THE AMATEUR SHOW
Everyone who is really talented along musical lines, and
in other ways suitable to radio, should enter the amateur
contest to be staged here Friday night, May 14. For all
you know there may be another Lanny Ross or Bing Crosby;
floating around here somewhere just waiting to be discover
Everyone knows where Lanny Ross stands in the Ra
dio world today. But few people know that for months and
months Lanny Ross sang over a small station without pay.
Then his chance came. Maybe your chance will come.
In case you missed the story in last week's Tribune, the
forthcoming amateur contest will be held at the Lyric the
atre and will be along the lines of*
the amateur show held last fall,
the winners of which went to
Greensboro for a program over
WBIG. However, winners of this
contest will go to Charlotte for a
program over WBT. Permission
to this effect has been granted by
the Columbia Broadcasting Sys
Cast in the role of doing all the
worrying over this show, and with
the experience gained in having
charge of the last one, we are
planning a bigger and better con-
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test. Worth coming to see (we
hope) will be "Mekko, the Me
chanical Man," whom we are tell
ing everyone weighs over 2,000
pounds, is seven feet tall, and is
operated by remote control. "Mek
ko" ' has no ambition to go to
Charlotte, but will be presented
merely as a novelty act.
We are expecting much new
talent in the forthcoming show,
although those who took part in
the last one are eligible and wel
come. We're hoping that it may
be possible to even have our Un
cle Culpepper present in person,
but he is the kind of guy whom
you can't depend on to be any
where at any certain time.
If you want to enter the show,
don't wait until the last minute
to enter. Either see us at The
Tribune office or else drop us a
letter. We just love to get mail.
So if you can dance, sing, play
musical instruments, imperson
ate, imitate, or anything that's
entertaining, let us know right
TBS BLKIN TRIBUNE, ELKIN. NORTH CAROLINA
I guess you wonder why I am
writing to you, but a very humor-
OUB thing happened to me while I
was reading the Roanoke Times
yesterday. In an issue of The
Tribune of several weeks past you
printed a very good likeness of
yourself. As I was glancing over
the paper yesterday I happened
to run across this same picture
in the Times. I have known for
years that there was something
definitely the matter with you,
but I did not know until now that
it was "Sleepitoeis." I am en
closing the picture which is self
explanatory. (Ed. Note: Under
the picture was the following
wording: "NO! Mister, you're a
victim of SLEEPITOSIS. Get a
This was run in an ad for a
Roanoke Department Store and I
don't expect you to come up here
to get a So-and-So mattress, but
Errol Hayes sells them so would
advise you to see him at once.
I—Please turn to back of page 1—
dont know how the Roanoke
Times spotted you way down
there in Elkin, but I do know that
this diagnosis of your case is very
good. I do hope that you will
have bought a So-and-So mat
tress from Errol by the time I
come down there again. If you
do, I am sure you will bear the
marks of a changed man.
Very truly yours,
CHAS. O. ARMFTELD, JR.
April 19, 1937.
P. S. I apologize for any slur
ring remarks that may have es
caped my pen as I composed this
manuscript.—C. O. A. Jr.
Thanks a lot, Charlie, for your
very happy and timely diagnosis
of our case. We would like very
much to do as much for you, but
believe a diagnosis in your case
impossible. Your tip on the mat
treSs was fine; however, Errol
Hayes also sells caskets. Come
on down and we'll put you in the
market for one.
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THIS AND THAT
Since writing the above in this
column several people have taken
it upon themselves to question
the appearance of "Mekko, the
Mechanical Man" in the amateur
show that is in the making. It
sort of hurts our feelings to think
that anyone would believe that we
would advertise an attraction and
then not have it.
Now you take the late Zeig
feld. He arose' to fame because
he always backed up his adver
tising. And what's the difference
between us and Ziegfeld? Some
would say: None! You're both
dead! But that's not so. And
we'll say here and now that
"Mekko, the Mechaical Man" is
all he's represented to be—and I
more! So there!
And don't be surprised if, as
another novelty feature of the
amateur show, we should present
"Abdul Mysto"—the man who
breathes fire. It all depends on
our success in chasing him down
long enough to get his name on
an asbestos contract. We nab
bed the mechanical man by
tempting him with a mechanical
Sure we did.
Ronda, Route 2, April 26
"Who Both Believed Our Report"
was the subject used by C. W.
Gilliam at the service here at
Bethel church last Sunday even
ing. After reading the 53rd chap
ter of Isaiah, Mr. Gilliam very
impressively brought out many in
teresting facts and much light
on this subject that was enjoyed
by the congregation. We are
looking forward and glad to
know that the quartet singing
will be held here at Bethel church
next Sunday afternoon. May 2.
Hope there will be many singers
Mrs. M. F. Bumgarner of Millers
Creek recently visited her moth
er, Mrs. P. H. Pardue of this
Miss Flora Kate Stroud of the
Macedonia community spent last
Wednesday night visiting one of
her school mates, Miss Sada
Mathis and they attended the
party given for the junior-senior
class of Ronda School by Misses
Vesta and Pearl Mathis at their
home. Mrs. Troy Redding, a
teacher in the Cllngman School
was also guest at the Mathis
home Wednesday night.
farmers all seem to rejoice
over the fine rain that visited this
section last Saturday and Sim
Mrs. Paul Pardue of Elkln has
been spending the past week here
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Elza St. John who under
went an operation for a goitre at
the Baptist Hospital in Winston-
Salem, is improving some, we are
glad to learn.
Miss Pauline Morrison had as
her guest her friend and school
mate. Miss Evelyn Myers, last
Misses Notra and Pauline Par
due were shopping at Elkin last
In The Superior Court
Curtis Crissman, and J. M. Criss
man. Executors of the Estate
of Dabney Crissman, deceased.
J. A. Crissman and wife, Ehnls
Crissman, et als.
The defendants, J. A. Crissman
and wife, Ennis Crissman will
take notice that an action enti
tled as above has been commenc
ed in the Superior Court of Surry
County, North Carolina, for the
purpose of having the Court to
order the sale of the land of Dab
ney Crissman, deceased for the
purpose of partition and the de
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termination of the interest of the
heirs of said estate; and that the
said defendants will further take
notice that they are required to
appear at the office of the Clerk
of the Superior Court of said
County in the Courthouse in Dob
son, North Carolina, on the 20th
doy of May, 1937, and answer
or demur to the complaint in said
action, or the plaintiffs will' apply
to the court for the relief de
manded In said complaint.
This 20th day of April, 1937.
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