North Carolina Newspapers

Volume XXV.
77ie driver of this truck lost control of it because its brakes t cere
defective. It ran up on the sidewalk and plotted through the side of
a house, killing ttco persons. In addition to the terrible toll of motor
vehicle deaths and injuries last year — 33.soo killed, 1,150,000 injured
—the total economic tcasle amounted to almost ttco billion dollars.
Brakes, tires, lights, tcindshield wipers and other safety features
should be periodically checked as a safeguard against accidents. A
recent nationwide testing program disclosed mechanical defects in i
one out of every three cars examined.
Carolina Herb Industry Topic
Os Discussion at Rotary Club
“North Carolina can easily be
called ‘Nature’s Medicine Chest’
because it is the most important
source of native crude botanical
drugs on the continent,” stated
Haywood Jones, Zebulon Drug Co.
pharmicist, at the meeting of the
Dr. George Griffin Is
Named as Professor
Dr. George J. Griffin, pastor of
the Zebulon Baptist Church from
1938 to 1946, has been elected a
professor of religion at Wake For
est College by the school's board
of trustees.
Dr. Griffin, who has completed
his work and thesis for the doctor
of philosophy degree at the Uni
versity of Edinburg, will receive
his doctorate in absentia from the
Scotch instituion in July. He re
signed the local pastorate in 1946
to take advanced work in Edin
burgh, and was accompanied by
Mrs. Griffin who also studied at
the university.
The former pastor will teach at
the Wake Forest College summer
school this year, and is a member
of the School of Religion. Before
coming to Zebulon, he had studied
at Wake Forest College, the South
ern Baptist Theological Seminary,
and the Yale University School of
Dr. and Tlrs. Griffin returned
from Edinburgh in May, and after
spending a few days at their homes
in Pittsboro and Rockingham, vis
ited friends in Zebulon.
Dr. Griffin is a former president
of the Zebulon Rotary Club.
Hold Barbecue Supper
Approximately thirty alupini
and friends of Wake Forest College
in this community attended a bar
becue supper at the Zebulon Wom
an’s Club last Wednesday night,
and heard a discussion of plans for
a greater Baptist college at Win
Mr. Eugene Olive, former chap
lain of Wake Forest College and
now alumni secretary of the north
Wake County school, gave a talk
on enlargement campaign plans,
using a series of color-film slides
Number *l4.
Rotary Club Friday night. “More
than 1,200 different varieties are
found growing in this state,” he
S. B. Penich and Co., the world’s
largest dealer in botanical drugs,
had its start in North Carolina at
Marion, he said, and Penich has
the world's largest drug collection
depot in Asheville.
Haywood illustrated the latter
part of his talk with color slides
showing 19 of the various plants
grown in North Carolina from
which drugs are derived. Among
the plants pictured were the com
mon dandelion plant, which has
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Funeral Services Held
For W. Horace Phelps
Funeral services for W. Horace
Phelps, 47, of Raleigh, Route 5,
who died last Saturday, were held
at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon from
the Yelverton Funeral Home Cha
pel in Raleigh. Dr. F Orion Mixon,
patsor of the Tabernacle Baptist
Church of Raleigh, conducted the
services with the assistance of Rev.
A. D. Parrish of Zebulon.
Pallbearers were Jack Poole,
Jimmie Poole, N. W. Woodruff and
Myron Phillips. Burial was in the
Social Plains Church Cemetery
near Zebulon.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs.
J. A. Phelps of Raleigh; a brother,
N. S. Phelps of Zebulon; four sis
ters, Mrs. B. T. Poole of Raleigh,
and Mrs. W. C. Woodward, Mrs.
W. C. Snipes, and Mrs. Alyne
Wood, all of Burlington.
to illustrate the lecture.
Attending the meeting were Rev.
and Mrs. Carlton Mitchell, Mr.
and Mrs. Vester Brantley, Dr. and
Mrs. L. M. Massey, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Pat
Farmer, Rev. R. H. Herring, Rev.
Theo. B. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Ferd
Davis, Mrs. M. L. Massey, Mrs.
William Bunn, Rev. John McCrim
mon, Mr. Needham Pitts, Mr. Ed
Ellington, Mr. Willie B. Hopkins,
Mr .and Mrs. Ralph Talton, and
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bees
Zebulon, N. C., Friday, June 25, 1948
in County
Local Vacation Bible
School to Hold 1948
Closing Tonight at 8
Commencement exercises for
the Vacation Bible School of the
Zebulon Baptist Church will be
obser\ eel this evening at eight
o'clock. The school has been in
session during the j3ast two weeks
with a total enrollment of over
two hundred.
Departmental exercises, anti
phonal scripture recitation and an
anthem by Juniors and Intermed
iates, a dramatic interpretatioi of
the story of Esther presented by
Intermediates, and the presenta
tion of attendance awards will
feature the Commencement pro
Officers and teachers of the
school were: Nursery, Mrs. K. P.
Leonard, Superintendent, Mrs A.
I. Murphey • Beginners, Mrs. W. L.
Greene, Superintendent, Mrs.
Hardin Hinton, Mrs. Graham
Fowler, Mrs. Eugene Bailey; Pri
mary, Mrs. Carlton Mitchell, Su
perintendent, Mrs. Robert Ed.
Horton, Mrs. Thurman Murray,
Miss Brooks Pearce, Miss Marie
Corbett; Juniors, Mrs. F. E. Bunn,
Superintendent, Mrs. J. W. Gill, j
Mrs. M. T. Debnam, Miss Lillian
Talton, Billy Bunn, Bill Brantley; |
Intermediates. Mrs. Elwood Perry,;
Superintendent, Mar. A. C. Daw
son, Rev. R. H. Herring, Rev. Carl
ton Mitchell served as Principal.
