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Dickenson County Herald
Volume 4
Clintwood, Va., Thursday, Oct. 3, 1940
No. 20
Oct. 16 Declared
State Holiday
By Governor
Schools of State Will Close on
That Date and Teachers Will
Assist in Restoration
October 16th has been declared j
a state holiday by Gov. Price in a
recent proclamation. All schools j
throughout the state will close for !
the day, and the public school
teachers in each city and town
have been asked by the chief ex
ecutive to assist in any way pos
sible with the registration of per
sons falling withhin the age lim
its as set up by the national con
scription act. In Dickenson Coun
ty many teachers have already
been designated to serve either as
registrars or assistant registrars j
at. the various polling places.
According to figui'es released j
from Richmond, Dickenson Coun
ty will have approximately 2664
persons between the ages of 21
and 35 inclusive, who will regis
ter under the draft act. Wise
County, it is estimated, will have
8,424 to register. Buchanan will
have a few more than Dickenson
—an approximate 2751, while Rus
sell County is expected to regis
ter 4229.
Below we give a list of of reg
istrars and assistants as selected
by the electoral board Sept 28:
Chase, North Ward—Truman
Fleming, Henry Wright.
Chase, S. Ward—Sam Wright,
Glenn Kiser. j
Kerr—Harry Thomason, Fred
Mountain—W. M. Beverly, El
zie Mullins.
Carney—Clyde Hollifield, S. L.
Roaring Fork—G. C. Rasnick,
V. L. Bird.
Rose—Maynard Rose, Emory
Stratton—Alton Stanley, E. C.
W. Dante—Wilson McCoy, Wil
burn Mullins.
Lick Fork—George McKinney,
Freeling Mullins.
Ridge—F. J. Stanley, Earl Dot
Colley—Arthur Edwards, Burns
Counts—Robt. Arington. L. H.
Duty—W. C. Compton, Bernard
Frying Pan—Perry Compton, B.
Moss—Hatcher Selfe, W. R.
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The City Fathers met until late
in the night Tuesday, and accord
ing to reports received, there was
very little accomplished except
talking and arguments pro and
con. It was finally decided that
the town treasury would continue
to contribute its part on WPA
projects until January 1st.
The sanitation officer of Dick
enson County, we heard, received
a cold reception to his request for
proper moral and legal support in
the matter of requiring each and
every family without proper san
itation facilities to construct an
outdoor privy. One member of the
Council spoke very unfavorably
on such a proposal, contending
that diseases were not spread
from improperly constructed priv
ies or similar means. This sanita
tion proposal was postponed un
til a later date.
Load of Black and Rock Bass Re
ceived For Pound, Cranes Nest
and Russell Fork Rivers
Dickenson County fishermen
were made glad this week by
news that the Commission of
Game and Fisheries had sent a
huge load of small-mouth black
bass and rock bass for Russell
Fork, Pound and Cranes Nest riv
It is announced that the con
signment consisted of about 200®
black bass and about 4000 rock j
bass or red-eye. Many of the black
bass were at least 5 inches long
and should reach legal size foi
taking within two years.
The truck carrying the tish
from the Front Royal state fish
hatchery was driven by Duff Low
ery, employee of the Commission,
and arrived at Haysi at an early
hour Tuesday. After placing* con
signment in Russell Fork, the
driver proceeded to the mouth of
Pound and Cranes Nest, where
the remaining consignment was
equally divided between the two
E. C. Edwards of Tivis assisted
the game warden and truck driv^
er in placing the fish in Pound
and Cranes Nest.
Mesdames R. S. McFall and F.
H. Sutherland, Misses Ruth Chase
and Catherine Remines are visit
ing in Washington, D. C., this
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D.E.A. Holds
Annual Fall
Meeting Here
Plans Are Made For School Fair
At Ervinton In October or Early
Members of the Dickenson Ed
ucation Association held a very
successful and instructive fall
meeting at Dickenson Memorial
High School last Saturday morn
ing and afternoon.
