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VOL. 32, NO. 26
Rev. Dr. Coi, Evangelist-Minister in
the Opening Sermon.
Revival services at the Baptlat
Church began last Sunday with pre
liminary work by the pastor, wu-ffrAe-ftMnn
and singers. On Monday
evening a very large audience as
sembled in the church to hear Dr.
Ben Cox, of Memphis. This sermon
discourse 01
my Gallavan, Massachusetts, called
Jack Dempsey(not the Congressman)
a big bum, and some members ex
pected trouble, but Jack did not hear
Jimmy's challenge any more than
he heard the call to arms during the
late war. Hence, it goes without say
ing that there would havo been a big
demand for ringside seats to-day if
Messrs. Oliver and Dempsey had giv
en some warning of their hostile in
The principals were not quite
evenly matched. Oliver is taller and
has a longer reach, but Dempsey is
a well set up gentleman who looks as
waa verv interesting, a
ocriptural analogy, logical reasoning, if he could take care of himself. The
striking and convincing application, row uegau uunng a quorum can.
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The text was "Paraiyzeu men
Healed" Mark 2.
From this we quote a syllabus of
the sermon as follows:
the Helpless, the
Healer, the Hindcrer and the Helper.
Th sinner is helpless. He needs
Mr. Dempsey, a Republican, chair
man of the the rivers and harbors
committee, went to the Democratic
side to confer with Mr. Oliver over
the allotment of time for speaking
on the rivers and harbors bill. Oliver
wanted ten minutes to discuss an
to be gotten in touch with the great amendment relating to the East Riv-
healer Jesus. The Saviour is the on- " ew iom. uempsey ioia mm
, th sinner. The old- he could have five minutes. Oliver
fashioned hymn directly says: 'None said it would not be enough and
v.. tc, ,n An th helnless sinner uempsey saia u woum nave to do
JUL U CQUCT V- w w - I
nv irood. Jesus himself, altho the enougn
nnA with nower. can save no wnereupon, Kepresentative Oliver
one excent a sinner. When the Sa- P"t one on the button of Represent
ainnpr meet, and not "ve Dempsoy's chin.
until then, salvation will result.
"The chief business of the Chris
tian is to get the sinner in touch with
the Saviour the Helpless in touch
with the great Healer. The men
jammed and packed in the little door
way were hinderers. Sad to say,
there are many hinderers now. We
may be hinderers by staying away
It was later
said that Mr. Oliver had used "the
palm of his hand," and had struck
Representative Dempsey twice. But
Mr. Dempsey doubts if anyone can
hit so hard with the palm of the
Discussing the incident, Oliver
Dempsey told me I had no interest
from church. We may be hmaerers in me macier unaer ai3cussion, ana
bv the way we conduct ourselves at accompanied his remarks with an ep
church. The pew is Just as respon- ithet. I did the only thing a gen-
Bible for the success or failure of the tleman could do under the circum-
sermon as is the pulpit. You no- stances.
where read where Jesus says: 'Take Representatives Rodger3, Kennedy
heed how you preach.' But you do ana Bowling separated the combat
find him saying: 'Take Heed There- ants. Bowling jumped over two seats
frvre How Ye Hear. We can hinder to reach them
or help by what we say .what we do
and where we go. Emerson used to
. ... j
say: wnat you are wuuub u iuuu
I cannot hear what you say.'
"Thank God for these four helpers
They were great men because they
were men of faith. The
thine about anybody is his faith.
Abraham was not a great man be
cause he had many cattle, much land
and was a sxeat Arab Sheik. The
biggest thing ever said about Abra
ham is said in three words: 'Abra
ham believed God.'
"These four helpers had an ear
nest, a practical, a persistent and an
inventive faith. They cared more
for the paralytic than for property.
When Memphis and Union City care
biggest YeIduig Power Does Not "Run Out"
As Is Often Supposed.
"The safest seed to sow is that
produced in the community regard
less of whether the crop was poor or
good," says J. C. McAmis, crop spe
cialist, Extension Service, University
of Tennessee. "Farmers in many
parts of the State are much dissatis
fied with yields of wheat from the
1922 crop," he 3tates. They are dis
appointed not only in the yields, but
in th nilfllitv nf tha PToln " lilroru
more for people than for property I ear that thig occur(j fam.
they will be wonderful
which to live."
places in
Oliver Almost "K. O.'S" Rep
Dempsey in House.
