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VOL. XXVII. _ BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.t WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 15. IQIq! ~" no. 3
Plans Being
Considered
By Young Men's Club to Build
Mure Homes in Big Stone
Gap.
The Young Men's Glub is go',
inn after tin- "Build More
Homes" campaign with a de?
termination that indicates ihey
are not going to let op until
something definite has boon nc*
compllshcd, At their last moot?
ing Wednesday night several
ilifTorenl plans were discussed
as to the quiekest um! boBt way
of building more homes in Mig
Stono Qhp to meet it ilemumi
that continues to ii"ro"w, '" f,,c'
the greatest in the town's Iiis,
tory.
After the constitution atitl by
laws were read by Secretary
ltliss ami ndopletl by the blub
the meeting \\;is thrown open
for a general discussion among
the members ns to the proper
way of financing a building
campaign Some were in favor
nf organizing u stock Company
and soil shares td local busi
nest men, while others favored
the ideu of soliciting individ?
uals to hnild. Ii. a. Fox,speak?
ing in behalf of the Hin Stone
Gap Land Company, said they
would probably make an eitert
to build itbolil twenty live
li?mOS. However they were
awaiting a reply from Mr, .). !?'
Bullitt, prcsido'it of the land
company, who is now at Phila?
delphia, for his advice as to the
proper course to pursue. Mr.
Pox will probably make a :e
port at the next meeting.
The following committees
were appointed hy ['resident
Wren to gather data and make
a report at next meeting of the
club:
?. S. Card r, .1. B. Watnpler
and it. K. jfqx to go utiiong the
business men of town and lind
out how many will build home.,
individually.
\V. J. Smith, W. S. Miller
and (i. IN, Kniglit w ill find out
wlu> wants to buy or rent a
home.
J. It. Taylor, Win. A smart,
K. K. Tuggurt, W. T. (Joodloe,
and .1. L. Cnmblos will draw up
plana for the organization of a
slock company to finance a
building campaign;
These committees will make
a report at tonight's meeting in
the .Mineral Motor Company
building and all members, to?
gether with every business man
in town, is urged to attend, as
some important business will
he transacted. Before the
meeting adjourned last Wed
nesduy night a number of new
members were added to the
Club's list'.
( Build more homes i.
May Get Places As Sanitary
Officers.
Richmond, Jim. 10.?Virgin?
ia soldiers who have been ac?
tively associated with various
sanitary organizations of the
army, no matter where located,
would do well to communicate
with the State Board of Health
Richmond, upon receiving their
'discharges. The State Board
may be able to procure positions
for a good many of the former
soldiers as the service men ex?
perienced in sanitation may bo
desired in many towns and cit?
ies of Virginia.
Persons interested should
write the State Health Commis?
sioner and give him full infor?
mation as to their experience
and the sections in which they
would like to establish them?
selves.
Campaign
For Relief of Armenians is
Being Waged This Week.
The nation-wide campaign lo
raise $RO,000,?OO.O? to aid the
destitute Armenians is being
waged this week. The quoth of
Richmond Magisterial District is
$",tl00.00 of which $000.00 i<
assigned to Big Stone (lap ami
vicinity^
It is fortunate that our gov?
ernment is aide to lend millions
of dollars to Belgium, I'rance,
Serbia, and other allied nations
to supplement their own grants
for their people whose homes
ami means of livelihood have
been destroyed by the war. Hut
unforlunntely there i< iio friend?
ly and responsible government
iu the near Kast to which our
government can make loans for
the aid of t he millions of home-i
less and destitute people in that
region. The generosity of the
American i.pie is the only sih
su er to the problem.
The organization to raise the
quota of l?g Slime <iap as fol?
low s :
Secretary for Kichtuoud Dis?
trict?Major Win. A. Stuart,
Cliaifinah for l?g Stone (lap?|
Mr. < icorge I.. Taylor.
i 'hail man of Ladies ( 'otninitteo
?Mrs. B. Ii. ?Visover.
I.allies' Committee.
Mrs. 15. K- t:.'odl.,e,Mi.. 1?. It.
Piersoiij .Mr-. II. K. lox, Mrs.
otis Manser, Mr-. .1. A. Cihiicr,
Mr-. ?'. <'. Lotig, Mi-, 6. S. Cur;,
ler. Mr-. K. .1 . Proscott, Mrs.
II. A. W. Sheen, Mrs. W. II.
Wren, Mrs. .1. I.. MeCprmick,
Mrs. ?!. C. Cochran.
Teams lor Big Sinne (lap.
Minor Building ? H. W. tiil
liain ami It. Ci Williams.
iiiterinohl Building ? .1. It.
