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dintwood, Va., Thursday, Aug. 18, 1939
$1 a year
No. 13
World Hews
The submarine, Squalus, which
sank off the coast of New Hamp
shire, on May 23 with a loss of
several lives, was finally brought
to surface on August 12. This
meant that probably the hardest
part of probably the toughest sal
vage in the navy history had been
At Denver, Colo., on Aug. 12
two persons were killed and 52 in
jured in the colision of two pas
senger trains at a crossover.
The Young Democrats of Amer
ica assembled at Pittsburgh, Pa.,
went down the line for the New
Deal program in the 1940 cam
paign today. The convention pass
ed resolutions urging President
Roosevelt to “press forward” with
his “liberal” objectives and rec
ommended the nomination and
election of congressional candi
dates next year favoring his pro
gram. A New Dealer, Homer Mat
Adams, 28, of Springfield, 111. was
unanimously elected president of j
the Young Democrats for the next
two years.
A new-born baby, identity un-1
known, was found in a trash pile
by children at play near the j
Three-Way Service Station in Coe- j
burn last week. The baby was a!
A bombing plane at Langley I
Field, Va., crashed on August 11,
killing two commissioned officers
and seven enlisted men. Cause of j
the crash has not yet been deter- J
mined. One of the victims was;
from Roanoke, Va., and Technical
Sergeant William Morgan, of Nor
ton, Va., was another victim of
the crash.
At San Diego, Cal., a naval
plane crashed and carried to their
death, two naval fliers, a reserve
officer and an enlisted man of the j
regular navy, V. P. Armstrong,!
radioman, first class, one of the
victims was a native of Bristol,
Fred Snite, who has lived in an
“iron lung” for three years fol
lowing a serious illness of infan- •
tile paralysis, was married to Miss;
Teressa Larkin of Dayton, Ohio, j
President Roosevelt announced
to the Young Democrats of Amer
ica assembled at Pittsburgh, Pa.,
that he would Remain inactive in
the 1940 presidential race if the
party nominee was suitable and a
liberal. The President»said: “If we
nominate conservative candidates,
or lip-service candidates on a
straddling platform, I personally,
for my own self-respect and be
Mr. and Mrs. William Clem of,
Salem were here last week to see
friends and atted the Barter play, j
Memorial services for the late
Rev. J. C. Swindall will be held at
Little Zion church on the coming
Saturday and Sunday. Elder Swin
dall was pastor of his home
church, Little Zion, for over forty
years, was known widely, and a
large crowd is expected to hear
the many preachers who will take
part in the service.
Ground has been broken to en
large the building of Kennedy &
Mullins Grocery. The store is in
the old White Kitchen building,
and the addition will be of brick
and will double the present floor
space of the store.
Manager Missing,
Local Ball i earn
Goes Astray
The local baseball team traveled
to Berwind, W. Va., on Sunday to
play a scheduled game with the
strong Berwind aggregation but
drew a blank and returned home
with the same number of season’s
won and lost games.
Manager Ted Baker, detained
in Clintwood, failed to notify his
proteges of the missive received
from Berwind on last Wednesday
notifying Clintwood that the Ber
wind club would be unable to fill
its engagement. In addition to be
ing out about twelve dollars in ex
penses the locals returned sore in
mind and body about the entire
Sergeant G. D. Buchanan of the
State Police force resigned last
week, and is back home. Sgt.
Buchanan was transferred to the
easteim part of the state some
weeks ago, and his enforced ab
sence from his family and home
was the cause of his resignation.
Mr. Buchanan has made a rec
ord here for himself as an efficient
and courteous officer and the news
will be heard with genuine regret
by the people of Dickenson Coun
ty. His work in this district will
be taken over by W. L. Holmes
of Gate City.
Mrs. R. E. Chase entertained
on Monday evening all the chil
dren and grandchildren of former
Senator Roland E. Chase at a
birthday dinner in honor of Mr. I
Chase’s 72nd birthday.
cause of my long service to, and
belief in liberal democracy, will
find it impossible to have any ac
tive part in such an unfortunate
suicide of the old Democratic
Two daring fliers, Richard
Decker and Alexander Loeb, were
lost in an attempted flight of the
Atlantic Ocean last week.
Gloomy Days
Ahead For
| Relief Workers
' One hundred seventy-five work
ers are to come off the rolls in
Dickenson County by the first of
September on account of eighteen
| months’ service. Another 66 are
! to be lopped from the lists by De
cember first. These men and wom
: en are to be given thirty day
“furloughs.” Inasmuch as there
are approximately 150 people now
; awaiting assignment in Dickenson
! County, with about 100 applica
tions pending investigation, it is
certain that there will be a con
siderable shake-up in the WPA
In the last session Congress was
evidently convinced that WPA was
carrying too many cases and that
too many persons were making a
career of WPA. Applications for
Work relief during this fiscal year
were cut deeply. Each county and
city has a quota, and now these
quotas have to be trimmed. The
total numbers of relief workers in
Virginia has to be reduced approx
imately one-third. This means that
Dickenson County’s WPAsters will
be reduced by almost 200.
