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The Heartbeat of the Progresxive Territory of :-Fifth Year Malakoff, Henderson County, Texas 75148, Friday, December 23, 1966 Number 51 CIVIL WAR "I wa~ you to come out and me show you something I think will be of interest i you," said the voice over the voice turned out to be of Oscar Henderson of 412 Roads Drive, Malakoff tl~e something interesting a book case reported to 160 years old. The case, standing seven tall, has traveled through states, most of the miles wagon, and still remains in condition despite the received at the of a Civil Wax general. story told is that the gen- felt there were important papers hidden in the lock- [ desk section of the case and, demanding the key was that it was lost (an un- The general got on one with a soldier on the oth- and proceeded to pry the open causing slight to both corners. The book case is of solid black walnut, standing on legs, topped by a desk over which are glassed in sectional doors pro~ four shelves. The bookcase was made by a local cabinet worker in Madi- son, Virginia for William Hen- demon, great-grandfather of Oscar. Simeon Henderson, William's son, inherited the case, which upon his death, was passed on to his son, Lewis Jehome, who was Mr. Oscar's father. Oscar received the case in 1953. With the ex- changeof ownership thecase was moved from Virginia to Alabama, to Mississippi and then to Texas. Two coins of value have been found in recesses of the case, an 1810 dime and a half dime minted in 1853 in the New Or- leans mist. A man of letters, Mr. Oscar keeps his most prized posses- ions, his books, in the case. Among the old Bibles, books of The Rev. O. B. Cook, pastor the First Assembly of God of Malakoff was the speaker at the regular of the Lions Club evening. Rev. Cook used as his topic, Trees," based on reading of Galatiorm 3, 13, "Christ has redeemed from the curse of the law, made a curse for us; for is writtem cursed is every- that hangeth on a tree." In his discnssiom Rev. Cook the beauty of the Christmas tree to darkness of the tree ort Christ hung. He empha- the fact that although lovely gifts are placed the colorful adorned fian Breakfast By Class sixth grade class of the Elementary school is an extensive study of History of Egypt. In dis- the various products in that country, the decided to serve a break- like that the EgTptian would normally eat. menu served and the name for each dish beazm cooked in butter, lime olive oil and tomato (fool mudaffs) ; egg bread (knebz); cheese mamualade (murab- bluek olives (zaitoun) ; milk (baban gamoes,) by sweet milk and milk. The authentic meal :was m~- through mail reeeivect Egypt which was a pert class' project. On display was the me~z mural on cloth which de- pictures .of Egypt drawn the members of the class. composing the class Patti Airheart; Russell Tony Bradley, Rosie Pattie Gage, Ann Gray- Susan Pirtle, Bertha Jo Reeves, Katrinka Surber, Valentine, Wa3-ne Wesley Warren and Williams. Hughes is in- the class. ! & W tree, the greatest gift of all, the gift of life, is to be found at the base of the tree on which the Savior hung. Another enjoyable event on the IAons program was the singing of Christmas Carols by a trio composed of Misses Voni~ and Veld~ Cook and Sandra Andrews. Prior to th~ appearance at the Lions Den, the young ladies had paid a visit to the Cedar Lake Nurs- ing Home to bring carols to the residents. Dear Santa, I would like a bike with three speed shift. I would like a fish hottse for our fish. I am in the third grade. I live in Houston but I am going to be at my Grandmother Vivian's house. I have been pretty good. Love, Kathy Lynn Robinson Dear Santa, I would like a sch~u bike with three speed shifts and a creep- er crawler set and a battery power airplane. I am 7 years old. I live in Houston, but am going to be at my Grandmoth- er Vivian's house. I have been pretty good. Love Thomas Robinson Jr. NOTICE TO READERS Today's Malakoff News contains the special Christ- mas greeting section with greetings to you and your family from your local mer- chants along with letters to Santa from the very young readers. The Malakoff News will not be published on the Fri- day of December 30. The office will be closed today thru December 29, in order that the employees may en- joy annual vacation. educational institutions and other assorted reading mater- ial, is a Medical Diary publish- ed in 1820. Mr. Oscar says some of the volumes are 150] years old. Oscar Henderson, who first came to Malakoff in 1908, is a retired Church of Christ preacher. He served in that ca- pacity for 61 Tears. With a mischievous twinkle in his eyes and the hint of a smile playing around his mouth, he