North Carolina Newspapers

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VOL# No* XX"V I« No# 21
from the
State and Nation
Los Angeles, April 4. Bod
ies of Mrs. Edna A. Word en,
48, and her 12-year-old daugh
ter, Marguerite, their heads
crashed by a brick, were dis
covered today in their apart
Police said the girl had been
criminally attacked.
On one bed police discovered
the girl's node body, the head
covered by a pillow. Clutched in
her arms was a rag doll. On a
small desk at the bedside was
an ivory-covered prayer book
and a 10-cent piece with a
church envelope Intended for a
collection box.
Spanish government troops
yesterday pushed their drive in
Southern Spain and braced
their lines against the insur
gent offensive on Bilbao in the
Dispatches from the south
ern battleground northwest of
Corboda summed up actions
there as follows:
A new thrust in the sector
carried the advancing militia
men to the rear of the insur
gents holding the Penaroya
miuiag zone, a government col
umn capturing Valsequillo, 10
miles northwest of Penarroya,
and continuing toward La
Granjuela, Junction point of
roads to the south.
Raleigh, April 4.—Frank L.
Duniap, acting director of the
state division of purchase and
contract, annoui jed today bids
on 800 new school busses would
be received Thursday morning.
Purchase of the busses was
authorized by the 1937 general
assembly, which appropriated
$600,000 at the request of Gov
ernor Hoey to meet student
transportation emergencies
such as that which arose dur
ing bad weather last winter,
when schools in more than 20
counties were closed.
Lansing, Mich., April 4.
The Chrysler strike conference
adjourned at 8:50 tonight and
was scheduled for resumption
at 11 a. m. Monday.
Governor Frank Murphy told
"I believe we have weathered
the storm. There Is little doubt
that an agreement in the
Chrysler dispute will be reach
"I cant fix the day or hour,
but bleieve it will be soon."
Rebel Legions Storm Basque
Lines by Land and Sea to
Win Important Ground
With Military Observers On the
Bilbao Front, Northern Spain,
April 3.—By the sea and in the
tall mountains of the Basque
lands, a Basque government army
struggled tonight to hold General
Francisco Franco's insurgent
armies from their autonomous re
publican Capital, Bilbao.
It was a surprise attack and a
double one which they fought to
suppress with every ounce of
available manpower. In their nar- j
row strip along the Bay of Biscay
with insurgent country on the east
and west and to the south, the
Basques knew the fall of their
northern Btronghold would be a
telling blow to the cause they
support the Madrid-Valencia
government of Spain.
This region is rich in natural
resources, it has an access to the
sea and the help the sea can
Hie fighting was hot both on
Se seacoast, some 21, miles east
Bilbao, and in the Cantabrlan
mountains which rim the Bas-
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Jefferson County, N. Y. . . . Construction will get under way about
May Ist on this projected span across the St. Lawrence River. The
bridge will link Collins Landing, four miles from Alexandria Bay,
and Rockport, Ontario.
Tribune Offering
One-Third Off
Cooperating in Elkln, Bargain
Days, The Elk in Tribune is of
fering a discount of 33 and
one-third per cent on all new
subscriptions or renewals.
The plan is simple. A cou
pon worth 50 cents cash on any
$1.50 subscription to The Trib
une will be given at all Elkln
stores represented in this issue,
with each SIO.OO cash purchase.
This ticket will be redeemed by
The Tribune at full value at
any time between the present
date and June 1. Not more
than one coupon will be ac
cepted on any one-year sub
I While here Thursday, Friday
and Saturday, be sure to ask
for a coupon with each SIO.OO
purchase. It will save you
one-third on your subscription.
Coupons available only during
the three days.
Syracuse Chiefs to Meet
Mooresville Moors on Lo
cal Diamond
The Syracuse Chiefs, of the
class double A international lea
gue. will meet the Mooresville
Moors of the newly organized
class D league here at Chatham
Park Friday afternoon at 4 p. m.
The Syracuse team for the past
few years has trained at Char
lotte and has already played six
exhibition games, winning five of
them. The Chiefs will bring to
Elkin a powerful team composed
of six or seven former big league
stars, including Buzz Arlet, for
merly of the Philadelphia Phil
lies; Dick Porter, formerly of the
Cleveland Indians; Dock Leggett,
formerly with the Boston Red
Sox; Ray Kolp, formerly with the
Brooklyn Dodgers, and Manager
Mike Kelly, former big league
The Moors of the newly organ
ized North Carolina state league
will be heuded by their manager
and first baseman, Jim Poole, and
a flock of minor league stars.
