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8 Pages ! The Bier Stone Gap Post. 8 Pages VOL. XXX BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY, VA.. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 26, 1922 No. 17 ROAD WORK TO START IN JUNE Bids on Bonds to Be Received by Sinking Fund Committee Up to May 10th. AVork of rebuilding the road from depot tu depot will be in full swing by June 1st it the present plans, of the Sinking Fund Com? missioners are carried out. At a special meeting mi last Thursday night the Committee 'passed a resolution to offer the bonds for sale. The l>id- will be received up t<> and including May 10th. when they will be disposed of to the lowest bidder. J. P.. Wampler of the Sinking bund Commissioners, stated Friday that the town would receive a better price than when the bonds were sohl and turned back on the towji for a v.'te of the people, lie said that the bond market was in much better shape now and that it was probable the bonds could be sold for about 5 1-2 per cent, interest rate. They also expect to sell the greater part of them at par now that tinner bond market is in evident e Those attending the meeting were J. B. Wampler. A. I.. Witt. W. J. Horsier and Max Ciraber. W. S. Kose was the only member of : the Commissioners absent. W. T. <i.lloe, w hile nut a mem? ber, was present. It has not been decided yet which link ..i the road will be built first. While the L. ft X. route i- being built the old Dum? my fine road will be use.I as ,i tttV. The following load improve inents are planned by the council: An IB loot concrete road from tin Southern depot to the I... & X. de? pot; repair Fast 5th street from bridge to Wyandotte avenue widen Wood avenue between Je (Continued on fourth page) FEAST AND ORATORY MARKS COEBURN RALLY Newly Organized Chamber., of Commerce Entertain 200 Guests as Plans For Industrial Awak? ening Are Laid?Booster Coutts Was There and Happy. The newly organized Chamber of Commerce* of Cocburn, enter? tained two hundred guests at an elaborate banquet in that city on last Saturday night. I. L. Cam* bios,Norton's newest aspirant for mayoralty honor-, acted as toast master. Mam other prominent spfsikets Were present from out of town. From the ? iap teas present that tireless promotor of progress, William t iil)l>s C outts. to whose indefatigable, efforts the new Chamber of Commerce owes its existence. The boosters met in a large ga? rage where two tables one hun? dred feet long were set lor the oc? casion. From eight until eleven the evening was devoted to speech making and the planning of a general industrial awakening for Cocburn. Music ami some excellent singing helped to make the evening a great success. Promptly at eleven o'clock the banquet \Vas ser\ ed. Six weeks ago tin- Chamber of Commerce was organized in the office of W. S. Murphy, with si.x f members and Booster William < '?. Guilts. They have sixty today and expect to have a hundred within sixty day-. J. P. Lay. falllCl of Mis-, Kate I ay, one of the attractive teachers oi the local School, i- the president, ami V.U. T?te, a lawyer of Coebtirii, is the first secretary. < Uber prominent Cocburn men who re actively connected with the organization ate C m. Ramsey, hanker; 1. X. Mills, real estate mau; J. D. Clay, of the Cocburn Wholesale < iro I cCry Company.;!. L, Lit/ and many others. 'They meet on Friday afternoon of each week. First Baptist Church of Norton Congressman U pshaw, of Georgia, Known as "The Georgia Cy? clone," to be the Speaker at the Opening of the New Baptist Church at Norton The new llaptist church at Nor-] lot} will have its opening day April 30th. Congressmn \V. D. Upsliaw. ol Georgia, known as the "Georgia Cyclone" will l>e the speaker lor the occasion, lie will address lite mass-meeting at IIa. in. and 8 p. in. on Sunday and w ill give his famous lecture "John and His Hal" in the church Mon.lay. May 1 at S p. in. The Baptist churches of all the surrounding country have been invited to attend these meetings and bear this distinguished speaker. Many of the Bptists oi this section will take advantage of the opportunity to bear this great Baptist statesman. Some oi the churches will come in groups, others will have representatives pre-eiit as can be art tinged for cons euichtly. V:? 