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Marshall & Balrd. Union City. Tenn. Entered at the post office. Union City. Tennes see, as second-class mail matter. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1921. Democratic Ticket. For Sheriff-J. W. (Watt) Cherry For Trustee Armour Katliff For County Court Clerk R. H. Bond For Circuit Court Clerk--. N. Ruddle For Register W. J. Edwards. Jr. Official Class Spirit. As well bay at the r&oon as to un dertake a popular demonstration to move the Government towards a pol icy of economy. JThe official class hao very little regaVd for the welfare and the conditions of the people. The official class has always been dis tinctive and autocratic. As far as any practical democracy is concern ed, the difference between the crown and the head of the republic is mere ly a dame. There is really more pow; er in the American President than there is in the British Crown. If you want to see a sample of class distinction, just go to Washington, the seat of the American republic. The diplomatic, the judicial, the Sen atorial, the Congressional and many others ranging from the Executive down the line are all as socially dis tinct and exclusive as can be found in any capital on earth. It is rare Indeed when one ct e lower class can have the privilege of a little conde scension from the upper crust, and as for the person on the outside there must be many millions to buy his way in. This is all about the country where you and I have the opportunity to attend the revival of democracy every two and four years. Democracy seems to be confined to the stump. We are talking about things as they are, not as they should be. There might be a possible excuse for somo degrees of social distinction, I don t know but it seems to U3 like the building a levee thru the Reelfoot River bottom is going to be a burdensome proposition to the taxraycrs of Obion County. Thi3 country is subject to overflow and the levee will be about two miles or more trru the bottom to connect with the road on the otucr side. There is very little farming in the bottoms besides the work on the Parks two thousand acres. There is no reason why the road to Clayton shculd not be improved, but a levee road thru these bottoms with nothing but district fund to mee,t the expense is going to disturb the finances of the county considerably. If this levee is built there will be very little mon ey for the other roads. There is prac tically no road money now until the taxes are in. State Finances. The State is facing another deficit of $2,000,000, so the State Funding Board has notified Governor Taylor, and the Governors making a pre tense that he did not know anything r.bout this state of affairs. Fine man, ho i3, but I presume he is like the President, playing golf in the photo graph sections while the public fi nances are left at the mercy of a lot of political looters. This evidently must be about three millions or more that the State has to borrow this year. What will It be next year with another million to be added on to the tax budget for the schools and fairs? I don't know what others think about it, but it looks to us 'like a scandal brewing in Tennessee fi nances before the" close of the pres ent administration. Tennessee is going in debt at the rate of three or four millions a year and paying seven per cent on,' its bonds. S the Governor propepes to 'stop the road money. Fine mess we are In. Oh how we need a new deal. Malarial Control. To the people of Union City: Did but for political lines in America it I you know that the. only way that we get malaria is through the mosquito? For that reason, we are doing all we can to prevent them from breeding. Will you help us by seeing that they are not allowed to breed about your house? Breeding places are wells, cisterns, barrels, pails of any kind, tin cans or in fact any place where the water stands more than just a few days; never let it stand more than a week. The mosquitoes where they find water will lay their eggs, in a very short time the eggs hatch out wiggle tails, and in a few days the wiggle tails turn into mosquitoes. The way to get rid of mosquitoes is to destroy their breeding places. If that can't be done kill them while they are yet wiggle tails, either by pouring out the water or by pouring a little coal oil on it so as to form a good layer of scum on the water The wiggle tail comes up to get air, but instead of getting air he gets oil So it is to our interest and it is our duty to do our part in this work Perhaps you would be glad to know that there is absolutely no mosquito breeding in any of the ditches, can als, ponds, etc., in and around Union City, as we oil those places every week. Will you take care of your home? believe you will. I thank you in advance for anything that you may do that will help us in this work. Respectfully yours, W. E. EASON, Inspector Malaria Control la an wrung. i uu yuiui wo cue driving at is that people all over the United States have been asking for financial relief and the result is the same as when "we asked for bread and you gave us a stone." i The Administration promised fi nancial relief in the reduction of ex penses. Then came the popular de mand for disarmament. Reluctant ly the Administration agreed, but this agreement war, not reached, you will notice, until Congress had made ' provisions for nearly a fcillion dollars for the Army and Navy. A faux pas was also made in slicing other appro priations, and now they are to be restored in the Senate. To add to all cf this Mr. Dawes is making up the next year's budget for the Army and Navy with an additional three hundred millions over the present appropriation. Think of this! Mr. Dawes, the lnvincible:lhat man wh& was going to make tho Administration sit up and take notice. And every good intention has fal len to pieces. There is a place some whero which is 6aid to bo paved with good intentions. The people have had no consider ation. - They havo had a cold deal And the worst of it is that the office class doesn't give a rap. It is the old story. The official class is busy satisfying "its lust or pride at tho expense of the people. It is sat isfying a rivalry between nations without reference to the inclination or ability of the people 'to pay for the enormous outlay. The official class will have its officers and men in a marvelous naval establishment parading the seas, and the same of ficial class will be the special host. All of this damnable class and selfish pride at the expense of tho people. The official class at Washington is gradually absorbing the substance of the people. Like Governor Lowden said last week in