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"wi:"i)nk~s"d"Xy^W.1T, mi7 Fnbiisbed Ever/ Wedna?d?y by tho WISE PRINTING COMPANY, Im-ovfto rated. OIUOERT N. KNtaitT, - Editor. UINDSEY J. HORTON. Aas't KdltOr Onu Year, - si.OO Six Months, - .CO Throo Months, - .26 Kntcrcd according to poatal regulations at tho pwt-ollleo at Hlft Stone Gap as too em! - class matter. SUBSCRIBERS are earnestly ro quested to observe the tltite print eil on tbeir mbiress slips, wbich will 'keop them nt nil timos pnslotl ns to tbo dato of tbo expiration of tbeir sub? scription. Prompt and timolv attention to this request will save all parties a groat deal of annoyance Aiding the Enemy. Just now thin is a familiar pbrase in American life. Ex? actly what iH intended to be 00nveyed by tho pbrase many do not seem to understand. It might be well to study it close? ly if wo are to be loyal citizens as our government expects us to be. First, it is not at all neces? sary that we actually minister to tho enemy's wants, in order to come under the meaning of the term. There are a thousand anil one ways?indiroot ways? of aiding an enemy. Our pres? ent enemy is fully aware of this fact, and his knowledge is shown in his extraordinary activity in our country. One of the most effective ways to aid a cause it> to de? stroy the morale of its oppon? ents, If dissentioii ami strife can be sown in its ranks, those of themselves will Boon bring about its downfall without much effort on the part of its opponent. Unfortunately, there seems to b4 current in this country an idea that any course of action is permissible that is not di? rectly prohibited by statute law. Acting on this assumption, opponents of the government claim the right to criticise this government's notions because our c.ousiituiion guarantees to all freedom of speech. Such people profess to bo unable to see wherein they can be accus od of disloyalty in exercising a plaiu right guaranteed by the constitution. Fortunately, however, this mine question lias arisen before in this country. In the war be? tween the States, President Lincoln had the same difficulty to contend with, and he went directly to the rt it of the mat? ter and tlefiin 1 for all time the rights of oitiz ns as to freedom of speech in times of national peril. Hear him.: "He who dissuades one man from volunteering, or induces one soldier to desert, weakens the Union sniise as much as ho who kills a Union soldier in battle. Vet litis dissuasion or inducement may be so conduct? ed as to he no il ell tied crime of which any end court would take cognizance." President Lincoln went far? ther and assert..'d the indisput? able right of the government to suppress- all action and speech thnt had for its object, or tend? ed to, the weakening of the government forces. Men of America, our boiib and brothers aro on the tiring line, defending the honor of a people that know no master. Thoy nroj shedding their blood to make permanent lite liberty bequeath? ed them by other lighters of an other age. Can we stand and see them stabbed in the back by professed friends, while thoy ore baring their breasts to our country's foes? The man who in this emer? gency opposes his country's course through ignorance, should be reasoned with and enlightened. He who by such notion would give nid to the enemy, should bo scut to join that onoiny?at once. He's a misfit hero. The Retail Menace. Government action in food prico regulation haH had some splendid results. No careful observer of events can doubt, that without such action,prices would now bo at a prohibitive height. Hut the abuses have not all boon eliminated. True the big sharks have bad their tooth effectively extracted, but there nro stiil a multitude of smaller fry whoso activities uro us strenuous as over. For instance, reports come from various cities that juices of vegetables nod perishable fruits have been exceptionally high, while in these sumo local? ities fanners have had these same commodities to spoil on their bands for want of a market. There can be but one reason for this?collusion between the retailors. This collusion is greatly aided by the average city marketing regulations. In most cities the restrictions placed on hucksters and ped? dlers are very stringent. These restrictions virtually protect the retailers from all competition, so that the "gentlemen's agree? ment" is easily maintained. In the present emergency it is a question if it would not bo the part of wisdom for all our cities and towns to entirely abolish peddlers' licenses at least so far us food stuffs tire concerned. This would insti? tute a healthy competition that WOUld have a very salutary effect on food prices. 