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Dickenson Coumy Herald
Volume 4
Clintwood, Va., Thursday, Nov. 14, 1940
No. 26
Melvin Mullins
Passes Saturday
Had Been, An Invalid For Past 20
Years; Heart Trouble Cause of
William Melvin Mullins died at
his home on Cranes Nest River
early last Saturday, at hte age
of 68.
He was buried the following
day near Mount Pleasant church,
on Big Ridge. Funeral services
were conducted by Elders Bruce
Mullins and Alex Rakes, of the
Regular Baptist church, of which
the deceased had been a member
since Oct. 29, 1932.
Mr. Mullins was stricken by
rhumatism more than twenty
years ago and had been an inval
id since, unable to get about ex
cept by assistance. The immedi
ate cause of his death was heart
trouble. He had been gravely ill
for two weeks before death, and
his passing was not unexpected.
Shortly before death, he called to
his faithful daughter to assist him
to his chair by the fireplace. He
passed quietly and was conscious
to the end.
He served one term as a mem
ber of the board of supervisors of
this county from the Clintwood
district and was an active parti
cipant in public affairs until
stricken with rhumatism.
A son of William L. and Cyn
thia Mullins, pioneer citizens of
the Nickels Gap section, he spent
his entire life in the'neighborhood
where he was born.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
Roxie Mullins, and the following
sons and daughters: Clarence,
Garland, N. B., Hie and Lester
Mullins, Mrs. Stella Puckett, Mrs.
Lexie Carter, Mrs. Ivis Large,
Mrs. Nellma Mullins and Alma
and Leema Mullins. He is also
survived by two brothers and one
sister. Allen and Walter and Eu
nice Mullins.
Through the efforts of the
School Board, teachers in the
county received their October
claims in full by making arrange
ments with the Clinchfield Coal
Corporation for an advance pay
ment of part of its taxes.
The School Board held a special
meeting today in which the mat
ter of renewing the fire insur
ance due later in the month on
school buildings in the county.
Roy E. Bentley, employed as
a painter at Pontiac, Mich., is
visiting friends and relatives in
the county this week.
1941 IS 110
Virginia selective service head
quarters announced on Nov. 10th
tentative quotas of men to be fur
nished by localities of the state
for military training by June 30,
The tentative gross quota of
men to be supplied by Virginia
the first year has been fixed at
38.883, and the net quota at9’747.
Fairfax county will be called
upon for 230 recruits—the largest
number listed for any local board.
110 is the quota for Dickenson
County. The neighboring coun
ties of Buchanan, Wise and Rus
sell are to send 164, 251 and 122
On Saturday, Nov. 23, Burley
tobacco growers of Dickenson
will vote in a national referen
dum on Burley marketing quotas.
Only those farmers who grrw
Burley in 1940 are eligible to vote.
The growers will vote for a three
year control program, a one-year
control program or opposed to
any control program. A two
thirds majority is required for a
control program to be operative.
Burley growers in the Sa'nd
lick can vote at Tiller’s store at
Duty, Va. All other eligible vot
ers can vote at 'the Soil Conserva
tion office in Clintwood.
Every Burley tobacco grower is
urged to consider carefully the
issues involved and vote his con
victions. The decision of the vot
rs in the referendum will be fin
Mitchell Senter
Dies After
Long Illness
Was Long Identified With Public
Affairs of County; Served Two
Terms as Supervisor
Mitchell F. Senter, one of Dick
enson county’s most widely known
citizens, died at his home o'n Bart
lick after a lingering illness and
declining health during the past
two or three years.
Ke was the son of Andy Senter
and Frances McFall Senter. He
was born on December 17, 1868.
Mr. Senter folowed farming as
a regular occupation and took an
active interest in the public af
fairs of the county. He was a
member of the Board of Super
visors from the Willis District foi
two terms and served in the ca
pacity of chairman. He was also
a member of the trustee electoral
board for one term.
Funeral services for the deceas
ed were held Monday at his home
on Bartlick. Burial took place in
the family cemetery nearby.
He is survived by his wife and
several children. Of his children
his son, Corbett, was best known
for his athletic ability in Dicken
son county in days past. He was
a member of the county baseball r
team. Later he entered Georgia
Tech and took an active part in
athletics. He was an All-Ameri
can end and once shut out the
New York Giants in a Spring ex
hibition baseball game with the
Georgia Tech nine. Offered a pro
fessicnal contract, he declined to
go into big league baseball.
Has Your Subscription Expired?
A late hospital bulletin issued
this morning announces the birth
of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Kermit
Powers, born Nov. 13, and a son
to Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Baker,
born Nov. 14, both of Clintwood.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kilgore,
of Berea, Ky., announce the birth
| of a son, born Nov. 12. His name
is Johnny Claude.
