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1 -'-V 1 l! Volume XXL SELMER, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1922 Number 16 r. ; 1 f ( i: 3 J THE BIO MEETING We are pleased to report that the big religious' campaign con ducted by Rev. Kinney is still on, this being the third week. The big tent is filled every night to overflowing. So far, we are in formed,' there have been about 50 conversions. . The meeting is a mingling of all the denominations of the town and the surounding coun try. It is not a Selmer meeting for there art as many people at tending from other towns and from the. country as attend in Selmer. !. t Rev. Kinney is a wonderful preacher and Bible scholar and teacher. He has explained and harmonized the Bible as no other preacher has ever done in Sel mer. He goes from the simple narration of a simple story to the sublimest heights of oratory with as much ease as the eagle mounts from lowly va'ley to mountain heights. ' ' ,x It is refreshing to hear preach ers of the Kinney type. He is well informed, he is deeply re ligious and sincere; he is broad in all his views and , a scrapper against 'sin and the'devil from up the creek. . The services will last another week, and he proposes to begin firing the "Big Berthas" next week. . If you have not heard Rev. Kinney preach and Mrs. Kinney sing and lead the big choir of Selmer's sweetest singers, you ought to. v RAMER -Mr. and Mrs..R. B. Morse and daughter of Corinth were visit ing here Sunday.- Mrs. P. H. Shea, Randolph Hurley, Eber Prather, and James Houston returned Tuesday morn - ing from Knoxville where they attended the Christian Endeavor Convention, and report a splendid trip." They spent Monday at Chattanooga, where they were entertained by Endeavorers of that city and shown the principal points of interest. . ,- , ; : Mrs. L G. Huggins and little sons, Paul and Phillip, and Miss Thelda Carman, of ; Alexandria. La., arrived Friday for visit with- Mrs., Arnic Huggins and other relatives. They also ex pect to visit at Memphis, Bells, and Adamsville before, returning home. v. " v, ' " , ' - Dr. M. C. Key, has been con fined to his room for several days on account of illness. . Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Anderson visited in Jackson Saturday and Sunday. Mr. and Mrs, J. House Moore . had as their guest last week, their daughter, Mrs. Thompson, and baby, of Milan. ; Mrs. J. W. Robinson, Jr., 'and daughter. Miss Velma, of Green ville, Miss., spent Sunday night in the home of J. W, Robinson They were called to attend the -funeral of Mrs. Robinson's fath er, J. R. Hignite, who was found dead in bed Saturday morning at his home near Strickland, Miss. Mr. Hignite was section foreman .here several years ago, was well liked, and friends will be sorrv to learn "of his death. Mrs. F. M. Crocker, a grand-daughter, lives here and, with her children, attended the funeral. R. B. Bell and family have moved here from near Pittsburg and their daughters, Misses Vic toria and Effie, have entered v school. Miss Leila Penn spent Satur day and Sunday with homefolks at Trenton. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Olive have moved to tovirn, from near Wenasoga. 1 Capt Gordon Browning, dem ocratic nominee for . Congress from this district, spoke here Monday night to alargejaudience. His speech was on campaign is sues and met a hearty response from his hearers. Mr. Brown ing has warm personal friends here, and will be given a hand. pome vote at the coming election, gov. alf taylor speaks in Selmer ' Gov, Alf Taylor spoke Tuesday nigt under the big tent in which Bro. Kinney is conducting the greatest revival ever witnessed in Selmer. It was planned to have preaching services begin half an hour earlier to accomo date those wishing to hear both the preaching and speaking; but Rev. Kinney sized up the situa tion and announced that if he de cided to preach at all it would be after the speaking, and so Gov. Taylor was introduced to the large audience by Col. J. W. Pur viance. Gov. Taylor reviewed his rec ord as Governor for two years in a most interesting way. He was not bitter in anything he said a noticeable characteristic of the Governor and his lament ed and beloved brother, Bob Tay lor, three times governor of Ten nessee and a U.