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Dickenson County Herald
Volume 4
Clint wood, Va., Thursday, Nov. 7, 1940
No. 25
News Briefs
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thomason
sold their grocery business on
Tuesday to a lady from Ken
A stork shower was held for
Mrs. Bascom Slemp Damron on
Monday night at the home of
Mrs. J. K. Damron. The shower
was sponsored by Misses Mary
Edwards and Sara Kate Chase.
Election twins—Born to Mrs.
Leo Lyle on Tuesday, two sons.
They have been named Larry
and Harry.
Born last Saturday to Mrs.
Florence Hyde Street, a daugh
ter. Her name is Martha Louise.
The Board of Supervisors held
its regular monthly meeting on
Tuesday and transacted routine
business. The board adjourned in
time to give the courtroom over
to the political speaking by Con
gressman Flannagan and M. M.
Long, delegate in the Virginia
Assembly from Wise County.
The Dickenson County School
Board met on Thursday and re
mained in session most of the
day. The chief topic for consider
atino was the salary scale and
determining just what teachers
were entitled to a bonus under
a new plan adopted by the pres
ent board.
The Clintwood Womans Club
held its regular monthly meeting
at the community building on
Tuesday evening. The theme of
the program was. the observance
of National Book Week. The pro
gram was featured by a “What‘s
My name?” contest dealing With
famous characters from fiction
and biography. Mrs. K. W. Crab
tree was in charge of the pro
This club is to sponsor a Red
Cross Production unit during the
coming year. National headquar
ters will furnish wool, yarn, cloth
etc., and the local club will furn
ish thread, buttons and snaps.
Clothing will be made for ship
ment to civilians of the British
“Week of Prayer” was observ
ed by the Methodist Missionary
Society at the church last Wed
nesday night. This is an annual
movement by the various branch
es of the society throughout the
United States to give financial as
sistance to Scarrit College and its
From the soil conservation ol
fice in Dickenson County comes
release of the “Dickenson County
Crops and Land Use Report of
1940.” Grown in the county this
past year were the following
crops and acreage: 1.4 acres of
dark tobacco; 53.2 acres barley,
44.3 acres of wheat, 49.2 acres of
Irish potatoes (this does inot in
clude potatoes for home use).
Corn took the lead with 6,818.5
acres, and there was grow 3,580.6
acres of oats, 118.7 rye, 303.4
cane for hay, and 292.7 other
The total acreage of soil deplet
ing crops was 11.375. On the
other side of the ledger, however
there were 12,435.1 acres of
grasses and legumes. The report
shows 1,430.6 acres of idle crop
land. Orchards in the county
measure 189.9 acres. Further the
report reveals 16,356.8 acres class
ed as non-cropland pasture and
48.014.3 acres of non-cropland.
Farms in the county total 1753.
(Special From Freeling)
The students of Bearpen School
staged an election of their own
Monday, solemnly registering
their respective choices for pres
ident. They used ballots prepar
ed under direction of the teach
ers. Students representing both
political parties were designated
by the teachers to act as elec
tion officers, and each student
in turn deposited his ballot m
the improvised ballot box.
The count gave Roosevelt 45
jnd Willkie 36.
Local Democrats hailed this at
the time as portending a trend
toward their candidate.
HOUSE on Georges Fork, with
electricity and garden. See Mrs.
Nancy Anderson, Clintwood, or
write Miss Vonda Anderson, 22A
West Main St., Belleville, 111.
Mrs. T. A. Phillips of Bristol
visited Mrs. J. C. Damron ana
Mrs. Elmer Smith this week.
missionary program.
Persons taking part on the pro
gram were Mrs. E. C. Smith, Rev.
L. D. Perkins, Mrs. W. O. Deel
Deel and the male quartet, con
sisting of Messrs. B. Allen My
ers, E. C. Smith, N. B. French and
Corbette Reedy. The program was
under the direction of Mrs. Jas.
M. Skeen.
How Dickenson
Voted Tuesday
Probably the quietest presiden
tal election in Dickenson County
was held on last Tuesday. No dis
turbances of any 'nature were re
ported from any of the precincts.
