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    WE ZEbULON RECORD
MEMBER NORTH CAROLINA PRESS ASSOCIATION
Publi hod Every Friday By
THE RECORD PUBLISHING COMPANY
Zeiinlon, North Carolina
TIIEO. It. DAVIS, Editor
Entered us second class mail matter June 26, 1925, at the
Post office at Zchulon, North Carolina.
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DO YOU WANT A JOB?
o
Government jobs have become synonymous
with political reward —almost. One recalls the
fat jobs created by the last General Assembly
into which administration leaders fell incidental
ly but not accidently. And we are waiting to see
just about the same thing happen again. Certain
lady politicians served the party zealously and
wisely in the last campaign and now one has
a big government job in the State and the other
has been promoted to Washington to help the
men look after the party interests among the
women.
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“ALWAYS HAVE AND ALWAYS WILL’
o
We note that the above expression has become
a stock argument of those favoring so-called
liquor control. They say we have always had li
quor and always will have it, so why not control
it! When one comes to face the logic of this state
ment he realizes that it reduces the question to
one of absurdity. We have always had
murder, gambling and every other crime of
immoral conduct, but whoever has yet thought
of trying to control them by making them legal?
The camel’s head in the tent sooner or later
SEEN & HEARD
HE’S PROBABLY RIGHT
G. C. Hicks was in the Record of
fice last Friday to renew his sub
scription and remarked that the
storm on Thursday night kept him
* awake. He said he used to be
able to sleep right on through such
things, but that now he can’t. And
he added that the accounts of the
flood in the mid-west may have had
something to do with it; that it was
formerly so long after such disas
ters before we heard of the suffer
ing brought that it did not impress
us deeply; but that when one sits
r-» the radio and listens to what is
happening just as it occurs, it gives
a different feeling.
The above is probably one big
reason for the usually generous do
nations for flood sufferers.
Do You Envy Him?
Rev. E. R. Stewart, Baptist pas
tor at Fairfield in Hyde county
gays he had to make a trip to Co
lumbia, N. C. a short time ago.
The distance from Fairfield to
Columbia by the usual road is 28
miles, or 66 round-trip.
He left home at 6:00 o’clock in
k the morning for Columbia and ar
rived home again at 10:10 at night.
ftlle found it necessary to drive 303
fe-s to make the trip over dirt
covered with water in many
H»HKces. The street in front of his
«99|Bsme has been covered with water
■much of the time lately.
Good and Bad Times
ft was in Raleigh Tuesday. In
the capitaal square I saw
ho vs sitting on the entrance
l|lSgffi|fton<-s on either side of the steps
had a loaf of bread from
ft. he was tearing large chunks ■
■cramming them iri his mouth.
C ’ wiving a good time, aren’t you,
Ttir rrirmnrr rrrrrrr —Friday. FEBRUARY FIFTH, 197.
boys,” I said. A muffled “Yes” was
the response. “But”, one of them
said, “I shore haint been having a
good time for a long time.”
“Why?” I asked.
“Cause I ain’t got to go to the
picture shows”* And as I went on
my way, I thought it takes just
about as much variety as there are
folks to give everybody a good
time.
Fighting Fire and Liquor
If the citizens of Bailey would
fight to control liqquor as. they
did a fire that broke out in the
ABC store there Tuesday, we have
little doubt the liquor problem j
would be solved for that community
very soon. A fire broke out in the
store supposedly from hot ashes
left in a box and soon every one
available was busy carrying or
throwing water on the blaze. A
truck and men Hastened from Wil
son to assist, but the fire was ex
tinguished before they arrived.
Yes, we are of the opinion that if
these neighbors of ours were as de
sirous to get rid of liquor as they
were of that fire, they would soon
be rid of it. And, this community
would profit by it too. Choosing
between the two, we believe we pre
fer fire. It is less costly from every
viewpoint.
Only A Pint
A few mornings ago a man came
into Kannan’s case with a paper
bag in his hand. To make talk
some one asked him where he was
going. He replied that he was on
hip way to Raleigh to see his wife
that she was irt jail. When asked
the reason for her incarceration he
said: W’y they put her in the pen
for selling just one pint of liquor.”
“Was that all she sold?” some one
asked. “No,” he said, “she sold a
lot more, but that was all they
caught her selling and they put her
in just for that.” Poor man. Poor
wife.
means the whole camel inside to the tent owner’s
discomfort and loss. Simply being on the offen
sive side gives one a tremendous advantage.
When the Confederacy was forced to take the
defensive, the war was soon lost. When the peo
ple assume the defensive against the drinking
they will soon be vanquished.
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THE STATE FAIR
o
In our opinion the State Fair should have been
left in the hands of Messrs. Chambliss and Ham
id. No matter how well it is conducted we doubt
very much if there will ever be a profit of sll,-
000 to the State from its operation under state
supervision. If Mr. Scott is a good business man,
which we believe he is, and will seek to cut out
all unnecessary expense, he will give us a bet
ter fair if he does not make money. We doubt,
however, if he can possibly give a better mid
way no matter what he does or spends. Yet, the
chief thing is that we have an agricultural ex
hibit that does credit to the State —something we
have not had for a long time.
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A TAX COLLECTOR FOR WAKE
o
There is a movement on to create a new of
ficer in Wake county —a tax collector. We are
not able to see the need of such an official. In
many counties the sheriff and his deputies col
lect the taxes, and why not? Their work carries
them over the whole county. Much of the time
they are not busy. Sheriff Turner and his half
score deputies, it seems to us, could very easi
ly collect the taxes of the county and this should
be done instead of adding as many more job
holders to our present multitude of county em
ployees. The county could very well provide for
the extra expenses of the sheriff’s force in col
lecting the taxes and the county would still save
several thousand dollars over having a tax col
lector and assistants. We are “agin” any addi
tional expense of our county government.
Recorder’s Court
Continued from page one)
knife was to be used for cutting
sticks and not folks. He admitted
the charge. The rest of his court
record reads just like Ivey’s above
after the word “Verdict”.
James Harvey Tabron seems to
have forgotten where he belonged
and the law caught him for forci
ble trespass. Judge Rhodes made
this striking remark: The judg
ment is 60 days on the roads to be
suspended on payment of costs. He
knew work is scarce and money
hard to get, so gave Jim 2 months
to raise the costs.
Sam Williams let a dram improve
his driving ability so much that the
State took notice. Sam did not
deny the fact, so the court said he
would give Sam four months when
it really meant he would take four
months from him.
Like all good judges, the court
gave Sam a choice: Go to the roads
for four months or pay $50.00. As
an extra incentive to be good.
Sam must not drive a car any
where except on the moon or some
other foreign country for the next
year, or words to that effect.
The next case reads like this
State against Maudle Weaver: as
sault with a deadly weapon. Guilty.
Verdict: Thirty days in the com
mon jail of Wake county. This is
the law, not love. Transgressors
beware!
Liquor puts funny notions in
some folks heads. When their feet
go too slow they take wheels.
Walter Liles admitted it was true
once at least in hi* experience. To
jnake him think next time and to
remind others of the stern penalties
of the law, Judge Rhodes fined him
$50.00 and took his driver’s license
away for a year.
‘Tis better to be than to seem.
Floyd Pearce was charged with
false pretense and the court found
probable cause sufficient to bind
him over to the Superior Court on
a bond of SIOO.OO
One is company and two’s a
crowd, they say. Charlie Williams
and Jack Frazier celebrated in,
some way not according to law. It
cost them SIO.OO each and the cost
for the temporary operation of
the legal machinery to make good
citizens, at least, of them the next
time they meet.
Orlando Puryear found that an
improper license is next to no
license in the eyes o fthe law when
it comes to tying up with an auto
mobile. The judge said you must
pay as you learn, so taxed him
with the costs. j
And thus endeth another
in the book of man’? frailt\ aH
the law’s pursuit. I
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