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THE ELKIN TRIBUNE
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THURSDAY JUNE 8, 1933
Entered at the poet office at Elkin, N. C., as
C. S. FOSTER -President
IL K. LAFFOON Secretary-Treasurer
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, PER YEAR
In the State, $1.50 Out of the SUte, *2.00
If the Chicago Exposition is a success, we
shouldn't forget to give due credit to Arcturus.
Now that Uncle Tom's Cabin is being revived
in New York, there will be plenty of weeping
over Little Eva.
You couldn't want any better evidence that
Mr. Douglass would make an excellent Secretary
of the Treasury than that Huey Long disap
proves of him.
Having demonstrated on various occasions
how the world has deteriorated, Chicago ought to
be applauded when she undertakes to show how
the world has progressed.
Suggestion: Some competent instructor
could make good money teaching tap-dancing to
husbands who must stand on street corners wait
ing for their wives.
Down at Abernethy's Drug Store they are
selling double-compacts at a price. Browning
explains that they are meant for two-faced
Figures compiled by the United States De
partment of Agriculture tell an interesting story
about the value of North Carolina forests. No
less interesting is the study of the possibilities in
conserving and increasing this great state asset
through intelligent management.
Among the Southern states, North-Carolina
stands first in value of farm timber harvest;
first in per cent of farm area in woods, and fifth
in area of all farm lands.
In the nation this state stands third in val
ue of farm timber harvest;.third in per cent of
farm area in woods; third in area of farm wood
land, and twenty-first in area of all farm land.
The income per acre from North Carolina
farm woodlands, in 1929, averaged $1.82, while
in Tennessee it reached $2.40, in Maine $3.53 and
in New York State $4.47.
Income per farm family from the farm
woods amounts to $54.10. In this we rank above
South Carolina with $36.88 and Tennessee with
$53.00, but below Virginia whose average was
In New York where forestry has been taking
first rank among farm problems, the average
forest income per farm family jumps to $101.74,
in Massachusetts to $116.46, and in Maine $202.-
If you are the owner of a boundary of dirt,
big or little, we insist that you read those figures
over a and then ascertain for yourself what
part of the $15,184,145 paid for farm timber pro
ducts three years ago went into your pocket.
The yearly average value of cut farm-timber
may be more or less than this, but fifteen million
bucks is a considerable sum in the way of coupons
clipped from the forests. Thanks to the fore
sight and intelligence of our state officials, much
of this coupon-clipping is done intelligently, yet
it must be admitted that a lot of it is done with
utter abandon and in flagrant disregard for the
permanency of this income.
President Roosevelt is doing this nation his
greatest service in accentuating the importance
of our forests. We are a nation of wastrels in
nothing so much as in our treatment of our tim
berlands. Because the trees are here in abun
dance we rape the woods like a glutton. But we
will learn our lesson by paying a dear price for
experience. If we would stop to consider the
methods used in Europe, and apply them here, we
would not even have to wait for our children to
do what we are too stupid to do ourselves.
When we come to give our forests the same
thought and attention that we give to any other
growing crop, then and not until then, may we
consider that we are doing our duty to ourselves
and to posterity.
Facing A Fight
The campaign in North Carolina to repeal
the Eighteenth Amendment bids fair to throw
the state into turmoil again. The dry element
in the state has been smarting under the appar
ent overwhelming victory of the wets at the last
election, and with thefr backs to the wall, we may
prepare to see the fur fly.
Neighborhoods include those who are con
sistently and conscientiously for and against re
peal ; families that are fundamentally dry for one
reason or another are equally divided, and the
state's dominant political party will have a hard
time making up its mind where to jump.
The Young People's Democratic clubs of the
state will bear the brunt of the first fight, if the
leaders attempt te take a .stand for repeal, with
the prospect of disrupting this important factor
for Democratic suceess.
Those who undertook to measure the senti
ment on repeal in this state by the results of the
last election, may have to revise their conclusions
considerably, as the campaign progresses.
