The Alto Herald (Alto, Tex.), No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 2, 1966 Page: 1 of 8
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THE ALTO HERALD
ied ! 896
Land others interes-
L-nches Chapel Homc-
[invited to be present
<ay, June5, for the
Jmecoming. An ap-
Hprogram has been
lunch will be served
—^hour. Come and en-
Kywith relatives and
ga part of the herd of
ItM University's Pas-
hn near Lufkin for 25
td recentiy. Her last
^^born when she was 22
.She raised a total of
'with a totat weaning
' nearty 89,000 pounds,
was a futt-b!ood
fand her sire a pure-
Thus, she was a
_ E. K. Crouch, super-
^ith to month records on
her calves. She left
htcrs, 2 grandsons. 7
[ghters and 1 great-
tghtcr in the station
< is described by Crouch
trfect mother cow.
d hi! <!
. To Hold Open
}rs June 6
^tapter No. 496, O. E. S ,
^onday. June 6, 7:30 p.
new Masonic Haii on
fti Antonio St. The public
Miowing officers- wili be
} Reba Dominy, Worthy
Artie R. Bice, Worthy
Mrs. Gladys Lawson,
[ation; Carl Kenesson,
tatron: Mrs. Mamie Lee
[Secretary; Glen W. Dom-
tasurer; Mrs. Odessa Mc-
^onductress;; Mrs. Henry
)ice. Asso. Conductress:
[fiola Scales, Chaplain;
]a Mae Engledow, Mar-
ch's. Nona Crawford', Or-
jMts. Stella Dean, Adah;
crtia Lee Smith. Ruth
lath s McClendon, Esther ;
^ellie Ramey, Martha;
dna Merriwether, Etccta.
^altile Kenesson. Warder
Iter ]. Dean, Sentinel.
) Lucitte Seate, Instating
I and Mrs. Elizabeth
j tnstalting Marshal, both
[Instiiiling Chaplain: and
^ttnie E. Fenner, Installing
Of The Month
ISLE, Philippines —
* Fust Ciass Gale O. Baugh.
I Mr. and Mrs. Orvilie M
uf Atto, Texas, has been
y Outstanding Airman of the
hr M;<ctan Isle Airfieid,
Ian Baugh, a vehicie dis-
f was Itonored for his ex-
y induct and duty per-
He received a cash a-
is a member of the
A" Fuces, the nation's
§-rcady air arm guarding the
!-irman is a graduate of
^ t' ]'i'Ki<y. is the daughter
^ and Mrs. Marvin Salge oi
^ S.atta t'tara Street, New
Rusk Lions Club
Rodeo June 9, 10, 11
The 18th annual Rusk Lions)
Ciub Rodeo will be staged' at the
Rusk Lions Rodeo Arena with
performances at 8:00 p. m., on
Thursday. Friday, and Satur-
day. June 9, 10, and 11.
Former World's Champion
cowboy, Jim Shoulders of Hen-
rietta. Oklahoma will return to
Rusk to produce the show again
this year. Shouiders hanaled last
years' show and it is believed
that the show this year will be
just as fine and exciting as last
year. This is real Rodeo with no
time wasted on TV or movie
A $100.00 prize wit) be given
away to a lucky admission ticket
hoider each night.
Reserve tickets priced at $1.50
are on sale now and may be pur-
chased by writing Box 327, Rusk,
Texas. Tickets at the gate wiil be
At the performance on Satur-
day night a Shetiand pony with
complete bridle and saddle wilt
be given away to some lucky
contributor of $1.00 to the Lions
One of the highlights of the
show this year witlbeaspecialty
act featuring Leon Adams riding
Brahama bulis in Roman
A downtown parade featuring
floats, mounted riders, and other
entries will kickoff rodeo ac-
tivities in Rusk, Thursday at 5
p. m. Prizes of $25.00, $15.00 and
$t0.00wiitbe awarded to the
three best entries and out of
town entries are invited.
A barbecue iuncheon open to
the pubtic wiil be heid Thurs-
day at noon.
Alto, Texas, Thursday, June 2, ) 966
East Texas Wildlife
LAKE O PIXES HAS MANY
DESIRABLE FISH SPECIES
When fisheries personnel of the
Texas Parks & Wildlife Depart-
ment. Joe Tooie and W. P. Fisher
Jr., iifted their experimental nets
at Lake O Pines this week, the
first net had an eye-popping as-
sortment of catchable fish.
