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The Only Newspaper In Ti VOL. 1. NO. 47. CLINTWOOD, DICKENSON COUNTY VIRGINIA, THURSDAY, THREE HURT IN FIGHT Clintwood, Va., Dec. 7. -Rar mon Mullins 50, and son Clovis 21 were very Badly cut and bru ised, when they and Bud Flem ing, 22 became engaged in a fi ght with Jack Robinson 26, anti two of Robinsons younger bro thers. Last Sunday night, on Brush Creek. The farmer Rob inson was very badly hurt,whi le the younger Robinsons esca ped without injury. The exact cause of the battle is not known to the writer but it is thought that the crowd was mostly all drinking freely. It is alledged that Jack Robin son started the fray with the younger Mr. M'ullihs and tha; he was using a small pocket kn ife as a weapon, from which the latter sustained several very bad cuts. Then entered the fat her of Mullins who also receiv ed several cuts from t.,e same knife. The two were making po or headway until Robinsons at tention was directed to Flem ing and gave them a cnance to grasp weapons and detenu them selves. They armed themselves with a baseball bat and a 22 ri fle of which the latter was bro ken over the head of Jack Rob mson, he also received a blow from that bat, about the same time, and pretty soon the fracus tyas over. Seeing their brother knocked out the two youngei Robinsons immediately left the seen, and did not return for so me minuts. Fleming did not re ceive noticeable injury only a cut fhirt. The injured came to Suther lands Hospital Sunday night for treatment and bandages. Some part of the crowd were lodged in the county jail, just how many is not known to us. KNIGHTS PLAY GRUNDY HIGH 0-0 GAME Clintwood, Va. Dec, 8—The Knights of the Gumerlands play ed the Grundy High School an interesting tie game here last Saturday, the score standing at 0-0 at the close of the game. This was the most interesting and hardest fought game of the season on the local ground. We are very sorry that we cannot give more details and the line Ups, but we were unable to get the data. . f ************ COM' YE L iKS SERIOUS Harvard Uuiversity’s com mission on “Economic Rese arch” predicting prosperity for 1928sees nothing to worry bus seiness, finance or anything else well managed, no danger in “unwieldy inventories, over production or trouble in trans portation.” James Speyer, an able Hank er, whose father, grand father and great-grandfather v finance before him says: y ask ‘how long will pre h.y last?’ This country’s 1 condition is prosperity. If wc act like sensible men, pre "par ity should last indefinet>. ly like health in a healthy man. Our national inheritance is incalcu lable, inexhaustible. Why sho uld this nation be anything but prosperous as long as it retains energy and common sense?” The Harvard University com mission favors a continueation of an “easy money” policy by the Federal Reserve Bank. A san* recommendation. In the world’s richest country only ’’•'"r'ous money lenders would des re anything but easy mon ey, which to prosperity, indust *ry and new enterprises, is like water and fertilizer to soil. ******** Be Specific “Was it you I kissed at Bob's last Tuesday?” “About what time?” I CARRYING A GUN DDES M INCREASE CRIME -o There is a lot of talk about how to reduce the crime wave and one of the first suggestio ns is to prohibit the owner ship of firearms. This would remove protect ion which the private citizen has against burglary, robery nd assault, but it would not b 'her him at all to go a step further and procure arms con trary to the law, smuggled in ui other sources. The fact that the private cit n cor: Id not lawfully buy ar vs would make the work of the hug just that much easier. The logical way to reduce ime is to assure speedy pun i-hment, also to provide that the use of a gun or any other form of concealing weapon in commiting a crime should de mande an increased sentence, ”'ith no possibility of probation or suspended sentence. The average American citi zen enjoys target practice and he enjoys hunting. It is healthy mort and recreation. Why sho H he be prohibited the use of n "un on the theory that this will prevent the use of guns by criminals? Why