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The Big Stone Gap Post.
Elxxvii. BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA.. WEDNESDAY. SEF^TWBEr^i^9T97 No. 37 iKeeting of the ^?Young Men's *| Club , , vi Hu' regular meeting of Hie v ??,_, Mph's Oliib In-Ill in Hie * ?11 liiill Insl Friday "iglil sov " -j| interesting rop?rts wen' ^ ude i,v chairman "I the tlill'er '; ,(committees. lien: 1!. A. Ay'ers, chairman I1. fHio publicity comniittooj sub - ,j||e(| for approvnl by the cliib, } sliurl '"it jioiiitorl atlvortise aenl given t ho advantages ami sources Big Stone Uap oliors t" mlii-trios that desire In Iticatc ;| iere, !?> inserted in several titling trade journals ami mug 11 lino-. It was also decided Hull gnpn inquiries from these ddvor liicmctits to mail "descriptive !'i.itt--i giving complete details to l),e parlies interested. IThe next subject taken up for luCUSSioil was lite proposed pike r...ul through tlu? wild cat coun? try to iVuflteM which has been jit.oi much attention by the dub recently, lt. B. Alsovor, chairiimh Of the committee ap pointed to look up the prospects i tlii- iiighway, was absent, and W. II. Wren read a letter writ Ion by Mr. AWover,'explaining Iho reason why his committee IimI been inactive was on account f another route being planned just now, which appeared to be mure practical. II is the route leading to Scott county by way I Minion's store, crossing Pow? ell's .Mountain at Maple (Jap, ' the distance to Onto t 'it v from here being only about twenty toill miles, while il would !?? ?boil I thirty-live miles by way of Dutliclil. Kll'orts are now on fool In have this road made a state highway and .lohn W. Clialkloy,' who is more or less in I lerestod in good roads all the lime, was in Kichmond last week conferring with the stale I roatl commissioners about this ! particular route. Nearly every Scot I county district along this route have voted for bonds anil now claim they are wailing to see what Wise county will do to meet them on top of the moun? tain. The committee on the Wild Uat-Dullield route were in? structed by the chairinan of the !chib in withhold its work pend? ing Mr. Ohalkley's report. Some abjections were made by a few I members to the idea of discern j tinning the Wild Cat road. Mr. i Irvine, for one, stated while the road was somewhat longer, it would be cheaper to construct it road through this valley than across the mountain, and more than that the maintenance of same would be more economical, '?itnio f,)r example the mountain roatl between here and Norton, the maintenance of which has lieen very costly, due to numer? ous slides. The committee that was ap? pointed to present credentials to the BaptistCollege that is now looking for a location .somewhere, in Southwest Virginia, reported that it delegation would be here -""ii to look over prospective sites that Big Stone Gap has to oiler. It is believed this place has a splendid chance of securing tliis school, being able to present ""me unusual inducements; C. G. Oochran muile his report in regard to the proposed in? crease in telephone rates. A toll service was recently iuatigu i nilei! by tile telephone company anil now they an' pet it ionint? I he Stute Corporation Commission to grant thoiii the privilege of an increased flat rate of about $0.00 per year. Mr. Uochruu slated that upon investigation he had found that quite a few siibscVib ors were already paying an in? crease of ?00 to llttl |ier cent, more than previous. It was moved by the club to continue this committee and do evei'y possihtc to prevent the increase. I-'. W. lilies sent in his resigna? tion a- secretary of the Young Men's ('lull, which was accepted; M. K. Oetkinj who has been art ing as secretary for the past sev? eral week-;, (hiring Mr. Bliss' absence, was elected by acclama? tion to till the vacancy. Dance at Stonega. Last Thursday evening ul nine o'clock, the young men of Stonegu prove tin enjoyable dance in the Stonega da ce hall, which was ileci rated very at? tract'voly for the occasion. The cbaperones for the dance were -Mr. and Mrs. Paul ?UI1 dry, Mr. ami Mrs. .1. M Voting, Mi-, and Mrs. ?. K. 