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VOL. XXX ig Stone Gap Post 8 Pages BIG STONE GAP, WISE COUNTY, VA., WEDNESDAY, JUNK 7 No ?1 Prof. Sulf ritige Suggests That Patrons Preserve Old Books or Purchase New One? Before Prices Go Up This Fall According to information which hi,, been receive! from the Stale Bosrd of Education school books, for all public school^ uf Virginia will be Cn to lift per cent, higher for the next school term, beginning in September. ihr publishers of school books claim that they have lost heavily on th< r publications during the wai pu null, and have made constant effort tu obtain permission to increase the price. That they have been siicccs: tul confirmed by the announcement of ihe increase in prices. H, L. Sulfridgc, principal of the local school, issues a timely warning to patrons in the following notice: ATTENTION Word has come out from the State Hoard of Education that the price of school hooks will be I'D to ?!!> per cent, higher next year. In view of this fact I suggest that patrons of the school see that all old text books ate carefully preserved* ail thev ma)' he used instead of new ones, there being no change in the Look- for next year. Also, I understand there ale a num? ber of books at the Kellj l)in!ij Company which mayN he put - chitted at the old price as long us tlu-y remain. It would be a good idea foi pupil- who know they will need new texts to sei? lt'they may secure them before the price udvatices. This ad? vance will take place July I. II. I.. SUXFUIDGF, Principal. SENTIMENT FOR $12,0GU,00U BOND ISSUE IS GROWING Shenandoah Valley People I urn Cold Shoulder to Issue?Balance of State Ready for Big Drive Richmond; June T - - (Special to The Post)-?With the nun politii .il up pulatment of Henry G. .Shu ley, a foi ir.er Virginian, as chairman of the Virginia Highway Commission effec? tive July 1, an even gl eater interest ill the early passage uf the (12,00(1, Dilfl bond issue is being manifested ?11 over the state, with the exception of the Shen?iidoaii Valley, according to letters which are being received front leading citizens over the slate by the Governor and the Virginia tiuod Koads Association Added endorsements for the spe? cial session und the pa-sage of the bund issue by counties and organiza? tions are being received each week. rh? latest endorsement coined froiil the Medical Association of the Nor tbeiii Neck counties calling on th.ii representatives to support the bond i-'vje. The citizens ol" Henry county, ?fter listening to tin explanation of the bund issue and what it means to the state, made by the Hon. Holioau Willis, of Koatioke, floor leader of the list House of Delegates, heartily en? dorsed the bond issue program 'it a '"Using meeting at Mtiriiiisvillc. Senator James K. Cannon, of Ith h r.ioial City, addressed an audience of 81)0 ut Luray on Decoration Day on the subject of the bond issue. Iiis t\?ki statement of the situation was enthusiastically received. The llle.'t ing ?BS in the nature of a celebration ?f Ihr |.ee Highway victory in having the luutr designated from Washing toll through Wurrenton, Sperryville ?'ai l.uruy by the last General A.,,en bly. Delightful Dance The Athletic (Tub of the Gap gave ? delightful dance Wednesday even ?'? the Armory at which about Ihirtj coupjen were present from the surrounding towns. fl.r chaperones for the occasion *'*'?? .Mr. und Mrs. E. A. Compion, of bunbar, Mr. and Mrs. lt. K. War of the Cap. The music was furnished by Tad rltman and his Novelty Orchestra d'reit from the Famous Zoological Gardens in Cincinnati. The orches ?i? has just finished a tour through ?'onh Carolina and Tennessee au.I ?te playing this Week ill Kouiiuke, a ''turn engagement at U. F. Keith's ? '?e?trc. U. D.C. AND COMMUNITY MEDAL WINNERS MAKE FINE SHOWING Arthur Foster and Otho Hisel Nearest Top?Both Pre? sented With Gold Medal Perfect Attendance Medals The medals awarded by the L'nited Daughters of the Confederacy for. Scholarship were given to the Senior making the highest average for the year's work: Arthur K?ster with an average of :i7.jr. per cent, ami Otho Hisel with an average of U7.32 per cent. Pupils in hte three years high school tanking the highest average for the year were: Parilee N'eely (hiirred from contest after having won medal last year* with average of III fier cent. Kuth Smith with av? erage of !?3.li per cent, and Jemima Willis with average of DS.