Wampler and .1. M. liaktir.
I. K. K. (ttiici-W. I.. Jones
and W. S. Miller.
Kmnace?W. A. Rogers ami
(.'has. Connor.
South of Wood Aviv West
of School Hplisi-?'. W. Dean
and V. W. Bliss.
North of Wood Ave. and West
Of Schonl House?K. I-'. UurgOKH
and 111 .1. Ayors.
Kast nf School House and not
including furnace?p. II. Ken?
nedy ami .1. M. Smith.
Merchant-1. S. Hamiden
and W. T. (Joodloe.
I 'a,h i?('. (i. VaiiOargcr aiid
Harry Zopp.
LNiwoil's Valley?L. II. Sheen
and W. it. Wilson.
Will Start Soup Kitchen at
School House.
The Food Conservation Com?
mittee of the Civic League met
on Saturday afternoon 'at the
High School building for the
purpose of organizing the soup
Kitchen for the public school.
This work was Started last year
and proved quite a success.
The primary teachers especial.
Iv noted a great difference in
the work of their classes.
The committee deemed it
best to charge only a penny
a cup for the soup there
fore it is impossible for it to be
wholly self sustaining. Any
contributions of lime, money
or food w ould he greatly appro
elated by the entire committee
and can he given lo tho chair
man, .Miss Con way Howard.
It is hoped that not only the
Civic League members, but all
people who are interested in
gaining the best results from
their school will give the work
their hearty co-operation.
Last Call for Knitters.
Those who have Red Cross
knitting and are unable to fin?
ish it, please return it, with tho
wool ami needles to the head?
quarters so it may be finished.
Those who have finished ar?
ticles please return them right
away because we want to make
our last shipment by the 20th
of this month. Wo appreciate
the aid you have giving in knit?
ting for our soldiers.
Mrs. C. C. Lorn,
Supt. of Knitting.
0 YOU WANT A HOME
IN BIG STONE GAP?
So Give the Committee Full
Particulars As to the Kind
of House You Want
At a meet ing of the Young Men's Club on laut Wed?
nesday night W. .1. Smith, W. S. Miller an.l li. N. Knight
were appointed a committee to gel the names of persons
who woohl like to either liny or rent a dwelling house in
Big Stone Cap and report these name- to Hie Chili ns fast
as tliiiy an- ohtained.
The Voting Men's Club, whieli was recently organic
cd here has as one of its) prime objectsthe building of
more dwelling houses iu Big Stone Hap, ami it would like
to hare the names of all who waul to either buy or rent
and about the kind of house they will Mipiite. and if yon
would like to he included in the estimate of the number
of houses that will he necessary to properly house our
people und those from outside of town who want to move
their families here, write either one of Hie above gentle?
men, stating Ilie kind of house you want and whether you
want to rent or buy, and your requirements will lie laid
before the Club and an ell'ort made to meel them.
Il i- the intention of the Young Men's I'luh to Or
g.inize a sirtck company for the purpose of huihliug
nouses, iu addition to a number that enterpris?
ing citizens have already agreed lo build this year. In
all it is estimated that about a hundred houses are need?
ed in I'.ig Stone (Jap this year and a great ell'orl will
he made to lillihl them. The town, as il is now. cannot
advance any fiiiiher until more houses arc biiill, and every
one who can possibly build a house, eil her for sale or rent,
should do -n this year. There i- no danger ol' getting too
many: they will all he lille.l up a-- rapidly us llieyate
built.
If there ever was a time iu the history of I'.ig Stenn!
liap when every one shtillld put his shoulder lo the
wheel nud push il is now. The Young Men's Club is
leading the way and we believe every one in town w ill do
all I.an to help them along. It's for the good
of all and the building up of our beautiful mountain
town. s
Don't forget lo write the commit lee it von want a
home in l!ig Slum- (hip.
BADGES FOR RED
CROSS WORKERS
In a latter of recent date the
National Headquarters issued
the following:
Certificates in recognition ol
loyal service to tho Nation,
through tho Reil Cross, ahull be
awarded to all persons who
have given regular sei vice dur?
ing a period of not less than six
months, in which period the ae.
mal work done shall he cq?ivu
lent to at least four days a week,
or approximately BOO hours; of
for eight mbhlhs of service or
not less ihan three days a week,
? ir approximately 800 hours; or
for twelve mouths of service of
not less than two days a week,
or approximately son hours; or
approximately son hours; or for
eighteen months' survici
amounting to at least son hours,
etc. In no case shall an award
he made lo a worker whose
riod of enrollment i n service
has been less than six COnsecU
live mouths; and with a mini?
mum of 800 hours of service.
