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VOL. 1.
NO. 24.
THE state;
By Carter Wormeley.
Three hundred former in
mates of jails are today at
work on the highways of the
State as a result of the recent
suggestion from Governor Byrd
that this form of labor be so
employed. The governor today
reiterated his belief in the ef
ficacy and wisdom of this man
ner of employing Virginia’s cri
mnal population, saying that
he purposed to see* that all able
bodied male inmates of jails
were promptly placed on the
At present there are approx
imately 675 men, out of jafls
working on highways, of which
300 have been secured by the
State within the past six weeks
The majority of the last 300
crimnal laborers were secured
from the city jail at Richmond,
in which there are at present
about 270 inmates, including
women and old or infirm men,
all unfit for road work.
It is estimated that each pris
oner employed on the highways
saves the State one dollar a
day, which shows that the re
cent addition of 300 jail work
ers cuts down the expenses of
the Commonwealth at a daily
rate of $300. The plan is said
by those in charge of the prison
road labor to work admirably.
I announce myself a candidate to be
elected to the office of Commonwerlth’s
Attorney for the county of Dickenson
which office is to be filled by the popular
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
due to the fact that no Democrat is at
present a candidate for the position of
Commonwealth Attorney and it is
thought best and proper that a man be
selected to fill this missing link in the
Democratic chain of candidates, and in
announcing myself I wish to solicit
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.
(By Carter Wormoley.)
Among latest developments
in the administrative program
of efficiency and economy is
announcement from Governor
Byrd of his purpose to recom
mend to the next General As
sembly that State automobile
license tags be manufactured
at the Penitentiary.
At the request of the Govern
or, a special committe compos
ed of Major R.M.Youell, Super
intendent of the Penitentiary
Henry G. Shirley, Chairman of
the State Highway Commission
and James M. Hayes, Jr., State
Motor Vehicle Commissioner,
for several weeks has been in
vestigating the fusibility of
the pian to be recommended
and so reported to the Governor
The committee named by the
Executive is also in hopes that
cities an(^ (towns throughout
Virginia may see fit to have
their local tags manufactured
at the Penitentiairy1, thereby
stecuring an additional saving
in the making of plates.
No estimate was attemped by
the Governor as to the amount
of money which would be saved
to the State through the pro
posed p|an, although this will
be considerable. It had been
hoped that the plates for 1928
might be made by convict
labor, but the committee con
cluded this would be impossible
owing to the fact that suitable
machinery} must be installed.
The recommendations of the
committee will be transmitted
by the Governor to the next
General Assembly. It is said
that thirteen states arej now
manufacturing license plates
at their penitentiaries with en
tirely satisfactory results.
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. Rasniek, D.
For Commonwealth Att’y:
W. B. Phipps, R.
J. C. Smith, Ind. R.
D. M. Crabtree, D.
For Sheriff:
G. F. Kiser, R.
J. H. Anderson, D.
For Commissioner:
W. H. McCoy, R.
Emory Reedy, D.
J. H. Rasniek, Ind.
W. Floyd Duty, Ind.
For President, 1928:
Calvin Coolidge, R.
A1 Smith, D.
Mr. E. M. Counts, of Miami,
Florida, is visiting his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Counts this
week. He is going north on busi
ness, will return to his home in
New York City some time in July.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Sauls are at
Abingdon, where Mrs. Sauls is
undergoing an operation.
Uncle Ab Taylor is visiting his
daughter at Dante this week,
Mrs. H. H. Stickley and Mrs. W.
V. Moyer.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. William
White, a girl, on June 12th.
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Counts, of
Clinchco, are visiting Mr. Counts’
parents this week.
Mr. J. W. C. C o u n t s, o f S t.
Paul, is visiting relatives on Lick
Creek; this week.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jonah
Edwards, a girl, Ella.
Gardens are doing no good; due
to wet weather.
Most everybody from Lick
Creek, attended the circus, near
Tarpon, Thursday and Thursday
A crowd of youngsters went
birch sapping Sunday the 19th,
a good time was reported.
