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THE FOUR COUNTY NEWSPAPER— WAKE, JOHNSTON, NASH AND FRANKLIN
This, That, and
MRS. THEO. B. DAV»
When I saw a young friend on
the street the other day, she had
started to her husband’s father’s
farm. The wife was sick, it was
hog-killing time, and the son’s
wife had offered what help she
could give. She said, “I don’t know
a thing about it”; adding with de
termination, “bUt I can learn. And
I can do what they tell rue while
I’m learning.” I felt like cheering.
It is delightful to find a person not
only willing to work, but eager to
learn more, not only of the dain
tier tasks, but the hard ones.
There’s no use glossing over the
fact that killing hogs and making
lard, sausage, souse, liver pudding,
and the rest of it, is work. And
hard, greasy, messy work at that.
Not to speak of chitterlings,
which are the very worst of all as
to preparation. But somebody has
to do it and if not done right, it
means a great failure. We don’t
raise any pigs, but my parents
did, and I know what I’m talking
That’s why I have a special
brand of admiration reserved for
any person who decides to add this
knowledge to her education.
Two students from Atlantic
Christian College were in the of
fice Tuesday when Staley Denton
brought me some from
his mother’s hog-killing. I wfc#nib
bling on a crisp, 1 rown «w-aKling
when one of the boys wticerane
and I offered him soma Together
we crunched lihtrl I noticed
bis companion ba«m Ihe shop and
suggested that wdKgp him to en
joy the treat. He Kid, ‘‘That fel
low is from and I bet
he doesn>dcnotw»at a crackling
it.” He dfcinVknVt but he learned.
He tried then
took a handful s®ing those things
sure tastetrfcll rwht. And I marked
down victory. Os
course a crackling is at its best in
hot corn bread, but as a between
meals snack it has its points.
1 spent last Sunday afternoon
with Claudius, a Roman emperor
who was born ten years before
Christ and who was murdered at
the age of 64. At least, I spent the
time with his autobiography and
be was not an emperor until the
last pages. It was one of the. most
interesting books I ever read —I,
Claudius, is the title—a tale of
murders by poison, by strangula
tion, by the sword, or in whatever
way seemed most convenient. Most
of the deaths were caused by am
bition to be at the head of the Ro
man government. Claudius himself
had no such desire but was pro
claimed ruler just after his neph
ew, Caligula, was killed. Os the
two passages in the book that im
pressed me most one tells of when
Claudius’ sister, Livilla, was con
victed of treason and sentenced to
death. The mother, Antonia, beg
ged that for the sake of the fami
ly the daughter might not be pub
licly executed, and promised that
she herself would exact punish
ment. She locked Livilla in a room
ZEBULON. NORTH CA KOLINA, FRIDAY', DECEMBER 17TH, 1937
There will be the regular morn
ing service at the B'aptist church
next Sunday mo:ning with a spe
cial Christmas service at 4:30 in
the afternoon. Rehearsals are in
progress this week, directed by
Mesdames Philip Massey and Les
ter Green. The program will be in
simplified pageant form and at its
close all who will do so are invited
to bring forward their gifts for
those less fortunate than them
selves, after which the benediction
will be pronounced. Not only mem
bers of the church and Sunday
School are expected to attend, but
the public generally is invited.
The W. M. S. met at the Baptist
church on Monday p. m. with Mrs.
Herring directing the program,
which was a part of the series pre
pared for the Week of Prayer for
Foreign Mission. Other services
were held; on Monday night, by the
Y. W. A. in the home of Miss Ruby
Dawson; on Tuesday and Wednes
day nights at the church.
High school debating teams this
year will discuss the subject: Re
solved: That the Several States
Should Adopt a Unicameral Sys
tem of Legislation. The announce
ment comes from Chapel Hill.
Thirty-five high school debating
leagues are expected to take part
in the contests, which constitute
the annual triangular debates for
Announcement is made of the
purchase by the N. C. Cotton
Growers’ Co-operative Association
of the building on Eeast Davie St.,
now being used by the postoffice.
The deal is expected to be con
summated this week and the own
ers will take over the building as
soon as the remodeling job on the
federal building is completed and
the postoffice can move back
home. Consideration is said to
have been around $30,000, a good
deal less than cost of construc
tion in 1928.