recalled many amusing inci- dents that occured during the time of his pastorage. To as- sure a full house, at times, it became necessary for Mr. Os- car to use some unorthodox tactics. His lineage reveals that he is a distant relative of President Andrew Jackson and of Gen- eral Joseph "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell among other men of note. In his 81 years of existance. Mr. Henderson has experienced life to the fullest and is now in the process of writing a book entitled, -'~he Diaryof A Backwoods Preacher." Assembly of God Plans Watch Service The Rev. O. B. Cook, p~stor of the First Assembly of God Church of Malakoff, has an- nounced that the church will observe the Annual Watch Night service Saturday night, December 31. The service win begin at 8 p. m. and continue through the midnight hour. The Rev. J. L. Hathcoat of Dallas will be the guest speak- er and will also have both the morning and evening services at the church on Sunday, Jan-i uary 1. Musical numbers arranged especially for the program will also be rendered during the hours of watch. The church will observe the annual week of prayer begin- ning January 1 and lasting through January 8. Prayer meeting will be held each eve- ning in the auditorium at 7 p. m. An all night prayer meeting beginning at 6 p. n~ and last- ing through 6 a. m. will be observed on Friday, January 6. The public is invited to at- tend and participate and those who have prayer requests are asked to call HU 9-6896. Rev. Cook extends a cordial welcome to all who will come and be a part of any or all of the activities planned for the] church during the holiday se~ SOn. FISHING EQUIPMENT FOUND Holcomb Reunion Held Dec. 18th Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Holcomb were hosts Sunday for the Hol- comb family reunion which is held annually on the Sunday preceding Christmas. The Holcombs entertained their brothers, sisters, children and grandchildren at the Lake- view Cottage located on the shores of the Texas Power and Light Co. lake. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. H. IL Cole, Jasper; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Trevath- an, Kathy and Ronnie of Luf- kin; Mr. and Mrs. Fisher Har- rison, Alto; Mr. and Mrs. Billy Burr and David of Diboll. Also Mr. and Mrs. J'. C. Hol- comb, Diana and Jay Anna, Alto; John Long, Rusk; Dr. J. D. Long, Huntsville; Mr. and Mrs. COy L. Smith, Jackson- ville; Angela and Lee Paul Moses, Houston; Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Allen, Jacksonville; Mr. and Mrs. G. Pat Holcomb and Jill, Waco; Mr. and Mrs. Steve Jones, Athens and J. C. Peeb- lea, Trinidad. DURING THE YULE SEASON $236.70 Placed On Enchanted Tree The impre~ve candlelight Christmas program unveils~ by the m~ of the First Methodist Church of T "rmidad Sunday night netted some $236.70 in an offering to Christ and His Church. The offerings were placed in colorful cellophane enve- lopes and hung as foliage on the Enchanted Tree by thos~ in attendance. The Rev. Hollis Flarity, pas- tor of the church, has announc- ed that he will bring a short message on Christmas Day from 10:30 to 11 in the morn- ing worship hour. The church will not have an evening ser- vice~ The morning topic will be "come and Worship." There will not be a planned Church School hour. Choir members will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 7 p. m. for regular practice. Mrs. Ann Thompson Yule Party Hostess Mrs. Ann Thompson of Mal- akoff was the hostess Tuesday, December 6, for a buffet Christmas luncheon held in her home from 11:30 a. m. until 2 p.m. The dining table was laid with a red net cloth edged in red satin ribbon and this was placed over a red Christmas table cloth. The center piece was a floral arrangement of red and white poinsettia in a basket. A Christmas tree, resplen- dent in lights and bulbs, added to the gayety of the festivities. The ladies all enjoyed a day of playing game~ Those attending were Mines. Daisy Roberts, Lilly Mitcham, Thera Barnes, Josie Cude, Co- rena Gaudy, R. A Bowman, Martha Rozell, T. V. Cobb, D. E. Wilson, Ann Thompson and E. Myer~ Tim Futrel was also a guest at the 1~. Mrs. Geo" SS Class Hostess The lovely home of the George Uhricha, beantifuUy decorated with various Christ- mas arrangements, was the meeting place They, Dec. 15, for the members of the Dorcas Class of the First Methodist Church of Trinidad. Mrs. Edna Lamdridge offer- ed the prayer and also read a number of enjoyable Christ- m2~ poems. The eighteen members pres- ent then exchanged gifts and enjoyed refreshments of tur- key sand--s, frait cake, nuts, candy, coffee and tea served by the group headed by Mrs. R. F. Prine. Mrs. Deason F ertains