North Carolina Newspapers

Published Every Friday By
Zehulon, North Carolina
THEO. I*. DAVIS. Editor
Entered as second clasts mail matter June -6, 19iy>, at the
Postoffice at Zehulon, 'na.
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Last year unused sidewalks in Zebuion grew
up in grass and weeds. In a number of places
a year ago there were piles of old autos and
scrap iron. Japan and Italy had most of this
moved away! But the weeds are still with us
and growing every day. We hope the new town
commissioners will see that the sidewalks are
kept cut this summer and that all trash and rub
bish is hauled away.
We notice that the phone and light poles
on the main street are being used generally for
sign board posts. Show and other ads may be
seen tied or tacked to a number of poles. It
may be good advertising to the business but it
certainly is not good publicity for the neatness
and cleanliness of our town. It would be a fine
thing if our incoming mayor and board would
adopt the slogan, "Zebuion a clean town
The world never saw nor will it ever see
again a man who made and spent so much money
as John D. Rockefeller. Perhaps no other man
has been so criticised for his methods of making
money, nor praised more for his generous giv
ing. His - philosophy of wealth was expressed
thus: “I think it is a man’s duty to make all the
money he can; keep all he can and give all he
can . Was it not Charles Kingsley who said
something like this: ‘‘O Lord, give these hands
skill to make money, then teach my heart how
to spend it”.
In an age when Mr. Rockefeller blazed his
way in a new industry and when corporate com-
Elmer D. Finch, Jr.
After a long period of ill health
Elmer D. Finch, Jr. died at Rex
Hospital last Sunday night He was
twenty-five years old.
The burial service was held from
the home of his parents on Tues
day afternoon with interment in!
the Zebulon cemetery. A larger,
crowd has never attended any •
funeral of so young a man in the '
Rev. E. H. Davis, former pastor,
officiated, assisted by Rev. Carl
Ousley, Wakefield pastor. The
Junior Order was in charge at the
He is survived by his wife, form
erly Miss Vivian Alford; one son; j
hia parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer D.
Finch; one brother, Douglas Finch; j
besides other relatives. He was a
grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
We wish to express our appre
ciation to every one offering ser
vice and sympathy and other kind
nesses to us in our recent bereave
The Family of Elmer D. Finch, Jr.
A couple tablespoons of sulfur
ous (not sulfuric) acid added to
each pint of water encourages buds
to cut flowers to continue growing
and leaves and stems to remain
Have you seen Willis Strickland
lately? Readers will recall that
Willis had the misfortune some
time ago to fail from a scaffold and
get himself battered and bruised
considerably. We saw him a few
| days ago leaning against a post.
One arm was in a sling and he seem
j ed to be pretty well marked as
I though a car had run over him or
j possibly he had gone through a
I thresher. Besides a broken arm,
he had other sundry hurts.
While working on a scaffold at
I the new Baptist church over at
j Pearces in Franklin county the sup
-1 ports gave way and Willis got a
j tumble to mother earth. The bruis
| es and broken arm were the visible
l results of his fall. We are glad to
| know what might have been very
serious resulted in no more injury
to his body.
The State Board of Health states
that investigation has shown that
farm workers enjoy better health
than do those in most other occu
pations. Especially low is the farm
death rate from tuberlocusis as
compared with industrial workers.
Given the best sanitary conditions,
the ratio favorable to the farm
would doubtless be still higher.
Everyone is bound to bear pa
tiently the results of his own ex
lining of big business was initiated, no doubt he
made mistakes and did injustices. Probably
heads of departments in the Standard Oil Com
pany did things unknown to Mr. Rockefeller
that would not have been done or approved had
he known. If the millions made and saved by
him had been made by others probably they
would have long since have been spent sinfully
or selfishly. As it is, the nearly a billion dollars
he gave away to churches and charities and other
objects will go on blessing humanity for cen
turies to come.
While one cannot eat or wear it, tobacco is
considered a necessity to a great many people.