But the tragedy of the whole matter is in the
bitterness that always follows a conflict by those
' cloaked in the spirit of the crusader.
THE ELKIN TRIBUNE, ELKIN, WORTH CAROLINA
If The Tribune should let you in on the
ground floor and sell you its weekly visits for the
year for fifty cents less than your neighbor is
paying, it would be good business on your part
to promptly accept the proposal.
The House of Morgan made this sort of prop
osition to a select list of customers, in offering
securities and stocks at cost and considerably
less than the market price. Most of them ac
cepted the favor, unmindful of the kick-back that
has been so pronounced during the investigation
that has been going on in Washington.
Our offense would be in giving you an ad
vantage over your neighbor, and yet if he was
getting full value for his money he'd have little
right to kick. And when one analyzes the Mor
gan favors on their face, there is right much
of parallel in the two cases.
The difference is in the motive: We'd hard
ly expect you to become over-zealous in our behalf
because of the fifty cents; but in the light of past
ways of big business, Mr. Morgan would hardly
expect his courtesies to go unrewarded in a pinch.
But at best he only takes a gamble on his man.
He may be in for deep disappointment.
All of which is only leading up to our con
clusion that much of the fuss that has been raised
about Secretary Woodin, Ambassador Davis, et
al. for cashing in on the Morgan offers, is mis
directed and is working a definite injustice to
these gentlemen, and impairing their service to
Mr. Woodin, for instance, is a man Of wealth,
a depositor in the Morgan institution, and in tak
ing advantage of a bargain offer that he felt
would net him a profit, he did no unpardonable
sin—no more so than the man who saves half the
price of a pair of suspenders at a fire sale.
If Mr. Woodin was a good man for the post
of Secretary of the Treasury, the purchase of
stock or securities at bargain prices does not nec
essarily render him incompetent to fill that great
Political avdersaries may be depended uoon
to inflame the public mind, just as they* are trying
to discredit the present administration about the
nurchase of toilet kits for the forest army. The
kit purchases were ill-made and too hastily ar
ranged, but there is nothing about the matter
to indicate graft.
What this country needs, in addition to a
good two-for-a-nickel cigar, is to cut out the poli
tical yes-yes and use a little common sense. Mr.
Hoover suffered tremendously from this nagging
and Mr. Roosevelt is in a fair way for equal in
You cannot pick up a daily paper these days
that does not record some steo forward in the
march of Drogress. The steel industry, which is
recognized as the trade barometer for the nation,
is fast eettinor back to normal production levels;
the textile mills of the industrial southeast are
nroducinj? cotton goods in greater volume now
than during the past several years.
Cloth market conditions are favorable and
as the price advances the cotton farmer shares
with the manufacturer ,n the benefits. Accord
ing to reliable information, cloth stocks in the
warehouses are ranidlv beiner deole*ed. and there
is no lonerer iustification for the bug-a-boo of
It is a aueer paradox to the man who may
still be workincr at a decreased wage, to find him
self pleased with higher nrice indications for the
things he has to buy, yet it is written in the stars
that an ascending market will eventuate to his
Frugal buyers, watchful of the family bud
get, will do well to study and heed the lesson that
may be learned from this renewed activity. It
is commonly accepted that commodity prices re
cently have been the lowest in many decades; the
bottom has been reached and in the climb upward,
intelligent buying will bring its own reward.
Elkin merchants have always carried com-'
prehensive stocks of merchandise, and even in
the sluggish business period, kept their shelves
and counters plentifully furnished. They con
tinue to give their customers the advantage of
low cost prices, and each week through The Tri
bune, carry messages worth the reader's while
Ten cents or ten dollars saved by careful
buying now, will help mightily to hold the average
down as prices continue to advance.
A Lost Cause
Those who profess to believe that any sort
of general disarmament will result from the Lon
don Economic conference, are only whistling to
keep up their courage. If disarmament eventu
ates it will surprise many political leaders in
America, although the administration is doing all
in its power to reconcile European differences and
bring it about.
