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THE FOUR COUNTY NEWSPAPER—WAKE, JOHNSTON, NASH AND FRANKLIN
This, That, and
MRS. THEO. B. DAVIS
Jf you ever star* to give a small
child a bath, be very sure to pour
some cold water in the tub before
pouring in the hot, unless you hang
on to that child every second. If
you turn your back for an instant
the chances, are that the little one
will try to get in the water; w;ll
make ah effort to test its tempera
ture; or will slip and fall in. And it
doesn’t take boiling water to scald
a child painfully and even danger
ously: I have personally known two
children who died this way and
have read of numerous other cases,
one today. And a little forethought
would have prevented it all.
This is National Baby Week and
also National Muse Week and
next Sunday will be Mother’s Day.
Now who fixed that up?
of Public Welfare has been reap
pointed by Governor Hoey for an-
ZEBULON. NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, MAY SEVENTH. 1937.
Wakelon Finals Ended Last Wednesday
Wake Countv To
Vote On Liquor
The County Commissioners of
Vake county have ordered an elec
on on whether 1 quor stores shall
1 established in the county or not.
ie probable date will be June 22.
ith liquor flowing all around and
ake losing its thousands in reve
le each year, it is likely the moral
pect of the matter will be lost
ght of and Wake will go wet.
No opposing candidates having
jme forward, those who received
le high numbers in the primary
/ere elected to office on Tuesday
without incident and almost with
ut d splay of interest.
No candidate for any office re
eived as high as 50 votes, though
one recived less than forty-two.
M. W. Cnamblee is the new may
or, with Jes* a e K lpatrick, J. D. Hor
ton, W. B Bunn, Avon Privette, F.
D. Finch, commissioners.
Garden Club To
Hold Flower Show
The Zebulon Garden Club will
I hold its annual flovcer show Thurs
day, May 13, at the Zebulon Club
House under the direct on of Mrs*
Charles Weathersby, chairman.
The flower show will take the
place of the regular club meeting of
that week and the hostesses for the
show will be Mrs. Chas. Weathers
by, Mrs. Chas. Flowers, Mrs. Fred
Page and Mrs- J. K. Barrow.
Exihbitors may make only one
entry in each class and all entr.es
j must be grown by the exhibitor,
tcept those flowers used in the
rtistic arrangement group- Exhib
ors must furnish their own con
liners and the exhibits must be in
ace by 10:30 A. M. Thursday,
The sponsors of this, flower show
sh to make it a success. Flower
cers, you alcne may do this by
inging your flowers and entering
em. Every contribution is accept
>le, then, too, may be a prize win
;r. We w.sh to extend a cordial
vitation to each and every citizen
* Zebulon to visit our flower show
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Red Cross Call
Vlrs. Victoria Gill, chairman of
local chapter of the Red Cross,
been busy this week with the
ual enrollment of those who
oort this work. When we re
iber what it means, what it has
■ in this section and other parts
jr country and the world, and
i we add to that the fact that
•t of all our donations remains
for local welfare work, it
1 not be hard to secure our
butions. It is hoped that the
vear will be ♦*'« 'one-est
ZEBULON CHAIR FACTORY '
As we go to press word comes
that the giant dirigible the Graf
Zeppelin with 170 people aboard i
including Capt. Von Eckner, |
caught fire just as she was about
to land at Lakehurst, N. J. All
aboard were lost. The accident
occurred about six p. m.
Forrest Alford, 21 years old, son
of Mr. and Mrs. M S. Alford of
Zebulon, died in Rex Hospital on
Thursday morning at 12:55 after
being injured by a fall four weeks
ago. Funeral services w.ll be held
at 2:30 on Friday afternoon at the
( home of his parents with burial in
j the Zebulon cemetery.
The deceased is survived by his
wife, formerly Miss Bessie Mae
Richardson, and an infant son, be
sides h s parents and a number of
brothers and sisters* He bore an
excellent reputation for character
and industry and his death is deep
ly regretted here.
Late In Zebulon
The setting of the tobacco crop
is late this spring Kim *on reports
a delay of several weeks as compar
ed with other years. A few farmers
who set plants early had them
k lied by late frost or drowned by
heavy, cold rains. The work in
the eastern section of the to bacco
belt is now beginning in earnest.
Plants in many beds have been af
fected by blue mold, bitt it is
thought that there will be no spe
Erwin Speaks At
Supt. E. H. Moser, Rev. J. W.
Bradley and State Superintendent
of Schools, Clyde A. Erwin, with 43
young men and women dressed in
gray robes formed the setting
of Wakelon’s final exercises Wed
nesday. The stage was decorated
with baskets of syringa banked
down either side and a large vase
of varied flowers set at the front
center. Filling almost every seat
in the main auditorium and pouring
back into the vestibule were hun
dreds of parents and friends of the
school gathered to show their in
terest and enjoy the day that brings
the whole countryside together on
this annual picnic-commencement.
After the singing of hymns Rev-
Mr- Bradley led in prayer. Prof.
