Published Every Thursday by
ELK PRINTING COMPANY, Inc.
Elkln, N. C.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 193?
Entered at the post office at Elkln, N. C., as
C. 8. FOSTER... JreaMent
H. F. LAFFOON , Secretary-Treasurer
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, PER YEAR
In the State, $1.50 Out of the State, 92-00
It used to be that a boy's chance of be
coming President was one in fifty million.
Now it is only one in 127 million.
With so many of us making monkeys of
ourselves, it ought not to be so hard to find
the missing link.
There's always something to be thank
ful for: This cold weather has been no time
for bathing beauties to pose for pictures for
Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas tonight!
Christmas in the lands of the fir-tree and
Christmas in lands of the palm-tree and vine,
Christmas where snow peaks stand solemn
Christmas where cornfields stand sunny
Christmas where children are hopeful and
Christmas where old men are patient and
gray, „ . -x
Christmas where peace, like a dove in its
Broods o'er brave men in the thick of the
Everywhere, everywhere Christmas tonight!
For the Christ-child who comes is the Master
No palace too great, no cottage too small.
Comforting thought, that last, and one
that finds echo in our thoughts at this
Chrismas time, for we have no better way
than through these columns to reach a
friendly hand and speak a hearty Christmas
greeting to all our friends and patrons,
whether in palace great or cottage small.
And in all sincerity we are doing just that.
To some it cannot be a "merry" Christ
mas, but we are coveting for one and all a
full measure of peace and contentment and
all the joy this glorious Yuletide season can
bring to them.
And Now It Is Admitted
The Wall Street Journal, spokesman for
industry and ever watchful of industry's
dollars carried this editorial comment in a
"The one Sine qua non for revival of nor
mal business is return of confidence among
business men, and the one sure way to prevent
that return is to keep business men in constant
fear of further extension of social frontiers
by methods which have thus far stifled confi
Apparently the administration's interest
in the forgotten man, which is to say the
extension of "social frontiers," is the colored
boy in the woodpile. For here is one of the
Journal's bright young analyzers, backstand
ing the boss in the remarkable "discovery"
that the "leftist group" of the Roosevelt ad
ministration is playing for time, hoping that
as the nation emerges from the present re
cession, it can begin all over again extending
the "social frontiers."
I}he Journal declares:
"There is one difficulty in the way of
achievement of this program. It is predicated
on the assumption that business confidence
can be revived by a 'breathing spell' sufficient
ly to permit a renewal of the asphyxiation by
further reforms . . . Business is not quite so
naive as all that. If the present Congress
does not furnish tangible evidence that the war
upon business has been stopped, we shaU not
emerge from the present recession, but rather
drop into something like a major depression
whose length and depth cannot be measured."
There you have an acknowledgment that
it is within the power of business to loosen
things up, if it wills. But business will con
tinue its sit-down strike or renew it, unless
government meets its demand to stop plan
ning for social improvement and steer a
course back to the good old days of holding
companies and incorporated yachts.
Here is admission that the power to re
store prosperity rests in the hands of our
captains of industry, which is equal to the
admission that these captains could have
prevented this "recession" if it had not
suited their purpose better to initiate and
And thus the feud between business
and government continues. The stake is
great—-"social 1 frontiers." Government wants
them extended, business says they must be
abandoned, and along with them all tax
shackles that compel business to bear its
share of the cost of reliof and the expense
of government. Business has the whip hand
and proposes to use the lash until it gets j
what it wants. It is that and little else.
Aiid such has been the suspicion in
many minds until the Wall Street Journal
comes out in plain words and replaces sus
picion with certainty.
Farmers Should Organise, But —
• v A contributor to the People's Forum
column of the Raleigh News and Observer,
has this to say:
"I noticed that Harry B. Caldwell, State
Grange master, is in Washington opposing'
what Grange members here in North Caro
lina want because perhaps the National
Grange, representing by far and large the
dairy industry of the West long protected by
tariffs, fears that any legislation that might
grant some measure of equal rights to tobac
co and cotton growers could conceivably nulli
fy some of their benefits long enjoyed . . .
Approached in another way, is Mr. Caldwell
representing the expressed will of the major
ity of his members, or is he representing the
expressed will of the national leaders?
We think that is a fair question to ask,
and if the facts square with the contention
that he is so acting, then the head of the
State Grange will be strengthened in his
prestige. If he is not, then the farmers of
North Carolina, members or not, may find
themselves expecting something they won't
It should not be held against Mr J Cald
well that he has been in North Carolina for
only a few years, and that he comes from a
section whose problems are not all the same
as our own. If he possesses qualities of
leadership he should be recognized on that
basis; and if he is a real leader he will sense
the danger of running counter to the wishes
of his members.
