THE ZEBULON RECORD Volume XXV. . ,/m inn ¥' mr ► uQUO * / f ?«V #*■ Jg THE BOYS GET THE SIGNALS MIXED AGAIN Committee Named for Local Cancer Drive; Dangers Cited By Mrs. Charles E. Flowers Sr. No one knows, but is possi ble that the funds received by the American Cancer Society during this April, cancer month, might spell the defeat of cancer. If this is possible, one out of eight peo ple in Zebulon will not die of cancer; if this is possible, ■82% more people in the Zebulon com munity will not die of cancer in 1980 as died in 1940. But whether cancer is defeated or not, your funds which are con tributed to the Zebulon unit of the American Cancer Society during the week of April 19th-26th will help make possible these things: 1. Make possible the enlarge ment and the operation of cancer diagnostic and treatment centers in Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston- Salem and Durham where people of this community, regardless of personal funds, may receive ex aminations and treatment for can cer. 2. Make possible an educa tional program to the people of this community and the nation on cancer in order that people will understand the disease and pre sent themselves to clinics for treatment and examination. 3. Establish and operate a state hospital in North Carolina for the immediate and terminal care of cancer patients of this community and this state. 4. Help to continue the loga rithmic advance in cancer re search which will make possible Zebulon Merchants Agree to Close Stores on Wednesday Afternoons Zebulon merchants agreed this week to close at 1:00 each Wed nesday afternoon through the summer months beginning April 14. The weekly closing follows a custom of several years stand ing, inaugurated to give employees a half day off each week. Store owners stated that they were sure their customers would ■ cooperate wholeheartedly in the half-holiday by making their j Wednesday purchases in the ! morning. One grocery store is 1 Number 4. \ the defenitive cure of cancer, as 1 penicillin has pneumonia. During the month of April, THINK ABOUT CANCER—TALK ABOUT CANCER-DO SOME THING ABOUT CANCER! j The Zebulon Unit which was organized last fall and is a per | mant committee is composed of the following: Dr. Charles E. Flowers, Sr.; Mrs. Ida Hall, County; Mrs. N. R. Gill, Jr, Woman’s Club; Miss Mary Lacy Palmer, Wakelon; Mr. Ves ter Brantley, P. T. A.; and Mrs. Charles E. Flowers, Chairman. Sub-division: Mrs. Allen Pippin, Mrs. Randolph Hendricks, Mrs. Garland Richardson, Mrs. Norman Screws, Mrs. Ralph Talton, Mrs. D. D. Chamblee—Wakefield, Mrs Ivan Hopkins—Hopkins Store, Mrs. Howard Beck, Mrs. Preston Smith, Mr. J. C. Debnan, and Miss Sarah Eaton—Theater. Scrap Paper Collection Zebulon Cub Scouts will complete their spring scrap paper drive tomorrow after noon, according to Cubmaster Armstrong Cannady. Local residents are request ed to place contributions on porches to facilitate collec tion, for which Cordon Tem ple has donated the use of his truck. planning to highlight the day by advertising specials for Wednes day morning only. Plans are being discussed for a recreation program for the sum mer months, with a city league to be formed for softball or vol leyball. For two years before the war a softball league was in op eration with games played each Wednesday. Carolina Power and Light, headed by Ed Kitchings, walked off with honors in the standings. Zebulon N. C., Friday, April 9, 1948 Wake Wins '4B Cotton Award; Zebulon Man to Receive Trophy Local Men Meet With County Agent In Alfalfa Discussion The possibility of constructing an alfalfa dehydrating plant in Zebulon was thoroughly discussed by John Reitzel, county agent, at a meeting with fifteen Zebulon men in the Carolina Power and Light Company office. Reitzel de scribed the future of alfalfa dehy dration as excellent, and told of visiting a Burlington plant similar to the one proposed for Zebulon. Before such a plant should be started, the county agent said, farmers should contract to grow enough alfalfa to make the pro ject profitable. Alfalfa is a mon ey-making crop for farmers, he said, and is a lazy man’s dream requiring little work after the first year. To successfully operate a plant here, the surrounding commun ity should grow from 600 to 700 acres of alfalfa the first year. Reitzel stated that he believed no trouble would be encountered in persuading farmers to devote this amount of land to the crop. In addition to alfalfa, the plant could be used for curing sweet potatoes. Meeting with the county agent ; were C. V. Whitley, L. M. Massey, J. K. Barrow, Ed Ellington, Arm strong Cannady, P. O. Farmer, R. H. Bridgers, Raleigh Alford, Ferd Davis, Worth Hinton, Ashley Murphy, Barrie Davis, -Tud Rob ertson, R. Vance Brown, and Ed Hales. Farm Bureau To Hear Insurance Discussion The workings of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation will be explained to the members of the Zebulon Farm Bureau at their regular meeting Monday night at 8:00 in the Wakelon auditorium, according to John Haughton Ihrie, Jr., salesman for the corporation. All members of the Bureau are invited to bring any questions they have for explanation by the speaker. He will tell