The Alto Herald (Alto, Tex.), No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 3, 1958 Page: 1 of 6
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THE ALTO HERALD
A!to, Texas, Thursday, July 3, ! 958
Th* adopttonof a resotution
by Hve members of the
Congress. July 4th.
177(, << owe the great days of
d<H!W*ttc Ctvtttzation and his-
twry.Th# rMOtutton was authored
by Thomas Jefferson, chairman,
John Adam*, Benjamin Frankiin,
Roger Sherman and Roger Llv-
tngaton. Adoption of the resolution
dtaaotvtng ttoa between England
and the American colonies, re-
^utrad courage and faith. General
Waehtngton, )n genera) orders to
t gh: h)e troopa, reminded them: "The
l/or- genera) hopea that this Important
VOJ. event wit) aerve as fresh incen-
!tri tlve to every officer and soldier—
b ! the peace and eafety of his country
IP 'A; dependa, under God, solely on the
' ^0^ auceeae of our arms—'' Most
Amertcana know of the !ong. bitter
atruM<e which ensued, [ndepend-
enca and freedom were not easily
won. Many paid with their iives.
Ever <tnee, this freedom, our In-
y ^ dependence, haa been Jealously
guarded and defended. On July
4th we think of it anew and weigh
My )ta vahte. )n 1958 we face the
chattenge of Communism, military
and economic. )n principle, the
***** teat we face haa not changed,
tianki Once agatn America must rise to
the.whattenge and meet the issue,
tt (a )t sobering thought as we
!eeh on Juiy 4th, 1776. We
canhot afford to faii.
T^a BM*W Club win hnid their
ur monthly meeting Monday
JMg 7, at 7:30 p. m.. in the
Electric Service Co.
this month is the
a new year and all
tit be paid promptly.
)t markers have arrived
and inM bo installed in the near
Tit la important that all members
attend t^e meeting.
The beautiful home' of Mr. and
Mrt. C. A. Gipson was the sccnc of
* Pratty miscellaneous shower,
honoring Miss Ann Kastner and
John Ellis Allen on Thursday
evening, Jtune 26, from 7 to 9
o'clock. Ann and John Ellis will
be maTried Friday, July 5, in
Rdbert Carr Chapel, Texas Chris-
tian University, Fort Worth.
On entgfing the home, guests
were greeted by Mrs. C. C. Ham-
ilton and Mrs- Thomas Joens reg-
istered !tbe guests in the brides'
In Ihe'reeeiving iine were Mrs.
Qipaon, Mrs. Oscar Alien, motinr
of the protective groom, Miss
Kaatnef and her mother, Mrs.
Stephen M. Kastner. Seated in
the Uving room were Ann's two
charming grandmothers, Mrs.
Cox and Mrs. Binion.
The guests were directed into
the dining room byMrs. Fish r
Harriaon for retfeshments of time
thMbett punch, cookies, mints and
nuta. TSie table was laid with a
ttoo cio^t, the centerpiece was a
shetrt-^hapad arrangement of pink
Wnatioaa and a miniature bride
*"d groom. Mrs. Doug Scott pre-
sided at the punch service.
^ beaiutifu] gifts were dis-
Piayad in two bedrooms of the
OHxwtnaaisting in the duties of
the evening were Mrs. Ben F.
B*U*y. Mrs. Ophelia Harrison,
*Bd W. A. McDonald.
T!h$ #aateyan Service Guild
WiU meet Tuesday, .Inly R, in tin'
home of Miss Ruth Williams at
730 p. )n. Mrs. Fisher Harrison
HtfS. Heten Quarles will be
McClure will give
pai and the program
, he Mrs. Jas. Weath-
members are urged
visitors are invited,
LONG RIDE—Bili Hickman, Nederland; Bobby Wiliiams, Groves;
and Jerry JMcElroy, Port Neches; two mules, and a dog, pass through
Alto Saturday morning in a covered wagon headed for San Francisco,
Calif. The boys are pre-law students from Lamar Tech of Beaumont
who are in soaroh of adventure, writing materia! and highway direc-
tions to California. They left Beaumont about a week ago and hope
to reach California in [ate September or early October.
To Higher Court
Austin, Texas — A lawsuit chal-
lenging a proposed government
power-plant at McGee Bend in
East Texas has been appealed to
the United States Supreme Court,
it was announced by Gus White-
man. Alto, president of the Neches
River Conservation District.
