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IN WASHING JON
UNITED STATES SENATOR
*** * * *
There is widespread agreement
among members of Congress that
the situation in Washington to
day, whether It be called uncer
tainty or by some other name, is
primarily due to the fact that we
have reached another period of
national readjustment when the
future depends, in large measure,
on the course that will be taken.
How far shall the Federal Gov
ernment go in changing present
institutions? What shall be done
in the direction of Federal con
trol of hours and wages, now so
vitally affected by activities that
are clearly interstate commerce
These questions press for an
swers and there are many ideas
as to how they are to be found.
In other words, what is to be the
concepts of Government in the
Those who look for guidance in
the events of the past are, of
course, studying the trends of the
bygone days. For example, the
Congressional Record of 100
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EAST MAIN STREET ELKIN, N. C.
many of whom we regard as out
standing statesmen, were Just as
fearful for the future in 1837, as
some of our people are about what
lies ahead beyond 1937. But the
developments of the last hun
dred years have amply proven
that the fears expressed In 1837
were unfounded. Ttiere Is every
reason for hope that the fears of
today are equally unfounded.
True, problems of today are
perhaps greater than ever before.
No community nor state Is self
sufficient. The price which the
Virginia and North Carolina far
mer will get for his products is
affected by industrial employ
ment in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
The ability of the manufacturers
of automobiles and refrigerators
in Indiana and Michigan to sell
their products is affected by con
ditions in Georgia and Tennessee.
Emergencies in California, lowa
and Florida may curtail the sup
ply of food in New York. In other
words, whether we wish to admit
it or not, we have come to the
point where the Federal Govern
ment must help to find the solu
tion to problems the states can
not solve alone. How? Finding
the answer is what causes legis
lative uncertainty and slow move
ment of legislative machinery.
Too much importance depends on
taking the right course.
Nevertheless, there is growing
realization that something must
be done about regulating the for
ces that have widened the gap
between wealth and numbers.
There is also realization that
some of ths programs and poli
cies already tried must be re
shaped in the light of the exper
The subject of highways, one of
THE ELKIN TRIBUNE, ELKIN, NORTH CAROLINA
sibility over a long period of
years. At the outset, roads were
built by townships and commun
ities. Later, financial aid was
given to counties by states—New
Jersey being the first in 1891. By
1903, eleven states were giving aid
to counties and ten years later,
forty-two states were aiding
But even then highways were
being built around centers of pop
ulation and not so much to con
nect those centers at any consid
erable distance from each other.
The need for Interstate roads was
beginning to be felt. Because of
this need there arose a strong
public demand that \ the United
States Government should con
tribute financially toward road
building, as it had done a hun
dred years before.
This demand took definite form
in 1916, in the passage of the
first Federal-aid bill, and later
came the Federal-aid act of 1921
which gave us the basis for our
present interstate system of roads.
And the situation as applied to
roads has now developed in many
other fields. There is a loud
clamor for Federal assistance in
these other fields —assistance in
handling problems states cannot
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Couch
and son, Robert, Rev. Isom Vestal,
the pastor of our church, Mr. and
Mrs. David Day, Miss Irene Day,
David Day, Jr., Mr. Luther Day,
Mr. and Mrs. Brannon Day, Miss
Berniee Welborn, Mrs. Marjorie
Miles and Mr. Clyde Couch, visit
ed Boone, N. C. and Mr. D. E.
Broome, former principal of Pleas
ant Hill school Sunday. They vis
ited- many interesting points of
the town and mountains.
Sunday night the visitors at
tended the services at the First
Baptist Church, which is newly
built, at Boone. Rev. Vestal made
an interesting talk at the begin
ning of the service. Then Mr.
Broome introduced the "Happy
Day" quartet. It was in charge
of the program for the rest of
the evening. The service was an
Among the sick of our com
munity are: Mrs. Luther Day,
Mrs. Dallas Gilliam, Mrs. Ted
Church and Mr. Colin Couch.
