The Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 111, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 11, 1959 Page: 1 of 16
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PROSPECTS FOR A COUNTY VOLUME 111
A I R P O R T ere improving . . —
Roundabout enjoyed i visit with
Summers A. Norman Wednesday
morning . . . Summers is one of
the fathers of this project that
has been talked for a long, long
time . . .
JUNE 11, 1959
M. G. MOORE and JACK NI-
CHOLS are heading the air port
committees for their respective
Chambers of Commerce . . . Moore
is J'ville's and Nichols the Rusk
committee head . . .
IF CHEROKEE COUNTY IS to
continue to grow and prosper, WE
MUST HAVE AN AIRPORT cap-
able of landing some air traffic
. . . Our neighbor, Angelina Coun-
ty has a fine airport that is a real
asset . . . Cherokee County is a
larger county than Angelina, in-
cidently . . .
The potential site is centrally
located, population wise, between
our county's two major cities,
Jacksonville and Rusk . . . Neither
city can afford to adequately fin-
ance an airport on their own, but
by working through the county,
everyone can benefit , .
THOSE WHO MET WITH the
Commissioners Court Monday
were: M G. Moore, Summers A.
Norman, W. E. Bailey, Hugh Saw-
yer and T. E. Acker from Jackson-
ville. Jack Nichols, E. R. Gregg
and Clyde Baker attended from
Rusk . . .
CHEROKEE COUNTY HAS
BEEN PLACEO on the "approved
list," and the site is already ap-
proved by the Director of Aero-
nautics of Austin . . .
FLAG DAY Sunday will see Old Glory flying from
a new mast in front of the Rusk Post Officé. Post-
master Fred Lunsford, left, shown here with Postal
Inspector R. H. McDonald of Tyler, said he hoped
to have at least a 49-star flag but that the 48-star
colors will have to do, until Independence Day cere-
monies when he hopes to have one of the new flags.
The new flag pole has been in use for some three
AT FIVE CENTS
THE COMMISSIONERS' COURT
is taking the proposal under con-
sideration now, and we'll have;
more information in the near fu-1 jimu
Timid Tomato Deal Opens
In Cherokee on Monday
ture. Roundabout hopes
RECEIVED A GREAT MANY
COMMENTS on our two para-
graphs on the By-passing of Hunts-
ville, and the warning that it could
happen to us .. . Roundabout was
in Huntsville again last week-end,
and stopped and took a picture
of the super by-pass . . .
FROM ALL THE WORD Round-
about received, the big majority
of our people definitely want the
city to cooperate with the state on
U. S. 69 so that it wil not happen
here . . .
Man's Body Is
J'VILLE — The body of Jessie
(Hub) Sellings, 71, Rt. 4 Jackson-
ville, was recovered from a well in
his front yard around 10:30 Tues-
day morning. An apparent suicide,
Mr. Stallings reportedly jumped
into the well around 10 a.m., ac-
cording to Jack Johnson of the
Jacksonville Fire Department.
Johnson said that a witness
stated he saw Stallings jump into
The Jacksonville Fire Depart-
ment answered the call, and re-
covered Mr. Stagings body around
Firemen answering the call were:
Jack Johnson, Karl Gray, Kenneth
Gray, Olen Peters, and Clifton
Funeral services are pending at
The Rusk Chamber of Com-
merce is due an invitation soon
from its Jacksonville counter-
part. The latter has instructed
its President to seek a joint
meeting of the two to talk over
the Blackburn Dam project.
Purpose of the meeting is to
attempt to iron out differences
between the two towns on the
project. The Jacksonville Cham-
ber has endorsed the Dam.
Rusk now has a suit pending
asking restraint of the Author-
ity and seeking to get out of
the Upper Neches tri-city fam-
Tomatoes—where they were be-
ing marketed—were going for five
cents in Cherokee County early
Scattered reports indicated that
selling was light, but that the
quality and quantity may pick up
if clear weather continues through
Gus Whiteman, Alto buyer open
; since Monday, said there had been
| light marketing at his shed. The
; grade is somewhat below par, he
said, but that he looked for it to
pick up if it doesn't rain. He said
there is a possibility that this
could turn into a pretty good to-
J'VILLE — Hugh A. Sawyer,
manager of the Jacksonville Cham-:
ber of Commerce for the past five
years, presented his resignation to
the Chamber directors' monthly
luncheon Wednesday at noon.
Sawyer is accepting a position
as vice-president and general man-
ager of the Rocky Mount, North
Carolina, Chamber of Commerce.
