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DR.E."StrrONQ' . DENTIST Over Wehmn" Hardwate Jtore Union City, Tnn. Telephone Office 144. Re.idence 595-J UNION -CITY, TENN. FRIDAY, OCTOBER a, 1920. VOL. 29, NO. 29 ' t ' -- " - - . - - - ' - m ; 1 . " H ' ' ' Union City Commercial. ctaMUhed 18-0 rna wmb 1. 1897 , LUNIUIN - 1 IT, ICJ. riSWAI . .Wl WU ; 1 1' !!:' T" ! i li lt COUNTY COURT : "APPROPRIATION ' FOR GIBBS LEVEE Appropriation of Two Thousand Dol lars Allowed by the Court. , Confronted with ' appropriations piling up by th'e thousands and by tha perplexing problem of taxation, the Obion County Court, Tat its quar terly session last Tuesday, recognized Uie work that is being done by the . people of Union City and community and the liberality shown in the en terprise of constructing a , first-class public highway, from Union City to Gibbs, and conceded the point that the court 'must meet its obligations in constructing a ouitable levee on that road in the Grove Creek bottom, and make an ample appropriation for that purpose. The resolution was therefore offered by Justice Bratton that an appropriation not exceeding -$2000' bo alUwod by the County Court for the 'said . levee and that .fake CaldwelH and Hugh Smith be appointed commissioners to superin tend the construction of same. A reception Vas given to the mem bers of the County Court at the Elks Home and a dinner served by the, la dies of the Cumberland "Presbyterian Church, one of the most substantial and wholesome and complete in ev ery way enjoyed in Union City. Over thirty members of the court were present Addresses vere made by Dr. Turner, president' of Ehe Lions Club, by Dr. Henry Oliver and, by Rev. R. A. Clark, 'all pn lae subject of good roads in Obion County and particularly on the Gibbs road, all very ; timely and ' convincing logic concerning the needs of good roads n nhinn finnntv. Judee Bratton sup plemented these remarks with thel thanks of the court to the ladies ot ; th Cumberland Presbyterian; Church for one of their famous dinners. To the ladies he paid the nicest compli ments for the way they prove them selves more than equal to the de mands of these occasions and for their delightful presence and atten . tion. ' i After the speaking cars were left at the'door'and members of the court were taken out over the new road for a view of the work in progress and the development of the road as far as the work Is completed. It was indeed a sight to witness the long stretch of new' roadway fifty feet wide and on a straight line from one end to the other. The party re turned and the court convened with the result as above stated. The res olution .did not pass without a con test, but ho one opposed the main question the .construction of the levee. There s simply a difference of opinion as to the cost of same. Dr. Turner announced before the meeting at .the Elks Home was ad journed that the Lions Club would senj a committee to Obion this even ing to meet with Obion people rela- tive to good roads, and Mr. Bob Fox has Informed uo that he will meet the delegation and entertain with refreshments.' It is intended to visit : other portions of the 'county on the Bame ' mission and announcements will be made from time to time of the movements of the committee. . jfAY TRY FITZGERALD PLAN At a meeting of the cotton factors at the Chamber of Commerce, Mem phis, Gerald Fitzgerald, Clarksdale, Miss., lawyer and banker," outlined his plan for marketing the enormous amount of low grade ' cotton now in the ,hands of cotton men throughout the South. " ' Th plan Is to offer the cotton to German manufacturers, giving them a fair profit for manufacturing the staple into, low-grade cotton goods. Germany la the largest consumer of low-grade cotton, and it Is the ina bility, of German manufacturers to finance the purchase of raw material . in this country that has brought about the stagnation in local mar kets. Mr. Fitzgerald points out that under present conditions a bale of cotton will cost the German mills approximately 21,000 marks, where as, before the war and before the great slump la value . of German money, the same cotton was sold for about 1,200 marks. He says the cheapness, of the German mark as compared with our dollar makes It impossible' for these mills to buy raw material In American markets. Training School Locals. : Miss Grace Naylor, of the Commer cial ' Department, was absent a few days last week on account of Illness. Miss Erdlce Latimer was a visitor here Tuesday. . Marvin Owens, a 1920 graduate, has accepted - a position with the Third National Bank. : Mi3s Daisy Long is back in school after a few. dkys absence. '! - " -Miss Lois Curlln, of Woodland, was called home last Tuesday on ac count cf her litle brother's being run over by a heavily loaded truck. The child is in a serious condition. Will Lannbm, a former Training School pupil, who has recently enr tered the University