DR. E. M. LONG
DR. E. M. LONG
Orer Wehinan'a Hardware Store
Union City, Tenn.
Office 144, Residence
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
All of the buildings destroyed by
th fir, hclnnered to Georce R. Hob-
Bon, of this city and are covered by
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
THE NATIONAL GUARD
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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-
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 .
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.
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.
Cherry-Moss Grain Co.
'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.
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