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N.C. DELEGATION
FAVORS ECONOMY
MOVE IN CONGRESS
Swings Almost Solidly Be
hind Proposal
STATEMENT BY BAILEY
Would Cut Federal Expendi
tures for Relief During
Next Year
SENATOR BYRNES FOR IT
Washington, May 4, The
North Carolina delegation is
swinging almost solidly behind
the move now under way on Cap
itol Hill to cut federal expendi
tures for relief during the coming
fiscal year.
Senator James F. Byrnes of
South Carolina, ignited the econ
omy spark week before last when
he proposed a billion-dollar re
lief appropriation instead of a
• billion and a half as recommend
ed by President Roosevelt. Since
then the economy wave has been
sweeping over Congress and the
sentiments expressed by members
of the North Carolina delegation
is representative of the feeling on
the Hill that the time has come
for the states to match dollar for
dollar all federal expenditures
for relief. Senator Josiah W. Bail
ey, in a statement today, goes his
colleagues one better and says no
state, county or city should re
ceive any aid for relief from the
federal government unless it is
financially broke and unable to
raise funds for this purpose.
"As between direct relief and
work relief I prefer the latter,"
Bailey said. "But work relief
ought to be real and the work
ought to be useful. The compen
sation ought not to be so much
as to induce workers to refuse pri
vate employment. The goods pro
duced or the work done ought to
be worth the wages paid. No one
should be given work relief who
refuses opportunity for employ
ment. Moreover no city, county or
state ought to draw a dollar from
the federal treasury unless it is
actually unable to provide fluids
for unemployment relief. The
problem is local and becomes gen
eral when the local unit is unable
to meet it. The federal adminis
tration ought to proceed with the
objective of localizing the prob
lem, and to reverse its present
program of making it a perman
ent federal activity."
DOBSON WOMAN IS
» FATALLY BURNED
Clothes Ignited Fom Trash
Fire; Practically Entire
Body is Charred
FUNERAL HELD FRIDAY
Horribly burned when her
clothes became ignited from a
trash fire, Mrs. Annie Qillispie, of
Dobson, route 1, died in a Mount
Airy hospital late Wednesday of
last week.
Mrs. Qillispie, who managed her
farm, was said to have been burn
ing trash near the barn when her
clothes caught fire. Her clothing
was burned off and practically
her entire body was charred.
The deceased was a native of
Surry and was 55-years-old. She
was the daughter of the late Wil
liam Marsh and Mrs. Martha
Cave Marsh, and is survived by
five*, children, Richard and Violet
Qillispie, and Mrs. Albert Wood,
of Dobson; Pete Qillispie, of
Mount Airy, route 6; and Cleo
Gillispie, of Galax, Va. Her moth
er, Mrs. Martha Marsh, and six
grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held Fri
day at 2 p. m. from the- Little
Vine church with Elders Jesse
Dunbar and Gray Fulk officiat
ing. Interment was in the church
cemetery.
CASfcYJONES KILLED
IN WRECK 37 YRS. AGO
Memphis, Tenn., April 29.
Thirty-seven years ago today
John Luther (Casey) Jones, Illi
nois Central engineer, kept his
"hand on the throttle" down a
fog-bound grade outside Vaughn,
Miss., and crashed the rear end
of a freight to death and fame.
Peering through the thick mist,
the engineer immortalized In
the song "Casey Jones"—saw the
freight too late and grabbed for
the brakes. ?To his fireman he
cried: j
Jump. Sp, jump!"
Sim Webs, the Negro fireman.
Jumped. wAb is now a Memphis
bricklayer. J
Jones widjjw stm lives at Jack
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LONDON, England . . . Here is a new picture of King George XI
and Queen Elizabeth and their two daughters, Princess Elizabeth
(left), heir presumptive to the throne, and Princess Margaret Rose.
Princess Elizabeth recently celebrated her eleventh birthday.
IATENEWC
from the
State and Nation
DUKE KEEPS
PLANS SECRET '
Monts, France, May 4.—The
Duke of Windsor, reunited with
Wailis Simpson in the beauti
ful Chateau de C&nde, tonight
chose to keep their marriage
plans a secret until after the
coronation of his brother.
