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?VOL. XXIX BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. MAY 4. 1921 No. 18 Salvation Army Extending Its Home Service Program Throughout South? west Virginia. ? Wocouraged by the proffurtiot Ksiatutico received oil every :'i|iiiid from prominent Virgin Jbi h, Hie Snlvntibii Army an. afoiiu'ceu thiit it is endeavoring \v curb social unrest at its very Entree !>>? checking tli.o causes of the peril, which >?> frequent ?ly lead ti> Bolshevism ami Sgl: W. NV. ism." While the ?cheme is unique mid unusual; Major Henry l> Dule, itivj*. al commiiiider.and stau- din-i'v ?tor, It. S. Vborhls, of the uiiiiy, nhiihi that it is entirely practi? ca blu and relies fur its buccobs jpllly upon tbo cooperation of [lbi) most substantial citizens of |||0 communities of the state. Backed by forty years of ex [tierieitce the army has brought its plan of social welfare work into Virginia, und is endeavor? ing to establish more than a hundred community advisory 'boards,which will aid the army in tho fulfillment of its hope lind brim' its service eloser to the people of the communities who are in greatest neod. Its [homo service program, already advanced and proven a success iu the west, was launched in Virginia ? month ago, and [boards have been formed in Bouthwest Virginia at Wytlio ;viII*-, Marion, Abingdon, Appa |luchiu, Norton ami Bio, Stone [Hap as well us forty or more [other towns mid cities iu the fStlltO. Kaeh phase of its social wel tfaro work, sixteen major activ? ities, is thus brought into every . part of the stale. Among these activities in Virginia ar ? tili) army's maternity homes und hospitals, und tlie fresh an 'camp at Chester, near Rich? mond, whore many worn,weary mothers and their children will bo otlercd freu vacations this [summer. The eamp bus a ca? pacity of fifty, and will provide jtliOBO heal jaded, weary moth [ers and their lots with whole, iiome fond and recreation mid aid in building up their bodies and minds for tho strug? gle of life. Last yeur some ' ,1100 mothers and almost il?.OOO children were given vacations til the uriiiy's camps. The lipihca and maternity hospitals arc al Itoanoko and are tilling a long felt need for this part of the stiito. The home service program of Ilia Salvation Army was repre? sented here lasl week by Field Director J. B. Keesliugj social research bureau, of Richmond; resulting in a community tid yiaory board being successfully organized in Big Stone (lap Tho following uiiicers wOni idcCted: K/.ra T. Carter, presi dent; Mrs. I). B. Say eis, vice president; .Mrs. K. K Taggart, secretary, and J. B. Wumpter, treasurer. Prof. H. L Sulfridge is president of a general educa? tional committee consisting of liftUOD I Ulli OB und gentlemen di? vided under three subheads of inootitigs, with Mrs. John \V. (Jhalkley, chairman. Speakers with l)r. W. A. Baker, chair? man ami publicity with 0. N. Kmght, chairman. Kcv. J. M. Smith is chairman "! the service committee and J. B. SVumplur that of I'liaiiro. A strong advisory board and organization committee are back of these oUiccrs and there is no doubt hm that the inter? ests of the community und the Salvation Army will he cared for in an efficient manner. Medical Society Meet al Norton. Norton, Va., April 2U.?The Wi?e (Jountv Medical Society met a; tho Norton Hospital for their regular monthly meeting ami elected oflicers. Must all ?l the physicians from all over the county were iu attendance and rt most enjoyable and prof? itable meeting was held. Dr. J- A. McGuire woia elected pres? ident und Dr. (J. B. Bowyor, of St?nega, was chosen secretary and treasurer. 1'. H. Payne is erecting a new Tame budding on East Fifth street opposite tbo Mineral Mo? tor Company, which ho will oc? cupy us a shoo repair shop School News (KdtUxi by (lie Settlor Class). Mrs. Margaret 1 l?