Birthday Congratulations

from The Malakoff News
Thursday, July 26, 1917

St. Louis, Mo.
July 16, 1917

Mr. Louis J. Scholl, Editor
The News
Malakoff, Texas

Dear Sir:

Please permit me to take this occasion to congratulate you and The News on the 5th birthday of the good paper, a copy of which is sent each week to our St. Louis offices from the office of Mr. J. F. Lehane, our General Freight and Passenger Agent, at Tyler


Louis J. Scholl, Sr.

I am sure I bespeak the sentiment of the rank and file of your readers when I chance to say that your efforts in putting out the publication are very much appreciated.

The attention of Mr. J. M. Herbert, our President, has been attracted to the editorial announcing the paper’s birthday, and he requests me to say that he too, feels it a privilege to congratulate you and wish for you and yours a most happy and prosperous year to come.

When any of our officers can be of service to you, please feel free to command us.

Yours very truly,

J. H. Estes
Special Representative

Birthday Dinner (February, 1925)

Birthday Dinner

From The Malakoff News
19 February, 1925

Postmaster Louis J. Scholl

Postmaster Louis J. Scholl, Sr.

Yesterday, February 18th, Postmaster Louis J. Scholl was entertained at a birthday dinner at the country home of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Clay, northeast of town in the Oakland settlement.  The dinner was the outcome of a little age guessing contest between Mr. Clay and the Postmaster, each missing by one year, but it was discovered that both were born Feb. 18th and two years apart.  Their combined ages are 130 years, Mr. Clay being the older.

About eleven o’clock, Mr. A. L. Clay, accompanied by Mrs. J. B. Clay and sister, and the Postmaster, drove out to the home, and it was not long until the call for dinner was given, and upon entering the dining room, all were seated around a table that fairly groaned with good things to eat.  Everyone seemed to be in the best of condition to do justice to genuine old-fashioned country dinner like our mothers used to prepare with all the modern trimmings added thereto.

There could be no question as to whether the dinner was enjoyed, for the smiling countenance of Mrs. Clay betokened her appreciation of the keen relish with which each guest participated.

A “Bit’ of Looking Back – Postmaster L. J. Scholl Receives Slight Injuries (November, 1925)

Postmaster L. J. Scholl Receives Slight Injuries

From The Malakoff News

Postmaster Louis J. Scholl, Sr.

25 November, 1925

Postmaster Louis J. Scholl received minor injuries in the right hip last Friday night when he was struck by an automobile driven by Clifton Vandagriff.

Mr. Scholl was crossing the street next to the Dan Gentry corner when he saw the car coming down upon him.  He turned in an effort to get out of the way but was too late.  The front fender of the car struck him in the right hip and carried him down the street some fifteen or twenty feet where he rolled clear of the wheels.  He was taken into Payne’s Café where he received medical attention.  Dr. Fowler, after examination, stated that no bones were broken, but the hip was severely bruised.

A “Bit” of Looking Back – A Bunch of Bouquets: Scholl Makes Good in Lone Star State

A Bunch of Bouquets
Scholl Makes Good in Lone Star State

From The Malakoff News
Friday, September 20, 1917

Louis J. Scholl, Sr.

Editor Scholl of the Malakoff News, who for more than a quarter of a century was connected with the Rockwood Times, has made good in the Lone Star State and celebrated his first anniversary as a citizen of Malakoff by issuing a 14 page edition of The News.  The paper was running over with advertising and shows that the merchants of Henderson County believe in letting the people know what they have for sale.  The News has materially improved under the management of Mr. Scholl, and if the people of his adopted home town will stand by him as they should, he will give Malakoff and Henderson County one of the best newspapers in the state. (reprinted from The Rockwood, Tennessee Times)

The Malakoff News, under the present ownership and management of Louis J. Scholl is rapidly coming to the front and valued as one of the best that comes to our desk.  Week before last, it contained 14 pages, every one of which had its own mission, but presenting an interesting and forceful ensemble.  Up-to-date advertisements rubbed elbows with interesting and instructive news items, and altogether, the issue was a “peach” from a journalistic standpoint.  Malakoff can be proud of The News, as well as Mr. Scholl, who can besides have the satisfaction that his efforts are appreciated by the merchants of his town, as well as Athens. (reprinted from The Bullard Herald).

The Malakoff News came out this week in sixteen pages, celebrating the first anniversary of Editor Scholl’s stay in Texas.  The edition was liberally patronized, which in itself, indicates that the people are well pleased with his efforts.  Mr. Scholl has become thoroughly Texanized, and in his first annual edition, he says he trusts the Lord will forgive him for living in Tennessee thirty-odd years when there was such a place as Texas. (reprinted from The Athens Review)

A Nice Paper

The last week edition of The Malakoff News was an extra nice edition of that paper.  It was brim full of advertising of the local merchants and those of Athens, which together with the able workmanship made it quite attractive. (reprinted from The Eustace Herald)

A “Bit” of Looking Back – Postmaster L. J. Scholl Passes Away Suddenly Friday Morning (July, 1928)

Postmaster L. J. Scholl Passes Away Suddenly Friday Morning
Funeral Services Held at the Tabernacle Sunday: Burial in Charge of I.O.O.F. 

From The Malakoff News
Thursday, July 5, 1928

Louis J. Scholl, Sr.

Louis J. Scholl, Sr., age 67, died suddenly at 5:30 Friday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Robertson as a result of a severe attack of Acute Indigestion.  Mr. Scholl, the evening before, was apparently in the best of health, and his sudden departure came as a distinct shock to the entire community.

At 5 o’clock Friday morning, Mr. Scholl arose as usual and started to his work but did not get beyond the front gate when he was stricken.  Mr. O. H. Franks, another occupant of the house, was up at the time and on seeing Mr. Scholl’s condition, ran to his assistance.  Mr. Franks led him back to the porch and seated him in a chair, and on Mr. Scholl’s request, phone for a physician.  The end came just a few moments after the doctor’s arrival.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Tabernacle in the presence of a large gathering of friends by the Rev. I. M. Lambert, pastor of the First Christian Church of Athens.  Burial ceremonies were in charge of the I.O.O.F. Lodge at the Malakoff Cemetery.

The deceased is survived by three children, Mrs. C. B. Dodson of San Antonio; L. J. Scholl, Jr. and Miss Catherine of this city; one brother, Henry Scholl of Marion,Ohio; and one sister, Mrs. John Seiz of Akron,Ohio.