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RED SPOT ' Saves the Surface Our Paper Is the Best RED SPOT PAINT & GLASS GO. RED SPOT Saves the Surface Our Paper Is the Best RED SPOT PAINT & GLASS CO. SSSSSS 189? (iConsoHdated September 1. X897 - v UNION CITY, TENN., FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 1922. VOL. 32, NO. 14 GEN. HARVEY HANNAH UNION CITY SPEECH , ' .. Obion Democracy. gj Last Monday at the courthouse ia appointment to address the people of Obion County. Harvey Hannah is a candidate for the Democratic nomi- natinn tnv nnro'pnnr ' nf TftnnpsflPIV J and he is fairly1 making the voods government for maladministration and misappropriation of State funds. He is especially caustic against the present school organization in the State for a system which has fostered higher education at the expense of the elementary schools. Says General Hannah, twenty year& ago only twenty-five per cent of the State taxes were appropriated to the elementary school fund, and a total of two mil lions . of dollars . were collected for school purposes.' Then there were 600,000 school children attending the elementary schools. To-day fifty per cent of the State tax is turned over to the school fund and a total of six teen millionsof dollars is devoted to our elementary school system. Yet the elementary shool term and at tendance is practically the same now as it was- twenty years ago. To-day Tennessee stands from the bottom fourth in illiteracy in the United States. The pampered school lobby has been fattened and fed with the , school fund and the children of Ten- nessee are deprived of the advan- tages of an eletnentary education. When Mynders was S vte Superinten dent of schools in Tennessee he had a secretary and a 3tengrapher. 1 The , Department of Education in Tennes " see is now manned by an army of sec retaries, clerks, typists, etc. Every State Superintendent since Mynders has been provided with a sinecure po sition, not primarily because of his educational ability, but because he is a past master in politics. Three State .Normal Schools were established ex pressly for three of the superinten- dents. It was the 'organization of a political machine, as The Commercial has heretofore shown in this pager. . Twenty-five per cent of the school fund goes to the State Normals in Tennessee. The presidents of thefee institutions are paid liberal salaries and the teachers in the rural schools are not paid a decent living. General Hannah said that if he is elected Gov ernor of Tennessee, and he was con fident that he would bo, he would un dertake to revise the educational sys tem in Tennissee until every "school district in the State had an eight months school and a fund sufficient to pay competent teachers for these schools. General Hannah opened his speech with the statement that Mr. Peay, his competitor in the race, had omit ted in his speeches an indorsement of the Wilson administration. General - Hannah stressed the fret also that Mr. Peay had been interrogated as to what kind of a Democrat he favored for the United States Senate should . he ever be called upon to appoint such a man; a man who stood by the Wilson" administration and the League of Nations or a man who fol- lowed the" lead of Henry Cabot Lodge, " the rankest Republican and the bit terest enemy of the South in the -United States Senate. ' , General Hannah said that between an octogenarian and a cold storage Democrat the people of the State could not afford to overlook the fact that they should support a man who could carry the State for the Demo cratic ticket. They needed a man who could go out on,the hustings and battle for the interests of the party in a crisis when the State is -iaxrid-den and crushing under the weight of an administration of profligacy and waste. No man in the State has been more loyal to the party than General Hannah and he insists that he can win in a campaign against Governor Taylor in the general elec tion. One of the other candidates is too old to make the campaign and the other is too cold and indifferent, to the interests of the people. The speech was nearly two hours !n length. General Hannah devoted himself to the tax question, the use less expenditure in State government and departments of administration He was listened to with the closest attention by a fair-sized audience. backwards, and a lot of others, Just as humorous. ,: " Also the seven-reel feature,"All for a Woman" was shown. This feature rivals "Passion" in dramatic force. Such critics as Raymond Hitchcock, Leon Errol, Burton Holmes, Maclyn Arbuckle and many others, after viewing this play, htve made the re mark that it was "stupendous." Thousands of players appear in the various scenes of this