North Carolina Newspapers

Volume XXV.
Pictured is Mrs. Leighton Alfred Raynor, Jr., the former Anna
Hortense Bridgers of Wendell, who was married on Wednesday evening
in the Wendell Methodist Church. Mrs. Raynor is the niece of Mayor
R. H. Bridgers. Rev. Paul Carruth performed the ceremony.
Farmers Advised to File
Income Forms for 1949
In answer to numerous requests,
Internal Revenue officials stated
that a Federal income return is
required of all farmers whose
gross income during 1948 was S6OO
or more even though no tax is due.
The farmers has two choices as to
the filing of returns. He may (1)
file a return and pay the tax due
by January 15, 1949, or (2) file an
estimate of the tax due and pay
and then file the return and pay
this estimated tax by January 15,
any balance due by March 15.
If a declaration of estimated tax
is made, form 104OES must be
used. Form 1040 is usea for re
porting the annual income tax
payment, but Form 1040 F is used
for computing the net farm profits.
These forms may be obtained from
local deputy collectors of the Bur
eau of Internal Revenue or by
writing direct to the office of the
collector in your district.
Certain alternative procedures
are allowed farmers in reporting
for general income tax purposes.
For example, farm income may be
Dr. Massey Is Invited
To Attend Dental Meet
Dr. L. M. Massey has been in
vited to attend a clinic at Leb
anon Hospital in New York City
on “The Newer Anaesthetics.”
This invitation was extended by
Dr. Louis Willinger and Dr. An
thony Mecca, both of whom are
on the hospital staff.
Mrs. Massey and Carolyn ac
companied Dr. Massey and attend
ed the opera in which Miss Lucille
Browning, cousin of Mrs. Massey,
appeared on Wednesday night,
December 29th.
Dr. Massey will be in his office
Monday, January 3rd.
Number 40.
determined on the cash basis or
the accrual basis. The cash basis
includes only the cash receipts
from farm products sold during the
year minus the cash expenses. The
accrual basis takes into account
not only the net cash returns but
also includes inventory changes
during the year.
A proper record of farm receipts
and farm expenses is important
for preparing an accurate income
tax return. For tax purposes, how
ever, only the financial results of
the farm business need be report
ed. The Bureau of Internal Rev
enue does not insist that farmers
keep records in any special way.
If the basic facts are in writing,
the necessary rearranging for in
come tax purposes can be made.
r Greetings—l 949
May 1949 fill all your
greatest expectations for
health, happiness, and
May God bless each one
with all the good things
Theo. Davis Sons
Barrie S. Davis
Ferd L, Davis
Mrs. Ferd Davis
Jack Potter
Mrs. O. C. Mullin
Mrs. Ollie W. Pearce
Hilliard Greene
L. E. Huddleston
Albert Brown
Loomis Parrish
Bobby McGee
Jimmy Greene
Zebulon, N. C., Friday, December 31, 1948
Flowers 5c to $5 Store
Wins $25 First Prize
For Top Window Display
Dr. and Mrs. Budd Smith of j
Wake Forest, judges in the
Christmas decoration contest of the
Zebulon Chamber of Commerce,
selected the “old-fashioned Christ
mas” window designed by Dalmon
Whitley and Mrs. Etha Critz at
Flowers’ 5c to $5 Store as winner
of the $25 cash prize for local
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Gar
land Godwin on Lee Street near
the clinic of Dr. Ben Thomas was
designated as having the best holi
day appearance. Mr. and Mrs.
Goawin will receive a sls cash
The priz.t- winning store win
| dow included a firepiact. vith a
• chimney inti which Sant,. »"laus
was climbing, a small Christmas
tree with old-fashioned aecoj.--
tions, an antique table unu an
antique rocker.
Mrs. Godwin used a suggest jo
from American Home in dejigii
ing her front door as Santa c.iaus,
complete with cotton beard, card
board coat, mask, and black oil
cloth bo>ts. She used a borrow
ed spotlignr to illuminate the
door, and put red electric can
dles, left over from other Christ
mases, in each of her windows.
Altogether she spent only $1 tiO,
exclusive of labor, on the exter
ior decorations.
No second place awards were
given for homes or stores
“We could hardly have selected
the second best decoration, either
in stores or homes,” Dr. Smith
declared. “All the homes and
businesses we checked were so
evenly matched that it was diffi
cult to make even a first choice.”
Dr. Smith, professor of biology
at Wake Forest College, is pres
ident of the Wake Forest Civic
Club. Mrs. Smith is president of
the Wake Forest Garden Club.
Inspection Lane Dates
Given for Next Year
Dates for location of state me
chanical inspection lanes in this
vicinity for the first quarter of
1949 follows:
Zebulon, February 8-10; Wen
dell, January 8-12, March 9-12;
Wake Forest, January 3-6; Feb
ruary 2-5, March 2-7; Selma,
February 21-22; Louisburg, Jan
uary 21-26, February 19-23,
March 22-26.
ti ’• ■. VfIBMHPPfSIgj ’/ f,
A Missouri miss wears a radian!
