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The Big Stone Gap post. [volume] (Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Va.) 1892-1928, November 01, 1922, Image 6

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TOBACCO SALES
IN VA. AVERAGE
UPWARD OF $20
More Than Million and Half
Pounds of Leaf Sold in
September
Richmond, Vn., Oct. 28.?There
were 1,585,313 pounds of lenf tobnc
co of the 11>22 crop sold for produc?
ers during September, according to
the Virginia crop reporting service.
Last yenr 1,719,2013 pounds were
sidd in September by fifty-seven
warehouses; while this yenr only fif?
teen were operating. In 1920, sev?
enty-seven warochouscs sold $1,317,
li'S pounds during September. Re
porls were received from the bright
markets only, as none of the dark
opened before Octobeor 1.
Prices have started off well and ns
early sales are usually of the poorer
grades, the averages made in Sep?
tember are considered good. The
average price of nil tobacco sold din?
ing September was $20.84 per hun?
dred, which compares with $10.69
per hundred for September, 1921;
and $20.14 the season's average last
year for bright tobacco. The Mar
tinsville market reported an average
of $27.hS, which was the highest
made during the month. This mar?
ket also reported the best grades of
tobacco, having only 10 per cent,
common, while some markets on the
eastern edge of the belt reported as
much as till to 70 per cent common.
According to estimates of the ware?
housemen the September sales gradj
ed 20 per cent, good, 40 per cent,
medium and 40 per cent, common,
compared w ith 22 per cent, good, '.i I
per cent, medium and 44 per cent,
common last year.
The latest estimate of the United
States Bureau of Agricultural Eco?
nomics for Virginia's IP22 crop is
I73,0n.1,000 pounds, which compared
with 90,034,000 pounds sold last
year, and 179,580,000 pounds in
1DB0;
WARRENTON DOG
IS SOLD TO D. C.
MAN FOR $4,000
Warrenton, Vn., Oct. 28.?S. K.
Jackson has sold his line hunting dog
"Trixle" to a Washington sportsman
for the sum of $4,000.
This is the largest sum on record
for the sale of a l'ur<|uicr dog.
SIX-YEAR-OLD
PREACHER HOLDS
SUNDAY SERVICE
Baltimore, Oct. 28.?Newton E.
Hastings, Salisbury, Md., is only six
years old; lie has just entered the
public schools of his home town and
has had no conscious preparation or
I coaching for ecclesiastical pursuits;
j but on Sunday he conducted services
in St. Paul's Methodist Protestant
church in the manner of an experi?
enced minister.
The youthful preacher for the last
six months has been speaking be?
fore congregations in Salisbury and
nearby towns. His father says that
j the boy bus had no Biblical instruc?
tion other than the Bible stories and
' passages which have been read to
him in his home and at Sunday
school.
PLAN $50,000 EXTEN
SION STRUCTURE
FOR VIRGINIA POLY
Blncksbtirg, Vo., Oct. 28.?Plans
ale under way for the erection of a
building to house the extension divis?
ion at V. P. I., to cost about $50,000.
The bUildiUg will be adjacent to tin*
agricultural hall and will form a part
of the general Scheme of nrchitci -
tore which it is proposed shall pre?
dominate in the future.
In the last few years the extension
division force throughout the state
has nearly trebled and the force lo
Cated at Blacksburg has doubled.
The freshman class has elected
the following officers for the year:
E. ft. Gaines, Culpcppcr, president;
tl. It. Bullock, Norfolk, vice presi
ident; W. Holly, Atlanta, secre?
tary; W. II. Gallup, Norfolk, treas?
urer; .1. P. Kite, Orange, scrgeant
at-arms. The members of the ex?
ecutive committee are: t'. E. Kocp
pen, Fredericksburg; W. W. Kavnu
augh ami G. W. Cannady, Bonnoke.
The rich man lay dying. He was
bidding his chauffeur goodbye; "Ah,
Sykes," he said, "I am going on a
long journey and nvci a more rug?
ged road than you ever drove me
over."
"Yes, sir," said the chauffeur, ad?
ding consolingly, "but there is ?ne
comfort. It will all be down bill."
Petersburg Progress and Index Ap?
peal.
Of course, children may tint know
litiltc as much as their parents do,
but they know it better, perhaps.
"When the Frost Is
On the Pumpkin"
Snappy, peppy fall weather; the
glorious days before the coming of
winter, calls for the mild heat of
"Sunbeam"
Electric Heater
Just the thing for the chilly cor?
ners morning and evening. In
winter time, the best heat for bath?
room and bedroom. See t h e
demonstrations at our store.
Our first showing of holiday goods
and Christmas gifts will he ready
within a short time. This year,
"Say Merry Christmas Electrically."
Electric Transmission Co,
of Virginia
CONTRACTS
AWARDED
For Approximately $400,000
of Highways in Virginia
Richmond, Oct. 25.? (Special).?