11 the churches of Norton oi all;denominations have been in? vite.1. Probably all of them will '.legve oft' one oi their services and Stone of them leave off both Ser? vices on Sunday in order that tljfeir people may have the privil? ege of hearing this distinguished orat' >i. VjJSu'he new building is mie of the most complete church plants in ajjjuhis section of the country. It expresses the last word in Sun daj School arcliitclure. It is Dtylt f..r a complete graded Sun? day School, with a class room for j every year of child lite from three I :j^gsevcnteen and with sexes di dieted from nine to seventeen. There are two senior and two adult class rooms, a total of twenty-seven regular class robins. The general appearance of the building gives the impres? sion of beauty, strength and ef? ficiency. The committee is especially fortunate in securing this distin? guished orator, state-man. pub? licist as the speaker for this au spicioiis occasion, It will be a great treat for the people of this section to bear him. It looks as though we are to have a great day. livery prospect pleases. For the vast throng that will surely hear these message there is a great feast in store. All the visitors will have the privil? ege oi seeing through this great plan! and rejoicing with the Bap? tists whose wonderful work and sacrifice have transformed this beautiful dream into a cb.arming reality. Every one is invited to attend these meetings. And every one up to the very limit oi the capaci? ty of the building will be given an opportunity to bear this distin? guished orator. MUSIC RECITAL Mrs. Sara Williams Black and pupils, assisted by Mrs. J. F. Bul Ittt. Jr., soprano, will give a re? cital in Appalachia school audito? rium on Thursday night, April ?J, eight o'clock, central time. INTER HIGH ATHLETES TO BATTLE FOR COUNTY HONORS HERE SATURDAY Stars of Diamond and Track Will Gather at Gap for Elimina tion Contests Which Will Decide Who Will Represent County in State Meet at Charlottesville. CHAMPIONSHIP BASEBALL GAME A FEATURE Local Boys Confident They Will Carry Off Honors for Third Time?Trigg Miller and Letcher Bunn Will Provide High .lump Thrills?Both Hold High Records The Inter-High School track! meet atul Pichl Day will be held 'in the local ball ground next Sat? urday. April 29th. Teams front all High Schools in the county have been entered to compete for .the honor of representing Wise county at Charlottesvillc in May. ()ne of the leading features tif the. day will be the championship hall game between Big Stone (lap ami Wise. To date neither team has been defeated, and a great game is expected. The winner of this championship contest will represent the county at Char lottcsville. 11. I.. Sulfridge,prin? cipal of the school here, is con? fident the Gapites will down the VVise aggregation with ease, l-'or the past two years Hig Stone has won the championship of the cotltlty. Tliis y ear, they expect to do it again, but they are contending with stronger teams both in baseball and the track c,\ ehts; Lctchct BuiV. star high jumper of the i lap.is expected to do great things this year. Last year he went to Charlottesvillc for the I county and lust the high jump by only 7 ami 3-4 inches, lie has worked steadily and hard during the past y ear and will easily beat his record of 67 inches for last year. In Trigg Miller, Norton's polished orator, he has a danger? ous rival in Wise county. Miller can jump like he can talk, and be holds the county record for shouting a mean line of elo? quence. Norton is placing their hopes on him in next Saturday's battle. He is also a star on the track and the local boy s are ex? pecting some trouble from bint. Wise swept the county before them in the preliminary debating and reading contest at Norton this year. They won in practical? ly everything but the oratory contest, and the fiery Pulton lost to Trigg Miller only by a narrow margin. 'They are coming to the Gap with blood in their eyes. Their ball team is championship BIG STONE STIRS FROM ITS APATHY George Roebuck is giving the. Big Stone t iap Post new life since he joined the staiT as editorial writer, reporter, ami business so? licitor With the new linotype which Mr. Knight installed a few weeks ago, The Post is equipped to maintain a pace that the other papers will find zesifttl to follow, and George is tilling eight pages each weel; with spicy news items, pertinent and conservative edito? rials, and advertisements that face >oii with the mien of a good salesman. Local issues are being aired, to the satisfaction of those progres? sively bent, and the disquietude of those wrapped in the cacoons of fogyistn. 'The bond isstte for the building of new streets was a bard fought question.but it is safe to say that had The Post used the soit pedal instead of the mega? phone the bond issue would have fizzled and John Ed's criticism been deserved more than it was. Any sort of activity is better than stagnation. 