THE ELKIN TRIBUNE
Published Every Thursday by
ELK PRINTING COMPANY, Inc.
Elkin, N. C.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1937
Entered at the post office at Elkin, N. C., as
C. S. FOSTER. —-President
H. F. LAFFOON ...Secretary-Treasurer
SUBSCRIPTION RATES, PER TEAR
In the State. $1.50 Oat of the State, $2.00
There ought to be plenty of good sec
ond-hand New Year's resolutions available,
if you happen to need one.
Nineteen Thirty-Seven, with its sit-down
strikes and congressional disappointments
counted out, hasn't been so all-fired bad af
Betcha the concern that sponsored Mae
West and her "Adam and Eve" skit, will be
powerful hard to sell another gold-brick to.
And besides, if the inimitable Mae is go
ing to start keeping company with such fel
lows as Charlie McCarthy, we'd count it a
privilege to high-hat her on the way up.
Anyhow, the least of Bill Payne's wor
ries will be the charge of reckless driving.
Nay, nay, Pauline! To retire capital
doesn't mean to put it under the pillow for
Herr Hitler is so good at renouncing
agreements that we have the abiding hope
that someday he'll decide to renounce that
cute little bunch of bristle on his lip.
Why, we're asking, should the bathing
girl give so much thought to the newest
styles in rain coats.
According to Carey Williams: "Even the
fellow who has been blinded by love regains
his sight sufficiently to visit the bright
lights after he is married."
Most any wife will admit that matri
mony is a lot like' carving a beautiful statue
out of a block of very rough marble.
Happy New Year
We would not close our books at the end
of the year without making note of an asset
that is tremendously important to us—the
goodwill and co-operation of the people of
this community. And our ledger would be
all out of balance if it did not record an ex
pression of our sincere appreciation of the
support of our friends and patrons. We take
this means of thanking one and all for every
courtesy extended us during nineteen thirty
seven, and to Rledge them the fullest service
of which we are capable during the year that
is immediately ahead.
It is fitting, as we are about to step
across the threshold of the New Year, to
pause and take stock of ourselves. When we
count our actual assets as individuals and
check them against our liabilities, we will
find a difference between the two that
should challenge our interest: cause us to set
out to correct and achieve, or determine to
exceed. Nineteen thirty-eight will spell suc
cess or failure for us largely by the manner
in which we take our inventory and make
application of our findings.
We covet for Elkin and Surry county
that spirit of friendly cooperation that is so
essential for community progress—that pull
ing together, that teamwork, that looking
ahead, so necessary if we are to work out
our destiny with credit to ourselves. And so
at the beginning of this New Year, both city
and county should be taking stock of our pos
sibilities and our responsibilities and profit
from the experiences of the past. We should
be planning our work and working our plan,
to the end that bigger and better achieve
ment in the interest of all our people may
With all the uncertainty and fear that
has characterized the latter months of the
dying year, nineteen thirty-seven has not
been so bad after all. Without attempting to
fix the blame for the uneasiness we would
point to a few factors that seem to belie any
justification for the extent of this "reces
A resume of Christmas trading reveals
that the retail trade has enjoyed a greater
volume of business than the tradesmen had
allowed themselves, under the circumstances,
to expect. This is so in North Carolina and
practically all over the nation. That could
n't be if the people were not semi-prosperous
The farm income in North Carolina has
increased nearly fifty million dollars for
1937 over 1936. And this in spite of the "re
cession" in the price of cotton. Fifty million
dollars is a lot of money—and that mind you
is the increase, not the total. That increase
may be credited to the fact that North Car
olina farmers are diversifying—a trend for
which we all should be thankful. This in
crease in farm income is not confined to this
state but includes almost every other South
ern commonwealth, and is a sure indication
that diversification is helping all of them.
And so this satisfactory volume of
Christmas buying; this increase in farm
revenue, plus other encouraging factors, in
dicates that we, are making ghosts of the
shadows, and as we begin a new year we
should scare them away, brush them aside
and go boldly forth—unafraid.
