North Carolina Newspapers

Volume XXV. Number 28.
Local football fans who go to
the Wake Forest-Carolina game at
Wake Forest tomorrow afternoon
will see this drum majorette, Sara
Page Jackson of Elizabeth City, in
Wakelon Eleven to Play
Cathedral Latin Today
Coach Jacob Smith’s Wakelon
Bulldogs, fresh and confident after
their smashing 24-6 victory over
Wendell last week, will meet a
strong and fast Cathedral Latin
eleven from Raleigh on the local
football field this afternoon at
3 o’clodk. The Bulldogs came*
through last week’s contest with
out injuries and will be at full
strength today. ,
Frances Wall, Bob
Sawyer Serve Masons
Zebulon Lodge No. 609, AF&AM,
held its October meeting Tuesday
night at the Masonic Hall with
Worshipful Master Ralph Bunn
presiding. The business meeting
followed a barbecue supper served
Masons of the Zebulon and White
stone Lodges by Francis Wall and
Bob Sawyer.
Plans were discussed for the
establishing qf a unit of the Order
of the Eastern Star here, with both
the Zebulon and Wakefield (White
stone) Lodges serving as sponsors.
An organizational meeting is ten
tatively scheduled for Wednesday
night, October 13, at the local hall.
Church to Get New Pews *
The Woman’s Missionary So
ciety of Poplar Springs Baptist
Church held a barbecue supper in
the church last Saturday from
5:00 to 7:30 p.m., feeding several
hundred persons. Proceeds from
sale of tickets to the supper will
bfe used to buy new pews.
Poplar Springs Church is a
member of the Pilot-Pine Ridge-
Poplar Springs field of Baptist
churches, of which the Rev. M. A.
Pegram is pastor. Located just off
Highway 39 south of the Bunn
prison camp, it is a member of the
Tar River Baptist Association.
action. Miss Jackson is a fresh
man at the Baptist school. Miss
Edythe I Medlin of Zebulon is
also a member of the college band,
playing the glockenspiel.
Rain and a muddy practice field
have hampered preparations for
the game and the coach stated that
his boys are in need of a vreat deal
of work to perfect their timing in
the tricky T formation he has in
The Cathedral Latin team lost a
heartbreaking game to Erwin last
week in the last two minutes of
play by a 7-6 score.
Quarterback Bobby Bridgers
and hard-charging J. C. Liles will
be hard pressed to'match the play
of triple-threat Tommy Peatross,
who is no stranger to Zebulon. He
was a first string eager for Cathe
dral Latin when they met Wake
Expected to start in the back
field with Bridgers and Liles are
halfback K. D. Lloyd and Jimmy
Greene, 190-pound fullback. Line
men have not been chosen, al
though Dan Privette, who turned
in a sparkling offensive and de
fensive game at center last week,
is likely again to play that posi
tion. Other linemen are Bill Brant
ley, Ralph Lewis, George Massey,
Bobby Phillips, Johnnie Gay, Fred
Mangum, Worth Cromm, and Rob
ert Kitchings.
The church was constituted in
1850, and the structure itself is
fairly old, though in an excellent
state of repair. Various organiza
tions of the church, however, have
undertaken to fit the building
with more modern and comforta
ble furnishings.
Some months ago a complete set
of furniture for the rostrum and
pulpit costing several hun
dred dollars, was donated to the
church by Misses Bertha and Jew
el Mullins, daughters of S. C.
Mullins, and Misses Ruth and Lin
da Mullins, daughters of G. C.
Zebulon, N. C., Friday, October 8, 1948
Orphanage Benefit Tilt to Be
In Raleigh Friday, October 29
Zebulon Town Board
Discusses Sanitation,
Vice Problems Here
A discussion of outdoor privies,
the cemetery, and vice concerned
members of the Zebulon Board of
Commissioners when they met
with Mayor R. H. Bridgers in the
town office Monday night for
their October meeting. With no
pressing business on tap, the com
missioners devoted much of the
evening to plans for improving the
Town Clerk W. B. Hopkins
was asked to mail letters to home
owners inside the city limits in
forming them of the town ordin
ance prohibiting outdoor toilets in
Zebulon. With sewer pipe and
toilet fixtures available, the town
government expressed the opinion
that everyone can comply with the
Concerning the cemetery, the
town clerk said that extensive
work has been done in eliminat
ing the broom sage which has
plagued the place for so long. He
has had the hillside prepared for
rye grass so that it will be green
throughout the winter.
An application for a beer license
brought on the discussion of the
general reputation of establish
ments selling the beverage inside
Zebulon. Opinion was that in gen
eral the reputation of store hand
ling beer is good, but complaints
have been received by the chief of
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Hopkins Chapel WMS
To Sell Supper Today
The Woman’s Missionary Socie
ty of Hopkins Chapel Baptist
Church will have a barbecue sup
per at Hopkins Cross Roads to
night from 5 o’clock to 7:30 for the
benefit of the church building
fund. Plates will cost SI.OO each.
The Hopkins Chapel Church,
which was constituted in 1850, has
recently begun modernization of
its structure. A butane heating
system was recently purchased,
and will be in use during the com
ing winter.