This cut is already seriously af
fecting work projects in Dicken
son County. It is reported that
one road project is now working
j with only eight men. The street
| project in Clintwood calls for 44
' workers. It is now operating with
eighteen men. .Several certified re
; lief foremen are to be furloughed
immediately if special dispensa
tions cannot be secured for them.
It is believed that the WPA cut
here will result in many individual
hardships. Several of the work
: ers have not raised crops, and
many of them have saved nothing
from their small wages.
At a meeting of Department of
Welfare workers in Abingdon last
week the high command of WPA
was given a dusting-off. It was
See page 2
The high schools of the county
swung into their softball schedule
on Tuesday of this week. Ervinton
High triveled to Breaks and Haysi
was a visitor at D. M. H. S.
For the first time since softball
was introduced among the high
school, the Breaks High School has
entered the schedule and boasts
of a strong aggregation. Clinchco
High, which will not begin until
early in September, will enter the
schedule at the beginning of the
i second half of the season’s play
and engage all teams in double
| headers in order to complete the
j schedule with the same number of
[ games played. A total of 12 games
| is scheduled for each high school
| entry.
! -—
School Board
And Supervisors
Meet Tuesday
The Dickenson County Board of
j Supervisors and the Dickenson
County School Board met in joint
session Tuesday to consider spe
j cial school problems. As a result
j of the hearing, the School Board
I was authorized to borrow $2,400
I to extend services during the pres
| ent year. Among the extensions
i of service made possible are the
! following:
Extension of Lick Creek bus
line to a point near the Middle
Branch School.
Extension of the Tivis Bus line
beyond Tivis to the foot of May
nard Ridge.
A temporary building in the
fast growing Davis section be
tween Tarpon and Haysi.
The employment of an extra
teacher at Honey Camp.
The meeting was largely attend
ed by persons from over the coun
ty, and the town had the appear
ance of court day while the meet
ing was in session.
Tax List Tangle Gives
Headaches to Party Workers
The certified poll tax list for •
Dickenson County , published a
short time ago, contains more
names than any previous list in
the history of the county. So in- j
tense was the drive conducted by
both political parties to qualify
every available vote that instances
like the following are reported:
In the Clintwood district a 4*.
year old girl is reported as paid
for the previous year.
In some precincts names are'
duplicated two and three times,
political workers evidently having
had their lists badly mixed.
In other instances, people who
once lived in the county for a
brief period, without acquiring
citizenship here, and who moved
to other states years ago, are re
ported as paid for the three past
In another instance, it is said,
a man who has been dead for sev
eral years appears on the list as
“paid up” for three years.
This huge list is causing rival
candidates and their friends many
headaches as they pore over the
mass of names, trying to sort out
the names of persons put on by
the opposite side that they con
sider disqualified to vote. Many
challenges are likely to occur elec
tion day, causing many stiff argu
ments and more headaches for the
election judges.
Democrats Select
Delegates to The
Wise Convention
The Democrats of Dickenson
County gathered in mass meetings
Saturday afternoon to select dele
gates to the Dickenson-Wise joint
convention Aug. 26, to nominate
candidates for Senate and House
of Delegates. An unusual amount
of interest in the fight for the
nomination for Representative has
been shown over the county this
year, and large crowds turned out
at each precinct. Announced can
didates are Noah Buchanan, Vir
gil F. Skeen, David Crabtree and
J. G. Colley.
At the Clintwood meeting, D. R.
Crabtree was elected temporary
chairman, and E. J. Sutherland,
secretary,. A resolution was pass
ed that only Democratic voters
who would support the party tick
et in November should be allowed
to vote in the mass meeting. It
was decided that the voting should
be done by secret ballot and than
the first five who stood highest
should go as delegates and the
second five should be alternates.
Following is a list of delegates
selected at each precinct:
Chase—A. A. ,Skeen, Jr., Mel
vin Fleming, Sam Wright, Tru
man Fleming, W. S. Deel.
Kerr—Harry Thomason.
Caney—Frank Hall.
Roaring Fork—Sam Perry, Eura
Counts, Robert Amburgey, V. L.
Bird, Grover Rasnick.
Rose—Brownlow Rose.
Stratton — Robert Amburgey,
Alton Stanley.
West Dante—Marshall Counts,
Morgan Rasnick.
Lick Fork — Henry Buchanan,
Grover Crabtree.
Ridge—Ab Yates.
'Colley—N. C. Colley, Granville
Robinson, E. H. Anderson, Arthur
Counts—Floyd Arington, E. S.
Duty—Watson Compton.
Frying Pan — Stuart Owens,
John Powers.
Clinchco — Sam Patton, Pete
Cruse, Floyd Fleming, Basil
Turner — Fred Stallard, Cecil
Hay. ,
Artrip—Bob Artrip, Ferril Col
Bartlick—Bud Fuller.
Breaks—Sam Jones.
Grassey—Carl Colley.
Haysi — Gorman Sutherland,
Levi Hall, B. T. Quillen.
Tarpon — Rufus Wright, Bert
Tivis—Elmer Owens.
A large number of fishermen
lined the banks of the muddy
Pound Sunday, but the only haul
seen being made was a “trot-line"
pulled out by the game warden.
FOR SALE--Roasting Ears. Any
quantity, fresh from the patch.
Farmer James Skeen

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