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' 4 i iii i.i , f V? a . rj. THE COMMERCIAL Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn. Entered at the post office, Union City. Tennes aee. as second-class mail matter. FRIDAY. APRIL 29, 1921. ANNOUNCEMENTS. ; . ' REGISTER. EDWARDS We have the authority to an nounce W. J. Edwards, Jr.. a candidate for Reg-- : . t . i . . . . : . r lavcr ui uuiun v.uumy, iuujcci to me acuuu ui the Democratic party. v CHAPEI.. We are authorized to announce J. M. (Marvin) Chapel as a candidate for Register of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. NOONAN. We are authorized to annouce J. J. Noonan as a candidate for Register of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. NICHOI.S. We are authorized to announce Miss Nelle Nicholn as a candidate for Register of Obion County, subject to the action of the Democratic primary. - , Industrial Problems. I have been much interested for some time in the theories, of indus trial reform, which have found ex pression from the pen of an old time friend, Lowe" Shearon. Mr. Shearon has been a reporter for the metropolitan press in Chicago, and Now .York City for twenty-five years or more. v His father was a lawyer and. a graduate of Yale University. The young man grew up in Troy, Tenn., and entered tho Fourth Es tate as a country journalist. : Then he drifted to Texas, from ' there to ' Chicago and some years afterwards to the mecca of all struggling and . ambitious candidates for popular rec ognition Manhattan'.. There he be gan to Btudy Industrial problems and employed much of his own time in working out a plan that would stim ulate the spirit of co-operation be tween capital - and labor. A few years ago he mailed us some copies . of his work, a concise statement of which appeared in this paper two or three times. It was also published in the Fort Worth Record and as an advertisement in the Yale AUmni. We quote again the statement as fol lows: . i "Managers of industrial enterprises should state in advance a rate of compensation with which .they would content themselves, Just as do the bondholders, who name an interest rate, the preferred stockholders, who name a dividend rate, and the em ployes, who name a wage rate. "'Risks should bo compensated by extra dividends to stockholders lim ited to whatever amount may be necessary to induce a sufficient In vestment of capital in any given en terprise. ' "All surplus earnings should be - prorated among the consumers in ac cordance with the amounts of their purchases, since they make an en terprise possible by supplying the market for the thing produced. "This would be , co-operative com petition for both producers and con sumers and would inspire confidence in industry because it would be ab solutely fair to 'all factors of produc tion as well as.to the entire buying public' ' Now, Mr. Shearon has more recent ly had some correspondence with President Hadley, of Yale University, who has taken a kindly interest in 1 Mr. Shearon's proposition, advising him, however, that the results de sired are not to reached just now by legislation, but require a more en lightened and effective public opin ion than exi3ts at present. Usually theorists are more or less vague and impractical and in most .instances fail to attract an audience with their views. Mr. Shearon has teen trying to reach the people thru the press with very little success. So now he expects to issue "One Big Family," a paper setting forth his plans. . - Neither the theory nor the paper - would be particularly interesting at thi3 time to our readers but for the fact that we are approaching a crisis with capital arrayed on one side and labor on. the other. Neither is in clined to make any liberal conces sions. I In the. industrial game Mr. Shea ron does not propose socialism, which is calculated to discourage the spirit of competition , and emulation and breed sloth and stagnation, but he proposes a compensation for organi zation and hazards; after that he be lieves that managers of industrial en terprises should be willing to state in adance a rate of compensation with which they will content them selves, as do bondholders, who name an interest rate, preferred stock holders, who name a dividend rate, and employes, who name a wage rate. The surplus earnings, Mr. Shearon . says, should be prorated among the consumers. He does not tell us how this is to be done, but one commenta tor suggests that tho surplus of the previous year could be used as a basis of price regulation nd the fixing of equities to the consumer. ' I am not quoting these things ; merely for tho reason that Mr. Shea ron is a native of this county, but Tor the reason that they strike us vith some force as a mean 3 of allay ing the feeling of hostility between traic monopolies and labor unions and of stimulating a spirit of co operation between these interests. . So far the demands for lower union wage scales have not been accom paniedin a general way with propo sitions for commensurate 'price de clines. . . We would ask if managers of in dustrial enterprises propose to meet labor wage reductions with the