THE ZEBULON RECORD Volume XXIV. Number 50. A BANK FOR YOUR CHILD &s W a itt&Sy lx’*’:!:':' ; .:•:•• :-•-. ... •. ••••—•■• •. ...-:•.. ••.. .-.. ■• • ■^♦rVoV-liiaiafrifiar That object you see pictured is the Peoples Bank & Trust Com pany’s version of the piggy bank. According to Cashier R. Vance Brown, a child may obtain one by depositing SI.OO in a savings ac count. Then as rapidly as the chromium-plated bank is filled, it may be brought to the bank and . Conservation Contest Is Announced by Bankers The State Finals of the 1948 Soil Conservation Speaking Con test will tie held in Raleigh, March 26, when the nine district winners will compete for $550 in Savings Bonds being offered to the first, second and third - place winners, according to J. Frank Doggett, Extension Soil Conservationist at State College. Mr. Doggett stated that the dis trict contests will be held on March 19, which will be preced ed by the county contests on March 12, and the school con tests, March 5. More than 5,000 contestants are expected to take part in the con test, Mr. Doggett said, adding that these contestants will come from virtually every county in the state. The contest is being sponsored by the North Carolina Bankers Association and is the first time that high school stu dents from every county have been eligible to compete. The first prize winner in the State contest will receive S4OO in U. S. Savings Bonds and an all expense trip to the 1948 Annual Meeting of the State Bankers As sociation. The Bankers Associa tion is furnishing S2OO of the first prize. Warren S. Johnson of the Peoples Bank and Trust Company in Wilmington and president of the N. C. Bankers Association, and , Gordon Hunter of the Peoples Bank in Roxboro and chairman of the agricultural committee of the Bankers Association, are each providing SIOO. The second place winner will receive a SIOO Savings Bond. Runways Surveyed For Zebulon Airport Zebulon’s new airport will have runways measuring a full 200 feet wide, according to J. G. Bunn. This will meet all civil aeronau- i tic requirements governing air port runways, he said, and will ; give Zebulon one of the few small town fields which have runways of this width. Harold Duke surveyed the site Tuesday of this week, and an nounced that grading will begin , very soon. Nearly 100 feet of tile will be required to adequate ly drain the lower end of the field. the money it contains added to the original savings account. “Using these banks is as good a method as I know for teaching a child thrift,” Brown said. “The money draws interest, and every young depositor is given a force ful object lesson in the desirability of saving money.” WAKE SENATOR X y ■ •• || «His '• ' maSSm: - > g&jjk State Senator R. N. Simms, Jr., who recently announced his can didacy for reelection as member of the upper legislative body from Wake County. Simms is a Ra leigh attorney, and served in the last war. In 1946 he defeated W. G. Barnes, incumbent senator. Less Soap Being Used in Zebulon Soap sales in Zebulon stores are e’xpected to fall off beginning this week as the town’s second deep well went into operation Wed nesday morning. The two wells now pumping make available a supply of water sufficient for the town’s normal consumption and the water system is entirely inde pendent of Little River and the filtering plant, Mayor R. H. Bridg ers said. The effect on the housewife was apparent immediately, with one remarking last Wednesday night that her washing had required less than one-fourth the regular amount of soap. She said this be fore she found out it was alto gether well water she was using. When Mayor Bridgers and Town Manager W. B. Hopkins cut in the second well it brought into Zebulon, N. C., Friday, February 20, 1948 R. N. Simms, Jr., '4B Red Cross Chairman For Rural Wake Area Chairman E: A. Clement of the 1948 Red Cross fund campaign, has announced the appointment of Senator R. N. Simms, Jr., to head up the County Division of the drive which will be held from March 8 to 22, inclusive. Mr. Simms, one of the most active members of the Wake County Bar, will have the re sponsibility of all of Wake Coun ty outside of the Raleigh City limits in giving every resident an opportunity to contribute his or her share. In accepting the assignment, Mr. Simms wrote, “As an ex-ser viceman I have first hand knowl edge of what the Red Cross means in the life of all Ameri cans. “The Red Cross has been desig nated by the U. S. Congress as the official agency to assist ex servicemen in the filing of claims for pensions, insurance, disability allowances and all other governmental benefits. These men must not be let down, and they won’t be let down if the people of Wake County re sponds, as they have in the past, to the call of Red Cross. I am sure Wake County will not fail.” Mr. Simms, a graduate of Wake Forest College, is a past presi dent of the Raleigh Jr. Chamber of Commerce. He is a deacon of the First Baptist Church and former general superintendent of the Sunday School of that church. He is also a member of the Ki wanis Club, the Chamber of Com merce, American Legion, the Wake County, State, and Ameri can Bar Associations. Funeral Services Held For Mrs. A. A. Wells Mrs. A. A. Wells, 48, died Tues day night in Rex Hospital follow ing several months of illness. Funeral services were held from the Zebulon Methodist Church Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Paul Carruth, assisted by the Rev. Carlton Mitchell. Burial was in the Zebulon cemetery. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. J. W. Hollowell of Williams ton, Mrs. Lillian Lawson of Charl eston, W. Va., Mrs. A. B. Terry of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. J. H. Mc- Cannon of Fayetteville, Jackie and Glenda Fay Wells, both of the home; two sons, Charles E. Wells, and Amos A. Wells, Jr., of Zebu lon. reality one o fthe goals set by the mayor in his campaign for election. He expressed himself as more than pleased with the first two wells, and was confident that at last Zebulon has a dependable inex pensive source of water. A third well, which will bring the available water supply to nearly 200 gallons per minute, lacks only the electric motor be fore it can be brought into opera tion. The mayor stated that the two operating wells furnish more than enough water and the third well is needed only in case of emergency. For the next few weeks the fire hydrants will be flushed twice weekly in an effort to rid the mains of the accumulation of dirt left after years of using river wat er. This will stir up a great deal Telephone Official Has ’4B Red Cross Direction Plans for the 1948 fund rais ty Red Cross Chapter, which will were announced by C. A. Dillon. HEADS ARC DRIVE E. A. Clement, manager of the Southern Bell Telephone & Tele graph Company in this district, who is serving as campaign chair man of the Wake County Chap ter of the American Red Cross in Smith Leases Zebulon Freezer Locker Plant; Closing Dates Given Preston Smith, lessee of the Co lonial Frozen Foods freezer lock er plant in Zebulon, announced yesterday that the local locker plant would be closed all day each Wednesday for the next month in order that an inventory of stored foods might be made. Prior to Smith’s taking over the local freezer locker system, there were reports of misplaced food containers. During the next four weeks an effort will be made to get each person’s goods in the right locker, Smith said. “I feel that the people who have patronized the local plant during the past year will cooperate with 1 the present management in bring ing meats to the lockers on days j other than Wednesday,” Smith continued, “if they know that we are using that day to get their storage in order.” Don Johnson, Jr. of Wake For est and Russell Broaddus of Ral eigh, principal stockholders of Co lonial Frozen Foods, Inc., leased the Zebulon plant to Smith after an absentee management failed to prove satisfactory. of mud and cause some inconven ience. Housewives are warned to check the water before washing to avoid extra trouble. After flushing of the hydrants is completed, the mains and other lines should be as clean as it is possible to get them. With noth ing but the pure well water enter ing the mains, no further flushing will be necessary. Baptist Church 10:00—Sunday School 11:00 —Morning worship. Sermon, “Our Heroic Heritage” 6:30—8. T. U. 7:3o—Evening Worship Sermon, “Pilate and the Lust for Power” B:3o—Youth Fellowship Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers ing campaign of the Wake Coun -1 be held March 8 to 22, inclusive, , chapter chairman. Edwin A. Clement, district manager of the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Com pany in Raleigh, will be general chairman of the campaign. “Chapter officers and directors,” said Chairman Dillon in announc ing the appointment of Mr. Cle ment, “feel the community is par ticularly fortunate in Mr. Cle ment having been prevailed upon to accept the post of drive chair man. He has long been interest ed in the work of the Red Cross and knows, from first hand, the importance of services rendered by the Red Cross in community life.” Mr. Clement first became inti mately associated with Red Cross activities during the Mississippi River flood of 1933 when he was a part of the volunteer Disaster Relief Force of the Red Cross, working out of Memphis, Tenn., which was called upon to succor thousands of families whose homes were swept away by the angry flood waters. “Since that time,” he wrote Chairman Dillon in accepting the assignment of fund campaign, “I have realized that in the Red Cross, America and every com munity of America, has standing behind it, in the person of the Red Cross, the greatest force in the world for the relieving of suf fering and the rehabilitation of a stricken people when disaster strikes. If the Red Cross did nothing more than move in when disaster strikes a commun ity, it would more than justify its existence. But, on the other hand, disaster relief work is only a part of its work.” The 1948 quota, “figured out on a minimum requirement ba- I sis if Red Cross is to continue to serve the community as the need exists, “Chairman Dillon said, is j $57,203. Mrs. Frank Kemp Sings At NCHC Convention Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kemp have returned from the N. C. H. C. As sociation meeting in Charlotte, where Mrs. Kemp sang for an open house which was given Sun day night in the Hotel Charlotte. She also sang for the convention banquet and dance, accompanied by Bill Koruff’s Orchestra. Mrs. Kemp attended the classes in hair shaping and styling con ducted by Louis Suppa, New York City artist. Mrs. Kemp will sing at the September convention of the As sociation to be held in Asheville. Wakelon Announces Basketball Schedule The Wakelon School basketball team will play three games at the local gymnasium next week in an effort to make up a schedule cur tailed by bad weather, Coach M. A. Quick said last night. Scheduled to play at Zebulon are Cathedral Latin School of Ral eigh on February 24, Wendell High School on February 25, and Rolesville High School on Febru ary 27. Both boys and girls teams will play each night. Game time for each first game is 7:30 p.m.