The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 17, 1927 Page: 1 of 6
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THE RUSK CHEROKEEAN
WITH WHICH IS CONSOLIDATED THE PRESS-JOU RNAL
Originally Established February 27, 1850.
RUSK, CHEROKEE COUNTY, TEXAS. THUtSD W NOV 17. 1:1-7
WORKING FOR A GREATER RUSK AND A MORE PROSPEROUS CHEROKEE COUNTY
VOL. 9. No. 23
Apprecation OS Favors Rusk Indians Keep
Is Shown Both Ways. Up Their Winning.
The quick, effective and patri- J
otic response of the Jacksonville.
fire department during the recent
conflagration that threatened the
business section of Rusk, will ev-
er be remembered with sincerest
As a token of the appreciation
the Town Council Tof Rusk very
graciously and most freely voted
a'contribution of $100.00 to go to |
the funds of the department, and
in addition to this $75.00 more
was contributed, $25.00 by Wil-
liams, $25.00 by the Odom Dryj
Goods Company and $25 00 by j
Meredith &Parksand Geo. White. J
In response to this ex pression!
the Fire Cheif writes:
"The Rusk Cherokeean,
We extend our sincer3i
appreciation to the people of
Rusk for the donation to our Fire ;
The service that we rendered '
was without any thought of re-!
turns other than friendship.
We are glad to have been of
service to you and want you to 1
feel free to call upon us at any |
W. B. FRY,
Chief Jacksonville Fire
Peter DeYoung, former minis-
terial student in Rusk College,
but now located in Waco, was a
visitor in our cit.v the last of the
Rusk College Indians placed
themselves one step nearer the
championship by defeating T M.
C. 21 to 0, on Armistice Day.
The Indians outplayed the vis-
itors in most every stage of the
game, but were held from downs
three different times in the first
half when it looked like a touch-
down was certain.
Rusk secured a safety in the
first quarter, when Dan Heard
and "Poochie" Meirs, playing
tackles, rushed down the field un-
der a punt and tackled the T. M.
C. safety behind the goal line.
Rusk's second marker came as
a result of a 70-yard end run by
Bivins, who was afforded perfect
interference by his team mates.
In the second half T. M. C. re-
sorted to the aerial game, and
tried one pass after another, al-
though completing several were
not;able to advance the ball far
enough down the line to be dan-
gerous to the Indians before some
fleet footed "redskin" would grab
one of their passes and race back
up the the field.
The game was exciting through-
out and afforded many thrills for
The Indians are now setting
their heads toward Lon Morris,
on Thanksgiving Day, and are
preparing for what they expect to
be the hardest game of the seas-
on. It will bo played in Jackson-
ville instead of Rusk, as stated in
these columns last week.
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Mill Man Is Injured
By A Falling Log.
Cotton Belt "Jitney"
The application of the Cotton A, D. Bi rry, veteran and trusted
Belt Railroad for permission to employe < f the P. T. Butler mill,
discontinue its passenger service in this city> met with quite a ser_
on the Lufkin-Tyler branch, and 0us accident, last Friday morn-
submit therefor the service of the ing, but fortunately, the injuries
Nunnallee bus line, was set lor (jQ no(; seem to have been as ex-
hearing before the State Railroad
Commission, at Austin, Thurs
Change of Venuels
Granted in Killing.
.SSiisiHess Locat ion C linji£<'S„
tensive as first indicated.
| Together with other employes,
; Mr. Berry was engaged in mov-
ing some logs from a pile to the
saw carrier, when one of the huge
timbers got beyond control, and
rolled down, catching Mr. Berry
between it and some other logs.
