THE ZEBULON RECORD
Volume XXV. Number 17.
Chamber of Commerce Plans
Farmers Day During October
A Harvest Day for Zebulon, ten
tatively scheduled for October 1,
was discussed Tuesday night by
the Board of Directors of the Zeb-
Pictured is Fred Page, Jr., son
of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Page of Zeb
ulon, an honor graduate of 1948 at
the University of North Carolina.
He is now librarian at Guilford
Battleground near Greensboro.
Last Rites Are Held
For J. P. Bunn, 79,
Funeral services were held in
Battleboro Saturday afternoon for
James Pettigrew Bunn, 79, who
died at his home Friday morning
of a heart attack. Mr. Bunn, who
had been active in his business
despite declining health, was
stricken about 8:45 o’clock.
The Rev. Joseph O’Brien, rector
of St. John’s Episcopal Church,
had charge of the rites at 4:30
Saturday afternoon at the church,
assisted by the Rev. Gray Temple,
Episcopal minister of Rocky Mt.
Burial was in the Battleboro cem
Surviving, in addition to his
wife, are, one son, R. S. Bunn of
Elizabeth City; two daughters,
Mrs. Neill M. Smith of Dobson,
and Sarah Bunn, an Army nurse
attached Walter Reed Hospital at
Washington, D. C.; three brothers,
G. W. Bunn of Spring Hope, Ed
gar Bunn of Zebulon, and E. V.
Bunn of Henderson; four sisters.
Mrs. O. Cone of Boydton, Va., Mrs.
Leila Yarborough of Spring Hope,
Mrs. Blanche Balentine of Middle
sex and Mrs. Mary Outlaw of
Zebulon; and five granddaughters.
EULA NIXON GREENWOOD:
SCOOPEROO J. M. Brough
ton, Democratic nominee for the
U. S. Senate, has pulled another
fast one on the wise boys —a
“scoop”, the newspaper folks
would call it.
A few hours after W. Kerr Scott
had been nominated for Governor,
and while hundreds of people
throughout the State were saying,
“Look where R. Mayne Albright
would be now if he had thrown
his support to Mr. Scott,” Mr.
Broughton contacted Albright and
requested him to become his ad
This position now pays upwards
of SIO,OOO per year. Will Albright
accept it? Well, he hasn’t as this
column goes to press, but since his
ulon Chamber of Commerce.
Vaiden Whitley, Pat Farmer, and
Ferd Davis were appointed a
committee by President Ralph
Talton to work out preliminary
details of the Harvest Day and
present their report at a meeting
of the directors next Tuesday
The directors elected R. H.
Bridgers vice-president of the
Chamber of Commerce. Election of
a secretary was pos oned until the
next regular meeting of the Board
of Directors in August.
Bob Sawyer and Ralph Talton
reported on a survey they made
of business men concerning their
ideas of what the Chamber should
do in the coming year. They re
ported a general lack of know
ledge on the part of members as to
what the Chamber of Commerce
has accomplished during the past
The drive for members for the
year 1948-49 will begin next week
' as soon as plans for the Harvest
Day are worked out. Prizes will be
given free and entertaining acts
will be presented as features of
j the new event, which the Chamber
of Commerce hopes to make an
Present at the meeting were
President Ralph Talton, Directors
P. O. Farmer, Bob Sawyer, Ferd
Davis, R. H. Bridgers, and C. V.
Whitley, and Secretary Barrie
j Davis. Director Avon Privett was
| absent, having to be out of town.
Brother of Zebulon
Man Dies at Home
In New York State
Funeral services for James Mil
laid Kemp, 43, of Rochester, N.
Y., and Middlesex, were held at
Lee’s Chapel Church near Middle
sex Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’-
clock with the Rev. J. N. Stancil
in charge. Mr. Kemp died of a
heart attack in his home in Ro
chester. He was employed by the
State of New York.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Genevieve Barber Kemp of Ro
chester; three children, Jimmie,
Jr., Gary and Gail Kemp; three
children by a former marriage,
Clyde, Helen and Doris Kemp of
Middlesex; his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. O. Kemp; four brothers,
Leonard Kemp of Nashvile, J. V.
Kemp of Middlesex, Frank Kemp
of Zebulon, and Charles Kemp of
Middlesex; two sisters, Mrs. E. J.
Roberts of Wendell, and Mrs. E.
H. Liles Jr., of Burlington.
wife is a Washington, D. C., girl,
and since you could name on the
fingers of one hand the jobs with
the State that pay as much, the
chances are he will go with Sen
TWO SURPRISES The first
surprise is that J. M. Broughton
offered the position to Albright—
you would think there were at
least 100 bright young men closer
to the Broughton campaign—and
the second eyebrow lifter is that
Mayne Albright didn’t snap it up
the second it was offered ... or
The answer to the first is that
Broughton needs more strength
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Zebulon, N. C., Friday, July 16, 1948
THEY DID IT WITHHOUT A NET!
