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VOL. XXIX BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA? WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 23, 1921 No. 47 Henry Ford Looks Over Stonegap Colliery Property at Glamorgan With View of Buying. Norton, V?,, Nov. LO.?It lias just been lenrued tlutt Henry Ford recently visited Wise coun tv uid iiinong other properties, looked over the plant of (ha Stonegnp Colliery Company ;il Ulaiiiorgan with u view to buy jug it. This splendid property j. practically idle at this time, but a number of prospective pur? chasers are negotiating for the plant and it is believed by those who are conversant with the matter, that a deal will be closed in tlia near future. flic Olineiideld Coal Corpora? tion is one of the prospective buyors, and it. is undcrst.I thai a matter of but 10,000 separates Hu m on the deal. The Clinch field people have immense hold? ings back of the Glamorgan properties and are better siluat id In handle the plant than any oilier concern in this Held. It is lllsu pointed out that in ease lliey purchase the properly, it will mean the opening up of vast Itirchfluld coalfields uln.li are owned largely by this corpora? tion. It is known that Henry Ford has acquired immense coal inter? ests across the lununlain on the Kentucky side, and by buying tin.- UlAinorgan properly, much III his holdings could be consoli? dated and eventually worked from this side mid given a sea? board outlet. Development will hi) awaited with deep interest, as in ease of the purchase by either of these interests Ulniiiurgan will lie set humming at full I into ami extensive improvements will In made. Fox Fountain. ? The proposed memorial foun? tain to be placed at Hip; Stone (lap to the lute John b'ox, Jr., will lind a responsive cord in the hearts of all real Virginia lovers. It has been said that Mr. Fox put Southwost Virginia on the map. This is very true of Big .Stone i ?ap, and that bin novels mudu this whole end of the state familiar to the American public is also true. Wherever fiction is read there will be fount! the Bulging pages of the late Virginia novelist Through his picturesque tales the world saw the beauty of our hills. No other section of the United States has received so much favorable publicity, ?lue in great part to "The Trail of tho Lonesome Pine" and oth? er cnthrulling stories of the (lumberlands. To the average citizen of Wiao county the announcement of a memorial will be hailed wit h just pride in that it commemo? rates the achievement of one of her sons. Imitators by the score have risen to paint the immortal glory of the moun? tains, but the fact remains thill .lohn Kux, Jr., stuuda foremost among American novelists since the days when Washing? ton Irving created the first gen? uine American literature. The proposed memorial foun? tain is a simple tribute to an il ItiBtrious son.?Norton Coalfield Progress. EPISCOPAL CHURCH , Christ Church. Special Thanksgiving 8orvice 6:00 p in Nov. 24th. Hev. K. C Burn/. Sunday, Nov. 27th. Sunday school 10:00 a. in. Morning prayer and sermon 11:D0 a. in. Public cordially invited to at? tend these services. Charles ?. Duffy, formerly superintendent at Stonega, now of Cincinnati, Ohio, is visiting his brother, Ed Duffy.?Cum? berland Progressive. Red Cross Leaders Sees Triumph As Re? sult of Roll Call Activity. Atluntu, Gu., Nov. lit.?South? ern division headquarters of the American Red Cross sees n ver itablo triumph of the Red Uross cause in Dixie us u result of reports from every sec? tion of the division on the re? Bults of early roll call activity. The south, these reports in ilicnlo, is keenly alive to the im portnyCH ol the peuuu time pro grain of the organization and the ri Hpnuse to the appeal of the greatest mother is believed ample assurance that the work now being attempted will bo earned on throughout the Dom? ing year and possibly extended SO thai every community in the division will feel anil know its benefits This has been made possible solely through the whole-heart? ed cooperation of people in ev? ery walk of life throughout the section. Hin business has reo ugiiized the benelits that accrue toil from participation in lied Cross activity und the response hau I.n generous, und orguni/ ed labor has been no Isss ipiiek to grtisp the opportunity to aid a cause that is one of the prime factors in our national life in adding strength and force to the masses. ? In fact, practically every la? bor lender in the smith has not only enrolled himself us a rod member, but has given Iiis enthusiastic endorsement of the Kail t 'loss program. The doctrine of Ued Cross ser? vice has been preached from hundreds of evangelical pulpits in the south and at the same time it has been made Hie sub? ject hi" endorsement from pre? late and priest, in church and in s\ nagogue. In fact the cooperation has been as widespread us the cause lo which