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The Big Stone Gap^Post.
loL. XXIX
BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER: 57,927
No. 40
Henry Ford
'1 Plans lo Bring Railroad into
Coal Fields.
?? Hriatol, Sept. 2? ?Vinn? of
m |l. in v Kord to bridge Ilm Ohio
river at Ashland. Ky., nnd |ioh
H,.(rnto ihn oqnl Hehls of I hut
fisiaie witli In < rtiilrond, h-ivo
Sjjnst boon reported horn. Ii is
$?nid that Mr Kuril hopes in
B make eontucl with tho.KlkhOrii
?'?j Hazard coal Holds with 'In- I).
Stroit, Toledo ?V Ironton Itail
? road which Im recently pii>
'l'he Houthern enil of tho roail
I is at tUtchons, Ky., :to miles
from \slilaml lowanl the Ken.
jtmiky oonl Hold. Piers still
B standing mi both sides of ihn
B Ohiii river of the old /.immer
is man project of several years
I ago. These were never com
I iilnled, and il is said I leury
1 Kord will get rant ml of these
und complete them.
H'rom UitchiuB it is said Kord
! cm hook up tho Mast Kentucky
I read to Wehhville, 1 heu t he
I Ohio & Kentucky bot wenn
vYiibbvillo & Jackson ? then
theCumberland & Manchester,
with a few "gaps" ami he east.
I) in (he heart of the host coal
I District in Kastern Kentucky
Tin n with about 40 more miles
I nf track could even reach Mar?
ian COtllity where he has Intel,
bought out the Manner Kork
: Coal & (Joke Company and ullu
era at Kenlenia. All this could
iluaily he ncconiplished, uccord
itig to rail heads.
Much interest is centered in
thin project, und coal operators,
railrOnd men and others await
further developments as in
ford's future plans to come in?
te the Kentucky coal Heids
which he is practical!) sure to
ile within (he next twelve
months. Those in position to
know say Kord is h?hl mi get
iiiig railroad connection into
Ilm Mastern Kentucky coal
Iii Ids, and il is important that
he do so.
U. D. C. Entertained.
Mis. (!. ('. Long was thu ill -
hghiful hostess of the Septem?
ber meeting of the United
Daughters of the Confederacy
Ohapter at her home SVednes
Jay afternoon, September -1st.
The members answered the
roll call with quotations about
"Norfolk,'' Virginia's seaport,
the historical (opie of the af
(sriinon. Mrs. C. C. Odebran,
tie- president read the excellent
report of the work ol the chap?
ter which will he sent lo the
it Ii im a I con vent ion to he held in
Kichmotid, October ll In tie
lull, Mrs. Coclirnii und Mrs
Kreil Troy being the delegales
friim the local chapter.
Circle No. - of (be chapter
have planned to have a "Dixie
Dance" the second Krida) ev?
ening in October at the Armory.
A colored orchestra Will furnish
tie' music and this promises to
lie one of the most enjoyable
Unique events of t he fall season.
Mrs. 11. A. Alexander report?
ed that a number of the I.Ich,
"Women of the South," hail
beeil sohl .since the last meeting
ami she still hud a large num?
ber on hand.
Mrs. Malcolm Smith, the his?
torian, took charge of the pro?
gram for the aftornoon which
was us follows:
'''Ikt . HnUlool IJaiii|ilon Ihmilii
Mrs. II. A. W. Skeen
hi-sliii^ InipriMiiitioiit ni' Joirsraim
Dsvii
Mrs J A. Oihiier
Vocal Solo.Soleotoil
Mrs. Henry I.. Lane
?'"??r .'I ii,. Saino Mars .1.-11
Mrs. J. II. Ihigy
i juartut .luanlta
MoadauuM J.mie, Alexander, Itiiili
anil Skeen,
Kollowing the program dur?
ing the social hour, Mrs. Long
Served a delicious salad course
to the following members pres?
ent: Mendiunes I). 0. Wulfe,
K. H. Qoodloe, Skeen, Alexan
del, J. II. llagv, J. A. ?ilmor,
Li. Lane, J. A. Vonell.W. T
Onodl?e', 0. C. Cochrun, I. M
-Nickels, Rush, Malcolm Smith
"'id (.'. 0. Long.
