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The Big Stone Gap Post.
mGjSTONE GAP, WISE COUNTY, VA., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21,"\m
Ilemp will make
|lC stone his home
pHEN term expires
||5 Not Sure "What Line He
i Will Take Up" on Return
|;;> tu Private Life
Hhinks Joint Discussion of
hi Bonus Question Should Be
?? Arranged Between Peery
M and Swanson
H n, GEORGE ROEBUCK
HT In an exclusive interview with a
Sii, :. ?:.f The Post Congress'
B i . in Slcmp admitted 11?i -
i:<f . ? thai lie would make his fu
StL , iioini n I tin Stone Cap. lie nr
m ihe city Sundny night ap
B iiidisttirbcd by the storm
HL in which lias been heaped
Hin his head by the Democrats since
BJ| Norton convention. Con
BS.), itepiiblicnii success at the
Kill; in November he talked freely
K-', iri plan?, discussed Has
B mill Hayed Peery. After manv
B| faithful service to his dis
liiih he has made famous
jHl.nui I.I ihe United Slates, he was
B i . .-, in || idiort time, be
B . ii a to ii n private citizen.
ffl I, Grateful In People
H "I an. delighted to be bark in the
Mi:ip again, even for a brief period,"
BD.. Said; "lilsn happy at the thought
Uli.i 1 can <.ie buck to the Gap to
Bud.,, my Imme. In retiring from
Bn.iibli, lifo I do so with many regrets.
Wlii. people have been awfully good
B . inV, and I can never do enough
B my appreciation."
H "Wli.il line of business will you
Btalluv .' retirement?" he was nsk
Ba i (tot lire just what line I
Bill lair up in the future, but there
B.t> i iniiiijr things I would like to
B I anticipate little ditlicultv
Kpn I.iu uncut. Tliis, however, IS
|B In reviewing the political situation
Bn the district he was smilingly eoii
?tidciil Veteran of many famous
B k'lis, possessed of a personale
Ht- thai sweeps Iiis followers from
B . ' there was no doubt in his
Braii.,I Dial llassillger would win a
H "A- I., our political Situation," he
B"*l ? '? "In Mr. llassillger we
Bute one of the finest men the Dis
cveir put forward. He i
Blr! the antithesis of the nemncraiic
|| llasslager'a life is full
2& - to the communities in
Bvhich lie has lived. He has helped
co ieges, built community
B>?aii , . hool bouses ami ronds.while
? ie Ii nocratic candidate's record on
af' hliink, As to qualifications
B>>td fitness, Ibis may he a question
0' ? lual Judgment, hut the
?twining of Mr. Peery on the bonus
Bim -ii .i, might to condemn him with
Bvery thoughtful person who expects
B'*UI and conviction in a public
S Quoin (mm Platform
9 ""?? platform that Mr. Peery
IJJii'lepicd at Bristol was against the
Ibonus. It said, "We owe a debt of
gratitude we can never pay." Ever;.'
P*.1.'??' i'i Congress from Virgill
? both in Hie Senate nnd the House,
? ''? d ni tiinst the bonus. The Dem?
ocratic convention at Roanokc in
? t against it. After th-i coe
ventinh that nominated Mr. Peery
?" ws publicly denounced as being
?Win ? the bonus, and his party was
against the bonus and no denial was
Innate-. Now Mr. Peery comes out
paused and smiled. "We ougln.
t? have n joint discussion between
'Im and Senator Swanson. At any
ate it is the Bret light on his fitness
lor office, twining to get votes." .
?r. Slcmp will remain in the DIs
jj?l until the race comer to a close,
ence among the workers and
";" stimulates a spirit of confl
thnl people of the Ninth Dis
? I have tried to solve for years.
* fnat leader, ndmired by friends
unchti alike, he will retire
private life n unique figure in
'"Kinia's political life.
'? she an active member of the
? wing club?"
'?My goodness, no. She never has
FKnnl to say. Just sits there nnd
*s all the time."?Hoston Post.
WILL WED MISS GOODE
IN RICHMOND ON 30TH
A wedding; of much interest to
Wise county people will take place
in Richmond Saturday of this week
when Miss l.ono Marie Goode, for?
mer nurse, becomes the bride of the
Reverend Paul S. Huntington, rector
of the Norton Episcopal church.
Afler their marriage the couple
will make their home In Norton
where the Reverend Huntington re?
cently purchased the Keller home on
OF CARNIVAL TOUGH
AT WISE FRIDAY
Skull is Fractured by Owner
of Carnival Concession
When Winning Streak
Threatens to Bankrupt
A winning streak which threaten?
ed to bankrupt a small concession
on Midway at Wise Pair Friday af?
ternoon resulted in the owner as?
saulting <). K. Banner with a ham?
mer and fracturing his skull. Banner
is said to have displayed remarkable
ability in knocking down the babies
with base balls as fast as they could
be sol up. When Banner refused to
0,11 it the carnival man grabbed up a
hammer and struck the local boy .*?
