IN WASHINGTON ■ WHAT IS TAKING PLACE BY UNITED STATES SENATOR —— - It seems difficult to realize that by the end of the current week six Christmas Days will have pass ed since the "Hoover buggies" ap peared on the highways of . ; North Carolina. These never-to-be-for gotten vehicles were a grim re minder of the despair that gripped the State from Currituck Sound to the peaks of Mount Mitchell. ffi and a m 1 HAPPY NEW YEAR | It is needless to state that we are few grateful to those of you whose r» 0- good will and friendship has made T# 1937 worthwhile for us. May we TO wish you all a very Merry Christ- eg jS mas and a Happy New Year full T* of good health and prosperity! m I ELKIN ' I § PLUMBING & HEATING | 1 ' COMPANY I M ELKIN, N. C. S i jj^ I Merry 1 I - Christmas | HAPPY NEW YEAR! % TO for your friendship to us during the jS Sjt past year we are sincerely apprecia |sj tive. It is our wish that Christmas jS £r be merry for all of you everywhere, X and that the New Year bring you T* jr health, happiness and prosperity. m Merry Christmas! 1 ' DUKE | I Power Co. | Fortunately, Christmas Day of 1937 will find hope and optimism prevailing throughout the State. It seems fitting at this season to write about some of the reasons for this new spirit and the "look ing-ahead" attitude of the'people back home. Here in Washington there is feverish activity among North Carolinians. Thousands of Tar Heels now residing in the National Capital are making plans to rush homeward for the holi days or to greet relatives and friends who will come here. Mem bers of Congress are likewise anxi ous to be with their constituents. This binding of families and friendly ties is one of the finest evidences of this season of "peace on earth and good will toward men." This is also a period of stock taking. It is the proper time to analyze gains and losses. For the farmer, there is new hope in the Farm Bill. It combines features of both compulsory and voluntary control of crop produc tion. Its objective is to maintain price levels under which the farm- THE KLKIN TRIBUNE. ELKIN, NORTH CAROLINA HF jii f jmk mmm*,. mm- . ers sell their commodities. Night! sessions in the Senate to secure, passage of this bill before Christ- j mas offers evidence of the vital interest that the Congress has in the farmer. Differences between the measure passed by the House and that passed by the Senate will be adjusted in conferences. An indication of the thorough manner in which the bill was finally drafted is found in the fact that it required lengthy debate on the floor of both houses. In the House of Representatives ten days were devoted to debate on the ( Farm Bill, the longest time given to any legislation within the last fifteen years. For the wage-earner, the Holi day Season brings hope for new wage standards and working con ditions. The Wage and Hour Bill will be a live issue at the regular session convening in January. This is perhaps the most misun derstood of all legislation. It would affect only industries engaged in interstate commerce. The local merchant, the local druggist and the local butcher would not be af fected, except insofar as he would be helped by higher wages in the community paid by industries en gaged in interstate commerce. The fact that our splendid Governor and the capable members of the North Carolina Development and Conservation Commission have Seen fit to frown upon the practice of trying To secure for the state industries that employ "pauper labor" working under "sweat shop" conditions, is evidence of the new thought in North Carolina with reference to wages and hours. For the business man, there is hope in the fact that shortly after January 1, the Congress will turn to a new tax legislation. It is wide ly regonized that taxes are defin itely retarding business. Another reason for hope on the part of the business man many signs that indicate new harmony be tween government and business. There is no reason why the gov ernment or business should view each other with suspicion. One of the finest things that Congress can do is to help eliminate this atmosphere of mutual suspicion. It is time to realize that every thing rests with business. OuT| government could not exist, nor| could labor be employed, unless business moves ahead. Changes are needed in both the ideas of government and the idea of business. In my opinion, there is no attempt in Congress to pen alize business as such, but rather to eliminate harmful practices that exist in business. Fortunately, the great body of business men are in agreement and it is only a stubborn minority that seeks to retain the advantage of the "Hoover Buggy Days" that is causing the trouble. For the country, there is hope in the new attitude of members of Congress. Legislative proposals are scanned more closely. Evidence of this is found in the careful atten tion given to the Farm