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TUR BIG STONK (?AT POST.
xVEDNKSDAY, NOV. 18, 1918 Published Kver/ Wednesday by Iho WISE PRINTING COMPANY. lurorporikteil. GILBERT N. KNIGHT, - Editor. LINDSEY J. HORTON. Aso't Edltor Onu Yonr. Six Months, Throe Month*. Knlorwl acconline; to poatal rcgulatioua at tho po6t-oltico ?t Hl? .SIoiu< Gap hp boo onil-claaa niMtor. ?I.OO .BO .26 SUUSCRll)F.?s un> oarnostly re quostcd to observe tho ditto printedion thoir address Blips, which will keop them fit oil times posted its to tho date of tho expiration pi their sub? scription. Prompt und timely attention 10 this request will Bare nil parties a great doal|of annovaaco. By this time you have proba? bly decided thai y?U never did like sugar in yolir colTuu any? how. The fuel administrator gives us detailed adv ice as to how we tue to get our coal, hut he nog* loots to glvo any information ns to how we tire going to pay for it. The numerous war weddings have at least demonstrated one thing?lllUl however useful a sword may he on the held of battle, it is i< most awkward im ph incut to cut a cake with. Celebrates Victory. l?g Stone Gulp, like many oilier communities, upon hear? ing that Germany bad signed the armistice on last Thursday' held a big demonstration, de spite reports thai the rumor wan Untrue. A big hon lire wan built in the center ol the town tuul (he Kaiser was burnt in ofllgy. The dummy was mis. ponded from the top of a ling noleahd completely riddled ?villi bullets after which it WHS placed on the lion tire. The Mayor lilted the ban on all liolsu mak? ing devices and the town was in a continuous uproar for several hours. Finally when the signing of the armistice was ofllciallv re? ported on Monday the citizens promptly prepared for another celebration. Automobiles were decorated with buntiugandflugs and paraded the principal hlteelK cheering and blowing horns The parade left here about 4:30 and went to Norton and Appalaohia n turning about seven o'clock. The streets wen pack with happy throngs and it was no doubl lie- largest de ministration ever held hero. RED CROSS NOTES On November Gth we ship ped sweaters. Our allot? ment lor November and Decem? ber is 26 sweaters and ICQ pairs socks. We have on hand plen? ty of socks and sweater wool; the soldiers will need these articles this winter so please all the knitters keep busy. Please semi in all finished articles as soon as possible. Mns. ?'. (j. Losa, Supervisor of Knitting. UNITED WAiTkUND DRIVE Subscriptions to Date Team No I?MrrchauU 1117.60 So. 2?South Wood Av? 70,00 " No B?Kait of SchoolhoiMO 14.00 No- I and ft-^Nol itu'ltuling t in ii.ic north of Wood A to. . 05.00 " No. ti-Kuiiiaec. H7.'i.i>0 '? No. 7-?Intormout Bide, S3.0J '? No. 8?Minor llldg SOI hi ?? No. 0?lul. It. It, Office? lUS.OO MUccltanebni Subacrlplloiu B33.0? LadleV Committee 640.8.1 Total. ii.V'U s'< Mr. Boon Made Major. We understand that Mr. M O. Boon, formerly employed in the store department of tin- Stoncga Coke and Coal Company and who iB now in France, bus been made Major of the Sixth Army Corps. Iiis many friends will be glad to hear of this promo lion. Dr. .1. A. Uilnicr Pbytlclau and Surgeon OKrK'K--Over Mutual Drugstore BIk Stone G~p, Va. Linen Shower Word Im? boon received from Washington that the Red Cross may now go on with its linen shower, the danger from influ? enza having to a largo extent passed. The committee in charge of thin work therefore wishes to announce (.hat linens will In* received at Qoddloe's store and at the millinery store of Mrs. 1). C. Wolfe. All articles do. noted should he laundered, if possible, and securely wrapped and tied and turned in he fore tl p. in Friday, tfov 15. Let us not imagine that be. cause our boys have ended the war so glorious!) that all's w till with them, for many thousand ? of them will Iii- helpless in Fr?lich hospitals for many months to come, and they mnsl bo made comfortable by tin help of thosu nl home. Below are the specifications for the linens: Sheets 01x102 im !.. Hath towels lOyitff " Hand towels iSxilfl Linndkorehh fs is> is Napkins llxll The Medical Dcpartiuenl of the Army requires that the sheets conform closely to the following specifications: rlenv y unbleached niusliu 0-lx 102 Ihcli es,- finikintl, wiili n two inch hem lit 16|< ami a one inch hem in bottom. Sheets will be uc ceploil that ore a little larger thnn these measurements, mid will not be rejected if the hems tire not exact, hut in no case will they he accepted when less than ti'J\100 inches. Charley Bickley is Dead. These were the words that were passed from group to group III rough our city Wed? nesday ftnrtioon, October 23rd can inc. li pall to full over the enure cii \ . Sc ircoly could one name nil other who was more iiuiversith ly known and loved among our citizens. Elitt name js Mint of itno fully ^identified with the city of r'arinursvillo from its Very beginning ( hurley had upheld all the hoiiorablo tradi lions of the family; ho enjoyedi the confidence and trust of all who knew him ami could al ! ways he counted on and found in I he foremost of every move, in mt for the good of bis fellow in in lie was- horn und reared amongst us and was truly Otic if oi.fi h >\ .. He. had twice sei ei| is Mayor of our o|ly. II" was educaled in Virginia, where he hnd married Miss Docta Johnson, of Wise. lie leaves surviving him his ?A it and lwo;children and his moth' r. Mrs. Jane Bickley; und n