--S. Senator at his death. His speech was greatly enjoyed by the crowd. At the close of his speech a quartette composed of three of Gov. Taylor's son3 and one of their East Tennessee sriends, regaled the audience with some old time negro songs. Gov. Tay lor says he carries the boys along for company as he, travels oyer our big state"500 miles long and 100 miles wide. They must be splendid company for the Gov ernor as they are sources of much entertainment to the big crowds which gather to hear them. County Sunday School Associ ation Reorganized For the purpose of reorganiz ing the County Sunday School Association, W. H. Walker, sec retary State Association, in con ference with local workers, des- gnated certain county and dis trict officers to serve till the next convention. County and district officers have arranged district meetings as follows: . For the first district, composed of civil districts Nos. 2, 6, and 19, 0, Hamilton president, and the district convention will be held at Bethel Springs. - Second district, composed of civil districts Nos. 3, 8, and 17, Miss Florence English,president, and the district convention will be held at Finger? .: ' Third district, composed of civ il districts Nos. 7, 10, 11, 12 and 15, A.5 M. Perkins president, and the district convention will , be held at Adamsville. - Fourth district, composed of civil districts Nos. 5, 9, and 13, J-W.Wood president, and the district convention will be held at the consolidated school, Mich ie-Tulu. - ' - . Fifth district, composed of civ il districts Nos. 1, 4. 14, and 18, A. B. Hamm president, and the district convention will be held at Ramer. AH these district conventions will be held at 2 o'clock p. m Sunday, October 22, except the one at Ramer, and it will be at 1 p. m. All Sunday School officers and teachers and all others who are inesested, are urged to attend these district meetings in thtir respective territory. The distric presidents will attend their re spective meetings and it is ex pected that some one of the State and County officers or workers will likewise attend each meet ing. A program of practicable utili ty will be presented at each meet ing, and preparations made for the County Convention to be held in November or December. W. G. Robinson, Pres. II. P. Wood, Sec. Worth Knowing. The Angei'is bell, always runs thrice a dny, take in natie from the first words of the player. The De Pro- fumlU bell sounds one hour after the Ave. It was only a comparatively re cent date that belli were used for call ins people to churclu For anes they were designed solely for keeping erU spirits ot a a:s distance, ELECTION KOTICH List of Offloern, Jadirfd. Clerki nml Registrars appointed to open unci bold election on Nov, 7, 1922, at the var us Voting preolnuts In MeNalry Conn- Tenn., for the purpose of voting for tnited States Senator. Governor. Con gressman, State 8enator,,Representatlve General Assembly, ani Railroad Com Isdloner. and Justice of the Peace in e 12th civil district of MeNalry cpunty. W. H. WILSON, Chrm. W. 8. TAYLOR. Sec. Election Com. f r MoViiiry Co., Tenn. FIBST DISTRICT (Netherys) Officer Deo Taylor. Judges T. F. Stoadman, W, T. Boat man, Pato Locke. Clerks O. C. Steadman. Earl Boat man, R. W. Taylor, Reg. (Taylors) Officer T. J. Taylor. Judges I. L. Colemnn, Frank Waal- ey, Jl. F. Minton. Clerks W. D. Minton. J. C. Tavlor. Oscar McAlpin, Beg. --. SECOND DISTRICT Rose Creek Officer Brmv Leonard. Judges Joe Sanders. A. L. Mocrc. Henry Causey. Clerks Jodie Goocn. Sonnio Dillon Joha E. Dillon, Reg. ' Hunters Officer T. F. Wcathcrly. Judges Bruce Hiaes. L. B. Locke. Z. T. Simpson. Clerks Neely Boatman, S. L. Hunt er, W. B. Nichols, Reg. - THIKD DISTRICT Officer D. M. Archer. Julges John Kernodle. T. H. Sines. O. W. Estes. Clerks Ernest Carothers. Bato Kcr odle, D. W. Sipes, Recr. FOURTH DISTRICT Rs.rner Officer J. IT. Hill. Judges W. R. Crabtre, G. A. Prath- t, W. J. TeaRue. Clerks J. C. Bcrnes, Archie McCul- lar, C. L. McCiillar. Ree. FIFTH DISTRICT Gravel Hill Officer J. B. Huggins. Judges Sam Summers, ' John Spring er, W. 0. Armstrong. Clerks Tom Hunter, W. D. Hocan. W. J. McCoy, Re. Caffey Officer J. W. Williams. Judges Sidney Durbin, Rid McCar- ter. C. C. Curtis. Clerks I. C. Crowe, Walter