-i per cent. Pupils in grades making the high esl aver?ge was Sarah Broadwater. The second grade with Miss Beverly Bane Taylor as teacher was awarded a beautiful picture for having thr fewest tarilies during the ytar. The Community la-ague gave the following prizes for perfect atten? dance during the year: 1st grade, Mill Potter; 2nd grade. Agiles Potter; Virginia Glljy, Poliert Wheeler; Sarah Hutleycutt;.'lrd grade, Cecil Wells; 4th grade, William Col? lier; Neil Witt; 5th grade. Kilmore Gilmcr; t'.tli grade, Charles Sim-.Wil? liam t'airiei ; I i yeai II. S., ijlhuer iii. adei ; :tid year II. S., Gertrude Sim- and .lemima Willis. RIGHT SHOULDER ARMS! LET'S GO! Uncle Sam's Got u Real Vaca? tion in Store for Any Young Man Who Feels Like Doing "Squads East" Again The Citizen's Military Training I amp- in the Thud Turps Area will open on .Inly 27tll and continue until August Ji'.th, Illil", during which time the young men who choose to allem! will he given lice military training f..i :.in.d of ?u days. There will he llllee CoUI'SeS otfeled the yollllg nu n this suilllliel as compared with only one course lust year. All young men who attended the Bed Couise la-! year will he given an opportunity to attend the White Course this sum? mer, ami even though they In- under the age required by the White Course this year they will not he burred on thai account. The following table shdw? where the camps will he lo? cated and the branch of service ill which a yollllg mail can secuie train? ing; Infantry, Cavalry ami Medical Corps .t amp Meade, Mil. < ...ist Artillery Col |IS . KortMonioe.Va Aii Service.Laiigley Field, Va. .Camp Humphreys) Va. Motor l l allspol tat ioll .Camp Holablrd, Md. There will he no expense Incurred upon those who attend the camps, as iio- Government furnishes transporta? tion to ami front tho camps, hoard, clean sanitary ipiurters, laundry, uni? forms and equipment including ath? letic equipment, plenty of good clean amusement, while the moral of the young men will he looked after by A i my Chaplains uf the several de? nominations. In order that the young men be given a chance to attend these camps from this state, a supply of literature and application blanks have been furnished the recruiting ? ?nicer at the Army Recruiting Station at No. lOlfi East Main Street, Rich? mond, Va., which will he mailed on re? quest to young men who desire same or they can be hud by applying to the Recruiting Station in Richmond) Ev? ery young man throughout the state is urged to take advantage of this liberal olfer made to them by the Government us the benefits that will he derived from this training in the open will start them on a career that in after yean shall be the crowning event of their lives. Send 01 call lot your application today, for to wftil may be too late. William Goodloe, who attended school at V. I,*. 1. this pust year, ar? rived in the Gap hist Thursday night to spend the vacation with bis pa? tents, Mr. and Mis. W. T. (ioodlue. Harry Smith, of Koatioke, and u class? mate of V. P. 1., accompanied Wil? liam to the Cap where he will spend several days. JOHN B. PAYNE WAS NEVER FALSE TO A FRIEND NOR FAITHLESS TO A TRUST SAYS LEXINGTON, KY., HERALD Blue Grass Editor Bays Beautiful Tribute to Local Dairy? man, Who Ended His Own Life When Despondency and Loneliness Overshadow Usefulness ol Brillinnt Career PART OF LIFE DEVOTED TO NEWSPAPER WORK Was One ol the First and Most Valiant ol That Gallant Baud of Crusaders Who Put Themselves, With All Their Hope and Courage and Strength Into Founding of Biij Stone Gap The majority of the people "t ol John It. i'ayiie, 1"< al .l.oiyn plare about two weeks ago, 'I>> >ilent figure who droppeil a iptart early hours of the iimuiiii", ami w; tattle they i einctnliei e<l him hecat They knew that his name \vuh| I'ayiie, am! that lie owned and oper? ated a dairy. t hat was all. | John H. I'ayne was i.? than that., lie watt a scholui ami u gentleman in, whose vi ins Itowed the liest blood of two continents. When his body reached Lexington, Kentucky, the town of his boyhood bowed "their heads in Brief, tempered by pride that he