Page Two What Hit the Dixiecrats? In *i political column of this newspaper the question of what hns happened to the Dixiecrats is asked, and no satis factory answer is given. The generally thesis is that the Democratic voters of North Carolina are practical, and refused to follow a cause which first and foremost was lost from the start, and, second, is based on a faulty concept of modern American government. There has been grave danger that North Carolina might go Dixiecratic, then Republican this year. The two possibili ties —two months ago they were probabilities—rare bound to gether; for should the Dixiecrats capture enough Democratic voters, the subsequent Republican plurality would operate as a majority. We believe that President Truman will carry North Carolina, and we believe that North Carolina will be everlastingly proud of its electoral action next Tuesday. A large part in the apparently successful campaign has been played by capitalizing on the immense personal popularity of state Democratic leaders and candidates: Kerr Scott, J. M. Broughton, Harold Cooley, W. B. Um stead. Thad Eure, and L. Y. Ballentine. A second and equally important factor is the organiza tional genius of State Democratic Chairman Capus Way nick For the second time this year, come Tuesday, he will have demonstrated his organizational genius. He entered both the Scott campaign and the State campaign at times when the outlook was dark; indeed it could hardy have been worse. Mr. Wavnick saved the day for Mr. Scott; the evi dence is that he has done the same for Mr. Truman. Another thing that happened to the Dixiecrats is Charles Parker, the only newspaperman we ever knew who can do a job with both efficiency and modesty. Working with the State chairman, he has done a remark able job of getting the issues before the people. These facts are generally known, even to the writer who wanted to know what had happened to the Dixiecrats. A fact not generally known is that the man in position to do most for the Dixiecrats turned them down cold, even after being offered a fantastic sum to direct their campaign. Experi enced and accomplished after a lifetime devoted to political matters, possessing the subtlest mind in North Carolina pol itics, this man—although personally opposed to Mr. Truman —has such a love for t’ie true principles of the Democratic Party and feels such a strong loyalty to Kerr Scott and Cap us Waynick, that he refused his services to the splinter party. But the biggest thing that has happened to the Dixie crats is that the people have been apprised of the facts. To quote Mr. Waynick, “If the people of North Carolina know the issues involved in any campaign, they will go to the polls; and if they know the facts behind the issues, we need have no sea s he people get to the polls, they will do the right thing." The Means To a Necessary End One of tne major campaign promises made by Kerr Scott i" his successful gubernatorial effort was a statement that he would exert his every influence as chief executive of North Carolina to repeal the mud tax, and get some decent roads for the farmers of this state. New we hear talk of the impossibility of carrying out such a promise. We read that all available highway funds are being allocated to so-called superhighway projects” and “crosstown boulevards.” The automotive lobbyists tell us that a program such as that proposed by Mr. Scott would cost $150,000,000, and would bankrupt North Carolina. But Kerr Scott has not budged. The Govemor-nominate has not yet indicated how he proposes to raise the money to carry out this phase of his program of making North Carolina a better place ‘ to live, but a higher gasoline tax must surely be one of the means he has considered. Usually farmers are the group most in opposition to in creased taxes of any kind, but of over a hundred farmers we have interviewed, not one opposes a gasoline tax that will mean improved roads for rural areas. These men, who comprise the largest single group supporting the Alamance farmer in the 1948 primaries, believe the higher tax is a means to a necessary end. If a move should be made in this direction, our farm people will do well to rally behind it as they rallied behind the opposition to the bill to kill the co-ops. The battle has not been won with the nomination and election of one man; that mar. must have strong support to make good his plans. The Zebulon Record 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 By Eula Nixon Greenwood WHAT HAPPENED Two months ago one of the hottest things going in North Carolina was the Dixie-crats. Now they seem to be hardly creating a rip ple. There may be a few good Democrats who will vote the way of the States Righters, but mum seems to be the word right now, and reports from the rallies which the No. 1 party leaders have been holding throughout the State are to the effect that the followers of Wright and Thurmond aren’t cre ating even a ripple. If there is strength out there for this camp, it is certainly very, very silent. One thing is true, however: The strong support which the Demo crats THOUGHT the Progressives and Dixie-crats and Republicans had ha'S done more to solidify and strengthen the Democrats than anything that has occured in a long time. ABSENT State Treasurer Charles M. Johnson has not par- The greatest collection of wis dom literature in the world is the remarkable group of writing as sembled in part by King Solomon, and credited to his authorship by some biblical scholars. The book of Proverbs, subject of next Sun day’s lesson, is as good a guide to everyday human conduct in the twentieth century as it was in the time of David and Solomon. Every phase of human conduct is covered in Proverbs: purity, industriousness, usury, friendli ness, cruelty, temperance and drunkenness, and a score of others. Each selection is notable for its calm and sober mood, its pointed ness, and its great common sense. Collection of the group not as cribed to Solomon was made, scholars believe, over a period of centuries—from 500 to 150 B. C. By Ruth Current Many