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VOL. XXIX BIG STONE GAP, WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30; 192." No. 13 Plea for Better Schools Dr. McConnell and Dr. Mc? Urien Deliver Educational Address Here. AI uii educational rally h?re, lust Thursday, Kr. J. L\ Sir* '..il? licit, of I he Kadford Slate N?>r- i ncil School and Dr. .lohn I.. M< - Urion, of the United States K?? ren ti of Kducatioh, made strong ideas fur more and better edurii lieu for rural communities. .\ i lor outlining the history of pub lie education in Virginia, Dr. McL'ouhcll discussed Ihc presold teacher shortage in the stale. About 1800 sdhools in Virginia are closed On account iif not hav? ing teachers to suply them. Twenty-live per cent, of the teachers iiow employed are leach? ing on emergency cert i Hei? les. It was the opinion of the speaker that it would he heller for a sclu>ol I" ho closed than to he placed in the hands of mi un? trained and incompetent teacher. The rbnicdysuggested \yiis better salaries and living coliditiolis for teachers. The present iivorhgo salary Iii tie1 -1 u I ?? for riirill teachers is ,:il I. Dr. MeUrieii said, "The w'liole country is fur hehilul what it slioiihl he eiliicatioiirillyj" lie laid particularly sin-- on the unfair deal made to the country hovs and girls. According to l>r. Mellrich, the country idiijd gets on an averiigc Uli I day- |ess schooling than lie- city 'child, lie suggested thai the minimum school term should bo Pie days, The -tandard for rural teachers should he high school gradual ion and at least one year oi uoruiul training. There should lie more consolidation in the rural schiiolsj and a man and Iiis wile should he put iu charge of a cojisolidrtt. ? ?d scjiool and kepi on Hie job the whole year instead of only a few months. The meeting was well attend? ed, and those present showed great interest in the problems presented uv the speakers. Supi. .1. .1. Kelly, .lr., of llni Wise county schools, presided and in I rod need i he speakers. EPW0RH1 LEAGUE NOTES The Appnlachiu Kpwoith League delightfully entertain ed the Hig Stone Gap League iii the church ut Appitlacliiti on last Thursday evening. After n well rendered program a so eial hour was much enjoyed nf ter which delicious refresh ments were served. About thir ty of the Big Stone (lap Leaguers enjoyed the hotipilali ty of the Appalaehia League und in the near future the Hie, Stone Gap League will ho de? lighted to have the pleasure ol a like social evening in Uig Stone Gap with Appalacliia Learners an their guests. League promptly at T::11? each Sunday night tin I otis otherwise announced lit the morning preaching service. Subject for next Sunday night: ?'The Kingdom Come in OUr Corn! muniiy." K.ich leaguer will answer roll cull by staling some way in which they can make the community better. Me in your place on lime and bring a helpful suggestion us to how Uig Stone tiap can he improved, religiously, socially, intellec? tually or morally and perhaps at this: lime of year some sug? gestion along the .spring clean? ing tine would help. Good Revival Meeting. Hev. L\ L. McConnell, of Roda, and Hev. C. W. Dean, of the Gap; have been conducting a very successful revival meet? ing nt Unat Stone Uu"p for the past two weeks and it is under? stood that up to last Sunday they hud about one hundred conversions. FOR SALE ?Seed tri ah po? tatoes. Karly Irish Cobblers. Phono 177.?iul v. President of Holsten Annual Conference Will Be Here Sunday Morning. Bishop Collins Denny, of Richmond, \ a., president of Hols,on Ae.uUul Conference, has notillcd K?v. K. A. Shiigurt, presiding older of the Dig Stone Ca|> District, thai ho can bo with him here, Ul ihe quarterly meeting Suhduy, April 8rdi 11?' will preach m the church tit II o'clock. Bishop Denny bus I.n tho president of IIoIhIoii t iinft-ronee for three consccu. livo years, ami it is hoped will it main wie remainder of Iii? ipiudrehium Ilm work in Hnl stoti, us well im elsewhere, luia bt'i'ii of tho highest type. IIa is one of tho church's greatest preachers und ns an executive Iltis few- equals in hin church. Wit regard it iih ii groat good fortliliu lo have him here us the guest nf tho church and tho din trict. Tlio general