U THE RECORDS
t Your Caper—Are
You its Friend?
, VOLUME I. NO. 4
\ HITS ZEBULON
Great Electrical Cur
rent, Wind and
Last Monday evening about 9:30
Zebulon was visited by one of the
most severe electrical, wind and rain
storms of the year.
People who were on their way home
i from visiting, or on the streets other
wise, had to seek shelter wherever
it could be found.
In the late afternoon of Monday,
a heavy cloud hung over the north
west, but, fortunately, it passed on in
other direction, and many were heard
to say that we “missed a good rain.’’
During the day Sunday and Monday
the dust throughout the town was
very much in evidence and a good
shower would have helped things con
siderably, but the rain failed to come,
but as the evening of Monday came
on, the lightning in the southwest
became more and more in evidence,
until about 9:39, the wind began to
blow and the thunder roared from all
four corners of the earth, and the
sharp flashes of lightning made one
want to be in some dark, secluded
spot, with both eyes shut. Many peo
ple began to close down their win
i dows and shut the doors. It was evi-
I dent that we were going to experience
\ an awful storm.
-/ One of the greatest things that
worried many of our good people was
the thought of “hail.” A heavy hail
storm would do much damage to all
growing crops, and would be an awful
thing to our farmers at this hour.
But Providence smiled on this imme
diate section, as the only damage was
by water washing in many place and
The tobacco in this section is a
large variety and leaves are very thick
on the stalks, making a heavy weight
in the green state, and the wind could !
do as much damage, as perhaps the !
hail, at this time.
The corn—some just putting forth :
the “tassel” and chutes, and just in
a stage when the grain will begin to
make, could be cut short by the wind I
blowing it down and stopping the j
growth, but we escaped much of this !
during the storm of Monday evening.
The cotton —now branching out and j
growing as fast as it can, the forms j
(or squares) making headway so fast !
that by August 15th much of it will
be opening up ready for the pickers,
if nothing unforeseen takes place.
Cotton did not suffer but little from j
the effects of the storm.
All the crops in this section look
fine, and the prospects so far are for ;
a bumper crop.
The Board Meets in
Morehead City on
Summons have been served upon Dr.
E. H. Bowling, of Durham, one of the
six physicians recently tried in Feder
al Court in Raleigh for violations of
the Harrison anti-narcotic act, to ap
pear before the State Medical Board
which meets in Morehead City during
the week of July 12. A hearing will
be held with a view to determine
■whether or not just cause exists for
the revoking oof his license to prac
tice his profession in the State.
Dr. Bowling received the stifFest fine
of any of the doctors from Durham
tried in the dope cases. His fine was
first set at a thousand dollars, but
was later reduced to half that amount
by Judge I. M. Meekins.
REPRESENTING FOUR COUNTIES—WAKE, JOHNSTON, NASH and FRANKLIN
CHAINED TO TREE
For Ten Bays They
Had Been Missing
A Chattanooga, Tenn., special says:
Dr. W. D. Mason, veterinary sur
geon, and Lawrence Bowman, who
have been the object of a ten days’
search by a posse of more than 150
1 men since their mysterious disappear
' ance on Signal Mountain the night of
! June 23, were found handcuffed and
chained to a tree by Jim Thomas,
Both men were alive but in a seri
ous condition due to their long expos
ure and insufficient nourishment. They |
were brought to Chattanooga in an
Mason and Bowman, after being
sufficiently revived, stated that they
had been set upon the night of their ;
disappearance by *five hooded non.
carried off from Dr. MaronV. car and
chained to a tree. Each night they
were blindfolded and removed to an
other place, they stated.
As the two men were found on a
spot that was previously searched
by a posse, it is believed that the
men were moved each night to a sec
tion of the mountain that was search
ed on the previous day by the posse,
their discovery being thus prevented. :
While very thirsty, Bowman was
able to talk, according to Thomas,
but Mason did not speak. Bowman |
said that it had been four days since
Mason had eaten, having become ang
ry at being held captive and refused I
to eat and drink on one occasion. The |
captors then grew angry with Mason, j
Bov man stated, and refused to either 1
feed him or give him water.
Finding of the men occurred when
Thomas, accompanied by his 9-year
old grandson and a German police |
dog, were seeking hogs that had es- ;
'oed from his farm. He was amaz- 1
ed, he stated, when he saw Bowman, '
his face covered with a heavy growth
of beard, thinking he was an appari-1'
| “I first asked him if he was thirs
l ty,” Thomas stated. He replied:
j “H—l, yes.” I always carry water
j on my horse, as it is impossible to se
cure water on the mountain due to the
long drought. I fetched him a bottle
of water, which h- grabbed at greedi
j !y. T succeeded in twisting it from
j his frenzied grip, after he had taken
about three swallows, as I feared the
! ;ffects might kill him.
