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DICKNESQN COUNTY HERALD
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EXISTING SITUATION IN DICKENSON COUNTY Dickenson, the youngest county in Virginia, has behind her a beautiful history. A glance backward will prove to us, that the principle part of her popula tion was composed of . a very energetic and industrious class of people. From the first in habitants there sprang a very strong belief in a sound govern ment, based upon sound prin ciples. By settling the wild and woody Appalachians, we form a sound conclusion that they were true lovers of freedom. ’ From the few surviving old settlers, we get substantial proof that they strove to establish a govern ment of which their off-springs would be proud. How can we in this stage of Dickenson’s history, hold up and protect the ideals of our . fore parents? How can we has citi zens establish sound principles in Dickenson County? By stand ing behind sound issues, and proclaiming against unscrup ulous office holders and office seekers, the proper form of government can be founded upon a solid foundation. Dickenson County at the pres ent time has entered upon an era of corruptness. Jealousy, prejudiceness, and disrespect have entered tne souls of her one time good citizens. Ti is statement cannot be questioned. One of the greatest tragedies that ha® ever happened in. this county, was an out crop of one or more of these causes, Also thb acquisition of wealth has had as much or probably more to do with the staining of the garment of purity as any other. On every side of the path we see the thirst for money. The near* sfc way to a dollar is the path traveled, and making very little difference as to what method used. Money at any sacrifice, has become the motto of the largest per cent of her population. Our interests are not looked after by us individuals, but as the large per cent very well understand, thru representa tives or officials that are elected. These officials usurp authority thru the approval of the ma jority vote cast by the people, and it is they who are totally responsible for unscrupulous county officials. It beinsr their motive to accomplish some selfish end regardless of the interest of those whom they are represent ing. The people have become to dis respect the law. They readly see the executives do not respect the law, therefore they have be come likewise. This can easily be proved thru the case of the moonshiner. He is aware of the fact that when he manufactures spirits that he has committed an offense contrary, to t ie prohibi tion law, yet he doesn’t respect it, simply because it is ignored by those in authority or those who are trying to execute the law. I venture to say that the moon shiner does not make liquors all together because he wants tc over ride the law, but he goes into industry to meet his othei needs which are so numerous in this mountain region. He also holds to the old custom, which is the right of inheritance. This right lias been handed down to them by their ancestors, and is one which will stand as long as mountaineers remain in the Appalachians. The violator of the prohibition law is hunted down by a group of men classed as prohibition officers. No douot that on the morning of such raids as that of raiding for moonshine stills and looking for such violators, they tune their systems with the regular morning toddy. Going behind closed doors he satisfies his appetite and thirst with whiskey, which probably he had captured the day previous. Such men as these, in plain english, are vicious wolves dressed in sheep’s clothing, a thief in the night. They act in this manner simply because they don’t want the public to know their unscrup ulous nature. Judge for yourself two such men, the violator and such an officer mentioned above. Which do you consider the most worthy to be classed as a citizen. The moonshiner knows where he st inds in the estimation of h>s fellow man, and he is not de ceiving the public. Such an official is deceiving the public, he is not what he professes, bring ing disgrace and defeat unto the party which has chosen liim as one of their leaders. The time to strike out the career of sue h unscrupulous officers is on the election. Cast forever from you as far as the east is from the west, their soft talking of feasting and four years of peaceful slumber, and stand by the principles of our fore fathers of right and justice. FLEA BITTEN By Maynard Sutherland CHAPTER IV. At the first note of the hymn in the church the groups under the trees broke up and the men, individually a n d collectively, moved toward the door. The long benches were quickly filled, and along the rear wall the be lated ones stood up, three deep. I NVITATION By becoming a depositor of this in stitution you open your way to many privileges which leads to broader business relations. If you are not a depositor here we will be pleased to have you with us so that you may find out by actual ex perience what it means to be affiliated with a real bank. STEP IN ANY TIME AND HAVE A TALK WITH US. THE CLINTWOOD BANK ! CLINTWOOD, VIRGINIA. RESOURCES OVER $325,000.00 Wiien the song was ended Prea cher Haines prayed lone and fervently, utterly unmindful of a wailing baby in its mother’s lap not three feet from him. His text, when he read a chap ter from the Bible, left no doubt as to whatjwould be the content of his sermon. In a deep mono tone he laborously pronounced each word. His text he repeated twice. “But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the un believers. “Now therefore there is utterly fault among you, because ye go to law with one another. Why do ye not take wrong? Why do ye not