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VOL. XXVI, BIO STONEiQAP. WISE COUNTY. VA.. WEDNESDAYv APRIL 17. 1918. No. 16 1150,000 Men I - |To B" Chosen For Array Ser? vice In This Month [| Washington, April 12.?Ap ipr.ixu.i.iU'ly 150,000 men will 11?. f,;iit n> training camps (luring ithetivo day period begining p April 20 under orders sent to BStal?' Governors by Provost Minimi Oenorcl Orowder for mobilisation of the April call l (or 11>>- Second draft. This is three times tlie nuniber it was originally planned to cull mid is Uncurl', twice the monthly quota M bn led "ii (be calling of S00, 0<)l> men over a period of nine months. Culling out of the increased i number was inude iieceB.sary by 1 -im, nf President Wil nm !,. i.-pond without delay to (!,f .I of France and Clroat '1 Britain fur reinforcement in the .. ;.r,Mi i..ittli- in Picardy. Vacan? cies in national tinny divisions '. rcMil'ing from the withdrawal of ?'? men to complete National Guard i ami regular army units ami for I the format ion.of special tcchni ; ul units nsked by General Per ; ;hiii<.', will be made good by the April draft. Those divisions full i idvnnced in training are lb revive lirst utleiition in or ?lvr ! 1. it the imixi'ililin nuiiilier I of complete units maybe sent \ abmiid soon. i Failure of Congress to pass I th?.a.moudutont to the selective forvi.-i' act which would iiermit the . it ion of State quotas on ? the number of men in class v. ibi r< lue,necessitated tetnpo ?. adherence to the old system Local hoards have been ollicial ly advised, however, that they an ? ignore "quotas" for time I being and to simply continue 5 calling up men until they have \ obtained the number they have l.ei i. instructed t o forward. When n basics for establishing i State quotas has been found, due I credit against future increments l will be given f.M- those already \ railed. ?? J i' . Ainniig the men to bs called \ will bo approximate 110,700 jy Sait - - and !l!l,700 negroes. Penn lylvtuiin leads with 10,905; Ohi.. .i.,iiiu1 with 10,802 and ' N. w Voik third with 10,171. Vn;;inia is asked for 1,005; g North UnroiihVfor 5,<i51-; South j t'iti.ilu.it for l,0fl0; and Tennes | ?ee for 1,751. Every Ameri? can's Duty 1'" work, economize, and lend mnti.\y tn the Government i?- the duty ,it every American. Hundreds of thousands of our i men have boon called to arms n away from the pro-. 'hi. ::v,. forces of the country. Hundreds o f thousands ?> f others have been diverted from I producing things usei! in peace pr. hieing things used in war. - bi tlx, face 0f tlais lessened ? productive force and production i ?'great and unusual driiin upon ) ?nr resources is made by our Army and iNavy and our allies. Work and spcod-up produc? tion to make up for the lessened ; prnilu.'Uon ; economize in con ; '"niption to lessen as much as possible the drain upon our re VIII!,-..,; \bm\ ym|r money t() j your Government to prosecute !,|is war'auccessfully and make nur ...Mdiers powerful, effective, *"<l victorious. It's Coming! THE LONGED-FOR MAY FESTIVAL With Mowers, children and music, nil entering into tho making of one unique arid beuutiful program! Tho groat day is May 8rd; tho sceco, tho school Audito? rium; the children, your own; while the musicians are the wonderful Swiss Bellringers. But beat of all m tho "why" of all thin, which is, simply, that even the smallest little tots in this town want to do thoir bit lo which end they have organ? ized themselves into an auxili? ary of the American Keil Cross Society, and have selected theso splendid musicians, the Swiss Hellringers, to help them make their initial bow into our irreal throng of patriots, who are bending all their energies to the same great end. So neigh? bors, when the little fellows COtne to your doors on their rounds of ticket selling, as they shortly will do, don't turn them down, saying yon don't want to go, becausa you do waul to go, and you will be missing I he treat of tho season if you fail to | buy those tickets. Besides, folks, tin' kiddies need the money, so loosen up a hit, lend a hand, ami help put tho Junior Red Cross on its tod? dling feet. The School teach? ers and we of tho local Hod Cross chupter are trying to ?'iiHtill into your child and your child's playmates a few of the principles that go into the mak? ing of red-blooded, true blue Americans; the principles that you want him lo live by and that you would ho ashnmed to find lacking in him. One of these is love of country, unUin tud, unlimited, giving his all, if need be, for our boys in khaki, that they may be cured for, sick or well, rain or shine, and that we may prove oursel? ves worthy rjf the sacrifices that thOy are making for us. SO BUY THOSE TICKETS ouo, twi), three, if need be, and an extra one or