DR. E. M. LONG
Over Whmn'i Hardware Stor
Union City, Term.
Office 144. Remdence 595. j
DR. B. M. LONG,
Over Wehmn't Hardware Store
Union City, Tenn.
Office 144; Reeidence 595'J
UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1920.
VOL. 29, NO. 30
Union City Cttmmercil.etHihed 1S0 r--mr,tijtmtmj (..mVr I in?
Wet Tennessee Courier.e.UblUhed 1897 I Consolidated September 1. S9J
GOVERNOR COX OUTLINES
HIS PROGRESSIVE VIEWS
Governor Cox spoke as follows:
"The forthcoming election carries
-with It an especial significance in
that it comes at a time when the eyes
of the world are upon America for
leadership. The decision made will
register America's place among the
nations of the earth, either as a help
ful factor in leadership, or as a na
tion which is willing simply to tak
. its place in the ranks.
NOT A PARTISAN CAMPAIGN.
"This is not a partisan campaign
so eiet us counsel together in this
1 presence as American's. Let us
search our consciences in order to
ascertain what our duty is as Amer
"I have no quarrel with the Re
publican party. My fight Is against.
the Senatorial oligarchy, that group
of men in the Senate which jpaid no
attention, to the rank and file of the
Republican party when -they ca!me
finally to select the nominee of the
" convention in Chicago. It is my
. contention that this Senatorial ol
igarchy not only deserves the con
demnation of the American people
for what it has done to the civiliza
tion of the world, but it deserves as
well the repudiation of the rank and
file of the Republican party for its
utter disregard of the express man
date at the primaries.
VISITS YOUR FRONT PORCH.
"I was not nominated by any Sen
atorial ring' or any other kind of a
ring, and I will not be tied down tj
my , front porch by any Senatorial
ring. The only front porch I am in
terested in this campaign is your
front porch and I mean to carry the
issues to you there.
Big Business 'Is always with re
action. That must be more than a
coincidence. Why do they object to
a progressive administration a t
Washington during the coming four
years? Because they know perfectly
well that if the progressive candl
date for President is elected, a,nd
there is only one running, they will
not have a reserved seat when we be
gin business at Washington.
NEVER FIRED A SHOT AGAINST
"I have been Governor of Ohio six
years, three terms, and have never
thrown tto uniform of a solc'ier into
the perspective nor the sky line of
an industrial controversy. And we
have never fired a shot in Ohio for
the purpose of settling an industrial
dispute. We kept the bayonet cov
ered up. We never used it. We used
in place the Golden Rule. It worked
perfectly. That explains the large
contributions of some of the big in
terests opposed to a progressive ad
ministration of affairs, at Washing
RELIEF FOR THE FARMER.
"In working out the problems of
American "farm life, the extension of
transportation systems, the building
of rood ror?.3 and the creation of
modern school facilities in the coun
try which bring to the boy and girl
of the farm tho same opportunities
vrhich are offered to the boy and girl
of the city go hand In hand. It is
now possible also to bring 1 even to
tlie most remote rural district the
entertainment facilities to be found
in the more populated centers. Farm
work should no longer be drudgery.
Labor saving machinery long since
reduced the period of toil in the
fields. It is now possible to apply
tho same methods to make more en
joyable the existence of the farmers'
"It Is necessary io provide not only
a ready market by inc.-ea-ing trans
portation facilities, but it is essen
tial that that market be maintained
by the natural law of supply and de
ir.and. Let us eliminate artificial
control, which reduces the income of
the producer, which at the same time
increases the cost to the consumer.
This artificial addition to tho cost of
tho necesities of life creates a vicious
circle. I have given serious study to
the subject ani know that profiteer
ing can te checked in a way which
v.'ill break the circle p.nd bring im
mediate and tangible results.
EXTRAVAGANCE MUST CONTIN
UE UNTIL ARMAMENTS REDUCED
"We declare our adherence to the
fundamental progressive principles of
social, economic and industrial jus
tice, and advance, a purpose to re
sume the great work of translating
these principles into effective laws.
Action already begun was inter
rupted when the war claimed all the
national energies for the single task
of victory. Victory having come,
we must establish legal peace and
on an human itarial basis.