His resignation is effective July 1.
Sawyer stated that Rocky Mount
is a town of approximately 40.000
and that he will receive a substan-
tial Lnerease in salary He plans to
take up duties there July 1
Chamber President W. E. Bailey
expressed regret at losing Sawyer
and stated to the directors that
now more than ever he will need
the close assistance and coopera-
tion of the entire board.
Dr. Cecil Peeples moved that
the board express its appreciation
and best wishes to Sawyer And a
request by P. H. Broiles resulted
in a resolution that the Chamber
of Commerce pass a resolution
recognizing the excellent service
he had given the chamber and city
for the past five years.
At the noon luncheon at Sadler's
Restaurant, Sawyer gave a review
of the Chamber's activities and
accomplishments during the first
six months of this year.
He said a plan for re-surfacing
downtown streets was progressing
He reported that the Chamber
J has a contract with the Hocken-
berry System to make a survey io
determine if a hotel or motel
needed 'in Jacksonville and if
what si/e. The survey will be
on June 22.
(See SAWYER, Page 4)
City May Issue Warrants
To Finance U.S. 69 Work
The Rusk City Council Tuesday
night appeared anxious to start
moves to eliminate the "bottle-
neck'' that some have feared will
stall the Highway 09 improve-
ment program in the county or re
suit in by-passing Rusk.
The council, after hearing a re-
port from the finance committee
concerning the project, agreed to
get in touch with a bondsman and
hold a joint meeting with the fin
ance committee as early as prac-
The finance committee recom-
mended issuance of time warrants
to finance the project—estimated
by the Highway Department to
cost the city approximately $28,
000. The committee also recom-
Authority Voted tor
Time Warrant Issue
The Cherokee County Commis-1 funds, ruling out the need for in-
sioners Court Monday took the | creased taxation in the Road and
first step in implementing the Bridge Fund.
county's big road improvement The County at present has only
program when it voted to autho- $5,000 outstanding of the $100,000
Four Attend SFA
Workshop This Wk.
AWOL Soldier Cuts Self
After 3-Day Stay In Jail
rize time warrants to cover in
debledness incurred in obtaining
The court issued notice several
weeks ago of intention to autho-1
rize the time warrants. It. noted
that the "principal sum" of in-
debtedness to be incurred will not
Four employees of the Rusk j exceed $500,000.
School cafeterias are attending the However, this figure along with
School Lunch Workshop at Stephen. the maximum maturity date set)
F. Austin College in Nacogdoches for the warrants — 1984 -- were)
this week. They are Mesdames Ann j safeguard measures and that the
Bothwell, Rusk High; Anabelle c o u r t had no intention of ap
Jones, Anna Ross and Bessie Lloyd preaching either.
of Rusk Elementary. Interest rate of the warrants are
Mrs. Vivian Heald, supervisor, 1 not to exceed five per cent and
will join them Wednesday, when are to mature serially over a per-
they will present a demonstration jod of years, the maximum matu-
on making Yeast Breads. . rity date to be Dec. 15, 1980
According to the notice, "the
¡Court will levy a continuing direct
j annual ad valorem tax out of the
I Road and Bridge Fund Tax . . .
; for the purpose of paying the
¡ principal and interest on the in-
debtedness proposed to be created
in warrants issued in May, 1957.
for right-of way on State Highway
21 and U, S. 09.
The State is reimbursing the
county for bait the right-of-way
For 3rd Grade
J'VILLE — An AWOL soldier, son, was lodged in jail Sunday according to County Judge
The National flower of
Leonard McAnally, whose parents
live in Bullard, late Tuesday was
treated for head wounds apparent-
ly inflicted by himself in the Jack
the sonville City Jail.
United States is the goldenrod.
McAnally, with Vernon Samp-
J Ville Area Farmers Can Still
Sell Produce on C ommerce St.
afternoon. The two Negro soldiers 1 j Chandler no new taxes will
are AWOL from Camp Chaffee.
McAnally suffered only minor
scalp wounds after he either hit
himself with a glass bottle or
broke the bottle and used the
glass to cut his head. Dr. D. W.
Pryor said Wednesday the wound
was not serious and required no
be levied. Law now provides for
the transfer of monies from other
Elementary Principal J. M.
Boone said Wednesday that the
school has found it will be able
to include n its summer make-
up classes those pupils who were
retained in the third grade.
