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The Big Stone Gap Post BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 8, 1921 No. 23 Col. Bryan Lectures to Large Audience at Ainuzu Theater. i in Ins) Friday night t lie peo? ple iif Hin StoilO tJup and this section enjoyed the privilege of hearing lion. William Jointings Urvan, of Lincoln, Neb., one ol' I he world's greatest orators and liiree limes the Democratic can? didate for president of the Unit? ed stales. Col. Bryan, who is engaged by a lyceuin, was not , v, . ted to speak at this place, n- Big Stone Clap was not on his circuit, but when it became known that he would speak at I. ,,tli (late City and I'ctl hingt on d tp ami that lie would probably spend the night here, Manager Taylor, of the Ainuzu Theater, lint hi III to agree to slop here and ileliver one of his able lectures, [je lectured at tiate City oh Fri? day afternoon and at I'cuiiingtoii Gap Saturday afternoon. Long before the hour St! I for ;!,. speaking every seat in the theater was taken and we iih derataild that a large number of people failed to hear him bo , I use they could Hot get seal--. II, .- crowd was one of the largest , .. r seeii in the Ainiuil which seats about six hundred people. Mr. Bryan was introduced by Judge 11. A. NY. Skeeii, who paid Iii III a great tribute, saying that lit) was Known and loved by more people than any other man Iiv ing, "Fending t'robleins" was the subject Mr. Bryaii selected fur this address und in the begin? ning he gave a history of the ^letit reforms that have taken place in the hist :i."? years since lie liss been ill public life. It took thirty years to get an amend llieilt to the- constitution to elect I tilled States Senators by a vole et the people, and it took seven? teen years to pass an income lil.N Ihm , which Mr. Bryan says is one of the luosl just laws ever passed by Congress, When he intro? duced the bill to impose a llat two percent, tax on incomes his opponents called him an anurchb t, but after it time with the aid of I lie two great parties the law was bussed and since that time it has beeil increased many times and I-. now one of the government's greatest sources of revenue. It t "I a long time with the aid of i.--tli the Democratic and Uepub hcaii parties to get mi amend? ment to the constitution so a- to iuuke national prohibition a law, but it had come und was here to stay. He said there was no turning back and thai prohibition was a permanent thing in this country and that the large cities |l??t tor a long lime made little effort to enforce the prohibition laws were now putting IllOII at the heads of their governments H'llO are enforcing the laws. L'ol, Bryan favors only oho term fur the president of the I tilted States whether thai term '= four, six or eight years. He s"'il that a president usually 'pent his lirst term preparing for the. second term; thai if lie had only one term, from the very beginning lie would give the country his very ?best services and leel that he was under obli gatIOU9 to no one, and would ap? point the very best men to tm 1 rtanl positions rather than pol? iticians, lie also believes that out laws should be so changed as to make every president tfneo his term of ollice lixpirea a United States Senator / for life COL. W. J. BRYAN without tli.- privilege ol voting. This would give Hi.limtry the advantage of Hie great expe? rience a president lias hud while in oilielt!. II.? believes Wilson and 'lall should I.mill! life senators as the country needs the Leiielit of their experience. He al~o believes that a president should take the oath of ollico sooner lifter election than as at piesent ami that Congress should ilieel in regular session not later than ?limitary aller election iti November. As it is the regular session id congress does hot meet until December following the in? auguration of a new president. Uol. Itry.ni favors the ratifica? tion of all treaties by a majority ol the Senate instead of a twu thirds vole of the members as at present, lie said thai the I nil ed State- could go into war with a majority of Congress; but that it could not get out except by .1 two-thirds vote. t'ol Itrvuu is strongly in fav? or of the government running a ! public informal mil bureau ami tin establishment of a daily pa- , per for I he publica I ion of govern- 1 meni information, lie says that the papers 111" t|.llUUlry, o-pe ciully the large daily papers, represents such a variety of in- 1 leiesls that it is impossible to ! gel fads pertaining lo the gov? ernment correctly pill before the people. He thinks this paper should Ik> tindci a non-partisan board composed of members of both lliu greal leading parties. A great deal of the trot.ble in this country is caused by mis? representations of a partisan press. 