North Carolina Newspapers

Volume XXV. Number 31.
Elton Massey, pictured pumping his bicycle for all he’s worth,
crossed the finish line at the Farmers’ Day bicycle race a few seconds
after this picture was made, thereby winning himself a new bicycle.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Massey of Murraytown, the Nash
County boy took first prize in a spirited event. —Record photo by
Curtis Privette.
Drive Begins for $3,000
Fund for Ballpark Lights
Wakelon’s campaign for lights
for its athletic field is shaping up
well, according to reports made at
a progress meeting of the local
school board and promoters to the
light fund at the Theo Davis Sons
building Wednesday night.
Contributions already received
in the campaign total $400.00, and
an additional $300.00 has been
pledged. Pledges to underwrite the
major portion of the balance of
the estimated $3,000.00 fund have
been received, and the community
will be solicited for contributions
during the next week.
Starting with Principal Fred
Smith’s initial donation of one
hundred dollars, the School Board
Famous Architect
Addresses Rotarians
Matthew Norviski, architectural
consultant for the United Nations
Organization in the construction
of the UN home in New York
City, addressed the Zebulon Ro
tary Club and guests last Friday
night in the Baraca classroom of
the Baptist Church.
Mr. Norviski, a native of Poland,
is currently with the North Caro
lina State College architectural
department. He appeared before
the local civic group as the guest
of Dr. L. M. Massey, Rotary pro
gram chairman for October.
The architect, who expects to
attain American citizenship, dis
cussed at length the functional as
pect of- the UN buildings, and
augumented his address by show
ing a motion picture on the same
The Rotarians were served sup
per at the Woman’s Club ’jy the
members of the Davis Fidelis
Class of the Baptist Church prior
to the address, which was attend
ed by some twenty guests in ad
dition to the club membership.
Zebulon Chamber of Commerce Has
Quarterly Supper Meeting Tuesday
The Zebulon Chamber of Com
merce held its quarterly member
ship meeting at the Wakelon
School Cafeteria Tuesday night,
when they were served a plate
supper by the ladies of the Metho
dist Church.
President Ralph Talton presided
at the supper meeting, which was
followed with entertainment by
Carver Seawell, guitarist, Elbert
Pearce, fiddler, and Jeff Perry,
added approxmately $689.00 to the
fund Wednesday night by closing
out a fund dormant since the be
ginning of federal aid to the
Wakelon lunchroom. Casual so
licitation produced another S3OO,
and the total is expected to be
reached within two weeks, with
$1,089 now available. «
Negotiations are now in prog
ress to procure the lighting sys
tem in time to play at least one
night football game this fall, and
will probably be completed by
this weekend. Under the budget
set up by the light committee,
Wakelon will obtain an $8,000.00
lighting plant at a saving of about
five thousand dollars.
Fund solicitors include H. C.
Wade, Ralph Talton, Wallace
Temple, Thurman Murray, Petti
grew Gay, R. Vrnce Brown, Ralph
Bunn, Pat Farmer, Ed Hales, Bar
rie Davis, Willie B. Hopkins, and
Ferd Davis.
Funds already deposited in
Peoples Bank and Trust Company
to the credit of the light fund in
clude the following donations:
Fred Smith, $100; R. H. Brid
gers, SSO; Robert Ed Horton, $10;
Loomis Parrish, $5; Frank Gay, $5;
Coy Pate, $5; Bill Honeycutt, $5;
Albert Bunn, $5; Wilson Gay, $5;
J. G. Kemp, $10; Barrie Davis,
$100; Ferd Davis, SIOO.
Wakefield to Have
Building Fund Day
The Wakefield Baptist Church
will observe Building Fund Day
on Sunday October 31. Mr. M. A.
Huggins, General Secretary of the
Baptist State Convention will be
the guest speaker at the morning
service at eleven o’clock. The of
fering taken Sunday will go to the
Building Fund. Every member and
friend of the church is urged to at
tend and bring a worthy gift.
Trade Day plans were discussed
by President Talton, after which
short talks were made by C. V.
Whitley, Mrs. I. D. Gill, Joe Tonk
el, and Fred Smith Discussion of
other future commercial events in
Zebulon followed.
Final meeting for making Trade
Day plans will be held by the
Board if Directors of the Cham
ber of Commerce in the Theo.
Davis Sons building tonight at
eight o’clock.
Zebulon, N. C., Friday, October 29, 1948
First Trade Day and Auction
To Be Held Here on Thursday
G. C. Massey, Jr.,
To Head Chest Drive
In Zebulon Section
Announcement was made recent
ly that G. C. Massey will head
the local drive for the Wake Coun
ty Community Chest.
This agency, it was explained,
collects the funds for the several
red-feather agencies which are
members of the chest.
Those agencies which operate
outside Raleigh as well as in the
city are the Boy Scouts, Girl
Scouts, Community Council, Sal
vation Army, Child Guidance,
Travelers Aid, League for Crippled
Children, and Interracial Com
Local committees will, be named
within thd week, Massey announc
ed, and plans for solicitation made
This is the third year that the
chest has conducted a drive for
funds outside Raleigh since the
war years when the USO was ac
tive. The USO included the war
agencies as well as the members
of the chest.
It was pointed out that the agen
cies which operate on a county
wide basis provide facilities and
services through centralized oper
ation which would be almost pro
hibitive to the small towns and
communities in the county if each
i community attempted to function
independently and provide similar
services and facilities.
Chairman Massey expressed the
hope that Zebulon people will be
as generous this year as in the past
and help to put Zebulon in the
forefront of the communities out
side Raleigh in the county.
