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VOL. XXX e tbrap POSt. i?Pages j^STONE_G;^WISJE_COUNTY. VA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1922 No. 40 EAP MAY HAVE MODERN BRICK PLANT. IF TESTS PROVE SHALE IS HERE L Business Men Pledge I Support in Effort to I Establish Modern Brick I Plant Here ! w n meeting in the tpwh hall oti !Friday night more than Gil men Iged themselves to suport a move it to huilil a modern brick plant ||iK Stone Cap. it- Tale Irvine, ,?i Hutsloy, J- H. Cutron and ,y others made talks in which the sibilities of the proposed plant ,- ideally outlined. A special unittee composed of It. H. Mi ?kin, .1. H- Cutron, \V. \V/ Taylor. II. Hostie and W. F. linker were minted by the chair to make a ranch investigation of the va? in phases of the project and re t the organisation. This coin \te will have the brick shale test and will investigate the quantity i quality "f the shale which is said !?? in arid around the Gap In great undance. If the lindings of the mmittee are wind they are expect to he the organisation will then r?n all of its energy towards in ejtlng outside capital in the plant. Shale U Here liming the evening it was brought l clearly that the Gap is an ideal jtiioii for such a plant. A few j&..r^ ago samples of the Bhnle were Sat t-i Heading, Pa. to lie tested Sit. 'IIa- ample bricks were declar jfll to be of the highest quality, and ?>,ndibd the famous Washington a>.I brick. Cherry red in color Slid possessing all the qualities that wkk masons demand. Men who ft - . the building game said the pos dslii.t;.- wen- unlimited. Reports In rjl-.it,' that the shale is here in qUlin til. and quality,easily BCCessiblcjaittl a. tl.,- natural distribution advun ?L iade possible ''5' two railroads ?Bid a net work of splendid county Hfa-b leading to Lee and Scott coun jdk the location would he ideal. H Today building has come to a Hand still in this county because of freight lates. In the Gap IS. I vicinity there Is an immediate Siu.in.l for moii- than three million |MiA lor building purposes alone. |B.i shale found here is said to he Holliiit for hollow tile anil many B8" uses. The establishment of n Eni t here, it was pointed out, would Htult in a building boom such as the B'? has never experienced. With BBitdit rates amounting to almost us Bf Ii 11 the cast of the brick home Hilders are holding back. The brick BniM I.,- delivered anywhere in the ??"??>' by truck ami would result in at saving of thousands of dolbira Ha yeiir to home builders in freight H"< S, Rose gave a clear cut ex SB1''" "' of the project. He praised BS natural facilities, expressed his Eg'1 that the shale was hero in ?re id.,n one grade, ami that it was ?ktrioi t., any in Virginia. He also ffil he was confident that the busi Bg M*n would get solidly behind H.veinent and push it through to ?H finish. He explained that the WB "f 'he old sun-dried brick was ?B' A biick made of shale with a Et mixture, be said, and baked in HF*1" oveni with gns or powdored Mj "as the best und cheapest brick HP*' spoke of the great imme HS<- demand for bricks in the coun BEg "Ith coal within three or fi ur Wa":' !""' witli the finest water snp Kf " ti., county ready to tap at a Rj'M notice, he believed the ?BUIshinc-nt of such a plant here ?H1'1 '" ' great measure solve the H'hiic problem of Wise county. SI* drive has been started to get H 1 mhei for the organization. Hr" number more than sixty had Bg "cured before the meeting ad BB1;"!- A membership fee of Bj'"? charged. The funds so ob fSa ' he spent in exploiting the Hl1'? ! plant. Tests of the shale H'"' "lade and other details con Br'1 With the building of such a Hr- As soon as it is definitely Wn " "' " tn* shale is here in suf Bf1 Quantity the committee will BjH'ai.