The Bier Stone Gap Post
VOL' XX1, BfG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 2, 19.37
|AncestriaI Achievments The!
Basis of Posterities Glory
iArchitectonic Projection of
jfllyKev O. Jl Moniami. Pastor SI. K. I
Serial Sermon No. 4
40 Hod having provided tomcbt-l*
l?r Ihinir. Inr u?,thai they without u?
should not I? muleperfect Heb. 11-40.
u wit* sboul Zinn, und ?o nrniind
.it....it her: tell the lowers thereof.
ij Mirk ?ei: In r bulwark*,
1 Conradsr her pstacW; lb il ma)
tell it tu the leaeretlnn rollimlnE. I'?
1 A highway of universal history has
[l>ceu emblazoned aoruss the hoary ccutu
rics by the Caravan of civilization. Like
hlaleOi-d man has never left himself wlth
: nut witness In the wake of human pro
I grcss is registered every vlclslludo of
physical experience, mental apprchen
[slon, and moral aspiration. As the tides
[of a restless sea mark the granite prom
[ontory, man engraves on the bosom of
[ mother earth the eb and llow of civlliza
! lion A causal force, a conscious entity,
coatradistingtilshcil from the things,
events sml environments among w hich
lie moves, ? hose every act embodies ?
law ofoiidlcsa progression, written in the
Isngtiago of reason, fiiaH leaves the I its -
I print of Iiis personality <>n everything he
1 touches, so builds anil works that his
I biography, from primitive liinoccnse to
i the golden age of the twentieth century
I Is wrought into (lie earth that like the
j shields of Pallas, so Inno as there re.
I in.mied ? fragmout the Imlago of tin' arll
3 sun should be reflected.
', History la a record of msn as he w as,
j as lie has been ami a prophecy of what he
Llsto.be. Greatness in man la not so
j much to bo fouiid In w hat he is nr has
< been as in what man can be. To find in
j the past self satisfaction or in the present
. iinlenfmenl would be little less than in?
tellectual anarchy that would end In
11 ial suicide
Human progress is not an iiuportctioua
freak of blind fbrco but cumulative ami
regulative force of pcisnuality lliruiigh
; winch providence Is 0|rurating to the
: olijeettdealion of Divine thought in ideal
Universal history, not simply the com
1 pilstion of fortuitous etchings of maraug
' mg rabbles or IllCOOgrueilt hordes, but
[ Hie compendium of the laws under which
i intellect and reason move to world wide
Institutions have been the "Tabula
lloaa" of civilization 011 which the nations
of the earth have left the dunlforili In
scriptum of racial bistort. Whether It
his been a silbtcrauian cavern beneath
the mouutain of hla native heath or tliu
C'ateCOltlbs, s wigwam, a hut o r a stately
mansion, a simple stone with its sacict
oil for consecration, eollussal temple or
spacious cathedral, all am the objectified
civilization of the passing age Arrow
points uo less than Oatllng guns reveal
the defensive and offensive strides to?
wards development. The wooden plow
discourses as eloquently U|miii his indus?
trial traits as Hie modern eultivatT or
heaveater, The Hall of Pillars, of Kgypt
speak across the chasm of forty centurlea
Of the intellectual force, artistic skill and
the aesthetic taste of that great people,
their faith in the silent guardianship of
proldenee or her concept of an bunioble
fate si.nrved in her native stone
Antlqe friend, ?Maul Sphinx
That cannot speak nor think,
Although, as natures scroll
Volumns of history Holds.
Those massive and Imposing pyramids
express simple patriotism and are a thesis
? mi the cherished hope of immortality.
floths and Slormans, (lucks anil Un?
mans, Aryans and Caucaatona, civilized
or uncivilized, bond ur free, legbly en
graved their character and history in
['artheiion, Coliseum, palace and temple
and through these though dead yet
speak in reasons ear, stir the silent forces
uf thought tbiough the pages of history
and from the somber ruins of seblevmcnt
01 the tw ilight of failed glory, eehoo the
shout of the charrioteir rounding the
goal, the acclimations of the popillla over
the feats of some Acliiles nr the gorgeous
return of aome wajiior redden with the
gore ol the helpless anil oclor the ideals
uf the twentieth eentuary
Institutions are apparrent channels of a
<|uass! immortality through which one
generation inherits a pnsihumus inspira?
tion from ancestral greatness builds on
their past dead reives and in turn beneath
to posterity tho accumulated wealth of
No age of the world has had such his?
toric antlcedeuoe. auch political and so?
cial environmrn or iiiherites so uoblu an?
cestry as this sge. Every age ami dime,
people and tongue have paid their tribute
to this golden sge of human history.
Among Um nsllot? of the earth 11011? can
boast of ?0 peerless a heritage an we. "The :
lines have fallen unto us in pleasant I
places.yea we have a godly heritage". In- :
corixiratcd in our constitutional foumla- |
ttODS are to be found the highest Ideals
and means to an unprecedented civlll7a
lion. Ancestral nobility and Mile States?
manship and deep reverence and w ell <h?