“I then turned my attention to Dr.
.Mason, Who was laying in .a stupor
ind Lawrence said he had not spoken
all morning. I forced the mouth of
‘ho bottle through his lips and allowed
the water to go through his teeth.
Makes Two Raids
But Captures One
Still and Beer
Deputy Sheriffs Richardson and E.
l P. Denton, Saturday night, the 4th,!
| made a raid on a supposed still, about j
I two miles south of Zebulon. The of- j
j fleers captured a 35-gallon Copper still
j and destroyed about 50 gallons of |
| beer, meal, Red Dog and sugar.
Another raid was made later on.
This time they took in the territory <
about four miles north of Zebulon,
where they were informed a still was
in operation, but the officers found
only beer —about 100 gallons of beer.
They found plenty of evidence that a 1
| - till had been in operation, and no :
doubt the operators intended to do j
some moie stilling soon, as the beer
was about ready to begin work of i
making “some kind of brandy,” as the j
beer contained ground apples and j
! MOVES WATERWORKS OFFICE
Mr. J. D. Finch, superintendent of j
the water-works, and treasurer, has :
moved the water-works oftice from j
the City Hall building on West Hor
ton street, to the water plant. Anyji
one desiring to transact business with *
Mr. Finch will find him at the water
plant, or phone 71.
ZEBULON, N. C., FRIDAY, JULY 10, 1925
TO OPEN PEACH
EXPOSITION, 2 3
Hamlet Laying Plans
For Big Time On
Occasion of Peach
Advices from Hamlet says:—The
I Carolinas Sandhill Peach Show is
I again an assured attraction for mid
summer visitors to Hamlet and the
peach belt of the Carolinas. The most
i important preliminary detail incident
j to this annual exhibit was the raising
, of funds for carrying out plans and
determining the date for holding the
how. These preliminaries are ir. the
prst and the steady grind to whip into
shape attractive exhibits and added
amusements for visitors has begun in
Governor Angus W. McLean, who
has shown so much interest in the
de-elopment of every section of the
commonwealth, was unstinted in his
approval of the Carolinas Sandhill
Perch Show for 1925 and has made
known his intention to be present on
July 23, and formally open the show
with an address appropriate to the
occasion. The presence of Governor
McLean at this exhibit wall be the sig
nal for hundreds of Carolinians and
many from other statesc to make their I
way to Hamlet and avail themselves j
of the double opportunity of seeing
and hearing North Carolina’s distin- j
guished governor and view the at
tractions of the Peach Show.
Visiters to previous exhibits need
only to be toid the date on which this j
year’s exhibit is to be held to assure
.heir attendance, but as there are to
bo many add'd attractions at this
year’s exhibit, the task of the man
agement from now until July 23 will ;
bo to “say so” to the general public
and make ample provisions for enter
taining the increased number of visit-;
ors for each day of the occasion.
: I PRC!? KISER’S
Retires After Thirtv
four Years School
Prof. R. G. Kizer, of Salisbury, N.
j C., last week retired as head of the
! Rowan county school system, a posi
| lion he has held for the past 34 years,
j He will, however, continue a vital con
-1 nection with the system in an advis
j orv capacity so that the schools of the
1 county may have the benefit of his
| rich knowledge in school administra
| tive matters. During his 34 years of
j consecutive servive Mr. Kizer has I
j served under seven state superintend-
I ents. Prior to his connection with ;
j the county schools he had served 15 ]
j years as superintendent of the Salis
bury schools and has taught in the
Prof. Kizer is succeeded as county
superintendent by George Howard,
| who comes from the state educational j
: forces. Mr. Howard is a son of Geo.
! Howard, of Tarboro. He has held
i several important positions with edu- I
rational institutions in the State. He
| taught at Goldsboro, in the N. C. C.
1 W. at Greensboro, was county super-
I internment of Edgecombe and in that.
position put on the first trucks to be j
j used in the State to convey rural chil- i
• iron to school. This summer he taught i
! rural administration in the University
; if Kentucky.
Mr. Charles Edward Pippin an- 1
ncur:c*';, the marriage of his daughter,
Mary Belle, to Mr. J. Frank Sheffield, 1
Monday, July the sixth, nineteen hun
tired and twenty-five, Zebulon, North
At home, after the fifteenth of July, I
Spray, North Carolina.
