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DENTIST Over Wetaman'ss Hardware Store Union City, Tenn. Telephones Office 144; Residence 5 9 5-J DK. E. M. LONG DENTIST Over Wehman'"' ' vdware Store Unto y, Tenn. Telephones Office 144; Residence 595-J MMERCIA Union Cit, Commercial.uMi.hljCoIlMlldated8eI(t,Inberl.1M7 UNION CITY, TENN., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16,1921. .WetTenneie Courier. eitabliBhed 1897 I ' VOL. 32, NO. 38 Co Inllb UELtUAIt5 Mttl OFFICERS OF ROAD Seek Service Similar to That Given for Thirty Yean Prior to 1918. following a conference Thursday ffttVnoon between the management of the N., C. & St. L. Railway and . delegation of representative citizens from Union City, Hickman, Ky., and Nashville, the matter of reinstating daily train each way between Hollow Rock and Hickman was placed in the hands of the traffic department of the road for further Investigation. - M x ...... t ktiatnAfll Tne OUl-Oi-iOwn grimy ui n who conferred with General Manacr W. P. Bruce on the subject composed Major J. C. Burdick, Jr H. M. Oliver, Hugh Smith, H. A Bransford, Sam Bratton, all of Union City, and C. L. Walker, of Hickman Ky. The Nashville men who attend ed the conference and boosted the re rtf thA train, were Mayor Ilioiatviuvu v v. mv j Felix Wilson, Charles S. Martin president of the Nashville . Traffic Bureau; Vernon Tupper, president of the Chamber of Commerce; J. H. Cor bett, secretary of the State Railroad 'and Public Utilities Commission; T M. Henderson, commissioner of the ' TJonhviiiB Traffic Bureau: Walter Clarke, secretaTy-treasurer of Phil lips & Buttorff Manufacturing Com , pany; George Farmer, assistant cash r of Fourth and First National Bank; Green Benton, Ed F. Nenon R. E. Porter, Lee Douglas, Ivo Glenn and John R. Jackson. The train referred to was operated between Hollow Rock and Hickman for 30 years prior to 1918, when the service was eliminated to curtail ex penses. The delegation from Union City and Hickman claimed to Mr, Bruce that no direct connections are made at Hollfiw Rock now, thereby placing that section one day further from Nashville. . ThA moTmcpmpnt ia asked to D.aCG a train reaching Hallow' Rock from Hickman at about 7 a.m.; to meet the Memphis train moving to Nash villfj and to authorize a retyrn train at 11 a.m. to Hickman, following the arrival of the Memphis train coming from Nashville. In this way, it Is argued business men of that territory may come to Nashville and return home within the passing 24 hours. At present, however, three days are required to mako the trip on account of the poor connection at Hollow Rock. According". to figures presented to Mr. Bruce, Nashville is farther away from towns between Hollow Rock and, Hickman, in the matter of length of time necessary to make connec tions, than St. Souis, Cincinnati or Louisville. BIG TIME DIFFERENCE. It was stated that these towns are only eight hours from St. Louis, 12 hours from Cincinnati, 12 hours frcm Louisville and 36 hours from Nashville. Thi3 means, they stated, that the other cities will get the bus iness. One of the delegates said that if two identical orders were sent at tha same time from Union City to Nash ville and St. Louis, 'respectively, the latter would be received, filled, pack ed and ready for shipment before the aVrmer had been Opened. Orders to St. Louis move over the Mobile & Ohio or the Illinois Central Railroad It takes 36 hours to place an order on the receiving clerk's desk in Nash ville. The reinstatement of the trains would brine Nashville into closer touch with at least six additiona! counties, it was said, as follows: Car roll, Gibson, Weakley, Dyer, Obion, Lake and Fulton County, Kentucky. It was specifically pointed out by the men that such service is partic ularly needed by -the live stock ship pers. Since the trains were taken oil in 1918 the Union Stock Yards has been (Organized in Nashville. Conse quently this city has come into the limelight as a live stock center, and therefore the number of shippers to this city has increased proportionate ly. It was argued that shippers wish to go in person to the city to which they' have sent live stck. However, it was said, under the. pr ent conditions, three days time must be spent to make such a trip to Nash ville. , ' So anxious are tne business men for the new trains that they ex pressed a willingness to do without a part of the present service to secure it. -There are at present two trains each way during the day between Hickman and Hollow Rock. The cost of operation, including la bor, fuel, station expenses, etc., is es timated at $2000 a .month. Nash ville Tennessean. A decision on the matter of rein stating certain trains between Hick man and Hollow Rock, as urged Thursday afternoon by a delegation of citizens from that section, will probably not be made for thirty days, it was said Friday by officials of the Nashville. Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway. The question, which was placed in charge of the traffic department for investigation, will have to be thresh ed out 'n detail before a final decision is made, it was said. Whether or not the amount of patronage which is offered by the cit izens of the Hickman route justifies the operation of an additional pas senger service is the principal ques tion to.be considered, according to officials of the road. Nashville Ten ntssean. in as to BASKETBALL BATTLE ROYAL TEST PROWESS AND SKILL Champions of Game Grapple on Local Gridiron. One of the most interesting and exciting games that the Union City people have had the opportunity of witnessing was played in the Gym nasium Friday night. Union City should be proud of the fact that her Higli School team succeeded in defeating a university team, altho the latter gave them a hard fight The Union - University girls from Jackson have an excellent team, and one of the cleanest and fairest teams in the State. Altho the U. C. H. S, girls succeeded in caging the first Koal. the University girls followed it immediately. This continued dur ing the entire first half, both sides keeping the score almost even. l3ut during the last half, thru the excel lent ability of Miss Chilcoat, from Jackson, to find the basket when she obtained the ball, Jackson succeeded in piling up many scores against the High School girls. For a time it seemed that Jackson would be the winner, for the Union City forwards were unable to cage any goal altho the ball was constantly in their ter ritory. However, during the fourth quarter, thru the excellent ability of Bernice Flack to secure the ball and deliver it to her forwards, Union City climbed up until Jackson was only one point ahead. In the last second of play Union City caged a goal, making the score stand 18 to 17 in her favor. . Thi3 is the fourth consecutive victory of the Union City High School team. ISAACS IN NEW OFFICE. Former Union City Boy Assistant Director Textile Division. Washington, Dec. 10. Ward T. Pickard, director of the textile di vision, Department of Commerce, has announced that C. G. Isaacs, formerly textile expert with the War Depart ment, has assumed duties as assistant director of the textile division. Mr. Isaacs, who is a Union City Tenn., boy, was for some time textile expert with the office of the director of sales, War Department, and aided the government in disposition of its surplus stocks of textiles and cloth ing. Duringjthe war he was engaged in the testingAnd analysis of balloon fabrics for the signal corps. Previous to that he was witbhe Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Mr. Isaacs i3 a gradu ate of the Georgia School of Tech nology Mr. Isaacs will be general assistant of the textile division, with special supervision over the cottou piece goods and knitted goods. Diedin Florida. News of the death of an old Obion County citizen, Mr. Witt Morris, reached Union City last Friday. With his family Mr. Morris left this coun ty sixteen years ago and located at Clearwater, Fla. He had not en Joyed good health for some months. He was born and reared near Polk and was about sixty-four years of age." He leaves a wife and two chil dren and two brothers. The brothers are Mr.: I. P. Morris, of this city, and Mr. John Morris, of near Troy. He was a good man and hi3 death is re gretted by a large 'number of old time friends and acquaintances in this county. J G. T. TAYLOR BANK RUPT FILES PETITION Action of Candidate for Postmaster is Voluntary. G. T., or as more commonly known, G. Tom Taylor, of Memphis, promi nent Mississippi and Missouri planter and one of the Republican candidates for postmaster in this city, and a for mer postmaster at Union City. Tenn yesterday filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy in Federal Court this city. Secured liabilities are given $372,736.67, but out of this amount the petition states that there is to be taken the sum of $353,000 repre senting encumbrances subj ect which property has been sold, and is therefore to be paid by the owner and is not shown as assets of the pelitioner. This would leave the net total of secured indebtedness $19,736.67. The unsecured liabilities are placed at $52,265.51, or $72,002.1 for both secured and unsecured. A3 sets are given at $184,500, part of which U represented by encumbered realty and part by iptet deed notes of property sold. Among listed secured credUor3 are thu Union Motor Car Company, $2,000, title being retained by the company to a Jordan car; the Max well Investment Company of this city, $50,000, secured by trust deed on plantation known as Vanderburg place, located in Quitman County Mississippi, containing 1,418 acres sold to Bob I. Taylor, subject to in debtedness; Miss Kate Shapiro, Mem phis, $5,300, secured by trust deed on Barham place, plantation located in Panola County, Mississippi, con taining 354 acres; Rainer & Connell Company, Memphis, $41,000, secured by trust deed on Vanderburg place also chattel deed on stock, tools and cotton on that place; also chattel mortgage on crop on Barham place Vanderburg place and stock and crops sold to Bob I. Taylor, subject to this mortgage; Planters' Bank Clafksdale, Miss., $60,000, secured