North Carolina Newspapers

    (Elbe Btiiuinn Sherurii
VOLUME XIII
This , That, and
The Other
MRS. THEO. B. DAVIS
How much I’d like to find again
a big clump of hepaticas! “Little
blue flowers” we (tailed them in
childhood until w# learned their
name. They w’ere Always the first
flowers to bltfan, | coming some
times before all snow had gone
from the northern ,*slqpes. They var
ied from almost - white to a deep
blue and had the nicest stems tfor
picking. Do they grow around
heres—s- don’t know these woods
well.
Last Sunday in Raleigh we saw
lawns fairly white with a plant
that is new to me. The foliage
is like miniature pansies and the
blossoms are shaped like pansies,
are very small. They are the es
sence of daintiness with a shy dig
nity that shows they feel like sure
enough flowers. Mrs. Falc Bunn,
Mrs. Phillip Massey and I are all
go ng to plant some-
THE FOUR COUNTY MEW SPARER —W A KE, JOHNSTON, MASH AND FRANKLIN
ZEBULON, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY THE SECOND OF APRIL, 1937.
CHURCH NOTES
The Wakefield Sunday School
had an Easter egg hunt for chil
dren on Monday afternoon. Later
on supper was served at the church
and Supt- E. 11. Moser made an un
usually fne presentation of facts
brought out at the last Forum at
Wakelon; this by special request.
Wakefield church is making
steady progress, all departments of
the work being well aligned.
PRE-SCHOOL
CLINIC
The Pre-School Clinic was held
at Wakelon on Wednesday morn
ng March twenty-fourth. Dr. Bul
a, Miss Moore, and Mrs. Hall of
he County Health Office and Dr
j. M. Massey of Zebulon made the
examinations. They, together with
the local school, wish to thank the
patrons of our community for help
ing to make this the most success
ful pre-school clin c ever held here.
Fifty children were examined.
From this number only two, Lovie
Catherine Cashwell and Lula
Maude Bennet, rated 100 per cent.
Many other children had only one
small defect, such as a decayed
tooth or enlarged tonsils, which
kept them from getting a perfect
health score.
The follow ng'defects were found
and parents are being notified so
that the defects may be corrected
before the children enter school
next fall:
Underweight, 10 per cent, 3; un
derweight 7 per cent, 1; suffering
from! malnutrition, 2; only fair
nutrition, 14; poor posture, 2; fair
posture, 14; defective teeth were
found in mouths of 24; pyorrhea,
1; defective eye conditions, 3; de
fective hearing, 3; defective nasal
breathing, 24; slightly diseased
onsils, 22; children whose tonsils
eed immediate removal, 18; bad
art condition, 1; orthopedic con
t on, 2; hernia, 1; enlarged glands
defective speech, 1.
The Health authorities were well
eased to find that thirty-six of
lese children were accompanied
y their parents.
Mrs Ralph Lewis, Mrs. C. H.
hodes, Mrs. V. E Rawles, Mrs.
h Hips, and Mrs. Ruric Gill serv
-1 lemonade and cookies to the
lildren and their parents.
.TIES. MASONIC
LADIES NIGHT
Zebulon Masons will hold Ladies’
ight at their next regular meet
g, on Tuesday, April 6. At this
me dinner will be served and an
teresting speaker has been se
— * v '*»4ng.
NEWS
OF THE
WEEK
WARDEN WRITES PLAY
Ossining, N. Y.—Lewis E. Lawes
for 16 years warden of the famous
Sing Sing prison, has come forth
in a play of penetentiary life en
titled “Chalked Out”, which is now
running at a New York theatre.
BIG WARSHIP VS CANAL
Colon, Panama—En route from
the Orient to her home station at
Portsmouth, England, the 42,000
ton Br tish battleship Hood squeez
ed through the Gatun locks of the
Panama Canal with a clearance of
less than five feet. The Hood is the
largest warship in the world, but
whispers in Tokyo indicate that
the new Japanese battleships
mounting 16 or 18-inch guns would
displace 50,000 tons and be too
large to negotiate the Canal.
VIRGIN ISLANS RUM ARRIVES
Ney York City The long dor
mant rum industry of the Virgin
Islands, financed with a PWA
grant of $1,000,000, resumes opera
tions this week with the arrival of
50,000 cases of Government House
Rum. It is believed that the large
advance demand for this liquor will
rehabilitate the industrial life of
the islands, once termed by Presi
dent Hoover “the poorhouse of Am
erica.”
SEAL MIGRATION STARTS
Seattle, Wash Chaperoned by
Coast Guard cutters to curb pre
datory hunters, 1,500,000 seals, or
about 90 per cent of the world’s
seal population, began to move
northward toward their breeding
grounds ort the bleak Prib loss Is
lands, 250 miles off the Alaska
coast. Seal pelts struck a low of
SI 1,20 in 1932; last September
reached a high of $29.77.
SCULPTOR DEFENDS NUDES
Kankakee, 111. George Gray
Barnard, well-known New York
sculptor, donated SIOO,OOO worth of
statuary to his alma mater, the lo
cal Central School. Learning that
the school authorities planned to en
case the male statues in marble
pants and the females in step-ins,
he threatens to withdraw his gift.”
