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The Big Stone Gap Post. tat. xxx mGjSTONE GAP, WISE COUNTY, VA., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21,"\m 6 Pages No. 39 Ilemp will make |lC stone his home pHEN term expires ||5 Not Sure "What Line He i Will Take Up" on Return |;;> tu Private Life Fj..AM>S IIASS1NGER; FLAYS PEERY Hhinks Joint Discussion of hi Bonus Question Should Be ?? Arranged Between Peery M and Swanson H n, GEORGE ROEBUCK HT In an exclusive interview with a Sii, :. ?:.f The Post Congress' B i . in Slcmp admitted 11?i - i:<f . ? thai lie would make his fu StL , iioini n I tin Stone Cap. lie nr m ihe city Sundny night ap B iiidisttirbcd by the storm HL in which lias been heaped Hin his head by the Democrats since BJ| Norton convention. Con BS.), itepiiblicnii success at the Kill; in November he talked freely K-', iri plan?, discussed Has B mill Hayed Peery. After manv B| faithful service to his dis liiih he has made famous jHl.nui I.I ihe United Slates, he was B i . .-, in || idiort time, be B . ii a to ii n private citizen. ffl I, Grateful In People H "I an. delighted to be bark in the Mi:ip again, even for a brief period," BD.. Said; "lilsn happy at the thought Uli.i 1 can <.ie buck to the Gap to Bud.,, my Imme. In retiring from Bn.iibli, lifo I do so with many regrets. Wlii. people have been awfully good B . inV, and I can never do enough B my appreciation." H "Wli.il line of business will you Btalluv .' retirement?" he was nsk Ba i (tot lire just what line I Bill lair up in the future, but there B.t> i iniiiijr things I would like to B I anticipate little ditlicultv Kpn I.iu uncut. Tliis, however, IS Praise, tl.i.inger |B In reviewing the political situation Bn the district he was smilingly eoii ?tidciil Veteran of many famous B k'lis, possessed of a personale Ht- thai sweeps Iiis followers from B . ' there was no doubt in his Braii.,I Dial llassillger would win a Bnaiipi'-ie victory. H "A- I., our political Situation," he B"*l ? '? "In Mr. llassillger we Bute one of the finest men the Dis cveir put forward. He i Blr! the antithesis of the nemncraiic || llasslager'a life is full 2& - to the communities in Bvhich lie has lived. He has helped co ieges, built community B>?aii , . hool bouses ami ronds.while ? ie Ii nocratic candidate's record on af' hliink, As to qualifications B>>td fitness, Ibis may he a question 0' ? lual Judgment, hut the ?twining of Mr. Peery on the bonus Bim -ii .i, might to condemn him with Bvery thoughtful person who expects B'*UI and conviction in a public S Quoin (mm Platform 9 ""?? platform that Mr. Peery IJJii'lepicd at Bristol was against the Ibonus. It said, "We owe a debt of gratitude we can never pay." Ever;.' P*.1.'??' i'i Congress from Virgill ? both in Hie Senate nnd the House, ? ''? d ni tiinst the bonus. The Dem? ocratic convention at Roanokc in ? t against it. After th-i coe ventinh that nominated Mr. Peery ?" ws publicly denounced as being ?Win ? the bonus, and his party was against the bonus and no denial was Innate-. Now Mr. Peery comes out paused and smiled. "We ougln. t? have n joint discussion between 'Im and Senator Swanson. At any ate it is the Bret light on his fitness lor office, twining to get votes." . ?r. Slcmp will remain in the DIs jj?l until the race comer to a close, ence among the workers and ";" stimulates a spirit of confl thnl people of the Ninth Dis ? I have tried to solve for years. * fnat leader, ndmired by friends unchti alike, he will retire private life n unique figure in '"Kinia's political life. -o '? she an active member of the ? wing club?" '?My goodness, no. She never has FKnnl to say. Just sits there nnd *s all the time."?Hoston Post. REV. HUNTINGTON WILL WED MISS GOODE IN RICHMOND ON 30TH A wedding; of much interest to Wise county people will take place in Richmond Saturday of this week when Miss l.ono Marie Goode, for? mer nurse, becomes the bride of the Reverend Paul S. Huntington, rector of the Norton Episcopal church. Afler their marriage the couple will make their home In Norton where the Reverend Huntington re? cently purchased the Keller home on Virginia avenue. BANNillsliCTIM OF CARNIVAL TOUGH AT WISE FRIDAY Skull is Fractured by Owner of Carnival Concession When Winning Streak Threatens to Bankrupt "Joint." A winning streak which threaten? ed to bankrupt a small concession on Midway at Wise Pair Friday af? ternoon resulted in the owner as? saulting <). K. Banner with a ham? mer and fracturing his skull. Banner is said to have displayed remarkable ability in knocking down the babies with base balls as fast as they could be sol up. When Banner refused to 0,11 it the carnival man grabbed up a hammer and struck the local boy .