The Commercial, Union City, Tenn.
FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1922,
, Mr. Buck Hogan is very sick this
Miss Johnnie Woody, of. Rives, is
the guest of Miss Louise Stovall.
Miss Cordie Crittendon, of Uniqp
City, spent the week end with her
; parents. c
E. W. Stovall, who has been in
the hospital at Memphis for two
months, came home Saturday. His
' friends are glad to see him so well
, Misses Cordie and Annie Mai
Starnes, of Rives, were the guests
"Wednesday of Mrs. E. Garrison.
The New' Home, Mount Pelia and
$-ittendon Grove singing schools met
at Crittendon Grove Sunday after
noon for their monthly singing. A
large crowd heard the good singing.
, Christian Endeavor meets Sunday
afternoon, Carmi Davis, leader. We
are going to look for you.
We hear that Allen Hogan, who
lias been with the Western Union
Telegraph Co. at Memphis, is now an
operator in Little Rock, Ark,
, 'The death angel came into our
midst Friday morning and claimed
Mrs. Jane Vaughn. For several
months Mrs. Vaughn has been se-
; Tiously ill and all that living hands
could do was done. Mrs. Vaughn
"was 83 years old. She reared fifteen
.children, eleven of her own and
four stepchildren. Seven children j
survive her, also 24 grandchildren,)
11 great grandchildren and two
"brothes, Tom Jackson and Neal Jack
son, of Mississippi. She was a mem
ber of the Baptist Church. Services
were held at Cane Creek Friday af
ternoon and her body was interred
"BIG GUNS ARE USELESS
IF THEY MISS THE MARK'
THE IMPORTANT JOB.
I may fail to be as clever as my
A gun may be big and powerful, ! neighbor down the street,
but if it misses the mark it is use- I may fail to be as wealthy as some
less. The trouble with Mr. Morris's1 other men I meet,
speech, a synopsis of which appeared I may never win the glory which a
in issue of The Commercial May 19, j lot of men have had,
is that he missed the mark. This But Ive got to be successful as a
would not have been true if he had! little fellow's dad!
there. 1 i
Mr. Craig 'Replies.
Hon. W. W. Craig, Ripley, Tenn.,
who is making an active campaign
for Congress against Hon. Finis J.
Garrett in the Ninth District, takes
xception to the story published in
emphasized thoroughness in our
schools instead of such radical
changes in the curricula and in the
organization of the class-room. -The
writer wishes to make a plea
for the classical education, and Lat
in, of course, figures largely in this,
at least during the present age. Let
it be remembered that -it was this
type that produced such lawyers as
Moses, such religious leaders as
Paul, such orators as Cicero, sucB
philosophers as Kant, such scientists
as Newton, such soldiers as Robert
E. Lee, and such statesmen as Wood
row Wilson. This type, too, produced
such poets as Milton and Tennyson,
and such lecturers as Ruskin and
Emerson. Latin is not a dead lan-'
guage, although it is not at present
used as a language by any people in
its completeness. There are at least
twenty words in this article, thus
j far, that show Latin origin. And be
sides, the principles, the vigor, and
the exactness that is contributed to
the English from the Latin is surely
evident. Take away the influence of
Greek and Latin from our English
and we should be but little better off
in expressing our thoughts than were
the Indians when the white men first
' came to America. J
i The writer has the most profound
sympathy for one who has studied
! Latin for six years and yet finds no
I use for it in the practice of law. The
1 physician might just as consistently
I contend that he found no use for
chemistry in the practice of medi
cine. The agriculturist might just
' as reasonably argue that he found
no use for biology in the science of
! farming. It goes without saying that
; the lawyer would find no direct ap
plication of the rules governing the
There are certain dreams I cherish
Which I'd like to see come
There are things I would accomplish
ere my time of life 13 through,
But the task my heart is set on is to
guide a little lad
And to make myself successful as
that little fellow's dad. 1
I may never come to glory, I may
never gather gold,
Men may list me with the failures
when my business life is told,
if he who follows after shall
be' manly, Til bo glad.
I'll know I've been successful
as thpt little fellow's dad.
the one Job that I dream of,
it's the task I think of most,
failed that growing youngster,
I'd have nothing else to boast;
though wealth and fame I'd
gathered, all my future would
If I'd failed to be successful as
that little fellow's dad.
Edgar A. Guest HHHH
EDGAR A. GUEST.
the Commercial Appeal of Monday, ' dative case when in the courtroom
May 22, and copied in this paper last Dt it does stand to reason that one
"week. This story was in effect that j who uses language as does the law
yer snoum ana must know ana use
any of the principles and fine shades
many of the principles and fine
shades of meaning to be derived from
the study of Latin and Greek.