so if you want to be ablo to look yourself Rquurely in the face and tind there the assurance that you are on the level with the kids. Don't leave it all lo tho touch? ers and the Red Cross Finance Committee, hut come across, and then come out to hear the best music that has evor been lo town, noe a drameiization of "Rr'er Rabbit and tho Tar Baby", and, among many more things, see the picturesque, fun tastic May Pole Dance by the (lowers and the Brownies, who are later joined by miniature Red Cross nurses and a s<iiiad of diminutive infantrymen, all of whom will he there for the solo purposu of aiding in a great and noble cause. THEY ARK NOT SLACKERS! DON'T YOU BE EITHER! but buy those tickets NOW, the very first time they are otl'ered to you. The program will bo printed in the next issue of this paper. Liberty Loan Button. The button which will be given to every subscriber tu a Liberty Loan Bond of tile third issue, whether of a $50 bond or a $10,000 one, will have n bor? der of brilliant red, and a blue Held with a liberty bell, and the words "Third Liberty l^onn" in white. Sixteen million of these but? tons arc- now ready for delivery and will be given out when the subscriptions are made. FREE OF CHARGE. Any adult sufYerlrJg from coughs, cold 01 bronchitis is invited to call at th? drug store of Kelly Urug Company and get absolutely free, a sample bottle of Tloschee'a Oorman Syrnp, a soothing and healing remedy for all lung troubles, which lias a successful record of fifty years. Gives the patient a good night's rest free from coughing, with free expec? toration in the morning. A standard medicine for 50years. For sale In all civilized counties. Red Cross. A mooting of the Big Stone Gap ?Ohapler, American Red Cross was held in tho Minor Building o n Friday evening, April 1 -ih for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing year. The officers elected are as follows: BIG STONE GAP CHAPTER Chairman, General It. A. Avers. Vico Chairman. Dr. .1. T. Hagy. Secretary, Hev. D. T. Sells. Treasurer, Mr. Georg.' Tay? lor. Inspector of Work rooms, Mrs. lloraco Fox. Inspector of Knitting, Miss Minnie Fox. B1G ST() N K G A P B RANCH Chairman, Mr. L, T. Winston. Vice.Chairman, Miss Minnie Fox. Secretary, Mrs. J. B. Avers. Treasurer, Mr. Andy Witt. Chairman of Workroom, Miss Mary Ramsey. Chairman <>f Knitting, Mrs. C. 0. Long. Chairman of Civilian Relief, Mrs. C. 0. Coohran. Chairman of Ways anil Means, Mrs. R. E, Tuggarl. I Chairman- of Membership, Mrs. Erl Goodloe. Chairman of Press Committee M iss Sara Williams. JUNIOR AUXILIARY School Committee, Prof. Kuh ley, Prof. Suifridge, Prof Jones. WISE COUNTY SCHOOL FAIR Tho Wise County School Fair will be held at Appala'chia Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 20. The first thing on the program will be the contest bo tween all the Boy Scout troops in the county at two o'clock Friday afternoon. This contest will include work in first aid, tiro making and other Interest? ing phases of Boy Scout work. At 7:30 Friday evening the literary contests will be held. Chief among these will bo the debate between teams, one rep? resenting Fust Stone (rap, Big Stone Gup and Appalachian the other representing, Wise, Coe burn and Norton. The subjeeel of the debate is: Resolved, That military training should bo com pulsory in all public schools in the United Slates. Big Stone Gap's representative in the de bate of tliis most timely subject is W. Clifford Smith. It is very much to be hoped that a large number of citizens of Big Stone Gap will show their interest in the work of the schools and en? courage their representative by I their presence Friday. At 9:30 Saturday morning the exhibits of the schools will be opon to tho public. Tin: music contest will bo held at 10 a. m. and the high school spelling contest at 1 p. m. TOWN ORDINANCE. The following ordinance waa passed by the Town Council aj. its last meeting: Bo it ordained by the council of the town of Big Stone. Gap, Virginia: That all persons having out? side hydrants be required lo equip such hydrants with spring fuusets of a type to be approved by the town plumber. Persons having such hydrants will be given until July lot, 101?, in which to comply with this or? dinance. Fausots will bo furn? ished by tho town at cost on application to the town plum bor. Auy persou violating this or? dinance shall be tined not less than live dollars nor more than ten dollars. Wins Damage Suit. Jesa Elkins, of this place, who sued tho Southern Railway Company for $2000 damages, was awarded a compensation of $500 at tho prosent term of county court. Elkins was bad? ly injured and his car complete? ly demolished when it collided with a f roight engine on a cross: ing at East Stone Gap last Oc? tober. ! Funeral Of