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ME COMMERCIAL
Marshall & Baird. Union City, Tenn.
Kutered at the post office. Union City. Tennes
ee, a second-class nwii matter.
FRIDAY, ANGUST 11, 1932.
GET-RICH-QUICK POLITICS
The American public plays politics
and the stock market is exactly the
satne way.
We go craxy as bulls and then go
broke as bears.
We buy on hope and sell on fear,
instead of trading cn knowledge and
frood judgment. We first go long
on Democrats and then go short on
Republicans without really knowing
anything about either, except what
the promoters set forth in their pros
pectuses. The speculator iu stocks or in pol
ities always loses in the end, because
he lacks knowledge and patience; be
cause lie trades on votes and tips, be
cause he is swayed by emotions in
stead of facts; because he believes
get-rich-quick prospectuses and plat
forms without investigation; and be
cause he is more impressed by big va
gue promises than by small solid pos
sibilities. The political sucker and the bucket
shop boob are r.n exact species.
The front of the Wallinjford. the
beautiful flow of language of the
demagogue convince the come-on. No
matter how often he is trimmed he
goes buck for more. The bait may
have to be varied, but the game re
mains the same. If the sucker has
been stung in political o:! be will bite
on political radio.
You can show one type of man a
thousand Russias and he will clamor
for a chance to buy more Communism
or crowd the counter to add to his
line of Socialism.
A theorist always fights hardest
in the face of facts disproving his
theories. You can show another type
of sucker the ledgers of the last war
with red ink on every page and a-
gainst every item. r.nd he will start
in to pyramid his holdings of fear and
hate, because the militarists tell him
that war v.il surely come back. He
is persuaded that Government Own
ership is a good buy, because though
our experiments in it have proved
dusters, Private OxTnership is bring
ing in gushers ia a nearby field.
The average voter has faith in the
political philosopher's stone, the ex
traction of gold from sea wc.ter and
perpetual motion. He is a firm be
liever in political crystal gazing.ouija
boards, table rappins and levitation.
He wants get-rich-iuick results, so he
accepts get-rich-quick politics re
gardless of facts, fundamental prin
ciples and human possibilities. He
knows nothing of what makes the
ticker tick and the machine run.
We need investment education in
politics, just as much a3 in finance.
We need thrift in legislation the
knowledge that a aound law is one
that promises six aad not sixty per
cent advantage to the voter. We need
to know that hundred per cent stocks
and politics are in the same class and
that the politician who promises too
much is keeping a bucket shop. Vot
ers never get one hundred per cent
out of politics. But the crooks do
when the voters invest their politi
cal capital with them.
The possible returns to the voter
from legislation are small, but they
are safe and steady. In addition,
honest and business-like men in poli
tics the kind of hard-headed men
with whom we like to keep our bank
accounts will cut a melon for the
voter periodically in the shape of
lower taxes. And every voter, in
one way or another, pays his full
share of all the taxes levied.
Many men and women declare they
have no interest ia politics. No one
ever says he has bo interest in the
size of his income. Dut the size of
every income is revised downward by
politics and politicians. Thousands
are answering a4vertisements pro
claiming that by spare time rtudy
anyone can fit himself for a better
paying job. A spare-time study of
politics will not only add to your iu
come but to your self-respect. As
the ads put it, "Yu can be your own
boss!" your owa political boss. A
few hours weekly the time spent in
a game of bridge or devoted to the
sporting page or t reading If Winter
Comes will put yu in posseesion of
the information that will enable you
to intelligently act in politics.
Zeal and good intentions are not
enough. They must be informed with
knowledge to enable you to get pos
session of the political machinery,
and with common sense if you are to
diagnose and defect get-rich-quick
legislation. You must learn to read
the political type if you are to be
anything but a sucker in politics.
Organization, votes of protest, un
horsing this senator and rebuking
first this party aad then that are all
futile unless they are based on educa
tion. And that education ia ridicu-I-rcs'y
es5y to get an! tv make effec
tive, compared to its social and eco
nomical value to the Individual. The
first thing it will teach you is how
little you can expect positively from
legislation and how much you can
save by businesslike administration.
