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DENTIST Over Well man's Hardware Store Union City, Term. Telephone Office 144. Residence 689-J DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Over Wehman'a Hardware Store Union City, Tenn. Telelphonee Office 144; Residence 689-J OMME VOL. 27, NO. 1 Onion City Commercial, established 1890 Coaaolidate September 1. 1S9T West Tennessee Courier. established 187 I UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1918. c The AL BRITISH LINE HOLDS WITH SUCCESSFUL COUNTER ATTACKS HAIG'S NIGHT STATMENT. London, March 27. The British orcc8 are not only offering strong resistance to heavy enemy auacus both north and south of the River Somme, but have carried out numer ous counter-attacks during tho day, resulting In the regaining of ground and the driving, back of tho GermanB at various points. The report from Field Marshal Haig to-night declares that in these Derations" heavy casualties have been inflicted on the enemy. The text of the statement" reads: "The battle was renewed this morning with great violence south and north of the Somme. Intense fighting has taken place during the day from south cf Rosiercs to north of Ablainville (Ablainzevellc). "An unsuccessful attempt made by the enemy last night to drive In our line south of tho Somme was follow ed this morning by a scries of heavy attacks in the neighborhood of Rosicres and to the south of that place. At RoBiores all the enemy's assaults have been beaten off by our troops, who inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. "Farther north our line was mata tained thru the earlier part of the day, in spite of great pressure from large hostile forces. "Later in the day a fresh German attack developed in thi3 area, with the result that our line was taken back a short distance to tho west. Later reports show that our counter attacks have again completely re stored the situation." SALES COMMITTEES , FOR THIRD LIBERTY LOAN Under Direction of County Chairman, H. 0. Head, Jr. The Obion County committees ap pointed for tho sale of the Third Liberty- Loan bonds, under the di rection of county sales director, H, O. .Head, ars as follows: District No. 1. John Owen, W. D. Fry, L. D. Allen, Dr. L. D. fioaz. No. 2. Dr. West Alexander, L. T. Holliday, Jim Jones, Tom Flack. 'No. 3. Albert Caldwell, Dr. Ras Williams, A. E. Wheeler, Wilt Cald well, John Kersey, Buck Escue. ' No. 4. Preston Shore, N. M. Clem- mono, T. C. Callicott, B. J.- Wade, John Hefley. No. 5. N. P. Ellington, Dr. C. C Mafshall, Frank Short, S. M. Fields, Will Rlacklev. C. H. Cunningham. T. P. Reddick, Scon Shaw, Mr. Jones. No. 6. G. R. McDade, Rev. J. W. t 1, T TIT T" 1 - T" T) IfnlP.tt Polk McDonald, Dick Andrews Andy Anderson, Dee Huey. No. 7. Geo. Stovall, Will Parrish, Fred Gibson, M. Jackson, J. A. How ard. No. 8. Charley Montgomery, J. M. Foster, Dr. B. R. Baucom, Henry Flowers, Sol Shatz, Will wade. NO. 9. Walter Via, Dr. 'J. L. Hight, H. T. King, Mat Call, Will Freed, Ned Hambrick, J. W. Thomp- : No. 10. Luke Latimer, Will Lati- liter, X, TV VOIU V Cii, A UCU ICUCU, No. 11. Tom Finch, Walter Pierce, Murray Dozler, N. A. Thomp son. No. 12. Newt Williams, Walter Holt, Mat Caldwell. No. 13. J. C. Burdick, Jr., Geo. n VaAar T P 1pTtoB .TnVin T Palmer, Ed McAlister, Alex Glover, Alwyn Brevard, R. P. Whitesell, Seid Waddell,, John T. Walker, J. M. Brice, John Baird, S. R. Bratton, W. M. Warterfleld, H. P. Moss, Wade Wiley, Jake Caldwell, Powell Cloar, George Dahnke. No. 14. Kirk Wells, J. F. Foster, John Graham, Will Peacock, Dr. J. J. Wells, Prod Dean. No. 15. A. Wilson, L. G. Moffat, N. J. Nichols, John Board, N. P. Beard, Dave Clemmons. No. 16. Lon Pickle, Dr. White head, Sam Holman, H. T. Smith, J. M. Chambers, Captain Hill, J. W. Lowe, C. C. Lowe, B. B. Jonikin. f Obion Soldier Missing. Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Parks, of Obion, yesterday received a' wire from Washington, announcing their son, Theron Parks, somewhere in France, officially missing since March 1. County Agents Meet Here. On Tuesday at tho Commercial Club rooms in Union City a meeting of the West Tennessee county farm aerents was held. Mr. Chas. A. Keffer, of Knoxville, director. DI virion of Extension, University of Tennessee, was present and made some remarks. Miss Martha Thom as, of Jackson, district agent, was also here, with, the following agents in attendance: Miss Blanche Gittenger, Lake County; Miss Ruth Luscomb, Dyer; Miss Jeannette Ellis, Weakley; Miss Vivian Hawkins, Carroll; Miss Ruth Arey, Gibson; Miss TeRussy, Henry; Miss Eva Luther, Obion. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss plans and outline year's work for women agents. It is the plan of Director Keffer for every agent to have some work in cooking, sewing, canning, poultry, dairying and sani tation this year. In every county community clubs are being organ ized. This includes men, .women boys and girls. They have joint meetings once every month to dis cuss the problems in their comma nities. At these meetings they also have a social program. Mr. Keffer wants in every county the hearty co-operation of the peo- pie with the Food Administrator, Council of Defense and county agents in order that wo may con serve as much food as possible. District Agent H. S. Nichols, of Jackson, discussed with the agents the value and purpose of community organizations. UNION CITY FAIR GROUNDS BRING VERY FAIR PRICE Sold to Some of the Best Citizens of the County. Quite a number of people attend ed the sale of the fair grounds at the courthouse" Wednesday and there was some spirited bidding. The city last week, thru the Mayor and Aldermen, voted to buy tho grounds and con vert them into a municipal park, aviation, target field, and for other public purposes. But some private parties, represented by J. A. Coble, outbid them. The grounds were sold for $11,200 cash.' The indebtedness id about $8,-000, and leaves a balance of over $3,000 to be divided among the stockholders.' Mr. Coble informs us that parties interested in the ownership will preserve the grounds and the forest intact for public uses, and when the war is over it is the intention of these gentlemen to re sume the operation of tho county fair. ' Quite a number of tho old stock holders expressed themselves as be ing well satisfied with the price brought and pleased that the pros pects are for tho fair to continue Quite a number of the stockholders of the old association are Interested in buying the grounds au follows: W. C. Farris, B. J. Wade, W. Y. Pickard, Dr. W.' M. Turner, Ed Mc Alister, J. A. Coblo, Herman Dietzel, Jr.',. S. T. Wade, Wade""Wiley, H. P. Moss, Dr. H.W. Quails, W, M. War terfleld, Geo. Dahnke,' W. P. Nash, F. C. Wehman, W. G. Clagctt, C. E. Keiser, J. L. Glover," J. F. Semones, S. D. Woosley. MILL PROPERTY SOLD . " FOR CANNING INDUSTRY J. A. Coble, representing the Union City Canning Co., bought the Asklns & Dircks Lumber Ca. mill site and plant Wednesday at private sale. We understand the price wa3 $9,000, and we are Informed ' that extensive preparations are being made to en largo the tomato and 'canning plant in Union City, the mill site and buildings to be used for that purpose. 'At present R. E. Craig and others will take the saw mill plant over to operate a spoke and handle fac tory. This is certainly a very cnoourag- ing prospect for tho businesss inter ests of Union City and for tho tomato and truck growers of the county. No doubt thi3 year and next this industry will be enlarged to do an immense business at this point.' Al ready a ' Very ' large acreage of to matoes is being planted. The acre age was solicited by tho company here and will continue to grow. Order thru your merchant a can of pure country made lard, put up in, 10 and 50-pound cans. It is cheaper and goes further. Reynolds Packing Co., Inc. 60-4t THRIFT DAY IN UNION CITY PATRIOTIC GATHERING Quite a largo number of people assembled on the streets of Union City Saturday to participate in the exercises accompanying the sale of War Savings and Thrift Stamps. It was a day generally known in Ten nessee and Obion County took a very lively interest in the work. Here in Union City the boy and girl Bcouts and the school children marched thru the streets, and in various pub lic places the committees conducted the sale of stamps. Before noon the crowd assembled in the railroad park- and here the county chairman, W. E. Hudgins, made some announcements. In the afternoon Judge Colin P. McKin ney, of Ripley, was introduced, and Just as he began to address the crowd, a light rain checked the pro ceedings and the crowd moved to the courthouse. Judge McKlnney met with a very hearty reception. He spoke for an hour dwelling on the importance of buying war-revenue stamps and es pecially on the plan of War Savings and. Thrift Stamps, the educational as well as the patriotic value of these stamps. One thought Judge McKlnney made particularly strong was the practice of accumulating in heritances which prove more of an evil than a blessing in a large per centage of cases. The Judge has served in the capacity of Chancellor for a number of years and he speaks from a personal knowledge of these things. The accumulation of wealth for the purpose of supporting future