Washington, Sept. 16. The House
witnessed a real fistic encounter by
two of its memberc to-day when Rep
resentative Oliver. Alabama, in the
course of an argument over the riv
ers and harbors bill, unpacked a hay
maker and landed it squarely upon
the jaw of , Representative Dempsey,
New York.
Mr. Dempsey is not related to the
heavyweight champion, but he show
ed great staying qualities, or rather
in strict parliamentary language, he
proved himself a glutton for punish
ment. Oliver's wallop appeared to
rock him and make him a bit groggy
for the moment, but he refused to
take the count. Before he could let
loose his own terrific left, which his
backers say he possesses, peacemakers
rushed in and broke up the bout.
Whether a return engagement will
be fought rest3 with Tex. , RickarJ,
it is understood. If Mr. Rickard can
bring them to terms, they will be
matched for the light-heavyweight
championship of Congress some time
in the near future ' unless President
Harding refuses to sanction the go
Sporting members of Congress are
looking forward to the event with
great anticipation and betting prob
ably will be brisk.
It is not often that the House see3
a real scrap. Fighting language is
sometimes used ) and fisticuffs are
frequently threatened, but it is a rare
thing for one member actually to
take a good punch at a fellow mem
Not long ago Representative Jim-
ers are inclined to attribute it to
poor seed. They, therefore, hesi
tate to sow the seed produced in a
bad year for the following crop. In
many cases an effort is made to find
wheat outside the county or State
and often a change of variety is
sought. On the whole this is no
doubt a mistake.
There is always a danger of im
porting seed from a distance, partic
ularly if it is of an untried variety.
In the majority of cases the farmer
should search out the cleanest seed
that he can find and if necessary re
clean it and treat it for smut. In
case of damaged seed it should be
tested for germination and the rate
of seeding made accordingly.
Wheat does not cros3-fertilize as
does corn or rye,, and, therefore, the
type remains the same and the yield
ing power does not "run out" as is
often supposed. It is not intended
to hold that damaged seed is as good
for sowing as sound, plump seed, but
it is truo that home grown seed of
poor quality may greatly out-yield
an imported seed of high quality.
Fulcaster ia undoubtedly the most
consistent yielder in ' good seasons
and bad that is known in the S.ate
Stoner is practically the same thing.
In occasional seasons other varieties
out-yieia Fulcaster, but year in and
year out this is not the case, prob
ably because Fulcaster is more re
sistant than other varieties. It is al
ways a good th'ing for farmers to be
on the look out for varieties better
than those which they have. It is
the safest plan to try new varieties
on a small scale for a year or two,
using he old established varieties for
the main crop.
Large Attendance and Exceptionally
Fine Interest Manifested.
The regular session of the Obion
Presbytery convened at Bethlehem
church, three miles east of Newbern,
Tenn., on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 11
o'clock a.m. with Rev. George Mcll
wain as the retiring moderator, who
delivered a most earnest and praise
worthy address to a large audience,
after which Elder George Montgom
ery, of Hurricane congregation, was
elected moderator. On roll call only
a lew ministers were absent and a
very few congregations not repre
sented. The usual committees were
appointed and all went to work in
eamest. The call for young men to
join the presbytery was extended by
Rev. J. A. Mcllwain, and two young
men came forward, as follows: L. L.
Thomas and a young man by the
name of McElveen, whose home was
in Arkansas. L. L. Thomas is a son
of the Rev. J. H. Thomas, of Obion
Early next morning nearly all the
committees made their reports . and
at the 11 o'clock hour Rev. J. E.
Co urtney delivered one of the most
scriptural discourses on "An Internal
Call to the Gospel Ministry," that
it has been the pleasure of the gospel
ministry to listen to. Though ham
pered somewhat by being disabled
so that he had to sit in a chair to
preach, Rev. J. H. Thomas enter
tained the presbytery with the ablest
sermon the writer has heard in
long time. The very large audience
seemed to inspire him, and congrat
ulations were extended him by many
ministers, elders and members of the
congregation. While the writer has
attended many meetings of the Pres
bytery he does not believe that
ever before saw co royal a welcome
as the good people of Bethlehem gave
to all. Their hospitality seemed un
oounuea. uinner ana supper were
furnished on the grounds the first
day and dinner the second. Ten car
casses were barbecued for the first
day and nine for the second day, and
such well filled baskets as were rare
ly ever seen on such occasions;
fact everything vas done that would
in any way contribute to the hospi
tality and entertainment of the mem
bers of the Presbytery and the vis
itors. The singing was superb in ev
ery way. The music by the quartet
and the singing by the choir was par
excellent. The cordiality of the Deo
pie of that community was at its
height and all members of the pres
bytery and visitors were delighted
with the reception that was given
them. Union City was selected as
tho next meeting place.
