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VOLUME XIII
This, That, and
The Other
MRS. THEO. B. DA VMS
My sons much prefer loose- j
leafed lettuce to the pale bleached;
heads, and like to take a leaf,
double it crosswise, roll it into the
shape of a cigar, dip H in salad
dressing or salt and eat it, repeat
ing the process over and over.
At first I was a bit ashamed of
such table manners but When I
mentioned it to Mrs Ida Hall she
surprised me by saying why, yes,
she likes lettuce best that way, too;
that it doesn’t get slick and taking
one leaf at a time, you never fix
more than you want to eat. I’m still
dubious as to what Mrs. Emily
Post would say, but don’t mean to
write her about the matter, and she
never comes to our house.
The Gardener and I have been ar
guing about the beets which are too
thick in the row. His idea is to pull
out the smallest and reset them.
Mine is to pull out the largest and
cook them stalks and all. His plan
sounds more sensible, but mine
tastes better. Eaten hot with butter
or cold with dressing or vinegar
the leaf stalks of young beets taste
fine. And the leaves themselves
are useful to tone down a pot of
mustard greens that are beginning
to show their strength.
My husband’s brother, Jake Dav
is, down at Delray Beach, Fla., sent
us a few mangoes last week. He
said if we liked the samples he
would send us a box of them.
1 had never before met a mango,
and it was with considerable curi
osity that 1 tasted one. A mango,
in case you don’t know, is about
the size and shape of a nest-egg
gourd and is yellow both as to
peel and pulp It has a seed that
resembles a large, flattened peach
seed, if the peach seed were white
and nearer smooth. But mangoes
are not freestone; they cling to
that seed. After several experimen
tal tastes 1 announced that I
thought I could make a mango, and
the marr ed son replied, “We all
know you can.” Sometimes I de
test his taste in puns. What I
meant was that I could compound
the flavor of the fruit. I’d mash to
gether an apricot, a ripe persim
mon and a May-pop with a few
drops of pineapple flavor and a bit
of butter, not exactly fresh, that
had been worked with a lightwood
paddle.
It’s the sort of taste that makes
you want to keep going back to
see if it really is as you remember
it. I’ve an idea that a mango taste
could be cultivated more easily than
the fruit itself.
I think the editor plans to ask
for the big box. If you are inter
ested drop by the Record shop
soon after they arrive. Even should
there not be enough for you to
eat one, you could certainly smell
them. You could do that at a con
siderable d.stance from the shop.
The most delightful article I’ve
read recently is The Progressive
Education of a Parent in FORUM
for June. The writer, Mary Olive
Jones, holds that a great danger
in teaching children to express
themselves freely at all times and
on all subjects is that they may in
THE FOUR COUNTY NEWSFAFER—WAKE, JOHNSTON, NASH AND FRANKLIN
ZEBULON. NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY THE TWENTY-EIGHTH OF MAY, 1937
Wakelon Officially Enters League;
First Game Scheduled June 10th
Saturday, 29, To Be
Ist Poppy Day Here
Poppy Day will be observed in
Zebulon this year on Saturday, May
29th. The day when once each year
we of America pay tribute to those
who gave their lives in America s
service during the World War, by
wearing their memorial flower —
the Poppy. •
The Zebulon Post of the Ameri
can Legion under the leadership of
A. S. Hinton. Poppy Chairman, will
distribute the poppies on that day.
You will be aiding the war’s living
victims by the contribution you
i make for the flower.
The flowers offered for sale on
Poppy Day are not, of course, nat
ural flowers The r petals are only
paper and their stems wire, yet in
to them have been breathed the
spirit of patriotic sacrifice as they
bloomed under the hands of the dis
abled veteran and his family.
The money which is dropped into
| the box in exchange for your flow
! er goes entirely to the welfare ac
tivities of the Zebulon Post.
A crew of local girls will conduct
the Zebulon sale. After thinking
of the uses to which poppy funds
will be put, I am sure that no one
will be able to turn a deaf ear to
the sales-g rls. A poppy on every
lapel is our aim Saturday, May 29.
