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Marshall & Baird. Union City. Tenn. Entered at the post offii-e, Union City. Tennes ee, as second-class mail matter. FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 1922. Democratic Ticket. For Sheriff J. W. (Wntt) Cherry ' For Trustee Armour R.itliif For County Court Clerk R. H. Bond For Circuit Court Clerk J. N. Huddle For Register W. J. Edwards. Jr. For Representative. - BRATTON We are authorized to an nounce S. R. Bratton as a candidate for re-election a Representative from Obion County in the General Assembly of Ten nessee, .ubject to the action of the demo cratic parry. For Floater. CHAS. CLAIBORNE. We are author ized to announce Charles Claiborne of Dyer County as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for re-election as Floterial Rep resentative for the counties of Dyer, Lake and Obion, subject to the August primary, Governor McMillin's Speech. Former Governor Benton McMillin, United States Minister to Peru and Guatemala during the Wilson admin istrations, spoke to a large crowd last Saturday at Murfreesboro. Tenn., opening his campaign as a Democrat ic candidate Tor Governor of Tennes see. The reporter says he was given a very fine reception. The speech was made to cover & very large territory, and among the recommendations in cluded were those indicated as fol lows: The ex-Governor suggested four methods of relief from the present tax burden enforcing rigid econo my; material reductions in land as sessments; raising additional revenue from new sources; repealing the 5 cent highway tax and substituting The things we have every day be come very commonplace. Therefore the casual reference and indifference to moving pictures. If all this was attributed to the uses of the screen made by some of the large producers the rebuke would be well founded. i But, when a work of such charm and wholesomeness as Allan Lang- don Martin's book comes to us with a screen cast of such notables as Nor ma Talmadge and Wyndham Stand ing the viewpoint has another angle. A 'certain class of the old profes sion, the spoken drama, has never surrendered altogether to the silent play. There are still numbers who really believe that they see the end or the screen, yet there has never been a time sinfte the first moving picture that its growth has not been marked. The truth is that the old field of the playwright and the player has dwindled until there is practical ly nothing but pictures except in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and a very few others. It is plainly a. matter of possibility. It has never been practical to carry the more expensive productions of the stage to what is known as small time (towns). Therefore the rural centers were often treated to un professional and indifferent drama. It is practical and it is now the rule that every -small town in the continent is familiar with the best talent on the screen. ,Only now and then a picfure'like Griffith's Is be lated, but they finally reach us. Therefore we would revise the bard's words,"The Play's the Thing," and say The Screen's the Thing. Only we have never learned to dis criminate, and discrimination means to separate the wheat from the chaff. That is what the public must do. The "The larked rrczA." Mr. Robert Barry, who is "doing Europe" for the Philadelphia Public Ledger, in an effort to obtain first he nd information as to economic con ditions abroad, reports that while there i3 general agreement among economists that Germany cannot con tinue to meet the reparations de mands of the Allies, "there is more surface extravagance, more free spending visible to the naked eye in Berlin than in any other capital of Europe." He finds that there is little or no unemployment in Germany. .Any one wining tQ woiK can And it. Theatres are playing to capacity houses. ' Cafes are running wide open and all signs of morality are hidden. Streets in the retail shopping dis trict are thronged all day long and 'the restaurants are crowded until ' long afte,r midnight. New buildings are going up on every hand. Alterations are made to old buildings. Factories are running at full time. Naturally this outward show of prosperity and ready money excited the curiosity of Mr. Barry and he ought for the answer. Berlin banks are reputed to be nearly broke, e says, but he found one banker who was willing to talk. He visited him at his home and this is what he found: Therefore, when an American vis itor was being shown over the beauti ful grounds surrounding the Berlin banker's palatial home in Potsdam he was amazed at the luxury of it all. Further, he was astounded to have pointed out to him where new ter races and gardens and nurseries were to be developed at a cost approxi mately of 1,500,000 marks. Asked by the perplexed American to recon-1 cile extravagance with the popular i Union Gity Garage CLAUDE ANDREWS, Mgr. Massey's Old Stand. Union City, Tenn. Second Street Phone 298-J. Exclusive" Agents Obion County Studebaker Gars First-class repairingCars of all makes USED CAR BARGAINS Chevrolet...... $100 Saxon 6... ..