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VOL. xxx ' _^??^.?B'gjTQNE gap. WISE COUNTY^ VA-LWEDNEsT^yTmaRCH 15,1922 N^TTT
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?
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
Convict Labor to Build Sec?
tion From Dooley to
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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.
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
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
After Twenty-Seven Years of
Continuous Publication The
Post Will Be Greatly
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
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?
1 The now Post will make its
debut about May 1 Watch for
Iii; wu believe you will find in it
tin unusual surprise.
Rastus Darkboy and His Yal
ler Dawg Vic With the
Robbin to Prove it is
I'he rut her nipping winds of
last week failed to drive away
I the unmistakable signs of
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.
Services Sunday, March 19th,
Sunday school at 10 a. in.
Preaching ut 11 u. in. by the
Rev. E. C. Burnz. Everybody
' The thief in tho night is be?
coming a back number. Most
of them uro now pulled off in

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