same ratio of profit reductions? If the relief from high prices sought for affects the wages of labor only, how is the consumer to be ben eflted and who in that event is guilty of injustice? A cut in rail rates has lately been discussed in connection with the de mand made upon the brotherhoods for a reduction in wages. Will; the railroad companies really co-operate in this movement, or are they play ing a diplomatic game? Are they also willing to reduce the salaries of department heads? Why make fls,h of one and flesh of the other? Will the came rules apply to the pulp and paper mill problems now on us? I We wonder If the Cumberland Tel ephone and Telegraph Company has figured any concessions from its schedules of war salaries in comput ing its earnings as a basis of appeal to the Public Utilities Commission for a 24-percent increase in exchange rentals. No doubts the girls who serve the exchanges receive little enough, but how about the depart ment chiefs? Are they willing to have their war pay reduced? Isn't it a fact that this increase is being asked for at a time when a relief from war prices and the high cost of living is imperative? As Mr. Shearon says, if men would be guided more by a spirit of co-op eration give and take the strikes and industrial conflicts that are alarming the whole country would fade out of sight and the people set tle down again to peace and prosper ity. Introducing Union City Lions. Well, Just look 'em over, I'll say it's some den, They're Lions among Lions, And they're men among men: There isn't a "dead one" In that whole "darn" bunch, They're right everywhere, But I'll give you, a hunch, To be seen at their best, Just drop in at their lunch. While they feed, yes yes, I notice, They play and they fight, And they growl and they snarl, And they roar. Will they bite? Not each other, but if its another And he isn't right, they might, Yes, they're laud in their laughter And they're rough in their fun, But just note the "diff" When there's work to be done. It's some den: you admit it, You know that it's true; But you say. Old Man, Who the "devil" are you? I? I'm one of the bunch, . And In that I delight, I'll make you acquainted,' And bid you good night. H. A. Branoford, J. C. Burdick, Jr., Z. W. Corum, Hunter Elam, Whitesell Harpole, R. C. Jackson, W. C. Kelley, H. M. Oliver, H. M. Harper, J. S. O'Sullivan, E. E. Owen, F. L. - Pitt man, J. A. Prieto, R. H. Rust, Thur man Talley, W. F. Tate, A. F. Titts- worth, Ira Park, W. M. Turner, Chas. Dietzel, J..L. Glover, Jr., H. O. Head, Jr., W. E. Jackson, Jno. R. George, Hugh Smith, W. G. Reynolds, F. M. Ranck, T. J. Easterwod, R. L. An drews, Wade Wiley, J. Walker Kerr, J.A. Howard, Jake Caldwell, J. M. Chapel. Honorary T. B. King, Rev. R. A. Clark, Rev. E. M. Mathls, Rev. W. B. Cunningham, E. H. Marshall, Jno. A. Baird, J. M. Brice. The Columbia Herald thinks the Legislature will probably leave the capitol and penitentiary and perhaps a few other assets of the State, But we think even that is doubtful. When all the appropriations and special tax levies are footed up we would not be surprised to find an attempt to mort gage the capitol itself. It is a safe bet, however, that there will be no extra session of this body. . As the philosopher says of life they pass this way but once. Apparently they real ize it and have set out to get all they can for. themselves and their friends. If there is anybody employed by the State whose salary hasn't been raised. 1t is evidently his or her own fault. Citizens of Tennesseewho expect the Legislature to give them some re lief in the matter of taxes and State expenditures are to be sadly disap pointed. On the contrary, they may as well prepare for increased tax rates. Special levies' and appropria tions have already, been made and others are coming that make certain the people must dig deeper into their pockets. Springfield Herald. , 0. E. S. A call meeting of Union City Chap ter Order" of the Eastern Star was conducted in the Masonic Hall Tues day evening, April 19, the 'occasion being the visit of the Worthy Grand Mstron, Mrs. Ollie W. Towles, of the Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star of Tennessee. " Fulton, Ky., - and Rives Chaters were invited, also officers of other chapters near Union City were In vited for this occasion. Fulton Chapter No. 41 gave a gen erous response to the invitation. A delegation of 50 members were pres ent, also Rives, Obion, Glass, Mason Hall, Jackson, Tenn., and Henderson Ky., chapters were represented at this meeting. All t he visitors were given hearty welcome by Union City Chapi ter. Mrs. Cam Parks, Secretary, kept a record of the visitors, 125 be ing present. A committee composed of the Worthy Patron, Mr. J. J. Melvin, and wife, Mrs Augusta Allmond, Mrs Sadie Chambers! Miss Prather Ham ilton and Mrs. Cam Park decorated the chapter room with snow balls, narcissus and red peonies. - The of ficers' stations were attractive with flowers. ' One new member was initiated and tho work -was highly praised hy the Visitors. The Past Worthy Patron of Rives chapter, Mr. Shropshire, and the present Worthy Patron of Ful ton