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VOL. XXVI, No. 7 Gen. Pershing Praises American Fighting Men in France. 'In a recent communication to Secretary*.-of War Baker, the commanttor of the American Ex? peditionary Forces said : "There has never been a simi? lar body of men to lead as clean lives as our American soldiers in France. They have entered this war with the highest devotion to duty and with no other idea than to perform these duties in most efficient- manner possible. They fully realize their obliga? tion to their own people, their friends, and the country. A rigid program of instruction is carried out daily with tradition ul American enthusiasm. En? gaged in healthy, interesting ex? ercises iu the open air, with simple diets, officers and men, like trained athletes, are ready for their tasks. Forbidden the use of strong drink ami protect? ed by stringent regulation's against sexual evils, and sup? ported by their own moral cour? age, their good behavior is the subject of most favorable com? ments, especially Iry our allies. American mothers may rest as? sured that their sons uro a credit to them and to the Nation, and they may well look forward to the proud day when on the bat? tle field these splendid men will ?bed a new luster on American manhood." Feed Manufac? turers Dealers Must Secure Licenses by February 15 Manufacturers of ami dealers in commercial feeds of livestock, cattle, and hogs must secure li? censes under the Food Adminis? tration by February 15, This covers baled hay, shelled and ear corn and many other com? modities intended for use as feeds or as ingredients in mixed feeds. The only exceptions are for millers manufacturing bran and dealers in coarse grains, who have already been pla.I under Food Administration licenses. Applications far license should be addressed to the license divi? sion,Food Administrai ion,Wash? ington, D. U., specifying the nature of the business to be li? censed. Laborers From Porto Rico and Virgin Islands for Farm and Railroad Work. The Department of Labor is arranging to bring into the United Stiites 110,000 "laborers for ruilrondgaml farm work, from I'orto Rico und the Virgin Is? lands, according to Louis F. I'ost, assistant secretary of the Department of Labor. Mr. I'ost declares there is no uecessily for importing common labor from Mexico or China. P&rto Rico is an agricultural torritory and yet has a density of population exceeded by only three States. A considerable surplus of workers exists on the island. It can furnish 100,000 laborers, and the Virgin Islands can send 10,000 more. Arrangements are being.made to bring over 50,000 men us soon as tonnsgo is available. Railway Sys? tem Of United States Divided in Three Divisions For purposes of operation rail? roads of the United States have been placed in- three divisions, as fellows : Eastern railroads.?The railroads in that portion of the United States north of the Ohio anil Potomac Rivers and east of hake Michigan ujul the Indiana-Illi? nois State lino; also those rail? roads in Illinois extending into thai State from points esst, of iudiannn-lllin?ii State line; also the Ohesap?ake iV. Ohio, the Norfolk & Western, and the Virginian Railways. Soul hern railroads.?All rail? roads in that portion of the United States south of the Ohio and Potomac Rivers ami east of the Missisippi River, except the Chesapeake & Ohio, Norfolk A Western, and the Virginian Railways, and also (hose rail roads in Illinois and Indinniia extending into those States from points si,ulh of III'- Ohio River. Western railroads:?AH rail? roads not included in the above definitions ahd, broadly speak? ing, all railroads in the territory, west id' Lake Michigan niul of tho Indiana-Illinois State line to the Ohio'River and west of the Mississippi River from lite Ohio River io the Gulf of Mexico; ex? cepting: those railroads iu Illi? nois included in eastern territo? ry and those railroads in Illinois and Indiana included in south? ern territory, as above slated. WAR TIME ROMANCE Sergeant Harry Jessee Weds Miss Mary Hciss Another wur-timo romance blossomed out in Petersburg lust week, in spite of the fact that poets would probably re? sent the idea of even romance blossoming in such bud woath er us this section has never be? fore experienced. Most intimately concerned in this affair were Sergeant Harry E. Jessee, Company B, Three hundred und Seventeenth In? fantry, Gamp Lee, who hails from Rig Stone Ciup, in time of peace, and Miss Mary Wil helmina llei.