.The Commecial, Union City, Tenn,
FRIDAY, MAY 5,'1922.
UNION CITY STREETS
BONDS TO BE ISSUED
Board of Mayor and Aldermen Hear
At the meeting of the Board of
Mayor and Aldermen last Tuesday
night, it was anticipated that some
action would be taken with refer
ence to street improvements, and a
number of visitors were present Jo
take part in the movement. There
were also a number of persons there
who are interested in the construc
tion of the new depot or passenger
station to be built in Union City. It
seems that in the order dT the court
to provide for the opening of Church
''street across the tracks reference is
made' to Exhibit B as the type of
building to be constructed. An exhib
it is now in the hands of the freight
office of the N., C. & St. L. Ry.,
known as exhibit B. This exhibit
designates a frontage on the north
. with four rooms, viz: A ticket of
fice, northeast "orner; colored wait
ing roomsoutheast corner; baggage
room, southwest corner; waiting
room for whites, northwest corner.
Closets are to be located accordingly.
This will practically close up the
Church street side except for one
door for the colored passengers. Now
Mayor Woosley suggested that per
haps these plans were not to be used,
but that Exhibit B proper calls for
a different typo of building entirely.
The exhibit now in the hands of Mr.
Lovelace is the cause of the protest
that was made Tuesday night, and
this is the plan that was pre
sented two years ago. Mr. Sprad
lin, Mr. Verhine, Mr. Dietzel,
and, in fact, nearly everyone present
had something to say about the ar
rangement, objecting to the plans
and expressed a feeling that they are
not What Union City should have.
Some of the gentlemen are also of
the opinion that they are not what
the railroad companies really intend
to follow in the building of the new
The street improvement question
was then proposed and generally dis
cussed. A member of the board, Mr.
J. C. Burdick, was marooned out of
town and could not be present, and
asked, that no action be taken until
he arrived. The board therefore post
poned action until Wednesday night.
Postponed action did not interfere
with the discussion of street improve
ments. Every member and everyone
took part. Mr. W. G. Reynolds had
something to say in reference to his
experience at the Jeff Divis Highway
meeting at Jackson, Miss., to the ef
fect that highway construction is
now possible at a much lower cost
than heretofore. Mr. Wtsworth fa
vored a policy of making what is
known as permanent improvements
on the business streets and those re
quired for heavy traffic and the oth-
ers of a cheaper type; Mr. Hopper
thought that permanent types should
be used for a short distance in the
heart of the city and then cheaper
streets in the residence section; that
' cheaper streets could be maintained
for a period of years on the interest
required for bonding permanent con
struction. Mr. Kerr and Mr. An
drews, members of the board, had
some suggestions to make. Among
the visitors present J. P. Verhine of
fered the suggestion that Union City
could not afford street construction
at $2.60 per square yard, aggregat
ing $20,000 or more a mile. It is too
expensive. Mr. Spradlin could not
see the justice in improving Ury
street with permanent construction
'and leaving the remainder of the
resident streets out of the plans alto
gether. Mayor Woosley read a let
ter from General Waddell who is cqn
nected with highway improvements
in Arkansas, using asphalt coating
on graded roads at a cost of $1100
a mile, which is highly recommend
ed. Mr. Chas. Dietzel, representing
the Lions Club, favored a general
policy of permanent improvements.
So did Mr. Hugh Smith, chairman of
the county highway commisssion.
Henry Oliver, T. R. Reynolds, I. P.
Morris and others had some remarks
to make. Mr. Woatherford, of Mem
phis, who made the survey here last
year, is here again and is planning
an addition to the survey, including
another section of streets', totaling
a probable cost of $134,000 in per
manent improvements. He explained
the different character of street con
struction, life, maintenance and
costs, etc. The thing 'is, as we said
before, that Union City cannot af
ford from a half million to a million
ln street construction, and there
for only the principal business
thoroughfares should have perma
nent construction and the residence
sections a cheaper street. Therefore,
there is some jurtice in Mr. Sprad
lin's contention, . that one street
should not be improved at thje ex
pense of the others. Therefore cheap
construction only is possible on the
C. O. Rawl was elected sanitary
engineer to take care of the mosquito
campaign. Bids are to be accepted
fo'r the purchase of a street scarifier.