Geneva, of course is the point of final deci
sion, but in the conference at London, where
world economics will be discussed, the failure or
success of the movement will be determined.
All of the nations are giving lip service to
the plan. High-sounding statements favoring dis
armament in the interest of the over-burdened
taxpayers come from every seat of government
but when it comes to agreeing on the fundamen
tals of disarmament there is nothing doing.
National self-interest comes first in the
minds of the world statesmen, and these interests
are so conflicting, that we may as well consider
world disarmament a lost cause.
We confess to much relief that Mr. Morcran
did not include our name among those of hie
preferred customers. It might have hurt our
standing in the local chitlin' club.
'Member that inspiring old ballad: "Afte** thp
Fair is Over, What Will Chicago Be." School
teachers hope she won't be busted, we reckon.
A Fine Idea ——By Albert T. Reid
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POWER IN WORDS
If you were given the task of ad
vertising to the world that God
cares enormously for one human
life—no matter how wayward and
wrong the life may be—how could
you phrase a message more memor
able than the parable of the lost
sheep? How simple; how sincere;
how splendidly crisp and direct Je
sus told it. Benjamin Franklin in
his autobiography—that first great
American "success story"—tells the
process through which he went in
acquiring an effective style. He
would read a passage from some
great master of English, then lay
the book aside and attempt to repro
duce the thoughts in his own words.
Comparing his version with the or
iginal, he discovered wherein he
had observed the thought, or wasted
words, or failed in driving straight
to the point. Every advertising man
ought to study the parables of Je
sus in the same fashion, schooling
himself in their language and learn
ing the four big elements of their
First of all they are marvelously
condensed, as all good advertising
must be. Charles A Dana, once is
sued an aesignemnt to a new re
porter on the New York Sun, direct
ing him to confine his article to a
column. The reporter protested
that the story was too big to be
compressed into so small a space.
"Get a copy of the Bible and read
the first chapter of Genesis," said
Dana. "You'll be surprised to find
that the whole story of the creation
of the world can be told in 600
Two men spoke on the battle
ground of Gettysburg sixty years
ago. The first delivered an oration
of more than two hours length; not
one person in ten who reads this
page can even recall his name. The
second speaker uttered two hundred
and fifty words, and those words,
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, are a
part of the mental endowment of
almost every American.
Many noble prayers have been
sent Up to the Throne of Grace —
long impressive utterances. The
prayer which Jesus taught his dis
ciples consists of sixty-eight words,
and can be written on the back of a
post-card. Many poems and essay's
have been penned by writers who
hoped that they were making a per
manent place for themselves in lit
erature; but the greatest poem ever
written consists of one hundred and
eighty-eight words. It is the Twen
WEAKNESS OF GENERALITIES
"When you are going about your
business, be as kind atf"you can. Be
thoughtful of the other travelers on
the highways of life. Take time to
look for those who have fared less
fortunately; lend them a helping
hand whenever you can."
I say Jesus might have uttered
such generalities. But if He had,
do you suppose that they would ever
have been remembered? Would the
disciples have recorded them? Would
our age ever have heard *His name?
He was far wiser in the laws and
habits of the human mind. Instead
of the commonplace phrases written
above, He paipted this striking pic
ture: ' ■ '
A certain man went down from
Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among
There's your illustration and your
head-line. If you had lived near
Jerusalem or Jericho; if you often
had occasion to use that very road,
wouldn't you want to know what
happened to that unfortunate travel
"They stripped off his raiment,"
the parable continues, "and wound
ed him and departed, leaving him
half dead." Pretty soon a priest
came by and seeing the victim said
to himself: "That's a shameful
thing, the police ought 'to do some
thing about these outrages." But
he crossed over carefully and passed
by on the other side. A certain
respectable Levite also appeared.
