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____The Big Stone Gap Post.
VOL- XIX> BIG STONE GAP. WISE CO.UNTY, VA.,^EpljEjSDAYj MARCH 8, 1911. ^ ~N?7T5~ School Notes. HONOR ROLL Of the Big Stone Gap Public School for February. Ml (ill SCHOOL Third Year?Ruby K?mper, (lion sie (lilly. Second Year - Virgie I' O u n ?1 8, Laura Darnell, Gustavu Par 80U8, Rhoda Graham, Zolliej Palmer. i irs> Year?John Qiaham, SEVENTH ORADE. Section A ? Qrace Long. Section B?Gladys Lile. SI X Kl ORADE. Section A ? Maud Joints. Section B ?Howard Lile. DeWitt Wolfe, [mogotio Beamun. FIFTH ORADE. Section A -Maude Lewis. Hertha j MahalTey, Km ma Olinger, Louvinin Stout. Section B?Lelia Sholton, Nina Johnsont Worley Hood. FOURTH ORADE. Section A-'I'rnman Kennedy,! Realahd Wells. Section B?Clifford Smith, Pebble I Stone. THIRD ORADE. ' Section A?Bctilah Sholton, Kva Lambert, dale Barren, Roy i Land, Section B?Robort Akens, Hazel] Fleenor.Hvrtle Bishop, Louise Taylor. SECOND ORADE. Section A -Willie Mahal), Bessie Cramer. Section B?Dora Allen, Walter Wright, Johnnie Garrison. FIRST ORADE. Section A Martha All man, AI bo ritt < Hinget-, Bo?nie Cutron, | Ralph Lane, Daniel Lovoll, I ( His Stewart , Howard Marker, j Robert KdenS, Carl Knight, James Gilly Kmmiit Yenry.j Section B -Clifton Jay no. OOl.DEN HONOR ROLL Fifth tirade Worloj Hood. Kev. J. W. W. Shuler con dueled the Chapel exercises Thursday, in a very pointed And forceful language, Mr Shuler told the pupils they owed Satan not a cent, but that lli ij were indebted to God for every? thing worth while. Therefore, ia return for His goodness and many blessings be begged I hem to serve Jehovah their Redeem? er and King. A most cordial invitation was extended to the school to attend the meetings now being held at the Method ist church. The pat rons will bo interested to know that an Educational Rally, and Patron's Day, has 1.n planned for the thirly lirst of March. Speeches will be made by Governor Mann, Prof. Bin ford, Dr. Neighbors, Su'pt. HUlraan, ami other prominent educators We expect the pat? rons and friends of our school and hope to have all tlto neigh? boring schools join us in mak? ing this occasion a real rally ami success. The Athletic Association Iihh drawn up a Constitution, and is going to work in earnest. The entertainment given by the Association Friday evening was largely at tended. Many sincere thanks to our public spirited friends for the help and en? couragement given. Principal H. 11. Young visit ed several of his patrons at Cadet last Saturday afternoon, and was very glad to learn that the people in general in that part of the district are pleased, with the work their children are doing in school. Thoy have the right spirit, also, in that they are standing by the school authorities and teachers in their efforts to edu? cate and train their children for good citizenship ami proper living. It goes without saying that when that spirit of Co-operation on the part of the parents, is lacking, their .children soon dotect it, und are generally, because of their indifference to both teachers and authorities, due to this cause, very much handicapped in their efforts to obtain all that schot^life is desigued to give in the way of equipment for complete living. Further, the willing spirit to work is in a measure destroy eil. Teachers as a whole, 1 think, would love to please all their patrons, but, of course, that is impossible. No ono has ever boon able to do that, so we simply aim to do our duty well. Ii is all right to have feelings, but the great trouble with sum* people, they have too much feeling about certain things; especially, when it comes to punishing children. No teacher with all her good judgment and training is as capable as the mother, who very often fails to do her duty, ami for tho sake of 'false love," let's the child have its way, to punish child? ren! In truth, this is gen-rally of course, a parent doesn't! love to punish their children, then please tell me, in (he name of reason, what teacher could' possibly punish a child for tho| pleasure they got out of iff They feel they are "in locis Pareiitis ' in place of the parent, and must at Um s do unpleas? ant things for that child's wel fare. Stjll, I hope we will ever be reasonable and mete out this justice calmly ami impartially to all. Our dear patron friend, do you really think "we are so small" as to abuse such a,sat:red Privileg.itrUSted to us? I'm sorry to say occasionally we lind one who has a tendency to t hink so. Again, some parent will, in variably, jump to conclusions, after hearing only the child's Story. Certainly (he child