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The Big Stone Gap Post.
-? BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA., WEDNESDAY. JULY 24719187" ' VOL. XXVI. No, 30 Save Our Streets No doubl every nuo of our readers who has gone ahout in (own from time to lime since the extremely hard weather last j winter lias hoi iced the increasing ileteriorutiou of the Btreels, and the present deplorable condition (if inuny parts of the streets. Some of us have charged this deterioration to one cause and ,>n ?? to another, and there has lieen no complete agreement inioug our citizens as to the real cause or causes of the present condition. All uro agreed, how . ,er, as to the uflecl and as to die consequences of leaving the drents' in this condition longer. Those who know uhout tho li iiances of the town and the va i urns heavy calls for inonoy rais? ed by luxes and licenses to sup? port schools, streets, light- and iither things know that it is im possible for the town of l?g Muni- tiap to maintain nil ol the streets and roads through tho kow'ii in anything like good con? dition with the largest -tun ol money thut the town council can jtossibly appropriate front its regular revenues. All know that tliu road condition iu the county outside of the town ate as had nt, if not worse, than Ihey are in town. All know that with the present high coal of labor and materials a little money goo- on? ly a little ways. Before this article reaches your eyes doubtless every mule citizen id the town over tin- ago nt' sixteen years will have been presented with u paper reading a- follows : ??Show Vuur Cuiiiuiuii Scoie, Your Inter cit iu Vuur Town, Vuur Civic Pride, ?ud Your I'alriullsm by j.ij the Vulunliir) Viet I. in, Arn) ul the luwn ut Hijl Slune tiap. ?WHKURAS, th. se are extra? ordinary and abnormal tunes, clearly milking and designing the patriots and slackers in many ways; ami whereiis the roads, streets mid avenues of our town ue in hud condition and heed repairing; and whereas the town has no uinnuy and labor is scarce and hard to get ; mill w herons ut a citizens meeting, held lor the purpose of 'discussing ways and means for the up-keep and tho regulation of the traffic over the liiadri and streets of the tow u and county, the following resolut ion was passed : "Kl?SOLVED, That the Chair? man of this meeting appoint a committee to prepare petitions, calling upon every male person over sixteen years old residing iu the Town of liig Stone Gap to sign said peliiion, thereby hold? ing himself to work in August, 191S, two days on the streets, liyehues und roads iu the town, "i it he cannot work himself to hire) some one to work in his place, or if he cannot work him? self or hire any one to work iu Ids place to pay $6,00 into tho treasury of the town to he ex? pended Upon the .streets, avenues and roads of tho town, which work and money is to he done !"l expended under the direc? tion and supervision of ,1. 1'. Wolfe, 11. K. Fox und (i. W. Scott, engineers; ami whereas iu order to u.t the conditions con? fronting us, we, the undersigned, agree to work in August, IU Is, two days upon the roads, streets and avenues of l?g Stone Hap, or if we cannot work, to hire some ono to work in our place, or if we can neither work our? selves nor hire anyone to work in our place, we will pay Five Dollars ($5.00) to the town to ue expended upon the roads, streets and avenues of said town." This paper explains itself. The patriotic .Judge of our Cir i nit Court und distinguished cit? izen of our town, realizing that we were getliug nowhere by standing around and discussing the causes of street deteriora? tion, spread a call for a citizens' meeting at the town hall lust Friday evening, which meeting I was largely attended. Tili? j meeting not only discussed tin* causes of street conditions, but the consequences and what could j be done to remedy the situation. As a result iif ibis discussion the resolution above was ottered and adopted by an overwhelming majority of the men present at the meeting. John W. (Jbalkley, Chairman Of tin' meeting, appointed the following commit tec to draw Ihe pledge and distribute it for sig? natures, namely : Dr. \V. A. Httker, Chairman, Judge II. A. W. Skceii, Mr. .1. U. Wainpler, Mr. Caber t 'oilier, Mr. Claude Kelly, Mr. I. N, Kelly, Jr., Mr. 1'. II. Kennedy. 