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The Big Stone Gap Post.
[OL. XXIX Ijg^I^A^AP^WISE COUNTY, VA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEwbEfT^ 1921 No 44 Wise County federation Civic Leagues Have Interesting Meet? ing at Cocbiirn. 1 I'lii- U'i-i' (*<>11111 v Federation [?I Women's Olubs held ii* send [niiiiiliil meeting in tin- Baptist liliiiri'li :ii t'nubiirn, Friday, Oc ||i,Ut-Msl ?villi about 71) iii at ttfinlaiiec. ! The hlcoting wits called In or !,!, i liv I In* prcaidelil, Mr~. K. T. \ All jollied in singing tin- olil llivtan, ''Sliinil Dp for .Irsiis." Invocation by I lev. <?. N. M?,i!i. i.f Ihc Baptist uliiircii, of I',,.!.urn. Address of welcome by Bov. ii. N. Sniitli. 'I In- president's! report wris I hen read; The secretary read tlio minutes i if I he previous uipot i ng bold ul Nnrliin, Juno 7, 1021; In ill-' absence of our I rim sur? er, Mrs. II. A. Alexander, Mrs. Dili Slallard road her report, ? ing a balance of only .f 12.00; Mi-. Stallnrd made a moti. which met tin' approval of the majority of tin- women present, llial each league |>uy $10.00 for federation dues instead of $2,00 tlii- being tin- amount having 1 n paid heretofore. S un.' letters of interest to the fi'deration were then* read by Mi-. <!.\\\ in. Ii was though) expedient by -'line thai a cottage I.reeled ? ?ii tin" '?I'oor Farm" i<> serve as u Imme for girls while taking ireiitnieiit ul the Norton cliiiic. The following coinmitteo was ap I' inted, in company with Mis Morgan, one of the county health nurses, to confer with tin- proper itiithoritioa in regard in securing tlii- cottage: Mrs. Uurrie Al derstin, Mrs. Vf., B. Fulton, of \\ ise und Mrs. ft. II. Hi nee, of Norton. llu- following cummille.i resolutions was appointed : Mes dames II. A. W. Sheen, Ii. K. Llewellyn und Koht. II. Britce. Dr. Kate Waller Hat reit, pres. ideal of the National Floret. Crilteiuinii Lloiuea, I old the fed? eration licit there is danger of the cliiiic at Iva Kola Karin be iil|> discontinued on account of shortage of funds. As a result ul tliis statement the following t'ii 'lut ioiia was read and adopted : We, the Federal inn of Women's t'liihs of Wise County will ap? preciate any eifnrts upon the purl of Urs. Flanagan ami Wil? liams, of the Wise I Vanity Health Department t o continue the clinic for women at Iva Kotn t ut in. Dr. U. K. Kdwards, of the Wise COtuity Health Depart? ment stall', gave an outline of purpose, and work done Ivy iins department since it was re? organized lust July. All were highly delighted iv it Ii a vocal solo by Mrs. M. A. sie\enson. Next mi tin- program was the semi-annual report of the dill'er puI leagues, which was as fol? lows: Mrs. Kemp reported the Norton leugne reorganized for ?he winter, and taking the school as their principal object? ive. Mrs. I'eery stated that (Joe burn is planning to resume their ?"rk for the winter. Mrs. Hamilton reported the W ise league in splendid working "'der, making special endeavors along the lines of beautifying Wise County Delegates to the "Lonesome Pine Trail" Meeting Pikeville, Ky., October 4, 1921 Tim party was composed of the following: ?'? Stanley, U. S. Graham, J. K. Tu'ggnrt, Jno w Chnlkley. W. II. Mullins, Ii. L tiilley. \V. II. Wren, .1, lr Onmblos.W. N. Clagolt, J. I). Hog? ers, II. K Hyatt, T. S. MoKelvoy, J. A. McQnire, ('. M. Kuller, AI K reger, J. H. Sknggs, Bruce Crawford, <!. W, Scott, J. Arch Sterne, Ii K. Warner, J. \l. Allen. R. T. Plenary, T. V. Mrcnnnn. W. It. Keller, Clyde Holling, < >. II. Hovcrly,U. II l,ipps, I. S. Barker and U O. Paul. ?Courtesy Crawford's Weekly. tl.einet cry, building a drive jvny tu it, etc. Mi-. Irviiio id tiled Hint llin Si one Cap Iii- recently spent nearly f000.00 on shades r<ir (lie school liiiililiiig; playground equipmentj etc. Iinhodcn, Apptihtehiu,SI. Paul, Kasi Slotie Cap, mi ropdri. _ N? ? \ i in order ?;i- i lie elect ioii of hllicers for tin- eiiSmng year. Mrs. Keiuji nuidc a motion that otliccr.s be elected every year in? stead of i w o years, which lias been tlio previous custom of (Iiis body. 'I'lii'; nioliou carried and |lia election resulted as follows: Mrs, ?;. \V. ToinnkiuB) presi di'tit. Mrs. 1;. 