RED HENRY'S KISS OF DEATH
Mr. Henry Wallace has just administered the kiss of
death to a considerable number of Democratic candidates
for the United States House of Representatives. Last night
he announced the withdrawal of an even dozen Progressive
Party candidates in favor of their Democratic opponents,
who —Red Henry declared —had shown themselves suffici
ently liberal to be worthy of his support.
The real object of Mr. Wallace’s communistic support
ers, if not the object of the presidential candidate himself,
is revealed in this action. The Progressive Party leaders,
failing in their attempts to rule the responsible majority of
the Democratic Party, are determined to ruin the greatest
liberal organization in history.
If there is one thing most Americans require to make
them vote against a Democratic candidate, it is for him to
be endorsed by the rabble-rousing Wallace crowd. Accomp
lished as the Progressives are at communistic political tech
niques they fully realize the effects of their action. They are
seeking to defeat the Democratic Party this fall with the
forces of reaction, hoping thereby to further their cause of
chaos, come 1952.
COOLEY TO BRING STRONG MESSAGE
Congressman Harold Cooley will bring a strong mes
sage to the farmers of this community next Thursday in his
usual impressive manner. The Nashville representative has
just returned from a trip to Europe, where as a member of
the House Committee on Agriculture he investigated the
sale of tobacco under the Marshall Plan.
Immediately upon Mr. Cooley’s return from abroad, in
company with Congressman Barden he made strong repre
sentations to the federal government against the Marshall
Plan policy of buying foreign tobacco stocks for Occupied
Europe and our allied nations. He can be expected to give
the Zebulon farmers an informative message on future plans
of buying tobacco for export.
THE WOMEN AREN'T SO DUMB
Our recent publication of a list of bachelors in and
around Zebulon brought forth many comments not the least
of which was the remark by one confirmed bachelor (age 43)
that there was no use putting his name on the list, since no
woman would ever get his name off same.
“I like convival bliss better than I’d like connubial
bliss,” he dec(ared, “and I know darned well I can’t have
both.” We won’t argue the point with him, but we have tried
both, and we prefer the latter.
There is a lot to be said for women, you know, in spite
of their new look. They never waste two dollars worth of
shells to shoot a two-bit rabbit. They never give a waiter a
fifty-cent tip just because he smiles at her. Futhermore they
never pay twenty-five dollars for boat hire to get where the
fish are not.
The Zebulon Record
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Entered as second class matter June 26, 1925, at the post office
at Zebulon, North Carolina, under the act of March 3, 1879.
The Zebulon Record
This, That and the Other
By Mrs. Theo. B. Davis
Coming in from some work in
the yard, I heard the telephone
ringing and stopped washing my
hands, drying them so far from
clean that dirt-streaks were left on
the towel. Hurrying to pick up the
receiver and say hello, I heard an
unknown voice ask “Who’s speak
ing?’’ On giving my name I listen
ed to a gasping “O lordy,” follow
ed by the click that told me con
nection was broken.
Since all numbers on telephones
in Zebulon districts were changed
some weeks ago we have the num
ber formerly assigned to Dr. Bar
bee’s office; and I suppose that is
why I have to answer so frequent
By Carl E. Bjork
(Excerpts from Kerr Scott’s re
cent speech at Pittsboro.)
Ladies and gentleman, there is
yet another election coming in
November, and I want you to be
out there pulling for me then.
And ladies, keep an eye on your
husband”s vote this time; there is
a lady running for governor this
And she’s a good looking lady,
I was on my way down to Car
thage to address a meeting, and I
stopped at a service station to buy
gasoline because I had to drive
back home that night.
I introduced myself to the gas
station operator, and asked him to
vote for me.
“What is your name?” he said.
“Scott,” I replied “Kerr Scott.”
“Did you ever run for some
other office once?” he asked.
“I ran for Commissioner of Ag
riculture, and was elected.”
“Well let me shake hands with
you,” he said, “I voted for you the
first time just for the hell of it, and
I’ll do it again.”
Os course I am glad to get your
Isaah states in the fortieth chap
ter of his book of the Bible that
“the word of our God shall stand
forever.” This true statement
serves as the Golden Text in next
The scripture lesson is taken
from both the Old and New Testa
ment: Psalms, John, and Timothy.
Both sections of the Bible illus
trate strikingly the need of written
moral laws and the efficacy of the
Hebrew scriptures as applied to
living through the centuries.
