North Carolina Newspapers

Published Every Friday By
Zehalon, North Carolina
THEO. B. DAVIS, Editor
Entered as second class mail matter June 26, 1925, at the
Post office at Zebulon, North Carolina.
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Last week when the liquor question was be
fore the legislature certain of the gentlemen
who championed the so-called liquor control
side, supported this measure to legalize the thing
that destroys men, women and children, body
and soul. Just a little later, when the measure
to outlaw firework was up, these same gen
tlemen, with all the zeal and eloquence in their
power, championed this measure for humanity’s
sake. At Christmas time a few boys were injured
and one or two killed in North Carolina by hand
ling fireworks. On that day and for 364 other
days in the year liquor is being handed out by
authority of the state to its people and hundreds
of our citizens. Not only men and women but also
children are being destroyed in homes and on
We sometimes wonder at the perversity of hu
man nature; also at its inconsistency. We won
der, too, if this interest is not to be found in this
instance to one’s liking fire water and having no
interest in fireworks.
In an unexpected message President Roose
velt recommends that the ‘Supreme Court be in
creased from six justices to fifteen, and the
lower courts by two additional. When a judge
reaches 70 and does not retire, then the Presi
dent may appoint additional judges for both low
er and Supreme Courts. He sent his bill already
prepared for passage to Congress to this end.
It is likely there will be bitter debate on the rec
ommendation, but in the end Congress will “rub
ber stamp” the President’s request. Congress
man Bulwinkle and Senator Bailey oppose the
new measure while Senatr Reynolds supports
it. Other representatives are for it or have not
As a clerk in a store years ago I
remember having to take down a
stack of overalls and thumb through
them t° find the size wanted.
The Page Supply Co. has some
thing new to find sizes. They have
dozens of pairs of overalls stacked
*on tfieir shelves. On the fold in
front they have marked with chalk
the size of each pair. If you see
your size, just slip it out and there
you have it without disturbing an
other pair.
Mrs. R. F. Eddins of Wakefield
showed us an egg last Saturday
that takes the cake, or we better
say ‘makes’ the cake. By measure
ments and weight this is its descrip
tion: Diameter (long way) 3 1-2
inches; Circumference (short way)
6 3-4 inches; weight, one-fourth lb.
Now if we only had a dozen or
so hens like that one .
Has anyone a larger egg?
Did you see that mock duck in
the City Market last week? Made
of a sh°ulder of lamb, it was com
plete from bill to tail, the latter be
ing former of scalloped bone. Bon
ing and making this “bird” requir
ed an hour of Mr. Vicker’s time
and we are not sure whether ths
includes that spent in making the
cute little cap from the end of ba
nana peel. Ducky as it was, we fan
cy it was better for eating than for
If y°u happen to see a huge kite
with a c r oss-eyed man painted on
the front, flying over town any day
there’s wind enough, you may know
the Davis boys, with the aid of
Jack Potter are flying their Big
Bertha which is nine feet high, and
six feet wide. The Kite’s pull on
the string is equal to a downward
pull of fifty p< unds.
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Mr. A. B. Hocutt of Zebulon Rt.
1 caught two possums in the same
tree last week. Directly over the
possums was a large deposit of
honey which they were living off.
The bees being on top °f the sup
ply did not molest the fat thieves.
They weighed ove r 8 pounds each.
The parley between the strikers
and the automobile manufacturers
seems to have failed and another
has been called. In Flint, Mich.,
the town crier r ead a court writ to
the sit-downers to vacate General
expressed themselves. Our own opinion: We are
agin it.
While we did not vote for him, we felt all
along that Commissioner of Agriculture Kerr
Scott had some qualities needed in our state af
fairs. His firing and hiring on his entrace into
his job made us wonder. Now he has gone and
done it —appointed a real sure-enough Repub
lican to a position in his department for the sole
reason that he was the best man available for
the place. Now, isn’t that something in this grand
old Democratic state when there are 1,150 good
Democrats wanting and waiting for the job! If
.Commissioner Scott will follow this policy of
filling places in his department according to abil
ity irrespective of party, he will be the best and
biggest man who has ever held the job. And this
is not all, his department will be best among all
these in a state ruled by Democrats for demo
Os course we do not know what it is all about
but it seems to us that when a crowd of men sit
down in another man’s place of business to ob
struct that business and then demand that they
be made more comfortable, they are asking too
nrtuch. Our sympathies are with the laboring
man, for we also eat by the sweat of our brow.
