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The Purposes and Aims of
the Department of Agricul?
ture in the Big Stone Gap
On February 23rd, 1917, the O-lili
congress passed n law which Inter be?
came universally known as the Smith
Hughes Act. This act was approved
by the President and the law became
popular in n surprisingly short time.
Through this law the Federal gov?
ernment aids the state and county
in maintaining a department of ag?
riculture in the various high schools.
In discussing nnd defining the bur
poses and aims of the department of
agriculture in the local school, it
should be said in the beginning that
this department was created with
the idea in mind that it would serve
the interests of all the farmers or
truck growers in Wise county. The
department has absolutely no re?
strictions ns to territory in the coun?
ty, and proposes to function in the
behalf of all those fanners ami truck
growers who are interested in sys?
tematic nnd scientific farming.
The controlling purpose of this
department is to lit the boys of the
rural nnd small town districts for
useful employment. We propose to
take the boy from the truck farm
and train him in a systematic nnd
scientific manner. Por the boy who
lives on the live-stock farm we pro?
pose to do the same. There is nl
waya to be had some useful informa?
tion ami the boys are taught to work
with their heads as well as with their
It might be of interest to know
that from time In time as the boy*
nre assigned topics for study, the
teacher of agriculture lakes tin dos?
out into the fields and there develops
the topics in the most practical man?
Instead of requiring the boy to
memorize long passages from some
dry agricultural extract, wo require
him to use Iiis intellectual powers in
guessing the weight of u hog or n
steer. Instead of asking him to learn
the Latin classification for all the
flowers that grow, we teach him how
to figure the amount and kind of
fertilizer to use to grow nn acre of
potatoes or cabbage,
It is always the purpose of this
department 10 keep in mind the chief
interests and problems of the boy as
he knew them on the farm. Having
in mind these problems it shall he
our purpose to develop the boy grad?
ually through hours of systematic
study to the point where he will
catch the vision of the "Better Way"
to farm, ami with all whom he comes
into contact will be benefit ted he
cause of his knowledge of scientific
In the development of this course
in agriculture we have regular as?
signments in bulletins and texts for
the class room work. In addition to
this we have a farm shop course
which is given along with the other
work and correlates closely with it.
Tlris shop work includes instructions
in repair work in various farm arti?
cles, repair work on harness and also
some instructions on rope tying and
splicing. We have the farm shop
building as an example of the kind
of work the class is doing at present.
This building is 10x00 and has been
entirely constructed by the class.
As a summary to the above re?
marks it may be definitely stated
that it is the specific nim of this de?
1. Cooperate with the farmers in
developing the agricultural interests
of this section to the fullest extent.
2. Tnkc the. hoys from the farms
nnd educate them in such a way that
the home nnd community will benefit
directly from this training.
3. Promote a hotter and broader
citizenship by giving the boys of the
present generation the tools with
which to work when they go back to
J. C. POWELL,
Head Agricultural Department llig
stom- Cap High School
Jack Hicks, of Wise, spent the
week-end with his cousin, Alpha
Choir practice met Friday evening
at the home of Mrs. it. N. Havens.
After practice, delicious candy was
Clara Carpenter, of Norton, visit?
ed the home of Mr. ami Mrs. F.* A.
Several of the Coehurn young peo?
ple attended the dance at the Blue
Sulphur Hotel at St. Paul on Friday
Guy Hall, who is working at Tram?
mel, Va., spent the week-end with
K?mest Johnson, of Graham, vis?
ited relatives here Sunday, Mr. and
Mrs. J. S. Johnson,
The Campbell circle of the Wo?
man's Home Missionary Society gave
a Tacky Parly at the Swan Motor
Company on Sturdny night which
proved to be one of the most success?
ful social events of the year. After
much deliberation on the part of the
judges, as to who was the tackiest
person present, the prize was given
to Mrs. Hriggs. (linger bread ami
pop were served.
Mrs. Hill Rumgny and daughter,
Lillian, of Wilder, were visiting in
Ada Burton and Miss Huddle, of
Haven, Va., were visitors in town
Mr. and Mis. It. L. Osborno nnd
family, of Norton, were visitors Iii
Mrs. J, J. Body, of Johnson City,
Tonn., is here at this time. Mr. and
Mrs. Body Will go to housekeeping
George ItAeblick, news editor of
the Big Stone Cap Post; was in town
Dr. and Mrs. Ctllherison, of Nor
ton, were in town Friday afternoon,
Julia Kitgore, who has been .11
with diphtheria, is much improved
at this time.
The F.pworlh League attended en
masse the County Kpworth League
Union held at Appalnchia oil Frida j
Howard Smith, of Ahingdoh, vis?
ited bis brother here hist week, Find
Mrs. J. S. Johnson visited rela?
tives near Wise. Mr. ami Mrs. Arch
Rev, It. N. Havens left Wednesday
for Emory and Henry College, where
he will conduct a series of revival
services. Dr. John C. Orr, pastor hi
Emory, will till the Methodist pulpit
Janice Carpenter, who tenches
school at Laura, spent the week-end
with her parents here, Mr. and Mrs.