In order for the system to func
tion properly, further insulation of
the church building is deemed
necessary by the building commit
tee, and funds obtained from the
supper tonight will be used to put
a new floor on top of the present
The Zebulon Rotary Club will be
served their l gular Friday night
meal tonight by the Hopkins
Chapel Woman’s Missionary So
ciety, President Vester Brantley
has announced.
Bunn Is Champion
Os Tri-County Loop
A card from Maylon Frazier,
manager of the Bunn Ball Club
during the past season, corrects a
statement made two weeks ago in
this paper indicating that Pearces
won the Tri-County League cham
The Bunn manager states that
the Bunn team was awarded the
championship of the Tri-County
League by Vernon Hill, league
president, when Pearces failed to
appear for the final games of the
scheduled series. Bunn had won
the two games played.
Pictured is Dr. G. Erick Bel' of
Wilson, son of the late Dr. and
Mrs. G. M. Bell of this communi
ty. The physican is Illustriods
Potentate of the North Carolina
Shrine, and is directing arrange
ments for the first annual Shrine
Bowl game in this state, which
will be played at Riddick Stadium
in Raleigh on Friday, October 29.
Pet Horton Given
Prize For Top Gilt
P. M. Horton of Zebulon, Route
4, proprietor of Fall Branch Po
land China Farm, received second
prize for his senior gilt entered in
last month’s Southeastern Poland
China Breed Type Conference
show and sale, which took place
at the livestock pavilion at Flor
ence Air Base, Florence South
Mr. Horton, vice president of
the North Carolina Poland China
Swine Breeders Association, took
the second prize over 26 other par
ticipants from Georgia, North Car
olina, and South Carolina. The
Zebulon farmer served as a mem
ber of the Ring Committee at the
show and sale.
He was accompanied on the trip
to Florence by Ralph Baugh of
Clinic to Open
The Zebulon Clinic, operated by
Dr. Ben Thomas, will observe its
formal opening on Sunday, October
17, from 3 until 5 o’clock in the
Although the clinic has been
open for some time, this will be
the first time the public has had
an opportunity to see it complete
with all its equipment.
War Bride Makes Talk
Interesting facts of war-time
England were related to members
of the Zebulon Rotary Club by
Mrs. Paul Murray, a GI bride
whose home was in Norwich, Nor
folk County, England, before she
came to this country about two
years ago.
After telling of the rationing
system in England, Mrs. Murray
compared the fare there with what
is served in America, and the club
members found that Americans eat
exceptionally well.
The school system in England
is conducted differently from what
we have in this country, Mrs. Mur
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
Zebulon Shriners
Are Participating
In Benefit* Game
Two former Zebulon residents
are playing an important part in
the development of the Shrine
Bowl Game, an event sponsored
by the North Carolina Shrine. Dr.
Erick Bell of Wilson, present Po
tentate of the Shrine, and Jimmy
O’Neal of Raleigh, publicity di
rector of the event, are both well
known locally.
Dr. Bell is a son of the late Dr.
and Mrs. G. M. Bell of Wakefield,
and attended school here. Mr.
O’Neal is the husband of the form
er Miss Eula Greene, sister of
Lester and W- H. Greene of Zebu
The Shrine game will be played
between Oxford Orphanage and
Methodist Orphanage on Friday
night, October 29, at 8 o’clock in
Riddick Stadium, Raleigh. Tickets
are now on sale at $2.00 each, and
may be secured by sending remit
tance to Shrine Bowl Fund, P. O.
Box 700, Wilson, North Carolina.
At a recent meeting of com
mitteemen for the event Dr. Bell,
representing 5,000 Shriners of
Shriners of Sudan Temple, dis
cussed further plans with nobility
of the Sudan, radio announcers,
and sportswriters of the state.
The game will be broadcast over
WRAL and the Tobacco Network,
and possibly the Dixie Network.
Zebulon Shriners taking an ac
tive part in promotion of the ben
efit game are R. Vance Brown,
Eugene Privette, and Garland
Charles Shannon Is
Monroe Police Head
Charles M. Shannon, former
chief of police in Zebulon, recently
was appointed chief of police of
the town of Monroe. He has served
as assistant chief for a number of
years, and became head of the po
lice force under the merit system
upon the retirement of Chief Arm
field. , *\
His appointment was popular in
the Union County town, The Mon*>
roe Journal saying: “Chief Shan
non’s six years with the depart
ment and other experience, as well
as his character and personality,
indicate that his advancement has
been a wise choice.”
Mr. Shannon is married to the
former Miss Alene Clark, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John Clark of
ray said. She felt that children
here study general subjects too
long and would benefit more if
vocational subjects preparing them
for earning a living were taught
in the higher grades.
In answer to questions concern
ing the British opinion of the La
bor government headed by Prime
Minister Bevin, Mrs. Murray stated
that she believed the English peo
ple would vote for a change at
their next election.
Mrs. Murray and her husbar i
attended the meeting as guests of
Dr. L. M. Massey, who is Rotary
program chairman for October.

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