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The Big Stone Gap Post.
VOL. XXIX BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA,. WEDNESDAY, MAY II, 1921 No. 19 State Highway Commissioner Coleman Out-1 lines Program for the Year und Reviews Needs of the State. Uichmoud, Yu., May 0.? Komi const ruction on mi extensive sea!"' is heing uinlerluken hy the State Highway Department. The cos! of both labor ami material is steadily declining, and indi? cation- ure tluit the early spring ami summer months will see Inbre state road projects under wav than at any time since the establishment of the slate sys. tern in duly, ltMS. i ^Figures obtained nt the ollice of < oinmisHinner <!. I". Coleman sin. ? ': a total fund, from all aourte-.. of $1,081,101.57 avail? able for new construction work for 1021. The llgiiros apply to construction work only, as dis? tinguished from funds available for maintenance and county aid work. All of the available fund for new construction will b? coli? liriicleil for within the next four llllilltlis. County Aid Work. In addition to the fund.'- avail? able for new construction this ye.ir on the statu system, there IB u fund provided by the Oe-n eral Assembly to be Used in road construction in co-operutiou with th<' counties, the work heilig done under the supervision of lo? cal authorities on plans and spec? ifications furnished by the high? way department statistics re? leased by the department show i total nl $1,800,000, available for tin- purpose, provided the coun? ties meet the appropriations: blade by the legislature, The assembly of 1010 appropriated $700,000 for 1020 and a like ainouiil for 11121, Of tile amount ' tlm- provided the counties last year expended approximately ? 1,000,000, und have available and iinilur contract of the 1020 fund if 188,000 state money which will represent an expenditure of approximately $-100,000; Tito |7O0,ll00 appropriation for 1021 V;:- made available March 1st. < UIR-in Id of the department estimate that there will be avail? able ior maintenance work (lur? ing 11121, from the automobile tax a total of $1,2!12,000. Of fhts a.mil about r2:)lb000 w ill be used I'm-resurfacing old roads and saving the money already invested by the counties. There Wus available for maintenance and resurfacing for 1020 ti\o thirds of thu automobile tax? ?inouiitiug to $1,1117,2811.7'.?. 1 nder the provisions of the iii.iiutenunce act the departiiionl Jew taken over, all told, 1086 Iniles, which it is now maintain? ing. there are approximately ?800 Hilles in the Male system. The ? 'iiiinissioner is authorized by Statute to take over from time to time such sect ions of this system, i . maintained by the counties; t1 in his judgment, are in a ;'iiMUitainahlu condition. (Joins Ini-siouer Coleman stressed the ? t that until roads are actually t -? n over by the department the local authorities are respon jaanhle lor their condition. AdJIIiaual Statistics. H We also obtained from the i iintnissioner's ollice statist ics Kollow mg appropriations, exp?'ndi v.tui'es and mileage constructed :.;;l"r the three year period?1010 ..-" -1. Tin- figures show total Rftinds of f0,800,1011.28, as shown ftPn the following table : BApproiirlattou i918-lU.f bs?,onl.i;i Sjl mill uv, collected lioct-m \$ air. I?I0.l.-.'uti.iuil. 1!) ?UMt-tblrd aiito tax, lu-jo .'.si...io a-.i i.na ut.oell.vtul December, im "fl? . .i.:ij.r,.iioo.ou tg'Di.eral appropriation, 1S20 i>Sli,7fi?.O0 ' i ?'??"?'t-?ppropri.ui.in. lu.il ..ul.-'iiiO.tlO nuue-third .nit.i tat, 11)31, t-at|. uiat.il iiul mm- being cub ?g, - ln;U''? ? -. MS.OUO.OO .-i< ? m i, i labor, ninipmeiit, con iA inbutioiia prior to 'iu .. .. Klli.ilil. i;t Wonvioi labor two-11 . 11:1,820.37 i| In addition to the funds listed y>? the table there was available ?for Virginia under the Federal 8 '^ct u,r Ml0 period from .In Ily, IUI?, to July, 1921, a total j of $6,451,730128. During the period of the WorM war, howev? er, no federal funds wen1 used t'ur highway construction. The [appropriations for 1917 and 1918; therefore, were curried1 over und made available during 1919 iuid 1920. I'rom state and federal appro? priations the Stute Highway De? partment huil let to contract uiul liiid under way or completed, as of March I, 1150.4 miles repre? senting a cost of $8,249,123. Of tl?i? mileage there had I.n ac? tually completed as of March I, 1"iS.77 mili-s which hail cost $6, 121,815, leaving 191.27 miles iiinler contract, to cost, when completed, $8,1 _'7,:t?