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The Big Stone Gap Post.
VOL. XXV, BIG STONE GApT WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBgR fll lot7 No. 44 Town Im? provement (Coiilrlbutvil) We rend and hour d groat deal these days as to the influ? ence of factionalism in retard iug til'' growth of a town. And while it is true t hat many towns lire hold hack from a pronounc? ed and gratifying growth by the factional lights within their routines, it is not always the ease, nor is it, inevitable. You have doubtless heard citizens of more than one town remark: "No use to start any? thing for this lowu; it divides on all questions and the fae lions start lighting ?'ach other, and as a consequence nothing is done." This state of alfairs is com? mon in any town. Factions do exist, and do light each other. Hut still there is a way around this if the citizens of the town can be brought to qce things in their true light, and will all agree to use a little 3om nion sense with which Provi? dence hue endowed them. ] Wo must recognize the fact that there aro factions in all towns Nevertheless, not all towns permit these factional lights io retard their prosperity. The reason for this is that the citi? zens of these towns have the sense to realize that prosperi. ty for this town means prosperi? ty for all in the town. Let us take an example. A proposition is up to secure iionio industry for your town, it is something that may possi? bly not directly dITect but a small proportion of the popula? tion. Possibly thai small ele? ment may all belong to one of tho warring factions. Is that any reason why tho others should oppose it? Decidedly not. Kvery citizen who bus real prosperity of his town at heart will at once routisee that a direct benefit to the town is an indirect benefit to himself; and, while doing all he can for the HUccoHS of bis own crowd, will carry bis efforts to tlie extent ot depriving the town of a tangible asset. And therein lies the keynote to the success of many towns, regardless of the fact that they are us badly divided into fac? tions as others. They have the sense to see that when their town is deprived of a profitable industry which it might have secured, no one has an oppor? tunity to benefit from it. Had all agreed to pull together and secure it, then each could have a lighting chance for the bene? fits. Hrielly, tho live town does its scrupping after they have se? cured what they go after, in stead of before. The live town roulizes that all must work to? gether to secure, but the scrap? ping must be limited to the control. No doubt many of our readers are acquainted with just buch towns. Whilo they aro no strangers to factions, yet when anything is proposed lli.it is plainly to the advantage of the community, the cohesion and oo operation is instantaneous. They have the good sense to know that they can't divide tboir loaf before they Bocuro it, and that this first consideration of securing it demands undivid? ed effort. And right hero is a point we wish to stress, uml one upon which too much emphasis can not possibly be pluced: Don't carry your factional scraps to the extent of doing your town an injury or depriving it of a benefit. You would bittorly resent tho :churgo of disloyalty to your town. Yet every lime you knock it, every time your act deprives it of a bunelit, just so ; of ten yon ore disloyal. This principle will hold good in nil things relating to the prosperity of the community. (lot this kind of a spirit in your heart: "Wo will all stand together for every possible hene lit to our town. If there must | be a scrap, let it be over loaves and Ashes:already secured." I American Red Cross Notes The Big Stone Gup (Ihuplcr of the American Hod Cross sen! j their Urs I shipment from the work room to Washington this' week: 420 pillow cases 101 sheets 120 dish towels !M water bag covers :t'.i pair bed socks 1711 dozen I inch sponges 10 " triangular bandages 115 " I inch bandages .Mi " 2 inch sponges 101 " I inch compressors :il " :i inch hnmlttgcs 2) " crinoline btindagus :i! " outing bandages 11 " I inch outing band? ages ? " font tailed bandages IIS " I inch muslin band? ages i) operating socks 2*,l pair pajamas 78 bed shirts S operating gowns 00 comfort hugs 320 napkins IliS tray covers II bed sleads 12 nightingales Koilllni Hi pair wristlets ii sweaters 10 pair sucks 2 helmets ?I hiufllers The brunches are