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VOL. XXIX BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1921 No. 6 Kingsport Man Killed Here Henry II ix, of Kingsporfc, Ton nosscc, apparonty In ho ut :i? years of age, was killed in the Gap oil the pike Sunday afternoon at .'I o'clock by shuts being lired from a passing automobile, anil Henry Buss, of Appalnuhia, who oper? ates a passenger ear, was placed miller arrest charged with the killing. Hix was found in a dying con? dition by the side of the road and was placed in a ear and brought to the ollice of Drs. I'ainter nail linker al this place] hut only lived a boll I live min? utes after arriving here, lie had boon visiting two nephews til ? Inibodill and was on his way to lrondale to visit other relatives before returning Id his home at Kingsport Monday aflcnioou. Passengers in the car thai the shuts were tired from slate that Bass was drunk and wanted to "empty his gun'' and cum indite ed to shoot itt random, tiring four or live shots, and as Ihev passed Hix he was hit by one of (lie bullets. It was revealed tti the coroner's inquest thai one bullet entered the left side and passed entirely through the body, llix being a stranger here il was some lime before his identity tvas established. Tin- passengers in the car were Judge and Silas Collier, Hubert Qtuhley, '?Sli?rty*' Diiisin?re, S. I', and Raymond I'ennington, of Stoiiegai ami a woman by the name of Bell lien-ley, id' Norton, all of whom were placed under arrest and brought here together with Buss, except the woman who managed to gel away. All (he passengers were questioned before Justice \V. N. Breeding, who conducted the inquest, and it was stated thai the parly had left StoilCgll about 0 ttJO O'clock for Norton. After remaining there for a short while they u cut to ltdmsey to get some whiskey but failed to gel any. Returning to Norton the Uonsloy woman was picked up and the parly started on their return trip via East Stone Hup, where Ihey EC Cured three pints of whiskey. The witnesses were very reluc? tant to give testimony leading to the purchase of (he whiskey and it was only alter clone question? ing by the jurymen (hat t hoy did so. Most of tin-in tcstiiied that the "moonshine" was bargained for in Kasf Stone (i.qi with Ham Tale, who stated that he did not have any with him, but would got it and moot them near the Southern depot at Big Stone (lap if they would drive slow. Ac? cordingly these arrangements wore curried out and the pur? chase was made jlist east of the Southern depot by one of tho Penniiiglon boys, paying $ 12.011 for throe pints of whiskey. After this the part)' drove to town and around to the wooded section above Gloncod cemetery, whoro the whiskey was "killed," as thoy expressed il, and by this time they wore ready to return homo all being under the influ? ence of whiskey. After emptying Iiis pistol Bass almost lost control of his car which came very near running over a bank. One of the Pon ningtou boys wrenched the pistol from his hand and then stopped tho car, tho hoys refusing to rido with Bass any further. They were placed under arrest ut Ap palnchin u few minutes later and returned to Hig Stone Gap. Mass was given a preliminary hearing at this place Monday morning before Justice of the Peace W. N. Breeding and bound over to tho grand jury at tin next term of court. His bond was fixed at $2500. Ham Tale, of Kast Stone (lap, whom the witnesses testified thdy purchased tho whiskey from, came In town at a late hour Sun? day night and gave himself up to the authorities. He was lined $a?O and costs. The 'hotly of Hix was prepared for burial by local undertakers ami sent 16 Kingsport Monday morning in Company with two nephews, pf Illlboden and other relatives. It is reported thai llix was a married man and is survived by a wife and six chil? dren. School News i Killled by the Senior Class ; Qeneral Kytta to Speak. We are fortunate enough to have secured U Oil oral Avers' consent to give us a talk in chapel Friday, February ll Ills subject will be "The Hipto ry of Wise county from the Civ? il War to the Present Time." General A vers'is an authority ? Hi this subject and wo feel sure his talk will interest not only (be student body here, hut also a great number of th" town people. All are cordially Invit ??ii to be present. Tho exercise begins at 8:40; Tho invisible medals for the week ending January JS were awarded to the '.Uli, 7th and :ird grades; for the week ending February Ith. They were awarded to the Sill, 6tll and 1st grades. The girl's baseball learn of (ho Norton high school has challenged our girls for a game to he played