He was caught across both legs
below the knees, ar d it was first
day, of last week
Both sides were there in force,
and ably represented. The Com-
pany had its president, vice pres-
ident, division superintendent and
counsel on the ground, while the
opponents of the proposition had
Senator I D. Fairchildof Lufkin,
and Representive H. I. Brown, | thought both members had been
of Cherokee, as their spokesmen, hopelessly crushed, but examina
backed up by delegations of rep-: £j0n and treatment have devel-
resentive citizens Iroin nearly ev-. oped that the bones were little, if
ery station along the line. j any impaired and none broken,
I he worst t>.at can be said of but the flesh and tendons were
the action or attitude of the rail severely bruised and lacerated,
road company in the premise, is The injured man wascarriedto
that it had its representatives go Dr. Moseley's office, for treat
before the chambers of commerce ment, after whit-h he wastakento
ol the towns, and get their en- his home and is reported that his
Several changes in the location
of Rusk busin ss houses are con
templated to take place about the
first of the year.
Parker Brothers' Variety Si ore,
now located on the East side, is
to move into the W. E. Sloan
Lufkin, Texas Nov. 14.—Earl
Dixon, charged with killing his
brother-in-law, Jim Havard, in
1921, after having been tried in
the courts of Angelina County I
three times and convicted each!, .... Tir
time, has been „■anted a change! g; ™
ot venue from Angelina County °ccup,ed by htova" 41 Wl"'am
to Cherokee County. !so"\ . .
The first trial here resulted in a 1 . leaning and pressing es-
sentence of twenty five years in j tablishment will move into the
the State Prison; the second time ! quarters now occupied by the W.
he got eighteen years, and the j G. Allen barber shop, which will
'vpnr«6 rll SentenCe/? ,to ! thereafter be located in the Sam
years lhe ense will be
fifteen years The ense will
tried in Cherokee County in Jan-
Installing New Founti
II ote I M an Here Prospecting
dorsements of the proposition be
fore it was fully undestohd, or at
least before the matter was pre-
sented to the people
We understand that the com
mercial bodies of Lufkin and Al-
to rescinded the action, Rusk
has not gone that far, but came
near it, and the fact that a pro-
test cigned by som thing like 350
of our best citizens was fowarded
the Railroad Commission shows
the preponderence of sentiment.
Its a big question and the Com.
mission is acting wisely in taking
time to investigate thoroughly
before rendering a decision. No
one can deny that it is a hardship
for the company to operate the
service at a loss, as it maintains
is the case, but on the other hand
the public, which really supports
and maintains the railroads, has
some rights, chief among which
is service. To take off the pass-
enger services, and the other fac-
ilities that go with it, and leave
the people at the mercy and lim-
ited facilities of a privately oper-
ated bus line is not right.
Hearing Sot for January 1(5.
At the recent hearing Chairman
Gilmore said that owing to the
bearing the decision in this case
will necessarily have upon the
Commission's polic r, he thought
it advisable to|postpone consider- j
condition is reported to be as fav-
orable as could be expected.
Singletary To Open
In A New Location
ation until a later date and afford
time for thorough investigation. !
This view "-as shared by Com
missioners Terrell and Smith and
January 16th. fixed as the date
for the hearing, to be held at A1
to, which is centrally located.
Representatives of the four big i
railway brotherhoods were also:
lined up at the hearing, against 1
the proposed abandonment, not
only in the interest of the twenty
live members of their organizat-
ions who will be thrown out of
employment, but to prevent the
adoption of a policy that would
doubtless result in many other
train service abandonments.
If this service is taken off, and
the public suffers inconvenience
and loss, it has no one to blame
but itself. It has insisted upon
withdrawing its patronage from
a common carrier that has many
thousands of dollars invested and,
pays a heavy tax in each county
through which it runs, and given
it to these non taxpaying. high-
way destroying road-hogs of bus
lines, that have no concern about
the convenince of the public. If
"Phenix like'' W. P. Singletary,
whose cafe and bakery was com-
pletely destroyed .by the fire of
6th. inst., is going to bring his
business forth from the ashes and
he is not goin~ to be long about
He has taken a lease on the
new two story brick building on
the North side, recently built by
E. B. Snelling, which he will fur-
nish throughout with new and
The lower floor will be fitted up
for the cafe, with both dining-
room and lunch counter facilites
second to none in East Texas.
