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|1S The Big Stone Gap Post. 6 Pages
? .._ ' ? ._ ??_ ?_ f0U XXX_._--gj?IgSLg^; ^ISE CQUNIY^A^EPi^gP^^ iTmi No. 47 loO ATTEND COUNTY EPWORTH LEAGUE MEET AT APPALACHiA i^th Meeting of County Or? ganization Demonstrates That Epworth League Spirit is at High Point Uy LUCILIi ASHWORTH flu- sixth meeting of the NVisc ouiity Epworth League Union wad i!d at Appaiuchia, on November IT. 922, which attested to tin- Bpworth eague spirit running high in the D?nty at tliis tihlOi About live hun reil von- present, tin- majority bo ,g Leaguers. The Methodist church was decorut ,1 with yellow and white erepe paper I:,, league cnlors.in an artistic man. ,i. The League emblem hung from i?. renter of the church. The Appalaebia-ltig Stone Clap tlillll entertained with several se? ctions before tile progress began. The bouse was called to order by he president, Hormon Ii. Kirchner, >f Norton, and the services were lead !,. Presiding Elder E. A. Shugnrt. 11..- minutes of the meeting held (t Stoiicgn were read by the socio by, I.ucilc Ashworth, of Cocburn. i The following program was jtiven: Sm.K? t'ongregalion?The Fight is I Cray, r -Rev. Briggs, Appaiuchia. [ Wal Solo?Edwin Armstrong. Addri "How League- l 'an W. r hip," Miss Virgie Itarker, Slo Pisia? Solo?-Mra. Will.ud Large, I I'iiHio Trio- Misses Radical Rrcod ling; Itachael Pritchett, Ruth Daub, Reading?Big Stone Cap League, Evelyn Alsover. Vocal Solo?Miss Mary Sullivan. ! liini Magic, L. .1. Wolfe, i'oc iiurii. V..cd Solo?With Violin Olignts, Lietta Daub, Roy Kaub, Appaiuchia. ami Solo?Elizabeth Sullivan, Appaiuchia. was followed by the reports frdiu the various Leagues which showed hard work during the mouth, '?y Ii..- part of each local chapter. Niere an- fifteen active chapters in district ami many more under ? - tat ion. About $53f>.15 had ed by the Leagues during Hi- past month showing thai thore M be a fine spirit of cooperation I enthusiasm. Phe report of the program cons lee was made by their chairman, Mi Edith Cherry, of Norton. The item of greatest interest, inbly, was the presentation of the banner, which was carried away for the third time by the Coeburn hoagiie. This Leagu- had the foj l"Mng report: Percentage of membership I t 100. - New members during month? I. Number of departments work I. . Percentage membership ?'? ending local meeting?00. Money raised?$IQ3.00. lie- Glamorgan League ran .. 'tid. II was decided that the next meet, ing should he held at Coeburn, on Friday night, December 15th, at 8:00 - '?? Eastern time. I he most cordial welcome was rx lendcd to the visiting Leagues by the Appalachla League and after the conclusion of the program, delicious ftfreshmehts were served consisting oi pimento and olive sandw,iches,cof f*e ami hot chocolate. These i.st? ore a means of inspiration to nil ?lia attend. PULASK1 FURNACE NOW IN FULL BLAST I'nlaski.Vu., Nov. 17.?The Pulaski Iron Company furnace, idle since [October, 1U20, is back in blast, it ? blown in this week when Miss bila Saul Gilmer, acting as proxy for ?Mr Perciyal Johnson, wife of Pres? ident Johnson, of the company, llght M with a torch the fuse which car tied the fire back through the- first ' to the inflammable material in base of the furnace, immediately following which employees tired the other nine layers. Sign over roadside inn near Cape C?d: "Stop Here?Lobster." Bo ton Transcript. HIGH KNOB PARK PROJECT NOW UP TO PEOPLE, SLEMP SAYS : Norton Kiwanis Club is Busy Gathering Data for De? partment of Interior Action is still being token on the High Knoll national park project. In n talk before Kiwnnlnn? at Norton Tuesday, Congressman C, II. Stein?, through whom the Kiwanis Club is expecting to secure the park, said that nothing definite can be done by the government until definite work bad been accomplished by the people of this section. When all available data and information has been secur? ed lie said, this call he submitted to the Department of the Interior.which would