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VOL. 3. NO. 28. CLINTWCOD, DICI5ENSON COUNTY, VIRGINIA,. THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1927. $1.80 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE BUSINESS OUTLOOK. There is a certain class of people who predict that we are to have a general depression in all lines of business, however thevr do not venture to say iust row long the depression will last, but we do not see any cause for alarm. Should business get a little slack and money mat ters tighten up to some extent, for we all well know that at this season of the year most all bus iness gets a bit dull. Generally speaking business is as good now as it has , been for some time taking everything into consideration, although there may be a few weeks that the mines may not run full time but according to the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce, will not last longer than the first of Ac gust of this year. Viewing the outlook for the mining business, especially in souimwest Virginia, optomists claim that the price of coal will advance and the mining indust ry in general will be better than it has been for several months. It is claimed that the price of coal will take an up-hill trend about the first of August and will probably reach the -highest mark since 1922. There is nothing wrong about tre lumber business for it is as good, if not better- now than it has been for sveral months and with the demand as great as ever. This is an .important in dustrial factor in southwest Virginia, but not nearly so great ns the mining business Considering the floods, tor nados, mine explosions and all bther misfortunes that have happened to our country at large, it is in fine condition, and we see no cause, whatever, for anyone to be alarmed or uneasy. CLINTWOOD’S BASEBALL T E A M. We can all holler and root for our respective baseball teams until we are hoarse and our throats are sore- but that will not win a penant or silver cup or anything. With all due re spect to the players of the Coun ty League we wish them the greatest of success, but natur ally, being a member of the Clintwood team, the writer would be very much pleased if it could wrin the penant this sea son, but onr fears are that our home team may lose out entire ly if there is not something done and done quick. A little more cooperation and practice -on thd ground would help to greatly improve our boys on handlig the ball Clincrco is leading the League by a wide margin and it looks as though it may continue to do so, for the Clinchco players play ball and this is accomplished onlp by practice, which they very well know, but which Clintwood seems not to realize If Clintwood hopes to swing the penant and walk out victor ious this fall it will certainly have to get busy and do some extensive practicing on the ground, and practice the play ers they expect to play in com petitive games. We publish herewith a sched ule of games to be played by the four teams of tre League for convenience of fans who want t° keep posted on the games and results. Clinchco vs. Haysi at Clinchco Va. June 2d and Aug. 21 Clinchco vs. Clintwood at Clin chco, Va. Jul. 31 and Sept- 25. Clinchco vs. Caney at Clinchco Va. July 17 and Sept. 11 Ilaysi vs. Clinchco at Haysi Va. July 24 and Sept. 18. Haysi vs. Clintwood at Haysi Va. Aug- M and Oct. 2. Haysi vs. fancy at Haysi, Va. July 10 and August 28. Clintwood vs. Clinchco at Clintwood, Va. Jul. 10 and Aug. 28. Clintwood vs. Haysi at Clint wood, Va. July 17 and Sept. 11. Clintwood vs. Caney at Clint wood, Va. July 24 and Sept- 18. Caney vs. Clinchco at Clint wood, Va. Aug. 14 and Oct. 2 Caney vs. Haysi at Clintwood, Va. July 31 and Sept- 25. Caney vs. Clintwood at Clint wood' Va. June 26 and Aug. 21. f'HO CAN BEAT Ravena, Nebraska, with 1700 people, ek.ims a record for the use of modern comforts and util ities, for towns of its class, if not for all classes. In the average town, 75% of the homes have telephones; Rav enna has 93%. in the arm age town, 62% have electric irons and and 2i>% vacuum cleaners; Rav enna homes have 88% irons aid 64% cleaners. The average L 36% of the homes owning automobiles; 91% of the homes a wheel; 75% ol the homes have electric washers; and 96% of the homes are elect rically lighted, and the town uses more electricity per capita