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THE ZEBULON RECORD
Volume XXV. Number 34.
WAKELON HALLOWEEN QUEEN
Pictured is petite Carolyn Hinton, daughter of Mrs. Avon Hinton
of Zebulon and the late Mr. Hmton. Carolyn won the primary grades
Halloween contest at Wakelon School this year for the second time.
Pictures of other popularity contest winners will be published in the
Record next week.
Local Farmers Favor Gas
Tax Raise to Get Roads
Zebulon farmers want their roads paved, even if it means higher
gasoline taxes, a survey completed by the Record this week shows.
Out of 118 farmers interviewed, not one declared himself opposed to
a substantial increase in the motor fuel tax, provided concrete results
in the form of farm-to-market
roads were obtained. Over 50 per
cent of the farmers interviewed—
sixty-three of them—declared that
they favored an increase in the
gasoline tax to 10 cents per gallon.
The remainder favor whatever tax
is necessary “to build a road by
Every participant in the survey
expressed dissatisfaction with the
current policy of maintaining ex
press highways to the detriment
of so-called school bus roads, and
many expressed anger over the
half-million dollar four-lane drive
from east Raleigh to Crabtree
Creek on Highway 64.
“I have found that most taxes
stay with you once you get them,”
Mr. Ivey Narron declared, “but
I’m certainly in favor of a 3-cent
increase in the gasoline tax if it
will mean roads for the farmers
SPEAKING OF HOSPITALS:
Carl Bjork's Tips
Now it did come to pass as I
went My Way in and out of The
Hospital that I entereth A Room
wherein was confired A lonely
and Much Injured Man. For he
was both perpendicular and ver
tical at the Same Time. And His
Left Leg was The Vertical Part
which was wrapped in Much
Bandage and suspended from The
Ceiling, being upheld by A Fancy
Gadget made of Wood.
And This Man was reading A
Funny Book, and he had a Sad
Look on His Face.
And as I looketh upon This
Creature who was badly beaten,
I thinketh in myself that perchance
he was The Victim of A Plane
Crash. Or it may be that he flieth
headlong into Another Wild Driver
and not just for the city folks.”
Graham Bunn expressed the
same sentiment. “It looks like the
Highway Commission is trying to
spend all the highway funds before
Scott becomes governor,” he de
clared, “and there won’t be any
money left to carry out his farm
road program. If the higher tax
is the only solution, I know the
farmers will back him up.”
Satisfaction has been expressed
in some quarters with a proposal
that highway contracts let and not
yet begun be voided next year.
Similar action has already been
taken in Georgia.
The survey also showed that
Zebulon farmers favor a bond is
sue to build highways for them,
if current surplus funds prove in
sufficient to provide paved roads
for school bus and mail routes.
of Speeding Cars. Or some Train
Wreck had caused him to vaca
tion for A Few Weeks in Ward No.
And so I did enquire of his Sad
And he seemeth mad a Wee Bit
at first but finally he did relate to
me as how His Wife buyeth Six
Small Throw Rugs at a Bargain.
And These Rugs were as slippery
as Soapflakes, in so much that
when One did tread across The
Parlor Floor and His Foot did land
on A Rug, he actually flew from
One Side to The Other.
Now he had objected to The
Free Rides across His Home but
His Wife had paid only $4.20 for
All of them, and she did upbraid
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Zebulon, N. C., Friday, November 19, 1948
Bumper Cotton Crop Now Being
Ginned; Slow Marketing Is Seen
PTA, Women's Clubs
Hear Child Guidance,
Foreign Relations Talks
Child guidance and international
relations were discussion subjects
at Zebulon civic organizations this
week, with two out of town speak
ers appearing on local programs.
Professor Harry K. Dorsett of
Meredith College addressed the
Wakelon Parent-Teacher Associa
tion Monday night on child guid
ance. He stressed personal, voca
tional, and educational guidance
for children, and emphasized the
importance of the family group in
combatting juvenile delinquency.
M. R. Keddebbah, North Caro
lina State College student from
Iraq, addressed the Junior Wom
an’s Club Tuesday night on the
general subject of international
relations. Mr. Keddebah remarked
upon the similarity of educational
processes in the United States and
Iraq, and suggested that people of
his country were better informed
than Americans on political mat
On Tuesday afternoon, following
a musical program by Misses Ann
Allman, Laura James Sexton, and
Jean Robertson, Ferd Davis dis
cussed international relations be
fore the Senior Woman’s Club. He
emphasized the necessity of form
ing opinions on the basis of avail
able information, and backing
those opinions up with aggressive
action on election day.
Are Given Medals
Two Zebulon men were honored
at a dinner for bus drivers Tuesday
night in Raleigh by the Carolina
Coach Company, when Willis
Strickland and Proctor Scarboro
were given medals for safe driving.
Strickland was presented a med
al for six years’ service with Car
olina Trailways without an acci
dent, and Scarboro was given a
medal for four years without an
accident. Both men have routes
Beer License Is
Revoked by D. R.
