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OIGKNESON COUNTY HERALD
hnii.licd L<ery Thursday al Clintwood.Va. F. C. Raines, Editor The Dickenson Couuty Herald is inde pendent in polities and it’s columns <ne i.pen to all parties at the regular rates. Subscristion, $1.50 a year, in advance. ;;ix months, 75c. Advertising Rates:—Classified adds, cents per word,minimum charge, 50c. i .carting notices, 2 cents per word. urd of thanks, obituaries, lodge reso lutions on death, 2 cents per word, min imum charge $1.00. Legal advertising, 1 )c per line for 8 point type for each i isertion, payment before proof Of puli 1 cation is issued. Divorce notices $10.00, I avable in advance. National Bank Statements $7.50; State Banks $5.00 Communicans will not be published /ithout the name of the author s known o the publisher. Entered as second class of mail matter February 10th 1927,'at Clintwood, Va., under the Act of March 3, 1879. STATES BENEFIT BY C..MOTIVE INDUSTRIAL ;.L VSI'.TISING industry is rendering a service to states and nation which is not generally appreciated for the simple reason that the public does not realize what industry is do ing. The modern American in dustry takes great pride in its product, the teritory in which it operates, and the service or com modity it furnishes its customers. It realizes that its success de pends primarily upon the growth and prosperity of the teritory in which it operates. An example of constructive in dustrial publicity has been fur nished by the Alabama Power Company- It has carried adver tising not only in the local papers in the state in which it operates, but in Eastern and Middle West newspapers, in trade journals and- Magazines of national circu lation The purpose of this ad vertising is to secure new popu lation and new business for the South. The Alabama Power o^mpany maintains a new Industries Di vision whic follows‘the magazine and newspaper advertising, main tains contact with prospective Alabama industries, makes sur veys for new plants and furnishes specific data on request. Its en deavor is to attract industries which can be assured of success ful operation in its territory. More industries naturally mean the sale of more power; but more industries and more population also mean the sale of more land, more groceries, more lumber and more of every product sold in Alabama. This is constructive, community-building advertising and it is typical of adverting that is being done by big industries in different parts of the country. it is impossible to estimate the great value of such publicity to a state. But in the case of Ala bama, it has been definitely shown that in seven years the state’s pay-rolls have increased $75,000, 000 annually. W'thout construc tive industrial advertising, it is safe to say that no such growth could be recorded. YOUR DEBT TO THE RAILROADS Annual reports are generally considered dry reading. The fig ures in annual reports are the fruits of human endeavor dehy drated and packed into printed columns. The vision, the cour age and the foresight which the printed figures do not show, is the romance of industry hidden in the annual report. This can be illustrated by the thirty-second annual report of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. It shows an increase in freight revenue in 31 years, from 1898 to 1926, of from $20, 000,000 to $196,000,000, and an increase in passenger revenue from about $6,000,000 to $44,000, 000. During the same period, the miles of track operated in creased from 6,445 to 12,121. These cold figures spell the word “development.” They mi a i new homes and increased popu lation in great areas which 30 years ago were almost unin habited. Follow the Santa Fe railroad through Calfornia, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, and one can realize the work it has done in changing desert and wilderness into habitable country with schools farms cities and good roads. Such names on its line as Mojave, Flagstaff, Santa Fe, Amarillo, Silver City, Oklahoma City and scores of others, bring up pictures of the Old West as recorded in story book and poem. The annual gross earnings fig ures of the Santa Fe—for 1926 some 250 million dollars—repre sent a very small fraction of the wealth which has been produced as the result of such railroads opening up country for home builders, which' would have been worthless without modern trans portation.-Each home in the San ta Fe teritor.v meant men and women with more than average energy and ambition. For 50 days in midsummer, wheat loading averaged 1,050 cars a day. Cotton and other crops were hauled in enormous quantaties. Oil shipments aver aged 360 cars a day for the last six months of the year from the Texas Panhandle district alone. Fruit from California took thou sands of cars, and manufactured articles from other sections took like numbers. Think what these figures tell from the standpoint of new homes built, new families reared, farm lands developed and industries built up. The transcontinental railroads made the United States what it is today. The fact that freight rev enue so far outstrips passenger revenue, is evidence of the indus try of our people and the inter dependence of one section of our county on other sections for the daily supplies of necessities and conveniencies which it would be impossible to produce or transport without the railroads. The “Charge Account” Habit . in Taxer. “The real tax problem of the country is no longer in Washing ton, but in the state capitols, city halls and CQunty seats throughout the country. Turn your eyes homeward. Much remain to be done there,” admonishes Ogden L. Mills, Assistant Secretary ot the Treasury. Taxpayers appear to have been surprisingly complacent with re spect to state and local bond is sues, taxes and expenditures. An enormous debt-incurring, tax-in creasing, money spreading pro gram has been in progress thru ought the nation. Bond issues have been approved without be ing subjected to critical, business like analysis to ascertain whether or not they should bfe pared down. All sorts of public projects have been undertaken with the tact approval of the taxpayers without any sort of check or supervison on their part to insure wise ex penditures of the public funds. The taxpayers of the country have the power to keep futuie commitments for debt and taxa tion within