Waste and extravagance must con
tinue until as a result of our agree
ment with the other nations. Build
ing of armaments may be discontin
ued. Our war taxes cannot be re
duced if we must go on building bat
tleships and equipping armies, year
after year in competition with other
nations and we cannot discontinue
until after the other nations do like
wise. The League of Nations pro
vides the means."
"There are 81,000 reasons why the
neoDle of America will vote for a
League of Nations to preserve peace;
they are your 81,000 sons and broth
ers and husbands who fought and
died in France and Flanders-to make
an end of war. We must not break
faith with those who died.
"I leave you with the message that
I am for peace rather than war; that
I am for progress rather than reac
tion; that I am for prosperity based
upon a readjustment that recognizes
just one principle tho principle of
the square deal, the principle of the
Golden Rule." .
PLANE IN CAMPAIGN
Flies From Sedalia to Kansas City,
Kansas, City, Mo., Oct. 9. Amer
ica must Join the existing League of
Nations or be prepared .to "arm to
ti e teeth," Kranklin D. Roosevelt de
clared In two addresses here. Any
other alternative is impoasible, he
added, because 31 nations already in
the league will not consent to aban
don it and experiment with some unT
Mr. Roosevelt spoke this noon at
Sedalia, Mo. Later he climbed into
an airplane piloted by "Tex" La
grone, a former army aviator, and
flew to Kansas City, Kan., where be
addressed a large crowd. - The trip
of 87 miles wtp made in aboutan
In his addresses here he classified
10 kinds of voters, who, he said, "I
hope will this year vote tor Mr.
Harding." They are:
'1 Those who believe that it is
more important to elect Republican
nffloe-holders than to secure the
peace of the world.
2 Those who vote the Republi
can ticket because their grandfathers
3 Those who want to 'get even'
with President Wilson, who Is not
running for the presidency this year
4 Those who believe we ought
never to have entered the war to pre
5 Those who put the interests
of some foreign nation before the in
terests of the United States.
"6 Those who expect to make
large financial gains through the
recognition of thir special interests
by a reactionary President.
7 Those who want any old kind
of a change, without stopping to ob
serve they are jumping into the fry
lng pan or into the fire.
"8 Those who believe we should
at once start a war against Mexico
in order to 'civilize' it in the interests
of American oil and mining com
Those who read Republican pa
pers only and accept as gospel truth
partisan editorial and news columns.
"10 Those who believe that the
flag is the "personal property of Re
publicans and no Democrat ever was
The W. O. W., Reelfoot Camp,
Union City, in connection withi the
Liberty Camp at Bruce's Switch, un
veiled a monument to tho late Otis
Hopper, son of W. J. Hopper, this
city, in the vicinity of Bruce's Switch
last Sunday. The officers of Reel-
foot Camp were R. V. French, Coun
cil Commander; W. I. Garrett, Ad
visory Lieutenant, with Mr. Powell
acting as master of ceremonies. Mu
sic was rendered by the Union City
quartette--Messrs. Andrews, Woos
Iey, Adkerson, Lovelace. Reading was
by Miss Manley.
Leonidas Polk Chapter.
The Leonidas Polk Chapter, V.D.
C, will meet, with Mrs-Cecil Moss in
Union City on Thursday, October 21,
at 3 o'clock' p.m. Mrs. Roy McKin
ney, of Paducah,,will be present as a
guest of the chapter, and every mem
ber is urged to bo present. ..
HON. ALF TAYLOR .
Courtroom Filled with. Both Demo
crats and Republicans..
Hon. Alf Taylor, of Eait Tennes
see, Republican candidato for Gov
ernor, spoke at the courthouse last
Monday night, the 11th last. Mr.
Taylor had a very warm reception.
He was greeted by a large audience,
filling the eou.'t room, who listened
attentively to his discussion of Re
The candidate is a brother cf the
late Senator Bob Taylor, and it is
remembered that in the eighties the
two brothers made a joint campaign
in Tennessee for Governor, the Sen
ator as tho Democratic candidate and
Alf as the Rupublican candidate. It
was called the "war of the roses."
Bob wore tho white rose and Alf the
red rose and people for miles around'
camo to the debate. Bob of course,
carried off the honors and the State
went Democratic by the usual forty
Alf is the same old Alf. Ho is Re
publican to the core. He was one of
the leaders in the House vhen a
member of Congress from East Ten
nessee in charge of the force bill,
which wa3 described in this paper
last week, whereby ttie Democrats of
the South would have been virtually
Alf Is a Republican of the ortho
dox kind, along with H. Clay Evans
of Tennessee. He is with Senators
Lodge, Smoot, Penrose and all the
reactionary element of his party,
who would but for the more liberal
Republicans cut down Southern rep
resentation in Congress, and arraign
the South again against the North
and revive the sectional hatred.
