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DICXNESUN UOUNif HER.'LD
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.
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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.”'
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