homemakers like the idea of keeping a bottle of vinegar on hand with several cloves of garlic and a few pods of red peppers in it. Such vinegar is particularly pleasing in flavor when used in making mayonnaise or French dressing for vegetable salads, and is delicious, too, when poured over a roast of lamb or beef. When purchasing a winter coat it is wise to remember the fact that the best linings are usually The names, "spuds” and “yams,” have never been very popular around here. Most local people, ourselves included, simply call them irish potatoes and sweet po tatoes, although we note that at all the hoity-toity restaurants over Raleigh way they never serve any candied sweet potatoes; they al ways serve "candied yams.” Actually yams include sweet po tatoes and a host of other members of the dioscorea family. In the Philippines, for instance, we en countered and ate a type of yam that weighed 60 pounds. The meat was pure white, and tasted like a Raleigh Roundup ticipated in any of these Demo cratic rallies you have heard so much about in the past few weeks. Sour grapes? Well, many are say ing so—which is only to be expect ed. Others who are perhaps closer to the defeated gubernatorial can didate say that he is very busy this fall getting everything in shape in the Treasurer’s office and just does not have time to be gadding about. They say further that Johnson knows he is through po litically and therefore is not in terested in making the arduous rounds. Johnson has been in the fore front of the party for 20 years or more. The party has done a lot for him, but he has also done many a good turn for the party. If he now wants to call it even-Stephen, no criticism from this corner, but he is getting plenty of it from else where. THE BIGGEST HAND Ask anybody who has attended all the rallies and he will tell you that Sunday School Lesson Authorship of these admonitions is unknown, but can be credited in part at least to Lemuel, an ob scure king of the Jews. Included in this group of sacred writings are the condemnations of intem perance (the general subject of this lesson) and inconstancy in married life. The second portion of the scrip ture lesson is from Ecclesiastes, another great book also ascribed to Solomon. This work is thought by some to be pure cynicism, ex cept for conventional observations scattered almost at random through the text, described by some scholars as “antidotes for the virus of cynicism.” The orthodoxy of the closing passages, we are told by the an cient Hebrews, is the basis for acceptance of Ecclesiastes as a sa- Farm Home Hints slippery so that the coat will go on and off easily; firm so the lining won’t pull at the seams; color-fast; pre-shrunk; and of a material that won’t wrinkle or stain. The number of outfits a girl owns has little to do with the use fulness of her wardrobe. The suit ability of her clothes is more im portant than the number. And the clothes which cost the most are not the clothes made of the finest materials. They are the clothes which hang in the closet, Seen and Heard v cross between corn starch and dish water. The term "spud” was given to the irish potato by a few European who sought to prevent its use be cause they believed it unhealthful. Spud was formed by taking each of the first letters of the name of the group, Society for Prevention of Unwholesome Diet. * “Frog” Hopkins was relating last Saturday the case of one dyed-in the-wool Republican who unbent sufficiently to come out to the State Fair promoted by a Demo cratic administration. The Repub- Friday, October 29, 1948 Sen. W. B. Umstead, day in and day out, has been the most popular figure participating in them. J. M. Broughton, who beat him, has had a better press; but Umstead has re ceived a better hand. Umstead isn’t dead politically by any means. In Raleigh, they are saying he is the most popular de feated candidate since O. Max Gardner in 1920. Another thing: Since his May 29 downfall, Mr. Umstead has written around 15,- 000 letters thanking those who helped him for their support. That certainly doesn’t sound like a whipped man. Sen. Umstead is a very able man. It is to be regretted that it is impossible for North Carolina to have the services of both Mr. Umstead and J. M. Broughton. At the time of the late J. W. Bailey’s death, Senator Umstead was def initely planning to be a candidate for Governor this year. In which event, Kerr Scott would not have run. It is also doubtful that Charles M. Johnson would have. cred work: the man of the world, having experienced both skepti cism and cynicism, finds that the way of the Lord ’s the way to true happiness (and personal salva tion). We see that human nature has changed but little in forty turies, and basic human problems have not changed at all. The ques tion of intemperance versus tem perance was the same burning is sue then that we find it today. And the advice given is good today—nowhere do we find direc tion more to the point than in Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. It ap pears that we shall shortly have an opportunity to do something about the liquor traffic; let us study the problem in the light of the exper ience of ages past, and direct our actions accordingly. unworn. The actual cost of any outfit is the cost in dollars and cents, divided by the number of times you wear the outfit. Your hemline is perfect when it’s barely noticeable. A finished hem can give your outfit either a custom-tailored look or a “home made” effect. Sandpapering the soles of a baby’s new shoes before they are worn may keep him from slipping and so prevent many falls. lican sat through the events of the evening in the grandstand, but when they started the fireworks display and showed a picture of Kerr Scott, identifying it as "your next governor,” that was too much. “Come on, Sam” he said to the man next to him, "let’s get out of here. This is nothing but a bunch of Democrats, putting on a Democratic show, and they're charging us money for it!” Pat Farmer’s definition of a gentleman is a fellow who makes it a cinch for a women to remain a lady.