This will tie Elkin's first pro
fessional baseball game, and a
large crowd is expected to see the
two pro teams in action. Two In
ternational League umpires will
work the game.
In a story which appeared in
last weejMfi Tribune, the food
items under the state's
new sales tax setup as fixed by
the recently adjourned legislature,
were listed. However, the story
did not state that these exemp
tions are not effective until July
1, and several local merchants
stated that numerous customers,
acting on information contained
in the story, had complained
about paying tax on the specified
Entertaining Play, With Lo
cal Talent in Cast, To Be
Given Here
Rehearsals are now under way
for the staging of an entertain
ing show —"The Circus," to be
presented at the Elkin school au
ditorium Thursday and Friday,
April 8 and 9, at 8:15 p. m. The
production is being sponsored by
the Elkin Merchants association
and the proceeds will be used next
December for Christmas street
The show is extremely unusual
in type, being a portrayal of the
trials and tribulations connected
with running a circus in an
amusingly exaggerated way. The
cast consists of 100 prominent
and popular local people. Miss
Esther Hunsley, of Amateur The
atre Ouild, of Boston, Mass., is
here directing the play.
Paul Cochrane will play the
role of "Bob Strong," who was
willed the circus by his father.
"Squeak," played by Dick Rich
ardson, takes the role of Bob's
lifelong chum and who Is helping
him run the circus. J. P. Mose
ley is playing the part of the
"bearded lady" who falls in love
with Squeak. "Margie," the lit
tle peanut vendor, played by Be
atrice Burcham, is also in love
with Squeak. An amusing love
affair that runs into many diffi
culties is that between Peggy
Royall, as "Toyo," and Bill New
man as **Bobo" the clown.
To further build the comedy to
a frenzied pitch, Charlie Wolfe
plays the highly excitable Italian
balloon man. "Virginia," played
by Virginia Price, is Squeak's love
ly sister who comes to visit the
circus, bringing with her "Sir
Peter Van Mildew," played by
John Sagar, and his mother
"Lady Van Mildew," played by
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Negative Team Wins Unani
mous Decision Over Wil
kesboro Friday
Elkin debaters returned Friday
from their respective contests
with victory and defeat, thus for
feiting their chances of debating
in the state finals at Chapel Hill
cn April 22 and 23.
Lesbia Graham and Sammy
Gambill, representing the nega
tive, won a unanimous decision
over Wilkesboro affirmative in
Mount Airy. Edna Billings and
Alice McCoin of the affimative
side, lost to thd Mount Airy neg
ative by a 3-2 vote at Wilkesboro.
This was a splendid record, as
three of the debaters were in
their first year of debating.
All debates were held on neu
tral, grounds, as is the custom in
this tviangle, and schools are re
quired to win both the affirma
tive and negative before they are
eligible for the state finals. Last
year Elkin was the winner In the
triangle, both teams going as far
as the semi-finals at Chape' Hill.
Mount Airy teams have won the
right to represent this triangle In
Chapel Hill this year.
Fred Windsor Meets Instant
Death in Wreck
Accident Occurs About Two
Miles North of State
Road on No. 21
Fred Andrew Windsor, almost
22, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Windsor was instantly killed
about 10 o'clock Friday morning
when a car in which he and Bar
ney Rhodes were en route to
Sparta was In collision with' a car
driven by Paul Walls of State
Road. The accident occurred
about eight miles north of 'Elkln
on the Elkin-Roaring Gap high
way. According to witnesses, the
death car, a light coupe, driven
by Windsor, struck a slight rise
in the road and bounced against
the Wall car, the impact causing
the Windsor car to turn over
about four times and land about
120 feet from the place of the
collision. Young Windsor was
instantly killed. He sitffered a
badly lacerated face, a broken
neck and chest Injuries. Rhodes
sustained a slightly wrenched
back and minor bruises. Wall was
uninjured. The Windsor car was
almost demolished but the other
car was only slightly damaged.
The victim of the wreck was a
member of one of Elkin's highly
esteemed families; For the past
several months he had been en
gaged in assisting his father, who
is superintendent of the city wa
'ter department.