then have something tangible to begin on. '"If you people want the park," he repeated, "you'll have to go after it." Going After It The Norton Kiwanis Club has been working on this proposition for some time, having appointed committees to look into the various aspects of the situation. Through the instru? mentality of Congressman Slcrhp the Gl?h hopes to obtain definite results. Thursday night the engineers ol tin' county met al Hi- office of (!. M. Kiigore aiid went ?cor the mailer of securing the necessary acreage; Maps were produced and certain boundaries considered. In order to make an accurate and comprehensive map of the territory likely to be em? braced by the park, to he sill milted to the Interior Department, a party of nhoul fifteen engineers and com niitleemen made a journey lo the the Knoli on Sunday, on mules and Knob Sunday, on mules and horses, mid studied tlx- lay of the land. The extra session of Congress con? vened Monday, mid it is hoped that all necessary data will he ready to present to the government dining this session. BLACK DIAMOND STILL CLIMBING Black Diamond Reaches 64.3 Per Cent, of Normal Ton? nage Capacity The weekly production report of the Virginia Coal Operators Associa? tion for the week ending November I I shows an increase of :i,0!H> tons over the previous week. Coke is re? ported as 0,7:15 tons for the week. The total tons produced during the week reached ll!!>,812 tons, or C-1.3 per rent, of normal full time capa? city. The Interstate Railroad handled IS.lT'.i tons over Iheir lines; the N. & W. I3,2t?3 Ions; the N. .v. N. 3,121 tons; Southern 32,809 tons and the C, C, & O. 12,110 tons. FATHER SHOOTS FOUR YEAR OED SON Clyde Tritt, little four year old son of Kill Tritt, was accidentally shot by his father while hunting in Hick? ory Pints last Thursday afternoon. Mr. Tritt had gone out hunting and his little son, unknowingly to him, had followed along behind. On pursuing a rather circular course in a Held of tall broom sac,c Mr. Tritt had gotten out of siglr. o." his little son who finally wandered .?.round and got ahead of his father. At this juncture Mr. Tritt's dags chased a rabbit past him going in the direction of the little boy, and after he had fired a few shots he heard the screams of a child. Running in the direction of the screams, Mr. Tritt located his little son whom he hud accidentally shot. It.; took the child up and rushed to his father's home near By. A physician was cnlieii and upon examination of the wounds it Was found that several shots had en? tered the body in various places, the most serious wounds being about its head. However, at present tho little boy is improving rapidly and great hope is entertained for his recovery. ?Lee County Sun. It is better to do your duty than to explain why you didn't. PLAN TO EXPEDITE DELIVERY OF MAIL Washington, Nov. 10.?The usual j congestion of mail facilities oxpe-! ricnccd by the Postofftce Department throughout the country at Christmas time, will be relieved this year inso? far as the War Department can make its machinery effective. Orders issu? ed today by Maj. General Davis, Ad? jutant General of the army to all commanding officers of corps areas directed them to hold all motor ve? hicles, "not actually heeded for mili? tary purposes" for use of the postof lice authorities during the holiday season. As a result, several thousand automobile trucks, each capable of transporting two or three tons of mail, will be placed temporarily at the service of the postal authorities. SHANNON HAS A CLEVER COMPANY Miss Ruth Hall and Don Pal? mer Are Well Supported in Scries of Splendid Plays When it was firs) learned that Ha? zel Shannon ami "lied" Seavier were not going tn be with Harry Shan? non's company this year it was gen? erally believed that the show would be worse than second rale. Ill this the Cap people were delightfully de? ceived. The company was never bet? ter, if indeed il Were ever quite SO good. Here in the Gap the majority of theatre goers