In computing periods of ser?
vice Subsequent to April ?, 1917,
shall he considered.
Certificates shall he awarded
irrespective of whether services
rendered have been on a volun?
teer or paid basis.
In Chapter production, work
done outside of workroom, such
as knitting and garments, shall
bo estimated on a piece-work
basis or in the same manner
as used iu the Chapter work
rooms.
Service for the Red Cross in
other than Chapter activities
shall be credited to the worker.
Allowance should also be math;
for time given in different de?
partments or activities of the
Red Cross.
Badges for women workers.?
All women workers to whom
certificates are awarded for ser?
vice for the minimum period,
as specified above, shall be en?
titled to purchase the standard
service badge with a plain rib
bon. Women workers tierving
an additional period equal to
tlif ininiinuin period specified
shall In- entitled tu Welir mi Ilm
badge, in place of tIk- plain rib
bou, a ribbon interwoven with
'?in' stripi-; and a ribbon be tir?
ing an additional snipe may he
substituted ufterj. sorvicb for
bach additional period equal to
the ininiinuin.
Mutton for Men Workers.?
Men worker's to whom certifi?
cates have been issued for the
minimum period of .service shall
be entitled to purchase the
standard service button to be
worn in the emit lapel, N<>
modification in this button is to
be made for varying periods of
service in excess of the mini?
mum period.
The Ited (Jross further sug?
gests that where it is possible
10 secure accurate records of
services rendered, that the
worker.-', submit their claims for
service badges. These letters
shall state the nature of the
service rendered, whore it was
rendered and the period anil
number of hours of service ns
accurately as possible.
The committee in charge of]
the distribution will carefully
review all claims, ['lease make
out your hours of service and
send iit^us soon as possible.
This' means approximately
son hours of work tor the
eighteen mouths and averaging
about ten hours a week for that
time. Mi.xntk Fox,
N ice Chairman.
The oldest daughter of Isaac
Bond, who died of pneumonia
at Norton, where her parents
reside, was brought through
(late City the early part of
Christmas week on the way to
Nicklesvillo for burial. Her
funeral was conducted by Uov.
M. K. Porter. Silt) wus about
eighteen yeurs of uge. Mr. Hood
reported that his family had
passed through u severe siege
of intluenza ?Gate City Herald.
Shell Holes
Big Enough to Hold a Good
Sized House.
s. L, VYhitehead, proprietor
of tin' Tampa Heights Drug
Store at Seventh mid Nebraska
avenues, bus received mi inter?
eating letter froin Ins son, Hal
It. \\ hi teheed, telling of Iiis ex?
periences in active service at
tin- front in France.
Mr. Whitehcad enlisted in the
medical department of the army
about a year ago, and, after
spending six months in train?
ing at the hospital at Fort
Knots. Little Kock, Ark., lie
was sen! overseas, where la
was attached to an ambulance
company.
The hail i, dan I November
?_M. follows:
"Dear Father: Now that tile
war is practically over and the
censors are not so strict, I'll loll
you a few things that have
happened to ami lirouud inc.
Alter crossing 3,?00 miles of
water without seeing a subma?
rine, we landed at Liverpool,
tOnglnml From there we went
i? Southampton, F.nglaml, ami
took a boat across the F.nghsli
channel by the Isle of Wight,
to Cherbourg, France, thence
by train lo Thesen, li small vil
l?ge, where our Company was
split up and assigned to differ:
ent organizations. W ith twen?
ty other men I wns assigned to
Ambulance Company Thirteen,
Firs! division, the first division
to laud in France, anil a 'crack'
one. From lliore we went to
Tool, and joined our company,
which was stationed in a wood
near the Moselle river.
"Instead of getting into a base
Imspilul, I found that I was
just an Ordinary litt -? bearer
and lirst aid man. M) lirst
night in this wood will ulways
be with mo. Four (ionium
planes came right over us and
proceeded lo drop a couple ol
bombs within 2?U feet of nur
camp. We examined the holes
the next mm mug,ami you could
have dropped your bungalow on
Twenty-third avenue into one
very easily.
"We were in this eump for
(wo weeks, (hen via ambulance
we si irled I'm dm Toul fron I.
We established an advanced
first aitl station at Selieisprey,
a small town just al (he font of
Montsec, where the French lust
R5,000 men in 1014 trying lo
lake it. Selieisprey, at (his
time was in 'no maus'I.mil, hilt
the Germans wore retreating,
so it was reasonably safe for
us. They sent only a few shells
over.
