DR.E. M. LONG
' " DENTIST
Orer Wehman's Hardware Store
, Union City, Tena.
Office 144; ' Reaidence 595-J
DR. E. M. LONG
Over Wchmin'i Hardware Store
Union City, Tena.
, Office 1 44. Residence 595-J
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UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3,1920.
VOL. 29, NO. 37
Untofl CiU Commercial. e.Utolihfd 1890 I couud September
u. TmnMM Courier, eatablished 1897
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IMESCKOBL TAX WANTED
Conference Meeting and Becommen-
. dations for Legislation.
Committees representing the Blast,
- Middle and West Tennessee Divisions
of tb CommUtee of One Hundre'd,
appointed by the State Citizens' Con
ference on Education, met In Nash
ille a few days ago and adopted the
. following program of school legisla
tion to be presented to the General
1. That the coming General As
sembly be requested to memorialize
Congress for the passage of: the
Smith-Towner Bill now pending, and
' -to take such legislative action as will
qualify Tennessee to share in Its pro-
1. To o amend Chapter III, Acts
f If 19, known as the Ec elementary
- achool Ux law, by making tho fol
. lnwtnr nrovlslon in regard to one-
; third of said tax: -
" One third a special equalization
i fund, for rural schools in counties
having less than 140 days. No coun
ty shall be entitled to share in the
distribution of this fund until such
' countty shall have levied a tax for
' nlementarv schools ' equal to that
: levied by said county in 1919-20
provided, that no county shall share
in said fund unless it provide
; school term of six months.
. 3. To amend the Certification
Law, Chapter 40, Acts 1913, by re
Quiring applicants for teachers' cer
tlficates the following qualifications
for eligibility to the examination for
For Elementary Certificates: After
July 1, 1922, the completion of one
year of high school work. After July
1, 1923, the completion of two years
; of high school work. After July
J . 1924, the completion of three years
of high school work. After July
1925, the completion of four years
' of high school work.
" . For High School Certificates:
After July 1, 1922, completion of
a four-vear high school course. After
July f, 1923, completion of at least
ono year of college or normal school
work. After July 1, 1924, completion
of at least two ycara of college or
normal school work
, . Provided, that this amendment
is" not. to be construed as interfering
with any certificate now in force, or
- to exclude applicants for certificates
from tho examination In any county
where high .school opportunities for
qualifying as above are not avail
. 4. A bill to provide one-half mill
tax, the proceeds of the same to be
distributed as follows: -
$400 each year to a county, for
each university or noraml school
8200 each yonr to a county for
- ' each high1 school graduate employed.
' $100 each year to a county for
each teacher holding a first grade
certificate, not Included in the first
two classes, mentioned abovo
Provldod, if la any year, the fund
arising from thi3 tax is not sufficient
for the distribution as provided
' above, the Stato Superintendent' shall
make a proportionate distribution.
- 5. To amend the laws in regard to
county boards of education, by pro
viding in each county one board of
(- education to havo control of all
schools, ' elementary and high; said
board to be composed of seven mem-
hers, two from tho county at large
and one from eachof tho five school
. diatrlcts to be elected byv the county
court,' one each year for a term of
' seven years," Providing also for the
County Superintendent to be, ex of-
ficlo, secretary of the board.
6. To amend tho laws relative to
( 1 ) By providing for " their elec
tion by the county boards, as above
constituted, and to make their term
.' of office four years. -.-.'
? (2) By guaranteeing a minimum
I salary of 11500, of which $750 is to
N, be paid by the State. . "
p (3) By requiring.of all applicants
for the position certificates granted
ffby the State Board of Education:
3- a) Without examination on the
PLiame conditions as required for the
class professional high school
(b) With examination to persons
aavtng completed two years of col
lege or normal school work.
Provided, that nothing In such
legislation shall bo 'construed as re
voking any certificate qualifying for
the position of County Superintend
ent now in force. "
:" HARRY S. BERRY,
" - Chairman.
' J. W. BRISTER ; ..
- Secretary. -
, ANNOUNCE EICE CUTS
Would Sell Spring Stocks and Keep
St. Loui3, Dec 1. Further re
ductions in the wholesale prices of
certain styles of shoes will be an
nounced by two local shoe dealers.
A general reduction of 10 per cent
wa3 made by the McElroy-Sloan Shoe
Company, officials of that firm said.
The Brown Shoe Company had an
nounced that men's calfskins were re
duced from $7.50 to $5.60, enabling ?
retail reduction from $11 and $12 to
$8. Women'acalfskins, the announce
ment added, were cut from $ 6 to
$4.60 enabling the retail prices to de
cline from $8 to $6 or$6.60. Work
men's shoes were cut to $2.90 from
$3.85, which ,it was said, would al
low the retail, price to fall from $6
to $4. ; ' ' .
The plan Is ta. keep factories oper
ating by retailers making immediate
purchases for spring trade. With fac
tories working, employes would have
wages to purchase merchandise,
thorehv benefiting the retailers, it
FIX COAL PRICE.
Special Session Kentucky Legislature
Called for in Petition.
