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VOL. XXX BIG STONE GAP. WISE COUNTY.VAI, WEDNESDAY. MAY 3, 1922 No. 18 NORTON CHURCH FORMALLY OPENED Wise County Baptists Gather at Norton for Opening Service of County's Finest Church?More Than 1,000 Hear Congressman U pshaw THREE SPECIAL SERVICES Story of Raising Funds for New Building Like a Page From Arabian Nights?$50.000 Rais? ed First Year The new Baptist church at Nor? ton was formally opened in that city on last Sunday iuorning when Congressman \V. D, I'p shaw. "the Georgia Cyclone." de? livered the opening senuoit. The great building was filled to capacity when Congressman Up sbaw began to speak. It is esti? mated that more than one thou? sand1 people attended the morning service. The weather was ideal. Long before the hour set for the service people began to file into the church. Baptists from all over "the county attended. Many vis? itors especially invited from oth? er denominations were present. Not since the great throngs of the Billy Sunday revival in Norton has there been a more representa? tive congregation gathered in that city. The fame of the neu building lias traveled far, and the ability of Congressman Upshaw as a speaker is National. The two served as a magnet to draw all in Wise county who are interested in the moral advancement of Southwest Virginia. Perhaps the greatest surprise came when it was discovered that the Georgia visitor was an inval? id, bound to crutches. Speaking part of the time from a chair, the rest of the time leaning on a crutch, the distinguished states? man from Georgia, delivered one of the greatest Sermons ever heard in the county. At the evening service tin- Rev. J, B. Craft, oi Gate City, delivered a four-minute talk. Always a forceful speaker and not averse to a sally of wit and good cheer, lie begged his energetic Baptist brethren not to conceive the im lion to taking High Knob. "It you do," he said, "it is good bye High Knob, for you'll dig it away. You folks get what you go after !" Following Mr. t rait Congress? man Upshaw made the principal address of the evening. The build? ing was not tilled to capacity 'lur? ing the evening service. The lower tloor was tilled, but several vacant scats remained in the bal? cony. The opening of the neu church is said to mark the greatest sin? gle achievement of Christianity in Southwest Virginia, Few churches in the whole state rank higher in modern church ami Sunday school architecture. The cost of the httilding was $70. 100.00 exclusive of equipment. In addition to this amount the mem? bers have raised more than $A,000 for equipment, and will shortly let a contract for a $5,000 pipe or? gan. The story of the raising of the funds to build the church is a page from Wise county's Ara? bian Nights. For loyalty, gener? osity and faithful work the mag? nificent temple will long stand as a monument to the Baptists of Norton and Wise county. I hir? ing the first year the members subscribed $45,070.00 of the total amount. An additional $4.550.00 was subscribed by non-Baptist friends in Norton, and another $500 by iriends of the church liv? ing out of Norton, making a total of $50,120.00 raised during the time the building was being erect? ed. The balance of $20.000 will be raised this year. WREN MOVES INTO POLLY BUNGALOW W. il. Wren, general manager of the Mineral Motor Company, has moved into the Polly bunga? low which he purchased a week or so ago. He sold his old home to Harold Ramsey, who will move into it at once. Some people are experts at get? ting into trouble and keeping out of jail. THE TRI-COUNTY ANNUAL SINGING CONVENTION The fourth annual singing con? vention for Lee. Scott and Wise , counties i< drawing near. The fourth M-ssiim of this wonderful organization will be held at Rig Stone Gap. at the Hall Park, be? ginning on Saturday at one o'clock p. in.. May 27th. then at the Northern Methodist church at seven o'clock at night. Then on Sunday, May the 2Sth, at nine o'clock a. in. This promises to be one of the greatest conventions of the kind ever held in Southwest Virginia. It is the wish of the officers that as many choirs as can be present on Saturday afternoon, I as the business of the convention will be transacted at