We reckon it's all right to tell it, anyway we'll take a
Not so many weeks ago, down in the jail at Yadkinville,
there was a big fellow who had been locked up for drunken
ness, and who, when he had reached the crying, slobbering
stage, began to feel terrible sorry for himself. He felt so
sorry, and allowed his self pity to so prey on his mind, that
he decided that everyone else should also be sorry for him.
However, jailers are accustomed to drunks, and no
grain of pity was forthcoming, which fact proved very irk
some to the drunk. Thinking upon*
the matter, he decided he would
just up and commit suicide (or
make them think he was going
to), and then they would be sor
No sooner said than done. Sure
that the eye of his cellmate, a big,
devil-may-care type of fellow, was
upon him, and making sure also
that the jailer was close by, he
began his preparations to leave'
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All property owners and tax payers in all townships are
required to return to the list taker for taxation for the
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which each one shall be required to give in then.
All male persons between the ages of 21 and 50 years are
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this cruel cold world. First .he
took off his belt and necktie,
which he joined together to make
a crude but serviceable noose.
One end he fastened to an iron
bar in the ceiling of his cell. Then,
turning a bucket bottom side up,
he climbed upon it and fastened
the noose about his neck.
The drunk had no idea in the
'world of really hanging himself.
right as far as the jailer was con
cerned. For uo sooner did he see
what was going on, than he
started on a run for the cell.
But before he could get there
the drunk's cellmate, who was
thoroughly tired of his compan
ion and his threats to end it all,
kicked the bucket from under
And boy! was that a lesson. He
was darn near choked to death by
the time the jailer unlocked the
cell and cut him down.
* • •
I noticed in a recent issue of
The Tribune that you are adver
tising a so-called "mechanical
man" as a feature attraction of
the amateur show that's to be put
on in Elkin within the next cou
ple of weeks. I was especially In
terested in the statement that it
will be seven feet tall and will be
operated by remote control.
It may interest you to know
that up until the present time
only a very few mechanical men
—or robots, as I believe they are
called—have been created, and
these were made by skilled elec
trical engineers and scientists.
These robots, while working in a
,crude way, have-been far from
It is with this thought in mind
that I question "Mekko, the Me
chanical Man," as you have been
pleased to call him. Mechanical
men cost thousands of dollars and
many months of work must go in
to the creation of one. Therefore,
I say you are planning to hoax
the public in your amateur show.
J. H. C.
• • •
Nice of you to call us up, Mr.
J. H. C., and although you ap
pear to know your robots, you
don't know our Mekko. We have
been in the advertising business
for quite a number of years, and
one of the first things we learned
When we say "Mekko, the Me
chanical Man" will appear on the
stage of the Lyric theatre on the
night of Friday, May 14, we mean
just that. When we say he is sev
en feet tall, we are speaking gen
erally, because he may be over
seven feet or an inch or two under
—it all depends, actual measure
ment having not as yet been
made. And when we say he will
be operated by remote control,
we are speaking only the truth.
If you dont believe it, be present
that night and see for yourself.
Because up to the present no
robot has been made to perform
100 per cent successfully is no
reason to believe that "Mekko"
won't. We don't claim that he
will, bus if he should we wouldn't
be at all surprised. So take it or
leave it. What you think about
the matter doesn't make very
mucft difference one way or the
There was a reasonably large
number present at Sunday school
The "Happy Day" quartet sang
at Bethel church in the quartet
singing Sunday evening.
Erastus Darnell and James
Transu returned to this commun
ity Sunday morning. -They have
been visiting in St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. Eads, who recently moved
into this community, is ill in the
Elkin hospital. It is reported
that he is better, we are glad to
The "Happy Day" quartet sang
at the prayer service at our
church Sunday night. The "Sun
shine" quartet also sang at the
David Day and Branam Day
each sang a solo at church Snn
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lyons,
formerly of this community, an
nounce the birth of a daughter,
April 26th. Mr. and Mrs. Lyon
now reside in DanVille, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Paris and
son, were the week-end guests
here, of Mrs. Paris' daughter,
Mrs. Paul Darnell; also Mrs.
Paris' sister, Mrs. Zora Couch.
Misses Dessirie Carter, Lola
Yarboro and Gladys Transou are
visiting Miss Carter's sister, Mrs.
Dora Walls, of Jonesville, this
The "Happy Day" quartet will
sing at White Plains church next
The "Sunshine" quartet plans
to sing at Boonvllle next Sunday
Rev. Richard Day is expected
to preach at our church the 4th
Sunday night in this month.
