OCR Interpretation

The Big Stone Gap post. [volume] (Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Va.) 1892-1928, October 25, 1922, Image 1

Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88061179/1922-10-25/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

6 Pages
Nr. ,5 i
iRMER democratic nominee for
President will speak at Norton
saturday in democratic rally,
ernor James M. Cox is
niisig to 'Fighting Ninth'
Speak for Peery?Trin
>c. to Speak from Same
ffi,.., . \|. Cox, of Dayton,'Ohio,
K.,., i . nor of Ohio, and Dem
H(j udidato for President two
'{eii . has accepted an invitation
H . tin- Ninth District in the
5K|, ... tin' candidacy of George
Hprefy, Dniocralic nominee tor
!p ? i Governor fox's nppoint
Rt. have not been given out hut.
S?, expected that he will he slated
far Bristol and possibly two other
88,,|tl tlie district, it is expected
ttk definite arrangements for his
H?srahce m the district will he
flg),.mi' ed this evening at local
S?) . i: die headquarters. A mes
jj, fneii Governor Cox has been re
Sv.,1 liy District Chairman E. It.
fi^i and others at Democratic
|Si.i.i'i:ii'..'i - here,
ty? DehlocraU are anxious that
Bjv.ni"! Cox he brought lo 1 trist til
Im It is believed that one
of . ? t erowds ever assembled
jn iistrict would attend such a
Bti tili? lu re.
&|ie following dispatch from Wash
Krt,.M was received yesterday con
Brinii,; Governor Cox's decision to
(a lie Ninth:
\|. Cox, Democratic nom-1
Mr. fm 1'resldent in 11)20, is netted
Bel t.i speak at Norton, Va., oil
5it;i:.l.,y, October 2H", on the same
?atform with Governor Trinkle, in
Ur liegest Democratic campaign
ally in the Ninth District this year.
9 "Tliey hope to remove any lingor
Bi; duubt that Ceorge Peery, the
Democratic nomineee for the House
?f Kepi ? ?ehtaives, will break the
pi . ot Republican successes in
the Ninth District.
! "Ciovernor Cox is expected to nc
trpl the invitation to speak in the
Ninth District extended by Repre?
sentatives .lames McClintic, chair
sun .if the Speaker's Bureau of the
lleinocratic National Congressional
Peery'i Meetings
I After a rest of two or three days
*b. I'eery Saturday struck another
Ilm when he was heard by nil nti
l*iior of about ."dill persons nt Gn.
fti-ii. Senator Swanson spoke from
Ue same platform ami bis tribute to
loniier President Wilson was rcceiv
ri with wild acclaim by the big
Irowdi The speakers wer,- introdue
M by W. I.. Sexton. J
Opinion all through the district is
M i pting the present political situa
lioil as heralding a notable victory
("i i'eery, according to reports re
teived at headquarters here, and
SUM} observers believe that the
D?i ratic majority will run ns high
?? 2,200;;
In commenting on the situation
In the Ninth the Baltimore Sun in a
special article says:
Another factor the Democrats
the 1,000 Democratic votes
?hlch (be Slemps generally capttir
"I. Witb the SleillpS out of the way,
the Democrats feel these 1,000 so
Mllcd Slcmp Democrats will he
found bach at home this fall and will
Vote foi I'eery. Again, there is the
vote which is dissatisfied with the
"?'iiliag Administration. This ele?
ment i^ especially strong among the
railroad workmen.
rherefore, the confidence of the
Democrats of winning the Ninth is
???ed upon the li.OOi) new Democrat
? the winning back to the fold
?f the 1,000 Slenip Democrats and
the i Hong, r personality of their can?
1 roni any Standpoint the situation
.wed in the Ninth the judgment
1 inescapable that the Democrats
have the best chance in 20 years to
"ill in the Ninth, and if they cannot
S'ln this year in view of the condi?
tions they may as well fold up their
?int and march away, for the f'Pight
"iK Ninth" can he said to be as
safely Republican as rock-ribbeil
Republican Vermont.--Bri.stol Her
aid Courier.
