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VOL. XXVIII BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1920 No. 5 Young Men's Club Tim noxt mooting ol the Young Moo's Clnb will be hold Friday night, KVbruttry tllb, nt 8:4fi p. m. in tlif ilining room of the Monte Vista Hotel. At this meeting tho committees on the Dilflielil road ami the hosiery mill will report and these ami other matters of importance will he discussed The situation with regard to the Dil ill old read is developing rapidly . The petition for a bond issue in this district to in elude ?50,000 for m.ieatlami/iug this rood frodl Kast Stone Gup to the Lee county line is moot ing with almost universal favor, and it appeals to he practically certain that thinbnitd issue will he m ule and that Wise county's part of this road will ho com? pleted this year. Tint Scott county citizens have also taken this road up actively anil arc circulating a petition for a bond issue in tint Taylor Dis? trict, which will provide funds to complete the road from Duf. field to the Lee county line. Tlie Committee of the Young Men's ( 'luh, of which Mr. Irvine js chairman, h ei n6V\ succeeded in getting thel.ee county pift; pie interested and a petition for a bond issue will he circulated in the Y'tikitm Station District of Lee county which will pro vide funds in complete that purl of 'his road which will lie in Lee county. A strong effort will also he made to induce the state Highway Commission to Change till) uniting of the slate highway so that it will pass hy way of the Natural Tliiihel ami Dufllold instead of the Purchase Kidge. Wiih regard to the hosiery mill a representative of some strung hosiery interests was in Dig Stone (Jap the past week looking over the situation, ami it is understood that ho found it satisfactory in must respects He was principally concerned as to the supply of labor and sine ? the lists which were cir culaied some weeks ago were found to he incomplete a new committed of the club has been appointed which will uomplott this work at once. li is hoped that all girls who would like to have steady employment in it large modern factory uudci gond working conditions will sign tltbse lists, us the success or failure in lauding the mill will depend largely upon the showing made as to the labor supply The campaign fur member ship for the club for the yeai 1920 is not proceeding satisfac? torily. Several substantial cit? izens have refused to renew their memberships for this yeai when approached by the can? vassing committees. It is hop? ed that these gentlemen will rccousider in view of what the club has dune and is doing to promote the welfare of the town. It is the only organiza? tion the town has thai can speak with a united voice on any question, or can put forth tiny strong or united effort along any line in which the in? terests of the town call for ac? tion. The Duflield road, the defense, of the town against the rise in telephone rates, the as? signment of Pullman space to Big Stone Gap, and Inn ell'orts to secure industries are a few examples, of the things that would not have been donu bad the Young Men's Club not tak? en them up. The same is true in loss degree of the improve incut in the bousing situation. It is htiliovcd thnl any citixom, who is sincerely Interested in the welfare of the town, will give the club his support by joining it for this your so that this work may be continued, : and the prospects which it now has in view may proceed for Ward to a successful conclusion. I "AMERICA!" "AMERICA" The Millions Cry in Sad Ar? menia. Land of Stalking Death. "The Laud of Stalking Death," is the title of n great article in tlie November issue of National iJeogragraphic Magazine by Mr. Melville ("hater, just re? turned from that stricken country. No people on earth have Buffered like these inno eont, helpless people of the Near East have Buffered, under the iron heel of tlie "Unspeuk able Turk." four million peo? ple! look to America to save them from hunger ami cold. I'lio American Commission for Relief in tbe Near K.ist, is the only organization attempting to save thorn; that is why thoy cry to America, it is said that half million pooplo will die, without the aid now being so? licited in our land of plenty. A great nation Wido cam? paign is on February l to 22 to raise money to save those stricken people. Virginia's al? lotment is $300,1. It takes l?.on per mouth, or ftlO.OO per] year t" supply food to keep one orphan child alive. There are1 al least 250,000 of those home, loaa orphan children, ami the (Jnited States government in forilis Us that they ale dying 11 um starvation and Freezing, ii t lie rale of 15Q a day. Wise county is asked to save KU of these helpless children. That m. an.