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vm. xxx _ _ J5G sto"ne gap, wTsTcounty, va., Wednesday, july 12 1922 - jr=rr--?-?-.- PlO. ZS REPUBLICANS SAY SLEMP WILL BE NOMINATED JULY 20 Race Will Lit? Made for Hini Regardless of Whether he is in District or Not?Has Been in Office 20 Years and Needs a Rest The unexpected announcement from Congressman C. B. Slenip to the effect that "linder lio circumstances j ran 1 01 will I make the race for Con? go's' again," has created a sensa? tion in the Ninth District. The state? ment wa- sent oilI tu all newspapers from Atlantic City last Friday, and tt,, Hellet is genet d that Mi. Slenip will refuse the nomination despite the fact that it i- though: that hit frien I- will nominate him ami make the i ice even though he does not re tun, to the district liefere fall. Alter much correspondence and nersoilttl confluences had failed t.i l.iitii bit friends to agree to his re? tiring In- seal out the statement. "I have tried to work this out trout It personal < ottfi reh'ce and through correspondence, hut all thai I get is that I will he nominated at Nottuti whether 1 desire it or not. I ii|ipieclhte the friendship and Mattery invdlvt-tl in the ituirpestions I have re reived, hut I simply can not yield in> cotivlt'tiotis in the matter,' the state? ment reads. He sa\- it is "silly to think that 1 ion tin- only Itepublicall in the dts. tii.l thill can he elected." Iiis de? nn,..nation not to run has led to much speculation as to who a logi? cal candidate would he. Party lend ris in the county say Mr. Slenip will tt nominated und run rcgardlc- ; of hb tateinciit. Such names us ('. C, ilyitll, of lUchlnnds, Lew Summers., I'. S Attoiney for the Western Diis tii.t of Virginia, Senator .lohn Noel ?rc being iilcntiiiucd as possible eriii aldates "> wise Mr. Sletiip hold- to la ilelrl initiation not to tun. the Kritiuy statement, sent mil Ii.ii. ttltliltie City, where Mr. Slenip has gone to rest, follows: "Congress ha- taken u recess and all members are returning to their homes preparing lor tin- fall cam paigli. It ha been generally actept. rtllhul I w.mld be a candidate to sue ce.-.l myself. 1 wish it were so til . I cutlld go on with the career that ill a wav is open to me, hut I simply raiiiirit do so, There is a limit to the exactions one can require of himself, Uhd I have leached that limit. "I am advised that I should take a I lone, period of rest and I hope my friends ?d! not begrudge it to me. Tu disregard the advice that 1 re? ceived might not he fatal to me, hut it h certainly unwise for me to do so. .'?>- friend of mine can or will, 1 am Mite, ask me to do otherwise than 1 fclil doing if they have any confidence it: the truth of what I say. I feel that I uu nbsidutely definite and positive statement is required and is that un-| del no circumstances can I or will 1; make the luce for Congress again. "I -a\ this definitely and positively! ? ".oi , I musi get the matter behind lilt mill becuttse the Republicans, of which liiere are thirty thousand in the -Ninth District, should settle down 14 the -election of another man with? out including nie in ally wav ill the calculation; "1 h'aye tried to work this out through personal conference and through correspondence, hut all that I get is that I will be nominated at Norton' whether I desire it or not. I appreciate the friend-hip and flat? tery involved in the suggestions I have received, but I simply can not yield my convictions in the matter. God knows I ,|? not wish to be unre? sponsive to any request of my friends, I'm surely twenty years of faithful >etvice, under nil circumstances of opposition, is an assurance of my own (Mod faith in this subject of such im portsnce. 1 may be exaggerating the friendship supposed to exist for me L'? d so it is because I cannot fairly Permit any chances to he taken. Ii ?- illy to think that 1 am the only Republican in the district that can !?? elected. 'Teery, outside the money he may advance, is the least attractive of nl! the candidates the Democrats have of? fered tu the district. He is nearly fif'> years of age and his life is not connected with any unselfish service of say kind, either to society at large, ?r to individuals outside of the nar? row ru?Kt of |lis business associa W?n |f he were elected there i., !'