page has errors
The date, title, or page description is wrong
This page has harmful content
This page contains sensitive or offensive material
Click "Submit" to request a review of this page.
0 / 75
THE ELKIN TRIBUNE
Published Every Thursday by
ELK PRINTING COMPANY, Inc.
Elkin, N. C.
THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1937
Entered at the post office at BSkln, N. C., as
C. 8. FOSTER. - JlfHwit
EL P. LAFFOON „ ..Becretary-Treee*rer
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, PER TEAR
In the State, $1.54 Out of the State, $2.00
Getting old too soon and wise too late,
"is just another of life's tragedies.
The papers didn't state whether the
DuPonts gave the bride an incorporated
yacht for a wedding present.
The modern girl may know a sight more
than her gramma, but she doesn't under
stand as much. >
According to the Washington Evening
Star "a sales tax by any other name smells
The Real Purpose
When Senator Logan charged that the
main purpose back of the opposition to the
court reorganization proposal is to strip the
President of 1940 influence, he said about all
there is to be said. So far only a puny effort
has been made to refute that assertion be
cause the foes of the court plan know that
that is the truth.
To them court-packing is only inci
dental, but it furnishes a fine vehicle from
which they can indulge in arm-flinging and
high-sounding allegiance to a tradition that
listens well to those Americans who prefer
to live in the past and blind themselves to
the present and the future.
These "conservatives" are determined
to break the President's grip on the party
and the people if it is humanly possible to do
it, and the court controversy is simply a
weapon that comes convenient and handy.
Anyone of them will admit privately that
there is need for change, that they actually
favor the principles involved in the proposal,
but they would go about it in a different
As Senator Hatch has pointed out, this
is no new thing Mr. Roosevelt has hatched
up. In 1915 during the Wilson administra
tion the Senate judiciary committee report
ed favorably a bill giving the President pow
er to appoint additional federal judges when
ever in his opinion the public good required.
Mcßeynolds, then attorney general and now
a Supreme Court Justice approved the bill
and so did a number of those who are now
fighting a similar measure tooth and toe
nail, among them being Carter Glass, Jouett
Shouse and even a few Republicans who
thought well of it then but who now are
willing to join their Democratic friends be
cause it happened to be politically expedient.
President Roosevelt is shrewd enough
to sense the fact that his foes are after his
scalp, else he would have followed the eas
ier course and abandoned his program after
having whipped the Supreme Court into even
reversing its own decisions. He could have
emerged from the controversy unscathed,
but that would have settled nothing. His
antagonists, which unfortunately includes
Senator Bailey of North Carolina, would
have found some other issue upon which to
crucify their leader.
With this fact staring him in the face,
it is understandable that Mr. Roosevelt in
sists that it be a fight to the finish—now.
That he stand or fall on this one issue which
means so much to his program. For it is
admitted that the present attitude of the
Court stands smack dab in the path of the
legislation he and liberal leaders have in
Last week notices were posted in all
prison camps telling that the use of the lash
"as an additional mode of punishment for
major offences" had been authorized by the
State Highway and Public Works commis
J. C. Baskerville, Raleigh newspaper
correspondent, commenting on the order
says that it is largely the result of an un
dercover contest which has been going on
within the State Highway and Public Works
commission and the prison system itself, for
the control of the prison division and its
To the layman it would seem that if "to
whip or not to whip" is the only thing the
highway and prison crowd can find to fight
about, they are in a bad way indeed, and
somebody ought to get a broom and a dust
As we understand the order authoriz
ing flogging, the commission has hedged
the whippings about with all sorts of rules
that are meant to remove the possibility of
personal animus: The whipping must be
done by "some prison official having no per
sonal connection with the offense;" it must
be done in the presence of the prison physic
ian or prison chaplain, and other provisions
_____—__ , _—
calculated to restrain personal hatred that
easily could play the dickens with things.
Prisoners can be mighty aggravating
when they want; their defiance of authority
sometimes is of a brand that makes some
sort of drastic discipline necessary. The pres
ence of the lash and the certainty of its use
breeds respect for those in authority, and
probably makes their task easier. But with
all of it, it is to be regretted that the bars
have been let down, for, as certain as the
sunrise, North Carolina is headed into an
other series of embarrassing incidents, that
somebody will have to whitewash.
But this Raleigh talk that the highway
and prison departments are honey-combed
with politics, is not news. One needs only
to observe the stirrings about at election
time to sense the significance and size of
these organized workers for the State when
they go down the line for a particular candi
date. But now that the two factions are
staging a fight between themselves, it looks
like Governor Hoey will have to fetch a
When the State Kills
Proceeding on the theory that capital
punishment must be maintained in order to
discourage crime of the murder variety;
holding to the creed "an eye for an eye and
a tooth for a tooth" and forgetting that the
Bible also says "vengeance is mine, saith the
Lord," the State of North Carolina last Fri
day went about the business of killing Rob
ert Glenn Brown, 19-year-old negro convict
ed of slaying a 75-year-old storekeeper and
robbing him of $36.
