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COOKEVILLE, TENNESSEE. THUBSDAI. DECEMBEK 22 1921 .NUMBER 5t STATE WIDE DEMOCRATIC RALLY LPJ. GLEE CLUB- DEMOCRATIC BURGESS FALLS ' POWER PLANT The Storm Centers ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE COM (I FT Uuder a call of "J. Nelson Fisher, Chairman, the Democratic Executive Committee of Tennessee will meet at , , Nashville on WedhesdayT December 'J ' 28 at 10 A. M. and that evening at ' 7:30 P. M. a banquet will be served in honor and appreciation of Hon. Cor dell Hull who has recently been elec ; ted as National Chairman of the Dem- ', ocratlc party. Every Democrat In . Tennessee is invited to this banpuet and every- one who possibly can, should avail themselves of the privi lege of doing honor to our own great Tx Tennessean. It is a great recognition! r of the ability and wisdom of Judge 't Hull to be selected to such an lmpor- V tanf position, the jrery head of the Democratic Party of the Nation, the t party that is . cherished to reas- sume the reign of government fast as the reign of government as fast ae elections are held and to redeem the .people from the misrule of the R& xrabUcana.. We who knew Judge HuU up here, in the moutalna find- that he is the-"man for the plate and when the banquet Is spread, when Demo crats from all parts of the state are assembled around the festive hoard on the 28th, the Fourth Diet.; will be well represented. All ex-governors, congressmen!, and United States senators have been to- Vited and are expected to be present. Distinguished' speakers from all over the ssate have accepted the in vitations to ibe present and lend their voice to the occasion. v Hill . McAllister, Chairman of the Committee on Arrangement saya that this banquet and rally la mot. to be an incubator for any candidate, for governor, but is to be simply and truly for. the purpose of doing honor jto our beloved Tennessean who has been eo signally (honored by the Democrats of the Nation and for the additional purpose of getting together In a good old-fashioned love feast without any idea of promoting any individual or faction. - Get together, Democrats, for your time is at hand. The Republicans Jhave made a complete failure and all we need to do is to show forth our .solid strength until the' coming elec tion. Remember the date, Wednesday, Dec. 28th, 1921,. at the Hermitage Ho tel, 7:30 P. M. CITY SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS On Tuesday evening, Jan. 3, 1922, will be the Graduating Exercises of the Winter or First Term Class. The First Term examinations will .begin Tuesday, January 3, following which will he the First Term promo tions from Section A to Section B to the various grades. ' On the second Monday of January the 9th) will begin the work of the 'Second Ternu At this time all pu pils intending to take the Spring term of work should enter. This es ipecially applies to pupils who have reached the legal school age of 6 years old since the beginning vt the fall term or will be six within the du ration of the Spring term. Such pu pils cannot without great hindrance to the work of the First Grade, enter intermittently during the Spring Term, since beginning pupils cannot be classed with , pupils who have previously entered. Also pupils from 'neighboring rural Communities should enter promptly at the beginning of the Second Term so thatHhey may be classified to a 'better advantage. W: E. MOORE, Supt. NEW CITY. SCHOOL BUILDING We are reliably Informed thai "with the exception of a few details the ne , gotiations for the sale' of the City School bonds are now complete and that we may confidently expect to see a modern school building con structed and equipped within the next year in Cookeville! The bonds will bring par value, and' a sufficient amount will be realized to insure the construction of a building to meet the