Surviving besides the parents
are five brothers, Robert Wind
sor, Galax, Va.; Howard Windsor,
of the composing room staff of
The Elkin Tribune, Joe and Wood
row and Charles Windsor, and
one sister, Mary Windsor.
Funeral rites were held Sunday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the
home. The rites were in charge of
Rev. J. L. Powers and special
music was by the Pleasant Hill
quartette. Interment was in the
family plot in Hollywood ceme
tery. A beautiful and profuse
floral offering bespoke the esteem
in which the deceased was held.
Pallbearers were: Woodrow Hol
comb, Russell Hampton, Clyde
Cothren, James Byrd, L. B. Mur
ray, v Jr_ Barney Rhodes, Vernon
Holcomb and Jack Holcomb.
New Members of Surry Coun
ty School Board Take
Office Monday
At a meeting of the County
Board of Education in Dobson
Monday morning the following
new members of the board were
inducted into office: C. A. Mc-
Neill, Elkin; P. N. Taylor, White
Plains, and William White, Dob
son. Members re-elected were:
O. C. Hauser, Mount Airy, and
W. S. Scott, Shoals.
At the meeting John W. Comer
was re-elected as county superin
tendent of schools for another
year and O. C. Hauser was re
elected as chairman of the coun
ty board.
The Elkin school board is com
posed of Dr. J. O. Abernethy,
chairman: C. A. McNeill, F. M.
Norman, J. D. Brendle and W. C.
The North Elkin board is made
up of the following: Patterson
Nixon, A. F. Yarboro and C. S.
Members of the board of the
colored school here are: Clifford
Morrison, Raymond Allen and
Qurtiny Phillips.
Professor Clyde Wright, of the
Dobson school faculty and teach
er of vocational agriculture, stat
ed Monday morning that the 51
boys of his class are doing splen
did class room work, and are
planning to conduct agriculture
project® during the coming sum
mer, which projects will include
tobacco, corn and small grain
crops, as well as live stock. In all
of their projects state recom
mended saeSr iftd fertilizers will
Mr Wright also stated that he
is conducting project work with
a number of aduit farmers of the
Elkin Merchants Expectlßig
Crowd Here Thursday, Friday
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And Saturday; Good Program
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Detailed Program
Annual Bargain Days
11:00 A. M.—Freak Circus Parade and Parade of Old Automo
Prize for oldest aut0..... $20.00
12:30 P. M
Chickens to be released from top of Elkln National Bank Build -
lng. Catchers keepers.
11:00 A. M Heaviest Man and Woman Contest. Winners to be
awarded $5.00.
Largest Family Contest. Prize is SIO.OO.
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12:45 P. M.
Pony Race (provided as many as five are entered).
First prize $5.00
Second prize _ $2.50
1:00 P. M—Mule Race
First prize $20.00
Second prize . 10.00
Third prize 5.00
Fourth prize 5.00
1:30 P. M
Chickens to be released from top of Elkln National Bank Build
ing. Catchers keepers.
4:00 P. M.
Baseball Game—Syracuse Chiefs (International League) vs.
Mooresvilie Moors (N. C. State League).
Thursday and Friday night, at Elkin school auditorium,
8:15 o'clock, a play "The Circus," will be present
ed under sponsorship of the Elkin Merchants
association. Nominal admission fee to be
Tribune Is
Appearing Two
Days Earlier
The Tribune is this week
two full days ahead of custom
ary schedule, having been
printed Monday night instead
of Wednesday night as is the
usual custom.
This issue was prepared
earlier so thai it might reach
all subscribers, and 5,000 ad,-
ditional homes, in ample time
for everyone to read it thor
oughly before Elkln Bargain
Days, to be held here Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday.
The Tribune will not pub
lish another issue this week,
the next issue to appear on the
customary date next week.
Afternoon Program at CCC
Camp Transferred to
Courthouse Due to Rain
Due to the prevailing rain the
afternoon meeting of the all day
program- which was to have been
held at the CCC camp at Dobson
Sunday was transferred to the
court house and a crowd estimat
ed at over 500 filled the court
house to hear Hon. Frank Han
cock, for whom the camp was
named, and Dr. J. H*. Stsllings,
deliver brief addresses in which
they praised the work of the
CCC boys, and stated openly that
they favored making CCC
camps a permanent part of our
national governmental set-up.
