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Volume 3
No. 7
Clintwood, Va., Thursday, July 6, 1939
By E. R. Beverly
Ralph O’Dell, the St. Paul prod
uct, started driving up a one way
street in the wrong direction. A
cop came running from a restaur
ant, calling out some warning.
Ralph stopped, and the flatfoot
said: “You drive up that way and
then you’ll be saying, ‘Good morn
ing, Judge.’ The Judge, he’ll say,
‘Four dollars and ten cents.’ ”
John C. Buchanan and E. R.
Beverly drove down to Williams
burg and Jamestown last Sunday.
They report visible Indian sign
but no Indians.
The betting in this state cap
ital is that the first announce
ment for Governor of Virginia
will come from Senator Bill Tuck.
Herman P. Thomas, a Dicken
son County boy, is professor of
ecnomics at Richmond University.
A. relief client from Buchanan
County came down to the State
Department of Public Welfare the
other day. He told them he came
to get him some clothes.
One is somehow reminded that
all of the governors of this state
during the present century, ex
cept Governor Mann, has at some
time or other visited Dickenson
A Dickensonian, now working
in Richmond, tells of an experi
ence while traveling in the moun
tains of Loudon County. He says
that he came down off a mountain
to the foot and entered a country
store. Some chawbackers were
talking about the Edith Maxwell
case. All of them agreed: “Naw,
them mountain juries won’t give
Looking over a Chamber of
Commerce exhibit, I found two
nice pictures to look at. One was
of the Nora agricultural building,
and the other was of the Tarpon
One wonder when the Richmond
papers will stop fighting over the
War Between the States. Last
Sunday the Times-Dispatch gave
Lincoln hell and Monday the
News-Leader rubbed it in.
School Board Meets
The School Board was in session
here Monday, dealing mainly with
routine matters, building repairs,
etc. No change was made in teach
er placements.
Plans for bus transportation
next year were completed, and
only one change will be made.
Auta Kiser wil extend his route on
down to Trammel to make it pos
sible for Everett Bise to double
back to Fremont.
Instead of the regular service at
the Baptist Church in Clintwood
this Sunday evening the fifteen
women from different sections of
Virginia who will help in vacation
Bible school work will be in charge
of the service. Each one will be
introduced and they will furnish
the music and make talks. Every
one is cordially invited.
Former County
Citizen Dies At
Home on Pound
Lewis Cantrell, aged 78, a for
mer well known citizen of this
county, passed away at his home
near Pound on Thursday of last
week. He had been in poor health
for a number of years, and died
four days after taking his bed.
He was born in Kentucky, but
the family moved to the Ramey
Flats section of this county while
he was a young man. He lived
in Clintwood for a number of
years and later moved to the
Pound, where the rest of his life
was spent. He w7as well known
here, and here, and was known as
a good citizen and neighbor by all
who knew him.
A reunion of the Cantrell fam
ily is held at their old home near
Ramey Flats each year, with
preaching services at the family
cemetery, where a large number
of relatives are buried.
He is survived by his wife and
! eight children, and by five broth
| ers and sisters: Elbert and Isaac
i Cantrell of Wise county, Mrs.
Winnie .Senter and Mrs. Bettie
Short of Kentucky, and Mrs. Hul
da Fleming of near Clintwood. |
Burial was at the family ceme
tery near Pound, with services by
the following ministers of the Old
■ Regular Baptist church: Elders
I Ballard Baker, Mack Cantrell and
Henry Boggs.
i '
D. C. Owens, aged resident of
the Sand Lick District, is very ill
at his home near the mouth of
Frying Pan. More than a week
i ago he suffered a stroke of paral
ysis which left the right side of
his body helpless, and deprived
him of the power of speech. It is
very difficult to understand what
his wants are, as the only intellig
ible motion he can make is with
his left hand. He is apparently
suffering great pain. All his rela
tives have been sent messages to
come in because it is thought that
there is little chance of his recov
j Mr. and Mrs. Allison Clark and
daughter, Nickie, of Radford, vis
j ited relatives and friends several
days during the past week.
An Editorial
Addressed To The School
Board and Superintendent
of Schools
In cooperation with the federal
spending program school officials
of Dickenson County spent sever
al thousand dollars of taxpayers’
money and built at Dickenson
Memorial one of the best play
grounds in the state of Virginia.
It is safe to assume that without
this federal aid this playground
would not have become a reality,
and we heartily endorsed the proj
ect. But we do not endorse the
purposes for which the school
ground is being used when carni
vals, a circus and any kind of fly
by-night money-snatching attrac
tions are encamped on the school
grounds each succeeding week.
