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DR. E. M. LONG
DEKTIST Over 'White fit Burchard' Drug ptore. Union City, Tenn, Tehilphonet Office !44-2; Residence 144-3 DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Over White & Burchsrd'- Drug Store, Union City. Term. Telephone Oir.co 144-2, Residence 144-3 Commercial l i si II 11 J Tnion City Cmiitnerciai.e'its lishe1 !V0 j WelTenneee Courier, etabli(hed M97 I 3ecoitl AJiouial 3anci.et " Union City Business - 'J. " T Tho Business Men's Club held Us second annual banquet in llio Diotzel building, .formerly the Garner & Boan stand, last Thursday night with an in teresting program and an enthusiastic meeting. Covers were laid,' Recording to the fine half tone illustration on the , first page, a copy of South worth's pho nver,t0, for 115 persons, principally business all Ii2n an 'uemuoia of tne c'u,5 includ wliich fow visitors. Three long tables, ing suulf'1 ,rom tbe front to the rear of jng( talJ building, wcro filled completely. anjp00kland, the caterer, supplied the er is stiff" a c0Py of wl,icn PIeared in the lonely, t last week, and Metcalfe, the flo will wo Coi!Stributed flowers w,th llis comPyi' while long! "a"y T- Eolin was the tnother, bifter, to the manor born in his mothers are Rev" J' IL ZwinK'e Wa8 ?" dear Orand!ft,r the 5nvocation- and when If "it's G(xJ's 5"fiJ Mr- Kinson Pened r Whitleiery withU" enthusiastic lntro 1 -Hfath- lwb Jjiuinued at high tide untu the close. Says the tostm aster, if this cIJv Clever arakunplishes any thing more it has made'' a signal suc cess of this meeting. He welcomed the visitors and showered the banqueters with compliments, referring to our de lightful city, country, its people and the happy feeling existing with our tratlic ana traae reiauous. ir. son referred to Mr. Gardner, the for mer toastmaster, with the kindest ex pressions, saying that it was to bo re gretted that our distinguished citizen could not be present on account of ill ncss. FITTURB OK UNIOS CITY. Mr. Coble, the Mayor, said that it did not require the vision of a prophet to see our splendid future. Obion is one of the best counties in the State, our soil and climate unexcelled, and our'a is recognized as or.e of the best stock markets-in the South. "Union City with one exception is the largest shipping point between St. Louis and Mobile, The Mayor spoke of our splen did sewerage system, placing Union City on the map as one of only five cit ies in tho State affording a complete " ' and sanitary system"" The contract complete was $33,500 and 117,000 of this bad been paid with iu.(XX) more accessible on the first of April. Union City's credit is unlimit ed, . The Mayor spoke of the fact that real estate in Union City .had advanced within the pa.-t year 23 per cent. ' The tax values for the same period have in creased $300,000. Our schools, church es, banking institutions nd merchants sre Use lwsSfc bo found anywhere, and consotitlatr 1 September 1, l97 ,0 y . ' - t ' Mr. Coble closed with the prediction that Union City is entering upon an era of prosperity never equaled before. OUR INDUSTRIES. Mr. Pahnke, re-elected president of the club, with apologies to the toast master, told the joke of the Irishman and the appendicitis, and then review ed the work already accomplished by tho club, including one of the finest laundries in the South, Draughon's Business College, advertising Obion County in the West with lantern slides through the State Commissioner and the present negotiations for some very valuable enterprises, including tho Vaughn publishing house plant, which would bring us fifteen families or more. He reviewed our present industries, in cluding our coat factory, which is des tined to be one of the largest manufac turing enterprises, employing hundreds of hands. He thought the plant would have 150 workmen within two years. Would rather have enterprise of that kind, starting in a small way, than to take the risk of starting at the top. In his enumeration Mr. pahnko included our concrete plants, our splendid abat toir, which is conducted with Govern ment inspection and regulations, a wholesale bakery, canning factory, cot ton gin." In 1910 700 bales of cotton were ginned here in a country where practically no cotton is, raised. This amount was increased to 1,600 last year. Mr. Dahnke had a very favora ble letter from the owner of a cotton oil mill, seeking location.. He contin ued enumerating our industries, nam ing our lumber and planing mills and and yards, wholesale grocery store, tila factory, mixed feed plants, large flour and'meal mills, the latter some of the largest in the South, wagon factories, dry goods, clothing and grocery stores outclassing anything iu West Tennes see outside of Memphis. He spoke of our splendid public utilities. Unlike a Western bubble bursting in a few months, Union City is built upon a sol id foundation, and everybody should jret in the band wason and boost. HOW TO SF.CURE GROWTH. F. E. Quinn, re-elected secretary of the club, on how to secure growth, be gan with the statement that in any growth in which there is life, strength and stability it has to begin in a small way. The grain of wheat properly cul tivated produces an hundred fold. The giant oak from tbe acorn was a gradual growth. Tjio'largo industries start in a small v, ' ,Tlie railroad systems had a UNION CITY, TENN, - v i ''..' 