The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, January 29, 1932 Page: 1 of 8
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WITH WHICH IS CONSOLIDATED THE PRESS-JOURNAL
WORKING FOR A GREATER RUSK AND A MORE PROSi'EROU S CHEROKEE COUM V
ally Established February 27, 1850.
RUSK, CHEROKEE COUNTY TEXAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 1932.
VOLUME 13—NUMBER 30
USK SCOUTS TO OBSERVE ANNIVERSARY WEEK
Cherokee Co. Medical Ass n.
Met At Kiwanis Room Mon.
Cherokee county Medical Society
members and it's visitors met here
Tuesday night with Drs. R. C. Priest,
Ti'os. 'H. Cobble and E. M, Moseley
lit the Kiwanis club raom in the Deck-
aid Cafe! where a very splendid time
was enjoyed by the assembly.
The members of the association
present other than the entertaining
Drs. L. L. Travis, R. T. Travis, F.
A. Fuller, Jno. B. McDougal and W.
II. Screy of Jacksonville; I)r, McDon-
ald, Alto; Dr. Evans of Fastrill; Drs.
Thomas, Perkins, Shaw and Smith of
the Rusk State Hospital of this place.
The visitors to this assembly were:
Drs. Crosthwaite and Jenkins of
Waco; Miss Francis Cobble, Mrs( E.
R. Gregg and Mrs. W. W. Finley of
The visitors were also on the en-
tertainment program with Drs. Jen-
kin:- and Crosthwaite giving lectures
and using lantern slides to make more
clearly and to impress the subjects of
the lectures which were very inspir-
ational and helpful to the entire body
of the association in attendance. Miss
Francis very cleverly gave a reading
and Mrs. E. R. Gregg a violin solo
accompanied on the piano by Mrs. W.
W. Finley, theso numbers were im-
mensely enjoyed by all.
Election of officers for the year
'32 was also one of the business af-
fairs of the association thnt was act-
e j upon at this meeting. The officers
elected were as follows:
Dr. A. M. McDonald, Alto Presi-
dent; Lawrence Smith, Rusk Vice-
President ;Thos. H. Cobble, Secretary-
treasurer; Drs. R. C. Priest, 1 3
F nsey of Forest and Jno. B. Me
a ugal of Jacksonville compose the
Censor Committee. Those on the pub-
lic Health and Legislation commmittee
are: Drs. E. M.Moseley and C. A.
Shaw of Rusk and Dr. VV. H. Sorcy
of Jacksonville. Dr. J. M. Travis is
delegate for the association but was
unable to attend this last meeting.
The association is creating mote
and more enthusiasm at every meet
and between intervals and the offic-
ials made the statement in an inter-
view this week that very prominent
ilnctors from, over the State will be
guests of the association at intervals
during this, the new year, and will
give lcctures on varied subjects that
will be interesting, educational and
effective to all who attend the asso-
GIRLS OF RUSK HIGH
At a meeting of the Interscholastic
League Committee Saturday evening
January 23, five schools were ruled
ineligible for girls basketball. Th-j>
were namely: Dialville, Wells, Lin-
wood, Tecula. The season tournament
was held January 18, and the Rusk
girls were defeated in a close game
with Dialville by one point. Rusk
girls are expected to make a favor-
able showing against Atoy girls. Eli-
minations have been made in the Jack-
sonville district and Alto is the only
remaining opponent in the Alto and
The exact date for the semi-finals j
is not definitely known, but wjll pro- j
bably be played Friday night.
As for communism, we are not hnlf
so fearful that the Reds will be in our
cities as that our cities will be in the
A M. VINING FOR RE-ELECTiON
10 DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE
A. M. Vining is seeking a re-elec-
tion to the office of District Clerk,
which he has so ably filled in the past.