9,400,000 Liberty Loan Bond Subscribers. The Government wanted |.i, 000,000,000 on its second Liberty Loan offering, and would take half of any oversubscription tip to the amount of $5,000,000,000, which was suggested for Bcnti mental effect. It has been otter? ed i 1,017,033,000 and by 0,400, 000 subscribers, This is an oversubscription of p-l per cent., against one of 60 per cent, on the first loan of $2,000,000,000. Hut the number of subscribers bus been more thttn doubled ami within four months of (be tirst loan. This huge number of sub. scribers is the bin fact of the second loan. Great Britain's supreme ofTorl of ?lost winter produced u little more money, hut it was a year and a half in preparation. ll brought out 5,200,000 subscribers, but these included over :i,000,000 who hud taken small war-savings certifi? cates. Not one of OUr '.1,4000,000 subscribers' is down fur lees than a .f?? bond. These considerations fairly make of our second loan not only the greatest but the most widely distributed of any nation at war and of any nation in nil time. If there had been mote time from the first loan and if bonds had been offered down to $10, even these figures would bo small. The great majority of pur 400,000 subscribers are unques? tionably new to any direct in? vestment on their own account or to any savings iuvcstmonl at nil. They represent a vast tin. coveriug of new sources of cap? ital which even now uro far from comprehensive of tbo country's possibilities in this respect. From a people tiotor 1 iously "Wasteful and careless of the morrow, there is here signi. fled an advance of extraordi ary rapidity into a people of thrift and forethought and vital interest in the stability of their free institutions.?Now York World. That bunch of congressmen I who nro on a visit to the battle I front in France should bo cure, iful. The fireworks over there (are entirely different from those I they are used to in Washing? ton. Food Card Cam? paign Thu Richmond Times Dis? patch states that "Wise Coun jty, Otis Mouser, Chairman, leads the Virginia Counties with lurgest registrutiuu of pledge cards." Since this an? nouncement tho registration lias forged ahead and is to very near, if not over, six thousand. Tho organization of this county wns composed of the following: Otis Mouser, Chairman. J. J. Kollg. Jr., County .Man? ager, Wise, Yti Gen. It. A. Ayere, Publicity Manager, Hig Stone Cap, Va? il. K. Hyatt, Apportionment Manager, Norton, Va. E. J. Prosoott, Chairman Fi? nance Committee, Hig stone Cap, Va. Mrs. Guido Heuser, Team Mauagor, Cuohuru, Va. Mrs. Heuser organized with lady captains till over the coun? ty, und she and every ofticor of the organization worked zeal? ously for tin? great, success which has been achieved and they tdl richly deserve the com? pliments paid in the following letter from the State Campaign Dicector: Roanoko, Vs., Nov. lUh. Mr (Mis Mousor, Hig Stone (lap, Va. My Dear Mr. Mouser: , This will acknowledge re? ceipt of your letter of the 7th. arid 1 cannot hut again express to you my hearty congratula? tions for tho wonderful success which has attained your efforts in the pledge card campaign in Wise (Nuitity. It is, indeed, refreshing to us hero nt Cam? paign Headquarters to receive such magnificent rosponces and evidences of patriotism from your section of Virginia. We could not refrain, if we wauled to, from publishing in every daily newspaper in the state and reporting to Washington that your:county is lending all counties in the state in the to? tal number of pledge cards signed, and 1 hope that you will convey this information to every single individual worker who has assisted you in this splendid work. 1 feel that whenever the gov? ernment needs special demon stration of' patriotic co-opera? tion (hat it may call with full confidence upon the people of your county. Permit mo to thank you personally for shar? ing with me the responsibility of presenting this pledge card campaign, as 1 shall always have for yon a warm feeling of respect and personal esteem Yours very sincerely, Oi Edwin Mioiiaki., Campaign Director, Will Wc Hunger? The person who can see noth? ing but government red tape and fussiness in the food con? trol measure pan see very little below the surface in tbo present day situation. The food con? trol measures were not put in operation because this govern meat had any relish lor inter? fering with the private lives of its citizens, The fewer 111008 urcs of ibis sort were needed the better pleased would be those in authority. That the President insisted on, and tin- Congress granted food control legislation, is the most conclusive evidence that the situation called urgently for such measures. Probably never before in history has tint world faced tho situation it now faces. We speak glibly of our crops in bil? lions of bushels, forgetting that the demand also is couched in billions. We look at our burst? ing grainories and overflowing barns, forgetting that across thu water are millions of the world's manhood engaged en? tirely in consuming aud do stroying. To be specific, there would have been no price set on wheat had not the government fore? seen that long beforo a now crop could be harvested the scarcity of that cereal would send the price out of reach of all but the affluent. Hut enacting food control Your Next Tire? The rugged, enduring, ground gripping, antiskid 'Chain' Tread Next time you need a tire, buy a United St vtea 'Chain' Treed. You will get