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VOL. 1.
NO. 21.
C. B. Hurley Win’s Fist Prize
In Circulation Drive.
Greatest Expectations were Surpassed.
With this issue of The Dickenson County Herald we close an
amazingly successful subscription campaign.
Every active candidate has been awarded a prize commensu
rate with the time and energy expended.
The Dickenson County Herald has added thousands of new
subscribers to ifs list in Dickenson and adjoining counties, which
added to.the already creditable circulation enjoyed previous to the
inauguration of the drive, affords advertisers a medium unparal
leled in this section of the state. ,
We feel that we had the public with us in this campaign and
wish to express our appreciation of it’s enthusiastic support.
We congratulate each and every contestant upon their splen
did success and commend them for the very fine spirit of sports
manship in which they accepted their awards.
The Judges of the Campaign were Rev. W. H. Walker, Rev.
Mr. F. Combs and L. N. Sowards. These gentlemen proved to be
willing workers and we wish to thank them for tht-ir co-operation
and assistance in the task of counting, checking and rechecking
the millions of votes amassed by the contestants in the drive.
The judges statement and the list winners and the Results ac
complished by each follows:
We the undersigned, duly appointed to canvass the returns of
the Dickenson County Herald Circulation Drive, do hereby certify
that the campaign was closed according to the rules governing
same, and that we compiled the subscriptions and remittances de
posited in the ballot box, and the Campaign Department’s records
of the subscriptions turned in during the campaign by the
various contestants or members and we find the following named
persons entiled to the prizes according to the rules governing their
First Prize, C. B. Hurley, Chevrolet Landau Sedan, 6,032,544
Second Prize, Mrs. Flo Beverley, Ford Roadster, 5,684,050
Third Prize, Miss Ruth Chase, Bed Room Suite, 5,661,175
Fourth Prize, Miss Lucile Smith, Ladies Wrist Watch, J,507,927
Fifth Prize, Miss Inez Wilson, Cash, $20.00 1,209,200
Sixth Prize, Miss Mary Fuller, Cash, $10.00 927,771
Commission Winners: Miss Georgia Holloway, 863,584
Miss Arbutus Hamilton, 271,444
Winner $50.00 Gold Prize: Miss Ruth Chase.
Winner First Prize Vote Ballot: Miss Ruth Chase.
Winner of Second Prize Vote Ballot: Miss Flo Beverly.
Signed: W. H. Walker, Judge
M. L. Combs, Judge
L. N. Sowards, Judge
A loafer usually wishes he was
doing something else.
He who laughs last forgets how
before his time comes.
Being your brother’s keeper
doesen’t mean to keep his shirts.
Exercising develops, especially
exercising your discretion.
Time now for the June brides
to begin selecting the grooms.
What really reduces reducers
is worry over what they can’t
A little trouble now and then
is just what makes the best of
Everybody’ s idea of a good
time is somebody’s idea of a bad
Going to work isn’t as good a
habit as working after you get
A man seldom turns over a
new leaf until he has finished the
old one.
The things you think you get
for nothing cost more than those
you think you pay for.
Being hurt at times isn’t half
so painful as going through life
afraid to try anything.
“Death Valley” is usually that
portion of asphalt between two
curbstones.—Wall Street Journal.
And a clear lane between two
lines of jammed traffic is the
“Grand Canyon.”
Now that A1 Smith has declared
that his church affiliation would
not be permitted to interfere
with his loyalty to the constitut
ion, it remains for William Gibbs
McAdoo to promise that he could
be President of the United States
from California and still boost
Milburn Mullins, of Coeburn,
aged 50 years, died Sunday af
ternoon at the hospital in Coburn
as a result of injuries received by
being struck by an ai.tomc b'le,
abou. 8 o’clock Saturday evening.
Mr. Mul in3 was a mine foreman
at Arno, and was Jen route Jhome
ti spend the week-end w.th his
fanily. He lingered until about
3 o’clock Sunday afternoon.
Enterment toak place at the
Coeburn cemetery Tuesday.
Mose Reed, senior, who has
been spending some time with
relatives at Burdine, Ky., has
returned to Freeling.
After a long siege, the small
pox has diappeared from the Cum
1 erland oection. No fresh cases
have been reported during the
past month.
Edgar Ray Beverley motored
over to Knoxville on business aur
ing the past week.
Andrew Phipps, senior, visited
at Burdine, Kentucky, during the
It is understood that Columbus
Mullins, wno was formerly a res
ident of near Freeling, but for
the past three or four yeirs of
Hylton, Kentucky, is preparing
to locate on top of the Cumber
lands soon.
Andrew J. Counts will go to
Bristol in the near future to have
his eyes treated for cataract.
Morgan T. Swindal is at Jenk
ins, Kentucky, where he has a
position with the Consolidation
Company, of that place.
There appears to be a lull in
the whiskey traffic just now,
from indications on the surface;
the consequent disorder which
prevails at times of “high
tide” 4s not evident. However,
“flush” times comes pe -iodically,
and the dry agents will have the
situation to cope with before
another moon.
