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VOL. XXVII, JBIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1919. No. 19 Own Your Own Home Slogan Young Men's Club. LaSj Friday evening saw a .I average attendance at the regular weekly meeting of the Voting Men's Club. A larger attendance bad been expectedi as Hon. 0. It. Slump, nur Congressman, had signified hi-! willingness to be present at the meeting, but a good many members had gotten wind of the fncl that Mr. Slump; for reasons known only In himself, would net !?? able to Ire there, and Hiev slaved away. There are sonic people who seem to like to he present at Ihe shouting, hut rue; to say Ihe least, diilidehl about being really public-spirit? ed, Tlicse people always let the ol In i fellow do Ihe work. They do ihe talking, particularly when ile re is something or somebody to knock. As it was, Ihe meeting got down to brass tacks directly Mr. W. A. Stuart, the temporary chairman, had taken the chair. Th - latter made clear Mr. Slemp's [ittitudc in regard to the build? ing situation. He stated thai from n conversation which he had with Mr. Slehip, a day or tun previous to the meeting, the hitler counted upon nearly a UO per cent, increase in the price Of building material by the fall ? i 1010. He said Unit Mr. Slemp hinted his supposition upon gov? ernment facts and figures rela? tive to the present situation in lumber yards albover Ihe coun? try, where it was an actual fact that the stock was lower than it had been for years. Alter stilling Mr. Slemp's at iitude, the chairman called for discussions from the floor, colling il i severol gentlemen in particu? lar lo give their ideas. After considerable discussion the con seiisns id' opinion of all present Deemed to agree with all of Mr. Slemp's statements, and the at? titude of each mnii there, if not expressed, was thill il was iin mediately necessary to build, build, build more homes for l?g SI lie Hap! ?ET To WORK NOW! .NOW or NEVE 11! BUILD! Mr. It. I'.. Alsover showed ab? solutely conclusively how much hctter, how much cheaper and profitable i I was to BUILD YOI II OWN HOME than to live "a and on in any town, any? where, paying rent. Go to Mr. A'-"Vi r, or have an interview with Mr. A. I.. Witt, or see Mr. ?. Hi '.'tilton, ami any of these gentlemen will convince you of the reasonableness id' owning your own home. They will con? vince yon of this, not because 1 bey expect to make something "!! of the deal, but because they are in a position to be acquaint? ed with the facts of the case as I hey really are. Hie meeting closed after ac? cepting the resignation of Mr. W\ II. Wren as president. The next meeting of the club will he "exl Friday night at 8 :00 p. in. It is expected that Ihe nominat? ing committee will then present 'tie mime of a candidate for Ihe "trice of presidont. If the majority of the Ameri? cans tvant the country wet af? ter July 1st, why not apply to the weather-man? He scemo to have unlimited powers in ?hat direction. Eightieth Division Expected Home Within a Few Weeks. Richmond, Va., Apiil 80._ IjlteSl advices from Washington state that the Eightieth division which contains the Virginia drafted men, is expected home in the next week or ten day 8, in fact, the first units have already sailed for an American l'?rt. General I'crshing in a Into re? port, to the war department on sailings of troops from France, scheduled the Eightieth division for return ut the end of May, hnt a report from him today, states that it has been nanied for early convoy and indicates that it will sail from France within two weeks. General Fobbing had scheduled it to ho the Fourth division lo return home in May, the Thirty-second, Twehty-oigbth ami Thirty-third '?eiiig a head of it. The Eightieth division has pro? bably undergone many changes in its make up, as when it left for France it consisted of drafted men from Virginia, I'emisylvn nia and West Virginia, and us the division was ju the American expeditionary force in France nine months, it was engaged in anuinbcrof important battles and it sntiered total battles casual? ties of 6188 killed in action, wounded, missing and prisoners. Fifty-two of its men were awarded the distinguished ser? vice cross for exceptional brav? ery in the performance of val? iant service in the front lines nguinsl the Huns. Partnership Every citizen of the United States in a member of the tirni, a partner of Uncle Sum. No one has been given the right to withdraw from the partnership simply because the war iB over, and no one will Book tp with? draw. The duties of partner? ship were cheerfully assumed during the war; the shoulder to-shouldor attitude of all class es and