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IIS ATE DEPARTMENT
/ OF EDUCATION [lias Plans and Specifications j Prepared for Almost Three Fourths Million Dollars in Rural School Buildings gtal, Superintendent of. Public ln ' ruction, Harri? Hart, announces jwl during tlie current year to date Li Slate Department of Education jj. prepared plans and specifications or rural ami small town school ibildiligs resulting in approximate' y ihrce-fourths of a million dollars school building construction. The .tcpartmenl of Education prepares plan und specifications for school buildings ranging from one room to fourteen moms to meet the demands rural communities for small ru ?;,| schools ami consolidated schools. f| rork within the Department of Education represented n saving to local -cho.d hoards of from thirty to forty thousand dollars during the pjsl >car in architect fees, the plans ?j prepared by the Slate Depart l1, ind furnished gratis to local f": iards and division superin-. lendents; otherwise many of the communities assisted would neces? sarily have gone without expert sor vj... ,.i this important kind because of the expense. This work is carried on under the supervision of Mr. K.V. ? Lonij assisted by Mr. L. E. Warner, Buk. endeavor to render any special B service to local communities possi Btile by way ?if repairing standard Eh The State Department has adopted Bilir one-story school building plan B.',ftiT careful study mid investiga B ti<>ii, finding (hat the one-story plan Si- less expensive to construct, due to Iii., .'lin.inatioii of heavy building Ironstiliction; it also eliminates all J rir. hazards and is generally better adapted to good school administra? tion! Superintendents) and school hoards over the state are already making ar? rangements with tlie State Depart? ment to prepare plans for their Ichbol building program for next yeai and it is expected that the De? partment will have heavily increased demands upon it during the comhiij Slate Superintendent Mart hat lu'eti carefully developing this pro-1 grain for the past four years until it has now reached the point where the department is in u position to ren ?Si a distinct service to rural cone muiiilies in providing plans for bel? let school housing facilities at no cost locally. Furthermore, the De- i |j?rtniellt is prepared to distinctly iissisl local communities in advising | With them relative to the best ami | ? t economical school building eon aructioil, regardless of the source I?( plans for proposed buildings. All finis for school buildings are thus carefully examined and constructive tiiticisms made before being upprov. "I by the Slate Hoard of Education. In the development of the high ' jschools in Virginia the needs of the I Negroes of the state have been ov? erlooked. A report of Henry G. Kllis, State Supervisor of Secondary Education, shows that there are four fully accredited and three partially accredited four-year public high schools and four fully accredited pri? vate high schools for Negroes in the State. Two public high schools and one private high school will be ad? ded to the accredited list in 1922-23. A standard four-yeur high school i.i conducted in connection with the Virginia Normal and Industrial In? stitute at Petersburg and another in connection with the Hampton Nor? mal ami Agricultural Institute. There are twenty-three county train? ing schools for negroes in which high school work is offered and a large number of public and private high schools which have not yet met re ?piiremeiits for accrediting. The courses olfered in all of these high schools are substantially the same as those olfered ill the high schools for white pupils. In Richmond city the Armstrong Public High School and the high school departments Hurtmonx Me? morial College and Virginia Union University are fully accredited to Hie State Department uf Education; AGED WOMAN DIES WHEN RUN OVER BY RICHLANDS TRAIN Lebanon, Va., Oct. 20.?A few j mornillgs ago in the railroad yard at llichlands, on the Clinch Valley I division, was the scene of a distress? ing accident, when Miss Susie Cole man was run over by the fCchlands shifter. It seems .Miss Colenmn was accustomed to picking up coal oif the railroad tracks, which are near her home. She was engaged in this task when the train backed down the track, ami before she was aware of its presence it had backed over her body. The body was terribly mutil? ated, being severed in several places. I be accident occurred just across the street from her home. Miss CoielllUll was seventy-live years ul age. Her father, who has attained the age of ninety-nine, sur? vives his daughter. GASOLINE NEEDS OF 1923 I It is estimated that there will he ; 13,500,000 gasoline engines in use in lU'J.'l. Figuring an average of 420 gallons of fuel a year for each, the petroleum industry will have to pro? vide 5,070,000,000 gallons of gaso? line liming the twelve months begin? ning January I. At the present rate of one barrel of gasoline to four barrels of crude, this would require a crude oil production of 240,000,000 barrels. A trip that formerly took two hours can now be made in twenty minutes with the car. You call spend the other part of the two hours look? ing for parking space.?Clinton Re? pository. A million men have turned to One Eleven Cigarettes ~a firm verdict for superior quality. ^'^^^ cigarettes 15 for 10c VIRGINIA LEADS IN PER CAPITA FOOD PRODUCTION Virginia farmers come nearer feeding themselves, their city broth? ers and their livestock than the farm? ers in any other stale in the south. This information war. gathered from statistics recently sent the Director of the Extension Division by the Division of Crop Estimates in Rich? mond; The total cost of the food and feed needed to supply the people and the livestock of the state for one year is estimated at $430,338,066. The total value of the food ami feed produced in the state during an av? erage year is $340,178,000. There are approximately 2,309,000 people in the state of Virginia. These fig? ures show that for each inhabitant of the slate, together with the live? stock owned by this Inhabitant, there is a deficit of only $30.00 per capita ill food and feed production. Similar figures for North Carolina show that there is a deficit of $75.011 per inhabitant in that stale. The deficits * per inhabitant in other Southern States are as follow.