The Alto Herald (Alto, Tex.), No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 23, 1955 Page: 1 of 8
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OF THE PINE
& SON. EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS
THE ALTO HERALD
GARDEN SPOT OF
SUBSCRIPTtON PRICE. $2.00 PER YEAR IN CHEROKEE COUNTY. $2.50 PER YEAR OUTStDE COUNTY.
drove up to Avery
ok the tomato situa-
aat point. He stated
' seemed to be of
^lity, but from what
ge could gain, the
very smail. They
tg there this week.
yc tn vogue this
last week-end at
jpiace md enjoyed
Miip together. The
iinu." need not be
it is a known fact,
lary had the barbe-
&teaks ready which is
tipper part of the kin-
i also gathered to-
ove's Lookout, five
of Jacksonville on
} last Sunday and
canw in from Ark-
Matm and different
Next month the
<i]! gather at Coid
jtheir annua] get-to-
^'this wilt bring to-
Ifr targe group of
tcitizens. Other fam-
^d or wit! have their
fore the summer is
wondcrfui thing for
!}n to get together and
^younger days. They
bie who made Alto
little town that it is
^friends who live here
took forward for
^ day of summer came
which was also the
of the year. It came
tttjrai. the thermometer
around iOO degrees
THE ALTO HERALD, ALTO, TEXAS, JUNE 23, 1955
vine Houston families
gathetvd at Love's
Sunday for their an-
Paul Houston and
hie nndOiarles, Mr.
}R D Houston and
mie and Eiixabeth
h'IT,lr- Chester Hous-
jd Mr; Norman Hous-
[chiidren, Mr. and Mrs.
"nind two children,
tlr Edgar Houston.
on. and Jack Foun-
Mr. and Mrs. Ctay
children. Athens; Mr.
O'.wa Bt\toks, Hotl^rs. R R Stribling.
Recreation Program At
Student Fie!d ju!y 1st.
The famiiy of (he tatc Mr and
Mrs. George K. Sm^letary met at
the Ranch antl Club House of Mr.
and Mrs. ('-rady Singletary Thurs-
day. Friday and Saturday
The first of these reunions was
held in the summer of [934 at
the old George Singlctary home
After the death of the father
and mother, the reunion con-
tinued at the home until I94(i
hen it was decided to change
the place to the Pitny Ridge Club
House. Ry this time the family
had increased in number and
facilities wenp better to care for
the large number at the Club
The reunion, as all others, was
a very enjoyable affair. The
weather was ideal, and the joy of
being with one another again will
linger a long time in the hearts of
all those who came.
For reasons beyond control,
there were more absentees than
we have ever had. There were 43
present and 12 absent, and while
we missed those who could not
comc the pleasure of getting to-
gether was very much enjoyed by
those who were fortunate in being
able to come.
The following officers for the
Woman's Society of Christian
Service of the Alto Methodist
Church have been elected to
serve for the next twelve months:
President—Mrs. J. W. Cole.
Vice-President—Mrs. S. P. Fox.
Recording Secretary—Mrs. Arch
Treasurer—Mrs. llvron Blanton.
Promotion Secretary—Mrs. Ben
Secretary Mission Education—
:k : Homer Houston,
Foy Houston, Bas-
.ind Mrs. Buster
y Mr. and Mrs. R. W.
Worth; Mr. and Mrs.
[ton. Dallas; Mr and
Minnie Hewitt, Mrs.
pkrr and two children.
Alice Grogan, Mr.
ck Mann and Mr. and
tneth Mann. Rusk;
pf Henry Houston fam-
ints in Texas and Lou-
! lark Lyon, Mrs. Fred
F ' ' Houston, Mr. and
[ ' n and son, Mike.
1' ner, Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Glen Dominy
Mr and Mrs. Newt
Secretary Christian Socia!
lation—Miss Mary Fisher.
Secretary Student Work -Mrs,
R. B. Houston
Secretary Children s Work
Mrs. Tom Black.
Secretary Youth's Work—Phi'a
Secretary "Spiritual Life —
Mrs. Gus Rounsavillc.