sects made combined action the power that it was, and won tho war. (lood times uro on the way. The heavy government ex? penditures?the expenditures of the firm?are daily decreasing, and tho necessity for the huge quantities of war supplies that euch day of the war brought about has stopped as suddenly as it began. It is true that for many mouths tho war costs will still run high. The bills maturing for supplies already used, bo sido those contract for, tho con? tinuing costs of building ships planned and under course of construction and tho tnainen ance of the army and navy mean that the government's war bills are not all paid. In fact the government has been anticipating the Victory Liber? ty Loan for soveral months by borrowing from tho banks to pay current maturing bills. By the time the loan is received it will virtually all hnve beon ex? pended, ho there is no argument necessary in regard to the ur? gency of the need. But the bills now being paid are iu a large part those made during tho conllict ? "last month's purchases." Tho end of the war has meant increased prosperity for the United States and the firm. Great Britain rind Europe feol the heavy bur" denR resulting from over four years of warf are; their tremend? ous debts, Iobs of man power and disorganized labor condi? tions have resulted in a greater opportunity for Uncle Sam. America emerges from the struggle with u Iorh of life of only 00,000, with business on tbo boom and with a war debt that is owed to thc?rm, to citiz? ens of ihe United States, This last fact is a significant one. Money that is owed by partners in a prosperous firm is never a doubtful debt, for tin- natural How insures its payment. Are you a live member? Uncle Sam needs t in active support of over) oue of bis partners. Take stock in the lirm. Buy Victory Liberty Hondsnnd clip coupons. INCREASE IN PHONE RATES HELD ILLEGAL New York Supreme Court Justice Issues Injunction to Prevent Raise. Albany, N. V., April DO.?Su? preme Court .1 u.stice Uudd today upheld the contention of the Public Service Commission, Sec? ond District,that increased rates by the New York Tt lephonu Company and the Western Union Teh-graph Company und proposed increased rates by the New York Telephone Co., were illegal and unlawful, and issued injunction ordered preventing enforcement of the increases which were orders by Ihe Post master General. Faculty Luncheon. On Wednesday, April 23rd, the Domestic Science Class of the Public School at this place entertained the faculty with a delicious three course luncheon. The center pieces for the tables were vases of lilacs. The follow? ing menu was served by llie young ladies : i.roam of tomato soup and crackers, egg- a hi pbinmc do terre, salmon croquets; olives, poinsettia salad, coco ami Lady Baltimore cake. Calendar for May. Kasl Stone Gnp, 1st, !lrd and 5th Thursdays. Exeter, "2nd and Ith Thurs? days. Appalachian 3rd and ?th Fri? days. ICeokeo, 2nd and lib Fridays. Roda, 1st ami did Mondays. V. & S. W. --'ml and lib .Mon? days. Stnnega, 1st and did Tuesdays. L. A- N.. 2nd and lib Tiies days. [tnbodcii, 1st ami 3rd Wed? nesday's. Big Stone (lap, 2nd and 1th Wednesdays. Jank Mokuan, Red Cross Nurse. Young Men's Club Meets Friday Evening. The usual meeting of the Vuttng Men's Club will he hold at the Mineral Motor Company Friday evening at 8 ;00 The young men of this club are willing to entertain any proposition which Ittoks to the betterment of civic and social conditions in the town. We welcome all members of the Athletic Association, the Tennis and Golf Clubs, and the Com? munity League, and we will pull aud push together for anything which commends itself to us as a good cause. Our membership numbers 117. It ought to be larger. Help as make it so by becoming an ac? tive and energetic worker of civic righteousuess. Apply 1'. 0. Box 21?. Tbo price of whiskey liua been going up so fast that there is probably less of it going down. Build Now "More Americans Should Own I i Their Own Homes." Somewhere in the heart of every man in the desire to be in? dependent. Independence in the measure of one's standing in ttie community. The first step along the rood to independence is to own one's home. The man who owns his own home is the respected, the trusted man in every communi? ty. One of,the largest employers in the country ordered a can? vass of his factories to deter? mine what percentage of his employees owned their homos. At the same time In- urged all employees iu the establishment to become home owners or home buyers. Sound logiu promplod this ac? tion. The responsible man is the valuable employee. The home owner has u deeper sense of civic pride, lie is establish, od; he