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i PIJTN nrnsr irinmni a tt -irv VOLDME XIX COOKEVILLE, TENNESSEE. THURSDAT, NOVEMBER 10 1921 NUMBER 15 AM coim COOXEVILLE'S RAPID GROWTH COUNTRY PAPER'S POWER FOR GOOD By T. The 1921 Building Program Consti tute A Record. F. Pock, Commissioner of Agilculture Some weeks ago I bad something to say in regard to the newspapers of the State, and the great power they exercised for good in their com munities, and the duty of the citizens of these communities to -give their papers their whole-hearted support I feel that a few more words on this subject would not be amiss, just now at the time when the country pa- Ipers are calling attention to "Home Paper Week." I -For sixteen years I "published county weekly newspaper, and dur- - Despite the general cry of "hard times" which has been heard from all parts of the country for the past twelve months, the town of Cooke ville has been steadily lorglng ahead, makng a record for herself and her -citizens in numbers of business lines, and especially is this true with re gard to material growth amd prepa ration ton housing a population which has increased at least fifty percent since the 1920 census. While a num feer of our neighboring towns amd clt- ing that time I learned many things les have been agitating the building about its possibilities and Its Hmtt- tf more houses, Cookevilla bat been ations. I came to understand how building them, until today there are much is expected of the county paper, something like 75 new structures and how, in many cases, scant ap- which have been erected and are preciatlon is shown of the work done now under the course of construe- by the newspapers. tion since Jan. 1, 1921, amd more The1 newspaper in every commpnity .sites are being selected for this same does more gratuitous work than any purpose every week that rolls around. Individual or organization in that The real estate business is still boom'- community. The newspaper man is Ing, and any good building site can a natural booster it is bis natural ne sow at gooa, suDstajntiai price, iot inclination. YOTX. may go Into any there is every indication that even a community and make inquiries about fcigger program will be carried thru the location of new industries, and "during the next twelve months. We you; will find that the newspaper has have had no real business depression, bean the chief factor in Inducing new and If our ipeoplekeep up the spirit j capital and new business to come in- with which they have .been. Imbued there will be none in this- section of the country, than which there Is a no more favored spot in all this land of ours. The following list of" new home builders has been cimpiled, and it ts to the community. It Is often the case that the newspaper man is so Interested in boosting everybody else's business that he neglects to booBt his own in the degree that it should be. The newsjpaper' man's vocation is possible that one or two names have one he can well afford to be proud escaped: t . New Residences Built. . Cookeville Building Co. 14, Bood Chote 1. John Walker 1, William 431oan 1,'Lee Huddleston 1, D. B. Burgess 1, Geo. B. Halle 4, Bedford Webb 1, A. P. Cole 1, Cooper Loftls 1, Prof. Chas. MoClannahan 1, S. H. Young 1, C. S. Jenkins 1, Norman Massa 2, J. W. Chulcutt 2, A. B. Wright 1, Herniam Gentry 1, Chas. Daniels 1. D. E. Pattenl, Nathan of, and one which he Is justified in boosting. Others will respect the newspaper anl give it support some times when some of the "boosting" spirit is evidenced in the interest of the newspaper. The newspaper is the moulder of public opiniam-"-it mades and un makes politicians, and t Is the power above all others that makes for the progress and prosperity of a com munity. The industrial development fn Tennessee during the last few "Sooper 1, Vance iCewroos 1, A. E. tfteney 1, T. O. Apple 1, Jos. FrScott decades has been phenomenal, and it 1, H. Barf II Jiarshall Ray 1, H. has been brought about -largely by S. Hargis 1, S. N. Jared 1, Q. Dyer Lithe spirit of the newspapers of the Will Morris 1, T. H. Jackson 1, Geo. state in advertising our great natur- Young 1, M. A. Gentry, 1, Ray Malo- Ul resources in coal, iron, phosphate ney 1, Henry Sparks 1, Bailey Jonee ani olher minerals. And in a similar degree the great agricultural develop- Other New Buildings. meat of the State is largely due ti The Howard Hospital, just east of the spirit of co-operation shown