The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, October 2, 1936 Page: 1 of 8
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The Rusk Cherokeean
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"TEXAS' 89-YEAR-OLD NEWSPAPER"
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IN TODAYS ADS
THE RUSK CHEROKEEAN, RUSK, CHEROKEE COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 193(5.
T. M. SHERMAN, DRUGGIST, IS
CHECKED IN POSTMASTER HERE
RELIEVES A. R. ODOM,
T. M. Sherman, local druggist
who runs a drug store on the
east side of the courthouse square,
was checked in as postmaster of
the Rusk postoffice Tuesday, re-
lieving A. R. Odom, resigned.
Mr. Odom resigned because of
"poor health," it was reported.
Serving since the inauguration
of the New Deal, Mr. Odom has
made an excellent record as post-
master here. He succeeded Dud-
ley B. Lawson, now attorney at
Alto, after the defeat of Presi-
dent Herbert Hoover. Mr. Odom
workeu as postmaster during the
oil rush days in Rusk and in 1934
the receipts were largest in all of
His plans after retirement were
not made public.
Coming to Rusk several years
ago, Mr. Sherman has figured
prominently in affairs of the city.
He has operated a high class drug
store on the east side of the court-
house square and made a success
of it in spite of some of the skep-
tics who thought it could not be
Raymond Allen will relieve Mr.
Sherman of his duties at the drug
store as he devotes all of his time
to the post office work.
DE ATH OF MRS.
M. T. ANDREWS
IS TOLD HERE
News has been received here
of the sudden death of Mrs. M.
T. Andrews, wife of Dr. M. T.
Andrews, pastor of the First Bap-
tist church, Texarkana, late Wed-
Her death occurred at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. B. Y. Dan-
iel, at Bartlett. Dr. Andrews was
in Shanghai, China, at the time
of her death, being a member of
a commission, representing the
Southern Baptist convention at
the celebration of 100 years of
Baptist Misisons in China.
Mrs. John A. Box entered Ty-
ler Commercial college, Monday.
While many circusses boast of
any foreign features, the manage-
ment of the Russell Bros, Circus
is emphasiing the fact that their
show might almost truthfully be
advertised as an "All American"
Circus. They claim that at the
Olympic contests as in all sport-
ing events, no matter in what part
of the world they may be held,
Americans are found taking hon-
ors or are close seconds. In ev-
ery class of circus and thrilling
acts, Americans are in the lead.
Of the several dozen truly fea-
ture acts with this circus every
one is of American origin ex-
cept the exceptional wagon wheel
act by Capt. Dalbeanie of Aus-
Radio News Report-
Causes Anxiety of
J. W. Jones Here
A radio news dispatch Sat-
urday had J. W. Jones worried.
A friend heard word that a
Ben Jones, 40, was killed in an
airplane crash in Missouri. Mr.
Jones' son, Ben, riveter for a
Chicago firm, is at present work-
ing in Nevada, Mo., he related
at The Cherokeean office, and he
was fearing that he may be the
"Ben Jones" to whom the news
"My son doesn't fly," Mr. Jones
said, anxiously, "but his construc-
tion company could have had him
rushing back to Chicago for some
A telephone call to The Dallas
Morning News and John King,
managing editor of that daily
newspaper, revealed that no such
story was on the desk at that
Mr. Jones left without informa
tion concerning his son.
LITTLE ODOM IS
GIVING DAD SCARE
PLEDGES PI BETA PHI
A Rusk baby, happy and heal-
thy, is alive because a Nacogdo-
ches doctor used the right treat-
ment in an unusual intestinal dis-
Ray Howard Odom, Jr., son of
Mr. and Mrs. Ray H. Odom, this
city, is the baby.
Contentedly Ray Howard gur-
gles milk from a bottle at meal-
times now, when only a few
weeks ago he was unable to take
nourishment. The Rusk baby was
carried to the Nacogdoches hos-
pital to a baby specialist, Dr.
Tucker. Dr. Tucker examined
him. He thought that an opera-
tion might be necessary. There
was an intestinal deficiency.
Little Ray Howard and his
mother remained in the neighbor-
ing city ten days or more, and
they returned to Rusk. Tuesday
Mr. and Mrs. Odom carried their
baby back to the doctor for ex-
"He's fine and dandy," the doc-
Mr. Odom, a life-long resident
of this city, is city attorney of
i Rusk and a prominent lawyer in
the office of Guinn and Guinn.