Apart from the so-called police laws
which range from protection
against the burglar to protection a
gainst undesirable immigration the
effect of any legislation is largely
guesswork. Onje after another of
these laws backfires in operation and
burns the bystander. But there is no
guesswork about the beneficial re
sults of General Dawes' work, or of
the agreements to limit armaments,
or of the refusal of a township to au
thorize a bond Issue for an unneces
sary or too expensive public improve
ment. You can't afford to live be
yond your means in your public any
more than in your private expendi
tures. We" wish that the educational pro
cess could be even more extended. A
year in Soviet Russia, taking pot
luck with the comrades, for those ed
itors and writers who acclaim and
proclaim Communism, naiht clarify
their ideas. It would be a real pleas-
with a hundred simple questions a
bout the duties of executives, legls
lators and officials, the size of their
salaries and, in some ca3os, of their
graft, about why we are taxed and
how, about state and city bond is
sues, about this new tariff bill, this
ship-subsidy bill and this bonus bill.
Until the voter studies theso things
and understands them he will be on
the political sucker list. They are not
hard to find out, they arc worth un
derstanding, even if one's motive is
not to be a worthwhile citizen but
merely to keep an undue proportion
of one's income from being taken
through taxation for graft, waste and
extravagant public works. There
must be party organizations and par
ty loaders. Both Caesar and Cae
sar's wife may be bosses, but there is
no good reason why Mrs. Caesar's
husband 6hould not be above re
proach too.
Bucket shops have been blowing up
like a string of firecrackers. The los
ers have been howling to high heav-
fen, yet already many of them have
opened accounts with now bucket
shops or bought the latest novelty in
hundred rer cent stocks. But how
1 -, .v . ..! v.- iha
ure to see some of our senators ai- uu-' V4 lUB
tacking the problems of the rennsTl-hr apart to see what make it
vania RaiSroad as officials Kand to naTP u luv vu"ta
satisfy labor, shippers travelers and
stockholders. Those ariest advo
cates of temigratioa wios rrsJ5t
activities are eosfised. t bossSa
aliens, or explo.tiag them, or Tocirc
them, or wntiaeataiiiias cvw ittzz.
might modify their p-v.nt of riw if
they had to live and wajt far jS
lional characters on the tape that
spe'.S out the simple lesson: Don't
sjvvctate! Pick a stock with a good
rwrd investigate it. watch it, and
ihrs buy it for safety and a mall
scoi-iy return.
Tie t- holds good in politics: Ed-5K-.il,
investigate, organize and vote!
ijBijr a hir bend of Reform, a few
with them. It might give pause j. of legislation, and be-
to those officials who are so S.-yrasiy
proposing bond issues thtt are fax in
advance of the rJ neefis erf rmr cii
ies and states and what they can af
ford, if they htd t spend lie
rest of their lives meeting the jrc
lems thev are so carelessly cwiatitf:.
No doubt it would be a salutary ex
perience for us to work on our farm
during the haying and the harvest.
A short intensive course in the other
fellow's troubles, a practical com
piehension of his problems, would
teach us that they cannot be solved
by any get-rich-quick law, and go a
long way toward exploding our the-,
ories, dispersing our blocs, and retir-i
ing our demagogues to private life, j
Ed Howe has a comprehensive term
that he applies to all mussers, med
dlers and muddler: people whose
gieat hearts are always throbbing
over someDoay. wno are always
starting something at the other fel
low's expense passing around silly
subscription lists, lavuehing fool
movements, demanding extravagant
expenditures for unneo essary pub
lic improvements, trying to swing
the town by its tail and to lift the
world by its equator. Ed Howe
calls these people Public A'fairs Lun
atics, and the breed is increasing in
proportion as it is found that
there are publicity, loading-citizen
stuff and soft snap jobs in the game.
There is no remedy for these things
except education in the simple fun
damentals of politics and the com
mon sense that comes with a knowl
edge of what legislation cannot do
and of how much honest administra
tion can do; in learning to distrust
anything that looks too good and to
suspect anything that comes too easy;
and to reject any politician or party
that promises too uuch. People are
always saying "pass a law to stop
it," about conditions that legislation
cannot cure, and the demagogue will
pass a law to oblige. Nine times out
of ten pass a law means pass the
buck.
