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UNION CITY, TENN., FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 1922. VOL. 32, NO. 13 wtTnniiiiee Courier, established 1897 V . OPPOSING. DIRECT STATE REALTY TAX , 4 Senator Gwinn Offering Plan for the ' Mr. Gwinn called attention t'o that ' plank in his platform which opposes a direct State tax on real estate. r "The statement in full follows "All the candidates for governor, with the possible exception of Gener 1 al Hannah, who apparently is op ' , Dosed to taking any part of the tax burden from one class of citizens and imposing it on another, declare that real estate is paying more man no fair share of State sources of revenue in order to relieve the land owners of a part"of the tax burden that now rests so unfairlyand so heavily upon them. "Rnr. so far. I am the only one of VV the candidates who has presented definite plan that will materially re duce this burden now resting on the rfcrmer and the home owner. It is true that both Governor McMillin and Mr. Peay favor a tax on the sales of gasoline, thus following my lead in this particular item, but this item is only a part of the definite program I have presented for the consldera tion of the voters of the State. "Last week, I. issued a statement in regad to the operations of the sev erance tax and showed that it would greatly reduce the taxus of the land owner, and that it is now being rec ognized as fair and equitable by stu dents of taxation, and quoted at length from an article in a recent is n nf the Bulletin issued by the National Tax Association. ' SEPARATE SOURCES REVENUE. "I now wish to direct attentl n to another plank in my tax platform for the purpose of showing that it is in line with the best thought of th j day on the question of tax reform. In the May bulletin of the National Tax Association, there is an elaborate re - port from the Special Committee on Tnvatinn and Retrenchment in the State of New York, and I quote from that report, with reference to the separation of the sources of State and local revenue, as a means of relief to the land owner. . The committee is convinced that steps should be taken at once to arrest the rapid growth , of the tax rates on real estate. , As an immediate and direct con ' tribution' toward this end, we recommend that the State so re - adjust its revenues as to elimi nate at the earliest possible mo- ment the State direct tax on real estate. "It thus appears that this commit tee, after careful investigation and consideration, is in accord with my position that the separation of the sources of State and loca revenue is the most effective means to bring re lief to the land owners of the State Why have my competitors refrained from expressing a view on this ques tion? Is it the fear that the advocacy of such a plan would require them to designate, as I have done, the. new sources of State revenue that would take the place of a direct State tax on land? Do they hesitate to express themselves on the severance tax and other specific remedial measures have proposed? . , "In this connection, I desire to also direct attention to the fact that it is not the farmers and home owners . alone that are concerned in doing jus tice to the land owners in matters of taxation. Tenants are equally inter ested, for high taxes ar a contrib uting cause to the abnormally high rents that now prevail. It will ben efit both landlord and tenant to es tablish a Just and fair tax system in Tennessee, one directly and the other indirectly, but almost to the same ex tent. "Believing that this is a time for plain speaking on the vital question of tax reform, and not for trimming and hedging, I respectfully suggest that those who say they favor a more just and equitable tax system in Ten nessee put their finger on the changes they propose in he tax laws of the State. I have done so, and believe that in justice to - themselves the voters should require the same policy from other candidates." enth District and former State Sen ator. Mr. Williams is a strong sup porter of General .Hannah, having had a son in the service with him during the Spanish-American War. The crowd was small but listened with apparent interest, and frequent ly applauded the speaker. Quite a number of ladies were present. His arraignment of the school lob by was severe," and he claimed that Mr. Peay was fostering it and would allow his man, Harned and others to manage it.