North Carolina Newspapers

Volume XXV. Number 30.
Wakelon PTA Speakers
Discuss Sportsmanship;
Plan November Event
By Mrs. Theo B. Davis
Wakelon’s Parent-Teacher As
sociation now has a paid member
ship of three hundred sixty,
which means one hundred eighty
dollars in the treasury from that
source alone. A good percentage of
the members were present at the
October meeting Monday night
to hear that Miss Husketh’s room
won the five-dollar prize for best
work in the campaign.
With Mrs. Claude Pippin presid
ing in a business session announce
ment was made concerning the
supper to be given on the night of
November 5 to help raise funds for
the association’s projects for this
year. Whether turkey or chicken
is to be the main feature was left
to the committee in charge.
Rev. Paul Carruth, Methodist
pastor, led the devotional, em
phasizing the supreme importance
of loyalty to God in daily life.
Sportsmanship was discussed,
first by Coach Jacob Smith, who
explained the principles he seeks
to inculcate in pupils. He mention
ed knowing the rules, which gives
assurance; competence, which
comes by practice; poise, a comb
ination of results from mastery of
the first two; self-control and re
straint, which assure good man
ners when joined to a desire to be
courteous; and a realization that
even seemingly trivial rules are
important. Mr. Smith called at
tention to these rules as applying
not only to athletics, but to social
behavior everywhere.
BUI Brantley Speaks
Bill Brantley of the student
body said that parents, who are
training leaders of the future, may
impress them by example more
than precept. He asked that they
attend games, thus encouraging
the teams; but that they refrain
from comments or criticism that
might hurt or offend.
Ralph Talton defined sports
manship according to the diction
ary and also as learning how to
live with people. He declared that
both child and teacher have two
strikes against them, if the home
has failed in its part of this
training; that children must learn
fair play instead of trying as
adults to master its rules.
Miss Alderman of the faculty
gave a piano solo, a composition
by Debussy as the final feature of
the program.
Harvest Day Sale Is
Planned at Hephzibah
Hephzibah Baptist Church will
hold a Harvest Day sale at the
church on Highway 64 between
Wendell and Raleigh from 10:30
until 12:00 noon on Thursday,
November 4.
The sale will begin promptly at
10 a.m. and cotton, tobacco, hogs,
turkeys, calves, chickens, flour,
I cakes, potatoes, home sewing,
quilts and a variety of canned
goods will be sold. After the sale
a free dinner will be served on
the grounds.
Proceeds from the sale will be
used for the church building fund.!
Orphans to Sing
Children from the Junior Order ;
Children’s Home in Lexington will I
present a musical program in the
Wakefield Baptist Church at 7:30
Friday evening, October 29. The
public is invited to hear them.
The children will meet with
Wakefield Council No. 197 for a
barbecue supper Friday afternoon.
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Congressman Harold D. Cooley of Nashville makes an mportant
point in his Farmers’ Day address in Zebulon. Mr. Cooley, who is
a member of the agricultural committee of the U. S. House of Repre
sentatives, made an inspiring talk* on domestic trends as related to
foreign affairs. Seated on the stand behind Mr. Cooley is Mayor
R. H. Bridgers, who was the congressman’s host. —Record photo by
Wayne Privette.
Trade Day Set for Nov. 4
By Local Commerce Unit
The first in a series of monthly
“trade days” will be held in Zeb
ulon by the Chamber of Commerce
on Thursday, November 4, be
ginning at 2:00 p.m., the Board of
Directors decided last Friday
The Trade Day, which will be
featured by special prices on many
articles in Zebulon stores and the
giving away of cash prizes and
merchandise, will also include an
auction designed to sell any ar
ticle grown on the farm or avail
able in stores.
Veteran Auctioneer
A veteran auctioneer will be
provided free of charge for all
farmers wishing to sell farm goods,
automobiles, or any other legiti
mate item on the first trade day
“While there will be some ex
pense involved in the auction,” C.
V. Whitley, director of the auction,
Pictured is a portion of the crowd of 1,500 people who heard Congressman Harold Cooley deliver
his address at the first annual Zebulon Farmers’ Day. The size of the crowd at each event varied through
out the day, beginning with a few hundred at the horseshoe pitching contests and the checkers tourna
ment, and increasing to over 2,000 by the time of the bicycle race and fiddlers’ convention. The speakers’
stand may be seen in the center of this photograph by Wayne Privette, with Mr. Cooley standing before
the radio and public address system microphones.
Zebulon, N. C., Friday, October 22, 1948
declared, “we will make no charge
at this first sale as a special in
ducement to farmers to make use
of this facility.”
Mr. Whitley stated that if sell
ing time permits, local merchants
may offer incentive items for sale.