King George VI will be
crowned May 12, as the former
Edward VIII was to have been,
and until after that event, the
duke decided, he will refrain
from saying when he will make
the former Baltimore belle the
Duchess of Windsor.
Herman L. Rogers announc
ed the decisions, and persons
close to the couple indicated
the marriage likely would not
take' place before May 18.
RIOT SENDS
5 TO HOSPITAL
Hollywood, May 4. More
than 50 men, armed with clubs
and hammers, attacked head
quarters of the International
Theatrical Stage Employees
tonight in the third act of vi
olence in the strike of movie
technicians.
Five persons were Injured
seriously in the hand-to-hand
fighting.
Members of the I. A. T. S. E.,
branded a "company union"
by striking studio workers, said
the attack occurred so sudden
ly they had little chance to de
fend themselves against the
flailing weapons. More than
100 of them were in the head
quarters when the raiders de
scended.
FIND OLD COINS
AT MT. AIRY
Mt. Airy, May 4. Twenty
pocketbooks and money bags,
containing over $75 in pennies,
nickels, silver and even two
small gold pieces, were found
at the home of Walter Lee
Johnson, 65-year-old bachelor,
who' was buried near Westfield
yesterday afternoon.
The dead man's relatives,
searching his effects with Boy
Nelson, of the Moody Funeral
' Home here, in an effort to lo
cate some of the valuables they
thought he must posses, found
purses in almost every nook
and corner of the house.
SPAIN'S CIVIL WAR
APPROACHES CRISIS
Spain's civil was is at the
eleventh hour.
Victory is. within the grasp
of either side.
Today is the calm before the
storm that may sweep Into
crushing defeat one of the fac
tions that have fought nearly
ten months.
Madrid Republican capi
tal, still stands. Six months
ago tomorrow the insurgents
marshalled their forces close
along the western edge. The
day after it was announced,
• the "final attack" was launch
ed to capture the government
city, but neither it nor other
"final" attacks took the embat
tled, nn trenched city of a mil
lion people.
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Nearly one-half million persons
are employed in the automobile
industry at the present time.
ELKIN, N. C„ THURSDAY. MAY 6, 1937
GRADUATES ARE
GIVEN DIPOLMAS
Jonesville Commencement
Comes to End Tuesday
Evening
OLIVE MAKES ADDRESS
Jonesville high school finals
were held Sunday through Tues
day night. Sunday evening Rev
A. C. Gibbs, of Statesville, form
er presiding elder of the old
Mount Airy district of the Meth
odist church, preached the bac
calaureate sermon.
Monday eevning the graduating
exercises were held with Rev. Eu
gene Olive, of North Wilkesboro,
delivering the commencement ad
dress.
Certificates of promotion were
presented to the following stu
dents from the seventh grade:
Ruth Alice Boles, Edith Bryant,
Robert Burcham, Ruth Campbell,
Stella Club, Bobby Cummings,
Jack Eskridge, Ned Finney, Jack
Chant, Gladys Haynes, Margaret
Holcomb, Irma Macemore, Susie
Mathis, Keith Mayberry, Lott
Mayberry, Ennis Carter, Edwina
and Juanita Ray, Walter Rose,
Beatrice Scott, Calvin Seagraves,
Annie Simmons, Grady Simmons,
Helen Slattery, Eloise Sparks,
Edna Stout, Frances Swaim, Felix
Swaim, Mary Tohmpson, Delmar
Vanhoy, Lorraine Vestal and Leo
Wagoner.
High school graduates receiving
diplomas were: Pansy Bell,/ Rama
Blackwood, Francis Brandon, Be
atrice Burcham, Pauline Foster,
Mary Elizabeth Ingram, Magda
lene Martin, Dothan Reece, Mar
garet Renegar, Clayton Swaim,
Carrie Taylor, Madelyn Thomp
son, Lucille Vestal, Pauline Wag
oner, Joe Weatherman and Mae
Young.
MRS. STELA COMBS
CLAIMED BY DEATH
Passing of State Road Wo
man Comes as Shock to
Her Many Friends
FUNERAL HELD SUNDAY
Mrs. Stella Erp Combs, 41,
died at the home of her sister-in
law, Mrs. Robert Walters, at
State Road, Sunday morning
about 11 o'clock from a brief
critical illness from a throat ail
ment. Mrs. Combs had been in
declining health for a number of
years but she had only been ill
since Friday of last week. Her
death came as a shock to her
family and friends. A native of
the State Road community, Mrs.
