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AGRICULTURE The Purposes and Aims of the Department of Agricul? ture in the Big Stone Gap High School On February 23rd, 1917, the O-lili congress passed n law which Inter be? came universally known as the Smith Hughes Act. This act was approved by the President and the law became popular in n surprisingly short time. Through this law the Federal gov? ernment aids the state and county in maintaining a department of ag? riculture in the various high schools. In discussing nnd defining the bur poses and aims of the department of agriculture in the local school, it should be said in the beginning that this department was created with the idea in mind that it would serve the interests of all the farmers or truck growers in Wise county. The department has absolutely no re? strictions ns to territory in the coun? ty, and proposes to function in the behalf of all those fanners ami truck growers who are interested in sys? tematic nnd scientific farming. The controlling purpose of this department is to lit the boys of the rural nnd small town districts for useful employment. We propose to take the boy from the truck farm and train him in a systematic nnd scientific manner. Por the boy who lives on the live-stock farm we pro? pose to do the same. There is nl waya to be had some useful informa? tion ami the boys are taught to work with their heads as well as with their bands. It might be of interest to know that from time In time as the boy* nre assigned topics for study, the teacher of agriculture lakes tin dos? out into the fields and there develops the topics in the most practical man? ner possitde. Instead of requiring the boy to memorize long passages from some dry agricultural extract, wo require him to use Iiis intellectual powers in guessing the weight of u hog or n steer. Instead of asking him to learn the Latin classification for all the flowers that grow, we teach him how to figure the amount and kind of fertilizer to use to grow nn acre of potatoes or cabbage, It is always the purpose of this department 10 keep in mind the chief interests and problems of the boy as he knew them on the farm. Having in mind these problems it shall he our purpose to develop the boy grad? ually through hours of systematic study to the point where he will catch the vision of the "Better Way" to farm, ami with all whom he comes into contact will be benefit ted he cause of his knowledge of scientific fa ruling. In the development of this course in agriculture we have regular as? signments in bulletins and texts for the class room work. In addition to this we have a farm shop course which is given along with the other work and correlates closely with it. Tlris shop work includes instructions in repair work in various farm arti? cles, repair work on harness and also some instructions on rope tying and splicing. We have the farm shop building as an example of the kind of work the class is doing at present. This building is 10x00 and has been entirely constructed by the class. As a summary to the above re? marks it may be definitely stated that it is the specific nim of this de? partment to: 1. Cooperate with the farmers in developing the agricultural interests of this section to the fullest extent. 2. Tnkc the. hoys from the farms nnd educate them in such a way that the home nnd community will benefit directly from this training. 3. Promote a hotter and broader citizenship by giving the boys of the present generation the tools with which to work when they go back to the farm. J. C. POWELL, Head Agricultural Department llig stom- Cap High School coebur?n?ews Jack Hicks, of Wise, spent the week-end with his cousin, Alpha Gnitgh. Choir practice met Friday evening at the home of Mrs. it. N. Havens. After practice, delicious candy was served. Clara Carpenter, of Norton, visit? ed the home of Mr. ami Mrs. F.* A. Ashworth Saturday. Several of the Coehurn young peo? ple attended the dance at the Blue Sulphur Hotel at St. Paul on Friday night. Guy Hall, who is working at Tram? mel, Va., spent the week-end with relatives here. K?mest Johnson, of Graham, vis? ited relatives here Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Johnson, The Campbell circle of the Wo? man's Home Missionary Society gave a Tacky Parly at the Swan Motor Company on Sturdny night which proved to be one of the most success? ful social events of the year. After much deliberation on the part of the judges, as to who was the tackiest person present, the prize was given to Mrs. Hriggs. (linger bread ami pop were served. Mrs. Hill Rumgny and daughter, Lillian, of Wilder, were visiting in own Saturday. Ada Burton and Miss Huddle, of Haven, Va., were visitors in town Monday morning. Mr. and Mis. It. L. Osborno nnd family, of Norton, were visitors Iii town Saturday. Mrs. J, J. Body, of Johnson City, Tonn., is here at this time. Mr. and Mrs. Body Will go to housekeeping here. George ItAeblick, news editor of the Big Stone Cap Post; was in town Friday afternoon. Dr. and Mrs. Ctllherison, of Nor ton, were in town Friday afternoon, Julia Kitgore, who has been .11 with diphtheria, is much