"Our attorneys have advised us
that the appeal of our lawsuit,
Neches River Conservation Dis-
trict versus the U. S. Corps of
Engineers, has been received,
fiied, and docketed by the Su-
preme Court," Mr. Whiteman said.
"if the federal government can
thumb its nose at Texas and waste
Mrs. Ola Norman
Rites Sunday At Rusk
Mrs. Ola Francis Norman, wid-
ow of the late W. T. Norman, pio-
neer lawyer an^ banker of Rusk,
died unexpectedly about 8:00 p^m.
Friday. She was 69 years old.
Fun.ral services were held
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the
Presbyterian Church in Rusk,
with burial in the Rusk Cemetery.
Mrs. Norman is survived by
two sons, Summers A. Norman,
Jacksonville attorney, and W. T.
Norman, Jr., of Corpus Christi,
and two grandchildren.
Three brothers. Jack Francis, of
Wilis Point, Ben Francis of Jas-
per, and Ray Francis, of Rusk; and
one sister, Mrs. E. T. Howard,
Rusk, also are survivors.
Card Of Thanks
We cannot begin to express in
words our sincere appreciation
to our frhnds and neighbors for
the kindness and comforting
words extended to us in the loss
of our most precious ioved one.
And too, the floral offerings
which brought to us the silent
love of those who grieved with
us in our loss. God grant that
you have such friends in your
trials and tribulations: They are
the most precious things we have
and we will always remember
how you came to us in our dark-
est hour. May God bless you
The Family of
jay Nita (Holcomb) Sibley.
water into the Gulf of Mexico by
forcing the wrong kind of dam at
McGee Bend, it can do Sg any-
where," he declared.
"We contend the lower courts
erred in holding that a federal law
requiring federal agencies to re-
spect state water rights, is oniy
advisory," Mr. Whiteman con-
"This is the first time a federal
agency has been challenged for
vioiating this particular law, and
our case is getting nation-wide
attention," he said.
"Texas has not issued a permit
for a water-wasting power dam at
McGee Bend," he added. "It is a
ciiL-ar-cut case of state versus fed-
eral control of Texas water, and
we consider it Sp important that
we have taken the case to the
The upstream Neches River
Conservation district in which the
sue is located favors a water sup-
piy-fiood control dam at AlcGee
iiend, while local sponsor of the
project, the Lower Neches Valley
Aumority, joins the federal gov-
ernment is supporting thj inclu-
sion of a hydro-electric power
Wnen the lawsuit was beiore
the U. S. Court of Appeals, the
State Attorney General filed an
amicus curiae brief in ibehaif
oi nie Texas State Board of Water
Engineers saying that the typu of
oam to be built on a Texas stream
is a decision ior the State Board
of Water Engineers, not the federal
government. A copy of this brief
is included in the appeai papers
filed with the Supreme Court.
Whiteman said that a separate
precedent-making lawsuit, R. P.
Anderson et ai versus U. S. Corps
of Army Engineers, filed by Mc-
Gee Bend landowners challenging
the condemnation of an extra 60,-
UOU acres of land to add a money-
losing power plant to the project,
has aiso been appealed to the Su-
Card Of Thanks
I wish to express my sincere
thanks and appreciation to every-
one for the visits, cards, gifts, and
fiowers during my stay in the
hospital and since returning
Mrs. S. J. Earle.
NEW SIGN Pictured above is the new sign that is located in
front of the International Paper Company office. Paul Sundin and
R F Robinson iocal representatives, stated that signs of this na-
ture were in front of all Internationai Paper Co., offices in the
Alto Music Students
At World Festival
Approximately 2,000 teen-age
accordion and guitar players from
all over the United Status and
foreign countries registered at
the Breakers Hotel in Cedar
Point, Ohio, Sunday, June 22, for
four exciting days of the 17th An-
nuel International Music League
Festival. Among the 2,000 attend-
ing were seven students of Mrs.
Annie E. Fenner, iocal music
teacher, accompanied by Mrs.
Fenner. The trip was sponsored
by Mrs. Hugh Sessions oi Wells.
Mr. Harry G. Stanley, Avon,
Ohio, executive) secretary and
founder of the 1. M. L., described
it as "one of the biggest and best
since its conception."
Mr. Johnny Swobada, Omaha,
Nebr., is president of the 1. M. L.