This or no other county, ever had
a more efficient, accommodating and
affable official. He is always on the
job and it is being attended to with
care and consideration of the rights
of all whose interests are involved. He
is obliging to the extent of doing the
things not exacted or expected, to
render satisfactory se /ice, while no
one ever had a bette friend than ho
proves to be to thoS who come to
knew him, and when he conferes a
favor it is without the blare or trump
He is just Ab Vining and no one
I would want him to be any thing other
than just what he is.
If he is elected you know just what
I to expect. His past record speaks for
! if. self and it speaks enough.
An enthusiastic group of thirty-
three representatives from the differ-
ent Parent-Teachers. Association in
this county met at the Court Housj
in Rusk Jan. 23 for the purpose of
organizing a county council. Mrs.
Rcbbins of Athens, who is P. T. A.
District President, was in charge of
the meeting. After a thorough dis-
cussion of the opportunities open to
an active county council the necessary
officers were elected as follows:
President, Mrs. Larue Cox of Jack-
Vice-president, Mrs. Wm. A. Tra.a-
tham of Alto.
Secretary, Mrs. A. M. Jordon of
Publicity Chairman, Mrs. A .TJ.
Danheim of Grange Hall School.
Upon the invitation of the Rusk P. T.
A. the council voted to hold its first
all day session at Rusk. March 5th.
This organisation hopes to accomplish
some lasting good for Cherokee
county and will possibly hove as ore
of its objectives a county health pro-
gram. An inspiring talk was given on
this subject by Miss Nickerson ::f the
State Health Department. It is to be
hoped that each Parent Teacher As-
sociation in the county will take an ac
tive part in this very vital part of
the work —Mrs:. A. E. Danheim.
Possibilities In Tobacco Growing
For County Being Considered
GROWING IN INTEREST
There were only six absent at the
Kiwanis club last Friday and it was
revealed that each one absent had a
good reason. The programs, planned
by Dr. T. H. Cobble, are interesting, j
Special effort is being made this week I
to have every member present who ;
can possibly be there. Clay Bingham,!
who has the responsibility of seeing'
(hat each member is reminded is work-
ing very earnestly through what he i
calls some real live assistants. Today'
on the program will appear Francis1
I-Iarrison whase voice in song is prov-
ing to be in keeping' with his football
career. Also Miss Sue Edison, a mem-:
her of the Rusk Choral Club will
sing. Mrs. W. W. Finley has been j
unanimously elected as1 the Kiwanis i
Pianist for another year. The presi-
dent, Major Kerr, is untiring in his
efforts to make this year a banner
year for this live wide awake organi-
Mrs. Nary Elizabeth Guinn Dies
At Her Home Last Saturday
Raymondville is to have a hew
It will be worth all it costs if it
people that Easy and Wall
It will be
y teaches peop
V aren't the sa
like to have this
A Wrist Watch
is this Diamond Ring
as model No. 50.
Any way you look
at it, it is a sure WIN*
NER! The cabinet is
size, done in mahog- '
for. The design is one you
will surelv like..
See pate 8 in this paper
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Guinn nee
Mary Elizabeth Clay was born Jan.
30, 1874 near Henderson Texas.
She joined the Presbyterian church
when a child. She was married to
•Philleo Guinn May 19,1895. To this
union six children were born, wit a
live surviving as follows: Frazer P..
Mrs. Kate E. Stovall, Melba C., Henry
H. and Joe H. and also she is surviv.
ed by her father T. J. Clay of Snyder
Texas and two brothers J. T.; W. P.
Clay both of Snyder and two grand
children Larry Cobble Guinn and
Billy Holcomb Guinn. Two stepchild-
ren, Mrs. Bessie Monkress of Wichi-
ta Falls and Tom Guinn of San An-
tonio Texas. Her step mother raised
her and was a true mother.
