a/Dr.J. rosslyn earp
Director, New Mexico Bureau of Public Health
SPRAY THOSE FLIES
We used to say, swat that fijr.
This is all very well when screens
are close fitting and not too many
children are running in and out
through the door. But In many
busy homes sniping with a fly
swatter fly by fly, one at a time
is too slow a process for adequate
defense against the July hordes
of our enemy. We need machine
When the flies have assembled
in mass formation, close the doors
close the windows and fill the air
with a fine spray from your spray
gun. There will be two or three
minutes of frantic but futile buz
zing and after that you may
sweep up the corpses into a dust
pan and cremate them.
When the invading platoons
come by twos or threes, aim the
spray directly at them. Two or
three rounds of spray fired at a
range of one to three feet will in
flict mortal injury if the spray Is
A strong enough spray can be
made economically by soaking one
pound of pyrethrum (insect pow
der) in one gallon of kerosene
(coal oil). The insect powder
should cost 45 cents wholesale or
75 cents retail per pound. The
coal oil should cost about 15
cents per gallon.
Some of the powder will not
dissolve. But if you shake up the
mixture occasionally the poison
will all have gone into solution in
the kerosene after a few days.
This poison is called pyrethon. It
is harmless to men and to all
warm blooded animals but will
kill worms, insects, frogs and all
cold blooded animals. Pyrethon is
West Main EUdn
THURSDAY, JULY 8—
With Preston Foster—Howard Phillips
Also Pathe News Featuring the Wedding of the Duke
of Windsor and Mrs. Wailis Warfield
Matinee and Night—
With Harry Carey
Also Autry Serial—Andy Clyde Comedy—Popeye Cartoon
MONDAY AND TUESDAY—
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JAMK WRKWOO °
With Jean Hersholt—Lupe Velez
Cartoon Adm. 10c to All
decomposed by water. Pyrethum
powdei; must be kept dry until
dissolved in the kerosene.
SUMMER FIRST AID
The daf's outing for Mamma
and the kiddies. . . . Over on the
creek four miles west. Shade and
grass; trees and flowers; and—
emergencies, for Mamma. She
should be prepared, wisely.
For there's Bob; he will drive
and he's on the sunny side of the
Ford; gets sunburn on the left
ear, till it looks like a wheat cake
right off the griddle.
Then Junior, always an explorer
picks up a locust thorn in his
most prominent muscle—4t pene
trates half an inch.
And Clarice, fond of butter
flies, gets stung on the upper lip
by a new species that she finds
buzzing over the horsemint bloom.
Little Mary insists on carrying
the lunch basket many times too
heavy for her —trips over a bump
—takes off a section of epidermis
from one fat knee.
Tom, the profound, none too
energetic and peppy—picks up at
least a pint of chiggers—and they
ALL depend on Mamma for first
aid. All run to Mamma when in
On that day's outing take along
a kit containing (1) scissors; (2) a
roll of clean adhesive plaster; (3)
a bottle of iodine; (4) clean mus
lin or gause for bandages; (5) a
splinter forcep; (6) a jar of car
olated vaseline; (7) a can of anti
septic dusting powder. Don't rely
on liquid vegetable antiseptics—
most of them are powerless for
killing germs. If a cut finger, let
it bleed awhile; then pour iodine
into the cut and around it. Dry
quickly and apply adhesive plas-
THE ELKIN THIBUNE. ELKIN. NORTH CAROLINA
ter to close wound. Treat "skin
ned" abrasions much the same,
except use carbolated vaseline on
gauze next to the wound.
For the thorn in Junior's flesh
—pull it out with splinter forceps;
soak the puncture with iodine;
cover with adhesive. Treat the
chiggers and sunburn at home.
Soap and cold cream applied
| ARLINGTON |
The Women's Study Club of the
Arlington Baptist Church met
Friday night at the home of Mrs.
Coy Finney, with Mrs. S. S.