SET TO SHOW
HERE OCT. 21
Arrangements have been com-
pleted for exhibitions of Russell
Bros. Circus in Rusk on Wednes-
day, Oct. 21. Not only is Rus-
sell Bros, the biggest and best
circus coming to Rusk this sea-
son, but the foremost tented
amusement enterprise to be bill-
ed for this community in recent
This is one of those three ring
affairs where the spectator is
sure to be afraid he is not seeing
it ^11 and he will probably not
see it all for after it is over he
will discover some children have
seen much more than he did.
The circus is one amusement
that is ever popular—it certainly
has a solid hold on the average
American audience. The radio
cannot present a circus, in fact
the only way to enjoy the circus,
is to attend it.
On account of desiring to en-
courage American acts, this cir-
cus is willing any day to give
amateur circus performers a
chance to display their act.
With pictures, the theatre,
sports, books, only certain classes
are interested—but with the cir-
cus such as the Russell Circus
which has an excellent reputa-
tion for being one of the tetter
and larger ones, the appeal is
general and all sorts and con-
ditions of humanity are in at-
The circus will set up on Goff's
field on Highway 40 near the
Fairgrounds. This was the only
available site that could be found
large enough to accomodate the
vast spread of canvas necessary
for the circus.
Interscholastic league leaders
for 1936 have been nominated
and will be voted upon at the
Cherokee county teachers insti-
tute that meets here Saturday
morning, October 10, it has been
announced by Co. Supt. D. C.
The nominating committee is
composed of Larue Cox, superin-
tendent of the Jacksonville
schools; Joe Moore, principal of
the Craft school; C. T. Jackson,
superintendent of the Summer-
field school system, and Supt.
A. S- Moore of Rusk.
Officers of JjJe league nominat-
D. C. Stockton, director general.
Rayford Holcomb, director of
V. M. Nipper, director of decla-
Miss Lela Palmer, director of
E. S. Erwin, director of spell-
Mrs. John Joplin, director of
R. L. Banks, director of athlet-
Obie Walker, director of rural
Mrs. Fred Dickey, director of
W. E. Conway, director of chor-
B. R. Matthews, director of one
act play. i.
Miss Lela Starkey, director of
Sherman Davis, director of 3-R
Chas. A. Sullivan, director of
G. S. Hart, director of typewrit-
PROGRAM OF CHEROKEE
COUNCIL P.-T. ASSOCIATIONS
Place: West Side School, Jacksonville.
Time: Saturday, 10 a. m., October 3, 1936.
9:45 Registration Committee
10:00 Opening Leader Mrs. D. Richardson
Invocation Rev. Frank Weedon
Greeting Supt. L. Cox
Response Mrs. Hood Jones, Gallatin
10:20 Piano Solo Miss Rosemary Allen, Alto
10:30 School of Instruction Mrs. W. L. Gelling
10:50 Reading Mrs. Allen Miller, Rusk
11:00 Address: "Primping My Child," Mrs. S. A. Latham,
12:00 Luncheon, Jacksonville P. T. A. Hostesses, Mrs. R. L.
1:15 Reading of Minutes.
Roll Call of Associations.
Local Unit Reports.
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas
Hold Open House
Dr. and Mrs. W. M. Thomas
entertained Thursday evening
with open house at their new
home on the Rusk State hospital
grounds. Dr. Thomas is superin-
tendent of the hospital.
The hospital band played on
the lawn and the guests were
shown through the house.
Dahlia-. and roses were used as
deccrr.'ions nnd light refresh-
ments were served.
The doctors and their wives
formed the receiving line.
Mr. and Mrs. Arve Odom, of
Fort Worth, spent the week-end
in th~ home of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. A. G. Odom.
Mrs. Eva Butler of this city,
was r.-i.r.itted to the Nan Travis
hospital, Jacksonville, over the
week-end. Among those dis-
charged, Fay Long, also of this
city. Others admitted were: H. H.
Clarc'y cf Overton, Mrs. W. T.
Hughes ^f Trnup, Yvonne Kam-
kel of Troup, and Harold Graham
of Ponta. Others dismissed were:
Mrs. Mary Cox, Jacksonville, Vir-
gil Waggoner of Arp, John R.
Locke of Jacksonville, Mrs. Lov-
ella Reed of Troup, Mrs. Doris
Tate and infant son of Kilgore,
Mrs. Lena Partlow of Frankston,
Miss Maxinc Parker of Arp, Elo-
ise Holsapple of Troup and Mrs.
