THE ELKIN TRIBUNE
Published Every Thursday by
ELK PRINTING COMPANY, Inc.
Elkin, N. C.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1937~
Entered at the post office at Elkin, N. C., as
seoond-class matter. >
C. S. FOSTER.— JPrerident
H. F. LAFFOON.— Secretary-Treamirer
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, PER TEAR
In the State, $1.50 Oat of the State, S2.M
Senator Bob Reynolds announces that
he had his jaw bone scraped. You think up
a wisecrack, we're hoarse.
Your preacher meant nothing personal,
madame, when he said that "the modern girl
makes a poor wife and a bad husband."
Nay, nay, Pauline! You must have
heard them wrong. The merchants are not
asking you to do your Christmas charging
Your neighbor probably is willing to
swear that the way in which your saxophone
protests proves that it is not a painless op
But what pater is reckless enough, meat
prices being what they are, to kill the fatted
calf on no better excuse than the return of
a prodigal son.
This fine bit of philosophy comes from
Philander Johnson's Uncle Eben: "Tell de
truth, but don't go out o' yoh way to tell it
when 'tain none o' yoh bizness."
If the mere eating of an apple in the
Garden of Eden brought on all this worry,
wonder what would have happened had there
been a jug of hard cider handy.
To think that the Yadkin which flows
so peacefully by our back door should get so
important by the time it rounds the bend at
In streamlining hogs in order to get
choicer cuts and more of them, think how
the number of chops could be multiplied by
crossing pigs with daschunds.
Coming Into Their Own Again
The poltical weathervane indicates a fa
vorable season for that button-holing frater
nity known as the lobbyists. With private
industry convinced that Congress has recap
tured its political power from the White
House, and that, for awhile at least, legisla
tion will originate where it is supposed to
originate, on Capitol Hill instead of the
White House, obviously that will mean a
tightening and strengthening of the lobby
lines, and corporation lawyers and contact
men will be riding a regular gravy train, the
luxury and accommodations of which will be
limited only by their ability to deliver.
There will no longer be the necessity to
camp on the presidential doorstep, now that
that Mr. Roosevelt no longer speaks authori
tatively on economic or political problems.
There they have found the pickings mighty
lean of late, what with the President being
so determined about social betterment, but
now you just watch their smoke.
Not that our statesmen can be bought
in the vilest sense of the word. But come
the eventide, when minds are wearied with
the day's details, suggestions find easy lodg
ment, especially when made with the pre
cision and adroitness, of which these psy
chologists are past masters ad who know so
well when, how and where to act. The result
is that legislative leanings are away from
that unorganized mass of the citizenry which
so far has not found a way to employ the
services of these handy-andy men in the cor
ridors where bills are framed or repealed.
Right now private industry is present
ing convincing reasons for change in the
government's attitude toward business, and
congressional politicos looking ahead to the
next election are in a frame of mind to listen
and heed, where heretofore the White House
has insisted on being shown. And in this
difference the boys whose fingers yearn for
button-holes, find pleasing encouragement.
The Rape of the Woods
In a few days now there will begin the
usual trek to the woods for the pilfering of
evergreens for Christmas decorations. In
the main no permission will be astad, the
landowner's rights will not be respected and
returning cars will boldly proclaim "here
comes a thief."
For that is exactly what it amounts to,
when the common, ordinary courtesy and
consideration of first getting the sanction of
thq landowner is Those of us
who indulge in tins unneighborly practice
would raise a ruckus if a farmer would enter
our rose garden and carry off an armful,
without so much as a "by your leave."
This is not being unduly hard, nor
meant to be harsh. Nor is there urgent
reason to sermonize about it here in Elkin.
Our best citizens don't do it. Many of them
don't have to. They either own property in
the rural districts, or have connections that
make these evergreens available in the legal
and rightful way. But in the larger cities
this practice is so extensive that it has be
gun to taste of the can. And even here
there is enough of this pilfering to warrant
a trip to the woodshed.
v Few landowners would object to supply
ing these wants, if properly approached and
if due caution is exercised in the selection
and cutting. But it being another's proper
ty, he should certainly have the privilege of
saying how, when and where it can be secur
ed. The law recognizes this right, and there
is such a thing as pulling the law down on
our heads —with our own hands. Let's apply
the Golden Rule this year and procure these
decorations rightfully or not have them at
An Unusual Story
Sandwiched between the stories of arm
ed conflict, political maneuverings, legisla
tive grist-grinding and the latest doings in
Hollywood, there was a significant little item
the other day that tells that chivalry is not
dead in the world.
A young Louisianian whose eye had
been ruined by lime dust will not have to go
through life thus handicapped because an
other and older man, discouraged in his pro
spects for life, agreed to part with his own
in order that the other might be helped.
