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The Big Stone Gap Post.
V9i^_XXiX B!G STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 25,1921 No. 2| Water Supply When Dam is Completed Will Be Sufficient For All Purposes BV W. A. BTUART. Those Wim know Wise, county ' liest, ami are most familiar with its splendid natural resources, are full of conliilence llial in the nut far distant future it will de? velop into a teeming industrial community like Pittshurg or Birmingham, But these same knowing ones are also the most fully conscious Of the County's one great deficiency, an ahlilid aut water supply. Modern in? dustry consumes not only coal and iron ami stone mid lumber; it also consumes vast quantities id' water. Wise County, lying us it does upon the divide he between the Ohio anil the Ten? nessee, produces the small be? ginnings of several streams which, after they past beyond our borders, develop into noble, rivers, hut there is not one large drcaui within the county. Fur tberinoro, our soil, with its sand stone base, is of light and por? ous a character as not to hold water well, so that the very quality which gives to the water of our steams its delightful pur? ity also causes the supply to run very low in seasons of drought, I laving this situation in view, the Town of Big Stone I lap. which owns the entire drainage area ot the headwaters of the South Kork of PoWuli's Itiver, commenced work during the pits! winter upon a project for im? pounding a vast qunnity of wafer to provide a supply that will make the town independent of iiily- droughts that can reasonably be anticipated. Tin' work ?j. the project, under the direction of Mr. I). B. Savers, of the town cot.il, and Mr. .1. P. Wolle, cit v engineer, is rapidly Hearing completion ami, if nothing goes seriously wrong, will be finished early in .luiio. It is probably unknown to most people that Powell's Mount? ain, east of that mighty gash in it- vitals known as ('racket's Neck, does not terminate at the top in u sharp ridge, but, on the contrary, bears upon its crest an evleiisive plateau, or rather an immense cup, ringed about by a rim of low hills tin il- outer edges. This cup slopes very gently toward Ihn west and just at its western extremity the numerous little streams which rise in it unite and break through the lllll of hills. Thence the river makes a helter-skelter des? cent of fifteen hundred virticul feet to the floor of Cracker's Ne, k, pouring itself headlong in a riot ot foam and commotion six miles down u steep and narrow gorge, the sides r,f which tire clothed w ith opulent ma. oi rhododendron, ami the Hour of which is strewn with mighty unl-itolie boulders?the w ildest and most rotllllticbll of nature in all these mountains. Bight across the cleft in I he mountain rim the Town of Big Stone (iap is constructing a dam which will close the outlet and form a lake upon the mountain top, thus recreating a feature which probably existed there iii prehistroic limes. Tin- present specifications call for a masonry .structure upon a concrete base eleven feel above the former level of the stream. The ex? tremely gentle character of the .-lope of the ettp can he realized when it is stated that lliiseleveu toot dtim will form a buck-water a mile in length, ami will im? pound more than a hundred million gallons of water. The possibilities of the -iltl alion are endless, for if at any time the requirements of the community served from this re? servoir call for a larger supply of water, the amount impounded ? an he indefinitely increased by the simple expedient of adding a tew feet to the height of the dam, For the first time lurge factories become, a possibility in Wise county, for sprinkler sys? tem*, boilers, tanks, pools, etc., can be assured of uu adequate and unfailing supply of water.? I 'raw ford's Weekly] TO THE CITIZENS OF BIG STONE GAP Nature lias made our town so beautiful and this year more beautiful thai! usual?now it ist up to Iis to keep it denn. It is in a fearful condition, not only tile streets but tin- river bunk"*. There uro two dumping grounds, one on the inland at old electric light plant and one back of tho Woojen mill. Dou't let's disllgure the river banks with trash. Commonciug May 30tli wo will have cleaning up week. Bvoryone got their