The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, February 19, 1937 Page: 8 of 8
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THE RUSK CHEROKEEAN. RUSK. CHEROKEE COUNTY. TEXAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19,1 937
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FURNISHED APARTMENT for
rent—Mrs. H. O. Ward, 233
FOR SALE—Avery riding cotton
and corn planter. Avery disc har-
row. L. B. Russell. 4tpd
Received Car Virginia Carolina
Fertilizer. Several bales all
weights Tomato Sheeting.—Joe
B. Copeland. 4t-30
WANTED TO BUY—Milch cow,
young calf.—See Ben Dobbs,
Rusk Texas. It30
FOR SALE—Gas range and baby
buggy. Second hand.—Mrs. C. W.
Marshall, 195 Main Street lt30
FOR SALE—5 room house. Mod-
dern conveniences. Good loca-
tion. Call 52 or pe ■ Myles Hum-
FOR SALE—Buff Orphington
cockerels, pullets and eggs.
From champion matings. Mrs.
Wiley Black, Rte. 2, Alto Texas.
FOR SALE—Five room house
with bath. On Crockett street. All
conveniences. New garage. Five
bearing pecan trees on place.— j
Bill Shattuck at Ford Station. 4t32 '
SCREEN'S No. 1 GOLD DIGGER
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payroll record book for sale and
in stock. Why go elsewhere for
yours.—The Rusk Cherokeean.
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and other events of interest to
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their dates. There is no charge
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February 26—Annual historical
edition of The Rusk Cherokeean.
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historical data in early.
February 19.—Musicale at Sum-
merfield High school auditorium.
Received this week, Printed
Silks, Silk Linen, Regular Linens,
and other Dress Goods.—Joe B.
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HOW DO YOU
No matter how you make it,
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Yfry moment of purchase, exactly
fight for your favorite method of
for best results, coffee must be
ground to the correct degree for
ST E A K
Dry Salt Jowls
OR "T" BONE
BABY BEEF SHOULDER
X Lbs 25c
Fairway Food Mkt.
Joan Blondell, recognized as the champion gold digger of the
screen is co-starred with Dick Powell in the fifth, biggest and
best of the Warner Bros. "Gold Digger" series, the "Gold
Diggers of 1937," First National's great musical playing at the
Texas Theatre, Saturday Mid-night, Saturday and Sunday.
YOU TELLIN' I—
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from tliem right now, and our
advise to tha East Texas far-
mer, in sp}te ...of our kind
friend, Willard T. Bright of
the Gaines County News, Sea-
"Yoti ready to
sccfe>i?Ml ,tffat.7e?4eess- dirt,
outjiffWest Tej^a?, its na&Ve
tantj' it jvon't support a family for
every 15 or^2ftflmiies, arid I know
derried well fij won't help your
cotton or corn.*''''
If those boys > out beyond the,
borders of civilisation would come
back to God's s'oianVry and jet that
desert country-grow a little more
Johnson . grass, J wc all could do
well in beautiiUl East. Texas,
May it be ele^M'l;/ understood by
our clientele and by the Gulf
Public Service company, ;its offic-
ials and its attorneys, that the
Rusk Cherokeoan has nothing
personal against any single mem-
PRUNES LB 5°
Grapefruit 3 for 10c
SOAP 6 FOR 25°
OATS PKG. 25°
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
Serial and Cartoon
Every Friday is HOT SEAT
NIGHT. Don't Miss the Fun
SUNDAY and MONDAY
AT THE OPERA"
Also Clyde Lucas Orchestra
WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY
It's a laugh every second of ninety
minutes . . . Stan and OHie with
their long-lost twin brothers, Bert
Pet Smith Specialty
And Movietone News
ber of that organization. I do not
feel that the Cherokeean has been
getting enough of the GPS bus-
iness, advertising and Job print-
ing, but this does not enter my
mind for a minute as I begin and
continue the crusade for lower
The Gulf Public Service
company rates are entirely
out of line. There's not a
question in my mind about
that, it is a shame to have
people point at'Rusk and say,
"She has the highest rates
of any town in Texas." What
1 industry would want to lo-
• cate here under those con-
, It is the .duty of the newspaper
to ?ive information of this sort,
A newspaper that docs not. is. not
fulfilling one of its main purposes
for existence or one of its obliga-
tions to its community,
• The Cherokeean has not
had a word from the GPS
concerning our fight. They
know that we have our col-
umns open to them at all
times to discuss their side of
the question. If they have
an argument at all, it will
apppear in these columns.