J. 0. Willis, The:body of J. Oscar Willis arrived hero last Tuesday night! from Sun Antonio, Texas, ue-l companied by Private Wells and conveyed to the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Willis. Services were held a t the Southern Methodist (hutch Wednesday afternoon at '2 o'clock by ttov; J. It. t.'raft, as sisted by Rev. J. M. Smith and Rev. C. W. Dean. The crowd was so largo several were forced to stand on the Outside during services. The funernl was of a military character, bei UK led by the Homo guard of Norton under the command of Uaplaiii Bartio, followed by several ex members of Company 11. School was dismissed ami all business bouses in town closer! their doors for one hour. An order was issued for every employee of the Stonegn Toko & Coal Company throughout their many works to ceuso work for a period of live minutes. At the grave three volleys were tired over the body and taps sounded by the bugler. The tloral tribute was the largest and most beautiful ever seen here, much of which was contributed by local organiza? tions and friends oftlio deceased in and out o f town, which speaks volumes for this excel lent young man who had a splendid record both as a sol? ider ami citizen. Among the relatives from out of town who attended the fun? eral were: M. W. Taylor, -Mr. and Mrs. \V. A. Taylor and Ar tbur Taylor of St. Paul: Mr. and Mrs. It. ,1. Taylor,of Dante: Mr. and Mrs. A. <i. Thompson, of Gary, W. Va., Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Kink, of Johnson City, Tenn., Mrs. J. JK.. Branson, of Abitigdon, a u d Grovor and Bnynard Gilly, of Norton. Echoes of Our Boys in Service Mr. and Mrs. Otis Mouscr, of the (lap, received lust Thursday a telegram stating that their oldest son, Vivion Mousor, who is a non-commissioned ofllcer at Camp bee, had received the highest grades in the receol examination o f the artillery school at that Cain p. Sam McCluen is now in train? ing in the Sanitation depart nmnt at Fort Myers Officers Training Camp. Hurl Willis returned tu Camp Lee Sunday mor.g after spending several days in the Clap, where he was called mi account of the burial of his brother, Oscar, who died at Camp Kelly in San Antonio, Texas. Crood Kelly, Henry McCor uiick and .lohn Allen Qoodloe have arrived safely in France. Sherman Hartley and .lohn Bean, who have been in train? ing in the Aviation Corps in Texas, are now in Now J?rne}' ready to sail to France. Trent Virginia Hoy. Sergeant Mack Trent, with General Perabing.s expedition? ary forcer, in France who was previously reported missing, and now a. prisoner of war in Germany, lives near Clinch port, Va. Ho was reported as a prisoner of war by the Y. M.C. A. workers in Germany Ball Game. The local high school team badly defeated the Lee Bap tint Institute team o f Pennington Gap hero Satur? day afternoon by a score of 111 to I. The homo boys have a good team this year and wore greatly disappointed when it was learned that there would be'no high school league in Wise County this seuson. ' Birth Announcement Horn to Lieutenant and Mrs. Samuel McChesney, last Wed? nesday afternoon at t!i3 home of Mrs. McChesney's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Beverley, in Hie Cap, a little son, weigh? ing eight pounds, which has been named Samuel McChes? ney, Jr. Buy a Third Liberty Loan Bond and help win the war. Red Cross Knitting. At the recent meeting of Un? ited Cross Chapter Mrs. C. C. Long was elected supervisor of j the knitting. Mrs.Long is a spien ' did worker and us a knitter of beautiful articles has no supe , rier. All wool can be secured from her on Wednesdays nnd Saturdays at the werk room and , the lluisliod articles can be ro turned tn her at the same place. Miss Minnie Kox, former su? pervisor, reports tiie following articles received from all the branches anil shipped to Camp Lee, Vtt. ?ppnlnctliu- -21 sweaters, tnufllcrs, t*> pairs socks, I bei met. In man?1 sweater, J pairs socks, I holmel SlOllogU?-4l sweaters, ? muf flora, 71 pair socks, 111 helmets, 4U wristlets It Oil a ? 10 sweaters,11 mulllers Ii pairs sucks, I helmets s wrist lets. Kenker?i:t sweaters, in muf? flers, 0? socks, I helmet. '.? w ristlets. Imuodun ?10 sweaters, "i mufflers, 11 pair socks, I hel? met, 17 wristlets. Dig Stone Clap, Knst Stone (Jap, V. .V S. W. and L. it N. ? lSii sweaters, 112 muffler, 1!?U pair socks, 'is helmets, 36 w ristlots. Total?342 sweat eis, 03 muf? flers, ;t:,.') pair socks Mi helmets, 110 wrist lets. Radford Nor? mal Notes The social Science students of the Senior Class in tbo Itad fore Normal, under the supervi? sion of l'iof. W. K. Uilborl, have organized a County Life Club, In chapel the aims of the (Mill) were presented lo the student body. These aims are to stimulate an Interest in county