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BED SPOT 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. Union City Commercial, established 1890 1 -,,. . . . . . . West Tennessee Courier, ettabllshed 1897 t Consolidated September 1, 1897 UNION CITY, TENN., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1922. VOL. 32, NO. 25 LIONS LUNCH THIS WEEK AT THE GEM large Number Make First Visit to New Dining Boom. The new building addition to the Gem Cafo on Firct street in Union City, opened on the first Monday in September, was the meeting place last Tuesday of the Lions Club. There was a large attendance of Lions on this occasion. It seems that it has been a custom of the Llong Club of Union City to show no fa voritism in its patronage, and there fore moves its headquarters for a pe- cover the balance of the distance by October 1. He has with him letters from the Mayors of every town thru which he has passed. He carries also a medal for winning a 440-mile walk and newspaper clippings from the papers on the route. He made eight trips across the ocean GOOD ROAD TO RIVES COMMITTEES AT WORK SUNDAY SCHOOL BALL SEASON ENDS Game Last Week Closed the Sunday School Series. Funds Baised by Subscription to be Added to Appropriattion. The County Court at its last ses sion made a conditional appropria tion for the benefit of the Union City-Rives road, to be used for levee riod of time from one place to anoth- and slip-scoop work. The amount er, usually where lunch is served. was $200 to be allowed nroviderl an Everybody seems to have a kind equal amount is raised by subscrln- word for the new Gem Cafe, for the tion for the enterprise. When this enteprise exhibited in the construe- hs a0ne the road ic to be eradl nut uon or the handsome new building, 0f the county funds, aua ior ine convenience, luxury ana Messrs. W. A. McNeill and Walter taste displayed in the dining room. Wairen were therefore assigned by It is said to be one of the finest to the people of Number Four to raise be found in any of the smaller cities, the subscription, and they have .It really Exceeds anything of tty about completed the job. It was kind hereabouts, in this part of the done in a couple of days and. that state, as far as we know, as a mod- shows how the people are Interested ern restaurant, and the accommoda- la good roads, lions are in keeping with the insti- with the Federal highway leading tutlon. I tn Trov now In tho nrnneao nf nn The Gem has already had an en- struction and this road to Rives in viable reputation for preparing an! embryo we are having line prospects acinus me vmi incaia. ims is now Mn Obion Countv for E-nod rnartn uoue m an attractive new aining Let the good work go on. Let us ivviu, wilu everymmg in wnite ana nave more county road work. We a model of neatness and cleanliness, have a small road tax. but the opti i.li a m .... .1 me xauies anu equipment or tne most mist is not the man always who approved design and style. Mr. and wants high taxes; it's the man who Mrs. K. C. Hamilton, the proprietors, are in charge personally, which is an additional feature of the Gem. On this occasion of tho Lions meet ing Dr. Turner, the president, re ferred to the handsome new quarters with congratulations both to the pro prietors and the Lions. Proceeding to business, the com mittee on financing the motor tour ists camp was asked to report, and asking to be discharged, another commitee was appointed to complete unfinished work as follows: Fenner Heathcock, Fred Dahnke, E. P. Wad- ueu- four days too late. America forced Mr. Howell Bransford made a re- the allies into making peace at tho port concerning the Rives road im- first opportunity instead of insisting provement of the highway parallel- upon finishing in Berlin. America ing the railroad. The matter was quit the day of the armistice, with- discussed by Messrs. Rust, Smith, out waiting to see the thine thru.' i - is willing to turn loose his own pri vate cash in addition to the tax for public improvements. INSULT TO U. S. DEAD, SAYS SENATOB BOBAH "Ungrateful, Self-Worshipful, Mer- cenary, Vindictive. BY WILLIAM E. BORAH, (United States Senator from Idaho. Washington, D. C, Sept. 10. Mr. Kipling say3: "America came into the war two year3, seven months and Oliver and others, and finally a mo tion by Mr. Oliver that a committee be appointed to confer with tho Rives committee with reference to the fact that the Lions' co-operation Ungrateful, self-worshipful, mer cenary, vindictive. It is the raw English, with all the official veneer and diplomatic ointment peeled off. I- this is tho view of the Englisji based on the proposition that the and Kipling has been called the voice road was to be made standard width J. C. Burdick, Jr., called up the proposition looking to the improve ment of the water and light plant. It seem3 that new enterprise is seek lug Investment