improved at this time. The F.pworlh League attended en masse the County Kpworth League Union held at Appalnchia oil Frida j night. Howard Smith, of Ahingdoh, vis? ited bis brother here hist week, Find lay Smith. Mrs. J. S. Johnson visited rela? tives near Wise. Mr. ami Mrs. Arch Johnson. Rev, It. N. Havens left Wednesday for Emory and Henry College, where he will conduct a series of revival services. Dr. John C. Orr, pastor hi Emory, will till the Methodist pulpit on Sunday. Janice Carpenter, who tenches school at Laura, spent the week-end with her parents here, Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Curpctiter. Presiding Elder K. A. SliUgari, presided over quarterly conference held hero Tuesday afternoon. Kwing Lipps, of Wise, is in the local hospital at this time, haying Un? dergone a slight operation there. Misses Marshall and C?w?od, of Fairview, Vu., wen- callers in town Tuesday night. The Lipps District Sunday School Convention was held at the Baptist You Should See Our Stock of ? Victrolas and Pianos fjsJIl^iJi^] fi?^a We have everything- in ^Hi S. Music from a Talking ? II w Machine Needle to a y Grand Piano. C. C. Blankenship, Appalachia, Virginia. church on Wednesday from 10:00 j till -1:00 o'clock with a largo nttcnd uncc. Out of town speakers were unusually good. Miss Alice Bruce, of Crunes Nest, visited tit the home of Mr. nnd Mrs. ('. Q. Counts Tuesday night. Mr. and Mrs. It. N. Havens had as their guests last week, Mr. and Mrs. I. . II. Havens from Dante, anil Mrs. II. A. Towo from Ornyson county, Mrs. Havens' mother. K. Paul Kadfonl, Supervisor of she Cllnchflcld Coal Corporation schools accompanied by two teachers from Moss, Vn., Lntisa Trcadway ami Alice Winston, observed in Coc burn High School Tuesday. Mr. and Mis. James Lipps, of Wise, passed through, town Sunday night enroUte to Wise. They were married in Britol on Sunday. Mrs. Lipps was formerly Anna Cawood, of Hig Stone Cap. Harry Hall, of Dante, was a visitor in own last week. Miss llculah E. McNcmnr, render, will give a delightful entertainment lit i lam- ' - Nest on Monday evening November 20th for the benefit of the Cllnchflcld Coal Corporal ion school. Her main feature will he "Miss Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch." Traveling Salesman Charles Mc Conncll, of Abingdou, was a business callur in town Wednesday. DEATH OF MRS. VAUGHAN Mrs. Florida Louvenia Horton VnUghtin, was horn in Hawkins coun? ty, Ton?., April 23, 1800.. She was united in marriage to Mr. c. I'. Vnughan, September II, I8S3. To this union there were horn si, Children, two of whom died in early life; four ale yet living. They are ? is follows: Mrs. S. A. Wonthorly and Robert T, Vaiigbnn, of Luuis ? ill.-. Kjm Mrs. c. T. Orender and Mrs. W. II. (iillinm, of this place. Her sisters are: Mrs. A. J. Still, .I Norton, Mrs. Charles Domigan, Delaware, Ohio, and Mrs. I.. II. Steele, of Louisville, Ky. All the above mentioned persons were pres lint during her illness and death, CX epl Mrs. Domogan. Besides these (here were present, Mr. Rimer Still, ut Welco, W. Vit., and Mr. Tom Vmighan, of Appalachia, Vn. The, deceased became a Christian in childhood and continued faithful until the close of life. She united with the local Christian church about twelve years ago and always took great delight in attending worship when she was able. Her earthly life came to a close Friday morning, November 17th. Rev. C. I!. Livesay, her former pastor, came over from Bristol Sat? urday and conducted a brief service at the home. The funeral service was conduct? ed from the church lo which she be? longed Sunday afternoon at 2:00 .'clock by Rev. P. N. Wolfe, pastor. \ftei which the hotly was laid to rest Card of Thanks We desire to use his method of Expressing our sincere appreciation und heart-felt thanks to our kind friends and neighbors for the help? ful service rendered us during the illness and death of our beloved wife .mil mother. Your presence, in this dark hour lias made our sorrows easier to hear. We also wish to thank those who provided those lovely floral designs. They speak words of comfort to us. Mr. C. I). Vnughan and Family, NORTON NEWS Beut!ful Parly at Wiu Mrs. Creed Flnnnrj entertained a number of friends at her handsome I home in Wise olio evening last week ; in honor of her youngest son, Dick I Flnnary's birthday. Bridge was the mode of entertainment during the evening at which Miss Elisabeth ! Black, of Norton, won first prize for the ladies and Mr. Charles McColgan won the gentleman':, first prize, j Mrs. Plnnnry, assisted by her j daughters, served a very elaborate menu, to the guests present who were: I Misses Black, Craves. Mitchell, Jackson and Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Sohl Medium, Mrs. .1. A. McGuirc, .of Norton, Misses Lila Vicars nnd Sarah Beaty, of Wise, Messrs. A. A. Rothrock, Neblet t, AI Krego'r, Hob ort Planary, Tommie Reese, Charles McColgan, of Norton, and S. 1). Jackson, of Bristol. Mrs. Creed Aldersoic returned to her home last week from u visit to Tazewclt. Miss Litis, of Tazewell, ac? companied her home and is spending Several days here visiting. Dr. J. A. McGuirc, of