by trust deed on Sarah and Barham places and chattel trust deed on stock, implements and crops on Sarah place, which place with stock and implements, was sold to Bob I. Tay lor, subject to this mortgage; Ward Coppedge Company, Caruthersvillfi, Mo., $2,000, secured by trust deed on gin at Hayti, Mo., said gin sold to Wood Taylor, subject to indebted ness; Prudential Insurance Company of Newark, N. J., $45,000, secured by trust deed of Alfalfa Farms Com pany, in favor of Prudential Insur ance Company, on place called the Hayti place, in Pemiscot County, Missouri, containing 1,675 acres and sold to Wood Taylor, subject to this encumbrance;' Alfalfa FarmB Company, Hayti, Mo., $150,000, se cured by trust deed on Hayti place, sold to Wood Taylor, subject to thi3 encumbrance. , UNSECURED CREDITORS. Among the larger unsecured S. E. ac count attorney fees; D. B. Puryear, MemDhis. attorney fees. $800. not iw eluding suit against Stone & Shelti, et al. ; H. E. Graper, Lexington, Tenn., $200, indorsement On note; trustee in bankruptcy, Cadillac Motor Car Company, suit in Chancery of bankrupt claim of indebtedness, $2, 000; Continental Gin Company, Memphis, $4,000; Security Bank and Trust Company, Memphis, $350; Shippers Cotton Company, Memphis, $10,000; Peoples Bank and Trust Company, Memphis, $4,500; Miss Kate Shapiro, Memphis, $424; Ma- lone & Hyde, Memphis, $3,000; Jno. C. Flautt, Memphis, $300; Caruthers Shoe Company, Memphis, $400; John A. Denie'3 Sens Company, $350; Crane & Co., Memphis, $300; Arm strong Furniture Company, Memphis. $200; W. N. Sloan, Memphis, Julius Levy Sons Company, MemphWj $700; Wm. R. Moore Dry Goods c- mpany, Memphis,! $300; Scheibler & Co., Memphia, $400. In addition to those there are numerous creditors in St. Louis, Chicago, New York, Baltimore and other cities for merchandise of various sorts. . Among claims having priority un der the law are taxe3 due in Panola County of $500 for current year, taxes auo in Pemiscot County, amount not given, and $525 salary due N. M. Taylor and Harry Kahn, of Hayti, Mo., for three months. creditors are the following: Murray, Memphis, $200, open Included in the assets are the fol lowing items: Real estate, Barham place, Panola County, Miss., esti mated value, $25,000; on this place is indebtedness of $5,300 to Miss Kate Shapiro, mado in December, 1918, and $60,000 to Planters Bank, of Clarksdale, Miss., made in Febru ary, 1921; warehouse and lot at Crenshaw, Miss., estimated valuation, $4,000, on which is due $1,650 to Wm. R. Moore Dry Goods Company, and $400 to Stratton-Warren Hard ware Company, Memphis, and at tached by the Merchants and Farm era Bank of Crenehaw, Miss.; store house and lot at Hayti, Mo., esti mated valuation $4,000, on which is trust deed to Sanders for purchase money, of date January, 1921, for $4,000. Included in the personal property Itemization are notes of J. D. Stone, A. B. Shelion. J. J. Brite, Wm. Robb and W. C. Robb, for $128,000, ouit for payment of which has been en tered; note of Wood Taylor for $24, 500 to secure trust deed on Hayti place; note of Bob I. Taylor for $15,- 000 to secure trust deed on Sarah place, and note of Bob I. Taylor for $15,000 to secure trust deed on Van derburg place. , Stock in trade of merchandise business of G. T Taylor, at Hayti, Mo., $10,000; Jordan automobile, secured by title retained in process of foreclosure. $2,000. Memphis Commercial Ap peal. - ' AUSTIN PEAY TURNS DOWN THE HANNAH CHALLENGE Joint Debate Would Benefit Nobody Clarksville'Man Says. Clarksvllle, Tenn., Dec. 8. Austin Peay, candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor, to-day re plied to Gen. Harvey H. Hannah, de clining the latter's Invitation to a Joint debate. Mr. Peay's' letter fol lows: lDear General Hannah 1 thank you for your courteous letter of yes terday. My candidacy for Governor is solely directed to the relief of the people from burdensome taxation, and to a business administration in simplicity and economy of all insti tutions and affairs of the State. These are not matters for the fustian and rivalry of political debate. My views and plans for this needed re lief can best be presented to the peo ple in plain and uninterrupted dis cussion. "Permit me to say that the course you suggest, in my judgment, would benefit nobody, but on1 exploit our selves, and be fatal tJ1 party harmony and success. Hence, I decline the suggestion. With assurance of high esteem and my personal .regard for you, I remain, respectfully, "AUSTIN PEAY." COMMUNITY PRIDE. Mr. Wilson Baker and family have moved to their farm near Obion. Thise takes several pupils from us and wo regret to lose them. They take our kindest wishes to their new home. Mr. Fowler toook several of the boys to see the Rives-Troy basket ball game at Rives last Friday. Our boys are arranging their own court this week and are getting ready to play. Church services at Beech were well attended last Sunday; services on second and fourth Sundays. All are cordially invited to these and all other services. Week before last our girls went to Dixie, both first and second teams, add took two games, scores being 22-11 and 8-1, respectively. Dixie plays a good , clean game and- we enjoy going there. ' mat Death of Mrs. J. T. Chiles.. Thursday morning at 10 o'clock Mrs. J. T. Chiles breathed her last She had been a sufferer for some time and o1'"" -recently was operated on for lies. On her return , the 'her ultimate recovery was question of doubt, though she seemed to show improvement until Wednesday when she suffered a hem orrhage, and another Thursday took her away. Mrs. Chiles was Mrs. Willie Bob- bitt when she married Mr. Chiles. She was, at the time of her death, about 5 years of age. She leaves no childre's Funeral I "icea were conducted at the family Jiidence by Rev. U.