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VOL. XXV, BIG STQ N E G A P. ^ WIS E CO U N TY;' V A..j V^E DjSl E^DA Y. VN O V EMBER 28. 1Q17 No. 48 Cantonment vs. Contentment (By Shepherd Wlllcox Pollard) In flying over the United Stuses Tom Sawyer, or was it. Huck Finn, recognized Indiana when he gazed below, because everything was green, and sure? ly Indiana was green on the map. So, i( wo went up in tho army plane, we would recognize the cantonment near Peters? burg, because it is khaki-color? ed on the map. Khaki-colored barracks made of pine, khaki colored dirt roads and paths, men in khaki. However, it re? joices the heart of a wnimin to note that certain machine gun battallions wishing to relieve tho monotonous color scheme, havo planted spruce ami cedtir tret'B, and touched up a little with whitewash. Having viewed the long low buildings front the outside, we then visited the kitchens, store? rooms, mess hall ami sleeping quarters. I assure you that iny heart sank when 1 saw the dis? pirited men in citizen's clothes waiting for their Uniforms. Seated on their cots they looked like black birds iu the full drenched by the ruins of loneli? ness, each plucked from a home nest?somewhere! The great American army in embryo? Italians,native horn Americans, RussiauB, Chinese? every na? tion represented, contented Hllil drawn together under the "flog of the free" to tight for the world's liberty. Everything is in perfect order; cleunliuess is the watchword. The kitchen is U model one, and when you pass your hand over the smoothly planed long tables in the mess hall they have lite delightfully clean look and feel of polished wood. In tho tidy kitchen I was absolutely al> sorbed with the hash: it is geu orally an absorbing thing, tak? ing in all of the left overs; tint bo with the army, however, for into that morning's hash went twenty pounds of meal, fifteen pounds of potatoes and three pound.-, of onions, and this for one "outfit." Shades of Mr. Hoover! It, is said of Ameri? cans that we grasp ideas readi? ly and execute them rapidly. This is true, I think .when wo consider that it was July be? fore the work on ('amp Lee x<>i under way, and in September the lirat increment of drafted men was properly housed and provided for. The camp con? tains '2,000 buildings and stretches iu a horseshoe curve u distance of six miles. Mote than 54,000,000 feet of lumber, 500 acres of rooting material und thirty car loads of nails were used iu the construction; Hoventy thousund window frames, to let the sunshine in for Sammy. When a man has conquered the lirst home-sick? ness, exchanged the "cits" for the service uniform, be im? mediately changes. He. holds himself iu a correct posture, houtl up, chest out, und there is n coriu-in precision anil direc? tion about h i s movements brought about by drilling, dis? cipline and out-of-doors exer? cise, Wholesome food, fresh air and directed exercise are conducive to good health; anil when we realize tho heavy exemption lists, on account of the ill health [ of the conscripts, we seo that this training of the manhood of; the natiou is of untold benefit. The officers iu tho camp uro dai-1 ly surprised at tho eagerness: and quick to "catch-on-to-itivo j nees" of the men. Here wor have a mountaineer, sluggish, slow of movement, thoro n Rus? sian dreaming about bis little clothes shop, there a (Tiinaman end Hungarians, and ou ami on. "Company, attention!" Pres? to! They fall into line anil we have an American company, if you please. Delightful jokes go ub'ittt the camp. On one oc-i casion a young Chinaman, for? getting his military manners, was reprimanded for not saint ' int;; his oriental courtesy camo to the rescue, as ho smilingly j put. his hand to his head and said, - t), Kilo! Veily Solly!" (in our way to the observa? tion tower we passed several Holds where names were being played, and if lusty yells mean anything, they mean a home run or stolen bases. Baseball players tire dangerous en masse. They make expert hand gren-j ado men, and they will also make the Roche run for home. When you look out from the tower ou this amazing city of men, a city built "overnight" as it were, a magic city, anil as the twilight softens the crude things below, there comes a sense of peace and contentment, it is nothing after all hut tho consciousness, that these men are preparing to do what they feel and know lo he right. Radford Nor? mal Notes The Old New England Choir will give the Ili.Xt number of the Lyceum