K. P. LEONARD. Cmdr.,
Zebulon Post No. 131, A. L.
CHURCH NEWS
Revival services will begin next
Monday night at Wakefield Baptist
Church. Services will be at 3:30 in
the afternoon and at 8:00 at night.
The Rev. L R. Evans of Knightdale
w 11 assist the pastor in the meet
ing. The public is cordially invited
to attend.
Memorial Services will be held at
Wakefield Baptist Church on Sun
day morning at 11 o’clock. Rev. A.
A. Pippin will speak. Come and
bring flowers. We will go from the
church to the Wakefield Cemetery
after services and decorate the
graves of our loved ones.
The Daily Vacation Bible School
is now in progress at the Baptist
church. Hours are from 9:00 to
12:00.
The playground activit es includ
ing special work in Arts and Crafts
are under t)he direction of Mrs.
Hunter Bell, playground director.
Afternoon playground hours as
usual.
The Circle of the Methodist
church met on Monday with Mrs
Fred Page.
thinking for themselves think on
ly of themselves. And she tells
of a child with particularly good
manners whose mother said: “I
ain’t got time to wheedle when she’s
bad I just wham.” Few of us would
recommend whamming as regular
procedure, but at times it gets.
speedieT and more defnite results
than wheedling does.
FULL LIST OF PLAYERS TO BE
GIVEN NEXT WEEK. FIRST
HOME GAME JUNE 12th.
At the Tuesday night meeting of
the Tobacco State League Wakelon
was officially admitted to the
League.
Manager Jones stated that a
complete list of the players trying
out for the local team would be pub
lished next week. Position for each
man has not, as yet, been decided
Wakelon’s first two games will
be played away from home, prob
ably with Angier and Clayton while
her next two will be played on the
local dianmond at the school build
ing. The first two bouts are sche
duled for Thursday and Friday,
June 10th and 11th. The second two
are to be played here on Saturday
and Sunday, June 12th and 13th.
Probably the toughest teams in
the state outside the Piedmont
comprise the Tobacco State League
and a class baseball that only the
best can stay with, will be played.
After the record set last year by
the locals, there is little doubt
about where Wakelon will be at
the end of the season.
Rainey Hayes, Allan Green, Boss
Robbins and two more good men
will complete the local’s pitching
staff. Hayes won 29 out of a posi
sible 32 games last season and with
relief pitchers, will probably aver
age better this year.
The local diamond will be fenced
in before the series begins and a
grandstand built to accommodate
the large crowds expected to at
tend.
The Tobacco State League takes
in four teams, Angier, Clayton, Er
win and Wakelon.
CLUB COLUMN
CLUB PICNIC
On Thursday afternoon of last
week at 4:00 o’clock one-half the
members of the Garden Club acted
as hostesses to the other one-half
and a few guests at a lovely p cnic
at “The Rocks”. G. E. Gaith
er, whose husoand teaches Agricul
ture at State College, had secured
Dr. Murray Buell instructor in For
estry at the college, to address the
club. Dr. Buell told the club in an
interesting manner o fthe flora
in that locality. He acquainted
those present with the following
plants found on and about The
Rocks: sedge, fetter, arnica, arrow
root, Solomon’s seal, sedum, lich
ens, alum root, chickweed, buck
thorn.
After this most interesting talk,
all were invited to a table laden
with delicious food. The meeting
was one of the most enjoyable of
the year and an appreciation was
extended to the hostesses.
Fifty years ago and the average
small town family felt it had reach
ed the top when the family ex
chequer permitted the purchase of
an ingrain carpet for the parlor.
Now families in the same relative
circumstances are not satisfied un
less they can have a car, a radio,
and an electric ice box.
GENERAL NEWS
ROCKEFELLER DEAD
John D. Rockefeller, aged 97,
died at his home at Ormond Beach,
Fla, on last Sunday morning after
a coma that had lasted some hours.
The funeral was held on Wednes
day at Tarrytown, New York and
burial was in Cleveland-
Immensely wealthy, Rockefeller,
haa ret red from business years
ago and said his remaining ambi
tion was to live to be a hundred
years old. He held that a man
should make al lthe money he could
and give away all he could. His
gifts total more than a half-billion
dollars.
