The Big Stone Gap Post
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1922
Published Every Wednesday by the
WISE PRINTING COMPANY
GILBERT N. KNIGHT.Bdltor
LINDSEY J. HORTON. .Ass't Editor
Entered according to postal regu?
lation nt the post-office at Big Stone
Gup as second-class matter.
As the Editor Sees It
We admire a man who is strong on
civic pride. Such a man, or woman,
is ti distinct asset to any community
Too often a town suffers because
its clizens immerse themselves in the
business of making money, to the
utter exclusion of all other consider?
Always here are a few who be?
lieve in improving local conditions.
Through their efforts a certain
amount Is accomplished, hut uniform
improvement is only brought about
when the people as a body are wil?
ling to cooperate to that end.
Conditions in our own community
would be better, ami life would be
brighter, if all of our people had the
spirit of local improvement and the
will to. put it into practice.
Again we suggest that it is time to
look over the held and see if there is
any one in our midst who is likely
not to he remembered on Christmas
If there are any such persons the
spirit of humility and brotherly love
which Christ (aught should prompt
us to put joy into their hearts on
llow many of the children who re?
ceive their toys on Christmas day
will understand why those toys are
given them at that particular time?
How many of them understand that
had it not been for the birth of
Christ there would he no Christmas,
ami perhaps no occasion for toys?
It might he profitable to tell them
the story of the child who came into
the world in a manger and went out
of it upon a cross, that their thoughts
on Christmas morn may instinctively
turn hack to the day when the vir?
gin became a mother.
You will he spending sonic money
this Christinas?perhnps a consider?
able amount. We all do.
If you spend it with our home
merchants at least a portion of it
may find its way hack into your own
pockets. It often does.
If it is spent outside you will never
see it again, They never do.
?Since you are possessed of at least
an ordinary amount of brains, which
appeals to you?
The average minister preaches
This requires intelligence, educa?
tion, research; and concentrated
In addition, he must keep a watch?
ful eye on tin- work of the Sunday
School, conduct mid-week prayer
meetings, foster and encourage all
sorts of church societies and activi?
ties, visit the tick and oppressed,
smile tweetly over the indifference
of many of the brethren, and blaze
the path to heaven for popple who
are too engrossed in worldly aifair
The devil smiles at our parsimony,
the preacher doesn't complain of it,
and we, apparently, prefer to remain
ignorant of it.
And now, if you have borrowed
this paper in order to read this col
until, return it with thanks and .-end
in a subscription of your own. Ii
will add to the enjoyment of your
Remember Your Own
Another Christmas is near at hand,
and already many of our people are
scanning the !i-i of possible gifts.
As is our custom each year, we
again ask you to consider the claims
of the home met chant and the ad?
vantages to tie derived from trading
Consider the plight of Germany in
That country is prostrate because
it no longer has wealth. Its gold is
being sent to other countries to satis?
fy claims that must be met.
If we follow the course that is be?
ing forced upon Germany, and spend
our money outside of our owr. com?
munity, we will be taking n long step
in the direction of local prostration.
Wo nro in fnirly good condition
now, but wo will remain bo only ns
long nR we keep our money in cir?
culation nt home.
You will lind the homo merchant's
wares advertised in the local papers,
ami they will be worth the prices
Consider your own interests, ns
well ns his, by keeping your money
where you may see it :.i:ain.
The Christmas edition just issued
by the Itig Stone Cap Post, consist?
ing of sixteen pages, is a splendid
piece of work, exhibiting tasteful and
painstaking typography and excol
I lent editorial direction. The edition
is printed on good book paper and
there is not a typographical fly on i'.
The articles are well written, some
of them showing exceptional ability
Hut the biggest thing about the num?
ber, and the thing that warranted il
is the showing in the way of Indus?
tries, stores, schools, social ami civic
spit it, and scenic surroundings. This
number is a vista to the remarkable
town and its neighboring territory.
Publisher Gilbert N. Knight Is to be
congratulated, as are also those who
assi-ted him in the production of this
interesting edition. - - Craw fold's
A Splendid Ittuei
There comes to our desk this morn
ing an issue of the Itig Stone Cap
Posi which is a highly creditable
piece of work. It carries sixteen
pages, all of which are beautifully
illustrated and show marked ability,
in both the literaly and mechanical
departments. The splendid featur?
ing of the Appalachian National
Park for High Knob is of special In?
terest to The Daily Progress and this
should do milch to assist the lattei
in awakening interest in this magni?
ficent project. The views of Hoot
Owl Hollow, Powell Valley and oth?
er scenic spots which cluster about
the Knob are very line. -Daily Pro?
