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the Cause of Truth and Morality, or which Concerns the Welfare of the Community In which we Live, OLUME 56 LEWISBURGK WEST VIRG-INIA.FRIDAY MORNING. JULY 2l, 1922 NUMBER 48 BETTER schools demanded. flu- National Education Conven a closed in Boston last week, cyn isizi'i I many matters of import v to the n'grading the teachings it-, youth. Ajnong these none , considered of greater i,mport >t. than the increasing demand in .,1 communities for a higher nd.ird of education th'an has obtained in the past. The jllc reil schoolhouse'* of song 1 .lory has served its purpose j o.ini* out of date. With good i,l> mill adequate trnsportation ili'iis. good schools, with lirst Ss equipment and properly train jti-uliers can be .made available ;iny community, 110 matter how ill. To awaken local authorities the essential need of bettering educational facilities of the iller towns and rural centers is : of the great needs of education thi > country, accoridng to the rescii taties o the N. E A convcn 1. _ TINIEST BABY LIVES. Iraham, Virginia lays claim to smallest baby. Mrs. J W John is the mother of a two month's baby daughter that weighs ex !y I'G ounces. The child is nor ! in every way except its size, >s, takes the colic, grips its fists, 1 possesses a hearty appetite. lr. Johnson could easily hide her y ill her mesh bag, but she is proud of it for that, and takes :h pride in showing her daugh to the neighbors who call to see TO ESTABLISH 6AME PRESERVE.* I'est Virginia first big game pre will he established in Randolph nty in the Government forest ?e. according to announcement le recently by A B Brooks, chief ie protector of the State, who completed an examination of si!i'. The presere will be locat oa Ml k Lick, Otter Creek and 1\n Fork of the Creat river, and ?ontain 11.000 acres. All kinds is game including deer and bear In put out there and will be ;i'd :ii'tcr by government rangers special deputies. Sl'CCESSOR TO LAIDLEY. s I'rof. Laidley some months resigned his position as Super i iler.t of the Charleston City ools, it will be of interest to his iv friends in this part of the c to know that Dr. S E Weber, Soranton, Pa., has been chosen lis successor. Dr. Weber is said K' a competent man Mr. Laid lilled this position for forty ?s and is one of the most suc ful school men in the State. STATE FOUR? K CAMP. early two hundred far,m girls escnting half of the counties of t Virginia, in addition to visi from Maine, Massachusetts, New ipsli ire, Virginia, and Maryland nded the State 4-H Camp at ip Jackson. This camp opened 7 and ended July 17th'. It is first State Camp for girls ever I .hkI is perhaps the first of its 1 ever held in this country, he girl.; were given particular bin-! in making articles which he placed upon the .market and ? Th'e opening of a 4-H (lift [> :il Clarksburg this fall by the n Women's Clubs of the West > !'<iiii Farm Bureau Federation j work in perfectly with the 1 k that has been done in this l> ami which' will be continued I"' thirty-five county camps, rfiils will make all sorts of Ih'work, preserves, etc., for li'iown there is a ready mark Ihese articles will be .market-} 'rough the (lift Shop. 'K' nit Is receive training, also, v'|'>thing that ?gocs to make up: '-?I 'ire, or all-round girlhood. NVf?manhood. The complete jr.iai of Head, Hand, Heart and; 11,1 development is carried out, | n iiuto driven by Judd Shcpnrd li'iton in which Mrs. DcAIha '1"i' daughter were riding went a" embankment ton feci high (M> <>f Muddy Crack Mountain " nhu-sday. Mrs. DeAlba re *'?' cut on her forehead and '','1 inn hurt. I)r. Argabite at I'jt. She attempted to throw I1" into second speed and re r1' i'. ~.\(lverliHer. i>'??u \v;mi to he absolutely ' "ii't marriage is a failure, <isk I'lldws wii'o have never tried it. IiTidirii'r Valley Fair-Five days Kt 2'.), HO, 31 ; Se|)t. 1st. GAME PRESERVES. Fiw game preserves comprising more than 9,000 acres have been es tablished by the State Game and Fish Commission, as follows: A tract of 1,000 acres lying be tween Cabin ('reek, Kanawha coun ty, and Paint Creek, in Fayette county. | Headwaters of Buckhannon river in Upshur county, 5,000 acres; the South branch' of the Potomac river Grant county. 2.000 acres. Jacksons Mills, Lewis county, 1, 200 acres. French Creek, Upshur county, about 200 acres. Thi? commission announced thai about 300 ring necked plicsants will be distributed to the preserves i;i the near future. Wild turkeys and other game will be placed on them at a future date. The refuges will be closely watch ed and hunters will be punished ac cording to law, members of the com .mission said. Col. Jackson Arnold, head of the State Police, has pledg ed his co-operation with the com mission in running down violaters. The game and fish' commission lias employed H C Bowning, of New York State, as field worker in the forest lire protection work,, effec tive at once. An additional force of men will be employed during the hunting season, according to pres ent plans. WEST VIRGINIANS APPOINTED. Twenty prominent West Virgin ians have been named as represen