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____The Big Stone Gap Post.
School Notes.
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
i irs> Year?John Qiaham,
Section A ? Qrace Long.
Section B?Gladys Lile.
Section A ? Maud Joints.
Section B ?Howard Lile. DeWitt
Wolfe, [mogotio Beamun.
Section A -Maude Lewis. Hertha j
MahalTey, Km ma Olinger,
Louvinin Stout.
Section B?Lelia Sholton, Nina
Johnsont Worley Hood.
Section A-'I'rnman Kennedy,!
Realahd Wells.
Section B?Clifford Smith, Pebble I
Section A?Bctilah Sholton, Kva
Lambert, dale Barren, Roy i
Section B?Robort Akens, Hazel]
Fleenor.Hvrtle Bishop, Louise
Section A -Willie Mahal), Bessie
Section B?Dora Allen, Walter
Wright, Johnnie Garrison.
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.
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
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?
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
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
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- ?
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?
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
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.
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,,., .... .,/*?,'
A boy on joining tho Hoy
Scouts must be 12 years obi and
pass a test in toe following
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,
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.
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
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?
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.
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?
"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
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
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.

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