is responsible; he is inter? ested in everything that tends toward the peace and security and upbuilding of the communi? ty. The example set by one man* ufaotiiror will be followed by others, It will daily become more requisite to a man's secur? ing responsible employment that he Owns His Own Homo. There is little excuse for u man not owning his own home. The great Liberty Loans have instilled into the American peo? ple lessons of thrift that will en? dure through the coming days of peace. Kverv mini can and should own his own home. There i no appeal from the man who seeks a position that treated ho lightly, by private and public, employer alike, as the appeal which comes from the man who has everything to gain and nothing to lose. The independent mini always Owns His Own Home?Build Yours Now. SURPRISE WEDDING At eight o'clock last Wednes? day morning a wedding of much interest to the community was solemnized at. the Methodist par. sponge, when Miss Ida Baker became the bride of Mr. .1. K. Body. Key. 0. W. Dean of liciated, using I he impressivoj yel simple ring ceremony. i The bride wore a beautiful bisque traveling suit with corre? sponding accessories which add? ed to her natural charm und lit triictiveuess. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Baker, of this place. For the last few years she has been employed by the Chesapeake ,V Potomac Tel? ephone Company, ami at the lime of bei resignation was chief operator of this district. Mr. Body is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. .lames K. Body and is well known in the industrial works of this part of the country. At present lie holds a highly respon? sible position, as expert machin? ist, with the Southern Railway. Mr. and Mrs. Body loft imme? diately after the ceremony for Cincinnati, Louisville and dif? ferent points in Wed Virginia. A host of friends, many of whom have known the bride and groom from childhood, congratulate and wish them much happiness. The only witnesses, to the ceremony were : Miss Virginia Baker, sister of the bride ; Miss Bertha Malmffey, Mr. and Mrs. .1. F.. Stone. Ponderosa Tomato Plants for sale. 'Phono Lindsey Horton. Tako no chance on tno future without thorough preparation Ask for booklet. Protestant Episcopal Church. Hcv. K. W. Bliss In Charge. Services as usual next Sunday : .Sunday School at 10 a. in. Morning prayer at 11. Choir practice, Friday at 7 :U0 p. in. A good many of us arc church members. A good many of ua are not; In either ease wb tako for granted that wo are intelli? gent, refined, or at least sincere in being what wo nre. Vet not ?_' per cent, of us have really won our religion for our? selves, Wc are what others have made us. None of us can plead our respectability, or our decency os virtues in the sight of God. A virtue is something which has beeil won by a person of his ,,r her own accord. De? cency ami respectability we may have inherited. We are entitl? ed to no reward for anything hm maintaining ami Keeping up appearances. We have won nothing. After all, then, a large ma? jority of people, church members ami noil-church members alike, really have no religion but that of keeping up appearances, ami very often, sad to say. there is more real courage shown by more deep siueerety witnessed in the non-church member. Sometimes, though, the latter does not feel under the obliga? tion to keep up appearances, ami so he or she can niford to he more dncere, more true to self, more honest with other-. Ah, if we, all of us, only rec? ognized the living facts of real religion we would all see imme? diately thai we were members one of another, and that, after all is said and done, the artifi? cial distinctions established by men along religious lines are not real, not vital, but superficial and fancied! A real church member is the man or woman who knows and does what is light to the best of tlieir light* who believe in 0ml and iu .lesus Chris), and makes that belief a matter of deep conviction opera I ive in life. Look some of these artificial church members in the eye. Look at some of these protended iiou-church members straight forwardly. Then you will soon learn to know the really good, the really worthless in both classes, and you may call Ood to witness that you have at last abandoned all obviously false and futile ways of judging peo? ple according lo their purely outward behavior and preten? tious. Cod is no respecter of persons, hut He knows when' you stund, MRS. CR AFI First Lady in Scott County to Buy Bond. Onto City, Va., April .'in ? The first lady lo buy a Victory Lib? erty Bond in Scott County was Mrs. J. B. Craft, wife of Rev. J. B. Craft, pastor of tbo (late City Baptist