I tod a, Sto Inega, Keokee, Ininan, Appn | luchia, und they came to the j front beautifully with their work. Will all women come to (he work room and help make an? other shipment': There are only a few working now and we need help so badly. I From Turkey Cove Our boys who are in training at Camp Lee, Petersburg, are getting along nicely und aro well satisfied. They only wish for a box of apples or something from home. Mrs. I. N. Clarkston, who has been very ill, is better lit this writing. Joseph Iv Orr, of Penningtpn Gap, spent Sunday in tho Cove. Among those who intended the "Birth of a Nation" were Mr. and .Mrs. .1. J. [lessor, .Mr. and Mrs. Cass Wade, ttoxie Wyatt, Ohas., dim and Roy Keasor, Mrs. .1. B. Skeen and two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Wade, Miss Mabel Murker, Miss Mildred Price, Mr. and Mrs. S. 11. Davis and daughter, Miss Mabel, P. M. Clarkston anil daughters, Misses OUie and Abbie. Harry BaUghman, of St. Charles, spent Saturday and Sunduy in the Cove. Misses Delia ami Gm ma Col? lier spent Sunday evening with Misses Mabel and Katharine Davis. Miss Mabel Davis, who has been ill for the past few weeks, loft Tuesday for Pennington Cap, where she will take treat? ment. Wo hopo Miss Mabel will be able to enter school again in a few da) s. | NOTICE I We will huvo a piano tuner j from the Baldwiu Company hero about tho lirst of Novem? ber. Write us at oneo if you want your piano or player piano put in good condition. C. C. Blnnkottship, Appalachia, Vn. "by GEORGE M.COHAJS/ JOHNNIE, gel your gun. get your gun, get your gun I Tako it on tho run, on the run, on tho rvnl Hear them calling you and me, Every ?on of liberty. Hurry right away; no delay: go lodajrl Make your daddy glad to have had such a lad. Tell your iweetheart not to pine. To be proud her boy't in line. CHORUS Over there, over there - Send tho word, (end the word over ther? . That the Yanki are coming, the Yank? ax? coming The drum? rumtumming everywhere So prepare, tay a prayer: Send the word. ?end the word to be war?. We'll be over, we're coming over. And wo won't come back till it't over, over there. JOHNNIE, get your gun, get your gun. get your gun! Johnny ?how the Hun you're a ton ol a-gun! Holtt tho flag and let her fly. Yankco Doodle do or die. Pack your little kit thow youi grit, do your bit; Yankee* to the ranki from the lowm and tho tanks, i Make your mother proud of you I And the old Red. White and Blue. Radford Nor? mal Notes Di\ Alexander Johnson, of Philadelphia, delivered u course of lectures at the Normal School on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Ho spoke at tho chupel exercises, und also on Tuesday night in the auditpri rum. Dr. Johnson is a distin Iguished lecturer of national reputation. Wednesday hound Dr. J. P. McConnell leave for a tour of South west Virginia. On thisicampaign they will deliver fourteen addresses. Among the places at which they will speak are: Saltville, Damascus, Bris tol, Binory und Henry College. Virginia Intermont Col lego. Gute t'ity, Norton, Lebanon, Tuzowell, Qruhum, Bluciiold and Princeton. Thursday thev will he joined by Dr. J. T. Mus*, tin,Secretary of the Stute Hoard of Charities and Corrections. This campaign will deal with various social and educational problems, and also with some of the problems arising from our present war, including Pood j Conservation and War Relief Work. Mirs Ninde, the physical di rector, Airs. Dobbins, theschool nurse, and Dr. Noblin, the school physician have just 'completed the physical OXunu i nation of the students, which j includes u complete record of the health history of the stu? dent, her measurements, heart, lung and nervo test. These records will be used by the phy? sical director in determining the physical requirements of the students. They will he kept on lite and the physical im provement of the students through their school life will be shown. The entrance to tin; Normal School grounds will in tho next few weeks be greutly improved and beautified. Stone pillars will bo erected at the entrance] in front of the Administration Building, and also the entrance to the dormitories, and iron gates will be provided. Hedges | of privet will be planted along Tyler avenue. This will add very much to the attractiveness of the campus. Wedding Announcement. Tho followiug engraved an? nouncements have been receiv? ed in the Gap, which will be of I interest