Christ Epicopal Church
E. C. BURNZ, Rector
Services Sunday, October 29th.
Sunday School and Men's Bible Clnss
at 10 o'clock. Morning Prayer and
sermon at 11 o'clock. Preaching
the Uev. E. C. Hurnz, Rector. All
w elcome.
Being an orphan has its advan?
tages, especially if the orphan hap?
pens to be a protege of a man like
C. Bascom Slemp. The Ninth Dis
triet Congressman is educating about
a dozen orphan hoys in schools of
V irginia, Kentucky and the District
of Columbia, lie now plans to circle
the globe and take his charges along.
Tin- trip will cover more than twen?
ty-live thousand miles and will he
made some time after Mr. Slemp re?
tires from ollicc.
Announcement has been received
in the Cap by relatives of the birth
I of a son mi October the sixteenth to
Mr. ami .Mrs. Howe I'. Cochrun at
^ their home in Worcester, Muss.
get new p. 0.
Slemp Hopes to Land Fed?
eral Buildings for Appala
chia, Tazewell and Marion
Before Retiring
Congressman C, H. Slemp is work?
ing for a Federal building for Appa
lachin. lie believes that lie will have
no difficulty in securing a building
I for Appalachia, Tazewell, and Ma?
The well-known Arm of Scarbor?
ough and Dotson, Norton architects,
have changed the style of the firm
In read Scarborough, Dotson &
Bcllonby. Mr. Beflonby has been
associated with the Surface-Miller
Company for sveral years ami Iiis
work is known through Southwest
Scarborough & Dotson have been
loeated in Norton for several years.
car shortage is
cause of decrease
Market Continues Poor
With Little Hope of Bet?
terment ? 167,622 Tons
Produced for Week-End?
ing October 14th
Car shortage was he big factor in
the decline of coal produced ill this
field for the week-ending October 14.
There was a decline of 010 Ions over
the previ?US week.
Vor the week-ending October 1 I
a total of 107,022 tons were produc?
ed in this field. The Interstate lead
in the amount of coal hauled. For
the period mentioned they moved
62,060 tons.
Coke made a slightly heller show?
ing, reporting an increase over the
previous week of P7I tons.
According to the report issued by
the Virginia Coal Operators' Asso?
ciation the N. & W. moved 32,385
tons for the week; N. & N. 2,'.i;iH
tons; Interstate 62,060; Southern
?10,201 tons, and the C, C. & O. 33,
The coal market is reported poor.
Predictions of a few mouths ago that
this Held would witness a banner
winter is not coming up to expecta?
tions. Several of the larger compa?
nies are fortunately in possession of
contracts which keeps their mines
Saturday morning Mrs. John Tay?
lor, accompanied by Misses Margaret
Taylor, Anna Bird and Jack Cawood,
motored over to Abingdon where
they spent the week-end with Miss
Juanitu Taylor, Mrs. Taylor's oldest
daughter, who is attending school
this year at Martha Washington Col?
lege. They returned Sunday night
to the Gap.
News has been received hero of
the tragic deatli of C. A. Chandler,
the ".hire devil of the air" who made
a number of balloon ascensions at
the recent Wise County Fair and
whose daring feats were the sensa?
tions of tlie fair.
Mr. Chandler met his death a few
days ago at Chattanooga, Tenn.,
when his parachute took a dive and
foil into the Tennessee River. Late
reports state that his body has not
been recovered from the river. Mr.
Chandler had been making balloon
ascensions for the past thirteen
years throughout the country. Ik
is survived by his wife and three
children who live 'in Indianapolis,
A leaky throttle is thought to haw
been the cause of an I.. & M. online
leaving the Norton yards about I
o'clock Saturday morning. At Haw?
thorne Coal Company about two
miles below Norton the engine col?
lided with a West hound local in
charge of conductor Johnson, of
Engineer .1. M. Buchanan was
badly scalded, Fireman .1. 1). Collins
sustained a broken leg, Conductor
Johnson received ruts about the head
ami Injured hi- lop in the jump for
safety when the runaway was sight-j
ed. Another white man also receiv?
ed scalp wounds. A negro, name
unknown, was severely cut about
the head and face. An unknown
"hobo" was instantly killed.
