North Carolina Newspapers

Volum e XXV. Number 13.
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Durham, Zebulon Editors Hit
Machine Rule in Broadcast
Dr. Sylvester Green, editor of
The Durham Herald, and Ferd
Davis, editor of The Zebulon Rec
ord, were the principal speakers in
a 15-minute radio broadcast on
behalf of Kerr Scott Wednesday
night over a North Carolina net
work of 26 stations.
Dr. Green, a noted Baptist min
ister and former president of Cok
er College, had an editorial criti
cizing Rivers Johnson and the
general conduct of the Charles M.
Johnson campaign read on the
broadcast. He emphasized the fact
that the campaign has now resolv
ed itself into a struggle between
the people and the machine.
The local editor gave the facts
about Kerr Scott as opposed to
the charges made in the Rivers
Mrs. Eva Corriher
Is Buried at Landis
Mrs. Eva Sigmon Corriher, 69,
died at 11 a. m. Wednesday sud
denly at her home on China Grove,
Route 1. She was the wife of
M. L. Corriher.
Surviving in addition to the hus
band are three daughters, Mrs Joe
Tippett of Zebulon, Mrs. Carey
Bostian of Raleigh, and Elnora
Corriher of the home; two sons,
Norman W. and Karl B. Corriher,
both of China Grove, Route 1; one
brother and 10 grandcildren.
Funeral services were held on
Thursday at 4 p. m. from the Mt.
Zion Lutheran Church, conducted
by the Rev. Harold A. Meyers. In
terment was in Greenlawn ceme
Vacation Bible School
The Hopkins Chapel Bible
School will be held at Hopkins
Chapel from June 21 throught
June 26. It will begin each day at
10 a.m. and will last for two hours.
Classes will be held for all child
ren above three years end an adult
class will also be conducted.
Parents are reminded that they
do not need to dress their children
for Bible School since “any clean
dress will do.” If the small child
ren are brought or sent to the
school barefooted they will be
Johnson speech of June 8. He de
clared that Rivers Johnson had
made no investigation of the facts
before delivering his talk in favor
of the candidacy of the State
The text of the Davis broadcast
Recent radio addresses from the
Johnson Headquarters indicate
that the machine has decided that
it cannot defeat Kerr Scot* on the
basis of facts; instead it is resort
ing to mud slinging and issue
dodging. Last Thursday the News
and Observer remarked:
“Candidate Johnson’s decision
to depart from the first primary
style of campaigning apparently
has been recent. Certainly it has
occurred since May 30, the day
after the first primary, for on that
day he issued the following state
ment: ‘I contend that the people
of North Carolina are more in
terested in good government than
mud slinging. In my opinion the
vote recorded last Saturday proves
my position’.”
The Raleigh Times characterized
the Johnson hodgepodge of oratory
and invective as an attempt to
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Barbecue for Sale
Due to the small attendance at
the Chamber of Commerce meet
ing Tuesday night, there is a quan
tity of barbecue left which is be
ing offered for sale at City Market
for $1.25 per pound. This is ex
ceptionally delicious pork bar
more comfortable, which will help
them to learn more.
For those parents who cannot
bring their children to the church,
cars will be available for transpor
tation at the following places:
Austin Perry’s store, W. A. Perry’s
store, G. B. Doyle’s store, Petty
grew Gay’s store, Duke’s cotton
gin, Lonnie William’s home, and
Hopkins X Roads. The cars will
leave for the church at 9:45 in the
—Mrs Iris Pearce
Zebulon, N. C M Friday, June IS, 1948
Chamber of Commerce Chooses
Talton as Its '47-48 President
0. B. Spivey Buried
Here Last Friday;
Was Wendell Native
Funeral Services were held on
Friday afternoon in Zebulon for
Oden Budd Spivey, 58 who died
early Thursday morning in Rex
hospital after a short illness.
A former Wendell Resident for
many years, Mr. Spivey moved
from Wendell four years ago to
Norfolk, Va. and returned to Zeb
ulon a few months ago to associ
ate with the Home Builders
Corporation rere.
Funeral Services were conduct
ed by the Reverend Paul Carruth,
Methodist pastor, in the Whitley
Funeral Chapel in Zebulon at 2
o’clock Friday afternoon. Inter
ment was in the Zebulon Ceme
Surviving the deceased are his
wife, the former. Julia Ann Tryon
Fields; four daughters, Mrs. Jos
eph Grenough of South Norfolk.
Va, Mrs. Lynn Miller and Mary
Spivey of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Ern
est Sutton of Newport, R. I.; one
step daughter, Mrs. E. S. Jones of
Greenville, S. C.; two sons, Oden
Budd Spivey, Jr., Jimmy Wilson
Spivey of Norfolk, Va. one step
son, Charles W. Fields of Arling
ton, Va.; nine grandchildren and
one great-grandchild.
Rev. Carlton Mitchell
Local Rotary Speaker
Carlton Mitchell, pastor of the
Zebulon Baptist Church, appealed
for an emphasis on personal lead
ership of youth toward Christian
principles in an address debvered
to Zebulon Rotarians at their reg
ular weekly meeting last Friday
Mr. Mitchell told the Rotarians
that in our world today emphasis
is laid too much on institutions,
which are often expected to take
the place as parental. guidance.
