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The Big Stone Gap Post.
VOL. XXVII, PBIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA.. WEDNESDAY7APRIL 30 1919 No. 18 30 Per Cent. Rise in Building Materials is Predicted for the fall. Tin' above prediction appears .,, i,,' that i>|" the majority nl' tiiosc who are butb directly ami indirectly connected in any way wild tin- building situation as it ,.\:-!- all nver I lie count ry. The Government of the United si atc-s realizing Uro seriousness of the situation,bus begun, as every one should know, an active pro? paganda to promote the building (,f ?? mote homes everywhere throughout the country. The Government.?Owing to lue fact that in the last four rears practically no building has "been done, you might say the tyorid over, now that we an- free from the responsibilities of the terrible days of the war, we lind Hi.' whole country sadly in need i.i homes for its people. Espe? cially is Ibis- true in the outlying iewiis in farming and mining districts. A- a rcsiill of the awakening i^iisciousnc'ss of the immediate i. ids of our own small commu? nity, tin- Young Men'- Club, of Iii? Stone Gup, was organized ntul succeeded m putting on ii s fcttl an Organization to further the ways and means for the man if -mall means to build a home. .Y : ally did the clllb stimulate l|lot|i>lil along building line-. It |f0] 1 111 stimulale action in the itirOct toil of bome-huildiug in nur town, ami ii succeeded; hut tilt 1 v in part. A Warning.? What I he chili wants to know is what has he. ? ;' the Iwciity-hdd men who pfi itiisetl to build on their own ii: tiaiii oV Ate I hose men liolu itij! up tin? fulfilment of their vi-rliai yet actual and matter of fili',1 promise- because lumber and olher building material is ti" high'.' They will wait in \ And when the lime comes lint they will be known for their fn|s'? promises; ? ami it will miles; they begin huild i. i i -'ion, building material I will have advanced no doubl .'to jftf*i . -Hi., owing to tin- unavoid 1 aide shortage of lumber stacked i Hi tin- yards and the increased j .I' mam! lor all kinds of lumber ; in ho used for building purposes; The Farmer's New Year Hook Commissioner Koiner, of the j State Department <d Agricul is mailing out his new i't'ai Hook. It is sont free to all | : farmers who desire a copy. Uns Near Hook is full of] pi Ic.tical and helpful informa li - to all clasSos of farmers. I'lte report gives an account of ll various lines of work the department is doing to help the fanner, v aluable articles are Riven on soil improvement in tin- most practical and econoin ' w 1} the euro of the fruit or J'h ml, including ;i full spray ': |i calendar for a I I fruits | and vegetah I es ? impor to ? very farmer and owner of ' garden; the feeding and care nl live stock; discussions '."? "'attic, hogs und sheep; in fiel nearly everything relating 1 -. I farming is discussed in J tins Year Hook. It is free to l! I inner and a I I farmers jVotiltl he interested in reading It. A postal addressed to d.W. Kijiner, Commissioner, Kicb moiltl, Ya., will K,-t it. YOUNG MEN'S CLUB MELTS FRIDAY EVENING W" have the pleasure of an j!0,1,tving that Hon. C. Bajcohi ?Vi,,l" '"as indicated his willillg l;'- lo address our club Friday "eiting :,t 8:00 o'clock on the i Building More Homes. A1! :".irdially invited to ('"m" <i.d hear what a well-in h'rm.'il ,?;,,, jlns ,? sny nbouj situation with which th. coun?ry st large and our t.i iiiuimy i? particular is coufront -Nlr' Sleinp speaks with au? thority. (Biiild uiore homea). Veterans of j World War| ! Organizing "American Legion" Southwest Virginia Branch to Hold Meeting at Bris? tol on May 3rd. Tlio vctraiis of the great war in tin- armies of the United Sliilcs are taking active steps to organize themselves into a great national body called the Ameri? can Legion.'responding to the United Confederate Vetrans or ihc Grand Army of tlio Kcpublic. The movement started at a meet? ing nf American soldiers in Paris, Kran. ,., nh March l?, UHU, which l>ass,.,| the following resolution: ?'We, (he members of the Mil ilarv and Naval Services of the United Slates of America in the Great War, desiring to porpctu ate the principles id' justice, Freedom and Democracy tor which we have fought : to inciil eate the duty and obligation of the citizen to flip State; to pre? serve tin- history and incidents of our participation in the war; and tocenient the ties of cm radeship formed in service, do propose to found and establish an Association tor tin- furtherance of the foregoing purpose-. Those eligible to membership shall l.e ; All olheers anil enlisted personnel of the Military and Naval S.