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This, That And
The Other.
On last Thursday a hurried and
worried mother stopped me on the
street to ask whether there was an
angel’s costume in our home. I had
to admit that none of us owns such
heavenly garments and she went
on to tell me that she simply had
to get hold of one or improvise
one before night. I remarked that
she might use a white nightie as a
foundation and drape over it what
ever could be found that seemed
most suitable and was amazed
to be told that there wasn’t a white
nightie in that home. Just pajamas.
My being surprised is proof that I
am old fashioned.
But there is this to be said in
favor of the 1 nighties: They can on
occasion .double for other apparel
as I suggested; and it is certain
that even to modern eyes a pa
jamaed angel would look queer.
When it comes to giving Christ
mas presents there are ideas and
ideas. Some believe a gift at that
time should not be a necessity, but
something that the recipient could
not otherwise afford: others hold
that it is far better to give what
is needed. Probably most older mar
ried couples belong to the latter
school of thought. Those to whom
luxuries seem necessities never can
realize how luxurious it may seem
to possess an article long needed
but not owned.
I have little patience with the
wives who demand to be told in
some flowery way that their hus
bands love them, when said hus
bands are working hard on the job
of making a living and have scant
time and less money for fancy fix
ings. I pity the woman who can not
translate the language of kitchen
shelves into messages of affec’ion
when her husband works extra
hours making them for her. Tied
roses, jew’elry and boxes of choco
lates have their uses —and abuses—
but so do winter underthings and
1 have been reliably informed that
for Christmas I am to receive from
the partner of my joys and sor
rows a specially constructed wood
box with a handle. If he can only
be persuaded to add at least one
gallon of paint for the kitchen
floor, I shall feel tb / .oanta Claus
really came
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'Ajere is so much of suf
fering, and sc ow in the world—
wars, knd of wars, earth
quakes, v©K-nic eruptions, floods,
shipwreck, deaths by violence
that one feels callous and selfish
to think long of self and purely
personal plans.
The only possible foundation for
joy is the knowledge that Peace on
Earth is not an impossibility and
that our efforts in that direction,
feeble and intermittent though they
be, may help to bring nearer that
era ‘‘by prophet baTds foretold.”
And that joy, through Him who
came to bring it, is what I wish for
Church News
Hephizibah W. M. S.
Mesdames Oris Horton and L. R.
Evans were hostesses to thirty-one
members of the Hephzibah W. M.S.
at the regular meeting last week.
After the program and business
session a social hour was enjoyed
with a special program of its own.
The home of Mrs. Horton, where
the meeting was held, was beauti
fied with Christmas decorations
among which was a Christmas tree
from which each one present re
ceived a gift.
On Wednesday night of this week
there will be a Christmas program
with presents for the children of the
Baptist Sunday School. Exercises
begin at 7 o’clock.
Mrs. J. C. Wilson’s class of girls
accompanied by some friends went
to the Free Will Orphanage at Mid
dlesex one day last week to take
an offering for Christmas for the
children there.
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Officers and teachers of the Bap
tist Church and Sunday School
were installed on last Sunday at
the beginning of the worship hour.
Methodist Church
Church School at the Methodist
Church, 10 a. m.. Dr. J. F. Coltrane,
Supt. Let everybody be on time.
Divine worship at 11 a. m. Con
ducted by Rev. J. W. Bradley, the
pastor, subject, “ The Wonderful
Christ.” Members expected, friends
At 7 p. m. a program sponsored
by the college students and high
school pupils entitled: “Students
Recognition Day,’’ will be rendered
All prospective college students
and every body interested in reli
gious educaton should attend. Cor
dial invitation to all.
Do your Christmas trading in
Because this is the last issue of this paper for 1936, the Record office and
shop force will for once displace the Public Character that we may extend to all
readers best wishes for a joyous Christmas and a glad New Year. We have ap
preciated all the cooperation given us in the past and shall try to merit its con
tinuation by serving you better in 1937.
Most Sincerely,
Wakelon Statement
In average attendance our high
school has made a slow but steady
progress for the last eight years.
The average attendance for the last
month in the high school was 251.2.
This is the largest that the high
school has ever recorded.
In the grammar school our year
ly average attendance has decreas
ed for the last two years, on ac
count of the establishment of a
school at Rolesville. The average
daily attendance in the grammar
school has remained practically
the same for the last two years.
