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Dickenson County K
A COUNTY NEWSPAPER
^rald
Volume 4
Clintwood, Va., Thursday, Au£. 15, 1940
No. 13
2232 Dog Tags
Sold In County
$2,602 Taken In By Treasurer On
Sale of License; County Gets 85
Percent
One of our volunteer reporters
recently inquired at the office of
the treasurer of this county as to
the number of dog licenses sold
for this year and secured the fol
lowing figures for 1940, up to the
first of this month:
Male . 1886
Dnsexed female. 173
Female . 171
Kennel license. 2
The total amount received for
dog tags to August 1 is $2,602, of
which the county receives 85 per
cent. Dog tags for 1940 will be on
sale until November 1, and it is
expected that several more tags
will be sold before that time.
It is said that at least two hun
dred more dog tags have been
sold in this county so far than
were sold last year, indicating
that the dog population is increas
ing.
CLELL MULLINS DISPLAFS
ANCIENT WINE URNS
Clell Mullins dropped in for a
visit at the Herald shop the oth
er day, and displayed two very
old wine urns he had secured
from relatives in Russell county.
According to Mr Mullins, the urns
were once the property of his
grandfather, a Revolutionary war
soldier and were probably 150
years old. The urns were of
bronze and stood almost two feet
high.
TIV MULLIJVS TAKES
PART IN WRECK
NEAR YATES GAP
A wreck occurred at the curve
just west of Yates Gap on Tues
day afternoon, involving a car
driven by Shirley Mullins and a
truck of Tiv Mullins, driven by
one of the sons of G. Mark
French.
According to our information,
Mullins was forced from the high
way by an unidentified car driver
as he approached Clintwood, and
as he drove back on to the road
his car slid in front of the ap
proaching truck. Both vehicles
mere damaged rather heavily.
NOTICE
The Dickenson County Hospital
wishes to inform the public that
it is equipped to make the medi
cal test required by the -new state
marriage law.
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* CENSUS SHOWS THAT *
* CLINTWOOD IS GROWING *
* According to the figures *
* just released from the census *
* bureau at Bristol, the town of *
* Clintwood has shown a re- *
, * markable increase in popula- *
j * tion. In 1930 the number of *
* inhabitants at the countyseat *
* was 729. The 1940 report lists *
* 1104, or an increase of 375 *
* persons. *
* * * * * * *
COUNTS FAMILY GATHERS
AT DOG BRANCH SUNDAY
An all-day celebration of the
Counts family reunion was held
at the Dog Branch community on
last Sunday, with more than 2000
relatives, visitors and friends pres
ent. This annual celebration was
featured by several prominent
speakers, a picnic lunch and good
old mountain music. Visitors and
relatives were present from sever
al neighboring states.
Walter C. Counts, president of
the organization, was in charge of
the program. Speakers appearing
before the vast throng were Judge
A. A. Skeen of Clintwood, Fred
C. Parks, congressional Republi
can nominee from the 9th district;
Richard Counts of Roanoke, and
others. Congressman John W.
Flannagan was not present due
to pressing business in Washing
ton.
The next reunion will be held
at Clintwood on the second Satur
day in August, 1941.
LARGE CROWD HEARS
NEGRO SINGERS
A large crowd was present for
the services at the Baptist church
last Sunday evening to hear the
colored choir from Clinchco. Ac
cording to all present, the songs
rendered by the visitors were en
joyed very much. The program
was different in that the songs
rendered were not the usual pop
ular variety of Negro spirituals. I
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DUNKARDS TO HOLD
“LOVE FEAST”
Skeetrock, Aug. 12. (Special)—
The Dunkards of the Cumberland
church have yielded their right
to the Pound River Church to ob
serve the Love Feast on Oct. 12
in the new building which the
Cumberland church helped build.
These two churches are the on
ly Dunkard churches in this sec
tion, and belong to an association
whose churches are for the most
part located in Tennessee.
The Herald, $1.00 a year.
Old Landmark Destroyed By Fire
The dwelling house of D. L.
Smith, well known minister of the
Freewill church, on Caney Ridge
was burned shortly after noon
! Monday, together with nearly all
the household goods. A nearby
crib, containing 30 bushels of corn
caught fire from the building and
went up in flames.
Elder Smith at the time of the
fire was opening a coal bank a
short distance from his place for
! the purpose of securing coal for
! use during the coming winter.
I Mrs. Smith, in poor health for
many years, had prepared the
, noonday meal in the kitchen and
| with a girl, who was visiting the
■ family, awaited for Mr. Smith.
The all-day wind that prevailed
i Monday is thoght to have blown
I
sparks from the stove into the
the board roof covering the kitch
en, which was soon fanned into
a blaze. The fire had gained such
headway by the time it was dis
covered that Mrs. Smith and the
girl were powerless to stop it.
Mr. Smith says that he had no
insurance on the building or
household goods.