Policy to Have Justices Selected from
All Parties.
The duty on knives is increased
many, many, per cent in the new
tariff bill, but thank heaven, we
dtn't need a knife. Memphis News-
Washington, Sept. 18. Tho time
draws near when is expected that
Associate Justice Day will resign
from the Supreme Court, creating
a vacancy in connection with which
the name of Senator John K. Shields
is being mentioned more prominently
than that of anj other. It is expected
also that before many months, Asso
ciate Justice Holmes will resign or
In view of the discussion of a Ten
nessean for the appointment, it is
recalled that four men from the Vol
unteer State have sat upon the Su
preme Court as Associate Justices.
The power to appoint a justice to
the Supreme Court under the con
stitution is lodged in the President
by and with the consent and advice
of the Senate which must confirm
the president's appointee. The pol
icy is clearly apparent in the con
stitution that it was the intention
to make this court nonpolitical and
nonpartisan in composition. It is
removed above the pale of influences
whatsoever and every safeguard has
been thrown around the court to
make its judges absolutely indepen
dent of all influence in the discharge
or tneir duties and functions. It is
the court of last resort and decides
the rights' of all the people.
It was the original policy under
the constitution, which has been
pursued down to this day, to have
a mixed court of the dominant po
litical parties of the country, and
this Is why the court, consisting of
nine justices, has not all been of the
same political faith. The various
Presidents making appointments
have acted freely and voluntarily
without advice, petitions, indorse
ments, or recommendations of appli
cants and have never considered a
selection on a purely political ground
but solely on the character, integri
ty, patriotism, qualifications and
ability of the justice selected. It is
a case of the office hunting the man
instead of the man hunting the office.
It has also been the policy to keep
the personnel of the court as near
on an equal basis in membership be
tween the dominant political parties
as possible, and this is why it has
frequently occurred that in appoint
ing justices a Republican President
hasjappcinted Democrats and a Dem
ocratic president appointed Republi
can judges. j
President George Washington in
appointing the first court pursued
this policy and selected Chief Justice
John Jay and his associates because
of their political qualifications and
he emphasized this not .only in let
ters he wrote to the appointees with
their commission but in private let
ters at the time the appointments
were made.
Since the organization of the court
there have been 7 chief justices and
associate justices appointed. Twenty-
four of them were Republicans, 24
Democrats, 8 Jefferson Republicans,
which were later known as Demo
crats, 15 Federalists and 2 Whigs.
It may thus be seen that taking the
politics of the various men appointed
as among Republicans, Democrats,
Federalists and Whigs, the dominant
parties of the respective periods in
the court have at all times been very
much equally divided and at no time
has the court been composed of all
members of the same political faith.
As demonstrated in the last few
days, the press of the country of all
political faiths has spoken of Senator
Shields as one who will meet all the
requirements for a justice of the
court. He is held in high esteem by
Senators on both sides of the cham
ber and is a member of the two great
committees of the Senate foreign
relations, which has had many dif-
cult and far-reaching international
questions to solve, and the judiciary
which is called upon to handle all
of the great constitutional questions
that come before the Senate.
Mayor Seriously Wounded in Per
formance of Duty.
Mayor Clarence Bogle, of Kenton,
was wounded last Saturday night by
Bob Comstock, a blacksmith at Ken
ton, who was arrested and confined
in jail.
It is stated that Comstock was out
on the streets of Kenton Saturday
night and the charge is that he was
disturbing the peace. Mayor Bogle
remonstrated with the blacksmith
and told him to go home. Where
upon Comstock, it is said, attacked
the Mayor with a knife.
Mayor Bogle was brought to Union
City, to Quails infirmary, and Drs.
Quails and Latimer found that he had
been stabbed in the left side at the
lower ribs, the knife striking the
ribs, which protected the lungs, and
thereby prevented a fatal wound.
The wounds were dressed and the
Mayor is doing fine this week.
