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THE DICKENSON COUNTY HERALD
VOL- 1. NO. 3, CLiNTWOOD, DICKENSON COUNTY, VIRGINIA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1927. SI SO FER YEAR IN ADVANCE Local News and Personal Mention in Brief Form There have been a few candi dates, for the various County offices, placed their announce ments with this paper, thereby demonstrating their interest in the building of a County paper, but there are others that have no! given us any business of any nat ure, thereby demonstrating to us that thev do not care anything about the life of their Co. paper. Ira J. Deel, of Dante, Va., was in town last Wednesday and left us his order for two subscription. We feci sure there are others like Mr. Deel. Miss Gcldie Mullins, who is tsiching in the Nealy Ridge school, spent the week end with h ir home folks, Mr. & Mrs- C. J M illins Mr. Charlie Jackson, of Ha.vsi, was a business caller in town last Wednesday. Mr. D. R. Crabtree, of Longs fork, was on the streets last Wed nes lay. The many friends of Mis; Dixie Self are glad to know ihai she is improving nicely. She had M_. Mr. Ira Hale, who has been i patient at Sutherland’s Hospital for several days was removed tc his home Tuesday. Aunt Rebecca Hughes and he) daughter, have returned fron Jenkens, and are making then home near Longs Fork again. Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. E Self, a daughter, weight 6 1-2 lbs Mrs. N. H. Rasnick, of Leek who has been ill, is very much improved at this writing. Max Thompson, Arthur Masor, Kenneth Wesley and Luthei May,all of McClure,were visitor; in town Sunday. Bruce Duel, of McClure, spen' the week-end with his parent; in Clintwood. Mrs. J. C. Smith is very much indisposed. MRS. A. LOU OQUIN Mrs. A. Lou Oquin the wife of Geo. M. Oquin Jr., who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Raines, died at her home at Pra ter, Va., Sunday Feb. 20, 1927, between 12 and 1 o’clock, after an illness of almost four months. Mrs. Lou Oquin was born Feb. 12, 1885. She was 42 years and 8 days oid at her death. She leaves a husband and seven chil dren, father mother, six brothers and three sisters |bt sides a host of friends and relatives to mourn her loss. Two doctors exhausted their skill trying to save her but could not. She was a peaceful quiet in offensive hard working woman, who struggled hard to raise her family. She was well belovec and highly le p-cted by .those who knew her. But she has answered the summons and paid the debt, we all ere long will have to pay. Trusting her soul is at rest with Jesus, we bow in hum ble submission to the will of our heavenly Father. Grief Stricken Father, J. C. RAINES. LONGS FORK ITEMS The Honey Camp school is pro gressing nicely under the con crol of Ferdie Beverly and Polly Hawkins. Roxie Strouth and Marie Cal houn were visitors last Fridav tc the Honey Camp school. Stella Smith, of Clintwood, passed thru Longs Fork Satur day and Sunday. Erman Davis, of Longs Fork, visited h;s grandfather’s nea? Norland, Saturday. Marell Strouth is moving to his new home near Wise County on the Pound River. Cleveland Beverly near Long.1 Fork, moved to East Jenkens a few days ago. BIRTHDAY PARTY The younger set were delight fully entertained by Miss Beulah Muilins at a birthday party giver at her home Friday evening Feb. 18th. Various games were play ed, and greatly enjoyed bv tho.-i present. After refreshment; were served, a very delightfu hour was spent in dancing. Those present were: Misse. Pauline Sutherland, Edna Mul lins, Beatrice Wright, Lena Crab tree and Beulah Mullins. Messrt Reed Sutherland, Glenn Kiser: Bernard Tiller, Jerry Chase Delbert Mullins and Jake Priode Several who were invited wer< unable to attend. Miss Mullin. received many presents, and every one present thoroughly enjoyed the evening. TINY LOCALS Mr. Ritison Powers, a good cit izen of Bucu, who entered Abing don Hospial o n Dec. 3rd. 1926 where he underwent a serion; operation, returned home the 12th of this month, after resting al his son-in-law’s, Judge M. Suther land at Wilder, for three days on his way home from Abingdon Mr. Powers is in very poor health yet, but about like he has beer, for the last two weeks. His many friends hope he will yet get tetter. Clintwood Theatre BETTif BRONSON and RICARDO CORTEZ IN “NOT SO LONG AGO” Friday and Saturday Feb. 25, 26 Picture Will Start Saturday Night as soon as Banquet is over WEEKLY HEALTH HINTS Last week we covered the com municable diseases spread thru the secretions of nose and throat this week, which diseases spreaci thru the discharges of the bowel will be our subject. The diseases spread thru dis charges of the bowel are Typhoid fever, Dysentery, (Flux) Summer complaint of children, Infantile paralysis, Hook worm and many other intestinal worms. How may they be prevented? This question is readily answered the proper disposal of material that carries infection, and the elemination of the agents that spread it. The carrying out ol this is, relatively simple ano costs but little, once done there is little to do thereafter. When we note that flies a e probably the greatest offender; in the carrying of the infectous material from its source, deposit ing it on food, dishes, babys hands and lips, yes and often on our own, we come to the first point in the arrest of the diseases We must get rid of the fly. This can be accomplished in the home by screens and use of fly swat ters and flypaper, this however only keeps them out of the house and we also wish to keep then from the infectious material. This means the building of i proper place for the disposal oi the bowel discharges, and the erection of a sanitary privy. This will be taken up in detail next week. The other great source of tram mission of these diseases is thn the water supply and this must be guarded. Avoid using grounc water if possible, and if must lx used boil it before using. Keej your spring clean and covered If it becomes muddy it is an i - dication that it is being contam mated with ground water ano the safe thing to do is to boii what is used for drinking until it clears. If the season is dry and wells become low, the dan ger is further increased, boiling is again the safe measure. Tht annual cleaning of wells will dc much to keep down spread oi these diseases. Chloride of lime maybe usea to purify water, quanity used should not exceec. 