Earlier if nad been thought
that only pupils in the 4-8 grades
could be offered make-up cour-
ses. Principal Boone said the
only expense to the parents will
be in getting the children to and
from the school and the usual
"Parents are urged to take
advantage of this opportunity for
their children. Friday, June 12,
will be the last day pupils may
Chambers Ask Coooty to
Take Up Airport Project
County commissioners, due to a airport will be an attraction to
mended an increase in the city's
tax rate from $1.60 to $1.85.
Stating the city will have no
surplus for improvements, the
committee figured the raise to
bring in $0,500 in new revenue.
The $28,000 figuro was for storm
sewer under North Main street
and from the "Y" on Highway 69
to the city limits. Curb and gutter
is to be provided by property own-
ers. The Highway Department has
stated that no new right-of-way
will be needed.
The council indicated it disfav-
ored a tax rate hike, but was to
■schedule the joint meeting to in-
In other action the council okay-
ed a one-inch line to the Little
League baseball park and a 50-
foot, one-inch line to the Boy
Scout cabin in Lions Park.
It adopted a recommendation of
the Police and Fire Committee to
leave a 20 foot clearance from the
corners at city intersections and
instructed the maintenance de-
partment to make the necessary
The council also:
Deferred action on bills for ad-
vertising from the Cherokeean and
i the Jacksonville Progress in con-
nection with the Upper Neches
Water Authority dispute. Mayor
Morris Hassell said an opinion
from the legal counsel of the Texas
: League of Municipalities stated the
city could not legally pay the bills
¡ without confirmation by voters.
: To do so would leave the govern-
' ing body personally liable, he said.
Accepted a lease offer from Leo
Tosh that would provide a build-
ing for the city library. The lease
; is for five years with a $25 month-
ly rental. Tosh is renovating the
building, which will give the li-
| brary considerably more space
than it now has.
Heard a petition from 11 resi-
dents in the north section of the
city asking a larger water line,
lire hydrants and sewage.
Voted to take out unused park-
ing meter posts according to a
Passed on a motion to require
payment in advance for water
Lioness Club To
City Judge George Crawford said 1 lengthy regular meeting, were un-! industry, saying that most firms j
the two men were oeing held on able to deliberate officially on a prefer to have airport facilities Install Officers
a local drunk charge and are being county airport proposition brought ¡ close by providing rapid transport-
held for the Army. According to
J'VILLE—Farmers in this area at 4 p.m. in the city council cham- Market, assured the group that the p0jjce records, this is the second
will be allowed to sell ¡.heir pro-
duce on Commerce Street after
The Jacksonville City Council J
voted to recend their action of
ber to discuss this problem.
The merchants committee voted
9 to 7 to let the farmers sell in
the business section.
E. E. Whatley, chairman, presid-
farmer's markets sole purpose tjme the pair has been absent with-
was to serve the farmers of Cher- ()Ut |cave
okee County. A sinned statement bv Vernon
Boone, who is manager of the
last week which stopped the farm- ed at the meeting.
ers from selling tomatoes and pro- Heated discussion, both for and
duce on Commerce Street in the against began immediately.
Catfish Row area. R jr M0ffeit, C. C. Bearden,
Farmers can park in the center Frank Diamont, D T. Peterson,
of Commerce Street, west of Pat- and Frank Casper spoke out in
ton Street the other side of the favor of allowing the farmers to
railroad tracks. Up until this year, park and sell their produce on
they had been allowed to sell pro Catfish Row. They were of the
duce from the middle of Com- opinion that farmers needed this
merce Street, west of Bolton St location to sell produce. It was
City Council action came as a j also good for other business in
„ "w":. Y* '"V Sampson stated
Farmers Market, explained that . „
... , 4 ,, (amp Chaffee
no charge would be made to the
farmers for parking and selling
their produce at the market. W. B.
Paine pointed out that the con-
gestion in this area presented safe-
to them by Rusk and Jacksonville ation service.
Chambers of Commerce represent-; prcsenting the Chambers' pro-
atives Monday. posa I were: Summers A. Norman,
The groups are seeking to have¡M. G. Moore, T. E. Acker, W. E.
the county underwrite the local j Bailey, Hugh A. Sawyer and B.
the pair had left j portion of the project, to be added H. Broiles, all of Jacksonville, and
amp Chattee on June 1. They to federal monies the chambers E. R. Gregg, Jack Nichols and
took a plane to Fort Smith, Ark., feel can be obtained. Clyde Baker of Rusk.
from where they hitchhiked to' A site for the airport has report- —
Bullard. edly been decided on and inspect-
The two were in Jacksonville on ed by the Civil Aeronautics Com
ty and traffic difficulties. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday mission.
