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This, That, and
The Other
In one of last week’s magazines
I read a story that'l 1 ked until a
paragraph stated that the setting
of the action was “in the fall at
the time of wheat harvesting.” It
set me to wondering what kind of
wheat that was. According to my
knowledge and belief wheat is cut
e hottest time of the year
Mr. Moser Writes Letter About the Forum
Parent - Teacher
The last meeting of Wakelon’s P
-T. A. for the present school year
was held on Tuesday night with
Mrs. Gill, retiring president, in the
chair. A group of high school
girls directed by Miss White sang
just before the business session.
Reports from various committees
during the year w r ere summarized,
by Miss Dorothy Barrow as histori
an and showed a tremendous a
mount of wmrk done since last fall.
The annual election of officers
'•ulted in the choice of Mrs. A. S.
Iges, president; Rev. R H. Her
vice-president; Mrs. M. T.
am, secretary; Mrs. R. H.
ng, treasurer. Mrs. Gill w 7 as
a rising vote of thanks in ap
tion of her faithful work dur
•r term of of ice. She refused
nd for re-election, saying she
iken the place to fill out the
ired term of Mrs. John
hton. Supt. Moser made sev
nnouncements of importance
ressed the fact that Wakelon
1 win the attendance prize at
. - T. A. Rally to be held at
ell on Wednesday of next
There will be sessions in both
ing and afternoon, with bar
dinner between at 35c a
Mrs. Haywood Scarboro,
dent of the County Council,
irranged a fine program with
<ers for brief talks on dif
it subjects. Mr. Moser will
< in the morning at 11:30.
.‘sdames L. M. Massey, Oris
on, Percy Pace and Pearl Jones
appointed a committee on at
mce and transportation.
\ Moser stated that the final
of commencement will be May
;d that the different features
be presented at intervals w T ith
idea of having no two on con
tive nights.
le matter of the annual picnic
er at thu close of school was
tioned, but no decision was
e. Mr. Moaer w r ill send to each
nt a letter asking that prefer
be expressed as to whether the
er be omitted and will be guid
s to announcement by what the
ority prefer. It is understood
a vote to have the picnic din
carries a promise to take a
;et of food for serving.
Club Meeting
he Woman’s club wdll hold the
*il meeting on Tuesday of next
k at 3:30 p. m. Mrs. J. C. Wil
’ ave charge of a program
"s and a short play will
are a® 1 ' ’ A
Wakelon Wins
Music Contest
Wakelon was again well to the
front in the district music contests
held in Raleigh on Friday of last
week and 90 w 11 be represented in
the finals in Greensboro, April 21
and 22.
Wakelon’s mixed chorus and
boys quartet won first places. Jack
Temple and Chariest Winstead were
first in their classifications
Mre. G. S. Barbee and Miss Louiss
White of the faculty accompanied
their pupils to Rale gh.
Wendell girls glee club won first
place in the contest.
In addition to taking part in the
finals at Greensboro, Wakelon sing
ers will have place in the pageant
to be presented next week in Dur
ham showing the progress of edu
cation during the last century.
Thousands are expected to view 7 this
and iavish preparations have been
made for its staging.
Church News
Next Sunday will be Layman’s
Day at t he Baptist church here.
Pastor Herring is arranging a spe
cial program in w r h ch men of the
church will have lalnfost entire
' i
charge of the service at the morn
ing hour. The entire membership
is urged to attend and visitors witt"
be cord ally welcomed.
Plans are going forward for the
revH.d at the Baptist
church, to begin on the second Sun
day in June when the pastor will
be assisted by Rev. Carl Townsend
of Raleigh. Mr. Townsend is con
sidered to be one of the ablest
among the younger men in h s de
nomination, is a pleasing speaker
and consecrated to his work. His
coming may mean much to Zebu
At the Methodist church last
Sunday two new members were
received by statement. They were
Mrs. J. E. Carter and Mrs. A. D.
Rev. R. H. Herring, Mrs. Her
ring, Mrs. J. E Gill and Mrs. Mary
Kemp attended the W. M. U. aux
iliary to the Raleigh Association,
which met at Fuquay Spr ngs on
Thursday of this week.
Members of the Methodist Church
here are requested to keep in mind
the supper to be given on ’the
church lawn on Thursday of next
week at 6:30. This will be one of
’’e features of the Bishop’s Cru
which is an important move
of this denomination at the
nt time. The entire member
is invited to come, bringing
ts of food to be spread for
iree acres of vegetables will
jtowti for canning purposes by
club members at the Kitty
wk School in Dare County to be
ed for free lunches next winter,
lys the county farm agent.
Our next Forum, Friday night,
April 23, will be conducted by Dr.
Emil Lengyel. This should prove
to be the most interesting Forum
we have yet had.
