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THE ELKIN TRIBUNE
Published Every Thursday by
ELK PRINTING COMPANY, Inc.
Elkin, N. C.
Thursday, December 12, 1940
Entered at the post office at Kllrtn, N. C., as
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We've overlooked which football teams
were invited to the Dust Bowl.
And now here comes something else to
worry about: Rabbit fever.
"It seems these roof-raising congression
al orators have gradually strained the raft
ers."—Greensboro Daily News.
One thing becomes more noticeable
every day: The Rome-Berlin-Tokyo axis has
a duce fn the hole.
If and when the wife runs away with a
handsomer man, it wouldn't be so bad if she
wouldn't leave the sink full of dirty dishes.
We've been waiting to hear somebody
suggest that the President took another in
spection trip just to embarrass those who
chided him for taking those others.
That motorless, propellerless fighting
plane that Italy has developed is shot
through the air by gas. The kind that
radiates from Mussolini, we wonder?
Should Be Counted a Privilege
Let's not be caught grumbling that life
is just one appeal after another, but rather,
in contrasting our lot with that of the rest
of the world, count it a privilege to share
our comfort with others.
The response of the Red Cross Roll Call
was indeed gratifying to all of us, and par
ticularly to those burdened with the re
sponsibility of contacting the public. The
co-operation of the Chatham Manufacturing
Company and its employees is especially ap
preciated. That is a cause that appeals to
Now comes two other opportunities to
contribute to commendable causes—through
the Associated Charities and through the
purchase of those little health seals.
There is no need to point out the worth
whileness of the objective to which the
Christmas health seals are dedicated, except
perhaps to remind that these little emblems
of good health and ambassadors of good
will are directly responsible for most of the
progress made against the misery that
comes from tuberculosis. Yet that fight is
by no means won, and it is to be hoped that
we will all decorate our Christmas packages
liberally with them this year, to the end that
our contribution may help to continue and
strengthen the war against that dread dis
ease. The fact that three-fourths of each
cent will be used locally, should add to the
interest in this particular cause.
Nor does the high and noble purpose of
the Associated Charities need accentuation
here. Anyone who has been privileged to
see the happiness this organization has
brought to needy families at Christmas
time in other years, will be eager to have
part in the program that is being planned
at this time. There are families in this
community whose Christmas holiday would
be gloomy indeed if it were not for the or
ganized thoughtfulness of this group. All
of us will want to have part in this work too.
And if one wants to get the benefit of this
generosity in all its fullness, let him or her
volunteer to deliver some of the baskets
Christmas morning. The bright eyes of the
youngsters and the sincere appreciation of
their elders will be reward aplenty.
Let's all enter wholeheartedly into this
program of Christmas thoughtfulness, even
if it calls for a bit of self-denial.
Maybe They Didn't Give a Hang:
Most of North Carolina's representatives
in Congress voted for the Logan-Walter bill.
Most of them we reckon, would shake their
finger in your face if you were to accuse
them of lack of deep and sympathetic in
terest in the accomplishments of the New
Deal. Yet the Logan-Walter bill, with all
its sugar-coating, is a direct threat against
some of the most important legislation they
have helped to enact.
They either fell headlong into the pit dug
for them by a few ambitious industrial stal
warts, assisted by a covey of shrewd lawyers
of the American Bar Association who
the Logan-Walter bill and handed it to Con
gress to hold while they got out and beat the
bushes with one of the most intensive propa
ganda campaigns in many days.
, They were playing for high stakes. The
National Labor Relations Board, the Securi
ties Exchange Commission and other impor
tant agencies established by Congress, let us
say as traffic cops, to police industry and
industrial relationships, under certain rules
specified or suggested, have been initiating
reforms that wrench the old-time rugged in-
dividualism. They have tramped the toes of
these industrial stalwarts, and patiently
these gentry have been waiting for their
chance. Now they are seeing the fruits of
their cunning and patience.
