THE ZEBULON RECORD
Volume XXV. Number 38.
Asks for Cooperation
In Christmas Mailing
With the normal mail volume at
an all-time high, Postmaster M.
J. Sexton today warned Christmas
mailers that unless they mail
their Christmas parcels at once
and their Christmas cards well in
advance of Christmas Week that
they face the likelihood of not
having them delivered until after
Directing the attention of Christ
mas mailers to the fact that nor
mal mail volume in the last sever
al months has daily reached the
proportions of the peak of the
Christmas period a year ago, the
Postmaster said this year’s Christ
mas mail, added to the present
everyday record volume, has cre
ated the most acute mail conges
tion and transportation problem in
the entire history of the Postal
Only by immediate mailing of
Christmas parcels, Mr. Sexton
said, can the senders be assured
that their gifts will arrive prior
to Christmas and thereby be in
keeping with the spirit of the holi
The Post Office Department, Mr.
Sexton pointed out, has been
making preparations for this
year’s anticipated record Christ
mas mailings since early last
While every available means of
transportation and extra facilities
have been pressed into service, to
gether with the employment of
approximately 300,000 temporary
employees during the holiday
period, Mr. Sexton emphasized
that much of this advance prepa
ration will have been in vain if
the mailing public fails to place
their Christmas parcels in the
mails at once.
Caqers Break Even;
Play Here Tonight
Coach Jake Smith’s Wakelon
Bulldogs broke even in games
played during the past week, win
ning from Rock Ridge, 45 to 19,
and then dropping a contest to
Rolesville on Tuesday night.
Coach Fred Smith’s girls also split
their last two contests, winning
a hard-fought game from Rock
Ridge Friday night and then
dropping a game to the strong
Rolesville sextet Tuesday.
Ruth Brown with 9 points, and
Gwen Kitchings with 7 led the
Wakelonettes against Rock Ridge.
Tonight both the Wakelon
teams meet Wendell in the Wake
lon gymnasium. This is the first
meeting of the year for the teams,
and play is expected to be close.
The first game starts at 7:30.
Painting That Water Tank Results
In High Blood Pressure in Zebulon
Muddy water in Zebulon has set
housewives’ tempers on edge this
week r and town officials, from
Mayor Bridgers and Chief Willie
B. Hopkins to trashman Willie
Young, have been hearing about
it from everybody. But within
another week, the water should
be better than ever, and folks
in town will be able to wash their
clothes clean again.
All this week the water tank
is being cleaned, and higher
main pressure is needed to give
water to houses in town because
the tank pressure cannot be used.
This high pressure has broken
loose considerable sediment de
posited during the years that Lit
TROUPE AT CORINTH-HOLDERS
Pictured are the Mason Swiss Bell Ringers, nationally known
novelty duo consisting of the Rev. and Mrs. Benard Mason of Los
Angeles, California. The Swiss Bell Ringers will appear at the Corinth-
Holders High School tonight at 7:30.
Zebulon Really Gleams
With Christmas Lighting
The whole town of Zebulon
shone with colored lights and
Christmas tinsel this week, as
housewives and merchants deco
rated home and stores with Yule
tide trimmings. The main street
is criss-crossed with laurel and
: ~M S . and the parking lot across
from City Market features a man
ger scene erected under the di
rection of Mrs. Norman Screws.
Close competition for the $25.00
prize offered by the Chamber of
Commerce for the best show win
dow is being shown by business.
Tonkel-Silk and Flowers 5c to
$5.00 prepared their center win
dows for the contest. Both show
originality and beauty, as does the
Pictures Evoked at Christmastide
Present Hope for Helpless World
By Theo B. Davis Sr.
The first picture: A stable,
camels, oxen, sheep, a man, a
woman, and a new-born babe,
fresh from the hand of God lying
in a manager. Angels come with
praise, shepherds with adoration,
wise men with gifts—a little child
has led them.
The second picture: A cabin,
ragged pickaninnies, a washer
woman and a little black baby
lying in a box. A gentle farmer’s
wife stands in the door; beholds
the destitution and the baby. Un
seen hands grip her heart. She
feels all that she sees. Out of her
plenty go those things that will
relieve the distress. A little child
has led her.
The third picture: A tenement
on a back street in the great city,
unkempt children huddled about
the last smouldering embers, a
mother tired and worn and sick,
tle River water was used.
The cleaners ran into trouble
when they started inside the tank.
The ladder inside had rusted un
til it was unsafe, and now ropes
have to be used.
In addition to this, Willie B.
had trouble closing tightly the
big valve at the foot of the water
tank, and when he put enough
pressure on the lines to give water
to the town, the tank filled with
water and kept the cleaners from
But it’ll all be over in a few
days, and the tank will be clean
inside and out and will sport glis
tening silver paint in its sides and
black paint on its legs.
Zebulon, N. C., Friday, December 17, 1948
window at Bunn Electirc Comp
The lights and laurel along
Arendell Avenue were sponsored
by the Zebulon Chamber of Com
merce in cooperation with the
Town of Zebulon.
Whitley Furniture Company
provided the manger scene which
depicts the Madonna and Child in
the stable, with figures of sheep
and a donkey looking on.