Mr. Edison has recently propound
ed a list of questions for the young
man seeking a job. When he has a
little more leisure we wish he would
propound a series of questions to be
answered by every man and woman
who wants to vote, with some special
queries for the dumb-bells who do
not.
He might begin by asking: On
what ground and for just what rea
sons are you a Republican? A Dem
ocrat? Exactly what are the basic
principles and policies of your party?
How are our national, state and
city party committees elected, organ
ized and financed? From whom do
the largest contributions come and
for what purpose ate they expended?
If the church, Y. M. C. A. and the
chamber of commerce make for a
"good town" to live in and so enlist
your personal and financial interest
why do you not organize and support
political clubs working actively and
continuously for good governement
for your good town? Do you appre
ciate how much of the influence of
cLurch, Y., and chamjr of com
merce is nullified by rotten politics
or even by inefficient officials?
Who nominates the candidates
for the primaries and how? If in
dependent voters do not like the par
ty organization's candidates what can
they do about it?
Are independence of thought and
independent action in politics sinful?
Mr. Edison ir.:M o on frcr.i there
V,r o ail t: jHfters, pinks and politi-
cura. sfiiMff or iajincere.whose pros
jionjxiiws sk to persuade you with
rs;!MOf08S t tie profits made by the
nrirlxl hoEisrs ct Bell Telephone,
Forfl SfM-rrs aid Standard Oil. A six
Ier rt livr is a safe law. A hundred
pes- snt prccii is one hundred per
rtt ttrkta aad hokum. Satur
day Et r.:re Post.
Boats Fatalities.
Support of the proposed $5,000,
6f f ,t'fp bonus raid has proved noth
irg less than political suicide during
the primaries which have been held
during the recent past in widely sep
arated parts of the country, and the
fact is a fiat indication that the
sentiment of the people of this coun
try generally is heartily against that
visionary scheme which is called a
bonus. (McKellar.) The bonus has
claimed its political victims in Kan
sas, Missouri, Texas, Virginia, North
Dakota and elsewhere. (McKellar.)
It has not only resulted in the de
feat of such tried and true campaign
ers as Senator MeCuniber of North
Dakota and Congressman Campbell
of Kansas, but it has caused the
failure of many new candidates who
might otherwise have had a fair
chance. (McKellar.)
Turning to the other side of the
argument, we find that more than
a few Senators who opposed the bo
nus have been renominated to serve
their sections again. (McKellar.) In
this list we find Senator Pepper of
Pennsylvania and Senator Swansea
of Virginia and Congressmen coming
from States as widely sundered aa
Florida and Oregon. (McKellar.) It
is a splendid thing to be able to be
lieve that not even the ex-service
men and their families are being foot
ed by the efforts of vote-hunting pol
iticians who are trying to oae the
bonus as bait, and they see the fact
that it would uselessly saddle a great
additional burden of taxation cn the
country. (McKellar.)
Without regard to party afaiia
tions and sectional prejudices, the
people of the United States arj regis
tering their disapproval of the bo
nus and of the politicians who sup
ported it. (McKellar. ? Nashville
Banner.
We wish to thank: our friends and
neighbors, especially Dr. Latimer and
Dr. Quails, and each and every one
of their employees, for their many
acts of kindness, for their loving sym
pathy and for the beautiful floral
tributes during the 3ad illness and
death of our dear husband and fath
er,. Mrs. J. A. Eacue, Mrs. Hubert
Vaught, Mr. Hubert Vaught, Mr. Bob
Escue, Mrs. Bob Escue.
Man Loses Hundreds ct Dollars
"I am sorry I did not hear of
Mayr's Wonderful Remedy a few
years ago, aa it would have saved me
several hundred dollars. Fire years
I suffered from indigestion and se
vere bloating, I grew worse all the
time. My doctor said an operation
would be all that could save me. I
took a course of Mayr'a Wonderful
Remedy instead and for the past
year have been entirely well." It is
a simple, harmless preparation that
removes the catarrhal mucus from
the intestinal tract and allays the in
flammation which causes practically
all stomach, liver and intestinal ail
ments, including appendicitis. One
.dose will convince or money re
funded. Sold by Oliver's Red Cross
Drug Store and druggists every
where. '
Discounting the "Discount"
in Advance
You don't have to be a shrewd bargainer to get the bottom price on
the new Goodyear Cross-Rib Tread Cord.