Suehexperimentai netting is
necessary for the biologists to
maintain accurate records of spe-
cies populations,and from one such
netting (using a graduated mesh
net to catch severai sizes of fish)
many fish-facts are explored by the
people who are given the respon-
sibility of staying on top of fishing
The first net had a targemouth
bass about as long as your tackle
box, fat and sassy, and he was
carefuily examined for evidence of
disease, bacteria or fungus. Next
came two species of buiihoad cat-
fish (yeliowand a black) and
gill that would make your mouth
water, a redbreasted sunfish, and
were too small to make an angler
angry. * u
As well as the above 6, the net
had severaispottedgar, a spotted
sucker, many large shad, a war-
mouth. a couple of so-catted barn-
door crappie. a respectabte chain
dathead catfish about as long as
Size seemed to mean nothing to
these professionally trained men,
WHiCH PROVES THHY DON'i
KNOW EVERYTHING, but size
was not only evident amonK the
samples taken, but very impresstve
And too...this watershed re*
portedly has upwards of 80 spcctes
of fish. . . many of them desirable
to a fisherman any fisher-
iLti. Philippines—Airman First Class ^ Texis
" Mr. and Mrs. Orvilie M. Baugh. Sr. of Alto. - '
d pj.','"' '°r Airman of the Month for Mactan If
46 ./ """' Colonel James E. Trash, com
''h Combat Support Group at Mactan !s)e Airfield.
Waco — Word arrived here
Wednesday from Germany that a
shipment of fresh Texas beef
reached its destination in good
condition and "one hundred per
cent veterinarian approved." The
message signaled "a new triumph"
for the Texas Farm Bureau's
marketing program, according to
TFB President C. H. DeVaney.
For about two years, the state
farm organization has been battiing
to get through a maze of red tape
and other problems that impeded
development of a market in the
burgeoning West European econo-
my for quality Texas beef. One of
the main hindrances to offering
fresh Texas meat overseas was
transportation. Air freight though
available is expensive; conven-
tional oceanic travel too slow for
perishable fresh products.
This month's shipment proved
the feasibiiity of a new technique
for controlling deterioration in
transit called "Oxytrol." Hailed by
Life Magazine as promising "a
revolution in the transportation and
retaiiing of fresh food," the system
involves the use of inert nitrogen
to preserve freshness. The system
purges ail but five per cent of the
oxygen (which causes food to
ripen, rot, and decay) from the
container and maintains a care-
fully controlled atmosphere of
inert nitrogen that in effect puts
the food "to sleep."
Teaming up with the Texas Farm
Bureau on the successful test ship-
ment were The Best Fertilizers
Company of Oakland, California,
(developers of the Oxytrol system),
Transcoid Express, Inc., of Irving;
and Estes Packing Company of
Fort Worth which processed the
beeves for shipment.
The 40-foot traiier was ioaded
in Fort Worth May 10 and puiled
to New York City by Transcoid
Express where it was hoisted a-
board ship on May 14. It reached
Antwerp, Belgium May 23 and was
transhipped overland to four
buyers in Germany, included three
outlets of the Karstadt department
The unit was sealed and loaded
with nitrogen in Fort Worth and
was not disturbed until it reached
the German border. Armond Locke
of Oakland Calif., a Best Fertilizer
representative, accompanied the
trailer on the ocean voyage, and
Joe H. Baker of Waco, Texas Farm
Bureau livestock marketing spe-
cialist, was on hand when it ar-
rived for inspection in Germany.
Baker described the meat as "in
cxceilent condition—nearly as well
as when it left Texas" on May 10.
He said the meat went on display
in Wiesbaden and Hamburg Thurs-
day, that the color appearance was
"very good" and that there ap-
peared to be "a great deal of
interest among German house-
wives" at the Karstadt stores.
TFB Commodity Director Waiter
Meyer of Waco, who has coordi-
nated the market development pro-
gram from its beginning five years
good as anticipated, a third test
shipment wiii be made in a few
weeks. Meyer has become one of
the state's most knowledgeable
authorities on marketing farm pro-
ducts abroad through his efforts in
pioneering overseas market de-
velopment for the Texas Farm
Bureau. He is highly optimistic
about future possibilities for mar-
keting fresh Texas beef in Western
Europe, and particularly West
Uermaiiy, 'if costs and other
j.robiems can bo worked out."
[lc pointed out that the current
prosperity wave in Germany has
enabled the citizens to upgrade
their diet with a significant in-
crease in meat consumption "nda
shift from pork to bicef. Current
offerings of beef are limited most-
ly to slaughtered dairy animals'
unfrozen imports,he pointed out.