Swaim and Mrs. John Wall in
charge of the program. Rev. L.
G. Burgess was guest of the meet
ing and gave an interesting dis
cussion on the eleventh chapter
of Matthew. Readings were given
by Misses Elizabeth Pardue and
Miss Frances Dunman spent
the past week at High Point vis
iting friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Reece and
son, Turman, spent the week-end
in Galax, Va., visiting relatives.
Mrs. Solomon Wagoner spent
the week-end in Draper, N. C.,
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Dew
ey Barker, who is ill.
Mrs. Carl Rose and sister. Miss
Nora Ruth Ashley, spent Friday
in Winston-Salem shopping.
Little Miss Rebecca Pardiue
spent the past week in Winston-
Salem visiting Mr. and Mrs. Mil
ton Byrd. She was accompanied
home by her cousin, Francis Byrd.
Miss Helen Slattery and her
grandmother, Mrs. Phillips, have
been visiting in Oteen.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Pardue and
family spent Saturday in Wins
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Roberson of
Winston-Salem are spending this
week with her father, Mr. Thomas
Rose, of Jonesville, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Shutt of
Winston-Salem were the guests of
Mr. and Mrs.. J. M. Rose Satur
Mrs. Lily Dunkle of Greensboro,
was the guest of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. S. S. Swaim this week
Rev. Bill Holman was a guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rose
Master Bobby Dunkle returned
from Greensboro Saturday, where
he has been visiting his mother,
Mrs. Lily Dunkle.
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Rose of
Arlington, spent Sunday in
Statesville with Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Ed Mcßride has returned
home from Statesville where she
has been visiting for two weeks.
Rev. L. G. Burgess and Rev.
Bradly Mathis were the guests of
Mrs. Will Emerson Sunday.
We are glad to note that Mr.
U. H. Cocker ham, who has been
very ill, is much better.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Walters of
Mt. Airy visited Mr. and Mrs. E.
W. Walters last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Goodson
of Schoolfield, Va., visited relativ
es here last week-end.
Miss Lillian Swift and Mr. F. B.
Cockerham spent a short while in
Miss Celia Guyer of Elkln, is
spending this week with her sis
ter, Mrs. Bonson Cockerham.
Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Landrieth
and son. Mack, spent last Mon
day in Sparta.
Mr. M. E. Swift and children
and Irene Swift of Charlotte,
spent the week-end here visiting
Miss Minnie Williams visited
Miss Chalma Simmons of Thur
mond for a short while Sunday.
Mrs. Andrews of state Road,
spent part of last week with her
sister, Mrs. M. K. Landrieth.
Mr. and Mrs. Garvin Walters
and family spent Sunday in Mt.
Airy visiting relatives.
Miss Maude Swift of Moores
ville, visited relatives here Sun
Miss Ola Williams of Enfield.
N. C. spent the week-end with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Johnson
had as their Sunday guests Mrs.
Ollle Johnson and Mrs. Mae At
kinson of Ararat.
Mrs. J. F. Haymore and fam
ily visited relatives here last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Bonson Cocker
ham and family visited relatives
in Mt. Airy Sunday.
J. C. PENNEY STORE
In a large advertisement in this
issue of The Tribune, the local J.
C. Penney Co., store is announcing
numerous clearance values that
are now on sale at very attractive
In many departments of the
store, some items have been
placed on sale at almost give
Tou are invited to turn to the
Penney ad. for complete details.
Miss Powell Is Hostess to Pearl
Johnson Circle '
Miss Mattie Mae Powell was
hostess to the Pearl Johnson cir
cle of the Woman's Missionary
society of the First Baptist church
at her home on West Main street
Tuesday evening, with eight mem
bers present. The devotionals
were in charge of Mrs. Leslie
Mrs. Charles Young directed an
interesting program. She was as
sisted by Mrs. George Adams, Mrs.
