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___The Big Stone Gap Post.
VOL^JXVj. ~-_ BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25. 1qi?. m? aq Red Cross To the Chapters of the Po? tomac Division. Cooperation with Woman's (jommitteo of Council of Na? tional Defense respecting Bras earil as a substitute for mourn? ing for ono who e life has been los; in the service. Kudosed pleasu finil a joint circular addressed to the local units of the Woman's Commit? tee of the Council of Nalioual pefonse und to tho chapters of tl ? American Red Cross, with respect to a plan suggested by the Woman's Committee and approved by the President, for the wearing of a Brassard as u substitute for mourning by the relatives of those soldiers and enilors who have lost their lives in the sorvice. Tho Bed Cross War Council hus undertaken, at tho request of the Woman's Committee, to prepare these Brassards for dis? tribution to the bereaved fami? lies, and you are respectfully requested to undertake this re t-l onsibility, always in coopera? tion with the local units of the Woman's Committee. American Red Cross Chapters will provide tho Brassard with? out churge to the widow and parents of the soldier or sailor. To other members of tho family, it will bo furnished at cost. Ma? terials for the Brassard have reached the division warehous? es Requisitions from cbupters will be filled upon application to division headquarters. A Brassard consists of a band of black broadcloth three incites wide, to be worn on tho left sleeve, midway between elbow and shoulder. The length of the bund its delivered is eigb inohes, and should bo adjusted to the size of the sleeve, the ends being lapped or sewed in u -ruin. The seam or lapped edges of the arm bund should be placed at the Beam of tho sleeve. Tho stars should be midway of the width of the baud. When ono uttir is worn it should be placed about 1 1.4 inches be? yond the first quarter of the hand,und u distance of about 1 1-4 inches should be main? tained between the centers of tho stars when more than one ifl worn. If t wo stars are worn, tho first star should bo moved jne inch nearer the seam. It is suggested that'Chapters confer immediately with the lo? cal unit of the Woman's Com? mittee of the Council of Nation? al Defense, and if deemed ad visuble, together with the chairman of your Home Service Section, regarding tho distribu? tion of the Brassards. It is considered better policy to lot, each community decide for It? self the best method of insuring the success of this plan locally. A joint circular letter address? ed to the local units of the Wo? man's Committee, und to Rod CrosB Chapters with respect to this plan, which bus been ap? proved by the President of the United States is enclosed here? with, und it is earnestly sug? gested to our Chapters that they act in close cooperation in this matter with the local units of the Woman's Committee wherever they mtiy be. I venture furthermore to re? quest all ofticiuls of Chapters in ibis division to be so good its to cause the fullest possible pub? licity to bo given to ibis letter und its enclosure. Very sincerely yours, Ukmrv White, Manager Potomac Division. The Womau'u Committee of the Council of National De tense, in executive session on May 20, recommended the wear? ing of a Brassard as a substi? tute for mourning, by the rela? tives uf those soldiers and sail? ors who have lost their lives in the service. This action was brought to the attention of the President of the United States, who sont the following letter to Doctor An? na Howard Shaw, the Chair man of the Woman's Commit? tee: Washington, 2i May, 1018. My dear Doctor Shaw: Thank you for your letter of yesterday. 1 do entirely ap? prove of the action taken by the Woman's Committee in ox ecutive session, namely; that in? stead of tho usual mourning a three-inch black band should be worn upon which a gill star may bo placed for each mem? ber of the family whose life is lost in the service, and that the bond shall be worn on tho left arm. I hope and believe thai tho ' thoughtful people every? where will bo kind enough to make tho suggestion to the committee public with the state ment that it has my cordial en? dorsement. (Signed) WoODitOW Wilson Iii adopting this insignia, the Woman's Committee desired that it should never bo com morcialized, but that it should always bo possible for the mem? bers of the families of those who havo made this supreme sacrifice, to prepare for them selves Ibis badge of honor. In order to facilitate the adoption of the brassard it bus seemed to the Woman's Com? mittee that the Chapters of the American Hed Cross are espe? cially well equipped to propure ; them, and the Committee has, therefore, requested these chap? ters, through tho Chairman of the War Couucil of tho Ameri? can lted Cross to furnish the brassards to those who have the right lo wear them, either of black broadcloth, or of thin black silk elastic, according lo the texture of the garment wich which it will be worn. To this bund, tho regulation military stnr fifteen-sixteenths