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VOL. XXX BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 8. 1922 No. 10 BRISTOL TO H On February 20th the citizens of Duilield perfected an organi? zation under the name of the Taylor District A.I Club! They propose aggressive action rela? tive to establishing a highway to Wise county and Lynch, Ivy., via Big Stone Gap au.I Appn lachia. This highway will prove to bo of great importance to Scott county tanner.-, as u means of getting their produce into the immense markets alforded by these great mining towns 'Squire W. I'. I'etorsoh wan elected president >>f the club and L. B. Blcdsoc, secretary. The enthusiasm prompted every oiti /.en present to join the club, nnd Mr. Wagner was appointed the liead of :i committee to canvass the district for BOO members. Ueorge Rhoten was chosen the chairman of a committee to se? cure the co-operation of Appala chia in a concerted ellorl on the highway proposition. Tu.- Co? operation of Bristol and Knox Vllle is also sought. This road will also become an important feeder to the main highway from I roll toil to Knowille. A discussion arose as to just why this road has never been properly promoted and the de? termination was expressed to get at the underlying lads and to let them be known. The trade opportunities und the scenic at? tractions alone the route are of keeii importance to this section and ineidently to Bristol and Knoxville. The n.-w Ad Club plans to co-operate fully with Bristol and Big Stone <ia|> Ad clubs in advertising to industrial capitalist s the great iron deposits in this section which are worthy of their serious consideration. Eppworth League Social al Appalachia. The monthly social of the tip worth League, which was held at the home of Mrs. M. I >. Collier, with Miss Nndyno Collier in charge, was one of the most de? lightful events of the season. There were about forty-live mem? bers und guests present, all of whom took a lively interest in all the proceedings. At their arrival the guests were tagged with a card bearing a name, und every one had to guess t h e name. "I buty" Moore, one of the li.ms of Appa? lachia society, won the prize, a handsomely packed and wrapped cold biscuit. His card Lore the name "Flap en red Hound.'' Many secrets were extorted from the unsuspecting partici? pants of a game called '?Truth." The players were divided oil' in? to parties of live and the "it" hud to answ er all questions put before him or her concerning their innermost secrets. An "eating contest," in which three couples look part, was won by Miss Wilhelm and Carter Mc Kiniiey. Each couple's spoons were tied with a six inch cord, and they had their ditliculties and their fun. The lucky win? ning team received a bug of pea? nuts. In the "swatting" con? test Sherwood scored II- over Reese Stradley. A banana was the prize. In between these nnd other games the well known Appala? chia orchestra; Miss I'lupps nnd Boy Daub, violins, Maurice Thomas, SUXO, "Dinty" Moore, mandolin, Vaughau, cornet and I'aul Qundry, drums, accompa? nied by Mrs. Vuiighnh on the pi? ano, entertained the audience. Vocal solos were rendered by the Misses Lietta Daub, l'liipp? und Collier, and Miss Bonnie Lyons gave a rending. Fully oighty-live Eskimo pies were served as refections, nml present consented that they hud ? grand old time.?Cumberland Progressive. Wise County Christian En? deavor Union. A meetingof the Wise Coun? ty ( hriHtiiiu Endeavor Union vviie hold at the residence of W 8. Miller, ui Big Sjone Gup, on lust Monday at 7:30 p. in. The meeting was called tu or der by tin- president, Major B. M. Yotiell, of Norton, and was opened with Renteheu pray? er, I>.? l;ii)111nK with the president dud ending with Miris Kate <! uthrie, Those present wore: Major K. M. Vouell, Norton, MiBHes Virgiuin Maker and Kate Outli? ne, Big Stone t iap; W. S Mill? er. Charles Rogers and .1. P. Wolfe, all of Big Stone Gap, Kotiert Marrs, Engend Bur chetto and Thomas lluekney.of I mhodcn. The minutes of (he laut meet? ing were read and adopted. A motion by \V. S. Miller that thiri union purchase a banner of ofliciency to tie presented at each union meeting to the so eioty making the best report, bused upon the following marks of etlicienc) : I. Total enrollment. 