COUNTY NOW LEADS
STATE IN HI SCHOOL
County Hat Advantage of
Better Teachers, Better
Equipment, Better Super?
vision, and More Carefully
Planned Courses, Writer
According to a writer in Craw?
ford's Weekly, the schools of Wise
county nre second to none in the
state. Basing his article on n re?
cently issued statistical report deal?
ing with fully accredited public high
schools in Virginia he makes some
interesting comparisons between
Wise county schools and those of
other counties of the state.
"All accredited high schools," the
article says, "ore required to meet
certain definite standards in respect
to course of study, teaching force,
equipment, length of term nnd stan?
dards in the elementary schools
which high schools, not accredited,
do not attain.
"The accredited schools, therefore,
make up the best type of schools i n
"Leaving out the cities, there are
::>'?'; such schools, in the towns and
rural districts in the whole state.
"Wise county has six such schools.
"There nre ten in Augusta coun?
ty; nine in Accomac; nine in Lou
ddun; Northampton, Itockinghom,
Albcmarle, Mecklenburg, Pitts)'!
vanln have six each. No other coun?
ty has so many. Pour counties have
no accredited high school at nil.
"In the number of pupils enrolled
in the high schools, Wise county
leads the state. The six schools of
the county enrolled a total of 715
high school pupils last year. Norfolk
county is second, with CM pupils.
Only four cities in the state had lar?
ger high schools than Wise county.
" The elementary schools conduct?
ed in connection with these accredit?
ed high schools form, presumably a
distinctly superior class. They have
the advantage of better teachers,
better equipment, better supervision,
nioie carefully course of study, and
longer term, than the average
schools of the state. The elementa?
ry Schools connected with accredited
high schools in Wise county enroll?
ed 3885 pupils last year. Our clos?
est competitor in the state was Au?
gusta county, with 2000 pupils.
The next two nearest, Norfolk am!
Buckingham did not enroll as many
taken together, as Wise county;
"A further survey of the report
shows that Norton pays a higher av?
erage salary to both high school
teachers and to elcmuntnry teach?
ers than any other accredited school
in the towns or rural districts. Not?
withstanding this fact, which argues
a superior class of teachers, the p?r
capita cost of instruction in the Nor?
ton High School was within the low?
est third in the state. Only 78 a?
creditcd schools of the 2G7, had per
capita costs lower than Norton.
"Twenty-three schools had per
capitu costs twice as much, or more
"Sixty oilier schools had per cap?
ita costs fifty per cent or more larger
"A few facts such as these reveal
the importance, the strength and the
standing of the schools under con?
trol of Supt. J. J. Kelly, Jr., who is
recognized ns one of the most able
superintendents in the whole state
Make Arrangements To Se?
cure Coal?Will Start To?
day on Capacity Produc?
tion To Catch Up
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 21.?Henry
Fold's "industrial strike" came to
an end tonight. At midnight bis
great automobile plants in tin-De?
troit district employing upwards of
70,0(1(1 men, mid which were closed
for an indefinite period last Satin,
dny us the manufacturer's protest
against what he termed "excessive"
coal pi ices, again were the scenes of
The order for tin- reopening of
the plants runic this forenoon from
Edscl Ford, son of the manufacturer
and president of the Ford Motor
Company, who made arrangements
to obtain coal during a long confer?
ence in Cincinnati yesterday with
fifty mine operators. The reopening
order was approved by limy Ford
and official announcement given to
the thousands of Kord workers
throughout the country who daily,
since the shutdown.have scanned the
newspaper headlines in their eager?
ness to learn when their Wages Would
1-Mscl Ford, in his telegram, copies
of which were dispatched to every
Ford assembling plant in the country
said the Interstate Commerce Com?
mission's latest order permitting the
tlow of fuel to automobile plants,
previously put in the non-essential
class, made it possible to obtain a
Charier No. 1176S Rc.ervr Diifrict No. s|
REPORT OF CONDITION OF THE
FIRST NATIONAL BANK AT BIG STONE GAP
In the State of Virginia at the Close of Business on Sept. IS, 1922
Loans and discounts, Including rediscounts, ac?
ceptances of other hunks, and foreign hills of
exchange or drafts sold with indorsement of
this bunk (except those shown in b and C). 346,381$.'
Overdrafts, secured $111.40; unsecured $281.HS 303.34 |
U. S.'Government securities owned:
All other United States Government securities
(including premium if any). (124.001
Othrr bund,, stockt, tecuritica, etc.:. 1,050.001
Ranking House, $19,000; Furniture and Fixtures,
. $1,729.00 20,729
Lawful reserve with Federal Reserve Hank. 18,256
Cash in vault und amount due from national
banks .?. 80,280.
