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H H THE TENNESSEE TIMES 1 CROSSVILLE CHRONICLE J ( CONSOLIDATE? ft I 1S95 LUl, $ CROSSVILLE CHRONICLE WEDNESDAY, rtTETfaaft 1922. VOL. XXXVI No. 11. FAVORS 601)0 ROADS ADYANOES NEW PLAN Would Employ Pay-as-you-go Method and Build Out from County Seat on Six Road. Editor Chronicle : For the past few weeks I have been reading something about good roads in this county. Every one, both for and against a bond is sue, that have written are in favor of good roads. And who are not in favor of them? It seems to me that unless we get ton. Bv lavine a six mill tax it would add about thirty thousand dol lars to the road fund. Then we have something like six thousand dollars levied now to apply on the roads, Then we would get something like eight thousand dollars from the auto mobile fund. That would let us have more than forty thousand dollars each year with which to make roads, I believe we could make a hard sur face road in ten years of both the graded roads in our county and have considerable left with which to make other roads in. our county. By spending forty thousand dollars each year for ten years, it would only cnlv cost us four hundred thousand dollars, as against five hundred fifty thousand dollars, at the same time we would get far more miles" in good rrrA mo A e in title rAimMr it will Vsf amount to much in a commercial way 1 roads and have if paid for when we Thre that tivi. on nr nur the trraded , did the work. I do not believe any roads in this countv. are to a man 'one who oppose especially in favor of a macadamized road, regardless of how those that live away back in the sticks think of the matter. Well, when you come to think of it I do not wonder at those who live! the bond issue would oppose this way of making good roads. By voting the bonds as reauested bv the state we would have no say so in .the sepnding of the money or the construction of the road. We would only have to do the OWNER COMES FOR CAR STOLEN BY FITZ6IBBQNS on the graded roads wanting a hard paying and have nothing to say as surface' road. Why? Because thoseto tne Kino, oi roaa 10 uuuu. iiic rnrf art.- almnct imnassahio now. i minimum width of road the state and after you leave the graded roads and j government would build would be 18 get out on the old trail you find them feet. We could make out with 12 better at this season of the year, than eet in wiatn ramer man nave no arc' the graded roads. roaJ at an. Those who are most interested in I'h's is what I think of the matter a hard jurfaced road wants the coun-f building good roads and it any one ty to vote a bond issue of two hund-1 differs with me it is your privilege red fiftv thousand dollars reeardlesj i to do so. You as an American have of what those who do not live near these graded roads want. I will ad mit right here that it would be es pecially to the advantage of those who live on and have' to travel the graded roads and have farms ad jacent to these roads, to have them - hard surfaced. It would, in case they wanted to sell their farms, double 01 treble the value of their farms. But let us think a little. Are they not Selfish? Do they even think that they "" compose only about one fourth of the population of this county, if that much?. Suppose they were not ""more than one-eigth of the popula tion, and suppose their property was not more than one-nineth of the tax aggregate, would it be right to im pose a tax on the targe majority of the people of this county, and the county court to vote a tax on them against their will? It is said that we are' a representative people, and that we have a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Now I want to ask Uncle Ned ana Uncle Billie if they are willing to leave the voting of the bonds to the people? Would that not be in keep ing with the above declaration, a government of the pepple, by the people and for the people? I want to say right here and right now, that I am perfectly willing to vote for the bond issue if the peopJe want it. Then, when this question is left to the peo ple and they vote in favor of this bond issue, that can have no one' to blam4 for the burden of taxation that is sure to be placed on the fu ture generation. Some one may say when they read this that, if we leave the matter to the people we will never make any a right to your way of thinking and so do I. It is like the man who said to his neighbor, "If ever ybody had of been like me they would have all wanted to marry my. wife." His neighbor said, "If they h;d all been like me no one would have' married her." Just so. O. B. RECTOR, Member of the county court (The Editor of the Chronicle doe not believe that Esq. O. B. Rector has carefully considered what his road building scheme would lead to, so, let s examine it for a moment, To surface Main Street of Cross -ville. with the