THE ZEBULON RECORD Volume XXIV. No. 47. USO GETS HONORABLE DISCHARGE . THE WHITE HOUSE > WASHINOTOM teesabor 31, 194? Dior Mr. Klebelli 3#**n jrun 1(0 the Praeldent, acting or betalf of the people of ttic (killed Sutai, lnatructed the Federal Security Agency to enter Into en agreement with the (kilted Service Organ!ration*, Inc., a neoberahlp corporation coapo*ed of th* Toung Fen'* Chrietlen Aeeocletlon, th* Toung Woaen'e Christian Association, the Salvation Amy, the (taUonal Catholic Corammlty Service, the National Jewish Welfare Board and the National Traveler* Aid Association. By the tones of It* contract with th* Federal Oovemnent, th* 030 was charged with th* wartlae responsibility of •fostering and furthering the religious, spiritual, welfare, educational and recreational needs of the men and wonsn In th* a reed forces and defense Industries of tha United States.* Th* (BO has now fulfilled It* coualtaent and discharged it# wartliM responsibility eonnletely and with elpial distinction.' It therefor* becomes ay privilege to sward an honorable discharge to the organisation, to lta member agencies, to ths Camp Showa affiliate, to tlw alllion and a half volunteers, and to the thousands of denoted staff aaabera. The service perforaed through the billions of personal (ervleee to the nan and women In uniform, through the raising and efficient expenditure of aany millions of dollars, through ths whole-soulsd cooperation of great national sgsnclss and of ths three great faiths has been of inestimable value to ths nation* On behalf of the nation, I transmit ay deepest appreciation. Tory sincerely y~■-*, . —' Ur. Undslsy F. Kimball, President, / United Service Organisations, Inc., / SSO Fifth Avenue, New fork 1, New Tork The organization through which hundreds of boys who en tered service byway of the Zebulon draft board were aided and entertained has brought its existence to an end. The USO will nonetheless keep its place in the hearts of veterans. Local Farm Bureau Elects Moser To Head Organization Again in '4B E. H. Moser, president of the Zebulon Farm Bureau since its organization, was named president of the local group for 1948 at its January meeting Monday night. D. D. Chamblee, secretary, and Robert E. Horton, treasurer, were also reelected. Zebulon Masonic Lodge Installs Officers, Holds Special Communication Zebulon Lodge No. 609, AF&AM, installed officers for 1948 at its January meeting last Tuesday night, selecting Ralph Bunn as master of the local unit of the Masonic order and R. Vance Brown as secretary. W. L. Simp son and Worth Hinton are retiring master and secretary, respective ly. Other officers installed at the meeting were Elwood Perry, se nior warden; Claud Dunn, junior warden; William Bunn, senior deacon; Willie B. Hopkins, junior deacon; Thurman Murray, senior steward; Ben Kemp, Jr., junior steward; and L. A. Baker, tyler. The supper was served by Frank Massey. At a special communication on January 11 Clarence Hocutt was given the first degree of Masonry. Claud Dunn served as master of the lodge. Wakelon Drug Company Has Formal Opening All Day Thursday, Jan. 15 Wakelon Drug Company, locat ed on Arendell Avenue in Zebu lon between Flowers 5c and $5 Store and Carolina Power & Light Company, observed its formal opening Thursday, January 15. The new drug store, which is marked by a large neon sign, gave free drinks, ice cream or souvenirs to patrons at 9 a. m., 12 noon, 2p. m., and 6p. m. The management invited all local resi dents to look over their estab lishments, and have a drink on the The farmers gave a vote of thanks to Joe Tippett for the an nual barbecue, and thanked the Peoples Bank & Trust Company for its gift of SIOO to help defray expenses of the barbecue. Other officers elected at Mon day night’s meeting were Graham Bunn and G. L. Richardson, exec utive vice presidents, and twenty vice presidents: Heber Creech, W. R. Bobbitt, B. C. Baker, J. B. Croom, Steven Blackley, Philmore Dunn, Bill Davis, Ed Ellington, H. H. Eddins, Harold Green, Jack Mitchell, J. H. Ihrie, Jr., Joe Pulley, C. B. Pace, Mack Perry, H. M. Perry, Lonnie Pearce, Austin Perry, Joe Tippett, and Billy Hopkins. Heading the