-rvices of the United States of America at any lime during the period from April (Ith. 11* 17, until November 1 Ith IfllS, both inclusive; excepting, how? ever, persons leaving the service [without an honorable discharge or persons who having been call? ed iiifo the service refused, tail? ed, or attempted to evade the full performance of such ser vicei" A great National Convention has now been called to meet at St. Louis on May S-'.i with dele? gates from every stale in the Union to create a national organ? ization and make general plaits looking to the future. Lieutenant-Colonel Stuart Me Giiire is chairman for Virginia and the local chairman lor South? west Virginia is Major W. A. Stuart, of His; Stone Chip. A meeting of' all'soldiers who can at lend is called for May !ld at tin- Hotel Bristol, at Bristol^ Virginia, al 1 :'M P. M. Eastern Tune. Al this meeting the Southwest Virginia Branch of the American Legion will be or? ganized, and delegates will be elected to the St. Louis conven? tion, Southwest Virginia being entitled to two delegates. The returning soldiers are tak? ing up Ihis idea with great en? thusiasm everywhere and a large and representative meeting is expected al Bristol to start nil' the SiititInvest Virginia Branch. The national organization will he very powerful and all soldiers w ho can possibly do so should help in forming it. Wise County should be well represented .it the Bristol meeting. Just Facts I The government of the Unit j od Status is your government. That government has givon its sacred word to do certain things. These thiiiKH require the ex? penditure of great sums of money. Your govormenl mum keep iis word, must spend these stuns of money. This money can only be so-| cured now in two ways: either by taxation or by borrowing. Taxes are high enough, are! they not? Nevertheless, they ! will not produce enough to meet the present need. 'Then, the only way the Unit ! etl Stales can pay for peace is! by borrowing tlio balance need-] ed, $4,500,000,000. All ritfht ihen, your govern? ment must borrow $4,500,000, ! UJU and sineo other countries have no mo ley t> lend, it must borrow the money in the Unit-' ed State?, ami front one or two I sources. Your government must bor? row from tlie banks ami other financial institutions or it must borrow from millions of patriot? ic citizens. If this money could be bor? rowed from the hanks, would it be wise? With all of their cap* ital tied up in government se? curities, how could the banks perform their normal functions of financing regular business enterprises and development projects? Without being fi? nanced, how could factories and busineS8 operate, how could the country be developed, how COUld labor be employed, how ebtl Id people live- Think it over! Very well then, there is one course left open. Your gov? ernment must burrow from you ami from every other individual up to each tine's limit of lend. Iur; Hence the Victory Liberty Loan on April 21, 1910? the loan of victory, peace and thanksgiving, 'These arc just fuels. Can you see any ottior way out of il?! We can't. Tlio 'Treasury Da j partineiit cannot, and after you thin!; it over and consider that the government is asking you to subscribe for an absolutely gill edged, short t?rm, good inter, i est bearing security, and by I doing it help pay for vicloiy and peace and prosperity, you] won't want lo find any other j way out, but will. Like a truei American, you will step up and say? "Sure, we'll finish the job! Uncle S.im can have the use ol all my money to pay for peace! I can go ov.