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DR. E. M. LONG
CDENTIST DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Orer Wehinan'a Hardware Store Union City, Tenn. Telephone Office 144, Residence RCIA Orer Wehman' Hardware Stort Union City, Tenn. -Telelphonee Office 144; Reaidence 595-J UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, MARCH 4,1921. VOL. 29, NO. 50 OnJon City Commercial . established 18S0 j cooUdated September 1. W97 Wet Tennessee Courier, established law : " Tl In ,111 STRAWBERRY CLUB MEETINGSATURDAY "Strawberriel and Cream." The "writer knows very little about growing strawberries, and still less about producing cream. But he does know that combination appeals very deliciously to the palate, and even the sound of these two words coupled together rings up the certain and throws upon the screen ot imagina tion wonderful pictures and possibil ities. We are told this soil will produce line strawberries abundantly. We aro told we have the climate, land, water, prettiest 'milk maids" and everything needed for the best dairy farming in the world. We are told the best car load ot chickens that ev er cackled was shipped from this sec tion. In short, we are told that Obi on County is the "Garden of Eden." I say, we are told. We don't know (and haven't been told yet) but per haps that's the reason o many men seem to think they are old Adam and Just wait for Eve to pass the apples. And some of the others crow so much they must think they ara the "big rooster" responsible for so many fine cliickcus But listen, old boy! You remem ber old Adam was turned out and made to go to work, and sometimes, even, the big red rooster has to help scratch for the brood Now if there ever was a time in the history of Obion County for the old "Adams" to go to work, and the old, young, big and. little . roosters needed to "scratch," it's now, In the good year of 1921. 1 We do believe with all our might, if Obion County is not the "Garden of Eden," it certainly is the "Land of Promise," and like Joshua of old, let's be led up on the mountain top and view the land flowing in "Straw berries and Cream" and a few eggs minus the nogs for the faithful old rosters ) Let's get out of the wilderness"! The wilderness of boggy roads, the wilderness of one-season crops, the wilderness of no market for produce, and worst of all, the wilderness of "small-town" politics. Why, don't you know, we could build that sign board at Gibbs as high as Haman's gallows, and write in letters of fire, "See Union City First," and unless we also build Un ion City likewise, those big I. C. trains will continue to go by that flag station so darn fast, our sign will look like a comet's tail, and the fel- lows that will see Union City "first" will be the same guys that have been seeing it first, last and all the time. And don't you know, should we, with the help of Providence, finally build that concrete road to assist the fellow to see Union City, that unless we produce something to HAUL over " it it will only serve to wear out his horses' shoes and our Ford tires, and we won't be able to buj more on oredlt. But "Get thee behind me, Satan," and let us look at our "promised land, Obion County, the biggest agri cultural factory in Tennessee,-capable of producing the finest products mnder heaven, those that come from the soil, and in abundance. iNot only the big crops, but the by-products, poultry, eggs, butter, cheese, honey, wax, all kinds of vegetables, fruit3, BERRIES, and a thousand others that can be grown, lots in places now waste, and by labor now idle, and produce a continual golden stream from Christmas to Christmas, thru our banks and our shops, and serve the "strawberry" of pleasure with the rich "cream" of living In our homes. Will you Join the Strawberry Club Saturday afternoon and help us make Union City a strawberry market? Come to the Courthouse Saturday af ternoon at 2:30. A LION. PIKE CAUSES A $40,000 - LOSS AT TIPT0NVTLLE Tiptonvilic, Tenn., ren. a fire of unknown origin that was dis covered at 8:45 o'clock this morning in the office of Dr. E. G. Kelty, local physician, and raged for more than two hours in" the business section of Tlptonville, resulted in a total prop erty damage of about $40,000, and the painful injury of C. C. Craig, prominent citizen of this place. Those suffering losses from the fire -were: Homan & Gobora, $30,000, partly covered by insurance; Dr. E. O. Kelty, $2,000; Jim Maiseh's gro cery store, $2,000, from water; M. C. -Tipton's grocery store, $250, from water; Joe Campbell's office, $750, with no insurance. Mr. Craig was injured when he fell from the second story of the Ho man & Gobora Store onto an iron nost. His injuries are not considered fatal. . All of the buildings destroyed by th fir, hclnnered to Georce R. Hob- Bon, of this city and are covered by insurance. Children's Playground. The Park Improvement Commis sion is busy receiving bids and esti mates on the "improvements neces sary to make a playground out of our Park. The commission feels that a children's playground in the park will not only provide badly needed recreation for the children, but give the transient public a better idea of what a good town we really have. ASKING FOE BRANCH PLANT. The Childs