(She Zcbulmt 3Rcrnr& VOLUME XIV. Wakelon ‘ Tops y In Tobacco League ALLEN GREEN BLANKS CLAYTON. WITH FIVE HITS TOBACCO STATE LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Wakelon. 10 5 .667 Erwin 9 6 .600 Angier 6 9 .400 Clayton 4 9 308 Wakelon, July 3—Wakelon back ed Allen Green’s five-hit and no runhurling with a 17-hit attack which produced 13 tallies against Clayton today. The win was the sixth in a row for Manager Alton Strickland’s league-leading locals. Beam and Hendrix made two hits apiece for Clayton. The visitors’ safety w r ent to Milner. Wakelon sewed up the contest with a quartet of tallies in the first inning. Hits by Richard Hoyle, Fred Hoyle, Bissette, and Mitchell figured prominently in the big opening. Score: R. H. E- Clayton 000 000 000— 0 5 4 Wakelon 405 301 OOx—l3 17 4 Edwards, High, Breedlove, An derson and Richards, Barnes; Green and Page. ANGIER DEFEATS WAKELON, ANDY FI LLER PITCHES WIN Angier, July 4.—Andy Fuller hurled his third victory in three starts as Angier turned back Wake lon'sleague-leaders here today, 4-3, to snap a Wakelon winning streak at six games. The Elon hurler al lowed only five hits and fanned nine. The Angier-Wakelon game was decided in the ninth inning, with none away. With the count dead locked at 2-all, Larni singled, stole second, and came home on a single by Larry (Little Doc) Smith. Despite Fullers’ fine pitching, the Elon boy was hard pushed to gain the edge over Dawson in a mound duel. Wakelon took 2-0 lead in (Continued on back page). COUNTY WELFARE BOARDS NAMED County Boards of Welfare have been named for the entire state and will serve in an advisory capacity to county superintendents of Pub lic Welfare. Members for Wake and adjoining counties are as follows: Franklin—Mrs. George Gilliam, Franklinton; Mrs. Ben Holden, Louisburg; J. J. Young, Youngs ville. Johnston—Mrs. T J. Lassiter, Sraithfield; C. P. Worley, Selma; J. Ed Johnson, Benson. Nash—Capt. J. W. Robbins, Sharpsburg; M. R. Robbins, Rocky Mount; C. H. Eatmon, Bailey. Wake—lrving Hall, Raleigh; R. S. Busbee, Raleigh; Mrs. Hubert Poteat, Wake Forest. Wilson —W H. Dunn, Wilson; W. R. .Rodgers, Stantonsburg; H. THE FOUR COUNTY NEWSPAPER—WAKE, JOHNSTON, NASH AND FRANKLIN ZEBULON FIRMS CLOSED MONDAY A. Most of Zebulon’s places of busi ness w r ere closed on Monday, own ers and employees'taking holiday- A grocery store or two, and the drug store and eating houses were open. No celebration was held, a ball game with Greenville All-Stars being the feature of the day. LITCHFORD IS HEAD OE ABC Henry Litchford of Millbrook, former banker, heads the ABC board of Wake County with Jesse Henderson of Wendell and Chaun cey Jones of Raleigh as the other members. It is stated that no store in the county may be opened for the sale of liquor before the last of this month or the first of Au gust. No site outside Raleigh has been definitely decided upon. R. E. Pippin came home from Washington for a visit the first part of this week. RED CROSS STARTS SWIMMING CLASS When those citizens, both large and small, of our town turned out at the playground Wednesday at 3 o’clock to go to Lake Myra for their Beginner, Junior and Senior courses in swimming and lifesaving they numbered more than fifty. Badger Johnson, who is supervis or of transportation for the course stated that he was greatly pleased with the prospects. ‘‘Never”, stat ed Mr. Johnson, who is a Red Cross examiner for water sports, ‘‘Have I seen such enthusiastic support as we are getting here. It is indeed a pleasure to work with a group which is so anxious to learn one of the really worthwhile health-giving sports. If this class turns out as well as most of them do, we will have even more by the next meeting.” Days decided upon were Mon days and Wednesdays. The place for assembly, the playground and the time, 3:00 P. M. A hydraulic ram capable of de livering 30 gallons of water an hour has ben installed on the farm of A. Q. Patterson in Alexander county. It will supply the home, barn, and a laying flock of 400 birds. Tomato fruit worms have de stroyed about half of what appear ed to be a large crop of tomatoes in Wayne County, reported A. S. ZEBULON, NORTH CA ROLINA, FRIDAY, JULY NINTH, 1937. NEWS BRIEFS FLOOD IN DELAWARE A cloudburst in Delaware on Tuesday flooded streams, overturn ed cars, and made 100 families homeless in addition to causing the deaths of two more. CHOWAN GOES WET In Tuesday’s voting Chowan county went for liquor control by 756 to 575. Liquor stroes are ex pected to open in the county at an early date. ASKS HELP Mrs. Mary M. Sloop, manager of Crossnore School at Crossnore, asks for help from all who will contribute toward paying off a bill for groceries used during the last term. The bill is now in excess of SIBOO.OO and any amount given will be greatly appreciated- Send di rect to Mrs. Sloop. Crossnore school is devoted to helping those who otherwise might not be able to se cure an education and all pupils do everything possible in the way of self-help, but are unable to meet their own expenses in full. EVER NOMAL GRANARY Among the ideas offered as a solution of price changes and food supplies is that of an “ever normal granary” which in some respects is a repetition of practices put in to effect by Joseph under Pharaoh in Egypt