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The Commercial, Union City, Tenn.
FRIDAY. AUGUST 29, 1919. LOCAL AND PERSONAL. Euick A. E. Kirkland. miss Kuth Wilson, of NashTllle, the guest of Mrs. J. V. Hcfley. Ir. and Mrs. Allie Graver have re 'rned home after a week's visit with "atives in Carlo, 111. f$ .... I N, handle nothing bnt good hoes. I -orum & Jackson. j dr. and Mrs. Wade Hardy, of Mis i'sippi, are here visiting relatives d friends for a few weeks. Miss Vida Mahan, of Cairo, 111., is le gue3t this week of Mrs. J. B., Miss Anna A nied by her sistf drews, left Wedn fo medical aid an tion. Miss Ale' patient for a ni& hopes to find r Mrs. C. S. H who has bee for a few Mrs. Tani Mr. Huntin. day. Mrs. I ; Miss Elsie " 'TlaymfCoiuoUdatcd September 1. 1897 Coram & Commercial DR. E. M. LONG Over Wehman Hardware Store . . . Union City, Tenn. Telelphonee ' Office 144; Residence 689-J UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1918. VOLi 2V, NO. 22 Mr ber, P LO dJl layton and Mrs. J. V. Hefley, Bargain hunters festival bej 'aturday, August 30, at The "w Specialty House. , , Mrs. w. SPECTS ery Department . , j -xttuaitjr. iu uer nome in st. Louis am month's visit B. Clayton. Mrs, hat there has ortunate de- teachcrs, oc in the matter with Mr. and e management Tilt If T. . OVUUUW j iiuioa mrit x-emoenon leaves Til , , I , . . , . session in the j sij iui iier nome in St. L,ouis ail i 1 iuicc ivwks visu witn ner cousi nf iss Marie Murray. i f . l,f Call for Reynolds Pure Pork Saatendcnt. the ; age at the market. It's every ouBAIdermen, the yure. Reynolds Packing Co. aspecially. are I Mrs". Lena Menard and child to report that i)f Fort Smith, Ark., are in the9 grammar and visiting Mrs. Menard's parents'estover and Col and Mrs. T. R. Clark. ;' and the colored I ; Mr. "Waymon Luten left thisened on schedule going to Columbia. Mo in first week in Sep I Columbia University, where, order and without uviui c LUC well . was reached last 1 n A c Gibbs, G. H Quails. Mr chairman of The Stradivara Phc: "lrTl from fnr tin. n1-n. - 3 a new board was elect j ' Miss Agnes Andrew,.,! of Mayor and Alder. fvirom a visit to Monfllch l8 a8 fonows: regain for a visit 'c stanfleld,. C S. Talley, I V u "mtMjju Jr- Geo, A I f W " Niles, and Dr. H. W Stanfield wr.s elected tho board. ' .. .'v Thia board, seeing an urgent de J Je mand upon them to elect teachers. Comnt held almost a continuous session for 4 1 several days, working day.ad' Tiigirt conditions that everyonq n of teachers had to be communicated with and employed. There were torobably only a few whoi:fPJcre .' 'counting upon work in the school, t.( and from this condition only ii'levt days ago a practically completo fac ulty have been employed and have . accepted to bo in their places on the first day of the achool if neceEsary ) for the preliminaryworlr to begin s- the Friday prior to the regular open ing day. , - T . The superintendent, Mr. McGee, .rrived In Union City Monday and spent the day with the Board of Education, going over the work and ; familiarizing himself as far as pos sible with the details, and he never lost a minute while here. Mr. Mc Gee was introduced to a number of our citizens, who were very much x Impressed with his appearance and " his manner of entering upoti- the work. He is a man of forty perhaps with a wife and two children. He is of Irish descent, square built, strong features, light complected, intensive speculating eyes, clear headed, big capacity for expeditious work, and seems to have a proper sense of the importance of his. vocation. Mr. McGee is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., afrfi. ,of the Missouri State Nor r mal. He S&l engaged in teaching at Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, and has , been In charge as superintendent of the Webster Grove, Mo., schools Just outside the city of St. Louis, for six - years. He is well known here to the family of Mr. Will Whitson, where . Mrs. McGee visited ont a former oc caslon,' while a further acquaintance comes from the fact that Miss Ruth Whjtson has been engaged in school work?, with Mr. McGee at Webster Grove. : Bu. Mr. McGee is not the only uni versity man we are to have in the - school. We have another, Mr. R. H. Baldwin, A. B. and A. M. of the Uni versity of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Mr. Baldwin is not only an accomplished scholar and teacher, but he comes - with the - finest indorsements. In fact he was one of the applicants for the position of superintendent, and was . finally offered a place in the high sohool, which he accepted. Mr. Baldwin held a chair as teacher in the University of Michigan after hi3 degrees were