present and future needs of a growing town euoh as Cookeville -Is. We do not know of anything more ' urgently needed than a up . to date ''school buildig in Cookeville and whan "completed; its far reaching benefits cannot be estimated. jThe City Com mission is working hard on the cow summation of the deal for fEe sale -of the bonds, plans, etc., for " the building. : . - - A big carload of Genuine American Fence, Just received. Prices lower. Jere Whltson Hardware Co. Advertisement The entertainment given at. the city -school auditorium last Friday evening, Dec. 16th, by the. Boys' and Girls' Glee Clubs of the T. P. I. was one of the very best of its kind ever produced in Cooke ville, and was at tended by a large and i appreciative audience of Cookevllle's music lovers. Each number on the program was a feature within itself, and here was an abundance of evidence of the ap preciation of the listeners, for every number was encored. The choruses were splendidly rendered and most enthusiastically received as were the quartettes, duets, solos, and readings, Mr. Charles McClannahan, the di rector, is to he congratulated on this the first appearance of his Glee Club singers, who have made such a won derful Impression' that their future success as musical entertainers is freely predicted by those who really know good music when they hear it, The people of Cookeville should indeed be proud of this aggregation of singers and encourage them to continue the cultivation of their ex traordlnary talents along this line, The T. P. I. Boys' Glee Club will make a" tour of neighboring towns during the second semester, and it should be a source of pride to' all Cookeville people to know that our local state institution Is furnishing high class entertainment, which is as a matter of fact an innovation In this section of the state. It the in itial performance is to he taken ae a criterion, the success of the Club is already assured. . Mt. View Lodge No. 179 I. o. f. met at the usual hour, 7 p. , Dec. 16, 1921, J. M. Hatfield, N. G. protem, presiding with about the usual Fri day night attendance.- The regular routine business was considered and dlsDosed of There- were no sick brothers reported at this' meeting. jSfeveral communications 'were read and ordered filed. A majority of an important committee being absent no resort f:s presented. The secretary reported (progress in the cleaning off of the Lodge's lot on East Broad St. This street is being graded and piked and when finished will add much to the desirability of the Lodge's lot. If all lodges In the state have done as well as this contributing to a Christ mas tree at the I. O. O. F. Home the children there are Insured an enjoy- able time. No one with any milk of I human kindness In him cam see the 200 poor orpnans in tne Home ana not be glad to contribute to their happiness. s The Home is the order's greatest asset. Think of all these children being gathered from all over the state and being properly cared for, none being rich, all of them being children of poor men. It's a God send for them, that heir fathers were mem bers of the Order. Think of what would have been their fate had they been dropped for nonpayment of dues. FORTY-EIGHTH ANNIVERSARY The celebration of the 48th anni versary of the Institution of Mt. View Lodge No. 179 I. O .0. F. was held at an informal meeting on the 19th Inst Bro. E. H. Boyd acted as Master of Ceremonies and after stat-1 lng the object and alms of the meet- the Inner circle of servants and suit ing and giving a short synapsis of the erers, could say with John, "We be hlstoryof the lodge, introduced Bro. hold his glory, as the glory of the A. R. Gross the.. Grand . Master - of Tennessee I. O. O. F., who proceeded to make an Impromptu- heart to heart tallrtor more than thirty ' minutes which was very interesting and well received. Several othes delivered