North Carolina Newspapers

Volume XXV. Number 1
Scott Takes Stand Favoring
N. C. Good Health Program
The Wakelon Bulldogs and Zebulon Eager Beavers will meet
in the season’s finale in basketball for both teams tonight at 8:00
when they clash in a benefit game witn the gate receipts going
to the Zebulon Boy Scout fund. Two of the high school players,
Rex Tippett and Dick Cherry will be on the court for the last
time wearing the Wakelon colors.
Wakelon Girls Take
East Wake Honors;
Lose Finals to Cary
Coach Fred Smith’s surprising
Wakelon girls’ team fought their
way to the finals in the Wake
County Basketball Tournament
Monday night before being down
ed by a scrappy Cary sextet, 25-18,
in the Wake Forest College gym
nasium. The Wakelon girls lost
only two games during regular
season play, one to Bunn and one
to Rolesville.
Tiny Betsy Driver led the local
lassies at forward, just as she did
last year. Lady Talton and Gene
vieve Ellington, holdover guards
from last year’s team, starred
again this year, aided by Jo Ellen
Gill, who developed into one of
the most capable guards in Wake
lon history in her first year of
the court.
Coach Smith developed a great
many good reserves this year.
“Our girls were just scared Mon
day night,” Coach Smith said.
“With another year of experience
we’ll win the county champion
During the past season the coach
worked developing good reserves.
Two of these, Ruth Brown and
Jo Ellen Gill, ended as first string
Parent-Teacher Group
Plans Founders' Day
The Wakelon Parent-Teacher
Association will observe Founders’
Day next Monday night March 15,
with a special program emphasiz
ing entertainment, Program
Ghairman Vester Brantley said
Appearing on the program will
be Ed Ellington’s quartet and J.
N. Bond of Wake Forest, accom
plished amateur magician. Mrs.
H. C. Wade’s dancing class will
give several dance numbers, and
a cake cutting will be held follow
ing the meeting.
After adjournment of the ses
sion refreshments will be served
in the gymnasium, according to
Mrs. Jack Mitchell, president of
the association.
Wake Health Officer Gives Data
On Pre-School Clinic Next Tuesday
The Wakelon Pre-School Clinic
for children expecting to enter
the first grade this fall will be
held in the Wakelon Auditorium
Tuesday, March 16, at 10 a. m.
Dr. A. C. Bulla, Wake County
Health Officer, and his staff of
nurses will be at the clinic to give
each child a thorough physical
examination. All parents of chil
dren entering school next Sep
• tember are urged by Dr. Bulla to
take advantage of this opportun
ity for a complete check-up.
The clinic is being sponsored
by the Wakelon Parent-Teacher
Association, with Mrs. Fred Page
The town team came out on top
at the end of a oractice game
played earlier in the season, but
the fast improving Bulldogs, who
reached the semifinals in the East
Wake Tournament, could rack up
a win tonight.
Although baseball practice has
already begun for the school,
Coach Marlin Quick readily con
sented to the game tonight. The
money realized from the game
will be used to purchase camping
equipment for the troop this sum
mer. ,
Leading Wakelon will be Rex
Tippett, Dick Cherry, and Bobby
Bridgers. Coach Carlton Mitch
ell and Hilliard Greene, high scor
ers for the town quint, will lead
the Zebulon attack.
This will be the last game of
the season for both teams. Wake
lon, handicapped by the loss of
nearly the whole first-string from
last year’s team, came through
a rough schedule and went into
the semifinals in last week’s
tournament, losing by five points
to Rolesville, Wake County cham
Power to Be Shut Off
On Sunday Afternoon
Electric power will be off Sun
day, March 14, from 1:00 p.m. to
3:30 p.m., according to Ralph Tal
ton, local manager of the Carol
lina Power & Light Company, in
the following areas:
All of Wendell and rural area;
all of Middlesex, Bailey, Sims, and
rural areas; all of Zebulon and ru
ral area, except Arendell Avenue
from Gannon Avenue and Wake
field. Reason for the stoppage
is the necessity of moving several
66,000 volt poles at the rock quar
ry recently undermined by blasts.
Bright Leaf Tourney
Cancelled This Year
The proposed Bright Leaf Bas
ketball Tournament, sponsored by
the Zebulon Chamber of Com
merce, has been cancelled for this
year, announced Pat Farmer,
tournament committee chairman.
The two weeks of bad weather
which forced the closing of schools
is given as the reason.
as chairman of the project Mrs.
Page says that the slogan of the
clinic will be, as in years past. “A
sound mind in a sound body.”