The Logan-Walter bill is sugar-coated
with the explanation that it is designed to
facilitate court review of controversial is
sues arising in the activities and decisions
of these various governmental agencies
(The S.E.C. and the N.L.R.B. are the bu
reaus they are gunning for) and if it were
as simple as that there could be no com
plaining. But like a pill, there is a lot of
bitter stuff under the sugar.
It simply means, if this measure stands
up, that every adverse ruling of these
agencies will be carried to the courts as they
occur thus strafing them in their tracks and
nullifying the purpose for which Congress
created them. That is what the bill was de
signed to do and that is what it Fed
eral judges whose chief duty is to interpret
the law, will be called upon to sit as finders
of facts in matters that are intricate and
technical and for which they are unprepared
to function, and so instead of facilitating
review, the Logan-Walter bill will clutter the
dockets with cases that are brought into
court simply to circumvent what admittedly
is meritorious legislation.
Too Little and Too Late
When Finland was battling for her life
against great odds her neighbors, uncertain
of their own safety, gave too little and gave
it too late. The gallant Greek army has
done the unbelievable in halting the Italian
aggression and setting it in reverse gear,
and earns the applause of the world. But
there is the fear, nay, almost the certainty
that her foe, superior in manpower, equip
ment and reserves, will yet turn on Greece
and destroy her. Britain has the will to
help, but unhappily Britain has a tiger in
her hair, and may also be compelled to give
too littlft and give it too late.
Right now official Washington is on
tenter-hooks, certain that only Britain
stands between us and an avowed aggressor,
and equally certain that she must have more
and more help, else she will fall.
The American people are not cowards.
They are not afraid *to fight. But back
yonder they pledged themselves that never
again would they send their young manhood
to slaughter on European battlefields. And
now they fear they will have to break that
pledge if so and so.
That's why an isolationist group in
Washington is making such a noise about
repealing the Johnson act and opening the
way for meeting British financial needs
when credit is needed. And that is why we
don't want to convoy British freighters part
way across the Atlantic, and why there is
complaint when any new evidence of help is
extended. We don't want to let the gap
down for our own active entry into the war.
But whether we like it or not, we are al
ready up to our necks in the war. We have
incurred the ill-will of Hitler, but nobody
cares about that. He already has assigned a
place for us in oblivion—after he has set
tled with Britain. What we need to know
and understand is that it is to our very def
inite interest that he will not settle with
Britain according to his schedule. There
has bgen plenty to indicate to the world in
which direction our sympathy and interest
lies. The American people have made it
plain that they want to aid Britain in every
way short of manpower. The trouble is
that we may be helping too little—and too
We are lifting this interesting editorial
comment from the Shelby Daily Star:
"A lot of things don't make sense. A
worker in a plant in Pittsburgh, making a sal
ary of $27 weekly, owed $3 union dues. He
wouldn't pay, a quarrel ensued and the CIO
workers went on strike for a week. The strike
cost 7,500 employees $250,000 in wages. The
union demanded that the man be fired, but
he wasn't, he was shifted to another plant . . .
Something is the matter with people's heads;
there is no doubt of that. When 7,500 people
are willing to lose $250,000 in wages to try to
satisfy a $3 grudge against one man, there 1s
something bad wrong."
But when it's all boiled down it's not so
simple as that. We'd be willing to go as far
as the editor of the Star in condemning
strikes. We'd even be willing to string along
with him in this advocacy of the open shop
—for that is what it is all about. But we
wouldn't want to set these 7,500 workers
down as addle-pated simply because they
acted in concert in a matter that involved a
principle that is vital to organized labor.
Here was a fellow who was benefitting
from the union scale established after some
struggle. He owed three bucks in dues to
the organization he had joined under pledge
to support. He wouldn't pay. That auto
matically expelled him from the organiza
tion, and under closed shop rules he was due
to fetch his hat and coat when he came for
his final pay check. But he didn't do that
either. Somewhere along the trail, we'd say,
he had a little talkfest with company execu
tives, who urged him to stand up and fight
back. It would make a nice little story for
the newspapers—a story that was not calcu
lated to reflect favor on the union in the
eyes of the public.
