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>V KDNKSDAY, FEB. 1, 1020 l'tlbtinlied Kerry WclntxkUy Im II:. WISE PRINTING COMPANY. l.>r?.r,.t?r?tf.il tllUBKRT N. KNIOHT. - KOItor. LINDSEY J. HORTON, Ass-t EdltOr Uim Ynnr, - ?I.SO ?Ix Months, ... ,75 Tlireo Montll?, - - .-VO Knt*rwl accoritinc i" postal rpRiiUtionn ?t tho poslofflee Kl Itiij Sinne (Jaj> as kco oinl-olaf* ranttor. Dollars and .Schools. F.ilitnr of The l'ost : One million dollars, the pro posod increase in the state ap? propriation In public schools, taken in the aggregate ?omni.? ratlior largo, nol to say grandiose ?btil lot us analyze very briefly ' what tlii:< increase really will amount to in -nun' nf tin' results attained. Take tin1 largest mid most im? portant item "f expense in mir public schools, providing leach ers. Uno million dollars will make possible ah in. rease "f $70 a year for each teacher in the state. Thr average salary i>l white teachers in Virgilliii m 1018-10 was $.1211 per annum; this average doubtless has not bccii sufficiently raised to roach $500 per annum for the present your, but for the sake of argu? ment, suppose thnl it had, The proposed increase in the stale appropriation would bring tin average to about $570 per annum fur the year 1020-21. Now, the average salary for teachers in the United St id es for I010-2O is estimated at $075 j iti view of present tendencies it is inconceivable (hat this national average will he Ir--- than $700 for 10:20.2] Is't Hi put aside altogether the t|UOBtiuna whether *.'i70 per an mini or $700 pet annum i- a just compensation for teachers, and whether eitler figure will ?tci|i| the tide of leacllers leaving 'be' profession for ittlier work. Lei , us as citizens ol Virginia face squarely these two questions: Will the year 10'Jii-2l lind those Virginia teachers wlm slick tu the profession remaining hi Vir? ginia with its average salary nl less than $570 or migrating tu olhei sections average salary of liiere than $700. Will ilmsni teachers who are drawn away from Virginia he our m?sl poor? ly qualified or mir iritist efficient tea. hers? lest the efficacy ?>! this pro I |Ktsed million dollar increase from another angle. In 1015-10] Virginia ranked JlOth among the 48 slates ill school expenditure per capita of school populatiiiii. The expenditure per capita of school population in Virgiuiii was $10.07, the average foi Ihe United State- was $20.87.1 Though Virginia ha- increasi '. her expenditure, since I'.llli, sti have other sections, and the1 ratio is doubtless approximately the same. The increase nf one million will mean an increase Of about one dollar per capita of school population, still leaving Virginia's expenditure pot capita of school population about half of the average for tin- United States. ruder present assessments und under the present constitutional limitation on local taxation for school purposes tho counties ami districts are powerless in in? crease their schind funds appro, ciably. Belief must come from the -.t?te appropriating the mil linn dollars recommended by the governor and increasing the state school tax from I I to 20 cents on the hundred dollars, will allortl an appreciable degree of relief. The increased rale will add per money to this relief until the 'local communities are empower? ed to add further relief, i Citizens of Virginia, awake! j The dearest institution of it dem? ocracy, our public school system, Its in danger,?in danger not in i !!>;$(), nor in 1022, but now in .1112(1. Let it be known to our representatives in the General I Assembly that we will approve I them atal stand hark of them in Iaffording real, immediate and | permanent relief to the starved public school system of Virginia. t >w ks 11. K.