tatives of this State on the national Economic League, of Boston, Mass., according to word received recent ly . The list includes several well known Charleston men. The .purpose of the National Econ omic League is "to give expression to the informed and disinterested opinion of the country regarding economic, social and political prob lems and to educate public thought with a view to creating a public opinion that will be a vital and con trolling force in our government." Herbert Hoover is president of Ihc league and its ofiicers are men prom incnt in ail'ais of the nation. The West Virginia representatives are A B. Koontz, E. F. Morgan, William C Conlcy, John L Dickinson, W S Halianan, W B Math'ews, R S Spil man, and W E Chilton, of Charles ton; Andrew Price, of Marlinton; John J Cornwell, of Romnev; Jno. J Coniir, W W Brannon and H C Ogden, of Wheeling; C W Dillon, of Fayetteville; V L Highland and Frank C Haymond, of Clarksburg, M M Neeley, of Fairmont; Wallace B5 Flemming, of Buckhannon; J. M Sanders, of Bluefteld, and Jajnes W. Erwing, of Wheeling. FEEDS ON GRASSHOPPERS Losing his sense of direction while flying 4,000 feet in the air, Cadet R A White was compelled to alight when Wis gasoline tank went dry. His plane, in which he was Hying from Okechobee City, Flori da, to Carlstor^n Field descended in th'e Florida everglades, miles from civilization. For two days he .marched through the swamps, often in mud knee deep, he declared, making many detours to avoid alli gators and snakes. . Driven to des peration by hunger, the flyer was compelled to subsist on grasshop pers until finally found by a Semi nole Indian boy who guided him back to civilization. Airplanes from Arcadia, Florida, finally located him after he h'ad been rescued and while being taken in an automobile from the Cvrson cattle ranch towards Immokalee. Although ill from drinking swjynp water and his face swollen by mosquito bites, he re mained in the Held hospital only one day. It used to be that when a girl danced all night her feet hurt her, but now her shoulders ache. LEWISBURG DISTRICT MEETING. The Annual Meeting of the Wo (man\s Missionary Societies of Lcw i?d)urg District will be held in Hills boro, W. Va., Tuesday and Wednes day, July 25th and 20th, the first session Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The meeting will adjourn Wednesday afternoon in time for the delegates to take outgoing trains. Each Society ? Adult, Young Peo ple and Junior, will please elect a delegate, and send name at once, to Mrs. A. C. Slillwell, Hillsboro, \V. Va Delegates will be met at Secbcrt, be sure and slate time of arrival. Mrs. W. II. Ballengce, of Harris onburg. Va., who is Vice-President of the Conference Society will be present as speaker. Do Team Work for Your County and Green brier Valley. In order that the Independent may be able to pull its full share and move in the effort to bripg our County and our Beautiful Valley before the Public it is entering upon a Cam paign for New Subscribers. It offers free a handsome Ford Touring Car to the citizen of Greenbrier County, lady or gentleman, who receives the greater number of votes in this Campaign. THE VOTES. Every person who becomes a new subscriber for the Greenbrier Independent for one y^ar, and who pays the subscription price of $2.00 in advance, between 12 o'clock, noon, Friday, July 21, 1022, and 12 o'clock noon on the TWENTIETH DAY of NOVEMBER, 1922, will be entitled to TEN VOTES ? that is for every $2.00 paid on New Subscrip tions the new subscriber will be entitled to TEN VOTES. For every Cash' Renewal at the sum of $2.00 the individual so renewing will be entitled to FIVE VOTES. Blanks will be prepared for voters and may be had on ap plication to this otlice. Subscriptions may conic in from any State in the Union. Every person who may be in arrears on his or her sub sciption to the Independent, though but for a day, shall have th'e right to cast Five votes by renewing his subscription with the cash in advance of $2.00 for one year from the day it expired. The standing of the contestants for tlie prize will be re ported from week to week and will'1 -td'.sV all votes that reach this oHice not later than 1!2 o'clock noon, on .Monday, November 20, 1022. No one connected with this otlice will be allowed to participate in the voting. The ballots will be carefully preserved under lock and key, and, at the close of the contest on the 20th of November, an impartial conynittee will be requested to count the vote and announce the result. The primary object of this contest is to place the Inde pendent in every hojnc in the Greenbrier Valley and in as many homes in other sections of the country as possible, that through its columns the advantages, possibilities and re sources of the Greenbrier Valley .may be more fully brought before the general public and that every individual living within the Greenbrier Valley may have their interest aroused and their enthusiasm awakened for our own Beautiful Valley and its future development. By helping us to reach every home we can h'elp all. It is the purpose of the Independent to advertise