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THE DICKENSON COUNTY HERALD
The Only Newspaper In The County. VOL. 1. NO. 30. CLINTWOOD, DICKENSDN C0UN1Y, VIRGINIA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1927. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE DICKENSON CO., BOY SAILS FOR PANAMA. Charles S. Counts, son of Mrs. Clara Counts, of Stratton, Va. who recently enlisted in the Regular Army, sailed today from the Brooklyn army base with 308 soldiers on the U. S. Army Transport St. Mihiel for the Panama Canal Zone. Counts who volunteered for duty in Panama and who sel ected the Coast Artillery branch of the service will be assigned by Major General William Las siter, commander of the Pan ama Canal Department, to one of the units that guard the can al. He will have the unusual op portunity of I lii* great est engineering feat in history, without cost to himself. Before sailing today he wa3 a member of r-ie garrison of Fort Slocum, N. Y., an army post on the Long Island Sound, where he received his military training under the supervision of Colonel J. J. Bradley, com mander of the post. The War Department has ar ranged special tours for sold iers from army transports at San Juan, when the ship docks at that port. Natives operating “guaguas”, which is Porto Ri can for motor busses, take sol diers on sight-seeing trips over the crooked mountain roads that were built three hundred years ago by Spanish slaves. PLANS REUNION OP VETERANS OF THREE TOURS. By R. F‘ Nelson. Plans for a “reunion” of the veterans of the three tours given during the last two years by the Shenandoah Valley, Inc., have just been proposed by Col onel Howard J. Benchoff, pres ident of the organization and the leader of the three tours, according to the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce. Colonel Benchoff and the more than three score Virgin ians who made the “Tour of North America,” this summer, traveling from Alaska to Mer ico spreading advertising mat ter on Virginia, have recently returned enthusiastic with the idea if creating a greater Vir ginia and with many ideas gleaned in the West. “The party returned enthusi astic with the idea of making Virginia hum with improve ments, beautifying Virginia homes with flowers, paint, gardens and better roads. Some time this summer we rather hope to have a Congress of the Veterans of the “Tour of North America,” “The Apple Blossom Special,” and the trip to Can ada. Virginians can benefit by the results that are being ob tained in the States we visited” TO HOLD MEETING (By R. F. Nelson.) The annual conference of the secretaries and other execut ives of the Chambers of Com merce of Virginia will be held in Harrisonburg, Virginia, this year on December 2. This an nouncement was made today following a conference in Rich mond between Rueben L. Hum bert, secretary of the Harrison burg Chamber, and Lawson H. Cooke, general secretary of the Virginia State Chamber of Com merce. The secretaries meet un der the auspices of the parent body without the formality of having a formal organization. Mr. Cooke announced that Mr. Humbert, Dan S. Hollenga, business manager of the Pet ersburg Chamber of Commerce, Ben C. Moomaw, secretary of the Roanoke organization, and Robert Ramsey, business man ager of the Lynchburg Cham ber of Commerce, have been named a committee to draft the program for the approaching meeting. There are approximately 80 Chambers of Commerce in Vir ginia. The last meeting of the body was in Lynchburg. >[i * # jJj % sjc jjc HUNDREDS EXPECTED TO ATTEND CAMP MEETING ST. Paul, Va. Aug. 2.- The Pentecostal camp meeting of the Assemblies of God for Southwest Virginia which will be held here August 4th. to 14 th. is expected to be the great est meeting ever held by the denomination in this section of the country. Members from various places will attend, an able corps of ministers and workers have been engaged, and hundreds of visitors are ex pected from over Southwest Virginia and adjoining States. The preachers and workers engaged for the meeting are Elder Alexander Lindsay of Cleveland, Ohio, Bible teacher; Mrs. Roxie Hughes Alford of Dallas, Texas, Evangelist; Mrs. Willie T. Millsaps of St. Paul, pianist1 and Evanglist, Fred L. A. Nowak from Germany, choir director. 