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I VOL. XXX _BIG STONE GAP, WISE COUNTY, VA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 1922 == 8 Pages No. 19 ; SCHOOL PROGRAM 3 IS BEST IN YEARS ! SAYS LETCH BUNN I Local School Excels in Every ? thing from Athletics to Chapel Exercises ? Faculty Good as the Best and Then Some ?j ASKS FOR CO-OPERATION I Coaches McFadden ami Garrett Will Hold Field Meet Saturday I 20 When Students Will Try for I Times-Dispatch Prizes By LETCHER BUNN r As a whole, the people i?i otir town know that this year's school program has been <>ne of the most important and best year's work that we have ever had. < htr teachers are the l>o>t that ? an he gotten. We have the hest liter? ary societies, the best school plays, the lies! Chapel exercises and the hest athletic teams, and have had them for years. < >ur High School base hall team won ctit as the champions of Wise county*. The track teams repeat? ed what it has dune fur the past tun vears. This is all more or less minor in importance when compared with what is going to happened Salurilav.Mav 20 at the hall park. The people have hacked the school this year unusually well. Nov. for the last event let nr, all turn out ami see what the future of Hin Stone Gap High School i> going to look like. I ltir High School has sent out into the world some good athletes, hut do we know what we will have next year or live years from now? The voungcr generation must he trained and while they are voting is the time to Start. Mr. Garrett, head coach for the hoys and Mis- Edna Mcl'adden. head coach for the girl-, have planned to have a local Iicld day in which all graminat and High School grades will enter. The Richmond Times-Dispatch has -ct a standard for all the sections ol the school. This standard consists of the following events whieh will he tried held day : Event! (or High School Boy? .Id-yard dash.0 3-d seconds 100-yard dash.II 2-5 seconds 220-yard dash.27 seconds '140-yard dash .fill seconds 880-yard run ... .1! mill. 20 seconds I-mile run .5 in Iii. 12 seconds Hiiih jump 4 ft. H inches Shot put .2'.' ft. 8 inches Broad jump.16 ft. % inchei Huse ball throw.ISO ft. Pole vault .8 ft. 1 inches Chinning pole.If> Ihres Hop-step-jump .'12 It. Evrot? of Grauiiiur Grad~t 50-yard dash .il 3-6 seconds IliO-yard dush.12 3-5 seconds Standing broad jump . . . .C ft. 10 in Running high jump .3 ft. in in. Running broad jump .... 12 f'. Ii in. llop-step-juinp . .28 ft. llase ball throw.2'Mi feet Chinning the pole.10 tim-s For High School Girl, All-up Indian club race.2? sec. Basketball throw.18 feet Running high jump.3 ft. 8 in. 50-yard dash.7 seconds 70-yard dash .II seconds Baseball distance throw .120 ft. Standing broad jump ... .0 ft. 8 in. Grammar Grade Girl* All-up Indian club race . .30 ieconds Basketball throw.42 feet Balancing on beam Baseball distance throw.am ft. 75-yard dash .10 4-6 seconds 50-yard dash .7 3-6 seconds Running high jump. :t ft. 4 in. Bean bap target loss. . 1 min. 130 sec Standing broad jump .?'? feet j Every one in Itig Stone who loves keen competition and the, ihrils of track will lind a delight? ful day waiting for them Satur? day, May 20. Collie and bring a friend. WISE COUNTY CIVIC BETTERMENT CLUBS Will Hold Semi-Annual Meeting at Wise May lit!: The Wise County Federation! "i Civic Betterment Clubs will hold a semi-annual meeting at I Wise, Virginia, at llaptist church! 