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THE ZEBULON RECORD
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Zebulon, N. C.
THEO. B. DAVIS
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“HAPPY NEW YEAR!”
Time is a small segment of eternity by which
men may be able to estimate the endlessness of
eternitv. Birth and death are the two points
between which each one decides his destiny.
The passing of the years are the mile stones
by which we measure life’s value to the race with
which we march.
Yesterday—l 936 —is forever gone. Tomor
row has not yet come. The present is a shadow
where the present and the past meet, and it is
so fleeting that it becomes an imaginary line
between what has been and what may be. The
future is yet a part of that which God alone
knows. Within a year or a moment both it and
we may be swallowed up in eternity.
The year 1936 was a good year, better than
any other for a decade or more. The New Year
holds promise of even better things to come.
But today, as was spoken four thousand years
ago, “Ye have not passed this way before”. No
one knows what the new year may bring forth.
It may be sorrow that overwhelms us, or it may
be joy that lifts us to the heights. We should
each walk and work as though this life would
go on forever. We should, too, live and serve as
though tomorrow would reveal a new life beyond
With all our hearts the editors of the Record
wish for our friends everywhere the very best
God has in store in the passing years; we wish
for them faithfulness to all the trusts of earthly
existence; and, should the call come to pass
over into the land of eternal things before a
nother New Year’s day that they may pass the
last mile stone with a shout of victory.
Nineteen-thirty-seven —we welcome you in
to our lives!
God of the ages—give thy grace and gui
SCHOOL BUS WRECKED
The account of the wrecking of a school
bus down in Cumberand county in which four*
chidren were killed has filled the press with all
sorts of suggestions about how to make trans
portation safe for the thousands of children who
ride to school. As a result it appears that thous
ands if not millions of dollars will be spent in
providing pullman car-like constructed busses,
men to drive them, waiting rooms for children
at almost every wayside home and improvement
of little travelled country roads. Much of this
is needed, but we do not believe that the state
can afford to do it at the expense of our school
funds which are already too little. We see no
other source from which to draw.
As it is, we believe our children are as safe
and that facts will prove it so as the parents and
other people of the state. The school buses have
a schedule and as a rule a child does not have
long to wait. If parents would provide them
with warm clothes and rain coats they would be
about as well off waiting for a short time as
they would be in an open shelter. If the people
of the community would cooperate, they could
with little expense build boxed rooms that would
keep out the rain and shut off the wind. We be
lieve most of the young men who drive the
school buses are just as safe drivers if not better
than a mature man. When one considers the
number of wrecks in relation to the number car
ried and miles traveled he will probably find that
we have fewer accidents in this department of
our state government than anywhere else.
GO, WENT, GONE
Raleigh Times headline: Lawyers of State
to Go to Sea Again. Wouldn’t it be swell if
they could go before the meeting of the General
Assembly and get lost in a storm so a Legisla
ture not composed mostly of lawyers might do
a bit of legislation for the people?
CAN’T HAVE CAKE AND EAT IT TOO
The proponents in the liquor dealing coun
ties seem to take it for granted that the con
tinuance of this evil is already assured, and that
the only point now not settled is whether they
may both keep and eat their cake. Our own
opinion is that if the present setup is continued,
the revenue therefrom should go directly into
the State treasury, or at least not less than
fifty per cent should go to the state. But so
far as we are concerned, we don't want to ride
on a road or send our child to a school that is
built or supported by such blood money.
PRESIDENT GRAHAM & HUNK ANDERSON
The present flareup among alumni of State
College seems to be a new attack from a differ
ent source against President Graham's attitude
towards athletics in the Greater University.
We said before and affirm again that we believe
the president is right. It seems that the modern
trend in everything from King Edward down to
President Graham is either to be a figurehead
or strong enough to be dictator. So far as at
letics is concerned, President Graham’s business
is to see that it is kept clean and made secondary
to the University’s chief function. Our hat off
to him! More power to him in his effort to do
what others feared to try but should have done
Last Tuesday the editor had a part in the
funeral service of an unusual woman. The big
country church was filled to almost overflowing
with the people of the community and others.
Though of a prominent family well-known, we
do not believe the people were there so much for
that reason as they were because of the charac
ter of the woman herself.
We knew her well in her home, the church
life and the community in general. In her char
acter there was little of deceit or hypocrisy. She
was frank in her views and opinions at home
and abroad. Had she not been a good woman
one who was loved and trusted as Christian, re
marks and criticism of hers might have been
construed as bordering on gossip. Her criti
cisms were made because she loved her friends
and neighbors and desired to help and not hurt
In this day of superficial living, fictitious
culture, deceiving hypocrisy, people need above
all else one who loves humanity and God that
will speak out frankly and fully on many mat
ters. We have far too few like this woman who
looked first of all to her own household and then
forgot not that she was her neighbor’s keeper
as well. Such people are-needed today in every
walk of life. She will be missed, but her frank
outspoken words against wrong and error will
live in that community for many a day. The lips
that spoke from a heart of love and a life of
service will yet speak for many a day in that
community for*the people’s good and God’s
A Two Dollar Value for ONE DOLLAR!—
turn to page four of this issue of the Record.
Seen and Heard
HIS GIFT TO HIS WIFE
A friend was telling us with ap
parent proud satisfaction the othei
day that he had given a brand new
Pontiac to his wife for a Christms
present. About the second or third
time he told us about the gilt to
his wife, his thirteen-year-old
daughter said in a tone somewhat
different from her father’s when
speaking of the car: “And you know
mother doesn’t know a thing about
driving!” It reminded me of the
tim*‘ somebody’s wife gave her hus
band a nice new rug for a Christ
A man from the country was tell
ing nie a short time ago that many
tenants would change landlords this ,
winter and already quite a num- j
ber had moved to different farms, j
We knew a farmer in the Gr e en i
Level community of Wake County J
who told me that he usually chang
ed tenants every year and never
kept one more than two years. He
said he found that they worked bet
ter and were more profitable if
kept only one year. Our own opin
ion is that if a landlord would seek
to make the tenant permanent, as
a rule it would be more profitable
to him and renter. Moving is us
ually expensive for all concerned.
NEW MODEL AUTO
Have you seen the n e w model
automobile Walter Richardson, a
colored boy drives, pulls and rides
around town? If you see it once
you will never forget it. To describe
The body is made of undressed
boards, th e front axle is a small rod
the rear is a broom handle, the
w-heels are discarded discs, the
lights are old auto parking lights,
the hood is a piece of tin, the fen
ders strips of galvanized metal, the
steering wheel is a bucket lid, the
“spare” wheel has a rubber tire
and wire spokes, The “car” has a
rumble seat with a various assort
ment of “tools”. The radiator is
decorated with a piece of rabbit fur
which is supposed to be a fox tail.
It se e ms to be the latest model of
its kind and probably there will be
no more like it, so you had better
see it at once. It goes like all get
THE LAST LOAF
Last Saturday evening the wife
of all work asked me to bring a
loaf of bread from on e of the stores
down town. Luther Long was on
the same sort of errand. We asked
for bread at every store up town.
Some one said perhaps Paul Brant
ley had some, so we both hurried
there. Luther first and got
the last loaf. As a last chance I
went across to Strickland’s store
and bought the very last loaf for
sale in town. Saturday’s trade and
less holiday baking made an unus
ually scarcity of bred in Zebulon
that day such happens only once a
A BOY AND BEER
One morning lately I was stand
ing in the bank talking to Cashier
Brown when a six T year-old colored
boy came in with an empty beer
bottle and asked us for some beer.
We asked him if he had any money.
He dug down deep j n hj s pan t s poc .
ket and brought out ten cents. He
said his pap had sent him for the
beer. Right or wrong, we told him
beer could be bought at the second
door beyond. And that reminds me
that when asked about advertising,
the young man a a business place
said everybody knew what they
sold. And then as an afterthought
he said they might put an ad in the
paper about some extra strong beer
they had got in. And we had to in
form him that our paper did not ad-
vertise beer, wine, liquor, nor any
thing else that, was intoxicating.
A til lET CHRISTMAS
A citizen said the, other day: I
have never seen a more quiet Christ
mas nor as little driniking in Zeb
ulon. And chief-of-police Con* told
-me Tuesday that not a single per
son had been arrested in Zebulon
for drunkeness during the Christ
mas holidays. He said one man had
been put in the lockup, but that
Sheriff Massey brought him in
from th e country. A short time
after Mr. Cone became an officer
in Zebulon h« jailed fifteen people
for drunkenness one week-end. The
only thing that disturbed the quiet
of Christmas time among us was
the constant noise from fireworks.
A great many people among the
older ones especially wished heart!-
ly that the Commissioners had rul
ed this dangerous and inappropriate
method of celebrating the coming
of the Prince of Peace outside the
town limits at this holiday season.
A young man of Zebulon remark
ed that this has b e en about the best
Christmas he remembers. He added
that it may have seemed so because
he not only did not taste liquor dur
ing the holidays,- but did not go
with any who did drink.
The Busy Bee
In Ovid, N. Y., Miss Elizabeth
Jolly, a nurse, in trying to kill a
bee, swerved her car, hitting anoth
er and that still a third and fourth
till all four cars were wrecked.
Moral: A wreck is more danger
ous than a bee sting.
In East Hampton, Conn., Mrs.
Henry Schledit was playfully kick
ed by her baby as she put it to bed.
She went to the hospital with • a
broken jaw. Moral: Beware of any
kick. One never knows what is be
At Loysville, Pa., Farmer Dewey
Baughman tried to give medicine
to his cow. She objected, struck
the farmer on the chin with her
head and broke his neck. Moral:
Sometimes a punch is more danger
ous than a kick.
Who Has The Key?
In Triesto, Italy, a man complain
ed at a hospital that he had swal
lowed his doors key. X-Ray re
vealed not only the missing key,
but also pencils, cigarette holders,
spoon, pen-knives, can opener and
other articles. Moral: Better let
your wife lock you out. There may
be less risk.
The Wrong Step
A thief in New York City tried
to crawl into a vacant house, got
his head wedged between the sec
ond and third stair-steps, and
strangled to death. Moral: Be sure
your sins will find you out.
No Bait Needed
Mrs. S. D. Covert, Cashiers, N. C.
made a wrtmg drive with her golf
club, the ball landed in a brook
and killed an eight-pound trout.
Moral: Sometimes a miss is bet
ter than a hit.
LOST—EITHER ON STREETS of
Zebulon or steps leading to Zeb
ulon Beauty Shoppe, a 1938
Wakelon Class ring initial e d R.
D. set with onyx.. Liberal reward
for return to Ruth Duke, Zebulon
Rt. l or to the Record Office.