In the meantime we are wishing for all
our family of readers, for our patrons and
friends all of the good things that the New
Year can bring to them.
Above Them All
The beginning of a new year finds the
world topsy-turvy and all out of kilter, po
litically, spiritually, economically and moral
ly. Men and nations are at each other's
throats and all hard put to it to find excuse
for the turmoil. The war that was fought
to end wars, seems instead to have been the
spawning field for more and worse wars.
Nations and individuals have their own
panacea, their own program which they in
sist must be adopted if the world is to be
saved. To some socialism is the only hope;
to Italy, Germany and Japan, nationalism is
the sole salvation; to the democratic nations
dernocracy and the authority of the people to
govern themselves must be universally
adopted before peace and contentment can
It has become a battle of systems and
the trouble is that neither can see the faults
in their-own nor the good in tne other. There
is no inclination to sit down calmly and sep
arate the wheat from the chaff.
The truth is that communism, national
ism, or capitalism and the systems they
sponsor—any one of them—would cure the
ills of the world today, if threaded through
the warp and woof of that system were the
principles of love and righteousness laid
down by Jesus Christ. If the program of
Him whose birth we have so freshly honor
ed were universally adopted, there would be
no war in China or Spain, no mangled bodies
of human beings; no hunger and want in our
own land of boasted freedom and opportun
ity. Nations would be buying with money in
stead of blood their places in the sun; indus
try would be collecting its profits only after
the human cogs in its machine are made
And that is something that people who
answer to the name of Christians should be
thinking about at the beginning of this new
year. Their's should be a militant rather than
a passive religion. If they really hope for
peace on earth and goodwill to man they
should preach this doctrine from the house
top. They should vote and act and work for
it. They should even engage in the modern
method of propaganda to bring it about.
They should undertake to sell righteousness
to the world with the same determination
that makers of tooth paste press their
It is high time that Christianity dons
the armor of battle and goes out to fight for
the principles of righteousness. High time
that we begin living our religion instead of
giving it only lip-service—for it is the
world's sole hope, no matter which system
An Iredell Farmer's Program
Mr. W. C. Wooten, Iredell county farm
er, who lives in the Statesville erosion con
trol demonstration area, is putting the ugly,
badly eroded and otherwise useless areas of
his farm to work providing food and cover
for quail, insect-eating birds and other wild
It is his purpose to put every acre of his
land to some sort of use. Shrubs, lespedeza
sericea and other plants that are calculated
to check erosion and provide food and cover
for wildlife, are being planted in ugly gullies,
badly washed and galled areas, and neglected
Mr. Wooten already has four small wild
life demonstration areas on his farm. He has
planted three acres and all terrace outlets
for this purpose. He will heal over a num
ber of other ugly eroded spots on his farm
with shrubs and other vegetation; plans to
make every effort to keep fire out of the
woods, and while he expects to have more
ganfe for himself and friends to hunt, he will
insist on a strict adherence to the game laws,
and the rule of common sense that will give
reasonable assurance of a continuity of the
This farmer is not one of the younger
variety enthused with a new idea. He is
above sixty. His children are out in the
world and he is doing his own planning and
a lot of the work. It is doubtful whether he
will shoulder a gun more than twice in the
hunting season. But he will get a lot of
pleasure from ministering to wildlife and
planning their comfort. And in the process
he will be removing some unsightly places
on his farm.
He has almost reached the age when
farmers usually are willing to let things rock
along as they will without adopting new
practices or employing modern methods.
Because he is maintaining an open mind and
adapting himself to new conditions, he will
be growing old gracefully, and we think he
Under the erosion control program,
there are hundreds of farmers in North Car
olina doing the same thing. There should be
hundreds more. For wHen the present
troublous days are behind us, we will have
reason to be thankful for the government's
interest (or meddling, if you prefer to look
at it that way) in these activities.
THE EL KIN TRIBUNE, ELKIN. NORTH CAROLINA
I NEWS FROM THE I
Dobson, Dec, 27. Greetings
and best wishes to The Tribune
for a prosperous New Year, as well
as to its readers. Christmas is
about to be a thing of the past,
save memories of a glad, happy;
season of loving and giving.
