THE ZEBULON RECORD 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 ship.” During the past season the coach worked developing good reserves. Two of these, Ruth Brown and Jo Ellen Gill, ended as first string players. 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 yesterday. 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 pions. 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 (Continued on Page 4) Zebulon, N. C., Friday, March 12, 1948 WLmtuS M Me.;. Jjjjjjg M li&SSsP K S&x-xXKm -fir I , jflfl ri S| Ih£&. MW HMY MWk JIEFwJiBL *' jfljpjp . > 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 In 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 Agent. 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. EASTERN WAKE COUNTY CHAMPIONS 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 (Continued on Page 4) 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 (Continued on Page 4) 28,000 farm homes throughout its system, 2,850 miles of these lines being completed during 1947 to bring electric service to 17,000 customers. 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.