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DENTIST Over Wehman'a Hardware Store Union City, Tenn. Telephones Office 144; Residence 5 9 5-J DR. E. M. LONG i DENTIST ' Over Wehman's Hardware Store . f Union .City. Tenn. ., Telephones ., Office, 144; , Residence B95-J UNION CITY. TENN., FRIDaV, MAY 5,1922. Union City Commie jal , established lj0 j ConsoHdated September 1. 1897 West Tennessee Courier, established 1897 1 " VOL. 32, NO. 6 Th Commercial HON. NOAH COOPER PASSING' THE GOURD First Monday and the Political Pot Begins to J3oil ..' Senator Gwinn, of Covington, Democratic candidate for the Guber natorial nomination, was in the city last Monday, as also was Noah Cooper, of Nashville, the "Gourd of ; Righteousness" candidate for United States Senator. Mr. Cooper made himself welcome everywhere, smiling '-' ami talking and incidentally inviting attenton to hid platform. . He rallied a street crowd at Wehman's corner in the afternoon and. was introduced "by Judge Bratto ' pr9ceeding with something like the folf owing, which lis management furnishes for pub- lication: ' s America is in great danger of fall ing like Solomon, Unless America gets right with God, America will soon be ruined. America's danger is not 'from foreign foes, but from Sa ; tan and his bad habits here at home. We beat the Germans. We beat Spain. We beat Mexico. The ques tion now is will America beat the 'devil? It is a live question. The battle is on here at home. We can't beat the devil vith guns and tanks and death gases and submarines. To beat the devil America has got to put on the whole armor of God. ; Satan deceived Solomon with all lite wisdom and ruined his nation in '26 years. We may think America cannot fall. Germany in 1913 never dreamed that in 10 years slie would be fallen. So America is in danger from indifference about her bad hab its.-. America spent and lost one hun dred billion dollars to Taeat Germany.; but we have not' spent a hundredth part of that to boat the devil. We sent an army Of two million boys to beat Germany; but we have not sent one twentieth of that number to beat the devil. Beating Satan is a hun dred times harder job than beating Germany. , We have got to put God's eternal truth in our habits, into our chil dren, into our schools, into our bus iness, into our Congress and into our laws. We have been fighting about property, passing laws to pre ' vent stealing and profiteering, While satan has been robbing -us of many of our dearest treasures. I am standing with God, with the Versailles peace treaty, with the Ten 'Commandments, with the women, the churches and the God fearin men, against war, mammon and Sab brth breaking. Mother's Day Service. There will be a special service for MOTHERS held at the -Methodist Church next Sunday morning, May 7, beginning at l o'clock. Wo hope to make this a great occasion because we feel that all honor is due to the motherhood of our land. Wo desire to have every another whois inclined to come our way, with 'us at ths time. But you say, "What will we do with our children?" Just bring them, along and carry them to the primary school room, which will be 4sed for a nursery , that day, and there you will find Mesdames Henry Hassler and Granville Sanders who will be glad to entertain them for you during this hour. With the many small chairs and other con veniences found there, this can be easily done. We insist that each one who is fortunate enough to have mother spared them make special ar rangements to have her present. If your- mother has been, previously called to her reward, then honor her memory by being there as her repre sentative. 'An important feature of the service will bo special music suited to the occasion. A general in vitation is extended to the public. Services will be held in the New Church Chapel next Sunday morn ing. ' The !Rev. Dr. Thomas A. King will deliver the sermon and the pas tor, Rev. L. G." Landenberger, will conduct the service. The Holy Sup per will oe celebrated. There will be no afternoon mfeeting of the doc trinal class. As the New Church Chapel is very small for a -Sunday evening service, Dr; King will occu py the pulpit at the Methodist Church in the evening, the pastor, Rev. E. M. .Mathis, having kindly granted the use of hi3 church. Dr. King is pastor of the New Church at Lakewood, Ohio, and , is consid ered one of tho ablest ministers of the Church pT the New Jerusalem. His subject will be: "The Three Es sentials of the Christian Religion Jesus Christ, the Bible and Regen eration." It is hoped a large audi ence will be present to hear the noted preacher and author. PICTURE PLAYHOUSE GOES TO LOCAL CAPITALISTS To Be Incorporated the Union City - Amusement Co. SENATOR GWINN VISITS OBION COUNTY PEOPLE Mingling With First Monday Crowd; Speaks at Courthouse. Senator L. E. Gwinn, from Tipton County, candidate for Governor, made a few remarks expressive of appreciation for the opportunity of meeting our people. He said that he did not come to make a speech but would have an appointment here at some future' time to discuss the issues of the campaign. M,r. Gwinn Is a candidate for the Democratic nomination and has a statement in the papers which was published last week. Mr. Gwinn, in private con versation, says that he is in favor pf an entire change in our tax system. He says that we have tried for years and for centuries to get a successful plan for the collection of taxes on personalty or invisible property, and every effort has been a failure, un til the collection of such taxes has become a joke. H.e therefore favors a system which will give every coun ty entire control of its own tax funds the assessment and collection of its own taxes', and that the State de partment have nothing whatever to do with such funds that the State taxes be handle as a separate and distinct fund and under a separate department. He feels that the col lection of county taxes by the State to be turned into the State t.easury and then again distributed among the counties forms a system that is complex and altogether-impractical and which works an injury to the taxpayer who has the land or visible property. " The people here woifld no doubt "be ,glad to see more of Mr. Gwinn and hear more o this tax proposition. R. H. 