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H H THE TENNESSEE TIMES 1 CONSOLIDATED. 1S$5 CROSSVILLE CHRONICLE VOL. XXXV. CROSSVILLE, TENNESSEE, WEDNESDAY. February 2, itzu NO. OLD HICKORY POWDER PLANT! RAILWAY WAGE REDUCTION .OPEN OFFICES IN KNOXVILLEi WHEAT FARMERS ON JOB Crqssvi Cot Ninety Millies Dollars and Sold i Wage of , Employee Mutt Be Cut for Lea Tho Four Million During the war people of this sec tion as well as all over this and ad- Or Road. Will Co Broke. The Association of Railroad Exe cutives has been insession for some joining states heard much about the days in. Chicago looking to a reduc powder plant near Nashville known j tion of wages of employees, as "Old Hickory." Well, "thereby i The operators claim that a wage hangs a tail." ' reduction is imperative if the roads Old Hickory cost the government continue to operate within their in ninety million dollars to build. It; comes. It is expected that a confer- never produced a pound of powder , ence will be held between the opera for use in the war and it is well under stood that the du Ponts, who built it, got a handsome rake-off, just how much none but those on the inside will ever know. After the armistice was signed the plant was closed down and a guard was left there to look af ter the property. A large amount of platinum was stored there that be longed to the government, lit is stated that the amount was over half a million dollars. The officer in charge of the force which was t ftunnncrf tA K ui trhintr rarrfullv that property of Uncle Sam stole more than $iocy worth of the plat inum, but he was caught and most of it recovered. A tittle later that plant that cost Uncle Sam ninety million dollars was sold to the Nashville Industrial Corporation for$3,jo5,(Gco, of which amount only $200,000 was paid in cash and the remainder was secured by ten-year, 5-pcrcejnt notes. So your Uncle Sam stood to lose about 86 million dollars on that deaal. This deal, in common with many other sales of a. similar kind is regar ded as being so ridiculously low as to be easily, voided because of the small nesa of the compensation, and suit may be brought later to recover. But the most ridiculous, amusing and at the came time disgusting fea ture of the whole matter is, that the man who negotiated the sale with the government was later decora ted with the distinguished service medal for his services in disposing of army property "at exceptionally advantageous prices." He certainly must hvc labored under a great strain if he had a conscience. tors and the Employees looking to some satisfactory solution of the dit ficulty. It seems that the employees realize that the condition is serious and they will probably listen to rea sonable propositions looking to wage reductions. It is estimated that the general fall in prices has increased the purchas ing power of the1-dollar from 15 to 20 per cent and for that reason the employees can well afford a reduc tron. The operators claim that tut high freight rates are slowing up shipments to such an extent as to seriously affect the income of the roads, and some of the operators are talking of reductions in both wages and rates as a means of increasing the revenue of the roads. "Such a course would materially aid the roads as both would strengthen the ability of the roads to buy new equipment, which is badly needed by practically every road in the United States. Fiadlay Company Will Market Lum.jTk Acreage Reduced L Tbaa 3 ber and Coal ia KnosTille The J. H. Findlay Lumber Company has opened offices in Knoxville to, NEW LIBRARY BOOKS BIG INDEMNITY. The indemnity determined upon from Germany to the allies has been fixed at 226 billion gold marks, which is about 56 and one-half billion dol lars. Besides that there is to be a 12 per cent export duty which goes to the allies. At this time the German mark is worth only about five or six cents, but since the terms state that the amount is to be paid ingold marks it would seem that the standard would be the pre-war value or the am ount as above. The attitude of the German prress on the .decision is very bitter ana ! The Art Circle Library has recently purchased several books by the best popular authors that will prove , of marked interest to those who patron ize the library. There have also been received several books for the young er folks. The library is open each Tuesday and Saturday, from 2 to 4 p. m. Any person wishing to secure- uook? should remember the -U:: ;.nd !- and be there promptly. Following are the names of the new books with the names of the authors: The Thread of Flame, Basil King. Erskine Dale, Pioneer, John Foxjr. The Age of Innocence, Edith Whar ton. A World to Mend, Margaret Sher wood. Transplanted, Gertrude Atherton. Youth Challenges, Clarence B. Kel- j land. The Four Horsemen of the Apoca lypse and Mare Nostrum, both by V. Blasco Ibanez. Returned Empty, Florencce Barclay. Harriet and the Piper, David Grayson. handle the lumber and coal that will be taken from their 4,000-acre tract south-east of town. J. H. Findlay was in Knoxville last week and arranged for the purchast of a business, site for handling the output of his holdings in this county and points in Mississippi. It is the purpose of the company, which will be known as the Findlay Lumber and Coal Company, to handle its products in a wholesale and retail way. The incorporators of the new com pany are W. M. Van Harlinger, H. T. Spencer, H. G. McMillin and S. E. N. Moore. The capital stsock will be $75,000. DIVINE HEALING Editor Chronicle : All want to knew the truth about my boy Earl Read being cured last September by the power of God. For nearly two years he had been hurting with sharp, shifting, acute pains; as time went on he gradually grew worse, until the pains became constant, both day and night. A number of good doctors tried their hands; the best-in the Rock- wood hospital and one in Nashville without the' least help in stopping ttit pains. So we were discouraged, but we knew that if men could not cure the Lord could, if he would when asked in humility and faith' according to gospel. "Is any sick among you, let him call for the Elders of the church; and let them pray over him, annotating him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up and if he have committed sins they shall be forgiven him." James 5. 