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1^=^=== BIG STONE GAP, WISE COUNTY. VA., WEDNESDAY. JUNE 21 1922 - 8 Pages No. 25 ICAMBLOS GRATEFUL TO FRIENDS WHO MADE VICTORY POSSIBLE IN GREAT THREE-CORNERED RACE jFormer Gap Man and May <? or-elect of Norton Spends Week End With Friends in "Queen City" While Resting From Fatigue of I Exciting Race 1 HAS ONLY PRAISE FOR OPPOSITION And Hopes "the Little Un? pleasantness" Which Came Up During the Race Will Be Forgotten in Interest of the Town 2 '(ot course 1 am satisfied with the l[ result of tin- election,'' Mayor-elect 3 t'aniblos, ?f Norton, lolil a repre >? sentative of The Post here Monday. I''And 1 very thoroughly appreciate 3 the support given lue by nearly half 3 the voters of Norton. I also appreciate i Mayoi Pieree's biter of Support;" B Mayor-elect CamhhiS arrived in I the Gap with Mrs. Canditus Sunday i ?ft?i spending most uT the week in i lynthburg where lie attended the Iii i stitute of Teacher;-, all otganr/atioli ! ut tl.e f'piscopal church. He left j Norton for l.ynchburn on the Gilfi I ttmn mi Wednesday ninriirng, ? barilly having time to receive the ' congratulations of Iiis friends tin bis 1 victory ol the night before! Return'-: i ing id K'iirtdii Sunday afternoon he mine straight through to tin- flap ?heu lie will spend a few days vuili Dlil 11 lends. Nothing Unusual in Victory Neithei Cumbhis nor his friends I were ;.ui prised over the result of the elect Um. "A number of tln.se who opposed me seemed sill prised at the result ?nil apparently tiguicd that there iuii-t have been something unusual about it," he said. "My list of eli gitilt- votei~ was practically eWrect mi i I und my supporters carefully l-kecked this list and believed that > would win by a little over titty votes.' A iiiniparisoii ut the total returns will give some idea of the thorough canvas the victorious candidates made: MoNeal, w|jo many thought id win .luring the early days of tiir rate, only polled I?SI votes. It v>ui thoiight that he would split the Pirree an,I Cuniblos vote to such an extent that he would he all easy win? ner. He lost his following over night, Slid the lace settled down to a liitht between Cainblos and Pierce, the in tumbent mayor, Pierce received a total of 1S1 votes, ami Camhloa JT'.i, which was practically a majority in a three cornered lace. Town'* Intereal l irvl Hue to his absence in l.yin lilnug he had hot learned of the storm of criticism Crawford's Weekly bad hen. subjected to. "I um soiiy to learn that some haul trelin,. seems to exist," he said when told uf a window being broken in CliWfrod's plant. "This is not good for mi) of us. There are always two oi more sides to every question mid I, for one, do nut question any man's huhe.^t opinion, 1 know a great iiimi htr tit splendid citizen; who voted against nie. They bad adequate reu "ul.i and I respect them for voting their opinions. There are always lit? tle unpleasantnesses over an elect inn, hut these should be forgotten ill the interest of the town." Cambtos is well known in llig Stone. He practiced law here before H?ing tu Norton to make his home. | His victory was hailed with delight '?rie und his numerous friends wish I him all tile success Iiis new oltice can hting. CLINTWOOD ELECTS NEW EMAYOR Clintwood, Va., June ID.?J. K. Daiurun was elected mayor over ('. .1. Mullins, the present incumbent, in the municipal election held here Tues? day. Mayor-elect Uamroti made his light tor election upoij a straight out and "it luw enforcement platform, an? nouncing that if elected he would go "tier bootleggers ami drunkards with gloves oil. The women voters rallied to hii eause und it was due to theil "ion-i that he won. v r-u *>eep in touch with the world it )'ou don't want to be touched. I beauty that is skin deep seldom j '?des. It washes away. PEERY VISITS SCENE OF FUTURE BATTLES The Mori, Ceorge C. IVery, Dem? ocratic nominee fi>r Congress, j ?peilt last Thursday nielli in Nur- | The I.l?cratic standard hearer was confident that the "Fighting Ninth" would make po? litical history this Fall. While in Norton Mr. I'eery met a large uumher of political and peisi.nal