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DIGKNESON COUNTY HERALD
Published Every Thursday at Clir.twood.Va. F. C. Raines, Editor The Dickenson Couuty Herald is inde pendent in politics and it’s columns are open to all parties at the regular rates. Subscristion, $1.50 a year, in advance. Six months, 75c. Advertising Hates: —Classitied adds, 2 cents per word,minimum charge, 50c. Reading notices, 2 cents per wold. Card of thanks, obituaries, lodge reso lutions on death, 2 cents per word, min imum charge $1.00. Legal advertising, 10c per line for 8 point type for each insertion, payment before proof of pub lication is issued. Divorce notices $10.00, payable in advance. National Bank Statements $7.50; State Banks $5.00 Communicans will not be pu .fished without the name of the author s known to the publisher. Entered as secoijd class of mail matter February 10th 1927, at Clintwood, Va., under the Act of March 3, 1879. Industry Leads World A report written by President John E. Edgerton, of the Nation al Association of Manufacturers, shows that industry has eclipsed the progress achieved by any of the professions or non-industrial pursuits. The report claims that politics and education have not kept pace with the success and progress of industries. This in re ply to an appeal of 41 bishops, ministers and teachers asking in dustrial leaders to improve labor conditions. The report states: “If the same degree of progress in the reformation of our political, religious, moral and educational lives had been made in our indus trial life, America would have very much less to worry about. Insurance is World Wide Fire might be called the univer sal blessing—the greatest civiliz ing force the world has. Fire, however, when it breaks its bonds causes suffering and disaster, in every country, The Bushman in the heart of Australian wilderness watching his home destroyed, has the same feeling of intense des pair that the American experi ences on the other side of the world. The manufacturing plant wher ever it may be, suddenly halted in the midst of some important work, always becomes a tragic picture as a fire dertroys its use fulness. Insurance, after all, is the only practical solution that commerce can offer to minimize the suffer ing, and provide the means of continued progress after the dis aster has been repaired. As the theater crowds in New York watched a partially com pleted 38-story sky-skraper be come a flaming torch against the evening sky on April 12th a re n?wed feeling of strength gained by insurance protection must ha\e been felt. Losses are paid every hour in New York, London, Paris, Madras Peking, Tokio and other cities. Insurance performs its duty work ing for fire prevention and the in dustry and progress o f every country. Santa Clause Idea of Goverment. “Government ownership is the product of loafing minds and loit ering ambitions,” says Henry S. Ives, Vice President of the Casu alty Information Clearing house, Chicago. It is the indolent off spring of the static mind, and its ancestry m a y be traced back thrcugh a loug line of dawdling political soothsayers. As a theory it lacks imagination, originality, inspiration and romance. As an actuality it is a stupid, dull, lang uorous method of carrying on the work of the world. It is the sub stitution of government deficits for private profits. It is the drag ging brake on individual enter prise and a stubborn barrier to industrial progress. It is the Santa Claus idea of government, herald ed by political sleigh-bell ringers. DEMAND CMEAB AIR AS WELL AS . CLEAN STREETS AND FOODS Plenty of sunshine means bet ter milk and more nourishing vegetables; fewer cases of mal nutrition, rickets, general debility tuberculosis, colds and nervous disorders. It is estimated that a prolonged iog due to smoke cloud overhang ng a big city, w ill kill more people n two or three days than will succumb to motor accidents in ;he same community in many nonths. When we insist on bac ;eria-free food and water, why lot also insist on pure air, which ve consume at a rate five times rreater? Nine coal fires out of ten pro duce enough sulphur dioxide to injure plants. How foolish it is to spend money to keep streets clean, and never contribute a cent toword keeping the atmosphere clean! The ultimate remedy for smoke and soot- laden atmosphere is to burn gas instead of raw fuels. Gas is absolutely clean, the sup ply never fails, and the curve of cost for many years in the future will be definitely downward. Those who burn gas serve not onlythemselves and their neigh bors, but they are helping to pro mote a clean civilization, CAPITAL LABOR AND BRAINS,. The Jefferson County Union, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, says: “Here are two interesting para graphs from ‘the things that are Ceasar’s’ by Guy Morrison Wal ker : “ ‘Social economist claim there is only one source of wealth—La bor, Political additional econo mists insist that in addition to Labor—Land and Capital must be classified as additional sources of wealth. But they both deny the economic value of that which is the greatest of all in the pro duction of wealth—Brams.’ “ ‘Capital would generally be idle and waste away if it were not for the brains of some thinker who finds a better way to use it than it is being used. And Labor would often be idle if it were not for this same thinker who devises, invents and creates undreamed of opportunities for Labor. By holding before Capital the greater profits and rewards in a new venture, ths Thinker secures the support of Capital, which Labor would not be able to secure for itself.’ ” ACCIDENT COST NEEDLESS. The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company insists that its employes wear goggles at their work, to prevent the eye accidents that were coming to be a physical and social drain on the company and its workers. The company| lays off any miner found working without goggles, three days for the first offense; six days for the second; and the third time he is discharged. The company goes yet further; it fights to have any eye injury award reduced by 50 per cent, where the employe neg lected to wear goggles for protec tion. This making the employe join in the safety campaign, is the short sure road to minimizing in dustrial accidents. Some similar form of progressive penalization for motor accidents or hazards, might do as much for the high ways as for the coal and iron mines. The four-billion-a-year accident cost in the United Slates is a load that the public cannot afford to pay, if all will join in making life safe. FARM PHONES TIME AND MONEY SAVERS. Out of 200,000 Pensylvania farms, 124,000, or 62 per cent, have telephones. The diversified farmer’s time is worth something every day in the year; and the telephone is the cheapest, Lest time- avi raver in vented, for much of the business of the farm. The telephone is a hired man who eats nothing, who will not forget his orders, who will not flirt or elope with the hired girl, who will not set fire to the farm with his earless pipe or cigarette, who will not strike for higher wages just when the need is greatest. A farm phone is almost as neccessary as land or house or barn. PICKS TOPICS" Many a white man is a black smith. A coupon book always has a ;wixt bad ending. There’s many a close shave she cradle and the grave. Some politicians think the way to back up the farmer is to back him way up. With apologies to Thomas Paine: These are the times that try men’s pocketbooks, Hindenburg wanted to get to Paris by Christmas. Lindberg got there before Decoration Day. Too many nations ate b.eal.hg diplomatic relations when they ought to be breaking bread. In tv/enty years from now we will look back and think how modestly the women used to dress. Lindbergh has demonstrated how quickly one could get to Re no if the occasion arrises, “Japan is Lacking in Crime,” Headline, Well, mabe we can loosen up a bit and lend her a bit of ours. Every boy will have a chance to become President if incum Dents don’t get to be life termers. Those of us (you) who were fortunate enough to be able to hang onto those Liberty bonds will hardly agree with Europe that Uncle Sam is a Shylopk. There is quite an agitation to take the “we” out of editorial work. Well, they can take US out of it any old time if they’ll give WE something else to make money at for US The wet’s argue that to amend the Prohibition law wouldn't give them as much liquor, out what they would have would be good. The drys argue that if the law is left as it is the wets will soon be all killed off. Now YOU tell one. ELECTRICITY DOMINANT FACTOR IN PRESENT-DAY LIFE. Addressing the Industrial Com mittee of the Spokane, Washing ton.Chamber of Commerce, Lewis A. Lewis said: “Suppose for a moment that all electric service in any city should suddenly cease forever; that tel ephones everywhere went out of commission,that radio, so recently found, was lost, that trolley lines stopped, ignition on the autos failed to function, that electric ally-driven industry stood still, police signals and fire alarms fail ed to work and fire pumps failed to pump water to the heights, and when night came, darkness could no longer be dissipated by press ing a button or snapping a switch, the streets remained in gloom and citizens everywhere had to carry candles. “A moment’s reflection will show that such a catastrophe would strike the city a blow al> most as overwhelming as that which struck Pompeii. Older means of lighting and locomotion could be resumed, but the most, distinguishing features of modern life and present day civilization would become like the tombs of the ancient Egyptians. Busi ness would be litterally paral yzed.” HOME TOWNLETS. Old Whai’s-His-Name. There was a man in Clinlwood, I knew him long ago, He lived down near frog level, Where the men would come and