than any other town in the state. MRS GALL1E FRIEND AND GRANDSON INJURED IN ACC1DANT AT MAKER Honaker Va., Mrs. Gallie Friend and her grandson, Fred H. Stapleton, cf Pickens, S. C., were injured near here when their automobile struck the balus trade of a culvert after gaining momentum in decending a hill late Saturday. Young Stapleton received several serious cuts a bout. the head and body but was rushed to Mattie Williams hospit al at Kichlands, where he is im proving nicely. Mrs Friend receiv ed an injury to her hip, The machine was driven by Rill Baker of Johnson City. Mrs. Friend is at the home of her son Ayers Friend at Putnam. Mis Fred Stapleton, mother of the in juried lad, was also an .occupant oi the car, but she and the driver e caped uninjured. They were en route to Putnam from Pickens to visit relatives. Trammel, Va., July 1?.—A Sad incident, claimed to be an acci dent happened near he re Sunday p. m.,vchen Walter Honaker shot and almost instantly killed Liilio Kiser whom he had been infatu ated with ior six or se.vn years, and who hen o ie child by ilona ker and was soon to become a mother again. It has been re ported that Honaker was drink ing and started to go away when Lillie ir.'eri'ered, beggin ; k;>n not ‘ ti go and get into trom.: , and when she saw that h** w...; de termined to go, she t i d to take the revolver and the shooting . c curred. The g rl star eel to run and fell dead near the door on t ie outside, where the body laid until 4 o’clock Monday evening, when Dr. Rock and E. J. Suther la id arrived. A heavy r tin M! flanday nigiii and heat a-w n < •. Die ghast1)' corpse. Th ■ Iv'.er woman w u about 28 y old and very at tractive— especially to the native • on “Kisrr radge.” Konaker is -bout 42 yocow old and has beer, married once and is the father of throe or four children ami hag a very infamous reputation, hav ing cessrted his wife who was Miss ioariaa jPoweiv, several years ago. • L If 5. Mr. L. O. Phillips .ird Com Long, are going into the produce business at once. They went a few days ago and bought a truck and when they went back after it, they found that it had only three wheels, they think that if they can get another wheel that they can make it run by n ext ■pring. Air. and Mrs. T. E, Martin, al ;n Mr. Mrs. W. 1. Mai tin motored j to Coeburn July 10th. 1 d . h | know whether they will return r| not as some one passed fay their house shooting and sca n d lhem • :-'0 bad they may never come but k,; Mr. L. K. Spencer started for j i mule-bark rids Sunday and his j nide threw him, but however, he i was not seriously hurt. 1 Roby Hnvvard and Lena Long wen ground-hog hunting Sunday and had a big time. Mr. and Mrs. Charley Davis, ‘ ' , , -A newlyweds, are at home to then many friends at the Club house. Miss Gladys Ervin is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bailey. Mrs. G. G. Phillips, has gone to Dr. St. Clair’s Hospital at Blue field, W. Va., for an operation, Mi'es Sutherland has accepted a position with Pocahontas Coal Co. Yukon, W. Va. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Quillen j have been visiting relatives in Scott county. Airs. Marvin G. Rock, had the misfortune ox losing her mother recently, we all extend our heart felt sympathy to the bereaved family. Mr. and Mrs. Kennith Lane and children are visiting in Gate City. We had with us last Wednes day night the “Hill Billies” with music galore ! Mr. and Mrs. C. R. McCoy vis ited lVIr. and Airs. W. T. AieCoy i Monday P. M. Hon. E. Sutherland spent Alon day night at the home of H. H. Sutherland. Mr. Burnice Jessee who was! injured in the mines here oven two months since, is slowly im proving. Chief u. G, Phillips, is in l>lue liekl W. V'a. visiting his wife at St. Clair’s Hospital-. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Keith of Betsy Lane, Ky., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Guy Keith here. Mr. an 1 Mrs. J. E. Murray en tertained at their home in Wal nut Grove with a dance on last Tuesday evening, honoring their hoi sj guest. Miss Brent McKee - than, of Bostic, N. C. Music was furnished by JacK Reedy amt t .e Roe Brolh vs Cranes r. .* h guest list included the following: Mr. Mathews, Messrs Joe Orr, Joenett Johnson, Jeter Vermillk n Mr. and Mrs. Paul Boer, of Danti Va., Mr. A. E. Young of Nor.