In this section it is the main money crop and
church members chew, smoke and dip along
with others. ‘Way down in New Orleans last
week the Baptist folks (strange though it may
seem, the younger preachers) introduced a res
olution against the use of tobacco by church
members. Louisiana has plenty of cotton and
sugar but grows no tobacco, but there were
enough users of “the filthy weed” present to
quickly vote down the good intentions.'
And now the State ABC Commissioners
have decided that tobacco may not be used by
any one while working in a model and modern
state operated saloon. Poor old tobacco! Even
the home of John Barleycorn is too respectable
for his presence. A chew of tobacco may make
a man act like a billy goat, but never like one
possessed with the drink demon. The State
seems to be following in the steps of the liquor
makers in trying to make conditions so clean
and respectable appearing that the people may
see nothing but roses. Do what they will, the
character and effect of intoxicating drink will be
no more changed than a kid’s skin on the hands
of Jacob made him an Esau, or a wolf clothed
in the well-fitting skin of a sheep will make him
a sheep. Whited sepulchers are full of dead
men’s bone; hypocrites may wear long, spotless
robes, but their natures are unchanged. And
drink anywhere, everywhere, may sparkle and
go down smooth, yet “at the last it biteth like
a serpent and stingeth like an adder.”
Tobacco may be bad, but just now the worst
thing confronting North Carolina and Wake
county is the curse of legalized drink. Vote
against it for your friends’ and your family’s
Philip Baumgartner, CCC clerk
at Ft. Oglethorpe. Ga., has gone on
a hunger strike and stopped shav
ing declaring that his pay of $lO5
a month is not enough to support
his family. He has s x children. He
has been warned by a superior of
ficer that such conduct will not be
If the saucepan is well buttered
around the top, sirup that is being
boiled in it will not boil over the
top of the pan.
Peanut Cookies—2-3 cup butter,
1 1-4 cups sugar, 2 eggs, 3 cups
flour, 1 1-2 teaspoons salt, 2 tea
spoons baking powder, 1 cup finely
chopped peanuts, Cream butter,
sugar and egg.-? together. Mix and
sift flour salt and baking powder
and add to the first mixture. Add
peanuts and mix to smooth dough.
Roll out thin on slightly floured
board and cut with cookie cutter.
Sprinkle with sugar and bake in
moderate oven (325) 12 to 15 min
If you store eggs with the small
ends down they will keep better.
It often happens that the fellow
who has shouted at the top of his
voice about what ought to be done
to save the country, drops his voice
to a whisper when the mantle of
authority falls upon hia shoulders.
A liar should have a good mem
Thinning Timber
Profitable To
Wake Farmer
F. E Green, Morrisville, Rt. 1.
says that he harvested 7 cords of
wood from .6 of an acre ot land
i without injuring his stand of tim
ber or cutting any trees that would
develop into good saw logs. ‘ It re
quired only 13.5 hours of labor to
harvest the wood, ' says, Mr. Green,
‘‘and valuing this wood at $2 per
cord, I feel that I was well paid for
my labor. The trees that were ta
ken had all beer, marked by the co.
agent last winter, and I feel sure
that I did not take out any trees
that would have developed into
good timber. According to these
figures, I estimate that I harvest
ed at the rate of 10 cords, of wood
per acre, and left a good stand of
trees that should grow and develop
much better since the thinning.”
Mr. Green states that he is con
vinced that it is a good practice
to thin and protect young growing
timber, and he plans to follow the
pract ce of thinning in the future.
Most of the trees harvests i were
short leaf pines.
A citizen was telling me the oth-,
er day of a conversation he heard |
between another man and a woman j
of our town. The man was trying J
to persuade her to vote for liquor!
in the election on June 22. He said
no one was going to vote against!
liquor but preachers and boot-leg
gers. And after he had gone on
his way, she turned to the narra
tor and said, “No sir, I'm not going
to vote for liquor. If no one else
votes but me, I’m going to vote
against it.” And she has no chil
dren, brother or sister affected by
her vote. She is voting as a Chris
tian and good citizen who believes
she is her “brother’s keeper.”
