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Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn. Entered at the post office, Uuion City. Tennes see, as second-class mail mutter. FRIDAY, MAY 5,- 1922. Democratic Ticket. For Sheriff-J. W. (Wnttl Cherry For Trustee Armour Ratlift For County Court Clerk R. H. Bond For Circuit Court Clerk J. N. Ruddle For Register W. J. Edwards, Jr. For Representative. RRATTON We. are authorized to an nounce S. R. Bratton aa a candidate for re-election a Representative trom Ubion County in the Ceneral Assembly or I en nessee, .ubject to the actiorwof the Demo cratic party. Rockbound Craft. Personally this paper knows very little about either Senator McKellar or Mr. Fitzhugh. We presume they are both gentlemen of high charac ter and standing arftwag those who know them well. What we are in terested In is what they stand for, and when the Nashville Banner comes out in its very next edition af ter the withdrawal of Mr. Patterson and undertakes to say that Patter son's withdrawal means a landslide for McKellar that paper is doing one of two things: It is either taking an unprecedented poll of the vote or it is placing itself in the peculiar at titude of supporting a candidate who is not by any means in accord with the Banner's position in regard to the soldier bonus or with other ques tions of statecraft. Senator McKel lar in a speech here . last summer devoted himself particularly to the advocacy of a general soldier bonus measure by the national Congress, and in a private conversation stated that everyone else should do the same thing. In addition to this the Senator is having the newspapers make a gen err 1 publicity campaign of his aid and support of many gov ernment undertakings that really belong to the State government aid to this and a bureau for that, and a column or so of farm extension stuff, I say nothing of any other department making a bid especially for the farmer vote. In other words, the Senator doesn't seem to distinguish between State sovereignty and pa ternalism, or rather disregards the principle of statehood. Our contention U that the govern ment functioned just as well with a smaller percentage of goveinment employees and bureaus; that without reference to the question of States rights the disproprtionate increase of national government costs the peo ple more than the benefits derived from the extensions thst are contin ually promoted, like the many things, good or indifferent, that Mr. McKellar is engaged in. As Senator Stanley says, we are drifting upon the rocks of paternalism, and the visions of false prophes, like Mc Kellar, are leading us there. Really the Democratic party is infected with a species of socialsm, but the Repub lican party with such aids as Mr. McKellar is being swallowed up with paternalism. The theory of the soldier bonus is as false to American institutions as anything could be. It is neither Re publican nor Democratic. You could reconcile it with Prussianism, but not with constitutional liberty. The United States is indebted to its own citizens for twenty billions of dollars or more, and with the soldier bonus Congress is undertaking to further impose upon these citizens by weak ening national securities and create heavier tax burdens. The proposition made by the Ten nessee Good Roads Association, which is now undertaking to organize the State for a $50,000,000 bond is sue to build State highways is to take the $800,000 from the one-half mill ad valorem tax, $1,600,000 from the motor license revenue (half of which now goe3 to the counties) and then impose a tax an gasoline of two cents a gallon. This will deprive the county highway commissions of a road revenue from mot r license, of course, but it makes a total road rev enue of approximately $3,200,000, enough to pay the interest on the bonds and a little more. The bonds are to bo serial bonds and it is fig ured there will be no extra tax need ed if these plans are followed out. The $1,700,000 allotted by the Fed eral government is also to be utilized in taking1 care of the bond issue. The association has made out a very nice brief, but if a proposition like this is placed in the hands of a State ad ministration which has been conspic uous for several years for extrava gance and incompetency what will become of it. It looks like a case of leaving money to a body non compos mentis. Privilege Satired. Tti the Editor of the Commercial Your criticism of March 17 of the platform on which I am a candidate for the United States Senate from the State of New York is a very able one. It bears the earmarks of an wt ist and' is the result of very deep in dependent thought the idea that some such' rertrictions should be placed on the use of property as on the use of money. Your comparison of profiteering in the Sales of merchandise or real es tate to usury hits 'the nail squarely on the head tnougn i uo not ravor laws on the statute books either o gainst profiteering or usury. There are about as many ways of evading such laws a3 there are of evading the laws,of prohibition and therefore, they are not practical. But tnere is a more forciblo law than any law on tho statute books. It is the law of public opinion and this is what President Emeritus Had- lcy. of Yale had in mind when he suggested publicity in industry. If the people should declare by their vote that profiteering and usu ry are abhorrent to them .that it should be stopped, and certain rules are laid down clearly defining usury and profiteering it would require no law to enforce the idea. Those who violated the rules would be ostra cised. In time of war the idea that gasoline should not be wasted in Joy tiding was lived up to because every one discountenanced it and became an upholder of the idea. It required no law on the statute books to en force it. When the initiative and referen dum gain moro headway and the people have more convenient jnethods of expressing their will we shall not need one-half of our present laws and the burden of our taxation will bo lessened. I am putting such placards as these on the streeots of New York City: Privilege Must Be Destroyed Hadley of Yale Urges Publicity Truth Suppressed." N The shifters those who take some'hing for nothing-1 is the most startling satire of the ages. It didn't take a Dean Swift to conceive the idea. It is a natural growth in the minds of American youth." "Darwin Reversed Privilege is now making monkeys of men." LOWE SHEARON.? 