■mile —and a cotton bag dress—as
she takes in the sights of the Ozark
Empire Fair at Springfield. The
frock she’s wearing won first place
in a county fair contest and com
peted with more than 600 other
dresses made from cotton hags at
the Ozark fair. Incidentally, the
girl in the cotton bag dress is en
joying cotton candy.
Mrs. J. M. Whitley Is
Buried Here Wednesday
Funeral services for Mrs. J. M.
Whitley of Zebulon, who died at
her home shortly after midnight
Monday night, were conducted
Wednesday afternoon at the Zeb
ulon Baptist Church. The Rev.
Paul Carruth of Zebulon and Dr.
George J. Griffin of Wake Forest
officiated. Burial was in the local
Pallbearers were L. E. Long,
Avon Privette, W. R. Collie, L.
M. Gould, and L. A. York, sons-in
law of Mrs. Whitley; and Wallace
Mrs. Whitley, the widow of the
late J. Mike Whitley of this com
munity, haa been critically ill
for some time. She is survived by
five step-daughters, Mrs. Avon
Privette and Mrs. L. E. Long of
Zebulon: Mrs. W. R. Collie of
Rocky Mount; Mrs. L. M. Gould of
Smithfield; and Mrs. L. A. York
of Kannapolis.
Five brothers, J. F. and B. T.
Williamson of Raleigh; Page Wil
liamson of Ln, Angeles; R. L. Wil
liamson of Rocky Mount; Ben Wil
liamson of Washington, D. C.; and
two sisters, Mrs. J. T. Parker and
Miss Nell Williamson of Raleigh.
This, That & the Other
Fifty years ago this month the
Ladies Home Journal’s housekeep
ing expert stated that a family of
eight adults with two servants
would need to spend about seven
teen dollars a week for food. A
little less than twenty-five cents
apiece per day. And, mind you,
this was not a sum to be expended
by poverty-stricken persons; but
by a servant-helped household.
It sounded absurd till I remem
bered that in those days a woman
would hoe com or tobacco in the
field all day long for about fifty
cents, if she had to make her living
that way.
Probably no one can bring up
a family without becoming involv
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
Zebulon Scouts End Year
With 31 Members;
Register with Council
Thirty-one members of the Zeb
ulon Boy Scout Troop were list
ed on the roll when the local
group applied for reregistration
this week, Scoutmaster Barrie
Davis stated. This is four more
than last year, when 27 Scouts
were registered with Troop 40 in
the Occoneechee Council.
Heading the list is James Deb
nam, now a student at Campbell
College and the only Eagle Scout
in the troop. Two Life Scouts, Bill
Brantley and Rod Horton, were
also registered.
The troop year, which ends
December 31, was termed a suc
cess by troop officials. Although
the Camping program was crippled
by the polio epidemic, the troop
made an overnight trip to White
Lake during the summer, and was
cited by the Council for its camp
ing activities.
Four members of the troop,
Warren Greene, Robert Lee
Privette, George Massey, and
Barrie Davis, became members
of the Order of the Arrow, honor
camping fraternity. Three troop
members, James Debnam, Rod
T crton. and Bill Brantley, were
•’’ready members, having gone
'"•oueh the Ordeal in 1947.
The troop is sponsored by the
Rotary Club, which pro
;des a committee to assist in
mnaeing Scout affairs. The Rot
"rv committee is headed by Mel
v, o Ma c sey and Ashley Murphy.
rr,K ° Rotarians contribute over
*ls 00 each month toward expenses
cf the t r oop.
Scoutmaster Barris Davis has
completed his third year as leader
of Troop 40, taking the position
in 1945 after he left active duty
with the Air t’orce. Ferd Davis
serves as assistant Scoutmaster.
For the coming year, the Scout
master said, emphasis will be
placed on camping, with more
rigid requirements for those tak
ing part. Only Scouts rankrngr
Second Class or above will go on
overnight camps, and only First
Class or higher ranking Scouts
will take planned trips.
Troop work on the First Aid
Merit Badge will occupy the time
of the Scouts during the first
three months of the coming year.
Cleaning Completed
Cleaning and repainting of the
Zebulon water tank was completed
last week, Chief Willie B. Hopkins
said yesterday, and from now on
housewives shouldn’t be bothered
with dirty water in the lines.
ed in the care and feeding of vari
ous and sundry pets. My own
experience has embraced kittens,
puppies, guinea pigs, rabbits, fish,
crawfish, tadpoles, toads, froga,
harmless snakes, ducks, bantam
chickens, a baby ’possum, a squir
rel, terrapins, turtles, a billy goat,
ponies, and a hawk. Some of these
were called pets only by courtesy.
And the end is not yet; for at
present I am attendant and part
time companion to a screech owl
which Dalmon Whitley gave my
youngest son and which is quarter
ed in the chicken brooder.
Looking at a screech owl, one
who has not heard it screech would
never believe that so tiny a bird
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