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Marshall & Baird. Union City, Tenn. Entered at the post office, Union City. Tennes see, a secona-ciass man roairer. FRIDAY, JULY 7, 1922. Democratic Ticket. , For Sheriff J. W. (Watt) Cherry , For Trustee Armour Rntliff For County Court ClerkIt. H. Bond For Circuit Court Clerk J N. Ruddle ' For Register W. J. Edwards, Jr. For Eepresentative. . , BRATTON We are authorized to an nounce S. R. Bratton at 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 party. 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. For State Senator. LeDUKE We are authorized to an nounce B. F. LeDuke, of Lake County, as a candidate for re-election as State Senator from the counties of Weakley, Obion and Lake, subject to the action of the Demo cratic party. MAIDEN. We are authorized to an nounce S. L. Maiden, of Weakley County, as a candidate for State Senator from the counties of Weakley Lake and Obion in the General Assembly in the State of Ten nessee, subject to the action of the Demo cratic party. County School Taxes. The Commercial, In a very hurried and unthoughted way, made a very big blunder last week in regard to the county school tax. It Is not the purpose of this paper to create a false Impression, even for political ends, and we are not often guilty of so radical an error. In the first place we were not fa miliar with the disposition of the va rious county tax funds, and in the second place the article last week was stimulated by a suggestion with out the verification of the records. The erticle referred to made it ap pear that all the county EChool tax is sent to the Slate treasury and pooled with the State tax. This is all a mistake. None of the county school tax is sent out of the county, but held here for county school pur poses. The State tax collected in the county for school purposes is sent to the State department, but over three fifths of this tax is returned to. the county for county school purposes. The Commercial is always ready t,o correct an error, especially one which Is so totally wide of the mark and so liable to mislead those who are not familiar with the facts. ' Therefore we are quoting some figures from the 1921 taxes collected as follows: COUNTY SCHOOL TAX. Elementary fund: Tax on land $65,485.69 Public utilities 7,726.54 Dog tax 1 1,903.99 Total . . 75,116.22 High school fund: Land tax 5,780.85 Public utilities .... 903.10 Total 6,683.95 Grand total '. $81,800.17 All of the above school tax funds are held in the county for county school purposes. The $6,683.95 high school tax has no connection at all with the special high school tax funds, for the special high schools at Hives, Troy, Hornbeak and South Pulton. These special .high school tax funds are kept entirely separate and distinct from the other county school funds and are not included in the above statement. State university fund: Land tax . . . $13,037.86 Public utilities 1,719.40 Total 14,757.26 Al of the above tax fund Is sent cut of ihe county for the University of Tennessee. It :3 a special levy of five' cents for that school. STATE SCHOOL TAX. Collected in Obion Co... $36,426.95 All or this tax fund is sent out of the county, but the State returns over three-fifths of it to the county for county school purposes as follows: Elementary funl... $22,538.53 High school fund . 2,760.88 Total 25,299.41 Therefore there is a balance of only $11,125.54, which the county loses to the State for the Department of Education outside of the Universi- ty of Tennessee. , We presume,that the operating ex penses of the State Normal schools come out of this balance, $11,125.54, and similar school balances from all the various counties of the State, J and we must -admit that it is sur-f prisingly small. "The building ap-j propriations, etc., may come from 2ond issues and other sources. . , Prom the above it will ba seen that jthe total of the State 'and Conty u 1 fnr- 1Q91 anllnnrprl in'' Obion County was' $132)984,.S8. Of this amount $107,099.58 is used. in Obion County for county school pur poses, and $25,882.80, Jess than one; fifth, goes to the State. Rather a radical difference from the statement made last week that all of the county school funds are sent to the State officials and only two fifths of the same'is returned. We apologize for the statement made without investigation, and fisk that this statement made as near as possible to represent the facts be sub stituted. ' Now, it seems from the above that Obion County pays approximately $11,000 a year, which goes to , the Department of Education, the State normal schools and other branches of State school work, outside of the University of Tennessee. How much f thto nun tn the State normal 111 bllAt? . " - schools I don't know, And how much the State pays to the State normal schools from all sources and for all purposes I don't know. Mr. Austin Peav may be right in his statement that the money required to run the State .normal schools one whole term would not run the elementary schools of the State a whole week. Be that as it may, there are too many schools In Tennessee to tra'in teachers. Pea- body College is training - teachers; the University of Tennessee is train ing teachers. The subject of Educa tion is taught in both these schools, designed expressly as a subject for the training of teachers. Then we have four State normal schools train ing teachers. It is said that Tennessee is train ing two thousand or more teachers and less than five hundred teachers trained in the State schools are at work teaching in the elementary schools of Tennessee. The worst part of it is that the elementary school system' of Tennessee is a disgrace. As General Hannah states, Tennesee has a fine record for' illiteracy. She stands fourth from the bottom as one of the States in1 illiteracy. While we have all this elaborate college and State normal work the children of Tennessee are groping in darkness for the lack of common school advantages. In some counties there are elementary schools which run not more than five months in the year, ,maybe less. The teachers are in many cases probably not com petent to train the children. The school funds in such cases are not sufficient to pay competent teachers. Now, the disgraceful feature of the State school system is the school lobby and its interlocking interests with the State University and the State fairs, which this paper has heretofore designated as the politi cal triangle which controls the politi cal fortunes of the people of Ten nessee. If a Staje Senator or Rep resentative outside of the charmed circle or triangle wants anything he must perforce seek the good graces of that body, and the price is sometimes very expensive. It may mean the support of the University tax, the State fair tax and the State normal tax, oi perhaps an additional State normal to accommodate a retiring State Superintendent at something like a salary of ten thousand dollars a year and the cost of a new normal school. If nothing of this knd is re quired the school v book trust may need his support. It now takes quite a lot to get a local bill to pass mus ter. It would be a Godcend to the peo ple of Tennessee if the constitution were amended to provide that no bonds of any kind or character could be issued without a referendum of the voters and that all local legisla tion should be committed to the sov ereign county courts of the State. This would mean democracy, true democracy, the wiping out of the shameful barter of the people's pub lic interests. The Cemeteries. On Monday night at a meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen the question of platting or laying off another section of East View Ceme tery on the western boundaries was taken up for consideration. Available space in the grounds already platted is nearly all in use and more burial lots are needed. Along with this proposition another matter in con nection with burial grounds in the city limits was suggested. That Is, the practicability of allowing burial permits to non-residents. Some years ago under the city administration of John T. Walker the grounds for East View Cemetery were purchased