These attacks in Congress are made
at recurrent periods, but are Just as
promptly disposed of by a lational
Republican " majority. Unfortunately
Alf was not one of these. Ho was a
bitter endc, cord ially hating the -political
freedom of tho South.
The candidate was introduced to
the, audience by Attorney W. E. Hud
gin's. He "made a lengthy speech,
evading national issues and dwelling
upon the system of taxation in Ten
nessee. He haa a panacea ior me
taxpayers. He would tax the corpo
rations more heavily and reduce the
assessment of realty In the State. All
of which is better said than done.
The Republican party has no record,
either la the State or in the fixing
of Federal taxation, of imposing up
on corporations their proportionate
burdens of taxation. It has never
been done by the Republican party.
It was done by the present Democrat
ic administration and is now being
done in Tennessee by the Roberts
The idea that farm taxes should
be based on the actual annual net
proceeds of the farm is too absurd to
be serious. That would provide no
fixed revenue, at the eame time it
would create endless confusion and
uncertainty, besides making It neces
sary to enlarge and greatly Increase
the expenses of the revenue depart
ment. W. C. Watts presided at the speak
ing and at the close of same his
daughter, little Ruth Watts, pre
sented Mr. Taylor with a bouquet of
flowers. The response was a very
beautiful and tender tribute to
healthy growth to which the Univer
sity of Tennessee has been accus
Non too soon has tho building
program for the University been
started. .It is possible that
Ayres ,Hall and the new agri
cultural building may relieve the
strain somewhat for a sl.ort time
when completed, but they cannot
continue to acommodate the steadily
growing student body. And In this
growth the College of Agriculture Is
drawing a large share, it now being
recognized ar. one of tho strongest in
the South. The Division of Exten
sion is squeezed into smaller quar
ters in Cariick Hall to make room
for tho lav department to crowd in,
and at the same time provide space
for tho libraries and lecture rooms
of the department of geology and
mineralogy. The engineering build
ing is overflowing' as i3 also Morris
Boys and girls save tho Yellow
Kids. They are worth $10.00.
and often creates unusual needs,
cannot wait. 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 attention. H
Cobb's Corner Drug Store
Our Motto: "Service." Phone 96.
U. T. Has 469 New Students.
F. L. Pittman.
W. T. Harris.
F. L. Pittman & Company
Steam and Domestic
KINDLING. COTTON SEED MEAL and HULLS
5 -Wholesale and Retail, -g
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
OFFICE AND YARD
West Main Street.
Cumberland Telephone 346.
Independent Telephone 1 58
With 469 new students in the
opening enrollment this year, the
University of Tennessee bids fair to
set a new mark of growth before the
session is over. For the past ten
years the curve of attendance has
risen steadily at from Sixty to sev
enty per year. A slight dip was
caused by the war, when attendance
decreased as a result of withdrawal
of men eligible for military service,
but in the year Just closed the in
creased attendance was sufficient to
counteract that decrease with a net
increase sufficient to average ninety
five per year for the threo year pe
Last year the University was taxed
to Its full capacity to accommodate
the student body on the "hill." The
ensuing year brings weighty prob
lems to the officials to discover means
for taking care of those that will be
crowding In. The increase this year
is already above tiat of the steady.
THE UNIVERSAL CAR
The Ford Coupe has an especial appeal for real estate folks because
of its splendid up-to-date appointments. A comfortable and depend
able motor car every day of the year shine, rain, mud or snow.
Equipped with electric self -starting and lighting system and demount
able lims with 33-inch tires all around it, brings its owner all those
established dependable Ford merits in economy in operation and
upkeep, with assured long service. Not alone for professional and
business men who drive much, but as the family car for women,
the Ford Coupe meets every expectation. The demand for them
increases daily so we solicit immediate orders to make reasonably
prompt delivery. Will you not make our shop your repair place?
Genuine Ford parts and skilled mechanics.
E. H. BUST
UNION CITY, TENN.
Authorized Ford Dealer,
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