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DENTIST Orer Web man's Hardware Store Union City, Tenn. Telephones Office 144. Residence 595-J DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST . Orer Wehman's Hardware Store Union City, Tenn. Telephones Office 144; Residence 595-J t Union City Commercial. established 1990 I v-iM,.a gi,i, 1 101 West Tennessee Courier. established 1897 I Consolidate September 1. 1897 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, N0VEA1BER 19, 1920. VOL. 29, NO. 35 Commercial HE NATION HAS MUCH TO BE THANK : FUL F0R.--VIIS0N -CWashington.'Ncv. .12, President Wilson issued his Thanksgiving proc lamation, to-night,, saying, .that ."in plenty, security and peace our virtu ous. and self-reliant people face the future, and setting aside Thursday, Nov. 25,- for the. usual observances. The text fillcws: v "The season pproaches' when It behooves us to to turn from the distractions-of bur daily life,- that we may contemplate the mercies which have been vouchsafed to us, and ren der heartfelt end unfeigned thanks UUto God for his manifold goodness '. "This is an old observance of the American people, deeply imbedded In our thought and habit. The burdens - and stresses of life have their own in siatence. : "We have abundant cause for thanksgiving. -The lesions of the great war arc rapidly healing. The great army of freedom which Amer ica sent to the defense of liberty, re turning to the grateful embrace of the nation, has resumed the useful pursuits of peace! as simply and promptly as it rushed to arms in obedience to tho country's call. . The equal justice of our laws has received steady vindication in the support of a law-abiding people against various and sinister attacks which have re flected only tho baser agitation of war, now happily passing. " In plenty, security and peace our virtuous and Bclf reliant people face the future, Its duties and its oppor tunities. May we have vision to dis cern our duties, tlie strength, both of hand and resolve, to discharge them, and the goodness of heart to realize that the truest opportunities are those of service. "In a spirit, "then, of devotion and stewardship we should give .thanks in our hearts, and dedicate ourselves to the service of God's merciful, lov ing purposes to His children. - "Wherefore, I, Woodrow Wilson President of the United States, do hereby designate Thursday, the twen ty-fifth of November, next, as a day of thanksgiving and prayer, and call upon my countrymen to . cease from their ordinary tasks and avoca tlon3 upon that day, giving up to the remembrance of God and His bless ings and their dutiful and grateful acknowledgement." , "WHITE COAL" WILL BE ' . FUEL OF THE FUTURE GOOD ROADS MEETING HELD AT KENTON. An interesting Good Roads meet -ing was held at Kenton last night which was well-atended .and a sue cess in every way. - This meeting was held .under the auspices of the Lion's Club of .Union v City, which is engaged in the laud! ble work of organizing for better roads in Obion county. ' ' , The Humboldt Business . Men's Club was represented at this meeting by Messrs. C. W. Rooks, Secretary, and W. H. Keathley, Director. The Obion County people are show lng the" keeenest kind of interest In the matter of having the Humboldt to-Kenton road built on Into Union City and an organization was effected to work to have- the Obion County Court siga up with the State High way Commission and , to authorize bonds to cover the county's portion of the expense. ; The present " attitude of ' Obion County in this matter is hailed with . the greatest appreciation by the Glb Bon County folks who reside along the line or the projected road.. One of the groat troubles confronting the project in the . past was that it looked like the road would have a dead end at Kenton for years to come. Now with it probable that the Obion County Court will take the steps necessary to securing the por tion within .that county," prospects for the early building of the road are greatly improved. , . ' A. general organization of the towns along the line of the road was . made at this meeting, with a commis sioner appointed for each', county. Mr. C. W. Rooks, of this city, was made the chairman of this commis sion, which will work in a united way for the early completion of the projected way.. ; ".: ' ; . ' - The matter of Obion's action will - probably come up before the Janu ary term of " the County ' Court. Humboldt .Chronicle. With Coal Supply Running Low, Nation Turns Attention to Water-Power. Washington. "White coal" may solve America's fuel problem! Translated from the French "white coal" means water-power and the nation at last has started on a def inite program for the development of its water-power