President of Norfolk
The outlook for the agricultural
in Eastern North Carolina is splendid,
T. R. Loyal!, president of the Norfolk
Southern Railway Company, said
while on a periodic visit to Charlotte
Enins in the eastern section have
j been a boon to the farmers, President
Loyall said, adding that they are fear
ful lost too much water fall. The to
| bacco fields are looking fine, hut the
| cotton is not of the best in places, h'
remarked. Mr. Loyall reported a short
| Irish potato crop in the section
around Norfolk, hut expressed the
j opinion that the growers would go.
, about as much as they did last year
i " ith i largo crop. Peaches are very
fine this season, and the sandhills
country is reaping the benefit, he de
President Loyall appeared pleased
expressing the belief that his road
will carry a good tonnage this year.
He admitted that automobiles are cut
j ting into passenger transportation
I sharply, cheifly on local runs, indicat
-1 ing that in the next few years local
i passenger by rail will lie almost a
thing r,f the past. Motor trucks, too,
are taking much freight from the rail
roads, chiefly on short hauls, the offi
President Loyall said that his road
:s contemplating no changes in its
system just now.
Speaking of Eastern North Caro
lina. the railroad official said that one
< f its great needs i; manufacturing
on a larger scale. The raw material
:< near at hand. Advertising of the
advantages of the section would great
ly help this movement, lie commented.
| SETTLES TAXES
1924 Taxes For Wake
$1,174,639.84, as of
Taxes collected for 1924 in Wake
county amount to $1,174,639.84, as of
j June 25, out of a total abstract of
$1,223,650.46, according to the settle
ment of Sheriff I). Bryant Harrison
which was made Tuesday to the board
l of county commissioners. An addi
j tional 817,822.52 has been listed and
! collected by Auditor Henry G. Hold
The collections for 1924 already ex
ceed the amount collected for 1923 by
I the sheriff and auditor, which was sl,-
155,175.94. The total abstract in 1923
j was §1,149,324.83. Tile amount already
J collected this year by the sheriff and
the auditor is $1,241,372.98.
The settlement shows that only
§49,010.62 remains to be collected by
the sheriff to meet the abstract. The
uncollected taxes are $34,760.08 for
insolvents and §12,929.10 for delin
quents. Rebates totaling $19,232.97
have been made.
Taxes already collected are divided
among the various county funds as
1 follows: General county fund, $86,-
; 347.45; general school fund, $41,-
, 437.12; special county school funds,
, §38,530.08; special county school bond
fund, 380.294.72; special county roads.
§28,971.18; special road bonds, $34,-
538.95; general school bonds. $17,-
269.50, and county bond funds,
Th" Raleigh city schools get 8217,-
399.08. The schools there share in the
general school fund and a) ;o get $52,-;
803.40 in d’“trirt funds.
Poll taxes during 1924 totaled si7,-
496 and dog taxes $3,838. 1
PRICE: One Year, $1.50; Single Copies, sc.
qua Will Be Pre
Watch the paper and the store win- j
dows for further notices concerning j
this aesthetic, energetic, atheletic and
magnectic group of artists who will!
present their latest acts to the com- \
munity. An unequaled chance to see j
the best at a most reasonable price.
Featuring such widely known and pop- j
ular artists as Gillard Will, Saurice!
Matisky, Derma Wawson, Roselle
Mobertson, Hargh Morton, Cuhy
Reech, Bildred Mougghton, Donny
O’Jeer, and many others equally well I
known and talented.
Do you keep up with the theatrical
world? Here’s your chance to see j
what we claim to he the most stupend
ous production ever put across in the
theatre of our town. Positively no
rough -tuff. Everything will be care
fully filed and sand-papered before
placing on the stage. The admission
fees will he within reach of all, and
the programs will be entertaining to j
ail from Barrie S. Davis to Ma Hunt. I
Good music, good veves, beautiful j
girls, i nd handsome men veil all com-1
bined to make this one o+’ the most
enjoyable entertainments of the sea
son. Some time and trouble has been
spent by the producers in gathering
together this gc up, whose services
are eery greatly in demand by many
others; but they will feel amply re-J
paid by the pleasure which it will I
give ov.r town r.nd community, and the :
ultima! element which it will bring
with it ■
Bringing together as it will, the ed
ucational world, the social world, and
he scientific, as well, as the musical
and the humorous, it will excel the
:>lu-' Back Speller, Scientific Monthly,
ho Scale of C, l he funny paper, and a
date with your best girl all combin-
Come and bring the family, the re
latives, the neighbors, the giu sts, and
ihe in-laws. Don’t leave the baby.