The meeting adjourned (o
meet the second Wednesday in
October with Mrs. tl. A. \V.
Skeen.
No, the war did not mako the
world safe for democracy. Too
many of them are out of work.
SOME PATRIARCHS
OF THE MOUNTAINS
At the Age of 93 One Spry
Old Native Can Cut Two
Cords of Wood.
While waiting ut (ho little sta
iion in Moccasin (Jap last Sun?
day .veiling lor I he train from
lirislnl \ye struck uj> a casual nc
ipiainla. with an elderly aji
pcai'ing gentleman, who was al?
so expecting to bnanl the sn.
train, Norton being his objective
point nf destination, at which
place he said he had two sons en?
gage.I in hu-nine--. lie was of
medium statute, dark complex?
ion, regular features,-mull black
eves, deeply set hut clear and
sparkling, -monthly shaven face
except fur shnrl chin w hiskers
which .vcro snowy while, und a
full suite nf hair as black and
glossy a- a raven. I (q walked
with u cane, having some years
llgo had his leg hinken in a saw
mill accident in Du-kcusun coun?
ty, tin- dale. Altogether Ins
geiteral physical appearance was
that n| a min -lightly past mid?
dle life, probably from fifi to tin
years of age. Niiw fur the in?
terest mg pari of the glory :
.lohn I,'. Itedlield is the name
Of ibis, gentleman, and he was
horn in the < ?1,1 North stale ear?
ly in the year 18110, and is there?
fore pasl his lejud mile post.
I'he family subsequently moved
t.i ''.liter comity, Tonn,, and at
lb.' beginning 'of the War He
i we. n the Slat. - young Itedlichl
enlisted in a Teilt.ee regiment
and served throughout thocoii
lliel, having been engaged in fi?
hard-fought and bloody battles
and a number of minor skirmish?
es, mostly in Virginia and Ten?
ne-., emerging from I hem all
without receiving a scratch, lie
was inuslered out at (Jhuttnnooga
ifler having gone through u coil
lihllUlie siege of -even days and
night-, and returned to La-I
rennesseo, where he has since
l.e. ii engaged in farming and
lumbering] There ale lull two
members of his regiment now
living besides himself, one of
whom is Home what older I ban he.
At Ibu advanced ago of 02, lie
Says he can chop, ttjilil and pile
up two cords of wood a day and
can cut ami bind twenty shocks
of corn in the same length of
tittle. lie ll-e- tobacco and is
not an enthusiastic believer in
Yolstoadi-ni.
Standing around the dale City
station ti few days since we be?
came interested in two elderly
gentlemen, who were holding
each olber by the bauds in a
warm and happy greeting.
??I have just jiasscd my s7th
birthday nud am enjoying good
health, and feel like a two-year
old," said one nf lliem.
"Well," -aid the other, "I
am slightly your senior, iiiy age
being iU, init you haven't any?
thing on me in the way of good
health. 1 have never spent a
day in bed from sickness, nor
have I ever taken a dose of med?
icine prescribed by a doctor, and
have always fell that when 1 do
lie down sick, I will never re?
gain my feel .*'
There are scores of men and
women in thi- and nearby coun?
ties whose lives w'OUld futiii-h
rich material for real human in?
terest sketches, to some of whom
we may introduce our reader- in
future issues of the Herald.?
dale Oiiy OcruhK_
Wedding" Announcement.
The following wedding an?
nouncement has been received
in the (lap by a few of the
friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. 1,.