L. O. Curpctiter.
Presiding Elder K. A. SliUgari,
presided over quarterly conference
held hero Tuesday afternoon.
Kwing Lipps, of Wise, is in the
local hospital at this time, haying Un?
dergone a slight operation there.
Misses Marshall and C?w?od, of
Fairview, Vu., wen- callers in town
The Lipps District Sunday School
Convention was held at the Baptist
You Should See Our Stock of ?
Victrolas and Pianos
fjsJIl^iJi^] fi?^a We have everything- in
^Hi S. Music from a Talking
? II w Machine Needle to a
y Grand Piano.
C. C. Blankenship,
church on Wednesday from 10:00 j
till -1:00 o'clock with a largo nttcnd
uncc. Out of town speakers were
Miss Alice Bruce, of Crunes Nest,
visited tit the home of Mr. nnd Mrs.
('. Q. Counts Tuesday night.
Mr. and Mrs. It. N. Havens had as
their guests last week, Mr. and Mrs.
I. . II. Havens from Dante, anil Mrs.
II. A. Towo from Ornyson county,
Mrs. Havens' mother.
K. Paul Kadfonl, Supervisor of
she Cllnchflcld Coal Corporation
schools accompanied by two teachers
from Moss, Vn., Lntisa Trcadway
ami Alice Winston, observed in Coc
burn High School Tuesday.
Mr. and Mis. James Lipps, of
Wise, passed through, town Sunday
night enroUte to Wise. They were
married in Britol on Sunday. Mrs.
Lipps was formerly Anna Cawood,
of Hig Stone Cap.
Harry Hall, of Dante, was a visitor
in own last week.
Miss llculah E. McNcmnr, render,
will give a delightful entertainment
lit i lam- ' - Nest on Monday evening
November 20th for the benefit of the
Cllnchflcld Coal Corporal ion school.
Her main feature will he "Miss
Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch."
Traveling Salesman Charles Mc
Conncll, of Abingdou, was a business
callur in town Wednesday.
Mrs. Florida Louvenia Horton
VnUghtin, was horn in Hawkins coun?
ty, Ton?., April 23, 1800..
She was united in marriage to Mr.
c. I'. Vnughan, September II, I8S3.
To this union there were horn si,
Children, two of whom died in early
life; four ale yet living. They are
? is follows: Mrs. S. A. Wonthorly
and Robert T, Vaiigbnn, of Luuis
? ill.-. Kjm Mrs. c. T. Orender and
Mrs. W. II. (iillinm, of this place.
Her sisters are: Mrs. A. J. Still,
.I Norton, Mrs. Charles Domigan,
Delaware, Ohio, and Mrs. I.. II.
Steele, of Louisville, Ky. All the
above mentioned persons were pres
lint during her illness and death, CX
epl Mrs. Domogan. Besides these
(here were present, Mr. Rimer Still,
ut Welco, W. Vit., and Mr. Tom
Vmighan, of Appalachia, Vn.
The, deceased became a Christian
in childhood and continued faithful
until the close of life. She united
with the local Christian church about
twelve years ago and always took
great delight in attending worship
when she was able.
Her earthly life came to a close
Friday morning, November 17th.
Rev. C. I!. Livesay, her former
pastor, came over from Bristol Sat?
urday and conducted a brief service
at the home.
The funeral service was conduct?
ed from the church lo which she be?
longed Sunday afternoon at 2:00
.'clock by Rev. P. N. Wolfe, pastor.
\ftei which the hotly was laid to rest
Card of Thanks
We desire to use his method of
Expressing our sincere appreciation
und heart-felt thanks to our kind
friends and neighbors for the help?
ful service rendered us during the
illness and death of our beloved wife
.mil mother. Your presence, in this
dark hour lias made our sorrows
easier to hear.
We also wish to thank those who
provided those lovely floral designs.
They speak words of comfort to us.
Mr. C. I). Vnughan and Family,
Beut!ful Parly at Wiu
Mrs. Creed Flnnnrj entertained a
number of friends at her handsome
I home in Wise olio evening last week
; in honor of her youngest son, Dick
I Flnnary's birthday. Bridge was the
mode of entertainment during the
evening at which Miss Elisabeth
! Black, of Norton, won first prize for
the ladies and Mr. Charles McColgan
won the gentleman':, first prize,
j Mrs. Plnnnry, assisted by her
j daughters, served a very elaborate
menu, to the guests present who
I Misses Black, Craves. Mitchell,
Jackson and Taylor, Mr. and Mrs.
Sohl Medium, Mrs. .1. A. McGuirc,
.of Norton, Misses Lila Vicars nnd
Sarah Beaty, of Wise, Messrs. A. A.
Rothrock, Neblet t, AI Krego'r, Hob
ort Planary, Tommie Reese, Charles
McColgan, of Norton, and S. 1).
Jackson, of Bristol.