'These will be assisted by a number of local preachers, pastors and evangelists, a choir of about one hundred singers, and a stringed instrument or chestra. The first service will be Thur sday night. Thereafter there will be four services daily: de votional services at 7 A. M. : teaching, 10:30 A. M.: exhort ation, 2:30 P. M., and evangel istic, 8 P. M. On the closing day the sacrament will be observed and a water baptismal service held. The closing day will be the climax of the meeting in both interest and attendance The camping equipment con sists of a large Gospel tent with severa 1 hundred seating capacity, a dining tent where meals are cooked and served to the campers, a lunch tent where sandwiches, fruits, drinks, etc., are sold to visitors, a book tent where Bibles, books papers and tracts are sold, and a number of camping tents. The camp ground is a beaut iful and spacious tract of land lying between the Clinch River and the N. and W. and C. C. and 0., rail raod tracks, about two blocks east from the rail road station. The ground ad joins the State highway at the Clinch River bridge and is eas ily accessible for cars, and also affords parking space for hun dreds of cars. The meeting will continue for ten days, closing on Sunday the 14th. DR. BRUMFIELD HERE Dr. W. A. Brumfield, of Blacks burg, Va., has shouldered the the burden of coming into our County to administer toxin-an titoxin to the children to prev ent diphtheria. In as much as he has undertaken this very impor tant work, the citizens should lend him every assistance pos sible and should cooperate by !taking advantage of this oppor tunity. Dr. Brumfield’s letter to the citizenry of the county appears in this issue, in which he appeals to the public to take advantage of this rare and free offering. If you would protect your child from this dreaded disease, you should get in touch with him at once as his time here is limited. "Selects” Ed Rowe of Kansas says the rarest thing he knows of is a completely bad man; but Ed never ran against someone for public office. Vermont is said to have one of the lowest reckless driving records in the country. In Ver mont the driver is always going up hill. The censor at a new Jersey beach says he has never seen a beautiful bather in scanty at tire that he did not turn to look. Isn’t that just like a man! No matter which way you drive, if you don’t drive the right way it mav be the way to jail. The nice thing about being a man is you don’t have to stay home after you wash your head. It may be that the mills of the gods grind slowly because they get paid for evertime. An eye-specialist says green quiets the nerves. This is es pecially true of green backs. And so the earth is losing speed. Well, that sounds hope ful. Perhaps it is on the up grade. ******** So very manv have been do ing five days’ work and scatter ing it over six days. ******** There’s one Progressive Sen ator not easy to handle. He doesn’t eat breakfast. ******** A woman doesn’t really be gin to have faith in a man un til other people lose it. ******* The meanest trick a woman plays on her husband is to in crease his stock of family con nections. ******** It costs a man a lot to live up to his ideals. That’s the reason many a man can’t afford to get married. ******** Nothing is calculated to jar an eligible girl like a young man who talks about his mon ey but says nothing about mat rimony. ******** It might help some if the manufacturer would use a min iatrue figure of a coroner as a radiator cap ornament. ******** Most of the big jobs are held by men who couldn’t even name three naughty magazines. .. ********* So few attain that nice bal ance midway between inferior ity complex and swellhead. ******** What this country needs, a long with a good five-cent cig ar, is a five-cent appetite. The “sticks” is that region where a thief is just a thief in stead of a master criminal. Three-fourths of all motor ve hides are sold on credit. Riders pay as they go. $300,000 SPENT IN VIRGINIA FOR ADVERSISINIG (By R. F. Nelson.) Virginia this year is spend ing more than $300,000 on nat ional advertising, according to figures which have been com piled by the Publicity Depart ment of the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce, cover ing all sources of state and mun icipal advertising in the Old Dominion. This represents ap prximately one sixteenth of the amount being spent throughout the United States in commun ity and state advertising of various kinds. Virginia’s expenditures in clude $50,000 being spent by State Conservation and Devel opment Commission for adver tising, $100,000 being spent for advertising and promotional work by the Norfolk-ports mouth Chamber of Commerce ttp,d smaller amounts which are being spent in advertising