The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, August 28, 1936 Page: 1 of 8
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The Rusk Cherokeean
"TEXAS' 89-YEAR-OLD NEWSPAPER"
THE RUSK CHEROKEEAN, RUSK, CHEROKEE <?OUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1936.
RUSK SCHOOLS PREPARE
FOR OPENING OF YEAR;
Preparations for the biggest
school year in the history of Rusk
Public schools, with about 162
transfers from school districts
near here, Supt. A. S. Moore
made announcements concerning
registration, which begins Thurs-
day, September 3rd.
In the high school last year the
enrollment, when they used the
new building for the first full
session, was 192 students, it is
reported. To this will added the
pupils from the Parks, Sardis,
Mt. Hope, Fastrill, and other
Addition of vocational agricul-
ture is declared by local school
men as being another step toward
developement of the local sy-
Rusk's high school ijlant will
also include one of the best grid-
irons in this section by the time
the football season opens. There
will also be night football, with
one of the finest equipped light-
ing systems available, and this
is believed to be a movement to-
ward making athletics pay off
On Sept. 3rd all transfer stu-
dents will be registered. The
bus for the Parks route, includ-
ing Mt. Hope, Sardis, and Parks,
will leave Rusk at 8:00 o'clock
and pick up students from those
schools for registration. The bus
from Fastrill will leave Fastrill
at 1:00 o'clock and pick up stu-
dents from Fastrill, Bulah, Hol-
comb and Salem for registration
in the afternoon.
Local Pupils Friday
On September 4 all local stud-
ents will register. The seniors
will begin registration at 8:30
a. m., the juniors at 10:15; the
sophomores will register at 1:00
p. m., the freshmen at 2:30.
All pupils are urged and ex-
pected to register on the days al-
loted. If for any good reason a
pupil cannot register at the prop-
er time he will have to register
Monday afternoon after regular
school is dismissed.
Grammar school students will
begin registration at 8:30 o'clock
on Friday, September 4th, Mr.
Moore said. All pupils in the first,
second, third, fourth, and fifth
grades. Sixth graders will regis-
ter at 10:30 and seventh grade
pupils at one o'clock on that
FINAL RITES FOR MAJOR
C. E; K
Final rites for Major Charles
E. Kerr, city secretary, chair-
man of the Democratic committee
of Cherokee county, were held
at the Rusk Presbyterian church
Tuesday afternoon, following his
death at the Nan Travis Hospital
in Jacksonville at 3 o'clock Mon-
Rev. John Solomon, pastor of
the church officiated, being assist-
ed by Rev. John A. Williams, pas-
tor of the First Baptist church,
and Rev. R. S. Marshall, Metho-
dist pastor. Following the cere-
mony here the body was carried
overland to Marshall, where a
military service was held.
Serving as a Major in the U. S.
Army during the World War, Mr.
Kerr continued in this capacity
in the 143rd Infantry of the
Texas National Guard. He was in
camp at Camp Hulen at_Palacios-
by-the-sea when he became ill
a few weeks ago. Upon his arrival
at home, he was carried to the
Jacksonville hospital, where he
died Monday afternoon..
As a member and as chairman
of the Cherokee County Democra-
tic Executive Committe, Mr. Kerr
was a leader in political affairs
of the county and of this section.
Born in Odell, Nebr., on June
17, 1889, he was married to Miss
Lois Gaines in Marshall on April
19, 1913, moving to Rusk in 1919
as a bookkeeper at the Texas
Crate and Box Factory. He was
Magnolia agent here until soon
after the oil boom of 1934.
Mr. Kerr was a Mason, a Ki-
wanian, a member of the Ameri-
can Legion National Guardsman,
and an elder in the Presbyterian
Active pall-bearers included:
Melvin Sessions, A. E. Laney, J.
W. Pearson, Johnny Williams,
Frank Coupland, Eldridge Gregg,
Ray H. Odom, and Herman Odom.
Honorary pall-bearers included:
County Democratic Executive
committee—W. H. Hanr.a, E. J.
Holcomb, Will A .Lewis, B. H.
Rankin, F. M. Eler, J. B. Cleaver,
H. F. Holcomb, J. W. Ellerbee,
J. W. Langston, T. J. Roach, J.
Z. Reynolds, C. W. Edwards, J.
F. Barker, B. C. Coupland, T.
J. Skelton, C. B. Acker, J. F.
Noell, C. L. Nunn, H. M. Walker,
B. R. Darby, L. W. Laughlin, R.
D. Lane, W. A. Shankles, A. P.
Clem, R. F. Temple, Dan Chiles,
S. H. Bowling, W. C. Tillman,
W. H. Martin, W. A. Shaw, L.
H. Jordan, and A. K. Dixon.
City council members—E. L.
