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C. 8. FOSTER. -President
XL F. LAFFOON , Soeretary-Treaanrer
In the State, $1.50 Out of the Stete, $2.»0
It's difficult to make out just what the
warriors in Spain are trying to make the
world safe for.
While English papers describe our con
stitution as unworkable, we can say this for
it: It has never fallen in love and abdicated.
Nay, nay. Pauline! Glenn Frank was
only president of the university of Wiscon
sin and not the football coach, although
you'd think so from the fuss that was stir
red up about him.
A Whopping Victory
Of the six bills introduced in the Gen
eral Assembly, designed to permit munici
palities to participate fully in the public
works program of the federal government,
the Senate slaughtered five of them before
you could say scat, and loaded the sixth down
with amendments that nullified its purposes.
The house took it out of its misery by kill
ing it.
The bill was drawn to authorize muni
cipalities to issue revenue bonds for con
structing revenue producing undertakings.
Revenue bonds are payable only from reve
nues of the projects for which they are is
sued and are not payable from taxes, and
therefore they are not a debt upon the mu
nicipality as are general obligation bonds.
Hence the accommodating senators could not
justify their action by the cry of taxes, tax
The fact in the matter is that the
amendments tacked onto the bill by an ac
commodaitng senate were at the behest of
power lobbyists, and designed by them to
throttle municipal power developments and
the rural electrification program as well.
These lobbyists didn't pay the House much
mind. They never do. It is too unwieldy.
But they turned to the Senate with a vim,
and earned their keep by this single master
It would be interesting to note the num
ber of attorneys on the payroll of the power
companies who happen also to be members of
the State Senate. You'd probably be sur
prised at the answer, and probably more sur
prised to know that some of them were aid
ed in their campaign by long-sighted con
cerns that knew this to be a good invest
But that is water under the bridge. The
damage has been done and the door shut in
the face of federal aid for such projects. The
sole beneficiaries are the power companies.
And come another election we will disre
member this and other delinquencies on the
part of our representatives and vote them in
again without pausing to question them
about their connections.
Fire and Forests
We are wondering if there is to be a
repetition of the inexcusable and unneces
sary destruction of material values that have
marked the forest fires in this section in
recent years. Wondering if we shall look
up to see the skies darkened with smoke
from fires that will leave lonesdme and
blackened sentinels that once were trees,
proudly growing for future service and value
to humanity.
For this is the period when this sort of
loss becomes a monument to our stupidity.
Three years ago, at this time, we were be
holding a sight that was tragic indeed. It
will take years to efface the blackness and
dreariness left by those fires in this north
western area; many years to entice the
beauty of those mountainsides back again.
As for the material values represented in
that destructive conflagration they are
gone forever.
We should remember that experience
when we go into the woods for whatever
purpose. Matches or cigarettes carelessly
dropped could easily; bring it all back again;
deserted campfires or careless burning of
brush could darken the skies again and turn
homes into ashes. v
1 It is a responsibility that should weigh
heavily on those who might thus cause an
other disaster, and it becomes the concern
of all, whether we own a tree or not, to take
every precaution against fire, for upon these
very trees may depend the future employ
ment of some of us, and from them will be
traceable some good for all of us, if we will
only see to it that they are allowed to stand
proudly in the sunlight and grow into values,
instead of withered by relentless and inex
cusable flames.
Let's vow to do our part in preventing
this destruction—in every way that is with
in our power.
North Carolina newspapers have been
busy praising the legislature for its accom
plishments and particularly its speed. Most
of them credit Mr. Hoey with having put
across his entire program with a bang and
say that his influence was sidestepped in
mighty few instances.
That being the case the Governor will
be due the main applause, or, conversely, it
will be up to him to do the apologizing, if
apology is needed.
There is no purpose here to detract from
the real accomplishments of the legislature
just adjourned. There have been many
commendable achievements, but there have
been some dismal failures too. One cannot
make full appraisal of the merits of all legis
lative action: it was too speedy to keep up
But among the accomplishments of
which Mr. Hoey has a right to be proud is
the social security program which provides
a modicum of relief for the aged, the unem
ployed, the blind, and indigent mothers, all
of which was prompted by national action.
Education was given a boost in increas
ed salaries for teachers, free text books and
safer and better transportation service. The
reorganization of the school commission may
or may not prove a blessing.
Later it may be found that legislative
action looking to liquor control will prove a
blessing, and thus be added to the list of
After refusing to ratify the national
child labor amendment, the General Assem
bly made a stab at regulating work hours for
children and adults. Slot machines were
banned, the highway and public works com
mission was reorganized, and there were
other accomplishments that may be listed
among the worthwhiles.