of the bene fits of the program and of the circumstances under which farm ers can collect for crop damages. Grading Completed At Local Airstrip Final grading has been com pleted on the Zebulon air strip, according to J. G. Bunn, propriet or of the strip, and lespedeza has been sown over, nearly the en tire 2,200 feet of runway. When the lespedeza begins to grow, Zeb ulon will have one of the loveliest fields anywhere in the state. The east end of the strip is graded so that passengers may load directly into the airplanes from automobiles, and a very large parking area is provided for both planes and automobiles. A gala opening day program is being planned, with an airshow and visiting speakers. “We’ve got just a little more work to do,” said Milton Brannon, “and we’ll be ready to show the folks what a really nice airport we have for them.” Pictured is the Rev. Frederich Koch, who Sunday will assume his duties as pastor of St. Eugene’s Catholic Church in Wendell. Mem bers of his congregation from Zeb ulon include Mrs. Norman Screws, | Thomas Monk, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Antone, and Mr. and Mrs. Barkton Kannon. Father Koch also serves as editor of the North Carolina Catholic, 1 official organ of the Raleigh dio- ! cese, which has been printed since its founding in the Thee, Davis Sons plant. Johnson Committee Named in Zebulon Charles M. Johnson, candidate for governor, announced simul taneously with the naming of his Wake County manager a group of supporters who will serve the county manager in advisory ca pacity. Local men on this group are Dr. L. M. Massey, J. K. Barrow, Sr., J. R. Sawyer, Avon Privett, J. Ral- 1 eigh Alford, and Bernice Bunn. They had no statement to make ! concerning campaign plans yes- * terday, but said that an announce ment would be made prior to the primary. Repair Shop Opened Bill Strickland has opened a bicycle repair shop on Horton Ave. j beside J. L. Stell Pressing Club. He carries a line of bicycle repair ; parts and offers expert work on any cycle. In addition to his bicycle work, I he can make repairs on electric irons, toasters, hot plates, and any other electrical appliances. Town Has Been Using Deep Wells Alone as Water Supply for Weeks Zebulon has been using well water exclusively for the past three weeks, Mayor R. H. Brid gers told the Zebulon Board of Commissioners at their regular monthly meeting Monday night in the town office. The mayor de scribed the operation of the deep wells as the “prettiest I’ve ever seen” and said he was complete ly satisfied with them. Until the wells prove them selves by satisfactory operation through the dry summer months, the water plant will be kept in readiness for use at any time. Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers Oren D. Massey, One Variety President, To Get State Prize Oren D. Massey of Zebulon, pres ident of the Wake County One- Variety Association, will receive a trophy Monday in recognition of Wake County’s 1947 cotton im provement program being the best in North Carolina. The award will be made at 1:00 p.m. at a meeting of the Raleigh Rotary Club. Lawrence Cooper, state representative of the Atlantic Cotton Association, will make the presentation on behalf of his or ganization. Counties which have previously received the award are Halifax in 1942, Hoke in 1943, Polk in 1944, and Edgecombe in 1945. No award was made in 1946. Wake scored 71 of a possible 100 points to take top honors in 1947. Edgecombe placed second with 66 points, and Nash was third with 64 points. The Wake cotton improvement program began in 1939 with a se ries of community meetings on varieties and production practices. Two one-variety improvement groups were formed and Coker 100 was chosen as the variety to be grown. Arrangements were made for se curing foundation seed stocks and the cotton ginners of the area agreed to sample cotton for free government classification. The program has been continued and now Wake County farmers are us ing to a large extent the one-vari ety plan of cotton production. At least 95 per cent of the cotton grown in the county is Coker 100 variety. The county is now se (Continued on Page 8) Dr. Massey Named Trustee At Campbell Dr. Leslie H. Cambell, Presi dent of Cambell College, notified Dr. L. M. Massey, that he was elected to the Board of Trustees of Cambell College, at a meeting of the Executive Committee on March 18, 1948. Dr. Massey’s acceptance of this honor and place of service to ed ucation of the state, is dependant upon whether it conflicts with his membership on the General Education Council, which serves the six Baptist Colleges of the State; Wake Forest, Meredith, Mars Hill, Campbell, Wingate and Gardner-Webb. grown Town Clerk Willie B. Hopkins was instructed to advise automo bile owners in Zebulon to pur chase city license tags or face a | possible fine. There are a good number of cars in Zebulon with i out tags now, the Commissioners were advised, and a check on these will be made this week. No important business was con tracted at the meeting, which was attended by Mayor Bridgers, Commissioners Howard Beck, R. Vance Brown, Norman Screws, Bob Sawyer, Barrie Davis, and Town Clerk W. B. Hopkins.