We are sorry of the death of
Mrs. Pete Groce of near Jones
ville. Mrs. Groce was a sister of
Mrs. Dallas Gilliam and twin sis
ter to the late Mrs. Rastus Dar
nell, both of this community.
Mr. J. T. Cockerham and fam
ily visited Mr. Cockerham's sis
ter, Mrs. Ellen Hardy, near
Grandfather Mountain Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Reavis
and daughter, Pauline, and Mrs.
Delia Couch visited in Mt. Airy
and Winston-Salem Sunday.
LOCAL COMPANY WANTS
TO BUY BLACKBERRIES
The Elkin Bottling Co., of this
city, is in the market for 1,000
tons of full ripe blackberries,
starting Wednesday, July 7th. Ac
cording to an advertisement in
this issue of The Tribune, pickers
may carry the berries to * their
nearest country store and trade
them or else bring them to the
plant here and get cash. One dol
lar and 20 cents per bushel will
A retailer, on receiving the first
delivery of a large order, was an
noyed to find the goods not up to
sample. "Cancel my order imme
diately," he wired to the manu
They replied: "Regret can not
cancel Immediately. You must take
Public Buildings Branch, Wash
ington, D. C., June 16, 1937.
Sealed proposals in duplicate will
be publicly opened in this office at
1 P. M.. July 20. 1937, for con
struction of the U. S. P. O. at El
kin, N. C. Upon application, one
set of drawings and specifications
will be supplied free to each Gen
eral Contractor interested in sub
mitting a proposal. The above
drawings and specifications MUST
be returned to this office. Con
tractors requiring additional sets
may obtain them by purchase
from this office at a cost of $5
per set, which will not be return
ed. Checks offered as payment for
drawings and specifications must
be made payable to the order of
the Treasurer, U. S. Drawings
and specifications will not be
furnished to Contractors who have
consistently failed to submit pro
posals. One set upon request, and
when considered in the' interests
of the Government, will be fur
nished, in the discretion of the
Assistant Director, to builders' ex
changes, chambers of commerce
or other organizations who will
guarantee to make them available
for any sub-cdntractor or mater
ial firm interested, and to quan
tity surveyors, but this privilege
will be withdrawn if the sets are
not returned after they have ac
complished their purpose. W. E.
Reynolds, Assistant Director of
Procurement, Public Buildings
Author of "How to Win Friends
and Influence People "
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER
She Turned Him Down Because He Had "No
Prospects"—His Name Was—John D.
John D. Rockefeller had done
two astonishing things:
First, he had amassed probably
the greatest fortune in all his
tory. He started out in life hoe
ing potatoes under the boiling sun
for four cents an hour. In those
days, there were not a half dozen
men in all the United States who
were worth even one million dol
lars; but John D. managed to
amass a fortune estimated at any
where from one to two billion
And yet the first girl he fell in
love with refused to marry him.
Why? Because her mother said
she was not going to let a daugh
ter of hers "throw herself away"
on a man who had such pooor
prospects as John D. Rockefeller.
Hie second astonishing thing
that Mr. Rockefeller did was this,
he gave away more money than
anyone else had done in all his
He had given away $750,000,000
—and that means that he had
given away seventy-five cents for
every minute that had passed
night and day since the birth of
Christ—or to put it another way,
John D. had given away six hun
dred dollars for every day that has
dawned since Moses led the Chil
dren of Israel across the Red Sea,
three thousand five hundred years
He had been one of the most
bitterly hated men in America.
He had received thousands of let
ters from people threatening to
kill him. He had to be protected
day and night by armed body
guards. He had endured the ter
rific nervous and physical strain
of building up and managing all
his far-flung enterprises.
