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2-1038 THE DICKENSON COUNTY HEARLD The Only Newspaper In The County. VOL. 1. NO. 43. CLINTWOOD, DICKENSON COUNTY VIRGINIA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1927. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE ONE KILLED ANOTHER SERIOUSLY INJURED Haysl, Va., Nov. 9. —On last Sunday evening, between the hours of 7 and 8 o’clock, a Chev rolet Roadster, driven by Arth ur Tiller and in which Holiday Tiller was riding left the road about 2 miles east of here, at what is known as the horse shoe “bend’V on the Hay si to Grundy road, turning over several times down an embarkment about 150 feet high, and stopping bottom up against a tree, about hall' way down the hill, (or cliff). The latef iMr; Tilled was.kill ed instantly, rectiving several cuts and bruises and a fractur ed skull. The driver of the mac hine survived the wreck and has fair chances of recovery. He re ceived several cuts and bruises and a busted knee. • - Holliday Tiller was the father of the driver and a brother .of Eivens Tiller present Treasurer of Dickenson County. He was widely known and highly resp ected by all. He . leaves a wife and several children besides a host of other relatives and friends to morn his loss. If boxers fought as hard in the first round as they do in the last the crowd would seldom get its money’s worth. ——o ROAD OPENING South Hill, Va., Nov. 17 —Col. Hiram Wall, chairman of the South Hill Road Opening Com mittee, today name seven other additional committees to carry on the work of his organization The date for the opening has been set as Nov. 26, and elabor ate preparations to make it the greatest road opening in the State’s history, are giong for ward. Governor McLean, of North Carolina, is to be asked to be one of the guests of honor by Governor Byrd, who will pre- j side at the opening, which will be the last official State road opening to be held by the sate of Virginia. One of the great tobac co warehouses at South Hill has been secured for the speaking, which will take place rain or shine, with plenty of room for all those who attend. M. M. Carver of this city was named chairman of the program committee here today by Col. Wall. His other appointments follow: H. S. Montgomery, Dr. H. C.Coleman, and others. Re ception Committee, Y. M. Hod ges, and others. Publicity com jmittee, Geo. Radcliffe, and oth iers. Other committes appointed ;consist of Arrangement Com mittee, Traffic Committee, Dec iorative Committee, and Accide jnt Committee. CLINTWOOD PLAYS APPALACHIA A TIE Unleashing a superb exhib ition of team work rarely wit nessed on a high school gridiron Clint*vood’s “Knights of the Cumberlands” football team left the powerful Appalachia eleven staggered and stunned by a con test resulting in a 12-12 tie on the later’s home ground. The assault was led by the irrestible quartet of the “Knights’ ” back lield aided by an invincible line which allowed no piercing. Ap palachia boasts only one game short of the Wise County cham pionship, while this contest was the fourth in the history of the DickensonYaggregation. Twenty six players were utilized by the Appalachians to thirteen for their opponents. It was evident on the arrival of the Clintwood team that Ap palachia was anticipating a run away over them, but how un mindful of the coming storm is amply verified by the score. Impressive victory was cruel ly snatched from the Dickenson ftes only in the last two minutes of play, when their antagonists pushed the ball over to tie the score. Clintwood registered its touchdowns in the first and sec ondouarters by the line busting of Glen Colley, Captain Suther land, Noel French and Reed Sutherland, its formidable back field. Glen Colley and Noel Fren ch carrying the pigskin across for the scores. Their line held with an unyielding pluck while the line of the foe wilted under the mighty onslaughts of the Clintwood rear-field. It is somewhat difficult to select any stars of the Dicken sonites in the game, yet some individual feats deserve ment ion. The best individual ground gainer was Cupt. Claude Suth erland, dashing right half, the punting honors go to Noel Fren ch, the wicked-toed left half, and to “Gabe” Fleming, smash ing right end, to “Red” Deel, promising right tackle go the tackling laurels. Mention must also be made of “Big” Blaine Trivitt and Greear Sutherland, the efficient