North Carolina Newspapers

Zebulon Record Editor Named
As Carolina 'Editor-of-Week'
Ferd Davis, editor of The Zebulon Record, was honored by
Radio Station WNAO of Raleigh last Sunday, when he was inter
viewed on the “Tar Heel Editors Speak” program as North Caro
lina’s editor of the week. Davis was introduced and interviewed
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Pictured is Miss Judy Robert
son, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Z.
J. Robertson of Zebulon. Miss
Robertson, who graduated from
Wakelon High School last May,
has been an honor student since
enrolling at Virginia Intermont
College at Bristol, Virginia, last
Revival Service Set
At Zebulon Methodist
Church Next Week
The Zebulon Methodist Church
will conduct a week of revival
services next week, beginning on
Sunday morning and continuing
through Friday evening. The
services will begin each evening
at 8:00.
The Methodists report a growing
interest in the activities of the
church and look forward to this
week of special services as a means
of broadening the influence of the
church in the community as well
as a time in which the spiritual
vitality of the membership will
be increased.
The Rev. O. K. Ingram of Er
win, an outstanding preacher of
the North Carolina Methodist
Conference, has been invited to
bring the mesages during the
week, according to the Rev. Paul
Carruth, local Methodist pastor.
Mr. Ingram, a native of Birm
ingham, Ala., received his B. A.
degree from Duke University. He
is known in Methodist circles for
his excellent work as a pastor as
well as for his ability as a preach
The public is invited.
John H. Ihrie Made Loss Adjuster
For Southeastern Office of FCIC
John Houghton Ihrie, Jr., prom
inent Zebulon farmer and vice
chairman of the local AAA com
mittee for the past three years', has
been selected by the Federal Crop
Insurance Corporation as local ad
juster for its southeastern branch.
Ihrie’s selection came at a meet
ing of directors of the organization
in Raleigh last week, and was
made on basis of merit, the Zebu
lon farmer having sold more crop
insurance than any other agent of
the corporation in Wake County.
He will serve as adjuster in Wake,
Wilson, Pitt, Vance, and the five
other counties participating in the
by Elmer Oettinger, program di
-1 rector of WNAO and producer of
the editorial comment show, which
iis heard each Sunday afternoon
from 4:00 to 4:30. The interview
followed reading of selected edit
orials from newspapers through
out the state.
The local man, who is the first
Wake Couitty editor to be honor
ed by an appearance on the pro
gram, gave a brief discussion of
activities of The Zebulon Record
and Theo. Davis Sons, in addition
to details of his own publishing
experience. He concluded his
part on the radio hour by paying
tribute to his mother, Mrs. Theo.
B. Davis, and reading a recent ex
cerpt from her column, “This
That, and the Other,” which she
has written for The Zebulon Rec
ord and other newspapers for the
past sixteen years.
Highlighted on the program
was the college work of Davis, in
cluding his editorship of Old Gold
and Black, his editorship of the
North Carolina Highway and Con
struction Journal in 1941 and 1942,
his war record, his publication of
a book, “History of the Fifth Bomb
Group,” his Legion activities, and
his chairmanship of the Books for
Europe campaign.
Oettinger, the producer of the
program, has been associated with
Station WNAO since its organiza
tional days. Prior to becoming'
program director for the Raleigh
station, he was associated with
WGTM, Wilson, and the Tobacco
On Destroyer Visit
William N. Williamson, seaman
apprentice, USN, of Route 1 .Zebu
lon N. C., is serving aboard the
destroyer USS Rich, which has
visited the fabulous river city of
New Orleans, La., for a four-day
break in operational training. His
ship was part of the largest force
of combatant ships to enter this
port since Admiral Farragut
stormed it during the War be
tween the States.
Singing Convention
Ye Old Time Gospel Vocal Un
ion, annual singing convention of
this section of North Carolina, will
be held at Central Baptist Church
on the Poole Road between Wen
dell and Lake Myra next Sunday,
May 30. The program will begin
at 3 o’clock. The public is invited.
federal project.
Julian Mann, state director of
the FCIC, in announcing Mr.
Ihrie’s appointment, stated:
“We are very happy to have Mr.
Ihrie accept a position as adjuster
with the southeastern branch of
the FCIC. He is well qualified for
the position, and will do us a lot
of good in the field of public rela
tions as well as loss adjustment.”
