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WEDNESDAY, SKIT. 11, 1018 Published Kvery Wednesday by the WISE PRINTING COMPANY, IncorporatfHi. OIUBERT N, KNIGHT, - Editor. LINDSEY J. HORTON, Ass't Editor Ono Year. Six Months. Three Months, SI. OO .50 .20 Rntere<l according to postal regulations at tho post otBco a! Wk Stono tfsp sssco cud-olsss matter. SUBSCRIBERS aro earnestly re? quested to observe tho dato printed on their address slips, which will keep thorn at all times posted as to tho date of tho expiration of thoir sub? scription. Prompt and timely attention to this request will save all parties a groat deal of annoyance. In Need of Trained Men. Closely in line the bill mak? ing the draft ages 18 to 45, with provision for training of young? er men, is the report of Secre? tary Lane's special committee oil higher education and indus? try, just made public, wherein tho nation's need for technical? ly trained tuen is defined and u specific higher education pro grant urged. The committee, which con? sisted of Kuller E, Callaway, a lluancior of LaGrange, Go., Samuel M. Fol ton, director gen? eral of military railways for the war department, and President E, A. Alderman, of the Univer? sity of Virginia, seeks to show how essential it is, if tho gov? ernment's far-reaching military plans are to bb carried out suc? cessfully, that the processes of higher education ho maintained at the highest possible efficiency ?especially those having to do with the future supply of men and women trained in scientific and technical subjects, incllld ing teachers in these fields. That is impossible to exagger? ate the importance of engineer ing knowledge and skill, in the broadest sense, is the judgment of Secretary Lane's committee, not only directly in the conduct of military operations, but in? directly in tho essential war in? dustries, including agriculture. The report says: The engineering problems confronting the United Slates are indefinitely greater than those of any other of the great nations. For an average dis tnhco of more than 4,600 miles, across the continents and the seas, we must transport all of the men, munitions und sup plies which lire to represent us in this great struggles. "FuthorinorOjthe central (low? ers prepared themselves for this conflict over a long period of years, and by this menus deter? mined its character to I heir own advantage in large measure. The loss by our allies of men of highly specialized training in the early stages of the war,and the difficulties in the way of re? covery, leave this nation ill the position of trustee of the only remaining sources of supply." Pointing out bow the war de? partment baa already taken Htepa, through the establish? ment of the student army train? ing corps, to Utilized the higher educational institutions in iruinj ing young men under 21, Sec? retary Lane's committee makes the following recommendations: "T he people of the United States should recognize that the maintenance of tho war strength of the nation in its full power demands the utmost ef? forts of all existing well organ? ized and adequately equipped colleges, universities and tech? nical schools. This means ever increasing and more de? voted bodies of students as well as faculties, "Young people having the re? quisite, qualifications should heed this urgent call of their country, and apply themselves diligently, enthusiastically,und in increasing numbers to tho task of preparing for tho high? est service of which thoy are capable. Wherever practic? able, young men should at the same time join the students' enlisted reserve and prcpnro for military service, in order to bo ready for the call also when it pomes. , "Institutions of higher educa? tion should adjust their courses, so for as possible to iminedi to' war needs und to the demands which must inevitably come with the establishment of peace, and should develop especially those scientific and practicable branches of study which nre essential to tho winning of the wnr, to the development of our industries nnd commerce, und to the accomplishment of the tusks of the civic and political life of nation. "Educational institutions should use every effort to make the opportunities and privileges of training for public service ncessible to all suitably prepar? ed men und women of college age. In the cases of many worthy young men und women this will require Borne provision for assistance in meeting pay? ments for tuition and labora? tory fees and other necessary expenses of higher technical training." Nurse's Training Course. ' Mr. H. B. Alsover is in re? ceipt of the following letter from Congressman C. B. Blerrip; which is self explanatory: Your letter of tho 'l\lh in? stant just