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title: 'The Big Stone Gap post. (Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Va.) 1892-1928, November 22, 1922, Page 3, Image 3',
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pETWEEN SUNRISE AND SUNSET,
f WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR TIME?
I By CON LEY T. REASOR
IKar nut on the horizon, over look?
ing the hills and mountains, n little
cloud was lazily floating along on
its way to the land of nowhere. Now
;,]).! then it seemed as tho the Mas
1:. Vrtisl would dip his brush in the
j.r, ; cloud beyond and give it a
. . of crimson and gold. On and
on the little cloud drifted, and as
it disappeared in the far away
lienvens it seemed to say, "Farewell
little world, I urn on my way to the
isle "f golden dreams."
Presently, across the mountains,a
path of silver spread itself like a
dragon's net, while oir in the dis?
tance, like a huge ball of tire, the
Sun was sinking reluctantly, it see ni?
di inking down behind the dis?
tant mountain tops. It hesitated a
moment and then, as it disappeared,
like a vast mirage, there burst across
the heavens as tho form some unset n
Artist, all the hue of the rainbow -
rolors so soft, so delicate, that even
the perfume of the rose, the message
of the violet and the breath of
Springtime itself faded into insig?
Slowly ami softly it spread its
gorgeous colors until it seemed as
tho the heavenly gates themselves
wen open. Then, to cap the climax
?a climax that can only be seen in
the mountains?a great eagle wing?
ed its way across the path of gold
ami flew oir toward its mountain
home in the cliffs.
The Miracle Man, the Master Ar
Itist wh" paints and blends these
wonderful colors on his mighty cixn
Vat, ami us quickly lets them fade,
only to paint another still more
u underfill than the fust, what of
him? What of the millions of
people for whom he paints? What,
i . it all mean to them? Merely
the ending of another day? L'er
I haps or perhaps to the mountain, r
i and his little family it means pray
t'l and thanks to the Almighty for
tin- privilege of living in the wonder?
ful mountains, in the great outdoors
where nil nature seems glad, where
all nature is blessed with the rain,
Hi. unshinc and the freedom of
To the Cold Star Mother who lost
her only son in the World War it
means a glimpse over the Clrent
Divide, where heroes sleep in poppy
Ik : i tide by side. To the youth it
means Springtime, to the student it
inspiration, ambition and sue
To old age it means the pass
: ing of another golden day. To the
I people all over the world i! menns
their "Own little something.'.' But
to tho world it moans the passing of
' time, another day Rone, another
? day o'f success or another day of
I failure, another day won or another
I day lost.
When your sun sets today try to
realize what is means to you. If
j you feel that you have not nccom
! plished something worth while in
\ the last twenty-four hours proceed
I ihg your sunset, congratulate your?
self on the fact that you are going
to have another sunset tomorrow,
and don't let this sunset pass with?
out doing something worth while?
some good?for yourself and for
your fellow men. By hu lid ihg up
mir positive traits we gradually
crowd out the negative ones. We I
should try and realize that our (do
jeet is to accomplish - Something
worth while that may he of service
to those who may he less fortunate.
Our lives are what we make them,
our business accomplishments up?
rated by what we do. Our future
will he determined by tin- start we
make today. Some day there is
going to he a last sunset for you
and then it will he too late.
It is a sad sight to Watch the
"Failure crowds" - those who might
have In-eli, those who are old and
hent ami fray, those who have wast?
ed their golden opportunities -it is
a deplorable siu'ht to watch thorn
Hearing their last sunset.
It is not only a deplorable sight,
hut it should make the rest of us
that still have several sunsets In fore
us think what our last sunset may be
like. Pretty soon it is going to he
too late for us unless we take Ikings
in hand and aet now. We cannot re?
eall the time we have wasted, hut we
can prepare to make g.I use of Un?
tune we still have before us. That
time is now, not tomorrow. You can
not get ahead of time neither can
you recall the time you have wasted.
The lime you have wasted will never
he of use to you in the future. It is
lost; hut you can profit by its loss if
you will, it is up to us to say what
our sunset will bring forth tomor?
What we are today has been
brought about by wasteil sunsets. It
might all have been different if?
well, if we had only done differently
?if We bad broken away from
the idle crowds. ' If we had stepped
out away from them a long time ago
A Word About Wages
'lliis Company's largest >li m of cxpei' ?lure
is for wages; it constitutes about two-thirds oi
the lotnl expense of the business. Our aim i:t
to pay our employees a wage that will keep
them loyal to their tnsk and zealous in their
efforts to furnish service that will sntijfy our
In a system such as ours where the service
is largely a personal service, an attempt to keep
to the lowest possible point the wages paid the
employees who furnish this service may be false
economy, became to give good service there
must be high morale, loyalty and enthusiasm.
During the period following the World W.rr,
it wui this Company's policy to advance wages
only to such levels as we expected to be uble to
maintain. This policy ha: been amply justified
by the results. We have now a more permanent
force working more efficiently than ever before,
which has resulted in substantial economies for
the benefit of our pau-ons.
In 1918, the Company had pne employee
for every 37 telephone?; now we have one em?
ployee for every 49 telephones. While there
has been a 20% increase in the number of tele?
phones, thci,- has been a slight decrease in the
number of employees. Thus, with a smaller
number of employees than in 1918, we are fur?
nishing service to a greatly increased number
This increase in the efficiency of our em?
ployees has also resulted in a greatly improved
service to the public, and our records show that
at no time in the history of the Company has
the sc; vice we ure furnishing been better than
The Chesapeake and Potomac
when we were young?when we
had many sunsets ahead of us?
stepped up und out and counted our
successful sunsets at the end of each
day, it might all have been different
now. If we were only willing to take
a broader view of the situiition and
give up some of the little good timos
?the little joy rides and parties
of today?and use that time in
preparing and stabilizing our busi?
ness abilities thereby insuring us a
better future, this might be a sadder
but wiser old world; a little bit sad?
der but a great deal wiser tomorrow.
