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UiL.ii4t.wUii wuUli i i i>t.aitLU PdblL.cd Luy T.iu.jdjy a; C.I.ilwooa,Va. i F. C. llames, Editor Th • .> cue n t.., .u;>, l.j*sv inde ponae.i: in,*j..it.es aid l'o column.-. are open '■ > a I p '-'des a' . he a faLir rates. Su.iscr .h.ioii, pi. 50 a year, m advance. Six innn.hs, 70c. Advertising Ra.es:—Claasiiied adds, l oenls |> -v ward,i.iiiiua.ini enarge, 50c. Reading nonces, £ ce:t..s par word, ■ard oi .ha ms, ooaaar.es, lodge r^s< - lutioas on Oea.n, a cents per word, min- ] iinuni charge $1.00. Legal advertising, Ide per une tor 6 point type tor eaci loser.ion, payment before proof of pab iiiabe.u ,s id.a ai. U.voi ce notices .jilt). Jo, ,.ayao.e in' uc. ranee. National bant. Scat-'moats $7.00; State banks $5.00 Co.n.nii.ears will not be padlishet /ith >at cue naineol tut; autnor is known ■ a tna ,i i ilisher. tOntere «as second class of mail matter Feb.aary Hell 108 7, at Ciintwood, Va., under me Act of March 3, 1879. iHE KICK IN A KISS For the benifit of the uninit-1 iate:! IS is here stated that a kiss is a compression of the clo sed cavity of the mouth by the cheek, giving a slight sound when the rounded contact of the lips with another’s is brok en. It tastes better than it sou nds. , A wQuld-be crepe-hanger has informed an indifferent and un responsive world that every kiss indulged in shortens one's life three minutes. If this bird has the correct dope he has cer tainly suggested a delightful method of leaving this vale of tears. If the pleasure of kissing must be given up in order to re ach a ripe old age, a refrendum on the subject would undoubt fully be unanimo.us in favor of an early but blissful demise. But it is apparent that the facts in the case are contrary to the conclusions arrived at. There are no records available of long-distance non-stop oscill atory feats with their attend ant losses, so one must rely more or less on personal exper ience. The aforesaid experience con vinces all but a few more for tunate and oftener kissed ones thaat they *were born to outlive Methuselah. For where is there a man with soul so dead as to admit that he has kissed more than is good for him? And to even inquire of such a woman is futile. Other evidence to re ■ fute the contention osculation shortens life might be interduc ed, but why trouble one's self about it ? If one could prove that a single kissmeant instant death therewould be millions willing to make theleap. A little kissing now and then is relished by the best of 'em. Each cigarette is said to be a coffin nail, tight shoes ruin feet and take -all the pleasure out of life, wars harm all and benefit none. But the consump tion of cigarettse increases at an amazing pace, tight shoes pinch every feminine foot and each war has new innovations to delight the military gentry. sic*********** CHRISTMAS SHOPPING Advertisments are beginning to appear with decorations of holly and mistletoe and smiling faces of Santa Claus. To the ob servant these ad frescoes tell their own story, give their own warning, hint at the important business from which none is barred in which sooner or later everybody will be engaged. In other words. Christmas shopping. The hollidav is little more than a month ahead, few er' shopping days than fifty by a good deal. In no time these days will pass. The natural pro crastinator will wait until Chr istmas Eve when store aisles i will be .jammed by other bro- [ crastinators, stocks picked out, j clerks weary, customers in a flutter, clocks ticking time's ra pid pace, all because the remin der's of to-day have been neg leeted. Every year more sensible per ; -sons do their Christmas shop ping early. They reap all the ad vantages in variety of selection and leisure of choice and when Christmas Eve comes they can proceed about their last-minute holiday tasks orderly, while the others fume and sputter. Americans are a great peo- ] pie never to do to-day what can oe done tomorrow. The post mr.rtcr her, urged carlyposting of ( iristmas mail, bid the last da vs will probably be bigger than ever. The train leaves at 5:15 but the cars do not fill un til 5:14. We get there even if vveare a last-minute nation, but t is at a tremendous cost of physical energy and mental up season is merely one phase of a national temperament. * * * * ils * * :U * 4: * * AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE Discussion of the subject of compulsory automobile liability insurance is wide spread over che nation. It is being debated m high schools throughout the state of Wisconsin. Among arti cles which are being freely used for reference by students is a speech delivered by Henry Swi ft Ives, Vice President of the House of Chicago, before the Ohio State Bar Association, en • it led, “Compulsory Liability Insurance, With Particular Re ference to Automobile Insuran ce.” The Wisconsin Free Library located at Madison, is aiding in distribution of material on this topic, _ among students. Zona Gale is chairman of the comm issioners of the library, and Gl en Frank, Chairman of the Un iversity ot Wisconsin, is also a member of the board. The really basicquestion in the whole discussion is not so much whether we favor this new type of compulsory insur ance, but how. far we favor ex tending 'the doctrine of- patern alism in this nation. i VIRGINIA ROAD _COMPLETED One of the beautiful stretch es of concrete highway which now extends for approximately 200 hundred miles, from Wash ington D. 0. to the North Caro lina line through Tidewater Vir -ginia. The opening of this gre at ribbon of fine highway took place yesterday, at South Hill, Virginia, with more than 100, 000 people in attendance. This is the second through State hi ghway which Virginia has com -pleted, the first being from Washington D. C., through the Valley of Virginia south to Bri stol. More than twice as long as the one opened yesterday. THINK THIS OVER Altho the corporate form of business is predominate in most industries, and corporations su pply most of our necessities ex cepting- foodstuffs, and nearly 'all of our luxuries, they are tax ied at a rate two and one half times as high as the rate apply ing to any other form of busin )sss. The corporation income tax rate is 13!/2 per cent; the max imum normal rate on individu hlsand partnerships is only 5 per cent; and on small incomes from li/a to 3 per cent. Discussing this pecular situa tion, Wilson Coniptcn. Secreta ry and manager of the Nation al Lumber Manufacturers Asso ciation, recently said; “In the last year reported by the Treasury Department, ap filed tax returns. Of these only 2,500,000 were taxable, the oth ers being within exemptions. Against this number are over 15,000,000 inndividual stock holders who together own the corporations. Assuming that the 2,500,000 individual taxpay ers are included among the 15, 000,000 owners of corporation stocks, it still leaves 12,500,000' stockholders who pay no direct income tax, because of small in comes. But a corporation in which they own stock is comp elled to pay for them 1314 per cent. “Originally the corporation rate was identical with the nor fnal rate on individual i~ omes But since the war the individu al rate has been reduced from 10 per cent to 5 per cent; ahd the corporation rate increased from 10 per cent to 1314 per Cent.” ■P T ^ t ^ “Look it up for yourself and you will remember it longer” is dad’s confession that he does-1 1.1 know a words definition. The Turkish motorist who is, avvered to be a reckless driver. I Perhaps he took his lessons in America. i CHEVROLET HAS HEW BUILDING The Chevrolet Motor Comp any today announces the open ing of a new $625,000 parts and service building in Flint, Mich. This structure marks the comp letion of a two million dollar parts and service program ex tending over the last year and a half and involving in addition the construction of four major supply depots and a complete reorganization of those at Oak land and Tarrytown. The new Flint building is th ree story steel and a concrete stucture with a total of 225,000 spuare feet of floor space. Rail road docks for 12 freight cars have bee provided to expedite sipping. Made necessary because of the great icrease in Chevrolet own ership during the year, the new warehouse is one of the finest Tn the industry - with the most modern conveyors and the late st epuipment for handling par ses, and promises to provide Che vrolet with the most complete faciliaies for the efficient hand ling of parts distribution. The structure becomes the central Chevrolet warehouse, the major portion of which is devoted to the storing of parts to insure good service to Chev rolet owmers. More than two Mil -lion dollars worth of parts will <be kept on hand at all times. The plant , is also epuipped to handle the vast export business now being done by the Chevro let Motor Company. Shipments leave the plant daily for Chev rolet foreign, plants and repre sentatives in all quarters of the' world. ^ Since the first of the year, Chevrolet has also established complete warehousing operat ions at Des Moines, Memphis and Kansas City, with a new' warehouse to be completed in Los Angeles, Feb. 1. The four major supply depots built inthe last year and a half are at Jane sville, Wise., St. Louis, Mo.. No rwood, O., and Buffalo, N. Y. r'* O. «!, FIRE! FIRE! —-o Fire! Fire! is an exciting al arm. We all naturally run to wards the fire. Wonder if our home or property of some one is being destroyed. Yet we hard 'ly know what to do. We go to the scene of the fire, and then begin to run for a buckett, and then have to hunt for water. By this time generally the hous is burned up. Preparation for fighting a fi re should be made before the fire begins. What has Clintw ood done, or what has your co mmunity done in the way of preparing to fight a fire? Do you know where to find a ladd er, an ax, bucketts, and water? Every community should ha ve a fire fighting apparatus at a convenient place to reach, a ‘place where they are known to be,and where they can be had on immediate notice. The town council should see that this fire equipment is pro vided for and kept at it‘s prop er place. While it is well known ‘that Clintwood has an excellent fire-fighting buckets brigade, yet how much more could these men do if they wrere properly equipped with fire-fighting too ls. Most any building can be sa ved if reached in time, but the critical time in fire-fighting is usually spent in finding ladders buckets, axes and \vater. Why not make preparation now for the next lire in yrour commun ity. What does the town council have to say about the next fire. ********* The United States has been criticized as a country of