Save a Life on S-D Day—Be Careful!
THE ZEBULON RECORD
Volume XXX. Number 17.
UNION HOPE COMPLETES PASTORIUM
The members of the Union Hope Baptist Church have recently
completed a pastorium valued at SIO,OOO. The pastorium was built
at a minimum cost because the members furnished free timber and
Open house was held Sunday, November 13, 1955. The visitors
were greeted by the pastor, Roy J. Smith, his wife and Mr. and
Mrs. Maurice Massey.
The women of the community served refreshments. There was
around two hundred and seventy-five present.
traffic Law Violations Fill
Recorder's Court Docket
The docket of the Zebulon Re
corder’s Court of Nov. 23 was
cleared of the following cases dur
ing the morning and afternoon ses
Douglas Yates Perry, charged
with operating a Vehicle on high
way while license was revoked.
Suspended on payment of $25 fine
and cost of court.
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LI. S. G. Flowers, Jr.
Pilot from Zebulon
Is in War Games
First Lt. S. G. Flowers, Jr., an
F-86H fighter pilot assigned to
the 429th Black Falcon squadron
of the 312th Fighter-Bomber Wing,
son of Mrs. S. G. Flowers of Zeb
ulon, will be a participant from
Clovis Air Force Base, New Mexi
co, in Exercise Sage Brush.
Sage Brush will test Army and
Air Force troops in the latest con
cepts of retaliatory atomic, bacte
riological, radiological, chemical
and electronic warfare, if it were
ever used against us.
Tactiful Air Command will em
ploy F-100 day fighters, F-86H
fighter-bombers from Clovis Air
Base, B-57 light bombers, tactical
reconnaissance aircraft and Mata
dor pilotless bombers, transporta
(See PILOT, Page 8)
Joseph Thomas Jones, charged
with improper brakes, failing to
stop at stop sign and careless and
reckless driving. Given six months
on roads, suspended on payment of
SSO fine and cost. Pay into court
SSO for use of prosecuting witness.
John Bradshaw, Jr., public
drunkenness. Found guilty, but
suspended on payment of $5 fine
Benjamin C. Heggins of Spring
was charged with having improper
brakes and found guilty. Suspend
ed on payment of $lO fine and cost.
Bobby Earl Harrelson of 217
Lord Ashley Road, Raleigh, found
with improper brakes on vehicle.
Found guilty with suspension on
payment of $25 fine and cost. No
tice of appeal given in open court.
Bond was set at SIOO.
James Willard Wall of Wendell,
charged with having improper
brakes. He was found guilty and
suspended on paypnent of cost of
Clayton Owen Whitley, charged
with disregarding stop sign and
was found not guilty.
Byson Robert Biggs of 121 Col
leton Rd., Raleigh, was found
guilty of speeding at 67 miles per
hour. Suspended on payment of
$25 fine and cost.
John Wesley Bunn was found
guilty of being drunk and disor
derly and was sentenced to 90 days
in the Wake County jail and as
signed to work the roads under
the supervision of the SH&PWC.
Joseph N. O’Neal, charged of
not possessing a chauffeur’s li
cense and a gross weight excess
of 15,000 lbs. Found guilty and
suspended on payment of $25 fine
Roy Baker, Jr., 711 S. Dawson
(See COURT, Page 8)
Miss Linda Bailey, daughter of
Mrs. Nora Bailey, was the winner
of a S3OO scholarship for her work
in entomology, it was announced
by L. R. Harrill, State 4-H Club
Miss Bailey has been outstand
ing in 4-H Club work since her en
trance into high school.
Zebulon, N. C., Tuesday, November 29, 1955
Safe Driving Day Observance
Is Set for Dec. 1 in Zebulon;
Prizes Offered for Best Driver
10 Gallons Gas,
Certificate to Be
Given Best Driver
As a part of pre-S-D Day activi
ties, a traffic safety contest will
be conducted in Zebulon to re
ward an expert driver.
Called “Spot Checks for Driving
Experts,” the contest will award
a prize of ten gallons of gasoline
to the driver who has been judg
ed outstanding behind the wheel.
Officials of the local police de
partment and the State Highway
Patrol will make the selection.
The contest begins today and
ends at midnight, December 1,
which has been designated as S-D
Day by the President’s Committee
for Traffic Safety.
The winning driver will be pre
sented an “expert driving” certifi
cate by a police official. This cer
tificate will entitle the winner to
ten gallons of gasoline donated by
Sidney Eddins and Avon Privette
of Phil-Ett Service Station.
What makes an expert driver?
