Newspaper Page Text
Chronici LLE H 10 THE TENNESSEE t:mes i lonicle j CONSOLIDATES 1S9S CROSS VILLE CHRONICLE J VOL. XXXVI CROSSVILLE CHRONICLE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1922. No. 6. ARMAMENT CONFERENCE CLOSES ITS LABORS COURT REFUSED TO CONSIDER BOND ISSUE Last Real Work Completed Saturday Did Not Even Take a Vote on the n ... n I 1 . But Monday Was Taken for Farwell Speeches. The last real work of the Limitation of Armaments Conference, called by President Harding to meet at Wash ington City, was completed Saturday, however a part of Monday was con sumed in farwell speeches and hand shakings of the delegates before leav ing for their respective homes. Fol lowing is a brief summary of the suc cesses and failues of the conference: The Successes A five-power naval limitation treai junking 68 great capital ships half the dreadnaught force of the world poviding for a practical ten-year naval building holiday, and calling for a fixed battleship ratio among the powers. A four-power Pacific treaty, scrap ping the Anglo-Japanese alliance one of the principal aims of the United States in the conference andi designed to preserve the peace of the Pacific. A five-power treaty banning the use of submarines against merchant ship ping in time of war, and prohibiting the use of ooison sras in warfare A nine-power treaty on China, carrying the most sweeping pledges ever made to resepct that country as a sovereign state and to make the open door a fact instead of a vague principle. A China-Japanese treaty, embody ing a direct settlement between Jap an and China for the retunr of the "ancient province of Shantung or at least that part of it held by Japan to China. A nine-power treaty on the Chinese .customs tariff providing for revisions upward o fthe schedules of Chinese customs duties, which, it is estimated will bring China an increased reve nue of nearly $50,000,000 annually. Then, there are many other actions erf the conference on questions con cerning China, which will all un doubtedly tend to clear up the tan gled situation in that country, such as the resolutions for" creating a board of refernece in China to which various questions will be submitted for investigation and report; the res olution looking to eventual withdrawal of foreign troops from China; tne resolution for withdrawal of foreign postoffices from China, and the res olution for an investigation of the extra territorial system in China with a view to abolition of this practice. The Failure. Inability because of the attitude of France, to place a definite limitation upon -submarine forces of the five great -powers, in the naval limitation treaty. A similar failure to place a defi nite limitation on forces of auxiliary craft, light cruisers and so forth, this being a direct result of the inability to limit submarines, as the auxiliary forces are needed for netensive pur poses against sumarines. Failure t? take any steps to limit tin- armies of the world, this also having been !ii" to the attitude of Fram e. However, the American gov ernment was 'i.ver confident that much good vo"'d be done in placing a limitation upon 1a"d forces. . . The results of the confer ence on the questions of Japan's 21 demands to China and th eTapanese military occupation of part of the Si beria are considered as partly a suc cess n&d partly a failure. Japan withdrew the famous "Group V" of the demands, and certain of her special richts in South Manchura and inner Mongolia, but the demands were not completely wiped out. Japan also promised! eventually to .with draw from Siberia, hut no definite late for such evacuation was set. . . There will be nine "treaties of' Washington" signed here. In ad-: dition ia the jihove-named treaties there is a supplemental streaty ex- Proposition Presented by State Highway Commission. The county court convened in extra session Monday immediately follow ing the charging of the grand jury by Judge C. E. Snodgrass of the circuit court. W. T. Testerman, secretary of the State Highway Commission was there and presented a tentative' agreement to the court which meant simply this : If Cumberland county would vote $250,000 in bonds to meet alike amount furnished by the state and Federal government each, the state would take that amount and expend it in building the Memphis-to-Bristol High way through our county. That is all there is to the proposition when di vested of all verbage. Mr. Testerman stated in his talk to the court that he felt that it would require around $900,000 to complete the Memphis-to - Bristol highway though tile county, but if the county should put up the $250,000 asked, the state highway commission would com plete the road and not ask the county for any further aid. He further stated that since the Memphis-to-Bristol highway is to become a state road the state would maintain it after built There was much discussion of the question by those favorable and against a bond issue. It was clear ly evident to most persons that the court did not come there