But there is another side to the pic
ture, a view that Mr. Hoey if he has the
good of the state and of his party seriously
at heart, will not be overy proud to claim
as a part of his program.
In spite of the Governor's inaugural
pronouncements, the legislature refused to
follow the mandate of the constitution and
provide increased representation for certain
sections of the State in conformity with
population. The legislators pitched Mr.
Hoey's reapportionment program out the
In spite of the recommendations of the
State Democratic executive committee, and
in the face of an impressive protest in the
June primary, the legislature refused to
purge the election laws of faults that make
it next to impossible to expect fair elections
in North .Carolina. The General Assembly
turned down every effort to make the elec
tion machinery conform to decency and po
litical cleanliness, and defended itself by
saying that the various instruments of
crookedness are needed to keep the domi
nant party dominant. We don't believe the
Democratic party is so weak as that.
The General Assembly grudgingly ex
empted certain items from the sales tax
schedule, but left no hope that there will be
any further surrender of this source of rev
enue, which was saddled on the people un
der promise that it was to be only tempor
ary. Although an amendment at the last
election authorized the legislature to dig
deeper into incomes, the members failed to
use this authority, which would have enabled
-issaoau,, auiu usq; ajoui ;no ajSuis o; uisq;
ties of life" in a program of sales tax relief.
The legislature authorized from SIOO to
S3OO exemptions on five sources for the ben
efit of individuals and groups who count
their dollars in the higher brackets, but
steadfastly refused to grant exemptions on
homesteads for the benefit of the humble
who need this sort of encouragement to
home ownership.
So when one takes a careful look into
the legislative record it will be found that
while many commendable objectives were
met there is much room to chide the mem
bers for what they did not do—or should we
say, what they refused to do.
Next to the speed with which legisla
tion was rushed through the General As
sembly like the devil a-beatin' tanbark, the
most surprising thing was the lack of op
position that was predicted after 216,000
Democrats had thrown such a scare into the
party machinery. The answer, we think,
will be found in the fact that opposition
leaders studiously avoided controversy,
knowing that a steam roller was handy, and
probably because it was considered better
policy to pay out plenty of rope. And we
are just as certain that administration lead
ers have left the gap dcwn for trouble, when
they easily could have mended the fences
in a manner that would keep the sheen in
th fold.
But lawmaking is now water that is over
the dam for another two years and that is
something to be thankful for.
Quite Right
The Greensboro Daily News says: "It
may be that if and when the issue is put at,
the end of Mr. Bailey's term to which he
was elected last November, he will be re
pudiated. That is as may be, but just now
he does represent a sizable segment of North
Carolina thought—a minority, perhaps, but
one which has a right to a spokesman."
Quite right! Senator Bailey is repre
senting a "sizeable segment of North Car
olina thought" but a segment that even the
able editor of The News must admit, con
stitutes a minority. But under the Ameri
can political set-up which lays great store
by majority rule, when the minority wants
to be heard it is supposed to rent its own
hall and hire its spokesman.
Arlington Baptist Church,
When Completed, Will
Seat 350 People
The corner stone of the Arling
ton Baptist church, which will be
laid Sunday at 2:30 p. m., will
contain a number of things of in
terest and value. In a sealed
copper box, placed in a slot in the
stone, will be placed a Bible, a
complete copy of the records of
the church, a history of the
church, especially prepared for
the purpose, a number of pictures
of the building taken during the
process of its erection and of the
place of the organization of the
church, and various other things
of interest.
The new Arlington church has
the distinction of being the first
of its kind in this section of the
state, it being of rock-veneer,
constructed from unquarried na
tive stone. This type of rock work
is practically distinctive of Arl
ington, and is steadily growing in
The church, when completed,
will seat 350 people, and will con
tain lour basement rooms for
Sunday school purposes, with ad
ditional space in the auditorium
for Sunday school classes, and
will be one of the most attractive
and conveniently arranged
churches in this section of the
The services Sunday afternoon
will be in charge of the pastor.
Rev. L. O. Burgiss, with Rev. R.
E. Adams, of Mayodan, delivering
the principal address, and with
other ministers assisting.
The public is cordially invited
to attend.
Mrs. Carrie Sparks Swaim, 68,
wife of Rev. V. M. Swaim, pastor
emeritus of the Baptist churches
of Winston-Salem, died at a Win
ston-Salem hospital Friday morn
ing at 11:50 o'clock.
Mrs. Swaim was born in Yad
kin county, April 3, 1868, the
daughter of Benjamin and Mary
Jane Sale Sparks. She spent her
early girlhood in Yadkin county
and was educated at the public
schools in Jonesville. She was a
member of one of the best-known
families in Yadkin county.
She was married to Rev. Mr.