are as bard to please as any the average company has to face. Il is not loo much to say that Miss Until Hall and Don Palmer, sup? ported by a well-balanced Company, have more than pleased. The loss of both Miss Hazel and "Red" are t.. be regretted, but one soon forgets it when Miss Hall and Mr. Palmer are seen at their best. Suffering with a cold, Miss Hull has been handicap? ped ever since her arrival here, yet her work is delightful and much more finished than one would expect in an actress playing the "tanks". The same can be said of Don Pal? mer. His personality gets over in a way that leaves no doubts ns to his experience and previous t ruining. Given a play, a stage and the proper support Miss Hall ami Mi. Palmer have ability thai would delight the most blase audience. The balance of the cast is good. Harry, of course, is a fvorlte. His work in "Kiss and Make Up" was ex? cellent. As Eitra Hinckley, a "half cracked" simpleton of rural flavor, his work was especially line. Few actors cah sense the possibilities of the "hick" or "rube" character as Shannon does. It is only to be re? gretted that he calinol find plays in which he can appear at his lu-s^_?sr> as Exra Hinckley he was never bet? ter. One could name them all ami ho able to say something worth while, for the cast is good and d.rvc good plays. The wardrobes of nil wele exceptionally good. The "special? ties" offered between the acts pleas el. Taken all around the Shannons an- the best company coining to the Gap. Manager Taylor is to be con? gratulated in bringing them here. CRIPPLED BOY KILLED BY TRAIN Jim Atkins, of Four Mile, Ky., Run Over by Freight Train at Appalachia Jim Atkins, a crippled boy about 10 years old, was run over by a freight train near the uinion depot at Appalachia last Friday night and died about three hours later. His body was terribly mangled, a leg ami arm being severed and his head crushed. He had Been in this section several days begging money, as he was crippled and unable to work. On I-'riday night it is said he was walking along between parallel tracks of the I.. _ N. Railroad and in stepping aside to let a train pars he was hit by another train on the opposite track being unaware of its approach, The body was prepared for burial and shipped to Four Mile, Ky., where it is said the boy came from. "All the' guests have Iheir names pinned on them." "I don't need that. 1 can remem? ber my name, no matter what Imp pens." EASTERN BUYERS VISIT THIS FIELD Many Prominent Coal Men From New York and New England Come to County for Inspection Tour Private Car "Ideal,, brought u par? ty of buyers from New York and New Kngluml.cscortcd by the McNeil Coal Company, of New York, and of? ficials of the Southern Railway. The personnel of the party was as fol? lows : Li, A. Corga, vice president; A. N. Methmn, sales managerj C. II. Rand erbrook; K. It. Iloslngton, Jr., field representative, of the McNeill Coal Company, Inc. Col. 0, II. Tenney, Rockwell Ten ney. Major .lere Campbell, and Hen? ry Mergenthatcr, representing 48 im? portant public utility corporations of New York and New Kurland. George Sweeney, proprietor of the Commodore Hotel, New York. Messrs. Graves and Burchfield, of the Southern Railway. The car arrived in Appalachia Thursday evening with the 6:35 Southern, Here the party was met by Mes-is. Hull, Patterson, IhrIcs, of the Virginia Iron Coal and Coke I Company, The whole party slept and ate on the car. On Friday morning a Southern switching engine pulled them up the hollow to visit the Ill man, Linden and Laura Mines of the Virginia Iron Coal and Coke Compa? ny, Supt. Ingles conducted them through the mines in two of his large mine curs, so that the consumers could see the actual mining and pre? paration of the coal. On returning to Appalachia Col. Leonard 0. Pet tit, of ilig Stone Gap joined the par? ty. At II ::!.