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The Dickenson County herald. [volume] (Clintwood, Va.) 1927-1930, September 29, 1927, Image 3

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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.
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