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DR. E. M. LOXu
Over WehmanVs Hardware Store
Union City. Tenn.
Office 144; Residence 6 9 5-J
Over Wehman's Hardware Store
Union City, Tenn.
Office 144; Residence 5 9 5-J
VOL. 32, NO. 39
Colon City Commercial. eUblUhed 1W CoMolidate4 September 1.1M
West Tennessee Courier. established 1897
District Attorney, Gen. Tho. 0. Mor
ris, Addresses Citizens.
At Jimmie'B Playhouse last Sun
rtuT afternoon Gen. Thos. O. Morris
appeared on the platform as one of
the speakers In a series of Sunday
afternoon meetings promoted for the
benefit of the people of Union City
who find some leisure to devote to
the problems of the day.
Mr. Morris, who has been in the
service of this Judicial District for a
number of years as prosecuting at
torney, chose the subject, of crime,
First he found that a great many
people talk and write of crime who
do not fcnow anything about It.
They've had no experienco with
criminals end shoot very wide of the
Criminal conditions are growing
more serious, Mr. Morris stated, and
he proceeded to talk more particular
lv about his district. In some of the
counties of the district eyime has in
creased twofold and more. Making
comparisons, Mr. Morris said that
some time back Obion County stood
fifth, at that time having a greater
criminal record than four of the oth
er counties. These conditions have
, 'Improved until Obion County has
taken second place for having elim
inated a greater percentage of crime
Mr. Morris then proceeded to speak
about the Juries and the officers of
the law in connection with the fact
that they are criticised tor being in
league with criminalsthe juries are
packed and the officers are partners
In crime. This is a mistake, says
Mr. Morris. Once in a very great
while a man will get on the jury to
defeat Juatico, but very seldom only
-As for the officers standing in with
moonshiners and criminals this is an
' other popular fallacy. It is a mistake
tice. Tho officer has enough trouble
without this, but it is too often the
Proceeding Mr. Morris took the
ground that it is not hard to detect
murder, larceny, arson, but very dif
ficult indeed to detect the moon
shiner and the bootlegger. In the
first place It is not against the laws
of Tennessee to make whiskey, but
it is an offense to carry it about and
the bootlegger must be found guilty
of transporting and selling liquor,
me moonsuiner can mane au ue
wants unless, the Federal officers take
the matter in charge. It is against
the Federal statutes to manufacture
whiskey as a beverage. The great
trouble in apprehending the bootleg
ger is the fact that he is protected in
the practico by tho man who buys
the liquor. This man will go before
the grand Jury and refuse to tell the
truth an1 thoreby the bootlegger Is
in no dancer. Says Mr. Morris sev
enteen men out of twenty will lie to
tho grand Jury abo:it buying whis
key, and then when an indictment is
found the witnesses will leave the
State. , So you see it is not the de
linquency of tho officer but the man
who buys and drink3 "white mule."
These are the facts, Mr. Morris
states, and he knovs. Mr. Morris
says that ore of the smaller counties
of his circuit la now infested witlh
more crime than any of the others.
There ara more moonshiners and
criminals there than anywhere else
in his circuit. , Whiskey made with
Merry War Lye and mean enough to
kill is made in abundance in that
county. It did sell for ten dollars a
quart, but for fear of Federal officers
enforcing tho law and putting them
out of business the price has been re
duced to two dollars a quart .
Winding up the address, Mr. Mor
ris made the statement that phohi
biiion is not. a failure, but the day
will come when there will be no
wnisKey made in tne united states
and prohibition will become a reality.
A very large crowd heard the ad
dress with interest and attention.
The Purple Tornado of the Union
City High School had one of the most
successful seasons it has ever had.
The year was started our right by
electing Joe Callicott captain. Aside
from the fact that Joe is one of the
headiest quarterbacks in High School
football circles he is always in the
fight and never quits fighting until
the last whistle has blown.