"These contests," he said "enable
our t'Jen-agers of today to learn
the great lesson of good sports-
manship, including the education
of music in this kind of move-
ment, piaces emphasis on worth-
white activities instead of delin-
In the Sandusky Register, pub-
lished in Sandusky, Ohio, our
Texas people who had been reg-
istered through the Sherwood
Studio of Mrs. Annie E. Fenner,
appeared as some of the highlights
of the festival. Miss Leia Ann
Keels of Rusk, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. E. J. Keels, was selected
to be) in the contest for the selec-
tion of the Music Queen. Lela
Ann was in the parade of Queen
Contestants which lasted for
three hours. Since Texas had so
few people to vote for a Texas
Queen, we were happy to have
our choice! be third. The publicity
agent, Mel Harmon, took care of
the publicity for the Queen.
The Alto Studio was presented
tha Trophy of 1958 for achieve-
ment of these young people, their
grades being &fceHent plus; Hilton
Hass.ll. son of Mr. and Mrs. Mart
Hassell of Rusk, and Dean Cros-
by, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pat
Crosby of Alto, winning third
place in guitar contest. The young
people in Accordion Orkette
group are Jimmie Brunt, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Brum Brunt. Don
Roark. son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Roark. Alto; Jerry Hassell, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Hassell,
Rusk; Gale Sessions, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Hugh Sessions, Wells;
and Lela Ann Keels of Rusk.
Jimmie Brunt made the highest
individual scone, Don Roark made
second highest and Lela Ann
Keeis third highest.
The Guitarists scored excellent
plus, which is 95%.
4-H S7\4rE FA/R
College Station, July 3 — Twen-
ty-four outstanding 4-H club boys
and girls, representing the 12 Tex-
as Extension Service Districts,
have been named recipients of the
State Fair Award of Honor for
Floyd Lynch, state 4-H club
leader who announced the win-
ners, said they were selected °n
the basis of their outstanding a-
chievements in genetral 4-H club
work. Selection began on a county
basis. County winners then enter-
ed competition with other county
winners in their district.
Lynch said the winners will be
guests of the State Fair at a ban-
quet honoring them, their parents
md extension agent on the eve-
ning of Oct. 4 in the Crystal Ball-
room of the Baker Hotetl in Dallas.
The district winners and their
respective counties are:
Sandra Sue Stump, Hansford;
Jacqueline) Martin, Scurry; Sara
Jane Cave, Fisher; Gwen Friska,
Cooke; Mildred Manley, Van
Zandt; Pat Saunders, Glasscock;
Glynda Byerly, Coleman; Ruby
Jean BJakley, Brown; Nelda Lay-
ton, Nacogdochcs; Barba Sue
Behten, Gonzales; Laneill Barnes,
Brazos; and Kay Botard, Jim
Norman Warminski, Carson;
Denveir Ford, Lynn; William
Morton, Wichita; Billy Joe Fcno-
glio, Clay; A. W. Witcher, Upshur;
Bud Poage, Upton; Shultz Hadley,
Ctmcho; Leslie Rcid, Bell; Bill
Stockard, Montgomery; Larry
Pflugeir, Travis; Billy Powers.
Brazos; and Clifford Smith, Wil-
Absentee Voting For
Primary Begins Juiy 7th
NEW FiREWORKS LAW !N
EFFECT FOR TEXANS
Chapter 4983—Senate Bill No. 143
Under this new Act a retailer of
fireworks must be licensed by the
State Fire Marshal of Texas—
must not sell any fireworks not
classified as ICC Class C Common
Fireworks. Place of display of
fireworks for sale must meat with
regulations as provided for in the
Fireworks cannot be discharged
within iOO feet of plaea where
they are sold or within 600 feet of
any church, hospital, asylum,
Fireworks shall not be sold at
retail or displayed to the public
within any building or portion
thereof or any vehicle which al-
Wiley M. Bridges
At Rusk Saturday
Funeral services for Wiley Mar-
tin Bridges, 81, were held at 4:00
p. m. Saturday in the First Meth-
odist Church in Rusk with the
pastor, the Rev. E. J. Birkleback,
Burial was in Cedar Hill Ceme-
tery in Rusk. Pallbearers were
iLloyd Pipes, Webb Finley, W. M.