The morning session was con
sumed chiefly by panel discuss
ions on topics relating to local and
county school problems. Some of
these panels discussed and made
recommendations on: The organi
zation of Community Leagues,
Guidance of Pupils, How Can the
Curriculum of the County Schools
be Best Adapted to Community
Reports from the various stand
ing committees and routine busi
ness made up the afternoon pro
gram. There were no resolutions
of a controversial nature, and this
report was adopted in its entirety
by a voice vote. Heretofore, the
resolutions as presented to the
teachers have brought about clash
es of opinion and heated argu
Plans were discussed for the an
nual county school and vocational
fair to be held late in October or
early November at Ervinton. The
teachers felt that this annual
school fair should be continued in
view of the very successful fair
held last year at Haysi for the
first time in many years.
The coaches of the four high
schools discussed a tentative bas
ketball schedule to begin early in
January. In past years the sche
dule had net been prepared until
later in the school session, but the
coaches decided to dispose of this
matter early this year so that dates
for games with out of county f
teams could be scheduled without'
conflict in dates.
Delegates the the District K and
?tate conventions were elected dur
;ng the afternoon session. The Dis
*rict K meeting is to be held at
Rig Stone Gap on October 18. The
state convention will be held at
Richmond during Thanksgiving
Mrs. Lena Priode was able to
return to her-, duties as teacher
here on Monday following a ton
sil operation at the Dante hos
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According to a report irom the
sheriff of Pike County, Ky., to of
ficers here, Deputy Sheriff John
Cable of Osborns Gap, near the
Pike-Dickenson line, was shot
and killed one day this week near
Shelby Gap, Ky. John Kilien of
that place is being sought in con
nection with the killing. It was
stated that Cable had Kilien un
der arrest but had failed to search
him, and that at the first oppor
tunity Kilien produced a gun and
fired on the officers.
John Cable had lived at Os
borns Gap, a short distance from
Freeling, for the past several
years and was well known by cit
izens of the south of theCumber
lands. He had engaged in farm
ing and other activities at his
home on the mountain.
John Kilien, the man sought
by officers, is a half-brother to
Columbus Kilien of near Isom.
Officers of Dickenson and Pike
are making a search for him in
the north side of this county.
More Than 1000 Persons Gather
For Granville Colley’s Fish
Fry on Sunday
The annual gathering at the
Breaks of Sandy went off in a big
way last Sunday, with approxima
tely a thousand persons in at
The chief speaker of the day
was Representative John W. Flan
nagan, Jr., of the Fightin’ Ninth.
Mr. Flannagan spoke of theneces
sity of the conscription measure
recently enacted into law if Amer
ica is to be ready for all emergen
cies from abroad. “Too little” and
“too late” must not be the expres
sions heard in America if an in
vasion should come. We must be
ready for all totalitarian threats,
regardless of the cost, declared
Congressman Flannagan.
The speaker also expressed the
hope that the Breaks Park would
soon become a reality instead of
a dream.
Granville Colley, Breaks Park
enthusiast, was in charge of the
E. R. Beverly, now located at
Tazewell with the welfare depart
ment, spent the week-end in Dick
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Draft Machinery
Being Whipped
Into Shape
Dickenson County May Get Air
port As Part of Defense Pro
Draft boards in Virginia will
number 154, according to announ
cement this week from Richmond.
The number of boards for each
city and town is determined on a
population basis.
Dickenson County will have one
draft board. The recommendation
of Circuit Judge A. A. Skeen of
the members to serve on the board
for this county went forward to
Gov. Price more than a week ago.
Tentative schedules for a nation
al airport development program
to bolster national defense will
soon go before congress for con
sideration. The idea behind the
airport development projects is to
dot the nation with landing areas
for possible defense use.
A total of over sixteen millions
is tentatively designated for Vir
ginia, and Clinchco is listed as one
possible location for such a pro
ject in Dickenson County. An ex
penditure of $117,000 is designat
ed for making such a development
in this county. These fields will
also be used for a training pro
No one yet knows just where
the port would be located, but
citizens well acquainted with the
topography of that section of the
county conjecture that such a port
and training base would be locat
ed either on Kerr Ridge or in the
immediate section of Tarpon.
Rev. P. E. Cullom, pastor of the
Baptist church for two and one
half years, has accepted a call to
the Cambria Baptist Church near
Christiansburg. He will begin his
work there November first.
Rev. Cullom states that he has
never lived in a friendler town
than Clintwood, and that he and
his family have enjoyed their
work here to the fullest extent.
Mr. Cullom and family have made
a host of friends here and in the
county who will miss them great
Elzie Mullins and Alex Dutton,
Pound River merchants, were here
today on business.
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