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The Big Stone Gap Post.
VOL. XXVII, BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA.,~ WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 1919." No. 22 Young Men's Club Discusses Good Roads AI Hu- regular weekly uicct jng n| (he Voting Mon's Ulhb, l?,|,| ivilli I'"' Mineral Motor Company ?" '," displnj' room, Frida) evening at 8:30 last week tli.- discussion of good roads "a- most generally in eyi ileiire. Build Now. The ineeiing opened with Mr. W. II. Wren in tin1 chair. Af |er ilio reading of tin- minutes which wi if adopted as road, ami lite report of tin; treasurer, Mr. M. K. Oclkiii requested the sec? retary i" road a letter frnhi tin? Stun- Lumber Company in an? swer I" a communication from .Mi. i ietkin with regard to the prospects of the'building Bitiiti linti changing or improving. The geiu'i'iil impression created by tin- letter was that, Inking ev? erything into consideration, tin; |jfill' to hitihl was now, and that th,,-, v I.spectcd to build tit all lind heller begin pretty soon or it would he too Into to get any material whatever at a reason? able price. The letter goes on In s:iv "Taking the condition of tin. United States, the demand that is: hmind to come from Eu? rope, und the over-iiicreasihg scarcity ahd high price of st unip age, together with the increased freighl rates, increased labor and every I hi ng along the lino increas? ed, u.. feel absolutely sure that the man who waits for lower prices will in till probability spend In- d iys in his old house." Good Roads. V re] m t from Mr.i'. E. Biirch lield spoke of the extremely eii Ijuisirt lie meeting in Appalachiu TlhirsiUiy evening last, under the ttibpices of the Appalnchiu Ittisi .;- Club which Tans been orgah izetl t.' promote the building of gool roads throughout the coun? ty, I.i:t especially a road over tin- mountain to Lynch, Ken? tucky. Dr. U. \V. Holly, Mr. S. 8. hri?,k-and Prof. II. L. Sulfridge being present from Appalachin Ihore was considerable lull; of the rund to Kentucky and a cumihitl.if live was appointed, ??iuris!ing of Messrs, It. 15. Also wr, II. K. Pox, I). 15. Snyres, ?h VV, fJImlkley, ami General ?. A. Avers In co-operate with the club at Appalachiu in oh laining all the. data with regard to ftiid lielp to engineer this road. School Report. Mr. Durchfielt) reported a UlOSl pleasant anil satisfactory meeting with the School Board fl which their plans wore care? ful!) outlined and discussed. Dr. -I. W. Kelly then stated I? the meeting the Tacts of the rase a- they stood, and that a substantial advance had been made over Inst year. The sit? uation seemed to be a consider? able improvement over last year "I'd all present felt lite best had been done thai could he done at Iho present time. In closing, the ineeiing heard i lotter rend hy Mr. J. M. Good loe with regard to the govern? ment appropriation for the state "t \ irginia to improve her road Ways und create new ones Mr. cil>"dloe then dwelt upon the needs of the state and, in espe e"?'i of our county for good roads, saying that now was the time to get those roads built. He sin ted the immediate heed for calling an extra session of the legislature of the state, and the secretary was urged to, in writ? ing, endorse the .-ailing of this extra session and also Mr. Good loo's ellorts in I he past as in the present towards promoting g.)(11l roads in this state, and to subjoin the names of every member of the club as being in favor of the extra session which endorsement is to he sent onto the committee of the legislature. The meeting adjourned at In j20. Community League Notes. The League held its moiithlv meeting Monday, May 12th at I o'clock in the school building. Mrs. Irvine called the i.ting to order. The minutes of the previous meeting were read ami approved. The year's report of the standing committee-: vvns then given by each individual chairman. Mrs. .1. W. Ohalklcy was appointed chairman of the Health ami .Sanitation Committee Mr-. F. I'!, (ioodloe. resigning. The time id' monthly meeting was discussed ami the first Fri? day of every month voted for. Then followed the election of officers for the ensuing year, which are as follows. President, Mr-. I). It. Sayers. 