Vining, Curtis McLeod, Alex
Black, and Elmer Musick, Sr., all
of Rusk. Members of the Metn's
Bible Class of the First Methodist
Church, Rusk, were named hon-
Mr. Bridges died at 11:00 P. m.
Friday in the home of his daughter
at Rusk. A native Cherokee Coun-
tian, he had lived In the Rusk area
all his life as a farmer.
Survivors include his daughter,
Mrs. J. H. Hughes, Rusk; one
sister, Mrs. Lydia Harris, Galla-
tin; two brothers, Will Bridges,
Livingston, and Jim Bridges, Gal-
latin; two grandchildren and four
A Sheep Field Day will be held
in Cherokee County, July 9, 1958,
beginning at 10:00 A.M. in the
County Court Room of the Court-
house, Rusk, Texas.
Tho program will be conducted
by Jim Gray, Extension Sheep
Specialist and Roy Snyder, Ex-
tension Meat Specialist, Texas A.
and M. College.
Schedule for the day is as fol-
1. 10:00-11:45 - County Court
Room. Jim Gray will discuss Pos-
sibiiities and Limitations of Sheep
Production in East Texas.
2. 11:45-1:00 P.M. - Lunch.
3. l:303-:30 P.M. - A. M. Maurer
Farm — Jim Gray, on Ground
4. 3:30-4:30 P^M. — Roy Snyder,
Lamb Killing Demonstration.
This will be a wond.rful op-
portunity for those who might be
interested in sheep production to
learn more about the possibilities
for thei East Texas Areas.
WITH THE BOYS
Fort Huachuca, Ariz. (AHTNC)
—Army Pvt. John M. Steed, whose
wife, Linda, and parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas J. Steed, live in Alto,
Tex., recently was assigned to the
72d Signal Battalion's 73d Com-
pany, Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
Steed entered the Army in Feb-
rt<aryl958 and completed basic
training at Fort Carson, Colo.
The 19-year-old soidier was
graduated from Alto High School
in 1957 and was employed by the
Humble Oi! Company, Houston,
in civilian life.
First Methodist Church
Walter Klingle, Minister.
Church School: 9:45 A. M.
Morning Worship: 11:00 A. M.
Senior MYF: 6:15 P. M.
Intermediate MYF: 6:30 P. M.
Evening Worship: 7:30 P. M.
tows for entry any persons other
than employees within such
building or vehicle unless such
fireworks are kept where they
cannot be reached or handled by
It shall be unlawful to offer
for retail sale or to sell any fire-
works to children under the age
of ten (10) years or to any in-
toxicated or irresponsible person.
Here is a list of some of the
items that cannot be sold In Texas:
Cherry bombs, Silver salutes, 2-
inch salutes, aerial bombs or any
type firecracker or salute that is
larger than 1 and % inch in length
or % inch in thickness. There are
a lot of new items that come
under the SAFE AND SANE or
ICC-CLASS C COMMON Fire-
works. You may secure detailed
information about the law in its
entirety and about the permissible
items from your wholesaler or by
writing the State Fire Marshal,
It is unlawful to store or sell
fireworks where resin, turpentine,
gasoline, or other inflammable
substance which may generate in-
flammable vapor is used, stored
Marriage Licenses Issued:
Jack William Cole and Nola Mae
Albert Wayne Alexander and
Mary Maybelle Dover.
Bennie Brown and Charlene
Robert Lee Johnson and Meilba
Chester Emanuel Magee and
Eunicct Brenson Johnson.
County Criminal Activity:
State of Texas vs. Lavellei Alton
Ross, charged and tried ior driving
while intoxicated on a plea oi
guilty and assessed a fine of $100.-
00 3 days and costs.
State of Tetxas vs. Earnest Or-
viile Lindsey, charged with D.W.I.
State of Texas vs. William Al-
len Lobb, plead guilty to D. W. I.,
assessed a fine of $125.00 and 10
days in jail.
State of Texas vs. L. C. Wallace
on plea of guilty to driving while
license suspended and assessed a
fine of $25.00 and costs.
State of Texas vs. Leo Butler,
plead guilty to D. W. I. and as-
sessed a fine of $100 and three
days in jail.
Elzie Ward, plead guilty to ag-
gravated assault and assessed a
fine of $75.00 and costs.
Cases Filed in Oistrict Court:
Earnestine Sessions vs. J. W.
Sessions, action for divorce.
