VOLUME XIV. Z
WENDELL AND IZEBVLON
SCHEDULED FOR TWO BIG
GAMES; BUSINESS MEN
The local ball club is sponsoring
a game of Donkey Baseball here
Friday and Saturday evenings at
8:00 o’clock. The field will be lit
with huge portable electric lights
that make the field as light as. day
In donkey baseball, which is
played very much like softball, the
pi iyers have to ride donkeys. A
man can dismount to hit, but he
has to catch his jackass and ride
him to first, second and on in
home, if he can get around. The
fielders have to ride their donkeys
into the outfield and get the ball
and thence to first or wherever the
ball is to be played.
Business men of Zebulon and
Wendell will probably comprise
the two team- which w:ll play both
Friday and Saturday nights.
A few of the local players are
George Lane, Ted Davi- and ex-
Mayor R. 11. Bridgets. Other mem
ber of the local team have not yet
been picked, but it i 1 thought tU.
they will be picked for abihty to
spread out and sit, rather than
their adeptness at hitting and field
Zebulon’s postmaster, M. J. Sex
ton, has been reading the papers &
noted the gain in receipt to the
post office in nearby towns. So he
sat down with pencil and paper and
did some figuring for himself and
his office. And this is what he
The Zebulon post office receipts
during the last fiscal year ending
June 150, increased nearly SI3OO ov
er the preceding year, or made a
net gain in business of nearly 2<»
This is just one of the many in
dications that times around Zebu
lon are better and the folks are
telling the world about the “biggest
little town on earth.”
BARKLEY LEADS U. S. SENATE
In a hotly ami tested vote Senator
Barkley of Kentucky won the dem
ocratic leadership in the United
States Senate over Senator Harri
son of Mississippi. The vote was 38
to 37. Succeeds Jos. T. Robinson
who died suddenly last week. Bark
ley favors the President’s Court
reform bill while Harrison opposes
it. Supporters of the President vot
ed for Barkley and thereby elected
him. It is now thought the bill will
be defeated, or greatly reduced in
The famous Kentucky Derby is
run a mile and a quarter. The fast
est time ever made in this race is
two minutes one and four fifth
Light travels at ft known speed
nf mure than 186.000 miles each
VEER—WAKE, JOHNSTON, NASH AND FRANKLIN
NA, FRIDAY, JULY TWENTY-THIRD, 1937.
J. D. Horton
Although he had been in poor
alth about six years, the death of
hn I). Horton on Fiiday of last
ek was unexpected by all except
t family and intimate friends,
s going brought grief to many,
way quiet and wholly unassum
r in manner, there are few who
<1 more nearly count every per
, knowing him as a friend. Prom
|nt foi years, in the business life
the town, he was also a faithful
mber of the Baptist church and
devoted to its interests. The
• io burial service at his home
conducted Saturday afternoon
ive o’clock by the Rev. R. H.
ring with interment in the Zeb
cemeterv. Pastor Herring was.
-ted by the Rev. Then. B. Davis
live pallbearers were: F. E.
. Z J. Robertson. Bob Sawyer,
Daniel, A. R. House, Eugene
uc. Honorary ’pallbearers
: F. D. Finch, W. B. Bunn,
Lrivette, I. F. Bunn, Jesse Kil
<k. Dr. J. F. Coltrane, J. M.
t v. Dr. C. E. Flowers, Pittman
\V. A White, A. V. Medlin,
M. Massey, A. C. Dawson,
Flowers, C. V. Whitley. M. B.
ii to, J. I\. Barrow, W. N.
. C S. Ohamblee, Irby D. Gill.
. Jones, G. ('. Massey, E. H.
r, J. R. Horton, M. J. Sexton,
if llobgood. George Lane, Dr.
4. Strickland, and J. A. Wells,
endell; Dr. Carl Bell, Dr. Z.
’aveness and J. W. Bunn of
Horton was the son of J. W.
m and Martha Strickland Hor
ind had spent his life in this
He is survived by his widow,
rly Miss May Kemp of Wake
a daughter, Mrs. Eugene Pri*
of Zebulon; a son, Robert
a Horton, senior at U. N. C.;
anddaughter, Gayle Privette;
brothers, T. J. Horton and I).
lorton of Durham, and W. S.
jn of Zebulon; three sisters.
