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Marshall & Baird,-Union City, Tenn. Kutered at th poet office, Union City. Tenues ee, at second-class mail matter. FRIDAY, MARCH 4. 1921. ANNOUNCEMENTS. REGISTER. " EDWARDS We have the authority to an nounce W. J. Edwards. Jr.. a candidate for Reir jster of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. CHAPEL. We are authorized to announce J. M. (Marvin) Chapel as a candidate far Reaister of Obion County, subject to the actton mi the Democratic party. NAVAL BIGOT. -The idea would mot wa tkat President Harding was like a stick of wax, to be easily pressed (at aay sort of a shape. He begaa well by recommending reductions of expendi tures and by cutting down the size of the army. The impression was a good one, and Democrats everywhere were looking on with pleasure. They were about ready to enter the Repub lican household. People with one mind, driven by long endurance and imposed hard ships, swept the ballot box last No vember with a protest that rage like a storm from one eaa of the country to the other, the like of which had never been witnessed ia this country before. No one can possibly be sa stupid as to mistake the cause of the r evo lution. Some little complatat is heard a3 to the expenses of war. bat - the wholesale extravagance jiace the war, chargeable to both parties the, abuse of power to tax the people -viur. immense war, navy, and othier unheard of and unprecedented gov ernment establishments coupled, unfortunately but nevertheless true, with the taking of the boys to France and the maiming and killing of many of them, constitute and comprise ev ery issue of that campaign which moved men and women to vote. The irony of that occasion the humiliation of the President and the collapse of Democracy though a tragedy was only uu incident. And so President Harding, who seemed to be actuated by independ ence of thought and action, made it known to his friends in Congress that there must be reduction and re trenchment in legislation. He gave the most inspiring signs of genuine Intelligence. No man could have changed the tide of war. It waB inevitable, hut me otner- thewaste of money, oae of the misfortunes of war, aad the work of designing political clisues, was criminal and unpardoaaMe. And now, comes, Mr. Harding, he fore Dr. Jekyl and now Mr. Hyde, In dorsing the navy program of oae &t billion ,to be followed aext rear by almost if not quite oae WHioa for a navy while Europe lies prostrate. This is a travesty. It kills public confidence ia Presi dent Harding. It destroys the hopes of American people in their execu tive and representatives. Congress was proceeding after the suggestions of the President, and now a reversal r f ttin tyAM ia Anlliif a . w. vm. t0 vanvu iui , rir wall i In order that the nation may how to the navy clique and in order that the U. S. Navy, after the country is aear ly bankrupt, may strut aad hlaf oa the high seas and eventually, may he soon, embroil us in another war. No wonder the service atea are disappointed. Lota of these men are sensible enough to defer action oa a tonus, but when they see Coagress reveling in waste extracted tike blood from the people, nataratly they feel that some of this should more ap propriately bo given to them. Who can say that they are wroagf I war rant you that if Congress hat pro ceeded economically with its' appro priations, there woald have bee ao great demand from the ea-servioo men. President Harding has dwindled again to the very ordinary maoi (mat lie was in the Senate. It was ex pecting a great deal for him to ho otherwise, but it is true. "Pity 'tis true, 'tis true 'tis pity." Read the very pertinent editorial In this week's paper from the Satar xlay Evening Post if yoa thiak we are too email to discuss the sahject. " FOB REGISTER. We are authorized by Mr. Marvia Chapel to announce that he is a can didate for Register of Obion Coanty, subject to the action of the county Democratic primary election. - Mr. Chapel is well known in the county, having served before as Register some years ago with the very highest cred its of ability and efficiency, as shown in the records which were largely the -work of his own hand during his in cumbency. ' Mr. Chapel i s a natjve of the county, reared in Number Sev en. He has been a resident of Union City for a number of years, and bas been connected in many ways with public matters, serving lately as dep uty Trustee with Mr. Easterwood. He is recognized in all his relations with public office and private business as a man of personal integrity and fine character. He desires again to serve the people as Register, and with his experience and well known qualifica tions for the work of that office he pledges his entire time and the faith ful discharge of his official duty. He solicits the support of his party friends, especially on the grounds of personal service in the State and county campaigns. He further asks a fair consideration of his claims for the office, and would appreciate any and all favors extended. We are pleased to offer the candidacy of Mr. Chapel thru the columns of The Com mercial. THE JEW. In regard to the charges attributed to Henry Ford, who seemed to have singled out the Jews and held them responsible alone for the profiteering which prevailed in this country dur ing the war, considerable controversy has arisen, and - especially are the Jewish papers exercised over the mat ter. A number of secular papers