Here is the way a news man described
the execution in the State's new gas cham
". . . yellow fumes leaped up from the acid
container beneath the chair and encircled the
condemned man. Brown opened hits mouth
and sucked the paralyzing gas into his lungs
in great gulps . . . Strangulation, seized his
throat and hisl eyes, almost set 25 seconds af
ter his first breath of the gas, rolled back. His
brawny hands gripped the chair handles, his
body became rigid and his brown muscles bulg
ed as he strained against the straps that held
him. The struggle lifted his body from the
seat and his weight wais supported by his feet
with his head propped against the back of the
chair. After a minute he collapsed and his
feet beat a tattoo. His arms were limp in the
straps and his mouth fell open as his head
tilted back. The fog was dense and at inter
vals his head Jerked from side to side, his
tongue swelled and lolled out between his
teeth, as his head dropped forward on his
chest. After five minutes he became mo
And thus the State had its revenge; had
its tooth and its eye and its life—plus an ex
ample to all other evil-doers.
It would be well for all of us to read
that description a second time, because no
telling when we too may be tempted to kill,
and thus we will be warned what to expect—
whether we heed it or not is open to ques
With twenty-five men on death row,
waiting for a similar shove out into eternity,
it doesn't seem that capital punishment is
serving its purpose to discourage other pre
meditated murders.„. And arguments in fa
vor of its continuance have narrowed down
to the claim that it deters.
Some day we will quit this official kill
ing; we'll make a pardon next to impossible
and we'll condemn our murderers to a life of
toil in the production of something to con
tribute to the society they have wronged.
And we'll have no more of them then, than
now, because men do not pause to think of
consequences when they go out to kill.
As one editor puts it, "The North Car
olina Railroad may have its faults, but fail
ure to run the gravy train on schedule is
not one of them."
That smart-aleck was funning, of
course, but he packed a lot of truth in his
little paragraph. Ever since the State,
holding the majority of stock, leased the
road to the Southern Railway in 1895, for
a period of ninety-nine years, provision has
been made that there be no flag-stops for
the gravy train. It has always pulled up as
per schedule, fully manned and passengered
by men and women who went down the line
Last week Governor Hoey had the priv
ilege of dishing out political gravy, season
ed by the $6,000 set aside from the rental
income of this road. Virgil D. Guire was
named president, and Lee B. Weathers, sec
retary-treasurer, with the minor offices dis
tributed to other of the faithfuls.
The salaries that go with these ap
pointments are not anything to get excited
over, but they are asides, and measured by
the amount of work and responsibility in
volved, they constitute the juciest plums a
governor has the pleasure of shaking down.
Take Publisher Weathers, for instance:
His sole duties consist of attending direct
ors' meetings and signing dividend checks
and paying off himself and his fellow offi
cers. Although his predecessor, Publisher
Herbert Peele, received $1,500 a year for
this Mr. Weathers is not likely to go on a
sit-down strike because the amount was re
duced to an even hundred dollars a month.
The newspaper fraternity thinks quite
well of Lee Weathers and none of the breth
ren begrudges him this honor and the pock
et change that goes-with it. It happens to
be just another good reason to hold resi
dence in Shelby, which has come to be
North Carolina's seat of government, num
i:£. p " ' it - > "• ■ ,
THE ELKIN TRIBUNE, ELKIN, NORTH CAROLINA
(By C. M. Dickson)
A flea will flee when no one
A first class tailor can "uni
form" a stick.
A live wire has no short In it.
The only enemy to darkness is
mm m , r.
I indeed is he
The wheel of
time can neith
er be retarded
ay be entirely
divorced from material things.
Oftentimes a so-called "cap
tain of Industry" is nothing more
than a highway robber.
A road is mighty crooked
has no straight place in it.
"Modernly"qualified to teach —
"IF" he can "COACH."
Some one asks how to fit a
square peg in a round hole and
vice versa. Answer: Round the
hole or square the peg, or vice
If a person Is totally corrupt,
he sees no soundness in any one
Just to stand still means to
It doesn't take a brainy man
to fall down.
A sensible prayer would be, "O
Lord, do not answer all my pray
Impossible—to be holy at all
without being "wholly" holy.
Truth, should be accepted from
Sin thrives best in dark places.
A person becomes very humble
when he willingly consents to be
governed by another.
The greatest foe that faces man
is downright ignorance.
If you do not believe what I
say, believe something else.
The mind is the incubator of
Some things will be unsaid af
ter we're all dead.
Rev. A. B. Hayes will fill his
regular appointment at Little
Richmond Baptist church Satur
day evening and Sunday morning.
The public is cordially invited.
Mrs. Bryan Fogleman and chil
dren, Bryan, Jr., Betty, Dennis
and Billy, of Clarksville, Va.,
were the Sunday guests of Mr.
and Mrs. C. H. Carter.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Sneed and
son of Winston-Salem, visited
relatives and friends here Sun
Mrs. Alice Hampton had as her
week-end guests Mrs. Dan Whit
aker and daughters, Rachel and
Margaret, of Greensboro, and
Mrs. Minnie Hampton and Mrs.