production by a director who has injected into it "punch" and verve. The dramatic sequences are so intense and gripping that the spectator is held chained to the spot as the' story unfolds. Among the Noteworthy features of "All fdT a Woman" are the massive sets which form the background of the drama. One, showing the trial chamber in which the victims of the party in power are given a perfunc tory hearing, is several hundred feet ip length and width, and the tiers o seats from which the spectators view the proceedings rise to a height of sixty feet. Other massive sets show the inte riors of the palaces of the dethroned members of rolaJty with their lux urious furnishings, and in these are shown scenes of Babylonian revelry and orgies. Acting, direction and Settings have been blended into a production which has inaugurated a new era in film dom. , , . . In other words it is one of the big gest pictures ever shovn in Union City. v ' ORLEANIAN SEES DAWN OF NEW ERA New Lumbermen's Organization Elects C. H. Sherrill President. The dawn of a new era in the lum ber industry was predicted by C. H. Sherrill of the Sherrill Hardwood Lumber Company 6f this city, who was elected president of the Hard wood Manufacturers' Association af the organization of the new national body in Louisville last week, upon his return here yesterday morning. The aim of the organization, Mr. Sherrill, said, is to serve, mauf acturers in the industry and consumers in the most efficient manner possible. SABIN STUDIOS PRESENT NEW CINEMA SUBJECTS Screening of Local Affairs and Move- 4 ments. The Sabin Studios' are to be con gratulated on the success of their ef fofts in motion picture creations. The latest local contribution was present ed last night at, Reynolds Theatre. This was a reel of "Town .Topics," embracing a series of sketches as fol lows: The Cumberland Presbyterian. Sunday School, the W. D. W. class, the rat killers parade and the rat killers themselves, the. base ball game between the fats and the leans, which was a comedy from start to finish! Among the scenes were noticed Hun "It is necessary that such a body be organized in this branch of the lum ber industry, so that it umy properly participate in the great national pro gram for standardization ofnomen- clature, quality, grades and sizes, as outlined by Secretary Hoover of the Department of Commerce" Mr. Sher rill declared. Mr. Sherrill stated that the public will have access to the inspection service of the association on the same basis as its members. He asserted that it was the desire of the organization to so simplify its inspection rules as to render them readily comprehensi ble to the inexperienced. PUBLIC PROTECTED "For twenty-eight years I have been identified with the manufacture of hardwood lumber," Mr. Sherrill said, "and have suffered with that in dustry the misfortunes that' come to all disorganized industries. Now, for the first time, I am glad to be able to say that I am connected with an organization which has adopted broad and liberal principles in its activities. Its main purpose is the protection of the manufacturers $nd owners of timber, vho have millions of dollars invested, in their efforts to conserve the forests that are being so rapidly depleted and to regulate pro duction so as to give the public pro tection. "With the occasion offered uo for complete affiliation with the Depart ments of Agriculture and Commerce, and those that will be instituted by the various lumber manufacturers' organizations; we will convince the most pessimistic that a new era has dawned,". Mr. Sherrill asserted. IMPORTANT TO SOUTH. The organization, Mr. Sherrill de clared, is of the utmost importance to the country as a whole, and to the South especially, since this section is the largest lumber producing terri tory in the United States. Mr. Sherrill expressed regret that it is impossible to bring the head quarters of the association to New Orleans. "Being a citizen of New Orleans," he said, '"I am anxious that it should be the home of all organiza tions that have for their purpose con structive and progressive activities. It was thought best, however, in or der to eliminate sectional and region al feeling, to establish these offices in some central ana neutral location. Therefore, it must be conceded that Chicago seems a wise selection." In addition to Mr. Sherrill who is also president of the New Orleans Lumbermen's Club, other Louisiani ans were honored with offices jn the national organization, including W. T. Murray of Rochelle and J. B. Ed wards of Oakdale, both being chosen directors. , The Hardwood Manufacturers In stitute, according to its presiaent, started functioning yesterday morn ing with a membership roll which registers