Jennings, of Lynchburg, who
formerly lived here in the rosi
deuce which now belongs to
Mr. and Mrs. W. A Head
They hive a large uumber of
friends who will be interested
and will remumbnr the bride
when she was a very small
girl:
.Mr. and -Mrs. Joliii L, Jenningi
announce the marriage of their daughter,
.Mary Gladys
to
Mr. II William Krhior
Wednenday, rk>ul.!iul>ur twenty-eight
I niueUwn hundred and twcniy-ono
Lynehburg, Virginia.
Many Cases Are Disposed of
in Jonesviile Court.
Jonesville, Vu., Sept. 29.?
Oirc.uil Conrl fur Leo count v has
just adjourned, having closed
the busies) and longest session
for twenty years. Two juries
were used so thai the proceedings
woro not delayed, and tho cases
on the docket wore disposed of
with despatch.
The last two weeks were de?
voted to the trial of criminal
eases, and out of I Of) cases fried,
loo wore convicted. More than
$15,000 in linos wore assessed,
ami more than In soul In I ho
road force and five soul lo the
stale penitoutinry. Tiie innjori
ty of the cases wore for viola?
tions of Iho Mapp prohihitioa
law, id though there wore many
oases of murder, robbery, mali?
cious wounding, burglary, olc.
The regular grand jury for the
September teriii returned 200 in?
dictments, and the most of these
yet remain to lie tried, as st.|-_
vice could not ho secured on I lie
defend.nits in time for this
sion of court.
Among those convicted id this
term are : Ahe lint Held, mur?
der, ? years;; \V. K. Ainhurgcy,
robbery, 8 years; frank Mao
gtird, malicious wounding, :t
years'; Al It. .lone-, escape, 2
years; Dixie While, escape, I
year; Bill ha'wsiiu, robbery, 2
years; Rich Cooper, Mapp law,
second lillenso. 12 mouths in jail,
and $600 lino ; Kill Burker.Mapp
law, two eases, 12 months in jail
and #7U0 lim-: I'Veil Mullins and
Vermin Oiiriioy, Mapp law, each
I months ami >2f>0 tine: Bill
Hart, Mapp law, f> nmnllis and
$500; .lohn Sh'eppurd, Mupp law,
it iiienths and $500; William
t'ollins, Mapp law , it mouths and
l?nil; llohart Bailey, Mapp law,
il months ami if250; Herbert
Doyle, Mapp law , ii mouths and
*500; .lo.- Morgan, Mapp law, tl
mouth-ami $501); U. U. Thomp
ItillS, Mapp law, li mouths and
$500; Busconi Creech, Mapp law,
li mouth ? and $500 : \V. II. ?.
Noe, Mapp law, 2 month- and
$250; .lohn Poiiley, Mapp law, :t
mouths and $250 ; Arnold Combs,
Mapp l aw . 1)0 days ttllil $50.
II. A. W. Skeoli, judge of the
circuit court ami I.. M. Itobiu
ette, commonwealth's attorney
for I.e.- county, have rweived
much cotnmemialion lor t he w ork
done al Ibis term of I he court.
THE LYCEUM
I take this method of an?
nouncing to the patrons of the
school ami lo the public goner
ally that tho principal nf the
school ami the president of the
Community League have secur?
ed through tin* Piedmont Bu?
reau, ol Asheville, N. I!., three
excellent lyceuin programs to
in- given during tho school ses?
sion. The nrsi of these cntor
Inimneuis will ho given at the
school auditorium Kriday even?
ing, October 7, liegiiining at. H
o'clock fast time. These enter?
tainers are known as the I Ipnllo
Trio, and they give it program
of songs, stories, impersona?
tions, violin, ami piano. Later
in the season, Mrs. William
Calvin Chilton, inonodrnmatisi,
will give a program consisting
of southern stories by southern
writers. The third entertain?
ment will he given by tin- Little
rtenshnw Ladies' Quartette.
