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pETWEEN SUNRISE AND SUNSET,
f WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR TIME? I By CON LEY T. REASOR IKar nut on the horizon, over look? ing the hills and mountains, n little cloud was lazily floating along on its way to the land of nowhere. Now ;,]).! then it seemed as tho the Mas 1:. Vrtisl would dip his brush in the j.r, ; cloud beyond and give it a . . of crimson and gold. On and on the little cloud drifted, and as it disappeared in the far away lienvens it seemed to say, "Farewell little world, I urn on my way to the isle "f golden dreams." Presently, across the mountains,a path of silver spread itself like a dragon's net, while oir in the dis? tance, like a huge ball of tire, the Sun was sinking reluctantly, it see ni? di inking down behind the dis? tant mountain tops. It hesitated a moment and then, as it disappeared, like a vast mirage, there burst across the heavens as tho form some unset n Artist, all the hue of the rainbow - rolors so soft, so delicate, that even the perfume of the rose, the message of the violet and the breath of Springtime itself faded into insig? nificance. Slowly ami softly it spread its gorgeous colors until it seemed as tho the heavenly gates themselves wen open. Then, to cap the climax ?a climax that can only be seen in the mountains?a great eagle wing? ed its way across the path of gold ami flew oir toward its mountain home in the cliffs. The Miracle Man, the Master Ar Itist wh" paints and blends these wonderful colors on his mighty cixn Vat, ami us quickly lets them fade, only to paint another still more u underfill than the fust, what of him? What of the millions of people for whom he paints? What, i . it all mean to them? Merely the ending of another day? L'er I haps or perhaps to the mountain, r i and his little family it means pray t'l and thanks to the Almighty for tin- privilege of living in the wonder? ful mountains, in the great outdoors where nil nature seems glad, where all nature is blessed with the rain, Hi. unshinc and the freedom of the hills. To the Cold Star Mother who lost her only son in the World War it means a glimpse over the Clrent Divide, where heroes sleep in poppy Ik : i tide by side. To the youth it means Springtime, to the student it inspiration, ambition and sue To old age it means the pass : ing of another golden day. To the I people all over the world i! menns their "Own little something.'.' But to tho world it moans the passing of ' time, another day Rone, another ? day o'f success or another day of I failure, another day won or another I day lost. When your sun sets today try to realize what is means to you. If j you feel that you have not nccom ! plished something worth while in \ the last twenty-four hours proceed I ihg your sunset, congratulate your? self on the fact that you are going to have another sunset tomorrow, and don't let this sunset pass with? out doing something worth while? some good?for yourself and for your fellow men. By hu lid ihg up mir positive traits we gradually crowd out the negative ones. We I should try and realize that our (do jeet is to accomplish - Something worth while that may he of service to those who may he less fortunate. Our lives are what we make them, our business accomplishments up? rated by what we do. Our future will he determined by tin- start we make today. Some day there is going to he a last sunset for you and then it will he too late. It is a sad sight to Watch the "Failure crowds" - those who might have In-eli, those who are old and hent ami fray, those who have wast? ed their golden opportunities -it is a deplorable siu'ht to watch thorn Hearing their last sunset. It is not only a deplorable sight, hut it should make the rest of us that still have several sunsets In fore us think what our last sunset may be like. Pretty soon it is going to he too late for us unless we take Ikings in hand and aet now. We cannot re? eall the time we have wasted, hut we can prepare to make g.I use of Un? tune we still have before us. That time is now, not tomorrow. You can not get ahead of time neither can you recall the time you have wasted. The lime you have wasted will never he of use to you in the future. It is lost; hut you can profit by its loss if you will, it is up to us to say what our sunset will bring forth tomor? row. What we are today has been brought about by wasteil sunsets. It might all have been different if? well, if we had only done differently ?if We bad broken away from the idle crowds. ' If we had stepped out away from them a long time ago A Word About Wages 'lliis Company's largest >li m of cxpei' ?lure is for wages; it constitutes about two-thirds oi the lotnl expense of the business. Our aim i:t to pay our employees a wage that will keep them loyal to their tnsk and zealous in their efforts to furnish service that will sntijfy our patrons. In a system such as ours where the service is largely a personal service, an attempt to keep to the lowest possible point the wages paid the employees who furnish this service may be false economy, became to give good service there must be high morale, loyalty and enthusiasm. During the period following the World W.rr, it wui this Company's policy to advance wages only to such levels as we expected to be uble to maintain. This policy ha: been amply justified by the results. We have now a more permanent force working more efficiently than ever before, which has resulted in substantial economies for the benefit of our pau-ons. In 1918, the Company had pne employee for every 37 telephone?; now we have one em? ployee for every 49 telephones. While there has been a 20% increase in the number of tele? phones, thci,- has been a slight decrease in the number of employees. Thus, with a smaller number of employees than in 1918, we are fur? nishing service to a greatly increased number of patrons. This increase in the efficiency of our em? ployees has also resulted in a greatly improved service to the public, and our records show that at no time in the history of the Company has the sc; vice we ure furnishing been better than at present. The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Virginia when we were young?when we had many sunsets ahead of us? stepped up und out and counted our successful sunsets at the end of each day, it might all have been