A petition with hundreds of names
forwarded to Gov. Edwin P. Morrow
requests him to call a special session
of the Kentucky legislature ru? tne
purpose of regulating coal prices
tnrougnoui me oiaie.
The petition states that the signa
orles arc aware that a special session
of tho legislature would be expensive
to tho S tate, but the coal prices now
being charged are r.n even higher
price, and that the price of coal In
West Kentucky 'is tut 6f proportion
to tho cost of production. The pe
tition stated that coal is a necessity
in all homes throughout the winter
months and that it3 price and its dls
tribut ion demand reasonable regula
tion at tho bands of the State.
Ti c petition asks that the governor
call the assembly in special session
for the purpose of enacting a law
authorizing an appointment of a
commission, along lines reecntly pur
sued by the Stato of Indiana, with
full authority to regulate the pro
duction and sale of coal and to fix
tho maximum price at the mines and
by retail at the yards, and to prohibit
shipping of ccal out of the State until
local demands havo been JuPtifled.
At tho yards of local dealers coal
is relling at a prlco of $12.50 por ton,
and dealers say they are not making
moro profit than i3 Justly due them.
-Hickman Courier. -; ,
The residence of Dr. and Mrs. T. P.
Palmer in Rives, formerly the Thorne
home, was destroyed by nre on tne
morning of the 234 ult. Fire broke
out about 10 o'clock. The warning
ras given by the. whistle of a passing
engine. The names were alreaay
leantne from the front before Mrs.
Palmer,- who was at home in her
roar.i, was aware of the fire. The
nieihr,vB gathered, but before heln
was available the house and contents
were In the wake of destruction. The
property was partially covered hy in
surance. We tender our good friends
our sincorest sympathy in this great
loss. , i' "' : ' 4 ' 1 ' 1 ' ;
t Pecan Crop FailuVe.
Hickman; Ky., Nov. 28. The pe-
ca i crop In this Eectlcn Is almost a
Mure. It is generally a very large
no, and while It Is an uncultivated
crop, in fact, an unnoticed crop until
,ko nut season comes around, it Is
very often a very lucrative one for
those who possess any trees at all.
The shipments from Hickman are
generally very largo each fall. Hick
ory nuts and walnut3 arc plentiful.
"Dollar Wheat" Is Predicted.
Pratt, Kan., Nov. 23. "Dollar
wheat" was predicted here to-day by
D. Frisbie, manager of the Pratt
Flour Mill. ' . ; '
, "We might as well face the mu
sic," Frisbie said. "There is no need
to hide tho truth. - Wheat is bound
to do down and I believe it will touch
the dollar mark." - : ' I
Wheat touched a new low 1 level
In Southwestern Kansas 'when the
Pratt market was quoted at-$1.30.
Iuka, six miles from here had $1.25
wheat , , .
AGRICULTURE I'l TENNESSEE
Agricultural and Home Demonstra
tion Agents Hold Annual Meeting. ;
All county agricultural and. home
demonstration agents and other agri
cultural extension workers of Ten
nessee held their sixth annual con
ference at the University of Tennes
seo November 22 to 27. In ell, more
than 100 of theso "preachers" for
better farming and better homes In
Tennessee ''were In attendance A
splendid program, Including lectures
demonstrations, and laboratory work
was carrie i out. . Speakers from the
United States Department of Agri
culture, other universities . and the
to-iching staff of the University of
Tennessee addreosel the agents, giv
ing them new ideas and a broader
vision of their work which will no
doubt result In much benefit to the
(arm people of the State as ' the
agents will put many of the ideas in
to practice during the coming year.
The object cf this annual confer
ence is to bring the agents together
in a body, "jrcview the general prog
ress of tho work during the past year
and formulate plan3 of work for the
coming year, to familiarize them
with new methods and experimental
discoveries; to discuss questions that
affect the general welfare of the
work and to stimulato unity of effort
in carrying out the program of the
Division of Extension for the devel
opmcnt of agriculture and rural life
Reports from tho agents from all
parts of the State" indicato that 1920
has been a mcst successful one for
the , work.- These reports show that
they have been of groat service to
the farmers and the farm women in
many, different ways. In perform
ing their duties they traveled thou
sands of miles and reached in one
way or -another a half million peo
ple. They distributed more than
100,000 "bulletins of the United
States department of Agriculture and
the Division of Extension. Thousands
of farmers were influenced to im
prove their methods of farming and
to increase the fertility of their
farms,' whiqh resulted in increased
yields and profits. A greater inter
est in purebred livestock, especially
in purebred sires, was created and re
sulted in purebreds replacing the
scrub in scores of counties. They al
so helped the farmers to market co
operatively thousands of dollars
worth of farm products, at better
prices than they would have received
of the more noticeable effects
on farmers, homes and family as re
sulting from the work of agents, is
the building jpf better' homes and
barns; breeding of better livestock;
attendance at fairs,? short courses
and farmers conventions; taking of
more papers and magazines, purchas
ing of automobiles, Improving roads,
instaling water" and light systems
and other . modern conveniences In
the home,; and the providig of home
. While in Knoxville several . social
events were held for the visiting
agents. , On Monday night they were
entertained at Tennessee Hall by the
AgiicuUiiral and Homo Economics
clubs of the university. Tuesday
night was university night, which
was a get-acquainted meeting of the
university faculty, and the agents.