Course on Novem? ber -j:t. This is tho "Christ inns number" of the Lyceum Course, and a large patronage is expected from the Had ford public, which has always liber? ally supported t h e Normal Lyceum courses. The Appalachian School Im? provement Foundation, with headquarters at the Normal School, lias been receiving mure (tails for speakers than it could till. Community Leagues are active in many counties in Southwest Virginia, Requests for speakers should be sent in at least two weeks iu advance of the public meetings, in order that tin' foundation may have a better opportunity to secure speakers. No expenses are charged except those of travel and entertainment. l'rof. Win. BJ. Gilbert recent? ly made an address before the Pembroke Red Cross Auxiliary A liberal sum was contributed by the audience. Dr. .1. I'. McConnell was re cently appointed Superinten dent of tho Southwest district of the Potomac division of the American Red Cross Associa? tion, lie makes add less, B, and sends out. other speakers to lo cal organizations. At the State Teachers' Asso elation, which will be held at Rounoke Thanksgiving week, the Normal School will have a banquet, and all former Stu? ll, tits ami teachers, both sum? mer school and regula.- session, are requested to attend. This banquet will be held at the Ponce do Leon Hotel, Th?rs day, Nov. 29, ut !)::)(> p. m. It is expected that quite a number of former students and teach? ers will he present at this. The city of Radford is doing considerable work on the east end of Tyler avenue, which fronts the Normal School cam? pus. Death at Camp Lee. Tho news was received here Friday night of the death of Mr. Irvine Huff, who was a private at Camp Lee, which was caused by complication of diseases. Air. Hurt' before being called by selective drafted into service September fifth, was assistant cashier in the First National Lank of Appalachia, where by his starling qualities, won for him a host of frionds, who mourn his untimely death. His remains were brought to bin home in Jonesvillo Saturday night, whore they were interred Sunday in the presenco of a largo number of sorrowing rel-l atives und friends. HAIL, ^^cJosepb j-IAIL, Columbia, happy land I Hall, ye lie roes, heav'n-born band I Who fought and bled In freedom's cause. Who fought and bled In freedom's cause, And whin the storm of war was done Enjoyed the peace your valor woni Let Independence tic your boast. Ever mindful what It cost. Ever grateful for the prize, Let Its altar reach the skies. CHORUS Firm, united, let us be. Rallying round our liberty. As a band of brothers juln'd. l*cacc and safety wc shall find. IMMORTAL Pstrlots, rise once morel * Defend your rights, defend your shorai Let no rude foe, with Impious hand. Let no rude foe, with Impious hand, invade the shrine where sscred lies. Of toll snd blood, the well earned prize t While offrtng peace, sincere and Just, In hrnv'n we place a m.wily trust. That truth and justice rnny prevail. And cv'ry scheme of bondage foil I CHORUS A STAGGERING OUTPUT Ford Cars Come Through the Big Detroit Plant Like Wheat from a Thresh? ing Machine. During the-month of October tin.' Koni Motor Company mndo 70,076 earn. In the last six months their production was 4(10,136 or at Iho rutn of 038,270 per annum, The estimated pro? duction fur the year wan placed at 000,000, about :j,000 per day, bill there is small doubt that unless war conditions provuut thin there will be more than one million Kord ??ars made within the Kord Ii seal year August 1, l!>17, to August l,t 1018. Staggering us are these figures? this tremendous tri umph of manufacturing possi? bilities, it is equally astonish? ing to know thai demand is over ahead of production, and that there has not been a day, since August 1st hist, that there has not been orders on band for more than 1110,000 ears for immediate delivery. Lee County Boy Enters Piedmont. Eugeue Bacon) a High School student of Hagau, left home I dB I week for Lynchb?rg, where be will enter Piedmont Busi? ness College for a course in fit tnous Gregg shorthand. Mr. Bacon will be given bis railroad fare from home and a written guarantee contract for a $000 lo 11,'iOO position and will have the privilege of paying bis tui? tion $i0 monthly from bis sal ury. A number of young peo? ple from this section are now attending Piedmont. Others] are interested and may enter soon. The demand for office help is Indeed great. High class positions and handsome sal? aries are offered all competent bookkeepers