Mr. Ferdie Beverly, Mrs. Pol
ly Hawkins and Mrs. Cora Haw
kins of Long’s Fork started for
East Radford a few days ago.
Mrs. Dan Crabtree of Long’s
Fork who was taken to the Ab
ingdon hospital is fast recover
ing, and thinks she will be able
to be brought back home in a
week or so.
Mr. Luther Richardson has re
turned after a long stay at Virgie,
Mr. Edward Bolling and Andy
Beverly of Long’s Fork motored
to Jenkins, Ky. last Saturday.
Miss Laura Beverly, of Honey
Camp, and Miss Eula Davis of
Long’s Fork are attending sum
mer school at the D. M. H. S.
Mrs. Rebbecca Hughes of i
Long’s Fork, was the guest of
Mrs. M. S. Davis, last Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. McKinley Hughes j
of near Clintwood, motored to
Long’s Fork, last Sunday even
Mr. Vickers Smith of Long’s
Fork has purchased a Ford car.
Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Lambert,
of Dunham, Ky., motored to Hon
ey Camp last Sunday.
Miss Ardelia Richardson, of
Honey Camp was the guest of
Miss Ora Davis last Sunday ev
At the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar Gibbons June 17th, a birth
day party was given in honor of
their daughter, Games were
played and refreshments were
served and everybody enjoyed
the evening, those were present
were, Maude and Fern Murry,
Leodo Axon Silva, Mary Nell
and Pauline Wilson, Ruth Russell
Louise and Kedieth Luttrell, Bir
die and Lena May Newland,
James, Claud and George Luttrel,
Woody Murray, James and Cor
bet Evans, Jack and Billy Brinkly
Mrs. Luttrell, Mrs. Russell, Mrs.
Wilson, Mrs. Hensley, and Mr.
Germie Luttrell.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Stanley,
of Bluefield, W. Va., were the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Stan
ley Thursday night.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Stanley, vis
ited their daughter, Mrs. Charles
Hale, near Herald, Va., Saturday
and Sunday.
Misses Della and Grace Stanley
and Mr. Vincent Snidow, spent a
pleasant Sunday afternoon kodak
Mr. Fleetwood Stanley visited
Miss Myrtle Long of Nora, Va.,
Sunday, lost his hat and had to
come home bareheaded. M r.
Stanley will have to quit buying
hats, or visiting girls, one or the
other or both.
Miss Ethel Stanley was visiting
friends on Sandy Ridge Saturday
and Sunday.
Mr. and Mr. G. A. Stanley, and
family are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
H. E. Stanley this week.
Miss Della and Fleetwood Stan
ley are visiting relatives in St.
Paul and Castlewood, this week.
Miss Ethel Stanley will be leav
ing for Roanoke, Va., June 30th,
to visit her brother Mr. H. L.
I know a woman whose name I’ll
not say,
Amid the bean vines once went
“0! these old bugs, I’ll say,
Are getting worse, day by day;
I wish to God they’d go,”
She kept on bugging good and
Then a little prayer went up to
To bury the bean bugs under
the sod;
Then there came a storm,
How the wind did blow;
It scattered the bean bugs high
and low,
Now the bean bugs are gone,
And the woman is glad;
God answered her prayers,
I’ll say He did.
Off! and new felonies, 28th; old
and new V. P. L. felonies June
29thj V, P. L. misdemeanor June
30th; old misdemeanor and crim
nals, July 1st; new misdemeanor
and crimal appeals, July 2nd; old
and new issues July 5th; old and
new motions July Gth; civil ap
peals and removals July 7-8th.
Appeals from Board of Supervi
sors, July 9th.
On last Wednesday morning
Mrs. Nannie Colley, wife of B.
B. Colley, passed away at Suth
erland’s Hospital. Mrs. Colley
had been ill for some time and
had’ been operated on for gall
stone just a few days before her
Mrs. Colley was one among the
best women of our community
and was loved and highly respec
ted by all who knew her She
was about GO years of age and
has lived a Christian life for
many years.
