North Carolina Newspapers

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VOLUME XIV.
This, That, and
'THE FOUR COUNTY NEWSPAPER—WAKE, JOHNSTON, NASH AND .FRANKLIN
ZEBULON. NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, AUGUST TWENTIETH, 1937.
FESTVAL IN
FULL SWING
The first Festival to honor to
mco ir North Carolina, will ar
! Ai Wilson on August 19 and
and such things as street dan
water carnivals, street parades
lie speaking and tobacco ex
ts will be the order of the day.
ongressman Harold D. Cooley,
hville, will be the principal
iker of the two day gathering,
ley will speak at the Wilson
nty Fair Grounds on the after
-1 of August 19 at 4:00 p. m.
window decorating contest
i prizes will start off the Festi
while on the same morning a
>r carnival will be held in Wil
s new $40,000 muneipal pool
swimmers wnll compete for
iming and diving awards and
ithing beauty contest will be
Forty-one medals and silver
lies will be awarded. On the
•noon of the first day the farm
)f the State will be glorified
will have a time of their own.
eco exhibits put on by N. C.
> Colleg and the State De
nent of Agriculture will be
n at the Smith Warehouse,
the farmers of the State will
a tobacco contest of their own
ash prizes.
it night old time fiddlers will
2te for more cash prizes in
of the Courthouse here while
are dance will be held on the
evening. with a masquerade
dance in which costumes will
? order of the day. Prizes will
>e awarded for the best types
1 various costumes on display,
the morning of August 20th
lueen of the Festival will be
ed from among 57 of the
’s most beautiful girls. Tn the
ioon. a parade, with floats,
, fife and drum corps, mili
ompanies. and other displavs
ae held. Prizes will also be
'ed in this parade. That night
ost brilliant and colorful part
whole Festival will take place
Governor Clyde R. Hoey will
an address of welcome to the
crowd that is expected, and
ig and queen of the Festival
crowned at Coronation Cer
s at the Fair Grounds here,
isman John H. Kerr of
ton will act as Master of
nies for this event,
diately after the Corona
emonies a Coronation Ball
leld at the Watson Ware
re.
•ESTED. RESIGNS
W. A. Weathersby of
ged last year with
>nd acquitted, was
last week on two
•> driving and one
•as to be tried
* and the
Wakelon Closes
Good Season
This Week
LAST TWO GAMES OF SERIES
TO BE PLAYED HERE
SUNDAY
After one of the most successful
seasons ever enjoyed by Wakelon,
they are closing the first half of
the season with a nice string of tal
lies in their favor.
Os late Clayton has vamped and
revamped their team until they
have only one or two of the origin
al players. Picking up those play
ers who will come for the money
and fun of the game, she has pick
ed up and in several games beaten
the best team of the Tobacco State
League.
More or less from a sense of pity
Wakelon has handed three of the
last five games to Clayton and in
truly sportsmanship style has tak
en a second place on the rating
card of the League.
A different story will be heard,
seen and enacted when the finals
come up. Local interest will be well
warranted and large crowds are
expected to turn out for the grand
finale of the series.
The last games of the first half
are scheduled as follows:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 20—
Erwin at Clayton 4:00 p. m.
Wakelon At Angier 3:00 p. m.
Plus protested game.
SATURDAY. AUGUST 21—
Clayton at Erwin 4:00 p. m.
Double-header.
Wakelon at Angier 4 00 p. m.
Double-header.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 22
I Wakelon a* Erwin 2:00 p. m.
Double header.
Clayto; at Angier 2:00 p. m.
Double-header.
GENERAL NEWS
PASS PARK PLAN
Washington, Aug. 10—The sen
ate" passed and sent to the white
house Saturday a bill providing for
establishment of the Cape Hatter
as national sea shore in North Car
i olina.
It calls for preservation as a
i primitive wilderness an area to be
1 designated by the interior depart
ment on five islands on the North
I Carolina coast including Roanoke,
the site of an English colony es
tablished in 1584 by Sir Walter
Raleigh.
AMERICANS LEAVING
Because of war in China all Am
ericans in the danger zones have
been advised to leave. Many have
been brought into cities considered
safe and plans are being rushed for
them to board ships and come to
own land. Already three Am
’s have been killed, one of
missionary. There are 4.000
in Shanghai, which is
of the fighting at this
'’’hinese and Japanese
vinning.
LKS AT WILSON
ooley of Nashville,
•om the Fourth N.
'hursday afternoon,
i principal speaker
lual North Caorlina
N. C. GETS GIN
INSPECTOR
Appointment of Fred P. John
son of Hoke County as the North
Carolina Department of Agricul
ture’s first gin inspector, was an
nounced today by Commissioner of
Agriculture W. Kerr Scott.
