The Alto Herald (Alto, Tex.), No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 27, 1956 Page: 1 of 8
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THE ALTO HE
^WEIMAR & SON. EDITORS ANO PUBLISHERS
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE. $2.00 PER YEAR IN CHEROKEE COUNTY. $2.50 PER YEAR O'JtSIDE COUNTY.
THE ALTO HERALD, ALTO, TEXAS. SEPTEMBER 27, 1956
i\\ By Frank
: boy should ever drive
g a his hands.
1'. P. Hendrick
!tti, church is the divine
purpose of saving the
teiigh' Jesus Chris) who
t]i <r. We find the Com-
hf he church in Matthew
__t. Go ye therefore and
^ iJ) nations, baptizing thorn
[At of the Father, and of
^^a'ld of the Holy Ghost:
tiiem to observe alt
#) isoever I havccom-
(Hy i;an(i,lo. lam with
r. even to the end of the
cf'O'c Jesus gave this
on He informed the
[th.it "Ai! power is given
Jin heaven and in earth."
tbi we hear people say
^iiad the money, or if I
he cr 1 woutd do so and
uch of Jesus Christ
tt a Saviour who is not
ng but able to save you.
h r)i offers you On: -
[H'. iiip with people who
atly interested in the
tia you arc. I believe
m who attends his
t: .iarly receives Spirit-
y h an;t guidance for
i think we ncedare-
ri'.ch attendance nit
§u i ailed the church you
e.s to attend upon its
s. that was a serious
if ;. ou are negtecting
)itt'nflancc. you cannot
lyirrivi' wtiat the church
< ii Man and women
'o attend their ciub,
aitc sport and other
tt 'tw many times we
'xense about attending
M "Well. I was just
Soiewhere 1 saw the
^ tare too busy to go
, you are too busy." If
! i t in your placc at
stf your church, you
jk contribution to the
i iie church can mn :e
A) -on to you and your
S VALMBQNALM PLAYS
OVER LAST YEAR FR!DAYN!GHT
rctt offers you Chris-
ty <n for you and your
If you will just stop
t!r a minute and count
t<t tiiis educationa) pro-
^ n money and per-
H witl sec that it is of-
iti a tremendous lot for
jfaait that you make. We
h : and workers in the
k oi. You can make a
P'< here. Suppose every-
H' i the Sunday School
^ work iikc you do,
P f school and church
^ have. 1 feel perfect!}'
nt your children to
P' up in the Church
church offers this
Your pastor stands
P you in any way he
I ^ a confide in him, if
i aieone to confide in
P 'h offers you Me
"d. Most churches
! ntd ministry, they
ej in the study of
ihe most of them
" and tracts teaching
kta-tliod and ways. So
c "h offers you salva-
* Jesus Christ. If you
" r then do your part.
"ot a member I ad-
' become an active
the church of your
win aiways be wcl-
' e out and worship
f TO ALL HUNTERS
) ' posted to ail hunters.
Lshir.g tb go on land,
*''c me before crossing
Cheroko. Cunty for 1956 is $26.-
878.457 7'!. !it",. n^-re 'iaan ..
two million dollar increase over
The personal property valtta.
tionais,, shows an increase of one
hundred seventy-five thousand
dollars over 1955.
All notices wit] be mailed at the
end of this week, and we wil! be
ready to start collecting taxes on
next Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. WW. Crogan
have opened a Home Suppi.v store
in the Brum Brunt building on
East Main Street here in Aito.
The store wii] stock a]] kinds of
appliances, toys, furniture, iawn
mowers, and many other items.
Mr. Gro an stated that this
merchandise is bought -<t close-
out sales and direct from the I
manufacturer. "We invite you to
come and see the high quality
merchandise and you wii] wonder
how we can seii at such low
Come in and see us, whether
you buy or not, we wii! appreciate
a visit from you and your famiiy.
Criminal Cases !n
The State of Texas vs. Lee Boy
Taylor. DWi. plea of guilty and
fined $25 and cost.
The State of Texas vs. J. C.
Johnson, possession for purpose
of selling liquor.