different now. If we were only willing to take a broader view of the situiition and give up some of the little good timos ?the little joy rides and parties of today?and use that time in preparing and stabilizing our busi? ness abilities thereby insuring us a better future, this might be a sadder but wiser old world; a little bit sad? der but a great deal wiser tomorrow. It is to put oir that little job today, even though it does get one into the habit of putting it olT more and more all the time, even though it does af? fect one's future, the future is far away and very uncertain?so we put it off again and again, and pret? ty soon there are only a few sunsets left. Failure is at hand because the fact hasn't been realized that the only time to accomplish anything is now. Every where you go you see the wrecks of lost sunsets?the re? sults of days that are gone by, day; that can never be recalled. In our big cities the parks are full of them) The prisons are overcrowded. Be? tween each sunrise and sunset a now crop matrialh'.cs. Tomorrow a new day will be horn a new opportu? nity will be given to come back? but alas I Tomorrow night a new day will be gone, ami with it a new crop of failures. Some more of the un? fortunate past will be recorded in the history of some one, and perhaps, that some one may he you. Remem? ber that it is what you do today that will make your yesterday:; appear as inspirations for your tomorrows. Your tomorrows never conies. Your past is forever gone. What you re? cord tomorrow will depend on what you do today. When the sun has gone down? when your last sunset has passed, ami the mighty eagle has winged bi.i way across the path of gold to his home in the dill's- the silent in? scription on your tombstone will tell far better than you could have told in life who and what you are; and what it tells will be determined l y what you do between your sunsets. GOOD ROAD MEETING WILL BE IN CHICAGO New York; Nov. IS.?With an or-, ganlzntion that promises to be one hundred per cent, effective in per? fecting arrangements now under way, the Thirteenth American do.id Roads Congress and fourteenth Na? tional (lood Roads Show to be held in Chicago, January l?tli to I'Jth next will by far eclipse in program and attendance any good roads meet? ing in the world. Both events will be held under the auspices of the American Builders' Association the largest and oldest good roads or? ganization in the country. Rood builders to the number of 11,000 will hold their twentieth annual conven? tion in Chicago during the congress. Many prominent speakers will at? tend, including high officials of the Federal Government, several gover? nors, hundreds of state highwny of? ficials ami mayors of American and Canadian cities as well as thousands of Engineers, contractors and good roads enthusiasts. WISE COUNTY CASES DECIDED BY COURT Richmond, Vn., Nov. 10.- -The Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals today decided two cases from Wise county, judgment of the lower court being affirmed in both cases. In one ease l>. ti. Wallen was convicted of murdering 1). W. l.ittrell and was I sentenced to serve twenty years in tile penitentiary. lie endeavored to upset the Verdict, principally on the plea that the trial was permitted to proceed despite the fact that two material witnesses for the defense were unable to testify in his behalf. Several other" errors Were also as? signed, lie was indicted jointly with a woman, but the opinion did not state what became of her case, .lodge West wrote the opinion. In the other case, .Monroe Gardner was con vie td of transporting ardent spirits and was sentenced to serve two months in jail and was also sub? ject tu n tine of $100. TY COBB DELEGATE ! TO COMMERCIAL CONGRESS Atlanta, Nov. 17.?Ty Cobb, of Augusta , manager of the Detroit American League Baseball Club, was today named by Governor llardwick as a delegate from Georgia to the Southern Commercial Congress in Chicago, November 20-22, Fifty five other delegates from throughout I the state also were appointed. -o I Never kick about what other peo? ple say of you. It might be worse if the whole truth were known. Helps for Thanksgiving 1 ime You'll doubly enjoy that big Thanksgiving Day dinner if you'll let us relieve you of much of the work in planning for company. Look through the following services? TABLE LINEN There's nothing thnt makes a table so attractive as snowy na pery. That smoothness anil gloss is a result of our painstaking care in laundering. BLANKETS, PILLOWS You'll enjoy sounder slumber und you cun provide your house - guests with cozier comfort if blankets are clean und fresh and fluffy. They'll be better for the thorough, careful washing we specialize In. CURTAINS, DRAPES Have us do them? they will be dainti? ly washed and fin? ished exactly to measure, without hooks or pins. Your guests, too, will ad? mire their fresh ap? pearance and shapeliness. THE WHOLE FAMILY BUNDLE Enjoy still greater freedom from worry and labor ? Send us the whole family bundle. Every? thing will he returned ready tu wear, laundered us you would do it yourself. Insure yourself a real "thanks-giving" by phon? ing us today. The Royal Laundry fTOJVlS < : A t Send it iothe o(ounJn/ Dodee Brothers SEDAN Many who could well afford inure expensive cars ure showing a marked preference for Hodge Brothers Sedan; They find it easy to drive, economical t;< run, and comparable in beauty mal oic'.-.'.incc with cars much higher in price. In the vast amplitude of Dodge Brothers closed body plant, this sedan is constructed with nil the studious precision that marks the work of the finest custom builders. Eighteen days are devoted alone to the 18 rub? bing und varnishing opcrntions which arc respon? sible for the unusual brilliancy of its lustre. Months of seasoning precede the use of the line, critically selected ash which gives the body its ruggcil firmness. The interior fittings, too, arc chosen with thought; I fulness and rare good taste The upholstery; is covered with genuine mohair velvet of a singu? larly rich and beautiful pattern. The scats are roomy und luxurious. ".. Steel disc wheels (with cord tires) harmonize in a most effective way with the new gru..e and smnrtness which Dodge Brothers have recently brought to the lines of the body. Tht price It tllt.O d-l,v,,,J LONG'S GARAGE Big Stone Gap, Va.