Four years ago she united with the
Methodist church. She passed away at
8 A. M. Jan., 23, 1932.
She was patient, kind, ioveable,
faithful and Christ like in spirit, she
was an excellent mother. She was a
christain from chilhood. A great
crowd attended the funetal services
conducted at the Methodist church by
her pastor Rev. Jackson. The choir
of the church sang. Eldridge Gregg
was requested by the family to sing
"Rock of Ages." Interment was made
in the Cedar Hill Cemetery. The Wal-
lace Undertaking company having
charge of the body. The unusually
large floral offering was one of
PALESTINE YOUTH PLEADS
GUILTY TO BANK HOLDUP
Palestine, Jan, 97—Howard Win-
gate, 22 pleaded guilty in district
court Tuesday afternoon to a charge j
o 1 robbery by assult of C. L. Hu4'-
srnith, president of the First Nation-'
al Bank of Palestine on last Novem-
ber 18. He accepted a sentence of 5
years in state prison.
Indictments are pending against
Wingate for cinspiracy to rob the j
bank in the same transaction and
for robbery with fire arms of the ;
bank on March 28, 1931. Attorneys
: aid it had been agrbed to dismiss
the remaining charges.
The plea of guilty was entered
during a recess period in the trial
of Porter Cooper, former cashier of,
the First National Bank, who went
on trial Tuesday on charges of fel-
ony theft of .$8427 from the bank on
last November 18. Shortly after the
jury had been completed, Wingate
was brought into the courtroom and
allowed to enter his plea.
A written confession by Wingate
in which Cooper is accused in a con-
spiracy to rob the hank in November j
was read in court. Wingate is expec- j
ted to be the states star witness in
Cooper pleaded not guilty.
TEXAS THEATRE OFFERS
ANNOUNCING IN CHEROKEEAN
AS CANDIDATE FDR CO. JUDGE
In making my announcement to |
the public a second time I have no I
apology to off-::- and no excuse to
it' ler; therefore, again, I solicit
y >ur vote and influence in behalf of j
my candidacy for the office of County j
I cannot say, "Against me nought!
has been said," for that would be an '
acknowledgement on my part that I
had failed to even attract notice in
my efforts to thwart the combined J
political greed beseiginv the crumb-!
ling fortress of a free American Re-
public planted by men and women
who desired that their posterity'
should enjoy ejual rights with their'
fcllowmen, and that none should be ;
denied he fruits of their labor.
Tu friend', a- well as to foe, I j
Recently this publication ran an
article about the possibilitis of tobac-
co growing in East Texas and the ar-
ticle that recently appeared was par-
taining to the San Augustine section.
Following is an article taken from
the Jacksonville Progress which
points out action being taken in the
Jacksonville district on the growing of
Prospects for a tobacco deal are
looming in the Jacksonville section,
investigation having been started coii-
cering the growing characteristics,
with considerable interest manifested
by local farmers.
It is pointed out by chamber of
commerce officials that several farm-
ers have grown tobacco on a sma.l
scale during the past few years, and
it appears possible to produce a very
fine variety of tobacco in this sec-
tion. Two varieties, known as cigar
wrapper and cigarette tobaccos, have
been found to grow well, it is said.
Climate, soil and curing all havo
much to do with the production of
tobacco, and since such little experi
menting has been carried on here it is
not possible to tell just what the
quality of the tobacco this county
The Chamber of Commerce is
ordering a quantity of seed, how-
ever, which will be planted in a cold
frame at the Darby Plant Farm, near
Jacksonville. Farmers may cbta'.n
these plants, when they are ready,
by calling at the Chamber offices
and leaving their names. No charge'
will he made. With one year of ex-
perimentation, the possibilities of a
tobacco crop should be known here
Mrs. Louisa Rozana Bifiicp Die:, At
Home Of Her Snn Here Monday
Speaking of bargains it looks like :
the Texas Theatre is giving them j
about every night in the week. Look
Over this list of special days and take
advantage of the fine pictures the j
Texas is showing. Monday is mer-
chants club day. Tuesday is Dresses-
ware nite and each lady attending
this Theatre on this nite is given a
beautiful piece of pyroloid dresser-
ware. Friday is family nite, the entire
family admitted for the price of on"
Saturday the Theatre shows two p "
tures for the price of one.