4 small beginning. Our glorious Govern ment came from a small colony. Ad versity came, "but its institutions were properly planted and nurtured and grew steadily into the present magnificent proportions. How to produce growth is a difficult proposition, but it has been done and can be done, and is being done now, as you wil.l see by comparing the splendid transformation from the past to the present in Union City. Our stores, our merchants, are incompar able. Not a vacant business house in Union City none in which active busi ness is not conducted, and but few vacant dwellings. , This sounds good, and the way to make it better ia to get together. Every man must take an in terest in the upbuilding of the city. Just because everything is not done ac cording to the particular views of each citizen should not constitute excuse for antagonism. The chances are that the best thing is being done. One thing is certain, tbe club cannot be as useful in the growth of the city if tho motives of the men who give it their time and means are discredited and criticised by those who should be taking an interest. Speaking of advertising reminds us of tho truism made by Mr. Verhine: "Get the people here and we will all get some benefit from it." Everyone will agree that it helps to have a business men's club, and if we cannot do big things, let's get together and do what we can. OUR I. C. R.R. FRIENDS. Mr. Wood, of the I. C. R. R. Co., was present and invited to speak, refer ring to the friendly feeling existing be tween his road and the people of Union City." He paid his kindest respects and said that the gathering, auspicious as it was, constituted a good omen for the future of Union City. CITY PROGRESSIVE. J. L. Cochran said that be was fortu nate in coming to Union City a year ago and that be bad never regretted it. Mr. Cochran -was an eloquent advocate of progressive methods. He said that Union City neededabond issue of 1100, ,V witb wltn h iv Mvr our tHt?ts wkh macadam paving and our walkways and gutters with concrete, and to enhance tbe work of civic beauty everywhere. He explained his views of a practical plan to isuue the bonds. Union City has taxable values of $1,450,000, which brings the city a revenue of $21,000 yearly, and Mr. Cochran stated that the finances could be so managed as to pay the interest, provide a sinking fund, and with the remainder and the accruing FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1912 en's CloJb 1 s. , ' -v- revenue resulting from the additional industry provide means by which busi ness of every kind would be revived and in fifteen years make it possible to pay half the debt. He said Union City need ed ten miles of substantial street con struction. Jackson, or Madison County, had issued bonds amonunting to $450, 000 just for the public roads. Union City could issue bonds to improve its streets and walkways, and could be made the Washington City of West Tennessee. Everyone would be benefited. It would make us progressive, and wo could with the utmost assurances invite hotneseek ors and enterprise, whereas we are not encouraged to extend a general invita tion. In this way we could boom Union City. Ileal estato men would furnish the means, owners, of automobiles the conveyance, and mid baloon ascension and fireworks, upward and onward we would move.- Mr, Cochran spoke of bridging the M. & O. track on the north side and tunneling on the south, so that our mothers could send their little ones to school without fearing the most dread ful consequences. OUR TRANSPORTATION. Mr. Thompson, an old-time Union City citizen, now w ith the M. & O. It. K. Co., was invited and addressed the meeting, speaking of Obion County and Union City io laudatory terms. Mr. Thompson said that he had known all the timejhat Union : City was one of the best towns in the country, fortunate in the fact that it comprises the best points of all these towns. It was the purpose of his company to build up the country through which the road runs, especially the cities along its route, and that he had always had a soft spot in bis heart for Union City. WHAT I SAW IS ST. LOUIS. Mr. Nute had increased in avoirdu pois since he came to Union City and he took advantage of the occasion to speak of it. His address was surmount ed with a few brilliant