received in regard to the nurse's training course in the Army und Navy schools. This course requires three years in which to Complete the train? ing and at the end of that time I hoy are grnduntetl nurses. I bat is, if they pass tho examinations each year. In order to enter in this train? ing, application must he made to the Army Nurses School, cure of Sorgeon t lotiorni's office, Washington, D, U Or upon application thoy will give alt information on the subject. The expenses of the muses will bo met by the Government und thev will furnish all uniforms. fin- six months course iir niirsing is under the manage men! of the Bud Cross. Thoy will lie trained ns nurses aids and will be given foreign Her vice. It is really first aid work. For Ulfa work application should be made to the American Hod Cross, Washington, 1). C. Objectors. 'I'he proposal to send conseien t Ii ms objectors In the latins as laborers has not yet received the hearty endorsement of the far? mers. The conscience that demands secure aloofness when thousands are making the supreme sacri? fice is likely to he capricious even about farm work. II might object to spraying potato bugs ami destroying chicken-Heel Farmers have no more time these day-- to argue with their help than colonel* with their regiments. In Kitrope they have partly solved the problem by putting conscientious objectors to vvork on mine sweeper-. Here they perform important service for the express purpose of saving life, and never fare tho Obliga? tion of destroying even u potato hug. The objectors still object, hut with loss logic, if any, than before. TIlO best that the (Lillians can say about their military maneuvers at present is that they have a retreat expert in charge. Senator Lodge says, "Germ many must he beaten to her kuOCB." Hois tight: the atti? tude of prayer would bo a most appropriate one for Germany,? prayer not for victory, but for the forgiveness of sins. Big Stone .Gap Buys 3,000 Acres of Land at Head of Water Works. At a meeting uf tho Town Council on Monday night that body decided to purchuse three thousand acres of land at the head of the water works, which covers tho entire wator shed of the town's water sup? ply. This matter has been dis? cussed for some time and inas? much as tho company owning this boundary of land was con? templating cutting it up into small fai ins and selling it olT, in order to protect our water sup? ply, the town decided to buy the whole tract. This land belongs to the Min? eral Development Company mid wits purchased for eight dollars per acre. The members of the town council say that this laud can be paid for out of the proceeds of the water rents, there being enough in the sinking fund to meet lirst payment. There is no question but that this will be a good thing for the town and that the council has acted wise? ly in securing Ibis land before it wtts sold off, which would have beeil u continual menace to our line water supply. Big Coal Deal Cooburn and Wise, Virginia, capitalists, composed of It, <!. Candle, A. M. Vicars, ?'. ??. Ibinisey and A. W. Addington closed n big coal deal last week at I'ureell, Va., which gives them one-half interest in the Powell River t'oal Company, a first-class operation which was opened up at that point several month's ago by J, s. Oheyhoy ami associates. This i, one of the host plants in I he pocket ami is well equip? ped for mining coal. The com? pany is now operating two sep? arate mines currying from :t to ? feel of clean coal. The lease carries J'-'s acres of tin- celebrat? ed Kelly, Klkhors, and numbers I ami a seams of , oat, being some of the same senilis operated by the Virginia iron t'oal and I'oku Company at their big plant near Si. Charles. A large new tipple, equipped with scales for weighing eonl, several miners' bouse-, cominissiirv well stocked with merchandise, large furnish ed hoarding libuso, luncliitie shop, two good railroad sidings, several lOils of steel, machines, mules, horses ami a large number of ball bearing mining cars are in? cluded ill I he equipment. The new owners are preparing to double the pre-enl output and install si,ine neu machinery which will make it olic of Hie biggest operations in the pocketi Mr. lt. C. Caudle i< general manager of Hie plant and is now on I he ground giving his pcison al attention to the supervision of the work. The general ofllcoB of I lie company will be moved to Cocbiirii, Va.? Bristol 11.'raid Courier. AM ERICA'S* LIBERTY LOANS First Liberi) Loan. June. 1917 An,,.inn .i-k.