DR. E. SI. LONG
DENTIST . ,
Over WehmanVs Hardware Store
Union City. Tenn.
Office 144; - Residence 595-J
DR. E. M. LONG
Over Wehman's Hardware Store
Union City, Tenn.
Office 144; Residence 5 9 5-J
UNION CITY, TENN., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1921
VOL. 32, NO. 31
Cnion City Commercial. ettlihed ISM) j ConMiid.td September 1. 1W
wet Tennessee courier, nuuimim
BOOST HOME PAPER
Week of November 7-12 Set for Nation-Wide
Endeavor to Broaden
. , Field.
; "Subscribe for your home town pa
per." This is the slogan of a new
nation-wide movement backed by the
National Editorial Association and
other agencies including the Divsion
of Extension cf the University of
Tennessee through its news service
The movement has back of it far
more then a selfish desire on the
part of newspapers to acquire In
creased circulation, for it is In effect,
a step toward the perfect unification
rf America hv' the strengthening of
fifes' that bind anyone to his native
The campaign is, moreover, an ex
cellent opportunity to boost he home
town. The men and women who were
born and reared here have, some of
them, been away from "homo many
" years and many Important changes
have taken place changes in which
they would be greatly interested.
The newspaper prtnts all the
Items of interest, large and small, and
is the ideal medium through which
to keep in touch with the old home
town. . .
Nothing holds a town and the peo
ple of a county together quite so well
as a weekly, newspaper. .Nothing
boosts for you quite so strenuously,
first, last and all the time as the
county .seat paper. Nothing is quite
sb'Teady to laugh with 5ou in your
3oys, sympathize with you in. your
sorrows atid extend help in your mis
fortunes j as the home town news
. paper. ,- v . - . " '
Everybody is expected to subscribe
for his home paper during the week
of November .7-12 which is to be
known as "Subscribe for your home
. town paper week," If already a sub
scriber you are expected to pay up
your subscription. , Boost yourvhome
town and county by subscribing foi
your home town paper. Extension
News Service, University of Tennes
Of interest not only to Presbyte
rians but membersof other denomi
nations is the announcement that
members of the laymen's missionary
movement of the Southern ' Presby
terian Church will take an' active
part in some of the items on the pro
gressive program. It has been de
cided to make use of the four-minute
men of the movement in presenting;
Tithing, in December; the. Use of the
Famiyl Altar, in January; the Byery
Member Canvass, in Marcy, and the
Call to the Ministry, in August.
The laymen's missionary move
ment has grown rapidly within the
past two years. : It organized for
the purpose of doing rauwi of "the
work heretofore devolving on the
ministers; and working with the
ministers. It has accomplished a
great deal There are now over thir
ty of these associations over the en
tire South, and others are being or
ganized as rapidly as possible.
The j officers and executive com
mittee consist of the following: Chas.
A. Rowland,1 Athens, Ga., chairman;
J. P. McCallie, Chattanooga, Tenn.,
vice chairman; Dr. M. H. Hull, At
lanta, Ga., recording secretary; F. TT.
McEntire, Athens, Ga., treasurer;
F. L. Slaymaker, Athens, Ga:, secre
tary; A.. J. A. Alexander, Spring Sta
tion KV. : IT. R. Arbuckle. Davidson.
" N. C; Jno. W. Friend, Jr., Petera-J
burg, Va.; J. Allen Graham, ureeu
vllle, S. C.J'J. Nat. Harrison, Peters
burg, Va.; Jas. Lewis Howe, vexing
ton, Va.; Rutherford Lapsiey, An
niston. Ala. ; . Wm. J. Martin, David
son, N. C; A. D. Mason, Memphis,
Tenn. J. R. McCain, Decatur, Ga.;
W. S. McClanahan. RoanoXe, Va. ;
C. T. Paxon, Jacksonville, Fla.; A. R.
Phillips, New York City; E.H.'Schar
ringhaus, Knoxvillo, Tens.; J. Hart
Sibley, Union Point, Ga.; J. B. Spill
man, Columbia, S. C; W. A. Watt,
Thomasville, . Ga.