- a contribution of j i.siio Richmond District is asked to (?are for SO of this number, i\ Inch means that we must raise $1,800. The moving picture theaters of the county will show ootidi (ions in Armenia some night this week. Through the school children the news will bo cir? culated when life film will be put mi tu ltig St?he (iap. Every man, woman ami child, with any heart at all, will re? spond to this tragic need of the most unfortunate people on earth. A. L. Siii matk, County Chairman. To All Music Teachers. A mooting of the State Music Teachers' Association, of Vir? ginia, will be held in Ronnokc, February 20*23. This early an? nouncement will enable all mu? sic teachers to plan to attend. Leave home Thursday, arrive in Uoauoko that samo day. At lend the. opening session und discussion of plans for organi? zation Friday morning. Hear tin- splendid musical program Friday afternoon, enjoy the as? sociation banquet supper Fri? day evening and Anna Case concert Friday night. Satur? day morning there will be the closing business and you can return home refreshed, inspired and ready to start work Monday with renewed enthusiasm for your work, for your town and state. Arrange to make up lea. .sons for Thursday and Friday which you will be absent from your classes, so that you will not have to do that when you return. (Jo to the conference full of spirit to outer into the plans for raising our musical profession, for standardizing music in our schools, towns and the slate. You will meet others who ale engaged in the same work, ami learn of now plans and mate trials. Von cannot atlord not to go to this meeting, it is u du ty you own to yourself as well as to your pupils. Plun to be present. Do not think of now clot ties, wear your old ones and go to K?an?tte February ii?VtIi. c\ program and budge will be mailed to all teachers who will attend. Send your name to Mrs. 11. T. Stone, secretary, Christians burg, Virginia. You are need? ed to help organize music in Virginia. Kemember the slo? gan, "Music for the masses? the ma-joes foF music." Mit?. J. P. Bb#>ttk. The Homage of France Memorial Ceremony on Wash-; ington's Birthday. The French popple, as a token . of respect to tie1 memory of the American dead, have given to the United States government a memorial certificate, for pre- j sehtution to the neu rest of kiii j of all Americans who died in tho service ot their country during tile World war. This certificate is to he given to the families of all who died while honorably in the service,wheth? er on thin side or overseas: The United States govern? ment hits requested the Ameri? can Legion to undertake the presentation of lite,certificates, and accordingly each of the Mono local posts of the legion is 'now preparing te hold u public memorial ceremony on \Vnslt I ingtoil's hin Inlay, Sunday, Feb. rllury 22nd, at which the mem? ory of the dead will he honored and the certificates will he pre sun ted to all tin- families entitl? ed to them within the territory covered by the particular post The presentation for Pig Stone tiap, Klisi Stone 'lap, j Cadet, Appulachia, Stouega land Black wood \V ill he ihade under the auspices of the Hen? ry Ni Title Po-t with tlie aid of tin- Bed Cross, the United Daughters Of the Confederacy and the t ominllnity League. A program is now being pro paied by tin so organizations 'which will include religioiisjbx ercises, singing by the school j children, instrumental iiiusic by .1 local orchestra or by the j Appuluohiit band, addresses h . prominent Clti/.eiiB, a pageant scene and the reading of the i roll of In>iior with presentation Uif the French certificates. The 'families entitled to the eertiti eates will have special reserved seals assigned to thctn, and in cases where they live at .some distance, automobiles will tic sent for I hem il tlu-y so desire. .Members of the Henry -N. Tata Post m uniform will nerve as ushers. Further details are now heing worked nut by the com? mittees of the \ ai ioitsorganiza? tions, ami full aniiouuiio'.noni will shortly Ue made giving place and hour of the cere? mony and the complete pro? gram. Below is lbe mil of honor as known at present. Any one knowing of additions or correc? tions that should he made, is requested to inform immediate? ly either A. M. Ureonlichl, Ap pttlucliia, or Wm. A. Stuart, i'og Slum- (lap, or l'ii Ii I Uuudry , Slnnega. This committee also desires to know the name ami address uf Hie nearest of kin of ouch boy on the roll of honor, atld whether (lie family denies all automobile sent in tiring I them lo tin- ceremony : Henry X. Tuto, Kiul Stbni Oiip. Vivien K. M.nisi r. Ilig M.me (lap. Kiley S Collier, Last SlolioGap. Jaiiwa I'. Ciwcb, Kau duale i.ap W or toy ( ivi i Ii, l.asi Stone (lap. Jain. - It. M irka. Hi). Menu Uaji. i bailie Neely, C'ailk. William W. Iterry. Kuat Stoilo Cap. Kil?iu It. Wade, Ap|ialacliia. Prank i .On A i nil i ,.in.).' Hi-hop, tuibottob; Kinns M llurhaio, Kant Stmio Cap. Oscar Willis, Ilig Stone (jap. dole.