The Alto Herald (Alto, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 22, 1940 Page: 1 of 8
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F. L. WEIMAR, EDITOR AND OWNER
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $1.50 PER YEAR
THE ALTO HERALD, ALTO, TEXAS, FIT ny 22. 1940
Jobs Open As
Census Apri! 1
Henry Adams, of Crockstt, Dis-
trict Supervisor of the Census,
Seventh District of Texas, states that
those who desire to apply for ap-
pointment as enumerators in the
Census beginning April 1, 1940, may
obtain application blanks at the Dis-
trict Headquarters Office, Crockett.
Applicants should secure fill out
and return such application blanks
by March 4, 1940. Blanks are now
being mailed to all persons who have
Mr. Adams will attend a school of
instruction in Dallas, beginning Feb-
ruary 26 and ending March 2nd.
Shortly after March 4th, those ap-
plicants who have been selected
'from written applications will be in-
structed by Mr. Adams in preparation
for the tests and examinations which
must be taken in order to qualify
for the position of enumerator.
Mr Adams states that he will not
*know the number of enumerators to
be employed in each county untu
after he has attended the school of
instruction in Dallas.
The duration of the Census field
work in the Agricultural and Popu-
lation Census beginning April 1. 1940,
will be approximately fifteen days in
the towns and cities and thirty days
in the country districts.
School Men WiH Hear
H. T. Brown
At Rusk Tonight.
Funeral services were held at Old
Palestine Church Sunday afternoon,
February 18. for William Parker ot
Linwood, who died Saturday Febru*
ary 17, the Rev. A. J. McCuistion,
officiating. Interment was made in
;13M-J?alestine Cemetery, the
management of it. K. Stribling,
Mr. Parker was born July 22, 189^,
and was 47 years of age at the time
of "his passing. He had been a resident
of this section for a long time and
had many friends and relatives who
were made sad by Ms departure.
Mr. Parlter is survived by his wite
and three children; two brothers and
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Shattuck went
to Kountze Sunday, February 18, to
attend the marriage of Mrs. Shat-
tuck's niece, Miss Lois Mounce, to Mr.
Charles Vanderburg of that city, the
wedding occurring at the Methodist
Church at six-thirty in the evening.
Miss Helen Shattuck of Alto was
maid of honor and the best man was
Thomas Miller of Woodville.
Mrs. Vanderburg is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. A! Mounce, former-
ly of this city, and is the grandaugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Mounce of
CALLED BY DEATH
WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 14.
A quiet and beautiful rites were
held at the home Thursday afternoon,
February 15, for Bart Gregg, prom-
inent retired farmer of Cherokee
county and a former Houston county
resident, who passed away at 4:20
Wednesday, February 14, in Nan
Travis Hospital at Jacksonville. The
Rev. Calloway, pastor of the Rusk
Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Interment was made in the Forest
Cemetery, under the direction of O.T.
Ailen, Funeral Director of Alto.
Mr. Gregg came to Cherokee
County forty-one years ago, and
was one of Brunswick's oldest cit-
izens, being 79 years of age at the
time of his passing.
Surviving him are his widow, six
daughters, Leota and Leona Gregg,
Mrs. H. G. Goff, Mrs. W. O. Wallace,
Mrs. Geo. Thomas of Alto, Mrs. Phil
Pounder of Mexia; two sisters, Mrs.
Nancy Womack and Mrs. Jennie
Lovelady of Weches; two brothers,
Sam Gregg of Weches, and Billy
Gregg of Crockett; and eleven
grandchildren, Elbert Lee, Billie,
Guy, Dale, H. G. and Virginia Goff,
Pauline, Sherline and Lucille Thomas
of Alto, Charles Phillip and Louise
Pounder of Mexia.
ALTO HIGH SENIORS
PRESENT NEGRO MINSTREL
FRIDAY. MARCH 2.
