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vVKDNRSDAY, SKIT. 17, 101H ? '?itdished Kvir.r Wednesday by Hie WISE PRINTING COMPANY, lurnrporolrd Uli.BERT N. KNIUHT, - t??ltor. LINDSEY J. HORTON. Afts't Editor One Your, - - - 91.BO Six Months. - .78 Tnroo Montlm, - .40 laitered according; to postal n ,? ulnllum it the post nfllee at llle, Slone Hap sn nee iiul-elns* matter Facing the Facts. The national debt of tho United Stnlei ol tho eud of the fiscal year 1(111 1012, was $1, 010,340,000, or f 10 40 for each nelson living in this country, figuring oil a bntms of 100,000, 000 population. Thn national delinl of tlio United States on .Inno 1. I019;WU8$26^421,161,270. This simply llicaus lliat every portion in* tin? United Stales faecR a national debt that aver ngoH $231.10. If conditions that h a v e become so radically changed by this so greatly In et eased debit are to become in mly wise normal llioy can come in just one way?.(ho absorption of this bonded tlcbl b\ the siivlng of tbe people. The answer given the Senate committee by the governor. \\ . I?. 0. Harding, of the Feder, nl Heserve Hoard, to llicir tpicry us to what legislation was uei tied at t his tline to inliove the lin.mciul HitUtltliOII, was "The Federal Reserve lloitrd Iii lieves ibat any currency legi dation a t this tune i s nnecessary and undesirable and would suggest that whether viewed from an economic or It11iiiifui 1 standpoint, the ?>. ed? for the present situation is tbe same: namely. "Work itud Mr. Harding is a man of ael;now lodged ability, with an opportunity of studying from nverj angle our industrial prob bin-, a study Unit includes in t'- -cope the llnaiiciul ntViiirs of tho world. Mr. Hunting's in? terpretation of the sign of the tines must be given earnest consideration a u d cnicful siiuly. Such opinions nil his mei it cohsiilornlion. The real and true basic pi in niplo of the thrift campaign tbe- year in arresting the niton lion of the American public to tin' end that it adopt as a habit the ideas ami the thoughts of systematic saving. This is the i.tral thought of every plan, the motive of every act. It takes lime, patience and (he en operation of every branch of ein industrial ami our liuancial interests. The people have got to spend less and save more. The bunks occupy a peculuirly important p isilion in spreading this mes Mtgo, because all business re xolves about the banks. The people naturally turn to them for tillvico and it. is rjghl they should. The people can save. Unin? vested money is dissipated too easily and is wasted too often. If the money is in the pocket, til it new luxury really not lie led, is usually gotten; for it is easily convince ones self that it is good business i<? buy the thing 011? wuuts. In? vested money earns internal, 11 ia not ?0 easily spent ami 11 encourages the saving of more. If bankers a u <l financiers will encourage habits of thrift, keeping in m i n d ??vorher Harding'* suggestion, "Work ami Save," the national debl will soon get back nearer to its pre-war figures. ANSWERS Y. Mi C. A. CRITICISM Hlchm ui IjVu 16, Sepl.? I a a statement issued to the \i ess hero today, S. A. Aekley, excel) vc1 secretary of tin- stale committee, v. m. c. a of Virginia, expressed surprise tit] finding many >d those who have supported I b e Young . Men's Christian Association are now accepting the criticism against tho association without investigating the facts of the case. "It has been a comparatively short time since I returned from JWar WOrk" Staled Mr. Aekley, "and I have been surprised to note that tunny good people, who have b. en interested in the j V. M. 0. A believe many of (hosieries thai are being cir? culated in cril icisui el the war work, particularly overseas.'' Mr. Aekley added that he knew if the people were reullj informed of the great work which (be led Triangle did in Franco, that 1 he cril ieisin would soon disappear. "lam continually receiving rcpoits, many <d them hi tit to be sure," san! Mr. Aekley. "which show, depite the critic? ism, I bat the ' \ ?01I; in I Franc ? was one o| the noblest |achic\ ullieiltS of the war. I i ha\ facts to back that Stab met.I For instance, you sometimes hear thai Ihe Y. M. c. A. was pretty good in the s 0 S, and 111 the leave areas where there was little or no danger Kill it is a mallei of