short talks, and all referred to the Grand Master's splendid talk, each having more or less to say of the or ders' greatest asset, the I. O. O. F. Home which Is doing such a great and grand work in educating and pre paring its 200 inmates caring for themselves after their age limit at the Home - Our six wards in the Home were very Interestingly spoken of, especially was Dora Poston highly complimented, as a musician by the Grand Master. This ws perhaps the best and most interesting celebration ever held by the Lodge. ' It was good to be there. . . . NOTICE TO TEACHER8 The State Board of Education ex pects every teacher and prospective teacher who has net bad four years of high school training, to enter the teacher training class in some' high school BEECHER GENTRY, Co. Supt. A CHRISTMAS SERMON By Geo.jGowen "Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king." (Matt.) "And she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him In swaddling clothes and laid him In a manger, because there was no room for him in the Inn." (Luke). "Great is the mystery of godliness, God manifest in the flesh." (Paul.) "Ecce Homo" Behold the Man! "Ecce DeuB" Behold the God! On this Christmas day we celebrate the weakness and the power, the advent and the glory of the Son of God. What mighty contrast 'we here "he- hold! In Him we see the light of the universe eclipsed and shining in the midst of darkness. The world's gift to Him was a manger and its last gift a cross. He who owned the' cattle on a thousand hills as the common property of his providence, was am noyed with hunger. " He who held the ocean In the hollow of his hand as a dewdrop is held In the vase of a Illy, was thirsty at Jacob's well, nor. could I he slake his thirst without asking I neip or another. Me who owned the wealth of the world, Its jnines and crowns and heaped up jewels," as a mere trifle in his treasury, was so ipoor that he could not pay his taxes until the sea brought it to him la the mouh of a fish. In him we see eter nity becoming invested with time, His omnipotence put on frailty. His Immensity became subject to limit- attorn and the Bverllving began to be. The very source of knowledge learned wisdom and the fountain of life expired in death! He was born of woman, and yet he made woman. He ate and hungered and drank nd thirsted; yet He made the corn grow on the mountains .and in the valleys, and poured all the rivers, rills and rivulets from his awn srystal chalice.. He needed sleep, and He wept and yet he created the tear that flrvwft from th ava nf sorrow. He d and yet he lg ,tne Everlasting Word" who created the tree of the cross on which he expired. This day not only calls to mind his birth but his transcendent vic tories of two milleniumg. The care less world knew lttle of Christ's glory then, for the "swaddling clothes' and the 'veil" of flesh' concealed Its brightness from mortal iView. Only only begotten of the'-Father, full of grace and truth." ... To understand Christ we must not stop at the Christmas cradle, or even the cross or the throne, but must fol low his victorious footsteps through the centuries. "It is true that he is "of the seed of David according to the flesh," but he Is alsoaeclared to be the Son of God with" power by the resurrection from the dead." He was ELECTION OF OFFICERS Cookeville Lodge No. 266. ,F, &"A. M., elected and installed the follow ing officers for the ensuing ' year, at their regular meeting, on- Saturday night, Dec. 17: . . , M. Greenwood, Worshipful Mas-, ter; E. L. Mitchell, Senior Warden;. Solon Gentry, Junior Warden; W, Y. Bennett, Treasurer; Hardy Lansderi, Secretary. , The newly elected 'Wor shipful Master appointed the follow ing officers, who were also duly in stalled: B. C. Warner, Senior, Dea con; H." F. Sparks, Junior Deacon; B. M. Hudgens, Senior Steward; .J. F Hamnton. Junior StewaTd: W