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The Big Stone Gap Post.
VOL. XXVIII BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA.. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 31. 1920-' -ItoW Committee Submits Plans For (he Construction <d New Homes in liijj Stone Gap. Tin- building cniumiitcc coin (posed of J, It Wumpler, W II \V i i n, Win A Sluan .I,,l,n \\ . fciiulkio) und K K Tnggnrt, ?a hu ll w an appointed at n re iriint incnling nf I In- Young .Men's Club tu draw up tlie most practicable plana tor financing the omni ruction nf additional homes in Big Stone Clap, made jtheir report at a tipociul cull meeting of the club hmt li'riduy night. A paper, prepared h> the committee, was mad before tlu- mooting by .1. It Wuiitpler, outlining in dotitil thu plann by which quill, a -iiiii nl monoj could be realized if given prop? er etippori bV lie- business men of the I.iv. ii The plan as sub milted here was heartily eh domed by (In- club ami recom? mended thai the building i. milieu continue its work and get as many business men into the syndicate ttH sunn as poesi bin so the work nf building these houses could commence at once. Mr Ohalkley, another mein her of (be building committee made a shorl talk before the cluti, nil) illg Ihal tin- time had 8 come for Big Storni (.Jap tu grow, and unless (be proper living conditions were provided and that at mice, the greatest chance that ever confronted the town Would slip by. lie admit? ted however, people hen- had held blick fr. I In- huildiug of bouses as a money making proposition on account of (he enormous prices prevailing oil building material, tun in Other eomninuilies they had broken over and were huildiug Ii.s us fast as material could be so cured and there was no reason why tin- same thing could mil bo doliu in Itig .Stone (Jap In in-half of tin- Itig Stone Imp I,and Complin) ho slated that they had planned a few weeks ago io construct two residences, but after hoch ring huts t In- price Uppen rod so high tin-) with, drew their plans tearing tin-} could not realize any thing on their investment. I'm now us (In- club had probably worked nut a plan by which In- thought the investment would at least he he Bufe Mr. Ohulkloy said the land company ivould com liieuce at once the const met ion of these (wo houses. There is now an immediate demand lor six or eight houses and it is the. intentions of this ibuildiiig Committee id complete their arrangement* for the huildiug of these homes somo lime this week. Later reports from them imlicale tiu-y are liieeling with genuine success in getting the support of local business men ami already have twenty four signatures on the pelilion which represent an amount of $2-1,000 ami the coin initli e have several other good prospects in view. Bond Election For Richmond Magisterial District Will Be Held on April 20llt. The election to ascertain the w ishes of the voters of the Kich inond Magisterial District re? garding the issuing of bonds for the improvement of ihu roads in the district will he held on April 20th. The roads are bad? ly in need of repairs und it is only through a bond issue that sufficient money can be secured to put them in tirs! class condi? tion. Pure Bred Sire i The agencies of the United State? Department of Agneiil it uro ha vc been for the last two I ? or three weck? trying to put over a special eampuigo for I pur.- brod sires, eattln, horses, hogs und chickens. Thul Vir giuiiins tire taking more inter losi than any other state in tin onion in especially gratifying to all of on, tun we must remember thai wo probably have the poor. 681 cattle and bog? in Ihn whole country right here in the Old Dominion. Shall we atop now? At no time in the history ol thq pedigree live stock business has ho much attention boon giv? en to the matter of keeping better live stuck on the Ameri can fat in. On account of the increasing scarcity of labor, thel average farmer has to modify his 8) stein of farming to lit new conditions so as to conserve -oil fertility ami at the same (lino Secure ndequntu returns from the soil, lie is solving the problem by using nil the live stock oil the farm that his an.ago will bear As a