Specialty House May Enlarge the Business. ' President Foust and Secretary Rooks, of the Humboldt BusinesJ Men's Club, spent Monday m union City looking after some businou mat ters and visiting: the manufacturing enterprises of tho town. They visited tne unuas specially iTmian and Innnpcted the larKO plant in operation. A branch plant of this rapidly growing concern is wnai Humboldt sent two cf her live-wires here to procure. The visit here wr.s pleasant and probably piofltable. Mrs. Scates and the Messrs Beck pre ! tho nenARsttv of another plant and assured the Humboldt citizens the town they represent offers Dy rar viA foat floiri nf an? town in this en tire section for a permanent location. They say tne unpreceuenieu uo unexpected dena:;d for Childs Spe initv nrr.?iiflta Inst now hr.s over taxed the capacity of the local plant and they have about compieiea ar rancromnnta to take care of the pres ent emergency by establishing a tem porary 25-machine sewing riant at Martin'. This will likely be done within the next few days. Orders from tLo North and East are pouring in and the 175 people omnloved here are unable to furnish sufficient finished jr.-cducta. Mrs. Scates returned sunaay irom a sis-weeks stay in New York. Business at the Childs Specialty is good. , ' WILLIAM MYERS STOPS SECOND BANK ROBBERY REORGANIZATION OF THE NATIONAL GUARD IN TENNESSEE Bank Raid Frustrated 19 YearsAgo at Troy, Tenn. Hopkinsville, Ky., Feb. 26. When William J. Myers fatally shot Henry Starr, famous bandit, at Harrison, Ark,, last week thereby preventing the robbery of the people's Bank at that place it was not his first expe rience in breaking up the plans of bank robbers. Nineteen years ago Mr. Myers took part in an early morning fight with five robbers who had blown open the wnnit nt th hank at Trov. Tenn., when one of the robbern was wound ed as they were driven off witnout any loss to the bank except one cent. Mr Mvera is a brother of J. P. My ers, prominent farmer of this county, who in the snooting at iroy, ienu., hit one of the bandits with a charge nf Hniiirrrcl shot and caused him to drop a sack of money he was carry ing. Wiliam J. Myers was aiso in toe mnio nnH nhnotlnsr as fast as he could in the darkness at the skurrying rob bers, who returned tne nre vigorous ly ThA Mvoa hrnthprs were born near Fredonia, in Caldwell County, Ken tucky, and they lived mere untu about twenty-nine years ago when they moved to Troy, Tenn., and en gaged in the milling business for a period of twelve years. They then sold their mill and William, Myers went to Harrison, Ark., to make his home and J. P. Myers came to Chrls ti n County and bought a fine farm seven miles from town on the Fair view pike. William Myers is four years older thaa his brother. THE AMERICAN LEGION." Tho Milton Tallcy Post, American Legion, of Union City has procured a rear home, and has a membership that would do honor to any organi zation. This post has had very little help from any outside source, and have been doing some valuable work for tho ex-service men. The latest venture for Union City Legionalres is starting in the show business. Thursday, March 10, the, ex-soldiers of this town will put on a show at the Reynolds Theatre. The first show is a picture, "Back to God's Country," taken from "Wapi, the Walrus," by James Oliver Cur wood, which features an all star cast, and will give every one who sees it his monjy's worth and then some. If you want to know more about the American Legion, read the ac counts cf what they are doing in the Union City papers, or If you will call on same official member of this post they will take pleasure in explaining Just what they are doing. They es pecially invite the ex-service men to call. New Taxing District. The friends of Troy Special High School won in the referendum last Saturday to establish a new taxing district in Number Six. The vote was 283 to 79. This was merely an agree ment to memorialize the Legislature for an act establishing said school district. It is remembered that the former taxing district was abolished. This included the entire civil dis trict. The new district includes a much smeller aiea, with the provision that those outside of the district can take advantake of tho school by pay ing a tuition fee. It settles practically a question that has given the people of Troy and vtHnitv ft p-rpflt deal of trouble, and is probably more equitable Uan the former arrangement. The friends of the school are to be rnnpTatuifttAd. Thn netltlons were both for and against the taxing dis trict and tney were .epi oy wevs Sellars. Pressly and Jones. - It is desired to invite the attention of the city of Union City to a few sa lient facts in connection with with the reorganization and further or ganization of the National Guard of thlB State. First, the recent Army reorgani zation act passed by . the United States Congress has given the Na tional Guard of States a definite, spe cific and most important place in the National Guard of our country, i ne records of the World War show that from 75,000 to 95,000 men of this State were brought Into the service of the United States for military du ty durng the recent war. The part that Tennesseans took n the World War and especially in battle are a matter of history