North Carolina Newspapers

Volume XXIV Number 52.
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Pictured are Homer Briarhop
per and the Dixie Dudes, who will
play an engagement at Wakelon
Theatre Monday, March 8. There
Carolina Power & Light Co.
Offers 4-H Student Awards
Carolina Power & Light Company again will co-sponsor with
the Westinghouse Educational Foundation the annual 4-H Club
Better Methods Electric Contest which is conducted by the North
; Carolina Agricultural Extension
Mrs. Annie Thompson
Dies at Hospital
Mrs. Annie Thompson, 59, died
at a Wilson hospital Monday af
ternoon following illness of six
Survivors are one son, Edward
Bunn of Lucama; six step-sons,
Wade Thompson of Middlesex, Er
nest Thompson of Buffalo, N. Y.,
Garner Thompson of Texas, Etch
el Thompson of Washington, D. C.,
Clovis and Barney Thompson of
Philadelphia; two step-daughters,
Mrs. Zeb Corbitt and Mrs. Jesse
Bailey of Zebulon; a brother, H. B.
Stott of Havelock; two sisters, Mrs.
Janie Boykin of Middlesex and
Mrs. K. B. Bailey of Wilson.
Funeral rites were held at 2
p.m. Wednesday from the Pleasant
Grove Methodist Church. The Rev,
I. T. Poole, pastor, officiated and
burial was in the church cemetery.
Second Legion Meet
The Wendell-Zebulon post of
the American Legion will hold its
March meeting on Monday night,
March 15, Commander Ferd Davis
announced this week.
The February meeting was can
celled on account of bad roads and
inclement weather.
Zebulon Student Is Participant
In Greenville Teachers Forum
Greenville—Teachers and ad
ministrators in Pitt and nearby
counties and representatives of the
seniors at East Carolina Teach
ers College now doing student
teaching participated on Tuesday
evening in a panel discussion
which centered around the teach
er-training program and its re
lationship to the progress of the
public schools of the state. The
meeting, which was held in the
Classroom Building on the cam
pus, brought together for a joint
session faculty members and stu
will be two performances, both at
night. The Dixie Dudes are now
heard twice dailj over Radio Sta
tion WPTF, Raleigh.
Service for 4-H Club boys and
girls, according to an announce
ment by D. E. Stewart, director of
agricultural development for Car
olina Power & Light.
Wake County entries in the 184-3
i contest now are being accepted by
Wake County Extension Service
leaders in 4-H Club work. Judges
will be selected by the Extension
Last year, four Wake County
I 4-H Club members—two boys and
two girls entered the contest,
with Wyatt Coley and Sue Nichols
as county winners. In the terri
torial competition, Sue Nichols
i won an engraved gold watch.
Carolina Power & Light is spon
soring the contest in the 28 coun
ties of North Carolina in which it
serves. The contest is being spon
sored in several other counties
;by Virginia Electric and Power
I Company and Nantahala Power &
Light Company.
Participants in the competition
select a farm or farm-home chore,
and on the basis of a detailed
study of the chore work out meth
ods of performing the task quicker
and more economically by the
use of electricity.
One boy and one girl from each
county will win an all-expense
trip to Raleigh to the 4-H Club
Electric Congress in October and
(Continued on Page 4)
dent teachers of the college. Dr.
John D. Messick, president of
East Carolina, presided and intro
duced those appearing on the pro
The speakers were Superintend
ent S. G. Chappell of Wilson; Ola
Forest, principal of the Pactolus
school; John T. Biggers of the
Winterville school; Ella Bonner
and Mrs. Prebe Emmons, both
teachers in the Washington, N. C.,
schools; and two student teachers
from the college, Lillian Talton
of Zebulon and Thomas Larkins
of Scotia, N. Y.
Zebulon, N. C., Friday, March 5, 1948
Zebulon Using Over 100,000
Gallons Water Daily for Record
Former Zebulon Man
Tells of Charities
Performed by Mission
Raymond Denton, son of Mrs. E.
P. Denton and the late Mr. Denton
of Zebulon, now an advertising
executive in New York City, in a
recent letter to the editor of the
Record made an interesting obser
vation on a picture printed Feb
ruary 27. An excerpt from his
letter follows:
“I have just finished reading
over the last three or four issues of
The Record which my wife put
aside for me, and they seem so
much like letters from home that
I am tempted to reply to them.
“It was interesting to see the
photograph you had in a recent
copy showing the bread line in
front of the Church of St. Francis
of Assisi. Especially so to me,
since the courtyard of the old
church makes a convenient short
cut from the railway station to my
“The bread line itself is some
| thing of a curiosity to visitors to
| our business district. Sometimes it
seems the line of lookers on the
south side of the street is as long
: as the line of alms takers on the
! north side. No matter what the
weather or the season or whether
times are good or bad, these faith
ful scores of men form their line
and at nine o’clock in the morning
the boxes of fat, wax-paper wrap
ped sandwiches are dealt to them.
If the line is shorter one day, it
circles back for a second go
around for those with stomachs to
hold the giant portions served.
During the wartime shortage of
| manpower, this was the one spot
in New York with a surplus, for
these men are the unemployables,
the lame, or those without hope.
“One of the express company’s
delivery men who has worked our
neighborhood for many years is
distinguished for his lack of sar
torial or tonsorial finicality. He
stopped his truck recently in front
of the church to deliver a package
to the Franciscan Monastery. To
inquire which entrance to use for
his delivery, he climbed the steps
(Continued on Page 4)
Last Services Held
For B. W. Lewis, 66
Funeral services for B. W.
Lewis, 66, of Route 3, Spring Hope,
were conducted from the home!
Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. |
M. A. Pegram. Burial followed
in the family cemetery.
Mr. Lewis died at Park View
hospital in Rocky Mount early
Monday morning after declining
health of several months.
Surviving are his wife, the for
mer Emma Jones; eight daughters.
Mrs. John M. Lockamy of Durham,
Mrs. John L. Ray and Mrs. Kelly
Williams of Zebulon, Mrs. Preston
Massey and Mrs. Tyree Driver of
Route 3, Spring Hope, Mamie
Lewis of Empoia, Va., Magaline
and Daisy Lewis of the home; four
sons', Floyd and Benny Lewis of
Spring Hope, Foster and Claude j
Lewis of Zebulon; 24 grandchil
dren; a brother, W. M. Lewis of
Spring Hope; and one sister, Mrs.
Robert Williams of Duham.
Dr. Harry E. Cooper, head of the
Depatment of Music at Meredith
College, has been appointed chair- (
man for the district music contests j
for high schools and junior high
students to be held in Raleigh on
March 12-13. Local schools in the
district are Wakelon, Wendell,
Rolesville, Wake Forest, Knight
dale, and Millbrook.
Construction Work Is
Underway at Airport
On recommendation of the Civ
il Aeronautics bfficial who in
spected the site, the Zebulon air
strip will have one runway 200
feet wide and over 2,000 feet long,
rather than the two strips original
ly planned. The single strip will
meet the requirements of the N. C.
Licensing Board and will provide !
nearly all-weather service to air
Work was held up this week by I
the rain, but Harold Duke, head
of the construction company, said
Wednesday that he will begin the
grading very soon.
New Inspection Lanes
The operation schedule of me
chanical inspection lanes in Wake
and Johnston Counties was an-1
nounced this week by the State l
Department of Motor Vehicles, j
The schedule is as follows: i
Smithfield, Feb. 23 - March 14; >
Wake Forest, March 15-22; Wen
dell, March 23-March 30; Fuquay
Springs, March 31-April 7; Ra
leigh, April 9-15; Selma, April 17-
May 7; Wake Forest, May 8-15;!
Wendell, May 17 - 24; Fuquay
Springs, May 25-June 1; Raleigh,
June 2-9; and Smithfield, June 10-
Bankers Oratorical Contest Is
Postponed; Large Prizes Offered
It has become necessary to i
change the previously announced
dates for the Soil Conservation
Speaking Contest because bad
weather has caused many of the
schools to be closed, according to
R. Vance Brown, cashier of the
Peoples Bank and Trust Com
The new dates are as follows:
The school elimination contest,
March 26; county elimination
contests, April 12; district Elimi
nation, April 9; and the State fi
nal, April 16.
School contests may be held
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
Mayor Bridgers Gives
Information On Deep
Well Water System
The Town of Zebulon is con
suming a record-breaking 100,000
gallons of water daily, Mayor R. H.
Bridgers told the Board of Com
missioners Monday night when he
gave a report on the service of the
two deep wells now in operation.
While he expressed himself as
satisfied with the first two wells,
he stated that Zebulon will not
be independent of the river sys
tem and purification plant until
the third and largest deep well is
pumping water into the mains.
The latest estimate exceeds the
estimated consumption at the time
the wells were drilled by over 25
percent. Use of the third deep
well, which waits only for the ar
rival of the electic motor, will
provide more than double the
present consumption.
Town Manager Willie B. Hop
kins reported that the town is los
ing hundreds of dollars in water
revenue because of defective and
inoperative meters. No new me
ters could be purchased through
the war years now could repairs
be made on the ones already in
“We have over 300 meters in
stalled,” the town manager said,
“and about half of them are defec
tive. We are installing new meters
as fast as vve can. but delivery is
still a problem.”
The Board recommended that
water service be discontinued for
all customers more than 60 days
in arrears in payment. They ad
vised the clerk that he no longer
will be expected to call on cus
tomers behind in their payments.
Water customers will be required
to leave payment at the town of
fice or mail it to the clerk.
Present at the meeting were the
Mayor, Commissioners R. Vance
Brown, Norman Screws, Howard
Beck, Bob Sawyer, and Barrie
Davis, and Town Manager Willie
B. Hopkins.
Speaks to Rotarians
D. D. Chamblee, local insurance
agent, spoke to the Zebulon Ro
tary Club last Friday night on the
subject of “North Carolina’s Most
Mysterious Citizen.”
The discussion concerned Peter
Stuart Ney, Salisbury schoolmas
ter of the last century, who was
believed to be Marshal Ney, the
famous aide to Bonaparte.
during March 24-26, and county
contests may be held any day be
tween March 29-April 2. District
contests should be held between
April 5-9.
The State winner will receive
S4OO in Savings Bonds and an all
expense trip for himself or her
self, and the coach, to the Annual
Convention of the North Carolina
Bankers Association. The con
vention will be held in Pinehurst
on May 16-18, Mr. Brown said.
Second and third place winners in
the State finals will receive SIOO
and SSO, respectively.

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