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"THE KENTUCKIANS" by John Fox, Jr., at the AMUZU THEATRE MARCH 10th and 11th
VOL. XXIX BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA.. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2; 1921 No.'9 Work On Water Dam To Conserve Our Water Sup? ply is Progressing. Tho work of building n dam at Big Cherry of sufficient tnzc to store enough water to -nppl> Big Stone (lap during the dry season in progr. ssing llicel) mil long before the dry season next summer sets in it I ir?.- supply of water will be st r.. , 1 Hie,on' to answer all purposes This dam is being buill s ver nl miles above the present uti ter intake and during the dr) Weather only enough water will be turned loose at a time to Supply the town. After being released from the dum it will follow the present mountain ft ream down to where il now comes into the main hue pipe In this way all possible dangei of stagnant water will be elimi? nated, as the distance il will travel before entering the main pipe will purify it. This dam will be a great beu? cht to the town as it will insure at all times u sufficient supply of pure water lor the present needs of the town and all fu? ture growth. As the demand for more water Comes lie.' dam can be made higher and there? by stcre a larger supply. In fact enough water can he stor ed at Big Cherry to supply a town twenty limes the si/.o of Big .Stone Cap. In fact it is hardly imaginable how much water can be stored at that place if the town ever needs it. No town in tho country has a belter supply of water than Big Stone Cap, ami now our supply will he unlimited. BRISTOL DISTRICT OUOTA Charlotteavillo, Va , Peb. 21 ?Thirty live thousand dollars has been placed da the quota for the Bristol district in the three million dollar centennial endow? ment fund which will he raised for tho University of Virginia, according to an announcement made today by Armisteml Mi Dome, executive director of tin fund. The quota for the whoh ntate has been fixed at $1,310,. 000. Boiling II. Handy, of Bristol, is chairman for the fund in the Bristol district which includes the counties of Buchanan.|)ick eusou, Wise, Lee, Scott, Wash ington, Smyth, 0 ray son, Wy the, Bland and Tnzowoll counties. Mr. Handy has practically completed tho Organization of local chairmen who will assist him in raising this quota from the friends of the institution and its alumni in the eleven counties. Similar preparations are being made throughout the other fourteen districts in Vir? ginia and in the twenty soven regions outside of the state for the opening of the campaign, March 7th. A Party. A number of boys and girls met at tho post office Saturday e\ < iiiug at 7:;U) carrying with them numerous kinds of re? freshments ami wont up to the residence of Mr. ami Mrs .las. It. Taylor, where they had a de? lightful party until a late hour. Music wan furnished all during tho evening by a viclrola for games and dancing. Mrs. J. U. Taylor, assisted by Mrs. I. C Taylor, served the refreshments. Those present were: Misses Henrietta Skeeu, Tr?la Kennedy, Bulb Barron,! Buby Jenkins, Verda Clay, Tholmu Banks, May Sletnp, Clara Dowell, Mary Johnson, Louise Cox, Tempo Bay. Mess i era James Uilly, Rudolph, You oll.Vernon Donahue, K-?y Laue, Carl Knight, I.etcher BUOD, I Edward Bird, Arthur Fosteri and Clarence Ruboius. New Railroad Line Will Run From Pineville, | Ky., to Williamson, W. Va., ( and Will Cost About $25, 000.000. Konnokc, Va., Fi t. 'J? ?Pre Iiiniiiii? > sin v..\ s will bo start ml soon on n railroad between Piuovillc, Ky., m.tl Williamson, W Vn.. it distance of l.'iO miles t,, cost approximately $25,000, 000, liccor ling to a report reiiell tig hole Tiie new roml, it is under? stood, wul leave the (.'timber land Valley division of the Louisville & Nashville und pass through Leslie, Perry, Lotcher, Kuott, Kioyd and 1,'iko counties, and join the Norfolk & Western Railway at Williamson. North ern and eastern liuanciers, it is said, are behind the project which will he fed by rieh Ken? tucky timber and coal fields. Leslie ami Kuott counties now have no railroads, and contain wide tracts of undeveloped lim her.and con I hinds. The road, according to the present pluns. it is said, would etoss the North Fork branch of the Louisville .