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VOL. XXVII, BIG STONE GAP. WISE CoTlNTY. VA.. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 8. 1919 No. 41 FEDERATED CIVIC LEAGUES IThe Federated (;ivic Leagues ,,t Wise county met in* the Hup list church nt A ppu hi chin, Sep? tember 23, I91?, with ulioiii six lv in attendance. The meeting was colled to order by tim pres? ident, M B. HetiBer. IrVvocu linn by Miss Kilon Bergrin. Songi ''pnwttrd Christian Sol iliors." Address <>f Welcome by Rev; ?! II- Mold Kei p inso In the president. Mrs. II. A Alex ander wui appointed (secretary pro lent. Minutes rend und adopted id' I lie last meeting held in Wise in June; 1018; Report of the treasurer, Mrs. Kemp, showed a balance to the league's credit of about .flu 00 Mrs. .lane H. Ransom, who lias just returned from France, tpolce on Fake Stu idards. Mrs. Ransom was with us when our league was organized ami .she i8always gladly beard. A request was read from the eecretnry <>f the League to Kn force Peace for a Hhi of names id the organisation tu whom pamphlets may be sent. Practi? cal Suggestions on How tu Pre. vent Tuberculosis, Mrs. June B. Hansom. Our Ittiral Supervisor forlticbmond District, Mr. Qeo; H. Jordan, spoke on Social Ser? vice and tlie School. Intermission for lunch. AKTBItNOON SKSStON. Address by Dr. Kate Waller Barrett. This line and untight iiiing address was followed bj .1 general discussion en u home for our Wise county girls.where ihey can really be cared for in stead of spending their lime in jail. The following committee was Appointed logo before the Board ui Supervisors: Mrs. Tiiggart, Mrs. Ilix, Mrs. Ayers, Mrs. Kemp and M rs. Alexander. Mo tiou was made and carried that this commit lee ask for a cottage or an appropriation deer.I tit by the board. Reports of the various leagues followed; Mrs. (J. K. Heuser gave a con ilensed report of our league's work beginning with its organ i/.ttion. Iteport of the standing committee was then read by Rev. Mr. Smith. This commit' lee reported on the county jail and poor house. Kloction of nllicors were as follows: Presi" dent, Mrs. It. T. Irvine, Big Stone liap; Vice President, Mrs Ii. K. Heuser, l'oeburn; Serie tary, Mrs. It. A. Lacy, Wise; Treasurer, Mrs. II. A. Alexan? der, lmboden. At the request, of Superinlen dent .1. .). Kelly (he following ? ?'solution was read ami adopt? ed: "Believing that the conn iy is already paying siillirienl taxes for education be it lie solved, That we, the women id Uli? Federated Leagues of Wise ?county, ask the State Legisla tine to appropriate more money lor the pay of teachers. Mrs. H A. Lnoy Mrs. 11. A W. Slceen, Mrs. .1. L. McOormick, Committee A risiqg vole of thanks was Kiveu the ladies of Appalaehia for their gracious hospitality. The meeting then adjourned. Mtts. R, W. lloi.t.v, Sec'y. Those present were: Mrs. Ii. K. Heuser, Cocburn; Mrs 0 H 'I'ompklus, Oraiie's Nest; Dr Kali ?alter Itarrott, Alexandria; Mrs. II A. ' ? v. Wise. Mrs II A. Alexander, lui todeu; Mrs. S p. Milter, Appalaehia; Mi (leorge A.. Jordan, Rural Supervisor, Aplialachia; .Mrs. Mary .Marlin, Norton; McsiUmca U. P. Ilruce; Wade Miles. N. [f tiotson, w. ,i. UeCfMoro. N. r. nix. r< l>. Vioani, K. h. Itarr. Nannie Potion, \ I. Stallaid, Wise: Mrs. W W. Kemp. Joirtoiii Mm O.W.. Rodenblser, Stooega; Mrs. Itobert Wieks, Glamorgan; M'es '?mea .!. is, Ayers. K. .1 frescott, 0, 0, ' i.ran, II. ),. Sulfridge, J, 1.. MeCor nilek, Karl Stoehr, A. I), tincus, .1. 1 clor lirowu, W. II. Wren, George I. rsyle;, J. a. Gilmer, B. B. Goodloe, J. a, i.iKsltoe, It. E, Taggart, Marvin Kel? ly, Miss Janet llalley, nig Stono Gap; Meidajnei) II. l(. Orixer, n. b. Kuller, ft. "?Holly, It. tt. Parker, W. II. Peters, M. 1). Collier, W. N. Breeding, M. I). "?C-perj ,; B. Homer, K K. Hoya, E. L. ' '"er. K, (J. MatnoUS, M. .1. llolley, Mr. ?I. U Sturm, Misses Kilon Bergron, l.a oerln llolley, Dr. W. I). 