Too much praise cannot be given
to the wonderful line that was devel
oped by Coache3 Keiser and Williams.
It never weakened against the heavy
punging of such men as Wakefield,
the star of the Greenfield team, and
Klllibrew, the plunging fullback of
the South Fulton team. On right end
"Si Reynolds is a wonder, at receiving
passes, catching them from all posi
tions, and his defensive work against
Carr Institute was of the li;ghest or
der. Earl Smith, right tackle, could
always be counted on to open up a
hole big enough to drive a wagon
through. Pug White was as good a
man as could be found anywhere to
play alongside Smith and Reynolds.
The wonderful development of R. C.
Reynolds at center can be considered
little less than phenomenal (more
credit to our coaches). On the left
side of the line "Papa" Grissom and
Robert Bond played some of the best
games of their careers. The work
of Grissom at Fulton was one of the
outstanding features of tne game.
Robert Bond, who always believes in
giving the other fellow what he gives
sure did give a sample of his wares
against South Fulton. Earl Heppner
at left end, was one of the best
smashing halves seen in action in
many days on the High School foot
ball field. May, fullback, na Owens,
right half, could always be counted
on to make their share of yardage
through any line that was run up
against. Jordan, left halfback, played
the best season of his several football
years. He was always a ground gain
er on end runs and has the distinc
tion of making the highest number
of points for the season.
A complete list of the games played
is as follows:
September 23, at Newbern, the
football season wa3 opened and re
sulted in a 27 to 7 victory for Union
City. Touchdowns were made by
May. Jordan, Reynolds and Heppner,
Callicott kicked one goal and Jordan
22. .
Marvin University was defeated
here on Sept. 30 by a score of 33 to 3.
Jordan scored 3 touchdowns and
Reynolds 1 in this game. Joe's edu
cated toe served him well in this
game and he put 2 dropkicks through
the bars. Jordan kicked 4 goals.
In a half game played at Hickman
in a drizzling rain, Hickman was de
feated by a score of 56 to 0. If the
game had continued ior the full
length they would have had an add
ine machine to keep up with the
score. Jordan scored 3 touchdowns,
Callicott 1, Owens 3, and May 1
Jordan kicked 8 goals. '
On Oct 14 we ran up against a
team that was a little too far out of
our class. Greenfield cleaned us by
a score of 41 to 6. Despite the fact
of the large score it was one of the
hardest fought games that has ever
been played o nthe local flela. ureeu-
field players admitted that it was one
of the hardest games they had ever
played. We scored on them, which
is saying a lot more than Jackson
and several other teams aid. Joe
booted.hls third dropkick of the sea
son through and Brock was tackled
behind his own goal line for a safe
In a game that was tnruung irom
start to finish, played in Fulton
against Carr Institute on Oct. 21, the
final results were 13 to 0 in our fa
vor. Jordan scored both touchdowns
and Callicott kicked one goal. In a
return game played in Union City on
the 28th Carr was completely out
classed ' and the Purple Tornado
swept on to 32 . to O victory. Rey
nolds scored 3 touchdowns and Cal
licott 2. May kicked 1 goal and Cal
licott 1.
On Nov. 4 we were defeated for
the second time by South Fulton.
The fellows had an off-day and had
examinatins on the two preceding
days. The final score was 26 to 3.
Joe again saved the day by booting
dropkick through.
On Armistice Day wo defeated
Trimble by a score of 11 to 7. Rey
nolds scored one touchdown and Jor
dan one. Callicott kicked 2 goals and
his fifth dropkick of the season.
The Nov. 19 game was called off
by Murray and the Thanksgiving
game was called off on account of
rain. Trimble refused to 1lay on the
Early in the season a campaign
was inaugurated by which the team
might purchase uniforms and by the
hearty co-operation of our business
men we raised enough money to pur
chase pants and jerseys. We are
greatly indebted to "these men who
contributed to this fund, and espe
cially 60 to Mr. Boyd, who not only
gavefus a benefit picture but also ten
dollars of his own money. Hats off
to Mr. Boyd and to the citizens who
helped us in this campaign.
