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The Commercial. Union City, Term
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1922. LIONS AND CITIZENS ENTERTAIN OFFICERS OF " BROWN SHOE GO, lions" lunch .at; IToon and Citizens at .Courthouse. A field day for the general wind ing up of the shoe factory campaign and signing of the contract was held in Union City Wednesday first at noon at the Lions luncheon and at the courthouse Wednesday evening with a packed house. Beginning we quote the principal facts relating to the -new enterprise in which the people of Union City are so much interested and will no doubt be glad to learn. First the contract between the Brown Shoe Co. and the peo ple of Union CUy has been signed and the branch factory will be lo cated here. Next, the factory build ings will be located on the Whipple Elam lot on North First fctreet, bet ter known as the old baseball park. Next, work will begin at once as soon as the first installment f build ing material has been ordered in. Next, we are assured by the Brown Shoo Company that the buildings will be completed in three months and the machinery installed in one more' mouth. The summing up of the situation is that in six months the factory will be in operation and in less than twelve months thefactorv will be going in full blast with full complement of operators and capaci ty output of shoes in the Union City factory. With one or two corrections about the personnel which appears on the first page, we proceed with the meet ing. Mr. E. R. McCarthy is vice president and not president of the Brown Shoe Co. Mr. Geo. Coslow is one of the executives but not vice president. These errors came out of the first reports in the paper. The other members of the party here Wednesday were: Messrs. Al Herron, Al. Aergerter, II. L. Tomes and Thos. J. Manahan. At the Lions lunch there was an exceptionally large attendance of the business men of Union City, with the representatives of the Brown Sho-3 Co. as guests of the club. Dr. W. M. Turner, president of the Lions Club, introduced the mem bers of the Brown Shoe Co. party in a very complimentary manner. They were also welcomed by Messrs. R. H. Rust and H. M. Oliver in behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, and then the club had the pleasure of listen ing to these gentlemen concerning the work of the Brown Shoe Com pany and the work in contemplation to be established in Union iCty. Mr. Geo. Coslow, who has been in close touch with the movement was very partial to Union City from the start. lie was impressed with the idea that Union City people would put over a successful campaign for $100,000. He was introduced during the evening hour by Mr. Rust, who referred to him as a ladies' man, and Mr. Coslow admitted the soft im peachment, stating that he had been informed that ho had been elected to an honorary membership of one of Union City's leading ladies' clubs Anyway Mr. Coslow was very gener ous in his praise to Mr. Rust, Mr. Oliver and the members of the cam paign organization, which made pos sible the raising of $100,000 in a smaller town and in a shorter time than had ever been done before for the Brown Shoe Company. Mr. Cos low spoke of the fact that the em ployees of the Brown Slice Co. had on deposit with the company $273, 000 in savings, which is being car ried at the rate of i per cent, com pounded semi-annually. Mr. H. L. Tomes, one of the execu tives of the company, made a fine talk about the work of the branch factory. He was one of the party here three years ago with Mr. Mc Carthy and left on a hand car for Gibbs. (We must have the Gibbs road paved.) Mr. H. W. Herron, chief engineer, spoke of the fact that the outlook was exceedingly favorable. He said that the combined factories and warehouses of the company embraced 30 acres of floor cpace, two factories making in the la-st 6 months 600,000 pair3 of shoes, the baby factory 7000 pairs in one month. The Union Cit; factory will be completed in four months. Mr. Al Aergerter, architect, said that his people had been connected with the Brown Shoe Co. twenty-six years and we would have the best buildings possible, better than those already in use, with modern safe, sanitary and clean quarters and lat est devices, which are now a part of the regulations of some of the state laws. T. J. Manahan, superintendent of construction, said that he had been with the Brown Shoe Co. seven years and they would do everything agreed to that they had never yet fallen down and would have the buildings done on time. Mr. E. R. McCarthy, the vice pres ident, a very fine christian gentle man, and a man of education and balanced ideas, ackowledged a thrill when he was told that Union City, the smallest town in the Brown Shoe Co. territory, had put over a cam paign for $100,000 in less time than any of the other towns where the branch factories are located. He said the combined plants use 50 miles of shoe laces daily and 3,000,000 yards of thread. If the heels were piled one on top of another the col umn would be a mile and a half high. The hides and skinc of 1200 animals are used daily with 15 tons of scraps after the day's work. . The new factory is needed especially to assist in filling future orders which are now on file for three months pro duction and the sale of over 6000 pairs a day. Mayor Woosley made an address, saying that Union City is fortunate in getting a plant which will spend approximately a million dollars a year in wages in Union City and in three years pay out here as much as the total assessed vai nation of real and personal property in Union City. At the close of the night meeting