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Commercial RED SPOT Saves the Surface Our Paper Is the Best BED SPOT PAINT & GLASS CO. H RED SPOT Saves the Surface Our Paper Isthe'2i BED SPOT PAINT & GLASS CO. Union City Commercial, established 18C0 ... Weat Tennessee Courier. established 1897 I Consolidated September 1, 1897 UNION CITY, TENN., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1922. VOL. 32, NO. 38 GOOD ROADS LAW ENFORCEMENT FACTORY BUILDING Lions Club Reviews Many Important Activities in Union City. Quite an Interesting meeting of the Lons Club was held last Tuesday. Mr. Geo. Coslow, remembering the kindnesses of tho club, forwarded a check for $10 to be used by the club as seen proper. Dr. Turner called attention to the fact that election of ofscers of the club takes place on the third Tuesday in January. In view of the fact that a county road meeting is to be held at the courthouse today, Dec. 15, a resolu tion was read, indorsing the present road law in all its essential features. Esq. Box Fox was present and stated that he approved the law. He said that there is some opposition, but that his district had better roads to-day than ever before, with only $32 district fun&V when the present law went in force. Mr. Burdick stated that the roads of Obion County had been improved more in the last twenty years than they had been la . the twenty years before. Mr. Forcum, of Obion, another vis itor present, was here to hear the highway speaker, Mr. Crossland. Speaker said he was interested in improved highways, which guarantee good schools and better living con ditions. He favored a law to require saying that it would work no hard ship because it would make the up keep of wagons cheaper, etc. Dr. Turner spoke of the fact that Obion County is on the highway to prosperity, there being only two things lacking one is good roads and the other is law enforcement, Minister Baker was asked to give a synopsis of his Sunday sermon on law enforcement. The subject of this was "Weighed in the Balance and Found Wanting." He referred to the walls of Babylon, which were three hundred feet high and eighty feet wide and of the smug security ui me people oil ine liisiue against, their enemies on the outside. The fact is that "we are lulled to sleep when danger has already in vaded our precincts. We are asleep to the conditions oftentimes. It was so with us in Union City. We had slumbered while the still was mak ing the poison which entered the beast and slew our city night police man. We were aroused after the .. deed was perpetrated, but then it wa3 too late. We need to wake up and slay the demon before he comes forth to destroy. Mr. Oliver offered a resolution to go on record for law enforcement, which was adopted. Mr. W. A. Crossland, representa- tivA nf the TT S Rnrehii nf Pnhlln Roads, was then introduced. He re viewed the good roads work of Geor gia, stating that the good roads of that State had improved the schools, health and general conditions. He made special reference to Montgom ery County, Ala., which had the best road material to be found anywhere, and the system of good roads in that county had made it the model school county of the South. Mr. Crossland is assigned to the work in Tennessee ,and he stated j that our ad valorem tax and the auto I tax, with the addition of a two-cent tax on gasoline, would pay the inter est and retiring fund on the proposed $75,000,000 bond issue for good roads in Tennessee, but that it was the purpose of the Good Roads As sociation to issue only such amount required for good roads construction as it is needed, not exceeding alto gether $75,000,000. Mr. Crossland paid a compliment to this section of country. Mr. Bob Rust stated ' to the club that he has the blue prints and speci fications of the Brown Shoe Co. branch factory to be built in Union City, now to be seen in his place of businesj.