The State of Texas vs. Noah
Wallace, aggravated assault, plea
of guilty, assessed his punishment
at confinement in county jail for
43 days and costs.
The State of Texas vs. Jimmy
Gene Ward. DWI. plea of guilty,
and fined $100.00 and cost and
three days in jail.
Gerald Wilson Ingle and Miss
Bobbie Mac Lcffcn.
John Lee Antiers <n and Hawl
Grady Richard Hinton and Jer-
Willie Anderson and Mac Avts
Sanders. „ ^
Truman Froy Sorrell and Betty
Johnnie Lee Punch and Lorcnc
Jaok Mack Usry and Mtss
Carolyn Jean Jones.
Gerald Leroy Bennett and Mtss
Thelma Cecilia Allen.
Ddbcrt McAnally and Miss,
Doris Juanita Norton.
gan and OHie Mae Simmons
Thomas Jefferson Ovet street
and Mustris Merlene Bronley.
Emmett E r) Stephens and AUss ^
JohnMcDatuel and Aliess.ej
Beulah B1 anchc Jowell vs. Ha -
rv F. Jowell. action for divorcc.
ll. & H. Saics Company ct al
vs K. E. Manc-s. dha K -
ManessFtirniture C'.'action or
collection of judgments.
n.vter Runnels vs.
. . t PntmeiS actton tor
Robert Lee Runnns.
"Y W Sippcr vs. Lilhe Sip.^r.
"Ma"va^ Broadway granted
.divorce from WiHie Morr.s
Broadway. a di-
Elh Churchill gtanten
, ^nore B. Churchill.
ct al. cause of action u
at the time when Gen-
Mined [" tM
The Alto Yellow Jackets will
play Carlisle Friday night at
Carlisle for their fourth non-
conference game of the season.
The Jackets go into this game
with two losses and one tic thus
f r inthe season. They play Troop
C !"! er 5 for their last non-con-
terence game and open confercncc
play Oct. 12 at Madisonville.
The Rusk Eagles pushed their
winning streak to ten in their
winning perennial scries with
Alto here Friday night by down-
ing the local Jackets 20 to 7.
Quarterback Leon Booker did
everything but defend the goai
line and his line did that as the
Rusk Eagles trounched the Alto
Yellow Jackcts here Friday night
before a capacity crowd of 1800.
Booker ran, passed and punted
the Eagies to their victory which
was their first of the season and
ran their streak to 10 games over
the Yeliow Jackcts in as many
Booker completed five of seven
passes for 65 yards, two for
tuochdowns and another pass set
up his third tally for the night. He
irricdthcbaH16 times for a
total of 64 yards and a 4.0 yard
The Eagles took the opening
kickoff and marched 55 yards for
the first score of the game. Rob-
ert Watson, right half, skirted
around end to the midfield stripe,
Booker slid off tackle to Alto's 43
andjohnson. loft half, carried it
n to the Yellow Jackets' 36. Then
Booker faked hand offs to ail three
backs, kept the ball and went to
thcright and found left end Foster
Webb open on the Yeilow Jackets'
]0 with a pass.
Webb went on over after mak-
ng a neat snag of the pass.
Booker's try for the extra point
Late in the second quarter,
Jerry Gilcrcase, Alto's fuilback,
returned an Eagle punt to Rusik's
46 and from there the Yellow
Jackets started their only drive
The Jackcts took to the air with
only two minutes left in the half,
Waliacc Gavle. quarterback, on
the opening play, found Jerry
MrCarty. left end, open on the
Eagles 34 and connected.
Gayle stayed in th aeir as he
hit Richard Townlev on the Eagle
30. Gayle then ran two straight
keeper plays, moving up to the 25.
Three passes by Gayle closed
'he gap until the Jackets stood on
Rusk's two yard line, Gilcrease,
futlbac'k went off tackle for the
Claude McGaughoy, right tackle,
made the conversion, giving Alto
a 7-6 lead at the half.