1'otcrs, Rev H. U. Muhl, Appalaehia; Mrs. Auna Gray, llltsburg, pu.; Mrs. c. b Henry. Hilton; Mrs June n. Kanaom, Richmond; -Mrs. j1- V. Morrol, (iraut; Mcsdarac-s b. I). tint, it. T. Irvine, 1). II. Sayers, B. K. hodes, \V. S. iloverly, l>. C. Welle. " A W. Skecu. S. U. Ileverly, ?ig Stone Oap. Jack Pickford To be Seen in John Fox, Jr.'s "Little Shepherd of King? dom Come." The Ooldwyn I'icttiros Corpor at ion has soonrctl oiio of the must famous American iiovcIh in acquiring tin' photoplay rights to the "Little Shepherd of King doin Coiiie," by the Into .lohn Fox, |r..as tlie lii'st starring ve? hicle for .luck L'iekford, who re cently signed a long term cbn t raft with Goldwvn. Particular interest Centern in tin- picturixa tiim of this story hccaii.se of I ho unique plnce which the author has won for himself tihioiig Ainer- j icttii iiuthors. .Mr. Fox, who died this year, dbvoted his lifo to interpreting tin- lives of the] uiouhtaineors of Lastern Ken? tucky, their lives ami their feud-. I'm- the rest t>f tli.nutry. The ?Little Shepherd of Kingdom i'oine," is his hest known novel;! anil since its lirst publication in iOOjl the I.k has sold .v than a million copies. The picturi/.cil version of the] -lory has linen based on the or? iginal hook and on the play made by lOllgcnc Waller. In its dram? atic] form, tin- "l.ittle Shepherd" j ivaa an eminent success, both in the larger cities and on the road. B) a Famous Novell*!. John Fox. Jr., lirst achieved distinction in 180-1 when his "A Mountain ICnropil" was publish? ed. Since then he coinplctcil abotil intern novels and innum? erable: short stories. Among the host known novels ate "Tlie Kcntuckiaii," "Kltighl of the Cumberland."" l,Th?i Trail of the l.one-onie I'ine,*' ami "The Heart Of Hie Hills." Jack I'ii'kt'ord. who is now at Ike Culver Oily studios, confess? ed n SChl iinental ? interest lor his lirst tioldwyn picture, lie tried to seetire the picture rights for the story tor some time; and is now glntl lo be working as the little orphaned mountain boy who tried si. earnestly to he a man. The story takes the hoy, Chad, and III- champion sheep dog, Jack, to the mountains, where I.im - to grip with nature op? en-handed and Icarus lo lieht .in antagonistic world, with the one big gifl which his ancestors had given him?a Bterling char? acter. Later he goofl lo Frank? fort, tin- capital of Kentucky, and meats old Major Bufortl who lakes a personal interest in the manly little mountain hoy ami discovers that he i- a distant relative. Through the old major, Chad is sent to schon) and to college. Hero he meet- the beautiful daughter of his bene? factor's neighbors, with whom he fulls in love with all the chiv nlric tenderness of a southern kniglit. True to Ibe Old Flat. Then combs the Civil War, tlie disrupting of families, the antagonism of brothers, of fath? ers and sous and daughters. Chad struggles with his conscience ?and joins the northern forces. During the course of the war, he saves the life of his sweetheart's brother; mid is himself wounded in the service of his country. The young mountain lad serves brilliantly through the Civil War, ami when peace once more settles on the union, returns to his sou? thern sweetheart. Besides the strength of the Story and its adaptability to pic turi/utioil, "The Little .Shepherd of Kingdom Conn;" has an his? torical interest. It is told against a background of life in the blue grass region of Kentucky in the middle of the nineteenth cen? tury, and reveals the beauty of old southern courtesy and hos? pitality as well as the vindictive ness of Kentucky mountain feuds ?Charleston < W. Va.) Gazette. MUSICAL COLUMN Edited by Mrs. Proctor Brown. Music clubs in tlicir grout de? sire to bring artists of renown to their cities und towns, must not forget to encourage their own state nnd city tulont. The amateur tins played a very important part in the mu? sical development of every race of people, musically great. The biographies of the great musi? cians are full of references to the evenings of chamber and Other terms of music which ab? sorbed the leisure life of the family nnd friends who gather ed solely for the joy of engag? ing together in the production of good music. This sub' of American musi? cal lifo in one but slightly de? veloped, in view of the forces which are disintegrating fami? ly life, is a phase of effort which needs especial emphasis. "The r.vint low eobo that we hear i >f tar off music Kenia to till The silent air with love and fear Ami the tvorhl'xclamors all grow still. ' Adelaide Proctor. Mrs. Proctor Brown will pre sent her classes in piano ami violin in a series of recitals, he ginning October. The Aral pro? gramme will be represented as follows: 1. I/angolus, Pianuo Duet. tloiined francos Sayers?