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VOLUME I. NO. 8
SCHOOL TO BE
ON AUGUST .31
Neat Pamphlet Is
Board and Tuition
Rates Are Very
Trof. Johnson is sending out neat
i four-page folders, announcing the
opening of Wakelon School. The next
: session begins August 31, 1925.
The information in this pamphlet
gives the location of the school, twen
ty miles east of Raleigh, on the Nor
folk-Southern Railway and on hard
surface road between Rocky Mount
The buildings are located near the
incorporate limits of the town of Zeb
ulon on the road leading to Wake
field. The buildings are among the
finest in North Carolina.
Further information concerning the
Accredited high school.
Standard elementary school.
Graduates of high school admitted
without examination to any college or
university. ' ' >
Graduates of elementary school ad
mitted without examination to any
Strong faculty; threemen and ve
women in high school: thirteen teach
ers in elementary school; two piano
teachers; one teacher of Expression.
One hundred sixty-three pupils in
high school; four hundred ninety in
Courses: English, Latin, French,
History, Science, Mathematics, Home
Economics, Agriculture, Music and
Brick building, electrically lighted,
steam heat, running water in build
Girls’ dormitory: Brick building,
electrically lighted, baths, steam heat,
thirty rooms, evening study hours un
der the supervision of a high school
teacher, experienced matron.
Boys’ dormitory: Electrically light
ed, ten rooms, running water, evening
study hours under supervision of a
high school teacher.
Four literary societies; wide-awake
One of the most beautiful high
school campuses in the State.
All forms of athletics: Football,
basketball, baseball, volley-ball, ten
nis. Trained and experienced athletic
Expenses— Tuition per month:
Grades one to seven 53.00
High School 5.00
Music —, 4.00
Room, rent per month—
Boys’ dorminary $4.00 j
Girls’ dormitory 5.00 j
Minor dues per month
Athletics (all high school pupils) 25c.
Societies(all high school pupils), 15c
Board—Good table board is furnish
ed at cost. A tentative charge of
SI 6 per month for whole time board
and sl3 per month for part time
board is due and payable at the be
ginning of each month according to
the actual cost of board for the pre
ceding month. Payment of the ten
tative price in advance is required
of all boarding pupils and teachers.
This enables the manager to pay cash
for provisions, thus securing them at
the lowest possible cost.
All pupils living outside of Wake
lon School District but in Wake Coun
ty are required to . pay tuition only
for the last two months of school. All
pupils living outside of Wake County
are required to pay for the entire
time they are enrolled.
All dues are payable monthly in
advance, a month being understood as
four weeks or twenty-eight days. Re
duction from board or tuitition
charges is made only in cases of
absence for a full week on account
of sickness or other unavoidable
Those who stay in dorm tories are j
The Zebulon Record
REPRESENTING FOUR COUNTIES—WAKE, JOHNSTON, NASH and FRANKLIN
OF TOWN BOARD
Transacted by the
Assigned to Their
A regular meeting of the Board
of Commissioners of the town of
Zebulon was held last Monday night.
There was practically a full attend
ance of the board and a general line
; of routine business was transacted.
,j Mayor E. C. Daniel presided, and
j J. I). Finch, acted a.s clerk to the
be- H. be being treasurer of the town.
There was some discussion along
' the ! n of cleaning the city IT; :n the
| well growth of weeds, and other mat
ters pertaining to a cleaner, healthier
I and beautiful town.
The following committee were r.p-
I nointed to serve the town in the fol
lowing capac ties:
L. M. Gould and M. J. Sexton—Fi
| nance committee.
W. C. Campen and W. D. Finch—
Dr. C. E. Flowers, who was recent- 1
!y elected a member of the board,
. vas assigned on the Sanitary commit
•I. D. Finch- S< ere ary ' reasurer.
The appointment of these commit
tees were held over from a previous
meeting, in o/dor i.o get each com
! mittee lined up for their respective
The committees are now ready,
along with Mayor Daniel, to co-oper
ate with every citizen in any way that
will be for a better town in every re- ,
The officials of the town invite
suggestions along any line that will
be to the advantage of the citizen
ship. Every citizen should take a
pride in his home town, and should
work in conjunction with the com
mittees along all line with the ulti
mate end in view of improving the
town—both streets and sidewalks, as
well as front and back yards. By the
co-operation of every one it will make,
our town a better town to live in, and j
will cause people from other towns to j
take notice, thereby helping the other
towns as well as ours.
A Terrific Storm
In Raleigh Early
A terrific wind, rain, hail and elec
trical storm shortly after 5 o’clock
Tuesday morning shattered a record j
breaking period of drought in Ral- i
eigh and the immediate vicinity, but j
at the same time did heavy damage j
both in the city and the country.