-. the "Ideal" was hooked into No. 1 and pulled to St. Charles. There the party was met by'all of the principal operators and was driv? en around to every mine in the hol? low by Messrs. Roiiduraut, Wagner, Kelly, Hill, ami Tninlihson, The "Ideal" left for New York on Satin day. The big coal operators all express? ed their hearty approval of the Ap? palachia and St. Charles coal and It is certain that they will he perma? nent ami increasing consumers of our coals. N. H. SEAL BUYS SMALL TRACT OF LAND X. II. Seal, who bought a small tract of land on what is known as the Adams farm in the valley above town, a few weeks ago nt the auction sale, has sold his home on Cilly Av? enue to A. L. Witt, hut will no", move to his farm until some time next spring. The tract lies on hoth sides of Butcher's Pork and has a large dwelling house located on it which Mr. Seal expects to overhaul throughout before moving into it. Charlie Pleenor also bought a small tract near the same place ai.d will move there us soon as he run erect a home. I YOUNG LADY SHOT AND I ' KILLED BY COUSIN p Freeling. Vn., Nov. 15.?Miss Al lie Baker, daughter of Creed Baker, was shot and instantly killed by her cousin, Ballard Baker, on yester? day. It is claimed that the killing was accidental. James Heed, Baker's brother-in-law, was the only person present when the occurrence took | place. The statement made by (tak? er and Reed Is that linker remarked | that he heard a certain man with whom he was at enmity coming, and drew his pistol, when the girl seised it, and that in scuffling over it the piece was discharged, the ball break-1 ing her neck. Baker has made no attempt to I escape, lie will probably he given a preliminary hearing before Justice Kcudrlck. LYNCH HIGHWAY CONTRACT GIVEN Last Saturday to K. G. Hill & Company, of Knoxville, Tennessee. Appalachia, Nov. is. the board of directors of the Virginia-Ken? tucky Turnpike Association, which was formed for the building of the Virginia side of the Lynch Itoad, let the contract Saturday t.. 11. 0. Hill & Company, of Knoxville, Venn., for grading, clearing, piping and other? wise improving the Virginia side of tin- Lynch Road. ! This will he welcome new, to all ! the people in tliii section, for it will I be remembered that this road has been talked of for several years ami the deed to the land was secured last winter, and it was afterwards fought through the Virginia Legislature the I Senate vote being a tie, the house voting for it. This bill in the Vir? ginia Legislature was sponsored by our Representative, lion. VY. \V. t;. Dotson, of Wise. The officers of the Virginia-Ken? tucky Turnpike Association, Incur poraled, are: .1. W. Ciintncr, pie : dent; M. I). Collier, vice-president; Cieorge Morton, secretary, and W. A. Head, treasurer: Directors I .1. W. (luntner, M. 1). Collier, W. A. Head. It. It. Parker, K. I'. Putty, S. S. Brooks. Ii. lt. Williams, T. I'. Wil? liams, .1. IL Addington, C. D. Cnru thers, .1. II. Wolfe, .1. U . Kelly, 11. D. Parker, .1. C. Gibson, Ii. II. Crizer, George Morton, R. W. Holly, IL 1.. Puller. ELIJAH KILBOURN DIES AT ARI'ALACHIA Klijah Kilbourne, an aged citizen, died at his home at Appalachia Sat urduy evening at 5 o'clock following an illness of several days. He \V|13 about 75 years old and was a brothel of George Kllbourn anil a cousin of our townsman, W. I!. Kllbourn, The body was taken to Sail ford, Ky., Sun? day night for burial a: comp.mied by Mr. Kllbourn and other relatives. HOW PEERY DID IT RETURNS FOR GENERAL ELECTION FOR WISE COUNTY, VA., NOV. 7, 1922 App.ilaehia .I SCII -1011 Big Stone Gap.I Sill] 330] Blackwood .I 24( 23| Bond Mills .I 175 42 Coeburn N . 171 164 Coeburn E . 283 272 Coeburn S .| 234 149 Coeburn W .I 161 l?8 Bast Stent' Cup.! 261 219 Wise .I 382 482j Hamilton .I 31 561 Imboden .I 69| 169] Norton .I 99fl| S05J Hound .I 2331 73! Roaring Fork. 91 133| Hound Top .I 41 1171 St. Haul ?.I 136| 92] St?nega .! 267| 198i Tacoma .| 147! 031 Tasso .1 61 29 Virginia City .| 114) S8| Total . |49S1|3683| 17! 58D| 1471 2l| 573' 880 1| 27| 29| II 1871 54! 