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DE. E. M. LOUG
DENTIST Over Wehman'j Hardware Store Union City, Tenn. - Telephones Office 144; Residence 6 9 5-J 11H OMMERCIAL Over Wehman'B Hardware Store Union City, Tenn. -Telephones Office 144; ,, Residence 5 9 5-J SSSiSSf SffiSSKKS 33 i Consolidated September 1. 1897 UNION CITY, TENN., FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 1922. VOL. 32, NO. 1 DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST 6 v SCHOOLBOYS Hl-Y 'BANQUET AT IROY " " Meeting Held at the Courthouse Last Friday Night v - The spirit that is taking hoi jf - - the high school boys of TenVee I and instilling into them the -Kings nt cood 'citizens has taken a f foothold in the high school at TL J First and foremost, the two young men, Messrs. Davis and Ferguson, who have charge of the .Troy Special I High School, have succeeded in giv ing Troy one of the best high schools in the western section of Tennessee. The enrollment in the early part of , . the year was unusually large, but - the regular attendance at present overaa-pa eisrhtv bOVS and girls, who asa making good use of their oppor tunities, and as an outgrowth .f this work the Hi-Y becomes an auxiliary in the shaping of character among the boys of the school. The banquet tables were placed 1 the old courthouse on the square. The ladies from the Methodist Church prepared supper and ihe Brown-Taylor basket ball girls, who won laurels in the Nashville tourna ment, waited on the tables. Mr. Ralph McDade, president ot the Troy Hi-Y, presided. Rev. E.- M. Mathis, of Union City, was the first speaker. 4 The Bubject of the occasion was "Father and Son," for whom the banquet was given. Rev. Mathis ex pressed appreciation of the fact that he was invited to be with the fathers and sons of the Hi-Y at Troy. The fact is that the elders do not associate with boys as often as they should. It is indeed enough to make the fathers of Tennessee feel glad that students are organizing the Hi-Y associations. Have we stopped to consider what the organization really means? Clean speech, clean sports and honest work clean in what they say, clean in what they think'. This lays the " foundation which will grow every dav in work and sport. It will take the bitterness out of our games create whole-hearted rivalry and in spire the manly character which con gratulates the conquering foe.. What, says the speaker, is meant by the Psalmist in referring to the finger prints of God in the creation of the universe. Man was created a little lower than the angels. There fore the responsibility that rests with mankind to prove that he is worthy of his Maker. Man is great only when he measures up to the princi ples that have been taught in the creation and for which he is sent into the world. Room for development must be - utilized by our young people who are going to stand for that which is no ble and right. ' The fathers must stand by the sons in the work. Set your ideals high and then do your level best. Take a lesson from the eagle which soars above the danger line. Be pn deck when you are call ed. Rev. Mathis said that he was reminded of the game of ball when one man was at bat and another on! deck. The man ondeck was pre paring for action in the game, and so we say that the boy on deck is waiting for his opportunity in life. The boy that is prompt to answer when he is called is the boy who meets the requirements that lead to greater things in life. Be clean, be honest, be prompt in everything and the future will hold for you the title this is a man. The newspaper man had very lit tle to say, having declined to sing. The president didn't seem to under- stand that he had a place at a meet ing of fathers and sons. But a na tive of the town of Troy is always glad to get home again. The president, Mr. Ralph McDade, answered for one of the boys who . was absent. The young man sug gested that the boy is human and not soulless and that he had a very high regard for dad. The right way is more often reached, said the speaker, when there is a mutual understand ing between father and son. We are human and we like to feel that dad has an interest in us, so that confi dence may be established and a surer and better way may govern the solu tion of our trials. That is what makes us feel that dad io a real fath er. Mr. Dave Burnett, member of the Hi-Y advisory committee, replied to the charge that he held all the im portant local offices, that he was not guilty, but that he vaa very proud of the membership on the Hi-Y board. He approved of vhat the boys are doing and what they are en deavoring to do.. They are banded together to make themselves and others better. This work is attended with many blessings, some of which are better schools and churches, bet ter church attendance and better cit izenship. That being so every par ent should get behind the movement. Make this work your work and the work of the community and then the .tics will disappear and, the moral atmosphere will undergo an entire change. Rev. J. M. Pickens, presiding elder of the Union City circuit, was present and called on for an address. The minister said that he did not ex pect to be present, but he would en deavor to make a few remarks. There are a great many elements needed to make up a life. Most im portant among these are the early habits. It is important to acquire the habit of study. Many others, es pecially those emphasized "by the Hi-Y, are very essential to the mak ing of a life. The minister then pro ceeded to recall an incident of his own life. He is a