The Senior Ciass of Alto High
School will present "Denison's Miss-
issippi Minstrel" on Friday, March .
The characters will all be members of
the senior class.
Receipts will be given to Mr. Jim
Erwin to be applied on the new foot-
bail field. The Seniors are working
hard to raise money and do their part
towards the football field, and urge
everyone to attend this negro min-
Representative H. T. Brown o)
Jacksonville will be the principal
speaker before the Cherokee County
School Men's Club when that organ-
ization meets Thursday evening,
February 22, at 7:30 o'clock at Rusk,
it has been announced by W. A.
Mr. Brown's subject will be "Cur-
rent School Legislation." Mr. Brown
has been closely connected with
school legislation during his recent
term in the House of Representa-
tives, and always has been a leader
when matters pertaining to the
growth and development of the
schools are concerned. It is expected
that schoolmen from throughout the
county will avail themselves of the
opportunity of hearing the remarks
he has to make.
The program is being arranged by
a committee composed of Joel Ward
of Reklaw, chairman, and Gerald
Chapman of Rusk.
As District Judge
Former Alto Girl
Married At Kountze
The Herald is authorized to an.
nounce the candidacy of Judge C. E.
Brazil for re-election to the office of
District Judge of the second judicial
district, composed of the counties of
Nacogdoches, Cherokee and Angelina.
Judge Brazil is a native of Angelina
county. He received his education in
the rural schools, attended the Sam
Houston State Teachers coilege at
Huntsville, graduating there in 1913.
He taught in the rural schools for
several years, then attended the
University of Texas. After com-
pleting the law course of the uni-
versity, he enlisted in the army and
served for the period of the World
War. Th)en he began the active
practice of law in Lufkin.
Judge Brazil is married and has
two children. He is a member of the
Alto. Mrs. Vanderburg is well known
is a fnemoer ot me
m Alto where she has often v.s-ted Baptist church, a mason, a member
with her grandparents and other rei- ^ ^ American Legion, and active
attves who ltve here. Mr. Vanderburg
is one of the prominent business men
of Kountze,, and after a two weeks
wt-Ading trip to the Htles of the
Southwest, the young couple will
make their home in Kountze, where
they have a newly erected and fur-
nished residence waiting for them.
AREA VII F. F. A.
MET IN NACOGDOCHES
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17.
The meeting of Area VII Future
Farmers of America opened at 10:15
o'clock Saturday morning, February
17, at Nacogdoches. Thirty-seven
schools were represented at the meet-
ing, the purpose of wliich was to elect
or select, a representative to go to the
Fort Worth Fat Stock Show, March
6-8. Eley Yarborough of Nacogdo-
ches was elected to represent Area
VII. Eley's expenses, including trans-
portation, meals, and hotel bills will
The Executive Committee was
composed of one Vocational Agricul-
ture teacher and one F. F. A. boy
from each county. Mr. D. D. Harte
and Marion Goolsbee will represent
Cherokee County. Eley Yarborough,
Area President, of Nacogdoches will
also be on the committee. The duties
of this committee is to check the Lone
Star Farmer Applications, American
Farmer Degree applications and F. F.
A. Chapter Conducting application.
There will be four or five American
Farmer applications this year in
Area VII, according to Mr. R. A.
Shaw, Director of Area VII Vocation-
al Agriculture. There will be many
Lone Star Farmer applications in this
The Piney Woods Registered Seed
Association re-organized for 1940 and
sixteen schools agreed to grow reg-
istered Delta & Pine Land Cotton in
1940; twelve agreed to grow large
size corn, while eighteen agreed to
grow Texas Yellow or Goiden Po-
litic corn. The boys who grow these
seed can sell registered seed in 1941.
The Golden Polific seed cost the boys
$3.00 a bushei.
The meeting adjourned at 3:15 p
m., and the group went out to the Ex-
periment Farm to have a group pic-
ture made, and also secured their
Golden Polific corn seed at that tim?.
