Cherokeean/Herald (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 142, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 20, 1990 Page: 2 of 20
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PAGE TWO—CHEROKEEAN/HERALD OF RUSK, TEXAS—THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20,1990
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Visit to Russia concludes
Drive is underway to register
Texans to vote November 6
George Bayound has issued an appeal to all Texans,
who have not registered to vote to do so immediately.
October 7 is the last day to register by personal appear-
ance and Oct. 9 is the mail deadline for registering for
the Nov. 6 Texas General Election.
Some 900,000 Texas registered voters were removed
from voter registration rolls statewide as a result of the
biennial purge process this year. That's almost 11
percent of the 8.3 million registered voters for last
spring's election. The 8,285,307registered voters on the
rolls earlier this year was an all time high.
In Cherokee County employees of the Cherokee
County Tax Assessor Collector's Office removed some
1,300 persons from the voter registration list.
The "strike list" as it is called is composed of thosper-
sons, who have moved or address has been changed.
Voter registration cards are not forwarded by the post
Those persons, who have not received an orange and
white voter registration card should go by the Rusk or
Jacksonville offices of the county tax assessor collector
A statewide VOTE '90 campaign is underway in
Texas. The campaign is an all out effort to promote voter
registration and participation. More than 5,000 Texas
businesses, civic organizations and community groups
are participating in VOTE '90 by displaying and distrib-
uting voter registration applications and other materi-
Do we or do we not invest
in an income generator?
What do we want our city government to do with our
tax dollars is a question most of us ask from time to
timel Tax paying time is certainly not a fun time for any
of us who write checks for city, school and county taxes.
Sometimes it takes several months for us to recover
from paying these ad valorem taxes,
Thursday evening a group of folks, who volunteer
their time and efforts to the bettermént of Rusk met
with the Rusk City Council. They were there to talk
These community leaders asked members of the
council to commit themselves to spend some up to
$28,000 annually for the next three years.
They promised the $28,000 maximum would not be
an expense, but an income generator. The city's comniitr
ment would allow the Make It Happen Committee to
apply for Main Street Status. If approved the city would
qualify as an Official Main Street Project The qualifi-
cation would entitle the city to receive the benefit of
state data baseí¡ research information, grant informa-
tion, consultant services and many other resources on a
cost free basis.
The city commitment would be a premise that a Main
Street coordinator would be employed. The position
probably would not come available until sometime near
the beginning of the next budget year.
We all know the city operates on a somewhat limited
budget. This year as there are no new taxes and city
utilities remained the same. That means the city
budget is TIGHT and we all know it.
What will happen next budget year could only be a
Any year the city raises taxes 2.99 percent over the
effective rate some $12,000 new money would be gener-
ated. That isn't even half of the proposed expenditure.
Also, the city will be faced in just a few years with
balloon bond payments. Perhaps new water and sewer
lines to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice
property will become a necessity and what if no grant
funds are available for such a project?
Everywhere you look, it costs money! We know this.
We also all know that it is extremely hard in these
troubled days for many of our citizens. We know the cost
of living is especially hard in our community, where the
income is so limited because of the high percentage of
fixed incomes and senior citizens.
Make It Happen folks say they have some $5,000 plus
in their budget at the present. This will go to help with
filing applications for Main Street status. They expect
another $2,000 profit from the May Fair on the Square.
They will help all they can with proceeds from this and
other local projects.
Maybe those of us that can, should come forward with
modest to large donations to help with the payment of
the coordinator's salary.
Maybe, we know how the city can get the money—
$28,000 isn't all that much. Usually, it can be found in
a city budget.
We must develop all our potential. The future of our
community depends on it. The council will consider the
matter again at the October meeting. 'Members are
studying the issue now. If you have suggestions make
them to these fine folks sitting at the council table.
Roundabout , with Marie Whitehead
Heavy is the heart, sadder than
sad, when one loses a friend. The
loss of any friend is enormous, but
Paul Durham ofDiboll was a special
It was a fraternal closeness
we shared. Common occupa-
tions through which we were
As the publisher of the Diboll Free
Press, Paul set standards in jour-
nalism which the rest'of us could
only hope to get in the same room
with! He was good!