places spot Ichs right to the middle of the street. Put all trash in barrels or piles and our good uinyor will see that the trash is hauled oir and put in the dumping grounds. Cinders can he used to till up boles and help make better streets. Put no oinders or trash can he thrown in piles on streets after cleaning up week. They are unsightly and untidy mid ruin the looks of our city. A committee will go over tlie town JutieHt.il any any houses or business buildings that have not their premises clean the owners will t?q lined. Tho law, wp know, will not have to be enforced lor our people have loo much civic pride not to have their places as clean and ul tractive as their neighbors. Later we hope to offer prizes for clouilliuoss and attractive lawns. All help the ('omnium ty Luiiguu in this work. In do? ing it you are helping to henillw fy your town, enhancing the value of your property und leaching your children to he neat and to tako mote interest in their homes. I SlltS, II. Ki F6x, Chairman of Streets tor the Community League. Memorial Bay Services to he Held Sunday Afternoon. The memorial committees of the LT. I>. C. and of the Com munity League met at the home of Mrs. .1. L McCormiek Mon? day afternoon and made the plans for a joint memorial ser? vice Sunday afternoon, May atitli. All members of the U. I>. C. ami every one interested are re? quested to meet at the homes of the chairman o f their individual eirorc in the I'. 1). C. Saturday afternoon bringing ?villi ihoill, llowers, lots of ever greens and such material us is necessary to make wreaths to decorate the graves in Uloneoo cenieLery .Sunday afternoon. Tho chairmen uro Mrs. (loo L. Taylor, ol circle No. 1; Mrs. .1. L. McCormiek, of circle No'. 2, and Mrs. W. T. (Joodloe, of circle No. :l. ICvery one will meet nt the school building, Sunday after, noon at 5 o'clock and form a procession to march to the cem? etery when- a very patriotic program will he rendered. The choirs of the various churches are required to meet and pre pure to lead the singing for the service. Kvery one is invited to attend this service and to hung llowers with winch to help decorate the graves. OVER SUliSC?ilJI'.S OUOTA Nashville, Tonil,, May '.Jo ? Kev J. It Brown, pastor ol the Methodist Church, .South, in Abingdoi), Vll.j is receiving the congratulations of his in.uiv friends ill the llolslon confer, once for having successful!) conducted his financial cam? paign last Sunday in behalf of tho Christian education move? ment of the Methodist Kpiscopa! Church', South. The quota assigned to Abing don was $20,800 and the sum realized was $'25,400, with oth? ers to hear from. The young ladies of Martha Washington College contributed f?.?OU to the above unionut. ? Mr. .1. A. Stone, of Bristol, is the llolslon conference final) cial director and Kev. i. 1*. Marlin is Conference, education ? ul secrolury. The date set for the every member canvass throughout the e ii tiro Southern Methodist church is May 29-June 5. President's Report Of Community League For To Mri U. T. irviuo, I'retklrat bf Associated League*, Ulg Stone Dap, Virginia. Dear M uduin: I beg to herewith linml to you a report of the work uttoutpted ami accomplished by the Com? munity League of l?ig Stone Gap during the nine months just pust, during which lime I was acting as Lrtiaident, hav? ing been elected to till the place, after Mrs. I'resoott, who was elected at the regular May, 1020, mooting and declined "tu act. Karlv in the fall wo sent ob our representative to Charlotts ville, Virginiii, M rs. A !?. <>w Oils, Olir treasurer. Mrs i iwens spent two or three days there and gathered much Information for us which she hau embodied in a report which we huvn wait? ed to have tier rend Until some lime when we coil 111 have a full meeting, ill order Unit lid many of nur members iih possible. COIllll hear the resilttS of her oh scrviilions and l>o benefit ted thereby. Our next undertaking was to furnish Iii the school here pu. per towels ami liquid soap foi the free use of the children. Ill N on einher we at;r.I to pay half of 11.x pouse incurred in putting into the school build, lug tin' new and most up to-dato Shades. These shades were ah solutely necessary ami the School Hoard, haviiig been at such heavy expense, felt they could not alford tliu Oust there? of, so The League agreed to p?i> half. \V6 tilso put, or rather have ordered, for the school grounds, two pieces of equip? ment, viz.: u Slide and Ocean Wave, to he us.