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THE ZEBULON RECORD
Volume XXV. Number 8.
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Registration Books to Be Open
At Zebulon Town Office Saturday
Wake County registration books
opened on Saturday, May 1, in the
various precincts, for the voting
in the coming elections.
The books will be open on the
next two Saturdays—May 8, and
May 15—and that respective vot
ers may place their names on the
books at the home of their home
registrars in their precincts dur
ing the week.
The registration books for
Little River (Zebulon) will be
open at Zebulon Town Office on
Saturdays, May 8 and May 15.
Registration closes on Saturday
night, May 15. Challenge day
for examining the registration
books will be Saturday, May 22, a
week before the Democratic pri
mary on May 29.
Some Need Not Register
Persons whose names are al
ready on the registration books
need not register again.
All new residents who have liv
ed in a precinct four months and
in the State of North Carolina for
one year; and young registrants
who have reached the age of 21
and meet the preceding require
ments are urged to register imme
diately with the registrar in your
Places of registration for Marks
Creek residents are: Wendell—
Town office and home of regis
trar J. I. Lynch; Eagle Rock—
Harvey Lynch, RFD, Wendell, N.
Little River (Mitchell’s Store)
Polling place—Perrys Store. Reg
istrar—M. D. Perry, Route 3, Zeb
ulon; Little River (Zebulon), Poll
ing place—Fire Station, Registrar,
Mrs. Rhoda W. Gill, Zebulon.
Be sure that your name is on
the registration books!
Boy Scouts to Journey
To Wake Forest Monday
The Zebulon Boy Scouts will go
to the Occoneechee Council Court
of Honor in Wake Forest Monday
night. This Honor Court was post
poned a week to give the Wake
Forest Scouts a chance to com
plete the work on their new hut.
Troop 40 has nearly completed
reorganizing the patrols, and will
emerge with six patrols when the
work is completed.
No camping trip will be held this
Saturday night "because Scoutmas
ter Barrie Davis will be too busy
preparing for the air show which
will be held Sunday.
[Community Calendar j
FRIDAY, MAY 7
SATURDAY, MAY 'B—
Meeting of Demo
cratic voters, Fire station.
3:3o—Baseball, Bethany at Zeb
SUNDAY, MAY 9
10:00 —Sunday School, Wakefield
Sunday School, Zebulon
Sunday School, Zebulon
11:00 —Preaching, Zebulon Bap
Preaching, Zebulon Metho
. dist Church.
Preaching, Wakefield Bap
2:OO—AIR SHOW, Zebulon Air
3:oo—Baseball, Zebulon at Beth
7:00—B. Y! P. U., Wakefield.
B. T. U., Zebulon.
B:oo—Evening Service, Zebuon
MONDAY, MAY 10—
7:oo—Scouts leave for Honor
Court, Wake Forest.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 12—
1:00 —Zebulon stores close.
7:oo—Junior Choir Practice,
B:oo—Adult Choir Practice, Zeb
ulon Baptist Church.
Wakelon Stages Rally
To Top Wendell, 7-6
Fred Mangum made himself a
hero yesterday when he went into
the ball game in the ninth inning,
scored the tying run after hitting
a triple, and sent the Wakelon-
Knightdale baseball game into an
extra inning. A walk and an err
or gave Wakelon the victory in
the 10th inning, 7-6.
Dan Privette went all the way
for the Bulldogs, scattering eight
hits. For Knightdale, Fowler
hurled, allowing seven hits. Both
teams played loose ball, Wakelon
committing 11 errors and Knight
Pearce with two for four and
Massey with two for five led the
winners at the bat. No Knightdale
player made over one hit.
Score by Innings: r h e
Knightdale 030 101 000 o—6 8 8
Wakelon .... 000 210 021 I—7 7 11
Batteries: Fowler and Hicks;
Privette and Gay.
Zebulon, N. C., Friday, May 7, 1948
Air Show to Highlight Dedication
Os Zebulon Airport Next Sunday
Home Builders Begins
Operation; 3 Houses
Now Under Construction
With three houses already under
construction, Zebulon’s newest in
dustry, Home Builders Corpora
tion, is on its way to being the
town’s largest single business. Al
ready 26 men are on the payroll,
and, according to President R. H.
Bridgers, "things are just starting
Incorporated by Bridgers. Z. J.
Robertson, B. E. Strickland, C.
V. Whitley, and Dr. Charles Flow
ers Sr., the business was orginat
ed to fill a long-time need in Zeb
ulon—that of providing suitable
housing for the rapidly growing
The idea behind : t all, state the
incorporators, was discussed in
Zebulon Chamber of Commerce
meetings. From these discussions
Home Builders Corporation grew.
The all-metal building which
houses the plant is 60x140 feet in
size. The office is a 30x40 foot
building in front of the plant.
Home Builders will carry a full
electrical and hardware line in
the office ter supply ot’herTjuTTcT
ers in this vicinity.
With over 250,000 feet of tim.
ber stacked on the lot, the new
organization expects no trouble
with lumber troubles. “We’ve
tried to have the anjwer to all our
problems before we meet them,”
Spivey Construction Head
O. B. Spivey, well-known build
er, who is a former resident of
Wendell, has been hired as con
struction superintendent. A new
home for him is under construc-
Home Builders is prepared to
contract all types of buildings, but
their main purpose, according to
the president, is to build homes
for Zebulon. “And we mean good
homes,” Mr. Bridgers said. “Ten
years from now we don’t want
anybody living in one of the
houses we build to say that he is
stuck with one of those wartime
gyp houses. Mr. Spivey says
those are his sentimer, o, too.”
