The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, January 29, 1932 Page: 2 of 8
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If SEATTLE BJUHC CASHIER
! THE FINANCIAL GENIUS
OP THE REVOLUTION
*/ pcilt Card* Ramoved, Says Em-
bezzler When Brought Up
Seattle.—By the simple expedient of
removing savings deposit cards Horace
Greeley Phillips, former assistant
cashier of the Asburn National bank,
evaded for five years detection of seri-
ous shortages In his accounts.
His method of covering up defalca-
tions amounting to $6,000 was revealed
in Federal court when Phillips ap-
peared for sentence on a charge of em-
bezzlement to which he pleaded guilty
Such a strong plea was made for
leniency, however, that Judge J. Neter-
er directed Federal Probation Offi-
cer Adrian B. Miller to investigate the
circumstances. Sentence was put over.
So successful was Phillips' system.
Assistant United States Attorney Jef-
frey lieiman said, that examiners did
not discover the shortage until a sav-
ings depositor whose card had been
removed made demand for his money.
The cards were found in Phillips'
Through his attorney, Paul D. Coles,
Phillips admitted his peculations be-
gan when he was a teller.
"Money had been missing at vari-
ous times In the bank and several em-
ployees under suspicion were dis-
charged," Coles said. "One day Phillips
discovered that he was $100 short
Some one else had taken the money,
but he was afraid to report it for fear
he would be blamed. So he removed
a savings deposit card to make his
A few months later, Coles stated,
Phillips took $120 himself and cov-
ered it up in the same manner. From
then on he used the system for his
own benefit. After he was found out
Phillips, the court wa6 told, made
partial restitution, turning his home
and other property over to the bank.
"This man cannot suffer more for
his misdeeds than he has already,"
Coles declared In asking for a sus-
Paris Seeks to Avoid
Ravages From Seine
Paris.—The Paris council general of
the Seir.e will shortly ask for 10,000,-
000 frar;es to supplement existing ap-
propriations for the protection of
Paris anil its suburbs from the fre-
quent rising of the Seine.
Judging future floods by past per-
formances, M. Lenarchand indicated
that Paris has a real flood every 11
years and an Important rise in the riv-
er about every three years.
The city council has drawn up a
plan which when completed will make
the valleys of the Seine and Marne
near Paris safe from sudden floods.
Reservoirs will be built letting in
the overflowing water; new buildings
along the qua! which have cellars be-
low the Seine will be rigorously in-
spected and constructions In zones
which are not considered safe will be
It is suggested that the Pont de
L"Alma be rebuilt, especially the sub-
structure from which floods always es-
cape in bad weather. Near Notre
Oiime dredgers will begin making ths
Seine deeper and the current faster,
although at other places in the sub-
urbs the river will be widened.
Brest to Heap Honor
on American Navy
Brest, France.—Officials of this port
have sent invitations to Gen. John J.
Pershing. Ambassador Walter Edge
and officials of the Navy department
In Washington to attend the dedica-
tion July 4, 1931, of the great granite
memorial to the United States navy's
heroism in the World war.
The naval memorial is being erect-
ed in the Cours d'Ajot. It will com-
memorate the gallantry of the men of
the United States navy.
It is expected that part of the Amer-
ican fleet in European waters will
steam Into the roads for the ceremony.
The memorial is a granite tower 135
feet, high, resembling a lighthouse.
The design was approved by the Amer-
ican battle monuments commission. At
the summit an electric lantern which
will be seen many miles at sea will be
erueted. A public garden will sur-
round the shaft. The cost is estimat-
ed at $125,000.
Two American Flyers
Are Honored by Spain
Paris.—Two Americans, Paul Rock-
well of Atlanta. Oa., and Paris, and
Lansing C. Holden, architect of New
York, are among the first recipients of
a new medal created by the Spanish
government, the mediil of Moroccan
peace, to reward unusual service to
Spain during the war in the Riff.
Rockwell and Holden, captains in the
Moroccan air service in the French
zone, flew to a Spanish aerodrome near
Tetouan in 1 925 and took part In sev-
j George Washington would pro-
bably rebuke the country if it cele-
brated the 200th anniversary of hie
birth without at least some mention
of the man who financed the Revolu-
tion and upon whom Washin.^tor. at
times, leaned hardest of all. Th:s
man was Robert Morris, who was
born on January 31, 173-1.
At the age of fourteen, we ore in- I
formed by the United States Georp?
Washington Bicentennial Commissior i
Morx-is emigrated from Liverpool, his
birthplace, to join his father who had
settled at Oxford, Maryland, whcio
the elder Morris actcd a American
agent for a large firm cf L:verpoo!
tobacco merchants. The father was
killed in an accident when yourig Mor-
ris was seventeen, but before the el-
der? death, Robert had found a job
in the counting room of a mercantile
house in Philadelphia. There his busi-
ness ability soon showed itself to such
advantage that he became a member!
of the firm. From then on he steadily ;
added to his fortune until he became
one of the richest men of his tirve |
But money was not the sole interest
of Morris. He early joined the move-
ment against England, and \va-
among the first to resist the Stamp
Act. Also, he was a signer of the first
non-importation agreement and later
was made warden of the Port of Phil-
When the Revolution opened, Mor-
ris was forty-one years old, in t'.e
prime of his mental and physical vig-
| or, and he threw himself into every
important enterprise except military.
