The Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 111, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 21, 1959 Page: 1 of 18
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IT'S BEEN FRANTIC the lost
♦ew doys . . . frantic for the kids,
their parents, AND the teachers
. . . trying to get graduated! For
the young people and the moms
and dads, ifs really a climactic
event ... a chapter ends, and a
chapter begins ... with graduation.
All over Cherokee County, schools
hove boon conducting Baccalaure-
ate and Commencement exercises
. . . among the last to receive that
very important piece of paper will
be graduates of Rusk High . .
Baccalaureate is planned for Sun-
day, May 24th at 8 p.m. in First
Baptist Church, and Commence-
ment in the High School Auditor-
ium, Tuesday, May 26th at 8 p.m.
AND, OFFICIALLY LAUNCH-
ING the baseball season for Little
Leaguers will be a double-header
Tuesday night, with games slated
in both the Junior and
Pony Leagues. The youngsters and
adults are looking forward to the
familiar call of "play ball," Tues-
day evening at 6:30 when the ball
is tossed out . . . And you can bet
lots of folks will BE there) Tues-
day, Thursday and Friday have
been designated as playing nights
through the season. . .
IN A NEWS RELEASE from Ty- Miss Theresa Lou Miller, Rusk High School beauty, was honored
ler today. Roundabout sees where '*st weekend at the traditional Ring Dance at A&M College. See
June Dairy month is to be observed storV on page 8, Section 1.
there with an old fashioned milk-
ing contest ... and guess who willi COURTHOUSIl, NEWS
be among the five well known East — -
Texans competing for the gold
trophy??? Jeff Austin . . . from
over Frankston way, who is also
president of the First State Bank
in Rusk, and First National Bank
in Jacksonville. Each contestant
will be allowed two minutes .
MAY 21, 1959
Rusk High to Graduate Fifty-One Tuesday Night;
Exercises Being Held Over County During Week
Commencement exercises for 51 stone." present th diplomas. Ault. Sue Hanks, Elton Bass, Wan-, Beth Coleman, Billy Don Conway,
Rusk High School seniors will be Special recognition will he given Graduates are: da Bell, Randa Kay Blunk, Mary Danny Costolow, Charles Curtis,
held next Tuesday night in the by Principal M. B. Philbrick. Su Eddie Bailey, Beverly Musick, Nell Bobbitt, Sarah Braswell, Thorn- Darla Darby, Mike Day, Patricia
I High School auditorium. The bac- perintendent Gerald Chapman will Jerry Paul Alexander, Cynthia as Campbell, Nelda Cawthon, Mary Dodson, (. harlene Dossett, Ted
calaureate service will be held
■ - ■ '-«i
Jury, Court Rule Against
Plaintiff in Traffic Suit
Sunday evening in the First Bap-
tist Church, with Dr. H. M. Ward
of Jacksonville as baccalaureate
Scores of area high school sen-
iors were to receive diplomas in
exercises at their respective high
| schools during the week and the
' early part of next week.
The baccalaureate service for j
Busk seniors will begin at 8 Sun-
1 day evening. The invocation will
j be given by the Rev. Tom Dyal.
pastor of the First Presbyterian;
Church. The welcome will be given j
by the Rev. Lonnie Webb, pastor ¡
: of the First Baptist Church. Spe
cial music will ho by Jim Bob Grif
fin, accompaniment by Mrs. Don
Crysup and hymns by the choir
The Rev. E. J. Birkelbaeh, pastor
jf the First Methodist Church will
.'ive the benediction.
Commencement exorcises will
begin at 8 Tuesday night in the
high school auditorium, following
i he therno, "If We Forget, Who
Beverly Musick, salutatorian,
Judgement was entered in the On the County Court docket.