various farm com mittees for 1948 will be - Eldred Rountree, poultry; Robert E. Hor ton, tobacco; Roy Joyner, general crops; Philmore Dunn, peanuts; Garland Richardson, vegetables; L. A. Baker, dairy and livestock; Edward O’Neal Club, J. H. Ihrie, Jr.; agricultural industry, Dr. L. Massey; nominating committee, Carl Bunn; organization, Graham Bunn; cotton, Coy Pate. house at the hours listed. “We are here to serve tht peo ple of Zebulon,” C. T. "Young, pharmacist of the store said yes terday, “and our motto will re main that. We shall always make giving a quality product at a rea sonable price with courteous ser vice our aim in business here in Zebulon.” Personnel of the organization, in addition to Young, will be M. K. Hamm, Margaret Tippett, and Merle Tippett. Zebulon, N. C., Friday, January 16, 1948 County Agent, Health Officer Sponsor Rat Poison Campaign A county-wide rat campaign, designed to rid farms and homes of Wake County’s number one agent of destruction, will be launched next Tuesday, January 20, from 42 key distributing points. Material for the campaign, which will extend through January 24, is made available by the Public Health Department. The drive is sponsored jointly by the Wake County Health De partment and the North Carolina farm extension service (the county agent’s office). Funeral Services Held For Mrs. A. A. Pippin On Sunday Afternoon Funeral services for Mrs. A. A. Pippin, who died at her home in Wakefield last Saturday at the age of 76, were held at the local Methodist Church at 2:30 p. m. Sunday afternoon. The Rev. Paul Carruth, pas ter of the Methodist Church, con ducted the services, assisted by the Rev. R. H. Herring, former pastor of the Zebulon Baptist Church. Interment was in Mont lawn Cemetery, Raleigh. Mrs. Pippin, the widow o.f the late Rev. A. A. Pippin, Baptist minister who for generations served the people of this coramun had been in ill health for a num ber of months. Prior to her ill ness she took a prominent part in community life. She is survived by five sons, Allen, Jr., and Hugh of Zebulon; Hoyt Pippen of Birmingham, Ala bama; Shelton Pippen of Sylvan ia, Georgia; and Exum Pippin of Washington, D. C.; one daughter, Mrs. W. C. Stroud of Henderson; and two sisters, Mrs. L. C. Cobb of Elm City and Mrs. Ida Her berts of Suffolk, Virginia. Heavy Damages Sought By Widow of Zebulon Man Killed in Crash Mrs. Leon Fowler, whose hus band and son were killed in a truck-train collision at Morris ville last May, has brought suit against Bell Bakeries of Raleigh, whose truck her husband was driving at the time of the acci dent, for $50,000 as administratrix of her son’s estate. Her son, William, was killed while accompanying his father on the daily bread delivery route. He was a student at Wakelon High School at the time of the accident, and was 18 years old. The suit, filed in Wake Superior Court last Friday, alleges that the accident was due in part to the negligence of the defendant. A Cappella Choir Sings At Local Baptist Church The Wake Forest Colege a Cap pela Choir, made up of 40 voices selected from the college glee club, opened its spring series of sacred concerts at the Zebulon Baptist Church last Sunday night. The concert took the place of the reg ular evening service. Directed by Thane McDonald, professor of music and director of the band at the Baptist college, the choir presented selections fiom the choral liturgies of Old World churches, and followed with pre sentations of southed spirituals. A capacity audience attended the concert, for which Miss Lucy Rawlings served as accompanist. A free will offering, amounting to ! $52.00, was given by the listeners. This campaign has been put on for three major reasons says Wake Agent J. L. Reitzel: first to kill rats, second, to save grain which is so badly needed through out the world, and third, to help prevent an epidemic of typhus fever. People putting out this bait should follow the directions which will be mimeographed on the package. The material which will be used will be Red Squill and ground fish. This poison has proven very effective in killing rats and at the same time is not usually dangerous to human be ings or