>8. The fig? ure?; hi table? added to the Fed eral Aid flllldS, show u total sum available for the three years of $12,267,2211.57; There* has al? ready been actually expended, the records show, $6,121,815, with $:i,127,:?i:i under contract, iiiaktug a total of $8,149,12:1, leaving available $4,081,101.57 for now construction in 1921, practically all of .which will be iimler contract by inid-siiminer. The policy of the department, C'oniinissioncr C'oloinan said, would continue to be one of pre? serving, wherever possible, roads previously constructed by tin -tilt-', and to mukc use, wherev? er possible, of material available locally. LAUNDRY DAMAGED BY fIRE Blaze Starts in Engine Rouiu and Loss Will Reach $1,000 The Royal Laundry caught tire in the engine room at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon und on account of having no water the lire lichter? had to resort to buckets to tight the tlumes which were not checked for over two bourn The building being of concrete the II amen were confined to the engine room, although it wim ut tirst (bought the main building would burn anil the office Iix lures and baskets of laundered clothes were curried into I ho street. All the wooil work in the engine room wan burne l and some of the machinery slightly damaged, the loss be? ing estimated about $1,00(1 with no insurant*' The blaze was discovered in the roof of ibe engine room by Wi B. Carpenter, the Hreman, but if soon gained considerable headway. It was oulv with groat diflieulty thai the Harnes could be reached with water. Olm of the main pipe linen btirsted Monday morning and the water supply was cut off until repairs were made. Plumb? er Blessing had just completed the repair work when the lire alarm was sounded but it was two bourn before water ?vaa available in the pipe linen. Large buckets und tubs were secured from local hardware st iies and water wus carried from the river. The Appnluchiu Volunteers came down with their lire truck and rendered what assistance they could, at? taching a line of hose as noon as the water supply came on. The town wishes to thank them for their assistance. lt. I'. Barroti, proprietor of the Royal Laundry, hopes to I have his plant going again within a few duya,although it bus not been determined exact? ly how much the Miaohinerj is damaged, hut it is thought to be very little. The laundry is one of Big Stone (lap's leading industries and enjoys a liberal patronage from the surrounding towns. Mr. Barren wishes to] thank the people for their able assistance in lighting the lire. Had it reached the main build? ing the loss would have been heavy. Leave on Western Trip. Mr. and Mrs S. W. Wax loft last Wednesday on an exten? sive western trip. They will; tirst visit Colorado and 1 then go to points in California. 1 They expect to return by way } of Uuba and will b.? away for, sometime. Mr. lOarnsworth andI (Muis. Strong have rented their j home during their absence. Big Stone Gap Loses to State- ; liners by 7 to 3 Score. The Big Stone Oup team lost to the Stateliner- of tilt! Aapala clii?n League at liristol Sutiir day in a very interesting exhibi? tion1 game by a spore of 7 In ?!. It ?a- most anybody's game up to the seventh inning w lion Southpaw Colctnuu weakened atel the Bristol players hammer? ed hint for four ?eures. Banks relieved him here ami had SO iliucll smoke lied Sleiuji had ilif lietilty in holding him atel with the uiil of several passed balls Bristol managed to mal,.' one lltore seore. A- U8UUI l?g Stone (lap wielded the willow to a great extent, hut coil Id not bunch their hits. I'otter, of the home team, lead in the hitting and run getting and bis line ex? hibition of (iciding at second brought much applause from the stands. In view of a double header tie locals borrowed a battery from the Johnson City team, but only one game was played as it raided Friday, Although Kid Slemp informed l?g Stone (Jap he could not he ttiere. ho - bowed u[i ready for tin.niest. The Uristol