Combs was a woman dearly be
loved. She was a devout member
of the Mount Pleasant Baptist
church.
She is survived by four child
ren: Mrs. Evelyn Driver! Raleigh:
Mrs. Louisa Combs Couch and
Paul Combs, State Road, and
Bobby Combs, Los Angeles, Cal
ifornia. Her father, Ed Erp, of
State Road, and one sister, Mrs.
George Andrews of Mount Airy,
and two brothers, John and Fes
tus Erp, of the state of Wash
ington, also survive.
Funeral services were Jield
Monday morning at 11 o'clock
from Mount Pleasant Baptist
church, in charge of the pastor,
Rev. J. L. Powers, and interment
was in the church cemetery. I
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REV. V. M. SWAIM
BEOVED BAPTIST
PASTOR IS DEAD
Passes Away in Winston-Sa
' lent- Hospital
WAS WELL-KNOWN HERE
Had Served Many Churches
In Yadkin County; Was
Lodge Member Here
KNOWN ALL OVER STATE
Rev. Virgil Monroe Swaim, 76,
one of the best known and be
loved ministers in North Carolina,
died at the Baptist hospital in
Winston-Salem Tuesday night,
following an illness of three
weeks.
The deceased was born Decem
ber 13, 1860, the son of the late
Dabney and Mrs. Martha Cass
tevens Swaim, near Swaim's Bap
tist church in Yadkin county.
He was pastor of the Southside
Baptist church in Winston-Sa
lem for 20 years and pastor of
Salem Baptist church for some
time. He has been pastor emeri
tus of the above churches for the
past five years. Aside from his
prolonged regular duties as pastor
over a wide area, Mr. Swaim was
in exceedingly great demand as
an evangelistic leader for revival
services and went to many parts
of the state to preach. He was
in equally great demand for fun
erals, continuing in this role un
til his health would no longer
permit it.
In addition to his pastoral work
in Winston-Salem, he served
churches in Yadkin county as
pastor, among them being
Swaim's, Fail Creek, Boonville,
Zion, Flat Rock and Courtney.
He was educated in the public
schools of Yadkin county and at
tended Wake Forest College. In
the early nineties he served as
superintendent of schools in Yad
kin county and taught in the
schools of Jonesville and Court
ney. He was a member in the
Elkin Masonic Lodge for a num
ber of years, retaining "his mem
bership until his death.
His wife, Mrs. Carrie Sparks
Swaim, died March 26, this year.
Survivors include one daugh
ter, Mrs. J. H. Brunt', Winston-
Salem; three sons, R. H. Swaim,
Washington, D. C., Charles B.
Swaim, Winston-Salem and Ver
non M. Swaim, New York.
Funeral arrangements have not
been announced.
ARE TO PRESENT
SPECIAL PROGRAM
Program to Be in Observance
of Mother's Day at
Baptist Church
PLAN SPECIAL OFFERING
A special Mother's Day pro
gram will be rendered during the
closing period of the Sunday
School at, the First Baptist
church next Sunday. The inter
mediate department of the Sun
day School will present the pro
gram. As usual the Sunday
school will make a special offer
ing for charity work in the Bap
tist Hospital in Winston-Salem.
This is the only special contribu
tion made for this type of work
during the year. There is no bet
ter way of observing Mother's
Day than helping to heal hu
manity's hurt.
At the eleven o'clock worship
hour the pastor will bring a mes
sage suitable for the occasion. At
this hour special favors will be
given to the oldest mother pres
ent. Also favors will be given to
the mother having the largest
number of descendants present
for the preaching service and. to
the mother having the largest
number of one hundred percent
descendants present.
A cordial welcome is extend
ed to all to all to attend any or
all the services.
Mrs. I. F. Gentry
Mrs. Luanda Josephine Gentry,
about 43, wife of I. P. Gentry of
Roaring River, and daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Levi McCann, died
in the Baptist hospital at Wins
ton-Salem about noon Wednes
day.
The Immediate survivors were
not learned here.
Funeral services will be held
Friday from Pleasant Home
church in Wilkes county.
Butterflies were gtyen their
name because of a popular belief
that they stole butter and milk.