1 Mr. and Mrs. Burns Hughes al
so announce the birth of a son,
born Nov. 11th.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Logan
Keith of Pound, a daughter,
j Mr. and Mrs. John Hale ofFre
j mont announce the arrival of a
daughter named Betty Lou, on
Nov. 6th.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Meredith
I Boggs a daughter, on Nov. 11th.
Richard Wagner underwent a
tonsil operation Monday.
Mrs. Willie Allen Powers, teach
er in Dickenson Memorial High,
is confined to the hospital.
Virgil Murphy was brought tu
the hospital suffering with a bad
ly cut knee.
Mrs. John Yates, Mrs. Frances
Newberry, Mrs. Kermit Kennedy,
Tolly Addington and Preston Sil
cox still remain in the hospital.
Noah Buchanan underwent an
operation in the hospital on Wed
Mr. and Mrs. George Artrip an
nounce the birth of adaughter on
Nov. 13th.
Little Miss Carman Fuller is a
patient in the hospital.
Court convened on Monday ana
has been busy with minor civil
appeals cases for the first few
days. Court was not in session to
day but will convene again to>
The grand jury returned the
following true bills of indictment:
Luther Dotson, maiming; Thur
man Keen, bigamy and forgery,
Willie Newberry and Roy Wda
dell, forgery; Clint Leftwich,
breaking and entering, felony;
Hibbert and Jonah Gilbert, break
ing and entering, felony; and
Garland Bowman, breaking and
entering, felony.
Interest in the coming basket
ball season in the county is al
ready becoming noticeable. With
baseball past history, softball out
of the way and football talk on
the wane, basketball is coming to
the forefront.
Several outdoor tilts have al
ready been played between the
out of county and county aggre
gations. Clintwood has given the
Pound and Flat Gap several
warm-up engagements and split
even with Ervinton High in two
encounters. v
Clinchco, proud of its new gym
nasium, is fast rounding into
-hape for the indoor season. Bar
ring accidents or other uncertain
ties, this big, fast squad should be
county champions this winter. Ce
cil Hughes is the Clinchco coach.
From Haysi comes reports that
Haysi w^l have a new team in
new uniforms for county compe
tition. Under the tutilage of L. N.
Dalton, the other teams in the
county are preparing for stronger,
competition from Haysi than has
been the case for the past few
The Ervinto girls, with but few
losses from last year’s squaa,
should take the cup come Febru
ary. But the Clintwood girls will
have a strong team before the
end of the season. Coach Allen
Stanley is starting with practical
ly new material at the county
seat school. Ervinton boys will
continue to be a threat through
out the season with Steve Ad
kins as coach and might prove
to be the surprise entry of the
All indications point to a rous
ing and thrilling schedule of
games down to the end of the sea
Legion Observes
Armistice Day
Program Is Presented At High
School Auditorium on Monday
The Dickenson county Post of
the American Legion had charge
of the Armistice Day program
given in the Dickenson Memorial
High School auditorium from
10:45 to 12:10 a. m., Monday morn
Due to the absence of Com
mander Elmer F Poore, E. J.
| Sutherland was presiding officer.
In addition to several patriotic
songs by the group under the di
rection of Rev. L. D. Perkins, the
Clintwood quartet sang “Faith of
Our Fathers.”
j Legionnaire O. W. Danner eu
logized the Gold Star Mothers,
and H. M. Sutherland spoke very
eloquently and touchingly of the
various mingled reactions of the
j front-line troops when silence
settled over the world on that
, never-to-be-forgotten day, Nov.
i 11, 1918, at the stroke of the
j clock on the eleventh hour,
i Prof. Quisenberry of Coeburi,
j was guest speaker of the.day. He
went back briefly into the past
j and spoke of the first great world
conflict. Then he dwelt at some
length on the present internation
al situation, and in spite of omin
ous daily events there was a ray
of hope in his address for ulti
mate peace in the war-stricken
The roll of honor for Dickenson
county was read at the eleventh
hour, followed by “Taps” and
then a moment of silence.
Several people from the town
in addition to the members of
the Legion Post were in attend
Song .... Star Spangled Banner
Prayer . By Chaplin
Roll of Honor
Taps .E. C. Smith
Moment of Silent Prayer
Presentation of Gold Star
Mothers.O. W. Danner
Quartet.... Faith of Our Fathers
Address.H. M. Sutherland
World War Songs . . . . Audience
Address Prof. Quisenberry
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Claude
Kilgore, of Brushy Ridge, a husky
boy at the Dickenson County Hcs
pital on Tuesday. Both baby and
mother are doing fine.
A. G. Friend, Jr., was visiting
friends and relatives in. Clint
wood over the week-end.

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