rule tbo maintenance of pedigreed beef cattle, hogs and sheep will call for less tilled soil and more ami hotter pastures with a conso queul reduction in the amount of fixed labor per farm. There are many loon who would like to have pedigreed live stock, men who feel thai no other kind of stock will pay, but probably no lacking in the knowledge of what kind of stock they want, some are waiting for lower prices, whenever that may be. i the of the Itrsl requisites for (lie man who waiita to get. bel? ter livestock is whether he real, ly likes bis live stock. Love, whelhei inherent or acquired must exist for the animal, for the reason that the thing that i u t e r eats a man lllo'St will get most of bis time and bis liest efforts. A man that sees merely a Hollar in his livestock will never inako illpre i ban a passing show at I he best . I If you me one of the lovers ol | good animals it will pay you tin talk the matter over with your neighbor'who has Home. Then, do not forget that you have a county agent trained and paid to help yotl judge and select the slock. We do not have to go into other states to gel better Cattle, hogs ami sheep. Your county agent can place you in touch with men in Leo county who breed the best in Short? horns ami llurefords; in Duroo ami Poland China ami <>. I. ?. Hogs: in Shropshire and Hamp? shire sl.e.-p. That is purl of my business. We should have business session soon ami talk this nver an.und your hearth. It' livestock is kepi on the farm the best is none loo good K. S Suttlk, County Agent, Joiiesville, Ya. Easter Dance to lie at Monte Vista Hotel. A delightful Kastor dance will he given Friday evening, April 2nd, from nine til Ihren o'clock .-astern time in the dining loom of the Monte Yista Hotel. The music for the occasion will he furnished by the Wil? liams musicians who compose one of the best orclleslr is ever heard in this section. Unfit-shim-tils will be served all the guests during the inter, mission. The ohdperoiies for the dance are Mr. and Mrs. R. IS. Tuggdrt, Mr. and Mrs j VS. II Wren, Mr. und Mrs , Marvin Kelly, Mr. and Mrs.; D. IS. Savers." The committee for the dunceI who are putting forth every ef forl t<> make this one of the most enjoyable dances of the season are: Messrs. Itoscoe Wolt/., Pick Cuntrell, Fred Ha? ley, II W Mcdilor nod 0. K. Patrick. livery one is cordially invited to attend this dunce. NOTICE A dividend of one ami one half per cent i lta)nn the par value of each share of Preferred Stock of this company for iho quarter ending March 31, lf>20, has been declared payable on or before April 16, 1020, to pro ft rre-1 stockholders of record at close of business March 31, 1920 Kentucky Utilities Company, 13-11 A. A. Tutllo, Secretary Plans For Roads Meeting SV. Q. Colitis, of Kin Stone (lap. was in Itriatol yesterday in confer ?villi Henry (Qooil Roads) Roberta tiliolil tho big Kentucky - Virginia highway ineeliiig lo lie held at Wirt?, the Wine county so'ni, April Olli. Mr. KoberiH is writing .1. W Chalk lev, of Itig Sinn.' Gap; giving lija views .if the Until ar rangemntilH f..r this bin meet itii?, hlil is leavmi; lo Mr. Chalk ley ami the Wise county inter csts tin- mailer of any details they u iah in arrange. Mr. Roberta, like Mr. (Joutta, i? of the opinion thai this will lie mm of tin- must important high way a in tin- whole aouth, tn insure it li,nnn a real success. The Wise coiinly gooil rotnli? forces uro fully awake In the possibilities of the Inn nutionnl highway ami tin. commercial chili of Appalachia has hud del ogntiotiri i.> Bristol oh two oc? casions recent I) regarding the part of this highway in the Kentucky Mold, Tim new town of Lvucli, nine mileH froin Ap ptllachill, has a daily payroll of $50,000. Wise coiiiity looks to Itristnl for leadership not only in get? ting those highways, hut in all nf tim construction ell.tri which the Mristnl trade territory is tn 1 make. In a letter tn the llerillll Cell rier. Colonel Ma ret, president of the U00110 Highway; stairs he and the Kentucky State High? wiiy engineer have arranged in I he al tin- meeting at Wise. Tho] Lexington Chamber of Coin merce has appointed a commit* tee in cooperate with the forces hidiind the K.