We lost two teachers last year in
the grammar chool, but this was
due to irregular attendance on ac
count of sickness and bad weather.
In the high school we gained a
tea her, and thi 1 -- was due to an in
crease average in high school pu
The high school, at present, of
fers courses es study in Agricul
ture, Home Economics, Commercial
work, Science, and the regular lit
erary course. In all of the courses
certain fundamental subects as
English, some mathematics, and
United States History as required.
Each of these courses is given with
the idea of special preparation for
those who choose to follow work in
any of these respective fields.
The library is the most efficient
this year it has ever been. This is
due to the fact that the W. P. A. is
furnishing a full time librarian in
the person of Mrs. Jones. The li
brarian has mended and catalogued
the books in our libraries and be
sides our own books in the Olivia
Raney Library, of Raleigh, and
brings hundreds of new books from
this library to our library each
month. The librarians woTk in co
operation with our teachers, has
done much to quicken the spirit of
reading in the school.
We are continuing public school
music under Miss White, and this
makes possible a high school glee
club. We are now allowed to give
Club Column
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Judges Come Wednesday Night
Judges for the outdoor Christmas
decorations in Zebulon are: Mrs.
E. R. Anderson, Mrs. J. T. Allen,
Mrs. M. T. Todd and Mrs. C. S.
Hobgood, all of Wendell.
They will come to Zebulon on
Wednesday night to inspect the
decorations as visible from the
streets and their decision will be
printed in this paper next week.
This friendly co-opt-. ation from
members of the Carden Club of
our sister town is mu h a; predated
All residents of Zebulon aie eli
gible for entry in the contest and
it is hoped that many will take
part in this beautification of our
town for the Christmas season.
Mrs. R. H. Bridgets,
Chinn, Civics.
one unit of credit for work done in
the glee club, under certain restric
The lunch room has been remodel
t-ti, and is now adequate to accom
modate our children in relays: That
is, the high school in one group,
grammar school in another group,
and the primary children in anoth
er group.
The janitor is required to clean
the toilet seats daily. This is done
to guard the health of our children.
We are making advancement in
physical education. Under the direc
tion of Mr. Pepper, and Miss Mac-
Fadyen this department of our
school has gone forward rapidly.
Work was again started on the
gymnasium Tuesday and will con
tinue until finished.
The facts as sighted above sho .v
some of the things that your school
has done to keep abreast of the de
mand made on it.
Here are some of the things that
we need to make the school more
1— Better roads.
2 More adequate truck facilities
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By 'esryl
Well, today’s the day they give
babies away, or something. .
Which brings to mind the young
man of our town who years ago
said that Santa Claus came down
the chimney, filled up the stock
ings and then got in bed with
A local young married man re
cently informed me that he had
written to Gypsy Rose Lee, and
l completely forgot the matter
until a few days ago when 1 saw
him on the street.
Pulling him over to one side I
“ Well did you hear from the
letter you wrote the Gypsy Rose
a few days back?”
“And how!” he answered.
“Is that so!” 1 ejaculated, “I
can hardly believe you hear
from her.’’
I didn’t say 1 heard from her,
1 said I heard from the letter,”
my friend replied, “my wife
found it before I had a chance
to mail it. and 1 heard plenty
from it!”
The other Sunday afternoon the i
Ijttle lady and I were coming from
Raleigh way when we began to
meet amazing phenomena which
look more i:ke abh k chalk mark
on a sheet of snr / than anytning
else. Natu:;.“; puzzled we stopped
the e r and watched several appear
on the horizon toward Zebulon and
djsapvai to vard Raleigh. Finally
Riving up, we drove on and stopped
at the ih xt filling station to in
quire about the steraks of dark.
“Oh, them ?” replied our host at
the station, “them ain’t streaks,
them’s niggers, they just had a
shooting over to Zebulon and th,*m
is the innocent bystanders gitting
out o’ range.”
One word descriptions of the
famous “three” low priced mo
tor cars heard about town :
We come, with this issue, to the
time of the year to make resolu
tions galore. Any kind of resolu
tion you want to make doesn’t mat
ter, just so you make them.
I always turn over a new leaf or
two, but, like the little girl who
turned over hers, the wind always
blows them back over again, so why
waste the effort.
Effortlessly yours,
The Swashbuckler.

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