Mr. Morris contends for a longer
Mr. Garrett's colleagues were not
. able to, understand opposition to him.
Mr. Craig says:
To the Commercial Appeal:
"The article in Monday's Commer
cial Appeal by R. M. Gates, news
paper correspondent, questioning the extension of time for the. study of
propriety of my making the race 1 arithmetic. He knows that he touches
rfor Congress against Mr. Garrett a sacred spot in the school-room af
reaches a new high level in political fections of many of the older voters
dictation. If it states the facts fair- when he thus speaks of the three
ly, Congress has resolved itself into
a political arena wherein the game
lor political advantages is being
staged while the pressing needs of
their constituents are flagrantly neg
lected, and by the aid of the press
R's, for to many of them those were
their only fields of training. The
writer would not belittle their im
portance at any time, either past,
present or future. It does appear,
however, that if these were taught
. it nas arrogated to itself the right to efficiently and learned thoroughly,
and is challenging any man who runs their study should not occupy a larg-
f or office without the approval of er space in the public school program
Congress. No such political func-jthan at present. If a pupil cannot
tions were delegated to Congress by master the principles of arithmetic
the constitution. Here is a very, after having studied them through
forceful illustration of the danger of . eight grades, either he or the teach-
allowing men sto remain in office so
'long that they are able to subvert
the agencies of government in order
to perpetuate themselves in power.
Neither Congress nor the Democratic
party will be adversely - affected by
my election or Mr. Garrett's defeat.
Let Congress attend to its constitu
tional duties, and let the people elect
their congressmen without sugges
tion or coercion from these self-con-.
stituted political advisers, living out
side of the congressional district."
The reason wo sell more shoes
than the other shoe stores is because
we sell better shoes for less money.
CASH GROCERY CO.
The reason we sell more flour than
all the other stores in Union City
combined is because we sell better
.flour for less money.
CASH GROCERY CO.
SERVICE SERUM CO.
Pitman-Moore Serum, "The Leader
In the North," $1.25 per 100.
Albany Serum, 1.00 per 100.
Veterinary Biologies and Remedies
of all kinds on sale.
Next door to Red Star Drug Store.
E. W. YOUNGBLOOD, D.V.M.,
Notice to Buggy Owners
Before buying a new Buggy,
get my prices on painting and
rubber tiring. '
I buy and sell second
R. A. PARDUE,
Telephone 43. Union City, Tenn.
er must be faulty and not the public
The matter of. calling for fewer
teachers for our children than at
present is absurd and criminal. Any
educational expert will say that
there are as many types of children
as there are children, and that the
only way to care for the individual
differences is to employ more teach
ers so that each child may receive
more individual attention. Educat
ing a child is not like feeding a
bunch of cattle just pour it out and
expect them all to grow and develop
alike. In fact it has been conclusive
ly proven, beyond any doubt what
soever, that the teacher with the
fewest pupils is sure to turn out
more and a better quality of students
than otherwise, other things bein
equal. Certainly it means more mon
ey for our schools, but it does not
mean shorter hours for teachers, nec
essarily. It means better thances for
the defectives. It means a better
Concentration for the teacher in be-
half of the pupils. It means more
and better educated citizens of the
Now the writer does not contend
that all is well in the public school
system of the State of Tennessee. As
a matter of fact, something seems to
be radically wrong when many splen
did second-class high schools were
forced to close last Christmas on ac
count of shortage of funds. But the
wrong cannpt be righted by carrying
out the slogan of "Up with Arith
metic and Down with the Grades."
Neither can it be done by going back
to pioneer methods and curricula.
These had their day and served ef
fectively, but it seems foolish to ask
for their return in this age of prog
ress ana efficiency.
Let those who would speak of the
evils of our public school system or
seek a remedy for their cure look
deep into the matter before they
make .such absurd statements.
O. L. R,
Strange Bible Facts.
The learned Prince of Grenada,
heir to the Spanish throne,' impris
oned by order- of the crown for fear
he might aspire to the throne, was
kept in solitary confinement in the
old prison at the Palace of Skulls,
After thirty-three years in the liv
ing tomb, death came to his release
and the following remarkable re
searches taken from the Bible and
marked with an old nail on the rough
wafls of his cell tell how the brain
sought employment thru the weary
In the Bible the word Lord is
found 1853 times, the word Jehovah
6855 times, and the word reverent
but once and that in the ninth verse
of Psalm CXI. The eighth verse of
Psalm CXVII is the middle verse of
the Bible. The ninth verse of the
eighth chapter of Esther is the long
est verse. John XI: 35 is the short
est. Psalm CVII has four verses
alike the eighth fifteenth, twenty
first and thirty-first. Each verse of
Psalm CXXXVI ends alike. No
names or words of more than six syl
lables are found in the Bible. Isaiah
Axxvix ana u kxnus xix are
alike. The word girl occurs but once
and that in Joel III and eighth verse.
