North Carolina Newspapers

Published Every Friday By
ZebnloD, North Carolina
THEO. B. DAVIS. Editor
Entered as second class mall matter June 26, 1925, at the
Postoffice at Zebulon, ' 4 na.
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Some one has said “a man’s best friend is a
dog.” This is no doubt true in some instances,
but much depends on whose dog it is. Zebulon
is blest or cursed with dogs. Walk out in most
any section of the town and one may see as
many as a half dozen dogs visiting together.
They are somewhat like the rats that followed
the pied piper of Hamlin —every size and kind
from a toy terrier to a collie.
We are just wondering how many of these
dogs have paid their town and state taxes. While
our city fathers are making such strenuous ef
forts to collect back taxes from the citizens, it
might discover a source of additional revenue
on these valuable dogs and worthless curs. 1
like dogs, but not just any dog. A dog that is
not worth paying taxes on is not worth keeping.
But I have no dog, you say. Maybe so!
Every one remembers the “chain letter ’
craze that swept the country a few years ago.
Many a sucker lost his dime and a few pro
moters raked in the cash. But just about the
most foolish thing that we have seen of this
sort is the following which we copied verbatim
from a postal sent through the mail:
“O Lord be merciful to us all and good to
all nations. This Prayer was sent to be passed
all over the world, copy and send to 10 people
and on the 11th day happiness will come into
Whence? Whither?
Two Fords, bearing marks of
long usage and Virginia license
plates, parked at the edge of the
highway near the town’s business
section. Both cars filled with per
sons, baggage being fastened to
all and sundry parts of the out
side of the vehicles. In each Ford
two grown persons, dispirited and
weary-looking, and an uncounted
number of children seemingly be
tween the ages of two and twelve.
They, too, wore worn and unchild
ish expressions, compounded of fa
tigue, boredom and a rebellious
Whistling Girl
In walking Zebulon streets some
sunny day, if you should hear a
peculiarly loud and clear whistling,
you needn’t think that a small cal
liope or a large mocking-bird is
anywhere near. The chances are
that the music will proceed from
the puckered lips of a small girl,
who wears a plaid skirt and a
yellow sweater. Her name is un
known, but she puts the joy of her
eight or nine years of life into her
Tale of a Tail
The A. E. coming to work one
day last week saw small Charles
Rhodes and smaller Collins Pip
kin working with earnestness and
over a little dog
• Bh was as earnestly trying to
They were endeavoring >o
of a cow’s tail to
''■plor-ging to Km i o' win h
that a bovine ap-
all wrong fo r a ra-
It Was Legal
When the minister who was to
officiate at a marriage in Zebu
lon arrived on the scene Tuesday
night he found the couple waiting.
Upon being handed the license he
found that it had been issued in
Johnston County. So, in order to
have everything legal the cere
mony could not be performed in
the home as had been planned; but
minister, contracting parties, and
witnesses entered cars and drove
just across the county line where
the vows were taken.
Courtesy Committee
That three year-old son of the
F. P. Medlins ought to be appoint
ed a greeting committee for the
town. The way he can step for
ward with hand extended and say,
"How do you do? I’m Medlin. Glad
to meet you. Thank you.” is cer
tainly impressive.
Birthday Party
Billy Green's thirteenth birth
day was celebrated on Thursday
of this week. His Sunday School
teacher, Mrs. Philip Maseey, with
her daughter, Anne, and the boys
of the class assembled at the Green
home in the afternoon and en
joyed a weiner roast after which
fruit was served by Billy’s mother.
There are eight hoys in this class
and they plan a series of such
occasions through the year.
Patronize our Advertisers.
your home. Fail and unhappiness will come on
the 11th day. Don’t let this die in your home.”
Prayer may be formal or foolish, or perhaps
both. The Chinese have their prayer wheels, we
are told, on which they inscribe their prayers
and every time the wheel turns the prayer rises
to their ancestors. What happens, we are not
told. But in this post card prayer we know.