For- lyth, J. E. Boldinc Refr. SIXTH DISTRICT ' 8e1mer Officer W. M. Brown. Judges J, C. Gilbert, T F. William. D. R. Hurst. Clerks Mathew Bieeer, Carter Smith, , ralcon ' ; Officer A. C. Taylor. JudgPR Tom Browder. if. F. Pow ell. A. 8. Tennyson. Clerks L. A. Bay, J. B. Curtis, Hen ry Carman. R.opr. ' r " SEVENTH DISTBICT Pnrdy Officer W. F. Beard. JndcjeR .John Bell. W- W. Jonllnsr. .Tim In man. Clerks-Pink Nines. V. A. Jonlinir. Murray HarrK Beg. ; Y EIGHTH DISTBICT : Finger, JudeesW. H. Harris. X C. B. Nav lor. O. F. Dickey. i . Clerks E. C. Peoples, Guy Bishop, B. A. N. Llpford. Beg. NINTH DISTBICT Michie .. Officer Terry Gooch. Judges Eobt. Wade. P, Ferris. J. W. Childers. . , ; Clerks Leo, Atkins. ' H, L. Manuc', J. L. Ccln, Beg. Pebble Hill Officer J. W. Woods. Judges D. M. Cooksey, Tot Will- iaims, Henry Glidewcll, Clerks J. W. Kcndrick, O. D. Wyatt, C. H. Gilliam. Reg ? V TTTVTW TlTSTPTOT Btantonvllle Of fleer J. T- Templeton. Judges S. J. Pounds, ' A, B. Bosh- art. R. W. Michie. Clerks Jesse Kcndrick, Howard Hoover; . M. Chapnvin. Reg. Xawton Officer A. H. Gilchrist. Judges J. B. Pounds, Edd IVajron er, J. E. Alevander. Clerks Ciscoe Walker, Charlie Pounds, Joe A. Walker, Reg. ELEVENTH DISTBICT Leapwood Officer M. C. Tacker. Judges J. Q. Iugram, M. L. Harrir, Joha Hair. Clerks B. B. Wharton, E. C. Eason, J. T. Martin, Beg. . - TWELTH DISTBICT Mt Zlon Officer W- V. Canady. Judges J. L. Sewell, J. E, Jame son, J. P. H. Smith. Clerks Walter Oneal, Charlie Mar tin, W. L. Meek. Beg. THIBTr.i.MTH. lUHTKlUT . Weatherford'g Store Officer E. A. Baines. Judges Dan Willis, J. L. Brooks, R. B. Banks. Clerks Hall Hockaday, Granville McCormack, J. A. Weatherford, Keg. FOUBTEENTH DISTBICT Guya Officer J. W. Williams. Judges B. A." Pcindexter, J. H. Hamm. J. U. Mullens- Clerks Howard Houston, Boy ,8harp, J. L. Meeks, Beg. Chewall Officer W. P. 8uratt. Judges B. J. King, Buck Eaker, Robt. FuHon. Clerks Jimmie Hurley, Charlie Price, E .L. Blankenship. Beg FIFTEENTH DISTBICT Adamsville Officer J. 8. Aberaathy. Judges J. 8. Carroll, J. W. Seott G. M. MeKiaxie. Clerks W. P. Littlefleld, .Jr, L. T. Jones, J. B. Wesson, Bg. SIXTEENTH DI8TBICT SockeySnob, Officer w, F. Manes. Judges J. B. Jackson, 8, H, Bull man, 11. J. Gjrrett. Clerks Homer Onenl, M, a, Lotti Robert MancM, Bog. SEVENTEENTH DISTRICT . MeNalry Officer J. R. Henry. Judges L. A. Stout, A. A. MeNeal. Frank I'utman. Clerks J. N. Owens, P. E. Cheshicr, J. E. Hodges, Beg. EIGHTEENTH DISTRICT Cypress Officer B. M. Mcrrcll. Judges J. D. Beid, John Deming, Tate Pittman. Clerks-J. M. Crocker, T. S. Kirk, G. L. Blnslngiune; E. L. Butler, Keg. Clerks J. M. Crocker, J. S. Kirk, E. L. ButhT, Reg. Judges M. T. Inman, J. B. Small- wood, W. F. Garner. Clerks Clarence Dodd, Will Suratt, B. M. Harris, Reg. Judges J. U. Brown, J. JU. tsrooKF, R. B. Banks. NINETEENTH DISTRICT Bethel Springs , Officer S. 8. Brook s. Judges Jack Ethridga, John Eobin- sen. O. C. Plunk. Clerks Trov Ethridgo, Arthur Will ams, R. F. Lewis, Reg. THE GAME LAW The hunting season for quail and migratory birds will soon be open, and I am appealing to the sportsmen and farmers and cit izens generally over this county to assist me in enforcing the game and fish laws, and thereby protect the game to the fullest extent. I appointed deputies all over the State last year to onforce these laws, and urged them to do so on a high plane, and disre gard frivolous cases. I find that a great many of these deputies were worf hless, and I have weed ed a great many of them out. and am still weeding them. I am appointing' new deputies in the place of the old ones who were worthless, and I believe, this ear the laws will be better en- orced than ever before. It is not the purpose of the De partment to persecute anybody, but on the other hand, it is. our intention to try to educate the people up to the high standard of protection of the game and fish, and I am instructing my deputies to enforce the law where a violator knows it is a violation, and where they have no shooting icense. The birds and fish have been declared the property of the State, and a license is required during the open season to shoot them, and it is distressing how small the amountof revenue was, received from the sale of licenses ast year I am