Supper Meeting Tuesday
Ralph Talton, president of the
Chamber of Commerce, announced
this week that the quarterly mem
bership meeting of the group will
be held at the Wakelon Cafeteria
next Tuesday night at 7:30. Sup
per will be served by the ladies of
the Zebulon Methodist Church,
and tickets are now on sale at
SI.OO per plate. Mrs. Wayland
Finch and Mrs. Ed Kitchings are
in charge of ticket sales.
The trade day plan will be ex
plained by the president to the
membership Tuesday night, and an
interesting program is promised
by Mr. Talton.
Campaign for Wakelon
Athletic Field Lighting
Fund Begins Thursday
A campaign to raise $3,000 for lights for the Wakelon School
playground got underway yesterday morning, when members of
the local school board, aided by representatives of the Rotary
Club and Chamber of Commerce, began solicitation of funds.
Junior Woman's Club
Sees Museum Films;
Unit Plans Fall Play
The Junior Woman’s Club was
treated to a most interesting pro
gram when they met Tuesday
night in the Woman’s Club house.
Latta Massey, Art Chairman, as
sisted by her husband, showed
color films of the National Gallery
of Art in Washington, D. C. A
commentary explaining the beau
tiful pictures and telling something
of the artist was run off on the
sound track as the pictures were
shown. The films, as well as sever
al framed pictures which were on
display at a sde table were loaned
by the National Gallery of Art.
At the conclusion of the program
a business session was held. Year
books were distributed, and the
point system discussed. It was re
quested that points be reported
each month to Alma Doris Massey.
It was decided that the club mem
ber having earned the highest
number of points at the end of the
club year be presented an award.
Any member havng three consecu
tive unexcused absences will be
dropped from the club, and will
have to comply with regulations in
the Yearbook to be reinstated.
Hazel Beck, chairman of the
Ways and Means Committee, re
ported that the club would present
a play, “The Old Maid’s Club,” to
raise money this year. Parts were
assigned and the date set tenta
tively for November 19.
Mrs. Ivy Wood joined th& club.
Mrs. Trilby Fiddner made a re
port on the district meeting held
in Goldston.
At the conclusion of the business
program, Mrs. Sallie Jones, host
ess for the evening, served delici
ous refreshments. She was assist
ed by Mrs. Trilby Fiddner.
W. S. C. S. to Meet
The Ida Fisher Society of
Christian Service will observe
“The Walk of Prayer” Sunday
night October 24, at 7:30 at the
home of Mrs. W. D. Finch. All
members of the church are in
vited to attend.
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
Principal Fred Smith made the
first contribution, donating one
hundred dollars.
Construction of the lighting sys
tem is scheduled to begin next
week, according to Ralph Talton,
district manager of Carolina Pow
er and Light Company. Placing of
poles will be under the direction of
Ed Kitchings, who stated that this
work would be accomplished in
approximately one week, provided
crews are not needed for line re
“We can do all the .work for
the system except focus the
lights,” Mr. Talton said this week,
“and if the lights themselves can
be readily obtained, Wakelon
should be able to play night foot
ball in a couple of weeks.”
Principal Smith said Wednesday
that electrical manufacturing com
panies, including Graybar Corpor
ation, have been contacted con
cerning the lights, and he expect
ed to place the order shortly.
“I want to emphasize that these
lights will be used for activities
other than just football,” Mr.
Smith stated. “We have a good
football team this year, and cer
tainly want to have the lights
ready for their last two home
games. We will thus be able to
place our athletic program on a
paying basis, and add materially to
recreational facilities in the com
munity with this lighting system.”
Softball Next Summer
The principal added that the
recreational phase should be em
phasized. “Next summer we can
have softball leagues for farmers
and merchants,” he said, “with
games at night when they have
time to play.”
The plain to install a lighting
system on the athletic field was
unanimously approved at the last
meeting of the Wakelon school
board. Prior to the formal begin
ning of the campaign, the Zebulon
Rotary Club and the Chamber of
Commerce had endorsed the plan.
Working in the drive are Ralph
Bunn, Thurman Murray, Ralph
Talton, Worth Hinton, Willie B.
Hopkins, R. Vance Brown, H. C.
Wade, Barrie Davis, Pettigrew
Gay, Wallace Temple, Pat Farmer,
Ferd Davis, and Ed Hales.
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Ed Sykes Makes Talk
At Local Rotary Club
Ed Sykes, attorney for Monk-
Henderson Tobacco Company of
Wendell, spoke to Zebulon Rotar
ians last Friday night on the gen
eral subject of European recovery,
telling of his expericences on a
tobacco sales trip to Europe earlier
this year.
The Rotary Supper was served
last Friday by the ladies of Hop
kins Chapel Baptist Church. To
night the meal will be served by
the Davis Fidelis Class, after
which the club members will go
to the Baraca classroom at the
Baptist Church for their program.
The public is invited to attend
Gainey Loses Finger
Ray Gainey, Zebulon policeman,
lost a joint from his little finegr
last week while cutting a link
from a chain. Although very pain
ful, the finger is healing well.

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