The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 34, Ed. 1 Friday, September 22, 1939 Page: 1 of 6
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The Rusk Cherokeean
Successor to "The Pioneer" Established 1847
RUSK, CHEROKEE COUNTY, TEXAS' FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1939
* 1 .
To Have Handbook
To Gather Needed
The land utilization board of Cher-
kee county, in order to complete a
handbook on agriculture for this
county has appointed the following
Forestry committee, M. E. Bra-
shier, chairman, A. P. Goforth,
John DeFoor, and Leber Beall.
* Soil Conservation committee, Al-
len P. Goforth, chairman, M. R.
Moon, R. E. Lewis, and Foster Brew-
Orchard coimimittee, Dr. P. A.
Young, chairman, Sam Boles, Alfred
Crocker, Roy Pinson and a Cash
Crops committee composed of C. M.
Heald, chairman, Tom Dean, Zack
Taylor, Robbie Key, and Maury Tur-
When the material to be worked up
by these new committees is added to
the information already being gath-
ered by the Livestock Improvement
committee, the Livestock Feed Sup-
ply committee, the Home Food Sup-
ply committee, the Publicity commit-
tee, and the Index committee, it will
be formulated into a concise hand-
book on agriculture for Cherokee
county and distributed to the farm-
ers and housewives in this area.
It is hoped that this handbook,
when completed, will be the best pos-
sible source of information on perti-
nent questions concerning agricul-
ture for the farmers and housewives
in this county. It will endeavor to
give instructions as to what kinds,
breeds, and varieties of livestock,
poultry, crops, and fruits are the
best for this county; what to do with
the wooded areas, how to conserve
the soil and prevent further erosion
and numerous helpful hints.
« TUiaW. format ion is being gathered
and formulated by the cooperation
and etforts of the agricultural work-
ers in this county in conjunction with
some of the outstanding farm men
and women who have met with unus-
ual success in the methods being used
on their farms and in their homes.
A Cherokee county agricultural ex-
hibit at the State fair, is another pro-
ject being sponsored by the County
Land Utilization Board and anyon "
who has some real quality corn, cot-
ton, peanuts, potatoes, fruits, water-
-melons, pumpkins cured meats \>r
some other product of real merit that
would be a credit to Cherokee county
if shown in this exhibit should call
the attention of one of the agricul-
tural workers in the county to it, or
bring it in so that it can be used.
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL
WOMEN'S CLUB MEETS
The Business and Professional Wo-
men's Club met in regular business
session Thursday night, September
14, 1939 at Deckard's with fifteen
members and two guests present
The meeting was called to order by
the president, Marion Mallard, and
minutes of the last business meeting
read by the recording secretary, Es-
ter Mlae Bates. All old business of
the club was disposed of and new
business tended. The club voted to
extend to Miss Irene Snelling and
Miss. Bob Leake a years leave of ab-
sence. Due to the recent illness of
Miss Irene, she and Miss Leake felt
they could not be active in the club
this year. We regret very much los-
ing these two valued members for
this length of time, but shall look
forward with eager anticpation Ito
having them back in active service in
the near future.
Mrs. Ester Harrison was voted to
fill the unexpired term of club treas-
urer made vacant by the absence of
Miss Snelling. Mrs. Morinne Perk-
ins was appointed chairman of the
legislative committee in charge of
the program for Thursday night Sep-
tember 28., by tfte program coordi-
nation chairman, Irene Price.
All club members are urged to pay
Hearing On Mud Creek
Bridge Set For Oct. 30
County Judge J. W. Chandler has
been advised by ths State Highway
Commission that they will have a
hearing on the proposed Mud
Creek bridge at the next meeting of
the body which will not be until Oc-
Judge Chandler said the date
would be kept but it was hoped
something definite might be worked
out before that time.
Filed For Record
(Supplied by Cherokee County Ab-
stract Company—Kerr & Hanna)
Tsfr. Lease: H. A. Clark to Cleve-
land Kinney, E. 40 acres of E. 80 ac.
of S. yZb'A ac. of 406J4 on J. I.
Deed: Willie Maurice Lott, et al.
to Ruthednar Dawson, et vir. Lot
No. 1 (about 8 acres), of a subd. of
49 ac. on Ira R. Lewis Sur.
