The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 5, Ed. 1 Friday, August 5, 1932 Page: 1 of 6
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RUSK. CHEROKEE COUNTY TEX AS, FRIDAY AUGUST 5, 1932
WORKING FOR A GREATER RUSK AND A MORE PROSPfcROU S CHEROKEE COUNTY
VOLUME 14 NUMBER 5
GRAND JURY HAKES
REPORT OF ITS
August 3, 1032.
To the Honorable C. E. Brazil, Judge
Second Judicial District of Texas.
We, the Grand Jury for the July
Term, A. D. 1932, beg leave to make
the following report. We have been
in session eight days and have dili-
gently investigated all alleged law
violations brought to our attention.
We have found indictments as fol-
A total of 39, including 2 misde-
meanors and 37 felonies.
We have inspected (he Rusk State
Hospital for the Insane, and find that
it is being conducted, through the
supervision of Dr. W. AT. Thomas, in
such a manner that the Grand Jury
^r''ieels that it is its duty to commend
1 I.im for it. The inmates appear to be
satisfied and s'.iov every indication
of gettnjr the finest sort of treatment
that could be accorded paients of
such a hospital. We further want to
make mention of the excellent meal
served us while on our tour of in-
spection of this institution and to ex-
press our sincere appreciation to Dr.
and Mrs. Thomas for their hospitality
or that occasion.
We also inspected the county jail
and have this recommendation to
make with reference to the condi-
We recommend that the jail be
thoroughly fumigated and the walls
floors, ceiling be painted; also the
cells cleaned and pain+ed inside and
out and that the bedding be replac-
ed with new bedding.
We desire to thank the sheriff de-
partment, constables, justices of
peaces, riding baliffs all of whom have
?<( A contributed and made our work
The District and County Attorney
have been of much help to us in our
work and we want to express our
FTatitude to them for their iservices.
We desire to commend our District
Judge for the way he conducts his
court and his manner of dispatching
the business of his couit.
E. S. Millard. Boone Sessions, P. S.
Wallace. Pen Bounds, J. E. Turney,
Ross S. Dorbandt, secy.. Alvin Pryor,
J. A. Deatm, S. P. Richey, Joe Merri-
v/ether, Eugene Roach, foreman.
Those attending the i-r.nual Farm-
ers Short Courae at College Station
besides the county agents included
Mrs. B. B. Brown of Barsola, chair-
man of Cherokee county Home Dem-
onstration council. She went to the
short course as a delegate. Mrs. E. J.
Walker won a trip which was given
by the Jacksonville Chamber of Com-
Miss Ollie Wallace i'rom Reklaw
wafs given the trip for having the best
record of any girl in the county in
all of her work, by the Jacksonville
Chamber of Commerce.
Mabel Ross of Craft won the trip
for the club thai had the best record,
which was given bv the Jacksonville
Chamber of Commerce.
DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CONVENTION
WAS A QUIET AFFAIR SATURDAY
DISTRICT COURT NEWS
Last Friday the case of Mrs. Helen
Ratcliff vs, the I. G. N. Railroad Co.!
suing for $25,000 was finished and
the juiy awarded her $500 judgment.
In the case of The St:,te of Texa,s
vs. Austin Priestly charged with the.
killing of Webster Den ent, a verdictj
of guilty and sentence of 2 years in
the penitentiary giver-
Monday Aug. 1—The State of Tex-
as vs. Claude Bice, charged in five
counts with burglary. He was found
guilty and sentenced to five years
penal servitude in ciie first case and;
2 years in each of the other fourj
counts to run concurrently.
The State of Texas vs. H. C. Low-
rey, charged with forgery; given 2
years in penitentiary.
State of Texas vs. Orene Pond,
plead guilty to po3stss;r>g liquor and
given one year in penitentiary.
State of Texas vs. Shannon Both-
well; revokig 5 year suspended sen-
State of Texas vs. Leonard Lane;
assult with intent to kill; given 15
August 2—State of Texas vs. Bert
Gray; charger with assault to mur-
der; given one year in penitentiary.
August 3—No session of court
August 4—Court re convened.
