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The Big Stone Gap Post.
V0UXXV1II BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNES DAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1920-No 47 Prohibition Laws C?nfict) So Holds Federal Judge Mar? tin Knapp in Decision in Circuit Court of Appeals. Knnnoke, Va., Nov. is ?That t!i" Volstead prohibition law mill the law in eiTeel prior in the passage of the Volstead act lire in Conflict i? the burden of opinion handed down by Judge Martin A. Knapp, of the United States circuit court of uppeuls for the fourth Federal circuit, a j copy of which was made public hero" Unlay by Joseph U. Chit wood, acting district attorney for the Western Virginia ?Iis. I The opinion, according to Mr. Chitwood, was rendered in the cuso of Bruce Reed, plaint ill', in error, against J, William Thurmond, United States at? torney for western South Caro? lina. Heed, according to Mr. Chitwood, was convicted on a charge of unlawfully aiding uiul abutting in the removal of a quart of liquor, upon which the tax imposed by law hud not beeu paid. Mr. Chitwood nil did thut Heed was lined $200 and sentenced to (Womonths in jail for u violation of section I a2rnj of the revised statutes. Judge Koupp's opinion, ac? cording to Mr. Chitwood, holds that Heed's conviction cannot stand if section 32iTli of the re? vised slut litt b w?s rept'uh d or superseded by the act of Octo? ber 28. 1919, commonly known n? the, Volstead uct,which wmt into ifleet for all purposes miw in hand Junuary 17, 1020, the date of adupliou. Judge Kuupp conclude?: "To tiuld ttiat the old law is coulitv tied, wou'd be to bold that twi Inconsistent suis of statutory provisions puuishing ihosaniol uubstuntiul act, ami With d If ?: ? i11penalties, weio of lotce, und that a person could bo pros, edited and punished under sec lion 3 nnd n otion 0 of the new Statute for transporting any liquor nt all without llio it quir? ed permit, und at the same pros? ecuted und putiished under the previsions of section 3200 for transporting liquor without having previously paid the lax that hois forbidden by law to pay." The judgment of the lowoi court was reversed and a noiv triul ordered. Committee to Meet ? i Will Report Findings in Cam? paign Expenditures to Congress. Washington, Nov. 18 ?The Senate committee investigating campaign expenditures will meet before Congress recon? venes to wind up its work, Chairman Keuyon said today. Senator Keuyon added lie did not expect to bold utiy more hearings and planned to have a I report ready for presentation to the Senate soon after Congress meets. NOTICE! Our Mr. Mourn will bo at the, Monte Vista Hotel November 26 and 27 talcing Christum? or-1 ders. Will have the liand-iom est lino of diamonds, watches, jewelry, silver and novelties ever shown in Big S one Oap. Como in and look his lino over. D. Ii. Rylako Company, r.ovl0-3t Bristol, Virginia Handy is Named Chairman Will Lead Drive for Universi? ty Endowment Fund in this Community. Boiling B. Handy has accept? ed the chairmanship for the University of Virginia Endow, mont Fund. His acceptance was announced hy Armistoad M. I ?ohie, executive director of the fund. Mr. Handy is a (graduate of the U ivcrsity of Virginia law school, class of 1014, und us president of the Bristol chapter of the Virginia alutnui has been particularly active as alumnus, lie will have direction in Bris? tol of the organization of the Virginia alumni ami friends of the institution for aiding in the raising of the $3,000,000 endow? ment fund planned us u birth day gift to be presented to the university at its centennial in Juno, Mr. Dohie also announc? ed tliu. acceptance of A. Borkoy Carriiigtori, Jri, of the citj chairmanship of Danville.? Bristol Herald Courier. Returning to Normal Judging from the news of a single day, the nation's busi? ness iiri ds no artificial pressure lo hasten I he return to normal conditions. Ii is undergoing D readjustment as rapidly as the industrial health of the Cotintrj will stand, and any effort to force it along too swiftly might precipitate a situation that would be a national misfortune. Commodity prices generally, without either legislation or lit igation, are slowly but surely bearing downward. The price decline, which began six months ago, when tho peak was reached, is not a more mat? ter of hope. It is a mutter of reality, mid the purchasing power of the dollar is increas? ing all the while. At the fires, etlt rate of reduction, the conn, try should bo on a fire-war bas? is before another year has pass? ed. Should this come about without a. panic or other pro traded period of business do pression, America will have given further proof that the age