1 -o vice-president, Mrs. it. T. Irvine. 2nd vice-president j Mis- Van ?! order. Uecorditig .secretary ? Mrs. 1'ioetor Brown. Treasurer?Mrs. Owens. Mrs. Ralph Tagg?rt was ap? pointed chairman of membership committee; Prof. Easley pre? sented to ns the following re-o. lilt ion : Resolved?That we the pa rents of llig Stone tiap school children, recognizing the inade ([iiency of the salaries paid pltr teachers, and earnestly desiring our presonl standard of efficiency at least, he maintained, most urgently recommended to tile town council (he increase of 20 per cent, the current appropria? tion for teachers' salaries for l iiJ.1)-1?20. This rcsloution was favorably voted upon, and a committee ap? pointed to visit the town coun? cil at their next meeting, joint? ly with a committee from the Young Men's Club. This com? mittee consists of Mrs. .1. I.. M> C'ormick, Mrs. Atsovcr ami Mrs. j K. K. lioodloe. Camp Fire Girls go to Clinch - port. i A number id' the Camp Fire 'Girls chajieroneil by their guar? dian. .Mis- Edna Catron, went over to Cliiichport last Friday aftemnoil, where they gave the play, "The old Maid's Conven? tion," in the school building at Cliiichport Friday night for the benefit of the Camp Fire Chili. After spending the night at the residence of Mr. 0. Pride more, the girls horded the train Saturday morning for the Natur? al Tunnel, where they spent the day picnieing. They cooked their breakfast and lunch over camp fires from the provisions which they carried from home. They returned to their homes Saturday night, a tired but hap? py set of girls. Those in the parly were : Misses Edna Catron, Juauita Taylor, Louise Cox, Mae Slemp, Georgia Beaton, Bonns Catron, Ruby Jenkins, Helen Carico, linth Barron, Lucilc am! Irene Draper, Clara Dowell, Polly Kel? ly ami Nora Vouell. T. H. Pugh and L. B. How? ard were in Norton and Wiso last Friday on business. While in Nortou Mr. Pugh handed his resignation to Thomus Andrews and Company to take effect in thirty days from that date. He has uccoplod a position with the Mineral Motor Company, of Big Stone Gap. ? Appahichia Progressive. Electric Mail The business of the country in now seriously hampered by an utterly inadequate postofHco Bervice, hot due to lack of ef? ficiency, but to demands willl which even increased equip ment und efficiency could not keep up. A similar condition in Kurland required three years to Kel order out of chaos. A new postofHco service is now available which, if adopt? ed by the authorities,will large? ly relieve this condition. It is the Electric Mail. This service handles the letter or card at both ends by the postofHco just as letters and cards are handled now, but tin.ntentsure trans? mitted by wire between termi? nal postollices, Tin' Electric 'Mojl is the lust word in postof lice service, as practical)} all other means of transmission but the wire urn now in use. The Electric .Mail will use the Telepost system of Automatic Uapid Telegraphy. This new service is possible because of the generul ettlciency and espe? cially the word carryingcnpacil ?? of the Telepost System -l,Oi)0 words per minute on one wire. How it Works. Write u letter, put it in nu envelope. Beat it, write ."Kloo trie Mail" on the outside und atlix 26c in postage stamps for the Iii st 50 words or less, with 5c for each additional 10 words or less. (let tbe letter lo the postollico just as you would any other letter, USilig the rural delivery mail box, the street corner box, or th.ail chute in your build. illg. If you save time, send it directly to the postoftico. In the postollico the stamps are cancelled, the contents of the letter wired t<> the distant city, there typewritten, put inj an envelope. Bottled, properly I addressed and delivered by car? rier or put in postoftico box or geh?rnt delivery, as any other letter. If lo words will servo your need write In words on a card, and attach in cents in postage stamps all else same as for letter. lo cents additional SeCltroH special delivery for either leitet or card. This sei vice will m.