The cotton association has been
located for several years in the
building at the corner of Fayette
ville and Cabarrus streets, which
also houses the allied Farmers’
Co-operative Exchange and the
Co-operative Publishing Company.
All three of these farmer-owned
co-ops will go to the new build
next to her own and starved her to
death, hearing her cries and curses,
Claudius says, "with inexpressible
pain, but taking it as a part of her
own punishment for having
brought up such an abominable
The other passage is Claudius’
admission that when he realized he
was Rome’s emperor his first
thought was not of his subjects nor
of the honor that had come to him;
but that he could make people read
the books he had written, which
seem to have been neglected up to
I wonder how many authors
would envy Claudius.
On 22nd; Fire
works Night 23rd
On Wednesday night of next
week Dec. 22 a Community Sing
will be held around the large Christ
mas tree on the square across
from Zebulon Drug Store. This
t.'e has already been lighted bright
ly at night for more than a week.
The old Christmas hymns and
carols win be sung and it is hoped
that many will gather to hear
them. The movement
by the Rotary Club,. Women’s
Clubs and others interested. On
Thursday night a grand display of
fireworks will be given by A. V.
Medlin on the Christmas Tree
square. This will be a display in
truth, as pieces used will be main
ly for beauty and not for volume
of explosive sound. Mr. Medlin, the
“Fireworks King”, is donating this
entertainment to his fellow towns
men as a token of good will and as
a Rotarian. While the exhibition
will not begin before eight o’clock,
it will be well for those attending
to arrive early enough to secure
desirable points from which to
view the fireworks.
As this is written laborers are
busy clearing off the grass and
weeds from the square and putting
all in order for the holiday observ
Do not fail to come to Zebulon
on both Wednesday and Thursday
nights of next w^eek.
The general board of the State
Baptist Convention in session
here this week announced plans
for reducing the general debt of
the convention by $65,000 during
the 1938 fiscal year. The debt
was cut about $60,000 during 1937.
Rev. W. E. Morris, of Durham,
was re-elected chairman of the
board and C. B. Deane, of Rock
ingham, continues as recording
North Carolina Batpists have
always been firm supporters of
general education and most of
the heavy debt hanging over the
convention is for schools —Wake
Forest, Meredith and a dozen or
more junior colleges.
Not so many on our Honor
Roll this week as there have
been at other times; but
these are all the more appre
ciated. Below are the names
of those who have paid in
cash or in kind on RECORD
J. B. Richardson
Mrs. E. P. Denton
J. D. Finch
W. S. Horton.
Mrs. J. R. Clark, Lyons, Ga.
P. G. Curtis
F. E. Bunn
W. S. Horton
Mrs. J. R. Clark, Lyons,Ga.
E. O. High (colored).
Milton, the poet, was born on
December 9, 1608.
The work of the world is done by
Let some part of H be done by you.
JAPS SINK U. S. CRAFT
I Nanking, China —Although pro
fuse official apologies followed the
j destruction of the United States
gunboat I’anay and three Stand
ard Oil Tankers by Japanese bomb
ing planes, diplomats are specu
| lating on just how much longer
j Tokyo’s excuses are likely to evade
drastic action by civilized powers,
j All four vessels were engaged in
I rescuing refugees from the war
j zone. Five British ships were shell
ied at the same time, with loss of
j life as yet undetermined. The stock
I explanation by Japanese officials
j that ships attacked ‘were' mistak
en for. Chinese craft” no longer
carries weight, because every for
eign vessel in the war area is plain
ly marked with its national colors.
It is believed that only by declar
ing Japan an international outlaw
can the ruthless tactics be curbed.
Two mep from this state were
on the Panay—E. C. Branch of
Proctorville and W. T. Hoyle, Bal
sam. Both are safe.