- He said next year was the time for contracting for school books, and it was a big 'thing. . He criticised Mr. Peay for not speaking for Wilson. This is the home of Colonel Crownover, who is in charge of the Peay campaign, and he referred to Mr. Crownover's in terview in which he claimed that Mr. Peay supported Wilson in a speech in his first campaign, but said he want ed something -later and would rather hear Peay on it in person. He said he wanted Mr. Peay to state in his Knoxville speech what kind of a Democrat he would- appoint to the United States Senate should he be elected Governor and a vacancy should occur. Would he appoint a man who had stood by the President or one who had stood by Lodge and others? If he is still for the Wilson principles would he appoint a man of like leanings to the Senate? The Harding administration came in for Its share of criticism as did also the State administration under Governor Taylor. Nashville Tennes- sean. CUM6ERLANDS PLAY GOOD BALL GAME BOOTLEGGER SHOT FATALLY WOUNDED Officer Finds Still and Two Men in River Bottom. -. ' Hannah at Winchester. Winchester, Tenn., June.l9. H. H. Hannah spoke here Saturday In the courthouse in the interest of his candidacy for the Democratic nomi nation for Governor. He was Intro duced by R. B. Williams of the Elev- Deputy Sheriff O. R. Brinkley, of Number Seven, found two men, Chas. Young and Albert Chapel, operating a still in the Obion River bottom near Crockett Monday morning early. The officer said that young was carrying a gun on his shoulder and raised it off to shoot, whereupon Brinkley fired on Young and wounded him. The shooting took place about sev en o'clock and Young died Monday afternoon about three. Chapel sub mitted to arrest and was taken to Jackson and turned over to the Fed eral officers. The details related by the Federal prohibition officer, Mr. Connie H Boyd, who was with Officer Brinkley, and raided the still, are as follows The officers, Brinkley and Boyd, went down the river to, find the still. and when they arrived Chapel and a young man by the name of Bulling. ton were on .he ground. Bullington was an innocent party whom Chapel had invited to look at the still. Of ficer Boyd took Bullington to one side ,and Brinkley and Chapel sat down, the former on a log and Chapel on a limb nanging low. tJrinKiey then asked Chapel what time Young would be there. Chapel replied that Young would not be there that morn ing. Just then Brinkley caught sight of Young who was hid behind some bushes and foliage, and he said . to Chapel, "I see Young now." Chapel dropped from the limb and stretched himself out on the ground as if ex pecting trouble. vBrinkley got up and went towards Young. Then Young drew his gun, which he was carrying on his shoulder. But Brink- ley was too quick for Young and fired. Young cried, "O. R., you have killed me." He dropped his gun and reeled but did not fall. He started towards his gun, and Boyd warned Brinkley that Young was trying to pick up his. gun to shoot. Finally Young dropped to the ground and Brinkley went up to him. The shot from Brinkley's'gun entered the side of the wounded man under the arm about eight No. 2 shot. The officers then proceeded to de stroy the still. They took Young's gun, which is barrel gun, ed and the safety was pushed off. Chapel, who gave himself up, claimed the gun belonged to his son, but the officers told him they were obliged to keep the gun. i The physician who was called to visit the wounded man, we under stand, heard his statement to the ef fect that he did not intend to shoot the officer but was taking his gun from his shoulder to drop it. The dead man is survived by five children. He was a well known res ident and farmer of Number Seven. Christians Go Down in First Defeat of Series. The Cumberlands' defeated, the Christians last Friday by the score of 13 to 6, it being the first game the Christians have lost since the open ing of the Sunday School League. The victory put the Cumberlands