generations in idleness and ease be; gets a train of evils far reaching in its results, while the wealth which is directed to the cause of human life and liberty and peaceful pur suits has only a Just and true re ward. Judge McKinney spoke also of use less waste and extravagance which should be turned to good account, in the support of the nation in this perilous-war. We should save and turn all our savings into war stamps and bonds. We should bestir our selves to a greater degree of patriot ism because the Government needs our help. Buy Thrift Stamps and War Sav ings Stamps and continue to buy them until the world is safe for democracy. The sales on .Saturday in Union City amounted to approximately $7,000. The boy scouts and the girl scouts did nobly, the former about $1,400 and th latter. $600. The booths disposed of something like $2,000 and the committees $3,000. The county probably sold $10,0,00. The Commercial Printing Office, Union City, Tenn. Dear Sirs: We are very proud of what tjnion City did on last Saturday towards the war saving campaign. Some $7,000 in War Savings Stamps were sold in Union City last Saturday. I am sure that quite a large amount of stamps were sold in the other towns in our county, ffom whom I have not yet received a report. The business men of America are in a position to greatly aid the Gov ernment in the war savings cam paign. The Treasury Department of the United States and the officials of the war savings campaign are sug gesting to the merchants, and the manufacturers of America that. they assist in the teaching of thrift by paying their clerks and their em ployees each pay day to a small ex tent in Thrift Stamps. To illustrate, if you have an employee earning $12.50 a week, as you pay that em ployee on Saturday night, pay them $12 in cash and fifty cents in Thrift Stamps. Thousands of the mer chants and business men of America have adopted this plan and it has proven a wonderful success. I do not believe there is an employee in Union City or Obion County who would object to receiving a small portion of his or her wage in Thrift Stamps. I suggest, that you confer with your employees, and secure their permission to take a certain definite amount weekly or monthly of their . wages . in Thrlst Stamps. Some of our Union City firms have adopted this plan, and, as a' result of it, their employees arc saving weekly or monthly and acquiring a capital that some day will be worth much to them, ;, ? s ) Please pardon me in making this suggestion, but I am actuated only by a desire to see our people taught to save and our Government success fully finance the great war. This request comes not only from me as the county chairman of war Bavings, but it comes from our great Govern ment and I do not seo why any loy al citizen should hesitate to try to carry it out. When your payroll is once arranged according to this plan, it will cause you very little trouble and in the end every employee of yours will thank you for having adopted such a plan. Any further information relative to this plan that you may desire, I will be glad to give you. Very truly yours, W. E. HUDGINS, Chairman, Obion County War Ssavings Committee. Mar. 26. We, the undersigned employees of Oliver's Red Cross Drug Store, vol untarily agree to accept in U. S Thrift Stamps or Savings Certificates to the amount set opposite our names, to apply on our weekly salary as follows: H. M. Oliver, 1 War Savipgs Cor tificate, $5; W. E. Scates, 4 Thrift Stamps, $1; R. H. Driskill, 4 Thrift Stamps, $1; E. G. Pardue, 4 Thrift Stamps, $1; Edd' Reeves Adams, Thrift Stamps, $1; Ralph Todd 4 Thrift Stamps, $1; Joe Reed, Thrift Stamps, 50 cents; Ralph White, 2 Thrift Stamps, 50 cents. The Union City Training School collected $113.20 in a three-days drive which is to continue during the campaign. Obion Presbytery.' Obion Presbytery of the Cumber land Presbyterian Church held its semi-annual meeting at Trenton, Tenn., beginning on Tuesday, Mar. 19, 1918. The opening sermon was preached by the retiring moderator, Rev. Cleveland" Mcllwain, after which the Presbytery went into the election of a moderator, which re sulted in the election of Rev. T. A Devore, of Fulton, Ky., and after the appointment of the usual committees the selection of the next meeting place was declared in order, and Bells Chapel, four miles southwest of Rutherford and on tho road to Yorkville, Tenn., was selected. It being the time for the election of representatives both on the part of the ministry and elders to represent the Presbytery at the annual meet ing of the General Assembly to be held, beginning on the 16th day of May, 1918. In Dallas, Texas, the following were duly elected: Min isters Rev. Cleveland Mcllwain and Rev. A. D. Salisbury', and on the part of the elders J. W. Burney and Gus Callicott. There were about 100 in attend ance at the meeting and it . was one of the most harmonious and deeply spiritual meetings it has ever been our privilege to at' end. The Ladies Missionary Society held its public meeting on Tuesday night to the grcat"delight of tho great throng in attendance. A most interesting and instructive program was carried out, wih Mrs. Johnnie Clay Massey, of Louisville, Ky., presiding, as she is the national president.