Both books of the Bible contain 3,
586,483 letters, 773,693 words, 31,
373 verses, 1189 chapters and 66
books: Old Testament 37 and New
Testament 27. Most beautiful chap
ter Psalm XXIII. The four most in
spiring promises John XIV, 2d John
VI: 37, Saint Matthew XI: 28 and
Psalm XXXVII: 4.
Don't be fooled by cheap paints.
They don't cost enough to be good.
The paint-making materials that
have proven to be the most durable
and practical have as much standard
value as gold. You are Just as likely
to get good paint at s6-called low
and cheap prices as to get real five
dollar gold pieces for fifty cents. Buy
RED SPOT PAINTS and you are sure
to get the best on the makret.
Did you know that the Central
Filling Station sold tires?
You to know that we have some
good prices on desk and ceiling fans.
See us before you buy. Averitt
Mr. Frank Kimzey has returned
from his first year's work as a law
student at Vanderbilt University.
the Two Big Days at the Cash Gro
cery Co. Saturday and Monday.
The summer session of the Train
ing School will open' Monday, June
12. Those who desire work please
notify me at once. 10-lt
F. L. KERR, Principal.
UNION CITY MARKET.
Corn, bu. .58
Hay. ton, new... $10 00
Sheep. 4c to 5c
Lambs . 12e
Beef cattle j i 4 to 6
Wool, clear ...
Geese ' 12c
Ets, dot 15c
pl!g chick!" ovc
Butter, country 25c
No wheat or oats offered.
No wheat offered. Harvesting is now
on. iue price Tor SSo. J, at t. Louis
fl.23. Thought new crop will opeu
in the local market around f 1.00.
Valuable City Real Estate and
In the District Court of the United States for the Eastern
Division of the Western District of Tennessee.
In the matter of Estate of) lftQC . D , . ,
George Dahnke, Bankrupt, No' 1085 in Bankruptcy.
Under and by virtue of the power and authority conferred upon me. the under
signed, R. H. Rust, Trustee in Bankruptcy of the Estate of George Dahnke, Bankrupt,
in the above styled matter in Bankruptcy, by an order of the Hon. P. W. Maddox,
Referee in Bankruptcy, made on the 1 0th day of May, 1 922, and pursuant to the
directions contained in said order so made, notice is hereby given to all whom it may
concern, that the undersigned Trustee aforesaid will offer for sale to the highest and
best bidder on the terms hereinafter mentioned, certain real estate hereinafter des
cribed, belonging to the estate of the said George Dahnke, Bankrupt, on
Saturday, June 17; 1922,
at the East door of the Courthouse in Union City, Tennessee, and beginning at 1
o clock p. m. and continuing until the sale is completed.
1st TRACT. Situated in the 13th Civil District of Obion County Tenn., and located in the town of
Union City, described as follows: Beginning at a stake in the north line of Washington Avenue, at its in
tersection with the west line of the walk on the west side of Fifth Street, runs thence North with the west
side of the walk 181 feet to a stake; thence West 145feet to a stake in the east line of a 20 foot alley;
thence South with said alley 181 feet to a stake in the North line of Washington Ave.; thence East with
North line of Washington Ave. 145 feet to the beginning, being the same property conveyed to George
Dahnke by Laura Wells by deed dated May 21, 1904, and reorded in Book 6-E, Page 432, of the records of
the Register's office of the said County and State. This U the lot on which is located the residence in which
Geo. Dahnke resided at the time of his death.
2nd TRACT. Situated in the town, County and State aforesaid, lying on the west side of a 20 foot
alley directly west of the lot last above described, and on the north .side of Washington Ave. and beginning at
a stake at the intersection of the west line of said alley with the north line of Washington Ave., runs thence
North with the west line of said alley 112 feet to a stakr; thence West 150 feet to a stake in the east line of
6th Street; thence South with 6th Street 112 feet to a stake in the North line of Washington Ave.; thence
East 150 feet to the beginning, being part of the same property conveyed to Geo. Dahnke by Laura C. Wells
by the deed last above mentioned.
3rd TRACT. A certain tract or parcel of land, consisting of two tracts, lying and being in the 7th
Civil District of Obion County, Tenn., the first of which is described: Beginning at Haley's (formerly, now
Dahnke's) Southwest corner, runs thence South 195 poes to a hickory with a pointer; thence East 44 poles
to a stake with two hickory and hornbeam pointers; thence North 195 poles to a stake, two white oak and
ash pointers, in Mrs. Wright's south boundary line; thence West with Mrs. Wright's and Hailey's line 44
poles to the beginning, and containing 53 acres.