-v Nashville Railroad and pass through the Elk horn fields at llu/.ard, Ky.,on the Chesapeake & Ohio. Another line between Lynch, Ky., and Wise, Vn., passing through undeveloped timber and coal lands, a distance of twenty miles, is under consider? ation, according to a report. A dispatch received here from Sergeant, Ky., states that coal operators are laying plans for developments through the sec? tion which this proposed line would pass, one operator, it is said, having recently paid down 1117,000 cash for a lease, with the understanding that build idg of the road would be start ed immediately. Christian Endeavor Society Organized. The Christiau Endeavor Socie? ty, of Kig Stone Gap, headed hv Kev. J, M. Smith and Miss Guthrie, came to Norton lo put on a sample program for the young folk's of the local Presby? terian church. There were more than 25 young people who came with the patty and the program they put on was splendid. J. Pi Wolfe was leader and nearly sv cry one of the visitors had some part to render. It was an in? spiration to all present to wit ne-s the splendid interest and enthusiasm of these young peo? ple in presenting their ideas of usefulness in the Muster's ser? vice. After the program of the visitors a proposition that the Norton young people organize a Christian Endeavor Society was enthusiastically carried and the organization was perfected by determination on the part of 'Jo young people to become active charter members and by the election of the following officers: President, W . Krskine Wassuni; vice-president, Lewis McO?lga?; recording secretary, Elizabeth Miller; corresponding secretary, E. O. Bnckner; treasurer, Mrs. U. V, Paw buss. Chairmen for three committees were selected as follows: i'rayor meeting, Major K. M. Yottell; lookout," 1). E. Carter; social, .1. Sam Sullivan. After the election of officers a committee of the local young people served refreshments con? sisting of sandwiches and coffee while-all present enjoyed a so? cial hour together. The lirst meeting of the newly organized society will tako place at the Presbyterian church Sun? day evening at ? :3(). AH young people of the community inter? ested in Christian Endeavor are cordially invited to attend.? Norton Progress. School News (Edited by tlie Senior Claei , Colonial Bazaar and George Washington Program Prove Great Success. Those who had any part in tlie Colonial Bazaar and the George Washington program Tuesday evening have a right to feel proud "I it> success. No doubt it was one of the most successful entertainments that has yet been given under the direction of the Community l<eaguc. An elegant supper was served consisting of roast turkey and dressing, hak ed ham, celery, potato Pallid, basten biscuits ami hot rolls, ice cream and cake, collec and coco. In addition \<> the above; oysters on the half shell wore served. Although tour large turkeys, three hams and two barrels of oysters had I.n provided, so many were served that lie- last who came failed to gel a full supper. In addition to the supper, a number of booths had beou.i strnctcd for the -ale of pop corn, ice cream, cake, candy and Sand? wiches. The management of the bazaar was iviily directed by Mrs. .lohn W. < 'halklov, presided! of the league. The most popular girl ?.test which had been g.iine: on during the preceding week became rerj enthusiastic when voting was re? sinned in the school auditorium. All hough (here were many en? tries the (routest liniilly narrowed down to the leading candidates, Miss Don-; Warner ami Miss A ui la Good Inc. The liual couiil gave Miss Warner L|HO and Mls.? tioodloc l.-'s?. A handsome box of candy was presented to the winner. In the matron's conte.-t, Mrs. .lohn \V. Chaikley was successful. The box of enii dy presented to her was auction? ed oil'and the proceeds given to the league. ? Following the bazaar and the most popular girl contest, a very interesting program was render? ed in the auditorium by the school. This consisted of a kind of pageant portraying various events in the life of llCOrge Washington. Some of the scenes enacted Were tlie cherry tree story, the surveyor, an Indian dance, tin- meeting and wooing of .Mrs. t'u-tis, the making of the first flag, the inaugural hall, and the spirit of Washington, Cost limes had been scoured espe? cially for the occasion from Cin? cinnati. Tlie Customs"1!!!!!! dross of colonial times wero delight? fully brought out in the various scenes. The program was ar? ranged and gotten up under the direction of Miss Knima Duncan, one of the teachers. Altogether .re than ftl-t? was realized, not counting ex? pense. The money will he used for the purpose of paying one half the cost of the new shade and in purchasing play ground apparatus for the small children. Mr. Sulfridgo utynrded live medals in chapel Mi lltlay morn? ing to those hoys who in the county athletic contest hold at Appalachians) year. Although the medals were late in coming, our boys had not forgotten what they did last year. Prospects are even better for the next con? test which comes the last of April. The hoy- receiving these medals were: hotelier Biimi first prize for high jump and second for broad jump; Edward Bird lire) prize for l he 2'20 yard dash; K. Lane second prize for ?110 yard dash. Although How? ard Slemp is altending school at V. P. I., we still remember him as an athlete, in our school in the year 1010-20. lie won the sec? ond place in the high jump. Our school reports to date 10!) pupils in the high school depart? ment, and fiOO pupils in the Big Stone Gap district. We are glad to know