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THE FOUR COUNTY NEWSPAPER—WAKE, JOHNSTON, NASH AND FRANKLIN
VOLUME XIII
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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
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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.
    

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