-ly get in touch with the jga''~ "f niaehinery used in brick HS1- and prices will be obtained. B3't;' some of the best men in B behind the movement there BS''1 !"' "" dilliculty in bringing to pHf'sp an industry which will be ?Btat value to the whole county. IT'S A. LONG WAY BACK TO PRIMITIVE MAN CLIMBERS SAY The Star Reporter Views a Sunset From High Knob and Proceeds to Spill Soft and Colorful Adjectives A sunrise on High Knob is a love? ly sight to think ahout?that Is, if oho can forget cramped muscles, smoke tilled eyes and undigested nick-nacks. Hack yonder when our strenuous ancestors killed wild cats before breakfast, shot Indians be fore dinner and dragged their hard? working wives around by their long ami beautiful hair because the velii zon steak was sixteen seconds late, sunrise excursions were popular. The same old sun comes up in the same old unexpected way over the same old hills at the same old time, but those who high heal it to the summit are not the same old pioneers. It's a long way hack to primitive man ami his prowess if last Sunday High Knob climbers are judges. Up Comes The Sun Sunday morning at exactly 8:32 (11.1 Sol eased out of nowhere to hang rather uncertainly above the rim of a rather chilly am) mist-tilled world. As an orb he was more a crescent, orange hued, looking like' a disgruntled ami unnamed visitor of the morning skies. As the poets would say, gray dawn still stalked the valleys in ghostly loneliness. Long streamers of soft white mist trailed the ravines. Peaks seem. .1 to Hont lazily about in lakes of spec? tral whiteness. Everything was un? real but the chill and the cramped muscles and the undigested nick Hacks. It must of been rather com mon-placc, for a teacher from the il.it country let it be known that she was lather disappointed at nature's poor showing*. Perhaps the spell was broken by her criticism for the sun edged up a bit ami turned to tire. Straight down from the rim of the World a path of spun gold fell. Wherever the first rays pierced the mist po.ds beautiful stretches of landscape Jumped into view with startling clearness. A minute or so later a squadron of birds winged westward in song. The day was be? gun. ?"Isn't it funny," said the teacher, "how people can make you believe you ale going to see something won? derful? Good night! I'll be a fright to walk through Norton." The Knob country was full of chestnut hunters. In one camp more than in spent the night. Songs, laughter and weary yawns filled the Silence. Some played cards, some roasted marshmallowa, and some tiied to sleep with rooks digging into their sides. It was a big night? a night under brilliant stars. ROBERT SKEEN RECOVERING Robert Skeen is said to be rapidly recovering from the severe injuries he received oil Sunday, September 23rd when his car run over u bank near the L. Si N. depot. He was caught under the cur when it turn? ed over and had it not been for prompt rescue by sunn- men who were camping nearby it might have resulted in his death. He also suf? fered a split thumb besides a nun.bei of internal injuries ami it Was thought for a while his injuries would result serious. His condition now though is 'pronounced satisfac? tory ami bis recovery will be rapid. MR. WEPLER GOES TO NEW YORK J. U. Wnmplcr, president of the First National Hank, of this place, left Saturday afternoon for New York City where he will spend all this week attending u meeting of the American Hankers' Association. A number of very interesting events are slated for the bankers but the most important of all, especially from Mr. Wampler's viewpoint, is that the convention will utteend the World's Series between New York National and American League base ball teams for the championship of the world which will commence in that city today. COEBURN HI SCHOOL! HAS ENROLLMENT OF 1,240 PUPILS - Is Largest School in County -230 in High School De? partment?laculty ot 22 Athletics Well Organized (Special to Tlio Post) Coeburn, Va., Oct. :i.?At the eins., of the first month Coeburn High School has the largest atten? dance in its history. There nre 1,240 enrolled, 220 of which nre High School pupil;. This is an increase! over last year and a very great in? crease over six year.! ago when Mr. Livesay, the principal, first en me to Coeburn from Gnlnrf, Va., where he hail been engaged in school work for several years. When Mr. Livcsay came to Coe? burn -all the pupils could he care.I for in the new building, while now both now and old buildings are tilled and still more room i- needed. Si\ years ago there were six Seniors; this year with a Senior class of do Coeburn boasts the largest' Senior Class in the county. Livetay It Hard Worker Mr. Livesay is a man well expe? rienced in school work, a man of un? tiring energy ami one who i; ntwiiyi interested in the welfare of tin school, Coeburn is very fortunati in securing the services of stub a capable principal, a man who spends not only nine months of the year in school wotk,but patt of