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Volume 3
Oiintwooci, va., l hursday, Aug. 11, 1939
No. 12
At last Congress called a halt i
to legislating anti closed the 7th
session on last Saturday night
with a final and furious verbal
clash between Senator Pepper of
Florida and critics of the New,
Deal. Pepper spoke of the critics
of the New Deal as the “unholy!
alliance” whose only purpose was
to try to scuttle the American j
government and the American j
people and jeopardize the peace
of the world because they hate
Roosevelt and what Roosevelt
stands for. But administrations
were on the alert and when Pep
per concluded his remarks they all
clamored to be heard and replied
in bitter language.
Early returns from Kentucky
indicate that Lieutenant Governor
Keen Johnson won the Democratic
nomination for governor over for
mer Congressman John Young
Brown. Johnson was backed for
the nomination b y Governor
Chandler, while Brown had New
Deal support. The number of
votes cast was not as heavy as
usual. One man was killed and
one wounded in a Harlan shoot
ing fray on the day of the pri
Major measures passed by Con
gress in the session just closed
were: A defense program of near
ly $2,000,000,000; a relief bill ap
propriating $1,775,000,000 and
curtailing W.P.A. activities; gov
ernment reorganization; social se
c u r i t y revision; extension of
Roosevelt monetary powers, and
the Hatch Bill barring most feder
al employees from campaigns. The
major measures killed were the
Townsend old age pensions and
the Roosevelt lending bill. Sev
eral important pieces of legisla
tion, such as the neutrality pro
gram were postponed until 1940.
The President signed 425 bills and
vetoed 18, and there are 350 more
bills waiting for the President’s
An aged bridegroom at Bir
mingham, Alabama, forgot the
name of the bride-to-be when ap
plying for a marriage license. He
gave her name as Lucille, but was
corrected by the bride when she
informed the clerk issuing the li
cense that her* name was Stella.
- 'Cincinnati and the New York
Yankees are still out in front in
the baseball world in their respec
tive leagues, the National and
Mickey Mouse Multiplies
More than 20,000,COO molded plas
tic products with full color images of
Mickey Mouse and his mirthful crew
have been produced in Bridgeport,
Conn., in the last three years.
Sergeant Dewey Buchanan has
been transferred by state head
quarters to Alexandria, Virginia.
He left for Alexandria last week
to assume his duties. His work in
this district will be taken over by
Sergeant W. L. Holmes of Gate
Dewey has been with the state
police organization almost since
its creation several years ago, and
no trooper has ever proved him
self to be more efficient and popu
lar in this district than Sergeant
Jenkins Downed
8 to 3 Sunday
For the first time in several
years Clintwood emerged victori
ous over the strong Jenkins ag
gregation. In the game at Jenkins
last Saturday Clintwood took the
big end of the 8 to 3 score. Jake
Smith, who twirled against the
Kentuckians earlier in the season
to lose 4 to 3 in a twelve inning
fray, came back with a brilliant
performance on Saturday and si
lenced Jenkins’ big guns. Russel,
one of Jenkins’ most dangerous
hitters, struck out twice during
the game. In all, Smith struck
out 10 opposing batsmen, causing
Brush, Jenkins hurler, to strike
out four times in succession. With
two men on base in the ninth, Tic
co, last man up, went down swing
jbvery man on the Clmtwood
team hit safely with the exception
of Jack Sutherland. Hughes led
the attack with four safeties, and
Howard Deel connected twice for
safe hits with the bases loaded.
The locals scored three runs
each in the first and second
frames, but Burpo, a southpaw,
was rushed to the mound and held
Clintwood in check until the sev
enth stanza when they again
pushed over a tally. The final
run came in the ninth.
Hall, playing centei field for
Clintwood, made the outstanding
play of the game by taking a high
fly off the wall in deep center to
cut off a Jenkins rally. The few
errors made by Clintwood came
usually when two men were out
and did not figure in the Jenkins
Clintwood meets Jenkins here
at Clintwood on Sunday, August
Both Sides
“Pleased ’ With
Results of State Primary
! Last week the Democratic voters
I of Virginia, other than in the
Ninth Congressional District, vot
ed in primaries to select candi
dates for state legislature. It is
no secret that the two factions,
led by Governor Price and Sena
tor Byrd, respectively, were both |
out to gain control of the next,
General Assembly.
Both sides professed to be
“pleased” at the result of the pri
maries. Some high rankers in each
faction won and some lost. Not
able were the defeats of Senator
Cather, the leader of the Gover
nor’s forces in the State Senate;
and of 'Carter Glass, Jr., son of
the senior senator from Virginia.
To use the expression of a local
politician, it was “just about a
Body of Missing
Man Found In
McClure River
McKinley Cline, 25-year-old
miner of Clinchco, who disappear
ed mysteriously from his home at
Clinchco last Friday morning w'as
found dead in the McClure River
Sunday morning about a mile be
Clinchco by a group of C. C. C.
enrollees under the direction of
O. W. Danner.
Coming home from a night
shift, Cline, father of two small
children, went to the barn to feed
his livestock. A few minutes later
he returned to the house for his
rifle, stating that he intended to
shoot a rat. He failed to return
after a short time, anl his wife
becoming alarmed, started in
search of him. Neighbors joined in
the search but no trace could be
found of the missing husband.