The Woman's Missionary So
ciety of Dobson Baptist church
met at the church Monday even
ing. The main topic discussed
was "Good Tidings to All People,"
with special emphasis on the an
nual Lottie Moon offering.
The program, led by Mrs. Mock,
was opened with a Christmas
carol, "O, little Town of Bethle
hem." Scripture by the president,
Miss Norman, Luke 2nd chapter,
prayer. Mrs. Mock, leader, spoke
briefly on the Christmas season,
which stirs hearts with tender
memories and highest aspirations,
the time when the good are at
their best and in evil hearts a
stirring impulse toward the bet
ter things of life.
Those who assisted in the pro
gram were: Miss Norman, Mrs.
j Hampton and Miss Shores. A con
tribution was taken for the Lot
tie Moon offering. A special fea
ture of the program was a violin
solo, "O, Holy Night," by Sidney
Jones, Jr., accompanied by Miss
Miss Norman summarized brief
ly the general ideas of the topic
discussed. Next meeting to be held
with Mrs. W. L. Reece. '
The Methodist S. S. participated
in a Christmas service and tree
on Christmas Eve. Mr. E. M. Bry
ant was leader of ceremonies.
On Saturday evening, at the
close of Christmas day, the Bap
tist s. S. held a service. The
beautiful Christmas tree delighted
the younger Sunday School goers
and 15 prizes were given for per
fect attendance during the year.
Rev. c. W. Russell read the
Christmas story and gave a splen
did talk on the spirit of the sea
Others who contributed to the
program were Supt. W. L. Reece
and Prof. A. H. Wolfe. Christmas
carols interspersed the service
with violin accompaniment by
Sidney Jones, Jr.
Rev. C. W. Russell filled his reg
ular appointment at the Meth
odist church, Sunday morning,
leaving with his family immedi
ately after to visit his mother at
Mr. and Mrs. Will Poyner and
children of Moyock, Dr. and Mrs.
Brooks Freeman of Randleman,
Mr. and Mrs. James Freeman of
Wiston-Salem, Miss Rachel Free
man of New York, Miss Clara
Freeman of Marion and Mr. and
Mrs. R. C. Freeman of Elkin spent
the week-end with their mother,
Mrs. Maude Freeman.
Misses Thelma Comer, Julia
Comer, Lucile Freeman and Kath
ryn Folger spent the holidays in
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Threatte
and Betty June spent the Christ
mas holidays at Bennettsville, S.
Miss Mary Bettie Norman vis
ited friends in Raleigh Thursday
and Friday, attending the wed
ding of Miss Powers at which she
sang "O, Promise Me."
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McNeil of
Carthage are visiting the family
of Mr. and Mrs. Brady Norman.
Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Harris.
Mrs. S. K. Harkrader, Mr. and
Mrs. Trent Harkrader, Mrs. Mag
gie Lewellyn, Misses Margaret
and Helen Harkrader are off to
Florida, seeking the sunny land
of flowers and winter's springlike
Marianne Mock spent Thursday
with Mary Lisles Freeman in Elk
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hancock
and Linda Hancock, are spending
this week at Prosperity, S. C. with
Mrs. Hancock's parents.
Atty. and Mrs. A. D. Folger,
Lon Jr. and Jack Folger and Mrs.
Emma Hampton and Henry
Hampton were dinner guests at
the Reece Home Sunday.
Rev. and Mrs. W. V. Brown are
spending the holidays at their old
home near Oak Grove, the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Foster Pinnix. ,
A number of relatives and
friends gathered at the home of
F. L. Cheek Sunday and gave him
a surprise dinner in celebiation
of his birthday anniversary. Dur
ing the afternoon group singing
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Collins are
visiting Mrs. Collins' parents. Rev.
and Mrs. Adams, at Austin, Wilkes
Mr. and Mrs. James West and
family spent Christmas Day in
Winston-Salem, the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Clyde West, the former
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Dobbins of
Elkin are visiting friends in this
section during the holidays.
