DR. K M. LONG
Orer Wenman'e Hardware Store
Union City. Tenn.
Office 144; Reeidence 689-J
DR. E. M. LONG
Over Wehman's Hardware Stor
Union City, Tenn.
Office 144. Residence 689-J
VOL. 27, NO. 15
UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1918.
Colon City Commercial, csUMiabed 890 j conjoUdate September 1.MS?
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NEW PLAN FOR DSY RATION
4 UP TO SENATE FOB ACTION
Committee 0. K.' Amendment Pro
viding for Prohibition June 30.
Washington, June 27. Wartime
prohibition was thought to be abso
lutely inevitable. The opposition to
it hag not given up the fight, but
the Senate Committee on Agricul
ture, in voting to report the Norrls
amendment, mentions that the issue
will come to a vote in the Senate,
and it a vote is taken, tliat vote will
be "dry." '
The ,on)y serious hope that . the
"wets" had of defeating prohibition
during the period of war lay in the
possibility of an adverse committee
report, which would have had the
effect of keeping the matter from
the calendar as a part of a necessary
ancroDrlation bill.' By the over
whelming vote of 8 to 3, the commit
tee stood for the new amendment,
and the appropriation bill will come
before the Senate with this rider at
tached to it.
In order to obtain a favorable re
port, however, a . compromise was
forced. Under this the whisky and
wine industries are given until June
30, 1919, in which to liquidate and
get out of business. The breweries
are allowed three month3 from the
passage of the bill in which to close
This is a somewhat more conserva
tive measure than was that which
originally came before the Agricul
tural Committee. The first measure
would have prohibited the selling of
any liquor now on hand, the closing
of tho breweries almost immediately
and the outlawing of wine making
even before the current grape crop
Thoso who opposed the enactment
of liquor legislation at this time were
inclined to throw up their hands
They took the position that if the
influence of the Administration, In
eluding the' President himself, cou
pled with the forceful arguments of
such men as Percy H. Johnston, for
merly of Louisville; Chairman Hur
ley, of the Shipping Board; Samuel
Gompers, of the American Federation
of Labor, and Food Administrator
Hoover, could not stay action by the
Senate Committee, that it was im
possible to head off the "dry forces
' Extensive hearings on the question
of prohibition during the war were
held by the committee. The proposal
was opposed cud approved by high
Government officials and others.
Chairman Hurley and Bainridge
Colby, of the Shipping Board, were
among chief opponents because of
the effect they feared the taking of
beer from the workmen would have
on the shipbuilding industry.
Secretary Daniels disagreed with
the view of Shipping Board officials.
Mr. Daniels, who did not appear as
an advocate of prohibiticn, hut at
the request of the committee, said
that after the sale of liquor was pro
hibited around the Mare Island Navy
Yard and the Newport Torpedo Sta
tion, the workmen showed greater
efficiency, the outputs of both plants
increasing . He said this increased
efficiency was further indicated by
the record launching of a torpedo
boat destroyer at the Mare Island
yard in seventeen and one-half days
after the keel was laid.
Senator Sheppard, of Texas, and
other prohibition leaders were con
fident of the passage of the prohibi
tion amendment They said Nthat
since the Senate last year adopted
by a two-thirds vote the resolution
to submit to the States a prohibition
constitutional amendment a majority
vote in support of the present pro
posal easily could be secured. Op
ponents, however, expected a strong
fight 'to be made in view of the
fact that the constitutional amend
ment now is awaiting action by the
States. . . ..
Plans of the United States for aid
ing Russia in rehabilitating herself
show that the fir3t step contemplated
is informal assistance thru American
business and industrial leaders. It
is planned to license freely for ex
port whatever is recommended as
necessary to the business men who
will go to the aid of that country.
The Federal Trade Commission,
following an exhaustive- investigation,-reported
to the Senate that it
had found profiteering on a tre
mendous scale in practically all the
basic, commodities of life, "inordi
nate greed and barefaced fraud as
well as war pressure for heavy pro
duction" being given as the causes.