14. In the last chapter of Mark Christ told his disciples to go into all the world and preach to every creature, and he that believeth not shall be damned. "And these signs shall fol low them that believe They shah lay hands on the sick and they shall recover." "In all the world" means in Tennessee as well as in Palestine and "to every creature" means us as well as others to whom the Lord promised the blessings. So last Fall when Elder T. C. Kelly, of Indepedence, Missouri, came to Crossville to preach, without pay, the churches, court house and picture hall seemed to be closed against him, From Lett Year. a Not a few people have been curi ous about what would become of the country in case the farmers "got mad ABOUT SCHOOL BUILPIKS Some latereeting Points About Its' Sixe and Location. Since the public has decided by the large majority of five to one that they favor spending $jo,ooo for a i.ub- enough" about thw price of wheat, j lie school building, that necessarily, which they declare is at present be-:-.v the cost of production. Th-: swer is supplied by the report just issued of the are; sown this fall to winter wheat. The farmers have been thoroughly incensed by the decline in prices of agricultural products but they have not been deterred from looking for ward hopefully to better things. Thv.v have planted in winter -wheat 40.605. 000 acres, which is less than three per cent under the acreage thus sown bst year. On Dec. 1 the condition of the crop was 87.9 per cent of normal, which is considerably better 'than last year at the corresponding time and but one-half of ne per cent under the ten-year average. This affords great satisfaction to the American people, for whom the wheat will provide food. We ima gine that it is even more satisfactory to the farmers. They have done the business-like thing. What else could they do? Producing foodstuffs is their business. If a crop fails they do not let the fact deter them from planting another. Though this year's crop is unprofit able that is no reason for not produ cing one next year. Temporary losses usually spur the business man to greater- efforts. So it is with the farmers. With all their grumbling, and we sympathize with them in the unhappy conditions prevailing in the market, they are good sports and good busi ness men. We will all have bread and we hope the farmers will secure such a good profit next year that they will be able to laugh at the troubles of 1920. Pittsburgh Gazette-Times. NEW TAX LAW Doe Not Repeal the Robert Law But Orders New Atemeot brings to mind some other important things touching this improvement for our town. Naturally the first question that would arise is: Where should it be) located? There seems to be soma diversity of opinion on that as was to be expected. Some persons say to build i vet rf the court house on the .. ;d near the residence of Mrs. Francis Dickson. The reasons they; give are th;u '1 is a central point and can be easily .reached by all tha people. If any other reasons are ad vanced they have not come to our knowledge. Those opposed to the location ay! While the site is level .it is low and will be very muddy. That it is so .far from Main Street, that it will not be readily seen by people passing through our town and that we should locate it so as to be a standing vertisement of our town as well as to be centrally located. Otfjers favor the site now occupied, bjf the CtfPCregational church and claim that the proper1 can be bought for a reasonable sum, the sft? ""Rh and free from mud and water, .S good walk to it now from one direc tion and to approach it from the other direction is av and nn i and wet as in the case of the otnei site mentioned. - It would naturally face the Memphis-to-Bristol High way and would he in such a notice aLle location that it would always be a standing advertisement of great value to our town. It would adjoin the present grounds of the city school and would be an excellent site for a playground. Sixe of Auditorium. .1 . 