of an inch embroidered in gold thread shall be applied by bund. It is the understanding that the brassard and star will be fur? nished without charge to the widow and the parents ot tho soldier or sailor. To other members of tho family, the Brassard will be furnished at cost. This would not imply any ex elusive right to prepare the Brassard, but would merely be such a sympathetic service as tho members of the Red Cross delight to render, and it would bo understood by the Local Units of the Woman's Commit tee that this action is a joint ono between their organization and the American Red Cross. II. V. DAvibsoK, Chairman?Red Cross War Couucil. The above circular letter mer? its the consideration of ail the Indies of the chapter and its branches and I trust that the suggestions will be adopted. R. A. A vKits, Chairman, Commissioned Lieutenant. Kred L. Buchanan, of East .Stone Cap, has recently boon commissioned lieutenant by General forsbing; Kreil is well known by every ono unJ bus many friends in this section. He bus been serving Uncle Sam about nine years and bus made good in everything. Ho served about four years with tho in? fantry and since then bo bus been with the marines. He is also a member of the famous Rainbow Division, was tirst made gunner sergeant and then to tho position he now holds. In a letter from him last week bo said that the Boches were on the run and that they were go? ing to keep them that way und that bu had boon constantly "over the top" since July 19th and hud stopped no German bullets yet, only bud a slight wound in the band but not se? rious. Kred is a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Buchanan, of Kast Stone (Jap, und they are certainly proud of their son. First Wounded Then Killed. K. 11. Wells, who was recent? ly wounded iu Franco and whose conditions gave bis fos ttir father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Murphy so much concern, lib soonor recovored from bis wounds and rejoined bis regiment until be sustained a mortal wound on the great battlefield in Franco and was numbered among the slain. This will bo sad news to those who knew bim, but it is also glad news. He was among the earliest volunteers in his coun? try's service and Iuib been in the fore frout since early spring Ho baa fouud a hero's grave and a hero's reward. What need we more tbun this to wish for any of our young men.? Norton Progress. The Fourth Loan Is the Fighting Loan As the campaign for the Fourth Liberty Loan, which com? menced September 2Stli, approaches the American Army in Prance move* on (?ward Berlin. Under our owii leaden the great American Army has won a notable victor}'. The fourth Loan must he a great success. The fourth Liber? ty Loan is u lighting loan. When our soldiers on the battle front are braving death, each one offering to make the Bupreino sacrrifice we who remain safely at home surely should ?live them ever support, should make every RaoHfice to strengthen them. If we CUUUOt tight ourselves we call make our dollars light. It is a great cause for which America is engaged in this war; it is a grout struggle in which the very hope of the world is hound up that is being waged in Europe und oil the hjgh seas. It is an honor to have a part in it and all Americans, all of their lives, will he proud of the part they had in it or ashamed of their failure to do their part. The Fourth Loan is a lighting loan. Kvery subseriher to the Loan strikes u blow for Liberty, for Victory, Positive Proof Lcninc and Trotzky Trickery Revealed. Washington, Sept. Jo. ? Proofs removing any doubts that Len inc and I'rol/.ky, the Bolshoviki leadersJare paid I lerman agents ?if in deed any doubt remains ?are laid before the world by the United Stairs government in the first installment of an amazing series of ofticial docu? ments disclosed through the committee on public informa? tion. Secured in Russia by Ameri? can agents, these documents not only show bow the German government, through its impe? rial bank, paid its gold to Lc? ninc, Trotsky and their inline diale associates to betray Rus? sia into deserting her allies, but give added proofs, if any be necessary, that Germany bad perfected her plans for a war of world conquest long before the assassination at Sarovejo con? veniently furnished her pretext. The documents further show that before the world war was four months old, and more than two years before the United States entered it, (lertnany a) ready was Bettln Z afoot her plans to "mobilize destructive agents and observers," to cause explosions, strikes and out? rages' in this country mid plan lied the employment of "anarch ists and escaped criminals" for the purpose. HANK WITH ZIMMKKUAN Almost ranking in their Sen? sational nature with the noto? rious Zimmerman note propos. iug war by Mexico and Japan upon the United States which was first given to the world by the Associated Press, these documents lay h ire a new strata of Prussian intrigue, a now viow of the workings of kultttr to disrupt the Allies, standing between the world and Knisor ism. They disclose