The German appetite for fresh
Chitted beef such as Texas can
U,n was air-freighter over. A
soeeiat "Texas Week" promotion
'that was ptanncd to extend for a
m.,.k.cn<ic'nbruptty when the
was grubbed up innmnttot* of
} The Atto independent Basebalt
!T,;un witt host Crockett here Sun-
fl'iv afternoon at at the Alto
itlu'h School baseball field. Every
"no,hat enjoys" good tiatlftam'
is invited to attend this game.
. At! Pony League members are
urged to meet at the bascbatt f-eld
Wednesday afternoon at 6:00 p.m.
The Pony League wiil piay
Slocum here Friday ntght at 7:30.
Come on out and see a game that
^witl thrill you.
College Station — Pine seedling
applications for the 1966-67 ptant-
ing season are now available from
the Texas Forest Service, County
Agricultural Agents, ASCS offices
and Soil Conservation District of-
About 5 miilion slash, loblolly
and shortleaf pine will be available.
The minimum order for seedlings
will be 500 trees. No seedlings are
sold for ornamental or landscape
Regular slash, loblolly and short-
leaf pine seedlings sell for $6.12
per thousand, which includes the
two per cent State sales tax. Pine
seed production area and Bastrop
seed source loblolly pine seedlings
wiil sell for $7.14 per thousand, tax
included. Prices quoted are f.o.b.
the Indian Mound Nursery near
Seedling shipments will begin
about December 15 and continue
A copy of Circular 54, "How to
Plant Forest Tree Seedlings." is
enclosed with each order.
Additional information on tree
seedlings can be obtained from
your nearest district forester of the
Texas Forest Service or by writing
the Director, Ttxas Forest Service,
J. C. Elrod Rites
Funeral services for Jesse
Clyde Elrod, 75, of Forest, were
held Monday afternoon at 3:30
in the Forest Baptist Church
with the Rev. Horace M. Ftetcher
officiating. Burial was in the Ar-
nold Cemetery under the direc-
tion of the O. T. Ailen and Son
Mr. Elrod died early Sunday
in Lufkin Memorial Hospital of
injuries received in an automo-
bile accident last week-end.
He was a nauve of Georgia,
and had resided in Forest the
past 17 years. He was a mem-
ber of the Baptist Church, and
was employed as an automobile
Survivors include his wife,
Mrs. Vernell Elrod, Forest.
Former Alto Couple
Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Wilson,
1333 S. First St., Conroe, formerly
of Alto, will celebrate their 50th
anniversary with a reception June
5th at the Southside Baptist Church,
Fellowship Hall, Conroe, given by
their daughter, Mrs. Aubry Ed-
wards, and son, Mr. Norvil Wilson.
Aubrita and Leslie Edwards.
The coupie was married June 3,
1916 and they have resided in
Cherokee and Montgomery Coun-
Houses for rent here are at a
premium. There just are no ex-
tra rentable dwellings in Alto.
Maybe some new ones will be
Don't forget the open house
this Saturday. June 4th from 2
p. m. to 5 p. m., at Oliver Grif-
fith's Buiiding. We urge every
one to come out and visit with
Oliver, the Morris' and South-
west Patiet Co. We wiil register
every one and give away a door
prize. Come and bring someone
Most of the preliminary work
on the clinic addition is aimost
complete and work shoutd begin
beforetootong. If youcan spare
$5.00 or $10.00 or even more, and
would like to help build this ad-
dition to the clinic, give it to
James Blattton at Continental
! State Bank.
President Alto Chamber
At the regular meeting of the
Cherokee County Democratic Ex-
decision was made to combine as
many voting boxes as possible for
the June 4th Second Primary.
The North and South Boxes at
Atto wiil be combined and the
election wiil be held at the City
Hali. Two Precinct Chairmen wili
hotd this election.
Chairman Precinct No. 2.
S. F. Harrison,
Chairman Precinct No. 17.
Coach: Dwight Lyons
Lusk, Marvin Jr.
Van Slyke, Phillip
Coach: Kenneth Findley
Lindsey, Jewel Dean
Coach: George Covington
Palmer, James D.
Van Siyke, Robert
Coach: Paul Martin
Pearman, Jimmy D.
Coaches: Sonny Wallace and
Mason, Biily Ruben
McGaughey. Gary B.
Lusk, Thomas Eugene
Ivey, David Wayne
Trayior, Sammy W.