Calvin Coolide is leadingg the
ticket in the Herald’s Straw Vote
campaign, G. F. Kiser a close
second. The following is the re
sult of Straw Vote at the time
we go to press:
Alva Smith, R 19
Lee Stanley, D 17
Eivens Tiller, R 21
J. M. Rasnick, D 18
W. B. Phipp, R 18
J. C. Smith, Ind. R 15
D. M. Crabtree, D
G. F. Kiser, R 22
J. H. Anderson, D 18
W. H. McCoy, R 20
Emory Reedy, D 17
Calvin Coolide^, R 24
A1 Smith, D 7
I announce myself a candidate to be
alected to the office of Commonwerlth’s
Attorney for the county of Dickenson
which office is to be filled by thepopulai
vote of the citizens of the county in the
coming November election.
I have been asked by a number of cit
izens of the county to make this race
lue to the fact that no Democrat is at
present a candidate for the position oi
Commonwealth Attorney and it is
thought best and proper that a man be
selected to fill this missing link in tht
Democratic chain of candidates, and in
announcing myself I wish to solicil
the support of all the voters of the
County, and I can assure them if elected
to the office of Commonwealth Attorney
that I will faithfully discharge the duties
of the office subject to no influences
other than justice and right to all citi
zens and all classes.
6-l-2t. D. M. Crabtree.
Capt, C. V. Miller is at mouth
of Greenbrier with Haysi-Grun
dy road ready to turn back and
dress it up.
Rev. Z. T. Raines and wife
were the guest of J. C. Raines
and wife last Sunday night.
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Mr. James McCarty the Pro
vident man, visited home folks
from Saturday until Tuesday
morning, after an absence of
several weeks.
Mi*. C. F. French was at post
office today and mailed home
some parceis, he said he was
shortly going to Kentucky.
Mrs. J. H. Boyd is very ill at
this writing we are informed, Dr.
J. W. Waldron is attending her.
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 marksvm 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.
Ip. M. Crabtree, D.
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.
Miss Ruth M. Lambert was the
guest of Miss Eula Davis Wed
nesday night.
Fred and Lonnie Rose, wrere
the guest of Mr. Earman Davis
last Saturdy night.
Miss Edna Colley, from Geoge’s
Fork, Nina Davis from McVeigh.
Kentucky, were the guest of M.
3. Davis last Friday evening.
We are in hopes the roads of
Longs Fork will soon get in good
condition, as they are very bad’.
Mrs: J. J. Stanley who has
been ill for some time, has re
cently been taken to the Hospita
where she will undergo an oper
Miss Ldith Lambert is visiting
relatives at Jenkins Ky. this
Mrs M. S, Davis was the guest
jf Mr. and Mrs. D. Yates, Sun
Mrs. Dan Crabtree who haf
been ill for some time is recover
ng rapidly.
Miss Leara Crabtree, of Long’i
Fork, is staying with Mr. anc
Mrs. Rufus. Phipps of Clintwood
Mrs. Deb. Davis, and childrer
from McVegh, Ky. were the gues
of M. S. Davis last Friday eve.
Mrs Deb Davis, and children
from McVeigh Ky. are back visit
ing their friends and relatives ir
Miss Guytana Hawkins anc
Mrs. Roy Hawkins motored tc
t le top of the Cumbe lan i me u -
cain, Saturday.
Miss Laura Beverly was the
guest of Miss Ula Davis, Wed
nesday evening.
Sundi y morning about 5 o’clock
John Sargent was killed anc
Homer Boyd severely injured in
the mines here. The two men
were working on the night shift,
and were trying to clean up be
fore coming outside. Mr. Sar
gent has been taken to Tennessee
for burrial, and Mr. Boyd is ir
Dante Hospital.
Mr. Mrs. Homer Bailey anc
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Keith motored
co St. Paul, Sunday.
Part of the school has closec
cere after a very progressive ses
don and the teachers aie leaving
'or their homes. Miss Lockharl
.till has a few more days.
Mr. Burnice Jessee is home af
cer staying two weeks in Dante
hospital, from a complication oi
njuries recived in the "mines here
Frinds have just received news
if the sad railroad accident neai
Charlottesville, Va., in which Mr.
7m. Mahone lost his life.
Messers Arnold Spence anc
)wens Peters have purchasec
lew Dodge Coupe’s.
Mr. L. C. Ashby has purchasec
i Dodge Touring, 1927.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Saw
ders of Splashdam, were visiting
lome folks Sunday.
Mr. Clyde Horn, has returnee
'rom D. M, H. S. after gradua
;ing with high honors, Thanks
Jabel Sutherland.
Mrs. M. R. Gibson, was the
voek end guest of Miss Mary
The “coop” never gets so fuli
sut that it will hold a few more.
Recently some of our efficient
ifficers discharged their duty
ind by so doing, put about
;hree of the boys up and relievec
;hem of some “booze” and ar
lutomobile. Looked to be a very
•food Car.