the siliumcis as well, for the past several sum? mers he has been a faithful student at the University of Virginia, where he has been doing graduate work. He is proud of his corps of teach? ers this year and is expecting the greatest year in the history of the school. The teachers composing lite faculty are: Ibe Facility I. Large .1. A. Livesay, Principal; K. Ii. Livesay; .1. K, Queseithcrry; Mist Virginia Llveany; Mis Itiith II, Log hill; Miss Hunter Wells; Mi s Alpha Cough; Miss tit llillman; John Cox; Miss lionnic Wygnlj Miss Kdnn Mo Conned; Miss tidith llolt;Mlss Klhta bctli Martin; Miss II. Kstes; Mi Grace Kaust; Mis. lboner l.yttle; Miss tilberla Hickloy; Mrs. .1..phiile M.-Neil; Miss Delia Willis; Mis: Mamie Knnisey; Mi-s Louise llhodcs, Music; ami Mrsi. Silos Miller, Musi.-. The different divisions of the two literary societies have begun their work and very much enthusiasm ; being shown. "Climax" It Coining At an early date the .Seniors and Juniors expect to have out the first issue of the High School paper, the "CocbUrn Climax," which made Us lust appearance last year. Croat in? terest is being manifested ami the;, ale expecting a greater "Climax" than ever. The High School Athletics arc well under way. Under the able leadership of K. It. Livesay Coeburn is going in with n determination to do great things in the why of athlet? ics. An Athletic Association has been orgalli.'.ed ami already they have a snug little bank account. With its abundance of material Coe? burn High School should be second to none in the county this year. BAD FEELING RESULTS IN KILLING ('reeling, Va., Sept. "J7. News just received from Shelby Cap, i: little railroad town near the Virgin? ia-Kentucky border line, is in effect that Alvln Smnllwood about forty years of age, was shot ami killed by Jim Johnson, of that place. It ap? pears that Smnllwood had gone to Johnson's place, and calling him out, made an assault upon him with his knife. Johnson, after receiving se? vere cuts, got hold of his pistol ami fired upon Smnllwood twice, one ball entering his bead between the eyes, the other penetrating his body near the heart, from which he died in? stantly. Had feelings had existed between tile men for some time. Smnllwood was known to be a desparate man. He shot ami killed his uncle, Ran Smnllwood, some years ago. "You have your father's eye;., girlie." "Aw go on." "And your mohter's hair." "Ssh! If mother hears you she'll mnke me take it oif."?Dry Goods Economist. A MODERN CROESUS Because of Charitableness Peope Have Believed Him To Be a Rich Man There is a story going the rounds j that John II. Ilassinger, Republican candidate for Congress, is a modern rrocsus who fairly wallows in coin of the realm. This idea, it would seem, is the result of a generous benevolent streak which is a part of the man. "BecaUsc of his charitableness,", writes a friend of his who is not a resilient of the Ninth District, "peo? ple have supposed Ilassinger to lie .1 very rich man. This is far from the truth. The explanation of the rumor mows out of the fact that people cannot understand why a man in moderate circumstances will give away so much. He believes that whatever he possesses, after earing for his family, should be used for the common welfare." This same friend declares that liassingcr is not a politician, but a business man ami practical Idealist. He also gives some light on the re? markable brevity of HaSSiltger's public speeches. "He believes that an ounce of performance is worth a Ion of talk," is the explanation. In his keynote speech at Wise Hassing e'tf made the assertion that, if elect? ed, he would vole his convictions, regardless of party measure. Till? Seclns to be his way of doing things according to a Democrat in the State Senate. Speaking of Hassiuger, he said, "lie is the fairest minded man I ever knew ami always votes, hi; convictions, regardless of whether it is a Republican or Democratic measure. His idea is t.i vote riebt, regardless of polities." In these days of machine govern nn nt Hnssillgcr's idea of loyalty to his district and himself is surely unique and refreshing. AUTO THIEF LANDED IN JAIL Young Man Brought Back From Chattanooga . For Theft of Ford Car Rudolph Marler, a young man about '.'