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Dickenson County nerald
Volume 4
Clintwood, Va., Thursday, May 30, 1940
No. 2
lam he Week
We are no other than a moving
Of magic shadow shapes that comi
anct go
Round die sun-illumined Lantern
In Miunight by the Master of the
Snow. —OMAR.
An intersting sequel in the mat
ter of dog ordinances and sheep
killing is reported from the San
dy Ridge section of Dickenson,
next to the Wise line.
There two farmers successfully
tilled their broad acres. Aind they
raised sheep, sometimes at a good
profit, until canines started wreak
ing havoc upon their flocks at
They suspected dogs in the
neighborhood, and perhaps neigh
bors were frequently irked when
their dogs were thus accused
when they had the best of rea
sons for believing that their dogs
were at home when the crimes
were committed.
The two farmers heard that
laey had passed a sure-fire dog
ordinance in Wise county that
was keeping all dogs safely con
iined, and, naturally, they thought
“Why can't Dickenson pass such a
law?” i
Accordingly, they joined with
national forestry officials in urg
ing the board of supervisors of
this county to pass an ordinance
similar to the one that was keep
ing dogs out of devilment in Wise.
Their efforts were crowned with
success at the last board meeting,
and the farmers returned home
in high good humor, believing
that their worries as to sheep kill
ing dogs were at an end.
But somehow the thing just did
not work out as expected, for
soctn after one of the farmers
found a number of sheep slain,
and not far away he discovered
two dogs leaving the scene, cover
ed with blood. Investigation soon
disclosed the fact that the two
dogs were owned by a man liv
ing far down Toms Creek in Wise
county. And, inow the whole thing
was out, witnesses a-plenty came
forward to detail that they re
membered either preceding or fol
lowing all previous raids upon
sheep that they had noticed the
same two dogs from Wise county
either entering or leaving the
The harrassed farmers are seek
ing action against the dogs in
Wise county.
Newton McGlothlin, well known
citizen of the Dwale section, suf
fered a broken leg while working
in the mines at Clinchco early
- this week. Going in for work ear
| ly in the morning in company
with Ireland Fleming, the miners
surveyed a slate fall in their
room which had come down dur
ing the night, McGlothlin stepped
on a rock at the edge of the fall
and in some manner released the
pressure on a timber which hurtl
ed at him, breaking the leg in
two places below the knee. The
injured man was taken to Dainte
Hospital for medical attention and
will not be able to work for a
few months.
Grundy Game on Sunday Called
Because of Rain; To Be Played
at Later Date
An improved Clintwood line-up
with J. C. Smith, stellar Hiawas
see college hurler, on the mound
made a creditable showing on the
local diamond last Saturday
against Jenkins until the visitors
staged a blitzkreig in the ninth
and pushed across five runs. The
final score was 9 to 2. The game
with Grundy on Sunday at the
Buchanan County seat was rained
out before game time. This game
will be played as a part of a dou
ble header at a later date.
In spite of the fact that the lo
cals have yet to win a game, an
improved line-up takes the field
each time with the xception of
about two positions. Squeekie
Hughes bolstered the infield de
fense by taking over the short
stop position with Ted Hall being
shifted to second. Tommy Ro
mans is playing a good game ai
third in the absence of Paul
Skeen and Carl Reedy, who are
out with injuries. Howard Deel in
left field makes hard catches look
easy, and J. C- Smith should win
at least one game a week if the
locals can manage to find the for
mula for extra base hits. In the
game here last Saturday the lo
cals secured 8 safeties but not
one hit for extra bases.
Smith led the Clintwood hit
ting attack agains Brush, Jenkins
pitcher, with a single and double.
Earl Webb, former big league
star, aided by Pettus, Russell and
others garnered 12 hits off the
offerings of Smith. Ten of these
hits came after the fourth inning.
Election of Teachers Finished At
Meeting; 25 Placed on Waiting
At the meeting on last Saturday
the School Board of Dickenson
County gave further study of
transportation for the coming
school year. Although no contracts
were awarded, a general basis of
agreement between bus contrac
tors and the school board was
established. Some bus contractors
isked for three year contracts
while others were reluctant. Two
'?oard members, C. G. Jackson
and Leonard Sykes, were opposed
to contracts of more than a year’s
All bus contractors brought
their buses to Clintwood for in
spection by the board and mech
anics. Ersel Edwards, it is report
ed, will buy a new all-steel body
bus. Martin Edwards who had the
misfortune to lose his bus by fire
a few days before the closing oi
■school, will buy the bus now own
ed by Ersel Edwards. With this j
purchase by Mr. Edwards there!
will be four steel buses in the!
county. The others are owned by
Terry Mullins. Jr., Merida Boggs,
and R. L. Wright.
Final action by the board on
transportation for next session
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Warnie Mullins, 46, son of the
late Marshall Mullins of this
county, was killed by a, slate fall
in the mines at Drift, Ky., on
Tuesday of last week.
