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Marshall & Baird, Union City. Tenn, Entered nt the post office. Union City. Tennes ee. as second-class mail matter. FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1922. For Representative. vm -i rVT Y - BiitknriVerl to an BKAIlwii- -7- , ; R Rratton as a candidate tor re-election as Representative from Obion County in the Ceneral Assembly of Ten nessee, .ubject to the action of the Demo cratic party. For Floater. 11.0 -i AlDDDNr W an author. ized to announce Charles Claiborne of Uyer County as a candidate ror me u.cmuv.". nomination for re-election as Flotenal Rep resentative for the counties of Dyer, Lake and Obion, subject to the August primary. ' Hon. L. E. Gwinn. One or two things that are usually impressive about any young man striving to make himself useful and aspiring to places of honor are the elements of devotion and sincerity the study of his w. rk and the heart to declare its principles. We refer to Hon. L. E. Gwinn, candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Tennessee, who spoke here last Monday night. Mr. Gwinn made a very interesting' speech to a small number of Democrats. It would have bceen worth while to every citizen of the county who could have heard it. The Commercial can call atten tion to only .". few points of the speech, and the principal one is the subject of taxation. Mr. Gwinn evi dently has beeen making a study of taxation. He says that the Roberts and the Taylor tax .laws are neither a fundamental change in system, but merely enlargements upon former re cent acts of the Legislature. Said Mr. Gwinn, all governments have for generations been trying to realize on intangible personal and property taxes, and the greater the effort, it seems, the more difficult becomes the problem and the harder it is to bring about the desired results. Mr. Gwinn therefore proposes an entire change of system, fundamental as well as administrative changes. He gets his inspiration from John Stuart Mill and the more recent works of some of our university presidents. The first proposition is a radical change. It is to abolish the direct land tax for State purposes. This seems to be diametrically opposed in theory to the Henry George single tax plan, which contemplates a single direct land tax. Something of this nature is lately promulgated by Mr. John Rogers, of Knoxville, who proposes to do away with personalty tax alto gether nd gradually to abolish the tax on improvements, such as build ings, etc. Mr. Gwinn proposes to take exactly the opposite route from these theories. He proposes no direct land tax whatever for State purposes and that the county and State tax de partments be separated entirely, the counties having entire jurisdiction of their own taxing problems. This look3 to us like local self government and Democracy, if not practical. But why not practical? Now the question is how does Mr. Gvinn propose to get his revenue for State purposes. First is a severance tax on the natural products of the earth, viz: Coal and mineral proper ties. Next is a tax on incomes from corporations. . Next is a tax on the interest from stocks and bonds. Next is a tax to take the place of privilege taxes and this is a tax on the net profits of mercantile business. All of these and others, say a tax on such things as gasoline, will do much towards solving the economic prob lems of State government. Anyway, it sounds good, and no doubt the enforcement of such a system would create a stronger sentiment in the State among commercial and busi ness organizations for more sound business in State government. Mr. Gwinn had other plans as to State administration, but one other only will we undertake to recall at this time. That is the consolidation of administrative departments, which ' ar3 scattered all over the cty of Nash ville and costing the State some five hundred millions a year. The con solidation and coordination of these departments, says Mr. Gwinn, will yield better results and give greater efficiency to the State. Mr. Gwinn would reorganize these departments nnder nine general heads. It would mean a political fight against the office bolder, but no man can serve the State and the professional poli tician at the same time. Now, in all the work of political reform, says Mr. Gwinn, little can be accomplished except with indorse ment of the people of the State. Any effort of this character without the moral support of the people will avail but little. Mr. Gwinn was heard with un usual attention and interest, and it goes without saying that he made a Giif speech. Election Qualifications. Every man and woman of voting age in Obion County, if they desire to vote in the primary and general elections in August, must govern themselves by the election qualifica tions, requiring registration and the payment of poll tax. Poll tax"niust be paid as follows: The law requires poll tax receipts for 1921 to be paid 60 days before the election either in a primary or general election; to entitle one to vote in the August primary or gen eral election, June 4th Is the last day on which they can be paid. This is a matter of general interest to ev erybody and one in which all candi dates are interested. The law for 1921 assessed all poll taxes as of June 1,1921. Every year after 1921 they are assessable as of Jan. 10. So that, any man or wom an becoming 50 years old before June 1, 1921, will not have to pay any poll tax. Any boy or girl becoming 21 years old after June 1, 1921, will not have to pay any poll tax. Any boy or girl who is under 21 on the day of the August primary, but who will be 21 by the November' elec tion, can vote in the August primary. In other words, any person who will be a qualified voter in( the general election in November can vote in the August primary. All geneial election requirements a3 to registration, etc., apply in the primary election. Hon. Benton