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THE ELKIN TRIBUNE
Published Every Thursday by
ELK PRINTING COMPANY, Inc.
THURSDAY, MAY 6, 1937
Entered at the post office at Klfcln. N. C., as
C. S. FOSTER.— JPwridmt
H. F. LAFFOON • Secretary-Treasurer
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, PER TEAR
In the State, $1.50 Out of the State, S2.M
It's a sight easier to go to sleep in a
church pew than in the more comfortable
seat at the theatre.
Robert Quillen observes: "You needn't
ask the man's opinion. Just notice where
and how his bread is buttered."
Sacred are the things you learned at
Mother's knee: Impressive they were if you
happened to be across ditto.
The owl proves its wisdom by just sit
ting and listening—without asking any
Sally Rand and these strip tease artists
have nothing in common—when it comes to
Babies and old people insist on getting
up early in the morning because they have
nothing to do.
We haven't the least idea what war has
cost the world, but whatever it is—it wasn't
Using a spade in the garden may cause
the back to ache, but it's a sight better than
taking a dig at the neighbors.
You are still young if you can remem
ber when they didn't refer to it as a—car
Now wouldn't it be tragic if the Black
Widow should manage to crowd the Holly
wood gals off front page.
A Nebraska preacher complains: "When
in trouble, modern youth is more apt to take
an aspirin than to resort to prayer."
Counting all the time she spends with
her romances and family rows it doesn't
seem that Sister Aimee would have time left
for the Lord.
But at that, if the boy was sending
home a lot of money instead of asking for
ditto, there would be the worry that maybe
he was in on some sort of racket.
"A lie detector was tried out on a poli
tician the other day. What were they try
ing to do—blow out a fuse?"— Cincinnati
But please remember that it was George
Washington who thought the common peo
ple should be ruled by their betters and that
the President should be called "His High
According to The Statesville Daily, an
Iredell official, holding an important job in
that county is resigning because he does not
feel capable of performing the duties of his
office as efficiently as the citizens have a
right to expect. That kind of frankness,
that brand of honesty is something new un
der the sun. You find it among the office
holding gentry only once in a blue moon. It
is so unusual that Believe-It-Or-Not Ripley
should make recognition of it.
This man's general ability is unques
tioned. He is capable of holding even bet
ter jobs than the one he is leaving. But the
detail duties of his present place, which is
connected with the tax department, are
such that he feels he is not capable of
measuring up to them satisfactorily to him
self and the public, so he asks to be relieved.
And we are betting that if he ever offers
himself for elective officevn that county the
people will remember this and give him their
hearty support. For his action does not dis
credit him, and is far from a confession of
This furnishes abundant occasion for
sermonizing: Qualification and special fit
ness for the job to be filled should be the
sole yardstick used in the selection. When
industry fails to use this as a measuring
piece it begins to dig a hole for itself. Yet
in politics the lack of this consideration in
filling appointive jobs is the rule and not the
The Statesville paper is wondering, when
the board of commissioners proceeds to re
place this man with another, whether spe
cial qualification for this difficult job will
govern the selection or whether political
prestige and influence will tip the scales,
with the result that if he measures up it
will simply be a matter af luck. If the law
of average means anything, the answer will
be found in the hack of the book.
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As Appointments Are Measured
This paragraph lifted from> an editor
ial in The Salisbury Post, covers a lot of
ground, and preaches its own sermon as it
goes along: -
"So far as the political aspect of appoint
ments to office go. North Carolina never has t I
been and is not likely soon to be an excep
tion to the general rule that a prime requisite
for appointment to any office is a genius for
discreet back-slapping and a physique supple
enough to permit of frequent bendings
stoopings and licking of boots. Here, as else
where, the political bread of ability and merit
seldom gets the butter of office unless there
is some left after the bread of expediency has
been amply coated.,"
The Post editor is not in any way re
ferring to the program of office-filling in
which Governor Hoey is now engaged, but
his observations are timely, nevertheless.
Timely, because a lot of us will be wanting
to take Governor Hoey's appointments apart
to see what makes them tick; wilf be want
ing to follow his line of reasoning in making
his selections; will be wondering whether
the jobs he is dishing out are to be a form,
of political currency with which to pay po
litical debts or to secure future political
prestige, and it will be refreshing if we find
occasionally that the filling of these offices
are based on merit or special qualification
for the place.
So far the Governor's appointments
have reflected an adherence to the theory
"to the victor belongs the spoils," for if he
has handed .anything to the primary sup
porters of Ralph McDonald or Sandy Gra
ham we haven't noticed it. Certainly none
of the jobs in the higher brackets are sup
posed, to go to others than those who went
down the line for the Governor, but he is
passing up a mighty good opportunity to do
a little healing of wounds to say nothing of
shutting off the cry of machine rule, by rec
ognizing the opposition. ' •
All Is Well!
With all the predicting that Capus Way
nick would turn thumbs down on Governor
Hoey's offer of a comfortable berth in the
budget department, we couldn't bring our
self to believe it. Editors are not in the
habit of turning down $6,600 a year jobs.