guards, who felled the enemy with deadly accuracy The line crashing was about eq ually distributed among Clint wood’s star backfield That Coach Reynolds of Clint wood had assiduously prepared his team for this big card isob vious by the respectable tie score. Line ups follow. G. D. E. R. C. N. G. D. M. H. S. Fleming R.E. Deel R.T. Trivitt R.G. F. Colley C. Sutherland L.G. McCoy L.T. French L.E. Sutherland Q.B. Sutherland (c) R.H. French L.H. Colley F.B. Appalachia B. Collier R.E. Sturgill R.T. Leonard R.G. Mullins G Adams L.G. Holman L.T. Alexander L.E. Stegall Q.B. Shipley R.H. Lawsan L.H. F. Collier F,B. Officials: Referee. Gettie (V. P. I. ) ; Umpire, Morris (Kv. State); Head linesman, Knole, (Norton); Substitutions: Appalachia Bays. Isaacs, Hasty. Hurst, Kendricks, Strong, R. Kendrick, Snodgrass, Guntner. Dickenson Remines and Moore. A grafter by any other name would still be a thief. -o Sometimes a wife can read her husband like a blank book. -o Lots of men secretly envy the tramp’s don’t care disposition. -o The man who is always hunt ing trouble never has need to , borrow any. In the small hours of last Tuesday night, the night of the election of county officers, Nov. 8 1927, were lost in the Court House of Dickenson County, at Clintwood, Va., one number 7 John B. Stetson hat, black, and somewhat worn, the price of which, about four years ago when new, was 88, all of which was paid at time of purchase, and the loss of which the loser can ill afford; and two honestly and most conscientiously cast votes, nither of which was paid for, on whom lost, finder (if ever found) will have to guess. If finder of this invaluable piece of headgear will deliver it at Baptist parsonage on Fre mont St., within earshot (when there is no unusual noise, and especially if any one of our sev eral lawyers is giving himself to alofty burst of eloquence) of the place where lost, the owner will pay for discovery and de livery of same. If the county in which the ,'wo votes were lost will give the loser the enviable honor of haz ardously voting again for the nobly vanquished, he will cheer fully take the same risk over again. Respectfully Submitted M. F. Combs, Loser of both hat and votes. -o The dinner gong and the din ner ring is not always synony mous. -o A dry Republican’s idea of to tal abstinence is never to take another drink until A1 Smith is made President. -o THE OFFICERS ELECTED ON NOVEMBER 8. The officers who will serve the county for the next -four years with their majorities in the e lection just past are as follows: For Commonwealth’s Attron ey Walter B.' Phipps by 331, Sheriff G. F. Kiser by 31; Tre asurer, J. M. Rasnick by 811; Clerk, Lee Stanley by- 450; Com missioner of the Revenue, E. A. Reedy by 554. Of the above Mr. Phipps and Mr. Kiser are Republicans and Mr. Rasnick, Mr. Stanley and Mr. Reedy are Democrats. Phipps defeated J. C. Smith, who was running as an indep endent, Kiser defeated J. H. Anderson, Rasnick defeated E ivens Tiller, Stanley defeated Alva Smith and Reedy defeated W. H. McCoy. The next Board ot Supervis ors of the county will consist of only one of the present incum bents, M. F. Senter of Willis District, who was again return ed to office by his constituency. From the Ervinton District W. E. Compton was elected, from the Sand Lick District, Carl Deel, from the Clintwood Dis trict, W. B. Trivitt, and from the Kennedy District, T. M. Dotson. W. N. Meade, W. P. Moore and S. W. Deel were the three Justices of the Peace elected for Clintwood Magisterial Dis trict, while A. J. Mullins was elected for Overseer of the Poor over Wilburn Mullins, and J. H. Hampilton deftated Willie Fleming for Constable. Editor’s Note: A complete tabulation of the vote of the county and districts will be given in the next issue of this paper. We are unable to obtain it now because they are making the official canvass of the vote and it will be available too late to get in this edition. THRIFT ACCOUNTS STARTED Thrift Bank Flourishing jn Dickenson Memorial High School Farm boys in the vocational agriculture in Dickenson Mem orial high school have invested §853.50 in savings account and §1846.00 in farming since the establishment of a Thrift Bank 12 months ago. Three boys have saved and invested §699.50, an average of §233.29 apiece. The Thrift Bank is run by the boys of the agricultural classes and is sponsortd by the state organization of agricultural