Dr. Bulla, in a special communi
cation to the parents of the Wake
lon School District, stated:
“In cooperation with parent
teacher associations and school
officials, we began examining
children, who were to enter
school for the first time, more
than twenty years ago—almost a
quarter of a century. Relatively
speaking, in terms of the present
day span of life of 66 years, that
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Pictured is the Wakelon High School girls’ basketball squad, eastern Wake County champions and
runners-up to Cary for the Wake County championship. Members of the squad are, left to right, sitting:
Joellen Gill, Lady Talton, Genevee Ellington, Betsy Driver, Gwendolyn Kithchings, and Ruth Brown;
kneeling: Jo Ann Thornton, Linda Massey, Helen Wall, Jean Jones, Ruth Pace, Betty Jo Pearce, Velva
Pearce; standing: Phoebee Williams, Eileen Baker, Minda Pearce, Elia Driver, Elizabeth White, Coach
Fred A. Smith, Betsy Pope Simpson, Shirley Chamblee, Thelma Price, Laura Pearce, Norma Faye Gill.
Strong Vote Indicated for Scott
By 200-Name Spot Poll Taken
Little River Township, for years regarded as a stronghold of organizational politics, will
give most support to W. Kerr Scott, an independent candidate, in the gubernatorial balloting
this year, according to a spotcheck poll made during the past two weeks for The Zebulon Record.
Two hundred registered Democratic voters of Zebu.on and Mitchell’s Mill precincts were
Heavy Spring Seeding
Os Ladino Clover Urged
By Wake County Agent
Ladino clover pastures seeded
this spring will help to make up
for the pastures and alfalfa you
failed to get seeded last fall, says
J. L. Reitzel, Wake County Farm
Late summer and early fall
seedings are preferred but many
successful ladino clover pastures
have been realized throughout the
state when seeded in the spring,
Mr. Reitzel said. He pointed out
that the chances of failure are
greater in the spring and the
yield the first year will be less,
but it seems that where fall seed
ing was impossible there are cases
where the need for grazing will
justify taking the chance.
Even though alfalfa can be
seeded in the spring, the chances
of success are so slim that it is
generally not advisable except in
the mountains. If your hay sup
ply is short, he suggests that you
seed lespedeza or soybeans for
hay this spring and get ready for
alfalfa in the late summer.
If it is a question of seeding
ladino clover pastures or alfal
fa, it would be better to seed
ladino clover because the ladino
will thicken up in case of a poor
early stand while alfalfa will not.
Farmers who are planning on
Dallis grass and lespedeza, seed
ing in the spring is the recom
mended practice, he said.
Regardless of whether late sum
mer or spring seedings are made,
a good level of fertility and a
good seedbed are necessary. Also,
the lime requirements must be
met, and 600 to 800 pounds of
2-12-12 fertilizer per acre should
be put on the ladino clover pas
tures at seeding time.
Two Little River Precincts
selected at random, and queried
concerning their choice for gov
ernor in the primary election May
29. Almost 75 per cent of the vot
ers—l4B persons—declared their
intention of voting for the former
commissioner of agriculture.
Next high man in the poll was
Charles Johnson, state treasurer,
who was supported by 37 voters.
Mayne Albright was the choice of
13 persons, and Oscar Barker the
choice of two.
Sentiment favoring Scott was
nearly as strong among business
men as among farmers, from
whom he is expected to receive
major support. Os 30 Zebulon bus
inessmen queried, seventeen fav
ored the Haw River farmer, six
favored Johnson, and five said
their minds were not yet made up.
One prominent local business
man declared that he believes
Scott to be the best executive of
the six gubernatorial candidates,
and based his preference for the
former commissioner on the need
for an able administrator who un
derstands the necessity of econo
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Carolina Power & Light Builds 416
Miles of Line in Wake Since War
Carolina Power & Light Com
pany’s postwar rural line-build
ing program has brought 416 miles
of new rural lines to Wake Coun
ty, furnishing electricity to 2,-
658 rural homes for the first time.
CP&L now has 1,023 miles of
rural lines in operation in Wake
County alone, serving over 6,740
rural homes. 1947 saw completed
295 miles of these lines, adding 1,-
668 farm homes to the list.
The rural line-building program
has been one of Carolina Power &
Light Company's major undertak
ings.* Since the war, CP&L has
built 4,288 miles of line to serve
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
Southern Bell Completes
Deal for Building Site
For Zebulon Exchange
Plans to erect a new telephone
building to house an enlarged dial
system were announced here to
day by K. B. Byers, Manager for
the Southern Bell Tel & Tel. Co. ’
The new building will be erect
ed on Horton Street with work
scheduled to start within the next
30 days.
Installation of this new enlarg
ed equipment w : ll be started
shortly after the completion of the
building and it is anticipated that
the new and enlarged service will
be ready for operation about the
middle of the summer
Manager Byers pointed out that
Zebulon has more than doubled
its telephone installations in the
last 10 years until today there
are 315 telephones in service.
“This rapid growth,” Byers stat
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28,000 farm homes throughout its
system, 2,850 miles of these lines
being completed during 1947 to
bring electric service to 17,000
The Company now has nearly
11,000 miles of rural lines in op
eration throughout its territory,
serving almost 70,000 farm homes.
Still another 500 miles of rural
lines have been completed except
for installation of transformers.
These lines will serve an addition
al 2,600 customers as soon as trans
formers, which have been on order
for some time, are delivered and
can be installed.

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