Gregg, mayor; R. L. Hatchett,
J. C. Williams, Alvin Pryor, M.
B. Ellis, Edwin D. Guinn,alder-
men; Ed Finley, city marshal;
and Ray H. Odom, city attorney.
Officers of the Kiwanis club—
W. H. Hanna, president; Dr. Geo.
Francis, vice-president; and E. B.
Elders and deacons of the
Presbyterian church—W. T. Nor-
man, S. G. Kerr, Dr. R. C. Priest,
C. E. Jay, F. C. Coupland. B. C.
Coupland O. B. Slayden, J. L.
Bagley, Gerald Chapman, Bill
McCluney, Deckard McCord, and
Ray H. Odom.
Major General G. P. Rains of
Marshall, of the Texas National
Guard, and the following officers
of the 143rd Inf.: Lt. Col. Eugene
T. Underwood, Itasca; Lt. Col.
Wm. H. Torrence, of Waco; Maj.
Jno. H. McDonald, Hillsboro; Maj.
Horton B. Porter, Hillsboro, Maj.
Jno. Iy.Morley, Dallas; Maj. Wm.
H. Martin, Houston; Maj. Simm
H. Moore, Houston: Captain Na-
poleon Rainbolt, Waco; Capt. Jo-
seph S. Barnett, Jr., Waco; Capt.
Hugh A. Steadman, McCamey;
Capt. Van W. Pyland, Wabo:
Capt. Meyer Waghalter, Houston;
Capt. Ray Allen, Marshall; and
Capt. Pope A. Guinn, of Rusk.
Co. A, 143rd Infantry formed
the escort and firing squad in the
Surviving are his widow,his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Kerr
J of Rusk; and a brother, Clarence,
of Plymouth, Nebraska.
TO BAYLOR U
MISS EVA RUTH BEALL
. . . who will enter Baylor
University Waco, this fall. Miss
Beall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. L. Beall, this city, was last
year valedictorian of the grad-
uating class, having made the
highest record ever made at the
Marguerite Shaw Gets
B. A. Degree at Denton
(Special to the Cherokeean)
DENTON, Tex. Aug. 28— Miss
Marguerite Shaw, daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. C. A. Shaw of Rusk, re-
ceived the bachelor of arts degree
in sociology from Texas State
College for Women (CIA) at the
twentieth annual summer com-
mencement exercises held Aug-
The exercises brought to an
official close the 1936 session
during which time over 400 bach-
elor degrees were conferred.
MISS RUBY LLOYD
Miss Ruby Lloyd has returned
home after receiving her B. S.
degree from Stephen F. Austin
State Teachers' college, Nacog-
She completed her four year's
college work in three years.
BILL BRUNT ELECTED AS
LARGE VOTE IS CAST
CHEROKEE ON SATURDAY
DIES AT HOLCOMB
SENATOR JOHN S. REDDITT
.... of Lufkin, who Saturday
retained his seat in the Texas
Senate by defeating W. W. Glass,
of Dialville, with more than a
Lightning struck in the county
several times during the thunder-
storm, Sunday, according to re-
ports reaching The Cherokeean
At Lone Star, community north
of Ponta, a bolt struck the barn
belonging to Ben Masters, burn-
ing it to the ground and killing
Sunda;- c.ftvm .Cii *"ven 7.
Malone went out to milk his cows
he found one of them on the
ground with her four feet sticking
up into the air. It was discover-
ed that lightning had struck the
tree near which "Bess" was stand-
ing and had killed her outright.
Mr. Malone gave the hide to a
man to skin her.
Dossie J. Hassell, si* year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Hasell, died at the family home
near the Holcomb store, south of
the city, Monday morning.
Funeral services were held at
the Hendrix cemetery at 3 o'clock
Monday afternoon, with the Wal-
llace Undertaking company in
charge. Rev. J. W. Treadwell,
Methodist minister of Alto cir-
cuit, officiated. Besides the fa-
ther and mother, young Miss Has-
' sell is survived by a brother and
MRS. KERR TO
Mrs. Charles E. Kerr, wife of
Major Kerr who died in a Jack-
sonville hospital Monday after-
noon, was selected to fill the un-
expired term of her husband as
city secretary and recorder at a
special meeting of the city council.
