THE ZEBULON RECORD
PAGING HENRY WALLACE
Reception Held by PTA
Honoring New Teachers
By Mrs. Theo B. Davis
If well begun realr means half
done, Wakelon's Parent-Teacher
Association has only fifty percent
of its year’s work yet ahead. For
the meeting on Monday night, first
for this school year, saw the an
nual program off to a fine start.
President Willie B. Hopkins
showed that he had done much
Eldred Rountree Has
Rotary Program Friday
Eldred Rountree delivered an
inspirational address on Rotary
Service at the meeting of the Zeb
ulon Rotary Club last Friday
night. He described the benefits
gained by making a practice of
giving service in business dealings
and cited his own experiences
both in business and while serv
ing'with the Navy as an example.
Eldred had as his guest Rev. R.
H. Heriing, who spoke briefly to
The program was one of a series
under the direction of Rodney Mc-
Nabb. The series is designed to
better acquaint the club members
with the duties of the various
The supper was served to mem
bers of the local Rotary Club by
LOCAL BASEBALL PLAYERS
Score for Wake Forest
Many Zebulon residents went to
Wake Forest last Saturday after
noon to see the Wake Forest Col
lege football team play George
Washington University. Wake For
est won by a 27-14 score.
Local fans were more than us
ualy interested in the game, since
a good many of the members of
the Deacon eleven played semi-pro
baseball here this summer with
Pettigrew Gay’s entry in the Tri-
All four of the Wake Forest
touchdowns were scored by for.
mer Zebulon players: Halfback
Bill Gregus, outfielder and pitch
preliminary thinking and planning,
having ready his list of chairmen
of various departments of work.
Mrs. Claude Pippin, program
chairman, called on Mrs. Theo.
Davis to lead in a shr t devotional
period. Gayle and Dottie Privett
sang “School Days” with Mrs. Ed
Ellington, accompanist. Joellen
Gill gave an appropriate reading.
Mrs. Jack Mitchell, past presi
dent, gave a brief sketch of the
organization’s history, and was fol
lowed by Principal Smith who dis
cussed this year’s objectives. He
surprised some hearers by stating
that Wakelon is one of the few
rural schools having a helper
teacher for children who are in
any way handicapped. Miss Rebek.
ah Tolbert has taken special cours
es in this branch of education, and
is inaugurating it here.
The budget as outlined by Mr.
Smith was adopted. After ad
journment an informal reception
in the economics building gave
those present an opportunity to
meet new teachers and greet those
who have taught here in other
A cake-walk was held at the re
ception, with the prize being do
nated by Mrs. James Pulley, Ap
proximately $15.00 was raised by
er; Halfback Harry Dowda, out
fielder; and Halfback Pee Wee
Other local ball players on the
football squad are Boyd Allen,
center; Ed Hoey, end; and Carroll
Blackerby, back. Fullback Bud
Lail served as lifeguard at Lake
Mirl this summer.
The Pearce entry in the Tri-
County League, which won the
1948 championship, also included
a number of college football stars,
Footsie Palmer and Charlie Rich
kus (who later signed with the
Kinston Eagles) among them. Both
men were State College stars.
Zebulon, N. C., Friday, September 24,1948
Local Baptist Church
Holds Special Service
For 36 New Members
Rev. Carlton Mitchell, pastor of
the Zebulon Baptist Church, was
extended a call to the local pas
torate for an indefinite period at
a business session of the Zebulon
church Sunday morning. Sunday
School and church officials were
also elected at the session.
Sunday night, on the occasion
of the pastor’s first anniversary of
service here, a reception and rec
ognition service was held. More
than thirty new members by letter
and baptism were recognized fol
lowing the evening sermon, and a
reception was held for them in the
Sunday School department follow
ing the service. Mrs. R. H. Her
ring was in charge of arrange
ments for the reception.
New members honored were the
pastor and Mrs. Mitchell, Mr. and
Mrs. Vester Brantley Mrs. Harold
Bunn, Mrs. T. Y. Baker, Jr., Mrs.
George H. Temple, Martha Tem
ple, Armenia Hocutt, Patrick Leo
nard, Kenneth Eddins, Mr. and
Mrs. Rodney McNabb, Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Brown, Mr. and Mrs.
J. P. Arnold, Mr. and Mrs. Dayton
Parrish, Dr. and Mrs. Ben Thomas,
Mr. Ralph Bunn, Mr. Claud Dunn,
Mrs. Haywood Jones, Patsy All
man, Jean Bunn, Jean Corbett,
J. L. McGee, Annette Daniels
Gayle Dunn, Shirley Faulkner,
Betty Jean Phillips, Ann Strick
land, Delores Pittman, Mr. and
Mrs. M. G. Crowder and Marie
An officers’ and teachers’ clinic
originally scheduled for Monday
night was held at the church
on Wednesday evening at 6:30 un
der the direction of Sunday School
Superintendent L. M. Massey. The
session, which followed a supper
meeting, was postponed from
Monday night because of conflict
with the Wakelon Parent-Teacher
meeting that night.
Poplar Springs Church
Plans Supper Oct. 2
A barbecue supper will be serv
ed from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Satur
day, October 2, at Poplar Springs
Baptist Church by the members of
the Woman’s Missionary Society.
