THE ZEBULON RECORD
North Carolina Press Association
Published Every Friday
THE RECORD I*!'BUSHING COMPANY
Zebulon, N. C.
:HEO. B. DAVIS - Editor
Entered as second-class mail matter June 26, 1925,
.it the Postoffice at Zrbulon, North Carolina, wnw
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It is altogether the usual thing for our stores
to be gaily decorated for the Christmas trad
ing season and many of us feel that this is only
a part of their advertising campaign and means
little in any other way. However that may be,
such decorations add to the appearance of our
own, cost time and money and afford pleasure
We are glad that there is a growing custom
of decorating windows, doors and outdoor trees
at this season. Nothing we can do for the
same price gives as much beauty to so many
beholders. Candles in windows are beautiful,
but the illuminated trees surpass everything
As an instance might be mentioned the ever
green in the corner of Dr. Massey’s yard. With
its brave array of colored lights it nightly gives
the season’s greetings to all who pass. We
might mention others, but the Massey tree was
seen first —and oftenest.
take pains or endure pain
We are quite willing to admit that about the
only plaything a child cannot use to hurt him
self or some one else is a very sott rubber ball,
and that such toys soon lose their interest and
appeal for the owners. But we also claim that
taking thought before buying a toy for a child
would prevent much suffering.
'Knives, pistols-even “capshooters” —rifles
and many other articles offered for Christmas
are perhaps dearer to the childish heart be
cause of their capacity to hurt and their noise
making powers. And even a hard-hearted per
son will thrill to the joy of a child to whom
Christmas has brought such delight. The pity
of it is that so often the joy is changed to
grieving because ot injury to sclt or playmates.
Os course it is carelessness that in most in
stances causes the trouble; hut who can expect
a child to be careful, especially when excited
over new playthings? The responsibility in
large part goes back to the older person who
selected the gift. If we can t put Safety first
as the Christmas gift slogan, let us at least
place it somewhere in the list of qualifications,
that the aftermath of accidents may be small.
OUR CHRISTMAS WISH
Suppose you could have one wish realized
this Christmas what would it her If it were
wholly personal then it could not be a Christmas
wish, because the Spirit of Christmas must
leave none out. It must be a Christmas wish
to include the whole world. Christmas must be
As we approach another Christmas tide, we
have tried to condense in one short sentence
ourselves, our friends and all mankind every
where in our Christmas wish. And it is ex
pressed in these three words from the angel s
song: “On Earth Peace”—not a temporary ces
sation of things that disturb and trouble, but
a peace that conies from God into our hearts
and never departs, creating a unity and fellow
ship among men that ends all strife and em
nity, and dissipates all bitterness and hatred.
The price of peace is Preparedness, but not
in the making of arms and building of navies.
THE ZEBULON RECORD, ZEBULON, NORTH CA ROLINA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER T\V ENTY-FIRST\_I93L
It is a heart preparation that begins within each
individual, making him conscious of God’s ap
proval. and like the Prince of Peace said, it is
like heaven, it works its way outward till the
whole lump is leavened.
“On earth peace” in your heart, ‘‘the peace of
God that passeth all understanding” is our wish
to men of good-will everywhere.
May His parting benediction be our Christ
mas wish to everybody everywhere: “Peace I
leave with you, my Peace I give unto you” till
there may be perpetual and universal peace.
And this wish—our Christmas wish —it may be
realized by all who desire it fully by faithfully
following in the footsteps of one who left this
bequest to all the peoples of earth.
May the peace of God be to your heart in
time and the peace of God be to your soul in
etc. nity is our first, best and abiding Christmas
wish to you.
A CHRISTMAS GIFT
The other night I passed a friend from the coun
try on the street. We “howdied” and he said, “I
want to give you a little Christmas present. It is
not much but I want to give you this.” He handed
me a new crackly bill. I looked at it. “You don’t
want to give me this,” I said. He replied, “O yes,
I do.” “But I am sure you do not. Look at it.”
He did so and exclaimed “O!”
He is a farmer and a hard working man and I
knew he had made a mistake. It was corrected and
we both laughed happily and I went on feeling even
more pleased in my heart with the dollar bill than
if it had been the twenty.
SHIRLEY TEMPLE MONDAY NIGHT
Those who have seen the movies at Wakelon each
Monday night tell us that they are good. Shirley
Temple, the child actress, will be on next week, and
no doubt the auditorium will be filled to see this
little girl who draws down more money each week
than all of Zebulon.
“GET YOUR ‘PICTUR’ TOOK”
A Mr. Liles has just opened a picture studio next
to Antone’s store. He takes pictures. Better have
one made before you get old or ugly. Or perhaps
she would appreciate one as a Christmas gift.