attained and then fill ed the position of superintendent of cchools at Quincy, Mich., for one or two terma. Mr. Baldwin hao no family except his mother, with whom v he lives and gives his personal care. Then in the high school wo also have Miss Adcle Allen, Miss Willa , Whitson, Mrs, Harry Kimzcy, all well kntwn here. In tho grammar grades of thV ColJegQ-treet buildings we p.re to haveMts Pearl Floyd, Miss t.: - ; - Minnio Voorheis, Miss Nannio Ham s' llton, Miss Kate Kirkman, Miss Ma I , reno Allen, Miss Lucile Poccy. Mi3s f Voorheis returns from Oran, Mo., to . our cchools. Her work i3 well known. In the Wcstover school we are to have Misa Mittie Caccy, Miss Ninnie Mo.; ' counL friends, of Mr. J here. 1 If you be sure yo us show J is reasons ' Mr wa Clar ; , She -. Ulv' ' lion , T . iuy ti . fferin Iresse 10 to Joust -m! . his ital, ar a" efor -V iat :ren ;ndai lete b, - Barksdale, Miss Callic Howell. Miss ,Cacey returns from Paris, where she hr.s filled a position in the city schools with flattering credit. Miso Howell is known cs oAb of the reliable and efficient teachers here and Miss Barksdale has a record of work in the couaty cchcols which is highly creditable. In the high school there will be also the department of household economics and domestic science, so well conducted by Miss Lydia Stone for two years. Miss Stone will teach again this year. v New teachers for the high school in the departments of commercial work and languages have been elect ed. Miss Clara Fielder ha-j been elect ed for the commercial department Miss Fielder is a graduate of the Bowling Green, Ky., Business School. She is a. young woman of excellent accomplishments in bookkeeping, stenography, commercial law and typewriting and has had some ex perience in teaching. Miss Virginia Williams, of Hopklnsville, Ky., has been elected to the work of French and Spanish. She was a graduate of the Hopklnsville High School and then of the Bethel Female College, receiving the degree of M. A. She has had experience In teaching, two years at Tullahoma, two years at Lorena Hall, a select school for girls at Columbus, Ga., and three years at Hopklnsville. Miss WiXiams and Miss Fielder are both young women of ideal character and personality. DISLOYAL PASTOR TOLD TO GROW AMERICAN SOUL Judge Passes Three-Year Sentence on German Minister. National Fluorspar Co. he organization of this company was Recently completed,, with hoad Quajters at Paducah, Ky. Mr. W. W. Milner, who has been located in Vaion City for more than a year, so- iftiiting stock for the Eldorado Ex ploration Co., an organization for the opening and operation of a Cali fornia gold mine, accidentally came across tho fluorspar prospect in his travels in Kentucky, and upon in vestigation was convinced of its com mercial value. He secured at once a leas'o on 285 acres in tho richest min eral belt, which is situated in Liv ingston County, Ky. At the prer.cnt time and probably for years to come there will be a great demand for this mineral do posit. The largest proportion of it is found in Illinois and Kentucky, a little in Colorado, New Hampshire and New Mexico, but about 80 or 90 per cent is found in two counties n Illinois t.nd three counties in Kentucky. Tho property of the Na tional Fluorspar Co. produces high- grade and high-grade commercial ore and it is very, valuable as a,, fluxing material in the manufacture of steel. It is also used in iron blast furnaces, iron foundries, gold, silver, copper and lead smelters. The government reports show that fluorspar is valuable in fluxing the dross from metals and thereby in creasing the quality of metal products. Quite a lot of the deposit on the property of the National Fluorspar Co. has already been mined by hand, but th,e company will proceed at once t&fctall machinery for an increase of mining facilities, which will en able the company to fill large orders. Mr. Milner, having turned this work over as stated, left Wednesday night, returning to California. He expects to Join Mr. Cover there at once and get the mills of tho Eldora do Company in operation. The ma chinery has nearly all been installed. Mr. Cover is a practical mining en gineer and says he ha3 6!tecqf the finest gold mining planto in Cali fornia. Corrected, The following paragraph appear ing in last week's paper has been corrected and now reads as we in tended it should: The people of Union City should be, and many of them doubtless are, under an everlasting debt of grati tude for the efforts of the commit tee to arbitrate the school trouble. It is a thankless Job, and indeed we have doubted if ever any good man would accept it. Messrs. John T. Walker, this city, T. J. Bonner, Rives, and