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Saves the Surface " Our Paper Is the Best BED SPOT PAINT & GLASS CO. OMMERCIA RED SPOT Saves the Surface . Our Paper Is the Best RED SPOT PAINT & GLASS CO. Union City Commercial, established 1890 ( P.nM.,., C.,K" 1 1007 West Tennessee Courier, established 1897 i Consolidated September 1. 1897 UNION CITY, TENN., FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1922. VOL. 32, NO. 16 , QUARTERLY COURT OF OBION COUNTY - Judge Bratton for Hie Legislature, "" Tax Rates, Appropriations. ' Ordered by the court that a sur face of local gravel bo placed on the section of road leading from the park to Reelfoot Lake to the interaection of the Union City and Tiptonville . highway. - 1 The court authorized the cost of Obion County's part of building that section of road from the Lake and Obion County line to the Charlie Lassiter place, including an estimate to put thereon a ton coat of gravel, which cost is $9,35:8.29. Hugh Smith, S. R.. Bratton and H. Forcum were appointed a committee to represent Obion County at a meet ing on the 28th day of July to let a contract for the construction of the highway from Union ity to Troy. Dr. Smith, of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, came before the court to lay before that body the proper measures for the tuberculin test ot cattle and eradication of tuberculosis in the livestock of the county. The matter was deferred until the next term of court. Then came the question of fixing the tax rate for Obion County for 1922 and the proposition to increase county elementary, and high school taxes. This was given in last week's paper. No increase was made and the total tax rate was- fixed at 46 cents, the same as it was last year. A motion was made to restore the ex-officio services of the Sheriff $100 pec month. Same was reduced to $50 per month. Action was de ferred pending an investigation the exact amount of funds coming in to the hands of the Sheriff. Upon motion made In the court the candidacy of Honorable S. Bratton for Representative from Obi on County in the State Legislature and his record as such Representative in two former sessions, was unani mously indorsed by a rising vote of the court. J. A. Bruce was appointed admin istrator of Bruce Pennington, de ceased. t Mrs. Mary Belle Smith was ap pointed guardian of Thelbert K. and Minnie Novia Smith. County Judge J.B. Waddell authos ized to borrow, on time warrants sums necessary for expenditures of county for remainder of year. J. P. attendance $ 317.30 A. L. ..Giffin, H. P. Naylor, Alwyn Brevard, T. M. Flack, J. A. Jackson, F. R. Robertson, T. P. Palmer, W. A, McNeill, J. C. Walker, G. D, Sum mers, J. W. Yarbrough, D. H. Btw nett, T. W. Cunningham, E. L. Bow ers, J. W. Crockett, P. H. Carroll,, A. H. Moore, C. M. Montgomery, W. M, Freed, H. B. Fleming, E. H. Rus sell, C. P. Caldwell, W. W. Pierce, J. B. Skinner, J.D. McBride, R. B. Gant- lett.'J. A. Coble, J. W. McCorkle, R. C. "Reynolds, S. R. Bratton, ' Alex Mitchell, J. R. Graham, Box Fox, A M. Moultrie, H. Forcum, J. H. Joh- akin, G. G. Smith, S. A. McDade something of the risque now and then, sooner or later it will return to its .old moorings and demand that whieh is wholesome and clean. Managers,, rather than producers, were the first to sense the change in public opinion toward amusements. They were in touch with the people. They paid high prices to the pur chasers for rights, and dwindling box office receipts told them there was something wrong. This condition is not local. Every city in the ' country has reacted against the indecent and the vulgar on the screen; and the stage: Ij ."It, will be some time before pub lic confidence will be fully restored in the movie, and it may be a pain ful process for managers, but sooner or later it will be restored because the demand for clean amusements in this country is permanent, and when the public is assured that it will get what it Avants, it will respond. Nashville managers are to be con gratulated on their efforts to put the motion picture business bn a high plane. Na'shville Tennessean. REGISTER FOR THE AUGUST ELECTION COMMUNITY NURSE AND HEALTH CENTER Meeting of Interest to the Public. of APPROPRIATIONS. Highway Department 5139.50 Miscellaneous 3025.82 Tax Assessor 2000.00 May Circuit Court ..f... 595.65 Charity 60.00 Total 10,820.97 Clean Amusements. Every man and woman of voting age, 21 and over in Civil District No. 13, of Obion County, Tenn., in cluding the corporation of Union City, must comply with the lav re quiring a registration certificate for both the primary and general elec tions, to be held in Union City Thurs day, August 3, 1922. If you have a registration certifi cate issued in the general registra tion, August, 1921, you are entitled to vote, but if you have no certificate issued on or after that time it will be necessary to