She leaves a husband Mr. B. B.
Colley and four children, Mr.
Charles Colley, of Clintwood, Va.
Mrs. Siss Miller, of Fort Blacka
more, Va., Mrs. Mona Ellis of
Charleston, W. Va., and Mrs. W.
W. Presley of Clintwood, Va.
She also leaves two brothers Mr.
T. E. Neel, of Clintwood, Va.
and Mr. Charley Neel, of Bond
town, Va., and three sisters, Mrs.
Laura Revis, of Bondtown, Va.,
Mrs. Jessie Davis, of Tom’s
Creek, Va., and Mrs. Sallie Ann
Hamilton, of Pound, Va., besides
a host of friends and relatives,
who mourn her loss. This paper
extends it’s sympathy to the be
reaved family.
We understand that funeral
services will be conducted by Rev.
M. F. Combs, at 2:00 o’clock this
evening at the Baptist Church.
Enterment will take place at the
Clintwood cemetery.
Mr. Tom Long and Thelma
Long, of Johnson Citv, were vis
ing relatives here this week.
Mr. Dubbs, of Johnson City
was calling on the merchants,
here this week.
Mr. Elbert Rush, of Elizabeth
ton, Tenn. and Luther Rush of
Bristol, spent Tuesday in Clint
wood, and Miss Rose Allen Rush
returnd home with her brother
to Elizabethton.
Miss Ruth Chase, Elizabeth
Adkins, Sarah Kate Chase, Val
Hilton, Genoa Damron, Mrs. J.
H. T. Sutherland and Mr. ana
Mrs. Carter were shopping at
Norton, Monday.
Mrs. B. C. White, and son of
Castlewood, Va., are visititing
relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. T. Suther
land and Jerry Chase, left for
Virginia Beacih Wednesday.
Mrs, Frank, Harr and children,
of Dante, have been visiting in
Miss Rita Jo Kennedy, left for
Charlotte N. C., Monday where
she will visit her aunt.
Miss Maxie Spear and Jessie
Kelley who are attending school
at Emory and Henry College,
spent the week end with home
Mrs. Margaret Maiden left for
her home at Glenford, Sunday.
W. W. Flanagan of Lebanon,
and Paul Short of Grundy, gave
the Herald office a very pleasanj
call yesterday.
PatronOze the advertisers of
this paper. Their motto is
“Service at the lowest possible
G. K. Sutherland, a native of
Dickenson county, but now a resi
dent of Hominy, Oklahahoma, af
ter an abscence of twenty-three
years, returned on a visit to rela
tives and friends. He called at
the Herald office, Monday and
had his |home town news sent
to Hominy for two years. Mat
many others do likewise.
We are informed by the au
thorities that we are: soon to
have a new nost-office building
in Clintwood.
Mr. W.W.Flanagan of Leban
on, Va. is in Clintwood this
week on business. Mr. Flanagan
is loyal to the Herald and al
ways visits our Den when in
We wondered wherte the Poll
Tax List was sent for publica
tion, but we have found out
now, since we did not even get
to bid on the job.
The program rendered by
John Carson and daughter in
the Court room,, last Wednes
day night, was well attended,
and everybody seemed to enjoy
the program very much.
Summer School is now in ses
sion and several pupils are at
You can see for yourself who
is ahead in this week’s count,
although G.F.Kiser received
more votes than smith.
Alva Smith, R 193
Lee Stanley, D 90
Eivens Tiller, R 182
J. M. Rasnick, D 100
W. B. Phipp, R 1G0
J. C. Smith, Ind. R 87
D. M. Crabtree, D 47
G. F. Kiser, R 190
J. H. Anderson, D 89
V/. H. McCoy, R 182
Emory Reedy, I) 79
J. H. Rasnick, Ind. 8
W. Floyd Duty, Ind 3
Calvin Coolideg, R 189
A1 Smith, D 74
The Board of Supervisors- of
Buchanan County will receive
Bids on the following bridge
construction, at the mouth of
Indian Creek twelve miles east
of Havsi,. Va.