This is not the tirst act recent
ly on the part of the officers oi
our town, but it seems that they
ire a little more alert and we
think they are thinking
seriously of the way some folks
carry on in Clintwcod during thf
week ends. Well boys as yov
have started the larping business
in Clintwood, why not keek it up'.
Miss Alcie Chase is visiting
friends and relatives in Clintwood
this week.
Mr. Cecil Childress and Mrs.
T. K. Colley spent Memorial day
n Washington D. C.
Mr. John Short is back home
for the summer. He has been at
tending Bluefield College.
Mr. and Mrs. John Rasnick hac
is their dinner guest Miss Alcie
Chase and Mr. Bill Nickels Wed
nesday evening at the White Kit
chen Cafe.
Miss Irene Draper and Virginn
Cole teachers of the D. M. H. S
will be greatly missed by all
their friends in Clintwood.
Mrs. Delbert Davis and daugh
ter Nina of Stone, Ky. have beer
isitirg relatives and friends in
Miss Alcie Chase of Storn , Ky
attended the graduation exercises
of her younger sister Grace,
Tuesday night.
Mrs John Green and children
have returned home for the sum
mer, from Charlottsville Va.
Mr. C. C. Chase and daughtei
Nannie Pearl attended the con
ference at Tazewell, they were
.he guest of Mr. S. G. Adkins.
Miss Edith Chase, a teacher ol
the D. M. H. S., left for Tenn
essee Friday, she will be greatly
missel by her friends.
Statistics recently compiled by the
state highway commission show'that
the maintenance cost of unpaved high
ways has Increased 55 per cent In the
last two years, and If any further ar
gument were necessary for paved
highways that should cinch the ques
tion, says the Ilibbing (Minn.) Dally
There will be an Increase shown for
all of the dirt roads of the state at
the end of the present year, for the
simple reason that traffic will be ma
terially Increased and the greater the
traffic the greater will be the highway
upkeep. It looks like a waste of good
money to go on building dirt roads
and trying to keep them In anything
like a decent condition for travel.
The initial cost of the pavement Is
considerably over that of the dirt
road, but that cost Is practically the
end of It—the upkeep of the paved
highway is merely an Incidental, while
the upkeep of the dirt road Is steady,
ever increasing, and there is but an
Indifferent highway at best.
Take, for instance, some of the high
ways about Hibbing. Enough money
has been spent on them to keep them
In condition to have paved them twice
over, and still they are far from be
ing the kind of highway anybody
wants—and they never will be any
thing else until the expensive policy
has been done away with.
The paved highway Is a thing of
beauty and a joy forever to the trav
eler—It is always there, in the ideal
highway condition, and while It evi
dently brings about a great saving to
the taxpayer, It spreads industry and
prosperity and gladdens the hearts of
every one who has any use whatever
for a highway, and most everyone,
now a days has that.
It is to be hoped that our highway
builders will grasp this Idea of the
paved road being the only kind of
highway that will fill the need, and
then stop wasting public money on
something that cannot be done.
Hard Street Pavements f
Gaining in Popularity
More than 3,000 cities and towns In
the United States have built hard
street pavements. The general adop
tion of this type of pavement cama
with the automobile, operating wn
pneumatic tires. Before that, commu
nities that sought paved streets, chose
materials that were resilient and
quiet when horse-drawn, steel-tired
vehicles drove over them.
But with ttie general adoption of
the motor vehicle and heavy pneu
matic-tired trucks, cities realized that
a hard, true surfaced pavement was a
necessity and concrete became a pro
nounced favorite. Before 1909 there
were only about thirty miles of con
crete pavement in use in the whole
country. Today there is 10,000 miles
or more, and hundreds and hundreds
more miles are being built this year.
More than 1,000 cities laid concrete
streets last year, and this year will
undoubtedly prove better than last.
. The first hard-surface pavement In
the United States was built In 1S92 In
Bellefontaine, Ohio. This was a nar
row strip along the hitching rack on
one side of the court house square.
The following year the rest of the
street was paved as well as the
three other streets around the court
house. All of this pavement is giving
perfect service today, although more
than thirty years old.
Newly Developed Lights
Urged for Highway Use
Ohio may become the testing field
for a system of super-highways, flood
lighted from one end of the state to
another, that may eventually be
adopted throughout the country.
F. G. Harrison, president of the
Good Roads Federation of Ohio, has
already advanced this idea before a
highway conference at Columbus. And
he has the hacking of specialists on
lighting, as well as highway engineers.
Harrison’s plan, if adopted, would
entail the construction of a double
decked highway system where heavy
interstate traffic demanded it, and of
lighting these and all other roads In
the state with a series of lights new
ly developed at the Nela research
laboratories in Cleveland. These lights
flood the road more effectively, it 1*
said, than any boulevard lights in use
today. Their principle is already In
use on the lurge air-mall fields, where
the landing grounds are flooded by the
rays from one powerful lamp.
At the same time, says Harrison,
the cost of installation of this sys
tem would be comparatively cheap.
“I am told that an cost at
$7t)t) to $1,000 a mUfl K/WW cover
the expense," hajsfta^

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