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Published Every Thursday at Clintwoid.Va., F. C. Rainey, 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 Rates:—Classified adds, 'cents per word,minimum charge, 50c. heading notices, 'l cents per word. ; ir I 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 pach 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 /ituout the name of the author .s known ,o the publisher. Hntered as second class of mail matter February 10th 1927, at Clintwood, Va., under ^he Act of March 3, 1879. The Jolt Comes On Pey Day Taxation incresesare inevitable while people clamor new and ex pensive services from govern ment. The monumental buildings new laws, long legislative session0 the inspection systems, the school frills, the enforcement of new regularity and prohibitory laws all come at a price. In theory, people do not object to paying for these things. But that is only' true so long as the projects are in the realm of argu ment. When the tax bill comes for the new services, it comes with a sickening jolt. It eats into savings. It makes good ventures look like doubtful ventures. It flattens the family pocketbook. THE TYRANNY OF AMERICA? Figured on a bases of 1913 com modity - purchasing values, the American wage-workers’ income has increased from $823 a year in 1909, to 1188 in 1926. The phy sical dollar has had a much wider range; for where the average wa ge was only $791 in 1909, it was $2010 last year. The name “dol lar,” however, is not the true measure what it will buy is the real determinative value. On’y four tiihes since 1909 has the actual puchasing value of wages fallen even a little below the proceeding year. With these exceptions there has been a steady march to better pay-a gain of $363, or 44% in buying value. The great growth of savings, of new and better homes, 'of in surance,, emplove-partnership in industry, the better scale of liv ing-all are financed by this gain. Some say the tariff has nothing to do with prosperity; that our steadfast refusal to adopt public ownership of industry is not re sponsible for business growth; that employe and customer pur chases of corporate securities is chaining industral evil yet tighter to them. But the facts show that everybody has gained enorm ously under these practices. Men and women are financially, spirit ually. physicaliy, politically, more free than ever before; with more money in their pockets, more comforts in their homes. If this be tyranny, it seems in viting. INSURING BUSINESS SECURITY “Casualty insurances an indis pensable element in the business and industrial affairs of the na tion. Its relationship to business and industry is so intimate that if the relationship were termina ted it would have a most disas trous effect. It is almost certain that business and industry could not long be conducted succesfully without it,” says Jessee S. Phil lips of New York. “The tremendous growth of the casuality business is due in i o small measure to the intelli gent effort, the skill, the foresight of the casuality executives. They have devised methods of remov ing the uncertainties created from business and industry, permitt ing growth and expansion w! cr: demoralization would have exist ed. Their task has not been rn easy one. They have had no well' defined path to follow nor chart to guide them. It was their mis sion to initiate new coverings and they produced them. The p ’orr pt ly provided new forms of indem nity as the exigencies required them. Business owe them a debt of gratitude.” A Record in Fire Prevention. Caldwell, Idaho, with 5000 in habitants, had a fire loss of only $1,288 last year, or 52 cents per capita. The national average is about $5.00. The Caldwell fire chief gener ously says that public cooperation in preventing fires and in sending in instant alarms when fires do occur, makes possible this record. In other words, it is everyman’s business, and if everymandoes h well the fires simply uo not hap pen. Fire is net unexplainable, mysterious; alwavs it has a trace able, physical cause as easily eliminated before as sleuthed up after the fire.| The American fire loss of $550, 000,000 a year is mostly prevent able as the Caldwell fire chief inferentiallv says, and as is prov ed by Caldwell’s record. A pedestrian should always nave himself under control. Famous last words: “1 believe that’s his left headlight burn ing.” ft is presumed that picnic ants never heard of- the law of supply and demand. It can be proved without in surance statistics that careful drivers live longer. A gentleman farmer is just like any other kind except that he loses more money. About the only thing a man can achieve without sorr(e in spiration is whiskers. One of the interesting feat ures of American penal instit utions is the getaway. It is pleasant to think of the Garden of Eden, without taxes, reformers, working hours or relatives. ESPECIALLY THE FOURTH, The Fourth of July is the an niversary of the Declaration of Independence of tho'se United States. It is a holiday. The' average citizen and his family expect to enjoy a “rest,” by motor, by rod and line, by golf club, by swimming-suit, by pic nic-basket, by noisy and futile fire-cracker; some, perchance', by a good old snooze at home. The two facts remain; the Fourth of July is an important anniversary; it is a holilay. How would it be for every Am erican to combine, for as little as five minutes, those two facts; devote part of the holiday to thoughtfuly consideration of the anniversary? Do we commemorate this Fourth the fathers who were the heroes of a magnificent e vent; or do we celebrate rather the fruits of their efforts? Would the Fourth be the great day it is if their efforts • had come to naught, or if the Unit ed States had become a less im posing people? The truth is, we celebrate both; both the fat hers who founded and the won derful thing that has grown from that foundation. In other words, we are remembering all good citizens of that day, and since that day, who have cont ributed to the national welfare. Each Fourth marks a year in which many useful men and women have crossed the line; their memory, too, js enshrined, or should be, in the celebration. To bring it nearer home, the Lime will come when we, too, are part of the past for which the people of the United States will exult