This lycoum course has been
arranged with the idea of giv?
ing to the people of the (lap
and surrounding communities a
fow high class ontertninments
ut a very reasonable cost. Hen
sou tickets for the ihre?) pro?
grams call ho purchased this
week for III it sum of $1.00. Sea?
son tickets for children are BO
cents each. All receipts, after
the guarantee has been paid,
will ho used for the purpose of
improving the school.
11. L. SULFKIOOR,
Principal,
If a fellow punches you on
the jaw you are perfectly jus?
tified in pasting him one be?
fore turning the other cheek.
A good way to start business
to booming again in this coun?
try is for every man to pull the
strings to bis money puree.
ADVERTISING TO BE
TAKEN FROM ROADS
Stale Highway Regulation |
Will Be Enforced In This
Section of Stale of Vir?
ginia.
The following article hearing
<ni the removal of signs from the
stall' highway was recently pub?
lished in the Bristol Herald ('mi?
rier und the ruling referred t<> in
this article was put into ef?
fect mi < Ictob?r 1st.
Instructions for the removal
of all utututhomed advertising
from the right of way of the im?
proved roads in this section of
thb slate nn the highway system
of Virgiliui Inn been received by
?I. 1). Keeler, resident engineer,
from O. S. Mullin, engineer of
the State Highway Commission.
Mr. Mullen calls attention to
a plan put in operation by K. U.
Uoeke, dr., of StniintOu, Va.,
and urges that the same he put
in operation in this section.
In a leitet Mr. Cockc writes
on the proposal as follows:
"This office has been dire. I' d
to have all advertising signs re?
moved from Hie rights of way
of the improved roads in the
state highway system in this
resiliency, ami therefore, I wish
to notify all linns that have
.?rected signs of an advertising
nature along (he roads ill tie'
? late highway system', lh.it it
those signs are not removed from
the road- above referred to by
October I, 1021, that the pa?
trolman and section foreman will
he instructed to remove these
signs, and also to remove any
-igns that are erected in the fu
lure of an advertising nature,
unless it can he conclusively
shown that permission has been
granted In the linn erecting
in ii -iot|< by the State Highway
? lommission .
"In order that tin' law may
be fully understood I am quot?
ing verbatim from the rules und
regulations controlling Ira Hie on
the state highway system as
adopted by (he Stall- Highway
Commission, efreefive .Inly 25th,
1020, under the provision-, nl
section I, chapter 31 Acts! nf
lOlOOoiieral Assembly in regard
to creeling sign-: Il is forbid?
den to place or allow to he pi ic
eil within tin- right of way of
any of the stale highways any
advertising, or advertising sign-,
without lira! obtaining permis?
sion of tin- Stale Highway Com?
mission.
??This applies to advertising
signs placed within right nl way,
or projecting over the right of
way."
Injured in Motorcycle Race.
I'M. Williams, of I''. ist Slime
(lap, was injured in tho motor
Cycle race at the Wise fair last
Thursday when a tire burated
throwing him violently to the
ground. A piece of glass from
his goggles cut mi ugly gash on
his forehead, and he suffered
also slight body bruses. Wil?
liams was a strong Contender
in the race when the accident
happened Mill Perkins, of
Lynch, Ky., finished llrst.
.lohn Siinuis, of Appalachia,
won Saturday's race, but. he
hail to go some as Krank De
Ittisk ami Perkins were right at
his heels all the time. These
races were said to have been
tho best ever seen at the fair
and proved to be one of the host
attract ions.
President Harrison Believes
Business Will Improve.
President Fairfax Harrison,
of the Southern Railway, lue
Moves business in the smith svill
greatly improve this fall ami
winter and is quoted us follows:
"As to the situation in the
south, there is every indication
that the curlier lias been turn?
ed.
"The advance in col tun was
the bruath of wind for which
Ilm southern states have been
wailing."
There are lots of good people
.still leftiu tho world ? but they
[are accustomed to being left.
