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West Tennessee Courier, established 1897 1 Consolidated September 1, 1897
VOL. 32, NO. 10
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.
, "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
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
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:
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
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.
Jordan, 3b
C. Walker, ss. ;
C. T. Rippy 2b.
Houser, cf
Adams-Scott . . .
Grissom, rf . . . .
Thornton, If . . .
J. Rippy, lb...
Mitchell, p. . . ...
Chas. Walker . .
. . 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
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
Captains: Mrs. J. N. Ruddle,
Mrs. Maude Garrison.
For Ice or Coal call 150.
Ford Retail Sales Hit New High
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,
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
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.
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
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
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
Phone 166 Union City, Tenn.
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
354 AND216-3 RINGS 432 AND 32

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