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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.
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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
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
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
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.
Plenty of sunshine means bet
ter milk and more nourishing
vegetables; fewer cases of mal
nutrition, rickets, general debility
tuberculosis, colds and nervous
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
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
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,
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.’ ”
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
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.
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
Many a white man is a black
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
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
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
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
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
And they’d call for help or
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
’Cause he always a booster,
For his old home town.
And when Gabriel sounds his
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
To the folks that’s like old What’s
Who always boosts the town.
When Almighty God created man
He made him kind and clever;
But failed to bridle woman’s
And sealed man’s fate forever.
God made this man good and
And made him “in His image;”
He then made woman to help the
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
And she became a flapper.
When Satan entered this garden
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
He “made for them coats of
And chanced their occupation.
He said that man must “till the
While Eve “travailed in labor;”
Poor man must sweat to earn his
And always “love his neigh
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
apes "V
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.
Clintwood, Va.
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
Hays,? Ye,
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
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
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.

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