Secretary Lit. and Publication
Mrs. A. P Williams.
Secretary Supply Work—Mtss
Secretary Status of Women-
Mrs. Bertie Berrvman.
Miss Susie Thrash of Nacog-
doches. is spending the week tn
the home of her aunt. Mrs. Homer
Pians are under way to have a
gala community fund raising
activity for the summer recrea-
tion program on Friday night,
July 1 at the football fieid. A11 of
the proceeds from this event will
go toward lighting the baseball
field and the summer recreation
program. There will be NO set
admission but donations will be
gladly taken at the gate.
The concession stand will be
open at 6:00 p. m. and will be op-
erated by the P. T. A. and Ladies
Auxiliary of the iocal V. F. W.
i hesc ladies are making prepara-
tion to serve good food. Plan to
comc and have supper with them.
Beginning at 7:00 p. m. there is
to be an hour of fun furnished by
the Lions Club. An auction of
articles furnished by the Home
Demonstration Club will be held
during this time.
Then at 8:00 p.m., there is to
be a Softball game between Coach
McC tendon's District Champs and
Coach Doug Bradford's V. F. W.
After the bait game there are
to be given severai door prizes.
J. F. Rosborough
By the middie of the week, East
Texas tomato shipments arc ex-
pected to drop off rather sharply.
Tomato prices should rise. Last
week growers received 4-6c per
pound for green wrap tomatoes.
Pink tomatoes sold at 6-8c per
pound. Growers report that they
have already harvested 75-80 per
cent of their tomatoes. The re-
mainder of the shipping season
will be a tight movement stretch-
ed over a period of several weeks.
At points where there are several
packing sheds operating it would
be best for some to close and al-
low those which remain to op-
erate with enough volume to
A check on the carlot move-
ment as reported by the USDA
Agricultural Marketing Service
shows that East Texas shipments
to date are well below last sea-
son. Last year's crop was con-
sidered to be very light—the crop
this year is even lighter.
Some of the shippers are using
good judgment in going over to
f!0 pound wire bound crates. One
of the largest repackers in the
country made this statement last
week — "60 pound wirebcund
crates are getting tomatoes tc me
with less damage and for less
money. I don't care about paying
that extra !%c per pound pack-
ing cost for lugs."
There may bea place for afew
cars of fancy wrapped lug toma-
toes of extra size and quality If
East Texas meets the competition
of the Southeast, we will have to
move more tomatoes in 60 pound
crates and move more tomatoes by
truck. Last week there w;s a
sizable truck movement .rom
leading packing sheds. If the
shipper can 'ower his pactmg
and transportation costs, he can
the growers more money for
Unless a grower can
.voragc about 5c per pound, he
can't make a profit. They sty-
Mo profit-"" grow <n
We have a
Greeting Card? suitable
'' 'red here on the left is A
Nacogdoches County, who
service with the Gulf Refining
flcorgc Williams, local
. R. Denny. Gulf Station
has rounded out 30
,t,.iing Company. W.th
Gulf consignee, who r
^Us and" they are all P'i'od
u<e or special occasions, wevould
appreciate serving you
will have a complete li't of
for Christmas Card. :n
June Please save your orden for
^ in this line.
^ th a 30 year service plaque fr"'"
. ,3 n ^ sometimes has
Prankish thoughts in chtrch?
Why is it one
Cotlege Station. June 23.—Real
estate taxes on farms and ranches
in Texas were 3 2 per cent higher
in 1954 than in 1953—the eighth
straight year of increase.
The average tax per acre for
the state in 1954 was 28.8 cents
compared with 27.9 cents the
previous year, according to L. P.
Gabbard, agricultural economist
at Texas A. & M. College.
While this slight increase was
taking place in taxes, agricultural
prices in Texas declined. The
price index of agricuiturai com-
modities in the state dropped
from 273 in 1953 to 265 in 1954.
The change in the tax-price ratio
was from 1.14 in '53 to 1.21 in '54
—a relative increase in tax bur-
den of slightly more than six per
In other words, it took six
per cent more farm commodities
to pay taxes last year than it did
the previous year," Gabbard said.