to a large number of people. Mr. and Mrs. Thomm, iVtlanu Oaines announce the muirlage of their (laughter Welhelniina Hunan to -Mr. Kay Wendell Horton Wednesday, October the twenty-fourth niiietceu hundred and seventeen l.loyd Moaiorial Kpiscopul Church Notion, Virginia At Home Kuat Itadford, Virginia. Soldier Sells Bonds. [tarry Jessee, who in among the Bevernl Big ?tone Gap boys who tiro now in training at ("amp Lee, spout last Friday ami Saturday in towu selling Liberty Loan Montis anil visit? ing his parents and greeting his many friends. Harry, like a number of other soldiers, wero given a short leave of absence to sell bonds in their home towns, and if they could sell as much as (600 worth their ex? penses would lie paitl by the] government. In this Harry | (turned his expenses many liinon over, as he was given the glad hand by everyone he approach? ed and at the conclusion of bis Iday's work he found bis sales had reached the phennminul figure of $15,000 and Sunday nftornoon he returned to Camp ; I.e.- feeling his visit had been ' worth while. Of course Harry was asked many questions about the other l?g Stouts (lap boys, till of whom he said were in good health and were making fine soldiers. They were somewhat I dissatisfied at the beginning, lowing to the sudden breaking I off of family ties, but now so much had been ttotie by Uncle Sam in the way of establishing i amusements of all kinds in the camp it had made the boys Ihappy and they had begun to lake a liking to the life of a soldier. They have base ball, hexing, volley ball, basket ball and foot ball, all of which are frequently indulged in. There is a moving picture show, a piano and an Kdisouolu in the V. M. C. A. building. Services are also conducted in this build? ing every Wednesday und Sun? day. The auditorium has a capacity of live hundred and it is packed at every service, i Harry was recently promoted to the position of MessSerguant, but has not yet received official appointment. Joe it. Grill and James Veary have also been promoted as corporals. Fleming?Cralle. Announcements have been I received in the Gup of tho mar? riage of Mr. James B. Fleming, oldest son of Mr. ami Mrs. Rob? ert Fleming, of Norton, to Miss Anne Lee Cralle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grief T. (Jralle, of Bluckstone, which took place October the sixeeenth at the bride's home at Blnckstone. j After an extensive bridal tour to Now York and other eastern cities Mr. ami Mrs. Fleming will be at homo to their many friends after November the first at Norton. George W.Wallace and Willio Muhau, who are working at Botla, spent Sunday in town with honu-folku. New Lumber Plant Has 25,000 Acres of Fine! Virgin Timber in Virginia. Ellis H*. Wilkinson, of this city, nnd R. Tute Irvine, of Hit; .Stone Gap, have completed the organization of tho Stony Creek Lumber Company, one of the largest concorns of its kind in this section. The new company, controlling a tract of 25,000 acres of virgin timber in Wi?o and Scott couuties, will have its headquarters at Fort Black more, in the beert of one of the best timber sections of South? west Virginia. The officers of the new com? pany will bo 11. Tute Irvine, president; E. 11. Wilkinson, general manager, and S. <i. Edmondnon, of this city, treas? urer. Mr. Edmondsou was formerly secretary of the Reedy Creek Lumber Company. The Company lias already begun extensive preparations to equip and build the plants. A force of workmen is now on gaged in building a branch railway six miles in length to edge of the timber. In addition to this more than twenty miles of narrow gunge railroad will be constructed in the vicinity of the main plant. A band mill and numerous other buildings will be elected. Tilt! officials of the company expi-bt to be in operation for 16 or 'Jo years. They expect to have every thing in readiness within the next six months. Het wean 160 and 200 men will he employed. A large camp for the men is now under construe tion. Tho seat of operations is located about * 60 miles from here. They will be in direct communication with the Caro? lina, OlinchAeld and Ohio Hail way and will make most of the shipments over thut road. Mr. Wilkinson is one of the best known lumbermen in this Beetion. For the past four years he bus been operating a plant four miles from Kingsport, where he has completed a large tract. IIis associate, Mr. Irvine, is one of the