thf Norton Hospital, is spending several days in New York on business. Miss Gladys Hurt entertained at dinner at her home Friday evening Misses Mabel Dixon, Josephine War COEBURN WINS EPWORTH BANNER < Takes Banner from County J With High Percentage of jj 89 Per Cent?Other Items j. The Cooburn Kpworth Leaguers Jj were rewarded for their month's of forts on Friday night when they >? brought home the county banner Jj from Appalnchin. The whole league to strong, was present at the county 4 union ami their percentage of attcn- ,: dance at local meetings for the "A month was '.Hi per rent. This atten- J dncc together with their t"i new members jnade Ceicburn's percentage '}, of points necessary for the banner i tt'.i per cent. i The revival at the Baptist church ] closed Thursday night While in the !i city Rev. Davis ami .Mr. "and Mrs. 3 Hughes made a great many friends, j Little Julia Ruth Kilgore, who has j been ill with diphtheria, is Improv- < ing. \ Mrs. Burns Kstes was unable to j teach Friday on account ?f sickttess. J Several ladies from Coehurn ht- 1 tended the regular meeting of Little- < wood Chapter of ". 1".- S. at Tom's . Creek Tuesday night. Miss Elizabeth Martin spent the \ week-end with Miss Kita Hillman at j the hitter's home in Flat woods. Rhex Lay left Sunday for Fork i Union, where he is now attending school. O. S. Ilillnian, of Kingsport, Tonn., wns a business visitor in town last week. a Ralph Mcl.eniore, of Norton, was |i a visitor in town Sunday. Tin. High School girls' basket ball |j team w as very much disappointed j i Saturday when they got to Wise and j j found the court too wet to play upon, j They expect to play the game some It time this week. "UNDER HAWAIIAN SKIES" AT THE AMUZU I FRIDAY NIGHT, NOV. 24 j "Under Hawaiian Skies" the story J written by David C. Fisher and pre- I scntcd by Lester AI. Smith as the ; latest play dealing with our island || i.essioiis. "The Paradise of the V Pacific/' comes to the AmusU Then-IJ tie, Friday, November 2-Ith T'be line of these islands has been It an inspiration for writers iiiniiniern hie. One of the earliest was Mark 11 Twain. In the early seventies he was I employed by the Sacramento Union I! to write a series of letters from IIa- i waii, regarding things Hawaiian. The II result was that be spent one year ill the the islands and wrote letters that : are to this day the epitome of Ha- ; waiian description. "Under Hawaiian Skies" deals ill j a most intelligent ami interesting manner oh things and events Han- ? waiian. The atmosphere and local ' color is maintained by most exteii siVc, elaborate mid massive scenic 1 equipment. A native hand of IIa- i waiian musicians is aslo employed, and they discourse their own peculiar native music at intervals throughout the action of the play. An elaborate scenic production is carried. The mi? racle seem- in the last act is a feast for the eye. The world renowned bench at Waikiki Oahu out from Honolulu is Undoubtedly in a class by itself. The coral reef prevents the rush of wa? ter and its killing force. Here is the daily bathing place of the city of Honolulu. The native seems to be? long ill the water as much as upon laud for they are expert swimmers. The latest play to deal with Ha? waii is "Under Hawaiian Skies," a story written by David G. Fisher. Out of the traditions of old Hawaii they have gathered material rich in possibilities for a story of great fas? cination. A delightful love story winds itself throughout the play. Lester A. Smith, the producer, has given this his latest play, a most wonderful mounting, the third act alone having three scenes. A troupe of native Hawaiian musicians is car? ried ami they render their peculiar native music throughout the action of the play.?udv. CHRISTIAN CHURCH The Bible School session will open at the usual hour, Lord's Day morn? ing. Christian Endeavor session at 6:4f>. Preching and communion service begins at 7:30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 7:30 ng, Nannie Rogers and Alice Clark, of Bristol. Mrs. Harry Meadows and little son, returned to their home in Roda last week from a few days visit to rela? tives here. Car Repairs Are Necessary High Prices Are NOT When you want competent work at reasonable prices we will be glad to do it for you. Now 1*3 a good time to have your car overhauled for winter use. BAKER'S GARAGE BIG STONE GAP, VA. AMUZU ONE NIGHT ONLY If you have to borrow money, get a ticket l<> see Lester Smith's New Hawaiian Musical Success Ijciok by David G. Fisher. Staged by Geo. Sulislmry. Scenic and E|ectricdl Effects by Physico Studios N; \: A Story of ROMANCE, LOVE, LAUGHTER With Music An Unusual Cast Assisted by THE ROYAL HAWAIIAN SERENADERS In Their Own Dream Songs, Dances and Mi'*|c PRICES: $1.50, $1.00 and 50c, plus tax. Seats on sale at Kelly's Drug Store Wednesday. SOUTH-WEST INSURANCE AGENCY Incorporated FIRE, LIFE, ACCIDENT and CASUALTY INSURANCE Fidelity and Other Bonds Real Estate and Commission Brokers BIG STONE GAP, VA. Architect and Superintendent of Construction AMAOOIATBD WI'I'II Soarborotigli ?Ks T>otssoi> Brise??"???3'** > Pliono BO'K?a NORTON, VA* L.,*L: .