Bill. The fact that it required more than thirty days to pass this legislation indicates the comprehensive way in which it was studied. These things alone should stim ulate new confidence. It is much needed. Lack of confidence is holding back economic progress. It is retarding employment and there is every reason to believe that once the Congress charts its definite course, as may be expect ed with the convening of the reg ular session, business and labor will make a new attempt to solve their respective problems and move ahead together. The hope for this, and the rea sons for this hope, add to the Christmas joy of citizens every where. SUGGESTED GIFT FOR HENRY FORD * London, Dec. 20. A modem version of "carrying coals to New castle" occurred here today when employes of Lord Nuffield gave him a shiny j new automobile for Christmas. / Lord Nuffield is the wealthiest automobile Manufacturer in Great Britain and probably has more cars than knyone in the kigdom. Students Donate Boston, Dec. 20. Students of ] Wellesley college, from which Madame Chiang, wife of the Chi nese generalissimo, was graduated, have donated S6OO for war relief, the New England committee for relief in China announced tonight. The committee reported donations to date in New England totaled $2,500. DRINK TOO HOT, MAN JUMPS IN ICY LAKE Chicago, Dec. 20. —. The tem perature was near freezing, but Robert William Gilmore, 27, an optician, thought it was too warm. He went down to the Chicago riv er, shouted to nearby spectators "It's too hot," and jumped in. Coast guardsmen hauled him out Chief Boatswain's Mate Thomas Andreason said Gilmore com plained he still was overheated from "a drink" he had sampled. Police took him in custody. \ STATESVILLE Y. P. U. MEET AT GRASSY CREEK i A meeting of the Young Peo ples Union of the Statesville Dis trict of the Methodist chureh was held Thursday with Grassy Creek church, north of Elkin, with a splendid attendance. The young people of Grassy Creek presented a pageant "The Gift of the Magi" which was greatly enjoyed. At the close of the program a tempting refreshment course was i served. Pueblo Indians have six cardin al directions—east, west, north, south, above and fcfelow. Vapors given off by Santa Maria volcano, in Guatemala, contain hydrofluoris acid —an acid which dissolves glass. Less Monthly Discomfort Many women, who formerly suf fered from a weak, run-down con dition as a result of poor assimila tion of food, say they benefited by taking CARDUI, a special medicine for women. They found it helped to Increase the appetite and Improve digestion, thereby bringing them more strength from their food. Naturally there Is less discomfort at monthly periods when the system fyis been strengthened and the vari ous functions restored and regulated. Cardul. praised by thousand* of women. !* well worth trying. Of course. If sot benefited, consult a physician. N r ,v^»iuMi/^v.v " doodhye.Honey, have a food time— tte. CAT U insured by PAUL GWYN INSURANCE i Phone 258 West Main St. Elkir, N. a NOTICE OF THE SERVICE OP SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION North Carolina, Surry County. In Che Superior Court Grank M. Adams, Vs. Helen Parley Adams: The defendant, Helen Parley Adams, will take notice that an action entitled as above has been commenced in the Superior Court of Surry County for the purpose of obtaining an absolute divorce on the grounds of adultery on the part of the defendant; the de fendant will further take notice that she is required to appear be fore the undersigned Clerk of the i for a i | Joyous Christmas! I W On behalf of every employee of this store we take this fijjl W opportunity to wish everyone of you the very Merriest of , jgjjj Christmasses and a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New C|j You have been good to us during the past 12 months and rjjf m that we appreciate it more than words can tell goes with- • jjffi v out saying. Merry Christmas! jg IMcDanieFs Dept. Store | ELKIN.-N. C. | I Mere's Joyous News! I I I McDaniel's I IS GOING TO GIVE AWAY FREE $30.00 I FRIDAY NIGHT AT 3* I I A GRAND CHRISTMAS PRESENT I SOMEONE! COME IN WHILE I THERE'S STILL TIME AND ASK I I FQR DETAILS! I I EI-KIN, 11 BI B Superior Court of Surry County, N. C. on or before the fifth day of February, 1938, and answer or de mur to the complaint which has been filed in this cause or the plaintiff will apply to the court A Lasting Christmas Gift Why not give some friend or relative a Christ mas Gift that will last forever? Give her a com- JT plete master course in rS>|HL Beauty Culture r&iiKrl Make her independent of ordinary jobs. For Information Write to King's Beauty School 229 South Elm Street Greensboro, N. C. I ■———■———— Thursday, December 23, 1937 M for the relief demanded in safl complaint. This the 14th day of December, 1837. P. T. LLEWELLYN, l-6c Clerk Superior Court.