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The Big Stone Gap Post._
VOL. XXX _ BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY. VA.._WEDNESDAy7mARCH U922 N?79 Pennington-Harlan Highway Association Organized Tin- mass meeting held at (lie 1 Central Theatre here Saturday afternoon was ipiito a puccess . au<l well attended by n large ;i crowd from all over the county. ; The theatre was crowded to its I capacity. Mr. Kllioti, ..I Knoxville, Tenn., was a very'forceful speak? er and was the first to set lire to the enthusiasm of all present } when ho told of Knoxvillo's am? bition to gel iilto Harlan via Jouosville, Peuiiington and 01o\ ' er Kork. II?- explained briefly I hat this road would place them in the center of the mining re? gion of Harlan when they reach? ed Kvcretls. Strong appeals wer.ade by Jutige (irr, of Jones vi lie, .lohn It, I.egg, W. lt. Penhihgl?n and W; K. Burroiiglis, lor the high? way t" go by way of St. Charles . und urged that the citizens ap? point several committees and the necessity for prompt action. Marion Kelly oilers ?lohnte one thousand dollars and T. C. Callow's oiler to donate five hundred dollar- were voted thej best speeches of (In- meeting, No time was lost in getting an organization in shape. Jasper Witt wa< elected president, ami Klbort Builey, of the Siin Pub lishing Company, was eleeted secretary. Five of Hie live wires ? if l.ee COUIlty Wore also elected to gel behind the inovemoul and line up forces to gel tin' proper location of the highway, and re? port at the next meeting. Ma? rion Kelly, T. C. Barlow, !?? M. Kobinette, of IVuniugt<m,W.W. ?lessee, of Dryden, Andrew l.eedy, of SI. Charles, an' the men that compose the commit? tee t'? look into this work. Those men are charged with o,.|iino I In* highway into Harlan, and already these men have taken action and are sending Mr. Wilt t" Harlan and Kvercits to take the matter up with like commits tees appointed in these towns. The matter is also being taken up with the most progressive as. socintiotl of Knoxville and |!ri< inl asking their approval. The Powell Valley News will endeavor to keep tiie public in? formed us to the results id' the several committees, ami the > management is now making ar? rangements to issue a special I.'Mister edition. The next meeting of the l.ee llarlan Highway Association is called for H o'clock next Satur? day the 25th, at the Central Theatre at fenmngtmi. Henry Moodronds Roberts, of Bristol, will he with tig. Remember that this is your road and it behooves yon all to tttend these meetings t? help put his plans in operation.? Powell Valley News. Left for California. Mr. and Mrs A. .1. Sewing and little daughter, Anne, who have been living in the (lap for the past four years, where Mr. Sewing was formerly pur. chasing agent for the Stonoga Coke & Cpal Company und tit? ter president of the Central Supply Company at Andover, loft last week for California where Mr. Sewing will go;into business. They will stop in .Missouri und Iowa where, they will visit relatives for a few days enroute to the 1'acilic Coast. For the past six months, -Mr. Sewiug was in business in Pineville; Ky., where ho wus manager for the Kentucky Sales Oorporatiou. Lee-Harlan Way Now Assured Road Over Mountain Would Open Way From Knoxville to Coal Fields. St. Charles, Vu., Fob. 21.? The.mass-meeting called at I'on uiugtoit <iap, Va.. today to or gani/.o forces and tu got after a definite plan for a highway from L.imty tn Kverelteaiid Har? lan Town, Ky., was well attend? ed. I'radically every promi? nent Inisines!' man and farmer of this county Was present. This was the most enthusiastic meet? ing ever held in Lee county. Tlii' meeting dually simmered down tn a llniincc cnmmittco, cnin|H)se<l of some of nur most prominent citizens: M. I). Kel? ly, presidehl or the bank of St. Charles; Jasper Witt, ox-citndi datu llniisu of Delegates ; W. W. I .lessee, a leading farmer; 1.. M. Itobiiiellc, commonwealth's at? torney; 'I'. C. Barlow, prominent business man of l'enningtnn <iap, and M. K. Kirk, prominent' hotel man <>t" St. (Jliarleu. This com tint tee was authori/.ed to raise the money and build the road. The pro|>osed routo being I'enninglon (bip-St. Charles anil over the mountain. After this move there will bo only a short strip uf mad from Joiiesville tu I'daek water, VtK, tu connect Knoxville tn the Marian (Joul Holds, making a distance of 110 miles. This -hurl strip of road will upen up a vast market in II ill.in county In l.ee county and make the outlet to Knox? ville much more easier. Birthday Party, Last Friday evening Mis* Mildred Wolfe delightfully oh terlalned a large number of her friends in honor of her thirteenth Im I Inlay at the home uf her pa? rents, Mr. and Mrs. 1). 