Ruby Peal Clark vs. Lillian De-
lor.s Clark, action for divorce.
Claudean R. Ray vs. Betty
Blanche Ray, action for divorce.
Leeman Isaacs, et al, d[bla
Rusk Motor Sales vs. Edwin H.
Smithhart, action for collection
Katherine Sheffield vs. Darsey
Sheffield, action for divorce.
Vernon E. Southard vs. The
Travelers Insurance Company,
action for compensation.
Floyd L. Baldwin vs. Bernice
M. Baldwin, action for divorce.
M. G. Moore, et al, Trustees vs.
Zack W. Taylor, et ux, action for
foreclosure on vendor's lein note.
Ruby Dale Armstrong Buck
granted a divorce from Henry
Sarah Jeanctte Barnes Johnston
granted a divorce! from Elvis
Marvin C. Blake vs. Darlene
Blake, cause of action dismissed.
Reba Geraldin^ Anderson grant-
ed a divorce from Isiah Anderson.
Jo Ethelyn Hunt granted a di-
vorce from H. J. Hunt.
Mrs. Btrniece' Baldwin vs.
Floyd L. Baldwin, action dis-
Travis Clinic and Nan Travis
Memorial Hospital granted judg-
ment against John S. Isaaeks in
the amount of $1,442.90.
Absentee voting for the July
26 Democratic primary election
will begin July 7 and will last
through July 22, stated County
Clerk E. B. Musick. Jr. Absentee
voting is for those voters who are
physically unable to go to the polls
and for those who are not going to
be) in their home county on elec-
Musick stated that the state law
has special provisions for three
types oi voters who will not be
able to go to the polls on election
day. Namely: (1) Voter who is
out of his home county and will
be out of his home county on elec-
tion day. (2) Voter who is in his
home county during the dates for
absentee voting but who will be
out of the county on election day,
and (3) Voter who is unable to
go to the polls on election day due
to illness or physical handicap.
If you are out of your home
county and will be out on election
day, you must obtain an absentee
ballot through the mail. To ob-
tain this, you must make) a writ-
ten and signed request for the
ballot. This request must be
made by the voter himself in his
own handwriting. No one can
make a request in behalf of any-
one else. This request must in-
ciude the address to which the ab-
sentee ballot is to bet mailed and
the voters poll tax receipt or ex-
emption certificate!. The poll tax
receipt or exemption certificate
will be returned by mail to the
voter after election day.
If you are a voter who wilt be
in your home county during the
days of absentee voting but will
be out of your home county on
election day, you will go to the
County Clerk's office during the
days- of absentee voting and will
sign an affidavit that you will be
out of the county on election day,
presenting your poil tax receipt
or exemption certificate. You will
then be given a ballot and a
place to vote). No one is permitted
with the voter while he is voting
The voter who :s physically un-
able to go to the polls on election
day will make written application
to the County Clerk, including the
poll tax receipt or exemption
certificate and an affidavit signed
by a physician saying that the
voter cannot go to the polls. The
home county address must be
given with each wrtiten request
for absentee ballot, and the request
for absentee ballot can only be
made by the) voter himself, com-
Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace was
hostess to the Christian Ladies'
Council for a business and devo-
tional meeting Monday afternoon.
The business meeting was pre-
sided over by the president, Mrs.
Myrtie Bynum, who also was in
charge of the devotional, the les-
son tiheime: "Widen Your Heart
—Concern for the Unmwakened."
Following the devotional, a
brief program was given dedicat-
ed in memory of Mrs. A. Ivie,
long time member of the Counci!,
who passed away June 9, 1958.
She will be missed by all, for she
was loved by all who knew her.
A social hour was enjoyed, with
refreshments served to seven
Neixt meeting, August 4, will be
held at the home of Mrs. Bynum
with Mrs. Jack Lyon, leader.
First Baptist Church
J. Marvin Thomas, Pastor
Sunday School—9:45 A. M.
Morning Worship—10:55 A. M.
Training Union—7:00 P. M.
Evening Worship—8:00 P. M.
W. M. S. (1st and 3rd Mondays)
7:30 P. M.
G. A.'s and R. A.'s not meeting
Brotherhot<d (3rd Mondays)
7:30 P. M.
Officers and Teachers—7:30 P.
Prayer Service—8:00 P. M.
Choir Practice—8:30 P. M.
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