If there is any one man who de
serves credit for our wonderful show
ing it is Mr. Dean Keiser. . Mr. Keiser
was with us from start to finish this
year and only missed 3 days the
whole settson from being up to prac
tice. The team greatly, appreciates
Mr. Kciser's efforts In our behalf and
as an appreciation for his loyal sup
port gave him a brand new sweater.
Dixon Williams and Mr. Sheeley
were always with us whenever it was
possible and had a great ivifl aence
in the development of the team.
The slogan adopted by the basket
ball team is "WATCH OUR SMOKE."
Mr. Keiser and Mr. Sheeley are get
ting the fellows in fine shape and a
winning team is anticipated.
Dear Santa Claus: I am a little
girl five years old.. I want you to
bring me a doll, high chair, pocket
book and lots of fruit.
Your little girl,
- ' Iris Campbell.
Cost of Service from Hollow Rock to
Hickman, Etc.
In view of the public interest In
the addition of a night train to the
present service of two passenger
trains each way daily between Hol
low Rock junction and Hiclur.au,
Ky., I feel that your readers may
wish to know some of the factors
that must be considered by the Nash
ville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Rail
way in determining whether or not
this service can be added in fairness
to the patrons of the other divisions
of the railway and in accordance
with the terms of tho Transportation
Act of 1920 which provides that the
railway shall be operated "efficient
ly and economically."
The N., C. & St. L. Ry. is anxious
to serve every town on its line to the
best of its ability, and will always
be glad to offer such services as can
be operated without serious loss.
The General Manager of the road
has requested of the Traffic Depart
ment a thorough and complete sur
vey of the possibilities of the traffic
that might be developed by this ad
ditional train north of Hollow Rock
Junction, and if t'lls survey should
indicate that the service can be self
sustaining, the road stands ready to
offer it.
When this train was operated prior
to 1918, it was handled in connection
with the Nashville-Mempnis service
by way of McKenzie and the L. &
N. Railroad, the same crew which
handled the train from Nashville to
McKenzie taking it on to Hickman.
At that time tho total expense of the
service was little more than the cost
of fuel consumed between McKenzie
and Hickman, with such wear and
tear on the equipment and such ad
ditional night help at stations as was
Incidental to the service.
In 1918 the N., C. & St. L. Ry. be
gan to operate through service be
tween Nashville and MemphiB over
its own lines between Nashville and
Memphis over its own lines by way
of Jackson at night, thus giving
night train service to Jackson and
other populous West Tennessee
towns. The same crew now handles
the trains all the way from Nashville
to Memphis. A connecting service
from Hollow Rock Junction to Hick
man would necessitate an additional
Trains could be operated under the
conditions existing prior to 1918 at
about one-fourth of the present cost
of operation. . The Operating Depart
ment of the road estimates that the
service proposed would now cost not
less than two thousand dollars per
month actual out-of pocket expense.
Of tils amount about
this amount about 11,666.00
would be required for wages of an
actional crew and for fuel.
lt has been suggested that the res
toration of this train would add
enough additional revenue to pay for
this. During the month of August,
1917, before this train was discon
tinued, careful check of the business
handled between Hollow Rock Junc
tion and Hickman showed that It
amounted to less than $500.
In this connection a comparison of
the number of passengers carried on
the N., C. & St. L. system as a whole
with the number of passengers car
ried between all points north of Hol
low Rock Junction and Nashville
during three representative periods
of six months each, one before the
war, one during the war,1 and one
since the war, throws some light on
the question.. ,
During a six months period in
1915-16 there were 3,000 tickets sold
from all these stations to Nashville.
