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VOL. No. XXYI.No. 23
Contract Awarded to Frank:
L. Blum Company
Addition to Form T On
Southeast Side of Pres
ent Building
Contract was awarded Tuesday
to the Frank L. Blum Construc
tion company of Winston-Salem,
for the addition to the present
building at Hugh Chatham Me
morial hospital. Construction of
the building will begin May Ist.
Plans call for a fire proof build
ing of the same style architecture
as the present structure. The
addition will form a T on the
southeast side of the present
building. The lower floor will be
devoted to a reception room, the
staff offices, doctors' offices and
internes' quarters. The second
floor will be composed entirely of
semi-private rooms and the third
floor will be devoted to a chil
dren's ward, a solarium and semi
private rooms.
k The capacity of the hospital
-%will be doubled by the addition,
enabling the institution to care
for twice as many patients as at
present. It has long been needed,
the hospital having been handi
capped for space for some time,,
and with most of the time an ov
erflow of patients.
According to Rev. L. B. Aber
nethy, chairman of the hospital
board, the contracts for plumbing,
wiring and heating have not yet
been awarded.
The addition was made possible
by the Duke Endowment and pri
vate subscriptions.
Blanketeers Defeat Mount
Airy Here But Lose 10-0
In Sunday Game
The Chatham Blanketeers will
meet the strong Unique Furniture
Co. team of Winston-Salem, here,
Saturday at 3:30 P. M. The Blan
keteers got off to a fine start
here last Saturday by defeating
tm strong Mount Airy Reds of
the Bi-State league 3 to 1. How
ever they lost in Mount" Airy
Sunday by the score of 10 to 0.
Unique will bring to Elkin one
of the best teams in Winston-
Salem, and there are a number of
stars with Unique that will be
seen in action here Saturday, In
cluding Lefty Holcomb at first
base; Jack Brock, former N. C.
State College star in center field:
& C. Moore, former Appalachian
■r State College star, pitcher, who
p will get the pitching assignment
for Unique; also Ben Woodruff,
shortstop, and a number of other
outstanding players.
Harvie Stockton will pitch for
Elkin, and the line-up will be as
follows: Jones C, Kelly 18, Gough
28, McCoin SS, Mackie 38, Deal
LF Davis CP, Osborne RF.
A large crowd is expected to see
these rivals in action.
If a man were a flea, he could
jump 30 yards, says a savant.
Well, at least it would assist you
tin getting to a seat in a darkened
What profits a man if he con
quers the English language? He
will then be unable to order from
a French menu.
Exciting New
Serial Begins
In This Issue
An exciting new serial,
"Leashed Guns of Circle 'L'",
H- begins in this issue of The
It is a thrilling drama wov
en around Slim Loyale, who is
paroled tram the penitentiary
after serving eighteen months
for a crime he did not commit.
Land grabbers are trying to
steal his property and he is
powerless to defend himself.
Read how he solves his prob
lems in this stinting novel of
the W«*t by Perry Westbrook.
Don't miss ibe first chapter
I today!
" from the .
State and Nation
Washington, April 20. Col.
Frederick Hobbs Allen, speaking
for the Constitutional Democ
racy Association, told the Sen
ate judiciary committee today
that the Roosevelt court bill
would remove the protection
heretofore afforded to all by
the Supreme Court..
"If you adopt this proposed
legislation," he said, "the yel
low parchment on which the
Constitution is engrossed might
as well be swathed in a shroud,
and, like a mummy, entombed
in the vaults of the archives
department in Washington
a dead thing oi no known val
Los Angeles, April 20.
Clark Gable categoricaUy de-
Sed paternity of 13-year-old
nrendoline Norton today in a
court room besieged by hun
dreds of women.
The burly, dark-haired screen
idol was a calm, unperturbed
government witness in the mail
fraud and conspiracy trial of
Mrs. Violet Wells Norton, 47.