a new store of human treachery for gold whicb might almost well be de? scribed without sacrilege its placing its perpetrators on a pedastul with Judas and hi* thirty pieces of silver. The intrigue appears to have been carried down to the last detail of arrangement with typical German system. TAH) HUN AOENT8 Not only do the disclosures prove that Lenine, Trotzky and their band are paid German agents. They Bhow that the Holsheviki revolution which threw Russia into such an orgy of murder and excesses its tho world seldom tins seen, actually was arranged by the German general Btatf. They show how tho paid agents of Germany be? trayed Russia at the Brest-Lit ovsk "peace" conference; how German stall oflicors secretly have been received by the Hol? sheviki us military advisers; how they have acted us spies upon the embassies of the na? tions with which the allies were at peace; how they actually havo directed the Bolshoviki foreign, domestic and economic policy wholly in the interest of Germany and tho shame and degredatiou of Russia. They Bhow how a picked German commander wuh detailed to "defend" Potrograd against the Gorman army and un extension of Uormuii intrigue and domi nation almost- beyond llio rodllll of imagination. IK)( I MKNTS A UK i'KOOR Originals of documents, pho? tographs of originals ami type? written circulars, boiiio of them mark od "very Beeret'! or "pri? vate" ami many of them bear ing tbo annotations of tho Bob slioviki loaders themselves: boiiio of them containing ref eronco8 to "Comrade Trotsky" or "Comrade Leniuo" comprise the damning record. Some of the originals, it is shown, al? though deposited in the Beeret archives of the Bolahevlki,wero required to bo returned later to representatives of tbo Qerinan general stall' in Petrograd, that they might be destroyed. But evidence of thorn romained in ihn fabric Of roguery ami into the vacancies they lit perfectly. The Bolshevik! leaders, them selves, informell their "com? rades" thai the (termini gbv urnmunt hail required the re? turn of the order of the German Imperial Bank depositing 60,' 000,000 gold rubies in a Stock? holm bank for l.enine and Trotsky, and that the time the UCCOUnt9 of the bank had been "audited" to conoonl the pay? ments. Clothing' for Belgians Will be received at Hostie'. store buililiiitr on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a. in. to I p. in. The Hoy Scouts are requested to aid in its collection. It. A. Aykks, Chairman Hig Stone (Jap Chapter American Bed < 'russ Camp Fire Girls Outing. Saturday morning a number of the Camp Firo Girls left home to hpend the day at the Natural Tunnell. They "hiked" to the Southern station, but reached there just in time to boo the train pull out. Then they gol a car hoping to catch the train at Kust Stone (lap, but when they reached there, the train hud been gone some time. So they camped there until the afternoon train which they boarded for the Natural Tunnell, where they spent a few hours very enjoynoly re? turning on the evening. The girls were Misses Bonnie Cat ron, Irene and Lucile Draper, Louise Cox, Ruby Jenkins, El? sie Taylor, Helen McCormick, Helen Carico anil Edna Oatron. Of Interest Here. An interesting account of the beautiful wedding of .Miss Alma Nix at the home of her parents "Cnsa Bianca" in Bockville, L. I., to Lieutenant Le Boy Walter SaunderB, of Washing? ton, 1). 0., was in the Bristol Herald Courier last Tuesday, which'will be of interest here to a large number of people, MisBi Nix|having spent some time hero about, two years ago the guest of Miss Jule Bullilt,who is now Mrs. Willis Slaughter, of Wash? ington, D. U. They were school mates together at Hollins Col lego two years. Farmers and Special Care is tu Rc Taken to Defer Agricultural Workers. Washington, D. ('., Sept. 21? Untier the rules of the Wur De? partment for executing tho now tlrtift lii>v, special provision is made for informing tho district boards in regard to farm-labor requirements in order that nec? essary food production may be maintaiued,says a statement is BUod by the Department of Ag? riculture The statement run. tin hob: In the now druft the district boards are cbargod with the dot) <>f putting into deferred clos>-eH those persons who two more likely to further the war by remaining in civilian occu? pations than i>y entering the army. Accordingly, three ml visor* are to be selected for each tlinlrict board?ono for agricul? ture, one for labor, and one for other occupations. The agri cultural adviser will be up pointed by (be board upon the recommendation of tho Secreta? ry of Agriculture, The advis? ers uro not members of tin? horn.I but may, when invited, attend its meetings. Il'iw AHItU l l.l I IIAI. AOVI3KR Ti ti duties of the agricultural j ads imt will he to furnish to the boai I facts relative tri farm In bor requirements, not only of ho. own district, but of tho who'll country, tin should be the r. pository of all facts hav ing i' latino to ib.