She Zeiminn SJcrori*
This, That, and
MRS. THEO. B. DAVI6
Every few years I think about
how convenient it would be if I
knew how to drive an automobile.
When, last Friday night I dreamed
that I was driving all around, and
that it was perfectly simple and
easy, my first thought on waking
we th it it might yet be possible
fox me to become a driver. The
thought grew and flourished all
that day and until afternoon on
Ted was driving fast along the
road near Halifax when we saw a
car coming from the direction in
which we were headed. It was a
sedan and its sole occupant was a
woman, no longer very young. She
sat far back on the seat, she wore
a blue dress and a deeply concern
ed expression; she drove with arms
stiffly outstretched and at mod
erate speed. But all at once as the
cars neared each other, she steer
ed hers wildly right across the high
way to our side of it, at such an
angle it seemed odd that she didn’t
turn over. Ted slammed on brakes,
blew the hern, and did whatever
other things are done to stop
quickly; but if she hadn’t managed
to head back towards her own place
as soon as she did, I fear there’d
have been a serious wreck. As it
was the cars did not touch and she
drove on with a look at us that inti
mated it was all our fault and what
were we doing there anyway. We
took stock and found that though
I had the shakes and Ted was filled
with a mixture of relief and anger,
nothing was actually damaged ex
cept my idea of learning to drive.
That will never be the same again.
THE FOUR COUNTY NEWSPAPER—WAKE, JOHNSTON, NASH AND FRANKLIN
ZEBULON, NORTH CA ROUNA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER EIGHTH, 1937.
Charlotte, —Calling attention to
the fact that North Carolina is the
birthplace of the nation, Governor
Clyde R. Hoey has issued a procla
mation calling upon the people of
North Carolina to make proper ob
servance of Air Mail Week, Octo
ber 11-16, by liberally patronizing
the air mail service.
The text of Governor Hoey’s pro
clamation was made public here to
day by Paul R. Younts, Charlotte
postmaster and chairman of the
general committee on Air Mail
Postmaster Younts was named
chairman of the committee by Wy
the M. Peyton of Asheville, presi
dent o fthe North Carolina associa
tion of postmasters, which is spon
soring the observance.
Chairman Younts has announced
that, through the cooperation of
the Eastern Air Lines, air mail, ex
press, and passenger service, stops
will be made at every place in
North Carolina that has a post of
fice and suitable landing field on
October 12, for the purpose of col
lecting air mail in special cachets,
to be transferred to regular E. A.
L. stops at Charlotte and Raleigh.
Several Eastern Air Line planes
w T ill leave Kitty Hawk early in the
morning of October 12. One of the
planes will make stops at all places
in eastern North Carolina having
landing fields: the other will stop
at all places in western North Car
olina with such fields.
The eastern Carolina plane will
take the mail to Raleigh and trans
fer it to E. A. L. planes there. The
western plane will bring the mail
to Charlotte to be placed on one
of the six planes making daily stops
To the Methodists in particular—
Preaching at our church at 11:00
. m. next Sunday. No night ser
ice—account Wendell meeting.
Welcome to all.
Everybody get back to S. S.
—J. W. Bradley.
The Garden Club of Zebulon won
irst prize in the exhibits of such
•rganizations at the fair here last
veek. The display represented an
•utdoor living room, using brick
ind grass as a base. Lawn furni
ure, a bird bath (homemade), na
ive shrubbery arranged to give
rivacy, with a few plants and flow
"s made an attractive arrange
ent. The idea was to show how
uch could be done for comfort
le outdoor living with a small
ih outlay. This club has many
ns for the beautification of the
n as well as home premises,
Prizes To Be Given Writers
For Prose & Poetry Efforts
Radio listeners on last Friday
night had the chance to hear Jus
tice Black explain that although
he had at one time belonged to the
Ku Klux Klan, he resigned some
years ago. He also stated that he
had never held any prejudice a
gainst those of other races and re
ligions. In spite of this Judge
Black's right to a seat with the
Court was challenged; action upon
the challenge being deferred.
The territory of Hawaii wants to
become a state and Congressman
Kerr of North Carolina is one of a
party of nine senators and eleven
representatives who have left this
country to go to Hawaii and make
investigations of conditions there,
including the desires of the citizen
ry, before final decision is made.
They are scheduled to return about
LEWIS REUNION SUNDAY
Middlesex, N. C., October 7,
The Lewis family will hold their
reunion next Sunday at the old
home place 2 miles south of Mid
dlesex. All the family is request
ed to be present.
—Mrs. A. D. Driver.
MR. GEORGE RAY
Funeral rites for Mr. George Ray
were held in Hopkins Chapel
Church Monday afternoon. Burial
was in the church cemetery. Rev.
A. D. Parrish was in charge of the
Mr. Ray joined the church at
the age of 12, a member 61 years.
Teacher in the Sunday school, a
Superintendent and in 1904 elected
He was born Nov. 9, 1864, died
October 3, 1937.
He married Miss Joe Ella Fer
rell, January 4, 1887. In 1937 they
celebrated their 50th wedding an
He was the youngest son of Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Ray.
He is survived by his wife and
four daughters, two sons. Mrs. C.
