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Saves the Surface Our Paper Is the Best BED SPOT PAINT & GLASS CO. BED SPOT Saves the Surface Our Paper Is the Best BED SPOT PAINT & GLASS CO. OMMERCIA Union City Commercial, established 1890 -..", - . ' ,., West Tennessee Courier, established 1897 I Consolidated September 1, 1897 UNION CITY, TENN., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1922. VOL. 32, NO. 24 COMMITTEE PLANS ( FOR FALL ELECTIONS County Democratic Executive Com mittee Getting Beady, for Business. Meeting, of the Democratic Execu tive Committee of Obion County was held last Monday the 4th inst., at the courthouse in Union City. T, ,C, Callicott, chairman, called the meeting to order, with Gordon ' B. Baird, secretary, and the follow ing members present: r. i,. i ft nnnii. .1. ij. l-mciee. w. j Erwin, T. B. Clement, C. G. Barker "Van Latimer, S. B. Finch, Lee Cham bers, Ed McAli3ter, J. J. Wells, G. B Baird, L. C. Brwder. First order of business was the or ganization of the county democracy for the Democratic, ticket in the No vember election,, and for this purpose it was proposed that a number of Democrats from each civil district be appointed to organize and carry on the work of the campaign. The mo tion was adopted and a complete list of such committees is as follows: No. 4 : Dr. E. H. White, W. A. Mc Neill, O. H. Clemmons, W. P. Shore Hardy Petty, H. A. Tune, Mrs. W. J Caldwell, Mrs. Floys Carter. No. 5 : P. D. Hornbeak, C. C. Mai shall, M. L. Williams, J. M. Gates, G, D. Summers, Mrs Frank Keeves, Mrs, Wick Leathers, Miss Lizzie Cashen, Miss Esther White. No. 6: B. P. Moffatt, J.W. Bennett, W. B. Anderson, C, P. Wilson, R. L. Andrews, G. R. McDade, Joe Mitch ell, David Reeves, J. L. Peery, J. J. Forrester, W. C. Curry, D. H. Bur nett, T. W. Cunningham, J. O. Ben nett, J. G. Cunningham, Mrs. J. 0, Bennett, Mrs. J. B. Maxwell, Mrs. Jess Moss, Mrs. W. B. Anderson, Mrs, J. W. Pressly, Miss Hattie Anderson, Miss Nannie McGowan. No. 7: Dr. Maddox, Mr. and Mrs. Burnie Jernigan, Mr. and Mrs. Will Parrish, Tom Coley, Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Penn, John Jackson, John Crockett, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Stovali, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Dickenson, Mr. and Mrs. Will Dickenson, Mr. and Mrs. John Stovali, Carmie Davis. No. 8: L. D. Tanner, Lon McNeely, Chas. Flowers, W. A. Midyett, Hei bert Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Wade, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Foster, Mrs. L. D. Tanner, Mrs. J. S. Hollo man. No. 9: Mr. and Mrs. R. E Cashdol lar, E E. Murray, Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Howell, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Call, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Freed, Mr. and Mm, W. J Simrell, Luther Johnson, Mr, and Mrs. H. M. Townsend, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Townsend, Sam Posey, G A. Erwin, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Flem ing, S. J. Call. No. 10: W.H. Latimer, Chas. Cald well, Ed Russell, Theo. Ferrell, Luke Latimer, Frank Caldwell, Clyde Mof fatt, Fate Maupin, Dr. and Mrs. Her Glover, Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Rone, L. S Rone, Mrs. Henry Latimer, Mrs. Ed Russell. No. 11: Mr. and Mrs. W. W, Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Holloman W. M. Davidson, Morrie Finch.. No. 12: Sam Shaw, Jim Hickman Walter Hutchison, R. B. Gauntlett Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Williams, Miss Lillian Shaw, J. D. Gore. C. N. Lannom, S. R. Bratton, R. A. Pierce, Joe Hopper, Fletcher Tate, R R. Rose, Mrs. W. H. Swiggart, Mrs Henry Head, Mrs. Will Edwards, Mrs. A. F. Tittsworth, Miss Nelle Mar shall, Miss Lorene Waddell, Mrs. J. S. Herring. N. 14: J. R. Graham, Alex Mitch ell, A. K. Well, J. E. Byrd, Joe Wood. No. 15: W. J. Nichols, A. Wilson, R. H. Beaird, A. M. Moultrie, Mrs Woody Cunningham, Mrs. L. G. Mof 'fat, Mrs. Jas. F. Darnall, Mrs. W. 3 Brown. No. 16: Will Robey, W. A Hutch- ens, R. A. Gossom, J. W. Norman, .iu. v, xcufici, upu , uuca, una, uaui a McClure, Mrs. R. V. Moss, Mrs. W. W. Morris, Mrs. N. L. Reeves. A general steering and publicity committee was appointed as follows: R. R. Rose, E. H. Marshall, R. H. Bond, J. B. Waddell, S. R. Bratton, G. B Baird, Lorene Waddell, Nelle Marshall. A finance committee was proposed, and it was decided that the members of the executive