sport writer in speaking of Hank- going in as re? lief pit.'her in the seventh, said he did not hn\ e a I hing on tin ball but tliccnver. Anyhow not long after the game an olllcilll of the Bristol team attempted to sign Hanks as a pitcliorj but Hank- turned the .oiler down. Hanks is one id tin- best pitchers in Wist.iliity und \VIO greatly disappointed because In- was not given a chance to go the full route against the Slutoliners. Despite the re-ult of the game the l?g Stone players consider themselves under obligation- to Dave Taylor, manager of the Johnson Oily team in sending his players up to help out the local-. I'orry is a gooilciutclier and help? ed the boy s considerably. < 'ole maii is considered a demon when n pitching com} 11 ion. Illy SI.mo Clap .\ II It II l'< i A i: l-rceuor; Ih I I 1 In I'olter, -Mi l '.' :i l'ol|y, i f I il I u Christy, :il> lulu (iutf, ft' I ii I -J lltevins, rf I 0 I 1 0 batons, ns ..A 0 t II IVrrv, i ;l il \! '.' Colt-limn, |i a n ii l SW.-iiiji, u 1 n ii Honks. \< l u a I ii 01 Total* . till :i I? 31 Stain bluer* AH II II Ti Italoy, II. I 3 n I MoUloroy, ai, ..nil ?-' Moore. II .. 1 1 Wllcox, 3 :t II II. Hull, e( II 13 Itlmwi, ih . r, o u s lllnklo, rf II ii ii ii Marafluo, a l u o il MoOaue,p I U U Itig Stone (lap . ooii e"l 1130 ?: Ii Stataliliera . ... 100 '?'l II" -ill Two IsUo lilta?Pottei .mil Christ v Three haat) lots Wileoa, .?, II Holl, Homo runs II Hell llaae ou Italia oil IVrry, 3. Struct; out liy I'orry, 3; by Hanks. ?? by MoCabej Double piaya McOlOrey to Haley to Kline* Hit by uitohcr?IMrry, 1. Tliao of gamtl I 18. Umpire Nelll* CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR NEWS NOTES The Ohristiun Kndouvor So? ciety of the Norton Presbyte? rian churcli will give a pro? gram ut the Presbyterian church ui Hig Stone (Jap next Friday evening, May the 13th at 8:00 o'clock. Following the i program the young people will enjoy a short social hour. We hope each member of nur locals society will be present, will give our Norton friends a liatirty welcome und thereby show a spirit of Ohristiun fel lowsllip, one of the four princi? pals ou which tin- UhriBtiau Kndeavor work is founded. The Sunday l:venittit Meeting. The topic for the meeting is, "How to Knjoy tine's Work" with Miss May Horton as Lead? er. Von are cordially invited to ull of the Sunday evening meetings. Tune eta in. School News (Killtet! by the Senior C."la.s*>. The representative track team <if Wise county returned from the University of Virginia Sun-1 dny morning. The boys report ?vi a good linio, hut no( many ppihts ni the Ueld day events. The third place in high jumps wan won by Letcher Bunn, The cborilS Hinging directed liy Mrs. Hoff hns improved very inucli in the last week. Mrs. II. K. Pox and Mrs. (3reaver were visitors to the school last Friday morning. Miss llillman, one of the high School teachers of (late City, visited our school Monday morning. ?in last Tuesday evening four of the domestic science girls, Delia Jennings, Virginia Sea ton, Margaret Hilly and Juani ta Taylor served a very delioi oils supper to four of the teach eis, Miss Lai . Mi si Strati lev, Miss Hruce and Mrs. UuHBoll, The supper consisted of salmon .viith tomato sauce, creamed potatoes, deviled eggs, pickles. inked apples, fruit salad, hot biscuits and Collen. Norton Wins Statt Champinn?hips in Debates. We are sure that all people interested in lhe schools of Wise eoiintv will he proud of the spluuuiil victory of the Norton debating team in winning the .(ate championships in the re. eent contests held at the I'ni versity of Virginia. The team consisted of Miss Margaret lly att and Trigg .Miller, who had won out in the Wise county preliminary contests, having lefeated Big Stone I lap. Hav? ing successfully won the gaunt? let of several other preliminu. nes, they finally put Wise coun? ty (>?? top by defeating Danville High School. Throat Clinic The I hi out clinic held under1 I he iiuspicCs of the American Ked Dross Nursing Service last Thursday was ijuite a sueee.