Those attending this meeting from
Alto were: Mr. Earl Cummings. Mar-
shall Townley and Harry Thornton.
Alto deserves the loyalty of all of
its citizens. When a community pro-
ject is underway, it is the duty of
everybody to lend a hand.
in all civic affairs of his county.
Prior to his elevation to the district
judgeship,^ttdgeBeatii practiced law
in Lufkin for a number of years. He
served as city attorney of Lufkin, was
elected county attorney of his hom*
county for three terms, then volun-
tarily retired to the private practice
of law. He is an excellent lawyer,
both by training and experience. He
is a fine and conscientious man, lives
and believes in a high standard of
morals, is industrious and a hard
worker. He is equipped with every
essential requisite to constitute an
ideal judge and he really makes one.
Since he has been district judge he
has made an enviable record, and is
considered one of the outstanding
trial judges of the state. His record
compares most favorably with that of
many of the older judges who have
served for long periods of time on the
bench. He is a tireless worker, a
diligent student of the law, and keeps
abreast of the decisions of our appel-
late courts. The higher courts ot
Texas recognize him as one of the
best and most impartial trial judges
of the state. He also enjoys the con-
fidence and respect of the members
of the bar who practice before him.
In conducting his courts he dis-
patches business, and is patient and
courteous to ali who come before
him. He is fair and impartial in his
rulings and decisions. He is not what
might be termed a "hard boiled"
judge, but is very human, and listens
patiently to the plea of the unfor-
tunate who may not be able to b&
represented by counsel. His control-
ling purpose is to see that justice
prevails in every case tried before
Judge Brazil said, "I believe a.
judge should be independent, fearless,
and courageous enough to follow the
iaw. Whatever justice we have in
this country is under the law. A
judge should have a thorough know-
ledge of the law, should have
breadth of vision, imagination, capa-
city for disinterested judgment, and
power to discover and suppress his
' A judge must be governed in a
iarge measure by precedent because
many property rights and especialiy
land titles rest upon court decisions
of our state 40 and so years ago. But
he should in the interpretation of the
iaw, wherever possible, construe and
give effect to it in the light of cur-
Judge Brazil expressed apprecia-
tion and gratitude to the people for
the confidence expressed in him in
the past. He is seeking re-election
Rusk March 4
County Court tvi convene for the
March tefm nn Monday, March 4th.
There are a number of both civii and
criminal cas^ which will be called
for triai. A v wili available for
parties de. ir.r.g a jury trial, the jury
panei for the nek being composed of
the foliowtng citizens:
W. C. Albiitton, Jacksonville.
J. E. Bartit , Aito.
R. E. Barron, Troup.
Fred Eze][. Jacksonville.
Riiey Feider. Aito.
Boone Todd, Rusk.
Jewel Gunter. Rusk.
Jim Maddc- Dialviile.
T. L. Gary Jacksonville.
Ras Mart: .Troup.
E. C. Bfeni-am, Troup.
Robert L. Hanks. Jacksonville.
E. E. Mayfietd, Troup.
Lenn Rici::rds. Rusk.
A. F. L.ir.;er, Jacksonville..
Foster Brewer, Troup.
R. L. Ba!! rd, Gaiiatin.
Lonnie Sp;vey, Rusk.
R. H. Che nut, Jacksonville.
Join American Legion
The American Legion is directly
responsible by reason of its legisla-
tive program for the many benefits
now paid to ex-service men and theit
widows and dependents. During 193M
nearly one miliion dollars was ex-
pended for ex-service men in Texas
and of this amount, there was ex-
pended in Cherokee county $14,577.