friends, who pledged their support. The Democratic candidate is j making a trip over the Ninth Dis trhjl preparatory to the Kali cam- j paign. BIG STONE WII,f HAVE "TOTE AND TREAT" 4TH OK JULY Sunday Schools of AH dap Churches Will Join in Mon? ster Picnic at Ball Grounds July 4 th? Lots of Pink Lemonade, and its Free, Kids I'builli of July, sane, gtiilless and hluodle- with the ancient and hon? orable pink letnoiiade in the stellet! ll>le, is going to he Hie Stone's way I of observing the gidriutia Ith. All the churches, or Sunday schools of all the churches, have joined hands to promote a monster picnic at the hall grounds fill the day. At a spe? cial meeting at the town hall Monda> evening all plans were perfected; and it wiis decided that the ice cream, lemonade and ice water would he tree. Think of it, l.ids! It's bettei than a circus! And the eats the ftied chicked and potato salad ami deviled angel food, ur whatever they ? all it, will he a tote and treat affair wherein if you bring pickles and yoiii neighbor brings olives, you swap about after the manner of ancients. And for1 the reilow whose larder i waiped under the crimp of fell eir cuniHtances, provision will he made. The idea, though, is fol every one to till the old laundry basket with hoih-d eggs and fried chicken, et ce? tera, and lit.? Uli down,heilig sure to leave grouches, pet political theories mill other useless exccssuries in barn. It i- going to he a big day- -just Uf hie as the folks here in Hig Stone tlap waitt it to be. There will he gables', in. hiding a pan of hall games between teams of the local Sunday School League, and "King Ar..und Itosic" foi the kiddies. There will he ample shade and shadows fur courting population, a place to whittle and . haw for the older boys who might want to light tin- battle of Hull Run over again, and lots of room lor those who like to roam across fields in seureli of a fo?l leaf clover. An invitation has been extended to all Churches and Sunday schools I in this section, und they ale expected to come in (heir he.-t bib und tucker, fur this is going tu be a celebration like unto those our aucesters walked nigh about all day to attend. IIa- all an will begin promptly at Ifl o'clock on the morning of July 4th. '(let grub leady und come on iluwi 1'. S. He Stire to leave the hot drops on the mantel, for you ale here by solemnly warned that the lemon? ade is free! FUNDS SOLICITED For Improvement in Glencoe Cum?tery Hig Stuiie Cap, Va., May J7, 1922. Ueur Sir: An elfoi t is now being made by a committee to better the condition of the cemetery here and we ure asking you for a donation towards u fund we are trying to raise for that purpose. We are also asking each lot owner t > semi to this committee what money they wish spent on their lot euch mouth for the next six months with the instructions how you want it spent.. By this means we hope to employ a man to take charge of the cemetery as Well us to improve the driveway. Very truly yours, MKS. J. L. McCOUMICK, Chairman SEES SWEEPING DEMOCRATIC VICTORY IN 9TH THIS FALL Harry Flood Byrd, Chairman of Democratic State Com? mittee, Declares People Are "Tired and Sick" of Hard? ing Administration. Hon. Harry H.>...l Byrd, of Win ehester, Virginia, chairman of the deinoCratiti state committee, was in Norton bit last Thursday night. Mr. Byrd expects to spend a great deal of the time in the Ninth distri.-t between how and the November election in the interest of George C. Pcery, demo? cratic nominee for congress. Mi. Ityrdj who is n close observer! of political events, firmly believes that November will witness a sweeping Democratic victory in the Ninth and throughout the nation. He declare that the people are tired of the Hard? ing administration ami the Republi? can congress. "Mr. Peery will carry bis party to victory," Byrd .