It is true that the ball club gets
a small percentage of receipts
from these performances, and the
ball club needs revenue in order
to operate successfully, but w*hen
it becomes necessary to bring to
Clintwood the Human Terror who
devours live chickens and nudist
and strip-tease girls with such
front stage advertising as “hot as
mustard and strong as horse rad
ish” we heartily disapprove.
Making his debut as a softball
hurler, Chuck Shortt set the strong
Appalachia team down with a sin
gle hit at Appalachia last week
and helped win his own game with
a home run. The final score was
12 to 2.
The entire team of Doc Poore’s
hit safely and fielded sensationally
to avenge an earlier defeat at the
hand of Appalachia.
The annual reunion of the Deel
family of this section will be held
Sunday, July 16, at Murphy on
ttie old Frederick Deel homestead.
The program for the day in
cludes a basket dinner on the
grounds, music by the Bull Creek
band, speeches and a general so
ciable time. A loud speaker will
be installed so that all may hear,
and everyone is asked to bring a
basket of good things to eat.
One Loss, Two
Gains for Locals
Thru Week end
Fourth of July week-end
brought one loss and two victories
on the baseball diamond for Clint
wood. On Sunday the locals were
victims of a weird game with Ap
palachia at Appalachia. On Tues
day, the Fourth, Clintwood scored
a twin victory at the expense of
Keen Mountain and Dunleary.
With the aid of seven different
umpires 'Clintwood was finally de
feated at Appalachia by the score
of 7 to 5. Officiating was not
satisfactory to either Clintwood or
Appalachia, and it was evident to
the Appalachia fans that the um
pires were committing glaring
mistakes and leaning over back
ward to bring victory out of de-^
feat for Appalachia. All balls
were strikes in the eyes of the um
pires, and Appalachia players
tagged out ten feet from the sack
were safe according to decisions
of the officials. The Appalachia
manager kept putting a continu
See page 3
Barter Theatre Players Here July 11th
Robert Porterfield and his Bar
ter Theatre Players are making- it
possible for the people of Dicken
son and surrounding counties to
attend a first class class stage per
formance at Dickenson Memorial
High School on July 11.
Porterfield is a nationally known
actor and brings with him the best
talent available in New York the
atres to present the play, FIRST
LADY. This play is a sophisti
cated comedy, dealing with politics
as played in Washington by the
wives of congressmen, cabinet
members and government officials.
Upon its introduction to theatre
goers on Broadway two years ago
it scored a hit and had a success
ful run of several weeks. One
and all, the critics agree that in
FIRST LADY is found one of the
best comedies, sparkling and glow
ing with amusing lines. A large
and apt cast is coming to Clint
wood and the settings as prepared
by the Barter group are particu
larly interesting and attractive.
The Barter Theatre’s first visit
to Clintwood is sponsored by the
Kiwanis and Woman’s Clubs. Lo
cal arrangements are under the di
rection of E. A. Hyde.
Bob Porterfield
Board Holds
R egular Monthly
Meeting Monday
On Monday, July 3, the Board
of Supervisors held their regular
monthly meeting.
There were no major financial
problems to come before the
Board at this time. The three
thousand dollars appropriated for
the use of the schools at the last
session of the Board was allowed
at the Monday meeting.
A delegation of patrons from
the Large school came before the
Board and stated that they were
building an additional room to
their one room school building to
take care of the 75 pupils that
i will attend there this year. They
asked for an amount sufficient to
j pay the salary of an extra teacher
I saying that the School Board was
I financially unable ‘to place a teach
i er there. The Supervisor allowed
! them $650.00 for a teacher’s sal
ary, thus setting a precedent for
j appropriations of this kind.
! The Board allowed $200.00 as
one third payment on a swinging
bridge to be built at Splashdam
to accommodate the school chil
dren who otherwise would have to
cross the railroad bridge to get to
school. The railroad company had
j refused to allow the children to
cross the bridge and the parents
are unwilling to risk the danger
of them crossing. The swinging
bridge wil be built by WPA labor,
j The sum of $75 was also allow
ed for another swinging bridge to
, be built one mile up the river from
See page 3
1. How many voting precincts
are there in Dickenson Coun
2. Do any residents of the Willis
district vote in the Sand Lick
3. Whats a Floaterial Delegate?
4. How is the Floaerial Delegate
for Wise and Dickenson usu
ally chosen?
4. Who was the Delegate from
this district to the General As
sembly of 1908?
5. How many of the present
candidates for major offices
in Dickenson County have
held elective office?
6. Which Magisterial District has
not had a major office during
the present century?
7. When was the “Black Sat
chel’’ first used intensively in
Dickenson County?
8. WThen did the “block pay
ment” of poll taxes begin in
Dickenson County?
9. Who was the lone Democratic
officer elected in Dickenson
between the years of 1903
and 1919?
10. Who will be nominated for
the House of Delegates by the
Democrats of Wise and Dick
enson this year?
Answers on back page

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