The modern girl might be ab
sent-minded, but not enough to
ever forget her lipstick.
In The Superior Court
Curtis Crissman, and J. M. Criss
man, Executors of the Estate
of Dabney Crissman, deceased.
J. A. Crissman and wife, Ennis
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
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 ih 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.
Tfris 20th day of April, -1937.
> P. T. LLEWELLYN,
Clerk of Superior Court of
£-13p Surry County.
J. H. Greenwood, Plaintiff
Maie Ervin Greenwood, Defendant
In The Superior Court
The defendant above named
will take notice that an action
entitled as above has been com
menced In the Superior Court for
an absolute divorce from the
bonds of Matrimony between the
plaintiff and the defendant. The
said defendant will further take
notice that she is required to ap-
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on or before the llth day of May,
1937, otherwise the plaintiff will
apply to the Court for the relief
demanded in said complaint.
This 9th day of April, 1937.
P. T. LLEWELLYN.
5-6 Clerk of the Superior Court.
NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND
Whereas, on the 19th day of
April, 1935, W. J. Lawrence and
Katie Lawrence executed and de
livered unto W. O. McGibony,
Trustee for The Federal Land
Bank of Columbia, a certain deed
of trust which is recorded in the
office of the register of Deeds for
Surry County, North Carolina, in
Book 132 at Page 29; and
WHEREAS, default has been
made in the payment of the in
debtedness thereby secured as
therein provided, and the trustee
has been requested by the own
er and holder thereof to exercise
the power of sale therein con
NOW, THEREFORE, under and
by virtue of the authority con
ferred by-the said deed of trust
the undersigned Trustee will on
the 17th day of May, 1937, at the
court house door of Surry County,
North Carolina, at twelve o'clock
noon offer for sale to the highest
bidder for cash, the following real
All that certain piece, parcel or
tract of land known as the for
mer D. 'J. Melton farm and con
taining One Hundred Twenty and
one-half (120.50) acres, more or
less, situate, lying and being in
Bryan Township, County of Sur
ry and State of North Carolina,
having such shape, metes, courses
and distances as will more fully
appear by reference to a plat
thereof made by C. F. Fields, Sur
veyor, on the 9th day of June,
1923, a copy of which is now on
file with The Federal Land Bank
of Columbia, and being bounded
on the North by the lands of E.
W. Hanes; on the East by the
lands of J. M. Bates and J. F.
Fields; on the South by the lands
of W. T. Snow; and on the West
by the lands of M. A. Dockery
and W. T. Snow.
This the 16th day of April,
W. O. McGIBONY.
ROBT. A. FREEMAN,
Agent and Attorney for
REAL ESTATE SALE
Under the authority contained
in an order of sale made by the
Clerk of the Superior Court, on
the 12th day of April, 1937, in the
special proceeding entitled: "Ru
by Norman, Administratrix of S.
L. Norman vs. Ellis Norman and
others, Heirs at Law," the under
signed Commissioner will offer
for sale to the highest bidder for
cash, at the Court House Door in
Surry County on the 17th day of
May, 1937, at 12 o'clock M., the
following described land:
FIRST TRACT: Beginning on a
Spanish oak, John Phillip's South
East corner and rims North with
Phillip's line 8.70 chains to a
stone; thence East with same line
and Bowles\ line to the Burch
Fenfr Road; thence South as the
road runs to a stone on the West
side of the road in W. E. Key's
line: thence West to the begin
ning, containing 6 acres, more or
SECOND TRACT: Adjoining
the foregoing tract and beginning
on a stake in Lindy Jones' line
and runs West 14.40 chains to a
stone; thence South 4.16 2-3
chains to a stone; thence East
14.40 chains to a stOne and black
gum; thence North with said
Jones' line 4.16 2-3 chains to the
beginning, containing 6 acres,
more or less.
THIRD TRACT: Adjoinirig the
foregoing tract, Winston Bowles
and others and beginning on a
stake in W. E. Key's line and runs
North with Lindy Jones' line 8.70
chains to a hickory; thence West
with Winston Bowles' line to the
fork of the Rockford and Burch
Perry Road; thence South with
the Burch Perry Road 8.70 chains
to a rock in W. E. Key's line;
thence East with W. E. Key's
line to the beginning, containing
25 acres, more or less.
The three lots described above
will be first offered separately,
then all three will be offered as
a whole, and the best price offer
ed in either case will be accepted
for approval of the court. Ten
percent of the price bid will be
required as a deposit for the com
pliance with the bid.
This the 12th day of April,
ROBT. A. FREEMAN.
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I Elkin, N. C.
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