>tV has been wit Ii us everyday for the past week training the school on sev? eral iiew ehorusos. The school is progressing well in tin- chapel Singing ami nur citizens arc nrg ? ? ? I to visit the school. Chapel is fro?i Si l? until 0:00 o'clock. There are only seventeen more (lays of scIkkiI ami this rime will be used in liuishillg our work for the lerin. We an- hoping lo close Retinol this year with a larger attendance, ami after a more successful year than has ever been witnessed in this school before. The I'.ig Stone iJ?p High School huso ball team won over the Appalaehiu hoys on last Wednesday afternoon with u -...re ,,| OR f. 1. Hatters, Bird and Hamiden for Big Stone l.iap High School; Strong, Odllier, Miller, Brotltertott, Waskin, Plechor for Appalachian Youcll from Big Stone Hap knocked a homo run. This makes four home runs Youcll has made this seasoii. Kdward Bird, botcher Bunn, UcorgC (i.line. Bat Youcll, .buiies Little, Mas bile and Mr. tiiirrett will leave Thursday for University of Virginia, where they will represent Big Stone (hip High School ami Wise"coun? ty in the meet of the state track tea ins. Miss Holla Jennings left lust 1'i ida v morning for Bat totisville, Va., where she attended the commencement exercises of the high school at that place, tin Thursday afternoon, Hie second team of the Big Stone (lap High School was defeated by (ho Ii r?t team of the Fast Stone (.Slip High School with a -..no of 14 to in on the Fast Stone (Lip hall diamond, Ab though our hoys played well they foillld the Kast Stone (lap team bird lo defeat. The other team showed they had a great deal of practice since our boys' played them .it Kast Stone last time. The linnors for the best lines .linine the week ending Friday April :.".Mii were given to the eighth, fifth and second grades. Dr. Stitloy, of Bristol, will be al tin- Hod Cross tillice'Thursday fot the benefit of those who wish to have their throats examined. Many interesting paper- are being banded in on "The Histo? ry of Wise County" and we he liifvo it will be dillicult to tell ju-t whose papers get the prizes. Mrs. C. C. Long, Mrs. Jell Wurde, of Tuzowell und Miss Prances Long, were visitors at. ricliool Monday. Sophomores Entertain. I lo- Sophomore class gave a party al the attractive homo of Mi- Jemima Willis Friday night in honor of botcher Bunn, Max bile and Patrick Youell, the boys frdlll their class, who will go lo the University on the track team. Many interesting contests and games were played during the earlier part of the ev? ening. ' Among them were: What you (bight to Know'' was won by Kalph Showalter. The booby was won by James Me Cormick. A very exciting inci? dent Was the spelling of words backward. Mesmerism was car? ried out in a very interesting and successful way. fruit salad, saud wicbes ami punch were serv? ed .luting the evening. Those present were: Matth Burke, Evelyn Early, Mary Idle, Lovely Littroll, Virginia Sea ton, Hurtrudo Sine, Ituth Sine, Ruth Smith, Juanita Taylor, Jeniima Willis, Beth Shugart, Carolyn Uoodloe, Thelma Kennedy, Curl Banks, Lotcher Bunn, Schemel Dsuglierty, Charles Dean, Mux Lite, James .McCormick, Stewurt Quails, John Ithca, Ralph Show alter, Bascom Taylor, Beaton Wilt and Patrick' l'ouoll, Mr. [and Mrs.Sulfridge, Misses Lav, I White, Horton and Mr. Uarrett. KENNETH N. GILP1N Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. Singing Convention Will Meet al Athletic Park on Next Sunday. The tri county Hinging Con? vention, Composed of lie- load? ing singers from the counties of Leo, Scott und Wise, will meet at the Kail I'Urk at this plane on next Sunday and engage iu an .ill day singing. Refreshments will he served on the ground and a large i crowd is expected uliil some] line singing will [?? heard; I- ?! Jones, nf Si ('h oles, is man? ager of the Convention and us. sures us Unit sum.