Ten people waste ten cents and the time it takes
to write the cards. We believe in prayer, per
sonal and direct to God. We also believe the
world needs peace and every Christian should
pray for it. But this way of sending our pray
ers to God on a post card with a threat of dis
aster tacked on, we believe, is a thing of foolish
ness even to God. Please don’t do it. We pre
fer talking to God direct and save postage as
well as get a direct answer.
The best business people in our land are
the liquor crowd. They are smart. Perhaps if
they had more scruples about what their busi
ness does for others, they would after all, not
be much better business men than the rest of us.
Below we give instructions which a liquor
house sent to weekly newspapers running its
advertising. Read these instructions carefully
and you will see that liquor resents being asso
ciated with the most respectable things of so
ciety. Some one has said, "A man is known by
the company he keeps.” If liquor objects to
keeping company with the things mentioned be
low, then, pray, can you imagine just what sort
of company this gentleman keeps. But read for
‘‘Position Instructions.
“We urgently request that you do not place
advertising on the same page with:
Church Items—Death Notices—Obituary Items
—Funeral Home Advertisements—News Items
on Drunken Drivers—Anti-Liquor Articles—
Local Cut-rate Liquor Advertisements.
“Tie-up liquor advertising on same page,
unless authorized by this agency, nullifies the
space ordered.”
Hang a piece of crepe here!
Farm Kitchens
Have Faces Lifted
Three hundred and twenty-six
North Carolina farm home kitch
ens are having "their faces lifted”
in a contest sponsored by home
demonstration workers of the State
College extension service.
Commenting on the contest,
Ruth Current, state home agent,
"Those dark, dusty grab-all,
hide-away pantries and cupboards
are going to be done away with
or else be given more light and
made usable.
"These kitchens are going to be
attractive with soft, pleasing walls
painted in green, yellow, or ivory
with touches of red, blue, yellow,
or orange—also, ‘the workshop ef
ficient’ they will be.”
An efficient kitchen, she said,
requires a separate working sur
face for each kind of work to be
done, the arrangement of large
equipment in step-saving sequen
ces, that working surfaces be close
together, that equipment be at a
convenient height, and that small
equipment be grouped around the
center where it is first used.
Finding the correct height for
working surfaces, so that women
can work without stooping or un
necessarily straining their bodies,
is of utmost importance, she con
To find this height, she said
stand erect, rest the arm comfort
ably against the body, and bend
the elbow at a right angle. Then
measure the distance from elbow
to floor, and subtract eight inches
to get proper height for working
Again, stand erect. Place hands
palm down at a comfortable height
on an imaginary table. If this dis
tance from the floor differs with
that obtained from the first meas
urement, divided the difference.
The contest, under the direction
of Pauline Gordon, extension spe
cialist in home management, and
her assistant, Mamie N. Whisnant.
is being conducted in Alexander,
Avery, Caldwell, Chatham, Davie,
Haywood, Orange, Polk, Surry, and
Watauga Counties.
January Floods Reveal
Strength of Red Cross
Aid Given 1,062,000 Persons
Through Set-Up j
By Agency |
The elasticity and scope of Red '
Cross disaster work is shown In a
recent report on Red Cross relief
measures during the unparalleled j
Ohio-Mississippl Valley flood of this
year. j
At the height of the emergency]
Red Cross relief offices were eetab-J
llshed In 182 inundated counties and I
In 146 counties where refugees werel
cared for, the report stated. Eight!
regional headquarters offices con!
trolled the 328 county offices, anil
were in turn supervised by the Na!
tlonal Red Cross in Washington!
D. C. I
A statistical summary of
aided by the organization indicates!
that the floods constituted the great
est peace-time emergency ever faced
by the nation. The Red Cross gave
some form of assistance to 1,062,000
men, women and children. From
January to August hundreds of
trained workers helped by thou
sands of volunteers administered to
the sufferers.