10 o'clock a. m.. May 11th. All ntenibfrs of the Community League who expect to attend, please telephone to Mrs. J. A. G?? nter. TENT MEETING FOR BIG STONE GAP The Presbyterian church has arranged to have a tent meeting] in Kin Stone dap beginnii.g Tuesdav night. May <23rd. Dr. Harry I'.. Thompson, of llender sonvillc, N. C.has beeil secured to preach for three weeks, lie will be accompanied by his wife and an experienced leader of congre? gational singing. I >r. Thompson i< a physician, and ior a minil cr of years lie devoted all of his time tu the diseases of the eye. ear,nose I iiii< 1 throat. He gave uj> his practice some years ago, closed his office and offered himself to ! the church tn do evangelistic work. He is a preacher bl great natural gifts. We understand he is about seven feet tall. Re? cently, he has conducted meet iiigs in Pulaski, Dublin ami Rad ford. In all of these places the people Hoiked to hear him and crowded the auditoriums beyond capacity. Many have said that they would rather hear hint than "Hilly" Sunday. The tent will he erected on Wood Avenue opposite the post oflicc building, The seating cil> pacity will be about 800. A cho? rus of twenty-live voices will be organized to lead the singing. The ministers of all the churches of the Ci?p have been invited to join in the meting. Twelve vor. niiltecs are at \\..ik on the details of the campaign I he prayer meeting commit? tee will organize neighborhood prayer meetings in all parts of the town beginning this week. Everybody is invited to lend their hearty co operation in these ser? vices. BIRTH AT NORTON OF INTEREST HERE Horn to Mr. and Mrs. Coloman i lemmitt at their home in Norton last Thursday night, a boy. The little fellow weighed twelve pounds and has been named Cole ititui, I r. Mr. and Mrs. Clemmitt former? ly lived in the Gap, MOTHER'S DAV The public is invited to attt ltd ?.In special mother's service at tin Christian church. Sunday morn? ing at It' o'clock and Sunday ev? ening ai S o'clock. Special music1, readings and pageant PROSPERITY OF WISE COUNTY GRADUALLY RETURNS AS DEAD LOCK IN STRIKE ZONE STOPS PRODUCTION The Raise in Wages on May 1st, Equivalent to Last Cut, is Serving to Stimulate a Spirit of Hopefulness Throughout Southwest Virginia PRODUCTION REACHES 82.2 PERCENT OF NORMAL Speculation as to Duration and Ultimate Effect of the Strike on This Field is One of the Questions of the Day?Will Settlement Lead to Greater Depression or Will Mines Continue to Hold New Business? Operators Hopeful With the strikers and operators in the organized fields settling down to what seems to he a long drawn out strike the prosperity of (lie Southwest Virginia coal fichls continues id grove. The raise in wages on May 1m equiva? lent to the last cut lias served to stimulate a spirit of hopefulness throughout this section. For thi- week ending April 29 ih eeoal production in thi-- field climbed to within 8.1.2 per cent, of it- lull time capacity, or a total of 187,1% i""'. an increase ?verl the week before' id ?D.S.tl tons | This exceeds the high water mark reached the w eek of April 1st I when 151,240 ion- were produc? ed, ami wa- reported by the \ ir giuia i oal i Iperntors' Association to l.e the "largest production the field lias had since the week end ed De. einher 1 Ith. |<)20." Ii al? so exceed- the net iouagc pro? duced dining the satin- week ? April ,29, lojo-. by S.1.5A.1 toils. ': The demand for coke is not so active although there i- an in'J [crease of 2,505 tons'Iiyei the week ending April 22. Mill- ami foun? dries in tlie sieel producing fields arc closed down due to the coal strike, leaving the coke demand at a low eh. <i. D. Kilgore, secretary of the ( oal Operators' Association, i- oil business in the east and ii was in. possible to learn ju-t how many men have been employed at flic various mines since the dcniat'd for coal began It was stated that practically all of the mines were running six day- and all were reported to he employing men. Speculation as to the duration SOUTHWEST VA. FRUIT CROP DAMAGED 60 TO 75 PER CENT. BY APRIL FREEZE Peaches More Advanced Than Apples and Escape With Less Injury?Pears, Plums, Cherries and Grapes Promise Fair Yield ?State Sstimate As a result of the cold spell of April 21-2-1 fruit crops in South? west Virginia were damaged front <>0 to 75 per cent., according to a survey made by Henry \i. Taylor, of the United States Bu? reau of Markets and Crop