North Carolina Newspapers

Volume XXV. Number 3.
Zebulon Exceeds Red Cross
Quota By Hundred Dollars
Zebulon’s 1948 campaign for funds for the American Red Cross
came to a successful conclusion last week with the $725 quota set by
Wake County Red Cross headquarters being oversubscribed by more
Named Manager
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Kerr Scott announced this week
the appointment of Robert W.
Winston of Raleigh, as Wake
County Chairman for his cam
paign for Governor.
Winston said that Wake County
and Central District Headguarters
would be opened within a few
days, and that additional County
Committee names would be an
nounced at that time.
“I am particularly happy to
have the active support of Bob
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Little River Farmer Gets Himself
Into Wrong Church, Wrong Pew
The present gubernatorial cam
paign has stirred up plenty of in
terest in many people who never
before have raised a hand to help
or hinder a candidate for political
office. Among those who are
taking part for the first time is
a local farmer, who, upon hear
ing that Kerr Scott had tossed his
hat into the ring, decided that at
last a man was running for office
who deserved his support.
This farmer, whose name we
will not mention, was in Raleigh
more than a hundred dollars
Ralph Talton, local drive chair
man, announced yesterday. A total
of $833.99 was collected here.
“We received donations from
the white residents of Zebulon
and the surrounding community
amounting to $772.74, neary fifty
dollars more than our quota,” Tal
ton stated, “and additional contri
butions amounting to $61.25 were
received from the colored work
Several communities in the rur
al area of Wake Coupty have met
their quotas, but so far as could
be ascertained yesterday, Zebulon
was the first to complete the drive
“I wish to extend my personal
thanks to all who worked on the
drive here in the community,
“Talton continued, “and also to
those who gave so liberally in ar
der that Zebulon might go over
the top.”
The complete list of workers in
Zebulon and Little River Town
ship follows:
R. Vance Brown, .Captain, and
W. B. Hopkins, business district;
Barrie Davis and A. O. Smith,
business district employees; How
ard Beck, Captain, veneer plant
and vicinity (businesses).
Mrs. Foster Finch, Captain,
residential district, Mrs. R. H.
Herring, Mrs. Irby Gill, Mrs. Wal
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a couple of weeks ago an<J ran
into Garland Bobbitt, well-known
Raleigh businessman. The con
versation turned to politics and
Garland invited the farmer to at
tend a Wake County Scott-for-
Governor meeting the following
Monday night at, the Carolina
Hotel. The farmer said he’d
think it over.
On Monday afternoon, by rush
ing his work, the local farmer
found he had time to attend the
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Zebulon, N. C., Friday, April 2, 1948
County School Leader Delivers
Address At Wakelon Banquet
Plans for Dehydration
Plant for Community
Discussed Here Friday
Plans for an alfalfa dehydration
plant for Zebulon were presented
to the Zebulon Rotary Club last
Friday night by Wake County
Farm Agent John L. Reitzel, E. Y.
Floyd of the Plant Food Institute,
and H. G. Iseley of the Rural De
velopment Division of the North
Carolina Department of Conser
vation and Development.
Addressing the local group on
invitation of C. V. Whitley, the
three men gave complete infor
mation concerning the cost of a
dehydration plant, and discussed
the alfalfa production required.
According to their report, local
farmers can expect to net S6O to
SBO per acre of alfalfa grown for
the plant with little or no work on
their part after their land is seed
ed. Such a plant would, they said,
require an investment of around
$50,000. One such plant is already
assured Wake County farmers,
Fuquay Springs merchants hav
ing underwritten its construction.
A barbecue supper was served
to the Rotarians by Mesdames
Norman Screws, Early Moser,
Armstrong Cannady, and Preston
Two Hundred People
Attend Sunrise Service
Nearly 200 attended the Easter
sunrise services held at the Zeb
ulon cemetery Sunday morning
and heard -Methodist Pastor Paul
Carruth deliver an inspiring
Easter message. Assisting in the
services were Rev. Carlton Mit
chell of the Baptist Church and
Rev. John McCrimmon of the
Wakefield Baptist Church.
A combined choir from the
Zebulon Methodist and Baptist
churches sang special choral num
bers and instrumental music was
rendered by Charles Horton,
choir director of the Eaptist
The bright early morning sun
which greeted, the worshippers
during the services contrasted
with the bleak day which follow
Baptist Church Has
Special Film Service
A program of color slides and
music will be presented at the
Zebulon Baptist church on Sunday
evening at eight o’clock. The mu
sic for the program was record
ed by the choir and organist of
the Zebulon Baptist Church. The I
program is being presented 1
throughout the state as a part of
the educational program of the
North Carolina State Baptist Con
vention. Regular morning wor
ship will be conducted by the
pastor at eleven o’clock. The
spring and summer schedule for
the training union will begin at
seven o’clock Sunday evening.
