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VOL. 1. NO. 44. CLINTWOOD, DICKENSON COUNTY ViEQNIA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1927. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE The “Knights of the Cumber land”, rode to their defeatt last Saturday at St. Paul Va., where they expected to play The St. Paul High School, but instead, to their surprise, they only play ed part of the High School team while the rest of the team was made up of three or four from Emery and Henry College, c.f Emory, one from King College, Bristol and two railroad emploj - e. s of St. Paul,. The score at the end of thii unmatched game stood 31-7 a gainst the boys of the Dicken son Memoral High. This show'; that the St. Paul High Schoc 1 boys were afraid to tackle th i “Knights” by themselves and forced to throw away the sport for the sake of winning the game. ***** * ROANOKE RANKS THIRD IN POPULATION OF VIRGINIA CITIES ******** Richmond, Va., Nov 16—Roan oke is given third place among the cities of Virginia, replacing Portsmouth, which for many years has held this position, in the estimate of total population of Virginia cities, just issued by the University of Virginia and released through the State Cha - mber of Commerce. According to the figures in the Statistical Survey of Virg inia, the total population of Richmond on July 1, 1926, was 189,000;-of Norfolk, 174,000; of Roanoke, 61,900; and of Ports mouth, 59,900. These figures are based on estimates of the Fedral Bureau of Omens, accor ding to the survey. The population of other Virg inia cities follow: Newport Acv.s, -xS.ojij; Alexandria, id, —to,500; Peter i^iiivn.e, 2d,20n r — - ■ j. i,20u, Staunton ■‘-■'.ouo; Suiroll:, 10,400; Win c-- oter, l.uJo, Scuta ‘Norfolk. ■ ■! Bristol, 7,,0u; Iiarrison v i»i ton Forge, '‘ TOO, ■* ■ ‘ icksburg, 5,900; Raaior-.i, ^>uena vista, 4,400; Hopc v,: 11, 1,297. Ine iigurcs shows the aver-> age population of Virginia ch i'- ■■ to be 24,986. Twenty-one nv.m.cipalities are listed. * .p * * * * * * jfc * bl/riu iiiiiaiisilliU 0—0—0—0 I- n Roaus, va., Nov, - ■ .• *4V ; —ip con Roads are;1, L; - c'„ .cei:ng Liu.- si.;.; hi business consiaered general tnrbughout the country to a ve O <~"ivat uo,,ree. Some slight increase in imimployment was noted in October and the early part of November, but the em ployment agencies reported th at the demand for labor was a bcut holding it’s own in most lines. This condition was not considered grave. Retail trade was-about cn par with last year after a late start due to unseas onable weather. The real estate business was on a firm footing and shipping was holding it’s own. Coal dumping for October were but haif of what they we re for the corresponding month last year, but last year’s reco rd is attributed to the British coal strike. October 1927 dump ings were 1,546,043 tons as ag ainst 8,047,333 in 1926, but su -wed an increase over the prec eding month, September, which had a total of 1,539,576 tons. The Norfolk and Western Railroad handled 510,508 tons last month, the Virginian 384, 175 and the Chespeake and Ohio, 651,360. Cotton traffic showed a star tling increase over September October receipts at Norfolk we re 61,919 bales; shipments, 33, 401 bales and exports 25,425 bales as against September’s receipts, 9,542 bales; shipments 11,119 bales and exports, 8,805 bales. Figures for apple exports we re almost at nothing whereas last year at the corresponding time more than 50,000 barrels had been exported. Shippers pr edict a heavier movement with in the next few weeks. Shipper s in general is fair, comparing favorable with last year except in the two items mentioned-coal and apples. Tce tobacco traffic is heavy at the present season but figures are not yet availab le. Those in close touch with the situation believe the season wi ll be about as good as last. The various shipyards on Hampton Roads are active, and with the appropriations to be approved by Congress fcr the building of cruisers, busy months are seen ahead. ARLINGTON HAN FEWER ONE RO'M SCHOOLS Richmond, Va., Nov. 17 — There are fewer one room sch ools in the county of Arlington than in ony other county in the state of Virginio, according to figures which the University of Virginia has compiled and re2 leased through the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce. Arlington county has but 9.1 percent of her schools of this type. The most one room school houses are in Craig County, where the figures compiled by the University of Virginia show 81.8 per cent. Higland and Bla nd are the only other counties with more than 75 per cent of their schools of this type. According to the University’s figures more than 52 per cent | of Virginia schools are of the [one room variety, while sixty | counties have fifty per cent or I more of one room schools. The [University’s figures were culled from statistics in the annual re port of the State Superinten dent of Public Instruction for the 1925-26 session. . EAC3ERS AND PAR ENTS MEETS AT RICH MOND NOV. 23 AND 25 Richmond, Va., November. 