The Cherokeean. (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 112, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 17, 1959 Page: 1 of 14
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'Hound . . .
INTEREST MOUNTS each wwk
in Hi* bifl Football Contort carried
each woek in The Chorokooan and
(Star) Journal . . . Around 150
entries were counted last wook
. . . Marshall Doar won first placo
this wook. Ho guessed IS of 20
correctly; Cilbort Kalinoc and H.
G. Wood tied for socond placo
with 17 corroct guesses . . . Doar
will receive $15.00; and Kalinoo
and Wood will divided tho 2nd and
3rd placo money for a total of
$7 JO aoch . . .
WE'VE HAD MANY favorablo
commonts on tho fino sports cover-
apa carried in tho (Star) Journal.
THOSE WHO FAILED to pay
thoir poll tax this yoar aro roally
out of luck . . . We've already had
a number of very important elec-
tions. and from what Roundabout
understands via the "prapevinef
we're due to have one or two more
that will be of utmost importance.
SHELBY HOOD, immediate past
president of the Rusk Quarterbeck !
Club, deserves a pat on the back
from all the folks in Rusk . . .
Thanks to his hard work, the big
electric score board is a reality
. . . Shelby is a hard civic worker,
and is a real asset to Rusk . . .
Combining the nowapatborint facilities of Rusk
Jacksonville apancles in the most completo local
In Cherokee County.
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SEPTEMBER 17, 1959
THE SENIOR CLASS of Rusk
High School begins its annual sub-
scription sale to over 100 maga- i
xines this week . . . All types of!
reeding material is on sale at
money saving specials . . . Every-
one is invited to help the senior/
class in their first money-making j
project . . . proceeds will go to->
ward the Senior trip . . . Patricia j
Echols, Gary Lloyd, Tommy Tread- ■
well and Nancy Young are head- j
ing the drive . . . Anyone wishing
to subscribe is asked to con-
tact one of the above, or any mem-
ber of the senior class . . .
Leading off the pagentry of the Rusk High School Eagle Band at the half-time of Fri-
day night's Alto-Rusk football game will be these five twirlers. Pictured are, kneeling,
Donna and Sherill Bothwell and standing, Diann Burton, Martha Coker (drum major)
an<I Judy Banks.
RECEIVED A NOTE from Mrs.
J. H. Freeland this week . . . Rev.
Fraeland has resigned his position
as minister of the Presbyterian
Church at Freeport, and is moving
to Barstow . . . His resignation at
Freeport become effective Septem-
ber 15th . . .
Eagles, 'Jackets Tangle
In Annual Rivalry Friday
RANK WALLACE, prominent
lumberman of Rusk and Cherokee
County, suffered a heart attack in
downtown Rusk Tuesday morning
.. . Rank is one of the Finest Chris-
tian gentlemen Roundabout has
ever had the opportunity to know
... Ha is now at the Rusk Memo-
rial Hospital, and Roundabout
joins his host of friends in wishing
him a speedy recovery . . . This old
world would be a much better
place to live in if wa had more
citizens of Rank Wallace's caliber.
Rusk Footballers, still groping
for a 1959 win, Friday meet their
twice victorious Class A neighbors,
the Alto Yellowjackets, for an-
other battle in a years-old rivalry.
The Eagles will be the host team
for the 8 p.m. game.
RESERVE SEAT tickats to the
RUSK-ALTO game only are now
on sale at Rusk High School and
City Hall for SI-00. According to
Supt. Gerald Chapman, the tic-
kets will go on a first come-first
serve basis. He reminds football
fans that season tickets are still
available for the remaining five
Coach Terry Moore's visitors
will bring with them a record of
two lop-sided wins over Class A
opponents, Garrison and Troup.
Rusk's tally sheet shows a come-
back tie witfi Mexia and a 22-0 de-
feat by New London.
However, a comparison of re-
cords of the two teams has been
proven vanity by past seasons. The
Class AA Eagles have been almost
perennially triumphant. However,
the 'Jackets will make their bid
for a win with one of their strong-
est teams in many years Friday!
District favorites, they have
valuable experience at almost!