tied with the Christians for first place, each having won 3 and ioet 1. The Christians presented a crip ple line up, three of their regular men being out of the game. Webster, who has just been released by Cairo, of the Kitty League, pitched for the Christians, and pitched a much better game than the score indicates, strik ing out 16 men, but he received poor support from his team mates, who made 12 errors behind him. The Cumberlands played a fine game in the field making two double plays and only one error. Rippy started off rather bad in the first in ning. One man had grounded out, L. Johnson singled to center, Neely walked and Web3ter beat out an in field hit, filling the bases. Then Rip py struck out Turner and Driskill grounded out to second for the third out. He pitched good ball then un til the sixth when he weakened and threw wild and two singles, base on balls, hit batsman, and a home run hit by L. Johnson with tho bases full netted them five runs. Scott relieved him and then held the Cumberlands safe the remainder of the game. Following is the box score: Cumberlands. a.b. r. h. p.o. J. Rippy, c.f 5 5 4 5 5 the unfinished business until it Is fi nally disposed of. "It is further resolved that both the said bills shall be pressed to their final disposition as expeditiously as possible and that there shall be no final adjournment of this Congress or any recess until both of these pro posed measures are finally disposed of." SUCCESS ALMOST CERTAIN. " Action of Republican Senators to day assures, passage of the bonus in practically the identical form it was presented to the Senate by McCum ber, leaders pointed out. With the Republican majority definitely on record to act on the bonus before ad journment it is believed McCumber's providing, in large part, for long term certificates with a loan value, will pass without strenuous opposi tion. Strong Democratic support is expected. Walker, 3 b Liddell, lb Jordan, 2 b.... C.T.Rippy, p.-r.f. Adams, c 5 Thornton, l.f 5 J. G. Smith, s.s. 3 Grissom, r.f 3 Scott, p 1 0 1 3 3 1 0 1 O 1 0 2 1 9 2 0 11 0 1 1 0 a. 0 2 0 3 3 0 0 2 d o Totals 41 13 Christians. a.b. Allmond, c.f.-2b. 4 L. Johnson, 3b. . 5 Neely, lb ..... . 4 Webster, p 5 Turner, s.s.... Driskill, c Crenshaw, 2b.-; Conde, l.f.-c.f.,, P. Johnson, r.f., Nolen, l.f.-c.f. . , Ogle, l.f 5 5 2 1 1 2 1 Dowdy, r.f 2 10 h. 1 3 2 3 0 ,2 0 0 1 0 0 0 27 10 p.o. 1 2 5 0 0 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 12 24 9 12 5 0 1. 2 0 16 1 x 13 Walker, Totals 37 By innings: Christians 0 0 0 0 Cumb. ..,2 4 0 3 Summary: Two-base hits Liddell 2, Jordan, Rippy, Thornton, Neely, Driskill; homerun s, Liddell, L. Johnson; stolen bases, Jordan, Webster; struck out by Webster, 16; by Rippy, 5; by Scott, 6; base on balls off Rippy, 3; hit by pitcher, by Webster Liddell, J. G. Smith; by Rippy Allmond, Conde; double plays, Smith to Jordan to Liddell, Rippy to Jordan to Liddell; hits off Rippy, 9 in 5 1-3 innings; off Scott, 3 in 3 2-3 in nings. Umpires: Woosley and Smith. BONUS MEASURE TO AWAIT TARIFF BILL a thirty-inch double- Both barrels were load- Conference Promises Final Action at Present Session Washington, June 19. Soldier bo nus legislation will not be considered until the tariff measure is. disposed of, it was decided at a conference of Republican Senators to-day. By a vote of 30 to 9, the confer ence defeated a motion by Senator McCumber, North Dakota, chairman of the Finance Committee, to lay aside the tariff and take up the bonus for immediate consideration. After defeating McCumber's motion, how ever,' the conference passed a resolu tion, 27 to 11, pledging to consider the bonus as soon as the tariff was completed. FINAL ACTION PLEDGED. The resolution in part said: ' "It is resolved by this conference that as soon as the vote is taken on the passage of the tariff bill the sol dier compensation bill shall be imme diately taken up and made the un finished business and its considera tion proceeded with to the exclusion of any other business except when temporarily laid aside for matters of immediate exigency and continued CITIZENS APPEAR TO FILE OBJECTIONS Meet With Board of Mayor and Al dermen Tuesday Night. Citizens along the lines of the pro posed -street paving improvements in Union City met last Tuesday night to enter protest against the construe tion of said streets according to the plans and specifications published in this paper. Three petitions were filed by the citizens of North First street, signed by a majority of the citizens north of the N. ,C. & St L. Ry. tracks. Practically all below the tracks seem to favor the improve ments. A number of these citizens were present. Also citizens- living on both Main and Church streets were present to protest against the improvements . Addresses were made by Judge Swiggart, Dr. Miles, Dr Loring, John T. Walker, A. J. Corum, Esq. Gregory, W. J. Briggs, and there were numbers of others present who objected. An explanation was made by Mr. Tittsworth, Mr. Burdick, Mr. Hopper and others that the cost set forth in the ordinances was merely a tenta tive matter, that it is not to be taken as a guide of the real cost of con tract. The prices in the estimates ranged from five to six dollars a run ning foot to each property owner af fected, whereas the bids made and rejected wefre much less than these figures, and bids yet to be received would have to be still much lower to be accepted. Finally the board passed the ordi nances published and proceeded to call for more bids, upon which the property owners can be heard at the proper time as to whether or not the bids meet with approval. County Schools. The Obion County Board of Edu cation met at the office of the County Superintendent June 17 and elected the following teachers to the follow ing schools: Mrs. L. A: Hagler, Wal nue Grove; Misss Estelle Daniels, principal, Miss Annie Mai Jones, as sistant, Chapel Hill; Miss Sarah Tay lor, principal, Miss Clara Mott, as sistant. Shady Grove, in Civil Dis trict 16; Miss Ruth Woody, Hol loway; Miss Ruth Burrus, Woodland Mills; Miss Mattie Curry, Protemus; Mr. Calvin Dean, Bethel; Miss Mar garet Morris, Cunningham, in Num ber 6 ; Miss Myrtle Vowell, Cane Creek; Miss Olga Hogan, Penn's; Miss Ella McNeely, assistant, Mace donia; Miss Olive Hogan, assistant, Woods; Miss Mary Jessup, Lakeview; Miss Lurleen Wilkerson, McConnell; Mr. Clyde Williams, Spout Springs; Mr. Hv M. Miller, principal, Misses Azelia Bradshaw and Erdice Latimer, assistants, Cunningham, in Number 9; Mrs. C. C. Hill, Fairview; Miss Louise Shropshire, Lawnsdawn; Miss Phoebe Maupin, Rawles. July 3, July 17, Aug. 7, Aug. 21, Sept.. 4, Sept. 18 are the dates set on which schools may begin. The old directors of any school may have the school to begin on any of the above dates and will so notify the County Superintendent. If for some special reason a school should begin earlier or later than any of the above dates the old directors will notify the County Superintendent or the Chair man of the Board- A resolution was passed by the Board that no teacher should take any holiday, except Thanksgiving, without the consent of the old direc tors of the school where she is teach ing, unless she . takes It at her own expense. ddge Brothers 1 ANNOUNCE A Business Coupe At a Lower Price Conservative changes in the body design of all other types Citizens Auto Company RICHARD A. SEMONES. Manager Phone 1 66 Union City, Tenn. l THE UNIVERSAL CAR 7a, 8ss' Sedan $660 F. O. B. Detroit With Starter and demountable Rime Genuine Common Sense Many Ford owners can afford to own and oper ate any car they may choose, but they prefer a Ford "because it is a Ford." For "because it is a Ford" means dependability, ease of operation, efficiency and it means sure, quick transportation. And "because it is a Ford" means good taste, pride of ownership and genuine Common Sense. The Ford Sedan, a closed car of distinction, beauty and convenience, is the ideal all year 'round car, for pleasure or business for the farm, town or city. It gives you all that any car can give at a much lower cost for operation and maintenance. Ford Cars of all types are in great demand, so place your order at once if you wish to avoid delay in delivery. R. H. RUST Authorized Ford Dealer. Phone 400 1 UNION CITY, TEJ4N. Harpole-Walker Furniture Company FUNERAL DIRECTORS WHITESELL HARPOLE . J. L. R'ANSON, JR. 354 AND 216-3 RINGS 432 AND 32 CrTFICE PHONE'99 ' " UNION CITY, TENN.