Ruby Stringer and infant daugh-
ter of Tyler.
W. J. BURFORD, 42, DIES IN
J'VILLLE AFTER CAR ACCIDENT
HAVE PAID DUES
Continuing their drive for more
members for the fiscal year of
1937, committeemen reported here
Thursday that 88 members had
This total assures them of a
good post for the next year, al-
though they have high hopes of
making it the largest in Rusk's
M. M. Troublefield, new com-
mander; J. E. Hamilton, D. C.
Stockton, and F. D. Waldrop went
to Alto, Forest, and Wells on
the membership drive this week,
also going to Weches where they
looked over buildings at the va-
cated CCC camp and studied ad-
visability of moving it here for
the American Legion hall.
MEET HERE TUESDAY
Annual meeting of Cherokee
County Baptist association will
convene Tuesday at 10 a. m.
with the Rusk Baptist church.
The meeting will continue until
One of the most interesting
questions to come up will be that
of union with Saline association,
which embraces Anderson county.
MISS GENE GREGG
. . . . daughter of Mayor and Mrs. E. R. Gregg, this city, who, as a
student o fthe University of Texas, Austin, was last week announced
as a student wearing pledge ribbon of Pi Beta Phi, symbol of social
prestige at the state school following the 1936-7 rushing season.
Miss Gregg attended Hockaday School for Girls at Dallas last year. /Last October Saline association
She was one of the 375 "co-eds" at the university to be pledged after voted unanimously to invite Cher-
the rush. okee County association to unite
with them. Messengers are ex-
pected to come prepared to vote
on the question. Visitors may
expect a good program both days.
Will A. Lewis, appointed chair-
man of the Democratic National
committee following the death of
the late Major Charles E. Kerr,
has issued an appeal to Demo-
crats of Cherokee county to as-
sist in the national campaign
fund fo rthe re-election of Pres-
ident Franklin D. Roosevelt, Vice
President John N. Garner, and
every Democrat from constable
Democrats do not have money
of the DuPonts in the campaign
and it must come from the peo-
ple throughout the country, Mr.
Lewis pointed out.
Mr. Lewis' letter to the county
Democrats is as follows:
"At the meeting of the exec-
utive committee at Rusk, Texas,
on September 18, 1936, I was
elected chairman of this commit-
tee in place of Major Charles E.
Kerr, deceased, and our commit-
tee was notified at this meeting of
the great necessity for the raising
of funds in each precinct for the
Democratic party in its campaign
for the re-election of Franklin D.
Roosevelt and John N. Garner,
as well as to aid in the election
of all Democrats from constable
"May I not remind you that
it is of the greatest importance
that you at once contact your ex-
ecutive committeeman and be as
liberal with him as you can from
the very necessity that the Dem-
ocratic party is dependent upon
the average man for contributions
to its campaign funds as it does
not have any DuPonts nor men
of that class who are contrib-
uting their thousands to the suc-
cess of the Republican ticket. May
I not further remind you that this
country was never blessed with a
more courageous president than
he who at this,time occupies that
position and by reason of your
efforts, the people of this nation
have been raised from a con-
dition of hopelessness to one of
hope and enthusiasm. It is high-
ly important that Democrats in
every precinct at once proceed
to raise their quota and see that
it reaches their committeeman or,
if you prefer, it may be sent to
me with the names and addresses
of contributors and I will at once
deliver the same to the proper
"Thanking you for your active
cooperation, I am,
"Very truly yours,
"WILL A. LEWIS,
ROSE J.I A RY HATCHETT.
. . . daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
R. L. Hatchett, Rusk, was last
week wearing pledge ribbons
from the Pi Beta Phi and the
Delta Delta Delta sororities of
the University of Texas, accord-
ing to a news report from the
news service of that state insti-
tution. Which sorority she will
be initiated into has not been an-
Attending the Brazos Presby-
tery of the Texas Synod on Tues-
day of last week were Rev. John
Solomon, pastor of the local
Presbyterian church, and O. B.
Slayden, elder in the church.
Dr. Gordon Watts of Bryan,
was elected moderator at the
meeting, Rev. Solomon said on
his return here.
W. J. Bufford, 42, died Wednes-
day morning at 5:30 o'clock at
the Nan Travis hospital in Jack-
sonville following an automobile
accident on the Rusk-Gallatin
road Tuesday afternoon.