'Mr. Itryan is opposed to the lepeal of the excess profit tll.V and the greatest question before the country just now is upon whom the burden of taxation is going to be placed, lie said that the prolileer favored a sales tax ill place of the eXCCSS profit, which meant taking it oil" the prolileer and placing it upon his victims. He thinks the excess protit tax is just and should be retained. Mr. I'.ryan favors universal dis? armament of the nations by agreement and if this can not be obtained he favors the United Stales disarming as an example. Disarmament is the only way to prevent wars. Nations were the same as individuals and if individuals armed to protect themselves against tlii-ir ncigh IMifs iiinl llii-ir neighbors done likewise it was easy In see Mint liiere was likely In la; tumid.-. I le siiid (lull what tin- world needs now i- Solilo nalinn that has perfect faith m <iod. Mr. Bryan is a idoarj logical ami interesting speaker and his liildrosfl was greatly liiiinyeil hv all wlui lieiir 'it. Gouiitj Commencement (>n Wednesday evening of last week the commencement exer? cises uf the Wise county Ii iff Ii schools were hold in the high School auditorium at this place. The program wits as follows: ClioriiH i lu>s Invocation Itnv .1. M, Smith I ?hum Solo llcilllelt.l Ski , Ii l.it. i.irv AiMrian by !>? H l> Itsrll? I'iuilin nl tie- Presbyterian t lunch, I.' li.i. Kciiluckv Piano Silo Mm .1. I'rmtor Itrowii l're?enl:iliou nl' lli|iluiiias hy Slipi. .1 .1 Kelly, Jr. Piaiio Hurt Mlxxt* ItUtikt-iisliip kimI lleiie.lirli.ui J'\, I j| I Dr. Haul.- had cliusen for the subject of his address "Key-H to! Success," ami he inspired ev? ery one present :-s he outlined in ii vigorous ami clear way fi*r the graduates what was neees sary it they expected to suc? ceed in life 'The burden of his appeal was "Hard work mid personal sacrifice." The speak? eremphasized I he fttCt that the einployui had a right to expect from the employee a full meas? ure of loyal service for the sal? ary he feeelyed In order to fender the best BbrvicO the em ployee must be mindful of the claims of his employer, and not engage in any pasHtime while ort' duty that would lend to les? sen his ollleioncy while on duty. "The real keys In success," said the speaker, "ure honesty und thoroughness " Other es. senliuls are personal interest in ono's work, concentration, pa? tience and self forgi-l fulness. I After the address nl I?r. Bar tie, Snpt. Keily iutrudtioud T V. Brennen, of the Nerton Ki wauis Ulub, who spoke very eloquently of Hie great victory of the Norton high school de? buting term who won the slain championship, lb- finished by presenting MissMurgiirpl Hyatt and Trigg Miller, the successful team, each a hundred dollar watch, gifts of tin- Kiwanis Clllll. Following the program in the auditorium, a delightful recep? tion was given by the Big Stone Gap graduates and alumni in honor of tiie visiting graduates and teachers. ( hie of the class? rooms was tastefully decorated for the occasion with tin worn unit colors of the local class. BefreBhuients in the form of ice cream ami cuke were served. The reception was under the management of Mrs. 1. 0. Tay? lor, president of th-- Big Stone Gup High School Alumni Aa i sociatiun. Official List Following is an official list uf candidates m the town election to lie held hero June I Uli For Mayor: J. I'. Wolfe W. J, llorsloy Henry Taylor For Sergeant; Marshall Belcher For Treasurer: F.IUu B. B?ttor P. 11. Kennedy A. .1. Williams For Trustees: \V. T. Uoodloa W. II. Wren W. A. Baker W. .1. BoKers I'. A. Arriuglou llurrv K. J?88o?j K. T. (larter \V. W. Invier D. It Savers C. O. Viintlorder K. W. Klnnary L. K. PERRY DKA? Prominent Citizen Passes Away at lite Age of 7f>. Lilbnrn H. Perry, an aged und highly respected citizen of Hin Stone Uap, died at his home here lust Saturday morning .it 6 o'eloek, following u period ol illness -if more than u yeur Beiug of a very strong constitu? tion Mr. Perry did hot give up hopes of recovery und was only coulined to his room for eight Weeks; Almut one your ngO he begun to suffer from n cancer, Init after considerable treatment this was practically cured. Fol? lowing thifi lie bebaute a con? stant, HufTuror from leakage of tin' heart and being on the verge of u general breakdown in health mi account of his ma? ture ugh, cii?sod Iiis death. Mr Berry won t.'i yeurs old ami Biiw service In tho Confederate