'Rust and R. C. Jackson, this city, both' prominent young men In business affairs, last week took over the plant of Jimmie's Playhouse, heretofore conducted as one of Jim- mie Boyd's amusement enterprises under the management of Lyle H. Boyd, the purchase and transfer of the property taking place immediate ly. Consideration of the sale, $10, 000. We are Informed by the new own ers that articles of incorporation have been filed under the name of the Union City Amusement Co., and the house will continue under the management of Mr. Lyle Boyd, to present to its Union City patrons on ly the highest class screen attrac tions. Some of the service is indeed ahead of city time, as illustrated by the Yankee Colonel and others, which appeared here before they did in Memphis and other ' Southern cities. ' As soon as the charter is issued the company will be organized.' This is one of the modern playhouses in Southern towns, with its elaborate pipe organ,, seating arrangements, service, etc., and has been giving its patrons some xtra fine attractions BIRTHPLACE OF THE CONFEDERACY Impressive Ceremonies in Montgom ery, Alabama. Montgomery, Ala., April 27. The birthplace of the Confederacy Wed nesday paid tribute to the th usands of Southern men who gave their lives in support cf the government which was founded in Montgomery during the sixties. The capital where the ordinance of secession was adopt ed and where the plans for tho or ganization " of the new government were made was closed while all af ficials and employes took part in memorial exercises. The ceremony was started with a parade through the streets of the city with Gen. -Hal. T. Walker as grand marshal and Col. Bihh Graves as aspistant grand marshal. CITIZENS PROPOSE DRASTIC REFORMS Resolutions Adopted by Mass Meet- ing at Courthouse. A number of citizens and taxpay ers, especially interested and con cerned about the extravagance , of State government and the tax --system, met last Monday at the court house. As far as party is concerned most, or practically all, of those pres ent were Democrats. T. C. Callicott, chairman of the county Democratic executive committee, was called to the chair, and E. H. Marshall and E. P. Waddell, of the press, were elected secretaries. Senator D. P. Caldwell was present and requested to make an ' address. Mr. Caldwell opend vp by calling at tention to the fact that generalities have some time ago lost their force in dealing with political questions. What the people now demand is facts and figures. In the first place our taxing system needs attention. Taxes are bearing from time to time more heavily on the agricultural classes and gradually lighter upon industrial and financial corporations and inter ests. There need to be some specific measures to force every class of tax payers to bear its proportionate part of State and county taxes. Mr. Caldwell read a list of the State departments and officers and the increase in salaries and appropri ations for samo from 1917 to 1921, with a total Increase for the period of $545,000. To this was added the establishment of tax department and department cf entomology, $101,000,, making altogether $646,000. Now to this again was added an increase of $525,000 for the University of Ten nessee; also the three per cent extra tax for elementary schools to be dis tributed to counties increasing their own elementary school tax, $517,000. These totals are all increases from 1917 to 1921, and make a grand to tal of $1,688,000, which Mr. Cald well intimates could be saved to the people of Tennessee with a return to the old regime. - Dr. White, of Rives, then proposed some resolutions (incorporating the demands of the taxpayers and citi zens present and asking that these resolutions be submitted to the can didates for Governor and the General Assembly for i their approval a,nd guidance in the coming State Assem bly and administration. The resolutions as follows were adopted unanimously: Union City, Tenn., May 1, 1922. Realizing the fact that State government in Tennessee has fallen into the hands of legislative and ex ecutive administrators and represen tatives who are no longer guided by unselfish and patriotic motives; that special interests and class in terests are dominant and active in the shaping of legislation and in the administration of State govern ment; fnat representatives have been found guilty of violating the oath of office;' that the plain citizen and the tax payer of Tennessee is not count ed as an equation in the public af fairs of the State of Tennessee. Therefore we, as citizens of Obion County, do this day offrr and insist upon the following resolutions and ask our candidates i for Governor and the General Assembly to give them their fair and honest judg ment: : Resolved, That taxation is the most important function of govern ment and that the most urgent de mand is tax reform; that the system in Tennessee has been revised with out relief; that revision has been so incomplete that instead of balancing the burdens of taxation, the burden upon the agricultural classes has "been increased, while imon the cor porations and financial interests it has been reduced. We therefore hereby declare and affirm that