public ie in Vlted tu hear lum Sunday On Sunday night Bishop Den? ny will go tu Nortoti to preach fur tin- people liiere. Tile educutioiiul 6et up moot ing fur the district will be heljl lu-re Monthly night and Tuesi day, April 1 Ith and l'Jth. All the preachers, loading laymen und layw'uiiieii will tut in alien dunce. Tin- pastor's meeting will be hold Monday . April I Hh. hi t lie parlors of Monte Vista Hotel, this meeting nf tlio pastors which in a monthly event litis become urn! nf ^ruiit interest. It i-i expected thai every punter in tin- ilislricl will he present at this meeting Monday. CHRISTIAN KNDLAVOR NEWS NOTES The (list joint meeting of I lie Christ inn Kndcnvor Societies, ol Big Stone Cap ami Appulucliia Wits Ii. 1.1 at Iii - l?g Stoil? Cap I'resbytoriuh church, Kriduy ov ejiiiig March ?fith, at which liiere wuit a splendid attendance of llie young people of both so? cieties. Tin- following musical program was given : Opening Soii}* .. . hi tho Oartlob - I i|.ino- Kuuillhg, M irk l'i I-SO .Willliiitl Miller Louis Prviyer lly Congregation ? ?biomo Atlilress Wllllar.l Miller liidii.iiiBi' by President oT Appalachia So uleiy " .Oeorge llrtbbs Sulii . .-.M?H) Uruea Skebu Ijiuartultb, It in Well ? Ith My S.iul _ . MebibOri of Ai'palaehla Hoiiloty Org-in Solo .Mr*. I'roctor llrown Cborua, Church Italiytiig ttoii. . Appalachla Society Violin Solo Miss It.'tli Sliu^.irt libel Ity tlio Mlif?* rtulliviu riioriiH, Cow in tli? ilr?v?. .Ilig Stoub Uap Sooiolj Duet . Mrs Taylor ami Mi* Skoon Closing Song .liraW'Mo N.-.uoi Mixpah It.Ihitibh. following the program a social Innir w as OUjoyOd by all, during which tin- social coiiuuittce of the Big Stone Gap Society serv? ed delicious ice cream and cake. The exercises of the evening closed with an enthusiastic Biiig ilig nf the Iiyinn "Brighten the Corner Where Sou Are" and it prayer by tin- pastor, Roy. .1. M. Smith. We hope there will he many tunic such meetings. Sunday Nlgbt Prsyef Meeting. The topic for die meeting next Sunday eight, April 3rd, is, "Thy Kingdom Com.'?In My CommunityV and the lender will l.c Henderson llorsley. pome nut and join the young people ia the discussion of this subject which should lie of interest to us all. Kholi member is request? ed to answer loll call by repeat? ing :l H?lle Verse. SKOKKTAHV. FOR SALE?12 young hens and one cockerel, thoroughbred Rhode Island Beds. Reason for selling have no suitable place to keep them. Apply at this office.?adv. "It's tho Chapest Thing I Ev?r Bought," Writes Mrs. J. Maton, V?. "I paid 11.25 tot five eakttsl Rat-Sup tn.l judf ing by tbe br*e numlxr ol .U**l i*t* we've pakod ttp, I reckon we've save.l tmnJrnil ol ctvlUx* to chicks. CK** and t?sl." Vour peri woo't touch it. 1.;'.. -., i..; . JSC, 65c, 11-23. SvU sad gtuiautrol by KELLY liRU? C.OMI'ANY IIAMItl.KN IIROS. School News (Kittled by tin- Senior Clasa.) Miss Louise Strudley, with her sixth grade pupils, gave u splen? did Kastor program in chapel on Friday morning. The program was given as follows : Scripture Heading .C'liarlcs Hinu Itccltatlon, Lilies m l Snow Drops .Kstor <iiiis.>n Soloj "Chriat ,\.? ' Noll l.llu Ucoltatlon, Kaitei Lille? . . Adelaide Wiimlon '.'Again" 'I'in..iilx Itov. Hum/, was with us on last Monday morning and gave us an excellent talk on "Keeping a Oleah Mouth." Miss |)ellli .Immings i. Lack with us this week iiTter heiiig railed to I'atluiisville about it week ago on account of the sud? den deal h of her lirol her. Miss Louis,. Strudloy has boon absent from her school work on | account of the sickness of her brother ai Appalachian We are glad lo have her hai l: with us I again. The program given by the Emory Ar lleiiry Chic t'lub in the school auditorium on 'lues day evening proved I" be ;i great success and was enjoyed by all who heard it. The i'KtUory" cliuriis wa- especially good. On March 2?rd, ll. J. Kelly, dr., of Wise countv. Dr. .1. '[', McConnell, pres'uloiil ol Ii lilforil Slate Normal and I h. .foiiii I.. McBrieui speljinlist in rural ed? ucation and teacher training problems, gave excellent speech? es! in the school uuditoriuiii in the interest of the I'dnoui.I movement which ij now going pit in V irginiu. An ell'orl i - heilig made to raise leu- from the for? tieth place Wliil'li -lie lion holds. In .1. '.I. Kelly. .Ii.'