The strain of business killed
Harriman, the railroad builder at
Wool worth founded his vast
chain of five-and-ten-cent stores
and was done with life at sixty
"Buck" Duke made a hundred
million dollars out of tobacco and
died at sixty-eight. *
But John D. Rockefeller had
made a far greater fortune than
Woolworth, Duke and Harriman
all put together, and lived to nine
ty-seven. And remember, only
thirty white men in a million ever
reach the age of ninety-seven—
and there is probably not one man
in a hundred million who ever
reaches ninety-seven without
needing artificial teeth. But John
D. at ninety-seven hadn't a false
tooth in his head.
What was the secret of his long
life? He probably inherited a ten
dency to live long. And this ten
dency had been strengthened' by
a calm, placid disposition. He
never got excited and he never
When he was head of the Stan
dard Oil Company, he had a couch
in his office at 26 Broadway; and
come what might he had a half
hour's nap everyday at noon.
When John D. Rockefeller was
fifty-five, he had a physical
breakdown. That was one of the
happiest accidents that ever hap
pened in the whole history of
medicine; for because of his own
illness, John D. Was stimulated to
give millions to medical research.
As a result of his ill health, the
Rockefeller Foundation is spend
ing almost a million dollars a
month to promote health
throughout the world.
I was in China during the ter
rible cholera epidemic of 1932, and.
In the midst of all that poverty
and ignorance and disease. -I was
able to walk into the Rockefeller
Medical College at Peking, and get
a vaccination for cholera. Never
until then had I realized how
much Rockefeller was doing for
suffering humanity in Asia and
the remote corners of the earth.
The Rockefeller Foundation has
tried to stamp out hookworm all
over the world; it is waging a win
ning battle against malaria; and
its physicians discovered a vaccine
for the dreaded yellow fever.
John D. earned his first dollar
by helping his mother raise tur
He saved all the nickels his
mother paid him for tending tur
keys and stored the money in a
cracked teacup which he kept on
the mantel-piece. He worked on
a farm for thirty-seven cents a
day and saved all his wages until
he accumulated fifty dollars. Then
he lent those fifty dollars to his
employer at seven per cent inter
est and discovered that his fifty
dollars could make as much for
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him in a year as he could earn
by ten days of gruelling work.
"That settled it," he said. "I de
termined then and there to let
money be my slave instead of be
ing the slave of money."
John D. didn't spoil his son with
too much money. For example, he
gave a penny for each fence post
he could find on the estate that
needed to be repaired. He found
thirteen in one day, and was paid
thirteen cents. Then John D. paid
his son fifteen cents an hour for
repairing fences, and his mother
gave him five cents ian hour for
practising on the violin.
John D. never went to college
He finished high school and at
tended a commercial school for a
few months. He was through with
academic study forever when he
was sixteen; yet he had given
fifty million dollars to the Uni
versity of Chicago.
He was always intensely inter
ested in the church. As a young
man he taught Sunday school
classes, never danced, never play
ed cards, never went to the the
atre and didn't smoke and didn't
He said grace before each meal
and he had the Bible read to him
daily—and in addition, he also
had read him selections from
a book of poems and prayers con
taining uplift messages for every
Mr. Rockefeller's only great
ambition was to round out a cen
tury of life; and he said if he
were alive on his hundredth birth
day—July 8, 1939—he mould lead
a band on his estate at Pocantico
Hills. And the tune they were go
ing to play would be: When You
and I Were Young, Maggie.
Willie's sister came to the
schoolroom door and handed the
following note in to the teacher:
"Teacher, please excuse Willie
—he caught a skunk."
NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND
Under and by virtue of the
power contained in a certain Deed
of Trust executed by J. W. Chap
pell and wife Ada Chappell of
Surry County, State of North
Carolina to Tristram T. Hyde, Jr.