suffer yourselves to be defrauded?” Then followed a lengthy dis sertation upon the evils which had befallen Paw-Paw Creek, and he closed with a moving appeal for the return of peace and brotherly love, and a cessa tion of hate and spite among his flock. Then his voice assumed a more militant tone, “Brethren,” he declared sten toriously, “I am going to turn this into a love feast—an exper ience meeting—and we’re go'ng to throw off all our shams and deceits and sinfulness and face the bed-rock truth. It may hurt — I hope it does. I know ye and ye all know yore selves. If we will step out be fore our brothers and admit our faults and our shams, then we can come to an understanding, but ’til we do make an open con fession the devil will own Paw Paw Creek from the mouth to the dividing ridge above Zeb Hall’s.” He paused and his stern glance swept over his flock. “I want,” he shouted suddenly, “the biggest liar in the congre gation to stand up.” The only reply was a faint suc cession of gasps from the startled ones about him, and then with one accord half a hundred pairs of eves sought out Windy Jase far back in the Amen Corner. A smile crinkled Jase’s eyes and he opened his mouth in sil ent laughter. A suppressed gur gle of laughter ran thru the building, but Preacher Abner silenced it with an imperious gestu”e. Jase shot a quick glance over the room to assure himself that no one else aspired for the honor and then came slowly to his feet. Preacher Haines nodded grimly and once again swept his tense audience with a stern gaze. “I now want half a dozen of the biggest hypocrites to stand up,” he demanded belligerently. That, apparently, was stronger than they had anticipated, for every smile in the church faded into the blank of startled-solem nity. A dead silence ensued in which the whinney of a horse far out in the grove sounded abnormally loud. Pew by pew Preacher Abner let his glance rove, but there were no volun teers, each person seeming to sink lower in his seat as the minister fixed him with his gaze. Jase searched the room keenly, and his eyes finally came to a stop on the dark, saturnine face of Bart who sat hunched behind the stove. “Stand up, Bart—d a d-b urn ye,” he roared. “Ye are all six of ’em.” (To be continued) SCHOOL COLUMN By Supt. J. H. T. Sutherland The following Dickenson schools,in which are three-fourth of teachers and pupils this ses sion, will run nine months: Bear Pen, Bart Lick, Bise, Cane Creek Clinchco, Clintwood, Counts, Darwin, Davis, Dog Branch, Flat Top, Fleming town, Fremont, Georges Fork, Greenwood, Haysi Honey Camp, Kenzdy, Lyons Fork, Maynard Ridge, McClure, Middle Branch, Open Fork, Pilot Knob, Rock Lick, Rugby, Sand Lick, Splashdam, Stonewall, Stratton, Sulphur Spring, Skeet rock, Nealy Ridge, Steinman. Swindall, Tarpon, Trammel, Tur ner, Viers, West Dante, and Yates. It is thought that Dick enson leads the Ssate in the num ber of standard schools this session. In percentage of school atten dance on school population in 1925, Dickenson ranked 8th. The rating in this item was 73.70 The State average was 69.24. For our county in 1925 it is ap parent that 26.30 percentage of the school population from six to (Continued on page 4) Condensed Statement Of DICKENSON COUNTY BANK, Incorporated AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS DECEMBER, 31st, 1926. RESOURCES Loans and discounts Overdrafts Stocks and bonds Banking houses ana ots Other real estate Furniture and Fixtures Exchange next days clearings Due from banks Customers Liberty Bonds Cash Total1 Resources $1,007,366.28 845.16 231.66 38,847.49 7,221.36 12,222.97 1,081.69 81,558.38 21,000.00 48,595.4 $ 1,218,970.39 LIABILITIES Capital stock paid in Surplus undivided profits Re-discounts Reserved for interest and taxes U. S. Liberty Bonds C. D.’s Total Deposits Total Liabilities $100,000.00 51.000. 00 21,600.00 9,015.63 21.000. 00 $1,016,304.73' $ 1.218,970.39 We Solicit Your Patronage “THE BANK THAT SERVICE BUILT” ORDER PUBLICATION In the Clerk’s office of the Cir cuit Court of the County of Dick enson on the 28th day of Febrnary 1926. W, M. Hyder, Complainant against Jocie Hyder Defendant The object of this suit is to ob tain a divorce a vinculo matri monii from the defeudant on the ground ofadultry. And affidavit having been made and filed that the defendant Jocie Hyder is not a resident of the State of Virginia, it is ordered that she do appear here within 10 days after due publication hereof, and do what may be necessary to pro tect her interest in this suit. And it is further ordered that a copy hereof, be published once a week for four weeks in the Dickenson County Herald and that a copy be posted at the front door of the court house of this county on or before the First March rules 1927. A copy—Teste: W, E. Rasnick Clerk. By N. E. Hughes, D. C. D. M. Crabtree j. q. Maryland Land For Sale I have 192 1-2 acres of unde veloped land near Beltsville, Md., only 6 1-2 miles from Washing h'ikoYour Home Brighter with mCO LIGHT PRODUCTS Electric Plants WashingMachines Water Systems 7) r/Uj.U‘ jhJ by \M DELCOLIGHT COMPANY PI OAYTON- OHIO % f/ues forDctails HY GI NL'HAi M<>: .to»5> Terms E. D. SUTHERLAND Stratton, Va. First Glass Shoe Re pairing Your Vfork Respectfully Solicitc d DELOACH SHOE SHOP Clintwood, Virginia ton, D. C. Think of the future near a city of (500,000 peoDle and the Capitol of the United States. This land is ideal for trucking and poultry raising. Will sell farms of 5 to 20 acres each. Terms; A very small cash payment and balance in seven years. Fol- particulars write to \ )r. .1. A. SoMKita, Beitsville, Md. Advt. Misses Meyland Kerr and Dollie Sutherland spent Friday night with Mrs. Claude C. Clark.