more real service out of it?at lower mileage cost?than you have ever had out of any other make of woven fabric pneumatic. White you may hope we are right, we know we aro right. We know, because we make the 'Chain' Tread. We know, because thousands upon thousands of motor lata having once used the 'Chain' Tread, continue season after sesson to remain 'Chain' Tread usera. We know, because the tremendous sales increases show a continuously growing increaae in new users. Put one of these rugged, enduring, ground-gripping "Chain* Tread Tires on your car?and make comparisons. United States Tires Arc Good Tires 'Nobby* 'Chain' 'Royal Cord' 'Usco' 'Plain' VnillJ Sinti Tubee anj AcCMIOnu Hull Alltht Sttrttrg Werth aeJ H'lar Thai Muii VntltJ Statu Tim Sufrtrnt Aho 7Trrs for Motor Trucht. Motor C'yc/e*. Bicyctct, and* Aeroplane! MM A complete stock of United States Tires carried by MINERAL MOTOR COMPANY, Big Stone Gap, Virginia iL laws lunl appointing executors is not, of itself, going to safe? guard flie country. There is another factor to tho situation, and the principal one?the peo? ple. In a generul way tho food controllers can control the prices, hut they can in no seuso control consumption. This is entirely up to the people them? selves. If a spirit of strict economy and conservation does not prevail throughout the land, the efforts of the government will lie neutralized. It may seem like thrashing over old straw to continually refer to the urgent necessity of economy in consumption of food. But the situation calls for iteration and reiteration, Reforms como slowly. Not by once telling, or twice, or three times, do we learn tho lessons of life, but by continued ham muring of the same truth iuto our consciousness uro wo at last brought to sue it clearly. This is our condition in the prosent emergency. Our past indul? gence, coupled with the fact that our supply always has been sufficient, bun lulled us in? to i falsa repose. Hut the people of this country always learn the lesson when it is put squarely up to them. Last spring they woro assured that to proservo tho prosperity of the country a record crop of everything must be produced. To this appeal they answered loyally und enthusiastically. They woro now assured that, if wo would avoid hunger and want, this same seemingly bountiful supply must bo care? fully conserved and meted out. That thoy will loyally meet this demand also, we have no fear. Hut it will require self denial, frugality, thrift and economy to tide us over in comfort to another harvest. It Can be done, ami will bo done. A lottor was received lost week in tho Oap by relatives from Mrs. Willis K. Slaughter (nee Miss Julo Hullitt), who is iu New York talcing a business course preparatory to joining her husband.TJaptain Slaughter, who is"somo whoro in France," in the near future, saying that her brother, Joshua Fry Hullitt, Jr., who has boon in training in the Aviation Training Camp at Don't think you are getting REAL job print? ing just because you are haying 'your \ Ork done at a "printing office." Investigate and learn for yourself that there is a vast difference between real job printing and "just printing." We are prepared to do REAL PRINTING Not only because we have the equipment, but because we possess the "know how." Our long experience and knowledge in the printing business enables us to handle job printing <>n a saving basis. VVc will share this saving with you and will guarantee every piece of work turned out in our plant. Willjyou bring that next job to us and have it done right? No long waiting for the finished product. We do things "Now." WISE PRINTING COMPANY Incorporated Big Stone Cap. Virginia ALL KINDS OF Xmas Books and Novelties for the Boys and Girls together with a full assortment of Christmas Cards and Folders will soon be on display at the WISE PRINTING COMPANY i Princeton. N. J , for n fow months, sailed two weeks ago for France, whore lie will enter tho Aviation Corps. Josh has many friends in tho Gap who wish him good luck and a safe return to the Gap. This country must be econrm ical with its food, but not to the point of lowering its efficiency. There are plonty of other things to be eaten so that wheat and meat may bo sent to our heroio allies abroad, who are fighting to make tho world free. How's This/ Wo offer Ono Hundred Boll&n Reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot bo cured by Hall'? Catarrh Cure. _. P. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo. O. we. the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and bell?v? htm perfectly lionorabfe In all business transactions and ilnunnully nblo to carry out any obllcatlons mail* bv hin Arm. NATIONAL BANK OF COMMERCE. Toledo. O. Haifa Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, acting directly upon the blood and mu? cous surfaces, of l he system. Testimonials sent free. Price 16 ccnta per bottle. Sold tv g|| DruKKlsts. Take Hulls Family Pi:u .or --asUpstio?. There is said to be an un? usual large crop of rabbits, and I the boy antl dog will proceed to reliovo the meat crisis.