M. Selby, Chaplain; J. L. Colvert; Tiler. born in Bethlehem,' but "his goings forth have been from old, from ever lasting." He was cradled in a man ger, but then his Star Irradiated a wondering world. The stupid cattle stood listless around' his (humble couch, but all the host of heaven ipoured forth to chant the birth-song of the lowly babe. Herod sought to shed bis blood, but minsters of God gave timely warnings and protected him from (harm. He was tempted in all points like as we are, yet he was victor ia every conflict He knew want and exposure and sore trial, but at last iSatan fled at bis rebuke . and angels came at his call to minister to his needs. He sat thirsty and faint at Sqmarla's well, but yet .. he gave the wicked woman who resort ed thither, the "living water that sprlngeth up unto everlasting life, In his wearjiesjs he slept on She pi lot's, pillow in a storm-tossed boat on the lak e of Galilee; yet In his divine strength he arose and rebuked the wind and calmed the billows with a word. He needed bread as we need bread,, yet the five loaves divided be neath his hand, fed the thousands who followed his footsteps and listen ed ,to his word. He wept at Lazarus' grave as we weep beside the tombs of those we love; but there and then at the bidding of his word the dead came forth again to life and joy. He suffered oni the cross between two thieves, and although dying, his almighty word spoke salvation to the expiring robber. His sorrow clothed the skies lmi blackness; and his dy ing" wall smote the heart of nature, and burst the graves, rent the rocks and shook the solid ground. The malefactor mocked him, and the .Pharisees taunted him and "wagged their heads"; but the mourning mul titude smote with sorrow on their breasts, and the hard centurion cried out: "Truly this was the Son of God " He died and was laid" in a stranges tamb; but he conquered death, and rose by the power of an endless life, and, sits today enthroned In glory at God's right hand. 'An untaught child the doctors in all the universities of the world to day are astonished at his questions and his wisdom. A carpenter men everywhere still wonder at his "gra cious words." A toiling nazarene yet still they say, "Never man spake like this man." Unschooled vby the rabbis and philosophers "In him were hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." "Touched with the feeling of ; our infirmities" he is yet strong to redeem and "might to save." He had power ; to ' lay down his life and power to take it again; and while sinful men deny, deride and scorn the crucified 'Nazarene, our face gazes gladly on the ' sleeping babe and the risen Christ, and with believing Thomas we exclaim, . "MT LORD, AND MY GOD." NOTICE TO AUTO OWNERS - The law ; requires , all automobile and motorcycle owners to secure num ber plates for the year 1922 onr be fore Jam. 1, 1922, under penalty of 5 to $50 for each offense. Please call at my office, pay the-tax and secure your number plates as required, by law. - The law requiring that I report all persons, who fall to comply promptly, I am giving you this notice In, order that you may' protect yourself, f , . -Yours very truly, V . . .'I. .' ALGOOD MOORD, Clerk. Best Grade 'Galvanized V Crimp Roofing- at lowest-iprice' in years. J. Whltson Hdws.'Co. Advertisement For Putnam County Named by Chair man Beecher Huddlebton With the assistance and advice of two or three good Democrats, who are well acquainted throughout the twenty districts of Putnam county, Chairman' Beecher . Huddleston and" Secretary W Y. Benneit of . the Democratic Executive Committee, have selected a list of Committeemen! and committee women to serve for the ensuing two years. It is hoped that all those named below will take an active interest in the work of party organization in, their respective dist ricts, "and attend all meetings of the committee when they