North Carolina Newspapers

Volume XXV. Number 33.
Small Hope Remaining
For Safety of Local Pilot
Missing Since Nov . sth
No report of Captain Matthew B. Liles, Jr., 27, of Zebulon and
Washington, missing since last Friday when radio contact with
his B-25 bomber broke down near Argentia Air Base in Newfound
land, had been received by midnight last night. Rescue planes
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Cover Girl Jackie Coplan is
thrilled over way she’s eased her
budget troubles via home-dyeing.
Here she .s, proudly exhibiting
head-to-toe wardrobe that got new
life and color beauty with few
dime boxes of all-fabric Tintex
Auction Sale Planned
For MethodH Church
By Mrs. C. E. Flowers
The Zebulon Methodist Church
will hold a turkey dinner, bazaar,
and auction sale Thursday, No
vember 18, in the Wakelon lunch
room and gymnasium. The dinner
will be served from 5:30 until
8:00 and will cost SI.OO.
The bazaar opens at 5:30 in the
gymnasium, and the auction sale
will furnish an Meal place to buy
Christmas gifts. The auctioneer
will be Darius Wilder.
Entertainment will be provided
by Elbert Pearce and his musi
cians, including Jenny Wicker,
Jeff Perry, Sexton Johnson, and
featuring little Annette Wicker.
Included in the many items to
be sold at auction are pigs, hams,
kerosene, electric clocks, fertilizer,
coal, tricycle, soup, paint, theater
passes, hearth brass basket, lamp,
rain coat, tulip bulbs, corner shelf,
silver salt and pepper sets, hose,
pin and pencil set, child’s dress,
waste baskets, light bulbs, candies,
overalls, G.E. fan, battery, and
cotton seed meal.
Mrs. Chas. E. Flowers, Sr., is
directing the drive for articles for
the auction sale.
Carl Bjork's Tips
Church attendance by person
alities in exalted positions has a
tendency to produce mass excite
ment and crowd the edifice.
Note the arrival of our Presi
dent, and President-elect, Truman
in New Bern last Sunday. Thous
ands lined the roads of approach;
hundreds filled the church build
A glance at the lesser person
alities who swarmed into New
Bern to be in that church with
President Harry S. Truman illus
trates the drawing power of a per
son in a high office.
took off at dawn Saturday to
search for him and the other five
members of his crew, ’and the
search has been maintained s'nee
that time.
The plane, flying out of West
over Air Base in Massachusetts,
reported that it was 1,500 feet over
the Argentia field at 3:31 p.m.
Friday, flying in heavy weather.
The pilot apparently was man
euvering through the overcast to
try an instrument landing when
radio contact was abruptly brok
Captain Liles graduated from
Wakelon High School and attend
ed the State College prior to enter
ing service as an aviation cadet
in 1942. He flew with the 15th Air
Force in Italy, and at one time was
missing for two months on a com
bat mission.
He was married to Miss Jean
Flowers of Zebulon, daughter of
Mrs. Sultan Flowers and the late
Mr. Flowers, in September of
1945, and they have one child, a
month-old daughter.
Captain Liles’ parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Matthew Liles of Raleigh,
operated a restaurant on the Wen
dell highway for a number of
years before the war, and at one
tinle owned and operated a rest
aurant at Edgemont, across from
Hephzibah Church. Mr. Liles is
now employed by the State High
way and Public Works Commis
Air Force spokesmen have made
no official statement other than a
release of the circumstances of the
mishap in which Captain Liles, go
ing to Newfoundland on a hunting
trip, was lost. The area is noted
for its heavy fogs.
Foreign Relations Group
Includes Zebulon Man
Announcement of the appoint
ment of Ferd Davis, editor of the
Record, to the Committee on For
eign Relations of the American
Legion, was announced yesterday
by State Commander Joe Grier of
Chairman of the committee is
J. J. Barnhardt of Kannapolis,
vice president of Cannon Mills.
Other committee members are
James McMilland of Charlotte,
Robert Powell of Clinton, Donald
Alexander of Columbia, Dexter
Hooper of Sylva, and J. V. Houston
of Mooresville.
Frankly, most of them ought
never to have been given tickets
of admission; only regular New
Bernians should have been ad
mitted with the official party of
The President.
I am under the impression that
the humblest way to attend church
if you are in the highest office in
the nation is to go to that church
unannounced. This practice was
often followed by Coolldge and
It caught the minister with his
usual sermon, and found the peo
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Maltus Alford and Alton Pulley are pictured as they rode this Hoover cart around Zebulon during
voting hours last Tuesday, November 2. The cart, which was built as an illustration for President Tru
man’s speech at the fairgrounds, served as a poignant reminder of the “Republican depression.” The
sign declares that “if you recognize this, you’ll vote the straight Democratic ticket.”
Congressman Cooley Is
Armistice Day Speaker;
Col. Perry Also Speaks
The Wendell-Zebulon post of
the American Legion held its an
nual Armistice Day supper meet
ing last night at the Legion Hut
on Highway 64 with Commander
Philip Whitley of Wendell presid
ing. Colonel R. F. Perry, com
manding officer of the North
Carolina Military District, deliver
ed the Armistice Day address.