.2 years of age, was brought to the (lap last Wednesday evening by Deputy Sheriff John Quails and Henry Kelly from Chattanooga, Tcnil., where he was arrested by po li ce on Sunday before ill company with another young man by the name of Homer Green, for the theft of Mr. Kelly's ear at the Fair grounds at Wise several days ago. Although a description of the ear Was sent to ollieers of several sur? rounding cities it was only by acci? dent the young men were apprehen? ded. In order to avoid Identification as far as possible they bad destroyed the Virginia tags and had stolen a Tennessee lag. The Tennessee law provides that two tags must he dis? played and having been able to se? cure only one tag, it resulted in their arrest in Chattanooga. Heilig sus pieioned by the officers they were questioned separately by detectives, und Green made a clean breast of the whole alfair. It appeared from his story that Green bail been in? duced to accompany Marler after the ear was stolen at Wise. While the ollieers were directing their at? tention to Marler, Green took ad? vantage of the opportunity and escaped. Although the city was searched thoroughly he could not be located. The Chattanooga ollieers Warned Deputy Sheriff Quails to watch the prisoner closely on their return for they believed he would take advan? tage of the least opportunity to ? scape. The prisoner was hand? cuffed and placed ill the rear seat with Mr. Quails while Mr.. Kelly drove the car and the trip was made without any trouble whatever. On the following day Mralcr was taken to Wise and placed in jail. He claims to be from Harlan county, Kentucky, but had been in Taxewell county previous to coming to Wise. Mr. Kelly paid the Chattanooga detective $50 which bad been offered a- a reward for the location of his cnr. WANTED.?Knitters ami loopers for Morristown, Tenn., mill. Good wages?board reasonable?Taubjl Scott-Kitzmiller Company. ?? adv. 30-41 , PHILIP BRUCE GIVES DELIGHTFUL SKETCH OF HON. R. T?TE IRVINE IN "HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VA." Mr. Irvine Was Sprung from an Ancestor Who Had Gone From the Scottish Lowlands to North Ireland?Fore? bears Arc all Prominent State Historical Life The following is an extract from the Fifth Volume of Philip Rriicc's "History ot the University <>( Virginia." This volume has recently been issued. The first tour volumes were issued prior to the Centennial Celebration 6f the University 6( Virginia ill June, 1921. The Fifth Vblunie is devoted to the recent ami present day history of the University, and one chapter is devoted to the histor> ot the rectors and visit,ii- of the University! Front tins chapter this extract is taken: RAIL BOUGHT BY SOUTHERN Enough to Lay Two Hun? dred and Fifty Miles of Track Washington, I?. ('.. Oct. ?.?Forty thousand tons of rail, mostly of one hundred pound section, enough to lay two hundred and llfty miles of track, have been ordered by the Southern Knilway System for deliv? ery during first six month* of 1028, The hew steel was purchased from the Tehnessee Coal, Iron and Kail road Company and will be rolled at its Knsley, Ala., plant. The greater part will he one hundred poujid rail which has been adopted by the Southern as the standard for its lines of greatest traffic density. The remainder will be eighty-live pound rail which is still the standard for main lines of secondary importance, As this new rail is laid, an equal mileage of eighty-live pound rail now in Berylce on the main lines will be released for use oil branch linos which an- now equipped with lighter rail. Hundred pound rail Is now lieing laid between Washington ami Man assus, Va , a distance of thirty-three miles, on the Southern's Washing? ton-Atlanta double track line ami other portions of this wilt be SO equipped during 1923 with the rail just purchased. NORTON BABIES WIN PREMIUMS ('. C ('lenient, dr., infant son of Mr. ami Mrs. ('. C. Clement, of Nor? ton, was adjudged "a perfect baby" by the judges who acted at the baby show held in connection with tin Wise County Fair. The Clement bah,- measured within a fraction of an inch of the measurements held by the medical fraternity to indicate perfection. Little IVggy Hall, of Co,burn, was the winner of the award offered for the finest girl ba? by under one year of age. Tin- awards for babies aver one ami under two years of age ware glvon to little Mary Rllxabcth Holy field, of Hoila, and to Charles Ah scher, Jr., of Norton. Records of all three of these babies were prac? tically