The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 103, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 26, 1950 Page: 3 of 14
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THE RUSK CIIEROKEEAN, RUSK. TEXAS
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VISIT TO FAMOUS
HISTORY MORE REAL
SAN jJANCITO BATTLEFIELD
—Every Texan owes it to himsulf
to visit this historic spot. Yet,
strange as it may seem, more vi-
sitors from out ot' the state are
registered here than citizens of
The Towering limestone monu-
ment is magnificent, rising 570
feet hijjh, with a wonderful his-
toric museum housed in the base.
Many profitable hours may be
spent browsing through the in-
teresting exhibits displayed here
History becomes real as you see
the personal belongings of many
Texas heroes. A ride in the ele-
vator up to the observation room
at the top of the monument costs
only 25c. From this vantage point
there is a breath-taking view,
meandering around the battlefield
park is the Houston ship channel,
where seagoing vessels move
gracefuly to and fro.
Moored there too is the U. S.
Battleship Texas, now retired
after having been a flagship of
the Navy through two World
Wars. Around the horizon rise
the towers of the many chemical
and oil processing plants which
are converting Texas oil and gas
into useful products.
For 30c you can board the "Tex-
as" and tread the decks where
men fought and died to preserve
the freedom we enjoy. In its pre-
sent peaceful setting it is difficult
to realize that this proud ship
once carried a complement of
1,800 fighting men. who frequent-
ly engaged the enemy in a life
or death struggle.
It is fitting that this great fight-
ing ship, which helped make
modern history, should be pre-
served here at San Jancito, where
Texas won its freedom.
I DALLAS WAS FOOTBALL ?
I MAD LAST SATURDAY
In the tricky Southwest football |
conference race last week, th*:
University of Texas Longhorns
skidded badly by losing to Okla-
homa U. 14 to 13 in Dallas. On
the same day and in the same Cot-
ton Bowl Stadium S. M .U. rose
up mightily to trounce the Okla-
homa Aggies 52 to 0. It was a
tradition breaking affair for two
sell-out games to be played in
the same stadium in an afternoon
and evening performance. Other
S. W. Conference winners were:
Texas A. & M. 52 to 0 over Vir-
ginia Military Institute, Rive over
Pittsburgh 14 to 7 and Arkansas
over Baylor 27 to 6. T. C. U. took
Texas Tech 19 to 6.
OPEN LAW VIOLATION
GOES ON IN TEXAS
GALVESTON — Operation of
slot machines and other forms of
gambling is apparently unham-
pered by law enforcement
agencies in a belt of lexas
counties throughout this area. On
a trip by your reporter last
week, slot machines were observed
in almost every cafe and tavern
in Galveston county. Many of
these devices were in operation
in Jefferson county, Guadalupe
county and Fayette county.
In addition there were punch
boards and one-ball marble ma-
chines observed in Comal county,
Lee county, Washington county
and Walker county. All of these
devices are forbidden in most
Texas counties, as being gambling
devices prohibited by state law.
A U. S. Senate committee now
investigating organized crime in
many states lias found that usually
slot machines are by
syndicates which hi. erful
political connections. — New
York City the entire police de-
partment has been shaken up be-
cause of revelations that many
officers were receiving handsome
pay-offs from the gamblers.
Grow Your Own Nitrogen Says County P. M. A.
PROGRESS OF SCHOOLS
TOLD AT INAUGRATION
A meeting of 1,100 Texans in
Austin last week reviewed the
first year's operation of the public
school system under the Gilmer-
Aiken laws passed by the 51st
Highlights of the meeting was
the official inauguration of Dr. J.
W. Edgar as Commissioner of Ed-
ucation. Although he has held the
position since March 8, last week's
ceremony publicly ratified his ap-
Chairman R. B. Anderson of
the state Board of Education said
that Dr. Edgar is "Charged with
the largest single educational re-
sponsibility in America."
In his inaugural address Dr.
Edgar said that the purpose of
the Texas Education Agency
should be to carry out these ob-
1. "We must be determined that
education be available to all.
2. "We must provide in our
schools realistic education for
3. "We must keep our schools
on a sound financial basis, so that
money is available as and when
it is needed.
4. "We must increase the ex-
pertness with which teaching is
done by raising the standards of
DANIEL SAYS TIDELAND
FIGHT NOT YET LOST
Texas' fight to retain owner-
thip of its potentially oil-rich
tidelands is far from lost, in
spite ox the adverse ruling by the
US Supreme Court last June, At-
torney General Price Daniel be-
"Our contention is that the
supreme court has not heard the
evidence in the case, and that
when it does, it should support
the Texas claim," Daniel declared |
last week. (The supreme court |
split 4 to 3 in its decision against '
Texas, and a motion for rehear-
ing is now pending.)