by ; The Port of Missing Men IPERWHAT L frVrtPE HE MSSE? JL (AH PE PmiHlN6l ff,2i TH'IbMfi -pr " PA -1 HOPE HOTMNfcJ AW) I jtfi EAT ' L3 HAS HAPPENED ""m)Ji "j m" FEDERAL COURT- IN SESSION Much Business Being Transacted By Judge J. W. Ross. LOCALICELEBRATION OF ARMISTICE DAY Public Square; Standard Oil vCq. plant on West Broad St.; brick busi ness house built by Joseph F. Scott -on Cedar St.; also a brick building now neariug completion on Cedar St., erected by M. H. Ellis & Son; store- house by J. M. Loftls near T. P. I. canrmis: also one store, house west of T. P. I., by H. L. Bilyeu. V Just outside the corporation, the following new houses have been built: G. W. Masters 2, A. M. John- eon 1, Pete Henry 1, Maxyell Bros., Grocery Oo., 1. The following residences have been remodeled and practically made new: Whtson & Womack have rebuilt the old Baker residence, on Spring St.; the homes of J. C. McDearman, H. M. Hughes, Robt. Ray, Ed Burton, D. B. Burgess and Allison Mitchell "have been remodeled and very nra- ' terially lmiproved. Judge Edwards has also had his home on East Broad St. remodeled Addition To School and Class Rooms The old Moore corner of the Pub- the press of the state in co-operat ing with the Department of Agricul ture and the Division of Extension in the spread of knowledge of the best methods in farming. But there remains a great deal to be done, And I am sure that the newspapers of the state will continue to co-operate in the development of the agricultur al Interests of the State, because they realize that agriculture is the basic industry, jand unless the agricultural classes of the nation are prosperous there can be no permanent prosperi ty for the State and Nation. We are all interested ia the agri cultural development of the State. Originally our land in Tennessee was all fertile, but we followed a system of farming that in many cases has robbed the. soil of its fertility. On every hand can be seen galled hill sides, the result of tpoor farming. The country newspaper reaches to every part of the county in which It is pub lished, and the broad policy of that naner in its co-ODeratlon in nreach- lie Square has been remodeled for I ing the gospel of better farming wil) Rehabilitation claes rooms by C. ' E. result in reclaiming much of the land .Wilson who now owine this , block, in the State that has been abandon- There has also been considerable ed as worthless; acreage will be ln- additions made to the T. P. I., plant creased and with better methods of "by the building of a fine dairy barn, farming, production will Increase, and anew steel flreproor structure Every community in the State owes for the housing of machinerv-haa it. to itself to give unstinted sulpport been built, and another is now under to its home paper. The home paper course of construction. As soon as bide can be received in .idue form, the State will build a new dormitory at T. P. I., amd enlarge the present administration' building: by adding a large auditorium and other vice 'on questions that directly affect to same. The; expenditure will the community. The newspaper is a keeps the hearts of the citizens of the community beating in unison, go ing into the homes each week with all the news of .the community, and generally with sane and kindly ad wings " be $100,000, which is the Polytech nic Institute's share of the bonds recently sold. y s With all the building which has been done, there Is still a great need for more houses in . Cookeville, and - that our citizens will answer the call of progress is a foregone conclusion. power for good, for grogress and prosperity, and the investment of the individual citizen in its suplport is one of the best he can make. COUNTRY PAPER'S POWER TURKEY DINNER. The Ladies' Aid Society of the Methodist Church will serve a, Turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day at the Church Annex on Broad St. A good menu will be served for 75 cents per - plate. Advertisement. Dr. Shatter Mathews, famous dean of the divinity- school of the Uni versity of Chicago, is one of the lat: est to express his belief in the mis sion of the country newspaiper. He ip it has an opportunity for service wnfch will put life Into rural districts and tend toward prosperity and con tentment Subscribe for Your Home Town Paper, Week November 7-12. By. All Ex-Service Men, Their Fami lies, and Their Friends. Armistice Day will be fittingly cele brated In Cookeville to-morrow, and