AT OUR DOORS
tlf course everyone is deeply im?
pressed with tile great noccils across
the water in this hour of famine ami
distress. It is very possible that we
of Virginia do not realize fully the
conditions existing here with refer?
ence to the mote than Ten Thousand
little children who are in poverty,
without clothing and food or Mother
and Father rare. According to the
latest survey made throughput our
state, the above mentioned alarming
figures and f.u Is were discovered.
Virginia- -Proud Virginia?Wealthy
Virginia Mother o I" Presidents,
should not stand for any such condi?
tion. We should help the numerous
calls from everywhere, doing our lull
duty. We should not overlook the
needs and conditions at our doors.
We cannot appeal to other sections
to help Us save and c.'.ro for the chil?
dren of our slate. I'm different or?
phanage* and children's institutions
ate doing a very beautiful, but nec?
essarily, a very limited work. The
Children's Home Society of Virgin?
ia, gathers up, cares for temporarily,
ami then homes in carefully select?
ed homes, hundreds of these children
each year. This Society is hori-scc
tnrian and has already gathered tip,
aide.l and homed over Four Thou?
sand ot" Virginia's children. Of this
number it still lias Thirteen Hundred
children as its wards as yet un?
adopted. In addition to this, the
children are appealing to them in
such numbers each month, they are
finding themselves wholly unable to
provide for the children and there?
fore are being forced to turn many
KWay. We are reliably in formed that
this tocicty has been working over?
time to such an extent that they are
now $ 15,0(10 in debt ami are distress?
ingly in need if they are to continue
to carry on this, work of saving these
homeless, motherless and fatherless
children. We wish to repeat that
this work should not be neglected.
Because n child should lose its moth?
er or home, is no excuse for that
child or these children being crush
ed beneath the foot of Society. The
w?lk of the Children's Home Society
is supported entirely by voluntary
contributions and deserves the help
of every friend of the helpless and
innocent. Do your part for these
Virginia children by helping now.
The address is .iO'.l Mayo Building,
Richmond, Va. They need money,
clothing and food of all kinds, but
especially some funds to help them
pay their debts.
At any rate, a wife with a mind
of her own i* preferable to one with
no mind at all.
Few of our thoughts ore entirely
our own. We just can't resist the
temptation to share them with othc
Ci vriphi. 15:1. ffiiwr? K'?'i " -? rn'An
IIKItK were llireo Illing- thai
Itiifph thoroughly enjoyed?
Hu- West, skiing tmtl ad?
venture, Hi- mill II.reo other
, frIlow? iiIhiiiI Iiis age. rang
lllvT frillll IllHU In twelve IllVil
?;> bceii ?kllift nil hioridrvg..
Tin- winde surrounding
country ?im iiiouiiinliioiifi
?ml Die hoys Ii.ol no trouble Unding
places to ski.
"Well, fellows.- Kalil t!?l|.|i. polsod
fer Hellen lit Hie top of the hill. "I'm
on". Here begins my greilt quest for
Santa 1 'Inns" llliil lie llliule 11 low bow,
scraping the snow with Ills cop. "So
long," mid he wiis gone.
"Hood luck." cnlleil the fellows,
lie seemed tu ltd en nml on hl h re?
markable speeil inter he reached the
h..||..111. The hoys stood nml wnt.-lied
him skihl over the mow out of sight.
Itnlph went on for (wo nr three miles
tills way. Then I.nine to 11 wooiloil
strip. 1IW rinhly cheeks glowed with
delight, ns he thought of the adven?
tures he inlclil have here.
The fur 1 her Into Ilia forest he got.
the darker It grew, until llnnlly Itnlph
couldn't see his
I111I11I before hie
only one thing he
knew of io i|o-r
feel his Why out.
That was 11 Hlow
Itlllpll I h oil B h t
any way mil of
this ilnrk hole
Would still him;
Had a Bull's Head
* and Horns.
found a p I 11 e <
where the snow
seemed to go hi
most struigiil up
llllll that tills
hllgllt lie the side of a lllotmtilln, and
If I..mid eel up high enough he
would come to daylight.
He slid down sound limes, got
hadly scratched on branches, hut that
didn't I mi her him In the least, lie iv us
iloterinineil lo eel out of the forest
The moo ut a 111 proved to he quite high
nml lifter an hour or so of clli'nhlliji
ltni|ili sal down to retii III the show
As I.led. he took ll good loot; lit
what was before htlii. What was Ilint
up on the top? Why, Ii looked like 1!
hut. sure enough ?11 place where In
Could 1. si. gel something to eat line
Itlllpll didn't rest lout:, he wanted t
gel to the hut. It was n ipioer llttt
pine.-, lie found up.eiiehlni; it. I
looked as though a pair of wind would
he eiioiiLdi to hlow It over.