leading men in Southwest Virginia commer? cially and politically. -Bristol Herald Courier. The Army and Navy Work Under the Auspices of the Y. M. C. A. The whole United States has been called on to promote this, great work, which is the au? thorized agency duly sanction? ed by President Wilson to care for tho social, moral and phy? sical welfare of the soldiers and sailors both in this and foreign countries. At a meeting held lecuntly in New York under the leadership of Dr. John B. Mott, a great statesman and Y. M. C. A. worker, at which wore repre? sentatives from every Stato in the eastern military district, a full representation from the State of Virginia was present, and ut this meeting 1 was elect? ed Stato Campaign Chairman. In undertaking this work, 1 must have the co-operation and support of our leading business and professional men. Many of the leading business men in every part of the country tire [giving upthoir whole time to this work, and no one, who looks into tho great good that is being done by the Army and Navy Y. M. C. A., can but feel tho obligations of doing every? thing possible to promote and sustain this great agency. We must give our hearty support I to tho work that is now being jilone in tiie camps nml posts es | tablished in the United States. It is tiio one means of protect? ing our boys from great moral and physical dangers and it is our duty to give them every comfort and healthy recreation possible, and this is the only means of doing it. This great agency iB now bo ing appealed to by Russia, unit Or. Molt said that the military, religious and government au? thorities stated that it was the greatest factor that existed in appeal jug to ih.- Russian sol? diers und huipiiig ItteiU to sus? tain the tottering morale of their army, an army that is now holding 151 divisions of Herman soldiers. Italy, through the instrumen? tality of Mr. aiij 10, a son-in-law of President Wilson, has recog? nized the necessity of the Army und Navy Y. M. (J. A., und the authorities are now calling for two hundred American Mecre t'.ries. Qenerul Pershing niid Geiier al Serrail, of the French Army, slated to -Mr. F.ddy, who bad just returned from France, that they wore depending on the Y. M. 0. A. to protect the French und American Armies from the moral anil physical dangers that existed in a most alarming extent around their armies. Our boys have gone and given their all, and it does seem that it is little lor us to tie, who are living tit home in comfort ami often luxury, to contribute to maximum to keep them lit ami free from ill the temptations to immoralities that surround llioni?dangers more fearful in results than shells and bullets. A campaign for funds haste-on ordered, beginning November llth 'through Noveinobr l'.'th, anil everyone who is interested whatever, not only in the wel? fare of our boys, but i i the suc? cess of the preparation of our Army, should show the deepest interest in this movement. 1 am submitting this state? ment, sincerely hoping that you can tie enlisted for full service in this great cause. Respectfully submitted, T. M. (Jarrington, State Campaign Chairman. World Wheat Crop Off One Per Cent Washington, Oct. 36.?The world's wheat crop is 1 per cent less than it was last year for the countries that thus far have reported to tho International Institute of Agriculture at Rome. Cablegrams to the De? partment of Agriculture from the institute issued today place the production at 1,778,000,000 bushels. Production of rye shows a 5 2 per cent, ducreuse, barley a decrease of O.a per cent., ami rice a decreaso of 10.7 per cent. Corn production increased 211.7 per cent, over last year, anil oats 10.3 per cent. Series of Lectures for Social Workers Enlisting the services of prom? inent social workers uu speak? ers, a series of lectures will be given during the winter for the benefit of the Richmond School of Social Economy. Included in tho list ure tho following: Dr. J. T. Mastin, Secretary of tho Stute Board of Charities and Corrections; Judge J. H?ge Ricks, juvenile und domestic relations court; the Rov. W. J. Muyboo, D. D..Children's Homo Society of Virginia; Miss Holou Blnnton, bond of social servico department, Howard hospital, I Philadelphia, formerly of Rich? mond; Mrs. Kulu Young Mor? rison, director of publicity, War Relief Association of Virginia, a member of the staff of the Time s-Dispatch. ?Richmond News-Leudur.