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he Big Stone Gap
VOL. XXX
BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY II, 1922
No. 2
LONESOME PINE TRAIL
Is Making Progress in Way of
Construction
The Lonesome Piue Trail i
progressing in construction, ac?
cording to a report furnished by
the president of the trail, lion
Williamson, Ashland, Ky., to
M. V. Roger, Rogursvillo,Tcnn.,
vice-president Tennessee divis?
ion. The promotion of this high?
way reaching from Ironton,Ohio,
to Asheville, N. ('., ami Knox
ville, was undertaken at 1'ike
viije, Ky., ?atober I l ist. The
route follows the Mayo Trail
from Ashland, Ky., to Jenkins
and across the mountain at
Pound Clap, to Norton, WiscJ
Big Stone (lap, Pennington (lap,
Jdnesvillcj Rogersville, Red I
Bridge, Morristown, Newport
and Asheville, and from Rogers;
ville down the Lee Highway by
T?te Spring to Knoxville.
At Iroiitoh, Ohio, and Russell,
Rv., is being constructed the
modern traffic and Street car
steel bridge'across the Ohio riv?
er, costing $700,mit) which will
be completed by next May or
.tune. This is the only bridge
mi the Ohio for a distance of
'JOD miles each way and has
-purred immediate life in the
great cross mountain highway
recently started.
There is now advertised for
letting at Frankfort. Ky., on
December '21st the live miles be?
tween Ashland ami the new
bridge at Russell ami eight miles
in Boyd county, south of Ash?
land on the Lonesome Pine Trail
which, when completed, together
with other work under construc?
tion will reach Louis,i, Lawrence
county, Ky., a distance of forty
live miles. Also there is a vir?
tual agreement that during the
winter nil additional forty-two
miles will be let in Lawrence
and Johnson counties and a very
strong hope of t> miles additional
in Johnson county, taking the
road to Floyd county. It is ex?
pected that these projects will
he under way of const ruction
and completion in 1922 which
will make a distance of eighty
or ninety miles for the first
year's undertaking. Projects in
Floyd, Pike and Letchcr coun?
ties are under immediate consid?
eration also, which will make
construction from Ashland to
Jenkins and Pound Uap a real?
ity. When this distance is cov?
ered, the great cross mountain
highway will be thrown open for
traffic from the north, since the
highways south of Pound Gap
have practically been completed.
The road commissioners of Lee
county, Va., have made prepara?
tion for the grading of the three
miles near Blackwator and Han?
cock county has under construc?
tion now a bridge across Black
water creek and bonds voted for
their additional three miles to
the Hawkins county lino.
From Rogersville to Knoxville
the Lee Highway will be com?
pleted by next August and from
Red Bridge to Morristown will
be a stone road where the trail
laps over the Buffalo Trail to
Newport and to Asheville, N. ('.
Through Newport orCoeke coun?
ty the million dollar project from
Dandridge will he under con?
struction in the summer.? Rog?
ersville Herald.
Every time a new year rolls
in it begins to roll out again.
Mayor Horsley
Is Being Talked About by
Madam Humor.
Madam Uumor has been tell?
ing talcs on tho Honorable W. J,
Horsley, mayor of Big Stone
trap, and while he will not deny
or COUtirtU the report lie admits
tlial there are things on Ins mind
oilier Ihnn keening the town
quiet and orderly. It seems that
tho mayor, who, by the way, has
been a widower for several years,
has a miglity good memory and
his thoughts are now drifting
back to many years ago. lie re?
members very well of knowing a
little girl down in sunny Tennes?
see, with whom he was very
inueh in love, whose father was
not any too fond of him and to
keep him from bothering Ins
daughter sent her to a boarding
school where he was not even
permitted to look upon her smil?
ing face much less write to her.
She was kept in this school for
several years and in the mean?
time he came to Virginia and
about the time- she left school
the report reached him that she
had married another fellow, and
she also received the same report
that he hail married another girl,
which reports were purposely
manufactured, hut it turned the
trick all right. Each thinking
the other married in the course
of time found their respective
life partners and lived happy
live-, forgetting their little ro?
mance.
This was more than thirty
years ago ami neither heard of
the other until a short while ago
and the wife of the one and the
husband of the other being dciid
the old love wits <.i kindled
and a rapid correspondence fol?
lowed, and folks, we tell yoiu
the mayor is not talking about
anytlmig else just now.
Although the mayor will not
acknowledge "anything" lie
does admit that lie is going down
tu Nasliville next week to .
"old friends," but won't say
that he is coming back alone.
Tlld mayor's friends wish him
much happiness, and the town
will extend an open welcome to
the "new mayor" when she
comes.
