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The Big Stone Gap Post.
B1G STQNE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA.. WEDNESDAY. APrTl 27.1921
1 rack Meet
Big Stone Gap High School
I Wins in Contest Held Here.
The Wise county (leid day was
yield :,t Big Stone Gap mi last
Saturday. The director of the
meeting was Major Win. A. btii
Chief judge arid timekeeper?
11. \V. Hudson.
t hief judge of tin- held events
L_L. 13. Wilcox.
Assistant judges of the finish
L_|. K. Jones, .1. 1.. Sdibok, A. .1.
Assistant judges of (lie Moid
bveiiU?\V. S. Miller, K. 1'.
clerk of th.Urse?A. I..
The lirst pjace was won by Uig
Stone Gap school in ouch contest.
jjTlie individual scores iyero us
follows: l.cteher Biinn, HO;
Joseph Komp, 1'-' 1-2; I'al You
ell, 10 j George Goodloe; 9; Trig"
Miller; t': Kdwnrd Bird, S; Mux
Kit.-, 8; James Little, ?; .lames
luilly, 3 ; Sum Brown, :i I J;
Karl Wilson. 2; Ue.x Scaver, 2j
William Smith. ?.!; Lewis Mc
C logon, 2; K. Laut', 1: Antonio
.Sard, 1 : licimodari Pierce, 1.
The total number of sc ires for
Hig Stone liup was SI, Norton
|l)li. The local team had been
traun-d under the direct ion ami
. couching of V. V. Ourrelt, Ijrsl
; assistant in tin- high school.
Those winning lirsl place will be
rent to the State meet which is
to he held at (he University of
Virginia May 0. They will repre?
sent the schools of Wim; county.
After tin- track meet the l?g
KIOIIC Gap and Wise High School
baseball teams crossed bats, on
the Big Stone diamond, with the
; result thai Hig Stone won by a
.core of l( to II. Yotiellj of the
Dig Stone team, hit a home run
intlie third inning with a man on
lirst base. Lane um) Lilu also
got long hits, each gelling a
three base hit.
HIG STONE GAP BOY
Making Good in Far Away
The following extract from a
personal litter from a justly
proud mother just received from
Berkeley; California, will be of
interest to the many young
friends of Minor Hogers, a for?
mer Hig Stone 11 up boy:
"Saturday was the day of the
big crow race. Minor was cap.
lain'. Ilia fraternity, Kappa
Sigma, chartered u boat and
followed the race. They rowed
ugainst Washington University
und California won by .'i yards.
My! It was exciting, they kepi
ho closely together, but Califor?
nia was fl yards ahead when
they passed us, und kept it to
the tinisb. Five of the Wash?
ington fellows fell out in a faint
just ds they finished, but Mi?
nor's men all came through
line, but, of course; dead tired.
All the fellows on the boat with
us were wonderful to me, Those
1 hud not met came up and in
'induced themselves, so proud
to meet Johnny's mother?that
is the name be goes by up here
entirely. 1 w us the only moth?
er on the boat, but lots and lots
of sisters and sweet hearts. Af?
ter the race hud track meet with
.Michigan University. Califor?
nia won that. Oh! It was ox
citing when the crew marched
in with Minor in the lend, ev?
erything stopped, such cheer?
ing, 'Johnny' on thousands of
throats, bund playing and hand
shaking, bo you may think I
had cttUHe to lu- proud of m>
hoy; you would, too, when yoii
think this iu the largest liniver
jdty in this country, and I be?
lieve in the world. Minor grad?
uates May 11 th, und may go
east next day to row against
the big colleges there."
I 0 room bouse with all mod?
ern convenienced; located near
Southern Depot. Apply to
B 0, (Hies, Big Stone ' Gap,
m-'Ur Southern Depot.?atlvltl-lT
(Killtet) by the Senior Class).
Hr. S. I). Ixuig, ojf Emory &
Henry u? i< 1 Mnriha Washington
Colleges, gave a short talk in
chapel W.'line-day morning.
Sept. .1. I. Kelly. Jr., and
Olgar II. Woolfolk, a ineinber of
(lie Stale Hoard of Kducatiou,
inspected the high school Wed?
nesday. Mr. Woolfolk is espe?
cially interested in high school
equipment ami obtaining teach?
ers thai are well tpiahlied for the
Mi. Sulfridge has been giving
some very interesting talks on
the "KaVly History of Wise
county." Notes are being taken
by a great many students inter?
ested in the prizes for the best
paper on " The History of Wise
t 'mi ni y.*'
The honors for the best or?
dered lines last week were
awarded to the eighth, seventh
and low fourth grades.