Tickets for the supper went on
sale Tuesday mornirtg, and by
Wednesday afternoon 500 had al
ready been sold. Proceeds from
sale of the tickets, which are priced
at SI.OO each, will be used for the
purchase of new pews for the
The Poplar Springs Church, a
member of the Tar River Baptist
Association, is one unit of the Pi
lot-Pine Ridge-Poplar Springs field
of churches served by Rev. M. A.
Mrs. Frank Kemp Sings
At Wilson Baptist Event
Mrs. Frank Kemp was guest
soloist for the Annual Banquet
given for installation of new offi.
cers for the Sunday School at Rev.
C. E. Baucom’s First Baptist
Church in Wilson, N. C. The ban
quet was given in the club room
at the Rainbow Restaurant.
Mrs. Kemp rendered three beau
tiful numbers, accompanied by
Miss Ann Bullock of Atlantic
Christian College. Following the
installation of new members a
movie of the Easter Parade as the
congregation left the church on
Easter Sunday for the past ten
years was shown. Later Mr. Kertip
sang a duet with Mrs. Kemp.
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We illustrate here one of many
uses of cotton, but we feel it has
been a bit too cold yesterday and
today to use the fibre this way!
Junior Woman's Club
Has Meeting Tuesday
The first meeting of the 1948-49
club year was held Tuesday night
with thirty members present.
President Cleo Perry announced
that the club need meet only two
more requirements ; n order to be
come an “honor” club, and the
members . voted to meet these.
When they are met this year’s
Junior Woman’s Club will be the
first Woman’s Club in Zebulon to
become an Honor Club.
Mrs. Hazel Beck was appointed
chairman of the Ways and Means
Mrs. Mary Temple had the pro
gram and introduced Miss Miriam
Joyner, Assistant Home- Demon
stration Agent for Wake County,
who spoke interestingly and infor
matively on preparing the pre
school child for school. She stress
ed the importance of teaching a
child to be self-reliant, while at
the same time giving him a feeling
of being loved and secure.
Mrs. Agnes Hawkins, hostess,
assisted by Mrs. Guerica Godwin,
served a delicious dessert course.
Teaches Study Course
Mrs. Joe Tippett taught the
study course of the WSCS and
Spiritual Life group, Great Pray
ers of the Bible, at Wendell on
Tuesday. Ladies of both the Wen
dell and Zebulon Methodisl
Churches met together. There
were twenty present.
MRS. THEO B. DAVIS:
This, That & the Other
By Mrs. Theo. B. Davis
It is always interesting to note
the expressions that are employed
over and over by writers for
newspapers, especially dailies. Re
porters are among the first to pick
up new or catchy phrases and use
them to the point of abuse.
Those of us who recall such
writing in the period of World War
I remember how everything had a
zero hour and went over the top,
or failed to go. During World War
II we went on missions, regardless
of how, when or why. Dozens
more examples might be given,
but you get the idea.
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
Local School Has Good
Opening; First Football
Game Planned Oct. 1
Attendance at Wakelon School
has continued good since the first
day, although enrollment figures
are slightly lower than anticipated
last spring, Principal Fred Smith
The school opening this year was
featured by a piano recital given
by Miss Marilyn Alderman last
Thursday night, and the first meet
ing of the Parent-Teacher Asso
ciation on Monday night of this
week. Miss Alderman, a native
of Rose Hill, is teaching piano at
Wakelon this year in addition to
directing the high school glee club.
The school cafeteria opened un
der the continued management of
Mrs. Dewey Massey last Thursday,
and virtually all school children
are using the lijnchroom facilities.
Meals are priced at 20 cents, the
same as last year.
A phase of school activity this
year intended to encourage student
acceptance of responsibility for
personal conduct is an enlarged
student government program.
Handbooks are being printed for
members of the high school body,
and will be distributed next week.
The 1948 Wakelon football team
is being rapidly rounded into
shape under the tutelage of Coach
Jacob Smith, former Tarboro and
First game for the local high
school eleven is now set for Fri
day, October 1, with Wendell. The
game will be played on the Wen
dell field. Coach Smith has not yet
named his complete starting line
up, but it probably will be pub
lished prior to the game next Fri
Veterans’ classes in agriculture
will proceed according to previous
schedule, Ed Ellington, local ag
riculture teacher says. There are
now approximately 70 veterans in
the G. I. farm training class.
Methodist Ladies Plan
Farmers' Day Booth
Mrs. James Pulley will operate
a food booth opposite City Market
on Farmer’s Day, Thursday, Octo
ber 7, for the benefit of the Meth
odist Church building fund.
The booth will offer brunswick
stew, sandwiches, pies, candy, ice
cream and cakes. All ladies be
longing to the local Methodist
congregation who have any mater
ials they can contribute are asked
by Mrs. Pulley to bring them to
her home or to Phillips Grocery
by Monday, October 4.
Any person who can prepare
I food items for sale' at the booth
may bring them there October 7,
and they will be offered for sale.
Right now one must be impress
ed with the way all politicos are
quipping. They just plain quip, or
facetiously or wryly; but it is a
confirmed habit with them all. It •
will be restful when they once
more reply or answer or retort.
N. B. : Webster defines a quip
as a witty or clever saying; a sar
castic gibe; a smart reply. There
is a second meaning—equivoca
tion. Anyway, we could do with
Mrs. Henry Hood wrote me
from Raleigh that the grape juice
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