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Published Every Thursday by
ELK PRINTING COMPANY, Inc.
Elkln, N. C.
THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1937
Entered at the post office at Elkin, N. C., as
C. S. FOSTER. .President
H. F. LAFFOON Secretary-Treasurer
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, PER YEAR
In the State, $1.50 Out of the State, $2.00
To hear some people talk you'd think
poverty is something to brag about.
Edward's love affair would have been a
path of roses had it not been for the su
perfluity of detour signs.
Soon be picnic time, and all the ants
and not a few uncle bugs know in advance
just where they will be held.
The papers say that Edward and Wally
are planning a visit to America. Betcha
some movie scout will meet 'em at the pier
with an attractive contract.
Before our statesmen get through with
it they will have learned enough about
court-packing not to need any help in ar
ranging their grip for the journey home.
Supposing that some day the federal
treasury takes in a coupla billion dollars
more than it pays out, it would then be un
necessary for the Charlotte News to ob
serve: "No wonder men are asking each
other How long can it last?'"
Social item stresses the fact that it was
"a quiet wedding" leaving the impression
that it was in contrast with the Usual rauc
ous kind. But the story didn't go so far as
to say that you couldn't hear, a hem-stitch
Promise and Performance
We will now have the privilege of see
ing two theories, both bolstered by high
sounding pledges in advance, put to the test
and note how they work out.
A few weeks back Mecklenburg county
decided to have nothing to do with liquor
stores. In the campaign against them the
drys covenanted with the voters that if they
would join in defeating this proposed form
of control, there would be a campaign of law
enforcement that would put the skids under
the bootleggers. That was a pledge that
took in a lot of territory, but the voters ac
cepted it in good faith.
Last week Wake county voted the op
posite way, voted for liquor stores, and like
wise the wets promised to curtail the evils
of more abundant liquor while at the same
time lifting something from the tax load in
that county with liquor profits as the work
ing tool. That, too, is a pretty large order
and with conflicting angles.
The heft from the tax load will be meas
ured by the volume of liquor the stores sell,
and volume depends largely upon how ag
gressively the stores go after business, and
seeking to extend liquor drinking is a mighty
poor way to bring about temperance;
Of course it can be argued that liquor
consumption in Wake could be cut one-third,
still under the new arrangement turn over
to the county treasury money that is now es
caping and pouring into the pockets of boot
leggers. But that would mean that the
'leggers would have to be robbed entirely) of
their trade—which isn't likely.
Now then we have two outstanding
counties, each with an outstanding city,
both promised programs that involve differ
ent approaches to the vexing liquor problem,
and the State will be watching to see what
eventuates. Mecklenburg drys have their
chance to do some house-cleaning arid keep
their pledges; Wake county wets have the
machinery that is supposed to click in bring
ing about control. It remains to be seen
whether Mecklenburg drys go to sleep on
their jobs and whether Wake wets stress
liquor profits above liquor control. We shall
see what we shall see.
It is unfortunate for North Carolina
that Senator Bailey has elected to become an
habitual scold: real statesmen rise above
that, else they soon find themselves on the
scrap heap. Able and aggressive Senator
Bailey could be of distinct service to State
and Nation, without any sacrifice of prin
ciple, were it not that he allows his personal
peeves to be reflected in his every action.
His hatred of Harry Hopkins explains
his constant nagging in that direction, which
all but resulted in a fist fight with the works
progress director. His disapproval of fftatty
of President (Roosevelt's policies, and the
criticism that came because of this antago
nism has created a dislike equal tq his feel
ings toward Harry Hopkins. He has as
sumed the role of Huey Long whom he lam
basted with such fervor when it suited his
purpose to do so. Bui Long never yelped
at the heels of the administration any loud-
er or more persistently than Senator "Bailey
It is unfortunate, because his colleagues
in the Senate are becoming calloused to his
tirades, and thus the good in his reasoning,
and there is good, will be catalogued withv
the less worthy and placed in the pigeon
hole marked "prejudice."
This is not meant to say that Senator
BAiley should truckle to every whim of the
administration, not that. North Carolina
doesn't want him to be a rubber stamp for
anybody, but the voters who sent him to
Washington would like to see him submerge
his hatreds and get his feet on the ground.
He is eternally right in some of his conclu
sions, but he is as definitely wrong in others,
as measured by the process of reasoning
employed by those who went down the line
for him in the primaries last year when he
was extolling the virtues of the man he has
now turned against.
Senator Bailey has the ability and cour
age to represent North Carolina with dis
tinction, if only he would shed his newly
adopted prejudices and show a willingness
to give-and-take—which is one of the mark
ings of a statesman.