District Court civil minutes this Royce Wayne Minter was charged
after weighing the milk, a winner week in the suit, J. Alvin Milstead with unlawfully carrying a pistol, ¡will introduce (In- theme and the
will be announced ... all this is Vs Bichard Aynesworth, in which The.County Clerk's office in the following seniors will speak in sue
taking place June 1st at 10 a.m. the court ruled that the plaintiff past week issued four marriage j cession:
on the square in Tyler. j should recover nothing as a result licenses. They were issued to: Joyce Parsons, "Our Christian
—0— of a Jacksonville traffic accident Jamct Calvin Pryor and Mary Heritage"; Ann McKellar. "Our
T. W. FISHER is in the hospi- involving the two parties. Lou Hancock, Daniel Lealon Cost- Children's Birthright"; Marc i a
tal over at Temple . . . Understand -j-^e judgement was Cased on the 'ow an(' Nelda Earlc Tinsley, Tony Murphy, "Our Nation's Bulwark;"
he's feeling pretty low . . . Some jury's answers to 25 special issues j Everett Murray and Mary Lois Lola Sue Jenkins, "Our Future
of you folks might like to drop submitted to them. The jury found Chandler, Howard Glenn Stover Greatness "; Eddie Bailey, valedic-
and Katherine Wright.
him a line, so here's the address:
Ward 20, Veterans Hospital, Tem-
that the plaintiff's failure to pull
his pickup and trailer to the shoul
torian, "Our Character's Touch
pie, Texas. Roundabout wishes tho¡ der of the road constituted a pro ON PLF.ADÍNGS
fine oentleman a speedy recovery ximate cause of the accident and
. . . Mrs. Fisher is with him. ¡t said the plaintiff was negligent
—o— in that he had stepped into the I
RUSK LIONS are making planSj side of the car driven by Aynes-¡
for a big "splash day" when the worth.
Swimming Pool opens Thursday, Also entered was judgement in
May 28th . . . Understand there favor of J. O. Pope, awarding him
will be NO admission charge the judgement for recovery of $9,
first day! And in the meantime,
all school classes in the area are
invited to reserve the pool for
A preliminary hearing on
716.66 from T. F. Keasler, et al.
The Texas Bank and Trust Com
pany, intervenor in the suit, was i . .. .é ... .
• _ « ^ , . j , . . * , ' pleadings in the suit filed
class parties . . . there is no charge: awarded judgement for $45,10f>.16
for this . . . one class already has! against Keasler and W. J. Carney, agaiIlst the Upper Neches Wa
enjoyed a swimming party ... a partnership doing business as the'
Preliminary Hearing Of
Neches Suit Discussed
ULATES his good friend Lloyd
Pipes, recently elected president
of the East Texas Conference of
National Bank Auditors and Comp-
trollers Association . . . Lloyd is
on* of banking circle's most ag-
gressive young men and he is a
big asset to Rusk. He is executive
vice-president of the First State
Bank and is presently serving as
president of the Chamber of Com-
merce . . .
Country Smoke House and/or the;
Chief Packing Company in Jack-;
One suit was filed for divorce
with the court in the past week-
ter Authority by more than 400
Rusk citizens is expected short
ly, although attorneys for both
sides have not set a date.
In a "casual meeting" with
Bobbie Jean McDonald vs James District Judge James H. Moore,
TB Skin Tests
The Cherokee County Tuberculo-
sis Association gave the TB skin
—o— test to approximately 375 people
CONGRATULATIONS ARE AL-j early this week.
SO due Johnny Penick and Arthur Dr. B. E. Rossman administered
Powers, owners of the new PAP the tests to the entire colored
Drive-In grocery on North Main; school at Alto on Monday. The
Street . . . The store moved into Wells colored school was also given
(Continued on Page 12) the test.
attorneys for ooth sides were
asked to agree on a date for the
hearing, according to Jim Roun-
saville, attorney for the de-
The hearing will be on plead-
ings that have been made in the
suit—the original petition and
the exceptions filed by the de-
fense in its answer. Also pre-
sumably a date will be set for
trial of the suit.
The 3uit. C. A. Allen, et al,
vs Upper Neches River Munici-
pal Water Authority, is No.
21210 on the Civil Jury Docket.
Actual determination of the
suit is expected to await jury
And the earliest it can be
heard by a jury is during the
July term of Second District
Court, at whicn time—if Judge
Moore is to hear the suit—the
two District Judges will have to
If a jury trial is necessitated,
one source stated that it is
hard to see how the trial tan
come up before July, which
will be the earliest a jury can
be summoned from a list yet to
The current jury list is ex-
hausted and the jury docket for
the current term has been com
FIFTY ONE RUSK HIGH seniors will be graduated in commencement exercises at 8 p.m. Tuesday
night. Exercises will bo held in the High School Au litorium. The baccalaureate service for the class
will be neld in the First Baptist Church Sunday evming at 8.
