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The Big Stone Gap Post.
VOL. XXVI. JL^TONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA., WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 11,1918. No. 37 September 12 Day Set for Registration of Men 18 to 45. Washington, Sept. 5.?Presi? dent Wilson signed the Man I'owor act bringing all men in the United States from IS to 15 ye?M of age within 11??- army jrafl ami immediately after? ward issued u proclamation lix jug Thursday, September 12, us registration tiny. The hours of registration will be from T it. m. to t> p. tu. und all state ami loeal ollipials uro called on to make immediate ar? rangements for maintenance of registration places on that day. All tuen within the new noes, whether citizens of the United States or hot, nmsl register, till if-s they are diplomatic or con? sular representatives of foreign nations. In ease of illness on the regis? tration day, arrangements for tardy enrollment may he made with loeal hoards and men who expect to he absent from (heir hollies may register by mail, suf Bciehlly in advance that the registration record reaches the board by September 12. It a nuui has no porinniicul residence he is to register at the place he is mi September 12 and those nut of the country on that day are required lo enroll within live days after their return. ?Youths in llieir eighteenth year will bo placed in a separate group, the War Department has announced, to he subject to a Special educational program and will not he called until the sup? ply of other available men in the new classes \g exhausted. This does not mean that their calling will be lung deferred, however, inasmuch an it has been announced thai all men in thd new registration accepted lor general service will ho under arms by June 80, lOlil. Although the "work 01 light" clause which would have a Heel? ed striking workmen was taken nut of the lull before passage, I'rovosl Mnrsbnl-Uenoral OrowN der has planned to apply vigor ously existing regulations relat? ing to idle men or those engaged in iinnoBSOittiiil employment to the newly registered men. dickenson"" county news Kreeling, \'a , Sept. 0.?Mrs. Mury McKall, although eighty odd years of age, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Hylton, of Wise, twenty miles distant. Tlie aged lady made ton miles of. the trip on horseback. Mrs. willy BruDhani is at? tending ber granddaughter, Mrs. Hester Stanley, of Isom, who is quite indisposed. ?arland K. Davis, civil eu gineer, of Norland, is doing some work in his line for James Q. McKall, near Kreeling. John McOlanahan, of (Mini wood, was til this place during the week in the interest of the Dickonson county fair lo be held at Olintwood next monih. This will be the second year of tho fair, and it appears to have progressed from the beginning. Daniel M. McKall is visiting his brother, Octavtis McKall, of Holecomp. Mrs. Martha Vanover, an aged lady, of near Clintwood, is spoudiug a day or two with roluttves at her old home near this placo. Mrs. Julia W. Vanover, who bus been confined to the sick room during the pust year, shows no signs of uuy perma? nent improvement. James U. Stanley is attend ing tho Primitive Baptist Asso ciation being hold on Big Mud Crook, Floyd t ouuty, Ky. District Director Make Appeal for War Savings Stamp Campaign. A fer yon I appeal to the people of the Ninth Virginia Congres Bional District has been made by K. It. Boyd, district director, for united co-operation in the coming war Bnving stamp drive. His appeal follows: "To the People of the Ninth Congressional District of Vir? ginia: "<>n June 28, by proclama? tion of the President, every loyal person in the United States was naked to pledge to the government that ho or she would save and buy, nt regu? larly Stated periods, War Sav. ing Stamps to the limit of his or her ability , not to exceed one thousand dollars in any Individ uul case, between that time and January I, 1010. Other states hoard and heeded the call. The people of the state of Tennessee have bought und pledged them selves to buy $2,600,000 over their quota. The state of Mis? sissippi, with a population of more than 60 per cent, colored, has bought and pledged to buy over '.'1 per cent of its quota, "We sometimes say that wo are ptoud wo tiro Virginians, That may be true, but could the Virginians of old, the Vir? ginians who made the name dear to the hearts of the Ameri? can people, any thai of us? They could not unless Virginia awakes und meets its responsi? bility as our forefathers did and as our boys are now doing on the battle fields of Franco. Virginia stands N th in the purchasing of and pledging to purchase War Saving Stamps. Forty three other states in this union have gone ahead of Vir? ginia. "The Ninth District of \ ir giniu, certainly the greatest district in the state, and view? ed from its varied industry, coal, timber, iron ore, furnaces, agriculture, cattle raising, rail roads, public roads, it is fust becoming one of the greatest sections in the nation. This great district bus bought and pledged to buy ouly about to per cent of its quota. Is it lack of patriotism, or love of coun? try; or is it lack of love for our boy s who tire lighting in Franco; or is hick of interest; or is it