Mrs. Norton is accused of
having demanded money from
Gable for the support of Gwen
doline, who she said was the
daughter of the actor.
Gable's testimony consisted
mainly of "nos."
Washington, April 20.
President Roosevelt today ac
cepted an invitation extended
by Representative«, Lindsay
Warren to deliver an address at
Fort Raleigh on August 18 in
connection with the 350 th an
niversary of the birth of Vir
ginia Dare, the first child of
English parentage to be born on
the American continent.
Mr. Roosevelt plans to go di
rect to Roanoke Island from
Washington by boat, using his
own cruiser, the Potomac.
Raleigh, April 20. Ned
Hanford of Burlington, 30-
year-old former convict, was
held in default of SIO,OOO bond
today on charges of aiding sev
en prisoners escape from the
Caledonia prison farm in Hal
ifax county, following: a hear
ing before Justice of the Peace
J. R. Danieley here.
State witnesses testified that
Hanford, who was released
from the Caledonia farm last
December 3, returned-to the
prison and hid several fire
arms in a barn outside the
walls of the camp.
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Former Jonesviile Man Dies
Suddenly at Winston-
Salem Home
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Funeral services for William
Wade Talley, 72, a native of
Yadkin county, and of Jonesviile,
will be conducted at the. Jones
viile Baptist' church today at
11:00 a. m.
Mr. Talley, who had been in
failing health for some time, but
who had continued at his job with
the Hanes Knitting Company, of
Winston-Salem, until Friday of
last week, died suddenly at his
home in Winston-Salem, Tues
day morning about five o'clock.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Nancy Long Talley, to whom he
was united in marriage July 10,
1886, and by seven daughters,
Mrs. John Holcomb, Mrs. Mont
Swaim, Mrs. Joe Darnell and Mrs.
Lena Osborn, of Jonesviile, Mrs.
| Carl Davis, of Elkin, Mrs. Dinah
Wilkins, of North Wilkesboro, and
Mrs. H. D. Osborn, of Lynch
| burg. Va. He is also survived by
32 grandchildren and 12 great
The services are to be in charge
of Rev. Grady Burgiss, assisted
by Rev. P. L. Smith, and Rev.
Bradley Mathis.
Pall bearers will be William
Willis, Uoyd Cranfield, Everett
Douglass, Henry McCorkle, George
Click, Connie Ketner, Webb Ket
ner and James Goin.
Baby Genius
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BONNE TERRE, Mo. . . . Only
28 months old bat smarter than
most grown-ups. Little Mary
Christine Dunn has a vocabulary
of 3,800 words and the intelli
gence rating of a genius.
Wilkes County Woman Had
Been in Failing Health
For Some Time
Mrs. Adeline Anthony Tucker,
89, died Tuesday night about
8:45 at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. A .C. Walls, about four
and one-half miles west of Elkin.
Mrs. Tucker had been in failing
health for sometime, due to her
advanced age. The deceased was
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William Anthony, and a native of
Yadkin county. Her husband,
Noah Tucker, died about ten years
Funeral services will be held
this morning at 11 o'clock from
Cool Springs Baptist church,
where the deceased has long been
a member. The rites will be in
charge of Rev Isom Vestal, pas
tor of the church.
Surviving are the following
sons and daughters, William, Ber
ry and Rufus J. Tucker and Mrs.
A. C. Walls of Ronda, and Mrs.
Dan Wagoner of Jonesviile.
The semi-annual meeting of
the Woman's Auxiliary of Hugh
Chatham Memorial Hospital will
be held Monday afternoon, April
26, at 3:30 in the Methodist
church, according to an announ
cement by Mrs. A. O. Bryan,
president of the group.
Rev. L. B. Abernethy, chair
man of the hospital board, will be
guest speaker for the meeting and
he will talk on Florence Nightin
gale, who pioneered in the organ
izations of military ' hospitals
along modern lines during the
Crimean war. Miss Nightingale's
birthday anniversary is on May
A full membership attendance
is urged.