register in the sup plemental registration to be held in the City Hall in Union City, Tenn., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 13, 14, 15, 1922. " Tliis must be done as a necessary qualification for every voter in Civil Districts Nos. 13 and 16, of Obion County, Tenn. H. H.' LANNOM, E. H. MARSHALL, ROY VINCENT, Election Commissioners Obion County, Tenn. An enthusiastic meeting of the Public Health League and Nursing Committee was held Monday evening, with the chairman, Mr. Smith, ure siding. The members present were: Mr Chas. DietzelK Mr. Walker Kerr, Rev. E. S. Baker, WrsW. H. Swiggart, Mrs. J. F. Howard, Mrs .Will Nash, Mrs. J. J. Miller and Mrs. G. H. Niles. The rooms of tho American Legion have been offered and will be used as a health center for the community. Miss Brown, the nurse, will b'e found in these rooms each morning from 8:30 "to 10:00 o'clock and each after noon from 3:00 to 5:00, beginning Friday, July 14, and can be reached by phone at these hours.' , These rooms are being equipped for classes in home hygiene and care of the sick. It has been decided that this health center will be publicly opened Thursday, July 20, from four to five o'clock with a "Well Baby Clinic" for white babies.and on Fri day, July 21, from four to five for colored. WHAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE MAY MEAN TO YOU. The,name Public Health Nurso ap plies to any nurse who in neither a private nurse nor an institutional nurse and who makes the main tenance of health and nreventlnn of 20. sickness her chief work. In no other field has modern science made such rapid advance in recent years as in the field of preventive medicine and health education. Knowledge which means longer life, better -health, fewer deaths in babyhood, in childhood, in youth, in the prime of life; fewer dollars spent nd less time lost for sickness is available. s The Public Health Nurse is in Un ion Cit.y now and is ready 'to answer calls, of sickness and give nursing care ' where required. The calls of this kind are many and she can only stay from ten minutes to one hour in any home at one time. The nurse can not give medical care but works in co-operation with the physicians. C. U. Ouartet Here. Only words of praise from the au diences that have greeted the Cum berland University Quartet in the towns they have visited reach us. The Cookeville Herald says: "l'he Cumberland University Male Quartet delighted its audience in a sp'endld concert here Monday night." The Warren County Times of McMinn- ville pronounced it "The musical treat of the season." The Columbia Herald says, "A splendid high class entertainment." They were announced to appear in Lebanon Saturday night but were re quested by several people to postpone their concert until Monday so some could attend that otherwise would be disappointed. The young men composing this quartet are well known in Lebanon and the surrounding section, where they have so often charmed audi ences. They were called upon to lend their voices in song to nearlv every interesting occasion during the last college term, and vere always ready and willing to respond, and they should be given a rousing welcome oil their Monday evening appearance. Many have said of this quartet, that they are destined to become as popular as the famous Jubilee Sing ers who have delighted com any au diences. Their repertoire includes many of . the darky melodies and lul labies. If you want to enjoy an evening of real pleasure you should hear them at Caruthers Hall Monday evening. Lebanon Democrat. Appearance in Union City at Rey nolds Theatre. Thursday night, July Paul Jones;" Mrs. Seid Waddell, "John Jay;" Mrs. Bonner, of Rives, "Samuel Adams;" Mrs. Whltson, "Alexander Hamilton;" Mrs. Miller, "Robert Morris;" Mrs. Geo. Gibbs, "John Adams;" Mrs. Hassler, "Ethan Allen;'"' Mrs. W. J. Caldwell, "Rich ard Henry Lee." Mrs. Embry and Mrs. Guy Miles being unavoidably ab sent, Mrs. Swiggart gave a brief out line of the life of Jefferson and of lives of Edmond and Leyton Ran dolph, this completing the lesson. A, galaxy of unprecedented heroes and statesmen, signers of the Decla ration of Independence, especially fitted by a Divine Providence, and no bly accountable. . lhe next meeting (Wednesday week) will be with Mrs. W. H. Swig gart. Mrs. W. J. Caldwell, of Rives leader. HON, FRAND P, BOND WINS FEDERAL SUIT New Depot. The temporary passenger station in Union City is now equipped with telephone service. The construction department is now' busy laying the foundation of the new depot. U. D. C. TO MARK CONFEDERATE GRAVES Bethel College. Nashville theatres and motion pic ture houses have evidenced a desire to meet the taste of a discriminating public' in their more recent offerings. During the week which ciosed July ,1, a local record was established for both the number of feet of film shown and for the