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THE BIG STONE GAP POST.
WEDNESDAY, APR. 17, 1018 Pobhshed Ever/ Wednesday by tho WISE PRINTING COMPANY, Incorporated. OILUERT N. KNIGHT. - Editor. LINDSEY J. HORTON. A??'t Editor Uno Yonr, - St.OO Six Months. - .BO Thros Months. - .26 Kntered according to postal rcgtilntlons st tho post ofBeo st Rig Stono Hap assw ond'Clsss matter. SUBSCRIBERS uro earnestly re? quested to observe tbo date printed on tboir address Klips, which will keep them tit nil times posted ns to tho date of tho expiration of their sub scription. Prompt nnd timely attention 10 this request wiil save nil pnrtiea n grout deal of annoyance. ' Don't Know Americans. Gorman papers in gloating over the sinking of the Tuscan ia expressed the conviction that the incident "must Unfall ingl)' dampen the spirits of Americans." If evidence were wanted that Germany is lamentably ignor? ant of American character the nbove is sulliciont. Americans are the last race on onrth to be given to crying over spilt milk. Probably no nation in history has grown to commanding in lltieuce in the world over great or opposition than has the Ullitod Staes. Opposition is the bread of life to our pcoplo, and your red blooded American bits it mild contempt for any occupation that contains none of the element of danger or chance. If proof were wanted to re? fute the insinuation of the Tue. tons that we would blanch at the dangers from their subma? rines, it is found in the fact that before the ink wns hardly dry on the papers in Ibis coun* tip giving the news of the sink? ing of iheTuscania, enlistments in all branches had jumped to the support of Franco, a former noble ally in our own struggle for freedom, thai her people may remain frei' und hol he crushed to earth by u barba? ric foe, scientifically skilled to be cruel. .lust such erroneous state? ments an the above are respon? sible for much of the dissatis? faction ami disaffection in the country. Ignorant and un thinking people gather from such utterances that this coun? try is lighting the battles, of France. Nothing could be further from the fact. Ilud hot the German policy run counter to every interest of the American people; had not that country leveled un offen? sive directly at us, we would Hlill be found adhering to the policy 01 neutrality, the policy to which we desperately tried to cling even in the face of ro pouted insults and aggressions, Had Germany in the spring of 1917 in good faith carried out her promises in regard to submarine warfare, President Wilson would not have severed relations with her. other causes might, and probably would, have worked a rupture; but the direct cause of our en? tering the light was Germany's failure to keep her plighted word in a matter that meant almost the life or death of this country. The United Slates hns no quarrel with Germany on Franco's account. The wrongs of that country may, and no doubt will, odd to tho zeal with which our people will prosecuto the war, but they were no part of the causes that led to our taking action. We uro today ns loyal to the Monroe Doctrine as at any time in our history. Tho purely national affairs of tho Old World countries aro no concerns of ours, and never should bo. Wo are glod that since wo ure in tho struggle on the ontente side, wo can In some measure repay the debt we owe to that plucky republic; but without grievances of our own, wo could not in honor have entered the conllict. There is no necessity of our inventing reasons for our ac? tion. The causes were plain and could not he mistaken. The American people wore ex? pected to how to tlte arrrogaut demands of Prussia and boj war lord, and surrender rights guaranteed to us by the laws of nil nations?even those of the arrogant teuton empire. To have yielded would have been to forfeit our self-respect and the respect of the nations of the earth. Let us In- hottest with our people. We are in the war be cause we had cause to enter ? just cause -causes piled moun? tain high. We are not lighting the battle of any other country . Wo arc fighting our own bat? tles. Wn shall, however, tight side by side with the ontente armies in all good fellowship, glad Hint we are lighting in the same noble cause?t he preser . vdtion of Freedom in the earth. Farm Labor. Through the art ion of I he Federal Government, what promised to be a famine in farm labor has apparently been aver? ted. The work of the United Stales Kiupinyincnl Service' of the Deprnliuoiil ol Labor is bringing relief I.Hid it