Even medical science is not certain of the
result, but a sixty-seven-year-old man was
willing to make the gamble, to the end that
a twenty-year-old newly found friend might
"Frank's been good to me," said the old
farmer. "Not many young fellows would
bother to cheer up an old fellow like me. I
haven't so very long to go. It won't make
much difference whether I have one eye or
two. If you figure one of my eyes can help
Frank to see I want you to take it and
give it to him as a present." And so the two
men were wheeled into the operating room
and the surgeons proceeded'with their work.
That involved pain and suffering as well
as loss of vision, and it is a story of unsel
fishness that should be held high to a sel
fish world that is pushing and pulling, kill
ing and maiming, scheming and plotting for
If Frank Chabina is able to use old, John
Amos' eye successfully, it probably will be
his purpose to make it see through some of
the sham and pretense that afflicts the
world today. Or will he too, be forgetful
and use this gift in search of gain and pleas
ures that cannot endure.
Anyhow, here is a story, that should not
have been lost on inside pages or allowed to
be overshadowed by stories of human greed
on the front. We believe God and nature
will aid in working this miracle, because
miracles are needed these days—if the world
is to be saved from its own selfishness and
Blessing' In Disguise
Vermont's Governor George D. Aiken
should not be chided too heartily for his in
dictment of the Republican set-up in the
South, for while he may have been barking
up the wrong tree, the noise he has made has
started a self-searching that may mean bet
ter health for the party in the South.
Governor Aiken would rid the national
Republican party of the influence of leaders
of what he is pleased to term the "rotten
boroughs of the deep South" whose only vir
tue is to stand in line for parly plums when
a Republican administration is shaking the
tree, and who for obvious reasons never
seem able to deliver.
There is just enough truth in that to
make Southern Republicans wince, and in
the process there is more than an even
chance that some good will come out of it. /
Charles A. Jonas, Republican national
committeeman of North Carolina, already
has pointed the way, when in a telegram to
the Literary Digest, he charged that the
party's national leadership had "sacrificed
party growth in the South in exchange for
'controlled' votes in the committee and at
Jonas admits that the "party organiza
tion should be revitalized and nationalized,
but let the rebuilding begin where the dry
rot started." He says further: "Formerly
eastern reactionaries who controlled the na
tional organization, by means of money and
patronage maintained in several of the
states of the deep South, local party organi
zations which were repulsive to decent peo
ple. There was no serious effort to popu
larize the party or its principles in those
And that's the truth too. Under those
conditions there has been little incentive for
forward-looking, progressive voters to cast
their lot with the Republican party; mighty
little urge for independent thinkers to enroll
as a challenge to the sometimes arrogant and
unfeeling dominant party. *
Republican leaders in North Carolina, in
the main, have been an exception. In most
instances they have sincerely and intelligent
ly sought higher ground for their party in
this State, and as a consequence it holds the
respect of the people and. of its adversary,
even though it is impotent when it comes to
counting the ballots at election time.
Anything that will serve to create a
stronger, militant Republican party in the
South, will mean a blessing, for if there be
any virtue in the two-party system, it is nul
lified when the strength is so lop-sided as
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A LARGE NUMBER OF
NEEDY AGED GET AID
Raleigh, Dec. 15. —A report
made public today by the State
Board of Charities and Public
Welfare shows that during Nov
ember 27,642 needy aged and de
pendent children recieved a total
of $218,391.23 under the Old Age
Assistance and Aid to Dependent
Children sections of the North
Carolina Social Security program.
„ The statement discloses that
18,045 needy aged were awarded
the sum of $165,763.35, for an av
erage of $9.18 per recipient, while
9,597 dependent children were
given $52, 627.88, an average of
$5.48 per child.
The number of November a
wards exceeded those of October
by more than 4,000, and the in
crease in funds distributed a
mounted to $40,283.22. The Oct
ober report showed that 23,075
needy aged and children recieved
$178,108.01, an average of $9.12
for Old Ane Assistance, and $5.16
for dependent children.
WITH THE SICK
The following patients have
been admitted to the local hospi
tal during the past week: Nancy
Caudle, Boonville; Henry Doug
lass, Mountain Park; Lucy
Sparks, Ronda; Mrs. Ann White,
State Road; Mary Alice Green,
Yadkinville; Mrs. Dell* Stone
street, State Road; Ossle Shaw,
Jonesville; Mrs. Iva Sturgill,
Piney Creek; Lytle Fransworth,
West Jefferson; Clyde Combs,
Elkin; Miss Laura Masten, Elkin;
Clay Peacock, Elkin; Emmaline
Neaves, Elkin; Mrs. Lucille
Blackburn, Elkin; Mrs. Eula
Thompson, Olade Valley; Mrs.
Dovie Smith, Cycle; Frank B.
Jester, Jonesville; Shaffer Cas
t evens, Yadkinvllle; Rev. Thos.