here, and that the plant is now carrying a full load. Not more than five years ago the plant was enlarged, but we have grown up to the improvements and our busi ness calls for more. We understand that a new engine and a new dynamo are both needed, with probably addi tional pumping and other apparatus. A committee took the matter to ithe Board of Mavor and Aldermen ast Tuesday night. Mr. Howell Bransford took up for Hussion a tobacco warehouse in City, which was the topic of discussion to the effect that valuable to the farmerss of this coun ty and to Union City as an enterprise, A committee with H. 0. Vincent, H A. Bransford and O. L. Dal ton was appointed. . committee on water and light reporting to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen was as follows: J. A. Prie- to, Hugh Smith, W. C. Kelly, F. E Ranck. Concluding the meeting, Mr. Hen ry Oliver recalled the fact that it is the birthday of "Pep and Hope," and mat a birthday party is being planned for he next meeting, which is to be a special occasion ALL-BOUND ATHLETE AND EX-SERVICE MAN Hiker on His Way From Cincinnati to New Orleans Anthony R. Brocm, who is hiking from Cincihnati to Now Orieans, stopped for a few hours in Union City last Friday to shako his feathers and get a fresh start toward the city where the American Legion will ' gather for their National Convention. Mr. Broom has made a record of 350 miles in thirteen days and expects to of the English soul what a delight ful associate Great. Britain would make in a league, with five votes to our one. What a delightful, gener ous, political ally for life. "WAR BORN IN EUROPE. "Two years and seven months too late." Whose war was this in the beginning? It vas a war born of European policies and of the Euro pean system. The legitimate offspring of secret diplomacy, international dupHcity, insatiable imperialism, competitive armaments and commer clal Jealousy. Not a single one of the larger nations engaged was guiltless of the war. President Wilson once truly said I do not quote his language but express accurately his thought that the war had its roots deep down in things which we do not understand and with which we were not con cerned not until our own honor and our own rights were challenged or assailed had we any legal or moral right to ask our people to fight and die. But our rights were assailed, our honor was challenged and we w-nt in and, by going in, we saved Eng land and France Just as effectively as the brave lad saved his two fellow swimmers a few days ago from the waters of the Potomac, into which their ambitious folly had taken them too far. If the mother of these two boys had been a Kiplingite, she no doubt would have taunted the gal lant young fellow with the state ment that he came an hour too late. W. C. T. U. Convention Called. The game last week between' the Christians and the Methodists was a spirited contest tho there was some bad playing mixed with the good. It was nobody's game for some time, even almort to the end, but the final inning showed a score of 10 to 8 in favor of the Christians. Tho playing of the tie game therefore for the sea son championship gave it to the Christians. This form of sport has offered a great deal of pleasure and relaxation to the people of Un(on City. At tho same time We have often had some extra good ball playing, not as good as the bush league, but con sidering the comparative expense and the kind of ball spirit, it was in many respects much more acceptable to the people generally. Usually we have fairer games with local teams, and the auspices of the Sunday schools made this condition much more reliable. There Is with the bushers an enormous expense be sides the gambling that goes with it, which does not appeal toa large por tion of a small town. Therefore the Sunday games, we take it, as a whole, are much more popular and decidedly more practical. We have reason to refer, to the management of Mr. O'Sullivan in the conduct of the games Just closed. Ho has been very active and very anxious to have a good season of lo cal ball. His efforts have been en tirely successful. His knowledge of ball and its government has been very useful. It is therefore largely a matter of management and a credit to his efforts that the season has been so successful. The games next year will bo play ed on the leased .rounds which are now In use. Union City and Woodland Mills will have a series of three games on the local grounds before the season ends entirely. nom for Dr. W. W. Lytton, of Horn beak, with liabilities of about eight thousand dollars and practically no assets. Dr. Lytton is an old-time cit izen of Number Five and one of the finest men in the county. The finan cial conditions have been disastrous to many of our good citizens. CHFISTUN ENDEAVORERS SPECIAL UNION CITY OAY SENATOR SHIELDS FOR SUPREME COURT Washington, Sept. 6. Retirement