- and everybody interested is invited tat see them. He stated further that the contract for the branch factory was let at the office of the Brown Shoe Co. Tuesday morn ing, the 12th Inst., and that con struction on the building begins next Monday. An important feature of the contract is that it was let to the bidder who is able to complete the work in the shortest space of time. Another interesting fact is that the YOUR PAPER This is pay day. Have to ask you to pay up. Remember The Commercial is only $1.00 a year, equiv alent to 50-cent money ten years ago. Therefore you get the paper for half price. So don't ask us to continue your subscription without the money. If we don't hear from you it will be taken for granted that your paper is to be dis continued. THE COMMERCIAL Marshall & Baird Union City, Tenn. ANNUAL TOUR OF SANTA CLAUS EN ROUTE TO OBION Brown Shoe Co. are not waiting for tho factory in order to locate their business in Union City. They have rented the Bransford building on First street and will remodel and put it in shape to begin operations at once. A battery of shoe machines is to be installed and operated as booh as placed. Mr. Rust made another important announcement to the ef feet that we must be ready for the shoe factory, that he had on file 700 applications from people seeking work in the shoe factory, coming from points in many States. He added that Union City had much to do to get ready , for this industry. Homes are needed, and fifty could be filled in a few weeks if we had them Mr. Oliver rose to state that Union City is getting ready, and he of fered the following blank contract as a part of the plan to organize for home construction: We, the undersigned, realizing the necessity for immediate concerted ac tion looking to the relief of the pres ent housing conditions in Union City, and to the extension of prac tical and economical homes that will be needed in the near future, inci dent to the unusual expansion in in dustrial lines, therefore, primarily feeling a sense of public duty to the present citizens of our little city, and, also, to encourage prospective citizens by offering adequate, econo mical living conditions, we, to care for this condition in a practical bus ness-like, co-operatire, public-spirited manner, propose to organize a Home Development Corporation, a stock company capitalized at $75,- 000.00, $50,000.00 common stock, and $25,000.00 preferred stock, in shares of $100.00 each, par value, and to be offered to the public in the following manner and on the follow ing terms: Preferred stock, bearing per cent dividend, for cash; tho common stock for cash, or at the op tion of the purchaser, on terms of 10 per cent cash and 10 per cent monthly until paid in full, 8 per cent interest to be paid on deferred monthly payments. The working capital of this com pany will be devoted to buying and improving lots, houses, divisions, etc Signed at Union City, Tennessee, this December 1, 1922. Will Arrive on Time with Cardies, Toys Firecrackers, Fruits, Etc. The Commercial is pleased to for ward the little folks' letters, some of which are as follows: Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy five years old. I have been a good little boy this year and want to go to school next year. I love you Santa Claus. If you please, bring me some fire crackers, a shot gun, some apples, oranges and nuts. Remember all the little boys and girls and. also my sisters and broth ers. I will go to bed early. Your little boy, Walter II. Blanton. Hickman, Route 2. Dear Santa Claus: . , I am a little girl nine years old. I go to school every day, eo I am writ ing to tell you what I want yau fo bring me Xmas. I want a sleeping doll with long curly hair, a rocking chair, some oranges, apples, can.ty and cocoanut and just anything that you think would be nice for a little girl to have. I am, Your little friend, Juline Mosier. Union City, Route 3. Dear Santa: I am a little boy 5 years old and very good. Please bring me a cap pistol and caps, tinker toys, a train a knife, fire crackers, sparklers, and everything good to eat. And bring something for my brother, Leslie, age years, and little brother, Will D., age 2 years. Your little boy, Lewis McClanahan. Union City, Route 5. Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 6 years old, am going to school and learning fast and love my teacher. I want you to bring me just anything you have for a little boy my size. I want some oranges, apples, candy and all kinds of nuts, and please don't forget my teacher, bring her something nice, and don't forget my Uncle Leva. Well, I will say goodnight. Richard Osburne, YOUR PAPER This is pay day. Have to ask you to pay up. Remember The Commercial is only $1.00 a year, equiv alent to 50-cent money ten yeais ago. Therefore you get the paper for half price. So don't ask us to continue your subscription without the money. If we don't hear from you it will be taken for granted that your paper is to be dis continued. THE COMMERCIAL Marshall & Baird