Mrs. Creed Aldersoic returned to
her home last week from u visit to
Tazewclt. Miss Litis, of Tazewell, ac?
companied her home and is spending
Several days here visiting.
Dr. J. A. McGuirc, of thf Norton
Hospital, is spending several days
in New York on business.
Miss Gladys Hurt entertained at
dinner at her home Friday evening
Misses Mabel Dixon, Josephine War
Takes Banner from County J
With High Percentage of jj
89 Per Cent?Other Items j.
The Cooburn Kpworth Leaguers Jj
were rewarded for their month's of
forts on Friday night when they >?
brought home the county banner Jj
from Appalnchin. The whole league
to strong, was present at the county 4
union ami their percentage of attcn- ,:
dance at local meetings for the "A
month was '.Hi per rent. This atten- J
dncc together with their t"i new
members jnade Ceicburn's percentage '},
of points necessary for the banner i
tt'.i per cent. i
The revival at the Baptist church ]
closed Thursday night While in the !i
city Rev. Davis ami .Mr. "and Mrs. 3
Hughes made a great many friends, j
Little Julia Ruth Kilgore, who has j
been ill with diphtheria, is Improv- <
Mrs. Burns Kstes was unable to j
teach Friday on account ?f sickttess. J
Several ladies from Coehurn ht- 1
tended the regular meeting of Little- <
wood Chapter of ". 1".- S. at Tom's .
Creek Tuesday night.
Miss Elizabeth Martin spent the \
week-end with Miss Kita Hillman at j
the hitter's home in Flat woods.
Rhex Lay left Sunday for Fork i
Union, where he is now attending
O. S. Ilillnian, of Kingsport, Tonn.,
wns a business visitor in town last
Ralph Mcl.eniore, of Norton, was |i
a visitor in town Sunday.
Tin. High School girls' basket ball |j
team w as very much disappointed j i
Saturday when they got to Wise and j j
found the court too wet to play upon, j
They expect to play the game some It
time this week.
SKIES" AT THE AMUZU I
FRIDAY NIGHT, NOV. 24 j
"Under Hawaiian Skies" the story J
written by David C. Fisher and pre- I
scntcd by Lester AI. Smith as the ;
latest play dealing with our island ||
i.essioiis. "The Paradise of the V
Pacific/' comes to the AmusU Then-IJ
tie, Friday, November 2-Ith
T'be line of these islands has been It
an inspiration for writers iiiniiniern
hie. One of the earliest was Mark 11
Twain. In the early seventies he was I
employed by the Sacramento Union I!
to write a series of letters from IIa- i
waii, regarding things Hawaiian. The II
result was that be spent one year ill
the the islands and wrote letters that :
are to this day the epitome of Ha- ;
"Under Hawaiian Skies" deals ill j
a most intelligent ami interesting
manner oh things and events Han- ?
waiian. The atmosphere and local '
color is maintained by most exteii
siVc, elaborate mid massive scenic 1
equipment. A native hand of IIa- i
waiian musicians is aslo employed,
and they discourse their own peculiar
native music at intervals throughout
the action of the play. An elaborate
scenic production is carried. The mi?
racle seem- in the last act is a feast
for the eye.
The world renowned bench at
Waikiki Oahu out from Honolulu is
Undoubtedly in a class by itself. The
coral reef prevents the rush of wa?
ter and its killing force. Here is
the daily bathing place of the city of
Honolulu. The native seems to be?
long ill the water as much as upon
laud for they are expert swimmers.
The latest play to deal with Ha?
waii is "Under Hawaiian Skies," a
story written by David G. Fisher.
Out of the traditions of old Hawaii
they have gathered material rich in
possibilities for a story of great fas?
cination. A delightful love story
winds itself throughout the play.
Lester A. Smith, the producer, has
given this his latest play, a most
wonderful mounting, the third act
alone having three scenes. A troupe
of native Hawaiian musicians is car?
ried ami they render their peculiar
native music throughout the action
of the play.?udv.
The Bible School session will open
at the usual hour, Lord's Day morn?
ing. Christian Endeavor session at
Preching and communion service
begins at 7:30.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening
ng, Nannie Rogers and Alice Clark,
Mrs. Harry Meadows and little son,
returned to their home in Roda last
week from a few days visit to rela?
High Prices Are
When you want competent
work at reasonable prices we
will be glad to do it for you.
Now 1*3 a good time to have
your car overhauled for winter
BIG STONE GAP, VA.
ONE NIGHT ONLY
If you have to borrow money,
get a ticket l<> see
New Hawaiian Musical Success
Ijciok by David G. Fisher. Staged by Geo. Sulislmry.
Scenic and E|ectricdl Effects by Physico Studios N; \:
A Story of
ROMANCE, LOVE, LAUGHTER
An Unusual Cast Assisted by
THE ROYAL HAWAIIAN SERENADERS
In Their Own Dream Songs, Dances and Mi'*|c
$1.50, $1.00 and 50c, plus tax.
Seats on sale at Kelly's Drug Store
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Fidelity and Other Bonds
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BIG STONE GAP, VA.
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