The result was that, as the Shelby paper
says, 7,500 workers laid down their tools and
a principle. And while we too
lament their judgment, we admire their loy
alty. It cost them considerable, but makes
the test all the more emphatic.
.One might turn the Shelby paper's con
clusion around and say that "something is
wrong" with much less than 7,500 people
when they can't stand together on anything.
THE ELKIN TRIBUNE. BLKTN. NORTH CAROLINA
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Coram and
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Stinson left
Tuesday morning for Florida.
They will spend several days' va
Mrs. E. E. Hood, of Summer
field, was the recent guest of
Miss Sadie Fleming.
Little Bonson and Betty Hob
son, children of George Hobson,
of Taylorsville, spent the past
week with their grandmother,
Mrs. A. B. Hobson. They return
ed home Sunday when their
father came for them.
Boonville and Copeland split a
double header basketball attrac
tion on the Boonville court Tues
day night. The Boonville girls
came from behind in the last half
to win by the score of 20 to 24.
The Copeland boys won a rough
and tumble game by the score of
15 to 22. f
Mr. and Mrs. Hal Transou and
son, Hal, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs.
Spencer Jarvis and daughter, of
Winston-Salem, were the Sunday
guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. R.
Mr. Hutchens, father of Mrs.
Jesse Bovender, has been visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Bovender and fam
ily. Mr. Hutchens is one of the
oldest men in the county.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Caudle
have returned from lowa. Mr.
and Mrs. Caudle were married at
Eldora, lowa, Thursday, Decem
ber sth. Mrs. Caudle is the form
er Miss Mildred Frazier. They
will make their home at Boonville
where Mr. Caudle engages in
farming. Mr. Caudle was accom
panied to lowa by Alvis Hobson,
who also returned home Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lewis, of
Mountain Park, spent a few days
this week with Mr. and Mrs.
John D. Mock.
East Bend Women Present Play
at Fall Creek School
A play, "The Old Maid's Club,"
will be presented by the women of
East Bend Friends church at Fall
Creek school auditorium Thurs
day night, December 12. The
program will start at 7:45 pjn.
The play, with a cast entirely
made up of women and girls, with
the exception of two characters,
has been given at East Bend with
great success. Many who saw it
have expressed their desire to see
it again. The play is directed by
Prof. Holmes Wilhelm. The pro
ceeds of the entertainment will
go toward the bulding of a new
Quaker meeting house at East
Bend in the place of the one they
have at present.
Elkin Juniors Present Play at
The play, "Here Comes Char
lie," a three-act comedy, will be
presented at Boonville high school
auditorium by the junior class of
Elkin high school, Thursday
night, December 12. The play
will start at 7:30 p-m.
This play has already been pre
sented at Elkin and was well re
ceived. The cast of the play
boasts of the best talent to be
found in the Elkin school.
CONVENES DEC. 16
Surry county superior court for
the trial of criminal cases will
get under way at Dobson Monday,
December 16, for a one week
term. Judge J. A. Rousseau, of
North Wilkesboro, will preside.
On January 13, a mixed term
will convene for the trial of crim
inal and civil cases. Judge War
lick will preside over this session.
TWO COUPLES GET
PERMITS TO WED
Two marriage license have been
issued by the Surry county reg
ister of deeds during the past
week. They were issued to the
following couples: Bosie M. Nich
olson, Pilot Mountain, and Hassie
June Weddle, Elkin: Paul Edward
Collins and Bernice Francis
A ten-year-old boy rushed into
"Father's being chased by a
bull," he cried.
"What can I do about it?" ask
ed the shopkeeper.