Railway engineers are getting eight to
ten dollars a day as against the farm la
borer's one dollar, largely because the engi
neers are organized. The moral is that far
mers should organize. They are among the
very few who let the buyer set the price for
what they have to sell, whether it be labor
In the past farm organizations have
sold the farmer down the river when they
began dabbling in politics. The old Farm
er's Alliance lost its prestige and its ability
to serve that way. Which is not to say that
farmers should not be heard in the political
arena, for they should. Above all others
they should. But their voice should be that
of Jacob, and they should hold themselves
away from political short-cuts that some
times causes them to meet themselves com
' Keeping Christmas
Christmas again! How time flies for
we oldsters; how it drags for the young-'
sters; and how quickly the younger become
We are in the midst of circumstances
that may serve to dampen our outward en
thusiasm at this Christmas time, but there
will be an inward happiness and peacefulness
if we will but search the depths of our own
souls for happiness gems that we may not
have suspected are hidden there.
It is tragic to think that we are cele
brating the birth of Christ who came to
bring Peace on Earth and Goodwill to Man,
with the world sitting on a veritable poHvder
Hteg; with the inhumanity of man's greed
about to be demonstrated, if not already that,
as it has never been demonstrated before;
with nations and men at each other's throats
in mortal combat, and with others, profes
sing peace, but engaged in no less signifi
cant antagonism to the teachings of Him
who gave His life that others might live.
But we can find recompense for this
dark outlook if we will but take to our hearts
these words from Hen*y Van Dyke, and
adopt them as a part of our Christmas pro
"There is a better thing than the observ
ance of Christmas Day, and that is, Keeping
"Are you willing to forget what you have
done for other people, and to remember what
other people have done for you; to ignore what
the world owes you, and to think what you owe
» the world; to own that the only good reason
for your existence, is not what you are going
to get out of life, but what you are going to
"Are you willing to stoop down and con
sider the needs and the desires of little chil
dren, to remember the weakness and loneli
ness of people who are growing old; to stop
asking how much your friends love you, and
ask yourself whether you love them enough;
to try to understand what those who live in
the same house with you really want, without
waiting for them to tell you; to trim jjour lamp v
so it will give more light and less smoke, and
to carry it in front so that your shadow will
fall behind you; to make a grave for your ugly
thoughts and a garden for your kindly feel
ings, with the gate open—are you willing to do
these things for a day? Then you can keep
"Are you willing to believe that love is the
strongest thing in the world —stronger than
hate, stronger than evil, strohger than death—
and that the true concept of human relation
ship is to do unto others as you would have
. them do unto you? Then you can keep
"And if you can keep it for a day, why not
always? But you can never keep it alone."
* And as we come to extend the season's
greetings to all our patrons and friends, we
can wish for them no greater happiness than
we are certain will come if they will under
take to "keep Christmas" by these simple
rules laid down by Van Dyke.
TOE ELKIN TRIBUNE, ETRTN NORTH CAR PUNA
(By C. M. Dickson)
There is no light equal to day
If you would destroy a thing,
pluck it out by the roots.
If a parson is "determined" to
fall, he shouldn't soar that the fall
will prove fatal.
The owl, the parrot, and the
peacock may be termed symboli
cal of "darkness," "imitation" and
"gaudiness," respectively. S
The hen sometimes "lies" about
*' Store -
in two ways: 1.
■ dates the ama
teur house -
keeper who has
J not learned to
make biscuits. 2. It takes the
burden off the ones who are
slightly "indisposed" about meal
While some people profit by
seeing the "world," others are
destroyed by seeing it.
It is perfectly ridiculous for a
person to stick his finger in the
fire Just to see whether or not the
fire will burn it.
No tyrant is greater than he
who shackles youth with the fet
ters of ignorance.
The traits of a gentleman are
propelled from within—not from
The thought is usually the fath
er of the act.
An evil thought should be
smothered before It takes time to
Falsehood cannot stand the
There are no folks like home
The person who does not coop
erate with his "better-self" is
doomed to destruction.
The greatest evidence that a
person likes the truth is that he
No man can bosom a serpent
and not be bitten.
Though the foliage of a tree be
green, if the heart be rotten, the
tree will soon decay.
How tragic for one to wade
through oceans of advice and still
be strangled on the shore of de
Ronda Route 2, Dec.20 —Rev. R.
J. Pardue filled his regular ap
pointment at the serviceo here at
Bethel the second Sunday morn
ing. There was a good service also
held in the evening, with a splen
did sermon by Rev. Lloyd Pardue
of Elkin. Four new deacons were
ordained at this meeting: Messrs
D. S. Gilliam, Seamon Dobbins,
Charles T. Jones and Wayne
Stroud. Rev. Albert Qilley and
Rev. Mr. Pardue assisted the pas
tor in the ordination. A very good
congregation was present includ
ing several visitors.
Mrs. N. E. Burchett recently
visited her gradaughter, Mrs. Sam
Price at Greensboro.
Miss Ollie Mae James of near
Winston-Salem, spent last Tues
day here visiting Mesdames W. H.
and Charles Jones.
Mr. Walter Durham and family
moved, to a house here on the J.
B. Armstrong farm, last Monday
from Swan Creek.