a total capacity in the man ufacture of hardwood lumber exceed ing 1,500,000,000 feet annually.' For the present headquarters will remain ELEVENTH YEAR OF REDPATH CHAUTAUQUA Union City Enjoys the Holidays Un der the Tent. Last week we announced the open ing of the Chautauqua with Ex Governor Brough, of Arkansas, a very distinguished scholar and speak er, who delighted the people of Union City with his patriotic address and with, an intermingling in our social affairs. He came ove? as a neighbor as well as a chautauquan. On Thursday the program gave us besides the children's work two con certs, afternoon and evening, by the Montague Light Opera Singers. This organization was here last winter at Reynolds Theatre and they were doubly welcome. The voices were good a.hd the selections were well chosen. " The concerts were b th en Joyed, the light opera singing ccpe cially giving the audience a great deal of pleasure. On Thursday night Dr. Hubert W. Hurt addressed a very much inter ested audience on "The New Indus trial Day." Dr. Hurt is a man of fine personal appearance and his method of speech 'la vorv imnracslvA Dr. Hurt began by asking, "What is America? Is it the firms and val leys and cattle on a thousand hills, or is it the cities with their myriad in dustries?" It. is neither one of these, but America is the conscience and character of American citizenry. Dr Hurt reviewed the effects of war and reconstruction, and under took to analyze the influences that are inflaming the passions and brute forces in human nature. These things he brought out as the elements chok ing thrift and industry and destroy ing life and happiness. And yet with all these sinister Influences he as serted, that conscience and reason sit enthroned and with the help of the God of hosts will prevail. ' Dr. Hurt stated that we have in America ?0,000,000 aliens who are led by soap box orators scattering tons of communistic literature. These aliens are taught the firebrands of hate and revolt. Thank goodness, we have a very small percentage of them in the South. The influence of this propa ganda strikes at the heart of the in dustrial system. The ruling idea is that employer and employee are en emies, that employee must begin his service hating the employer. A business man was asked to state his greatest trouble in the progress of his business. He stated that it is in finding men who are -qualified and capable of carrying on his business the problem of worthy succcession in the' lines of business and industry. The future of American industry depends upon the character of Ameri can manhood. The three essentials in industry are capital, raw material and. labor. The credit systonr is an institution that takes the place of capital. It is the assurance that the industrial and commercial systci-s will function and meet their obliga tions-. Ninety per cent of working capital is based on credit. Labor is importuned for its co-operation in the achievements of industrial progress. There are three demerits to consider, viz: Labor, earnings and the buying public. Labor must have a suitable competence to meet its individual and community life, but should not make unreasonable demands. The earnings of industry should be sufficient to compensate the owners and to protect against hazards and losses, but mo nopoly and profiteering should be eliminated from the syrtem. Lastly the public should be willing to xay a fair price for the finished product, but should not be at the mercy of a conspiracy to exact extortion from the trade. This means a co-operation of all the interests concerned in the scheme of industry, and the equalization of these interests, so that the greatest moving force in human life will func tion successfully and satisfactorily. If one of these elements is hostile and unreasonable it disturbs all the other relations of ind-istry, and if either one withdraws and ceases to function the very life of the nation is threat ened. ' Therefore the . industrial is the greatest of all our problems. It is the one on which every other rests. The secret of American thrift and progress, says Dr. Hurt, is not ac cumulation but , co-operation, the spirit of mutual interests and effort. It therefore depends on American manhood, which is to subdue and reconcile elements emerging from war and reconstruction. The crime wave involved principally the youths of the country between 16 and 22 years of age. Young manhood is the strength of the nation, and the erring element must be given a view of the light of civil life. He is groping in darkness, and here is the work of the big brother. Dr. Huit told the stoiy, of a fsther, a captain of industry wnose son haa aririeu into crime. The boy said, when questioned, tha