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RED SPOT : Saves the Surface Our Paper Is the Best N RED SPOT PAINT & GLASS CO. . Saves the Surface . Our Paper Is the Best RED SPOT s PAINT & GLASS CO. JUL tlnion City Commercial, established r.,c,. . , c . West Tennessee Courier, established 1897 1 Consolidated September 1, 1897 UNION CITY, TENN.. FRIDAY, JUNE 2,1922. VOL. 32, NO. 10 LIONS MAKE PLANS FOR BIG THINGS Booster Trip, Fourth of July, Base ball, Grand Lodge. In order to get everything going - good-r-the Fourth of July, campaign for the extermination of rats and other activities the Lions ' Club - at its meeting last Tuesday took the - Initial step towards a county booster triD on Tuesday, the v 13 th day of June, at which time all the more im ' portant sections of that part of the county going thru Rives, towards Troy and Obion, will be visited, tak ing dinner at Obion and pioceeding towards Elbridge and the lake. 'I ne itinerary has only been suggested, not adopted, but committees are to complete arrangements. Union City Is to follow the lead suggested by the Louisville boosters, excepting that we go on a motor trip thru the county. ... Captain Householder,, of Jackson was in the city and a guest of the club, acknowledging the courtesies of the club. Mr. Motlow stated that the forces are being marshaled for the ra:. cam' paign and suggested the things nee essary for organization. Mr. Oliver outlined tho plan of campaign. It is, he aid, to be' or ganized into districts as far as Union City is concerned. It is to be a mil itary affair, proceedins along the most effective lines for the destruc tion of rats. The boy? of the town and the girls also are to have some work to do. The Scout forces will be utilized in the campaign. First general publicity announcements will be made and then people will be ready for the campaign. For in stance, if poison is to be used, every body will have to agree on that point. It will not do for on? house in a neighborhood to refuse if all the oth ers agree, for if one only declines to use the poison the rats from all the other? will be driven to that place. A. E. Kirkland wa3 elected chief of the campaign -forces and Messrs. Hugh Smith, W. C. Kelly and C L. Andrews a finance committee. Then the proposed booster trip was discussed and the club decided unanimously to have a grand rally of the Lions on this occasion. A com mittee of Mr. Rose, Mr, Ranck and Mr. Howard was appointed to ar rjnge preliminaries of the trip. J?r. Rose' had soms propositions to rank' at out the Fourth of July. It is im posed to give away a Ford car oa tl at occasion and plans for the day were suggested, including base- b ill and other attractions. Towards the close of the meeting Rev. J. M. Pickens offered a few re marks. He stated that at points as remote as Elbridge the people know what the Union City Lions are do ing. They are familiar with the facts that the Lions Club has boosted good roads, stimulated the move ment for new train service; that they are interested in every forward move ment now in Union City and Obion County, and that the boosters on the 13th would be welcome anywhere in the county. Rev. Pickens said he was glad to be with the club and would be present more frequently but for the fact he was very busy. He eaid he had 10,000 Methodists to look after and as they were all sub ject to backsliding he had all he could do to keep them in line. Rev. Pickens was elected as a del egate from the Union City club to attend the grand lodge meeting in June at Hot Springs, Ark. two or three years, and then I began to let the people see him. Just before I left you I was bothered about peo ple wanting to see him so often, un til I hid him agiin, but I being away this time the other fellow found hih. "Respectfully, "JOE HARPER." "SONG OP LIFE," ALL-STAR SPECIAL, IS COMING. HERE , "The Song of Life," an all-star production, heralded as ' one of the most dramatic and interesting pho plays of the year, is coming to the Reynolds Theatre on June 6. It was produced by Director John M. Stahl for Louis B. Mayer and is a First Na tional release. Georgia Woodthorpe, at one time leading lady for Edwin Booth, por trays the central character, th at of an elderly woman, who years before had left her home and husband be cause of her dislike of the menial tasks around a house and because of her love for pretty things. She real izes her folly when the happy1 mar ried life of another young couple is disturbed for the same reasons. Gaston Glass, distinguished as the star of "Humoresque," is seen as the juvenile lead, while Grace Darmond, afamous screen star and beauty, por trays the ingenue lead. Richard Headrick, four years old, universally beloved for his work in "The Child Thou Gavest Me," has an important role, and Wedgewood Nowell, a distinguished actor, takes the part of the heavy. Other Well known figures in the cinema world who contribute their talents to "The Song of Life," are Arthur Stuart Hull, Edward J. Peil, Fred Kelsey and Claud Payton. The production was filmed on an elaborate scale and is said to be the finest photodrama that ha3 yet been made by Mr. Stahl, who is rated as one of the most able members of his craft. MOVING PICTURES MADE IN UNION GITY GOOD BASEBALL .FINE TEAM WORK A Negro Mummy. Mr. E. H. Marshall: We have had so many inquries about the old negro Ned, and account that was published in quite a few papers last