statistics that seventy-one Y. m.c ,\. wmk eis died in service overseas; eleven were killed in battle, three died of wounds, and Hfl) seven are classified as 'died . | accident and disease,' which really means exposure and hardship. A nyoue e a n see from those ligures that those deaths could tiol hnVu happened unless there was extensive . M. c. A. welfare operations in] the advanced areas. "In connection with (hesame circumstance it is interesting to note that 111 V. m. C A woi k ers were wounded, gassed or otherwise injured, while two more were made prisoners, making (he total casualties of Ihe Y. M.C. A. overseas until the signing of the armistice "11. In addition to that, thirty j ono Workers died in service in the nriny camps of the United Stute*, "More than 100 V. M.,C. A.j workers were decorated wuh war medals and a great many more were cited for bravery in? fer special service to troop; under heavy lire." When questioned concerning the duties of the workers of the front line areas, Mr. Aekley added that the strain on such workers was terrific und that llicy had to depend almost en? tirely on their own physical strength Iii get up supplies mid serve tlo- men because of difficulties i n transportation more complex than any one : dared to dream of. ?'.M iuy of those men exhibit* ad the most remaik.ible cour? age," said Mr. Aekley, "It is one thing to go into battle with a machine gun or rille and another to go in with not lung but your bit re hands and gas musk in lim- Nif protection, Yi i I lie i Itter is just what scores of *Y' men did in main lights. thing non-combatants, ilo y w- re not permitted weap oiis under i lie rules of war. It is true that many such workers saw red when the boys they served dropped about them, and grabbed the lirst weapon they could get their bands oil, knowing full well thai if they were captured with it they would be shot forthwith." " In justice to the Y. M. (.'. A., the public sllbtlld know these facts. It would he unfair to the home of the V. M. ('. A. to have them remain in ignorance of th. in " Rural Carrier Examination. The United states Civil Ser? vice Commission has announced .in e.vaininatiou for the county of Wise to he held at Norton and Pig Sinuc tiapon September 27, I ?10, to till ihe posit i.f rural carrier at round and SI. Paul and vacancies that may later oc? cur on rural mule- from other post oilices in ihe abovc-nieu t iuued count) . The cMimiiiu' lion w ill in- open only lo citizens who nr.- actually domiciled in the lerrilon of a posl ollice in ih.Ullty and who meet (be oilier requirements set forth in Form No. 1077. This form and application blanks may he oh; I.lined 111 mi I In- ollice- mention? ed above or from the United Slates Civil Service Commission at Washington, I), c. Applica? tions should b.- forwarded lo the commission al Washington at ih.- earliesi practicable dale. j I lu v tint the Present All Right. .1. Polk Wolfe, who was re? cently mail ied ton Miss Long, of hante, as they were re turning from ihelr wedding tour they stopped oil in the Cap Sntuiday to visit Mr. Wolfe's relatives. On Saturday after? noon, not knowing ibey were in town Mr.-. I T. * J illy was Idling her father, James Gilly, Polk's grandfather, about the wedding and as Mr. Gilly was telling bei if she saw Polk to tell him if he would bring bis wife around to see him he would give them a nice present, they looked up and there Polk ami his wife stood in the door. It is needles, to Bay ihey gol the. present For some years the women of tin- Western staloa have bud full suffrage. In Ihe middle states tllOy have partial suf? frage, and in most of the Rust em sliiles they just sutler for the vole An American soldier who fought his way up to the grade of li. iiti mini-colonel in Franco solved the job question himself by donning overalls and going back to Iiis old position of jani? tor of the high school building in bis home In/wh Scene of "COME ALONG MARY" which comos to tho Amussu Theater Saturday Night, September 20th. Prices: 76c, $1.00 and $1.50. Seats on sale at Kelly's Drug Store Orlando Amburgoy, of Nor-! lull, was visiting relatives ami! friends in the (?np Sunday. Wim. A. Stuart returned last i week front a business trip of several days to Richmond. .Mrs. Walker Kennedy and attractive little (laughter, Oar* olyn.und Miss Beriltn Kennedy, of' Uma'ila. Fla., ate "visiting relatives nnd friend* heie. E. A. Complou, Wim was re? cently appointed superlhtentlei.l ai Diinbur, moved his family '?