native of Hender son County and one afternoon in the cotton field he let his angry pas sions rise and the result was a les son that he never forgot. His father was a shoemaker, and the strap of leather that pater used in instilling this lesson made it impressive and lasting. Father is not pleased with us un til we do our best. He wants us to have-stronar bodies and that is the reason why athletics are encouraged. Strength of body will contribute to strength of mind if we but give the proper attention to each of these ele ments. But a great scholar may he Ignorant of the Bible and the most essential element in the making of a man is lacking. The future citi zenship depends on Christian homes and the principles instilled by this body of young men will be a large factor in the work. Henry W. Grady passing thru the city of Washington looked up at' the majestic capitol and said this is the" home of the greatest nation in the world. Passing thru another section of country he came to a lonely farmhouse and around the fireside he beheld the small fam ily group at evening worship. This, he said after reflecting upon his words in Washington, is the real home of the greatest nation of the world. Mr. Clyde Williams, vice president of the Troy organization, said the Troy Hi-Y had its origin in a meeting of the Hi-Y at Rock Island, Tenn. A few of the young men were there and attended the conference, and thereupon determined to have a club of their own at Tny The organization was effected on the 4th of October, resulting from the ef forts made by Messrs. Ralph Mc Dade and others. The boys then entertained with a club song and Rev. T. P. Pressly, Troy's beloved Presbyterian minister, pronounced the benedicton. The banquet served by the ladies was a combination or cmctcen anu salads, vegetables, brick cream and cake, coffee, and it was indee a most excellent treat The Troy Hi-Y is organized as fol lows: Ralph McDade, president; Clyde Williams, vice president; Crockett Moss, secretary. Advisory committee:" D. H. Burnett, Jas. W. Pressly, H. B. Clark, W. S. Ferguson, C. E. Davis BURGLARS EFFECTIVE IN A WHOLESALE RAID AT RIVES Burglars Made a General Haul Sat urday Morning at Rives. Burglars made a general raid on the business houses at Rives last Sat urday morning at 3 o'clock. They broke into three stores and the post office. An alarm was given and cit izens were aroused and rushed to the place of action in time to see one or more of the fleeing burglars, firing a few shots at them. But the bandit car made its escape. The Shore & Phebus Company's safe was opened and notes to the val ue of $2,600 and $150 in cash were taken. The safe at Harper & Shore's was opened and $40 taken. Nothing is missing either from Bonner & Son's or T. A. Cummings safe and nothing of value seems to have been taken from the postoffice. Blood hounds from Dyersburg were ordered but the trail was lost. This is one of the most daring robberies we have had in some time. UNION CITY PLANS BUILDING AND LOAN Organization Discussed at Length by Mr. Benjamin, of Mayfield. The Lions had a very interesting meeting last Tuesday, with Mr. Ben jamin, of Mayfield, and Mr. Cush- man, or Hopkinsvllle, as guests of the club. Mr. Cushman is here in the interest of the Union City Laun dry. He came down to Union City with Mr. Tom Metcalfe, who owns the laundry plant. Mr. Cushman is a business man and it is his purpose to make a canvass of the territory for increased patronage. The plant is running with only about one fourth capacity business, and in or der to make it a practical investment Mr. Cushman is here to build up and stabilize the business with both first class laundry work and enlarged patronage. He expects to create new laundry standards in Union City and territory and to establish a reputa tion for the Union City Laundry equal to that of any first-class laun dry to be found. Mr. Cushman said that he was pleased with his recep tion here and that the signs of prog ress inhis work are already in sight. The club voted favoring Mr. Cush man's enterprise and co-operation with him in the work. Mr. Benjamin, of Mayfield, a guest of Mr. Quinn, was here by invitation of the club to explain the operation of the Building and Loan Association at Mayfield. Mr. Benjamin began with the statement that, like May field, a building and loan association would prove a great benefit to Union City. The Mayfield association was organized twenty-nine years ago, and from a cash capital of $72 (paid up) it is now taking in over fourteen thousand dollars in monthly pay ments. The bankers first refused to serve in the capacity of treasurer, and the organizers found no confi dence in their enterprise. But Amer ican grit in the persistence of these young men was the potential factor that put it over and to-day thy arej able to report $179,000 invested for buildings and homes as war emer gency measures. Nearly everybody in Mayfield owns his or her own home and the Mayfield Building and Loan Asociation is one of the largest institutions in Mayfield. It takes nine years to pay for a home. Home owners make better citizens. The organization is making loans every day. The really substantial real es tate men are a great help to the or ganization. Mr. Benjamin explained the operation in detail. When he had closed the club voted for a com mittee of five to confer with Mr, Benjamin as follows: A. F. Tltts worth, J. S. O'Sullivan, J. C. Burdick, Sr., J. W. Woosley, Reagor Motlow H. A. Bransford. Resolutions of respect were offered by the committee on the death of Mrs. W. C. Kelly, which