TO THE PEOPLE OF
I am very grateful for the nice
vote given me in the July primaries
in my race for District Clerk of this
County. I made a good e'ean race, and
received at nice vote, for which I am
'v very proud, and wish it was possible
' for me to thank each of you person-
ally. I hold no ill will tor those who
did not vote for me.
I wish to state that I will again
run for office two years from now,
and will make an active campaign,
and trupt that you will stay with me
again as you have i;his time, and may-
be our efforts will be lewarded.
E. C. (ED) HOUSTON
Mrs. Mary B. Perkns gave a swim-
ming party and picnic lunch at the
swimming poo! last Monday evening
honoring her niece Mrs. J. R. House
who has been her guest for several
Those taking par,, in the joyful e-
vent were ; Messrs and Mesdames R.
Vermillion, Ralph Lar.g and J. R.
Jones, Masdames H. B. Odom, Louis
Butler an Dd. T. Caveness. Mrs. Win,
fierce of Arkdelphin Ark., Mrs. T.
Ogicr of Bryan. Mioses Doris Barnes,
Ejrtell, Kathleen and Pinky Slover of
\ Jacksonville. Betty Ann and Paula
Lee House, Willis Ray and Ethel
Lang, Raymond Vermillion, Jo Sara
Juno Dixon. Tom Maxwell and Dickie
Hulcey of Dallas and the children of
Mesdames Pierce and Caveness with
the charming honoree and hostess.
Mrs. W. B. Bates, Misses Leah
Parmly and Ethel Mae Clark plan-
ned and carefully carried out a com-
plete kitchen shower for Mrs. Dorathy
Fitts Eidson Friday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. Bates.
The home was beautifully deco-
rated in green and yellow. The
guests thoughtfully pieced a nine
patch quilt in green and yellow.
After dainty refreshments in the
;same colors a 'ovely display of use-
ful kitchen utensils was presented to
Mrs. Eidson who graciously acknow-
ledged and thanked her friends for
such a delightful afternoon, one that
was full of [.ay laughter and a sure
Those who were present were:
Miis. Hardy Fitts, Misses Oleta
Bane, Irene Russeil, Erma Erwin,
Varine Sanders, Erma Hardy, Collie
Gray, Hazel Ellis. Evelyn Mason,
Virginia and Kathrinr Beall, Eliza-
beth Looney, Mary Louis Allen
Wanda Simmons, Margurite Shaw,
Oliva Tucker, Mary and Frances Cob-
ble, Margaret Priest, Velrna Hokomb
and Hortense Arrent.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Mns. George Bonner and son Geo-
Jr., and Mrs, R. Walling visited
in the home of Mrs. Mary B. Perkins
Sunday evening at eight o'clock
we will continue our informal vesper
services out on ihe church lawn. Con-
tinuing our study i>f the Sermon on
the Mount this Sunday evening on
the subject: "An Adequate Dynamic."
Sunday School Sunday morning at
10 and preaching at 11 on the sub-
ject: "The Word of the Crosp."
The Junior Young People of the
church will meet for their evening
vesper service at 7.
Lynn Brown, Minister.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gtiinn and sons
of Overton visited relatives here the
first of the week.
Rusk, Texas, July 30, 1932,
To the Honorable Chas E. Kerr,
Democratic convention of Chero-
We, your committee, on resolutions
beg to (submit to you the following
Be it resolved by the Democracy
of Cherokee county, in convention
(1) That we heartily endorse the
Honorable Franklin D. Roosevelt for
president of the United States, and
the Honorable John Nance Garner
for vice-president, and pledge to the
National ticket our full support and
(2) That we favor the most rigid
economy in the administration of the
government of the State of Texas
and oppose the creation of any new
offices, institutions, (except for thei
tare of the mentally ijl, boards, com-
missions, and bureaus and favor the
consolidation of existing boards,
county offices, commissions and bur-
eaus whereever practical.
(3) We oppose the issuance of any
bonds for the purpose ot construct-
ing highways or any other purpose,
and we favor the enactment of a
law taking one cent ef the present
gasoline tax to redeem county and
road district bonds voted for the;
purpose of construction of State
(4) That we do not favor divert-'
ing any of the funds arising from '
gasoline tax, nor favor its use for!
any purpose other than that for which
it is now being usee' except that one
cent thereof be used to redeem bonds
which have heretofore* been issued
by counties and road ditsrictj? for
the purpose of constructing State
(5) That we endorse the present
administration of our State Govern-
(6) That we favor exempting all
real estate from State taxes as soon |
as other means of raiding revenue,
may be found.