ions that until recently were the ctlliso of grave concern. Scarcity id' farm labor may still be felt in some sections. Where Ibis is the ca-ethe greatest publicity should be given I > the fact that the employment Ser vice stands rend}'nt all time lo co-operate with the fanners in remedying thi' trouble. In any community Buli'orihg from a scarcity of farm labor, ?in application to your rural route carrier or your postmaster will bring a blank form that. ttllCIt properly tilled out and forwarded lo Washington accord? ing to directions, will put thai community indirect loach with the Klliployineiit Service. The heads of this service wish the country In know that to dale the Service has been able In supply lahm to i.I all calls, and hopes to he able to i.t all future calls. Fanners needing help and un? able to secure it, should nid hesitate to call upon this depart? ment .created primarily Im I heir relief. The Government is ur? gent thai no hind in the United Slates lies idle this year if it is possible to bring it under culti? vation. 'I'o tins end. farmers who, with the proper help,would be enabled to increase their acreage of crops, should avail themselves o( the Kuiploynienl Service and exert themselves to the utmost to produce bumper crops. An exchange remarks that the Mexican crises is passing. ? >! course it is. They pass as regu? larly down there as the moon's phases. tine of our new boats has been named the Licking. Whether or not it proves a desirable name will depend on whether it gives, or takes. A New York man has appeal? ed to tho cuurls tu compel his wife to keep silence, llul where is he going to lind a judge with nerve enough to undertake to impose such a sentence'.' It might be hinted to those patriotically holding onto their earthly possessions, that Liberty Knuds at 1 1-1 per cent will be much more attractive than a direct tax. RED CROSS WORK ROOM NOTES Wo uro malting onr ltb shipment to? day April 1?.1VI8. itods?72 sheets. 24 pillow cases, 2fi mauy-tall bandages. Stonega- 1200 1x4 Sponges, 202 Many Trilled Bandages Keokee?600 4x4 Sponges, 16 Pairs Pa famas, 4 Operating Shirts. ? 26.1 Many Tilled Bandages, 18 Bed Shirts. lumaii- 17 Pairs Operating Leggings, 8 Pairs lied socks. Big Stone Dap?6t)0 Ixl Sponges, in I'aira I'ajamu, 4 Operating Shirts. 26.% Many-Tailed bandages, 2.. Bed shirts. The rollowlag is a list of the supplies mado in the work rooms of1 the Chapter from May 18, It?l3 i<> date. 10T.7 I'llloir cases! 828 Sheets, 117 Dish Towels, !'l Mot Water bag eover?. 4? Pairs Bed Hooka, . lo', Ixi 8|.gea, 2:tl Triangular hand ages' iia Dozen I Inch Bandage?, -'ii> tloa en S inch.bandages, 101 iloxeti Ik i inch comprca'ca, .it itoxen :'? Inch bandages, 6 I'? dozen Inch crinoline bamtagea, 8 I-2 dozen II inch outing bandages, 8 dor.vn l Inch outing bahdagea, 8 dozen four failed bandages: :t"i dozen t inch bandages, 53 pair op? erating seeks, AI pair pajamas. 2s."> bed shlrta, 40 Operating gowns, 7:i comfort bags, ?VUI napkins, I<VS tray COTCIS, 6 bed -.piead-.. 66 ulgWfcngalea IMUSTSIIII-.MEST 24. 21 bath cloths. fiO projterly bags, 24 draw sheets. 53 towels. * operating caps, l operating lielmbts, ;t bath robes, 02 ?l> domlnal bamlagca, 1100 many-tailed bamtagea. The brntichos have tlono splendid work, such good work thtit it sooins in Boitiu of them, almost everybody in tho heigh borbood lias joined. This is as it should be^ for M 'H through the Kud Cross that the pe?plo who stay :il homo have their chiof opportunity lo help. 11 is regrottod that tho Work Uoom must give up llioir form? er Chairman, Mrs. Horace Vox, who has been appointed chair? man of the inspecting commit tee of the various branches of tlie Chapter. Mrs. Vox has served so faithfully and clli cionlly, in the formet capacity, that loo much preis?! and credit can lot be extended her. Miss Mary Itailisey has been appointed to follow Mrs. Fox A butter and mure competent pors >ll COtlld llpt have been chosen for Ibis work anil we wish Miss Itnnisoy much sue cess in her new appoint menl. Those attending the Work Kooill for the week i llllihg April I3lll were: Mrs. Arthur Foster. 2 hours; Miss Mary UlllUHOy, 2 1 2 hours; Mrs. K. I-' Murg?ss, 2 hours; Mrs II K. Fox, 1 2 hours; Mrs I'. ('. Long, 2 l '_' hours, Miss I'etiit 1 |.2 hours; Mrs. J. I!. Ayiirs, I \-l hours; Mrs. K. F. ?oodloe, ?.! Iibursj Mrs. W. T. Qoodloe, '.! hours; Mrs. F.d Moos, I. 1 liour; MrS.lK. J. 1'res cotl, I I 2 hours; Mrs. It T. I n ine, 1 hour. I'lense remember tho Wed nesday anil Saturday meetings. I lie Business Womam. Until recently, the business woman was ilie exception. Now She is everywhere. What with sulTrago prevailing in many stales and likely to become uni? versal, and is also taking a po? sition in public life never before accorded her s--x, so far as his. lory records. 