And besides, there wasn't anything to get
miffed about in swapping places with Frank
Dunlap, because one job is about as import
ant as the other, with the difference that if
one is a-mind, he has better opportunity to
piddle with politics in the highway sector.
Mr. Waynick probably knew that the
opposition that had developed against him
as the head of the highway department was
not based so much on antagonism to him
personally but was grounded in the belief
that his department needed a shaking up to
scrape some of the political barnacles from
it. Naturally the best way to begin the
shaking process was to grab it by the neck
—and Capus was the neck.
There may have been something to the
talk that the contractors were out for Way
nick's scalp because he had been too tight
with them. That listens very well but the
fact remains that more than two hundred
thousand voters had expressed themselves
at the primary. Mr. Hoey would have been
politically unwise had he flown in the face of
this expression, and no one knows that bet
ter than Mr. Waynick.
But now all is well, Mr. Waynick will
probably fill his new post acceptably to all
concerned; he still will get a sizable paycheck
and with the shiny new automobile the high
way employees gave him he ought to be able
to start the new tenure in a reasonably
happy frame of mind.
A Good Tax Source
According to figures compiled by the
American Petroleum Industries committee,
labor in automobile factories gets approxi
mately sloo'for each car turned out, but
during the car's lifetime on the highways
tax collectors extract an average of S4OO
from each motor vehicle.
Placing the average wholesale value of
automobiles at about SSOO, and counting la
bor cost at 20 per cent, the committee ar
rives at the figure of SIOO per vehicle going
to labor in the factories.
And then the federal tax collector steps
in to begin the process of milking tax money
from the flivver: A three per cent excise
tax for the federal government is collected
when the car leaves the assembly line; then
comes the state collector who swoops down
to collect from $lO to S3O more in registra
tion fees which average sl2 per car in the
nation. Add this fee to the excise tax and
you have $27 in taxes collected, or more
than one-quarter of the wages paid to labor
to build the automobile, before the vehicle
gets moving on the highways.
Counting the age of the average auto
mobile at eight years, besides paying an an
nual sl2 registration fee during that period,
the vehicle will pay an average of $38.35 in
federal and state taxes annually, counting
the average consumption of gasoline at 700
gallons per car, and the average fuel tax at
And so when the automobile leaves the
factory it faces the expectancy of contribut
ing above three hundred dollars in taxes tp
federal and state governments, which is
three times the amount paid out'in wages td
build it. f,
A news item has it that a Montreal
tenant charged with kicking his landlord
downstairs, told the magistrate he supposed
he had a right tb do that as it was the only
thing not prohibited in the terms of the
THE ELKTN TRIBUNE. ELK IN. NORTH CAROLINA
Blue Ridge Insurance Agency
Landed for Excellent Business
Daring Month of April
In a letter received today, R. P.
Jones and E. C. Collins of the
Blue Ridge Insurance Agency,
of Mount Airy, Surry represen
tative of the Security Life and
Trust company, were notified
that the month of April, designa
ted as "President's Month" by the
company's agency organization in
honor of President Egbert L. Da-
Vis, witnessed a record-breaking
production of business.
The company's new business
for April, both in number of ap
plications and volume, exceeded
by nearly 50 per cent the best
previous month in its history. The
Mount Airy agency was one of
the company's Reading agencies
during the month and home of
fice officials extended hearty
congratulations to Jones and Col
lins and members of their organ
ization for such a splendid
The Security Life and Trust
company is making an outstand
ing record in insurance circles.
Figures just released by the state
insurance department show that
the company during the year 1936
gained more insurance in force
than any other company doing
business in the state.
Seventy-eight life insurance
companies operated in North
'Carolina during the past year.
The home companies produced
during the year 1936 more than
one-third of the total business
written in the state, bringing the
total insurance in force in North
Carolina to something over $950,-
000,000 of ordinary life insurance.
Security Life and Trust com
pany ranked third in the state,
for both state and out-of-state
companies, in the total amount
of ordinary life insurance written
during 1936, and topped all com
tymfes writing life in the state in
net gain of insurance in force.
Its net gain during the year
was $4,539,454, as compared to
$4,043,364 for the second ranking
company in net gain which was
also a North Carolina corporation.
Third ranking company was out
of state; it showed a net gain of
$8,478,322 in insurance in force
with North Carolina policyhold
A & Z STORE TO HOLD
SALE STARTING FRIDAY
The A & Z Store, local depart
ment store which recently opened
here, is this week beginning a
"Big May Sale," the first event
of this nature they've staged
The sale, which gets under way
Friday morning, will feature many
worthwhile values in spring and
summer ready-to-wear for men,
women and children, in addition
to piece goods, notions, shoes, etc.
An ad.' in this issue of The
Tribune gives full information,
prices, etc., concerning the event.
Breathes there a soul so dead
who has never been mixed up, in
a controversial subject?