L. M. Stewart and Mrs. Sheffie
A delicious refreshment course
was served during a pleasant so
Miss Martha Pearl Shore and J
B. Martin are Married
In a ceremony characterized by
beauty and simplicity, Miss Mar
tha Pearl Shore of Boonville and
John Bennett Martin were mar
ried Saturday evening at the
home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. Wade Shore, in Boon
ville. The ceremony was perform
ed on the beautiful lawn at the
home. Rev. J. P. Davis officiated,
using the ring ceremony of the
Miss Carmen Frye, of Boonville,
pianist, and Mrs. Robert E. Lee,
of Raleigh, soloist, rendered the
Bridesmaids were Miss Grace
Hayes, Boonville, Miss Elizabeth
Dowdle, Franklin, Miss Julia Da
vis and Miss Emily Myers, Wins
ton-Salem. Miss Elizabeth Shore,
sister of the bride, was maid of
honor. Groomsmen were James
Shore and James Am burn, Boon
ville, Marvin Martin, Winston-Sa
lem and Carl S. Kirk, Rome,
Georgia. Woodrow Martin, broth
er of the bridegroom, served as
The bride, who wore a lovely
gown of White Chantllly lace
over satin, made redingote style,
and a train length veil of bridal
illusion and carried an arm bou
quet of gardenias, bride's roses
and gypsophila, was given in
marriage by her father.
Mrs. Martin is the eldest daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Shore. She
was graduated from the Woman's
College of the University of North
Carolina, Greensboro and for the
past several years has been a
member of the Courtney school
faculty. The bridegroom is a son
lof Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Martin of
East Bend and was educated at
the University of North Carolina.
He is division manager for the
South Central states for the Har
old Clapps company, Rochester,
For travel the bride wore a Alix
adaptation of navy sheer alpaca
with navy accessories and a cor
sage of gardenias.
Dr. Paul W. Johnson of Wins
ton-Salem, was a guest In the
home of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Wel
born on Thursday of last week.
Mrs. G. W. Welborn entertain
ed a group of small boys and
girls at an enjoyable lawn party
on Thursday of last week, m cele
bration of the sixth birthday an
niversary of her little son, G. W.,
Jr. Games and contests were en
joyed. at the conclusion of which
delicious refreshments were ser
ved the sixteen guests who were
present. Prizes for winners in
the contests went to Joe Hin
shaw, Buddy Burcham and Clara
The "Happy Day" quartet sang
at Roaring Gap Baptist church
Sunday night .
The "Sunshine" quartet sang at
Longtown Sunday night.
Mrs. Zo:a Couch of this com
munity i& ill at this writing.
Friends of Mr. Colin Couch,
who is in the hospital as a result
of falling off a building, will be
glad to hear that he is improv
The "Sunshine" quartet isang
at a birthday dinner at the home
of Mr. Hurdler of the Pleasant
Home community last Sunday.
FIRE HERE DOES SMALL
DAMAGE MONDAY NIGHT
The Riverside Cafe, on South
Bridge street, was slightly dam
aged by fire Monday night about
10 p. m., as was a barber shop
adjoining. Booster equipment of
the Elkin fire department made
short work of the blaze.
The fire, thought to have orig
inated in the barber shop, had
burned through a partition into
the cafe when discovered by a
Another small fire extingushed
by the local fire department took
place the latter part, of last week,
damaging an automobile belong
ing to Hub Madison, of this city.
A spark from a cigarette was
thought to have ignited the up
holstery of the front seat, caus
ing the blaze.
The safest train of thought is to
stop and wait at all grade cross
ings until the train passes.
UP 17 PER CENT
14,270 Recorded In Nation
For First Five Months
MAY FATALITIES 3,000
The nation's traffic deaths
numbered 14,270 in the first five
months of 1937, the national safe
ty council reports.
The total was 17 per cent great
er than that compiled during the
same period of last year.