The low fourth grade under
the instruction of their toucher,
Miss Olga Morton, rendered u
very Interesting program in
elm pel on last Friday morning.
The program n as as follows:
roils Cytue Then Alinighty Kitij; .Claas
Mible heading anil I'rayur Jim liarron
I'lp.-. John Oreonleaf Wbllllar'a I.li'e
l\ illtaui llleylua
I'luy <il Uni- Act '1'ln' Brown Dwarf of
lti-|;t-n . Class
In I lib play litih- Louise Gilly
wus nut gathering llowers when a
band of dwarfs kidnapped her
in I hid her in a cave. Juiiior
\\ reu, who was it playmute and
lover of the cliild searched for
her for live years, Kvery one
hail look, .1 for her but decided
tin- search wus in vain. Finally
an old woman (Maude More),
W ho lived in the forest told the
amplliuius where "Elizabeth,''
the Miller's child wus hidden.
In the mean lime the dWarfe
came out ami Kiliiioro (Himer,
lln- dwarf, who wore the magic
eap, dtopped it. Junior Wren
seized the eap ami made the
dwarf promise to bring his little
playmate blick before he would
return lln- cap ami every one
was pleased to site her. A hap?
py wedding followed. Little
l.oiii-e Hilly was dressed ill
white with a travelling wedding
veil held by Margaret and Mary
(Himer. The bride's maids,
Dorothy Weenia ami Katherine
Stone were (low or girls.
The second base bull team was
defeated by Kast Stone (lap by a
seoae of I'll to II.
Mcsdaihes W. II. Wren, Karl
Stoehr and .1. A. Uilmor wore
present in chapel Kriday inorn
Named Stale's Attorney.
joheavilte, Va., April 21,?
Judge H. A. W. Skeen, of the
Twenty fourth Judicial Circuit
of Virginia, bus appointed L. M.
Kobinetto, of Jonosville, Via.,
common wealth's attorney for
Lee county, Vu., to succeed
J. C. Noel, who has resigned to
aeeepl the position of collector
of internal revenue for the
state of Virginia, with bead
quarters in Richmond. Mr.
Kobinutle, w hoso term of office
will expire on December I, 1923,
is ti terminate of Hounoko Col
|oge ami of the law department
of the University of Virginia,
at which latter institution be
wus instructor in the law de?
partment during the sessions of
IDOii il Ho came to Jpnesville
Januaiy I, 1812; ami bus since
been actively engaged in the
practice of law.
Buys Cash and Carry Store.
W. \i. Thompson, who bus
been employed for several
mouths us dispatcher for the
Pennsylvania Kailwuy in Ohio,
is back in the Cap again on u
three months leave of absence
ami hat purchased the Cash and
Carry Store, w hich bus been do?
ing u gooil business in the 1'olly
building from 1*. A. Arriugton.
Voting 'Thompson will continue
business at the present stand
und expects to add mole goods
to bis line of stock.
To Accommodate the Billy
Sunday Meeting Now Being
The tabernacle to accommo?
date the Billy Sunday campaign
for Wise county is already un?
der course of construction at
Norton. Not only lias the for
mer community center and oth?
er buildings been torn away hut
foundation has also been due:,
concrete poured, and the brick?
work already begun. Tile lit?
tle lull in business has given
people more time to turn atten?
tion to other things besides
money making, which is help?
ing rather than hindering ad?
vance interest in the meeting.
Everybody for miles around are
already making plans and hop.
ing to have time to attend
mucli of the time, and Mr. Sun?
day ami his entire party ought
to he pleased III the hearing
they get in Wise,
team In a 7 tu I victory at Nor?
ton Satiirdui. the lirst li. he
has worked in the box tor ionic
time. The score wait clone lip to
the seventh inning when the
liap hoys got away with :i BUfe
had by hard hitting, piling up
fourscores. The game ivils, called i
in the seventh inning so Norton
could play St. i ?hai l, -.
IS.NIMis l J .: I .', ti ; l( II
Hie; StOUU t;:l|i '.' U 1 O 0 (I | 7 I'.l
Norton 0 il 0 I o o U 1 U
naileries?hanks ami I In no,
A 150 foul dive from the mast
of a pitching schooner.
A thrilling battle between n
young society girl and a gorilla
like man twenty feet below the
surface of the sea.