$150 TO JIM NICHOLS.- Overland 80 150 Studebaker 6. .. 00 Oakland Sedan $375. All in good mechanical condition. Call and see them. Among various reforms suggested ! f ha ve no standards except ( conception of German hard times, the by the speaker were: Discontinuance of the issuance of non-taxable bonds, with county and city bonds issued only on a vote of the people. Opposition to the special property tax for the University of Tennessee and supporting the institution by lib eral appropriations. Increase cf the license tax on cig arette dealers, pool rooms, luxuries, moving pictures, places of amusement and large collateral inheritances. Repeal of the S per cent law. Perfection of the workmen's com pensation law. The adoption of the budget system, the budget being prepared early in the legislative session. BACK TAX EVIL. Mr. McMillin declared that the back tax evil could be remedied, and ' i wnai me puonc aemancis. it is ! choosing between such pictures as i "Smilin Through" and the Mae Mur ray undress and bedchamber kind. .There is as much difference between I them as daylight and dark. The fact is that they should be classed in en i tirely different professions. They should come to us under different headings so that the patrons would know what to expect.' j An example pf this is seen in the audiences that aittend such plays, say as "Turn to the Right," at the Chautauqua, and those who see it at the theatre. The players are the same but the atmosphere is different. The sex and the nude will disap pear entirely when the public de mands entertainment like "Sniilin' Through." The screen has not only taken the banker replied "Why should I not get the benefit of living? I do not know where my J business may be to-morrow. De-1 struction is possible and probable. ! Why,, therefore, should I pay over ' money to the government in excessive taxes that it may go to the damned , French?" The admission merely Justifies the , assertion that has been made by ma- I ny observers heretofore. Germany can pay, but will not pay. Sooner than save their money and pay the debt that their nation is" obligated to pay the Germans are living in the pres ent, spending all they can get their hands on, having the time of their lives to-day, because they know not what the morrow will bring forth. This condition exists with the knowledge and consent of the Ger- GRISSOM'S' The place to STOP, the place to GO snd the place to CALL when you are hungry. WHEN you want the very best Tea to make Jce T ea. .... TCU .,U6 alao been a marked advance ln his first administration, for the col-lty, , .. Ti , ... , . , , ' the Progress of the artist. It is really lection of back taxes. One of those th .. . . , j the perfecting of pantomime. Henry cited as a witness of the successful tn,o- . ,,Ki i i Irving was probably the king of pan- . . tominie artists as expressed aa Aui.u x-eay, m me ume memorabie a. ujemuer 01 me j-iegisiaiure, now one place of the spoken play, but there man government. The imposition of in of his opponents for the nomination. Allegation that he had the support of the "back-tax machine" were pro nounced absolutely without founda tion'. Mr. McMillin reviewed briefly the reduction of the State debt during his administrations, and called atten ton to the increase in the debt in re cent years, a material increase being made during the present administra tion. He paid a glowing tribute to Woodrow Wilson and also impressed upon the women of the State that it was now their duty to vote, whether they had desired the ballot or not. J he only individual at whom he directed his batteries was the present Republican governor, whom he charged with advocating and voting for the Lodge force bill in Congress when he and Taylor were there as members. He also charged that Tay lor, as governor, had not been able to control even Republican mem bers of the Legislature; that a great er per cent of Republicans than Dem ocrats in the State Senate voted to override Taylor's veto of the 8 per cent law. Senator L. E. Gwinn, of Coving ton, Tenn., was in the city last Sat urday and spoke to a small crowd in the courthouse yard. Mr. Gwinn is the West Tennessee candidate for Governor and he makes a fine ad dress. His remarks were practically the same as those of his former ad dress in Union City. The only nota ble exeeptipn was that bearing on the subject of a fifty-million dollar bond issue for State highways. He spoke neither of the merits nor de merits of the proposition, but de clared emphatically for