Gaining a velocity of forty-nine
miles per hour and holding this gait
for more than a minute the wind
caught great trees in its swirl and
left them uprooted or twisted as
though a destructive giant had
amused himself. '
The Capital Square sutfered espe- j
ciallv. Twenty-one tree swere torn
to shreds by the force of the wind in
the square and their trunks and
boughs were scattered about the j
walks and grass plots. Other sec
! tions of the city also suffered but
| the storm seems to have centered in
j the central section of the city.
801 l Weevil More
Numerous in State
Infestation of cotton fields by the
boll weevil now averages much higher
than at any time last year and is
much heavier in southern and eastern
"cunties of the State, growing pro
gressively lighter in the western cot
ton area, according to Franklin Sher
man. of the State Division of En
tomology, of the A. E. College, at
There are about 82,000 miles of var
ious kinds of electric cables in the
United States protected with a cover
ing of more than 327,000,000 pounds
asked to bring necessary towels,
linen, and blankets.
Pupils desiring rooms reserved are
required to send SI.OO with their ap
plication as on evidence of good
faith. This amount will be deducted
from their first month’s dues.
There is room for only a limited
number of boarding pupils.
Those ir.itrefted should communi-1
cate at once with Professor B. H.
j Johnson, Zebulon, N. C.
ZEBULON, N. C., FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 1925
The Great Commoner Now
at Rest m Arlington Cemetery
Followers of William Jennings Bryan Join
in Impressive Rites.
Not Deterred By Al
Simple White Marker!
Tells That He Was a j
Colonel of Infantry
Last Friday evening at Arlington
j cemetery, the body of William Jen
nings Bryan was laid beneath a j
j peaceful grass grown hillside to sleep j
The special guard keeps watch be -;
, s : de his grave. In common with the !
valorous company of soldier and sailor !
dead among whom he rests in the |
i National cemetery, only the quiet |
tread of troopers on their regular pa
trol of the great field of the fallen
resound above the Commoner’s burial 1
He is in the keeping of the God;
and of the nation to whose service his I
life was given.
The form and inscription of the j
I stone tribute to his memory that
ultimately will replace that marker
still is to be planned by the grieving j
widow and the many friends who
would do him honor.
The long, last journey of the Com
moner from the Tennessee village
where he fell asleep ended under the
tight drawn canvass of an Army tent
spread to shelter his grave from the
driving rain that had fallen since
A” Appeal to The People
Zebulon and (oiiiiiiuilv
Calling For Help For Destitute Farmers
Who Lost Their Crops
List of Those Who
Have Assisted Since
About three weeks ago one of the
severest hail storms in the history of
: this sect on of the State visited a
nearby section of Wake, Franklin, rrd
Nash counties and almost completely
j destroyed the crops of the farmers
living in the path of the storm. More
I than a hundred families living in this
I section are in destitute circumstances
[ and will suffer for the comforts and
| necessities of life unless their more
fortunate neighbors come to their re
In response to an earnest appeal
for help from a number of citizens of
Zebulon the American Red Cross has
made a donation of SSOO for the re'ief
of our unfortunate neighbors and has
consented to assist in raising more
funds for ther relief. Contrary to
the opinion of many of our people the
services of the Red Cross committee
are rendered absolutely free of
charge. Last week’s and this week’s
| issue of the Record contained state
ments of the amounts that have thus
far been raised. A good start has
been made, but the amount raised up
to this time is wholly inadequate to
meet the need.
Neighboring towns arc responding
generously to the appeals that are be-,
ing made through the Red Cross, but
one large town espec ally—perhaps
more—is waiting to see what Zebulon
is going to do before making its con
tribution. Naturally our neighboring
towns and communities feel that the
town lying nearest the stricken sec-,
tion should take the lead in ra sing
I the necessary funds. If wo people of
Zebulon and the surrounding communi
• ties will open our hearts to the needs
| efforts will be multiplied for our ex
j ample will ge followed by other towns
and communities to which appeals are
Possibly some of you feel that you
early morning, to cease only a mo
ment before the funeral party arrived
at the cemetery.
Within that small inclosure there
was no room save for the casket,
wrapped about with the glowing col
ors of the flag the dead man had
served in peace and the little group
of nearest kin nad a handful of the
many friends of his three decades of
These and the ministers of the gos
| pel who said above him the rites for
i the dead, and who a little time be"or;
| had given him the last bene I (i ,r
of the church alone saw the cash'’:
-ink slowly down into the earth as the
so!ft (falling of an Army bugle lulled
the sleeper to his long repose with
;i i lender notes of “taps,” the soldier
Even the sorrowing woman who
j was his dearest care, and who had sat j
] beside his casket throughout the
i funeral service in a Washington
i church, did not see that last scene of
j the career in which she had so large
i a share. Gripped by her infirmities,
| she remained in her closed motor car
a hundred yards from (he tented
grave until the buggle notes brought
to her the message that the long
I strain was over, and her dead at peace
| at last.