(7) That whereas in the recent,
election, the returns :-how that the
Honorable George B. Terrell of
Cherokee county has a big lead over:
his nearest opponent in the race for
Congressman at large, Place No. 1.,
and will be in the run-off primary
to be held on Au,".*ust £7th., 1932;
and whereas, Mr. Terrell is a native
citizen of Cherokee county, and has
perved the people of this county, and
the State of Texas, with honor, dis- j
tinction and ability in the Legisla-
ture of Texas and as Commssioner of
Therefore, be it resolved by the
Democrats of Cherokee county, in
convention assembled, that we en-|
dorse the candidacy of the Honorable
George B. Terrell for Congressman
at large, Place No. 1., and commend
him to the voters of Texas as an hon-
est, capable and economical public;
official, who has had great experi-
ence in governmental affairs and who
will stand for honesty and economy;
in congress. He is mature in age.
sound in experience and economical
in practice and in electing him wel
will have a man in congress who has!
always stood for economy and the j
rights of the common people. 4f
(8) Whereas, Hon. John B. Guinn,
chairman of the third Senatorial Dis-
trict, who is serving the unexpired
term of the Hon. F;wnk B. Guinn,
deceased, is a very capable man for
Therefore we recommend that the
said John B. Guinn be. elected as a
member of the Sta,e Democratic Ex-
ecutive Committee for this district
for the ensuing two years.
George B. Terreli
John B. Gui'ir
James I. Perkins
W. T. Norman
ANNOUNCES SUPPORT NEWSY ITEMS
FOR COV. STERLING! FROM OAKLAND
DELEGATES TO STATE CONVEN-
James I. Perkins, S, A. Norman, Dr.
W. M. Thomas, C. E. Ken-, B. B.
■Perkins, W. T. Norman, M. M. Guinn,
E. J. Holcomb, E. P. Palmer, Geo. B.
Terrell, J. D. IiIcEnry, Emmerson
Stone, G. W. Gibson, C. K. Debusk,
J, B. Guinn, Bryar Miller, John C.
Box Jr., W. Y. Forrest, B. F. Davisi,
Frank Devereux Jr.. Henry Evans, J.
B. Cleaver, H. F. Holcomb, T. B.
Warner, T. J. Roach, VV. C. Conway,
Homer Lacy Miller, S. W. Littlejohn.j
N. A. Slover, Joe Johnson, J. B. Ro-
ark, G. W. Sowell, Pcnn Bounds, J.!
W. Chandler Jr. John Turney A. M.
Jordon, Novie McElroy, R. F. Temp.e,
0. B. McKay, Jim Bailey, E. F. Ezell,
W. H. Martin, W. A. Shaw, J. C, Kim-
ble, T. E. Acker, \V. S. Gober, J. C.
Boyd, E. B. Lewi|S.
Delegates to Judicial convention !
elected consisted of al' members of;
Cherokee county bar.
DELEGATES TO SENATORIAL
Ed Spinks, B. M. Ray T. E. Acker,
Clint Shoemaker, S. C. Durham, B.
B. Perkins, E. B. Lewis, Ed Houston,1
J. I). McEnry, W. S. Gober W, H.
Hanna, P. B. Muj;>lewhite and Jas.
DELEGATES TO CONGRESSIONAL
Edgar Banks, J. W. Chandler, Henry
Bingham, A. K. Dixon, R. L Jackson,'
J. E. McFarland. Frank Devereux Jr.
Will a Lewis, M M. Guinn and M. J.'
Motion to adjourn.
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
"The Overcoming of Mans Last'
Enemy" will be the subject of the
sermon by Re*'. Robert L. Jackson
Sunday at 11. Rev. Cyrus Barcus,
the son of Presiding Elder Ed R. Bar-
cus will deliver the sermon to a com-
bined gathering from Rusk, Bethel,
Adams Chapel and Fasti-ill Sunday
evening. Several car loi.ds from tach
of these communities are expected
to attend the evening .service. At the
close of the evening service brief re-,
ports for the quarters work will be.
made at the third quarterly confer-
ence. Rev. C. Barcus was for a num-
ber of years the director of the band
at S. M. U. and will be askejd to play.