bo cause we do not .realize our du? ty? What's tho matter with us? To purchase these stamps is to deposit with our government our money und receive interest bearing certificates therefor, tho best security in tho world. Surely tho people of tho Ninth District before now understand the War Saving plan of the government, and surely they will respond as nobly as our boys have responded. If they do, the Ninth is going "over." "I appeal to every employee, whoever he or she may be, to buy and pledge to buy War Savings to the limit of his or her ability; and to solicit your employer to buy to the limit of his ability, not to exceed one thousand dollars. And 1 appeal to every employer to buy and pledge to buy to the limit of his ability, and to solicit his evory employee to do likewise. Do it now. "Would any citizen of the Ninth District feel like meeting the boys returning from "over there," who will have won freedom for him and for hu? manity, who will carry the| "Sluts und Stripes"?the Hug of victory?which knows noj defeat, when in his heart be knows he did not do his duty and knows that his district fail? ed in hers, lln would not have the countenance to meet a sheep. "1 have, an abiding faith that you will not fail this time. You huvo nevur failed; Tho Ninth district has always tiuuu her part; shu will do so again. .Many are borrowing the money to invest, which is the patriotic thing to do. "I beg you to lend your ac? tive ussistunc'u to the American boys and the American govern ment in this important und vi? tal-undertaking, fur boys uro dyin? thai you may live. What [ unt yon doing that they may live also? "What is to ho tho answer? Wo await, our government awaits yon, the Hun at your', door, Bpyingly, snoakingly awaits. What shall be the answer?" TAVENOR BENJAMIN GOODLOE The remains of Mr. T. B. Goodloe, whose death was an? nounced in Tho 1'nst last week, arrived in the (Jap last Wednes? day night accompanied by his fat her. Senator Joint M. Good loo. The funeral services were con? ducted from the Baptisl church Thursday morning at eleven o'clock by Rev. J. M. Smith, as? sisted by Uov. C. W. Dean. A large number of sorrowing friends were in attendance and many beautiful floral tributes bore si? lent testimony to the osteoid with which Mr. Goodloe was re? garded by all. Tin- interment was made in Gleneoo cemetery; He is survived by his parents, two brothers,-lohn Allen Good? loe, of the American Expedition? ary Forces in Im a nee, and < ior don Goodloe, of l?g stone Gap, four sisters, Mrs. R. I!. Tinsloy, of t 'hat tanooga, Tonil;, and Mr-. .1. Ti Smith, of (jity Point, Vir? ginia, and Misses Louise and Nita Goodloe,of Itig Sloiio (lap. Tavenor Benjamin Goodloe, the eldesl soil of Senator and Mrs. John M. Goodloe, was horn at ('raigsville, Augusta county, Virginia. August P2, 18S1. lie accompanied his parents lo Big Stone tiap upon their removal lo this place when he was abotll four years of ago. He grew up here, where he was best known, and as a boy in the home ami on the streets, in the school ami on the base ball grounds and tennis ieourls, In- was a Favorite with young and old. white and color? ed. As it has been well said | s;inco the news of his death lir | rive:!, 'jKvcrybody knew and toyed Tav." In the tall of 1002 he matricu? lated in the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington, where he made good progress in his studies, ami from which institution Io? was graduated in 1000. |Return? ing to Wise county, he accepted a position at lie- Keokec plain1 whore he remained lor one year. He then accepted a position with th.mincrcial department of the Goueral Kloctric Company, with headquarters at Philadel? phia. For the past bight years lie has been I he supervisor of stores for the United States'l ire Company and the United States Ituhber Company, with head? quarters in Richmond, Atlanta and New York, respectively. Iii this position great responsibili? ties rested upon his shoulder-, and his duties wore of the mo-i exacting and arduous nature. The splendid manner in which he met these le-poiisiliilil it - and performed these duties has I.n observed with much pride by his loved ones ami friends. A- lie traveled over the country from Boston to Omaha, and from Chicago to Atlanta, success at? tended his olforts ; friends were numbered by the hundred : and in his various stopping places he shed abroadtthe sweol influences of his lofty nature, his noble ns pirations, and his attractive per? sonality. Now that lie lias been taken from our midst, the thought that rises most prominently in bur minds is that lie has made the supreme sacrifice for all of as. He duly died for bis country. For the past six months lie had been eager to enter the service of bis country in this her crisis. A physical defect stood between i him and the service, which ac? cording to the advice of bis med? ical ad visors, might be removed by an operation. Without hesi? tation he elected to undergo the pain and brave the dangers of the surgeon!s knife, if by that means be could become elegtble, (Contianetl on Paga Kourj Red Cross Some months ngo I liutl occa? sion to soiul a message to school officers urging them to increase materially the time and atten? tion devoted to instruction bear? ing directly on tho