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• . . . . Can't Evade Problems
A man has just been in to worry
me about the children. He points
out that taxes are getting worse and
I am getting older, and that if I set
up annuities and insurance trusts
and do a lot of other things, my
children may perhaps be better off.
As far as insurance is concerned,
I have been a booster for it all my
life. My father, who was a preacher
with a large family, and a small sal
ary, used to remark that he had
"kept himself poor paying insurance
premiums." But the insurance prem
iums enabled him to sleep peacefully
at night and, having seen us all
through college, he proceeded to cash
in his insurance, and he and Mother
had a good time on it during their
How completely they might have
spoiled their days and nights if
they could have looked forward into
the future. Suppose they had known
in 1900, that this country was go
ing to do a nose dive in 1929 which
would be followed by the worst de
presssion in history. Suppose they
had said to themselves: "What a
terrible ordeal that may be for our
children and grandchildren. We
ought to do something about it."
Well, Lliey couldn't have done any
thing about it. And, as things have
turned out, we are still eating regu
larly; we have a dry place to sleep,
and so far have neither applied for
a dole or sought admission to a
The changes that are going to
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comes from this condition." With refer
ence to Syrup of Black-Draught, which
this mother gives her children, she says:
"They like the taste and It gave such
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month. 5 percent will be added after the 10th.
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come in these United States are be
yond the imagination of any one to
forecast. Our children and grand
children will have to meet them, as
we have had to meet the problems
in our own lives. What we can do
for them beyond health and educa
tion is not much.
* . . Self Reliant Are Educated
President James A. Garfield was
asked: "What is your definition of
a college?" To which he replied:
"Mark Hopkins on one end of a log
and a student on the other."
Not luxurious dormitories or
Gothic recitation halls; not rich en
dowments or mammoth football
bowls, but a great teacher in per
sonal contact with his pupils, stir-
r l ng their imaginations, stimulating
Mark Hopkins had the teaching
genius in the top degree. What was
the secret of his success? Answer
ing that question in his autobi
ography, Bliss Perry quotes his own
father, who had been one of Hop
kins' pupils: "After beginning by
asking the pupil what the textbook
said about this and that topic, the
Doctor would invariably inquire,
'What do you think about it?' It
stole the hearts of young men to
heaf such a man as he was plump
ing down upon them from his desk,
as if it were a matter of much im
portance, such a question as that.
It suddenly increased their own self
And Bliss Berry adds: "To discover
that you had a mind—narrow, com
mon-place, or illtrained, perhaps—
but a mind of your own, was a thrill
Many students graduate from col
lege without ever making that dis
covery. For them education has been
twenty years of mental massage.
They come into the world with no
plan except to find a boss who will
keep on telling them what to think
You can go twenty miles from a
railroad into almost any cross-roads
town and find men and women who
have self-formed convictions and
operate their minds under their own
THE ELKIN TRIBUNE, ELKIN, NORTH CAROLINA
steam. Such folks, however ignorant
of books, are educated.
News From the
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Dobson, Dec. 16.—The Dobson
Woman's Club held their December
meeting in the club house last Thurs
day evening. The president, Mrs.
Emma Reece Mock, was present and
presided. The meeting opened by
singing the Club Song followed by
the Collect in unison. In the ab
sence of the secretary, Miss Emma
Comer called the roll and read the
minutes of the November meeting,
with no corrections. Reports of the
various departments and committees
were read and approved. Plans were
made to donate gifts to children who
are unfortunately deprived of their
share of Christmas bounties.
After the business meeting Mrs.
C. W. Wright introduced the speaker
of the evening. Miss Alice Dixon, of
Elkin, who gave the club a most in
teresting glance into Japan and
their Christmas customs. Mrs.
Fletcher Harris rendered two Christ
mas vocal numbers, "O, Holy Niglit"
and "O, Wondrous Star," accompa
nied by Miss Ola Angell.
Mrs. John Richards presented rfifts
in behalf of the club, to the visitors,
in appreciation of their contribution
to the evening program. During the
social hour refreshments, in Christ
mas colors were served by the fo!-
lowing entertainment committee for
December: Mrs. D. T. Sparger, chair
man: Mrs. C. W. Wright, Mrs. John
Richards, Mrs. John Comer, Mrs.
Jennie Stanley, Mrs. Herman Coe
and Mrs. Rosa Booker.
The Rio Grande Rangers, of the
WBT broadcasting station of Char
lotte, will give an entertainment in
the school auditorium next Wednes
day evening. Proceeds for the bene
fit of the school library.