-d as a Start on our play ground equipment, which we hope to add to from time to time until we have a nla> ground which will he a joy to the children and an honor to our school ami League. Lader the aide supervision of Mrs. Otis Moiiser, and hearty cooperation of Mi. Siilfrhlgu and "The Hoys", our school yard is rapidly changing from an eye sore to a thing of real beauty. To thin work the Lcuguu has contributed ten dol? lars and members theie.if plants, bulbs, etc. In addition to the above we, last week, paid the expenses in? curred in taking it young girl from here to I vakota farm The last Wednesday in April was Chiliii L'p Day. It was such a rainy day the wagons diiL not get around Until the next day, 1 regret to say the town is not nearly so neat (is it has been heretofore, but wo have made several calls, both personal and on the telephone, to our mayor and have called his attention to places and poo; pie who uri' violating the town laws with reference to dumping trash on tin' river hanks, in the streets, the unclean condition of the gutters in the mam Streets of the town, tin cans, etc. etc., and ho assures us he will heartily co-operate, with us in having the town kept clean. In order io tin Mice (ho iihoyu undertakings we did the fol? lowing things to raise the nttc essury funds, viz.: Mail a few Saturday sales of things to eat. ? lave it Colonial I'.a/.aar, which was the most successful thing, both from a standpoint of en in m unity spirit, (for indeed every one did all lie or she could do lo help in every Wa) , the women worked lind the men kept the interest stirred up and .-pent their money most freely i ami from u ftuiancinl standpoint, wo having cleared over live hundred dollars on tli.ie Advertised and Sharod in prof? its uf recital. lam very sorry the meetings have not been more, largely in? tended, hut there are many rea? sons why they davit" not been. The mothers of the town have gone through a winter of whooping cough and tnoasels, the weather was bad on the af? ternoons of several of our meet? ings, and various other reasons 1920-1921 have prevented larger meetings. I believe there in, howover, u reul community spirit bore and certuiuly it hu? been u yeur of poace und harmony and kind feeling uinong the workers of the League. In closing I want to especially thank Mr. Sulfridgc for his hearty help and co-operation with us at all times and in nil things. l! may seem to BOtne, as in ? 1.1 some have felt, we have done more for tin* school than their share, hut we must re? member when we do for the school we roach <ott a helping hand to practically every home in town. This year the school needed us more than did any? thing else. We are ready al? ways to help wherever and whenever we can. Possibly next year our help may be most needed in an entirely different branch of work. Respectfully submitted, P.liztibeth Churchill Chnlkloy, I 'resident. Entertained Music Club. Sirs. .). II. .Matthews and Mrs. I. ('. Taylor entertained the Music Study Club ort Wodesday afternoon hist at their spacious home. After a brief business session, an elaborate t adman Liszt program was present id, the opening number being a pi? ano iluet played by Mustlumcs Matbews and W. J. Smith Al? ler a sketch of llni life of Charles Wukolicld Cudninn by Mis-, Ma? ry Stuart Itumsoy, whose girl? hood home was near that of this famous c?iopos?r, a beauti? ful quartette arrangement Of his popular "Krbih the Laud <<l the Sky-blue Water" was ef? fectively rendered hv Alesdumes iVr.'ii, l". C. Taylor,' A. J. Sew. iitg and K. It. Alsover, with a violin obligato by Mrs. Brown and Mr.-, Matbews at the piano. Mrs. Wren then sanj; '?! Hear a Thrush ul Eve" (Cndiitan) which was enthusiastically re? ceived, and responded with an? other Cudniaii composition, "At Dawning,'! with Mrs. Itrowu's violin iiccom parti men t and Mrs. Malhowsat the piano. Mrs. W. S. Poverty gave a ?.ketch of Kranz Li.