THE ZEBULON RECORD
Volume XXIV. No. 45.
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Tne Zebulon Record
Water Now Being Pumped
From Zebulon's Deep Well
If water in Zebulon tastes better than usual this week, you
can thank the deep wells, the first of which was put into operation
early this week. Lack of electric motors keeps the other two
Driver's License Tests
For C and D Surnames
Now Being Given Here
ClarenpgHocutt, State driver’s
license exanljiner, announced that !
examination for new driver’s li
censes will be given to all persons 1
with names beginning with C and
D during the coming three months.
To avoid the last minute rush that
occurred with A and B applicants,
he asks that C and D drivers take
their examinations early in the
The room beside the Town of
Zebulon of ice on Vance Street is
used for the examinations in this
community. Hocutt is in the office
every day and until 1:00 Saturday
It is necessary for applicants to
have an automobile available for
the road test.
Wake Forest College
Choir to Appear Here
The Wake Forest College choir
will present a sacred concert at
the Zebulon Baptist Church on
Sunday evening, January 11, at
7:30. The choir is conducted by
Professor Thane McDonald.
The presentation here will mark
the first public appearance of the
choir this year. The program will
include familiar spirituals as well
as religious classics.
The Wake Forest choral group
is recognized as one of the finest
in the state and the public is in
vited to participate in the service
of worship through music.
College Students Conduct Evening
Services at Local Baptist Church
College students home for the
holidays led the worship service
at the Baptist church Sunday ev
ening with Wilbur Massey of Wake
Forest College presidir..
Invocation'was by Allan Hinton
of State College and the evening
prayer w; s offered by Carolyn
Massey of Meredith. Fred Cor
bitt of Campbell College conduct
ed the responsive reading. Nancy
Whitley of Woman’s College read
the Scripture lesson from the Old
Testament and Lillian Talton of
East Carolina Teachers read the
from being used, but Town Man
ager W. B. Hopkins says they’ll
soon be ready.
Supplying about 90% of the
water used by the town, the first
well, located about 100 yards off
Arendell Avenue across from Mrs.
Andrew Jones house, was started
Tuesday morning and has been
pumping steadily ever since. The
other 10% of water used comes
from Little River.
This first well delivers water
from 95 feet below the ground at
a rate of 48 gallons per minute.
After four days of continuous
pumping, the water level stands
at 50 feet below the ground and
has remained constant at that
When the two remaining wells
are brought into operation, bring
ing the total available supply to
nearly 20 gallons per minute, the
river pumps will be cut off com
pletely, being held ready for emer
gency use only.
Mayor R. H. Bridgers supervised
the installation of the pumps, at
a cost much lower than would have
been the case if an outside firm
had done the work. The wells
were drilled by Heater Well Com
The water from the well is
pumped directly into the mains,
its purity eliminating the need of
chemicals. This saving in chemi
cal costs will amount to nearly
S7O a month to the town.
The two storage basins the
water plant, with a capacity of
160,000 gallons, will be filled with
well water as soon as the river
pumps are taken from service, and
this reserve will be kept for use
in case of a serious fire where an
unusually heavy drain is made on
| the water supply.
New Testament lesson. Judith
Robertson of Virginia Intermont
led the offertory prayer. An ar
rangement of “Sweet Hour of
Prayer” was presented by Mack
Hocutt, organ and Charles Hor
ton, piano. The pastor, Carlton
T. Michell, conducted an impres
sive candlelight service of dedica
The students were entertained
with a buffet supper at the par
sonage by the Rev. and Mrs. Mit
chell Sunday evening preceding
Zebulon, N. C., Friday, January 2,1948
C. V. Whitley Named as Local
Man cf the Year by Subscribers
Zebulon Gets White
Christmas; Fuel Oil.
Supplies Running Low
Zebulon got its White Christmas
—and with a vengeance! Local
residents can remember few days
worse than last Thursday from a
weather viewpoint, much less
a worse Christmas Day.
Hail and snow began to fall
about seven-thirty Christmas
morning and fell intermittently
throughout the day. By night the
streets were covered with ice,
and approximately a half-inch of
snow and ice covered local yards
A warm sun melted most of the
ice by Friday afternoon, and
traffic returned to normal, even
on unpaved roads. Ralph Tal
ton, local manager of the Caroli
na Power & Light Company, re
ported no damage to transmission
lines from ice, and E. A. Clem
ent, Southern Bell Telephone
Company manager, said that the
storm did virtually no damage to
the telephone system.
The excessively cold weather of
December has, however, de
pleted Zebulon’s rapidly vanishing
stock of fuel oil most retail
dealers are out of kerosene and
no. 2 fuel oil, and where availa
ble kerosene is bringing a premi
Coal deliveries are as yet being
made on schedule, J. C. Debnam,
Little River Ice Company manag
er, said this week, but he advis
es local consumers to stock up
now against the threat of a new
strike by John L. Lewis in the
wake of his withdrawal from the
American Federation of Labor.
