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DE. E. M. LONG
Over Wehman'B Hardware Store
Union City, Tenn.
Office 144; - Kesidence 5 So-J
, DR. E. M. LONG
Over Wehman'd Hardware Store
Union City, Tenn. 5
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Union City Commercial. estsMjsbfd 18' 0 . Cong0lldated September 1, 1897
Wei Tennessee Courier. established iRW 1
UNION CITY, TENN., FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 1922.
VOL. 32, NO. 3
BUILDING AND LOAN
C. P, Christian. Endeavor Locals.
Lions Committee Booking Subscrip
tions for Capital Stock.
The meeting last Tuesday, was
turned almost exclusively into a bus
inesa session: Mr. Tittsworth made
a general report on the operation of
a building and loan organization
He made some investigations at Ful
ton last week. The organization was
started there with a capital of $100
000 and has been increased several
times since. At Mayfleld the income
there is 114,000 a month. There is
reason for a building and loan
organization in Union City, and for
such an organization a capital stock
of $200,000 is recommended. Mem
berships are confined to a limited
amount of stock. For $1000 in stock
a monthly payment of $6 is made,
which at the end of nine years
amounts to $648 and this entitles the
member to the payment of $1000 in
cash . Loans are made for building
purposes, which are paid in to the as
sociation in the shape of installments
for a period of years. By that means
hundreds of homes can be added to
the city and the citizens can easily
become home owners. Surely an as
sociation is needed in Union City
The committee heretofore appointed
to investigate the matter was retain
ed to make a campaign for organiza
tion and subscriptions of several
thousands of dollars were made be
fore the meeting closed.
A resolution indorsing and eulo
gizing Mr. R.' R. Rose for establish
ing livestock and trading days in
Union City was passed unanimously,
Mr. Rose is a man of indefatigable
energy and enthusiasm and he is for
Union City. He has undertaken and
in a large measure succeeded already
in making first Monday and third
Saturday special days in Union City
for general trading and shopping.
He proposes to make these days red
letter days in Union City and to make
Union City one of the greatest trad
ing centers in the State. He is heart
and soul in the work and he is to be
depended upon to deliver the goods.
The Lions bank on Mr. Rose and the
newspapers and business men are
giving him fine' support. Rose and
Union City will be heard from if they
hold together, and there are no pres
ent prospects of separation.
Mr. Hugh Smith suggested the
discussion of street lmprovmeent in
Union City. The appointment of a
committee of investigation was pro
posed, and, according to some of the
members of the Board of Aldermen
present, this committee is not to in
terfere with the work of the board
but to coordinate with the board in
developing some improvement plans.
Dr. Turner appointed the committee
as follows: Chas. Dietzel, H. M.
Oliver, H. O. Vincent.
A committee to assist Mr. Rose in
publicity work was appointed as fol
lows: W. F. Tate, J. W. Kerr, E. H,
. W. G. Reynolds made a talk on
the subject of livestock, emphasizing
the fact that this is one of the most
important industries in the State,
and that livestock is a two-to-one in
vestment for all corn and feed grow
ers. Mr. Bob Fox, of Obion and Mr,
Curry, ofTroy, were present and in
vited to speak. Mr. Fox is interested
in the Jeff Davis Highway and sug
gested that W. G. Reynolds be ap
pointed to represent the Lions at a
meeting of the Jeff Davis Highway
organization at Jackson, Miss, Mr.
Reynolds was duly elected to this
-' School Term Closes.
The Crittendon Grove School
closed a seven-months session last
Friday with graduation exercises.
Eighth-grade pupils graduating were
as follows: Lorena Lytton, Irene
Zarricor, Willie Crittendon, Loyd
Janes, Jessie Phillips. The principal
of the school, Mr. J. L. Thompson, is
assisted by Miss Zona Akin. Five
pupils passed to the tenth grade and
one to the eleventh. Mr. Thompson
Is highly pleased with the work of
the school and the patrons found also
fine .progress in the school.
Look! Look! Look!
The Obion County Singing Con
vention will be held on 22d and 23d
of April, 1922, at Mount Manuel.
Let's go. Everybody cordially in-
In spite of the fact that twenty of
the Endeavorers of the C. P. Church
were at the convention at Newborn
Sunday evening, those remaining at
home rallied round old C. E. to the
number of 51 and held a very inter
esting and well attended meeting.
Miss Louise Adams played an organ
solo and 17 of the Endeavorers took
part in the meeting in talk, reading
The church loyalty contest is in
full swing. The Whites scored 195
points last Sunday evening and the
Reds 179.' Are you loyal to your
side, to your society and to your
Rev. R. "L. Keathley, president of
Bethel College, McKenzie, preached
at the evening hour on the subject
"The Open Gate." It was a coinci
dence that the " pastor had an
nounced the week before that his
subject would be "The Open Gate,"
and Rev. Keathley knew nothing of
this until he had finished his dis
course. Mr. Henry Dillon, a former
member of this church, but now of
Nashville, Tenn., rendered two vocal
The C. E. Society of - the C. P.