McMillin, candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Tennessee, was a visitor in Union City last Monday. He came in Sunday evening and spent the en tire day shaking hands with the peo ple of Union City and Obion County. Mr. McMillin is an honored citizen of Tennessee. He was in Congress twen ty vears ago, a member of the Lower House for many years, and served wo terms as Governor of Tennessee. It is said that no governor ever in the history of the State exerted more influence upon the Legislature for the best interests of the State than did Governor McMillin and no gov ernor made a better executive nor Droduced greater efficiency and co ordination in administrative affairs. Mr. McMillin has been signally hon ored by the people of the State,, but the State has also been honored with the services of one of the biggest and most loyal sons of the South. T hese are things which will weigh very greatly in the coming primary elec tion. Chas. Claiborne for Floater. Chas. Claiborne, who served in the recent General Assembly as Floterial Representative from Dyer, Lake and Obion counties, is announcing for re election, subject to the August pri mary. . Esquire Claiborne needs no introduction to the voters of Dyer County. He has represented the fifth district of the county in the Dyer County Court for years and has always been found on the right side of every question. He has been one of the most active men in the court, ever ready to work for the interests of the people. In the General As sembly he was just as active. He fought against every bad interest that popped up and favored every measure that was introduced for the benefit of the taxpayers. He is pro pressive, yet conservative, on all fi nancial questions. His work deserves a renomination. Dyersburg Gazette. A Country Sick of Politicians. Senator Frelinghuycen made a stump speech before the Hudson County .Republican Committee Mon day night in the course of which he said that everything the people of New Jersey had demanded when they voted the Republican ticket in 1920 "they had received." "They will sup port the party." he continued, "that has not indulged in false promises but has delivered beyond their ex pectations." It is safe to siy that there is no body in New Jersey intelligent enough to read and write who be lieves what the Senator said. It is equally safe to say that Senator Fre linghuysen himself does not believe it. He was talkinz the familiar pat ter of the professional politician, and the patter of the professional poli tician has little relation to any ex irting state of facts. The Republican managers will never win the fall elections by tell ing the country that the Harding administration and the Sixty-second Congress have surpassed all expecta tions. They would stand a much better chance if they went before the country admitting their own hope less incompetency but triumphantly pointing to the Democratic minor! ty's record of unsurpassed stupidity in Congress. That would be some thing to talk about, and the Repub licans could fairly claim thpi a po litical trial balance would show that they were no worce than the Demo crats and that their leadership has been no more blundering. On that issue they would have a debatable case and a great may voters might be convinced. . To claim, however, that the Ad ministration and the Sixty-seventh Congress have more than met the ex pectations of the American people is to claim in effect that the American people are less than half-witted. Out side of the select circle of Republican office holders nobody io satisfied with the work of tho Administration or with the work of Congress. Repub licans are no less vehement in their complaints then Democrats. Tho av erage voter is rapidly losing his faith in political parties, and his faith in government itself is at the lowest ebb that it has ever reached. Everybody is dissatisfied, although nobody quite knows what could be done about it. If it were possible to organize a third party which could start with a clean slate and with a leadership that betrayed some faint understand ing of the economic problems of the country, both of the old parties would have to fight for their lives and one of them would have to go under. All that is saving either of them to-day is the inability of the country to find means by' which ef fective expression can be given to its political discontent. Tho Republicans in Congress are still thinking in terms of 1897 and the Democrats are thinking only of the mistakes made by the Republi cans. The country in the mean time is sick of party politics and sick of party politicians, but somehow it seems to have lost its capacity for po litical initiative. It has forgotten the trick of recovering possession of its own affairs. That is the only rea son why the Senator Frelinghuysens are not chased off the platform when they make speeches saying that all campaign promises have been re deemed beyond the expectation of the voters. New York World. ' Notice. Elder Ernest C. Love, of Nashville, Tenn., will preach at the following places and on the following dates: Hornbeak, Monday night, May 15; Glady Hill, Tuesday night, May 16; Mount Zion, Wednesday night, May 17; Bethel, Thursday night, May 18; Dark Ridge, Friday night, May 19, and at Rehoboth Saturday , night, May 20. I hope the brethren at each place will get a move on themselves and have a large hearing for each appointment. 