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Onion City Commercial. established 1890 1 r.1;j, c , , lfiQ-
Went Tennessee Courier, established 1897 1 Consolidated September 1. 1897
vL. 32, NO. 19
retch from Union City to Troy Wi11
Be of Concrete.
Hugh Smith, chairman of Obion
ounty Highway Commission, H.
Forcum1 and Hon. S. R. Bratton, the
committee appointed by the Obion
County Court to act for the county in
accepting or rejecting bids on the
link of the Jefferson Davis Highway
through Obion County, reported that
contract had been let for a solid con
crete road from Union City to Troy,
a distance of about 9 miles.
The contract was awarded to Y.
Y. Phillips, of Martin, Tenn., at a
bid of $284,547.84 for the road. Con
tract for bridge construction on this
road was awarded to Ragsdale of,
Memphis, his bid being $26,458.80
Mr. Smith reports that he was in
formed by Federal and State engi
necrs that this bid for a solid con
crete road was the lowest bid of th
kind in the history of the State,
This road is a link in th
Jeffersson Davis Highway and al
so In , the Memphis to Bristol
Highway. The concrete road will be
19 feet wide, finished, and the con
tract stipulates that it must be com
pleted by December, 1923.
Annual Institute at Station Farm Has
Large Attendance.
The West Tennecsee farmers Instl
tute which .met at the Experiment
Station at Jackson July 25-27, was
pronounced by hundreds of farmers
In attendance as the best farm meet
ing that has ever been held in the
The various sessions of the meet
ing were characterized by a strong
sentiment for a safe and sane system
of farming which includes the grow
ing of ample feed ctuff for the fam
ily and livestock on every farm. The
invasion of the boll weevil was dis
cussed and as one solution, speakers
and farmers urred that the cow, the
sow and the hen should be included
on every cotton farm. Since livestock
Is recognized as the cheapest method
for building up and maintaining soil
fertility and in view of hc fact that
there'are brighter prospects for prof
itable prices ahead farmers were
urged to raise more livestock and to
use purebred sires at the head of
the herds and flocks. The great need
of enriching the soil by the use
of manure, fertilizers, lime, and the
growing of legumes, the value of
which was demonstrated to the farm
ers by the Inspection trips over the
station farm was pointed out. An
other keynote of the institute was
that since production is only half the
job that farmers of the section adopt
the policy of marketing their prod
ucts just-as scientifically as they pro
duce them, and in this connection
they, urge co-operation among the
farmers In marketing their various
crops. In the resolution adopted by
the farmers attention was called to
the value of the county and home
demonstration agents and those
counties not having them were urged
to employ same.
mayor of Arkansas City and was act
ive in the public affairs of his coun
ty. He was rounding out, his second
term as Sheriff of Desha County and
was a candidate for re-election in the
August primaries.
Mr. Lacy was twice married, his
first wife being Miss Bettie Belser, of
Monticello, Ark. She died several
years ago, leaving two children, Mrs.
Robert Culpepper, of Pine Bluff, and
Lawrence Lacy, of Arkansas City..
His second wife, was Miss Ethel Rich
ards, of Union City, Tenn., who sur
vives him. There are two sons by the
second marriage, Guy and Jessa La
cy, both of whom live in Arkansas
The deceased' was a brother of
Charles A. Lacy, member of the cot
ton firm of Lacy Brothers ii Kim
ball Company, of this city. Another
brother, Jesse G. Lacy, a member of
the local cotton firm, dlod in 1911.
Memphis Commercial Appeal.
Mr. M. M. Ferguson, of Woodland
Mills, was a visitor here last Tuesday-
and told us of the trouble Mr.
T. M. Flack had with his teams. Four
wagon teams left Woodland Monday
on their way to Hickman to get some
lumber. A short t'me after sta'rting
the hindmost team took fright and
started, running right into the next
wagon, actually mounting the wagon
frame, one of the mules breaking a
leg. E. H. Dow ell, the driver of this
wagon, was knocked off and stunned
but not seriously injured. Two more
of the teams started in a general
stampede and one horse was badly
bruised. No other damage was done.
The trip was continued with three
It is a little remarkable that the
results were not more serious. It
was a dangerous looking affair.
Mr. Garret in Union City.
Hon Finis J. Garrett was here last
week speaking in his own behalf as
a Democratic candidate for Congress.
Mr. Garrett was r.ccompanied by the
Dresden band and the editor of the
Dresden Enterprise, Mr. Holbrook. A
very large audience greeted Mr. Gar
rett at Reynolds Theatre, where he
spoke. Mr. Garrett has always had
very strong following in Obion
County and his reception hero seem
ed to verify the fact. It is hardly
necessary now o mention the line of
discussion since the election is over,
but; the speech was in every way a
characteristic one, full of sensible
and thoughtful views calmly and dis
passionately expressed.
Desha County Sheriff Drops Dead in
Arkansas City.