? service he could render the district, or state, ?ml on the part of the dis? trict it would simply be suicide. I "The delay in making this an? nouncement has been due to my de j sire to protect the succeeding nomi? nee from the burden of the prelimin? ary stages of the campaign and to clear up all demands on me before leaving, No individual will ever in? herit a belter organization than will the nominee of the Norton conven? tion ami in turning it over to my suc? cessor I can do so with a clear con? science, and with almost every obli? gation of any kind, personal or poli? tical,in a measure at least discharged. It i- a protld satisfaction indeed to re? cord ibis. While 1 entered polities largely because of filial affection, it ha- been .1 wonderful experience and a wonderful opportunity for which 1 am thoroughly grateful and apprecia? tive. In part return 1 have given the best years of my life to the service ot one party and our district and it can he truthfully said that our dis? trict occupies a uni.pie ami even com? manding position in the country. "In a final word let me thank those with whom 1 have been so long as? sociated and from whom it grieves me to the heart to part, and wish for them all every good that can come to them." TOWN WILL BUILD 18 FT. STREET ONLY ON WOOD AVENUE Not Sufficient Funds to Build From Curb to Curb?Prop? erty Holdres Muy Build Rest Unless the property owners on Wood avenue build the extra 17 1-1! fiel of street on each side of the IS foot strip built by the town it will not he built. The funds derived from the bond! are not sufficient to build the street from curb to curb. The Contractor has made two prop osilions to the .street committee. The first U that he will build the remain? ing 17 1-2 feet oil each side of the portion built by the town for $2.20 pel square yard, tin a 3.1 foot front? age this Would cost the property own ei ?11 ti.rilj. Another proposition, and one which is meeting with favorable consideration, is that the contractor v. ill i;ven up the present street and Cover sit nie with a two inch asphalt Iii lace. This would cost in the neigh hoi hood of fifty cents a sipirae yard, ami It is thought that this method will be used by the property holders. The bonds were signed by Mayor Hot.-h-y and Itcoordor Beverly on last Monday morning, and the money wai immediately placed to the credit of the tow II. Work of grading the first portion to he built between the Southern de? pot and town has been started. The contractors tell .Mayor llorsley that they hope to have the first half done in about forty days. HOLTON JACK IS PROVING TO BE A GREAT SUCCESS First Shipment ol Famous In? vention Arrives in the Gap and is Being Distributed Rapidly as Possible The famous Holum Jack, the in? vention of A. I.. Holum, Vlce-fVcsi .l.l.t of the Interstate Railroad, can now he seen at practically any of the gaiage- in the county. The Oral ship? ment was received last week and is meeting with ready sale. Healers in various Southern states are making every effort to obtain the state rights for the engenious inven? tion. The South Carolina ami North Carolina contract has been practical? ly closed; these people olf cling to take 5,000 of the jacks. Other states are after Mr. Ilolton for the exclusive agency for his. invention. About a year ago his car became mired in the mud down in l.ee coun? ty. Finding himself without a jack, or with a jack which would not work, the idea for the present ratchetlcss automobile jack was born. Since the first model was made mure than eigh? teen improvements have been made. Starting ahuut August 1st one thou? sand jacks will be made a day. Mr. Ilolton believes that his invention will finally be made right in Hig Stone Gap. One-quarter of the wage-earners of the United States are women. TOURNAMENT IS WELL UNDERWAY Handicap Tournament Be? gins Sunday With Worth, Stuart, Polly and Hudson Playing in Opening Match? es The handicap tournament of the Mountain Golf Club got underway .Sunday afternoon when Mr. Worth defeated Major Stuart and Colonel Hudson defeated Polly." The tournament will continue thru the week. Monday morning Josh Hullitt, Jr., won from II. I.. Sulfridge who had a Handicap over Hullitt of six strokes. The following is the arangement of the players as paired off by lots: Fox and Duncan; Sulf ridge and Hullitt; Ilolton ami Home; Wilcdx and Casper; Roebuck ami Kelly; Les? lie Polly and Hudson; Warner anil Stoehr; Worth and Stuart. Fox, Stoehr, H?rne ami Hullitt, scratch. Ilolton