The tax burden has increased 57
per cent during the four year
Gabbard cited a high degree of
variation in real estate taxes
among type-of-farming areas and
from one year to another in the
same area. In 1954 the average
tax per acre in the irrigated Up-
per Rio Grande Valley was $4.55
while in the High Plains and
Trans-Pecos areas adjoining, it
was six cents an acre.
The economists found that
taxes declined 10 per cent in the
Lower Rio Grande Valley and in-
creased 16.H per cent in the
Coastal Prairie area in 1954
compared with 1953. Variations
among counties were even greater.
Jim Hargrove will be installed
Friday night, June 24, as Wor-
shipful Master of Terrell Lodge
No. 83. A. F. & A. M. He will
succeed Jimmy Chapman.
Other officers to be installed in-
clude: Herman Smith, Senior
Warden; Floyd Thomas, Junior
Warden: George Merriwether,
Tiler; Ear! Cummings, Secretary;
Gus Rounsaville, Treasurer. The
last three were re-elected to the
Mr. Rouusavilie has served 52
years as Treasurer of Terrell
SUNDAY WEDDING—Miss Barbara Westbrook of Rusk and Mr.
Johnnie Feider of Aito will be united in marriage next Sunday at
the Baptist church in Rusk. The hour has been set at 6 o'clock p m
Miss Westbrook is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Westbrook of
Rusk and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Feider of
Cases in County
From all indications the toma-
to deal in the Aito section is
coming to a close.
Seventy-six cars had been
biiled out of here up to yesterday,
and just how many more cars will
be loaded is anybody's guess.
The H. A. Lindsey and Gus
Whiteman sheds have both ceased
shipping and will not open up
again unless volume justifies. The
Jim Bauman and Joe Alvarez
sheds will remain open to take
care of late tomatoes.
The price range has changed
very little ranging from three to
five cents, the latter price pre-
vailing here Tuesday.
The national status of the toma-
to market is critical with around
500 cars of tomatoes standing on
MARRIES—Sgt. Johnnie Feider,
now stationed at Camp Pendleton,
California, wiii be united in mar-
riage Sunday night, June 26, to
Miss Barbara Westbrook of Rusk.
Sgt. Feider has aiready spent 18
months in Japan, and has enlisted
for another six year hitch. He is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harmon
Feider of Aito. The marriage rites
will be read at the Baptist church
the tracks unsold and buyers are
not too anxious to buy more to-
matoes and shove them out on a
market where there is no ready
Mr. and Mrs. Boots Brooks and
daughter. Belissa, of Houston,
Mr. and Mrs. Travis Brooks and
sons of Lufkin, spent the week-
end here with Mr. and Mrs.
Qeorgeatm Brittain Honored
On Hey Third Birthday
Bailoons and birthday music
attracted the little boys and girls
on the lawn of the Stribling
home last Saturday afternoon,
the occasion being the third birth-
day of Littie Georgeann Brittain.
After a happy time the children
enjoyed ice cream and birthday
cake that was made to resemble
a train. The big chocolate engine
with its bell and conductor was
pulling many colored cars and a
red caboose, which were all good
to eat. Favors were train whistles
and bubbie gum.
Children who enjoyed the party
were Sherry Moore, Charlotte
Hoicomb, Charlotte Armstrong,
Pamela Martin, Bob Pearman,
Mary Frances Cook, Danny
Drawhom. Marsha Thomas, Mike
and Pat Rossman, Betty Lou and
Peggy Kay Thompson of Jackson-
The State of Texas vs.
Dudley, charged with theft.
Odie Boyd, possession of liquor
for purposes of sate. Plea of guilty
and fined $100.
Ildon Scott, possession of liquor
for purpose of sale. Piea of guilty
and fined $100.
Liv. Robinson, transporting
liquor in dry area, fined $100.
Marriage Licenses Issued:
T. C. Tidwell and Louise Reg-
Eli Hinton and Berma Johnson.