-ntncky UiVer Highway and over to Norton. Judge Moore, of .leiikiua, will he in Itig Stone (Jup Friday lliglll lo confer with .1 W. Chulkley regurditig llietlnul ihe tails of the bin UlCOlilig. Judge Moore i s recognized tin Ilm Marshal Kneh, of tho Uig San dy good roads forces, and ia do? ing some good work 'I'll.' idea of getting It. tl Hhelt, of Charleston, S. C , to liristOl hud Id thebig highway meeting at Wise, and the hear ty approval ilia receiving will insure real ellorts being mailt, to get him here on that OCCll mmi 'Kriatol Herald Con rier.| School News Kittled by tin; Sciiinr I'lax* Friday afternoon at :i::tti the Athenian Literary Society ineel ing Was held. A very interest iug prngrum was carried .nit The society iti now having a number ot preliminary debates. The aubjeel for discussion is: "Resolved, Thai lint Federal I Uovernment should provide couipulsory arbitration for all disputes mi public utilities." 'I'llin subject is to he debated at the county fair which will he held al Coehurn soon. Rev. C. W. Dean nave us a good tall; based on the lecture, "Acrert of Diamonds.'' Mm. Molt also gave us some very impressive fuctri when she Con? ducted Cliupol. Her subject was "Cigarette Sinok mi; W hat a Successful Husiness .Man Thinks of Its Kir eels." Shu showed us that by weakening our mental ami physical rapac? ities we make ,1 impossible lo "Render unto Caesar ihethillgH that are Caesar's ami lo I ]oil the tilings that are (bid's." For -tl least mm whole day this week nor school smiled This came about as a result of Hev. Shumate's, chapel talk Fri? day. Mr. Shumate's talk con? tains just enough humor id make lls atari Ilm day looking happy. When he tells lls to Binile we always smile for we can see that he believes in it. During the pretty weather of the last few days mir baseball and basketball teams have been (netting in good practice. They are looking forward lo a sue I Cessflll season. J Thursday was mm of our rei letter days. There were no tar I dies in school. FOR SALIO. ? Five passenge litis model Ford touring car Apply to W. f Uoodloe, city ?adv. ! RICHMOND DISTRICT SCHOOL LETTER Dear Fellow Workers: llow we are looking upon those closing weeks of school life? Are ihoy (lays of drudgery from willed we punl for releaai No, rather, they are days Mied with the riebest opportunity? ? lays all loo short and all too few because of the tunny things we want lo ilo in them for the good of our pupils, our schools ami our commuirilies, Appalaihia Communlt) League Capture* Ihe Town, i >n Wednesday morning, March 24, the IllOtuhorsllip com? mittee under direction of Mrs. (Joopor, the chairman, begun a spirited drive for new members for lite league, 'The response of the citi/.eilH was line. They were only waiting for an op portunity to enlist. Full returns are not vet in hut the indica? tions are that about eighty new members will he the result of the campaign. Three cheers for the committee and for the hew members, The next meet? ing will he Friday afternoon, April ami this mooting will tie a', the town ball. Already the president is planning lorn gathering that will he memor able in the history of t he league. Watch the announcements. New Root at Buffalo. The little two roomed school at Ifulfalo has been doing line work this session under Misses Skeeti lllill (iilly. Long needed repairs have just been made to the roof. Lamps have been purchased ami two libraries, ('ougraluliilions. School at In man in Re-open. The two room school al I Oman is to re-open April ft: It will be in charge of Prof. Sevier II, Meaib1, who has been leaching near Wise This school has been closed nearly a month. We are looking lor two mouths of splendid work A father in this CllinO struct the right note w hen he said 10 till! supervisor last Monday, "I'm nut going to stay tiny where that 1 cannot get a good school for my children;" Once let this spirit get into tin? men of u community and they can have as good schools us tiny want. I'repariiiK lui Heiter Work. Many of the leuchurs of the district are planning to go to a Slimmer school to lit themselves fur better work. <Miss Jordan, who has Inen at Kellv View, already entered List K.i,llmd