anil stenographers. J. Klbert Slernp.of Olinger,who has been attending Piedmont, bus just accepted a position with the Bethlehem Steel Co., at Sparrow's Point Aid.?Adv. Thanksgiving Services. There will be a Thanksgiving service at the Baptist Church Thursday at 11 o'clock a. m. All tho churches in town art; uniting Hev. Q. W. Dean, of the M. E. Church, South, will preach the. Sermon. Arrange? ments are being made for some good singing. Let the stores, offices and all buaines places be closed and tho folks in lurge numbers come to this impor? tant service. The church will be comforta? ble- and the entire services promises to be very interesting . SHOOTING AT CADET. Saturday night at 12 or l o'clock u very serious shooting affray took place on Wallen? Itidge near Cadet, in which Jim Yeary w a s perhaps fatally wounded and Will Moore re ceivetl u slight bullit wound in his right shoulder. Yeary was shot three limes, one bullet en taring the abdomen and his chances for recovery are very slight. The shooting was done hj Itobert Stout a young man of that place, who, together with a number of other young men, it is said, were playing cards iu an old ubotldouod house mi the ridge. It is said that ' Yeary and Stout had a dispute over some money und Yeary grabbed up u large stick,threat? ening to kill Stout, who drew a pistol and began tiring, which resulted as stated above. Moore was accidentally shot, but lie hail nothing lo do with the quarrel, Stout came to the home of Chief Police Kelly and gave himself up and gave bond Sun ilay morning. Ho claims be was forced to shoot in self do fense. Physicians wero sum inoned for Y'enry at an early hour and at daylight lie was re moved to the home of his broth? er at Cadet. His condition is' ! regarded us serious. Yeary is about 46 years old and married, j 1 le is employed at Inman but formerly lived at Cadet. The Life of Our Saviour in Seven Reels. Some two thousand years ago there was born at Nazareth, Ho whose teachings have en-| lightened the world. The events of Jesus life,from the mauger to the ascension, tho most stirring story of all tho races of man I kind, The Paihe Company, to till u long felt want, orgunized Ia company ot the best actors and produced The Lifo of Our [Saviour, an accurate, superbly uctetl, dramatic visualization of Jesus journey on earth. Tho compilation of this chronology of Jesus is truly uu achieve? ment worthy of the highest praise as iL truthfully and goo ! graphically portrays with grace aud dignity his sutfertugs und final achievement. This work represents a lifetime of careful study und an intense tlnunciui outlay, uud because of its tre? mendous subject of the World's ?reutest Drama. Tho picture I is Colored aud exquisitely ar? ranged so as to bring to tbo vision a graphic realization of the infinite simplicity, yet mon? umental strength of Jesus. At Atnuzu Theatre Thursday N ovember 2<Jth. Seed Corn For Wise County Farmers. ! The extreme Into cold spring I and early frosts this fall huvo I caused a very large purl of the corn of this county to be soft and not matured. As a result good seed corn will be hard to get. It is especially necessary that every farmer next spring plant the best seed corn that can be found in order lo have a good stand and insure a good crop. In order to be of the most service to the far met 8, I am lo? cating the best seed supplies in and near this county and will he in position before planting time to place every farmer in touch with supplies of good tested seed corn at reasonable prices. Write me how much you will need and choice of va? rieties. I). I). Sl/.KK. County Agent, Rig Stone Gap, Vn. Regulations Regarding Vol untcreing. Under the new Regulations approved by the ('resident, no registrnry may enlist voluntnr ily in the military service of the United Sates from anil after December IS, 11)17, except that "Under such Regulations as tho Surgeon General may pre? scribe, and upon receiving per? mission from the Surgeon Gen erul to do so, any Medical stud? ent, hospital interne, dentist, dental student, veterinarian, or veterinary student tnny enlist in the Knlisted Reserve Corps of the medical Department. All Reoruling Officers will bo] governed accordingly and no i registrant will be accepted nf-| t'.T such a dato tliat there is not reasonable assurance that the enlistment will bo completed bofore December 15. In tho meantime tho provissionsof the present Regulations that it man has been called for physical ex? amination by