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VOLUME I. N 0.3.
Leaders Launch Pro
gram for Immediate
Based on $20,000,000
Loan and $2,000,000
Quake Air Fund
Santa Barbara, Cal., June 30.—The
city of Santha Barbara, yesterday the
victim of one of the most disastrous
earthquakes in Pacific coast history,
tonight closed the biggest business
day in its civic annals with the for
mation of a program of a re-con
struction that foreshadowed a great
rejuvenated community.
Facing an estimated loss of between
i $20,000,000 and $25,000,000, with pos
sibly $2,000,000 of earthquake in
surance, the b» business, indus
trial and civic leaders launched a pro
gram of immediate building based on
a $20,000,000 loan and a $2,000,000
earthquake aid fund.
On the grimmer side of the picture
the death toll mounted to ten when
the body of R. M. Litchfield, wealthy
Santa Barbara resident, was found
under a pile of bricks on State street
corner. Earlier Herrado Charis, in
jured Mexicon, died at the Cottage
hospital. This left the list of injured
at two and hopes for the recovery
of all were held out by the attend
ing surgeons.
By nightfall of today the work of
temporary re-building was virtually
completed in the Santa Barbara Tele
phone Company’s plant, and an im
ninent resumption of local telephone
service was promised.
Crops of All Kind
Promising and All
Farmers Pleased
Nearly every farmer we meet has
a broad smile. The outlook for a
good crop of tobacco, cotton and corn
is the most promising of many years
past. This is why the good farmer
friends are all smiles—and they
should be thankful, as well as proud.
In talking to one of the largest
farmers in this section a few days
ago, he stated that he believed that
the crop this year, up to the present
time, was the most promising he had '
seen in many years. He stated that j
he believed that there would be more
tobacco made to the acre in this sec- ,
tion than for many years past.
The cotton crop was fine, he said,
and if u.ithing unforeseen happened,
the yield would *e far greater than
any year for fifteen. He stated
that the boll weevil was in evidence in >
some section but not enough to be
alarmed over, as he thought they {
would do comparatively little damage.
The corn crop, he said, was the best
up to date of any time within the ten
He stated that if the proper seasons
come for the next twenty days, all
the crops—cotton, tobacco and corn—
would make wonderful yields.
He said he saw no reason why the
farmer should not be cheerful and
every one should wear a broad smile.
The number of airports and landing ,
fields for the exclusive use of air
planes in the United States now ex
ceeds 3,200.
For the use of travelers a hat box
has been invented that folds flat when
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Mre. Sparrow, Main
Witness, Preparing.
If Brought lilt Court
Evidence Will Con
i vict Him, She Says
Washington, N C., June 2‘J.—Elbe
Griffin, now Mrs. F. W. Sparrow, Jr.,
is preparing a statement by means of
which she hopes to bring about a
conviction of Joe Needleman, travel
ing salesman, on a charge of assault
as originally charged, was the state
ment made here this afternoon by H.
Dennis Griffin, of Robersonville, wdro
last month was sentenced‘by JudgeA
A. Sinclair to serve thirty y<*
hard labor following convicy Jj
having mutilated Needleman, and
is now out under $50,000 bond, pend
ing an appeal to the Supreme Court I
for a new trial.
Griffin said further that evidence
had been uncovered to the effect that
Tom Lilley, also of the Boberson
ville section, was the man who had
performed the operation upon Needle
man on the night that the young
salesman was taken out of the W il
liamston jail by a mob of two score
or more men. Lilley, shortly after
Solicitor Don Gilliam began his in
vestigation that led to the arrest of
members of the mob, shot himself and
died a short time ago.
Griffin was released from the peni
tentiary under bond about three
weeks ago and has been in Roberson
villc since that time. He c;yne here
today to purchase a new automobile
license and he talked freely on de
velopments that he said had arisen
since the conclusion of the William
ston trial.