Dr. Lengyel is an author, jour
nalist, and lecturer. Some of his
books are: “Cattle Car Express:
A Prisoner of War in Siberia.” He
is now 7 writing a book on “Hitler,
The German Dictator.” I)r Len
gyel is an authority on interesting
topics that are of world wide inter
est. He has had wide experience
in many of the countries of the
w 7 orld, as writer, lecturer and trav
He w r as born in Budapest. Hun
gary, from-which country he went
to the Austro-Hungar an war. Af
ter serving six months in the
trenches, he was taken prisoner by
the Russians. He snent several
months in the famous “death
camp” of malaria at Tozkoe. Af
ter getting out of war, he graduat
ed from a Hungarian University,
and has, since that time, had fur
ther study in many countries ot
the world. He has been a literary
correspondent of French, German j
Austrian and Hungarian newspa- 1
pres, for w hich he writes their own !
languages. I
Last year Dr. Lengyel traveled
in some eighteen countries, includ
ing Russia, countries of the Near
East, Turkey, Egypt, and Siberia.
It seems to me that a man of
this experience should challenge us
to crowd the auditorium for our
next Forum. I hope that you will
do all you can, and I am sure that
you will, to get this interesting .
speaker before our people. I
Ladies’ Night At j
Masonic Lodge
Zebulon members of the Masonic
order w y ere hosts to wives and j
friends on the night of the first
Tuesday in this month. A bounti
ful and palatable supper was serv
ed under the direction of Mesdames
C. E. Flowers and E. C Daniel.
Dr. Barbee, Master of the Lodge,
spoke cordial words of welcome
and Mrs. F. E. Bunn made fitting
The speaker for the even ng was
‘‘Billie” Smith, of Raleigh. Mr.
Smith was at his best. He told the
story of Ruth in a very dramatic
way, weaving into his * discourse
many apt and amusing illustra
tions. His address was thorough
ly enjoyed by all and the whole
occas on w 7 as a most happy event
to every one present.
Suit has been filed at Lumberton
# by ’the owner of a mule that died as
a result of being bitten by a mad
dog. He holds the dog’s owner re
spons ble for his loss.
Since the state law requires that
all dogs be vaccinated against ra
bies, the owner of any dog not thus
protected may expect suits in the
future should his dog cause any
stock loss or human suffering.
Farm animals are always in danger
of attack by mad dogs and added
danger to humans is an important
factor for consideration.
#1 gsf ■sas
I was watching some of the
girls with a carnival and wonder
show practice their routines when
, a conversation nearby attracted
| my attention.
“I gotta get two more girls that
want to travel. You gotta get them
for me. Not tramps, but real trou
pers. Beautiful? Naw 7 . They just
got to have figgers. We’ll make
’em beaut ful.
I looked closer at the girls on
the platform. None of them were
beautiful. Nice looking, yes, but
not beautiful. A, little paint and
powder, a touch of mascara and
eye shadow, a brilliant spot light
and — Presto! The ladies of the
dance are transformed from mere
ly average to way above par-
Their dances were nothing more
than wr thing. Movements that
began with grace ended with a
twitch or jerk that was meant to
turn one’s thoughts from grace to
a more subtle and even morbid
“Why don’t you,” I asked my
host, “bring some real talent from
the Hawaiian Isles? Bring in some
native beaut es and give the peo
ple a real exhibition of island dan
cing as it should be done?”
“Because I wouldn’t get a n ckel
for my trouble. The public doesn’t
want dancing, they want a fan
or bubble dance. There’s nothing
to arouse the animal in a real
Hawaiian dance. You know that.”
He was right.
I recall having seen several. All
were beautiful. As each dance was
given, an interpreter stood by and
told us the meaning of each move
In the Islands, there are hun
dreds of dances. Each dance tells v
a story. As our carnival friends
put it, “Every little movement has
a meaning of its ow-n” But mind
you, there’s nothing low 7 in these
I’m speaking of.
One story tells of the King who
loved gold so that he had all that
could be found brought to him. He
hoarded it and even had the gold
belonging to the gods added to his
hoard. The gods became angry and
sent the w 7 inds, the rains, water
spouts, caused the volcanoes to
rumble and the people were sore
afraid. They begged the king to
give back the gold to the gods, but
he refused. However, the old king
finally relented when the gods
took h s daughter. He immediately
returned the gold and his daughter
was given back to him.
Watching the dances without an
interpreter is like reading a tech
nical book on some subject about
which you know nothing. The in
terpreter tells the story in words
as the dancer tells it in movements.
Knowing the story shed an entirely
different light on the dance.
The children are taught the dif
ferent dances from the time they
are large enough to keep time with
the music. Boys as well as girla
learn them and lucky indeed is he
who can witness one of the beau
tiful ceremonies with one who can ,
explain the full meaning of
dance- 'M
The Swashbuckler, f |jjfl

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