Ititlpli kiiliiked t| Hie door verj
Iteiill) lor felir of kinicklng Hie lions*
ilovvii; The door opened, hut Kalpl
Minted back with surprise, for tin
ii'lijeei before him had 11 hull's head
nml horns, and a man's body, cloven
hoofs and a long lull.
"Well, my h..>," said the creahir
"Wlllll are you here for! Did >i
roine to help me? 1 usually hnvt
some hoys eonie nh.HU i'hristiua
llme." Ittilpil gave 11 shudder,
this was Ids beloved Santa Clans,
1". l.e.l and I Hiked like t Ills. Why
hadn't someone told htm?
"Who are you?" stammered ltalplt
getting up hU courage. "Are you Snnii
The creature burst out Iniigtitng. ll
sounded like thunder. He held hl I
know what 10 do
now?was in* go?
ing to Inugli 1..in
?elf to death?
Well he rather
hoped ho would.
Then the erea
turh llnnlly cohi
pos.'d Idle.If to
say, "No: hut I
follow up Klint ii
w Ith my helpers.
We I.real; up Hie
joys for 'he cldl
1I1 >ii that they
get for Christ
mas. You stay
hero tonight, w ith
me iitel i lien go
gre:it spurt breaking ii|i leys."
"No, I rflh'l st:iy." said Itnlph. Lack
In:: hway. "I am In quest of (Junta
The henst itollhlcil up with laughter
again. Itnlph ihouglij this an nppor
lime time lo make Ids getaway, so he
put on tils skis and and started down
the mountain. Dangerous? Anything
WHS hotter titan slaying With that
1 he coaling lo h
inded squarely slid
Sklmnled along the s.o.w for a mile or
more. Looking up (lie hadn'i hhd
time to do this hefore), he beheld in
front of Iiiiii a great castle, covered
with turrets and towers.
"Now. what have I g?lten Into':"
s.dd ll ilpli, aloud. He knocked at (be
door and was admitted by two queer
"Who are yon. und who lives here':"
queried Ralph. "Do you go around
breaking up toys, too?"
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Mr. and Mrs. M. I>. Mirier, of Dor?
chester, gave a delightful birthday
part i" honor of Miss Lcpftn Mob
iricttc, of Powell's Valley, Saturday
Many nice presens were given. Af?
ter numerous games were played re
freshnients were scryod such as ham
sandwiches, cake, ice cream and
grape juice, Kvery one present went
away reporting a nice and enjoyable
Those present were as follows:
Miss t'lara Jenkins, Miss Grace Jen?
kins, Miss Glcssle Whitton, Miss May
Countess, Mis> Sarah Hob, Miss Hu
by Draught!, Miss Nell liright, Mir.-.
; Xmas i
:;; A Christmas Box 1
1 is never comp 1 etc I
I without hooks. We 1
arc prepared to fill x
t y?ur wants in this :;
I line for cither chil- $
1 (Iren or grown-ups |
!| Also a complete |
j I assortment Xmas |
I Cards, Tags and 1
if Scals^ Tissue ami |
I Crepe Paper i n $
1 Christmas colors. |
I COMPANY I
A i this season our thoughts revert
gratefully lo those whose cour?
tesy, co-operation and loyalty
have assisted in our pro?
gress; mir appreciation
prompts us to express
tu you < hir thanks
for the business
yon have en?
ization, its of?
ficers, heads of de?
partments, and every?
one connected with the con?
cern, wish you the merriest of
Christmas Holidays, and the happiest
of happy Xcw Years, that you ever enjoyed
CENTRAL SUPPLY COMPANY
Kdith Toasley, Miss Pearl Tigue,
Miss Ethel Tigue, and Miss Holl Hall,
of Dorchester. Miss Mundo Wells,
of Hit: Stone Gap, Miss Myrtle Jones,
of Powell's Valley, Miss Sarah Rob
incite, of Pennington Gap,
Mrs. M. ?. Miner, of Powell's Val?
ley, Mr. Charles W. Miner, Mr. Huhe
Burk, Mr. George Bright, Mr. Henry
Baker, Mr. Clarence Quinlen, Mr.
Homer Doffs, Mr. Karl Dockery, of
Dorchester, Mr. Gibson, of Appala
ehia, Mr. Klnier Mavcum, of Powell's
Valley, Mr. Guy W. Miner, of Jones
If yo\i can't move forward in life,
Stand still. There at least will he a
few who will not pass you.
The love of women is past under?
standing?when bestowed upon some
People who have axes to grind
have no use for the man who has
APPLY AT ONCE
Taubel-Scott Kitzmiller Co.
Big Stone Gap, Va.
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