0.Wolfe. The lower Hour wan tastefully decorated in red, white and blue and Ueorgu Washington IliifchetH. In the contest, pin? ing the hatchet handle on the hatchet, MiriH Je.annel to (iiliner won the prize, a box of band) and Qilmer Potter, the booby prize, a sucker. In the adver? tising content, .lohn Walton Hamiden won the prize, u book, and Frances Hauglicrly, a lem? on with a slick of candy. l)e Poioua brick ice cream, cake and candy was nerved to thoHe present who were: Missus Wil? ma Cri/.er.of Appaluohia, Mary Alice Ithodohhizer, of Htonega, Klizahetli Bierpout, of Norton, Uutli Banned, Mary Kay, Geor? gia Clay, Leo I a Hamiden, Nell Lilo, Rofemood Wren,'Jeanette ' Ii liner,.Adelaide \V ins ton, Kdi ill Wampler, Maui ine Gilly; (Tran? ces DuiiKbertj , Margaret Baker and Louise lloltou, and Messrs. ?ecil Rhoads, Marvin .Morris, Gibner Orender, John Walton Hamiden, John Hill Uoudloe, Floyd Showalter.Williarn Nick? eln, Lewis McCormick and Jim Taylor. Birth and Death of Infant. On last Friday, a In tie aim was born to Mr. und Mrs. Oar tield Sword, but it lived only until Saturday night when ii passed away. Funeral services were held ut the home Sunday afternoon by Rev. Jumcs M. Smith, after which burial took place in Qlencoe cemetery. EPISCOPAL CHURCH Lenten services Wednesday afternoon, March 1st, at 5:00 o'clock, Rev. Huntington of? ficiating. Everybody welcome. Trinkle Declares For Bond Governor Creates Quite a Stir in Banquet Speech at Nor? folk for Good Roads. Richmond, (fob. 24.? Tliore is no doubt it bout it?Governor Trink lu's N'orfolk speech, in which bo delared himself in fuvor of a bond issue for wrood toads, tins alt tongues in the Capitol wagging. Opinion dillors as to the re null of the Iloveriior's address, which he made at a banquet given members of the General Assembly by the city of Nor? folk. Governor Trinkle sitnul taneously has been praised and criticised for bis remarks, and the views expressed are so di? vergent as to render impossible any correct concensus of opin? ion. "Wry opportune," was the comment made by members of the Virginia Good Komis Asso? ciation and friends of the bond issue. "l>o you think the Governor's address gained any votes for the $42,??O,WtO bond issue bill now before tho General Assem? blyone Sonutor w as asked "Undoubtedly," was his re? ply. "The stand taken by Gov? ernor Trinkle Camel just at the right lime to turn Hie tide " (expressions far,less salutary have been made by members who oppose a bond issue at Ibis time, "It came like a bolt out of a clear sky," said one prominent member of the Honst-, who has voted twice for lite resolution binding the House not to sup? port a bond issue, and who was u leader in the highway dis? pute which wus settled this week. "If Governor Trinkle hud taken that stand prior to the primaries he wouldn't have got? ten enough votes in the Vulle\ to know be was in the running," was the comment of u House member of the farmers' group in the General Assembly. The Governor, upon his re? turn to Richmond, gave the fol? lowing reasons for now favor? ing a bond issue: First, on ac? count of favorable interest raw s now prevailing; second, because of the cheapness of labor, and third, because of the reorgani? zation of the highway depart? ment. Friends of Governor Trinkle deny that his expression of opinion in Norfolk was iu any way contrary to bis campaign pledges, ami they express the Opinion that with his support thrown behind the bill, ii can be passed at this session. Time is growing Short, however, anil the legislation must be rushed if it is to bo approved by the two houses iu Ho- remaining two weeks of the session. Epworth League Notes. At the regular weekly devo? tional meeting of the league last Sunday night the subject, "?tir Opportunity in Japan," was very efficiently brought before the young people in a well ren? dered progruni let! by Carl Knight. On next Suntluy night the program will be led by liulh Smith assisted by James Little. The subject to bo brought in the league for thought and study is "Better Witnessing " Bp worth Leaguers you ure summoned to leuguu on next Sunday night promptly at 7:30 to be a witness und give lesti HMD> by your presence to your loyaity to tho league Duriug this week each league is earnestly requested to be read 1st Corinthian, the 13th Chapter. White Way May Be Established Along the New Concrete Street. With the building ot tho new concrete streets anil mails in Big Stone Unp tilts/spring and sum iner, bonds for which purpose were sohl hist week, the advisa? bility of establishing an electri? cal-white way through the busi? ness