^Mrs. Brown S. The Surprise, (a) Matthews I'laving lag (bj ... Adelaide Winston :t. The Cuckoo . Itichter t rank Slayers I. Airi 11 lion ice Handel Mora Yiiucll ii. Nuii'isitK . Nevin Until Smith ti The l'ir-t Violin of Spring, Piano Duet .Matthews Krank and Prances Sayers. 7. (I liistl'ie..f the Star Performer . (iiirlilt (lo Hungarian 1 lance, Op. No. Si .Itcnard e lice n ation . I loten Trances Sayers II. 8. Kllneral March. .Violin and piano acconpunlment arranged by Mrs ProMor llrov.n.) Until Holly u; Cinq Vslsu, <>p s. Piano Duel . . . Mes/.kewski Piliiic, Mrs Urown-Scconde, Nora Vouell in Mlmiett, op 11, No. 1 Padercskwl Noni Vouell 11 Valse llrillianto, Op. ?l C'lioplii Mm Brown Pi; Ihtermexio I'lziiicato. Oautter Marlon Molly and Mrs. Browu MEETING OF AMERICAN LEGION The Henry N. Pate Post of the American Legion held its first meeting Wednesday night in the town hall al Appalaehia. Plans for providing a club room for the use of members of ihe post were discussed,and Messrs, Greeufleid, Johnson and Jones were appointed u committee to look into tin- matter ami report to the next meeting. Itoscoo Wolt/.o and J, P. Horn were elected delegates 10 the State Convention at Roanoke, with John Jones as first alternate and John Hurt as second alter? nate, It was decided to in? crease the membership of the post tu a minimum of two hun? dred as soon as possible. The next meeting will he hold at Big Stone (Jap at 8 o'clock at the town hall on Monday, Oc? tober Ulli. Report of Work Done by Big Stone Gap Public Health Nursing Service From Sep? tember 1st to October 1st, 1919. Number of mothers attending meetings, ?1. Number of, girls attending meetings, 220. Number of babies weighed at meetings, 97. Lectures given at meetings, n ^Educational films shown, 4. Classes in care of sick, 10. Instructive visits, 101; includ? ing orthopedic cases, 4; social service-eases, 0; child welfare, 0: typhoid, ;i; prenatal, 28; sick ba? bies, 30; hours bed side nursing, 10. Operations assisted with, 5. Cases referred to other agen? cies, 2. Visitors: Mrs. J. B. Hanson, Mrs. T?plitz, Kev. E. Q, Miller, Dr. Biirhatn. The Co-operative Education j Association of Virginia. The Co-operative Education Association <>f Virginia is mak? ing a special effort this year in > organizing school and civic! leagues in every school in Vir? ginia. Their aim is to have the sehend a social center?a commu? nity capitol and every communi? ty a little democracy; Tho ulti? mate unit of every slate, terri? tory and possession of tho ifnitod States is the school district. Here they meet evenings and times that the regular school is not in session to discuss topics of common interest to all. Schools, I good roads or streets, health, im? proved methods of agriculture, co-operative buying and selling, and everything that pertains to the community betterment and development. The !MSN school a n d civic leagues of Virginia have it mem? bership ol over 1)1,000 and they have raised annually 170,000 for the improvement of their schools and community. Last year they raised over half a million for ivar work. Their main purpose is to edu? cate the public ami show the public ami show the need of hel? ler schools, Letter health, better roads, etc., and let the citizens see where they will get a hun? dred-fold interest on their motley by building up and improving their community. Last year 2?? leagues held bettor -chool day, 01 good roads' day. 02 Letter health day, 1011 belter farm day, 12J community day and 50 Letter church day. Here are 7i!S meetings in vari? ous parts of the -tale with an average nttoildan.f 200 at each meeting. It cannot be de? nied that any organization that brings out over MO,000 citizens to discit-s such vital topics is do? ing an incalculable Illlioilllt of good not only to the slate and nation hut to the citizen Miel community itself. The public school building i the only place where all creeds and organizations can ilieel on the level. It is lion-part isun, non-sectarian and non-exclusive. In fact, it is the sacred -hrine of democracy itself. The association feels Hint the public school plant should uol only be used for the purposes above indicated but. it should bo the polling place of this district. During the last presidential elec? tion |l*residen( Wilson voted at the lire engine house and Mr. Hughes voted in a laundry. Why pay exhorbitaitt rent- for those unsightly und unattractive place? whe'n the school house belong to the people and represent an in? vestment of nearly two billion dollar.