a large crowd is expected to be here from all parts of the county to take part In the observance. The local post of the American Le gion win have charge or the pro gram, and nothing will be leit un done to make th e occason one long to be remembered by those who at tend. The (progressive Business men of the town have donated liberally for the e xpenses, and an o Id fashion ed barbecue has been arranged for, with a view to f eeding thousands The ladies of the t own will furnlsn pies and other pastry to follow the free barbecue, amd everybody Is cor dially in vited to come and enjoy the anniversary day of Peace and Victory which came to the world, af ter .more than four-jrears of tftrible warfare. . ARMISTICE DAY PROGRAM Under direction of the American Lfegiou, Cookeville Post, the program for 'Armistice ' Day will begin with a parade at 10 o'clock. Starting at the courthouse, the ex-service men will form in parade. The memorial serv ice will begin at 10:30 when the ex service men will be joined , at the Duke House by the Gold Star, moth ers and disabled soldiers, .who will ride in automobiles provided for them. ' ' ' A wreath of flowers will be carried by the veterans, in memory of their fallen comrades. . As the procession nears the courthouse,' the church, bells of Cookeville will toll ' from 10:45 to 11, as 'requested by Pres. Harding, and at the sounding of taps at 11 o'clock, two minutes of silent (prayer will be observed in honor of the unknown soldier, whose memory is being similarly honored at Arling ton cemetery at that time. At the conclusion of the prayer, the audi ence will Join in singing one verse of Nearer My God TovThee. The pro gram for the 'balance of the day fol lows, Commander L. H. Hughes,' presiding: Address of Mr. R. H. White of Nashville, after which there will be a barbecue servea at iz ociock, on the courthouse square, followed by a, number of athletic contests, , as fol- Potato RaceAgricultural Class vs. Business Course Classes. Sack Race Shoe Shop Men vs. Linotype Students. ; Smoking Race Machine Shop vs. Auto Mechanics. - Tug of War Married men vs. single men. TOLD IN RHYME. By Ryley Ryck. NOVEMBER 11, 1921. that aus- A brief three years since picious 'day When from the coluds of war a shin ing ray Of hope descended to thes ons of man Federal court convened here Mon day morning, with Judge J. W.'Ross of Jackson, ne'wsly appointed Federal Judge of the Western Division of Ten nessee, presiding in IJeu of Judge B. F. Sanford of Knoxville. The regular court officials and their subordinates were in their places by eight o'clock, Monday morning, ready to start the wheels of justice grinding, and no time was lost In getting down to '"honest to goodness" hard work on a docket, the size of which would be calculated to bluff almost any set of men, except a Federaf court retinue. Judge Ross charged the grand Jury iu a very strong and comprehensive manner, leaving nothing to be guessed at by any' member of the panel to whom it was addressed. The docket is being dispatched in a most business-like manner, and a sur prisingly lot of cases have already! been disposed of. Sentences of fines and Imprisonment are being passed out to convicted "moonshiners" and "bootleggers" in a wholesale fashion, after each defendant has been given a fair hearing, but there has been no quibbling or stalling ifor time, as is often the case on the lower courts. The old custom of allowing a convict ed man time in which to secure his fine and costs has not been in vogue, and unless he or his friends can pro duce the cash or Its equivalent forth' with, he is put in charge of the sheriff aind the case of the next alleged vio lator of the law put on trial. More than fifty men were committed to jail Monday and Tuesday, and perhaps not quite so many yesterday and to day., The local Jail Is crowded to CROP YIELD FAIRLY GOOD According to Information Received ' By Commissioner Peck. And-grew in radiance until again lfB capacity. Judge Ross Is obviously ine morning sun oi reace snmeu a believer of letting the "punishment camuy uawn , flt the crime," and of making exam- r rom sKies wnicn lour longe .years bad worn a frown. Now on this anniversary they come, The Nations of the Earth, nor fife nor drum pies of law violators in order to put down lawlessness. That the "way of the transgressor Is hard" has been plainly demonstrated amd should serve ks a warning to those who may have , i o nniuiug t,v mwov ruu