Deed—A. W. Watson fet ux to N.
W. Black et ux S'outh half of Lots
5 and 6 in Block No. 83 in Jackson-
Royalty Deed—0. L. Ferrell et ux
to L. C. Stedman Undivided Vz in-
terest in royalty from 51.5 acres J.
W. Brock Survey.
Deed—J. R. Dennison, et ux., to T.
T. Booth, 1.077 ac. on Henry Mc-
Deed—James A. Thrash to J. E.
Thrash, 45 ac. on Crawford Burnett
D ed—C. L. Arnwine, et ux., to
Nora Lee Williams 50 ac. on Craw-
ford Burnett Survey.
Deed—Syble Maness Singletary, et
vir to Riley Maness 41% ac. on Jos.
Lease—Dr. Wm. P. Barron to C.
ID. Welch 2 ac. on John Hundley Sur-
Shf's Deed—H. B. Steed, by Shf.
to J. B. Barnett 150 ac. on John
Deed—A. P. Harrison et ux to
Miss alary Nell Dickson Lot No. 13
in Block No. 13 of "Webb Heights"
Deed—C. W. Spurger et ux to
Mrs. T. H. Singletary % of an acre
and .03 of an acre of the Wm "Barteti
Deed—Belle Singletary et vir to
Herman Halbert V4 of an acre and
.03 of an acre of the Wm Bartee
Deed—J. B. Barnett to E. M. Bur-
roughs 146.29 acres John Durst
Deed—J. H. Peacock et ux to D.
E. Dorris, 50 acres K. Tumlinson
Survey. Also 1.1 acres adjoining
Mineral Deed—Mrs. L. C. Wilkin-
son to F. H. Markey Undivided 1-12
interest in 239 1-10 acres L. S. Wil-
liams & J. B. Hughes Surveys.
Mineral Deed—T. J. Teal et ux to
F. H. Markey Undivided % interest
in 57.3 "Acres L. S. Williams Survey.
Deed—Federal Land Bank, Hous-
ton to H. M. Echols 108 acres G. B.
Jenkins H. R.
Release of O & GL—Darby Petrol-
eum Corp. to Ernest B. Boone et ux
18 3-4 acres Thomas Quevado Grant.
Change of Lease Description—C.
L. Newburn & F. L. Devereux to
Humble Oil & Refining Co. 50.6 ac-
res John Vaughan League
Deed—Edwin D. Guinn to Henry
Poole Grantor's interest in 15 acres
Brooks Williams League
Deed—B. F. Kilmer et al to Mrs.
A. T. Kern SMt acres J. Pienda E 4
Sub. Tr. Deed: Edgar Strong, et
ux, to Home Owners' Loan Corp. V/2
acres in Block 24, Jose Pineda E. 4
Deed—F. E. Rosser, et ux to T. T.
Both 5 ac. on Henry McGuire Survey
Mineral Deed—Nevie Sfwindle to J.
S. Lewis, und. 1-6 int. in 82 ac. in
Jno. Vaugn League.
Mineral Deed—J. S. Lewis to W.
C. Windsor Und. 1-6 int. in 82 ac. in
Jno. Vaugn League.
Deed—Mrs. Flora Earle, et al to
E. B. & T. W. Ragsdale, 586 ac. Na-
than Johnson Survey; Pt. lots 11, 12,
13, & 14, in Blk. 136, Jacksonville.
BUILDING A COMMUNITY
This is one of a series of articles which will appear each week
in the Cherokeean calling attention to ways a community may be
made to prosper without it costing any additional money or incon-
veniencs. Watch for them each week and remember they are pub-
lished with the hope we will all remember to do these things which
will mean much to our fellow citizens.
This weekend scores of local families will take ex-
tended drives. They do it every weekend and sometimes
during the week. Many hundreds of gallons of gasoline will
be consumed. A great volume of oil will go into motors.
That should mean a nice amount of business for local gar-
ages and filling stations.
But unfortu^ely not all of us will think to have our (
cars serviced berora we leave. Many of us will stop up the *
line, ten or a hundred mites from home, and buy gas and
oil from dealers whom we never saw before. And we will
coime back with a tank full of gas and a crankcase full of
oil bought elsewhere.