- , Mr. W. 1). Belvin. of Johnson City, Tenn. Miss Brent McKee ihan, Bostic, N. Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Bird, Mr and Mrs. Char It •: Wilson, Mr. and Mrs Chari -r 0. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. W, T. Mc Co'r, Mr and Mrs. Oscar Gibbons .vlosdames C. R. Luttrell, Ida Burnett, Donna Hensley, Misses Myrtle Murray, Maude Murray, Louise Luttrell, Margaret < db bons; !■!( =srs J. A. Russel1, Gur nie Lull.-'ell Paul Waller, Kafry Baxter, Black Baxter Robert Rus sell, ('clu^bus Sutherland, and Joe Brinkley, of Memphis T( nn. Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. il . nand -s. W. T. J jf Trammel, Mr. and Mrs. John Harley, Miss Mossie Damron of Waken\arnol ■ to Biistol, Va. .Sunday and spent the day. Mr. C. it. Luttrell, Mr. Oscar Gibbons, Mrs. Ida Burnett, Mr. Gurnie Luttrel, Miss Louise Lut trel, Mhs Margaret Gibbons, and air. A. E. Moungmotored to Jen kins, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Charles 0. Davis motored to McClure Sunday to visit lur. and Mrs. G. J. Rose. Harry Baxter was visiting in Dame Sunday. Mr. and Mrs W. R. McCoy, of Mora, Va. mortored to Trammel, Sunday afternoon to visit- Miss Mar:: Whitt. Mbs Mai v Whitt lias a slight ;k of n ’; i •:;’.s now. We are hoping < /ill ion recover. Mrs. W. G. Mo .’viand of Starnes, V a., visile 1 fricn Is: ere Sunday. Mrs. Dave Grot r of Dunganon, spoilt the week end visiting her husband and frierds. Sirs. Donna Hensley, Mrs Ida Burnett, Mrs. Add Young, Gur nie Luttrell, Harry Baxter, and Mack Baxter of Trammel atten ded the dance at Fremont Friday evening. IWES MISSIONARY SOCIETY MEET. The ladies of the Methodist missionary society met at the home of Mrs. T, Id. Flanagan, Thursday July 14th at 2:30, p. m. A very entertaining program was given with Mrs. S. P. Riddle as leader. Those present were: Misses Blanche Neal and Juda Priode, Mesdames John M. Skeen Charles Perkins, D. G. Kelley, J. K. Damron, J. C. Damron, Gussie Steele, Leonard So wards, Carroll Speights, i. E. French, !’. H. Flanagan, Bill McFall, Marga ret Harris and Mrs. S. P. Riddle. .Mi’s. Fred. 11. Stapleton of Pi' !:ons. South Carolina • was a very welcome visitor. Delicious refreshments were served by Misses Blanch Neele and Juda Priode. The meeting adjourned to meet next month at the home of Mrs. J. K. Damron, GREENWOOD NEWS. Mr. J. W. Bise, and youngest daughter were the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Hiiton Saturday and Sunday, Miss Macy Meadows, of Dante, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Ed wards this week. Mrs. W. Bise and twin daugh ters visited relatives in Banner, Saturday and Sunday. A number of young girls visit-1 ed the home of T. P. Bise, Sun day afternoon. Mr. and Mrs, H. A. Edwards, Misses Macy Meadows and Tina Bise visited W. S. Smith Sunday afternoon. Niles Smith and Clifton Skeen, i visited Mr. L. M. Ililman Sunday. 1 Misses Mary and Eula Taylor, j visited Miss Kate Bise Sunday. Jessee Grb.z'e who has been I very .11 is now improving rapidly. Miss Bertha Owens, and Mr. Thornberry Grizzle of Nora, mo •tored to Sandy Ridge Sunday. Lffl LOCALS. Mr. Noah Smith had help in his corn Wednesday. Mrs. E. it. Smith visited friends in Clintwood Wtnesday. Mr. Oat Cnildress visited Miss Annie Adkins Sunday. Some girls and boys went for a walk Sunday afternoon and re ported a nice time. Miss Clarrissie Smith, was very sad Sunday, Earnest StaUard had disapointed her. Miss Thelma Lewis returned from Big Rid e Sunday. Garland A.shbv visited Miss Bertha Smith Sunday and lost his tie. He will have to quit go ing with the girls or buying ties. Mr. E. W. Stallard, son and wife went fishing the 4th and reported a fine time. Mrs. Ora Smith is visiting her daughter on Big Ridge this week. Clmclico vs Caney. ClinchcO, July 17.