225 East 18th street, New York City. perse life, liberty and progress." . The News (Poughkeepsle, N. Y.) takes the same stand in saying: "Prohibition is a law a part of the Constitution and. violation of It is just as much a crime as the break ing of, other laws, no matter what an, individual's opinion 'about the matter may be." , j Washington said, "Let us vere in our affectionate vigilance over that precious depository of American happiness, the Constitu tion of the United states. Let us cherish it too, for the sake of those who, from every clime, .are daily seeking a dwelling in our land. Abraham Lincoln said, "Remember that he who violates the laws of the land tramples on the blood of the fathers, and tears in sunder the char ter of his own and his children's lib erties." ' The Lions. Cleaning Up the Movies. Out of the motion picture scandals which culminated in the Taylor trag edy has come a moral reform of new and promising order. "Morality clauses," it seems are now inserted in all contracts with film stars and procedure has been adopted bonding actors, directors and other principals against scandalous conduct. Movie morals will be thus safe guarded as respects the character of the personnel and an earnest effort will be made to purge the profession of conditions which tend to bring it into disrepute. That surely is a consummation to be wished and greatly to be praised. And having improved the morals of the perform ers, will not the logical next step be to improve the intellectual character of the productions? Cannot intelli gence tests be inserted along with the morality clauses? The movies must be credited with a commendable advance upon the crude standards of a few years ago? They are vastly more artistic and in teresting. But apart from the pro auctions of the highest class, they are open .to infinite improvement on the score of literary and dramatic values. The screen has been made the vehicle of picture-dramas which could never have found a place on the legitimate stage, and it is this class of inferior scenario that special ly calls for betterment. To make the reform complete, the vulgarity and stupidity should be cleaned out along with the immorality. New York World. Now when a politician sighs for a little free publicity he need oiily quote Mr. Wilson and let nature take its course. Baltimore Sun. Law Enforcement. " "If we allow the Eighteenth Amendment to be ignored and vio lated, we are opening the way for all law to be violated and ignored. The big issue is not prohibition, but law enforcement. Will we be a law abid ing people or a lawless people? Will we degenerate into a nation of roughnecks or will be be able to in still into the hearts of the rising gen eration a love for our Constitution, respect for aur laws and deep devo tiono our country? When the citi zens of a nation become persistent law-breakers the flag of that nation becomes a. Joke and its security an illusion. "So we would issue a call to pulpit, press, platform, school and home to preach rgeard for law and support fcr those whose business it is to bring violators of the law to justice. This is vital, basic, fundamental, to our The Lions Club had a very large attendance Tuesday at Forrester's Cafe, probably the largest of all the business meetings, and the spirit seems to be growing. As Dr. Parks says, the ethics are taking root in the club to the extent that its work is reflected in general achievements and the fellow spirit engendered among the people of Union City and Obion County. Dr. Turner opened the meeting and Mr. Tittsworth reported progress towards the organization of the Un ion City Building and Loan Associa tion. Of the $25,000 capital eleven thousand dollars was already sub scribed and to this amount an addi tional twelve thousand dollars was subscribed In a few minutes while Mr. Tittsworth was on his feet. This makes the organization another real ization on the efforts of the club. The committee will now proceed with rticles of incorporation and perma nent organization. The discussion of street improve ments came next, quite a number of the members taking part. Mr. Chas. Dietzel reported a resolution to the effect that the club go on record in favor of the permanent public im provement of the streets, gutters and walks of Union City. This was unan imously adopted by a rising vote. Mr. Andrews, an alderman, expressed his appreciation of the fact that the club is showing an interest in public improvements ani that it 'is ready to support the city in its efforts for con structive measures. It remains for the city to determine how the plans are to be worked out and the traffic requirements of the different streets. Mr. Weatherford, of Memphis, was present, and explained the conditions existing when the former board un dertook street construction, making it impractical to proceed. The mar ket for bonds is now more favorable and street material and construction are also more reasonable. Mr. Hopper, a visiting alderman, was in favor of permanent streetsbut of a system which would involve less expensive construction on the streets which are not to bear so much traf fic. He felt that the cheaper streets could be maintained with the inter est necessary for the higher-priced street bonds. Mr. Pittman, former mayor, said that he hoped the present board would get the streets; that the for mer administration had all the hard ships. Rev. Marlin, pastor of