Farm Bureau Drive *
For Members Lagging
The 1948-49 campaign for mem
bers of the Zebulon Farm Bureau
has not gone well thus far, Robert
Ed Horton stated Wednesday
night. The assigned quota for the
local farm organization is 600, and
to date only 125 members have
been signed.
“We have until November 15 to
complete our drive,” he stated,
“but we are not doing as well as
in past years. Lack of personnel to
sign up members is hampering our
efforts, and we hope that as many
members as possible will send
their dues to D. D. Chamblee or
Mr. Horton pointed out that the
Fuquay Springs Farm Bureau,
with a quota larger than that-of
Zebulon, has already exceeded its
original goal. He stated that usu
ally Zebulon, which has the oldest
Farm Bureau in the county, has
led the other Wake units.
John H. Ihrie, Jr., joined with
Horton in urging farmers to join
the Farm Bureau this year, point
ing out that the political situation
is uncertain and farmers will need
to combine their strength to re
tain past gains.
“We hope to reach our goal by
next Wednesday night,” Mr. Ihrie
stated, “since we make our report
to the county organization at that
Dues this year amount to $4.00
for individual memberships and
$6.00 for associate memberships.
These amounts include admission
to the annual Farm Bureau bar
becue in December.
Noble M. D. (Doug) Aycock of
Wilson, Director of Sudan’s Wreck
ing Crew, is General Ticket Chair
man of the First Annual Orphan
age Shrine Bowl Game. The game
will be played Friday night at
Riddick Stadium, Raleigh, at eight
o’clock between Methodist Orphan
age and Oxford Masonic Orphan
age. Tickets may be obtained
through Zebulon Shriners.
Tickets Now on Sale
For PTA Barbecue
Supper on Nov. 5
Tickets are now on sale for the
annual Parent-Teacher Associa
tion supper, which will be held
at the Wakelon School Cafeteria
from 5 to 8 p. m. on Friday, No
venmber 5, President Willie B.
Hopkins stated this week.
“We will serve a barbecue plate
supper with drink and dessert,”
he said, “and we hope to sell at
least 800 tickets. Our budget this
year amounts to $llOO for the var
ious PTA projects, and this sup
per is our chief means of raising
this amount.”
The budget includes $350 for
special ducational needs, S3OO for
supplemntary pay for a glee club
director, S2OO for currnet operat
ing expenses, and $250 for a new
school piano.
Chairman of the finance com
mittee is Mrs. Rochelle Long, who
is assisted by Mrs. Irby Gill, Ed
Ellington and Mrs. Polly Brannon.
“We ask that anyone called up
on by the committee for assistance
help them in any way possible.”
Mr. Hopkins stated, “since they
have a big job ahead of them. If
you are asked to sell tickets, serve,
or just buy tickets, please give
these folks a helping hand.”
District School Committeemen Hold
Annual Meeting; Local Men Attend
The annual meeting of the dis
tric school committeemen of Wake
County was held at Fuquay
Springs last night, where the local
board members were the guests of
the Wake County Board of Educa
Entertainment at the supper
meeting, held at the new school
cafeteria at Fuquay Springs, was
furnished by the quartet of Wake
Forest College, under the direction
of Thane McDonald.
Fred Smith, principal of Wake
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
Farmers Are Urged
To Take Advantage
Os Sale Opportunity
Zebulon’s first monthly Trade
Day, scheduled for next Thursday,
November 4, is shaping up as a
major community event, sponsors
of the undertaking said this week.
Featuring an auction sale at
2:00 p.m. for the benefit of farm
ers wishing to buy and sell mer
chandise, special Trade Day prices
on goods at nearly every local bus
iness, and the awarding of cash
good will prizes, the event is de
signed to save farmers money
while giving them cash for goods
no longer needed by them.
“We want to emphasize the fact
that we are charging absolutely no
fee at this Trade Day auction,”
auction director C. V. Whitley,
member of the Board of Directors
of the Zebulon Chamber of Com
merce, said yesterday. “The Zeb
ulon merchants through their
Chamber of Commerce are provid
ing this service free for their
farmer friends.”
He added that the sale is open
to all members of the community,
whether farmers or not. An ex
perienced auctioneer equipped
with a public address system will
be on hand for the auction.
Among items already consigned
to the sale are pigs, furniture, rugs,
lamps, clothing, livestock, and
farm equipment.
Local merchants are offering
unsurpassed bargains on Trade
Day, many of the prices on items
representing less than cost. Cloth
ing, furniture, radios, stationery,
groceries, and jewelry are all of
fered at special prices next Thurs
II the weather permits, the auc
tion will be held on the town
parking lot across from the town
office. If Thursday is a rainy day,
the auction will be conducted in
the Five County Fair exposition
Speaker tor Two Clubs
John A. Park Will Be
The Zebulon Woman’s Club is
invited to be the guest of the Wen
dell Woman’s Club on November
17 at 3:00 p.m., in the club build
J. A. Park of the Raleigh Times
will be the guest speaker. His sub
ject will be “Conditions and Prob
lems in Europe.” Mr. Park recent
ly returned from Europe where he
was an official Army observer.
Every club member is urged to
lon School, delivered the invoca
tion at the meeting. Principal H.
L. Hart of Apex discussed school
organization and administration,
and Tom Banks of Garner, mem
ber of the county board, discussed
the impending school legislation.
County Superintendent Randolph
Benton concluded the session with
an address on financing of schools.
Attending from Zebulon were
Principal Smith, C. V. Whitley of
the county board, and Pettigrew
Gay of the Wakelon board.

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