Following this lengthy discus- r,'8hts- according to Sampson's However, the comrr.doners, un
sion. a motion by J. A. Fields was
made that a vote be taken for and
against the city enforcing their
action to stop farmers from using
Commerce Street in the Catfish
Row area to sell produce. The vote
statement. McAnally was picked
up by police about 3 Sunday, Sam
pson about 5:30 p.m.
Sampson said that McAnally
(See AWOL, Page 4)
able to discuss the project, have
given no clue to how they may
receive the airport proposition.
The representatives, in present-
ing their proposal, stated that the
Holmes Brothers Funeral Home in result of a Retail Merchants Com- Jacksonville. Fear was expressed went 9 t0 7 against enforcing no
Jacksonville. Burial will be in the mittee of Jacksonville Chamber of that in the event the farmers were parking
cta i i (éias C>omm6FC6 meeting held MrinH&u ! mmfA/i s***.mctMAt
(See STALLINGS, Pag* 4)
SCD Banquet Set for 7: 30
Thursday Evening In Rusk
Monday moved off Commerce Street, many
would stop trading here.
Those in favor of continuing to
allow farmers the use of Com-
merce Street's Catfish Row area to
sell produce stated that farmers
had been allowed to sell produce
,there for 40 years, and should not
be stopped now.
Chamber of Commerce Presi-
The annual Cherokee County Board of Supervisors, will be mas- dent W. E. Bailey explained that
Soil Conservation District banquet ter of ceremonies. the Chamber s Board of Directors
will begin at 7:30 Thursday even- Tickets are now on sale for the had asked the city council to take
ing in Rusk, climaxing later in the event, always attended by scores steps to stop this parking because
evening with awards and recogni- of countians, rural and urban. , of the safety, traffic and health
tion for dozens of county people ¡ Winn is presently a district con- problem it caused. The Chamber
for achievement and contribution servation board chairman and a
to farm life. director of the Soil Conservation
T. N. (Chick) Winn of Tyler, District Supervisors.
formerly with the Soil Conserva- He was graduated from A&M
tion Service, will be the featured College in 1928 and has served as
Advanced First Aid course clas-
Central Baptist Bible
School Now In Progress
The Vacation Bible School of Minister of Music and Education at
Central Baptist Church got under-
way last Friday with Preparation
Day in spite of a pouring rain.
The parade usually held on Pre
L. A. Verbick.
Classes will also probably start
next week in the standard first
Board believed this action would aid course at Cove Springs Baptist
stimulate the use of the farmer's Church and at the New Hope
market in Jacksonville. school, Verbick said Wednesday.
ses will begin Monday, June 15, at paration Day had to be postponed
the Bulah School house. Classes until Monday because of the weath
will be taught by Otho Black and er.
There were 216 present on Mon-
day. At the close of the school at
11:15 the parade was held with
streamers of red, white and blue
crepe paper decorating the
and fire truck.
Tuesday's attendance was
the church is the principal of the
school Dr. Bradford Curry, pastor
tells the character story each
morning at the joint worship ser-
are; Mrs. Percy Hall, Nursery;
Mrs. Dick Sheffield, beginner 1;
Mrs. Harry Tilley, beginner 2;
Mrs F. M. Meador, Primary 1 and
cars 2; Mrs. Tom D. Stevens, Primary
3; Mrs. A. A. Hall Junior 1; Mrs.
214 C. P. Moore, Junior 2; Mrs. A. P.
J. A. May, president of the The Bulah course will be for
Farmer's Market and Hugh Saw- those who have completed the which did not include the attend-j Polk, Junior 3; Mrs. W. F. Beall, j
Allen Goforth of Jack- a county agent and a vocational yer, Chamber of Commerce Man- standard course. There are seven ance at the Youth School held Junior 4; Miss Ruth Crenshaw,!
sonville, chairman of the county agriculture teacher. ager and secretary of the Fanners (See BULAH, Page 4) in the evenings. B. B. Fields, Youth School,
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weNiMAL BAPTIST Vacation
ther Friday, rolled down Jacksonville streets Monday c«
cargo of VBS goers. The school reported good attendance on
At Thurs. Meet
Officers of the Rusk Lioness
Club will be installed at their re-
gular meeting Thursday noon
June 11th at Quinton's Restaurant.
Outgoing president, Sarah Sum-
mers, urges all members to at-
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Whitehead, E. H. The Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 111, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 11, 1959, newspaper, June 11, 1959; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth150292/m1/1/: accessed February 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.