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DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Over Wehman'a Hardware Store Union City, Tenn. Telephones Office 144, Residence DR. E M. LONG DENTIST x Oyer Wehman'a Hardware Store Union City, Tenn. Telelphonea Office 144; Residence 595-J CIAL Union City Commercial, established 18V0 j Congolidated September 1.1897 West Tennessee Conner, established 1897 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1921. VOL. 29, NO. 49 THE LEGISLATURE FIRST HALF SESSION May Not Be Able to Override Veto of Interest Bill. Members of the Sixty-second Gen eral Assembly of the State of Ten nessee have In the main made a very commendable record in the first half of the session of 192U The repeal of the cigarette law, which may not be received vith unanimous appro val, is a means of increasing tie rev enues, while the cutting oft of the re cess Junketing committees is a real savins of money to the State. It seems that this was principally the work of the Senate. The House wanted seven members for each com mlttee and Senate five. The House disagreed and sent the bill back, to the Senate. The Senate not only de clined to entertain the proposition but adjourned without action and the House had to do the same thing That removed an old eyesore from the legislative proceedings. ASSESSMENT ACT. During the session of the Legisla ture many acts were placed on the statute books and many measures which were not thought best were killed. Among the measures passed which: will prove popular was an act calling for a revision of all property in Tennessee at its present value and not at inflated values of 1920. A law was also passed which postpones the payments of all taxes until May 1 This act Was done for the benefit of the farmers of the State and will prove of much value to them. The repeal of the dog law by the House has caused a great deal of comment but those who know how and under what conditions it was repealed fa vor the movement. It was agreed hi the House that the law be repealed as to the State and then any county wanting the law could introduce a lo cal bill making it apply to his coun ty. However, the bill calling for the - repeal of the dog law has never yet passed the Senate but will come up following the recess. 'HOUSE DIDN'T HAVE CHANCE. Two important bills which were killed in the Senate and which the House never had a chance at were the bill to abolish pool rooms and thu killing of the Graham-Bratton Sunday law. However, the followers of the Graham-Bratton bill claim that their bill has not yet been killed and they will bring it up in the House and pass it and then bring up the legal question charging that Speaker pro tem Bryan's ruling on the bill In the Senato was incorrect. It is claimed by followers of the bill that in tho event the bill gets back to the Senate Mr. Speaker Bond's ruling will be different from Mr. Bryan's. I Now that the first half of the ses sion Is behind them members of both houses have turned their attention to Important legislation which will como up after the recess. 8 PER CENT INTEREST. The most important of this will be tho 8 per cent bill which wa3 passed by both houses but was vetoed by Gov. Taylor. Exponents of this bill claim that the lew is suchi a good one it will pass over the Governor's veto and that Uncle Alf was merely play ing politics when he vetoed it. Those opposed to the bUl claim it will never pass over tho Governor's veto and in this they will be Joined by some Democrats. Anyhow it is a serious question as to whether this act will ever become a law. Another act which 'passed both houses and wac vetoed by the Gov- . ernor is the law providing for an ad ditional expense for the A ttorncy- , General. There are many who think this can be passed over the veto while . others claim that the bill will be killed in the Houso for the reason it jf that body gets another whack at it it will be killed sure. PRIMARY LAW. The bill pending which will cause the biggest fight of all in the Legis lature will be the attempt to repeal the primary law. It is known that only politicians and political cliques favor the abolishment of thla law, for it means they can return to the old riot conventions. Tho repeal of the primary would be a direct slap at the woman vote and would mean the disfranchisement of every woman voter in Tennessee. Politicians who champion the repeal of the primary law will in the future have hard sled ding with the woman vote of the Strte. The bill, it is thought here, will fall of passage and it is the con census of opinion that It should. PUBLIC UTILITIES. The other-lews, which, it is stated, contributed largely to the defeat of Gov. Roberts and which will come up fir repeal after the recess are the public utilities lew and the State Po lice bill. There is talk of an amend ment to the public utilities law, but this will meet with opposition and a concerted effort will be mado to re peal the law outright. Tho police bill will also be repealed, but it will take a hard fight. ""An