And the said second tract is described as follows: Beginning at Mrs. Wright's Southeast corner, runs
thence South 195 poles to a hickory with pointers; thence West 57 poles to Mrs. Milam's Southeast corner;
thence North with Mrs. Milam's lino 195 poles to a stake with two white oak pointers; thence East 81 poles
, to the beginning, containing 97 acres more or less.
4th TRACT. A certain tract or parcel of land near Crockett Station, on which is situated three small
dwelling houses, and lying and being in the 7th Civil District of Obion County, Tenn., and being the same
property purchased by the said George Dahnke in the case of C. C. Young et al. vs. Minnie May Young et
bl. in the Chancery Court of Obion County, Tenn. The decree confirming said sale to the said Dahnke be
ing of record on Miu. Book M, Page 484 of the Minutes of the said Chancery Court, and more particularly
described as follows: Beginning at a stake, J. B. Horsley's original northeast corner, now Mrs. Goodwin's;
thence West with Mrs. Goodwin's line 73 yards to a stake; thence North 135 yards to a stake; thence East
73 yards to a stake in S. F. Howard's west boundary line; thence South 130 yards to the beginning, contain
ing 2 acres more or less.
5th TRACT. Also one other tract or parcel of land conveyed by Ross Nichols to George Dahnke by
deed dated November 27, 1916, and recorded in Book 8-F, Page 152, and described as follows: Lying and
being in the 8th Civil District of Obion County, Tenn., and beginning in the center of the M. & O. Railroad
in Bruce's, south boundary line, and R. L. Quarles northeast corner, runs thence North 85 degrees east 80
poles to a point in the middle of Rutherford Fork of Obion River, with cypress and beech pointers; thence
South with the meanders of the river 22 degrees west 7 poles; South 12 poles; South 8 degrees east 8 poles;
South 33 degrees east 4 poles; South 54 degrees east 4 poles; North 75 degrees east 7 poles; North 38 de
grees east 10 poles; North 67 degrees east 12 poles; South 47 degrees east 4 poles; South 35 degrees west 6
poles; South 43 degrees west 8 poles; South 5 degrees east 4 poles; South 45 degrees east 4 poles;
East 16 poles;! South 26 degrees east 4 poles; South 3 degrees east 8 poles; South 5 degrees west 28
poles; South 27 degrees east 8 poles; South 35 degrees east 24 poles; South 22 degrees east 4 poles; South 2
degrees east 8 poles; South 23 degrees east 4 poles; South 60 degrees east 6 poles; North 55 degrees east 11
poles; South 55 degree east 6 poles; South 35 degrees east 10 poles; East 14 poles; South 60 degrees east 4
poles; East 9 poles; North 50 degrees east 15 poles; south 35 degrees east 4 poles; South 67 degrees east 20
poles; South 85 degrees east 39 poles; South 43 degrees west 4 poles; West 15 poles; South 50- degrees west
4 poles; South 13 degrees west 4 poles; South 40 degrees east 16 poles; South 10 degrees west 7 poles; South
70 degrees west 4 poles; North S8 degrees west 4 poles; North 80 deerees west 4 poles; South 72 degrees west
4 poles; South 20 degrees west 4 poles; South 32 degrees east 4 poles; south 40 degrees east 4 poles; theuce
South 58 degrees east 4 poles to the middle of said river with bla:k gum pointers, J. W. Nichols northeast
corner; thence running with J. W. Nichols north boundary line, North 86 degrees west 158 4-5 poles to the
center of said railroad, W. H. Wilson's northeast corner and J. W. and Ross Nichols southeast corner,
thence with said M. & 0. Railroad, north 10 degrees west 108 poles; thence North 13 degrees west 40 poles;
thence North 15 degrees west 32 poles; thence North 27 degrees north 34 poles to the beginning, containing
167 acres more or less, but excluding 4 acres from M. & O. Right-of-way, leaving 163 acres.
There is assessed against the first tract f land described (assessed iu two tracts of 53 acres and 97 acres
respectively) drainage taxes for the year 1920, amounting to $302.33, and for the year 1921, amounting to
$229.59, which is past due and unpaid, and the land will be 3old subject thereto.
TERMS OF SALE: All of said real estate will be sold upon
terms of one-third cash, one-third in nine months and the balance in eighteen months
and for the deferred payments the notes of the purchasers with approved personal
security bearing interest at the rate of 6 per centum per annum will be taken, and a
vendor's lien will be retained to further secure the same, and the said several tracts
will then be sold for cash and the sale realizing the better price will be adopted and
This property will be sold free from all claims for homestead and dower, and
the State and County taxes for the current year will be paid by the undersigned as
R. M. KUlST, Trustee.
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