THE ZEBULON RECORD Volume XXV. Number 31. CLOSE FINISH IN BICYCLE RACE 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 subject. 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, guitarist. 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 mission. Local committees will, be named within thd week, Massey announc ed, and plans for solicitation made known. 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 myself.” 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 time.” 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. CHAIRMAN * |jj||||| 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 tion. 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 day. 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 hall. 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 ing. 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 attend. 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.