However, it is a principle of recognized jus
tice that a man has full right to do what he wills
with that which is legally his own. He may play
the miser and hoard it, throw it broadcast into
the crowd, or use it in the hundreds of ways
between these two extremes. A man may like
wise sell his services for an accepted wage, or
spend it in indolence. And so long as either does
not encroach on the rights of others or makes
him a burden to the state, the constituted law
will not interfere.
We are told that not only have the strike
sitters closed the automobile plants and caused
the owners to lose millions, but they have done
it when 80 per cent of their number have wanted
to work. The government shoud provide speedy
arhj®-ation. If either side refuses then the law
sWuld be invoked. We do not believe the strik
ers have any more right to sit down and stop a
business and demand that fires be kept going,
than a servant in a private home has to sit down
in the company room while demanding more
wages and at the same time demand that the
room be kept comfortable while she is sitting it
M u tors plant. A new parley has
been arranged and the indications
now are that the manufacturers
will win.
The Sheriff refuses to evict the
strickers until he hears from the
Governor of Michigan.
William “Doc” Newton, for
five years coach at Davidson Col
lege, has signed a five-year con
tract to coach State C°llege. His
salary will be $6,000 a year. Hunk
Anderson, his predecessor, receiv
ed, it is said, SIO,OOO. He is a son
of Rev. J. B. Newton, of Thomas
ville, N. C., and is a cousin of Mrs.
Falc E. Bunn.
Last Friday night a seven-year
old boy was taken from a coal car
in Greensbor o . His name was learn
ed and his home in Winston-Salem
called. His mother answered and
when asked if she knew where her
son was, replied: “Os course I do.
He’s upstairs in bed. I put him
there a couple of hours ago just
before we started a bridge game.
The youngster had slipped out of
bed, taken his father’s gun and set
f°rth for Washington on his first
independent sight seeing tour. He
said his father killed birds with the
gun and he was taking it along to
kill something to eat when he got
A bill will soon be offered t° the
General Assembly for the re°T an i"
zation of the State Highway C° m '
mission. According to the new nea
sure which in all probability wil he
passed, the Chairman ill get Jo
-500 a year and each of the ten mem
bers would get SIO.OO a day for Uii
tual time of service. The state will
be divided into ten districts. Thel
fourth would be c°mposed of the]
countes of Wake, Franklin, Har-j
nett, Johnston, War r en, Wayne and
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The waters of the Ohio and Missn
issippi rivers continue to fall and
the refugees are returning to thein
homes. Many of them remain home
less and relief funds will be need
ed f°r weeks yet. It will take!
months to rehabilitate the affectedl
territory. It is estimated by the!
Red Cross that there are at least!
75,000 people who arehomeless ana
it will take millions of dollars tol
help them to get settled again. Ini
many instances all stock, fo°dJ
clothes and even homes were swept!
away. I
Following her declared purposJ
of resigning her position as leadeJ
of Home Demonstration work ill
North Carolina, Mrs. Jane McKiml
mon has asked t (> be released fronl
active duty. She will, however, coni
tinue to act in an advisory capacil
ty, givng her successor and other!
the benefit of her enthusasm an!
wide experience. I
Mrs. McKimmon has done mucll
for the rural women of her stat!
and is most deservedly popula™
Her duties will be assumed by Misl
Ruth Current, herself a worker ol
efficiency and with years of p r a<!
tical work to her credit. ■
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by the L°usiville flood the danger
of explosions has been added. Al
ready several have occured wreck
ing buildings that cosit thousands
of dollars. The gas mains of the ci
ty system were broken or weaken
ed by the flood and the leakage is
blamed for the explosions. More
may occur at any time as. the la
fror of rehabilitation goes on. Al-
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