The second lloor, which is al-
ready divided into rooms, admir-
ably adapted to the purpose, will
be furnished as a hotel, to be run
on the European plan, with steam
heat, hot and cold water and all
other modern appointments and
Most of the hotel furniture has
been received, and Mr. Singletary
is in Housto.i, selecting the cafe
He expects to open for business
I Saturday, November 26th.
To be in keeping with the rest
of its equipment and appoint-
ments the Odom Drug Company
is installing a new absoutely and
completely modern soda,fountain.
It is of the Liquid Carbonic Co.
make, sixteen feet long equipped
with every conceivable attach
ment and convenience, including
a 100 percent refrigerating frigid-
air attachment, positivelythe lat-
est thing out.
This new equipment not only
ads to the efficiency of the serv-
ice, but materially to the attract
iveness of the store.
S. R Williams of Hemphill, is
I here airain this week, investigat-
ing the Rusk Hotel situation with
a view to buying or leasing it, if
I he and the stockholders can come
I to terms
Mr. Williams is said to a splen
did citizen, as well as a very sue
cessful hotel man, and would be
an asset to the town
DEATH CLAIMS LITTLE
RUTH EARL HA 1 AWAY
Ruth Earl, the little five-
j year daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
| R. E. Hataway, died in Baylor
i Hospital Nov. 8, 1927. Had she
! lived 'till Jan. 4, 1928 she
would have been six years old.
I The little girl had suffered an
| attack of scarlet fever which was
Allen Hayne, the fourteen-year- billowed by an affection of the
Death Of Rusk Youth.
old son of Mr. and Mrs. J F.
Ray, died at the home of his par-
ents, a mile or so south [of town,
on the morning of the 8th. inst,
of cerebral abscees.
Funeral services conducted bv
Rev. W. J. Rushing, were held at
the residence Wednesday and the
remains interrec in the Rusk cem
etery by the Wallace Undertak-
vital organs of the head, with fat-
Funeral services, conducted by
Rev. W. J. Rushing, were held at
the family residence, Wednesday
afternoon; after which interment
was made in the local cemetery,
under the direction of the W. H
Wallace Undertaking Company
E. W. Jones, of Reklaw, was a
visitor in Rusk, yesterday.
The Practically Final
Season Cotton Report.
O B. Duddleston, the Special
Agent of tne U. S. Department of
Commerce, in his report dated j
November 1st,, shows that up to!
that dr.y there had been ginned
out of this year's crop, in Chero-
kee county, 22,278 bales of cotton
as compared with 25,568 bales up
to the corresponding date in 1926.
The decrease is far less than!
the average throughout the cot-
ton section, and with a ten per
cent decrease crop selling at near
double the price realized from the j
last year crop the people are in
far better shape.
Sheriff Tii Have Opposition.
Nacogdoches, Nov 12. County
politics for the 1918 campaign al-
ready have started warming up
here. Matt Spradley, brother of j
the famous John Spradley, sheriff ]
ill' of this county for 25 years,jhas
announced that he will make the I
For the announcement of the
New Model Ford
It Will Pay You
PARR1SH, FORREST & WILIJAMS
Authorized Ford Dealers
The Big Filling Station on the Corner
OPEN DAY AND MIGHT
race for the office now held by j
they get a monopoly of traffic you Sheriff T.G. Vaught. Mr. Vaught
may expect to the helpless sick has held the office six years and
and injured strapped to the run-
ning board and a corpse knocking
around with the baggage out on
will be candidate to succeed him-
self, having built up a wide rep-
utation in his fight on the boot-
FISH and OYSTERS
Our Fish and Oyster Department is r, a
open for the Season and you can get
just what you want any day and every
day until next Spring.
Orange Crush Bottling Co.
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Ward, H. O. The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 17, 1927, newspaper, November 17, 1927; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291333/m1/1/: accessed January 15, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.