Mrs. Kerr, a leader in women's
affairs in the city as well as in
public life will take over the
MRS. C. MANESS
BURIED AT ATOY
Mrs. Jewel Redman Maness, 34,
who died Sunday afternoon at
4:30 o'clock at the Nan Travis
hospital in Jacksonville, was laid
to rest at the Atoy ccmetery Mon-
day afternoon as hundreds of
friends and relatives gathered at
the grave to pay last respects.
Born on Dec. 6, 1901, she was
married to Claud Maness on Nov.
9, 1920, and to this union was
born a son, Oran, who is now
15 years of age. At the age of
15 years she professed faith in
Mrs. Maness was ill for two
years prior to her death on Aug.
23rd. Besides her husband, she
is survived by her mother, grand-
mother, and a host of other rel-
Pallbearers were: Ernest Wal-
lace, John Byron Maness, John
Richards, Sam Maness, Monte
Studders, Earl Maness, Jewel Ma-
ness, and Mr. Erwin.
Funeral services, conducted at
the Atoy cemetery, with Rev.
Harris of Jacksonville, conduct-
ing and Wallace Undertaking
company in charge.
Mr. Roosevelt says he will
avoid politics until October. But
he hasn't withdrawn his accept-
ance speech yet.
By shooting all prisoners on
both sides, Spain cuts down the
pension claims later on.
New Dry Goods
Stressing the "Buy-at-home"
movement, Rusk Dry Goods com-
pany will have its grand opening
in the old Mallard building on the
south side of the courthouse
square Saturday morning beginn-
ing at 9 o'clock, M. J. Mayes,
manager, has anounced.
For eight years Mr. Mayes was
connected with 3-Beall Bros.-3 in
Jacksonville and Nacogdoches, six
years of the time being spent in
the Cherokee county city. His
partner in the business, J. B.
White, is salesman for the Peters
"Our complete line," Mr. Mayes
said, "will be sufficient to supply
every family with their clothing
needs. There is no need for Rusk
and citizens of this trade area of
having to make a drive to another
town for merchandise."
A most complete line of Peters
shoes, Stetson hats, Elder sffirts,
and men's and boy's suits will be
carried by the Rusk Dry Goods
company. They will carry Dickey
work clothes, Kery-Kut under-
wear, and other nationally known
brands, including complete piece-
Complete re-modeling of the
old Mallard building has made
the p'oce very attractive and by
Saturday morning they will be
read;-' for the hundreds of mer-
chandise buyers from all over the
Rusk territory who will take ad-
vantage of the many opening
bargri.-.s as advertised in a cir-
cular put in the mails this week.
Rev. John Williams
Invited to Attend
B. T. U. Meet
Belton, August 27—(Spl)-Rev.
| John A. Williams, Rusk, Presi-
j dent of Baptist Training Union of
i District 2, is one of 690 officers
' from 150 counties of Texas in-
' vited to attend the B. T. U. con-
ference at Mary-Hardin-Baylor
College September 1 and 2.
President J. C. Hardy and Dean
E. G. Townsend of Mary-Hardin-
Baylor are both on the committee
to arrange entertainment for
guests. Although the five-week
term of school is in session, two
of the college's largest dormi-
tories and Hardy dining Hall will
be given over to the visiting of-
T. C. Gardner, General director
of Texas Baptist Training Union
wil deliver the keynote address
while other speakers include T.
L. Holcomb and W. A. Harell,
both from Southern Baptist Head-
uuarters in Nashville, Tennesee.
OSCAR N. NEWBURN
FEW WEEKS' ILLNESS
Miss Bob Leake
Miss Robert Leake, member
of the local school faculty receiv-
ed her degree at C. I. A. in Den-
ton Saturday. Miss Irene Snelling
attended the ceremony and the
two returned to their homes in
The reason they call it the Fed-
eral Theatre is because Uncle
Sam is angel for the show.
We haven't heard how thick
Mussolini has set gas stations in
Oscar N. Newburn, 62, owner
and proprietor of the Palace
Pharmacy here for the past eight
years, died at a local hospital
Monday night at 10:30 o'clock. He
had been ill for several weeks.
Funeral services were schedul-
ed to be held this afternoon at the
First Baptist church, with Rev.