A special meeting of the Board of
Mayor and Aldermen was held Wed
nesday night to take up the propo
sition of street .improvements as un
finished business. Not bo many vis
itors were present as attended the
meeting Tueday night, but about the
same opinions were expressed as re
pards plans of construction. As
phaltic concrete with concrete foun
dation and straight concrete as two
types were considered, and when it
was decided that the cost was almost
the same asphaltic concrete was
adopted. Mr. Tittsworth offered a
resolution first to take up the work
proposed last year, paving on First
street from Harrison to Main, on
Main street from First to Ury and
all of Ury street. These are known
as Sections 1, 2 and 3. This after
some discussion, was withdrawn and
Sections 1 and 2 embraced in
a resolution to carry a bond issue of
$36,000 were adopted. Then a sec
ond resolution to create another two
sections to be known as 4 and 5 was
adopted. Section 4 embraces First
street from Main to Palmer and Sec
tion 5 embraces Church street from
Fifth street to Cemetery street
running east and west. In creating
new sections the citizens along those
sections will have to be notified and
objections, if any, filed, and then
proceed along the lines; decided upon.
The present plans are no doubt
very much better than the old plans.
The present plans embrace Church
street instead of Ury street and make
an addition of North First street. The
cost of the entire plans is estimated
at $125,000. This gives north and
south and east and west main lines
in and out of the city. However only
Sections 1 and 2, at $36,000 are
ready for bonding. The new dis
tricts will have to be organized be
fore b nds can be issued on them.
Now all this seems fine and good.
But there is a bigger question yet
and that is the cost. Last year when
everything was higher the estimate
for Sections 1, 2 and 3 was made at
$97,000. This year wc are led to be
lieve the work can be done fifteen to
twenty per cent cheaper. If tbr. t is the
case $125,000 for all five sections is
excessive extortionate. Last year
after the plans were abandoned an
offer to make a cut of $21,000 on the
$97,000 contract was made if the
board would entertain it. That would
have been $76,000 for Sections 1, 2
and 3. Therefore we say to the
board, beware that you don't get
stung either in the total contract
price, in the quality of the work, or
the proper bonding of the contrac
tors. MAY TERM OF OBION
CIRCUIT COURT IN SESSION
Judge Elkins Convenes Court and
Hears, Civil Cases.
Circuit Court convened this week,
Judge Elkins presiding, with very
small pressure of business, due to
the rains and farm work. The grand
jury wa3 organized and the officers
were all in their respective places.
The following civil cases were
Tom Hastings vs. W. E. Speigh,
Jean Smith, suit dismissed.
Ever Tight Piston, Ring Piston
vs. J..W. Miller ad American Express
and Railway Co. Plaintiff takes a
voluntary nonsuit as to the express
company. Case dismissed at plain
Dr. J. D. Adams vs. E. G. Johnson,
E. K. Farrar. Plaintiff dismisses his
suit as to E. K. Farrar and cost ad
judged against plaintiff, J. D. Adams.
Hornbeak Milling Co. vs. W. V.
Martin, J. H. Archie, Ed Parks.
Judgment of court dismissing case
and taxing plaintiff with cost.
Elbert Woods vs. P. B. Morris.
Plaintiff failed to appear for prose
cution and uit dismissed.
H. B. Fleming vs. Frank Lawson.
Judgment of court for plaintiff and
against defendant for $200.
J. C. Potter, foreman; S. D. Clem
mons, Bob Neil, T. M. King, A. T.
Thompson, D. Caudle, G. A. Moore,
Li T. Holliday, J. H. Dorgan, Carroll
Caldwell, R. A. Gossum, J. V. Mc
Corkle, G. W. Caudle.
Ed Reese, W. M. Bruce, J. M. Hon
eycutt, J. H. Grooms, W. P. Morris,
E. M. Tate, J. E. Stovall, C. G. Bar
kor, Joe M. Calhoun, E. P. Ander
son, Jas. H. McCaw, T. R. Meadow.
I can test your cows for tuberculo
sis at once. Call me for your spring
surgery at 312 or 220.
DR. YOUN'7 BLOOD.
NEW BANK FOR FARM
, LOANS IN LOUISVILLE
$250,000 Institution With Walter
Howell, President. (
The Louisville Joint Stock .Land
Bank, a new farm loan institution,
with a capitalization of $250,000 and
with provision for loans aggregating
$4,000,000 will be opened in Louls-i
ville, was made known by Walter
Howell, president of the new bank.
He declared application forY charted
had been made to the Federal Farm
Loan Board at Washington.
The enormous loaning power of
the bank is made possible thru the
sale of Joint stock farm loan bonds,
it was said. The bonds are issued
under the supervision of the federal
government and re entirely tax ex
empt. The capital will be increased
whenever necessary. v
$35,000 MAXIMUM' LOAN.
At first the new. farm loan institu-1
tlon will operate only In Kentucky
and Indiana, but later, its incorpora
tors say, it will extend to Tennessee.
The maximum loan to any one per
son will be $35,000. ' '
The incorporators are F. M. Sack
ett, John W. Barr; Jr., L. W. Botts,
Henning Chambers, Attila Cox, S. A.
