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The Big Stone Gap Post
Wednesday,'August 16, 1922 Published Every Wednesday by the WISE PRINTING COMPANY Incorporated GILBERT N. KNIGHT..Editor LINDSEY J. HORTON. . Ass't Editor One Y?ar_ Six Months. . . Three Months 91.60 .76 .40 Entered according to postal regu? lation at the post-office at Big Stone Gap us second-class matter. Take it Seriously Don't ignore the great culnmity cloud that is hovering over Europe. It is a serious menace, nnd only a mirnrle can prevent the impending crnsh. When n prent structure is about to collapse people do not command it to stand by word of mouth. They bolster it up with the best mentis ut hand until permanent repairs can be made. Europe is in the position of the crumbling building. It is about to collapse for luck of adequate sup? port. The (rreat need of the old world is temporary relief. Without it the governments und people can not nach the point of permanent im? provement. The International bankers of the world have laid down the terms up? on which tluy will furnish the fin? ances necessary for this relief?for readjustment ami reconstruction. The governments, with one excep? tion, have indicated their willingness to accept these terms. France alone remains obdurate? insanely blind and stubborn?and without French cooperation nothing can he attained. The French are holding a two edged sword over the tiny cord thai hinds the future peace of the world. Will they lower it in honor, or will greed, viiidictivencsa and stubborn? ness prevail? Get Together This is uu time for internal strife among the American people. It is the time to pull hard, and till togeth While we are a self sustaining ra? tion ill every sense 61 till- wold, OUT prosperity depends to a considerable extent upon conditions that exist ill the rest of the world. We have a large foreign trade?or did have? ami when other counties are linan clally down and out out markets are limited to just that extent. NU one can tell when Europe will he on its feet, or whether it w ill ever he so again. With such conditions prevailing, it becomes more mid more Imperative that the people of the United States cultivate a closer spirit of cohension and unity of purpose, with the wel? fare of our country uu their ultimate goal. Only such governments as arc strong in right und might will pre? vail. Others will fall by the way? side, never to rise again in like form. Lay aside petty disputes. A coun? try prospers only us its people work in umity to a correct mid given pur? pose. -o As the Editor Sees It. lluw much do you know? Here's n sample. If,you see a new building there aie certain improvements you could have made had you been the archi? tect or the builder. The man who lays a new pavement doesn't do it right. You can point out the defects and tell him how it should he done. If the village dads puns a new or? dinance you can teal it to shreds und lay bare its glaring Inconsislen lf the school hourd udopW a new set of hooks you know of another i-et that would be fur better. And if the preacher points out the road to hell you even know of u short cut to take. How much do you know, anyway! It isn't the wife that so many men fear. It's what she may find out. And therein lies the fatal mistake so many men make?the mistake that leads either to n life of unhap piness or to the divorce courts. Husbands and wives should be per? fectly frank with euch other, even though that frankness leads to the baring of facts that are not entirely to one's credit. Frankness is the father of truth, and the constant employment of truth in little things leads to greateT truths in the big ones. Who is boss in the home? Most men would say that they are, while a majority of the women would in*i?t that that i? their prerogative It ii probable that in most vaies the woman is the bona?if there is FROM POVERTY TO RICHES AND BACK TO POVERTY IS THIS HERO'S CAREER From military honors ami riches \ to poverty and a pork bench for a bed is the strange transition in the fortunes of Captain Henry Donald Penu, of England. Ordinarily Penn would have been accounted among this world's lucky ones. From a buck private in the army he rose to the rank of captain and in addition to tfiat won even a greater distinction?that of drawing the winning horse in the Calcutta sweepstakes. That brought him a fortune of $150,000. But today Penn sleeps on a bard, uncharitable park bench on Thames embankment, both down ond out. He is penniless and consequently is friendless. Perm's story is a sad one. Perhaps his unlucklest .moment was when he won the Calcutta sweepstakes. But for that he might be well pensioned old soldier having a position of trust with some big Arm and living, if not in luxury, in plenty and comfort. Tabulated briefly Penn's life is as follows: 1898?Private in the British army. 1000?Won $l50,iM)u in the Cab cutis sweepstakes. 1010?Living the life of a coun? try squire in Surrey. I'.lt-I?Rejoined the army and was promoted to a captaincy. 