The Work of the Preparednesi
The dentists are furnishing all
materials and devoting one hour's
time to each selective service man,
without cost to the Government or
the man . The work we are doing
for these men is as follows:
Fill large cavities (which prevent
proper mastication) end may be nil
ed without pulp treatment, scale and
Dollsh teeth" that show irritation
from calcific deposits, extract al
badly broken or diseased teeth, ex
tract all teeth that are seriously in
volved with pyorrhea, and al
crowded and suspicious wisdom
teeth. Amalgam and cement will be
used in all cavities.
This league, to June 1, has per
formed 336,931 such operations for
these selective servico men.
The following namea are the den
tists who are giving their time from
Obion Cointy unit:
Dr. W. M. Turner Dr. E. M. Long,
Dr. Jake H. Park, Dr. Sam Cunning
ham - (colored), Union City Tenn.;
Dr. Chambers, Hornbeak; Dr. Meeks
Troy; Dr. R. B. Baucom, Dr. Powell
Kenton; Dr. Upchurch, Obion.
JAKE H. PARK,
OREN A. OLIVER.
Somewhere in France.
Mrs. J. W. Temple, Union City,
Tenn. Dear Mama: I haven't had
opportunity to write for some time,
as I have been on the move so much.
I am somewhat confused in writing
a censored letter also, as I feel like
someone is looking over my shoulder.
We had a fairly pleasant voyage,
altho a number were overcome by
sea-sickness. This reacted to my ad
vantage as I was up and able to eat
my share, and more too. We landed
in England and were there a short
time (this statement by permission).
It is a beautiful country, and we
were well received by the natives. I
am in a pleasantly located billet next
to a cemetery, , ..This might . have
caused some uneasiness formerly, but
it is now only an object of interest.
The graves here are marked by a
glass case containing an artificial
wreath with appropriate remarks
concerning "Grandpcro" or "Grand
mere." Instead of "in memory'
they use "en souvenir." This is a
rather serious use of words we have
always connected with Saint Pat
rick's day shamrocks, gold badges,
A cemetery probably seems a dry
subject, so we will turn to a "wetter"
one namely, wine shops. There are
two of them adjoining my apart
ments but they don't sell any
"whis," and the wine and beer are
rather weak. These are about the
only amusements here. I think they
hunted all over France to find a
place far enough from the allure
ments of the'eity to put us.
We see allied aeroplanes often,
sometimes twelve or fourteen at
once We can hear the sound of
the "artillerie" but it is only like
very distant thunder. I have met
a number of men, British and
American, who are back from the
front on leave. They say it is "dan
gerous" sometimes, but some of
them have been there nearly four
years and still persist in going back.
The Scotts really wear the skirt
clothes a la Lauder and they say
the "Chermans" call them the "Mad
Harry Lauder was a passenger on
the boat wo came on, and made a
rousing "stand the ground's your
own, my braves,"' rspooch. It was
very well done but I would rather
he bad done a vaudeville turn.
'There are quite a lot of pretty
girls in England, but they are much
more dignified than in the States.
The English, show their enthusiasm
by uttering "Hurrah" in a subdued
tone and waving English and Ameri
can flags. They take tho war more
seriously than the Americans, prob
ably because they see the results in
the shape of wounded men standing
on the streets.
I will now close 'as the censor
might ditch this letter rather than
read it all. N
JOSEPH G. TEMPLE.
Hdq. Co. 117th Inft., A. E. F.,
Somewhere in France.
FOR SALE My home property
with every modern Improvement on
Church street. New seven-room
house' with fine . garage on lot
85x240. A. C. Nute. l4-4t
GERMANY'S PEACE OFFER
SETS RECORD FOR GALL
Wants Indemnity and England to
Turn Over War Fleet
Paris, July 1. Great Britain must
turn over its war fleet to Germany,
return Gibraltar to Spain, and re
store Egypt and the Suez canal to
Turkey. Great Britain, France and
the United States must pay Germany
an indemnity of at least $45,000,
000,000. Belgium and French ter
ritory must be surrendered!
These are among the conditions
included in the German peace pro
gram published in the Nachrichten,
of Goerliti, Prussia, by Count Roon,
a member of the Prussian house of
lords, according to a Havas dispatch
from Basle, Switzerland.