quality of the at traction offered. .,, The effort of local managers, to win back a patronage that has fallen off considerably smce , the close of the war is a sincere one. Too many of our producers- follow ed the path of least resistance during the period of inflation and harvested the profits of an abnormal period at the expense of the welfare of the in dustry. It was only a matter of time when the public which, served with sex problems and luridN melodramas, would tire of the diet and call for a change, and failing to get the change, would withhold its patronage. The mind of the average American is clean, and while it might tolerate Dr. Quails Reappointed, Dr. H. W Quails, this city, has been honored with appointment to succeed himself as a member of the State Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Quails says that the qualifications of a candidate to practice medicine and surgery are so largely increased that many are not able to pass, and the result is-that the country is get ting scarce of physicians. This will make it necessary for the country towns to provide hospitals and facil ities where the practitioner may be able" to qualify and make a living in his profession. Dr. Quails says that he has just visited a hospital at Mur ray, Ky., built at a cost of $100,000 with sixty beds, and a large number of them are filled with patients. This, of course, will have to be done else where. Time brings many changes and none the less in the medical pro fession. " ' It costs much to live these days. Much more than in days of yore, But when you stop to think of it. It's worth a damsight more. John Nicholas Becer, We have just completed the cata logues for Bethel College (1922-23), McKenzie, Tenn. President Keath- ley reports that better prospects for the fullest enrolllmcnt in years. This i3 the only school owned and con trolled by the Cumberland Presby terian Church. Bethel College was first locatod at McLemoresville in 1844, but moved to .McKenzte in 1874. Many of the leading men of the Cumberland and other churches are graduates from this school. Recently there has been aised $500,000 for endowment of a ew school which will take the rlace of Bethel College whih is located at McKenzie, but for the present the name is Bethel. Students from Obion County can not find a more moral atmosphero for, a college course than at McKenzie where all students are welcomed and known by the citizens. The home in fluence is not lost as it is in larger universities and colleges, and ex penses in Bethel for the year are about half what they are in Nashville and Knoxville. We believe it would be to the interest of parents to inves tigate the advantages of Bethel 'be fore sending your boys and girls away ror tneir col'ege course.. ' V. D. C. The Leonidas Polk Chapter met with Mrs. Henry, Hassler on Wednes day afternoon with Mrs. W. H. Swig gart' as leader.' The meeting was opened with a responsive reading from the U. D. C. Ritual. A short business session was held, the need of marking the graves of veterans was suggested, and a committee from each district in Obion County with Mrs. N. E. Beck as chairman was ap pointed by the president, Mrs. A. L. Brevard. Mrs. Swiggart prefaced the program with a review of the history lesson so far, and then inter esting papers were given by the fol lowing members: Mrs. Nannie Beck, "George Mason;" Mrs. Miles, "John Leonidas Polk Chapter in regular meeting on July 5 voted to begin im mediately the sacred task of securing the namo and burial place of every deceased Confederate soldier in Obi on County. Committees were appcinted and it is hoped by the chapter members that every one appointed will serve, and not only those but every one who loves Confederate valor and history will volunteer to IioIt locate these resting places so that they may bo marked. It is the desire of the chapter to complete this "labor of love' 'in time for decoration day, the third of next June birthday of Jeffcscn Davis. Mrs. N. E. Beck wa3 appointed county chairman. Hcv address is 216 Ury ctreet, Union City, Tenn., and any one willing to assist will please confer with Mrs. Becl:, who will be glad to give all needed information. What is needed just now Is a list of names of Confederate soldiers bu ried in all the cemeteries in the coun ty, and this list sent tc the chairman. For this purpose the following have been appointed, every one of whom we trust will respond: Beulah, Mrs. G. A. Gibbs, Sr.; Beech, Miss Mary Latimer; Mount Zion, Mrs. Sudie Debow; Troy, Mrs. James W. Pressly; Rives and Pleas ant Kill, Mrs, T. J. Bonner; Shady Grove, Mrs. Hubbs; Kenton, Mrs. C. R. Wade; Obion, Mrs. Ella Morris; Salem, Mrs. Andrew Burrus; Union City, Mrs. C. W. Mies; Crittendon Grove, Mrs. G. W. Stovall; Mount Ararat, Mrs. Mollie Calhoun Currv; Old Republican, Mrs. Lexie Caldwell; Ebenezer, Mj-s. J. C. McDaniel; Cane