unusual feature of the present Legislature is that the speakers are not the sole leaders of the respective bodies. While both speakers are working in complete harmony with the members there is a coterie of members in both houses which wield equally as strong an influence as the speaker. From iniications so far ob served it looks as if the members are doing Just as much work as the re spactive speakers. GUBERNATORIAL TIMBER. There has been quite an array of gubernatorial candidates brought to the front during the session and oth ers may bob up later on. It is a known fact that Mr. Speaker Todd Is a candidate for Governor and is daily building up his fences, but it is often shown in the House that he cannot lead his body as he pleases, and he has during the past session been defeated about as many times as he has suc ceeded. It is stated that following the recess the House will be even more independent than it now is. PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES. Besides Speaker Todd the prospect ive candidates for Governor are Har vey Hannah1, who has already an nounced; Bate Bond, brother of Speaker Bond and present State Elec tion Commissioner; John Neil, Aus tin Peay and many others. The race promises to ba anybody's when it be gins, although the name of Austin Peay is heard more than any other. MRS. J. PARKS WORLEY. The appearance in the Senate of Mrs. J. Park3 Worley is attracting much attention and the first' woman UNITED STATES HAS' FINANCIAL PROBLEM Financial Authorities Oppose Fre- linghnysen's Bond Plan. National debt . ... $24,000,000,000 Due by May, 1923 . Expenses, 2 years. 7,500,000,000 10,000,000,000 BUST OF PRESIDENT PRESENTED BY GLASS C. H. S. Class of 1920 to the City Schools. Revenues, 2 years. Shortage In sight. , Washington, Feb. 9,000.000,000 8,500,000,000 14. Financial authorities are generally opposed to the Frelinghuysen bill, which pro' vides for an issue of 50-year non-tax able refunding bonds to the amount of $25,000,000,000, bearing 3 per cent interest. These bonds would refund the en tire public debt, but men like R. C. Leffingvell, until recently Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, say to en act it "would be a financial calamity of the first magnitude." This is how Uncle Sam stands, fi nancially, to-day. The public debt on January 1, 1921, was $24,000,000,000, possibly a tenth of the nation's wealth. Nearly one-third of this amount must be paid cr refinanced between now and May 23, 1923. Thi3 is di vided as follows: Treasury certifi cates, issued in anticipation of tax collections, $2,500,000,000; war sav ings certificates, $750,000,000; Vic tory loan bonds, $4,250,000,000. Then the current expenses of the Government, fcr the next two years, will run about $10,000,000,000 $5,000,000,000 a year. That brings a total of $17,500,- 000,000 to be taken care. of in two years through taxes or benda. There is a possibility that Con gress might cut the current expenses for two years down to a billion dol lars. That would leave up to Congress, acting on advice of the Secretary of the Treasury, the Job of cleaning up $16,500,000,000. . Assuming that the new taxation legislation brings in $4,500,000,000 a year for current expenses, there would bo the $7,500,000,000 of ma turities left plus a billion, if the economy plan fizzles out. Here's the real sticker: How can Congress square the country's debts with the least disturbance to the fi nancial economy of the nation. young man, he lived here for over leirislator south of the Ohio River isJ half a century. Mr. Hertwlck was a covering herself withi glory. Mrs. Worley says she is merely trying to carry out the promises and wishes of her late husband, Senator J. Parks Worley. Sho recently passed five bills which will be of material help to her constituency. Mrs. Worley says that the thing that helps her most in her new life is the fact that her hus band confided in, her and explained all his plans at all times to her and that sho is familiar with his wishes and desires and kept as well posted on politics as he did. The only com ment Mrs. Worley has mado is that ler new work is wonderful and the members of the Legislature have been lovely to her. BACK TAX PROBE. The most important thing which now confronts the people of the State is the investigation of the back tax system in Tennessee. barely passed in that body before. There are others who argue that now tho bill calling for an increase in the various Judges' salaries has been kill ed,, if the Judges were refused a raise then the attorneys general should be treated the same. Another bill which was vetoed by the Governor and which" veto was sustained was the appropriation of $2000 for Adjt.