Marshall & Balrd, Union City, Tenn.
Entered at the post office at Union City, Ten
nessee, as second-class mail matter.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26. 1920.
Allows Our Claim.
It is your country editor' who will
find a crumb of ccmfort it there is
one. After noting briefly some of the
casualties of the recent cyclones es
pecially those in Tennessee the Un
ion City Commercial philosophizes
. "Abe Martin says you always know
where to find Debbs. And this line
is added to notify the world of our
permanent location Obion County.
The returns tell cf no better place.
The Toters hero are the best, come a
little nearer doing it right. We hare
less, disgruntled, flat-headed, frog
footed, rattle-brained, wart-disfigured,
pot-bellied cussedness than any
county in Tennessee. Read the rec
ord. Hero it is the official count:
Cox, 4,547; Harding, 1,307. Roberts,
4,389; Taylor, 1,283."
The Commercial is right. The fig
ures above tell the story. Obion
County is a good place to lire. Let
the record of her work on. Nov. 2 be
spread abroad over Tennessee that
other counties may study and learn
to imitate her example. We tip our
Stetson to Obion County and bid her
go up head. Chattanooga News.
A Good Man. '
. The Trenton Herald-Democrat Is
interested in the fortunes of the
Democratic party in Tennessee and
suggests a new leadership in order to
revive the confidence of Democratic
voters. The suggestion carries with
it the name- of a native citizen of
Gibson County, Hon. Hillsman Tay
lor, who is in all probability equal to
the occasion and responsibility. Mr.
Taylor i3 a lawyer, a former member
of the Tennessee General Assembly
and speaker of the lower branch of
that body. . He has the qualities of
leadership and personal character,
the cpirit of patriotism and true cit
izenship, and should ho become im
pressed that his services to the party
and the groat State of Tennessee
might be useful, we do not hesitate
to indorse the good Judgment of the
But with, implicit confidence in
Mr. Taylor and his friends, we do
not accede to , the suggestion that
the vanquished Democratic, leaders
have been been discredited. On the
contrary we have an abiding faith in
the efforts of Governor Roberts to en
throne economy and business integri
ty In the administration of Tennes
see government. We believe that
tnese enons, mo perau-po cruuwij new
up in some particulars, win in a per
fected system prevail and finally re
ceive the sanction of the people of
We don't believe men have ever
been more relentlessly persecuted
than Governor Roberts. We believe
his hands, his hoart and his life are
clean! and that he was moved by un
selfish) motives.' We believe that he
was assaulted by men who either
knew they were making false state
ments or wilfully circulated un
We believo in Democracy, but
there w'll be no Democracy which is
not honorable, open and fair.
Governor Roberts was moved by
a sense of duty and his political life
was sacrificed. We trust another
may take his place who has a con
science to guide, and do not hesitate
to accept Mr. Taylor's leadership.
Mrs. T. P. Palmer has returned
from a visit to relatives and friends
in Memphis, Sledge, Miss., Cotton
Plant, Hebcr Springs and Little
Rpck, Ark. At the latter place she
attended the wedding of her son,
Ensign K. W. Palmer, which appears
in another place In tho paper. Our
good friend is now at home in Rives
and we opine will be heard from reg
ularly in tho columns of the paper.
Whatever The Commercial has been
there has never been a time when it
could boast of a more wholesome in
fluence nor a truer ideal in local
Journalism than that of its Rives
Ciimo drives are raging in almost
every city in tho United States. One
thousand arrests were made in Chi
cago Saturday and Sunday. Maybe
someone thinks Governor Roberta
made a mistake in having the Legis
lature pass a State police law. : They
may have another thought coming
before this thing is over. It looks
now like Tennessee is to be congrat
ulated in having this law. Obion
County is fortunato in having loca
ted in Union City one of the com
panies of the State guard (or police),
-and. these men will be ready when
the crime drive begins here.
Col. Ferd Thomasson, of St. Pe
tersburg, Fla., was mingling with
Union City friends the first of the
week. He "had beenon a business
trip west and stopped here for a
short visit, He is president of a mil-
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and Js prospering. Ho looks it, too;
well and hearty. Friends here were
glad to see him. . '
. EZMEDY FOE DIYOECE,
Knoxville, Nov. 19. "Tennessee's
marriage laws should be changed,"
declared Dr. Theodore W. Glocker,
professor of economics and sociology
at the University of Tennessee, in an
address to the Southern Association
of College Women here. "If we are
to remedy the divorce laws, it seems
to me that better attack the mar
riage laws first," he said. "In Ten
nessee a girl of twelve can be legally
married. A boy of fourteen can be
legally married. The ages should be
at least sixteen for the girl and eigh
teen for the boy. Eighteen is the
age of consent for both parents.
Many marriages,' that later end -in
tho divorce courts, are too hasty.