the contract was signed in duplicate between the Chamber of Commerce of Union City and the officers of the Brown Shoe Co., Mr. Rust presenting one of the copies to the Brown Shoe Co., saying that he presented them the contract with a "gold bond of $3,000,000 from the people of Union City." The members of the Brown Shoe Co. party were elected honorary members of the Lions Club. Home Guard. Mr. Hunter Whitesell, assisted by Mr. Duward Wheeler, of Nashville, gave a barbecue last Tuesday night in the American Legion Hall for the candidates who are to become mem bers of the Home Guard, N. G. S. T. Quite a large company of young men were present, probably fifty or sixty. A number of speakers were present, including Dr. Turner, H. M. Oliver. The barbecue was fine. A kangaroo court was held after the speaking, with E. P. Waddell as judge; attorneys, Edwards Parks and Duward Wheeler; jury, prisoner, etc. Mr. Wheeler made a fine address about the qualifications and moral standards of a guardsman, and the upbuilding effects of these military measures and operations. The company will be organized when the Adjutant General has is sued commission and designated name, etc. This will be the work principally of Mr. Whitesell and his associates. I Buy Welding Business. Messrs. A A. Allen and J. W Seward, formerly of Jackson, have purchased the Wm. Warmuth weld ing and machine business and with their families are now located here, occupying the Houser cottage on North Second street. They are ex perienced business men and expert machinists. They have moved the plant to the Reece Alexander build ing on South First street and are nov ready for business. Mr. Warmuth was enjoying a splendid business, well satisfied and contented, and the change is made to enable him to move west, hoping the change in climate will prove bene ficial to Mrs. Warmuth's health which has not been good for some months. Their friends here sincerely hope they may enjoy health and continue to prosper in the new California home. Election Notice. We the undersigned Election Com missioners of Obion County, Tenn., hereby call a special election to be held in Civil District No. 13 of Obion County, Tenn., on Thursday, Decem ber 14, 1922 for the purpose of elect- ng a Justice of the Peace for the said Civil District to fill the vacancy caused by the death of J. A. Coble. We appoint the following named persons to open, hold and make re turn of said election: Union City, No. 1 courthouse: Officer, T. W. Jernigan; Judges, W. J. Briggs, J. T. Chiles, G. M. Adams; clerks, T. R. Meadow, Lorene Waddell. Union City, No. 2 East of M. & O. R. R.: Officer, W. M. Walker; Judges, L. H. Lockhart, H. T. Smith, Jack Isbell; clerks, Mrs. Robt. Alex: ander, Lola Harper. This Nov. 27, 1922. H. H. LANNOM, Chair. E. H. MARSHALL, Sec. R. A. VINCENT. Any one of the allied nations could handle it3 enemies ff it didn't have to bother with its friends. Wl D BP ! n'HfiF'fl YOU are busy housing your grain now and you 'should protect the fruits of your year's labor with Insurance. We write Term Insurance on Grain and Hay Money to Loan on Farm Property. HOWELL A. BRANSFORD, Agent South First Street Phone 261. UNION CITY, TENN. w e are already here with the largest and best selected line of Jewelry ever shown in U. C. Christmas will soon be here. Come now and let us show you early. Many are already making their selec tions. Prices and quality are always right. Mr. Homer Catron will be with us this season as usual. We invite you to give him a call. Mr. Irwin Mitchell,, a scientifically trained engineer, will do our work this year. We want to give you the very best service possible, help us by coming early. We wish you a Happy Christmas Andrews Jewe ry to. The Shoe Factory is Coming's j COUNTY-COURT SALE OF LAND. , , in obedience to a decree of Bale of. the County Court, at Union City, Tdnn., made in the case of Sarah Cal houn et a V3. Leslie Calhoun et al., I will,' on Saturday, December the 9th, 1922, at or about one o'clock p.m., in front of the East Courthouse Door in Un ion City, Tennessee, sell to the high- , est and best bidder the ract of land in said decree described situate in the 6th Civil District of Obion Coun ty, Tenn., about two mile3 northwest of Troy, and about 105 poles and 12 links west of the Troy and Hickman public road, and of which W. T. Cal houn died tho owner, and conveyed to him by John Lasley, and bounded on the North by Clarence Glover, on the East and South by John Grimes, and on the West by Lon King, and containing 29 acres, more or less; aiso an undivided two thirds interest in a strip of land one pole wide, and running East, from the S. E. corner of said 29 acres, more or less, 105 poles and 12 links to the Troy and Hickman public road. Term3 of sale, one-third cash, and balance in one and two; years, evidenced by notes with tpproved security, bear ing six per cent interest from date, and with lien retained on said lands as further security. 34-3t This November 17th, 1922. R. H. BOND, Clerk. Notice of Filing of Clerk's Report of All Claims Against the Estate of R. A. Sanford, Deceased. To Dovie Sanford, administrator of R. A. Sanford, and to r.ll persons interested in Raid estate, cither as creditors or beneficiaries: Oiue year having expired from No vember the 4th, 1921, the date of notice of qualification, in the County Court of Obion County, Tennessee, of Dovio Sanford as the administra tor of R. A. Sanford, deceased (who died domiciled in the 9th Civil Dis trict of Obion County, Tennessee, on the 12th day of August, 1921), you, and each of you, are hereby advised that I, R. H. Bond, Clerk of the County Court of Obi n County, Tenn., will on FRIDAY, DECEMBER THlE 1ST, 1922, in my office at the Courthouse in Union City, file a re I port of all claims against the estate !of said R. A. Sanford, deceased: at any time within 30 days rrom ine filing of such report, you, or either of you may .file written exceptions 10 any claims against said estate there in renorted: all claims, so reported therein, and not to excepted to, will be allowed by me ac vanu anu jusi claims against and owing by said estate: and to all of which you Avill take notice. li. H. tivnu, uktk. Thi3 November tho 9th, 1922. 