We can buy any kind of gas and oil we want right here
at the same prices we Will have to pay elsewhere. Why not
make it a practice to always leave home with a full tank
of gas and return with it only partially full? Don't take a
chance on running out, but, if you need gas within a short
distance of home, don't "fill 'er up". Buy a few gallons and
that evening or tne next day, drive in at your favorite lo-
If we will all remember to do this, there will foe a sub-
stantial increase in the business of all our local service
stations. Hundreds of dollars each month will be kept at
home that is now being spent elsewhere.
Copyright 1939, Frank L. Main
Word was received here this week
from Grayson Gill, architect, that he
had the new schedule on the court-
house completed and expected" to
take the figures to Marshall for
checking the first of next week. The
project was reworked to conform
with the new wage and hour regula-
tions of the WPA.
It is assumed that if the project is
found satisfactory at the Marshall
office, it will be taken to San An-
tonio at once for final approval.
Sets Fast Pace
Since January 1
But Housing Problem
Remains In Spite
New Homes Built
Building in Rusk has kept up a
constant but not boom pace since th'&
first of the year, according to a
By 6-0 Score
Team Shows Up Well
On Defense With
In a game much lacking in thrills
but very satisfactory from the stand-
point of Rusk fans, the Rusk high
check-up on the buildings completed fchoc,i Eagles last Friday night de
or started since that time. j feated Elkhart by a single touch-
Following is a complete list of the <j0wn minus the extra point with the
major building operations which in- | HCore standing 6-0 at the final gun
elude only new construction showing j The visitors, champions of their dis-
in the case of residences, the numb- trict for the past two years with last
er of rooms: j yPMr's team back almost intact, were
J. P. Acker 3-garage apartment j expected to be a constant scoring
J. Alfred Elliott 5 room residence j threat. In contrast to expectations,
Francis P. Osborne—4 room resi- j they played almost the entire game
dence. I with backs to the wall, crossing the
Edwin Dickey—Filling Station | fifty yard line but once during the
1 homas Wallace—4-room residence : game. This came soon after the 3ec-
I. J. Warren—5-room residence | „nd half started. Elkhart kicked to
C. W. Marshall—6-room residence | the goal line and Rusk returned the
T. E. Rider 5-room residence j ball with a p-unt just acrosL the fifty
Elton Smith—Score & Filling Sta- i yard line. Elkhart gained six yards
t'on | in four tries and it was Rusk's ball
Fay B. Tomlin—5-room residence ; on their own forty-five yard line.
C. Metz Ileald 6-room residence I xhe visitorB threatened to s
their state and national dues to the
treasurer, Ester Harrison, as soon as Deed—Mrs. Mary R. Rice to J. T.
nossible so that she can send in the Hightower. 6 ac. pt. Ulk. 31, Jose
membership list before October 1st
All members failing to pay their
dues before October 1st will be pen
alized 25c by the state and national
The club extends a hearty welcome
to Mrs. Bill Brunt as one of its new
members for the year.
Pinead East 4 Lg. Grant
Deed—Federal Land Bank to M
M. Love, 108 & 82 ac. on John Durst
Rel. O. Lease—Humble Oil & Refg.
Co. to Southern Pine Lumber Co
258.58 acres in Nicholas Newton
the fifty again in the third quarter
D. D. Hartt—5-room residence
John T. Jenkins, et al 4-room j wj,en they recovered their own punt
To The Front
Times of stress provide the need
of an organization and your Chamb-
er of Commerce is both a Show-Win-
dow and Sign of your City.
We are engaged in the work of
assisting in the creation of Civic
vehicles, adequate to foster the wel-
fare and advance the interests of
•communities, commend the realiza-
tion which has been demonstrated by
the live-wires of many American
twons and cities that at no other
time does the community so greatly
need a strong Chamber of Commerce,
as in a period of Commercial De-
pression. Some of the strongest
Chambers of Commerce in the coun-
try have been created during the last
There is nothing surprising in this.
Communities which have been with-
out Civic organization have noted the
wonderful achievement of organized
towns during the time of stress and
naturally have hastened to provide
themselves with the only medium
which can guarantee them benefits
similar to those enjoyed by others.
They have brought into existence the
Chamber of Commerce, to protect
their Commercial and Civic Future.