We Have Invited It
The Wagner-Van Nuys anti-lynching
bill has been approved' by the Senate jujdic
ial committee, and once more this issue will
furnish the opportunity for Southern mem
bers of Congress to throw a fit. Realizing
that a vote on the issue would mean their
defeat, it would not surprise if some of our
Southern statesmen do not employ that sil
liest of all legislative procedures—the fili
buster, and talk the proposal to death.
There are some provisions in the pro
posed legislature that might work a hard
ship on local government units, if and when
lynchings occur. But these can be avoided
by diligent law enforcement, and that is
something we ought to have, with or with
out a federal law.
Some Southern States, and North Caro
lina is among them, have laws sufficiently
severe to deal with lynchings. But they are
not enforced. We still have lynchings, in
spite of the law, and seldom is anything ever'
done about them. Men continue to take the
law in their own hands, but because they are
socially and politically prominent, nobody is
able to identify them, and the solicitor, af
ter a few high-sounding threats, lets the
matter die the usual death. That has hap
pened here in North Carolina, and is the
rule all over the South.
These mobsters would think twice be
fore undertaking their dastardly work if
there was certainty that they would have to
answer to the flederal government, for the
federal courts are not in the habit of cover
ing up with whitewash.
As much as the next one we deplore the
crime that usually is the basis for a lynch
ing party, but equally do we deplore a mob
meting out the punishment.
If we are to have this anti-lynching
law, it will come because of our own delin
quency. We have only ourselves to blame,
and our representatives in Congress, remem
bering that the law applies to all states
alike, could curb their inclination to knife it,
without much hurt to themselves and to
their State. . -
The Stage Is Set
Europe is determined to fight it out. Not
satisfied with the horror and human sacri
fice of the last great conflict, not to mention
the fact that the last war has not been paid
for, European nations already are aligned
for the scrap. The only reason they have
not been at each other's throat ere this is
because England is not yet ready.
The Spanish strife is only an incident,
Spanish soil provides a convenient setting,
and the conflicting interest there represents
the line-up. Germany and Italy, working in
concert, have been pourihg- soldiers and mu
nitions into Spain for the use of insurgents.
The loyalist government must be defeated,
if the ItaJo-German stake is to be saved.
And that is why British and Trench and
Russian aid is for the other side.
But the issue in Spain is not developing
fast enough. England is making good use
of the time—preparing. And so other is
sues must be devised and Germany and
Italy are attending tO| that little matter. In
cidents are being manufactured or magni
fied to justify further interference in Spain,
and one of these bright mornings the fuse
will be lighted—and another world war with
all its toll in human lives and all its toll'in
material values, will be on again.
For it will be a world. No discounting
that. Tfee tonniving and planning has all
been attended to. FJffcnce and England and
Russia Qft the one hand and Germany, Italy
and Jtsfen on the other. And somewhere
down the line, #iark our prediction, this na
tion 'will be drkwn into the vortex. Doubtless
the details fading up to our entry also have
bfeen attended to.
Witti Russia's unhampered aid the
'democratic nations could make quick work
of &fth a conflict. But Russia will be ham
pered, very muchly hampeaed. She will be
fighting Japan on one side and scrapping
her neighbors on the other. Germany and
Japan arranged that in that conference last
And all of this upsetting and the suf
fering and anguish it will bring, is the work
of two upstarts, two swashbuckling brag
garts, Benito and Adolph, who must make a
noise or step down. They choose to make a
noise. And may God have mercy on their
souls when they are through with the sorry
mess they have stirred up.
TRImIN( , _ _. N NORTH CAROLINA
11l 11' - »
(By C. M. Dickson)
No artist, no philosopher, nor
no poet can portray the real
meaning of the words "too
Of course, a person doesn't have
to be a gentleman.
The eagle flies "upward" to
look at the sun.
To be a "modern" scientist one
■' merely has to
"guess" at the
age of rocks
and identify his
It's an awful
pity that many
not able to
parents instead of being the
helpless victims of cruel fate!
The far-sighted man will see
his way out before he goes in too
Some "beaux" will bend and
some "belles" will rattle.
Subtract your vices from your
virtues and the remainder (if
there be one) is what you are
Our greatest men have come
from the (commonly called) low
er walks of life.
As a rule, a soldier is known by
When a person becomes too
good for earth he is soon winged
and takes his flight to a higher
Every child is debtor to its
Civilization does not advance
by leaps and bounds.
Obscurity is often the father of
Labor and capital should be the
best of friends.
No person has a right to take
more from society than he puts
It's easy to say "yes."
The person who can stand
either wealth, education, or au
thority, is at least one third of
a man; if he can stand all three,
he is a super-man.
Too much formality is hypo
crisy in disguise.