can possibly do so. The Chairman 'desires to state that if anyone knows, a good woman or man who will serve on the com mittee and, take an interest in the work, who has not been named, that he be ad vised,, as a number of vacan cies exist in the several districts, and he will appreciate any suggestions looking to the filling of these vacan cies.1 : - 1st. District: tt C. Whiteaker, E. H. Davis. J. N. King Howard Dra per, B. M. Carr, B. C. West J. B. Do well, Rutledge Smith, W, R. Car- len, E. L. Wirt, Worth Bryant H. 8. Hargis, W. M. Shanks, J. M. Bohanon, R. L. Farley. A. G Maxwell. G W Al corn, Jer e Whltson, Jimmie Joe Scott, O. K. Holladay, L. M. Bulling ton, H, S. Barnes, E. L. Mitchell, Q. Dyer, V. E. Bockman, J. L. H1U, O. C. Boyd, J. N. Cox, Chas. Stanton, W. K. Draper, ZinaMilchel; O R, Ferguson, Jesse Davis, R. M. Breeding; D. D. Sla gle.R. E. L. Promt, J. C. McDearman, L. D. Huddleston, B. G. Adcock, C. R. CountissTD. C Wilhite, H. R. Shipley, A. P. Barnes, W. M. Davis, S. B. An derson, W. A. Rlppetoe, Daniel Lang ford, W. L. Murphy, c. E. Wilson, C. A. Womack, R. P. Morgan A. Algood, John Cornwell,J. M. Hatfield, T. W. Klttrell, " Mesdames Graham Smith, Kate Shanks, Elizabeth Shanks, Lockie Halle, Maggie, Holladay, Fan nie Carlen, Daisle, R. Bennett, Ethel Carlen, Josie Richmond, Harriet Dowell, Mollle Huddleston, Mag Wright, Cora Nlckles, Bessie Stan ton, Clara Cox Epperson, May Hut chinson, Laura Kimes, Misses May Buck, Mary Lee Whltson, Vallie Carr, Cora Cooper, Lola Hughes, Edna Hill, and Mary Taylor. 2nd. Dist J. H. Hill, Millard Stone, F.D. Taylor, Simp Isom, Henderson Ford, B. F. Brindley, T. B. Jackson, Mesdames Nannie JKhnson, Nannie Bullock .-end Virgil Bilbrey. , 3rd. Diet. Stant Bohanon, John, Bohanon, Burrell Jones, Joe Bullock, Dock Miller, Dib Dyer, C. P. Hunter, Jim Buckner, Mesdames Vanle Hunt er, Bertha Huddleston, Maggie Brown. 4th. Dist 3eo. Johnson,' J. S. Robertson, J. D. Burnett, Ad Emery, Haekel Henry, W. A. Austin, Mes dames, Fount Elrod, AleX Verble, Tex Tayes. , 5th Diet. Zack Dixon, Alfred Lee Newt McCloud, Wm. Henry, and Bud Welch. 6th Dist Horace Loftis, Porter Judd, Sanford Miller, Jim Bryant, J. Talent, and Mrs. Joe Bilbrey. 7th Dist Reau Palk, Joe Putt Pip pin, Wllburn Oyer, C. P. Jernigang Lee Judd, Birdy Bockman, James Farley, W. T. Holman, Mesdames Walter Judd and Myrtle Draper. 8th DietFrank Massa, Joe Cole, 9th Dist. W. G. Travis, Willie Al corn, Dr. . Denton Lem Plunkett, L. Kerr, and Mrs. Hallle Travis. 10th Dist. John Lee, Birdie Lee, B. F. McBroom, Lena Whiteaker, Jas, Saddler, Isham Rogers, Daniel Bartlett, Bob Cole, Mesdames J. Ij. Sadler and Tom Maddux. 11th Diet. P. Y. Jared, Jim Ander son, Hay ; Maddux, Albert Staunton, Fannie Stanton, Henry McKlnliey, J. H. Jared, J. J. Sulllns, Mesdames Veda DuBois and Leona McKimley. 12th Dist. Fee Jared, Ira McDon ald, Henry Bockman, Clay Farmer, Roscoe Leftwich, Alex Burton, Olcie Jared, Dolph Sullens, Boss Brindley, Mesdames Clay Farmer, Ira McDon ald, and Miss Lassie Holladay? 13th Dist. Casto Mitchell, James Carr, Lewis Anderson, Philip Sadler, and Mrs. Hla Mitchell. 14th Dist. J... P. Romines, A L. Weeks, W. E. Christian, Fate Garrett, John Parrott, R. W. King, Millard Se hon, G. S: Ray, Jim Welch, W. P. Ray, J. M. Welch, W. &. Storle, Ell Storie, W. ... L. Richardson, Steve Buckner, John Holloway, J. T. Price, Mesdames J. T. Ray, 'W. N. Browder, T. Price, and Miss' Sallie .Maude. Ray. A ; - 15th Dist L. F. Stockton', J. W. Warren, Leo Matheney, Chess War ren, Will Terry, Pleas Horner, V. W. Talbot, Dug Phy, C. T. Masters, Mes dames G. A. Johnson, Jasper Terry, The city's new power and light plant,- which is just being completed at Burgess' Falls will not only be a source of pride for, the people of Cookeville as' the owners thereof, but it will be an asset of which a town of 10,000 inhabitants would be " Justly