Friends of Lon Cheek will re-
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gret to know that he has been ill
James Riley, another leading
citizen of this community, is very
feeble at this time, we rgret to
Ronda, Route 2, Dec. 27. —Rev.
Albert Oilley, a local minister,
spoke at the church here last Sun
day morning at the Christmas ex
ercises. He based his talk on the
birth of Christ and stressed St.
John 12:32: "And I, if I be lifted
up from (he earth will draw all
men unto me," which was very
impressive. There were some reci
tations by the children, some
Christmas carols sung and the
gifts were distributed by the
The children from Ronda school
are having a vacation until Jan
uary the 3rd.
Mr. and Mrs. Turner Harris
and little son, James of Winston-
Salem, were the gilests of relatives
here last Thursday.
Rebecca Pardue, little daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Pardue has
been ill with scarlet fever.
Mrs. Callie Waddell of Elkin
has been visiting her sister here,
Mrs. N. E. Burchett.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Oreen of
Winston-Salem are the guests of
the former's mother and family
during the holidays, Mrs. J. B.
Misses Norma and Katheririe
Giliam accompanied their aunt,
Mrs. W. A. Stroud to her home at
Wilkesboro last Saturday where
they will be her guests for several
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Triplett,
Mrs. David R. Gilliam and chil
dren, D. R., Jr., and Carol, spent
Christmas day in Winston-Salem
and were the dinner guests of
Mrs. J. A. Vanhoy and family.
Mrs. J. N. Weatherman spent
Christmas day and Sunday here
with her daughter and family,
Mrs. J. F. Mathis.
Atty. Dumont Eskridge from
Hillsboro visited his father here
during the holidays, Mr. S. T.
Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Gilliam of
this place entertained at dinner
Christmas day for Mr. Gilliam's
mother and family. About 2:30 p.
m. all assembled in a room and
sang some Christmas carols, then
came the happy time for the chil
dren and grownups too, when the
gifts were exchanged that had
been placed around the Christmas
tree.This has been a custom at the
Gilliam home for several years.
Mr. T. rt. Green has been con
fined to his room for several days
with illness, but is better we are
glad to note.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fowler of
near Mr. Airy were visitors of
Rev. and Mrs. Albert Gilley last
Sunday. Mrs. Fowler is a sister
of Mrs. Gilley.
Mrs. C. W. Gilliam returned to
Winston-Salem last Saturday af
ternoon with her daughters, Mrs.
J. B. Armstrong and Mrs. Louis
Ferlazzo to be their guests for a
Mr. and Mrs. Seaman Dobbins
of Elkin spent last Saturday and
Sunday with Mrs. Dobbins parents
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Stroud.
Mrs. J. B. Green has been suf
fering with a severe cold that
keeps her confined to her room,
we regret to note.
Mr. and Mrs. Ulas Vestal of the
Fall Creek community visited the
latter's parents last Sunday, Mr.
and Mrs. Elza St John.
• Mr. and Mrs. Dan Gilliam vis
ited Rev. R. J. Pardue for a while
last Sunday afternoon and called
to see several neighbors and
A very interesting program was
given by the junior girls and pri
mary departments of the Sunday
school at Pleasant Hill . church
Christmas Eve. Miss Bernice Well
born was in charge of the pro
gram. Interesting talks were made
by the pastor and several individ
uals during the service. Many
lovely gifts were distributed from
the tree and the Sunday school
gave each child from the Inter
mediate department to the begin
ners a gift.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Burcham
visited Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Bur
cham of the Little Elkin commun
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cockerham of
Austin were the Sunday guests of
J. T. Cockerham and family. They
were accompanied home by Miss
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hinson
and family visited Mrs. Kate Hin
son at North Elkin Sunday.
