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DICKNESON COUNTY HERALD
Nblished Every Thursday at C!intwood,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. Suhscristion, $1.50 a year, in advance. Six months, 75c. Advertising Rates: -Classified adds, 1 cents p«-r word,minimum charge, 50c. It 'uding notices, 2 cents per word. nr 1 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 each 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 Oommunicans will not be pu .dished vithout the nameot' the author is known .o the puDtisher. Entered as second class of mail matter February 10th 1927, at Clintwood, Va., under the Act of March 3, 1879. The Real Basis of Credit In a recent address, T. Alfred Fleming, supervisor of the con servation department of The Nat ion d Board of Fire Underwriters, said: “First insurance is the backing of business. It protects the in vestment, the purchaser, the em ploye', as well as the credit stand ing. It also makes possible the establishment of homes. The last census report stated that there w e r e morgages aggregating eleven billion one million dollars outstanding on owned homes and farms in the United States, and that the value of the properties covered was $31,000,000,000 The point to- bear in mind is that had it not been for fire insur ance to protect these homes and farms, it would have been im possiole to borrow this huge sum, since morgagees are not risking their money on property that may be destroyed overnight, unless t heir investment is properly safe guarded.” Honey Moons On Payments! It is reported that a Boston tourist agency has installed a de partment to advance funds to honeymooners, ,who may pay bat k in “easy payments” the money spent on their trip. Obvipusly, the plan is to make money. In cidentally, will it increse the number of marriages? To some extent it may; but love finds its way anyhow. If the husbands in Clintwood were to “less up” we’ll make a friendly wager that few of them had much ready cash when they started on that long, trail of matrimony. That the lack of funds delays some marriages there is no doubt. But might not instalment plan make matters worse? The un thinking nuptials—because the money is advanced and comes ea sily, and also because the honey moon time is a time when think ing about economy is not on the program —might go on a longer trip and spend more money than their station in life vould war rant. Then when the furniture and the vacuum sweeper, the new ear and the baby carriage have to be paid for, there are those “blamed honeymoon instalments” still staring them in the face. United States Proposals. The American delegation show ed the right spirit at the tri-power naval conference at Geneva when Ambasador Hugh S. Gibson, head of the delegation, stated that tne United States was willing to re duce naval armaments of cruisers, destroyers and submarines as low as any figure acceptable to Great i Brittain and Japan. It is difficult for any nation to come out openly ior radical re ductions unless it is measurably sure of favorable reactions. But leadership demands constructive proposals. The Geneva confer i ence, however, is not for the pur-1 pose of reducing armaments, but i to fix maximum limits of auxili ary craft to be built by the three nations involved. We are yet enough of war torn world to safely predict teat what ever maximum is agreed upon each power will extend its forcer, to the fixed limit, which, of course is the only arguments against fix ing limits. But if there were no limiting agreements the general opinion is that nations would run wild in their efforts to outdo oth ers. What the world needs as well as limitation of armaments is limitation of international sus picion and desire for unearned power. This will mot come at Geneva. It will be born in the hearts of babes and instilled into cne hearts of men. But confer ences help reflect friendly atti tudes, and are incidents in tht process of making the world safe for peace. The Prettiest Girl. There is no such thing as a “Miss America,” ora “Miss Can ada,” or a “Miss Virginia,” or a “Miss Clintwood.” Wehavecome to this conclusion at a rather late date because we have heard our friends express a similar opinion in different words. But an estab lished truth deserves repealing. In fact, no committee of judges is competent to decide who is the prettiest girl of any nation or lo cality. When it comes to the beauty-contest business all the people are judges both collective ly and individually. We he have had the pleasure of either seeing personally or viewing in pictures one or two of these so-called “Miss Americas,” and as the old gentlemen used to say, “drat out cats if she warn’t pretty;” but there are just as pretty girls—a lot of’em -right in and around Clintwood. 1 here is no arbitrary standard of fatiil beauty, tho there are standard makes of beauty creams and powders. To some extent there is an established notion of what constitutes a beautiful form or proportion, yet all minds do not agree even on this point. Our notion is that a girl is about as beautiful as she is healthy and pure und intelligent. The pret tiest girl in the world is one’s own wife or daughter or sister, mother or sweetheart. That’s all that counts anyhow when you’re sick and need nursing, hungry and need feeding, blue and need consola ion, undecided and need advice, or lonely and need true love. Any other kind of beauty is like a flower: it is pretty while it lasts, but it does not last long. Walk down the streets oi Chnt wood; or drive into the highways of the country side and look into the fair and smiling- faces of our own “Miss Americas” and you will come to the conclusion that you don’t need to go to Atlantic City or other resoVt beaches to become entranced with feminine charms. They may be a little fat or a little slim. Their ankles may not measuse up to the stan dards of long-haired arti-ts; in fact they may have on something more than a bathing suit, but “drat our cats if they aren’t beau ti r, ru < •. „ i-1 ’ Fire losses that are classed as “strictly prev: ntab'.e” show an amazing figure every year. The National Boa”d of Fire Under writers gives the t ,al of all loss es for the year IF.5 (in round figures) ns : o'3,000 000. But of this amount ih j l oard classe; losses of $242,000,0< o as “strictly preventable,” while the remain ing losses, amounting to $;U7, 000,003 are placed under the h°ad of “partly preventable.” Evi dently the underwriters take the view that no lire is strictly un