There is no other institution which
can give to a community service
equal to those rendered by the Cham-
ber of Commerce. It is to the credit
of America, that it more than any
other country, has realized the value
of organized Civic effort and con-
versely the menace of a lack of such
The Chamber of Commerce has
been aptly described as "The Window
of a City". Big enterprises, home
seekers and capitalists know most
cities only by their Chamber of Com-
merce, and many a town is unknown
and ignored because it does not have
Civic Work-shops and a Prominent
The Rusk Chamber of Commerce
is one of the. organizations which re-
cently has been organized and it is
the duty of the Citizenship of this
community to prepare an adequate
show window and hang with a prom-
inent sign that Rusk through its
Chamber of Commerce is going to let
the world know that we are keeping
Rusk to the front—Claud Holley
Shaw Probably Out
But Linstrom Is
Able To Play
Shaw, diminutive, fast-stepping
halioack will prooably be out of the
starting lineup against Troup to-
night and possibly will not see action
at all on account of illness which has,"
kept him knocked out all week. How-
ever Linstrom, who was out of the
game last Friday night with an in-
fected toe, will probably be in the
Troup will be outweighed by the
Eagles on the average of about ten
pounds to the man, according* to fig-
ures supplied by Coach Jesse Smith,
of Troup. Coach Smith is new ar
Troup but by no means new in coach-
ing circles and his record would in-
dicate that his team, is to be feared
regardless of weight. He has been
coaching for eight years at Stock-
dale, Alice and Edinburg. During this
time he has won three district cham-
pionships, two bi-district champion-
ships and one regional.
Troup lost to Hallsville last Fri-
day night by a score of 19 to 13
which means nothing as nothing is
known of the strength of Hallsville.
Word from Troup indicates that they
will probably bring four busses with
a large uniformed pep squad, band
and a large number of students. A
considerable number of fans are ex-
pected to come in their own cars.
The probable Rusk starting lineup
announced this week by Coach Bill
McCluney is Isaack, McVickers, Lin-
strom, Dupnee, McDonald, Joplin,
McBroom, Burke, Wallette, Payne
The Troup starting lineup will be
Dickson, McMinn, Ward, Cross, F.
Sartors, Cook, R. Sartors, Kitley,
Glespin, Regan and Barnett. Six of
these players were in the starting
lineup against Rusk a year ago when
PjU * v.sn B to 6. Trouj s sco.s last
year was the result of an intercept-
ed pass by Dickson, a fast stepping
back who raced forty yards through a
broken field to cross the goal line.
He weighs 148 this year which is
eleven more than he weighed a year
ago. His number is 46 wmch may be
a number for fans with weak hearts
to forget and for the Eagles to re-
member. Tomme, hard charging full-
back of last year and one of the best
defensive players seen on the local
gridiron is not in the game this
, on their forty-five then gained one
5-room residence I yarci as tj,e qUarter ended. On the
Claude Manning 7-room residence ! firat p!ay of the third quarter they
Wade Neely Three 3 and 4-room j lost four yards> then sl)aw lntercep.
J ted a pas which after a sprint of
Ed Ratcliff—6-room residence
All of the above buildings have
been of frame construction with the
exception of two. The Edwin Dickey
filling station is of brick and the
Claud Manning home is brick veneer.
In addition to the above, there has
been a number of houses rebuilt and
a considerable number of major re-
pair jobs. Neither does it include ma-
jor construction such as the high
school gymnasium, the colored school,
building at the state hospital and a
largo number of new fronts which
have been placed on business build-
ings all of which have been previous-
about forty yars put the ball on the
Elkhart eighteen. At this critcial
moment a fumble cost the Eagles ten
yards but they came back strong to
carry the ball the twenty-eight yards
for the only counter of the game,
ten yard pass Completed made going
easier. McVickers went over the cen-
ter of the line for five yards for the
counter. The attempted placement
The defensive play of the Eagles
was, on the whole exceptionally good.