The runaway engine had been
made ready for the down I.. & N.
Saturday morning.
Sunday School Institute Will
Be Held Here November
8th and 9th
The Wise county section of the
Sunday School institute, an organi?
zation of I ho Methodist church, will
meet in Big Stone Cap November 8th
and Olli, Each Sunday School of the
county will send at hast two dele?
gates to the meeting. The Rev. Si S.
Hoyer, Sunday School Field Secre?
tary of Holston Conference, will be
the principle speaker.
A number of Big Stone Cap peo?
ple prominent in Sunday school work
will speak at the various meetings of
the Institute.
The Community was shocked by
the death Saturday night of Mrs.
It. I,. Cold iron, which occurred nt
her home on Tenth street. Mrs.
Coldiron before her marriage was
Miss Ella Brown. She is survived
by her husband and one bright little
son, Paul Brown Coldiron, and two
brothers and two sisters,C. 1J. Brown,
of Norton; It. L. Brown, of Middles
boro; Miss Mayme Brown, of Norton,
and Mrs. W. E. Cilmer, of Lebanon.
Mrs. Coldiron had been a sufferer
for some time from tuberculosis, ami
for a long time was a patient at Ca
tawbn .sanitarium. Everything that
loving care could devise was done
to save and prolong her life, but the
end was inevitable. Mrs. Coldiron
was a loving wife and a loyal neigh?
bor and friend.
The body was taken to Jonesville,
where interment tool: place Monday
afternoon.?Coalfield Progress.
Mr. C. C. Cochran died at h'-s homn
in Big Stone Cap Sunday evening at
10 o'clock. Funeral services will be
held from the home this afternoon
(Wednesday) at 2 o'clock. Inter?
ment will be in Glenco'e cemetery.
This is the time of year when the
woman of the house can turn her
last winter's hat hind part before
and stntt off in a new creation.
I _
Norton Merchant ~" Will
Establish Branch Store in
Appalachia Next Spring
J. Cohen, Norton merchant, will
build next Spring in Appalachia.
The Norton store 1ms purchased the
lots owned by the Moose lodge in
Appalachia and will build a modern
store on the site within si\ months.
The deal hat been underway for
some time but was not completed
until this week when the lodge ap?
proved the transaction.
The type or cost of the building
to be erected in Appalachia has not
been announced by Mr. Cohen. For
the past several months be has been
vainly trying to lind a location in the
bustling town. Rents were bigb, but
it was found that building was even
cheaper than renting. Manuel Co
ben, son of Mr. Cohen, will be in
charge of the new store.
.1. Cohen began business in Norton
II good many years ago. Today his
department store at Norton is one
of the most modern in the county.
Stonega Man Will Reacb
out Distance of 1200 Miles
in Transatlantic Contest
Mr. S. 4. Guhdry.the wireless wis
zard of Wise county.will pick Maine,
Texas ami Colorado out of the ethel
tonight. In order to qualify for the
European contest next month when
American amateurs will say hello
t<. their French and English cousins,
via the wireless, Mr. Gundry must
reach out a distance of 1200 miles'
tonight. Between Os-16 and 10:00
lie will be in tomb with Maine, Tex?
as or Colorado. Hut this is a small
game for the Stonga man. lie h.i
becii "bard" in 32 slates already.
The 1200 miles required in the pre
liminary test be bus made many
times. ~?
The American Itadio Belay
League la divided into ten districts.
Wise county is in the second district.
Mr. Gundry is Division Superinten
dent of this sect ion ami has charge
of the' following counties: Wise,
Taxewell, Smyth, Scott, Russell, Pit
laski, l.ee. Giles and Bland, lie was
?the pioneer wireless man in the coun?
ty, When the "craze first struck the
country Mr. Gundry was "listening
In" on the world's best music, when
the rest of the people were wonder?
ing if it Was possible. lie lias the
finest equipment in the county and
is constantly giving aid to beginners
of the game. A special invitation is
extended to all stations in the iei
oiul district to "listen in" on the pre?
liminary contst tonight, it starts
sharply at 0:46 p. in.