of Tennessee, writes that a Tennessee Club has been organized in the university. Of the twenty-nine members, nine are from Union City. - - - Mr. F. L. Kerr, the assistant prin-, cipal, tried to steal a mareh on the school last Thursday by quietly slip ping away and getting married. As usuaf we had pur eyes and ears open and every'one knew what was going to happen before he left the school. The bride . is' MIsa vRyda Bailey, a beautiful and accomplished .young la dy of Sharon,'' On his return to school he was. met by a shower of rice. . ... . , ' ' ' The Liter'ary Society will Tender the following program Friday after noon. - " ( , Devotional i. Gene Talley Violin solo'. . . . ,. . . .Rufus Massey Reading " Gertrude Adkerson Solo Mary Kate Stalcup Current events ....... . .Billy Moss Locals . .. . . J. G. Smith Debate "Should Football be abol ished from High School." Affirma tive, Oran Thornton and Clara Mai Mott. Negative, Bera Lee Forrester and J. L. Holt. Critic, Floy Kirby. --After "cleaning up" Fulton last Friday, the. football boys, of 'the Training School proceeded to, do the same thing to oysters Monday nighi. It has become "the custom fdr"Mr.' Aydelott to give a supper every time a game' Is won, and we expect' to have a supper after every game. "Win and Eat" is our motto. ..... . To every one -who enjoys a good game of football, the Training School invites you to come to the park Fri day afternoon at two o'clock sharp and you will not be disappointed. We open this season here with one of the strongest teams in West Tennes see, Jackson, We expect a large crowd. Democrats and Shipping. The United States is now the sec pnd maritime power in the world. In 1914 the United v States had 755 ocean-going 'vessels, aggregating a little over 2,000,000 gross tons, 'of which 80 per cent were engaged in coastwise and Great Lakes trade. Only 10 per cent of the country's foreign commerce was carried in American bottoms and the shipbulld ind industry was stagnant. ? In 1920 on Juno 30, . the United States had 3,040 ocean-going ves sels, aggregating over ' 11,000,000 gross tonnage, and 42 per cent of our country's foreign commerce was carried in American ships. i The Covenant. . The Covenant of the League of Nations is omitted, from the Repub lican textbook because it is "too long" or not interesting." " The Covenant is not a lengthy doc ument; it takes less than ten pages of the Democratic textbook. Itis about as much as ten pages of an or dinary novel. , Steps are being taken to make it easily possible for every American voter to obtain a copy of the Cove nant of the League. Republican White Book. The German White Book, it will be remembered, omitted the Czar's letter to Emperor William and other documenraf grept importance, On the alleged ground ' that they were not "Interesting.", ' Did the Republican textbook omit the Covenant of the League of Na tions because it was not considered "interesting." . Mr. Sweet Potato Man I am sure L have the best place in the city "to store sweet potatoes for the winter. v If you have a crop, come and let me explain my plan to you.- All to whom I have Bpoken say it is the best arrangement they nave seen. , ' r, " ; . 29-ltpd ' SAM'L D. WOOSLEY. ALF TAYLOR AND : -THE FORCE BILL If 'there are any Democrats in Ten nessee who are thinking of voting for Col. Alf Taylor for Governor, they should first get acquainted with, his record while serving as a member ot Congress of 1890 when the infamous f'vnroa Rill" was Uo for considera tion before that oAy. They should acquaint themselves with that gen tleman's opinion, of the South and his vote and cts while a member of the' Fifty-first Cbngress. The Federal Election Bill, com monly known in. the South as the "Force Bill,", provided for the elimi nation from the .officials of the va rious 'States' all power to control the elections held in them. It provided that a Chief Supervisor of Elections should- be appointed tor every district by the Judge of ' the United Spates circuit CourC and this Supervisor should in turn appoint three super visors to control the elections in ev ery precinct of the various Stajtes. That these supervisors might be able to enforce their demands, it was pro vided that they should have a guard of , United States Deputy Marshau, unlimited in number, to stand aroijind the polling places and see thM everything ' was carried on to suit 'the whims of these Federal Su pervisors. These men also had the power to go Into the homes of the people prior to election days and in vestigate their registration, and if foreigners, to ascertain whether they had been properly naturalized, etc. When the polls were ready to count, these supervisors were empowered to count the, ballots and certify the re-j suits to the Chief Supervisor, who in j turn would certify the results to the Chief Clerk ot, the. House of Repre sentatives a Washington, who must, under penalty of