“Effie was the most surprised per
son in the world when she learned on
; the last day of the trial that the case
! against Needleman had been nol
pressed,” he said. ‘‘The grand jury
had found a true bill against him and
I she had made an affidavit detailing
j the attack that the salesman had
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Tobacco Association
Confirms Previous
A dispatch from Rocky Mount, June
i 29, savs: September 1, the prev
i iously recommended by the Ware
‘ housemen’s Association, was confirm-
I ed and officially fixed as the opening
date for the Eastern Carolina tobacco
markets at the annual meeting of the,
! Tobacco Association of the United
i States which was concluded at Nor
j folk Saturday.
The dates designated for the open
ing of the auction markets in the
various states and sections follow:
Georgia, July 28; South Carolina,
August 4; Eastern Carolina, Septem
ber 1: Middle Belt, September 15;
Old Belt, October 1.
In addition to fixing the dates for
the markets’ opening, the Norfolk
meeting of the tobacco association
I took up various problems and matters i
I concerning the tobacco trade. Sev
, eral addresses by prominent speakers,
in addition to outings and steamer
excursions which m: de up the enter
i tainment features for the three days’ l
, session, were likewise included on the j
program. A. B. Carrington, of Dan
ville, was elected president of the to
bacco men.
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We know that money is scarce, rd ill be until the fall when
tobacco and cotton begins to come in. ,\\e know that you want to read
our paper each week. Wo know that it will help you in some way.
The price of the paper is very small for an eight-page weekly paper
and we know that when the year rolls around you will be perfectly
satisfied that you have received full value for your money. We want
you to get the paper regularly and we want you to read it. We also
want you to tell your merchant every time you buy from him—if he
has an ad. in the paper, to tell him you saw the ad,; tell him you saw
the prices quoted in The Zebulon Record, 'then again, we want you
to ask your neighbor if they subscribe to She Zebulon Record. Ihe
Record is the people’s paper. We want every one that can to write
articles for the paper, send them in am! let us all be friends. 1 his
will make us all better for having I.ved in (his world. We are going
to make a prop -i,ion to all who have n«>t the c..; h ;.t hand now, to
bring us anything that they have for sole —eggs, chickens, meat, corn,
(lour—anything that we can live on. We are willing to take this in
trade far subscriptions, for job work, or for anything you want print
ed. We want you to come to see us. Get acquainted with us. We
love company. We have something in Zebulon that was never here
before. It is a Linotype Machine. A machine that makes its own
type. It is real interesting to see it at work. We will gladly explain
the manner in which it works, thereby giving you some knowledge of
typesetting by a machine. Then we will show you over 'ho press de
partment, explain how we make the print on the white paper. All of
this will be interesting to you if you have never seen it done belore.
The invitations is extended to all. We want you to come.
When your watermelons and other fruits are ripe, you can
bring us some, and we will gladly give you credit on the paper for the
same. It is fine to have friends that come along now and then and
present one with a nice melon, or basket of peaches, but we want to
pay for these with a subscription to our paper. We are not begging,
but are willing to give value receive. W e arc here to serve the public
with a newspaper second to none published in our State.
Yours for a Good Paper,
July 14th Ihe Date
For Opening Up
the Bids
A special from Durham says: Con
j tracts for the erection of the first unit
i of Duke University will be let on the
norning of July 14, according to infor"
I mation received here. The bids will
be received by a Philadelphia firm of
I architects employed by Jamesf B.
| Dului.
Notices received here during the
pr st day or two by local contractors
! conveyed the information that the
contracts would be let on the date
' named. University officials know no
! thing of the plans regarding the let-
ting of the contracts, according to
! ore of them today. The details are
I being worked out by the architect
I under the direction of Mr. Duke and
the university authorities have not
li en informed reg; rding them.
Eleven new buildings arc* to be
er ted under the contract to be
av M' Hed next month, according to in
fi• i'lii.i> ion received, and all of them
are expected to be erected on the Tri
| nity campus.
