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THE DICKENSON COUNTY HERALD
VOL. 1. NO. 20. CUNTWOOD, DICKENSON COUNTY, VIRGINIA, THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1927. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE Candidates Renew Efforts as Fatal Last Week Comes. THEY ARE NOW POBNDINC DOWN THE HOME STRETCH AND RACE IS CLOSE. THIS WEEK’S EFFORTS WILL DECIDE. FAST AND FURIOUS BATTLE OF BALLOTS WILL END WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1st. They’re pounding down the home strech! The fatal last week is at hand. After weeks of stren eous effort on the part of ambi tious workers who have been striving zealously in quest of sub scriptions and votes, they see vic tory just a head of them. With the closing just a few hours off the curtains will have come down on one of the most far-reaching circulation campaigns ever con ducted in this part of Virginia. Many new subscribers have been added to The Dickenson County Herald, new friends have been made, come to stay we hope, with Dickenson County’s pro gressive newspaper. All is anxiety as the candidates pound down the home stretch, vieing with each other to reach the wire first. Coming under the wire first in the Herald Cir culation Drive meins highest honors to the victor. LUCKIER THAN A HORSESHOE. In any worth while enterprise there is usually more gained by good conscientious effort and by the application of one’s talents than by trusting to luck. In fact, nothing in life worth while is ev er gained without some effort and while all cannot win an auto mobile, the business experience gained friends and acquantances made, will be of inestimable value in later years. President indications point to a “hair-breadth" finish, and it ap pears certain that the close mar gin by which the prizes will be won will occasion the greatest surprise. No member can appear certain of victory and there is abundant speculation as to the utcome. The last week will de cide. The race is too close among too many to bank on any possi bilities, and again there are too many people interested in each member to assure anyone of an easy victory. RELAXATION AT THIS TIME IS SUICIDAL TO SUCCESS. Determination to win coupled with relentlessness in gathering votes will go along way in deciding the winner. It is now or never! The final vote schedule is the one big op portunity which remains for the drive members, upon which to base their hopes of concluding their campaign in a successful manner. With the rich rewards hanging in the balance, all candidates are making a fast and furious battle of ballots, which will end at 10 o’clock P. M. Wednesday, June 1st. OFFICIAL JUDGES The judges or their representa tives will be on hand to see that the campaign is closed in accord ance with the rules. Those who are in the campaign office when the doors are closed will be per mitted sufficient time to prepare their subscriptions and votes, and place them in the locked and seal ed ballot box which will be placed in the contest office the last day of the drive. The following well known men have been asked to serve as judges: Rev. W. H. Walker, Rev. M. F. Combs, Mr. L. N. Sowards, THE STRAW VOTE. The straw vote campaign will continue so long as we have space for same; but cannot promise our readers how long this will be. The ballot appears in thip issue. As a correction of the voting rules of last week’s issue, we sug gest that any one desiring to vote, simply mark your ballot the way you want to vote anu mail it in a plain envelope without any marks of identification whatever of any kind. We do not care anything about knowing who votes for who. The reason that this was put in the last week’s rules and regulations, was chat we had in mind that someone might vote more than once; but this restric tion is Eliminated and you can vote as many times as you please. Here is how they stand at the time we go to press. You noticed in a previous issue of the Herald that we had start ed a straw vote campaign. We have received several votes up to the time we go to press, but not as many we had anticipated, due to the way the announcement and voting conditions were drawn and published. We want to make this clear to every-body and will say that it is not necessary that you sign any name on the envel ope or ballot, or make any dist inguishing marks in any way that we are any one else will know who voted the ballot. This was