Steahie, Theodore Aian
Bowman, Gary Lynn
Werner, Jerry Don
Philiips, Richard Wayne
May, Roy Sherman
Baugh, Clark Marvin
Hester, Robert Neat
Wallace, Gary Don
Todd. Jerry B.
Van Siyke, Paul
1st Game: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
2nd Game: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.
June 2—Astros vs. Yanks
Cards vs. Tigers
June 6—Cards vs. Yanks
Astros vs. Tigers
June 9—Astros vs. Cards
Yanks vs. Tigers
Junel3—Tigers vs. Cards
Astros vs. Yanks
June 16—Tigers vs. Astros
Cards vs. Yanks
June 20—Yanks vs. Tigers
Astros vs. Cards
June 23—Astros vs. Yanks
Tigers vs. Cards
June 27—Cards vs. Yanks
Astros vs. Tigers
June 30—Astros vs. Cards
Yanks vs. Tigers
July 7—Tigers vs. Cards
Astros vs. Yanks
July 11—Astros vs. Tigers
Cards vs. Yanks
Juty 14—Yanks vs. Tigers
Astros vs. Cards
Juty 18—Play Off
Mary Ruth Maddux
Denton, Texas — The Texas
Woman's University 63rd annual
spring commencement exercises
were hetd Sunday, May 29, with
Dr. John A. Quinn, TWU president,
delivering the address.
One of the graduating seniors
receiving degrees was Miss Mary
Ruth Maddux, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Alvin Maddux of Rt. 1, Alto,
music therapy major.
Funeral Rites Held
Mrs. Myrtle Rozelle
Mrs. Myrtle Walden Rozelle,
85, died Monday of iast week at
her home here, after a sudden
Funeral services were held
Thursday afternoon at 4 o'ciock
in the O. T. Allen and Son Fu-
neral Home Chapel with the
Rev. C. H.Haiey, officiating.
Interment foltowed in the Shiloh
Mrs. Rozeiiewas born June
24. 1880 in Mississippi. She was
married to L. M. Rozelle in 1908
in Oklahoma. Mr. Rozelle pre-
ceded her in death several years
ago. She was a member of the
Her survivors include three
daughters. Mrs. Enid Singtetary
and Mrs. Lois Cole, both of Alto
and Mrs. Maxine Goodale of
Paxton, IIl.;two sisters, Mrs.
Liiiian Williams, Alto and Mrs.
Eathet Gordon, Hitiister; one
brother, Frank Walden, Dallas;
seven grandchiidren and nine
President New Neches
Frank W. Ebaugh is the first
president of the newly formed
Neches River Development As-
sociation, formed to boost full
navigation, conservation and re-
creational use of the Neches
At an organizational meeting
held last week in the Angeiina
HotelinLufkin, the Jacksonville
engineer was elected president,
H. G. Stubblefield, Dibotl, first
vice president; W. N. Shattuck,
Alto, second vice president; and
Bob Eitelman, Jacksonville,
Representatives of counties,
cities, various districts and au-
thorities, chambers of com-
merce and others are directors
of the new association. They in-
ciude thus far the following:
Aito: James B. Dover, W. P.
James, and T. D. Littie.
Crockett: George E. McLean,
Lloyd Lovell and Glenn J. Cook.
Chandler: Herman Cade.
Diboll: Charles Hanks, Arthur
Groveton: C. Grantom.
Jacksonville: F. A. Shinalt.
Lufkin: O. L. Hubbard. Dr.
Basii E. Atkinson, George H.
Palestine: B. C. Lively, R. L.
Rusk: Marshail H. Norton, J.
Tyler: Thomas W. Clay, Leon
Kent, At Lemmon.
Woodviile: (LNVA) J o s i a h
Attending from Jacksonvitle
were Ebaugh and B. H. Broiles.
who presented the nominations
for the steering committee, while
Mr. Norton and Frank Howell
attended from Rusk; and James
Dover, County Commissioner
James and T. D. Little were from
Alto, in addition to W. N. Shat-
tuck, who is secretary of the
state's Neches River Conserva-
Mr. Ebaugh reviewed the work
of the association, called for
passage of SJR 19, a Constitu-
tional Amendment to be voted
on in November, as vital to
East Texas, and cailed atten-
tion to a hearing in Nacogdo-
ches Juty 6 when the State Water
Board wil present its program
for Texas water users in the
years ahead. He said the hear-
ing witt be vital, and called on
ait East Texas to attend and
speak up for East Texas water
The northeast Texas pian for
a series of dams and trans-basin
diversion of excess waters west-
ward was praised by Ebaugh as
giving the Neches, Sabine and
Angelina river area a temporary
There was general agreement
that ait East Texas shoutd work
together to promote reservoirs
and navigation on at! its
streams, and Ebaugh suggested
trans-basin canats to connect the
streams for ftood control and
navigation in the years ahead.