LARGE CROWDS AT TEXAS
Politically speaking, if the war
didn't make this country safe for
Democracy, the depression and the
The nearest thing to prepetual
motion) is the way the appetite keeps
up with the income.
The new Texas Theatre continued
to draw the crowds this week. Wed-
nesday evening a Tiny Tot Revue
was staged by E, L. Satterwhite with
about thirty children appearing on
the stage. Mr. Satterwhite. stated
that it was hard for the judges to
announce the winners due to the fact
that all of the children were unusually
The Theatre as usual offered a
very appropriate program, the fea-
ture picture being Mark Twains im-
mortal "Tom Sawyer."
A few years ago the whole world
was yelling "H. C. of L." Today half
is howling "S. O. S." and the other
half, "C. O. D."
contend :.ow and shall forever con-
tend fo>- th interest oi the masses j
as agaivst the special privileges of1
No, I am not perfect and T wou'd
not, have you think so. It has always
been true that the shortcomings of
those who stand for the right in poli-
tics are nagnifie 1 by combinations of,
graft and greed, .ad there is nothing'
so low and slimy hut through it they
crawl to accomplish their insatiable
1 cannot boast of the kind of edu- j
cation and influences that money will
buy. We need men in office today ,
who hold sacred the inheritance of j
that Democratic principle that. "All
men are created equal; equal rights |
to all and special privileges to none." j
men whoxknow not defeat.
Under the law. Cherokee ce.un'.y
is required to provide for a county
auditor who shall have supervision
of receipts and disbursements of the
county funds, and make quarterly re-
ports of same. This should be done.
The people are entitled to this infor-
mation, and if I am elected they shall
The burden of feeding people while
they serve fir.es in jail should be re-
moved by putting them out on the
county farm where they can earn
their "living and at the same time pay
the fines and let the county realize
something in way of profit instead
of expense for the benefit of a few.
I do not promise to donate my
salary if elected, but will give my
time and talent td the duties of that
office for whatever it pays, and
guarantee that, H will not be control-
led by any combinaion of commercial j
orgnniznions, and that, disappoint-j
ment shall greet bond promoters.
Born and reared in Cherokee
county. Taught school four years in
the rural district; admitted to the
bar to practice law in all the courts
of the State of Texas in 1918. Stu-
dent, of hard knocks and varied ex-
periences; an enemy of hypocrisy and
political rottenness. Your vote and in-
fluence highly appreciated.
D L HARRY
Mrs. Louisa Rozana Bishop, age 55
years, 5 days died at the home of he.'
sen, David Bishop, near the Rusk
State Hospital Monday. Mrs. Bishop
v.-.t; born September 25th, 1777.
We did not know this mother and
companion arfl we understand that
Mr and Mrs. Rishop had recently
' loved h re to live with their son.
David B; hop and that th" mother
v.v. • just beginning to become known
i' i few of the residen's of this city.
Fho leaves h«r hesband, P. D. Bish-
op, three sons. T neRov, W. L. and
David and one daughter, Mrs. Lucy
The body was la'd to res^ in the
Coffeeville cemetery in ITpsher count\
Texas. Wa'l.ace Undertaking company
preparing the body.
February 7-13 will be nationally
observed as Boy Scout Week, celebra-
ting the 22nd anniversary of the
founding of the Boy Scouts of Am-
erica. Rusk scout leaders are anti-
cipating the cooperation of every
Rusk citizen in making this week of
activities a success. Scouts will be in
uniform druing the entire week, readv
to do good turns. It is hoped that the
churches, schools and the general
public will call upon them for any
services which they can render.
The week's schedule is as follows:
February 7, Scout Sunday.
Services will be Ijeld at the Presby-
terian chuch, Sunday evening, 7 p. m
The principal address will be given
by Rev. John A. Williams, pastor of
the Baptist church.The scouts will at-
tend in a body. Al! congregations of
the city will worship with them in
February 8, Monday, Anniversary
Day and School Day.