committee from the various civil districts be appointed and that they constitute euch com mittee with authority to appoint such others of their districts as are neces sary to raise a campaign fund. Tnis committee is instructea to communicate with the secretary and find out how miich is necessary for each of the districts and proceed at once to raise tne money, xnis runa is to defray tj6 expense of advertis ing and speakers and transportation when necessary. Just tho noceosary expense of conducting the campaign is all that is wanted, but that will have to be enough for the purposes named. The idea is to get ready to get the strength of the Democratic vote out to the polls, so as to preclude the possibility of another Republican Governor in Tennessee. Finance committee is as follows: Dist. No. 1, Jud Owens; 2, Andrew Burrus; 3, A. E. Caldwell: 4, T. C. Callicott; 5, L. H. Moultrie; 6, W.J Erwin; 7, T. B. Clement; 8, C. M. Montgomery; 9, C. G. Barker; 1U Van Latimer; 11, S. B. Finch; 12, Lee Chambers; 13, Ed McAlister; 14, J. J. Wells,; 15, G. B. Baird; 16, L. 0 Browder. , UNIONS ENJOINED FBOM ALL ACTS OF INTEBFEEENCE Chicago, Sept. 2. The govern ment to-day acted swiftly upon the heels of the injunction action yester day in which United State3 Attorney General Daugherty obtained a" tem porary injunction which, viewed broadly, virtually prohibited the rail road strike. Notice of the temporary enjoining order and the pending hearing Sept. 11, in Federal District Court here were served last night on John Scott, secretary-treasurer of the railway employees' department of the Ameri can Federation of Labor. B. M. Jewell, head of the railway employees' department and acknowl edged leader of the strike, could not be found by Deputy United States Marshal3, and the belief prevailed to day in the Federal building that Mr. Jewell was seeking to evade service. Five hundred subpoenas, or notices of the temporary order and hearing, are being printed. More than 250 ndividuals, officers and aids of tho ix shopmen's unions whose 400,000 members went on strike July 1, the railway employees department and 20 system federations throughout the country, were named. Some 5,500 Deputy United States Marshals throughout the country are ready o begin to receive the subpoe- as and serve them on local federa tion officers and other individual uion leaders named in the injunc tion suit. THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL SAID: In California alone more than $75,000,000 worth of fruit and pro duce already had been destroyed, bo cause of the failure of transportation systems to move the crops. In Somerset, Ky., 25,000 cars oi bituminous coal wore congested in the railroad yards. Fifty per cent of the engines ofj the nation's railroads has been rcu dored useless by lawless activities since the strike began, he said. What loss ha3 been can. not be es timated, but the transportation sys tems must be rebuilt. For that, the American people must pay. The department of Justice repre sents the American people, and while it was regretted that such broad ac tion was necessary, no other course remained for the government to pre serve the interests of more than 100, 000,0.00 citizens. There are many who believe, on account of the arrogance of certain officials of labor unions, that the unions themselves should be de stroyed. I do' not think they should, but I think they should be corrected and restrained. No labor leader or capitalistic lead er, nor organization or association cf any kind will be permitted by the government of the United States to laugh in the frozen faces of a fam ishing people, without prompt pros ecution and proper punishment. OPEN LETTER TO SEG. J. W. RUSSWURM Law Enforcement Legion Makes In quiry About Fair Features. The Law Enforcement Legion has addressed an open letter to J. W. Russwurm, secretary of the Tennes see State Fair Association, in which several questions are asked regard ing the operation on Sunday of some of the amusement features on the fair grounds. The communication is signed by Judge J. H. D. Stevens, the president, and J. O. Clark, the sec retary-treasurer, of the legion. The letter follows: "Mr. J. W. Russwurm, Secretary Tennessee State Fair Dear Sir: "We beg leave, as part of the Tennessee public which you officially represent, to lay before you the following ques tions for the purpose of a clear un derstanding and in the interest of our State Fair. We want