Awarding $1,1112,384 in road con?
tracts, the acceptance of loans under
the Robertson Act to the amount of
approximately $400,001) and final de?
risions following public bearings i\s
to the routing of three sections of
the State highway system, were the
high points of the two day session of
the Virginia State Highway Commis?
sion in Columbia and Richmond this
week. The public bearing preceding
the final location of the Richmond
Frcdoricksburg section of the Rich'
mom!-Washington highway was set ,
for November 27 in Richmond. Ac?
tion on numerous requests made of
the commission for ndtlitious of sec- 1
lions of road under the law, which
permits adding 2 1-2 per cent, per
annum, was deferred until all of the
requests could be considered at the '
same time. The Commission will i
hold a hearing in Orange county dor (
Irig the coming week. In attendance .
at the meeting of the commission
wei'e Chairman Henry G. Shirley, I
Richmond, Secretary Wade H. Has |
sic, Washington, Va., lt. K. Saun- .
ders, Saltvillc, Hugh It. Sproul,
Staunton, and .Major I. Walke Trox- I
tun, Norfolk. {
Following the public heating as to j
the routing of the section of the
Richmond-Newport News highway !
between Richmond and Providence (
Forge, the highway will he located i
via Richmond, Seven I'ines thence
to a point east of Bottoms Bridge '
thence to a point near Mountcastle, I
thenc. to Providence Forge. I
The section of route No. 2 was
designated from I'ork Union north. '
by way of Dixie, to the west side of I
Palmyra, following the hearing at (
Columbia. The commission also
adopted the routing on the fiver toad
? ml of Richmond to connect with 1
lottte No. 2 fiom Coochlaud (.'. II. ,
via Doglown by the most direct
route through Fife, Columbia to
Dixie, at which point the connection
with Route No. 2 will be made.
Contracts awarded are as follows: i
Project 170, route 3, between
Martlnsville ami Daniels Creek, .'I.Ill 1
miles of 18 fo.K concrete, to W. \V. I
lloxlcy, Roauokc, $108,021.70. ,
Project 250, route 11, between
Burke's Harden siding ami Tazewcll,
I .Hi) miles It! foot bituminous mac?
adam to C. T. Franklin k Co., Bay
setts, $11,448.01;
Project 192A, route It, north of |
Greenville! toward Fnlrncld, 5 miles
Is foot bitUmillouS macadam to Pace
Construction Company, Roanoke,
$125,140.55.
Project 217, route its, Clintwood
towards Fremont; 1.03 ihiles 12 foot
bituminous macadam to Clintwood
Construction Company, Clintwood,
$31,298.23!
Project S219, route IK, Streets of
Halifax, 1.84 miles of IS and 24 ft.
concrete to Southern Construction
Company, Ptersburgi 861,680.4t!
Project I70B, route :t, bridge over
Beaver Creek, 113 feet long to Pitts
burg - Des.Moines Steel Company,
UittSburg, Pa., $8,002.01.
Project 130, route 25, Grccnwich
Milford .Mills, .'.lit miles 12 foot sur?
faced treated macadam to 1.. .).
Chandler, Virginia, $18,502.25.
Project 2011, route 25, New Balti?
more to Greenwich, 1.1 miles 12 foot
surface treated macadam to 1.. J.
Chandler, Virginia, $29,694.45.
Project 108, route (1, Chant illy -
lioutloun county line, 5 miles of U'.
foot bituminous1 macadam toCnrdoe
Gillespic Company, Fairfax, $122,
016.22,
Contracts totalling $680,800 au?
thorized by mail vote of the mem?
bers of the Commission were formal?
ly approved.
The loan of Arlington county of
$40,000 for the construction of one
ami thrce-cigtha of miles of highway
between Falls Church and Halls Hill
under the Robertson act were ac?
cepted.
The loan of Wise county of $10n,
000 for the construction of a section
of route No. II between the Dickin?
son county line and Donkey under
the terms of the Robertson act were
accepted.
Additional allocations to projects
under way totalling approximately
$80,000 were made.
DR. WM. N. BOTTS
Practice Limited to Diseases of the
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
and Fitting of Glasses
OFFICF. OVER THE
OI-U DOMINION DRUG -STORE
APPALACHI A, VA.
DR. G. C. HONEYCUTT
DENTIST
BIG STONE GAP, VA.
Office, in Willis Building over Mutual
Drug Store
The Lonesome Pine Motor Company's new
garage is now open to the public and prepared to
render efficient service. Drive to our garage for
your
Gasoline, Oils and Accessories
Exclusive Agents for the \
Buy a round of Fisk Red Tops for your Ford.
They Satisfy!
Let us clean up and polish your car. I
Your trade is solicited and appreciated. Give (
us a trial. _
Lonesome Pine Motor Company j
Incorporated I
DIS TRIEU T0RS 1
DURANT AND STAR CARS
Most Popular Cars on tlic Market
Phone 239. BIG STONE GAP, VA.
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fact when you install any one of the man)-simple: re?
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Phone 151 Office Over Amuzu Thoatr
BIG STONE GAP, VA.

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