should be heard; sit down and listen to aim; but then say, "NOW, I will go and see your teacher and hear the other side, for no one can properly ami justly decide a case if only one sitle of the evidence is heard." Here is where we fail. Parents will not do this, but on the other hand, are prone to believe literally every word their "dear little one" tells. How foolish! This does not mean tin' child is a story tidier by any means, but let us remember that it is bard for grown people to tell the whole truth and nothing but Hie truth, jusi as they heard it or saw it. Kurther, children! have a natural ability to make their side good, and you know it, or else you know nothing at all about child poyehology and have nwvet studied child-1 rein a day in your life. Hut so often the blind mother thinks her "little one" is nil angel. We hope ho will he sumo day, we see a bright future be? fore him. If the real truth were! known, I believe you would liiul that teachers, as o rule, are more ambitious for t he children I they teach and more desirous of making real men and women out of them than parents them? selves. You say 'that cannot be;" again 1 say, you haven't looked very far. The great trouble is, you' havn't the confidence you! should have in those who are conscientiously laboring for your children. 1 believe in the teachers of our South land, and believe further (hey are worthy ! of your earnest and loyal sup? port. The trouble with some pat? rons, 1 will repeat, is too much wrong feeling, and the parent, or any person for that matter, who continually goes around with his feelings stuck out like a porcupine, is certainly going to get them run against. In conclusion, did you ever hear of those parents or people who were never known to' get plOOSed? Yes, yes, they were the very first people the teach? ers were told of after staying a fow days in ' town: they wore! born kickers, ami will dip kicking; no one was ever k mow ii to please (hem, etc , etc. This, also, will help to explain a few things when school troubles come too often. .May the Good Master help us to get right. Question: What is a tattler? The one giving the best an? swer and offering the best rem? edy, may apply to Faculty of Big Stone Gap High School, and receive a liberal reward. At the chapel exercises on Monday of this week, Rev, J. B. Craft gave a most helpful talk to the children along the lines of opportunity and suc? cess. His stirring remarks were heartily appreciated by all pre-eiiI We are always glad to see our pastors. Civic League Column BDlTKp UV THK LKAGI B Meeting?, Fir-i Friday of Bach Month. The Woman's Oivia League halt] its monthly meetirg in the Federal Court t ootu Friday af? ternoon at lime O'clock, Mrs. Irvine, the President, being absent, Mrs. K, K. Good loc presided' The minutes wore read and approved, The Execu? tive Committee rep?rteda meet? ing held February 'J8 at the hoifte of Mrs. R, It. Alsovertat wliiclt mooting it was decidft! that one hundred shade trees be ordered at once, the lines of the pavements determined from dummy bridge, to the Gap, and contract for planting of the lroes awarded, 'i'lio League Iris voted fifty dollars for trees, which is inadequate, and tin1 extra twenty live dollars was donated by one of our philau I liropio members. The drinking fountain in? stalled in basement of school lias been inspected by a com? mittee uf the League and found unsatisfactory. Prof. Young has invented a simpler and more economic device, which gives perfect satisfaction. As soon as the School Trustees and Board of Health havo made l lie promised inspection, imnte dinte. action vvili he taken for installation of fountains. In column previously published, we, through mistake, said the Hoard of Trade hud donated funds for fountains. This honor falls by right, to the School Heard, who donated a smull! surplus in Treasury. All standing committees of tin- League gave a report of work dmie during the year, I which will he found summed tip in the Annual Report of the President. The literature and help from the National Civic Association having been very mengte during the p ist year, it was moved and seconded that we cancel our membership in the Association. The following ollicers were I elected for the coming vear: I President, Mrs. K. K. Uoodloo; First Vice-president, Mrs R I . Irvine; Second Vice-president,! Mrs U.S. K. Morispn;^Record? ing Secretary, Mrs. R. Hi Alsover; t'in-responding Secro lary, Mrs. L. O. Pettit, Trotts Ufer, Mrs. (I. S. Carter. We shall consider old mem-1 hers a part of us; look for their active support; and extend an invitation to any new members