it fully known that we desire the best of all State faira and that we are not responsible for the situation that has arisen about the new plans of management. "Question No. 1 Do you personal ly share in the gross 'receipts ot the swimming pool and other amuse ment features under the lease which has been made to the amusement company, either from the original lease or any subsequent assignment? "Question No. 2 When you say the State Fair will not be open on Sunday, do you mean to say there will be no admisssion charges what ever? "Question No. 3 When you sav there will be no gambling devices during the fair, do you mean that the Johnny Jones' have left off the many gambling devices or games of chance they had last year at the fair, or will they be situated just outside the fair grounds? "Question No. 4 When you say there will be no gambling or games of chance operated during, the fair, do you mean that the games of chance now being operated under concessions from the Cumberland Park Amusement Company, composed of yourself and others, and from which proceeds yourself and associ ates receive 65 per cent on the gros dollar and the State of Tennessee 10 per cent will not be operated? Please favor us and the interested public with a prompt and frank re ply." pany with one of the most prominent operators. The administrator agreed to see the national legislators, but ex cluded the operator from the royal presence. After a due presentation of the facts, the administrator is said to have stamped his fist with finality upon his desk as he gravely announced: "I will not permit profiteering in slack or any other grade of coal. I wil not permit a ton of this slack to be moved if it is sold in excess oi $2.50 a ton." Needless to say, when the cruel uecision or tne administrator was wired to the boys back home, there was a wild scramble to extinguish the fires in the slack pile and get the stuff aboard the cars. FIBST CAR WITH MOTOR ON RAILROAD IN SOUTH Out ot' History of Coal Prices. Road to Troy. The first work on the Jeff Davis highway from Union City to Troy. now under contract by tne State Highway Commission, was done this week, beginning at Troy where the road enters on the northeast side of the square, following the old road way entering Troy. Another crew will soon be at work at Turner Joy ner's on this end of the road and then another crew in the middle sec tor and between them it is expected the work of grading will be com pleted this year. The road will first be graded complete before any sur face work is done. , By R. T. SMALL. Washington, Sept. 4. Government price fixing of coal, as proposed in the legislation now on its way thru Congress, is looked upon with mixed feelings here in the capital. Govern ment prices, if precedent amounts t ) -anything, means high prices. And thereby hangs a tale. During the days of fuel administr tion conducted by Doctor Garfield thruout the late unpleasantness, it happened that some coal operators in Wyoming desired to move and sell a quantity of slack coal. In ordinary times, the operators were glad to dis pose of this virtually waste product at the rate of 25 cents a ton. They admit now that on account of the war they were tempted to raise the price and did so. They charged 50 cents a ton for the coal and had plenty of buyers. It was reported Hhat some operators charged as high as 75 cents a ton. Eventually word filtered into the coal administration here in Washing ton that the operators of Wyoming were profiteering in slack. The ad ministration was shocked and decided at once to put a stop to the practice, Word was sent forth immediately that no more freight cars would be available for the movement of slack at profiteer prices. COAL BEGINS TO BURN. .It is a peculiarity of slack that when piled and allowed ,to stand spontaneous combustion takes place and a serious fire results. The oper ators were much put out by the order shutting off the cars. Their coal piles began to burn. They telegraph ined to their representatives in Con gress, telling them that useful fuel was going up in smoke, and if allow ed to move the coal, they could real ize from 60 to 75 cents per ton on it, thus preventing a serious economic loss. .. , ' ' The appeal from the operators stirred the Wyoming delegation in Washington into action. They called upon the fuel administration in com-i Combination Coach Runs Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 2. The