Church was represented at the New
bern convention by twenty-three En
deavorers, and they have all a greater
knowledge and love for Christian En
There were 54 Endeavorers from
the Union City societies, and, all
near the Union City banner which
was hung on the wall of the conven
tion church and wearing their Union
City badge, they made the best rep
resentation at the convention.'
The banquet Saturday night was
"howling success." The banquet
hall was decorated in the C.E. colors,
red and white, and the varied colored
caps of the different delegations gave
an effective air to the occasion. Levi
Jordan, cheer leader for Union City,
was right on the job, and it is cer
tain that no other delegation sur
passed Union City in songs and yells.
The sunrise prayer -meeting Sun
day morning was well attended and
it was held late enough that those
of the Union City Endeavorers who
did not get to go down until Sunday
morning, would not miss the first
service of the day.
In the consecration service Sunday
evening, which was one of the best
services of the entire - convention
three young people volunteered as
life work recruits.
The officers for the coming year
are a3 follors:
President, Clark Williamson, New-
bern, Tenn.; vice president, D. W,
Perry, McKenzie, Tenn.; secretary,
Miss Vieva Roper, Union City, Tenn.
treasurer, Ewing Jjhnson, McKenzie,
Tenn.; Quiet Hour superintendent
Miss Mildred Stehr, Humboldt.Tenn.
Tenth Legion superintendent, Miss
Ruth Gladhill, Dyer, Tenn.; Insti
tute superintendent, Miss Mattie
Williamson, Newbern, Tenn.; Junior
superintendent, Miss Minnie C. Dan
iels, Paris, Tenn.; publicity super
Intendent, Miss Imogene Jones, Union
Pastor Baker in Eole of Evangelist
Stirs Audiences. '
- Revival services this week at the
First Christian Church are unusual
ly complete with the forces of evan
gelistic appeal and inspiring music.
Pastor Baker's fine efforts, devoted
to the spiritual Interests of the
church and comrrunity, are heard
with a new significance. The min
ister is wholly interested and de
voted to his work, and his special
gifts of speech and personality are
indeed effective as an instrumentali
ty for God and the church.
The church and the people of
Union City will be benefited in this
work, and everyone should as often
as possible attend the services, which
are daily at 7:30 p.m.
On Tuesday evening the Lions in a
body attended the service, and the
public and civic and religious organi
zations as well are cordially welcomed.
Temperance in Sweden.,
Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Sunday, April 16, 11 O'Clock.
Processional: "Hail the Risen
Anthem : "Beautiful Easter" (Beas-
Sermon: "Our Risen Lord" Luke
Anthem: "Jesus the Saviour Is
"Thanks Be Unto God'
"Risen With Christ"
DRESDEN MAN FOUND DEAD.
GOTHAM DRUNKS DOUBLE.
Enormous Increase Since Jan. 1, Is
Shown by Commissioner.
New York, April 8 Intoxication
has doubled in New York since the
first of the year. Figures, made pub
lic to-day by Dr. James A. Hamilton,
commissioner of correction, show the
number of persons sentenced to the
workhouse for intoxication during
the first quarter of 1922 to be an in
crease of nearly 100 per cent over the
number sentenced the first quarter
of last year.
Dr. Hamilton's figures are
In addition this year, 31 males and
one female were fined for overindulg
ence In the forbidden stuff.
Are. you a LIVE WIRE in Union
City. You're not unless you attend
one of its Sunday schools- and
churches. The AGOGA Class of the
Baptist Sunday School will help you
to become one. It welcomes all
young men over twenty years of age
to its sessions each Sunday. You'll
enjoy them. SNAPPY is the word,
and that's the AGOGAS. Come, see
THE AGOGAS WILL EXTEND
Dresden, Tenn., April 10. R. G
Maloan, 68, a, lifelong citizen of Dres
den and Weakley County, was found
dead this afternoon at 2 o'clock in
the Moran field, about 300 yards east
of town. Mr. Maloan left his resl
dence in town yesterday about one
o'clock and walked out to Miss Lillie
Bragg's residence one-half mile east
of town and made the statement to
her that he was not feeling well and
that he believed he would go back
He did not return home and when
night came he still had not returned
and the family decided he went out
with some one in a car and some car
trouble had delayed them . At mid
night there was still no word from
him and it was so unusual for him
to go away from the house and not
tell some of the family where he was
going that a search was started, but
no trace was found. This morning a
general alarm was made and a large
number of citizens began a thorough
search and it was not until 2 o'clock
this afternoon that his body was
It was announced that he came to
his death from heart failure. Mr.