ADVANTAGES IN
THE OLD HOME TOWN
They wore never in so favor-1
able a mood to consider the vil-j
lago as a permunent place of ac?
tivity as fhey aro now. The
leaders in the life of (he smaller
communities who not so long ago
were deploring the departure of
their most talented BOUS ami
daughters to tho fields of larger
reward in the city now have it
Unique opportunity. They have
a rare chance to impress tho
somewhat disillusioned voting
people with lite advantages of
life ami labor in the old home
town.
These young people are far
more valuable assets now than
I hey were before leaving home.
I'hey have participated in city
life, industry and business ami
increase their contacts with the
world. They return home with
new acquisitions of both knowl?
edge and skill and tire more than
ever quit filled t>> make u worth?
while contribution to their com
inunity. What snrts of induce?
ments iiiu-t lie olforcil lo get
them lo locate permanently where
they have 'now temporarily found
i re luge?
Tho village to retain il - ener?
getic youth liltisl offer two sorts
nf advantages. It must impress
them as a livable place and it
iiiusl have commercial possibil?
ities.
It inilsl olt'ei a satisfying hu?
man existence und scope for the
reali/alion of the nalui.it human
ileSires for recreation, good fel?
low-hip, agree.ilde relationships
ami plausible activities. The
business opportunities must be
ilisc.criiahlo ami inviting enough
to counterbalance the vocational
III ructions of t lie city.
The resourceful young mail
Can liiid no more remunerative
lield for his enterprise today
than the small town, lie < ,ui
not build up a colossi industry
there tun he can lied more op
port unit ii-s per c ipitti t h Iii in
tie- city. Hundreds i small
town businesses, many nf them
located in mere hamlets, are do?
ing a gross busiii..1' f.'itl.tino a
year without using Nitp'o|oo-iic
sales lac) ics.
I'll.- overhead cost of doing
business is often under 20 per
cent and th.t prdlil gives
i he proprietor a f ir more com
furl utile living than he could ob?
tain in tie- <ily with a llilicll
larger incniiie. Ouo store in
Ohio situated in a small hamlet
does a business of a half million
a year ami another in In.liana
has annual receipts of three hun?
dred thousand.
These records ar,- mil the re?
sult of a set of unusually favor?
able circumstances' hut ar.- the
reward of largo-vi sinned liliiii
llies'a generalship which would
I win equal returns if applied in
any one of a thousand ilher
places.
The only way Hie village will
ever he aide to real I/O il- possi?
bilities is (,y concerted action
and orgaiii/at ion.
A New ICllgland village was
located in a natural selling of
unusual bounty, Hut its run
down ami shabby appearance
presented a drub contrast toils
attractive surroundings. Many
? if the hills ahoiil the town were
thickly wooded hul some of the
streets of tin- town were bare of
shade trees. The lowii hall was
in a stale ot dispuir and other
structures in the center of town
were an eyesore.
A voting physician returned lo
town ufter an absence of some
years to lake up his father's
practice. lie started lo agitate
for village improvement. After
.some weeks of propaganda work,
he enlisted the support of the
leading citi/ens. A meeting of
tin- whole community was called
to organize an improvement as
social ion. Tim meeting was so
well advertised that everybody
attended. iNot only nidi and
Women but even the children
wen- admitted to membership.
Tie- dues could lie paid either in
money or an equivalent amount
of lubor.?Tbc Dearborn Inde?
pendent.
Merry House Party at Jose?
phine.
Mr. and Mrs. Prod L. Truy
entertained a fow i?f thoir
friends f mm the (Sup und else?
where with mi onjoyabtf) house
party at their homo nt Jost
phiuo Saturday and Sunday,
September 31lh and 25 th.
'The parly wits begun Satur?
day tiftbrnooii with u inotor
puny over to Oorchestor. Af?
ter supper dancing was enjoyed
until 13 o'clock, music being
furnished by the Brunswick
phonograph.
