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This, That, and
MRS. THEO. B DAVI6
I don’t know who the tiny boy
was, and I don’t know whose dog
it was; but I saw it bite the child
on the street just in front of Sted
man’s Store last Saturday. The lit
tle fellow was about three. He had
come out of the store, all clean and
happy and smiling. He stooped ov
er to pat the dog, which was on the
sidewalk. It was one of those shag
gy white ones and it jumped up and
bit the child’s arm near the shoul
der Luckily he had on his sweater
and the wound was not serious. His
father told him it d dn’t hurt much
and so did Mr. John Robertson.
Nobody knew where the dog be
longed; but we all knew it didn’t
belong on the street without a
leash and with all that temper. It
stood there with ears laid back and
proudly wicked eyes.
Several persons remarked that
THE FOUR COUNTY NEWSPAPER— WAKE, JOHNSTON, NASH AND FRANKLIN
ZEBULON. NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY MAY THE TWENTY-FIRST, 1937.
Ofily a few peaches are to be
found around Zebulon. It is said
that North Carolina peaches prom
: is* less than half a crop At this
time the crop is 10 per cent below
the 10-year average. The Georgia
crop shows even a poorer average
than North Carolina’s.
George Estes, a negro, fell from
a window on the second floor of the
home of Marshall Perry Sunday
afternoon and was killed. He was
drinking and went up-stairs to see
a furM hand. No one saw’ him fall
and he lay on the ground till the
they didn’t have any idea the dog
v/as mad. It may not have been, but
both Aloneous Hinton and I were.
It was fortunate for the little
beast that we were not the Law just
What Liquor Has Done for Danville, Va.
Danville, Va.. May 10, 1937.
To the United Dry Forces of
On August 15th, 1934, our city
pened two ABC stores for selling
•galized liquor. From that date to
larch 31, 1937, two and a half
ears, they sold $1,641,217.95 worth
if liquor, an average of $2063 dai
y (that the stores were kept open).
It was such an enormous amount
>f money spent I figured out what
t would buy and am giving these
igures and these are just for the
lecessary things that people have
n iheir homes every day.
Every dollar of this money left
lanville at night and left only the
mployment of six men here operat
ig the two stores and a small rent
Announcement was made at the
iptist church last Sunday that the
ilding will be dedicated on the
rd Sunday in June. According to
lominational custom the dedica
l could not be made until the
se was free of debt. An appro
te program will be aranged.
lily Vacation Bible School will
i at the Baptist church on the
iay following the fourth Sun
n this month. Mrs. F. E. Bunn
J rect and will be assisted by
workers in the church. All
•en are invited to attend.
HODIST CHURCH NOTICE
’s break the record at S S.
Sunday 10 a. m.
ching at 11:00. Topic: “Abra
he Gentleman;’’ followed by
icrament. Everybody invited
rship with us.
dren served at f rst table.
iip also at 8:00. Topic: “Lock
pward.’’ You are specially in
to this evening service.
brary to Open
e library at the Woman’s Club
be open beginning next Tues
from 8:30 m the morning till
o’clock in the afternoon, and
be open each day thereafter
’each Crop Small
that is paid. In any other l gitimate
business taking in this much money
and doing this much business in
two and a half years they would
have employed several hundred
men and women.
The following items is what this
amount of money would have
bought and ai of these goods
would have been sold by the mer
chants of our city. I am confident
that a large percentage of this mo
ney came from the poorer homes
where it \cas badly needed by their
12,000 Pairs ladies hose at $1
12,000 Gallons syrup at $1 12,000.00
12,000 Tons of coal at $7 84,000.00
600 Homes, rent S2O per mo.
LOCAL CLUB TO HOLD ORGANI
ZATION MEETING AT SCHOOL
NIGHT AT 8:00.
The four-club Tobacco State
League, semi-pro circuit was or
ganized at a meeting in Clayton
Tuesday night and will open its
season on June sth.
Members of the league are An
gler, Erwin, Clayton and the Wake
lon team representing Wakefield
R. Lawrence Cooper of Clayton
was elected pres dent of the league.
The league’s schedule will call
for four playing days—Thursday,
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Further plans for the league will i
be settled at a meeting in Clayton |
on Tuesday of next week.
Local fans will be interested in j
knowing that the Tobacco State
League will have the stiffest line
ups of any of semi-pro leagues. No
one of the teams participating can
by any means be called “easy". In
fact, a stiffer line-up is expected
than was encountered by the loea’
boys last year.
The local club will organize at
the school building on Saturday
of th s week at 8:00 o’clock. Eugene
Jones, manager of last year’s team
will preside until a new manager is
elected. It is thought that he will
be re-el cted.
All players and fans interested
- i «/
in the club are invited to attend the
ELECTRICITY FOR OCRACOKE
An allotment of $40,000 by the
Rural Electrification Administra
tion to a private corporation which
will be formed to serve Ocracoke
Island, North Carolina. The allot
ment sets aside $15,000 to build 14
miles of line to serve 151 custo
mers on the island; $25,000 is for
the building of a generating plant
to furnish energy. The island, lo
cated south of Cape Hatteras and
between Pamlico Sound and the
ocean, is the home of an isolated
community supported principally
by fishing. The coming of electrici
ty will mean the building of an ice
plant which will further add to
the well being of the community.
