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NO. 26. CLINTWOOD, DICKENSON COUNTY, VIRGINIA, THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1927. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE VIRGINIA INDUSTRIAL REPORT. IN SPITE OF FLOODS, CYCLONES The Coal Strike, Low Prices Of Steel, And Overpro duction of Gil, Busi ness is Sound. Abingdon—Plans underway to establish a milk condensery. Ashland—New s.dwalk comple ted on England street. Corner stone laid for new gymnasium at Randolph-Macon college. Bassett—Bassett Furniture Co. J. D. Bassett Manufacturing Co. and Stanley Furniture company to merge with capitalization of $4,000,000.. Brays Fork—$130,491 contract awarded for 3.90 miles hardsur faced road on route No. 13 west. Boone Mill—Farmers busy set ting out tomato plants. Chase City—Work begun tarr ing the streets. Clarendon—Contract awarded for construction of two-room ad diton to Nelle Custis School in Virginia Highlands. East Radford—$75,000 new high school to be erected this sum mer. Chesapeake and Potomic Telephone company’s franchise renewed. Farmvme—school Dona voted in Hamden district. Gordonsville—Constrution o f James Madison Hotel to start Ju ly 1. Jonesville—Plans under way to build new church at campground. Leesburg—King street being given a coat of tarvia. Norfolk—$18,000 apartment house to be constructed at 102? Westover aveue. Improvments planned for several streets. Bids rec’ving for construction of South Norfolk-Portsmouth bridge. Pa ving of Park avenue in South Norfolk planned. Purcellville—New sand-clay road to Middleburg near comple tion. Richlands—New brick store house nearing completion for the Farm Bureau. New brick quar ters under construction for the Dixie Wholsale Grocery Compa ny. Sidewalks connecting up Main street from east to west end under construction. Rosslyn—Plans being discussed for zoning the parks of the coun ty to harmonize with city plans for the completion of Memorial bridge. Rocky Mount—Hardsurfaced road from this city to Ferrum be ing considered. Richmond—Jeiterson Uavis Higway to Washington D. C., opened to trafic. More than $1, 000,000 will be spent in Montgom ery and Pulaski counties. Radford—Appalachian Power Company’s plans progressing for construction of power project. Virginia Beach—34th Annual convention of Virginia Banker’s Association will be held here June 23-25. Chesapeake and Po tomac Telephone Company to move into new $20,000 building on 22d street. Bids received for proposed steel type reservoir. Wythville—3 hardware compa nies consolidate under name of Harrison-Hancock Hardware Co. Construction of warerooms and offices of Gibson and Wilson lum ber company nearing completion. Virginia’s 1927 road program comprises $12,557,000 for road construction and $3,256,000 for maintenance. Richmond, Va.,— The Buchanan county board of supervisors have en tered suit against A. C. Stacy, trea. surer of the county, whose accounts have been reported by State Ac countant W. F. Smith to be more than $89,000 short, according to in formation received by Governor Harry F. Byrd. The board is seeking to compel Stacy “to account for all the funds entrusted to him,” according to the communication received by the governor. Stacy does not owe the state anything, all his alleged debts being to Buchanan County. ——Industrial News.— WHO IS WHO? 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. Rasnick, D. For Commonwealth Att’y: W. B. Phipps, R. J. C. Smith, Inch 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. Rasnick, Ind. N. Floyd Duty, Ind. For President, 1928: Calvin Coolidge, R. A1 Smith, D. DR. E. L. PHIPPS PASSES AWAY. This entire community was im measureably shocked and sorely grieved at the death of Dr. E. L. Phipps on June 24, 1927. Dr. Phipp* was one of this county’s best loved and most valuable citizens. Death came almost suddenly, only an ap parently slight and brief illness pre ceding the end. The deceased was born about seven miles north of Clintwood, sixty-seven years ago. He was inured to the hardships of all the boys growing up in this sec tion in that period, was educated in the