Last year, the Eagles slogged
through a pouring rain to cop a
20-0 victory from the 'Jackets. And
the hosts are favored to continue'
their mastery of the series this j
year, but from all counts the visi-
tors are fully capable of an upset.
The Eagles, with their usual I
starters, may try out their intensi-
fied aerial program which was
slated for drill this week. Their
passing offense was a failure again-
st New London last week and earn-
ed a priority place on the week's
Meanwhile, Alto's aerial attack
has clicked against their two sea-
son opponents, featuring a com-
bination of passer Dickie Mc-
Gaughey and Tommy Cummings.
The pair worked the aerial -route
for two touchdowns against Troup
The Rusk line has shown it can
contain a bruising terrestial of
fense. Therefore, Alto may polish
its aerial warfare with that in
mind. The Eagles' pass defense has
been punctured successfully in two
encounters this year.
On the credit side of the Rusk
offensive ledger will be a hard-
running and varied ground attack
that has matched yard for yard
The County Commissioners
Court Monday whacked 12 cents
off the 90-cent tax rate for the
I960 budget. New tax bills will
be figured at 78 cents per $100
valuation, exclusive of state and
road district taxes.
J'VILLE—A weekend of increas-
ed criminal activities in Jackson-
ville found the police busy Monday
morning investigating two burglar-
Burglars entered the Safeway
store by breaking a lock on the
night Produce delivery door, then
cut through a wire screen to get
into the store. Apparently the only
thing stolen was cigarettes. The
store's safe was not bothered.
The second burglary was at the
Jacksonville Brake & Alignment
Service on South Jackson Street.
Entry was obtained by prying open
the sliding garage doors. Captain
Archie Cook reports that they
took about $14.00 in money, a pair
of binoculars and an electric shav-
er. Part of the money came from
a coin operated cold drink machine
that the culprits broke open.
Police found several clues at
both stores which they hope will
lead to early arrests.
To Face Car
A 17-year-old youth has been re-
turned to Texas to face charges in
Cherokee County and Marshall, for
car theft, robbery and perhaps
burglary tfy assault.
Cherokee County Sheriff Allen
Dotson said Clyde D. Smith was
picked up by Alexandria, La.,
sheriff's officers last Saturday
night. The 1959 Cadillac, belong-
ing to J. D. Bearden of Jackson- county candidates will be re-runs,
ville, was identified from a local New state laws Fave set the first
12-Cent Rate Cut
back services. cent cut for all county property
Admitting that the decrease is taxpayers except those in Road
almost unprecedented, County District m , whose ^ di8trict
Judge J W Chandler said that. rate was incrcased from 10 cents
while many governments favor to 18 cen(s The
raise was account-
ed for by the $60,000 bond is-
suance for road work. Road Dis-
holding the line in such circum-
stances, commissioners felt tax-
The 78-cent figure is two cents payers would appreciate a sizeable j tricts 2-2 and 2-3 kept a 60-cent
above that recommended by Audi-' cut in the tax rate. : jevy while no levies were made
tor J. Finan Smith, required after However, the county is expected; on' jjstrjets three and four. The
minor adjustments in the proposed to show little or no net loss in re ; rate 0f District 1 was cut
budget. venue, a result of new properties
Budget makers explained that on the rolls, includfn'! automo-
the county finances were such that biles and lake properties taxed for
the county could offer taxpayers i the first time for tho I960 year.
a cut in the rate without cutting | The new rate represents a 12-
UNDER NEW LAW
To Hustle Votes Earlier
Some of what will be county of-
fice seekers this week declared
their innocence of new laws that
will send them out in the cold to
solicit votes, but the same some
indicated they will observe the
new dates, probably in the same
old vote getting way. And like
summer television, most of our
Democratic primary up to May
Filing deadline will be February 7
Most políticos opine that will chase
this year from 25 cents to 10
The State tax, or lateral road
tax, remained at 30 cents per $100
valuation. Total state and county
taxes will be $1.08 per $100. Last
year's county rate was 90 cents,
which added to the state rate, to-
The apportionment of the rate
was unchanged in three funds:
. Road and Bridge, 5 cents; Road
and Bridge Special, 15 cents; and
i Road and Bridge Sinking Fund,
j 15 cents.