ilia j uciw Nor gaudy trappings of that monster been inclined to run the gauntlet and oreaa, That smiling ghoul who fattens on the dead, But solemnly and with high serious- . ness May they have come together to im press " Upon the world the Greater Armis tice. A iruce to wars, a death to avarice! take the risk of being apprehended in their acts. The town has been crowded with people from this and adjoining coun ties, who have come in answer to sum mouses of the court. Hotels, boarding houses amd private homes are filled to overflowing and the federal-build ing, during court hours is like a verl table beehive. It is exnected that the uoa give inera minus aoove tne petty court win adjourn by Saturday nates And . broils and bickerings of jealous states! O'er all the world where war's dread children . thrive, Famine and . suffering, crime and death all strive To teach the lesson mankind long has. sought (Yet strive in. vain, for man will not be taught) KI0RE MACHINERY FOR REHAB. SCHOOL The government has" sanctioned the expenditure by the Veteran's Service Bureau of more' than $30,000 for the purchase of additional machinery to be used by the Tennessee Polytechnic Eyeswith despair long, dimmed at Institute in the work. of training the last are bright . : I men wno are here, and those who may With hope, and hearts bowed dowro "e sent here ror training, in the Ke habilitation section. .About $13,000 worth of the new ma chinery will be sent for the Industrial Arts Department of the Institution, where wood working, auto repairing and general machine shop work is ALGOOD WILL HAVE NEW SCHOOL BUILDING The Supreme . Court has put its "OK" on the validity of the f30,000 school bond issue, voted by the citi zens of Algood and the 19th dist rict last Spring, and our enterprising neighbors will now go to work to sen the bonds amd build modern up-to-date school building of which they have been so long in need. The progressive element of that community is to be congratulated on the outcome of the Issue which was fought out in the courts and about which considerable interest was manifested. The building when com pleted and equipped will be one of the very best in the state, and we trust will serve as an incentive for other communities of the county to pattern by. and crushed by Might Are beating faster on this' day of days. . - Oh, fail us not, ye in whose care the ways. And destinies of nations are assigned, Whose hands now hold the fate, of taught, while $20,000 will be spent for humankind! I a complete and uip-to-date printing out Else your inheritance shall be the flt including " type setting machines, worn. presses, etc. wnen cms equipment is And contumely 6t those yet unborn, mstaiiea a large numoer oi men wm Oh, fail us not, we cry from East and instructed in the printing trade, ana cooKeviue may wen tae ner And millions shall rise . up to call Place aa 'ot 016 commercial print- vnu hlnst . lnK centers or tne state. -opywrlght 1921 by R. E. Rychner " lnaeeu to iu training of the ex-service mem at this place, under the direction and super vision of the T. P. I., has been so satisfactory to the government that the Veteran's Service Bureau contin- ues to send equipment here for the John Walker and Will Sloan are ereting new residences on the Spar ta pike. SUBSCRIBE FOR YOUR HOME TOWN PAPER The biggest booster In every live nrvmnnniTi If v In tiha Sit a t tTia hvtYlA town newspaper, is to ask a little Pwpoee of enlarging and broadening more generous support of its con stituents during the week of Nov. 7 12. A large percentage of the 15,000 country newspapers in the United States are expected to join In the campaign which is to be carried on during this "Subscribe for Your Home Town Paper Week." the facilities. When the above requl- stions are filled and the equipment installed, there will be something like $100,000 worth of machinery placed in Cookeville by the government for the purpose of training men in different mechanical lines. ALGOOD DRUG CO. MRS. ANNIE WELCH. Fred Moore, manager of the AJ. Mrs. Annie Welch, wife of Lee soon urug uo., is naving nis orug Welch, who lives' on Monterey R. 3, tore thoroughly renovated and has was etrlcken with apoplexy on Wed- movea nis sjock oi goons una tempo nesday of last week, from the effects done. He, is having a new ojcrete of which she died the following rary Quarters while the work is being morning at 3 -.!