this time. If there are some choirs that can not be present at the Saturday af? ternoon meeting, then it will he your duty to scud a representa? tive, that yoii may have part in the electing the officers for the year 1923. The song service at night will be conducted by the leaders of! the different choirs. Many choirs in Wise county can come to this night service in automobiles and return home the same night, and then get ready tor the Sunday singing. The convention proper will be hebl on Sunday. We are expect? ing about fifteen choirs on Sun? day, besides the qurtette classes. There will also he some solos and duets during the day. The of? ficers ami teachers and leaders are going to work out a program that will be very interesting. i >vii reason for going to Hig Stone Gap two years in success? ion is this- In May, l''2l, we held our annual convention at Hig Stone,and it was such a great suc? cess that the good people of Hig Stone (iap asked us to come back again in 1922. We shall be innre able to give the people a better chance to hear the singing this year than in 1921. for the fact is Patrolman Jervis and Mayor Ilm-lev, with the co-operation of the other boosters of singing are going to erect a stage in front of the Grand Stand so the singers will be on an elevated position, faring the audience. Then there will be ropes stretched across the v..a.l way, tn prevent automobiles from uttering their unmusical sounds the whole day through. There will be refreshments on the grounds at a reasonable price, which will he a great accommo? dation to the general public. If the editors of the different pa? pers oi the county will copy this article, and run it in their papers, it will be greatly appreciated by the singers, and singing boosters, and may also add to their sub? scription list one or more sub? scribers. L V. JONES, Sec'y. TWO MEN KILLED IN JOSEPHINE MINES ( hie of the worst accidents that lias happened in the coal mines at Josephine occurred Friday morn? ing about nine o'clock, when Har? ry l.ee Snodgrass, Jr., and Clar? ence E, Sloan were killed by a fall of slate. , The two men were working to? gether in No. 6 mine, which is be? ing operated by J. D. Poore and Company. They were about two thousand feet back under ground from the main entrance. The piece of slate which fell was about fifteen feet long, eight feet wide ami one foot thick. Mr. Snodgrass was killed instant? ly and Mr. Sloan died in seven minutes after they reached the Norton Hospital with him. The bodies of both men were taken in charge by Undertaker Fred H. King, of Norton, and prepared for burial. Mr. Sloan, aged about -II) years, was born in Scott county at Fort Rlackmore. He is survived by his wile and two small children. He was buried Sunday morning about 10 o'clock in the cemetery at Norton by the Order of Red Men. Harry l.ee Snodgrass, Jr., aged 2.1, was a veteran of the World war. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hannah Snodgrass, and by his parents and seven brothers and sisters. He was buried in the O'Neil cemetery near his home in Jose? phine Monday afternoon at two o'clock. GARRETT'S ATHLETES ARE EASY WINNERS IN INTER HI SCHOOL MEET Letcher Bunn and George Goodloe Carry off Major Share of Honors for Gap?Kemp, of Norton, and Fulton, of Wise, Do Great Work _ BUNN OUTSTANDING FIGURE OF DAY Gap Win* All But Three Events and Pile Up a Total of 70 Points?Norton Has 26, Wise 19. \bottt five hundred people wit sed the Inter-High School l<l Meet here last Saturday en the local buys romped to an v victory over Morton and ise. 'he work ot litiiin and Good for the Gap! Kemp tor Norton I'll I ton lor Wise were the standing features of the day. C ball game between Wise and iK Stone had given much prom but the Law Makers were ttn e to fathom the twisters of Lit and went down 8-0, The half of the game was inter ting, but once the heavy slug ' of Coach (iarrett's chain s started the game vyas all er. n all but three events the local s held first place. Norton was toriotis in the 100-yard and 220 ird dashes. Fulton, of Wise, >n the mile race against the hole held. In all other events ? Gap boys demonstrated their periority ami maintained tlu-i: nitalioti a- leaders in Wise nitty athletics; The