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Chro NiCLE. THE TENNESSEE TIMES j " Published Every Wedne-. ' ' J, CONSOLIDATED CROSSVIU.E CHRONICLE J ' ,895 " VOL. XXXVI CROSSVILLE TENNESSEE, WEDNESDAD, OCTOBER 11, 1922. Na. 0. AMENDMENT TO CONSTITUTION TO BE VOTED ON NOV. 7 i Purpose la to Equalize Taxation of : Money and Bonds With Land, Etc. An amendment to the state constitu tion will be voted upon by the people in the coming election. Every person should familiarize hiniself with the contents and purposes of the amend ment. The proposed amendment fol lows : "From and after the date when this sub-section of Section 28 of this Article 2 of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee, shall be in force, the powers of the Gen eral Assembly over the subject matter of the taxation of personal property shall be as complete and unrestricted as they would be as if Section 28, of Article 2 of the Constitution did not exist, provid ed, however, that any tax levied upon personal property must be uniform as to persons and prop erty of the same class within the jurisdiction of the body imposing the same, and all exemptions from taxation shall be by general law, and shall be revocable bythe Gen eral Assembly at any time." The real purpose of this amendment may be best explained in this way: If any persons buys a farm, a resi dence or any kind of a piece of real estate, when it comes to be assessed it is by common consent assessed for less than the real saleable price or less than the real cost price. For in stance. Let's suppose that a man buys a residence, business house or a farm and pays $5,000 111 cash for it. When the tax assessor comes around the lowner of the property would give it in for assessment at about $3,000 or $4,000 and that would be regarded as - a proper assessment, although not ac cording to law. Some may say that the law requires .that "all real estate" be assessed at its ' cash value on the basis that the own er wished to sell and the purchaser wished to buy," but the fact remains that real estate is not so assessed. There is hardly a piece of real estate in the county that could be bought for the assessed value. Now should this same man chance to have $5,000 in cash in the bank he could not give that in at $3,000 or $4, 600 for the law does not permit that and it has not been the custom. It is felt that because of that difference in the assessment that much cash is hidden away and never is given in for assessment, but if the owner of the cash was allowed to give it in at less than its real value, just as is done in defiance of the law and no one com plains with real estate, fully as much taxes or more would be realized by the state and county and the owner of the cash would cease to perjure him self, as is done now in thousands of instances. Whether or not conditions would be improved remains for each individual to decide for himself and he should govern his vote acording to that judg ment when honestly made. COMMUNITY E FAIR BY THE GOOD PEOPLE OF BIGLICK GIVES THEM THE GAFF IN MOST APPROVED WA Judge Sam C. Brown Wins Praise for Landing on "Loggers" With Heavy Fine. Brought Out Wonderful Display Farm Products, Canned Goods and Other Handiwork. of PEACE IS COUN .'L9KG SURELY IN THE NEAR FAST Turks Have Been Unable to Scheme the Allies Out of Unity of Action. Conditions around the council table at Mundania, Turkey, where the Turks and the allies have been trying for a week and longer to reach peace set tlement, now indicate that the Turk has been unable to arouse such jeal louses among the allies as to divide them, and Turkey now faces th world arrayed against her. The demands presented by the allies are: Withdrawal of Turkish troops from the neutral zone, limitation of the Turkish army in Thrace and non occupation of Thrace by 'the Turks until after the signing of the peace treaty. Tt seems that Ismet Pasha has not the authority to decide definitely and the terms must be lam Dei ore me Turkish assembly at Angoria. Greece, who was felt for some time to be the most dangerous feature to a final settlement, has agreed to abide by any agreement finally fixed by the allies. Greece has further let it-be known that the whole Grecian army will be mobalized to assist Great Bri tain should war come. England has nine monster battleships in Constantinople waters and more than 40,000 troops and she and Prance and Italy are of one accord, which would indicate that Turkey has no (other way out of war than to accept the terms laid down by the allies. Peace would seem practically assured. On Saturday, September 30th, the people of Biglick held a community fair. This was their first effort at holding a fair tho they have had some good school exhibits and fancy work sales. This fair was notable in many re spects showing the great community interest and spirit of co-operation and exhibiting the great and varied pro ducts and industries 'of the people. On Friday evening in spite of rain the men and women met at the school house to get it in readiness for the fair. One room was used for the ex hibits. The desks were put together to form tables for exhibits maging three long tables