THR zf:mil. AN BfirnitH. IRIUA i, t LbKtaki ! THE ZEBULON RECORD MKMIiEK NORTH CAROLINA PRESS ASSOCIATION Published Every Friday By THE RECORD PUBLISHING COMPANY Zebulon, North Carolina TIIEO. fl. DAVIS, Editor Entered aa second class mail matter June 26, 1925, at the Subscription Rates: 1 Year SI.OO 6 Months 60c, 3 Months 40c, All subscriptions due and payable in advance Advertising Rates: Local 25c per column inch. Foreign 35c per column Inch. Death notices as news. First publication free. Obituaries tributes, cards of thanks, published at a minimum charge of 13c per column inch. BATTLES LOST, WAR YET TO BE WON o Should the Dry forces win 81 battles they will be just where they were two years ago. There will still be 19 liquor strongholds scatter ed over North Carolina. We have often wonder ed why the prohibition forces threw up their hands in apparent defeat following the violent liquor legislation near the close of the Legis lature two years ago. Candidates announced, primaries were held, legislators elected for another General Assem bly seemingly without question as to where they stood on the liquor question. If a strong effort had been put forth at that time we believe that not only would the drys have held what they had but also have regained what they lost. After three score county elections on A B C stores we believe many counties will remain dry. But in spite 'off all that can be done withini a few nionths our state will be dotted with liquor stores from the mountains to the sea. If the Drys (and we do not mean the so called temperance folks) will now begin an ed ucational campaign with the people of the state on the evils of drink we shall have a dry North Carolina within a few years. It can be done and we believe it will be done. But force and fanati cism will not keep liquor out. Law will not make this a dry state, but law and the right kind of education will do it. Germany well-nigh whip ped the world by preparation and education. Norths Carolina may win against drink in the same way. \ 000 THE MEANNESS OF POLITICS o We have about decided that there is no oth er matter of public concern that leads men to show a littler, meaner spirit than politics. The recent bill offered by certain members of our General Assembly to prevent the majority oT SEEN & HEARD 3 Children “Going Places” On last Friday morning, Bettie Jean Phillips, Lawrence and Lowel Liles wertt hiking on a sight-seeing tour. The children were all on Mrs. Phillips’ porch playing while she was cleaning the house. Soon after ward she missed them and went to see if they were at Mrs. Liles'. A tour of all neighbor’s homes revealed no trace o fthem and ere long the whole neighborhood was frantically searching for them, but all in vain. After an hour or more as searching, someone called the police who did little better than those before him. Near noon Mrs. Earl Horton and her daughter, Dorothy, joined the search and through their efforts the children were found in a near by cow pasture wading in an icey branch, holding their shoes in their hands and scaterred here and there were their socks. Very wet and ve ry cold, they returned to their var ious homes and informed their pa rents they were merely looking for Easter eggs and weren’t lost at all. Bettie, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Phillips seem ed to think she was going to see Shirley Temple, while the two boys sons of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Liles, just shivered and shook and said nothing. The oldest of the three was three and Bettie, the heroine, two. DUFFEL BAG Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of the Limitations of Governmental Power, not the in crease of it.—Woodrow Wilson. These are among modern rarities A Purse that contains pennies for the sales tax; a club speaker who acknowledges that she has had plenty of time to prepare her paper; a farmer whom the weath er suits exactly; a girl who admits she has plenty of clothes; a “mod erate drinker” who can take his liquor or leave it, and who does not take it; a boy who does not thrill to the pull of a kite-string in the spring of the year. Allude formerly meant to make fun of; but has lost this meaning and now is used in the sense of hinting or suggesting without men tioning a name. the people of Madison county running their own local government is an illustration of our statement. Just because the republican party happens to be in control of the county’s af fairs is no reason for the democrats to step in and regulate the peple’s business. To our way of thinking such a step strikes at the very heart of democracy and manifests just about the meanest spirit possible of one citizen to anoth er. It is worse than doing him “dirt”; it is doing him to death. oOo MILLIONS OF MONEY o The present Legislature proposes to spend in the operation of North Carolina’s govern men some $75,000,000 next year and as much more the following year. An 800,000 office building is in prospect. Each year our govern ment costs more and more. New buildings must be built or others rented to house the multiply ing employees working for the “peepul”. The cost of running the government mounts higher and higher each year. The greatest need of our state and our country is some one at the helm who will make an honest effort to reduce both the number of employees and the cost of gov ernment. We are for any man regardless of party who will make this the first plank of his platform. oOo SPRING CLEANING TIME IS HERE! o With pear, plum and peach trees in bloom jOnrfc is reminded that spring is here whether its time has come or not. Gardens will soon be broken and the first seed planted. Grass is be ginning to show green. And all this awakening in nature reminds us that we should lend a help ing hand in laying aside the gray somber of win ter and putting on the gayer colors of spring. For beauty’s sake let us prepare flower beds for the front yard, but for health’s sake let us get rid of all cans, broken glass, and oth er rubbish in the side and back yards of our homes. If the people of Zebulon will see that their premises are made clean, we believe the town authorities will see that the trash and rubbish lying over vacant lots will be removed. The junk dealer has aided greatly by hauling off old cars and pieces of casting and iron. We hope Mayor Bridgers will not only ask the citizens of this community to remove all eye sores from their premises, but that he will re quire it of property owners and residents. Let us make Zebulon a clean town and then plant flowers and set shrubs till it will also be a beau tiful town. Teacher—Give the three classifi cations of men. High School Girl Rich, poor, and good-looking. Some excuses are as poor as that given by the man who shot at a turtle and missed. He said he “al lowed for the crawl.” , Teacher Note the verb in this sentence: “Take the cow from the lot”. What mood? Pupil The cow.