Hnnrier was rushed to the Norton
hospital where an operation was
found necessary to save his life. The
carnival man attempted to escape
but was caught ami lodged in the
GAP MAN HONORED
BY ENGINEERS AT
Roseoe Waltz is Elected
Presdent of Va.-Ky. Asso?
ciation of Mine, Mechani?
cal and Electrical En?
Roseoe Wolts, Superintendent of
Power ami Mechanical Department
of the Stoltega Coke and I'oal Com?
pany, win elected president of the
West Virginia-Kentucky Association
of Mine, Mechanical arid Electrical
Engineers at their second annual
convention in Huntington, W. Vu.,
W. C. Shunk, General Superinten?
dent of the Stoltega Company, read
a paper "How Mechanical und Elec?
trical Men Can increase Their Use?
fulness nnd,Thercfpre, Become More
Important Figures in the Organiza?
tion." Many other men prominent
in mechanical and electrical Held at?
tended the convention.
In conjunction with the conven?
tion a Coal and industrial Exposition
was held in the Chamber of Com?
merce building from the ISth to 23d,
Special moving pictures illustrating
the mining transportation of coal
was one of the fcaturs of the Expo?
$70,000 Bond Issue Voted in
Lipps District ? Coeburn
and St. Paul Will Get Im?
Tiu- Lipps District $70,000 bond
issue went through by a big ma?
jority. This sum will be spent in St.
Paul and Coeburn. A new $30,000 |
High School building will be built
at St. Paul. Many improvements
will be made in and around Coeburn,
hut the bulk of the money will go to
Large numbers of Big Stone Cap
people attended the Ninth Annual
Wise County Pair at Wise on lust
Friday and Saturday. The younger
set attended in the evenings. All
seemed pleased with the showing
made by the county.
WITH 519 ON ROLL
Phoenix and Nightengale
Literary Societies Organ?
ized?92 in High School?
13 on Faculty?Prospects
With an enrollment .if BIO pupils,
uf which arc in the llii;h School
department, am! a faculty uf i:t, the
Wise school has gotten started on ]
what Principal If. Broadwatcr be?
lieves is going to be the most suc?
cessful term in the history of the
The Phoenix and Nightengale Lit?
erary Soeieties have 1? i n fully or
ganixed and have started weekly de?
bates. From then- organizations
Wise will send out her debaters and
orators. Last year they won first
place' in (Mass I' schools for debat?
ing. Fulton, second year hic.li stu?
dent, was one of the sensations at
the Norton meet, and he is already
at work on his oration for next
April. The Phoenix society i; com
posed of boys and the Nightcngalca
are exclusively girls. A spirit <>f
friendly rivalry exists between the
two societies ami Mr. Broadwatcr
looks forward to some interesting
and lively debates this fall and win?
Mr. Itroadwater is a graduate of
William & Mary and is starting his
second term in the Wise schools,
hilling the war he was an officer ill
the aviation corps, am) had jusl
reached the "stunts" stage of ib..
game when Germany bad to throw
up tht) sponge. In Wise he is regard?
ed a.s an excellent headmaster and
pal rolls of the school are delighted
over the bright prospects for the
term Jusi starling. i
Reporters' for the two literary so?
cieties will regularly contribute -lo?
ries of school activities to The !'? ?
in the future.
WIFE SEES HUSBAND
KILLED UNDER SLATE
FALL AT JENKINS
John G. Smythe, Was Show:
ing Friends Through Mine
When Fatal Accident Oc?
While showing his wife ami a par?
ty of friends through bis mine pear
Jenkins, Ky., .lohn G', Smythe, of the
Consolidated Coal Company, was
caught beneath falling slate and in?
stantly killed. Tin- accident took
place in plain view of his wife.
Many Wise county people went to
Jenkins to attend the funeral Satur?
day afternoon. Smythe was well ami
favorably known throughout the
Southwest Virginia Held.
DESERTED BY LUCK
POUND MAN DESTROYS
After losing S.'t.OU ut n gambling
concession at the Fair last Saturday
a rather determined young man
from the Pound became angry.
"I'm going to roll them bails for
another dollar," he told the conces?
sion man, "and if I lose I'm going to
tear this thing up."
He rolled thorn, and the god uf
luck held her1 nose in the air. The
gentleman from the Pound kept his
Word. He picked tip the board ami
broke it into many pieces over a
stump. Then, like most gentlemen
from the Potihd, he went his way un?