were adopt ed and ordered spread on the min utes and furnished to the press for publication. The death of Mr. R. R. Rose's mother was announced and the club arranged to forwarda floral design to Springfield. Mr. Edward Ranck., appeared in the interest of the Hi-Y, announcing the $10,000 campaign and Union City's allotment, $250, for educa tional and other branches , of the work. He called attention to the work of the local Hi-Y boys and ask ed the recognition of the club, which was heartily accorded and co-opera-1 tion pledged by unanimous vote. Dr. Ira Park requested the co-op eration of the club for an art stu dio at the Carnegie Library, to be conducted by Miss Jessie Whitesell, a philanthropic move for the benefit of some of the local aspirants and budding talent. It - was granted heartily. Dr. John Royal Harris. Dr. John Royal Harris, represent ing the National Reform Society, addressed a small .audience here last Sunday afternoon at Jim- mie'a Playhouse, under the auspices of the Christian Endeavor. The constant rainfall last Sunday pre vented a general attendance. There was also some hitch in the ad vertising campaign, which oper ated against the work. Dr. Har ris' friends in Union City havo never been able to make his appointments and favorable weather conditions come to anything like a mutual un dcrstanding. . Dr. Harris spoke on the subject, "Is Sunday an American Mistake? Ho opened with the remark that this would not be a blue afternoon, not withstanding the fact that the sky is blue and the American flag is streak ed with blue. But the American Re form Society is not advocating blue laws. There is no inquisition in this work. Tracing his lines back to the Puritans, Dr. Harris said that, not withstanding the fact that our ante cedents were people of primitive faith, and simple hab'ts, they never promulgated the idea that a man could not kiss his wife on Sunday. This was attributed to the Puritans, but was never found to be a fact and never confirmed.- No descendant of the Mayflower colony is ashamed of his ancestry. These people kept the Sabbath three hundred years before the Liberty Bell rang for the inde pendence of the colonies. The American Sunday is an insti tution that has been sanctioned by the Supreme Court of the United States. It is considered by that body as a day of civic rest. The court did not treat -of the subject in a religious sense. They left that to the choice of the churches. But, oaid Dr. Harris, it is a matter of scientific knowledge that every work day reduces the sources of energy, so that at the end of the week man is only ninety per cent normal physically and mental ly, and God, the creator of the uni verse, very wisely ordained a day of rest to take up and restore the lost energy. Men ignore this law of na ture and pay the penalty of the vio lation in loss of health and strength. God also calls us to give an account of our stewardship and appoints a day of rest for the observance and recognition of the Holy Spirit. Proceeding to the modern Sunday, Dr. Harris said no attempt is being made by the National Reform Society to impose restrictions in the shape of blue laws upon our people. No ef fort is being made by the organiza tion to interfere with necessary transportation and traffic. We are only asked to refrain from those avo cations, sports and amusements on Sunday which are not altogether nec essary, and the only change pro vided by the Bryant-Bratton bill in the last Legislature was the suspen sion of Sunday movies and Sunday baseball. Our Mr. Bratton was one of the framers of the bill. No nation on earth can live and thrive and refuse to observe the weekly Sabbath day of rest. It is God's plan, a religious as well as a scientific principle, and it is after all an American national institution and should be respected by every Ameri can citizen. 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He supplemented these charges with statistics which he declared showed that real owner ship of many bituminous coal prop erties is in the hands of the steel in dustry, while anthracite mines were asserted to be "largely adiuncts of railroad operation." Mr. Gompers asserted that control of the mines was thus taken to an effective degree from the hands of What will your Car be worth a year from today? Dodge Brothers Motor Cars GOODRICH TIRES-best in the long run. Fabrics and Silver town Cords Good Used Dodge Cars infirst-class mechanical condition. GUARANTEED. We repair all makes of Cars, All work GUARANTEED. Citizens Auto Company RICHARD A. SEMONES, Manager. Phone 166 actual operating men and place! in the hands of financial interests Coal mines have merely become wheels tn a great profit-making machine, he said, operated by men for whom "things must give way to profit?." . "ROADS RUIN MINES. As to the anthracite fields, Mr. Gompers said that Congressional in vestigation and federal proceedings had disclosed seven railroads con trolling 96 per cent of the output." A result, he asserted, was that profits from coal operation are not found in the ccal mine reports, but in dividend reports of the railroads, where they are maniplated so as to appear moderate, or at a lo3s, in or der that miners' wages may be re tained at the lowest conceivable lev el." "In the bituminous fields, he said, the United States Steel Corporation controls vast interests, and hi south ern territory other steel interests control vast deposits making it im possible for any practical c a" man agement to have any effective voice in the making of policies. Union City, Tenn.