Wednesday night' the' East Tennes
see Division j Fair , Association gave
the agents a banquet at the Business
Mens' Club. Thursday they attended
the football game between the Uni
versity of Tennessee and the Univer
sity of Kentucky and on Friday night
the regular annual banquet for ex
tions workers was given at the Whit
tle Springs Hotel. While more of the
agents left Saturday night for; their
home3 in the various counties, , a
number remained over to Sunday and
accompanied a delegation, of East
Tennessee livestock breeders and
others to the International Livestock
Exposition at Chicago which opened
Monday. ' ; -'..'
A flno report from Master Faris
Smith.' twelve-year-old son of "Mr.
and Mrs. L, A. Smith, of the vicinity
of Troy, was given last week to his
former teacher, MrT J. E. Cox. It
wna tn thn effect that the vouner man
had cu'tivated and produced 65
bushels and 16 pcunaa oi-corn on a
slnglo acre of ground. Some farmer,
that is, and a great man ho maybe If
thfa Tur.rb nrr?refiHea as he fcrows to
manhood and to middle age. Good
for Faris. . . - 1
RIVES HIGH SCHOOL NOlES.
. The tvc 'lays allowed for the
Thanksgiving holidays were enjoyed
by all. ; '; ' . " '-
' Tho Rives basket ball team was
victcrious la two games with! Mason
Ht 11 last week cno at Rives on
Wednesday, the other at Mason Hall
E. W. Stovall and Bruce Hooper
were enrolled la pchocl Monday.
Miso Helen Harris was. absent
from School Monday.
.. Tho boya are to play a match game
oi basket ball at Kenton Saturday.
The high school pupils enjored the
quarterly examinations very much
The pupils of th3 intermediate de
partment have bought a new basket
ball nnd are practicing daily.
Miss Ruby Skllen epest the week
end with her parents. Dr. and Mrs.
A. J. Skilet., at Kenton. .
Dennis and Oliver Catcs were ab
sent from school Monday and Tues
Uy. - ' - v.
The programmo given in Chapel
Wednesday morning was very Inter
esting On account of the ccld weather,
the school pfcuto was postponed."
A play Is to bo given by the prpils
before the Christmas holidays.
Lltle Miss Bonita Woody waB ab
sent from scl'.col Mcnday.
Thu literary society is to meet Fri
day. Public cordially invited.
Wji are glad that Mis? May Hauser,
who has beonout of school for some
time on account of illness. Is reportad
to be very mutf: better.
A little bird has told in that wed
1'ng bells are ringing for ons of our
f.irmr teachers. ' .
WADE MOSS, Chairman.
She Thought Twice.
. Jane had been into the Jam and
her mother had suggested that she
think twice before doing wrong
After tho second offense she was
asked if she remembered Uie advice
which had been given her. '
"Certainly, mother," she replied,
"I did think twice. First t thought
I wouldn't, and then I thought I
He hated having his photograph
taken, but his wife indirectly had
forced him to undergo the much
dreaded ordeal. When she saw the
photograph she cr'ed out In horror.
"Oh, George: you have omy one but
ton on your coat!"
He "Thank Heaven, you've no
ticed it at last. That's why I had
the photograph taken. Pearson's
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 rims with 3H-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 clone 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. V -;
".-.'' '-'.-j.V,r e. h. rust ; ; ;-V: .'
:' :'''" J, J Authorized Ford Dealer. Phone 400 V. "
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CHRISTM AS LIST.
YOUR Greeting Card list for Christmas this year
: will include not only the friends you are going
' to remember with a greeting Card, but those for
whom you will be buying gifts as well, for don't forget
that you will need another card to tuck into each pack
age that you send.
A Greeting Card faring your name adds the com
pleting touch to graceful giving.
Get these all checked off as soon as you can . by buy
ing here early. Then you can begin to worry about your
Cobb's Corner Drug Store
, Union City, Tenn.
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WHY NOT GIVE SOMETHING USEFUL FOR A CHRIST
WOMEN LIKE TO GET SILVERWARE OR A CARVING
SET. A NEW SHAVING OUTFIT, OR A FINE POCKET KNIFE.
PLEASES A MAN OR A BOY.
WE HAVE SUITABLE CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR ALL OF
YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. IT DOES NOT TAKE A
nunir cu r rtv momitv to
OUR HARDWARE WEARS.
Boyf and Girls, save these Yellow Kid Ads.
On December 24, we will give to the boy and girl under twelve years of age
having the largest number of these ads, one
them all out and bring them to our store on
TUE UNIVERSAL CAR
- .UNION CITY,
SUBPIVl&IOM M U
A STORE FULL
mrv vnilR filFTS FROM US.
$10.00 rifle and one $10.00 doll. Cut
December 20th. f t .
OF THE MAJESTIC RANGE.
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