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The Big Stone Gap Post.
VOL. xxx ' _^??^.?B'gjTQNE gap. WISE COUNTY^ VA-LWEDNEsT^yTmaRCH 15,1922 N^TTT LEE COUNTY OPPOSES ROAD^ j Mayor H?rsley Says Five Mile Stretch in Lee Makes Work - of Wise County Useless. The much talked about road between Appahichifi, Big Stone Gup and Bristol, via tin1 Natural Tunnel, will never be realized until the Supervisors of l.ee county locate and establish the five mile streich of road between Or. Ion and the Scott county line, thinks Mayor \V. .). Uorsley. " The main trouble in getting this road completed,'" he said, "is the live miles in Lee county between Oreton and the Scott county line. "If the Lee county supervisors will locate and establish this part of the road, outside help can be secured to build it. It cahnot l>e built until it is located by the Lee county hoard of su? pervisors." He says Lee county: derives a big revenue from taxes of the Southern Railway which runs along the route of the proposed road. The money, however, is used on roads in other parts of I he county. "All the banquets, clubs and speeches will avail nothing until : this road is surveyed and located by officials of Lee county. They have promised to do thi^ but bo far have failed." lie thinks that the growing sentiment in Southwest Virginia] for an outlet by way of Bristol will soon bring some action from the Lee county supervisors. Road Work Started Convict Labor to Build Sec? tion From Dooley to Appalachia. The Statu Highway Depart? ment is beginning the recon? struction of the pike road from West Norton to Appalarhia on uu improved grade. The work will be done with convict labor, and camps have already been started. The numerous sharp curves on the road will bestraighteued and the road widened to six? teen feet. That section between Norton and the forks west of Went Norton is to be concreted. Sur? veys and estimates are being made and it is expocted that the contract will be let in time for the work to be begun with? in IK) days. Thin is a very bad stretch of road and as it is sub? jected to very heavy traffic, concrete ha8 been decided upon as a h n r f 11 c e.?Crawford's Weekly. Dead Man May be J. J. Davis of Norton Littleton, S. 0., March 0.?A Coroner's jury found here lodU) thai a man believed to be J. .1. Davis, presumably of .Norton, Va., found dead near here yes? terday came, to bis death at the hands of unknown persons. The man hud been dead leu days or two weeks when found yesterday and hud evidently been murdered. His body bore gushes and bis pockets were turned out. A duplicate slip wuh in his pocket from the Na? tional Bank of Norton Va., and he bad also in his pocket u re? ceipt, for reut paid at Spartan burg, S. 0., evidently to J. F. Burgess. lie was ubout 60 to 55 years of age It is possible that be was killed and the body thrown into the river to be washed up here. Educational *J) Bill Passes All Children Between Ages of Eight and Fourteen Must Attend School Throughout Session. tiicliiiioutl, Va., Mnrch ?Hy a vii|<. 6f ?_'?"> ii> II, the Senate lute today ^passed (hecumpulsp ry educational hill, known as the committee substitute.fdr House (till No. 8. Having been amend oil in important particulars, the niea>ure must now go back to the house for. final action. Sen? ators from Ilic so-called black belt sections were practically a unit against it. Senators llyrd and Paul of the valley section voted I'm- it, hut Senator Loedy tied up with the opposition. The entire delegation from the south? west Voted for it. The hill provides thai all child? ren between the ages r?f eight and fourteen must attend school throughout the session. An amendment cut the penalav lo be imposed mi parents down to a line not to exceed $25. Sev? eral amendments designed to give county Supervisors and mu? nicipal authorities the right to determine when school sessions shall begin and end were lost. Another according local option to count v or city was also \'oted down. Criminal officers were elimin? ated from enforcement of the law ami private, schools were re? moved from control and suspen? sion of public school boards. A provision making children fail? ing to at tend school subject to