The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, May 6, 1938 Page: 1 of 6
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The Rusk Cherokeean
Successor to "The Pioneer" Established 1847
RUSK, CHEROKEE COUNTY, TEXAS FRIDAY,
SET AT 51,275
INCREASE OF OVER 1.000
ACRES IS GRANTED
County Agent C. Metz Heald re-
ceived notice this week that the
county allotment of cotton for Cher,
okee county had been increased by
1,119 acres', making the total acre-
age allotment 51,275. The original
allotment was 50,156.
Up tc Thursday no word had been
received as to the allotments of in-
dividual farmers but it is expected
that this information will be receiv-1
ed in the near future.
Colored Boy Is
'■ *vr •• •
NEW RUSK POST OFFICE NOW IN SERVICE
A BIG PROGRAM
IS ADOPTED BY
gxmny Cade, four year old colored
boy of the Fastrill community, was
accidently killed last Friday after-
noon when a small caliber rifle in
the hands of Harold Cade, an older,
brother, was accidently discharged,
t.1 bullet striking near the heart.
Tne injured boy was carred about
two miles by the brother to receive
a doctor's attention but was dead
when he arrived.
The body was taken to Jasper for
burial under the direction of W H
Kiwanians To Love's
Lookout Next Week
Miss Carolyn Powers, of Overton,
described her last summer tour of
Europe at the Kiwanis club lunch-
eon Tuesday noon. Members report
her talk very interesting and realis-
tic and that it was greatly enjoyed.
The local club will join the clubs
of Jacksonville, Athens, Henderson
and Tyler in an inter-club meeting
at Loves Lookout Thursday evening.
May 12. Members' wives and sweet,
hearts will also attend the meeting.
It is expected Rusk will be represen-
ted by at least thirty couples.
There will be no luncheon next
Tuesday but those who cannot at-
tend Thursday night will be counted
present for the week if they report
at the cafe Tuesday noon.
The following visitors were pres-
ent at the luncheon last Tuesday.
Rev. W J Rushing, W O Davis,
Radford Byerly, Dr J N Bone, presi-
dent of the Jacksonville club; D Mal-
loy, Misses Mary an'd Angeline Cob-
ble and Mrs George Francis.
MRS. JUDITH CHAPMAN
Funeral services will be held at
<hree o'clock this afternoon at Rocky
Springs chwoh flor Mrs. Judith
Cftapman, about 54, ivho died about
eight o'clock Wednesday evening,
at her home at Dialville. Burial will
be in the cemetery at Rocky Springs
with the Dialville Baptist pastor in
charge of the service.
She is survived by one daughter,
Mildred Chapman, of Rusk and three
eons, Sylvan and Guy of Rusk, and
Dean, of El Paso. She as also sur-
vived by two sisters, Mrs. Pink
Bounds, of Turney and Mrs. B. Ev-
erett of Ponta.
The Cherokee County Agriculture
Association met in the District court
room at Rusk Saturday aftrnoon at
3:30, and under the direction of its
president, J E Cates, and the Coun-
ty Agent, M. C Heald, adopted the
1 To secure rural electrification
2 Farm feeds project
3 Poultry improvements.
4 Live stock improvements
5 To endeavor to secure terrac-
ing machinery, which would be tied
in with soil conservation work.
6 To promote 4 H Club work
7 Seed improvement
Other projects to be added as de-
County Agent, Heald, in address-
ing the large group in attendance,
emphasized the fact that the time
had come for the application of the
above projects. He stated that by
January 1, 1939, that this program
will be in full swing, and that great
good will develop if the farmers
contirtue their splendid cooperation.
A splendid report of the East
Texas Chamber of Commerce meet-
ing at Longview, Agriculture divis-
ion, was given by J P Dunnam,
County Secretary of this organiza-
tion. Mr. Dunnam stressed the point
that the Public is demanding any
merchandise ,to be No. 1 grade, and
that problem of the farmer is
to put up a package in accordance
with the consuming public's wish.
The meeting enjoyed short talks
by A J McCuistion, Chairman of the
Linwood Association, and C W Mar-
shal, also of the Linwood association.
It was agreed that a determined
membership drive be started to-
gether with an educational campaign
to inform the public as to the pur-
pose and ideas of this association.
It was the belief of the entire group
present that when .the merchants and
business fmen of Cherokee Cjounty
understand the purpose of this or-
ganization, they will be anxious to
cooperate by becoming members and
CHEROKEE COUNTY WORKERS
CONFERENCE AT LONE OAK
REPORT RUSK PUBLIC LIBRARY
By Evelyn Grammer
The following new books have
been placed on the rental shelf:
"Point Noir" by Clelie Benton Hug-
"The Prodigal Parents" by Sin-
"Deep Durnmer" by Gwen Bristow
"The Rim of the Prairie" by Bess
"Magis Valley" by Margaret Bell
"Arouse and Beware" by Mackin-
New books placed on Free Shelf:
Under Two Flags by Ouida
"Lava" by Armine Von Tempski
"Lena Rivers" by Mary J. Holmes
"The ,)Head of the Pjju*t of
Coombe" by Frances Hodgson Burn-
"The Re-Creation of Brian Kent"
by Harold Bell Wright.