An uneven battle between a
young society man and a muti?
nous crew on a tramp schooner.
These are just a few of the
tense moments in "What Wo?
men Lbye,M Annette Keller
matin's modern comedy drama
which cotnos to the Amu/.u
Theater on Thursday as Hoi
Lessor's fsii0,()rt().ti? production
with lint diving Venus in the
As Annabel Cotton, the star
depicts the role of an athletic
girl whose clothes shock her
arusndiilg father. She Is sought
by two suitors, vastly different
io type, and marries the pile
thai she herself least expected
Annette Kulleriunn, interna?
tionally famous as u swimmer,
known in millions of playgoers
for her work in ?'Neptune's
Daughter,," "The Daughter of
the Gods," and '"The Queen of
the Sea" is considered to be at
her best in this modern coinedy
drama which Sol Lesser will
oder in the theatergoers of Rig
Stone (lap on Thursday night
at the A nut/<U Theater.
Nate Wutl, who was Lois
Weber's directorial associate
before he wus commandeered
by Lesser, directed the modern
Venus in "What Women Love,"
a First National attraction,
Many of tin- scones were made
in the South PaciHC ami the
dramatic worth of the story is
enhanced by bountiful scenery
ami elaborate settings, adv
Goes to Norfolk.
Straley Kelly Wils making pre?
parations la-t week In o,, |<1
Jacksonville to pitch in the
Florida Slate Leugne, Inn re?
ceived a telegram at the la -1
minute I'm' him to report to the
Norfolk team of the Virginia
Stute League. Straley was much
pleased with tin- unexpected
change saying he would much
rather he back in the old home
stale and more than this he will
have a chance to pilch to Fugle
bort, who it w ill be remembered
cauglll for llig Stone liap iu the
Coal Fields League lust >,-asoii
anil was rated as one of the best
catchers iu lie; league.
Boy Hanks pitched tli
Itogera ami Cobli
Arrives to Take Charge of
J. A. Steam, recently of Blue-1
Held, whore he had charge rif
the Malz hotel, hnsjust arrived'
in N?rten to take charge of Ho
tel Norton, which will open its
doors to the travelling public
May 1st with about fifty rooms
ready fur occupancy. The re?
mainder of the rooms will he
completed and furnished by
Mr. Stearn is well and favor?
ably known hen- iu Norton and
has the reputation of being a
Hue hotel man Ho had charge
of tlie Monte Vjstn at Big Stone
? lap one year and has been at
Bluofield for a number of years
as manngor of Mat/, hotel which
became immensely popular un?
der his management.
The dining room at Hotel
Norton will he conducted on the
Kuropeun plan, and an excell?
ent service is assured. It is the
intention of the new manage;
to make this eafo a popular re?
sort here in the city and head
quarters for all manner of gath
The opening of the hotel will
be a rod letter day in the hislo.
ry of the city and will mark a
long step iu our forward pro
green. --Coalfield Progress
Will Celebrate Anniversary al
Norton Sunday, May 1st.
Dil Sunday, May Ist, 111:21, the
L Oi t). K., will "celebrate the
ip'J anniversary of the founding
of their order. The celebration
will take place at Norton, ami a
large crowd is expected to be
preSunt from some forty lodges
of Wise, |,ee, Scott ami Dick
enson counties. A good pro?
gram is being gotten ll|'
Speeches will he made by men
prominent in tie- order. Among
them will be W. K Beverly",
grand muster of the state of
Virginia; Senator Belaud K.
Chase, of Clint wood, past grand
master, and charter member of
.Norton Lodge 1 (>. I >. B,v
I. I1'. Bullion, pastor of the M. K.
Church, of Norton, will preach
a sermon that each man, wo.
man und child should hear,
Dinn- r will be served oil the
ground by members of the Be
bekah Lodge; of Norton. Tick,
els will lie on sale every day
before thu celebration takes
place. The proceeds of the sale
of tickets to go as a donation to
the orphan's home at Lynch
burg. The price of tickets will
In- 75o ami every one is request?
ed to purchase.
There will he no charge of ail
mission as everything is free
but ' he dinner, and the public
is cordially invited to come out
and he ir the sermon, and the
speeches to bo made on that
East Stotle (lap May Secure
We understand that tie- w atsr
committee of the town council
I'Onteinpliiten making -nine sort
of arrangements for furnishing
wuier to List Sinne ('lap upon
completion (if the new' water
da hi being built on Big Cherry.