! The Jury Fund will require two
cents less, from five to three
The rustle of leaves this autumn i Attorney—the incumbent's politi-
will be accompanied by the hustle; ,.a| intentions are unlearned —
of vote seeking public servants lwo county Commissioners and a cents- General Fund down from
known democratically as politic- Ü n *
raft of constables. J 41 to 37 cents; and the Permanent
One thing's for sure: There'll be ' I"iH'«vement Fund, down from
politicing of some kind in 1959,1 elght to three cents"
even if it's just the glad-hand:
The total county tax levy for
„ , , . the 1960 budget is estimated at
vane y. But the reaction to he | $m000i up about «^qoo from the
new laws may be seen best in the ^ bud t Tota, (axes
higher county and district offices, levie(] are expected to be $359..
(See COUNTY Page 8) ' 700.
Cox Heads Salvation Army
Drive To Begin Wednesday
County Attorney Paul Cox will fee will be held in the Rusk Hotel
them out around the middle of j head up a Salvation Army drive dining room. For the campaign,
November to begin light campaign j ¡„ RUsk that will commencean employees division is being set
ing- early next Wednesday morning up, and very likely a woman's di-
Others could hold off at least Thirty-five volunteer workers are vision will be organized to cover
until January of 1960. It's no secret j slated to meet with Cox in a kick-¡some of the residential areas,
that County Tax Assessor-Collector 0ff meeting at 7:45 next Wednes- France said.
, Jimmie Cone will be a candidate <|ay, Chairman Cox stated that the
Sheriff Allen Dotson, Karl ; next year for his first four year The campaign will be conducted Rusk Service Unit, composed of
1?" pY iff f . 8 "^acftson" j term. Whether or not he cam by seven team captains who will local citizens, can use the money
villc Policc Chief Sam Doliin^cir ¡ naíone nn Thnnifíiffivinff Tiíiv triíiv! u,,a /««««• umnirnon nnnv niAi>irinn rpiiclc did to ©mcrjíjciicy
welfare cases. It may mean medi-
to see more than four or five peo- cine for someone who does not
County Attorney Paul Cox sees. pie for funds. have the money to buy it, or food
the four months between New Setting up the local drive was for a family in need, or clothing
The youth was reportedly dress-
ed in a woman's attire, including
hnt, shoes and cosmetics.
Now being held in Marshall
where he faces two and possibly
three charges, he will be brought
to Cherokee County in a few days
to be charged with theft of the
Bollinger ¡ paigns on Thanksgiving Day may'have four workers oa-h working
returned the youth to Texas after; depend on how crowded the field under them. No worker will have
he signed an extradition waiver
earlier and after the U. S. District
Attorney had released him what
had been presumed to be I<Bl cus- year's Day and May Day as plenty! Salvation Armv Field Representa- for school children,
tody. He was in a Louisiana Parish 1
of time for campaigning. Paul tive Lawrence France of Texas Moreover, statewide SA services
didn't declare finally his political Divisional Headquarters in Dallas, and institutions will be available
Smith is AWOL from his Fort intentions, but it's generally ac He was in Rusk earlier, at which to the community.
Hood Army post. He is charged
with taking a car in Marshall, dri-
ving it to Jacksonville and taking
City Street Work
Waits On Sign-Up
cepted that he'll be a candidate. time a local Salvation Army Com-1 France said all solicitation for
District Judge J. W. Summers mittee was named, headed by Mrs. j money here by the Salvation Army
says the new dates will take a E. R. Gregg. Committeemen are in Tyler has been called off in
the Bearden car, which he ailed- yt(,ie getting used to for most Bill McCluney, Robert A. von favor of the local committee which
gedly drove into Louisiana. candidates and, as usual, serious Doenhoff, Mrs. Bonds Looney, W. ¡ will conduct a fund drive once
TAX BILLING in Cherokee County became a sophisticat-
ed business this week with the installation of this Bur-
roughs Computer Tax Billing Machine. The first to be
installed in Texas and the first in a tax office south of
Chicago, the machine computea state, county, road district
and school district taxes plus the per cent of savings if
paid in either October, November or December, as well as
the face amount due if paid in January. Pictured
here are the operator, Tax Deputy Mrs. Mary Jane Hin-
ton. Burroughs Sales Representative Ray Wallace, and
Token street surfacing, a por
tion of what Rusk city officials
hope will be a series of projects,
was nearer reality this week. The
start of the program, however,
still hinged on collaboration of
The city expected at least one
of the street projects to be fully
signed up this week. If payment
was pledged by owners along the
full route, the council was ready
to resume a recessed meeting and
negotiate with a contractor for top-
Property owners along a half-;
dozen streets have petitioned or
otherwise indicated to the city
they want paving. But none had
been fully successful in getting
property owner payment.