-nii that you and your correspondent, hundreds orevon thousands ol miles apart, can exchange SI or 4 or more let ters it cards during the business hours of a single day, as train time between cities, bugging, huulingj etc., uro all eliminated. Postolfice Savings. If adopted the Electric Mail, while lidding to postollico rev? enues, will lessen poBtoflice woik, as it will do away with the trouble and expense of put? ting mail into bags ami taking it out of bags, hauling bags be tween the postollices and rail? road, and the cost of transpor tution. Also carrier service at one or both ends will be saved, as a large proportion of the let? ters will be sent directly to the postoftlce and many at the re coiving end placed in postollico boxes or in general delivery; Telepost Proposition. The Telepost is ready to han? dle the wire service of the Klee trio Mail ua above outlined. The Telepost will pay the usual rental for wire and space to he provided by the postoflicc. The postollico will retain - All fees paid for special deliv? ery, ;i cents for each letter, ami 2 cents for each card, turning overy the balance to the Tele? post. The Electric Mail Means. For the Postolfice: Ease and nominal expense of I introduction, less labor for em j ploy es, no change in presontl pOHloflice methods, no new I methods to be learned, Bamol fees as now received for first class mail, but fur less work, increased revenues: (u) Savings on present tlrst class mail transferred to Elec? tric Mail; (b) Keceipta from new busi-l neas that will bo created by this; service. For (he Public: A new service almost as! speedy ae u telegram, costing' but little innre IhUn n special' delivery letter; giving cnnve nience, speed, low coat atid gen? eral ellloiency. Example: ?O-word telegram, New York to Chicago, i>2.0Q; >'0 words by Electric Mall, New York to Chicago, "J'> ecus. If the Electric Mail Borvice nppoitlR tu you uh I'esirable, write to your Congressmen urg iag its adoption. Y. W. C. A. Holds Enthusiast? ic Meeting. The regular weekly meeting of the Y. NY. < I. A. oil Friday evening last was u must interest? ing and enthusiastic one, in spite of the dilllculty encountered in getting the stercopticon views proporly foetissed upon the screen. After the pictutes, which were illustrative of the work of the Hod fioss in the devastated countries of Europe, the inter? est ol the evening turned upon a discussion as to the best place in which to meet, since it had been decided, on a vote, to give up the rooms in the Polly build? ing, owing to I ho renovations which will soon be tinder way in that building'. It was decided that for the present at any rale the V. \V. would meet, after next Friday, on I he si,lt. porch of the Tour aihe which, thanks to the gener? osity of one of its member, Miss lloltoti. they would have free of rental and which it is expected will In- far more accessible as well as comfortable and Conve? nient than the present tpiartors. Before the close of the meet? ing Miss Maty Fritysbr gave a ni'osl interesting talk on the pos? sibilities of the members of the Y. W. conducting social work in the mining camps in the form of a Girls' Club which would enlist the services of two niciubcrs,one night a wool; in leading the ( young girls of thC camps in gatin-s and recreational activities, .Alis- Friiyscr then demonstrated hoi point by playing several most hilarious games with the members present/, and tin- moot? ing closed to moot in-xt Friday evening to have a "tacky party," Mothers Club Invests in War Savings Stamps. Mothers throughout the fifth Federal Reserve District are advised to think in interest hv the Federation of Mothers' (Hubs of Virginia. The sugges? tion has been made that all or gunizatione of mothers which have invented in Liberty Bonds to convert the coupons, when duo, directly into Thrift Stamps and War Savings Stamps. The Federation of Mot bars' (.Tubs of Virginia, which holds a h?ll) bei of bonds, ban directed its treasurer to invent the coupons in Thrift and War Savings Stamps as they become payable. The Federation has sixteen di visions and each is being Urged to take similar action, anil, be. cause the plan appeals to the Fed a ratio ii as good business, it is