The person who looks before he
jumps will usually land safely.
There's a marked distinction
between a person who is really
sick and one who is simply
The hereafter holds out no
promise to a lazy man.
America—the land and the
home of sports and spendthrifts!
Dr. C. L. Sherill
Dies Suddenly At
Statesville, June 24.—Dr. Coite
L. Sherrill, 49, of the staff of the
H. F. Long hospital, died sudden
ly tonight at 9:30 o'clock at his
home on North Center street.
As house physician at the hos
pital he put in a busy day, work
ing until late tonight, and was
apparently in excellent health
and spirits. He was at his resi
dence, having just completed a
long distance call when he col
lapsed as he took a seat in a
chair, his death following imme
diately. A heart attack was given
as the cause of his death.
Or. Sherrill was engaged in the
general practice of medicine here
before entering the World War.
On his return from ftance he be
came associated wtfti the H. F,
Long hospital and has been witti
the hospital continuously since
that time. Dr. Sherrill has W£n
prominent to ttofe work of the
American Legion. At the last
meeting he was elected national
commander off the Wildcat Divis
Dr. Shentfll i§ survived by his
widow, wla» was before tor mar
riage Mif-S "Mary McLaln, of Stat- 1
esville, Ktfd three childrtSti, Henry,
William 'and Marianrm Sherrill,
his father, Walter Sherrill, of
Catawtea, and a sister, Mrs. R. R.
Clime, of Asheville.
Thoughtful Friend: "My good
.man, why don't you take the
( Street-car home 7"
Illuminated One: "8h no ushe.
My wife wouldn't let me keep it
in the henshe."
Independence Day, ePYCodern by A, B, CHAPIN
1 - '0 ... I. «>.«. V
* J I
(By John Joseph Gaines, M. D.)
Nothing should be appreciated
more than perfect circulation of
the blood in the body; and very
many times we physicians, meet
with variations from normal,
which may be called "imbalance,"
or ingorgements here and there,
which may vary from congestions
to actual dilations of the vessels—
People with big abdomens are
suffers in varying degree, from
blood imbalance. There are a
great many veins that traverse
the abdominal wall and visceral
content situated there. Anything
that may cause "rush of blood" to
these blood-vessels, produces im
mediate and very evident effect
on structures elsewhere. A big
meal is an example—overeating;
intense determination of blood to
the stomach and bowel, depleting
the brain for the time being,
causing dizziness, cloudy vision,
staggering gait, stupor, with
heavy feeling through out the al
ready overfleshed abdomen. The
symptoms may amount to a tem
orary helplessness, a not very en
joyable feeling in elderly persons.
I believe without accurate
figures, that one-fourth of the
blood volume may flow in a great
tidal-wave to a ponderous abdo
men, from overexertion, overeat
ing, etc.; and, that this condition
reacts heavily upon the heart and
brain; of course the veins of such
an abdomen become much dilated
from the constant sagging, mak
ing possible, if I may use the
term, "abdomen apoplexy."
Methods of correction are slow,
discouraging, and are seldom per
sisted in to get the relief possible.
Carefully practiced exercises are
productive of results. Of course
free daily evacuation of the bowel
MUST be maintained. Here it is
that starches in the diet must be
cut down to a minimum. Indeed,
the diet must be just what is
needed and no more. In chronic
cases patients who are short of
breath and puff with slight mus
ular exertion, may wear a well
fitted bandage to suppon the sag
ging, indolent abdomen.
FURNITURE WORKER IS
INJURED HERE FRIDAY
Colin Couch, 2d, of Elkin. Route
1, is in Hugh Chatham hospital
here as the reaalt of injuries sus
tained Friday when he accident
ally fell while at work at a local
furniture manufacturing plant,
where he is employed.
Carried to the hospital
diately after his fall, his most
serious injury was found to be a
fractured pelvis. His hurts are ex
pected to keep him in the hospit
al for several weeks.
SPARTA WOMAN BREAKS
BACK IN FALL TUESDAY
Mrs. w. E. Maxwell, 41, of Spar
ta, is in Hugh Chatham Memor
ial hospital here in a serious con
dition, suffering from a broken
back sustained in a fall from a
cherry tree Tuesday afternoon.
Alrit It So?
Mother: "Where do bad little
Betty; "Most everywhere."
WILLYS AGENCY ,
IS FORMED HERE
Charlie Morrison and Eck
Reece Head Down-Town
Auto Sales Co.
"SURPRISE CAR" OF YEAR
An automobile agency known
as the Down-Town Auto Sales Co.,
has been formed here to handle
the new Willys automobile, with
showroom and office in the Down-
Town Service Station building.
The new company is headed by
Charlie Morrison and Eck Reece,
both well-known business men.