"Gore with the Wind" by Margar.
Wo have 29 hooks which were do-
nated to the library. These books
were placed on the Juvenile Shelf.
The circulation of books for the
month of April was C92.
A most enjoyable and profitable
Workers Conference of Cherokee
! County Baptist Association was held
I at Lone Oak Church Wednesday. A
j good program was rendered, con-
| structive planning was done ar.d the
| Lona Oak congregation served the
gathering a very excellent dinner
under the shade of the trees.
Last Sunday the Woodlawn Bap-
fist Church called Rev. Whitehorn,
of Tyler, as pastor for one fourth
time. It is understood that he will
accept the call.
CHARLES RAYBURN TOBIAS
Charles Rayburn, 8 months old
son uf Mr and Mrs Oliver Tobias
died Sunday afternoon at a Jackson-
ville hospital after a five day? ill-
ness of pneumonia.
Funeral servees were held Mon-
day afternoon at two o'clock with
Rev Treadvill and Rev Wallce Clark
in charge of the services.
The little body was laid to rest in
the Old Palestine cemetry.
I SIX-YEAR OLD ROY DIES
j Funeral services were held at Fas-
. trill Wednesday of last week for the
I six year old son of Mr and Mrs Jim
| Crus|urnod, who died Tue'l'ay at
Nan Travis hospital following a
Burial was made in the cemetery of
Probably more people than will
admit have walked past the new
Rusk post office during the past
week to the former post office build-
ing, only to be reminded by its clos-
ed service windows that they are
now patrons at the fine neW build-
ing shown above. Many others have
pulled into parking spaces before the
old buildi/ng; then casually backed
out and moved down the street to
the new one.
The change was made last Thurs-
day evening after closing hours with
no interruption in mail service. The
new federal building was completed
some weeks ago but owing to the
fact that it was finished ahead of
schedule, and the lock boxes were
not ready until approximately the
contract time, a delay of some three
weeks in moving was necessary.
BANDS STRUT IN
FOR ALL STAR
MAKE UP TEAMS AT
RUSK BAND IN DIVISION
THREE UNDER STRICT
The Rusk high school band, along
with scores of other bands of the
state, dropped one division from the
district contest rating when they
entered the more rigid competition
of the state contest at Waco Friday
and Saturday. Other bands of this
section in their class to go down
with them were Crockett, Hearne,
and Lancaster. The band was award-
ed a second division rating in sight
reading, but was p'aeed in division
three in concert playing and march-
Regardless of the rating, Ruskites
who accompanied the hand on the
two-day trip or made the trip to Wa-
co Friday to hear the contest, were
mighty proud of their high school
before and after the contests. Handi-
capped by lack of size compared to
the large bands from other schools
and playing with much less elaborate
equipment than mos.t, they made a
good showing and won their share
of applause from the thousands of
Wacoans and Waco visitors there for
the contest, who crowded the streets
Friday evening, pushed and jammed
at each other at the curbs, crawled
out on awnings and leaned from
storo windows to witness the half
hundred high school bands on pa-
The gayljil-uniformed student
musicians, behind prancing drum
majors, were spaced far enough
apart to allow spectacular drills, and
thrilled the crowd with machine-like
march. This street parade was the
spectacular climax of the eastern di-
vision of the state contest.
Band Director Carsey received
many compliment* on the progress
made by the Rusk band since the
Huntstille contest. Those who heard
both contests expressed the opinion
that the Rusk band had improved 100
percent since it appeared at Hunts-
ville a month ago.
With a total of forty-seven bands
entered in the contest averaging
probably twice the size of the Rusk
band, Waco was unable to provide
hotel accomodations to take care of
all the visitors. The Rusk band, after
an unsuccessful attempt to find lodg-
ings at Waco, drove to Marlin, 29
miles distant, to spend Friday night.
In response to urgent requests from
the hotel guests and management,
the band gave a short concert in the
reception room of the hotel which
was received with hearty applause
by the audience.
The cemetery association meets at
the home of Mrs Will Copeland Fri-
day afternoon at 2:30.
All members are urged to be pres-
I G. W. Dickey, veteran captain of
the Rusk High School Eagles, has
been selected by the Texas High
; School Fottball Coaches Association
; for a place in the team in the annu-
| alTexas Schoolboy All-Star Grid-
; iron Classic, to be played at Lub-
bock at the close of the annual
coaching school August 1 to 6.