I saw Burt Gay sitting in front
of the printing office Wednesday!
afternoon. I asked him what he was
waiting for. He replied, “I'm wait
ing for my wife.” “Then you are
not waiting on her?” “No”, he re
plied, “I am just waiting for her.
She does the waiting on me ” And I
I agree that was about the way of
it with most, of us men.
Consumption of cotton in North
Carolina cotton mills in 1936 sur
passed that of all other states. N.
C. produced more than a fourth of
a.! U. S. made cotton goods.
Next in line comes Georgia, then
Alabama, and South Carolina. In
all, more than 700,000 bales of cot
ton were consumed. Massachusetts,
New Hampihire, and other New
England states, formerly the na
tion’s manufacturing leaders, pro
duced a negligible of cotton goods.
There is quite a diffence between
a fair price and a cut throat price.
A fair price leaves the seller a fair
margin of profit, and a fair return
for his services. A cut throat price
is bom of a desire to kill off com
petition and leaves the seller noth
ing for his effort.
The best ctitzen for a communi
ty is not the one who can make the
best after-dinner speech or who ap
pears with ease in a formal dress
suit. The best c tizen for a commu
nity is the fellow who gives employ
ment to others and makes possible
out of his business other homes and
other successful citizens in the
Advertisement in Georgia paper.
Slightly used 1931 hay burner,
hornless and in wonderful running
condition, hits on all four, self fill
ing, radiator with four good fau
cets. In addition to the stream line,
it has a wonderful cream line.
The teacher wanted Joe to cor
, rect this sentence: Girls is natural
ly more beautiful than boys. Joe
changed it to: Girls is artificially
more beautiful than boys.
First College Student: I hear
you are go ng abroad this summer.
Will you travel on a fellowship?
Second C. S.: No, on a cattle-ship
Exhorters declare we
Should not let life beat us;
But we must groan when ehiggers
Are trying to eat us,
And at other times
When we’re bit by mosquitoes,,
And over the way
That our enemies treat us.
j How can we be great
I When the world holds such cree-
turs ?
r Found in an old autograph album
! ‘ Love me little, love me long;
| i)o not fight, for that is wrong.”
There are still some of us who
always feel when oral hygiene is
mentioned that it has, something
j to do with clean speech.
j We have not yet seen that 50,-
! 000 word novel that was written
! without the use of an “e”, but we
’ know it can’t have any love or af
i section in it, nor even friendship.
On the other hand it can not have
hate nor evil nor malice, so it may
be well-balanced after all.
We men like to have our wives
have complete confidence in us but
when we go fishing we know how
to appreciate a plate full of pork
chops when we return home.
Why won’t Joe read a book un
less it weighs the same as that ink
fountain ?
Beacuse he wants, all his reading
to be well-balanced.
Doctors say that after the age of
four a child may do without sleep
ing in the daytime. They decide for
themselves when they can do with
out sleep at night.
Little Boy Blue, come blow your
Your sheep are in the meadow,
your cow’s in the com!
“I needn’t go after them,” said Boy
“The corn is my neighbor's; the
meadow is, too.”
When central gives you numbers
What great relief to fuss;
But since they put in dial phones
We’ve just ourselves to cuss.
The partners weer discussing the
hazards of business, and one asked
what would be ddne in case of bank
ruptcy. “O, that’s simple,” said the
other, “we should share equally in
the profits.”
People who piddle,
Are thin in the middle.
Some men never reach the point,
no matter how great their accum
ulations, where they feel they have
enough for all their needs and are
safe from loss and want- These men
are not rich no matter how many
thousands they have been able to
earn. On the other hand the fellow
who has the right atitude toward
money, who sees in it a means of
living, who can spend it for neces
sities and comforts without misgiv
i *ngs and a pang, is richer in terms
of real living than his more afflu
ent neighbor.

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