'J. I'er rent, of increase of enrollment sisce last union meeting. ::. Averngo per cent, of at tendance of members, at regu? lar Christian Endeavor meet iugs during past quarter, I. Total attendance tohiglil at union meeting. Attendancei III hist union meeting. .1. I'er qent. of members who keep the clause of the Christian Endeavor pledge on church nt teudancdj (i. Report of activities ac? complished during past quarter. A report, outlining the above points in t'.ie order untried, will lie submitted by each society at the quarterly union meetings. The banner will be awarded b\ judge's decisions, the proaiding otlicer of the meeting will cast the deciding vote Motion sec? onded by Miss Kate Guthrie, carried. .Motion by .1. I'. Wolfe that the next union meeting be held in the Christian church at Ap paluchiu the lirst Friday night in April at 7:00 p. in. central time, providing such an ar? rangement li.18 with the ap? proval of that society. And in case such is not. agreeable the meeting will bo held in the Presbyterian church at Norton, Virginia, same time. Seconded ii\ Miss Virginia Baker, car? ried Motion by .1. P. Wolfe that Miss Virginia Baker, of Big StOlie Gap, he elected secretary of the union. Seconded by Charles Rogers, carried. It was ordered by the presi? dent that the meeting of the congress be held tlm second Monday after the next union meeting at the Presbyterian Manse, Big Stone (lap at 7:30, eastern time. ? Independent, Freshman Social. The home of .Mr. and Mrs. [, T. Gilly was a scone of en'j joyment on last Friday livening when the freshman class of the high school gave a delightful social. During the evening numerous games were played. In the advertising contest Ruth Pnunell won the girlti' prize and Marvin Morris won the boys' prize'. About, twenty members of the class were pres? ent and outside of the class were: Miss Mary Ray, O?rl Knight, George (ioodloe, Cecil and Marvin Slorris, .lames Lit? tle, Marcus Kambien and Kav Liltrell. Card of Thanks. The family wishes to express their thanks und appreciation to their friends for their kind? ness und sympathy during the illness and death of their dear ?laughter, sister and wife. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Mullins und Family und W. S. Schnitz. Concrete Pavement in Roanoke, Virginia This will give our readers some idea how the new con? crete roads through Big Stone ( ?sip will look when completed. Town Council Refuse to Reconsider Location of Road to Southern Depot. At tho regular monthly meet? ing of (ho town council on Mon? day night i h a quest ion of location of tlm new con? crete rond leading lo the South? ern depot was taken up and dis? cussed hy the council and a num? ber of citizens present, the ma? jority of \\ I. favored building this improved rond by the hos? iery mill instead of up the old dummy line tis had I.Ii decided by the council at a previous meeting. The report of U. K. Fox, the engineer employed lo make a survey >f the two routes, was presented at this meeting. Ac? cording to his figures the cost of building the road by way of the hosier}' mill would be about $8,000 more than by the dummy line, which i-; I lib feet shorter and a better grade. According to tin- ligures submitted it will cost f ?_'??,.ri.r> I to go the dummy line; to follow the other road it would cost $28,?i?. The cost of building the entire road eight? een feel wide with the street from >)e rot tie street to the print? ing olliee from curb to curb with repairs to both the Fust Fifth street and the bridge at the L. Hi N. depot is figured hy the engineer at * 12?j!M8.50, Tills is figuring concrete construction at $2.SO per square yard, but it is thought that a much better price than this can be secured. In support of the road by the hosiery mill R. T. Irvine ap? peared before the council with a petition signed by about 250 cit? izens from diirerenl sections of the town and made a strong plea Ifor that route, saying that he be? lieved it was the desire of the voters and taxpayers that it go that way even if it cost more und pointed out a number of ad? vantages of that route over the other one. He slated that it ivas very likely that the Southern Railway Company would build the shops and yards here as orig? inally planned