1931 Ford Roadster that's a real
buy at our "drive a bargain"
price. See it today. Elkin Mo
tors, Inc., Elkin, N. C. ltc
Squibbs Mineral Oil, quart rise
89c. Antacid Powder, large size
50c. Nyseptol, pint 49c. Gallon
Mineral Oil $2.25. Turner Drug
Co., Elkin, N. C. tfn
1933 Chevrolet Truck for sale at
a bargain. In excellent condi
tion. Priced right. Elkin Mo
tors, Inc., Elkin, N. C. ltc
FREE! If excess acid causes you
Stomach Ulcers, Oas Pains, In
digestion, Heartburn, Belching,
Bloating, Nausea, get free sam
ple doctor's prescription, Udga,
at Turner Drug Co. ' 6-3p
Here's a Bargain! 1937 Chevrolet
pick-up, practically .new. Will
, sell at a real bargain. Elkin
Motors, Inc., Elkin, N. C. ltc
Do yon want plenty of eggs from
strong, fast growing young
' chicks? If so feed Panamin. We
have it. Abernethy's, A Good
Drug Store, Elkin, N. C. tfn
We buy scrap iron and metals.
Double Eagle Service Co.. Elk
in, N. C. tfc
WANTED: Inch Oak Lumber,
Green or dry. Write us for spec
ifications. Cherokee Flooring
Corp., Burlington, N. C. 3tc
For Sale at a Bargain —l93s Ford
Tudor in excellent condition. A
real buy in a good used car. El
kin Motors, Inc., Elkin, N. C. ltc
Poland-China stock hog for ser
vice at Wayne Bryant's, In
Arlington' $2.00 cash or second
choice pig. 2t-p
Practically new 1935 Ford Coupe
that'will give you years of sat
isfactory service. Priced right.
See it today. Elkin Motors,
Inc., Elkin, N. C. . ltc
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CNCLAND i SUWTW BEKT THE UOVAL 6A*- ty a
Farm for Sale: In Wilkes coun
ty, near Sheppard's Cross
Roads, containing 65 acres.
Good five room house and out
buildings, good orchard, and
splendid outlet. Well timbered
and watered and in good neigh
borhood. Farm known as the
Sarah Sheppard place. If inter
ested in a real bargain, see Bel
via Wilmoth, Jonesville, N.
Lost—female hound answering to
name of "Vick." White and
black spotted, dark ears. Has
suckling pups. Reward for re
turn or information. W. H.
Bray, Jonesville, N. C. lt-p
I have some good buys in both
small farms and city property.
I also have same nice building
lots in Arlington, "the thriving
town; but no city taxes." $5.00
down and $5.00 per month
gives you your choice lot in
Arlington—why not now.
D. C. MARTIN
Realtor and Contractor
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
Suburban home sites from 1 to 10
acres on principal road out of
12 homes for sate on easy tenia,
5 store buildings in the best
25 nice building Ms at buying
6 room house for rent.
Money to loan on good property.
REICH 3c HUNT
Beautifully Filmed In
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LYRIC THEATRE, FRIDAY, MAY 14,9:30T0 11 A.M.
Elkin Plumbing & Heating Co.
CALL AT OUR SHOWROOM FOR FREE TICKETS
VALUABLE FREE ATTENDANCE PRIZES
Wanted to repair radios. Our
expert thoroughly knows his
business. Prices right. Harris
Electric Co., Elkin, N. C. tfc
Castevens Hardware Company
will save you money on Men's
and Boys' shoes and Oliver
farm equipment. Castevens
Hardware Co. tfn
NOTICfc OF SALE UNDER
John D. Lewis, Assignee, Elkin
J. N. Steele.
In The Superior Court
By virtue of an execution di
rected to the undersigned from
the Superior Court of Surry boun
ty in the above-entitled action, I
will, on Monday, 31st day of May,
1937, at 12 o'clock noon, at the
courthouse door of said county,
sell to the highest bidder for cash
to satisfy said execution, all the
right, title and interest which
the said J. N. Steele, the defend
ant, has in the following describ
ed real estate, to-wit:
TRACT 1: Beginning on a
white oak, old corner runs S. 50
deg. E. 7.50 chains to a stump;
thence North 70 deg. E. 9.25
chains to a red oak, thence North
74 deg. E. 13.50 chains to Mitch
el's River, thence S. 18 deg. E.
10.50 chains to a stone on bank
of river, thence S. 78 deg. W. 6.36
chains to a sassafras, thence
West 23.65 chains to a point in
Thursday, May 6, 1937 V,
old line, thence North 10.00 chains
to the beginning. Containing 23.57
The judgment is in the sum of J
■ $397.50, with interest in the sum M
of $120.00 and costs of court.
This 21st day of April, 1937.
H. S. BOYD, Sheriff of Surry j
County, N. C.
By W. J. Snow, Deputy
5-20 Sheriff. J
I REAL ESTATE f
We have for sale, some veryfl
fine farms in different sections®
and of different sizes. H
Two especially fine tobacco H
farms in Yadkin County of 61 B
acres each. Good buildings, I
good location and priced rea- IB
Some larger and some smaller IS
in the same county and others Ifl
in different counties.
We have some small tracts just I
outside city limits running in
size from 3 acres to 40 acres.
Some good houses and lots in
town both EBdn and Jonesville. ■
It will be to your interest to
see us If you want to buy now i
or in the future.
Greenwood Bldg. Phone 195