visiting lows were keen sportsmen, hard ?rkers and good losers. They ?tight gamely in every event.and Bllt down only after a gallant truggle. I.etcher linnn and < ieprgc Goodloe were the stars for the lo? ll school. Kemp, of Norton as the outstanding figure among e visitors, Ruiin won the shot lit, broad jllinp.high jump and 20-yard low hurdles, and piled ) a total of 27 points for his am. < ieorge ii.Hoc done his most sensational work in the pole mil event against Hamilton, of GAPITKS JOURNEY TO RESERVOIR Thirteen hieii of ibis place! ?ent Sunday at the Gap's big' reservoir. The party, including .. O. I'ettit, L. II. Wileox and son; W. I. Rogers and son; I). (.'. Wolfe. Ueiibui Hanks, A. I.. Witt, i. I). Jenkins. |. M. Blessings Nick Seals and Mr. Wells, left Kelly's drug st,,re at eight 'clock and went to the foot of the mountain iii tin- big truck of the! 'aubel-Scott-Kitzmillci Compa? ny. My ten the party reached the reservoir and at noon had their; lunch. After lunch the party climbed Hull's Rock and looked for Rig Stone through their field glasses. Nothing but the postoffices could ie located. About three the mountain climbers started home. CIVIC BETTERMENT CLUBS The Wise County Federation] ii Civic Betterment Clubs will hold a semi-annual meeting at Wise. Virginia, at Baptist church it 10 o'clock a. in.. May II. 1922. ?\mong the speakers will be Dr. Daisy Robinson, of Washington, I). C. Subjcet : Woman's re? sponsibility in health. Mr. C. R. McCorkle." Subject : Public Set vice and Qpiinty Government, All citizens of the county are wel? come. HOTEL NORTON INSTITUTES NOVEL PLAN Manager J. Arch Sterne, of the Hotel Norton, has instituted a novel plan to attract traveling men to "Sunday" in Norton. Most of the knights of the grip head for ihc big towns to spend Sunday where conveniences arc supposed to be the best. Relieving that the Hotel Nor? ton is as good as anything Blue-! field. Bristol or Roauoke has to offer Manager Sterne offers the boys a reduction of 50 cents per day on each room, starting with Friday. The plan is already drawing salesmen to Norton who ] wish to have the best for a little less. Wise,. Perhaps hp oiie event during the day had so many thrill*. Hamilton contested ev? ery inch the Gap hoy climbed up? ward, hut was finally unable to eros-- the bar at 101 inches. Goodloe crossed it with ease and won. Il<- amassed a total of 15 points lor the Gap; Kemp. Nor? ton's sprinter, made a total oi 1.1 points.- The greatest single achievement goes to Buhn. Iiis work nette?! the Gap more points than did the combined work of Not t. m s tine team. When the day closed the score stood as follows: liig Stone Gap. 70 points; Norton. 26 point-, and Wise 10 points, t'oehurn did Ii. it show up. The surprising things that hap petted during the day were many. Carl Knight walked away with the half-mile race for the Gap. ami came in third a few minutes I later on the mile chase. Hut per I haps the biggest surprise came when little 13 year old J.A.Youell chased his Wise competitor around the track for the mile and [came in a close second. He is following close on the heels of his brother. Pat. who Y. M. C. A. Turner says is the best -printer in the county. It was a pity that more people were not on hand to witness tin efforts of the boys. The after? noon was ideal for athletics. The diamond was fast, ami all th boys in great form. They pro vided many a thrill, and left ll dotlhi in the minds of the crowd wliat sort ol stulT W ise count\ bovs are made id. RADIO SALES COMPANY HAVE OFFICES HERE Local Men Organise Concern tol Handle the Wonder of the Ages in the Gap?Jim Taylor I is Manager?All Local Men) Stockholders The Gap is to have a company whose business will be devoted I exclusively to the sale and instal l ation oi wireless receiving Within the last six months the wireless industry has had a spci tacular growth. The mysteries of turning a sw itch and letting inClo(l) and sermolis flow in fri m no where is now an established nightly custom. In Wis I) the demand has been so great I I for sets for private homes that firms have been sprung up over night. The Padio Sale-. Company III! been organized in the Gap. Taylor is the manager, ami dated with him are other pr?ti incut P.ig Stone business men. 