week that I wrote to Joe Harper, who is now in the undertaking business at Padu cah, Ky., for the particulars, and this is what he said: "As to Ned and his people it aever rmilft ha lfTinwn Tin i-n a nn i i'c mw from prison, trying to make it to Memphis, but fainted and died. I kept him for weeks and months to find some one that knew him. That was back in the time of D. A. George's last days, about twenty-five years ago. I embalmed him with M. & L. fluid. It wasn't the old mud negro. I kept him out of the way of people and the public until John Bell and Ligon's days and we got permission to put him in the under taking room. I hid him there tor Sunday Schools Pitch Second Game Last Friday. . The game last Friday between the Sunday school players of the Chris tian and the Cumberland churches was not so evenly matched. The Christians had the advantage of a league pitcher and another one or two who had been in the bushes, but there was nevertheless some good work done. The work was not heavy but it was more like professional ball. Of course Necar Johnson was the star of the two teams, at the same time Pete Rogers gave a very good imitation of Babe Ruth. Then there were a few other specimens of drilled work. Co'ble Walker made a fine double play in the field and some real base work. Bramham got a hot liner in the pocket without a flinch The box score is as follows: Christian. Bramham s s . Crenshaw, 3b . , Rogers, 2b...., Neely, -lb Johnson, p Conde, If Allmond, c Carmen, rf . . .' . . Quinn, cf...... Totals .... 8 Picture-Filming by the Sabins of Union City. ' Last Thursdy night the Sabin stu dios presented to a very appreciative audience their. first attempts at moving-picture photography at Reynolds Theatre. This week they will give their second exhibition! As there have been so many requests to repeat the first show they will again show "The Moon Queen" and "On Midsummer's Day," which were presented by the pupils of the first five grades of Westover and Central schools. This week they are giving scenes from "Hiawatha's Childhood" and "Patriots' Pageant of Peace." Next week they will show the Louisville Boosters and their activities here in Union City.; also the kindergarten class of Miss Imogene Jones at play; the Loyal Sons class of the First Christian Church; a panorama of the pupils of Westover school and sev eral other interesting local groups and interesting events. This week they are taking the baseball league teams and the crowds and have made some very interesting pictures of the fats and leans which played to a fine crowd last Wednes day. The Sabins are working' very hard to make the! finest moving pictures that it is possible to make, and they are endeavoring to overcome initial faults, but there are many which they do not see and they are asking all who see their work to criticise it and tell them just what they like and do not like and why, so that they may build upon these criticisms and put their work up to the best stand ards. Plans are under way for a home talent play to be photographed this summer from a scenario to be writ ten, acted and photographed and fin ished entirely in Union City. Get busy with your plots and write it in to a scenario form. It might be the one that will be chosen. 127,249 FORDS SOLD IN APRIL. Cumberland. Jordan, 3b C. Walker, ss. ; C. T. Rippy 2b. Houser, cf Adams-Scott . . . Grissom, rf . . . . Thornton, If . . . J. Rippy, lb... Mitchell, p. . . ... Chas. Walker . . R HEAP . . 3 2 1 1 . 1 2 ,3 .23 1 1 1 .11 1 2.41 2 1.". . . 1 . 3 11 . . 1 . . 1 . . . . 8 8 6 11 27 R H E A P 1 3 2 4 .11 1 3 . . . 5 3 1 . . . . .... 7 . . 1 . . 1 . .17 I 1 1 .4 . II ... . Totals 4 6 6 13 i4 In the pitcher's game Johnson struck out 12; Mitchell, 7. A. F. Tittsworth was the umpire and Jas. Whipple scorer. t Attendance and collection were both good. Cream and Cake "Will be served at the park by Cir cle No. 1 of the Ladies Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Sat urday evening, beginning at 5:30 o'clock, proceeds to go to parsonage fund. Captains: Mrs. J. N. Ruddle, Mrs. Maude Garrison. For Ice or Coal call 150. Ford Retail Sales Hit New High Mark. According to a report just re ceived from the Ford Motor Com pany Company, Detroit; a daily av erage of 5,210 retail sales of Ford cars and trucks had been reached by the close of April in the United States alone. Ford sales of cars and trucks for the month, including both domestic and foreign, totaled 127,249. This establishes a new high record, ex ceeding the largest previous month, June 1921, by 15467. The sale of Fordson tractors has also been steadily climbing. A total of 11,181 Fordsons were sold during April in the United States, a daily average of 469 having been reached by the end of the month. This gives the tractor a new high sales record, and shows 100 p'er cent increase over the best month in 1921. The Ford Company is enjoying a banner year in all departments. Out put of Ford cars and trucks for the year, according to previous estimates, will exceed 1,100,000 which repre sents a ten per cent increase over 1921.. ' The Ford factory at Detroit is now operating at full capacity, having a force of more than 40,000 men on the payroll. The scheduled output for May will probably reach 135,000 cars and trucks, which will be applied against orders approximating 165, 000. Despite the attempt of the factory and the twenty-three assembling plants in the United