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VOL. No. XXV, No. 7
I ATE NEWC
State and Nation
SAYS NATION IS
OUT OF THE RED
Washington, Dec. 22.—Secretary
Roper sounded a cheerful Christ
mas note tonight with a report
that "available evidence" indi
cates the nation's net business
losses were "almost completely
eliminated" in 1935.
His estimate for the current
calendar year, compared with net
business losses of $10,600,000,000
in 1932 and about $2,500,000,000
in 19334, was included in his an
nual report for the 1935 fiscal
year ending last June 30.
Washington, Dec. 22.—An at
tack upon opponents of the new
deal sounding the keynote of the
Democ atic presidential campaign,
will be delivered by President
Roosevelt at the Jackson day din
ner January 8, it was forecast
In that address, with which the
President !a expected formally to
inaugurate his campaign for re
election, he is seen surpassing all
previous efforts to combat his po
litical enemies in the fields of fi
nance and industry.
London, Dec. 27.—Great Britain
chose young and dashing Anthony
Eden for her foreign secretary to
day and announced a far-reach
ing army reorganization scheme
in the face of louder war talk ov
Italy immediately took the ap
pointment of the 38-year-old Eden
as a direct slap. Italians have
learned to dislike him intensely
because of his forceful leadership,
as British minister for league af
fairs, of Geneva's sanction siege.
DIES OF INJURIES
Washington, Dec. 22. Thomas
D. Schall, blind Minnesota Re
publican senator, died at 11:31 a.
m. today of injuries received in
an automobile accident near here
Thursday night. ..He was 58 years
Schall was a caustic critic of
the Roosevelt administration, at
tacking.. its., policies., both in
speeches from the floor and fre
He was elected to the senate
in 1924 as a Republican.
New York, Dec. 22. This
Christmas season in many res
pects "should be the happiest
period in the past six years for
the American people," says Henry
H. Heimann, executive manager
of the National Association of
Credit Men in his monthly re
view of business.
The past 60 days, he says, have
witnessed a rise to levels approx
imating and, according to some
barometers, exceeding the infla
tionary spurt of the mid-summer
Office hours for the county health
department will be from 10 to 11
A. M., Friday, December 27, instead
of Thursday afternoon, according to
an announcement by Dr. Ralph J.
Sykes, health officer. Beginning
January 2 the hours will be on
Thursday afterhoon as usual.
Pure water has neither taste no r
odor, but it does have color.
This Issue of The
Tribune Two Days : t .
4 Ahead of Schedule
The Tribune is appearing two
days ahead of its regular sche
dule this week in order that mem
bers of its staff may have two
days off for Christmas.
Although regularly appearing
Thursday of each week, this is
sue was printed Monday night for
distribution through the mail
Tuesday morning. The next is
sue to appear will be published
Thursday, January 2.
The Tribune wishes to thank
all advertisers whose messages ap
pear in this issue, for their co
operation in getting their ads. in
THE ELKIN TRIBUNE
AS BUS PLUNGES
Sinks to Bottom- of Icy
River At Hopewell,
ON WAY TO RALEIGH
Hopewell, Va., Dec. 22.—A passen
| fter bus plunged through an open
drawbridge, carrying at least 13
persons to their deaths in the icy
waters of the Appomatox river to
No passenger list was kept. The
only means of identifying the vic
tims was through relatives or recov
ery of the bodies, lying in 25 or 30
feet of water.
The driver, identified as L. G. Al
ford, of Five Points, Wake county,
North Carolina, carried the tickets
with him into the river.
The Atlantic Greyhound bus, en
route to Raleigh, N. C!, left Rich
mond with 12 passengers. Whether
others boarded it before the disas
ter was not known.
The drawbridge had been opened
to permit passage of a tug and
barge. The bridge attendant. Lacy
McNair, said he was looking down
the river when he heard the bus
crash through a guard gate 10 feet
from the bridge.
"I jerked my head around to see
what in the world was happening,"
he said. "Just as I turned, I saw
f he bus start its downward plunge.
It was a terrible sight and I will
never forget it to my dying day.
"Women and children were
screaming and I could see them fall
ing forward as the bus rolled over."
Officials who began an investiga
tion were at a loss to explain the
disaster. The bridge is approached
by ai straight road with no obstruc
tion of the view.
