THE ELKIN TRIBUNE
Published Every Thursday by
ELK PRINTING COMPANY, Inc.
Elkin, N. C.
THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1937
Entered at the poet office at HSkin, N. C., aa
CS. S. FOSTER. - JCliaHmt
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SUBSCRIPTION KATES, PEE TEAK
In tbe State, 91.M Oat ef the State, |2.H
Anyhow you've gotta admit that the
modern bathing beauty shows more back
bone than her gramma did.
No matter how homely they may be,
most every woman is certain that if given
a chance in the movies she would be a wow.
While we are commending the early
bird, why not give some praise to the early
worm for being industrious too?
A midwestern mayor declares that the
federal government is "a great big cow that
everybody wants to milk, but nobody wants
According to Ken Murray "the automo
bile is an evil lure. Once a young man gets
a little petting in a second-hand coupe, he
starts saving for a 12-cylir»der limousine."
They say the 1938 autos will hang the
axles two inches lower. We reckon too
many pedestrians are escaping under the
After the past few hot days it is easy
to stir up sympathy for those Russians at
the North Pole where the ice is melting
from under them.
"Judging by the brown backs brought
back by bathing beauties from the better
beaches, one concludes that they have either
not read in the papers that sun tan causes
cancer, else they Just plain don't give a
A Splendid Relationship
The Chatham Manufacturing Com
pany's mid-year gift of a week's salary to
the concern's employes is a friendly gesture
that is deeply appreciated by the benefic
iaries and lauded by outsiders who see in
this friendly consideration of the workers
by the executives a brand of industrial loy
alty that is gratifying and encouraging.
That it happens to be a mutual loyalty
adds to the significance. For certain it is
that the note from Thurmond Chatham that
accompanied those checks would not have
been written and the checks would not have
been sent if there had not been abundant
evidence of loyalty on the part of the em
And that is exactly what we have been
trying to argue in these columns: That a
sympathetic understanding invariably will
breed mutual co-operation, and in turn mu
tual co-operation invariably will remove
nine-tenths of the problems that confront
industry and labor.
It cannot be argued that this action by
the Chatham Manufacturing Company is in
spired by the present industrial unrest, na
tionally. For similar checks at Christmas
time were issued before the nation became
a crazy quilt of labor conflicts. No! Those
who know Thurmond Chatham know that he
is sincerely taking this way of voicing the
appreciation of his company for the splendid
loyalty of those who have had important
part in the progress and success of this in
dustry that has grown to national import
Whatever form it may take, when la
bor is looked upon as in partnership with
industry; when the principle that the work
er should share in the profits that he helps
to produce when it is consistently possi
ble; and when labor concedes that it has a
burden of responsibility beyond the pay en
velope, then there is no room for conflict—
such as other industries are experiencing at
We feel that wfc are expressing the sen
timent of those who are in no way connect
ed directly with this enterprise, when we ex
press our appreciation and commendation
for this new evidence of a splendid relation
ship in an industrial family that is so ob
viously linked with .the destiny of this city:
that has had so much to do with our pro
gress in the past.
Lo, The Poor Evader
"Everybody's doing it, so why should a
few wealthy guys be singled out and held up
to public scorn, simply because they con
trived to save a few million dollars in tax
money, yet stay within the law in doing it."
That is the red herring the big boys are
dragging across the course of the committee
commissioned to look into the matter, and
the refrain is taken up by yes-yes newspa
pers all down the line. 1
there is a lot of sense to the argu-'
ment when taken literally and removed from
the more significant setting. The inclina
tion to duck taxes is not confined to the rich.
As the New York Daily News says: "It's an
inherited tendency of almost all of us—in
herited from the time when the king sweat
ed all the taxes he could out of the peasants.
The peasants hated it because they knew
that the king would use the money to adorn
more mistresses, or build more palaces or
fight more wars."
Hardly a handful of us that do not chis
el the law when it comes to listing and pay-.
ing taxes. We do not incorporate yachts or
organize dummy insurance companies, but in
a lesser way we do a little avoiding on our
Granting that there is political punish
ment back of this singling out of individuals
and bringing them before the bar of public
opinion—that doesn't, justify the alterna
tive of white-washing the methods they use,
and agree that because they were within the
law that has a lot of loopholes, that these
should not be plugged up.