Large Delegation
To Attend the
National Meet
With five additional girls signify
ing their intention of attending the
| national conference of Business and
Professional Womens Clubs in Port
land. Maine, the week of July 12, the
; North Carolina delegation will num—
; her 25 to 26. An attendance prize
for the size of the delegation and the
distance that it has come will be of
| sered, and the North Carolina feels
j that it will now stand in line for this
Plan.s for North Carolina's part in
the Southern Pageant are going for
| ward, and North Carolina’s exhibi
, tion.
There’s no traffic congestion on the
straight and narrow path.
II !■ I!!■ I ■HI IT HI I I T- «r I
Those Who Will Be at
The Head of Each
Warehouse Here
The Center Brick Warehouse, of
| Zebulon, for the sale of leaf tobacco
. at auction, will be managed this sea
! son by men of expedience.
Mr. R. M. Sanford, who was wth
the Co-operative Tobacco Warehouse
i last year, has associated himself with
! Mr. J. A. Wells, and these two well
; known tobacco men will be found at
| Center Brick to get the best prices
for the farmer. Both Mr. Wells and
Mr. Sanford have been on this to
j bacco market for about fifteen years,
and they need no introduction to our
The Wiggs Warehouse this season
will be run by experienced tobacco
men —Mr. W. L. Wiggs, who was one
of the first men to open a warehouse
in Zebulon, something like seventeen
or eighteen years ago, and Mr. Charlie
| Robertson, one of the largest tobacco
farmers in this section of the Wake
county, will be at the head of this
Mr.- Wiggs, the pioneer tobacco
warehouse man, is known far and
wide as a man that will use his efforts
to get the farmer the best price for
his product.
Mr. Charlie Robertson, the junior
partner, is a good tobacco farmer and
knowing tobacco from the seed to
the warehouse, is a man well known
to this entire section, and when one
puts his tobacco on sale in the Wiggs
Warehouse, he may rest assured that
Charlie Robertson will do his part to
get the best price for his farmer
The Wiggs Warehouse is located
just across the railread, near the pas
senger station.
Mr. Frank Miller and Mr. Harding,
the latter a:, expert, visited the farm
of Mr. Miller, located near Wilson, a
few days ago, and found a great many
squares punctured and a number of
eggs, and several boll weevils over a
limited area. The infestation will
probably run ten per cent in the opin
ion of Mr. Miller and Mr. Harding.
PRICE: One Year, $1.50; Single Copies, se.
Mrs. Vanderbilt One
of Two Members
Commissioner of \griculture W T . A.
Graham has called a meeting of the
State Board of Agriculture to be held
n Raleigh on Wednesday, July 8. It
j ms been announced that consideration
j f a budget for the new fiscal
•ear will be the principal business
Mrs. Edith Vanderbilt, of Biltmore,
vho was appointed last year by Gov
ernor .Morrison to lill a vacancy on
the board, was one of Die two mem-
S ;s of the board not reappointed by
Governor A. W. McLean. While it is
mderstood that Mrs. Vanderbilt would
have accepted reappointment, a fight
was made on her by both political
factions in Buncombe county and the
point was raised that she is not a
legal resident of the State and there
fore not qualified for the position.
Mrs. Vanderbilt was succeeded by
1 E. Grover Roberson, while T. J. Finch,
of Randolp, succeeded C. C. Wright,
long superintendent of schools in
Wilkes county, as member of the
board from the seventh district. F. P.
.atham, of Belhaven, and Dr. Clorenc
?oe, of Raleigh, the other two mem
bers whose terms expired, were re
appointed by the governor, while the
remaining six members of the board
hold over.
