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Thursday t Jnne 1, 1938
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Nux Harris, big volt and watt man
of Uncle Tom Brown's Spuco com
pany, hats here of late given a good
deal of attention to grinding up
kilowatts down to the creek, and
not feeling inclined to sleep all the
time, has planted and got above
ground a fairly presentable array of
Irish potato vines.
However, potatoes are not with
i out trouble, and from the time the
first wee plants stuck their heads
from the soil, a sociable family of
potato bugs, with no false leanings
toward birth control, moved in.
As the_ potatoes grew, so did the
bugs. Numerous family reunions
among the potato bugs were in evi
dence day and night, and naturally,
what with dinner; on the ground,
Nux's 'tator patch suffered.
For several weeks, while grinding
watts, Nux attempted to clear his
'tator patch of the pests. He even
resorted to chasing the bugs around
the lot with a stick, but to no avail.
Just as he would get one bug cor
nered, another would pop up some
where else and make faces at him.
Then one day a short while ago
he had an idea and no sooner thunk
of than done. Nux rushed up town,
got a pail of whitewash and white
washed every potato plant. And the
bugs, gazing in awe at the whiteness
thereof, got the notion in their
heads that it had snowed, and froze
NOTICE OP TRUSTER'S SALE
Under and by virtue of the power
of sale contained in a certain Deed
of Trust executed by Raymond
Southard to the undersigned trus
tee, recorded in Book 126, Page
250 of Deeds of Trust in the office
of the Register of Deeds of Surry
County, North Carolina, securing a
certain note and default having
been made in the payment of said
note and demand having been made
on the undersigned trustee to sell
said property by the holder of said
note, the undersigned trustee will
Monday, June 5, 1933, at 2 o'Clock
P. M. at the Court House Door at
Dobson, North Carolina, offer for
) sale at public auction, for cash, to
the last and highest bidder, the fol
lowing described property:
BEGINNING on an iron stake at
Miller Street and Railroad Avenue
and runs Eastward with Railroad
Avenue 125 feet to an iron stake at
corner of lot 13 and runs North
with lot 13 112% feet to lot Number
5; thence West 125 feet to Miller
Street; thence South with Miller
Street 112% feet to the beginning.
This represents lots Number 8, 9,
10, 11 and 12 in Block 6, plat of
the lands of Ernest B. Hudson on
the State Highway leading from El
kin to Sparta, N. C.
This the sth day of May, 1933.
W. M. JACKSON, Trustee.
W. M. Allen, Attorney. 6-1
Business Man Plays
Safe Through - -
Eikin, N. C.
Some people don't believe in
ghosts. Others do. Then there is
that class which secretly believes,
but for fear of ridicule, say they do
not. / ..
As for us, we do. Not only do
we believe in ghosts—we've seen
one. And he wasn't one of these
plain old boys in a white shroud,
but a real rip snorting, fire belch
ing sunovagun that had far worse
intentions than merely spooking
It was one night about noon of a
clear cold day. We were on our
way through an old cemetery down
in our home town, and were not
thinking o'f anything in particular
when all of a sudden from out be
hind a tombstone popped this old
boy we've already mentioned.
The ghost looked more like the j
image conceived of the devil, only it
couldn't have been the devil, or it!
wouldn't have been popping out af
ter us. In height it was about six;
feet, had a long pointed nose and
bolt holes for horns._ A long red
robe covered its body, and from out
its mouth spouted fire and smoke.
It would be proper to say that we |
were a wee bit embarrassed. And as
we went over the next hill in exact-;
ly nothing flat, the ghost was just
about two pants behind.
Luckily, just as the ghost was
about to catch us, a strong wind
came up and blew his inner fire out,
and thus we escaped.
But that wasn't all we saw of
him. Having to pass through the'
graveyard several times a week, we
soon wore ourself out running from
that fire-snorting old boy. It ap
peared that he had become attached
to us, or something. The last time
or two he chased us, he would open •
his mouth and singe the back of our
head with fire. Then, like N.ux I
Harris and his potato patch, we had
The next night as we passed
through the graveyard we were
equipped with a bucket of water.
And, as we expected, out popped the
old boy with his mouth open and
red flames flying. But did we run?
Pooh, pooh, ask us. Well, then
we'll tell you anyway. No! For as
it advanced we dashed the water
down his throat, the water gener
ated steam in his stomach, and the
poor old ghost blew up like a loco
And that's what we call laying
the ghost. You may have a better
name for it.
* * *
During the past week we've heard
a number of people expressing won
der as to the why and whatfor of
the second fire alarm the night the
house burned on Surry Avenue. And
since we had wondered ourself, we
took pains to find out.
As we understand it, the first
alarm didn't bring out but 99 auto
mobiles. The second alarm was for
the purpose of bringing the auto
quota to a hundred.
It appears the local firemen are
not at their best unless a large au
dience is on hand. As it was, due
to the small crowd, they saved a
portion of the burning building for
Next time everyone should make
it a point to be on hand.
* • »
We ran across the following clip
ping in the Eavesdropper column of
The Stateßville Record, and think
ing it might possibly be of local in
terest, inasmuch as it points out
new and quaint usages or familiar
household equipment. We are
printing introduction and all as ap
pearing in The Eavesdropper:
"The following clipping, credited
to the Hopkins (Missouri) Journal,
shows one part of the United States
where they struck oil, aud don't
know there is a depression, being a
copy of a letter from that locality:
" 'Well, since I sold my little
farm in Arkansaw, I have pros
pered. You know we always lived
in the one-room shack but I came
to East Texas, and bought a farm
and pretty soon I leased it to an oil
company and was sure lucky. They
hit a big oil field on that place and
now I have a big house here in Alto.