18. — (• mplete program for the the Virginia Congress of paren ts and Teachers which meets in this city November 22 and 25, inclusive, has been announced by Mrs. Harry Semones, presi dent of the organization. Pre-ccnvention meetings of the Executive Board and the State Board of Managers, and the registration of delegates will take up the first day of the convention. Mayor J. Fulmer Bright, of Richmond will make the addr ess of the welcome at the seco nd day’s session. Mrs. W. H. Dunn, vice-president of the Vir Original American In Presidential Pvac* toltot Charles Curt vs, of Kan sas, Republican Whip in the Seri* ■M, «m (a whose veins flows the Mom ai Owi;'. and Kaw Indians, <Ba unointcj hi; entry into the rate for the Ihrpablican Presiden tial nomination utxl year. Senator Curtis, as a young boy, was •» wira »i«* •i.ci-courst iockey. ginia Congress of Parents and Teachers will respond. Address and report ox the State presid ent will he followed by a talk by Miss Cornelia Adair, President of the National Education As sociation on “Mastery of Tools, Technic and Spirit of Learning. She will be followed by Dr. Ira Walton Drew, of the Drew Chil dren Hospital, Philadelphia on “Neglected Children”, and Dr. George Preston, Physhiatrist, Children’s Memoral Clinic, Rich mond, whose subject has not been announced. A round table discussion will complete the morning session. Mrs. Ferba Coxton, State Board of Health, Richmond, will open the after noon meeting withan address on “Mental Hy gene. Eugene T. Lies of New York City, is scheduled to talk on the “Wise Use of Leisure”. Others who will speak the sec ond day are: Mrs. John Hassin ger, Abingdon, Miss Lydia Stew art, Baltimore, Mrs E. M. Coul ter Roanoke, Mrs f. E. Roberts, Cuase City, and Miss M. R. Lem on, Field Secretary of the Virg inia Congress of Parents and Teachers. A round table discussion con ducted bj» Mrs. Charles Roe and reports of the various commit tees will take un the morning of the last day cf toe Convention. Wiley 31. Sv/ifv, n ■ Gen ACCOMAC COUNTY SEEMS UNHEALTHY -o-. Richmond, Va., November,16 —Statistics just released thro I ugh the Virginia State Cham ber of Commerre show that Ae ornac County has the highest infant mortality rate in the ! State, death claiming 144 und r one year of every 1,000 bir lIis. Bath County is second, 136 of every 1,000 births, dying be fore attaining the age of one year. Thirtee* other counties, Prince Edward, Lancaster, Prin •cess Anne, Sussex, Nansemond New Kent, Prince George, Sou •Tathews, Righland and James | City brave an infant mortality of over 100 for every 1,000 bir ; ths. Stafford county has the low est, only 36 out of each 1,000 children born, dying before re aching one year of age. Greene ounty is next with 38 out of every 1,000. These statistics, which have been complied by Dr. Wilson 'ree and J. J. Corson, III of the I University of Virginia’s Rese arch Department, show that the infant mortality rate for the entire state is 80 out of ev ery 1,000 dirths, while the ave rabe per county is 78 of every 1,000. IOSE AUTOMOBILE 'INSURANCE Richmond Va, November 16 Automobile insurance premi ums received in the United States in 1925 reached §307, 386,230, according to statistics complied by Dr. Wilson Gee one! J. J. Corson, III, of the Univer sity of Virginia, an average of §15.40 on every car insured. New York paid the largest sum of the §63,604,807 being received from citizens of the state, or §32,477,254 more than her nearest rival, California. These figures given New York an average of §39.13 automobil insurance premiums on each car. Although total premiums received per car, §30.46. Nevada, which paid §134,014 in insurance premiums holds last place among the states. Wyoming and Yewmexico are next with less than §300,000 in total premiums received. South Dakota, although paying §562, 496 in premiums, holds last place in premiums received per car, §3.22. eral Secretary of the National Child Labor Committee will speak at the afternoon session which will take place in the John Marshall High School A il itorium. Re will be followed by Miss Mary McSkinnon, Brook- ! line Mass., who will make the closing address. Local News and Personal Mention in Brief Form Each state averaged in pre miums received, §6,273,188, and ini premiums received on each car, SI 1.94. * * *• :j: $ * $ * * % James Kyle and J. L Brown of Rural Retreat, Wythe County M. Garst, of