"Put a new roll of film in my
Good reconditioned genuine Sing
er Sewing Machines. Home
Furniture Co. ltc
Wanted to rent: five or six-room
house in Jonesville or Arling
ton. See Lee Holcomb at Cash
& Carry Store, or telephone
For sale—Wood for heater or
stove. Phone 203-J. West End
Woodyafta, Elkin, N- C. ltp
| For best prices on produce see
Sant Holcomb. tfc
Large assortment used phono
graph records, 10c each. The
Nite Spot. Open all night, tfc
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For rent: downstairs apartment,
unfurnished; four large rooms
and bath. Mrs. W. S. Sale,
telephone 161. ltc
For sale: baled lespedexa and soy
bean hay. L. S. Weaver, Jones
ville. 12-26 c
Piano Bargain Fine Baldwin
Baby Grand, case slightly mar
red in shipping. Will give good
discount to anyone interested
in possessing the world's finest
Grand, The Great Baldwin.
Garwood Piano Co., Wilkesboro,
N. C. 12-120
Reward of $25.00 for evidence to
convict party who shot valuable
bird dog belonging to L. F.
Calloway and Woodrow Gentry.
See either of the above near
Mountain Park. ltp
For rent—three-room apartment
with private bath and private
entrance. Good residential dis
trict. Phone 327-J. tfc
For rent: 6-room western bunga
low, refinished throughout. Dr.
W. R. Wellborn. tfc
Will Pay Straight Salary $35.00
per week, man or woman with
auto, sell Egg Producer to
Farmers. Eureka Mfg. Co.,
East St. Louis, HI. ltp
IT 'S HERE! |
The Sparkling New 1941 I
Luxury Liner I
with FLUID DRIVE I
WORDS CAN'T DESCRIBE IT! I
YOU'VE GOT TO SEE AND I
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YADKIN AUTO SALES I
DODGE - PLYMOUTH
Phone 32 " Elkin, N. C.
We boy scrap Iron and netak
Double Eagle Service Co., Elk
in, N. C. tfc
For sale or trade: almost new oil
range, with hot water coil. Also
Coleman gas heater. Real bar
gain for quick sale. Hie Ren
For sale—Stove wood, sawed any
length. Pine, oak, and some
hickory. L. S. Weaver, Phone
We want otae car load green
hides, must have them. See
Sant Holcomb. tfc
Wanted: Good poplar, gum and
sycamore veneer blocks, 42, 52
and 62 inches long; 15 inches
and up in diameter. Apply Box
1224, Statesville, N. C. 12-12p
It will pay you to see Sant Hol
comb for all kinds of produce.
Room and board. Modern home,
close in. Phone 115, Elkin, N.
Wanted: Eggs, hams, butter,
chickens, all kinds of country
produce. For best cash prices
see Ear lie Combs, South Bridge
street, Elkin, N. C., Phone 308.
Thursday, Decwbcr 12, 194 ft
Automatic phonographs and
music machines for rent for
parties, clubs or dances. Edski
Amusements. Telephone 333-J.
Kill destructive Insects with
proven insecticides. Arsenate
lead, magnesium arsenate, Paris
green. Turner Drug Co., Elkin,
N. C. tfc
For sale—one pony, sy 2 years old.
Will work anywhere. Also cart
and western saddle. Phone 115,
TCUrin, N. C. ItC
500 number 1 mink skins wanted,
will pay $7.00 each; also 1,000
number 1 muskrat skins, will
pay SI.OO each. See Ernest
Caudle, at reiirin and Alleghany
Produce company. tfc
For sale—New home, 5 rooms and
bath, built-in kitchen cabinet,
sink and refrigerator. Auto
matic electric water system, 2-
car garage, large lot, 300 ft.
front containing 5 acres, locat
ed 4 miles out on Elkin-Boon
ville highway. See Claude
Smoot at Yadkin Auto Sales or
call at home. 12-12p
Wanted to repair radios. Our
expert thoroughly knows hi*
business. Prit,es right. Harris
Electric Co., Elkin, N. C. tfc