- S. McCaslin, and the remains taken to Union City for interment.- Obiou County Enterprise. . t COUNTY TEACHERS HAVE FINE MEETING Meeting of the Obion County Teach ers' Association at Cloverdale. The meeting of the Obion County Teachers' Association at Cloverdale on Dec. 3 was a most satisfactory success from the point of instruc tion and community interest. There was a full audience and the parents of the Cloverdale and adjoining com munities showed keen interest by their attendance and attention. The devotional was conducted by Rev. A. B. Walker.. Prof. B. F. Fos ter made some thoughtful remarks on "First Grade Work in Rural Schools," and the audience was de lightfully entertained with a violin and vocal duet by Rev. and Mrs. B. A. Walker. All these who are interested in "How to Organize and Conduct a Parent-Teachers' Association" missed some very valuable and practical thoughts and idea3 in not "hearing Prof. C. F. Fowler and Prof. C. D. Hilliard cn this topic. Both of these gentlemen have bad quite a bit of experience in this work and they brought a good message on the topic. At the business meeting the place rnd time of the next program was fixed at Cunningham School, in Civil District Number Nine, in the southwest-corner of the county, for Jan. 14, 1922. This is the most distant school from Unicn City, and that community will show the teachers of the county a most delightful enter tainment. Prof. C. B. Ijama spoke after the business session and as usual gave his audience somo real profitable thoughts to consiie:. He always brings a thoughtful message to his hearers. He told of the advantages of the county unit system and the advantages of consolidation. The County Superintendent made a few remarks relativo to .the asso ciation and the Fchot Is. He said that a real livo and aggressive County Teachers' Association would be a most potent factor in building up the educational integrity oi the county and in giving educational incentive. He said fiat the schools and the chil dren of Obion County belong to the people of Obion County and that the people had the unquestioned right to say what kind of schools they would have; that it was their prov ince to aay whether they would swing far ahead in some lines and let the school situation stand stationary. with old buildings in some places. that are less sijlitly than stock barns, with inadequate) seating capacity be cause every possible dollar has to be saved to have a: short term without sufficient equipment. . The association was most agree ably entertained wit"h a reading by Mrs. Oma Lightfoot. There are 174 teachers teaching in the public f.nd private schools of Obion County this year. Of the 174 there have been enrolled 35 in the County and State Teachers' Associa tion, or 20.1 per cent; at the three meetings of the Obion County Teach ers' Association there has been an average attendance of 46 teachers, or 26.4 per cent; there have been 98 different teachers who have at tended somo one of the three meet ings, or 56.5 per cent; 10 teachers have attended all three of the meet ings, 22 two of the meetings, and 66 one of the meetings. Will the 139 teachers who have not enrolled make the association a Christmas present by sending an enrollment fee of $1.50 to Miss came howcii, Treasurer, or to B. A. Vaughn? Thja. will ad mit you into the County and State Association and you will receive the State Bulletin. The best is the cheapest in' coal. CaP. 150. ' t' -t THE UNIVERSAL CAR C " 'AT, A i Sedan $660 P. O. B. Dttnii ' With Startwrmnd JmmetmtmUm Mm- Genuine Common Sense Many Ford owners can afford to own and oper ate any car they may choose, but they prefer a Ford 'Secaase it is a Ford," For "because it is a Ford" means dependability, ease of operation, efficiency and it means sure, quick transportation. And "because it is a Ford" means good taste, pride of ownership and genuine Common Sense.- The Ford Sedan, a closed car of distinction, beauty . and convenience, is the ideal all year 'round car, for pleasure or business for the farm, town or' city. It gives you all that any car can give at a much lower cost for operation and maintenance, Ford Cars of all types are in great demand, so place your order at once if you wish to avoid delay in delivery. ; ' R. H. BUST ; f Authorized Ford Dealer. . Phone 400 :.' ' UNION CITY, TENN. . - .' "