\au .. [Miirtinsville, Va., Jan. 20, 11)20. ;THE KEIGN OF KING ALCOHOL Wuli Apologies to Piv s "ltaven*'j 111 W. S. It,.si: (Itepubllahed from The American Issue) Oiico there rcigticd a mistily glanf? lineal, arrogant, iletiani; i hi hi- inlgut an.I power reliant Thought his rrijjii would ne'er !?? o'er. To no law obeisance mule lie; To im voice Attention paid ho. At im warning st.ippo.l or stayed ho dm his crown this si^u bv boroi "In this land rrom shore to shore I um King r'tircveriiiore." lit- had come when settlers founded Homes upon these shores ithbitunclett; In their midst Ins throni' In- fouiitleii Ami oiitsiin ad ihn nation li lir l oyally the |ieo|iic kcrvol lilin, Meek tubniisaion further nerved lilin, Public scntliituiit preserved htm As in ?neteiit .lays of yorii. Ou tbclr necks his subjects I. His gii-at joke I drover.re He would rule eel state and nation. Utty, hamlet and plantation, Kaoh succeeding generation As lied always ruled before None should ever date deny 11tin . Statute law- should ne'er defy him ; i in sil the i.eitt that dared to try III iii lliiil. und low anil rieh and poor Must bow itowii this king befoii Vnd l.e ml. d roicvcrmore W here the sparkling wine was flowing . Where i il,l fleck lili s. . ,1 was snwlnc: When the . vll w mil was blowing Wheie was danced the dance Of ilcvih ?>n (lie barroom's dusty floor! There with satellite*' galore Wheie the brawler s voice resounded: Where the deadly feud was founded; \\ here the crack <?f pistols sounded And ihe peiilard dripped with core; Whcic the wounded ami the dyitic, mi lho riddouid earth were lying, There thi* kitiR all laws dofyluc High aloft hi- banners bow There amid the wild npniai He was reigning Bv.re. Where a mothcr.tillcd with H.ir.n. iVIi.mid neither buy mir borrow Pood to last until the morrow There he stalked around the door! Waxing fal on her statvati.in; (?rowing rich on he: privation: Taking toll from Irllniliii l.ni. Taxing most the weak ami poor They might bcij from dorn id dooi lie would retgii Korcvcrinorc Hut at l..st there came a rumbling As nf miillied voice mumhlliig. l ew at Tnni, ami then the grumbling Louder sounded than before (Jrudiially, the chorus hwellliie;. SI,..ul? were heard from shore to shot.' ? \\h eti.il -shall KUI? No Motel ' Then this monarch, scenting battle, I ii shed his hosts like, driven oat tie I ii. ii Ihn hound ol muskets rattle And tin- camion's deafening roar w,.ke the nation from its slumber . Hade it count it- ions to number Whether Kill); should liillgol cumber This fair laud from .shore to shore, Onlj this and nothing more: ?Who shall nile I'orevcrniore ! Wiicii at last th.' eall was sounded And from shore to slime resounded, forth from every ipiartcr bounded Veteis In the thousand ?coro Thon wen- h.ard the leaders calling To the lieoths and pulling, tiatlllugi APPLE GROWERS LOSE $3,000,000 ANNUALLY Most of This Vast Sum Could He Saved by Proper Spray? ing Methods. The commercial apple grow, ei s of Virgiuin suffered a loss ..f lit) per cent , or considerably more than ^J,0(K),00a), during the past season floin controlla ble diseases and insects accord. South-West Insurance Agency Inuoi 'porntocl Kire, Life, Accident and Casualily In] surahce. Fidelity arid Other Bonds Real Estate and Commission Brokers. HICi STONE GAP, VA. L & EVI SEMI-PASTE PAINTS BZ8T THAT CAN UK MADE v Cost to vou $3.25 n Gallon when made ready to use RECOMMENDED BY SATISFIED USERS FOR OVER 40 YEARS Obtain COLOR CARD from our Agfa" ?' LONGMAN A MARTINEZ Mamafecturcrs N?w Ytrk ing t? conservative eatlmnto made and field iii?m( in horticul