His coverage of the news and
the manner in which he brought
it all together was an end prod-
uct to be admired. He achieved
four color separation photogra-
phy way ahead of the rest in
Texas. In fact, it has only been
recent that any other area pub-
lication has come close to hie
prests work. An ahead of-hie-
There were a couple of profession/
industry changes which we labored
through together. From hot type to
cold type, of course. And then there
was the decision to join other news-
papers in the U. S. in adopting a
Standard Advertising Unit (SAU)
line length. Or, column width, if
you please to call it that.
This doeent mean a lot to the
average reader right now...but
if you will start noticing all the
newspapers you read, you will
see that most of us have the
same column width. (Excep-
tions here, for some publica-
tions, are noticed on the classi-
fied ad pagee.)
We struggled via long distance,
with what measurement in picas to
change to...on our Compugraphics.
In inches, we knew that the new
SAU column width was two and
one-sixteenths. But ths typesstting
equipment was programmed in pi-
cas, not inches.
Survive that we did. In 1IMI
phics were advised of the ma-
chines' antiquity. Computers
were heralded as the technol-
ogy of the future!
Paul, of course, made the change
way ahead of us. He was by nature,
it seems, a pioneer. But being fjrst
sometimes has its disadvantages.
There are no voices of experience
close at hand to point out the pos-
sible pitfalls. He and his staff went
through traumatic, nerve-whacking
hours of work for several months.
But, of course, he met the challenge
and then graciously offered guid-
ance when we reached that com-
puter door of change!
In fact, we (the staff, too) went
down to inspect his new equip-
ment in January last year. We
left Diboll with more enthusi-
asm than we went there with, of
coureet Paul and his fine staff
helped us to see that the un-
known is frightening only as
long tts it is unknown. Once you
know, everything is easy!
Probably the only time we ever
disagreed was over football games
between Diboll and Rusk. Those
weren't serious disagreements. We
understood each other's loyalty.
Aside from being bonded by
printer's ink, there was some-
thing elee we had in common.
Our love for the Texas State
Railroad. Paul was Just about,
the biggest fan the TSR had He
got fariou* with me one year
when he failed to receive an
invitation to Prees Day at T8R.
After that we promised to keep
him posted vis phone and the
Paul was born February of 1933.
One year later, samé day, the neigh-
bors welcomed a baby girl. Their
parents were a part of that era's
sawmiUing industry. Both families
subssqusntly moved to Diboll. And
in the best ofhappy-#v«r after tradi-
tions, they grew up, he at the head
of his graduating «lass and ahs at
ths head of here.
And, of conree, they got mar>
riedt College, military servio*
and back home to Diboll. Itwaa
about 19S3 that Paul established
the Free Press. Even though he
sold it to Arthur Temple in 1989,
he remained its editor until this
Paul's wife, Jimmie Beth, is the
niece of two Rusk citizens, Mrs.
Arthur Holcomb and Mrs. R M.
Hoover. They have loved him like
their own because, well, probably
because he was as good a husband,
father and family man as he was a
' By all standards and defini-
tions, Paul was a good person.
All of us who called him friend
know that we lost a special
He really was outstanding. A
dedicated, hard worker. Not reluc-
tant to fees change. Even in death.
For, irony of ironies, he was in
Methodist Hospital at Houston for
some tests when he died. Maybe he
knew that change, the last big
change, was imminent.
Our sympathy goes out to his
family and friends, for with them
we too, will mise Paul!
Until next week? -mw
help is offered
The Texas WaterCommission will
hold a seminar at the Citizen Na-
tional Bank Community Room in
Crockett Thursday from 700 - 9:30
The ssminar is fres and is in-
tended to help the owners and op-
erators of underground storage
tanks comply with Texas Water
Commission regulations that were
enacted in Sspt«mtn r 1989.
For more information, contact ths
Texas Water Commission District 6
office at 914/B96-5486.
The Brat of Friends — (L-R) Melissa free
Missy from Virginia; Brandee from Las Vegas, Nevada;
Lena from Rybinsk, USSR; Katie Crysup, Rusk; Mssh^
McDonald's In Moscow - The Une
the way around the block.