-aid. "He is a great Candidate, a brilliant lighter ami the Ninth is lining up solidly behind him." According to Chairman Hyrd the famous Ninth is "preparing to throw off the yoke of Republicanism" in no uncertain way. A feeling of optimism and hopefulness i- being experienced from the smallest to the greatest leader in the distiiet. MRS. GFORGF. JENKINS SUCCUMBS AFTER LONG ILLNESS IN NORTON Is Buried in Norton on Mon day Afternoon?Many Ap palachia People in Atten? dance at the Funeral? Leaves Large Family Mrs. George Jenkins, wife of the vice-president of tin- r'irst National Rank of Appalachia, died Iii the Nor ! ton Hospital Saturday night, and Was] burled in Highland cemetery, Norton; Monday afternoon. Tin- ill.9 which' resillted in her death extended over a long period. About two iveekf ago the doctors had given up hopes of her recovery, hut she rallied and it was thought lor a while that she would recover. .She lived in Norton many yein be? t?re going to Appalachia, where Ml Jenkins had accepted a position with the bank. Sh ewas known and loved throughout the county ami her los; will be mourned by many Besides tier husband she is survived by several children, nearly all of whom make their home- ill Appala? chia. CALL MEE TING OF MASONIC LODGE There will be a call meeting of the local Masoiiic lodge on next Saturday night foi the purpose of conferring the master degree on a Couple of can ilidafea, and every Mason belonging to the lodge as well as those of neigh? boring lodges are cordially invited tn he present on this occasion. ??onie good speaker- will he present ami refreshments will be served, Subscribe to The PoSt. SCHOOL BOARD BUYS FURNITURE FOR NEW HI SCHOOL Last Word in School Equip* ment is Purchased for New High School Building Heating a n d Plumbing Materials Arrive ? Con? tracts Will Be Let The Hig Stone (Jap School Board Has purchased the equipment for the new $45,000 llik'h School addition, which will he ready for occupancy when the Kult term opeliS in Septem? ber. The new equipment is said to be the lust word in modern school fur? nishings, and will cost approximately $?1,000. The purchase uns made by the members of the board anil II. I.. Sill fridge, principal of the school. The equipment includes, among oth or things, the new tablet chair or desk. The requirements of every room in the building are provided for, and shipment is expected to la? titude within thirty days. Those attending the meeting of the hoard ,wbeu the furniture was pun-based were: Dri J. \Vi Kelly) Chairinuii; In. J. A. Cllmer, J. S. Hamiden and 11. I.. Suifridgc. Ileatiilg and plumbing mutet ials have arrived for tin- building and will he let out on coniract from the school hoard. As yet the contract bus not been awarded. MAYOR QUILLEN OF COEBURN CONTINUES TO HOLD HIS OWN Doctors Believe He Will Re cover?Is Resting Well and Remains Cheerful ami Op? timistic ? Whole Town Shocked Over Shooting Doctor^ now believe that Mayor Qujlleii, of Coehuiii, who wa shot four limes by John King,of i ha: plui on l i t Tuesday morilliig, will recover. lie Wa- rushed to the I'oeh.lMI ho pital liiilnedlately after the 'hooting last Tile-day and at that time little hope was entertained for his recover). Quillen was shot by Kinn because the formet'buil sentenced Kim ' to the reformatory. King is a highly respected citizen of the town and litis wolked for the V, I., I'. .V f. Co. fill a good mail) year.-. The shooting of Quillen .'ii the day of the election Was u severe slim k to the cltl/ells of the town who respected both pal tics invoiced. King was placed in tail and held without bond. It is believed thai Ills lawyers will institute a |dea of it, unity when the ease conies into court Confesses to Bigamy In Mayor's Court John Galloway's Kentucky wife fussed at him. He quit bei und came to Virginia and niarrled another. When faced with the chaige in the mayor's court here tin- week, he eon lessed and was seilt tu V\ ire for tilt grand jury. The minimum ?eiitei.ee i- ttvu yeais in the penitentiary. POPULARITY OF "BLUE HOLE" SOARS WITH MERCURY Lure of "The Ole Swimmin1 Hole" is Irresistible, as Ther? mometer Gaily Registers Around 90 in the Shade With mercury batting a mean av- | trage of about no in tin- shade, the flit ones and tin- lean bites, tin- -bint ?nd the long ones were all grabbing Last year's faded bathing suits and nuking a bee line for the democratic twines* of the "Blue Hole" last week. "Sweet youth" and partly middle