The Sunday School will meet at
9;45 and the Epworth Leagues at|
-7; 15. The Epworth High League will j
have services <>n the lawn Sunday.
Rev. Robert L. Jackson will preach
at Fastrill Friday night of this week
and at Adams Chapel Saturday night.!
The Epworth High League enjoyed t
a swimming party Tuesday evening, j
A number of the young people at-
tended a conference at Palestine;
A well attended council meeting-
of the Sun lay school officers and
teachers was held Wednesday evening!
on the lawn of the church. Ice cold I
watermelon was served at the close
of the program.
On last Friday afteiY.oon the new
chili room of the Federated elbus;
was the scene of an enjoyable bridge
party. The room was beautifully de-
corated with cut flowers. Electric
fans kept everyone delightfully cool
throughuot the evening.
Mrs. R. L. Hatchctt and Mrs. C.
E. Kerr were the winners of high
scorfe prizes. Mrs. Nina Sherman and!
Mr. Dudley Lawson were winners of j
low score ^izes. The lovely prizes]
were donated by Odom Drug Store,
Moseley Drug Store, Sherman Drug
Store and Odom Dry Goods Store.
The Hostesses were Mesdames R.
F. Vermillion, Albert Ward. H. F.
Stevens, H. B. Odom, John Parks, D.
T. Caveness and Summers Norman
perved delicious sandwiches, cookies
and tea to ten tabievs of players.
The young pc pl" were entertained
on the lawn with Miss Robert Leake
George O. Wallace, Dallas county
chairman of the Hunter for governor
campaign, announced that he would
support Governor Sterling in the sec-
ond primary. In a statement issued to
the press Mr. Wallace said:
Believing that Tom Hunter would
make Texas one of the best governors
it ever had, I gave to him my full
support. In doing so I think that I
fully discharged by duty as a good
citizen of my state. Mr. Hunter hav-
ing been eliminated, it now becomes
my duty to make choice between Gov-
ernor Sterling and Mrs, Ferguson.
I would not vote for the best wo-
an in Texas for this high office if I
thought her husband would be the
governor in fact. This would be ti-ue
even if that husband should bear the
best reputation for integrity and pa-
triotism. I will not support a candi-
date who will be governor in name
only, and approve a governorship by
proxy. I cannot forget the corruption
which occurred during the adminis-
tration of the Fergusons, husband and
wife. As a good citizen, I will not
lend my vote for the possible return
of similar conditions.
The first qualification of this office
is that of honesty. No amount of
brains or ^efficiency will take its
place. I therefore without hesitation
or reservation will give my support
in the run-off to Governor Sterling.
I urge the supporters of Tom Hun-
ter, who in the first primary were
impelled by the sense of patriotic
dutyf and service to the state to cast
their ballots in the interest of the best
welfare by aiding the forces of good
government in defeating Fergusonism.
We must save our state from the
withering blight which threatens it
now. The only choice we have is
Governor Ross S. Sterling.
A. J. Schuhsler, South Texas cam-
paign manager for Tom Hunter, sim-
ultaneous with the announcement of
Mr. Wallace announced that he
would support Governor Sterling and
take active part in the campaign dur-
ing the run-off.
Mr. Sterling was accused of many
thing's during the campaign just end-
ed but no one has been able to assert
any dishonesty in state affairs. His
opponents have consistently pointed
to his inability to successfully mana-
ge his personal affai'-s, pointing out
that this fact made him incompetent
to manage state affairs. Suppose Mr.
Sterling did, suffer financial losses
during the past two years. Would this
prove him incompetent in view of
the fact that he continued to give
state affairs thi time slid effort that
he promised when elected? i have
comtj to the conclusion that the peo-
ple of Texas are deeply obliged to
Mr. Sterling for the reason that he
could have possibly saved hi,? persnn-
al fortune by neglecting' his duties
of high office to which the voters of
Texas eleeted him, but this he did
not do. Instead of taking th.s step
he has tried to live up to the promis-
ed made two years ago and set aside
all desire for personal fain. It is true
that our Governor may have made
mistakes in trying to serve his peo-
ple, but if he did, they were honest
mistakes and might have been made
by any man in thio officc who must
necessarily depend up n information
and advice from others.