PEERY IS BUSY IN
WISE COUNTY; WILL
[WIN EASY, HE SAYS
Speaks at Coeburn Tomor?
row Night and at St. Paul
is With Htm
George C. Pecry, Democratic can?
didate for Congress, is busy among
his friends in Wise county this Week.
He will speak at Coeburn tomorrow
GEORGE C. PEERY
(Thursday) evening at eight o'clock,
and at St. Haul on Friday evening
at ,-igbt. J. W. Planuagaii, brilliant
Clintwood lawyer and orator is inak
ing the tour with Mr. Pcery. Largo
cro>V(ls are turning out to hear the
PIONEER CI TIZEN OF
WISE BURRiED THERE
.1. C. Richmond, a pioneer of Wise
and well known throughout Wise
county, died in Gate City last Sat?
urday. The body was brought back
t.. Wie ami the funeral took place
Monday afternoon. Mr. Richmond
was one of the oldest citizens of
Wise. He was about 7b years old.
COUNTY DONS BEST Bi? AND
TUCKER AND GOES TO FAIR
Splendid Weather and Huge Crowds Makes Event at Wise
Best In County's History
Fridny was the big day at the j
Ninth Annual Wise County Fair. :
With dust shoe-top deep the record
breaking crowd milled about the
walled enclosure enjoying; ever>
thins; from the baby show to tin
concessions on Midway. Dolled up
in their best bill and tucker Wise
county forgot the dust, the automo?
bile jams, the September sun, the
price of admission and all the usual
inconveniences found where crowds
Exhibits of county products were
all too few. Apples were the mos!
prominent. Large crowds gathered
around thesis line displays through?
out the <iay. .Most of the blue rib?
bons in the apple field went to (). M.
Vicars, of Wise. Needle work was
also a mecca for lady pilgrims to the
fair. As usual the bewildering
stitches brought forth many "Ob's"
and "Ah's" from visitors. The cat?
tle nnd agricultural exhibits were
both interesting nnd many. The
Wise Coal nnd Coke Company, Dor?
chester, had a unique display of
black diamond and coke in the Fine
Arts building. On the whole too
few responded to the. invitation to
exhibit county producta. This may
In' duo in tin' poor fncilitla the fair
authorities have provided for dis?
playing products, but whatever the
cause Wise county is capable of
?unking a logger and better showing
than was made at the fair this year.
The Fair Association had made pro-1
vi ions for many generous prizes,
i any of which were worthy of effort;
Along midway the usual carnival
attractions drew the usual crowds.
; The shows, with ?ine or two excep?
tions, were the usuul variety hauled
around the county by carnival kings.
T he high diver, the halloon and air?
plane attractions proved most pop?
ular, (in Friday the Appalachla
blind provided the music, which was
! excellent ami plentiful. Hall games,
horse-racing and motorcycle raring
kept the visitor interested.
More than 12,000 people were on
, the grounds during the three days.
Over 10,000 paid admissions ami
'.slightly more than 2,000 school chil
' dren were admitted free. Friday
was the biggest day, between four
and five thousand passing through
On the whole the fair was good, n
' credit to the Fair Association and
INCREASE IN WEEKS
Week Ended September Id
Brings Production Back to
56 Per Cent, of Normal
After several weeks of falling
production the Virginia Coal Opera?
tors Association report an Increase
of 22,823 tuns of coal produced in
this Held for the week-ending Sep?
tember 10. Cor the week ending on
the ICth 1 I 1,100 tuns of coal were
shipped from this field. Coke is re?
ported as .1,6(51 tons for the same
The Interstate Railroad shows n
substantial increase over the pre?
vious short weeks. The C, C. & O.
continues to lead in tonnage hauled
from the Upper Clinch district. The
N. & N. is operating on less than half
of normal capacity, hut the report
Indicates the small mines around
Wise aie busy.
Hilling the week of September 111
the N. & W. hauled :I4,SU^ tons; the
N, i- \. Ii, 118 tons; Interstate 3fi,
182 tons; Southern 32,212 tuns, and
the C, C. * O. Ita.TS'i tons.
With the paitial settlement of the
strike operators predict a rise to
normal production conditions in this
field. The Southern shopmen at Ap
pnlnchia have already relumed to
work, and favorable reports from
the Norfolk X- Western would indi?
cate that Ibis line will reach an
agreement with its men in the near
AUTO THIEF CAUGHT
Henry Kelly, of B'xg Stone
Gap, Loses Car at Fair
Grounds?Car and Man
Found in Chattanooga
Henry Kelly, an expert auto me?
chanic employed by the Mineral Mo?
tor Company, at. this place, attended
the Pair at Wise last Thursday night
and when he got ready to return
home found bis new Ford car miss?
ing, Police were notified and a
search instituted hut no trace of the
missing CHI could be found. A de
scriptum of the car, was sent to all
.surrounding tow ns 'and cities. Sun?
day night Chief Hallen, of Norton,
notified tin- Mineral Motor Company
that the car together with the driver
was caught in Chattanooga by chief
detective, W. H. Ilackctt, and was
being held for further instructions.