of miracles has not pitSBed. Most thoughtful men twelve months ago were convinced that "normalcy" could not be achieved in this country or in any country without an up? heaval which would mean widespread suffering,bankrupt? cy for thousands of businesses ami industrial demoralization in numberless directions. line fact must be borne in mind, however. If commodity prices are to come down gener? ally, if the level of costs is to bo lowered from eud to end, the inflated wage system must be affected at the sumo time. In? dustry cannot, in the very na? ture of things, produce und market goods at a pre-war fig i'-" if it mast pay war wages. But if the dollar is made to buy more than it did, then fewer dollars nre needed. That, of course, is obvious, but it re? mains to be seen whether or not producing labor consents to lower wages oven with the im? mediate promise of lower cost of living.?Richmond Times Dispatch. School News (Kdltcri t>y the Senior Class | Tho fifth grade under thodi-] rection ot? Miss Loia Rimnds gave a very interesting pro? gram in chapel Friday morning. The program consisted of solos, a folk danco by tho K'r's. read ings ami a song, "School Days"' by tho class. Rev. B?rbz visited us laB week ami helped us with our singing. Rev. Dean, Rev, Shumate ami Rev, Smith won- missed very much, but wo hope to have them come again somotimo soon. Miss Mary Alice ("lay spent tho week end in Bristol with relatives. Miss Delia Jennings will spend the Thanksgiving holi? days at PuttonsVillo, Va , with homefolks. Wo extend our appreciation to the Red Cross for the paper towels and liquid soap, which wo promise will b-i put to good use. Misses Rhoads, Lay and 01; ga Horton, teachers in out school, have alt been out of school recently on account of sickness. The juniors ami seniors are working for the goal of the dollars for their donation to the Bed (JlOSS and we are glad to note that this amount will be turned over at once. We are glad to say that the time books of the high school, that is time spout on school work outside of school hours, are showing up line V. K. Qarrelt left last Friday in order to attend the Stole Teachers'Association at Rich? mond, S'a. Then he will spend Thanksgiving holidays with homefolks at Willinmsburg, "The Invisible Medals" were awarded to the ninth, lift 11 and fourth grades last week for having the best orderly lines. A very interesting contest is going on each week for those medals. W. S. (loss, demonstration agent for Wise county, talked to the agriculture class Monday morning. He expects to visit tin' School regularly in limit! terest of club work. Wasted Lives Tuberculosis kills producers ?chielly men and women be i ween the ages of 15 and 15. It claims workers?active men ami women in the homes, the office htld the shop. It causes 150,000 deaths in the United Stales every year. ll costs the United States in dollars and cents about g600, 000,000 annually. M-jre than 1,000.000 person.-, in this country are Buffering from active tuberculosis righi now. More of this waste could be prevented. Tuberculosis menaces every community, every homo and every indiv idtiul. . And yet it is curable ami pre? ventable. It is spread largely by ignor? ance, carelessness ami neglect. Tho National tuberculosis Association and its 1200affiliat? ed state and local organizations wage a continuous winning war on tuberculosis. The work of these organiza? tions is financed chielly by the sale of tuberculosis Christinas Seals. Buy and use tuberculosis Chriftinas seals. To the Public. This is to notify ull those inter? ested that the stock mid fixtures of the Mutual Pharmacy was sold to Dr. W. H. White on the October 27th day, 1020, and that the undersigned assumes all indebtedness against above mentioned firm up to that tlale All parties indebted to the above mentioned firm up to October 27 should cull at once and make settlement with Mr. K. Q. Wnde at the Mutual Pharmacy. Aftor a limited time nil unpaid ac? counts will bo put in the hands of an attorney for collection. advH-47 H. E. Puick. Elkins-WriRhl. An announcement of uiiusual intorcsl is tint of tlio marriage ot Mr. Jesse !'