Count Roon says Germany is en
titled to the following terms because
of its strength and until they are re
alized there should be no armistice
and no cessation of submarine war
fare: Annexation of Belgium, .with ad
ministrative autonomy in the in
terior. Independence of Flanders.
Annexation of the entire Flanders
coast, including Calais.
Annexation of the Briey and
Longwy basins and the Toul, Belfort
and Verdun regions eastward.
Restoration to Germany of all her
colonies, including Kaio Chau.
Great Britain to cede to Germany
such naval bases and coaling sta
tions as Germany designates.
Great Britain must return Gibral
tar to Spain, cede its war fleet to
Germany, restore Egypt to Turkey
and the Suez canal to Turkey.
Greece must be re-established un
der former King Constantine, with
frontiers as before the war.
Austria and Bulgaria will divide
Serbia and Montenegro.
Great Britain, France and the
United States must pay all of Ger
many's war costs, the indemnity be
ing a minimum of $45,000,000,000.
They also must agree to deliver raw
France and Belgium are to remain
occupied at -their 'expense until the
conditions are carried out.
Warren McDonald Camp.
Warren McDonald Camp No. 936
met July 1, 1918, with Commander
Stovall in the chair.
Meeting was opened and minutes
read and adopted. The committee
appointed to confer with Dr. Powell
made report and was continued to
get all the papers thct belong to the
camp, if possible.
Motion to elect delegates to the
National Reunion at Tulca, Okla.,
beginning Sept. 25, 1918, was adopt
ed. Names of delegates will be hand
ed in later.
Motion to elect delegates to the
State Reunion at Fayctteville, Tenn.,
in October, 1918, resulted as follows:
Delegates, W. J. Briggs, J. L. Coch
ran, C. G. Thomas. Alternates, W.
F. Hamilton, W. B. Stovall, W. Z.
Motion carried to adjourn to a
call meeting the first Monday in
Members paying dues, J. L." Coch
ran, 50c; W. T. Harri3, 50c.
W. J. BRIGGS, Adjt.
Hogs and Cherries Sold for Red Cross
Obion, Tenn., July 1. That Obion
and Glass chapter of the Red Cross
is fully alive was shown hero Satur
day at a Red Cross sale, when $300
was realized. One quart jar of cher
ries sold for $2. At the same time
the Glass district, which works with
Obion, brought in and shipped a car
of fine hogs, valued at $1,800. When
sold, $1,000 of the proceeds will be
turned over to the war fund and the
remainder to the Obion and Glass
Hat Band of Thrift Stamps.
E. A. Dodson, of Tilsa, Okla., an
oil man, who is at tho Planters Ho
tel, is introducing a new midsummer
style in men's hatbands. . Around
the crown of his number 7 straw he
wears a paper strip on which are
pasted 20 thrift stamps..
The neat green effect is striking.
It is particularly intended to impress
young women who undertake in to
morrow's drive, to sell thrift stamps
to the wearers. He .can prove, by
showing the hat, that he has bought
all the stamps that he has room for.
Twenty stamps will do for the aver
age head, Dodson says, and 21 or 22
for Btatemen's heads. "The new
style is very popular . in Tulsa," he
told a reporter .-St. Louis Republic.
IMPRESSIVE MEMORIAL SERVICE
In Honor of Corporal Stoney Max
well, Late of Troy.
The memorial service held at the
A. R. P. Church in Troy last Sunday
was very largely attended. Friends
of the family, and there arc hosts of
them in the county, wee precent in
large numbers to honor the memory
of the young man who died on the
field of France. The speakers were
Rev. T. P. Pressly, Rev. W. B. Cun
ningham, Rev, J. W. Carncll, Hpn. C.
P. Wilson, Dr. F. M. McRee, Judge
W. H, Swiggcrt, each paying a beau
tiful tribute to the heroism and pa
triotism of the soldier. Confederate
veterans and the Boy Scouts of Troy
took their places in the pews near
the family of Corporal Maxwell.
Corporal Howard StonewalJ Max
well was' the son of J. B. and Mrs.