Greenbrier County and Greenbrier Valley as it has never been advertised before. Cut out this coupon, write in the name of the party you wish to vote for sign and send to us in a sealed envelope. I vote for of - to receive the INDEPENDENT'S HAND SOME FORD TOURING CAR. New Subscription Votes. Renewal Votes. Signed Postoflice OLDER THAN UNCLE SAM. A bit of rather depressing news conies from Greasy ('reek, Ky. "Uncle Johnny" Shell is dead, lie latives and others who have exajn ined his records and relics were i convinced years ago that he was j horn, r-s he claimed to have been, | in the year 1788. In his possession were records purporting to prove he was horn on September 3, 1788, in Tennessee. Assuming such rec ords to be authentic, Uncle Johnny was a six moths old baby when the i federal constitution went into effect 1 and the national government. began j its existence. He was eleven years I old when Washington died and a j lad of fourteen when Emerson was i born. He was seventy-live wh'en I West Virginia became a stsite and ' was in his seventy-seventh year when Lincoln was assasinatcd. A dispatch from Greasy Creek ' says the venerable mauntaitu'cr had lived for .more than 100 years 011 one farm in Leslie county. At the funeral there were two sons of the descendant, and one of these is eighty-three years older than the other. William, 90 years old, nd Albert, 7 are the two, Al bert being a son of Uncle John's second wife, who was 45 years old when he married her and is the only child of their union. By his lirst wife, who died 12 years ago at the repuded age of 122 years, Uncle Johnny had four sons and a daugh ter, who survive him, as do a num ber of grandchildren, many great grandchildren and, it is said a num ber of great great grandchildren. INDIAN TREATY BOWL IS UNEARTHED An Indian treaty bowl weighing (>00 pounds and said to be the larg esl in cxistance was found at Nim kish. H"> miles north "f Vancouver, It. C. RESERVE BANK REPORT. Total accessions of $15, 200,000 of :gold and of ?7,000,000 of other cash ! reserves, accompanied by a reduc tion of $30,200,000 in Federal He serve notes in circulation and an in crease of ?40,2000,000 in deposits, are shown in the Federal .Reserve Board's weekly bank statement is sued as at the close of business July J 12th Discounted bills held by the 'reserve banks decreased by $08, j 900,000, acceptances purchased in J open market increased by $2,000, J000 and United States securities ? by $0,300,000. Ciovernment deposits I Ml oil' si 3,000,000, while members' [reserve deposits increased by $50, j 200,000. The reserve ratio shows a rise for the week from 70.8 to 1 77.3 per cent. Deposits of imported gold, as i well as shifting of gold through the | gold settlement fund account for a combined increase of $40,200,000 in the gold reserves of the New York, Chicago, Boston, San Fran cisco, Cleveland, Richmond and Minneapolis banks The largest in tirease, $16,900,000, is shown for the New York Bank, Chicago with an increase of $12,300,000 and Boston with an increase of $6,100, 000 following next in order. Phila delph'a reports the largest decrease in gold reserves, $10,600,000, fol lowed by St. Louis, with a decrease for the week of $9,600,0y00. Holdings of paper recurred by Government obligations declined fro-in $185,400,000 to $157,600,000. Of the total held, $103,800,000. or 05.9 per cent, was secured by Lib erty and other United States bonds; I $5,400,000, or 3.4 per cent, by Vic tory notes; $32,500,000 or 20.6 per cent, by Treasury notes and $15, 900,000, or 10.1 per cent, by Treas ury certificates , compared with $128,300,000, $6,300,000, $33,000 and $17,200,000 reported the week before. PROTECTION TO FORESTS. At a recent called meeting at White Sulphur Springs the State Gillie and Fish Commission pur chased live steel towers to be erect I ed on .mountain tops overlooking forest lands. The towers were pur chased from the Blaw-Knox Com pany of Pittsburg and will be ship ped later to the points decided up on. The purchase of steel towers is a new feature in this work and marks the beginning of a campaign to improve forest protection condi tions by the new commission. Wooden towers have been used in past years but ,most of them are in bad shape and they are to be re placed by more substantial struc tures. Three 30 and two 45 foot towers were purchsed while others will be added during the present liscal year. The towers have stair ways leading up to an eight foot square room, glassed in on all sides and equipped with maps of the sur rounding country, Held glasses and other necessary equipment. A watchman will be on duty through out the seasons when there is danger of forest tires, and will have a telephone communication with' a number of deputies in his district. In this manner aid can be summon ed and the fire put out before it gets a big start. All steel towers will be placed so that tourists and the public gener ally may visit them. Trails will be built so as to make this easily pos sible. CHILD KILLED. Alexander Almira lleaster, four year-old son of Mr, and Mrs. l\ II. Heuste, of Hichwood, died Satur day as