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CONSTRUCTION OF CLINT
WOOD, COEBURN ROAD HALTED BY CITIZENS. Sometime ago the State of Virginia appropriated the sum of §50,000.00 for the grading and draining of the road be tween Hibbitt’s Gap and Fuller Gap on the road between Clint wood and Coeburn. The State spent considerable money in making the necessary surveys and locations and in getting ready to let this work to con tract. ' W. H. Meadows Construction Company, being the successful bidder, was awarded the con tract to do the work. This Com pany has gone to the expense of buying extra equipment and repairing it’s old machinery preparatory to begining the work. Then when everything was ready, as Mr. Meadows thought, to begin work, what should surprise him, but a let ter from the State Highway Department telling him that “If he washed to do so he was at liberty to cancel his contract with the Highway Department , as the property owners along the route wanted more for their ritrhs-of-way than the State could possibly afford to pay.” W° do not see why people, af ter they have been shown the advantages of a good road and conveniences derived from a good graded or hard-surfaced road, would want to sit tight and hamper the progress of road building when the the con struction of so valuable a piece of road as this can be had with out expense to them. Some times we hear people “holler,” “Oh! wre want good roads. We are in favor of good roads.” But we are oftimes doubtful as to whether they really want the road or just looking at the mon etary advantages it would be to them during the construction of the road. We do not understand w'hy, when the State, or any other concern, desires to purchase rights-of-way, that the land owners will jump the price of their land to three or four times its present market value, for in many instances we know of w'here communities were is olated and their land practically valusless until some kind of dev elopment was proposed, then the land owners, unintentional ly of course, would throw a dam per on the whole proposition by sitting tight on the price of their property and refusing to to sell to the interested parties operating priviledges. Sneaking again of this par ticular piece of road, we do not see how the grading of this road can materially damage or injure any property as the new road will be built all the way through practically on the old road right-of-way, therefore if the people along this route hope to get their road improved, within any reasonable length of time, they should open up and sell the State a right-of way at a reasonable price, such as the State can afford to pay. for when considered, they will realize that the money that buys the right-of-way is coming from the taxes paid by them selves and their neighbors and the more the people can save in the way of rights-of-way and preliminary expenses the" more mdes.of road they can get built. So it looks as though it is en tirely left up to the people, as far as the State is concerned, to get down to brass tacks and make it possible for the State to secure the necessary rights of-way for the construction of the Clintwood Coeburn road while the JS50.000.00 is avail able, for the State will not let this money be idle and before we know it this money will be applied on some other project, and thereby be tied up for pos sibly five years and we will be without a road at the end of the five years. CAS TAX COLLECTIONS FOR AUGUST. (By Carter Wormeley) Richmond, Va„ Sept. 24th. The collection of $764,935.10 gasoline tax for the month of August by the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles is the largest tax collected in any one month since the law became effective. The August tax ex ceeded that for July by $40,000, for about 5V& per cent, the July tax having been in round figur es. $725,000. The August tax of 1926 of $642,000 was exceeded by the August tax of 1927 by $128,000, or about 19 per ceni. A comparative statement of the last six months of 1925 and the first six months of 1926, a gainst the last six months of 1926 and the first six months of 1927 shows an increase in the tax of over $2,000,000. In the period of 1925-6 there was collected $4,750,000 in the per iod of 1926-7 nearlv $7,000,000 was collected. There has already been col lected for the first eight mon ths of the year 1927 over $4, 750,000 from this tax. In other words, in the eight months of 1927 there has been collected more than was collected in the twelve months ot 1925-6. The gasoline tax is now one of the livest issues with every state in the