D. B. Lloyd, pastor, officiating,
assisted by Rev. C. R. Meador. In-
terment in the City Cemeterw
was to follow.
Mr. Newburn came to Jackson-
ville from Barry about eight
years ago, moving the stock from
a drug store he operated there
to the business here. He was an
active member of the first Bap-
tist Church and rarely missed a
service. Members of the Sunday
School class which he taught
were to serve as pall-bearers, the
boys being active, the girls hon-
He also was a member of the
Surviving are his widow; two
daughters, Misses Theta and Paul-
ine of this city; four brothers,
Dan of Duncan, Okla., A. L. of
Bullard, and C. L. and W. C.
of Jacksonville; and a sister. Mrs.
Marlin James of Vernon.—Jack-
K. C. SNELLING IS
OVER GLASS IN
Cherokee county has a new
sheriff in the person of B. J.
(Bill Brunt and several of the
county precinct officers will
change on January 1st as a re-
sult of the heavy vote cast in the
second primary election Satur-
W. B. Thurman was elected
constable in Precinct No. 3 by
defeating D. E. Jay by a small
margin, and conservative Penn
Bownds, in No. 3 and at Jack-
sonville, was defeated for county
commissioner by Walter Mur-
In this county, George B. Terr-
ell, of Alto, was given a margin
over J. E. McDonald, while
Frank Morris, loser in the state,
was given an edge over his op-
ponent, Ernest O. Thompson.
The vote was:
For Railroad Commissioner:
E. O. Thompson 2987
Frank Mosris 3156
For Agriculture Commissioner:
George B. Terrell 4604
J. E. McDonald 1571
Nat Patton 6179
Ror State Senate:
With only a few votes out, the
total in the state senate race
gave John S. Redditt of Lufkin
a lead of 2,070, according to re-
ports from Mr. Redditt's office
In the outstanding race of East
Texas Saturday, Senator John S.
Redditt of Lufkin was returned
to office by a more than 2,000-
vote majority over W. W. Glass,
according to returns.
Latest returns received here
showed Redditt to have a lead of
2,335 votes, with about 200 .yotes
not accounted for in the district.
Redditt carried six of the eight
counties, wining in Nacogdoches,
Angelina, Sabine, Newton, Jasper,
and Tyler. Glass carried his home
county, Cherokee, and San Aug-
ustine, although final returns may
put San Augustine in the Redditt
The returns by county were as
Nacogdoches — Redditt 2,888;
Angelina—Redditt 4,269; Glass
Cherokee—Redditt 2,478; Glass
Sabine — Redditt 1,341; Glass
San Augustine—Redditt 1,298
Tyler—Redditt 773; Glass 522.
Newton—Redditt 1,392; Glass,
Jasper—Redditt 1,558; Glass,
J H. CHAPMAN
J. H. Chapman, 81, died in
Houston at the home of his son,
• Albert Chapman, Thursday after-
noon. Funeral services were held
here with interment at the local
Mr. Chapman was a resident
of Rusk about 30 years. He at
one time owned a meat market
in this city.
Born and reared at Stephen-
ville, Erath county, he came to
the East Texas country when
he was yet a young man. He left
here about seven years ago to
live with his only son in Houston.
He married Miss Rose Vining,
sister of the late A. M. Vining,
for many years district clerk here.
Rev. R. S. Marshall, pastor of
the First Methodist church, con-
j ducted the services. A number
I of old citizens here were pall-
W. W. Glass 3738
John S. Redditt 2504
B. J. (Bill) Brunt 3827
J. A. Smith 2428
For Commissioner, Prec. No. 2
Wm. Rozelle 743
B. M. Ray , 613
For Commissioner, Prec. No. 3
Walter Murray 1151
Penn Bownds 1114
For Commissioner, Prec. No. 4
Norton Walley 534
A. M. Jordan * 506
For Justice Peace, Prec. No. 4
J. L. Richey 561
W. L. Searcy 478
For Public Weigher, Prec. No.l
Charley Halbert 929
W. L. Odom 657
For Public Weigher, Prec. No. 2
Howard Mason 484
J. E. Brunt .442
For Public Weigher, Prec. No. 5
Bob Dew .......251
George Cribbs 174
For Constable, Prec. No. 3:
W. B. Thurman 1173
D. E. Jay 1069
For Constable, Prec. No. 4:
Ben S. Lewis ..... ..553
' C. C. Skillern ....480
Cbc IDcckly -poiraroip
What well-known man-about-
town was seen last Thursday
night in the lower part of LOVE'S
LOOKOUT PARK . . . not' the
swimming pool, but the park
where you park. . . . JUDGE ROY
BEAN, the Law West of the Pe-
cos at the Texas Centennial, who
was a visitor here last Friday,
said while talking to members of
the Cherokeean force that the
biggest kick he ever got out of
publicity was being put in the
dog-house by EDDIE BARR,
scribe for the Dallas Dispatch.