> that plnee last week.- Little Virginia Chuichill, their bluVi daughter, will remain in the Qop and attend school. Mr. and Mrs.~V. t. MuhafToy and Mr. ami Mrs C. B. D.ivis left Monday morning for a ten days automobile lour through Tennessee and North Carolina. 1. T. Hilly. K W. Nick.ls and L. .1. Horton motored 10 Itogersville, Ten.n., last Friday where they spent a few days visiting- relatives and friends, returning lo the Gap Sunday night. Charlie Willis and Kd. Edens, who have been in the merchant marine service for several months, was recently discharg? ed and returned to their homes here a few days ago. Orlando Arnburgey was down from Norton yesterday renew? ing old acquaintance. Mr Am burgoy recently placed a large order for his new song, "At the Foot. Hills of Old Virginia," ami is wearing an indelible smile. It looks as though Ibis bountiful lyric is going to be one of the hits of tho season, and to tint it prosaically, u rich irusber for its author. ? Appnlu chin Progressive. Mr. Ohas. Evans, lield Beere tary of the Christian Endeavor Society movement, will speak in the Presbyterian church, Thursday night at eight o'clock. A cordial invitation is extended to all to attend this service. d.s. ficamnn has purchased lots in the Payne addition nml will commence the erection of a new residence nil them in the near future. Mr. Creech ot Cooburn, has also purchased lots in this addition and expects to build a resilience on them ami move his family to the (lap as soon us completed. 6. C Bell, Jr.. of Bedford, Vtt., formerly with Fox & Peck jut Ibis place, who has been with the 171It engineers of the American expeditionary .forces in Fiance since P.H7, spent a lew days last week in the (Sap, having arrived from overseas only about n week ago. His many friends were glad to see him again. About every nation of Europe is looking to the United States for assistance in some way or another. And tbe fellow who relies on another to care for him seldom evinces any par? ticular desire to do something for himself. Europe should go to work. School Children Should Wear iE, C, Skuffer Shoes i Faucettc-Pcavler Shoe Co. 11111ST< >I.. TGNNKS3EI? Wholesale Distributors The Better The Leather The Longer They Wear. ANNOUNCEMENTS For Justice Of The Peace. To the Voters of lllohinoml Magisterial District: I take tills method of announcing mv iclfti candidate for ro-elcellnii to the of ? flee ofJuallceof ihc I'eaee f--r lliehmnnd Magisterial liiniri.i Kleellon Neu in ] Ik-i llh. l'.U'.i Your help out inllot-iii-e ? will In- greatly appreciated Kes|ieeil'iilly wuus, | l> N IIIIKJJDINO. koh i o.MMISSIonkh I To Ihc Voters?I Wise County i Vu : Oeutlcinru:- You have a Vote to give some min in Kichntoni) District for Com im>.'.iniu.-r lliiii fall, ami f.n the faet tliat I 'am lint physically ?tili- to do inunual labor i i mil askiiiji you im Uns mu. However, II kin not Ksklni: that yon commit your selves to me ntihout ilrsl in .i-titigaihig 10 i see if il is propel and riglil or you to do so. As lor my nuallAcaUoiu pctuiulug jio llie duties of thi>i olllee, I ito not he.si i late lo say lo you that I am competent laud fully t|iialltled to do (Iiis work and thai I mu equal lo the task. If I chouhl lie the people's choice, which I hope to bo, I shall endeavor to do the duties of this nth I-1- in a straight, honest, buiiness iikeway. J. J. TA YI.OK. Appalaohl, Va. Saturday, Sept. 20. WSom HiTs % PRETTIEST CHQMSw Prices: 75c, $1.00 and $1.50 Seats on sale at Kelly's Drug Store How many times have you had tires fixod only to have them "give out" on me very first trip? Our vulcanizing outfit enables us to fix blow-outs and weaft spots in a way that usually mahes them even stronger than the rest of the tire. Poor repair worK on tires is ulti? mately the most expensive. Unless the weah part is properly strength? ened, there is lihely to be another blow-out soon that may ruin the tiro completely. Just give us a trial and we will show you that our prices are low and that we can turn your worK out qulchiy. CLINT East Fifth Street. MORRISON BIG STONE GAP. ? Buy a Carona Typewriter from the Printing Company. r K \ |Hur? ,'?<*' M ?u \hkt