Jacksonville 'Krazy Days'
Coming Friday, Saturday nabac Pres.
J'VILLE — "Krazy Days" are
coming to Jacksonville Friday and
Saturday with parades, free prizes,;
"crazy" costumes and special mer-
The "Kraz.v Days" activities will j
actually commence Thursday night
blocked off from Ragsdale to
Bolton and Main will be block-
ed off from Rusk to Commerce
for the special trades program
Thursday night through Satur-
Evans, Ronnie Frazer, Travis Hal-
bert, Patsy Hanvy, Lola Sue Jen-
kins, Patsy Jones, Mary Nell Jones,
Lela Ann Keels, Kenneth Lively,
Jimmy Lovelady, Lewis R. McCar-
roll, Dennis Mclntyre, Ann Mc-
Kellar, Gloria Mayes, Theresa Mil-
ler, Marcia Murphy, Joyce Parsons,
Patricia Persons, Robert Penn, Har-
old Price, Joyce Wilcox Sparkman,
Gary Starkey, Wilma Sue Thomp-
son, Judy Travis, Yvonne Wallace,
John Paul Watson, Glenda Spark-
man White, Dan Williams, Melba
Ann Williams, Linda William. Patsy
cement exercises for 15 Alto sen-
iors will be held in the High School
auditorium at 7 p.m. May 24. Bac-
calaureate speaker will be the Rev.
Walter Klingle, pastor of the Alto
Methodist Church. Student speak-
ers, Iho salutatorian and valedic-
torian will appear on the commen-
cement program. Alto valedictor-
ian is Martha Moses; salutatorian
is Marshall Ray Bynum.
Other Alto graduates are: Jo
Ann Findley, Shirley Derrett, Son-
ja Bauman, Hallene Allen, June
Jones, Tommy Williams, Danny
Feldcr, Bay Covington, Billy Mad-
dux. Bennio Lloyd, Granville
Adams, Gerald Corbin and Melvin
(Continued on Page 12)
County Commissioners Wed-
nesday afternoon issued notice
that it will pass an order Juno 8
authorizing warrants not to ex-
ceed $500,000.00 for right-of-way
purposes in Cherokee County.
Interest on the warrants is not
to exceed five per cent. A maxi-
mum maturity date — Dec. 15,
1984, was set. Both the maximum
maturity date and the amount of
warrants are no moro than pro-
tective measures, the court saiid,
and it has no intention of ap-
proaching the maximum of eith-
The notice stated that the
Court will levy a "continuing di-
rect ad valorem tax out of tho
Road and Bridge Fund Tax."
A "crazy" parade for adults will
when downtown streets are block begin at 9 a.m. Friday. Many of tends from Texarkana to Lufkin
ed off and rides will be set up in the 32 merchants participating in ani| from Shreveport, La. to At-
tho streets. Concession stands will the "Krazy Days" will enter groups hens. Associate members from
also be open along the streets. in the parade. The parade i.s open banks in Dallas, Houston and Fort
off from Ragsdale to Bolton and to any adult in Cheorkee County. Worth are also represented in this
Lloyd Pipes, prominent Rusk
banker, was elected president of
the East Texas Conference of Na-
tional Bank Auditors and Com-
prollers Association Saturday Rl,Rk s Ll,,le .League baseball
night. The bankers held their re- season °Pens with a double-head-
gular monthly meeting in Tyler. or Tuesday night, featuring pairs
The NABAC Association area ex- ^un'or and Pony League teams
Commerce Street will be
Banquet Starts Drive
For Civic Music Monday
J'VILLE—The kick off banquet presented by Tommy Tune of Hou-
for the Civic Music Association ston and Aynn Miller of Tyler.
Membership Campaign was held They were accompanied by Yvonne
Monday night at 7 in the Liberty Shatto of Houston. Glenda Mitchell
Hotel. The tables were decorated of Frankston sang a negro spirit
with arrangements of yellow gladi- ual, "Hard Trials." and another
oli arranged by the Jacksonville selection. "One Kiss." from "The
Garden Club and the Crestwood New Moon" by Sigmund Romberg.