motor-driven railroad car made its first appearance on a Dixie railroad when operation of gasoline-propelled combination passenger and baggage trains was inaugurated on the Ten nessee, Alabama & Georgia Railroad. The cars will be operated on schedule and will displace steam-propelled trains now used on the road. The motor-driven car is similar in appearance to the Pullman car. It is of s'eel construction throughout, weighs 27,000 pounds and has ac commodations for 40 passengers. Liko an automobile, the car is operated with gear shifts, but has six speeds forward instead of three as on an automobile, and its four-cylinder en gine, it is estimated, is capable of developing 68 horsepower. The car is equipped with airbrakes and all other standard appliances on the modern steam coach. It is capable of making 50 miles an hour and will average five to six miles per gallon of gasoline. Bom of the genius of E. H. Harri- man and the inventive ingenuity of William Riley McKeen, the motor- driven railroad car came into exis tence as a potential transportation factor on March 28, 1905. Mr. Har riman suggested the possibilities of the gasoline coach in 1903, and Mr. McKeen, who also built the first steel freight and passenger cars, immedi ately began work on his model. Mr. McKeen then was superintendent of motive power and machinery for the Union Pacific system, but upon com pletion of his invention he was placed at the head of a million dollar cor poration and the gasoline cars were constructed in large numbers as their value became apparent. In March, 1920, the McKeen Company was pur chased by the Union Pacific. The cars, greatly improved during the .17 years in which they have been used, are filling an important place on tho small branch lines of the Union Pacfic system. J THEJUNIVERSAqCAft en, or Sixty tv. i e. Coupe $595 F.(XB.Detroa With Starltr and DimoaniabI Rimt 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 refined a 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 be made if you order at once. R. H. RUST Authorized Ford Dealer. Phone 400. UNION CITY, ' TENN. Pastor One Church for Seventy Years. Whiteville, Tenn., Sept. 2. On Tuesday afternoon, the citizenship of the hospitable town of Whiteville turned out en masne to its grand old father in Israel, tho Rev. W. M. Nor-- nient, in commemoration of his ap proaching 93rd birihday. The people of Whiteville with that magnanimous spirit that belougs 'only to the cultured and Christian people," call Rev. Norment "father," and hold him in everlasting venera- ion, inasmuch as for 93 years he has lived with them and their fath ers, having for threo scoro years and ten united in holy wedlock their sons and daughters, buried their dead, and served as pastor of the Cumber land Presbyterian Church communi ty. At 4:00 p.m., throngs of people of Whiteville, from Mercer, Bolivar and other places began arriving, while up and down the read from Memrhis and Nashville, came representatives of churches and other organizations, with here .and there comrades of oth er days. The Rev. D. W. Fook, of Nash ville, State clerk and traveling sec retary of the Cumberland Pres byterian Church, rrcsided as master of ceremonies in a happy end grace ful manner, E&ying in part that the object of the gathering was not, to bestcw material gifts ou our dis tinguished brother, rather to show him and the world about us the beautiful pnd loving esteem in which bo is held by all who know him and that in point of continuous service he hold3 the world's record. The Best None Too Good For Union City. We bare boohed now enouaj pictures to supply our Ojeatrc till September , 1923. practically all of tfye world's greatest and latest productions we fyace already arranged to sljoa? for our friends and patrons. 0?is is your Ojeatre. IPe are striding to make Union City the best sljom tonm in tlje Soutfy. From the crowds we have been having of late, and the long waiting lines in front of our Theatre on several big pictures, we feel that we are well on our way. JIMMIE S PLAYHOUSE THE PRIDE OF UNION CITV NOTICE TO FARMERS We have our gin ready to run and will pay the best market prices for seed cotton, or gin your cotton at customer's price. We pay the best market price for Seed. Union City Gin Company R. B. SILER, Manager Phone Harpole-Walker Furniture v Company FUNERAL DIRECTORS WHITESELL HARPOLE J. L. RANSOM, JR. 354 AND 216-3 RINGS OFFICE PHONE 99 432 AND 32 UNION' CITY, TENN.