a referendum of the votrs of Tennessee on a ques tion of such importance. Mr. Peay declares for a, referendum on the question of State bond issues, but he has never discussed the proposed road bond issue. Governor McMillin also evades the big road bond proposition. This is an issue that will have to be met.' Gen. Hannah will also have to face the. issue. his performance - of "The Bells." And as to that, the acting standards of the screen have not yet reached that degree of perfection that the old players attained. They will some day, and such artists as Norma Talmadge are ambitious " enough to undertake the work. It took lots of courage to essay the role that Jane Cowl made of Monyeen and Kathleen in bmilin' Through." (Miss Cowl's work is a classic.) But Norma Tal madge has given us a charming pic ture. At least she and her husband and company of artists have done so. A very large audience saw the pic ture here last Monday night and they were delighted. "Smilin' Through" comes like astory of spiritual beauty in a rose garden. It is like Dave Warfield's "Peter Grim," or the play of "Rosemary" produced a quarter of a century ago by John Drew and Maude Adams. Or equally as inter esting was the play of "Heartsease" by Henry Miller of that period. If all plays were like these the stage or the screen would not suffer the taint of odium. Right here we would like to take the liberty of saying that there are a few ambitious artists' who are capa ble of greater achievements and who have already given evidence of possi bilities. One of the recent notables of the film is Priscilla Dean. Really she seems gifted with the fire of ge nius and the intellectual breadth that make imperishable to the stage the names of Mrs. Fiske, Mrs. Carter, and is now makingSof Lenore Ulric. It won't be long till there will be a revision of film names, especially as to those who are luminaries for the film public. Some who have been played up by producers will undoubt edly drop out to be superseded by genuine artistic ability. ( When this takes place and when the playwright is forced to produce such things as "Smilin Through" the screen will have become firmly established. . taxes to pay debts of honor is not to be thought of. There is no such thing as honor where the "damned French" are concerned. Germany is on a gigantic spree. Everybody Is spending. Everybody is having a good time, while the cred itor's knocks at the door are un answered. This is the Germany for whom sympathy Is sought.. This is the Ger many that brought chaos to the world and wants to keep the world in chaos. The more one learns about Ger many and German methods, the greater is the regret that the terms of peace were not laid down in Ber lin instead of Versailles. Perhaps hadGermany been subject ed to the France that France and Bel gium had to endure from her ravish ing armies, the German nation would have been brought to its senses with a Jerk. Nashville Tennessean. WHEN you want anything fresh and nice in Vegeta- , bles. WHEN you want any kind of Fruit to be had. WHEN you want extra good Groceries or Meats COME, STOP OR CALL E. P. GRISSOM S. D. Evans vs. Jim Njchols and Eank of Hornbeak. Chancery Court, Obion County, Tennessee. In the above styled cause it ap pearing to the Clerk and Master from the bill of complaint, which is sworn to, that the defendant, Jim Nichols, is a non-resident of the State of Ten nessee, so that ordinary process of law cannot be cerved upon him. It Is therefore hereby ordered that the Said AbnVA nnmoH Infonrianta a nniM w before the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Obion Covntv. Tennessee, on or beforo tho Third Monday of July, 1922, that being a rule day of said Chancerv r.ourt. anrl make defense to the said bill, or the same will be taken un confessed Ly him, and the said cause set for h-ar-ing ex -parte as to him. It is further ordered that publication of this no tice be mado for four consecutive weeks in The Commercial, a weeklv newspaper published ln Obion Conn-- ty, Tenn. - . . i , This 6th day of June, 1922. ' ' ; ; GEO. A. GIBBS, ,' Clerk and Ilacter. By Nelle F. Marshall, D. C. & M. -E. A. Morris, Sol, for Coaiplt. FOR SALE. By order of the Chancerv f!nmt the home place belonging to the s f. Harris estate will be sold on Tuesday, June 27, 1922. at 2:30 p.m. on the premises. This is a valuable piece of nroDertv. beins- a 10-room brick residence with base ment, garage, barn and large erarden size of lot 182 feet by 8 poles; also anorner nouse and lot vn College street near the' M. & O. R. R. where Mr. Kelley now lives. All nersona' interested in this property may have tne privilege or inspecting same at. any time from now to the time of sale. . See circulars for full descriction . iV.I A. ,' TERMS OF SALE One-half rash balance 12 months from