In 1775 and 1776 he was vice-presi-
dent of the Pennsylvania committee
of safety. From 1775 to 1778 he was
a member of the Continental Congress
and so was a signer of the Declara.
tion of Independence. In 1778 he re-
tired from congress, only to devot''
his tireless energies to the Pennsyi
vania State Legislature, of which he
was a member.
But his greatest, his outstanding
and most gratefully received, public
service was his financing of the Wp.r
of Independence. The embattled state
turned to.this financial genius to
manage their fiscal affairs, but even
more they relied on his bursting ar.d
open purse for the sinews of war.
General Washington agonies of
mind over the problems of financing |
his army las' -1 throughout the Revo-
lutionary War. At best they were nl- j
ways a worry, and at times the worry J
became acute distress. One of these
| financial crises came when he found J
I it absolutely imperative to strike for j
the victory at Trenton, to revive pub- i
' lie spirit, which then was at a very j
In order to keep his unpaid men j
with him for the attack, the General j
was forced to take the extreme risk i
of oromising them a bounty of ten |
dollars per man. He then addressed 1
j to his friend, Robert Morris, a plea
! for $50,000 with which to make his
promise good. The next day he re-
ceived the money. Morris had strip-1
ped himself of his own ready funds I
and had borrowed the remainder from j
wealthy Quaker friends in Philade.- j
phia. Recipt of this money in the nick i
cf time furnished one of the ccca- j
sions when the supposedly frigid |
Washington was shaken with emotion, j
It was of such stuff that the win- '
J ners of the Revolution were formed, j
j and Robert Morris was among the
I best of them. Not to think of him in
tins bicentennial year would be an
| affront to Washington himself.
When the Federal Government
came into being in 1789, Morris most
likely could have had the Secretary-
ship of the Treasury. Instead he urg-
ed the appointment bf Alexander
Hamilton. Throughout the Revolu- j
tion, and before, he had served in va- j
riou^ key capacities In the Continen-
tal Congress. In 1781 the congress
chose him to be its Superintendent |
of Finance, a post that might be re-1
garded as the precursor of that as
Secretary of the Treasury. Robert
Morris became one of the first United |
States Senators from Pennsylvania.
He was buried in Christ Church
Yard in Philadelphia, without honors,
an has never since been accorded the
honor due him.
SLASHES GROCERY BILLS
China Makes Check on
United States Tariff
Shanghai.—An Invstigntlon is be-
ing conducted by the ministry of in-
dustry, commerce and labor to ascer-
tain how much China's exports have
been affected by the new United States
Government officials and merchants
•re to meet soon to discuss the
rtwiUillty of negotiation with i!as
Ai.oerfcan government for recipreczi
With a family of five to feed wi'h
gTocery bills running between $50
and $60 per month, and with only
one container of food on hand, Mrs.
M. M. Eakin of Chilton Falls* county,
planted a garden last April that res-
ponded to her hustling by cutting the
grocery bill to $30 per month. She I
cannfd 420 containers of food from
it and organized a 4-H pantry that
provide workable menues for every j
day.oven wash day. She is one of I
422 Fall- county home demonstration
club women who had spring gardens, j
Of this number 210 reported fall gar- j
dens also. I
Each advertisement in this newspaper
was written to remind you of some fact—
Well here are some facts, about our busi-
ness, and we believe it's only fair to
ourselves that we advertise these little
because we have
invested our money
in Rusk and want your patronage,
we not only want it but hope that
the following facts may movj
clearly point out that perhaps
we deserve it by giving you a bet -
ter bargain in our business than
ary other Theatre in Cherokee
1. The Texas theatre is the only
Theatre in Cherokee county built
for talking or sounij pictures.
2. The Texas has Western Electric
sound system—the same "Vita-
phone" or sound reproduction
used by the largest and finest
theatres in the world.
Note: We pay more just to keep
this equipment serviced so that
the sound will be perfect than we
3. Sound at the Texas comes from
the film itself and not from discs
records such as a victrola uses.
Metal needles on such discs give
a tin-panny sound and often
jump out of the grooves so that
the nuuic or talking is out of tune
with the film.
Note: Ask to inspect our opera-
tors booth and we will demon-
strate the fact.
The Texas is the only Theatre
in Rusk ivith Sound-on-Film
4. The Texas Theatre has the
largest and most expensive sound
screen in Cherokee county.
5. The Texas is the only Theatre
in Rusk using carbon to give light
on the screen. It costs us about
fifteen dollars per month more
to do this.
6. The Texas is the only Theatre in
Rusk with a ladies rest room.