Did you see those big ice trucks passing up main
street Wednesday with their rear ends coupled to
gether and one pulling the other? A man sat in
what should be the front of the rear one and
steered it around the corner. Perhaps our ice man
was just experimenting to see if he could not devise
away to do away with so many backing out from
people’s homes. It worked anyway.
IT MUST BE TRUE
If you have lived in Zebulon long you have prob
ably heard that no matter what you want you may
find it at Avon Kemp’s store. Well, the ad for two
needed numbers of The Record hadn’t much more
than been put into the mail when those copies were
handed in by Avon Kemp. We wonder why we
didn’t go there in the first place.
IT SOUNDS QUEER
On the day that the weather moderated last week
the associate editor of this paper was called to the
phone to hear the Swashbuckler ask beseechingly
if she would go out on the street and find his wife
and tell her she need not look for the chief of
police any longer.
The A. E. inquired if he had decided to surrender
peaceably and received an unappreciative snort in
reply, coupled with a further request to tell the
wife to go by the drug store and buy a dozen corks
in assorted sizes. Out on the street went the mes
sage-bearer, watched for a few seconds and saw an
anxious looking young woman swing around a cor
ner about as fast as the Ford would go with safety.
Being signaled she stopped, heard the message with
an air of relief, hurried to buy the corks and took
These folks insist the confusion, the search for
the policeman and the need for the corks were all
because of some pipes freezing and bursting, but it
looks suspicious and doesn’t make altogether good
I read this one the other day. Perhaps the men
will enjoy it if the women do not.
Mrs. B. “She told me that you told her the secret
I told you not to tell her.”
Mrs. G. “The mean thing. I told her not to tell
you I told her.”
Mrs. B. “Well, don’t tell her that I told you she
R. W. Scott M. D., of the medi
cal department at Western Re
serve University, Cleveland, Ohio,
has a collection of 5,000 human
hearts in his laboratory.
At Dr. Barbee’s office, Zebulon, N.
C., every second Tuesday from 10
a. m. to 3 p. m. Next visit will be
Tuesday, January 8, 1935
R. L. Harper
ZEBULON, N. C.
Office Zebulon Bank Bldg.
DR. J. O. NEWELL
Office next to Zebulon
Bank & Trust Bldg.
Zebulon, N. C.
M. J. SEXTON
WHAT MRS. A. J. COLLINS OF ASHEVILLE
NORTH CAROLINA SAYS ABOUT RATS
Tried preparations that killed rats but Best-Yet the only one that
prevents disagreeable odors after killing. Also like Best-Yet because
it c 'mes in powder form no mixing with other food, ready to use just
the way you e t it, you don’t have to dirty your hands. The best for
housebo’d use as it kills rats and mice only, will not hurt your cat, dog
or chickens. Comes in two sizes 2 oz. size for the home 25c. 6 oz. size
for the farm 50c. So’d and guaranteed by
Zebulon Supply Co., Genera! Store Zebulon N. C.
Zebulon Supply Co., General Store, Zebulon, N. C.
5t alternate weeks.
DR. CHAS. E. FLOWERS
Physician and Surgeon
Office hrs. 8:30-10 a m—l-3 p m
Phone: Off. 76 Res. 91
Back of F. A F. Kannans’
DR. J. F. COLTRANE
Office Hrs. 9-12:30 1:30-5
ZEBULON SUPPLY CO.
We Feed & Clothe The Family
And Furnish The Home
J. L. Stell, Dry Cleaner
Clean’g, Press’g, Dye’g, Alter’g
Hats Cleaned & Blocked Suits Made
To Measure Phone 26
J. A. KEMP AND SON
GROCERIES DRY GOODS
Zebulon Service Station
In Center of Zebulon
PUROL PEP GAS
Gas Oil Grease Washing and Polishing
FARM LOANS REAL ESTATE
.f you are interested in buying a
Fire, Wind, Tornado Insurance
farm, see me.
I). D. CHAMBLEE, Zebulon, N. C.
For Funerals and All
I THE WENDELL FLORIST
MRS. H. F. TUNNELL
Invites his friends to make
Dizor’s Cut Rate Drug Store
“home” for packages when
shopping in Raleigh. Call on
him for any service he may
render you. He sells drugs and
drinks. In center of block be
tween Commercial Bank and
Montgomery Ward and Co.
We Call For and Deliver
10 xpert Altering
Cleaning and Pressing
DR. L. M. MASSEY
Phone 82 Hrs. 9 A M to 5 P M
Office in Zebulon Drug Bldg.
IRBY I). GILL
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Zebulon, North Carolina
& LIGHT COMPANY
Investigate our Combination Rate
for Heating. Lighting & Cooking
J. M. CHEVROLET CO.
New and Used Cars
Factory Trained Mechanics
LITTLE RIVER ICE CO.
QUALITY AND SERVICE