resources. The last Congress passed what is known- a3 the water-power leasing law and the water-power commis sion, composed of the secretaries of agriculture, interior and war, has been organized and O. C. Merrill, for merly of the forest service, an expert on water-power, has been appointed secretary. Already applications have been re ceived for leases to develop 2,000,000 horse-power of electricity. As soon as tho regulations are formulated, the commission will talk business with the men who want tedevelop the power. . . , , The first step will be to grant per mlts for preliminary surveys. Then if the person making '" the ' survey wantsto enter into an agreement to develop the water-power on the part.cular site surveyed, he will be granted a license. Rates for power, construction and all development and operation will '. bo undor control of the commission. At the end of fifty years the government may take over the plant3,. or, the government may develop any water-power site without the aid of private capital. MAIN PROBLEM. There i3 no shortage of coal. The supply in America will last 1,000 years, experts cay. But the big prob lem is to get it out of the ground and to its destination. Development of water-power is ex pected to correct this condition. Sur veys show that there is about 50,000 000 hcrso-power of electricity that can be easily developed at ccmpara tfvely small cost. That is more power than the nation is now using from all cources. . Fcr every year horse-power of elec tricity develcped 6 tons of coal are saved. So if tho machinery for the 2000,000 horse-power now applied for were installed, and run steadily for one year, it would save 13,000, 000 tons of coal! WOMAN INJURED BY MR. GARRETT'S GAR. Home Service Report. Annual, Report of the Home Serv ice Section of the Obion County, Tenn., Chapter, A. R. C., from Oct. 11, 1919. to Oct. 11, 1920: During the past year it has been my special privilege to meet person ally 676 returned soldiers and to in some way render them a service, sometimes file compensation papers, reinstate insurance, apply for med ical, surgical or hospital treatment, arrange for vocational rehabilitation, advance money for. board and lodg ing, as well as transportation, help select wedding rings, visit homes, friends, etc., write, affidavits,- help make layettes, write ooys hospitals, condolence and many other services In fact, more than 1000 letters have gone out from this office. -We have worked with and for 29 tubercular boys. Some of these men are in hospitals, others in their homes In Obion-County. We have come in contact with most of the known diseases and worked with several different form3 of mental trouble. . When we remember that 641,900 men were discharged from service as disabled men; that 26,000 are now in hospitals that still leaves a good many to be looked after. Obion Countians received from the Government In money between 50,- 000.00 and $75,000.00. This In cludes claims paid the families of the fifty boys who made the great sacrifice. Much of this money was paid on account of work done .thru this office. As usual there are regret's that It was impossible to do more work, to extend the work to the peace time program, but in submitting this re port for your aproval I do so know ing that you Drill realize how help less one person without a convey ance is in searching out these, our very own boya, disabled. Respectfully, ; - MISS ANNIE LITLE, Sec. Preaching.. . ; Tho new preacher will preach at Shady Grove at eleven o'clock Sun day. Ail come. Q. W. EVANS. Tennessee Congressman Declares Ac cident at Washington Unavoidable. Washington, D. C. Nov. 11.- Representative Finis J. Garrett, ' of Tennessee, was taken into custody by the polico here Tuesday night fol lowing an cccldent In which Miss Ollvo Schofield, 1523 16th street, was knocked down ' by an automobile which Mr. Garrett was driving. Miss Schofield was taken to a hospital, where it was found she was suffering with a compound fracture of the hip. The charge against Representative Garrett was recklessly operating in automobile and failure to show a chauffeur's license. "While I regret tho accident most keenly," said Mr,, Garrett, It was one which I feel could not have been avoided. I was not driving at an ex cessive rate of speed. The young la dy had evidently started to crocs the street, but seeing the car coming, at tempted 'to return to the sidewalk, but slipped and fell, I threw on the brakes, but ; the -car skidded and struck her." - Mr. Garrett pointed out that as he was driving a car under a -Tennessee license, it wa3 not necessary for him to have a' chauffeur's license, issued by the, 'district authorities. : . In preferring the charges againRt Mr. Garrett, who