advising all other organiza? tions of mothers in the district those that hold Liberty Bouds ?tu make their interest cou? pons earn more interest, by re? investing them in Wur-Sayings Stamps, Those iu charge of the War Savings movement view the mothers of the United States is constituting oui) of thu most potent factors for thrift. The mother, it is urged, is able to inculcate in the child the Idea of systematic saving and can accomplish results diflicult of attainment by others. The for? mal action of the Federation of .Mothers' IMubs of Virginia is therefore very gratifying, for it not only lends endorsement to the savings movement but gives it substantial assistance, particularly as many of the women tire expected to do as individuals what they voted to do as Federation members. University of Virginia Head of Public School System i f Virginia Department ilcprrseiiteil t 'ollego.Oradc*te,L*w^Medioioe Hushing Loan funds available U>,deserving llu-j ?luhtn. $10 covers all cost* tu Virginia ' atildenta in the Academic Departments j Sefitl for catalogue. Howard Wlntton, Registrar, University, Va. Protestant Episcopal Church. Kcv. K. \V. Ultat In Charge. Sunday school at in :0t). Holy Communion at 11 :00, Rev. K. A. Rich olliciating. ?'Ho ascended into Heaven." This is what you and 1 be? lieve. As to the form of this ascension wo have no exact and certain knowledge other than the symbolical language of the New Testament furnishes us. Rut let us not bicker over tIn? form of the ascension, for it is the spirit and teaching of all glich Statements of fact that it is essential to grasp first. Wo must remain content, its we do every day of our lives, with the knowledge in our own limited experience of natural phenome? na. The leaching of this phase of the Christian life is this, most of us will agree. The exit from this life i> one of dissolution of the ho lily stale. Jesus' departure partook of this dissolution but in a way which was intended to point out to us that death in bodily, fleshly guise is only a step, a stage ill the progress of the human soul. He left us in a manner which le.nl- us all to hope and believe that there is mote in store for 0- than mere bodily disolllttioii. Otherwise what is the hope of life".' Is it merely to eat. drink .nid be merry; to accumulate goods : to improve social and other conditions; and then to leave everything to rot and de? cay : to make and unmake char? acter with no hope thai character will see even better .lav- and find its fiiltilment in a better, a more well ordered, a more cer? tain state of being than flesh ami blood knows of? ' No, the hope of life, of living is more than mere meat and drink, more than mere die-sing and undressing day and night, more than mere planning and plotting and scheming to get the better of our neighbor in a deal, the hope of life which leads li? on and on and up, and ever near? er to the kingdom, or better, democracy of heaven, i- the hope thai all our efforts upon this earth for good will liiitl fruit i tiou some dav, some how, in closer contact, in nobler, innre Uplifting, more purify ing know l? edge of (iod. 'I'he Ascension of the Christ tenches us that this our hope is not in vain, and thai we mii-t wait, yes, and work now and in? stantly', on the watch all the time, for and toward the attain? ment of and preparation for the Day, that day of all days in which he shall come again to judge the world. We must he common-sense, we must be ra? tional and we must be patient with our present ignorance as to how those things ure coining about, hut we must live in hope and not live in Rcoril or unbe? lief of what we do not know liv? er through our actual sensory ex? perience. This is a vision of hope. Where there is no vision the people perish._ Elect Good Officials. i )ii Juno Huh Rig Stone Oap will elect town officials consist? ing of a mayor, sergeant, treas? urer and six council men, for the government of the town's a (fairs lot the next two years, and it is necessary, for the good of the town that the very best men available be elected to these po? sitions. It is very important that a good council be elected ami we understand that up to the present only two men have announced their intentions of running, vi/.: W..I. Rodgors and Win. Noel. I'he candidates for mayor are : W. .1. llorsley, the present incumbent; W. 