Sam Embran of Charlotte.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Greenwood
and daughters, Betty Mae and
Jennie, spent the week-end with
Mr. and Mrs. Noah Greenwood in
Mrs. T. M. Chandler is improv
ing from a recent illness, her
friends will be glad to know.
Mrs. W. H. Sneed is confined
to her home by illness. Her friends
hope for her a speedy recovery.
Mrs. H. C. Hampton and chil
dren, Misses Angelle and Bessie
Hampton, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Hampton spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. Rossie Hall at Cycle.
Miss Frances Shore of Elkin,
was the guest Thursday of Miss
Coy Williamson spent Thursday
in Fries, Va., the guest of his sis
Miss Martha Sprinkle returned
Monday, following a visit to Miss
Mary Greenwood, at her home
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Sneed
moved last week to Thomasville
to make their home. We regret
that they are leaving this com
Mrs. John W. Martin will con
duct prayer services at Little
Richmond Baptist church Sunday
evening at 7:30. The publis Is
Patronise Tribune advertisers.
They offer real values.
oTflerrily r We cAlong by A. B. CHAPIN
Another kind of a mother that
is frequently mistreated and abus
ed is our mother language.
FREE! If excess add causes yon
Stomach Ulcers, Gas Pains, In
digestion, Heartburn, Belching,
Bloating, Nausea, get free sam
ple doctor's prescription, TJdga,
at Turner Drug Co. 6-3p
Lost: Pair of crystal tortoise shell
glasses between hospital and W.
S. Reich's home. Reward if re
turned to W. S. Reich, Elkin, N.
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
Wanted: Good tenant with stock
and tools to handle a good
acreage, corn, tobacco, and
small grain. Good river bottom
and upland. C. A. Dimmette,
Ronda, N. C. 7-29p
For good, dry, milling wheat offer
$1.25 deliver our door. States
ville Flour Mills Company,
Statesville, North Carolina, tfc.
Wanted: All 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
Biltrite site, Elkin, N. C. tfc
Squibbs 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
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 to repair radios. Our
expert thoroughly knows his
business. Prices right. Harris
Electric Co., Elkin, N. C. tfc
For Sale: 9 acre track 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
For Rent—s-room cottage on Elk
We have Moved our office tem
porarily to rear of old Farmers
A Merchants Bank Building.
KEICH * HUNT
offer WO. I OFFER no. • ri
Thla Hawapapar, 1 Tr.) nta *«wpo»«*. 1 Tr.| On?r
6» B fs2-10 3« A ($2-40 J
OFFER MO. S OFFER HO. 4
ThU Nawapapar, 1
A Kafoilui A I Tor Only O Na«alaM A I For Only I
mm from Croup M »M ■■ "■ from Onrap #% >##% P>/% I
l K.'SS b )»2- 25 3 jjajsa; B |*2 ,SO l
□ Xmarteap Boy $2.00 □ Modern M.cfcanlx « bmlou 2.23
□ Amarioas Frail n "»" 1.78 □ Motion Pictur. j 1.00
□ Amarioan Magaxin* • LIS □ Opan Bead for Boys. S llk,. 1.00
1 Batter Horn and Gardaa* 2.00 5 Opportunity Magenta* LOO
" Braadara CSautt* _ 1.90 J fttranto' Magasino 2.45
j CappWc r«n« 1.79 J Pathflndar w.akly) ,1*
□ Child Uto _, US □ Fhydecd Cnltur. U5
J ChrUtlaa Barald 2J4 □ Photoplay Ul
CcOU.r'a VmUt 2.50 T P«wW IwWw 2.00
Coatry ta, 2 yra. ,1.11 J Popular Mfhqwtea 2JS
DdMClor Ml 1 popular Sdanca Monthly 2.25
□ Dtxte Poultry Jownacd 1.79 \ ,Radio How. (technical) MS
1 Farm Journal. 2 yrs. IJO 3«»dbook Magaxln. MS
Plaid and Mm MS , fcflwr (TZrrtnn M>
" Ftowar Qmrw MS . Imwlwd . 2.00
IbMXriUMDMia _too Djteraa* Kay S.M
" Inh and qardoa — , ' 141 " fa*ar Scraan *.OO
' Hooaahold Magadan 1.70 Q.S»«ta JUUId MO
□ Llharty Waakly ______ 2.50 , Soooaaalul fctrmln» ~ ■ . I.TO
O utarary Dig.*! 4.80 □ torn* Story Magaita* ul
0 McCaUa Mogcriaa M 0 □ WaoMin'a World I.M
H Gentlemen: # ■)
I enclose 9 tor which please send me
the magazines I have checked, together with a
year's subscription to your newspaper
Street or S. F. P.
TRIBUNE ADVERTISING GETS RESULTS!
Thursday, Jnly 15, 1937