A county teachers meeting was
held in the school auditorium Friday
afternoon with a* splendid attend
ance, considering the inclement wea
The Dobson high school will close
its doors on next Friday for the
Jim Dan Hemmings, of State Col
lege, Raleigh, is at home for the
W. M. Stanley, of Windham Cen
ter, Canada, is visiting relatives in
and around Dobson.
A Christmas program, "The Na
tivity," will be rendered by the school
on next Thursday evening, directed
by Mrs. Frederick Smith, teacher of
public school music.
O. H. Hauser, of Westfield, filled
his regular appointment at the Bap
tist church Sunday morning.
Misses Edythe Reece and Pauline
Bingham spent Saturday in Winston-
Miss Vera Soyars, of Westfield,
spent the week-end with her mother,
Mrs. J. R. Soyars.
Guy Norman, of Winston-Salem,
spent Sunady with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. Norman.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Freeman spent
last week-end in Rockingham with
APPEAL FOR CHRISTMAS
OFFERING FOR ORPHANAGE
To the Masons and Friends of Ox
Owing to the fact that we have
not had our Masonic picnic for the
past two years, through which we
have always contributed to the Orph
anage, and due to the high cost of
living and the urgent need of funds
to operate the Orphanage, we are
making an appeal to you good folks
to 1 let's all make a Christmas offer
ing to them. We want to send this
off Tuesday, December 24th.
Please see one of the undersigned
committee now and make your do
nation. Be as liberal as you can and
it will be very much appreciated, for
it is a most worthy cause. Some
thing like four hundred fatherless
and motherless children depend on
the Masons and Friends to give them
M. R. BAILEY, Chairman
S. O. MAGUIRE
J. R. WINDSOR
Orphanage Asylum Committee
Elgin Lodgel No. 454, A. F. & A. M.
By virtue of the power contained
in a deed of trust executed by Scott
Nixon and wife, Ethel Nixon, ' and
Mary Jennings, which is recorded in
the office of Register of Deeds of
Surry county, in Book No. 120, page
268, the debt therein secured being
due and unpaid, I will sell at public
auction for cash at the court house
door in Dobson, on Saturday, the
4th day of January, 1936, at one
o'clock P. M., the following real es
tate lying in Surry County, N. C.
First Tract: Adjoining Jack Nixon
and others, beginning on a planted
rock at head of a gully, corner of
Lot No. 1, corner of Mary Jennings'
land and runs north 78 degrees 15 1-2
chains with Mary Jennings' line to
a maple on rock branch, then up
the branch as follows, north 40 1-2
degrees west 3,25 chains, north 58
degrees west 3.60 chains, north 38
degrees, west 5 chains to a sourwood
at mouth of hollow, then up the
hollow south 41 degrees west 4
chains to a maple at fork of hollow,
then up the north hollow south 78
degrees west 4 chains to a white oak,
then south • 9 degrees west 7.78
chains to the beginning, containing
9.31 acres, more or less.
Second Tract: the lands
of Willie Welborn and J. H. Harris
and Lot No. 2, beginning on a cher
ry stump on the west bank of Mitch
ells river about 20 yards below the
ford and runs up said river north 14
degrees east 16.34 chains to the
I mouth of rock branch, then up the
branch north 40 1-2 degrees west
4.25 chains to a maple at the path,
crosses same, then south 78 degrees
west 15.50 chains to a rock in the
field, then south 33 1-2 degrees west
11.95 chains to a rock in J. H. Har
ris line, then with the old line south
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REPRICED FOR QUICK SELLING
Velvet! An event to thrill the fashion-wise women in
town—and bring them flocking to Penney's!
$ m M Every better dress in stock has been grouped
ZLI I at this sensational low! Some were originally
f I more than twice the price! Tailored, after-
BhHb noon and dressy types! The newest street
JL and high shades! Complete range of sizes—
-12 to 44! This event will be a Door Buster!
P E N M E Y'S
East Main Street Elkin, N. C.
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57 degrees east 5.82 chains to Wel
born's line, then with his line south
86 degrpse east 15 chains to the be
ginning, containing 31 acres, more
or less, excepting one acre and a
fraction sold off to W. B. Williams.
Eyes Examined Office:
Glasses Fitted Elkin National Bank Building
DR. P. W. GREEN
Office open daily for optical repairs and adjustments of all kinds. Ex
aminations on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1 to 5 p. m.
By Appointment Phone 140
HUGH A. ROYALL
FIRE AUTOMOBILE LIFE
Travelers Accident Tickets for One Day or More
BY AN EXPERT
RADIO SERVICE MAN
Complete Line of Tubes and Parts
REICH HAYES BOREN
PHONE 70 ELKIN, N. C.
Thursday, December 19, 1935
This is the Mary Jennings lot. Sale
will be made to satisfy said debt and
This the 30th day of November,
12-26 W. L. REECE, Trustee.