Amount due from State banks, bunkers, ami trust
companies in the United States (other than in?
cluded in Items 8, 9, and 10). 213
Total of items '.I, 10, 11, 12 and 13. SO,500.511
Miscellaneous cash items. 67.20 57,
Total . ?478,199.55;
Capital stock paid in. 00,000.00
Surplus fund. 15,000.00
Reserved for interest and taxes
acrued. 1,304.85 7,085.20
Less current expenses, interest and taxes paid.. .. 1,940.75 0,038
Amount due to State banks, bunkers, and trust
companies in the United Stales and foreign
countries (other than included in Items 21 or 22 65.811
Certified checks outstanding . 100.00
Cushier's checks outstanding. 4,368.03
Total of Items21. 22, 23, 21 and 25. 4,623.83
Demand depoiita (other than bank depotita) nib
ject to Retervc (deposits payable within 3D days:
Individual deposits subject to check. 239,094.45
Total of demand deposits (other than bank
deposits) subject to Reserve, Items 20,27,
28, 29, 30. and 31 . 239,004.46
Time depoiiti tubject to Reiarvc (payable after
30 days, or subjec tto 30 days or more notice,
and postal savings):
Certiftcats of deposit (other than for money bor?
rowed) . 51,971.87
Other time deposits. 111,27.7.90
Total of, time deposits subject to Reserve
Items 32, 33, 34. and 36. 163,240.77
Liabilities other than those above stated. 293.05
Total . ? 178,199.55
State of Virginia, County of Wise, ss:
I, I. C. Taylor, Cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly swear
that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
I. C. TAYLOR, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me Correct?Attest:
this 22nd day of September, 1922. J. r HAMRI.FN
W, II. CARRIER, Notary Fubtlc A. U WITT
J. B. WAMI'l.KR
_._... _ . Directors.
sufficient supply of the class of coal
required to operate tho Ford enter?
Executive ofljevs of the concern,
that since the shutdown have been
the scenes of almost feverish activity
in the effort to solve the company's
coal problems, saw the setting in
motion of machinery for the reopen?
ing within a few minutes after the
President's message was received.
!t was announced the late night shift
of Workers should report at midnight
and that succeeding shifts should re?
sume the usual routine tomorrow.
The Ford company, it was announc?
ed, will start at 12:01 o'clock tomor?
row morning on a capacity produc?
tion schedule in an effort to catch
up on accumuhited orders.
The reopening order today not on?
ly puts back on the payrolls the
more thnn 70,000 Ford workers in
Detroit und the 30,000 others in as?
sembling plants throughout the
country but also means reopening of
scores of small machine shops and
accessory concerns, chiefly in the De?
troit district. Hint were obliged it
close last week because the Ford
company is their sole consumer.
These smaller concerns employ up?
wards of 120,000 men.
LAST YEAR'S CROSS
COUNTRY TEAM AT
W AND L REPORT
Champions of Former Years
Are Also Back on Wilson
Field ? Smith, of Big
Stone Gap, Is Captain
Lexington, Va., Sept. 24.?In an
swer to the first call for candidates
for the Washington and Lee Univer?
sity cross country team, forty men
reported to Coach Forest Fletcher
Wednesday, including the entire
team uf last year of seven men and
one froni the varsity team of 1919,
W. ('. Smith, who won first places
ill the dual meets with V. P. 1. and
Maryland last year, und second place
ill the South Atlantic meet, is cap?
tain this year. The other members
of , the team are Howard, Swope,
Hcbikcll, I'ass, Guerraht, ami Gun
naway. Several subs who did consis?
tent work last year are also back
among whom are Johnson, Copper,
and Wootwinc. With Hawkins, one
of the best men of the I'.)It* team,
South Atlantic champions of that
year, mid Maiming of the 1920
squad buck and determined to win
places on the team this year the com?
petition for places will undoubtedly
Although Washington and Lee
wa^ the winner of the South Atlantic
meet last year, Virginia will have a
number of strong men back from
last year, as well as V. P. I., Mary
laud, and Johns Hopkins, and it is
probable that a faster team will tie
necessary to win the meet this year.
The South Atlantic meet should he
a good deal more interesting this
year in view of the fact that Wash?
ington and l.ee won the South At?
lantic four times and Virginia three.
In order to become permanent pos?
sessors of the cup it is necessary
that the same team win live tunes.
In the event that Washington und
l.ee wins this year they will of
course get the cup for good.
Besides the big South Atlantic
meet to be held at V. ]'. 1. this year,
the Saturday before Thanksgiving
the Generals will meet V. I'. I. and
Maryland University here in dual
"Constitution day" was observed
at the regular weekly luncheon-con?
fcrenee of the Norton Kiwnnis Club.
Patriotic addresses in which the
Constitution of the United States
was lauded and glorified were -de?
livered by Webli J. Willetts, H. G.
Cilinri, John Roberta and Victor
G. 1). Kilgore read nil interesting
letter front W. G. Coutts, of liig
Stone Cup, pertaining to road mat?
On motion of J. 1,. Camblos, now
the mayor of Norton, a committee
was appointed to appear before the
County Hoard of Supervisors, in the
interest of the proposed home of de?
tention for young women.
Miss Jean Watson was the pian?
ist for the meeting. C..R. Pepper
prsided during the proceedings.
A delicious chicken dinner was
served to the members a fair number
of whom were present.?Progress.