WAR SECRETARY REVIEWS
CASE OF OBION MAN
' Washington, Oct. 19. The deter
mined action of Senator Kenneth Mc
Kellar and his personal appeal to
Secretary of War Weeks Wednesday,
v.ill, It is believed, go far to ratify a
grave injustice done .by an army
court-martial to Carl J. Bryan, a
Tennessee soldier, whose home is at
McConncll, Obion County. Ho is un
der life sentence in the Federal pen
itentiary at Fort Leavenworth on a
charge of murder, committed at
Renz, near Coblenz, Germany, al
hough the record of the court-mar-1
does not contain a scintilla of
evidence to show implication of Bry
an. Together with four other soldiers,
Privates Odell, Yangilder, Young
blood and Richardson, Byran was
convicted of killing an English ex
officer, which occurred June 20,
1920, during a brawl. Bryan a sol
dier in the army of occupation, sub
mitted a perfect alibi, showing he
was at a place seven miles from the
scene of the fight at the time it oc
curred. Notwithstanding this he was
convicted, although none of the wit
nesses was able to Identify him as
one cf the participants in the row.
SKELETON AND THE LADY ,
OR THE FUTURE UNION CITY
Dr. Oliver's Illustrated Lecture the
The present and future of Union
City was presented in a symbolic
manner by Dr. Oliver, of the Oliver
Cobb Drug( Co., at the meeting of the
Lions last Tuesday at the Forrester
quarters on Washington street. 4 The
present was in the form of a human
skeleton and the future in one of the
handsomely draped female forms
used in window displays. One rep
resented What the Lions had to work
on, the other the possibilities in the
hands of the club with properly di
Some discussion was held of a lo
cal Legion celebration soon to be held
in Union City, and the preliminaries
of organzation for that purpose.
The queston of a location for the
Cumberland Presbyterian Seminary,
a literary and theological school :o
be established by that denomination,
was discussed and deferrud for future
action at a mass meeting.
, The membership campaign is still
in the process of formation and the
Lions expect to do some real things
when they get thru with it.
Must Have, Average Price Harmony.
President J. R. Howaro, s of; the
American Farm' Bureau Federation,
has exceedingly sound ideas regard
ing the return of national prosperity.
Mr. Howard has little patience with
the bankers and papers tliat are con
tinually crying that we are fast Get
ting back to good times. At the re
cent implement dealers' convention
Mr. Howard declared that "optimists
were continually saying the bottom
has been reached, that things were
on the upgrade, that markets are re
covering, put this is an attempt to
create psychological optimism' which
up to the present time has proved to
bo naught but a will o' the wisp.
Prosperity will not return until a
stable price level has been reached
and the farmer's buying power re
The bankers an J the city dailies
may kid themselves and others into
believing that wo are all set for prosperity-in-high
but they would do
better to present the real facts to
their clients and readers and thus aid
in a general readjustment and nor
mal price relationship.
-In other words, as Mr. Howard
suggest,:;, how can we expect all in
dustries to keep busy and make mon
ey when the farmer, the largest sin
gle purchasing class in the country,
is force'J-lo sell what he produces at
prices back to pre-war levels, while
he is in turn compelled to pay half
again or double pre-war prices for
what he buys.
How can we expect prosperity and
normal conditions of industry and
living when some of us can't, get a
Job at any price in order to provide
broad, and others safely heeled in
positions are getting double or treble
the pre-war otipend. How can we
expect normal activities when many
of us out of work or with or without
wages deflated to pre-war level3, are
compelled to pay 100 per cent more
for coal and 100 to 200 per cent more
for rent than prior, to the war.
Whether the ultimate price basis
will settle clone to pre-war levels on
an average or ascend to a definitely
higher plane, we are unable to say.
One man's guess is as good as anoth
er's when it comes to this subject. , It
is certain, however, that whatever
the final level, there must be general
average price harmony between all
commodities before we attain what
the optimists will soon be at hand
general prosperity. . ,
The immortal Lincoln declared
that no State could exist half slave
and half free. . Neither can .good
times exist with half the industries
deflated ' and half deflaied. Stock
Reporter. " ; '
Mr. Howard Miles and Miss Esther
Voght, Murphysboro and : Campbell
Hill, Ill.j, respectively were married
in Union City Tuesday morning, the
25th inst., at the parsonage, Rev.