students known as the Future Farmers of Virginia. There are bank directors, officers and a cashier just as in large banks. Money deposited by students is put to their accounts in The Dickenson County and The Clintwood Banks. Greear Sutherland leads with $806.50 in savings account and §199.50 invested in farming. He ranks second among the boys of the state according to the Chapter Chats, the official publication of the F. F. V’s. Other students who are mak ing money and practing thrift are: Bascom McCoy, Chalkley Buchanan, Blaine Trivett, Jake Priode, Norman Clay, and Jim McCoy. The Clintwood Bank and Dickenson County Bank are co operating with Mr. J. L. Rey nolds, instructor in agriculture, in cultivating thrift habits a mong the boys. TENTATIVE ALLOCATION OF STATE HIGHWAY CON STRUCTION FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR JULY 1, 1928 TO JUNE 30, 1929. . Estimated Funds Available for Construction. 3 cent Gas Tax $4,894,000.00 Convict Labor 350,000.00 Amtoun Equivalent to 10c Tax .1,937,000.00 Federal Aid _ 1,450,000.00 Overhead and Engineering Exp. • .. 297,000.00 Title Fees and other Collections . 66,000.00 Total Funds Aailable $8,994,000 DEDUCTIONS Overhead and Engineering Exp. .$297,000.00 Filling in Gaps 1,000,000.00 Total Deductions $1,297,000.00 Available to the eight Constru ction Districts $7,697,000.00 Distribution To Districts On ratio the area, population and road mileage of each Dis trict bears to the total area, population and road mileage of the State. DISTRICT Bristol Salem Lynchburg Staunton Culpeper Fredricksburg Richmond Suffolk FUNDS AVAILABLE $957,600.00 1,066,280.00 954.560.00 972.800.00 860.320.00 557.840.00 1.114.160.00 1.116.440.00 BRISTOL DISTRICT Amount Available $957,600.01 Interest on Robertson Ac Loans . 67,600.01 Amount Available to Projects .$890,000.00 Route Designation Amount 111 Reven toward Hanger .$100,000.00 11 Bull Run-Coeburn 95.000.00 26 Wythe County Line-Ricky Gap. 50,000.00 Local News and Personal Mention in Brief Form 11 Tacoma-Norton 224,000.00 11 Claypool Hill-Wardell . 60,000.00 10 Bristol-Abingdon 125,000.00 lltf Bridge over Pound River . 25,000.00 11 Approaches Pisgah Under pass . 10,000.00 10 Approaches Stickleyville Bridge. 6,000.00 10 Intersection Route 102 to wards Hilton .... 100,000.00 117 Pocahontas-West Virginia Line. 24,000.00 117 Bluefield-West Virginia Line . 70,000.00 * *********** « Liitlc Girl Carried ?;■ Three Miles by Wind zi; Rock Springs, Texas.—An ap y’ parently well-founded story that y; Myrl Rurrows, six, one of the un jl injured survivors of the tornado <;> catastrophe here, was carried y; three miles by the twister and zt gently dropped, was given cre y deuce here among Red Cross re 15 lief workers. The child, who said the wind t' “carried me away,” was found y three miles from the demolished z: home of her parents, under cir y cumstances discrediting any the y ory that she coufd have wan 8 dered to that spot. << The youngster said she was » dropped there by the wind. | 1 USE HANGMAN’S ROPE TO ESCAPE Prisoners Slide From Roof on Death Line. Columbia, Miss.—By means of the ropes used In the execution In the Marion county jail here last year of Jeff Wallace for wife murder, H. F. McKeown, alleged embezzler, and John Sherwood, charged with the theft of an automobile, recently made their escape from jail in broad daylight. McKeown and Sherwood made theii way to the attic of the jail by climb ing upon the cells and going through a trap door in the overhead ceiling. With the hangman's rope tied to an other long rope used by Sheriff Iiran ton in springing the death trap, the prisoners, after emerging from the attic onto the roof, let themselves to the ground unobserved and made good their escape from the city. Their absence was discovered by a passer-by seeing the long rope hang ing from the roof in (he bustile. Offi cers were notified and soon the slierill and deputies were hurrying in all di rections in quest of the fugitives Those who went on the west side o' Pearl river soon overtook McKeowi near Jamestown, five miles from town Young Sherwood lias not yet beet located, but the sheriff lias informa tion Indicating that he crossed Pear! river at the steel bridge and was mak ing his way to the north, his destina tion presumably being Frankfort, ill. his home town. McKeown, before his trouble, re sided here and was a salesman for i packing company, whose funds he 1 alleged to have embezzled. When nr rested two years ago he was release! on bond signed by local citizens. He soon disappeared and was no located until last week, when lie wa taken into custody at Baton Ilougi La., under the name of A. F. New man, just as he with his pretty younr wife were arranging to leave for Okla homa. Beats Wife to Death in Hunt for Savings New York.