Pastor (introducing cx-gob to
wealthy member of his congregation
after church) : "You must have
seen each other in church today."
Kx-gob: "Sure, he was sleeping
in the next bunk to mine."?Fore?
James Wells, age 24 years 0
months and 10 duys, son of Mr. and
Mrs. H. F. Wells, of East Stone Gap,
Va., left home on the morning of
September 13, 1922, for his work
with the electricians in Linden Mines
No. 3. About ten. o'clock the "Wire
Crew" had so nearly completed their
work that in another minute thi-y
would have left that particular spot.
Hut a crash! A fail of slate! A
cry of "Lord have mercy!" und
"Jim" on bended knees had thus
pussed into the presence of Him who
is Love, Mercy and Justice.
Like a thunder bolt out of the
blue sky, the sad news came to his
father and mother, who immediately
rushed to his helpless body. Let us
draw the curtain on that scene; for
few can look upon such a Gethsem
inc with dry eyes, and an acheless
The company for whom he worked
prepared the body for burial and
sent it to his home that afternoon,
where friends and relntives were
waiting, anxious to do everything
possible to ease the heavy burden
of the bereaved parents and sister,
Alpha, while silent prayer went up
for the injured brother, George,who
was still in the hospitnl at Tom's
Creek, for all realized that a Jesus,
who hud wept with Mary and Martha
at the tomb of their brother, could
give comfort in such an hour of soul
The hours slowly passed until 1:3(1
the next dny, when a large crowd
filled to overflowing the Methodist
church from which the Revs.
Reynolds and Wnmplcr conducted
the funeral services. They were as?
sisted by the Odd Fellows and the
"Friendship" Sunday School class.
The Lodge having charge of the re?
mains from the home lo the church
and at the cemetery and the Sunday
School class the service at the
If the thoughtful funeral prepara?
tions, songs, prayers, talks, (lowers,
and open sympathy could have lift?
ed the ache from sorrowing hearts
then there would have been no sor?
row in East Stone that day; for as
the mother expressed it: "Our
friends reached out a long arm ami
nothing that could have been done
to help us bear the hurden was left
Even strangers could feel the
beauty of "Hear ye one another's
burdens" as they saw ul! that was
done, mid heard it whispered through
every lip: "Jim was a noble, good
boy. Honest in all his dealings,
truthful, industrous. A fnlthful, lov?
ing son, brother and friend, loved
and highly respected by all who
knew him." Then, too, the mother
remembered how Jim had been so
deeply concerned about his soul's
welfare a few days previous. So
much concerned that he had been
praying und had inquired of her the
way of salvation, and upon receiv?
ing her instructions had replied,
"How do you know but what I have
felt just that way?" With such a
smile that she began to realize that
her boy was or soon would be "right
with Cod," for Clod does answer a
mother's prayer for her boy when he
is so deeply concerned; and those
who sorrowingly left his body in
KivvrvieW Cemetery somehow knew
that "We'll sec him again some day
where the gates swing outward nev
Card of Thxnki
We -wish to publicly thank all of
those who assisted In arj ^
our recent bereavement.
Especially do wc hoM |g
memory and deep a?piK-^J
Young Men's Sunday Sti^J
which Jim was a m(mVt;nL
Odd Fellows, sail tho.? ',1*1
tributed the beautiful f.:?jj
Mr. and Mrs. H.i.t.l
George and AlpUi'j
Lawyer (wrangling v,;v J
lawyer: "You are Ity ' . .1
I ever knew."
Judge: "Order, thin, J
You seem i" forget 1 3-. ,1
room."?Orange .lu.ll FsreaH
Minister (after hi ii g v<bil
his resignation) "My ?sl
morning is: I go to PKptrtiJ
for you, that where I am fc^l
may be also'." \m 1 ? -..t
Conan Doyle declares ttiJl
no divorces in Heaven. tcJ
course you can't get ? Ji.?:tt,f
out a lawyer. Chester Tine I
THF-RE Is no sympathy so helpful to i
family that is bereaved as that uf true
friends and no help so reassuring as that ol the
good funeral director.
Acting in your stead, he understands that he
must act in your spirit, performing cai h task
with the revcrenre and tenderness with which
your own hands would perform it if they d I.
Sympathy which cannot lie gracefully con?
veyed l.y words is revealed through his ai i of
Ecrvice which bring the comforting assurance
that every attention has been given
with thoughtfulm: , and skill.
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fjnvfr i . :.i.: .'-'-.^ In It.e
.Sjiu/.lj, Bttnlmi rotlfi .tfnf >, mi.
FRED H. KING
Funeral Director &. Embalmer
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mate* bhhWt niAJ. CfcMtfeiltJ t?lt I I l
Sept. 18th - 30th!
Electric Iron and
This Iron carries a lifetime guarantee, any
burn-outs in the ELEMENT will be replaced free
of charge. Don't fail to get one of these at this
opportunity as you may never have it again.
Electric Transmission Company
Phone 104. Monte Vista Hotel Block
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