slag from Rockwood there was no heavy stone base work done such as Esq. Rector menitons cost the city over $2,00 and there is not a half mile of it. Now, for the sake ora making it easy to understand, allow me to as sume that it will cost, only $4,000 a mile for each of the' first miles built on each of the six roads leading from the county seat. (Every one knows it would cost more than that if the' solid base mentioned by Esq. Rector should be adopted and with out it the road would be worth very little.) That would mean $24,000 of the $40,000 the first year. That would leave $16,000 to apply on the next mile, which- any persons knows would cost much more than $4,000 a mile. Eeach year as you would advance the cost would in crease very rapidly, to say nothing of the wear on the road already built. In ten years there is every probability there would not be as much as 25 mile of good roads built, under the plan proposed by tsq. Rector of making the solid stone The Woman Who Wat With Fits gibbon Proves to Bo Rilla Weill, of Atlanta, Ca. Last week S. F. Boggs and J. T. Ernest arrived from Atlanta, Ga., and identified the touring car brought here by the escaped convict, Leonard Fitzgibbons, and the woman who ac companied him. As was noted in these colums last week Fitzgibbons was returned to the Georgia penitentiary authorities and he is now back at work in the chain gang, the woman who passed as his wife under the assumed name of Mrs. L. W. Pimento, now proves to be a woman from Atlanta known as Rilla Wells. Last week she received a let ter from Fitzgibbons telling her that he was an escaped convict, thai' he is again back in the penitentiary and asking her to forgive him for deceiv ing her. It now transpires that Fitzgibbons had represented himself as a car re pair man out of a job and he had been allowed to stop at the home of S. F. Boggs. who is engaged in the sheet metad construction workjn At- SUPREME ORGANIZER HAS BEEN APPOINTED th INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT GRANULATED SWEETNESS Points Taken From the American Sugar Refining Company's Annual Report. points over the state the larger part ot tne time, meir worK uus year will be confined to Tenessee entirely. Senator Poague has just received a letter from the state insurance de partment complimenting him on the fine progress made by the order last year. ON HAND At Reasonable Prices: FIELD SEEDS OF ALL KINDS W.T.HALE. lanta. Fitzgibbons had been hang ing around the shop' of Boggs for about two weeks when he took notion to leave'. He stole the car be longing to Boggs, also some tools from Boggs' shop and left. By some means he-sucured the license number from an Indiana car and put it on the Boggs car. In the course of his trav els he seemed to steal practically everything that came to his hand. In the Boggs car he had about $25 or $30 worth of tools that Boggs could not identify and they are being held by th ecity authorities for costs of the - case against Fitzgibbons. Boggs replevined the car and such of the tools as he could identify. He was accompanied by one of his work men, J. T. Ernest'. They left for their home in Atlanta in the car yesterday. The woman, Rilla Wells, is still in ail here but as it now seems she had ittle or nothing to do with the' thefts and was to some extent a victim of Fitzgibbon, rather than an accom- nrncrpss in a'lv mihnc lmnrovement I will say, that is so. But is that not in ' 000. cy me oint-r pian we aic -keeping with the form of government sured of 40 miles for $550,000. ..accord- we have? Because T have the power ing to the figures given by Esq Rect-j and the' right to imnose a burden of or. and he is right. mvatinn mi mv fellow man is it risrhi ! How long do you suppose the peo- for me to do so affainst his will? ' pie. who live several miles out from' I want to tell Uncle Ned that I am the county seat would be willing to just as much iitereted in, nml want ; pay taxes for building such a road? good roads as much as he or any The man who lives fifteen miles out other man. hut' how are wc to get ; would not have the' slightest chance them, bond the OM"-tv for two hund-1 of seeing a good road built to his red fiftv thousand .lollars? Well, that ' farm 'during his life time, because in would in all probability get the road i a short time the entire $40,000 would Kector or maK.ng ne sona ..one H there be some ar u.c u eray ll"mZ . J base of which to build the surface of Ld for leasing her within a short WS,tCn,e' cf,uNaS v,"e-aSS,Sted b the road, and the cost would be $400, 1 tune. built, that is, in case the government and state would each put up an equal amount, that is it would, according to what was told us at the extra ses sion of court, build the one road kown as the Memphis-to-Bristol road. How many, both on the north and south 01 this road would it accomidate be