3 First downs 8
125 Yards rushing 12 i
52 Yards'passing 65
]3 Passes 7
H Passes completed 5
1 Passes intercepted 1
Q Fumbles 0
7-22 Punts 2-30
g-25 Penalties 3-25
Rev. Largent !s
Pastor At Wells
Rev. Gary E. Largent will be the
new pastor of the Emmanuel Bap-
tist Church of Weils.
Rev. Largent is from Lufkin and
attended East Texas Baptist and
Stephen F. Austin Colleges. He is
married to the former Miss Ruby
Joyce Block of Lufkin. They have
two chiidren, Cynthia Shea, 3,
and James Rodney, 15 months.
The Largents have already
moved to Wells.
Card Of Thank*
1 am very grateful to the volun-
teer fire fighters for their splen.
did work in saving my three broil-
er houses from being burned along
with the one I lost.
Alto is fortunate in having a
rural fire truck and so many will-
My thanks to all of you.
ONE BID ON
Oniy one proposal has been
solicited to buiid the new Post
Office building, according to
PostmasterD. H. Lawson.
Finat date to submit bids is
October 3), i956. It is presumed
that the reason that more bids
have not been solicited is because
of the fluctuating prices on ma-
tcriais which could change mater-
ially in 30 days.
Severai bids arc expected to be
submitted just a few days before
Proposals wiil bo considered
ONLY for construction of a new
building on iots 1 and block 5
Cooper addition, iocated at the
southwest corner of Commerce
Street and Cooper Street. This lo-
cation is directly across the street
from the present Post Office. The
new building wil! contain 1800
square feet of floor space, being
30' wide by 60'in iength. The new
building will be offset from the
street where ample hard surfaced
parking area wiil be provided.
The building wil) front on the
North, facing Cooper Street. A
ioading platform for rural car-
riers and mail trucks will be pro-
vided at the rear of the building.
Proposals may be submitted
which include heat, light* power,
and water, or proposals will be
considered which do not include
LARGE LIST OF
WILL MEET NEXT
"On Tuesday evening, October
2. at the VFW Hall, 7:30 o'ciock
there will be a meeting of al!
boys and their parents who are
interested in the Cub Scouting
program," caid Mr. Doug Bradford.
The purpose of this meeting is
to explain the Cub Scouting pro-
gram to the boys and their par-
ents, and to reactivate the Cub-
bing program here in Alto.
There arc at the present time,
45 boys in Alto of Cub Scout
ages, 8, 9, 10-year-old boys; and
it is hoped th. t nev/ Cub Dens
can be added to the already
"Cubbing is a program for both
the parents and the boys," said
Mr. Bradford, "and therefore it
is very important that the parents
attend this meeting."
HOUSE DESTROYED BY
One of the four 3.000 capacity
chicken houses owned by Maione
Armstrong, was completely de-
stroyed by fire Friday morning
Mr. Armstrong was in his house
and looked out the window and
saw the house burning. He eailed
the fire department but by the
time the truck reached the scene
the house was completely covered
One of the other three houses
was slightly damaged.
W. S. C. S. MEETS
AT MRS. R. R. STRtBLING
The Methodist Church desires
its members to become concerned
about their Christian responsibility
to youth. We believe it is our
responsibility to make our com-
munity a Christian community.
With this desire, a course of study
is being offered by the Woman's
Society of Christian Service. Mrs.
Victor Robison went to Lakeview
this summer and prepared herself
to teach the course of study.
Any interested person may en-
rol! next Monday afternoon when
the women meet in 'he home of
Mrs. R. R. Stribling. Mrs. R. E.
Rossman will speak that day on
"Youth—a natural resource in
JACKETS I0MTE ARMED SERVICES
The Soil Bank program, based
on legislation enacted late last
spring, wil! get its first real try-
out this fall, according to J. M.
Vining, Chairman of the Chero- j
kee County Agricultural Stabili-
zation and Conservation Com-
mittee. The contracts which
farmers will sign not later than
October 15 to get started for 1356
in the Conservation Reserve part
of the Soil Bank program will
run from 3 to 15 years, depend-
ing on the practice carried out.
advised Mr. Vining.