and undoubted pride to the whole country and par ticularly to the State. These 75,000 to 95,000 men who have the military training and many of them battle ex perience are scattered throughout the State, having been demobilized, and doubtless many of them are cit izens of your city and its immediate vicinity These men have already formed associations and ties through their military service which, with some encouragement by you, may re sult in their being formed into Na tional Guard units that would en able them to continue their associa tion and keep alive the ties formed during thew ar. It is your patriotic duty to help he State and the United States in organizing and preserving by local aid and inerest any military organization so formed. Not only are men declred who have had mili tary training but othre representa tive young men of your locality as well. If we "could secure he unlimited assistance of the city and form or ganizations of representative people whose armory could be made a club house and a plaoe of sociar entertain-' ment and enjoyment, then we would progress in the right direction and be building up such a. unit as you could take pride in locally. Secondly, let us consider the ben efit for the city. It is well known that annually the Federal Govern ment apropriates large sums of money fnr the suoDort of the National Guard of the several States, and that the " officers and men . are actually naid for their services. From a bus iness point of view your city could, by maintaining a National uuara unit, introduce for circulation in your community considerable sums from this Federal appropriation. or instance: With an hour and one-half of work a week for forty-eight weeks a colo nel, lieutenant colonel and major each receive $500. A captain who is charged with the care of Federal property, $640; first lieutenant, $333.33; second lieutenant, $283.33; sergeant, $90.00; corporal,, $74.00; private first class, $70.00; private, $60.00. J From tho foregoing it will be seen that a considerable sum of money may be put Into circulation among you through a military organization. Moreover, in building up your city it is likely, that you will have from time to time various patriotic and other celebrations in which such or ganizations could participate with credit toi the town and their armory could be used for social or other gath erings of interest to many of your cit izens and their families. As to the personnel for this organ ization, we dosiro representative civic organizations to interest suitable people and thereby become responsi ble for and be able to take" pride in tho memories of such an organiza tion. s r tion. "Let mo lay stress on the GOOD such a military organization would do your city in building up and cementing local unity of action and local pride as well ao assisting in general team work necessary for the development and boosting of the town. There are many other advantages which are self-evident, such as physi cal training, active out-door life fodr fifteen days each year in camp, as well as many other things which may be brought out more fully at anoth- tlme. er For the serious diseases that at tack the kidneys, Prickly Ash Bitters Is a remedy of merit. It relieves back ache, dizziness, persistent headache, loss of strength and nervou3 weak ness; symptoms which indicate kid ney trouble. Price $1.25 per bottle. Sold by all dealef . EC HAVING leased the plant of the Crystal Ice Co., one of the best plants ofjts kind in the country, equipped with all new modern machinery for ice making, and having had previous experience in the ice business, we are in a position to offer the public our services. . . ' . You can depend upon our giving you good service and good ice at all times ice made of pure distilled water in the modern way. We employ only careful, competent drivers, and your refrigerators will always be carefully filled. - We make prompt delivery at any season of the year. Save money by buying coupon books. Books may be bought from drivers oivat office. Give us a chance to satisfy you with our firm ice and prompt service. I A trial is all we ask. F. L. PITTMAN & COMPANY Harrison Street and M.&O.R.R. " Cumberland Phone 32. 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 Red Top Timothy Alsy ke Clover Japan Clover Alfalfa All kinds of Grain and Feed 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 for Corn and Hay. Let us have your offerings. s m Cherry-Moss Grain Co. . --4 she 'The Ford Sedan with electric starting and lighting system and demountable rims with 3-inch tires all around, is the ideal family car because of its all-around utility and refined and comfortable equipment. Finely upholstered. Plate glass windows. An open car in the spring, summer, and early fall. A closed car in inclement weather and winter. For theatre parties, for social visiting, for 'touring, and for taking the children to school, it is just what you want. The low cost of operation and maintenance is not the least of its charms. A regular Ford car, simple in design, strong in con struction, and durable in service. Won't you come in and look it over? tThe comforts of an electric car with the economy of the Ford. R. H. RUST Authorized Ford Dealer. Phone 400 UNION CITY, TENN.