had called tin in fi lend." The Lexington Herald, a paper which owes a go at deal (if its pros? perity to hilil, has the following to -ay of John li. I'ayne: Twenty live years ay... a I tubs t to the day, we asked John It. PaylW to ret Ulli from Big St.me flap and lake charge of the advertising, the cireil; lation and the business departments of The Herald. He rinne and took charge of those three departments. It was but the resumption of an inti? macy based on blood kinship and con? geniality of tastes when lie joined us on the for,,- of The Herald. Kr?n? childhood we had been friends. In boyhood we hunted ami played and studied together. There was a long Interruption in our com? panionship due to attending dilfei. nl schools and college- and to ho gbhlg1 to Itig Stone Gil|?, on,- pf the first and most valiant of that gallant baud of pioneer crusaders who put them? selves, with all their hope and courage and strength into nie founding of that town. By the Inexorable wink? ings of the laws of industrial develop Illolit and of economics their effort tailed, not because of the lack of foresight, ability, integrity or pei ?istehce of the young men who left the other communities to establish in the heart of the mountains a city that to their entranced vision would ill time e.pial the great cities of the country. Hut the failure of the blight hope that had beckoned that groitp of youths did not daunt the courage nor dim the faith of John I'ayne. II. persisted with that same unfailing and unquenchable spirit that bad led his forebears from the hills of Scot V. i-e i. iunity knew little or until ' an, ivltii eiuTetl his nun life in this itiiisi mi tlirin In- a.ii a Itjtvi-riiigv ill iiiltk "ii iljeii ihiiii steji in the i- gone. W hen new s o( hi- death i-i- In- wit? tall. kin.IK and silent. land tn tin- shores of Ireland, anil I then a. i. s the sea, through tin- low. I luniis of Virginia ami across the mountains onto tin- eulle brakes of Kentucky. It Mas only when we wiote hilii I,, come ami undertake the task that seeme.l as uriliiou.s as any in which he hail been engaged in the uiountains. that he rctuiucd to Lexington. N'.. hours wer.- so long,no labor su severe, mi ililllculty so eieat as to hung t.. him even the thought of failure or to lessen his determination to make of file Herald a success. I'roin early morning, hefore the sun rose, until hit.- night, long arter darkness'Ihad fallen, he worked with a devotl..11 and a persistent ability that wuiild not la denied. It seems a far cry back to the day when he was not only in charge of the circulation, the advertising and hit', iness department!] of the Herald, but was In fact those tine.- depart? ments, and when from four o'clock in the morning till lute in tin- even? ing he labored at bis tusk, ami then danced and played with those to wiiom he gave hi- friendship ami who rejoiced in Iih companionship. When the Slice? of The Herald seemed assured he left its st ill and won deserved success in his chosen lie Id. Undaunted in courage, just in thought and geliei'OUS in deed, he knit to himself with unbreakable tie- the all'ection of those tit whom he gave attrition and won the respect of all. He was never false to a friend nor faithless to a trust. When illness came bis love for the mountain- drew him front the home of his people to the land his forbear I eis had owned for generations,and iii i the mountains, of which his rugged yet tender nature seemed a fitting part, be died, today he le ts under the Hlue lirass I sod by the side of those he loved best, I and all who knew him, whether ill ? mountains or ill lowlands, bow their head in grief, tempered by pride that he called them ft icild. HEAVEN'S A LITTLE OPERATORS EAT, [NEARER TO TRINKLE DRINK AND PP! IIN GREAT SOUTHWEST MERRY AT NORTON Speaking as Guest of Honor at Kiwanis Ladies' Night Banquet Governor Trinkle Pays Simple But Beautiful Tribute to Womanhood of Southwest Virginia Speaking as guest of honor at the second annual Ladies' Night bnn<|uet of the Norton Kiwanis CluU in Norton on last Friday evening, the Hon. B, Lee Trinkle, Governor of Virginia, paid a simple but beautiful tribute to the womanhood of Southwest Virgin- , iu, and characterized Norton as "the greatest town uf its size within the I confines