- Warner, look), l?g Storni tlap. brown Alluion,(col.), Arno. Attention Lx-Service Men! Have you government iitaur anCe? Do you know that I here is no other insurance equal to it in cheapness and reliability ? Do you know that, if yours has been allowed to lapse, y ou may reinstate ii? Do yon know that if you be? come unable to continue pay? ments, after three years, you can recover a large part of the amount paid? Do you know that in case of your total permanent disability the insurance becomes payable to yourself? Do you know that the Bed Cross is ever ready to advise and assist you, free of charge, in case of need? Address Homo Service Sec? tion, A. B. C, l?g Stone (lap, Va. WANTED. ? Second hand baby carriage. Address Box 138,'Big Stone Gap.?adv. THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA A Training Cround lor All the People. i It is a common charge all over [America that university privil? eges are not available for poor men's -ens. One hears such things said about the University nf Virginia. It is hntli general-' ly and specifically fa No and the bosi answer to the foolish charge is that three-fourths of the hoys there are the B?n9 of poor men. The sons <>f farmers and preach? ers exceed in number those of any other classes. Tha rieh need education its much as the poor and hoi. tho doors are open to tlietu, lint they are even more wide open to sons id' poor men. The impression I hat university education is the privilege of tin few, was horn when it was in? deed a fact, hut times have changed and the bid stubborn liotioii dies hard. Lei the pros-j cut facts speak for themselves, i At the University of Virginia over one-half of the students j wer.- found in a recent study to be self supporting. There lias been a steady increase, especial? ly in tin- lust -even years, in the number of students paying their own way. There are in general three ways by which a student can pay his own expenses at the university. lie may delay his entrance until he has saved up enough money Id carry him through; or he may capitalize, his siimiuer vacation in such aj way as tn meet most all of Iiis expenses : or he may obtain part time employment during the regular session. At the present time students are engaged in thirty diHereul occupations while carrying oii their si tidies. These range from wailing on table at the student dining hall to part lime loat hing in the Ohiirlottesvillo sc-bools; front tending furnaces to running pressing clubs, ihn- man ile.ni onstrates ami sells electric ap? pliances. The university itself helps op? en the door to the deserving stu? dent of small means from Vir? ginia. Loan fund- aggregating $2(1,000 are at the service of the students. The maximum amount lent to a student in any one so;j -imi is $100, Scholarships lb the value ot $21,1171 are award? ed yearly. Of these, IS are privately endowed scholarships or fellowships with till average income to the student of ?Hil. In addition to this, 08 a-sis tuntships are open to advanced students nf ability. These av? erage .-fills each, and are award? ed, other things being equal, to needy students. Kxpenses at the university, as every where els.-, are higher than in any previous year. Hoard .tnd room at the university din? ing hall and in the dormitories range from $11)2 to $2H7 per nine months. Tin- eosl i- souie whiil greater in private hoarding houses. The actual expenditures vary, as everywhere, with the tastes oi' the individual student. The essential question that each prospective student would wish answered is whether his op? portunities tor participation ami leadership in student a If airs are influenced by the amount of money he spends. The answer is that money plays no part whatever in determining the po? sition a student makes for him? self at the university. Success depends wholly upon the talents, the tastes, and the industry of the individual student. As a matter of fact, the overwhelm? ing majority of the acknowledg? ed leaders of the student hotly at tlio university are men of little or no means. In a recent year the most in? fluential and the most popular student, in the University paid every dollar of his expenses by I his own efforts (luring hi- entire I college course. Ho belonged to |a prominent fraternity, was a member of the t'hi hut* Kappa and Raven Honorary Societies, wiis in charge of the extension work of Hie V. M. C. A., presi dent of the JoiTereoh Literary Society and of the Virginia] Union, was on the staff of the University Magazine and of the College Topics, was assistant in history, and was a member of tho general athletic hoard. This is m>t un exceptional caso. NcitllCl poverty not riches prej? udice or favor the opportunity of the student for a complete j and well-rounded education at J the University of Virginia. It i?' a place where wealth i- no prej-. lid ice and poverty neither a bar ? nor a shame. RICHMOND DISTRICT SCHOOL LETTER Dear F e 11 o w - w o r k e r s: .More than half of the school year has gone. Perhaps we are satisfied with the work we have done and ?h results. And then perhaps we are not. Some of Us ai least feel that we want to make the last half of the year better than the first half. Ami We will. the Nnrliin Wetting. There were iTo teachers to register at the Norton meeting. KioUuioud District was well represented. The program of tin- meeting was good. Several very important matters were discussed and resolutions pass, ed in regard tu ilium, l'rof. Sulf ridge presided: The piibplc of Norton won the gratitude of the visiting teachers by then hospitality in opening to us thru Itomi h. Prof. Horton ami he- faculty gave a reception no Friday night that is mils) pleas mtlj remembered by all. Ami the hand CO?COrl! It Was splendid. As we listened to tin line music we could not but ap? preciate the Business Men - Cub lor Hie work they are do. log tor the boys ol Norton Here wen- a lot of