Colonel Perry spoke of his ex
periences in Europe with General
Patton’s army, citing the late gen
eral as a brilliant and energetic
Congressman Harold D. Cooley
addressed the local Legionnaires
on the necessity of nintual help
fulness, taking as his theme the
preamble of the Legion Constitu
tion. He condemned the current
slander campaign being waged
’ against veterans.
A report on the national Legion
convention, held last month at
Miami, Florida, was made by G. P.
Conoley, and Philip Bunn of Zeb
ulon, district commander of the
Legion, reported on statewide ac
tivities of the veterans’ organiza
Bill Bethune Addresses
Local Rotarians Friday
Bill Bethune of Clinton, radio
announcer and sports writer, ad
dressed the members of the Zebu
lon Rotary Club last Friday night
on the general subject of college
football, and discussed the great
West Point football teams of 1945
and 1946.
Bethune, who is currently at
tending Wake Forest College, was
a cadet at West Point until a phys
ical disability forced his resigna
tion. He is a feature sports writer
for several North Carolina news
papers, and is an assistant to Lee
Kirby on the Atlantic football
The Rotarians held their meeting
last week in the Wakelon School
home economics building, where
they were served supper by the
Wakelon Parent-Teacher Associa
tion. Tonight’s meeting will be
held in the Woman’s Club building.
I Total donations amount
ing to $154 were made ear
ly this week to the Wake
lon School athletic field
lights fund, bringing total
contributions to date to
Gifts include: previously
reported, $1,381.76; Fred
Dixon, $2; Aaron Lowry,
$2; J. K. Barrow, $100;
Bernice Bunn, SSO.
Zebulon Farm Bureau
Meets Monday Night
Zebulon farmers have until next
Monday afternoon to help the
local Farm Bureau reach its 1948-
49 membership quota, Secretary
Robert Ed Horton said this week.
“Memberships will be accepted
after that date,” Horton declared
but this time we must make our re
port to the Wake County unit, and
we are anxious to make a good
At the November meeting of the
Zebulon Farm Bureau, held at
Wakelon School Monday night, the
quota had not yet been reached.
Farmers and business are invited
by officials to mail in their mem
bership dues if they have not been
personally solicited.
Charles M. Hester, official of the
Wake County AAA Committee,
spoke at the local Bureau meeting
Monday night, discussing plans to
reduce the number of AAA units.
This, That & the Other
Last Friday when my husband
and I, with a colored man helping
were working in the yard and
garden a stranger from a northern
state stopped by. He watched for
a while, then asked, “Do you do
your spring gardening ip the fall
down here?” We told him spring
is often too late to plant some of
the best things grown in this sec
On a few lawns in Zebulon arc
yaupon bushes now glowing with
red berries. When we lived at
Morehead City yaupon tea was a
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
Native of Wakefield
Dies Jt Rocky Mount;
Burial Here Wednesday
R. E. Jones, 59, a native of
Wakefield, died Tuesday morning
in a Rocky Mount hospital. Mr.
Jones was a son of the late Paul
and Lucy Pf -rott Jones of Wake
field, and was well known in Zeb
lon. For the past 25 years he has
been associated with the Whitley-
Barrow Lumber Company, and
the Whitley Lumber Company.
Mr. Jones was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Rocky
Mount, a Mason, a Modem Wood
man, and a Ruritan.
Funeral servicer were held Wed
nesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from
his home on the Battleboro high
way, conducted by the Rev. J. W.
Kincheloe and the Rev. Clarence
Godwin, both of Rocky Mount. In
terment was in the Zebulon ceme
Surviving are his Mrs;
Penelope N. Jones} ORe son> R E
Jones, Jr., of Hampton, Va., one
grandchild; two brothers, Tom
Jones of Richmond, Va., and J. P.
Jones of Angier; five sisters, Mrs.
Loula J. Lawrence of Creedmoor,
Mrs. Pearl J. Massey of Zebulon,
Mrs. W. A. Gardner of Pinetops,
Mrs. R. W. Lee, Angier, and Mrs.
Ed. King of Raleigh.
His step-mother, Mrs. Helen P.
Jones of Zebulon, two half-sisters,
Mrs. Blanch Winstead of Freder
ick, Md., Mrs. Sidney Friedman of
Gastonia; two half-brothers, Wil
liam Jones of Washington, D. C.,
and Monroe Jones of Zebulon.
staple beverage. Older people
knew how to gather and chop the
twigs, parching them, usually in
a washpot over an outdoors fire,
until both flavor and odor were
increased. The partially cooked,
chopped product was sold by the
peck. Tea was made of the strength
desired by boiling the yaupon. I
have been in homes where in win
ter the pot of water was kept go
ing all the time, water being added
if the brew grew too strong or was
all drunk; and yaupon, if the tea
became too weak. Only when the
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