3 drops of one 1% solution to gal lon of water. This does not effect the taste of the water 01 render it injurious in any way. These are not all the means oi prevention of these diseases but are the most important and the ones to be most enforced. It costs less to prevent than t< cure. One case of typhoid fevei in your family will cost more than the prevention of it and if death should result the cost would b( beyond calculation. Money can not compensate us for those wt love. Mr. James Farmer, of Lonza, was in town Thursday, and paid this office a call. Mr. S. Terry Mullins, of Dwale paid our office a call Thursday. Mr. Damron, informs us that his pie sales are increasing lately. Control Cadelle By Poison Fumigation One Big Factor Is Cleanli ness in Storehouse. (Prepared by the United States Department of Agriculture.) Cleanliness in the storehouse and granary is one of the most important factors in the control of the cadelle, a grain pest known all over the world and first described in 1758., says the United States Department of Agricul ture. Tiie habit of the larvae of bur rowing into wooden floors, partitions and walls of bins, storehouses, and ships, accounts for much of the loss occasioned by fresh supplies becoming infested when placed in storage space formerly occupied by infested ma terial. A history of the cadelle, its distribu tion, and information concerning its control are contained in Department Bulletin No. 1428-D, just issued by the United States Department of Agricul ture. l lie pest is usually associatetl in its attack upon food products with other grain pests. In the case of package goods, such as breakfast foods, 11 Mr? holes it bores in the cartons, give other and smaller posts avenues of attack upon foods that otherwise might remain free from infestation. Tiie eadelle in all stages can be killed b.v fumigation with carbon disul phide, from six to eight pounds per thousand cubic feet of bin space being used where loins are tight. Carbon tetrachloride, lias the advantage over carbon disulphide in that its vapor Is noiiexplosive and noninflammable, but it lias tiie disadvantage of being about one-half to one-third as effective and must therefore be used in larger quan tities. On farms where grain bins are usual ly constructed of wood, hardwood should lie used in preference to soft woods, and the construction made as tight as possible. Itins should be in spected annually and any badly bur rowed woodwork removed. Tiie sub stitution of concrete for wood wher ever possible is one of the best means of preventing the rapid infestation of fresh supplies of grain or grain products. A copy of tiie bulletin may he ob tained, as long as tiie supply lasts, by writing to the United States Depart ment of Agriculture, Washington. Take Inventory of Farm When Least to Figure The best time to tuk a farm in Ten lory is when the least figuring ,has to be clone. For general crop find stock farms, this is usually between January 1 and when the spring work starts. For poultry farms, the best time to take it probably is just after the pullets have been put in winter quarters. For those who have to com ply with the income tax regulations. January 1 is the best date. No specific date is set for taking such an inventory, but any convenient time will do if it is taken approxi mately the same time each year, ac cording to the farm management de partment of tin; New York State Col lege of Agriculture at Ithaca, N. Y. Tile inventory should include real estate, horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, poultry, farm tools and equipment, and supplies on hand such as hay, straw, grain and silage. In placing values, a conservative estimate of what an animal or ar ticle would sell for, with a reason aide length of time In which to dis pose of It, is the best basis. This Is about comparable to what it would bring at a well attended farm auction After inventorying afll the farm property, list other assets such as lib erty bonds, certificates of indebted ness, receivable bills and cash. Shares of stock in corporations should ho in eluded at market value. After inventorying ulL resources, list debts such as mortgages, notes, and bills owed, including with the notes and mortgages the dates of maturity After it complete list of till thal Is owed is made, make a summary showing the total value of each kind of farm property. Compute the total resources, and from this subtract the total liabilities 'Tliis. then, represents the net worth or the true financial standing. Sweet Clover Is One of the Best Soil Builders Sweet clover is one of the best soil builders we can grow for soil building purposes. This docs not mean that we should grow it to the exclusion of alfalfa or even red clover, hut it does mean tlmt we ought to seed down every acre of small grain