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The Big Stone Gap Post
SvauTxxvii, l!?S2SIJ^-^^?-yNTY' VA- WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6. 1919. No. 32 tatewide First Aid Contest Held at Norton Satuaday, July 26th. Under Auspices of the U. S. Bureau of Mines and the Virginia Coal Ope? rators Association. The folio whip; is a Hat of teems entered showing the con instants, also winning teams of each event, together with prizes awarded: Team No. 1.?Dante, plant of the Cllnchftelil Coal Corporation.? Albert ("?lion, captain; l.acy Duncan, Gco. Al? lel, H. C. Johnson, A. II. Sexton, Karl Wright. team No. 2.?Hoda plant of the stonega Gtka -V Coal Company?II. II. Qulllon, tsptatn; Kd Hendrickson, It. II. Jenkins, W. K. Walker, 0. W. Well?, C. \V. MUau. ream So. 8.?Osaka plant of the Stonega Coke* Coal Company.?.lames lull, captain; Dave Kalin, G, W. John i.M.i \\ Hnss, Uco. Hilton, Irvio Wil? hams. Team No. l.?Norton Coal Company. ~Q, ii. Walters,captain;ClaroneoSlow lit, K?mest NucholS, Walter Cress, S t;, fayli ;, t irl Mutssgcsyk. Team No. .'>.?Stonega plant of the Stoucga Coke & Coal Company.?J. A Calbhan, captain; Sam David, A. S. lYiiniugton.K. A. Callahan,Alex Kncuse, P. O. Cress. learn No. D.?-Sutherland plant of the Wise Coal .V Coke Company- Kmory Gardner, captain; John Coohran, Alex Amburgcy, .Ihn Owen?, Sam Lmisford, Ju. Stldhatn. Team No. 7.-Clover Kork plant or the stonega Coke ,v. t eal Company.? J.C. Klanary, captain; It. c. Clcus, S. Cloud, .1 I'. Kennedy, Klbcrt Hush, W. fi, Klanary. Team No. s.?Glamorgan plant of the Stanegap Colliery Company,?John O. Slurgltl, captain; J. E. Williams, Sam i'rlai Cat Sturgill, 8. B. Friar, Henry Kt). Team No. 0, -Wilder plant of the L'llnchficld Coal Corporation. ? W. K. Wolfe, captain. John A. Hotix. K. J. Cutle, A. H. Suthorlaml, John Kaanlk, M T. Delabar. Team No. 10.?Kcokee |dant of Hie Stonega Coke &, Coal Company .?J. H. Deuulioiii captain; Will ICilgcre, G. II, Moiit, .loo Bailey, Ike Smith, Hoben Marry. Team No, 11.?Cranes Neat plant of the i llocbfleld Coal Corporation.?Walter K. I'lokerlug, captain; T. W. Romans,.!.W. Coohran, It. K. CnlbcrUon, W. I). Chandler, Jiut. Burke. Team No. Hi. ? Arno plant of (lie Stonega Coke & Coal Company. Uentbii Gibson, eaplain; lt. C. Ward, .lesicu Montgomery, W. P. Gamblll, W. M. Ilerry, Walter Cain. Team No. 1:1.?Dorchester plant of the Wise foal & Coke Company,?J. C. Whltson, captain; 11 I). Heed, J. II. Ileutloy, d, W. Itenfro, 0. V. Kawbush, Bill Mc.Murry. Team Xo. 14.? Paruee plant ol" the lllaekwood Coal & Coal Co.? O. L. Heed, captain; J, J. Klllott, J. E. llubbs, I). K. Elliott. M. C. Ilateman, C. G. Uriudatoff. Team No. 16.?Kxetor plant of the Stonega Coke Ss Coal Company.?lohn McDouaugh, captain, Jaa. Urillin, Win. II. McDouaugh, A. r. Parker, M. C. Browu, It. S. Pierce. One Jim, Kvent: Score Team No. 1.04 per eeut. .? a.oo " " "a.....u-i " " " ". .oo " " a.too " ?? '" 0......_75 " " 7 .U3 " " 8.88 " " " " 0......93 .10.100 ?' 11.08 .' 12....97 " 18.93 " "14.100 " " 13.81 H iuuers: Team No. G, Stonega plant, first prize, 1 I'ahn Heaoh suit, donated by Kuller Hros., Norton, V?. 1 auto safety razor donated by Ulueficld Hardware Compa? ny, ISlucfleld, W. Va. Team N'o. 10, Keekco plant, second prize, 1 repeating ritle, donated by Whit? ney.Kemmcrer Co., Norton, Va. Team No. 14, I'ardee plant, third pri/.e, minor's oomplete outfit, donated by Hercules Powder Compauy. Team No. 9,WiIder plant, fourth prize, Sweet milk and butter milk for auje. Call on Mrs. C. C. C'ochran. 31-3 1 electrlo fail, donated by Superior-Supply j Oompauy. liluefield, W. Va. Two Man Event: Score Team No. 1.an percent. " " " 3.100 - "8.04 "4.153 ' " '? 3..?8 ".? .?...03 "" ' " "7 .100 ' " " 8.?2 " ' " "0 .100 '? 10.08 '* " "H. .100 .12.98 " ! " " 18.98 ' " .U. ,8? " "15.9S " Winners: Team No. 2, Iloda plaut, first prize, Pi pounds coffee, donated by Norton Uro eery Company, Norton, Va. Team No. 7. Clover Fork plant, second prize. 