Nashville. There will soon be two classes in America Vi a mlnApltv anrl tViA ma 1 r i t tr not so very much difference in num bers, but the majority will have to support and serve the minority. This 'minority was at wi time in the his tory of -the republic supposed to be made up of servants of the people. - The official class is busy surrepti tiously massing pork and patronage, promoting educational, vocational and other socialistic institutions, organizing departments, courts, com missions, bureaus, fortifying Itself at the same time with the protection of army and navy all this to gradual ly override the people. What wonder then with the col- i.naA f9 PuwnA ttiatf TniiQf (innrnnH. ate billions for army and navy and for shipping boards and whatnot. Why in the name of all that is holy could they not have gradually built up all of the naval and military strength we needed. . j It is the official clans spirit. j FAIR TAXATION. Written Especially for The Commer cial by Lowe Shearon, 225 East 18th Street, Now York. LEAtrUE REFUSES TO DELETE ARTICLE X Stands Firm, But Will Grant a Mod ification. " Geneva, Sept. 3.-The extent to which the Washington conference in November occcuplea thcattention of those participating in the work of the League of Nations here was dem onstrated to-day during tne discus Eion of disarmament and amendment to the covenant, while hope of satis fying the United States on mandates was reflected in the council's consid eration of the American reply to the principal powers on that question. The council rejected the Canadian proposition to eliminate Article X, and adopted a suggestion by Arthur J. Balfour, one of the English dele gates, to appoint a committee to draft texts modifying Article X so as to remove the obligation of mem bers to participate in military ac tion to guarantee the territory of oth er members. Sir Cecil J. B. Hurst, England; M. Pepin, France, and Prof. P. A. Van Hamel, Holland, were selected as a committee for thife purpose. Mexico says, through President Obregon, that she spurns our treaty offer and is doing quite well under present am omalous conditions with this country. Of course, if that is the way Mexico feels about it, she'll Ban ner. New York, August 27. The Union City Commercial has a knack of get ting down to fundamental principles underlying industry and taxation that are causing some of the politi cians to sit up and take notice. Your recent editorial showing vhy cities have the advantage over rural com munities in matters of State taxes was very elucidating, una a nice study of the subject is presented in a recent deal involving the site of the old New York Herald building at 35 th street and Broadway, New York. The site is owned by an estate and when Munsey bought the Herald and moved it down to the old A. T. Stew art building. Chambers street and Broadway, the old Herald building was leased for twenty-one years by Nicholas C. Partes, head of the Par tola Company, at an annual rental of $150,000. Six weeks later Mr. I Partos succeeded in subletting forty percent, of the space in the old Her aid building to the Rogers Peet Com pany, retail clothiers, for twelve years at an .annual rental of $165,-000. Forty per cent, of $150,000 is $60,- 000, and thu3 it is seen that Mr. Partos makes a clear profit of more than a million dollars altogether in a deal for which he has rendered no service to anyone. This is a so-called unearned increment which must nec essarily come from the pockets of those who buy clothing from the Rogers Peet Company. The million dollar toll imposed by Mr. Partos is wholly an artificial creation made possible by legal fiat, and has no basis whatever as a true property right. It would make the barons of the middle ages turn green with en vy. They never had such easy pick ings as that. If all of the stores of New York City tax the consumers on the same principle and all of them are com pelled to do it to a certain extent the consumers who buy in New York are out many millions of dollars each' year through landlord profiteering in store renetals to say nothing of the tolls exacted for the use of dwell ings, factories and offices. The Single Taxers estimate the amount at $400,- 000,000 annually, and they are not far wrong, so why should the hold ers of city property kick on paying a State tax when they mulct the cus tomers for so much? Thus it is seen that the unearned increment is merely a form of prof iteering the power permitted by a system of unfair competition by which one person may arbitrarily im pose a tax on those things which he has to sell In addition to that which he should reasonably charge for his services. The unearned increment is not something that should go to the gov ernment, but something that should never be permitted to come into be ing. It is an economic monstrosity, If wo had fair competition, the rules of which must necessarily be made In advance, there could be no such thing as an unearned increment or profiteering. If the prices of all things, services as well as everything else, were de termined in " advance In free and open public competition, and fixed at such a figure as would reasonably guarantee against loss with the un derstanding that surpluses were to bo returned to the consumer in pro portion to the amount of his pur chases the whole pvoblem would be solved. Then a single tax for the privilege of using land, just enough to cover absolutely necessary govern ment expenses, would settle the prob lem of taxation in a way that would be fair, to all. If all imports had to be contracted for in a free and open and public market a year in advance so as not to npset home markets by the sud den dumping of cheap foreign goods without notice there would be no need of any tariff whatsoever. All things under fair competition, which necessarily requires intelligent fore sight, that help lower prices gradual ly would be a benefit to all. It's the damnable cut-throat competition that we have now that permits the ar bitrary raising or lowering of prices without notice that causes all of the trouble, and if the politicians don't stop it very soon the people will put statesmen in their places who will. Bar Clara Smith Tilm. . San Francisco, Sept. 3. "Fate," Clara Smith Gorman's film, said to depict her life' with and killing of Jake Hamon, Oklahoma oil man and politician, was ordered barred from San Francisco theatres by the police and district attorney to-day. The or der was issued after a private show ing of the film. The ginia. wild and wooly west Vir--Asheville (N. C.) Times. You'll enjoy the sport of rolling em with P. A.! 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