Scientific investigation of the
holy work indicates that it is
To the Editor:
A Baptist minister who recentfy
declared openly that he believed
“temperance can best be obtained
in legal control,” caused such a
stir in his locality and elsewhere,
that he was removed from his po
sition as president of the minister’s
conference in his area, but was
given a vote of confidence by his
congregation, though he gave the
same an opportunity to ask for his
The above mentioned minister
would doubtlessly receive a simi
lar backing in most of our Baptist
ly when some one else i% wanted.
It is not much trouble, and I do
not mind explaining when given
Waking later than usual last
Saturday, I found the morning
paper had been brought, and read
headlines while preparing break
fast. When my son came down
stairs I was sinking deeper and
deeper into gloom. He wanted to
know the cause of my depression
and I told him the Education
Commission could not agree on a
report; there were new cases of
polio; a county superintendent of
school was being indicted for mis
use of funds; the Russian situation
Bjork s Tips
vote even if it has to come that
What I would like to see is rural
representation on the committees
in this state.
There ought to be a farmer on
the Highway Commission; the
roads of this state are in the coun
There ought to be a farmer on
the Educational Commission.
The farmers have never been
represented as they should be in
the government of North Carolina.
There was a colored man who
was janitor in a Carolina court
house. Everybody called him
George. But one day the occupants
of the county building heard him
being called Deacon.
One lawyer went to him and
said, “George, how is it that peo
ple are calling you Deacon now?”
“Well, suh,” said George, “I has
been made a deacon at mah
“But George,” said this lawyer,
“you know that you cuss, and play
cards, and get drunk once in a
while. You know that you are a
pretty bad fellow George. How did
Sunday School Lesson
amasingly accurate as far as his
torical fact is concerned. Similarly
the Bible is remarkably conserva
tive, never going off on a tangent
as do the Koran and the Pitakas.
Therein lies the strength of the
Christian Church, especially the
The great Reformation of the
Christian Church began about the
same time that the Bible was first
made available to all the people.
Prior to the invention of the print
ing press by Gutenberg only the
priests and professional scholars
were able to read and interpret
churches today, and by a much
larger majority in some, as one
stands self-confessed 75% wet
membership. It is true that much
is expected of our leaders, but
Baptists who vote for, or favor the
sale of intoxicants, are violating
the church covenant “To abstain
from the sale and use of intoxicat
ing drinks as a beverage.” The
Methodist covenant probes more
deeply into this evil.
The source of the liquor evil lies
not in one or several denomina
tions, but in the church whereso
ever found. ABC stores and wine
Friday, October 1, 1948
was perhaps, worse than ever; and
a man had been killed only a few
miles from us.
“Anything you can do about any
of it?” Barrie asked briskly; and I
admitted there was no way I
could change anything. “Well,” he
said, “dismiss it from your mind
and concentrate on something you
But if I don’t at least worry, I
feel like a slacker or shirker.
Promotion Day at Sunday school
is one of the year’s important oc
casions for me; and the fact that
I cry happily through a good part
of th program means merely that
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they ever elect you anyway?”
“I just reckon the rough ele
ment riss up and put me in,” said
I believe that the rough element
just riss up in North Carolina and
elected me as their choice for gov
There was a woman over in the
western part of the state who
wrote to me and she said that her
whole family were going to vote
for me. She asked me to be sure
and stop by and see her when I
arrived in that county.
Why did she vote for me?
Well, in her letter, she wrote
that she had been looking over
the full page articles written on
the candidates running for the of
fice of Governor. She saw a pic
ture of the wife and myself in
front of the fire place in our home.
It was printed with that article.
She said that she saw a clock on
the mantle piece of the fireplace,
and since it was like one that they
had in their home, decided that I
was the best man for the gov
So she voted for me because of
God’s Word. But today even gram
mar school students can read the
Bible for themselves and discover
the beauties of His.
Os course such widespread pub
lication of the Bible has resulted
in the futherance of many sects,
but the good the dissemination of
the Word has brought about far
exceeds its harm.
Let us study the religous litera
ture made available to us, and
help the people of heathen lands
to know the true way of life
through such missionary efforts as
the American Bible Society.
and beer joints could not operate
a day with profit without the pa
tronage of church members, nor
could they have been established
without their vote
The papers herald daily some
crime, consistently attributed to
liquor, wine or beer, and North
Carolina is learning from bitter
experience that the false promises
of financial boosts and simultane
ous sobriety inscribed upon the
wet banners are but a veiled invi
tation to death and destruction.
Mrs. Irene Averitt Mills.
Louisburg, N. C.