“In view that cotton farmers an
nually lose thousands of dollars
because of improperly ginned cot
ton, the appointment of a gin in
spector to aid farmers by promot
ing better ginning methods and re
lationships between the ginners and
producers is essential at this time,
Commissioner Scott said.
As gin inspector for the depart
ment, Johnson will give technical
advice to ginners, aid them with
their mechanical troubles, discour
age the processing of wet or green
cotton and “generally seek to make
the standard of North Carolina cot
ton better,” Fairley said, adding
that “the inspector’s work will also
include a program to inform the
farmers of annual loss they sustain
by bringing wet and green cotton
to be ginned and of the value of
patronizing adequately equipped
gins where their cotton may be
cleaned properly.”
Services of the inspector will be
available to farmers and ginners
upon request to the Department of
Agriculture, State Warehouse Di
vision.
wendeliThas
A FINE SET-UP
With twelve buying firms, three
tobacco warehouses and a minimum
goal of seven million pounds, the
local tobacco market is expecting
the best season in years.
With community-wide coopera
tion and with the determination to
put over the best market possible,
everything is being put in readiness
for the opening on August 26.
Five companies wil be represent
ed by salaried buyers. These are
the American, Liggett and Myers,
R. J. Reynolds, Imperial and the
Export Loaf.
Two independent local firms will
also operate: the Renfro-Whitley
Company and the Monk-Henderson
Company.
The three warehouses are: Plant
ers, operated by Whitley, Perry and
Fleming; the Star warehouse, by
J. A. Perrell and J. H. Wells; and
the Farmers’ by C. F. Hobgood and
Son and Henry Beam.
EXCLUUSIVE!
Henry E. Litchford, chairman of
the Wake County *BC board, has
announced plans lor a liquor store
in Raleigh for the express purpose
of serving Negro trade. It is to be
manned entirely by Negroes, with
the hope that it will help material
ly to stamp out bootlegging among
the Negro race.
MAY BE THE LAST
Recalled from desuetude the elec
tric chair worked in record time
when in two minutes 48 seconds,
James McNeill was executed last
Friday for the murder of his sweet
heart. Ten minutes and five sec
onds were required for Leroy Mc
neill in the lethal gas chamber on
the same day. The chair will not
be again dismantled because some
other capital crime committed be-
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Flap
doodle
By
THE
SWASH
BUCKLER
A recent visitor to the “Lost
Colony” play down Manteo way
states that it is no longer a mys
tery to him as to what happened to
the Lost Colony.
After two nights down there he
is willing to swear that they were
eaten by mosquitoes.
(To those who do not know the
insect it is of the carnivorous type
and is usually pronounced preceded
by one, two or more very descrip
tive adjectives.)
One of our local young ladies
who has been engaging in a bit of
spank tail hearts of late says pun
nily that she’s been playing a bit
of “strap poker”. Haw!
E’arkton Antone tells of the for
eigner who came to this country
and hought a piece of mortgaged
property without paying off the
mortgage. He developed it until it
was really a valuable piece of real
estate and advertised it for sale.
A buyer came and offered him ten
times what he paid the original
owner and just as he was ready to
sell, the gentleman holding the
I mortgage came up and informed
him that he couldn’t sell the prop
erty.
“Why?”, asked the bewildered
foreigner.
“Because I have the mortgage.
So saying, he took the poor
man’s real estate and sold it, giv
ing the owner only what he had
paid for it originally.
Our foreign friend learned his
lesson and later went out to buy
another piece of land. After he had
paid his cash to the agent, the
gentleman handed him a deed to
the farm. “What’s this?”
“Why that is your deed showing
that you own the property.” */'
“Here, take it back.”
“Why,” said the astonished man,,
“don’t you want the title to your
property ?”
“ No,” said the old fellow, “you
can have the title, just give me the
mortgage.”
Speaking of moving, when one
family moves from a house in Zeb
ulon, houses are so scarce that it
sounds pretty much like “fruit-bas
ket turn over” because a dozen oth
er families move too.
If you move in, you have to take
the worst house and work your way
up to the top.
Several girls have asked me who
the pitcher and catcher were I in
terviewed for a recent column, they
want dates!
Well, this is good bye for the
time being. I’ve got to find some
pitcher and catcher to back me up.
So, until Manteo mosquitoes can
stand flat-footed and “fight” a tur
key,
Your truly,
THE SWASHBUCKLER.
In the present Sino - Nipponese
war over three hundred Chinese
agents are in the United States to
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