Maloan was a member of the Meth
odist Church and was a member of
the board of trustees of that church.
Big Easter Trade Day.
Shoppers from a great distance
will take advantage of buying on
this big day, which will be featured
by special prices by all merchants,
and at 10:30 a.m. an automobile
parade will be formed on First street
and a picture made at that hour.
Shoppers are requested to buy early
on this big day and avoid the rush
in the afternoon. Remember that
April 15 is THIRD SATURDAY.
In Sweden, whether in school
teaching or in ; the preparation of
teachers, the alcohol question is con
sidered as above all a social problem.
This point of view is marked .in the
program of instruction. In the
schools the question is treated in
three principal chapters. 1. The ac
tion of alcohol upon the individual;
2. The effects of the use of alcohol
upon families; 3. The effects of the
abuse of alcohol upon society. For
the preparation of teachers the prob
lem is divided into three chapters:
f.v The individual and social influ
ence of alcohol; 2. The problem of
alcohol in society. 3. The fight
against the dangers of alcohol.
In the seminaries, special chapters
of the manual are gone through un
der the direction of the professor,
most often with appropriate demon
strations of the teaching material
The pupils are questioned by the
master on the contents of the man
ual. Trial lessons are given by the
pupils in the classes of the school of
application attached to the normal
school. The pupils may also pursue
their study by reading more exten
sive works on the alcohol question
proposed to them by their professor.
In the finishing classes for mas
ters, as well as in the general sup
plementary classes for directors of
associations for the young, for cler
gymen, etc., the instruction is given
in the form of lectures. In the teach
ers' courses, the question of alcohol
is treated as a social problem and one
of national economy. In about 100
lectures given, ten of the most emi
nent specialists are appointed as lec
turers. In addition to the lectures
there is also what is called the "sem
inary method" in which the pupils
have to present work; debates, re
ports, literary criticism, lectures, etc.
The aim is to encourage the partici
pants iu independent activity. They
must not be merely receptive. Ex
aminations , passed before the lec
turers may be organized but are not
The participants in the general
supplementary classes have not such
a thorough preliminary instruction
as those in the teachers' classes
However, these general classes are
organized upon almost the same lines
as the teachers' classes though on a
smaller scale (about 75lectures.) In
order to show that they have grasped
the matters treated in the course the
participants are expected to present a
short report upon each lecture to the
different lecturers. From an ad
dress at the Sixteenth International
Congress Against Alcoholism.
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RICHARD A. SEMONES, Manager. .
Union City, Tenn.
TENNESSEE LAMB GROWERS
HOLD BIG ADVANTAGE
Suggests Plan for Meeting.
The Commercial Dear Sirs: I no
ticed in last week's paper that the
people did not attend the mass meet
ing that was held in Union City.
Why not let the chairman of the
Democratic Committee write each
district member to select three of the
best men in his district, mail their
names back to the chairman, . and
then let him set a time and notify
these men to meet and write a plat
form. ' I believe that would come
nearer getting what the people want
ed than any other way.
A. L. BURRUS.
Union City, R. F. D. No. 3. i
"The farmers of Tennessee certain
ly occupy a most unique and advan
tageous position in the lamb indus
try," said Robert S. Matheson, head
sheep and lamb buyer for Swift &
Company of Chicago, who recently
visited the State to get some first
hand data of the 1922 crop of lambs.
Mr. Matheson has been head buyer in
his department with Swift & Com
pany for thirty years and is a lead
ing authority In this country on the
After making quite an extensive
auto trip thru several Middle Ten
nessee counties, Mr. Matheson said:
I can't believe that Tennessee farm
ers fully appreciate the big advantage
they have in the lamb industry. If
they thoroughly appreciated the
unique and advantageous position
they hold in the spring lamb busi
ness, I feel quite sure the flocks
would would be greatly increased.
Tennessee spring lambs are ready
at an exceedingly opportune time,
they hit a spot in the market where
the seller has all the advantage, just
after the Western fed lambs have run
out and before the Kentucky and
Virginia lambs are ready for market,
at a time when they meet with prac
tically no competition. I believe I
know the sheep and lamb business
of this country pretty well, and some
thing about their countries also, but
I have never yet seen a more ideal
section for profitable lamb produc
tion. I would urge the farmers in
this section to get into the sheep bus
iness more extensively and raise
more and better lambs. It costs no
more to produce a good top lamb
than it does p produce a scrubby one
of second or third quality and every
grower knows what a wide differ
ence there is in the market value."
Mr. Matheson predicts good prices
for both lambs and wool this season.
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And of course it has all the Ford econ
omies of operation and maintenance.
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Reasonably prompt delivery can be
made if you order at once.
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Authorized Ford Dealer Phone 400
Union City, Tenn.
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UNION CITT, TENN. "
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