States to pro duce a sufficient number of cars to meet he unusually heavy demand,' it has been impossible for Ford deal ers in most cases to make immediate deliveries. the Executive Committee, that the treasurer have the privilege of writ ing checks for postage without an order from the secretary. The treasurer received one dozen American Legion Auxiliary emblem pins and price list on all emblems, including rings. A motion was made and carried that we order stationery, to be se lected later, . A check for 2.00 was sent to Na tional Headquarters for a permanent charter, which will be hand in scribed. A letter from Mrs. Gilmore, State secretary, was read, stating that she had received $10.00 from this aux iliary for the Victrola fund of John son City hospital. On account of the baccalaureate sermon of the Public School at the Methodist Church we had no Moth er's Day program. MRS. GERALD WOOSLEY, Sec. Pro. Tem. National Guard Locals. L There were two promotions in the commissioned staff last veek. Second Lieutenant Curtis B. Verhine pro moted to First Lieutenant, and First Sergeant Cecil V. Woodfin promoted to Second Lieutenant. Major R. H. Bond, Captain Glen T. May and First Lieut. L. G. Harn don, of Jackson, were visitors of Co. K last Tuesday night. Major Bond made a very interesting talk and was highly pleased with the progress now being made." This was followed by a few remarks and some helpful sug gestions from Captain May. Major Bond before leaving recom mended to the Adjutant General the appointment of Dr. R. G. Latimer, of this city, as Captain Medical Corps and Riley V. French as First Lieu tenant Regimental Supply Officer, National Guard of Tennessee. A limited number of enlistments will be accepted before June 10 for the annual fifteen-day encampment at Knoxville. Men applying must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years, of good moral character and able to pass good physical examina tion. Regular instruction periods each Tuesday night at 8 o'clock at the armory on South First street. Vis itors are cordially walcomed. Excursion to St. Louis. Announcement is made elsewhere in the columns of this paper by the Mobile & Ohio R. R. of a Sunday ex cursion to St. Louis, special train leaving Union City, Tenn., at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10, arriving St. Louis 6:30 Sunday morning, June 11, returning leaving St. Louis 9 o'clock Sunday night. The baseball fans will take this opportunity to see the game between the American League leaders, the New York Yankees, and the St. Louis Browns. These two teams, with the hard hitting opposing batsmen, Babe Ruth and Kenneth "Williams, and with the peerless first-baseman, George Sisler of the Browns, will be an added attraction for the visitor on this date. The floral display at Shaw's Gar den and the natural beauties of For est Park may be seen to the best ad vantage at this season of the year. . The amusement seeking visitor will find entertainment in the mov ing picture theatres and Forest Park Highlands. Many from this city are planning to take advantage of this excursion. American Legion Auxiliary. , The May meeting of the officers and executive committee of the American Legion Auxiliary was held at the Legion rooms May 18, 1922. After an Invocation by the chap lain a report was given by Mrs. Wat son, chairman of the Welfare Com mittee, on sending magazines to sol diers in Johnson City hospital, which shows that she has sent two pack ages of magazines, express amount ing to ?1.22. It was decided and approved by Father's Day. A very large audience was present last Sunday at the Methodist Church to attend the service given in honor of the fathers. A number of well known citizens were seated on the altar with the minister. The sermon .was befitting the day. Rev. Mathis is surely growing into the good graces and the highest regards of not only the people of his own church but of the entire community. He is a man of plain habits and speech, but he is a student and the gospel comes from his lips in its native pu rity and in its original significance. He is doing some good work in Union City, and when the conference finds another harvest field for him it will be an occasion when good friends must part. Unusual Sale. Take care of your complexion by wearing one of Circle No. 2's garden hats or dainty caps. Also keep cool by using one of their attractive fans. Sale opens promptly at nine o'clock Saturday morning, June 3, at Har-pole-Walker Furniture Co. Guaranteed Cord Tires 30x3 $11.00 32x3 17.00 32x4 21.50 34x4 .. 23.40 30x3 .$12.00 31x4 . 20.00 33x4 - 23.00 34x4. 29.30 What will your Car be worth a year from today? Dodge Brothers Motor Cars THE FIRST COST IS PRACTICALLY THE LAST GOODRICH TIRES best in the long run. Fabrics and Silvertown Cords Good Used Dodge Cars in first-class mechanical condition guaranteed We repair all makes of cars. All work guaranteed. Citizens Auto Company RICHARD A. SEMONES. Manager Phone 166 Union City, Tenn. THE .UNIVERSAL: CAR Sixteen or" ISixty Coupe $595 F. O. S. Detroit With Startm and Dtmountahlm Rima 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 refined a 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 1 Authorized Ford Dealer Phone 400 Union City, Tenn. I HarpolG-Valker Furniture Company FUNERAL DIRECTORS WHITESELL HARPOLE : J. L RANSOM, JR. 354 AND216-3 RINGS 432 AND 32 OFFICE PHONE'99 ' UNION CITY, TENN.