Mrs. J. T. Stroud, Misses Norma
and Kathleen Gilliam were in
Elkin shopping last Saturday
Mrs. W. A. Pardue and sons
Messers. Millard and Major Pardue
visited their daughter and sister,
Mrs. A. P. Woodruff and family
near Boonville last Sunday.
Dewey Myers, who has been
spending some time in South Car
olina, returned to his home near
here last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Gilley and
little son James D., moved last
week to a farm near Dobson.
Miss Hallie Harris had as her
guest last week-end. Miss Effie
Ball from Winston-Salem.
Mrs. G. P. Pardue, went to be
with her mother and family, Mrs.
Hort filler, near West Jefferson,
during the funeral and burial of
sister nee Miss Blanche EUer, who
died at the Wilkes Hospital last
We are having a good Sunday
School and named have been
drawn so everyone will be remem
bered with a gift. An • offering
from the Sunday School of SIB.OO
was taken and sent to the Baptist
Orphanage. The children are all
looking forward to a happy
Christmas. —Let us all think of
what a precious gift we have and
the abiding love and peace. A
happy Christmas to all.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones and
D. S. Gilliam attended the singing'
at Shoaly Branch church last
Mr. and Mrs. Jones Vanhoy of
North Elkin were the guest of
relatives here last Sunday.
There will be a Christmas Tree
and a brief exercise at the church
here next Sunday morning at 10
o'clock Dec. 26, also a sermon by
Rev. Mr. Oilley. A good congrega
tion is expected.
There is nothing else in nature
like the wings of an insect. The
wings of a bird, or of a bat, are
merely made-over fore legs; fly
ing fishes glide along on their
fins, and flying squirrels glide by
means of skin streched between
the fore and hind legs; but in
sects have wings originally made
for the purpose of flying.
NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND
WHEREAS, on the 19th day of
April, 1935, W. J. Lawrence and
Katie Lawrence, executed and de
livered unto W. O. McGibony,
Trustee for The Federal Land
Bank of Columbia, a certain deed
of trust which is recorded in the
office of the Register of Deeds for
Surry County, North Carolina, in
Book 132, at page 29; and
WHEREAS, default has been
made in the payment of the in
debtedness thereby secured as
therein provided, and the trustee
has been requested by the owner
and holder thereof to exercise the
power of sale therein contained:
NOW, THEREFORE, under and
by virtue of the authority confer
red by the said deed of trust, the
undersigned Trustee will on the
17th day of January, 1938, at the
Courthouse Door of Surry County,
North Carolina, at twelve o'clock
noon offer for sale to the highest
bidder for cash, the following real
All that certain piece, parcel or
tract of land known as the form
er D. J. Melton farm and contain
ing One Hundred Twenty and
one-half (120.50) acres, more or
less, situate, lying and being in
Bryan Township, County of Sur
ry and -State of North Carolina,
having such shape, metes, courses
and distances as will more fully
appear by reference to a plat
thereof made by C. F. Fields, Sur
veyor, on the 9th day of June,
1923, a copy of which is now on
file with The Federal Land Bank
of Columbia, and being bounded
on the North by the lands of E.
W. Hanes; on the East by. the
lands of J. M. Bates and J. F.
Fields; on the South by the lands
of W. T. Snow; and on the West
by the lands of M. A. Dockery
and W. T. Snow.
This the 17th day of December,
W. O. McGIBONY, Trustee.
By; ROBT. A. FREEMAN,
Agent and Attorney for
1 For Sale—One Pointer, well broke,
good retriever. Price right. ..See
B. J. Settle. North Elkin. ltp
For Sale: Hot point electric stove,
; A-l condition. Sacrifice price.
I Call 241. ltc
For rent—•Three-room apartment
on first floor. Private bath.
Mrs. Carl Chappell, phone
Do you want plenty of eggs from
strong, fast growing young
chicks? If so feed Panamin. We
have It. Abernethy's, A Good
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FREE! If excess acid causes yon
Stomach Ulcers, Qas Pains, In
digestion, Heartburn, Belching,
Bloating, Nausea, get free sam
ple doctor's prescription, Udga,
at Turner Drug Co. 6-3p
We bay scrap iron and metals.
Double Eagle Service Co., Sk
in. N. C. tfc
Wanted to repair radios. Our
expert thoroughly knows his
business. Prices right. Harris
Electric Co., Elkin, N. C. tfc
Plumbing and Heating j
ELKIN PLUMBINGAND HEATING CO. '
Phone 254 Elkin, N. C.
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PHONE 70 ELKIN, N. C.
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jl Wishing You An Old-Fashioned g
| Merry Christmas |
For your patronage during the past year we are
truly grateful. May this Christmas be the best TO
yet and the New Year brim full of good things for
m you and yours!
1 ELKIN BOTTLING CO. I
fi C. A. McNeil, Prop. Elkin, N. C. S
Thursday, December 28, 1937 1
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
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
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
A Yadkin farm, 72 acres at Swan
Creek. Let us show you this
6 rm. cottage in W. Elkin at a
price that will pay net 10 per
cent on your investment. See
us about this investment.
REICH & HUNT