"His own fault," he sniffed, "ought
to be more careful." And he too
passed by. Then a third traveler
drew near, and stopped—and the
whole world knows what happened
. . . Generalities would have been
soon forgotten. But the story that
had its roots in every-day human
experience and need, lives and will
live forever. It condenses the phil
osophy of Christianity into a half
dozen unforgettable paragraphs. The
parable of the Good Samaritan is
the greatest advertisement of all
Take any one of the parables, no
matter which—you will find that it
exemplifies all the principles on
which advertising text books are
written. Always a picture in the
very first sentence; crisp, graphic
language and a message so clear that
even the dullest can not escape it.
Here is another one:
What Happened to the One Lost
What man of you,: having a hun
dred sheep, if he l&se one of them,
fioth not leave thf ninety and pine
in the wilderness, and go after that
which is lost until he finds it?
And when he hath found it, he
layeth it on his shoulders rejoicing.
And when he cometh home, he call
eth his friends and neighbors, say
ing unto them, "Rejoice with me;
for I have found my sheep which
was lost." . . .
I say unto you, that likewise joy
shall be in heaven over one sinner
that repenteth, more than over
ninety and nine just persons which
need no repentance . . .
Local Man Is In
Losing control of his automobile
in the vicinity of the local airport,
8. C. Hudspath, local man, was pain
fully injured Sunday morning when
the machine toppled over fcn' em
.Alone at the time, he succeeded
in making his way to the highway
and was brought to a physician's of
fice by a passing motorist. His in
juries consisted of bruises and lac
The car was badly wrecked.
Thursday, Jane 8,1933
Use Native Fuel In
Industrial plants along with home
owners and school officials have
learned that wood is an excellent
fuel and may be used with economy
and effectiveness under present busi
"The experience of the Statesville
Cotton Mills is a good example of
this," says R. W. Graeber, extension
forester at State College. "This
plant operates large boilers, fired in
four units and designed for coal.
They must have a minimum steam
pressure of 110 pounds during the
day but the mills have found it ad
vantageous to turn to wood as a
fuel. For the past ten months these
mills have been using wood with sat
isfaction and at a great savings.
They began firing with wood to test
out the claim that the material could
be used in industrial plants. The
results were entirely satisfactory.
In addition, they have spent con
siderable money locally thus aiding
in the unemployment situation."
Mr. "Graeber says the Statesville
plant has been using an average of
7 to 8 cords a day, consisting of a
mixture of hardwood, mostly oak and
hickory. One and one-half corda of
this mixture has been equivaelnt to
one ton of coal. The plant is pay
ing $2 a cord for wood against $3.87
a ton for coal. The daily saving has
been approximately $4.00.
In planning to use wood for fuel
the Statesville organization first
made an agreement with a group of
farmers so that the fuel would be
delivered regularly. The fireman
says he has had no trouble in keep
ing the necessary head of steam.
Mr. Graeber says that 50 million
cords of wood could be removed
from North Carolina woodlands by
a proper system of thinning and cut
ting and that the remaining trees
would be benefited by such a re
Wilkes Boy Killed
In Cutting Affray
Clyde Anderson, 18, of Wilkea
boro, route 2, was fatally injured
Sunday night when he was stabbed
in the arm by Royal Holland, a
neighbor, in an affray. An artery
Taken to the Wilkes hospital im
mediately after the affray, Andevpoa
lived only a short while, dying early
Holland went to Wilkesboro after
learning of Anderson's death and
surrendered to Sheriff Somers. It
it not known what started the fight.
Federal Men Take
Four At Distillery
Four men were taken into custody
Thursday by federal prohibition
agents when they were caught at a
distillery place in the Traphill sec
tion. The still was not in operation,
but the materials indicated they
were getting ready to begin oper
The four men were Harrison and
Guy Billings, W. C. Brooks and Wal
ter Parks. They were given a pre
liminary hearing before United
States Commissioner J. W. Dula and
filled bond of SSOO each for their
appearance at the next term of fed
Agents H. C. Kllby, D. C. Dettor
and R. E. Privette made the arrests.