-ty. I he weather cut the number down tii eleven instead of twen Iv as was ordinarily arranged, When the children were told that they would have to spend the night on account of the rain many tear- were shed as the} hud been told that most of llieui could go home that night. It was decided by the nursing com. in it tue to have some form of en Icrtuinmeui for Uieiii and sev? eral toWii t'llthlreil were invited tu to sing and dunce for them. Littlesleuilee Knight sung sev? eral liilabysitntl Kosemond Wren und Jeanette Oiliiier danced; The parents of the patients as well as the patients appreciated this. Kvery patient is getting uloiig nicely und the doctors silly fcun resinne their studies this week. Throe Widows hud child? ren operated on free of cost. An other clinic will be held in Itig Stone (lap in August. Dr. Staley, of Bristol, assisted bv Drs.. (tiluier and Bilker, ol the tbi'p performed the opera-, lions. L. & N. May liuiId New Depot Near Center of Town. It is reported that tie- I., a- N. Kuilroad will commence to build a new depot at Dig Stone Dap within the next sixty days. A committee of the Young Men's Club is circulating a petition in an ell'orl to interest the citi/eus of the Clap in endeavoring to have the I.. & N. build its new depot up town instead of approx? imately a mile and a quarter west of town as at present. The com? mittee seem to have inside infor? mation* to the effect that the 1.. & N. will consider erection of the depot uptown if the citizens will contribute a substantial por? tion of the expense of running tin? truck into town. If the L. A* N. builds its depot uptown it is the general belief that the Southern will also move il~ tle I pot down tow n. Large Crowd Attended Sinking Convention in tiie Gap Last Sunday. On last Sunday between two and throe thousand people from Leo, Scott and Wise UOIIIltiOS as? sembled al the Ball Park at this pltkcu to attend the annual Bulg? ing convention, which is com? posed nf choirs from the three counties. The singing commenced about eleven o'clock and continued un? til twelve thirty when an hour intermission was given for din? ner. At on" thirty the choirs assembled again and the singing continued until four o'clock. The singing was very good and greatly enjoyed by the large crowd present. Die convention tupsiiiging was m charge of -I. VV. Hall, of lieu llur, I. county, president, and I.. V. .l?iies, of St. I'harle-, secretary. I I. gcntlelhen conducted the alfaifs of t he convent mil the past year and arranged the meeting Mere, w hich was a great success. K?r the next year Mr: Jones was iv elected secretary ami .1. II. I'leenor. of Itlg Stone (lap, Was elected prosido/ut. The e.unmit tee ou time and place for the next annual meeting, composed of A. -I. I'.lv, of I..oiintv, ? P. Illalock, of Wise county, and l\ \V. Ivetroiij of Scott county, lifter considering the dif? ferent plac.-s thai had applied lor the eon vent ion next year un? animously decided mi Itig Stone Gap as the most convenient and appropriate place for I he meet? ing and it w ill tie held here some tiiue during I ho month of May. The leaders of the i nll Veil! loll wme very complimentary of itig Stone Gap and the cordial recep? tion they rec, iveil. The following choirs from Lee and Wise counties tool, part in the singing, there being no choir present from Scott comity : l.<.uuty?Keil llui. Deep Spring, St: Charles, |)ry Hriine.h, Osborne's t.'hapel and Keokee. Wise uutity?' ad. i, Norton. Ston, ^a. Sr.. and Stolicga, -h . County Officers Make Successful Raid and Capture .Moonshine Still. X.ii ion, Ya., Slay s ? Oilieers James Whentley and .1. K:. Hob inct t .made a raid this morning in the mud ami rain and cap lured ii moonshine stdl which was in full operation, along with three of the operators. The raid wus pulled oil on Black Creek hear White Oak I lap und the t-it 111 located about il o'clock this morning. Taking ml van? tage of the pouring ruin and deep mud. the operators were making a run, little dreaming that th.' oltieers would brave such a day for raiding. Hut their die mi of security wus rudely shattered by the shrill command of i he raiders to throw Up their hands. Officer Whontley is county policeman and located at Wise, while Itobiitott is Incited at Sutherland. The men arrested were Put Huldwin and John Jones, (ho third party making his getaway and whose inline Could not be learned. The still wus brought to Nor? ton und destroyed and the men lodged in the Norton jitil to await trial. Tea for Mrs. Alexander. Mrs. II. A. Alexander, of Im. bodou, Virginia, was in Bristol .Monday en route to Newport News, Virginia, where she will represent Wise county ut the stale meeting of the Federated Clubs. In honor of Mrs. Alexander, Mrs. Carl King entertained at her hoine, While Hull, at a tea a few friends of the honoree, including Mrs. F.. II Kabler, Mrs Krnost Andrews and Mrs. Heuser, of Abtngdon ?Bristol I lerald Courier, The cook stove smiles when you use Black .Mountain Coal. When you are in need phone I'.'