a result of injuries received when he was struck with' an auto son Oakford avenue, just about noon, lliving but a short while. From the j best information we can gain the jlad was aecidently hit by a car driven by George Ballengee, a taxi driver of Hinton, who had brought the base ball boys over. Th'e child is supposed to have attempted to cross the street and stepped quickly i?i front of the machine which was said to have been going in keeping with the city speed limit. The driver stopped quickly and inquir ed about taking the child to a hos pital, but was prevailed upon to take him to his parents home who lived near the scene of the acci dent, and physicians were called but were unable to save the little child's life. Mr. Ballcngcc stated that lie did not see the child until it was under the wheels. After a coroners inquest in which Hallcn gee was exonerated of any blame, local olliccrs arrested him and held him under bond to appear before the Nicholas County grand jury. The body was taken to Crawley, Greenbrier county, for burial. WANT TO FORM NEW STATE Bristol, Virginia has a problem 011 its hands which its citizens de mand remedied. It is unique, in that it is geographical in character. Half of Bristol is in Virginia, half in Tennessee. The State line runs the legth of Main street. In conse quence there are two complete mu nicipal governments ? two Mayors, two chiefs of police and so on down the line to two (log catchers.. An agitation has been started to solve tins and at the same time give added glory to Bristol. It is pro posed to seek authority for the cre ation of a new State. It would be a real one, the advocates say, in that Virginia would be asked to cede territory in Southwest Vir ginia, Tennessee part of its eastern lands, while Kentucky would be ex pected to ch'ip in with some of the Cumberland mountain section. Then Bristol would come into its glory and in the view of its inhabitants its proper place in the world. /\JI that is needed is the new State. EHiHT CHILDREN KILLED. Eight children ranging in age frojm 11 to 16 years were blown to pieces late last week by th'e explos ion of a 75 millimeter shell on the back porch of a house in Water town, New York. The shell, which was owned by a Mr. Workman, was one which he had kept as a souvenir and used on the rear porch to hold the doo from closing. It was believed to be "dead" The childen were playing croquet in the back yard. The shell is be lieved to have either been set oir by the hot sun or to have been struck by one of the victims with a croquet mallet. Windows within a radious of two blocks of the explos ion were shattered The shell was what is known as a "dud." The projectile had been lired from one of the six inch Howitzers during target practice of the 101th Field Artillery at Pine Plains reservation last summer. It had not exploded by fuse or contact and lay in the sand fully charged, when Mr. Workman found it and brought it home as a souvenir DIGEST OF DECISIONS. A new book containing more than a thousand pages of the opinions of the public service conijinission since its organization began in this State in 1913, has just been completed and will be distributed among those who are interested, in tha near future. The book is well bound and contains some valuable information. There is prefixed a note of explanation containing a reference to the acts of the Legis lature of West Virginia by which, the commission was created and all other acts pertaining thereto; a short history of the personnel of the commission, and a list of the cases appealed from or affecting the decisions of the commission, makes up the volume. The law which created the commission and defines its powers and duties ?s contained in three acts of the legis lature. The creating act, which was passed in 11)13, provides for four members, and committed to it the administration of the workman's compensation fund. Another act in ID 15 reduced the niunbers from four to three and removed from its juisdicion the administration of the compensation fund. PRISON INMATES. The population of the West Vir ginia State Penitentiary was boosted to a new high mark with the arrival of 1!) more prisoners from Cabell couny. The total number of people held for committing crime at the state prison at the close of th'e day, Tuesday of last week, was 1,030. A large number of the cases are re sults of violation of the federal and state prohibition laws. The pardon board, composed of Attorneys Alexander and Phillips, met at the State pen Thursday and, after reviewing a niunber of cases, recommended that live prisoners be released Three others were given their freedom Tuesday by reason of the expiration of their terms. Pocahontas Chapter of Kask'rn Star was instituted on Friday of last week at Marl in ton, by a degree let\m from Itandolph Chapter at Klkins. A charter of forty members Past (Irand Worthy Patron Stricklcr and Past Grand Worthy Matron Strickh r, of Parkcrshurg. assisted in the ceremonies. M I? Williams was installed Worthy Patron; Mrs. C C Waugh, Worthy Matron: Harp er Thomas, Secretary, and Miss (ieraMine Ilaupt, Treasurer.