'these gentlemen will attempt to see every male eili/.en in town and secure his signature to the pledge. Do not wait for I hem lo codlC to you, however, bill bunt one of them up ami volun? tarily sign this pledge and join in the g.I work. The resolu? tion is conditioned upon one halt of Ihe male citizens of the town over sixteen years' of ago signing same. No dotllil there will be u number of men who will feel that I hey ale not aide to give eithei the lime or ihe money, and a number who will feel that they .ire not sufficiently interest? ed in their town to do so. There will he a few others who so en? joy abusing town iitiicinls und other people who try to gel things done that they will not take lime from discussing past mistakes, or alleged mistakes, in spending money or doing work to gigli Ibis pledge. While all healthy and constructive criti? cism is good lor a town just like it is good for an individual, yet lime is now loo precious lo waste in listening to useless criticism 'of somebody's past Conduct. The streets tire getting Worse while the talking i-- on. Instead of listening, lei every patriot sign up immediately, join iii the movement wholc-licuitcdlv und go to Work lo save the streets before il is too late. Wollt if you - an, and if you can hoi work send in your live dollars to the town i reasurcr. The meeting adjourned lo Kri dayi duly 2lHh, al the town hull ui s ::iii p. ut. Everybody is earnestly requested to attend thai meeting. Tin' above com? mittee will report there the re? sult of their ciforts; the engin? eering committee referred loin the resolution will make a pre? liminary report as to what it thinks can best be done,' and (lie Mayor und Town Council tire earnestly requested to lie I bore lo disc 11 ks the whole matter with the citizens of ihe town. Not? withstanding ihe tiuttiieiul condi? tion of the town, it is believed thai the council ought to be able lo have on lutuil the week in Au? gust it is decided to work enough material to best utilize the tabor which will be provided. tiolo this meeting Friday evening. It you have x good idea lake il with you. Kverybody ought to go there, however, with their minds made Up to lay aside for the present criticisms of the past, ami made up to join a united ef? fort lo accomplish something iu t In- preseiil. School Teachers The llig Stone t lap School Hoard announces the election of the following corps of teachers lor the session lplS-m : Owen It, Easley, Principal. Miss Mary l.ou Fotter', Mathe? matics unit Science. Miss Nelle Van Gorder, Eng I lish und Latin. Miss Cussie 1.. Duval, 715 Grade and Departmental Work. Miss Kathleen Knight, 7 A tirade and Departmental Work. Miss Winifred Mulliiis, OA Grade und Departmental Work. Miss Flora Bruee, &H tirade THE DAY." They laughed at the day when their awmili would alay The mother ami both child at tneast ? When the hate of the years should l>e quenched In the tears * If the foe on the glooming west They curled their llpa at the doom of the ahljn Their pirate boothba might sink Ami they reeked still less of the frighlfuloesj Thai should make the peoples shrink When tho barrier fen and the channel pints Should no longer intervene W hen no law of the I mil nor t lod'a command Should stay the submarine. They laughed at the feast at the "talk of the priest And the tilings the world might -o Km tl.eir Kalser heuat ami the Turk in the Kant Would 'role' from the ilawn of the day Now here's to a day when a world at play M o smile at the brute-dreamed day And the kings disbaild at the stern command Ufa King that is higher than tliey ? Main M. Smytlie In ltii-t"l Herald ('ourlef iiinl Departmental Work. Mi-- Kobertn Iii ?not;, ?A tiradeund Depart Illental Work. 1 Mi- Olgti r\ 11 ort. Uli Grade. Mr-. .1. lt. Vickiira, Uli Grade. Mr-. Mary Skeoh Brown, :inl tirade ami Domestic Science. Mi-- Lillian Buddetuoyer, .'InI Grutlo Ulid Dopartiui'iital Work. Mrs. .lames li. Marks, l-i ami j .'ml Grades, Mis- Marx I. Mai.Ion, 1st tiraile. Ii. .V N . School?lo he supplied. I'roi. .1. II. Urice, Principal, Colored School. Mi- Adrian K. McGhee, As sisiani in (ioloreil Hehiiol. Most o? these teachers are well and favorably known to Un? people of Ii ig Stone liap. The selection of the new teachers has heen the subjecl of careful -outvh and thoroiigli deliberation on the palt of the hoard j it i- hoped they will prove valuable oildi Iions t<> our teaching force. Miss I'ntief comes to us frinn Georgia : she received hot odticu lion aI Oberlin College, llhivcr sily of Alabama, University of Virginia. l\.d.od\ College' for Teachers, ami 1'olumbia IJniver ally : she has had a nttinhei' of years sueeessftil touching expo rience in Georgia. Miss Kath leen Knight t- Our fellow-towns man ; she graduated recently with high honor- at Martha Washington College. Mrs. V ick ars is a graduate of the Harrisou hurg Normal and Industrial School ; she is known in Wise county by her maiden mint", Mis- Kram e- Menefee; .-he taught did and Ith grades last your in the Wise! school with marked success'. Miss Budde. mover is n native of Missouri) hut comes to us from Iowa : she is a graduate of I lie State Nor? mal School ai Wiirronsjmrg; Mo., ami of the Ladies College, Lex? ington, Mo. : she has ||Ulj several year- of successful loueiiing ox perienee in city and rural schools in Missouri and Iowa, ami Collies to us highly recommended, BRIEF SKETCH Ol? li. S. CRAW FORD Salisbury, I'enn'a , .1 illv 17.? Lieutenant Boyd S. Crawford's name him appeared in the ens 'unity list, although his death 'occurred May "J-lli. The follow? ing is u .