Think of how, in the years to come, he
will rejoice at a chance to say: “Why;
I saw it when it was here!” Don’t
cheat him out of the chance of a life- j
Be on hand for the first of the se
ries, and you will not be willing to
miss a single one. You will cheerful
ly work overtime for the necessary
cash rather than let one number go j
Keep your eyes open for further ad- 1
vance notices concerning Time, Place,
Admission and the like.
Prepare now not to miss one of
these magr.ifieient and wonderful oc
casions. Will positively be the hit 1
of the season.
Further notice next week.
Will Borrow Money
For Buildings For
The Governor and Council of State
has passed a resolution author
izing the Governor and Councl of
State to borrow money in anticipation
of the general fund bonds authorized
by the 1925 General Assembly in order
that the institutions may proceed with
their building programs. All con
lracls for buildings must he approved
under the new law by the Governor, as
director of the budget.
Governor McLean has announced
:hut no State bends will be issued
prior to January 1, 1926, and all
State financing is now done by short :
term notes. The 1925 General As
sembly authorized $20,000,000 ir,
highway bonds and 85,125.000 in gen
eral fund bonds of which about s:],-
700,000 is for permanent improve
ments at institutions, the remainder
being funding bond ;.
It has been demonstrated by a
Princeton University professor that
the human ear can become fatigued
sufficiently to affect the sense of
Will Print Your
Helpful and Interest*
| ing Figures for
j A church census in religious life is
1 very much like an inventory ir. busi
| no. lilt. It gives the church a vrork
; ing knowledge of the community’s
spiritual a amts and possibilities. A
survey has lately been made of Zebu
lon and the surrounding section by a
I committee from the Baptist Sunday
; school which v/e believe will not only
j be interesting but helpful to any ore
who will study it. This urvey is ap
proximately correct for working pur
poses. In a few cases the committee
was unable to see the family, but we
suppose there were less than a dozen
people not seen.
Below we give a summary of the
Church members in Sunday school,
302; not in Sunday school, 143.
Others in Sunday school, IG3; not in
Sunday school, 179.
Church membe rs in Sunday school,
lOt; not in Sunday school, 22.
Others in Sund: y school, 69; not in
Sunday’ school, 10.
Face Will Baptist.
Church members i:i Sunday' school,
20; not in Sunday school, 2.
Others in Sunday school, -2; not in
Sunday school, 1-4.
■ Presbyterian, 1; Russeilite, 6; Luth
, clan, 1; Episcopalian, 8; Quaker, 1;
Primitive Baptist, 5; Christian rr Dis
| eiple, 6.
Os the 21 are church members; 8
attend Sunday school. »
Only 42 per cent of Baptist church
members are in Sunday school, and 58
per cent < f all the Baptist belief are in
; Sunday school.
Eighty-three per cent of member- *
Dip of Methodist church is in Sunday
‘ school. They have 87 per cent of
: their possibilities utilized.
The Free Will Baptists give a 96
1 per cent Sunday school attendance of
their membership ard have 71 per
cent of their possihili iej utilized.
Sixty per cent cf all the people ore
church members and 64 per c f r.t of
these are Sunday school attendants.
Only 71 per cent of all church mem
bers attend Sunday school.
The Baptist denomination claim 73
per cert of all the r' i) ’o; (he Method
ist 20 per cent and (he Free Will Bap
| fist 5 per cent.
The Methodists lead with 87 per
cent of their possibilities utilized; the
Free Will Baptists come i *xt with 71
per cent and the Baptists third with
58 per cent. The Baptists L- d in
possibilities with 73 per cent, the
Methodists come second with 18 per
cent and the Free Will Baptists with
6 per cent.
Os the 1080 people in “church dis
; tance” around Zebulon, more than
half are members of some Protestant
"church. No .Catholics were found.
While the Baptists lead in member-
I ship and possibilities, it will he notic-
I ed that the Methodists and Free Will
j Baptists lead in members and others
in Sunday school. Other comparisons
i will be very inter, sting and helpful to
j those who are interested in the religi
ous conditions in our community. **
While our community is average in
it% interest and attendance in religi
ous services, we believe n-. church
l should be satisfied short of retelling
i the full measure of its opportunities
and responsibilities. If there is any
church in our community that refuses
to use its ability in bringng in those of
its belief, then let some other do it
that will. No denomination has a
monopoly on the Gospel. We believe
that every man, woman and child
physically able should be in some
Sunday school and attend worship on
Sunday. If those of their faith do
not go after them, then let others en
list thorn in things spiritual. Some
thing more important than saving
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