The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, August 28, 1936 Page: 2 of 8
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pE RUSK CHEROKEEAN
Brew L. MILLER - - EDITOR & PUBLISHER
I Weekly Newspaper Published Every Friday
Morning At Rusk, Cherokee, County, Texas.
as second class matter, July 16, 1919, at
ice at Rusk, Texas, under the Act of
:h 3, 1879.
One Year (Cherokee, Henderson, Angelina, Nac-
ogdoches, Smith, Houston, Anderson, and Rusk
counties .... $1.00
Months (Cherokee and adjacent counties) 65c
Outside Cherokee County and in Texas, one
Outside Texas, except Louisiana, one year $2.00
The Cherokeean is proud of its heritage. It is
Texas' oldest weekly newspaper in continuous
existence, having been founded just two years
•Iter Texas was annexed to the United States,
in February, 1847, as The Rusk Pioneer.
SLOW DOWN AT NIGHT
Here is some worth-while advice to motorists:
As soon as darkness descends, slow down, pronto!!
In spite of the fact that the bulk of cars are
operated almost entirely during the day, well
over half of the fatal accidents last year occurred
at night. Sixty-nine per cent of the victims were
pedestrians. And the death rate for the evening
rush hours was over 100 per cent greater in win-
ter than in summer, due to darknes.
Unconsciously or otherwise, many motorists
chronically "overdrive their headlights"—that is
they could not bring their cars to a stop \ffithin
the illuminated distance before them. And more
powerful lights are no cure for this—they pro-
duce glare, a potent cause of head-on crashes, and
are justly illegal in most states.
The pedestrian, of course, is not wholly free
from blame. It has been extensively publicized
that one should always walk on the left-hand
side of the highway facing oncoming traffic—but
a great many night walkers apparently haven't
heard the news yet. And many of them also don't
seem to realize that to walk on a dark highway
wearing dark clothes is an invitation to the coro-
ner. Light refraction is an eccentric thing—and a
darkly-dressed pedestrian often can't be seen by
the motorist until it is too late.
Thus, we need education for the pedestrian as
well as for the driver. But in the meantime, the
driver should take every precaution—and even go
to what may seem ridiculous lengths—to operate
his car safely. After all, he is in command of a
potentially lethal vehicle that literally kills more
men than does war. DON'T TAKE A CHANCE.!!!
OAe RU5K tDITOR,
NOW THAT the election is over—a total has been
made—and you either won or lost your favo-
rite candidates this department of your county
newspaper begs that you begin with the very
first session of your state legislature and your
national congress in keeping up with the records
of your representatives in those places.
Hon. Nat Patton wil represent this Seventh
Texas district in the lower house of Congress.
Watch his vote on all questions. See wether he
is supporting utilities or the people. The vote is
in the papers every day that congress is in session.
On those other important issues that come up in
the national law-making house the same thing is
true. You should be the judge.
In the upper house, or the United States Senate,
Morris Sheppard and Tom Connally are Texas'
representatives. Two years from now Mr. Connally
will be up for re-election. Don't rely upon the
ballyhoo and political propaganda of a campaign
to get the dope on these men because nine times
out of ten it will be coated with the words from
either Mr. Connally or his opponents, if any.
Down in the Texas legislature, the people of
Cherokee county have elected H. T. Brown to fill
the post left vacant by W. W. Glass, who ran for
State Senate. In the State Senate will be John S.
Redditt. It is your duty and mine to keep up with
these men to see what they are doing. Mr. Redditt
made as good a record as one might possibly make
there during the past four years. I know that to
be a fact, but to convince some of the opposition
that he did was impossible.
Too, we are hoping that some effort will be
made to discontinue the practice of personal at-
tacks before another election rolls around. It some-
times elects a man, but I believe that I would ra-
ther run a losing race and let it be said that I
conducted a clean, clear-cut campaign.
PRFERENTIAL BALLOT IS
OPPOSED WHEN ONCE TRIED
BY GORDON K. SHEARER,
United Press Staff Correspondent
AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 27.—(UP)
—Experience of states that have
tried a preferential primary elec-
tion ballot seems to be against
that form of voting, now being
discussed by Texas political lead-
Some variation of the present
system under which a majority
of all votes cast is necessary for
nomination, likely, will be pro-
posed at the State Democratic
Convention in Fort Worth on
Eleven states have tried the
preferential ballot. Maryland
alone retains it. As indicated by
the name, the ballot is one by
which voters express their pref-
erence rather than a single choice.
Various methods are used to
determine the preference.
Typical is the preferential bal-
lot designed by James W. Buck-
lin of Colorado. Upon it the
voter notes his first choice, his
second choice and as many third
choices as he desires.
If no candidate has a majority
of first choice ballots, second
choices are added. If no candi-
date has a majority of the com-
bined first and second choices,
third choices are added. If a
majority still is lacking the high-
est plurality wins.
The Maryland plan is slightly
different. The primary elections
is followed by a state convention.
The delegation from each county
is instructed to vote for the first
choice nominee as shown by
county returns. If he fails to
win the convention nomination,
the county then casts its vote for
its second choice and so on.
Present Texas election law calls
for nomination by a majority of
all votes cast. It results in a
By Charles E. Simons
Austin, Texas, August 27.—In-
creasing demands for additional
support of the state's many act-
ivities hsr.e made two chairman-
ships in the Texas legislature
key points in the whole govern-
mental bcheme and the work of
the Senate finance chairman and
the house appropriations com-
mittee in the 45th legislature
will have an important bearing
on the success of the state's fis-
cal operations during the next
The task of parceling out the
state's hard earned tax dollars
is assigned to these two com-
mittees. Broad-shouldered Sen-
ator John S. Redditt of Lurkin
served as chairman of the senate
group in the lajst legislature,
while representative Homer M.