not make the penalty doubly severe on the criminal using a gun, instead of penalizing a law-abiding cit izen who uses a gun for legit imate purposes? To orohibit the manufacture and sale of small arms in order to prevent crime, would be eq ”ivalent to prohibiting the man I ’’facture and sale of automobi-' es to prevent reckless drivers from inflicting injury on the public. * **0 ******** I MH0D1ST BRAZMR >}t y I/C :Jc ;J< ;J; ***** The ladies of the Methodist their annual Christmas bazaar o be held at the home of Mrs. A. A. Skeen on Wednesday, De cember 14, at 2: 30 o’clock. You are cordially invited to present. Committee Mrs. J. C. Damron Mrs. A. A. Skeen Mrs. D. G. Kelly 9a GALLON SfiLL CAPTURED i Clintwood, Va., Dec. 6—C. S. Colley Prohibition agent, Miles Sykes J. P. and S. J. Colley De puty Seriff, report the capture of a ninety five gallon still, 1000 gallon of beer, 125 pounds of sugar and about 9 gallon of liq uor. The officers do not report the capture of an operator, nor do they say who the operator aii'-ht have been. The outfit was captured in the car! of Pound river near the residence of Dick Whitt, near the mouth of Brush Creek whe re it is thought to have been op rerating for some time. It was found about 1500 feet from the "rest running water, in the end of a spur. The men operat in" it had used about 1800 feet of rubber hose to run the water to the place. SUPERVISORS HSLD tog here wed: The Board of Supervisors met at its regular meeting at the Court House this week, and transacted coniderable business Considerable amount of money was paid out to the many elect ion officials who held the elect ion last November. Also an ord er entered taking all of the pau pers off the pauper list. It is .rather difficult to understand jjust what the Board meant by I "Companionate ” Aubrey Roselle, the groom, is back at college and his bride, Josephine Haldeman-Julius Ro selle, is at her father’s Girard»Kan sas, home, as agreed before their much discussed “companionate marriage” which allows each the' option of reconsidering the vows at a later date. this last order. If heretofore they are not proper charges oh the county why were they not denied aid? If they are proper charges on the county why this action ?. Also an order was entered, transfering $13,000 from the county fund to the payment of the indebtedness of the Erv inton District for road building This county fund • is Supposed to be used in paying the gen eral expenses of the county which usually amounts to about $25,000. Now if half of this fund is gone, what will the co unty do for it’s general running expences. However, we suppose that it is not for a newspaper man to know all about such things. NEW FARM POWER Pi ANT NOW AVAILABLE A new development in elect ric light and power plants foi farm use will be available in this community immediatly, ac cording to E. D. Sutherland loc al represenative of the Delco Light Company, subsidary of General Motors. The Delco Light Company has announced development of a new plant wh ich is a combination of the fam iliar type of electric plant which uses storage batteries, and the automatic plant,. which delivers current direct from the gener ator, without use of bateries at all. "ihe new combination p'.uit, which is now being pi..,- d in hands of dealers everywhere, has a storage battery in n to the automatic equi; no says Mr. Sutherland. ‘V • > only a few lights or a small p \> - er ioad is turned on, the curre t is taken from the battery, with out starting the engine and with out consumption of fuel. But when a heavier load is connected the power source is switched from the batteries to the gener ates provoding a strong, stad.y current as long as it is required, thus making it unnecessary to draw current from the battery. “The new model combines all the outstanding advantages of the battery charging and the automatic type of farm electric plants,’’ says Mr. Sutherland. “With this type of plant, perfec ted by the world’s largest manu facturer of equipment of this kind, the storage battery lasts longer because it is used less. The generates pulling a full load, operate at maximum effi ciency at all t’mes. This new :i: * * * # $ * ?Jc EAYJ LOCALS Mr. Earl Jackson and Mr. G. B. Sutherland visited Mir. Arth ur Tiller who is verv ill in tht Richlands Hospital last Mon. and Tues. rl lie Appalachia Power Co. men are wording 1 ...a. ; o as to give us iigijis s n as ; . s ibllo. we are iu . t-> i ve lights in about , - Mr. Henry She ■ family will leave about o t m month, to spe...i.' ne will take Chris: i . at is home in Clintwoc Vs. The Jinysi Bat . i_ 11 ■ rn have not quit piv. diking since winning i -n f t .n. '■ f the coto;.; it thorn i-. 