and that when this was done the depot Would be moved from its present loca? tion fo a point near the hosiery mill and in that case tin- dummy line road would be useless except for through trafltc and could not be used to and from the depot, and that the town would have two roads to maintain instead of one if the dummy road was chos? en, i i i H. Cut run and K. B. Als over and others spoke in favor of the hosiery mill road and at the suggestion of Mr. Irvine a [resolution was drawn up to sub nut I ho matter for decision ti> a vote of the p>ople. but when a vote was taken on the resolution it was rejected, four voting against it rind three for it, which closed the matter, as we under? stand, and the dummy line will he followed for the new road as previously decide*) by the coun? cil. Considerable fooling was man? ifested before tin- matter Was disposed cd' and the council was severely criticized by sonic of the speakers, and although we be lieve they were perfectly honest in their decision and bad the in? terests of the town at heart, yet they made a mistake by not be? ing w illing to submit it to a vote of the people'. The I'dsl favored the hosiery mill road, believing that on.' road was enough to meet the de? mands of the town and all it w ill be able to maintain, but now that it has been decided the oth? er way, let us all bad. tin.illi? cit up in their judgment and help build 01.f the best con? crete roads in Southwest Vir? ginia. Committee Appointed For the Holsten Orphanage Campaign. Knoxville, Tonn., March ?_' - P. A. (.'arter, chairman of the executive coinili i 11 ee of the Hob stou Orphanage campaign for (100,000 announces today the appointment of district commit tees for tin. 1" districts com? prising the Holsten Conference. These district committees will have charge of the campaign in their respective districts. Great interest, nil over the conference is being shown in this move? ment to extend the work of the orphanage ho that it will be un? necessary in Hit. future to turn uway little applicants, Kitty; have been turned away in re? cent months. The following are the com? mittees: Hev. J. \V. Knder.Oeo. II. Jac?way und Mrs Kred Thomas for the Chattanooga District; Rev. J. E Wolfe,W T. Roberts and Mrs. J. \V. Taylor for the Cleveland District; Rev. ,J. W. Terry, W. L, Tr.nl and Mrs. H.A. Bvuns for the Knox ville District; Rev. K. H. Cus sidy, K. H. Taylor und Mrs. M. Roberts for Morristown Dis I rid; Rev. T. C. Sbuler, S .1 Latture and Mrs. .1. 1'. Hard in lor tbtl Abiogdon District; Rev, fi. A. Shugart, H. (J. (Himer and Mrs. 1 C. Taylor f..r i'.ig Scone (hip District; Rev. D. l\ Hurlev, Geo, A. Lambert and Mrs. B H. Henderson for the Wytheville District; Rev. ,1. B. Ward, Professor Burnett und Mrs. ,1. Howard for the Rud ford District; Rev. 11. R. Kelso, E. R. Boyd and Mrs. A. P. Mc Henry for Tuzewoll District; Rev. M ['. Carico, B. A. Dunn und Mrs. W. K DeBric.k for the Bluotield District. Ninth District Democrats to Hold Conven? tion in Bristol March 21. Bristol, Va.. March 6_The Ninth Virginia District conven? tion will ho held March -l, in the Bristol, Vn., courthouse. the convention was decided upon I Saturday afternoon at a meeting of the district committee in Pu laski, Va.. at the Maple Shade inn there. A number of local men attended the conference which was callod by George 0. l'eerv, of Tazowell, district chair? man. The basis of representation at the convention was determined as one delegate from every 60 votes cast for ?ox in the last presidential election. The con? vention will meet here at 1.0:80 o'clock on the morning of Tues? day. March 21. The committee members who attended the conference were Chairman l'eerv, O. S. Carter and A K. Morison, of this city, and A. E. Shumate, of Uussell county. Senator B. O. Crockett, of Ta/.ewell, was unable to at? tend the meeting because of Iiis duties in the legislature- at Bich- | itiohd. Others who attended the meet? ing were: Judge Boiling A. Handy and Walter II. Bobertson, of this city; W. L. Davidson and Charles Bondurant. of Lee coun? ty; Henry Hi liner and W. I). Curico, of Wise county; and I). M. Corny, of Abingdon. The local men who attended the meeting came here Saturday night on train No. Hi. They appeared In he greatly pleased with