Normal for lb" term beginning March JJ. She is delighted with the place and t he wol k Du Vau Wa?l a School lur rwo Moaihs? It is piite possible that we can make use of your services for April and May if you have a certificate mid no school for these moullis. Send in yolir application Miss Williams Stands h> I.aura. In spite of many discourage llients Miss Williams from Scott county has stood lo her post at Laura. She spent the week end at her home. I Splendid Group Medial m k.ula. I One of the most successful group meetings of the session was held at Rotlil Friday, .March 19. Snpt. Kelly was present and I h e following teachers: Misses Tale, Wells, Sproles, Lawsou, Maude Hoberls. Rosn lie Roberts, Nelson, Delia Wil? lis, Mrs. McOonnell ami Profs. Chandler and Panned and T?te. The meeting was line. This school is to be congratulated on the splendid improvements, GBO. A. JOKOAX, ltural Supervisor. Bridge Needs Repairing. We wish to cull the attention of the mayor and town Council to the condition of (he Lust Fifth Street tiridgii across Pow? ell River. The water has un dermiued the abutments und they huve commenced 10 give way and unless they are repair? ed at once before Ihe Bpiillg rains conies much damage may be done to the bridge which will cost a large sunt to repair. It will take very little lo re? pair it now and it should be done without delay. FOR SALE. ? Potato onion seta: 'Phone or write Catroo it I Hunter, big Stone (lup.?adv. febl8-2m. Mrs. Emily Thompson Dead. M rx. Kmily Thompxon, hotter known uH Grandma Thompson to her friends died Monday morning a boo I eight o'clock after an illness of only a few hours at her son's home, John Thornpso >, in the < lap. Mrs. Thompson, who was nouring her nighty second birth? day, was horn anil rearetl in | Seoit county. Site professedI faith in Christ in early life und i joined the church and was a faithful member. She always attended the Methodist church I in the Grip every Sunday that) she could get out She was faithful to visit the sick ami help in time of need as long as she was aide. Mrs. Thompson was stricken with paralysis nearly two years ago and since then has had sev? eral attacks of heart trouble and during one of these attacks Monday moruiug she passed quietly to the great beyond, sin- w conscious to the end, huviug called her daughter in law, Mrs. John Thompson, to her bed when she felt the attack. I ler remains were taken Tues? day moruiug to her old home near Jasper, where they were buried. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs Maggie 1'arrott, of 'l'acoma, Wash., and Mrs. Jim Slithers, of W hilf wound, V.i , and her son, John Thomp? son, with whom she made her home in the Can ami a number of grand children and a large number of f rieiiils, Mrs, I*. F. Kibler Dies at Her Home in Appalachia, Tlie ?hole community was -hocked and grieved Sunday morning when Mrs . I!. V. Kibler died al her home in AppalucllIU after .in illness of just a few days. Her remain- were taken lues, lldj to Norton, where they were hinted hv the side of her hus? band. Ii.' V. Kibiei, who died a few months ago with heart trou? ble. Mr-. Kibler i- survived by ,-ight children and a number of giaud children. Little llanv Kibler Tiiylol. ol the Cap, liaby -,,n of 11 ui'ry l av lor, of lla/.atd, Ky., is one of her grand-mis. Surprise Party. A large! number of the young? er buys and girl- gave Mm- Mar? garet Taylor ti very enjoyable surprise, party at the home of her parents, Mr. aitd John Tay lur, Saturday evening al eight thirty. After playing numerous game- and hiving contests the young folks (lieu served the de lictou- refreshments which they had brought along with them, Those m the party were : Misses Kinina Duncan and May Horton, teachers in the public school, Louise Nickels, Anna Bird, Tlicliu.i Dnwcll, Jacqueline. Head, Maude Carpenter, Mary Christy, Cilherta Knight, Vera I'cttiC Mary Pierson; Lois Witt, Thehnn Stewart, Veliua Ilium, Lucile Taylor, Margarid Wolfe, Catherine Barum, Anna Barron Collier, Keleid Tiller, lliriain Draper, James ami Joe Little. Easter Sale Announcement. The Baptist Ladies' Aid Socie? ty will have an all day Luster -ale Saturday, April ;trd at Uoodloe