the Baptist Church, was present and appreciated the welcome extended by the club. Mr. Motlow reported on the rat killing compaign that literature and publicity are soon to be in the hands of the public and that the committee will proceed as rapidly as possible. Mr. Dietzel - proposed a pig club, in . which the Lions club is to promote the distribution of pigs among the boys of the county, who are to raise the pigs and become responsible for the cost of same and report their progress to the club. Mr. Dietzel here reported the success of his brother, Mr. Herman Dietzel, Jr., at the Shorthorn Exhibition and Sale at Co lumbia, Tenn., in the number of pre miums awarded to his herd of short horns, amounting altogether to $240, or nearly one-fourth of the total pre miums of $1000. Mr. Kerr and Mr. Pickard both had something to say about the rais ing of pigs, and incidentally Mr. Pickard made the statement that Obion is the greatest livestock pro ducing county in the United States. It is a great feeding ground but not the greatest breeding ground in the country. il- Life's Conclusive Evidence. (This one carried a half-page lustration drawn by one of stag artists.) Visitor (at insane asylum:) "That man in the first cell looks intelli gent. What makes you think he's cra'iy?" Warden: "He lost money in the butcher business duiing the war." Life. 11 j Special-Six II j$r. 1 NSStt Cord Tires Standard Equipment tZ'-y J 1 NS matter what you pay for a car, you won't find greater satisfac tion than you can get in the Studebaker SPECIAL-SIX. That's why so many people who try entirely from the standpoint of 6atis faction, drive the SPECIAL-SlX. Satisfaction with a SPECIAL-SlX is due to its dependable chassis, its Stude-baker-built body, and the complete ness of the equipment This equipment includes an eight-day clock; one-piece, rain-proof windshield with parking lights in lower corners of windshield base, and windshield wiper. It includes cowl ventilator controlled from dash, tonneau light with extension cord, transmission lock which is oper ated by same key that locks the tool compartment in the left front door- pocket as well as the ignition, and a large rectangular plate glass in the rear curtain. ' ' There are many other features that would be considered unusual in cars of much higher price. Let us tell you some other points of SPECIAL-SIX superiority. The mechanical excellence of the SPECIAL-SlX has proved its satisfaction in the hands of thousands of owners. Its 50-horsepower motor provides great resources of smooth flowing power and wonderful flexibility. Its perfected dry-plate disc clutch makes gear-shifting quiet and -easy. And yet, the SPECIAL-SlX is not a costly car. At $ 1 4 75 , f . o. b. factory; it is a striking value unapproached bv ami car or comnarable nualitv. . , j . Touring, $1475 2-Pomi. Roadttur, $1423; 4-Pau. RoadtUr, $1478; Coup, $2130; Sedan, $2350.- All price f. o. b. factory See CLAUDE ANDREWS, at Motor Sales Company. Phone 126. frFMOI Money to Loan We are authorized to take applications for farm loans in Obion County on improved farms of 40 acres or more. The rate of interest is 6 per cent per annum and the loan made with the least possible delay. See us for information and details. C. IN. &H. H. LANNOM Union City, Tennessee. To THE MOORMAN MANUFACTUR ING COMPANY, a corporation, with its chief office in the city of. ftuincy, 111. At GRISOM'S YOU CAN SEE THE LATEST UP-TO-THE ' . MINUTE " REFRIGERATOR COUNTER AND MEAT SLICER We invite you to come in and see the nice sliced meat and fine cuts of meat. Also the nice Vegetables every thing kept in this Ice Cold Refrigerator Counter. We also have some specials in Canned Goods, Canned Grape Fruit, Canned Fruit Salad. A few cases nice standarct Peaches at $3.00 per doz. $6.00 per case. E. P. GRISiSOM 204 230 G. M. Thomas et al. vs. J. A. Foulks et als. Chancery Court, Obion County, Tennessee. In the above styled cause it ap- ' peanng to me uierK ana master i from the bill of complaint, which is ; sworn to, that the defendant, The ! Moorman Manufacturing Company, is non-resident of the State of Ten nessee, so that ordinary process of ! law cannot be served upon it. It is therefore hereby ordered that the said above named defendant appear before the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Obion County, 'Tennessee, on or before the third Monday of May, 1922, that being a rule day of said Chancery Court, and make defense to the said bill, or the same will.be taken as confessed by it, and the said cause set for hear ing ex-parte' as to it. It is further ordered tnat publication or tnis no tice be made for four consecutive weeks in The Commercial, a weekly newspaper published in Obion Coun ty, Tenn. " 3-4t This -11th day of April, 1921 " GEO. A. GIBBS, dork and Master. By Nelle F. Marshall, D. C. & M. Moore & Hudgins, Sol. for Complt.V TO GEO. W. UNDERWOOD. The Commercial, $1 a Year The Peoples Bank of Martin, Tenn., vs. Geo. W. Underwood et als. Chancery Court, Obion . County, Tennessee. In the above styled cause it ap pearing to the Clerk and Master from the bill of complaint, which is sworn to that the defendant, Geo. W. Underwood, is a non-resident of the State of Tennessee, so that ordi nary process of law cannot be served upon him. It is therefore hereby ordered that the said above named , defendant appear before the Clerk ' and Master of the Chancery Court of Obion County, .Tennessee, on or before the third Monday of May, 1922, that being a rule day of said Chancery Court, and make de fense to the said bill, or the same will be taken as confessed by him, and the said cause set for hearing ex-parte as to him. It is further or dered that publication of this notice be made for four consecutive weeks in The Commercial, a weekly news paper published in Obion County, Tenn. , irit This April 12, 1922. : . GEO. A. GIBBS, C. & M.. 'By Nelk) F. Marshall, D. C & M. Geo. C. Rowlett, Sol. for Complt.