J. T. Robertson of Zebulon;
M. (J. Markham and Mrs. Bet
dloway of Durham.
and Fulton Sessoms in the
th. Dawson fanned seven,
nager Strickland’s boys won
i : c with none out in the open
ining. Robert Green, south
started on the mound for Er-
He issued walks to Richard
Frederick Hoyle. Torn Nar-j
single scored Richard, and
■Voodrow Lindsey hit one ov- i
• left-field fence. Lindsey's
ended Green’s work for the
toy O’Quinn, who relieved
was taken for six hits dur
i rest of the garni-. Richard
with a double and two sin
•r four turns, and Lindsey,
homer arid single for four,
>ps for Wakelon.
■tre R- H. E.
n 400 001 100—6 8 3
000 000 000—0 3 3
—Page. Green, O’Quinn & j
New Ford Place To
Open Here Monday
HEADS NEW DEPARTMENT
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, An anno idei -
aide interest is made hv Mr. S. P.
Veeker, General Sales Manager of
the Carolina Power and Light Co.,
with regard to his Company’s
. planned activities in the field of
i, development of the natural resourc
es of the territory which its elec
t j *
. trie lilies serve and the establish
, ment of a special department to
further this purpose. This, new de
partment, of which Mr. A. L. Mon
roe will be in direct charge, will he
known as the Agricultural and In
dustrial Development Department.
“The Company has always been
deeply interested in ihe develop
.; ment of the agricultural and indus
(Continued on back page.)
:k To Top
Last Friday Wakeion boosted its
grip on the Tobacco State League
to a full game by defeating Erwin,
7-3, today behind four-hit hurling
of Rainey Hayes and Allen Green.
Raney Hayes was relieved by
Green in the second with three
halls and one strike giving the hat
j ter his fourth ball, Green pulled
himself out of the hole allowing
j no runs that inning. He gave only
! two runs the rey>t of the distance.
Ace batter for the Wakelon team
was Richard Hoyle, with four for
five. Tom Narron with three for
five, and Mitchell, with two for
four, came next.
Score R. H. E.
Erwin 100 101 000—3 4 3
Wakelon 001 012 21x—7 14 1
Clayton had a streak of luck on
last Saturday when they combined
Wakelon’s had breaks with their
j good ones and tallied a score of
I ■* r% s
EARLEY BRANTLEY TO MAN
AGE FORD AGENCY AND
GEORGE LANE, ASST.
Office and garage equipment are
b> uc moved in this week to the
(■ill Building located behind the
City Market. A branch of the Wen
ded concern, but to be a distinctly
separate maintenance department,
tliis agency will handle all Ford
products and offer the best of ev
ery type sales and service.
Under the Brantley-Henderson
Motor Co. heading also comes the
Sta dard Service Station which has
been opened up at the comer of
Main Street and the highway. This
1 station has been open all week.
Earley Brantley, who is man
l a per of both Ford agencies, here
and in Wendell, will be assisted by
the able and efficient George Lane,
known to all as a former Zebulon
| business man.
Mr. Brantley stated that his
company planned to push Ford
s ties in this territory as they had
never been pushed before, and that
i his. idea was that that the bigger
he could build the Brantley-Hender
son Motor Company, the bigger he
could build Zebulon. Zebulon wel
comes all people with aims such as
I iOSPITAL ISSUE
Trustees of Rex Hospital are fac
ing a difficult situation these days.
A request from Wake County Com
missioners that all members of the
Wake Medical Society be allowed to
practice in the hospital was de
nied. The only vote favoring the
request was cast by J. W. Dunn.
Members of the Raleigh Academy
of Medicine only are physicians at
Rex. This is felt by many to be
an injustice «ince the hospital re
ceives appropriations, from both
city and county for charity cases.
Threats to carry the matter to
court for settlement are said to be
welcomed by the trustees, as this
would clarify their position, and
sot bounds for their authority.
The intensive search made by the
navy for Amelia Ear-hart and Fred
erick Noonan, fliers lost somewhere
between New Guinea and Howland
Island, was discontinued last Sat
urday, all efforts having proved
fruitless. Reports that George
Putnam, husband of the aviatrix',
would institute private search was
denied. Putnam was quoted as say
ing he was sure the navy had done
more thorough work than could any
If a rattle snake loses its fangs,
or if they are removed, it grows
another set, as it has from three to
seven pairs in various stages of de
velopement imbeded in its upper