- nf ihe liest singers iu the three counties will he her.' '.. entertain all who COIIle. He Will Carry South west Vir? ginia for Lieutenant Bristol, \"a., April 110. Rx pressing confidence that ho will carry Southwest Virginiii by a record majority, Kenneth X. I lilpih, of I'.oyce, Vit,, candidate for LieutCnunt-llo vernor, has issued u siateiniiiil declaring that he intends to return to this section of the stale before the close of the eiimpuigii. In the couise nf his recent lour of Ihe Ninth district Mr Gilpih visited the following places in the order named: HI verton, Not 'on, Wise, Big Stone Gap, Appiilneliia, Tauoinn, Coo bllrn, Shannon, Irromont, Clint' wood, Si. ['alii, TuZOWotl and lVarislnng. Holling II. Handy, of Brisioi. is Mr. flilpin's man uger iu the Ninth district Diirihg ihe pusi thred weeks liiltllldl! gains have boon ill tile by Mr. (Jilpin'a campaign and his managers In lieve thai in is! of these accessions are due to his past legislative record winch is being given close scrutiny h\ ihn V?lers at this tune. Mr. Gilpin'a first lull in the legislaluie was in prohibit con slant and Ilsen change nl text hooks in the public schools so that the hooks might be handed down froth tilt) oldest child lo ill.' \ llUllgl'St ones. This measure found warm com? mendation all over the statu. Mr. Qilpin'H record on mailers pertaining Io good roads is tin* impeachablo and has given his candidacy ?reai momentum. As a ri-Hiilt of his tireless light in the legislature for bei I er roads he is recognized iis one <>f the state's fiiremosi road en? thusiasts. Reports received from Giles county say that ihe Clarke county candidate lias registered remarkable gains there ami that the county will give him a royal "SO id oil" on elec? tion day. Mr. Gilpill was re Cently guest at a big dinner given there by A. K. Shumate, Democratic county chairman. J. B. Keeling, of Richmond, tiidd director of the Salvation Army, spent a few days last week iu the (lap in the interest of his organization. Gilpin is Confident Governor. Successful Meetings Southern Methodist Church Declares War on Ignorance and Godless Education. Former Secretary Lane ri.nt ly said, "If Hi.- 5,500,000 illit? erates in Hie United States weie stretched in a double line at in? tervals of three feet, and were to inarch past the White House at the rate of -5 miles |>er day it would require more than two month- fur tllClll to pass." The curse of our fair hitid is ignorance, hut a better day is dawning, for both church ami -late are beginning to realize that America's salvation ties in educating the masses. All tin' leading churches in our southland are putting forward great educa? tional movements, and now the Southern Methodist church is Stepping into line. Instead of thinking .in terms of thousands as in Ihe past they are counting their aims with million-' to for? ward Christian education. Our educational history has been glorious, hut we have not Kept pace with the world of events in the matter of Christian eilue.it ion. In the past we have sent out from our church schools some of the greatest men of Un? na! inn, and this movement now seeks tn place our church schools in such a position that they can continue to send out these men' and Winnen of noble and gigant? ic i lliristuln character; I'.ig Stone flap district which includes Wise, l.eo, ScOtl and the portion of Tennessee stir rounding Kiiigsport i- marching right at the head of the col mil us: ill Holsten in the education movement. Presiding elder Shugart is now touring the dis? trict with a strung team Of preachers ami laymen in an ef? fort to fully arouse the people of their, obligations and grand priv? ilege of making this a truly Christian country. Kdueation is power, hut all of Us are \ ital jy concerned as to whether that power -hull be good or evil in it ?.-Meet mi the human race. Tin- team -tailed al Wise April is. with M. A. StevOiisdii, .1. I'. Iteiiton, F. It. Slieltnn and C. (,>. i louiits as speakers. The next night Norton was visited where W. II. Briggs was added In tilti list. The tea lit reached Coeburn and Tom's (Jpeek mi the 20th, and here (J. K. I'aiuter ami II. <i. (rilmer joined the ranks. K I.. McCounell and C.W. Dean were taken on al Appalachia the .'Ist. (J. b. Siradley became a member of Ihe team at Kast Sinne (lap im Friday night. Sat unlay night found them at jSlonega. The team leached bee county April 25, and opened tin- cam? paign at Dryden where an all day meeting wa- held. Tuesday