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They Can't Buy This One!
Mr. John I. Barnes, who served as manager of R. Mayne
Albright’s state headquarters prior to the first primary, struck
a telling blow at machine rule in North Carolina when he began
work as assistant manager of Kerr Scott’s campaign for the
governorship. Indicative of the attitude of the many people
who voted for Mr. Albright in the first primary is a statement
made by Barnes after taking a position in support of Scott.
“I believe," he declared, "that this year the people of North
will decide who will be our governor. We are tired of machine
rule, and we are going to do something about it.”
Indicative of the attitude of others is the statement made
by a Johnson supporter to this writer following Mr. Barnes’
announcement of his personal support of Scott: “We are not
worried about any of the Albright people voting for Scott,
because we can still buy the election in the West.”
The statement was made in jest, but it is still not a pretty
statement for a man to make under any conditions. Certainly
few residents of western North Carolina would agree.
Since we believe that Mr. Kerr Scott will be the next govern
or of North Carolina, we certainly do not believe that anyone has
enough money to buy the gubernatorial election this year.
A Word to the Wise
An election should be a time of expression of opinion by
means of secret ballot, frefr from coercion or penalty. Unfor
tunately overzealous campaign workers often nullify the good
work of registrars and election judges, and an abrupt calling
down is necessary for a final vote indicative of the opinion of a
majority of the people.
We believe that the majority of the people who voted for
each of the six gubernatorial candidates last Saturday have an
honest desire to see the best man elected, regardless of their
personal preferences. We hope and believe that they frown on
illegal action, whether it be taken in behalf of their own candi
date or another.
Individual efforts in any election campaign, however, of
ten are made in ignorance of the specific details of the law,
and with no thought of the penalties provided for a particular
action, which may be undertaken in all good faith but none
theless is classed as illegal by the State of North Carolina.
Hence every worker and every citizen should be familiar with
most if not all of our general statutes pertaining to elections.
A little care exercised on May 29, for example, would have kept
several campaign workers free from personal liability resulting
from mistaken action. We ask them to take note of the follow
ing facts from the North Carolina General Statutes:
No one is allowed within the voting hall while the polls
are open except election officials, voters in the act of voting,
persons aiding voters entitled to be helped, peace officers en
gaged in keeping the peace, and watchers and challengers in
the act of challenging. When not actually engaged in pre
venting disorders, peace officers must stay ten feet from
the entrance, unless requested by the registrar or judges to
enter the hall. (G. S. 163-165, -166, -170, and -182.)
Any voter, whether disabled or not, is entitled to have a
"near” relative go into the voting booth with him and get what
ever help he wants from that relative. The statute defines a near
relative as a husband, wife, brother, sister, parent, child, grand
parent or grandchild.
Physically disabled voters who cannot go to the booth Jo
mark ballots alone, and illiterate voters (if registered under
the Grandfather Clause) are entitled to help after stating
their incapacities to the registrar. If no near relative is avail
able, any other voter of the precinct who has not given aid to
another voter may be called upon. Each person assisting in
the latter circumstance may mark a ballot for only one per
son, except the election officials and near relatives. (G. S.
Election day—no person may loiter within 50 feet of the poll
ing place, and no political banner may be displayed in or near
the polling place. (G. S. 163-165.)
Observance of these few simple rules will make the tasks of
Mrs. Gill, Mr. Culpepper, and Mr. Puryear far easier on June 26
—and will still leave plenty of room in the precinct for cam
paigning and electioneering.
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The Zebulon Record
i 1
1 Ferd Davis Editor
! Barrie Davis Publisher
Entered as second class matter June 26, 1925, at the post office
at Zebulon, North Carolina, under the act of March 3, 1879.
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The Zebulon Record
This, That and the Other
By Mrs. Theo. B. Davis
All through the war years I
measured, calculated, skimped
and saved, and did not once get
out of sugar. Os course we had
few desserts, but we never failed
to have sugar on hand. Yet one
day last week when I went to
set the table for breakfast there
was not enough sugar in the house
to use on cereal. That shows how
careless one can become when
things are easy; and I was really
For years I thought tolerance
meant patience, or a sort of broad
minded sympathy; freedom from
a critical attitude. And that was
partly right. But I’ve learned an
other definition for tolerance
through hearing sons and grand
sons discuss machinery. In work
that requires precision all parts
of a machine should fit together
perfectly. The degree to which
they will work together, though
not perfectly matched, is called
tolerance. And, while a certain
amount of tolerance is much to
be desired, too much of it mean?
that the machine will not work.
I keep thinking about how that
definition agrees with the other.
Too much tolerance of too many
beliefs and ideas means that noth
ing much gets done.
If I had never seen the Colum
bia River, I would not feel nearly
By Carl E. Bjork
Sinister forebodings of an un
certain future alive with the sor
rows multiplied in war have been
issuing forth from the land of
Palestine, now the recognized
State of Israel.
There Arab and Jewish citizens,
plus their allies, have been at
strife for several years, and more
intensely so in the last few weeks.
All of this trouble returns to the
family scene of centuries long
gone when Abraham expelled
Ishmael, the father of the modern
Arab from his home, and selected
Isaac as the child of his inherit
ance. All of this trouble could
have been avoideed if Abraham
had been more wise, Sarah more
patient, and Haggai less revenge
ful. Out of this family quarrel has
grown modern Mohammedanism.
The historic Jewish claim to the
land is based upon history as re
corded in The Bible. Therein is the
deed as given to Abram, and pre
served through the centuries. But
the Arab will not own Isaac as the
rightful heir, and they claim Ish
mael as the true son of Abram
since Ishmael was his first son.