FOUR INJURED AS
CAR TURNS OYER
Machine Skids On Snow-
Perhaps bewildered at the antics
of their car on a slippery, snow
covered highway, a party from San
ford, Fla., en route to Beckley, W.
Va., for a holiday visit with relatives,
Sunday morning met with disaster
on highway 26, five miles south of
Elkin, when their car turned over
Mrs. P. J. Angell, of Sanford, Fla..
suffered lacerations about the body
and head, as did her two sons,
aged 10 and 12.
Mrs. E. C. Bourland, of Madlson
ville, Ky., mother of Mrs. Angell,
sustained a fractured shoulder and
other injuries which will detain her
in the local hospital.
The accident occurred when their
car skidded on a curve.
BASKETS ARE TO BE
Needy Families of Elkin
and Jonesville To Be
Plans are complete here for the
annual Christmas Cheir to needy
families in the community. Approx
imately 125 baskets will be delivered
late Tuesday afternoon In order that
the people may have the food and
toys for Christmas Day.
The Kiwanis auction netted a
good sum Friday night, as did the
white Christmas offering at the First
Baptist church Sunday evening and
the special show at the .Lyric theatre
Needy families of both Elkin and
Jonesville will be provided for.
New Officers Are
Named By Order
At a regular communication of
the Elkin Lodge A. F. and A. M., new
officers were elected as follows:
worshipful master, Marion C. White
ner; senior warden, A. L. Griffith;
*l%asurer Edwin Harris; secetary, A.
O. Bryan; senior deacon, J. R. Wind
sor; junior deacon, R. Q. Franklin.
Other officers will be named by the
incoming worshipful master. The
newly elected officers will be formal
ly installed at the final meeting of
the year on Saturday evening, De
ELKIN, N. C, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1935
NETS LARGE SUM
President Brewer De
livers $5.00 Log In
One hundred and eight dollars
and forty cents was raised by the
Elkin Kiwanis club Friday night at
their annual auction sale, proceeds
of which always go to bring Christ
mas Cheer to the less fortunate
families of Elkin and Jonesville.
The amount raised was said to be
The sale was conducted by Wm. M.
Allen, local attorney, and such arti
cles as 15 cent packages of cigarettes
brought 75 cents while a half ton of
coal sold for eight dollars. Even
the auctioneer's log—and it wasn't
even a pedigreed log, either—brought
$5.00 in cash and much more in
Following the sale of all articles
contributed by members of the club
at prices above par, someone sug
gested that the large, 300-pound log
which Mr. Allen had been using as
an auction block, be sold. No soon
er than was this suggestion made
than Charlie Brewer, president of
the club, jumped to his feet to an
nounce that if the bidding on the
log v/ent into dollars he would per
sonally push the log in a wheelbar
row to the home of the purchaser.
Immediately following this an
nouncement, several heads went to
gether and it was decided that Ki
wanian H. F. Laffoon, whose home
is a considerable distance from Ho
tel Elkin and up hill all the way,
should bid in the log with financial
assistance from other members (Mr.
Brewer is not supposed to know of
this frame-up). -
The bidding started and imme
diately went into dollar figures. Mr.
Brewer, alarmed at his offer to de
liver it in a wheelbarrow, started to
bid himself in hopes of buying it
and keeping it at the hotel. But no
luck and he gave up when his bid
of $4.50 was topped by a bid of $5.00,
which bought the log. ;
Saturday afternoon at 2:30, with
the 300-pound log in a wheelbarrow
and escorted by Chief of Police Dix
ie Graham and trailed by the Hayes
& Speas ambulance (in case he
should give out, or something), Mr.
I Brewer delivered the log as prom
ised, holding up traffic on Main
street while he stopped to oil his
Although not important to the
sto/y, Mr. Brewer dumped the huge
log directly in the driveway at the
Laffoon home, making it necessary
that it be moved before the family
car could be gotton into; the garage.
One inch of rain mews over 100
tons of water per acre.
Rev. Pat Boyle Is
Speaker At School
Rev. Pat Boyle, pastor of the Elk
in Presbyterian church, was the
speaker at Christmas exercises held
Friday morning at the local school
just before letting out for Christmas
Miss Dorothy Colhard was in
charge of the program. Students
contributed gifts during the pro
gram which were turned over to the
Associated Charities for distribution
among the needy of Elkin and Jones
ville Christmas Eve.