B. Hodge, Mrs. G..S. Ferrell, Mrs.
W. L. Hobbs, of Delco, Mrs. Vir
ginia Combs, L. M. Ray, Rockville,
Md., W. A. Ray, State Hospital,
and ten grand children. Three sis
ters, Mrs. Mary Patterson, Mrs.
Btttie Perry, Mrs. Martha Perry
of Texas. One brother M. T. Ray
of Birmingham, Alabama.
The flower girls were his grand
daughters and 3 of his nieces.
ion County farmers are har
ig approximately two tons of
? lespedeza hay per acre. They
have a good crop of seed.
,ie Waccamaw Bank and Trust
npany provided each corn club
mber in Columbus County with
ough pure bred seed of the La
am’s Double variety to plant one
rre and the boys now have surplus
eed to sell this winter.
DR. MASSEY TO
Dr. L. M. Massey has been in
vited to read a paper and give a
clinic on “Diagnosis and Treatment
of Oral Infections” before the sth
District of North Carolina Dental
Society. The sth District is made
up of all counties east of Wake to
the coast. The meeting will be held
in Goldsboro, N. C., Oct. 18th, 1937.
Hoyle Bridgers had the program
of the Zebulon Rotary Club in
charge last Friday evening and he
put it over in a big way. He gave
a full-time musical concert. His
! daughter, Miss Ruby, and Miss
Daphene Johnson sang several se
lections. Sexton Johnson sang a
number of selections with guitar
accompaniment. Hoyle climaxed
his program with a Charlie Chap
lin he picked up at the carnival.
The actor was a good imitation of
the real Charlie and every one en
joyed his “stuff.”
The club had three visiting Ro
tarians from the Wendell Rotary
Club. Dr. Smith was one of them.
He says he likes the biscuits served
by the one who prepared them, and
so say we all!
The Garden Club will meet on
next Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 in
the home of Mrs. J. K. Barrow with
Mrs. C. G. Weathersby as joint
hostess. Mrs. C. S. Hobgood of
Wendell will speak on Planting
Perennials and Bulbs for Next
Year’s Bloom. Mrs. Hobgood is a
pleasing speaker with a wealth of
first-hand experience as a founda
tion for what she says, and her
talk will be of interest and benefit
to all fortunate enough to hear it.
WHO HAVE JOBS
In North Carolina the names on
file with the State Unemployment
Compensation Commission show
that more Smiths are listed than
go by any other surname. Includ
ing the Smyths and the Smythes,
they number 9,559. Next come the
Joneses with 6,325. Following in
the order named are: Williams, 6,-
270; Browns 5,280; Davis, 4,900.
With less than 4,000 are Moore,
Johnson, Wilson, Taylor, Harris,
Miller, White, Thomson, Walker,
Martin, Allen, Hall, Edwards. All
these have above 2,000.
At this rate it will be some job
to keep up with all names and num
bers on file. And when it comes to
first names there are 93 Annie
Smiths, and 369 James Smiths.
A farm machinery dealer in
Rockingham County told Fred Wal
ker, farm agent, that he had sold
more mowing machines to Rock
ingham farmers this fall than in
the past eight years.
The Woman's Club of Zebulon
offers prizes for original poems
sent in before the club year closes
next May. All who are interested
are asked to read carefully the
rules given below.
There will be three prizes: One
for the best poem written by a pu
pil in the elementary school at
Wakelon; one for the best poem
by a pupil in the high school; and
one for the best poem by a person
in the community, not in school,
age not to be considered.
Each poem must be original and
must be sent by author.
No person who has ever sold a
poem is eligible to enter the con
No poem which has been pub
lished before being entered is to be
Poems may be sent in at any
time up to April 30, 1938, but no
person may submit more than two.
Entries may be in rhyme or blank
No contribution may be more
than 32 lines in length.
From time to time poems which
have been submitted may be pub
lished in The Zebulon Record.
Judges will be selected at a later
date and announcement will be
made at the proper time.
Poems may be sent to Mrs. Irby
Gill, Chmn. Department of Liter
ature, Woman’s Club, Zebulon.
Keep a copy of each poem sent.
Most parents seeing boys gam
ble, will either take punitive action
or shake their heads and ease the
situation by comment to the ef
fect tha gambling is an instinct,
that instincts are a part of human
nature, that you can’t change hu
man nature. But Dr. J. Halsey Gu
lick, academy headmaster, did nei
ther when boys in his charge play
ed the slot machines.
He went to police headquarters,
secured a ctnfiscated gambling de
vice, and had it set up in the mathe
matics room ts his school. Then he
ararnged with the mathematics in
structor to work up a problem in
volving the law of mathematical
probability. The boys were to play
the machine with “phoney” money
to solve the problem. And they dis
covered several surprising things.
They learned, for example, that a
player hits the ‘‘jack pot” once in
4,000 times. At a nickel a “throw”
that meant it would cost about S2OO
to win $5. They learned also that
the next highest “payoff” was once
in 2,000 plays, and made it cost
SIOO to win sl.
Probably Dr. Gulick smiled a bit
—to himself. Perhaps he made a
few notes for a book on boy psy
chology. But anyway, it is reported
that gambling isn’t so popular in
his school as once it was.—Rotari
Six upright silos and many
trench silos have been constructed
in Buncombe County this fall.
Mitchell County farmers have
cooperated to buy more than 200
tons of limestone during the last