C. H. Day, D. W. Day and Char
lie Reavis made a business trip to
We hope to start the New Year
off with at least 300 present for
Sunday school. Everyone is urged
WITH THE SICK
The following patients have
been admitted to the local hospi
tal during the past week: Marion
Allen, Elkin; Houston Brown,
Boonville; Mrs. J. L. Doughton,
Sparta: Raymond Thompson,
Traphill; Dewey Evans, Ennis;
Harry H. Barker, Sr., Elkin; Ivan
June Chappell, Toast; Mrs. Ger
tha Davis, Boonville; Wilbern
Caudle, Thurmond; Mrs. Wilma
B. Orum, State Road; Thelma
Reynolds, Elkin; Mrs. Myrtle
Hazelwood, Dobson; Mrs. Jaunita
Fern, Oral, Maurice Myers, Ben
Patients dismissed during the
week were: Mrs. Delia Stonestreet,
State Road; Lyle Farnsworth,
West Jefferson; Mrs. Eula
Thompson, Glade Valley: Frank
B. Jester, Jonesville; Hugh Chat
ham, Elkin; Marion Allen, Elkin;
Mrs. J. L. Doughton, Sparta;
Raymond Thompson, Traphill;
Mrs. R. H. Parton, Black Moun
tain; Allen Pardue, Jonesville;
Elisha Isaacs, State Road.
In the annual Christmas light
ing contest, sponsored by the Elk
in Woman's Club, prizes were
awarded Mrs. J. R. Poindexter for
the most attractively lighted
house, Mrs. A. G. Click for the
most beautiful outdoor' tree, and
Mrs. A. O. Bryan for the pret
Many homes were attractively
lighted and the competition was
keener this year than heretofore.
Among the decorations attract
ing much comment was the min
iature church at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. J. Mark McAdams on
Church street. The church was
lighted and arranged with s, loud
speaker and each evening sactad
music was played.
CLUBS OF COUNTY
TO HOLD MEETINGS
The Mountain Park 4-H club
will meet at the Mountain Park
school at 10:45 a. m. on Wednes
day, January 5. according to a
statement Wednesday by Miss
Verna Stanton, county home dem
onstration agent. The Monutain
Park home demonstration club
will also meet on Wednesday at
2:00 p. m. at the home of Mrs.
Other meetings of the week will
be the Dobson home demonstra
tion club, which will meet in the
office of Miss Stanton on Thurs
day, January 6, at 3:00 p. m., the tJ
Low Gap 4-H club at the Low
Gap school at 10:30, and the Beu
lah and Shoals meetings, which
will be held on Friday.
Parks Real Estate Co has moved
office to Bank Building.
Auction sale of personal proper
ty at Wint Spaks old home
place west of Cycle postoffice,
January 15, 10:00 a. m. Wint
Sparks, Cycle, N. C. l-13p
For rent—large furnished room. '
Twin beds. Near bath. Heat.
Phone 97-R. Mrs. C. I. Boger,
West Main street, Elkin, N.
For rent: Four room apartment,
newly finished throughout,
hardwood floors, private bath.
Private entrance. Telephone
126-M., C. E. Chappell. tfc
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
! FREE! If excess acid causes you
Stomach Ulcers, Gas Pains, In
digestion, Heartburn, Belching,
Bloating, Nausea, get free sam
ple doctor's prescription, Udga,
at Turner Drug Co. 6-3p
We buy scrap iron and metals.
Double Eagle Service Co.. Elk
in, N. C. tfc r"
Wanted to repair radios. Our
expert thoroughly knows his
business. Prices right. Harris
Electric Co., Elkin, N. C. tfc
Squibb* Mineral Oil, quart sfaM
89c. Antacid Powder, large size
50c. Nyseptol, pint 49c. Gallon
Mineral Oil $2.25. Turner Drug
Co., Elkin, N. C. tfn
For Sale or Rent: 6-room house,
lights and well water in Jones
ville. Good condition. Price
SI,OOO. S2OO cash, balance $2,00
per week and interest. Why
pay rent? Rent $2.50 per week.
I have some bargains in both
small farms and city property.
See me for your real estate
D. C. MARTIN, Realtor .
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
A Yadkin farm, It acres at Swan
Creek. Let us show you this
6 nn. oott&ce in W. Elkin at a
price that will pay net 10 per
cent on your investment. See
us about this Investment.
REICH * HUNT gfl