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Iff Ml iti mm if mm VOLUME 2 WARTBURG TENN FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1921. NUMBER 52 OfTJ (?H Y7T T7T7 rff?!,.iJ?V T7hr?T 1 T 1 UJ UJ EXPLANATION OF THE NE17 BONDISSUE. Wartburg, Tenn, Feb. 11, 1921 To the Citizens of Morgan County : The Federal Government has ap propriated fnany MILLIONS dollars as has been its custom from time to time, for the purpose of aid mg in the construction of roads in the various States. Of the- recent appropriations more than THREE MILLION DOLLARS has been al lotted to Tennessee. These donations from a generous government are to be enlarged from time to time, de pending upon the necessities of the various States that avail themselves of these appropriations and the amount of work to be done The . Federal Government, through its department of Agriculture, in whose charge is confided the expenditures of these vast 6ums of money for public improvement! and this De partment co operates with the var , ious States through the Department of Highways in each state. The State of Tennessee, has never as yet availed herself in any great measure of the funds allotted tb her and as a result of this neglect this contribution, which rightfully be longed to this State, was disbursed among other states, whose foresight was greater than ours and availed . themselves of the bounty of the Gov ernment These donations being upon the theory that the "Gods ( help those who help themselves." In the construction of these roads binder the v Federal aid plan . the :- j: m ii.!''.' -'j.fj -:J L .MiuufT ,uh county ucciuea vo spend . in the construction of roads, if there is co-operation with the Government then there is contributed by the State and Federal government in aid to the enterprise two dollars for every one contributed by the county. In the laying out and construe tion of the proposed roads to be built in this manner, the laying out as well as the construction thereof is wholly in the hands of the En gineers of the State and Federal Government and. the road is built according to the staridand' and specifications as required by the Department of Good Roads, which is a sub-department of Agriculture and which in in charge of a Cabinet officer of the United States Govern ment. The Government in making these donations require certain spe cifications to be complied with. The County Court' of Morgan County at its last session peeing the great need of further road construe tion in the county adopted a resolu tion submitting to the people of Morgan County proposition to ac cept the State and Federal aid and ordered an election to be submitted to the people of the Countv on March 29th, as to whether or not they would accept the Government aid in such work and appropriating $200,000.00 as its part to the con tribution and the matter is now before the people as to what action they shall take. ... It is fair to the people of the County that I should make to them a statement relative to this subject matter, I shall not appear in the role of a Dictator by saying what the people of the county mustdo, but to give you a statment of the facts as I understand them, and the the citizen must exercise Ids' own judgment as to what is the ' best to be done under the circumstances. ' within the discretion of the Engi neers of the State and Federal Gov ernment and are absolutely free from any local influences' and the report made by them as to location must meet the approval of the De partments' That the purpose is to connect the county seats of the var ious counties of this State with good roads. That it is the purpose to so lay off these roads to best serve the conveniences of the people of ,the various counties through which these roads may be constructed. en. If pur county is to progress then we must leave nothing undone that makes for our well being. On account of the efforts that have been heretofore made in road construction our county has increased her popu lation since the last census over .three thousand while practically every county in the state, with very few exceptions, have, decreased in population. Our "roads already built have ina large measure accounted for the increase- With added roads our population will still increase PROGRAM BY THE iiiraMiiMMii SOCIETY That the contracts for the construe- and as rapidly as conveniences are tion and completion of said roads created which contribute to their are made by the State Highway ease and comfort. Our countv can Department under the direction and , never be greater than the things it supervision of the officials at Wash- has in it. iogton. That the specifications of Without roads, schools and the roads to be constructed are to churches, we have nothing then to meet the necessities and require to consider; without them we have ment of the