Tlii- can l>e done by putting in a
brauch line of about a mile from
where the main line crosses the
valley near tin- residence of
T. Ci. Morris. This addition
would in. doubl be a paying
proposition for tin- [own and af?
ford I he people of bJasi Slone
liap a litiicli needed convenience.
It is a bo likely that arrange?
ments will he made for the fur?
nishing nf ttafer to the 1.. A- N.
seel ion uf the tow n.
Notice of Stockholders'
The .01 mi n meeting nf tlie
stockholders of the North Side
Laud Company, Incorporated,
will bo held at the oflicoof Oi V.
Blanton.in the Minor Building,
Big Stone Clap, Virginia, on
Wednesday, May Ith, 1921, at
10:30 a. in., for the purpose of
electing a Board of Directors
and transacting any other bus?
iness that will properly come
before the meeting.
15-18 K. B. Oaspku, Secretary.
Will Carry Southwest Virgin?
ia by Large Majority.
Bristol, Vu., April 23.?"Af?
ter a.trip over purt of South?
west Virginia I am convinced
that nothing can check the drift
of seutiniont towards Kenneth
N. (iiljiin. Ho will be our next|
This i? the manner in which
A. K. Anderson, vice president
of the Dominion National Hank,
of Bristol, sizes up the chances
of the candidate from Clarke
county. Mr. Anderson, who
formerly jived at Wise, Va.,
has just returned from a busi*
in 68 trip that took him to Tu/.e.
?voll, Lebanon, Honaker,|Cleve?
land, Cilntwobd and other
piunts in the Ninth district.
"In every town I found peo?
ple talking about Gilpin," con?
tinued Mr. Anderson. "'There
can be no room for the slightest
doubt hut that he will carry the
Southwest by a handsome ma
jority. His achievements in
the legislature and in business
carry a strong appeal that is
fur reaching in a race of this
"When people are for a man
like they are for I lilpill he can't
lose 11 isn't possible. "
C. t:. Social
The Christian Kutlonror Socie?
ty, of th.. I'rosbytoriau church,
plumed a camp lire social on I in
iioilen Hill lust Li i.l.iv evening,
but en account of the very iriolo
mei.l uealln-r, the uieuiber.s and
invited oii.--t- gathered ut the
Mause instead. If any fell dis?
appointment it was not evident.
About thirty-six of tin- young
people enjoyed the hospitality of
UuA ? nid M i-. .1. M. Smith ami
the g.Hues, music and refresh
incuts furnished by uur iiidsl ef
liciont social couimiltee.
We uere Hurry iiul.I thai all
of our members could not he
with us, but eoiisidering Hie un?
favorable Weather we Were de?
lighted In lltive prescht i^ many
i- were here, ami we wi-h to ex?
tend a cordial in vital ion to all
young pimple who are not in any
other you it g people's church so?
ciety in meet with u-Sunday ev?
ening ui our regular prayer
meeting thue, n :0u,
A T'nrward Step.
'Th.- l?g Spring Christian Kb
dOiiVor Society^ in I'owell's Val?
ley, gave a program at the Blue
Sprino church last Saturday ev?
ening al s :0U o'clock .viHi a
view in organizing a new society
and thereby belonging lo the
ii. O. 's (organize one i.
'The member- ..!' thi- society!
with Luther Hamilton as lead.-i.
should be I'oinuieiided for the
splendid program Which they
gave. I heir subject for I ho even?
ing being, "A lino.I Name and
llnw to i lbtain It."
Sonic ol I lie Vollllg poi.plr- of
the llliie Spring church have re?
quested that a foeiqly be or?
ganized in this community um!
we hope in the near future a
number of these boy- und girls
? ?nr..lied us Christian Kndoavdr
ersi 'The regular prayer moot;
ing of the Hig Spring church is
held Kridtiy evnmg of euch
week at 7 :3U o'clock and ull the
young people and those who are
interested in the young people
lire cordially invited to attend.
'The following program with
William Galloway us leader will
I..- given hex! Kridiiy night :
Topic;?''Phy Kingdom Come; In My
Sunpture beaaoii Mall ll:7 I ".