'I'. Irvine, vice-presi? dent. Mis. I lllie Stallard, secrelary. ! Mrs. I?, II. Kline, treasurer; Mi.. T. S. McKelvev, of Nor? ton, was appointed chairman to conduct s;i|o of tuberculosis seals, j Alter sinning "West be the Tie Tbat Hinds," the meeting' adjourned lor the noon botir. j The ones!-, were conducted to the Sunday school auditorium, and sealed at a beautifully ap? pointed table, where a delicious Ihr.Urse liinclieon was k< rv ed. The table decoration was chrysanthemums and ferns. Tbe afternoon session opened at o'clock. The following res? olutions were read and adopted : I. We. the Federation of Wo? men's I'lubs of Wise count)', earnestly urge Mr. ('has. Ii. Hughes In use bis best efforts to secure the adoption of tbe dis? armament program. We, the Federation of Women's Clubs of Wise county, fully endorse the recommendation to President Harding I hit I was read at. the morning session of our meeting of the appointment of Mrs. Thus, i!. Winters, of Minneapolis, Minn., president of Hie Qeueral Federation of Women's Club?, as a ineinber of Hie advisory del? egation to represent the United .Slates in tbe armament confer once. We advise the forwarding of a copy of the resolution to our Congressman, 0. Bascoin Slomp. Roll call of leagues resulted as follows: Norton, 14; Wise, II; Big .Stone Hap, !>; Coeburh, 28> Mrs. Martin, of Norton, who lias recently been inside chairman of tbe Wise County Auxiliary to the American Legion, in a few well selected words now intro? duced. Dr. Kate Waller Barrett, the principal speaker of the after noon, is h woman of national reputation, having lieon sohl abroad by llirou di lie rent presi? dents lo represent (lie United Stati"- at conferences in various countries. Wise county i- in d.1 fortunate to have a visit from so distinguished a citizen. I lei address was splendid?-full of inspiration and en,'outage nietil. She paid a beatiliful tri? bute to our county's w< alth, na? tural resources and beauty. She spoke lilsO ill the highest terms of the untiring efforts Of Mrs. Irvine and Mr-. Hailey in their uplift work among the fallen girls of the county, making it possible for them to secure homes at Iva Kola Karin, A ris? ing vole of thanks was given Dr. Barrett; this having been the socoiid time she has honored the federation with her presence. Mrs. Irvine introduced Miss McNiel, our new health nurse, who gave some very valuable in? formation in regard lo the work being done among the school childri.f i his county, Tlid following resold (ions \vbre then read and adopted : KcsolvWl, That we express our appreciation* to the women of Coebiirii for their very cordial reception and hospitable enter? tainment extended to the Feder? ated Clubs of Wise i lounty. Uesojvcd, Thai we, the Women of the Federated Clubs of Wise County, oiler an expression of gratitude and appreciation to Mrs. IJ. T. Irvine for her zeal and ellieient services rendered during her teriii of ollice. Respectfully submitted, Mrs. H. A. W. Skeeii, Mrs. D. IS, Llewellyn, Mis. K. ||. Hnice. A rising vote of thanks was given the Coebiirii chili tor their royal entertainment, Mrs. .1. II. Vicars extended a cordial invitation to the federa? tion to liieel at Wise in the spring of 1022, the exact date to be fixed later. The meeting then adjourned. Mas. II. A. Lao?, Sec'y. Roaring Fork Box Supper a Success. A box supper was held at the Star Theatre at Roaring Fork last Saturday night. Miss Kate Qrtlbb received the most Voten uud won the p.'elty girl's cake K. M. Pun noil won the ugly man's cake. About 200 peuplu wcro present and $115.35 was raised, which will lie used for the benefit, of the Roaring Fork school. Kveryliody reported a nice time.?Independent. State Election t in next Tuesday Virginia will elect ii governor! lieutenant gov? ernor, ultorney general, secre? tory "I' the common wealth treasurer, superintendent o public instruction, commission or nf agriculture, commissioner of immigration arid a member nf the state corpora i ion coin mission. The following names have been tiled with ilia secre? tary of the common wealth and will appear on the oiHciul bal? lot: For Qovernor: E L<h Crinkle, Keiirj W Anderson, lohn