Mr. T. D. Godwin gave us the first
cotton bloom of the, season. It was
taken from Mr. Godwin’s farm, near
Zebulon, on the 23rd of June. He
j ays that if he had planted all his
cotton early he would habe had plenty
of blooms on the above date. He says
that cotton as a general thing is the
finest seen in many years. The out
!ook now is for a record-breaki.ig
yield this year in cotton in this sec
Mrs. M. B. Chamblee had the mis
fortune to break her arm last week.
| We hope that, she will soon recover
; from this accident and be herself
Moving Pictures
to Be on Next Fri
day and Saturday
Mr. Fleming, the moving picture
man, informs The Record that he will
start next week the pictures again,
| and they will be shown in the City
Next Friday and Saturday is the
1 date for showing. It is not known
: how long the show will continue in the
City Hall Building, and it is hoped
! that before long the old theatre build
ing on Main street will be used for
that purpose in the near future.
Remember it is next Friday and Sat
urday, the 10th and 11th.
Saturday’s Heavy
Rains Did Very
Little~ Damage
Last Saturday evening this vicinity
was visited by one of the heaviest
i rains of the season. Fortunately
there was rio hail to huit the growing ;
There, was quite a severe wind and
rain storm reported at Smithfield.
The damage to the crops in that sec
tion did not amount to a great deal.
fVie principal damege Vas the un
roofing of some houses and blowing
down of a few trees. No lives were
I report-.* 1 lost in that section.
Will iVi ;t Your
Community News
Various Amusements
to be Held for-Those
Who Attend
Airplanes and Auto
Races Will Be Fea
ture of the Day
D üblc parachute drops from aero
planes, wing walking, changes from
> plane to plane in the air, and a leap
f: am ; n automobile speeding at sixty
* miles per hour to a plane racing along
' just above it, v. ill be a few of the fea
tures which will be present >d at State
‘ Fair Grounds on July Fourth by
Mabel Cody’s ‘lying circus and auto
mobile racers under the auspices of
the National Guard Band.
Seats are being constructed for
twenty-five hundred persons along the*
race track where some of the best
dirt track automobile races in the
country will perform. Lack of proper
> seating arrangements have heretofore
> handicapped events at the Fair
1 Grounds, but will not handicap this
! event as seats ill be provided for
• all who attend.
In addition to the races there will
><■ a style parade for local girl driv
ers with valuable prizes awarded the
‘ young ladies vAio show the greatest
I skill in handling their cars before the
Another feature will he the lean
from the rear end of an automobile
going seventy miles an hour which
wiil be made by Bob Dugan, noted
’ dare-devil.
Mabel Cody, neice of the famous
‘ Buffalo Bill, who thrilled Raleigh -
5 folks with her dare-devil stunts here
' last fall,' will be thou in person with
5 her flying circus and will t dee pert in
“ - person in the aerial performances.
. I ;
Seven Hundred and
Ninety-eight From
A total of (>,871 people in Wake
j County have already bean vaccb *‘ed
r j against typhoid fever thi summer :\ 1
the dispensaries held by ihe County
Health Department, This compares
favorably with the 5,208 who
: vaccinated in 1924, the 3,899 in 192 ).
! and the 2.950 in 1922. Against diph
, theria 651 have been vaccinated this
year, while 790 were vaccinated in
1924, 522 in 1923, and 540 in 1922.
Dr. A. C. Bulla, county health offi
cer, attributes the drop in the number
taking the diphtheria vaccination to
the large number of children of aeh rol"
age who were given the Schick test
■ 1 and vaccinated when found positive
; this spring. On the whole, he thinks
that the public is becoming more and
more educated in the matter of vacci
I Os the number vaccinated this year
798 were from Raleigh. While he
is finishing the work in the rural
of the county, Dr. Bula stated that
numbers of people here had not fin
ished the vaccinations, and he expects
, to be busy with this work for at least
another week or so.
" *
; A dispatch from Jackson, Wyo.,
I jays: The North end <>f Chief Moun
tain in the Teton National Forest
near here is cracking, probably as a
result of the earth tre.noA which
rocked four Rock;- Mountain states
Saturday night and another avalanche,
greater than that of last Tuesday,
into the Gros Venture River is fear
ed, forestry officials reported.
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