'The world war has been re? sponsible for the woman in bus? iness, and doubtless has had its effect in bringing about suf frage. 'There can be no doubt that, to n largo ex to it, women is in business to stay, ll is up to her to make good, and she can do this if she so wills. To suc? ceed, however, she must of lie ecssitv reconstruct her views of life. Not only this, but her education must be radically Changed, Heretofore the boy has been educated for a career. Ho has been trained for the work that he has eliasen. His wh ile life has been built upon and around Ibis career. Not so with the girl, or if so, the careers have been widely different, fn every) age of the world up to the pres? ent, the ultimate object of woman's exisinhce ..has been mart iage ?tili maternity. True there have always been excep? tions, but they merely Bltillced to emphasize (lie rule. Henceforth,however, if wom? an is to take her place beside j mail in the business world, this jnillsl be wholly changed. She must be educated und trained ' for business first and matri? mony as an alternative. Tuer WITHIN YOUR GRASf You hold the opportunity today to crush out Junkerism i and forever rid the world of the terrorism of the Prussian War Lord. Your money would be of little use to you if the Germans should win the war abroad and come over here to com? plete their work of world subjugation. % Let us not falter or count the cost, for in the freedom of the world lies our only safety, and the preservation of our American Liberties and institutions. Go to Your Bank TODAY and BUY LIBERTY BON Of This Advertisement Contributed by Interstate Finance & Trust Company will, of course, be many posi-i lions whore she can continue to! gain a livelihood while await? ing i liq important b\ enl of mat? rimony, hut if matrimony con. linues to bo her ultimate goal, business will always be a side issue, a secondary considera? tion, and lier success tin rein will bp negligible. And perhaps, contrary to thoj age-long contention of lordly man, this business training will not unlit her for that more im j portant vocation of matrimony. We confess our inability to see' wherein a sound business train? ing can be considered object ionnbly in a wife ami mother, And as intellect is frequently the offspring of intellect, who can tell but the new departure may be for the better develop? ment of the race after all!' When yon hear u patriot la? menting the fact Ihut he is pasl the service age, remind him that those within that age ore giving .'iti? daysayoar to their country, and that by scratching around right lively he might discover opportunities to employ at least li part of his time the same way even here at home. Many other things iii-sides lighting are to be done. NOTICE For the benefit of my custo? mers at Hig Stone Gap und Ap palachia, I have made arrange? ments with the Johnson Trans? portation Company to deliver twice a day, cut flowers, floral designs, pot plants, vegetable plants, etc., at their regular stopping stations, at Hig Stone Gap and.'Appalachia. This is a good chance to get your flow? ers fresh from the greenhouse. All charges prepaid on orders over $1.00. Give your orders to the cur driver or phono me direct phono No. 1030 Norton, Va. J. E Horsman, Florist, Dooley, Va. Buy your stationery from the Wise Printing Company. CONCENTRATE WHILE TELEPHONING It is not pleasant to talk over th? telephone with u person whose conrc/ss tiou is so indistinct thut you frequently have to u>k him to ropeut, nor ie it pleas? ant to be asked to repeat. Krequtut Intci i options nair the pleasure of any taih. Careful attention to the conversation in hand and proper care to speak plainij und directly into the transmitted' will o.U.' inulc must of this trouble. Concentration and courteous att tion t;i>en to a telephone conversation arc marks of respect that will b? appreciated. ? ? ? s. ? . ? THX CHESAPEAKE AND FOTOHsj TELEPHONS OOMPAr? | OF VIRGINIA 8. n. MILTON, Lo??l U?ne$?r. Y?l. UCVJ Big Barga AT Sil Having decided to change my li,lf| goods at the old stand I will now offer Sl| good bargains every day in the week and! Saturday special bargains will prevail ul further notice. Don't miss an opportun like this. It will pay you to investigfll'j