- lalks, he re? ported fl (10.l)|)0 for leu. her-' snl aries in yVtse county I he average salary for each leaclioi being $78?'.OOi Iii Wise county there are it Ix ill I eiglii vacancies for teacher- and I lu re are a few places with touchers who uro iud ipiuliticd for IhiMr eh nlji biteuiiso of the lack of training. In Wise county the average enrollment per teacher is .">? pupils. |)r. O'Brien said thai not only Vir? ginia but the whole i:iitiiitry wits far behind what it should I.II licutiiJiluily, Al one lime thirty rural communities in New Hampshire were so depraved that it wa- enjisidi'red unsafe for a lady to tench there. I >r. Me lirieli pleaded for the country hoys and girls. Below are u few of the point- he brought out. i I i The minimum term of a count ry school i- I ill) days. | ?-'. We average oil 1 days sliori in amount of education tor country children a- compared with those of lie- city. (oi I?27 standard should be high school graduate plus one year of norinal training for every leuelier. In lOIIji four year high school course and two years of normal training for ev? ery teacher. There were I! 100 lo 1800 schools in Virginiu clos? ed for waul of leucliers. 7."> per cenl. of |he leiicliers held on? ly oinergency certificates. The average salary lor country teacher- is fill 1.00. in Wyth'e county the touchers' salaries av? erage $2?.un lower than the jan? itors' salaries. Dr. .1. I*. M. Onnnoll gave tin' following points based on statistics?our money for salaries is inuiloiplath. Many persons do not believe in the ed? ucation of all the people?only doctors, lawyers and preach t heed to be trained, lhoy tell ii we have to combat prejudii.f long standing. Then- are only abodt 7 out of every ? Cj Hi il ought to be onrolledj vvhii ever got their names on the Virginiu school roll. The national aver? age is 1S2 days for the school year. Virginia's uvorage is INI days. WAX I'KD: A wide awake representative for this County, on liberal commission basis. I'refrir man who has had expe? rience selling monuments. Ad? dress with name of past em. plover. I'. 0, Box 152, Una noko, Va.?adv. 11*13. New Building j For the First National Hank of Appalachia. The Berks Qontr?ction Com puny, of this place, has con? tracted to build a now bunking house for the First National Bank ut Appalachiu, und work wilt tin commenced on it ut once. Tbe building will be xCO foot, one story with base? ment and me'/./.anine tloor. The foundation, basement and vaults will be built of reenfofO' etl concrete, and the main build ing will be of Indiana lime? stone, with tile roof. This, building, which is being erect' ed especially for tile bank, is of very attractive design, with i modern burglar ami tire proof vault equipment, und Will cost approximately $751000,00. Music Study Club. The regular monthly meeting of the Music Study Ohib wan held 111 the home Of Mrs. .Ale*. ander at Imhodoii NVoduesda) afternoon, March liith. the fob lowing members und guests be j iiig present: Mosdumos Ales ander, Alsover, S. A. Italics , W. T. (loodloe, l>. I! Suyors, F. \j. Troy , J . U iMcChrinioii. Cleo. L. Taylor, .1. Proctor | BfoWII, I < '. Taylor, A. J. Sew me.. Robert Wells, Win. Black j and Sam Met hesney. Alter the! business for the afternoon had I beoil disposed of, the meet? ing was turned over to tho pro? gram committee, uiid the pro? gram was rendered: Mrs. Alsnver read an interest? ing and instructive paper on the subject of the relation of I (be music club to the music! teacher. This paper by the way | was prepared by Mrs. ,1. Prootoi t Brown, mid was road by her before the Slate Music Teach . Association ut Rouhoke lust I year. Mr#. Savers followed I With ,a p'tper, "the itclution of I tbe Music Chili lo tlie Mo- Ic Teacher." Mrs. Ike Taylor then gave u pleasing vocal se lection, after which Mrs. Black pluyed two piano numbers. Mrs Robert Wells, accompa? nied by Mrs. Alexander, otTered a musical reading, and iu re spouse to much applause glive a sprightly little encore. Mrs. I. C\ Taylor, Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Sewing contributed u vo ltd trio, and Mrs. Sain MeCllos iiey's two violin solos, artistic*I illy rendered and