that the school is grow? ing in numbers and also that our percentage of grades ranks fav orably u? compared with thai <>f the other schools in Wiso county. The "invisible niedals" for the week ending February 25 were awarded to the .'Ird and Ith year classes of the high Bchool, seventh grade and third grade of ? grammar ami primary grades. I These prizes for well ordered linos have greatly improved our inarching, because each room is trying to surpass the others. These prizes are given weekly and it is encouraging to a stu? dent h> kinnv his grade has had the best Ii lies m the department. Tin1 seniors are glad to hive Delia Jennings back after being called to Pattonsvillc, Va., a week ago on action II I id' the ill? ness of her mother. Miss MaryistrOlltll's pupils en? tertained in chapel Friday morn? ing with a very enjoyable pro? gram. Longfellow's life and the "Psallll of Life" were read, then cauic. an Indian play with sing' iug, reading, talking and the killing of a hear. The killing of a hear created tpiite a hit of ex? citement among the smaller children. Tin- stage was decor? ated with small cellar trees which surrounded an Indian tent in the middle of the stage. The pupils wore hidiau costumes am! looked very nun h like the real Indian. Mr. 13ob The high school play, "Mr. l!oh," is to he given in the school auditorium Monday, Feb? ruary 7, at 8:00 |?. m. The proceeds from this will go for the beiietil of athletic--. Ypui presence will help the boys and you will enjoy tin' play. Don I fail to come. Tickets now mi -ale by the pupils. Reserved seats - 50c. General.Hoc, Children ... - "THE KENTUCKl ANS" IS FILLED WITH LANDMARKS Historic Sites of Kentucky Arc Pictured in Fine Photoplay Kentucky landmarks abound in the Charles Maiglte prodne tiou of lite .lohn Fox, dr. novel, '?The Koiituckinns," a Para? mount picture, featuring Monte Itlno, which will be the feature Ulm ut the Amu/.u Theatre the last two days of next week, starting Thursday. Many of the scenes wore made in and around l!ig Stone (Jap, Va , which has iron.- tlown in history as the homo of John Fox, Jr. Several hundred moun? taineers with a motley eollec lion of old time guns ami clothes took part in the feud scenes, witnessing the filming of motion pictures for the first lime in their lives. From Hig Stone (lap t he coin puny went to Frankfort, Ky. and, through the courtesy of Governor Edwin P. Morrow ob? tained the cooperation of the Chamber of Commerce ami state oflicitds, The new Ken tticky stale capitol was 'he cen? ter of many interesting scene.-, and as the script called for a number of state legislators, real members of (he Kentucky Leg islalure ami other stale oftioials volunteered their serv ices. ( Hh or scenes were made at Canal Lock No. 5 at Fort Hill, where the town armory is; the palatial home of U. S. Senator (,'nindeu, between Frankfort ami Louis? ville; "Liberty - Hall" an old mansion which dates back to the early 19th century. Monte Hlue. in the role of Boouo Stallard, n mountaineer who goes to the Legislature to emancipate hie people, does some of the bust work of Ida career. Others in the cast in elude Diana Allen, as leading woman, Fraok ifoyner, Wilfred Lytell and John Miltern.?adv. Advertising is very much liko running a furnace. You'v e got to keep on shoveling coal. Once you slop stoking, tho lire goe? out and you have to start th ? thing all over again.?Whites burg (Ky.) Eagle. Rescue Station At Norton to Receive Half Million. Washington, Fob, -I.?The rescue station which was estab? lished at Norton, Vs., some time ago by the bureau of mines of the Interior Department, is pro? vided with nearly half a million dollars in tin1 sundry civil bill which was sent back to confer? ence by Ute Hons.- tonight. The item for the extension of the work at Norton follows | Kor investigations as to the causes of mine explosions, meth? ods of mining cs|.tally in rela? tion to the safety of miners, the appliances bcsl adapted to pre? vent accidents, tin- possible im? provement of conditions under which mining operation'; are ear? ned on, the u-e ?!' explosives ami electricity, the prevention of accidents and other inqiijrio ami toonblogic investigations pertinent to the mining industry ami including all equipment and Supplies and expenses nf travel and Subsistence and for the erec? tion of a garage for mine rescue truck at Norton, Va., .* 100,006 The fish hatcheries at W vtho trille, Va., and Krwiu, Tonn., are allowed only the usual $-1,0110 for maintenance, II. C. NE ELY KILLED BY STEP-SON II. l'. -Nooly, aged BO years, die.I at the hospital at Norton early Saturday morning as the result of a gun -hot indicted by his step.son, Kloyd Hammonds, an invalid, at their home near ib.- L A N . depot at , this place I.i-t Thus.lay evening at .