This is only a smali part of the good
that the Legion has done and is doing,
but unless you ex-service men join
Next Two Years
It is ordered by the Court that the
following named persons be and they
are hereby appointed Judges of Elec-
tion for the ensuing two years in their
respective precincts and that the per-
sons first named for each precinct
shall be the presiding Judge of Elec-
tions of said precinct:
Precinct No. 1.—W. H. Hanna, D.
and become a part of this great or- j H. Hudnall, W. F. Barrows, Pat Hol-
ganization, it can not help you or
those dependent upon you. There-
fore, men who were World War vet-
erans and hold an honorable dis-
charge, become a member and help
the Legion carry its fight on for you
and your dependents.
Dudley Lawson, Commander
Coleman Isgate Post 293.
Gets !n Race
Mr. Hen:' Adams, district super,
visor of cenyjs for the Seventh Con-
gressional District, was a visitor here
Mr. Adcti stated that he was very
much pleas i with the way the Alto
and south .Chorokee county citizen-
ship were co-operating with Mr.
Wattcrs -Singtetary in getting the
Industrial Census for the south enCt
of the cot y. and he very muct
reciatec this co-operation, as rt
this \)Unty a very favorable
** state and hationat
He stated further that
aimost one hundred per
eir reports, and hoped to
report a full census for
a very early date.
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quez C: .n)
int Oil and Gas Lease—
!ss et ux to Shell Oil Co.
J. M. Musquez Grant,
rank Musick et ux to Ar-
!k. 49.5 acres of the Isaac
ieorge Ruddle Surveys.
Deed—A. A. Bailey tc
)mith. Undivided l-4th in-
^2 acres of the J. M. Mus-
Deed—G. B. Waggoner
A. Bailey. Undivided 1-4
[79 acres of the J. M. Mus-
t)ecd—Hubert Braselton to
[tpson. Undivided 1-4 in-
167% acres of the Thos.
^ague and the J. M Mus-
.period of January 27 tu
[11, the Housekeeping Aid
Alto serviced forty-eight
d a pay roll for twenty-
yees and worked 1,163
time was spent in assist-
ing and it tructing the famiiies ser-
eneral house work, care
and small children (ar-
their furnishings, toys,
tudy), cooking (the prep-
the foods found in the
home ser iced in as many different
ways ^ yssible), washing, ironing
(thede'syd the don't along with a
reeonimf'wd method), sewing and
mendirC #teps in construction, cut-
ting and trending as needed by the
housed H simple home care of the
sick undctwturse's or doctor's instruc-
tions. t' "y improvement and con-
struction york (yard planning and
plant ^construction of simple
V'c ycty'Tie visitors any time.
upon ihc j ^cord he has made, and if
Austin, Feb. 22.—Tossing his hat
into the ring with an announcement
as a candidate for Governor of Texas,
Harry Hines, member of the Texas
Highway Commission for the past
five years, yesterday raised the cur-
tain on the 1940 gubernatorial con-
Hines, announcing that he would
later issue a platform and discuss
every issue pertinent to the cam-
paign in full detail, put himself on
record on several burning issues.
He pledged himself:
1. Against the sales tax, which he
termed a tax on poverty and opposed
to his understanding of the meaning
2. In favor of fulfillment of the
social security program, including
payment of adequate old age pen-
sions, and aid to dependent children,
needy blind, the State's part of tht
teachers' retirement program.
3. The raising of the additional
money needed to pay these obiiga-
tions by co-operative effort with the
legislators, spreading the cost with-
out "dealing a death blow to any one
Hines indicated he will be a con-
servative candidate, and declared ht
will not try to "out promise the
promisers," and promised to be &
"doer instead of a promiser."
"At no time need you expect Harry
Hines to piay upon ignorance or
emotion in an effort to bait voters, he
said. "If sound basic fundamental
of government as envisioned by our
forefathers based on honesty, in-
tegrity and economy is what our
citizens want then it is an insult to
their intelligence to promise them im-
practical, unsound, vote getting bait."
Precinct No. 2.—John Rogers, F. T.
Pegues, F. M. Inge, V. H. Holcomb.