. ? A. 1'. H.ionium I .adv. Definite Statement Regarding Highway Construc? tion in Virginia Will In Issued Soon. Richmond, Vu., May 6.?A definite statement giving the I facts ii tit I figures relative to highway construction in Vir gitiia, will be belied by the S ir ginia (Jood Roads Association immediately following u ineoi in? of its executive committee, which will I).- held in Richmond, .May loth. This statement will also contain a can fully prepar? ed analysis of all conditions stir rounding read building by .the state', together with certain detiuite recomuienduliuiis re gurdiug a future policy looking to the speedy eonstriioioii nl an adequate system of slate arid county highways. A committee headed by Cot. Thomas B, McAdams, of Rich. motid, vice president of the American Bunkers' Association .nid a member of the executive committee of the Virginia(lood Roads Association from the Third Congressional district, lias ho. n at work for the post linety days, gathering data, checking the Information oh '.aine.l, and carefully studying lie situation from all angles, ind will have ready for the ex ocutivu committee a prelimina? ry statement as a basis of did cuseion. 'The study,of Ihe state's high way problems has riot been eon lined to the otlicers and direct ors of the association. Leaders in public life, members of the State Senate mid candidates for the House of Delegates, Virgin? ia's Congressmen and "Senators, bankers, newspaper editors, lawyers, business men, fanners ind civic org iinz illous, have tieeii reipi sted by the commit ee to carefully study the situa? tion and make recouiiocudll i.ions to ihe executive commit? tee. 'The ins estimation has heen -Xlended to lilt! leading slates ?Vilich have in nie a pronounced Iticeess til the construction of highways. Kxpertsof national prominence have b. on called upon lor iheir counsel. "Our -iole aim is to oll'er the people of Virginia the very best plan which It is possible to evolve,';' said Ueilorul C. C. Vaughan, Jr , of Franklin, president of tin- Virginia Uood Ko.ids Asso. elation. "It must be thorough? ly sound and practical in evorj way ami so designed to best meet the needs of the slate. Whatever conclusions lire n achlid b> the association w ill no backed up with a i.isO statement of tin.' facts on w hich these conclusions are based, so that Ihe people may judge for themselves as to their ac? curacy." 'The ofllcors and directors of the association who compose the executive committee are as follows- Ueiieral U, C. Vuiigli an, Jr., president, Franklin; II. II. Augoll, 1st vice president, Rouuokc; R. K. Turner, 2nd vice president, The l'lain-; ,1 no. A. Lesuer, :trd vice president, Norfolk; Miss M. R-liziheih I'idgeoii, lib vice president, University; John W. Ohulkloy, 5th vice president, Big Stone Gap; D It. Kylund, sec etary? treasurer, Lynehhurg. Direct? ors, 1st district, W. K. KaWlius, Hampton; C. O'Connor Uool rick, Kredericksburg; 2nd. T. II. Uirdsong, Suffolk; W. s Beb Btou, Norfolk; ird, George I'. Coleman, Williamsburg'* Thus B. McAdams, Richmond; lib, N. B. Davidson, Farmvule; R. It. Turner, Clurksville; 5tb, C. (1. Holland, Danville; Dr. S. S. Uuerr'ant, Culla.way; tith ? L. McCraw, Lyiicliburg; Hubert C. rClhott, Roanbkb; 7 th i Holiis Ririohart, Uharlottesville; S. R. Millar, Front Royal; Stil, Geb, V. Hurrisun, HernUon; J. Y. Williams, Alexandria; 'Jib, K. S. Finney, Lebanon; Henry Rob? artii'i Bristol; loth.J. T. McAl lister, Hot Springs; M. B. Corse, Lexington. Prisoners Taken to Convict Camp. Wise, Va., May .">.--A guard from the convict camps in Leo county took eleven prisoners from Wise jail Saturday to work ou the ruuds in Lee county.