public schools of this county, and graduated in medicine from the Louisville Medical College more than forty years ago. He was a highly successful pract itioner of his profession and one of the most popular physicians of t|iis whole mountainous Section. Although he was confined to his home by a stroke of paralysis twenty-one years ago, he continued the practice of medicine by patients resorting. thither for treatment. He was a man of abundant vir tues among which were his rugged honesty, unbounded common-/;ense, straightforwardness, truthfilness', devotion to his profession and an uncanny business acumen. He was a director and Vice-President of the Dickenson County Bank of this city and was one of the two surviving directors at the time of his death who organized it. He was a staunch supporter of all progressive movemests and believed in a thorough preparation for any profession or avocation of life. This is attested by his educating his three sons, all of whom have merited degrees from some standard college or university. The funeral was conducted in the Clintwood Baptist Church- The ser mon was delivered by Rev. J. B. Thomas of Bristol, Tenn.,who was a close personal friend of Dr. Phipps. Rev. Thomas portrayed the many sterling virtues of his deceas ed friend and feelying spoke of the many hours passed in conversation and friendly association with him. The director of the funeral was Fred H. King of Norton. The num erous friends of the deceased and family demonstrated their sympathy and grief by an imposing array of floral gifts. Interment took place at the pine grove overlooking his home. The survivors of Dr. Phipps are Mrs. E. L. Philips, and the follow ing children: H. W. of San Bernard ino, Cal., who is engaged in the practice of law, Dr. Morris Phipps erstwhile teacher in the Medtcal College of Virginia, at Richmond, and Fitzhugh L. who is assistant cashier in the Dickenson County Bank at Clintwood. The pall-bearers were: Honorary, W. W. Pressley, Roland E. Chase, A. A. Skeen, Dr. J. C. Sutherland, S. H. Sutherland, J. K. Damron, J. H. Long, R. W. Wright, Eivens Tiller, J. F. Trivitt, W. P. Kennedy, and M. F. Rose. Active, Geo C. Sutherland, H. M. Sutherland, W. H. Nickels, L. N. Sowards, W. P. Raines, J. H. Greene, B. B. Dotson, Jno. M. Skeen, B. F. Kennedy, and W. O. Deel. -Editors note. We are very sorry that we could not give this to our readers in last week’s issue, but we could not possibly get the desired inform ation. THE STRAW VOTE. FOR CLERK: Alva Smith, R 234 Lee Stanley, D 162 FOR TREASURER: Eivens Tiller, R 218 J. M. Rasnick, D 174 FOR COM. ATTORNEY: W. B. Phipp, R 181 J. C. Smith, Ind. R 131 D. M. Crabtree, D 97 FOR SHERIFF: G. F. Kiser, R 233 J. H. Anderson, D 141 FOR COMMISSIONER: W. H. McCoy, R 215 Emory Reedy, D 128 J. H. Rasnick, Ind. 27 N. Floyd Duty, Ind 13 FOR PRESIDENT: Calvin Coolideg, R 239 A1 Smith, D 119 LONG'S FORK ITEMS. Mr. Ferdie Beverly, Mr. Silas Strouth, Polly Hawkins, Cara Hawkins, Gladys Beverly, and Zella Beverly, who have been at tending Summer school at Rad ford Va., spent the week end with home folks. Miss Leara Crabtree was the guest of Miss Gaytona Hawkins, Sunday. Dandy Hawkins of Jenkins, Kentucky, was on Long’s Fork Sunday, visiting his father. Mr. Cedric Baker,is visiting his grand father in Wise county this week. Eli. Mullins is in the hospital at Abingdon, Va. LONG BRANCH NEWS. Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Smith, and Miss Vergie Orinder visited the home of Mr. Fitzhugh Smith Sun day June 26th. Mr. Wilburn Mullins was call ing on Miss Alice Smith Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Mullins, Thomas Heath,Maxie,Emma and Brownie Long, were the guest of S. W. Smith, Sunday afternoon. Miss Virgie Orinder was visit ing at Nora, Va., on June 21st, and on her way back home, she stopped to gather some beams to can and saw a wild man, and be came so frightenad that she ran and left the beans for the wild man. Mr. Howard Long visited Miss Ruth Austen Sundy June 26th. Mr. Lema Long. Rollie, Wood row, Lewis and Jeff Long, Misses Maxie, Brownie, Mae and Amer ica Long visited Miss Emma