tun*, plan! pathology ami ento tnology at ihn Virginia Poly, technic Institute These im n have, visited i vrr\ commercial apple producing section since September first, and they estl mate ihut cedar rust, is respbti sib! for 63 percent of this loss; codling ninth, tfi p.' cent; loi? ter rot, 13 j?er cent; scab, 8 par Cent; trog eye loaf spot, ? ptir cent; blotch, '-' per cent; sooty blotch i?r cloud fungus, 'J per eent; lire hlight, 1 percent, finit -pnis. 1 per cent, and other mis? cellaneous diseases and IllSCClS, I per cent. All the ttbovo mentioned dis? eases ami insects tire readily controlled, ami with compara? tively little expense, with the possible exception ol Iruit spots. Cedar rust, which is responsible for over hall (d the loss is liest controlled by lie- removal of cedar In es lor a radius of at least two miles from the dreh ar<l and fiuit growers in the principal York Imperial pro? ducing sections are already busy making a tysteinutic iid dauee of these trees, either by permission nf tin neighboring farmers through the opt'ra? tion nf the red lit I list law. l)iscaSliH and ins, els result, ing in is pei ceiii id the lessen are colli rolled by ri in spray? ing materials, propci I; applied at the proper line . Ii inns! be bOrim in mind thai ilie cotiuner eitil tipjdc ..lowers all sprayed and thiil op; nxiuniicly n lint' liiin and .i i <if tlnlbiis were lost III spile . t the -praying. I bis tines no) u.ein ihul lliiise sprays were inelli el i\... Inn thai one of ihren uppliciilionS should have l|ecii inade id iitoi-l caSi s. Tin- tew tipple griiwirs who made Um pri pi r number nf ! horbngh nppiic liiotis ol stitn* d ml jiingicid. s h ol -oo,| t,ii:d. i I y f r 11 i i. Stielt heavy losses have not been recorded for several years, becan-c seasonal conditions for a feil yeins iiievmos in I a!'.' ? el o milch 111 l 111 i 1 uk gl OW el s' favor; couscipieiilly they he caine Ijix in linn preeaiilions ? ml eist cooshleiably more niuiiey in ill Iii i bun would liavi I been speni m following it eoiii plete spray e ileud ir for siiveritl years. The extension division ai Hlttckshurg Im- prepared a spray calendar, based upon sev. end yettrs' investigation and experience iti the s,.Ver.ii sec? tions of Virginia, which can be had by reijiiesi fiiVni the local agent or by' writing to the Ex? tension Division, iilacksburg. If fiuit growers will write tin. i.i.xtenbioli division, advising it of I In- principal causes of losses in their orchards in 1019, it wil be glad to make out specific spraying instructions. It is not program and place the order lor such materials its will be ueeiied to meet the season's need's.--lt. K Marshall, llnrti curist, Extension Division, Hlncksbttrg, Vril "The Love Kiss." It is generally admitted thai for some time to coino the American theatrical public will desire entertainment of the lively , light stv le to m ike them forgo! the somberness nf what has passed. In line with Ibis thought comes i he announce meiil that AI \V Muriain's ra. di int musical comedy gem ''The I.ove Kis.h" will be the offering ai the Amiizu Theatre, on Sat? urday night, February 7 When this music.il offering was first produced it was received with a I furor.i a ii .1 played for a whole .season to pnckcd bouses. It is little wonder, therefore, that Ideal theatre patrons are looking forward with expect nticy, for the produotion has not been changed any since its original presentation. Community League Meeting. The monthly meeting of the Community League will he held Friday afternoon at 3:30o'clock in th" school auditorium, Shv soon to make nut the I9?0 Shoes! Shoes! Shoes! Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week we will offer you choice from 5.000 pair of Shoes with a guarantee at the greatest reduced price ever heard of in Big Stone Gap. Ladies High Top Bals SI2,50 values at - - $9.25 Men's English Dress Shoes. $12.00 values at - $9.00 Men's 1 I envy Work Shoes will be oil on each pair - - 10 per cent 1000 pair of Mens, Ladies and Children's Shoes on our bargain counters dis? played for the sale, will be reduced 20 per cent This is the best selected stock of Shoes in Wise County and are nationally advertised. Phone your order if you can t come. Phone 30. BIG STONE GAP, VA. oral littititirs of nupmtunce are) to crime for discussion 'l'< a will bo served |>\ no? domestic! -i'O'uoo eiils to tlioRc present. All me eonlmllv inviti d. there tire IKi.UUU Rods listed j io the United Sutten, oll inili ! i'Mltlilily, call,el n ? ? i 1 > , Solidly] a lei eternally against i tto gov ? 'i line ol As a thrifty humus of busting tip tins in'.-! of lioi'-jj to ts we suggost that ilin) bo collected Pup-t her, parceled "in to <mr futon i s, iiiul compelleijl to till tin' .-nil lot i ui- behelil of those who lii'lievH in law, order anil American institutions. This should be 'ban- iiuilei eoilrt seit tehee, in ttie fiirin of punish mont, (ilid no Wage should he paid tin in ll would break tip this orguilixtiioii of traiitirs to the mouth tliat feeds them, and might eventually make decent citizens ot a few of them. The Tinted plates autt Rus? sia are the only nations ot the world that aie ma now at pi nee with 0 or mail v. We should he proud of tin company ?ye keep, 'I'b" government lias tlone well so far ill ridding the prill li try of tlin worst of I host- aliens who have been plotting to over? throw tin- government, I'.ui don't stop at that. keep right nn until there is hot a disloyal person left wit bin our borders. We liv ed very comf rtilbl.v be? fore they intruded tlioinsolvoH into our lives, und hi- can get along vit)' nicely alter they hm e been kicked out. hilt intlir ur?ti'?ittil?c>rp. Teno, Ki tic ?so?. Mch, o Don"! h?f'iif dieout h le>*'ea*oar<M?n?> "ilmi avirinlif. Tiy III! our TODAY. .'?.!-. tU t> HOW'S THIS! Pork Chops, per pound.35c Sausage per pound.30c Round Steak, per pound.32c Sirloin Steak, per pound.35c Teaboric Steak, per pound.40c Hoiletl I lam, per pound.60c Breakfast Bacon, pet pound.60c Hamburger, per pound.25c Best k'oast. per pound .25c Minced Haiti, per pound.27c Bologna Sausage, per pound.27c Weihers, per pound.27c Brains, per pound.20c I iver, per pound.20c Hisel's Meat Market Telephone 117 The Vapor Treatment t-OR Influenza, Croup and ( \f- Croup and -U^;H^j?^y >, / Pneumonia -v' l"***'"^. 1 ?1/ Mothers?Tlinkniwlhcinciiiiti \ff J ?~ ^?,^s=?/ ^y ?| waititirr hclples ly tltrougli Ion ? ii 'Mr* l"r il.c |iliv?ici.in may nor ami. i:i lime will haid Vapo. ! ; !, ly (ail to keep on lund a bottle of tin's effective mien remedy mentha is a certain preventive and specific tor colds, t roop, it I f j Ci'l'Pe. i'?"f.monu and oshet respiratory ailments. I v-iAi? .??BRAME'? i& r~ SALVE WILL NOT STAIN THE CLOTHES ?3 3V*.-., ? --f^W. It i* applied externally to i!ie chert, tliro-.i an.l no> t.-ilt ami is quickly absorl c.l tluoii(,!i the pores cl i! r ..!.:n. Itj healing vapors litejand sir Inhaled directly i.j tlu infected membranes. A double-action reou.lv, ir U doubly Certain to pn ? rjiU/aclory rvtulii. It baj this rharacteriitic Ural ili?linr?ui?hes it fo.ui otlirr . ,!vr , it will not :lain the cl.ithe-. Pin- a bottle 11 Vapomenlha [TODAY. Ir i$ an inva: protcrti'.ii far an i.ui:;nilir;:.t price. nOc, 60c. and $1.20 Bottles ?I All Drue *nd Generul Sture?. Ii your dealer cannot oipply you ..ide.- fror