Union City, Tenn. POLK, BAKER AND HOLLQWAY SCHOOL CONSOLIDATION win soon be be here and there is a doll at Kirby's I want, and I want some sparklers, a red doll buggy, a pair of kid gloves, a blue ring, and that is all. Your friend, Martha E. Caldwell P. S. Don't forget mother, bub- bies, sisters, and Paul, Harry, Mary Frances and Dorothy. Dear Santa Claus: I am -a little boy four years old. Please bring me a little lantern, a knife and chain, pistol and caps, fire crackers, roman candles, fruits, nuts and candy. That will be a plenty this time. I have been a very good little boy. Please don't forget mama and daddy. Your little boy, Ralph Norrid. Union City, Dec. 12. Dear Santa: I am a little girl nine years old. My name is Mary Claine Campbell.L I go to school every day and learn fast. I want you toome to see me and bring me a large rubber ball and a ring and lots of good things to eat. Remember mother and daddy. Troy, Route 3. Dear Santa Claus; I am a little girl 4 years old. want you to bring me a doll and some little dishes, a little tub and wash board, some oranges, apples, candy and all kinds of nuts. Santa, please don't forget my ma. I will say good night, Santa. i9' Your little girl, Elois Osburne. . New Homes. Along with the interest in the shoe factory and the proposition for new cottages and homes in Union City, some of our more prcgressive citizens arc anticipaMng these conditions by advance work in home building. Dr E. M. Long is having foundation work made for a new cottage in the southern part of town. Mr. Tom Keynoias is aiso Dunaing a new house near his family residence. Mr. Geo. M. Adams, tho carpenter and builder, is arranging to build two new houses in the southern part of town. All of these activities, to gether with road building and street building, factory building. eac are the signs of prosperity in Union City. We understand the con tract on the Brown 'Co. shoe factory was to be let this week. Cotton Report. Mr. Wallace R. Nolen, thru Mr. Ninus Lannom, for the U. S. Depart ment of Commerce, makes the De cember cotton report as follows: Cotton ginned in Obion County from the 1922 crop prior to Dec. 1, 1922, 8374 bales; ginned in Obion County for the same period last year, 2951 bales. . The Fulton County cotton report was for the same period in 1922, 6363 bales; for the same period in 1921, 2580 bales. Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy. My mama said I was a good child, so I want you to bring me a little red wagon and all kinds of fire works, oranges, apples and candy. I have a good chum, Geo. Hearn. Please don't forget him. AVell, I will say goodnight, Santa. Your little boy, , Blew Chapel. Dear Santa Claus: I am a litle girl 7 years old. I am going to school and learning fast, and I love my teacher. I want you to bring me a little doll and some little dishes and all kinds of fire works, oranges, apples. I am a great hand to eat, so bring me anything that is good to eat. Please don't for get my teacher. Bring her some thing nice; and don't forget my maw. Goodnight. Santa. Your little girl, Beulah Zell Chapel. Dear Santa Claus: I am a litle girl 4 years old. I have tried to be good this year. I want you to bring me a doll and doll bug gy, a litle tub and a little iron. I just want ro much I can't write it all. Bring me some oranges, apples, all kinds of nuts and anything that is good to eat. And please don't for get my paw. Bring him something nice. Your little girl, Harrietta Williams. Goodnight, Santa. Dear Santa Claus: I want a cowboy suit, some red-top boots, a train,, gun, candy and a suit of clothes, a brown cap, shoes anJ a story book and a basket ball. Billy. Dear Santa Claus: How are you getting along? I am anxious to see you. Christmas Dear Santa: I am a little boy two years old. My name is James Winford Campbell. I have been a good boy and I am look ing for you. I want you to briiiR me a boy doll, a little wagon and some good things to eat. Remember grandfather and Martha Neeley. My address is Troy, Route 3. Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me some new book3, some fruit, some fire works, a skeeter car, a cap and a pair of gloves. Re member little sister. James Stanley Zimmerman. 623 S. First street, Union City. Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy nine years old and mother and father say I have been a good boy. I go to school ev ery day and I want you to please bring me a foot ball, a violin, a story book, lots of fire woms, all kinds of nuts and lots of candy, and don't for get my little sister and my school teacher, Miss Edith Thomas. So bye bye. Your little boy, James Dawson. Union City, Rout 3, Box 84. Dear Santa Claus: Hello, Santa. Here I come, Santa. I am a little boy two years old and I am a good boy. Santa, please bring me a rubber ball and a good gun to hunt rabbits and a train and horse to ring little bells and all kinds of good things to eat. Don't forget my grand parents. I will close for this time. If you will come early I will put out the fire and go to bed early. Bye bye, Santa. Raymond Crawford. Dear Santa: I am a little girl 12 years old. Please bring me a silver vanity case. a box of stationery, a powder puff and a nice piece of music. I have been going to school every day and taking music too, and mother says I am learning fast. Oh please, Santa, don't forget mother and daddy. Bring them something too. Goodbye, Santa Claus. I will be at home. Hazell Crawford. Dear Santa Claus: I am writing early so you will have time to get me what I want you to bring me. I want you to bring me a little sewing machine. I go to school and Saturday is the only time I will have for sewing. Santa, if you naveu l any macnine you can get them from Spear Co., Chicago. Don't forget my little brother. Jay. He wants a real -watch, and don't forget my teacher, Miss Vera Bynum, and all the other little folks. Your little friend, Lena 'Kersey. Union City, Route 4. All-Day Meeting Dec. 15 (To-day) to Discuss Plans. Not having seen any news from our little town, I will give you a few. Health is good, with the exception of Mrs. Polk. She is not very well. Crops are all in and in good shape. Yield was good. People are much better satisfied than they wera a short time ago, when it was dry looking as if everything would burn up. We ought to be thankful. Bro. Mecoy filled Lis first appoint ment Sabbath afternoon. He gave us a good sermon and something to take home to study about. Bro. L. R. Neil preache3 at Polk on the second and fourth Sabbaths of each month, morning and night. Prayer meeting every Thursday night. Young people's society every Sabbath night. Our school is progressing nicely under the management of Mrs. R. B. Andrews, principal, and' Miss Louisa Peery, assistant. We have a Parent Teachers' Association meet once a month. We will have an all-day meeting on the 15th of this month, having invited the Baker and Hollo way schools to meet with us and talk over a consolidation of the three. By so doing we could run a nine months school and teach up to the tenth grade. We expect to have dinner on the ground, abo hope to have Prof. Vaughn, Bros. Mecoy and Neil with us and perhaps some others. Mrs. R. B. Andrews, Richard and Miss Virginia Andrews were in Nash ville to see tho Vanderbilt-Sewanee football game on Thanksgiving. Misses Mary Myers and Lee Brown were homo from their schools and YOUR PAPER Thjs is pay day. Have to ask you to pay up. Remember The Commercial is only $1.00 a year, equiv alent to 50-cent money ten years ago. Therefore you get the paper for half price. So don't ask us to continue your subscription without the money. If we don't hear from you it will bo taken for granted that your paper is to be dis continued. THE COMMERCIAL Marshall & Baird Union City, Tenn. spent the veek end. Miss Bonnie Brown, who is teach ing at Glass, s;cnt Thanksgiving at heme. Mrs. Sallie Harrison was out to see licr daughter, Mrs. Wade Cook one day last week. Mr. A. C. Anderson was in Troy this week. Mrs. Tolk had the pleasure of all her children on Thanksgiving for dinner. Your Best Friend. Who's you best friend? Think it,, thru. Join the AGOGA class for young men; maybe you'll like it. Some do. Most men like what's good for thn once they swallow it. Salting a hog is a messy job but a good thing if it "takes." You would n't let a neighbor's hog spoil if you had salt, would you? A boy is worth lots more than a hog. Salt him; don't let him spoil. Bring home the bacon. Think it thru. The AGOGA class wants to help actually to help the hardest thing on earth to do, but the most fun. Who's your friend? Think it thru. jr DETROIT I j Quick, convenient, com fortable transportation at economical cost has made the completely equipped and newly improved Ford Coupe the busiest car on our thoroughfares today. w A saver of time and money. Terms. - III I I . Authorized Ford Dealer. R. H. RUST Phone 400. UNION CITY, TENN.