a restriction or rather a re quirement in the announcement in last week’s issue of the Herald, but we do not want to know how you vote all we want to know is that you voted for some one. The actual standing of each candidate will* appear in next week’s issue of the Herald. Sc come on voters and vote for your favorite Candidate and let’s have a little fun. A voting coupon appears in this paper. AGRICULTURE BOYS COMPLETE PROGRAM. The members of the future farmers of Virginia have comple ted the program set up by them at the beginning of this school year. In the completion of this program we have realized our highest am bition, to be contented as one of the best chapters in the state. The objectives taken by the other chapters in the state did not num ber more than ours, and [quite a few, had considerably less, and now the Clintwood Chapter is the first to complete all. In our years work we have given a father and son banquet, improved the school grounds, ren dered community service, bought and sold cooperatively, staged a play that brought us enough money to defray the expenses of the track and judging teams to Blacksburg, boosted our depart ment by articles to “Chapter Ghats” at Richmond, and organ ized a thrift bank. We are now planning a vacation tour into the Shenadoah Valley this sum mer. Our instructor, Mr. J. Le wyn Reynolds, a name known throughout the county, we think deserves the praise of the people of Dickenson. His untiring efforts have won for him a place in our hearts that cannot be filled by another. He has stood by us all and has done more for the far mers of Dickenson county than any other man could do and he stands high in their midst today. Let’s all give three hearty cheers for J, Lewyn Reynolds and we sincerely hope that his next year will be as successful as this. WHO IS WHO? Draw a line through the name of the candidate you are voting against, and mail to Straw Vote Editor in an envelope without any distinguishing marks on it. Voting Coupon For Clerk: Alva Smith, R. Lee Stanley, D. For Treasurer: Eivens Tiller, R. J. M. Rasnick, D. For Commonwealth Att’y: W. B. Phipps, R. J. C. Smith, Ind. R. For Sheriff: G. F. Kiser, R. J. H. Anderson, D. For Commissioner: W. H. McCoy, R. Emory Reedy, D. For President, 1928: Calvin Coolidge, R. A1 Smith, D. NQRA LOCALS Dr. Rock of Trammel was call ed to the coal camps here Friday. Mrs A. T. Finch of Chase City, Va. visited her daughter Miss Margaret, for a few days last week and accompanied her home. We regret very much that Miss Finch is not coming back next fall. The Young Peoples Service League held a meeting in Church Thursday night. The subject of the program was “Japan” Mrs. Finch gave a very interesting talk on the work her daughter is doing there as a missionary. We were very glad to see many in church Thursday night from Allen and Open-Fork. We hope they will come often. Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Howell of McClure were visiting friends in Nora Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Carico call, ed on Mrs. F, P, Smith Sunday. Paul Short and Jumbo Rush are here this week working on the open fork road. A few days Of sunshine will put the road in good condition. Mr. Bruce Tyler and Mr. W. M. Lambert spent Monday niarht here. Mr. J. C. Smith of Clintwood was attending trials at the coal camps here Monday. Mr. J. E. Trinkle of Norton Va. is looking after his work here today. Miss Ethel Gerow was in Dai te Tuesday. Fonsby Grizzle has purcha: ed a new Chevrolet Sedan. PRATER ITEMS Rev. W. G. Raines, James Run ion and Rev. Compton held ser vice at the Raines School house Saturday and Sunday. J. C. Raines was the dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Miller he says he enjoyed the dinner immencly and that Mrs. Miller is certainly a fine cook. It is reported that the officers got three parties, a car and som< whiskey, some-where betwcer Prater and Grundy, Saturday evening. It seems that the officers have woke up recently, as they have made several raids in this section. We notice W. M. Raines is home fron G. H. S. Mr. Raines looks quite feeble, as he is just recovering from a severe case of fever. Uncle Elijah Cannady was at the Post Office today sending a letter in favor of his Grandson Elijah Charles who is in the State Reformitory. The-rats are making havoc of Walker Raines’s chickens, sorry fcr Walker for he has went to a great ‘deal of