It has six rooms. There 1b _oae
THE ELKIN TRIBUNE. ELKIN, NORTH CAROLINA
room we do Nothing but eat in.
There la one that we iust sit in;
! two rooms that we don't do any
thing but sleep in; one room that
we don't do anything but cook in
and there is one that ie all white
i and has a place that yon can wash
all over, and over in a corner is ar
place that you can wash your fac|
iand hands in and over in the other
; corner there is a place you can wash
your feet in. When we moved in
there were two lids on this, but
we have taken them off. We are
ÜBing one of them for a dough
board and we have framed grand-
I pa's picture with the other one.
I Write me a letter when you have
" 'Your friend, Jim.' "
1 * • •
i THIS AND THAT
Imagine the plight of the kanga
> roo mother who found that her
pouch had been picked.
> A ride in the U. S. S. Hootnanny
t i two Sunday mornings ago convinced
> 1 us that in addition to a large navy,
, Elkin should also have a shoal pa
* • *
; XQit, please.
,i (By John Joseph Gaines, M. D.)
I ENDORSE IT
j Here's a letter from a brother
physician—with a few of the strong
est words deleted. It may be of in
Dear Dr. Gaines:
"I wish you would devote more
articles to the exposure of quack
ery, The every-day people of our
country little realize the thievery
■ that is going on under their very
noses. The radio is reeking with
■ the vile preachment of the medical
racketeer. Millions of dollars —
yes, hundreds of millions are whee
dled out of American pockets that
are least able to afford it. The game
goes on without interference on
part of authorities, therefore it
would seem, within the law.
"The medical racketeer invents
some trivial, imaginary disease or
condition, to which any ordinary
working man or woman might be
subject—and for which the racket-
I eer, of course, has the sole remedy.
This (faked) condition is dinned
into the ears of millions of listen
ers, until they grow suspicious of
May 22, 1933
I suppose that I may claim to be the first Ford Dealer. I not only
made cars, but sold them and frequently delivered them myse ,
The "drive away" is not new; often I have driven cars from Detroit
to towns in Ohio or Indiana or Michigan to make delivery.
There were no good roads in those days, and the people where
drove had never seen a motor car before.
My first really enthusiastic customers were Country Doctors. y
were the first to realize the value of dependable transportation o
widely scattered practice. .•_„+ ~ce r s
Even today I occasionally hear from some of those first Fo .
We had to teaoh local mechanics ho* to oare for the cars. .
is ho. Ford Service began, which is no. found everywhere in the "orld.
I We believed from the beginning that a sale does not .complete
transaction .ith our customer - it creates upon ua an obligation
to see that our customer's oar gives him service. or ea
their duty to the public in this respect.
I can,say of Ford Dealers generally that they have been and are men
of character and standing in their communities. Most of them ave
been .ith us many years, .hich indicates that »e agree on basic .
business principles. The Company provides that the methods used to sell
the Ford oar are consistent .ith the self-respect of the Dealers
who handle it. .
The present Ford V-8 is the peak of our 30 years expedience.
We have never made a better car. Its eight-cylinder engine is
powerful and smooth running. The car is admittedly very goo oo in
and has comfortable riding qualities. It is economical in
operation because of advanced engine design and low car weight.
It is the fastest, roomiest and most powerful car we have ever built.
themselves—they are quick to de
tect signs of the "affliction." They
have been, told that it' ihight iead-to
horrible death —but, easily enough
"cured" -if- they secure a bottle 'of
the nostrum and use it thq rest of.'
"Multiplied millions of people rush
to buy the racketeer's gully-wash.
The profits are enormous—for, the
operator of the hoax does not work
for ordinary wages., Huge fortunes
are piled up for the racketeer and
"Rube Smithers needs somebody
to set him right; he needs a protec
tor—an advisor who tells him the
truth. Fat radio contracts are never
turned down—they pay too well. It
is poor Rube that Pays. Now, doc
tor, get busy.
Fraternally M. D.
I - >
INTO HIGH GEAR
Pressed by the White House to
adjourn by June 10, Congress is
working in high gear to speed dis
position of the vast pubfic works
industrial control-taxation and other,
important measures on President
Roosevelt's emergency program be
fore the deadline, two weeks hence.
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION
Notice is hereby given that the
partnership heretofore subsisting be
tween J. D. Compton and T. C.
Green, carrying on the business of
dry cleaning at Elkin, N. C., under
the firm of C. & G. Cleaners, has
been dissolved by mutual consent as
and from the Ist day of May, 1933,
so far as concerns J. D. Compton
who retires from the firm. All debts
due to and owing by the said firm
will be received and paid respective
ly by T. C. Greene, who will continue
to carry on the said business.
Dated the Ist day of May, 1933.
J. D. COMPTON
5-25 T. C. GREENE
Having qualified as administrator
of the estate of Mrs. Bessie Rene
gar, deceased, late of Surry county,
notice is hereby given to all persons
holding claims Against the estate to
present them to the undersigned
within twelve months from this date
or this notice wil lbe pleaded in bar
of recovery. All persons indebted
to the estate are notified to make
This May 22, 1933.
G. B. WALL,
67 J 5 - Administrator.
Hot Weather Calls For
Make it a habit to eat ice cream. Healthy and deli
cious, it is summer's tastiest delicacy. Buy it here
and save money. You'll find our prices lower and
our cones bigger!
Pint - - 15c
Large Cone - - - 5c
Ice Cream Sandwiches - 5c
BUY WHERE YOU GET THE MOST FOR YOUR
SURRY DAIRY ICE
E. MAIN STREET ELKIN, N. C.