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DENTIST Over Wehman's Hardware Store Union City, Tenn. Telelphones Office 144; Residence 689-J DR. B. M. LONG DENTIST Over Wehman's Hardware Store Union City, Tenn. Telephones Office 144, Residence 689-J Union City Commercial , established 180 consolidated September 1. 197 Wett Tennessee Courier. established 1897 S UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1919. VOL. 27, NO. 42 Commercial HE U, S. OWNERSHP IS OPPOSED BY R. S. LOVETT McAdoo Aid Says "Pork Barrel" Con trol Is Grave Danger. New York, Jan. 1. Opposition to Government ownership of railroads, on th ground that competition In - service and , facilities, but not In rates, should bo preserved, was voiced in a statement Issued by Robert S. Lovett, when his resignation as di rector of the division of capital ex penditures of the Railroad Adminis tration became effective to-day. After asserting that "there is noth ing so essential to the financial peace and --the commercial and industrial welfare of this country as a definite governmental railroad policy," Mr. Lovett declared that the necessity for exclusive national control, as against State regulation, was now too obvious for discussion and that "the only debatable question is whether such control shall be thru Government ownership or by exclusive Federal regulation of private ownership." FEDERAL REGULATION. "I believe in thoro regulation by the National Government of all com petition In service and facilities, with power to check it whore it amounts to an evil," he said. "I should per mit consolidations subject to Govern ment approval where the public benefit would, plainly bo promoted, particularly in the absorption of fi nancially weak lines of minor im portance whero by so doing the com munities dependent thereon could be better served. But I would steadily preserve competition between the large systems and pursue a policy of widening the competitive areac be tween such large systems wherever practicable." In giving his reasons for opposing Government ownership, Mr. Lovett asserted that "if we carefully analyze tho relative merits of efficiency from unification and the advantages from competition in serving facilities, I be lieve we will find that the latter will be very much better as a na tional policy." He added that he al3b objected to Government ownership because the opportunity it would offer "for pro moting political ambitions would be a perpetual national scandal and ex pose the Government to serious fi nancial burdens." FEARS "PORK BARREL" SYSTEM. Expressing tho fear that "the rail road 'pork barrel' would in time make the other 'pork barrels' appear Insignificant in comparison," Mr. Lovett said: "Every politician would be almost compelled to exert any political in fluence possessed by him to provide places for his oupporters or improve ments and facilities or rate adjust ments desired by them. Each Con gressman would bo prcaood by all the embitious town3 in his district for ornate passenger stations or other Improvements, oo ho is now pressed for post offices, courthouses and other public buildings; for additional and unnecessary trains to please particu lar communities and for the con struction of new railroads, extensions and branches." Mr. Lovett also declared that "there are other objections to Gov ernment ownership, such as the po litical power of the employes to or ganize and control the railroads, and the probable deterioration in the ability ana efficiency or executive and administrative officers under the scale of Government salaries in com petition with private business." "Consideration of any solution of the problem involves the fundament al question of whether there shall or Gholl not be competition," said Mr. Lovett.: '"All will agree, I believe, that competition in railroad rates is un wise and practically impossible. Com petition in rates cannot exist with out rebates, secret rates and other kindred evils that make it intoler able. But competition in service and facilities always existed until the be ginning of FederaJ control and' has really been responsible for the great advance in the quality of railroad service in this country, particularly in recent years. Its elimination would mean comparativo stagnation. PRIVATE WASTE. "Much is said of the waste of rail road competition. Nearly everything thus characterized is for the benefit of the public. Undoubtedly there la some actual waste, but the amount of expense saved by unification is not relatively a groat item. Moreover, I have no doubt that the rigid econo mies enforced by keen