lifo among the students; to broaden themselves by work? ing unselfishly with others; to become better community lead ei s and more thoroughly ac? quainted with country life and the pi inciples governing it. The aims for the school are lo ere. ato ti favorable attitude toward amis) nipnlhy for rural improve in. in, by public programs, by distribution o f literature, by special bulletin boards, by ob? servance of special days, and to encourage and inspire the h ime people by writing letters and aendillg helpful literature and pamphlets home. The aims for lbe community are to create a lively interest in I he study i f agriculture and to fos ter movements for the inipiove menl of tie- agricultural active lies in the community j to en courage teachers to organize leagues in the communities to which they go, to arouse the interest of the people in the community league work by sending out able speakers to different parts of the countrj ; to emphasize the importance of league work through the local newspapers; to brine; about the improvement of the moral, bo cial, physical ami educational conditions of rural life through the sending of various bulletins to these sections. Any teacher or students of the Radford Normal who has had a course in Social Science or has read any of the prescrib? ed book.-, in connection with country life is eligible to mem? bership. The Country Life Club main tains a booth at the Normal School for the distribution of literature pertaining to commu? nity problems and community improvement. The Club re? cently served u luncheon to tbo conference of Division Superin? tendents called at tho Normal School by State Superintendent Hart. Active steps are being taken for widening the work of tho Club and extending its in? fluence outside of tho ir.slitu 1 tion. A life lor every foot of ground is what Germany is paying for territory gained. Rut she prob? ably thinks that lives can be pro? duced, while there is only so ' much territory. The Profit in Bonds Today you are given ii chance to make the safest investment lit the world. The United States government puts on sale three billion dollars worth of Liberty Bonds bearing 1 1-4 per cent interest. This, the third Liberty Loan, is the most liberal war invest, muni offered by America. The First Loan h?re tl U2 per COllI interest ; the Second Loan bore I percent interest, The inter est on the Third Loan is three fourth- per rent greater than the First and one-fourth per pent greater than on the Second. A $50 bond of the Third Loan will pay in interest $2.12 a year: ja $100 Loud will pay f 1.25 a year. Liberty bonds not only are a safe investment, ted only do they pay a high interest, but they are certain to increase in \ alue. Von ean borrow money on Liberty Bonds, You ean eon vert them into cash at any tune. And you'll see them rise tar above what you've paid for'tllCUl, United State- I per cent $100 bonds, due in 101T, OIU.Id at ?iaoi Another issue of I per rent f loo bonds, due in 1025, nilCC -.1-1 at $107, And an issue of ?_' per cent bonds t less than half the ritte of interest of the Liberty Loan i, due in 1030, in. sold at $100. Conservative- bankers estimate that within live year- Liberty Bonds of the various is-m-s be soiling at $115. In live years a $1011 bond of tie- Third Loan will have Imriic $2I .25 interest. If its market value, a- expucted, reaches $115 that will be an additional $15 profit. 'Thus 1 h.- total return on the investment at Hie end id' live years will lie $101.25?more t hau 7 per COIlt. Without premium, a Liberty Boiid will double its,-|f in value in less than 17 years, provided the interest isiuvested a t I per cent as soon as recoiveiL Liberty B.Is up to $5000 tin! exempt from taxation. Bonds may lie hough I on the installment plan thru all banks and thru most employers. 'The hanks w ill sell a f?n bond for a down payment of $0 and $:i a week for 15 Weeks; they will ? ell a $100 bond for a down pay? ment of $10 and a week for 18 weeks. Buy your bonds today. With the Democratic decision to put no candidate in 'he Held to oppose Representative O. Buscom Slcmp, in the Ninth District, and the absence of [any opposition to Senator 'Thomas S. Martin, it appears that this year's congressional election in Virginia will bo very quiet indeed. 'The billy district in which a contest is assured in the Fighlh, where Colonel Elija B. While, food administrator of Virginia will oppose C. C; Carlin, incumbent. The American people are perfectly willing to live on "substitutes," if only those substitutes are made available. As soon, however, as a substi? tutes is suggested, tho price of that article emulates tho air ship. When fixing a price on wheat the government might give great relief by tilso fixing j prices on tho substitutes.