young ftil lows w ho ten months ago know little or nothing of music yei now they are ?ble to delight an audience with a leiiglllty pro gram Thank y on y ming un n, ami thank you older men, who ure making u possible fur these > niing men In receive such splendid Ir oning. Libraries. The schools are getting nil in? creasing interest m libraries, Two teachers have sent money tor the Normal Instructor libra, ry. th e has ordered a travel nig library. Soon we hope .hero will honks within reach of each child and youth Of the district. Let iis snood the good tVork. Cfimiiiunh) Leagues, The wc. k has been a good ? ne in the history of the leagues Imbudcn has an orgninz iimn put into ell'ect a Week ago Tues? day night. At the school bouse ? put" a on in her of patrons gat li ? ed ami formed a ieiigui choosing Mrs 11. A. Alexande: is president. The president Inn i strong uabinet and we ttnlici pate splendid work from tin new organization. Wild Cat also ha:, met and organized Miss Giles invited tho patroiir in come together for the [iii pose on Tuesday afternoon. ?i ivural caino und Mr. S. S. Kobtnet was the choice of the meeting as the president. Arno will organize Thursday night, January 20, and Osaka S.ilur lay night, January lit. Kxetei will follow Thursday, Kebruary Roda to Hie i runt. On Friday night last the league at Roda had a box sup? per and raisod I 100.00 tu be used for the beuelit of the school theroj This is a .splen? did record: Stonega. The league ill Stonega one night last week raised $1)0.00. Dorian's Chapel and tlullalo. These schools are planning the use of the money they have' so well earned. Dortons Chdp- i el is getting a large bell for the] roof, some wall lamps with re? flectors., ii reading chart, a Ii. ihrary, a book ca8<a and a Nor? mal Instructor library. Buffalo gets a reading chart, a largo li? brary j a Normal Instructor It [brary, a globe and some wall lamps. Ft is good to have mon? ey in the treasury! Oroiip Mccllnts. Wo 'tro carrying out the in? struction* of the state antl the superintendent in planning for group meetings of the teachers of the district. By this we mean that all the teachers of a certain locality will be palled togethei for an afternoon at a school convenient for the local? ity. The first part of the half day wid be spent in observa? tion and the last portion of the time is an informal discuasinu of the work that has been ob? served, the reading course and other matters of interest to our work. The first meeting will be at Kxoter sawmill school. The schools at Itnbodon and K.Xeter will meet there at ono o'clock for tile afternoon of Friday February <;. A good letter from Sllpt.OoUg. las Patterson, of the Virginia Coal and (Joke Compuuy ex pri sses a hearty interest in the schools on l.oouey Oreek. Plans will be laid for extensive tin proveiiiitnts before the begin* hint! ol another session. Miss M'lodge MotT.Ut, direc? tor of the extension department of the Fast Bedford Normal, will be with us for a week in February Her visit will be of great value lo the district. Notes From Exeter The Homo improvement League, of Kxoter, has gott?u mis, and is netting till town lit due shape tins nice weather \ force of men have been a >vork grading our stri'tits thi ..i ok. We expect lo have tin n looking good by spring As SOUII as tile Weather permit ve expect lo plant trees along ho mam street through the on aro length of the livv. .1. Tlib Union Ail SocioU ha ."o doing good work among Pie UOudy Class of people of l-l|. town. Just recently tho socie? ty secured a home through Mis , Morgan to semi throb little ihildrdii who wore being uog leetcd by their parents. Miss Morgan curtniuh deserves all .bo credit that is given her and many times more, for the work me is doing antl what she has 11 ready accomplished. She meets nil the patrons of the iuliool twice a month and goes ivor with tin in the needs of the Children of the school. We are having a few "lily dV" ila>n occasionally, but the ;in-- is not lost, as most every uody has some work of some Kind to do to keep them busy, niolt us yard cleaning, tree planting ami other necessary .York that is needing to be done. Dr. (juillen ami Policeman miller just about have their hands lull these days looking ifter the sanitary conditions 01 Um town. Mr. Shtilnr has liroatoned to pen nil hogs run? ning at large, SO the ilOgS have made tlietnsulves scarce for the past few days, rather than bu penned away from home. Messrs. tJ. It. Wagner am! Ann-law Hall, of lmbodon, ire visitors in F.xot'-r this week on business. < >n account of their being' single men, they have expressed a desire lo remain in tins place after their work has be.-n Huiahed (so many prett) young girls is the reason we premium). Mr. W. H. Carrier, claim agent for the company has also I.n a business visitor thi' week. Almost daily we have a new family to move into our town but all houses are kept full ti tho brim all the time. Thn speaks good for the manage? ment of this plant. FOR SALE ?Jo aero truck farm :l mill we t of Hig Stone (lap on ri'-'i r in good condition. If interostc r address, P. 0. Box :J7o, Bi Stone (Jap, Va. 2'tf FOR SALK. ? Wicker baby carriage, almost new. Address Box 433, City.?adv.