*? the bead. Hnnrier was rushed to the Norton hospital where an operation was found necessary to save his life. The carnival man attempted to escape but was caught ami lodged in the Wise jail.. GAP MAN HONORED BY ENGINEERS AT HUNTINGTON MEET Roseoe Waltz is Elected Presdent of Va.-Ky. Asso? ciation of Mine, Mechani? cal and Electrical En? gineers Roseoe Wolts, Superintendent of Power ami Mechanical Department of the Stoltega Coke and I'oal Com? pany, win elected president of the West Virginia-Kentucky Association of Mine, Mechanical arid Electrical Engineers at their second annual convention in Huntington, W. Vu., last week. W. C. Shunk, General Superinten? dent of the Stoltega Company, read a paper "How Mechanical und Elec? trical Men Can increase Their Use? fulness nnd,Thercfpre, Become More Important Figures in the Organiza? tion." Many other men prominent in mechanical and electrical Held at? tended the convention. In conjunction with the conven? tion a Coal and industrial Exposition was held in the Chamber of Com? merce building from the ISth to 23d, Special moving pictures illustrating the mining transportation of coal was one of the fcaturs of the Expo? sition. i ST. PMiTMLHAVE $50,000 SCHOOL $70,000 Bond Issue Voted in Lipps District ? Coeburn and St. Paul Will Get Im? provements Tiu- Lipps District $70,000 bond issue went through by a big ma? jority. This sum will be spent in St. Paul and Coeburn. A new $30,000 | High School building will be built at St. Paul. Many improvements will be made in and around Coeburn, hut the bulk of the money will go to St. Paul. MANY GAPITES ATTEND FAIR Large numbers of Big Stone Cap people attended the Ninth Annual Wise County Pair at Wise on lust Friday and Saturday. The younger set attended in the evenings. All seemed pleased with the showing made by the county. PROMISING YEAR WITH 519 ON ROLL Phoenix and Nightengale Literary Societies Organ? ized?92 in High School? 13 on Faculty?Prospects Bright With an enrollment .if BIO pupils, uf which arc in the llii;h School department, am! a faculty uf i:t, the Wise school has gotten started on ] what Principal If. Broadwatcr be? lieves is going to be the most suc? cessful term in the history of the school. The Phoenix and Nightengale Lit? erary Soeieties have 1? i n fully or ganixed and have started weekly de? bates. From then- organizations Wise will send out her debaters and orators. Last year they won first place' in (Mass I' schools for debat? ing. Fulton, second year hic.li stu? dent, was one of the sensations at the Norton meet, and he is already at work on his oration for next April. The Phoenix society i; com posed of boys and the Nightcngalca are exclusively girls. A spirit <>f friendly rivalry exists between the two societies ami Mr. Broadwatcr looks forward to some interesting and lively debates this fall and win? ter. Mr. Itroadwater is a graduate of William & Mary and is starting his second term in the Wise schools, hilling the war he was an officer ill the aviation corps, am) had jusl reached the "stunts" stage of ib.. game when Germany bad to throw up tht) sponge. In Wise he is regard? ed a.s an excellent headmaster and pal rolls of the school are delighted over the bright prospects for the term Jusi starling. i Reporters' for the two literary so? cieties will regularly contribute -lo? ries of school activities to The !'? ? in the future. WIFE SEES HUSBAND KILLED UNDER SLATE FALL AT JENKINS John G. Smythe, Was Show: ing Friends Through Mine When Fatal Accident Oc? curred While showing his wife ami a par? ty of friends through bis mine pear Jenkins, Ky., .lohn G', Smythe, of the Consolidated Coal Company, was caught beneath falling slate and in? stantly killed. Tin- accident took place in plain view of his wife. Many Wise county people went to Jenkins to attend the funeral Satur? day afternoon. Smythe was well ami favorably known throughout the Southwest Virginia Held. DESERTED BY LUCK POUND MAN DESTROYS GAMBLING BOARD After losing S.'t.OU ut n gambling concession at the Fair last Saturday a rather determined young man from the Pound became angry. "I'm going to roll them bails for another dollar," he told the conces? sion man, "and if I lose I'm going to tear this thing up." He rolled thorn, and the god uf luck held her1 nose in the air. The gentleman from the Pound kept his Word. He picked tip the board ami broke it into many pieces over a stump. Then, like most gentlemen from the Potihd, he went his way un? molested. PEERY IS BUSY IN WISE COUNTY; WILL [WIN EASY, HE SAYS Speaks at Coeburn Tomor? row Night and at St. Paul Priday Night?Mannagan is With Htm George