Singing was well attended Sunday
Among those who attended were:
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Goldman, Mr. and
Mrs. Nunn and Mr. and Mrs. Carlson
of Nebraska, Mr. ana Mrs. Jessie
Newman of Greenville and Mr. and
Mrs. Jake Watson of Maydelle.
Little Lillian Am, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Jack Phillips, who has been
on the sick list for about three weeks
Mr. Obie Goldman of Palestine visi-
teel in the home of his sister, Mrs Et-
ta Cribbs Sunday afternoon.
Misses Vivian Jones and Ruby
Lloyd took a flying trip to Tyler
Mr. Tom Cribb of A'rto attended
Sunday School Sunday.
Misses Ila Mae Thomason and Le-
o'a Cribbs were guests of Mrs. Viola
Mr. Tom Cribb and Mr. and Mrs.
Eliga Halbert attended church at
New Harmony Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim B en thaw and
family of Troup, were visitors in the
home of Jack Thomason Sunday.
Master Jack Wiliiams was the
guest of Master Howard Lioyd Sun-
Mr. Jasper Phillips and son, Clyde
visited their son and brother, Sunday.
Little Misses Lyndall. Gwendolyn,
Lois and Lucille Halbert visited their
aunt, Mrs. Eva Lloyd Saturday.
Mesdames Emma Dunham and No-
ra Johnston were guests of Mrs. Eva
Lloyd, Snuday and Monday.
Miss Zelma Jane Rogers spent the
day with Miss Leola Cribbs.
Master Donald and little sister,
Jessie Marion Yarbrough of Shreve-
port, La., are spending the summer
with their grandmother, Mrs. Sallie
Misses Bonnie and Monnie Hal-
bert spent Sunday night in the home
of Smith Lloyd.
NEW THEATRE WITH MODERN
EQUIPMENT* FOR TIMPSON
J. H. Hughe., of Rusk is in the
city today s>nd is making plans for
the1, opening of the new Texas Thea-
tre in this city Tuesday. August 9th.
Mr. Hughs has leased the oid Vic-
tory Theatre building, and modern
equipment has already arrived to re-
place the old equipment used in the
The very latest machines with
Western E'ectric sound equipment,
are being installed, together with new
screen and improved cooling system.
The name of the new show house
will be The Texaa Theatre, the same
as Mr. Hughes' theatre in Rupk.
Mr. Hughes has one of the best
theatres in East Texas at Rusk and
he stated to a Times man i-ecently
that it was his purpose to give Timp-
son a motion picture theatre equally
as good as his theatre at Rusk. —
Timpson Daily Times.
GLASS THANKS VOTERS
I wish to thank the people of Rusk
and Cherokee county fcr the splendid
support given me in the primary July
23. Especially do 1 with to thank
each voter at my old home place, Un-
ion Grove for his aid in making- that
box 100 percent for me.
W. W. Glass.
GOES TO PALACIOUS!
X. Y. Z. CLUB
The local National Guard company
under command of Capt, C B. Kee-
ver, left this moroinr for Palaeiousj
where they will meet other companies
for the summer encampment. They
will return August 21st.
The Bible School is going cn in a
fine way. The children are greativ in-
terested, are showing ability to sing.
The attendance is on the up grade.
New song books will be on hand for
Study Luke 2;21—40 f-.r the les-
lft A. M. North Lucid St.
Miss Esther Mae Batons was the
hqstess to the member? and a number
of guests Monday night.
After many interesting games of
contract bridge it was found that
Miss Tish Windham had made high
score* for the members and Miss Beu-
lah Allen low score tor the members.
Mrs. W. E. Sloan made high score
for the guests.
Miss Bates served a delicious ico
course to the following members:
Misses Flajur Black. Beulah Allen,
Bennie Blakley, Marion Mallard and
The guests were. Mesdames Law-
rr^nce Smith, W. E. Sloan and Miss
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