bis Local Roard is eligible for voluntary enlist? ment,will be carefully observed. By order of the Secretary of War: \V. T. RAT KS, Adjutant QeneruK FOR WOMEN ONLY. There will be a meeting for women only at the school house Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 28th, at 3:110 o'clock on the sub. ject of the war and war prob? lems nseffecting the young g'rbi of the country. .Miss Lucy Randolph Mason, of Richmond, secretary Ol the Y. W. O, A. and working in behalf of the Women's Committee; National Council of Defeuse, Virginia Division, affiliated with Virgin? ia Council of Defence, will ad? dress the meeting. Miss Mason is a talented young woman of line address and ability, and has been doing factory work among young girls under the auspices of the V. \V. C. A. in Richmond for years, and in taking up this war work she will bring it message to the women of Rig Stone (lap that will arouse their patriotism and energies in behalf of the young girls of our state in these tunes of temptation and unrest. Don't fail to hear Miss Mason's lid dress, Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. The Ladies Aid Society of tho l'resbvtorian Church will hold their annual sale of fancy work, aprons,knitting hags and good Illings to eat Oil Kriday, December 7th. NOTICE The Southern Railway Company bei made application to the Slate Corporation Commission for Authority to make the following Increase*, in its rates on coal ami I'oke, carloads: Pres. Pro,, -Present - Proposed V. A S. W. Southern Ity. (Appalaehla Division) See Note 1 Pres Prop .. 7.1 8ft Interstate liailioail See Note 2 I'res Prop 70 *ft X A \V. in aohueollou with V. A 8. W. Ilruee, .Marion tireeno, Slines. Wise. V? - llanner Ky. Minis vain, Pine See .Vote 1 Pres 7ft Prop I'res Prop 7ft mb 40 40 x 10 To Bristol; Va. Southern Ity Stations Bristol and St Cbarlei St. Charles, Va Ma'ueaa, Va. K eokee .1 unction, Va. Imbodoo, S'a Appalaehla. Vs Big Stone llap, Va. KNcrlon, Va.X30 xiu SO 70 ? ? ? ? 'Irondalo. Va. 70 so 7o HQ 70 tit 711 so Orelon, S'a. 7n so 7<i B0 7n so 7t' mo Harvey, Va. I Jasper, Va. . Dntliehl. Va. Isunbright, Va, I Ullnehport, Va.. . Speer's Kerry, Va 76 s."> 7 ft Sft 7S 8!i 7S Nft (late City, Va. Moceaaln, Cap, Va. Hilton. Va. Menilota, Va. lieuham, Va , Mountain, Va. NOTE 1?X. it W. mines; Pine, Ranhervalri, Marlon Minen, Ilruee. Orantio, Va., I and Ky. Ity. Jet., Wise. Terminal Jet., Va. City Colliery Co.'s. Siding, Va NOTE ) The rate on Coke from Toms Creek, Va., will tie 10cents por tori higher, both present and proposed, than rates on eoal shown under this heading. Further, the same petitioner asks authority to advance to |5.00 per car the prcs \ ant chargu of V- 00 per car 011 coal, carlo.ids. from mining operations located at St. Charles, Va., to washory at Pocket, Va Hearing in this matter will he held before the State Corporation Commission at Itlehmond, Va . on the 11th day of Dcccrnhcr. 1017. at HI o'clock a. in., at which time any protests, tacts or arguments may he presented to the Commission for Its I Consideration. SOI T.'IKIlN KAU.WAY COMPANY. NOTICE The Southern Railway Company and Norfolk ?t Western Hallway Company I hare made application to the State Corporation Commission lor authority to make increases of ten (III) cents per toll of 2M>0 |m>iiii<Is over the present freight rales on coal, in carloads, from mines in the Appalachian District, Including mines 011 the I Interstate Itailroad, and Toms Creek, Va . to stations on the Norfolk A Western I Railway, Itoanokc, Va., and west thereof, including branch lines, and statious on the Virgiuia Carolina Hallway, via Bristol. Further, tho same petitioner* ask the authority of the ?Commission to increase the freight rates on coke, in car loads, as follows from points in the Appalachian [ District, including points, on tin: Interstate H.iilroati, to tho stations named. 011 the Norfolk A Western Hallway: To Kast IUdford, Va.. Ivanhoe, Va. Max Meadows, Va. Plaatcrco, Va... Pulaakl, Va.. Saltvllle, Va. -Rates Per Toa ol 2003 I'ousds Preieai i M 1.0ft .8ft . 1.00 .8ft 1.00 Propoted *1.3ft 1.150 1.20 1.15 1.2ft 1.15 Hearing in this matter will be hold before the State Corporation Commission at ' Hlchmond, Va., on tho 11th day of December, 1017, at 10 o'clock a. in , at which time any protests, facts or arguments may bo presented to tho Commission for its consideration. SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY, NORFOLK A WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY.