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This, That And
The Other.
It seems that most real colum
fnists keep at hand a file of what
they have written during the year
In the fifty-second column give
a review or summary of the other
fifty-one. This, however, does not
claim to be a sure-enough column,
but merely the weekly opinions,
weakly expressed, of the wife of
the editor of a small paper.
As to what has been in this col
, umn in 1936, it was not meant to
’> be remembered and reviewed any
more than is the conversation when
one neighbor runs in for a few
words with another. At times w«
have carefully kept to light t:' :
fearful to touch upon deeper mat
ters. as when we discuss the weath
er in low tones while waiting for a
funeral service to begin, dreading
to speak of what we do not under
Nor is this column orthodox with
regard to New Year’s resolutions.
The only definite one made to date
is that I will get clear in my mind
the meaning of categorical and use
it in a sentence. I've meant for a
long time to do that but just have
n’t got round to it. And if I can
manage it, I’m going to use dog
matic in the same sentence. If that
doesn’t impress hearers or readers,
I'll be surprised. If you beat me to
it, I’ll have your sentence printed
instead of mine.
As to other resolutions, we can
make them any day we please and
break them the same way. I stum
ble over their fragments whenever I
stray one footstep from the narrow
path and so do you. As Lula High
said about new license plates for
the car, “The old ones ain’t half
wore out yet.”
It is the same with wishes for the
New Year. It sounds nice to say
we hope no clouds may appear up
on our friends’ horizons; that
nothing but happiness may come
to them for twelve months; that all
their plans may succeed; and we
may say it in sincerity. But we
know all the time that storm clouds
unhappiness and disappointment
are coming in spite of all we may
have desired.
Because of that I am making on
ly one wish for those I love and for
myself for this year. Indeed, I am
making it for all who try and of
ten fail. And that wish is that we
may be given courage. The kind of
courage Kipling had in mind when
he spoke of holding on when there
is naught within us except the will
that says ‘hold on’.
I don’t mean fortitude. That’s a
passive courar that sits quietly
and endures, • ’ is all right when
one has striven to the uttermost
and can make no progress, having
only endurance left. But I mean ac
tive courage that holds the spine
straight and the head up and com
pels the feet to march ahead no
matter how scared one may be in
Perhaps valor is the better word
for what I am wishing us this year.
For valor is a personal bravery, an
individual quality. And I think it
is what Paul had in mind when h«
said, “Quit you like men; be
Church News
\ Student’s Recognition Service
was held at. the Methodist church
here at the evening worship hour
last Sunday, directed by ttie pastor,
Rev. J. W. Bradley. Miss Beulah
Bradley of Greensboro College for
Women spoke on the Student Move
ment in College; Miss Jocelyn
House spoke o n Opportunities in
College, with special reference to
Meredith: Ralph/House spoke brief
ly of Campbell College. Miss Lucy
Newell spoke of Meredith. Charles
Flowers, Jr., high school senior,
discussed What the Church has
Meant to Me. Supt. E. H. Moser
brought th‘ ! program to a close with
appropriate remarks. Special mu
sic was featured with Mrs. G. S.
Barbee and Miss Bradley pianists.
Little Ruth Brown held the plate
, ran offering for the orphanage.
On next Sunday the regular
prea.hing services wil be held at
Ihe Baptist church. Pastor Herring
desires all members to attend this
first clay’s worship in the New
Weather Mild
Those who went from this sec
tion to Florida for the holidays
probably left weather almost as
pleasant as th e y found. JVc, 25 was
bright, sunny, and not too cold for
enjoyment outdoors with light
wraps or none. The days following
were also mild with nights made
beautiful by a full moon. Some rain
fell on Sunday night and Monday
was damp and cloudy but not cold.
At no time up to the present has
the cold been at all severe, though
there has been excessive moisture.
Robert Lee Hicks
This community was saddened
last week by the death in Washing
ton. D. G. of Robert Lee Hicks. He
died from a shot fired by himself
in a despondent mood thought to
have been caused by lack of work.
He was 22 years old. Funeral ser
vices were conducted on Dec 24th.
by Rev. A. A. Pippin former pastor
of the dec-eased who lived near
WaKefield and Zebulon when a
child. Burial was in the family cem
Surviving are his step-mother,
Mrs. Polly Hicks of Zebulon; one
sister, Mrs. Chas. H. Rhodes of
Zebulon, and three brothers, Curtis
Hicks of Lucama, Paul Hicks of
Buffalo, N. Y., and Royster Hicks
of Wilson
Brisbane Dead
Arthur Brisbane, 72, probably
the most widely known editorial
columnist of America, died on
Christmas morning of a heart at
tack. He had worked the day bo
fore on his column that earned for
him many thousands of dollars each
year. He had worked on newspa
pers since 19 years of age, and wa*
a native of New York. His tota'
earnings were $260,000 per year.
During 1935 forty-one persons
in this coutry received salanes of
mor* than a million dollars. An
nouncement has not yet been made
for 1936. The boom year of 1929
had 588 million dollar salaries.
Public Character
This week’s character has
been a citizen of Zebulon for
a number of years, coming
here from Spring Hope, and
he and his family are fully
identified with the social, bus
iness and religious life of the
Name—Thomas Edmondson
Horn in Snow Hill, Green
County, N. C., October 18,
Domestic Status Married
Miss Norma Burroughs, on
Feb., 20, 1913. Has son,
T. E.. Jr., and daughter,
Sadie Leigh.
Church Affiliation—Baptist
Business Furniture sales
man and undertaker. Enter
ed the business when 10
years old. At present head
of the furniture depart
ment, Zebulon Supply Co.
Came to Zebulon in 1933
from Spring Hope, N. C.,
where he was manager of
the Whitley & Lewis Fur
niture Co., a branch of the
Zebulon Supply Co.
Wakelon Statement
(Continued from Last W’eek)
In order to inform the patrons,
and others who may be interested
the Wakelon School Board has au
thorized a financial statement of
the school to be published in the
Zebulon Record each school quarter
The . first statement submitted is
as follows:
1936 Receipts
May 18 Received from J. G.
Kemp, former Treasurer
May 18—Commencement play 83.30
May 18 Ball game 4.70:
May 26 Mrs. Jones, Lunch
Room (Bth month) 43.00
October 6 Page Trust Co.
Dividend check 14.23
October 6 Mrs. Jones, Lunch
Room, (Ist month) 53.42
October 27 Motion picture
show 4.00
October 30 Halloween play 14.09
October 31 Mrs. J. (L. Room)
(Second month) 61.30
November 6 Junior Order
play 5.45
November 6 Johnson Co.
Ramblers 10.00
November 2 Picture show 3.95
November 10 Picture show 5.23
November 17 Picture show 3.60
November 24 Picture show 4.55
December 1— Picture show .60
December 1— Mrs. Jones Lunch
Room (3rd month) 59.49
December 8 Picture show 1.50
December 10 Dormitory rent
(1 month) 42.00
Total receipts $518.66
1936 Disbursements
May 16 Albert Medlin
(Hauling) $ 2.00
May 16 Gabel Campen (make
up and moth balls) .30
June 20 Lewis Sporting
Goods Co. (acct.) 119.00
June 20 Zebulon Drug Co.
(acct.) 15.10
June 20 Zebulon Record
Club Column
Fhe Study Course sponsored by
the Women's Clubs, the Churches
and the P. T. A. will-meet on Tues
day, Jan. 5, in the Baptist church
at Wakefield. The day’s lesson will
be taught by Mrs. R. M. Squires.
Mrs. Squires, now of Wake Forest,
was formerly on the faculty at
Meredith College and her ability as
and teacher is widely
All who are interested in Every
day Problems of the Everyday
Ghild ara invited to attend this
meeting which begins at 3 p. m.
School Reopens
Wakelon School was one of four
teen in Wake Co. resuming work
on Wednesday, having closed on
December 18 for the holiday vaca
tion. Schools closing on a later date
wil resume work on next Monday.
Chas. Hinton Shot
Most serious of the holiday acci
dents in Zebulon was the shooting
o Charles Hinton, 16, oldest of the
thre e sons of the A. S. Hintons.