who wish to put a shoulder to the wheel for the improvement of our town. Second \iiimal Kcpnrl ol the PrcslJcnt In the Woman's civic League. In concluding the second year of our wi.rk. I deaire to sum up briefly what has been accomplished by the 1-e.iguc as a whole during the >?ar. Through the Membership ('omioittcc 19 members wore enroll* .! .it tin-start and others were added during the year. Payment of tines ?1.00 a year was in 't'hO League retained its luunilMirship in tin- National Association. t leaning up Day in April and Voiutl tcci Day tu May, which was instituted tin- llrst year, were observed again, with tho former good results; tircat credit, is due our gallant and responsive men, who turned but in full force and niado Volun? teer Day such a success. In .I tine we had < eniclery I lay, and again tin- League was largely assisted by volunteers; and especial credit ia due to the boys of the Hoya' Club who did ex Sellen! work in whitewashing the fence. In addition the League employed hired lalsir. and as the work was hot completed the first day, a second whole day's work was put in with * hired lore* of ten men. Several times during the summer tho league employed labor to keep the weeds and bushes trimmed in vacant lots and parka. In August the League had a very suc? cessful f lower and Habv Show. Much Interest was manifested in this, the tloral display was quite creditable, and about lift) babies iverc entered As a result of a small admission fco, about 130.00 was added to the Treasury. A number of prizes wem awarded, tor some of which we wert indebted to fetirdiffcrcul florists, who generously contributed to make the .sliuw a success T.ho,Hoard of Trade rc |M.'alcd Its generous oiler of IS.ta} for prize* for the best kept and most improv? ed premises, which weru awarded in No vember by Iho Private Homos Com- ? mittee We Teel justified lu claiming, as a r? auU Of the. Interest awakened by our work, the ini|>r\>vcir.cnt shown gencally in streets, parks and private premise* throughout the town. This year marked the downfall of "The Ark." and wu have g.ssl rea?on to tn licve that other eye sores will spctsiily follow. AT an evidence of the eo-opcratlon of our Council, an Or iliuaiicc has recently bean passed restrict? ing the character of buildings to lie erect? ed in future within the tire litnlta. The l eague tlnally accomplished the placing of eight substantial trash cans on the principal corners of the business sec? tion, and the Council promptly passed an Ordinance protecting the League s prop? erty. During the stay of the. Summer Normal the League entertained the School by the presentation of '* fairyland," and also en? tertained the ladles of the Faculty social? ly. Ami likewise an afternoon tea was given in honor of the Faculty of the High School lu I'vcvtuuvr. The art booklet of views of llig Stone flap was tlnally put on the market, and more than a hundred Out of two hundred ordered have been sold. The books have been much admired, and are helping to? ward the advertising of our town. It was voted to drop the Charity Com? mittee of the League, and unite as indi? viduals in helping In the formation of the Associated 1 Ibarltlca, I he League again undertook the is'ivlri btttlou and aale of Anti-Tuberculoala Christinas Stamps. This was put Into the hands of the school children, the League Offering a price-to the room selling the moat stamps As a result U,in stamps were sold and the League's riart resulted in |1B,(9, which was promptly voted to in- used m pu t payment for tin; sanitary drinking fountain now being installed hy the League in the school. The l eague promoted ? course of Ly? ceum entertainment under the auspices of Alkahcat Lyceum System, of Atlanta, consisting of live entertainments, throe of which have been given, all of w hich have been of Idgh order ami aati?lac,tory lo our patrons truing to complications, it does uot appear that thn Course will net s profit financially to the League, but it is hoped the loss uill he little, if any. Last spring the League appropriated I the stun of $20 ml to he expended on the planting of shade trees; the action waa taken too lato in tho season to carry into effect, and Ihe money was not used At the February meeting of the League the sum was duplicated, and the $W 00 thus appropriated. -CA;. with sohle addi? tional sums donated for the pur|H>sc. will Xh: expended immediately in purchasing and setting out 100 Norway Maple*, on Kast Fifth Street In Flat 8, which the Council has agreed to earn for and protect in the future. We are now beginning; our new year, and mir work enlarges as we go. We