[ The two teams represent the nor-
thern and the southern sections of
the state and are selected from out-
standing football players of the pre-
vious season. Players* are guests of
the association for the week with
all expenses p-aid. Participation in
the game does not affect eligibility
for conference competition. The two
| teams are coached by outstanding
I coaches who are instructors in the
The invitation, which was received
Wednesday of this week, has been
accepted. Coach Bill McCluney plans
to attend the school.
Fox Hunters Hold
About 150 dogs were entered in
the Cherokee county fox hunters
meet last week held at Sardis and
approximately 500 people witnessed
tne field trials and ber.eh show. Fox
proved to be plentiful and some good
races were enjoyed by the hunters
Following the meet, the following
officers were elected: John B. Good-
rich, Kilgore, president; J B Mc-
Knight, Jacksonville, vice-president.
Directors named are B B Etheridge
and Festus Crysup, Jacksonville; Le-
roy Phillips, Bullard; Claude Miller,
Henderson; Albert Rich, Percelle and
Lee Jowell, Frankston.
Officials have announced the fol-
low ing results:
Derby Class—Highest general av-
erage—First, Black Pepper, owmed
by Ernest Jacobs, Minerva; second,
Pinkie, owned by Lee Jowell, Frank-
ston; third, Wimpy, owned by Ernest
Jacobs of Minerva; fourth, Moon
Mullins, owned by G C Northcutt.
All age class—First, Tip, owned
by Leroy Phillips, Bullard; second,
Preacher, owned by Festus Crysup,
Jacksonville; third, Runt, owned by
Lee Jowell, Frankston; fourth, Flo-
renece Greer, owned by Leroy Phil-
Puppy dags' Under Six Months—
Wrinkles, owned by Dr. J. L. Bul-
Puppy Class Six to Twelve Months
—First, Sam Crow, owned by Ernest
Jacobs, Minerva; second, Danny Boy,
owned by Leroy Phillips, Bullard
Derby Male—First, Black Pepper,
owned by Ernest Jacobs, Minera;'
second, Tuck Branham. owned by L
O Miller, Henderson;
Derby Female—First, Winnie War-
saw, owned by Ernest Jacobs, Min-
AllAge Male—First, Rex Rogers.
! owned by Leroy Phillijy, Bullard;
I second, Dan, owned by P W Renshaw
j Kilgore: third, Dr. Smith, owned by
j WA Gillespie, Overton.
j Ali-Age F^mal*—First, Gypsy;
owned by P W Renshaw, Kilgore;
second, Florence Greer, owned by
Leroy Phillips, Bullard; third, Flos-
sie Bell, owned by Lee Jowell, of
Grand Champion—Winnie Shaw,
owned by Ernest Jacobs. Minerva.
Best Opposite Sex—Black Pepper,
owned by Ernest Jacobs, Minerva.
AT STONE WELL
WEST OF RUSK
EXPECTED TO CORE INTO
OIL SAND THURSDAY
By the time this issue of the Cher-
okeean reaches readers, the outcome
of the Stone well five miles west of
Rusk may be known.
Thursday morning Mr. Stone re-
ported that after drilling to 4,981
feet they cored to 5,023 and Thurs-
day were reaming the "rat uole". It
was expected reaming would be fin-
ished late in the afternoon and cor-
ing would then be resumed.
Oil sand was expected at 5,028
feet, Mr. or just five feet
below wb'- .oring operations were
stopped and reaming started.
Jurors Are Drawn
For County Court
Following is the list of jurors
drawn by the jury commissioners to i
serve in county court next week:
Tom Black, Alto; Vence Cooper,
Alto; Edward Bolton, Rusk; Hubert
Ownes, Knox Tucker and Tom Hen-
dricks, Jac'" > nville; E. B. Mu'sick,
Rusk; Carl i ndtree, Jacksonville;!
John Ramey and Robert McClure,
Alto; Eugene Lee, Rusk; H. C. Pear-
son, T. M. Hensley, Oscar Hogan,
John Petri and C. R. Todd,Jackson-
ville, Riley Felders, Lewis Terell, J.
H. Gilcrease and Robert McCuiston,
M. M. Callaway To
Be Installed vVednes.
A Commission of the Brazos Pres- ,
bytery will install the Rev. Marsh i
M. Callaway as paster of the First ;
Presbyterian Church Wednesday
night, May 11, at eight o'clock. The
Rev. E. W. Norton will preach the j
sermon and be in charge of the ser- *
vice. Rev. Franklin Langham, paste
of the First Presbyterian Church, j
Palestine, Texas will charge the
tor while Rev. Gage Lloyd of the j
First Presbyterian Church, Crockett,
Texas wili charge the congregation.
Elder EW Thurman of Brunswick,
Texas will complete the commission, j
The Christians of the communityt
are invited to attend this service. It :
is a service where the local pastor j
and congregation pledge their fidel-
ity to each other and to the work of
the church and of their Lord. There
will be special music.