One one hundred foot steel
truss, and three thirty-four
steel beam spans.
Said bridge is being- jointly
constructed between Buchanan
and Dickenson Counties. All
bids in,ust be sealed and deliver
ed to said Board of Supervis
ors of Buchanan County at
Grundy, . Buchanan County, Va
on or before July 5th. 1 p.m
Bids must be accompanied by
a Certified check of ten per
cent of amount of bid.
We reserve the right to reject
any and all bids
Phans of this bridge may be
seen at the Clerk’s Office at
Grundy, Buchanan County, Va.
Signed C. Speights, County
Engineer for Dickenson Couir
By J.P.Short afsst.
Under the leadership of the as-;
sociation opposed to the laws, a
new party known as the “Anti
Blue Law Party” has been form
ed at Washington, D. C., and an
nounces that they will hold na
tional convention next year, prob
ably in New York.
TO COST S25.000.000.
New York, June 21. A 52
>tory office building", surpass
ing anything in the Grand Cen
tral district, is to be erected at
Lexington avenue and Fory
second street, it was announced
today. Total cost of the building
was estimated at 825,000,000
by the Chanin Construction Co.
who will build it. It will soar
825 feet in the air. The site
for the building is now occup
ied by the Manhattan Storage
Warehouse. - -Roanoke Times.
Rv 11 )
The Blue Book of the South
ern Progress for 1927 publish
ed by the Manufacturers Re
cord accords Virginia conspic
uous and well merited promin
ence !J nongl ,her sister states
of the South. Among articles -in
this issue dealing with Virginia
may be mentioned especially
one by A.C.Needles, of Roanoke
president of the Norfolk and
Western Railway, and a second
by W.J.Harahan, of Richmond,
president of the Chesapeake
and Ohio. Both articles deal
.with the magnificent develop
ment and growing prosnerity
[of Virginia which, in the lan
guage of President Needles,
'‘should challenge the nation’s
In support of the glowing yet
onservative tributes paid by
these railroad chiefs to Virgin
ia’s agricultural and commer
activities the Blue Book of
Southern Progress cites many
impressive and additional facts
5.U tending to i^lusjtrate the
great material strides of the
While ranking twelfth in tot
al land area among the south
ern States, Virginia yet ranks
sixth in population and fifth in
aggregate banking resources,
these last being figured as of
1925 and given as §640,810,000
In the value of farming prop
erties in the South those of
Virginia as of 1925 are given
as 8993,331,998. ranking her*
fifth among- aJi the Southern
In 1926 Virginia ranked first
among all the Southern states
in the volumn and value of her
apple crop, which was. pj.ced
at $10,450,000. The same year
she ranked third in tobacco,
with a crop valued at $25,412,
000. In the aggregate value of
all crops and livestock products
for 1926 Virginia ranked
eighth in the Southern states
with an estimated total of $288
000,000. In the value of com
mercial truck crops Virginia
ranked second with S19,215,000
being surpassed by Florida a—
In the production of early
4','ish/ potatoes Virginia took
first rank with a crop valued
at $12,334,000. As a cabbage
raid ng- state she ranked sec
ond, with a $1,124,000 crop.
Her wheat cron ranked fifth a
mong the Southern states and
was valued at 814,850,000,
while in corn she took seventh
place with a crop valued at$39,
597,000. In the matter of devel
oped waterpower Virginia rank
ed sixth, with a total horse
power of 138,640.
In 1920 Virginia ranked first
among all the Southtrn states
in fish production, which was
valued at $8,541,724. In 1925
she ranked eighth in manufact
uring values, with $589,511,000
second in the value of the furn
iture industry, with $18,792,
287; and fifth in the value of
cotton manufactures, hjelr pro
ducts in which were placed at
$30,295,320. Dining this same
year Virginia produced 709,180,
000 board feet of lumber, mills
sawing less than 50,000 feet
not reporting.

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