-.l 00(1,000,000 Amount subscribed . H,?aih&?,85d Amount a. ,,-pteil 9,O(l0,00t),n0? Number el Subset Iber? l,AO0,l)O0 Second Libert) l oan November, 1917 Amount asked ' ?1,000,000,000 Amouiit.silbscriiMsl . -l,CI7,.Y.I->,:iisi Amount accepted 11,808,700,100 Nuiuiicr of subscribers '.i. lOO.OiHI fhlrd Liberty l oan, April, 1918 Amount asked )3.6oO,000,0(lO Amount subscribed 1,170,510,850 (l ull amount accepted.) j Number subscribers 17,HOO,(KXi,O0O Summary. I Amount askc.1 ? s ,000,000.1*10 Amount subs, i .l-.-.l 11,820,376,000 I Amount accepted 0,085,388,000 I Niimlieriif subsiriln-rs 80,000,000 The campalgu for the fourth Liberty I .con for live billion dollars will begin September 38, IIUS, anil close October 19. BOSCHEE'S SYRUP will quiet your cough; soothe the Inflam? mation of a s<>re tlno.it ami luhgt, stop ii ? rltatlon in tin- bronchial tubes, insuring u good night's rest, free from coughing ami with easy cxho?loratlon in the morning. Made Mini sohl Iii America for nfly-two rears A wonderful prescription, assist Ing n.tture In building up your general health suit throwing oil the disease Es? pecially useful in lung trouble, asthma, croup, bronchitis, et.- FV>i sale by Kelly Drug Company, 7,500 SOCIETIES IS t S. S. GOAL Active Organltstions Will Bt Formod For Worktra Throughout Virginia. Campaign Will Not End, Until December 31. Sevon thousand, Qvu hundred War Savings Socletlea In Virginia before the close of tha sjreut thrift drive ll tho goal flied by Slate Director Thomas 1) McAdams. He doet> uot waul societies In name only, but wants oi Utilizations whose members meet regularly and ara ?cllrr iu behalf of the aale and purchase of War SavInK' Stamps. Ijmno It. Jour.- tut,- been nuiiit'il if State Director of War Sav? ings Soclatlaa and he will ,'..?<>??? bis entire time to fijrthcrlng their organ l2atlon In the Old Dominion. Certi? ficate of inembarahlp in a War Sar? ins? Society Is to thoa* who slay ut homo equivalent to the enlistment pa? pers of the men In uniform. The groat thrift campaign will con? tinue steadily until December 31 and ts expected to net Uncle Sum enough money to kaop thr government iun Ing smoothly. While It Is only fair that everyone should contribute to? wards the government's support, tha United Stativ? Treasury Department, through the medium of Thrift Stamps and \V?r Sittings Stamps. Is making tt nn eaay and simple niatteil for all to assume some palt of the financial burden Imposed by the great battle to riu-li I'rusalan aristocracy Kvery one has not been able to purchase Liberty Honda, but there Is no one in the country who cannot contribute a Thrift Stamp, and that quin fre? quently. School children, until this time, hare been the most consistent savers' cif I'tolit stamps, while tlieli parents liavo been purnhatliig l.tlx-itt llonds ami Wat Savings Stamps It Is tht request of the United State... Govern? ment that the older people but Thrift Stamps a'.-o The habit of saving to be d< ilted from the systematic pur? chase of Thrift Stamps nt the pieeent time will be one which In later veins ?ill be greatly appreciated by those ftho Hie celling the habit. -\V. ft. s I'm that war-tlrod feeling, try the hew sitihihei ihedJcltie -W. S. s. -W. 8. S. failure to barV the Government In Hie Wat Savings Stamp Campaign ts failure to be a true American, The American who does not help Amor lea lo the limit of tils mean- and ability automatically helps tSennaiiy to the limit or his means and ability. -w. s. s Your community will mow in wealth In proportion to the recruits enlisted in the new Ami) of Savers; An you enlisted? Where Is yniii Wai Savings Stamp? -W. R. S. Save oven If It Is nut your habit Save on Impulse, oi vvlilm, m fioin sheer doggedneaa; tml save ?w. a. s.? Save systematically Thai's lost. Hut if you Can't, why. then save ?pas Bsddlcally. -W. 8 S. Come on now, don't be a miser. Just two-bite to stamp the Kaiser. -W. 8. S. Ihren quatten is oi military age. ?w. s. a. Savings Stamps Are Sare. Don't always believe the man who aav s that ll Is at a great sacrifice that ho buys War Savings Stamps and Liberty Ilunda. and that only lit- high sense ?l patriotism compella hlui to do Ml The best banks-is ami the most sue* cesaful Investors will tell you that the s?test Investments ere Oovernment se? curities, and these today are Wur Sav [ Injga Stamps and l.Sieilt Ilonds. John J Pulleyn. president ot the largest Savings llanV In the world? the Klniigiant Industrial Savings Hank ot New York, eipie.-v.ie* his views In the World's Work sa to what are tha safes) Investments a person can make today le.gaidless ot the ract that our coiintr) is at war Ills advice Is that which has come to htm through eg p.