There are 325,000 employees in the
movie industry, 775,000 of these in
the producing plants.
Delivers Log—and How!
, r .-a .>,*£ ,%' sßs«§|i: ; &Jf
m £2 -EM S
Photo above shows Charlie Brewer, president of the Elkin Kiwanis
club. Just before starting the "big posh" here Saturday afternoon of a
huge log from Hotel Elkin to the home of Kiwanian H. F. Laffoon, one
mile west on West Main street. Pictured with Mr. Brewer is Chief of
Police Dixie Graham, who personally escorted Mr. Brewer during the trip.
The log, size of which may be noted in the picture, brought $5.00 at the
Kiwanis auction held Friday night when Mr. Brewer stated he would
personally deliver it in a wheelbarrow if it soH in the dollars. Proceeds of
the auction, which netted $108.44, went w the Associated Charities
Christmac Cheer fund.
Only 17 Old Soldiers Are
Now Living In Surry
Semi-annual pension checks were
being distributed to Confederate
veterans and widows of veterans
throughout Surry county last
week. Seventy-three checks were
received and all but six had been
delivered, it was stated Thursday
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Elk in—Gateway to
Roaring Gap and
the Blue Ridge
FIVE ARE INJURED
IN COLLISION OF
Eva Mae Mathis Is At
Point of Death In
DRIVER IS HELD
Eva Mae Mathis, daughter of
Mrs. Dora Mathis. of the Swan
Creek community, is near death in
the Elkin hospital, and four othei
people of the same community are
injured as the result of an automo
bile accident in West Jonesvllle Sat
urday night in which a sedan
heavy oil truck collided.
Harvey Vestal, young married
man, sustained serious chest injur
ies; his mother, Mrs. Harrison Ves
tal, lost seveal teeth; Miss Maxine
18, and Mrs. Dora Mathis sustained
less serious hurts. All five were oc
cupants of the same car.
The oil truck was being driven by
Dewey Myers, who was arrested af
ter the accident by Jonesville offi
It was stated that a piece of
wood from one of the machines was
driven completely through the body
of the Mathis child. No hope for
her recovery is held.
Storm, However, Has
Brought Tragedy and
Danger to Roads
Elkln'sf first white Christmas
since the heavy snow fall of five
years ago, was assured Sunday when
snow began to fall early in the
morning, stopping about dusk.
Although only about an inch deep,
the snow has made local streets dan
gerous for traffic and has resulted
in several accidents locally and in
vicinity. A local taxi was damaged
in a collision at the corner of West
Main and Church street Sunday af
ternoon, in addition to more seri
ous accidents noted elsewhere in this
News from the state as a whole
up until late Monday afternoon car
ried tidings of 14 deaths directly at
tributed to the snow. Motorists here
are warned to drive with exceeding
care in order to avoid further acci
dents and possible death.
LOCAL MAN INJURED
IN AUTO ACCIDENT
H. H. Crane Reported In
H. H. Crane, manager of the lo
cal .Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company
J" in a Charlotte hosnital
"e iriw in lories received in an
"utemobile wreck near Charlotte
Details of th° accident and the
"x'ent of Mr. Crane's injuries were
not here when The Tri
bunn went to press. He had gone
f o Charlotte Sunday morning
trk? Mrs. Crane and their two sriifiu
children to the home of relatives
where they were to spend the holi
days, and it is thought the accident
occur, ed while he was on his way
back to Elkin.
Long hair for men and short for
women was the style in Southwest
America some two thousand years
ago. The hair of the women was
cut off and made into string.
Elkin Firms to
Observe Holiday J
All Elkin stores and firms winf
be closed Christmas day with the
exception of drag stores, cafes
and filling stations.
The Bank of Elkin will observe
two days, remaining closed Wed
nesday and Thursday.
Drag stores will be open prac
tice 11 v ail day, a check-up re
vealed. Filling; stations will also
be open a part of the day.
The local postofficc will be
cktMd >*ll day, no mail to be de
livered with the exception of first
ciam matter in ptatofflee boxes.