Esti? mates. Peaches were more sul vanced than apples when the freeze came, so escaped with less injury. Pears, plums, cherries and grape-, have beeil damaged but still promise a fair yield. "Conditions in Southwest Vir? ginia," says the report, "are quite irregular, ranging from total t iil iii e hi low orchards to a good crop in those on high elevation?. This district will probably iiUVe from 25 to .15 per rent; of a full crop." Other parts of the .state weu not so fortunate but suffered less damage than was at first thought. Mi. Taylor states that it is impos? sible to make any definite esti? mate of the production for this] year before the June crop, how ever .assuming average conditions during the growing season, r-. ports from 250 orchardists in all parts of the state indicate that Virginia will have -10 per cent, of a full crop, with a possible range from .ID to 50 per cent. The ten year average 1910-20 is 6.1 per cent.; last year the production was only -1 per cent, of a full crop; 78 per cent, in 1920 and 51 per cent, in 1910. The production in 1920 was l.S.744,000 bushels ami in the production was 8,943, 000 bushels. Present conditions indicate ap? proximately 50 per cent, oi a full crop, which compares with the ten year average of 53 per teilt. In 1919 the nop was 6o2,000 bushels or 51 per cent, of a full crop, ami in 1920 the crop wits 1. (V>_\IKXI bushels or SI pel lent, .if a full croji, Many of the large commercial orchards will Have a full Crop, while a lew base been seriously injured. The prospects for fruit cr< jis are rather spotted, that is. there may be a total failure in some Sections and nearly a full crop i'l others. In general orchards' :n the yalleVS ami lowlands were very hard hit. while those on lligil ground and on mountain slopes escaped w ith little damage. Sniive varieties such as the York. Pip? pin, King David and Roman Beauty >viilistood ilie frost ami freezes better than the Wiuesap, Men Davis, Staymaii. Black Twit; or Grimes Golden. In many sec tious there was a light bloom .. i VVinesaps, and even where then was no freist damage the crop is small. , Frederick county which nor? mally produces 25 per cent, of (he total commercial apple crop iuidl which was expecting a htltltpC) yield this year, losl practically a'l varieties except tin \ ork. The early bloom was nearly complete ly killed, but the developement of late buds now promises a lair crop, indicating an average br the county of from 25 to -IU per cent, iif a lull crop. Alhemarle county w ill produce only from -III to 60 per cent, of its apple crop, but the peach crop, whicli i- the largest in the State; is very promising. The fellow who goes through life in a hurry is the first to slow up at the other end. and ultimate effect of the strike mi this field is one of the leading j topics of the day. Some of the leading questions asked are. what will happen when the miners ami operators reach an agreement? W ill the settlement lead to a greater depression in the Southwest V irginia field, or will jour mines continue to hold a fair per cent, of new business obtain? ed front buyers unable to pur? chase from their usual sources due to the close down? Men familiar with the coal in? dustry in this section believe our mim -, will undoubtedly hold a gu.id percent, of the new business '?blamed, and it freight rates are reasonably adjusted, could hold a much higher per cent. The high quality of our coal and the total absence of lahoi trouble-, tile- which continually clog the j wheels of eastern industry will be leading factors in convincing bttj I ers foi the large industrial centers 'that out field is the logical Souice 1 of stipply. All are agreed that a depression I will be experienced when a t~.it.il I settlement is made. file) also believe that conditions have a tendency for the better ami con ! fideutly look forward to a gradual , .m l mine return to normal. Arti licial spurt - due to