go; He wasn’t king or nobleman, He didn’t wear a crown, But he always was a booster For the old home town. He never sailed the ocean And he never cruised the seas; He warn’t much on lamin’, ’Cept his schoolday ABCs; But when civic things w’ere lag gin’, And they’d call for help or drown, He always got ’em thinkin’ ‘Bout the old home town. Wnen Clintwood was a village, I would hear him tellin’ how There’d someday be a highschool On the lot that fed the cow; As the years went by he labored, ’Fact they couldn’t keep him down, ’Cause he always a booster, For his old home town. And when Gabriel sounds his klaxon, And the g x>d go up to re it, Qid-what’s-his-name will be there Keepin’ pace with all the rest; ’Taint no use a tellin’ me The Lord don’t give a blest re nown To the folks that’s like old What’s -his-name Who always boosts the town. THE CREATION AND IT'S RESULT. (BY G. G. HARRIS) When Almighty God created man He made him kind and clever; But failed to bridle woman’s tongue, And sealed man’s fate forever. God made this man good and strong, And made him “in His image;” He then made woman to help the man, And Satan caused the scrimage. Satan told Eve of her beauty rare, And that Adam was a dapper; Which caused vain Eve to bob her hair, And she became a flapper. When Satan entered this garden fair, He found this man contented; He sought through Eve the fall of man, Forlwhich the “Lord repented.” Then God Himself driv them out, When He saw their sad condi tion; He “made for them coats of skins,” And chanced their occupation. He said that man must “till the soil;” While Eve “travailed in labor;” Poor man must sweat to earn his bread, And always “love his neigh bor,” Pretty Houses Attract More to Neighborhood One beautiful home of assured per manence attracts others of the same value and hereby Increases Its own value as well as the real estate values of the community. This attraction Is made stronger when the construction is of a type which Increases the fire-safeness of the locality. The better residence sec tions of most communities recognize this In their building restrictions. Furthermore, the wise home-builder looks forwurd to the possible time when he may want to sell his house. Will It depreciate heavily with the passing yeurs, or will It show In creased value? The homes covered with Portland cement stucco will, as a rule, Increase In vulue as the years go by, because they are permanent lu construction and their appearance Im proves with age. Old but well-built houses may be rejuvenated und their appearance changed at a minimum cost with port land cement stucco. Excellent exam ples of such work are found In almost every community. An exterior envelope of stucco, a new porch, a sun parlor, perhaps new windows, will bring about a complete transformation. apes "V m ELM The Dollar Counts When you get right down to closing a business deal “money talks” and it is ab»R the 91 .'„Y R.mg th i has a “big say.” So BANK your money if y u want to get ahead. Start Saving-Regularly NOW. We Invite YOUR E inldn* Du3tac33 RESOURCES, $339,030.03. !j THINK! , HAVE MONEY! THE CLINTWOOD BANK (INC.) Clintwood, Va. THINK! HAVE MONEY! A HAKLD JDS It’s about as much of a jo.' for ri society climber to pene‘rale the “400” as it is for a Used Car to '.jet access to our display flroi. The car MUST HAVE THE GOODS. HAYSI MOTOR, CO Hays,? Ye, A USED CAR IS ONLY AS DE-PE-NO AD LE AS THE DEALER WHO SELLS IT QUALITY HOLDS THE CONFIDENCE THAT PERFORMANCE WON Won by brilliant perform ance and striking beauty, the whole-hearted approval accorded Oldsmobile—not alone by owners, but by the public at large—grows stronger and stronger every day. For that performance endures. And that endur ance reveals high quality and manufacturing precision. Come to our showroom; see and drive this truly great can STANDARD FOUR-DOOR SEDAN $1025 F.O.B. LANSING In addition to its low prices, Oldsmohile’s delivered prices include the lowest handling and financing charges available. Dickenson Gosnty Motor C’ Ciintwood, h, Names Historic Highway Virginia’s 500-mlle motor thorough fare has been designated by the Vir ginia legislature us “The Virginia Historic Highway.” The route runs from Washington, D. C., through the Shenandoah Valley to ltoauoke, to Charlottesville and lUehmond or via Lynchburg and Richmond, and from the cupital to the seaboard by two routes, nnd uiso via Fredericksburg and Alexandria to Washington. Traf fic on tills new highway is Increasing dally. Light in Scratching Shed Different poultr.vmen are building their scratching shed or house with one or two small windows at the rety of the house so that the chickens have light to work there. This keeps the litter worked out from the walls.. amounts to increasing the scratching area. If measured and estimated it will lie surprising how much small* r some poultry houses are in actual service capacity than their dimensions would seem to indicate.