Music was under the direction
of Mrs. Frank Kemp and Mrs.
Rodney McNabb. Miss Carolyn j
Massey served as school photo-!
grapher. Refreshments were pro
vided by circles of the W. M. U.,
the Fidelis and Y. W. W. Sunday
school classes, Mr. Worth Hinton
and the school were treated to a j
weiner roast at Pullen Park by
Thurman Murray and Francis
Wakefield DVBS Has
Its Commencement
Last Friday Night
The commencement of the Va
cation Bible School of Wakefield
Baptist Church was held on Sun- j
day night, June 20. The evening
service consisted of the regular
worship service which was used
during the school, songs and Bible
verses and stories given by each
department, and the awarding cf
attendance certificates.
The enrollment for the two
weeks was 77, including the pu
pils and faculty. The average at
tendance was 63.6. The offering
which was taken each day
amounted to $12.90. Refreshments
were served each day by the.ladies
of the church.
The following persons taught
the classes and had charge of
their respective groups on Ine
commencement program:
Beginners: Mrs. L. D. Bunn, Mrs.
Russell Williams, Misses Mary Al
ice Jones and Frances Phillips. i
Primary: Mrs. L. A. Baker, Mrs. i
Elbert Rhodes, Mrs. Edison Wood, i
Mrs. William Thornton. •,
Junior: Mrs. Harold Pippin, Mrs. ]
Eugene Mamgum, Miss Hilda Bak- ’
Intermediate: Mrs. Clifton Pip- i
pin, John H. McCrimmon. ]
The music was directed by Mrs. i
Harold Pippin. ]
Chest Group Meets
Executives' Session
HD? M ' R* r
Revival at Zebulon
Baptist Church to Be
Held June 27-July 4
Revival services will begin at
the Zebulon Baptist Church Sun-
J day evening June 27 with Dr. J.
Glen Blackburn, pastor of the
Wake Forest Baptist Church and
Chaplain of Wake Forest College,
jas guest minister. Services will
; continue each evening at eight
: o’clock through the week.
Special music will be provided
each evening by both the Adult
Choir and the Youth Choir. Music
! will be under the direction of Pro
fessor Claude Cook of Wake For
est College, Mrs. Rodney McNabb
and Mrs. Frank Kemp.
Di. Blackburn is a native of
; North Carolina. He was educated
at Wake Forest College and the
Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary, earning his doctorate
! from the latter institution. He
served as pastor of the First Bap
tist Church of Lumberton, North
Carolina for seven years before
assuming his duties at Wake For
est on January 1 of this year.
Miss Jewel Hood Is
Raleigh J-C Finalist
Miss Jewel Hood, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Hood of Zeb
ulon, is one of eight finalists who
will compete Friday night at eight
o’clock in the Memorial Auditori
um for the title of “Miss Raleigh.”
The Raleigh Chamber of Com
merce has extended a special invi
tation to residents of +he Zebulon
Community to attend the event
Friday night.
Takes Hospital Course
Rev. Gilmer Parrish, pastor of
the “W. R. Cullom Field” of
churches near Warrenton is one
of the ten participants in the fourth
Clinical Pastoral Training Course
at the North Carolina Baptist Hos
pital in Winston-Salem for ten
weeks during the summer.
This clinical program of train
ing is offered by the Baptist Hos
pital’s department of religion and
in conjunction with the Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary in
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
Recreation Is Chief
Topic of Discussion
At Chest Conference
A discussion of the need for ad
ditional recreational facilities in
Wake County communities was
held at a meeting of the education
and recreation division of the
Community Council, an agency of
the Wake County Community
Chest, last week at the Chest of
fice in Raleigh.
W. P. McPherson, chairman of
the division, extended invitations
to all county communities to send
representatives to the meeting to
discuss their present recreation
programs in regard to facilities,
needs and finances. Representa
tives from Fuquay-Varina, Wake
Forest, Garner and Holly Springs
spoke on what was being done and
what should be done toward rec
reation in their communities.
Ralph Andrews, Raleigh com
missioner of recreation, described
the programs in Cary, Wendell,
Apex, Rolesville and Caraleigh. He
stated that a proposed budget of
$43,000 had once been worked out
for a total county program and also
that a possible plan might be
worked out whereby the Wake
County government would pay for
the entire program with local
communities contributing funds
where they saw fit. He further
stated that under present state
laws, tax money could not be used
for recreation and that funds usu
ally came from water, licenses and
Members present at the meeting
decided that a survey cf needs, in
terests and facilities should be
made. It was voted that a tenative
survey plan should be drawn up
and presented at the July meeting
of this division of the Council.
Benefit Baseball Game
Planned Wednesday
Zebulon will play Mitchell’s
Store in a baseball game June 30
on the Wakelon diamond, Mrs.
Elwood Perry announced yester
day. She stated that the proceeds
realized from the contest would
go to the Overseas Relief Crusade
for Children, which is being spon
sored in Zebulon by the Junior
Woman’s Club.
Both the teams which will play
next Wednesday afternoon at ?.00
are in the first division of the fast
Tri-County League.
This game is the opening gun for
the Jr. Woman’s Club drive, Mrs.
Perry said, and advance tickets
will be sold over Zebulon during
the three days preceding the con
Louisville, Kentucky. The classes
are designed to familiarize minis
ters with the problems encountered
in visiting the sick and in daily
contact with members of their
A two-hour seminar, based on
the case history method of study,
is held at the hospital each morn
ing. In the afternoons, students
put into practical application the
studies they have made by visiting
patients in rooms and wards.

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