strikes or otli ' ei unusual condition- alway leave a short period til depression, but on the whole the prospects of the South west Virginia fields are bright. ? Pur the week ending April 22] the \\ & YV. handled 40,487 ton- ; the N. .V \\ 1.448i the Interstate 53.627; the Southern .15;760 ton* and the < ".. C. .V < I. 55,874 tons. HI SCHOOL HEADS ATTEND UNIVERSITY EDUCATION A L MEET H. L. Sulfridgc. J. T. Graham and ; J. A. l.ivcsay Represent Coun? ty at Meeting in University City The fourth annual conference .it high school principals was held at the University of Virginia,May 5tli and 6th. The conference wa< at ranged l?v the State Supervisor ot High Schools, Mr. Hl G. Ellis. The central thought of the cpn fereucc was the high school prih vipal. Ills duties and responsibil? ities, as a factor in shaping the state schoo) system Several principals appeared <>u the pro? gram, among whom w as Mr.lt.I i. Wohl. Principal Petersburg High School, who discussed the work ot principal in a city high school. Mr. II. I.. Stilfridge; prin? cipal of the local school; who read a paper mi the "Management of a Town School." and' Mr. J. Ii, Mallonec, Principal of Crewe High School, who gave an excel? lent discussion of "What the Principal Expecti| oi tin- State Department of Education.*' Krida} night the principals heard two excellent addresses Oiic bj Dr, Morgan, Editor of the "National Education Association Journal." on the subject of National Tendencies in Educa? tion. Among othei iImiil;-, he assured the principals that lh< Pownei Meiling loll itc>W del re Congress had the friendly liiti'i est of President Harding ami would probabl} become a laic, This lull provides f,.v .1 National Department of I'.dlicatioli. Dr. I C. Metcalf, of the University, spoke on "Biography in Litera? ture,1' I If. Mclcall is a polished speaker, and his address was thoroughly enjoyed by eVc-ry one present. The meeting was well attend id. there being about jmc hau dred principals and Stiperiiiteii dent- present. Others htiendipg j from W i-c count) were Mi. J. I Graham, principal at L.:-i --ton, Gap. ami Mr. j. A. I nvsay';. prii: oili.tI at l Viebin 11: Chi ist Church Services Sunday. May II. Sunday School at Hi a in. Preaching 7 .In p. m. by the Rex A THOUSAND AUTOS PASS THROUGH THE GAP SUNDAY Ideal Weather and Charm of j "Queen City" Draws 5.000 Wise County Pleasure Seekers j Here in One Day According to Actual Count. According to the actual wann (.1 A. Sprud le, ?f this place, 1,025 automobile- passed through the Gap last Sunday between the I hours Of 10:00 a. ni. and 6:00 p.m. During the same time 11 itiot >r cycles, 5 teams and -10 pedes^.raits | passed Sprinkle'- pi>st. Rased on an average of 5 people to the car1 mure than 5.000 visitors \iewedi the (iap's scenery within 7 hum s. The flow oi cars reached n height between 4 :l? and 5 ,00 when 265 were counted, Tl.c lowest count was made between | 12 noon and 1:00 when onlv .,2 were noted by Sprinkle. I'rom'l .\ m tu C>:<Xt the trainee w as at its \ height. The statistically bent mind cd Sprinkle will answer an oil re? peated question in the Gap, and will give some idea of the stream of humanity that (lows between the < iap ami Appalachia on days suited t<> motoring. In three hours 6.17 cars passed a given point, each carrying an average of 5 pas-,cnger> or a total of 3,185. Sprinkle's report is as follows: 10 to 1 I a. in. 158 cars 6 pedes trans, 4 motorcycles, 2 teams ; 1 I to 12 noon. 7l> cars, S pede-trans. 1 motorcycle. 0 teams; 12 to I .1? .12 cars. 7 pede-trans. t) motorcy? cles, I team ; I :00 to 2:00 50 cars, .1 pedesirains; .1 motorcycles. 0 teams j 2 (X) to .1:00 78 car's. 5 pe destrains, .1 motorcycles, 0 team- ; .1:00 to 4:00 162 cars, 5 pedes truins, 0 motorcycles, I team; 4 .00 to 5:00 265'cars, 6 pedes trains. 