E. M. Mathi3 officiating.'
UNION CITY HIGH
GAME AT FULTON
High School Defeats Carr Institute.
The fast team from the High
School went over to Fulton last Fri
day and won rather handily In a
hard-fought game by a score of 13
to 0. The game was hard fought
throughout and it was anybody's
game until the final whistle was
In the first quarter the ball was ad
vanced to the twenty-five yard line
by the Union City team when Jordan
made the touchdown on an off-tackle
play. This ended tho scoring until
the final period. During the second
and third quarter the ball was see
sawed backwards and forwards in
mid-field. Fulton was held several
times for downs and was forced to
play a punting game. On one oc
casion Callicott caught the ball on
Union City's ten yard line and made
a brilliant run of forty yards before
he was downed. The fourth quarter
vas as. pretty a battle as one could
wish for. In the last three minutes
of play Union City advanced the ball
to Fulton's eight-yard line by a se
ries of passes. Jordan was again
called on and went over the line On
a short end run Just as time was up.
There was considerable argument as
to whether tho score counted as their
timekeeper argued that (ho called
time before the play was started, but
nevertheless the referee did not blow
his whistle. The rule is that when
once a play is started it has to be
completed. That being the case Un
ion City was entitled to the last
Jordan played a good game at half
making several long gains on end run
scores fnd scoring both Union City's
touchdowns. Heppner repeatedly
broko up their interference and got
the runner behind the line of scrim
mage. Callicott featured by his long
return on a punt and .byplaying -his
uijuhl' brilliant game at quarter.
Cravens alternated as referee and
The ?ame two teams meet again on
Union City's field next Friday, the
28th. This v111 be one of the best
games that haa been played on our
field this year. Judging from the
number of cars that went to Fulton
to witness the game, and trie unpre
cedented interest that has been tak
en a good crowd Is expected out. The
game will start promptly at 3:30
C. P. Church Notes.
Sunday school, 9:45 o'clock.
Morning and evening worship at
the usual hours. Sormon by the pas
tor. Junior Christian Endeavor, 3 p.m.
The Juniors are having some delight
ful treats planned for them. Your
child Is missing a- wonderful training
if it isn't a member. "T
Senior Christian Endeavor 6:30
o'clock. Topic: "How Can We Apply
the Golden' Rule To-day." Matt. 7-12.
Misses Vieva Roper, Nell Bond. and
Bernlce Lovelace returned from the
State Christian Endeavor Convention
last Monday ful of enthusiasm for
Christian Endeavor. Miss' Roper was
a member of the State Executive
Over four hundred delegates at
tended the convention and Union
City was kept constantly before the
convention, losing to Knoxville ' for
the 1922 convention only by the fact
that the . All South ' Christian En
deavor Convention1' will be held In
Hot Springs, Ark., July 1922.
A large crowd heard the returning
delegates last Sunday in an "Echo
Meeting." A large delegation of
young people from the Bethlehem
Christian Endeavor Society was
present to hear the excellent report
of the delegates. We hope that they
will visit us often.
The pastor has been in McKenzie
for the past two weeks where he has
held a very successful revival.
Rev. J. L. Hudgins, beloved by the
entire town preached at the regular
hours Sunday. He is always a wel
come visitor. Rev. Hudgins will re
sume the editorial work of the Cum
berland Presbyterian, which he has
so successfully edited in the past.
If you want flowers call Met
calfe's Greenhouse, either phone at
laundry, and you will not only get
what you want, but at a reasonable
price from the grower to the pur
Mother, 90, at Grave.
Bells, Tenn., Oct 18. At the
grave of the Rev. Henry Guest, of
Gadsden, where he was buried to
day, vs3 his mother, Mrs. John Key,
90 years or age. Services were con
ducted by the Rev. Mr. Mcore and
the Rev. Mr. Mann.
The Rev. Mr, Guest, 63 years old,
died Monday at his home near Gads
den following a brief illness.. He was
a Meth6dist pastor for many years.