Enroute to Rusk from the Gal-
latin community in the after-
noon Tuesday, Bufford and his
companion, Marvin Evans, were
driving along the road peacefully,
when, as they were rounding a
curve, the steering gear locked.
Evans, who was driving the Ford
roadster swerved, the trailer on
and he pulled hard. The steer-
ing gear gave way in time to
save an overturn there, but the
roadster, swerved, the trailer on
the rear pulling them over into
the ditch and overturning the car.
Evans escaped unscratched, but
Bufford died about 13 hours later
in the Jacksonville hospital.
Funeral services were held at
the Lone Dove cemetery at 2
o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev.
Mr. Oliver of Jacksonville, Chris-
tian preacher, conducted the ser-
vices, and W. H. Wallace com-
pany, funeral directors, was in
The deceased is survived by his
wife and four children.
7.233 BALES OF
Census report shows that there
were 7,233 bales of cotton ginned
in Cherokee county from the
crop of 1936 prior to Sept. 16 as
compared with 2,862 bales ginned
to Sept. 16, crop of 1935, Clyde
C. Tidwell, special agent, says.
Mrs. J. T. Murphy of Jackson-
ville, was admitted and Mrs. G. T.
Kennard of Route 1, Jacksonville,
and Garcie Hart of Jacksonville,
were dismissed from Newburn
We have preached many times
that it pays to advertise in THE
county newspaper . . . Saturday
we had more evidence of this
great fact. . . . S. M. MARTIN,
negro living in the Oakland com-
munity, had a brood mare to sell
—He came by the office of this
great moral and metropolitan
weekly office several days ago
and asked how much a want ad
would cost. . . . "SNOOPER"
wrote out an ad and failed to
tell us whether to run it or not.
. . . We ran it, but not on the or-
der of Martin. . . . He came by
Saturday to pay for the ad and
tell us that within an hour after
he had seen the ad in the paper,
a prospective buyer was at his
LONG-HAIRED POETRY WRITER WHO
VISITED HERE MANY YEARS AGO,
SELLS WARES HERE ON SATURDAY
Gov. Alf M Landon
Congressman and Mrs. Nat Pat-
ton of Crockett, and Mrs. E. P.
Palmer of Alto, visited at the
new John Box home here during
the celebration of the golden wed-
ding anniversary of Mrs. Box's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edd Bai-
A striking likeness o. the Repub-
lican candidate for President is this
new crayon portrait, heretofore un-
published, the work of Artist Alfred
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Manning,
Mr. and Mrs C. L. Manning and
son. Phil, visited in Dallas last
If you saw Rex Osborn in Rusk
Saturday afternoon you probably
stopped, turned in your tracks,
and stared as he weaved in and
out of the heavy week-end crowd
on the city streets.
That's because Rex Osborne
is an unusual character.
With long, flowing brown hair,
waving in the breeze as he wan-
dered around with his portfolio
under his arm, he has an almost
Christ-like appearance. Although
only 54 years of age, a few gray
locks are stuck here and there
about his head.
With a bundle of credentials
signed by some of the leading
newspaper publishers and "big
men" of affairs in Houston, his
home town, Osborn was here
on a mission. He is selling poetry
that he wrote himself. The buy-
er gives him whatever he may
feel like he can stand, and the
funny thing about it is that the
more you read his little poems,
the more impressed you are with
But this isn't Osborn's first visit
"I was here many years ago—
when Rusk was a much livelier
town," he related to a Cherokeean
reporter Saturday. "That was
when I was a dancer with "Honey
Boy Evans' Minstrels." Many
Ruskites, no doubt, remember the
show whether they remember
Rex or not. He was born at
Jones Prairie, Milam county.
Speaking of his hair, he relates
that oftentimes when "hitch-hik-
ing" on the highways of this state"
that some drivers stop and are
chagrined to find that he is not
"I just wanta live and dress
like I please, going wherever I
please," the rambler said.
While at The Cherokeean of-
fice he left two samples of his.
poetry. They are:
THIS AND THAT
What is this and what is that?
That and this is this and that.
I've come to this and you've come
So this and that is that and this.
You can have this but I want that,
For this and that makes that and
* * •
Some people go through life with
And die with intentions
I would that I could, so I try that
A kind word with a smile and a
Is the only way I have found to
reach the soul of man
By R. Q M. Osborn.
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Miller, Elton L. The Rusk Cherokeean (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, October 2, 1936, newspaper, October 2, 1936; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth341727/m1/1/: accessed June 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.