Ar? my during the last, yeurs of the Civil war. tin uCCdunt of his youthful ugh at this lime hu Coli|d not cnlisl when llie war lirsi started, but he was liuully accepted a f t e r persistent efforts' on In? pint despite his age. Mr. Perry came to Iii? Stone li.qi about lit) years ago from Seott. county and constructed the lirnt husinCHH houses here and at Norton and Whitosbttrg, Ivy. He was a skilled stone and brick mason and the tine stone mansion of (ien. It. A Ayors now staiids as a monument in I Big Stone l lap t? his workman ship, After being here two years Mr. Berry moved his fam? ily to the tlap where they have lived ever Since. Impressive funeral services were eomliteleil at the Baptist church of which Hie deceased had been a con? stant member since early hoy hood, bv Ins former pastor, Bev. J. B. Craft, of Hate City, at three o'clock Sunday after noon to which a large number of relatives and friends attend? ed. Bev. Craft, being a close friend und life-lime associate of the deceased, paid a glowing tribute to the life of Mr. Perry, who was looked Up to as a lead? er in his community, and his devotion to Christianity. The deceased is survived by a wife and the following children: C. I.. Berry, Mrs. Boy Hilton, Mrs. (j M. Dangherty.and Mrs. I''. L>. .Morton, of Big Stone (lap, and Mrs. I,. (J. Billon, of Jonesville. Following funeral services the body was interred in (ihm coo ceinotery. The honorary pall bearers were: .1. B. Wolfe, ?. I. Ilamblen, 0. (!. Longj (l. u. B. A. Ayers and W. T. (ioodloe. Active pall hearers were: W. B. Kilbourno,Jf| M. Willis, K. K. Burgess, (1. F. Jones, II. II. Slemp, K. T'. Car? ter ami 8. B. Fleenor. Bulatives attending ihu fun? eral from out of town were: 11. A., (1. L.j C. 1.. and 1>. B. Daughurty, Mrs. Archie tlroe ver, and Dr. W. II. Berry, of Gale City ; Miss Corrie Quillen and Mrs. W. A. Berry, of Snow flake; Mr. and Mrs. .1. M. Flam, Wise, and M. J. Daugherty and family, of Josephine. Faults are unfortunate, yet i they aro of value to the person i who profits by them. Dental Clinic Comes to Suc? cessful End. I The dental clinic of the Itich I niond school district, which be? gun oii April 1st ended on May 24th, n few days earlier thull in? tended on account of the illness of the attending dentist. During the nearly two months operation 51 clinics were'hold at various points in the Richmond null Rig Stone ( Jap school dis? tricts, 173 children attended the clinic,'.'50 permanent teeth were tilled, 285 teeth were extracted and 17:1 children had teeth cleaned. Kadi child attending the clin? ic wits instructed in the impor? tance of Hi visit to the dentist every six months, and it is he. lieved that a majority of those children will follow that advice, it was found that a very largo number of the children had lost their lirst permanent teeth [tile molars winch are cut dm tug the sixth year of life) because the parents thought thai those teeth should he shed like the earlier ones and therefore neg? lected proper cute of them, It is felt that the districts were especially fortunate in sc. curing the services of Dr. Wo uiaek for the recent clinic, us In- has been practicing dentistry tot Ul years and has made a specialty of the care of child? ren's teeth. Another dental clinic plan? ned is to he hehl during the months of October and Noveim her of this year; A charge of 5ti CQhts per till? ing or extraction will lie inude tu ill children whose parents are uhle lo pay such fee. Those unable lo pay will bil treated free of charge. All moneys received on ac? count of the clinics are lurried over to lite Richmond District School Hoard and all bills in? curred on that account are pant by that hoard The sum received in fees of 50 cents or less for tidings und ex? tractions amounted to t ."><*, I 82 and the expenses including payment of tine dentist, hut not of the attending lltirso, amount .'.I to ;;',>s |S. Mall of I in- latter UlUOUnt will be due .I line 1st from the Slale Hoard of Health out of the assignment try it of f-l.uou i? t|,,. K.chinoml school district . Rig Stone (lap school district included I. h'roni the remainder of the jit,(.00 similar installments are lo he paid after other clinics, to Ilm total amount of f?OO an equal amount heilig applied lo the nurse's salary in quarterly payments of fl25 each for one year beginning March 1st, the Ural payment duelo'uiie 1st. As shu will have received full pay? ment from the Red Cross of sal? ary for the year the Red Cross will lie reimbursed to the ex? tent of ff?U0, The stale appro? priation for clinic expenses will he exhausted after Novemher !10, I1, and it is hoped that tue money secured by it and by fees may slilHce to maintain a permanent dental clinic for School children. Mrs. Clialkley Example of Thrift. A striking example of thrift is being set by Mrs. .lohn Wj Clialkley, who is m ilting pi25 u month from three thoroughbred cows winch she lends lo. These animals w ire imported from a dairy farm in Tennessee und under lb" skillful care they hiive enjoyed have produced a wonderful supply of milk, all of which is in instant demand ut good prices. The cows are allowed *.o run at large upon the ample and grassy commons in and around Hie (lap. Many men own and rent large farina for less money than this thrifty lady makes bit three lit? tle milk cows, which ought to furnish food for thought to a lot of thriftless folks.?Coalfield Progress. .Miss Lucy Matiry, of Rig Stone (lap, urrivc.1 today lo visit Misses ,-Eliznbeth and Kalherine Nelson. Miss Matiry has beon attending school at [HeeollWOOd, l'a., and since the close of her school bus bead visiting her grand-mother, Mrs. William Howling in Washing? ton, D. C.?Koahoke Times. Numerous writers tell the world how to innki! money, but they gel little of it themselves. Will be Celebrated at Wise This Year. Wise, June t Fx tetisive plans are being worked out for u lug Fourth of July celebration ut Wiho this year, The fair grounds are being put into splendid condition and a num? ber of the finest race horses in the stato have been secured for thin big event. They will num? ber some famous racers, run? ners, trotters and pacers. The fair association have made the necessary inducements to se? cure them. Two games of baseball arc being arranged for, besides a number of motorcycle races and some of the best shows in the slate. The management feels sure thai there will be no conflict in this matter with llio great Sun? day campaign which will then he in progress in Norton, us ihe Fourth of .1 illy comes on Mon? day and ibis is Hilly Sunday's rotl day. The management would not do tiny thing in this matter that would cause the ?lightest conflict with this great campaign. To the Voters of II ig Stone Gap. 1 hereby announce my camli duey lor the Oltlce of Mayor of I tu; Stone (lap. 1 have lived in ihi- state of Virginia lor \.> years and in Hie; Stone (lap lor j:: For more than 20 ye ns of that time I have been United Stales UomtilissioUOlV.ud al lllf. iereilt limbs member of the Town Council. I am a veteran ? if the Civil War. three weeks before Lee's surfender being wounded in Hie arm, which scar I have curried throughout my life as a testimony to my patriotism. I appetil to Hie vo? ters whose interest is in the veterans of our country's wars, and to the laboring men, since I urn one of thai class myself. If I am elected I will do all that is humanly possible Id make tint slreols and roads of the corpor? ation sale, and enforce all the laws witli impartiality. IIknky Ta v i.i in, 1*0 the Voters of Big Stone Gap, Va. 11. has been my intention all along to endeavor to nee and talk personally with each volar but 1 fear this is going to no no. possible, so 1 must communicate with you the best I can. I have mot with much en cou r?get neu t and am in tho race to the finish, SO pay no alten, lion to reports of my withdraw, al. Such reports seem to hlivo been circulated, and doubtless will UOUtiUUb lo he, hill there bus not been, and will not be, nnv foundation for them. The treasurer's Otlico being mainly clerical It la the one best siiiled lo a woman lo till. I know that 1 can perform the entire duties of this otlico. 1 h ive bud several years business training and experience in ol lice work and never had any complaint from my employers. 1 need this position very badly in.I need your help lo secure ill As most of you know, I am a widow and my iwo children are small and one of thum has beeil an invalid almost from birth. If I can secure the treasurer's oflioe it will help me greatly ill paying off the debts resting against our lililo home; and in helping me you will also be helping yourselves for I call and will make you a competent treasurer. Kkkik B. PoTTEK. School Teachers Return Hume. Tho teachers in the public school at this place which clos? ed last week, who live out of town, have returned to their homes as follows: I Prof. V. F. Uurrett to Wit* iliamsburg, Miss Kate Lay to Ooeburn, Miss May Horton to Peniiingiou (Jap, Miss F.mmit Duncan to Jonesville, Miss Ma? ry Stroillh to Cleveland, Miss IIa Ouynn to Gtalax, Miss Jose? phine White to Oharlottesvllle, Miss F.dnu McFadden to Bueda Vista, Miss Buverly Taylor to While li ale.