brother, \V R Bickley; hndl the following sisters: Mr?.! Hello Reese, Des Jloines; Mrs.; W. F. Knrr, Fiirmersville; Mrs. I J. M Honaker; Farmersyillel This is indeed a sad day fori Farmersville and Hie sad hush j that came upon every person, and group as the hews was, spread was a silent t ribu te to the man whose friends were legion and to every one of whom the news of his death came as a person a I berea v em en t. Such occasions do not come often in life, and yet they come, and while there nr.' emotions that ttrise within its that clamor for expression, yet in such overwhelming moments we must content ourselves to how to the inevitable and say in our pitiably feeble, human way. Good-bye, Charley; we will miss you. Vour place will not readily be filled mid our hearts will long feel the loss of Olli whom we have all learned to love and trust us a friend of man. Mr. Bickley died of pneutnon ill which had followed iuflucu/.a, and hud been sick only a short time. Funeral services wore under the .auspices of the Masonic I l Ige assisted by the pastors of the town 1 nterihcnt w as in t h e I o.o. F. cemetery at this place at two o'clock yostorday (jjiursday) afternoon Far nieroville (Texas) Gerald. THE U N ! VE RS AL CAR ' Service for Konl oar* moans more to the owners of V'onl cars thau 11 doci '? II? Neglect your oar and your own nurso'siitlcr*. Tlitforirowur lliuoa, when von must |>iv? importance to tlio?ollara'iiaiiovcr boforo. w?o are author ixed Kord dealer*, with regular Konl mechanical o<|tiipmcnt Mini cx|Kiti need Kuril work.n to look after your oar in the ii;;;ii manner am) ?t standard Kord price*. When you can get the yory Ii ?1 In Konl sorvlou, why lake chalices elan, whorol \\ o have every practical reason to give Ilm very beat nttontton to your car: to ltcb|i it running smoothly and economical!) . to have it work for you for years ; tolling Kord ears ami glviug i on) service i- mir business. Can't you see your Interest* liiiikl i' i heal curved hy hriugliu your Kord ear In iis ?In n ii rwiulres any iiioohanleal attention? We'll jrivo you tho fullness of aittufadtorv Kord service, so lirinc; un your caii.. l.'oiiie ;?' any one, or ii?. Mineral Motor Company Ul|j Stono Gap. Va. I Wli?i Ii? United W?r Work tji?p?ip Is! ! READ EVERY WORD OF THIS! "There are several wonderful American Organizations devoting their entire time, money, and efforts to caring for our Soldiers and Sailors under arms and to the women who are engaged in any sort j of war work, here or over there." 1 THESE ORGANIZATIONS Y. M.C. A.. Y. W. C. A.. National Catholic War Council, K. of C, Jewish Welfare Board, War Camp j Community Service, American Library Asssociation and Salvation Army have beenacting separately, rais- i 1 ing the money to carry on their own essential work, but at the request of President Wilson, have now com | bined in one greal drive to secure the necessary funds to further all their purposes during the war. THE UNITED WAR WORK CAMPAIGN ! . is the effort to raise $170.500,000 in America, of which Virginia's part is j $l,500,000, between November 11th and 18th. WHAT THE MONEY DOES THIS MONEY will give encouragement to the fight-weary boys, drive the blues away, keep the spirits i up, supply writing paper to the extent of 125,000,000 sheets a month, and envelopes, cigars, cigarettes, i tobacco, chocolate, co i. beds, and baths, give information, counsel, e n tertainments, books?3,600,000 j volumes and 5,000.000 periodicals have been sent over, as well as enough scripture and booklets to make j a pile twenty miles hi...i : if staked together. In fact, everything that is possible is done for the benefit of our ! boys' mental and physical comfort, health and general welfare. AMERICA'S WOMEN i ? J The gentle hand and the loving heart of the American Woman is materially evidenced in the Hostess I Houses around oil : here, as well ?s her pure, wholesome influence and care for her patriotic sister jj who has taken a fi rhting man's place in our industrial and war activities here and over yonder. No man i or woman who We. from a son on the battle front, and who knows the wealth of mental and physical I health that exists under the rool ol these huts will regret one red penny given to these organizations to carry on their work. THE OTHER ENEMY There is another menacing enemy on the battle front besides the horrible, low-princioled HUN that is jj the soul-destroying power of evil influence, which can break a soldier quicker than Uncle Sam can make jj him. These seven organizations are waging a war of greater import and permanent value to us here?that i] is, the moulding of character and morale of our young men in war, which not only keeps them in good I fighting trim, but rivt the n a clean healthy mind and body. WHEN PEACE IS DECLARED >J Do not let the present victories and peace rumors mislead you, but when peace is declared there will ( be more need for the work of these organizations and this money support the morale of our men?the '\ demoblization will bring added temptation and dangers we must bring the boys home clean, strong and i' healthy. "Knowing ali these facts, will you hesitate to respond liberally ?? to jj the Committee in your community for this fund which renders such jj a service to the Boys who are fighting and dying that you and what jj you have will be safe." I United War Work Campaign ?] This space patriotically contributed by business men of Virginia