Anchor Class Mrs. Bob Deason entertained the members of the Anchor Class of the First Baptist CLurcb of Malakoff for the regular monthly meeting at the Deason home on December 19 at 7:30 p. m. The party and business meeting was opened with a prayer by Mr~ John Job-,mon, followed by a report on the class by Mrs. W. W. Jackson. In the business session the group voted to send cards to the members of the class who are unable to attend regularly. In the setting of the intri- cant elaborately decorated Deason home Mrs. Homer Brown presented a reading in the absence of the teacher of the class, Mrs. Roy Clark. Mrs. Fern Ashley closed the meeting with a prayer, after which the lovely Christmas so- cial was enjoyed with an ex- change of gifts. Members and guests who en- joyed delightful refreslunents were Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Joh~ Jolmson, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Welborn, Mrs. Bell Schitookey, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Macon Ash- ley, Mrs. Jess Humphries, the hostese and Mr. Deaso~ Special guests were Mr. and Mr& C. C. Lake. Mrs. Stacy Reads S ry At Class Party Mr~ Thad stacy read the Christmas Story at the Mala- koff Methodist Builders Class Christmas meeting at the Fel- lowship Hall Thursday morn- ing. Before enjoying ref~-esh- ments, the 16 present exchang- ed gifts among themselves and also provided a Christmas package for the State Hospital in Terrell. The next regular meeting of the class is the last Tuesday in January. Mrs. Bocell, Mrs. Hoover, Hoste ms For Class Social Mrs. Gilbert B0cell and Mrs. Buddy Hoover were co-hoSt- esses for the annual Christmas party of the Homemakers Class of the First Baptist Church in the Bocell home on Monday eveniwg. "A Look At Christmas," was the theme Mrs. Joyce Hoskins used for a devotional in which she pointed out the ccmmerdal elements of Christmas which appear to over shadow the true meaning of the ~nce. From the glittering lace cov- ered table in the dining area the class enjoyed the tradition- al Christmas buffet. ~e Climax of the party was the exchange of gifts from the giant ornate white flocked Christmas tree which was the focal point in the entertaining area. The gifts, all something for The latest reports on the three missing fishermen who were supposedly drowned in the Cedar I.~ke about dusk Friday, December 19, is the f~ng recently by divers from Dallas of five rods and reels, two lanterns, fish basket with live fish, tackle box and tho anchor rope used by the ang- lers. However no trace has, as yet, been found of the bodies. The fishing equipment was said to have been recovered af- ter the anchor rope was found floating on the water. Rescue units from far and Riles Thursday For James Jones James Jones of Tool passed away Tuesday in an Athens hospital after a three week illness. He was 85 years, 9 months and 5 days old. Funeral services were con- ducted at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Tool Baptist Church with the Rev. B. Anthony officiat- ing. Burial was in the Tool Cemetery with Carroll and Lehr funeral home of Athena , in charge of arrangemenfs. a teenager, were opened and admired before being a~enbl- ed for mailing to the orphan- age at Beeville, Texas. Those attending the Chris~ nms party were Mrs. Hoakins, Mrs. Billy Hearn, Mr~ Louise Carter, Mrs. Lucille Almond, Mrs. Judy Pierce, Mrs. Peggy ~way, Mrs. Betty Bum- gardner, Mrs. Inez Gree% Mrs. Wilnm Leopard and the hos- tesses. Mrs. John Ouinn Dorcas Hostess For Yule Paris/ The lovely home of the John Quinns, all a glitter with Christmas decorations, was the gathering place Tuesday, De- cember 13, for the members of the Dorcas Sunday Scheo[ class of the First Baptist Church of Trinidad when they met for their Christmas party. The living room was delight- fully arrayed with reminders of the holidays by large and small bouquets of delicat~y tinted pink flowers. A silver tree holding matching shades of pink balls in a base sur- rounded by glittered snow cen- tered the large west windows. The focal point of the gath- ering, the dining room, was a show place which received many ooO0's and aaOO's from the guests. The buffet held ntm~erous items including a lovely ceramic compote of fruits in varying hues of pink and matching colors. Pale pink candles in crystal holders based in green holly leaves with red berries, flanked the buffet mirror. The c~nversation piece, the refreshment table, was laid~ with a pink cloth topped with faintly tinted hand made pink net edged in three inch deep pink felt. Centering all four sides of the over-hang, near the hemline, were three felt candles in gold, red aud blue glitter nestled in green see PARTY, page four near