It is to put oir that little job today,
even though it does get one into the
habit of putting it olT more and more
all the time, even though it does af?
fect one's future, the future is far
away and very uncertain?so we
put it off again and again, and pret?
ty soon there are only a few sunsets
left. Failure is at hand because the
fact hasn't been realized that the
only time to accomplish anything is
now. Every where you go you see
the wrecks of lost sunsets?the re?
sults of days that are gone by, day;
that can never be recalled. In our
big cities the parks are full of them)
The prisons are overcrowded. Be?
tween each sunrise and sunset a now
crop matrialh'.cs. Tomorrow a new
day will be horn a new opportu?
nity will be given to come back?
but alas I Tomorrow night a new day
will be gone, ami with it a new crop
of failures. Some more of the un?
fortunate past will be recorded in
the history of some one, and perhaps,
that some one may he you. Remem?
ber that it is what you do today that
will make your yesterday:; appear as
inspirations for your tomorrows.
Your tomorrows never conies. Your
past is forever gone. What you re?
cord tomorrow will depend on what
you do today.
When the sun has gone down?
when your last sunset has passed,
ami the mighty eagle has winged bi.i
way across the path of gold to his
home in the dill's- the silent in?
scription on your tombstone will tell
far better than you could have told
in life who and what you are; and
what it tells will be determined l y
what you do between your sunsets.
GOOD ROAD MEETING
WILL BE IN CHICAGO
New York; Nov. IS.?With an or-,
ganlzntion that promises to be one
hundred per cent, effective in per?
fecting arrangements now under
way, the Thirteenth American do.id
Roads Congress and fourteenth Na?
tional (lood Roads Show to be held
in Chicago, January l?tli to I'Jth
next will by far eclipse in program
and attendance any good roads meet?
ing in the world. Both events will
be held under the auspices of the
American Builders' Association
the largest and oldest good roads or?
ganization in the country. Rood
builders to the number of 11,000 will
hold their twentieth annual conven?
tion in Chicago during the congress.
Many prominent speakers will at?
tend, including high officials of the
Federal Government, several gover?
nors, hundreds of state highwny of?
ficials ami mayors of American and
Canadian cities as well as thousands
of Engineers, contractors and good
WISE COUNTY CASES
DECIDED BY COURT
Richmond, Vn., Nov. 10.- -The
Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
today decided two cases from Wise
county, judgment of the lower court
being affirmed in both cases. In one
ease l>. ti. Wallen was convicted of
murdering 1). W. l.ittrell and was I
sentenced to serve twenty years in
tile penitentiary. lie endeavored to
upset the Verdict, principally on the
plea that the trial was permitted to
proceed despite the fact that two
material witnesses for the defense
were unable to testify in his behalf.
Several other" errors Were also as?
signed, lie was indicted jointly with
a woman, but the opinion did not
state what became of her case, .lodge
West wrote the opinion.
In the other case, .Monroe Gardner
was con vie td of transporting ardent
spirits and was sentenced to serve
two months in jail and was also sub?
ject tu n tine of $100.
TY COBB DELEGATE !
Atlanta, Nov. 17.?Ty Cobb, of
Augusta , manager of the Detroit
American League Baseball Club, was
today named by Governor llardwick
as a delegate from Georgia to the
Southern Commercial Congress in
Chicago, November 20-22, Fifty
five other delegates from throughout
I the state also were appointed.
I Never kick about what other peo?
ple say of you. It might be worse
if the whole truth were known.
You'll doubly enjoy that big Thanksgiving Day
dinner if you'll let us relieve you of much of the
work in planning for company.
Look through the following services?
There's nothing thnt makes a
table so attractive as snowy na
pery. That smoothness anil gloss
is a result of our painstaking care
You'll enjoy sounder slumber und
you cun provide your house -
guests with cozier comfort if
blankets are clean und fresh and
fluffy. They'll be better for the
thorough, careful washing we
Have us do them?
they will be dainti?
ly washed and fin?
ished exactly to
hooks or pins. Your
guests, too, will ad?
mire their fresh ap?
pearance and shapeliness.
THE WHOLE FAMILY
Enjoy still greater freedom from
worry and labor ? Send us the
whole family bundle. Every?
thing will he returned ready tu
wear, laundered us you would do
Insure yourself a real "thanks-giving" by phon?
ing us today.
The Royal Laundry
fTOJVlS < : A t
Many who could well afford inure expensive cars
ure showing a marked preference for Hodge
They find it easy to drive, economical t;< run,
and comparable in beauty mal oic'.-.'.incc with cars
much higher in price.
In the vast amplitude of Dodge Brothers closed
body plant, this sedan is constructed with nil the
studious precision that marks the work of the
finest custom builders.
Eighteen days are devoted alone to the 18 rub?
bing und varnishing opcrntions which arc respon?
sible for the unusual brilliancy of its lustre.
Months of seasoning precede the use of the line,
critically selected ash which gives the body its
The interior fittings, too, arc chosen with thought;
I fulness and rare good taste The upholstery; is
covered with genuine mohair velvet of a singu?
larly rich and beautiful pattern. The scats are
roomy und luxurious. "..
Steel disc wheels (with cord tires) harmonize in
a most effective way with the new gru..e and
smnrtness which Dodge Brothers have recently
brought to the lines of the body.
Tht price It tllt.O d-l,v,,,J
Big Stone Gap, Va.