the outlook as reported by the dillorcnt commit teoiheh. There were about -_'U present, in? cluding several political leaders in I'uluski county. Shortly after Governor K. I.ee Trillkle made his r ice and carried the Ninth district, it was an? nounced that the Democrats in the "Fighting Ninth'' would get their candidate in the field early -.1 that an organization could be built around him. So far those mentioned for making the race ihave been Chairman I'eery, B. T?te Irvine, of Big Stone Cap, Mayor W. H. Bouse, of Bristol, Va., George M. Warren,of Bris tol, Va., and former Governor Henry C. Stuart. Politics will be kept boiling in the district from now on until the congressional election itexl fall. The Democrats are bent on going into the light with ev? ery ounce of strength at their command and in many quarters it i- predicted that the campaign this year will be the most nota? ble ever conducted by the forces opposing Congressman C. Baacom si.nip. Plans for reorganizing every county have already been set in motion and leaders in all parts of the district will be urg? ed to make the maximum this year. Medical Society Meets. The Wise County Medical So? ciety held a very interesting Bession Wednesday afternoon ui Hotel Norton. Dr. J. A. Mc Guire presided at the meeting, with l)r. Bowyer us secretary. By-laws for the government of the society wero adopted, und other routine business transacted. The physicians were served with a luvisti und appetizing 1 luncheon.?Coalfield Progress. To Start Karl). ITrinkle Wants Bond Issue Governor Delivers Address to Joint Session of General Kichmorid, Va., March 15.? Addressing a joint session of the General Assembly today, Gover? nor Trinkle urged the legislator.-; to pass the Senate bill providing for a $18,000,000 bond issue for highway construction in Virgin ia. The bill, lie declared, would provide employment for many who would otherwise be idle and would make possible the completion of n progressive road building program. Further, it would take advantage of the present low rate of interest and would be no drag on the taxpay? er--, as not one penny additional property tux will be necessary. With gasoline tax yielding $800, 000 annually, a sinking fund could easily be cared for togeth? er with interest charges on such a bond issue. He assumed that no trouble will be encountered in bringing about tin- enactment of such a tux law. He expressed himself us particularly well pleased with the plans for the 1 reorganization of the State High? way Department and expected the bill with that end in view soon to be enacted into law. In onler to correct what he termed "some rather inconsider? ate ami iuacurate statements" made relative to his position on the road issue during the pre? election campaign, Iim said : "In the campaign 1, at no time ex? pressed any view as to a road bond issue, further than that un? der the then existing conditions I did net feel that I would be justified in recommending to the General Assembly u bond issue. 1 tlitl not express my views us to tin- wisdom or unwisdom of a road bond issue under normal conditions, nnd, although often Importuned to (to so, I positively refused to state that 1 would veto sucli an issue, if passed by the Qeiioral Assembly. I re? served to myself the privilege of passing mi the bond issue Under the conditions as they might ex? ist at the time it became neces? sary for me to act." The governor pointed out that the bill proposing the bond issue is not mandatory, but is permis? sive, leaving it in the direction of the Governor, Attorney-Gen? eral ami State Treasurer to issue the bonds, if in their judgment conditions makeil expedient that such bonds should be issued. Governor Trinkle spoke for twenty-live minutes and was en? thusiastically applauded when he closed. Mines Open Up Elkliorn Coal Corporation Re? sumes Work. Whitesbtirg, Ky., March It.? The Kikliorn Coal Corporation, having mines at Fleming, Hay wood and Hempbill in the Klk horn field of this county, havo resumed work. The company's mines at Wheolright on Heaver Creek, in the Big Sandy territory, are re suming to full time. This tiows comes with great rejoicing among the hundreds of people in this section who have be-on out of employment I for some time. Assembly.