-Gen. Sweeney for services rendered as head of the State Police. Another law which passed both houses but which will receive the Governor's veto, is the one rais ing the salary of the Superintendent of Banks and his. examiners. This measure barely passed the House and TO ALL AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK OWNERS IN OBION COUNTY Your attention has been called to the law in regard to the automobile tax in the State of Tennessee, by the County Court Clerk, in a former no tice. I therefore wish to call your attention to the fact that said law will be enforced as to both numbers of the 1921 series after March 1st, 1921. J. W. CHERRY, Sheriff. Death of Otto Hertwick. Hickman, Ky Feb. 17. Otto Hertwlck, 84, formerly resident of this city, died on the night of the 16th inst. at St. Mary's Hospital at Cairo, 111. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis. For the past few years he had resided with his daugh ter, Mrs. John Ford, In Cairo, but, locating in Hickman when quite a wagon maker by trade, and for many years was a member of the manufac turing firm of Hertwick-Baltzer & Co., who sold wagons all over West ern Kentucky and Tennessee.. At one time there was hardly any other kind used in this section except a Hick man wagon. Funeral services were held over pending the arrival of Mrs. Ford from California. Mr. Hertwick is survived by his three daughters, Mrs. Ford, of Cairo, Mrs. Percy Jones, of Hickman, and Mrs. Ida Goldberg, of Circleville, Ohio, and four sons, Arch and Ben Hertwick, of Hickman, Roy Hertwick, of Mem phis, and Harry Hertwlck, of Okla homa. Burial took place at the City Cemetery. FARMERS FIND CO-OPERATION LEADS TO BETTER MARKETS ATTENTION, MR. FARMER Ever have any trouble with your gas engine or tractor. Now is the lime to have them overhauled. Phone No. 20. Crowell Motor Co., on Main street. Experience has shown that farm ers' co-operative marketing associa tions, organized along sound business lines and with a sufficient volume of business, will offer a regular, de pendable service to producers, say specialists of the Division of Exten sion, University of Tennessee. Im possible results must not be expected, but producers, by organizing, can ac complish much that as individuals they could not undertake, as has been proven by a number of associa tions in many counties of Tennessee. Co-operative marketing associa tions can assist in standardizing prod ucts, in improving grading and pack ing, in furnishing storage facilities, in gathering and using crop informa tion and in locating new markets. A marketing association can do much more advertising than a single pro ducer could afford and it can buy farm supplies at quantity prices for its memebrrs. A very interesting entertainment was held at the Central High School building last Monday afternoon. It was a special occasion on which the U. C. H. S. class of 1920 had ar ranged to present to the school a bust of President Wilson. This bust is a very fine work reproduced from the celebrated sculptor who made the original. Quite a number of the friends of the class were present and the ex ercises were appropriate and especial ly significant of the attachment which binds the student to the alma mater. The superintendent, Mr. Ranck, had invited a number of special friends to be present. Miss Adele Allen, who has senior English, was in charge of the program and it was indeed a charming bit of choice selec tions, e "The Star Spangled Banner" was tho opening number, and the 'un veiling took place as the chorus sang "Lest We Forget." Miss Marie Sclmldt unveiled the bust, which was draped with an American flag. The presentation was made by Miss Louise Alexander, who was par ticularly . earnest and delightfully happy in her address to the superin tendent and the school. Mrs. Chas. Keiser responded in a most inspiring manner, one or the oest addresses ever heard there. A song, "Carry Me Back to Old Vir ginny," was the next offering by the chorus. Miss Sara Pickard was heard in the reading of the "Happy Warrior." Then a song, "God of the Nations," BIG SNOW STORM HERE LAST SATURDAY Blizzard rages all day and . ground is covered with snow to an average depth of eight inches or more. by the chorus. Next was an old Vir ginia Reel. Addresses were made by President of the Board of Education, Dr. G. H. Niles, and J. M. Brlce, and tho clos ing number was "Dixie," -by the school. The class is as follows: Louise Alexander, Camilla Bruer, Mary Butler, Maxie Horner, Hojie Jordan, Imogene Jones, Martha Mc Alister, Gladys McCord, Iris Mc Corkle, Esther Moore, Mary Hill Mo- sier, Doris Niles, Marie Schmidt, Sara Spradlin, .Elsie Stone, Mary Lee Stone, Lurline Wilkerson, Millard Carmine, J. F. Posey, Nelle Dahnke. Another Seed Sowing Season will soon be here. We are prepared to furnish you all kinds of seed at nearly pre-war prices. Red Clover Timothy Red Top Alsyke Clover Japan Clover Alfalfa All kinds of Grain andrFeed one sack or a car load. Pure Corn Chops C. S. Meal Wheat Bran C. S. Cake Wheat Shorts Oats We are in the market all the year fcr Corn and Hay. Let us have your offerings. Cherry-Moss Grain Co. 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 rims with 3-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. RUST Authorized Ford Dealer. Phone 400 UNION CITY, TENN. 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