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The Big Stone Gap post. [volume] (Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Va.) 1892-1928, April 12, 1916, Image 10

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John Fox, Jr.
If tlio Qnp wore not famous
for anything else, it would still
bo a funions spot, when it was
remembered that it was, and is.
and wo hope will always be the
home of John Fox, dr., whose;
stories of the Virginia mourn
tain have made his name a
household word throughout the
length and breadth of the Unit?
ed States. While Mr. Fox is a
Kuntuekinn by idrth and in
tonsoly loyal to hisnativa statu,
yot the curly history of llioOap |
is so inter woven with that of
the Fox family that wo have
gotten into the hnhil of think?
ing that .lohn Fox, Jr., hover
boTongcd any where else.
Mr. Fox is one of the few
Harvard men in town, having
graduated from (hut illustrious
university before he was tweil
ty-Olio, the youngest man in a
class of live hundred. ito is II
tree sportsman, with little of
tiie bookworm in his composi?
tion, lie plays baseball, is an
enthusiastic golfer, belongs to
the local company of militia,
bowls well and plays tennis,
and w hatever he does, he does
Through the elVorls of Mrs.1
I.. t>. Pcttit a local chapter of
the ?. It. O.'s was formed at
this place about four years ngo
and a charter secured Mi 0
0, Coo lim II was the lirst presi?
dent. At the present tune there
is a membership of over thirty {
and the chapter has done Splcil
did work along educational
and relief work lines. Mrs I,.
<>. l'ettit is now president, Mrs ;
Gi C. Cochran, lirst vice presi i
dent and chairman of the Edu?
cational Coillliiitfoe, Mis. II. A.
W. Skeeu, second vice presi?
dent and chairman of Belief
Work, Mrs. Malcolm Smilh,
secretary, Mrs. Wade Ibmier,
treasurer, Mrs. II. A. Aloxan
der, historian, Mrs. ,l.ti llagyi
registrar, Mrs. Gob. I.. Tax lor.
director of the Junior division.
Children of the
This is the junior division of
the Big Stone Gap Chapter of
the U. 1). C. it is under the di?
rection of Mrs. Gobi 1. Taylor
and has only been organized
about nine months. There are
over twenty members und en?
thusiastic meetings are hold
once a month, The present aim
of this division is to rais.-a fliiid
for a memorial to t he loj a I
slaves of the South, w hich will
be in the nature of a public
fountain, or something similar,
for the benefit of the public.
The officers of this div ision iirb
Adelaide l'ettit, president. Wil?
liam tioodloe, lirst vie prosi
dent, Clifford Smith, second
vice president. Bruce Skeeu,
\\ Idle there is no regular or?
ganization of bowlers in the
Gap, nor has been since I'900
when the bowling matches
were a part of the eolcbrution
on the glorious Fourth, yet
there are some very enthusiastic
lovers of this sport here, and
the recent tournament with the
V. M. 0. A. team from Bristol
have been very exciting. The
tliird Kanu? of the tournament
will bo played at Big Stone
(lap in a short time. The score
at present stands one game in
favor of Big Stone Gap and one
in favor of Bristol, and the next
game will, nn do?bt, he Uli
sually interesting.
Equal Suffrage
Thai the Cap la not going to
be left behind in onv progri -sjs ,?
movement is proved again by
the fact that an Equal SnlTrage
League has been in existence at
tins place for the past year, and
while no active work has been
done. no parades, and no
speeches made on the Capitol
steps, yet the League believes
just as firmly in Votes for Wo
men as if all those tilings bad
been done by the maids ami
matrons of (be Gap.
Mrs. Jnines It. Ayers is the
capable president; Mrs Miyo
Co bei I, first vice president; Airs.
Jno- W. Chhlkloy. second vice
president; Miss ICugcnih Hann.,
gurdncr, secretary; Mrs. |) B.
Savers, treasurer. On the lOx
ecutive Committee are Mis. II.
A. Vy. Skeeo. Mis. Boll! 1>.
Morrison, Mrs. 10, K (ioodloe,
Mis. II. K Hemdie! and Mrs.
I). C. Wolfe. About, thirty la?
dies belong to the League. '
Odd Fellows
The t >dd l<\dlo? s have uboui
fifty niembers at present Their
lodge room is mi the second
floor of ibe Sbeppe building on
Wood Avenue, VVli. Weekly
meetings of hoib lodges are
The prescht otlicers of the < hid
Fellows lire: cbas. T. ((render,
noble grand. W. W. l?ckley.
vice noble grand, lt. 1'. Burron,
Bcciettkry, II. II. Slemp, treas?
urer, .1. S. BehmaUi warden.
W. I!. K ilbonrno. chaplain, ami
also district deputy grand mas
of the Beboknh Lodge) Mrs.
A..I. Williams is noble grand,
Mrs. II. II. Slemp, vie noble
grand, II. II. Slemp, secretary,
Mrs. W. H. KUbotirn, ii. a ni l,
Mrs. II. 10, Benedict, chaplain
Mrs. Lola ('.demon. L> iicitbUrg,
Vii.j is the present stale presb
Modern Wood?
This lodge was organized
about ten vears ago and has al?
ways been regarded favorably
in this section. The Woodim ii
use the same lodge room as the
Odd fellows, and the present
list of Otlicers is as follows: K
II. Willis, cbnsulj Harry O
Wallace, advisor; I). K. i Irr,
district depot v; < i.e. I. Ta \ lor.
clerk. The lodge has abotu II
members at the present time.