A ,-cout demonstration c)f First
Aid at the Hith School, time to be
anrourced. The evening program be-
ginning at 7 p, m. will include a
Court of Honor and an anniversary
addreso bv Rev. Porter Bailes of Ty
ler. Every Rusk citizen interested in
the men of tomorrow is invited to be
present. The place of this assembly
will be. announced later.
February 10, Wedneday, Internation-
Seo'it.s will give a playlet, Wash-
ington Boy Scout, at the Method is,
church, 7 p. m. Following this will be
an address by Hon. B, B. Perkins on
World Brotherhood a Potential Fir -
tor in World Peace.
February 11. Thursday, Home Day.
Sccrf? will do good turns in the
home. The emphasis of this day's ac-
tivities will be on parent cooperation
with the scout in his home.
February 12, Friday, Mobilization
Dav and Citizen's Day.
Scouts will mobilize in formal pub
lie demonstration. In the evening the
scout mothers will entertain with a
banquet at th" Bapt'-t church.
Throughout 'he week an attractive
s-out oxhibit will be or display at
the Bohn Francis Shop.
James Halbert Dies At Okiand
Op Sunday January 24th
"OVER THE HILL", one of the
most outstanding achievements of
the silent screen makes a triumphant,
return as a talking picture with
James Dunn, Salley E''- rs and Mae
Marsh in the leading roles.
Heart throbs mingled with laughter
would probably be a good way to
describe this attraction. After seeing
this lovely picture, you'll talk about
it and think about it for months.
You'll see it at the Astor Saturday
night at 11 P- m., Sunday and Mon-
day. You will regret missing "OVER
James Halbert was born July 15th
1861 in Angelina county near Old
Homer. At the age of about four-
years he moved with his parents tu
H II county where he resided until
about IS years of age afterward
coming to Cherokee county making
th's his home until his death Jan. 24
He professed faith >n Chriat in
18S9 and joined the Baptist hurch
In 1879 he was married to Temp:e
Tj. Johnson. T> :his union was born
six children, f.w boys and two girls.
Mrs. Lizee Phillips, Mrs. Lillie Philips
n Wil'ism Halbert,
. iTnlhi i t Asberry Halbert
i-l Jessie Halbert.
On December 22 1898 he was mar-
• i,.(i t,. Vi,.h Phillips and to this un
inn wes born three children. Mr'.
' >• Ws'w. Bonnie and Mon-
nie Halbert. He has thirty grand
children ard =ix great grand child-
He ic survived by his companion
•>!>=. Viola Halbert.
Astor Theatre In stall i n ° Nfvv
Sound Equipment In Booth
Mr, H. C. Houston, owner and
manager of the Astor Theatre has
iust placed an order with R. C. A.
Photophone Inc. for installation of
their sound equipment in the Astor at
an early date.
This type of equipment is known
as being the best and was reccntiv
purchased by the State of Texas far
use in each of the State Institutions
The Astor has always presented the
best pictures available and Mr. Hons
tor stated the Astor will continue
this policy with the best sound avail-
TROUP GiRL IS SERIOUSLY
HURT IN KEROSENE BLAST
HEALTH EXAMINER VISITED
A state health inspector visited the
High School this week. Her principa
work was done among the grammar
school children, examining teeth,
tonsils and seeing to other defects.
This annual examination is of great
benefit to the students and commun-
ity at large.
Explosion of kerosene oil being
poured into a wood stove resulted in
prebotly fatal burns to Miss Millie
Mae Pond, 19, of Troup. The acci-
dent oecured at a small cafe located
between Arp and Wright City.
Miss Pond, who was employed as
a waitress at the cafe, was standing
near the stove when a cook poured
oil into it, according to reports. The
explosion enveloped Miss Pond in
flames, setting fire to her clothing.
What a strange land, to pension
| the woman who discards a good pro-
vider and do nothing for the woman
: who can't get one.
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Ward, Pearl L. The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, January 29, 1932, newspaper, January 29, 1932; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291524/m1/1/: accessed January 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.