1 barrel Roar, douatcd by Thomas, Andrews & Company, Norton, Va. Team No. D, Wilder plant, third prize, IK pounds coflee,donated by Norton Gro? cery Company, Norton, Va Team No. 11, Crauo'l Nest, fourth prlzo, 1 barrel Hour, donated by Thomas. Andrews it Company, Norton, Va. All the above winners tied on the score making 100 per cent, prizes decided by draw. Three Mau Kreut. I Score Team Eo. I ft! per cent. " " '? 3.100 " .0.100 "10.:..92 " ' '? "11 .94 " "12.100 " "18.08 " "14.U .80 " ' '? "|r,.00 [ Winners: Team No. it, Sutherland, first prU< pair shoes, donated by Cohen's Dopart lnont More. 1 Kodak, donated by I.yrle Theatre. 1 safely razor, donated by thn Nmton Pharmacy. Team No. 8, Osaka, second prize, 1 rocking chair, donated by Ford Furnl lure Company, 1 socking chair, donated by Hurt' Furniture Company. 1 ele trio toaster, donated by J. A. llunn Klee-1 trie 1 rompouy. Note:?The two above teams, also Ar j no, Itoda, Wilder ami Stouega made an average of KW per cent. Frizes were drawn for. Full Team Events ?Two Problems. Average Score Team No. 1.901 percent. " " ?* " a 98 " " " " " a w\ " " " 4 98 " " .? 100 " " " 0 93 " .' "8 Bilk " .i .. " 0 97 ? ? " " ?' 10 01J " ., .. .. ii u7j ?? . 12 99 " " " " " 13 98 ?? " " 14 90 '? '? " '? IS 10(1 " I Winners: Teams No. :> and l.r>, Stouega and Ex? ter tied for State Cuamploiiahip and will hold jointly championship cup ottered by the Virginia Coal Operators' Association. Team No, 10, Exeter plant received j first prize by draw, $30.00 in gold, ilonat |ed by First National Bank, Norton, Va. j I) premium hams donated by Swift A- Co. j III star hams donated by Armour & Co. Team No. ft, Slonoga plant, second ! prize, jliO.OO in gold donated by the First National It ml;, of Appalachia. H carbide lamps donated by Wise Hardware Co., Norton, Va. Team No. 12, Arno plant., third prize, Guoriman Manufacturing Company, an? nual pilze cup. $H0.0O certificate of de? posit by National National Back, of Nor? ton, and General Electric Company. Team No, 2, Koda plant, fourth prize, 2 eleolrio faus, donated by Queer. City Supply Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1 electric fun, donated by the Electric Transmission Company of Virginia. :i electric mine lumps, donated by Old Do minion Powor Company, Norton, Va. - Team No. 18, Dorohester plant, fifth prizo, 2 carbide lanterns, donated by the Sterling Hardware Company, Dluclield, IW. Va. 3 flashlights donated by the Electric Transmission Company of Vir? ginia. 2 rtnsbligbts donated by Wood Hardware Company, Norton, Va. f Team No. 4, Norton Coal Company, sixth prize, i! boxes cigars, donated by Virginia Wholesale Company, Appala chia, Va. Team No. 11, -Crane's Nest, seventh prize, 6 combination dinner palls, donat? ed by Norton Electrlo S Supply Co. Team No. 0, Wilder plant, eighth prize, C annual subscriptions to the Coal? field Progress. Team No. 8, Glamorgan plant, ninth prize, 0 annual- subscriptions to Craw? ford's Weekly, donated by Crawford's Weekly. Note.?Teams No. 2, Roda, No. 13 Dorchester, ?nd No. I, Norton Coil Co.. tied for fourth prize, each making an av- | crago of MS percent., prizo being drawn for. Team No. fi, Stoucga pb.nl. was awarded the special prize of K>O,00 in gold, donated hy the Atlas Powder Co., and du Pont Powder Co., for the highest average of all events, making ? lolal of 09 3-S per cent. It Pays to Advertise Especially if the Advertise? ment is Placed in the Big Stone Gap Post. Mr. H. M. Henkel, former mnnngor of the Monte Vista Vista Hotel nt this place, who has hint frequent occasion to use the columns of this paper for various purposes, before loaving Bip Stone Clap, wrote us tho following lettei: Dear Sirs:?1 have placed a number of advertisements in your Big Stone Gap Post and I consider it a splendid medium. I advertised two bicycles for salo yesterday und disposed of theni both today, and your ad? vertisements have always work? ed about as well. Yours truly, H. M. Henkkl. July 30. NOTICE! This is to certify that by