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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11), 191? Pnbliehid Ever/ Wc?uowlny by tho WISE PRINTINQ COMPANY, IncorporMe'l (HUBERT N. KNIOHT. - BUItor. UIND9KY j. HORTON, Abb'* Editor Ono Yonr. - SI.no Six Month*. - ,78 Throo Months. - .40 Kntcretl ntoorilliiR t'> pa?l.-il ri'Kulrttioiia ?I tho potl-ofHoo .it 111k 3tone tin]" ns nee odu-oltM mttter. SUIlSCRIMiKS uro earnestly re quested to observe the dnt? printed on their address slips which will keep them at nl times postod as to the dnt< of the expiration of their sub? scription. Prompt and timely attention to this request will stive all parties a great deal of annovance The American Woman in War. The war is over and we are all extolling the heroism of the soldiers, tho judgment of the nation's financiers, and tho loy? alty of the working classes. And among the rest wo are pay? ing tribute to the patriotic achievements of our women. When war was declared the women of America immediately organized to curry out the wishes of i he government. Illach state formed its Woman's Council of Defunso, which by im ans of local branches reUOll-l od mid helped to mould the public opinion of every com munity. Lectures and demon stratioiu. were held under their nuspices; the requests of the Food Administration were widely disseminated and full, explained; women were le^i* tered for war service, common ity and child welfare work was done. The work of women in tho American Hod Crone was won. derful. Tho women of tho land gavo up their time and skill to work for the army nnd nnvy, at homo and abroad. They made, surgical dressings, knit? ted and sowed for tho comfort of "our boys." They organiz? ed hospitals, sent n?rsos, did nil they could for the welbbeing of our forces* The many women's clubs of our laud showed their patriot ism in war work of every kind and especially in work for ilie buying of Liberty Bonds and war savings stamps. And what of the idividtiuls? One cannot ?ay enough of 111 ?? ir patience, hard work nnd hero ism. Responses were made to every call of the government or necessity of the war. An army of nursoB volunteered for work abroad or at the cantonments. Women drove ambulances and motor cur? and motor trucks. They for m e d agricultural leagues and went out on the farms to work. They del can? teen work, meeting incoming trains ami speeding outgoing ones at any hour of day or night. Musicians and artists of all kinds gave up lucrative work in order to give their time to tho entertainment of troops at camps and cantonments. As nurses and social workers went abroad the home women sup plied their vacant nlaces. Every housewife who con served food and economized in coal and gas and wool did her part toward the work of the tin floh, Let us give admiration and thanks to the American woman who "has done what she could.?' Till' President's fourteen points, after producing quite ah repression here, are r?c ivinn much attention in the Paris conference 1 HE UN IV!-. RS AI. CAT? Take good care of your Ford car. Don't expect it to give you full service unless you give it some care and atten? tion. Let us give it regular treatment occasionally. "No bogus" Don't l,;irts 01 unworthy ma Ta ivQ terials used in our shops, c but genuine I'ord ina unances terials and experienced Ford mechanics. We'll keep your Ford car serviceable for years it you give us the chance. Our prices arc mighty reasonable We want your trade. Why can't we have it? We will servey?? better titan anybody else. Mint nil Mol or Company F3itf Stono Gap, Va. Gold Standard of Values REO Automobiles-Trucks WANTED LIVE DEALERS in all counties R. G. Edgerton & Company State Distributors Norfolk - - Suffolk - - Lynchburg Business For United States. Rebuilding northern France and Belgium will mean in tho latter part of this year a prent volume of business (or t ho Unit? ed States, according to prelimi? nary information which hus reached ofllciuls of the Dopurt moni of Labor, provided indus try in this country is in n posi? tion to accept the orders. Immediate revival of business activity is essoiitiol, howover, in the opinion of these efllcials, if this country is to profit to the greatest extent from tho de mand for machinery and sup? plies aboard. Factories are now being transformed from a war basis to peace production, and most of them will probably be available for full time peace production in the fall of this year, In tlie meantime, however, the building of roads and public works can lie undertaken to ml vantage in order that they may lx> availble for the betterment ? >f industry us a whole in the future. Many cities also have housing problems that are be? coming serious, owing to the practical cesaatiou of building during the war. Figures already obtained by the division of public works and