Swaim on September 9, 1886, and
for 10 years after their marriage
they lived in Iredell county, mov
ing to Winston-Salem on Decem
ber 10, 1910. Mr. Swaim accepted
the pastorate of the Southside
Baptist church at that time, hold
ing this position until several
years years ago when he was made
pastor emeritus of the Baptist
Survivors include her husband,
one daughter and three sons, one
sister and three brothers. The
sister, Mrs. M. C. Dobbins and
one brother, Carl Sparks reside in
Yadkin county.
Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon at 2:30 at the home
and at Southside Baptist church
at 3:00 o'clock and interment was
in Salem cemetery.
Rev. Mr. Swaim, himself a na
tive of Yadkin county, is widely
known throughout Yadkin and
adjoining counties as very pop
ular minister for the past 40 years.
Miss Eudra Crabb of Winston-
Salem spent the Easter holidays
here with her mother, Mrs. J. B.
Mr. and Mrs. Qrady Collins of
Cycle are spending sometime here
with Mrs. Collins' parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. Z. Adams.
Miss Paye Cockerham of pleas
ant Hill spent the week-end here
with her brother, Ray Cocker
Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Snow
and family spent Sunday In Boon
ville, visiting relatives. •
Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Key
spent the Easter -holidays in
Boonvllle, the guests of relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Dameron
and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dameron
of Danville. Va., and Chalmers
Huff of Schoolfield, Va., spent
the Easter holidays with friends
in this community. /
Robert Dameron entertained at
an Easter egg hunt for a number
of his friends Saturday after
By order of the Mayor and
Board of Town Commissioners in
their meeting of March 1, 1937,
a mass meeting of the citizens of
Elkin was called for April 2, 1937,
at 7:30 P. M., in the school audi
torium, for the purpose of nomi
nating a Mayor and Board of
Commissioners for the election to
be held in May,
This March 17. 1837.
4-1 1 PAUL OWYN, Clerk, j
cAnother tylood Uictim — by A. B. CHAPIN
Arlington Man, Retired Cafe
Operator, is Victim of
Heart Attack
Calvin Greene Smith died sud
denly Saturday morning at his
home in Arlington, from a heart
attack. Mr. Smith, a retired cafe
operator, was a son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Smith,
j He is survived by five sons and
daughters, J. D. Smith and R. E.
Smith, Elkin; W. D. Smith, Win
ston-Salem; Roy S. Smith, Port
j Bragg, and Miss Martha Smith, of
' Elkin. Three brothers, Eli Smith
of Brooks Cross Roads; Claude
Smith of Winston-Salem and Ira
, Smith of West Virginia, also sur
Funeral services were conduct
ed Sunday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock from Fall Baptist
church, with Rev. P. L. Smith in
charge. Interment was in the
church cemetery.
Mrs. Sarah Martin, 89, died at
her home two miles west of Yad
kinville at 11:30 Saturday morn
ing, after an > illness of one week
with pneumonia. She was the
widow of the late "Uncle Mack"
Martin, who died December 21,
1932. She was a daughter of
Daniel and Winea Holcomb Long.
Mrs. Martin was a native of
Yadkinville, being born in the
house where she died, April 24,
1848. She was a consistent mem
ber of Harmony Grove Friends
church for many years. Except for
a few years spent in Missouri, she
has spent her life in Yadkin
Survivors include one sOn, M. A.
Martin, Yadkinville, and Mrs. W.
F. Sherry of St. Joseph, Mo., a
daughter. Two sisters, Mrs. Jane
Long of Yadkinville and Mrs. Mat
tie Long of Greensboro, also sur
The funeral was held at Har
mony Grove, Friends church Sun
day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock,
and was in charge of Rev. Wade
Adams and Rev. Mrs. Lucy Ves
tal. Interment followed in the
church cemetery.
Nephews acted as pallbearers.
The Yadkin County Ministers'
Association will hold its regular
meeting next Sunday afternoon
at 2:30 at Harmony Grove
Friends church. All the ministers
of the county are urged to be
"present. A good program is prom
ised. This association, which was
recently organized, has for its
membership all ministers of all
denominations who reside in the
county and those who have
churches in the county, and live
The following officers were
elected for the association: Pres
ident, Rev. I. L. Sharpe; vice
president, Rev. J. P. Davis; sec
retary, Rev. Chas H. Hutchens;
I treasurer, Mrs, M. A. Cox; chair
man of program committee, Rev.
J. G. Algood.
North Wilkesboro, March 29.
Consolidation of four banks into
the Northwestern Bank, an insti
tution with resources of approx
imately $3,000,000, serving north
western North Carolina and hav
ing head offices in North Wilkes
boro, was completed at a meeting
of directors today.