'late, Mr. and Mrs. (>. W. Khodenhiser, Mr. and Mrs. M. II. Dull v. all of Stonega. The music for the occasion w as furnished by Watkins SttX opbono Orchestra, of Bluulield, During the intermission dulic ions silml wiches ami punch were Borved the largo number of guests present from Norton, Wise, Keokee, Osaka, Kxetor ami the (lap. The dunce committee were: S. I). Jackson, (.'. K. Haley, O. \V. Ulliott and A. S. Pen inigton, of Stonegu: Those from the t lap, who mo loreil up to attend the dance were: Misses Janet Bailey, Doris Warner, Kdith VnnOor der and guest, Helen Kalston, of Middlesboro, Klsio Taylor, Anna Mtiiiiy, Bulb 1'rescntt and gtiost. Mr. ami Mrs. K. J. I'ruscott, Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Winston, Mr. und Mrs. Walters, .Mrs. P. W. Lewis. Messres \V. 11. Chapman, Bill t Ippenhi niiir, It. Wolf/., U.K. Patrick, I-:. Fleming, .las. Bellamy, Her bert Brown, Brownie roily; T. I. Ciintrell. Ballard-Banks. A wedding of much interest to the people of the (Jap took place la.-t Saturday evening at (I :!I0 at Hie homo of (he Misses Bruce, w hen I heir niece, M Us Kdith Ballard, became the bride of Simon K, Banks. Miss Vivian Ballard,of Bristol, sang 'woolly "1 l.ovo You Tru? ly," To the strains of Lohen? grin's wedding march, played by Mrs. Itohorl Bruce, of Norton, I the bride, carrying a bouquet of [bride's roses,'entered the parlor on the arm of I he groom, where [the ceremony was performed by Rev. 0; W. Dean. The bride wore a becoming suit ni' grey Oxford cloth, with accessories to match. Her hand? kerchief, which was of beauti? ful drawn work and lace,was her mothers; which she carried at jher wedding. The bride Is a graduate of the Big Stone (lap High School class of 1918 and is one of the (Jap's loveliest girls. Mr. Banks, who was in the navy four years, spending most of the lime in China, is now with the Interstate Railroad Company at this place. Mr. and Mrs. Banks loft, on the evening train for the Yellow? stone I'ark, where they will spend sometime before returning tu the dap. They have the best wishes of a host o!' friends. W. ?. Colitis is arranging an exhibit of bis pipeleas furnace nt the Wise fair and bopee to sell ii carload tins fall. Sevoral people in Big Stone uro pinning to install these furnaces. The cost of heating your home in this way is nbout one-third I the cost of hot water ami takes less fuel. The guarantee that igoe-i with these furnaces is all any reasonable citizen could wish for.?adv. MISS RUTH LAW Visitor* to ilto fair will bol Hi veil a rare treat when Ruth' Law, tlio famous girl aviator Hies at tlio Wise County Knir, September lOlli to 20, twice ilai ly iltiring tho exposition. Miss Law is a refreshing exception among aviators in that her nno idea is to please the spectators ami give the penplo their mon? ey's Wurth <<( thrills and in ev? ery flight slio turns anil twists her erratic little Corliss aero pinna into dozens of loops. Hip Hops, spins, etc. Oho "bid timer" recently watched Kuth I.aw in one of her exhibition Hights and after it was over Im remarked eloquently and terse? ly, "That's flying with the big " 'K' ". There never lias been and there probably never will ho an? other aviator with such perfect mastery of the air. Miss Haw does every thine; that the best aviators can do and some more, j Her fame at "banking" an aero? plane, the act of tilting it on end in making sharp turns, is world wide. Experienced fliers Health Man Says Sanitary Conditions in Big Stone Gap Arc Had. Mi. I.. I). Marshal, of the State Board of Health, is in this vicinity and lasl week investi? gated the sanitary conditions in Big Stone tiap. lie limit) that out water supply is all right, but the majority of the privies are found to be unsauitaiv ami a menace to the health of the town. A great many of theni are whol? ly unprotected from dies and other germ carrying insects and are not built.in accordance with sanitary rule-;. Right in the center of town close to sewer lines are (insanitary privies that should hip! be allowed to remain in their present condition. We do- not believe that any one should he allowed to have a privy on their promises when.iiuec tion is possible with a sewer line and Ottr town council should see to it thai the proper ordinances are passed to regulate this nui? sance and protect the health of our people, and then the mayor should see to it that the ordin? ances are enforced. Our good water and sanitary conditions to a great-extent were responsible tor our fairing so well last year during the epidem? ic of influenza and we should commence now to put tho town in a good .