At that time there were three trains
daily. During the last six months
in 1917, which were also the last six
months during which the night train
was operated, there were 3,878 tick
ets sold, an increase of 44.55 per
cent over the pre-war period, and
11.86 per cent over the last six
months during which the night train
was operated,
Contrasted with this is the fact
that during the six months ending
in October, 1921, the number of
passengers handled on the whole sys
tem decreased 1.07 per cent as com
pared with the period during the
It has been further suggested that
the furnishing of a night train serv
ico on this division might be the
means of building up enough addi
tional freight, mail and express bus
iness between Nashville and the ter
ritory served as will in some measure
make up the deficit which would
have to be incurred in the operation
of the rain. - This possibmtwill be
carefully investigated and will re
ceive full consideration.,
-' If the results of this investigf tion
should prove favorable, the railway
will of course be glad to offer the ad
ditional service, for after all the rail
way profits by the building up of the
business of the communities which
it serves. Very truly yours,
Director of Public Relations.
C. P. Church Christmas Service.
Processional "Hark the Herald
Angels Sing."
Hymn "Oh, Little Town of Beth
lehem.' , Scripture. "
Hymn "Angels from the Realms
of Glory."
, "Hymn "Oh Come, All Ye Faith
Sermon by the pastor.
' Prayer of consecration.
Anthem '"Christ the Lord
Recessional "Silent Night."
. Benediction.
The choir1 16 voices.
Organist Miss Adams.
Pianist Miss Davidson.
Saxophone Mr. E. R. Adams.
"Blow, bugles of battle, marches of
East, west, north and south, let the
long quarrel cease;
Elng the song of great joy that the
angels began ;
Sing fft glory to God and of good will
to man."
Hymn "Hark, What Mean Those
Holy Voices."
Hymn "Joy to the World."
Sermon by the Pastor.
Anthem '"Glory in the Highest." .
We your committee' on resolutions,
beg to to make the following report:
We wish to thank the program
committee for the splendid program
arranged for the last meeting of the
Obion County Teachers' Association
held at Cloverdale on December 3,
1921, and to thank all who took part
in the program. Each number was
helpful and entertaining. Further
more, we wish to thank the teachers
and citizens of Cloverdale for the
substantial and pleasant manner in
which they entertained us on this oc
casion. Signed,
J. c. COX.
In Memoriam.
The angel of death has again en
tered the portals of Macedonia Bap
tist Church and taken one of her
most esteemed members, Brother J.
G. Primrose. While we feel most
keenly our loss, yet we know that
our loss is Heaven's gain.
We would not think of calling him
back, If we could, to endure the sor
rows and tribulations of this life,
when we know that he is happy and
free from earth's JHs,
Brother Primrose was born July
15, 1876. He professed faith In
Christ at the age of fifteen, and af
terwards united with Macedonia
Church. He had the. honor of deacon-
ship conferred upon him, also super
intendent of Sunday school.
He was married to Miss Delia By-
assee, of Dorena, Mo., July 16, 1900.
To this union were born two girls,
Lorena and Ersell. He is survived by
his widow and daughters.
He often spoke of dreading the
sting af death, but when the Death
Angel entered for his soul his last
words were: "Sweet Jesus!" His
soul winged its flight to the haven of
rest to await the coming of loved
ones and the church whlca he loved
so well. He will be missed through
out the community as a neighbor and
His heart was always burdened
with the success and upbuilding of
God's work. .He had been faithful
and true to his church and with Paul
could say "I have fought tne good
fight, I have finished my course, I
have kept the faith,, henceforth
there is laid up for me a crown of
righteousness which the righteous
Judge shall give that day.'"
He believed in giving encourage
ment to those who labor for Jesus,
and the following little poem well ex
pressed his belief.
Give flowers to the living,
Let them see appreciation of their
labors while they are here.
Give them honor, love and cheer,
Give encouragement and praise to
x the worthy you meet,
Sweetest , blossoms for the living
strew on the path for the weary.
Funeral held at Walnut Grove
Church by Rev. Roy Keathley, L. J.