And if we know what this tax evasion is'
all about, it is to bring public and legisla
tive thought to a common meeting ground
that will make certain the plugging of those
loopholes. And if a few toes get tramped
on in the process, the howling doesn't nec
essarily indicate that there would be justifi
cation in abandoning the correction.
What really is needed is for the Amer
ican taxpayer to grasp the fact that taxes in
this country are supposed to be levied for
the general welfare, and therefore ought to
be paid as cheerfully as possible. •
War Is Stupid
Here are a few perfectly good reasons,
advanced by Dr. Clarence Poe, why both
nations and individuals should do their bit
to circumvent war—the nation by a read
justment of their diplomatic and economic
relationships, and the individual by a con
stant and determined demand that war be
avoided if that is humanly possibles
"Under present conditions, war is a game
in which there are no winners. All are losers.
Consider the world war, waged at a blood cost
of eight million lives and perhaps twenty mil
lion more victims maimed for life and a money
cost of 400 billion dollars—enough to give a
$4,000 home to each and every family in the
United States and Canada, Australia, England,
Ireland, Scotland, France, Belgium, Germany
and Russia. Yet no single nation was helped
by the World War. Victorious England and
Prance were impoverished almost equally with
vanquished Germany and Austria, and the
whole world plunged into a catastrophe of fi
nancial depression and calamity. War today
is stupid. It is more costly in life and money
than ever before, while the spoils of war are
less valuable than ever before. Consider Spain.
Among its ruins by the time the present
struggle ends, there will not be enough left for
either side to gloat over."
And yet this useless madness continues.
Europe is backing and filling, bluffing and
conniving, not yet ready for war, yet fear
ful that delay will work to the advantage of
somebody; national leaders declare a hope
for peace with their tongue in their cheek;
braggart dictators are rattling their sabers
to drown the noise of complaints about lack
of butter for bread; appealing to patriotism
as a smokescreen behind which govern
mental oppression may hide and continue to
suck revenues to keep the war horse shod
Under such conditions war is inevitable.
It is bound to come. That it can be confined
to lands over the sea is extremely doubtful.
With the last war not half paid for, where,
pray tell us, will the money that would pro
vide $4,000 homes for the families of ten
nations, be coming from? It will be wrung
from the twisted backs of we poor devils
who haven't the stamina to say an emphatic
Politics and Relief
Senator Bailey says he will introduce a
bill in Congress that is designed to "take
politics out of relief." He would have the
administration of relief funds taken out of
the hands of Works Progress Director Har
ry L. Hopkins and placed with a "non-par
The Cleveland Star looks at it this way;
"The chief hitch in the matter is: How is
it to be done? Suppose Harry Hopkins is
supplanted by a board of three, the chances
are the change would merely increase the po
litical g in connection with relief
spending at its source, three-fold. So long as
there is government-directed relief—whether
it be municipal, state or federal—and so long
as the human race is what it is, 'polities' will
play a hand in the appointment of directors,
sub-directors, down to the bottom of the lad
der, and the appointment of non-partisan
boards will never change human nature."
Senator Bailey's proposal listens well,
and in the present state of mind of the
American public, will bring commendation
from high and low. All of us would like to
lift politics out of relief,i but most of us are
convinced that the better way would be to
take relief out of politics. But that can't be
did. Mr. Bailey's "non-partisan board"
wouldn't" be able to do it so long as the poli
ticians recognize it for the political value
that it is.
There is even politics in Senator Bail
ey's proposal. His hatred of Harry Hopkins
has become an obsession. He ia just as
anxious to take Harry across his knee and
spank him as he is to clarify the relief issue,
probably more so, seeing that this would
serve the dual purpose of taking a jab at the
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THE ELKIN TRIBUNE. ELB3N. NORTH CAROLINA
(By C. M. Dickson) .
America! —the land of the free
and the home of crime.
The big bootlegger should not
be bothered, He always has both
the quality and the quantity for
all the officials—who participate
—as well as for all other "legiti
mate" purposes. '
If the preacher wants to hold
his job he should not bear down
■ too heavily on
who sit in the
front pew and
hold the purse
steals a water
melon is a thief
and is sent to the roads, but the
officials who robs the bank or
embezzles the government is
merely a "shrewd business man."