chapter, Mr. DeMyers, assisted in the work. Miss Aletha Bonner, of Rives chap ter, presided at the piano and fa vored her hearers with sweet instru mental music. The address of the Worthy Grand Matron on the history and teachings of the order was interesting and in structive. She was presented a corsage bou quet of pink -roses, sweet peas and lilies, of the valley by Mrs. Mary Miles In a very beautiful manner, the flowers being the gift of Mrs.. Eva Waddell to this .chapter. While visitltfg Union City chapter the Worthy Matron was the guest of Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson, Worthy Ma tron, and' Miss Nelle Marshall, Con ductress, Miss Marshall entertaining with a dinner party at the Palace Hotelln honor of Mrs. Towles. Splendid speeches were made by Major Browder, Messrs. DeMyers, Hubbard, McDade, Wade and Horn beak, also by Mrs. Martin, Worthy Matron of Fulton Chapter. Mrs. Phebus, Worthy Matron of Rives chapter, gave an interesting talk, also Idrs. Pyles, Worthy Ma tron of Obion chapter, Mrs. Moffat, Past Worthy Matron of Jackson chapter, and representatives of Ma son Hall , Glass and Henderson, Tenn., and Henderson, Ky chapters. Delicious refreshments, consisting of pink and white brick ice cream and cake, were served by the refresh ment committee, Mrs. Jack Hubbs, Mi33 Nelle Marshall and Mrs. Maggie Whitson, assisted by Mrs. J. J. Mel vin, Mrs. Augusta Allmond, Miss Louise Shropshire, Mis3 Bernice Is bell and Miss Naideen Jordan. Union City chapter was pleased to extend fraternal love to our Worthy Grand Matron and neighboring chap- tersupon thi3 occasion. Death ot Lee Cary. The death of 'Mr. Lee Cary, former ly of this city, a his home in St. Pe tersburg, Fla., on Saturday, April 23, was announced in a message to rel atives and friends in Union City. 1 Mr. Cary was a brother of Dr. Sam Cary, Cairo, 111., a half brother of Mrs. W. A. Nailling, this city, and Mr. Ben Cary, Arkansas.' Deceased is survived by four children. The remains were Interred in the burial lot with his wife, formerly Miss Alice Vaughn, at St. Petersburg. The older citizens here remember Mr. Cary. He lived in Union City for many years. He was married three times. His last two wives were sisters. His first wife was Miss Kate Trevathan, daughter of Mrs. C. E. Trevathan, this city. In his younger days Mr. Cary was very popular . with his associates, more like a prince in personality, but always highly congenial and gener ous with his friends. His misfortunes probably caused him to travel and he spent some years in Europe, return ing homewith a broader view of the world and if possible a bigger-heart-edness. He was always, pleasant and interesting and maintained a spirit of good nature and wholesome hu mor. Everyone liked Lee Cary. They thought a great deal of Mrs. Cary and the children. Kind wishes fol lowed them to Florida, and when it was learned that good fortune began fo smile again on thejr home and en virons, the pleasure was burs as well as theirs. " Condolences are extended to the family. ' c United States Tires are good tires. Reece Alexander's Garage. Your Sunday How about a nice NVeal We supply the merchants of good in the meat line. Say, friends, did you ever,, have been furnishing the merchants in all your life? Every "merchant in this town trades with us. That is 1 00 per cent. " Hard to beat and we certainly appreciate that. The fact is that all the merchants in the entire territory are our friends. There is a reason. We give theni service, we give them quality and we give them satisfaction. It is their pack ing house, , Remember to call for ourjsroducts. - ' : Reynolds Packing Co. Un fon City, Tennessee THE HOME otNevv York Insures Against FIRE, LIGHTNING s - and TORNADOES. Writing Farm and City Property. - Ask your Banker Ask your Lawyer Ask your Merchant They will tell you that a Policy in ' THE HOMC means sure indemnity against loss. ARE YOU INSURED? IF-NOT, WHY NOT? The cost is comparatively trifling, and no one has the least assurance that his home and personal property may not be changed by FIRE at any moment from their present beauty.v, usefulness and comfort, to a smouldering heap of ruins-1-or shivered to pieces and blown into the next township by the relentless storm demon. Tlere is but one safe and wise thing to do and that is INSURE IN THE HOME Office Phones V Cumberland 261. Home 251 W. E. JACKSON (& CO. Agent , - ;. Union City, Tenn. DO YOU EAT? " , If so come to Grissom's before s the bargains are gone. Read, . think and kny. Fancy canned Peaches, 60c value, now......... 30c r Fancy canned Apricots, 65c value, now...-. ........40c Fancy canned Cherries, 50c value; now . ..... 30c Extra standard Apricots, 50c value, now .25c Extra standard Pears, 40c value, now 20c Extra standard Corn, 2 for 25c 1 We don't often quote prices, but the market is off, and we have just bought these goods. You can eat a nice can of fruit every day at these prices. Everything v up-to-now in the Fruit and Vegetable market. Our, Meat market always complete. . - " : E, P, GRISSOiW mmm The Commercial sent to Obion anywhere outside theCounty, $1.50. It's worth it Dinner Roast for your Sunday Dinner? this town with every thing that is buy such fine meats as we OUB SERVICE COMPRISES : FLtt, 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. j County points, $1.00 per year FOR SALE.