The new Willys is said to be the
surprise car of the year. It is one
of the smallest standard width
cars on the market, and gas mile
age of 30 miles per gallon and
more is claimed for it. Although
small from an outward appear
ance, clever engineering has pro
vided a surprisingly large amount
of room on the inside.
Among the many features are
all steel body and top, extra large
brakes, safety glass all-around,
low center of gravity, fender
lights, and highly responsive op
eration and control.
The new Willys is now on dis
play at the Down-Town Auto
Sales Co., and everyone is cor
dially invited to inspect and drive
this outstanding automobile.
Old Lady (as husband fails to
help her up the steps of railroad
coach): "Henry, you ain't as gal
lant as when I was a gal."
Husband: "No, Lettie, and you
ain't as buoyant as when I was
For Sale—Boston Terrier Puppies
males and females. "Introduce
Me" and "Champion Lyon's
Gold Top" blood toes. American
Kennel Club registration. Esca
Royall, Elk Spur street, Elkin,
N. C. 7-1-p
For Sale at a bargain—one 1930
model A Ford Coupe. In excel
lent condition and will sell at
a bargain price. Elkin Motors,
Inc., Elkin, N. C. ltc
Strayed from homo—one male pig.
Black with white spot on shoul
der. Anyone knowing where
abouts, please notify Robert
Wilmoth, R. F. D., No. 1, Box
71, Elkin, N. C. - ltp
FREE! If excess add causes you
Stomach Ulcers, Gas Pains, In
digestion, Heartburn, Belching,
Bloating, Nausea, get free sam
ple doctor's prescription, Udga,
at Turner Drug Co. 6-3p
Wanted: All grades poplar, oak,
pine, maple logs, seven feet
long, delivered to our Elkin
plant. Can us them as small as
six inches to diameter; also
oak and poplar lumber. Oak
Furniture Co.'s Elkin plant, old
Biltrite site, Elkin, N. C. tfc
For Sale: One 1933 Chevrolet Tu
dor Sedan. Good condition. A
bargain at $235. See Robert
Transou at Pure Oil Service
Station, Main Street, Elkin.
Thnrwiftv. TuK 1 1937
Squibbs Mineral Oil, quart size
89c. Antacid Powder, large size
* 50c. Nyseptol, pint 490. Gallon
Mineral Oil $2.25. Turner Drug
Co., Elkin, N. C. tfn
The very thing for grocery deliv
ery—l93l Ford Panel. In first
class condition and priced at
a very low figure. Come in and
see it. Elkin Motors, inc., Elkin,
N. C. ItC
1933 Chevrolet long wheelbase
truck for sale at a sensational
bargain. Four new tires and in
good mechanical condition.
First come, first served. Elkin
Motors, Inc., Elkin, N. C. ltc
See the New Myers Traction
Sprayer. It is a one-man, one
horse, two-row Sprayer. It
sprays from 10 to 15 acres daily.
Casstevens Hardware Co., El
kin, N. C. tfc
1931 Chevrolet 4-door sedan in
good condition throughout. An
excellent family car that may
be bought at small expense.
Ask for a demonstration. Elkin
Motors, Inc., Elkin, N. C. ltc
Do you 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
For sale—l93o Ford A model
roadster with rumble seat. Just
the thing for summer fun. In
excellent condition and priced
to sell quick. Elkin Motors, Inc.,
Elkin, N. C. ltc
Wanted to repair radios. Our
expert thoroughly knows his;
business. Prices right. Harris;
Electric Co., Elkin, N. C. tlo-
For Sale—No 4 Guyser Threshing
Machine; one Williams Cem\
Mill and Hammer Mill. M. W.
Sparks, Cycle, N. C. T-Ip»
For Sale: 9 acre truck farm-, 4'
room house, barn, garage,,
chicken house, woodshed and'
other outbuildings. Good spring
and orchard. 3 acres in pasture.
1-2 mile from Elkin city limits.
Price SISOO. $750 cash, baltace#
on easy terms. For anything ini
real estate or building see me.
D. C. MARTIN ,
Realtor and Contractor
Piano—Have standard nuke pi
ano stored, will sell at sacrifice-
Cash or payments may be ar
ranged responsible party. Pull',
information, write, B. Coltrane,
Winston-Salem, IT. C, Box
335. . 7-lc
HOMES FOR SALE
1-10-room house, outbuildings
and 8 acres of land, SIBOO.
1-5-room home, large lot, $950.
1-6-room home, $2750.
1-6-room home, $1650.
1-6-room house, SIOOO.
All good buys and terms.
We have Moved our office tem
porarily to rear of old Farmers
& Merchants Bank Building.
REICH & HUNT
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