Urbs', store. Don't fail lo see their hand-made counter? panes ami fancy household linens. Ami don't forget the kitchen -ale. There will he dressed chicken, s;dads, cakes, pies anil numerous other dainties. For the children there will he an assortment o I liniue-nintlc candies and Kaster egg-. Then- will also be on sule a variety of potted plaids which will add lo tl.hariu of the Imme at Kastertiile. We earnestly solicit your pat? ronage. Baptist Ladiks1 Aid Sociktv. If you want to become na? tionally known you have only to write a glowing testimonial for BoniG pa tont medicine and mail it to the manufacturers. They will do the ieat. Revival Meeting at Big Stone Gap Baptist Church. Next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, our evangelist will tio with on. to begin a series of meetings. There will be a ?er. vice every evening at 8 o'clock for two weeks. We hope all of our people will plan ahead, in order lo attend regularly, und give all the help and encourage? ment possible. This is not to he a campaign of oxcitemeut; thero is on fanaticism about it. It in a campaign of reason and com? mon sense. It is an effort to gel people to remember that they have a soul as well as n body, that needs attention and development. Why feed tile body and starve and ignore the spun, '.lie eternal part of the man: Come ami hear plain gospel proachiog, and an ear nest appeal to every man lo do a real man's job while he lives in the world, ami to do it hi such a way that it will s'nnd the tests of the future. We invite the people of all the churches to co Operate in making these meetings count for the most and the best possi? ble, ami the public is always welcome. Come and feel at home w uli us Our rally day in the Sunday school was a real success last Sunday. The attendance was line, and ihe program was well presented und greallv enjoyed. We feel t ha t t he Su ml a v School will grow in interest ami elli ciency, with each passing week, Come to Sunday school. Be glutting next Sunday, we open at !t; 15 a. m Be on t line. A. Ii. SlIUMA I k. Revival Meeting at East Stone Gap. Next Sunday morning n revi? val meeting begins at the Hast stone i i ap Baptist church, Rhv. A L Shuiliale, who was elect? ed pastor of (lie Chllrcll last Sunday, has arranged for this meeting, and secured a strong evangelist from the State Mis? sion Board, to do the preaching. I'he people are enthusiastic liv? er the outlook, and ate ex? pecting the "SllOWlirs of Bless? ings." Let all t he people' turn Olli Sunday morning, ttt II 6'elook, to welcome the evangelist, and start the meeting I.IV right. Ynii will like the preacher. He is every inch a man, and a strong gospel preacher. You will like him. Begfil w ith him, and sla> with hilll till tin- Close, and lied will give us a great meeting' Don't forget to pray for these services Talk it, and bring Un? people in. Kverybody heiirtil) welcome. TEN STILLS CAPTURED BY NORTON OFFICERS Norton, Ya., March 21, ? Rev? enue Officers. Palmer, Hurt, Davis and Dowry made what is termed Ihe biggest moonshine still raid that Wise county has ever had. They stole into the moonshine district of the moitn tains unobserved last Friday and Saturday mid succeeded in capturing and destroying ten stills, all within two miles of the found, Vn , postotlico, The officers said they found und poured out somewhere near ten thousand gallons of boor and an Unlimited amount of singl ings were destroyed. There was nn gun pi ay by either the ullieern or moonshiners, as the only shots were signal shots to warn other moonshiners of the presence of the officers. The singular feature of this big raid is the fact that not a drop of liquor was found mid not a single moonshiner was captured as they hud been warned in time t o get the "white lightning" and make a getaway. Notice to Physicians of Wise County. We. having been appointed Hole distributors of the Uillilnud Laboratories, biological prod? ucts, we bug to announce that wo have now a complete stock of these products on hand. Or? ders will receive our most prompt attention and will be tilled only with the freshest and therefore the moot effective ' product in this lino. 'u.u Kki.lv Druo Company.