A slight mistake was made in last
week's notice of the officers of the
l'a rent-Teachers' Association. The
officers are as follows:
Mrs. II. E. Fox, President.
Mis. J. W. Chalkley, First Vice
Mrs. II. I.. Sulfridge, Second Vice
Mrs. A. D. Owens, Treasurer.
Miss Emma Duncan, Secretary.
Mi.-s Olga Horton, Program Com?
Miss Beverly Taylor and Mrs. J. I..
McCorraick, Visiting.
Miss Jamison and Miss Slower*,
Mss Hilly Fulton, Reception.
The Woman's Missionary Society
of the M. E. Church, South, will
serve a chicken pie dinner in con?
nection with their fancy needle work
sale on Friday, November 3rd at the
tea room. Come bring the whole
' family and have one good time. The
[ dinner will be served from 0 until
8:30 o'clock. Reserve your tables
Chicken Pie With White Gravy
Creamed Potatoes Creamed Peas
Cabbage Slaw Cranberry Sauce
Pickles Tea Coffee
The Epworth League of Wise coun-1
ty held their regular monthly meet- I
ing at Stuart:.! on Friday evening.
Every om- enjoyed a very interesting
program, The attendance listed two
hundred and titty members with a
very good per cent from the (lap.
Norton carried home the banner for
the past month's work. All the so?
cieties are working hard for this bah;
nr and the Gap is hoping to carry it
hack with them this month. Ruf US
Jennings was elected president of
the Itig Stone (lap League. The next
meeting will he held nt Appalachla
on Friday evening. November I".
It Is Urged that all the leaguers be
presnt on Sunday evening to discuss
a social gathering,
Mrs. <!. 1-'.. GHly, who was token to
the hospital at Norton a week ago
for treatment, died on Monday at
12:30 o'clock after lingering at the
point of death for th.lays. Ilei
death came as h great shock to the
people of llig Stone Gap as it was
not generally known that her con?
dition was so serious, Following her
removal to the hospital sin- appeared
to be Improving hut on Saturday it
was noticed tier condition had taken
n decided turn for the worse after
which it appeared that death was
only a matter of a few hours. A
desperate effort was made to save
In r life hy blood transfusion which
Was given by her 10 year old :on,
Mrs. Hilly hid been in declining
health for the past four or live
months which did not appear to lo?
ot' a serious nature until within the
past two weeks. During the last
hours of her illness she conversed
freely with members of the family
who were constantly nl her bedside.
Mrs. Hilly was 17 years of age and
was a daughter of Have Williams,
who is now residing in West Virgin?
ia. Thirty-one years ago she mar?
ried Gordon E. (lilly, of llig Stone
Gap, ami to this union were horn ten
children all of whom are living vwth
the exception of one which died in
infancy. All members of the family
were at Norton during their moth?
er's illness With the exception of one
daughter, Mis. .loo Martin, of Den?
ver, Col. She will arrive here this
morning III time for the funeral.
Mrs. OHIy realised a mother's one
great ambition in that she had lived
almost long enough to help rear her
family to manhood ami womanhood.
Her Christian life and gentle man
nor had won for her many friends
in this section all of whom deeply
reglet to learn of hei apparently
untimely death.
Besides her husband she is surviv?
ed by the following children. Mrs.
doe Martin, of Denver, Col., .lohn,
William, Mary, .lames, Margaret,
Charles, Ralph and Martha Lena
Gilly. The funeral service- will l?
held at the Method isl church at
ah,oil 2:30 o'clock Ihla afternoon.
George C. Peery and Gover?
nor Trinkle Will Address
Voters in Theatre Building
Ceorgc C. Peery, Democratic can?
didate for the Ninth District Con?
gressional District, and Governor E.