Leonard of McAllen presided o-
ver the house committee.
The job as chairman requires
patience, couragcj, ancj intelli-
gence, coupled with tact, diplo-
macy, and an intimate knowledge
of the state government and the
functions and necessities of the
many state departments. The com-
mittees must go over, item for
item, the projected expenditures
of every dime of the state's mo-
ney, decide if judicious expendi-
tures have been made in the
In 3 Days
salve.'itosrorors Hetdicke, SOsuite
T«Y "*U.-riY-TISfr-- VOtLD'S (EST LIHIrtENT
past, calculate the rec;'r'"?meni:
for the biennium and L^ura thr:
care in disbursement of L.nds is
excerised in the future.
The committees, in addition to
being about the most important
are recognized as the hardest
working, and the members, but
particularly the chairmen, are
under heavy pressure from the
time a session begins until it
ends. The burden of keeping the
committee's machinery working
smoothly and efficiently falls on
That both Senator Redditt and
Representative Leonard perform-
ed their tasks well and diligently
is shown by the esteem in which
they are held by their fellow
members and by the fact that
Governor James V. Allred accept-
ed the appropriation bills passed
under their leadership with prac-
tically no changes.
Senator Redditt was appointed
chairman of the senate commit-
tee during his first term, a sig-
nal accomplishment, and doubt-
less would serve as chairman of
this all important committe dur-
the next legislature. A successor
to Representative Leonard will
depend largely on the outcome
of the race for the speakership
of the house, for which he is a
candidate, and several likely pros-
pects have been mentioned. Chair-
manship of each of these commit-
tees carries considerable weight
and adds much to the prestige of
the member with the ability to
fill them satisfactorily.
Length of uninterrupted ser-
vice counts much in the legisla-
ture as in the Congress of the
United States. Texas was able to
command so many chairmanships
of importance when the Demo-
crats took command because of
the well established principle of
re-electing its congresman to of-
fice who had given satisfactory
service. The Texas legislature
lists many men who have served
their districts for year},.
To the uninitiated, legislative
machinery is often intricate and
seemingly contradictory bit of
arithmetic. For instance Gov.
James V. Allied has approxi-
mately 53,000 more votes in the
last Democratic primary than the
total cast for his four opponents,
yet his majority vote was only
about 2G,0i;0. The majority vote
is computed by adding all the
votes and dividing by two rather
than by adding the votes of all
opposing candidates and compar-
ing with that of the leader.
Rejection of the preferential
ballot in 10 states is attributed
to difficulty in getting voters to
mark the ballot properly. Some
seemed unable to understand its
intricacies; others insisted on
single-shotting their favorite can-
didate by refusing to vote for
estine visited Mrs. Tom Watson,
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Piper of
Neches spent the week-end with
Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Be?.rd were
visitors in Houston Saturday.
Miss Luella Fai of Abilene is
visiting relatives i e this week.
Albert Conway of Sulphur
Springs is visit in. , Mi s. F. E.
Mrs. J. P. Crawford and Mr.
and Mrs. Olin Ferguson and W.
H. Ferguson were shonnine in
Rusk and Jacksonville, Saturday.
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MAYDELLE, Aug. 26.—Mr. and
Mrs. Joe B. Mullinix of Hull spent
the week-end in the T. F. Mul-
Miss Velma Norwood spent Sat-
urday night in Rusk with her
Mrs. B. H. Higgins visited Mrs.
Clay Bingham, Saturday.
Misses Nanibel and Ona Arn-
wine returned home Saturday
from Nacogdoches where they at-
tended summer school.
Miss Eliza Ivy of Rusk was a
visitor here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Crawford of
Craft were visitors Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Bolton were
visitors to Rusk Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Benge of
Rusk visited Mr. and Mrs. Joe
E. Moore, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Watson
and Mrs. Mertie McLen of Pal-
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its workings meaningless and
most of the time of a new mem-
ber is consumed in gaining a
knowledge of how to proceed.
To accomplish some things in the
legislature requires only a maj-
ority vote while others may take
two-thirds or four-fifths. Bills
and resolutions of a certain type
may be considered only on spec-
ific days. Certain bills or forms of
legislation are given . preference
over other matters.
Knowledge of these intricacies |
is of inestimable value to a mem-
ber of either house and often |
spells the difference between a
legislator who is able to accom-
plish things for his district and
the one who, lacking efficient
working knowledge fumbles and
drops the ball legislatively speak-
There will be many members
burning the midnight oil between
now and next January, brushing
up on the rules.
THIS WEEK IN TEXAS
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Week of August 23
1826—On August 24 the Federal
Congress decreed that a per-
manent calvary force be rais-
ed to defend the fronteir.
1836—On August 27 Henry M.
Morfit was sent to Texas by
President Jackson to invest-
igate the military, civil, and
political conditions of the new
Republic. This information i
was necessary before recog-'
nition of the new government
could be considered.
1843-Following recognition of the
Republic of Texas by Great
Britain, Captain Charles El-1
liott of the British navy was
sent to Texas to sponsor cor-
dial relations. He arrived on
1856—An act to establish the
state intstitution for the deaf
and dumb was passed on Aug-
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Miller, Elton L. The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, August 28, 1936, newspaper, August 28, 1936; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth341690/m1/2/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.