reformatories was also cut out. Oliver, "i Fairfax, and Epes', of NottoWttV, led in the light for elimination of objectionable fea? tures. RED CROSS TAKES THREE CHILDREN As Mother Enters Jail to Serve 30 Day Sentence. Li/a Kogarty, :if>, of near the L. iV N., was declared Unfit to care for her children by the lo? cal court und given 30 days in jail. The three children, all boys, age 0, 7 anil 9, were turned ov? er to Miss Jane Morgan, of the local Ued Cross service, and sent to mi orphanage in Una noko where they will be kopl until suitable homes are provid? ed for them. Prof. Giaham Buys Brewster Avenue House. Prof. Palmer H. Uraham, of the faculty of New York Uni? versity has purchased through the Hullerau Agency from Theo? dore M. Lay, Inc., the colonial dwelling recently erected by Mr. Lay situated on Hrowater avenue, Flushing. The bouse contains six rooms with tiled bath, hard-wood floors, open fireplace, all modern im? provements with sun porch. There is also a one car garage. The plot is 60x160 feet. Mr. Graham, after inspecting the many suburban towns ad? jacent to Now York decided on Flushing. Mr. Graham was a former resident 'of Georgia, where be taught in Agnes Scott College at Decatur.?Flushing (N. Y.) Evening Journal, Mrs. Graham will be romem bared as Miss Kathleen Knight, daughter of the editor of the Knights of Grip Elect Officers A Dozen Strangers Enter Mys? teries of Order-Hold An? nual Banquet. Norton, Vsi.(Special) ?Saturday afternoon, March I, from *_' :!)0 p. in. In 10:30 p. in., there were big things doing in the Virginia Council 242, United Commercial Travelers. Twelve strangers, claiming lo be Commercial Travelers, pre? sented themselves for initiation. They were accorded a hearty welcome at the door by qur worthy sentinel, Sam Sullivan, who after a short parley, turned them over to Conductor A. F. Sliodgrass. They were then in? ducted into the mysteries of the order, and everybody seemed to be well pleased with the cere? monies?especially Krskine Wus suiu. There seemed at one time to he sum,, clouds gathering Oil the Horizon, hut through the timely interposition of Richard Lampkiu, visiting councillor from Roanoke, Va., Mr. Wiisstim was fully exhonorated. The closing ceremonies were made exceedingly impressive by Captain II. IS. Hyatt, who pie sided a- Senior Councillor pro tern. The names of I he twelve strangers above referred In, fol? low, viz : F.' I). Kitt-. Ralph Seaver, C. C. Kugato, .lohn Davis, Eddie Carter, M.Cecil, \V, I.. Arthur, II. A. Swaiili, Emrii Rolling, lt. D. A hier son, (.). C. Gibson and Krskine Was suin. The annual election of officers followed the initiation of the candidates, and resulted as fol? lows : George Make, Senior Councillor, A. F. Snodgrassj Ju? nior Councillor, <>. Oi Gibson, Secretary anil Treasurer, Sam Sullivan, Conductor, 0. T. Rras well, Rage, Sailford Johnson, Sentinel, 11.W. Mca.le and R. D. Oro?vor, Executive Committee, H. K. Hyatt, Chaplain. The Woman's Auxiliary of tin American Legion served a ban? quet at Hotel Norton at S p. in., at which about eighty-live Com? mercial Travelers, their wives and sweethearts spent a delight? ful hour. The program was ar? ranged by Mr. MeKelvoy, who served as toast master. Every? body enjoyed Mack'.S quaint hu? mor and original jokes. Alter the banquet the tables Were removed and several coll? ides trippled the light fantastic. Those attending expressed themselves as highly pleased with the whole program. it is the purpose of the Vir? ginia Council lo give a banquet hereafter annually. That iiicotnparaable novel ol boy life, "Huckleberry Kinn," has been put into what is de? clared to be truly great photo? play. It will be shown at the AinU7.il Theater Suturduy, March lath next. The motion picture producers say that no stories lend themselves so ad? mirably to production on the screen uud do the humorous works of the inimitable Murk Twain. "Huck and Tom" and "Tom Sawyer" were curlier photoplay successes. Now the same director, William D. Tay? lor, has taken the beloved vag abond, Huck Finn, and made him the hero of u film that is said to be more enjoyable than its predecessors. Lewis Sargent, a boy actor, red-haired and freckled faced aud an