Qned piety form the comer stone of our
civic, political ami religions life, foster
and for-lfy Inhcrant rights anil provide
for the largest latitude to Intellectual
genius and spiritual development. Phil?
anthropy, that priceless Jewel of national
brotherhood, ornimented the breast, ani?
mated the life and nerved the aim of CO
lonlal manhood, gave color to every
schleTtncnt, outline and form to every
Institution faith ami fortitude pushed!
back the shadows of barbartain and su-i
perstltlon, supplanted the glowing camp-1
Ore with a rudi domeito, hewed (Vom tlie I
native forest a templi f--r the triune Ootl
and provided for public Instruction,
Utility gave form and ideality ornament
to the monumental achievmcntk of brain
and brawn conserving to their day and
generation such equipment ami environ?
ment as contributed to the maiitalnancc
and development ol the highest type of
manhood, seciirad mental stimulus and
originated such ideals as were eompara
bl?* to the national problems mid social
exigencies of national existence. I'ro.
iei led a system of industry ami commerce
that would Utilize the latent wealth in in?
line, lorn the "happy hunting ground"
into a waving field of husbandry and set
the wheels of industry to the music of
the century causing the' WllderuOM id
bloeom a? the rose.
The static forces of ancestral character
built into our institutions! glory navel
wrought OUI constellation after" constel?
lation of heroes like our Washington, I
Webster* and I'lays, to adorn our histor?
ic horrlsoh. These forces have given en
dowtnon! and inspiration to every pro
feasiou.and vocation founded in the fertll
brain of man or necessitated by the intri
oaole* of colos-al life, spread the canvass
and furnished the prospective for the
most unwonted attainment* in art. built
and furnished the labratory and provided
equipment fuTsciontlHa research and ex?
ploration, unshackled the mind, fostered
faith in und worship of a personal Qbd
What an inheritance, such ancestral
characteristics What ancestral reward.!
the achiovmchta of this age. What
causal force our Institutional ant ice-j
dencc. This peerless civilization what an
Institutions) form* are trasltory. Or?
ganising principlea are casts of persons!!
ly ami are eternal. Evolution* of life I
strew the highway of progress With thb
skeletons ot primitive glory. Life cannot
be holden of the dead past. Life seeks
an ever increasing Isttltudc The eosyj
homo of the cry soli* la to olicumscrlbcd
a throne for the winged butterfly. Kver
increasing civilization necessitates ever
expanding avenues fur its expression.
The primitive implements of husbandry
arc insuttleienl for landed estates. Vast
prarles am! world market* consign the
crude to the obarnol house of past
glory or to some impleroentsl hall of
fame and the gang plow moves across the
prairie. Mammoth enterprise* and in?
ternational commerce have antiquated
former manor and means of transporta?
tion. Business compartments .mil Indus,
trial plants have been replaced by the
modern steel structure that neks an al?
titude that comport* with the requirtucnta
of the age and conveys the ideal of this
That nation, people, or institution that
tails to catch the movements and spirit of
the age write their ow 11 doom, and will Is
soon committed to an unmarked tomb to
become a foselized relic of an antiquated
We have arrived at an institutional
1 tontlnued on page I
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C. B. Ramsey, Agent
Norton, - - Virginia
Health Commissi oner Assures
Scientist He will Be
to Test His Cure
Richmond, Va., March ?
Should Dr. Friedrich Friodmanu
lind it possible to visit Virginia,
he lias been assured by officers
of the Slate Hoard of 'Health u|
most hearty welcome and every
possible facility for demonstra?
ting his cure.
Health Commissioner Wil?
liams in extending this invita?
tion tu Dr. KYiedmann wrote
the (ierman savant that the
patients at the State Sanato?
rium at Catiiwbn would wpl
come linn with open arms and)
tliat the stall' at the Sanatorium
would render him every possi
hie assistance i n making a
thoiOUgll demonstration of his
treatment. "From many parts I
of the State," wrote Dr Wil i
hams, "we have rcceivod re-1
quests that we do our utmost
to l-ring yon to Virginia and
give you opportunity of demon?
strating your new tuberculosis]
cure. We very gladly second
those requests as we think the
duty of public health officers
should be to encourage investi?
gators in every legitimate way |
? The State's health officers]
will do their utmost to bring
l?r. Friedmann to Virginia and|
to giVe his cure n fair test, hut
are anxious that (heir invita
lion to the (ierman Bcieiltisl be
not inisuiiderstobd, "We are
open to conviction," said an
officer of: the Hourd in discuss?
ing; the matter this morning,
"we sincerely hope that Dr.'
Friedmanu's discovery is valua |
hie and we certainly shall not '
ho a party to any effort to die
credit it in advance A- a bac
leriologist <>f experience, Dr. I
Friedmanu is entitled t" the
most respectful consideration.
He will receive it if ho eun
come io Virginia."
