oibc 2dmum IRrrnrit THE FOUR COUNTY NEWSPAPER—WAKE, JOHNSTON, NASH AND FRANKLIN VOLUME XIII ! This, That And I l The Other, f j; MRS. THEO. B. DAVIS I In the work involved in washing dishes for more than forty-five years—not all the time, though it did seem so when I was small— I have worn out so many dish-cloths that I should hate to see them laid end to end or any other way. Or even hung up. And having tried practically every kind, even to the harsh, spongy fiber found in a “dishrag gourd”, I believe the most satisfactory ones are those made from new plantbed canvas. The thin cloth is easily washed out, dries in a few T minutes and is sur prisingly strong. Don’t let false economy persuade you to use old, wornout rags for washing dishes, if you have ‘“wa terworks” in your kitchen. The worn rags will fray and shred and the tags will catch in your drains and hold every crumb or scrap that goes down, and the first thing you know' you’ll be having trouble w T ith the sink. If you do find ravelings helping clog the sink drain, try pulling them out with a steel cro chet hook. And that is one job that goes better at night. You can peer down the pipe farther, when what light there is shines directly into it. For that reason a flashlight is better than any other, unless it is a bulb on long cord that can be turned at will. If members of the family sham poo their heads in the lavatory, you may be in for more worry, since hairs are bad about clogging drains. Again get our your trusty crochet hook and go to work by artificial light. A strong solution of box lye poured in’ the drains occasionally and allowed to stand for some time will do wonders toward preventing any trouble from stoppage. From music to dishrags and waste water! That’s my life! ZEBULON, NORTH CA ROLINA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY TWENTY-SIXTH, 1937. CLUB NOTES The P. T. A. Study Course will meet next Tuesday evening at 3:00 p. m. at the school. i The Junior Woman’s Club wishes o express through the RECORD, ts appreciation for the manner in /hich the Bingo Tournament was ttended Monday night and the ay the merchants responded wtih jnations. Following approximately two >urs of playing, a special game r a small additional fee was call . The winner of this game was carded a prize donated by the ib. Prizes for the regular games -re given by the following busi es firms: A. G. Kemp; Zebulon rug Co.; Antone’s; Zebulon Sup y Co.; People’s Bank and Trust J. A. Kemp & Son; Shorrs’; aer & Sons; Phil-Ett Motor Co.; ell’s Dry Cleaners; C. R. Combs; . V. Medlin; Hocutt’s Grocery; . L. Phillips Grocery; Carolina ower & Light Co.; Temple Mar _>t; W. B. Bunn & Co.; City Mar _-t; Zebulon Beauty Shop; Rhodes arber and Beauty Shop; Debnam ardvvare; Paul Brantley's Service tation. During intermission refresh lents given by the Pine State reamery were served. Mrs. H. E. Davis m ■ ** The death of Mrs. H. E. Davis , at Rex Hospital on Monday monr ing brought sorrow to many friends in this section. She had been ill for a week. Funeral ser vices were held on Tuesday after noon at Bethany church with the Rev. Douglas Branch in charge as sisted by the Rev. L. R. Evans and Dr. W. R. Cullom. Mrs. Davis, who was 43 years old, is survived by her husband and three small children, one an in fant only a week old. Sbe also leaves two step-children; her moth er, Mrs. Alex Jones; three broth ers, lowa, Samuel and Carlton, all bf near Zebulon; five sisters, Mrs. F. O. Watkins of Grantsboro, Mrs. W. A. Davis of Wendell, Mrs. J. W. Perry and Mrs. B. F. Niville of Wake Forest, Miss Lottie May Jones. Mrs. Davis was deeply interest ed in church work! During a part of the depression she lived an a farm some miles north of Wake field. Seeing a number of children too far from church to walk to services and with no way to ride,; she gathered them together in her own home and on each Lord’s day conducted a Sunday School, teach ing them from the Edble. At this time she had no children of her own. CONFESSES CRIME Alexander Meyer of West Chest er, Pa., has confessed that he de liberately ran down Helen Meyer, 10, with a truck on the night of Feb. 11. After that he said that he stripped off her clothes and threw her body into an abandoned well which he later dynamited to pre vent discovery of the crime. An au topsy showed water in the lungs, proving that she was alive when thrown into the well. Physicians stated that an assault had been committed. The body was found after nine days of searching. GENERAL NEWS NEGRO SINGER Marian Anderson, 30, is becom ing famous as a singer. She is. a Negro and was born in Philadel phia, where her father peddled coal and ice and her mother took in washing and did house-cleaning. When a small girl Marian sang at church sociables, for fifty cents. Six years ago she managed to go to Europe for study. Her contralto voice is said to be wonderful. Last year she came back to this country and this year is making a tour of 55 cities. She will receive SI,OOO for each appearance. She is said to be very quiet and unassuming, though she speaks four languages. ARRESTS MADE Rev. Vance Simmons, Primitive Baptist minister, and B. G. Sim mons, cousin of the preacher, have been arrested in Columbus county charged with being implicated in floggings recently administered in that section and at which prayers were said for the victims. Their trial resulted in acquttal. Neither of the men flogged was aWe to identify his assailants beyond doubt. TAKING CARS APART As an aftermath of the flood the ' Ford Assembly Plant in Louisville ! has taken apart 325 new cars as sembled just before the waters rose and