February lOtll at Norton. Our team has not had much practice, bill, wo nro hop? ing to got Borne good training for the first game of the season. The senior class are very much pleased with with their rings which were received this week. The junior pins have not come vol. The members of our school have contributed liberally to .Matthew Fontaine Maury mon? ument fund. Sonn? of the high school boys and girls attended tho B.Y.P.U; program given by Appahichia at Uoeburu Saturday night. Among those who wont were Lovollu Salyor, Anita and Car? oline Qoodloe, Clara and Tiiol ma Dowell, (leorgo anil Tom Go?dloe, I.etcher Buhn, James and Joe Little. Miss Horton spent the week end with homofolks at Penning' ion (Jap. Roy. J. M. Smith made his weekly visit to the school Tues? day morning, giving us an ox celleiit talk on "self control." GEORGE WASHINGTON DINNER A George Washington dinner is to be given February 22nd by the Community League 8:30 to S in the High School build? ing. MENU lloait Turkey lUked llam Potato Salad Kenten Itiicuitl Hot Itolla I co ('ream Cuke Codec Coco After dinner thoro will bo a program by the school at eight o'clock. Thoro will bo pop corn' and candy booths bosidos nu? merous other attractions. Gen oral admission, 15c. Reserved seats for program, 35c. The proceeds from this dinner and entertainment will be used to pay for tho new shade;) recent? ly secured for tho school. Ev? ery one should make their plnns to bo present on this occasion, got a good dinner, and holp tho school. County Roads Must be Maintained if State Aid is Given. Richmond, Kelt, ?">.?Before they will be entitled to receive aid from the state in building county road-;, counties arc lo bo roquircd to iiiako adequate pro? vision for the maintenance of the roads after lliey are con? structed, according to a resolu? tion which was unanimously adopted at the tenth annual con? vention of the Virginia Good Roads Association. Realizing the additional ex [ICIISO to the counties, the Uood Roads Association stands behind the highway depart meid in its recommendation that state aid fur the countios he increased. The last appropriation was (700, Odo. Both the highway depart? ment and the Virginia Good Roads Assoei.it ion now favor 11. 00b,000 for slate aid in I'd:.-.', ?1,250,000 in 1023 and ?1,500, out) in I'd-.' I. It is also proposed illill the state hear 50 per cent, of the cost of maintaining the county roads huilt under the state aid plan. By the terms of the resolution, the General Assembly al its next session will l.e urged to amend the Stale Aid Road Act lo put these provision-- into operation. Good roads advocates are of the opinion that if adopted they will put an end to the neglect ol roads after their construction and the existence of stretches bf mini road whil h now intervene between improved Be?ljotis. Approval of the recommenda? tions of the slate highway cdhl missinncr that the state take ov? er the enl ire state highway sys? tem for maintenance is incorpor? ated in another resolution adopt? ed at tin; convention. Under existing laws the highway de? partment only has authority lo maintain certain sections of the highway system. The legisla? ture will he asked to end (his piece-meal maintenance by Us? ing responsibility on the high? way department for taking care of the entire .'I,.sou miles em? braced in the system. Adoption of this resolution is considered one * of the most constructive pieces of work done al the con? vention. Virginia counties will also be asked to cooperate with the highway department in provid? ing suitable detours around road construction work on or nliceting the state highways according to the provisions of another resolu? tion unanimously adopted. The exact text of the resolution is: "Resolved, That Itio General As* HiMiibly be requested to authorize the stale highivny commissioner and the respective county road authorities to cooperate in the work and expense of providing suitable detours around road con? struction work on or nliectiug the state highways." As point? ed oul today by V. 1). I.. Rob? inson, executive secretary of the Virginia Good Roads Associa? tion, adoption of such a provis? ion by the Legislature would give the highway department power which it does not now have to see that suitable auxil? iary roads are opened while con? struction on the main thorough? fares id in progress. More than 150 road supervis? ors representing 70 counties were present at the convention. It was brought out to all inter jested iu the building of county roads Id net as feeders to the main highways that the Virginia Good Roads Association would cooperate in every way possible in liejping Iho counties in their problems of construction and maintenance. Miss Florence McCormick Christ's Episcopal church, of Dig Stout" Gap, was tho scene of a very quiet bill beautiful wedding last Thursday morn? ing at 8:30 o'clock when Missl Florence Nova McCormick, old? est daughter of Mr. ami Mrs. .