of Associate Justice Day from the Su preme Court of the United States, as officially forecast by the White House, will probably mean tho nom ination of a Demociat in his place. Although there is no statute re- Occasion Bivals in Importance the luring the appointments to the Su premo Court to be evenly balanced District Meetings. Last Sunday was one of the big gest days in the history of the Union City C. P. Endeavorers. It was sur passed in importanqe only by the Dis trict C. E. Convention held in the Church in 1921. Why was it a big day? It was Evans and Jones Rally Day. Mr. Chas. F. Evans is Southern between the political parties, most Presidents have followed that cus tom. There are only two men on the supreme bench who are not Republi cans. They are Justice McReynolds, who, it is said, departed the Demo cratic ranks when Mr. Bryan was a candidate for President and who served in the Republican administra- Secret ary and Mr. Bei t G. Jones is j tion as a special counsel, and Justice C. E. LIVE WIEE SHOCKS. The County W. C. T. U. will meet at the Methodist Church In Union City. Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m. for an all day meeting. Box lunch will be served at noon and an address by State Vice President, Mrs. Grace W. Robins, of McKenzie, in the afternoon. An interesting program will pear in next week's paper. ap- Another of our active Endeavorers left us this week. Miss Allie V, fate nas accepted a' position i.a Blytheville, Ark., and left Saturday ror that place. We shall 'miss her work in our society. Quite a few Endeavorers met the train at noon Saturday to welcome Mr. Evans and Mr. Jone3 and Satur day night they were entertained at the home of Miss Imogene Jones. To begin the day right, the En deavorers from both societies gath ered in the park at 6:30 Sunday morning for sunrise prayer service led by Mr. Evans and Mr. Jones. Mr. Evans then held tho morning service at the Christian Church and Mr Jones the one at the C. P. Church. The district officers held an offi cers' .conference at the Christian Church at 1:30 Sunday afternoon, and following that was the Junior Rally, conducted by Mr. Evan3. One of the main things in the afternoon talks was the one concerning tb Knoxville convention, by Mr. Evans He told all about what the delegates would expect when they get there. Sunday evening .it 6:15 at the CP, Church the union C. E. meeting was hold, Mr. Evans also taking the lea in tnis. Mr. Jones vas suffering with his throat and could not tell us what he had to tell U3. Mr. Evans outlined the State goals and Dixie goals for the coming convention. Af ter this service we made our way to the Christian Church to the uniou meeting vith Rev. Cunningham do ing the preaching. The out-of-town Endeavorers at tending the meetings at the churches on Sunday were: D. W. Perry, of Mc Kenzie, the ,vlce president of the dis trict;. Mr. Clarke Williamson, of Newbem, the district president; the entire Junior Society of Dyer, Tenn.; -"-u, "i.ra, luuu. ; junaeavorers from the Beech and Bethlehem So cieties, and two more wnose names were not learned. Let us again tell you that we want to greet you at our meting" at the Christian Church next Sunday even ing at 6:30-. The subject is: "An Education." Come and learn some things about an education. Horn beak Failure. A v luntary petition in bankrupt cy was filed by Attorney E. H. Lan- Tcnnessee's new Field Secretary. In addition to these two distinguished visitors we had vith us Mr. Clark Williamnon, of Newbern, District President, and Mr. D. W. Perry, of McKenzie, District Vice President. cegmniug witn tne sunrise prayer meeting and continuing throughout the entire day, unusual interest was manifested in the services. The en tire C. P. Junior Society, with su perintendents, came up from Dyer on the morning train and went back on me aiternoon train, (julte a number of the Beech Juniors attend ed the Junior rally in the afternoon Other out-of-town visitors were the Bethlehem Seniors and a representa tive of the Rives society. The at tendance of the Junior, Intermediate and Senior societies of the C. P. and Christian churches in town was good. The sunrise prayer meeting in the park was conducted by Mr. Evans, and all those who attended sucn services conducted by him at State conventions know that it is well worth the effort of a little early ris ing. Mr. Jones attended Sunday schoo! at the C. P. Church and led the sing ing in a most Inspiring way. Hi? was formerly an evangelistic singer. His address at the eleven-o'clock hour could not fail to fill those who heard it with a greater love and re spect for Christian Endeavor and the principles for which it stands. Mr. Williamson called a meeting of the district officers at 1:30 to discuss plans for the Knoxville con vention. Northwest has already gone over the top in advance regis trations. Her goal was 55 and