C. Pecry, Democratic can? didate for Congress, is busy among his friends in Wise county this Week. He will speak at Coeburn tomorrow GEORGE C. PEERY (Thursday) evening at eight o'clock, and at St. Haul on Friday evening at ,-igbt. J. W. Planuagaii, brilliant Clintwood lawyer and orator is inak ing the tour with Mr. Pcery. Largo cro>V(ls are turning out to hear the two men. PIONEER CI TIZEN OF WISE BURRiED THERE MONDAY AFTERNOON .1. C. Richmond, a pioneer of Wise and well known throughout Wise county, died in Gate City last Sat? urday. The body was brought back t.. Wie ami the funeral took place Monday afternoon. Mr. Richmond was one of the oldest citizens of Wise. He was about 7b years old. COUNTY DONS BEST Bi? AND TUCKER AND GOES TO FAIR Splendid Weather and Huge Crowds Makes Event at Wise Best In County's History Fridny was the big day at the j Ninth Annual Wise County Fair. : With dust shoe-top deep the record breaking crowd milled about the walled enclosure enjoying; ever> thins; from the baby show to tin concessions on Midway. Dolled up in their best bill and tucker Wise county forgot the dust, the automo? bile jams, the September sun, the price of admission and all the usual inconveniences found where crowds gather. Exhibits Small Exhibits of county products were all too few. Apples were the mos! prominent. Large crowds gathered around thesis line displays through? out the <iay. .Most of the blue rib? bons in the apple field went to (). M. Vicars, of Wise. Needle work was also a mecca for lady pilgrims to the fair. As usual the bewildering stitches brought forth many "Ob's" and "Ah's" from visitors. The cat? tle nnd agricultural exhibits were both interesting nnd many. The Wise Coal nnd Coke Company, Dor? chester, had a unique display of black diamond and coke in the Fine Arts building. On the whole too few responded to the. invitation to exhibit county producta. This may In' duo in tin' poor fncilitla the fair authorities have provided for dis? playing products, but whatever the cause Wise county is capable of ?unking a logger and better showing than was made at the fair this year. The Fair Association had made pro-1 vi ions for many generous prizes, i any of which were worthy of effort; Midway Popular Along midway the usual carnival attractions drew the usual crowds. ; The shows, with ?ine or two excep? tions, were the usuul variety hauled around the county by carnival kings. T he high diver, the halloon and air? plane attractions proved most pop? ular, (in Friday the Appalachla blind provided the music, which was ! excellent ami plentiful. Hall games, horse-racing and motorcycle raring kept the visitor interested. More than 12,000 people were on , the grounds during the three days. Over 10,000 paid admissions ami '.slightly more than 2,000 school chil ' dren were admitted free. Friday was the biggest day, between four and five thousand passing through the gates. On the whole the fair was good, n ' credit to the Fair Association and Wise county. COAL TONNAGE SHOWS FIRST INCREASE IN WEEKS Week Ended September Id Brings Production Back to 56 Per Cent, of Normal Capacity After several weeks of falling production the Virginia Coal Opera? tors Association report an Increase of 22,823 tuns of coal produced in this Held for the week-ending Sep? tember 10. Cor the week ending on the ICth 1 I 1,100 tuns of coal were shipped from this field. Coke is re? ported as .1,6(51 tons for the same period. The Interstate Railroad shows n substantial increase over the pre? vious short weeks. The C, C. & O. continues to lead in tonnage hauled from the Upper Clinch district. The N. & N. is operating on less than half of normal capacity, hut the report Indicates the small mines around Wise aie busy. Hilling the week of September 111 the N. & W. hauled :I4,SU^ tons; the N, i- \. Ii, 118 tons; Interstate 3fi, 182 tons; Southern 32,212 tuns, and the C, C. * O. Ita.TS'i tons. With the paitial settlement of the strike operators predict a rise to normal production conditions in this field. The Southern shopmen at Ap pnlnchia have already relumed to work, and favorable reports from the Norfolk X- Western would indi? cate that Ibis line will reach an agreement with its men in the near future. AUTO THIEF CAUGHT Henry Kelly, of B'xg Stone Gap, Loses Car at Fair Grounds?Car and Man Found in Chattanooga Henry Kelly, an expert auto me? chanic employed by the Mineral Mo? tor Company, at. this place, attended the Pair at Wise last Thursday night and when he got ready to return home found bis new Ford car miss? ing, Police were notified and a search instituted hut no trace of the missing CHI could be found. A de scriptum of the car, was