Potential projects included Hat
chett Street, Black Street and the
Hanna Addition. Residents along
Rickett Drive in the Highland
Heights Addition heve petitioned
for paving with curb and gutter.
In a previous meeting, the city
council set SI per foot as the prop
eriy owner's share of the paving
coot. The «ity will pay the re-
mainder including paving of inter-
The council last week did not
adjourn its monthly session but
recessed subject to call to act on
the street projects when and if
checks were presented for all the
property along a given street.
Each of the streets will be treat-
ed as a separate project and will
be paved at the completion of
property owner participation cam
paigns. Presumably the projects
will call for -.eparate contracts.
Amounts involved probably will
not require bids to be taken.
Mayor Morris Ha.ssell Tuesday in
dicated the city is eager to get in-
|to the paving program Although
no funds have been earmarked for
(the projects, he said the city will
somehow meet the terms to which
it has obligated itself.
Dialville Methodist Church will
have Revival Services beginning
Sunday morning, September 20,
and continuing through Sunday
evening service. Sunday, Septem
Rev. Orville Parker, pastor of
the church, will conduct the serv-
ice* with the exception of the first
Sunday Frazier Forhetz, Lon Mor-
ris, will preach those two services.
Judge James Moore (assuming he
runs) may need November and
December to cover the sprawling
A 30-man crew moved in early three-county district before the
this week to begin dismanteling •^a>' primary.
announcements won't begin falling H. Hanna, Robert L. Banks, J. M. n year. It was called a better plan
in until after the first of the year Boone, Rev. Flwood Birkelbach for Rusk since a portion of the
—a Cherokee County practice. and Rev. A. T. Dyal. money raised remains in the town
Judge Summers will be a candi- Next Wednesday's "kickoff cof-; for immediate welfare use.
date, and he and 145th District
the Texas Power and Light Com
pany Striker Lake plant for in-
The crew is headed by J. T.
Uhrieh. central maintenance su-
(Set 30-MAN Page S)
Sheriff Allen Dotson will em-
phatically be a candidate. He is
also emphatically unperturbed
over the whole question of a hur-
ried up campaign season.
To be elected also is a District
Young Lawyer Becomes First In
Forty Years To Take Oath Here
John Wayne Croft who has been General department.
serving his legal apprenticeship Therefore, he requested that
with the law firm of Norman, Judge Summers administer the
Rounsaville and Hassell in Rusk, oath in his home county. Croft is
Tuesday became the first lawyer a native of Cherokee County.
be to be sworn into his profession; At the conclusion of Tuesday's
in Cherokee County in at least ceremonies Judge Summers stated.
40 years. "Above all a lawyer will find his
Croft was sworn in Tuesday af-1 highest honor in a deserved re-
ternoon in the District Courtroom putation for fidelity to private
Wy District Judge J. W Summers, fust and public duty, as an honest
The young lawyer would have,man a"d a patriotic and loyal
ordinarily been administered the citizen."
oath by the Supreme Court of He summed up the ideals of the
Texas along with others of his legal profession as honor, fide-
University of Texas class. But on,lity, trust, duty and loyalty,
the day of the ceremonies Croft is; Croft was graduated in the up-
due to be at Fort Benning. Geor- per bracket of his clsss and made
gis, where he will become a mem one of his class' highest msrks in
ber of the Army's Judge Advocste the bar exams.
IMERS AND JOHN W. CR<
a new lawyer sworn in
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