LEAGUE “PEACE” DOOMED
Geneva, Switzerland —The League
of Nations, altruistic dream of
Woodrow Wilson, despite its mag
nificent new palace, seems doomed
to disintegration. Its failure to curb
Italy in the ravaging of Ethiopia,
a fellow member, followed last
week by the curt withdrawal of
Mussolini and his tacit alliance
w T ith Facist Germany and Japan,
both non-league Nations, leaves
the World Court without authority
in enforcing its ant|-war man
U. S. TOPS SECURITY LIST
Washington, D. C. Most widely
held single security in the country
is the “baby” savings bonds of the
United States which have passed
the $1,000,000,000 mark, represent
ing the investments of 1,200,000
persons. About 4,500,000 of these (
bonds have been issued, which ma- 1
ture in 10 years at a third more j
than their purchase price. That is, 1
the Government will in 1945-7 pay .
$1,334,088,243 to redeem the sl,-1
000,566,182 in bonds outstanding. 1
About 120,000 purchasers invest
their surplus under this plan every
TO PRESENT OPERETTA
The primary grades will present
an operetta, “In Quest of Santa
Claus”, Friday night, December i
17th, in the Wakelon auditorium. ’
The admission is 10 and 25c. The j
proceeds will be used for library
books and other materials needed
in these grades.
C. M. Shannon of Zebulon po
lice department came into the Re
cord office Thursday to report the
finding of a girls bicycle in a
field on the Wilson highway, not
far from the Philette Station. A
colored boy brought information
that the bicycle had lain in the
field for two days and that he had
at first thought it a broken one;
but on investigation found it to be
in good condition and therefore
came in town to report the find.
Any person interested is asked to
see Mr. Shannon, who has brought
the bike into town and stored it.
The Christmas Decoration Con
test sponsored by the Garden De
partment of the Woman’s Club, as
sisted by the Woman’s Club and
the Rotary Club will end on Thurs
day evening, Dec. 23, when judges
will decide upon the winners. Spe
cial features have been assigned to
individuals as follows:
Outdoor decorations: Mrs. J. E.
Gill, lawn seen from street; Mrs.
E. C. Daniel—living Christmas
tree; Mrs. J. K. Barrow —window;.
Mrs. H. C. Wade—front door;
Mrs. J. F. Coltrane, sun-room; Mrs.
A. V. Medlin—front steps.
Indoor decorations: Mrs. C. V.
Whitley—buffet; Mrs. C. E. Flow
ers—Mantel; Mrs. W. C. Campen—-
console table; Mrs. r*. D. Filnch
-miniature Christmas tree; Mrs.
F. L. Page—any unit; Mrs. C. G.
Weathersby-dining table center.
After the tour of inspection the
group will assemble at the C. V.
Wihtley home for refreshments.
| The hostess will be assisted by
Mesdames R. H. Herring, A. R.
I House, A. N. Jones, A. S. Hinton.
Concluding the evening’s program
will be the display of fireworks on
the community Christmas tree
square, given and directed by A.
V. Medlin and announced in an
other column, and which is free to
All Zebulon is invited to take
part in the contest without regard
as to club membership. However,
it is very necessary that all who
enter the contest or desire to make
the tour of inspection notify Mrs.
C. G. Weathersby by next Monday
night, Dec. 20, that preparation
may be made. Especially do the
hostesses desire to know for whom
to prepare refreshments, hence the
request for names beforehand.
Farm Bill Gets
The much-discussed farm biH
i passed the house of representa
-1 tives at Washington Saturday by
. a vote of 267 to 130. Although
I the bill was amended a number of
1 times, it passed the house sub
stantially as the agricultural com
mittee presented it. Congress
man Cooley of this district had a
big hand in the fight leading up
to the final favorable vote, and he
was successful in retaining in the
bill his pet compulsory control pro
l visions for several major crops,
| including cotton, tobacco and pea
The bill is still pending in the
senate and there remains some
doubt that it will reach a final vote
before Christmas adjournment.
Senator Bailey has been leading
the fight for several amendments
that will make the bill of more ad
vantage to smaller fanners. As
written the bill gives favoraWo
consideration to big operators at
the expense of one and two horse
farms. Senator Reynolds voted
for the amendment first, but when
he found that some of the biggest
farmers in eastern Carolina op
posed it, he changed his vt>te
There seems at this time little
chance for the Bailey program to
survive, but he is still trying To
get into the final bill provisions
to protect the little fellow.
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