-" floor laid, with a hardwood cover, the Her remains were Interred on, Frt-' wai and celling re-pamted and pa- day In the presence of a large num ber of friends and relatives. Subscribe for the HeraM WW. pered. In' fact when he moves back to his old stand, It will be to occupy a brand new store, equipped with modern conveniences. Nashville, Nov. 4. Tennessee Farm ers will harvest a ftirly abundant corn crop this fall, according to esti mates of the yield sent in by crop re porters of the Department of Agricul- tureture, received for the month of October by Commissioner T. P. Peck. According to the estimates of the cor respondents, the yield per acre In the state will average about 29 bushels, ' and on an estimated acreage of 3,200,- 000, the total yield for the State yould , be 92,800,000 bushels. This estimate Is probably a little too high, but it may safely be assumed that the pro duction of corn in Tennessee 'this year has approximated 90,000,000 bushels. Harvesting of he corn crop is. well under way. - The estimates of the crop reporters - onthe production of cotton per acre show an average yield of 808 pounds. -The acreage has been estimated at be tween 550,000 and 600,000, and thta would Indicate a yield of approximate ly 220,000 bales. Much of the cotton ' has already been pioked and market- ' ed, and a few days of fair weather will see the remainder of the : crop picked., The acreage la cotton was considerably reduced from last year, - but the production per acre was bet ter than earlier reports promised. , Compilation of figures from esti mates received on tobacco Indicate a yield of about 800 pounds to the acre and an estimated Itotal production of aboufS.OOO.OOO pounds. The acre age in tobacco is estimated this year at about 60 per cent of the normal, which indicates about 85,000 acres this year. . v The estimate on the production per acre of Irish potatoes, 121 bushels Co the acre, is also probably too high, but the late crop was very good. On an estimated acreage of 35,000, there ha probably been a Iproductiom of be tween 3,000,000 and 3,600,000 bushele. The yield of peanuts is reported as about 78 per cent of a normal crop. The production of sorghum reported as good, about 87 per cent of a nor mal croy. The yield of broomcom Is reported as 75 per cent of (normal. The we?.her hs been fine for fall seeding, and reports Indicate an In creased acreage in wheat. Planting of winter oats and rye has also pro gressed favorably. A summary of the reports of cor respondents from the various counties follows: Wheat, acreage sown, per cent. ...72 W'nter oats, acreage, per cent ".74 ' Rye, acreage sown, per cent ...... It Corn, estimated yield per acre.. 72 bu. Cottcmt'per acre 808 lb. Millet, seed threshed, per cent.... .66 Stock peas, seed threshed, per c't.-73 n Sweet potatoes, per acre . 149 bu. Late Irish potatoes, per acre.. 121 bu. Tobacco, est. yield, per acre 803 lbs Sorghumv est. yfeld, per cent " 87 Broom corn, est. yield, per cent 76 Peanuts, est. yield, per ' cent .....78 Young clover, condition, per cent 66 Grasses, condition, per cent ....77 Alfalfa, condition, pel4 cent ......78 Pea hay, saved, per cemt ..83 Apples, yield, per cent 19 Live stock, condition, per cent 8 Hogs marketed, per cent 60 DEATH OF A GOOD WOr.IAN Mrs. . Mary Nichols Byrne, wife of Rev. G. D. Byrne, died Monday at their home m Monterey after am illneM of, several months. ' She was a most estl- mable Christian lady and was greatly loved by a wide circle of relatives and. friends. I She was seventy-six years old and had been a devoted member of the Methodist church for sixty-four -years. She is survived by her husband, Rev. O. D. Byrne, 'well known veteran Meth- odist minister, and by five children. Misses Nola, and Daisy Byrne and Mrs. -O. C. Irvine of Monterey, Dr. Marvin Byrne of Memphis, and "A. A. Byrae of Nashville. The deceased was a daughter of David Nichols, one of the most promi nent pioneer citizens of this county. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. T. C. Holladay of this city, and by Four brothers, Rev. B. B. Nichols and L. B. Nichols of Boma, J. P. Nichols of Buffalo Valley, atnd 3. C. Nichols of Lebanon-and by many nelces, neph ews, and other relatives In this city and county 2 . - - : Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church in Monterey by Revs. X A. Al- : lison, A. P. Walker, D. A. Ensor, J. W. Killefer and A. P. Welch, followed by the interment of the remains at thev Monterey cemetery.. 1 1 .... If As.