sections of country thro nothing to invite nor to hold the which said roads may pass. That it stranger with in our gates. The set- is my information that' these roads tier naturally seeks the places where when constructed under this plan these necessities are to be found; If are kept Up end maintained by the we can place these inducements be State and Federal Governments and fore the proposed settler we have under their direction and supervi already: won his citizenship. He sion, thus taking the burden of up- will invest his money in our ! lands keep off the counties through which Prosperous homes will spring up on sard road passes, thus enabling these every side The desirable citizen is counties to. the job of upkeeping and induced by these conveniences to maintaining: the other roads of the settle amongst us. Every home county. That with the burden of seeker from other sections of the keeping up this main road shifted! country are boosters for good roads, rom the county to the euper-gov-l churches and schools and he will ernment will thus enable the county only settle where they have these to devote all its finances available things. or that purpose to the upkeep of! T request the people of Morgan the other roads of the county. This County to give this matter their ser- main road is the one which has! ious consideration. It merits your been heretofore, the great burden favorable action. The non progres- :r upkeep on eccoui joltbejiear life hae always defied progress traffio over it and for this reason Blessing only come to those who the local authorities have been un- strive for it. Secure all the infor mation you can with reference to this subject matter and if it means better roads, added prosperity, more conveniences and comfort, then it your patriotism as a citizen. A ' . , AT THE Baptist Church, Sunday Evening Feb. 13, 1921. AT 6:30 Subject: Christian Homes. Topic; Thy Kingdom Come. In My Home. CONSECRATION MEETING THELMA ZUMSTEIN Le ider Scripture Reading Matt. 6:7-15 Prayer Kev. I. H. Bee What is the importance of the home in the extension of God's Kingdom? Rev. J. S. Clark Give a reason why it is easier to live a Christian Life in the home? Mrs. Honeycutt Recitation , Huby Ott What part have young people in making the atmosphere of the home? Carl Schubert What messages maybe giv:n by the pictures and music in a home? Mrs. Albertsoo Roll Call Central High School Notes. able to properly repair and main tain the other roads of the County The roads to be constructed under this plan are laid out bv the Engi neers 01 the uovernment and Will I should appeal to commence at the county line either (and best interest at Oliver bpnngs or Hamman or better day will dawn for us when near those points and proceed to we have better roads. Many other Wartburg, the County seat and things, now impossible will be add from thence to the county line eith- ed to us. Traffic on the public high er Fentress or Scott County, at ways is daily increasing. The truck which points it will connect with and automobile, either for profit or connection roads in order to reach I pleasure, has come to stay and is the next county seat, In the loca J now a fixture in the every day life tion of this road, the Engineer in 0f the country. They are unavall charge would doubtless be influenc I ing without roads, We then deny ed as to its location as the urgentj ourselves the benefit of these con necessities of the people, may require fveniences when we could have them and the points to be reached would by the taking. dictate. These men are honorable J I commend the subject to you for upright men, employed by reason y0ur earnest consideration. Think of their ability as Engineers as well 0f your comfort and conveniences as their integrity as men. and can and what the progress of the coun J ' i - - J JAL. ill. . . oe aepenuea upon jo auopi ine route try means to you. TO deny one s which would be in all respects pro-Jself of a blessing which could be per and feasible. I can not state had almost for the asking, is to where the road will be when located stand noi only in your own way but kalUM. If tm t ' ratnm ll.t .t . 