Ihrie has been runner-up to AA
A Chairman Robert Ed Horton in
the last three AAA committee
elections, being led by 1 vote, 3
votes, and 2 votes in the last three
Zebulon, N. C., Friday, May 28, 1948
Pictured are members of the Wakelon Senior Class who toured Washington, D. C., the weekend of
May 8. They reported a wonderful time with no casualties, except for minor troubles with the bus
enroute home. They are: first row, left to right Lindberg Ray, Edward Finch, Kenneth Hopkins,
Ben Massey, Toby Brantley, Bobby Pace, Vernon King, S. G. Flowers, R. P. Pearce, Jr., James Debnam;
Second row, kneeling: Minda Pearce, Nina Belle Horton, Inez Hodge, Virginia Bobbitt, Frances Phil
lips, Marguerite Duke; third row, standing: Bob Vance Brown, Aaron Johnson, Eupearl Cunningham,
Betty Lou Blackley, Marie Corbett, Genavee Ellington, Miss Grace Franck, Elvera Raybon, Hilda Baker,
Rochelle Deans, Lillie Ferrell, Hilliard Greene. Not pictured, Mr. Ed Ellington.
J. L. Memory to Make Address
At Local Commencement Tonight
Annual Barbecue
Planned Next Month
By Commerce Group
The end of this month marks the
completion of the first year of
work for the Zebulon Chamber of
Commerce, President C. V. Whit
ley announced yesterday. A review
of the work of the Chamber dur
ing the past year will be given at
a supper meeting in June, at which
time officers for the year 1948-
49 will be named. Two directors
and a president will be elected at
that time.
President Whitley expressed
himself as satisfied that the Zeb
ulon Chamber of Commerce had
done well during the past year,
working with volunteer unpaid
workers and under difficulties.
The annual membership meet
ing will take place June 18, and a
barbecue supper is planned for the
membership preceding the busi
ness session. The sixty-five mem
bers of the Chamber of Commerce
are urged to be present.
One week before the annual
meeting a mail primary will be
Four members will be nominat
ed to be voted on the night of the
meeting to name candidates for
the two positions of Director. The
terms of Howard Beck and Ralph
Talton expire this month, and two
other directors will be elected to
serve terms of three years each.
The new president will be nomin
ated and elected the night of the
Dr. Flowers Speaks
Dr. Charles E. Flowers, Jr., was
guest speaker of the Nashville
Book and Bridge Club Friday eve
ning. He gave an interesting re
sume of his views and impressions
of places visited in Europe while
stationed in Germany. He was
introduced by Mrs. V. C. Powers,
his hostess.
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Brandon Hodges of Asheville,
generally regarded as the leading
candidate for State Treasurer. Mr.
Hodges is a former state senator
from Buncombe County.
J. P. Arnold, War Veteran, Finds
Himself in Sawmilling Business
J. P. Arnold of Zebulon, a veter
an of Air Corps service during
World War 11, never thought that
he would be in the lumber busi
ness during his days of duty in Ni
geria on the Gold Coast of Africa,
but sawmilling is his bread and
meat these days
Arnold, who last year was a
veteran farm trainee at Wakelon
School, attended the annual Farm
Week at N. C. State College last
year together with C. I. Harris, a
graduate student at State College
who was serving as a local in
structor in the veterans program.
They saw the portable sawmill
Thirty Students Set
For Final Exercises
At Wakelon School
Thirty Wakelon students will
become graduates tonight, when
Principal Fred Smith presents
them with their diplomas, follow
ing the commencement address by
Professor Jasper Memory of Wake
Forest College.
The graduation exercises, which
begin at 8:00 p. m., will include
presentation of awards by the loc
al school board chairman, and voc
al selections. The complete pro
gram for tonight follows:
Processional, “War March of the
Priest;” Hymn, “Battle Hymn of
the Republic;” Invocation, Rev.
Carlton Mitchell; “Ave Maria’*,
by chorus, Helen Wall, soloist; in
troduction of speaker, Ferd Davis;
address, J. L. Memory; presenta
tion of awards, Wallace G. Temple;
presentation of diplomas, Fred
Smith; benediction, Rev. Paul Car
ruth; recessional, “Marche Pontifi
Mrs. Frank Kemp has directed
all commencement music, and
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| demonstration given by a Jackson,
! Michigan machine, and decided
then and there that they would be
They purchased one of the units,
and have since been engaged in
custom sawing in Nash, Wilson,
Edgecombe, and Vance Counties,
using their Lumber Harvester to
accomodate countless farmers who
have as much as 3,000 board feet
of timber to be sawed.
Arnold married Miss Virginia
Dare Clark, and they have one
daughter, Sue, who is two years
old. Harris is from Elizabeth City,
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