Hal Elder, Trenton, were selected in good faith by the mem bers of the Joint committee from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and Board of Education, and they are honor bound and we presume will abide the result. These arbiters were selected because of their unim peachable character and standing in the respective communities in which they resideand for the citizens of Union City we take the liberty to extend our grateful thanks. Duluth, Minn., August 18. Rev. J. Fontana, pastor of the German Evangelical Church of New Salem, N. D., was convicted at Bismarck of uttering seditious language for the purpose of interfering with the mili tary activities of the United States. In sentencing him to three years in the Federal Penitentiary, Judge Charles F. Amidon made utterances of such wide application and sound statemanship that they are repro duced here in full: You received your final papers as a citizen in 1898. By the oath which you then took you renounced and adjured all allegiance to Germany, and to the emperor of Germany, and swore that you would bear true faith and allegiance to the United States. What did that mean? That you would set about earnestly growing an American soul, and put away your German soul. That is what your oath of allegiance meant. Have you done that? I do not think you have. You have cherished everything German, and stifled ev erything American. You have preached German, prayed German, read German, sung German. Every thought of your mind and every emo tion of your heart thru all these years has been German. Your body has been in America, but your life has been in Germany. If you were set down in Prussia to-day you would be in harmony with your environ ment. It would nt you Just as a flower fits the leaf and stem of the plant on which it grows. You have influenced others who have been under your ministry to do the same thing. You said you would cease to cherish your German soul, and that you would begin to build up Inside of you an American soul.'That meant that you would begin the study of American life and history; that you would open your mind and heart to ell of its influences; that .you would try to understand its ideals and purposes, and love them; that you would try to build up in side of yourself a group of feelings for the United States, the same as you felt towards the fatherland when you left Germany. There have been a good many Ger mans before me in the last month. They have lived in thia country, like yourself, ten, twenty, thirty, forty years, and they had to-givc their evidence thru an interpreter. It has been an impressive part of the trial. as i iooKea at tnem ana tried, as best I could, to understand them, there was written all over every one of them, "Made in Germany." Amer ican life had not dimmed that mark in the least. It stood there as bright and fresh as the inscription upon a new coin. I do not blame you and these men alone. I blame myself. I bme my country. We urged you to come; we welcomed you; w gavj you oppor tunity; we gave you land; we con ferred upon you the diadem of Amer ican citizenship and then, we left you. We paid no attention to what you have been doing. And now the world we.r has thrown a searchlight upon our na tional life, and what have we dis covered? We find all over these United States, in groups, little Ger manics, little Italie3, little Austrias, little Norways, little Russias. These foreign people have thrown a circle about themselves, and instead of keeping tho oath they took that they would try to grow American souls inside of them, they have studiously striven to exclude everything Ameri can and to cherisH everything for eign. A clever gentleman wrote a ro mence called "America, the Melting Pot." It appealed to our vanity, and thru all these years we have been seeing romance instead of fact. That is tho awful truth. The figure of my country stands beside you to-day. It says to mo, "Do not blame thi3 man alone. I am partly to blame. Punish him for this offense, but let him know that I see things in a new light; that a new era has como here. Punish him to teach him end the like of him, and all those who havo been misled by him and his life, that a change hes come; that there must be r.n interpretation anew of the oath of allegiance. It has been in the past nothing but a formula, of words. From tiiis time on It muU be trans- crV lated into living characters 1 incar nate in tho life of every foreigner who has his dwelling place within our midst. If they have been cherishing for eign : history, foreign ideals, foreign loyalty, it must be stopped, and they must begin at once, all ever again, to cherish American thought, Amer ican history, American