Sunday morning the wind.'
party was up by 7 o'clock and
preparations were begun fur a
'-ix mile hike" to the High
Kimb They reached the knob
after one o'clock where they
built a lug h in lire and cooked
their dinner over the glowing
embers in the most primitive
fashion. After picking lip an
ibundiinco "f chestnuts they
started fur home after four
o'clock.
Those in the parly were Miss?
es Blanche Kennedy, Hilly '''ni?
ton und Doris Warner, of Dig
Stone (liti, Dale- Chapman, of
Norton; .\j.ssrs. <,' K. Avers, of
tJallipolis, tllim; t'leorg.i U Stu?
nt. I?'.ddie Carter ami Chas.
McColgan, of Morton, K-iih
Smith and tiny Patrick, <>f Dig
Stone (.lap, chaperoned bj Mr.
mil Mrs. Troy.
Siphcrs-Stewart.
A very quiut wedding was
loleillilized last Wednesday ev
uiing, September 28; 11*21. at ?
?'Clock, wheii Miss hatnn Slow
nl. "I h'.ast Stone (lap, became
he hi ido <>f Mr. Il-nr\ Slp'i-rs,
>f Appalachia;
Tile wedding look place at
-he Methodist parsonage at Dig
Stone (lap, Uev C. W. I lean,
uislor of (In- bride olHciutiug,
I'll ose present were Mrs. Dean
mil daughter Kvolyn.
Mr. ami Mrs Sioto-i s will live
for the present With Mrs Si
jile-rs' parents, Mr. and Mrs.
.lohn SiewaiL at Hast S one
i Sap
Free Chest Examination.
Mow lit, von feel (o.l i) ? Tired
-no appetito -(OSS 01 weight?
I'lm Virginia Tuberculosis \ i
suciatiou ami tho '?bate Hoard
a Health working ?itb \ our
county health itep.tr'anont are
holding fiee eliesi ex num.items
October 1Kb, I2lli, Kith and
ll'ii Come and tie examined
by an expert cheat specialist.
Kim..' just where you stand on
health Tnhc rculosis is cura?
ble, if taken m lime. Karl, ox
aiiiinaiioiiH Snvo mini lives.
Don't be afraid to lie told yoil
have an early case. De afraid
um to know until It is too late
for a cure Come lo one of the
following places:
-i Paul Ocl iltli?M.iyur s llii'iiii
l.'?vbnrii I tat I .'Hi -.Mayor's Uimiiii
Norton (tat llllli -Coinily llualll. t>?|il.
A|i|KiUchU Ocl l Ith Mayer -1 Hurt
ii an in i : ;ui.. in ami l an in I :i i i> in
Those free examinations am
in.ole possiOlu liy the sale of
Christmas senU. V.oi pud
when yon bought, s"nis las;,
i 'hri.it mas.
List, yeur Virginia Ion 3,285
citizens from tuberculosis. Of
every ten deaths from all caus?
es, one is of inherent mis. How
many people in your communi?
ty died of Ibis prcveillahlu dis
ease?and yet tuberculosis is
curable, if taken in lime.
for further inform ition,
write or 'phono Dr. W. It Cul
herisoii, county health depart?
ment, Norton, Va.
Meetings at Christian Church.
Dev. William Durleigb, pas?
tor of tho Christian church,
j Harlan, Ky.. will begin u ae?
ries of meetings at the Christ?
ian church .Sunday morning,
October 16th, 1021.
j Co operation of all religious
[bodies is invited in ibis cam
' paigu for the Spiritual uplift of
I our town.
\ The pastor will proucb next
Sunday evening ut 7::io. Sub
jject: "Profit und Loss." Come,
ryco will bo a stranger but once.
Community League Meeting.
Them will boa meeting of the
Community I -ago ? in the
school auditorium mi next Mon?
day afternoon, October 10th at
3:30 o'clock. Bvery one is espe?
cially urged to bn present u?
this meeting

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