it is given. As a result division headquarters olllcinls predict that despite the uhcer tilinlins of the limes, the south will smash all its records for response to the annual appeal of this great national organiza? tion. Union Thanksgiving Service. The Thanksgiving service this yeai will he held ill the Baptist church Thursday morning at eleven o'clock. The sermon will be preached by Rev. R. Q, Reynolds of the M . IS. Ohureh, South. All the churches of the town are requested to unite in this service. Members of tho choirs of the churches uro urg? ed to he present lo assist in the music. A free will offering will be made to the Associated Charities of the town for use in Ihn relief of the poor during tho coming winter. All offices, stores und other places of business are requested to close on Thursday morning during the hour of tho service. A cordial invitation is extend? ed to every one to attend this service. Big Stone Gap Boy Victor. University of Maryland's cross country was defeated yes? terday by Washington ,V Lee University at College Park. The seore was 30 to 'J7. The race for lirst pluee was u splen? did contest between dipt. Clif? ford Smith, of Washington & Lee, and Crooks, of Maryland. The former wns victor by ubout forty yards. The distance of the race was six und u quarter miles, with tho final Ho yards around the track. Time: M minutes, \b seconds.? Wash? ington IVni.. Mr. Smith referred touuoveis a son of Air. und Mrs. Malcolm Smith, of this place. It is up to tho people of the wide world to see that it does not become too narrow. Buy Seals And Help Fight Tuberculosis in Virginia Richmond, Nov. in, ? Tli e Kluck Kluck- Kluu is mobilizing in force over Virginia to light tuberculosis. In every county in the state count ry people aro In n e uskod tu buy Christinas Seals wit b n chicken, Mr. John R HntcheHon, Di? rector nf the Extension Division of the V. P, [., bus written a letter in all nf the Home and Karin DemoilStration Agents in Virginia, asking them to co-op 0hite with the Virginia Tuber eitlnsis Assn. by encouraging this feature of the Christmas Seal S|ile. Funds tit carry for? ward iho educational and clin? ical work of ihe Assoeiation uro raised by the sale of these littlol Christinas Seals. The chickens collected from 46 counties adjacent to Rich? mond will bo sold in this city ut auction to the highest bidders among the hotels, restaurants, cafeterias and hospitals, while thos.ceived in the other 55 COUutieS will be sold on t ho local markets. In Itictiuiouil the Pro? ducers' Co-operative Kxchnnge, of Which Mr. VV. M, Cense is president, will sell I lie fowls. In t Iratlgo the pure bred chick ens which bad jusi carried ofT prizes ai the county fair were given by their owners to the Kings Daughters who are con? ducting the Seal Sale in that county, und "chances." at 10c each won- sold. Two of those aristocratic birds brought $20, with which 10combat the White Plague. A |>ig was contributed by a generous farmer, which added $30 to the colters of tin Kings Daughters Soon a Hun lam family did its bit to add to this fund, which will doubtless increase rapidly as other chick ens Dock into Iho sale head? quarter^ to buy seals. Wedding Announcement. Mr. mill Mrs. (Jeortfu Moll.in auiiouncu tlio inarrlag? nftliolr daughter; Kit lye to Mr. It.ilicrt ill..mi- Markte ? in Wednesday, November lira ttlxteeiitli nluoteen hundred and twenty-one Uriltul, Virginia, Tim above engraved :ni liounc?meilt has been received by u large number of friends in tlio Gap. The bride is well known Hero whore she formerly hehl a position in the offices of the Southern Railway Compa? ny ami for the past several months bus been working at Appaluchiu, und making her home with her sister, Mrs. J. C. Gibson, Mr. Markte is a very popular young man, having lliadti his home here for sevoral years where he has a position with H; K. Fox. civil engineer. After the ceremony Mr. und Mrs. Markte left for Charleston, \V. Vo , where they will spend several days with Mr. Markle's parents. They will be at home after December 1st, to their many friends in the (lap. HORNET VICARS RECEIVES A FEDERAL JOB Succeeds Jones as Collector and Will Have Office at Big Stone Gap. Hornet Vicars has received the appointment to the position of collector which has been held for a number of years by (). F, Jones, of Big Stone (Jap. He will also have his headquarters nl the Gap. Mr. Vicars is now in Rich? mond consulting with his chief, John C Noel and getting in structions in the duties of his office. He is the son of A.-M. Vicars, United States commis? sioner, lawyer anil capitalist, of Wise, and is one of the coun? ty's brightest young men. His district is composed of Wise, Dickensou anif Lee counties.? Cuultiuld Progress. Fire at Appalachia Early Sunday Morning Wiped Out Three Buildings. Appalachia, Ya., Nov. 20.? Piro, originating in tho building occupied by A. N. Kspor's res? taurant this morning at 2:00 o'clock, wiped out the entire rraiuo block on the north side of Bridge Street, near (he Union Station. The loss is estimated at $25,000.00, partially covered by insurance; Origin of the lire is unknown. The losses weroJ.W. (Juntncr, building, los.