I don't think they will try
to defend themselves, because
there is no defense.
Now don't think for one minute
that all of the arguments that
have come to you via this news-
paper are "half cracked." The
Gulf Public Service company, if
you ask them, may tell you that
they are. The writer studied the
utility question when a student
in a university of this state and
I have studied it even more
since realizing that Rusk has the
highest utility rates in Texas.
The telephone company and the
gas company are a little out of
line themselves, and I'm going to
give those utilities more study
after the light and power situa-
tion is cleared.
PHONE 222 —WE DELIVER
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
I .VJ7r.Eh' QT 'JLLIVAN
! ^ 1 a hyp mctm*
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for, and letting them know that
the success of the Rusk club de-
pends upon them and their en-
Mrs. Curry, the wife of Vir-
gil, played two delightful vio-
lin solos. A group from the
Rusk High band were on the
program, and, aside from a
few interruptions from the
sidelines—of members who
tried to get into the "spot-
light"—the affair was most
successful. A good represen-
tation was there.
Edward Hughes, one of Prof.
Fred Martin's band students, play-
ed two trombone solos, "Out of
the Dusk Came You," and "Neo-
politan Knights." A horn trio com-
posed of M. W. Gentry, Odell
Musgraves, and John Hunter,
played the "Pligrims's Chorus"
from Wagner's opera, "Tannhaus-
er." These selctions were highly
HERE AND THERE among the
Kiwanis members . . . Mayor E.
R. Gregg turned pale and then
red once . . . Holland Page, Jr.,
and wife were there as guests . . .
so were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred
Davies, Jr., the lattei the former
Miss Mildred Musslewhite . . .
W. H. Byrd came in for a little
razzing, too . . . President Gregg
is looking forward to many ac-
complishments of the club this
year, with membership and spirit
higher than usual ... A worth-
while program has been outlined
by the organization . . . And they
aim to carry out their plans.
Speaking on a very familiar
subject, Principal Gerald
Chapman of the Rusk High
school, told a few things of
interest to parents concerning
their children, particularly
as applied to the father and '
son. He implored the men to
be "buddies" with their boys
and to know theni. Prof.
Chapman said that a boy has
two languages—one he uses
at home and the other he uses
with his gang. He then asked
the question, "How many of
you dads know both languag-
WELLS BANK ROBBER—
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cei t ten years in the state peni-
tent 1. .y. There he and a compan-
ion Lj.iccived the idea of an es-
cape through the penitentiary
sewer. Eventually they were
suc.v.'.sful and when they went
out they took between 10 and 15
othe J with them.
O'Keith had worked on con-
struction jobs in former years and
learned then how to read blue-
prints, some of which had been
there 50 years. Every day when
he and this companion would go
to the mine where they worked
the y would take one of these
bin ;prints. If it was not the one
they wanted, then they would
destroy that blueprint. Finally,
they found the right one and dug
the tunnel from the mine to the
sewer. The only opening was only
18 inches square. This meant only
men slight in statue could go that
way. The last one to attempt to
go through was a fat Irishman
named Murphy, who became
wedged in the hole and was
caught, half in and half out. The
convicts had to crawl 1,800 feet
before they came to a cesspool.
They were about to swim the Mis-
souri river when they caught a
freight train headed for Kansas
Guard Is Shot
O'Keith was caught in Texar-
kana. While he and another boy
were being taken back through
Arkansas by a government finger-
print man, the companion, accord-
ing, to O'Keith, shot the guard.