1 di t i • e> i.... i ...... G LuU hi . i iinl/luIV imiCAenscit County "was very weii represents ;t me road meeting hem at ihuaski, la. on uee. 7. Tno \ rere 0. j. Mullins, vv. B. Pnipps, E. P. - 1 bucneriaud, Mrs. J. iv. Damron, vugima namrcn, VV. W. Pres ley, iv. Vv. I rat ; . vv. M. iMc ivtus, Geo. C. buuKi'umd, C. M. jones, Aiirca may, D. m. Sow-1 a run, j. t*. Sumerland, S. H. | Sutnerlanu anu iita Gray. | T iicy nopeci to secure a hard sumace roau irom Georges .fork to Pound, \ a., aitnouyn tney aid not stay until cne meeting was over to iina out exactly wnat j .was done. We are hoping to he- ' ar in tile near future that we have been allowed enough mon ey to hardsuriace an outlet from IticKenson County, and make travel possible c*. . year around. l' Tms newspapy certainly thanks the dek t '.if for what it did in tr; . tie this road, as th re ta that I could possible t greater help to a county ; 1ms par ticular piece of road would be to Dick, iisoii v.; it . Among our It, c~, ; ates, four made speeches before the com mission and di: : •• tne sit uation thorough*”. The speak ers were, Geo. C. Sutherland |L. N. Soward.y 3!. edit r iland and W. H. Nickels. Mcrwc? i'^v/ LI:/:. c Os!.., N >r\vny.- . fame mil vr.,v \vi ' greatest i ..a;.; the world. The .\Y. w pie, coiiclu-■ a man and v.-;:,■ agree In si oar;!to. I lo it. 1 >i \ oi'i in li lt right. n -ads in. and no I in and A man ami !• till' in. Tin y p: ■ t: ' and i •; ia i«\ In to Ihinl; ii a lilt'll l-nil! and to: -■ tan v:. cd a a. ; '■ i i operative. a for oilhor c ■ <■ end of tills and linslcmd nr bwnnirs a!) l. II 1: .d ill I i is. m 1 ii! id ; : i■ ir::■ i;-id, a 1 . > id n ” rani - v.dil ii Ii : y lif" y 'a:- At th * v. Iiiidi wife Ii' ;> apart—divotm lilt a. model, like all cJ;h- r. m ' will one rate a water system, a Frigidaire and ad other i |x- of of electric household equipm -rt, by making the usu 1 oonnectiun. “The D-. l«o - Jdyhi C nnnany recently ton!? over a lot >;rr fact or”. with better manufacturing facilties. The n w combination plant is the first addition to our line to come from the new fact ory. It is an engineering trium ph, being low in first cost as well as in operating cost. It sells at a price so resonable that | everv farm owner can have Local and Personal ! in Brief Form Wichita, F few worn; 11 ' ■ ■ - try, -Mrs. '■■■ '■ ! Fails, also is , operator. i'eginnirg : l ' i t Worth, - rs. Itowan in t lie nati - :ong the 1 . f >r sale was ji 1 < in Ileevex can: ’>. <i.iys before la.: (•:;::::: oi 1 -proci Drills Own V'. Flie acquired a lar: ' ' '■ F ■ R; : ves county iani] for I: . : divided and sold ■ 1 About the time site w.i*" 1 1 i the land on the un’.rhet, I1 • r.rr-r oil well in Hint section, “ea i; • a result oil leases on Sirs. Row. : land were sought by I. :ge oil cone It was not long before she formed her own' company and started drllii. : wens. She went out in the (til field.*, dealt with hard-boiled drilling crews. pipe liners and others, and directed In r work personally. “Dolinin" overalls, she climbed derricks and sometimes assisted in pullin'.' casing. Not long ago site made a ‘‘location” for ipi oil well in Texas. The terri tory was “condemned” by geologists, but Mrs. Rowan's well proved to lie a producer. Real Estate Invector. Recently she invested a large part of her money in Fort Worth real estate. One" lot for which die paid SliO.LXiO brought her an offer of $110. U00 a few weeks later. Despite her aehievetm s:s. Mrs. Rowan is still nu:-..tidied. “I am working every da; and some times nights,” she says, “• ml expect to he doing the same thing for several years before I call my:-• i a success.” L.i t: :»: ■ ~h fpf/o II 0 cn f " r o r- n /i«5Aw Ji iun i . • - » Brooklyn Man Pro port cf C rv.. and Rsc; rate Ra ti Washington.