Later in the day the McClure
river was dragged with no suc
cess. C. C. C. enrollees went to
the scene on Saturday and assist
ed in the search, and on Sunday
morning at a point about half the
distance between Clinched and
Steinman, Cline’s shirt, and pants,
neatly folded, were located on the
river bank with his shoes close by.
Near a small island in the middle
of the river, the decomposed body
was located in about four feet of
wafer. Examination disclosed that
he had shot himself through the
heart with the 22 caliber rifle and
! apparently pitched into the water.
His rifle was found in the river
a few feet from the body.
No explanation for the suicide
has yet been forthcoming. Cline
was formerly employed at Dante
but had been working at Clinchco
for the past few months. He was
manned to the daughter of W. W.
Hillman of Big Ridge.

Memorial services for the late
Willie Mullins were held at the
Colley graveyard near Clintwood
on last Sunday. A large crowd
was present at the services, ant)
the following preachers took part:
Elders Creed Fleming, Sherman
I Mullins, Dee McCoy, Alfred Miteh
■ ell, George Elkins, Shade Stan
ford and Bruce Mullins.
The annual memorial meeting
at the Cantrell Cemetery in Ram
ey Flats was held Sunday, with
a large attendance of people of
that section and from Wise coun
ty. Elders Harrison Mullins and
Charles Sluss of the Dunkard
church at Skeetrock conducted the
services. After the services, din
ner was spread on the grounds
and the rest of the day spent in a
reunion of the relatives of the
Cantrell family and neighborly
Annual Meeting
At Dog Branch
The second annual meeting of
the Dog Branch Community Asso
ciation convened in the Primitive
Baptist Church at that place last
Sunday. More than two hundred
people were present in a commu
nity get-together that lasted from
eleven in the morning until three
in the afternoon.
The stragglers and loiterers
were called into the church house
by the singing of old Baptist
hymns. As the slow, solemn strains
sounded, the house was filled.
Young Oliver Counts, president of
the association, gave a fitting wel
come to the crowd and explained
the purpose of the meeting.
Walter Deel, veteran teacher of
children and communities, sound
ed the keynote of the meeting.
“We are met here,” the speaker
said, “ to renew old friendships
andand to keep alive wholesome
attitudes in the community”. And
again the speaker declared, “It is
well for us all to get together and
sing the same tune”. Mr. Deel said
that there was much happiness in
the world if we can only find it.
He stressed the purpose of the
school and the home as character
molding influences.
The next speaker, E. J. Suther
land, spoke on the subject “This
Changing World”. He pictured the
changes that have come over Dick
enson County within a generation
and pointed out physical changes
to be seen. This is a changing
world, the speaker declared, but
there is the strength of the human
spirit to guide that change within
the proper channels. Instead of
being swept away by the changes
that have to come, we should dom
inate those changes for the better
ment of humanity.
After a very brief talk by the
presiding officer, the meeting re
cessed for a picnic dinner on the
ground. Bountiful baskets were
unpacked by the roadside under
the overhanging trees, and visitors
wandered from one family circle
to another, sampling dainties as
See page 2
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Vernie
' Mullins of Pioneer St. a baby boy
named Elwood Layne. Both baby
and mother are doing fine.
Supervisors Hold
Busy Session
Roads, coons, and schools came
i before the Board' of Supervisors
by proxy at the August meeting
last Monday. And while these in
terests fared well, there was evi
dent a determination to econo
mize and leave something in the
county purse when taxes come
rolling in next fall.
The new highway engineer, Mr.
Munsey, appeared before the
Board to discuss road problems
and by his bearing and under
standing made a pleasant impres
sion. The road from Haysi to
Splashdam was discussed and it
appeared certain that it would be
completed within the year. Eight
tenths of a mile remains to be
built on this road, and $1000.00
I is available. The Board entered
an order to the effect that if ad
ditional secondary road funds be
came available the Splashdam
road should benefit.
A settlement for right of way
on the Coon Branch road was
I made, with Franks Brothers re
ceiving $75.00 and Sam Kiser re
ceiving $275.00. A compromise
was made with Charlie Reed over
alleged damages to his property in
the building of the road up Pound
River. Reed got $150.00 for hav
ing a small road which ran
through his property blocked at
one end.
The Tycoon of the Coon Club
appeared, flanked by an array of
coon enthusiasts, and secured an
appropriation of $300.00 for the
purchase of more coons to stock
the mountains of Dickenson Coun
After some discussion, the
Board agreed by a vote of three
to two to appropriate the sum of
$945.00 to pay an additional
teacher at Ervinton High School.
Superitendent Sutherland indicat
| ed that there might be need of
j a supplement to the school fund
for the purchase of school books
j for indigents. He and the Board
members decided that this was a
problem that might be solved by
action of the local communities.
j A supplementary budget for
Aid to the Blind was approved,
, involving a n appropriation o f
' $54.00 from the county funds. It
was understood that with Federal
I and State Contributions this would
release $288.00 more for relief to
i the blind during the fiscal year.
Harve George Damron, infant
son of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Dam
■ ron, died Friday morning at 2:00
in the Dickenson County Hospital
after a short illness. Funeral serv
ices were conducted by Revs. M.
W. Remines and P. E. Cullom.
Burial was at the Clintwood ceme
tery at five o’clock Saturday eve

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