some Fourth of July. Does the quality of our citizen ship, our service to the nation, merit that consideration? Shall v,-o have contributed anything it all to warrant orr successors in perpetuating t le occasion t'or anything other than the j noble foundation? It is a fair question, and a necessary one. The duty of citizenship is not arduous; al though plain. It implies a high standard c? national govern ment, the choice of good men of steadlist purpose for pub lic office, the intelligent and un selfish participation of every American in the business of government. A subject worth giving five' minutes of your dme to. HiffiM OF ONE YEAR Of College Training Required Under New Plan. TO ELIMINATE UNFIT Hart Outlines Program at Meeting of County School Superintendents Norfolk, June 21. The State Beard of Education has inaug urated a program to begin July 1 of this year, providing that bv July 1, 1931, every teacher in the standard graded schools of the state with a few special exceptions, will have to have a certificate showing at least one year of college training. This policy was outlined to day by Harris Hart, superin tendent of public instruction, to the county superintendents’ conference at the opening of its annual three-day session at Virginia Beach. The policy al ready has been adoptel in many of the cities’ school system^ in Virginia. Under this new ruling all tea chers in the present school sys tem of the state will have the privilege of taking a summer course to fulfill the require ments that will be effective in 1931, provided they do not al ready possess the qualifications specified. Teachtss , wtfth 24 years service or more, who have not required college train ing but who may be deemed pjroperly fitted to continue in struction, may be retained by the school superintendents wherever they see fit, the board ruled. Specify Summer Work. Three summer courses of 12 weeks each will be regarded as equivalent to one year’s college training. Begining this year, those teachers who are not al realy qualified and who do not show intention of taking the summer course, or otherwise qualifying themselves, will be eliminated from the school sys tem. This will represent a rad ical departure from the former policy of the school authorities but is directed toward strength ing the qualifications of the teaching staff in the public schools. The stringent regulat ions will not apply, however, in some of the rural schools which are not in the standard graded class'. The program of studies in tV small rural schools also was dis cussed at length by the superin tendents with members of the state board. The unit system of study in the rural schools where a shorter term than in the regular graded schools is conducted, is under considera tion by the board. Discussion of efficiency rat ings for teachers, with a view to its effect on the salary scale as well as to give information to the state education depart ment with which it may build up greater efficiency in the institutions maintained to pre pare teachers, was one of the lights of the conftrence today. Byrd Gives Approval Governor Byrd, a member of the board of education, address ed the superintendents briefly this morning and declared that he was heartily striving to im prove the state’s educational system and that they could de pend on him for every assist ance possible in making the sys tem more efficient. Attorney General John R. Saunders also made a brief address, encourag ing the superintendents to con tinue the battle for better ed ucational methods and facilities Approximately 100 superin tendents, all men, attended the conference today. The State Board of Education, which was in session yesterday, conferred with various groups of the sup erintendents on matters of pol icy and on individual problems. Mr. Hart and Dabney Lan caster, secretary of the state board, attended all the superin tendents sessions, and will be with them tomorrow and Sat urday in their deliberations, which are to cover practically every phase of administration of the school system. -Roanoke times-June 24th. THE BIRTH OF CHRIST. (BY G. G. HARRr) Nineteen hundred years ago, The Savior came to earth; Born unto the Virgn Mary, And was Jew by birth. He took on Himself other’s woes, His blood was shed *or man; That salvation might be had by those, Who obey our Lord’s com’ands. He cleansed the leper from his sins, He caused dumb to talk; He said unto the impotent man, “Pick up thy bed and walk.” He died upon the rugged cross, Nailed through the hands and feet; He was reviled and spat upon, By those that were indiscreet. A crown of thorns pressed on His brow, A spear thrust in His side; The sun and moon hid with shame, For the Son of God had died. They shouted “King of Jews” at Him, As He agonized with pain; They heeded not that He had said, “In three days, I’ll rise again.” They divided His garments among themselves, “They cast lots for His vest;” But not a bone was boke in Him, Before He was laid to rest. They buried Him in a vault of stone, With a stone it was sealed they say; And the third day morn an angel came, And rolled the stone away. The grave gave up its sainted dead, That for three days had been slain; When weeping Mary viewed the grave, In which our Christ had lain. But hark! we hear the angel’s voice, “Woman, why shouldst thcu fear? The Christ thou seekest after, Behold He is not here.” “Go quickly and bear the tidings, To His disciple,” the angel said; “That Jesus who was crucified, Has lisen from the dead.” And as they hastened onward, Their hearts were filled with glee; They met the risen Savior, On His way to Gallilee. Where He met up with the breth ren, \ nd salvation’s plan was paved; “The righteous need no repent ance, But sinners should be saved.” “But tarry ye at Jerusalem, Until the power shall come from heaven; Tnen preach the gospel freely, How their sins may be fo. - given.” “This power shall guide you in all truth, And the truth shall make you free;” And all who gladly accept the truth, Shall find sweet rest in me.” “Verily, verily I say unto you, The time shall come” and now is “The dead shall hear the voice of Christ, | And they that hear shall live.”' Let Speculation Alone and Have Money! The moth w’aich flies too near the flame has its wings burnt. 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