have also commented upon these charges, with the general consensus that they are unfounded. The paper credited to Mr. Ford somehow escaped us, but in a general way the subject has not appeared to us in that light. Probably the greatest financiers of Europe in the" nineteenth century were Jews. The Rothschilds seemed to have a controlling interest in the wealth of France, and in some re spects were identified in Great Brit ain. Benjamin Disraeli, prime min ister of England, was a Jew. Neither of these houses were connected with war scandals. As to our own country, the Jews do not seem to have controlled either government or finances. In the fi nancial centers the names of Sage, Morgan, Rockefeller, Harrlman, Gould, and others, some of .them Presbyterians and all probably Gen tiles, have controlled the destinies of American finance. There is also Ot to Kahn, who is probably a Jew, and others of his race, but they do not seem to have been connected with anything but legitimate and well recognized financial transactions. j There was evidently a great deal of j profiteering done during the war and even afterwards, but to single out and trace all the rottenness to the Jews is to distort facts and to draw on the imagination of a diseased or erratic brain. A year ago some of this profiteer ing was disclosed by Secretary Mc- Adoo, from an examination of the In ternal Revenue reports., Of course these profits were based on the capi tal stock of the various concerns, not on the investment, which may or may not have been greater than the cap ital stock. In cases here enumer ated the highest profits were as fol lows: Coal operators, let to 7800 per cent. Meat packers, 4000 per cent. Canners of fruits and vegetables, 2000 per cent. Woolen mills, 1700 per cent. Furniture manufacturers, 3200 per cent. . Clothing and dry goods stores, 1800 per cent. Steel mills, as high as 290,000 per cent reported on one contract with the U. S. Government. Now, no one will suggest that the Jews controlled either all or 1 any great percentage of these industries during the war. Neither can it be said that all the contracts for ship building, aeronautics and all the va rious vocational lines connected with these things, were controlled by Jews. Every man has a right to believe there was profiteering during the war; the profiteering was scandalous and criminal; but to dispose of the matter by a wholesale denunciation of the Jew, is arrant nonsense. The Jews may have been God's chosen people, but to say that they have not realized suffering and op pression, years of torment and pain, to say that they have not been scourged, would be to misstate facts. On the other hand, to say that all the rogues are Jews, or that all the disloyalty, intrigue and crafty transactions are traceable to the Jew is not supported by facts and statistics. The proper attitude to take toward tho Jew in America is as an Ameri can citizen not as a race. True there is practically no assimilation between the Jew and Gentile as with many other peoples, but as a citizen he has his merits and his faults .in common with others. Jews have de veloped some exemplary traits of character. They have in not a few instances given us some fine men and women, whose standards of personal honor and national character are true to the very highest conceptions 6f human ideals. Therefore a whole sale denunciation of the Jew comes in very bad taste, . and recoils as a matter of natural 'gravitation upon the head of the accuser. A FREE FIGHT. In time of war a nation cannot tol erate pacificism; in. time of peace it must not tolerate militarism. One who by word or deed impairs the sol idarity of the country when it is at grips with an enemy is doubly its foe; one who in time of peace tries to keep . alive the war spirit is no less dangerous. War is bred by talking war and arming for it. In time of peace pre pare for more peace by talking peace and beginning disarmament. No man dare flatly oppose a program looking to the end of the war, but the world is always being told to wait for a more convenient season. There never will be a more con venient season. Every day that elapses without definite action by the Powers, every appropriation for more billys, iuuio more certain "the next war," about which those whohave never stood . , . . ... - ,, kacc-dcep in the filth of the trenches are so fond of prattling. Tho statesmen of the world pledged themselves to end war; the common people of all nations fought and died to end it. That was an open covenant, openly made. Shall it be nullified in secret? If one- thousandth part of the brain-power that is applied to planning for war, to making it more "efficient," more deadly, were applied to planning for peaco the thing would be done. To-day the world needs nothing so much as a course in a good memory system a system by which the men tion of war would immediately bring up in the minds of speaker and lis tener a definite picture of a trench half full of foul water; rotting corpses unburied in the field before it or half buried in the ground under foot; men, stuck through like pigs, bleeding to death; men, torn by shells, crying out in agony; men with gas-soared lungs gasping for a last breath; bullets whining low and shells shrieking high overhead; and over all a stench of powder and gas and putrefying human flesh. If the mention of war clearly called up this picture before every man, ana he could 3ee himself as one of those in the