Plan Amateur Contest
Here; Winners To WBT
Sponsored by the Elkin Mer
chants association, an amateur
show will be staged at the Lyric
theatre here Friday night, May
14. Five winners will be selected
by judges, and will go to Char
lotte for a broadcast over Radio
Station WBT. Proceeds of the
show will be applied on the pur
chase of Christmas lights for the
business district next December.
The amateur show will be the
second show of this nature to be
staged here, the first having been
held at the Lyric last fall under
sponsorship of the Elkin Fair.
Winners of the event staged a
30-minute broadcast from station
WBIG in Greensboro.
The forthcoming show will be
in charge of Alan Browning, Jr.,
who will also act as master of
ceremonies. Everyone is eligible
to apply for a part in the show,
and those wishing to enter should
get in touch with Mr. Browning
at The Elkin Tribune immediate
ly. Entrants in last year's show
are eligible to take part in the
new / Bhow.
Permission to broadcast over
WBT has been granted by the
Columbia Broadcasting System.
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Judge W. F. Harding is Pre
siding Over Session
Thirteen True Bills Returned
Up Until Wednesday
Morning By Jury •
Surry county Superior Court
convened Monday at Dobson, at
10:00 A. M., for the purpose of
hearing criminal cases, with
Judge W. F. Harding on the
bench, and Allen H. Gwyn, solic
itor for this district, prosecuting
the docket.
Up to Wednesday morning the
work of the court had moved
along in a quiet and orderly way.
and but comparatively few cases
had been disposed of, most of
which were for minor offenses,
and with no major crimes in the
On Monday afternoon a me
morial service was held in open
court for the late Porter Graves,
one-time solicitor of this district,
at which time a resolution was
drawn up by a committee of the
county bar, and the resolutions
ordered spread upon the minutes
of the court.
Up to Wednesday morning only
13 true bills had been returned by
the Grand Jury and two not true
bills. A list of the Grand Jury
follows: G. C. Lovill, foreman;
J. W. Badgett, Ruff Sutphin, J. L.
Martin, John Ayers, J. R. Ver
non, Roy Shelton, C. J. Johnson,
P. C. Smith, L. Z. Hutchens. W.
B. Hadley, C. M. Atkins, Joe Ram
ey, W. M. Brimm, B. M. Wagon
er, E. J. Smith, C. T. Hall, and
with J. T. Nixon as officer of the
Grand Jury.
Cases disposed of up to Wed
nesday were as follows:
Roscoe Hatcher, charged with
larceny, entered a voluntary plea
of guilty, and was granted a
prayer for judgment was
continued for five years.
Graham Hanes, charged with
operating a car while intoxicated,
was fined $50.00 and the costs.
J. T. Nance, Jr., charged with
abandonment, was ordered to pay
to Mrs. Nance the sum of $22.50
the first of each month until fur
ther notice from the court.
Hortqn Childress, charged with
forcible trespass, was sent to the
roads for 12 months, suspended
upon the payment of the costs.
E. T. Primm, charged with as
sault with a deadly weapon, was
sent to the roads for 18 months.
• Curtis Johnson, charged with
burglary, was fined $50.00 and
the costs.
Five divorces were granted to
the following couples:
Henry J. Blazek vs. Bertha
Schmiddt Blazek; C. W. Green
wood vs. Treva Greenwood; C. C.
Edwards vs. Clara Edwards; F. F.
Bottomley vs. Nettie Forkness
Bottomley, and George White vs.
Avis Gann White.
A perfect house is the one plan
ned by one woman which anoth
er woman can't think of any
changes and alterations that
should be made.
The station with its 50,000 watt
transmitter, guarantees excellent
reception here and throughout
the eastern section of the United
States. Winners of the amateur
show will have transportation to
and from Charlotte arranged by
the Elkin Merchants association.