- $1100, no in? surance, ocvupiod ;ts warehouse by S, D. Green Ar Company an 1 Khnoro's Distributing Corpora? tion. Green* Company's loss $!1,000, insurance $2,000. Kl tuore's corporal ion los- $-1,000, insurance .f 1,000, It. 11. t'ri/.er building loss $2,000. Insurance $1500. Occupied by A. N. Ks per as restaurant, Kspor's loss $2500 insurance $1500. t'ri/.er und Gibson building los- $2,000, itis?raiic? fl.lnu. occupied by M. K. Ks per its pool room. M. K. Ks per loss $2,500, insurance $1, 500. .1. 0. Gibson building loss $2,000, insurance $1,200. Oc? cupied by Wisco Candy Com pa nv, In.-. Th.-ir loss $0,000 in? surance $11,000. Appuluehiti llurdwure Coulpdiryj Inc., dam? age loss lo building und slock e-t limited filiOOO; fully covered by insurance. The tin' department did ex? cellent work hut owing to u liigll wind and the lire gelling mich a -t;irl before they reach.-.I it, II WHS illl pOSSlllle to save these buildings. It looked at one time like the S. D. Creen ?v Company block across the street would be burned. The good work done by the lire department saved this block. Mrs. Tackctt Entertains tin last Thursday evening, Nov. 3rd, Mrs. Lulu Tackutlen lor tit i nud a number of young folks in honor of her daughter Miss Kohl who is leaving in a few days for New \ ork Oily where she has accepted a posi? tion with Gerthe Realty Kx perls. ll wus an old fashioned party where the girls wore gingham dresses and hair ribbons and the boys wore overalls: I 'ards und dancing wore in? dulged in until a lute hour. Refreshments consisting of sandwiches, pickles, potato chips and hot chocolate were served after which the remain der of the evening was spent in playing old fashioned games, such as blindfold, three degrees of paradise, barnyard chorus ami numerous other games Those present were Misses Mnrseo, Van buss. Uro well, Gish, Kelly, Nohns, T?cken and Halt; Mrs. Hatcher, Messrs Neluis, Hall, Kelly, Wells, Parsons, /.ion, Smilioy, King, Russell, Brooks, Forester, Ploonor. <hu of town guests Mr. (1 raves, Knbx v itIt), Fehn, ? Powell Valley News Dr. Bowyer Goes to Boston Eor Special Work Dr. I.'. It. Bowyer, chief stir geou lo (he Stonegu Coke and Coal Company, with offices at Stonegu, will leave Nov. ISlll for Boston where he will do post graduate work, llu will return Ito Stonegu about Jan. 1st. Dur? ing his absence Dr. Daniel .Moore will probably bo in charge. Dr. 11. H. Webb who has been located at Stonegu for several years us an assistant to Dr. Bowyer, will shorlly move to Osaka where he will relieve Dr. Chaa. I, Bradshaw. Dr. Brad shuw is leaving Wise county in locate in Danville, Va It bus not been learned who will succei d Webb at Slonegu, but it is understood that a doe tor from Alabama will take his place.?Coaltiold Progress. Meeting of Police Guard. A meeting of tho Police. Guard is called to meet at Town Hall, Wednesday night, November 23 at 8 o'clock p. m. W. J. U0KSL.BY, Mayor. Miss Hagan Elected Maid of Honor For Ninth District in tlu< recent Contest for l^ueen ami one maid of honor in end) of the ten congressional districts of Virginia for the Historical Pageant to he held in Richmond next spring, Miss Paltio Hitgun was elected for the ninth dis? trict. Miss Hagau is the charm? ing daughter of Mr ami Mrs. Charles Fdtkorsou Hagau, of Bristol, Va. Besides hoing one of the tti oh I beautiful young ladies in this section of the state ?he is a member of one of the oldest and most prominent fam? ilies of the Southwest. Her grandfather, Patrick Hagau, was one of the pioneers of in? dustrial development on a wide scale in this part of the stale. He was a leading attorney of Scott county, and was later pointed out as one of the men who owned a large p ut of the southwestern pan of the s'.ntu. His land holdings comprised nearly hilf of Scott county and his coal properties alone were valued at more Ihau a million dollars. Miss Hagau was born and reared in the section of the stale where the Ilagau name has brought distinguished honor to its possessors. She has been brought up in i homo where the customs .nol courtly manners of Old Virginia have over pre? vailed. Miss Hagan is a young woman of cli.11 niiog personality and is now- u Student in Wash? ington, |i ('., where hlie gives promise of a brilliant etircor. Mr- Harry Soutoucs, neu II at tie .lane A udersoti, daiightei j of Mrs. Samuel T Copenliuvor,| of Bristol, \'n , and wife of Dr. Harry Buniones of Boanoko, Va., nominated by Posit ".I", Travelers' Protective ASsocia lion, Boanoko, Va., was elected quocu ol tIn' I'ngennl Mrs. .Semones was born near Seven Mile Kuril, Sniythe coun? ty, and is of Scotch-Irish decent. Her grandparents both served in the (Jonfederate army, and a groat uncle, Col, Bobt. Ihingun, served under General Bobort 10. 