sent to all .surrounding tow ns 'and cities. Sun? day night Chief Hallen, of Norton, notified tin- Mineral Motor Company that the car together with the driver was caught in Chattanooga by chief detective, W. H. Ilackctt, and was being held for further instructions. Mr. Kelly together with Deputy Sheriff .lohn Quails left here Monday morning for Chattanooga to tiring back the prisoner and car. They will return here Wednesday. THE OLD JAIL AIN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE NOW CAMBLOS IS BOSS Some will say one thing and some will say an.ither, but the fact re? mains that Norton':; tabernacle duu g.i is deserted. The chickens, and drunks and wife beaters have Sown Maybe tin y aro in Wise for the Far, but they ale gone. On last Tusettay the old jail was empty. Not a pris? oner to be fed, not a curse to be beard. Some say it is because liquor is not sold over the counter. Some say it is Catnblos, new mayor of Norton. Others say the bootleggers are taking a vacation. It is nil a mystery, but Chief Dalton is out oil his beat. So there's hope. He'll lind a little meanness somewhere in Norton. ASHER BABY IS THE COUNTY'S FINEST BOY, JUDGES THINK Infant Son of Mr. and Mrs.J Charles Asher, Norton, is Oeclared Winner in Baby Show According to the judges of tha baby show at Wise, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Asher, Nor? ton, is the lineal baby boy. The youngster was awarded first prize in a fair Held. His parents were re? ceiving the congratulations "of friends. Several other prizes were awa'l ed. SUPERVISORS ADOPT BUDGET SYSTEM FOR COUNTY'S FINANCES County Financial Agent Witt Make? Public Bud get for Fiscal Year Begin? ning July 1st REQUIRES $77,900.00 FOR 12 MONTHS Budget Eliminates Guess Work and Places Business of County on Sound Basis According to n report just Issued by County Financial Agent A. I.. Wilt it will cost Wise county $77. 900.00 to do business from July I, 1022, to June 30th, ?023. This amount is exclusive of any bonds sold, and the figures apply only to the actual expenses of running the county. The Budget System was formulated by Mr. Witt and his as? sociates und it is believed that it will place the business of the county on footing with the best private busi? ness in the hills. Before they start the Supervisors know what it i< go? ing to cost to run the county gov? ernment. This year there will be no over spending by one department at the expense of another depart? ment. Wherf Ihr Money (io?. Many curious people have often wondered where their tuv.-s go. The following report shows what it costs to operate each department: Salaries and Kees.$25,000.00 Courthouse Expenses and Hepnirs . 2,51)0,00 Jail Expenses and Repairs 2,500.00 Poor Kanu Expenses ami Maintenance . 3,000.00 Maintenance of Poor..... 0,000.00 Willows Pensions . 8,100.00 Water, Lights, Telephone ami Telegraph Expense 000.?0 Ex |ieuses und Supplies for Clerk's Office. 2,600.00 Expenses and Supplies for Treasurer's Office.,. 2,500.00 Expenss Electoral Hoard and Election Expenses 2,500.00 Health ami Sanitation De? partment . 0,mm.no Expenses Hoard of Super? visors . 2,Ulli).00 C o u ii t y Agricultural School. 2,000.00 Installation o f Water Supply . 7,000.00 Miscellaneous Expenses.. 5,000.00 Total .$77,900.00 Heretofore there lias been in. budget planned und on.- department lias been made to suffer at the ex? pense of another. This year each department head knows what be can spend ami must keep within hi. al? lotment or have a good reason for exceeding it. I TEACHERS* INSTITUTE OCT. 5TH, 6TH AND 7 TH Principals Graham, of East Stone (lap; J. 1. Burton, of Norton; .1. A llvcsay, of Coeburn; E. A. liroad water, of Wise; IL L. Sulf ridge. Hig Stone Cup, mid 7.. T. Kyle, of Appalaebia, met at Notion last week for the purpose of outlining plans for the Teachers' institute which will be held at Norton on October 5th, Bth and 7th. The theme of the program will be "Definite standards to be attained ill the different subjects taught in the elementary and high school." There will be visiting speakers, representing state colleges, state normal schools and the Stnte Hoard of Education. KIDDIES HUNTING FOR FIRST CHESTNUTS OF FALL SEASON Saturday the woods were full of barefooted boys in search of tin- first chestnuts of the Pull season. W'i'h out any reported frosts the golden nuts ure beginning to full, ami the youngsters have displayed son a beautiful specimens. Prom nil indi? cations this year will yield a bumper crop. Trips to the Iliuh Knob are al? ready being planned, and camp lues of the early adventurers cut. be seen nfter nightfall. Be careful to whom you give ud-, vice. They might take it.