Payments avaiiable for partic-
ipation are of two kinds—a cost
sharing payment which may cover
up to 80 per cent of the cost when
the practice is started, and an
annual payment for the period of
the contract. These payments in
Cherokee County are $11.00 an
When approved grass cover is
already on the land, only annual
payments will be made and con-
tracts will be for 3 to 5 years.
Contracts for cover practices
carried out under the Conserva-
tion Reserve program will run
from 5 to 10 years; tree practices.
10 to 15 years. Such practices
will be eligible for both Con-
servation Reserve and annual
In general, Chairman Vining
explains, the program is aimed
at reducing the surpluses of farm
commodities, which have con-
tinued to pile up despite acreage
allotments and marketing quo-
tas. The Acreage Reserve part of
the program enables farmers to
reduce basic crop acreages be-
low the acreage allotment level
for their farms while maintain-
ing income. The Conservation
Reserve part provides financial
assistance for farmers who re-
duce their acreage of general
crops and carry out an approved
conservation practice on the
designated land. To participate in
the Acreage Reserve, the farmer
will remove part or all of his basic
crop acreage from production,
harvesting no crop from it and
not grazing it.
Lufkin. — The Texas Forestry
Association will hold its 42nd An-
nual Meeting in Lufkin, Friday.
Oct. 19, according to Marvin Angle,
chairman of the Annual Meeting
District Attorney Boycc Hollc-
man of Wiggins, Mississippi will
deliver the key address on. "The
South's Brightest Horizon." Other
speakers wili include John H.
Southern of the Agriculture Econ-
omics Department. A&M College
of Texas, and Clint Herrictk, Uni-
ted States Forest Service, Atlanta.
Georgia. Southern will discuss
Forestry Practices of the East
Texas Small Landowner." Herrick
will be the luncheon speaker. He
will discuss the Soii Bank program
Vice-President R. W. Wortham.
Jr. of Lufkin, will preside at the
meeting. An award will be pre-
sented to an East Texas daily and
weekly newspaper editor for out-
standing service in the promotion
of forest conservation. Certificates
will be presented to new tree
farmers. New Association officers
will be elected * r the coming year.
The day-long Association meet-
ing will be held in the Angelina
Hotel in Lufkin, with registration
beginning at 8:30. Ail individuals
interested in forest conservation
are invited to attend. The objec-
tive of the Association is to in-
crease the production, employment
and income from the forests of
Terry Ted Moore's Junior Yci-
low Jackcts wiil meet the Eikhart
E!ks Jun;.)rs here tonLht (Thurs-
Came time is 7:30 o'clock.
Football fans sii.juld not under
estimate the Junior football games,
the high schaoi teams.
The Junior Jackcts defeated
the Junior Eagles from Rusk in a
game piayed here last Thursday
Other games in the Little Dis-
trict wiil find the Junior Bulldogs
of Crockett playing the Junior
Eagles at Rusk. The Grapciand
Juniors have an open date this
The concession stand, sponsored
by the P. T. A., wiil be open for
Austin. Texas, Sept. 27.—A
totai of 3.443 Texans entered the
armed forces in August, and 3,-
I 523 were separated from active
I service during the same time.
This was revealed in a report
made by state Selective Service
headquarters to national Selective
! Service headquarters in Washing-
I Of the 3,443 individuals enter-
ing the uniformed services from
Texas in August, oniy 600 were
drafted, the remainder entering
by eniistment or other voluntary
"Actualiy, many of the inducted
men were volunteers," Colonel
Morris S Schwartz, state Selective
Service director, said.
He expiained that a provision
of the Seiective Service regula-
tions allows men from the age of
i7 to 26 to volunteer for induction
through draft boards. Seventeen-
year-olds must have written con-
sent from their parents or guard-
State Selective Service sent
965 men to armed forces examin-
ing stations during August. A
totai of 636 was found acceptable,
the remaining 329 being rejected,
a rejection rate of 34 per cent.