Big Oil Well
Syndicate in Which W. D.
Fuller and Others Arc In?
terested Notified of 0,000
Barrel Producer.
A telegram to tho Fuller
Sent/. Oil Syndicate was re?
ceived here, announcing that|
an 8,000 barrel oil well had been
brought in on the holdings at
Puerto, Tabasco state, Mexico.
The well was struck at a depth
of about .r>uo feet, according to
the message.
This syndicate controls vast
acreage in Mexico, ami also in
Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
\V. 1). Fuller, of the Fuller
Brothers' Btore, is the general
manager here, and possibly fif?
ty other prominent Norton men
are interested in the concern.
News of the well was cabled by
a representative of the compa?
ny Tuesday. 0. F. Sent/., of
Clifton Forge, immediately left
for Fort Worth, to arrange for a
passport for another represen?
tative of the company to the
scene of Mexican holdings.?
Coalfield Progress.
A number of Big Stono Gap
men are also interested in the
Fullor-Sentz Syndicate.
A successful bootlogger never
wears boots. He doesn't be?
lieve in advertising, and they
don't hold enough.
THE INCOME TAX ACT
I How Exemptions and Dedtic
I tions Compare With Those
of Previous Law.
To what extent will tin; aver
ago taxpayer be benefit ted by
changes in revenue legislation?
What are his exemptions and
deductions under the revenue
act of 1021 compared with the
revenue act of 1918? Hundreds
of such quest ions are reaching
the Bureau of Internal Revenue.!
Probably the most important
change affecting the man of mod?
erate income is in the exemp?
tions. Under the 1021 act a
married man with a net income
of $0,000 and loss is entitled to
an exemption of $2,500, I nder
the revenue ticl of 10IS tills ex?
emption was limited to $2,000.
The revenue acl of 1021 olso pro?
vides for each person dependent
upon the taxpayer if such person
is under eighteen years of age
or incapable of sell support be?
cause mentally or physically de?
fective?an exemption of $-100.
Tin'exempt ion Ulldei the revenue
act of 1(118 was $200 lor each
such dependent. Thus, a mar?
ried man with two dependents
whose net ii.me for 102) was
$5,000 will pay this year a tax
of $08, c.pared with $101 on
the same income for 1020.
1921 liicmption*.
The exemption of $2,500 ap?
plies also to the head of a family
whose in-! income for 1021 was
$5,000 or less, ;lM increase of
$500 compared with (Iis 1018
act. A head of a family, as de?
fined by present treasury regu?
lations, is "a person who actual?
ly supports and maintains in one
household one or mole individ?
uals who are closely connected
with him by blood relationship,
relation-hip by marriage, or by
adoption, or whose right to ex?
ercise family control and provide
for these dependants is based
upon some moral or legal obliga?
tion."
The normal rate of tax, -I per
cent, oil the first $4,000 or net
income above Hie exemptions,
and S per cent, on the remaining
net income, remains unchanged.
This applies to citizens and resi?
dents of the United States.
Alien non-residents are taxed to
the full S per cent, on income
received from BOtirceS within tin;
United States. Non-resident
aliens are allowed only a single
personal exemption of $1,000.
To overcome the disparity in the
amount of normal tax in the
case of two taxpayers, one of
whom in just within the lower
$2,000 exemption, the other be?
ing just within the higher $2,500
exemption, the act provides that
the reduction of the personal ex?
emption from $2,500 to $2,ono
shall not operate to increase the
lax, which would be payable if
the exemption were $2,500, by
more than the net income in ex?
cess of $5,000. For example, a
married man or head of a family
has a net income for 1021 of
$5,010. Assuming that In- lias
no dependents', his lax, if he
were allowed only the $2,000ex?
emption, would be $120.40. Un?
der the benefits of the above
provision, however, his tax is
$110, 4 per cent, on the amount
of his taxable income of $2,500,
or $100, plus the amount by
which his net income exceeds
$5,000.
Surtax Rates.
Taxpayers in the preparation
of their rot urn* should he r.iroful
to note that the surtax rates fori
the calendar year I'.'l'I remain I
unchanged. Tlie surtax rates on
incomes for 1921 range from I
per cent, on the amount of net j
income between 10,0(10 and tO,
OOn to Of) per cent. <>u the
amount of net income in excess
of 11,000,(Mui. For the calendar I
year 1022 and each calendar
year thereafter, the surtax-!
ranges from 1 per cent, on the
amount of net income exceeds
1200,600.
Riturn< Required.