Tennis Club,
Last year the Tennis four
nainent was such an exciting
and interesting feature of the
celebration that ibis year there
will be similar tournament with
Bantu, Wise, Norton and per
haps I'ihoville again. The
Cumberland Tennis OHlh has a
membership of fifty. it was
organized in September of ii|l t,
und was lhe champion clilb in
Your banker, your doctor, your spiritual and legal advisor, your very
"Own" dependant upon you can't help but give you the "Glad Hand" when
you purchase one of the old reliable Ford Automobiles. Low in cost. High
in efficiency. Low upkeep.
Service = l^fir-t? ?
Big Stone Gap, Virginia
the tournament Inst season.
The olltcers of the club are |{
10 Tiiggart, president, and I..
T Winston, secret.try ami
I reinsurer.
We Legan to play golf in Big
Sinne (lap in 11)08 when the
Mohn tain (l.ilf Club was or?
ganized through the efforts of
time the (lap boasts the pret?
tiest nine lode course in this,
part el the state with a total
length of 2,507 yards.
l ie (!luh now- has tin mem?
bers! II 10. Fnx is president,
.1 I' llmtie secretary and
treasurer, I). It. Savers, chair
uuin giecus committee
Quito recently, several very
interesting Ion inamen I s have
heeu plaved with the Con tit v
Cluh of Bristol.
Judge H. A. W. Skeeri
Judge Skoeii is county and
circuit .judge for the counties
of I,.'., and Wise ami is consid?
ered one of the lust cireilit
judges in the Stale. He gained
considerable prominence a few
years ago in suppressing elec?
tion frauds in his circuit, which j
has had a grc it deal to do with
fairer elect'mis in this section
lle'resides in Big Stone < lap and
is one of our most progressive
N.J. Lawson
Mr. Lawson is one of the heat
cobblers in this section and has
a shop on Kast fifth. Street,
win re he does all kinds of re?
pair wort; lor a large number
of customers.
.1 no Fox , J r., und S'
er spoi l smon. AI t
ai nth-I
You Can Gel II Riglil Hero Now! X^^^v
It is Guaranteed Harclware / W!<?Sk^^\
wiiii.v.i ;t .v. : v. \ .:.-. ? /' 'y'^W-JA \
jilGHT:TO'-1*HIS''STOKE. You will find it in Mjf'U'' f\/lWJmM )
slock and waiting for you. Yoti will find it of a n * I / f$^$$g I
very superior grade <>i hardware. You will lind it \ Ski 'ig!/.BL^iI
\ the kind tl service and sati faction. You ^^r^T^"y /^L'Jz&m
Hambl0ii J^rotliers
Stone ( Jap. \r11.
A Perfect Lunch
Two Sunshine Butler
Thins with Peanut
Uuiiei between ? ie
pcate'd ?s many limes
us capacity will allow.
The fust principle of this
stoic is to sell you tliincs
th.it tire right at the price
that's right?anil your
money back if you want it.
\Vc are going to be in
business here, we hope?
for a lo'hjr, long time.
Enemies, are too expen?
sive a luxury for us.
Vour good .void is our
best advertising.
Let us till your market
basket. Learn that wc do
what we sa>?make good
what we promise.
We want you to know
mr service.
Will Grocery Company
Hid STONI: <i \l', \\.
Tenn-Cola Bottling
This growing business, which
was opened here about eigh?
teen months ago, is owned, op?
erated and managed by our
townsman, Mr. I'. II. Bhrroh
Besides bottling the famous
Tenn-Cola liny put up all kinds
of soft drinks, which are sold
not only to the local trade, bill
to consumers in the surround
ling towns. The plant is equip
ped with modern machinery,
and is located on Hast Fifth
Street, across the duniniy bridge.
Big Stone Subscription
'i bis agency is conducted by
1). B. Bonk, who en. to tlie
(lap from Rural Retreat, eigh?
teen months ago, to accept a
position in the mechanical de
iinrtment of iho Wise Printing I
Company. He says he will
meet, or beat, prices made by
any reliable magazine or new s
paper, or subscription agency,
lie wilt make you prices on anv
magazine or newspaper printed '
in the world. His price iist
I will be mailed shortly. He
copies rooms in the l'ollj Build?
ing- _
The Village Cafe
is run by ,1. N. Carroll,
colored. '?Chef", as he is bet
ter known, came here about two
years ago, us chef at the Monte
Vista Hotel, which place be
(Bled for six months, before
opening the Village Cafe. He
has a ladies' dining room ami
n counter for men, also a de?
partment for colored people.
Rich Designs in Millinery
Ever>';worhcn wants something NEW tliis Easter,
Something "tit of the ordinary, something with oiio
inality and individuality. She; too, wants tin: price
to lie quite within the reach of her purse.
We have them here now. both extremes
and everything between.
Gooclloe Brothers Company
J. C C?W0Q
General Blacksmith
Repair Work
Carriage Repairing and Painting
Rubber Tiring a Specialty
i'iike^BS1' Big Stone Gap, Va.
for anything in
Dry Goods and Groceries
A full assortment of Standard Garden Seeds.
Seed Irish and Sweet Poatocs.
We b?ndle best grade of Cbc-p.
Big Stone Gap, - -? Virginia
Sanitary Barber Shop
G. R. VIVETH, Manager
In Connection with Monte Vista Hotel
is the place to get a
Good Clean Shave
The oldest established barber business in Big Stone Gap.
Our Motto: Prompt attention, quick service.
Everything strictly sanitary.
Hair Cuts. Shampoos and High Class Tonics.
Big Stone Gap, - Virginia

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