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THE DICKENSON COUNTY HERALD
NO. 1. CUNTWOOD, DICKENSON COUNTY VIRGINIA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1927. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. VOL* 1. PERSONAL MENTION C. D. Ford, merchant from Nealey Ridge, Va., and James Robinson were in town first of week. Clintwood Lodge No. 66 A. F. & A. M., held it’s regular busi ness meeting in the hall last Saturday night. The boys re port a good and interesting meet ing. W. G. Rasnick and family spent Sunday with A. B. Sykes and family of this place. Uncle Zack Mullins, who has been living in Erwin, Tenn., for the past year, has returned to Clintwood and expects to make his home here. Mr. Lee Stanley, of Clinchco, Va., the democratic candidate for Clerk, was in town Monday. Mr. J. H. Anderson, from Birchleaf, Va., Democratic can didate for Sheriff, was in town Monday. The stockholders of the Far mers Fair Association of this county, will iheet on the 26th. day of FebiPliary 1927, for the purpose of electing officers and transacting it’s regular routine business. All the stockholders are requested to be present. John M. Rasnick, of Clinchco, Va., Democratic candidate for Treasurer, was in town Monday. Judge A. A. Skeen left here for Bluefield, W. Va., last Satur day to visit his son Jess Wood' rum, who is attending the Blue* field College. Ada Hartsock, who is attend* ing the Dickinson County Mem orial and Industrial High School at Clintwood, spent the week end with her parents at Tacoma, Mr. M. C. Swindall, of Nor land, Va. was in town Monday. Dr. W. G. Burke? will be in Clintwood on the 15th. of Feb. 1927, prepared to do all kinds of Dental Work: When in Coeburn stop in at our confectionery, get a cold drink, eat sofne of our delicious fresh candies* take home a maga zine. We catay a full line of the latest sheet ihusic. Princess Bakery & Confectionery Next floor to Postoffice. Goto Hen ?y Bunch for good old style home ground meal. N. H. Stanley of Fremont was in town Monday. George D. Buchanan,represent ing Dickehson Me Neer Co., was calling on his friends in Clint wood Monday. James Trivett, who looks after our highways, was in town Mon day. Emory Hughes, of Georges Fork, was in town Monday. Senator Rolabd E . Chase, made a business trip to Abingdon Va., Tuesday. Frank Sutherland, who haa been store manager for Wm. Ritter Lumber Co., at McClure, Va., was in town Monday. Mr. Sutherland informs us that he has resigned his position with the Wm. Ritter Ltmber Co., and is accepting a similar position with another concern. We wish Mr. Sutherland muen success in his new field. Mr- C. J. Mullins informs us that he expects to install an aeiral spray filter at his water plant within the next six months. This will be a great improvment to Mr. Mullins' present water system and will be very much appreciated by his customers, as they can then use the water for all purposes. SerODL COLUMN By Suqt. J. H. T. Sutherland Local high school girls are to beigiveh an opportunity to win a university scholarship through competition in a national meat story contest, according to for mal announcement of the event which has just been sent out to home economics teachers by the National Live Stofck and Meat Board. Several scholarships are being offered-, it is said. It is the| fourth annual contest to be sponsored by this institution of research and education. To compete, a student must write a story or theme on some of the subject of meat or the live stock industry. ’ The stories are to be judged by a committee of home economics authorities. Dr. Louise Stanley, chief of the bur eau) of home economics, United States Department of Agricul ture, who has been chairman of the judging committee for the three previous contests, will again serve in this capacity, it is said. The board gives as the reason for this annual competition for scholarships a desire to stimulate a greater interest in the study of honje economics, a subject which is considered of great importance to the coming generations of hou^ewivse. It is pointed out that! today education is splaying a mosjt important part in the solu tion, of the housewife’s many problems. More than 10,000 girls competed last year, it is said,and the contest directors express the belief that even more will enroll for (the present contest which will'come to a close on March 15. The contest has been most successful dye to the fact that teachers have) found it especially valuable as a data project, says the Board’s statement. On behalf of the schools of Dickenson county, I desire to extend to the Herald words of congratulations and promises of support. For over six years Dickenson has had no weekly newspaper. The School Forum for the three years past, has been her only publication, and it was issued only a limited num ber of times per year. In the much heeded role of weekly county hews distributor the Her ald will perform a distinct ser vice to our county, and it is hoped that all citizens will support the publication in its service. School officials, teachers, pa trons, and pupils join together in expressing their appreciation of the Herald’s kindness and interest in education, which have been shown in setting aside this column each week for the pur pose of improving the effective ness' and efficiency of our county schools. Each