Salem Roanoke Go and. Stuart Cassell (alternate) Rural Retreat compose the ju dging' team that will repersent Virginia in tne National Live stck Judging Contest to be held at Kansas City Mo., in connect ion with the American Royal Livestock Show, Nov. 14-15-16. these boys have been students of vocational agriculture in the m respective high schools for from two to four years and have secured considerable experien ce in ail types of work with live stock. Mr. J. 0. Hoge, instruct or in vocational, agriculture, at Rural Retreat High School, Wythe County, will accompany the team as coach. These young men demonst rated their superiority as live stock judges in the state-wide centest held last April at Black sburg, Va. They ranked as the four highest men in the entire contest ilf which 250 boys from 75 different schools were en gaged. During the past month the team and their coach have been working very hard in final pre paration for the judging at Kan sas City. In addition to securing practice in judging livestock in their home counties, they have have made several trips to the State College at Blacksburg to take advantage of the excellent stock there ond in the surroun ding Country. The contest at Kansas City is the National Livestock Judging Contest for students in vocat ional agriculture throughout the country. Competition will be very keen, as 35 states will be repersented by teams who will compete in judging cattle, hors es, sheep and hogs. It Is said the rank and file of tlie armies in Nicaragua have no idea what they are fighting for. 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E. Chase has ret urned from Roanoke where he has been very ill in the hospital. Mrs. C. J. Mullins went to Roanoke to accompany Mr. Ch~ i ase home. Mr. and Mr’s W. P. Raines motored to Grundy Va. , last Saturday and spent the night at Mrs. Raines’s parents Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Hurley. ********* The Dickenson County High School foot-ball team will play the Grundy Presbyterian Scho ol at (_• .ntwood Saturday. Miss Gladys Colley and Jess, ie Neel. Were visiting friends at Haysi, last week end. Mrs. J. C. Mullins, of Haysi, was visiting relatives here Mon.. and. Tues.. * * ± A * Mr. Bascom Damron, “Jum bo” Rush and Luther Ratliff were home from Emory last week end. ******** Mrs. I. R. Damron and daugh ter Virginia, motored to Brist ol Friday. ******** Mr. Earl Dodson is moving to town. Dr. J. A. Somers, will be at, Cvinchco Nov. 18 and 19. Hafsi Nov. 21. Clintwood Nov. 22. Fre mont, Mrs. Wilsons, Nov. 23. Me Clure Cub House Nov. 24. For the purpose of examining the eyes and fitting glasses. “AdequateAn adjective used al most exclusively li.v theater reviewers to describe any obscure actor who got through the performance without trip ping over a rug. The boys going to Chinn believe that there will he hut little work for them to do and instead of coming back with a Victoria cross will he content with a laundry mark. Probably the nearest tiling to utter unemployment, without being a public charge, is to send questionnaires around to college boys to prove some thing sensational. What is also needed in our fair land Is a small acetylene torch outfit for household purposes, such as disinter ring Hip kippenal herring from the" key winding can. There are ti.nno.t'.io bridge players Iti the United States, so vs an author ity on tl e cone Of ibis number a great many tak- it ,o seriously that It is not a r l.ixai’on, T' we had onl\ t",vo Hip trouble to write down the trier's of those proph ets who said it would lie a hard win ter. we 111 i 111 get a collection of price winning nlMils. Thorp Is hound to eome a time when you feel that after ail the correct answer in PI t per cent of the queries Included in Ik" one tion games is, “Inn'S it matter?” Paris boasts of an e-p-lush-p restau rant where the eliarge for dinner Is KJO a plate. Mo t of the American baseball stars get that amount for lust going to the plate. Odd StylS3 Feature .! Weddings in Africa Boma, Belgian Congo.—Natives of the 'emote Kasai region of Africa have taken u liking to the fashions of civil, cation. “Tiie first converted native couples I married,” raid l ather Achllle de Munster, a missionary in the district for the last -0 yearn, "wore nothing but a loin doth. But you should see them now. KecenUy 1 married 15 cou ples. They all sported wiiite suits amt the bride", wore shoes and hats and their black faces were literally powdered white. “Heme had on one White shoe and one black. They seemed to think that was the height of chic.” One bridegroom, father Munster said, fainted from the heat and ids costume of two pairs of trousers, two shirts, two vc .s, wvo coats and a tight collar.