North Carolina Newspapers

Volume XXIV. No. 47.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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