Babies By Telephone
CHICAGO, 111. ... If you doubt the wonders of modern science,
glance at these healthy twins who were born by remote controL Mrs.
Leonard Nelson, finding that there would not be time for a doctor,
phoned the maternity center for instructions. While the obstetrician
relayed advice, two bouncing baj>y boys arrived safely.
BOONVILLE FINALS
TO BEGIN SUNDAY
Dr. Walter L. Johnson, of
Mount Airy, to Deliver
Baccalaureate Sermon
COMMENCEMENT ENDS 14
Commencement exercises will
begin at Boonville Sunday after
noon, May 9 at 2:30 P. M. when
Dr. Walter L. Johnson, pastor of
the First Baptist church of Mt.
Airy, will deliver the baccalaur
eate sermon in the high school
auditorium.
The commencement program
will continue on Friday night
May 14. At this time the class day
program, "Treasure Island" will
be presented.
Saturday, May 15, at 10:00
o'clock members of the 7th grade
will be presented diplomas as cer
tificates of promotion to the high
school. At 11:00 o'clock on the
same day the high school grad
uating exercises will be held. This
program will be featured by an
address by Dr. D. B. Bryan, Dean
of Wake Forest College. Medals
denoting distinction will also be
awarded along with the high
school diplomas at this time.
Saturday afternoon at three
o'clock a baseball game will be
played, and the commencement
will come to a close on Saturday
night with the presentation of
the high school play—"The Girl
Who Forgot."
Members of the 1937 senior
class are as follows: Clyde Flem
ing, Frank Hinshaw, Isaac Hoots,
Erskine Lackey, Foy Moxley, G.
A. Poindexter, Arvel Snow, Mar
shall Taylor, Ralph Transou, Nel
lie Brown, Lucille Johnson, Avon
elle Kirk, Mozelle Lackey, Kath
erine Shore. » .
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MAY 12 IS LAST DAY
TO LIST TAXES, POLL
Wednesday, May 12, is the last
day in which to list taxes and
give in poll, it was announced
Tuesday by J. L. Hall, who with
W. J. Snow, is list taker for this
township.
Usually the last day of April
marks the closing of the books,
but this year, due to the task 6f
reassessing property, the time
has-been extended.
All property owners and taxpay
ers are required to return to the
list taker for taxation all real es
tate, personal property, etc., and
every male person between the
ctges of 21 and' 50 years is requir
ed to list his poll for the year
1937.
The law provides a penalty for
chose who fail to do so.
Both Mi\, Hall and Mr.
may be seen at Mr. Snow's office,
located upstairs over the " Elkin
Barker Shop, on Main street.
FIND STILL WITHIN
ONE MILE OF ELKIN
A still afid about 200 gallons of
beer was destroyed Saturday
night about one mile west of El
kin in Wilkes county by Deputy
Sheriff L. C. Lowe. Mr. Lowe
stated the plant, which he de
scribed as "a steam outfit," was
not being operated at the time
and that no one was about.
BLANKETEERS TO GO TO
LYNCHBURG FOR GAMES
The Chatham Blanketeers will
go to Lynchburg this week-end
for two ganr.es with Craddock-
Terry Shoe company.
The first game will be played
Saturday afternoon with the sec
ond to be played Sunday after-
Entrance List
To Amateur Show
Is Closed
Due to the large number of
entrants in the Amateur Con
test to be staged at the Lyric
theatre here the night of May
14, no further applicants will
be accepted, it was announced
Wednesday afternoon by Alan
Browning, Jr., who is in charge
of the program.
The time allotted for the
program is insufficient to en
able more amateurs to perform
than are now entered, and for
that reason it was thought best
to prohibit further entries.
Five winners of the contest,
to be selected by judges, will go
to Charlotte for a broadcast
over WBT. In addition to the
amateurs a good motion pic
ture, "Mind Your Own Busi
ness," starring Charlie Buggies
and Alice Brady, will also be
shown.
A novelty feature of the show
will be the first appearance of
"Mekko, the Mechanical Man,"
said to be operated by remote
control. The mechanism which
will make the mechanical man
operate is said to have been un
der construction for 24 years.
The amateur contest is being
sponsored by the Elkin Mer
chants association.
