®h£ Zrbulmt Stenxrlt
This , That, and
MRS. THEO. B. DAVKS
A friend called me last week
after reading my column and told
me she has found that chinaber
ries—or chaney-balls, if you know
them better by that name—will
help to keep moths out of gar
ments or closets. She advises that
the berries be gathered now and
stored for use; or you may put
them on the shelves and floors of
closets. When you store winter
wraps next spring, put a handful
of the berries in a pocket. They
will not stain clothing, and are
certainly plentiful as well as “cost
less”. I am glad to learn that those
faint-y smelling blooms are actual
ly good for something. Hereafter I
shall be less resentful when I get
sick of their odor.
As usual, Mrs. Merritt Massey
has wonderful chrysanthemums;
but she has nourished and cherish
ed them all summer, while mine
almost had to pay board, and then
most of them got frost-bit. Mrs.
Massey covered hers to prevent
damage. And Mrs. Clarence Kemp
has one of the loveliest chrysan
themums I have seen. It is not
very double, is a lovely shade of
pink, blooms in clusters, and the
frost has not hurt it yet. I don’t
know its name, so that will be an
excuse to get a slip from Mrs.
Kemp next spring. I can tell her
I would buy one from a catalog,
but don’t know what to order. That
will sound better than plain out
begging, and if she doesn’t believe
me, she’ll not tell me so.
Some weeks ago my husband
came in from a short trip and
handed me—rof all things—a doll.
It was not a new doll, but was not
broken and it wore two ill-fitting,
somewhat soiled garments. He had
found it on the highway soon after
meeting a car with a trailer at
tached and thought he saw a child’s
head at the window of the trailer.
However, the car was ’way out of
sight and he had no idea who they
I set the doll on a shelf and the
next time my daughter came out
from Raleigh she offered to take it
back with her and dress it to give
some child who might be without
one at Christmas. I asked her to
put boy clothes on it as I want to
name it Moses, although it was
found not among the bulrushes, but
the cars rushes.
Os course it is nicer to give wel-
THE FOUR COUNTY NEWSFAFER—WAKE, JOHNSTON, NASH AND FRANKLIN
ZEBULON. NORTH CA ROLINA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12,1937.
The filling station near Zebulon
on highway 91 is also near Wake
field, and has been known as May’s
For some time it has been run
by a Miss Massey. No one objected
to the filling station as such; but
accompanying conditions were such
that they were declared a public
nuisance. The members of the
colored churches in sight of the
station petitioned for relief from
a situation that was not at all con
ducive to worship. The pastor and
leading members of the Wakefield
Baptist church, white, were also
Tiuch concerned; and the Zebulon
3aptist church concurred in the
•elief that such a place should be
On Tuesday of this week, with
bief-of-police Cone accompanying
hem, a group of citizens from
iebulon and Wakefield went to
taleigh to confer with authorities,
with the result that the station
was padlocked. Operators of the
place were told that an appeal to
a higher court would avail nothing.
POTATO HOUSE BURNED
The potato house owned by Pitt
man Stell and located on his farm
at Wakefield was burned last Fri
day night. It was filled with po
tatoes which were in process of
curing. Mr. Willie Bullock, who
lives on the farm, was curing the
potatoes and does not know how
the fire started.
fare workers and others collecting
toys new gifts whenever possible;
but there’s much that crn be done
to renew the appearance of old
ones. And there are so many need
ed every year it seems a pity not
to save all we can. There’s no
time to lose, if we want to collect
and make ready all the discarded
or unused toys about the place and
pass them on to give pleasure
where pleasure may not be a fre
If you don’t know just how to
go about this, Mrs. R. H. Herring
and Mrs. Ida Hall can tell you the
best way to proceed.
They’ll never have done with the fighting, on
land and over the sea.
Government, Government, what does it care,
what does it care for me?
Bugles must blow and flags must wave and the
muffled drums must beat —>
And what to a lass is a lover when they lay him
dead at her feet?
They’ll never have done with the fighting, for
.ward the columns sweep;
1 hear the sound of the firing of guns as I tend
the hearth —and weep.
Far off and faint; but 1 hear it; and a white,
dead face I see
Under the sod in a grave that God and the Gov
ernment made for me.
(The above lines were published at the time
associate editor has written them from memory
they carry especially appropriate for Armistice
The Woman Laments
The Garden club met on Tues
day p. m. in the home of Mrs.
Fred Page with Mrs. A. S. Hinton
The meeting had two special
features: an address by Mrs. C. C.
Carpenter of Wake Forest on the
work of garden clubs with ob
jectives; and an exhibit of flower
arrangements in which first prize
was won by Mrs. E. C. Daniel and
second prize was divided between
W. C. Campen and Mrs. C. G.
Mrs. C. G. Weathersby, chair
man of the Christmas program,
gave a very interesting report,
outlining plans for that occasion.
Each member was assigned a spe
cial Christmas feature for which
to be responsible.
Any person not a member of
the club, but desiring to take part
in this contest, and arrange some
feature for public display may do
so. All such “will please notify
Mrs. C. G. Weathersby. The con
test is for all wishing to take part.
Participants will meet at the
clubhouse on Wednesday evening,
Dec. 22, at 7:00 o’clock. From the
clubhouse visits will be made to
the following homes to observe
features of Christmas decoration:
Mrs. H. C. Wade, Front Door;
Mrs. F. D. Finch, Miniature
Christmas tree; Mrs. W. C. Cam
pen, Console table; Mrs. C. E.