part of the town is being discussed by citizens and mem? bers of the town council, and it seems to be the unanimous opin? ion of all that such an improve? ment should be made. IIS it will add greatly t-> the Convenience of the public and attractiveness of this splendid street, which will be equal if not superior to any in the slate. It is the opinion of many that along Wood Avenue this white way should be placed iu the en? ter of the street which will do away with the necessity of hav? ing a row of lights on each side and will make a very attractive street1. This will do away with the poles along this street ?lach will also add to its attractive lie-is. Wo believe the cili/ens of ilia town heartily favor ihi improveineht, as these streets and road- are to be made perma? nent and this improvement in lighting, which is general till ov? er the country in up-to-date towns, can not be added Very well after the street is built. It' the plans us are heing sug? gested are followed Wood Av? enue will be one of the most at? tractive streets in all this suc tiou. White Slave Case Argued Before Court of Ap? peals in Richmond. Richmond, Vu., Feb. 2;j.?The case of ,1. 0. Smith, former commonwealth's attorney of Dickenson county, convicted of violating the Mann white slave act and lined $.100 in the l?is irict Court nt Big Stone (lap, was argued und submitted) to ?lay in the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, B. Tale Ir? vine, of Big Stone Cap, and K. M. Fulton, of Wise, appear? ing fur appellant. C F. I Ion try, assistant district attorney of Charlotlesville, argued for the government. It was alleged that Smith transported Mrs. Nannie V Selfo from Freemoni, Vu., to Pikeville, Ky., in violation of [the Mann act. The defense to? day confined its argument prin? cipally to the plea thai the wo? man made the trip to Keiltlick) without any special inducement on the part of Smith. Smith was removed from the office of prosecuting ultorne) of Dickenson county after being convicted in the Federal court. Next Term of Wise Circuit Court. Uuder the bill recently passed by the Virginia Legislature establishing a new circuit for Wise county, the next term of uur circuit court will commence on the '-2nd .Monday in March next instead of the 1st Monday [in April, as heretofore Returned From Chicago. J.J. Kelly, J , superintendent of the Wise county ucbools.who has been studying at tho Uni? versity of Chicugo since the Christinas holidays, returned to his homo iu Mm Uup last week. Rev. Harry Garfield Mohl Will Return to New York. Rev Molil will preach his farewell sermon the lam Sun? day night in March. Brother Muhl ha? been pastor of the. Baptist church in Appalachia sine- May 1, 1917. tie has de 11 \ it-mI from bin pulpit about 500 sermons; all separate and a distinct thought, yet all lieu ring I on t ho great heart of love of the Master for the human ruce. To the knowledge of tho writer there was a repetition of only two sermons He is it minister who stands four square on his spiritual con? victions, and always has some thing of a plain ami practical value from a Biblical standpoint to deliver to bis bearers mak? ing it so plain 'hat even the wayfaring man need not err therein. No man has ever left the church after listening to one of Bnither Mold's sermons, unless you would hear the re ' mark, " He sure made something beautiful out of that thought," or he fell with Paul, "It was good to be there;" Friends and strangers alike who have beard hi in. say " I Le is one of the most able ministers in Southwest Virginia " To us who have I euii closely associated with him and know- his every day life, can truly say his idea in life is, "1 must be about my Father's business," and to know him is io love linn . NN lien be came tti our church wo were burdened with a debt of more than f.1.""". which has been paid under his supervision and dedicated fri.full inctiin beruuee February, 1020. So all the friends of Brother Mohl will regret to bid him good-bye. Rev. Mohl ami his sisters, Margaret and Jennie, united with the church immediately of tor coming to Appulacliia, und Margaret has been u very do. voted worker in Sunday school, B. Y. P. U. ami church. She has been a teacher in Sunday school and her class of junior girls will regret v.ry much to gi\ e her Up. and the school and church in general will miss her pleasant smile As Brother Muhl and his sis? ters leave Ibis church.home and their many friends, perhaps to never again look upon the little tow n of Appalachian or behold the lowering hills that sur? round it, (to which Ray. Mohl ha-, so often alluded), let us ask iiod in His Providential guid unco lo prepare theiu a place for