and David B. Harris, Trustees
dated on the 15th day of De
cember, 1927 and default having
been made in the payment of the
same and upon application of the
holder of the notes which is se
cured by said Deed of Trust we
the undersigned Trustees will on
the 19th day of July, 1937 at 12
o'clock noon at the Courthouse in
Dobson, Surry County, State of
North Carolina, offer for sale to
the last and highest bidder for
cash the following described
property in Surry County and
more particularly bounded and
described as follows to-wit:
All that certain tract parcel or
lot of land lying and being In the
Town of Elkln, Surry County,
North Carolina, on the north side
of Elk Spur Street (commonly
known as Trap Hill Road) ad
joining the lands of E. L. Byrd
and the lands of the Messick Es
tate and bounded as follows:
Beginning at a point 139.26
south east of the intersection of
said Elk Spur street, and unnam
ed street and at the corner of the
lot owned by the Messick Estate
(formerly the I. O. Slsk lot) and
runs thence with Elk Spur street
North 66 degrees west 139.26 feet
to the intersection of said Elk
Spur and the unnamed streets,
thence with the east line of un
named street aforesaid North 21
degrees east 189.30 feet to E. L.
Byrd's corner,, thence with E. L.
Byrd's line south 66 degrees
East 139.26 feet to Byrd's
and . Messick Heirs corner,
thence with the line of the
Messick heirs south 21 degrees
west 189.30 feet to the edge of
Elk Spur street and the begin
ning corner. The land described
being the identical lot or parcel
of land conveyed to C. E. and J.
W. Chappell by O. L. Hampton
and wife by deed registered in
bodk 91, page 124 record of deeds
for Surry County, North Caro
lina and also described in deed
from C. E. Chappell and wife to
J. W. Chappell and wife, Ada
Chappell by deed registered in
deed book 106, page 626 record of
deeds for Surry County.
This 15th day of June, 1937.
TRISTRAM T. HYDE, JR.,
DAVID B. HARRIS,
Parks a. Hampton Trustees.
[ St. PAUL I
There was a large number pres
ent for Sunday school last Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Nicholson
and little son, of Pea Ridge, spent
a short time here Sunday the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dwlght
Mrs. Reuben Allred and chil
dren of Richmond, Va., are spend
ing sometime with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Myers.
Mrs. W. E. Macey is spending
several weeks at Independence,
Va., visiting her brother.
Earl Allred of Winston-Salem,
spent Sunday with his brother,
Dewey Allred and Mrs. Allred.
Mrs. Sina Walker and children
spent Sunday near Denneysville,
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Percy Cham
bers, and attended church services
at that place.
Mrs. Lucy Denny, who recently
underwent a tonsil operation at
Harmony clinic, is recovering
nicely, we are glad to note.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Brown and
children spent Sunday neaf Har
mony, visiting Mrs. Brown's sister,
Mrs. Caldwell Henderson.
Orover Hardy of Hamptonville
spent Sunday with his father, Joe
Mr. and Mrs. Clay Macey and
Mr. and Mrs. Omar Walker and
I WANTED I
I 1,000 TONS FULL RIPE I
I STARTING WEDNESDAY, JULY 7TH I
And Every Day, All Day, Until All
CARRY THEM TO YOUR NEAREST
COUNTRY STORE AND TRADE
THEM OR BRING THEM TO TOWN I
AND GET CASH.
I $1.20 PER BUSHEL OF 60 LBS I
I Elkin Bottling Co, I
Elkin, N. C.
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Copyright, 1937, by Sinclair R§fining Company (Inc.)
Agent Sinclair Refining Company (inc.)
H. P. Graham, Elkin, N. C.
Thursday July l y 1887
W. C. Nicholson spent the week
end near Hamptonville, visiting
his brother, Thurman Nicholson.
NAJMED FOR DEVOTION
By PAUL MAT
' (Tribune Washington Borate)
Washington, D. C., June 29.
Appointment of an acting post
master for Devotion was an
nounced today at the Postoffice
He Is Paul J. Brown.
The appointment will be ap
proved by the department as of
June 21, 1937. The new acting
postmaster will serve until a per
manent postmaster has been ap
pointed by the postmaster gener
al, following an examination of
candidates by the Civil Service
Patronize Tribune advertisers:
They offer real values.
! Designs Potted Plants
Mrs. Grady Cockerham
Phone 22 Elkin, N. C.