-: South Carolina, $71.00; Georgia, $51.(10; Florida, $98.00 J Alabama, $91.00; Mississippi, $93.110; Lou? isiana, $89.00; Maryland, $76.00. These figures should prove of great interest to those who are fond of comparing agricultural progress in this state with that in other Southern Stales, for while it is perfectly true that several of the big cotton and tobacco producing slates have total crop values greater than the crop values ill Virginia when the products mentioned sell high, yet it is equally true that Virginia farmers are much better Off when the said crops bring' low prices; In othei words, the ag? riculture of Virginia is practically self-sustaining, for Virginia farmers not only raise enough food and feed themselves and theii animals but ap? proximately enough to feed all Un? people and livestock in the state. There has been great progress in the production of food and feed crops ill Virginia since the introduction of farm demonstration work in this state. VIRGINIA GAME DEPARTMENT Besieged With Appeals to Raise High Class Hunting Dogs Richmond, Va., Hit. 27.? (Spec? ial.)? The Came Department of Virginia, which is supported en? tirely by the co-operation of hunts? men and farmers, is now besieged with appeals to raise high elass hunt? ing dogs, such as setters, pointers and fox, hounds at the Game Farm at Windsor Shades, Va. The ad? visability or propriety of such a proj? ect is questioned by Commissioner Lee. The use of a small part of tie present Came Farm, which has 1460 acres in its hounds, is suggested for operating a kennel of high class hunting dogs, to he managed by an experienced dog breeder. The suggestion has come from u resolution of huntsmen of the Blue Ridge section where wild game is plentiful ami good hunting dogs are scarce. The argument of the reso? lution is that the country hoy who is not able to pay $50.00 for a good high class hunting dog, and really appreciates this class of dog, can secure, through the proper qualifica? tions, just as good a dog as the man of greater means, thereby making sportsmen of the hoys and at the same time eliminating the mongrel hunting dog to some extent. The Department is asked to lend its aid to the enterprise by providing a high class imported stud dog of each hunting variety; also several brood matrons, the puppies to be dis? posed of to the citizens of Virginia at a nominal cost of $15 each. It is made plain by a prominent sports? man of the state that the project ican and should he self sustaining at j a nominal charge for the dogs, and he has already offered to donate an ample number of hunting brood matrons, provided the proper restric? tions are enforced on any resale of dogs for commercial profit. As this wounld be a new venture on the part of the Department of Game und Inland Fisheries, mid something which no other stute has even suggested, the Commissioner has taken the matter under advise? ment and nwaits suggestions from sportsmen from all parts of the state. It would never do to settle all of our strikes und other troubles at once. We would have nothing to worry about. ? Tl.* A L M.Co, Reducing Wash "DAY" to "HOUR" Here's a simple, economical way i<> reckon your family washing by a couple of hours instead of days Let us call for your w hole hum He. We'll gently wash everything in ] i re, rainsoft water, thoroughly rinse everything, dry everything. Then we'll starch the pieces ih.it need it( Hull the woolens and bath towel read) for use, and iron the flat work beautifully smooth. All the heavier work is finished. There only remain a tew personal things lor you to do it your leisure. We call this our Rough?ry Service. Its reasonable? ness will please you. Phone us today, and we ll have our representative fur? ther explain this service; THE ROYAL LAUNDRY 4i ia BIG STONE GAP. VIRGINIA Dodee Brothers BUSINESS COUPE The approach of winter emphasizes the nll-ycar use? fulness of the cnr. Wind and sleet beat in vain against the weather stripped doors and windows, A floor radiator keeps the interior as warm as n room. The windows are readily adjusted for ventilation. Underlying these seasonal comforts, is the satisfac? tion owners feel in the car's < xc< dibnnl sturdiness. The laxly propel is a hand-welded steel unit. It is now generally known that this novel construc? tion has made possible Dodge Brothers enamel fin? ish (instead of paint) which is baked at high tem? perature on the surface of the steel. The trininess and grace of the body lines urc en? hanced by a noa-rumble fain ic lop and rent quarters fashioned in the present attractive mode. Genuine Spanish blue leather upholstery, wide 3img fitting doors arid robrriy luggage quarters heighten the impression you instantly net of the car's distinc? tive fitness for service, cither business or social. TS? price It SIOSO Mivmti LONG'S GARAGE Big Stone Gap, Va.