The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, February 19, 1937 Page: 2 of 8
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THE RUSK CHEROKEEAN, RUSK. CHEROKEE COUNTY. TEXAS, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 19,1 987
Weekly Newspaper Published
Friday Morning At Rusk,
Entered as second class matter,
July 16, 1919, at postoffice at
Rusk, Texas, under the Act of
March 3, 1879.
Tom Johnson's Fence
Tom Johnson had a fence be-
tween his field and his pasture.
The posts were 14 feet apart.
Some of them were old and weak.
There were three strands of barb
wire and some if it was rotten.
Every year when the corn tassel-
ed in June some of his cattle
would break through the fence
and damage his crops. He put
yokes on them, but a big one-
horned spotted cow would push
till something gave away and the
other cattle would follow her in.
At gathering time he would al-
ways complain about how his
crops had been damaged and how
many times he had run the cattle
out and patched the fence.
One fall at the gin old man Hess
said, "Tom, I'll tell you how you
can put a stop to that. It will
take some labor and expense, but
it will be a saving in the long run.
When you get all your crops
gathered, go and tear down that
old fence and build you a new
one. Put the posts ten feet apart
and set them down at least 18
inches in the ground. Then put
four strands of heavy cattle barb
wire up tight. A cow that gets
through or over that ought to be
sent to Ft. Worth to be butcher-
Tom Johnson took old man
Hess's advice and took the yoks
off his cattle. Even old Spot never
Old Man Hess, in talking about
it next summer, said, "A poor
fence around a pasture is an in-
vitation to cattle to break
It is just as true of our laws as
of fences. They need to be so
built and so maintained that when
ever a lawbreaker runs against
one he is thrown for a loss. A lax
system of law enforcement is like
a fence with sagging wires and
rotten posts; it is an invitation to
the criminal to break through. If
the one inclined to violate the law
figures that he has a 50-50 chance
to beat the law or get a suspended
sentence, he will gamble on his
luck and break the law.
A strict enforcement of the law
is the kindest treatment in the
long run to the criminal class.
America is the most criminal of
all the civilized nations because
our enforcement of the law is so
lax as to invite men to become
criminals. Our prosecuting at-
torneys and our juries and our
judges need to act so that law
violators will realize the chances
are as overwhelming against them
as if they were bucking a marble
board or any other slot machine.
That may sound hard-boiled.
It is. So is dehorning cattle. That
seems cruel. But it is the kindest
treatment to the whole herd. They
then can't hook and scar one an-
other. In bad weather they can
be crowded into the shelter of a
barn like so many sheep. It means
safety for the weak and peace-
The law-abiding people have
the right to be protected by our
courts and juries.
In this column answers will be
given to inquiries as to Texas his-
tory and other matters pertaining
to the State and its people. As
evidence of good faith inquiries
must give their names and ad
dresses, but only their initials
will be printed. Address inquiries
to Will H. Mayes, Austin, Texas.
Article 1440, Revised Civil Stat-
utes of Texas, requires every
person, firm, company or corpor- | and political center of the Amer-
ation furnishing lights or gas serv- * ""
Q. What prosperous East Texas
town was once known as "Cow
Hill?" T. B. M.
A. Commerce, so named be
cause of its prospects for becom-
ing a comercial center, but now
known best as the home of the
East Texas Teachers College.
Q. (a) Was San Felipe ever
the capitol of Texas? (b) Was
court held there about 1846, and
if so over what part of the state
did it have jurisdiction? L. W. F.
A. (a) San Felipe was estab-
lished, July 26, 1823, and while
it could hardly have been call-
ed the capitol of Texas, it was for
all practical purposes the capitol
BIG DEAL ON?
Barber and Beauty Shop
ice which requires the payment
on the part of the user of such
service of a deposit of money as
a condition precedent to furnish-
ing the same shall pay six per
cent (6%) interest per annum on
such deposit to the one making
same, From the time of such de-
posit, the same to be paid ON THE
FIRST DAY OF JANUARY OF
EACH YEAR if such service be
It has been the custom of the
gas company to give this 6 per
cent interest each to the users,
but they have always been one
month late with it.