'This company will sell machine., and install them, thus eliminating the annoying feature of having machine and being unable make it work, a thing which has happened frequently in the coun? ty. 'The office of the new company will be located over the AlUUZll 'Theatre. Within a short time they will give out the National and American League baseball scores, weather reports and all special news, such as prize lights elections and other news of gen? eral interest. The Radio Sales Company will accept orders for either Clapp Eastman, Westinghottse or Chi? cago Laboratories products sets and will install same in any hotni in the county 'The sets made b_\ these companies are said to be tin most reliable and popular on the market. Christian Church Bible School Sunday morning ten o'clock. Preaching and communion following the Bible School session. Christian Endeavor at 7:15. Subscribe to The Post. MANAGER TAYLOR COMPETES FOR PRODUCER'S PRIZE Manager of Local Theatre Will Try for Cash Prize Offered by Producers of Robinson Crusoe, the Serial Now Running at the Amuzu. The story of Robinson Crusoe, now gaining in popularity with the children of ?ig Stone Gap as it is being run at the local play? house, has created a nation wide interest. The story of Defoe is known to all. The children, as well a.- grown-ups, delight in the hardy adventure of the famous bid gentleman. To make the Story more inter? esting to the Children Manager Tavlor is offering a real parrotf to the boy or gill who has receiv? ed the largest number of vote, when the great serial closes. While the boys and girls arc working tor the parrott the Amiir.il manager is working just as hard to win a pri^e offered by the producers oi the picture? i" the theatre creating the nio-t novel method ..i advertising the film. Sev eral brilliant ideas ha-, e been Mtbmitted to the Universal people by Mr. Taylor and he is confident oi carrying one of the prizes HOD LEY-ST U A RT The wedding of Mi-s Ellen Pcarce Bodicj and Mi. William Alexahdei Stu.ut. oi Big Stone Cap. Ya.. took place .,1 S .. . hick last niglit at the home of the bride's parents, Mr.and Mrs .Tem? ple Ikliliey, on t ?ak Street. The ecremi>n\ vi'as performed by the Rev, Dr. i lias. R. Hehiphili in the presence of the two imme? diate families and a few dose friends. The house was decorated with iris and othei Spring lionets and illuminated with caudle light. Mrs. Harry Ii,.,me I'..rter. of Kansas Citv. was the matron oi honor. Miss Edith Boil ley. sis? ter of the bride, was the maid of honor. Mr. Waltei I*. Stuart; of F.Ik Garden; Ya., was his broth? er's best man. The bride w ore a wedding gowil of white satin trimmed in din hess in.I rose |?.int lace I be satin fell in an unbroken line from the neck to the hem in frolit, with a hatiffaiit effect at the hip-. The neck was edged with the lace, which formed the tiny cap sleeves. The court train was oi namcntal at the hem with a bei tha of lace caught with wreaths of ..lange Id,.--...in-.. The tulle veil was adjusted with a llariug bandeau of rose point lace caught at the nape oi the neck with a cluster of orange blossoms. A shower bouquet of lilies of the valley and columbine compos? ed the bridal bouquet. I'he bride'- attendant's were dressed in rose and pink chiffon cut in pointed petal draperies with the waist line defined with a deep rose Satin sash tied at tin side in a large bow. Roth carried bouquets of pink roses.la vender ageratum ami blue daisies. I'he bride's table w as decorated with iris pink r..^e- and agera? tum. At this table were seated: Mi. and Mrs. William Alexander Stuart. Raymond Gordon I'laik. Joseph Rodes, Mrs. Harry Bonne Porter; Miss,-- Edith Hodley. Margaret Stuart, of F.Ik Garden, Va.; Margaret Wise, of Mae. .11. Ga.; Meta Baldwin, Catherine B?rge and Margaret Norton; Messrs Walter Stuart. Harry C. Stuart, oi Elk Garden. Va.; Law? rence L. Audersohi |r ; Neville Miller, Jack Speed. James Thompson ami Horace Coletnah. Mi. and Mrs. Stuart left last night 011 their wedding journey, and at its conclusion will make their home 111 Big Stone Gap. Among the out-of-town guest-, for the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. John J, Stuart, of Abingddn. Va., parents