1 '.111 in me way 01 youi neignoor ana because that it is a matter that at this time is undetermined. The Federal Government" will not relin quish it8,supervision over the road, either in point of ' location or con struction, and it may now be stated that they are firm in their purposes and all roads constructed by lem are up to the standard in roadcon struction and are built for lasuifg wear . ' If Morgan County is to maintain her road system and kept intact the roads it already has arid wishes to keep abrest of the times, then it would be folly not to accept the. Government aid. The people are progressive and when they under stand what this movement means to them they will not j hesitate to embrace this opportunity for road construction. It is manifestly ma- your children s children. Their progress should be an incentive for right action However the matter is submitted to the public for their approval or condem nation . The public will Register the proper ver dict when they are properly inform ed,, therefore, it behooves yon to inform yourselves of this proposi tion so that you may act Intelligent ly and this I know you will do ' ; Respectfully, JOHN A. JONES, ; County Judge. T 1L.1 1L. 1 . ... . . ... x wm saj un vuai vue laying oui ,1 ror the future nroeress Of the of these roads to be built is wholly I coonty that favorable action be tak- MARRIAGE LICENSES. Monroe Cox to Mahaby Bishop, James W. Barnett to Tennessee Hicks. Lewis Kreis to Edith Bardill. Roy Howard to Beatrice Foust, The play, comedy-drama, musi cal, impersonations in the auditori um Saturday night, by the idem per Fidellis Bible Class was fully up to expectations and was greatly enjoy ed by the large number present; one of the largest houses that we have had since Commencement was in attendance and gave respectfu attention throughout the entire program,, which you might aptly den minate "comedic melod ra mie - dynamic"; it was a real med ley of life among ; the Oh be-joy ful".. The' program required con siderable practice and good direction Prof- Thorp of the High School is the very capable teacher of this regularly organized class - and directed the practice etc. Mrs A. B Peters Was the accompanist for the evening, doing the work quite acceptably. The High School will follow this with a riay of a heavy type in March, proceeds of which will be used in payment of the 600 set "Visual Education," You may ex pect a full house and a most excel lent production. Miss Medley and associate were here and presented plans to the Primary and Intermediate grades for securing pictures etc, for sale of papers, "The Farmer's Wife " Chairman Jno B. York of the; County .Board of Education was! with Superintendent Peters in the High School awhile Monday. Mr. York is a live wire in matters edu cational coming before the progres sive Morgan County Board. ' Mr. Ben Bingham of Oakdale, was here this week to get school books; our library room and Science department has, among other things a full supply of Grammar and High school text books lor sale to any in the county who may come at any 0 time. Mr Justus is having Note-book work iA special way for the Classics just now ; he has had the class in Agriculture to complete a note-book ; note books may be overemphasized but some work must be done in this line in every well regulated High School- The State High School Inspector has replied to letter of Mr. ; Next week we will report some of the grades in the written tesle for the 4th period examination. Professors Thorp and Justus were delightfully entertained by Superin tendent and Mrs. A. B- Peters, Sunday. After the splendid dinner and music the three teachers walk ed out over the grading of the new railroad and saw the machinery, the caterpillar tractor etc on the Williams farm ' Congressman Cordell Hull replied to letter of appreciation of Mr Jus tus saying he . was sending other bulletins requested; the Congress man sent a large number of his own innitiavei they were very fine and are being classified and will be sent the patrons and other interested in special vegetables, fruits, etc let us know what you are specially inter ested to know. Mr. Hull is quite prompt in sending us what is need ed in this line. Wedding Bell Mr. Roy Howard of Wartburg, and Miss Beatrice Foust of Robbins were married at the home of Dr. Archie Byrd of this place, Sunday evening, Feb. 6th. The groom is the oldest son Jof G. U. Howard of this place, and the bride is the daughter of Dr. Foust of Robbins, The PRESS congratu- ates Mr. Howard on his good luck, and'wishes the happy young couple a long and happy married life. Mr. Lewis Kreis and Miss Edith Bardill of this place were married at the Lutheran Church, Sunday, February 6th. The groom is the son of J. J. Kreis and the bride is the daughter of Fritz Bardill. The PRESS wishes the happy couple a long and peace ful married life. A Disgusting Habit. We have noticed some of the young meu just at the close of an entertainment light cigarettes in auditoriums and churches before the audience has cleared the build ing. This perhaps is caused, by thoughtlessness. But to say the least it shows disrespect to the ladies, and the churches. No one should Justus forget himself so far as to light a signifying that he will be "with us cigarette, cigar or pipe in a church to inspect and classify the school a or school building in the present of little later We shall expect a good ladies. report as a result of the official visit I of the State Inspector for the High Schools. Subscribe for the PRESS.