-/.t. who is considered by many musicians the must brilliant of composers. This was followed by an ex? quisite interpretation of Liszt's "Love Dream" by Mrs. Procter Brown, who olilirined tin- large gathering with her brilliant technique and sympathetic ex? pression. Tu warm applause Mrs. Brown responded with "Consolation by the same com? poser. Mrs. lleorge Taylor drew an interesting vvoriLpieluro of Ihn lile and history of the I I) p sieSj winch strange people in? spired the Liszt IthttpsodlCHi. A lilting climax to tins pleasing and artistically presented pro? gram was the second Hungarian ItlltipsOdy, played with much; tire and brilliance hv Mrs', Proctor Urown a ll d Miss! Itumsuy. During the social hour Mrs Kotiert Wells gave a! very ell'i ct i ve and appropriate reading, "The Organ Urindor" which showed much talent as well us careful and intelligent preparation. A dainty and re? freshing ice course was served. Musical to be Given by Mrs. Sally A. Bailey's Music Pupils Friday Evening. Beginning promptly, Priday evening, May 27th at 8:ilU o'clock part of the music pupils of Mrs. Sally A. Bailey will give a musical in tile school audito? rium, in itu ( lap. The program will consist of classic:.!, instrumental solos to? gether with a number of vocal solos and drills. Miss Juanila Collier, of Stonega, who has taken lessons it number of years from Mrs. Bailey ami who re? turned this week from Cincin? nati, where she has been com? pleting a course at tho Conser? vatory of Music, will also have part in (he program. The folio w mg pupils will lake part in the program: Ployd Winston Witt, Helen Witt, Ma ry Akens, Elizabeth Mullins, Sybil ami Kelsio Tilly, Antonio SVeUs, Kuby Pieeiior, Elsie Barker, Noll (iarduer, Virgle Garrison, Louise Nickels, Thel. ma Kennedy. Margaret Taylor, Esther and Kate Gibson. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. Exercises Of the Big Stone Gap High School. Sunday, Mny the J'th, at 11 o'clock, Baccalaureate sermon by Bev. ('. W. Denn, pastor of the M. K. Church) South, [tig stone Cap, Va. Cl.ns< Its) Exercises, MAY UOlli, 1021. s oo m MX K, IV M Churns. Ili-v-llo-tl.y luvt?. atlou Key Hum/ rMlutatoi v .(nines tiilly Mutt.. ' Tetupa Kite* History .Henrietta Skceti 1 'net " Klnnuj- Dit (llinlUtlnii; Kucik l.nni-e I n\ I May SI. in). Olflorfaii ..Totti Kennedy rinwi'i Oration I ..min I'lyphccy . . Clara Dowoll Solo... I.a I ?isohjera, Ctininhiade I lenrleila Skvtin l.a-l Will ami Testament Mary Johnson Valedictory May Stamp Presentation of (Sifts IC.Lauu Awanllug of MtsUls. Tuesday afternoon, ut 3;3u O'clock, I lie graiuin.tr grades | will give n program Oil the cam? pus, consisting of physical I drills, racing and r< lay contests, | lolk dunces, ami crowning of the May Queen. Knterlainrhenl b\ I'riihar) tirades, I t I.SHAV I.YKMM. AT H 'Vi i n I.Hi Iv ttescrved seats. w,n.-i.?l ailniissinuL ; . Illl.hvn, liV Not? I'ho object of tin- whiilssloii rliargu I., i- we Inn.I. In paj expenses t?f the cniiiiticiiceiiieiit cicrcitcH Count)' Commencement lUerches, Audi? torium Big Stone Gap High School WKONkSlLvY KvKNINll - nn p M (KaMcrh I uiit Hey-llo-llej \itlmr Ulu hards It) the t I.os Address to tin: Or.,.I.ul. - bv In S) 11 haul.-, faster el ilie I'n -.lot, n.n. i liurcli I , Inn..il, K.-utiiuky A ? AI.Ulli- .a I ilploiiiiii County Graduates Will Hold Commentcnicnl Ex? ercises ;d I his Place June First The senior class of the Wis County High Schools will hold ihn comity commencement ex? ercises to the school auditorium at this place ou Wednesday evening, dune tils!.. Those com? posing the class of the different| schools ot -.he comity are follows: A|>p.ti tehia Klint Klizalielii Kliniken sliip Hattye Myrtle lilaiiki'iiihip, Kalye Uerlrtul? Carter. I loll in Wtlllauk ('atithlt, | llutli laiolllti i nlllerj Rlizabelli (hintnor, Harry .ienkhis, llettba Malde I'oaku, iii-sktii i.c? i(u?t, i:*si Sun>?? il.tp?Anna Marie An.l.-i .-inn, iair.t Mac fturko. Miry Kmiuigotie i two-si 11,-u.i llllly, Olun Hinor .Inhilsnn, Kniest l-raiiklin Hkeumt, Kreuch Klallie Taylorj hlyle I .no W.ills i 'outturn Janice Sarah l!ar|>outer,Kitn lilc Kelt.- i l.tv. Martha i li.i-i.uu t l.tr. Kar)y ( laylou Coeltraii, Lylcllavls, Ituth Kit ibeth Mailt.ire Hobarl M Olbstjti, I'tutinc i.ray, Anna ICnili kilgore, Claim Virginia Liiyi Mary l.ois (isbortio, lliir lilue Ksili.r I'.-ittuu, l.loyil A I'atl'iii Kalliryu Matilda I'lilpiM, Kliiia Naomi Stanley, Hertha Jaylcb Vatiglmh; l.elaiitl .1. Wt.lt.