He is survived by his mother, his
wife and four children.
PERFECT PACKING CAMPAIGN.
Rail and Express Companies Are
A nation-wide "Perfect Package"
movement will be conducted by the
railroads and the express carriers of
the Uni'ed States and Canada, during
het month of November, which will
be known as "Perfect Package
Month." The shipping public of this
city will be asked to co-operate in the
During ' November, the railroads
and express companies will examine
the condition of all freight and ex
press shipments and record the faults
of shipments which do not come up
to the general classification of
"Perfect Packages." Special report
blanks for freight and express will
be made out for every shipment that
Is found wanting in some uetail of
good shipping, and these reports will
be sent to the shippers of the pack
ages. A great many shippers by railroad
or express lose costs of articles
shipped because the packages are bad
ly marked or poorly packed. This
campaign is to teach shippers how
to eliminate many of these troubles.
i The Girls' Athletic Association of
U. C. H. S. had a very interesting
and entertaining "stunt night" Fri
day, Oct. 21. The unique program was
enjoyed by all present. The girls
1. The Three-Act Tragedy of the
""2.-S6h-by ,evi ' Jordan.'
3. Pantomime of Village Black
smith. 4. Reading by Elizabeth Lovelace.
, 5. Chorus, "Wait Till We Get
Them Out on the Court, Girls."'
6. Athletic Wedding Miss JEs
thetic Dancing to Mr. Gymnasium.
7. Reading by Inez Johnson.
8. Chorus, "The Fighting Blues."
A box supper will be given at the
Rives High School Auditorium Fri
day evening, Oct. 28, and every man,
woman and child for twenty miles is
cordially invited to be present.
Every woman and girl must bring
Every man and boy must buy a
box. , .- ,
A cake will be sold to "the highest
bidder. , ; .
A prize will be given to boy paying
the moat for a box. '
A prize will be given to the pret
Plenty of amusement for all.
All Day Meeting.
Community Pride Improvement
Association will meet Saturday, Oc
tober 5 for an all-day meeting. Ev
erybody should bring dinner. The
following is the program:
1. Shade trees will be set out on
the school ground.
2. An important business meeting.
3. Superintendent IJams, of .Jack
son, will make an address.
4. Basket ball and foot ball games.
We hope every patron and every
citizen of the district will be present.
Everybody interested in our work is
C. F. FOWLER.
Miss Phebus to Be Duchess.
Miss Helen Phebus has ; been
chosen by the president and directors
of the Texas Cotton Palace Associa
tion to represent Eastland as Duchess
at the coronation at- the Cotton
Palace on October 25. She will leave
this city Friday morning for Dallas
and from there she will go to Waco.
Miss Ina Mantooth, of Lufkin, will
be Mi3S Phebus' maid of honor and
Mrs. Agnes Sanders, of Eastland, will
Miss Helen Phebus will be remem
bered es the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. L. Phebu3, who moved to
Fort Worth, Texas, some twelve
years ago. She is the granddaughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Phebus, Sr.,
of this city. '
F. O. B. Detroit
With Starter mnii DmmmantabU Rim
THE Ford car is so simple in
construction,, so dependable in its
action, so easy to operate and handle
that almost anybody and everybody
can safely drive it. -
The Ford Coupe, permanently enclosed
with sliding glass windows, is cozy,
and roomy modest and refined a car
that you, your wife or daughter will be
proud to own and drive.
And of course it has all the Ford econ- ,
'oiriies of operation and maintenance.
Call and look over the Ford Coupe.
Reasonably prompt delivery can be
made if you order at once.
R. H. RUST
Authorized Ford Dealer Phone 400
Union City, Tenn. .
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High Glass Photo Play;
Monday, Oct. 31
A George Melford Production
"THE FAITH HEALER"
A Mighty Drama
that floods the heart with light and soothes the soul
LIKE A PRAYER
NOTE: Elsewhere you will see
this picture advertised 10c and 35c.
I have decided to give you this
picture for only 1 0c and 25c. Ev
ery man, woman and child should
see this picture, it will do your heart ;
and soul a wonderful lot of good.-
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