7. No other Theatre in Rusk has
asile lights so that you can see be-
fore you are seated.
8. The Texas is the only Theatre in
Rusk with a fountain furnishing
drinking water for patrons.
9. The Texas has more floor slope
and better sight line to the screen.
10. There is more leg room he
tween each row of our seats. (Wc
could have crowded in a few moie
rows of seats but your comfort is
more important to us.)
11. -The Texas is the only Theatre
in Cherokee county with uphols-
tered seat backs.
12. The Texas is the only Theatre
in Rusk with a telephone for the
convenience of the patrons.
The Texas is the only Theatre
in Rusk showing the 1932 pictures
released by the following produ-
cers of fine pictures: Paramount,
R. K. O., Warner Bros., First Na-
tional, Universal and Monogram.
For all of the above advantages
You Pay No More—
Our Prices Only lOc and 25c
Lest You Forget: Before the Texas came to
Rusk theatre admissions were 15c and 35c;
and sometimes 15c and 4-Oc.
COllipdrC • And we will rest our case
on the good judgment of the intelligent people
of this community. •
LIVING STANDARDS RAISED AT
Cleburne—A' total of 20J farms
living rooms in Johnson county were
improved in 1981 as an outgrowth
of the work of nine demonstrators
who made extensvie improvement.-
under the guidance of Miss Ora Sloan
home demonstrtion agent. Most of the
improvements were those brought
about by the expenditure of very
little money, as the record shows that
a total of only $155.58 was spent.
The chief changes made were tha
improvements of light and ventilation
papering and painting walls, imply-
ing floors and woodwork, screening,
and refinishing furniture.
Other home demonstration work in
:he county resulted in the canning of
a six months supply of food by 287
ceoperators who followed the lead
of 11 4-H pantry demonstrators and
th?i be.iutification of 302 frrm yard?
by planting trees, shrubs, lawns, im-
pioving or removing fences, building
trellises, and laying stone walks.
ADHESIVE GLASSES WORN
UNDER LIDS ARE NEW
Vienna, Jan. 23.—Women will no
i longer have to ruin their eyes to
j save their beauty. Viennese Scien-
tists say spectacles for men and wo-
men are horrid contraptions of the
middle ages. They have perfected in-
visible "adhesive glasses" worn under
the eyelids right over the eye itself.
The inventory is the farmous op-
tomologist Prof. Ludwig Heine. Ad.
hesive or contact glasses, he says arc
extremely fine glass dwes with a curve
radius from 5 to 11 millimeters,
which are fitted by special and fine
instruments to the eye3. Near
longsightedness up to 20 diopters
may be corrected by them and astig-
matism disappears mostly automati-
cally, as the curvature of the glos*
disc is more exact than iiiat of the
eye itself, Prof. Heine adds.
The adhesive glasse have many
advantages over spectacles. The discs
worn under the1 eyelids are more phy-
siological, better fitted than ordinary
eyeglasses which improves the ac:: V
of vision. The field of vision is en-
larged. because the adhesive glasses
moves with the eye. Furthermore,
since the discs are continually warm
and moist there is no annoying steam-
ing of glasses.
The adhesive glass is no hindrance
in swimming and other sports as are
eyeglasses. Experience has shown in
eases of accident the adhesive glass-
es are safer than regular eyeglasses
with regard to injury. No injuries
have as yet been observed not even
in cases where the discs were broken
by the impact to the eye.
One disadvantage is pointed out*.
They are rather expensive for the
EXPRESSION OF APPRECIATION
To each and every one, who were
so kind to us in our recent bereave-
ment and for your sympathy and the
beautiful floral offerings, we extern*
our heartfelt appreciation.
Mr and Mrs. Jean Cargile.
AlkWork Guaranteed, Modern Machinery
WE CALL FOR AND DELIVER
Local Phone 23
Save Your Pennies . .
Every Sack Guaranteed
Extra High Patent
COFFEE Pure Grade
48 Lb. 75c
48 Lb. 85c
45 Lb. Can *3.15
4 us. 48c
3 Large Cans 25c
5 Lbs. 25c
2 Lb. Box 18C
10 Bars 22c
STEAK Choice Cuts Lb. 18c
PORK CHOPS Nice—Lean Lb. 17c
Breakfast Bacon—Sliced, No Rind Lb. 18c
Mixed Sausage Pure Meat Lb. 12c
Stew Meat Lb lOc
Phone "MT O Fllfc "Free
169 rl. D. JLjIIIS Delivery"
January 19, 1932.
Have received this week, Shipment of
Dry Goods and Notions
Shipment of SHOES of ail kinds at Cheapest
Prices for many years.
Also, have close-out on all winter merchandise—
SWEATERS. HEAVY UNDERWEAR OVER
SHIRTS, and HEAVY WORK CLOTHING.
RECEIVED CARLOAD ~
Get My Prices on All Your
Wants and Needs.
JOE B. COPELAND
East Side Public Square
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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/m1/2/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.