'I'. Hud gens and Capt. Henry Taylor. For sergeant, .Marshal Reicher, Charles Mahan and 1*. M. Reasor, and for treasurer, P. II. Ken? nedy and W. R. Btinti. Virginia Military Instituto Loxin? ton. Vlrttlnln The board ?f ?Idlart,at Ikali Ai.uu.il M<.'..(,,? .he 1Mb of MM June, ..ill .ip)..1111 STATS CAURTS I? till vacaadM in the ,.,.!. i.J, ;u., ?Sth, nth, jMh, oih, ii.th Senatorial DiMrktt in.) four m AI i.Altiil.. ThtM appnlnlm? ii tarn fr?a hoard and tuition. ., i .. itl.in, ?S..uia Im j.1.1" s.e.1 lo ihr na '.<? lo^ne.l M ,.r before lime loth, on forms tbll mil l.e MM ul-.n lequr.t M E. W. NICHOLS, iii.pt. GOVERNOR WILL NOT CALL SPECIAL SESSION Hon. S. L. Luptoo, chairman, Executive Committeo, Virgin ui (lood Roads' Association^ Richmond, Virginia. Dear Sir:? 1 have received the resolu? tion adopted by the Executive Committeo of lue Virginia Good Roads Association urging Unit I call a special sessiou of tho General Assembly of Virginia "to consider making adequate provisions lo moot a part of the Koderul aid for road construc? tion now available and to ho made available during the year l'.cj?." After careful consideration I have concluded not to call the (ienor.il Assembly in extraord? inary session. It is proper for mo to way. hoyvever, that should the members of the Legislature differ from me in the conclusion at which I have arrived that such extraordinary session is not necessary to tho public wel? fare! UllU shall, in the exercise of their constitutional authori? ty, convene the General Assem? bly in extra suasion, I shall cheerfully and earnestly CO oporato w tth them. Yours very truly , I Signed i W r.s i MoicKI.A.sn D.v \ I", Governor, Delightful Dance at Stonega. The boys of Stonega gave nib other on,-of their delightful hill formal dances in the dance hall at Stohega last Thursday even? ing from night-thirty to two o'clock a. tn. Wutkins .lazj! Orchestrti, of Blucliulil, W Va., furnished splendid music for the dancing all during the evening with I he exception of one intermission at twelve o'clock when delicious sandwiches and hoi codec were served. A large crowd attended Ibis enjoyable lill'ilir from the Slir rouuding towns of Rpdii, Osaka, Appiilacliia, Norton, Black wood, Dim bar, Ionian, Kcnkeo and Big Stone <lap. Those from liig Stone Gap who motored up to the dance were: Misses Janet Bailey, Doris Warner, Adelaide L'ettit, Bulb Prescolt, Margaret und Christine Miller, Mrs. K. W. Lewis. I Messrs. W. r. Shuiik, Hob Christian, T. I. Can troll, Curtis Bobbins, .lame- Bellamy, Byron Rhoads, Ernest Heining, (luv Patrick, Kreil Smith, Major I W. A. Stuart and Lieut. George Uhoads. Deputies Wounded in Moon? shine Raid. Norton, Va., May 2!J.? Depu? ty Collectors B. W. Gardner ami II. O. Stull/., members of a raid? ing parly, were wounded acut here today when mome-lnncrs !tired upon tin- revenue ollicers from umbush. Their lire was returned, hut it is not known whether any of the nioonshliters, who tied were hit. Gardner and Stull/, will recover. Dr. R. O. Bray has bought a controlling interest in the liner. I moot Drug Company and has been made presiilont and gen oral manager of the concern. With the exception of eight months spent in the army, Dr. Bray has been connected with this drug company since 1917, 'ami by hard work and close np> plication to business be has established a good and growing business. We. predict for him much success in his line of bus. loess. He is a young man of ability and energy and desurvta success. ? Appalachia Progres? sive. j At a recent meeting of the Norton Athletic Association, C. FI. Dickey, of the Old Do? minion Power Company, was elected president, and already tho organization is astir with new life. Plans are being work? ed out for a gigantic fourth of July celebration, anil Mr. Dick oy is now in Cincinuatti and other points for the purpose of aeuriug tho greatest attractions I that can possibly bo had, and I interest in thu coming event is j mounting higher. ? Norton Coal 1 Hold Progress.