problems of community and national life. 1 called attention then 10 the fact that this was not a plea for a temporary enlargement of school programme appropriate merely to Hie period of tho war, hut a plea for the realization in public education of the new ??mphasis which the war has given to the ideals of demo? cracy and to tho broader con? ceptions of national life. The American Red Gross do votes itself to the extension of our ideals and the spirit of humanity. Nowhere can its Cause be exerted to better ad? vantage than in the schools, and I have already approved the widespread plan which brings y oung people into junior membership; I am told thai tiie articles from The Red Cross Magazine, which in spirit explain and ex? tend these interests, tire being used as rending lessons in thou? sands of schools, and that the COming numbers of the maga? zine will contain articles espe? cially designed for this patrio? tic purpose. This plan is excel? lent, and 1 look forward loa willing co operation among school officers to carry out the idea to the fullest extent. WoOOHOW Wll.sos. I desire to call tho special attention of the principals of all the schools to the above letter written by President Wilson, and request that they at once secure the magazine for (he use of all schools. If not already in use,put it there. There could be un better way of stimulating ami educating intelligent pa triotism among young people. So magazine ever had u innre interesting Held or a more thrill? ing subject. It is the earnest desire of the Chapter that the Junior Red (,'ross auxiliaries be organized in every school in the district. The price of the Red Gross Magazine is reduced to one dol lar to junior members, just one half the regular subscription and I appeal lo every teacher to assist in organizing junior mix diaries in every school in the District and form clubs for the magazine. It will give inn pleasure to co operate with you in every wny 1 can. Rifts A. AvKits, Oha urn an. War Savings Conference An important conference look place at the Town Hull in Nor? ton Sunday afternoon, which ?van attended by a number of the loading men of Wise coun? ty. Mr. K. R. Boyd, of (Jrun dy, who has recently been ap? pointed director for the Ninth District, was present and made i most inspiring address after which plans were worked out to put Wise COUItiy over tin top in the coming drive. A committee was appointed for the purpose of securing the pledges of the many coal com? panies of the county for the maximum amount. Hon. 11. M. Vicars, of Wise, was made chairman of this committee and 0. J. Ore voting and Otis Mouser tho other members. A second committee made up of John Roberts, Chairman, with R. T. bTanary and 15. J. Prescott as? sociate members was appointed, for the purpose of canvassing the other corporations in the county, it developed ill con? ference that only a small part of tho county had gone in for the limit o f War Saving Stamps, und it is confidently believed that the One Thousand Dollar Club will receive many additions from their ranks. It contained one hundred and fif? ty eight members at that time, and two were added in confer eo.ee, Mrs. Groveling, the only woman present and Prof. Sul fridge, of Appalachia. Interest run high among those present, It. B, Alsovor, j chairman of the One Tiiousuud Dollar t'lub made a striking statement, in which ho pledg ed himself to secure ton mem? bers during tho next three da) a, while H. ti. Gilmer pledged Hvo and other members of tho precinct committees brought these pledges up to fifty seven. It was learned Monday after- 1 noon Jthtit Mr. Gilmer bad se- < cured twelve new members and < was expecting a number of otb- < er? to join the following day. ('. S. Carter,of Big Stone Gap, i agreed to assist Mr. Gilmer in 1 the coming drive and in accept? ing the post of service he made i some very pointed remarks,say- 1 ing "I do not intend to go into any community asking the co? operation of the people as a fa- ! vor, but 1 oxpect it its a -natter of course. It is not iity btiai-r tiers I am tending to any more than their own. Mr. Alsovor asked Director Boy11 to furnish him with n number of the tililovV enrtia that Inivo been used so etl'cet ively in other counties, i.nd from now ot. iliese cards are dt!8lilletl to plhj a strong role hole in Wise. Any man or cor? poration, when asked lo sign the pledge card who fails to respond in proportion to bis me no;, will have u yellow card tilled out for him ami forward cat to the Department,a matter that, is Hkely to lead to serious consequences. In getting at what the various citizens are aide |o do, n course will also ho had l<> the equali/.ation hoards of the county and all the taxing machinery, so that it is going to be hard lor the slacker to get by. Mr. Alsover also brought bill the fact that those col pen aliens j who I.nl lo do their wliole duly toward their government and the euuso of liberty are going to lind it hard to keep men in their clliplo) as the fact of tln-ir dclijtq ionco is going to be pub? lished, and a ntimbitr nl du> ices' are now under consilient!ion,11 such as a 100 per Citni ceriili- j eate which every company will Wuill lo bang up in their qllioo. The companion will also he urg oil to assist in enrolling every