compelled to re sort to the method of appointing secret service men in every coun ty, and while I dislike to do this, it seems the only way that I can compel the hunters to buy their icenses and observe the law. The county court clerk sells the licenses, and I am requesting that every man who shoot? a gun, go to the county court clerk and obtain a shooting license before the season opens, because, as I said before, there will be some secret service men in your coun ty, unknown to anyone,' who will enforce this law. I am particularly anxious to protect the farmers. It has been demonstrated that the quail is one of the farmer's best assets. They destroy insects and bugs on his farm and garden, and no hunter has a right to invade his premises, without the permission of the farmer himself. I have received numerous . complaints from the farmers, stating that their lands were being over-run by hunters, shooting promiscu ously, and without permission, and this year I am determined, after full warning, to enforce this law to the letter. It is wrong in principle, and there are a few sportsmen who purchase their hunting licenses and ob serve the law, and other men who wilfully violate the game laws. It is an imposition on the man who buys his licenses, for he is protecting the game for himself as well as the man who will not buy his license, and it is only fair and right to this Depart ment that every shooter who has a license to report the man whom he knows is hunting without one I want to see if your county this time will not furnish its quota of hunting licenses bo that he Department may be better equipped to enforce the law and to carry on Che plan we have in augurated. I am making preparations to build a fish hatchery. These fish are to go to every stream in Tennessee free, and the only thing we ask is that they be protected. It will be impossible however, to stock these streams as long as your local law allows seineing and dynamiting by out- aws. Be a good sport, buy your icenses, observe the law, and protect the game and fish. CP. WILLIAMS. Game Warden. COUNTY AGENT'S ITEMS W. T. McKELL, County Agent Twenty car loads of cattle have been shipped out of tu.e county co-operatively. McNairy community is taking advantage of the co-operative plan of marketing. 1 hey shipped their first car of cattle recently, and will ship another in a few days. A very interesting farmers' meeting was recently held at the Mt. Zion church in the 12th dis trict' This if one of the progres sive sections of the county. At this meeting arrangements were made for shipping a co-operative car" of cattle. The Leapwood community is not behind in the co-operative movement. Through the assist ance of the County Agent, they shipped a car of cattle last week to St. Louis. Within a few days they will buy a co-operative car of ground limestone. The second cotton pool will be held Bt Bethel Springs October 26-27. Cotton for this sale can be delivered either at Finger he- tween 7 and 11 a. m., or at Beth el Springs from 7 a. m. till 2 p. m. on October 26. Sale will be held by the committee. Esq. W. B. Plunk is now plac ing the title "dairyman" after his name. The hum of a cream separator can be heard at his house twice a day, and he has al ready formed the habit of going to the postoffice every Saturday morning after his check. Don't forget that October is the time to begin culling out the non-laying hens. Winter will soon be here and with it the ex pensive feeding. It wont pay to keep a non-layer in the flock. Cull out and send to market all "boarders." Good seed is as . necessary to good crops as a fertile soil If you intend to have good seed corn next year, you must Belett it in the field. Esq. W. B. Plunk says if there is a farmer in the county who doesn't believe in field se- ection, if he will visit him before he gathers his corn, he can show him the difference. He has one field of corn planted part from field-selected seed and part from crib-selected seed. You don't have to be told the difference. 