Precinct No. 3.—W. C. Albritton,
Newell Barber. H. S. Mayfield, Mrs.
W. H. Bramlette.
Precinct No. 4.—B. H. Rankin,
M. Wade, Walter Wilburn, J. M.
Precinct No. 5.—F. M. Elder, Du-
Precinct No. 6.—J. B. Cleaver,
Precinct No. 7.—W. &. Shattuck,
Precinct No. 8.—T. R. Rozelle, E.
B. Bailey, Clint Sessions, L. L.
Precinct No. 9.—Will Langston,
Mrs. Gene Webb, Mrs. Will Braly.
Precinct No. 10.—T. J. Roach, W.
A. Bobbitt, W. H. Ferguson, Frank
Precinct No. 11.—J. Z. Reynolds,
Precinct No. 12.—W. J. Norman,
Precinct No. 13.—Miller Dial, E.
G. Williams, Horace Polk.
Precinct No. 14.—R. L. Keahey,
T. M. Sherman, H. G. Hatchett, Will
Precinct No. 15.—T. J. Skelton,
G. L. Newton, Earl Pledger, Sam
Precinct No. 16.—J. M. Grisham,
W. F. Rogers, C. B. Acker.
Precinct No. J7.—Garrett Ho!-
comb, Bascom Holcomb, Paul Roun-
saville, Fisher Harrison.
Precinct No. 18.—Charlie Nunn,
Bill Goodman, Mrs. Kate Davidson,
Mrs. Wiley Harris.
Precinct No. 19.—Henry Walker,
S. D. Tomlin.
Precinct No. 20.—O. K. Eilis, Joe
T. Darby, A. L. Gibson.
Precinct No. 21.—Sam Cole, L. W.
Precinct No. 22.—W. H. Garner,
Forrest Gullion, W. C. Thompson.
Precinct No. 23.—J. F. Devaney,
Precinct No. 24.—Novey McElroy,
A. P. Clem.
Precinct No. 25.—J. J. Reed, Eariey
Precinct No. 26.—Dan Childs, D. H.
Precinct No. 27.—S. H. Bowling,
Jim Sylvester, C. E. Brazier.
Precinct No. 28.—Carl Tillman, F.
Precinct No. 29.—W. H. Martin,
Precinct No. 30.—W. A. Shaw, R.
Precinct No. 31.—L. H. Jordan,
Precinct No. 32.—A. K. Dixon,
WSade Holman, Sam Boles.
PIE WALK SATURDAY—
TAKES OVER III SCHOOL
INN SERVICE STATION
Mary Ann Stribling wishes to ad-
vise the populace that the Pie Walk
being sponsored by the ninth graae
of the Alto High School will be held
next Saturday, February 24, at 2:30
p. m., in the city of Alto, Texas, on
main street. Said pie waik will be
hcid and proceeds given to the Ath-
letic Fieid Fund, regardless of
weather conditions^ If it's fair, it
will be held on the street, if it rains
it will be heid in a building—but
it will be held, so says Mary Ann,
Edward Bynurn has assumed man- that's that.
agemcnt of the Hi-Schooi Inn on the ' Then comes along Hunter Smith,
south end of highway 40, and is now ^ and he adds that the Alto School
dispensing gas, oil and candies to the . Band will be right there in full force
patrons of this section. ) and effect and piay tunes before.
Edward states that he will appre- during and after the Pie Walk is all
continued rt the service of the people ciate your patronage and assures you jOver. Its going to be fun foi evety-
his training and ex-
perience 8 tned on the bench, he will
put forth sis best efforts to make
them R capable and efficient
pubiic s'f ant.
of the very best service a service sta- I body, and also swell the funds of the
tion can give. You will always find I Athletic Field. Be there, whether
him ready and willing to serve your iyou want to Pie Waik or not, you
needs in gas and oil, and a complete can at least see the others "sweetly
line of package candies. t step out—or in." ^
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