with wide isles be tween them. Around the room was stretched wire and strong cords upon which to hang quilts, towels and all articles to be displayed in this way, Upon the platform in the front room were placed the farm products. The partition between the two rooms "was elevated and in this space was placed a set of shelves upon which to place the canned fruit. In the windows and on the elevated partition were hung gay birds, made by the sewing class, of of peanuts with red, green and yellow plumage, mounted on a match swing ing in wire frames. These gay birds gave color and brightness to the house After the fair closed they were soldj as souvenirs of the day. In spite of the ram Friday, Saturday dawned bright, and very early the wagons rolled up to the school house, people came carrying loads of their treasures. The platform in the front was banked by corn on the stalk, and greatstalks of cane, bunches of soy beans and of peanuts. At the foot of the stalks of corn was a row of great pumpkins and upon the floor were plies' of splendid corn, sweet potatoes, beets, onions, pie pumpkins, cane- heads and pop corn. Virgil Hale, Tames Cobble and Vance Burgess took prizes on corn. J. H. Tolett and Albert Hall on Irish potatoes; Luther Brown and James Bradley on sweet potatoes ; Mrs. Sarah Hale on beets; Mrs. OUie Bur gess and George Hassler on onions; T. S. Randolph on pie pumpkins ; Dor ris Hedgecoth on largest pumpkin; Virgil Tollett on popcorn -and Mrs.! Alice Nail on .peanuts. The canned fruit was a wonderful display. Upon the top of the canned fruit stand was placed the flowers. Among the many prizes on fruit, not able among them those on tomatoes by Mrs. Nora Kerley and Miss Fannie Hale; Apples Mrs. Nettie Randolph; (rapes, Mrs. Grace Tollett; peppers, Mrs. Alice Nail. Mrs. Martha Parham took first prize on Mowers with a grand display of dahliahs. The quilts were truly a fine display. The first prize was won by the Ladies Aid on .1 Mexican rose design in red j and green applicaied on white; tie second prize went to Mrs. Emma Ker ley on a wonderful old quilt nearly a hundred years old, made by Mr. Ker ley's grandmother; Mrs. Lizzie Brad ley took first prize on quilt tops; Mrs. Nannie Selby second prize. The three long tables were piled with fancy work: dressed dolls, shuck mats, baskets, brooms, a bright heap of pepers, great cabbage heads, and a fine display of apples. Cora Lowe and Nellie Bradley took prizes on dressed dolls. These dolls were sold and the proceeds went to the Sunday School. Mrs. Nora Kerley took first prize on shuck foot mats; Mrs. Linda McDan- iel, Mrs. Ida Brown and Mrs. Jewel Hale took prizes on baskets. Mrs. Ida Brown won a prize on some very fine brooms. The prizes on apples went to Vance Burgess, Wesley Rhea, and James Bradley. The prizes on the iiest article made from flour sacks was won by Mrs. Nora Kerley, a dress; Mrs. Ida Brown, an apron; and Mrs. Maggie Cobble, rompers and Mrs. Ver die Hall. The prizes in the sewing class. Best apron, Amanda Rector, Ida Rhea and Hattie Brown ; sewing bags : Imogene Kerley; needle, book, Verda Blaylock. Mrs. Alice Nail had a fine display of handwork and the Ladies Aid scored again on the best dresser scarf. Vance Burgess and Isa".c Hyder displayed a fine grade of molasses. The prize on cake went to Laura Tollett. 1 1 ne aweeiwaier iNews gives a very interesting account of the manner in which Judge Sam C. Brown deals out fines to offendors against the law, es pecially to those who violate the Vol stead act. We clip the following from the News of October 4: "With a few more terms of court like the one which closed last week at Madisonville, the law violators of Monroe county will begin seeking other locations outside the tunsdic tion of Judge S. C. Brown, for their netarious practices. In charging the grand jury, at the opening of court, Judge Brown ex plained that the court room was an educational institution, and judging trom the pealties he imposed on those convicted, there seems to be no doubt but he expects to educate the crim inal element. Only in rare cases were fines for public durnkenness less than fifty dollars, which, together with the costs, make a plain drunk from $75 to $100 and with bootleg liquor selling at $5 to $10 per quart, it is rather ex- pesive way of drowning trouble. Judge Brown declared that if the jus tices ot the peace would impose the maximum penalty of Sso.' for this of tense when drunjes are submitted. tnis habit would soon cease. Judge Brown declared that he had never had two better trial panels of jurors, and it was said by those in position to know, that this has been the most effectual term of court for law enforcement, ever held in Madi sonville. Fines for the term aggre gated $1,910, to which are added ex pense fees, making a total of approxi mately $2,200." v Judge Brown was born and-? reared in this county and has man friends and acquaintances here as well as numerous relatives. We feel confident our people will be much gratifed at the record Judge Brown is making in enforcing the law, especially against those who violate the prohibition law. Judge Brown is one of the most ac tive Sunday