-n, of London, Ky. Miss Hoiss sounds very Oer man, but, in point of fact, she is not a Oermun, but ti very capable stenographer in tho otlice of the Southwest Coal anil Coke Company at Rig Stone Gap. . . Miss Heise left Hin Stone Gap several days ago, presumably to visit friends in Richmond, but met Sergeunt Jessee i h Petersburg last Wednesday und the couple were married by Rev. John R. Winn, D. D.', pastor of the Washington Street Methodist Church of Peters? burg, at bis parson-age. Friends und relatives of the sergeant anil his wife have yot to learn of their marriage, and tho Southwest Coal and Coke Company will be minus a ste? nographer, as Mrs. Jessee thinks she has every reason in tho world for prefering Peters? burg as a place of residence now, oven, to Richmond?not to mention Big Stone Gap.? Richmond Times Dispatch. FOR RENT :?8 Room Resi? dence, modern conveniences, Shawunce, Ave., BigStone Gap. Apply to W. II. Polly, Penning ton'Gop, Vu., Red Cross Tho following cash subscrip tionB und donations to the Big; Stooo Gap Chapter of T b e Ainorictin Red Cross uro no knowledged with thanks. TheBe utnounts an> exclusive of mem borships and art> used for the purchase of wool for Knitting Department and material for Hospital Supplies. Mr*. k. t. Irvine ?100.00 Mrs. Klsic Heeder HS.Otl W. 11. Edward* Sft.ttO ?.J.Gundry... 80.00 R. E. Taggart 25.00 loternioiit Coal & Iron Corp. Furnace Employees . an.CO Miss Minnie Vox. 10.60 Mi-s. .luo. W. Vo\ . 10.DO 11. K. fox 10.00 Otis Mouaer .. 10,00 K.J. I'rescoll mm W. It I'eck in 00 Jno. W.Chalkley 10.Oo Mrs. M K, Kelly o.(io Mis. J. W. Kelly .' S Oil II. J. Ayers x (Si Mrs. I). It. Savers . !i.lK> Miss Kaiusey. .-..no A. K. Mortaun I.is) Mrs. E. K. tloodlnc 2.00 Sinltli Hardware Co. It ml Hamiden Bros. B no K. Ilurgcsa 4.00. Morton and Daugliorly 2.00 C. S. Carter. 1.00 Ml*. D. O. Wolfc I .'SI W. W. Taylor A Sons 3 00 S. E. Hanks . I O-l K. K. Casper l.oo K. M. Anderson 1.00 A J. Sewing l.on Mr. and Mis. (. h. Taylor 2 00 Jim. ('. ( ope, Jr.. 1.S0 Margaretta (I, Cope I.imi M. K, Moody 1.00 Mis. Homer 1 l"l W. I.. JouOa I.imi C. hi McLaln . I.iki Mrs. Carnes l.lsi MahafTcy Ums 1.00 M. V. MoKcrran l.oo J. W. Hisel I on Mrs. Jenkins l.isj Mrs W. I.. Jones "si Jno Collier ?-'??> Mrs. Hustle. 2.1 I). M. Booher no Major J. V. BulllU, In (SI A n tl others. Additional subscriptions will be announced later. tj Ij. T. Winston, Treas. COURT ADJOURNED. The United Stute? Court ml. jouruud hero last Wednesday I uftercoon after being in session for over a week. About twenty criminal cases were disposed of in short order und the balance of Ihn term was consumed in hearing two important civil cases. One of which was Chil? li ress it Taylor, of Dickennou county, who sued Uinebart it Dennis, of Charlotlsville, Va., for a compensation of $8,000 which they claim wan duo them for balance on a contract. Rhinebart it Dennis received a contract to erect a considerable section of tho G. O. it Q. Kail way in Dickenson County about live years ago and sublet u part of it to Childress it Taylor. On inuking settlement they could not agree and the latter institu ted proceedings for I he above amount. The trial resulted in Childress & Taylor being awarded $1,000. Attorneys Sutherland it Sutherland, of Clinlwood, represented the planlitfs, and the defendants by Attorney Walker, of Charlotls vilbi. Another suit which lasted sevcralda\a finally resulted in a compromise was that of Mrs. Sloan, administrator, against the Daisy Red Ash Coal Com puny, of Tuzuwell County, for $10,000 damages, ller husband wus killed in the mines while in the employ of this company. After a hot legal battle lite at? torney e agreed to compromise und the plaintiff was awarded $1,500. The company was rep? resented by Rarncs Qillespie, former United States District Attorney, und the plaintiff by Attorney W. H. Worth, of Ta/.ewell. c NOTICE The annual meeting of the slock hohh-rs of The Virginia Conl and Iron Oompuny, will be held at thoKhdschmun House Alexandria, Virginia, Wednes iday, Kebruury 20th, 1018, at twelve o'clock Is'oon, for the purpose of hearing annual re? ports, electing a Hoard of Di? rectors, and transacting such other business as may properly come boforo the meeting. W. C. Kent, . Secretary. National Week of Song. I February 17*?:l is National Week of Song. Let us mako Virginia ring with music dur ing that time. Plan ahead to servo y o u r community by spreading comfort and cheer Lwhore