North Carolina Newspapers

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VOLUME XIV.
This , That, and
The Other
' ,u « THEO. B. DAVI6
THE FOUR COUNTY NEWSPAPER—WAKE, JOHNSTON, NASH AND FRANKLIN
ZEBULON. NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, AtJGUST THIRTEENTH, 1937.
Water Safety
School Ends
About five weeks ago swimming
aid lif o saving classes were begun
at Lake Myra under the supervis
'oi of the Wake County Chapter of
■ American Red Cross. Russell
•holson of Raleigh directed the
sses. About 40 boys and girls
m Zebulon took part.
U the close of the school all at
ding stood the swimming test
1 passed. Three took the Junior
Saving test and passed: Earl
one, Elizabeth Pearce and J. K.
tson. Mr. F. B Johnson of the
1 Carolina Power and Light
; office took sn active part in
ing the boys and girls from
ilon interested and the success
he school was largely due
nterest.
trough Mr. Johnson those con
ng the school wish to express
appreciation to all parents
ithers who furnished transpor
n to the children during that
Without their help which
riven without charge, the child
ould not have had this import
safety training
tese swimming classes werv
possible by the contributions
e different communities, since
t of the funds so raised is us
conducting these classes and
iar benefits to the contributing
lunities.
iUcius M. Jones
ter an illness of some weeks
. Jones, formerly of Rolesville,
at his home in Wendell on
lay, August 8. Burial services
2 held Monday afternoon at the
rsville Baptist church, conduct
by the pastor, the Rev. H. O.
:er, assisted by the Rev. C. B.
vard. Interment was in the
esville cemetery.
Ir. Jones was G1 years old.
urviving are his wife, formerly
s Claudie Mangum; two sons,
il S. Jones of Rolesville and
mas G. Jones of near Zebulon; 1
lughter, Mrs. W. A. White of
ilon; one granddaughter, Lu-
Thomas White; his stepmoth
ers. Paul Jones of Wakefield;
t brothers, B. T. Jones of Rich
1, L. H. Jones of Wake Forest,
Jones of Angier; Edwin Jones,
y Mt.; R. P. Jones, Durham;
am and Munro Jones, Wake
seven sisters, Mrs. C. B.
ence, Creedmoor, Mrs. G. C.
•y, Zebulon, Mrs. W. A. Gard-
Pinetops, Mrs. Woodfin Lee,
r, Mrs. E. H. King and Mrs.
n Winstead, Raleigh, Mrs.
Lowe, Gastonia,
burial was largely attended
Zebulon.
nty Board
:ars Complaints
e County Commissioners
egun their hearings of com
from property owners who
at they have been assessed
nan a just amount, and that
axes will thereby be made
.han should be paid. The
for Little River township
ot yet been announced.
rent., tor shipping
Church News
CLASS MEETING
The young married ladies class
of Wakefield Church held the sec
ond monthly meeting July 30 at the
home of Mrs. Onnie Carlyle. The
meeting was called to order by
the president, Mrs. William Jones.
After the business hour the meet
ing was turned over to the program
leader, Mrs. Charlie Jones who had
for her subject—Love. The scrip
ture lesson read was Cor. 13-1-12;
song, Love Divine; Poem, Love
that Wilt Not Let Me Go, Mrs.
Charles Mitchell.
Quotations by Mrs. Proctor Scar
boro and Mrs. J. C. Mitchell.
Closing prayer—By Mrs. Fred
Hood. The hostess served ice cream
and cake.
PHILATHEAS MEET
The Philathea Class of Wake
field held their regular monthly
meeting August 4 at the home of
Mrs. Roland.
The speaker was Mrs. Jodie
Wells of Wendell who spoke on the
‘‘Authors of Sacred Songs” which
everyone enjoyed. Nineteen were
present.
Miss Matoka Pace was Bible quiz
leader and gave a scrambled word
Bible Character Contest.
Mrs. Charlie Boy Pace was the
winner. Hostesses wore Mrs- Alvin
Bridges and Mrs. Roland. They
served delicious refreshments con
sisting of ice cream and cakes.
Paralysis At
Orphanage
Because of one case of infantile
paralysis at the Baptist Orphanage
at Thomasville the institution has
been placed in quarantine and plans
for the annua! Homecoming Day
have been postponed indefinitely.
However the situation is thought
not to be critical.
W. C. Pulley Dies
W. C. Pulley, 59, who died at his
home near Tillsonburg, Ontario,
Canada, Sunday afternoon, was
buried Wednesday afternoon. Fun
eral services were conducted at
Bethany church by Rev. D. M.
Clemmons, A. A. Pippin and D. D.
Branch.
A native of Wake County, Mr.
Pulley was one of the best-known
tobacconists and farmers of this
section. He was connected with the
Wendell tobacco market until he
moved to Canada eight years ago,
where he was engaged in raising
tobacco.
Surviving are Mrs. Pulley, the
former Miss Lula Scarboro, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. George Scar
boro, three sons, Harold, Gordon
and Bill, all of Ontario, and one sis
ter, Mrs. C. T. Horton, Raleigh.
Mrs. Pulley was not well, and was
unable to come for the funeral.