-r the top in the Victory Liberty Loan if my buy could do it at St. MiUiel." DELIGHTFUL EASIER DANCE 'The Btoneg.i Dancing Club gave a delightful dance oil Tuesday, April JJnd, which was largely attended by dancers from Dig Stone Gap, Appu lacliia, Norton, Wise, Coeburn, I tod a, Kxiiter, Keokeh and Osaka. Music was furnished by Harris' Saxophone Orches? tra from Bliloflehl, and was thoroughly enjoy ed by the larne number present Itefreshmdnlx of sandwiches and coffee were served at mid night, after which they danced until 3:00 II. in. All left seeming t<> have ha I a good time. 'The following p. o pie danced: tog Stono (lap Mr.- LouLsc WavOrly, Mir,:. Hnlli Present!, Mis* Margaret Mil ler. Miss (JlirlMllie Miller. Miss Jmint Hnllcy. Miss Miriam Taylor. Miss Blsiii Tavlor, Mis F. W Lewis. Mr. W. < . Shunk. Mr .1. It. Christian, Mr. 'I' I Cantrvll, Major W. A. Stuart Mr. Wi <'. Nlulngor, Vir. liny Patrick; Mr. Ilrowniu Potty, Mr Hymn ItlioaiU. Mr. Chapman, Mr IV C. SabliurH, Mr K Ii. Heining. i oelnirn ?Miss M.irv I.e.- lire.-ar, Mr. .lohn Siphers, Mr. Olaud Mom'I.v. Noiton Miss K ite ?'mints. Mr. TIlOs. It Williams. Mr. Donald \V Cook?. i >.-aUa. Mr. anil Mis B. F. Tale. llixla.?Mr. Cuiiis Kobbliia. Mr ami Mrs. Howard Kstill, Hi. ami Mrs. It (' llenson Stone, Kv.-.V C. Culberlsoo, Diinbar.- H \. Stallard. Kxelcr?Mr ami Mis. .1. .\ Crookor, Mr. and Mis. It. It Adkliis, Miss Bdttli Lent. Mr. W. .1 II. Mayo Imboden?Miss Kvans, Mr. Itolxirl Wells. Kookec. ? Miss Hack in in, Miss Cornell Mrs. Souins, Miss I'age, Mrs Itepasa, Miss Sarah Heese, Miss Anna Heese, Miss Ituili Iteeae, Mlas Coehrau, Miaa Cooper, Miss Velma King. Miss Neil Uvlns, Miss Laue. Miss Iceland Wells. Miss Alma Wills. Mr. and Mrs. King. Mr. A II. ihliil. Mr. I II Cavlll, Mr. Hugh Itecsui Mr. Have Iteese. Mr Tom Iteesc, Mr. K. \V. IVuy, Mr. ?am Itawl ston. Appalachian Mlsallrady Leo Johnson, Miss Kii/alieal. Edwards, Miaa Patay Hamilton, Mis- Railey, Mr. M.ly, Mist 1 Kdna Carrier, Miss Elizabeth Sullivan Mr. Denver Brown, Mr. Howard Cross, Mr. .lack Planer/, Mr. Hugh Sil.toil Mr Carl Shumaker, st.meg.i.?Mr. and Mrs. C. G, Dully, Mr. and Mis. M. II. Duffy, Mr. and Mrs S. J. Oimdry. Mr. and Mrs. .1 M.Vouug, Mr. and Mrs. McCoy, Mr. and Mrs .1. II. OrOSOCtOSO, Mis, Allie Korne, Miss Hess Young. Miss Nita Collier, Miss Mae Tllley. Miss Williams, Miss (iraco Stair. Miss Horton. Miss Margaret l'ayton, Mr. and Mrs. I'. W. Gundrv, Mr. Fred Ilaloy Mr. l'has. Duffy, ,lr , .Mr. A. s. Penning: Ion, Mr. Louis Fisher, Mr. Howard Col? lier, Mr Kyle ( arieo. Mr. D.W. Knoden hiser, Mr J. II Urvis. Congressman 0. iL Slemp, who has boon in Big Stone (lap for the pjist week, was an Ap palaohia visitor 'Tuesday. He Bays that he can and will get an appropriation for a Government building in Appalachia if a suit? able building site eau be pro? cured. ? Appalachia Progres? sive. Asks Davis To Make Known His Position on Road Project. Richmondi Vu.. April 2-1.? stroii?; resolutions were adopted today l.y the executivc'cninmit tee of the Virginia Good Roads Association ''rospeetfullyi hut earnestly" calling on Governor Westmoreland Davis to make known his pusitiou in the mut? ter, and his reasons in writ in?, for not having caltctl a special ?ession of the General Assembly, a- requested by the association on March 11. to match the Keil end appropriation for (he con? struct!.f roads in the suite. In view of the fact that tliu Governor is routined to his bed by illne-i* and could not r.ive visitors, tin.inmittoi named to deliver llie resolution called at the Executive Mansion ami left them w itb Colonel I .el toy Hodges, the <lovernor's aid. The resolutions, which were passed unanimously by the eom mit lee, stress tie- importance of I he good roads movement, and place ilo- matter square before the Governor, seeking an e\. plauatiou why lie has not acted m the mailer. They set forth thai approximately .<i;.ooo,uoii is now available for road work, ami that an additional $1170,000 will he Obtained by taxation iiexl fall, while the highway de. part men) has already negotiated contracts for $850,000, leaving $120,000 with which lo meet the residue of the federal appropria? tion. The mat lei is placed squarely before the Governor in the closing section of the rosolti t ions, w hich are its follows : ??The Virginia Good Road? Association, Chambers of Com .reo, Boards of trade, Boards of Supervisors, Kotary Clubs, Automobile Clubs ami Kindred organizations throughout the ?tale, together With numerous private individuals ami a consid? erable number of the members of the Legislature have request? ed the Governor lo call an extrii session for the purpose indicated, ??Governor Davis has not yet acted in response to the previous request of this committee made on March 11. 