their earthly home where peace and love will prevail and the blessings of the great Je? hovah to rest upon them. Signed. B. F. Robiuson, Attended Dance at Appalachia A large crowd from the Gup attended the delighitul dance al Appalachia last Tuesday nigh! which was given by the Ameri? can Legion The music for this dance was furnished by Wright's S.ixtt plione Orchestra, Of Columbus, i lllio, und was one of the best oichcslrus ever heard in this section. The hall wan appro? priately decorated with Hags ami red, white ami blue bunt? ing in keeping with tho holi day, George Washington's birthday. Aniong those present from the (Jap were Misses Blanche Ken? nedy, Mary Martha Davenport, Billy Fulton, Nitd Goodloei Doris Warner, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Winner, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lane, Mrs. Burk hart, Mr. ami Mrs K. D. Leslie. Messrs. Bob Comrrierford, .lohn Allen Kil bourno, Pick Cantrell, Roscoe NVol/,, Hubert Spohn, Dr. Buer. Seniors Entertain Sophomores In special coniplimunt to the sophomore class of Big Stone I lap High School, the senior class of 1022, entertained de? lightfully with it social on lunt Thursday night ul the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. GoodlOO. The nlfnir was one of the most enjoyable occasions of the season. Thy evening was spent playing numerous games and i just bet?re Home Sweet Home was played, delicious refresh? ments consisting of frort bits, cake, candy and fruit punch was Borved to the largo number present. .). Marl late. Convicts Are Contributing to the Fund For Destitute Children. F.von prison wulls many feet thiok; grated doors and win? dows and guarded cells can not exclude the appeal of the cries of the destitute children in the Near Kast, slowly stai ving be? cause of the lack of funds with which lo feed them. Nor can jailers und oilier hard work day after day dim the Marne of pity their appeal strikes in piercing the hardened heart of the ftdon, tho murderer and tin lawless. This is illustrated by u num? ber of contributions which have come front the penitentiary und prisons throughout the state, the latest being one received from Krank Dunston, a negro convict, who sent twenty-flvo Cent? through George VY. Grub tree, prison evangelist, at Cal? led, to aid in feeding these thousands of helpless young ones. This represents two and a half days of hard work on the Virginia roads. Dunstoit is sol? ving a ten years sentence. Virginia is raising $1)00,000, equivalent to the support of "?, iiimi of the 100,000 orphans in the Near KnBl Uelief orphan ages and asylums of refuge. This is the stale's quota iu the national campaign. Thousands of children -ire reported in ter? rible circumstances because of the inability of the Near K ist Keliof lo accommodate more children Thousands are said to bo slowly starving because there is no way or money with which to feed them. Near IQuSt officials are urging early sub? scription of the ipiola of llio stale, so that it may be put to use before lite Winter is over and alleviate some of Ilm grout SU If er big in llns devastated land. Ada Jones Delights a Large Last Wednesday night. Ailu Jones, who for lite past twenty years has amused people with her voice through through the phonograph, successfully enter? tained a large audience at the public school of this place,with numerous selections of hers? Irish character songs, negro dialect numbers, rural skits, lite. It is wonderful how she amuses people with her voice alone, by making them see the characters that she sings. She was assisted in her program tty Misses Beth liuuiiltou and Ma? bel II Loomis, the violinist aud vocalist, who won the hearts of many with their selections, and Mr. Armstrong, the mystery man, who mis very entertain? ing._ Mrs. Laura Bickley Celebrates 85th Birthday. Mrs. Laura Hickley celebrated hurSolh birthday last Thursday, February 23rd ai her home in the Hap. A delicious dinner was served lo the guests present who were .Mr. and Mrs. U. L. Brown, Mr. and .Mrs. B. II. Brown, Mrs. C. I). Brown aud three children, Junior, Virgin? ia and Jean Brown, of Middlos boro, Editor and Mrs. G. N. Knight and daughters, Misses Juliet, (lilbrrtaand Jenilee and son, Carl Knight, and Misses llattio and 1'arileu Bickley, of this place. Floods Do Damage to Dick? enson County. Freoling, Va., Fob. 22 ?The rucont freshet tins done Hornu damage in this immediate sec? tion. The water iu Pound river was the highest iu four years. Tho swing-bridge spanning tho river near hare was carried away by the tide. The public roads along the streams have been considerably damaged. Fences from tho bottoms have beon washed away. Audience.