"I am in favor of the old English
custom of having the names bup-
lished at least five days before the
ceremony so that the parents can be
given a chance to know of the Inten
tions of their children, in case they
do not know of it, "and so that peo
ple who have any objection to the
marriage may have time in whfch to
say so. In Tennessee it is possible
for only one of the contracting par
ties to secure the license. Both par
ties should be. made to appear for the
license. Marriage of persona who
are venercally diseased should be re
stricted by law. A few S'ates have
passed such laws, but they have met
with only moderate success. If they
are to be successful, a county physi
cian would have to be employed, as
it has been found that it is a very
easy matter to secure a doctor's cer
tificate permitting marriage."
Dr. Glocker also spoke of con
structive legislation for the protec
tion of illegitimate children, Baying
that the present laws were designed
more for the protection of the State
than that of the children.
U. S. Amy News.
Under the hurry-up telegraphic
orders sent out by tho War Depart
ment on November 9, all recruits
who now enlist in the Army for a
course in farming will bo sent to the
Vocational School of Agriculture at
Camp Travis, Texas, unless the sol
dier desires otherwise. The famous
Second Division, affectionately
known aa the "Indian Heads,"
which saved Paris by stopping the
Hun along the Paris-Metz road at
Belleau Wood and Vaux, is on duty
there. The telegrams directed that
this division bo recruited to full
The agricultural school main
tained by the Second Division are a-
mong the best-equipped in the army
Courses are provided in horticulture,
agronomy, dairying and animal hus
bandry, and a fine irrigated farm has
been bought, where soldier students
may be turned into scientific farmers.
The course in horticulture includes
theoretical and practical work in the
growth of fruits, flowers and orna
mental ohrubbery. In agronomy the
student takes up tho study of soils,
with special reference to irrigating
agriculture. Great artesian wells
supply the water necessary.
Instruction in dairy husbandry in
cludes types and breeds of dairy cat
tle. Practical work is given in Judg
ing stock, and visits are made by the
soldiers to famous cattle farms near
by. The school farm also provides
practical work In animal husbandry.
To the average farmer it may seem
strange that Uncle Sam's soldiers are
engaged in making the desert bloom.
But this is exactly what they are do
ing. Adjacent to the great military
reservation is a 400-acre farm, under
the supervision of George G. Snow,
who come3 from Mississippi Agricul
tural and Mechanical College, where
he taught for twelve years. Assist
ing Mr. Snow is Joel I. McGregor,
former dairy specialist for the Hous
ton Chamber of Commerce, in charge
of the department of animal husban
dry. Quoting Major General P. C. Har
ris, the Adjutant General of the Ar
my: "The aim of the school 13 to give
each soldier in the army as thorough
and practical an education as he is
willing to accept; to give' him In
struction in 'any subject that he de
sires to take; and so to arrange the
courses and hours of instruction that
his military duties will not be
I'm worth $10.00. ' .
Cut me out and take me home.
WEHMAJTS HARDWARE STORE.
Ma'onee Music Club.
The Matinee Music Club met Sat
urday afternoon with Mis3 Pauline
Barney, splendid attendance symbol
izing the club interest. Mrs. Dean
Keiser led the lesson, a continued
study 'of the musical atmosphere of
the Scandinavian country.
Prominent among the list of those
who created this atmocphere stands
the name of the Norwegian violinist,
Ole Bull. A man of patriotism, who
gave to the world, through the
strings of his violin a message of
the Norse life a life rich In noble
ideals and sesthetic understanding.
Longfellow's description of the
"Norse Ole" in "Tales of a Wayside
"The angel with the violin
Who lived in that ideal world
Whose language is not speech, but
Around him evermore the throng
Of elves and sprites, their dances
The Stromkarl sang, the cataract
It3 headlong waters from the height
and when he played the
Was filled with magic, and the ear,
Caught echoes from-the Harp of
is an American appreciation of, and
a tribute to the great master.
Jenny LInd and Christine Nllsson,
fair daughters of Sweden, also de
serve honorable mention in the mu
sical roll call. Their work in cre
ating and sustaining the national
spirit of music has been an inspira
tion to those who have followed af
"To Spring" (Grieg), Mlsa Adams.
"My Laddie" (Thayer), Miss Bar
"Impromptu" (Schubert), Miss
"Crescendo" (Per Lasson), Mrs.
"I Love Thee" (Grieg), Mrs. Rei
ser. "Marche Mlgnonno" (Poldinl),
"Valse" (Chopin), Mrs. Cunning
ham. "Staccato Etude" (Friml), Miss
At the close of the program re
freshments were served by the host
Brought Here for Burial.
Mabry R. Cutler died at tho fam
ily home at Blythcville, Ark., Wed
nesday, Nov. 17, 1920, and the body,
accompanied by A. P. Cutler, father,
and P. Hal, D. M. and Hammond,
brothere, arrived here Friday and
was interred at East View, Rev. W.
B. Cunningham conducting a service
at the grave.
Mr. Cutler wa-.i born here and grew
to manhood In and near Union City.
He was married about ten years ago
to Miss Mary Noah and they had one
son, Marvin. Wife and son died. in
Mr. Cutler when a young man pro
fessed religion and Joined the Cum
berland Presbyterian Church In this
city. Ho was an industrious man
and good citizen and had many
friends here at his old homo who re
gretted to learn of his death.