'Squire Plunk will select enough corn in the field this year to plant his entire crop next year. The first co-operative cotton pool was held in this county Oc tober 4. The county sales com mittee, J. At Weatherford, Hugh Maness and Ed Barham, sold 32 bales of cotton to A. Williams & Bro , the highest bidders, for 20c to 23J. Express cotton brought the highest price. The commit tee was assisted in this sale by A. L. Jordan, marketing agent, and C. A. Odom, cotton special ist. Another pool will be held October 28th-27th. No cotton will be accepted in the pool that does not staple one inch or more, The cotton will be delivered to the platform not later than noon on the 26th. The sale will be made on the 27th, , ( JOHN T. Siateen months ago the Bepublicau Party took over the management of the largest business concern in the world. It found the organization of this concarn utterly demoralized as a result of eight years of riotous waste, i actual cost of runnins the government arross mismanagement and class Je-1 for the fiscal year Just ended Juua ?'slation. There was a bonded indebt- !!0l was ta,795,OCO,000. This Is an an edness of $23,997,000,000. Government ' nual saving of $1,743,000,000 which the, bonds were soiling at 85 cents on the dollar. There were outstanding loans to foreign countries of ?ll,0tflj,000.000, for which there was no written evi dence of Indebtedness, much less any business or lega'l agreement as to how and when the loans and Interest were to bo paid. The discount rate at Fed eral Reserve Banks was 7.5 per cant, ifor gilt edge loans. Five million wage earners were lu idlepuss. Fanners faced bankruptcy. Hard times pre vailed. Business lived from hand to mouth. Everything needed readjust ment and reconstruction. Such, in a hroa'd way, were the Conditions -prevailing whfbn thlaadminhtration took ccatiiol of the Country and the present Republican Congress was called into special session. ' . Today we have a President whose wise, business-like, constructive poll ties have won the confidence and af fection of the American people. Ho has surrounded himself with a cab- i inet composed of men endowed with common sense, specially Qualified for tho work o? their departments and devoted to the promotion ot public welfare. As soon as the administra tion assumed control it called into special session the Republican Con gress to assist It In straightening out the situation. , Since then the execu-, administration and Congress that wer tive and the legislative branches of generally wronp;. the government, both under Repub- The Republican party will go beforai lican control, have worked together. the country this fall without any apol As a result of their Joint effort there i ogy for this record. It Is a record. has been within the last 16 months a marvelous transformation. The bond - ed indebtedness has been reduced by $1,014,000,000. Today every issue of Liberty and Victory Bonds is'sellhig at par or above, representing an in crease of $3,000,000,000 in the value of government securities In 16 months. A refunding commission has been cre ated for the purpose of getting foreign loans on a commercial basis. The in i terest rate at Federal Reserve Banks At a meeting of farmers held in the courthouse on October 2 it was voted unanimously by those present to organize a Barm Bu reau in McNairy county. : This action came after a most inter esting and instructive talk by A. L. Jordan 'of Knoxville on the object and results of a county Farm Bureau. A temporary or ganization wa3 made with the following officers: R. M. Hous ton 'of Guys, president; J. B. Huggins of Gravelhill vice-pres-identrJ. A. Weatherford of the 13th district secretary; Chas. C. Plunk of Bethel Springs treasur er. Every farmer present pledg ed his support ta the organiza tion. Another meeting was set for the first Monday in Novem ber at 1 o'clock p. m. The con stitutional committee is composed of R. M. Houston, C. C. Plunk, Arch Combs, J. R. Burk3 and J. B. Huggins. This committee will make a report to this next meeting. It is urged that every farmer in the county who is in terested in the success of this undertaking be present at this meeting. An able speaker will be secured for this meeting. T)ST Between Selmer an d Will Wolfe's Saturday, October 14, one small purse containing $20.00; also a list of names to hold election at Purdv with W. F. Beard's name at top. , Finder please return to owner and re ceive reward. Wi S. Tatlor, Selmer, Tenn. Mrs. J. C. Sanders and Miss Pearl Cude