animals. In order to receive maximum results from the poison, food that rats usually feed on should be kept away from rats, according to Dr. A. C. Bulla, Wake County Health Officer. This bait will be distributed at the distributing places which fol low but it is pointed out that any farmer or citizen of Raleigh will be able to secure bait in the Wake County Public Health Department which is located in the Old Rex Hospital Building during January 20, 21, and 22. After this date, this material may be secured from the Wake County Public Health Department at cost. Every citizen in Wake County is requested to participate in this program and insist that his neigh bor participate in the program because it is very important that complete coverage be obtained. It is estimated that in Wake County alonp more than $350,000 worth of grain and property is destroy ed per year by rats. The follow ing points of distribution are list ed: Broadwell & Bailey Service Sta (Continued on Page 8) Monday Meeting Set For American Legion The January meeting of Cedric Harris Post Number 148 of the American Legion will be held Monday night, January 19, at 7:30 at the Legion Hut on High way 264 between Zebulon and Wendell. There will be no supper meet ing, and only a short business session. The question of circu lation of a universal military training petition locally will be the chief topic on the agenda. City Market Reopening as Town's Only Self-Service Grocery Store City Market, operated by J. R. Alford and C. L. Dunn, will re open as a self-service grocery Fri day, January 16, after having been closed since the Christmas holidays for remodeling. The local grocery, which was operated by R. H. Bridgers and J. R. Sawyer before the present management took place over several years ago, will feature weekly specials in addition to lower priced regular items, the management stated. “We expect to cut overhead by Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers Three Prominent Local Citizens to Address Wakelon PTA Monday Three local citizens, each of whom has worked extensively with children, will address the Wakelon Parent-Teacher Associa tion next Monday night at 7:30 on the subject of parent-children relations. Mrs. Irby Gill, who has worked with Girl Scouts locally for sev eral years, will speak from the viewpoint of a mother on the sub ject, “Are the parents of the Wakelon community good for their children?” Armstrong Cannady, Zebulon cubmaster, will review the needs of growing boys, speaking on the same general topic as Mrs. Gill. Chief of Police Willie B. Hop kins will complete the main dis cussion by telling of his obser vation and experiences with local juvenile problems touching his office. The audience will be expected to contribute to the discussion by way of questions and opinions. Last Rites for Aged Bunn Resident Spoken Saturday Afternoon Funeral services for Bob Jef freys, 83, who died at his home near Bunn last Thursday night after a long illness, were conduct ed by the Rev. Jobe Overton from the home at 2 p. m. Saturday. Bur ial was in the Bunn cemetery. Surviving are his wife, the for mer Jennie Horton; six sons, Hubert, Wiley, Charlie, Haywood and Willie Jeffreys, all of Bunn, Richard Jeffreys of Wilson; three daughters, Mrs. Alton Nevilles of Bunn, Mrs. Johnnie Horton of Zebulon, and Beulah Jeffreys of Elizabeth City. Six brothers, Johnnie Jeffreys of Bunn, Lee Jeffreys of Gorman, Onnie and M. B. Jeffreys of Louis burg, Sam Jeffreys of Durham, and C. D. Jeffreys of Wendell; three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Randell and Mrs. J. B. Nowell of Louis burg, and Mrs. M. H. Moye of Bunn; and 35 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. ' a sum amounting to three or four thousand dollars a year,” Dunn said yesterday, “and we will pass this saving on to the local house wives. We have completely re modeled the interior of our store, and will have plenty of room for both merchandise and customers. The store is as modern as any, and we invite comparison of our prices and our service.” Personnel of City Market will be Dunn as manager, Mrs. Marie Driver Williams, Wilbert Driver, and Wilbur Pulley.