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Over Wetaman'ss Hardware Store
Union City, Tenn.
Office 144; Residence 5 9 5-J
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Unto y, Tenn.
Office 144; Residence 595-J
Union Cit, Commercial.uMi.hljCoIlMlldated8eI(t,Inberl.1M7 UNION CITY, TENN., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16,1921.
.WetTenneie Courier. eitabliBhed 1897 I '
VOL. 32, NO. 38
UELtUAIt5 Mttl
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Champions of Game Grapple on Local
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.
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
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
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. ,
Among the larger unsecured
S. E.
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
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. - '
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
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
"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,
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
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. '
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
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
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. '
C " 'AT,
Sedan $660
P. O. B. Dttnii
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ease of operation, efficiency and it means sure,
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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. ; '
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f Authorized Ford Dealer. . Phone 400 :.' '
UNION CITY, TENN. . - .' "

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