-rl,.me. and which his and all sav? ings llsnks In New York practice Me says: "The man who trie* to get 10 per cent or even 6 per cent, on Ids money takes chances with his principal, Kor the average Individual, the heat In? vestments rang,- from Oovernment ami Slate bonds through municipals to the highest grade railroad issues. In sin h securities Ihere 1? the great? est degree of safety roi nn Inv estment. TI est classes of b>>nds are the ones that savings banks or New Yotk buy. There hare been no default* among them At proaettt prices they can he secured to yield fioni lit tn I per rent on the Investment "- He says further, In regard to these. Invest? ments "A man cannot become a million tire 1>> tins method of ln?estmcnt. bot ran gradual!) accumulate an estate, which will Rrow steadily It Hie Inter eat Is ad,ted to It and car be free from all worry In legaid to It He does Rot have tti keep watch ot the ticker or the quotations In th? dally paper. U he buy* Jhe best grade bonds, he esn put them awsy to hold 'intll ma? turity when Uu-y will he paid off at par. 'It-.at Is the war savings banks make their Investments." United States has 4,28:1,280 Mothodists in Northern states. Millinery Openin Wednesday and Thursday September 18th and 19th Everybody Cordially Invited Correct Hats for Fall and Winter Wear The most striking line of Hats is now on display at our store. Each hat is a feature in itself. Individuality and originality is the goal for which we strive. A new line of Georgette and Crepe de Cheno Waists just received and on display. Something to Suit Each One's Taste. ILVER^. X>. O. WOLFE BIG STONE GAP, VIRGINIA South-West Insurance Agency Incorporated Fire, Life, Accident and Casuality tn surance. Fidelity and Other Bonds Real Estate and Commission Brokers. BIG STONE CAP. VA. JOB PRINTING Don't think you are getting REAL job print ft ing just because you arc having your work Ij^l done at a "printing office." Investigate and learn for yourself that then: is a vast difference between real job printing and "just printing.' We arc prepared to do f(' |! REAL PRINTING i^l Not ortly because we. have the equipment, but lUi 0 because we possess the "know how." Our m P long experience and knowledge in the printing 'Uj W busmbss enables Iis to handle job printing on m a saving basis. We will share this saving M with you ami will guarantee every piece of work turned out in Our plant. Will you bring (? that next job to us and have it done right? |U| \f No long waiting for the finished product. We 01 M do things "Now." w WISE PRINTING COMPANY . Incorporated Big Stone Gap. Virginia I, Transporting Our Troops Tho world has beeil astonish-, od at the ?real number of Amor ican soldiers transported to Ku rope in the last half year. The number now approximates 1, 500,000, and the loss of life in transporting them as has been almost infinitesimal. The success with which we have moved our troops from the scattered camps in this country and across U,000 miles of ocean to the battle front is great evi deuce cd' American efficiency. We have not only surprised our enemies; we have surprised our friends and ourselves. The british controller of ship? ping, Sir Joseph Muolay, speaks of this movement across tho soa as "A transport miracle." We have been inclined to attri? bute this achievement solely to our Navy ami our shipping, but the Itritish controller .-.peaks in high praise of the share the American railroads had in tho work. He says: "If the American railroads had not been operated with success the whole transport movement might have failed,be? cause il wits essential to quick transportation that the troops should be ready for the ships." Director General McAdoo seems justitiell in his statement 'that while the development of the policy of the Railroad Ad ministration requires lime, pro gross lias hern mudn toward the goai. National Bank Resources. The total resources'of the na? tional hanks of tho country, us shown by reports to the Comp? troller of the Currency under tho call of June 2'.t, were $17. 830,602,000, an increase of $1, 088,402,000 over tho same dato last year. Total deposits in na? tional hanks nn June 21) bIiow an increase of $1,2-10,770,000 ver it your ago. Uncle Sam has built several thousand miles of railroads and miles of docks ami wharves in France for the use of his army. In one city he has established a bakery that turns out u million loaves of bread a day;in anoth? er the largest refrigerating plant in tho world. There i? nothing tot. good for Uncle Sams' hoys. Mr. Hoover hits come back to this country to toll us how many hundred million bushels of wheat and pounds of beef we must supply for tho use of tho allies next year. All right, Mr. Hoover, what wo huve done onco wo can do it again. And it hits been an interesting bit of work too. It looks us if the world would be made safe for doniocrticy. Hut. atitocrucy hud better be loolfing for u good safe cave tu ' hide in.