perfect. Mrs. C. 1. Staten, county nurse, of Hip; Stone Cap; Mrs. Herbert Dougherty, ,-f Norton, and Dr. David tapper, of Russell county were the judges for the contest, in which there wen- about fifty entrants. Dr. W. It. ('line weighed the babies, and the awards were announced by K. li. McElroy. C. it. Neblctt, represent? ing the Wise county health depart? ment, was ill charge of the tontest, in the absence of Dr. W. It. Culbert sOn, director of tin- department! Mr. McElroy bus earned the repu? tation of being the "bravest man in Wise county, coining right out like he did and announcing the winners before the large number of disap? pointed mothers. -? Coalfield Pro? gress. BENNETTS RETURN FROM VACATION TRIP Mr. and Mis. Charles Bennett have returned to the city after spending several dny? in Chilhowie, Marion and other Virginia towns. Mr. Uen r.ett, who is secretary of the Mineral Motor Company, is back on the job handing out flivvers ns fast as Henry Ford Wren can chase them in from Columbus, Ohio. "Robert Tete Irvine occupied the rectorship from 1SMK to 1920, two years altogether. He was appoint? ed a member of the Board <>f Visit? ors in IS',15 to till the vacancy caused !>>? the death of Basil H. Gordon, and served during live terms of four years each, omitting the Interval be? tween l!ini-lt?08. Mr. Irvine wait sprung from an ancestor who had gone from the Scottish Lowlands to North Ireland, had taken part in the desperate defense of Londonderry, and struck many resounding blows for the Protestant Cause. His more I immediate forbears, accompanying I the great Scotch-Irish stream of im? migration in its westward flow, bad halted in the Valley of Virginia. They were ardent patriot- In the ' Revolution. One of his ancestors oh 1 hi i mother's side, Captain James [T?te, bad fallen at the head of his .company at the battle of Guilford Courthouse; ami a shaft commem? orative of his heroic death has I.a erected on that field. The subject of our sketch grew to mniihoud in the prak-like blue grass region of Kentucky; he re received his principal education in ' that state; ami afterwards gradual cd in the School of Law of the Ulli i versity of Virginia, under the tulel age of Professor Minor. Almost I from the threshold of his profession I ul career, which began in South we t Virginia, he took a very Influential part In political affairs, repre ent? eil bis county in the House of Dele? gates; and was only defeated fei election t<> Congress in that Republi? can district by a very much reduced majority fof his opponent. All. Ir? vine was distinguished not only as a lawyer and politician in the higher sense, but as a mau of superi'ir scholarship, -in 1020 he became - a member of the Phi Heat Kappa academic fraternity; and ho also re? ceived the degree of Doctor nl I awr, from Centre College in itllO. In addition. In- has been an important factor in the development of all the natural resources of the section of the Slate in which he resides. In the numerous provinces of vital activity in which be participated, whether professional, business or po? litical, -as a member and lector of the Board of Visitors of the Univer? sity, for instance, or as a citizen of a prosperous ami cultivated commu? nity, his Influence has been cait in the scale of all that was . .ilcul.it ed to aid, to improve, ami to elevate, whether the object of bis considera? tion has been bis State, his district, his town, bis profession, Iiis alma mater; ami he has illustrated once more the energy, steadfastness, and integrity of that Scotch-Irish stock to which the Commonwealth of Vir? ginia bus been so deeply indebted for many of her most useful ami dis? tinguished citizens." REPORTED ROBBERY OF PEOPLES BANK DENIED BY MOORE Rumor That $5,000 Had Been Stolen from Appa lachia Institution is Un? true, Bank Officials Say Because the janitor forgot to lock the rear door of the Peoples Ha .k of Appalachia Saturday night it .\i. at first believed thnt the bank had been entered by thieves. Among other things reported it was said that $5,1)00 had been stolen from the vaults, Cashier Moore denied this report vigorously. The big vault had not been tampered With. In fact the officials say no one had en i tered the building. Here liea the dust of Gabriel Trude, Of whom this town once boasted, When living he was always slewed, And now he's being roasted. I ?N. Y. American.