trench, instead of one of the snug and safe stay-at-homes, there would be no more war. If the kings, the leaders, the men who get near enough to battles to feel their thrill and stay far enough a-way to feel safe; if the greasy ghouls who prof iteer on death, could see themselves in this trench, there would be no more war. But it is precisely tnese men who cannot call up this picture. Those who stood in the trench and who lived to march out of it are largely inarticulate, but when they speak they do not whoop it up for 'the next war." To defend ones country against an enemy is the no blest of callings; to embroil her with a nation that should be a friend is the most ignoble. Wars are Invariably due to stupid ity or cupidity. Either is inexcusa ble, but the bonehead is more to be feared than the unscrupulous schem er for personal aggrandizement. Un fortunately many of our leading war makers have been both. What many men cannot grasp through their imagination they are learning from their tax bins, utners, like the profiteers, whose hearts can not be touched, have pocket-books that can. Their profits have gone to hell, where they came from. Those who were exempt from the fighting find thatf they are not exempt from the paying. But here again those who stood in the trenches, the com mon people of the world, who bore the brunt of the battle, are bearing the brunt of the peace. Until we stop producing so much for war and begin to proudce more more for peace there can be no peace, no Teal prosperity. Workmen all around the world are marching and countermarching endlessly, produc ing nothing, wasting much; other armies are toiling ceaselessly at pro digious tasks building battleships, guns, forts and heaping up vast stores to be wasted and destroyed. Until they are demobilized they must be carried on the backs, supported out of the savings, of those engaged in useful industry. Then, too, past and balf-forgotten wars still hold the world in mortmain; this century is still paying the waT bills "of long dead kings and statesmen. Disarmament is a world question; it must be a world movement, backed up by every man of Imagination and sense. It Is not an idealistic theory, but the coldest, hardest business proposition that has confronted man since he came out of his caves and cleaned up the Neanderthaler. The Borah resolution is about the first sign of practical constructive intelli gence since the day of the armistice. It is not big enough or broad enough, for the demobilization of armies is quite as Important as the limiting of navies, and no nation should be ex cepted from a program looking to either. But wc must get behind it and every move like it, and for the salvation of America and the world use it to get men chinking and work- hng toward the Bame objective. We need a memory system for oth er things, too, but first and foremost for those women who are champion ing unrestricted immigration in the hope of finding a cook among the crowd; for those Bourbon employers who want to "liquidate labor" by en couraging the "dumping" of low grade aliens on America, while fight ing the "dumping" of foreign gooda; for those tight racial groups who still think In terms of Europe and who put the home country and Its hates ahead of America and her in terests. The war showed us how fatuous wo had been, but we have al ready forgotten and are going ahead even more blindly and stupidly. If we must fight again, let us have all our enemies .out In front of us. It will be a proud day for this country when the politicians ask what they must do to hold -the Amer ican vote. But that day will never come so long as we. keep the bars down, never come" until we adopt as our national policy: America for Americans, and for those who want to become Americans and are fit to i become Americans. A flood of new low-grade immi grants will finally make a low-grade America, in which Americans will be simply one group in a congerie of alien peoples. America, it is true, has been a refuge for the oppressed, but to-day it is the Americans who are in danger of being oppressed by the refugees. Our present policy is a menace to internal 'as well as ex ternal peace. Anyone who will glance back un- j derstandingly to these pictures of the past, visualize clearly the present, can then look forward to the inevita ble. With the old premises of hate and preparation we shall move on to the old conclusion--war. The peace conference performed an. operation and then sewed up. the sponges and a knife or two in the wound. The League of Nations, in some of its as- ' ,nn1t, iiv. hnrt-rtoM onllootinn ' ii must be COP. e.ny-"ftef,m"stm.e . rected, and mixed mitives made sin- ' . w a . nn 1t . A flht . . inril, fie-ht. hut it Js a free fle-ht and ; we can an mix in. Saturday Even- ing Post. What y Need is a food that will make good the natural daily wear of body tissues. GrapeNuts is a wholesome blend of wheat and malted barley, containing all the nutri tive values of these grains, including' their vital min eral elements-a delicious, easily digestible food for keeping the body well now , ished. . . Sold by Grocers Everywhere! Made by Postum Cereal: Company, Inc., Battle Creek.Mich. . C- """"P -N niil'pli McHUGH BATTERY CO. - TWO You are invited to use either of these num bers when you want the best there is on - the Union City market in the eating line, and want it delivered promptly. Grissom's Service is, as in the past, a straight from the shoul der, honest