of the bride-groom; former Governor Henry C. Stuart. Miss Margaret Stuart; j Messrs. Walter Stuart and Harry Stuart, all of Elk Garden, V?.; Mrs. Rogers Shatleigh. of St. Louis; Miss Margaret Wise, of Macoil, Ga.; Mrs. Harry Bonne' Porter, of Kansas City; Miss Ha? zel! Cornell, of Winnetka, 111.; Mr. Foster Witt, oi Richmond. Va.; Miss Florence Davenport, oi St. Paul; Mrs. Charlton Mcs sick, of St. Louis and Mr. and (Mrs. R. T. Irvine, oi Rig Stone Gap.?Louisville Courier journal. HI FARCE SCORES BIG HIT FRIDAY "Nothing But the Truth" Pre? sented Successfully by Faculty and Students?Large Audience Delighted With Work of Local Actors? To pick the star o( "Nothing But the Truth," the successful High School farce, which was presented to a delighted audience in the school building on last Fri? day night, WOUld be ho easy task. The cast was well balanced, ex? ceptionally well directed ior an amateur production, and was en? tirely free of that familiar drag found in almost all rion-profes sionitl efforts. There is much lb praise and little to criticize. Miss Rice performed a hard task well. The "business 1 of every character with the exception of Miss Mary Davenport as Mrs. Ralston, and Arthur Foster as Bishop Dorau, was not up to the standard set by the rest of their work. There was a tendency throughout the play for the actors to keep to their feet, and to unconsciously locate the position in the picture the di? rector had given them during re hcrsal. But even this did not keep the (day from being one of the finest pieces of amateur act? ing ever seen in this county. Charles Stacy, as the truth hiving Hob Bennett, gave .1 fin islied performance and had the ludieuee with him ftotn tin- i in t.tiu His work gave ever) evi? dence ..I careful directing and ar? tistic conception. He is an actor pf exceptional ability, and, should lie desire to, could develop into a comedian of much promise. The quaint; unconscious humor 61 his work was a rare treat, arid was a deciding factor in the success of the evening. Playing opposite him was Miss Blanche Kennedy as liwen Ral? ston. Ability ami charm is a rare combination even in the profes? sional ranks, and Miss Kennedy po sessed both. In the difficult court sliip scetu-s,usually made lit - dicrous by the amateur stage lov? er, she established herscli as a young woman of real ability. She took bet work seriously and nev ..?I stopped vyorking, Her gowns were lovely and tastefully picked ~ tor each scene. Character work in amateur or professional plays is always a pit? fall for a perfectly good produc? tion to fall in. hi the case of F.. M. Ralston, played by John Al? len Kilbourne, the role was ad? mirably filled. John Allen was a "hard boiled" business man, moustache and all. Not once did he unconsciously revert back to John A., but remained steadfast? ly F. * M. Ralston to the final cut tain. And this was a partic? ularly pleasing feature of the play! ? Inly real ability can per? suade an audience to forget the actors are home town folks and not the play things of a gifted au? thor's imagination. This is what he did, and in doing it he estab? lished a reputation that will stand unrivaled in Wise county for a long time. Miss Mary Davenport, as Mrs. Ralston, gave one of the finest performances seen in Big Stone Gap in Sonic time. She knew her part, moved with the ease and certainty of a finished actress.and made the most of a difficult role. Her gowns, like .Miss Kennedy's, were carefully and tastefully chosen. She would be at home on any stage. Arthur Foster, as Bishop Do ran, had the most difficult role in the play. He is a youngster, but (Continued on fourth page) DELIGHTFUL^ GATHERING AT MR. MORRIS' HOME Saturday evening about -40 folks from East Stone Gap and Crack? er's Neck met for a singing at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Mor? ris above East Stone Gap. De? licious saudwiches.cocoa and can? dy were served. Cordial recep? tion given the guests by Mr. and Mrs. Morris, and the apparent happiness of all present made the occasion an unusually pleasant one which will be long remem? bered by those who attended the gathering. It is such whole? hearted hospitality and good fel? lowship which makes life worth while.