supervision of details under privato management as' against the lax habits inherent in pubic management and tho greater freedom and extravagance in meth ods of spending Government money would- much moro than offset every year any possible saving from the elimination of expenses incident to competition. FINANCIAL UNDERTAKING, "What seems to me also a serious objection to Government ownership is the very largo financial undertak Ing that would bo involved. On December 31, 1916, the total out ctr.nding capitalization of all the rail roads in the United States amounted to $20,679,350,501. Of course, it would not be necessary for the Gov ernment to provide the entire amount of this huge investment at once, if the Government should be willing to require the property subject to ex. isting mortgagee, but this would un doubtedly add enormously to the value of the bonds outstanding, since buying subject to the mortgages the bonds would in effect be guaranteed by the Government." Death of Mrs. J. W. Cherry. Mrs. Lucy A. Cherry, widow of the late J. W, Cherry (old-time citizens of Union City), 'died at the home of her son, Mr. Pete Cherry, Garden City, La., Jan. 4, 1919, after a short illness of pneumonia, enfeebled health of advanced years hastening the end. Mrs. Cherry was born in Hender son County, Tenn., Jan. 30, 1838. She was Mi33 Lucy Crook and was married in that county to Mr. Cher ry, whose death took place in Union City some twenty years ago, where Mr. and Mrs. Cherry settled in the eighties. Mrs. Cherry was the moth er of thirteen children, six of them dying in infancy and seven living to be grown. The survivors are as follows: R. S. Cherry, Shreveport, La.; Pete Cherry, Gardon City, La Mrs. Sallie Elam, Mrs. Lula Naylor, Union City; Mrs. Emma Masscngale, Clovis, New Mexico. The death of Mr. John J. Cherry in Nashville a year ago and of Mrs. Mollie Ekdahl, Fort Worth, Texas, some time be fore, took two of the adults from the family circle. Mrs. Cherry professed religion and joined the church when she was twelve years old. She lived a Chris tian life: By nature a woman of mental Btrcngth, she cultivated her faculties with Christian graces. She was a devoted, tender-hearted moth er, ripe in years and tho character that ennobled and enshrined her in the love of those among whom she lived. After , the death of her hus band Mrs. Cherry lived for a num ber of years with Mrs. Massengale in Union City. A few years ago she went to the home of her son, Mr. Pete Cherry, in Louisiana, and there she laid down the cares of life and fell asleep in Jesus. The memory of a loving mother, the sweet spirit of a sainted womnn, will abide with those she loved. Services were held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Elam in Union City, where the remains were removed from the train upon which they reached Union City, and a tribute to the deceased was paid by Rev. G. J. Evans, with ccripture reading and prayer by Rev. W. B. Cunningham. Interment at East View, with fol lowing pall bearers: S. D. Woosley,- E. H. Marshall, J. W. Burney, J. L. Mosier, R. F. Tis- dale, H. P. Moss. Troy Special High School. Quite a number of tho patrons and friends of the Troy Special High School assembled at the school build ing Wednesday morning, Jan. 1, and paid their respocts to the work of that splendid Institution. The vis itors were entertained with exercises by the school, study work, etc., and made some very kind remarks com plimentary to tho school. The Troy people are very proud of their school, or rather wc should say the people of Number Six. It is one of the finest schools of the country, and ,has before it a very bright fu ture. Opposition to r. prolongation to fivo years of tho period of Govern ment control of railroad was reiter ated at a session of the Association of Railway Executives in Philadel phia. Ninety-two per cent, of the mileage of the country was repre sented at the meeting. REALM OF WOODCRAFT GAMP GIVES BANQUET W. 0. W. Banquet. Just about one of the most inter esting affairs that has been planned for the holidays was tho W. O. W. meeting at the camp rooms last Mon day night. - There were probably two hundred or more In attendance, including a number of young ladies and those also who are not bo young. As stated by some of the speakers, there were wives and sweethearts, but on this occasion it was safe for them to be together. Fortunately, ofr unfortu np.tely, the editors were given a seat of honor. Mayor Pittman and the speakers were seated together. Intro ducing the exercises of the evening, Council Commander W. E. Jackson opened