To purposely evade the truth is
not much better than to straight
To all intents and purposes, to
want to steal is just as bad as to
do it. ~
"Veneer" on furniture Is like
"rouge" on the face of a girl—
it will soon wear off.
As a rule, instead of one's sac
rificing by doing his duty, he
sacrifices by not doing it.
Standards are necessary meth
ods of measurements, but they
should neither be unreasonable,
nor should they be arbitrarily set
When one can't sun it
is awfully easy to be behind time.
Patience is sometimes imposed
Nathan is still saying to many
of us, "Thou are the man."
Why should a person call black
A hog is a hog wherever you
To be effective, a sermon
should be seasoned with the
The appellation, doctor, used to
mean a man who peddled pills;
now it may mean a man who
"capsules" even the alphabet.
If the moon had a tongue and
would talk, what "precious" se
crets would be revealed.
Brain elixirs are needed worse
than hair restorers.
Figuratively speaking, there are
"oases," as well as deserts, in
Some patients need a tonic
while others need immediate re
Sampson probabfy needed an
"unlawful weapon" to subdue his
"Ultra-tragic" to place a moral
reprobate at the head of a re
sponsible official position.
The African explorer had seen
many gnus during the day. In the
evening his native cook served
him a delicious steak.
"This is one of the finest steaks
I've ever eaten," he explained to
his guide. "Is it gnu?"
"No," said the guide. *'But it's
just as good as gnu."
For Sale: Good piano—cheap for
cash. Mrs. E. C. Oiler, tele
phone 129. " ltp.
1936 V 8 Ford Tudor in excellent
condition and equipped with
radio. A real buy at this price.
$475. Elkin Motors, 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. fl-3p
See the New Myers Traction
Sprayer. It U a .one-man, one
horse, two-row Sprayer. It
sprays from 10 to 15 acres daily.
Casstevens Hardware Co., El
kin, N. C. tfc
Here's a real buy In a 1'929 Ford
Cabriolet. New top, new paint,
good tires all around. Yet only
$125. Elkin Motors, Inc., Elklix, i
N. C. ltc
X THIS MUD 440Lt I U
Wanted: AH grades poplar, oak,
pine, maple logs, seven feet
long, delivered to our Elkin
plant. Can us them as small as
six inches in diameter; also
oak and poplar lumber. Oak
Furniture Co.'s Elkin plant, old
Biltrlte site, Elkin, N. C. tfc
For sale—a real bargain in a
Model A Ford
model. In excellent condition
in every way. Price is only S2OO.
Elkin Motors, Inc., Elkin, N.
Do you want to buy a lot? 14 lots
will be sold at bargain prices.
Vicinity of Pleasant Hill School,
5 minutes from town. J. Walt
er Darnell. ltc
Squlbbs Mineral Oil, quart size
89c. Antacid Powder, large size
50c. Nyseptol, pint 49c. Gallon
Mineral Oil $2.25. Turner Drug
Co., Elkin, N. C. tfn
For Sale—l93s V 8 Ford Fordor.
In perfect mechanical condi
tion. Good paint, good uphol
tery. Only S4OO. Elkin Motors,
Inc., Elkin, N. C. ltc
Will Swap Good Piano for a pick
up truck, or what you?
Exchange Furn. Co. ltc
Do you want plenty of egrs from
strong, fast growing young
chicks? If so feed Pan am in. We
have it. Abernethy's, A Good
Drug Store, Elkin, N. C. tfn
Found pocketbook containing
certain amount of money. Own
er may recover by describing
and paying for this ad. Call at
Hayes Cash Hardware Co., El
kin, N. C. ltc
We buy scrap iron and metals.
Double Eagle Service Co.. Elk
in. N. C. tfc
Wanted to repair radios. Our
expert thoroughly knows his
business. Prices right. Harris
Electric Co., Elkin, N. C. tfc
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, balance
on easy terms. For anything in
real estate or building see me.
D. C. MARTIN
Realtor and Contractor
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veloped and printed 30c. Send
coin, name and address with
film. Work returned promptly,
| Rembrandt Photo Service
North WUkcaboro N. C.
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