-. In the days of the lie brew Uepublic the Ark of the Covenant was kept in the most sacred place in the Temple. Why not Hi,, ballot box, Hie American Ark of the Covenant, not be placed in the Temple of Democracy, the public, school-. Any community interested in the organization of a school and civic league, write tieorge W. ? lay, executive secretary. I 'o o|>erativo Education Association, Uichmond, Va., for bulletins ami circulars of information. Murray-f leanor. Keokee, Va., Sept. 30.?The home of J. 11. Pleanor, of Keo? kee, Va., wus tho scene of a pretty marriage at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning, September ?-!7th, when in the presence of it select Company of guests, the Rev. C. It. Cruikahank, united in marriage with the ring ecru ninny, .Mr. J. Dayton Murray, of Klizabethtoii, Tenn., and Miss Maud M. Kleanor, of Keo? kee, Va. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast wus served. Air. anil Mrs. Murray left on the early afternoon train for a visit to tho groom's parents. 'Pliny will make their home In New. port News, Va. About the best way for Ku j rope to prevent fumino is to 'quit talking and go to work, j'i'bo armistice occurred lout No I vember. ? Last "Eagle" Launched at Kord Shipyard. Ford "Eagle" Boat Number Sixty?the lout one to bo imiu J by tlu> Ford Motor Company, I under the stipulation? of its] war-time contract with the Na? vy Department?was launched at the Biver Kongo (Detroit) yard August 16th at 3:30 p. in., and the long assembling build*I ing which is a third of a mile! long and boused twenty-one of| the submarine chasers at a time, is already being transfer? red into a body-building plant with n proposed output of 61)0 ? bodies dally. Ford officials, workers, sail? ors and many invited guests witnessed the launching. Num ! her Sixty wus dressed with Hags and bunting and as it found its I level in the Boge and floated free from the railroad tracks winch bad carried it onto the elevntor-like launching table, the factory whistle took part in the ceremony by blowing sixty blasts one for each boat launch? ed at the Ford void. Twenty live "Eagles" have already been commissioned by the Navy, and it is expected that tin- remaining boats will be entirely completed by No veinber 1st. tine thing which greatly prolonged the work was the changes made in the out lit. ting of the boats, shortly after the armistice was signed. As rapidly as the "Eagles" are commissioned, the) .ire joining different squadron's of the U. S. Fleet:?Six of the F..id boats urn going to the Phillipiucs to replace six old des troy Ore and gun boats; another squadron will join the International Pa? trol otf the coast of China; "En? glos" I, 2 and d are now are do? ing patrol duty adjacent to Archangel, Itussia; and it is quite probable that a small Heel will be sent to Italy. I'll - "Eagles" were designed particularly to carry the sub? marine detecting devices Oi "listeners," depth hqinp pro ? teeters and three inch gins with which to combat the U boat once it had I.u located by tt i "listener." They uro practically noiseless in opera lion, light, s|.dy and so con Struct od that a quick get-away is possible?it being necessary to often slop to "listen" while chasing down a detected sub. Had the submarine destroyers beeil called into actual service? which o ily the signing Of tin armistice prevented ? they would have "operated" in Ho lilliis of three. (loihmantlei' N icholus, station? ed at the Kongo Vord, Buid he know of no stntument or report issued by the Navy Department relative to the meri.H of the "Eagles," but that they have performed remarkably well on their trial trips ami all tests given them just before leaving the Foul yard. Ami Unit hud they been called into actual Her vice, they would have proven a very formidable enemy to the