by the Roanoke Chamber of Com merce, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Virginia Bureau and small sums ranging as low as $1,000 by various chambers of com merce in the state. I The largest amount being spent for advertising this year $700,000 which Los Angeles is spending. Another California city, San Francisco, has appro priated $400,000 for advertis ing and publicity, while $250, 000 is being spent by each of the following cities: St. Pet ersburg, Miami and Atlanta. Detroit is spending $350,000 and approximately 50 other cit ies throughout the nation are are spending more than $100, 000 each in advertising. The Virginia State Chamber of Commerce’s figures includes money being spent for all forms of advertising in the State, including historical mark ers, newspaper advertising, and other types of advertising. The Virginia State Chamber of Commerce estimates that more than 30 organizations in Vir ginia are spending some money in advertising the Old Domin ion, and that next year the tot al to be expended will be ap proximately $600,000. CLINCHCO DEGEATS CLINTW90D Clinchco Va., Aug., 1-Clinehco de feated Clintwood in a well played game. McKinney allowed only one hit up till the seventh inning when Brandon hit his first homer. Clinchco Romans, c Kilgore, r f Frye. 3 b Brandon,1f Carpenter, ss O Henry, p Crowder 2b Stamper, 1 b Hubbard cf AB R H PO 4 1 3 12 4 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 10 A E 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 Total 36 8 10 27 10 0 Clintwood E Sutherl’d, If Mullins lb, Fuller 3b McFall c, Shortt ss, Sutherland, 2 b SuthTand rf Lockhart cf Fleming cf McKinney p Total AB R H PO A E 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 1 4 4 0 0 0 2 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 o' 1 1 0 1 0 3 .1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 36 24 6 3 The Score by Inning. Inn’gs 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 T’l Clinchco 000000350 8 Cl’wood 001010000 2 Two base hits Romans, Kilgore, Mul lins; Home runs, Brandon 2; Hit by pitched balls, G. Sutherland, Romans, Stamper. Bases on ballsoff O. Henry 2, McKir.nsy 1. Struck out by O. Henry 12, McKinney 8. Umpires Friar, Shortt. Time of game 1.55. DR. BRUMFIELD TO SEE YOU To mv Friends in Dickenson County. 1 am with you again in the interest of the health of your children. This time I want to give your children a remedy that will prevent them from ever hav ing diphtheria. This has been done for three hundred thous and children in the great city of New York alone, and for other hundreds of thousands of child ren in other cities. Let us give the children of Dickenson the same chance to escape diphther ia as those of the cities have. It takes three doses of toxin antitoxin to immunize a child a gainst diphtheria. These are giv en at intervals of one week. It does not cause anv reaction in most cases, and it never causes anything more than a little red ness and swelling of the arm with very slight general symp toms. It does not cause a sore on the arm, nor leave a scar. The crildren can go swimming and run and plav the same after tak ing it as before. Last year two hundred and twenty-eight children died from diphtheria in the State of Vir ginia, and three thousand one hundred and eleven were repor ted sick from it. The lives of these little ones, and the money spent for burying them and trea ting the others should have been saved. Let us see to it that none of the children in Dickenson County suffer from this disease. Bring all of your children be tween the ages of six months and sixteen years to the clinics for treatment. Also remember those who are less fortunate than yourself, and help them to get their children to the clinics. By so doing you may save a life. Your Board of Supervisors and County School Board will pay for the toxin-antitoxin, and the State Board of Health will pav for its administration; therefoij; it will be absolutely free to the individuals. Many parents have paid three dollars to have it ad ministered to their children, and it is wrell worth it when it insur es them against such a dreadful disease, but you' have this rare opportunity of getting the same thing for nothing. I shall be glad to have all of my old acquaintances to come out to see me whether they have children to be treated or not. Yours very truly. W. A. Brumfield, M. D. REEDY RIDGE LOCALS. Mr. and Mrs , Neel Norris were visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Sykes the week-end. There were a lage gathering at Sunday school, whirh was held at Puttier’s Chappel last Sunday. Sunday school and ringing will be conducted at this place every Sunday even ing at 4 o’clock P.M. Every body is invited to attend. Mr. Clyde Reedy who is at tending Emory and Henrv Col lege visited home folks the last week-end. Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Reedy and family, Mr. N. R. Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Lane and daugh ter Genola attended the funer al of Mrs. Baker near Clint wood last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Alex Sykes vis ited Mr. Ira C. Hale last Sun day afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Eligah Bise and family attended the funeral of Mrs. Baker last Sunday. Mrs. Sis Adams and son from Ky. are visiting the home of Mr. E. A. Reedy this week. Darwin News. Miss Hattie Hibbitts of Jen kins, Ky., but formerly of this place, and Mr. Carl Mullins of Clintwood were married Fri day July 29th. Mr. and Mrs. George McKin ney of Darwin are proud to an nounce the arrival of a baby girl last Sunday July 31. Moth er and baby are getting along nicely. Mrs. C. R. Hibbitts is visit ing her daughter Mrs. Stallard at Wise who is very ill. Mr. Bernard Steele, Mr. and Mrs. Gussie Steele and family, passed through this place Sun day on their way to Fort Black more to visit their parents. Mrs. Joe Hibbitts was in Dar win Saturday and Sunday vis iting friends. Miss Draxie Fleming of Clint wood called at the home of Mi. and Mrs. Rufus Buchanan to see Alta Buchanan Saturday, while on her way to Norton. • Miss Thursa Dotson and Miss Valdia Buchanan were outdriving with Mr. Ancel and Dail Vanover Sunday. Mrs. Draxie Trivitt and fam ily motored to Clintwood Thur sday July 28th. Mrs. Dewey Stanley of Dar win has been very ill, but is im proving nicely now. Mr. K. L. and H. C. and Mrs. J. N. Buchanan attended church at Georges Fork Sun day. Mr. N. J. Buchanan was glad to have the preachers with him Saturday night. PERSONALS We are very sorry to hear of the serious illness of Mrs. W. P. Kennedy, but hope she will soon be out again. The Board of Supervisors have just closed a two dav meeting. We do not have a record of the transactions. Mr. C. R. Turner and his son Floyd, of Marthagap, were trans acting business with the Board of Supervisors this week. There were quite a delegation, from Road Branch,here last Tues day attending the meeting of the Board of Supervisors, and a greed to give a free right-of-way if their Supervisor would build a road up Road Branch. So it is up to Mr. Bowman. Mr. L. D. R. Owens of Haysi was in town this week. Mr. J. H. Anderson, democrat ic candidate for Sheriff, was in town during the session of the Board of Supervisors. Mr. Eivens Tiller made a trip to Bristol this to see an eye spec ialist. We understand that Mr. James Vanover, an aged citizen of our County, was panfully hurt last Sunday evening when accidently struck by a car near Mr. Sher man Vanover’s residence. The car was driven by Dr. Suther land. The brick has arrived for the new Post Office building and is being laid rapidly. Mr. Kelly says he will have a roof on the build ing in a very short while. Mr. E. S. Counts of Splashdam and his brother of Knoxville, Tenn. were visiting friends and relatives in Clintwood this week. While intown Mr. E. S. Counts gave us a nice order for station ery. We are very sorry that we can not publish all the local news items from various places in the County, but space will not per mit. We will do our best to pub lish them in our next week’s is sue. Dr. J. A. Somers will be at Leb anon, Aug. 10th. Wilder, Aug.ll, £?-ul\ Aug- 12> Dante, Aug! 13, Chnchco,-Aug. 15, Haysi, Aug.l6, Clintwood, Aug.17, Fre mont, American Cafe, Aug. 18. For the purpose of examining the eyes. Glasses fitted if need ed. We are glad to have with us Miss Nellie Phipps of Norfolk, who is visiting home folks and relatives in Clintwood. She has just returned from San Francis co and other points west. We are very proud of Miss Nellie as she is the first girl from this county to merit a degree. Mrs. R. L. Phipps has just re turned from Norfolk, where she has been visiting her sister for the past month. Mrs. R. A. Long is confined in Sutherland’s Hospital. Mr. J. L. Reynolds has return ed to Clintwood after spending his vacation at his home in Blacksburg, Va. Mr. Bill Dubbs of Bristol was in town this week. Mrs. G. B. Long of Johnson City is visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Long this week.