Mr. Kelly together with Deputy
Sheriff .lohn Quails left here Monday
morning for Chattanooga to tiring
back the prisoner and car. They will
return here Wednesday.
THE OLD JAIL AIN'T
WHAT IT USED TO BE
NOW CAMBLOS IS BOSS
Some will say one thing and some
will say an.ither, but the fact re?
mains that Norton':; tabernacle duu
g.i is deserted. The chickens, and
drunks and wife beaters have Sown
Maybe tin y aro in Wise for the Far,
but they ale gone. On last Tusettay
the old jail was empty. Not a pris?
oner to be fed, not a curse to be
beard. Some say it is because liquor
is not sold over the counter. Some
say it is Catnblos, new mayor of
Norton. Others say the bootleggers
are taking a vacation. It is nil a
mystery, but Chief Dalton is out oil
his beat. So there's hope. He'll
lind a little meanness somewhere in
ASHER BABY IS THE
BOY, JUDGES THINK
Infant Son of Mr. and Mrs.J
Charles Asher, Norton, is
Oeclared Winner in Baby
According to the judges of tha
baby show at Wise, the infant son
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Asher, Nor?
ton, is the lineal baby boy. The
youngster was awarded first prize in
a fair Held. His parents were re?
ceiving the congratulations "of
Several other prizes were awa'l
BUDGET SYSTEM FOR
County Financial Agent
Witt Make? Public Bud
get for Fiscal Year Begin?
ning July 1st
FOR 12 MONTHS
Budget Eliminates Guess
Work and Places Business
of County on Sound Basis
According to n report just Issued
by County Financial Agent A. I..
Wilt it will cost Wise county $77.
900.00 to do business from July I,
1022, to June 30th, ?023. This
amount is exclusive of any bonds
sold, and the figures apply only to
the actual expenses of running the
county. The Budget System was
formulated by Mr. Witt and his as?
sociates und it is believed that it will
place the business of the county on
footing with the best private busi?
ness in the hills. Before they start
the Supervisors know what it i< go?
ing to cost to run the county gov?
ernment. This year there will be
no over spending by one department
at the expense of another depart?
Wherf Ihr Money (io?.
Many curious people have often
wondered where their tuv.-s go. The
following report shows what it costs
to operate each department:
Salaries and Kees.$25,000.00
Courthouse Expenses and
Hepnirs . 2,51)0,00
Jail Expenses and Repairs 2,500.00
Poor Kanu Expenses ami
Maintenance . 3,000.00
Maintenance of Poor..... 0,000.00
Willows Pensions . 8,100.00
Water, Lights, Telephone
ami Telegraph Expense 000.?0
Ex |ieuses und Supplies
for Clerk's Office. 2,600.00
Expenses and Supplies
for Treasurer's Office.,. 2,500.00
Expenss Electoral Hoard
and Election Expenses 2,500.00
Health ami Sanitation De?
partment . 0,mm.no
Expenses Hoard of Super?
visors . 2,Ulli).00
C o u ii t y Agricultural
Installation o f Water
Supply . 7,000.00
Miscellaneous Expenses.. 5,000.00
Heretofore there lias been in.
budget planned und on.- department
lias been made to suffer at the ex?
pense of another. This year each
department head knows what be can
spend ami must keep within hi. al?
lotment or have a good reason for
I TEACHERS* INSTITUTE
OCT. 5TH, 6TH AND 7 TH
Principals Graham, of East Stone
(lap; J. 1. Burton, of Norton; .1. A
llvcsay, of Coeburn; E. A. liroad
water, of Wise; IL L. Sulf ridge.
Hig Stone Cup, mid 7.. T. Kyle, of
Appalaebia, met at Notion last week
for the purpose of outlining plans
for the Teachers' institute which
will be held at Norton on October
5th, Bth and 7th.
The theme of the program will be
"Definite standards to be attained
ill the different subjects taught in
the elementary and high school."
There will be visiting speakers,
representing state colleges, state
normal schools and the Stnte Hoard
KIDDIES HUNTING FOR
OF FALL SEASON
Saturday the woods were full of
barefooted boys in search of tin- first
chestnuts of the Pull season. W'i'h
out any reported frosts the golden
nuts ure beginning to full, ami the
youngsters have displayed son a
beautiful specimens. Prom nil indi?
cations this year will yield a bumper
Trips to the Iliuh Knob are al?
ready being planned, and camp lues
of the early adventurers cut. be seen
Be careful to whom you give ud-,
vice. They might take it.