"We are, however, most anx?
ious that the public and espec?
ially the consumptives of lie
Stale defer judgment until the
Friedmann remedy has been
tried long enough and under:
conditions sufficiently diverse
ti> demonstrate its merit. The
fact that some of the patients
given the treatment have shown
marked improvement should
not he accepted as proof. Uiv
der existing methods of treat1
merit, many consumptives im?
prove from the very lirst, and
at the Stttle Sanatorium, as at
other Sanatoria throughout the!
country. Borne patients gain,
weight from the very day of
thoir admission. Dr Fried?
mann has treated a number of
early incipient cases, some of
Whom would have improved if
given the open-air treatment.
;This does not moan that his
I remedy has no merit-, it rather
means thai the merit of his
euro has not yet been proved.
We hope the doctor can come
to this Slate anil lo gin a more
The public need not fear tiial
Virginia will he hackward in
this matter No question of
I professional ethics is involved,
and even if there were this I
[would not stand in the way of
(giving Dr. Friedmnnn n fair
chance to prove his case, Should
I tlio lasting merits of his treat
jment bo proved, the State An
| lituberculosis Association will
raise a fund and w ill see that
'the remedy is purchased for
distribution in Virginia."
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! 30. J. S. CIIBYNEY, Qeo. SnsPt
Jiio A. Moore, who Im? a
stand on Mit in Street, nml lns:
son, Bdgar, wort- both severely
burned about the hands with
burning gasoline one night last
Little Alpha Patrick, a third
grade p u p i I, wns severely |
burned several days ago in
starting a fire in the kitchen
stove by n flash from the lump
oil with which rhu was Mart
lag the Uro. Her face was ul
tno8t one blister.
Miss Charlie Rebn Orr, the
popular primary teacher in the
school at this placo, went up to
Norton on the interstate Kri
day afternoon to attend the
burial*of Mrs. Lotchdr Qilly,
who (Iieil ut that place Thurs?
day morning of blood poison.
Misses Leftwich and McKen
sie expect to spend the week
end With friends in Norton and
Prof. Blake, of this place,
joined Iiis sister. Miss Allio, ol I
Norton; and Miss Scruggs, of
the same placo, In Hit; stone
Gap Sunday, where they were
the guests of the Presiding
Klder and Mrs. Martin.
Miss Elizabeth Richmond,
of Dryileu, and her Bistei'j Mt--1
Pat, primary teacher in t he
Cumberland High School, Bw
lug Virginia', were shopping at
Koni and McConncll's Satur?
Prof. Montgomery, of Tom's
Creek, spent Saturday in Appn
luehiu, mid If hi y d Cieek escort
etl him home Sunday .ruing
and ripent the day, Miss Heat
rice Gobble ulsO went along Id
visit Miss Kuth \\ hiteheud.
If the town cows will kind!)
keep to the eommolis anil tin
pike, the school children ol
some of tiie lower grades will
trv to beautify their disgrace?
ful looking school yard with a I
few flower heils this spring ai
at he expense of considerable
Mrs. \'ilas and Miss Li I lie
Wells Were buying Spring he.nl
gear at Ford and MeCoiiueil'S]
Dr. Harry Smith also went
to Tom's ('reek Suinlav .
J, s. McC innell has just pur
charted from M. D. Richmond a
residence lot adjoining that ol
which Mr. Richmond has ru
cently huit a residence for him
Self ill the Blpudoll Aihlilton.
Mr. McConuell expects \<< build
in the near future.
An uusightly building be
tweeti Aniburgey's a u d the
I'osi otliee is being torn down,
having been condemned us un
snfn by the town authorities
Dudley Inghmn.of Cooburil,
was down Sunday visiting
friends in the Bfbudoll Addi?
Miss Gertrude Moore a n d
Lucile and George Dunn are
now pupils in the A H. s. from
the St. .lames Hotel.
Tom Walker, "that nice fat
traveling man," spent Suilduj
East Stone Gap
Miss Corn l.ee Collier was
the charming hostess of a birth !
day party at her home here on i
last Friday night.
A moil"; those present werei
Misses Bonnie Wells, Ltiru
Richmond, Virgie Meely, Lu
eretia,Collier, Nettie Williams,
Delila Williams. Bessie T?te,
Grace and Oreno (Silly, Kdnn
Stewart, ('ora Collier and Kuth
Lee, Messrs. Clarence Reed,
Lawrence Hobbs, of Mendotn;
Rhen Wells, Rtifus and Dave
Neelv, Newton Collier, John
Shipley, Adlni Collier, .lohn
Lee, ('besser Hood, Ora Much
lunan, Krank and .lames Gilly.
All of tho-n pr> s-nt bad a
[good time On Miss I ollin's 15th
birthday. Cake, ice cream.
oranges um! otlu r ri freshmenls
Miss Gertrude Wells, of
,OBaka, spent Sunday in Bast
Mr. and Mrs. Worley Kil
b'itli'li, of Cadet, visited Mr.
and Mrs J. B. Richmoinl Sun
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