—Ex. The man who borrows trouble Is on a dangerous track; He can find no one who wants it When he tries to pay it back. SEAMEN’S STRIKE HIT CANAL Balboa, Canal Zone The sea men’s strike which ended February sth cost Uncle Sam $2,000,000 in lost tolls for steamship passage thorugh the Panama Canal. FARM LOANS AVAILABLE Washington, D. C. This week a fund of $50,000,000 becomes avail able through the Farm Credit As sociation for loans “actually need ed to grow crops or maintain live stock until pasturage or forage crops are available.” The maximum loan will be S4OO at 4 per cent. NEWS 1 of the WEEK CHINA WAGES OPIUM WAR Peiping', China —Out of 2,000 op ium addicts arrested in the Kiang se Province in the national drive against the drug, it is believed that j at least 70 wll be shot as incur-, able. Since the application of the death penalty to hopeless, opium users it is estimated that a thous-. and have been executed. L REICH FINANCES MARRIAGE* Berlin, Germany Since 193J® when the Hitler regime decided tfl increase the population by cing marriages, government loan® have helped nearly 700,0()0 productive of 485,000 children. year alone 171,391 marriages we® financed, nearly 10 per cent moi® than the previous year. H COUNTRY’S BIGGEST COP ■ Dallas, Texas ln spite of a® efforts to reduce, Patrolman B. ® Gardner’s 393 pounds seem to a® cord him first place as the nation® bulkiest policeman. Sergeant rick J. Keely, of Summit, N. J® nosed him out for a time with 42® pounds, but after dieting at a pital the Jerseyman fell away t® a wraith of 388 pounds, thus storing the Texan’s preeminence. H HOPE IN VICTORY DINNERS® Washington, D. C. With th® proceeds of a series of Nations® Victory dinners to be held oi® March 4th, W. Forbes Morgan® treasurer of the Democratic Na® tional Committee, hopes to liqui® date the party's deficit of which remained after the last na- < tional campaign. ( MANSION AWAITS COMM. c Manila, P. I. When Paul V. I McNutt, of Indianapolis, Ind., ar rives here as High Commisioner ( to the Philippine Islands, succeed- * ing Governor Murphy of Michigan, 5 he will find awatng him as his new 1 official residence a palace over lookng Manila Bay, now nearing completion at a cost of $750,000. BACHELOR TAX PROPOSED Dover, Del. Members of the General Assembly are debating a bill introduced by a Sussex County Representive designed to levy an annual tax of SSO on every bache lor in the State past 30 years of age. Proceeds of the tax would go to St. Michael’s Day Hospital at Wilmington. Three members of the Assembly would fall within the tax provision. 21st CHILD ARRIVES Goderich, Canada The arriv al of a newcomer in the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Masse was no novelty to the parents—she was their 21st child. All are living, the oldest at 26. Marie, 20, bakes 40 loaves of bread each week and makes twenty pounds ol butter for her hungry brothers and sis ters. GOLD HOARD GROWS Ft. Knok, Ky.—A heavily guard ed, ten car train arriving here ov er a secret route marked the re sumption of gold shipments to the nation’s treasure house, which were interrupted by the Ohio River flood. The present consignment came from New York, and consist ed of 480 boxes of 500 pounds each, of a total valuation of $120,000,000. Further shipments are expected weekly. Pleasant Hill News (Too late for last week) On. Feb. 10 little Miss Francis * Pearce entertaned a number of her friends at a birthday party honor ing her sth birthday. Miss Bonnie Bell Weathers of Millbrook returned home Sunday after spending some time with Mrs. Lester Jones- Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Puryear and children and Mr. Bob Tant of Wen dellwen^^sitoi^a^^^l^Pur- -1 I I M < v \ H ■ * slipped into the drivers seat, pres? ed the starter button and drove the car off the line. An exchange contains an item saying that banana skins have a fiber that may be converted into yarn for weaving into a fine soft cloth. For years we have known that banana peels thrown on the sidewalk cannot be beat for slip pers. NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of the terms and conditions contained in a cer tain deed of trust from Josua Jones and wife, Joanna Jones, dated the Ist day of January, 1927, and a re sale order, the undersigned held a resale on the 6th day of Feb., 1937, and the bid having been raised & a resale ordered, I will, at the Court house door, Raleigh, Wake County, N. C., at public auction on Sat urday, the 6th day of March, 1937, at 12:00 o’clock noon, offer for sale and sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described tract or parcel of land lying and being in Wake County and being more particularly described as fol lows: Adjoining the land of B. H. Richardson on South, C. V. Whit ley on West, B. P. Finch on North, J. W. Strickland on East contain ing 29 1-2 acres more or less. Be ginning at a stake in J. W. Strick land’s land. Thence N. 84 25 min utesi 1645 feet to a stake in road: Thence N. 113 W. 782 feet to stake in road Claud Whitley’s corner: Thence S. 80 44 minutes 1562 feet to a stake in Leemon Chamblee’s line: Thence S. 4 45 minutes 871 feet to the beginning containing twenty-nine and 3-4 acres more or less and known as a portion of the J. E. Gill Land. A. A. JONES, Trustee. This 18th day of February, 1937. Patronize our advertisers.