construction development of the Department of Labor give some idea of the serious? ness of this problem, Building fell oil' per cut in 101 large cities of this country in 1017, as compared with 101.0, and for somoyears before that time it bad been subnormal. Figures for November, 1018, -how for 151 of the principal cities of tbi- country an average "ikk in the amount of building ander way of N.ri per cent, as 'ompured with November, l!tl", which was itself a poor month. Improved housing and belli r oads have been brought into auk as among America's chief needs, as result of the cessation of building activity during the war, and tilth nigh the condi lion is much less serious than 4i Kngluud, the efficient con tiici of industry requires reine Ind uction In many parts of be country demand has arisen tor better roads, particularly surfuned roads. From the Ulli dial LT. S. Bulletin. [l lias taken lissome time to h-cever that n citizen of the United States is also n citizen of the world But now that we have found it out, we shall never forget it. Provisions are meeting with ill sons of disasters at present. Eggs are dropping, butter is tailing and potatoes nre slump ing. Bread seems to bo the on ly thing that is rising. We were told Hint food would win the war and ships would win the war und thrift would win the war. Well, now that it is all over it is our opinion ihat the war was won by gen? uine American ''pep." Henry Davis, colored, who re- | ccntly returned here from ser? vice in the army, got on the war path last Friday night, due probably from the effects of an over dose, of "Ynki", armed himself with a shot gun and entered (.'bus. Bentloy's Cafe and without a moments warn ing tired point blank right in 'lie center of a pool table while a game whs in progress. Pieces of pool balls and shot scattered everywhere und slightly injur? ing some men who wero stand ing nearby. Policeman Kelly wus not notified until four o'clock in the morning and by that time Davis skipped and has not been seen since. The police are keeping a sharp lookout for i him. Go to church next Sunday. Miss Dora Pennington, of lVnnington Quo, is the guest iat the Monte Vista Hotel this week. iONE NIGHT ONLY The Iv0.v*g;lx Show THE BANNER SHOW OF THE YEAR 22E Come and Have a Good Hearty Laugh, and enjoy "One Perfect Night.'" GET SEATS EARLY Youth, Beauty SONGS, Me rriment an cl Dancing Prices: 15 cents and $1.00. plus war tax. Few Seats at $1.50. includes war tax. GEORGE WASHING ION PROGRAM A George Washington pro? gram will be given by 111? - school children Saturday after lipon at the School Auditorium rtt 3:00 o'clock. Every body it) invited) no admission PROGRAM America. Song? 3rd Grade. praihntizutioii ? Cutting the Uherr) Tree?1st Grade. Composition. Song?4th A (trade. Composition, Drill ? 1st and 2nd Grades. Composition. Recitation. Piano Solo?llnth Smith. Soug?Ith A Grade. Dramatization ? M iking the Firs! IflOg?'? 4th R tirade. Star Spaugled Banner?Chor? us Cll?88. Solo?Janet Gilincr. Drill?4th A Grade. Mack Patton has resigned his position at the postollice building and has formed a part? ner with ('has. Johnson in the pressing business. Later they i expect tc open up a tirst class restaurant for the patronage oi White people only. Mrn. H. W. (Sillium spent sev? eral days last week visiting in I ltrialol ami Marion. I Mr. ami Mrs. Wayne Wright are being congratulated on the hirtli of a lint; son, born I us I Tuesday tit the home of Mrs. Wright's parents, Mr, and Mrs, W. 11 Games. FOX & PECK, Civil and Mining Engineers BlgStone Gap. Va. Harlan.Ky Report? ami estimates on Coal and Tim? ber Unds. Dealt?!) and Plans of Co.il and Coke Plaut?, Land. Itailroad and Mim Engineering, Elcctrlo Ulas I'rintlrjg. IS YOUR LABOR LOST Do you farm with old In liquated Tools? H you do a large part of your energy and that of your team is wasted. Come in and let us show you The Latest in Farm Machinery No farmer in this age should he without the BEST. It is absolutely necessary if your farm is to pay a dividend. Hamblen Brothers Big Stone Gap, Virginia If You Live to Eat, If You Eat to Live In cither case you will get the most solid satisfaction out of our HIGH-CLASS MEATS We sell the host and there is always real economy in the best. Nothing like our fine juicy Steaks, Pork Chops 01 Beef Roasts to put the pep in you. REMEMBER?Fresh Meats arc selling 20 percent cheaper in Big Stone. Gap than any other town or city in Southwest Virginia, and there is a reason for it. We have always maintained a careful consideration for our customer's welfare and will continue to do so, no matter how much the cost. Patronize those who have made these prices possible. South-West Insurance Agency Incorporated Fire, Life, Accident and Casualily In surance. Fidelity and Other BondsJ Real Estate and Commission Brokers. BIG STONE GAP, VA