fnuiid them at I'eniiington Cup, and here W. D. Farmer, W. O. Harris were added to the list of those already having rendered -erviio. When they arrived at Jonesville on the 27th K. Mil Walker wa- put into ser? vice ami an all day meeting fol-j low ing. They reached Hwiug oil the 2Sth, und from there went lo Cumberland (iap where S. I.. 11 lock en berry joined the team. Seoll county was invaded with an all day meeting at Clinohport May 2nd, where I'riddy, Dean, Wagner ami Slradley presented Christian education. It rooks and Stevenson returned to the teani here, and Duilguiiuon w ill have an all day rally May Ith. fin the same day another team will visit Nickels vi lie composed of Fvans, Wagner ami limits. The team will arrive at Gate City on May 5 for an evening service with Ben ton, Dean, I'rid? dy and Stevenson as speakers. Look out for some strong ad? dresses. The tidings will he carried to Kiiigsport on the night of the tith, where Benton, Wag? ner und Stevenson will speak. Fruit Crop In Virginia Almost a Total Failure. Virginia fruit crops have tho poorest pros).ta on record, ac? cording i" i surviiy josi com? pleted by* Henry M. Taylor, ag? ricultural statistician, I'. S. Ku reau id' Crop (Estimates. It is still too early to make an accu? rate forecast of the production of apples, tor the niiinbei of blos sonis that survive the "Juno drop" will determine the crop. However, report- from 200 or cha.lists in all parts ,,f the -t.it. indicate that only T per Cent, of the apple blossoms are -till alive, and With the most favorable con '.itions not over in per cent, nf a full crop will he prodii.1. Kveii it this early date it may lie said that commercially the crop is a failure except in a few localities, reaches, oilier stone fruits and pears are almost a total loss all over the state, and olijy. in well protected spots an- there any prospects for fruit. (napes, blackberries, raspberries ami Strawberries have biieii injured but still promise a good yield in most sections. The production of apple- has been record.-d annually since INSO, and from present indica? tions thi" year's crop will be the illiallesl Oil record. In I SIM the crop w.i- ulillost a failure, and the crops of IS07 and Hit:) were very small. The annual pro littet ion of peaches has oiily been recorded Since I'.mu, but the [crop will probably bo one of the smallest ever know n. The freeze during the lust week of March kill.-d from l? to ?U per cent, of the apple bios. -.hu-, ami nearly all of tho peaches; Late biids came out after this, it was believed that there woilld Ii" 2fi p.-r c ut. of a crop lor the slate, but the April freeze! ha- nearly destieyed what was left. Sonn- varieties have survived much belter than Others, pippins ami York Imperial- -how the I:.-.i prospects of th. winter tip pies; and Koine Hcaulietl and JimathiillS of Ihe fall varieties ., Ken Ihivis, Black Twigs, Sfuy iiiiiils, (?liin. s' (iolden ami II.-u ! unis are practically all killed. There are Vi.'i\ leu W.saps. Reports from !? rotloriek conn tyj which normally produces one fonri h i .f t be date cr^p, v i r> Ii' I'll ? In "J.'i per cent, of a Clop, the average heilig liboul I" p.-r cent. York Imperials have been the b ast injured, and tin- is tin only variety thai promises a par? tial crop. In Augu.1.1 county less than .'? pel eeul. of the hlos sihii4 have sin vised, and iu Al bemurlc, the third largest producing ikiiiiiI \ , less Ihau In per cut. of Ilm apples are alive, but "ii ; i ????>? 