there is much of sad? ness, i Sing with our boys as who are singing us they sit around the camp, as they travel the way which leads to ''Some? where," ami al the front in the thick of the tight. Do you know the songs that they are Binging? Learn them. Do you know the national anthem which our men are now Intro tlucing to the world? Learn it. Do you know the Marseille Hymn and Ood Save the King? Have you heard the stirring son^s Forwurd America anil God Save Our Men; Von will feel Letter after learning anil singing them. Ask the musicians in your town to plan for the observance of this week of song. Conserve coal by having a Union Sacred Song; Service February 17. Ask the grade teachers to use more S"ii>;s during thai week; ask the managers of the picture shows to have one song Hashed on the screen each night that the an dieuce can sing. Ask I he Music ami Civic Clubs in your town to arrange to have a free concert in which your best talent does bis or her bit to cheer the community and have one or two songs included on the program in which the audience can join, Two-thirds of the entertain? ments furnished our boys at the "Liberty Theatres" are of a musical nature. The committee in charge knows what is most helpful and enj.iyable. Send Smilcage Itooks to the boys in camp and spied smiles at home' Observe the .National week of Song?then keep on singing. Florence C Bairtl, Music Chairman State Federation of Clubs. THEATRICAL .Musical Comedy, one of the most popular forms of enter? tainment known to the present generation of theatre goers will be the attraction at the Amiizu L'heatre Big Stone Gap Tues? day night, February II, when John T. Fisher oilers "Oh! Johnny, Ob!" Funny come? dians, real singers and a chorus of beautiful and shapely girls are the characteristic features ? if musical comedy. It is for these reasons thttt musical shows holdjsttch a firm grip ami unwaning popularity with those who relish a light entertain mcnt. A company of forty comedians, singers, dancers and musicians form . the 1947 version of "Oh! Johnny, Oh!". A scenic production embracing two acts and a half a dozen scenes are shown during the action of the play "A Trip to Palm Beach" is the introduc? tory |sceue. of the first act and at the finale of the second act spectator finds the scene laid on the Hawaiian Island. Lute ami popular songs sung by principals ami a chorus of blonde, brunette an Titian haired beauties is one of the features of "Oh! Johnny, Oh!". During the action of the piece over a score of tuneful melodies ure introduced. Among them are: "Over There", "Thoro's A Garden In Old Italy," "Love's Own Kiss", "I'm Through with Roaming Romeos", "Whut Do You'VVont To Mako Those Kyea For", "Joan of Arc", They are Wearing Thorn Higti in Hawaii" :'Oh! Johnny, Oh!", "Love, Here Is My Heart", "Down Honolulu Way", "For Me and My dal" und other haunting I melodies that linger in the, j memory. Of Ships Now About 20 Per Cent Short of Normal. The Food Administration esti? mates the total number of ocean? going vessels now afloat at :!<>, 000 having a gross tonnage of 45,000,000 tons. Losses of shipping during the war have totaled about 8,788,080 tons, and the supply of ships is about 20 per ceiil short of normal. Shipbuilding in France has bceii at it standstill since the be? ginning of the war; England's output is less than normal ;Japan is hampered by lack of material ; the American ship supply is only beginning. Radford Nor? mal Notes Last September Prof. J. P. Whill \\a- appointed Chairman of a commit too on "follow up" work. The purpose of this com? mittee i- to n.rtain with what success graduates are teaching and also to discover their strong or weak points, and how best they can be helped by Normal Schools alter graduation, lie is corresponding with a number of the best Normal Schools in the United States and shaping plans for tin- work. A great deal of interest ill this investigation is being manifested by other schools throughout the country, Prof. W. F. Gilbert on lust Friday night delivered an ad? dress before tin' Civic I let t.'l incut League at S.iltville. The Cp-op erntiye Education Association work in this part of the state ha- been placed under the super? vision of Profesor Gilbert, Oho of the interesting feat u res of the Educational Conference to be held at liiulford March 14, If. and 10, will be a program on the work of the School Improve? ment Leagues and other organ? izations in this part of the conn try. The third