he had never known lis father, hac never ,epentany time at all in his father's company. It is therefore the duty of every patent to make a con fident of his child, to lead into the forts for individual and national thrift and progress. ' It is after all really a matter of ed ucation, which reminds us of the con clusions reached by our old-time friend, Lowe Shearon, who spent some years undertaking to solve the industrial problem. He thought ho had at last found a cure for the cor rection of unearned increment. He was going to ask that proprietors of industrials be required by law to state in advance a rate of compensa tion as do bondholders and security holders, governed by the earnings of the year immediately preceding ad-, Justment. This was submitted to his friend and patron, former President Hadley of Yale, who advised Mr. Shearon that the solution of these things is not in legislation, but in ed ucation, and so our friend became reconciled, It i3 not strange that Mr. Shearon, who has spent some thirty years in the newspaper gp.me, should become interested in the sub ject. ' Any man impelled by human interest would do the same. There are too many laws and legal restrictions. Moral principles cannot be legislated into the human family,, and in"a government ba'jed on human liberty there is no way to reconcile the existence of blue laws and the regulation of responsibility between capital and labor, except by. such things as Dr. Hurt's message and kin dred means of bringing the subject to the people. THIRD DAY. On the third day of the Chautauqua the morning hour entertainment was enlivened with an interesting recital by Kathleen Scott and Catherine Denny, both young girls who appear ed in sketch work of characters from story books. In the afternoon was the artists" recital, by Irene Stolofsky and com pany. Miss Stolofsky revealed the fact in her work that she is really an artist. She is known as a brilliant violinist, and she gave substantial evidence of the fact that she is en titled to the term. There were more numbers in the afternoon program for Miss Stolofsky, and there were some very delightful selections, in cluding Chauncy Olcott's old success, "Believe Me if all Those Endearing Young Charms," the very rare com position in harmonics, and some oth ers with harmony effeffts, but it re mained for Miss Stolofsky to .prove the real artistic skill and musician ship that is in her work. The audi, once of the afternoon, rather small, was made up largely of children and a sprinkling of adults. So therefore she was not heard to best advantage until artists' night. Miss Stolofsky an nounced her own numbers. Not be ing familiar with violin music we 1 are not able to quote the composi tions, but the one standing out auove all the rest came ' just before the Scotch bagpipe closing number. It was a classic, like some of Wagner's compositions, scaling the heights and depths, at one time weird, another soft, the storm and calm and every phase of expression on that instru ment which is all but human in the hands of an artist. In this com posi tion there were also the variations in harmonics, but the most interesting of all was the work of two hands in interpreting the various motives of the composition. It seemed that Miss Stolofsky wasn't willing to leave until she had favored the musical people of Union City with the best of her work. She is an artist, and the unerring accuracy and uncanny perfection of her tones and technic, as well as tne nre ana ieenng, re minds us of the remarks made of Heifetz' work by eminent musical Judges. The baritone and pianist were also fine musicians. The baritone had some very popular numDers wnicn were enjoyed immensely. Miss Sto lofsky is in good company. Now we come to one of the real treats of the Chautauqua. This is fhe entertainment by Sidney Landon. Mr. Landon haif no sooner appeared on the stage than the audience be came aware 'of the fact that they were in the presence of" a man of brains and accomplishments. He is not one of your professional social en tertainers, but an- artist. His was the work of calling out and present ing to the audience the personalities of great men in literature and some of their characterizations. This is no small job, and men of limited ability dare no try it. Mr. Lan don does it and every person who sees him understands that ho is not only an actor but is familiar with his sub jects. The character of Mark Twain dg&Srothers 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 166 Union City, Tenn. ter Elam sittine cn home before he starts to first, after kLOcking a home j in Memphis, Tennl, but will be re-.; light of true manhood and citizen- run. 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