to goodness endeavor to please and the smallest business transaction is never closed until the customer is perfect ly pleased. Groceries, Staple and Fancy. Fresh Heats and Produce, too. Visitors always welcomed at E. P. Grissom's TH NAlLL!!ilO iiOSPITAl SEVENTH YEAR A Modern Surgical Institution. . Competent Trained Nure DR. W. A. NAILLING Chief SurReot Union City, Term. Both Phone 4 1 . Makes Hens Lay Gets the eggs in any weath er. It is easily given in the feed and doesn't force or hurt the hen in any way 7 Don Sang a a real tonic.' Trit- it doesn't pay for itself and'pay you a good profit besides, your money will be promptly refunded. Trial size 60 cents. Incubators and Brooders. WEHMAN'S HARDWARE STORE. OLD BATTERY WORN OUTT Drive right up" and have it replaced with one of our handmade batteries which wo guarantee to give better service than you have ever got from auto batteries. They have more pow er and last longer. Wo do recharging also. PHONES - DUE SERVICE COMPRISES: Fubt, an examination and question ing to determine the ' cause, con dition, treatment, proper lenses, etc., for your own particular pair of eyes. Second, free consultation at any time. Fitting, - adjustment, repair, replacement cf glasses. Competent, Impartial, professional service. DR. S. E. ALLMOND, Optometrist 218 First Street. DR. J. F. PARKS DENTIST Assisted by Mrs. Jake Park Office over Red Cross Drug Store Both Phones 136 Til ( Cumberland 461 elephones: i ,,, r I County 262 Dr. C. E. Upchurch . DENTIST ' Over Mrs. Aran's Millinery Store Union City, : : : Tenn. JLS1 TT s O UUUCS S DENTIST Union City, Tenn. 107 Ch-urchSt. Cumb. Phone 214-J E. W. YoungblOOd, D. V. M. Graduate Veterinarian Office, Reece Alexander's Garage Calls Answered Promptly ' ) Office, Cumberland 192, Home 192 rnOnES J Residence, Cumb. 312; Home 261-2 B.H.Sisk,DV.M. Graduate Veterinarian Office Jones & Campbell's Mule Barn C ills answered promptly Day or Nighf.' Both Phones TO SEPHUS BRIDGES. John Bridges vs.. Sephus Bridges. Chancery Court, Obion County, Tennessee. ' In the above styled cause it ap pearing to the Clerk and Master from the bill of complaint, which is sworn to, that the defendant, Sephus Bridges, is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee, so that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon her. It i3 therefore hereby ordered that the said above named defendant appear before the Chancellor of the Chancery Court of Obion County, Tennessee, on or before the First Monday of April, 1921, that being the first day of said Chancery Court, and make defense to the said bill, pr the same will be taken as confessed by her and the said cause set for hearing cx parte a3 to her. It is further ordered that publication of this notice be made far four consecu tive weeks in Tho Commercial, a weekly newspaper published in Obion County, Tenn. This Feb. 7, 1921. GEO. A. GIBBS, Clerk and Master. By Nelle P. Marshall, D. C. & M. Geo. R. Konney, Sol. for Complt. TO HARRY McIENDON. - Kathleen McLendcn vs. Harry Mc- Leudon.-r Chancery Court, Obion . County, Tennessee. In the above styled cause it ap pearing to the Clerk and Master from the bill of complaint, which ia sworn to, that the defendant is a non-resident of the State of Tennes see, so that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon him. It is therefore hereby ordered that the said above named defendant appear before the Chancellor of the Chan cery Court of Obion County, Tennes see, on or before the First Monday of April, 1921, that being the first' day of said Chancery Court, and make defense to the said bill, or the same will be taken as confessed by him, and the said cause set for hear ing ex-parte as to him. It is further ordered that publication of this no tice be made for four consecutive weeks in The Commercial, a weekly newspaper published in Obion Coun ty, Tenn. This Feb. 7, 1921. GEO. A. GIBBS, Clerk and Master. By Nelle P. Marshall, D. C. & M. C. N. & H. H. Lannom, Sol. for Complt. COUNTY COURT LAND SALE. Delaney Weddington vs. Ernest M this ct al. In the County Court at Union City, Tennessee. In obedience to a decree in the ; above styled cause, mado at the Feb ruary Term of the County Court of Obion County, Tennessee, I will on Saturday, the 12th Day of March, 1921, at or about 2 o'clock p. in., at the east door of the courthouse in Union City, Tenncsee, sell to the highest and best bidder the follow ing described real estate, lying and being in the Moore Addition to the Town of Union City, Tennessee, and in the 13th Civil District of Obion County, Tennessee, and bounded as follows: Bounded on the north by the ex tension of Bell street, on the south by the property formerly owned by Simcn Cooper, on the east by an al ley and on the west by a forty foot street, fronting west on said forty foot street 66 feet and running back east 125 feet to an alley and lies 30 feet south of the Evan3 Tract, now owned by Hurley Campbell and is .nown as the Joe Hopper Home Place and was bought by E. J. Mathis from J. W. and Delia Burney by deed, which appears of record in tho Regis ter's office of Obion County, Tennes see, in Book 6-P, page 291-2. TERMS OF SALE: One half cash and, one half in six months. Pur chaser giving note with perconal se curity, and a lien will be retained on said property to further secure the deferred payment and note will draw interest from date of sale. This February 16tb, 1921. J. A. Whipple, Solicitor. 48-4t R. H. BOND, Clerk.