1010, and a prompt decision mi this important ques? tion i- vital. Now therefor.', he it "Resolved, That the Executive Committee iff the Virginia Good Roads Association earnestly re? new its former request lo the Governor that he call an extra .ion of the General Assembly at once to consider making ade (|tia(e provisions to meet a pail of the Kedoral aid for road con? struction now available during the year I?30. "Resolved, That Governor Da? vis is respectfully but earnest)) requested lo make known bis pO. "ition on this most important matter at once in writing, giving his reasons i herefor. I lieataical. "lie's all right as a husband, but when it conies to acting in mot ion pictures with him?no, thank yon!" This is the reply of Mildred Harris, dainty star of l.ois Web? er's latest Jewel Product ion, "When a Girl Loves," to a query as to whethei it was true that she would co-star with her husband, Charlie Chaplin, on the screen. Tlio report was current soon after their recent marriage. "We are altogether diil'eroili types ami of different tempera? ments," she exclaimed. l,l do not care to appear in comedies of the kind in which Charlie is popular." In ??When a Girl Loves,"' Mrs. Chaplin is appearing in her lirst six-ree] Western drama. It i- n thrilling story of an atheist's reformation by a beautiful girl. She is supported by an excellent j cast.?Amuzu to-Day, Go to church next .Sunday. Enthusiastic Good Roads Meeting Willi only n-few fiptift notice of a good roads meeting, u big bunch of Harbin county boosters! inet at the coiirt house Insl Fri? day-evening id greet Congress-1 man .1. M. Kohsiou ainl listen to' his talk mi securing Fudernl >i? 11 for good roads in Harlan and ad-j joining counties. i Viiigrcss lias appropriated over! two hundred million dollars fur read building in the various late., Harlan, l.etcber and Hell counties are designated rpr Koti? er* I aid, and fur every doll in the county spends I bo (.toveriiuieiif projioses to spend two ilolhirs. The proposed roads would ciiii uect with tin (ioveruiuehl High-1 way in l.etcber county and the Dixie Highway in Hell eoti'iity. The meeting was organized with I'. V. Cole i- president and I >. c. Junes as secretary. A cuiit-| mitt.in posed Of W. K. Hall.! <i. T. Howard, \V. L. Bailey, J. S. Koresler, .1. ti. i'"orestei. Senator Brock, and |). N I los kins was appointed lo confer with l.etcber ami Hell enmity citizens on the plitu of edmpttrat-J iug to obtain Federal aid, lud the committee met at the county jtidg'-'' oili. e last s it iiriiay ainl forniubited plan tog., a fiel' ?lieh help. A joint committee (Yoni Hell. Harlan and Lctchei' eOllU-J lies will be appointed t" Confer; with the State I toad t'onlniis-j sinner \Vileyi After .Mr'. Kol,-ion'- speech a rouud-tlie-tuhle discussion was otl'eled and the slogan will be "Federal Aid I'm Harlan Clin-' ty road-." Under the prosiOti I iw the government agrees to spend two dollars for every doll irthe c.,-j ty expends, and the state one! dollar. Thus i f I larl.in comity expend $100,1)0(1, the slate w ould | |>iil up $10(1,1100 and tin- ;? it ei n i liieni $200,000; making $ 100,00(1 in all. I'he roa I plans and rout.., nej approved by the governineni us-1 perls and the construct ion work I done under . -t?te supervision, I lint- ensuring the work to he don.