When the organization is com
plete, Bridgers said, it can furnish
any kind of mill work or molding
to anyone, and will contract any
shop work. A kiln drying plant
has been built and will soon be in
Wakefield Council Holds
District JOUAM Meeting
By D. D. Chamblee
The Twenty-Fifth District of the
Junior Order Mechanics held its
meeting at the Wakefield Junior
Order Council, Friday evening,
April 30th. There was a large
delegation from the different
lodges in Wake County to enjoy
Mr. J. D. Finch of Zebulon, Mr.
Elmer Finch, son, and Mr. Doug
las F'inch, grandson, all members
of the Wakefield Council, were
present, which goes to show that
the Junior Order is a good organi
zation to belong to, possibly the
best organization today in America.
It stands for Liberty, Patriot
(Continued on Page 2)
As we go to press, word
has been received of the
death of Mrs. Nora Eddins,
beloved resident of Wake
field, at the age of 91.
Funeral services will be
held at Wakefield Satur
day afternoon at 3:00 p.
m. The body will lie in
state at the Wakefield
Baptist Church from 1:00
to 3:00 p. m.
Deep Wells Saving
Money for Zebulon
Zebulon’s water bill from the
deep wells came to $92.00 last
month, Mayor R. H. Bridgers told
the Zebulon Board of Commission
ers at their meeting Monday night.
This compares with a monthly cost
which averaged over S2OO when
the water plant was in use. The
total bill was for electrical power
Actually, the cost of operation
of the wells ran only $73.00, since
sl9 has to be paid to keep Dower
available for the water plant. The
Board decided to continue keep
ing the water plant in readiness
until the wells prove themselves
The problem of trash and filth
was brought before the Board.
Paper which blows over the streets
results from trash behind stores
and garages without suitable con
tainers. Chief of Police W. B.
Hopkins was authorized to handle
Little other business took place,
the meeting being one of the quiet
est this year. Attending were
Mayor Bridgers, Town Clerk W.
B. Hopkins and Commissioners R.
Vance Brown, Bob Sawyer, How
ard Beck, and Barrie Davis.
Wakefield Club Hears
The Wakefield Home Demon
stration Club met Wednesday af
ternoon at 3:00 for an interesting
program led by Mrs. Maud P. Mc-
Innes on planning the home
grounds and beautifying the lawn
and home, including how to plant
shrubbery to frame the house and
not cut off the view from the street
The program was very interest
ing for you all know we more or
less like beautiful homes, yards
and flowers. She also gave infor
mation on rooting cuttings of
shrubs of all descriptions and on
Several of the Wakefield ladies
attended the meeting last week at
Apex. Among them were Mrs.
J. A. Kemp, Mrs. R. F. Hendricks,
Mrs. Coley Arnold, Mrs. Edison
Wood, and Mrs. Jack Mitchell.
They reported a very nice time.
Next Wednesday we are going to
have a spring cleaning at the club
house and yard. Bring lunch and
something to work with and we
will spring clean and have a swell
time together. Mrs. Vera Rhodes.
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
Afternoon of Excitement
Planned; Carl Goerch
Master of Ceremonies
The Zebulon Airport, built to
serve the towns of Wendell and
Zebulon ) will be dedicated Sunday,
May 9, celebrating the occasion
with a gala airshow and free bar
becue for visiting pilots. The
aerial activities begin at 2:00 in
the afternoon and promise three
hours of thrills for airmen and
Carl Goerch, editor of the State
magazine and well-known humor
ist, will officiate as master of cere
Taking part in the dedication
will be Mayor J. Harold Griffin
of Wendell and Mayor R. H. Brid
gers of Zebulon.
Zebulon Boy Scouts are selling
tickets to the airshow and will re
ceive a percentage of the receipts.
The two Scouts selling the largest
number of tickets will be given a
free plane ride.
The new airport has a single
runway 2,200 long and over 200
feet wide, large enough for any
personal plane on the market. A
number of pilots from over North
Carolina and Virginia are expected
early Sunday morning, and the
field will be open for late arrivals
Milton Brannan Chairman
In charge of the affair is Milton
Brannan, who stated that he is
confident that a capacity crowd
will be present. “We’re doing this
up right,” Brannan said, “and all
the planes will be interesting even
if the death defying aerial stunts
Included on the program are
formation flights, ribbon cutting,
loops, spins, snap rolls, spot land
ings, and other special acts.
Jack Potter, State College stu
dent and well-known Raleigh pi
lot, will be present to defend his
19-second ribbon-cutting record
set last year. This record was not
broken at the recent Raleigh air
show when the low time was 32
seconds for three cuts.
The airport was built as a com
munity service project sponsored
by J. G. Bunn, Milton Brannan,
Graham Bunn, and Phillip Bunn.
Seven privately-owned airplanes
make the airport their home.
Zebulon Tops Wendell
Twice in League Play
Zebulon swept a two-game ser
ies from Wendell last weekend,
climaxing the Tri-County League
play by pounding out 19 hits in
Sunday afternoon’s encounter to
win, 14-10. Saturday’s game was
won by a 6-4 score.
Harris vfcith 3 for 5 and Hooey
with 2 for 3 led Zebulon at the
bat in Saturday’s game. Pulley
was the winning pitcher.
Timberlake had a perfect day
Sunday with two triples and two
singles. Dinsmore with 3 for 5
and Lee with 2 for 3 helped at the
plate. Lee was the winning pitch
er, although he was relieved in
the fourth by Gregus.
Saturday’s Game— r h
Zebulon .... 030 012 000 6 13
Wendell .... 012 00C 010 4 11
Sunday’s Game— r h
Wendell .... 320 302 000 lO 11
Zebulon .... 701 023 lox l4 19