- At the close of the program she delivered one of the most brilliant addresses it has ever been our privilege to hear. She is one of Kentucky's most gifted daughters, and charmed the audience with the magic of her words. An address of welcome was given by Rev.' Jewel on behalf of the min isters, Prof. Dickey for the schools, and Mr. Ross for the business men. Response for the ministers of the Presbytery, Rev. T. Ashburn, and for the elders of thePrc3bytery, J. W. Burney. G. A. Tatum, a young candidate for the ministry, was licensed to preach. Rev. W. B. Cunningham preached at 11 o'clock Wednesday at noon hour, and Rev. T. Ashburn at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday night. The Presbytery was never more cordially received and more elegantly entertained thr.n at this meeting, but of course Trenton always does her self proud in all such matters. , J. W. BURNEY. . - j Capt. Andre Tardieu, French High Commissioner to the United States, in a statement given ouf said there was nothing in the German attack on the British forces to warrant dis quietude, in America. He said the same kind of tactics were used at Verdun, ,, and that . the present en gagement was in all respects similar to that. ' He urged America to speed up preparations with calm confidence in the ultimate issue of the war. , Toilet Soaps of QUALITY Many makers of Toilet Soaps cater to dealers who regard their customers from the standpoint of profit only who ignore quali ty when it stands in the? way of profit ... These soap manufacturers seek to hide the presence of im pure materials by the use of pungent perfumes, some using coloring matter if necessary. We have none such. Every soap maker represented in our stock of toilet and bath soaps has earned a reputation for producing high grade goods, such as Rexall Toilet Soap 10c Violet Dulce Soap 25c Medicated Skin Soap 25c Bouquet Jeanice 35c Blemish Soap, 25c and all the popular advertised brands. Our buying power in conjunction with 7000 other Rexall stores usually enables us to save you something on the cost One thing is certain you get SOAP QUALITY here. THE TEST OF A HAND BRUSH is the satisfaction it gives the way it lasts If you want a brush of the lasting kind, one that will give good service after many months of use, one that will be a good brush when it is old, here is where to buy it and at the right price. We have a pleasing variety from which to make your choice. Prices from 25 cents up. Oliver's Drug' Store. Fancy Recleaned Tennessee Burt Seed Oats Oats will soon make cheap feed will mature in ninety days. - . COTTON SEED We have a car of King's Improved Cotton Seed, direct from North Carolina; early maturing, entirely removed from the boll weevil district. A lig portion of our native cotton was caught by the frost last season. Beware of frosted seed. They will not germinate. Call at our office and get descriptive circulars and see sample. SOY BEANS- Strictly nice recleaned Yellow Mammoth. Japan Clover Seed Corn Sorghum Seed Reel Clover Red Top Timothy Alsyke White' Clover Orchard Grass. Prices and samples gladly mailed on request. Cherry- Moss Grain Co. 0 Ask your neighbor if our "More for . Cash" idea doesn't appeal to him. We are thoroughly con vinced that the man who pays cash should have an "inside" price. The lines we carry Are "AMERICA'S" Best J. A. COBLE, SON & CO. Union City, Tenn.' MONEY On improved Farm Lands in Obion County, Tenn., and Fulton County, Kentucky. I am authorized to take applications for loans at 5 i Tier cent. interest, payable annually, on terms of five to ten years, with privilege to borrower of payine off anv Dart in mulrinW nf $100, or all of loan, at any interest-paying ' period. Do not know how long this interest rate will continue and I advise all prospective borrowers to see me at once. All negotiations treated confidentialiy, and loans closed with least possible pub licity. 1 l ' ',!--. :;;' .. W. E. HUDGINS, - Cumberland Phone Office 143, Residence 589 TO LOAN Union City, Tenn.