33-4t LAND SALE. J. H. Leeper vs. S. T. Wade et als. In Chancery Court at Union City, Tennessee. In obedience to a decree of the Chancery Court at Union City made at the October Term, 1922, inthe above styled case, I will, on Monday, the 4th Day of December, 1922, at 3 o'clock p.m. in front of the East Door of the Courthouse in Union City, Tenn., sell to the highest and best bidder the property in said decree described, being a parcel of land lying and being in 13th Civil District of Obion County, Tenn., and described as follows: Bounded on the North by Mill street, on tho West by First street, and the road, on the South by D. A. Edwardr,, on the East by M. & O. Railroad, containing 25 acres, more or less. TERMS DF SALE. Sale will De made on termo of ono-half of the. purchase price payable in seven months, and one nan payaDie is. tnrnlvn mnnthit from date of sale, in bar of the equity of redemption, homestead and dower; accepting purchase money notes from purchaser with approvea personal security thereon, and also retain a lien on the land so sold to further secure said purchase money notes.- This 7th day oi wovemDer, ivzz. GEO. A. GIBBS, Clerk nd Commissioner. E. II. Lannom, Solictior. 33-3t A wonderfully big, roomy, 5 passenger Body of style, beauty, and comfort. If you possess an old Ford Car. you, too, may have a car luce uus. Ames Touring Body on a Ford Chassis Don't trade off your old Ford Car or pay $1500 for a new high-grade car when for a very little cost you can secure an Ames Touring Body and mount it on your Ford Chassis, and have just as fine a car as anvone would care to own. Thousands of others are doing it. This Body is entirely new and modern, with long graceful lines, latest panorama one man top, four full-size doors that fit, hand-fitted side curtains, over-sized gas tank at rear, StewarfVacuum System, double panel polished plate glass ventilating windshield, venti lator in cowl and special linoleum-covered running boards. Finished in Cadillac Green. Mounted Free We will mount a new Ames Body on your old Ford Chassis at no extra cost if you will drive to Owensboxo. We are not far away; take a day or two off and see the country. Body shipped if you prefer; safe delivery guaranteed. Full directions for mounting. Any one can do it. Special Offer For the next thirty days only we are making a SPECIAL INTRO DUCTORY offer. Write at once for particulars. Special Inducements to Live Dealers. (4) THE F. A. AMES COMPANY, Incorporated The World's Largest Bnflders of Special Bodies for Fords Established 1881 100 Third Street, Owens bo ro, Kentucky Now that the worst is over, let us read into tho record the fact that skirts stayed down on the farm. It is getting so that the boss hes itates to fire anybody lest the fired one publish his memoirs. Election Notice. We the undersigned Election Coni- missionerss of Obion County, Tenn., hereby call a special election to be held in Civil District No. 12 of Obion County, Tenn., on Thursday, Decem ber 14, 1922, for the purpose of elect ins a Justice of tho Peace for the said Civil District to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of J. D. McBride, who has removed. We appoint the following named persons to open, hold and make re turn of said election: Officer, W. A. Lee; judges, Joe M. Calhoun, Joe Roberts, J. C. Wiley; clerks, J. C. Cleek, Tom Tucker. This Nov. 28, 1922. H. II. LANNOM, Chair. E. H. MARSHALL, Sec. R. A. VINCENT. Notice of Tuberculin Test. I will test cows In District No. 1 on Dec. 5, beginning at Ed Spence's. Notify me of the number of cows you have to be tested. The cost is 75c per cow. x , E. M. YOUNGBLOOD, D.V.M., Deputy State Veterinarian. TO WALTER HOWELL, THE FED ERAL LAND BANK OF LOUIS VILLE, THE NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COM PANY. Obion County, fcr the use of Houser Creek Drainage District, vs. B. D. Coulter et als. Chancery Court, Obion County, Tennessee. In the above styled cause it ap pearing to the Clerk and Master from the bill of compla nt, which is sworn to, that the defendants, Wal ter Howell, The Federal Land Bank of Louisville, Ky., The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., are non residents of the State of Tennessee, so that ordinary process of law can not be served uyon them. It is there fore hereby ordered that the said above named defendants appear be fore the Clerk and Master of tho Chancery Court of Obion County, Tennessee, on or before the 3rd Monday of December 1922, that be ing a rule day of raid Chancery Court, and make defense to the said bill, or the same will be taken as confessed by them, and the said cause set for hearing cx-parto as to them. It is further ordered that publication of this notice be made for four con secutive weeks in Tho Commercial, a weekly newspaper published in Obion County, Tenn. 334t This Nov. 8, 1922. 33-4t GEO. A. GIBBS, Clerk and Master. By Nelle F. Marshall, D. C. & M. C. N. & H. H. Lannom, Sol. for Complt. The funny thing about a business revival is that those who have faith are not the ones at the mourner's bench.