May fatalities were computed
at 3,000 compared with 2,730 in
April and 2,800 in May, 1936.
The council reckoned, however,
that highway travel as indicated
by gasoline consumption, increas
ed 13 per cent in May over the
corresponding month of last year
while motor vehicle deaths show
ed a rise of seven per cent.
"These figures are evidence,"
said Statistician R. L. Forney,
"that in spite of the larger num
ber of deaths, motor travel, mile
for mile, was safer during May,
1937, than during May, 1936."
The council calculated the
death rate during the five month
period at 14.4 per 1000,000,000 ve
hicle miles in 1936 and 14.9 in
The report noted a "wide
spread" improvement in safety in
New York's fatality total drop
ped from 61 in May, 1936, to 58
last May; Philadelphia's decreas
ed from 26 to 16; Chicago's
slumped from 79 to 57. Pittsburgh
Baltimore, San Francisco, and
Buffalo were among the large
centers which registered reduc
tions in May.
Chicago retained the "dead
liest city" title with 321 deaths
Time's Getting Short!
Just 23 More Days
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McDaniel's Dept. Store
ELKIN, N. C.
up to June 1. New York had 311
and Los Angeles 230.
Quincy, Mass., was the largest
city to reach the June 1 line with
out a traffic fatality. Hoboken.
N. J., also had no fatalities.
New York led the most popu
lous centers in comparative safe
ty records during the five month
span with a death rate of 10.4 per
100.000 residents. Milwauke was
second with 14.4.
In the group of cities of 250,000
to 500,000 population, Rochester,
N. Y„ was in the van with a 9.4
mark and Jersey City, N. J., sec
ond with 13.5
In the third class, cities between
100,000 and 250,000 population,
the rate of Wichita, Kans., two
per 100,000 residents, was less
than a third of that of New Bed
ford, Mass., the runnerup.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Lewis of
Benham. were the week-end
guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Dar
nell and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Kelley Brown and
firfall daughter, Mary Ruth, of
Winston-Salem, are spending this
week visiting relatives in this
A very serious accident occur
red in this community Saturday
afternoon when the scaffold from
which Mr. C. C. Cockerham and
daughter, Ruth, were working,
fell, causing them to fall. Mr.
Cockerham sustained a broken
back. It is th9Ught that the little
girl was not seriously injured.
Th'ey are both in the Hugh Chat
ham Memorial Hospital at Elkin
; and we hope for them a speedy
Rev. B. H. Barker filled his ap
i pointment at Cool Springs church
Mr. and Mrs. Tyra Morrison
and daughter, Kathleen and Mr.
i and Mrs. Oeorge Carter and lit-
Thursday, July 8, 1937
tle son, Ted were the Sunday
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dallas
Carter and family of Kiktn
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Darnell and
family attended the birthday din
ner at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Hudler/of Lomax Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Sapp and
family of Winston-Salem, spent
the week-end with Mr. and Mrs.
T. M. Jolly and family.
TAKING A LOAD OFF DAD'S
The head of the house was
reading a newspaper article very
carefully. Presently he remarked
to his wife: "Do you know, dear,
I think there is something in what
this article says—that the clever
ness of the father often proves
a stumbling block to the son."
His wife heaved a sigh of 1 re
lief. "Well thank goodness," she
said, "our Bobby won't have any
thing to fall over."
The village fire-engine was ca
reening toward a small hamlet.
Suddenly a hefty housewife left
a group of her cronies and, dash
ing into the middle of the road,
waved her arms frantically in
front of the oncoming engine. The
driver pulled up with a jerk.
"Where's the fire?" he shout
"Well, that takes the cake," re
torted the woman. "That's what
we all want to know."
O. K. Here
Target Instructor: "Where the
dickens are your shots going?"
Seaman: "I don't know, but
they're leaving this end all right."
J. M. FRANKLIN s
Phone 318 Elkin, N. C.