!l Prayer, Luther ILtuiilteii
.'. Leader's Talk, Pour Meina Of Iii Ing?
ing Christ ?, Kingdom: Service, Sac
rlncii, l-ove. I...y.ihy Hill llalloway
.'. Itcadiug, "Thy K lue.lern Come, I),
Christ Todiiy M la* Stella Tale
T Soil!.' KluMlli s of Uod'? Ktll^.lolll
Miss Rcaalc Rlgga
s Heim- hiatrumenla ii>r Advancing
i....I s Kingdom 'lie.mat Witt
<j How Can Wo Mak? Our Country I
More i .'nisi .in. M uii Maggie Jenkins
In I f y inn
11 The Two Klngdonia Mia* (hitbrie
lit Report Pledge in Concert
, Ig Cloae With I...id a I'rayer in Concart
Delightful Dance and Local
List Wednesday evening the
dance club nf Diinbar gave one
of tlm really most enjoyable
dances of the season in honor of
the opening of their new hall
over the theater, which 1ms just
been completed .
The hall which is one of the
bast for dancing in this section
was very attractively decorated
with small cedar trees, .-rah ap?
ple and dogwood blossoms and
garlands nitida of cedar branches
which were draped all around
the walls, strands of green and
pink crepe paper were festooned
from the corners of the room to
the large electric chandelier iu
the center. The chandelier was
softly -h.olc.i and ca-t a ?-,,',!
glow over the large number Jot'
Whittle Springs Orchestra from
Knoxville, Teun., furnished the
wonderful inhsic for the dancing,
The orchestra was stationed in
one end id' the hall in a very at?
tractive decorated booth.
During the thirty minute in?
termission delicious chicken and
pihento sandwiches, hot Uoiroe
With cream and sugar were serv?
ed all the guests by the chaper
oiies and the dame committee.
Tin- clittp?rbnes were Sept. and
Mis. K. A. Conptoti, Mr. and
Mrs. YV. K. Sheddan and Mr.
and Mrs. .1. li. It. ntlcy, who s..
delightfully assisteil * all the
oiic-ts in meeting each oilier
which always assures every line
present having a good time.
The dun.'Oinmittee who Were
Messrs. frank Neill T. 1. Adams,
Thompson, Rivers and Itaker are
to lie congratulated On thn sue
cc-s nt the dance, also the lloor
miirshall. Siipt. i 'oniptou.
A very large crowd was pres?
ent from the surrounding town's.
Annnie those from Rig Stone
(lap were Misstls BaileV, Mr-,
Caroline Lewis and guest, Mi-.
Rrvant. Mr. and Mrs. [[. | . Win?
ston; Messrs KoscoO W.dt/, A. I..
Ilolton. lieu W ilui.it, Keith
Smith, doe Sninok, Clarence
Uohhins, Itepass, Cid, t Iaht reit,
Karl Monis, Mr. ami Mr- V. I..
Troy, of Josephine, Kroin Nnr
tou were Misses 11 ague w.I,
BlUitbe.th Black, Mary lingo,
Stabe Chapman. Mc-i . Kohl,
and Dick Floury, Ralph K .laud.
Cregei, Cohen, Beverly, lltih
burd, W. Thomas, nf Tool's
Creek, Jack Newton, dr.. of
Rounoko, Aushurn, Dr. Sil.es, of
Wise. Kniin StonOga were
Misses I'hipps and Tilly, Me-rs,
Can I (Sundry, I'enuingtou, Bald.,
Sepcoe, Mr. and Mrs. Cliast
Young. Krriiii I'onninglun (Sap
wore Misses Kreida I'runer, l.o
lila Comd,, Kduu Gisli and Mr.
I Gibson, -Miss Kennedy, of OleVe
land, Va. Kroin AppalaClua
were M r>. M. L. Stallard, Miss
[MeKeasi... Messrs. Shnlei,
Hugh Wileox, Cursou, Thomas,
Mr.' and Mrs. Haw kins. Messrs.
Harris and Banner, of I'ardee,
liiad a large number of others
from Dunhur und a distance.
Iluhert Spoliu, who has been
working with the engineers at
Big Stone tiap, is now located n
Dun oar, where he is cml in
Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd spent
Sunday at Big Stone Hap with
Mr. and Mrs. I. T. Giily.
I frank .Neill left |.,st w4ek f .r
Lynch, where he lias accepted i
Mrs. M. L. Stallard, nf Ajipa
laehia.is the guest nf Mrs.W. B.
Neill, for several days.
W. K. Shed.Liu, T. I. Adam
and Mr. Thompson motored ti
Miss Blanche Kennedy, o
I'Icvelund, Va., and Mr. am
Mm. Fred Troy, of Josephine
were, the guests of Shpt, an
Mrs. K. A. Compton lost We
nesday ami attended the dance,