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"'KDNKSDAY, NOV. 24, 11)20 Published Kvory Wciimsilny hy the WISE PHINTING COMPANY, lm-nr|*iirRt?.l. UlLUEItT N. KNIUMT. - Editor. L1NDSEY J. HORTON. Aas't Editor Onu Yonr, Six Months, Throo Montlis, S1-50 .76 .40 Kiitcm! Rcconllnc to pintal regulations ?l tlio jnwl oflico nt Itlc. Stniio OanMTCO oiul-oliuu matter. Why Wc As Americans Should Be Doubly Thankful. Itv Mis- M iv II.nil.in. I'ublitheil In, llequtm. Thanksgiving Day is near again, tt is a time when every ooo sliouhl bo thankful, Hut wci us Americans should be doubly thankful for many reu hour: First, we should rejoice groot ly over tlio fact that wo are a froe nml independent nation. Thankful that wo ore nut gov? erned by some land hungry nn tion which would use us as a tool for menus of accomplish? ing its own Hellish ends. We should he thankful for having the host form of govern? ment existing in the world to? day. That form of government which i- a government of the people, by the people and for the people. We should he thankful for the good presidents we have had. Great Christian men. who have shunned every act which would have classed thoin as ty rnuiual duspotB. We Should lie very thankful for the position which oui great nation occupies. America, he. cause of her wealth untold, he cause of her liberal form of government and because ol that great tiud truly American spirit of its citizens, is the leading milieu on the globe. Sinei this in true win should not every triio American strive to be a lender among leaders!1 We slnniUl be thankful for the great men, who have helped America .steine her high posi? tion. The mimes and deeds ol (J cor go Washington, Thomas Jefferson, I kit no 1 Webster, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Boose velt and Wood row Wil son should never fade from the memories of our people. W hy should wo not rejoice over America's being the na? tion of opportunity'.' Since she is the leading nation, it is her task to lake a leading part in the reconstruction movement and to be the leader of the world through this great crisis. On the Mth of this mouth we celebrated u holiday - Armistice Day. To some homes in Amor icti it revived a memory of sor? row, to must it recalled days of anxiety, hut to all, it should bring sbouls of thanksgiving that the World war lias ceased and that peace now reins throughout our country rather titan anarchism ami bolshov ism. Should we not be extreme? ly thankful for that? Wo should be thankful for our unsurpassed public school system. Thankful for that ed ucalional system which pro? vides especially for the poor boy ami girl mid gives them equal opportunities with the rich. We Americans should never forget to send up thuuks for our nation's prohibition law. Nevertheless, wo HLould work ami pray that the time is near! when its enforcement will be such as to make tlio words "Blind Tigers" together with their elfucts vanish from the minds of the American people. Lastly anil above all, we should ever be thankful for the religious freedom which wo en? joy. That right which enables us to worship its wo please in? stead of as onu person or any one group of peoplu shall die talu. One of the greatest of mod orn South American statesmen was discussing with a business ozpert from the United States tho d'.fferonee between tlio most progressive South Ameri? can country and our own. He maintained that Argentina had more natural resources and was fitted by nature to forgo ahead, hut lie admitted that she wus behind tho sistor republic of the North. The reason for this in his own words is: "My country was settled by Spaniards, who sought gold; your country was settled by by tho Pilgrim Kalb ere, who sought Uod." 1 should like to add to this, tho right to worship Him according to the dictates of their own con? science. BETTER TELEPHONE SERVICE Richmond, \'a., Nov. 18? Speaking last night to tho Rich? mond Kiwunis Club, Kurl (Jod win, assistant to (he president of the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company, declared that 17f?,()(K) local connections were made daily in Richmond and that only two errors in one hundred wore made by tho op? erators. Mr. Uodwin's talk followed the visit of the Kiwanians to tho two main exchanges of the company. An hour was spent in inspecting (he plant anil watching the operation of the switchboards in handling local and long distance culls. M. Q. Bex, local manager of the com puny, is a member of the Ki wains Club and acted as host to the visitors. Stressing the necessity of belter telephone service in Richmond and elsewhere in Virginia where tlio Chesapeake ami Potomac Company oper-! ales, Mr. Godwin said that the company was doing all in its power to Improve the service. He told of conditions, largely due to the war and transporta? tion congestion, which hud hindered progress. He made a plea for bettor understanding between the public ami public utility companies, who are hon? estly trying to do their best with oftimes small return on their investments, ho said Mr. Godwin declared that (6; 000,000 would be spent by his company within the next til reo years ill improving ami (level* oping tel. phone oiimmuuicalion i in Virginia. He paid a tribute! to tho Slate Corporation Com-1 mission, saying that the npin i ion recently written which granted a slight increase was a masterful one. He pointed to the fuel that it. was set forth in j the opinion that, even with the increase, tho company might not be able to pay iuterett on its investment in Virginia, After Mr. Godwin's talk, the Kiwanis Club gave a rising vole of thanks to tho telephone company otlicials present for their courtesy in showing the club through the exchange and > having Mr. Godwin speak on I telephone conditions in the stale. Dr. Bruce Completes Virginia History. Charlotlesville, Va ,Nov.l9. Dr. Philip A. Bruce, author, historian and University of Virginia alumnus of the