THE ZEBULON RECORD Volume XXIV Number 52. RADIO GROUP TO APPEAR HERE jt --~nmSmmr ▼ |\ & i Mr iu> v V IH BHk,£_ f ; -"”-’’ : >;« Pjlwfck • • fMMMm , ' ".V- s - mL ' . 36. * v <i/ t’-i 1 ’ l^f,^'t -''' i 4 |• - -11111 l Jlli—l J*t.' £ t : #*!' 'ffiPffH ’ ' Jpf' /k; *s}&& *\ '■ It - : * I 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 months. 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 Service. 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 gram. 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 office. “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. Bj 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 planes. 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. j 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- 30. 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 pany. 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 service. “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.