uf the Old Dominion." The distinguished guest spoke for about ten minutes, saying thai "he had come to see and m.i to be seen." His remearks were confined to the Kiwanis activities in Virginia, and were non-political. Tim reception accorded him by the brilliant assem? blage brought a sincere --espouse and he declared that when he managed tu gel away from the cares of his of? fice and back tu the mountains uf the "truly great Southwest" he felt like be was "a little nearer heaven." j The Governor was in Wise county inspecting the milling operations. He j returned to his home in Wytheville un last Saturday. Otis Mouser, of This Place, Acts As Toast Master When Operators of Southwest Vir? ginia Field Banquet in Nor? ton Hotel Following the elaborate fun feast of the Kiwanis Club Ladies' Night, the Virginia Coal Operators' Associa? tion held tli. ii annual banquet at the Unti l Norton on last Saturday even? ing. Mr. Otis Mouser, of this place, acted as toast master for the occa? sion'. Like the Kiwanis Club, the coiii sell? ers hud imported raife talent win. fur? nished high class entertainment dur? ing the evening. Ambng the artists who appeared during the evening were Mi.-s Rose Bradley, at the piano. Mi i Agnes Wagner,a singer of glow ing reputation; little Miss Celeste. Bradley, and Miss Ho Btirchfleld, for? mer (lap girl, who has warbled her way to a place in the bright light-. K. .1. McVnn, a noted aftcr-dinnei humorist, was the steiler attraction of the evening. Governor K. Lee Trinkle was also on hand us the guest of honor ami made a short but effective talk in which he praised the pep and energy of this section. FORMER GAP VISITOR WILL STUDY UNDLR (? i-: L E B RATED MASTERS Miss Hannah Sargeaht Who Visited With the Muusers. Last Summer Goes to Eu? rope for Course ol Study Mi-s Hannah Irene Snrgearit, daughter uf Mrs. Uarliata a Ail the late < ol. John Surgeant uf fiOll (Hand view Avenue, Relieve, Ky.. will sail fluni New York i>n Jiiiic IT, accom? panied by Madame Teclu, Vigna, no (eil voice specialis.) of Cincinnati, on the Italian steamer Ouisappl Verdi for Kui"p., wh.lie exjiects to (petti) ii year abroad studying under >?>nn- celebrated iiiusic masters of Italy. Miss Saigc.mt will Ititlil at Nu I'l ?? at d Nyill \ isit tli?' following coun li'tl"! Italy, llrcocc, Kgypi, Swlt lai .1 and P.a.ail i. While at Ob eruhunergau, Ittivnria, she will wit lioss tin celebrated Pa .Mull Play, elt iieteil b> the noted Kiiropean artists at' tlir stage. Ilefore tier return to Atiierioa she will spend a short vaca? tion with leUlivv. in Kllglnnd. Miss Srugvnnt i- Well-known and popular amolig liic younger society full; of N'orhteth Kentucky and I iiii lnliiiti. Sh. was . du. uti.nl in the local schools uf Ihdlcvue and is a graduate uf llol lins College, Virginia, ami Ward Helnmnt College, Nashville, Tenn. Last spring she graduated in voice under the tutorship of Mailaiunie Vigna and since h:i appeared in lo M . Sal IVeant w .1 a v, .,(,.1 to the Cap last o to in. r at tin- hoi.if Mr. and Mis. lit. Mbuser atlll she ha- a I USI fl o r I ill tlui liap who ale REVIVAL CLOSES NEXT SUNDAY NIGHT 1 heme of Last Sermon Will Be the Judgment? Large Crowds I lav e T illed Tent Next .Sunday nicht will mark (be close of ..in- of the mo t interesting Ucsivat Campaigns that ha- been held in Hie Mola I lap in a long period DR. HARRY A I IIOMSON of time. Dr. II. A Thomson, who is in charge of the meetings, is without duiihi one of the most able, and con? vincing preachers, that the ptkiplcof tills town, and surrounding country have had the^ privilege of hearing. Ktich Mention that lie has preached' has been fdioefuL and his sermon Sun? day morning nu what the Bible says of Tin- St.ml Coming of Christ.was a masterly discourse, and created a profound impression upon his hearers. Sunda;. night lit. Thomson will preach his farewell sermon using as his theme The judgment, and it is ex? pected that one of the largest crowds that have yet heard the Kvangelist I will hear him on this occasion. At this service a free will offering will he taken f..r Dr. Thomson and :l is hoped the people will ( olll nl.ntc lib? erally. Dr. Thomson is ably assisted in his work by Mis. II. A. Thomson, personal worker and Bible teacher, and Mr. .1. I). Williams), choir