Long Sunday and reported a nice time. CHINESE CHARIOTS 500 YEARS B. C. FOUND. Washingtington, June29, (AP) - While Chinese armies are en gaged in civil warefare with mod ern weapons, American archeol ogist have brought to light two Chinese war chariots, 2,500 years old. The chariots which were exca vated by the Smithsonian Insti tution scientists near Cheng Chow, Honan province, indicate that the ancient Chinese civiliza tion antedated the western civili zation in the use of wheeled ve hicles. The Chinese chariots, the archeologist assert, date back to 500 years before Christ, the lat ter part of the Cnou dynasty, while the earliest wheeled vehic les found in the western section of the world date back only to 400 years B. C. The ancient chariots were found by accident. A Chinese farmer, while digging a well, dug up a number of vessels, which he sold to some local dealers in an tiques. The military authorities heard of the find and took pos session of the relics, the Smith sonian expedition later taking charge of the excavation work. Coincidentally, the discovery disclosed that a Bronze Age exis ted in China as well as in other parts of the world, the chariots having been made of that metal. It also showed that the Chinese, like the westerners, followed a custom of hurrying chariots, hor ses and other valuable possessions with their owners. Two dimunitive models of the chariots, fashioned after the ex cavated models, have been placed on exhibition by the institution. Unusual features of the ancient chariots were the great width of the hubs and large number of spokes in the wheels. Each spoke had a flange extending out a con siderable distance to prevent it from sinking in the mud. It is believed oxen drew the chariots, although at first it was supposed that man-power was used. The vehicles were equipped with huge bamboo umberellas, similar to those seen on present-day farm wagons. TRAMMEL LOCALS. Messdames Geo. Bailey, Homer Bailey, Guy Keith, and family motored to Russell county to en joy the 4th with home folks. Mr. Earl Phillips and Mrs. Fern Brock, of Knoxville, Tenn., were quietly married at the home of Elder W. D. Martin Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Rufus McCoy, were the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Bill McCoy, were the guest of Monday P. M. Miss Buelah Riddle of McClure spent the 4th here with Miss Maxie Silcox. Mr. and Mrs. John Nicewander were in our Hamlet Monday P. M. Mr. Bob Shearl of Merry Town W. Va. is visiting his sister Mrs. W. R. Phillips. Mr. Ornega Austin who holds a responsible position in the W. Va. Coal fields visited homefolks here during the holiday, and was accompanied to St. Paul by Mr. and Mrs. J. G. White, enroute to W. Va. Mr, and Mrs, Robert Gibson are visiting in Johnson City Tenn. Mr. and Mrs. Clell Phillips and baby of Greasy Creek, Ky., are visiting relatives here. Our visitor furtherest from home this week was Miss Ruth Adams, of Spokane, Wash -ington. Mrs. Frank Sutherland Jr., is honoring her parents with her presence in Princeton, W. Va. Mrs. Lou and Miss Annie Ash by called on Mrs. Buelah Allen, of St. Paul Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rasnick announced the arrival of a baby boy. Mrs. Van Fleming and children Dolly June and Maynard Lee, and Myrle Fleming are calling on home folks in Clintwood. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baily pas sed through here Saturday en route to Tenn. Mr. Kenneth Lane is “sprout ing” or “strutting a red “kiss me- quick.” Miles Sutherland left on train No, 38 Tuesday for points in North and South Carolina, will be accompanied from Linville City, to Wilmington, North Car olina, by Mrs. Howard Mooney. Father McIntyre, of Charlotts ville, Va. was calling on acquain tances here Friday P. M. LOCAL ITEMS Misses Edith, Grace and Alsie Chase are in Clintwood this week visiting relatives and friends, Mr. Ira Short, our next door neighbor is tearing down his old home and will build a new one back on the same lot. Mr. Alfred Hay is doing a lot of repair work around his home in the east end of town, building a concrete wall