Creek, Mrs. Dr. Maddox; Glass, Miss Emma Miller; Campground, Mrs. J. W. Ponder; Bethlehem, Mrs. T. Hale Reeves; Sanders Chapel and Fre mont, Mrs. Brice Rone;Antioch, Mrs. John Kersey; Sardis, Mrs. Billie Bit tick McDonald; Johnson's Grove, Ma son Hall and all other burial places we trust will have some one who will do this work. Altogether, and let us do it now! MRS. W. J. CALDWELL, Chairman Publicity. Baptist Sunday School. SET your trusty alarm clock to go off early next Sunday. DAYLIGHT saving is good, LIFE saving is better, but SOUL saving is best. COME and learn. COME and help your self. COME and help others. GET the Sunday cchool habit. AGOG A CLASS, 9:30 A Involving Demands Upon Estate of $57,000 on Income. The U. S. Internal Revenue De partment had a claim of $57,000 against the Dahnke-Walker Milling Co. bankrupt estate, which it was pressing for adjustment. Hon. Frank Bond, of Brownsville, Tenn., was retained a3 counsel in the case as defense to answer to the ef fect that the estate was insolvent and that there was no evidence of in come tax of any kind due the govern ment. Mr. Bond was solicited by Trustee Stan field ;md others here rep resenting the estate to take the case. These proceedings have been pending for several months and final action was announced this week to the ef fect that the government had lost its claim. The creditors cf tho estate will therefore be in a much better shape to realizo on their claims from this estate. to deal with. Big questions came be fore his body and his clear insight and inherent sense of justice en abled him to decide them promptly and fairly. His mind was never con fused, his judgment vas unerring and his decisions made him a repu tation far beyond the confines of the State. He would have made a great member of the Interstate Commerce Commission and would likely have attained a place on that high court but for his creeping years and the condition of his health. Taken all in all he played well every part as signed him on life's stage, and will long bo remembered for the services he rendered. The Nashville Banner, July 10, 1922. A State Loss. The death of Hon. Benjamin Au gustine Enloe was not unexpected. His entire life a long one had been spent in Tennessee. He was born in the State, reared here and was a Tennessean through and through. He wrote as ho spoke, bril liantly, fearlessly, compellingly. A sense of humor was well developed in him and this was backed by a forcefulness that characterized every thing he did in life. His career in Congress vas marked by ability of a high order. He held a position which gave full scope to his talent. As chairman of the Railroad Commission, later of the State Board of Public Utilities, he had many very important matters Notice. All organizations pledged to the work of the Public Health Nurse are requested to pay pledges to the treas urer of the Public Health League, Mr. Walker Kerr, at the Old National Bank. One month of the work has ex pired and funds are needed. SEC. P. II. LEAGUE. Stockholders Meeting. Stockholders of the Obion County Telephone Company will meet at 2 o'clock p.m. Saturday, July 29, 1922, at the City Hall in Union -City. Im portant business is to be transacted and every stockholder is urged to be present. J. H. TODD, Pres. This July 11, 1922. 16-3t To Whom It May Concern. In the' issue of July 7 of The Com mercial is a list of names purporting to be a reception committee for 1 G. T. Fitzhugh, a candidate for the United States Senate. My name appears in this list without, proper authority. I I want it distinctly understood that I am not for Fitzhugh. On the con trary I am for McKellar. J. H. STEELE. 1 the.universalTcar 155 .Sixteen. or Sixty M. "HELP WANTED." The harvest time is here in the field of Christian Endeavor work, and the laborers are few. If you want a good job with good pay see me next Sunday evening at 7 o'clock at" the Firct Christian Church. I have plenty of work for any and all who apply. Come early and get a good place. Christian Endeavor. Christian Church, Sundr.y evening, 7 o'clock. "SHORTY." Cleaning Cemetery. All parties interested In the Pleas ant Hill Cemetery will please meet at the cemetery on Tuesday, July 18. Bring dinner and tools to cut the weeds., Committee. Coupe $595 F. O. B. Detroit With Startmr and Dtmoantabl Rim THE Ford car is so simple in construction, so dependable in its action, so easy to operate and handle that almost anybody and everybody can safely drive it. The Ford Coupe, permanently enclosed with sliding glass windows, is cozy, and roomy modest and refineda car that you, your wife or daughter will be proud to own and drive. And of course it has all the Ford econ- omies of operation and maintenance. Call and look over the Ford Coupe. Reasonably prompt delivery can bo made if you order at once. R. H. RUST Authorized Ford Dealer Phone 40D Union City, Tenn.