- deferment ol agricultural workers, wholhei these be neceseiiry farm labor? ers, managers or operators, lie will lie expected to advise the j district hnurds as |n n shortage or surplus of necesstiiy farm woikers for any given district, as well as for the entire nation. Such information will In- sup? plied to the advisers by the De? partment of Agriculture, This will make it possible to have in c.-ssary workers transferred front districts in which they lllhy not be necessary to other districts in which they are son ly needed. Tim advisors may also con? cern himself with individual crises that come before the dis? trict board, lie will have the right, under certain conditions, in examine the questionnaires ami other records in the tiles of the local board for the purpose of ascertaining w llether persons entitled to deferred classifica? tions have actually claimed it. In case be linds ihe names of such registrants lie may (lie for them a claim for deferred classi? fication with the district board, which, in turn, may require lite local board to certify the ques? tionnaire und recortl of any such registrants for considera? tion. Reasonable time will be given for the purpose of obtain-] ing information and supplying the ailidavits required. If a local board determines lo con? sider a case for deferred classi? fication because a registrant is engaged in a necessary occupa? tion, notwithstanding no claim for deferred classification on that ground has been made, it shall endorse tho recommend? ation on the questionitnrie ot the registrant and forward it to the district board having jurisdiction. The district board will there upon consider the cttse and proceed to classify the registrant, notwithstanding the fact that no claim for deferred classification by or in respect of the registrant has been made. W it.I. All). Schools Hay Close for Lack of Teachers. Richmond, Va., Sept. 20.? Educational officials >>f the state uro confronted with the problem of either supplying 1,172 school teachers or closing down several hundred schools scattered throughout the state. The re? port of Superintendent Mart to? day disclosed Too white schools without a sufficient teaching force while Ulli colored schools are insufficiently provided. Higher wages paid in the vari? ous munition factories in this vicinity is given as the cause of many teacher* deserting the ranks iMscausd of the low -alary rute. Girl Scouts Hike To Big Stone Gap. A number of (iirl Scout* hik? ed to Hig Stone trap last Satur flay. They made the trip in fifty minutes and mal.- oalv oui. stop at Roaring Branch of about live ihiiiiitoH. The return trip was tnndo in about the time with a short stop at the Branch. Those going on the hike wore; Mrs. II adorer, Misses I'm diu Evorugo, Margaret and Eliza? beth Guntner, Kuln Kress. Mos su St.'ong, Elizabeth Mel.in, Anna Kocd, Mabel Fenke, Bulb I'annell, Kclsic Tilly, Curie Brooks and Kuby Odell.?Ap palnchin Progressive. U. D. C.'n'OTICK The September meeting was held at the home of Mr-. l'.. K. Good loo; ten nieinbers responded to roll call. As I bo August meeting was small ami we did not have a quorum, the election of officers WHS deferred until September and dues were paid for August. A letter was read from our -tale president also a letter from lib.' state secretary. We tleeiil led io continue to give medals to the school children in the-griiin intir grades and high school, and a picture in the lower grades for the bes. grades during the year. As Ihn slate convention meets in Richmond on the Isi of Octo? ber, Mr- Alexander was ap? pointed a delegate to represent us. The officers for the next year: President, Mr*. II. A. W. Sktien; First Vice-President, Mrs. U. E. tioodloe: Second Vice^ President, Mr-. ti.go Taylor; I!.riling Secretary, Mr-. Wuinpler; Corresponding Sec retary. Mrs. W. T. Goodloij; llistorlmi, Mrs. I,, t >. Pettily Registrar, Mrs. MeCbrmiek. Secretary. RLU CROSS NOTES A shipment of 120 pairs of socks ami 20 sweaters was sent to Washington, September 'Jini for the Italian Commission. On September 20th, tin sweaters were shipped In Washington, A call has been made for 26 sweaters by October lOtll. Will the sweater knitters, please take notice. Mus. C. (" Loxo, Supervisor Ol Knitting. Family Reunion. Mr. and Mrs. E, R. Taylor had a very enjoyable reunion of their whole family at thoir love? ly home in the (lap last Sunday week. Thorn were twenty Ihren of thoir family present, which includes the grand children, sons in law and daughters in law, all of whom enjoyed the day and the delicious dinner, which was served them. Those present were Mr. ami Mrs .) S. Taylor anil childion. of Peter -- town. W. Va., Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pyleand baby,of Kings port, (J.S.Taylor, of Stonegn, Jannis Taylor, of Blackwood, Mr. and Mrs. George I. Taylor and two children, of the Gap, and guest Mrs. ,1. Marrs and baby, Alien, of Texas, Mr. ami Mrs. liny Stone and two chil? dren, Misses Lucile and Jewel Taylor ami Roy Taylor, of the Gap. The Church of Christ. Preaching on lirst and third Lord's day mornings ; s,.ml ami fourth evenings. Would be de? lighted with your presence, 1 Fksti s N. Wolfs, Minister.