Here are some of the qualifica
tions that police observers will
1. Smooth driving. You can al
ways spot an expert by his smooth
driving the way he blends with
the flow of traffic without jerky
stops and starts.
2. Perfect timing. Watch how an
expert driver anticipates his next
move long in advance. That takes
perfect timing. He never darts
from from lane to lane.
3. Constant control. That’s an
other sign of an expert behind
the wheel. He knows that driving
at reasonable speeds will enable
him to keep constant control of his
sar. He knows, too, that excessive
speed is the number one highway
4. Good judgment. The expert
always adjusts his driving to road
conditions. He knows what to ex
pect at night, during wet weather
and on heavily traveled roads. He
(See BEST DRIVER, Page 8)
Zebulon Seeks Goal of Perfect
Safety During Safe Driving Day
It is entirely possible for Zeb
ulon to go through “S-D Day”—
Safe Driving Day, Thursday, De
cember 1— without a single traf
fic accident, Chief of Police W. B.
Hopkins said Monday.
“We can achieve this goal of no
accidents on S-D Day,” Chief
Hopkins said, “if we accept the
idea that traffic safety is an indi
vidual, personal matter.
“If every man, woman, and
child in our community will keep
in mind that traffic safety is his or
her own personal responsibility,
Zebulon has received a challenge from President Eisenhower not
to have a single traffic accident during the 24-hour period begin
ning tomorrow night at midnight and ending at midnight Thursday.
l>r. Clifton W. Everett
Lay Leader Is
Dr. Clifton W. Everett, lawyer
of Bethel, and Associate Lay Lead
er in charge of organizing Metho
dist Men’s Clubs over *the N. C.
Methodist Conference, will be the
main speaker at the Charter-La
dies Night of the Zebulon Metho
dist Men, Wednesday, Nov. 30 at
The supper meeting will be held
in the Fellowship Hall of the
church and all the men of the
church and their wives or sweet
hearts are invited. At this time
the charter of the club will be
George Broughton remains in a
serious condition Tat Rex Hospital
following an automobile accident
Mr. Broughton collided with a
car driven by two construction
workers from Rocky Mount on
their way home to Mississippi.
The accident occurred op the
Wendell-Zebulon by-pass in the
vicinity of Everett O’Neal’s store. I
No charges were lodged against;
the drivers of the cars.
we can wipe out the traffic acci
dent problem as effectively as
medical science has eliminated
some of our dread diseases of the
“S-D Day will be observed in
every community in the United
States. It is a tremendous nation
wide effort to prove that traffic-!
accidents can be reduced if all
motorists and pedestrians coop
erate. The President through his
Committee for Traffic Safety is'
lending the full support of his of- I
fice to this program. It deserves
the full support of all of us.”
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
Thursday, December 1, 1955,
will be the second annual S-D Day,
or Safe Driving Day, when each
particiating community will seek
to avoid damages to persons or
property from the use of motor ve
hicles, according to the President’s
plan to demonstrate that traffic ac
cidents can be greatly reduced
when and if motorists and pedes
trians fulfill their moral and civic
responsibility for safety.
The community of Zebulon cur
rently has the reputation of being
a speeder’s haven but the rest
of Wake County is also considera
bly ahead of any previous year in
traffic fatalities. Consequently the
day, according to Wake County
Chairman Fred Fletcher, should
have special significance for the
The first S-D Day, last Decem
ber, brought a reduction in traffic
deaths and injuries against the
comparable day in 1953; this year
a still greater decrease is sought
by the President’s Committee for
Traffic Safety, of which Gov. Rob
ert F. Kennon of Louisiana is
Mayor Wilbur T. Dcbnam has
proclaimed Thursday as S-D Day
for the municipality, and law en
forcement officers are cooperating
with him in seeking to curb acci
(See S-D DAY, Page 8)
Agnew Price, son of Mrs. Mil
dred Price, was seriously injured
early Sunday morning when his
car over-turned about a mile and
half east of Zebulon.
Price’s neck was broken at the
base of his skull, it was learned
when he was admitted to Rex Hos
pital. It was not known whether he
received any other injuries from
Damages to the vehicle were not
known at the time of public pub
lication, though it is not believed
to be extensive.
Price is employed with the Bur
lington Mills Corp. near Raleigh.
Chief Hopkins suggested these
specific safety rules to drivers and
1. Observe the letter and spir
it of all traffic regulanons.
2. Be courteous to every driver
and pedestrians practice sports
3. Give full attention to driving
In short, drive and walk as you
would have everyone else drive
“Let’s make every day Safe
Driving Day in Zebulon,” Chief