continue to comb sectiorLs of the western side of the lake in an effort to find the bodies. There have been as many as 22 boats in the area a day's time dragging their grappling hooks. Aiding irt the search, are divers who are said to be hampered by the length of time they can re- main under water by the lakes temperature. Along with the McKhmey Fire Department, and many others, the Trinidad Volunteer Fire Department who are not only working in three men shifts in the manning of the Fire Department Answers Two Calls Monday The Malakoff Fire Depart- ment was called out twice Monday to extinguish fires of unknown origin. Damage in both cases was estimated to be slighL The first alarm was sound- ed for a grass fire around 2:30 p. m. at the Rex King home on the Cross Roads Highway. The blaze suppoeedlx from defective wiring in a small trailer camper, burned the camper before the fire was extinguished. The secovA a~rm was for aid in a fire a~ the Cayuga gymnasium, which was dis- covered around a ve~t pipe. Danmge was negligible, ac~ cordh r to report The fire was said to have been put out before the department arrive~ on the scene~ BIRTHS Amy Miehelle EW~ Mr. and Mrs. Jack Elrod ot Cen~er, Texas are the proa~d parents of a baby girl, horn Tuesday, November 8, 1966 at 1:19 a. m. at the Shelby Gen- eral Hospital The little lady weighed seven pounds and six and one-half ounces anti'was given the name, Amy Michelle. The maternal grandpardnts are Mr. and Mrs. Alber Evans of Malakoff. Paternal grand- father is Mr, Wayne Elrod of Corsicar~ The mother, a well-known a~ popular Malakoff High School graduate, is the form. er Miss Charlotte Evans of Malakoff. She is a graduate of Henderson County Junior Col- lege and has a degree from East Texas State University. She formerly was a member of the Corsicana School faculty. Mr. Elrod is a Texas A&M graduate. He is a government employee with the Soil Conser- vation service. Robert Evans Reno V Mr. and Mrs. Robert Redo of Trinidad announce the birth of a son, born Monday, Dec. 12 at 2:15 p. m. at the Haynes H0~pital in Malakoff. The young man was named Robert Evans Reno V and he weighed eight pounds an eleven ounces and measured nineteen inches in length. The matrenal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jo~ Miller of Trinidad and the paternal grandpare~rts are Mr. ~nd Mrs. M. J. Reno IV of Hollywood, Calif. Master Robert was welcom- ed by Kevin, his fenr-year old bruthen O boats, but are also seeing t~ it that there is plenty of fo0~ and hot coffee available for the~ worker& M~ of theDe- par nent have been on lake since the news was re~ ceived of the men's aecident, The rescue ~ has bee~ stand~g by constantly as shelter for the searchers an~ also is being used as a stare house for provisions. Relatives of the victims, some still remainh~ in the area and others wha have returned to their homes, axe said to be sending food~ daily to supplement the dail~ food intake. The missing men, all from Dallas, are V. 1~ Hayes, ~, Maldo~ C. Sneed, 62, and Hu~ lan Lee Ward, 65. The Legend Of The Blackeyed Pea In keeping with the holiday season and the popular tradi- tion of serving blackeyed peas on New Years Day, Oscar Hen- derson of Malakoff has can- tributed his own creation of the-- LEGEND OF THE BLACKEYED PEAS I w~s o~ce a little boy you know Doctors said I lacked vitamin~ to make me grow They fed me iron for stea~ and extracts for Hver But, I continued to shimmy like a Modle T fliver They gave me liver and fed me other meat, Bt~t ~ng gave me anF appetite to Eggs tasted like sulphur, like whey So, I dwindled to almost nothing they say. The doctor was so tender- ~, he always And gave me a shot ev~ he turned around "Ah that will make him grow and eat," And straight for the door he would beat. So, one day Pa's little yearling many years ago, Broke through the fence and began to grow and grow It was awful plain to see it was blackeyed peas he ate For nothing else ever gave him such appetite and weight Now, Pa's little yearling wen~ to the market pen Out weighed and out priced the best of them. 'Twasn't long before the Doctor heard of this, an ~ then He said, "I knew blackeyed peas contained every vitamin" So, Ma went where Pa's little ~yearling went every day And fetched back lots of them peas and hay She shelled and cooked them right in a pot Like others, I wondered should I eat them or not I chewed very slowly on my first little bite From here on I had a galloping appetite. They say it was what I needed from the start To make me grow, and maybe make me smar~ Just a beautiful blackeyed pea Full of vitami~ y~m can't see. To market,~ to market, Pa's little yearling went And from him we l~-ned what vitamins meant.