-hort .sketch of Suits I burg's first office! to die in ttc | tioti tit the front: According to u letter received by Mrs. Nellie Briney Crawford from Major b'. S. Beoson, of the i Khginoer Corps, her husband j was instantly killed by a high lexplonivo shell tit 4 o'clock, on the morning of May 28. Lieu j tenant Crawford was leading his men "over the top" in an American attack, which, at; cording to Major Beinum, was a 'glorious success, when the shell exploded, killing not only the lieutenant but several of his I brother officers and men. Major Beeson's letter ex pressod high praise of Lieu ten tint Crawford, both na u soldier and gentleman. It Hinted that he wus given burial with those military honors possible, nt a point near the front. The sympathy of the major and the nlHeers of the regiment in ev tended in Mrs. Crawford. Lieutenant Crawford wan born in Charloroi, und his In ?me. til tlm time lie entered I In* Her vice, was in Saltshurg. Hi- was ul work fur till) Slain nf Virginia tiH mi engineer, when he enlisted, IiihI October at Ma rioh, Va lie was in training for u mouth ut Bolvio training Cuhip hi Virginia, and was then uwU'dell a second lieulen ant's commission and seilt to Camp American University at Washington, I), t'. Later lie was sent lo Camp Wheeler at Marion, On . ami in January lo Oanip Mel'lierson, from which, afler til rue weeks he left, for h rauce. Lieutenant Crawford is the liist Saltshurg soldier to fall at the front, lie leaves, in addi? tion to his widow, two sons, Boyd l 'raw ford, J r , 7 years old, and Doiiahl Crawford, I yours old. Mrs Crawford, since her husband's enlistment, has lived with her sister, Miss Klia iBrincy, in fourth avenue, Til I reiitum I I Mr. Crawford wits well known in Wise county where In' had charge of the building of a number of our pike roods! se\ uriil years ago, und Ins death I is greatiy deplored Kd. | The Merchant Marine Needs Men from 21 to 30 as Sailors, Firemen and Cooks. Ur. Karl Sioehr, of the Kelly j Drug Company is a special en? rolling agent here of the t'.S. Shipping Hoard, and is signing i up young men to enter the Iniin ling Her vice of the Merchant Marine as sailors, tin-men, coal passers, conks, and messinen. The young men are given a j special course of instruction on training ships maintained by the U. B, Shipping Hoard; be? fore being placed in the crews of the big llew merchant vessels now being commissioned by the Shipping Hoard to take supplies lo Europe They receive good pay ami are given exemption from military service by special regulation. GREEN'S AUGUST FLOWER Ma* beeii lined for all ailment* thai are caused liy a disordered Htnniacli .mil Inactive liver, such iaa ?ick headache, cun*Upatloii, toui Htoinach; nervous indi? gent ion. tcrmctit.itioii of food, palpitation of tlm heart caused liy gases In the stomach, Aiiguat flower is a gentle laxitive. regulates digestion both ill sto? mach and Intestines, cleans mid sweetens tho stomach ami alimentary cnual.atlniu latea the liver to leerele the Idle and ini purities froiu the blood. Sold by Kelly l)rug C. The money is being used to defeat our enemy, to maintain armies lighting side by side with our soldiers, and fleets pa? trolling the same oceans with our sailors. KOK SALB. ? Guaranteed strictly flrtst class Jersey butter an I fresh eggn sent direct to consumer by parcel post. Nice friers fed to order of two weeks notice. Write or telephone Mrs. ] Max Blaclremore, Joneaville, I Va. Telephone No. "J'JO'J. National Prohibition Dr. Arthur D. Bevah Calls im Doctors to Work for it as a Vital War and Public Health Measure In In? presidential address be. fore thu American Medical As. social ion at the recent Chicago \ i.ling, l<r Arthur Dean Be- 1 van came out emphatically for national prohibition us a meas? ure that would increase the war utlicicnoy of the American pen. pie. lie also said it would be the most important public health measure that could be secured. Dr. Bevaii begun this part of his address, Which htm just been published, by stating that no army has ever been mobiliz? ed that bus been as free from drinking as the American army, and he added that it was for? tunate that the mobilization oc? curred at u time when the amount of drinking in this country wus rapidly diminish? ing and tit a lime when most of the states were going on a pro. hibitiou basis. Continuing lie said "As we anal) zo the fuels in a scientific und medical way there can he 00 doubt of the in? jurious elt'ecls of alcoholic drinks on both tho physical und mental well-being.of our popu? lation. There can tie no doubt that the greatest single factor that We can Control ill the in? terests of the public health of the nation would be the elimina? tion of alcohobc drink. "Ill