Sheriff George R. Lacy, for 30-odd
years a prominent citizen of Desha
County, Ark., dropped dead in his
home in Arkansas City early last
night. Advices received by local rel
atives last night were to the effect
that death was due to an acute at
tack of the heart. ,
Mr. Lacy visited the steamer Kate
Adams, docked at the Arkansas City
wharf, at 7:30 o'clock and returned
to his home. The attack came Imme
diately after he reached his residence
and he expired within a few minutes.
Sheriff Lacy was 61 years of age
and had lived in Arkansas City since
bis early manhood. He was born and
reared In St. Mary's Parish, La., the
son of a sugar planter, and moved to
Arkansas City soon after the death
of his father.
For a number of years Mr. Lacy
was a grading contractor and built
some of the levees on the Mississippi
River below Helena and near Coving
ton, Tenn.
: Mr. Lacy served several terms as
Ordinances Confirmed.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen
met last Tuesday night, the principal
business of the meeting being to hear
objections to the present plans of
street building, ' embraced in ordi
nances Nos. 12, 13, 14. Quite a num
ber of citizens were present, but only
one man seemed to have any objec
tions of a positive nature.
The ordinances were confirmed
unanimously. The plan3 are in brief
that all the streets included are to
be treated with the penetration sys
tem. That is, hey arc to be treated
with oil which i3 to be a part of the
general street construction. In No.
12 are included Main, Third, Wash-
ngton; No. 13 including Cheatham,
College, Grove, Church, Washington,
Harrison, Lee, Florida, Mill, Ex
change, Fifth, Third, Second, First,
Depot, Bank, Division, Ury, Home,
Main; No. 14 including Second,
Home, Lilac, Mathews, High, Fourth.
These are streets specified' for con
struction, all or part of same as set
forth in the ordinances.
Administration Bill May Not Go
Through at the Present Session.
Washington, July 31.--Whether
the administration tariff bill will be
enacted before the November elec
tions again has become the sub
ject of private discussion. There 13
a more or less general belief in the
Senate that the measure cannot be
brought to a final vote there before
Sept. 15, and there are those who be
lieve the ironing out of differences
between the Senate and the House in
conference will be so slow that it
cannot be completed before Congress
goes home for the fall campaign.
Some Democratic leaders express
the belief that the House will balk
at some of what the minority have
Insisted are high duties. These lead
ers think that when the measure goes
to conference the House will reserve
the right of separate vote on a num
ber of questions.
The move from the Democratic side
Saturday for an investigation of
charges that some Senators are 11 nan
cially interested in the wool and
other duties voted Into the bill may
operate to delay Senate action. The
Democrats say they will press their
resolution for an inquiry, and further
heated discussion on the floor appears
in prospect.
While the fight over the wool
schedule is about over, other commit
tee amendments will cause sharp controversies.
The promised disagreement be
tween the House and Senate over
American valuation is not expected
to materialize, Senate leaders holding
that the House will yield on this
question in view of the flexible tariff
provisions written Into the bill by
Senate Committee In accord with the
recommendations of President Hard
Aside from this question, however,
there will be more than 2,000 items
in dispute between the house and
As the fight over rates goes for
ward in the Senate, sentiment in
favor of a "scientific tariff" to be
built around recommendations of the
tariff commission apparently con
tinues to increase.
fers Is instruction in making differ
ent kinds of beds, importance of
proper ventilation in the room, tak
ing of temperature and respiration.
The use of ordinary utensils and
equipment found in the home. In
struction in the care of communica
ble diseases, and how to check the
spread of thesame. The course pre
pares' you to serve as voluntary
workers in case of disasters or epi
demics and fits you to live a more
useful life.
Residence Improvements.
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. F.
E. Quinn, Palmer street, has been re
modeled and improved, with both
outside and inside work. The hand
some new front porch, roofing and
windows have changed the appear
ance of the home entirely.
-Sheriff Asked
Charge No Protection-
to Quit.
Jackson, Tenn., July 29. Master
Mechanic L. Grimes, of the local Illi
nois Central Railroad shops, received
orders to-day from General Superin
tendent Bell, of the motive power de
partment with headquarters in Chi
cago to move all the belt drive ma
chinery from the local shops to Ha
leyvllle, Ala. This constitutes about
30 per cent of the shops. Mr. Grimes
stated that the I. C. was getting tired
of what he called insufficient pro
tection being offered its employees
Last Wednesday 26 track laborers
were taken from a train at Malesus,
south of Jackson, beaten and. scat
tered. No arrests have been made
in this case.
A large number of Jackson citi
zens met this afternoon and pledged
Master Mechanic Grimes full support
in protecting his employees.
The Jackson Sun asks editorially
for the resignation of Sheriff R. A.
Another Woman Also Being Urged
for Appointment.