- Rough Lumber, including Oak and Cum, from mill on my farm north of Union City, on Jordan road. Orders filled promptly. D. A. STALCUP. SWEET POTATO SLIPS. Two thousand bushel on fresh new ground beds. For best healthy Nancy Halt and Florida Yam, slips from new beds at 25c per hundred. $2.00 pe' thousand. Write for prices on large lots. ' Sl-3m R. A. Nants, Gleason, Tenn. TO THE PUBLIC. We wish to thank our many cus tomers in Union City for their orders last year, and now a3 spring is here any one thinking of having a monu ment erected will do well to write' us for prices before placing orders. High-class material and workman ship at reasonable prices. Can ship promptly. BOtf J. J. SNYDER, Prop. 'Eclipse Marble & Granite Works, INSOLVENT NOTICE.' Havingfeuggested the insolvency of the estate of Qhas. Shapard, de ceased, to the County Court of Obion County, Tennessee, all persons having; claims against said estate are hereby notified to file the same with the ' County Court Clerk of said county, duly authenticated in a manner pre-. scribed by law, on or before the 16th day of .July, 1921, or the same will be forever barred both in law and equity. " 4-4t This April 18, 1921. , J. V. SHAPARD, Administrator. LETTING OF CONTRACT. In the matter of Cypress Creek - -M rx ... t . . . . . . . . ..J . uiaiiiuge jjisinci tor weaKiey ana Obion Counties, Tennessee. Pend ing in the Coiinty Court of Obion County, Tennessee. ' j The undersigned Directors in the matter of Cypress. Creek Drainage District for Weakley and Obion Counties,, Tennessee, pursuant to a resolution of said Board, of Directors, approved by the Court, bereby give notice of the letting of the contract on Monday, May 23, 1921, "at one o'clock p. m., for the clearing of the right of way and the construction of f" a canal or ditch, as provided by the decrees and orders of the Court in this cause. Said Drainage District ; begins at a point where said Cypress Creek crosses the N., C. & S. L. Rail road right of way and runs in a southwestwardly direction, through the Third Civil District of Weakley County, Tennessee, and the Seventh Civil District of Obion County, Ten nessee, along and generally with said Cypress Creek valle'y to the outlet in the canal or ditch constructed by Drainage District No. 1 of Obion County, Tennessee, including one lateral as shown on the maps and described in the petition and . En gineer's report filed in this cause. Said construction work is a one boat job and will be let as a whole, and the estimated yardage is 225,044 cu. yds. The maps and profiles are on file with the County Court Clerk and can be inspected by prospective bidders. Bids must be filed with the County Judge of Obion County, Ten nessee, by ten o'clock a.m. on Mon day, May 23, 1921,'accompanied with a certified check, for $2,500.00 to be held pending the acceptance of the construction bond of the successful bidder. The clearing of the right' of way will be let separately on said date and in the same manner as the construction contract and bids must be filed in the same manner as bids for the construction accompanied with a certified check for $500.00 to be held pending the acceptance of the bond of the successful bidder. The contracts for the construction work and clearing of the right of way will be let separately and as a whole and the better bid or bids accepted. Said work' will be let to the lowest responsible bidder .and the right is reserved to reject any and all bids. This April 15, 1921. 4-4t J. B. WADDELL, v , County Judge. E. J. McADOO, B. V. JERNIGAN, Directors. COUNTY COURT LAND SALE. Mrs. Ef fie Hayes et al. vs. Agnes Nolan et al. In Mary Obion County Court at Union City, Ten nessee. . In obedience to a decree of the County Court, made at the April term, 1921, in the above styled cause, I will, on Saturday, the 7th day of May, 1921, at or about two o'clock In front of the east door of the courthouse in Union City, Ten nessee, sell to the highest and best bidder the following described prop erty, lying and being., in Civil Dis trict Number One, of Obion County, Tennessee, and known as the Joshua Mitchell old homo place, and bounded as follows: On the north by George, on the south by Naylor, on the east by Mansfield and Mitchell, and on the west by Mitchell, and Williams, containing a little ' over sixty-five Acres. A full, true and particular descripticn of said land is given In the pleadings, but the above descrip tion is adopted for the purpose of ad vertising this sale only. TERM3 OF SALE. The above de scribed trac,t of land will be sold one- mira casn, one-inira aue in iz months from date of sale, and one tbird'due 24 months from date of sale. Approved security will be giv en on said notes, and a lien will be retained on said land for further se curity. Notes todraw 6 per cent In terest from date of sale. This April 12, 1921. H. C. Stanfield, sol. for petitioners. 3-3t R. H. BOND, Clerk. .. .ZJ ' mm '