explosives of hu mor. The success of the public school depends upon the success of the foun dtniw The Unkn City sdtoots had cultivated the groundwork thoroughly and their success was a sequence. Mr. Nute recapitulated the facts often be fore stated that the Union City High School had achieved the best standards and was recognized for such by the best universities. Some of its pupils bad made distinctions of the most excep tional character. Tho Union City High School had sent out its pupils wholly prepared to enter Vale and one of our! -1 young men had established new records at Yale. ' ADVERTISING THE CITY. " J. M. Brice first saw Union City in 1879 and drew some very flattering comparisons between Union City of the past and present. He said that in ad vertising a city an important illustra tion would be for each citizen to resolve himself into a booster, to speak some thing good for his town. A Jackson man had spoken highly of our canned tomato product'; others had compliment ed our raincoats. Others were speak ing kindly of us. We should speak a good word for all our enterprises. Com paring our city with those five times the size we suffer in no material way. In the law and medical professions and in dentistry Union City ranks high. In every way our rank is the best and we should speak a good word for all. Our two fine schools are a splendid adver tisement. Wo have a law-abiding at he Value of Compared with Cow Peas and Red Clover Government Test. Digestible Nutriments in 100 Pounds Cow Peas Protein 18.3; fat 1.1; Carbohydrate 54.2 SojaBean- " 29.6; fat 14.1; ' 22.3 Red Clover- " 6.8; fat 1.7; 35.8 Fertilizing Properties in 1000 Pounds Cow Peas-Nitrogen 33.3; Phosporic acid none; Potash none Soja Beans - " 53.0;' 'S f ?' Red Clover- " 20.7; " 3.8; 22.0 It pays to plant the Soy Bean. We have a lot of fancy mammoth' yellow.new. You can save money by buying Ask for prices. now. THE SEEDSMEN Union City, Tenn. We have Burt Oats free from onions. Clover, Grass and Cotton Seed for sale. VOL. 20. NO. I mosphere, a moral tone. These are ex cellent advertisements. In many ways Union City is advertised by its splendid institutions. Mr. Brice had an abiding faith in the future and glory of Union City and expected tr live to see Union City a city of 20,000 inhabitants. A CITY HOSI'ITAL. Dr. Watson read an interesting paper on the need of a city and county hos- pitd. Ho thought the time ripe and propitious for such an institution. I)r, Watson said that it was passing strange and inexplicable that we could levy taxes for schools, endow educational in stitutions, subscribe to churches and libraries and maintain all these with public benefactions, levy tribute for roads and what not, and yet utterly dis regard the setting apart of a suitable place for the treatment and care cf the ills of the human body. It has been the custom of the larger cities to erect and foster tho hospitals of tho country, tak ing from tho towns and smaller cities the patronage and impoverishing those localities of the financial support that should bo given to local hospitals, and placing medical and surgical skill at a disadvantage in these localities. Medical and surgical achievements are almost wholly confined to tho city hospitals, and the physician in the remoter districts is therefore robbed of tho higher in centive to do his best, and the practice, unless in the hands of men of the highest aims, becomes a routine. The invest ment iu city hospitals is proportionately much more in many cases than Union City would need to pay for the building and support of a hospital of ample ac comnrjdations. Nashville has for each five thousand population from twenty five to fifty thousand dollars invested in hospitals. Union City has from five to six thousand people and she would re quire only from ton to fiftocn thousand dollars to erect and equip an institution adequate for her needs. We are send ing away thousands of dollars, that should be kept at home and depriving our medical profession of advantages and our people of accommodations that justly belong to them. The city owes it to the spirit of progress to favor this project, Wo owe it to ourselves to have a place where wo may have the benefit of modern science and skill and methods practical only at a well-equip ped hospital. The money could be raised by popular subscription with some help from the city and possibly from the county. One lady has already volunteered a subscription of $350. Tho question of maintenance for the first year or two would be to solve; After that Br, Watson was of tho opinion that a hospital in Union City, with the territory we have to draw from, would be self sustaining. Until that timo it might be supported by charily, private subscriptions, endowments, etc. KRAL ESTATE, (Continuod on fourth page.) the Soy Bean rodnct r.. , '