The line showed unexpected strength
for so early in the season. Isaacks,
playing his first game, was expected
. .. . i to be long on offense and weak on
In spite of the large number of i - „ „ , , ,
, , ... ... j j • defense. However he showed up ex-
homes built this year and during „ ,, „ . . . . , ,
. , . .... ceptionally well on defense but lack
1938, the housing situation in Rusk
has not been noticeably relieved
ed speed in taking off on the of-
| fense. Blocking was good and may
have played an important part in
I Shaw's long gain on the intercepted
Mis Geneva Durham, daughter of ! pas8 which put Rusk in scoring posi.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Durham, and j tion.
Clifford Warren Wood, son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. J. Wood of Crockett,
were quietly married at the Presby-
terian church in Palestine Sunday,
with Rev. Langrum, pastor, reading
Nat Patton Jr., Ben Satterwhite
and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dailey of
Crockett and Mrs. C. H. Durham and
Mrs. B. J. Brunt of Rusk attended
After a dinner at the Log Cabin,
the young couple* left for a short trip
to Houston and Galveston after
which they will be at home in Crock-
ett where Mr. Wood is a pharmacist
at Goosby's Drug Store.
The new ruling which permits no
practice before September 1 was re-
sponsible for an evident lack of train-
ing which limited the variety of of-
fensive plays for both teams. More
plays are being worked out this week
and it is expected fans will see plen-
ty of variety in the game With Troup
When we look into the long av-
enue of the future and see the good
there is for eaeh one of us to do, we
realize after all What a beautiful
thing it is to work and to live, And
be happy—Robert Louis Stevenson
F. W. Stokes and family spent the
weekend in Houston with their
daughter, Mrs. Moon Chism.
M. L. Booker of Long Branch was
a visitor here Sunday. He was ac-
companied home by Mrs. Booker.
Will Kiney and son. J. W. of
Splendora visited here Sunday.
John Henry Wells spent the week-
end in Houston with Morris Stokes.
Mrs. C. W. Evans and Shirlee Ann
and Miss Elayne Gardiner spent Sun-
day in Nacogdoches and Lufkin.
Mr. and Mrs. Reid of Rusk visited
in the Thomas home Tuesday.
Miss Gladys Marshall of Hunting-
ton is visiting in the home of her
brother, E. S. Marshall.
Babe Gibson of Apple Springs was
a business visitor here this week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Birchfield and
son spent the weekend in Alto with
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wallace of
Beaulah spent Friday with Mrs. R.
Miss Ruby Ethel Massey of Rusk
was a guest of Essie Chester Tues-
Pauline Stewart spent Monday
night in Rusk with Louise Cart-
Mrs. Hardy of Alto is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Robt. Redd.
NEW ELECTRICAL FIRM
IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Hunter's Electrical Service, com-
mercial and industrial electricians,
opened this week in the building on
the corner south of the bakery. It is
owned by Carl Hunter.
Mr. Hunter has moved his family
h<!re from Kilgore. He has been en
gaged in electrical work all his life.
Patton Thinks Arms
Embargo Repeal Sure
Representative Nat Patton was iii
Rusk several hours Friday talking
over legislati"e matters with local
business men before leaving for the
special session of congress.
He predicted that the arms embar-
go would fct- voted off by a large ma-
Dr. Birdwell Talks
To Kiwanis Club
Dr. Birdwell, president of Stephen
F. Austin college, at Nacogdoches,
talked to the local Kiwanis club
about the constitution and Bill of
Rights at the regular Tuesday lunch-
eon at Deckard's Cafe.
Dr. Birdwell discussed the history
of the bill of rights and compared
government pnder this doctrine
which recognizes rights of the indi-
vidual that the government cannot
transgress and compared it with the
doctrine of some European nations
where, the individual is considered
secondary to the government.
BAND MOTHERS URGENTLY
REQUESTED TO MEET
Band mothers, parents of children
in the band or those who wish to
help this organization are urgently
requested to meet at the high school
Friday afternoon after school.
This club has sponsored the band
from its beginning and most of the
work has fallen on a few ladies. Some
of them have automatically dropped
out since their children are no longer
in school. More recruits are needed
if the band is to have the help they
they should have.
No man can produce great things
w\6 !s not thoroughly sincere in
dealing with himslef—Lowell.
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Main, Frank L. The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 34, Ed. 1 Friday, September 22, 1939, newspaper, September 22, 1939; Rusk, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth325756/m1/1/?q=%22Clifford%20Warren%20Wood%22: accessed December 9, 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.