- .. ing from No. Brooklyn, to ' :i says the gov< to > 000.0(10 i • elimina: ha o! (JitiollS is. ca in .. Sits.” Tin. >". • period f. i he .•on Mr. Kina'. time iV.r f,; Washington inclement \v it is 1 conditions accordin : to iinnncinl ad in.::;iiii'i ij'n : . King wrote. "in the v.v •:* con i ; entire a l: Kcs ol' N; mt'iti vnluaii ; led in i i. other i won I. to of tty • * t .. Air. Kill;; r ns « <*<. .ill Cj| ili.i “To combine t i ; m .. . i- J'lo.'s \\ it 1:e*t bo i;n\ i ,o." •The letter i.; Cti/ol'nIIy I co. lies with ii, on a ^ :> ii: : ;; /-.• uie O'd Law Brir^s V:. Paris.— A law passed in is;to undo. Napoleon 1)1 has caused consternation an-us housewives and rcstuurain It , pers . ho do their own canning and preserving. Nome hookworm employee nnear;l:c.s in tlie dusty tiles of tlie health hoard otiices the never-applied law tliat ah dwellers in cities where lliere is an octroi or municipal customs la\. win can or preserve meat, vegetables 01 fruit, are hound to declare thorn to tin octroi tax coltcclm and pay the tax lust a,s if they had been brought In ready made from the outside. Failure to malic 'he declaration pro vidos for a tine oi from $-t to SN anil confiscatin'. The city needs the money, so collectors have already be gun operations on the restaurants. to F Our Christmas line will be on display next week. Watch for our ud. \, : will have everything ;>ou w the way of gifts lo. s, t..ac, s and in fact w'^ry thing you want or need, bilver Moon, Clintwood, Va. . r. Wiley Compton, super v i, r-elect, was in town Tues. ;, a: a lying as supervisor and a if ending to other business. -•i’. H. L. Cassity and fam moved to McClure this week . ~'e Mr. Cassity is employ ee Ritter Lumber Co. We ay they are moving out of ut it is understood that - will return in the spring, •axe roads open up. pictures of the new Ford ' - 1 11 display at the Cumber dor Co. created much in m Clintwood. Everybody to be interested in the 1 rd whether they expect car or not. • congress 01 tiie United ( livened on Dec. The - -i subjects as Farm Re x i jod Control of the Miss ; 1 Riverand many other - . s riant questions of interest wel-fare of the Nation. - r. Samuel T. Isom, of Ash land Ky. was in town during the past week-end. His many frien ds in Clintwood were glad to see him. It will be recalled by many oi the people of this community that he was a student at this place some years ago, and later wa; . one of the best teachers in Dickenson Cjiunty. He is now employed by the C.&O. rail-road at Ashland, Ky. While in Clintwood Mr. Isom preached an able sermon at the Babtist church. All who heard him were delighted. Mr. Columbcs Phipps spent the first few days of this week in Washington D. C. A good many people from all Parts of the county attended the Supervisors meeting here last Tuesday. Dr .f.A.Somers, Eye Special ist, Will be at, SC Paul, Va.(Blue Sulphur Hotel) Dec. 12., Leban on, (Easterley’s Drug Store) Dec. 13., Dante, Dec. 14., Clint wood, Dec. 15., Fremont, (Club House) Dec. 16., Clinchco, Dec. '7., Haysi, Dec. 19. For the pur nr ' of examining the eyes and HG'ng glasses. I: leben Shortt is now oversee i’W the road from Clintwood to • 'r: rges Fork. r'n- Branham, Gus Steele F.E.Kennady motored to 1 on Wednesday by way of Pound. ... ; ^ ifi * * * % * Now That’s Settled ■ (aft'".- breaking in on a '"g)—“You know I’ve never me: you.” so (indignantly)—“Do y<ou who you are dancing W 'I-')?” ^ “No.” • o' are dancing with the "hi or of a United Sta ■nator.” mi you know who you’re with?” • i erested)—“Why no.” vylking away)—“Nobo hty—Naughty markable how many meanings an alleged "diidod person can find in ■ iy respectable joke. We Wonder ar the latest styles are - hat clothes will match the : hair. ' (’ wonder what will happen Then— , < ! ! Baldy—will he dare? Double Action Some people wash their faces Uooh Dawnin' in de sink— th use a drinking fountain, \r>d does it while Ah drink. Reasonable Ccrdu: I see the tops on these cars are much lower than last year. Rov- Yeah. Cnttin’ down the overhead.