week this column will carry vital information concern ing the schools. The Items will usually be of present interest. Read them carefully, remember ing that the information con tained herein may be fully relied upon. There is much sickness over the epunty, and the school atten dant is being affected in many schtla by smallpox, measles, whooping cough, and other diseases. The State Board of Health has issued warnings of a possible reeuirrence of an outbreak of in fluenza. It is said that the type of influenza now raging in the British Isles and in Western Europe is not so virulent as was the type of a few years ago, but it sbwla be yfnH against Dr. Ennion G. Williams, State Health Commissioner, announces that according to the best informa tion influenza is a germ disease carried in the secretions of the mouth and nose from the sick to well, and that no better way is kno\<rn to prevent its transmis sion ' than to follow these two rules: - * Rule 1. Whenever you cough or sneeze, bow your head or put a handkerchief over your mouth and nose. Rule 2. Don’t put in. your mouth fingers, pencils, or any thing else that does not belong there, or use a common drinking cup. Teachers are requested to en force strictly these twQ rules in the Dickenson schools, and all citizens are urged to follow them carefully at all times. If these two rules are strictly enforced, the State Board of Health and local school officials do not recommend the closing of schools. The teachers are urged to cooperate fully with parents in protecting -the child’s health and in correcting defects. local physicians are vaccinat ing pupils for smallpox in the various schools as rapidly as pos sible. The School Board has ordered immediate vaccination of all pupils in sections that have contact with the disease and all pupils and all teachers mu^t be vaccinated in order to enter school this fall. The school board advises ‘Ijhat all pupils and teachers be vicei nated as early as possible. In the spring there will be much work to do and the“spring fever” feeling will be found common. In the summer the weather “is hot and uncomfortable. Many schools will start the first of August, and no teacher or pupil may work more than ten days after the opening of school with out being vaccinated It appear ( tha part <# wisdom 1° ; hated now.. • * Children coming to school for the first time this fall must also be vaccinated, hence parents are urged to have this done, if pos sible, now. New requirements for securing certificates to teach go into effect this summer. Only high school graduates with six months’ work in teacher-training institu tions can secure new certificates. Word has been received from the Department of Education regulations concerning the certi fication of teachers will be ready for distribution about February 15./ , ■ i The School Board ,^nd Board of Supervisors m|et on the same day—on the f irs1(Tuesday of each month. COLLEGE FRESHMEN The freshman class of Blue field College met on Thursday morning (the two sponsors, Pro fessors Louthan and Thomas being in charge. The election for president was held first, with the following nominations. Em mett Chauncey, Anna Margaret Studebaker, and W. A. Suther land. W. A. Sutherland received the majority of votes and was declared elected. The election for vice-president was then held Jesse Reese, Mary Laird and Jerome Katz being nominated. Mary Laird received the majority and was declared elected, then nominations were held for secre tary-treasurer" and the following were nominated, Anna Margaret Studebaker, Hilda Thornton, Jess Woodrum Skeen, Dumont ^ Austin. From these nominees "' Jess Skeen received the ma jority and declared elected. All the officers elected are capable and very popular among the students. They have the honor of being at the head of the lar gest class in the history of Blue ollege. We are certain —» *n,s class will stand out !n e -'-ofy *'• v duruf school year.—Bluefield Telegraph G. M. Mullins of near Dwale, Va., was a business visitor in Clintwcod, Monday. Conley Mullins, of Dwale, Va., was in town on Monday. W. P. McGlothlin, of Dwale, Vat? was in town Monday. CONGRATULATIONS! r ■ WE congratulate Mr. F, C. Raines upon the establishment of a news paper in Dickenson County. WE also congratulate the people of Dickenson in having a paper published in the County. We do not know of an enterprise that could mean more to the people in general than a good newspaper. It is a home industry, and deserves the patronage of every citizen in the entire county. Subscribe for your home paper, and thereby help Mr. Raines to build up a paper that will be a credit to this section. WE wish to thank the people of Dickenson for their patronage in the past and trust our servides have been such as to merit a liberal part of your patronage in the future. j MR. Ira Short is at the head of our service department, and we feel that everybody in the county is well enough acquainted with Mr. Short to know j that this means the very best service to every car owner, that it is possible to get, regardless of the make or model of car. Prices on the Improved Ford Cars and Trucks Delivered Touring $433.00 Tudor Sedan $555.00 Roadster 412.00 Fordor Sepan 605.00 Coupe 545.00 Truck Chasssis 420.00 Tractor $528.00 CUMBERLAND MOTOR COMPANY A«hS|rized Fort Solos & Service CLINTWOOD, VA.