Union except two, New York and Massachusetts, and by direction of the Govern or, the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles will attend the meeting of the North Am erican Gasoline Tax Conference at Columbus, Ohio on October 3, 4, and 5, the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles hav ing been appointed on two of the most important committees of this Conference. The meeting held last year in St. Louis resulted in two addit ional states putting on this tax and a number of states increas ing their tax in order to equal ize with the other states, no state now having less than a 2 cent tax, the average of all the states being about 314 cents. Many of the states now derive their principal road revenue from this tax. THE COUNTY TICKET The following is a list of can didates, who have registered for county and district offices, sixty (60) days prior to the November election, to be held for Dickenson County and the districts of said County on November 8th. 1927. FOR COUNTY OFFICES FOR CLERK: Lee Stanley Alva Smith FOR TREASURER: J. M. Rasnick Eivens Tiller FOR SHERIFF: J. H. Anderson Garland T. Kiser FOR COMMISSIONER REV. E. A. Reedy W. H. McCoy J. FI. Rasnick N. Floyd Duty FOR COMTH’S. ATTY. J. C. Smith Walter B. Phipps D. M. Crabtree DISTRICT OFFICES FOR CLINTWOOD DISTRICT FOR SUPERVISOR: J. W. Childress W. B. Trivitt FOR OVERSEER POOR: Wilburn Mullins A. J. Mullins FOR COSTABLE: Willie Fleming J. H. Hamilton FOR JUSTICE PEACE: S. W. Deel D. S. Bray Enoch Moore W. P. Moore W. N. Meade Emory Bruce Mullins W. S. Vanover C. C. Stone FOR ERVINGTON DISTRICT FOR SUPERVISOR: D. R. Dotson J. M. French N. C. Sutherland W. E. Compton E. T. Sutherland T. N. Shook FOR CONSTABLE: Nealy Kiser FOR JUSTICE PEACE: N. B. Austin S. L. McCoy E. B. Jessee L. A. Orender H. Roy Shoun FOR KENADY DISTRICT FOR SUPERVISOR: T. M. Dotson M. S. Davis Charles S. Stanley D. L. Smith FOR CONSTABLE: D. M. Mullins A. R. Stanley Sanders Hill W. P. Rose FOR OVERSEER POOR: G. W. Mullins FOR JUSTICE PEACE: Tivis Mullins I. E. Dotson I. S. Gilliam FOR SAND LICK DISTRICT FOR SUPERVISOR: Wm. J. Bowman Carl Deel , E. V. Counts Wade H. Sutherland E. T. Fuller J. R. Arington F. F. Kiser Chas. A. Deel FOR CONSTABLE: Lewis Fuller J. J. Wood FOR OVERSEER POOR: J. M. Edwards W. F. Barton FOR JUSTICE PEACE: F. M. Arington J. W. Arington D. A. Duty I. M. Edwards Bert Raines FOR WILLIS DISTRICT FOR SUPERVISOR: M. F. Senter F. L. Colley Wm. J. Branham S. M. Gourley James H. Epling FOR CONSTABLE: W. M. Senter John Hall Mat Mullins Tivis Mullins H. B. Puckett FOR JUSTICE PEACE: Tyra McFaddin K. S. Hall R. A. Willis Drewrey Puckett William S. Owens Brice Cochran FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES W. H. Nickels FOR STATE SENATE J. M. Beaty LIST OF SCHOOL TEACHERS DICKENSON COUNTY SESSION 1927-2S CLINTWOOI) NO. 1 DISTRICT! Dickenson County Memorial ind Industrial High School: Victor S. Wolfe, Principal. B. Tate Quillen. M. T. Meade. J. L. Reynolds. M. W. Remines. Miss Irene Draper. Miss Virginia Cole. 1. J. H. Turner. 2. Miss Rose Rush. 3. Miss Maxie Speer. 4. Mrs. Margaret Harris. 5. Mrs. Emma Flanagan. 6. Miss Sara Kate Chase. 7. Miss Genoa Damron. 8. Mrs. Grace Colley. CLINTWOOD NO. 2 DISTRICT Flemingtown: S. W. Deel, Principal. Miss Delphia Mullins. Bear Pen: Robert Baker, Principal. 1. Miss Stella Powers. 2. Virgil Skeen. Georges Fork: Mrs. Emma C. Sutherland. Swindall: Silas Strouth, Principal. Miss Flora Swindall. Continued on page 4. ORDERS PUBLICATION In Dickenson County Clerk’s Office Sept. 18th. 1927. Bank of Haysi against G. A. Burnett The object of this suit is to sell Guy Burnett’s interest in the Burnett Store property at Haysi, Va. to pay his debt by note to Bank of Haysi for S70. 00 and 10 per cent att. fee with interest from 10-3-26. It is or dered that Guy Burnett appear herein 10 days after due publi cation of this order to do what is necessary to protect his in terests in this suit. W. E. Rasnick Clerk By N. E. Hughes D. C. In the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office of Dickenson Co. Sept. 17, 1927. Andy Mullins against George Johnson. The object of the suit is to attach and sell one black mule property of George Johnson and sell same to pay debt of 536.50 and 5 per cent penalty awed by George Johnson to Andy Mullins. It is ordered that Oeorge Johnson do appear fere in ten days after due pub •ication hereof and do what is necessary to protect his inter W. E. Rasnick Clerk By N. E. Hughes D. C. Don’t Forget Us. We Do All Kinds Of Job Work. 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