l'. (I bod man, M rs (leorge Oustis, ?lohn Mitchell, dr. For Lieutenant Governor: J. K. West , John II. Mussingor, II Adolph M?ller, Theodore Nash. For Attorney llcncr.il: .lohn it S Hinders, Harry K. Wblcolt, J. Thomas Nowsoino. Tor Secretary id ibe Commonwealth: B. (I .lames, T. X. l'nrsons, K, V. Bacchus, for Stale Treasurer: ('buries A. .Inbnston, J. W. Klanagun, Thomas A Jackson for Superintendent ol Public Instruction: Harris Hart, Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis Utoy, Maggie L. Walker. For Commissioner ol Agriculture ninl Immigration; Q, W. Keiner, J. S. Haldemaii, Arthur Brick bouse. t:ur .Member id Stale Curporalion Commission: Herkley I) Adams, Uilhunk Twigg. Tor Senate: J. K. Sergent. for Mouse ul Delegates: J. II. Ilagy, W. VV. (1. Dotsou. Henry Ford May Visit Big Stone Gap Sonic Time This Month. It is rumored that Henry Kord, bead of the Kord Motor Compa? ny, of Detroit, may visit ltig Stone (lti(i some time this month Mr. Kord, who owns .some coal mines in Kentucky, recently inspected bis proper? ties and was greatly impressed with the immense possibilities of the coul sections of Rastern Kentucky und Southwest Vir? ginia. About the laziest person wo ever beard of is the fellow who died from indigestion rather than go to the trouble of chew, ing the food he ate. Drouth Broken The rain Saturday night broke tin' long drouth iii this section which has lii'i'ii onoof the long i?i dry sprits in many years. M in) low oh in Southwest Vir yiniii have be.ntiroly with nut water, as m in) of the springs ami crocks bad dried 111> entirely It ix Sinlie Hap, however, has deeo exceedingly fiirllilialu in Uns m itler, as the hlrge dam no Big ("herrv limit by the town (be past year, lias furnished (be town in itbiin lldlice of good water ,luring Ilm e I ire dry spell This dam is one of the big. Cost assets ihn town has as stlf liuient water can he stored to tide the town over any drouth that has ever I.u experienced in ibis section. Surrounding this dam the town owns three thousand acres of land, w inch covers almost the entire water sheil As the town grows ami more Water is n.led the town only has to huihl the dam high er und more water can be stored up. Big Stone (lap has a water Kystom (bat is worth at least three hundred thousand dollars (inly a small charge is made its citizens for water und they can use all they waul to as liiere In no meter system used and not likely ever 10 be The ivn'.er analysis is abiilll 09 per cent, pure. Work Progressing on New School Building. Work on the new $15,000 high school building til this iilaou is progressing nicely, ami (he <Mills are already going up It B. Mc'ieckin, the architect, ami Dr. .1. W. Kein . a iiiohiboi of the school Im.iid, am giving the matter their personal atten? tion, ami urn having the Work pushed as rapidly as possible, but. the building win not be in; Cllpilltl before Ute OCglOiliUg id the 1922 session nf school next year. Mr. Kmgsolvor; of Itns |,tol, is ttie general contractor, but (.'barbs .lonnsoii, of this (dace, has the COIIlruCl In lie the stoiiu work. When completed this will bo one of the iiest high school buildings in Smith west Vugin la and will ho ii gie it bonrtU id Hie town of Big StoiiO dap, which u.is always h id mo u.tai school in this section of (In? state. Patrons' Day Observed. (hi Friday, October 'Jlst, pa? trons' day was observed in (he liig Stone (lap High School. A specially prepared program, consisting of songs, recitations and a ghost; dance, was given by the pupils for the entertain ment ot those present. At the end of the pupils' program II. I. Sulfridge, principal of tho school, introduced Dr. W. A. Maker, who made a short talk on (be importance of caring for the health of the children unit guarding against contagious diseases. (tillers who III tide short talks were Otis MoUHtir, Snpt. .1. .1. Kellv, dr., and Mrs. Will iJoodioe. All umphusixeil the importance of bo-operation in making the school what it should tie. After the meeting refreshments in the form of hot chocolate and waters were served by the domestic science class, under the direction of Miss Willie A. Pulton, during which time the patrons mid teachers informally met and j talked over school work The meeting was well attend ed, there being about, seventy live patrons and teachers pres out, Such meetings enable the parent und teachers to know each other better and prepare the way for A united and liar inonious effort for the success of the school. Not Interested in the High Cost of Meat. Ora Wilson, vvho lives near the LoUisville & Nashville do lint, is not interested in the high cost of meat in the least and if he ins a good lot of sweet po tutoes the cost of living nr.'