PROBABLY NOT STRONG
PRODUCER BUT MAY
Oil talk ir. r.u^k this week became
the main subject of conversation
with the bringing in of the Reklaw
test last Saturday as a producer.
How much production the well has
appears to still be a question with
both circulating and published re-
ports varying widely. Last Sunday
with the well flowing into a slu ji
pit about fifty feet from the hole
and the output burning, there was a
strong flow of gas and oil with pro-
duction talk running as high as 1,500
barrels per day. Gas pressure was
strong and the roar of the flame
could be heard for several hundred
According to later reports the
production was placed at a lower
figure. The general report is six
barrels per hour which is more than
is allowed under the proration law.
Many in close touch with the well
firmly believe it is a good well and
will continue to be a producer.
Regardless of how much the well
produces, it has demonstrated that
there is oil in that section of the
county and even though this test
should not produce in paying quan-
tity, it is believed drilling will con-
tinue until a stronger well is found.
Present reports are that another
test wili be made a little northeast
•of the present hole seeking a thicker
It is admitted the well is produc-
ing some salt water. A separator
was in operation Tuesday and the
oil was being stored in tanks erected
the first of the week.
Should this field be developed it
will bring the East Texas field with-
in about 15 miles of Rusk or ten
mile? nearer than at present.
Are Now Being Made
Mrs. Ferguson Not
To Run For Governor
Former Governor Mirarn A. Fer- j
guson announced Tuesday that she
had definitely decided not to be a j
candidate for governor. This is tne j
second time she has made this an- j
nouncement, as numerous demanos j
that she enter the race had caused j
her to reconsider her former decision j
She gave her health and the health j
of her husband as the main reasons
for not wanting to be a candidate.
Miss Louise Jared and Don Jen- j
IciBS were quietly married at the j
Methodist parsonage, Tuesday ev-
ening at .eight o'clock by Rev. E. L. |
Miss Edythe Long and Raymond j
.Vermillion were the only attendants. ]
Mrs. Jenkins is a member of the
Senior class of Rusk high school and !
is a popular member of the younger j
Don, a graduate of the local high '
school, is an employee of the Public ;
Service Company of Rusk, where I
they will make their home.
They have the best wishes of their
NORA ODELL MULLIMX
Funeral services were held Sundav
afternoon at. Pleasant Grove Church
for Mrs Nora Odell Mullinix, 39, who
died Saturday morning from a bul-
let wound in her temple. She was
found by relatives about eight oclock
Saturday morning. A revolver lay
Rev. White, pastor of the May-
delle Baptist church conducted the
service. Burial was made in Pleas-
ant Grove cemetery.
Besides her husband. M L Mullin-
ix, she is survived by three sons.
Odell. Minton and Clayton; onej
daughter. Marie and one brother,
Lester Bolton, nil residents of May-
A total of 25,511 acres of range
Sand was appraised in Cherokee
county during the first seven days
of work by the range inspector. This
included se.en ranges in the south
I art of the county from the county
line as far north as Alto.
The report shows the land has a
grazing capacity of 1,499 cow units
or an average of seventeen acres per
*. iw unit for the twelve month per-
Under the range program, stock-
men are paid on the basis of im-
provement of their range land by el-
imination cf obnoxious growth and
replacing it with grasses and shrubs
which have more feed value.
County Schools Get
County Superintendent D C Stock-
ton announced this week that Cher-
okee county schools have been grant-
ed the first half of their state aid
jracsportatkin money, amounting to
$8,655. This represent about half or
slightly more than half of what the
schools have coming, the balance to
be paid at a later date.
The money is to reimburse schools
•that bring pupils in by bus from
rural communities and paymenfls
made on the basii of the amount of
this kind cf service rendered.
Schools to receive part of the al-
lotment are Rusk. Jacksonville, AT-
to, Wells. Summered, Ruliard",
Troup. Maydelle, Dialville, Reklaw,
New Hope and Ponta. "
J. H. DOMINY
Funeral services were held Wed.
nesday afternoon at Salem church
for J. H. Dominy, 73, who died about
five o'clock Tuesday morning at the
home of his son, Tom, of Alto. Rev.
Ttredwell conducted the service/.
Mr. Dominv was a life-long resi-
dent of Cherokee county. He was
born in 1865 about four miles north-
east of Rusk.
His son Tom and his widow are
the only surviving members of his
UNION CHURCH SERVICES
Sunday evening the churches r>f
the town will unite in a service at
the Methodist Church at 7:30. Rev.
W A. Gaugh, a Baptist minister of
Marshall, Texas, will be the speaker
of the hour. The public jg cordially
invited to bear him.
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Main, Frank L. The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, May 6, 1938, newspaper, May 6, 1938; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth325684/m1/1/: accessed July 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.