■ - |
30,000 Pairs men’s socks at 50c
150 Su ts furniture at $llOO
30,000 Boxes oranges at $2
9,000 Men’s suits at S2O
4,500 Men’s overcoats at S2O
12,000 Pairs shoes at $3 36,000.00
6,000 Pairs boys shoes at $2
6,000 shirts at $1
3,000 Boys suits at $lO 30,000.00
3,000 Hats at $3 9,000.00
3,000 Ladies dresses at sls
I Continued on Page 7)
The Flower Show here last week,
sponsored by the Woman’s Club
with the Garden Club in charge, '
was pronounced the most beautiful
seen in Zebulon. With Mrs. C- G.!
Weathersby chairman, the Woman’s 1
club was most attractively arrang
ed for displaying the flowers. On 1
entrance visitors were served punch
from a large bowl pres ded over t|y
Mrs. Rayo Senter. Next to this was
a breakfast table arranged by Mrs.
C. E. Flowers, all appointments be
ing in red and white. A rock gar
den designed by Mrs. H. C. Wade
show’ed many woods plants, moss
and a miniature pool with fish. Ad
joining this were arrangements
of wild flowers, behind which the
entries of peonies were shown. One
table was massed with verbenas in
varied colors and next to them
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Corinth - Holder
The editor and his wife wish to !
express their appreciation to Ruby !
P. Martin, Zebulon, Route 1, who is
a member of the graduating class
cf the Corinth-Holder school at it»j
commencement exercises this Fri-!
day evening for the following invi-I
The Senior Class of Corinth-
Holder High School commencement
Exercises on Friday evening, May
the twenty-first, at half after eight
The members of the graduating
class are Sarah Beatrice Alford,
Eula Pearl Batten, Martha Cleo
Boykin, Rachel Frances; Cope, Mae
Belle Creech, Lucy Gladys Driver,
W lliam Harris Driver, Elbert Ed
ward Eason, Mary Elizabeth Eat
mon, Lucile Glover, Anna Blanche
Griswold, Gladys Odetta Hinton,
Hazel Ree Hocutt, Ruby Pearle
Martin, Annie Viola O’Neal Mil
dred Dorothy O’Neal, Harold Mc-
Donald Parker, Esther Lucile
Price, Louise Kathleen Price, Rufus
Dewarner Richardson, Nancy Mabel
Snipes, Eulas Bennett Strickland,
Douglas H. Tippett, Talmadge L
Vann, Eva Louise Wall, S. T. Wil
son Wall, Roger Gaston Whitley,
Mary Magdalene Williamson, Ver
non Brunei Wright.
Mascots: Nellie Gray Batten, and
Jimmie Ray Narron.
Sponsor: Miss Marguerite Louise
Egotism and conceit go hand in
But there is that degree just be
fore you reach the superlative
known to us as self-confidence.
Every one loves to watch the fel
low who is confident as he plays or
works. There is no faltering uncer
tainty about his actions that marks
the unaccustomed workman or the
At the same time, nobody likes
a conceited person. Detestabte to
the nth degree, few admire him.
Some people are conceited about
their looks, their work, their abili
ty to excel in books, others are
egotistical where skill in certain
games is concerned, and invariably,
instead of making the other fellow
think more of us, it lowers us in
! his opinion.
There’s one thing that thousands
of us are conceited about—Our
I have seen dozens of accidents
that would never have occurred had
I been driving. Hundreds of per
sons are killed each day simply be
cause we have an over supply of
confidence in our ability to handle
an automobile. Autos are built for
speeds that no average driver can
handle. And we little realize the
terrific rate at which an accident
can occur. We have no time to fig
ure out which is better, to turn to
the right, to turn to the left, to
apply the brake, to step on the gas,
or to just throw up our hands, shut
out eyes, and screamingly hope for
the best. At times the latter might,
; after all be best.
Roads were built to accommodate
the high speed cars, then cars were
bu It that were faster than the ex
i sting roads, then, etc. Like the
! armament races, an impenetrable
steel bulkhead for a battleship is
1 introduced and then a shell is man
ufactured that will p erce it, then
' more bulkheads and blisters are
j constructed, and so on.
Now about this conceit. Ask me,
or anyone else who the best driv
er in the world is— Cannonball Ba
ker or Sir Malcolm Campbell? Not
on your life, it’s me, or you, or who
ever happens to be asked.
What’s that? “You don’t think
you’re the best driver in these
United States?’’ Then why is it
you’re never uneasy when you’re
behind the wheel and in hysterics
when someone else is?
I contend that any person, who
drives above fifty-five on our high
ways under normal traffic condi
t ons is conceited. And in taking a
chance with that kind of conceit,
is liable to lose (and probably will)
in the long run. They tell me that
there’s still a fool-killer around.
CITY FARM TO USE CONVICTS
Five convicts with short terms
will be assigned by Judge Barnes
in Raleigh police court to work the
city farm. The vegetables grown
on the farm are distributed to
needy families in the city.