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When your blood is good, full of
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OFFICE PHONE 99
UNION CITY, TENN.
and often creates unusual needs, which
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
Cobb's Corner Drug Store
Our Motto: "Service."
Is unusually fine these cool days. Our
Pork Sausage is absolutely all pork, seasoned
to suit the popular taste. It is making its own
reputation by its goodness.
Reynolds Packing Company
The Best in Things to Eat.
The Oldest, Newest, Neatest, Clean
est, Most Sanitary, Up-to-date
Grocery and Meat Market in Union
City for Everything and Everybody.
' We handle several standard brand groceries, and two of
the very best Richelieu and American Lady.
All the specialties in meats Beef,
Pork, Veal and Lamb.
If you eat, just let us send it to you. If you don't feel
like eating, come to the store and get hungry.
WE KEEP 'EM, WE SELL 'EM.
Everything in" Eats at
Great Convenience Small Cost
w u w 4M. transact uumiicjs is iukcijr w uc
ri T always present.
This class of toll service
rates than the person to person service.
AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY
J. L RAN SON, JR.
432 AND 32
Business concerns and traveling
men using STATION TO
STATION long distance service
to great advantage in reaching
branch managers and the home
office, where some one who can
A i : :
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Rubber Tiring and
ALL WORK -'.
Buy and Sell Rubber Tire
Cor. Main and Third Streets
THE MILLING HOSPITAL
A Modern Surgical Institution.
Competent Trained Nurte
DR. W. A. NAUJJNG Chief Surgeoa
Union Qty, Tenn. Both Phone 41.
. . ( Cumberland 461
Telephones: J 262
Dr. C. E. Upchurch
Over Mr. Aran's Millinery Store '
Union City, : : : Tenn.
Modern V terinary Hospital
E. W. Y0UN6BLO0D, D. Y. M.
Calls answered promptly. Both phones.
Dr. W. J. Jones
Union City, Tenn.
1074 Church St. Cumb. Phone 214-J
LETTING OF CONTRACT.
In the matter of Cypress Creek Drain
age District oi Weakley and Obion
Counties, Tennessee. Pending in
the County Court of Obion County,
The undersigned Directors in the
matter of Cypress Creek Drainage
District of Weakley and Obion Coun
ties, Tennessee, pursuant to a reso
lution of said Board of Directors, ap
proved by the Court, hereby give no
tice of the letting of the contracts on
Saturday, the 4th day of December,
1920, for the clearing of the right of
way and the construction of the ca
nal or ditch, as provided by the de
crees and orders of the Court in this
cause in accordance with Chapter
185 of the Acts of the General As
sembly of 1909 and the amendments
thereto. Said drainage District be
gins at a point in the South line of
tho right of way of the Nashville,
Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad
Company and in tho West line of the
high water or overflow line of said
Cypress Creek, in Weakley County,
thence southwostwardly crossing the
line hetween Obion and Weakley
Counties to the North side of the
Obion River, immediately east of the
right of way of the Mobile and Ohio
Railroad where Cypress Creek empties
Into the said Obion River, thence with
the North side of said Obion River,
in an eastwardly direction to the east
side of said Cypress Creek valley,
thence northeastwardly with the
high water or overflow line of the
East side of said Cypres3 Creek val
ley crossing tho lino between Obion
and Weakloy Counties to a point on
the South side of tho right of way of
tho said Naslivllle, Cfattanooga ana
St. Louis Railroad Company and on
the East side of said Cypress Creek
valley, thence westwardly with the
South side of said Nashville, Chatta
nooga and St. Louis Railroad Com
pany's right of way across said Cy
press Creek valley to the point of be
ginning. Said Drainage District ex
tends southwestwardly following the
general course qf said Cypress Creek
valley, which includes the water
soaked lands embraced in the En
gineer's report filed in this cause
that are benefited by the improve
ment proposed in tne proceedings in
Rnirt ronst ruction is a one boat
Job and will be let as a whole, and
the estimated yardage is dz&,u&4
cu. yds. The maps and profiles are
nn Ala with the Countv Court Clerk
and can be inspected by prospective
bidders. Bids must be niea wun me
County Judge of Obion County, Ten
nessee, by ten o'clock a.m. on Saturn
day, December 4, 1920, accompanied
with a certified check for the sum
of three thousand dollars to be held
pending the acceptance of the con
struction bond of the successful bid-
A tha tr tli. xlaarlne' nf tha
right of way must be filed In the
same manner as the bids for the
construction contract and must be
accompanied with a certified cheek
for the sum of six hundred dollars
to be held pending the acceptance of
bond of the successful bidder for the
contract for clearing said right of
way. Bidding1 may be mado on the
construction of the canal or ditch
and the clearing of the right of way
as a whole in the same manner as
above set out. Said work will be let
to the lowest responsible bidder and
the right is reserved to reject any
and all bids.
This November 5, 1920.
, J. B. WADDELL,
County Judge and Chairman.
J. A. SMALLY, ,
U. O. PARRISH,
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