Returns are required of every
single person whose net income
for 1 '.??_' 1 was $1,000 or over, ev?
ery married person not living
with husband or wile whose net
income was fl;000, and every
married person living with hus?
band or wife whose net income
was |2,000 or over. Every per?
son whose op.i-s income for tie
year was (5,000 or over must
make a return regardless of the
amount of net income. 'I bis re?
quirement was in.t contained in'
the rev.-uiie art of mis. Every
married couple living together
must make a return, either sep?
arate of joint, as desired) it' their
aggregate net income was f'.',i)l)d
or over, or if thou aggregate
gross income wtis l?jOOO or
more.
({loss income includes practi?
cally every dollar the taxpayer
received during the year 1.921.1
Net income is oross income, less
the exemptions and deductions'
specifically provided for by the
act.
Period tor Filing Returns.
The period for tiling returns is
from January I to March l?.l
1922, when made oil tie- calen?
dar year basis. If the taxpayer
makes his return on t|u! liscal
year basis the returns must he
(lied on or before the fifteenth
day of the third month following
the close of the fiscal year. Non?
resident aliens must make re?
turn on or before the fifteenth
.lay of the sixth mouth following
the close of the liscal year, or. ii'
the return is made on a calendar
year basis, on or before June 15.
The commissioner A internal
revenue may ghiiil a reasonable
extension of time fur tiling re?
turns. Except in the casfci of
taxpayers who are abroad no
such extension shall be for a pe?
riod of more than six months.
The return must be tiled with
the collector id' internal revenue
for the district in which the tax?
payer lives or lias his principal
place of business. If the tax?
payer lias no legal residence the
I return must hi; tiled with the
collector of internal revenue .it
Baltimore.
May Pay in Installments.
This year, as la-it, tax may bo
paid in full at the time of tiling
the return, or in four quarterly
installments, due on or before
March 15, .lime 15, September
115 and December 15. If any in?
stallment is not paid when due,
the whole amount becomes duo
and payable upon notice and
demand by the collector. The
penalty for failure to tile i rd
turn or pay the tax within the
time prescribed is u line of not
more than $1,000. For "wilful
refusal" to make return or pay
the tax on time the penalty is
a fine of not more than $10,000,
or one year's imprisonment, or
both, together with the cost of
prosecution.
GOOD ATTENDANCE
Expected at Good Roads
Meeting in Richmond.
Richmond, Va., dan. t. ? It is
expected that thu annual con
vention of the Virginia Qood
Roads Association to ho hold In
Richmond Januar) is t,> 20,will
1..- weil attended. While the
program has not boon announc
<mI it is understood that a bou?
quet will he given to the mem?
bers of the legislature oh the
evening of .lanuary 11? und
speakers of state nod national
prominene.' will appear on the
program f.ir each of the three
day a of cohyentibni
'i'lie Virginia Good Roads Ah.
sdciatiou conducted the cam?
paign which resulted in amend?
ing the Virginia constitution
in 1920 to authorize the issuance
of state highway In.mis fertile
Constrtibtiou of aHthto highway
system.
The slat.- highway commis?
sion has reciumnended to the
governor und legislature that a
minimum of ten million dollars
he provided formate highway
construction during 1023, and a
larger amount for 1023. Tliuy
also advise that llo- present nr.
giini/ition of the Slat" High'
wii) Department is aduqutito tol
etiiuiontly handle such eon
Btrtiction funds.
It is understood that the
' io..d Roads Association will
urge the legislature; to provide
tin- funds recommemlod by the'
State Highway Commission,
either by direct taxation or ui
bond issue. The bond issue
method will probably be urged |
as it is claimed that the pruscnt !
income is Hlllllciout to pay the
interest and retire the bonds
without any increase in taxa?
tion. This will bo one of the
live ?pieatioits diseuss.-d al the
convention. It is expected that
the attendance from all over
the slate will he record-hreak
ing.
of the Hosiery Company Will
be Established at Norton.
Kll'ort is being pui forth un?
der the auspices of the Kiwanis
Club to raise funds Inwards pro?
curing for Norton a branch hu-d
heskpf tlioTauhcl Scoit,-Kit/.iiii|.
lor hosiery mill, now operating
al Rig Stone Clap, and indica?
tions al present are that a plant
u ill be located lie re. It is the
intention of the COinoiiliy to
establish branch plants both at
Pcnnihgtun Cap and Norton, in
adtlitioii to tiipso already at
Rogorsvillc and Gate Uity ami
make this one of the largest
hosiery mills in the south.
11 was stated Wednesday by a
prominent member of the Ki?
wanis fJlub that about $8,100 of
the necessary amount had al?
ready beeil pledged among the
people here towards seeming
this enterprising business.