1022-?Sleeping penniless and friendless in Thuines embankment. Career Ditlinguithed Penn's career In the army was dis? tinguished. As a trooper in the Twenty-first Lancers he rode in the fatuous charge against the Arabs at Omdurman and was awarded the medal of the distinguished Bcrvlci order for bravely in the face of the enemy fire. In 1010 be bought a ticket from a barracks room Colnrade for the ('al? one. But in leality there should be none. The happiest and most successful homes are those where mutual con? fidence and a sincere desire to co operate exists. Such a home needs no boss, al? though a guiding spirit is always es? sential. Leave the management of the home to the wives. They have forgotten more in the realm than the husbands will ever know. Europe reminds us of a kettle that wants to boil over but can't raise enough steam to lift the lid. The perplexed and harassed got ernments are growling ami snapping, and snarling at each other, but hcvei reach the point of an open rupture. Some day the tires will becu c - warmer, and more steam will be gen? erated, and the lid will lly oil and the munitions makers will be huppy again. A few weeks ago we were all ex? pecting Morgan and his bankers to advance the money necessary to put Germany on her feet. Such an act would be beneficial to the whole world, as it would remove the menace of bolshcvism that is banging like a cloud over that land. The deal fell through?at the time. But don't im? agine that is the end of it. Morgan and the other moneyed men are not fools. They know that if Germany collapses completely it wilt menu an? other war Immediately and the anni? hilation of civilization. To protect their own interests the money must be forthcoming to prevent Europe from Koing to smash. It will be nd vanccd?under proper ssufeguard and at the I ight t illie. Rev! Ii. G. Cook announced that he would prach on the subject of "Liars" and asked his hearers i" rend in advance the seventeenth chapter Of Mark. The next night he said: "I am going to preach on 'Liars' tonight. How many read the chapter I suggested?" A hundred bauds went up. "You are the very persons I want to talk to," he said, "there isn't any seventeenth chap? ter of Mark."?-Charlotte Observer, I went to church last Sunday and not until they started to pass the col lection box did 1 realize 1 didn't have a darn cent with inc. So when tin? man pushed the plate under my nose, I whispered, "I never give to mis? sions." "All right," he whispered back, "reach in and take so. out; This coll.-. lion is for heathens," K a bit gram. Sh: "Dick, were you going to kiss me when you puckered up your lips?" He: "No. There was same grit in my teeth. I was trying to get it out." She: "For goodness sake swallow it. You sure need some." The obstacles of life never bother those who push tbem aside. CUttu sweepstakes. He drew King I Edward's horse Mir.oru und Penn | j won the $150,000 prize. He quickly purchased his discharge from the army und bought a magnifi? cent country estate in Surrey near the ancient town of Dorking, in one of the .most picturesque hits of old England. There he lived the typical life of an English country gentleman, lie went to church on Sunday and sut on week days, like llorrocks of old, he rode to the hounds or looked ufter the tilling of his fields. The best people of the 'countryside joined hiin ill the chtisc. His money was ample for a lime hut eventually some of his speculations went had and he had to give up his country place and come to London. Here he purchased u tobacco shop and settled down to the life of a small tradesman. Speculations I'tiiU-d Penn tried lo recoup, hut his finan? cial manipulations went from hud to worse. At the beginning of 1914 he found himself a poor man once again. The war broke out and Penn | rejoined his old regiment us n ser- j gcaht. His previous military train- I ing enabled him to get a commission I and he rose rapidly to the rank of captain, The war ended and Penil was de- , mobilised. Soon his soldier's bonus i disappeared. Now he is a tramp - I an involuntary tramp ?going from j one factory to another seeking work. I Ragged and down and out he avoids the men who were formerly his fid low officers. As ex-officer in a crack | cavalry regiment he is too proud to i approach his former wealthy com- | radea for help. He prefers to hide | hiinsclf in squalor and poverty and i to live the life of "The Man Who .! There was a young man from the I ? lily. Who suw what he thought was a j kitty, He gave it a pat And soon after that lie buried his clothes,?what u pity. Grelghtoii News. Discreet men never tell all they kltow. It would show them up. j ~ BANKRUPT NOTICE j In the District Court of the Unit- | ed Stati-s for the Western District of Virginia in Bankruptcy, In The Matter Of .1. \. Sturgill, Bankrupt. IN BANKRUPTCY: To the creditors of J. A. Sturgill, of IJooley, in the county of Wise, and district aforesaid, n bankrupt; Notice is hereby given that on the day of August, A, D. 1022, the said J. A. Sturgill was duly ad? judicated bankrupt; and that the first meeting of his creditors will be held at My Office, in Norton, Va., on the HUh day of August, A. 1). 1922, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, at which time the said creditors may at? tend, prove their claims, appoint a trustee, examine tin- bankrupt, and transact such other business as may properly c?ine before said meeting. This August Sth, 1<I22. JOHN ROBERTS, Referee in Bankruptcy, Norton, Va. No springs to jump. No catch to miss. No need to handle nnd soil. No reaching to put up or down. Adjust with cord to any position you wish. it's thequolity window shade with the"Cu-Co" Cord Pull Come in and let tis show you Smith Hardware Company BIO SiONE ?AP, VA. AND Have you a good stock of tablecloths and napkins? Our stock is complete, our prices are low on mercerized napkins and bleached table? cloths. We have some extra good values in cotton huck and linen towels, Turkish towels, plain and fancy bedspreads and bleached sheets. 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