James Noble and Jariean Ross.
Tom L. Brown and Violet
Willie Taylor and Bobbie Wag-
The City of Jacksonville has
filed delinquent tax suits against
the foliowing parties: H. B.
Aiexander, Dan Anderson, Eli
Anderson, C. E. Alexander, John
Alexander, J. B. Seymour, Mrs.
Berniece Arrington, James Bag-
gett, and Larfield.
The following divorces were
granted in District Court: Doris
Magruder vs. Jimmie Magruder.
Vernon Roper vs. Florence (Coch-
ran) Roper and Verna Johnson
vs. L. A. Johnson.
Judgment has been rendered in
the foilowing cases:
W. D. Bagley vs. Western Wood
Products on appeal to Sixth
Court of Civil Appeals. Judgment
In the cause of Modie Sims vs.
J. T. Hicks and Grady L. Nutt,
judgment for plaintiff in the
amount of $150.00.
Texas State Bank & Trust Co.,
vs. C. W. Pierce, et al, judgment
for plaintiff in the amount of
H. H. Andrews dlbfa Andrews
Lumber Co.. vs. East Texas
Theatres, Inc., judgment for de-
Funeral services for Judge E.
Strickiand, formeriy of Aito, but
a resident of Apple Springs for
the past three years, were held
Thursday afternoon at the Alto
Baptist Church with Rev. K. S.
Lewis, Baptist minister, officiat-
ing. Inerment was in Old Pales-
Mr. Strickiand died suddenly
Wednesday white attending his
duties as caretaker for the Trinity
County Hunting club.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs.
Minnie Strickland of Apple
Springs; three sons, Eldridge
Strickland of Longview, LeRoy
Strickland of Houston, and
Charles Strickiand of Augusta;
four daughters, Mrs. Louvella
Gale, Mrs. Francis Berry and Mrs.
Joy Landrum, all of Houston and
Miss Omie Strickland of Appie
Springs; two brothers, Hughie
Strickiand of Lufkin, Curtis
Strickiand of Stafford; two sisters,
Mrs. Nana Lee Marshail of Rich-
mond, Cat., Mrs. Annie Dossett of
Portland, Texas, and 12 grand-
O/.D AGE REGMTS
Los Angeles, Calif.—According
to Dr. J. Harold Sheldon, physi-
cian of Birmingham, England,
"the inexorable weakening pro-
cesses of old age, don't usually
start until the age of 70."
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lee Smith
and baby are here this week from
Coiumbus. Ohio, visiting with
Mr. Smith's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Russell Smith and other
relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Gleg Logan and
children of Oklahoma City, Okla.,
visited in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Sartain in the Mt. Zion
community, and Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Dean of this city, last week.
The foHowing is taken &*om
the Wcsiey Heights Methodist
Church Bulietin. of Charlotte,
"We are happy to have our own
Sue Ross as Youth Director this
summer and extend a hearty
welcome to her. Miss Ross is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. H.
Ross, and taught in the public
schools of Rocky Mount, North
Carolina, the past year. Since she
has played the organ for us from
time to time, she is no stranger in
our church. We are iooking for-
ward to having her assist with our
church program and pledge to her
our cooperation, prayers and
Miss Ross is the granddaughter
of Mrs. J. A. Beathard and Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Ross of this city.
RITES HELD FOR
Funeral services were held at 3
p. m. Thursday in the Conner
Cemetery near Ratcliff for Mrs.
Callie McKinney, 65, who died
Tuesday night in a Lufkin hos-
Survivors include her husband,
John McKinney: three daughters,
Mrs. Lottie Harrell of Kennard,
Mrs. Mary Rhodes and Mrs. Alice
Barton, both of Lufkin; one son,
John S. McKinney of Kennard;
one sister. Mrs. Tempe McClain
of Groveton; two brothers Nathan
Graham of Groveton and Mack
Campbell of Galena Park; 17
grandchildren and four great-
Mrs. Richard McKula of Pitts-
burg, Pa., is spending a two
weeks' vacation here with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Doug Scott.
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