In addition to the array of
amateur talent to be presented
during the show, several interest
ing and unusual novelty acts will
be staged, among them the sen
sational and mysterious "Mekko,"
the Mechanical Man," which will
be made to, perform by remote
control. An act of this nature
has never before been seen on
any stage and chances are it may
never be seen again following the
amateur show. Further details
concerning this mechanical mon
ster, said to be seven feet tall,
and other novelty acts to be ar
ranged, will be given later.
It is urged that everyone with
musical talent; dancers, imper
sonators, etc., from throughout
this entire section get In touch
with Mr. Browning immediately
if desire to enter the con
test and win an audition over one
of the South's major radio sta
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BROOKLAND, Ark. . . . The hand that rocks the cradle rales this
town. These five women polled 82 per cent of the vote against mas
culine opposition in the election for aldermen. As an all-feminine
town council, they will now select a marshal and other appointive
Senator Reynolds
To Speak Over
Radio This P. M.
Senator Robert R. Reynolds,
whose weekly column: "In
Washington—What is Taking
Place," has been appearing in
The Tribune, will speak over a
nation-wide radio network
over the Columbia Broadcast
ing System this afternoon
(Thursday), at 5 o'clock.
Senator Reynolds will speak
on the subject of federal reve
nues and expenditures, a sub
ject dipcussed in his column in
this issue of The Tribune.
Members of Legal Profession
And Friends Gather
At Dobson
Dobson, April 19.—Members of
the legal profession and friends
from every walk of life gathered
in the Surry county courthouse
here this afternoon to pay a fi
nal tribute to the late S. Porter
Graves, one of the most distin
guished attorneys of Western
North Carolina and for 28 consec
utive years solicitor of the old
eleventh judicial district, who died
at his home in Mount Airy Jan
uary 2.
The two-and-one-half-hour me
morial service was arranged by
Judge W. P. Carter of Mount
Airy, dean of the Surry bar and
Judge W. P. Harding of Charlotte,
who convened court today, pre
John H. Polger of Mount Airy,
the first speaker on the program,
read the resolutions of respect
prepared by the Surry County
Bar Association, following which
Judge Carter made a brief ad
dress of welcome.
W. L. Reece, Dobson attorney
and associate of the late solicitor
since college days, summarized his
life and service as a practicing at
torney and later as district prose
cutor. He said:
"S. Porter Graves was elected
in 1902 as solicitor of the. elev
enth district, a Democrat follow
ing a long line of Republican
prosecutors. He served with dis
tinction for over a quarter of a
century through a number of
changes in the alignment of coun
ties forming the district and his
position was never threatened in
any election. After 28 years he
announced his retirement In 1930
to resume private law practice in
his home town.
"Although he was confined to
his home during the last few
months of his life he remained
constantly in touch with business,
civic and political matters in city,
county and state and was active
in Slurry affairs until the time of
his death."
Many other glowing tributes
were paid to his life by prominent
Surry citizens.
Sugar sold at $2.75 a pound at
about the time Columbus dlscov-
I ered America, old documents
I show.
Latest Figures Indicate Gov
ernment Will Go $418,-
000,000 Into Red
Washington, April 20. Pres
ident Roosevelt told Congress to
day that latest figures indicate
the government will go $418,000,-
000 into the red in the 1938 fis
cal year—the eighth successive
year of federal deficits.
However, he called for economy,
said he would use "every means
at my command" to wipe out the
threatened deficit, and indicated
that new taxes may be sought in
the next session of Congress to
close the gap between income and
The President laid the figures
before legislators in a message
which called for $1,500,000,000 for
work relief in the 1938 fiscal year
—which begins next July 1.
He overhauled previous finan
cial estimates to take account of
disappointing tax receipts, which
fell below treasury predictions.