tilt) slow evolution of civ. ilizulioh, many great wrongs persisted for eimlurios, boctiuse l people hiol bocoihe so accustom? ed to them thtll they were nc copied art matters of course. They became so entrenched that it required cither centuries of cilticutio.' a revolution |o extirpate or right them. "tlretil epidemics and plagues wen- accepted as inevitable und us visitations of God. Govern incut h) autocratic power und divine right without the con? sent of the governed has been tolerated. Slavery ?villi iis horrors was defended. Among the gn at Wrongs tod long tol? erated, none has done more in? jury to mankind than drink. "Kvents now ate moving rap? idly in the convulsions of a world war. The course of events is wi iting the death war runt of autocracy and rule b> divine right: and science and education should eliminate not only the plagues and epidemics hui also the curse of drink from the world. ?1 want to plead for the united action of the organized medical profession of this coun? try to secure protection by law against the injury that drink is doing to our people, not uh a po? litical measure, but as the most important public health meas? ure that could he secured. "In this crisiH when we and our allies are lighting not only for ourselves but also for hu inanity und civilization, we must organize the entire nation in the most efficient possible way, ami this cannot he done without eliminating drink. Bach member of the medical profession us an individual, each county medical society, euch state medical society, should take an active part in the propaganda against drink and secure national prohibition not years from now but now when it is so badly needed am will accomplish so much good not only for our boys in khak und in blue, but for the nation in arms. And W hen it lias on ?>? been ilone away with, it COIlld no more be resurrected after the war tbiiu could slavery." Coal Production Miners and Operators must Work Together. Washington, l> C . July 10 ? lames B. Neale, director of pro lUCtioil of tile I'niteil States Fiiel Administration, lias beeii [uldressing the coal operators nil the need of speeding uppio iltietiou, an idl'ort in which ho bus the hearty co-operation of the mine workers Bofore (eat - illg to address a meeting of the operators at Fairmont, W. \a , M r. N oalu said: "Leiters I have received front eon) operators and labor leaders lihvo con vi n.1 nie that suit i clent coal can be produced by the men, now working, witti the developuietit ami equipment now available, provided that every man and boy from I ho highest company otliciiil t" I lie* smallest trapper will put forth lustiest Utfort. The operuiorH ami their stnil's cnilliol do it alone; the mine workers cannot do a alo 10, hut bv both parties in interest working haul in hand, putting forth their best endeavor to help win the war, il can he done " Tili- mim' owners must work as thoy have never worked he fore. The operators must be in and about their mines, showing in every way then deep interest in the government's deterininfi tiou for increased coal tonnage. They must take up with their superintendents am' mine boss? es tpiestioiis of ellicieiicy and working conditions ho that the largest opportunities inav be af? forded to the workers I (1111 confident that much hem-lit will accrue if the operators themsel? ves und then- Hiiperintemltiuts keep impiiring of ihe mii.e boss, es iis lo what can lie done to ,-nable tilt! Illinois to piodtlCO i more coal. The operators must, jtuke away from the mine work? ers every excuse for days ab? sein or short hours work. I'out cannot be produced if pil cats lire not furnished to the miners; if the miners are ir tssed out or wanting timber. These small details must assume large pro. portions and must he looked af? ter with the greatest care. "The mim- workers must re? port for work each day and act? ually must work his full eight hours and produce more coal than ever beforri, The mine worker is much more likely lo do this if ho sees that the mine superintendent is making ut? most superhuman efforts to en? able him to work each day un? der the best possible conditions. Then- is no doubt dial in many cases the in'her lias lost many days and has worked m in) short hour days, and this has been the cause of a great loss of pro? duction; but at tin- same time there is doubt that a large ton? nage bus lieeu lost by the care leanness ami Inefficiency of tho mine management. "To carry this war to a suc? cessful conclusion this govern? ment bus undertaken a great ami sacred Obligations which must tu: fulfilled. It cannot be fultilled without a marked in? crease in tho output of coal. We must, one and all, both operators and mine, workers, set) to it that the government does not fail through any fault of ours." [ Economizing may possibly Mhurt, but what of the hurls of , tli" men who light and die for i you?