I! strokes oil U holes, holes ? to 8. Warner, Duncan, Worth, Stuart, Casper, Leslie, I strokes on '.' Indes, holes It, f>, 7 ami S. Roebuck, Wllcox, Polly, Hudson, D strokes on il holes, holes ;i, 5, 7, S, 9. Kelly, Sulfridge, li strokes oil 9 holes, holes t, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9. SURRENDERS TO POLICE AFTER HE HAS SHOT FAMILY L?h Bowman Shoots Henry Fields, Wife and Daughter and Surrenders to Appala chia Police?Released on Bond After shooting Henry Fields, to, through the forehead, over the left breast ami through the h fl hand, ami seriously wounding Mrs. Fields in the forehead ami neck, and shooting away the part of the nose of Fields' (laughter, Lou Bowman walked from Jay Bird to Appalaehia and surren? dered to Assistant Sergeant H. iL Bowman last Friday night. Fields will live, the doctors believe. Mrs. Fields' Wounds are hot thought I to be serious. The Appalaehia authorities would not say what the' causes w. which lead to the shooting. Itowinnn was immediately released on bond. JULY 15TH SET FOR COMMUNIT Y PICNIC AT BALL GROUNDS Every One is Invited?Come and Bring Your Basket The Sunday School Picnic which was lo be held at the Hall Park on I the Fourth of July, had to be post polled on account of the weather, as told in our issue of last week. How? ever, the committee in charge of the arrangements have decided that the original program shall he carried out on next Saturday afternoon, the 15th. All .Sunday Schools in Big Stone tiap ami vicinity are most cor? dially invited to be C e guests of the community at that time, 'the ball game scheduled for the morning has been omitted from the revised pro? gram, and the afternoon game will start at two o'clock. The races will take place as s,,l(ti ;,s the ball game is over, and to make these events especially interesting, a number of valuable prw.es are being offered to the winners of the various contests. All are requested to pack their baskets liberally and partake of sup? per on the grounds. Ice cream will be distributed immediately after the completion of the races, and lemon? ade may be secured by every one from several stations about the park following the ball game. The ice cream secured for the Fourth was placed ill cold storage at Norton, and is guaranteed to be in perfect condi? tion. Come one! Come all I Bring your supper, your better appetite ami good humor, with the determination to give yourselves and the children a thoroughly good time. Every endeav? or is being put forth to make the en? tertainment and sports attractive and enlivening. Add your efforts to make the whole affair a mighty success. Ninety-seven pel cent, of the pop? ulation of India live in the rural dis? tricts. MANY FROM GAP ATTEND NORTON i LEGION CARD PARTY I _ First Legion Auxiliary Pary Draws May From Appala chia and the Gap A large number from the Gap, mo? tored to Norton Friday evening to at? tend the party by the Indies of the American LegWti I'ost 1 13 of Not ton at the American Legion Hall. Tin- Hall was attractively decor? ated in the national colors of led, white and blue. Large baskets of summer Mowers and lighted caudles were also used in decorating. Mrs. J. E. Dunum, otif Norton, and Mrs. Josh I*. Hullitt, ,lr., of the Cap, gave a number of pleasing instru? mental and vocal solos during the evening. Bridge, Five Hundred, Hook, Checkers, Dominoes and Sei Back were played by a large number of guests at the small tables plated .-?round the hall. Messrs. George Ks-vr, R'ibt lira bam, P. W. Crockford and .1. K. Tag gart, assisted by a bevy of attrac live young ladles, served a dellcloll: salad and ice course with codec dur? ing the evening to the guests. Among those who inotored up from the Gap were: Mr. and Mr;. Halpli. Taggait, Mr. ami Ml' . B. -I Pre a t.it, Mrs. Donald Prescott, Mr. and Ml B. K, Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. .1 O. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Cochran, Mr. and Mis. B. r'. Warner, Mr. and Mr-. L. It. Wilcox, Mr. and Mrs. tieorge I. Taylor, Mr. nhd Mrs. |,. T. Win-ton, Mr. ami Mrs. A. L. Iloltoli, Mr. and Mrs. .1. II. Wainpler, Mr. and Mrs. Josh Hullitt, Mrs. Walter Shunk. Mrs. S. II. Goodwin, Mrs. r.u.dinc It. Lewis, Misses She. Dr. Karl Stoehr ami By ion Rhotids. Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Troy, of Josephine, Mr. and Mr S. .1. Gundry, of Stoiiega. DIRECTORS VISIT VA. COLLIERIES AND R. R. HOLDINGS D. B. Wentz, and Directors of the Stoiiega Coke anil Coal Company and Virginia Coal and Iron Company Pay Hurried Visit to Holdings in Wise County Traveling in a special train, Mr. D. II. Went/., President of the Stoiie? ga Coke ami Cdul Company, and the1 directors of the Stoiiega Che and Coal Company and Virgilila Coal and Iron Company, made a tour of inspec? tion of the various holdings of these companies In this section last week. The party also inspected the Norton end of the Interstate Railroad which is now under construction between Norton and Hiingor. The praty arrived on ho t Monday and left Tuesday. Among tie- plant visited were the Stoiiega, Dorchester, Glamorgan, Itodu and the new In? terstate Railroad. Mr. Went/, is -aid to have been very much pleased with the conditions found in Wise county. > SKRGEANT DAVIDSON SAYS APPAL?CIIIA HAD A SANK FOURTH Sergeant ?'. L. Davidson, of Ap palachia, never arrested a soul in Ap palachia on the Glorious Fourth. In spite of the rain it is estimated that fully 3,000 people were on hand til one time during the day. About .1st ens were parked along the Mutt when the parade started. Chief Davidson wants the people of the Gap and Appalarina to know that he is grateful for the support they gave in making a hoi-arrest Fourth possible. CHRISTIANS VICTORIOUS The Christians still retained their lead at the head ot the Sunday School League when they defeated the Bap? tists last Thursday afternoon by a score of it to They made eight scores in the first inning olf Lefty Vaughn, hut could only make one score otr Petlil who relieved Vaughn for the retraining .ig'.t inning-, tub? er games scheduled in the league were postponed on account of wet grounds. Innings 123 456 78fji R II K Christians . H00 Out) IU0 0 In Baptists ... 001 Oil) 1)00 2 i*. Batteries-Garrison and Livesay. Vaughn, Pettit and Pierson. HILLMAN MAY GO TO EMORY & HENRY AS NEW PRESIDENT J. N. Hillman, Secretary of the State Board of Educa? tion Has Been Offered the Presidency of Emory and Henry College J. N. Ilillmaii, secretary uf the State Board of Education, has been offered the [(residency of Emory and Henry College at Emory, Va. While lie lias not definitely accept? ed the offer it '?? understood that he will do so. Mr. Hillman made a bril? liant record as an educator in Vir? ginia, starting as a teachei in the public schools of Wise county. From that humble beginning he rose to County Superintendent of Schools ami Iben to the secretaryship of the .state Hoard of Education, Al the pie.,ut tune Mr. IHIIlllall is living in Itiehmoud. EXPECTS TO BE IN NEW QUARTERS FIRST OF MONTH New Home ol Lonesome Pine Motor Company is Being Completed?Finest ol Kind in County The new home of the Lonesome Pine Motoi t'oinphllj on K:isl Fifth drew i expected to be ready for uc ctipainiy h> the tli'sl of August. The building will be used as sales .i :.i I ei . o ,? tat hut for the l)ii ratil ear. which the Lonesome Pine people introduced into the county. In connection a Ailing stal. will he i>p< rati .1. KARA MYSTlFiES AUDIENCE AT AMU'/.U Gives Successful Demonstra? tion of Difficult Teats of Thought Transmission Kala. ' the man of a thousand eyes," mystified a large audience at the Aniir/.ll last night, when he called them hj their nlime , answered ques? tion! w litten not only in the theatre lull in tin' hoin..-, ami convinced the uudleuce that h> many years of untir? ing effort a laie gilt he waft able to pel f. I In - e difficult tasks. Kara does not claim tu he a lue. ilium oi to posses.*! supernatural ppw ei .. An oxutic flglire in the dress of ihe Orient, he passed through the mi? dien,.- and, after returning the en? velope i containing tin' questions un o'poiled, answered them and called those asking questions by their names. lie told several of changes in position, till vised mi a number of business deals, ami gave council on he.,, to several in such a way that every one would understand. While giving the answers Kara keeps ni audiehre in laughter. As ioon a la ha; seriously answered a question lo- Anils something perhaps humorous, hut not personal, in the next. I'OSTON SUSTAINS FRACTURED LEG IN AUTO WRF.CK Eddie IV ton, cashier of the N. & W. at Norton, sustained a fractured leg, and E. K. Ilolcomb ami two la? dies tie. h wounds, when u Franklin car driven by Ilolcomb went ovei the hank on Kelly View Hill about six ? ('clock