expence to raise them. Mr.'Davis has started a mail car on route from Haysi to Grun dy this morning. We are sure glad of that as people may have less excuse to cuss us about their parcels being torn up. Every body subscribe for the Herald and read the news. FREELISC NEWS FREELING, VA. May 17. - A horse said to belong to Frank Mullins followed Grant Mullins, mail carrier from Clintwood to Almira, but dropped out by the wayside up the Cumberlands. Bruce Mullins followed the a:. imal later from Brush Creek, and found him near Shelby Cap. Ky. The Horse-Swappers “Associa tion,” an interstate organization between Virginia and Kentucky, met at Willis Bottom, a short dis tance below Freeling, on Saturday and enjoyed old-time swapping, regaling themselves at Kendrick' store. Doubtless the affair was rendered more enjoyable by a few “snips”'of King Booze. George W. Fleming, of Clint wood, visited relatives at and a round Freeling the first of last Week. Daniel M. McFall made a busi ness trip to Clintwood on Mon day. Although getting far into years, he is active, almost, as in his younger days. Carter McFall has moved out from the paternal home, since his( marriage to Mildred Willis, ana is house-keeping in the old Mc Fall house on Pound River. UNWRITTEN SACRIFICES Once more the people of a nat ion bow their heads in solemn regard for those who have gone before. Once more the flowers are strewn across the graves that mark the spot where we last view ed all that was mortal of those we knew and loved. And once more our thoughts linger upon the divine inspiration that it is the spirit that lives. Once more Memorial Da.\ comes, the inevitable day. The deep commanding thud of muffled drum beats upon our ears. The drolling tones of funeral dirge causes us to pause in life’s on ward rush and think of the real ities of the great Afterwhile oi which we know so litt’e now. This cne day —'May 30 — u - commanded oy law, but dictatec by thet which is greater, — the conscience of men — is set aside for our benefit; and the question comes, what shall we do with it: We ca i know that to whatevei degree we accomplish in life oui memory will be lengthened whei we have passed on. But accomplishment is a relat ive term; aud it may not mean a chievement in letters or art, nor in statesmanship or industry. ' It may mean the love that a father or mother were able to bring to us. It may mean the prattle of lit tle childre 1, or tiny fingers grasp ing our c.leeks. It may mean the wrinkled faces, the calloused hands, the bent shoulders that worked so hard that we might live and learn and do. It may mean sacrifices un written in the books of History but carved indelibly in all that we strive for now. And it is to these unwritten stories of sacrifice and love and 1 forbearance that attention is call ed; for they make Memorial Day truly universal among all classes. The brotherhood of man is shown to be real in the cotemp lation that no matter how high men rise in the accepted scale of success, all must return to the mortal element from which they sprang. We then begin to understand that is the soul that develops aiike from humble statations and from high positions. So Memorial Day is the time when the precepts and examples of those who have lived and loved leave their mark upon our mem ories and are deeply engraved in the hearts of men. MSS. LEONARD SOWARDS ' ENTERTAINES. On May 11th, at 2:30 o’clock, P. M., Mrs. Leonard N. Sowards, entertained in honor of her little son, Kelly, this neing his third birthday. Many guest were pres ent and he received a number of beautiful and useful gifts. The white birthday cake was cut by Mrs. A. A. Skeen who assisted the hostess in serving, the guest with cake and ice cream. Those present were Lois French Milton Combs, Jackie McFall, Rosemary Speights, Rosale Suth erland, Pauline Raines, Anita Sykes, Carol King Phipps, Eunice Deel, Homer Steele, Joan Steele, Edmund Reed Rasnick, Lois Crabtree, Margaret Sutherland, Louise Pizzuto, Josephine Pizzuto, and Markie French. The se were all the little folks that attended. The moye mature guests who ac compained the little folks to the party follow: Mrs. A. A. Skeen, Mrs. Carroll Speights, Mrs. Fred Damron, Mrs. R. L. Phipps, Mrs. A. A. Steele, Mrs. Geo. C. Suth erland, Mrs. W. M. McFall, Mrs. C.B. Maiden, Mrs. D. G. Kelly, Miss Retha Davis, Miss Jessie Kellv, and Master N. B. French, Jr. LOCAL ITEMS Read the life story of Ruth Brown Snider in the Sunday edi tion of the Washington Herald on sale each Saturday evening at the Office of The Dickenson Coun ty Herald. Miss Eva Gcsi, of Castlewood, is visiting Miss Virginia Damron during commencement week. For Sale: —One 1924' Model Chevrolet Touring Car in good condition cheap. Apply at Herald Office Mr. John Henry, Baker,of Tivis Va., had the misfortune to loose his dwelling house, with all its contents by fire last Friday. Everybody see Rudolph Valen tino in “COBRA” a Paramount Release at Clintwood Theatre, Friday and Saturday night 8:00 P. M. Admission. 