Garden Club. The floral arrange- Mayor Robert Huttash spoke on
ments were won in a drawing by "What Civic Music Means To Jack-
Ruth Crenshaw. Mrs. Roscoe Clark, sonville." Rev. Robert Matheny in-
national representative, drew the troduced the after dinner speak-
winner's name. er, Tom Acker. Highlights of his
Art Garrett was in charge of the talk were that "the standards of
dinner arrangements and the pro- muiic should be raised and chil-
gram was arranged by Roger Key- dren taught to listen to lasting
es. Rev. Robert Matheny was ma* music so that they could under-
ter of ceremonies. The group join- stand and enjoy it."
ed in the singing of "America" Mrs Roscoe Ciar* was then in-
led by B. B. Fields. Rev. Joe Dol- troduced by Rev. Matheny and
man gave the invocation. spoke on the national association.
A sketch from Noel Coward's Hewitt Wilson, chairman of the
musical, "The Red Peppers," wasj (Continued on Page 12)
Another "crazy" parade will
be held at 9 a.m. Saturday,
♦ his time for the children. Any
child in the county can enter
and compete for the cash
prizes. Children wishing to en-
ter the parade may merely
don their costume and be
ready on Commerce Street be-
tween Jackson and Ragsdale
shortly before 9 a.m., states
E. B. Jolly, parade chairman.
Other officers installed were
John Budisill, vice president of the
Commercial National Bank of Na-
cogdoches, vice president and Jack
Hickey, with the First National
Bank of Marshall, secretary -trea-
! D. A
is immediate past president.
Pipes has been active in the
NABAC Association for the past
in their season's debut.
t The Phillies and Orioles of the
Pony League will provide the first
diamond action of the year when
they take the field at 6:30. They
will be followed by the Red Sox
and Cardinal game at 8:30.
Six Junior League teams and
four Pony League teams will pro-
vide action during the season.
Games will be played Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday nights.
The remainder of action next
Brogoitti of Mt. Pleasant j week will feature the Braves vs.
Indians and Giants vs. Yankees
on Thursday night, and on Friday,
the Cardinals vs. Braves and Ath-
letics vs. White Sox.
Pony League managers have
been selected and will have a
Separate cash prizes will be; 13 years. He has held the office
given tor both parades. A S10 prize'of secretary - treasurer and vice
will go the wearer of the "craziest" | president.
costume and S5 to the wearer of Pipes is executive vice president I meeting later this week,
•he second "craziest" costume, of the First State Bank of Rusk: A statement Wednesday stated
adult and children. A S10 prize and is chairman of the board of the that all boys who played Pony
will be awarded for the most ori- Crockett State Bank of Crockett. League ball last year and who
filial costume in both parades.
A merry- go -round, ferris
wheel and children's rides will
be set up in the street Thurs-
day night through Saturday and
churches and civic groups will
operate concession stands.
are returning will be assigned to
the same teams. Little Leaguers
; coming up to the Pony League
be assigned to teams this
KicK-OFF BANQUET for tho Civic Music Association's campaign in Jacksonville was hold at 7 p.m.
Monday in tho Liberty Hotel. Almost ISO personi attended tho banquet and hoard T. E. Acker speak
on civic musk and what it moons to Jacksonville.
BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL
OFFICIALS TO MEET
A meeting of Sunday School of- ¡ will
ficers and teachers is planned next week.
Monday night at 7 p.m. in First Managers have requested that
Baptist Church. A covered dish boys who wish to plav but who
Numbered cards will be given to ¡ supper will be served prior to the have not applied leave their names
customers by various merchants business meeting. with Houston White at the Rusk
participating in "Krazy Days." Spe Oran Spence. Sunday School su- Hotel and they will be assigned
cial merchandise will be on display perintendent, urges full attend- to teams.
in the various stores. Customers | ance, in order to make additional j Boys 15 years old, whose birth-
can see if their number and the plans for the Vacation Bible School days are not later than August 1,
(Continued on Page 7) June 1-10. will be eligible to piny tbi<? ««««on.
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Whitehead, E. H. The Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 111, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 21, 1959, newspaper, May 21, 1959; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth150289/m1/1/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.