(. L McCormick, of tho Cap, became tho bride of Mr. Way K Hall, of Itonnbko, formerly of Undford, Yn. Mrs. J. Froctor Brown prosit! ? ed at the organ playing Mo Do well's "At tin Old Ty rating Place for tho entrance of the bride ami groom, also during the ceremony, using tho same theme for tin1 recessional. The bride ami groom who were no lltondnd were met at the altar by the Rev. hMgar C. Hiirnz, rector of Christ's church, win officiated, rising the impressive ring ceremony. Tho bride, who is a very dainty and attractive young bi? tty looked lovely in her modish spring coat of Havana brown duytyne with a chic little hat 6f bonne Clique feathers ami ne? cessaries to in.itch. She wore n corsage of goldu i rule ruses and freesia. Mrs. Hall is one of Dig Stone ? lap's most popular and acooni plislietl young holies. She grnd untod from tlie high school hert a few years ago after which sin itteinled St. Mary's Kpiscop il School in North Carolina ami later the State Normal Sein.el at K ist Bedford, where she Completed a course in demesne science und whore the romance which culminated in tint above wail begun. Her marriage came as n complete] but very pleasant surprise to a very large circle of Irientls far ami near. Mr. mid Mrs. Hall left on the Southern after the ceremony for points Fast, after which the) will resitle in K lanoke, where Mr. Hall has a position with the Norfolk and Western Hallway A Novel Devise. .1. W. Bush, a bustling trav? eling salesman, of Dig Stone ?lap, has attracted quite a bit of attention over a devise he has rigged up for the purpose of pumping water from bis cel? lar during lltU wet season. At first ho installed a hand pump but Unding this too slow and also very expensive Mr. Hush conceived an Idea that it COIlhl ho done faster ami cheaper, so In; brought Ins Dodge roadster into play by attaching a piece of plank to the rear wheel of his car am) onto the pump hau <llo to servo as a driver. Of course the rear end of the car was raised tip to give the wheels fret; phiy ami il can pump as much water in an hour as a man can in a day. Helps Starving Chinese. Superintendent ,i. S. Il nnb leil made a special appeal to the members of the Sunday school of the M. K Church, South, last Sunday for funds to help the Chinese, who are starving by tho millions, and as a result $l?O 72 was realized. The ban? ner class for collection was that of Mrs. Felts, who gave $14.20, each student giving an average of $2 00 oach, there being sev? en present out of ten on roll. Tho pastor, Rev. 0. W. Dean, and members of the church wore deeply gratified over the liberality of tho students ami teachers for such a noblo cause The annual meeting of the Stockholders of The Virginia Goal and Iron Company will bo hold at The Rnmnel Hotel] Alexandria, Virginia, VVodnes day, February 10th, 1921, at 12:00 o'clock Noon, for tho pur? pose of hearing annual report, election of a Hoard of Directors and transacting such other bus? iness as may properly come be? fore the meeting. 3-0 L. F. Lent/., Secrotary. Weds Mr. Ray Hall. NOTICE! TEACHING TEACHERS TO TEACH HEALTH Health Commissioner De? scribes Course That Will Fit Teachers to Com? ply With West Law. Richmond, Fob. ">.?To enable this teachers of the Virginia pub* lie schools to acrpiire the infor? mation necessary for compliance with Hie West Act which pro? vide- for the physical inspection of pupils and the teaching of school hygiene, the State Board of Health lias, in rollahor.it ion with the department of educa? tion, established a correspond denct.urse in these subjects; and already .nearly a hundred teachers have enrolled for the ilist met ion. So many inquiries h ive conic to the health departl.t that the commissioner has thought it wise to issue a brief statement about the course and the reasons lor it- establishment. The course nf h.is oilers free of charge a method of ob? taining certain practical infor? mation without which no teach? er can, after l?ti?, receive a cor liiicalo to luacli in the public schools of Virginia. It consists of twelve lessons in physical in? spection of school children, con? trol of communicable diseases, personal hygiene and lii-t aid to the injured. Thai the course will make any teacher a practi? cal expert in any one of the top? ics is not In he Imped ; but oil the other hand iio teacher can lake lite lessons