The Big Stone Gap Post.
BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. MAY 4. 1921
Extending Its Home Service
Program Throughout South?
? 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
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 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.
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, 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
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
(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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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
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.
In Virginia Almost a Total
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
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
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'
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.
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
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
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
[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
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.
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