after visiting rela tives at Bethel Springs and Mem phis, have returned to their homes at Carterville, Mo. . Practically all of the election officers who served in the Aug ust election have been appointed to hold the election November 7. This is done because thev would bemore familiar with the meth od of holding the election than a new set of officers. High Light Achievements of the-'Republican Administration Debt and Expense Slashed, Libirty Bonds at Par, Unemployed at Work. Peace Promoted, Budjet Estab lished, Prosperity Pr.v.'vsd. ADA US. ril.WRMAN UEPI'BMCAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE , has becu reduced uniil it is now 4.5 per cent. The last, year of Wllfion's admin istration the actual eosf of running the government was $5,538,000,000. The Republican administration has made in tbe routlno expenditures of the gov ernment. This was possible because the Republican Congress early In Its . special session re-enacted a budget law which the previous Republican Con gress had passed only to have a Dem, ocratic President veto it. It was easi ly' the most important piece of busi ne.s legislation which has .been ea ucted within this generation. After; its enactment it was sensibly applied by the executive officers of tha Re publican administration. The work of Congress, tbe wise ad ministrative policies and the Introduc-. tion"of business methods by the de partments in t.e conduct of public affairs have all combined to revive in dividual and corporate enterprise, so that today, in contrast to a year ago. unemployment has ceased to be a factor outside of those industries in which there are strikes. Agriculture is on Its feet. Business Is improving: each Say. Industrial output is increas ing. Capital is going back to work in the channels of private and profitabla enterprise. It really makes some dif- , ferchce at the end of a year whether, the government has been controlled by an administration and a Congress tnal are generally right in contrast to- an. which needs no defense.. The people) '. are not going to stop the, magnificent work so well begun. They are not; going to retreat ioMna conditional which prevailed jlor tff arch, 182L; Tbey are not going to return til a Jteffli. ocratteyscty to power and thereby rfrj store the eviT conditions which havei been so largely corrected in the past '16 months of Republican control ofj the executive and legislative branches of the government.' ' ' Selmer High School Notes The Excelsior Literary Society met Monday afternoon and ren dered a splendid program.' Af ter the Society, the Parent-Teach-' er Association met with a large number of members present. - .New pupils are coming in ev ery day. It has been remarked by teachers and patrons that this is the best school In the history of Selmer, and the pupils are do ing more and better work than ever before. (r Rev. Kinney conducted chapel exercises Tuesday. His splendid talk was very inspiring, and we extend to him a cordial invitation to visit our school again. Friday night was the "School Night" at the tent meeting, and the school made a fine showing. Scholl songs were sung and sev eral yells were giuen. This was . a great opportunity for the school children and was yery much ap preciated. The Athletic Association met and elected Charles ' Ammons president, A'ton Scott vice-pres ident, Margie Smith secretary, and Loraine Houston treasurer, and 107 members enrolled. A large number of season tickets have already been sold. ' The girls' basketball team has has been organized with Miss Bess Hammons as coach, and are ready to play. Mr. Glover ha3 the boys organ ized and expects to have - a win ning team this year. Carpenters are at work repair ing the school building this week,' Freak Phrase, At the club the other evening thai conversation turned to vallndromea, i words and phrases which Bpell tli game whether jou start at tlie begin- j ning or at the end. One member re-j marked that the best palindrome h had ever seen the best because It wa it perfectly natural aequence of words In an . advertisement was Ign which appeared !n a drug-stor window many yeara US'). It was at time when Red Root wnt popular at a curative agent and the palindromic sign ran: "Red Root Put V to Ot der." Boston Trunacrlpt. . '