proud. It is doubtless worth to day twice the amount of money which' has bem expended in the purchase of the site afid the construction of the plant. The dam has been erected on the unit plan and can be added to at any time the requirements of- the city may demand, and at a nominal cost. The equipment has practically been installed and the line can be finished within a few days, and but for one hindrance, current from the new plant might be utilized during the .coming holidays, and that is that a few feet of the piping shipped has been condemned, or not found 16 be according to specifications, anTf hie part has been re-ordered but" will "t possibly not get here' before the first . of January, as It has to be shipped " from the East and may be delaeyd ini transit during the rush of holiday transportation. , - - The City Commission is to be eon . gratulated on the completion of the Burgess Falls plant .through . their own direct supervision, thereby sav ing to the taxpayers of Cookeville considerable sum of money, and at the same time satisfying themselves that the work la thoroughly done! . When the plant is thoroughly tried out by competent men, there should and will be no question as io-tsTperT' manency and the cost for maintain ing and operating the plant will to comparatively ismall. t The future growth of the town has been taken into consideratlom in Ms construction. and the .untiring work of the Com mission should be appreciated by our citizens. It has been a big undertak ing, but the work has been done re markably quick, all things being! considered. BUFFALO VALLEY We are glad to welcome Mr. afid Mrs. W. W. Jared who have sold their farm near Donelson and returned to this, their former home. - y Mr. Sam Jared of Cincinnati is .with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. T. Jaed, for the holidays. Through the kindness of W. A,. Jared and his Ford, F. M. Maddux; enjoyed Sunday with his brother, C. -B. Maddux and family. This was the first outing Mr. Maddux has taken since his serious illness nearly . two months ago. .. ; - Mrs. C. O. DuBois and mother, Mrs. C. Y. Jared, had"as their guest ' on Monday, Mrs. Peyton Ligpi of Gernt Mrs. Jared will leave for her home in Seattle, Wash, ljust after Christ mas. . Mrs. Hattie Nichols and son L. M. " Nichols were in Cookevlle, Monday. . Mr. Crit Maddux will spend Christ- maswith his parents, Mr: and Mrs. Solon Maddux f Beftevlew. ' - J. B. DuBois of Chattanooga, will spend Christmas here. ' V Miss Douglas Nichols had as her , guest on Sunday, Miss Nannie Peek ' of Cookeville, who is principal of the Buckner Consolidated School. ' ' EASTERN 8TAR Cookeville Chapter will hold a Called Meeting next Tuesday , after noon, Dec. 27, at 4 o'clock for 'the -purpose of installing officers for the Incoming term. All members are urg ed to be present. . . . MRS. URSA HARDING, W. M. and Chess Warren. , " ..ICth Dist M. 'C. Farley, , Frank Moss, J. W. Scott, Hehry Mitchell. R. L. Lollar, Jim Dunavin, Sarah Mill sap, Mesdames Ann La fever," J, W, Scott. - 17th Dist Tom .Anderson, JoLn Nichols, John W. Barks, Jeff Waller, . Bass Butler, Geo, Klnnalrd, J, D. Lowe, Mesdames Delia Braswell and -W. T. Anderson.. . . . 18th Olsf. J. C. Ferrell, Joe Car- rlngton, Carmel Smith Dock NeaL U. T. Brown, Dr. J.J. Allison, H. T. Rogers, Mesdames Dock Neal, Joe Carrington, J. C Ferrell.' ' " 19th Dist. H. T. Gragg, Jim Lang- ford, Dr.. J. T. Moore, J. Y. Pointer, W. L. Swallows, Wheeler Harp, C. H. Rlckman," Henry Pointer, J. L. ,, Ledbetter, Jim L. Quails, J. L. Epper son, Mesdames W. L. Swallows, John McCormick, Henry Pointer Sopfiie Moore, Minnie Epperson. ' ' ' ' 20th Dist John Saddler, W. R. Bradford, Joe Nichols, B. Montgom ery, Lawrence urace, urover Ander son, Frank Ward, B. M. Lee, James Gentry, Arthur Grogan, R. E. Lea, . Mesdames Lillle Anderson, Tina Boyd and Lawrence Orace. 4 . J '