—Tile lure of u few hun dred dollars, which he believed his wife, Helen De Mars, sixty years old, had concealed in her stockings, caused Kdward De Mars, fifty-eight, to heat her to death with a hammer in their West Seventy-first street apartment, he confessed recently. The woman's body, with head crushed, was found lying across the bed. Her stockings, in which she was accustomed to put money she collect ed from some 20 roomers in tiie house, were slit from the tops down. De Mars said he had found no money in his wife’s stockings as he expected. The police declared Mrs. De Mars had several thousand dollars in a savings bank and had made out a will leaving $7,000 to her husband. She also had at least one insurance policy for $1,1X10 of which he was the beneficiary. De Mars, six feet tall and weighing ^ more than 200 pounds, was an iron Emmet and Walter Lee Rush of Richmond were visiting their parents Mr. and Mrs. W. C. D. Rush this week. Mr. Fred Damron who has been working in Floyd County is at home this week. Mr. Morris Phipps of Rich mond, was in town this week. Senator R. E. Chase, who is in Roanoke Hospital, is improv ing and is expected home in a very short time. Mr. W. C. D. Rush has gone to Richmond to the hospital. Miss Alcie Chase of Tazewell is visiting htre this week. • • Mr. and Mrs. Bill Christopher of Jenkins, spent the week end with Mrs. Chistopher’s parents Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Kelley. Miss Irene Draper spent the week-end with home folks at Big Stone Gap, Va. Mr. Bruce Deel and Luke May, of Johnson City, spent the week end visiting the formers parents Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Deel at Clintwood. Miss. Mildred Lambert has returned from a visit to Jenkins Ky Mr F. Q Raines and family left today for Pickens S. C. where Fred has accepted a po sition with Appalachian Lumber Co., as engineer. We are very glad indeed that the election is over, maybe some of the candidates can sleep good now and let everybody else do the same thing. We hope what of them went up “salt river” are not “sea sick”. Mr. Jake Priode is repored very ill with a “bum” foot. The subscribers will under stand that we are late this week on account of getting all the e lection news possible. The small boy makes a home run when he hears his mother calling him. o A resolute man is often found to be remarkably shy on resol utions. -o It is easy to secure the worlds good opinion if you have the price. -o Though the world may owe every man a living only the pre istent collector gets it. -o A good misses in the chorus is apt to aid the opera in mak ing a hit. -o The average man isn’t half ;o anxious to bet on a sure thing is those behind the game are to ave him do so. worker, but in the lust ten years bail worked at odd jobs. The De Mars were married iiO years ago in Norris town, l*a. Mother Slays Baby to Send It to Hczven Fraekvllle, Pa.- Mrs. Mary K. Ilcine, aged twenty-seven, of Fraekvllle, is in the county .hill nt PottsviUe, charged with shooting to dentil her three-und a-half-yeur-old son, William, an only child, ns he slept in his bed. "Now I am sure he is in heaven,” said Mrs. Heine, after she fired four bullets at the child. Two of the lull lets went through the hoy's head and he died in the State hospital, Kotin* tain Springs. Mrs. Heine was committed to the county jail by Squire Purnell. She ie believed to have been temporarily in sane. She has been melancholy for some weeks. Her mother, Mrs. Peter Franks, hearing the shots, rushed into the child's bediooni, and with tlie help of Mrs. Snyder, a neighbor, wrested the revolver from her daughter’s hand. Mrs. Heine appeared calm n short time after the shooting. Blow Restores Memory Toronto.—After losing his memory twenty-live years ago and wandering over the world as a seaman, Frank Burgess has regained his faculties as a result of a blow on the head by a falling tree. When lie recovered con sciousness he was able to recall past experiences In Australia and South American porta.