111. t of Ii Ii f a \ arable conditions lor polloni/iition not ' liiere I hau ? per cent of a crop i- expected1, ami this will be mostly Pippins and Vork Im? perials. Buckingham and Sbeniilidoali conn lies have prospects lor less than In per cent, of a crop. In NeK.ui coun? ty Ihe Pippins and Vork Impe? rials have survived fairly well iu Homo seel ions, so In per cent, of a crop is promised. Itiippalian liock and the upper I'iedinoilt districts report the best prospects of any district in the -.tale, lull even here there are only from 15 to 2i? per cent, of the blos? soms still alive. The Itoanoke districts ami the Southwest re? port all varieties practically a total loss. Iu I'atrick and Hen? ry counties less than per cent, of Ilm blossoms are still alive. Notice of Stockholders' Meeting. Tbo annual meeting of the stock holders of the North Side Kund Company, Incorporated, will be behl at the office of ?j K. Klnnton.in the Minor Building, Big Stone (lap, Virginia, on Wednesday, May 4th. 1921, at: 10:30 a. in., for the purpose oft electing a Board of Directors and transacting any other bus? iness that will properly come before the meeting. 15*18 U. K. Oashkk, Secretary. Davey Wallen Given Twenty-Years for Kill? ing Policeman Littrell. Wise, April 27.?The jury in the case et Davey Green Wallen, charged with the killing of Po? liceman D. W. Littrell, ai Big Stone Gap, found the accused guilty ami fixed his punishment at twenty-years in the peniten? tiary. The jury was mil hing in reaching a verdict, being out less1 than half an hour. Tin- trial laste I three day- ami was a hard fought logiil ha tile from beginning to cud. The de? fendant was defended by Morion A: Parker, of Appalachian ami Wright Cox, of (iate City , while Commonwealth's Attorney Mc Corekle was assisted in tin1 pros centum liy It. P. Bruce K/.ra T; Carter, ?. M. V Soars and < i. Li Taylor. Tliis was the -of.md lime Wal? len has gone mi trial for Ihe of fofi-e, Ihe lir-t c?s? resulting in i hung jury. Hi- attorneys im? mediately inade a motion for a new trial, hut the judge rem ind od the prisoner to jail, refusing bond i The i.coiisiih of opinion is. that the jury returned a verdict in keeping with the evidence, diovviug much mercy in Ihe term lieiug no longer than twenty years. Life imprisonment ivas coulideutiy expectedi BRAD HAROLD BADLY INJURED [When He Attacks Merchant at East Stone Gap. Itrad Harold, a voting tu ui of (Susi Stone Gap, was badly in? jured on Tuesday of last week When lie attacked ,1. Ml Elliott in his store at that pl.tco, Oeing cut several tunes ami Stabbed once in the back with a knife. Harold entered the store late that evening and said Kliiotl bad acc.isud him of robbing a man the night before. Elliott denied the charge bio w bi knocked down bv Harold ami lie arose with a knife iil his hand and slashed II in,Id lemts the back. On Hie night before Andy Collier, a merchant, ?yas hell up and robbed of fill by' two inen about'J o'clock as lid wai ^oing inline from his J'nre. Collier recognized one of tin? men and told some of In. friends who be thought got lib) I money. Harold heard (Ins, it is supposed, and threatened lo i whip his accusers nu sight. I Harold's e o n d i t i o n was thought at first to be d diger oUS as a result of bis mirup with Elliott and in view of this ho called Mr. Collier to h s bed? side and gave bun jj50 and said Wood McElroy had ihe balance. McElroy was arrested an.! in default of bond was taken to jad al Wis?. My last Saturday Harold bud partly roc ivero.i and being unable to Inruish bond, was taken to Wise also. Doing tiood Building Business I The llorks Construction Com? pany, of this place, Itus coo tracts covering a largo amount of work in SVisbcoiinty, unong [which are building an addition to the court house at Wise, ! building a concrete road from I Norton to EsseSVille, and a (macadamized road froiii I'' ser villo to Wise, building the dew bank building fur the First N.i lionul Bank at Appalaehiu, and the following residences hi Big' Stone Gap: One for E. M. 11 illy, one for A. It. Gordon, one for Clarence .Bailey und one for K. P. Barren. All the" above work is now under way and will bo pushed to completion us rapidly us possible. This company, which is tho one that built the largo hosiery I mill at this place, is also figur? ing on quite a lot of other work and they feel con tide lit they will gel ut least a portion of it when the contracts aro lei. 1 will have several thousand sweet potato plains ready for delivery Inside of ton day s. Any kind and any amount you want. Special attention to mail orders. Phono or writo l.iud?ey Horton. ?adv.