The Thursday Study Ctub wit)
sponsor a Story-Telling Hour for
all pre-school children, 4-6 years of
age beginning Thursday, June 16th.
The sessions will be held each
Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.,
at the First Baptist Church for the
first six weeks of summer.
There will be two story tellers
present to tell a story, and pro-
vide musical games and activities
Ptease contact Mrs. Bill Warner
at 8 4889 for registration.
Mrs. Stella Hill
Mrs. Stelta Elizabeth Hiil,
prominent Alto resident, died
about 9 p. m., Friday in a Jack-
sonvitle hospital after an ex-
Funeral services were held at
2 p. m., Saturday in the A. Frank
Smith Methodist Church with
the Rev. Bill Cunningham, pas-
tor, officiating. Burial followed
in the Alto City Cemetery under
the direction of O. T. Allen &
Son Funeral Home.
Stetia Elizabeth Salmon was
born in Bright Star, Miller Coun-
ty, Arkansas on June 19, 1895.
She was the onty child of Saliie
Ketley Saimon and Richard
Minott Saimon. She moved with
her family to Alto. Texas in 1908.
She attended Kidd-Kay College
and Conservatory in Sherman,
Texas from which she received
her B. A. Degree in 1913. The
fottowing year she attended Sam
Houston State Coltege in Hunts-
vitie, Texas where she received'
her teacher's certificate. She
then taught schooi in Louisiana
tor several years before return-
ing to East Texas where she
taught in schoois in Rusk and
On December 19, 1919 she was
married to Dr. James Curtis
Hill of Aito. She continued teach-
ing for severat years after her
Stella Hit! always took an
active part in the civic, social
and religous activities in Aito.
She was a member of the
Nacogdoches Chapter, Daughters
of the American Revolution, the
Thursday Study Club, Alpha
Chi Omega, A. Frank Smith
Methodist Church, the Wesleyan
Service Guiid, Ladies Auxiliary
to Post 8908, Veterans of Foreign
Wars and the Cherokee County
Chapter of the East Texas His-
The public library in Alto is
Survivors in addition to her
husband, are one daughter, Mrs.
Albert William Wiison, and two
grandchiidren, Miss Thilda Eiiz-
abeth Schuier and James Hill
Wilson, ail of Aito.
Her mother, Mrs. Sallie Sal-
mon of Alto, preceded her in
death on April 27.
Pallbearers were Warren Tay-
lor Whiteman, R. R. Stribling,
Grady Singietary, W.N.Shat-
tuck, Ratph Rozetle and Carl
Should friends desire, memor-
ial donations may be made to
the Stella Hill Library in Alto or
to the American Cancer Society
in the name of Mrs. James
Curtis Hill. Arrangements for
gifts to the iibrary should be
made with Mrs. W. T. Warner
and arrangements for gifts to
the American Cancer Society
shoutd be made with W. N. Shat-
tuck, bothof Alto.
LatHes VFW Auxiliary
Post 8908 Will
Regular meeting of the Ladies
Auxiliary to VFW Post 8908 will
meet Tuesday, June 7, 7:30 p. m.
at the Post Home.
All members are invited and
urged to be present for this
Mrs. Calvin French was hostess
to the Homemakers Class of First
Baptist Church, Tuesday night,
May 24th. Co-hostess was Mrs.
Charies Haley. Prayer was by Mrs.
The class president, Mrs. Sonny
Wallace, gave the devotional,
"Help in the Scriptures". A short
business meeting foltowed. Game
chairman, Nita Smith, conducted
a batloon game, won by Jo Ann
Martin. The next game was a
hilarious talent game.
Refreshments of jello salad,
chips, dips, coffee and cold drinks
were served to Nita Smith, Biddie
Waltace, Jo Ann Martin, Barbara
Feider, Shirley Tyre, Martha
French, Marva Acker, Sandy Dial,
and the class teacher, Mrs. O. T.
Card Of Thanks
Words fail when trying to ex-
press my thanks to those who
remembered me with visits, cards,
fiowers, and other deeds of kind-
ness while I was in the hospital,
so I say "thank you" for every-
] Vernon Rix. 1-p.
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