0 motorcycles, I teatn;5:00 to 6:00 210 cars, 5 pedest rains, 0 motorcycles, 0 teams. I With the completion of the pro posed concrete streets the Sun? day and daily \ isih irs t.. tlie < lap will multiply, \'o wlierc in the county can he found dine-- e<pia' tn those leading into ami mit "i the (inj); With the steady How p>* i sirs during the busy hours of the day not diu- was reported by 'he po? lice department ttii speeding 11 will -nun In- time for dad In perch himself qii the hack fence and watch mother plant the gar den. The man who advertises hi honesty may deceive himself, hut never those who knnw hint. Subscribe t? The I'ust. clean-up day may 12-13 Every family who has friends or relatives buried ill the local cemetery are a-ked tn hung rakes.hues, mattox ami eery other kind ni idol necessary tu du the work. There is a line itif $10 fur throwing trash oil 6tll ei people's hits, or leav? ing it mi your own or in any part 6f the cemetery. Trash must he taken n-.it side. There is also a fine of $10 for planting honey stickle in any part of the cemetery. Clean-up days will be May 12-13. A concerted drive w ill be slat ted tu make the Gap n better place tu live in. Grab a hue and help ! EX GOVERNOR DAVIS Distinguishd Virginian ami Can? didate for United States Senate Spends Night 1 lere Among the prominent \i-iioi-. !?> the t lap bti Monday was cx Cioverubr Westmoreland Djivls, who i- a candidate fbi the I'nitod State- Senate, in the August pri? mary against Senator < laude A. Swaiison. I he distinguished Virginian is touring the Ninth District in the interest of hi-- race, which prom? ises to he as hard [ought as i,he Coming Congressional light he I w een Gebrgo C. Peers ami i on gressmdtl Sle.nip. M i Dan-, tin cu In- hal into the nir.; immediately alter leaving the Governor's mansion last win? ter. Mr, Davis left Rig Shine Gap Tuesday moruim> i u HONDS AND GASOLINE TAX FAVORED IN LEE COUNTY MEETING Jonesville Mass Meeting Favors Twelve Million Dollar State Issue by Vote oi 133 to' 9? Chalkley and Noel Make Elo? quent Pleas fur Bettei Roads Citi/eii's ..i Lei* county vein on record as favoring the i w'elve mil - him dollars bond issttc at loiieS vilic last Moiidav hs a v.,te:oi 123 to '?. The ..m ' i etil per gallon gasoline tax was also appiov-1. and Senator |. G. Sirgent and liep'resetftative W'.F.Dix rep.est ed t.? support the issue should Governor F., l.ee Tiinkle all a special session of the legislature for tin; pfirpose of reconsidering the bill which met defeat at Pu b in,.ml during ib.- last ttirni ol 'lie law- makers:. The meeting was one oi the larW ge-l oi it- kind ever held in Southwest Virginia. Judge L. \V. Pcnuitigiott, o f Peii: niiigtoii Gap. presided. John i W.el ami lohn W i balk ley, of tin- city .spoke for '.be bond issue Opposing ilietli w e< i lirown Wygal. Walker P.-.isor and I.. J, Hyatt. Ai the do ie (A the debate a vote was taken and resulted in a unaniinois vie tor v for the Hood road advocate-. Ti.c one cent gasoline tax cattle -ip lor a heated discussion, but ii was proven that the state's only hope lor bettet load- lies ill lliis tax feature. After the meeting Kepi c-cnt.i ? live Mix expressed himse't as be? ing entirely Satisfied with the re? sults of the meeting. "I am pleased with the decision of the meeting." he said and will do all in ins powet to ehrry mit the ssishes of the pCC'pli -ii .dd (i. .senior Triukle sail a special meeting of the legis'..Cm e i..i t:.e purpose of reconsidering tin: twelve million dollai boiid issue." Kx-Governor W esl hi .i eland Davis s\as in Jonesville but took no part in the ma-- meeting; but expressed hillisclf as being cottfi dent that the issue \vo;dd be jint through if brought up in Rich iiioiid again. He came to liig Stone Gap Monday evening with Mr. Chalkley and spent tin night. Why They're Whiskerless Little Boy "Mother, are there any men angels in heaven?" Mother ? "Why. certainly, dear." Little Hoy?"But, mother. 1 never saw any pictures of angels with whiskers." Mother?"No, dear, the men all get in with a close shave."