-unitary condition to guard against another possible epidemic of this dreaded dmease that many physicians say will come again this winter. We understand there are twelve admit that she banks an aero, [plane steeper than any other aviator in exhibition work and her loops are as straight and true as though the plane was being driven around a track, she goes into a loop on the hor? izontal and comes out on an even ki el. Ruth Law has broken all rec? ords for looping the loop. Her spiral dives arc most spectacu? lar anil involuntarily the throngs watching her from the ground sends up a chorus of gasps. < hie of her many stunts is a perpendicular nose dive, coming straight down for one thousand feet and then lialien? ing out for a long sweep not twenty feet above the heads of the crowds in the home stretch of the race truck. Where most aviators keep well away from the buildings Miss Law dips and banks and ilips just above them. Always she follows out her aim of giving the crowd its money's worth. In her loops she is careful to slay well with I in view of the grand stand. cases of typhoid fever at Olinger and one ca.-e at the furnace here in town and we should lake every precaution to prevent an outbreak of this disease, which is communicated from one per? son to another almost exclusive ; 1 v by Hies who feed on the re? fuse of persons who have (lie disease. Let the new council make it their lirst duty to see that I lie I health of our people are fully protected by passing the proper iordinances if such we do not I have, and then let our good I mayor and town sergeant see I that the ordinances are strictly enforced. We believe thev will do it. j GIRL SCOUTS MEETING The Girl Scouts of Easl Stone Gap met at the school house Thursday, September I, at -J p. m. .Mrs. T?plitz, of tin- American Red Cross, spoke to the girls on "The Work of the A. R. 0. in I France. Those attending were: ; Misses Christie .Iocs, Edith Mullihs, Bculah Giles; Esther Steward, Bonnie Wells, Idylo Weils, Stella Tale, Anna Rose, Edith Wamplcr, Neville Denni soii, Maude Wilson, Lrira Burke, French Taylor, Reno ('illy, Ru? by Steward, Snllie Burke, Odette Wells, Alberta Olinger, Mildre.d Oaw?od, Grlena Sleinp, Janet Nelly, Viola Eliot, Bonnie Rol? ler, Eva Wells, Stella Wells, K ite Bledsoo, Mattie Scott, Ma? rie Scott, Eddio Tale, Maeie (iiles, Lavada Giles, Marv Ca? wood, Hrace Bledsoe. Highway Measures Finishing Touches to Work of the Virginia Special, Richmond. Va., Sept. 5.?By attaching hi* signature to four highway bills Governor Davis gave the linishing touch to legis? lature at the speeial session of the General Assembly which marks the beginning of unpre? cedented road construction in Virginia. The measures pro? vide ah additional levy of seven ccnls on general property, tho revenue derived in this manner to be used for meeting the Fed? eral aid for building and main? taining highways embraced in the state system of roads; a slate highway commission of live ap? pointive by the Governor and subject t" approval by the Sen? ate. The statue provides that as tar as possible each of the live geog? raphical sub-divisions of the -t?te shall have representatives on the commission, which will begin the exorcise of its duties on November I. Its task will to draw up and make ollective rules for tralllc on state highways ; to act us an appeal board in case taxpayers and local authorities protest against the actions of the commissioner in selecting routes between designated points in the state system and to approve ap? portionment of funds by the highway commissioner, Tho commissioner himself Is given administrative authority over the department and has sole jurisdiction in selecting types of road construction which was con? sidered by the legislators to lie a peculiar function of ,i civil en? gineer. An appropriation of $800*000 for use in the construct lion and maintenance nf county roads during the next two years. This money is given the counties upon pruviaiou they put up an equal amount and taking into account the $800,000 a year which the slate now appropriates for the purpose gives a total of $700,000 annually for county road building. l av Measures. Tax measures have been pass? ed to rcali/.o the needed funds of which already has received the signature of the chief executive an increase of the automobile li? cense tax from in to (ill cents on the horsepower, the increase to be devoted to state road con? struction purposes. Funds de? rived at the rate cd' in cents still will ho used for maintenance on iyi Both houses of the General Assembly met today in construc? tion session for the signing of the bills. Many of these wero disposed of. The Legislature ad? journed until Tuesday, when the necessary number will return to finish the task. Governor Davis signed every measure that was awaiting his signature. Bead the advertisement in this issue of the 1'oHt of the Kelly Furnishing Company, who starts a big reduction sulu of Thursday of this week. You will find in this advertieeincnt many articles that you cannot possible buy elsewhere at any? thing near the price this com? pany is offering thorn for. Their goods aro all new and up-to-date a n d they are offer, ing some genuine bargains. Buy a Corona Typewriter ' from the Wise Printing Co. Contract Let For Rebuilding of Road to the Corporation Line in the Gap. The town council last woek awarded t<> Hugh Williams n contract to rebuild the road from the bridge across Powell's River to the corporation line in the. Cap opposite (lie rock quarry> The priee for this work is a little over nine thousand dollars. This road is to be torn up and rebuilt and made sixteen feet wide and given a heavy topcoat of asphalt, and when completed will be one of the best pieces of roads in the county. The council is also preparing to repair the roads leading to the two depots, which are get? ting in l.ad condition, and this work will he commenced at once as well as work on the contract awarded to Mr. Williams. Wise Couuty Fair A great deal of time and money tire being spent this year in preparation for a great fair. The management bits consider ably increased the premium list, having offered nearly double in a good many instances. The premiums offered on live stock are especially good. The in? crease was made in favor of Block owing to the difficulty of transporting to the fair. A great live stock show is ex? pected this year. Wise county docs not make any excessive claim to bel?g a high class stock county, but she does claim to have made wonderful advance? ment along that lino. The Wise County Fair enjoys yearly a tine display of fruit and this coming fair will ho no excep? tion. In fact the fair manage? ment feels confident of a good display of all kinds of exhibits. The ladies' department will have special attention, Mrs. Carrie F. Alderson, of Wiao, heing the one in charge and she usually has a way of making things succeed. There are aev erol committees in the ladies' department who will work in co-operation with Mrs. Alder son. Other brunches of the work are in the bauds of com potent and i xperionced men. .Mr. Floyd Dale heing chairman of the committee on live stock, Mr. Andy Miller, chairman of farm products committee, Mr. .1. P. Scott, chairman of the horticulture committee. Asso oialed with these ditrercnt chairman are representative people from ail sections of the county who are known to bo especially interested i n the county fair. Council Meeting The now town council which is composed of W. J. llorsloy, mayor; W. T. Ooodloo, W. .1. Smith, J. B. Wnmpler, J. C. Mitchell, W. .1. Rogers, E. A. Compton, councilman* held ita tirst meeting on last Tuesday night. Only the business of or? ganization was taken up at this m.-einig. Tho followiug standing com? mittees were appointed: Finance Committee,? W. T. Ooodloo, \V. J. Smith, J. B. Wnmpler. Water and Sewers. ? W. J. Rogers, J. 0. Mitchell, W. J. Smith. Streets.?E. A. Compton,W.T. Ooodloo, W. J. Rogers. Lights.?W.T. Ooodloo, E. A. Compton, J. C. Mitchell. Police and Public Buildings.? |J. C. Mitchell, W. J. Smith, IJ. B. Wamplor. i Parks and Cometory.?J. M. Smith, J. P. Wolfe, J. W. Chalkley, 11. E. Fox. Ordinances..?J. B. Wamplor, J. C. Mitchell, W. T. Ooodloe. Newspaper subscription rates are about tho only things in tho U. S. A. up to date that haven't punched a hold in the sky.