Moser introduced Supt. Erwin. In
a pleasing and happy way Mr.
Erwin introduced his subject,
Some Problems Facing the Senior
Class. He said the world is moving
more swiftly than ever before,
hanges axe rapidly taking place in
vernment. Only two democracies
left, England and the United
tes. It becomes absolutely
essary for young people to take
interest in government today.
* xe f (Continued On Back Page)
Society Night on April 30 was
the second feature of Wakelon’s j
commencement and was, as usual, |
largely attended. L Ilian Denton
was. the presiding officer and Den
nis Brantley was secretary.
This was the 27th observance of
A boys quartette sang just pre
ced ng the beginning of the con
tests. Bettie Lee Winstead, Philo
mathian, won the decision of the
judges in reading over Ann e Pearl
Liles of the G. M Bell society.
In the declaimer’s contest
Charles Whitley, Philanthropic, de
feated Barrie Dav Ss Erosophian.
At this point Meryl Massey played
a piano solo.
The inter-society debate had for
its subject: Resolved: That the
Federal Child Labor Law Amend
ment Should Be Adopted.
Marie Cunningham and Thomas
Evdl spoke for the affirmative, rep
resenting the G. M. Bell and Phil
anthropic societies. The negative
was taken by Ruby Br dgers and
Charles Winstead of the Philoma
thian and Erosophian socieites.
The affirmative was awarded the
decision with Marie Cunningham
being named as best speaker in the
Many complimentary comments
were heard on the entire program.
Attracting much attention was the
new Erosophian banner which was
proudly placed at one side of the
stage- This banner was given the
soc ety by W A. Wheless of the
Judges for the night were Mrs.
Marshbourne, Miss Bailey and Mr.
Renfrow, all of Wendell.
Ushers were Louise Baker, Daph
nev Johnson, Elizabeth Pearce, G.
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Has Full Docket
Judge Rhodes had a fairly full
day in court here Wednesday, sev
eral cases being continued. The fol
lowing were disposed of:
Haywood Pace, colored, was
found guilty of reckless driving.
H s sentence of 60 days on the
roads was suspended on payment
of $25.00 fine and costs.
W. M. Underhill was found guil
ty of non-support of his two chil
dren. His sentence was suspended
on payment of costs and a promise
to pay ten dollars each month un
-11 September of this year to the
children’s grandmother, Mrs. G. S.
Perry; after which he is to pay her
$15.00 each month until further or
ders from the court.
Sam Williams, admitted having
driven a car without license. Judg
ment was suspended upon payment
Romas Horton plead guilty to a
charge of assault with deadly wea
pon, but the case was continued to
see whether the one assaulted re
James Mitchell and Sterling Mit
chell, charged with trespass were
found not guilty.
J. A. Cawthorne was found to
have had possession of whiskey.
Sentence was suspended upon pay-'
men of costs and promise of good'
behavior one year.
I have, through a metamorphosis
of the brain come to the conclusion
that f a wise man grows a beard,
it would be known as. sage-brush.
A friend recently went to one of
the larger insurance companies and
being conscientious about all flings
told the investigating medico that
h s mother died of an ulcerated
stomach at the age of thirty-four.
He added the information that
his father died of tuberculosis at
the age of forty. The insurance
man tore up the questionnaire af
ter the second question.
Seeing the general trend of
things, and at the same time de
siring insurance, he went to the
off ces of another company.
The medico asked, “How old was
your father when he died?”
“What did he die of?”
‘‘He died from injuries received
two years before in a professional
‘‘How old was. your mother when
“What caused her death?”
(Borrowed from June College
Then there was the Catholic who
wouldn't eat mince-meat pie be
cause it was Friday, and no good
Catholic eats meat on Friday-
Imagine the seeings of the
Princeton students when they paid
Gypsy Rose Lee SSOO for |an ap
pearance on the program of their
charity ball and all Gypsy took off
was the r SSOO.
With all the ado about strip
tease dancers, about who originat
ed the strip-tease, etc-, no fewer
than five of our present day pro
ducers and actresses claim the hon
or (?) of or ginating it.
Far be it from me to belittle
anyone. But if I recall correctly,
a lass nampd Salome, according to
the Bible, did a strip-tease dance
for a kng named Herod and
the young lady’s dance consisted of
doing away with seven veils. The
king was so aroused by the dance
that he paid for it with the head
of a poor fellow named John.
Os course today you cau get a
front row seat for a little less than
that at our modern sttippers, but
you’ll be lucky if somebody doesn’t
get your scalp before you’re
And while we’re on the Bible—
Ben Franklin once told a beautiful
story to a group of Frenchmen. So
carried away were they that they
demanded to know the author.
“Gentlemen,” said Franklin, “the
story I have just told is the book of
Ruth, I know not the author.”
On last Saturday Mrs. Hunter
Bell directed field day exercises at
Wakelon. This was a part of the
work of the recreation project-
Contests and a Maypole dance were
featured with a soft ball game be
tween the teams of Zebulon and