The program for the day be
gan at 10:00 a. m.. with dinner
being served to more than 60
guests at the noon hour at the
camp, which was followed by t
speaking program at the court,
house in the aftornoon.
The program was ia charge of
George P. Wray, master of cere
monies, assisted by the county
farm agent, J. W. Crawford, and
Mrs. Clay Church and little son
returned Sunday from Charlotte,
where they spent last thai
guests of Dr. and Mrs. C. L.
Nance. Mrs. Beatrice Myers Phil-
Church went down for th- day
and to accompany then home.
Is Sold to Piedmont Publish
ing Company, Headed
By Gordon Gray
* ——
Wins ton-Salem, April 3.—The
sale. of the Winston-Salem Jour
nal and Twin City Sentinel and
radio station WSJS to the Pied
mont Publishing company, of
which Gordon Gray is the head,
effective May l, was announced
in the Journal and Sentinel Sun
day morning by Ora" and Owen
Moon, the present owner.
The announcement, signed by
Gray, said that Sanford Martin
is to continue as editor-in-chief
of the two newspapers and "it is
contemplated that the personnel
will remain the same in all de
Oray's announcement said "it
is the intention synd desire of the
new publishers to make the pub
lication of the newspapers a real
community enterprise. With that
in view, preferred stock of the
company will be available to any
citizen of Winston-Salem who be
fore April 30, 1937, may indicate a
desire to participate in the un
dertaking and such stockholders
will be welcomed."
- Moon purchased the Journal in
1925. In 1927 he acquired the
properties of the Twin City Sen
tinel and combined the papers,
which for the past several years
have been operated as a 24-hour
newspaper and sold as one unit.
The purchase price was not an
According to a statement by
Miss Verna Stan km, county home
demonstration agent, the Moun
tain park home demonstration
club will hold its meeting Wed
nesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock
at the home of Mrs. Tom Brown,
and 4-H club meeting will be held
on Thursday, April 15, at the
North Elkin school at 9:30 a. m.,
and the Little Richmond 4-H club
will meet the same afternoon at
Both Miss Stanton and E. P.
• Cobb made statements urging the
co-operation of parents of the
, county in assisting the 4-H elu»-'
boys and girls in their project
Mule Race Be Staged Again
As Annual Event .
All Elkin Stores Loaded With
Big Bargains at Extreme
ly Low Prices
Elkin merchants are ready and
waiting, with their stores literal
ly crammed with bargains, for
Elkin Bargain Days, to be held
here Thursday, Friday and Sat
urday. In addition, an unusual
ly good program of fun and frolic,
featuring numerous cash prizes
and interesting contests has been
completed for the event.
Bargain Days for this year are
expected to prove superior to the
two big days held here last spring
which were attended by a record
The program, preparation of
vhich has been under way for
weeks, is as follows:
Thursday morning, 11 a. m.:
reak circus and parade of old
automobiles. To the person bring
ng the oldest automobile to town
mder its own power will be
awarded a cash prize of S2O.
Dealers are not eligible to enter.
In case of two cars of the same
year being entered, judges will
base their decision upon perforni
ance and Entrants
in this contest should see Mrs.
Franklin Folger, secretary of the
Elkin Merchants association at
her office in the Greenwood build
At 12:30 p. m. Thursday, nu
merous chickens will be released
from the top of the Elkin Nation
al Bank building. Those lucks
enough to catch a chicken will be
entitled to keep it.
On Friday, at 1,1 a. m., contests"
for the heaviest man, heaviest
voman and the> largest family
will be staged. Prizes of $5.00 cash
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Present Town Officials Re
named for Another Term
By Acclamation
At a mass meeting held in the
Elkin school auditorium last Fri
day evening, which was small in
attendance and brief in duration,
the present mayor of Elkin, J. R.
Poindexter, and the present board
of town commissioners were nom
inated by acclamation to succeed
themselves for another term.
Mr. Poindexter, presiding, ap
pointed W- M. Allen as chairman
of the meeting and F. W. Gra
ham as secretary.
Members of the present board
are as follows: C. C. Myers, C. C.
Poindexter, R. C. Freeman, C. C.
Fulp and H. P. Graham.
The town election will be held
in the near future.

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