sound and reasonable limits. They should exercise that power. If they do not have no excuse for objecting1 to exhoibi tant taxation. A Just Complaint. Urging more uniform legisla tive regulation of fire insurance, Ludlum, Vice-President of the Home Fire Insurance Company, says: “Perhaps it is desirable that insurance companies are required to make statements annually to each one of the states, revealing details of operation, underwrit ing and investment income, ex penses and losses paid and in curred, profit (if any), with a minuteness of itemized particu larity such as probably no other business or occupation is called upon to render or reveal. Cer tainly there can be no ‘trade secrets’ in fire insurance. Per haps also, but not surely, it is ex pedient and in behalf of the pub lic interest that supervision of the fire insurance business by the states should extend so far be vond the policy of other countries in this respect. “These presumptions may be admitted, however, without im pairing the force of the assertion that the variety and diversity of valued-policy, anti-coinsurance, anti-compact a n d a t i-this-that and-the-other laws, statutes' for bidding agreements or. rates, and others (frequently in the same state, strange as it may seem) practically forcing all insurers into a single bureau or association committed to rigidly uniform con duct and operation, do constitute obtrusions of state control which hinder rather than promote the rendering of the fullest service. “The desirability of more near ly desirable uniform legislative regulation of the fire insurance business has been repeatedly as serted by state officials, whose observation and experience have led them to perceive and remark thereupon.” Besides being regulated to death, fire insurance is taxed for everything under the sun. A very small portion of state taxes paid by these compa nies goes for the purpose of main taining fire insurance depart ments. It almost seems that ev ery time the state needs money for any purpose, a new tax is lev ied against fire insurance prem ums. A Nation of “Electric” In vestors, Of the total population of the United States, an average of more than one in every fifty is a direct investor in the securities of elec tric light and power companies. Besi’es this vast ar’y of more than 3,000,000 people, there are un countable millions of wage earn ers whose hard-earned savings deposited in banks are in turn loaned to industry on security of stocks and bonds. The electric light and power industry alone represenis a total investment of $8,000,000,000, or more than $68 for each man, woman and child in our country. Electricity is coming to mean more and more in the lives of tne American people every day. Soon electric washing machines, clean ers, irons, and countless other devices will be in every home, and with this enlarged opportu nity for service, the electric light and power industry will become an even more vital factor than ever before, Under careful supervision of state commissions to regulate rates fairly, it will continue to grow, earning sufficient to keep its equipment in first-class oper ating condition, pay reasonable dividends to the millon of inves tors who have intrusted their savings to it, and offer worthy careers to ambitious men and women. _ CARRIE LOCALS. Mr- Walter G. Honaker shot and instantly killed Miss Lillie Sutherland last Sunday about So’clock. The two had been liv ing together for four or five years, but had never married. Miss Sutherland leiaves one child, a boy about two years old. Honaker is the father of three boys by his wife, but he and his wife had not lived togeher for several years. Mr. Honaker claims that the shot was accidently and hapen ed while they were scuffling over the gun. He did not try to make any escape but surrender ed immediatly to the authorities and was placed in jail. The | amount of bond required was §2,000 which he has failed so far to execute. Mr. J. T. Kiser and wife at tended church last Sunday at the Sulphur Spring and report a large crowd out and among it were the candidates for the various offices of the County and they were shaking hands too Mr. and Mrs. Ross Honaker Kiser and family were dinner guests of Mr- and Mrs. J. T. Kiser Sunday. There is quite a crowd of peo pie at Carrie this morning on their way t° the burial of Miss Sutherland. Mr. Dockie Rasnick Russell County officer and prohibition man, is at Carrie this morning', but everything is quiet About the only difference be tween a hobby and a job is that you get paid for the job. Women look better than men, but a man doesn’t have to stay at home after he washes his head. “American girls are selfish,” says a writer. But when you ask one for her hand you us ually get a whole girl. And yet we doubt if red theo ries have done more to retard civilization than red tape. ORDER PUBLICATION. VIRGINIA: In the Clerk’s Office of the Circuit Court of Dickenson County, In vacation, the 21, day of July 1927. Carl Yates, Plaintiff, vs. C. A. Payne, principal defendant, u and Haysi Motor Company Co-defenu nts. The object of the above styled suit is to attach a certain automobile of the Hudson make, in possesson of Haysi Motor Co. at Haysi, Va., and the prop erty of the above named principal de fendant, and subject the said car to the payment of the plaintiff’s debt with costs etc. And it appearing by an affi davit filed according to law that C. A. Payne, the above named defendant, is not a resident of this state, it is therefore ordered thatthesaid C. A. Payne do ap. pear within ten days after duepublication of this order, in the clerk’s offices of our said Circuit Court, and do what is nec cessary to protect his interest. And it is further ordered that this order be f>ub lished once a week for four successive weeks in the Dickenson County Herald, a newpaper printed in Dickenson County Virginia, and the newspaper hereby di rected. And it is further ordered that a copy of this order be posted at the front door of the court house of Dickenson County, Virginia on or before the next succeeding rule day, and that another copy of this order be mailed to C. A. Payne, defendant, to the post office address given in the affidavit, namely Canchco, W. Va. Teste: W. E. Rasnick, Clerk. By N. K. Hughes, D. C L. N. Sowards, p. q. 7-28-4w. 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