Trying to find out just old the
old LANG hotel is happens to be
one of the hardest tasks we have
found in these parts. ... If there
is a subscriber who has the date
it was built, we shall appreciate
A marble game on the court-
house lawn takes place of politics
early Monday morning—some-
times one is as sensible as the
other. . . . Imagine BART MA-
LONE'S red face when he went
out to milk and found a cow un-
der a tree with all four feet to-
wards the heavens after Sunday's
electrical storm. . . . Beneficial
rainfall. . . . And so the electorate
says that Cherokee county will
have a new sheriff beginning
January 1st. . . . Four constable-
ships left in Rusk by JUDGE
ROY BEAN—they went to Mayor
E. R. GREGG, President W. H.
HANNA of the Kiwanis club, and
to two members of the Chero-
keean force, E. S. (Snooper)
Erwin, Jr., and the editor.
A new wrinkle for the tax as-
sessor's office is the sign that
Tuesday was attached to the door,
which read: "We are busy in this
office. If you have to see rec-
ords ccne in quietly, get -"hat
you wan. and leave plefr?. No
wills probated." . . . And it was
the first time we knew that wills
were supposed to be probated in
that southwest wing of the first
floor of the courthouse.
RUSK DRY GOODS CO., busy
getting ready for their Saturday's
big opening, seemed to be help-
ing local unemployment situa-
tion a whole lot. . . . LOST: One
$125.00 radio that should hurt
someone's conscience—it was sto-
len—J. P.ACKER, JR ULYS-
SES FRANCIS bubbling over
with tales of the big city. . . .
Traffic is pretty heavy in New
York City, she relates. . . . And
think of RAYMOND BROWN'S
ear. . . . School to open soon;
that means that Eag'e's Echo will
be with you, echoing from the
housetops the scandal of the high
school boys and gals. . . . What
will the boys do when the gals
get off to college? . . . And there's
EVA RUTH BEALL, last year s
Eagle's Echo editor, who is afraid
she'll flunk in college.
LITTLE HOWARD ODOM
ILL IN 'DOCIIES
K. C. Snelling, contractor, who
has been seriously ill for the past
few weeks, was reported to be
slightly improved at times this
week. Mr. Snelling is ill at his
Ray Howard Odom, Jr., infant
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray H. Odom
was taken to the city hospital at
Nacogdoches for treatment early
Sunday morning. An impediment
in his digestive system was the
cause of his illness, the doctors
said. He was due to stay in the
Nacogdoches hospital unt:x Wed-
nesday at least, it was said.
"Knock! Knock!" "Who's
there?" "Adverse." "Adverse
who?" Advertising in The Cher-
lokeean brings results.
COL. ERNEST O. THOMPSON
Taking an early lead and ad-
vancing further into the lead as
the count came in, Col. Ernest
O. Thompson, chairman of the
state railroad commission, was
re-elected in Saturday's primary
Thompson, fiery and red-head-
ed crusader against public utility
companies in his home town of
Amarillo before he went to Aus-
tin, defeated Frank Morris, rela-
tive of the late Lon Morris*
benefactor of the Jacksonville
Methodist junior college.
J P ACKER
A burglar or burglars en-
tered the home of J. P. Acker,
Jr. Sunday night and stole a
radio valued at S125.00. Nothing
else was taken, although the
house was thoroughly ransacked.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Acker were
away from home at the time of
Mr. Acker is manager of a serv-
ice station here.
Be a booster always. Don't let
anyone tell you that Rusk isn't as
good as some other town. This
city is improving. Just look
Harley Sadler's circus and
"Siege of the Alamo" combined
shows, will be in the city for a
day stand today, matinee and
Mr. Sadler's circus, billed as
"America's different circus", is
said by critics to be one of the
finest on the road today.
Capt. Noble Hamiter's mixed
group of trained wild animals,
aerialists, gymnasts, and high
class circus acts, featuring "Vera",
the largest elephant in America
with her 100-pound baby, are
some of the show's many attrac-
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