Culbertson, J. C. Englehard, Walter
Howell, W. H. Kaye, W. J. Mont
gomery, J. D. Stewart and J. Ross
Todd. ' These men are also directors
of the Citizens Union Fourth Street
Bank, the Citizens Union National
Bank and the Fidelity, and Columbia
Mr. Howell, it was further learned,
had resigned as president of the Fed
eral Farm Loan Board.
According to Mr. Howell, the ad
dition of the Joint Stock Land Bank
to these financial institutions gives
to this city and the surrounding
territory one of the strongest ban
Ing groups in the whole country and
insures to the agricultural and busi
ness interests, of this section a finan
cial support and backing which
should be Invaluable.
Mr. Howell started his career in a
small bank in Tennessee and has de
voted his life to the study of bank
ing. After a series of promotions he
became the, first president of the
Federal Land Bank in Louisville in
1917; and the success of that institu
tion under his guidance has been
noteworthy. He brings to the new
institution a prestige and- acquaint
ance which augurs well for its suc
cessful operation. Louisville Her
ald. ' i
Herd Scores Fine Record.
Mr. Herman Dietzel has returned
from the Southern Shorthorn Exhi
bition and Sale at Columbia, Tenr.,
he'ld May 1 and 2, and comes home
with a fine report from his herd of
shorthoens. ' J
He entered into competition with
some of the best herds in the South
and the result was as follows:
Reserved champion cow $35
One bull and two cows by one
One bull and two cows bred and ,
consigned by one person .... 35
Best five animals by one con
Best five animals bred by one
Section 7 (four cattle entered) 1
First, $20; second; $15; third, ,
$10; sixth, $5 . 50
(19 entered in class)
Section 3 (bull calf entered):
won third 10
(22 entries) "
Section S, one and one-third... 10
Heifers in Section 7 and bull calf
in Section 3 sold to Mr. Whitfield in
Maury County to start a herd.
Mr. Dietzel's competitors were as
follows: Lespedeza Farm, Hickory
Valley, Tenn. Thomas & Thomas,
Shelbyville, Ky. C. I. Smith, Camp
bellsburg, Ky. Hovell & Son,
Waynesville, N. C. J. G. Allen, New
port, Tenn. Cowan & Cowan, Dick
son, Tenn. Geo. Eliazer, Dickson,
Total amount of premiums was
Ford Car Men Meet. '
The West Kentucky and South
west Kentucky District Convention
of the Ford dealers which met yester
day at the R. H. Rust garage and
salesrooms was entertained here by
the host, R. H. Rust, in a very de
lightful way. Mr. Rur"8 place of
business on Washington avenue was
live with visiting car men. A num
ber of officers from the home office
in Detroit and from the branch of
fices in Memphis were also present.
A feature of the occasion was a pic
ture 'show, followed by a banquet at
the j Palace Hotel. The celebrated
Lincoln car and foundries were
shown in the pictures. Mr. Rust, as
usual, ' vas active and made the occa- on the first Sunday, May 7. Every
sion very pleasant for all the visiotrs. one cordially invited. v
On Saturday morning we will , put on sale 10 dozen
Gingham Dresses, made by The Jackson Cornpany, at
actual cost of the material. These dresses are made in
three styles, in all colors, "and m sizes froirj 16 to 48.
Do not miss tfiis
, Senator, L. E. Gwinn, candidate
for Governor of Tennessee from Tip
ton County, announces that he will
speak in Union City on Monday
night, May 8, at 8 o'clock. Mr.
Gwinn was here last Monday and
made a very favorable impression.
He will no doubt make an interest
ing address and should have a large
Election of Teachers.
The Board of Education met last
Saturday night in called session for
election' of Superintendent of the
City Schools and grade and high
school teachers. Following were
Superintendent, , F. E". Ranck;
teachers, Miss Morton Covington, C.
F. Shecley, Miss Cassio Hamilton,
Miss Inez Lovelace, J. E Cox, Miss
Mary Bird Pursloy, Miss Ninnie
Acceptances have boon received
from the teachers elected on the pre
vious Wednesday night.
Notice to Company K.
All members of Company K, 117th
Infantry, are to turn in all Federal
property at the armory as soon as
possible. Pay roll for the last pe
riod of 1921 will reach here this
week, but will not be paid until every
enlisted man in the organization has
checked in his clothing. The armory
will be open every afternoon be
tween one and three o'clock and on
regular Tuesday drill night. - If you
have turned in your clothing see that
the other man does.
Old Depot to Be Sold.