Sunday evening. Reports were first circulated that Posi.ni iias sullVicd a broken arm and leg and that Ilolcomb was seriously hint. Examination at the Norton hos? pital provl'd that all with the excep? tion of Co lon escuped with only minor injuries. Tile car was almost completely THE BLUE TEA POT A special menu at the Blue Tea Pot Tea Itoom Thursday will consist uf: Potato S.dad Hulled Ham Tomato A spec Meal Loaf Beaten Biscuits Ice I'--.. Coffee Cake ami Cream Pie A-La-Mode Blackberry and Lemon Pie ? Circle No. 1 of the Woman's Aux? iliary of the Presbyterian church will meet at the home of Mrs. J. tl. .Smith Thursday afternoon at M o'clock. NINETY FIVE CENTS I OF EVERY DOLLAR IS SENT TO ARMENIA Near East Relief Challenges Any Charitable Organiza? tion in the World to Equal Its Record fo Efficient Management Collecting money ami clothing from Christian hearted Americans at a to? tal administrative expense of only five per cent, the Near Hast Relief shows a record for efficient manage? ment which they challenge any char? itable organization in the world to equal. ' Ninety-live cents out of every dol? lar col}ecied in this country finds its way to the starving Armenians and other peoples of the stricken Bible lands, according to statistics in the National Treasurer's office in New York, which are open to Inspection at any time to responsible parties. Not only this hut one dollar there iloes as much work as three or four ill thi- country. So efficient is the work of the or? ganization, that it can feed and clothe each child entrusted t>< its care for five dollars a month or sixty dol? lars a year. This is made possible by buying in huge lots by skilled pur? chasing agents. Frum a small committee organ? ized in 1916 in response to an urgent cablegram from Henry Mot gentium, then American atnbavsndor to 'I'm Ley. the Near Kast Relief lid . grown into a tremendous organization which collects and disburses where it will do the most good uioie than $16,000, 1)00 each year. T his week a campaign is under WtiJ in Wise county tu raise $ I,SOU to take eaie .if the So Orphans assigned to our care. If we do not take cat.' of the no little children, the overseas workers will have to turn the ciiies that are not cared for by the end of I the fiscal year out of the Virginia orphanage in Constantinople to I starve, 'they will have no other .1 I ternntive. II. tl. Ullmer, cashier of the I ii ?: I National Bank, of Norton, is tic, urer for Wise county, having Serve I in this capacity for the past three years or moo*. K. Lee Trinkle, Go\ er nor of Virginia is Honorary State: Chairman, Oliver J. Sands is Mat Chairman, .lusephus Daniels, cx-si-c retnry of the United States Nuvy, publisher of the Raleigh N.-ws and QbserVer, is a member of the eve, utive force-. All of the above men have given hours of then valui.blc time to the Near Kast Relief, and do nated liberally to the cause. In a speech to the Kood people of Virginia a few nights ago Mr. Sands said: '"In order to "adopt," one oi the little children of the stricken II, hie lands, it is not necessary to t l.e it into your home, .lust sign a pledge card agreeing to pay (5 a month for one jeur. When you sign a card it is assigned to one of the children In Armenia assuring its life utiolhei year. If you atop giving now, what you already have given w ill not hnve. been of any good. The Near Kast Relief has saved Armenia from tie tomb and if you stop giving now lb.- . Will die." All contributions ami pledges should be sent to Mr. Gllmer, Pledge cards can be received from Mr. tiillner or any member of the local committee. AMUZU WILL SHOW NIGHTLY Manager J. It. Taylor has annoum cd th?t the Amuxtl will he open every night from now on. I lining the month of June the play house was on? ly open three nights a week. Extensive repairs air being made and the theatre will l,c redecroated for the Kail opening. Die Rrs.1 it traction of the Winter season will he "The Angel Maker," a dramatic com? edy by George Roebuck, of this place "Footfalls," an unusual Fox pic lure will he the feature for tomorrow, Thursday night. Pres) report. on "Footfalbr" are loud in their praise of this picture which they describe as being a decided (novation in the movie world. -?o-?? Sportsman (to friend at track meet): "So you like to watch the runners, old man?" Sport: "Yes, 1 surely do. That plump girl over there has two in one stocking."