to vote bonds and that it did not-intend to do so regardless of what any preson migh say. Esq. U. S. Rose made a motion to pass the bond matter over until the April term of court and that a com mittee be appointed by the court to endeavor to obtain from the State Highway Commission more favorable terms than had been offered. When the vote was taken the motion lost seven to six. That motion having lost it was clear ly useless to put to a vote the propo sition presented by Mr. Testerman and no vote was taken on it and the court adjourned without formal action. Ihe question was discussed for some three or tour hours and it would take volumes to tell all that was said, but the gist of it might be briefly stated in this: The question of interest and taxes was stressed to the utmost by those oposed to a bond issue, while those favorable' to the bond issue stressed the benefits to be derived from good roads .and how impossible it is for our country to grow and develop without good roads and further that our schools could never amount to much until we had more good roads so as to make consolidated schools possible. As a means toward better roads there is now some talk of a six mill levy for roads, which it is claimed will provide about $30,000. That with the automobile fund and the regular road fund, it is claimed will provide about $40,000 to $50,000 for roads each year., it is proposed to use this amount in putting slag from Rod- uxod on the roads alike diverging! irm tJie counly seat. When 'the j funds thus provided is exhausted each ! ear work will cease. Lv that means ' whiskey. ILLICIT STILLERS ARE GETTING IN HARD LINES Two Large Stills Destroyed and Over 1,000 Gallons. of Still Beer Des troyed; Arrests Made. Saturday afternoon about two o'clock Marshal Lyles, Henry Turner and Clarence Turner destoyed a large 1 still near the home of Hardin Smith, a few miles south of Crossville and poured out about 250 gallons of bter. When the raiders came within a short distance of the still sight a dog belonging to Hardin Smith bark J. THOMAS HORN HAS APPENDICITIS OPERATION Is Getting Along Well and Is Expect ed to Rapidly Regain His Usual Health. Last week J. Thomas Horn was tak-! en to NashVille for an examination for appendicitis with the result than an operation was conisdered neces sary at once. The operation was per formed and his condition was found to be quite serious, but since the oper ation he has been doing well and the doctors confidently expect his full and ed and caused two men who were at 1 complete recovery within a few the still to appear on the scene with shot guns. One of the men was Les ter Smith, a son of Hardin Smith, and the other was Elijah Agee, generally called Piute Agee. The officers order ed them to put down their guns and surrender but they broke and ran. As the- ran one of the men fired upon them and Agee dropped hi sgun and fell, but quickly arose, picked up his gun and continued his flight. Smith and Agee both got away, but war rants are in the hands of the officers and they will likely be arrested in a short time. The still had been put into a dug out on the side of a hill near a steep bluff and the dugout covered with tar paper. Every indication pointed to it having been used for some time. The dog "stood to his guns" and they were not able to enter the dugout un til they took a long pole and punched the dog out and ran him away. The dog swatn the creek or got wet in crossing the creek and was at tht' home of Hardin Smith when th eof ficers went there with a search war rant a short time later. The officers destroyed the four 60 gallon barrels and the mash or 'beer that was in them and brought the still to town. It was a large one, would have held, probably, 30 to 40 gallonsJ and was made of sheet iron and not of copper as is usually the case. The officers found 14 places where stills had been in operation, before locat ing the one they raided. Sheriff Walker and Men. Sunday Sheriff G. W. Walker, Marshal V. C. Lyles, Henry Turner, Clarence Turner, Irvin Turner and James Adams, destroyed a large still and over 1,000 gallons of beer near Tolletts Chapel, about four or five miles north of Crossville. They also arrested several men found near the still sight Sheriff Walker and possy first vetit to the homes of Will and Arthur Sher rill. When Will Sherill saw the of ficers he ran behind his barn and threw away a fruit jar containing some whiskey. The officers got the jar, but (it was practically empty. Sheriff Walker arrested both men. Shortly before reaching the Sherrill home the officers met some boys and the sheriff at once arrested them and placed them in charge of James Adams and Irvin Turner, so they would have no chance to give warning to the moonshiners. About a miic beyond Tolletts Chapel, near the home of Will Rector they found a vvellbeaten path which lead them to a large still under a bluff." Here they found some l.oon or more gallons of beer or mash lmost readv for being made into weeks It will be remembered that for al