After the infantry had taken
Montsec without losing a man,
they advanced so fast tiiat we
had to move our dressing sta?
tion about every half hour. We
went (o St. Mihiol, Font a Mini
son and lo most ol those places
you have read about.
"After resting a week we
were sent to the Verdun front.
With seven others I wns detail?
ed to sei up a (trussing station
Kxermont, at thai time about
a kilometer from the front line
trenches. We cleaned nut a
place in a church, and had
dressed two patients when a
shell took the roar end of Un?
church away. We moved ipiick
ly to another house near the
side of a hill and proceeded to
tifn out six bundled womnted
in four days. The lirst bighl
we spent there we had lo wear
our gas masks all night. The
second day ami from then on
shells hit all around us?big
ones, small ones, gun shells ?
right over this hill and house
into the town and road about
twenty feet from our Station.
Lots of dirt, rocks anil shell
fragments (lew around, but no
one was hurt.
"After we were relieved wo
had to walk through tin- rain
and mud about fifteen kilomu
ters to the company. 1 took a
eold and influenza und was Hcnt
to Hase Hospital No S'.i, just
j below Puns, where I slill am
I After learning that I was u reg
istered druggist, the lieutenant
in charge of the base wants me
j lo transfer to the base. I am
still thinking it over. My ill?
ness didn't develop into any
tiling, so 1 win < ). K. in two it
three days.
"1 have llU? two 'eioKe culls.'
the first happened near Verdun,
I was eating supper ami sitting
on a log with another fellow,
when we heard a shell 'coining
in.' We slid off the log just as
it hit, not more than ten feet
from us Luckily it didn't ex?
plode, hut the next one did,
near enough lo ruin our kitchen
and wound one man, hut I was
half way id a dug out by thou.
"The next was at Verennbs,
where WO had to walk down a
road about one-half mile for
our meals. I was on my way
to Supper (n gang of mer. were
working on tile road at the
tithe), when I heard airplanes,
and looked up. I saw- eight
Gentian planes very high. I
walked on, hut the hunch of
men stopped work to look at
the Germans. Thej made a
perfect target for the planes,
who proceeded to unload three
bombs m the road, k Illing two
met: and wounding nineteen
others. I was just cilose enough
to have my feet knocked from
under me. hut not hint. Ollr
slatiou dressed all of these
men." ? Tampa I l-'la | Tribune.
Mr. Whitchfud formerly liv
Oil ill I'ng Stone Uilp and i,
known to many of our readers.
New Dog Law
The lust stale legislature
passed a dog law which m ike,
it the duty of all persons owning
or having hi Iiis possession or
upon his premises a d ig. m list
same for taxation with the pro?
per assessor and pay tax on
same before the 1st day of fob
riiary of each year. The tax
on male do^s is Jd.?ii,nn female
dogs {ilj.OUi
The town treasurer, who col?
lects said furnishes a brass
lag which must he kept mi dog
it all times. No dog to hu pei
milted lo run at large at night
without a muzzle. It will he
duty of game wardens and idli
cers to kil! all does that do no I
have the Ii don so tags proporl)
attached. All owners of dogs
who fail to properly list for lux?
ation and pay taxes are subject
to pay u tine and costs
Has Forgotten Iiis Mollicr
Tongue.
Thirty years ago, at the ago
of 21, Mil Mikil Ulliil came to
the l.'.S from Italy and after
some years married an A men
can wife Living away from
the people of his native country
and not hearing Ins mother
tongue i.poken, and never lu'ty
| ing learned to read In' has now
entirely forgotten it, being un?
able to speak it or understand
it when il is spoken to him,
He lives near the tannery
here, where he owns a good
home of his own and is a re
9 pee table and industrious em.
zen.
CAPITAL INVESTED IN
Tili: RAILROADS
It Amounted to $20,543,
,109,571 Before Govern?
ment Took Chaifjc
Washington, Jnu.lO. ? 'Japital
invested in American railroads
ut the end id I'M 7, when the
roads were taken over by the
government,totnleil 120,.1; 1,38!?,.
571, tho Inter.ttate (Jommerce
Commission reported today in ti
preliminary statistical abstract
of steam roads. The gros re?
ceipts from their operation dur?
ing the year was ?3,!>5<i,8(15,700,
while the total expense's of
operation were $2,D57,3'.)S,-U2.
This left a net railroad o per III*
ing income, after certain laxe?
and rentals were subtracted, of
$1,081,650,401!.
I More houses, more houses, is
the cry in Hig Stone Gap j?st
now. People are actually inov
| ing away from here because
i they cannot get any where to
1 live. Such a condition should
)not bo allowed to exist, but it
jwill take more houses to relievo
I tho situation.

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