At one time many persons in the
country thought they hated Rocke
feller because of h s monopolies;
but his last years were spent in
peace and with the friendship and
good will of those who had former
ly abused him. Those who lived
near him declare he was always
“a good neighbor.”
BILLIONS FOR TAXES
The amount of tax money col
lected in this country per year is
twelve billion dollars and another
half-billion for good measure The
average person pays SIOO a year in
taxes, though not all of this is paid
as such directly nor does he know
just how much of what he spends
goes for taxes.
C. M. T. C-
The Citizens’ M litary Training
Camp will be held again this year
at Ft. Bragg. Those who attend will
have no expense and will be assur
ed of a month’s vacation and train
ing that should be pleasant and
beneficial. This year the camp w 11
be named for Sgt. Daughtry of
Sampson County, who was killed in
France during the World War. The
date for this year is Aug. 3-Sept
1. Only a few more applications
will be accepted from this section.
ANOTHER LINDBERGH
Many persons in this country
find the announcement of the birth
of a third son to the Lindberghs
more interesting than the approach
ing wedding of another American
to a former king The latest arriv
al in the aviator’s family was born
May 12. The second son, Jon, is
now four years old. The baby’s
name has not been announced.
CHURCH CONSOLIDATION
BELIEVED NEAR
It is believed by many ministers
of the Methodist church that con
solidation of the Northern and
Southern branches of the denomi
nation is now more probable than
at any time since the division
about the time of the war between j
the states. Some, however, fear
that uniting with the northern
church might jeopardize the own
ership of property held by South
ern Methodista.
SWASH- M
BUCKLER
Recent thefts of tobacco plants
is coming to a dire point. Fanners
are sore on the point and shotguns
are to be seen on all hands as night
draws on. That brings to mind one
night years ago in the watermelon
patch of the late Will Wiggs.
With one of Mr. Wiggs’ neigh
bor’s sons, several of the nearby
friends set out with well laid plans
to appropriate a few of the afore
mentioned gentleman’s choicest
melons.
Mr. Wiggs, anticipated the rob
bery and prepared himself, oh but
definitely!
That night after numerous thump
ings and pluggings the boys picked
the fruits of Mr. Wiggs’ laboT and
started to take leave via the path,
Hearing a noise, they turned off
and started for the other side of
the field. Just as they neared a
‘ stump our friend raised up and
fired at the boys, who by that time
were far away, but not too far to
derive full benefit from a shell load
ed with peas.
Os course I wasn’t on hand, but
a very vivid description was related
to me by some of those in the par
ty-
On another instance, a gentleman
had been missing melons from his
patch, but never caught the thief.
•Later it was learned that tlhe thief
was his son who would take girl
friends for a ride and with their
aid, swipe the luscious meaty bits
from the vine.
And of course we have all heard
of the night that Tom Chamblee
was running from the school house
to elude an oncoming principal and
ran into a cow completely flooring
him. Not pausing to find out what
he hit he moaned, “Oh Lordy, I’ve
done killed Guy Massey.” And he
to*k off again.
(Mr. Massey was then sheriff.),
Another night the pranksters
included one W. A. Allman, Robert
Dawson, Willard Winstead and
yours truly. After ringing the
school bell for some ten minutes
we heard a noise in the back of the
building and promptly left via the
front door. W’illard was left in the
rush. One Bill Allman and myself
were hitting the ball down the mid
dle of the highway for town when
we heard a steady clop-clop gain
ing on us. Adding our reserve speed
to What we had, we were unable to
leave the clop clop of the person
running behind. As the figure drew
abreast, we recognized Willard.
He was running in a freshly plowed
field, miring up to his knees every
step and passing us up!
Another night Willard jumped
from a moving car in a “getaway”
and landed astride a chicken wire
fence- He tore down seven posts and
a hen roost before he could get out
in the clear to do some real run
ning.
Out-of-breathily yours,
The Swashbuckler.
NUMBER 48
    

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