Beautifully lithographed tin
candy boxes at The Candy Shopw
Dear Santa: Please bring me a
doll with long surly hair, a red rock
ing chair, a set of dishes and lots of
good things to eat. Essie Escue.
P. S. Don't forget my little
friend, Lewis Emma Carman. Bring
her a pair of house slippers.
Dear Santa: I am a little girl. I
want you to bring me a set of dishes,
a stove, a tub and some clothes pins.
Also lots of fruit. I will go to bed
early. Lena Kersey Brown.
P." S. Don't forget my teacher,
Miss Ruth Kerley.
Dear Santa: I am a little boy seven
years old. Please bring me a saddle
and blanket, a pistol and some caps.
I will try and be good.
Will o. Brown.
Dear Santa: I am a little boy. I
live close to Beech Church. I have
been a good little boy this year. I
want you to bring me a little pistol,
air gun, set of Jacks, a ball, a danc
ing negro, and don't forget Oden. T
will go to bed early expecting you.
Please don't forget all the Jittlo chil
dren near Community Pride.
Your little boy,
Frank C. Fowler.
P. S. Please bring me a Jesse
James story book.
Dear Old Santa: I am a little
girl and I stay at home with my ma
ma. Please bring me a fan, a etny
book and all kinds of good things to
eat, and don't forget my ppt, Paul.
Your little girl,
.Ruth Vagar.
Dear Santa: I am a little boy.
I want you to please bring me a rldey
horse, a horn, car, monkey to climb
up a string, a rubber ball, a Teddy
bear with big eyes and a gun to
shoot rabbits, some candy, apples, or
anges, nuts, and don't forget my
grandparents, and oh, don't forget
grandpap Shepherd, for he said he
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Ford Automobile .
The enterprising grocery concern,
The Cash Grocery Co., is giving
away, absolutely free, one brand
new Ford Touring Car to one of
their customers. This car is now
on display in our show rooms, and
we invite you to come in and see
it. Go to the Cash Grocery Co.
for full details in reference to the
giving away of this car.
The car will be given away
Dec. 26, 1921.
A nice, new Ford will make a
most acceptable Christmas present.
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f for delivery Christmas morning.
We wish to all of our friends and customers a
most merry, Christmas and a bright, happy and
s prosperous new year, filled with the bounties you so
richly deserve. -. 1 ,
: ; Telephone 400
Union City, - - - Tennessee
just loved me, and he is an old man
Just as good as me.
Yours truly,
Raymond Crawford.
Dear Old Santa: I am quite' a
small boy. I go to school and try to
be good, so please don't forget me
Christmas. I want you to bring me
a little tricycle, some red boots, so
I can go hunting with my larger
brother. I have some good dogs, but
I would like to have a little sleigh
to hitch them to. Papa said I might
have some fire works, so don't forget
them. I hope I have not asked for
too much. If you have plenty., of
horns you may leave me one. Santa,
I will go to bed early and look for
George Levis Beauchamp.
Dear Santa Claus: I am a little
boy and have tried to be good all the
year. I thought I would write and
tell you what I want. I donut want
much. Please bring me a balS-head-ed,
bow-legged baby doll, a little
gun, a rocky horse, a ham and a coon
jigger, all kinds of fruits and candy,
and please, Old Santa, dno't forget
my two little brothers, Clifford and
Robert. Bring them something nice.
Don't forget mama and papa.
Your little boy,
Arnold Lee Armstrong.
Dear Santa Claus: I am a little
girl three years old. Please bring
me a big doll that goes to sleep, doll
buggy, a telephone, dishes and table,
lots of nuts, oranges, apples, and can
dy. Your little girl.
Eullyne Marie Kelly.
Union City, Tenn. '
Dear Santa: I am a little girl
eight years old. I go to school every
day and study hard. I have been a
good little girl. I want you to bring
me a walking doll, set of doll dishes,
a doll trunk, and all kinds of fruits,
t will go to bed early.
Your little girl,
Brenna Shapard.

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