al ready bi registrations nave gone in and there are more coming. At 2:30 the Junior rally was held at the Christian Church, followed by a Junior workers' conference, which proved a source of inspiration to Ju niors and superintendents, too. At 6:30 a union C. E. meeting or rally was held at the C. P. Church. conducted by Mr. Evans, which meant as much to Senior and Inter mediate societies as the afternoon did to the Juniors. The field secretaries were very much pleased with the work being j none in wortnwest District and in Union City in particular. They con gratulated the local societies on their unique advertising methods and on their splendid knowledge of Chris tian Endeavor work. Mr. Evans says that Northwest District not only was the banner district at the State Con vention last year, but still is tha banner district. Northwest was the first to reach the advance registra tion goals and there are more honor churches in our district than in any other in Tennessee. His own district of Chattanooga is the only one sur passing ours on M. S. P. reports, and our secretary tells us that, as many more reports have come in to her this month than usual, she thinks it very probable that we've gone ahead of Chattanooga District this month un less they've made a big increase, too, Three cheers for Northwest! Brandeis, whose advent into the Democratic party really developed in the first Wilson campaign for tha presidency, as Mr. Brandeis had been known as a progressive Republican. The death of Chief Justice White, a Democrat, vas followewd by the appointment of Chief Justice Taft, Republican. Tho resignation of Jus tice Clark of Ohio, Democrat, has Just been followed by the appointment of former Senator Sutherland of Utah, a Republican. That's why it is mor ally certain that Mr. Harding will nominate a Democrat to fill at leas one of the two places hitherto filled by Democrats. The name of Senator Shields, Dem ocrat, of Tennessee, is being promi nently mentioned for the vacancy caused by the retirement of Justice Day. Mr. Shields was at one timo Chief Justice of the Supreme 'Court of Tennessee and is highly esteemed by President Harding. The President developed his admiration for Mr. Shields while in the Senate. He ob served that Mr. Shields risked the antagonism of many constituents by departing from the Wilson leadership because he sincerely differed from tho former President. Mr. Shields was one of 'he earliest- opponents of the League of Nations, and most always voted with tho Republican irrecon- cilables. It would be a curious turn of political tides if Mr. Shields, ar dent foe of the Wilrou League of Na tions, were to be appointed to fill the vacancy by the resignation of Justice Clark, one of whoso main reasons for leaving the bench is to be better able to espouse tha cause of the League of Nations. When packing for a week-end trip, a man unerringly picks out the shirts that have mibsing buttons. The bootlegger can't guarantee his wares, but he can pretend to be drunk: as an evidencce of good faith. THE UNIVERSAL CAR ft?' IT""" Bed Spot Paint Store. The Red Spot Paint Store has been greatly changed In appearance with additional new lines of stationery. kitchen wares and fancy goods, a fine display of various and divers sundry useful and ornamental articles, add ing wonderfully to the general ap pearance of this store which has been established in Union City only shdrt time, and whose business seems to meet w:tn nne success. Messrs. Woods and Russell have built up a good trade and their enterprise & praiseworthy. The salespeople In clude Miss -Mary Wayne Naylor and Mr. John Woods. Sedan $660 K O. B. Detroit With Starter and dmountabU Rims Genuine Common Sense Many Ford owners can afford to own and oper ate any car they may choose, but they prefer a Ford "because it is a Ford." For "because it is a Ford" means dependability, ease of operation, efficiency and it means sure, quick transportation. And "because it is a Ford" means good taste, pride of ownership and genuine Common Sense. The Ford Sedan, a closed car of distinction, beauty and convenience, is the ideal all year 'round car, for pleasure or business for the farm, town or city. It gives you all that any car can give at a much lower cost for operation and maintenance. Ford Cars of all types are in great demand, so place your order at once if you wish to avoid delay in delivery. B. H. BUST Authorized Ford Dealer. Phone 400 ' UNION CITY, TENN. Don't iss any of Them. Monday,"Is Matrimony a Failure?' Featuring Walter Hiers Tuesday and Wednesday, Harold Lloyd, the King of them all, in "A Sailor Made Man" Prices 10c and 20c. Added attractions: Sawing a Woman in Half Exposed Thursday The sweetest picture you ever saw i Thomas Meighan in 1 "Bachelor Daddy" also The St Louis Browns in action. JUMPS PUM3USE Educational. Instructive, Clean and Entertaining.