Birth Announcement
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stallings
announce the birth of a daughter
at Carolina General Hospital. Wil
son, on Thursday, March 25.
Electric current will be off
! in Zebulon from 1:00 to 4:00
p. m. Sunday, April 4, ex
cept Arendell Avenue from
I; Highway 64 north to Wake
! field.
The temporary break in
| service is necessary, the lo
cal office of Carolina Power
& Light Company said yes
terday, in order for a new
; 66,000 volt substation to be
j; placed in service. ,
The new substation will
increase local capacity more
than 350 per cent, and its
installation is necessitated
: by the tremendous increase
in customers during the ;!
| past two years.
The Jas. B. Alfords
Celebrate Their Golden
Wedding Anniversary
On Easter Sunday, March 28,
Mr. and Mrs. James B. Alford of
Route 2 observed their golden
wedding anniversary at a dinner
given by their children at E. P.
Privett’s Restaurant.
The dining room was artisti
cally decorated in white and gold.
The table for the guests of honor
was centered by a three-tiered
wedding cake topped by a white
and gold wedding bell. Ivy inter
spersed with yellow roses flank
ed on either end by a bowl of
yellow roses added further beauty
to the scene. Yellow tapers and
small arrangements of yellow ros
es were featured on the individ
ual tables. Places for the 40
guests were marked by white
place cards embossed in, gold.
After Mr. and Mrs. Alford cut
the traditional slice of cake. Miss
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Pilot PTA to Hold
Oyster, Fish Supper
The Pilot Parent-Teacher’s As
sociation will sponsor a Big Oys
ter and Fish supper*at the Pilot
School on Saturday night, April
Elaborate plans have been made
for the occasion. Mrs. Avon Brant
ley, acting president of the organ
ization, and her Committee have
been at work sometime to make
it a success.
Proceeds from the supper will
be used to assist the lunchroom
program in the school.
Local Boy Scouts Make Plans For
Their Spring and Summer Camp
Members of all four patrols of
the Boy Scout troop met Monday
night in the Scout Hut to consider
plans and regulations for summer
camping. The discussion, led by
Scoutmaster Barrie Davis, took
over an hour and a half, leaving
no time for games.
The rules drawn up at the pre
ceding meeting were unanimously
adopted by the group. These rules,
and the Scout Oath and Law, will
govern troop outings hereafter.
The Wolf Patrol, headed by Pa
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
Randolph Benton
Cites the High Cost
Os Good Leadership
“You are the leaders of the fu
ture,” Randolph Benton, Wake
County School Superintendent,
told Wakelon juniors and seniors
at their banquet last Thursday
night, “and the cost of training
you for your tasks of tomorrow
is not a dollar-and-cents matter;
it also includes your learning by
The superintendent, who deliv
ered the main address of the eve
ning, stated that the people of
North Carolina are becoming in
creasingly aware of the price that
must be paid for competent lead
ership, and predicted that soon
our state will be counted among
the top scholastic units of the na
The county superintendent fol
lowed Principal Fred Smith, who
gave a humorous address before
introducing Mr. Benton. Before
the addresses, toasts and a music
al program were given. The com
plete program follows:
Complete Program
Invocation, Ed Ellington; wel
come, Fred Mangum; school song;
toast to seniors, Bill Brantley; re
sponse, Rod Horton; “Anchors
Aweigh” dance, Carolyn Hinton;
toast to faculty, Robert L. Priv
ette; response Marlin Quick; “Now
Is the Hour,” Becky Clark.
Toast to guests, Linda Massey;
response, Wallace Temple; toast
to gradeparents, Betty Joyner; re
sponse, Mrs. Joe Tippett; toast to
waitresses, Jo Ann Williams;
“Sailors Hornpipe” dance, wait
resses; address, Principal Fred
Smith; address, County Superin
tendent Randolph Benton; “Don’t
Give Up the Ship,” Bobby Phil
Junior Accompanist
Laura James Sexton, member of
the junior class, served as accom
panist for songs and dances.
Attending as guests of the Jun
ior class were Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Smith, Miss Grace Franck, Miss
Irma Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Eu
gene Privette, Mr. and Mrs. M. A.
Quick, Miss Frances Thackston,
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Johnston, Mrs.
Flossie V. Knott, Miss Mary Lacy
Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Elling
ton, and Mrs. Blanche Dunnagan.
Other guests included gradepar
ents and school board members
and their wifes: Mr. and Mrs.
Wallace Temple, Mr. and Mrs. J.
P. Gay, Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Cham
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trol Leader Robert Privette, will
meet each Wednesday night as a
unit to plan tor the week-end
camping. Patrol Leader K. D.
Lloyd announced that Rattlesnake
Patrol will meet on Friday night
for the same purpose.
Eagle Scout James Debnam gave
instruction in first aid to a group
of the Scouts, including Robert
and Herbert Privette, who will re
ceive Merit Badges for their first
aid work at the Council Court of
Honor Monday nigi t in Raleigh.

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