1 ii ii f The Friendly Road, David Grayson. !?na lne uaa wca?nLr ,rmu ouls,"l; The Enchanted Barn, Grace Lutz. j preaching; so the people lost some Joy in the Morning. Mary Shipman j thinS more va'uab'e th?" mone' b' ; 1101 nearuig mui iiuiimjic sciviji ui The present legislature has passed a law that will require real estate to be assessed again this year. It has been the custom under the law for real estate to he assessed once in two years. That work was done last year, hut the legislature felt that because of the fall inprices the assemeut should be done this year to bring land values more near ly to their proper level. The new law does not repeal the Roberts Tax Law hut does leave the nap down for much lower valuations being established because of the atmosphere and gen The building shown as a sample or what our town could secure for $20,000 contained an auditorium with a seat ing capacity of only 400. We have heard many persons speak of that feature and in every instance they expressed a strong desire for an au ditorium that would seat at least t,ooo people. When reminded that such an enlargement would mean more cost they invariably, expressed the low ing that the conditions could be met by another bond issue or by private subscription, but by all means have, the lage auditorium. Some seemed numbers of the leading papers claim that the finding must not be taken seriously for it is not intended to stick. Premier Lloyd George says th the Germans will finally accecpt the findings regardless of their present bitter attitude. i Andrews. The Man of the Forest, Zane Grey.;Uod- But while DOG LAW SEEMS SAFE The effort to repeal the dog law seems destined to prove a failure. From all parts of the state come pro testsexcept possibly West Tennes see where no sheep are raised against the repeal of the law. People who wish to raise sheep and produce something worth while for themselves and the state do not fa vor the idea of the shiftless and thrift less negro or white man keeping sev- - era Ihounds to live off the sheep of ' the state. They have sent in their protests in no uncertain manner and there appear now no chance fer the repeal act to receive anything but a death blow when the voting time fpmes. BERGER WINS SUIT. here we asked him to 1 administer to Earl, our sick boy, ac-! willing to put up. with an auditoriuui j that will seat. 800, but all preferred i the larger size. j We have not the slightest doubt I but that the Mayor and Board of Al ! dermen would be glad to have the 1 1 1 . . 1. 1 eral understanding under which the ' 1,C1,IC ",aKe lncu wlsncs Known on , norii tne location ana tne size ot the ; auditorium. We shall be glad to ic- recent law was enacted. nrnc miiqt ctav im prkhm cdve short lettrs re,a,ive to ,l,t- ; cording to gospel and he did so, cur-. ' (two points and will publish same. If ' . , ling the boy immediately, and thus all j precident Wilson has refused to ' our PeoPlc do not take the trouble to Victor Merger, who twice won nis honor power and glory is due the 3C ,,Wn v nc ,t, ; ' make known their wishes, with the scat as congressman trom wuwau- : Lord, the greatest of all physicians ,T ...tpnr. f ln vpar. ,n ,H 'reasons on winch they base them, kee after he had been sentenced to: and the giver of all good gifts, the federal penitentiary at Leaven-1 Brother Kelley is an Elder in the worth, Kansas, for , interfering with Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ the draft during thew ar, has won his of Latter Day Saints and has been out suit before the United States Supreme preaching without salary for 29 years. Court on the grounds that Judge K. No charge is made for administering! M. Landis should not have tried the to the sick, nor marrying people. But case after his eligibility was attacked, if very young couples come to him to Berger was denied a seat in the be married to which parents might lower house of Congress. The third object, he would refuse and giving time he offered for election he was1, them good advise, notifying their defeated. He is the publisher of the parents like all honest men or Chris Federal Prison at Atlanta, Ga. The showing made by Attorney-General our city fathers should not he blamed should the location of the building Palmer did not appeal to the presi- and tnep size of auditorium prove dent as sufficient reason for his re lease. - PRINTER WANTED unsatisfactory. Full, free and pleas ant discussion of the subject is tne surest way to reach what is best and most desired by the majority of our people. Let your views be known. ' The Chronicle is needing a printer and Linotype operator. It means a steady job for the right man and the wages will be in accordance with Milwaukee Leader, a socialist paper. tians would do; as they wish others . what he can do. If you have never Switacrland bars all cations from naturalization. Four of Bergor's associates were tried and convicted at the same time. The finding of the court means a reversal of the" first decision and a trial before some other judge. DATE OF RECESS. to treat their children. Yours for gospel and truth WmvE. Read. CIGARET LAW REPEALED The legislature has repealed the cig aret law and it is the claim now that The legislature has set the date! a stringent law forbidding sale to for the races sfron February ti tominors and one placing a heavy tax; become extinct as they seem unable to March?. . on dgarets will be pased. (stand the ways of modern civilization. operated a - Linotype nor done any work in a print shop, but have a high school cduccation you will be con sidered for the place; cither man or woman. Apply at this office. NORMA TALMADGE AGAIN AT.THE MECCA SATURDAY The native population of Hawaii has decreased nearly 3,000 in the past ten years. It is expected to finally ' Saturday, February .4 Norma Tal madge will appear again at the Mec ca in one of her powerful photoplays. The name of . it is "Panthea" and believe us it's a hummer. If you do not want to get so entranced that you'll forget where you are don't come to see "Panthea." But if yoa like a good movie; one that is thril ling without being brutal; one that is uplifting without being insipid, see "Panthea" at the Mecca Saturday.