Byrd, Roaring River; Robert Lee
Carter, State Road; Mrs. Leila
Patients dismissed during the
week were: Mrs. Mae Brown,
Boonville; Mrs. Blanche Child
ress, Mount Airy; Mrs. Callie
Woodruff, Thurmond: Mrs. Vesta
Puckett, Jonesville; Mrs. Triph
»na Parks, Elkin; Paul Gwyn,
Elkin; Flora Kate Stroud, Ronda;
'omes Key. Siloam; Mrs. Delia
Elkin: Denver Inerool,
•Tonesville: H. F. Laffnnn. Elkin;
*"rs. Ruth Edwards. Whitehead;
Martin, Elkin; Dallas
Bauguss, State Road: Mrs. Velma
w «ynes, Mountain Park;' Luke
Darnell, Elkin: Mrs. Ennis Wall,
Mrs. Mae Higgins, Glade
Valley; Emilv Lou Somers, Elkin;
Nancy Caudle, Boonville; Henry
T"»~iisria«=s. Mountain Park; Mary
Alice Green, Yadkinvllle; Mrs.
Iva Sturtriil, Plney Creek; Mrs.
"Rernlce Casstevens. Elkin; Miss
®r*«T«ftUne Neaves, Elkin.
Lost or strayed: Male setter, black
and white, black spots over eyes.
Reward. Call Tribune office, ltc
If you want lots of Christmas
candies without having to spend
lots of money, by all means vis
it Somers & Co., 5c and 10c
Store. Big variety in the candy
you want. ltc
Lost—Male Pointer bird dog, an
swering to name of "Spider."
White and liver color. Finder
please return to Dave Brendle,
Elkin, N. C. 12-16 c
For rent—Three-room apartment
on first floor. Private bath.
Mrs, Carl Chappell, ' phone
Our entire store Is loaded with
gay gifts for all the family.
You'll find what you want no
matter who it is for. And you'll
be mighty agreeably surprised
at the very reasonable prices.
Come in today and make your
selections. Somers & Co., 5c te
10c Store. ltc
For Sale: 50 acres, highway 26.
Two residences on place. Small
down payment. Easy terms.
Near North Elkin school. R. L.
Walters, State Road, N. C.
Wheel goods? Wagons, tricycles,
etc.? Sure we have them, and
at very reasonable prices. But
don't delay too long. Christmas
is close at hand and Christmas
goods are going fast at this
store. Somers & Co., 5c & 10c
Store. „ 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. tfr
FREE! If excess acid causes yon
Stomach Ulcers, Oas Pains, In
digestion, Heartburn, Belching,
Bloating, Nausea, get free sam
ple doctor's prescription, Udga,
at Turner Drug Co 6-3p
For Sale; Pour male Tow fox
Terrier puppies. Thoroughbreds.
Walter Burgiss, telephone
We buy scrap Irony and metals.
Double Eagle Sendee Co.. Elk-
In, N. C. tfc
Sqnlbbs Mineral Oil, quart stn
89c. Antacid Powder" large size
50c. Nyseptol, pint 49c. Gallon
Mineral Oil $2.25. Turner Drug
Co., Elkin, N. C. tfn
Wanted to repair radios. Our
expert thoroughly knows his
• business. Prices right. Harris
Electric Co., Elkin. N. C. tfc
HOMES FOR SALE
One attractive 9 Rm. home and
2 6 Rm. homes that may exact
ly suit you. Most certainly the
REICH & HUNT
For Sale: 44 acre farm, fairly
good buildings, 6 acres creek
bottom, tobacco barn and good
tobacco land. 1 mile city limits
of Jonesville. Price SI2OO. cash.
For Sale: Good building lots in
Elkin, Arlington and Jonesville.
See me for your building needs.
D. C. MARTIN, Realtor
Time is getting- short, but
if you hurry we can still
make your portrait in time
for Christmas. Why not
telephone for appointment
this very minute!
W. Main St. Elkin, N. C.
SHARI, COTY'S HOUBIGANT GIFT BILLFOLD AND KET KING SETS
SETS CIGARETTE CASE and LIGHTER
DIARIES MENNEN'B SHAVING SETS
COMPACTS WILLIAMS' HOLIDAY SHAVING
EVENING IN PARIS GIFTS SETS SETS WHP
WEEK-END BAGS, Plain and Fitted MILITARY BRUSH SETS
CARA NOME GIFT SETS TRAVELING KITS
FITTED EVENING PURSES RAZORS
YARDLEY BATH SALTS FOUNTAIN PENS
STATIONERY PIPES* Ju
CANDY CIGARS AND CIGARETTES
A GOOD DRUG STORE i PHONE 42
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We have the toys that will aid
Santa to make those youngsters
happy Christmas morning. And
better yet, our prices are so low
you'll make worthwhile sav
ings. Come in today. Somers St l
Co., 5c & 10c Store. ltc
Don't Forget I
WILL BE GIVEN ABSOLUTELY I
Dec. 27 - SP. M. I
(You don't have to Be present to win)
I THE LASTING GIFT
I YOU CAN
110 to 30 Per Cent
AND MAY WIN SIOO.OO FREE
_ "* ' . - 'I' 1 '
Mrs. C. W. Laffoon
Elk Spar Street Phone 118-R