Congressman Robert L. Dough
ton, of Laurel Springs, was elect
ed chairman of the board of the
new bank; his brother, Rufus A.
Doughton, of Sparta, president;
C. C. Hunter, North Wilkesboro,
vice president; Leroy B. Martin,
Raleigh, executive vice president;
and Edwin Duncan, Sparta, sec
The bank has an authorized
capital stock of $500,000, and be
gins business with a fully paid-in
capital of $150,000 and a surplus
of $75,000. Charter was issued
Saturday by Secretary of State
Thad Eure and adopted at today's
Asker—When the Judge ruled
that Bjones had to pay alimony
how did he feel about it?
Asker—And how did his wife
feel about it?
Tellett—She grinned.
Kerosene—Up to 50 gallons, lie
per gallon; 50 gallons and up,
10c per gallon. Greenwood
Auto Company, end of new
bridge. tfc.
We bay scrap Iron and steel.
Double Eagle Service Co.. Elk
in, N. C. tfc
Squlbbs Mineral Oil, quart size
89c. Antacid Powder, large size
50c. Nyseptol, pint 49c. Gallon
Mineral Oil $2.25. Turner Drug
Co., Elkin, N. C. tfn
Pianos—Small grand, well known
make, used only a short time,
as good as new. Also used up
right. To be sold to reliable
party for unpaid balance of or
iginal account. Cash or liberal
terms to reliable party. For in
formation as to location, ad
dress Lee Piano Company,
Lynchburg, Va. 4-lc
Large size Aeroplane Type Fan
complete with motor, $15.00. Ed
Church, at the Rendezvous,
Jonesville. tfc.
Squibb* Mineral Oil. quart atse
89c. Antacid Powder, large size
80c. Nyseptol, pint 49c. Turner
Drug Co., Elkin, N. C. tfn
Used "A" model Ford and Chev
rolet parts for sale for models
from 1926 to 1930. Also, we do
topping and upholstery work. W.
M. Reece Garage, Elkln, N. C.
Protect your buildings or roof
with GUARD WELL, a semi
liquid roofing. Makes new roofs
last longer, old roofs like new.
Four months trial, no money
down. Guaranteed 10 years, see
or write Colin Couch, Elkin, N.
C. 4-1-p
foke of Cattle for sale or trade.
Six years old, weight 1000 to
1300 lbs. Will sell or trade for
mules. J. B. Hudson, Elkin, N.
C. 4-8-ltp
Thursday, April 1, 1937
For sale: Choice Porto Rico seed
potatoes in large or small lots.
A. S. Speer & Sons, Boonville,
N. C. 4-8-p
Sturdy, selected, blood tested.
Reds, Barred Rocks, White
Rocks, Leghorns, 100, $7.95.
Heavy Mixed, $6.95. Prompt
shipments. Prepaid; live deliv
ery. Carolina Hatcheries,
Greensboro, N. C. 4-15 c
For Sale: 50 acre farm, good six
room house, new feed barn
about 25x30 ft., two tobacco
barns. 1-2 mile hardsurface
road, 5 miles from Elkin. Price
$1750, $750 cash, balance over
period of 10 years.
Remember Arlington, the pro
gressive building little town,
with no town taxes. Select your
lot before someone gets it first.
Also good close-in residence lots
in Elkin. Will build your own
selection and give you easy
Realtor and Contractor
FREE! If excess acid causes you
Stomach Ulcers, Gas Pains, In
digestion, Heartburn, Belching,
Bloating, Nausea, get free sam
ple doctor's prescription, Udga,
at Turner Drug Co. fl-3p
Do you want plenty of eggs from
strong, fast growing young
chicks? If so feed Pan am in. we'
have it. Abernethy's, A Good
Drug Store, Elkin, N. C. tfn
Castevens Hardware Company
will save you money on Men's
and Boys' shoes and Oliver
farm equipment. Castevens
Hardware Co. tfn
Wanted to repair radios. Our
expert thoroughly knows his
business. Prices right. Harris
Electric Co., Elkin, N. C. tfc
7-rm. home on Gwyn AT. $2850'
8-rom. home in Chatham
Park $1350'
8-rm. home in E. nnun .... $1650
6-rm. home in W. Elkin $2750
6-rm. W. Elkin extension SIOOO
5-rm. E. Elkin ...i slsoo'
8-rm. N. Elkin SIBSO
5-rm, in Jonesville SIOOO
10 rm. home and out buid
ing 8 miles out on hard
surface with 8 acres SIBSO
On easy terms.
Now to the time to bay choice
lots In the Hamby development,
priced low and good terms.
Premium Grade
At No Extra Cost!
P. A. Brendle &
Elkin, N. C.

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