Citizens of the county, os far as
we know, went to the polls and
expressed their choice for Presi
dent Roosevelt, his running mate,
Henry Wallace, Sen. Byrd ana
John W. Flannaga'n, Jr. Below is
a report of how the various pre
cincts voted:
Chase, N. Ward
Chase, S. Ward
83j 98| 73| 111
Lick Fork
69| 871 64| 92
94| 88| 85( 95
7611081 631115
110(130! 84(158
79! 72| 74( 77
39| 90] 331 98
Roaring Fork
144| 74|136| 82
W. Dante
60| 28| 51| 38
211! 84|194|104
991 8! 99| 11
65! 6! 58! 13
145| 18| 148j 18
Frying Pan
811 52| 72| 60
4311061 38!Ill
12Of-48"11131 54
44! 16! 45! 14
251 10| 201 13
Twin Branches
80! 0! 80| o
114| 48| 98| 58
Bart Lick
371 7| 37] 7
Roosevelt . 2551
Willkie . 1784
Flannagam . 2362
Parks . 1970
Mrs. Dorsia Phillips and Mrs.
Joh-n W. Flannagan, Jr., were
visitors here on election day.
Officials of the Virginia game
commission placed twenty wild
turkeys on the headwaters of
Twin Branches, within the Jeffer
son National Forest area, Thurs
day for propagation. The turkeys
were placed in • a wire enclosed
area in the deep woods where
they will be fed regularly with
grain furnished by the game com
mission for about two weeks, in
order to accustom them to the
The turkeys were furnished
through a co-operative agreement
between the state and fedreal gov
ernments. Citizens of the Twin
Branches section have promised
to lend every aid possible toward
making this venture a success.
Residents of Clintwood on Fri
day morning were first under the
impression that very little dam
age had been inflicted by Hal
lowe’en pranksters, but thruout
the day news of damage to crops,
and so on increased It is reported
that Mr. Renames lost a part of
his fodder crop when vandals
threw several shocks into the
highway for passing cows.
The Appalachian Power Com
pany lost most of the light bulbs
from street lights in every sec
tion of town. These were replac
ed promptly by the company.
In the early part of the even
ing scores of children of all ages
milled up and down Main Street.
Each child must have had a cake
of soap, since no window on Main
Street failed to be completely
coated. Owners passed of the
pranks by saying that it caused
them to give their windows a fall
Seen in town last Saturday
were Cecil Phipps, of Skeetrock,
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Owens of
Tivis and Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus
Colley of Skeetrock.
The sixteen young citizens of Dickenson County who made the
supreme sacrifice in the last W orld War:
Allen Jackson Bailey
Fred Haskins Colley
John Henry Deel
Thomas J. Grizzle
Luther Hay
Walter H. Keel
Alexander Killen
Nelson Mullins
William A. Neece
Teddy Owens
Fred Hicks Priode
Willie Ratliff
Jesse Lee Silcox
Morgan Stanley
Leonard Joseph White
Garland Wright
Boys Volunteer
For First Call
Twelve boys from Dickenson
county have already placed their
names on the volunteer list for a
year’s training in the army. These
boys will be given priority over
other persons who registered un<
der the draft act when the next
quota is called.
Boys who already have joined
the army for a three-year term
from Dickenson County, as on*
nounced in the Herald last week,
are: Ray Carico, Offie Lee Rose
and Robert Kendrick. Boys ex
pressing intention to volunteei
for a year are: Austin Swindall,
Tenil Mullins, Tollie Moore, New
ton Mullins, Clinton Grizzle, Fer
rel Sutherland, Emmett Wheatly,*
Robert A. Phipps and Howard
The order list for Dickenson
county is now being prepared and
will be posted at the local draft
office in a very few days. All
registrants are asked to get their
order number. Questionnaires are
being mailed out to all who reg
istered. After the questionnaires
are completed and returned to
the local office, classification of
all registrants will be made.
In the first quota for the nation
to answer the call to colors on
November 18, Dickenson county's
quota was 1.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Buchanan
of Darwin announce the marriage
of their daughter Lillian to Bar
num Powers, Jr.t of Clinchco, at
Whitesburg, Ky., on Oct. 26.
The young couple are making
their home in the Howard Clark
apartment in Clintwood. On Wed
nesday of this week a shower was
tendered by Mrs. R. B. Baker for
the new bride at Mrs. Clark s
home. Mrs. Powers received many
beautiful and useful gifts.
Honor Roll for the month of
Ruby Blansett, Aubrey Lyall,
Bernice Rakes, Irene Sluss, The
da Gay Hawkins, Billy Willis,.
Odell Branham, Mildred Rakes.
H. R. Rush and Ben Sutherland
attended the football game be
tween Kentucky and Alabama in
Lexington, Ky., last Saturday.
Lige Rasnick, good citizen cf
the Sandy Ridge section, was see
ing friends in town Monday.

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