Local Boy Scouts Meet
In Church Basement
The Zebulon Boy Scouts held
their final meeting of the year
in the Baptist Church basement
Monday night, with all four pa
trols represented. Eighteen
Scouts were present, and with
their three visitors enjoyed a very
active meeting under the super
vision of Scoutmaster Barrie Da
vis and Eagle Patrol Leader Bill
Robert Lee Privette was named
a committee of one to collect
clippings and pictures of the troop
during 1943 and paste them in a
scrapbook, so that at the end of
the year the Scouts can have an
account of progress made.
Bill Brantley will serve as
Troop Scribe in addition to his
other duties during 1948.
Scout dues will remain 5c a
week, payable at the meetings.
Out of the dues the Scouts re
ceive a year’s subscription to Boys
Life, official Scout magazine, and
have their registration fees paid.
Monday night at 7:00 the
Scouts will leave for the monthly
Occoneechee Council Court of
Honor which is held in Raleigh.
Local Scouts will collect eight
awards at the Honor Court.
If permission is granted, the
Scouts will continue to meet in
the Church until the weather mod
erates. The windows have been
broken out of the Scout Hut and
when the wind blows a blazing
fire in the fireplace fails to keep
the room warm.
Man of the Year
Pictured is C. V. Whitley, 1947
Man-of-the-Year for Zebulon, at
his desk at Whitley Furniture
Company. Dr. L. M. Massey and
Mayor R. H. Bridgers were run
ners-up in the poll.
Clears $257 on Supper
The Wakelon Parent-Teacher
Association, working under the
chairmanship of Mrs. A. S.
Draughon, cleared over two hun
dred fifty dollars through the bar
becue supper served at the school
cafeteria Wednesday evening, De
Expenses of the supper amount
ed to $113.55, and gross receipts
for the meal reached $370.64
leaving a net profit of $257.09,
Mrs. R. Vance Brown, PTA trea
urer, said Tuesday. •
Proceeds of the supper will be
used by the association to finance
its group project for the 1947-48
school year, according to Mrs.
Jack Mitchell, who is serving her
second term as PTA president.
The project selected this year is
improvement of the chemistry and
Zebulon Baptist Church
10:00 —Sunday School
11:00 —Morning Worship
Sermon, “Toward a Chr' tian
State of Mind”
6:30—8. T. U. ?*
7:30 —Evening Worship
Sermon, “Some Won
Class of 1929 Holds First Annual
Reunion at Woman's Club Here
Members of the 1929 graduating
class of Wakelon High School
held their first reunion Saturday
night at the Zebulon Woman’s
Club. Fourteen of the original
27 members of the class were pres
ent for a turkey supper.
The reunion was initiated and
organized by Mrs. Rodney Mc-
Nabb, who was formerly Miss
Inez Pitts. Mrs. McNabb, Mrs.
Eugene Privett and Mrs. Garland
Godwin prepared the supper.
Robert Dawson presided.
It was decided to make the re
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
Local Business Man Is
Recognized for Work
In Community Affairs
Cited for his work in civic and
church life, C. V. Whitley was
named Man-of-the Year for 1947
by readers of the Record in a poll
conducted during the month of
December. Generous praise was
given him for his unselfish interest
in the welfare of the community
and his willingness to help where
Others nominated as leaders in
the community were Dr. L. M.
IVfassey, Mayor R. H. Bridgers,
Chief of Police Willie B. Hopkins,
and Ralph Talton, president of the
Man-of-the-Year Whitley was
elected first president of the Zeb
ulon Chamber of Commerce and
has spearheaded the projects spon
sored by the group this year. He
gave the use of his stock barn for
the hog sale last month, and helped
supervise the sale of the beef
calves earlier in the fall.
He is a member of the Board of
Deacons of the Zebulon Baptist
Church, a member of the Wake
County Board of Education, and
an active member of the Zebulon
Rotary Club and the Masons.
His wife is the former Miss Nell
Fleming. They have a daughter.
Nancy, who is a student at W.C.
U.N.C. A son, Lieutenant Charles
Whitley, was killed in Belgium
in the Battle of the Bulge while
serving as a paratrooper.
He is president of Whitley Furni
ture Company, Zebulon Supply
Company, and a local wholesale
plumbing establishment, and a
large stockholder in Home Build
ers, Company, Inc.
Sidney Eddins Becomes
Philett Station Manager
Sidney Eddins has taken charge
of Phil-Ett Service Station as man
ager, and announces that he will
provide complete service for all
automobiles. Assisting him will be
the regular attendants, Warren
Liles and Ed Richardson, and his
brother, Vassar Eddins.
Eddins states that he hopes to
continue to serve his old customers
as well as many new ones and will
provide expert washing and greas
The Phil-Ett Service Station will
continue to handle Goodyear tires
and tubes, a line it has carried for
25 years. In addition, they will
carry Willard and Exide batteries
and Esso gasoline and oil.
union an annual affair and three
members of the class who are
residents in Zebulon were unani
mously elected as officers to ar
range the annual meeting.
Robert Dawson was elected
president, Mrs. McNabb vice
president and James Creech sec
retary and treasurer. The original
officers of the class were Tal
madge Denton, now of Washing
ton, D. C., president; Mrs. Sidney
Friedman (Frances Jones) of
Gastonia, vice president; Jack
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