Mu? tual Consent the firm of Fox <& I'eck has beou disolved. The business heretofore conducted by the lirni will be continued in tho name of II. K. Fox, who has assumed all' liabilities of the tlrm and will collect nil ac? counts due to tho linn. 32-33 H. B. Fox, \V. K. Peck. With Bolshevism stalking at our tloor, tho horrors of wur seem to he equalod only by tho perils of peace. Imboden Soldier Is Cited By Pershing. WiiHhingtou, D. C, July 26.? j General Perahiug -in a cable] dispatch released by tin- YV.tr] Department oites a Southwest Virginian for bravery us fol? lows: "Corporal Grant Kennedy, Company (J. Fourth Infantry, for extraordinary heroism in action nnur Cunel, France, Oct. 13, lSUS. When his plntonn commander was wounded ho reorgnui/.od the platoon, while under severe fire, placing his men so as best to ropultiu the enemy's counter attack. Ho inspired his men by his person? al bravery. Wouutlod anil sunt to a hospital ho roturued to the front lines after n week's treat? ment, being severely wounded while loading his- men in an attack, tits home address is Jep Kennedy, father, Imboden, Virgiuia, Corporal Kennedy returned to tho United Slates before presentation could be made. Aftern year of Federal control, the telephone property which makes up the Hell Telephone System is returned to its owners by the United Stales Government. While the properly has been properly maintained it is not the same property which the Government took over on August i. 1918. It is not as adequate for its job or as well-manned as it was; that it is riot is in no way the fault of Federal control, which was eminently fair. It is due to causes for which neither the Government nor the Company are to blame. A year ago today we were at war. Labor anil material needed for both telephone operation and construction were turned to military uses. Some materials were so vital to the carrying on of the war that even the work of providing telephone facilities for the Government was retarded and no part of them could be spared for commercial telephone purposes. No less vital was the Government's need for those skilled to create, main? tain and operate the vast intercommunication system necessary in modern warfare and in the conduct of the vastly increased Government services, Thousands of telephone men were already at the battle front. Thous? ands more were under arms and still telephone experts and skilled operators went into the service of the Government and its tributary industries by the tens of thousands. The reserve of plant and equipment was drawn upon until it was entirely used up and the experienced stall was gradually depleted. To find others to take the places of those who had gone was difficult. To train them takes time. Durin? the year came victory and the armistice; and instantly the busi? ness world sprang into intense activity. The demand for telephone service passed all former records. To replace the exhausted reserve which had been carried for just such purposes and to replace the skilled forces to meet this un? precedented emergency there began a rush for construction, for readjustment, for high pressure repairs, for feverish extensions. All these must be continued with increasing effort. The return of the property comes in the very midst of tin's race between an overpowering demand and an upbuilding of a .system whose growth was held back and whose forces were stunted by the vital needs of war. Much progress has been made in the upbuilding of this system but far more is still required to meet the swift growth of business; and also to give "first aid'' to every other business or every other service struggling against an unprecedented demand. Prosperity which creates this emergency in service creates also a scarcity of those desiring employment in the service. Under such conditions tele? phone service generally has not been and could not be up -to the pre-war standard. It is beyond human power to immediately overcome the handicap which the