Agent W. W. Lovelace, of the N.,
C. St. L. Ry. Co., is in receipt of in
structions from the office of the pres
ident in Nashville, embracing speci
fications for the sale and moving of
the old passenger depot away entire
ly. The sale must be made by the
10th of May and the depot must be
moved by the 1st of June. This
will no doubt set at rest all doubt3
about the immediate construction of
a new depot.
Owing to commencement services
being held at Bethel College on the
second Sunday 'in May, the Rev. R.
L. Kealhley announces that commu-
' nion s rvices will be a Beech Church
THEY FIGURE AS FOLLOWS!
A yds Gingham. ... . . $1.13
1 yard Organdie ........ .50
1 pattern.... .20
Buttons ., .10
opportunity. The sale will lasjt until
the entire lot is sold. . ,
Special Service. ,
Pastor Baker announces preaching
by H. S.Hughes, of Memphis, at the
First Christian Church in Union City
next Sunday, both mprning and even
ing services. Mr. Hughes will be
here for a ' week's meeting at Rey
nolds Theatre and occupies the
church pulpi on Sunday. On Sun
day afternoon he makes a special ad
dress at Reynolds Theatre, i
Children's day and decoration
day will-be observed at Salem on the
second Saturday in May. Rev. Sel
lars will preach and everybody inter
ested in the church and cemetery
is invited to be present.
A lot of troubles would solve them
selves if the whole " world would
krjock off and go fishing for one
week. Columbia, S. C, Record.
What is needed just now to make
the spring lawn campaign a. success
is work and mower work. Kansas
The numbe ofp eople in the United
States who cannot speak English is
less than two millions. This includes
train callers. Akron Beacon-Journal.
Whenever the Germans reach the
point where there , is nothing else to
do they are always willing to do it.
"Women are disappointing as Ju
rors' says a Judge in Minnesota.
'And 0, we blush to admit, are men.
'Nother proof of sex equality. Ta
Jack Demp3ey's verdict that King
George and the rest of the British
royal family are "nice-looking" peo
ple" relieves the Anglo-American en
tente of a serious strain. Chicago
Lady Astor will undoubtedly stir
up a lot of unrest in this country
with her slogan, "Woman's place is
in the house." St. Paul Pioneer
We read that it costs $250 to dress
a girl properly. For-goodness sake,
give one of them $250! It would be
worth it to see a girl dressed proper
ly. Arkansas Gazette.
First College Man: I want you to
come to our dance to-night.
Second Ditto: Thanks. Is it for
mal, or shall I wear my own clothes?
IAN ORDINANCE CREATING THE
OFFICE OF SANITARY ENGI-"
SECTION 1. Be it ordained by the
Board of Mayor aDd Aldermen of
Union City, that the office of Sanitary
Engineer of Union City be created and
that bis duties shall be such as are
prescribed from time to-time by the
State Board of Health in extinguishing
and preventing mosquitos and malaria. .
.SECTION 2. Be it further' ordained
that the Sanitary Engineer shall have
the & ithority and" power to employ
such laoor as is necessary and needed
to assist him in bis work, but it must
be with tbb-consent and approval of
the Sanitary Committee. .
SECTION 3. . Be it further ordained
that the salary pf the said Sanitary
Engineer shall be $60.00 per month,
and that his term of office shall be
from May 15th to September 15th.
SECTION 4. Be it' further ordained
that this ordinance take Effect from aDd
after its passage, the public welfare re
quiring it; that all laws ai J parts of
laws in conflict herewith are repealed.
1 Passed and approved this 2d day of
J. W. WOOSLEY, Mayor.' ,
W. D. KEISER, Recoriyr.
Published in the Union City Com
mercial Friday, May 7, 1922.
Carroll P. Wilson et al vs. R. L. t)a
vis et al., Chancery Court, Obion
County, Tennessee. 3
In the above styled cause it appear
ing to the Clerk and Master from the
bill of complaint, which is sworn to,
that the defendant, R. L. Davis and
Victoria Davis are non-residents of the
State of Tennessee, so that ordinary
process of law cannot be served upon
them. It is thereforeNhereby ordered
that the said above named defendants
appear beforo the Clerk and Master of
the Chancery Court of Obion County,
Tennessee, on or before the First Mon
day of June, 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 them,
and the tmid cause set for hearing ex
parte as to thein. It is further ordered
that publication of this notice be mide
four consecutive weeks in The Commert
cial, a weekly newspaper published in
Obion County, Tenn.
This May 1, 1922.
GEO. A. GIBBS,
Clerk and Master,
By Nelle F. Marshall, D. C. and M.
Piejjce & Fry, Sol. for Compl't.
"Mine won't work either."
"My husband is a regular perpet
ual motion machine." , ,
Judge. ' . '
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