—Clinehco de feated Caney in a one sided game here today, knocking the Caney hinders for 23 hits and twenty live errors. Frye pitched a good game for Clinchco, striking out thirteen men in six innings. Brandon was strong at bat with lire safe hits out of seven times up; 2 home runs. Clinchco stole 12 runs off of Caney’s new pitcher in the first inning partly on err ors. Clinchco - A!! Homans, c 7 Kilgore, 3 ti 7 Frye, p 7 Brandon, 1 f 7 Carpenter, as 7 MeCowan, 2 b 7 Sykes, c f 7 Stamper, lb 7 Sutherland,, rf 4 Kiser, r f 2 U II PO A E 3 2 K5 1 0 3 2 2 0 0 6 3 0 1 0 5 5 0 0 1 4 4 3 2 1 1 3 0 3 0 2 1 0 10 0 2 6 O' 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 62 Caney, A B Wright, 3 b, 4 Sutherland, sn, 1 Ratliff, r, f. "4 Markland, c 4 Osborne, 1 f 4 Thomilson, lbp 4 I) Widener, c f 4 Fowler, 1 b 2 b 4 Carr, 3 b p 0 Miller, 2 b 3 b 4 25 23 27 8 2 R H PO A F 11 12 1 C) 1 O' 3 • 3 0 1 10 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 1 13 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 10 0 Total 36 4 6 21 8 11 Two base hits, Brandon; three base hits, Carpenter; home runs, Brandon, 2; Carpenter 2; Thom ilson, 2; bases on balls, off of Carr, 3; off of Frye 1; Thomilson, 2; Wright 1; struck out by Frye, 13; Thomilson, 3; hit by pitched ball, Sykes by Carr; Carpenter and Stamper, by Thomilson; Wright by Frye; Miller by Sykes; two Hits and two runs off of Sykes in six innings. Time of game, 2:25. Umpires, Lyons and Sutherland. - s Owing to the failure of the ball team to hand in the score card, we are unable to give the Haysi Clintwood game by innings; but the reseult of the game was as follows; Haysi, 6; Clintword, 1. MYS1 NEWS. A number of people of our town ..re surprised and Humil iated to know that such a com poser as the one who wrote the Haysi news' items of July 14th. is somewhere in our midst,or here abouts. Nothing against the News. ( ■■.vo 'ike to see that published) if it had not been spliced at in tervals all fhe way down the column by personal “swats"’ at different citizens even to insin uate that our Christians are hypocrites, and also was throw ing at the wrong bird when you hit the primary teacher. Any person who will hand such insults over for the plubie, then hide behind it by covering up all traces of idenfication is :.cting cowardly. You will not get by so easily ne: t time be cause you will have to give the editor your name before it will be printed. THE STRAW VOTE. FOR CLERK: Alva Smith, R 463 Lee Stanley, I) 318 FOR TREASURER: Eivens Tiller, R • 437 •J. M. Rasnick, D 337 FOR COM. ATTORNEY W. B. Phipp, R 334 J, C. Smith, Ind. R 196 D. M. Crabtree, D 264 FOR SHERIFF: G. F. Kiser, R 455 J. M. Anderson, D 297 FOR COMMISSIONER: W. H. McCoy, R 417 Emory Reedy, I) 276 J. H. Rasnick, Ind. 54 FOR PRESIDENT: Calvin Cooiidge, R 477 A1 Smith, D 196 LOCAL ITEMS Billy Robinett announces that j lie will hold services at the Glint wood Church on the fifth Sat urday and Sunday in this month Robert L. Cudill.of Bailey, Va. connected with the engineering department of ihe Apalachian Power company, was in Clint wood yesterday in the interest of the company. They propose an extension of their power line to George’s Fork. Mr- Basil Deel, a prominent merchant of Murphy, Va., was in town last Wednesday on bus iness. Mr. T. B- Powers, of Honaker, Va. was in town Wednesday looking after, his electrical bus iness. Mr. Steward Ratliff, the Re j ublican Candidate for Common wealth’s Attorney for Buchanan County, was a business visitor in our city this week. We have just been informed that there is a new store recen tly opened in Haysi, Va. by a Mrs. S. Kay Miss Bessie Kiser, who has been in Florida for some time is visiting friends and relatives in “Dear Old Dickenson.” Mr. Landon Arington, a teach er in the public schools of this county, from Viers, Va-, was a business caller in Clintwood this week. It looks as though Clintwood will be blessed with a fine new post-office building in the near future. Hats off to Mr. Meadows, our efiicient road builder, for he will soon have the road completed to Georges Fork. Charles Phillips, the little son ol Mr- and Mrs. T. A. Phillips, is in Sutherland’s Hospital with a broken leg. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Damron and Mrs. •J. C. Damron were shopping in Norton Saturday. Misses Ruth and Sara Kate C base motored to Fsserville, YTt last Monday taking Mrs. Earl Rcse to visit her sister. Mr. Calvin Hughes has been confined to the Hospital for the past few days, but_ is improving nicely. Airs. Denver Damron, of Wolf pit, Ky. is visiting here this week Miss Irene Draper, of Big stone Gap, spent the week-end with Ruth and Sara Kate Chase of this city. Mr. Tom Hackney, of Stone, Ky., attended the wedding of Miss Edith Chase and Mr. Noah Howard last Saturday Mr. J. C. Ritter, Miss Val Hyl ton and Mr. and Mrs- R. E. Chase and family motored to Grundy 1 st Sunday.