prevented delivery. The auto mobiles were covered with mud and had tc be washeS off with a hose before w-ork could begin. Hardware and metal parts were saved. Up holstering and all wooden parts were burned. The work of disas sembling each car took just five minutes less, time than required to assemble it. NEW HIGH IN SPINNING According to Census. Reports January marked a new high in cotton spinning. South Carolina leads all the states in number of spindles and hours of spinning. North Carolina comes, second and Georgia third. MISTAKE IN FUNERAL When Sam W. Wilson, 70, died in an Oklahoma hospital relatives of Sam H. Wilson, also 70 and al so a patient in the same hospital, were notified, and he was buried. After the funeral a daughter of Som 11. Wilson was not convinced that the man buried was her father and visited the hospital to find him alive. The man buried had no rela tives. TORNADO DOES DAMAGE A tornado on Sunday night did considerable damage in Charlotte, « but only one serious injury was re ported. The Southwestern section of the city wa sthe center of great est destruction. High winds blew in other parts of the state Sunday night, but no serious damage was done this side of Greensbbro. Con cord reported damage from the storm. The Red Cross is making a survey of damage and needs. CHURCH NOTES Church School 10:00 A. M. On Time Rain or Shine Wanted: 160 Present. Preaching . 11:00 A. M. Members expected, friends in vited, Topic “Heaven”. At 7:30 the fourth of a series of sermons on ‘‘The Apostles Creed”. Topic. “The Commission of Saints.” We’ll give you a welcome. J. W. BRADLEY. The Northside and Central Cir cles of the Baptist W. M. S. will meet on Monday afternoon and ev ening of next week respectively. Miss Eliza Brown Miss Eliza Brown died on Mon day night at the home of her neph ew, Dwight Brown, in Johnston County where she went for a visit. She had been in poor health for some years, but was in bed only about ten days before her death, being hi a semi-conscious condition for about half that time. There was no special disease, her condi tion. being due mainly to the infirm ities of old age. She would have been 84 in July. Funeral services were conduct ed in Zebulon i Tuesday afternoon from the home of Miss Brown’s sis ter, Mrs. Pattie Fuller, with the Rev. J. W. Bradley in charge. Bur ial was in the Wakefield cemetery in the plot in which a nephew, Clar ence H. Chamblee, is buried. Besides Mrs. Fuller the only member of the immediate family surviving is a brother, R. H. Brown of Johnston County. KEEN INTEREST SHOWN IN 10TH ESSAY CONTEST RALEIGH, FEB. 26th Keen interest is being shown in the 10th Annual Cooperative Essay Con test, M. G. Mann, General Manager of the two co-operatives sponsor ing it, said here today. The contest is being sponsored jointly by the North Carolina Cot ton Growers Cooperative Associa tion and the Farmers Cooperative Exchange, wfth the support and co operation of the Carolina Co-opera tor. The subject this year is “A Well-rounded Cooperative Program for North Carolina.” “Since we announced the subject of the contest in the state press a few weeks ago we have received considerable inquiries and requests for additional information both from teachers and students,” Mr. Mann said, adding: “Each Vocational Teacher in the State will be mailed a supply of the essay booklets which will soon come off the press. Individual stu dents and others may receive these fcee of cost by sending us a post-* card or letter.” First prize in the contest this year, as in previous years, will be a one-year college tuition scholar ship and cash prizes will be award ed to runners-up in the contest. Thirteen Haywood farmers have ordered 55 tons of limestone to be used for soil treatment this season. NUMBER 34 w. YE Flap doodle By THE SWASH BUCKLER I was handed a blotter a few days ago, advertising a well-known lumber firm and on it was the fol lowing poem. A Lion met a Tiger, As they drank beside a pool, Said the Tiger, “Tell me why You’re roaring like a fool.” “That’s not foolish,” said the Lion, With a twinkle in his eyes, “They call me King of all the beasts, Because I advertise.” A Rabbit heard them talking, And ran home like a streak; He thought he’d try the Lion’s, plan But HIS roar was a squeak. A Fox came to investigate, Had luncheon in the woods, So when you advertise, my friends, Be sure you’ve got the goods. There certainly is a lot of roar ing these days that turns out to be a squeak. This spring-fever has me where I can t even squeak. If it was hay fever instead of spring fever I could hang a bucket on my nose and go to a masque rade ball as a sugar maple when the sap’s in season. I called in a consulting physi cian the other day and he caught it. He’s still fishing. The Missus says it isn’t “spring fever” its bed-spring fever. I stay there most of the time. Remember that one I told here in 1932? They asked the fellow where he got so many children — and he said, “Off-spring fever.” I hope that isn’t catching! Notice Dixie Dunbar says she never tires of having her picture made. Even witty this fever I’d find it hard to yawn at a camera for $25,000 a reel. Her latest picture is a musical comedy. Reel fun, eh. Haw! I’m wondering if I’ll be able to snap out of it long enough to col lect the SIOO,OOO Old Gold prize. The government income tax bu reau will get $45,000 of it. That’s bad. Maybe I can get Mr. Roosevelt to appoint me to con sult myself about electing me to commission myself to collect the tax from myself. In that case, I would be able to collect a salary sufficient to cover the $45,000. Sincerely, The Swashbuckler.