• 'Xy.C.' V ■'
The unhappy expressions thatt
Wade Privett, Jim Phillips, and
Eugene Privett are wearing in this
picture belie the way they actually
feel about this record catch. The
trio of local men went down to
Wake County Health Officer Gives
Advice in Local Fight on Paralysis
■ By Dr. A. C. Bulla
In a time like this when polio
myelitis is occurring in almost
every county of the State and in
some counties approaching the ep
idemic stage, all persons, especi
ally fathers and mothers and other
responsible householders, have
cause for fear, but not too much.
They have plenty to do—some
work and a great deal of thinking,
reasoning, and sensible action.
By work, I mean doing the
things about the home and in it to
make it a safe, comfortable place
in which to live, and it should be
made safe from within and from
without, free from hazardous con
ditions causing accidents, and
from possible infections causing
These infections are not limited
to poliomyelitis but include other
preventable diseases, such as ty
phoid fever, diphtheria, whooping
cough, tuberculosis, and many
others which attack individuals
too frequently, notwithstanding
the fact that we have had preven
tive measures for many of these
diseases for many years.
Yes, these things require some'
work, much thinking, reasoning,
and action. By this, I mean that
every father and mother and
householder has both a personal
and a community responsibility
which requires action based upon
More Big Ears
Ivots of Zebulon fplks
are doing things in a big
way this year, in addition
to Mr. Oliver Phillips, who
last week brought in an
ear of com with seven
smaller ears attached.
Wednesday Johnny Tant
of Zebulon, Rt. 2, brought
in another ear of com to
which seven smaller ears
were attached, and reports
of corn nearly as strange
have come in from all over
New Hanover County on a fishing
trip, and came back with more
fish than we could count. The ex
act location of their sortie is, to
quote Eugene, “a secret we’re
going back down there soon.”
the best information available in
regard to the control of all pre
ventable communicable diseases.
If we do this, we can prove to
ourselves, to our neighbors, and to
our community that we can think,
we can reason, and we can act in
an intelligent straightforward
manner that will pay dividends.
Poliomyelitis is definitely caus
ed by a specific virus just as cer
tain types of influenza are caused
by a specific virus. This has been
very definitely proven, and the ve
have been fairly well established.
It is, we think, a fact that polio-
J. H. Patton Takes
Home Builders Job
J. H. Patton of Raleigh is new
construction superintendent for
Home Builders Corporation of
Zebulon, R. H. Bridgers, manager
of the firm, announced this week.
He succeeds the late O. B. Spivey.
The new manager and his wife
are living in Raleigh until they
can find an apartment in Zebulon.
An ex-serviceman, he is thorough
ly exerienced in the building
SEEN AND HEARD:
He Got Vo Raise
The Zebulon Record has quali
fied as a sort ol' minor prophet,
what with its prediction of the
nomination of Scott and the
rain ol Tuesday afternoon and of
We own up to having expert ad
vice on these two matters. We
consulted the U. S. Weather Bur
eau at Raleigh-Durham Airport
about the rain, and the people of
North Carolina about the guberna
Barrie Davis, publisher of this
paper and of the Gold Leaf Farm
er at Wendell, augments his in
come by writing verses for the
Ace Greeting Card Company.
With his last bunch of verses he
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
The fish were caught with poles
shrimp. All were taken Saturday
and live bait— catalpa worms and
afternoon and early Sunday morn
ing. Record photograph by Wayne
myelitis is transmitted in the vast
majority of cases by person-to
person contact through mouth and
nose secretions and possibly in
some instances through excretions
of the body.
It is also possible that the in
fectious secretions and excretions
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Frank Manning Is
Buried At Middlesex
Funeral services were held at
the Middlesex Methodist Church
on Friday for Frank Manning, 40,
who died Thursday in a William
son hospital after a week’s ill
ness. The Rev. W. G. Brogan of
ficiated and burial was in the
Surviving Mr. Manning are his
wife, Jettie Kemp Manning; two
daughters, Sue and Rose, of the
h<frne; four sisters, Mrs. Alton
Chapman of Ayden, Mrs. Herman
Eddins and Mrs. Harold Green of
Zebulon, and Margaret of Mid
dlesex; five brothers, John W. of
Rocky Mount, Joe and Theodore
of the U. S. Navy, and Henry L.
and Ben of Middlesex.
\ sent in the following request:
“7 hope the company will so dis
An increased pay check to en
Back came the answer from the
“We realize you do your best,
But in reyard to your request,
We can give you lots of praise,
But we cannot give a raise.”
The Wakelon School grounds
look better for the time of year
than has been the case for a de
cade. Mr. Bowling and the Wake
County Department of Education,
spurred by Principal Fred Smith,
have the trees and lawn in fine