One man was inducted during
the month from the National
Guard bccause of failure to per-
Ballinger, Texas.—Gov. Allan
Shivers said Thursday night he
was not a candidate for any of-
fice, but intends "to devote the
remainder of my time to my
Shivers told some 300 men and! i°rm his reserve obligations in the
their wives at the Ballinger Lions Guard. Texas inductcd registrants
Club that he was not a candidate I l'°r 13 other states in August,
for an office in either the "fed- i Three physicians were exam-
ined for military service during
August under provisions of the
doctors' draft law. All were found
acceptable. There were no induc-
tions of medical personnel.
Farmers, like most other peo
pie, are divided into two classes:
Those who work hard and those
who look for assistance.
PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE
Alto Chapter No. 496, O. E. S.
will sponsor a Pancake and Saus-
age Supper at the Lions club-
house Wednesday. Oct. 17 from
5:30 p.m. 'til?
Admission is 50c. and tickets
are now being sold.
erai or state government."
After his speech, he went to
San Angeio where he told news-
men at the airport he will sup-
port the Republican ticket for
President, but expected to vote
Democratic in all other races. He
said he will vote for President
Eisenhower because he "is a bet-
ter Democrat than the Democratic
Gov. Shivers, in his speech,
challenged the people of Texas to [
"fight for the return of their
rights as defined in the Constitu-
tion's 10th amendment."
Long an exponent of states'
rights, the governor warned that! drew
when the rights of the people j wood Manford of Smiley, chair-
arc removed from local to cen- i man of the Board for Texas State
tral government, that centra! gov- j Hospitals and Special Schools.
ernment becomes easy prey to „t,.
.,u ..j .„ ,. By approving this amend-
either outside nftuences or a die-! ^
ment," Manford said, "Texans
} can correct the injustice of our
Constitutional amendment No.
7. which goes to Texas voters in
the November general election,
strong support from Dur-
tator from within."
He noted South American gov-
ernments as examples. He said
with 48 separate states, it
easy to seize the government.
"Therefore, strength of the na-
tion iies in division of power ac-
cording to the Constitution," he
Shivers defended his appoint-
ment "of some 2,000 persons" while
in office and caHed on his critics
to name any of his appointees who
were "guilty of anything."
Those critics, he said, are "just
peddling hot air."
ASSOCIATION WILL MEET
AT LtNWOOD THURSDAY
There wili be a meeting of the
Northeast Aito Wildlife Associa-
tion in the Linwood schooi.
Thursady night at 7:00 o'clock for
the purpose of electing permanent
officers of this association, and
aiso to further discuss the possi-
bility of establishing a game man-
agement project here.
After the election of officers,
there will be a wiidlife fiim
shown of the game management
project program near Jasper and
All landowners and members
are urged to attend this meeting.
NIGHT. OCT 1
The Master Masons of Terrell
Lodge No. 83 wiil hold their an-
nual Past Master's Night, Monday
night, Oct. 1.
All Master Masons are urged to
attend this meeting and help
make it a success.
present mandatory jury trial for
h not "lcntaliy i*l persons seeking treat-
'mentin our state hospitals.
"The proposed amendment in
no way interferes with the con-
stitutional right to a trial by jury,
but simply permits a person ask-
ing admission to a state hospital
to waive this court procedure.
Present Texas laws require a
jury trial for any person receiv-
ing treatment in a state mentat
hospital for a period of more than
Provision for the constitutional
change was enacted by the 54th
Texas Legisiature in 1955 through
passage of House Joint Resoiution
11. The amendment would re-
quire "competent medical or psy-
chiatric testimony" in determining
the commitment of persons to
Manford, a former member of
the legislature and Speaker of the
House, said the present commit-
ment law is the only civil proce-
dure in the state in which the per-
sons involved cannot waive a jury
Events continually refute the
fortune-tellers, but that doesn't
seem to hurt their business.
On Sunday, September 16, a
crowd of 344 rciatives and friends
attended the Felder reunion at
Coid Springs Church. The oldest
who attended was Uncle Doc Fel-
der of Houston. Other relatives
came from Louisiana, Ft. Smith,
Lutbbock, Pasadena, Palestine, Dal-
las, Nacogdoches, and other sur-
There was lots of good singing
and playing. Good talks were
made and plenty of good food
spread. Everyone enjoyed being
together again, and are looking
forward to coming back next year.
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