15 and 25c. I - -- County Game Warden Nathan iel Mullins reports the arrest and conviction of many dog owners throughout the county, found without 1927 tags for their dogs. In each case so far fines of $5.00 and cost in each case have been imposed and the dog owner warn ed to get a tag forthwith. Where the warden finds dogs properly tagged, he passes them up, re gardless of date tags were bought. Mr. Mullins has instructions to visit every section of the county as early as possible and prosecute all dog owners found without a li cense tag. Benton Powers, of Honaker, is in town this week installing Ser vel Refrigerators, and also is pre- . pared to do all kinds of house wiring and general electrical work. John W. Flanagan, of Bristol was a business visitor in Clint wood the first of the week. The asphalt has' been finished from the Court House down to the Corporation line and we notice some of the drivers are sure tak ing advantage of same. Mrs. S. R. Hurley, of Grundy, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. W. P. Raines, this week. We are sorry to note that Mr. Bob Neel and his mother are very ill with typhoid this week. It seems as Dickenson County is going to be as well supplied with candidates this year as Wise county. Don’t forget that we do more than publish a paper and do a little job work. We endeavor to please our customers. The Dickenson Memorial High School commencement programs are being rendered by the teach ers and pupils this week and we have heard nothing but compli ments and praises for our teach ers, which we feel are justly due them for they have labored hard, but their labors have not been in vain for they have accomplished much, all to the betterment of the young generation. Dr. W. G. Burke is in town, prepared to do all kinds of dental work. On last Monday evening there was a collission of Automobiles took place on the corner of Mc Clure Avenue in front of the Silver Moon Cafe. We think the cause of this accident was that there were parked on the corner, directly in front of the Silver Moon Cafe, a truck and probaly two other cars, thereby obstruct ing the view of the driver coming up McClure Avenue. We think it would be a good idea for the authorities to look into the matter of enforcing the parking and driving ordinance of this town before some one is seriosly injured. There were a large crowd from Clinchco last Sunday to witness the ball game between Clinchco and Clintwood. Ah well: no use to say 'anything about the out come of the game, but we know the boys went back to Clinchco rejoycing. LIST OF CANDIDATES AND VOTES ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION. The names of those who have been nominated as active candi dates in The Dickenson County Herald Circulation Drive and their votes accepted for publication follow: Name * Votes Mr Claude Mullens, Clintwood, Va. . _ .. 215,000 Mr. Dewey Hale, Clintwood, Va. ..,70.000 Miss Ruth E. Chase, Clintwood, Va. __.244,000 Mr. Edison Deel, Clintwood, Va__ _61,000 Miss Georgia Hollaway, Freemont, Va. _240,000 Mr. E. T. Fuller, Haysi, Va......51,500 Mrs. Flo Beverly, Burdine, Ky. ... _ __.249,000 Mr. C. B. Hurley, Grundy, Va. _248,000 Miss Lucile Smith, Nora, Va. 251,000 Miss Inez Wilson, Trammel, Va. ..._ .247,000 Mr. Ferdie Beverly, Longs Fork, Va. .. _162,000 Miss Mary Fuller, Colley, Va. _245,000 iviiss Arbutus Hamilton, Haysi, Va. _220,000 The above list is not closed andother names will be added from time to time. If your name is not in the list and you want to win an automobile, send it in at once. You have a friend in the list of candidates who is working hard to win an automobile. To do this without your help will al ways be regretted by you—so send in your subscription this week and request that your favorite get credit for the votes. Only one more week to go.