and pass the ex? aminations witllOll! having g'lin ed information which will In? valuable lo her and. if applied, profitable to her classes. There ale now about 1 1,000 teachers in the public school sys? tem : and if the present rate of attendance at the summer and winter schools continues these teachers could not, all of them, bo reached within the next four year-. Consequently something had to be done for the teachers who cannot ir do not attend these schools; otherwise, they would mil be abb; (o secure a teacher's certificate for 102? or thereafter. The slate health commissioner and the state su? perintendent of public instruc? tion are hopeful that Ibis meth? od of teaching bv correspondence may solve what otherwise would have been an insoluble probleiii. Matinee Saturday at 3 F. M. Sequal to Treasure Island "Kidnapped," by Robert I,mis Stevenson, to be shown. Five reels. Admission, inc. and tfic. The annual meeting of (ho Stockholders of the Went/. Cor? poration, will bo held at The Ramnel Hotel, Alexandria, Vir ginin, Wednesday. February ioth, 1021, at 12:15 o'clock p. m , for the purpose of hearing an? nual report, election of a Board of Directors and transacting such other business as may properly come before the meet? ing. L. K. Lkktz, ;; i, Secrntnry. The annual meeting of tho Stockholders of the Interstate Railroad Company will bo held at The Ramnel Hotel, Alexan? dria,Virginia, Wednesday, Feb? ruary 10th, 1021; at 12:30 o'clock p. in., for tho purpose of hear? ing annual report, election of a Board of Directors and trans? acting .such other business as may properly come boforo the meeting. L F. Lkntz, NOTICE! NOTICE! Secretary. Paying a Terrific Indirect Tax on Account of Bad Roads. Richmond, teb. .">.?Virginia people are paying a terrific indi? rect tax every year because of the mud roads throughout tho state. This was one of the toll? ing statements made by Senator Carter Glass in an address which he delivered nt the tenth annual convention of the Virginia Good Reads Association held last week in Roanokc and attended by 800 good roads advocates from all sections. Senator Glass declared that Hie I.pie of the stale were los? ing millions annually in the form of a -'mud tax" although they (lid not realize it because lite money did not come directly front their pockets. Ho staled that it would be far better to pay for good roads and put ait eikd to this direct loss and tilso lltd in the great development to the state wllicll Would result from better highways. The issuance of bonds by the -tale for highway construction and maintenance, was heartily approved by Senator <ila-s in his address, lie told the eouvenlion delegates that roads Crist a great deal and a large amount was necessary to build thorn as rap? idly as they should lie construct? ed. This was not possible with current revenue and I ho issuance Of bonds would be the best kind of business iuvostiiieut.hu said. AMERICAN KEGION BENEFIT SHOW The Henry N. Tale I'ost of the American Legion desires to express us appreciation to all those who attended the moving picture show ami hand concert at tho Grand Theatre, Appn lachia, Thursday evening, as well as to advertisers, and espe? cially does it, appreciate tho courtesy of the Norton Concert Band for furnishing tho music and that of the management of the Grand Theatre for its coiij iributlon of moving pictures and for the use of the theater for the concert. The first part of the program consisted of moving pictures, and was followed by an elabor? ate display of music by ~ tho hand, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all music lovers present. The Norton Concert Build is competent, and it is an organi? zation of which Wise county should he proud, and should re? ceive tho whole hearted support of the people. "THE KENTUCK1ANS" Will Soon Appear at Anuizii Theatre. .1. R, Taylor, manager of tho Amu/.u Theatre, nnnounces^hnt "The Keniuckians" written by John Fox, Jr., which was re? cently filmed at this place and in sections of Kentucky will make its appearance at tho rVlltllZU Theater about March 1st. The picture will bo releas? ed on February 20th. Mr. Taylor returned to the (lap last week from a business trip to Cincinnati, where he had tho pleasure of seeing the pic? ture screened through tho cour? tesy of tho exchange manager and says ii is a dandy. Ho also booked several otbor largo pro? ductions for both tho Amuzu and Grnud theatres. St. Valentine Party at the Log Cabin Saturday Night. The Girl Scouts will givo a Valentino party at tho log cabin Saturday night. Numerous I games will bo played. Monti: jCofToe, pies, pickles, hamborg 'era and eandios.