school men in the state and it is very evident he carries the teachings of the Good Book into his daily life and administers to law vio lators with an even and steady hand what justly belongs to them. The splendid record Judge Brown is making is not entirely due to his efforts but to the happy combination of Judge and attorney-general pulling together with entire unanimity and success. T. W. Peace is attorney-general in Judge Brown's district and he is after the law violators with unflag ging zeal so that the two together make it exceedingly troublesome for law violators of every description that come into their court. POWER COMPANY THIS THEIR COMING WISDOM OF KEEPING OUT OF LEAGUE OF NATIONS WITH E Would Have Been Mixed in Present Near East War Had We Been Member. The refusal of the Republican sen- Now Building Into Sparta With Plan. I t0, rat!fy the Treaty ol Versailles to Reach Crossville and , - vuveium 01 tne League of Other Points. table of boards stretching many feet under the trees. After the dinner a baby show was held. Seventeen good mothers with seventeen attractive ba bies stood in line. The judges felt that every baby should have a prize !uit were compelled to select two, so the blue ribbon was tied on Garland Hedgecoth and the red on Oliver Hall. A. H.'Hall and J. H. Tollett had charge of the sports. Before they be gan, the people, seated upon thej ground under the trees, listened to a stirring address by E. H. Elam, of the Cumberland Mountain School. A lively potato race was run; won by Elbert Kerley the colors of Big Lick, yellow and blue were pinned on him as winner. A horse shoe game was pitched, boys, girls and old men races were run Wilburn Rhea, Mr. Elaf, Nellie Bradley and several others won tne community colors. An out-door play or pageant was given by the "Count On Me" Sunday School class, representing the saving of the life of John Smith. Joe Cobble was the savage Powhatan ; Hattie Brown, gentle Pocahontas and Tom niie Burgess John Smith, while the others in blankets and gay feathers took part in the scene. America and the Star Spangeled Banner closed tne program. A sale was held of the prize articles of produce. The proceeds amounted to over $7.00. This was turned over to the Sui'day School treasurer, Virgil Hale, and so ended Big Lick's first Community Fair. Thanks are due our friends from Linary, Mrs. Arthur Ford, Mrs. Idella Walker, and Mrs. Walter Jewett. Mrs. Lavada Hinch and Miss Ravell, of Jewett, with Mrs. Elam of Cumber land Mountain School, who acted as judgse of the women's work and Mr. The following clipped from the Nashville Banner of Wednesday last should be of marked interest to the people of Crossville, especially. Lebanon, Tenn., Oct. 4. (Special.) "The Cumberland Power Company this city is branching out in every di rection, especially toward the East. They have recently purchased the lines of the Tennessee Power Com pany leading into Sparta and will take over the distribution of power both in the city and in White county in the flear tuture. lhcy are at work on the ines in and about Sparta now with crew of men, directed by Suoerin- tnedent G. S. Nunemaker of this citv. I The 40,000-voIt line from Rock Island o Sparta is being constructed so that power can be furnished to villages and farmers along ihe way, this being heir plan in Wilson county until the court action to break the contract with the city of Lebanon was started. "They plan to run the line in the near future to Spencer, Monterey and Crossville, giving the farmers along the way a chance to enjoy the benefits of electricity and water that is the heritage of the city dweller. The of ficials ot the company are very op timistic over far." Since it is understood that the pres ent source of light for Crossville is liable to fail almost any time and the further fact that at no time has the power been what was desired or need ed, it stands the people .Of Crossville in hand to take some step's at an early date to provide power and light serv ice from some reliable source for the town is liable to find itself in darkness so far as the present power service is concerned. T. E. Measamer, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce is calling a meeting for tomorrow night, (Thurs day) with the hope that the people of Crossville in general and the mem bers of the Chamber of Commerce in particular will come out in large num bers wth the purpose of taking some action to forestall the present threat ened breakdown of our light supply Every citizen in Crossville should feel a deep interest in this, most especially the business men and those who now have electric lights in their homes. Nations is once more being vindicated by events in Europe. By this refusal the United States was kept out of the LLeague of Nations. Her membership therein would have bound her irrevoc ably to participate in all European matters; to have helped maintain the boundaries and division of territory as mc iicaiy 01 Versailles. Europe is again on the verge of a general war involving practically all the nations that were allied against Germany during the World War." This new war is made imminent by the war which has been