Ige laid by the pencil and the shovel tu lind forget fulness in a plunge. Must of the Swimmers boast more of their feats of endurance than of their ;,ue inspiring lines. Th,- Grecian per-* fri t ion of figure was noticeable for | its absence, but the banks of the Blue Hole is not a bad place to loaf if the row of shining ball heads on the batik is a criterion to go by. With each summer coiriei many improvements to the bole. If the j ingenuity of Lane -Miller and few others continues to manifest itself I in tloats, springing boards, bath hous- j es and board w alks, the day is not far | olf when the "Blue Hole" will no Ion-1 gcr be tbe haunt of "Skinny" and | Iiis gang, Inn a real bathing bfeachi Hut it is democratic enough today clean, a hive of fun ami neat of good cheer. Thirteen-year-old dare devils tut a death defying dips from the dangling rope ami wall, tlie plank for a dive below. The fat nu n bast and naif joyfully away in the sunn' Shallow waters. Now and then B pan swims aristocratically in a little world all theii own, but most of the gailg is of, for and by the gang, and splash ami gurgle happily with "Skilly" and his portly paw. Last Saturday was .1 large occa? sion. Dr. Stoehr, of the Kelly Drug Company, was located right in the middle of a churning dozen boys. Not far away J. o Smith, of the Cen? tral Supply Company, was having the time of his busy life. Henry r'ord Wren goes down occasionally and makes them all dizzy with his dips and turns. Most every one goes that can, for during these hot summer days the standing invitation reads: "Come on in, the water's tine!" I I MOUNTAIN DELEGATION BRINGS MEMORIES OF NORTON CAMPAIGN _ TO BILLY SUNDAY AT MORRISTOWN REPEUBLICANS WILL NAME THEIR MAN JULY 20 1 II The Republicans of the Ninth District will nominate a candidate I in Norton on July lioth to. oppose j the Hon. c. c. Peery In the Con gressional race this fall. It i- understood that Mr. Sie in p I has -aid that he would accept the j nomination if his party wanted hiilt. This will make null and void numerous rumor, to the elicit that tin famous congressman had be ?onie Wintry of the life and had laid I liy the political lute. Mil in.-ii. Is claim lie will pi iv a lively til lit' before the ballots are CHRISTIANS WIN OPENING GAME OF CHURCH SERIES Wallop Sprinklers in Spectac? ular Irn Inning Battle I lefc Saturday Methodlsl and the Chri titthsi resulted1 in it victory for the latter Saturday iiftoi i. hi, ., icore of ? to J, Inn ii ' tool, toji innings to dr. ide the game. While all engaged in the game Well- I litr'ietl> amateur, of local taleitt some speciniliiar plats v.,-,,. in evidence ad through the contest. The outslaitilill? features Were the pitching, of (iarrisiiii, fielding of Hank at third, extra Im c clouting of |I,H liiiig. Hill t'otiiir and Titri Live uy, who with th. it war clubs Ii?: me.I h. tviiv in the lilli gelling. Long | il.:' the Methodisifc' six hits I a Imiiie run. two h.n,gel ami a single while I'oti. i for the Christians lifted one ot. .- Stacy's1 in-id fin four bases ill the lentil hilling. Luc lay'.- swat Cor ihi'i e lijks lo right field (??-ultcd in untieing 'In- icore, coining in after] .latch of iiifiehi lit (iiirrisoii wliitfiil Iwvlve of the] Meillodi i? .nid spoiled their chances several tiiliM t.. score b> striking; the ne\t Iavii hiiters up when ineil tv'ere 1 on buses'. A. a result of this Ihe Chri tilth's had veiry little iinichl work til lio. l h. Methudists put tip a good I liel.iing game in Lite iiijield, having lift Con assists i.. (heil crt dit. The second game of the league will he played tlti.- afternoon between the Presbyterians and the Hnptlsts, two! games b.-tne pluyed each week until the ied'Jon closvs. A complete, sclied tile is published in this issue. Christian* Ali It II I'll A K Polier, i: -.'.U ... I I :.' 11 II Potter. II ,.-f. . ; . ,5 1 (i ? n ii Unkel", i Ii . . . f. ii '.! ii ii ii I tiilly, :tb. 0 1 :! ;"? o ii I Potter. W..lf . . a I 1 II I? Methoditti ai: u ii l'(? a i: Hamiden, c. .. . I I) n a 0 i) Yoiiell, ss. 5 (i i t n Spivi-y, lib. i i l> ? ti 2 T'ayloi, Uli. ? 