. Klkins anil Miss Kurs M. Wright which look place Thursday, May -JV. 1020. The marriage lias beon k<-j>i n secret until this i-suo in which appears the annouiiceinont. ASXnrXCKMKNr Mr. Mill Mrs. J. M. Horton announce Ilia inirrlago of their niece Kur:i M W light lo .Mr. .Jesse Klkins Xi.iv 17, 1020 at first ItaplUtt Church Mtihlleaboro, Kentucky. Oil May J7, i?20, Miss Wright itccoinpaiiied by her aunt, Mrs. Ji Mi Dort..a. loft ror Middles boro, Kv., on (ho morning train. Thon- Mr. Klkins with M I.. II. Skeeii, met them and ti. party1 went to the Kirst Baptist church, -where the impressive ceremony was performed by the Kev. .1. M. Koddy, pa-tor of (he church. As soon as the ceremony was coiupletctl the happy couple, accompanied by their witnesses, Mr. Skoen and Mrs. Dort on, left Middleshoro returning home in the evening. No one knew or ?veil guessed that the wedding hid taken place and the au uouticoincnt comes as quite a surprise to the inilliy friends of Mr. and Mrs. Klkins. Mrs. Klkiiis is the charming ami attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ,1. II. Wright, of Dun? ham, Ky.j hilt has for several years made her home with Mr. and Mrs. .1. M. burton, of KiibI Stone <lap. She is well known in Wise county, having taught in the grammar department of the school- at ApprihlClliaj Big Stone Chip and Kasi Stone (hip. She is one of Kast Stone (lap's iritis! popular young ladies and has a wide circle of friends here and elsewhere. Her winning personality and charming man? ner has u mi tor her a place in the hearts of all who know her. Mr. Klkiiis is the sou ?.i' Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Klkiiis1, of Kasi Stone Hap, und is well known in and liruiuul Wise county. Kor -nine time he held a pn-.it inn in the garage of .1. A. Morris, hut at present is located with the Slonegn (Joke antl CJdai Coinpa ny ul Stoucga. lie is widely known as a man of splendid qualities. Iiis clean habits and sterling character have given him an enviable reputation among those who know him best, lie was one of lhe many splend? id young men who answered I lie call of our country, and spent one year in France having gone through several drives. He re turned home with his division, at the close of the War, and has proved himself n man in civil as well as military life. All who know those splendid young people wish lor (hem the best (hat is in life. Their wide circle of friends hold for them a warm alleetiou that will grow, with (he years. At present they will make their home in Kast Stone (lap, ami Mrs. Klkins will complete her teaching in the Kast Stone trap High School. Live Wires Eaterlain, The follow ing invitations were received last week by the young ladies belonging to the class of "True lilties :" Yon am cordially Invited t? be present at a stunt party to ho given hy the "Live Wires" Saturday evening, November 30, 1030 at the homo of Mr. anil Mrs ( N. Joined, Signed: II. Ulankenah|p, Please bringt President. One cup anil saucer, W. A. Jones, One stunt prepared, Teacher. Those who were fortunate enough to receive one of these invitations, wended their wav toward the scene of the festivi? ties early Saturday evening. The house was cozy, and fires in the open firesplacea gave a cheer? ful glow to the scene. The en tirejlirst Boor of the house was thrown open to the guests, who were given a hearty welcome by the live wires. Kacli guest had been requested t<> bring his own cup nnd spoon, and as thoy ar? rived with tliese articles they were served with delicious hot chocolate and SUlisllillO Wafers. After this interesting part of the program, the contest began. Several ails, had been clipped from magazines and were placed in conspicuous place-. Fach guest was given a paper atul pencil ami told to guess the ads. During this contest, the merry peal- of laughter mingled with the music, and showed that all enjoyed it thoroughly. When the lime was up, all were called to the dining room, where the answer-: were read. Some were peculiar ads. and the reading of them caused much merriment. Those of '?Crump" Hilly proved to be the luoaf ridiculous and he really deserted the body. At the close of the contest, three had tied : Mrs. W. B. Hilly, Mi<s Grace llurd and Mr. Mac Tale. They cut for the prize and Mrs. Uilly "as the lucky one. The prize, a tiny helmet brought from France,was award? ed in a very graceful manner, by Mr. W. A. .tones, teacher, of the live wires. Thou the stunts began, and fliese proved -'i interesting that the lime slipped by and il was almost midnight when Ihoy closed. Mt. Ueui. Hilly- \yns awarded Hie prize in the ?Units,. At a late hour, ice cream and wafers were served to the guests by Misses Christy .lone-, llurd and Sjiri ng. The moments passed all loo soon, tied the guestH reluctantly prepared to leave, The "True Hilles," who had been so woti nerftllly entertained, gathered in the' hall, and led by their president, Miss Buby Willis, and their teacher, Miss Christy Junes, gave three rousing cheers for (lie live wires. Then good byes was Said and I he happy parly disbanded, vowing it to be the most enjoyable occasion of the round. Demonstration Work 'The apple crop is mostly hal? ves ted and is big. Mr. t>. M. Vicars bits stored over 2,000 bushels in bis own sloro