well reeoiyod,1] dosed the program During the social hour, while liiuSI tempting refreshments were be? ing served by the hostess and her throe charming little daughters, u vic'triilu selection was all tbe more enjoyed as it was apropos of an at tide read by Mrs. Savers about a wonder? ful young n iprano recently ilis. covered near New Orleans,w ho with no musical training what? ever renders perfectly this and other dillicult numbers from bearing them reproduced on the v ictrohi. ?lu-t before adjournment the hostess by special requests sang "To lay" by Uitrriu Juc ibs Bond; Birthday Party. Miss Kntlierino Burroh de lighlflllly entert.line,I a large nuiilber of her friends last Mon? day night from s to 12 o'clock at her home iu honor of her lifteenth birthday. A number of interesting gams and contests were played during the evening among the best be? ing, tin- guessing of advertise? ments which had been cut out and pinned around the walls. Miss Hilbert.i Knight won the pri/.e, a box of stationery. Rod Darnell was awarded the hoiiby, an orange. At a later hour, delicious ice cream, cuke and mints were served. Those present were Misses Anna Bird,Veliiiii Ilium, Margaret Taylor, Margaret Cat ron, Tholma Dowell, lOvolyn Alsover, lvlith Wampler, CHI berta Knight, l.ois Kinder, Louise Nickels, Ruth and Anno P.urron, Mrs. II. L. Line, Mrs. Kred I.. Troy. Ralph Brown, Hiram Draper, MoLnurin Baker, .lack Bailey, Cecil and Marion Morns, Stuart Mali alley. Curl Banks, Rod Darnell. Stuart Quulls, Kugeno Stuart, James Little and Kay. Lane. STRALEY KELLY MAKING GOOD Will Probably Pitch in South-j Crri League This Season. Stratdy Kelly, <>f Big Stone Gup, who was ono of the star pitchers in the Coal Fields League last year, stands a floe chance of gaming n permanent berth ou the pitching staff of the Birmingham team of the Southern League according to the dope in iiie Birmingham Age-Herald. In a gumo played between the Regulars mid Ynuninguns Kel? ly pitched the lirsi live innings for the regulars and did not yield a score and then handed the pitching reins over lo two oilier recruits, who were touch cd for four scores, the final re? sult heilig nine to four. Out of two trips to the philo Kelly also got a two base hit and made one run hi writing his friends here Strulev expresses himself well pleased and feels that he has a good chance of remaining on lite team when Manager Moloy starts Ins weeding out of the recruits, Several of whom have already been rdh used. Reception for Glee Club. Late I no-day evening follow? ing the splendid entertainment given in the high school audito? rium nv the Kiuory A- Henry College Glee Club, Mr. and Mrs", (i. N. Knight gave a yery enjoy-| able reception to the. members of the gh-e chili, the senior class and the facility of tlib public school. Kerns and va-o- of beautiful ipring llowers were used in the decorations of the spacious ro eopiinii hall where the guests were greeted by the ho si and host es ? Mi- ' Irinle Long then in v it od i hem into the living room where they were served delicious fruit punch by Me- Kate Lay, who preside') ill the punch bowl, j Numerous selections were play? ed oil I lie victrol.i the lint part of the evening followed by a number of the late popular liongs played Oil the piano by Mr-. Kre.l Troy, which son.f (hp hoy- of Hie gh.lub snug. '?Sweet Mamma, Pupa's Getting Mad'* seemed lo he the iuoiil popular number and was sung over and over again, Little Miss .lellilee Klllglll d-lighted I he guest.- by -inging three selections accompanied by the victr-da. Liter during tie- evening the guest- were invited into the dining room, whore the color scheme of green and while was attractively carried out by streamers of crepe paper. A cut glass basliel tilled with while hyacinths! was Hie centerpiece for Hie table. Delicious ice cream, cuke and candy were served hv Mr -. K night, assisted by Miss Long and Mrs. Troy. Those from town present wa re : Misse- Kale Lay, May Horton, Ha <iu\im, Mary Stroiith, Jose? phine While, L'dua McKadilin, Henrietta Skeeli, Trula Ken? nedy, i Lr.i briwcil, Mae Sh-mp, Beth Slnigiirt, Loiii-e Oirx, Grace Long. Prof. Sulfridge, V. Oar reit, .lames Oilly, Carl Knight, Mr. and Mr- Troy. The member-' of the