However, the Gulf Public Serv-
ice company, never has, so far as
is known to the writer, deducted
from the electric bills your credit
of this interest. This company will
pav it to you, BUT YOU HAVE
GOT TO DEMAND IT! they have
been holding your interest for
several years, and will not give
you any credit for the interest
your interest has earned—so you
might just as well get it. In some
cases, you will find this interest
will take care of your March light
This piece of information is
given to you because many hun-
dreds of users in this and other
cities do not know that they are
entitled to it. It is your money;
demand that the company either
pay you or give you credit to date
on your next month's electric
"' ' Sincerely your,
Edwin D. Guinn.
ican colonists until the constitu-
tional convention at Washington-
on-the-Brazos, March 1, 1836. (b)
Austin county was organized in
1837 and in 1842 the county seat
v/as moved from San Felipe to
Bellville, where the courts with
county jurisdiction have since
MT. HOPE, Feb. 16.—Church
was held at Mt. Hope Sunday
night with a large crowd attend-
Miss Mozell Watson spent the
week-end at Oakland.
Miss Mary Jane Phillipps was ■
Sowell's home •
While a heavy snowfall covers
the nothewest and gales are rip-
ping off roofs in the mid-section
of the country, Congress is trudg-
ing to and from its place of busi-
ness, or more accurately speaking,
riding in autos to and from its of-
ficial workshop, through weather
that in most sections of the land
would be regarded as resembling
the calm of early spring. Al-
though the weather may be serene
the same canndt be said of con-
ditions within the walls of the
capitol. Perhaps first and fore-
most there is the serious question
as to what ought to be done about
the Supreme Court. Upon the
one hand there is painted the pic-
ture of a small group of over-
worked old gentlemen wielding
too much power and impeding the
nation's progress. Upon the other
hand, the court is at present con-
stituted is regarded as represent-
ing concentrated mature judg-
ment defending every path along
which oppression might be likely
to tread. Between these two ex-
treme opinions Congress must de-
cide, or assume the more difficult
task of selecting a satisfactory
When is a man too old for
his job whether on the su-
preme bench or elsewhere?
Mr. Taft thought that judges
should be retired at 70, and
Elihu Root, whose recent
passing at 92 was marked by
the regret of those outside of
his party as well as those
within it, formally retired at
three score and ten, only to be
called back to repeated public
service even by those opposed
to him politically although
they did not under rate his
ability. At eighty-four Mr.
Root was considered capable
of carrying out an important
missions for the United States
abroad. At that age many a
man cannot find his way to
and from the post-office. As
to when a man is "old", one
must fail back upon the gen-
eral rule that circumstances
Smith No. 2. When it comes to
doing away with long hours for
housework, all rules seem to fail.
Milburn Fitts, son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. H. Fitts, was a week-end
visitor with his family here. A
student in the West Point prep
school at Fort Sam Houston in
San Antonio, he was here only a
few hours Saturday and Sunday.
The fire truck made a run to
the home occupiel by Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Ward and family in
the east part of town early Mon-
day morning. The flue of the
house burned out and a neighbor
turned in the alarm after seeing
the flames shooting above the
Felix Josserand and Mrs. Frank
Josserand, Earl Josserand's broth-
er and mother attended the funer-
al of her niece, Miss Hazel Gam-
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at Miss Jewell Sowell's home j °0°
Supnday. ' ! A prominent foreigner, tempo-
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Halbert' orarily resident in Washington,
gave a party Friday night and i when charged with failure to ap-
all reported a good time. i pear and make a speech, reported
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Ford spont with chagin that he had forgotten
could lift o
Sunday at Mr. and Mrs. John
Mrs. Sue Phillipps spent Sun-
day with Mrs. Sowell.
Mr. and Mrs. Varnn are still on
the sick list.
Mr. Lacy Craig came home from
the hospital Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Langston and
children spent Sunday at their
Miss Ora Lee Wallace and her
mother spent Sunday with Mrs.
IRON HILL, Feb. 16.—Mr.
Chester Gifford of Beaumont, vis-
ited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Gifford during the week-end;
. Miss June Ellis visited her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Olan Ellis of
Summerfield during the week-
Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Bynun
visited relatives at Ponta Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Parsons and
family visited Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Parsons of Waker's Chapel Sun-
Miss Hazel Keahey of Rusk,
visited her mother, Mrs. J. R.
Keahey during the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Baxter and
family visited Mr. and Mrs. Odom
of Rusk, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hutchison of
Palestine visited Mrs. J. R. Kea-
hey last Thursday and Friday.