freak laws. Our people may go rong occasionally through lack of in formation or misinformation on a question of public interest, but in the long run they think straight and act straight, and the best evidence of this fact is the 150 years of groth and pro sperity which our nation has enjoyed. The right of individual init- j iative and freedom from unnec- j essary restrint is inborn in eve rv American citizen. For some time there has been an effort made to prohibit the ownership of small arms although the sec ond amendment of the constitu -tion of the United States saysrj “The right of the people to keep For Sale Valuable Properly One frame house consisting of four rooms conveniently arrang ed Lot contains seven-eights of an acre of land well improved, with all necessary out buildings. Now occupied by S. J. Colley on Wal nut St. in East end of Clintwood. Price $250",00 terms to suit pur chaser. See Clintwood Real Estate Co. F. F. Fletcher, Mgr. Valuable Farm one arid one - half miles East of Clintwood. Containing seventy-eight acres. Twenty-five acres level balance medium hill-side but not at an steep. All good clay land that will pr oduce 50 bu. per. acre. This farm has a good orcnard and is water ed by creeks and well. This property is offered for a small price of f-'oSOO.OO with terms terms to suit purchaser. See F. F. Fletcher Mgr. Clintwood Real Estate Co. Clintwecd, Va. One five room house in town located near the Hardware store This house is in first class con dition and a convenient place to live. Will sell at a very resonable price, with terms. Clintwood Real Estate Company For sale—One six room house with good basement, good well water. Some apple and cherry :rees, chicken lot, hog pens, garage, barn and coal house. All juilding in A-l condition. Lot contains 47. of an acre. This property is priced to sell at the sacrifice price of S3000.00 Terms. Clint wood Real Estate Company FOR SALE: One small hot-air furnace. Only been used a short time. Will sell same at a bar gain price. J. C. Damron Clintwood, Va. CHASE LODGE NO. 175. I. 0. 0. F. Meets every Friday night 8: P.M. at Odd Fellows Hall Clint wood, Va. W. 0. Deel Smith Howell N. G._Sec’y ■ Yhitr Homo Brighter with j I] LIGHT PRODUCTS Electric Plants Washing .Machines j Water System) £ DELCO LIGHT COMPANY ,T'( §Ae J>rian Ask forDotails Tc‘™ . D. !*■=; .LAND Ctr:'ton Va. Plumbing Norton HEATING & PLI WBING CO MOiCAll RADIATORS STANDARD PLU.IBT: MURES SAFE PLDLBERS FOR SALE — 12 acres land, with 6 room bungalow? Located on State Highway 4 miles west of Abingdon. Write or see J. H. Johnson .... Abingdon, Va.. Route 2. 3t_'_ and bear arms shall not be in ffringed.“ Target practice and good ma rksmanship has been part of the life of the normal American boy. Legislation to prohibit this on the theory that it would re duce crime, is a mistake, for the criminal would still get his guns from sources outside the Unit ed States. As a matter of fact, hiost of the worst crimes are not commited with a gun. Hat chets, axes, clubs, knives and other instruments take a great er toll. In their honest desire to br ing about vlaw enforcement ir this country, it is a question of whether the people will hastily hdopt a measure w'hich in the long run would make it easier for criminals to carry on their work. * 4c .+ * * * * Brick Cement Grates Phone No. S. Lime Piaster Mantels V/all Board Point ^ St Paul, Virginia. hen yon are in n33d of print ing see ns. We can save you! monsy on all stationery, such as: Circular 3 Hand bibs Envelopes Bill hr.id5 Statements Letter head3 Shipping tags Visiting cards Business card; We also handle ofiice supplie such as: Typewriter ribbons carbon paper, ink, glue, muscil ige, rubber bands, daybooks, & ledgers. Also a general line o: school supplies for the “kids”. Jhee Lis Jlfhrst Cfctrttijgs ' from iSh'.M $.&<5urajt "T5 ■if in* (C:u*!>ii Mail orders given prompt at Lent:or. Clintwooi., Virginia Each Generation lias Own Viewpoint of the Problem of Immortality By REV. HARRY EMERSON FOSDICK, Now York. Each generation approaches the problem of immortality in its own way. As far back as we can look men have believed in immortality, but ago alter age has constructed its own special reason for doing so. What, then, is the particular approach which our generation makes to this ques tion ? Unless we understand that we cannot understand either our cur rent philosophy or our current suicide. That our way of getting at the problem is different from our fathers’ approach is evident. Only a little while ago'the major interest in im mortality concerned reaching heaven and escaping hell. Then a great change came. It came in the generation just behind us. -Man got his hand firmly on his new scientific control of nature’s law-abiding forces and began making amazing changes here and now. The voices which most typically spoke for the generation just behind us were lull ol expectation, but not about a post-mortem heaven. They had brought to earth the paradise of their desires. The Isles of the Blessed were no longer in the West, they were only a few years ahead. In that chorus of mid-Victorian optimisms, both poets and scientists, hvmuologists and sociologists, joined. Even the churches’ hymnals began to include more songs about the kingdom of heaven on earth than about the kingdom of heaven in a future paradise.