The State Department of Rev
enue reported today it had re
voked the retail beer license of
Rufus G. O’Neal, of Route 1, Zeb
ulon, in Johnston County, follow
ing his conviction on a charge of
violating the prohibition laws.
Revocation of the State beer
license means automatic revoca
tion of any local beer licenses is
sued to O’Neal. It applies to the
premises for six months and to the
individual for at least two years.
Wakefield W. M. S.
The monthly meeting of the W.
M. S. was held Monday night at
the home of Mrs. C. B. Pace with
Mrs. P. P. Pace joint hostess.
There were 16 members present.
Mrs. W. J. Perry gave the devo
tional and Mrs. T. C. Pippin dis
cussed the topic for the month,
“One Savior for Asia and the
Islan do tfhe Sea.” After the bus
iness the hostess served chicken
salad and pimento cheese sand
wiches, pickles, cakes and coffee.
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Mary Ann Little, 14-year-old
Raleigh school girl, has long wavy
tresses—34 inches of them! When
wash day comes, it takes two or
three hours for Mary Ann to wash
and dry her hair.
Services to Be Held
At Baptist Church
Next Thursday morning at 10:00
o’clock a Union Thanksgiving
Service will be conducted at the
Zebulon Baptist Church. Features
of the service will be prayers by
the Rev. Mr. Mitchell, Baptist
pastor, a Thanksgiving choral
number by the Junior Choir of the
Baptist Church, and a sermon by
the Rev. Paul Carruth, pastor of
the local Methodist Church.
The community is invited to
participate in this worship service.
Rev. Earl Rogers
Speaks at Rotary
The Rev. Earl Rogers, pastor of
the Wendell Baptist Church, ad
dressed Zebulon Rotarians at their
regular meeting at the Woman’s
Club last Friday night on the sub
ject of America’s greatness, using
as a text an oration by the late
Henry W. Grady, native of western
North Carolina who became
Georgia’s leading journalist on the
old Atlanta Constitution.
Mr. Rogers was introduced to
the local club by his cousin, Pat
Farmer, who is a member of the
Rotary Club Service Committee.
The program was the second in a
series directed by Club Service
Chairman Ralph Talton.
MRS. THEO. B. DAVIS:
This, That & the Other
The name of family who
rented a house last summer from
the Page Perrys is not known to
me; neither do I know where they
came from nor where they went.
I only know that the man of the
family worked in Raleigh, that
there were small children in the
home, and that they left unex
pectedly—at least, to the landlord
—in the night. This account is
mainly about Mrs. Perry anyway.
Mrs. Perry was sometimes puz
zled by the attitude of the mother
in the rented house, and she was
much concerned about the baby.
So when she gave some printed
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
Plan for Local Cotton
Buyer for 1949 Season
Discussed by Chamber
Both Zebulon gins have been
working overtime for the past two
weeks in an effort to process the
largest local cotton crop in years.
Favorable climatic conditions com
bined with heavy cotton plantings
because of the cut in 1948 tobacco
acreage has produced what may
be a record yield for these parts.
“We knew the crop was good
this year,” Raleigh Alford, man
ager of the Zebulon Gin, said this
week, “but it has turned out to be
even larger than we anticipated.”
Foster Finch, proprietor of the
Wakelon-Home Ginnery, also re
ports heavy offerings at his gin
County Agent John Reitzel ear
lier this week described the Wake
County crop as “the largest in
history.” He stated that most of
the crop is being stored under the
government loan plan because the
current market price of cotton is
below the figure supplied by gov
ernment price supports.
Yields are so heavy however,
Reitzel said some farmers are
reportedly having difficulty secur
ing the storage facilities of gov
ernment-approved warehouses ne
cessary for the loans.
“It is very important for the cot
ton grower to have his cotton grad
ed at the gin to let him know its
loan value if he plans to take ad
vantage of the government pro
gram,” Reitzel emphasized.
Plans to obtain a cotton buyer
for Zebulon by the 1949 ginning
season were discussed at a meet
ing of the Board of Directors of the
Zebulon Chamber of Commerce
last Friday night. President Ralph
Talton expressed optimism over
prospects for obtaining a market.
Massey Hatchery was awarded
a bronze leadership trophy to hon
or the firm’s outstanding sales
achievement and service to agri
culture during the last three
The Purina Leadership Trophy
is awarded quarterly to the win
ning Purina dealer in this district,
and the winner’s name appears on
the plaque. The dealer winning
the trophy three times gets perm
anent possession of it.
feed sacks to make play suits for
the little ones, she was surprised
to find that the mother used them
to make herself a bare-midriff
dress, which she wore to Raleigh.
Still, that was not too bad.
On the night of their departure
it seems the family had fish roe
for supper and also a good-sized
piece of ice in the refrigerator. Not
all the roe was eaten, the remain
der being left on the table, along
with a lot of soiled dishes. More
dishes were in the sink. The ice
melted, flooding the kitchen floor,
which was good and tight, but
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