some thousands of years ago. Surplus grain would be stored in years of plenty for marketing during the lean years, serving to hold up prices when crops are abun dant and to keep down costs when grain is scarce outside the grana ries. Crop control would probably be a feature of the plan if and when it is tried. TRIBUTE TO BULLFROGS Buddhist priests in Japan dedi cated a monument to bullfrogs us ed in scientific experiments last year to the number of 100,000 and offered prayers for the souls of the frogs. Buddhists believe that all living things possess souls. RECORDERSCOURT TRIESFOURTEEN Recorders Court last Wednes day tried fourteen cases. State vs. Riggsby Massey. As sault. Verdict of not guilty. . M. L. Massey charged with as sault and trespass. Not guilty. Neal Leach charged with assault. Nol Pros with leave. Thomas Currin charged with Larceny Trespass. The defendant plead guilty of forcible trespass. Judgment was suspended on pay ment of costs. Flora Brantley charged with careless and reckless driving, found guilty and sentenced to 60 days in the common jail of Wake County. Sentence suspended upon payment of $25.00 fine and costs of court, deefndant not to operate a car in the state for six months. Miss Hoyle Wins First In Contest SCHOOL DATE SET FDR SEPTEMBER Announcement has been made from Raleigh that county schools for whites will open on September 8. Schools for colored will open on the 15th. The list of teachers for Wake lon has not been handed in yet, but will probably be ready for publica tion at an early date. WEED MARKETS TO OPEN EARLY Definite decision has been made as to the dates for opening of to bacco markets. First sales will be made in Georgia on July g 9. South Carolina markets will open on August 10, while in the Eastern Belt of this state the date is set for August 26. Middle Belt sales begin on September 16, and the fi nal opening will be that of the Virginia Dark Belt on November 29. The crop as a whole is said to be good at this date, though blue mold did great damage to plants in beds. MISS MART THOUGHT SAFE Amelia Earhart, world-famous aviatrix, who recently began her most ambitious project in flying, was lost on last Friday when her plane was forced down somewhere in the Pacific Ocean along the equator by lack of gasoline. Storms had caused the use of more than had been expected She was plan ning to land on Howland Island, but failed to reach it. Messages were received which were thought to prove that she was on land, as her husband said the plane radio could not be used on water. No messages have ben received for some time now. George Putnam, husband of the aviatiix, and Mrs. Noonan, wife of the navigator who went with Mis# Earhart, are natur ally in great suspense, though they profess to believe that both will be rescued. The U. S. government has sent ships and planes to aid in the search and the nation listens eag erly for news. GOOD PERCENT (XILLECTED Wake County tax collectors re port that a total of $679,708.25 collected on taxes for 1936-37. This is 81 per cent of the amount due acocrding to the tax lists. The books have been turned over to Leonard James, head of the new department, who will look after getting the remainder. Patronize our advertisers. NUMBER 2 J. C. MATTHEWS, SPRING HOPE AND MRS P. F. MASSEY RUN CLOSE SECOND & THIRD Below we give the winners and list of prizes ofered in our Adver tising Contest campaign. A great many letters came in. so many that it took the judges hours to read them. So many of them were of merit, that it was a hard matter for the judges to decide the win ners. In one instance the decision was a tie. It was found that one of the letters exceeded considera bly the allowed 100 words, s<o it was necessary to throw it out. A lot of publicity was stimulated by the campaign which we believe will help the business concerns taking part. We hope our readers will read all the letters. Then visit the plac es of business mentioned and see for yourself the courteous service, large stocks and low prices offered that our contestants found and ap preciate. Here are the winners: FIRST PRIZE $19.85 Lady’s Gold Watch Miss Jane Hoyle SECOND PRIZE $8 00 Gold Pen and Pencil Set Mr. J. C. Matthews THIRD PRIZE $7.50 Best Permanent Wave Mrs. P. F. Massey FOURTH PRIZE $5.00 Permanent Wave Miss Marguerite Harrington FIFTH PRIZE $3.50 Permanent Wave Mis« Constance Matthews SIXTH PRIZE $3.50 Dry Cleaning Mrs. Ida Hall SEVENTH PRIZE $2.50 Show Tickets Mrs. Willa Marshbourn EIGHTH PRIZE $2.50 Show Tickets Mrs. A. J. Hunt NINTH PRIZE $2 00 Show Tickets Mrs. H. S. Denton (Continued on page two.) LOCAL RAIN IS TOOPLENTIFUL A succession of showers varied occasionally by a hard rain have wet the ground thoroughly in this section and crops are thriving. So far no hail has come damage anything in this immediate vicini ty. However, it will be some weeks yet before the tobacco will be ready for the barns and one day may bring untold loss to farmers when hail strikes, so they will probably be on the “anxious seat” until the weed is safely housed. Wise farm ers are carrying hail insurance. The early date set for warehouse opening will mean a rush to grade the leaves as soon as they are cur ed. Lost sleep can usually be regain ed. Lost time ia a waste that can never be regained.