leader. Two special meetings hive been ar? ranged by Mrs. II. A. Thomson for this last week. At the Presbyterian church* Wednesday afternoon at o'clock, Mr-. Thomson wilt use us her subject The Real Christian Life, and on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock she will give an exposition uf the Twenty Third Psalm. Immediately after the close of the meetings here the big tent will be moved to Appaluchfa, where on Wed? nesday, June Nth, Dr. Thomson will begin a three weeks cauttotign. NORTON ORATORS FINISH WHAT POETS HAVE LEFT UNSUNG Everything Good Which Poets of Last Two Thou? sand Years Have Forgotten to Say About Woman is Adequately Finished by Kiwanis Ladies' Night Ora? tors Th* Twentieth Century woman, unfettered, but by no me.mi unsung, was brought furth front the pantry to the lime light by the silver tongue,1 orator- of the Norton Kiwanis Club when that organization held it- >ec ohi! annual Ladies' Night banquet at the Hotel Norton last Friday evening. Everything good that inspired pouts of the last two thousand years bad forgotten to say about her was ade quatelv finished by Mark Anthony Comblos, Tom Brcnitnii, Governor Trinkle a ltd a few others. It was Ladies' Night. Men Were heard but not seen. I ale' noii, love? ly women ami song abundant tilled the owning The hamplet Ii.ill was a bower of mountain lauiel, or "ny", which spoke eloquently of the romantic nature of "Hungry" Kssi r and hi- decorating squad. They left left nothing to the imagination. Know big that proper atmosphere en? hanced the charms of women, they prepared a four-wall dell in which Borneo might have died happily. Behind the Governor's labte a huge "K", the Kiwanis emblem, was made ul blue and white electric bulbs, and the whole Was draped with Un American (lag. Soft lighting effects I calculated to bide the defects of men and cast a halo about the beauty ul 1 women i.ipleted the uigotiius dec? orating etfect. With this back ground before you mix numerous selections of dream provoking melody hot from the shin? ing Instruments of Witt'- celebrated orchestra, add about one hundred women fair to look upon ami hard to forget, assort them n- to blonde and brunette, match them in tile colli! ? which Hashed haWiioiiiduslybefore the eye; and then carefully consider the uncertain hut not uupleased attitude of the men who had begun to realize that the world bad something in it beside.1) striked and lock outs, ami yuii will hii've a fair picture of what llun gi> Ivser made a bare room look like1. Not in a long time has a more hril limit or mote representative a -in hlage of Wise county people gathered 'together to forget and laugh. The program, made up of imported ai list was a major feature of the evening: They came to entertain, ami that i; exactly what they did. 1'ioin Witt's orchesera, a home organization, to the ciinil ami humbroUs 1 >r. Scott frdhl up Boston way, every iiumbei was well received. Managet Sterne, of the Hotel Nor? ton, established himself as a enteret second to mine in the state with the splendid dinner which was served din? ing til eeVelling. BUFFALO WILL BE SCENE OF "SINGING CONVFNTION" SUNDAY Scene Will Rival Great Con? vention Held in (jap The next singing convention for Wise county will be held at Buffalo, between Big Stone Gap and Norton, on Sunday, June I Ith. Choirs from other counties w ill be welcome. Sing? ing will begin at ten o'clock and con? tinue nil day. The place selected for this convention is oil the pike mad and very convenient for such an tic eusioii. A large crowd is expected. Cards for Visitors Complimentary to Misses Mary IVabnoy, of Richmond ami Bethel Beery, of Lewisburg, \V. Va., the bouse guest of Miss Bruce Skeen, Mrs. J. B. Wampler entertained Sat? urday afternoon at her home in the Gap with three tables of heart.-:. Miss Ruby Kemper won the prize n beauti? ful hand embroidered guest towel and Miss Eleanor Baker, the booby prize, a vanity case. A delicious salad Course with ice tea, mints, almonds and ghurbert were served to the fol? lowing: Misses Mary Dabney, of Richmond, Bethel Beery, of Lewis burg, W. Va., Ruby Kemper, Bruce Skeen, Eleanor Baker, Grace Long, Ethel VanGorder, Louise llorsley, Juliet Knight. Mesdames. S. E. Banks, A. L. Holtoii and Mary Skeen 1 Brown.