houses of A1 picked fruit und W. A. Hash has about I ,ooo bushels in Cold storage. There are doubtless others who have equally as choice fruit, as Andy Miller and Joe Blair, but if they have, their experience will further prose that such results do not 'list ballpen by some gooil luck. They have sprayed, sprayed and then sprayed again. In six weeks from now, those choice apples will be worth one or two dollars more per bushel than the less carefully produced fruit that was forced on an early market. Cue dollar each on IQQO bus? hels of apples would far toward paying for sprays that would have made better fruit this year and have loft the trees in better condition for next years crop?not to mention the mat. ter of reputation. Next year is due to be a short crop, 1 sup. pose. Let me suggest that every one make a special effort in spraying, pruning and fertil? izing to get ub many apples db possible. Mr. John Whittnker of Nor? ton has made a record this past year with small fruits in con? nection with peaches end apples His conclusion is that there is a largo, unoccupied hold along this line and a certain demand for berries that are a more euro crop ns seasons go than the I larger fruits. i Mr. W. O. Bently is consul I criug putting out a good sized plot near Wine. Thin in a movo in the right direction and we bespeak for him deserved success. Tho board of Supervisors has approved the plan for an exhi? bit at the Stale Fair next year. We should make it 100$ better than this year. To do this, let me ask every one who desires the best reputation for Wise to begin now to plan for what thoy can furnish. The lirst premium for a County exhibit is $250.00. A few people are reporting trouble with sick cattle. At this season of the year they are apt to oat considerable very dry stuiT, dead grass, leaves, and even papi r and acorns: this readily becomes clogged In the manifolds or third stomach. This trouble has been called sometimes dry murrain. The best prevention is a box of II110 salt sheltered from rain ami Where each cow can eat lit will, of course plenty of water is essential. We give a brief though de laved report of our October w eather The government rain gauge registered only 7 hund? redth of an inch of rainfall. A hunt u half inch of snow fell the night of the 28lh. The highest temperature was si tie. grees, the lowest Is. The aver? age maximum i hermbmoter was "is.7; the lowest average was 35, The average for the entire month was 51 8. W. S. (inss, County Agent, Wise, Virginia. Se il your in ill with the stamp of health -buy Christmas seals and light tuberculosis. THANKSGIVING SERVICE. The union Thanksgiving ser? vice will be held at the South? ern .Methodist church Thursday morning at II o'clock. An ap? propriate program w ill he gi veil. I'lii' music will tie- given by the i lmim of the different chinches in t he town. Tho nlTering will go to the Associated Ohuirilies. Tho people are urged to make this a liberal offering. Any article of clothing for the poor ibis whi? ter will be very acceptable. Illing it right along to church with you and it will bo made good use of. Let everybody attend this Thanksgiving service. Seal your mail with the stamp of health -buy Christmas seals ami tight tuberculosis. BLOOD IS FUEL TO THE BODY Pumped Through the System hy Ihe llcarl il Sustains Ihe Muscles anJ fisaues. Pepto-Mangan Helps Blood, Keep the Quality uf Your Hlouil at its Beat?II Mess* Vigorous Health and Ability tu Accomplish. Mood aota like a fuel. Pumped through the body by iliu heart. It sustains tho musclea and tissues. It renews them. It feeds the bruin?the tissues of tliu uyo and face. That Is why people look so pale .oiil lifeless, when blood is impover? ished. The body tissues are being tups illicit with weak fuel, The blood baa not enough red corpuscles. You would not tat i-...r food with no nourishment In It; no more should you lei tliu fuel that sup? plies sustenance to your entire body bo inferior. Have gowt blood, luuliuvo thu quality and keep il at its beat, if yea look pale anil feel weak, if you have lust your enthusiasm &111I energy, if ymir IiIimhI is einigest with poisons, your system i. being teil with I |>oiir grade Of blood, That la no way to go around. If you arc not at your liest, gel at the source of the trouble right away. Put an end to half-living, Tako iliat ideal tonio, Pepto-Mangan, to tone up your uhxxl and purify it tlet the full enjoyment out of living llreathu fresh air, take exercise Ho ?uro to ask for Oudo's Pepto-Mao gan. It cornea in Convenient tablet form and in liquid. Uno has the same medicin? al value as the other. There Is only one genuine l'epto-Maugaj>, am! the name ?11iiile s ia on the package.?adv.