- a.irding lo governmental aiiil -late standards. Hell county has already 'eiil word they will work in hourly cooperation with Harlan county and will build their road') to the Harlan county' line. Whatever is done in the matter will have io he arranged before .1 illy I -t, as on that date if the dilVcronl count ies do not .ply with t he terms the money available w ill revert to the treasury. Everyone knows we need gisid road- in Harlan county, and this is the greatest opportunity to get three dollar-, for every iuie Ivo expend ever ollered, ami nvory mau in ibis county should cnii' sttlutc himself a* uoinuiitti.I one to boost t he project. It mil only means good road-, which we IllllSt hale to develop our immense resources, hnl it means employment t" hundreds of men in the country as well.? Harbin, Kentucky,Kiilerpi ise. Fire in Turkey Cove. The resilience of I'. M. Iteasot mi his farm in Turkey Cove was totally destroyer by tire last Fri? day afternoon at about '2 O'cldeki The building was occupied by a tenant by the name of Tom Fan iiihi, who by the help of some neighbors, managed to -avc part of the household goods. The lire originated in the roof and had gnilied much headway when it was discovered. There was no insurance. Sale Saturday, May 3rd. Cakes ami pies, the brut of eats Uhlldren s olothes suO dainty feats Of sewing ami ombroldery, to pe seen Anil liuii|rlit, (if course, by any t|ticenj Or klii);, iiim-nl, if jiucli there be Anynlicro in this vicinity, Wim ilomiiutcs the home .mil ptir.si Kin wlfo, their children anil the nur* Moni? Vista Hotel, !" ' m Wise County Goes Over Ihc Top in the Victory Loan In thy driven licht in Big Stone Cap, Norton, App.dachia and Wise up i" the present time thes,. towns have put Wife County ISO,J100\over the top in the \ ictory l.ihei I v l.i.in now going on. The i 'minty's quota i- >?'!".';;.Too, ami with the drives vet In he conducted at Cncburii and St. I'mi I it is helievetl the county will almost double its ijimta before the .lose of the campaign ...i May loth, Big St..lie Hup was the first town in th. eoiihty to statt a campaign and in.ue iL.in iloulde it< quota ? ?I ?* -Jon was subscribed in one day. Since then several (hoij mini dollars have booh add i'll hi the subscriptions. < ?n last Friday Norton held its drive niul enrolled < 105,000 in subscriptions, exceeding its quollt id slim,01,10 bv $05,000. On si 11 nrday afternoon Appal.1 eliia conducted its drive audsiili -ei ihi.vi rL'00,000, exceeding its quota of i 1 I 2,000 by $|i:i,000. 1 li 1 Sunday .1 It.?rni 1'hi the drive i! Wise tonic place and lie county -eat subscribed 11 ,nno. e.\?.ding ii quota of $1)11,000 by fS^OOO, making .1 i.dnl sub 1 pi mn hibseribki of f Hi 1,000. ('omit v chairman, < \ S. Car lor, and vice-chairman, Iti 1!. Alsovori and those engaged with tin-in throughout the cotinly in putting It liver the top ill the last of I he libe| ty loans, are to lie imiigrafnhiled on the inagnili ? 1. ni and faithful work thev ililVii lioiie. They -aid il could lie done, and it was. Sunday School Worker to Visjt Big Stone Gap. Mi IviithOriuo liroh, state sun. 1 ml. lid. ni ..I' the children's division ..! tin- Virginia Sunday School Association, will be in Big rfiolie (Sap Wcdhesdnv t.. lissisl Ihe Sun.lav Sol.Is of the toy, 11 in their work. Miss (.troll is in position to make valuable suggestions to Sunday School teachers who have small ehil lii order that all the Sunday SehOi 1 workers of the town may have an opportunity t.? meet her, in.I to receive her assistance during her visit to the town, a union prayer meetingservice has beim arranged for Wednesday' nigh I I., l.e led.I in the I'leshy tori hi irhureli T :<)'?. It is earnestly Imped that every Sun? dae School teacher in I11WII, US well a- those w in. substitute frnni lime to time, will attend this meeting and meet Miss (.5roll. She will ajsi) give a denionstrii t11.11 in teaching a class of small chilren, who will l.e present for this purpose, This service will be concluded in ample time to permit lln.se who attend it to go to the enter, taiument a' the school which he gins ;ii s:?(). Fire at L. & N. Depot. The 1.mi.ling formerly:known .is th,- Centra) Motel and occu? pied l)V Dan Darnel! al the I.. A N. tlejiol . aught lire Sun? day night, I.ut wa- extinguished by a bucket brigade before much damage was done. The lire started in the roof; supposedly from a spark from the chimney. NOTiCE! Big Stone (Up, Va , April lltli, 1010. To the Stockholders ol the Big Stone (Sap Land Company: I'll.- nest regular annual meeting of Ihe stockholder* >?! thla Company will 1?. held ,1 lu office in Ihe town of Big Stone (lap, I \ Irgiiiia, ,11 Wi-.Iuc.mUv. May Jth, lain I'.n, STONK C1AT LANDCOMPANY, 10-la lt> John WiCKalWejr, Secretary