1 I will accompany Bro. Love thru the crooked, winding paths of the lake hills to each of the above named places to secure a safe arrival on the part of the preacher. Brethren, have your meeting houses well lighted and your souls attuned to sing God's praise and hear the dear old gospel preached in its purity and simplicity. May 5, JOHN R. WILIAMS. Turning the Searchlight on Chicago. The Chicago division of the Asso ciation Against the Prohibition Amendment had declared that pro hibition was an unmitigated failure in Chicago as elsewhere. The pro-beer and wine newspapers of Chicago had been for months run ping a "blood and thunder" serial of law violation and "moonshine whiskey" mortality, as the only news about prohibition. The city council of Chicago had made itself notorious by passing a resolution favoring a modification of the Volstead Code to provide for the manufacture of wine and beer, and had then sent out circular letters to councils of other cities asking them to do likewise. In the face of these facts Chicago seemed a somewhat hopeless field in which to search for benefits from the dry law. But the one to whom the task was assigned reasoned that if, perchance, tnere should be discov ered in that city a very few men, women or children who had profited' in body, mind or soul by the Eigh teenth Amendment, then without doubt in more favored, territory there could be found an aboundance of such evidence as to the value of .the national prohibition law. The following statements from va rious individuals, societies and de partments of the city government speak for themselves. FROM STANDPOINT OF HEALTH. The year 1921 was heralded far and wide as a banner health year in the city of Chicago, the vital statis tics furnished by its officials showing a marked decrease in deaths.- When Dr. William H. Evans, for many years commissioner of health for Chi cago, and now editor of the Health Department of the Chicago Tribune, was asked if prohibition had been a factor in this fine health record, he replied in the affirmative. At the Department of Health, E. R. Pritchard, secretary of the board, gave expression to his sentiments in the following words: "From both health and economic standpoints pro hibition has been of pronounced ben efit. For people' to be proper.y nour ished, housed and clothed has a di rect effect on our mortality statistics, and that is what prohibition has done." Dr. John Dill Robertson, until very recently health commissioner of Chi cago, gave the following statistical records of public institutions: - Alcoholic Cases in House of Correc tion (Bridewell). 1918 (last license year) 1772 1921 151 Total Alcoholic Cases Reported. 1918 1921 1921 1040 IN buying a motor car, you either buy aisfaction or wish you had. You buy positive satisfaction when you select the Studebaker SPECIAL-SIX. Here's why: Its 50-horsepower motor gives you ample power and sped. Its roomy body is as handsome as it is well built. It is made complete in Studebaker'8 own shops where fine coach work has been in progress for 70 years. Its 1 1 9-inch wheelbase insures utmost comfort for five passengers because it provides room enough for the passen gers to relax, withoutcrowding.in deep, restful, genuine leather upholstery. Its dependability has been proved in the hands of thousands of owners. And when you compare it with other i. 1 : J 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. N.&H. H. LANINOM Union City, Tennessee. YOU CAN SEE THE LATEST UP-TO-THE MINUTE REFRIGERATOR COUNTER AND MEAT SLIGER 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 standard Peaches at $3.00 per doz. ; $6.00 per case. E. P. GRlSSOM 204 '.': 230 The Commercial, $1 a Year jy riljlJ., Special-Six lL $r Five-pa mar, SO-honepewer ' Flee-panfr, SO-hompowet 110-inch whlbate , Cent Tins Standard Equipment Touring, $1475; 2 -Pat. Roadster, $1425; 4 -Past. Roadster, $147 Si Coupe, $2150; Sedan, $2350. All price f. o. b. factory f UNION GITY GARAGE Old Massey Stand CLAUDE ANDREWS, Manager I v. ... cars, keep in mind these features of equipment and remember the price of the SPECIAL-SIX is $ 1 4 75 f . o. b. factory: Jeweled eight-day clock on Instrument board. Cowl ventilator controlled from instrument board. Tonneau lamp with extension coid. Parking lights in lower comers of windshield base. . t One-piece rain-pioof windshield and wind shield wiper. Large rectangular plate glass rear window 7x23 in. Tool compartment in left hand front door with lock. Transmission lock which reduces cost of in surance to owner 5 to 20. One key operates the Yale lock on ignition switch, transmission and tool compartment. We shall be glad to tell you of many other important points of superiority of the Special-Six. You owe it to yourself to see a Studebaker before you buy any car. NON-RESIDENT NOTICE. Carroll P. Wilson et al vs. R. L. Da- ' Via tit Hi., vuBiiueiy wuun, County, Tennessee. la the above styled cause it appear ing to the Clerk and' Master from the bill of complaint, which is sworn to, that the defendant, K. L. Davisand Victoria Davis are non-residents of the State of Tennessee, so that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon them. It is therefore hereby 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. Hav of said Chancerv Court, and make defense to tbe said bill, or the same will be taken as confessed by tueui, and thfi said cause set for hearing ex- parte as to them. It is further ordered that publication of tins notice be mae four consecutive weeks in The Commer cial, a weekly newspaper published in Obion County, Tenn. This May 1, 1923. ' GEO. A. GIBBS, Clerk and Master. By Nelle F. Marshall, D. C. and M. Pierce & Fry, Sol. for Compl't. - Rising in the World.. ' "Well, Jenks finally mounted to the high place for which the whole community felt he was destined." "Yes?" , "Yes. They hanged him to the highest limb in the county. Overheard in Our Office. Some girl called you on the phone ewhlle you were outto lunch." "That so? Did Itsound like a blonde or a brunette?" "Must have been a perox. Her voice seemed to be changing.' ' Tardy. "I notice they arrested another big gang of bootleggers In Chicago yes terday." "What for? Getting behind with their deliveries?" Life. Personal Application. "Is poker a matter of luck, or does science enter into it?" "It's science if you win; but luck if you lose." Life. - Reduced to Pulp. "1 put a note in ho Jar for the milkman." "Yes, my dear, I found it in tha milk."