Letters To The Editor
I wish to thank Mr. Charles Hor-
ton for his unfailing support of PTA.
It is heartening to see such dedica-
tion to improving our children's
Out-going PTA president
'Fly your flag!'
Dear Fellow Citizens:
Our founding fathers, in order to
secure the blessings of liberty for
themselves and their posterity, did
ordain and establish a Constitution
for ths United States of America.
The week of Sept. 17-24 has been
Daughters of Republic
to meet Thursday
William Roark Chapter of the
Daughters of the Republic of Texas
will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday,
Sept. 20, at the Southern Motel Res-
taurant in Rusk. The lunch will be
Dutch treat. Mrs. Robert Pettit will
present the program-
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the final
in a series of articles by Katie
Crysup, Rusk High School senior.
She has focused on highlights of her
trip last summer to Russia where
she studied biology and found new
friends! Katie is the daughter of
Mike and Sissy Crysup and was one
ofs select group chosen by the People
to People Youth Science Exchange
Program. We are grateful to her for
sharing these experiences with us.
The final stop on our journey was
Leningrad. This was a beautiful city;
but, coming there was a letdown
after beautiful Borok. We were
rushed through and didn't get to
spend much quality time there. I
hope some day that I can return to
Leningrad to see in more detail the
things I saw there.
I learned so many new things on
my trip to Russia. I would now like
to share some of my impressions of
Russia and it's people. One of the
first things I found out was their
sanitation system is quite different
from ours. That's why everywhere I
went, I could find the restroom right
away. Second, Russians are very
patient when it comes to getting
something American, but they are
very impatient when it comes to
buying something common. Take,
farexample, McDonald's in Moscow,
The line was literally almost a mile
long. People would wait 2 hours just
to gst in. On the other hand, people
would push and shove to get to the
front of a line in a grocery store or a
Something else that was interest-
ing to me was to see how proud the
Russians are of their veterans of the
war. All of these men would wear
suits with all their medals on the
front and are treated in a special
way.Whenever they walk in to a
store, the person being waited on
must completely stop their transac-
tion with the clerk in order for the
clerk to wait on the veteran. Only
after the veteran has completed his
business maytheclerk resume help-
ing the first customer.
One question many have asked
me is: "Is it as gloomy as the TV
•hows it to be?" My answer to that is
no. There are several reasons for
this. First, Moscow has a very bad
pollution problem. One of the main
reasons for this is they dont have
the emmissions standards we do on
automobiles. The only type of fuel
they use is diesel and this creates a
big pollution problem.'Second, Rus-
¿3* gets a great amourttVf rain, -W
whenever a photograph is taken it
leeks dark and gloomy.
Basically, the people, not neces-
sarily the government, share with
us the same views on life and peace,
llie Russian teenagers and children
do not consider America to be a
threat. They consider us as friends.
One thing that has helped change
this view is this type of cultural
Three million people visit the
Soviet U nion each year. This part of
the country has opened up and free-
dom is growing stronger. I can only
hope that my generation can bring
peace to the world if this generation
Thank you for letting me share
my experience about Russia with
rou. I hope you learned something;
know I did.
Mem orí aI
By PEGGY McARTHUR
frk . .
designated as Constitution Week to
provide an opportunity for all Ameri-
cans to recall the achievements of
our founders, the nature of limited
government and the rights and privi-
leges of citizenship as well as ths
Please encourage the members of
your club, organization, or business
to fly the flag during Constitution
Week and to study the document in
order to be informed citizens.
Please plan a patriotic emphasis
for your club meetings, church serv-
ices, and in your places of business
during the week of Sept 17-24. Fly
yourflagwith pride! Patriotic music,
displays and programs should be
considered in order to remind- ths
pubic of the importance of this great
document. By all means, place
Constitution Week, Sept. 17-24, on
your calendar of activities.
We need a new surge of patriot-
ism in our country. Celebration of
the 201st anni vsrsary of the signing
of the Constitution is an appropri-
ats place to begin. With the coop-
eration of all our citiaena, a renewed
desire to preserve and protect our
Constitution will occur, roank j
for your cooperation.
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