0 '_' l! 1 0 Hanks, lib .... i i) n i 5 i Long, if. i II 0 1 1 (I Lane, p . i (I 0 1 i u llauinionds, cf. . It '< \ i) ? ? 2 i 'J Stacy. If. 1 n n 2 (( 0 Innings 12 3 \ rj 7 ? n in It II R Christians n n n i o n ii ii t :t .?? h 8 Methodists!) o o 0 I o u in n > ? o HELL) DISTRICT MEET? ING AT COF.BURN On last Thursday a number of the women of the Missionary Society ac? companied Mis. II. a. W. Skeeli to Coeburn.where she, as Rig Stone (iap District Secretary, held a "group meeting" of the district. Splendid reports were given by all auxiliaries represented. Rig Stone Cap has ev? ery reason to be proud of its district secretary. They had the pleasure of having with them Mrs. L. A. Tynes, the correspom|0ig secretary of the Women's Missionary Conference. 1200 Wise County Admirers of Great Evangelist Jour? ney to Morristown Sunday to Hear T hree T ypical Ser? mons by Noted Divine TWO SPECIAL TRAINS NECESSARY Witt's Band Heads March From Depot to 'Tabernacle Where Section is Reserved Tor Visitors In ii short; characteristic talk,Hilly Sunday, world-famous evangelist; welcomed the Wise county delegation to the tabernacle in Morristown, Tenth, last Sunday morning. This delegation, liiore than twelve hun? dred Strong, r.?se tu their teel wh.-n Mr. Sunday asked them tu statu) ii|> and let Morristown net a look at jibii pie who "do things." "Your presence here," Mr .Sunday -aid, "brings back memories of the goood people of Norton. \\her.1 I go I tell the folks about Nor/ton and Wim- county. In my twenty i> years of preaching 1 never went a town that raised their money iii quickly as those people up in Wise county." The popular "Hhody", sihgel national deputation, welcomed t lie delegation in behalf of tin- people of Morristown and the Kill) Sunday party. Mr. Ithodenhenver's tall, was full of praise for the mountain vi-n or-. 1 pon request from some One, in tin- delegation In- ami Sirs, A Ii worth sting "The Hid Rugged Cross." The huge tabernacle, which will hold 10,0(11) people, wu- III led during the morning services; Special seats hud h. en reserved to, the Wise coun? ty visitors; Upon reaching the depot they inarched to tint tabernacle, lead by Wilt's eelelnated Norton hand. I'he line of inarch gave some idea of the frn-nds Hilly Sunday hail left in Wise County. Hoth special trill in Were crowded to the limit, many find? ing it necessary to stand during the long trip from Appaiaehia Iii Morris The excursion was run in two see tions. I'he lir-t -.-.lion left Appula . hia at !>:!& Sunday morning and at lived in the tabernacle city around II o'clock. The first section did llVit make any stop- aftei leaving Kust Stone tlup. At Hull's Clap it was con? solidated with the second section and arrived in Monistowu on lime. Im? mediately after the night services this' special began the homeward trip, ni ? living here about 4:30 Monday liiorn Ovei a hundred people living in Hit; Stone tiap made the trip Norton ami Appaiaehia sent large delegations, many of whom were converts of the great evangelist when he Conducted In historic meeting in Morton last Summe ri THREE DAUGHTERS OF SENA TOR R. E. CHASE NARROWLY ESCAPE Touring Car Driven by Miss Ruth Chase Plunges 30 Yards Over Embankment Near Clint wood?Only (hie Escapes Inuries Clintwoud, Vu., June If.. A secl? ous automobile accident pecurred yesterday afternoon between Clint wood and Fremont when tin- Ini e touring car of Senator Itolnhd K Chase went over a steep fembnnkhieut ami tolled into the creek, a di - n of thirty yards, severely wounding Miss I'.uth Chase, who was driving tin- car, and her two sisters, Mis-e, Lena and Sarah Kate, til! daughters of Senator Chase, and almost coin ph-tely demolished the car. A youiig lady visitor, who wus also ill t'.e etil escaped with only a few scrnt. hes uboiit the face. The injured young ladies were brought to Clihtwood Immediately . > ter the accident and their wounds dressed. It is not thought that any of them are fatally injured. SULFRIDGE IN EAST ON BUSINESS Ii. L. Sulfridge, principal of the High School, is in the eastern part of the state on business. lie wM visit Bl?cklb?rg, Williamsburg, Koanoke and Hri.stul before he returns to the (ia|> this week.