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Dickenson County Heralu
Volume 4
Clintwood, Va., Thursday, May 23, 1940
No. 1
With Germany already having
flittered a loss of 750,000 men]
since its invasion of Holland, Bel-|
gium and France, the greatest!
battle in the history of the world'
is just beginning to get under wayj
in Flanders.
Temporarily halted in their
drive against Paris, the troops of'
Adolf Hitler suddenly veered and;
struck out for the Channel ports
in Northern France. Again the
drive was halted short of its goalj
by a few miles. Now both sides
gird for the titantic battle of all,
ages. I
The German army lies between
the British-Belgian army in the'
the north and the French army j
in the south. A fierce counter at- j
tack is now beginning to attempt |
a reunion and a disruption of the
German supply lines to their rear.
The French high commands
states that the war will be three
fourths won if the counter at
tack is successful.
Not since the signing of the
Magna Charta have the English
so completely deeded away their
freedom. Britain is ruled by a
dictator, Prime Minister Church
ill, temporarily at least in order
to combat more successfully dic
tatorship as exhibited by Hitler |
in Germany. Each citizen of
Great Britain and his property
are subject to use by the govern
ment in any way deemed neces
Gen. Weygand succeeds Gen.
Gamelin as commander-in-chief
of all Allied land forces. Wey
gand ordered a counter attack
and stated that if every soldier
did his duty the Allies would
win. Confidence has been restor
ed to Allied troops.
Benito Mussolini yet remains
aloof from the war, but any day
he/ is expected to enter the sti*ug
Russia has moved troops on the
border of Rumania to help de
fend the Balkans in case Italy
strikes in that direction.
Rumania now has 1,500,000
troops ready in case of invasion.
America goes ahead rapidly
(See next column) 1
Andrew Adams, Jr., of Whites
burg, Ky., and Aaron Hall of Mc
Roberts, Ky., were painfully
bruised in a motorcycle wreck a
mile beyond Haysi early Tuesday
morning. The two young men
were both on a motorcycle when
it failed to make a heavy curve.
They were dumped on the hard!
urface when the machine went
out of control. They were on thej
way to Keen Mountain in Buch
anan county to visit relatives.
Several of Adams’ teeth were
broken, and he suffered bruises on
the face and arms. Hall’s left arm
was broken and several ribs frac
Dr. T. C. Sutherland gave emer
gency medical aid and called Clint
wood for an ambulance. The men
were brought to the Dickenson
County Hospital. Relatives of Ad
ams were reached by wire and j
came immediately. Hall remained |
in the hospital.
Ball Removed At Hospital And
Chances of Recovery Reported
Cecil Dotson, aged 11, son of
Mr. and Mrs. K. R. Dotson of
Clintwood, was accidentally
wounded by a .22 caliber rifle in
the hands of Lee Counts, his play
mate. Lee is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Erdman Counts.
According to the boys’ story,
they were hunting rats in and
around the barn at the back of
the Counts home, just above the
Mountain Theatre. With the gun
cocked, Lee fell and accidentally
discharged the rifle. The bullet
struck Cecil in the back just be
low the heart. After examination
at the local hospital, it is reported
that the bullet ranged upward and
lodged under the shoulder blade,
causing the right arm to be par
alyzed until the bullet was re
moved on Thursday. Hospital at
tendants report that Cecil will re
cover in a short time.
Miss Katherine Mullins is visit
ing relatives in Flemingtown this
with plans for a $2,000,000,000
defense program and is shipping
airplanes to the Allies.
Canada sends more troops to
Great Britain and 2,000,000 more
men are being trained for service
,on the British Isles.
Glamorgan Team Holds Second
Place; Local Team Expected To
Improve Chances Shortly
Jenkins is at the top in the
number of games won and lost
in the Coalfield League. The en
try from Jenkins has yet to taste
defeat, altho the Strong Glamor
gan outfit extended them to an
eleven-inning contest last Satur
day at Jenkins before dropping
a 11 to 10 decision. This is the
only contest lost by the Wise
County league entry.
The local team rests serenely in
the cellar, having been defeated
in all of its first four starts. Clint
wood has lost two engagements to
Glamorgan and one each to Har
mon by the score of.
With a revamped lineup, Manager
Fleming saw his charges lose a
lopsided game to Glamorgan at
that place Sunday by the count of
16 to 6.
Buck Friend started for the lo
cals and although hit hard he re
ceived poor support. He and his
teammates were charged with 11
errors, and these errors counted
for most of Glamorgan’s counters.