The erection of a $25,000
building is proposed.
The location of a mill of this
kind in Norton would furnish
employment to many persons,
and would bo a valuable adjunct
to the town as a business center.
?Coalfield Progress.
National Bank Call.
Washington, .Ian. 4.?Tho
comptroller of the currency yes?
terday issued a call for the con?
dition of all national bunks at
the close of business on Satur?
day, December 31.
Branch
Committee
To Go on Visit to Washington
ami Philadelphia.
Judge II. A. \V. Skeoh, II. F..
Fox und i). B. Sayora of tho
special committee appointed at
tho last regular meeting of tin
town council tu investigate and
make-it, recommendation to the
council as to the most auildblo
Streets und roads tu construct
in the proposed Improvement
here this spring, left Monday
afternoon guests of a cement
and an asphalt company, for
Washington and Philadelphia
to inspect streets and roads
made of these materials. 'This
inspection will enable the. com?
mittee to butter decide lipon the
type of streets and roads to rec
ommctid On account of the
absence of tho committee the
council did not meet Monday
iligllt, but adjourned unlit Fri?
day night who it the committee
will be readv to make its rec?
ommendations.
It is not known just what
type of streets ami roads the
committee will reconiin.I, but
it is the opinion of many t bat
concrete will be the most de-dr.
able and should bo used, but
what i-? most needed is :? type
of construction that will not be
continually wearing out or is
continually in need 'if repair;
Hither tho concrete or asphalt,
if properly constructed, will be
durable and will last a life tiiiie.
We feel aura the town council
is in earnest und will put doivn
a type of roads mil streets that
will be durable and something
thai will bo a credit to tin- town.
Christmas Play
Oil Tliiirsaluy, uiec. '?i'sli'a v'eri >;.?.|
? Ir.ntinti/atii-ii of tttil - mini cliaittur of
l.i.l,.- was ?iv.-M liy tin- pupils of Ilia
liii;li school linder tlie supervi-lon of
Miss fiUy, Miss Dtniciin .1 Mr. <r..r.
I. it Mi- Liij und Mr Onrrott wrote
ill* play tntl selected tie- tell.,wine, hair.
king' ilerisl Ut-drge?Oedt?)
II. i..i , ' rcmrl l.lillieHu Knigbt, Ijf.n
?-IIa Sidyer, < ' irl Knight, Mux idle,
Marifafi't Itiiulin-r, Art her Kutw,
Soldiers liha-s, U.^'.-rs. botcher Blind,
Ituy Littruli, Cecil Morris,
Wise Men Carl Banks Pat Yonell,
John Allen Kllboiirii
Messeiiger Liitlior Mubuii
Virgin Mary Knth Smith
Dancers .leunotto OHmer. i;.,-,
As the curtain was raised the ludjles
,ii..i nobles of lloriid's Court Wer? ?l?g
ing "livening Sim ' Tliori is i bloSi
of (niuipet-t ami Herod enter-.. Two
girls dunce Iwfiira tho i.-oiirt and then
the pugu lumoiihcos a messenger. Tue
im Monger tells of Urn presence of
strangers who are causing great excite
liioiltamong all the p-opl-i According
to these inuii, shepherds from tins Kust,
then- has boon bbrti i king?one who
shall rulu tiver all people Ueroii is on
rngod ami L-oniinauils his guards to ilay
the messenger, .lust as tlio Weapons uro
raised the crowds in the str-.t are heard
during "Hark the Herald Angeld $ing"i
When tlio singing reuses, Herod send-,
tho inoSsenger, whose hi- was span.I,
I to bring in the disturbers, Tho threo
I wise inen uro brought to Herotl and ho
jipn -,tiotis them closely abbat tiielr m-w
[king. Before their -lory is hni-hed
Herod bbgitis to cory-eal his wnlth Ho
?.-nils tho wise nu n away and sends his
guards to follow theiu. l ie guards are
commanded lb slay the new born tabu
as an enemy of ilielr king.
At the beginning of the Second scone,
Mary is Mated liesldo tin- manger. Off
the stago throe voices -nig "We Thren
Kings of Orient ArO" and u< tb- song
ends the wi-.o men enter bringing ilmir
gifts. Before ibey ueixirt an ungol
warns them to go back by a now way
and to give Herod no Information con?
cerning their king With the angel
standing near the manger 'Silent Night'!
is sung off tho stago. After tin- guards
come ami ..re disuppointed they return
in baste to their king.
The play closes with a Scene in which
tho angel stand? bosiilo the empty man?
ger while the song "O I.tttlo Town of
Bethlehem1'U heard.?The School Bell
Some people talk much, think
little und do less.

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