the camp with the usual or der, dispatching business in a very neat manner, until the installation of officers, which was a very interest ing ceremony. The. officers taking their respec tive stations were as follows: J. A Hassell, council commander; R. V French, advisory lieutenant; Roy Coleman, clerk; H. A. Atkins, bank er; Vernon Irvine, escort; Will C Watts, watchman; E. S. Knox, sen try; W. I. Garrett, first year man ager. The singing of patriotic songs and signs of the order as an expression of the camp for the members serving in the U. S. Army was a part of the regular order. The camp has a serv ice flag of twenty-four names, and no order of exercise is complete without this portion of the program At the close of the regular exer cises supper was announced. This was really a banquet of baked chick en and rabbit with relishes, bread, coffee (the famoira'Chase & Sanborns coffee donated by E. P. Grissom) and accessories, prepared under the di rection of Mesdames J. A. Hassell, W. W. Mays, W. E. Jackson, W. I. Gar rett, Herman Stanfleld, Sam Hopper, Melvin Nichols, Will C. WattsC Luth er Andrews, H. P. Stone, Miss Mays and Misses Hassell and other very charming ladies, and when the ban queters were helped they set to with a will that needed no spue. . It was indeed delightful, and many a vote 6f thanks, expressed and implied, was tendered to the ladies. Beginning the program Mr. Jack son announced Mayor Pittman as the toastmaster of the evening and the Mayor proceeded in his usual happy style. First was the male quartet, Dr. J. B. Adkcrson, Messrs. Luther Andrews, S. D. Woosley and J. S. Lovelace. The music was truly fine, the voices blending so beautifully. Miss Allie B. Campbell .then ap peared before the audience in a charming dialect number, and re sponded with an encore that was al so one of her very popular sketches. The first speaker was Rev. Todd, on fraternalism. tracing it back to Solomon's temple and even to the creation, showing its growth, par ticularly since the late war. He com pared it with other social relation ships in a way that brought together the inner circles with the stroner bands of fraternal friendship. Rev. G. J. Evans spoke on friend ship and love and quoted from Emer con, Bacon and Guc3t some appropri ate lines, the most impressive how ever coming from the Bible. Rev. W. B. Cunningham was as signed the subject of patriotism, and he conveyed In an impressive manner that service was the foundation of patriotism. He spoke of the Presi dent's address in England, which waa to the effect that men must be lib eral, free in service and unselfish in devotion. He spoke of the bishop and the "Servant in tho House" in a play of that name, in which of the two brothers, tho service of the drain man outweighed that of the fawning churchman. Rev. Farris spoke of the relation of , the lodge to the church. It was the church which called the lodge into being. The church is the cradle of the lodge, but one is temporal while the other is spiritual; one con tributes to the moral man and -the other teaches him of the life to come. Rev. T. M. Carney spoke on wood craft and its contribution to fra ternal fellowship and benevolence. The order of the W. O. W. has assets of 137,000,000 and a membership of 1,000,000. It has" $4,000,000 in Liberty Bonds, and is doing a great service, in the. world.,., ,, :.,, Supt. McGee spoke on relation of parent to school. Said he came from the State of the red apple, red hen and much-read Bible. Ho was very much interested in what the parent can do for the school. The school is what the patrons want it to be and then he showed the value of lost time to the truant amounting to $27 a day, what tho school is worth to him alone. Principal Aydelott took up the connection of pupil and teacher, and read a very interesting discussion of the subject. Dr. J. B. Adkerson closed the even ing's addresses with a humorous anecdote about the man going to market with a loa"d of potatoes, but on the way the wagon bed gate drop ped out, the potatoes were lost, and the farmer got stuck in a mud hole with nothing to unload. So the speaker applied this to his lack ol preparation for the evening and, as usual, carried the audience with him. The toastmaster then returned his commission to the Past Council Com mander, paying him tho highest eulogies for hia fraternal interest, the good work he has done for Reel foot Camp. Tb.e Edison recital was tendered by Mr.'Chas. Dietzel, the jeweler, who is always accommodating, and the music was a feature of the occasion. The banquet closed with flrot a rising vote of thanks to