and side walk in front and doing other im provements. Suppose we all get the improvement fever and see if our town won’t look better. Now lets go everybody while the sun shines. We are glad to report Mr. J. K. Damron being able to be on the streets again after a few days illness. Mr. Kenis Edmonds of Wilder Va., called at the Herald office and left a nice order for job work. Miss Virginia Cole one of D. M. H, S. teachers of Chilhowie, Va., was visiting friends in Clint wood the 4th. Missea Ruth Chase, Val Hylton and Mrs. C. Speights visited rel atives and friends in Bristol, Ab ingdon, and Chilhowie, last week end. Mr. Emory B. Chase, of Stone Kentucky, is visiting relatives and friends in Clintwood this week, Miss Eva Mullins who is attend ing National Business College at Roanoke, Va., spent the 4th in Clintwood with her parents Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Mullins returning' to Roanoke. Wednesday. Mr. Jack Wright who is em ployed by the Buick agency in Roanoke, Va., was in Clintwood, Tuesday and Wednesday. Mr. Snipes, of Johnson City, Tenn., is attending court this week. Mr. C. C. Long, of Trammel, Va., was in the City Tuesday. Mr. Emmit Rush and brother Walter Lee, of Richmond. Va., motored into Clintwood the 4th, to spend the week with home folks, Mr. and Mrs. W. C, D. Rush. J. C. Mullins, of Haysi, was a business visitor here Tuesday. * Paul Raines and family spent the 4th on Prater and Poplar Creeks yisiting relatives, return ing home Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs, F. C. Raines and children and Mr. Earl Arington returned to Clintwood, after speending an enjoyable 4th with Mr. Newborn Arington at Canady Va. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Raines and children motored to Grundy, and spent the glorious 4th with the Hon. S. R. Hurley and family, re turning Monday night. Captain Gerow, of the Nora Coal Company, Nora, Va., was a business visitor here Wednesday. J. T. Kiser, of Carrie, Va., was attending the meeting of the Board of Supervisors, Tuesday. There was a large crowd at tendiirs- the meetings of the school Board and Supervisors Tuesday. Mr. George Grizzle and his mother of Kingsport, Tenn., were visiting Mrs. W. E. Rasnick Tues day. •I he road work is progressing fine, base stone to Yates’ Gap and toD finished past Fairground. Mr. Parris Charles of Grundy, Va., was calling on friends in the city Tuesday. . Mr. Thomas Powers of the Clint wood Electric Co. has sold 15 Westinghouse, Electric Ranges and Electric Servels in the last 30 days in Clintwood. Mr Norde Powers, who is em ployed by Clintwood Motor Co., in Detroit, Michigan, is on a two weeks visit to parents and friends in Dickenson County. Mr. Calvin Hughes and Miss Ethel Suthtrland were married to.day in Clintwood. Tre couple left this after, noon for Bristol, Kingspirt, Johnson City and other points, on their Hon ey.Moon. We wish them a happy, prosperous and long life togetrer. It is reported that the road from Ilaysi to Grundy is in very good con. dition, considering the amount of wet weather we have had this spring* We notice that Buchanan Brothers are opening a display room in Cfint_ wood for the Overland and Whippet automobiles. Cumberland Chevrolet Sales Co., are building an addition to its shop on Mullins Avenue. Tre Clintwood and Caney base, ball teams started to play a game last Saturday, but was forced to postpone it on account of rain and hail. TENSO LOCALS. Miss Emma E. Counts is visiting her brother, Mr. Fitzhugh L. Counts at Clinchco this week. Uncle Abb Taylor has returned from Dante where he has been vis. iting his daughters. Misses Lillian and Mildred Colley are visiting relatives at Clintwood this week. Mr. Chalk Harlow, who purchased a radio recently, is enjoying some fine sermons, lectures and music. Mr. E. S. Counts gave a delicious dinner on the 4th. in honor of frj. ■ends and relatives. Miss Zella Sutherland was the guest of Miss Violet Counts on Mrs. Mary C. Hay who has been ill with small-pox is recovering. a bunch of folks went on a fish ing trip the 4th. All reported a good time and a delicious fish dinner.