feel that we have accomplished something worth while in the past year, and are in bettor working condition than ever; we believe we have gained tho reaps ot and eonlUleoco III our work Of tho commun? ity. I feel sure that the work so earnestly begun is obliged to grow ami prosper. In addition to tile work already insti? tuted, I would recommend that tho work lu tho cemetery he pushed and enlarged Tho Council consented to put water In the cemetery, and is considering enlarging the grounds. The la-ague has had plans to Install a fountain when the water is put In. and tu place iron gates with s'onu rmst.s al the entrance, The cemetery is capable of being made a beautiful Spot, but inllch care and labor is needed lo ac? complish this. I would suggest that the League again make a light on the "Fly" and the "Kosqulto.'' A Committee of the League w as ap pointed to consider the developing ofi several mineral springs about the town. I think this is in line with our work ami most Important to be attended to. A donation of fill Oil was given the League to be used in beautifying the roadway through the Cap, hy planting vines and shrubs; this work should have on' ittcntlon ut once. I cannot dose this report without ex? pressing our sincere regret at the loss by removal during the year of a num'.er of our i embers, Including our former Vice I'rosklent, Mm. II. I.. Moore,and our sor? row over our loss by death of two of our beloved and most active members, Mrs K .1. Preacottand Mrs. W. J. Smith. Respect fully submitted. MKS. It. T. IRVINE, March 8, 1011. President Tortured For 15 Years by a euro defying stomach trouble that battled din tors, and resisted all remedies be tried. John W. Modders, of Modders ville, Miel i seemed doomed. He had to roll his farm and give up work. Ills neighbors said, "he ran't live much longer." "Whatever I ate distressed me,' ho wrote, "till 1 tried K'.ectrio Hit? ters, which worked such wonders for mo that I can now eat things I could not I dy for stomach trouble." Just as good i for the liver and kiduoys. Kvery bottle guaranteed. Only 50u at J. W. Kelly's Its surely a grand rente* ,.....?.!??' 1,,., .... .,/*?,' TESTS FOR SCOUTS' BADGES. TENDERFOOT. A boy on joining tho Hoy Scouts must be 12 years obi and pass a test in toe following points: Before taking tho Oath. Know the scout's, laws ami signs, and salute. Know tho history of the Stars and Stripes Tie four standard knots. He then takes tho srout's oath, and is enrolled as a Ten? derfoot, and is entitled to wear the hut ton hole badge, SECOND.GLASS SCOUT. Before being awarded the second-class scout's badge a Tenderfoot must pass the fol? lowing tests: I. Have at least one month's Berv ice as a Touderfoot. -'. momentary tirst aid and bandaging. ? 8, Sienalling, elementary knowledge of semaphore, My or or Morse alphabet. I. Trat k half a m ? in twenty live minutes; or, li town, describe satisfactorily the contents of one snop window out of four, observed for one minute ouch. ? >. do a mile in twelve min? utes at "scout's pace." 0. Lay ami light a tire, using not mere than two m ? . '..:>?. 1 7. Cook a quarter of a p nd of meat and two potatoes with oul oooking utensils other than lie- regulation kit. B, Have at least one dollar in a savings hank. Know the sixteen princi? pal points of the compass. I'M ICS !'-CL ASS SCOl'T. l'efoie being awarded a tlrst clnss scout's budge a scout must pass the following tests, in addition to tin- tests laid down for second class scouts: 1. Swim fifty yards. (N. H. ?This may be omitted where the doctor certifies that bathing is dangerous to the boys health, in which ease he must run a mile in eight minutes, or per? form some equivalent selected by the scoutmaster. > 2. Must have two dollars at least in the savings bank. i). Signalling. Send or re? ceive a message either in sema phore, Myer or Morse, sixteen ie! tors per minute. I. (io on foot. or row a boat, i alone to a point seven miles away and return again; or if conveyed by any vehicle, or animal, go a distance of fifteen miles und hack, and write a short report on it. It is prefer-1 able that he should take two days over it. 5. Describe or show the proper means for saving a life in case of two of the following accidents (allotted by the ex? aminers): Fire, drowning, run? away carriage, sewer gits, ice breaking, or bandage an injured patient, or relieve apparently drowned person. Cool; satisfactorily two out of the following dishes, as may be directed: Porridge, bacon, hunter's stow; or skin and cook a rabbit, or pluck and cook a bird. Also make a "damper" or camp sinker of half a pound of Hour, or a "twist" baked on u thick stick. Read a map correctly, and draw an intelligible rough sketch map. Point out a com pass direction without th help of a compass. I sti an axe for felling 0. trimming light timber, or as alternative!, produce an article of carpentry or joinery, or metal work, made by himself satisfactorily. 