consumed in repairing the" road that had been built for it would be practically worn out hauling over it to build avquarter or half mile of new road. No county ever has - followed the plan proposed by Esq. Rector nor do t we believe that plan ever will be em MEET!?!8 HERE FRISAf ANO SAT, Revs. W. M. Selby, R. E. Newton and ij, M. Crayne and a few appropriate ; remarks by Prof. W. H. Trainum, principal of Pleasant Hill Academy. . The deceased leaves a wife, three daughters and three sons, all of whom wre present' at the funeral, except I one daughter. The deceased had been 'a Baptist minister for nearly forty years and during that long service : he had greatly endeared himself to a wide circle of friends and acquain tances. He was held in high esteem A meeting of representatives will, by the people of Pleasant Hill and be held here Friday, Saturday anditnere was a large outpouring of the Sunday, which will comprize ' the ; PeopIe oftthat, section to the funeral quarterly conference of the M. E, Knights and Ladies Order of Cross Has 26 Councils and Everything Bright.' The reDort of the Amerifan Qiiarn The Chronicle is in receipt of a let- j Refining Company for 1921 is out and ter from Senator Geo. W .Poague,, contains some statements that are of who is out organizing councils of the ge"ra,Tjn?trfsi as foIlow: a t a;. rrt.r of the' l"e United States sugar industry is Knights and Ladies Order of thejthe greatcst q ,ft kjn jn Cross, stating that he is now work- and ranks in importance with steel, ing on councils 26 and 27, which he, railroads and farm products, The expects to oragnize at an early date. . company claims heavy losses because TI -f'thc government took control of the He announces the appointment of ;ndury d Dr. Milton D. Harner. of Louisville, trol did not cease entirHv until the Kentucky, as Supreme Organizer for , C1)c 0f IQ2I the order.- Doctor Homer has had . 1 : several years experience with other ! Kurooe is rebuilding the sntrar nm" orders and is well qualified for the j duction of that part of the world, duties of the place. His wife will'whjcn ive, this ti th ... . travel with him and assist with the SURar production for the world bv a work. The doctor and wife will make ; i-rtro margin Th mnrA o.-.i ,. their headquarters here, but will be:demand remajn about the same aJ engaged in the work at different during the war: the shortage in Eu rope' being made up largely by in creased production in Cuba. The production of what is. classed as the United States and Cuban fields is considered ample to supply the United States and Europe' for many years. The' total business of the company for 1921 amounted to 140 million dol lars, as compared with 350 million dollars in 1920. The shrinkage in busi ness volume was due to lower prices, maitily. The company claims a loss for the year of nearly two and a quarter millions of dollars, in opera tion alone aiid a loss in other ways of nearly 12 millions. The total capital ization of the company is ninety mil lions of dollars. 1 Large Plantation. The company own one tract of sugar land in Cuba of 470 square mile's and has two plants in operation on it. On this vast plantation they have more that 100 miles of standard guage rail road and have living quarters for their men of the highest type. During the past year Jhey have also pur chased two large islands comprising 350 square miles. These two vast properties are operated under a dif ferent name', but the eitire capital stock of 15,000,000 dollars is owned by the American company. Thecomp any also owns stock in other sugar refining companies in excess of 16 millions of dollars. , , The company has free hospital ser'' vice at their several plants and besides ha? sfck and injury benefits and car ries insurance on all its employees, who have been with them as loner as three months. They have a pension list of 300, some of whom draw as much as $5,000 a year. The smallest pension received is S200 a year. Em ployees purchased over 12,000 shares dtinnii io.ii. The par v.lue of stock is $100 a share. The total number of stockholders is 27,526 pnd hold an av erage of 33 shares. There' are one or more stockholders in the company living in every state in the union and in most of the countries of the world. The total estimated production of cane and beet sugar for the world in 1921 is about nnd a half millions long tons of 2,240 pounds. At the present price of sugar it is shown to be only a little over one-half as cost ly as milk, egfrs, butter, bread and po tatots. Indications are favorable for a continued low price for sugar. REV. L F. SMITH DIED LAST SATURDAY MORNING Unsuccessful Operation in Nashville Hospital Cause of His Passing Away. Rev. L. F. Smith, aged 66 years; died at the home of his sister, Mrs. J. W. Crayne, Saturday at two a. m. after a lingering illness of several weeks. The remains