Much good is accomplished, he de- j
dared, through the various re
ligious and civic groups, but true
spiritual growth will be accom
plished only through each indivi
dual’s acceptance of his responsi
bility for helping our youth.
The local minister made an es
pecially strong plea for under
standing on the part of adults in
general of the problems each child
faces, and stated that the power of
good example is beyond calcula
WSCS Has Meeting,
Postpones Course
The Woman’s Society of Christ
ian Service met at the Methodist
Church Monday afternoon, with
the president, Mrs. Ed Kitchings,
in charge of the program replac
ing Mrs. H. C. Wade, who was
sick and unable to attend.
Mrs. W. D. Finch and Mabel
Alford Richardson gave talks on
“The Church, Alcohol, and Public
The Mission Study Course,
“Great Prayers of the Bible,” will
be given by Mrs. Joe Tippet. The
book will be covered at two meet
ings. The first was scheduled at
the church Monday at 3:00, but
was cancelled because of the death
of Mrs. Tippet’s mother. Mrs. A. j
R. House is Mission Study leader. 1
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State Senator R. N. Simms, Jr.,
who has expressed deep apprecia
tion for the vote of confidence giv
en him in Little River Township
in the May 30 primary when he
was renominated.
Charlie Horton, 13,
Dies from Injuries
Suffered in Collision
Charlie Horton, 13-year-o!d son
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Horton of
Zebulon, Route 3, died yesterday
morning at Rex Hospital of injur
ies suffered in a collision of the
bicycle he was riding and a motor
cycle ridden by Luther Price and
Lawrence Braswell. The accident
took place Tuesday.
Funeral services will be held
this afternoon at 3:00 at Hopkins
Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Atkins
and Rev. Henry A. Morgan in
Surviving are the parents; one
sister, Nina Bell; and four broth
ers, Donald and Bobby Lee of the
home, John Lewis Horton of Zeb
ulon, Route 4, and B. C. Horton of
Boy Scouts Planning
Trip to Mountains
Troop 40, Boy Scouts of Ameri
ca, met Monday night during the
rain in the Scout Hut with a dozen
Scouts in attendance. Because of
the small number present, no bus
iness was transacted, although
plans for completion of the flag
pole holes were made.
The Scouts discussed a proposed
trip through the mountains in
August, which, if is made, will be
on three pick-up trucks. Only
highest ranking Scouts will be
considered prepared to make the
tour of western North Carolina.
Telephones and Fish
Robert Phillips was mighty
happy Tuesday afternoon when we
went down to get a haircut. He
had gotten up at 4:00 a. m. that
day to try his fisherman’s luck at
Lake Myra, and his efforts were
rewarded. He caught a 5-pound
bass with the aid of his rod and
Fred Pearce and Wayne Privette
did not have such good luck. They
caught 18 bream at Perry’s Pond
between five o’clock and dark
one afternoon recently, and decid-
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
Whitley, Privette Are
Named as Directors
Os Local Organization
Ralph Talton, manager of the
Zebulon branch of Carolina Pow
er & Light Company, was elected
president of the Zebulon Chamber
of Commerce for the coming year
at a membership meeting held on
Tuesday evening at the Masonic
Hall. C. V. Whitley, retiring pres
ident of the group, and Avon Priv
ett were elected to the Board of
Directors for terms of three years.
Talton was nominated by Ferd
Davis ; who cited the new 7 presi
dent’s work as a member of the
Board of Directors and as presi
dent of the Zebulon Rotary Club
during the past year.
Whitley and Privett, the new
directors, succeed Howard Beck
and Ralph Talton, who were elect
ed to the board last year for one
year terms.
President C. V. Whitley gave a
report on activities of the Chamber
of Commerce. He told of the help
given in having street markers
erected, the beef calf sale, the two
Poland China hog sales, and the
formation of the Home Builders
Corporation. Home Builders, he
stated, is a direct result of the
Chamber of Commerce, and he and
R. H. Bridgers, manager of the new
business, gave the Chamber of
Commerce full credit for its or
In the planning of the Zebulon
Chamber of Commerce, the establ
ishment of new businesses was
listed as the foremost goal of the
new group. Both President Whit
ley and Secretary Barrie Davis
termed the year’s work of the
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Hopkins Chapel Plans
Revival Next Week
Revival services will be held
at the Hopkins Chapel Baptist
Church beginning Sunday night,
June 20, and continuing through
Sunday mornig, June 27. accord
ing to Rev. Henry A. Morgan, pas
tor. The hour of meeting will be
eight o’clock.
The Rev. Baxter M. Walker of
Fayetteville will be the visiting
preacher. Mr. Walker is a grad
uate of Campbell and Wake Forest
Colleges, and is a successful pas
The Hopkins Chape] Church will
also conduct a vacation Bible
school during the week of June
21-25 from 10:00 a. m. to 12 noon
daily. Interested people of all
ages are invited to attend both the
preaching services and s he Bible
ed to spend the afternoon Wednes
day really doing a job up there.
Unfortunately the rain caught
them, and although they fished a
half day, they caught only five.
We used to fish quite a bit be
fore the war, mostly in the com
pany of the late Staley Denton.
Staley was a real fisherman, being
able to catch fish even in Little
River, which back in those days
was regularly seined. He used to
fish all over this country, but he
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