He was wounded by Pete Watson
o( Raleigh, a twelve-year-old boy
who was visiting in the Perry home
next door to the Hintons. The ac
< ident was due to the careless hand
ling of a .22 calibre rifle which was
a Christmas present to the Watson
Loy. Thinking the safety catch was
on he pulled the trigger. The bul
let went through Charles’ abdomen
and into his back. Dr. Chas. Flow-1
rrs rushed him to Mary-Elizabeth
hospital where an emergency op
eration was at o nrr performed and
1 arts of the punctured intestines)
removed. Perotinitis was feared
and it was said that several days
must elapse before his condition'
c ould be determined with certainty.
At the time this is written he seems
to be making a good recovery.
Unusual Accidents— In Chesham
England, two men collided when,
walking and one had his skull frac- 1
tured as a result, dying from the
(Envelopes) 6.00
June 20 E. H. Moser (paid
out for freight) 1.90,
July 3 Debnam Hwd Co.
(Grass blade) 1.00 ;
July 3 *— Post ofice (stamps) 8.00 (
July 3 Telephone Co. 2.17
Oct. 30 Adding machine
(for office) 37.50
Nov. 5 Encyclopedia 74.58
December 3 Carolina Hwd.
Co. (Baseballs) 15.35
December 3 Gaylock Bros.,
Inc. (acct.) 13.45
Total Disbursements $291.35
Total receipts $518.66
Total Disbursements $291.35
Balance, Cash on hand $227.31
i '
Should other information be de
sired, Professor Moser or any of
the School Board members will be
glad to give it to the extent of their
Wakelon School,
C. S. CHAMBLEE, Treat.
Flap- f ■
doodle WJrm
By y-A
Over in Raleigh at one of the
leading barber shops is a new in
vention of the Crosley (supposedly)
Corporation. The people who make
Radios, Refrigerators, Kilocycles,
Strange to say, this invention
has little to do with the ether-waves
(or does it?).
My informant, a Mr. Moss who
is bald (mostly) and genial, and ar
ranges flowers in Fallon’s for fun
erals, festivals and flustrations, is
vei y interested in Mr. De Forest’s
i latest brain brawn
The invention consists of yards of
tubes and valves and tanks which
supply and lead various sucks and
blows to and from a huge cap which
is to be strapped snugly over the
bare cranium.,
j Now for the principle—
According to my friend, Moss—
the head is prepared by massaging
I with some preparation before plae
i ing the cranium cap thereupon. Af
ter the headgear is in place a mo
i j tor of great horse-power is turned
on and pressure and suction alter
, natingly applied. This stretches the
hair cells against the skull and then
1 sucks them out again, a sort of
push-pull effect I imagine.
Before it’s all over, the customer
has a nice down upon his head and
‘within a fortnight, if directions are
followed, long golden or raven locks
(as desired) (an be made to adorn
any man, woman or child’s head,
j Alter looking at some of our lo
cal citizens’ domes, if hair is made
to grow thereon, this invention will
1 surpass even the radio.
You know, thi is a wonderful age
we’re surviving (?)
Time was when a mother had to
send her begotten sons to war to
get them killed or mutilated,
j Times have changed. Now all
that is necessary is to have Santa
bring them a fist full of firecrack
ers or a new gun and they kill them
selves right in their own backyarjis.
Or, if they are older,
| them in a car, wind it up witm a
tank of gas and presto, no
(children, no mess (not much!).
Or if you prefer, one Floyd Mas
sey whose address is Stalling’s Ga
rage can instruct them in being
mutilated on a motor-cycle.
Oh, this is a marvelous age.
Just give the' munitions kings
free rein and we’ll all be tangled
up in the dangdest snarl that ever
blurred the face of the earth. War
doesn’t need a reason, nor a rhyme
—wherever greed runs loose, war
follows in its wake.
Oh well, it’s about time for an
, other war, anyway.
Happy New Yearily Yours,
The Swashbuckler.
The Inaugural Ball honoring the
’ incoming governor will be given
s in Raleigh on the night of Jamwrg,
■ 7. However, it is stated that Gov
ernor Hoey and his wife do not
dance and will merely watch the
. performance

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