Bonnie ' Smith Maxwell. He was
nearly twenty-three years of age
when he faced death In battle. He
was with the U. S. 'Marines, some
of the bravest and most gallant
American soldiers. The young man
was reared at Troy and educated at
Troy and Union City.
He volunteered from the I. C.
Railroad Company offices in Mem
phis last June, and was one of the
first of American volunteers to land
The memory of his heroism will be
preserved in the archives of the
church, his native city and county,
in the records and later in a suitable
memorial to the volunteers of the
To the best mother in the world:
It is quite a source of pleasure for
me to have the opportunity of writ
ing you on this "Mother's Day,"
May 12, 1918, assuring you of my
thoughtfulness and love for you.-
This is a most beautiful day, and
in ' itthe shining sun seems to
brighten everything, tho it cannot
take the sadness out of my heart,
for I have been thinking of you and
the land of love and freedom all this
day. -1 would like so much to be
home with you on this day, tho thru
your love I have you with me. I am
enclosing you a little book, "Mother's
Day," which I am sure you will ap
preciate and keep as a token of my
thoughts. I have read it and re
read it and shall read it again. It
was given to me by the Young Men's
Christian Association, very kind and
thoughtful of them to add such a
It is my prayer to have you with
us always, and it will alway3 be a
pleasure for me to remember you
with a letter on this "Mother's Day"
each year, unless I have the good
fortune of being with you and the
other members of our dear family,
all of whom arc with or near you
at this time.
I had two nice long letters from
you last -Wednesday, which I believe
was mentioned in my last letter. I
was glad to get them, as they bring
with them much pleasure and cour
age. Also had a letter from Mr.
Higgins, of New Orleans, stating
that he had expressed my clothing to
you, which I trust you have recieved
by this time. The pictures were
with my things in New Orleans.
Guess you will find them. Glad
you received the suitcase O. Kt Send
Marion's picture to me. Yes, I had
intended for dady to have the razor
you found in the first package, and
Iva and Opal can use my suitcase
and handbag. The latter, I suppose,
will be with my clothes from New
Orleans. If not let me know and
I will write Mr. Higgins to send it
to you. Anything that you don't
find write me so I can write Mr.
Higgins. I will write you every few
days and should I be taken seriously
ill will cable you. Don't worry
about me, dear, for I am just as safe
Lhere as would be at home. Hoping
that I may have the good fortune
and pleasure of writing you on
Mother's Day for many, many years
to come and with love to you, dear,
and all. Your devoted son, , j
France, May 12.
The United States closes its first
fiscal year as participant in the
world war with a trade balance of
$3,000,000,000. Exports showed a
slight decrease while imports gained
over the same period for last year.
The showing is regarded by Govern
ment officials as extremely' gratify
ing. Imports - from South America
have made the Latin republics the
creditor of the" United States.1
The Worst Feature of
vSummer is the Dis
Don't you sometimes wish that winter was back
again, so that you would not be annoyed by flies, roaches,
ants, moths and mosquitoes. But why, when
You Can Enjoy the Summer
Despite These Pests ?
We have in our stock preparations that will exterminate
every kind of insect you are likely to be bothered with.
This should interest you, not only from the point of view
of comfort, but for reasons of health.
It is a well known fact that insects, during hot weather,
carry and distribute more disease germs than any other
We will be very glad to give you our advice and tell you
the results of our years of experience with the different
Oliver's Drug Store
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J. A. COBLE,
MOM EY TO LOAN
On improved Farm Lands in Obion County, Tenn.,
and Fulton County, Kentucky.
I am authorized to take amplications for Inant at 5X r.r .
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interest, payable annually, onterms of five to . ten years, with
privilege to borrower ot paying ott any part in multiples of
$100. or all of loan, at anv mterest-navintr nrinA n
know how long this interest rate
an prospective borrowers to see
treated confidentialiy, and loans
licity. . ":.
W. E. HUDQINS,
Union City. ,
of Summer Goods
this season that
we have ever car
ried. We know
we can please
you, both as to
pattern and price.
The More for
SON & CO.
will continue and I advise
me at once. All negotiations
closed with least 'nrMai'bU nk.
Union City, Tenn.
jce 143, Residence 589
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