by the city and opened for cemetery pur poses. Only a portion of the cemetery was then platted and the lots offered for sale. The old City Cemetery was nearly full at the time, making it necessary for the city to buy new grounds. Now, as we stated, the platted part of East View is practical ly all taken, and new ground is to be platted. The question therefore is not a matter of choice or the disposi- I tion to make generous extensions to non-residents -for burial in the city limits, but it is purelya question of possibility - Can , we 'provide burial grounds for pur.PFH dead and ac commodate" all the requests from non residents! for burial lots? If burial per-r mits are .not to be issued to non-resi dents an exception should be. made to those, of couree, who have some 'member or members of their family burled in the city cemeteries here. It would not do to be arbitrary, but to. those non-residents ' who ' have no property here and no relatives buried, in the city limits of the corporation of Union City, can we, in Justice to our own citizens, allow the same priv ileges for burial purposes?. " That is a question which the board considered last Monday; night and which was referred to the City Cem etey Committee. : The .question will have to be decided one way or the other and it should be decided with all fairness and impartiality, at the same time it should be decided with a broad' view of our limitations and possibilities. , ' For State Senator. ' : The Cominercial is requested to an nounce one of the distinguished Dem ocrats and citizens of Weakley Coun tv. S. L. Maiden, as a candidate for State Senator from the counties of Weakley, Lake and Obion in the Gen eral Assembly of the State of Ten nessee. Mr. Maiden is located at Greenfield in the practice of law. He has' served his people and fellow Democrats with a great deal of credit and high order of ability in many .ways, some years ago being a member of the lower house or tne btate leg islature. Mr. Maiden is well known over the State and especially in his county where he is esteemed as a fine citizen and an able lawyer. He is anxious to serve the interests of his Dartv and his people again and comes before you as a candidate for State Senator, pledging himself to the re organization of State government in the interest of economy and political integrity. Mr. Maiden is a candidate .subject to the action of his party and asks a fair consideration or nis claims. We are pleased to offer his announcement. HON. AUSTIN PEAY . Speaks in Union City To-day at the Courthouse. rV Hon. Autln Peay, Democratic can didate for Governor of Tennessee, will speak in Union City to-day, 1:30 n.m. at the Courthouse. Mr. Peay Will address ,the people of Obion County on tax and administration re forms and the public is cordiaii." in vited to be present. CAPT. G. T. FITZIIUGH SPEAKS IN UNION CITY To Address Citizens of Obion County Thursday, July 13. rant a T Fitz.hu::h. of Memphis, Democratic candidate for the United States Senate, will address tne cit- izens-of Obion County on Thursday July 13, at Revnolds Theatre. Union city, Thursday night at 8 o'clock. Hornbeak, one o clock p.m. Troy, 3:30 o'clock p.m. Captain Fitzhugh has a very 1m nnrtnnr mPKRfl2'f concerning the du ties of Congress the preservation of the principles of State sovereignty and the vital Issues of taxation and He is a candidate in the Interest of the movement to protect our government from the dangerous trend to socialism, now iosierea in tha frnise of Federal nromotlon of public Institutions and benefactions. Every voter snouia De present 10 hear Captain Fitzhugh. The recep tion committee for the speaking is as follows: F.W. Moore, W.H. Swiggart, W.M. Miles, Fenner Heathcock, Geo. A. Gibbs, C. H. Cobb, Harris Parks, A. J. COrum, E. A. Glover, Dr. C. W. Miles, John T. Walker Tom Harris, Rev. J. N. Bryson, H. W. Hicks, L. T. Holliday, J. M. Calhoun, Dr. A. -E. ?oswell, S A. McDade, R. A. Gossum, , B. Clement, Alex Mitchell, Dr. J L. Wright, R. B. Gauntlett, W. M. Warterfield, E. H. Marshall, John Baird, Dr. W. A. Nailling, R. H. Caldwell, Chas. W. Miles, Jr., J. M. Ru3sell, J. M.