He was born and reared in this
county, and lived for several
years on Camp Creek. Some years
ago he moved to Kentucky where
he was employed in the mines un
til his death. He had been mar
ried twice. His first wife, Cynthia
Whitt, died with flu, and later he
married again in Kentucky.
He is survived by his wife and
several children. The following
brothers and sister survive him:
John Mullins, Enoch Mullins.
Tivis Mullins. Bob Mullins and
Mrs. Eura Counts.
Burial was near his old home
on Camp Creek Friday at ten
o’clock, with Elder Harrison
Stanley and Elder Perry, from
Jenkins, in charge of services.
Cecil, 11-year-old son of K. R.
Dotson, who was accidentally
wounded last week by his play
mate, Erdman Lee Counts, was
able to be taken home early this
week following an operation foi
the removal of the bullet at the
Dickenson County Hospital.
Ted Bise of Millard was here
on business yesterday.
Twenty - one Couples
Take Honeymoon Trail
Seven of the twenty-one coup
les that secured marriage license
in Dickenson County during the
merry month, of May were from
out of the county. May the joys
j of these couples be deep as the
J ocean and their sorrows light a
; foam!
Emory Edwards, 19, Tenso and
Maggie Viers, 18, Martha Gap.
Maynard French, 23, Stratton,
and Snoda Counts, 19, Stratton.
John J. Robinson, 21, Johnson
City, and Helen M. Myers, 19, of
Noi’th Carolina.
Clyde Compton, 24, Colley, and
Brownie Edwards, 22, Colley.
Elmer Fleming, 23, Dwale, and
Mary Reedy, 23, Norland.
LeRoy Phillips, 27, Clintwood,
and Dollie Mullins, 24, Freeling.
Calvin Powers, 23, Carrie, and
Ethel Kiser, 26, Carrie.
Grady Dutton, 21, Isom, and
Ruby P. Osborne, 19, Wise.
Bill Price, 22, Clintwood, and
Gladys Anderson, 21, Kentucky.
Le Roy Deel, 23, Murphy, and*
Ida O’Quinn, 25, Murphy
Tom A. Compton, 21, Daven
port, and Arizona Johnson, 21, of
Jolo, W. Va.
Hubert McFall, 23, Freeling, and
Dollie Reed, 26, Freeling.
Johnnie Tucker, 31, Wise, and
Selma Wicks, 21, Knott Co., Ky.
Thurmain Owens, 27 Prater, and
Elma Owens, 18, Cannady.
Orlen Branham, 23, Haddon
field, and Hazel Countiss, 21, of
Charlie G. Sluss, 23, Skeetrock,
and Georgia Wallace, 21, Praise,
Faye M. Pope, 22. Toms Creek,
and Louise Smith, 21, Coeburn.
Jack Taylor, 53,Nancy, and
Martha Hackett, 47, Tiny.
Joe J. Bowling, Pike Co., Ky.,
| and Mildred Hensley, 18, Harlan,
Eugene Varraday, 24, Cleve
land. Ohio, and Beulah Nidiffer,
20, Carter Co., Tenn.
Double Pneumonia. Causes Death
Wednesday evening; Funeral to
Be Held Friday.
Charles Jonah Mullins, aged 53,
died at the Johnson Memorial
Clinic in Abingdon on Wednesday
of this week after a lingering ill
ness of more than six months. In
the best of health throughout his
life, the deceased was stricken by
appendicitis on last October 15th
while attending the Mullins reun
ion in Clintwood. He underwem
an emergency operation the fol
lowing day, and for many days
his recovery was doubtful. How
ever, some improvement was not
ed, and after many weeks he was
taken home, but his condition
never improved in spite of ex
oert medical attention from local
and visiting physicians. His con
dition became more serious last
week, resulting in his transfer to
+he hospital at Abingdon. A sec
ond operation disclosed an ob
struction in his intestines and pai
alysis of the small intestines,
Blood transfusions were resorted
to daily, but late Tuesday he fell
victim to double pneumonia and
succumbed about 3 o’clock Wed
nesday afternoon.
The deceased took an active in
terest in all town and county civ
ic progress. He served several
terms as mayor of Clintwood and
gave to Clintwood one of its first
moving picture theatres during
the days of silent films. He pro
moted the first electric light sys
tem in this section of the state by
building a then modem and up
to-date electric light system for
the town of Clintwood. This serv
ed as the basis for the system
now in operation in this county.
He took the lead in building the
first town water system and was
instrumental in forming the first
fair association in Dickenson
County. He remained active in
the fair association work through
out his life, serving many years
as its president or secretary. Mr.
Mullins was a life-long Republi
can and took an active interest in
political affairs and served as
county chairman for many years.
He served as postmaster at Clint
wood for about five years.
He is survived by his widow,
Eliza Hughes Mullins, and the fol
lowing children: Mrs. Erdman
Counts, Mrs. Eva Remines, Mrs.
Troy Large and Delbert Mullins,
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