most two years Mr. Horn had suffer ed very severely at times with rheum atism and recently he was taken with an attack of appendicitis from which he suffered severely and grave fears were felt for a time fo his recoveiy. As soon as he was able to stand the trip he went to Nashville for an opera tion with the results above stated. Mr. Horn is an active business man anr has been engaged as purchasing agent for the Nashville Tie Company for almost four years,. His services have been of such a satisfactory char acter that he stands very high with his company. He is held in high es teem as a business man and citizen by the people in this section and his many friends here and at other points where he is well and favorably known will hope for his early recovery and return to business. BOY SCOUTS ORGANIZED STARTINGWiTH TENDERFOOTS First Meeting Held Wednesday Night Sixteen Members with Re W. H. Blue as Scout Master. Thanks to the efforts of Rev. V II. it is claimed we will be paying for our roads as we build them, 'it, difficulty of doing anything really ''effective in that way is this The surfacing of main street of Cross ville for approximately a half mile cost we arc inormed, $2,000 or more At that rate it would cost $4,000 a mile at first and as the haul became longer the cost would increase. At that rate $40,000 would build ten miles the first year. Couting the six roads leading from the county seat the ten miles would make less than two miles on each road the first year. With the increased expense because of in creased distance and upkeep, the mile age would decrease each year so that in a short time less than a mile a year would be built. That would re It was in large boxes, which nor was 20h did not meet until 2 -.25 p. m. Monday. At that time 19 members responded to their names, there being only one proxy, that of A. L. Tabor 111 the hands of Jere Morrow. Chairman J. W. Dorton called the meeting to order and the secreay was directed to read the call and then call the roll of the members to determine if a quorum was present. Only nine Deing required for a quorum the busi ness of the meeting was taken up, Jere Morrow moved that Saturday, Apni 1, De designated as the day for holding the primary election to nomi nate a candidate for trustee to take the place of John Q. Burnett, deceased The motion was seconded and was car ned by unanimous vote. On furtliei motion of Jere Morrow the rules of the republican primary of November 26, 1921, with proper date changes, were adopted. The question of holding a mass convention to name delegates to the Republican Stite convention tht :s to convere in Knoxville after April 1, next, also for naming delegatti. to the congressional, senatorial and flo terial conventions, when and where called, was taken up for consideration. After some discussion it was unan imously decided to hold the mass con vention in the court house, Crossville, Saturday, March 4, next. Under the rules of the state com mittee this county will be entitled to n. votes this time in the state con vention, as the rules allow one vote for each 200 vote's and o'ne vote for each fraction of 50 or more cast for A. A. Taylor for governor in Novem ber 1920. The total republican vote in this county for Taylor for trover- Blue, pastor of the M. E. church South, the Boy Sgcout organizatioq has been revived and it start off with a membership of sixteen. They en ter the work on the Tenderfoot branch of the organization, but with active work they very soon expert to have members who will be entitled to be rated in the higher branches of the organization. The first meeting was held Wednes day night at the Southern Methodist church. Another meeting was held Friday night for further perfecting the organization. Another meeting will be held Saturday night of this week, when any boy who wishes to join will have an opportunity to do so.. The Boy Scouts is an organization that is doing splendid work among the young boys of the United States in that it teaches them many of the elements of woodcratf. first ai.l and builds up in them a manly spirit that is most admirable and give sthe boy somthing to do of a semi-public char acter just at the most formative per iod of his life. Some years ago there was a Boy Scout troop here under the direction of Rev. W. C. Martin and later under Rev. Martin of the Congregational church. While not as much was ac complished as might have been, what was done was of great benefit to the boys of our town. In this instance ' it should not be confined to Cross ville boys only. There is no doubt that Rev. Blue will gladly welcome boys from the country as members, even though they may not be able to attend every meeting and take part in all the plans they may have for doing good stunts, camping parties and other forms ofa muscment and usefulness. BIGLIC On Thursday before the fourth Sunday. Rev. P. E. Radford came to us holding a prayer meeting in the afternoon and preaching for us Fri day and Saturday nights. On Sunday Dr. J. H. Miller, of