9. Judge distance, size, num? bers, and height within 'lt> per cent, error. 10. Bring a Tenderfoot train? ed by himself in the points required for a Tenderfoot. (This may in special cases be post? poned, when recruits are not immediately desired, but must be carried out within three months, or the badge with? drawn. BADO KS. The scout's badge is this: The scout's badge is the ar? row-head, which shows the j north on a map or on the com [pass. It is the badge of the [scout in the Army, because he i shows the way; so, too, a peace I scout shows the way in doing j his duty and helping others. Interest. Johnson Oily, Teno., Mar. :i. ?The "Hack Homo" movement for Southern born people in i lo? west and Northwest, inaugur? ated by the Carolina,t'linchtteld & Ohio Railroad, bus aroused ns much interest among natives of other states us among South? erners themselves, is a state? ment made by assistant indus? trial agent, W. 1). Roberts, today, lie further says that while the people of the South have been interested in immi? gration in a mild sort of way, they are now ready to co oper? ate with the railroads in getting people to come upon the millions of unoccupied acres of the South, "Hut," said he, "WO rind that they are not yet alive to opportunities which people of the north lind very profitable. 'I'll .so who Canto back from several years residence in other states almost invariably become leaders in their old home com amities, and become more prosperous than they were before they Came." Nearly all progressive rail ii.. .is. east of the Mississippi and South of the Ohio and l'otomac river are preparing to adopt the movement. A general conference for that purpose will be held in Chattanooga, Tenn., March 12, as determined in a preliminary conference at Altapass, N. 0,, last month. The industrial department of the Olinchfield road is asking the newspapers ami boards of trade tor the 'name.-, and ad dresses of 600,000 c.\-Southern? ers to distribute among the railroads at that tint I. Some of the newspapers are sending names from their subscription lists, while others are nuking their readers for them. ' ? rds of trade are gathering names; and one, in particular, has hit upon the novel plan of giving prizes to school children for securing ..ames from the par? ents. "tine of the surprising tilings," said Mr. Roberts, "has been the fact that newspapers in the North, West and North? west have been as quick to use the news value of the movement as thoj.f the South, Another litt. th?t Southern people who have been in tho West anil Northwest for an> length of time are not only planning to come back South, "back home;" but are writing letters for pub? lication in Southern newspapers advising people to stay in the South." Mr. Huberts said determined, costly elTorts are being made b) the Western railroads and Iind boomers to counteract tho" jJ.ick Home" movement. "They do not," Baid he, "relish any oppn sitiou to their long lime prac? tice of drawing upon the South anil Rast for people to puv.pas? senger f?r-s and buy worthless land " lie Said that us long as there is unused productive laud in the South within reach of markets it its a mistake to go West where thore are no markets. INSPECTS HOME FOR PRESSMAN'S UNION Bristol, V'a., Mar. :!.?George L. Berry, president of the Printing Pressmen ami Assist Mit'ti Union, lias linen in Haw? kins county a few days, in spacing the work on the homo that is being erected at Hole's i?j ngs for pressmen. He re? turned a few days ago from Washington, where he met President Taft and invited the President to attend the dedu-n tion of the new national homo for the union. The President, he says, assured hint of Iiis purpose to attend, unless some thing unforeseen should pro vent. Colonel Bryan and Colon? el Hoosuvdt also have net ?> invited. Two of the buildings are ncaring completion, and others will bo built. Wife Got Tip Top Advice. ; 11" My wife v.;ut< <i me to tako our boy to . tho doctor to euro an utjly boil." writes l>. Krankel, ofStrond, <>kl*. *T (aid put i lliicklfii'a Arnica Salvo on it.' fib,, dkt so, I and it, cured the. bolt in a ?bort time, i Quickest healer of burns, Scalds, Cuts, I t orus, bruises. Sprains and Stratfags; ' liest l'iie cure on earth. Trv it. (mly 135o at J. W. Kelly's Uro? Store.