the ladies and then a patriotic finale, a mile post in the annals of Reelfoot Camp. Death of Mrs. Harriet Gibbs. Mrs. Harriet Elizabeth Gibb3, widow of the late Wm. B. Gibb3, died in Washington, D. C, in the home with her daughter, Mrs. Maggie Bell, Sunday, January 5, 1919, after an illness incident to decline of some length of time. Mrs. Gibbs waa in her 84th yeaf. She was tho daughter of Thomr.s M. Pierce, and 'in girlhood moved with her parents to Tcnncsoco in 1845. In her twentieth year she was united in marriage to Wm. B. Gibbs, and of the union there were ten children, eight of whom survive, viz: - Chas. Gibbs, Helena, Ark.; William Gibbs, Union "City J Thofl. P. Gibbs, Mis souri; Alfonso Gibbs, Franklin, Tenn.; Harry Gibbs, Union City; Mrs. Maggie Bell, A. C. and M. G. Gibbs, Washington, D. C. Mrs. Gibbs is aloo survived by two brothers, Hon. Rice A Pierce, this city, and Mr. Jarvis Pierce, Pierce, Tenn. After the death of her husband Mr3. Gibbs and her daughter, Mrs. Bell, resided in tho family resi dence of Mr3. Bell for some time. Finally they moved to Washington City, to bo near the families of Messrs. Campbell and Malcom Gibbs, and there the good woman passed away. Mrs. Gibbs was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She was one of the most devoted mothers and lovable characters. She was one of those cultured Christian wemen who grow in years and grace, whose heart wa3 with her children and whose sweet spirit and gentle nature drew to her tho tendere3t ties of love and sympathy. She lived thru the years of sunshine and shad ow, always with love in her heart and benediction in her smiles. She gave freely. Her sacrifices were no ble and generous. She was plain in domestic tastes; her social life wes simple; but the richness of character and purity of soul lifted her to realms whero kind words are coro nets and true motherhood wearo the crown.. The evening of her life was like the golden sunset. She .fell asleep like a child, a tired little mother, breathing a soft good night. The remains reached Union City Monday night and lay in state with tho undertakers, to be moved to the First Christian Church Tuesday afternoon, whero the relatives and a number of friends assembled to pay their respects. Services were con ducted by Rev. J. Randall Farris, with song numbers by Mr. Lea Garth. The funeral party then proceeded to Beulah Cemetery where interment took place and Mr. Gibbs was buried some years ago. : The pall bcarcra on this occasion were the six sons present. The grave was covered with beautiful flowers. Church Notice. We are authorized '' to announce that at the regular morning service at the Methodist Church in Troy, Rev. J. W. Carnell will preach on the subject of "The Church and Why it Has Lived." Mrs. A. H. Grantham will be soloist. At the evening serv ice, . : 3 0. o'clock,, Bav. W.-.W. Arm ctrong will be in the pulpit. Here's to 19198 May it be bigger, better, brighter even than j& 191 The Best Our Country Ever Saw. We thank you for 1918 and promise our best for 1919. I SINCERELY, j OLIVERS DRUG STORE 1919 At the beginning of the New Year 1919 we want to thank the public for their patronage during the past year. It is our aim to put forth every effort during the coming year to serve our trade better, and hope we shall continue to merit a liberal share of your patronage. Cherry- Moss Grain Co. FELIX W. MOORE Union City, Tenor. MONEY TO LOAN AT LOW RATES TO FARMERS On their lands as security. These loans will be made for either five or ten years, with interest payable semi-annually or annually, as the borrower may prefer. The principal sum borrowed may be repaid in $100 amounts or in larger sums at any interest paying date. There will be no charge for such loans except for abstracting title to lands offered as secuiity for loan. These loans will be closed and the money in the hands of borrower promptly, and no long delays are necessary. MOORE & HUDGINS Office Phone 143, Residence Phone 588 UNION CITY. TENN. DAVIS & RUSSELL, Union City, Tenn., are our field agents and authorized to take applications for loans. Dr. Jas. W. Scott Registered Optometrist. Eyes scientifically examined and glasses fitted. Telephone 327-J UNION CITY, TENN. OLD AGE STARTS WITH YOUR KIDNEYS Science say that old age begins with weakened kidney a add digestive organs. This being true. It Is easy to believe that by keeping the kidneys and di gestive organs cleansed and In proper working- order old e can be deferred and life prolonged far beyond that en joyed by the average person. 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