ENLARGED COURT PLAN
DRAGS
Washington, D. C. Action on
the President’s plea to enlarge the
Supreme Court is still weeks away,
according to political wiseacres. It
is thought that the White House
can win only at the expense of wide
’issention among Democratic lead
s. Both sides in the court fight
? raising funds to carry on their
pective campaigns.
ODELER RENEWS LICENSE
Orange, N. J. Carl J. Kress
cal bookbinder, created so man:
hoes last Spring with his yodel
!g, that he found it hard to prac
ice in residential communities
lie commissioners of Essex Coun-
CLUB NOTES
Mrs. C. E. Flowers, president of
the local Garden club, wishes all
members to know that the District
Meet ng of garden clubs in this
section will be held at Wake Forest
i on Friday, April 9th. Those who de
-1 sire to go will please notify Mrs.
Flowers by the sth at the latest
as the hostess club must be fur
j nished the list of names.
On the following Tuesday the
i Zebulon club will meet at 3:30 p.
1 m. in the home of Mrs. ,/. K. Bar
row. At this time Mrs- Ja’mes H.
Brodie, Director of the Coastal
; Plain division, will speak to the
| club,
P. T. A. STUDY CLASS
The last meeting of the Study
Class sponsored by different local
organ zations will be held at the
Methodist Church on next Tuesday,
April 6, at 3:30 p. m. Mrs. F. L.
Page will have charge of the dis
cussion.
Since this is the final meeting of
the year, a full attendance is most
earnestly des red.
Mrs. A. S- Bridges, Chmn.
MIDDLESEX P. T. A.
Middlesex —March 29 —The Mid
dlesex P. T. A. held the regular
monthly meet ng Monday night at
the School auditorium. A large
crowd was present. The school pre
sented a program, showing the pro
■ gress in education in North Caro-
I line from 1837 to 1937. The sixth
1 grade won the dollar for having
the most parents present
Mrs. A. D. Driver, President.
COLD EASTER
Easter here was unseasonably
cold following temperatures a bit
below freezing during the latter
part of the preceding week. Far
ther west snow was reported, rain
fell in some places in the state and
a keen wind brought discomfort.
Less Easter finery was in
evidence than for years; the cold
making heavy winter wraps more
suitable for the day than any light
spring outfit could have been.
Any fru t that had not already
! been killed was endangered by the
low temperatures that prevailed.
COUNTY COURT
DURING APRIL
There will be three one-week
terms of the Superior Court in
April. Only civil cases will be tried.
The following citizens of Little
River township have been summon
ed for jury duty:
Ist week April 12: John Brough
ton, E. C. Lewis, J. T. Bunn and
Exum Chamblee.
2nd week, April 19: W. B Bunn
and E. J. Horton.
3rd week, April 26: Clarence
Weathers.
ty Parks came to his rescue with a
license “to yodel in Eagle Rock
Reservation from 8:00 A. M. to
8:45 P. M. during the season of
1936.” The license has just been
renewed for another season.
Few people realize the many,
many details of publishing a news
paper Even a small, weekly news
paper. There are the vast number
of details, from gathering the per
sonals to soliciting advertisements.
One’s time flies when the process
begins and before you know, it is
Thursday night and a whole night
of work is gone before the paper
can be put in the hands of the
eager (????) readers^
After the copy has been gather
ed, it goes to the Linotype where
a man, who just has to sit and peck
at a few keys, sets it. Incidentally,
every letter of straight reading
matter in every paper you pick up
has to be made w.th a stroke of
the operator’s hand. A fast opera
tor, in order to set a column and a
half an hour, has to hit as many
as fourteen letters a second. Af
ter he has set the whole paper, the
type is smeared with ink and a
“proof” made. The proof-reader
then reads this proof for errors
before the type is put into forms
for the press.
Proof reading is not easy, for
you may run into something like
this—
Say an “A” is ‘running wild’ and
falls in any channel of the maga
zine on the Linotype. Unknown to
the operator, he sets something
like—
“ Mrs. AJoe BoneAs WaAs the
hoAstess at a lovely bridAge par
ty held in heAr hAome on TueAs
daAy of this week.” A A
Or occasionally a letter will run
n the wrong channel. For instance,
an “e” in the o channel, and we
find—
" With ene accerd the people rose
te their feet and cheered at the tep
of their veices.”
Transpositions are very common
occurrences and “copy” has to be
found. Among transpositions we
find—
“lt was saey (easy) for one ot
(to) see thath e (that he) was ner
vous”
And who hasn’t seen a line that
the operator has “pied” and f iled
in by running his fingers down
the keyboard—
“ Miss Tillie Bones stated last
evening that in spite of dil gence
in trying to keep from she
had slipped on the ice and brok
en her etaoni etaoin shrdlu badly.”
Trnsposation of lines is also com
mon as—
“We were glad to see so many
and hope that even more will be
at the morning services Sunday
present next Sunday”.
Occasionally whole articles are
transposed and weird things come
forth.
“The funeral was held from the
home by the Rev. M. M. Blakely,
assisted by Revs. T. Z. and R. R.
Johnston. f The many friends—
and
“People marveled at the beauty
and loveliness of the young bride
who was dressed in a lovely even- j
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