Miss Edna Mae Baxter visited
her sister, Mrs. Henry Tullis of
Redlawn during the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Banks and
son, Roy, of Walker's Chapel, vis-
ited Mr. and Mrs. Buck Banks
Carl Click of Tyler, visited his
friends here Sunday.
Mesdames Sam J. Smith, F. B.
Guinn, Louis Butler, and John
Wightman spent Wednesday in
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Guinn are
| visiting in Grigsby.
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Mrs. Herbert Smith of Palestine
visited her sister, Mrs. J. P. Ack-
Mrs. Eula Caywood, who is em-
1 ployed in Tyler, spent the week-
all about it, a circumstance that
suggest several things. In the first
place, it must be great to bo prim-
ed at all times to such a degree
that having to make a speech can
be forgotten. Most of us are more
likely to forget the speech when
the hour of trial arrives. Again,
it is to be wondered whether the
dinner suffered by lack of the ad-
dress, no matter how good it
might have been. In this connec-
tion it is to be remarked that
there was a sound plank in the
platform of a by-gone Detroit
politician who said that he believ-
' ed in short speeches and long eats.
Bad luck often picks
strange dates for its appear-
ance, as the life story of al-
most averyone will prove. It
seems, however, that a Cali-
fornia car owner is entitled
to whatever prize may be
awaiting the person with the
strangest story along that
line. His car was smashed
on the day he made his final
payment upon it.
It is said that more than two
hundred acres of timber are re-
quired to furnish paper that goes
into the single Sunday edition of
a widely circulated daily. That
is bad for the forests, but it hap-
pens that the printing of news-
papers is destined to go on, and
nobody is greatly concerned about
the fact that when he pockets his
newspaper he has bought for a
nickle, and is carrying off, a tree
that may have required 50 years
for its growth. The answer to
the wail over the decrease in the
supply of wood is to be answered
not by frowning on newspaper
publication and other activities
which consume that substance,
but by devising a sound forestry
policy which will meet the ever-
increasing demands made upon
A labor leader argues for the
reduction of working hours as a
means of spreading employment,
which may be sound doctrine as
to the male population, since it is
possible to hire two carpenters in-
stead of one. How it can be ap-
plied to the housewife is not so
obvious. Clearly it will not do to
have Mrs. Smith No. 1 and Mrs.
OAKLAND, Feb. 16.—Brother
Defoe filled his regular appoint-
ment Saturday night and Sunday.
There is a good many sick with
flu and pneumonia at the present.
Attendance at singing Sunday
night was reported fine for the
sickness in the community.
Mrs. Orville Johnston returned
home Sunday from Nan Travis
hospital where she has been ill
for two weeks from severe burns.
Mr. and Mrs. Emory Halbert en-
tertained with a party Friday
night. Everyone reported a nice
Mr. and Mrs. Albert King and
sons, Perry Mark and Ronald
Wynn, visited relatives at Wells
over the week-end.
Mrs. Nettie Jewell Halbert of
Jacksonville, visited relatives here
over the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Nance had
as their guests for dinner Sunday
Mr. Ray and Jr. Beaudett and |
Mr. Roy Henley, all of Rusk.
Mr. George Johnston's family'
is improving from the flu this ]
Miss Wilma Lee Lloyd spent 1
Sunday night with Miss Blanche |
Mr. and Mrs. Shellie Parks and
mother, Mrs. Laura Parks, spent
Sunday with their sister, Mrs.,
Shorn Smith of Rusk.
Those on the sick list this week
are: Mark King and son, Billy,
Misses Lyndell and Lucille Hal-
bert, and Odis Woods.
Mr. Leonard Nance of Lone
Oak, spent the week-end with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Nance.
Mr. Robert Nance, Alvin Berry,
and Johnnie Clayton were visitors
in the home of W. J. Nance Sun-
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Johnston vis-
ited in the home of Mr. George
Mrs. Lila McKiney had to re-
turn home from school Friday
because of illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Halbert and
family visited their son, Mr.
Johnnie Halbert and Family of
Mrs. Tom Halbert and daughter,
Mrs. Olan Woods, visited Mrs.
Walter King Monday afterno in.
Miss Ola Nance returned home
last week after spending two
weeks with her brother, Mr. Rob-
ert Nance of Lone Oak.
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Miller, Elton L. The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, February 19, 1937, newspaper, February 19, 1937; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth341699/m1/2/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.