Flowers, Mantel decoration; Mrs.
Victoria Gill, Outdoor arrangement
for street view; Mrs. C. V. Whit
ley, Buffet decoration; Mrs. F. L.
Page, Any Christmas unit; Mrs. E.
C. Daniel, Outdoor Christmas tree;
Mrs. J. K. Barrow, Window dec
oration; Mrs. C. G. Weathersby,
Dinner table, center; Mrs. J. F.
Coltrane, Sun room. Refreshments
will be served in the Coltrane
home with Mesdames C. V. Whit
ley, F. H. McGuire, R. H. Herring,
A. N. Jones, and A. S. Hinton as
sociate hostesses, and the final
feature will be a display of fire
works by the A. V. Medlins in
the back yard of thei' * v "e.
Names of judges and T
be announced later.
Because the guest speaker, Mrs.
Carpenter, asked that a garden
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Bible they’ve got for battles; for men have
fought and died
Ere the Prince of Peace said strife should cease
—the Prince that they crucified.
Though a woman’s tears bedew the years shall
they stay the crimson tide?
What can you do with Government, with the
• Bible on its side?
7hey’ll never have done with the fighting; lov
* er and lass must part.
But what is a itar of glory to a woman’s broken
Government’s right, they tell me, and wrongs
must righted be;
Give the lass then to her lover—and my dead
love back to me!
of the Spanish-American war, and the Record’s
for this week’s paper, believing the message
Day. The name of the author has been forgot-
Z ebulon’s Newest Business
Flooded With Marry Orders
Silver Tea and Reception
The Fidelis Matrons Class of the i
Baptist Sunday School will have a 1
Silver Tea and reception on the
evening of Thursday, Nov. 18, in j
the home of Mrs. Riggsby Massey ,
from eight o’clock until 10. Friends;
are invited to call. There will be
a program of entertainment and I
refreshments will be served. Pro- ;
ceeds will be used for the benefit
I of the church fund.
Harvest Day At White Oak
On Thursday, Nov. 18 Harvest
Day exercises will be held at White
Oak church. At 11:00 o’clock an
address will be delivered by a
speaker secured for the occasion.
A picnic dinner will be served on
the grounds at noon. Immediately
after dinner the harvest sale of
produce will take place. Practical
ly everything grown on the farm
will be sold and the proceeds used
for the work of the church. The
public is invited to attend.
Last Sunday before Conference
Worship services 11:00 and 7:30. A
full attendance and hearty co-,
operation of our people will be
Everybody cordially welcome.
J. W. Bradley, P. C.
The second of a series of studies
by the Adult Department of the
Baptist Sunday School will be con
ducted on next Sunday morning
immediately after the adjournment t
of the regular school. Mrs. E. C. ;
Daniel, Dept. Supt. and Dr. L. M. j
Massey, Gen. Supt. request a full
That rails for the new stream
lined trains are laid in 1500 foot
That it took three men nine and
a half years to motor from Rio De
Janerio to Washington. They made <
the trip in two T-model Fords and
drove mostly through jungle.
Zebulon does not have a chamber
of commerce to advertise the town
and endeavor to induce business
establishments to locate here. How
i ever, a number of local citizens
| have discovered that right at home
is the place to locate,
j The town’s newest manufactory
is the Dixie Fireworks Plant, own
,ed and operated by A. V. Medlin,
who already is known away from
I home as the fireworks king of the
South. His establishment is located
in the Perry building opposite the
fire house. Various kinds of fire
works are manufactured, a total of
fifteen persons being employed. A
few of these are experts from
the North, who direct and perform
the more complicated part of the
work. The remainder are from this
It is always encouraging when
an industry helps out in the busi
ness of a section; and so it even
more than ordinary good wishes
that the new plant has for its
Mr. Medlin is the largest dis
tributor of fireworks in the South.
Chain stores are not new, but
some of their names are. The
of the Piggly-Wiggly
Stores has announced that he plans
to establish another kind. The first
ten will be located in cities in the
East. They will be electric self
| service groceries and will have the
Fewer Trailers Sold
It may be that the public buying
, has reached the saturation point;
! it may be that tastes are changing;
but word has gone forth that few
er trailers are being sold than for
! some years, and that manufactur
[ ers are liable to find themselves
sadly overstocked with this costly
comm )dity. J
The Rotary program on last Fri
day night was in charge of I. D.
Song and dance F. Charles Hoy
ton and Hilda Win?felad"of Wake
lon School. 3
Dark Town Stiftltters Ball by
* Toe dance, Miss Calhoun; rhythm
dance, Miss Brockwell; Exhibition
dance, Miss Louise Williams and
Mr Bettinfield; Exhibition tap
dance, Mr. Bettinfield. Mrs. Lee,
All except the first number were
from the Louise Norman Williams
studio of dance, Raleigh, N. C.
For some time we have felt
that some special recognition is
due subscribers who do not
wait to have a collector to see
them, but come into the office
and pay up their subscriptions.
We have decided to place their
names on an honor roll. Below
is given the list of those who
came in and paid dudng the
week just ended.
Mrs. J A. Wells, Wendell
Miss Dahlia Bunn, Raleig
Marvin Hayes, Raleig’
J. S. Pully, Zebulo
Usher Newkirk, Ze
D. R. Baker, Ze