Comstock's bond was fixed at ?2,
mendation to the teachers of Obion,
County and asked that said recom
mendation be printed in the papers
of Obion County, namely: "Whereas,
It appears that athletics has become
a leading factor in the schools of
Obion County and that basket ball is
extensively played by the boys and
girls of the county; and Whereas, It
appears to the Board that, if tho
costumes of the boys were made so
as the leg of the costume would meet
and overlap the leg of the sock, it
would not be an impediment . to the
alertness and skill in the activities
of the game and the modified cos
tume would, at least, be as becom
ing as the present one;
Therefore, the Board recommend
and suggest, to the teachers that the
above modification be made and
adopted in the costumes of the hoys
for playing basket ball.
Very truly,
To the Teachers of Obion County.
The Obion County Board of Edu
cation, at its regular meeting, Sept.
16, 1922, made the following recom-
The Jewish New Year 5C80 starts
at sundown Friday, September 22,
1922. In observance of this day tho
following local business establish
ments will be closed Saturday, Sep
tember 23, 1922: Brody Bros., M. A.
Kaufman, Hyman Shapiro, Shata
Bros, and Shatz & Byer. '
That Tennessee Jerseys are just
as good as any cows in America and
that they can be depended on to go
right on hanging up new records for
production is evidenced by the fact
that four new State records have
been announced within the past few
By producing 12,481 pounds of
milk and 733.26 pounds of butter
fat, Moon's Eminent Princess, a Jer
sey cow owned by Charles Pearson, of
Bedford County, becomes the new
Tennessee senior three-year-old
champion. She also qualified for
both Gold and Silver medals in view
of the fact that she produced over
700 pounds of butterfat and carried
her calf the required number of days.
For eleven consecutive months, Prin
cess appeared in the 50 pound class
and during the month of January she
produced 1,295 pounds of milk and
77.18 pounds of butterfat. She
started her record test at 3 years
and 10 months of age.
Sophie's Noble Chris, owned by
M. Haynes, of Rutherford County,
is the new junior three-year-old
hampion, she having produced 9,497
pounds of milk and 600.48 pounds of
butterfat on test. This cow had only
ordinary farm care, but even at that
she was a fifty pounder for five
months during the test.
The new senior two-year-old Cham
pion Jersey is Castor's Spot Cash,
owned by W. A. Griswold, of David
son County. 4 She produced 8,800
pounds of milk and 499.25 pounds of
butterfat, starting at 2 years and 7
months of age.
Duchess of Fairview 2d, owned by
M. B. Farris, Maury County, is the
junior two-year-old champion. She
started test at 2 years and 1 month
of age and in 359 days produced 7,
895 pounds of milk and 466.86
pounds of butterfat.
Cow testing pays a herd of tested
Cows pays because the owner finds
the "boarders" and sells them to the
The Ford Factories
Memphis, Tenn., September 19th, 1922.
Mr. R. H. Rust, Union City, Tenn.
Dear Sir: '
The entire Detroit factory closed down indefinitely Saturday, Sep
tember 16th, 1922, due to a shortage of coal, coupled with a shortage of
empty coal '"ars.
The shortage of coal forced the Tractor plants to close down several
weeks ago.
This condition finds the Memphis territory badly in need of cars.
Our report of September 10th shows that the dealers in the Memphis ter
ritory have actual bona fide orders on hand for immediate delivery for
thirty-three hundred and thirtj'-seven cars and trucks, with virtually
no cars on hand in the dealers' stocks or at the Memphis branch.
We believe that the buyers of our products are admirers of Mr. Ford
and in harmony with hi3 policy. We believe that when you explain why
Mr. Ford closed his plants and why you can not deliver cars right now
that ninety-five percent of your prospects will wait.
Mr. Ford did not shut down to gain any person: 1 advantage. The
present coal and rail strike situation affects every man, woman and child
in this country, and if Mr. Ford can focus the attention of the people
on the need for action and assist in relieving the situation we will all
We understand that - the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company
are rapidly lining up to handle coal from the Ford mine, and that as
soon as empty equipment Is available the chief reason for closing down
will have been overcome. We hope that the present shut down will not
last long, but whether it is for one week or one month, or longer, Mr.
Ford's lofty ideal in attempting to help the public generally should not
be lost sight of by the public in general. ' Mr. Ford is trying to fight a
big battle against long odds for the ultimate benefit of every man, wom
an and child in the United States.
We deemed it necessary that you be advised of this situation so
that you might be in position to advise the people in your territory of
the real reason why Mr. Ford did shut down his tremendous plants.
Yorrs very truly, . (
. Mo IRU:
Authorized Ford Dealer. Union City, Tenn.
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