Nearly every home in Zebulon
has at least one Christmas tree,
and many have trees sparkling
with lights both inside and out
side the house. A prize of $15.00
is being given by the Chamber of
Commerce for the best home deco
lying on a cot and a baby clutch
ing at her breast. A fine lady
stands on the threshold and be
holds the scene with eyes that
come to rest on the little child.
An unseen power moves her soul.
She feels all that she sees. Out of
her abundance she ministers to
the needs of the suffering and
penniless. A little child led her.
The fourth picture: A busy city
corner, with winter howling and
gripping at the bodies of the pass
ing throng. A woman stands shiv
ering by the corner while a little
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UNUSUAL CHRISTMAS ART
Using only a pin, a half-tone likeness of Mary, mother of Jesus,
is sketched on a leaf of a tree at Manhattan College, New York City,
by Adrian Lewis, whose hobby is the sketching of religious art on
natural leaves by scratching the texture to various depths.
Handel's Messiah' to Be
Sung Here Next Sunday
By Baptist Church Choir
The Adult Choir of the Zebulon Baptist Church will sing
familiar portions of George Frederich Handel’s “The Messiah”
Sunday evening at 7:30. The program will be preceded by a fifteen
minute recital of Christmas carols on chimes by Mr. Charles
Horton. This marks the first time a local choir has undertaken
to sing the brilliant oratorio. Mr Charles Horton is choir director
and organist, and Mrs. Rodney McNabb is pianist. Soloists are
Mrs. Frank Kemp, Mrs. L. M. Massey, Mrs. Carlton Mitchell,
Miss Ruby Dawson, Mr. Wilber Conn and Mr. Elwood Perry. Other
Taking advantage of this week’s
pseudo-spring weather is this Hat
teras member of the Coast Guard.
Temperatures on the coast and in
land were the highest in years.
Conservation Unit Has
The Wake County Soil Conser
vation Committee met with repre
sentatives of all county agricul
ture agencies on December 9,
1948, and set up 1949 conserva
tion goals for Wake County.
L. O. Page, secretary of the
committee, stated, “The N. C. Dis
tricts Law requires that goals be
set up by the committee for the
county, that it was the opinion
of the committee (composed of H.
M. Olive of New Hill, H. G.
Brooks of Fuquay, and himself)
that added emphasis should be
placed on the conservation of our
soil.” He further stated, “much
of our land is rolling, is very sub
ject to erosion, and when this
top layer of soil is gone, there is
no economical way of restoring
it to profitable production.”
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Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
choir members are Mrs. Armstrong
Canady, Miss Joyce Temple, Miss
Helen Wall, Mrs. James Alford,
Mrs. Charles Creech, Mrs. Hardin
Hinton, Mrs. Elwood Perry, Mr.
Frank Kemp, Mr. Johnny Arnold,
Mr. Ed Ellington and Rev. Carlton
The text of “The Messiah” is
taken from the Bible Although it
was composed in twenty-four days,
it is too long to be sung uncut con
veniently. Chorus numbers to be
used by the choir include the im
mortal “Ha"pjjah Chorus,” “Glory
to God,” “Behold the Lamb of
God,” "Surely He Hath Borne Our
Griefs.” and “Since By Man Came
Death." The “Pastoral Symphony,”
will be rendered as a piano-organ
duo by Mr. Horton and Mrs. Mc-
The pastor’s sermon subject at
morning worship services will be
“The Word Became Flesh.” The
Girls’ Cho : r, with Ann Allman as
soloist, will sing “O Holy Night.”
A ChriGmas vesper program
will be presented by the pastor and
‘he Junior Choir on Wednesday
evening at 7:30 Christmas music,
mrration and a program of color
slides will comprise the service.
A special niano-organ duo of
Christmas music will be offered at
the service by Mack Hocutt, or
ganist, nr-' Charles Horton, Dinnist.
Mack Hoctt. son of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Hocutt, has been study
ing organ "-nsi'e a< the State School
f nr the B'md under the instruction
of Miss Joce'vn House.
A cand'e-Uevq communion serv
ice will b ra He'd on Christmas Day
at five This service will
be conducted bv the pastor. Special
music will be offered by the adult
Local Man Engages
In Fleet Maneuvers
James W. Gay, USN, husband of
Mrs. J. Gay of Route 3, Zebulon,
N. C., is serving aboard the air
craft carrier USS Leyte, recently
returned from the North Atlantic,
where it participated in Fleet Tac
The Leyte returned to Quonset
Point, R. 1., after three weeks of
extensive operations with two
other carriers and supporting ships
in a fast carrier task force. The
maneuvers included replenish
i ment, supporting action for an
amphibious landing against Ar
gentia, Newfoundland, combined
carrier air operations, apd a test
of men and equipment under cold
weather conditions in the Davis
Strait between Labrador and
Joint Club Meeting
The Junior Woman’s Club will
hold its regular meeting, Tuesday
evening, December 21, at 8:00
o’clock at the club house. This
will be a joint meeting with the
Senior Club who will be hostess
with the Junior Club having the
program. A Christmas program is
planned and all members of both
clubs are urged to be present.