Ideals. That moans something that is to bo done in your daily life. It doos not mean simply that you will not take, up arms against the United States. It goes deeper than that. It means that you will live for the United States, and that you will cherish and grow American souls in side of you. It means tha't you will take down from tho walls of your homes the picture of the Kai3er, and put up the picture of Washington; that you will take down the picture of Bismarck, and hang up the pic ture of Lincoln. It means that you will begin to sing American songs; that you will begin earnestly to study American history; that you will begin to open your lives thru every avenue to the influence of American life; it means that you be gin first of all to learn English, the language of thi3 country, so that there may bo a door into your souls thru which American life may enter. I am not so simple as to entertain the idea that radical habits and qual ities "can be put aside by the will in a day, in a year, in a generation; but because that is difficult is all the moro reason why you should go about it, and quit cherishing a foreign life. If half the effort had been put forth in these foreign communities to build up an American life in the hearts of these foreign-born citizens that has been put forth to perpetuate there a foreign life, our situation would have , been entirely different from what it is to-day. You have violated your oath of al legiance in this, that you have cher ished' foreign ideals and tried to make them everlasting. That is the basicj. wrong of these thousands of little islands of foreigners that have been formed thru our whole limits, that instead of trying to remove the foreign life out of their souls, and to build up an American life in them, they have striven studiously, from year to year, to stifle American life, and to make foroignness perpetual. That is disloyalty; and the object, one of the big objects cf this serious proceeding in thi3 court, and other like proceedings in other courts, is to give notice tjiat that mut;t be stop ped. I have seen before my eyes another day of Judgment. When we get thru with this war, and civil liberty is made safe once more upon thin earth, there i3 going to be a day of judg mcnin these United States. Foreign born citizens acd the institutions which have cherished foreigners, ave going to be brought to tho Judgment bar of this republic. That day of Judgment looks more to me to-day like the great Day of Judgment than anything that I havo thought of for many years. There is going to bo a separation on that day of the sheep from the goat3. Every institution that hr.s been engaged in this busi ness of making foroignness perpetual in the United States will have to change or cease. That is going to cut deep, but it is tuuimg. , y I recognize the right cf foreign born citizens to hear their religion, if tLcy cannot understand it in Eng lish, spoken to them in the tongue that they can understand. If they have not yet acquired enough Eng lish to read, they are entitled to have a paper that ehall 3pcak to them the language that they can under stand. I cannot go further than that. Men who are not willing to do that will have to choose. If they prefer to cherish foreign ideals they will have to go to their own. If it is necessary we will cancel every cer tificate of citizenship in the30 United States. The Federal Government has power to deal with that subject, and It is going to deal with it. Nothing else than that surely can be possible. And the object of f ho sentence which I pronounce upo&ou to-day is not alone to punish yoif for the disloyalty of which you have been guilty, but to serve notice upon you, and tho like of you, and all of the groups of peo ple in this district who have been cherishing foreignness, that the end of that, regime has come. It is a call to every one of you to set about earnestly the growing of an Ameri can soul inside of you. And this is the capital thing that (Continued on last page.) Cold Cream Cleanses also Softerjjs and Whitens tjie Skin TOO much soap is more or less harmful to the com-' plexion. A good cold cream is not only a better cleanser, but will replace the natural oil and will prevent dryness and harshness. An additional ad vantage is the necessary mas sage in using cream which is of great benefit to the skin. 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Do not know how long this interest rate will continue and I advise all prospective borrowers to see me at once. All negotiations treated cpnfidentialiy, and loans closed with least possible pub licity. - - W. E. HUDGINS, Union City, Tenn. Cumberland Phone Office 143, Residence 589