as a result of the shock of the acsident was very ner vous and upset generally, the arrest ing officer charged him with opeerat lng a car while under the influence of liquor. There are witnesses ready to testify that this charge is without foundation. v Several of these witnesses were in business conversation with him at the Hou3e office building a few min utes before Mr. Garrett entered his car to drive to his home. The scene of the accident was nearly two miles4 from the House office building. Mr. Garrett remained at the Third Precinct Station until morning, when he appeared In court and made bond for his appearance Nov. 24th. He was not locked up in the station, but remained all night in the captain's office. He could not make bond last night because the clerk of the court could not be found at that hour. Mr. Garrett has given the press a statement In which he denies the charge of drunkonnoss, and the refu tation is sustained by the testimony of two congressmen," Otis T. Wingo, of Arkansas, and H. D. Flood, of Vir ginia. . Nobody regrets the incident and accident more than docs Finis Gar rett, and nobody can more deeply sympathize with the young lady who was the victim of the unfortunate af fair. Late reports from the hospital say that Miss Schofield is not so serl ously injured as at first appeared. - FREES GARRETT OF BLAME. TUE UNIVERSAL CAU The Ford Coupe is essentially the motor car for physicians every" day of the year because of its up-to-dateness in every detail- large sliding windows, it is a breezy open car in fine weather and in rainy, stormy, cold weather it is closed dust-proof and water-proof with broad seat heavily upholstered, it is a most comfortable car. Equipped with' electric starting and lighting system and demountable rims with 3-inch tires, and carrying all Ford merits in economy, in operation and upkeep. Not only ideal for physicians but for salesmen, real estate men and everyone who wants a dependable two-seated car Won't you come in arid look over . the Ford Coupe? rrvj ; ' : R. H. RUST Authorized Ford Dealer. Phone 400 . UNION CITY, TENN. . Ownby-Hicks. Rev. R. M. Ownby, well known over Dunklin County by reason of having preached in- th Methodist churches of the county for the past twenty-five years, was quietly mar ried Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. ta Mrs. Sarah Hicks, relict of Z. T. Hicks, at the home of the bride in this city. A few intimate friends were invited to witness the ceremo ny, which wa3 performed by Rev. S. I. Myers,' pastor cf the Baptist CTuhch.". ' ';' As stated above, Mr. Ownby is well and favorably known over Dunklin County. His bride is also one of Dunklin's well known citizens, and the happy couple enter upon their' married life with the best rrtshes of life-lDng friends residing over "the entire county. Dunklin Democrat. Washington Girl Struck by Auto of Tennessean Will Not Prosecute. . Washington, Nov. 16. In a note to-day to Representative ..Finis J. Garrett of Tennessee, Miss Olive Schoefield, the young lady who was struck and injured a week ago tt Scott Circle by his automobilo, in forms him that her physician states tha.t ehc will be able to leave the hospital in a few days. She also as sures Mr. Garrett that "nothing in your conduct at the time of the oc currence caused me to entertain the slightest ill feeling toward you." In letter to hor physician Miss Schoe- fleid requests him to inform the proper authorities that he has no charges of any kind to make or press against Mr. Garrett. It was reported at tee time that she had sustained a double fracture of the right hip, but this proved incorrect, the young lady suffering only brui3e3 and abraoiohs. V odge Brothers MOTOR X It attracts especially those who are in clined to look for beauty combined with comfort and economy. - This is evidenced by the astonishing number of women who own and; drive Dodge Brothers 4 Door Sedan. Just received car load Dodge Brothers Cars and we invite you to call and look them over. The best carbon this market, with Rich ard Semones on the job looking after all the mechanical work. ' . ' , ' The gasoline consumption is usually low. ; , The tire mileage is unusually high. Citizens Auto Co. Phone 166 W. J. RUST,' Manager White-Walker. Mr. Sion P. White and Miss Thel- ma .Walker were quietly married at the home of R. C. Woods, Florida avenue, Sunday night by .Rev. G. W. Evans. The marriage came as a great sux- prise to Mr White's many friends in Union City, he having been employed by the Oliver Drug Store for several years. The bride is a most charming young lady with even as many sur prised friends as the groom. All of their friends wish. them hap piness and prosperity through the coming years of their lives.