prevcntable. But now we corn ; to the inter esting part. Unde • the “strictly preventable” hearing we find that the largest losses, more than 30 millions in value, are attributed to matches and smoking. The next largest comes from defective chimneys and flues which run up a total of more th 11 twenty-one million. Following in order of seriousness are sieves and fur naces, sparks on roofs, petr flium and its product;, h >t ashes ope n fires, gas, open lights, hot grease and tar, rubbish and litter, fire works and steam and hut water pipes. Controlled, it becomes a me n ace to life and property, in all seasons great care should be ta ken to prevent devastating tires. But forests and growing .crops need the careful consideration of motorist, campers and general vacationist during the summer months. Fire is one of the most pitiless and •destructive elements known. A bullet hits and stops; water flows over and recedes; the passions of human breasts will subside; but fire once started mul tiplies in ever glowing intensity so long as combustible materiaal lies in its path. None can be too careful in its use. improved Roads Cheapest. Although we spend millions an nually for improving roads, only about one farm in twelve is loca ted on a hardsurfaced or paved highway. A much larger propor tion are near enough to paved thoroughfares to make consider able use of them, but even one intervening mile of muddy road often makes the use of farm au tomobiles impossible. Good roads used to be classed as luxuries but such is no longer the case. When the loss of time incurred by rough or muddy un improved roads is considered, to gether with the wear and tear on vehicles, paved or hardsurfaced roads are essential and should be built as rapidly as possible. The Department of Agriculture says: “For the movement of every vehicle over a road there is a cer tain cost, which is less if the road be improved. Logically, there fore, the only limit that should be placed on expenditures for road improvement is the amount that can be saved in vehicular opera ting cost. The country loses more in increased cost of operating ve hicles by not improving roads than it docs to improve them. In other words, it pays for improved roads whether it has them or not, and it pays less by having them than by not having them.” A thin waterproof wearing sur face is being placed on existing gravel roads in farming commu nities with great success and at moderate cost. Blessed are the boosters for they shall see good results. STYLES SWING HACK. There are a lot of folks who c; ;"' therry<*!ves conse'vat'ives .wd laugh at young landlubbers with iiauticully full and flappy trousers. But let them beware lest, they open themselves to the recounting of some dicomfitting history. It isn’t necessary to be cen tenarian to bear witness to the hi. torical fact that the flaring Causers ami high-buttoned kick ets in vogue today were copied hi Uadi* entirety from the styles of 50 years ago. Specimens from t ie original patterns exist in those rural homey where the head of the family is using his wedding costume for his Sunday ! best. It wasn’t mere than a few | years ago that the well groomed | town boys were “guying” the j country rustics for the same wide trousers and short and I high buttoned coats now grac ing the windows of the most ex clusive city tailo's. But Jet tiio.se wlio are prone to make merry over modern styles, whether for men or wom en- and to pride themselves upon being the product of a more sen sible generation of youth, heark on back to the days of the As hot I - which consumed more side than a shirt, and of the i Prince Albert and obsolete cut aways, which would precipitate I a riot if displayed in public to-1 day; and of the light gray and! b'ighi lavender pants, which without exaggeration would make two pair of the most ex treme specimens of the modern make. VVith styles in clothes coming and going over night, it ill be hooves the most conservative dressers to criticise or ridicule others for the manner in which they decorate their persons. We may be wearing tomorrow that which we laugh at today and, after all, while the city boy has been calling his country cousin a rube the country boy has been calling his city cousin a boob. fi*•<•*>*■ BUM} !*.»>« 11 11 ♦ j AN IDEAL PLAGE TC EAT 1 | Come' in and be 1 Soft Drinks Cigars I convinced $ Candies Cigarettes | j § MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT THE f Wniie Kitchen Cafe i l Make Your Homo Brighter with BELCO LIGHT PRODUCTS Electric Plants WashingMachines Water Systems Eg) '/li.ijo jnJ Guarantee J by rp, VX DELCOLIGHT COMPANY Pf i. OApW OAVTON OHIO . - AjS > Bncei Sisk for Details Terms E. D. SUTHERLAND Stratton, t . For Suite 0 n e Stimpson Computing Scale been used three months and as good as new. Capacity 120 lbs., cost when bought $£00.00 and will sell for $150.00. Terms to suit purchaser. Call or write The Dickenson County Herald, Clintwood, Va. For sale, one 1000 pound Iron Safe, good as new, cost $100.00 will sell for $05.00 J. C. Damron. Clintwood, Va. WANTED. Option on your real estate, for three or six months. If we do not sell it for you, you will not be cut anything except list ing fee, which is a very small item,. Clintwood Real Estate Co. F.F.Fletcher Mgr. Eagle Hotel A Good place To Feast and Slumber When in Richlar^ds Va. Tlie Bess Eyes You Have Money! The head of every big cintern is on the look cut fo ■ dependable young men to take places of those woo are careless about their work or who „ illl soon be promoted or dropped out. The young man who BANKS HIS MONEY has a big lead over the one who spends all he earns. Just do a little thinking and ACT. Start Saving Regularly NOW. We Invite YOUR Banking Business RESOURCES, 8330,000.00. THINK! HAVE MONEY! THE CLINTWOOD BANK (INC.) Clintwood, Va. THINK! HAVE MONEY! jSfow COMPARE WHAT YOU GET FOR WHAT YOU PAY SEDAN Two-coca F. O. F. Lansing. Other models at simi lurly reduced prices. In addition to its lose prices, Oldsmobile’s delivered prices include the lowest handling and financ ing charges available. Four-wheel brakes, crankcase ventilation, oil niter, clu..l air cleaning, harmonic balancer, Fisher Bodies with Duco finish, VV wind shield and chromium permanent'ustre plating —and every other feature that makes a motor car modern. Match this value for $875. Difhiison Ccunfy K'ctcr Co. ClintAYOcd Vs. “BUILDERS SUPPLIES” Turck Delivery Direct TO THE JOB. Erick Cement Grates Phone No. 5. Lime Plaster Mantels Wall Board Paint St Paul ------ Virginia.