glee club present Were: >L V'. KopciuiO, L. |i. Perkins, A. T. McCoy, K. L. Hill. N. P. Lawrence, W. B. .I.u k-on. ?. LI. Uollins, C. IL Jones. IL B. Hart, W. C. Marshall, IL i i. Sharif/., ,L W. Baylor, .1. W. ferry. N. C. Mc Mahaii, A. V. Rudy, Ohus. P. ShepuVd. Building Nice Home. Libert M. Qillv has let to con? tract with the Burks Construe turn Company fur the erection of a fine six room residence on the lots he recently purchased from the Pox ??state and much material is already on the ground. The building is to bo of brick veneer und will cost about $8,000. If you want to cultivate the natural sweetness of your wife's disposition just try cutting down her allowance. KELLY-BURCHFIELD WEDDING Miss Clara lioiiiso Burclifiold ami Mr. Creed l*<*xtoti Kelly were married last evening at 7 :IlO o'clock at tho homo of tho bride's parents. Kovi Uoyal A. Siinnioiids Officiated, using the impressive ring ceremony in a wedding marked with beautiful simplicity; Miss lie Burchficld, sister >>r the bride, was maid el' honor. The bride's maids were Misses Ada Kvans, of Johnson City, Myrtle C larke, of Bristol, l*ouiso Johnson and Fditli Bell hayinan. Misses Flora Bart, Flora May IVi\is, Until l.'ivmau, Helen Me Bath, Mary William-. of Mem. phi-, and Mrs. c.(rl Lnttrell were maids in waiting. The groomsmen were Messrs. Henry McCormack, Huf bor I Brow n, of Big Stone (Jap, Creed Aldbrsoh, Norton, Vit., hhd Jiick llubhard. l?i\on Flanary acted as best man. The nuptial iniisie Watj rendered by Miss KoSil Anlt. The bride's oostnine was of w hite georgette crepe,:liver silk and caught wit|t orange blossoms. She wore a tulle veil, with a wreath of orange blossom?, ami carried a shower bompiel of lilies if the valley and brute'- roses', the groom's gill, a string of pearls, was the only ornate ?! I worn by (lie bride. Miss! II.) Bufclitleld, the maid of honor, wore a eo-lutne of white geOrgt'tte over tall'eta.w ith hoop skirt. She carried an ana bouquet >( pink ru-c-. t he tili le's iiiaids and maids iu wailing wore (allots -ilk dresses of or.?hid, pint,, blue and green, giving a rainbow effect, .\ hi.ii was very charming, with the arm bouquel of pink roses. The bride never looked more lovely than when she descended the stairway and entered with her father, who gave her in mar? riage, 'file groom with the best man met them at the altar. 'file r.ption tendered by Mr. and Mrs. Iturehllelil, parent's id the bride, immediately fol? lowed tie- marriage cereinoliy, ami Ihej were i-si-ie.| in rocc-iy ing by tie- member- ol the bridal party. The home was beautiful? ly decorated tor the occasion with Kaster I lilies and p.dm-. Mr. ami Mrs. Kelly b it (or the east, via Cincinnati, and w ill spend lie Faster hiilidays in New York. They will he ;>t homo after April the tenth, ill Saint Charles, Virginia) Wh.ire they will iu future reside. This marriage is one u' much interest throughout Fast Tennes? see and Virginia on account nf the popularity and prominence of both the bride and the groom. ? Knoxville Sentinel, Marth 21. Theatrical. David Smith, win. directed "The Courage of Marge ()'. Dunne," Vilugrrtph's .screen version nf James Oliver Cur wood's powerful novel of the great Canadian .Northwest, which will lie shown at the Amu/.u 'Theater on Thursday, has made a specialty of features in which animals play an im? portant part. 'This peculiar training bus stood tum in good stoad, as Mr. Cur wood nearly always introduces several more or less wild animals in his stories, and "'The Courage of Marge (?'Doone" is no excep? tio u. Turii, a grizzly bear, pot of of Marge, and a wild bear lights him, together with I', ire,., an outlaw wolfe dog. are vital to the story. Mr. Smith has used nil his skill in obtaining scenes with these animals, ami some wonderful results have been obtained. Mr. Smith was born in Kng I in I and educated there. He began his career iii the busi? ness world as a mechanical draughtsman, hut soon switch? ed to the singe. For some time lie was associated will) various stock companies as business manager and director, and from this work bo went naturally to motion pictures, at first writing scenarios and later directing, Ho lias directed many of Vita* graph's most important fea? tures.?adv.