O'Keith also had to go to the peni-
tential in connection with this.
He was committed to the Arkan-
sas penitentiary for 15 years. He
served about two years when he
While in the Arkansas peniten-
tiary O'Keith minipulated, with
the help of some lawyers in Wich-
ita, Kan., whose names he refus-
j ed Uoidivulge, to have the claim
for his return to Kansas to serve
i out his sentence set aside. The
I case went to the supreme court,
he said, but he, won it. .
O'Keith. also refused to cay who
helped him get a parole in Arkan-
sas twice, the second time from a
20-year sentence for robbing the
Camden, Ark., bank of $24,000. He
said when people were nice to him
he appreciated it and was not go-
ing to talk about them in such a
way that they might be incrimin-
ated. He hinted that one must
know conditions in Arkansas to
understand the parole system of
O'Keith robbed the bank in
Arkansas because he thought he
could get by with it. He said now
it was hard to do that, but at the
time he had actually looked up
and considered statistics on bank
robber captures before he did it.
He found that as a general rule it
took several to rob a bank and
convictions averaged one from
He Needed $2,00
When he robbed the Wells State
bank in Cherokee county last
summer, however, it was because
he needed money. He owed some
money and had to pay the debt by
August 4. He needed $2,000. He
robbed the bank on July 31 and
secured $3,091. He refused to tell
where the money went, but said
that he got it to the proper parties
in time to pay the debt. He said
he would not have robbed the
Wells bank if he had not thought
he would be tried in state court.
If he had known he would come
up before a federal judge he!-
would not have chosen that bank,
It was after he had served terms
in Kansas and Arkansas peniten-
tiaries that by lying, he gained ad-
mittance to Washington university
in St. Louis, O'Keith said. That
was in 1931. He had not graduat-
ed from high school, but had the
equivalent and passed the en-
trance examinations. He wanted
with all his heart to study medi-
cine. But now that wish will
never be gratified. The story in-
RUSK PH. 100
"PUNCH and BEAUTY"
As Hop-A-Long Cassidy
Cartoon — News
SUNDAY and MONDAY
BEST "GOLD DIGGERS" YET!
musical H • t «*«. ,w«th
Music and Lyrics by Harry Warren A Al
Dubin and Harold Arlon & E Y. Harburg .
Musical Numbers Created and Directed
by BUSBY BERKELEY * A Firs} National
Firtur. Directed by LLOYLJ BACON
'HOLD THE WIRE"
JAMES DUNN J
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Trnvelia)'; — NeWs
WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY j
AND A WOMAN"
Filmed in Natural Color /
BETTY BOOP Z,
Screen Vodvil News
volves his dismissal from the uni-
versity in 1933. %
Medical Student '
O'Keith was very fond of his
roommate. The boy was the son
of a prominent doctor and also a
medical student. According to
O'Keith, his roommate became in-
volved in some trouble in which %
O'Keith admits he had a part, but ■
said he was not entirely to blame.
However, in order to shield his
roommate who had a family,
O'Keith "took the rap." He had no
family and it did not matter, he
said. The offense, however, was
an illegal operation which will
never permit O'Keith, no matter
how many correspondence courses
he could take in prison, to obtain
credit toward a medical degree. >
That's all finished, he said. *
BITS 0' PHILOSOPHY
Dean E. V. White
Texas State College for Wo-
Silence is the best rebuke to
one who talks too much.
You do not have to be bossy to *
command respect. f
Count the good deeds you ought
to do, not those yoti have already
Small things ar > done by rule,
big things by trial. «"<
MICKEY AND HIS MA - - By Geo. B. Hawkins
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She's gonna give a party and she's gonna
make all the sandwiches with the bread
from the Rusk Bakery. Some of them
sandwiches is gonna be toasted and some
is gonna be jest plain. She sez it don't
make no difference which I eat the most
of—they're all gonna taste good, made
with Very-Best Butter Bread.
RUSK BAKERY f
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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/m1/8/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.