'The man who is on his feet running every which way can reverse himself and go in the right direction, but the fossilized fogy sitting down ami twiddling , his thumbs can't start in any di-! rection without an effort almost beyond his strength. Go to it, Post!?Crawford's Weekly. -o We have no objection to the army ami navy being reduced in si/e. provided congress agrees to do the fighting the next time we get into a scrap. limber, ami they have the added confidence of not losing a game this year. ,Whcn they cross hats with (.'nach Garreit's pill t..s-ets at .^:.lit iiext Saturday afternoon something is Confidently expect? ed to happen along the lines of the iinttsn.il. "V. M. C. A." ( (John I..) Tur? ner, nf Norton, will he director of the event. He is an expcrieiH cd handlet of buys and athletics and his name is a guarantee of tine s)iurt and ;i Large day tor all supporters of comity athletics. He will be assisted by numerous representatives oi the various competing schools. The field events will begin promptly at 10:00 o'clock Satur? day morning ami run through until .J:.10 when the champion? ship ball game between W ise and the Gap will get underway. Extensive preparations ate he are being made to accommodate the large crowds expected. The track will be whipped into shape and the diamond cleaned and toll? ed. An admission oi thirty-five cents will be charged for adults, which includes a seat in the grand-stand for the entire day. Cliildreii will be admitted lot lit teen cents t hie ticket is good for all events, including the ball game. The money thus taken in will be used to help defray the ex penses to the- winning teams to Charlottesvitle where they will compete for state honors. The following is the b-t of events i 100-yard dash 220-yard run 440-yard run 880-yard run i >ne mile run (20-yard low hurdle? 11 igh jump Hoard jump I'ole vault 12-pi inUd shot put Javelin throw Relay race SCOTT AND THIN RLE TO BID ON STREET WORK Prominent among the many bidder!! for the contract for con? structing the new concrete road from depot to depot will be Scott and T'rinkle.road builders of Nor toll. fu the last three years this linn has built over thirtv miles of road in Wise ami I .ee. W ithin tue past two years they have built nine miles of mad be? tween Kent Junction and P?rdee; .1 miles between Appalachia and Linden; 7 miles between linbo den and Winding Ridge; .1 miles between Ksserville and Wise, and other important pieces in both counties. MRS. R. E. TAGGART RETURNS HOME Mr-. Ralph Taggart and three attractive children. Ralph, Jr.. Virginia and Dan Reeder, return? ed Thusrday to their home in the i lap after an absence oi nearly a year w hich time has been spent at Occiia) View, Va., and Palm Beach. Ela. Mr. 'Taggart met them in Knoxville and accompanied them home. Would you pick up a dime on the street? Then read the ads in this paper. 'They guide you to mer? chants who save you dimes, and dollars, too. When it is worth adver? tising it is worth having. IS IT NECESSARY TO LIE IN BUSINESS? That is t'no Theme of the New ? High School Farce. "Nothing But the Truth." Which is to Be Presented Soon. H. L. Sulfridge, principal of the High Sch.Mil. w;is the guest at a special tchersal of ''Nothing Put the Truth." the famous Willie Collier farce, in the school audi? torium last Tuesday evening. The farce is being staged under the di? rection of Miss Nice, one of the teachers, and w ill be presented by the Senior class on the evening of April 28th. Many people in the Gap who follow things! theatrical will recall "Nothing Put the Truth." Willie Collier pKyed it for two years in New Vo:.; and tor several more seasons oil the road. It was the litst of the type of pl.i\ known as the "American farce." It is typi? cally American in construction, treatment and subject, and i- one of the most amusing and surpris? ing plays written in any lan? guage. 'The story of "Nothing Hut the 'Truth" opens in the Wall Street office of an American business man whoiis rathei careless with the way he handle- the ttnth It is his belief, that a man cannot do business without lying. In his offne he has a voting man who still clings to the ideals of his boyhood and stoutly maintains that he can do business and hot lie. The older man olTer-i t.. Let him ten thousand dollars that he eaniiot do business for twenty' four hour-, without telling a he. About tin-, time the daughtei of the man who ha- little faith in the tnitli turns up. sorly in trouble, having just lost ten thousand dol? lar- Unless she > au replace the amount seinnis trouble will fol? low. She must have it within twenty f'itlr hours. The younger man.who i- m love w ith her,takes her father's bet that he can go foi twciitv font hour- and not 'dl :\ lie. 