-'Chapel, J. A. Howard, S." F. Howard, J. R. Davis, T. J. Bon ner, J. H. Steel, Jno. D. Alexander, J. D. Jones, J. B. Mitchell, P. D. Hornbeak, Dr. R. N. Whitehead, B. V. Jernigan, J. R. Mills, Alex Smith, W. M. Freed, Dr. liar Glover, John E. Finch, J. M. Polk, S. B. Finch, T. R. Reynolds, C. S. Talley, Dr E. S. Baker, Rev. J. M. Pickens, H. O. Head, Jr., I. P. Morris, A. C, Houser, G. W. Tomerlin; E. P. Wadde-11, Ar mour Ratliff, Dr. A. P. Warterfield, J. A. Coble, F. R. Robertson, J. M. Hickman, D. H. Burnett, W. W. Mor ris, G. W. Robey, W. H. Forrester, G. W. Stovall, Box FFox, Walter Via. Chas. F. Caldwell, J. H. Bittick, Squire John Crockett, E. F. McSped den, E. L. Brown, R. T. Roberts, G. B. Drisklll, Mrs. W.H. Swiggart. Mrs. Harris Parks, Mrs. Geo. A. Gibbs; Jr., Mrs. S. F. Howard, Mrs. T. R. Rey nolds. Mrs. H. O. Head, Jr., Mrs. Mor ris Miles. Mrs. C. W. Miles, Sr., Mrs. C. S. Talley, Mrs. J. M. Chapel, trs. W. M. Warterfield, Mrs. Geo .Gibbs, Sr.; Mrs. J A. Howard. Mrs. E. S. Ba ker, Mrs. J. A. BaiAl, Mrs. W. W. Heathcock,' Mrs. A. C. Houser, Mrs. C. H. Cobb, Mrs E. A. Glover, Mrs. W. A. Nailing, Mrs. G.W. Tomerlin, Mrs. Felix Moore, Mrs. J. M. Pickens, Mrs. John T. Walker, Mrs. Chus. Miles,, Jr., Mrs. J. A. Ccble. Take advantage ofNnir reduced prices on FURNACES during July. Five room , house $225. Six room house $235.' ' . NAILLING-KEISER HDW. CO. ? , CLAUDE ANDREWS, Mgr. ; Massey's Old Stand. Seomd Street 3 Union City, Terin. ' , Phone 298-J. , Exclusive Agents Obion County Studajbaker Gars First-class repairing Cars of ' all makes. USED CAR BARGAINS Chevrolet.. . .$100 Saxdn 6..;... .,..$150 Overland 80 150 Oakland Sedan $375. AIMn good mechanical condition. Call andi see IVioitey to LiOari ' ' v ,v : ' ' . '-:' I am authorized to take applications for long tinie loans to' be made by The Northwestern Mutual Life In surance Co., on improved farms of 50 acres or more in Obion and Weakley Counties, Tennessee, and Fulton County, Kentucky. The amount of money that can be loaned at the present tinie is limited. The rate of intetest '' is 6 per cent. Please call at once if you are in need, of a farm loan. : t : : :, : i : : . O. SPRAD LIN, Union City, Tennessee' 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 Ice Tea. 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 204 FARM .000 and up on 5 to 10 years, 6 per cent interest. For particulars see.- S. F. HOWARD UNION CITY, TENN. G Studebaker6 .... 400 them. 230 LOANS 40 acres or more. : GO YOU CERTAINLY CAN when you carry a hand-made battery on your car. It has lots of pep and! ! staying power, will carry you up steep hills and never fail to spark, j Hitch up o,ur battery ard play safe. McHTJGH BATTERY CO. SALE OF. LAND FOX I DRAINAGE TAX Obion River Drainage District No. 1, of Obion County,' vs. Earl- Davidson et als. No.. 1406.- . In obedience to a decree of the Chancery - Court or UDion uouniyv Tenn.,. at the April Term, 1922, in the above styled cause I will, on . Saturday, the 15th fiay of July , at one i'o' clock p.m. In front f the East door of the Courthouse in union nttir aoll ti'tliia TMo-lioaf nnri hpflt hlri- der, certain tracts of ltnd hereinafter described and ordered 'sola Dy - tne na'A.Pmirt fm the niyrnnRPR of DftvinST delinquent 'drainage taxes due there' on. Tne land soia win oe suDjeci io and encumbered by any future taxes far-dralnaedwhlch mar be assessed against such 1lan,d the same being sold to pay th -afnage tax for 1919 and 1920. Tne several tracts of land which will be sold are described as follows: -,; i TkACi NO. X- Being tract No.-2 in Drainage filstrict No. 1 assessed to .T W TtnriKhn&n consisting of 256 acres m tmi uisirici xno, io oi udiob County County, Tenn., and bounded on the North by .Ward, on the East by B. B. Park, South by E. Morris, yveat by the Obion River. . TRACT NO. 2. Being tract iso. 6 In said drainage, district in Civil District No. 11, in said State and County, consisting of 107 acre:r,- as sessed to A. R. Boyett and bounded on the North by A. Wilson, East Dy A. . L. Boyett, South by McKinnls, . West by E. E. Parks. TRAPT No. . 