Two "definite steps" will be
taken, the Chief Executive said,
to narrow the spread between
revenue and expenditures:
1. An effort will be made to
save "a substantial percentage"
of appropriations and (2) the flow
of cash into the treasury will be
increased by liquidating assets of
certain emergency bureaus.
At a press conference late this
afternoon, the President elabor
ated on Point No. 1, saying Con
gress probably would be asked to
pass a law giving him specific au
thority to withhold from federal
departments any appropriations
he believes unnecessary.
For the remainder of this fis
cal year, Mr. Roosevelt said in his
relief message, the deficit will rise
$309,000,000 over the original es
timate. This will bring the defi
cit to $2,557,000,000. If the treas
ury borrows to the full amount of
the increase in the deficit, the
public debt will climb to a x new
$35,335,000,000 peak on June 30.
Talks by Miss Margaret Cra
gan, home economics teacher of
Elkin high school; Miss Alice
McCoin, Miss Frances Martin
and Miss Beatrice Newman, stu
dents, featured the meeting of
the Elkin Kiwanis club at Hotel
Elkin last Thursday evening
Miss Cragan, who was In
charge of the program, gave an
outline of the home economics
course in the local high school,
while the students made brief
talks on "What Home Economics
Means to Me." Dr. R. B. Harrell
was program chairman for the
The club was scheduled to at
tend a district meeting at Wins
ton-Salem, but the meeting was
called off.
Wade Moody, of Mount Airy,
and EM Needham, of Pilot Moun
tain, were guests of Kiwanlan
Errol Hpyes.
A cubic Inch of platinum can
be spun into wire so fine it would
go around the world twice—so,-
000 miles.
Gateway to Roaring Gap
and the Blue Ridge
Stores Would Not Prove Ben
ficial, He Thinks
Number of County Liquor
Elections to Be Held in
Immediate Future
Raleigh, April 20.—Aligning
himself solidly with North Caro
lina's dry forces, Governor Hoey
asserted today the "defeat of li
quor stores in the elections soon
to be held would be most whole
some and beneficial to the whole
The statement issued at the re
quest of Dr. M. T. Plyler of Dur
ham, editor of the Christian Ad
vocate, was the first the Govern
or has made on the liquor ques
tion since taking office last Jan
uary. %
Under the county option liquor
law passed by the 1937 General
Assembly, counties may vote to
decide whether to repeal prohibi
tion. An election will be held in
Dare county Saturday; in Dur
ham next Tuesday; in Columbus
May 4; Alleghany May 25; John
ston May 29; Mecklenburg June
1; and Wayne June 1.
The Governor said he believed
that any county which legalized
the sale of spirts would suffer
"such wreckage in the character
of its young men that the profits
derived will pale into insignifi
cance in comparison with the
havoc wrought."
W. C. T. U. IS
Miss Alice Dixon Is Named
President of Local
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock
at a joint meeting of the women
of Elkin and the surrounding
communities at the First Baptist
church, a W. C. T. U. was organ
ized here. Miss Alice Dixon was
elected president, Mrs. Eph Whis
enhunt, secretary and Mrs. Wm.
A. Jenkins treasurer. Vice-presi
dents are to be appointed from
the different missionary societies
of the town. The Union was or
ganized by the state W. C. T. U.
president, Mrs. W. A. Lindsay and
Mrs. C. H. Clemmons, vice-presi
dent, both of Charlotte.
Mrs. Lindsay and Mrs. Clem
mons were here for the day Sun
day, speaking at the Methodist
and Baptist churches at the close
of the Sunday school hour and at
the First Baptist church at 3
o'clock ir» the afternoon.
New footlights have recently
been installed on the stage at the
elementary school auditorium
and the outside entrance to the
school has been painted. The
materials were paid for by the
Parent-Teacher association, the
money being raised by the pres
entation of a home talent play.
The labor was furnished by the
physics class of the high school.
The new footlights, valued at
$l5O, have three circuits which
will enable entertainers to have
three colors of light for their per

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