Daniel also pointed out that
there is a strong possibility that
Grow your own nitrogen, ad-
vises STANLEY GREENWOOD,
chairman of the CHEROKEE
County PMA committee.
As he sees it, commercial sup-
plies of nitrogen for farmers may
become increasingly scarce if
mobilization should require a
shift of nitrogen production facil-
ities to defense purposes.
Fortunately, he points out, this
year's supply of winter cover crop
seed, particularly the legumes, is
larger than in any recent year.
With more of this seed available,
farmers have a means of offset-
ting the possible nitrogen fertiliz-
er reduction by increasing their
legume cover crop plantings this
As a result of this increased
supply of winter cover crop seed,
says the chairman, farmers of
CHEROKEE county also have the
Congress will pass a bill to vest
title to the tideland in the
states. He expressed the belief
that President Truman will re-
verse his declared intention of
vetoing such a bill, when ho
learns all of the facts of the case.
THIS YEAR IN TEXAS
Texas will have two official
Thanksgiving Days this year, ac-
cording to a proclamation issued
last week by Governor Shivers.
Originally the last Thursday in
November was universally ob-
served as Thanksgiving Day
throughout tthe nation. During
the latter days of the Depression
President Roosevelt was persuad-
ed to make the 4th Thursday in
November the traditional holiday,
since it was believed the earlier
date would stimulate more Christ-
mas shopping. In Texas, however,
the old practice of observing the
last day, regardless of whether
it is the 4th or the 5th Thursday
has continued. This year Govern-
or Shivers proclaimed that both
days shall be devoted to thanks-
giving. "The people of Texas have
a great deal to be thankful for,
and should not necessarily be
limited to one day a year on
which to count their blessings,"
the governor declared.
greatest opportunity they have
ever had to provide winter graz-
According to chairman Stanley
Greenwood, it is estimated that
nation-wide over 37 million acres
should be seeded to winter le-
gumes and annual ryegrass each
year. The supply of seed avail-
able this year will plant about
half of that acreage. In the best
previous year, seed has been avail-
able to plant about one-fourth of
the desired acreage. He assures
farmers that the Agricultural
Conservation Program which pro-
vides financial assistance for ex-
panding winter cover crop acre-
age will do everything possible to
help farmers take full advantage
of the present favorable seed sit-
Purchase orders for winter le-
gume seed and fertilizer are now
being issued by the county PMA
office. Orders may be secured by
calling at the county office or
may be requested by mail.
Garden Club Meets
With Mrs. Guinn
The Rusk Garden Club met
Wednesday, October 18th, at 3
o'clock p. m. at the home of Mrs.
F. B. Guinn. Mrs. Sam J. Smith,
Mrs. John Wightman and Miss
Julia Perkiris were co-hostesses
with Mrs. Guinn.
The President, Mrs. Joe B.
Copeland, presided. Each mem-
ber answered the roll call by
naming their favorite rose.
Special symmetrical triangle
arangement of the flowers were
by Mrs. Roy Ginn and Mrs. Frank
Coupland. This added much to
the other lovely decorations in
the living room.
Mrs. Joe B. Copeland gave a
very interesting and instructive
talk on "Rose Culture". Mrs. Ed
Ratcliff spoke on "The Art of
The table was covered with a
cut work banquet cloth, and was
centered with a crystal bowl of ty.
red radiance roses. Miss Julia' —
Perkins served the salad. The cake ! """
was served by Mrs. Sam J. Smith,
with Mrs. John Wightman at the,
coffee service. Mrs. Guinn passed
hot buttered rolls.
'Members present were: Mrs.
Joe B. Copeland, Mrs. Marvin
Roten, Mrs. Ed Ratcliff, Mrs. Roy
Ginn, Mrs. Abner Webb, Mrs. Lee
Guinn, Mrs. W. E. Wallace, Mrs.
W. H. Wallace, and Mrs. Esther
Harrison, Mrs. W. H. Hanna, Mrs.
Spence Swann, Mrs. Frank Coup-
land, and the hostesses. The club j
has as their guest, Mrs. Tom Fin- j
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Whitehead, E. H. The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 103, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 26, 1950, newspaper, October 26, 1950; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth326230/m1/3/: accessed February 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.