Active pallbearers at the funeral
were G. H. Cox, S. T. Davis, C. R.
Weathers, C. H. Horton, L. M. Wat
kins and J. B. Hamrick.
A total of 21,900 pounds of triple
superphosphate was released re
cently to Macon County farmers
who are cooperating in the Agricul
tural Conservation program for
Mattox Chosen
FCX Supervisor
B. G. Mattox, who has been su
pervisor of Johnston county for the
Farmers Cooperative Exchange &
Cotton Cooperative Association for
the past three years, has been pro
moted to district supervisor. In
cluded in his field will be Wake,
Johnston and Franklin counties. He
plans to visit and work with as
many farmers of his district as he
can.
Mr. Mattox went to Smithlield
from Wendell three years ago and
allied himself with the cooperative
movement of marketing and selling
farm produce which has organ
ized a county unit of the Farmers
Cooperative Exchange which has
done in excess of twio hundred
thousand dollar business. In ad
dition to cooperative selling, he has
assisted farmers in shipping out of
Johnston county several hundred
car loads of hogs, poultry and
grain. Mr. Mattox will continue to
live in Smith field
New Disease
Hits Tobacco
A South African tobacco disease
has been found in Wake county and
it is feared that much damage and
loss may result. It is called ‘‘ruffle
leaf” because it makes the diseased
leaf curl down and under at the
edge. Smaller leaves may grow out
of the backs of main leaves. The dis
ease is more to be dreaded by farm
ers than if tobacco only were af
fected; but it also attacks soybeans,
cotton, and tomatoes, and possibly
other plants.
Wendell Tobacco
Market to Open
Wendell, August 10 —With twelve
buying firms, three tobacco ware
houses and with a minimum goal
set at seven million pounds, the lo
cal tobacco market is expecting the
best season in many years.
With community-wide coopera
tion and with a determination to
put over the very best market pos
sible, everything is being put in
readiness for the opening, August
20.
Five companies will be repre
sented by salaried buyers and these
are the American Tobacco Com
pany, the Liggett, Myers Company,
the R. J. Reynolds Company, the
Imperial Tobacco Company and the
Export Leaf Company.
Two independent local firms will
also operate, the Renfro, Whitley
Company and the Monk Henderson
Company. Five-out-of-town inde
pendents who will buy on the local
market as follows: The China-
American Tobacco Company, the P.
Lorillard Company, Bruce Lee and
Company, J. P. Taylor and Com
pany and the Person Garrett Com
pany.
The three warehouses are: the
Planters Warehouse, operated by
Whitley, Perry and Fleming; the
Star Wrehouse, by J. A. Terrell
and J. H. Wells; and the Farmers’
Warehouse, by C. F. Hobgood and
son and Henry Beam. These will
have ample forces for takaur rare
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Flap
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By
THE
SWASH
BUCKLER
*****
Saw a gentleman in a nearby
town last Monday who was accost
ed by a lady soliciting advertising
for a local beauty contest. I was
impressed by the conversation:
“Mr. Blank, what about sponsor
ing a bathing beauty in our con
test?”
“Ain’t interested.”
“Well, think of the advertising it
will give your shoe shop. The ad
vertisement alone will be worth the
few cents it costs.”
“I jest ain’t interested.”
“Why you can’t find such an ad
vertising value anyw'here. Why the
young lady representing your firm
will be a walking advertisement for
you. With our other routine ads,
your place will get more advertis
ing than it’s ever had before—”
‘‘Wal, I see I got to tell you like
I told Miss Jennie Parsons last
year. I been here nigh on to thirty
three year now, and I ain’t never
advertised yet. I ain’t broke that
record in thirty-two year and I
don’t aim to now. G’bye ”
The young lady murmured her
apology and walked off.
ITesently our non-advertising
friend loaded his pipe and ambled
off mumbling to himself.
As he passed from sight I turn
ed to a man nearby and asked what
the gentleman did.
“Aw he don’t do nothing much.
He’s been running a shoe shop off
and on as long as there’s been a
town here. He own’s a farm near
here and six cottages down at
Morehead. He don’t have to do
nothing and don’t like to do that.”
*****
The more I think of that conver
sation, the more 1 think of the fal
acy of his statement: “* * I ain’t
never advertised * * ”
While he was talking, he was
advertising his business, his na
ture, and possibly his narrowness.
Every pair of shoes he ever half
soled, whether pegged or sewed
loft his shop on the feet of an ad
vertiser. Every good half-sole sent
forth a good advertisement, and
every bad heel stirred up resent
ment on his customer’s part. His
work is known' far and near as the
best to be had.
I learned that a water melon in
the window of a nearby grocery
store weighed ninety pounds and
was grown on the farm of Mr.
Blank. He was famous for his mel
ons of great size. Yet, he never ad
vertised in thirty-three years of
progressiveness.
His cottages never go unrented.
People clamor for them because
they are modem and clean. They
are engaged months in advance by
vacationists of this and other
states. Since the first year of their
existence, he has been paid many
times their original cost and yearly
upkeep-
He pays taxes on them, to the
county and state. Both are spend
ing thousands of dollars for adver
tising our many advantages as a
vacation-land, but Mr. Blank never
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