going on between Greece and Turkey over boundaries and territory whish were fixed by the Treaty of Versailles. The war between these two nations is in itself in defiance of the Treaty of Versailles a id the League of Nation The fact that it has been going 011 is conclusive proof of tie futility and im potency of the League of Nations, whose sole excuse for existence is its pretended ability to maintain peace in Europe, primarily, and throughout the world as a secondary cinsideration. At no time since the creation of the League of Nations has there been peace in Europe although none of the wars that have been going on since the League was created has approach ed the magnitude of the war between the developments thus! I key and Greece. Greece was a I signatory power to the Treaty of Ver sailles and the League of Nations, and as such was entitled tohavc all of her MEETING CALLED Elam, James Brown and Mr. Campbell A sumptious dinner was served on a , who judged the men's produce. Ameeting of the Chamber of Com merce of Crossville is hereby called for Thursday, October 12, at 7 :30 p. m. in the Court House. The purpose of the meeting is to lay plans for action looking to bringing electric power into the town. All people who are interetsed in this subject, whether members of the Chamber of Commerce or not, are urged to be present at the meeting. T. E. MEASAMER, Sec. Chamber of Commerce. JOHN BARLEY CORN GETS ANOTHER HARD BODY BLOW By a recent ruling of Attorney-General Daugherty no vessel entering an American port can have intoxicants aboard, even though the bar be sealed. All vessels carrying the American flag must cease to sell at once. President Harding modified the order and all home-coming American vessels and all outgoing foreign vessels will be allowed to carry their store until October 14, but the American vessels must cease to sell at once, whether in a foreign or home port. ARRESTED AND FINED FOR BEING INTOXICATED A man giving his name as George P. Burnett, was arrested by Marshal Lyles Sunday evening at the depot in an intoxicated condition. He 'was tried before Recorder U. S. Rose Mon day and on pleading guilty to being drunk was fined $10.00 in two cases one corporation and the other state which with the costs made him a loser to the tune of $27.50. He claimed he had been running a saw mill near Devilstep. The national flower of Flanders is thepinkster or wild azalea. Hay fever is now successfully treat edwith serum injections. rights and territory protected by the other members of the League. Tltis ha not been done, either because the.. wague ot XNations is uinviririg to.iive up to its prententions or because1 it is unable to do so. Either situation is condemnation of the League and its pretentions. If the United States were now a member of the League of Nations, there is not the least doubt but that she would have long since been called upon to engage actively in this em broglio, probably in the form of send ing an army in the disputed territory to police it and act as a buffer between the warring powers. In fact, it will be recalled that at the Paris Conference it was strongly urged that the United States be made responsible for Turkey and-tnat her part as a member of the League of Nations would be to preserve peace in the Near East, which has always been the plague spot of Europe. It was suggested she be given a mandate over the Armenians and over the Holy Land. Had this been done the Unit ed States would now be directly in volved in the Turkinsh war, at a great expense of men and money, while Europe would be sitting back prepared to take advantage of anything that might come out of the settlement. In tjjjs connection it is interesting to note that at the recent meeting of the council of the League of Nations it was announced the League had re ceive encouraging reports of reduc tion of armaments in various count tries. According to this statement, Great Britain reported at 55 percent reduction in naval tonnage, France 3 percent, Japan 59 percent and Italy 49 per cent. For the League of Nations to claim any credit for this showing is most presumptious. All of this reduction of naval armament is due solely and directly to the Washington Confer ence for the Limitation of Armaments. The reductions made have been made in accordance with treaties concluded at that Conference. The only prog ress toward peace and the reduction of armaments which the League of Nations has to report is that brought about by the United States acting in dependently of the League of Nations. It should be further emphasized that had the United States been a member of the League of Nations she could not have called the Washington Con ference and could not have proposed the disarmament program which she did propose and force through, be cause it would have been a violation of the League of Nations covenant to have done so. Ex. CAMPAIGNING THIS COUNTY Senator George W. Poague is cam paigning in this county this week and will address the people of Crossville in the court house tomorrow night (Thursday) at 7:30. There should be a good attendance as Senator Poague will bring an interesting message to our people.