The Big Stone Gap Post.
V0UXXV1II BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNES DAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1920-No 47
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superseded by the act of Octo?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
The judgment of the lowoi
court was reversed and a noiv
Will Report Findings in Cam?
paign Expenditures to
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
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
Will Lead Drive for Universi?
ty Endowment Fund in
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
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.
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
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
(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
Rev. Dean, Rev, Shumate
ami Rev, Smith won- missed
very much, but wo hope to have
them come again somotimo
Miss Mary Alice ("lay spent
tho week end in Bristol with
Miss Delia Jennings will
spend the Thanksgiving holi?
days at PuttonsVillo, Va , with
Wo extend our appreciation
to the Red Cross for the paper
towels and liquid soap, which
wo promise will b-i put to good
Misses Rhoads, Lay and 01;
ga Horton, teachers in out
school, have alt been out of
school recently on account of
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
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.
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,
M-jre than 1,000.000 person.-,
in this country are Buffering
from active tuberculosis righi
More of this waste could be
Tuberculosis menaces every
community, every homo and
every indiv idtiul.
. And yet it is curable ami pre?
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
Buy and use tuberculosis
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.
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.
Mr. Mill Mrs. J. M. Horton
Ilia inirrlago of their niece
Kur:i M W light
.Mr. .Jesse Klkins
Xi.iv 17, 1020
first ItaplUtt Church
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
Se il your in ill with the stamp
of health -buy Christmas seals
and light tuberculosis.
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
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
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
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.
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