3. Beinar tract No. 11 In Raid rl rain ft ere district lvin.T in said Civil District No. 11, of said f tate and County, consisting or iuo acres, assessed to Mrs. E. J. Boyett, A. L. Boyett, fet. A. Boyett, Ollle Cowan, C. N. Boyett, Myrtle Boyett, U. a. Boyett, Varney ' E. Boyett, and honnrtprl on the North bv A. Wilson. on the East by Claud Pierce, on the South by F. J. Sullivan, on the West by A .L. Boyett. TRACT NO. 4. Being tract jno. lfi in Rfllrt dralnaere district and in Civil District No. 11, in said State and Pnun tv r.nnslatine of 10 acres, as sessed to J. P. Thompson, bounded on the. North by-H. J. Raymer, one the East by E. E. Parks, on tne aoutn by J. JE Thompson,, and on the West by Moore. " TRACT NO. 5. Being tract No. 88Mn said drainage district in,Civil. nistsrint No. 11. of said State1 and County,' assessed to M. B. Reedr con sisting of 10 acres bounded on the North by P. J. Smith land, on the East "by P. Williams, on the South by P. J. Smith lands, and on tne West by A. G. West. 'TRACT NO. 6. Being tract xno. 12, in said cralnage district conslst nsr nfs100 acres assessed to the Obion Valley Land i nd Investment Co.,a corporation being In Civil Dis trict No. 11 of said state ana jouu- t.r .nil linnnrlorl nn thn Nnrth bv Joe Scearce, on the East 'by J. F Pierce land, on the South by George Dahnke, on the West by George Dahnke and others. TRACT NO. 7. Being tract No. 65, in said drainage district lying In Civil District No. 11, of said State arid County, consisting of 1280 acres, and bounded on the North by Obion River, on the East by Rutherford Pork, on the South by Bruce (now Bushart), and on- the West by .Tack- son, assessed to the Obion valley Land and Investment Company. TRACT NO. 8.-Belng tract No. 68 in said drainage district, assessed to the Obion Valley Land and In vestment Co., lying in-Civil District No. 11, of said State and County, consisting of 225 acres, and bounded on the North by the Obion Valley Land and Investment Co., on the East by Chapel, on the South by Dahnke and on the West by tho Obion River. TRACT NO. S. Being tract No. 54 in said) drainage district, assessed to the Obion Valley Land and In vestment Company, consisting of 999 acres, lying In Civil District No. 11, of said State and County, bounded on the North by the Obion River, on the East by C. A. James, on the South by T. P. Finch, on the West by T. J. Pierce. TRACT NO. 10. Being tract No. 60 in said Drainage District assessed to T. P. Paterson, consisting of 20 acres, located in Civil District No. 8 of said State and County, bounded on the -North by the Obion Valley Land and Investment Co,, on the East bx McFadden, on the South by P.it terson, and on tho West by Jackson and Patterson. TRACT NO. 11. Being tract No. 63 In said drainage district, assessed, to Irene Hopper, In Civil District No. 8, of said State and County, consist ing of 30 acres bounded on the -North, by the Obion Valley Land and In vestment Co., on the East by Bing ham, on the South by Hopper, and on the West by Hopper. TRACT NO, 12. Being tract No. 77, In said drainage district, lying la U1VU Disinci xno. o ui sum County, consisting of 45 acres, as sessed to W. P. McFadden, bountfed on the North by the Obion Valley Land and Investment Co., on the East by Hopperr on the South by McFad den and on the West by McFadden. Said sale will be made for cash. ' This June 13, 1922. v - 12-4t GEO. A. GHJBS. Clork and Master. ByNelle F. Marshall. D. C. & M. His Inference. Tohe fmathcr8 and Gabe Gunshun of the Mount Pisiy region of the Ozarks, were guests of a hotel In, the t, " T),.ixr ..fnntl CrtTYltt tlTYlO ITffpr Ul i '111 (3 1 Ll,tliLiJ . hvul - - - they had retired for. the night they were rudely awakened by the fire chief'iTcar raging past with its tlren screeching in an unknown tongue. "What the blue hec was that?"" cried Mr. Gunshun. "I d'Unow persizely," ' replied Mr. Tniathers," "but I reckon some feller has stayed out too late and his wife Is hunting him." Kansas City Star.