7 1Kb 177 13 290j 310 9 212 173| 61 162i 193; C| 277j 265; 15| 419| 5551 4 341 02 f.j 78| 188j 23(1004j 669 0 2441 1071 3 103| 148| 01 171 1C5| 2) 133i lid' 10| 25 1 236 4 1471 731 21 641 331 3] HO] 971 1521515514369 57 .-.:! I J I 60, 3U3 281| 3281102.1 387| 2611 '.ICS 10 ? 7 I 114 87| 85| 50i 82| 103j 187 129' 58 1 389) 210 990 71 18! 98 991 31 268 ?_' l l 380 if.xii 17| 27 369 381 IK 261 98 I 1] 213 001 I03| 215 116; 111; 491 11 19! 221 25 6| 89 21) 106! 211 233G 2226 963S Pecry's majority . Swnnson's majority . For Constitutional Convention 786 129S 110 FORD FOR NOTHING OFFER MEETS WITH LIVELY INTEREST The Big Mineral Motor Company Subscription Contest is the Talk of Youthful Circles?Many Have Started Six wide awake youngsters of this village have made up their minds to own n ford of their own. Tired of watching their elders climb into their automobiles ami drive olf like the world belonged to them.these young itori have dectded that they will go and do likewise. So they entered the lug Dearborn Independent Week? ly contest which is being conducted by the Mineral Motor Company, of this place, and have started out to get subscriptions. One of them is going to win a Ford touring car. An? other is going to win a set of cord toe-. These tires may be too big for baby brothers push cart but tho v. inner can sell them to the winner of the l ord and have enough money at Christmas time to buy all the i:.li. s in Wise county. "The best part about this subscrip? tion contest/' explained Charles Ben? nett, secretary of the company, "is that some boy or gitl Is going to gel a Ford for about a week's work. You see, we only require 1200 subscrip? tions io all. The winner might not have to tinii in more than f>U or 7.1 Inscriptions to the Dearborn Inde pendent to win I Any hustling boy .11 eu l in Wise county could get that many on any Saturday in the month. It is a .inch!" I he $l.f>0 asked for the great Ford weekly makes the trail to a flivver of yoili own all the more easy to travel. It is a worth while, really necessary I paper of opinion that should be in every home in the county. Dining the next two weeks many hoys and girls will throw their hat into the ring ami strive for the first prize. Mr. Wren, the president of the company, urge; every boy or girl who is anxious to own u car to get ?tailed at once. To make it worth their while he js going to credit the Iii.-,' ten boys and girls to ask for samples and receipt books and begin the w?lk with III subscriptions. Thai will he a splendid start ill itself. So, if von have been thinking about en? tering Ib.- big race, talk it over wilii the folks and make them agree to support you, and then go and get the flivver. It is a cinch! MYSTERY SURROUND BIRTH AND DEATH OF NORTON FOUNDLING Tiny Body Found by Road Side Wrapped in Sofa Pil lov/?Police Investigating Notion, Va., Nov. is.?Pound, by Constable Wise this morning at 7 o'clock, in a ditch at the roadside in llamsey, an infant tied up in u yel? low ami white cheeked sofa pillow and wrapping paper. T he body was hardly cold enough to have been dead long. Constable Wise placed the found? ling in a box ami brought it to the Mayor's office in Norton, where local physicians this afternoon are making an examination as to how long the child bad been born. Investigation is abo being made to ascertain who the mother is. It appears that the child had either been killed or died naturally in a house, wrapped as it was in the pil? low ami tied with a quantity of sew? ing thread. The mother probably pitched the bundle from an automo? bile. FATALLY BURNED Kreiling, Va., Nov. 'JO.?Drucin, the live-year old daughter of Fdvvatd Phipps, was fatally burned a day or two since. The parents were out of the house, when the child's clothing took fire from the grate and were Inn m il off, leaving the body burned almost to a crisp. The child died within a few hours after the hap? pening. Mrs Casey: "Have yez a good man'.'" Mrs. Murphy: "Faith, yis. Ivery time he's sent to jail, he gets ono month olf for good behavior."? American Legion Weekly.