Steele, in the lineup for the first
time this season, hit a homerun
for Clintwood, and Deel, returning
to the fold after playing two
games, with Grundy earlier in the
season, contributed a double and
triple to help the cause of the lo
It is reported that J. C. Smith,
Hiawassee hurler, will shortly be
in uniform for Clintwood. Cecil
Hughes and Lum Stanley will
again shortly assume field pos
tions, and Bill Smith will return
from Richmond to patrol the out
er garden. With these additions
and the help of one or more ef
fective hurler, Clintwood should
not long remain in the rear of the
Chas. D. Wood, well known
Southwest Virginia salesman, of
Norton, was killed instantly on
the night of May 21 on the Pound
Georges Fork highway. His car
left the road and plunged one
hundred and fifty yards down the
mountainside. Wood suffered a
crushed skull and broken neck.
Funeral services were held on
Thursday at 2:30 in the Norton
Baptist church. Interment was at
the Laurel Grove cemetery.
A terrific forest fire, fanned by
the winds that prevailed, swept
the north side of Cumberland
Mountain this week, beginning
near Shelby Gap and burning to
ward the top of the mountain and
threatening to sweep into the
south side of the mountain.
A force of fire-fighters from
about Freeling aided in combat
ing the fire for a day and night
and report that it was brought
under control.
The Mullins Reunion Commit
tee will sponsor a show at the
high school auditorium Saturday
night with Steelfe and his Virgin
ia Wildcats furnishing the enter
tainment. R. C. Mullins is in
charge of arrangements and prom
ises a good show.
Jonah Mullins, who underwent
an appendectomy several months
ago, was taken to a hospital at
Abingdon on Monday after show
ing no improvement for some
He underwent another opera
tion on Wednesday, and his condi
tion is reported as very critical at
this time. Ultimate recovery is
yet in doubt.
Of some interest to dog fan
ciers in this county will be the
news of the conviction of McKin
ley Akers, of Glen Allen, in fed
eral court at Richmond last week
on a charge of using the mails to
defraud ‘coon dog buyers in three
Akers was charged in the in
dictment with passing off un
trained dogs for “trained ’coon
dogs” after accepting advance
payments, and in many cases with
furnishing nothing for payments
Postal inspectors testified that
Akers operated in Virginia, West
Virginia and Pennsylvania during
the past three years.
Mrs. Sarah Blair Addington, 61
years old, wife of J. L. Adding
ton, prominent merchant . and
churchman of Coeburn, died Sun
day night after a long illness and
was buried in Laurel Grove cem
etery Tuesday evening after ap
propriate funeral services at the
Cpeburn Baptist church.
Placements Expected To Be Made
At Meeting of Board Tomorrow
At last the School Board an
nounced the election of 147 teach
ers at the close of its meeting
last Friday. About a dozen other
names are to be added to the
list when the board meets again
this Friday for consideration of
bids on bus routes, etc.
The board at its meeting last
week declined to elect any teach
ers about which any question had
arisen on the part of patrons or
principals. Supt. Sutherland has
announced that teacher place
ments will be given to the public
as soon as possible after the meet
ing on Friday.
Teachers elected were:
Stephen G. Adkins, E. H. Ander
son, Mrs. Emma Arrington, Mrs.
Eunice M. Arrowood, Major Ar
rowood, Mrs. Dixie, M. Artrip,
Miss Rita Jo Artrip.
Garfield Baker, Bascom Bise,
JEual D. Bise, Mrs. Helen M. Bise,
Miss Tina Bise, Mrs. Ernesl
Bowman, Miss Constance Bow
man, Mrs. Della B. Boyd, Mrs,
Evon R. Branham, W. O. Bran
ham, A. F. Breeding, R. O. Breed
ing, Mrs. Delphia Brumit, Miss
| Tina Buchanan, Miss Isabelle
Claude H. Carty, J. Walter Car
ty, Miss Edna Cassell, Sara Kate
Chase, S. Burns Childress, Miss
Beatrice Clay, Norman Clay, Fer
ris Colley, Glenn G. Colley, Mrs.
LThirza S. Colley, Mrs. Thelma A.
Cooke, Wiley Compton, Mrs. Dol
lie Countiss, Arthur Counts, Oren
Counts, Mrs. Fannie Crabtree,
Mrs. Goldie W. Crabtree, Mrs. Ida
Virgil Davis, Orvil Deel, Mrs.
Orvil Deel, Howard M. Deel, S.
Walter Deel, Mrs. Dorothy Dell
inger. ,
Eura Edwards, Mary Edwards.
Mrs. Emma N. Flannagan, Mrs.
Edna S. French, Margaret French,
N. B. French, Mrs. Roxie M.
French, A. G. Friend, Jr.
Trossie Hawkins, Zella Hughes,
Zella F. Hughes, Val Hylton,
Helen Johnson, Lora Anne Kiser
Mrs. Lura G. Kiser, V. C. Kiser.
Arthur C Lee, Ida Lee.
Nannie L. McConnell, Mrs. Alice
K. McCoy, Mrs. Bess R. McCoy,
C. D. L. McCoy, Finis McCoy,
Delphia Meade, Alton Miller, J.
Kermit Mullins, Vilous Mullins,
B. Allen Myers.
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