-. Josbpli l.etiii Whir* tilg Stone ?Jap Kilwanl Arthur llirtl. Klnreuca laiulno i nt. Clara l^ivaila How all, .lain. - Tilden tiilly, I ?. li t < nrtor Jen? nings,Mary I.Urn Johns. Trula Au iiette Keiuit'.ly, William Kennedy I.an,.. Tcuipa ljlanclii< llliea, Henrietta Skeohj Jlllla .Ma) SlOllip Norton Int-/. Miller (.'berry; Margaret laiyUurii llyalt, ttubyo Wallace Meattor, ItoHlyu Thomas Heed, Kita Marcellus Vcley, CulesUi Charit) WlilUkor, Doyle Miiraii Wliit?ker Wit* -Winston 0. Marker. Was Both Step-Dad anil Dad in-Law. The ditto City Herald figures out the kinship of a dead man to a live one in (he pen: "Ira Parks, who wits tried last week for killing Bobort Bane at DllMield ahout one year ago, w;is given live years in the penitent iury. Lane married Parka' toother ami Parks mar? ried Lane's daughter. There, fore. Lane was Parks'step fath? er ami futltei-in-law." Smith Convicted For Violation of Hie While Slavery Act .) ('. Smith, Commonwealth's attorney (or Dickonson county, V'n., was foiiod guilty oh one count by a jury in the Federal conn at this place for violating the Mann white slave law. Sen tnncu wastloferrod by Judge Henry C, MeDowall until tho next term of court. The charges brought ngninat Mr Smith named Mrs. Nannie V Selfo, former postmistress at Flint wood, who is san.' to have accompanied him to Kentucky ami to 1'ristol and Kingsp?rl at ditrcreut times. It is claimed that Mrs. Suite's resignation as postmistress was finally roquest ? I by the postodice department and "that Mr. Smith helped to" Secure the information for the otllcials that resulted in her losing her place. Mrs. Seile, a widow, has one child and is said to bo well educated and a woman of re lined tastes. The cast- was opened Tuesday morning and the jury was out about an hour and a half. Much interest was aroused over tho proceedings ami the court room was well tilled during the trial. Mori- than 1<"' witnesses were summoned. Many witnesses testitied that Mrs. Selfe's repu? tation was beyond reproach un? til her relations with Mr. Smith began. 11 was shown in 'he evidence that Mr. Smith's daughter, a young woman, was assaulted by Mrs Seife in the post ollloo at Clintwood. It was assorted that Mr. Smith's daughter call? ed l he other woman a name, whereupon the post mistress at? tacked her with a broom stick. Mr. Smith was indicted at tin last term of the Federal court at llurriaoiibtirg, Va., and the Cose Was transferred to tin court hero I nited Stlites District Alter hey Joseph II. Oh it wood was assisted in prosecuting the case by Assistant IItilted States Dis trict Attorney William A Stuart of this place and ( *. M. Vicars Of Wise. The defense was rep resented hv I''.. M Fulton and U. I'. Bruce' of Wise, It. Tuto Irvine of this place and A. A. Skei n, oi Clintwood. Gave Luncheon. Mrs. Proctor Brown gave a charming luncheon at the Monte Vista Holed on Friday ihn 20th to a small party of friends. Tho color scheme was effectively earned out in blue, oi chid and yellow, the place cards being hand-painted I.lue birds hearing an appropriate toast to each guest, and tho centerpiece an elaborate ar? rangement of Japanese Iris in tin- prevailing colors. A templ? ing six-course menu consisted of tomato bisque, sfutToti toma? to salad, b rem led veal garnish? ed with peas, hoi rolls, iced tea, cold sliced beef with pimicnto garnish and slaw, potato halls in cream sauce, cocoanut cus? tard and colfee. Covers were laid for the fol? lowing guests: Mesdallles U. |t. Aisover, W. II. Wren, T. It. Cochrun, It. A. Groover, Otis Moilser, A. J. Sewing, K. II. Holly, Miss Mary Stuart Kam Bey and Mrs. J. Proctor Brown. Restaurant Changes Hands. J. K (iilly, v. ho has been as? sociated with P. 11. Barren in the restaurant business for sev? eral months', has sold Ins inter? est to Glenn Helton, ivho was formerly connected with tho Cash mid Carry Store. Mr. (iilly expects to go into busi? ness in a new building that is being Constructed adjoining Martin Luther's barber shop on Wood Avenue, at an earl) dale. Another Contract Let. Joshua Kullitt, Jr., has let the contract for the construction of a nice live room bungalow on Poplar Hill near the residence of Dr. J. W. Kelly. J. S. Bea man was the successful bidder and has already assembled the material on the ground und commence 1 work on tho build? ing.