one of their inen in War ?Snv ings, und this works to the Of tlcieucy of tile me.i as well as the good of the government. That company whose every mail is II war suvi r is going to have few men laying oil'. Mr. Boj d struck some very high notes in his speech and only our limited space prohibits us giving it in full, lie refer? red 10 tho proud history of Vir ginia,?the t lid Dominion,?thn Moil.er of Presidents but now drapging at the bottom of the list of BtatOS "Past glories won't sulllcc for the present" cried Mr. Boyd. " The < lid Do? minion must come up wild her pni in this world crisis, just us slo- has always done in other years. Tennessee has gone "over the top," so bus Missis sippi with a negro population O f fifty live p e r e e Ii I along w i t h the other sister stales. Men, if you have any money that is too dear to lend your Government, thai is blood money,?Hun money. Tito speaker then Itiatlo il (dear thai if the people of tiny section failed lo rise to llieir great privilege of sharing in the glories of tho titty,?the Government would lind menus to take llieir money,?ami "I hope will kick the fellow they have to take it away from." Many had doubted up until this hour that the county could ho pulled over the lop, but after llie conference there was a per veiling optimism that Wise county, too, would go over.? Norton Progress. Alabama Farms I,amis for sale in West Ala? bama all black laud, good for alfalfa: 1 farm 7:10 acres I farm ton acres 1 farm o7;t acres 1 farm .'180 acres 1 farm !7o acres I farm 4u acres All of those farms join except I to acres. Kasy terms. Owned and for aab; by J. W. PATTERSON, Gainesville, Ala. Almost Over the Top in the War Savings Stamp Wind County is almost "over tho top" in tho Wnr Savings Stamp campaign, ami will, no lotlbt, have its allotment pledg? ed before the end of this week. The county is assessed ?780,000 und up to .Monday $723,000 of this amount had I.n pledged. Ill the active drive last week, in which Col, Wilt. M. Myers, i>f Richmond, accompanied by members of the county com? mittee, toured the county and spoke tu the interest of the cam? paign nl every town in the county u great deal of good was accomplished. Three hundred and forty live persons have pledged themselves to buy a thousand dollars worth of these stumps before January first Tho showing that Wise Coun? ty is in iking in ihn stamp cam? paign spo iks well of our peop o, who hitvo made good in every think: the government tuts ask? ed of them so for, and we do lie lieve I hoy will do in the future jtist|Whai they In; vo done in tho past, go'Vivor the top" in every instance. The law linn of ltullitt and Chill kley nnnounee to then frieiid!?and clients thai hereafter Mr. James I.. I'ainldo . ntva of Kiugsport, Tennessee, will be associated with them at l?g Stone Gap. Mr. Canihlos grad? uated in law ut the University of Virginiii ?overal years ago, and lias over since been an active and successful practicing attor? ney, Muting Mr<Clialkley'? ab sonce in Franco i n overseas 1 . M. C. A. War Work Service, Mr. tie.,ige I.. Taylor and Mr. I'ainldo- will be in ilioge of then lilg St,,lie Clap olli.e. hill Major llullitl will spend much more of his time in Virginia, ami will regularly attend the Slale and Federal Com t in Vir? ginia and Kentucky where the linn usually practices. A Statement by Hie President of the C. & I'. Telephone Company. As required by the Postmas? ter General iin order dated Aug [gust l,r>, lins, all new heryice will, until fllthnr notice, lie re? stricted In the classes enumer? ated in his order, quoted holo.v: " I'o till telephone companies "Pursuunt to the authority vested in me by tin- President id the Ullited States in his pro. ? Initiation of July 22, 1018, you nre notilled that the period of Federal control, and unless mid until otherwise advised by me, all telephone companies operat? ing in the United States urn directed: l. Toe.mllne extensions and betterments to imperative and unavoidable work to meet wnr requirements and the vital com? mercial needs of the country. All companies should at ones adopt and enforce such rules and regulations as in ly be nec. ussary and proper to accomplish this result because of difficul? ties, incident to war conditions, of securing adequate supplies, labor and transportation." Creed l'olly und Himer Kil gnre have been called to the army. Those young men were placed ill fourth clflSS, but feel ing chat they should serve their country thoy asked the local hoard to reclassify thorn and place them in tirst class. They will leave soon for camp.? Appalacbia Progressive. How's Thisf We offer One- Hundred Colls. Reward for any caso of Catarrh that cannot bo cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. P. J. CIIF.NKV A CO.. ToIimIo. O. We. lha undersigned, hea? known !?? J. Cheney for ttie last li ynim. am! nuttevo lilm perfectly honorabfe In all buslr.es? transaction* anil n . ,, i able to carry out any ublUuil.-ini n.mle by tit.i Arm. NATIONAL HANK Of CUMMEUCi:. Toledo. O. Hall's Catarrh Cut.' I* taken Internally. aellriK directly upon tho bluud and mu? cous surfaces of ttie system. Teatlniunlals senl free. Price V> cenw per bottle. Sold Sv atl llrUKKtsts Inks Hall s Ksinllr Pills we ? 1 ?,! I, < Uo?. Campaign. ANNOUNCEMENT