experienced pantomi inist, appears as Huck Finn. Gordon Griffith is Tom Sawyer and the rest of the cast main? tains the sums high standard. Julia Crawford Ivors, one of the cleverest of scenairists,' adapted "Huckleberry Finn'" to the screen and throughout has maintained the true .Mark Twain flavor. It ia a Paramount pro? duction.?adv. Theatrical By Virginians Pikeville, Ky., is the Scene of Latest Operations. Whitesburg, Ky., March V.? Virginia people including S. L. Uohinson and \V. >S. Klliott, ot thi> state, have jnsl organized the College Coal Mining Compa? ny ut 1'ikovdle, in Pike county, with :i capital of $100,000 after announcing:! Hrst-chiBS develop mcnl fur the Little Creek section of Pike coilllty. It is given nut that two thousand acres <>r mere will he developed, the initial work to start at onoo. II is idanj tied to start the initial shipments by May 1. 'Phis is line of the most impor? tant of corporations in which Virginiaiia are interested in re cehl mouths. The Black wood Coal & Coke Company, operating on the Vir? ginia side around Black wood, have punctured the Big Black Mountains, having reached the Kentucky side on Cumberland river. Mining has eome through the mountain ut several diiloreut points. This is one of tin- vet? eran companies operating inj Southwestern Virginia. j The I larlan I !oal < lotnpuny, one of the largest Louisville dealers handling Eastern Kentucky, have announced that they will open otli.es in this city with Ai I!. Ewen :ix manager. Other agen? cies will he established in this city a.; VYhitcshurg is the central point for the Klkhoru and Haz? ard Heids. Tho Klkhorn Collieries Com? pany at Thornton Creek near Sergenl it! (his county have jusl completed it modern new tipple ami have installed conveyors. Now mines have also beeil open? ed by this company and it is ex? pected that, they will be able to double up on production within a sew more days'. Wins in Damage Suit lt. L. Bowles, a resident of Big Stone Gap for many years, but who itt now roaidiug at 10 li^abethtbn, Ten n., was award ed (5,700 in a damage suit lust week in the Carter county cir? cuit court at ?lissubethton ugainst the Southern Uuilwuy, as a result of serioiis injuries Mr. Howies sustained when his automobile was hit on u raiiroud crossing at Bluff" City, on Jan? uary 12th, 1920. Mr. Bowles was confined in the hospital for several weeks and for awhile it was thought bis injuries would prove fatal. He says, however, he never fully recov? ered and hiiITith yet from the injuries. The jury'a verdict was sus? tained by the. court, tint it is nndertitond thai the Southern will probably make au appeal to a higher court. Mr. Bowles wuh a visitor here a few days this week having come up to close u real estate deal. lie was formerly in the garage business in Tennessee, but has sohl out und is now dealing in real estute only, lie owns quite a bit of desirable real estute und business build? ings in Kli/.uboth ton from which be derived a handsome revenue. CHRIST CHURCH Lenten eorvicea every Wed? nesday at 6:30 p. in conducted by the Bev. Paul Huntington, of Norton, Va. All welcome. Disturbs Worship; Gets 30 Days. Babe Wilder, ID, was fined "pit; anil given 30 days iu the county jail for disturbing services at the Primitive Buptist church near the iron furnace lna'. Sun day. A LARGER AND BETTER PAPER FOR WISE COUNTY After Twenty-Seven Years of Continuous Publication The Post Will Be Greatly Improved Nothing To Be Left Undone To Make The New Post Attractive and Useful The Big Stone (Jan I'ost holds | the unique distinction Of beingI tho oldest paper In the county. I When most of our young busi-1 ness men were children Mr. (! N. Knight issued Iiis tirsl copy of the Big Stone<lap l'oni. That was twenty-seven years ago. Except for eleven mouths in 1110?, when the paper was lease.t lo Dr. Lurry, .Mr. Knight lues run it continuously ami has bevor missed an issue. To Enlarge Post. With such a record behind him the public will welcome the announcement that the Poet is] going to lie enlarged, and every effort made to bring it up to the standard the supporters of the paper deserve. Eor tWeiiiy-soveii years it bus been issued us u four-page pa per About May 