'The test of the play t- a scream It w ould spoil a gl eat evening for any one not familiar with the lo? ry to give it awav Suffice it is to say that no man evei lived with so many chance-, to lie He almost loses everything, friends, sweetheart and reputation during the twenty-four hours that i.?! low. biil that - the story you'll w ant to sec, ? Kcher-als have been going on I foi some time. The special re? bel sal witnessed by Mr. Sulfridge was almost perfect, he said, and hehasgre.it hope- foi the final production. Since it has outgrown the boot? leg Stage, we ought to call it by another name. ORDINARY IS A WISF. COUNTY 'TOWN Hut it might have been Ordinary, Ui S. A., fur hu? man nature in New York City ur Ramsey, Wise coun? ty, Vri., is just human na? ture. Orphans ami Small Town people live anil breathe in "UP BOBS ZIPPIE-ZIP' The first book-length nov? el by George Roebuck,which starts on page :t of this issue George Roebuck needs no introduction to fiction read? ers or theatre i;oers in the south. People have laughed at his plays from Richmond to the Pan Handle of Texas, ami paid real money to do it - thousands of them. Hut lu re is his first novel, laid down in Wise county, and tlie orphanage in which he was raised, move people and events with which you are familiar. Oliver Under? wood Remington Smith is the hero, hut who in Wise county is not acquainted with him? And Zippie-Zip? A wise county girl you will love und want to know. Ordinary is the name of a Wise county town known the country over. Start the first chapter to? day. After that it will make 'you finish it. G. N. KNIGHT, Kditor. COMMUNITY LEAGUE HOLDS MEETING H. L. Sulfridgc Elected Chair? man of District K. ' )n last Monday afternoon at kite School Auditorium, the Com? munity League held a very inter? esting meeting. This meeting started their work anew because it had been discontinued during the winter mouths on account of the weather and illness. New of fu cts (or the coming year were elected as follows: Mrs. I. C.Tay? lor, one of the leading workers oi the Gap was elected president, Mrs. J, \y, Chatkley, vice-pres? ident of the Senior and Chairman oi the Junior League. Prof. II. L, Sulfridgc was elected chairman of District K. This is one of the most important of? fice- ot the league. This district includes the counties of Wise, Lee, Scott, Kussell. Tazcwell, Buchanan and Dickcnson. Prof. Sulfridgc is a very capable man and bis district will be well taken care of. Mrs. II. Ii. Fox. Chair? man of the Parent-Teachers' As soeiaiion, Mrs. D. C, Wolfe. Sec? retary ami Mrs. A. I). Owens, Treasurer, Mrs. N. II. Salver, ? < 'hairmnu of the Finance Com? mittee, Mts. i Mi- Motiser, Chair matt of School Yard Committee, Mrs. R. T. Irvine. I ban man of ?In- VV'elfar'c l oif unit tec. Mrs. Jj I. McCoriuick, Chairman ot tin- t eiuetery Committee ami Miss Juliet Knight, Chairman id the Publicity Committee. It is tl-,e duty oi every citizen to take interest in this work and especially the younger citizens. The league needs their interest and aid. The first Wednesday afternoon in every mouth, the Community League will meet at the School Auditorium The vice president's report lor last year's work will be published in i iitt next week's issue. W. I). FULLER WEDS SCOTT COUNTY GIRL Norton Merchant and Miss Mar? garet Williams of Gate City City Were Married Last Wed? nesday?Spending 1 loueytnoon in Florida. 'The many friend oi W. D. F?l? let, one of he partners of the fa? in, .if. Fuller Brothers chain of de? partment stores, with headquar? ters in Norton, were surprised to hear of bis marriage to Miss Mr garet William-, of Gate City, last Wednesday. The bride is the attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey TL W illiams, and for the past three years has been a teacher in tin- schools of Kingsport, Teiin. Immediately after the ceremony the happy pair left for an extend? ed honeymoon trip to Florida. T hey will be at home in Norton after May 15th. MRS. E. E. GOODLOE ENTERTAINS Mis. E. li. Goodloc entertain? ed delightfully Friday afternoon with six tables of cards at her handsome home on Poplar Hill, complimentary to her niece. Mr-. Jess Smith (nee Miss 'Maigtter ittc Goodloc I, of Detroit, who is -pending some lime in the Gap. Mr-. D. B. Pierson won the pri/.e and Mrs. B. F. W arner cut the consolation prize. Following the game a delicious salad course was served the guesls at the card tables. The home was beautifully dec? orated for the occasion with bowls and cases of spring flowers. DEATH OF MRS. LEONARD Mrs. B. F. Leonard died at her home here Sunday night at 11 :-lf> o'clock following a lingering ?11 ness at the age of M> years. The body was taken to Kingsport. Tchn., Monday afternoon for burialuiear the old home place of the deceasetl. Funeral services were conducted at the Broad Street Methodist church Tuesday morning al 10 o'clock. The de? ceased is survived by her husband and three children. -o There is one common ground upon which we can all agree. 'That is our inalienable right to disagree.