were taken to his home at Pleasant Hill and were interred Sunday afternoon. The Odd Fellows had charge of the remains until they reached the cemetery at which time the Masonic fraternity of which he was a member, took charge and car ried out their impressive burial serv ice. The funeral services were held in the Academy building directed by Rev Conference Touching the Centenary 110 Million Dollar Campaign of Church. as a mark of respect and esteem. Several beautiful floral nieces were church and work touching the great: presented by admiring friends for the no million dollar Centenary cam-; funeral. paign for funds to advance' and strnegthen the work of the church 11r.11 :a ....... a o r,rit thintr ii. ninvfri ihf federal Frovernment ana even have this much good road in those who know most about road ; "ts many brancr.es. Cumberland county aid I wish we buitdjng do not advise any method I Rev. Dr. B. M. Martin and Rev. Dr. were able to have it made. But let except to build a larger number of Burnett, both of Chattanooga Rev. us look at the cost. If we should miles at one time, and by bonding is Dr. Dunlap of Chicago, District Super vote the two hundred fiftv thousand the only way the money necessary for mtendent, M. P. Murphy, Harnman dollars twentv-ytar bonds, how much large road building can be' rawed; ! na otners wuioe presenr. ine meei would it cost v tn nav it and Fiftv Thousand dollars. , Kditor Chronicle.) Now my idea is, and you may have ax1m.,ai ucrriwr it at what it is worth, is to lay a tax ANNUAL MEETING. of six mills this year, collect what it ?ll he and work that much out ot.' Plans are well under way tor tne nty-ytar bonds, how much large road - building can be' raised ;j aim ouiers win dc prese i. ineraeci "st the people of this conn- the people canot stand the heavy taxj"g hours for Friday will be 230 and it Tust Five Hundred necessary to raise the large amount. !7oo p. m. There will be preaching tl'..;,.4 ,tti,,c VAitnr Chronicle.') ; Saturday night and Sunday morning. -u ,,,i i.;n mm PrnssvillL'. annual meeting of the Woman's Mis i?:it-. tUm rinAer af Pnrkwood sionarv Society of the Tennessee t.... ik. ctsino miched at C.mh Conference M. J&. cni -!,, .a , he tnn rf thi? moun- which wilf be' held in Columbia. Tenn tairi known as Brown's Gap to put April 25-28. This is an event of great on top of the road. First, though, interest in religious circles through . u..., rt- nUceA av i2 feet out Middle Tennessee, and is attend- wide laid close to gether before put- cd by approximately two hundred , Mne'the cinder or crushed rock .on and fifty delegates and visitors. u r There will be pictures presented showing what has been done' with a part of the $40,000,000 already sub scribed, and also showing something of the work planned for larger and greater service through the' Cente- church, South, j nary fund. Able sermpns, will be delivered and much interesting information will be given to those interestc". in advanc ing the numerous branches of Chris tian work now under way and plan ned for the future. The deceased was first taken sick in January 1921, went to St Thomas hospital, Nashville, for an operation for bladder affliction August 19. He was operated upon Sept 1 and two months later underwent a second op eration; shortly after he' came to the home of his sister, Mrs. J. W. Crayne, where he remained until he passed away Saturday, March II, 1022. BALL PARK ASSURED TO BE FENCED SOON Work to Begin as Soon as the Lum ber Can Be Gotten on the Ground. It will' be remembered that last year an agreement was made with G.E. Harrison for arranging a ball park on his property near the residenre of Trustee T. F. Brown frontinsr on the Mcniphis-to-Bristol Highway. Because of lateness of the season little was done last year. However, things are now in shape so work of fencing and othrwise preparing the grounds will commence within a short time. Some grading will be necesary, but that wilf not entail any great cost. The grounds will be enclosed with a substantial fence, a grand stand erected in the grounds put in good sape generally for the season. The lumber and posts will be put on the grounds as soon as the roads are improved suf ficiently to permit of hauling the posts and other material. When en closed the grounds will comprize about four acres and the location is splendid both in convenience to town and general smoothness. Considerable expense will be in curred in preparing the grounds and the people of Crossville will be asked to assist. The first step to be taken for raising money will be a box sup per held in the Mecca theater Fri day night. Our people should turn out and generously support the move ment to the end that Crossville may get in line for good ball the coming season. Will Vanhoy was in Rockwood for a few days last week visiting his sister. He returned home Saturday.