1. Resolution. Since I iod in his wisdom ban taken from us Mrs. B. I'. Bruce, one of nur dearest, as W?? ns most faithful members of the Woman's Missionary Society of the M. K. Church, South; and whereas, her splendid Christian character, her love ami tlovo lion to the cause has won for her a place in the heart of each member t hat, time cannot erase. And, Whereas, her great, lov? ing heart, her kindness to tito poor and needy; In r ov.-ry thought of something ami ho her has endeared her to each one of Us; Bo it resolved that in the death of Mrs. Bruce each mem? ber feels a great personal loss; that the Woman's Missionary Society ha * lost one whose place cannot be tilled, but our loss is heaven's gain, and that our sympathy is hereby extended in the bereaved family in their great, sorrow; we request the secretary to, forward a copy to Mr. Urnen and family. Mrs N. B. Dotson? Mrs. Ollio B. Slallard, M i s ICduu Black well, Committoo. Find Still Under Pig Pen Aftei searching every foot of the ground on the farm of Jess Thomas, of Coneisrdj N. (!., for a still which they knew was some where on the place, prohi bilinu officers located it in a room about eight feet square dug under a pig pen. Kulrance was made through a two-foot, hole which wan covered with leaves, Hticks and tlirt. A large quantity of whiskoy was conti-i eated and Thomas was seut to jail. Music Study Club. The Music Study Club was entertained by Mrs. J. L. Mc Connidt on Wednesday ufior noon, November 16th. After mi Interesting business sessioni presided over by the president, Mr?. Brown, during which various committees were appointed or revised with thu hope of furthering tho progress of tin: club; Mrs I. C. Taylor was elected treasurer to till tho office loft vacant by the resign ation of Mrs. s A Bailey; und various questions important to the club wore decided, a Very enjoyable program was present" od, the subject for tho afternoon being " M aclo well " Mrs Will Rush opened the program with a vocal solo, which was well receive.I Hid encored. Miss Mary Ramsey reel a sketch of Mncdowell to alien, live listeners. Mrs Proctor Brown nave the following from Miiodowell'ri suite "Woodland Sketches:'' ?'Will o' the Wisp." " I n A utumii "Ry a Moudow Itrook." "A Deserted Farm " Following these Mrs. Brown plaved In request, "To a Water ('illy" and "To a Wild Rose'' by the same composer. Mrs. 1. 0 Taylor's two charm? ing vocal solos closed the pro? gram After enjo\ iug the delicious refreshments served by Mrs McCormick, the meeting ad? journed, Mihs Mary Ramsey will he hostess lo the club on Wednesday afternoon Decem? ber 28th, at three o'clock. Epworth League Social. The l'.pwoiih League of the M. K Uliurch, South, of which Mr. i' W Bwnnutl is president, gave a most enjoyable social tit the parsonage Friday evening with Rev. und Mrs. Re; nolds as host and hoslos?. Soon after the arrival of the members of the league and their guests thi' boys wore given slips of papers with the names of familiar songs printed on them with which they had to match with similar slips given life >41r In present in order lo lind lb ir partiii rs for the evening. After this the boys were given a strip of material and a needle and thread with which to make i lie John .Mien K lib mi ne succeeded in making 4lhu Heil? est i,e and his partner, Miss (II ga Morton, in tying it. Brownie I'olly guessed eorreetly the greulest number of the contents of twenty bundles which were lied and placed on a large ta? ble. At the close of the evening delicious eako and hot choco? late were served lo the guests present which numbered about li fly. Card of Thanks. We wish In express lo friends and neighbors our cordial ap? preciation of the kindness and sympathy shown us in ihoduuln .if our beloved wife, mother und sister. Kqieeially tire ?ve grateful for the handsome lloral triluiles. I Drum W. Little .1 ames Little Joseph Little Louise Little Ilonry Kirk Krank Kirk Fannie Kr,union Win. Kirk Executive Committee Meels A meeting of tho Executive Com mitten of the Clinch Valley Biiptist Association was held Friday nt the Baptist church in t Kite City at ? hieb Dr, Curmack was present and made an elo? quent appeal in behalf of the Kluclield School for Roys, a new church institution being estab? lished at Rluetiold in connection with the Homo Mission activi? ties of Clinch Valley Associa? tion. Rev. J. B. Crufl, W- L. Palmer und C. 11. Gibson were' present und wore recommended to the stute board for usual sup? plement.?Gate City Herald. (>. L. MaddoX, general sitpjr. intuudent mid manager of the Central Supply Company, of Andover, left Thursday on a business trip t o Muskegan, Mich., where he will visit tho Hrunssvick factory. On his way :back, ho will stop over at his 'old home, Gwansburg, Ky.? Cumberland Progressive.