situation imposes. There are no people in any public or private endeavor who are working more tirelessly or strenuously for the common good than those of the telephone company. Service has always been given. More of it must be given and it must be improved. That improvement in some cases will take months. Eventually service must win the race with demand. Potomac OF VIRGINIA Base Ball Norton vs. Big Stone Gap. Big Stone Gup was defeated Saturday afternoon by Norton in ono of the most ragged ami loosely played games seen on the local diamond this season, the Bcore being 10 to 4. Tho gamu8tarted oil' with both sides being retired iu order and Kel? ly was pitching the best gamo of his cureor, Norton being un? able to find him at all. Big Stone Gap broke tho scoreless spoil in the third when Stenn? singled to left and scored on a wild pitch. Kelly fanned but Tolly hit to right Held and was forced at second on Flee nor's grounder. Fleonor stole second. Potter singled to cen? ter scoring Fleonor. Baker ended it by hitliug a liner to Fleming. Norton made four scores in their half of the fourth with one hit u-id a bunch of error? contributed by the locul team. Kelly had to strike out two raon before the side could be retain? ed. They continued scoring throughout the game at will, most of their scored being made, after two men h id been retired. Long files to tho Held were fumbled frequently with inou on bases ami Norton had little trouble pushing the score up to ten. Kelly never allowed Norton a hit until the fourth inning after he was hit on tho arm by a pitched ball. At that lie con? tinued striking them out Until a total of thirteen was reached, lie kept Norton's six hits well scattered, ("raft began to show improvement in the latter part of the game and tho Gap boys found him hard to hit. lie struck out nine men. Anderson, second baseman for Norton spiked himself very badly iu the sixth inning ami had to retire from the game. He was repined by HonBley. NoUTON \lt It II I'D A K ' Polly, h? . 6 1 0 2 2 I irtUriatt.pl l l t *i n 1 et?, :tl> .it l ?.' 1 I ? /.. rf I il I 0 ii 0 Perkins, If '.ill n n Amleraou,2u 3 l o ti ij l Pletulng, lb .. ... ?'. 1 I it n o Turner, o 0 - 0 n u s ? raft. p. . . I 10 0, 3 1 llenaley, .'i> ?-' i 0 I 2 n Total 110 111 U 27 0 7 STUNK QAP All H II I'D A K .er, no ti o o Klee'nor, 3b I I no I n Putter, ss II 2 2 1 2 Dakar, lib 8 0 o 2 2 I Plekicl. e It I 111 i I n I Smith, rf and ll> 1 ii 9 U ii I Jones. Iii nid rf 4 0 18 14 Slemp, if a ,1 I ii ii 1 idly, p . It ii 0 0 it I I Peltlt, If . 2 0 ii 1 ti 1 Total .11 4 S 27 II It i inplrea Mel '..le.cn and Miller. Ilaae on balls ntt Kelly, 2. Craft, I. situ, k out liy Kelly, 111, Craft. 0. Double playa?AiidorooR to Polly In laming Innings I 3 8 I 5 0 ,80 It II K I Norton , ..u u 0 I 0 :l 2 I () In ii 7 Klff Stone Cap n 0"2 1 I 0000 I 8 II Nine Moonshine Stills De? stroyed. Winchester, Ky., July 30.? Nine large capacity moonshine stills and two of smaller capa? city have just been destroyed in a raid that covered almost two days in the Pound river land Cumberland Mountains sections east of here iu Wise county, Va., adjacent to tho Keulucky State line. It is said that thousands of gallons of whiskey, bear, etc , were cap lured and confiscated. For miles the product ran along tho stroams that roach into the mountains. There were about sixteen arrests, it is.said, of al? leged mooiishiuurn. All uru be? ing held to tkWtt.lt trial., it is I -.ii I Ibis is the most important inooiibhii.e raid ever made iu the mountains of either State?? Kentucky or Virginia. Gue still was located immedi? ately on the Virginia border?a few paces from the Kentucky lino. The operators tied im? mediately in advance and es? caped into the deep forests of Kentucky side. Marshal Jones, of Virginia, led the raid. Tho oflioers wont prepared for any emergency?woll armed with guns and munitions. In Chicago, tho other day, a murderer mude the proud boast that hu would never stay iu jail. Ho didn't. He way hung.