KIWANIANS MEET
AT LOCAL SCHOOL
Program Consisting of Negro
Spirituals is Greatly En
joyed by Members
TO ENTERTAIN SENIORS
The Elkin Kiwanis club met last
Thursday evening in the hii?h
school building, the meal being
served by the school home eco
nomics class, under direction of
Miss Margaret Cragan.
The program was in charge of
Kiwanlan J. R. Richardson, who
at the close, informed the club
that he was "singing his swan
song," due to the fact that he was
leaving Elkin to accept a new po
sition at Martinsville, Va. Mr.
Richardson was manager of the
local office of the Central Elec
tric and Telephone Co. here, and
his loss to the club and commun
ity is deeply regretted.
The program consisted of a
n uyfn be r of negro spirituals
staged by the teacher of the El
kin colored school, and several
students, and was greatly enjoyed
uy all present.
W. C. Cox, M. Q. Snow, Dr.
Hugh Parks, and French Oraham
•were guests of the club.
At this evening's meeting, the
senior classes of the Elkin and
Jonesville high schools will be
guests of the Kiwanlans.
C. W. SNYDER SPEAKER
AT JR. 0. U. A. M. MEET
C. W. Snyder, district deputy,
was speaker at the meeting Fri
day night of the Jr. O. U. A. M.
Mr. Snyder discussed beneficiary
insurance for the benefit of those
who wish to change from the fun
eral benefit department to the
beneficiary department.
F. E. Bass, of Siloam, district
deputy, was present at the meet
ing.
The casslkuiare River in Vene
zuela flows to opposite directions
in different seasons.
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PUBLISHED WEEKLY
34 TORN OUT TO
VOTE MONDAY IN
TOWN ELECTION
J. R. Poindexter Again
Named Mayor
ONE TICKET IS SPLIT >
Board Meets and Names Of
; ficials to Serve During
Next Two Years
ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR
A mayor and board of commis
sioners to serve Elkin for the next
two years were elected here Mon
day. A total of 34 votes were
cast.
All officials who have served
for the past two years were re
turned to office, the ticket bear
ing no opposition to the candi
dates nominated at the town
mass meeting held in April.
Of the 34 votes cast, the four
Democratic candidates each re
ceived 34 votes, while the two Re
publican candidates, C. C. Myers
and C. C. Fulp polled 33 votes,
one voter having split his ticket.
Results of the election were as
follows: J. R. Poindexter, mayor;
R. C. Freeman, H. P. Graham, C.
C. Poindexter, C. C. Fulp and C.
C. Myers, town commissioners.
Meeting the night of the elec
tion, *the board made the follow
ing appointments: H. P. Graham,
mayor pro tem; Paul Gwyn, town
treasurer and clerk; W. M. Allen,
town attorney; Mason Lillard,
water commissioner; Dixie Gra
ham, chief of police and town tax
collector; J. L. Darnell, night po
liceman; W. W, Whitaker, fire
chief, and Sig Holcomb, electrical
inspector.
Other business transacted dur
ing the meeting was of a routine
nature.
G. W.SMITH DENIES
BEING IN AFFRAY
J.
States That He Was in No
Way Connected With
Events at State Road
THREE MEN ARE FINED
In a signed statement made last
Friday, G. W. Smith, of State
Road, who was alleged to have
taken part in an affray at that
place. Saturday night, April 24,
states that the account of the af
fray received at The Tribune of
fice and published in last week's
issue, was false, and that he was
in no way concerned in the al
leged affray.
According to Mr. Smith's state
ment, the real participants in an
affray at State Road on the night
of April 24 were Winfield and
Jesse Stanley, of Jonesville; Will
Kennedy, of State Road, and two
women, one known as Hazel Mc-
Glpmory. These were arrested
and the men fined $5.00 and the
cost each and given a 30-day
suspended sentence, while the
McGlamory woman was brought
to the Elkin jail.
An account of 1 the affair as re
ceived by The Tribune, and link
ing Mr. Smith's name to it, was
signed by Verlie Norman. * No
such person is known at State
Road, he stated, and believes the
name to be fictitious and used in
an attempt to injure his reputa
tion.
In time of its greatest glory,
Jerusalem had a population of
more than a million. x
Belgium, is the Qiost densely
populated country in Europe,'with
686 people to the square mile.
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