A Red Cross rescue fleet of 6400
boats was organized, according to
the report. Emergency hospitals es
tablished totaled 300 and 3600 nurses
were assigned to flood duty. In more
than 1,000 refugee centers the vic
tims of the flood were sheltered,
clothed and fed. Through the Red i
Cross medical-health program and
the work of public health agencies i
sickness was kept to normal for the
time of year in all inundated areas. ;
Because of its disaster experience !
the Red Cross was directed by the
President of the United States, who 1
Is also president of the Red Cross,
to coordinate the effort of all federal
flood relief groups. Government and
Red Cross officials met daily at the
Red Cross headquarters building in
Washington to plan relief measures
and prevent duplication of effort.
"We were fortunate in having 56
years of disaster relief experience
to call upon in meeting the emer
gency,” Admiral Cary T. Grayson,
chairman of the Red Cross, said.
It was found that 97,000 families
composed of 436,000 persons had to
have their resources supplemented
or an entirely new start provided by
the Red Cross, the report stated.
Red Cross emergency and rehabili
tation assistance was as follows: i
rescue, transportation and shelter
for 62,000 families; food, clothing
and other maintenance for 193,000
families; building and repair for
27,000 families; household goods for
90,000 families; medical, nursing
and sanitation help for 15.000 fami
lies; agricultural rehabilitation for
10,000 families; other occupational
aid for 3,000 families and other
types of relief for 4.000 families.
‘‘Credit for this largest peace-time
relief operation in the history of the
nation must go to the American peo
ple who contributed a Red Gross re
lief fund of more than $25,000,000,”
Admiral Grayson said.
During the year the Red Cross
gave aid to the victims of 105 other
disasters in 36 states, Alaska and
the District of Columbia. The Red
Cross financed the majority of these
relief operations from money con- \
tributed through memberships dur
ing the annual Roll Call last Novem
ber, since It is only in case of large
scale disasters that a national drive
for relief funds is made.
This year the Roll Call is from
November 11th to the 25th. The Red
Cross seeks a greater membership
to meet its disaster relief and other
service obligations during 1938.
Peanut Hay Is
Good Roughage
j For The Stock
Peanut hay is a valuable rough
age for cattle and work stock, and
pigs can utilize the gleanings left
in the field after harvesting, said
| Prof. Earl H. Hostetler, head of
animal husbandry research at State
Peanuts can be "hogged off,” he
added, but whether this is advis
able depends upon the number of
pounds of pork that can be pro
duced from an acre of peanuts in
comparison with other crops that
can he grown on the same land^
j U fKTOr
jthen if the ration is changed to a
j corn, fish meal, and cottonseed
meal ration after the animals at
tain a weight of 100 pounds, the
meat will usually be firm by the
time the porkers are ready for
market, the professor stated.
Who Founded Rome?
At this late day the tradition
that Italy’s great city, Rome, was
founded by Romulus is challenged
by a German archaeologist, L.
Huetter. The professor claims that
: after Noah's descendants built the
| tower of Babel and were dispersed
j Noah took ship with his sons and
j landed in Italy, founding a city
| near where Rome now stands. And
•neither affirmation nor denial can
|be had from either Noah or Rom
New Fracture Treatment
At a recent meting of surgeons
demonstration was made of a new
method of setting broken hips. A
pendulum device attached to the
patient’s knee indicates when the
edges of the broken bones are
aligned. A rustless steel nail fast
[ ens the bone ends together. Recov
ery is said to be marvelously rapid,
cases being cited where the pa
tient was able to go back to work
in five weeks, having walked on
crutches in three weeks after the
accident. Formerly victims of brok
en hips had to stay in bed from
six months to a year. Needless to
say the new method may not come
into general use for some time.
That the United States Civil
Service Commission will start a re
cruiting campaign to attract men
of high caliber for jobs that pay
between $3,000 and $7,000 a year.
Where's Um*?!
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