Church. The lur gest amount of bonds (en? chased, no far as reportetl, were bought by 1). C. Sloan, who hi the possessor of $10,000 in bonds. One of the most lavish anil beautiful features to come to the Annum Theatre this season is to have its premiere on today. It; is titled "Si rones of the Sea," and was inspired by Heine's "Legend of the Lorelei." One thousand persons were constant-! ly employed in tlie cast and the production took months to com-, plete. Allen Holuhar is the di? rector and Louise Lovely, Oarmel. Myers .lack Mulhall are the fea? tured players. Grace Helen Bailey is responsible for the script, scenarioized by Holubar. Tbo story concerns a baby girl washed on the shores of a strango island in the Pacific, following a terrific storm. She is discovered by Haji, an old beach comber, and adopted by Wellington Stanhope and his wife, wealthy Americans residing, for diplo? matic reasons, on the island. Grown to beautiful girlhood, she is placed by hor foster-parents in the fashionable seminary for girls located on the island and attended by students from the static. The girls don sea? weed and ukeloles in a particu? larly festive party on the beach one day, and they are sighted by til-raid Wahlron, wealthy young American, cruising in foreign water- id escape ennui, accom? panied by his friend Hartley Royce. Believing the maidens to nave . -caved froiii some en? chanted land, the young men steer their launch in their midst us they swi.ut to thcill. A strong attachment follows between Sybil, the island girl and Gerald. Iloyco, too, is deeply interested in the Young woman, which adds to the discomfiture of .Inlio, n beauti? ful and unscrupulous young stu? dent from Texas. She tolls Ger? ald oil Sybil's eighteenth hirtli thday, after she has gone to seel; the services of llaji, to tell the fortunes of her guests, that a mystery surrounds the birth of Sybil, Sybil has bcoii followed by Hartley and when -die iv ptllsos his advances she jumps over a dill' into the ocean. Gerald, going to look lor her. finds her cape, and there fol? lows a long search through an enchanted land a filial terrific struggle between Gorahl und Royce, before the young lovers depart for America on the hero's luxurious yacht.?adv. Labor Council Urges Removal Of-fiurleson. Richmond, Va , .May ?. ? lie solutions demanding the remov? al of I'ostnuiHter-tleneral Burlo Bon have beim adopted by the Central Trades and Lahor Coun? cil of Richmond, und forward eil to President Wilson. The council protests against the ad? ministration of the postal de? partment, the telephone ami telegraph linos by Mr. Burleson and asks the President to re? quire Mr. Burleson's resigna? tion at once. The increase in telephone I rates, regnrdloss of municipal [contracts a n d agreements, which was placed in operation here on May 1st, also was scor? ed. Mis .1. Proctor Brown return? ed Thurmlay from Atlanta, where she has been attending the grand opera. Monday even ing bIio attond.-d the (lalli-Curci I concert with Mrs. ?. V. Carter I and daughter, Miss Clarice Read, formerly of Morristown, now residing in Atlanta. Mrs. Brown was also entertained by Mrs. Arthur Mc.L'hesney, i form? erly of Bristol) at the Kim brouydi apartments in the West I Ehd.T? Bristol Herald Courier. It seems that our aviators are better flyers than tnlkors. When it conies to making self glory speeches at banquets, their motnrs stall. Virginia Military Institute l.uxliiKton, Vlritlnla .I ?( ..-in.,.. ,i Ihcli mi.: M? i. Ihr Ml. ..i iiiai Junt, will .l'i?.iiii s I'A I ICAUKTS I- liil ?stand?? li| the ""I, l?l. J I iSiti.( Jiiii, *c. ?jlli. I':1'1 s. ii..... 1 -..I Ol.in. l.Mh, nn l..rin. C..il "ill l-u ..."i w?>i " .pirsl. jo-aj E. W. NICHOLS. Supt. TOV/N ORDINANCE An Ordinance Regulating Automobile Tralllc: Ho It ordained by the Town Council of Big Stuiiu Gap, thai tlio drivors of all au tmnohlle*, self propelling tars and trucks of all kinds, wagons and rebteles of all kinds must go to,the right of the truffle post set in the middle of the streut at the intersection of Wood Avenue and Kasl riflh street. Any one. violating this ordinance shull he lined not less tlian one nor more than twenty dollars for each ollense. An Ordinance to Prevent Trespassing on Public School Property: I Do It ordained by the Council of Big Stone Cap that it shal! be unlawful for , any porsou to enter upon or trespass j upon the Public Sohool property or I cuter the Public School buildings at any time except school hours ! without the permission of the principal of schools or tho school board, i Auy ouo violating this ordinance shall tie fined not less than one dollar nor more . ihsu fifty dollars for each olfense.