The Scripture pronounces Isaac
as the child of promise, and religi
ous Jewry are as zealous to their
Old Testament, as the Arab is to
his priority in Ishmaels birth.
This is the crux of the whole
Palestine problem. Oil ports, com
munism, homes, etc. are all sec
In matters involving economic
and racial antagoisms, many ut
terly disregard the religious ele
ments. But they cannot be disre
garded; they intend to be noticed;
they will have to be noticed to
settle Palestine’s turmoil.
Beside all this the Christian is
interested in much that the New
Testament has to say about the
Jews. Placing the two sections of
The Bible together, the Christian
believes that he has a more full
answer to the Palestine problem.
j so much concern over its flooding
i such great sections of the North
west. But the Columbia means
business whenever and wherever
■ it starts and I keep remembering
j its powerful rush and sweep, and
| with it have a sense of horror for
the destruction of the town of
Vanport, Oregon.
Reading that the radio station
at Wenatchee, Washington, is sup
ported now by something like
! stilts that hold it above the river
brings the realization that the
floods reach into the section where
I spent most of the winter and I
stay anxious about people and
things there. Too, the Kootenai
River has washed away many sec
tions of the Great Northern rail
road; and I recall how that river
is in sight of the tracks for miles
and miles and grow more uneasy.
There’s nothing like taking on
a really big anxiety to help make
petty trials look small.
When, last Saturday, I told
Raymond Pippin my family re
union is to be held at my home
this year he said it was certainly
a concession for that many Vir
ginians to travel to another state
to reunite. It will be the first
time they have done this, and I
deeply appreciate their going to
so much extra trouble. But, since
my husband is partially crippled,
the others will be doing the journ
eying this time.
Bjork s Tips
I was asked to speak on this
subject of Palestine when it be
came more noticeable. As I recall
it, I was supply pastor at Southern
Pines Baptist Church at the time,
and the men of the community
rhet at some spacious garden for a
fish fry first, and the lecture later.
I used Luke 21, a portion of
Jesus’s sermon of things in the
latter days before His return, for
my base. I broke the message
down to four main parts, thus:
(1). The Jews were to be dispers
ed. “for there shall be great dis
tress in the land, and wrath upon
this (Jews) people. And they shall
fall by the edge of the sword, and
shall be led away captive into all
nations.” THIS OCCURRED. (2)
The Jews were to be degraded,
“and Jerusalem shall be trodden
down of the Gentiles until the
times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.”
The Jews were to be in distress,
“and upon the earth distress of
By Ruth Current
Some of the “picking up” jobs
around the house are difficult, ev
en dangerous if done by hand. Be
cause bumsand cuts are some
of the most frequent home acci
dents suffered by women, more
care should be taken with hot and
sharp articles. For safer and eas
ier pick-ups, home management
specialists suggest:
TONGS to pick up hot articles
at the stove, outdoor fireplace or
sink. Use tongs to lift jars from
hot water in canning, large vege
tables from cooking water, baked
potatoes from the oven, hot grates
or lids from the fire, silverware
from hot rinse water.
MAGNETS to pick up pins and
needles in home dressmaking.
Farm Home Hints
Friday, June 4, 1948
The date is Father’s Day, June
20, and already I am excited.
When our evening paper came
one day this week there were on
the front page headlines telling of
a wreck. There was also a picture
of the wreck. It looked dreadful
—so bad, in fact, I couldn’t tell
a thing about it. After a shudder
or two I went on to another col
umn. Later my son, Barrie, came
home and picked up the paper.
Glancing at the horrible picture
he said, “They got that one upside
down.” When turned rightside
up it was clear and not nearly so
bad as my imagination had made
it. And I felt too silly for words.
Some weeks ago I saw a neph
ew who lives in Arkansas. He
asked me if I had used any of his
cannery products, saying that the
Zebulon Supply Company handles
them. Again carelessness in not
ing the manufacturer’s name kept
me from knowing what to say.
But the next time I bought peas
in a can I took care to see where
they came from. And there was
the name: Thomas and Drake Can.
neries, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Good peas, too.
With many others I had hoped
last Saturday would mean an end
to political campaigning for a
while. Instead, we have to live
through four more weeks of it—
at least, I hope we live.
nations, with perplexity.” The
Jews are in those nations, having
been dispersed there. National and
international situations promote
this world distress. THIS IS NOW
EVIDENT. (4) The Jews will be
delivered, “and when these tthings
begin to come to pass, then look
up, and lift up your heads; for
your redemption draweth nigh.”
The “your” means Jews. The re
demption is “l ie Son of man
(Jesus) coming in a cloud with
power and great glory.” THIS IS
The conclusion of this message,
which was based upon history and
prophecy, was that the acceptance
of the Son of Man NOW by the
warring factions in Palestine
would cause a more suitable men
tal state, common ground, and
hopeful attitude for all. The fail
ure to do so NOW would prolong
the tension until Christ returned
and blessed ONLY the Jews who
receive him as Saviour and Lord.
DAMP COTTON to pick up fine
particles of broken glass.
Eating betweens meals is not al
ways a bad habbit. Nutritionists
say it depends on the food, the
time, and the person who does the
eating. Between-meal snacks may
be used to supplement meals and
to help provide an adequate diet
and keep energy up.
Growing children, active work
ers and underweights often need
more food than they can take
comfortably at a meal. For them a
iight fill-in at a mid-point be
tween meals protect against wear
iness and getting too hungry
that they do better by eating fre
before meals. Some people find
quently and lightly rather than by
holding to three square meals

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