Little Rock, Ark., July 30. Desha
County will soon have the first
woman sheriff in Arkansas, to suc
ceed the late Sheriff George Lacy,
who died Friday. By far the bulk
of the recommendations reaching
Gov. T. C. McRae, who will appoint a
sheriff to serve until next January,
favor the appointment of Mrs. Lacy,
Baptist Sunday School.
Why do folks fail?
Somebody helps them.
Why do folks sudceed?
Because somebody always
them, and don't you forget it.
Help yourself, just a little, and lots
of friends help you. Give up, "lay
down" on the Job the buzzards get
Don't GIVE UP.
Make a desperate struggle and go
to Sunday cshool.
If you don't believe folks wan't to
help, find the AGOGA class. Enter
their portals; note the suppressed
eagerness with which these pink
cheeked young men murmur fond wel
come and extend you the glad hand
It will be good for, besides it will
help you.
Agoga class, 9:30 a.m.
Health League.
Miss M. Nesbit, Director Public
Health Nursing, State Board of
Health, Nashville, Tenn., met with
the nursing committee of the Health
League on Tuesday, July, 25, at the
rooms of the American Legion, which
is also the Union City Health Center.
Miss Nesbit was very much pleased
with the work done by the League,
and hopes' that every one will take
advantages of the Well .Baby Clinica
which are open for colored babies on
Wednesdays, 4 to 5, and for white
babies on Thursdays, 4 to 5. Bring
your babies to be weighed and meas
ured on these days, also all boys and
girls up to school age.
Miss Nesbit also spoke at the Lions
Club about the work and of the need
of the co-operation of the community j
with the Health League to bring
about better conditions in the way
of helping to prevent communicable
diseases, of the keeping of well peo
ple well, and of better birth registra
tion. A class in Home Hygiene and care
of the sick in the home has been or
ganized by the Public Health Nurse.
It is made up of 25 young women
(colored) and will meet in the col
ored school building Tuesdays and
Fridays, 4 to 6, for six weeks, and at
the end of that time a certificate
will be given by the American Red
Cross to those meeting the require
ments. The Public Health Nurse
hopes that this is only the beginning
of other classes.
What the Home Hygiene and Care
of the Sick in the Home course of-
Mosquito Campaign.
Union City has appropriated funds,
both 1921 and 1922, for getting rid
of malaria (chil,l3 i.nd fever) by the
destruction of the kind of mosquitoes
(anopheles) that carry malaria from
one person to another. This work,
chiefly drainage and oiling, is being
successfully carried out under the di
rect supervision of Mr. Rawls, with
the assistance of the State Board of
Health and the U. S. Public Health
To rid Union City of other kinds
of mosquitoes, those that bite and
"pester," each householder must see
that no water stands about the house
or premises for more than a week.
These pestiverous mosquitoes lay
their eggs in barrels, roof gutters,
tubs, in fact, anything about the
house, yard or lot holding water.
From the eggs develop the wiggle-
tails and from these the mosquitoes
Remember the city is doing work
which last year caused a big reduc
tion in the amount of malaria and
will cause a further reduction this
It is up to each householder to
prevent the other mosquitoes from
breeding about the homes.
If you are bothered by mosquitoes,
tell Mr. Rawls about it; but first
spend a little time in your back yard;
you may find' them breeding there.
Flowers are all right for the front
yard; mosquitoes are all wrong for
the back yard.
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All Cheap Skates.
A scientist tells us that the av
erage human body contains materials
(phosphorous, sulphur, magnesium,
hydrogen, oxygen, etc.) totaling, in
value, about 98 cents. The human
body, in short, from a physical
or ratner, chemical standpoint, is
worth less than a dollar.
Yet th.ere are conceited people!
And while we're on the subject of
the 98-cent body, may we not philos
ophize a bit?
In the light of this new disclosure,
why worry about death?
Death destroys only the body.
So if you die, you'e only 98 cent3
short. That's all it amounts to.
With these facts in mind, it seems
foolish to spend money for physical
repairs, does it not? For dentist's
and doctor's bills, we'll say.
Think how silly it is to have a
thirty dollar-gold filling fastened to
a 98-cent piece of machinery.
Like gold bumpers on a flivver!
Nashville Tennessean. '
Six Cylinders Supply Fifty H. P.
Jewett Speed and Pickup.
The full fifty horsepower of the Jewett Motor is furnished to
the rear wheels without undue strain or effort. Its heavy.drop
forged crankshaft with bearings more than two inches in diam
eter, by its very size, reduces to insignificance the torsional or
twisting vibration immediately evident in lighter constructions.
Pressure oiling to main bearings reduces friction.
Over 400,000 owners. What will your car be worth a year
from tday? Do'dge Bros, announce a Business Coupe at
lower price. v .
Goodrich and Kelley Springfield Tires.
Richard Semones, Manager, Union City.
"Beyond the Rocks"
Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson
TWO DAYS Tuty! August 7th and 8th.
Prices 10c and 20c.
FREE Star Photograph of Rudolph Valentino to the first
500 ladies. Warning: Come early for seat
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