TH.K BIO STONE GAP l'GST.
WEDNESDAY, SKIT. 11, 1018
Published Kvery Wednesday by the
WISE PRINTING COMPANY,
OIUBERT N, KNIGHT, - Editor.
LINDSEY J. HORTON, Ass't Editor
Rntere<l according to postal regulations
at tho post otBco a! Wk Stono tfsp sssco
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
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
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
"Young people having the re?
quisite, qualifications should
heed this urgent call of their
country, and apply themselves
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
"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.
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
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
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.
'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?
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
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
TIlO best that the (Lillians
can say about their military
maneuvers at present is that
they have a retreat expert in
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
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
AM ERICA'S* LIBERTY
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
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
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
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?
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
-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
-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
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
"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?
"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.
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
Fire, Life, Accident and Casuality tn
surance. Fidelity and Other Bonds
Real Estate and Commission Brokers.
BIG STONE CAP. VA.
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
Big Stone Gap. Virginia
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
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
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
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
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.
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