Lebanon, preached to us and celebrated with us the Lord's Supper. Though the weather was bad there was good attendance at all these meetings. Our Sunday school is entering the first quarter of the years work with a fine attendance. One class "TIk. Count On Me" had only one absentee during January. Our note brink am of interest and show good work be ing done. The mens Community Club hel l its monthly meeting the first week in January. Because of the weather they have not been able to ha,'v- thei usual working. The Ladies Aid held its February meeting wrli Mrs. Albert Hall, Wednesday, Februaiv 1 St. A quilt v.;.; in the fvanvs to nil"! n miiP U eluding the mainland 01 Japan rom, . fu twt.n( s or lo .1.. i:.... At th siic-oowcr . . . . , , . . . treaty, also there w'l be two treaties one setting the Yap island contro versy between the Lbittd States and Japan, and the other being an agree ment between the five great powers and Holland for disposing ot tne lap cables. These last two settlements, however, are only incidental to tnc tonference. STRIKE CALLED OFF. The meatpackers strike that has been on since December 5. was called off last week and the rr.cn were told to seek their old jobs. to get twenty miles of road. That would be an exceedingly slow method of building roads and one that would keep the county practically station ary so far as road progress goes or general development is concerned. There is every probability that re sults would show even worse condi tions than here outlined. they destroyed by burning. They did; not find the still or worm as the moon shiners had not yet begun cooking the mash. Walter Taylor was also arrested near the" still sight. The of ficers searched the Rector home and barn, but found nothing. After searching the Will Rector home and when on their way back to destroy the still beer they met Arthur Rector and Maynard Barnwell with a lard can half full of still beer that the officers had seen at the' still a short time before. The men were arrested The still sight had the appearance of having been in operation for some time. The men came to town Monday and as the grand jury is in session, their cases will have a hearing. PRIMARY ELECTION TO BE HELD APRIL 1. GRASSY COVE last Next Tuesday is Valentine Day, the date when the birds are supposed to choose their mates. Judging from the interest manifested by many of our young people now, the trade in Valen tines pomises to be lively. Rules of Primary Election November 26 to Be Applied; Mass Con vention Saturday, March 4. Owing to so many of the Republican Executive Committee either being in the county court or being interested in" the result of the deliberations of the court, the executive committee L. A. Ford was in Crossville week on business. Miss Verdie Kemmer returned to Chattanooga, last week. Oscar Smith, of Meridian, was in the Cove Saturday on business. Will Monday moved his family from Crab Orchard to the Cove last week. He has a position as sawyer at the sawmill on the G. W. Davenport farm. Miss Gladys Davenport, who is teaching at Jewett, spent the week end with home folks. Mrs. Lizzie Miller is having a wire fence put up, which will add much to the looks of her property. Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Kemmer and son, Roy Jr., left Tuesday for their home in Marvel!, Arkansas, after spending six weeks with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Kemmer. J. A. Fooshee. of Linary, was in the Cove Sttndav. Mrs. Earl Jewett, of Jewett, is vis iting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Kemmer. Rev. Ledford filled his regular ap pointment here Sunday. J. C. Kemmer Jr., mad ea business trip to Sequatchie valley Wednesday. Mrs. John Gist is very sick at this writing. Feh. 6. XX. UCVg plCCei J'l.I r. ;.;, .r-:ii-fj r.p'ons being made. A full days work was done, a good (iir.inr -r.t a happy day was e'ljoved. Work on the new store bui'ding is going slowly, the weather has been so rough, but it is framed and ready for the roof and siding. Emmett Kerley and family are set tled in their new home and say they like the mountain fine. Ell Selby is hauling lumber getting ready to build his new residence near the school house. Mrs. Martha Parham came up from the valley to attend the meeting and spend Saturday and Sunday with her son, J. H. Tollett. Miss Bulah Kerley entered school at Mossop school in" Harriman.' She writes hme that she is much inter ested and is enjoying her work. Wilburn Rhea and Lee Bradley went early h January to attend school in Dorland Bell, Hot Springs, N. C. Wayman Turner and family spent a time with Mrs. Turner's Father, las. Cobble. I.igc Blaylock is some better and has been brought to his nephew's. r.rnesi rsiayiocK. Willie Bradley has bought a tract of laud near his father's farm. He talks of building on it and coming back to live in our community. We would welcome him. The band-mill in Devil Step hollow is running and furnishing work for our men, but there is complaint that the wages are not enough Feb. 4- Snow Ball.