Instead of listing it at a high price, to enable the dealer to attract you
with a so-called "long discount," wc list it as low as we profitably can.
You can see from the figures below that Its advertised price is lower
than the1 net price you are asked to pay for many "long discount"
tires of unknown value.
We believe the average man would rather buy tires on this frank and
open basis, and assure himself a product of recognized worth.
The new Goodyear Cross-Rib Tread Cord is made of high-grade
long-staple cotton, and it embodies the patented Goodyear method
of group-ply construction.
In design, materials and manufacture it is a representative Goodyear
product, built to safeguard the world-wide Goodyear reputation.
It has a different tread from the famous All-Weather Tread Cord
n new tread with a deep, clean-cut, cog-like pattern and it sells for
substantially less.
Compare these price with NET prices you are asked to pay for "long discount" tires
30x3 Clincher $12.50 32x4 Straight Side. . $24.50 33 x4 Straight Side. . $32.15
30x3'i Straight Side.. 13.50 33x4 Straight Side. . 25.25 34 x 4 Straight Side . . 32.95
32 x3Ji Straight Side.. 19.25
31x4 Straisht Side. . 22.20
34x4 Straight Side.. 25.90 33x5 Straight Side. . 39.10
32x4 Straight Side.. 31.45 35x5 Straight Side. . 41.05
T'ust prices include manufacturer's excise lax
Goodyear Cross-Rib Tread Cord Tires are also made in 6, 7 and 8 inch sizes for trucks
FOR SALE BY
R. H. RUST, Ford Dealer.
Goodyear Tires and Tire Accessories
1 "Z'itU V.fWi'13i'-&
Sale Ends
Tomorrow!
Final
Wind-up!
Your Last Chance to Get the
Parker at $1 Below Standard Price
You Turn in an Old Pen or Pencil
11'
.Ttimnrnw tnis a sale that hi made fountain pen his
tory. Tamorrour for t& last time you can pick out any
plain, eha or gpl4 mounted Parker "Lucky Curve"
Pan ar $2.50 of n$r and turn in an old pen or pencil for
51.10 ttvmtri ch paschaae,
Ta ParW Pn Co, limited this tale to 7 days. When
more jjftrt ar,-!? rh fal will be over and the standard
pnrjwt w;lt asiia prevail here as elsewhere throughout
the Umrsi Srarm.
Cm Wik at th prices plainly printed on each price
hand ant set for youmff that your old pen or pencil is
it csA an $1-00 caah tomorrow toward any pen in
th sale.
'Lucky Curve"
f
Sale Terms Are :
1 41 fifi mllawmaiee tow your old fountain pen or
Mtai psnci toward the purchase of any
Parke Pea ia stock at $2.50 or better.
2 AH pern in thie sale are brand new ia first
elase condition.
3 FREE Signed Accident Policy goes with every
pea iasaring it for one year against breakage,
damage or wnsatirfactory service in any way I
May Not Last Till Clbslng Time
The remaining pens are fairly well assorted but only
a few a very few remain. The earlier you come the
more certain you an of obtaining exactly the point and
st)le you want.
Parker Pens rank high
est because of the leak-
frooj "Lucky Curve."
ountain pen makers
were baffled for years
by the "sweating" of
pens. Not till Geo. S.
Parker employed the
scientific principle of
capillary attraction by
inventing the "Lucky
Curve" was the prob
lem solved.
Filling Device
"Lucky Curve" is a
I'arker patent; do other
pen has it. No other is
a 2-way filler both a
Self-Filling and a Non
Self Filling Pen in one.
No other is "Safety
Sealed." Parker pens
are madewithieweier a
precision ana finish
there is nothing finer.
"PHONE 100.
OLIVER'S DRUG STORE
V. T h e .
UNION CITY, TENN.
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