1st it will tie enlarged to eight pages, and a county-wide campaign made for II?W subscriptions and ad? vertisements Mr. Knight ban secured George Uoebuck to look afler this end of t he paper and ' he will devote bis entire time to' this department; New features never n-cil by papers in the county will be introduced,;and nothing will be left undone to make th" enlarged Post attrac? tive and useful lo the county. Standard of County. luiring the past twenty-live years Mr. Knight has built up the best equippe I printing establishment in this pirt of tho j state. He has been fortunate in securing expert printers and' layout nu n like l.indsey Hor? ton, assistant editor of the l'ost1 and foreman of the mechanicalI department, lb- has grown up i i the business light in the of? fice of the Post. .1. W.Bish, a Big Stone Gap] hoy, will operate tho now Lino-' type machine) which is u Modelj 14, mid is a type foundry in it self. The Linotype was bought for two reasons; first, to make it possible to issue an eight page paper, and, second, to take care of the .job work, especially pampletH, circulars and numer? ous other work not solicited by the company heretofore. Herrn n Potts, another Big Stone Gap boy, is the pressman and is responsible for the high grade press woik of this office. He will continue in this posi? tion on the enlarged paper. An? other man in our mechanical department., an expert composi? tor and advertising man, is P. B. Stone, known throughout .the county as manager of tbu Stone 1'oHter Advertising Ser vico. In the office Mr. Knight is assisted by Miss Parilee Bickley, who is bookkeeper and assistant secretary and treasur er. Two more important mem? bers of tbu staff are Miss Juliet to County Knight and Mrs. Fred L. Troy, hoili reporters. With a atulT like this the Post has long been accepted us the standard of the county. Will Hold Same Ideal. With many Improvements in view the Wise Printing Com? pany, publishers of the Post, will hohl the same ideal which has made their reputation for export workmanship and clean, healthy news matter. As in the past u "job" will be delivered when promised, the paper will be issued on schedule. The equipment in the offices con? sists of one Bubcock cylinder press, four job presses, one of which is equipped with it Miller automatic feeder, a limity pe and every convenience for a modern prinling shop. In making the improvements which naturally meant the out? lay of several thousand dollars, the Wise Printing Company is confident that the public will lend their support as heretofore, both in advertising ami sub? scriptions. 1 The now Post will make its debut about May 1 Watch for Iii; wu believe you will find in it tin unusual surprise. WE EXPECT MORE YET BUT REVIEW THE SIGNS Rastus Darkboy and His Yal ler Dawg Vic With the Robbin to Prove it is Spring. I'he rut her nipping winds of last week failed to drive away I the unmistakable signs of Spring. The eyjdence was every where. ! Kastus Darkboy und his yuller dawg sal at the end of a birch llshitig pole and thrilled to the Ural inquisitive nibble of a three inch perch, ? Between thrills lie shivered mid hugged close to a tire on the bank. Marbles came out of the closet and down to the school lotfl Many sensational shots were reg? istered amid the cries of "Ibm'i ye fudge!" And for the folks who pick a dream from the robin's first call Spring was here. Here in th? , I lap more birds are 10 be found than in any other town in Wiss county, Kor one familiar with I bird notes lust week told much. ! Hundreds ?;' our northern friends (were going north and they were I not worrying about railroad rales. ! Another sign was the numer? ous spirals of blue smoke rising (from almost every back yard. Leaves and trash were being I burned. And/this sudden optimism of almost, all regarding the return of our old friend Business?reck? on it's just another sign? Maybe so, but the biuck diamond seems to be rolling east a little better t hese days. CHRIST CHURCH Services Sunday, March 19th, Sunday school at 10 a. in. Preaching ut 11 u. in. by the Rev. E. C. Burnz. Everybody welcome. ' The thief in tho night is be? coming a back number. Most of them uro now pulled off in daylight.