class of '7ft, has completed the live volume history of the univorsi ty upon which he has been working for the pasl four years and which he will present as a gift to his alma mater upon her 100th anniversary next June. So wide is the scope of the live volumes that faculty mem? bers say that they tend to serve as a history of education in Virginia. Dr. Bruce has divid? ed Iiis work into nine periods beginning with 177'.?. Ho con? cludes with a full description of events during (ho adminis? tration of President Kdwin A Aldurmau, Jefferson's long struggle to found a state universily, the origin of Albemarle Academy, the upbuildiug of tlio present university and the appointment of professors are successively taken up. Thoro is a vivid description of conditions at the university during the Civil war, tho politi? cal sentiments of the faculty uud student body aro mirrowod and the Huo part thoy played in tho four bitter years of struggle is recounted. AMUZU THEATRE Th u rsd ay-To-m o r ro w Special Thanksgiving Attraction. ??FOLKS ALWAYS COME HACK TO PEACEFUL VALLEY SON |? \.iul they ?IUI?oven ttc blue, oyed rister who thought -lto ''understood" tliu city, ami tbo j > mill ?110 took her there '. ArtburS, Kaiio presents] i Charles Ray j ~iirSol~SmiIii" Russell's- | j tireat Stage Success j "Peaceful! Valley" Tho Socond ^Production from', I Hs Own Studio T Radford Nor? mal Notes _ .Mrs Henrietta W. Calvin nf the LT. S. Bureau nf lvlucn ion, Washington, 1). C, is spew ing two days ut the Normal Schiel' this week inspecting the Linuse hold ArlH Courses uml the other! work dout* in this institution. She is also visiting the itirnl Observation null pract ice schools ami tin- two chersiigos eon*i i)tided in connection with these schools in which i In' teachers and students live in the coun? try places while the seniors are: doing their practice teaching.' Much attention is giyi u to Household Art? work in this institution. 'The purpose of these courses is not alone to prepare young women for teaching Home Fconomics but to equip thoni for their work in life as home-makers ami as helpful women hi the commu? nity in winch they live. On Friday night the Qled Club will give its annual pro? gram. This club is under the dinction of Miss Florenc Bnird, head of the Department of Public School Music. In ad? dition to the other touchers of music, Miss Alice ?leaves of Wythovillc has accepted the position as teacher of violin. | The School Orchestra has made a very creditable record for itself for a numboi of years. This orchestra will be directed by Miss Uleuves during the pr< sent session. Dr. J. P. MoConnell is attend? ing the National Conference on Negro Kduontion in Atlanta, On. This conference is called by Commissioner of (education P. P. Olaxton to consider the various ptoblems ? connected with the education of colored people in the sOuth. A large number of educational leaders, both white and colored from all of the Southern States will at. tond this conference. Miss M. O. Moffott will leave for Richmond Monday night to attend the meeting of the board of directors of the State Teach? ers Association.' The uoard of directors has very important duties in determining tl.o poli? cy of the State Toaohers' Asto THE UNIVERSAL CAB To the business man, retail Of wholesale; to the manufacturer; to the commis? sion man; to the tracking company, the Ford Model T One Ton Truck makes on irresistible appeal becaucs it has in its chassis all the merits of the original Ford car; the wonderful Ford Model T Motor, the t'ricndable Vanadium steel chassis, and the msmgnuese brcaue woiui-drivc. A strongly built truck that serves satisfactorily and ImAz fa eervice If these statements were not true, the demand fos Ford Track? wouldn't be so constantly on the increase. We will be pleased Co take your order for one or more Ford Trucks, will see that you get reasonably prompt delivery, aw? will give you on after service that insures the constant eervlcc of the Truck. ?*ut don't wait too long. Get your order in promptly., ^ MINERAL'M?T?R COMPANY ointion and directing the vari? ous features of the Statt; Kduca lional Oohfereooa which will he holt! nt Richmond during tlio greater pan of tho weok._ Prof. F. R. Pitzpatrick, Miss Flora Bryaon, Prof. YV. F.. Gilbert, Mis.- M. 15, Coppedge, Miss Flo? rence C. Bairn, Dr. .1. I*. Mc Connoll and other members of tlio faculty will attend the cm feronce. Fach have places on the program and will partici? pate in the conference in va? rious ways. J-? ? Miss Nellie Hoislcy Married. .Miss Nolliu .Minor Horsley ami Mr. Edward M. Aaronson were married last week in Hint man, Maryland. Mrs. Aarohson is thc.daugh ter of Mayor W. .1. llorsley. Mr. Aaronson is an electrical engineer and constructor. They now resident 20TK Cutout St., Haiti too i o. D1CKENS0N COUNTY NEWS (Treating, Va., Nov. 20.?Miss Jane Fleemipg died at the ho. of her kinsman, Columbus Vi ars, during the past week. She was past 60, and hud been con lined with sickness for the pa a I several months. Th.mains worn interred iii the Swindul cemeteVy near Osborn'a Gap. Mrs. Vorhin A. Counts has been quite indisposed during the pasi week, but is somewhat belter at this writing. The attendance at the public schools has decreased material? ly since the inclement weather set in. Some of the pupils have from two to three miles, und even further to go. Kussel! Haynes is erecting a residence on his farm near hero. He has the building almost ready for occupancy. Andrew J. Counts recently purchased u farm of Andrew I'hipps. This land lies btmk in the Cumbnrtuuds a short dis luuco from Pound itivor. ?ufo Transfer Prompt Service SEE Ciint Morrison for all kinds of Trans? fer work. He will appreciate your busi? ness. Opposite the Mineral Motor Co. Bi? Stone Gap, Va. L( IST.?Friday night on Pop? lar Hill, along Wood avenue, one fountain pun with gold band around it Kindur return to llii" olliee and receive roward.?adv