*) o'clock, 'l ie- -hooting is said lo have re soiled following a general fami? ly quarrel in which nearly every member of the family was in? volved. It seems (hat 'Mr. Necly and hi- slop children were not on very friendly terms and wore frequently engaged in quarrels judging by the ?talcillOilt of nearby neighbors. Members of til.- family told Ollicors ItoollOl and Hryanl I hat Mr. Nooly was threatening to kill llnniliioiids, who is an invalid and has he. .?online.1 to his bed lor more than a year a- a result of his logs be? ing crushed in the IIIilies several ye irs ago, and made at him with a stick when lltimmonils lired the fatal shot. Th.e shot was tired from n 118-calibre pistol and pierced the forehead ov.-r the left eye. Mr. Neelv Was taken I to the hospital at Norton a few hours later by his brother, Jim Neelv, of I'lusl Stone (lap, and it w as soon found thai he could not live very long, death following on Saturday morning. The deceased was well known in this section, whore he had a very large connection ami was always conceded lo he an honest and peaceable citizen; He w as also very indusrrotis and it is said that he liberally provided for his family. As to how his Step-son came into possession of a revolver is not known, as he was unable to get up from his bed. The body was brought hack from Norton Saturday afternoon ami services were conducted in the Methodist church at Cadet Sunday afternoon bj Rev. Hen? ry Wumplcr. Interment was made at Last Stone Uap. The deceased is survived by a wife ami live children anil also by four brothers, .lim, Isaac and Pitzhugti Neelv, of East Stone (rap, and .lack Nooly, of Scott county. POR SALI:.?Seven passenger Hudson Super Six, good as oew, cord tires. Very low prices. Inquire at this oflice. ?edv.tl. Arrangements are being made 'to begin tlie publication of a daily paper at Kingsport,which will make its initial appearance |about(lbo first of May. Club Called to Meet at Monte Vis? ta Hotel Tonight to Hear Address. Mr. Thomas 1> Bason, super visor^of vocational education in Virginia, will address the Voting Men's Club this (Wed qnsday) evening at 8:30 o'clock at the hotel. Mr Bason is com 'mg here by invitation of the principal and school hoard t > Consider the advisability of giv? ing us government aid fur train? ing our hoys and girls in agri? culture, shop work and homo economics, Evpry oho interest? ed in building a bigger and bet. lor school should conto out. Election of officers for 1021 will also take place at this meeting. Concrete Road To be Built Front Norton to Wise This Spring. It has just boon In.trued that the contracts for the construc? tion of the concreto road from Norton to Bsaervilte anil from Bsservillu to Wise have both been let to the Purks Construc? tion Company. This concern is now engaged in building the addition to the court house at Wise. Work on these roads will begin as early in th--spring as feasible -Norton I'rogress. Methodists Will Kaisc $.33, 000,000 II. t i. < Himer has just rid urn od from an important conference tyhich met in Bristol and :it which he was appointed as the financial director for the Holstein Conference in a great drive for $?H,000,000. The drive u ill be pulled oll' ah nit the til's! week in dune and the. allotment for lite Holsten Conference i- $1,700, 000 which i-- indeed a gigantic sum. 'Hie allotment for the Big Stun- Cap District, of which B. A. Shllgari is'presjdiiig-elder, has not y-t been made. Ex-Govenior Henry G. Stuart, of Bo'fasl Mills, in Kussell couii ty, has already subscribed $100, 000 toward the fund, which shows how viliil is Hie aproal !?> the lug business men and leaders 6f the south. .1. II. Reynolds, of Oklahoma, was made liuaiici.il director for the undertaking, ami ho was in attendance at the Bristol Con? ference. The money is to bo ap? portioned among the Methodist s.-hools of the BOlltll to udVUUCO the cause of t Ihrisl iau education, which it is fell by our best minds is the true eoruei'stone of our lyili/atlofi. With llenry (I. Oil.r in charge of the campaign, the suc? cess of the undertaking is assur? ed so far as this conference is concerned. We 'wish to con? gratulate the Methodist church that his lieht has not been hid? den under a bushel, hul is as a eity set on a hill.?Coalfield I'm Marriage of Interest. A special from Beatyvillo, Ky , says: A marriage of much interest throughout Kentucky and Vir? ginia was solemnized this (Thursduy) morning at D:30 o'clock at the home of Colonel and Mrs. L. I). 1'ettit, when their daughter, Miss Adelaide Bugbee Pettit, was united to Mr. John Francis Wilson, of Lexington, Ky The officiating minister was Dr. Patterson, of St. Thomas' Kpiscopul church. Trie bride is a granddaughter of General B. A. Ayers, of Big Stone Gap, Va , and of the lalo Colonel William B. Pettit, of Qlen-Burnie, Fluvanna county, Virginia. The bridegroom is tho son of Mr. and Mrs. S S. Wilson, of Lexington. Ho is a young man of sterling worth and holds the position of pipe? line manager of tho Great Southern K?nning Company. After a trip to various cities thoy will live in Beatyvillo, Ky.