Lee Trinkle will address the voters
of liig Stone Cap .Hol vicinity ill the
Amuzii Theatre at I o'clock Satur?
day afternoon, October JSth. This
Will be the lirst political speaking in
Dig Stone Cap since the present
campaign started and the people,
especially the Democrats, are very
anxious to hear their side of the
.issue discussed by these able speak?
ers. Mr. Peery has been greeted with
large crowds on his speaking tour
throughout the Ninth and it is ex?
pected a large number of people will
be out to hear him at this place.
Mr. Trinkle is also an orator of
unusual ability and the voters always
turn out in large numbers to hear
him. tie, together with Mr. Peery,
will also address the voters nt Norton
on Saturday night.
The president who gets his face
on postage stamps need not be wor?
ried over what history will say of
him. He will always be remembered
as long ns the stumps hold out.
Develops Self-reliance, Neat?
ness and Concentration,
Sulfridge Writes
Several patron* have spoken to
mo recently about the amount of
home study their children Were ex?
pected to do. Therefore, I have .!??
rided to discuss this subject briefly
for the benefit of all who may be in?
terested. Two questions naturally
arise with reference to home study,
first: Should homo study be requir?
ed at all? .Second: Assuming that it
should be required, how much time
should a child be expected to SpeQtl
in home study'.' In answering the
first question, I would tike to say
that in spite of the fact that some
popular writers have taken the op?
posite view, school superintendents,
principals, ami teachers are prac?
tically unanimous in the opinion that
home study should be required. A
few years ago the New York Acad?
emy of Public Education sent out a
qticstiounirc to ?10 superintendent -,
principals, ami class teachers with
reference to home study, .'oil out of
the 010 were ill favor of home study.
170 out of the 564 replies agreed
that home study became not only a
function for the Improvement of the
school, hut for the home ai well.
Personally, I think that a reasonable
amount of home study i-i absolutely
essential to the satisfactory progre
of the schaoii Home study, pi..per
ly assigned and supervised, will de?
velop Self-reliance, neatness, con?
centration, accuracy, industry, re
spoiislbility, thoroughness, and the
study habit. The home study as?
signment alfords a splendid oppor?
tunity for the parent to ' keep ill
touch with the child's work and pro?
gress in school, tin the other hand,
the child may be greatly helped ami
encouraged by the friendly interest
of the parent during the home study
period. Furthermore, the average
student in the grammar grades and
high school departments have not
sufficient time in school boor., to pre
pare for all their recitations. Foi
example, our high school day con?
sists of eight to minute periods.
The average high school student i,
actually n-iting five of these eight
periods, counting one period foi I d
oratory work. This leaves only
three tu minute periods to prephf'j
four lessons, assuming that the stu?
dent makes use of all available time.
The curriculum in the grndes Is even
more crowded. The high school stu?
dent who really wishes to do Ills tvdrk
well will require an hour for tin
preparation of eaeh lesson, while the
grammar grade student v. ill need 30
to IG minutes' preparation for each
recitation, tin this basil wo have
estimated conservatively the mini?
mum amount of time that should be
given to home study each day for
live days out of the week by pupil,
I In each department. Therefore,
I teachers have been instructed to
make assignments for home study
as follows:
High school, a hours daily, fi days
out of the week.
Uth ami 7th grades, 1 boor ?i> nur.
utes daily.
Mb grade, 1 hour daily.
3rd and Ith grades, 46 minutes
1st and 2nd grades, none.
We hope every parent will co-op
etrsite with the school in seeing that
this amount of home work is done
The pumpkin is coming into Its
own. No longer is it necessary for
the pumpkin to lay in corn fields un?
noticed ami covered with weeds.
Hallowe'en is coming next week and
spooks can't walk without a pumpkin
lantern. The kitldies are getting
them ready while the older folks nre
preparing for Hallowe'en dances and
the like. All movable gates, wagons
and houses are in the process of be?
ing made prank-proof. The gllOSt
will walk and so will gates and other
things. Chief Belcher Is going to
till the local bastlle with boys if they
get too rough, he says. Beware!
Woman, in one respect, is much
like the Bible. There are many
things about her we never undcr
I stand.

xml | txt