date T7ith interest . It will also be sold as-a . cash proposition, and the sale bring-, ing the most money will be accepted by the court. ll-3t W. G. REYNOLDS, Administrator. PUBLIC NOTICE 204 230 Come to our special aluminum sale.July 1. Amazing values. Onlv three prices. THE RED SPOT PAINT & GLASS CO. "Wet" Activities. The enemies of prohibition in the United States are organizing their forces to secure the repeal of the eighteenth amendment as regards beer and wines; and vith great ado are trying to bring about the election of Congressmen who will favor such a measure. This movement, if suc cessful, would annihilate prohibition as a-statute entirely. It is more than beer and wine that the wets want. To get hat much, they know they could easily get the liquors again. Let the friends of reform get busy and advise their Congressmen of their wishes in this matter. .Let no one suppose the battle is over; legis lation is just the first victory in the fight and is merely a signal for more determined and persistent combat, against the evil of strong drinks. Let none be deceived by the doctrine of "personal liberty" or the "rights of the working man to have beer at his meals. The man who can not eat without a glass of beer has a for.eign born stomach which ought to be Am ericanized, and brought, forcibly if necessary, to adjust itself to better tastes. Contributed. The Town Toper Says. v "If France fears invasion, she should pass a prohibition law making the country dry so nobody would want it." Nashville Tennessean. FARM LOANS .000 and up on 40 acres or more. 5 to 10 years, 6 per cent interest. For particulars see. 5. F. HOWARD UNION CITY TENN. GO YOU CERTAINLY CAN when you carry a hand-made battery on your car. It has lots of pep and biayiug power, win carry you up steep hills and never fail to spark. Hitch up our battery and play safe. . 9 McHTTGH BATTERY CO. OF THE QUALIFICATION OF EX ECUTOR AND EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF O. DIRCKS, DE CEASED. Public notice is hereby given of the qualification of tho undersigned as . executor and ' executrix of the estate of O. Dircks, de ceased, on .. May 29th, 1922, in the County Court of Obion County, Tennessee. All percons having claims against the estate of O. Dircks, de ceased, are hereby required to file the same with, the Clerk of the Coun- i ty Court of Obion County, whether I due or not, proven as required by law and vlthin the time required by law. This the 5th day of June, 1922. C. N. LANNOM, Executor. MRS. MARY M. DIRCKS, ll-4t - " Executrix. TO C. T. F0ULKS AND THE MOOR MAN MANUFACTURING- COM PANY. H. Jonakin et als. vs. H. W. Mc Clanahan et als. Chancery Court, Obion County, Tennessee. In the above styled cause it ap pearing to the Clerk and Master from the bill of complaint, which is sworn to, that the defendant, C. T. Foulks, is a non-resident of the State of Ten nessee, and the said Moorman Manu facturing Co. is a foreign corpora tion with its situs at Qulncy, 111., and C T. Foulks is a resident of the State of California, so that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon them. It is therefore hereby or dered that the said above named de fendants appear before the Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court of Obion County, Tennessee, at his of fice on or before the First Monday of July, 1922, that being a rule day of said Chancery Court, and make de- ' fense to the said bill, or the same will be taken as confessed by them, and the said cause set for hearing ex-parte as to them. It is further ordered that publication of this no tice be made for four consecutive weeks in The Commercial, a weekly newspaper published in Obion Count ty, Tenn. This May 30th, 1922. 10-4t GEO. A. GIBBSJ Clerk and Master. A. J. Harpole, Sol. for Complt. NOTICE OF THE FIRST MEETING OF CREDITORS IVSoooy 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. LANNOM Union City, Tennessee. In the District Court of the United States for the Eastern Division of the Westerni District of Tennessee. In the matter of Fielding Luns ford Pittman, Bankrupt. In Bank ruptcy No. 1182. ; To the creditors of the above named bankrupt: Notice is hereby given that on the 15th day of May, A.D., 1922, the said Fielding Lunsford PUtman of Union City, Obion County, Tennessee, was duly adjudicated bankrupt, and that the first meeting of creditors will be held at Jackson, Tennessee, in the of fice of the Federal Court Clerk, on the 19th day of June, A.D., 1922, at 10:30 o'clock, a.m., at which time the said creditors may attend, prove theif claims, appoint a trustee, ex amine the bankrupt and transact such other business as may properly come before said meeting. This June 5th, 1922. 11-lt S. HOMER TATUM, Referee in Bankruptcy. W. M. Miles, Union City Tennessee. Attorney for Bankrupt.