quarter will open Murcli 10, All classes of students can enter very advantageously at that lime. Many teachers whose schools w ill close before that time will lake up work in this institution and remain dur? ing tin- spving quarter, closing in June, and will continue Ihe work >luring the .summer quar? ter, opening about June 10. RED CROSS WORK ROOM NOTES The Work Room has been opened Wednesday mornings but owing to so fesv attendance in the ni?rnings, we are going to close it during February and March and save that much coal. The Room will be open Wed nesdavs at one thirty (1:30) p. in. The same as Saturday until further notice. The women are doing splen? did, work now. Those that worked this week ending Feb. Qth, were Miss Mnrv Ramsey, 4 hours; Mrs. H. W.*UHIiam,3 1-2 hours; Mrs. 11 E. Fox, 7 hours; Mrs. Arthur Foster, 2 hours; Mrs. Murkls, 6 hours; Mrs. Grill, 3 hours; Miss Julia Cox, d hours; Mrs. W. D. Buna, 2|1-2J hours; Mrs. Henkel, 2 hours; Miss Mary Conner, 2 hours; Miss Hattio Helton, 2 hours; Mrs E E. Goodloe, 2 I 2 hours; Mrs. J. B. Marks, 3 hours; Mrs. W. B. Ivilbourne, 4 hours; Mrs; Otis Moiisor, 31-2 hours;.!. W Smith 1 1-2 hours; Mrs. Judgo dkoens, 1 1 2 hours, Mrs. Long, 2 1 2 Mrs. Kyle Morison, 1 1 2 hours; Mrs. George Taylor, 1 hour; Mrs. D. C.-Wolfe, 1 1 2 hours; Mrs. M. V. Wells, 1 1-2 hours; Mrs.'Oeo. Roebuck, 112 hours; Miss Mattie Kolh, . 1 1-2 hodrs Mrs. W J. Smith. 1-1-2 Mrs. H. S. Benjamfn, 1 1-2 hours; Mrs. I. C. Taylor. lAiici Items Mrs. R. W. Holly and little daughter, wore shopping in Bristol Saturday. Messrs. t). L. Mnddox, O. 1). Carruthcn. Dr. Ii. \V. Holly, aro attending tho Masonic meeting in Riclunon<l this week. Miss Smith, of Bristol, is tho guest of her UnctO, O. 'I'. Smith. Mr. und Mrs. Oosst-tt, of New Mexico, and Mrs. Thann.in. of Knoxvillo, are visiting Mr. au.I Mrs. B. YY. King. On Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Collier, accompanied by their duughtor Xndiuc, and little Wilma Orizor, left for a weeks visit in Knoxvillo and Cincin? nati, Misses Daniel, Evernge, Bui ley, Mrs. tlrim, Mrs. KoImusoii, Messrs. Jones ami Sulfridgo at? tended the District Teachers Meeting at Big Stone (lap Sat urduy. Messrs. Morton anil Parker wem business visitors to Joues viliti Monday. Last week Mr. J, A. Hurt and .Miss May mo Burgess were innr rted at Miss li?rguss's lioiho nt Rooky Mountain, N. 0 Tliej arrived in Appaluchia Mouda) morning. NOTICE All person- indebted lo S. Polly A- Co. are requested 16 settle the snillO at bltCOi Von can pay the same lo S. I "oily, Bio Stone (hip, or send check to W. II. Polly, Ponmiigtnu trap, V irginiit. If not payed by March 1st, will place accounts in hands of an officer for collection. S. l'ollv A Co. The Medical Advisory Board for l.ee, Scott, and Wiso Coun? ties will meet every Thursday, 10:00 a m. Government Build ing, Big Stone Gap, Virginia, to consider appeals or examine transfers. C. B. Bowyer Ubairmau A Red Cross Knitter Mrs Marlin V. Wells may hold the champion ship of tin, fastest knitter for the Reil? Cross in the Gup. She has just completed a sweater for the Bed Cross and turned it in which she knit in exactly cloven hours and sixteen minil'cd which made the ninth sweater she has knit this wintor for the Chapter. She s.i\ s she would like to have a ra-e in knitting with one of the oihe- Rod Cross knitters, who will challenge her. John Gilly in France l'osfmnsler (I. K. (Jilly in in receipt of a letter from his son, John, who is now in Franco, baying left the states in Au? gust with ITncle Sam's oxpedi? tionary force. John unlisted in the hospital service about two years and was located for several months at Nog ah s.'Ari zona, before going to Kraoce, where be was recently promot? ed to the position of First Ser? geant. He said the American soldiers were well provided for and on Cbristmns day they were served svith tin elaborate tur? key dinner, in fact they had plenty to eat all tin' time, li speaking of the French people John Baid they were all right but they bud the opinion that American people coming over there were burdened with mon? ey- __ ^_ NOTICE The annual meeting of tho stockholders of the Interstate Railroad Company will tie held at tho Fleisehman House, Alex? andria, Virginia, Wednesday. February 20th, 1018, at t2t?0 o'clock p. m. for the purpose of hearing unntiul reports, electing a Board of Directors, ami trans? acting such other business as may -.properly come boforo tho eeting. II. B. Prick, Secretary.