submarines. Wells-Lewis. Kssnrville, Vu., Oct. 2. ?A wedding of more than Usual in. lerest to the people here, and sin rounding towns, took place Bt tho home of the bride, Mr. I). E. Wells, when his daughter, Mis* tlrace, became the bride of Sergeant A. L. Lewis, engin? eer Coast Artillery, Sunday, September 28th, 101?. Tin- bride is a sweet, lovable and attractive young lady, whom every one likes very much Mr. Lewis is a lino young man, who used to live here, but who has been in thu army seven yeurs, most of the time having been spout in the Phillipines, lie on ly recently returned lo Port Molt, N. J., from which place he came Friday, to claim bis bride. They left Monday afternoon over the N'. & W. for Fort Mott via Washington and Philadelphia. Quite u gathering of interest? ed relatives and friends wit? nessed tho ceremony, which was performed by Uov. Randall, of Norton, alt of whom wish I them a long and happy life to Igether. FOB SALE. ? One Dodge touring car, two years old, in good condition. For particulars apply to this office. octStf I Sweden Will Buy Coal in the United States. The announcement through of? ficial channels that Sweded is to Inn its coal from the United States will moan much to the inining districts near Bristol. Coal from the bituminous fields for export to Kuropc will mostly be slnppe.1 from the port of Nor? folk. Announcement of this de cisiou by tin- Scandinavian coun? tries was made by the State De? partment in a statement ns fol? lows : "The Department of the Stute is advised that two Swedish ex? perts will leave for the United States, September 80th, to in? vestigate conditions of the Amer? ican coal market and the possi? bilities of obtaining tonnage and freighting to Sweden 60*000 tons of coal monthly, according to ar? rangements between Swedish coal importers and American dealers."?Bristol Herald t oo rier. Drafted Men Will he Back by the End of October. Washington, October ?.?All drafted soldiers in the American iinu) will bo returned from Kn? rope by the end of October, Ad? jutant General Harris told the I House military committee din ? ing hearing on the army roorgaii izatioii plan. General Harris -aid a regular army of more than a half million men as pro|K)8cd by the War De? partment might be necessary for the immediate future because of disturbed world conditions, hut he believed the peace time army could number 000,000 men, in? cluding 20,000 olucors. He pro? posed a strong division for Pana? ma, and another for Hawaii, half a division f<>r the I'hilip- > pines, with six infantry and one artillery division' in the contin? ental United Stales, lie also advocated universal military training. Pretty Church Wedding. Wednesday, September 17th at !) o'clock in the .Methodist Otiurch at Lebanon, Va., wua celebrated the marriage of Min? Vera Eugenia Dull' to Mr. Tur? ner Ashby Qilmer. Tho spirit of the season was very artistic* ally emphasized by decorations of golden rod, and other autumn colors. JuHt preceding the cer? emony .Mrs. John C. Qilmer, of Bristol, rendered a very appro? priate musical program at which time Miss Kathleen Kelly, of Bristol, Va., sang two songs. Tho wedding party was preced? ed to the altar by little Miss Jane Qilmer, niece of-the groom, who curried tho ring. Other Ulriobuta of the wedding party were Miss Maud HulT, of Koa iinke. maid of honor, and Mr. lt. N. Anderson, of Lebanon, boat man, ?Mr. Oakley Qilmer and Mr. Dairy Bouth UCtiug us ushers The ceremony was performed by Rev. I. S. Anderson, of Boso Hill, V'a , cousin of the bride, ussistud by Bov. Ulm, pastor of tho church. Immediately after tho core tnony Mr. and Mrs. Qilmer loft for a visit to some eastern cities. They will bo tit home to their friends after October 1, at Leu? anon, Va. Out of town guests present for tho occasion included .Mr. K. VV. Dutr, brother of bride, ami wife, Catjtlewood, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Buck, Mrs. T. T. Dickt-nsoii, Misses Emily and Julia Dickunaoo, Casclowood, Va.: Mr. aod Mrs. John C. Qil? mer, of Bristol, Va.; Mr, and Mr* Henry Gilinor, of Norton: Mr. and Mrs. Meek, of Burko'n Garden, Vu., and Mrs. Lovoll, (of Cincinnati.?Lebanon News. F?ll ?S?LE. ? One English iSetter bird dog. Apply to Mrs. 'J. E. Bunn, Big Stooe Qap, Va. ?adv.