.I ,110t worry him this winter, tie has a pen of twenty-three live o'possums und is adding to it from time to time, us he catches [them in the mountains. VITAL FACTS ABOUT CANCER l. During the. Great War the United States lost about 80,000 koI,tiers During the Baine two years 180,000 people die,I of Can Our in tins country. 1,'ancer is now killing one OUtof every ten persons over forty years of age. '2 Mam of ttteau deaths are prcvciu?blu, since cancer in fre? quently curttolc, if recognized Kill propurly treated in Its ear? ly Hinzert. :t. Cancer begins as a sin,ill local grow Hi which can often be entirely removed by coinpc teul surgical treatment, or, in certain external forms,liy using radium, X-ray or other meth? od a. i. Cancer is not n constitu? tional or "blood" disease; liiere tdtOtlld lie no thought of dis? grace or of "horodittiry taint" about it. ."). Cancer in not a eonimuni CUblu disease. It Is not possililu to "catch" cancer from one who has it. it Cancer is not inherited. It is not certain even that a tendency to the disease is in? herited Cancer is so frequent t hat simply |?y i he lay of ununoo iheru may lie many cases in ? ??ine families, mid tins irivos rise to much needless worry about inheriting iliu disease. 7 'I'lie negiiiiiig of cancer is usually painless; f?r this reason Its insidious onset is frequently overlooked, and is loo easily neu lucted 8. More people over forty ye.us of ago die of cancer than ill pneumonia, lilburuU'oSi?, or typhoid lever. Cue woman in eight and one man in f lurtoun, over forty; dies ol c nicer !i. C nicer is no, irauniui ?? t lij Contact Willi I lie pa, ten t. lo all the thousands ol mended operations for can,-er lo ru ,s oo rep.,11 ,if a case aeq . , d fiiiiii the patieui In any - ? x<> n or nurse. I ne A iiict luau S iCi Control of (! nicer is c ,n |,| , a nut loii wide campaign >i cation tins week wiiii i of eilllCIll lug tile people i, , i ing tins disease willen is ki i'i ?-; one oill ot very ten pers niH o. - ur forty ye.irs of age. In III s c impugn Dr (' D llo.w , r. ,,f Soioeg.i, is cliiiirina i t ' ilie e ,||.it.en ol Wl?, , d u; I Ml i . DickeiiSuii ami Lse, and a -v.,, .e gl.i,I to furillall any Illfurth ? lloo deslli'd. Meeting of the Billy Sunday Club. The regular meeting of the Dig Stone, (lap Billy Sund iy Club was hold a: the Baptist church Sunday afternoon at i) o'clock. K. 'I'. Carter, chairman of the citlli called the lliuelillg lo order, read a brief scripture lesson, and announced the pro? gram. After being led in pray? er by .1. M. t loodtoe, the cbib lieuld a very tine discussion of ihn Book of Judges by Dr. W.U. Painter. Tins was fob lowed by short COlrillieiltS on the lesson by Judge Skeeii, .1. |*. Wolfe, ami .1. M floodloe. The next meeting will be held at Ilm Diiptisl church next Suo.i.i. at :t p. in. All men of the town are cordially invited lo he priM enl, The subject for study and discussion will be the Book of Knill Memorial to John Fox, Jr. There is Homo talk of a public fountain, to bo called the "Koi Fountain," as a memorial lo tin, late John Fox, Jr., the famous author of this place, is to be erected here in the near future. Tiie cost of the memorial is 10 be paid for by the many ad? miring friends of the dead author. Episcopal Church. Sunday, November Olli. Sim day school 1(1:00 a. m. Morning prayer and sermon 11:00 a. in. Khv. Claudius V. Smith; of Lynobburg, Vu. Special ser? vices. Public are cordially in? vited to attend. Keep the homo tires burning ibis winter.' The coul man needs the money. Study tho faults of your neigh* ! bor. It may teach you bow to avoid committing the same of? fenses.