fine and imprison ment, receive fhe results announced by 'suctT supervisors, ''and'" must Ig nore any results certified to by any Governor of any State, which did not harmonize with the. certification of these supervisors. Its purpose was to intimidate the Southern, voter, and enable the Republican party, by force of arms to control the election ot Southern Representatives in Con gress. It was to enable them to sttai the election of Congressmen Just as they stole the electoral vote from Tilden and gave it to Hayes In that memorable contest. - , Benton McMillin, then in Congress from . Tennessee, said it was "the most far-reaching and revolutionary proposition ever- presented. It is centralization run mad.." Ha also pointed out that It would require the. services of about 350,000 men aKa cost to the Government at each elec tion of not less tbanJJ12.000.0o0. Representative Cwleman, Republi can, of Louisiana, opposed the D'.il as being 'a very expensive - political blunder, and sectional, in its opera tion." , ;' .. ' j--,h Representative Ewart, of North Carolina, a Republican, said. "It Is as damnable, illogical; inequitable and vicious a piece of legislation as was ever attempted to be1 placed up on the statute books of this country. It Is a sectional measure designed al most entirely for the South." ; : WHAT DID TAYL5R SAY T Col. Taylor,., then In Congress, said: "In the district I represent, ALTHOUGH IN THE SOUTH, fraud and intimidation in elections are un known. Gentlemen on this side of the House have shown the frequency and enormity of these outrages; have shown to what depths of degra dation and dishonor our boasted elective system has been dragged; have demonstrated the absolute ne cessify for this law, and their argu ments stand unanswered to this good hour, and their statements are un assailed.". , k ,. HIS OPINION OF THE DEMOCRAT : ' IC PARTY. V "But the Democratic party, true to Its history, ever ready to array itself against all measures of reform, .... comes forward in solid phalanx to oppose' and attempt to defeat this bill, . . '. which i3 to puniGh ballot box thieves, bliibe-glvers, -and bribe takers." . ' . ' : -, . '" . TAYLOR . SAYS IT WAS NOT . , ; STRONG ENOUGH; j ;, "It is not ' the ' bill some of us wanted, Some of us wanted an even stronger law, .ubut we yielded and accepted this bill. It may not ac complish the. purposes for which it Is Intended, but it can and will be made stronger and more effective in the fu ture if It fails now." "Tllfc DUTY OF THE HOUR.' - -"Mr Speaker, what Is the duty of the hour? The duty of the hour is for thel representatives of hd people to invoke by lav the strong arm. of the Federal power and let it be wielded until every man, black or white, Jn every city, town, township, parish nd precinct in every State. . shall be as free as the air that floats . . ..and protected in the exercise of hi3 fraacbise." (See'; page 6920, Congressional Record,' Fifty-first Session.) While Northern misguided Repub licans decried lae conditions existing in the " South at this time t was shown in 'ho debate on this bill, and which was not disputed, that in fourteen Northern States in 1888, 3,386,399 Republicans voted, elect ing 126 members of Congress, while In these same fourteen States 3,074, 165 Democrats voted, electing only 47 Congressmen. - ' in . F; L. Pittman. F.L Gibraltar LUMP KINDLING . -s-3Whoiesaieand Retail."- Place your order now for your winter coal. , Prices are still advancing. Cars are very scarce, labor at mines striking, winter will soon be here. " Close prices for immediate delivery. .The Ford Sedan is the favorite family car, seats five comfortably. While an enclosed car with permanent top, it has large windows, and may. in a minute be changed to a most delightful open car with always a top protecting against the mm. In inclement weather it is a closed car, dust-proof, water-proof, cold-proof. Finely upholstered.. Equipped with electric starting and lighting system and demountable rims with 3-inch tires all around., A real family car. Anybody can aafely drive it. It has all the conveniences of an electric car with the economy which goes with Ford cars, low cost of purchase price, small cost of operation and maintenance. Won't you come in and look at it? Illness Strikes Unexpectedly, ' and often creates unusual needs, which cannot wate. Make Cobb's Corner your ; FAMILY DRUG STORE, you will find there everything for ordinary and unusual wants. A hurry call or phone message, No. 96, always receives imme diate aHpnfirm. , Cobb's Corner Drug Store Our Motto: "Service." Phone" 96. Pittman & Company Steam and Domestic COM COTTON SEED MEAL and HULLS office: and yard West Main Street. ..Cumberland Telephone 346. , Independent Telephone 158 ' THE UHIVEB&AL CAR :':'.: ' . Authorized i-m ,i r 1 1 k ,T . I II II W. T. Harris. Qibraltar .N U T. R. K.RTJST - . Ford Dealer. Phone 40( UtflON CITY. TENN.