the system is a constitutional deformity and should be entrusted to the hands of honest men in the Legislature. who will make it their solemn duty to see that taxation in Tennessee shall be made to bear equally and alike upon all classes specifically that corporations and moneyed in terests shall pay their Just portion of the taxes. Resolved, That the institution in Tennessee known as the back tax organization be forever abolished and that the county trustees of the State, or the counties themselves, have entire jurisdiction as to the collection of delinquent taxes. Resolved, That the present fiscal system in Tennessee is a business and financial monstrosity; that the practice of running the State in debt .and Issuing bonus without ap parent regard for State credit should be wholly condemned; that there can be no security and stability of government until .appropriations and current expend'tures are confined to fax oturns and revenues provided for the use of the State. t , Resolved, That we do not approve of the manner in which the school interests of the State are conducted; that it is unjust to the school chil dren of Tennessee to foster higher education and vocational training at the expense of the elementary or common schools; that, if necessary in order that the children in every county of the State shall have an eight months school each year, the State Normal schools be consolidated into one school and all duplication in these normal schools be discontin ued; that the tax from the Universi ty of Tennessee be reduced to an economic necessity, and that the poly technic school be deeded to the coun ty in which it is located or aban doned. Resolved, That it is inconceivable why State taxes should be imposed upon the people of the State for a duplicated school system in the coun ties where the State Normals are lo cated, i.e.: primary, elementary and high school branches in both the public school and the State Normal school. It is simply duplication and double taxation without gener ally advancing the public interests of the State in a commensurate way. One normal school in Tennessee, stripped of useless promotion and duplication, will cost the people in finitely less and with a great deal better efficiency and satisfactin. That one normal should be in the center of the State. Resolved, That we are unalterably opposed to a Stae fair tax of any kind, State fair appropriations of any character, and the further efforts of the State fair manager to transfer the State fair debt of Davidson County $200,000, to tho State of Tennessee It is our judgment that the advan tages to the people of the State from tho State fair are infinitely small and that State fair ownership aad opera tion is a species cf socialism obnox ious to the principles of pure dem ocracy. Resolved, That the 9 long made pledge of discarding useless public denartments and officials should be redeemed, that the State should take a determined stand for public service reform. Resolved, That the legislative bo nus be condemned and that the State constitution be amended so as to brovide fixed salaries for members commensurate and adequate for ac tual service and personal expenses. Resolved, That other important matters should be provided for by constitutional changes or amend ments, but a reform as above indi cated should begin at once. The following amendments were offered and adopted: Resolved, That we are opposed to the present centralization of school and road money being sent to Nash ville for distribution. Resolved, That "we favor the re peal of that provision of the poll tax election law requiring the payment of poll tax 60 days before the next following election. Resolved, That we oppose the plans of the Tennessee Good Roads Association to ask the Legislature for a $50,000,000 bond issue by the State to build State highways in Tennes see. Resolved, That the departments and offices of the State be consoli dated and simplified and conducted with less expense and with possibly a greater degree of efficiency. TENNESSEANS FIND REST IN ARLINGTON Washington, Apr. 27. The bodies of three Tennesseans are included among the sixty-four soldier dead brought from overseas to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery to day. They, with the next of kin, are: Private Bruce M. Colback, next of kin Noah Colback, Jefferson City; Sergt. James A. Latham, next of kin Mrs. Essa E. Latham, Memphis; Corp. Connie Hatkins Sherrlll, next of kin Carvin D. Holladay, Westport. Are you going to buy a fan this spring? If you are, see us first. Averitt Electric. 'H. HUGHES will speak on "Modern Day Delusions" At REYNOLDS THEATRE 3 o'clock, Sunday Afternoon, May 7 And at 8 o'clock Sunday evening, on "The Fieri Furnace ol the 20th Centurv" Come, bring your friends and hear these vital subjects pre sented by one who believes in God's word from cover to cover. Meetings twice daily, during the week. ' nee THE.UN3VERSAU CAR .Sixteen, or Sixty Coupe $595 F.O.B.Deinit With Starter and Demount ablm Rim THE Ford car is so simple in construction, so dependable in its action, so easy to operate and handle that almost anybody and everybody can safely drive it;. The Ford Coupe, permanently enclosed with sliding glass windows, is cozy, and roomy modest and refined7a car that you, your wife or daughter will be proud to own and drive. And of course it has all the Ford econ omies of operation and maintenance. Call and look over the Ford Coupe. Reasonably prompt delivery can be made if you order at once. R. H. RUST Authorized Ford Dealer Phone 400 Union City, Tenn. Harpole-Walker Furniture Company FUNERAL DIRECTORS WHITESELL HARPOLE " J. L RANSON, JR. 354 ANDI216-3 RINGS 432 AND' 32 , . OFFICE PHONEJ99 UNION CITY, TENN.