THE DICKENSON COUNTY HEARLD
The Only Newspaper In The County.
CLINTWOOD, DICKENSON COUNTY VIRGINIA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1927.
$1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
ONE KILLED ANOTHER
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.
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
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
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
six players were utilized by the
Appalachians to thirteen for
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
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
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.
D. M. H. S.
F. Colley C.
Sutherland (c) R.H.
B. Collier R.E.
F. Collier F,B.
Officials: Referee. Gettie (V.
P. I. ) ; Umpire, Morris (Kv.
State); Head linesman, Knole,
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.
Sometimes a wife can read
her husband like a blank book.
Lots of men secretly envy the
tramp’s don’t care disposition.
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
M. F. Combs,
Loser of both hat and votes.
The dinner gong and the din
ner ring is not always synony
A dry Republican’s idea of to
tal abstinence is never to take
another drink until A1 Smith is
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
OF STATE HIGHWAY CON
STRUCTION FUNDS FOR
THE FISCAL YEAR JULY 1,
1928 TO JUNE 30, 1929.
. Estimated Funds Available
3 cent Gas Tax $4,894,000.00
Convict Labor 350,000.00
Amtoun Equivalent to 10c Tax
Federal Aid _ 1,450,000.00
Overhead and Engineering Exp.
• .. 297,000.00
Title Fees and other Collections
Total Funds Aailable $8,994,000
Overhead and Engineering Exp.
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
Amount Available $957,600.01
Interest on Robertson Ac
Loans . 67,600.01
Amount Available to Projects
Route Designation Amount
111 Reven toward Hanger
11 Bull Run-Coeburn 95.000.00
26 Wythe County Line-Ricky
Local News and Personal
Mention in Brief Form
11 Tacoma-Norton 224,000.00
11 Claypool Hill-Wardell
10 Bristol-Abingdon 125,000.00
lltf Bridge over Pound River
11 Approaches Pisgah Under
pass . 10,000.00
10 Approaches Stickleyville
10 Intersection Route 102 to
wards Hilton .... 100,000.00
117 Pocahontas-West Virginia
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.
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
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
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
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
Miss. Mildred Lambert has
returned from a visit to Jenkins
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
A resolute man is often found
to be remarkably shy on resol
It is easy to secure the worlds
good opinion if you have the
Though the world may owe
every man a living only the pre
istent collector gets it.
A good misses in the chorus
is apt to aid the opera in mak
ing a hit.
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
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*
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
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