This dwelling was one of the
old landmarks on Caney Ridge,
having been built 62 years ago by
a man named Powers. The place
was owned and occupied for many
years by the late Ichabod Ken
nedy, one of the best known citi
zens of the county in his day. The
dwelling was built of hewed pop
lar logs, boarded over with the
best grade of lumber.
CHASE FAMILY GATHERS
HERE SUNDAY FOR
16TH ANNUAL REUNION
The 16th annual reunion of the
Chase family was held in Clint
wood last Sunday, with more
than one hundred members pres
| ent. Dinner was served in the
| community building here where
a speaking and musical program
was heard. A great number of
people from the Tennessee branch
of the family was present for the
exercises.
Heretofore the reunion has been
held in Tennessee where most of
the Chase family resides. Former
Clerk of the Circuit Court of this
county, E. B. Chase was presiding
officer of the day.
ATTENDS FUNERAL OF
RELATIVE Itf KENTUCKY
M. W. Remines attended the
funeral of his brother-in-law,
George Potter, Tuesday at West
Liberty, Ky. Mr. Potter has been
in ill health for the past few
years following a stroke of par
alysis. The deceased was 81 years
of age.
Poison Spray Fatal
Ten or more cows in Dickenson
county are dead as a result of a
poisonous spray used by employes
of the CC&O railway along the
right-of-way on McClure River in
an efort to combat weed growth.
Reports reaching Clintwood indi
cate that more than a hundred an
imals were killed along the routt»
through Wise and Scott counties.
Owners of the dead cows flock
ed to Clintwood early in the week
to the office of Commonwealth’s
Attorney Hansel Fleming. Contact
ARM BROKEN BY
KICK OF MULE
Luther Fleming of Isom was
seriously injured last week when
kicked by a mule at his home. So
powerful was the kick that Mr.
Fleming’s arm was shattered and
considerable medical attention has
been necessary, although it is pos
sible that he may lose the use of
the arm.
HUGE RATTLER KILLED
While out looking for moon
shiners or other law breakers in
the Lick Creek section on Monday
Deputy Sheriff Dallas Mullins re
ports that he ran on a huge rat
tler sunning himself by the side
of a footpath. The rattler was dis
patched in short order, and when l
measured was found to be forty- j
five inches long and had eleven
rattles and a button, making it j
eleven years old, according to the
method used by old timers to de
termine the age of these snakes.
It was described as pure golden
-yellow, and the prettiest one
ever seen by Deputy Mullins.
To Grazing Cattle
ing officials of the railroad at Er
win, Tenn., Mr. Fleming was in
formed that the spray was used
with the supposition that it was
non poisonous. However, an analy
sis of the spray revealed that it
had a high arsenic content.
In consultation with Judge A.
A. Skeen, the county attorney was
informed that the railway com
pany was liable for costs of bury
ing the dead animals in addition
to paying damages to owners of
cattle.
| Hunting Season
Opens Sept. 1st
Season Closes Sept. 15; Open
From Nov. 15 to Jan. 1.
At a recent meeting of the Com
mission of Game and Inland Fish
eries, held to consider various
proposed changes in the general
hunting season, it was voted to
change the squirrel season from
October 1 to September 1, to re
main open until Sept. 15, then to
close until the beginning of the
general hunting season, Nov. 15,
and to remain open until Jan. 1.
Hunters will be advised, how
ever, that since Sept. 1 will be
Sunday, it will be unlawful to
hunt with firearms until Monday,
Sept. 2. It is a specific violation
to hunt any kind of game with
firearms on Sunday, and, in addi
tion, it is a violation to carry fire
arms on Sunday.
This change will doubtless be
heartily approved by a majority
of the people of this county, since
squirrel hunting is the favorite of
all hunting here and since squir
rels are hard to find except dur
ing the period they are feeding on
hickory nuts, acorns and beech
'nuts.
POUND RIVER INSPECTED
AS LIKELY STREAM FOR
RESTOCKING WITH FISH
G. W. Buller, in charge of fish
propagation in Virginia for the
Commission of Game & Inland
Fisheries, spent Wednesday in this
county looking over Pound River
from the mouth of Brush Creek
to Flat Gap, with the idea of re
stocking the river with fish and
having any needed stream im
provement attended to.
He was impressed with the pos
sibilities of the Pound as a good
fishing stream because it has a
good watershed almost the entire
length of the river and because it
is likely that there will be but
little land cleared along the river
and because there will be but lit
tle logging on the north side of
the river in the future. In addi
tion, the river borders the Jeffer
son National Forest at several
points and flows close the forest
almost its entire length. For this
reason, state officials count upon
the fullest cooperation of nation
al forestry officials in such an un
dertaking. ,
Mr. Buller says that he favors
stocking the stream with differ
ent kinds of fish, so as to furnish
fishing to the liking of all class
es. He believes that the old tirnt
red eye fish will thrive in Pound
and will prove to be a favorite
with those who do not particular
ly care for bass fishing.
Mr. Buller has spent all of his
mature life studying fish life and
managing fish hatcheries, and is
considered one of the best author
ities on this subject in the coun
try.

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