with sweet clover that is not being seeded to some other legume intended for bay. Or perhaps at least half of the farms in Iowa we ought to grow sweet clover for pasture. It should he introduced in tlie rotation for both pasture and soil building. Let us pay more atten tion to that crop, not for hay, for al falfa Is much superior for that pur pose, hut, as stated, for pasture and for the addition of nitrogenous organ ic matter to the soil. Japtain Dick Hager, Passes to His Reward Captain Richard (Rick) ih.1 lager, the oldest, and one of tl c lost popular and best knowr itizens of Clintwocd, died Mo: - lay afternoon, February 21, at ;ie residence cf 1 is . grands< r , i a Short, in Clintwood. He na< i-en ill for several months an his death was not unexpected. Cantain Hager was horn ir ’oyd County, Ivy., Jan. 18.: 841. lis family was prominent ii Rntuchy, and oneof iris rtla iv< s )2came Governor of Kentucky ; :ow years ago. His youth w;: iassed in the stirring pre-Civ /ar period and in a communil; hat was sharply divided ovt . le slave question. At the ou'• reak of the war lie aligned hii - elf with the Confederate syi - > thizers and volunteered ft /hive service at Prestonburj . te assisted in recruiting the ht entucky Regin e .it, command* i >y r’oloi el John S. Wiilian t he struggle became so warm, it hat community that he c n< tany of nis friends had to fit« hr safety. He came to Mussed Jounty, Virginia, in 1363, ant tore raised and became Captah Company H, 7th Virgin i Orvalry, commanded by Coloi t i ‘rentiss. His company sened i rur in East Tennessee. Captai] iager was not with his compan; nuch at this time, as he was raquently detachea and sent ci azardous scouting expedition y the famous General John. H forgan. He was on one of thest irips when General. Morgan wi f rapped and killed in East Tei • lessee. Alter the war Captain ilage narried Miss Pheobe Emilim 'orter of Russell County, Vir •'inia, and made his home a; Castlewccd for several year . ie was a fanner, blacksmith art sawmill operator, spoc’alizing n lorse-shceing and wagen mak ng, which occupation suited hi; •obust strength. Later heeprr iteu sawmills in Buchanan anc Dickenson Counties, finally mov ing to Clintwood about It 03, vhere he operated a biacksmitl _ shop until his advanced age com pelled him to give up this work His wife died in 1918. He i; survived by one daughter, Mrs henora Short, of Clintwood, am several grand children and great panel children. He has long been a consistant number of the Missionary Bap ist Church, regularly attending en’ices even after his hearing ailed hirn. Captain Hager’s funeral was onducted on Tuesday afternoon it the Clintwood Missionary Bai - fst Church by Revs. M. F. ]ombs, W. H. Walker aqd M.W. demines. Thru the driving rair his exercise was attended by a lirge number of friends and •datives, which attested the le spect and esteem in which he vas held by his fellow-townspec >le. . He was buried beside his leceased wife in Clintwood ceme erv. One of the events in his life in A’hich “Uncle Dick” took great pride was his part in helping arrest Wayne Powers and George jibson, charged with killing Will Gibson in Scott County, Va. rear the Russell county line, on April 19. 1834. Uncle Dick lived in that community and when the news was spread, he, with Am orose Taylor and Alexander Aus tin, who is now a resident of Clintwood, pursued and captured these men. They were later mngtd lor this crime in Scott ■ >unty. A strange co-incidence vas the pul lie: tion oi a contem >orar yaccount of this event by le I cbxpon News in its issue of ATrudry 18, 1927, three days d :it re his death, in which his ihaie in this occurence is men 'aoner. DEBUSK LOCALS This section was visited by the vorst thunder storm in several aordhs Friday night: following the thunder and lightning rain , ell in torrents for seme nine or n hours and the result is that most of the streams are out of their banks and foot travel is dif ficult. Following the storm of Friday he weather has warmed up igain and Spring seems to have irivi-o a month ahead of schedule. Luther Silcox o f the Silcox community was a visiter at the lome of his father-in-law, it. S. A.ustir, near here. Reports coming in from the sur ■ounding country tells ot many pear and peach trees being in oloorri on the mountains. Here ,s hoping that they know their ousiness better than we and that tney are premature. According t o reports from ^reeling, Frank Monroe Be.erlv, "Poet of the Cumberland” is very ill from a complication of diseases Vir, Beverly, who vvt s 70 last nonth, rccei tly suffered the loss of his eyesight but has regained it in a measure. Mrr. Nannie Powr rs of Laural Branch spent the v. eek with her lauyhter Mrs. Warren O’Quinn of Flat Spur. Mrs. C’Quinn will move to Tennessee in the near future. Mrs. Pairot Dcel of Wolf Pen was visiting in this section early in the week. ’’Squire Fletcher Powers of Carrie was legal visitor at DeBusk Tuesday. The Squire i s fire warden for this district and was settling some claims for fire fighting on Pouring Fork last Decemt c h. The hillsides in this section of Dickenson are a varient green and many is tl e old cow that has lost that longing, far-a-way look she has been wearing since last October. Mrs. M. B. Lambert of Lick Creek was visit nj her parents Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Austin of this place Wednesday. Nelson Castle of Trammel has rented the John Bowman farm near here and will move to it within a few days. Mrs. Sallie Lambert of the Sil rox community was visiting in diis neighborhood the latter part of the week.