As the simple service was said, the
J tioops, carrying only side-arms, stood
i a rigid salute until th* bugle notes
had died away over the gentle, wood
| ed hills about.
Before the fallen leader, now come
to his last mil tary honors, was sur
rendered to soldier keeping at the
south gate of the old cemetery, h
was received down in the haze cov
ered city beyond the river, the solemn
service that men of his religious faith
had designed in reverence to their
are not able to make a contribution
but think, friends, how much more
fortunate you are than our neighbors
who have lost almost their entire
means of a livelihood for the nex
twelve months. Think how easily God
could have sent a similar calamity
upon us. Th nk how quickly an all -
wise God could completely wipe ou
everything we have, and th»n thin'
how much we would appreciate help
from our more fortunate neighbors
Who knows but that in the all-wise
providence of God the very people foj
whom we are appealing to you for
help may some time be in a positioi
to render a similar kindness to you
Almost without doubt some of us t r
whom this appeal comes will some
time be in destitute circumstances and
dependent upon our neighbors fo>
the necessities of life. It will then
be a source of consolation to remem
ber that in the good year 1925 wher
an appeal was made to us to give of
our means to help our unfortunate
neighbors we did not turn a deaf ear
to the appeal.
We have the pledge of the Red
Cross committee and the local com
m ttee that every cent that is donated
for the relief of our neighbors will be
used for the purpose for which it is
donated. A committee, composed of
citizens of Zebulon and adjoining
communities has been appointed to in
vestigate thoroughly the circum
stances of families who appeal for
aid, and every care will be taken to
see that the funds are wisely dis
In the name of our Master, who
said: “Inasmuch as ye have done it
unto one of the least of these my
brethren ye have done it unto me,”
and who commanded us to love our
i neighbors :s ourselves, and in th?
name of his religion which wc profess,
we make this appeal to you. Let us
do our full duty in this matter, and
“Ve- ly we shall not lose our reward.
The following compose the commit
tee from Zebulon:
('. 11. Chamblee, Chairman.
F. E. Bunn, Treasurer.
F. D. k inch. Chairman of Finances.
Mrs. J. I>. Davis. E. C DanM. J. K.
Barrow, I). I). Chf.r.iblee, W. K. ’
Baker, W. C. Camper).
NOTICE TO HIGH
Wakelon High School
Desires to Consult
With Students or
Parents for Better
The local members of the Wakelon
! High School faculty met last week and
went over the whole enrollment care- j
fully to see what could be done about ■
removing conditions on last year's
work. As a result of that meeting we
are ca'ling another.
We want all students with condi
j tions on any subjects, who possibly
can (if they have not already satisfied
the teacher in charge of these sub- j
ects) n eat us at Prof, John on’s
ilfice »e>.t Wednesday morning, Aug. (
1 Iran 9 to 12 o’clock. The reason j
or calling this meeting so early is
hat we may have time to get some
hing done before school opens.
Any other student or patron of the
.iigh School who would like to talk!
>ver any matter of school interest
ith u- s cordially invited to meet us
it this time .
la th- c ti• >. Iwe should like to
urge that all students expecting to
■liter the High School at this session
be thinking seriously about what
course of study they want to take.
Let the r parents help them to make j
intelligent decisions. We feel that |
his is a very important matter, and ■
all teachers will be glad to talk with !
parents or students at any time in re- I
yard to choice of courses.
We, the teachers, are looking for- j
ward eagerly to the beginning of a !
new year’s work, with a new chance
to do better than we did last year, j
We earnestly ask the help of every- •
one of you—students and parents. Let!
us make this the best year, from ev-
ery standpoint, that Wakelon High
School has eyer had.
Wakelon High School Faculty
Per Mrs. W. K. Phillips.
A double shooting occurred Sunday
'.afternoon about 6:30 at the farm
home of J. B. Ausbon, six miles from
Robersonville and nine miles from
Williamston, N. C., when Geo. W.
Moore, aged 60, and his son, Moses
Moore, were shot and instantly kill
ed by Ausbon, the son-in-law and
brother-in-law of the dead men.
A TEN-POUNI) BOY
The stork arrived early Monday
morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
A. R. House and left a ten-pound
baby boy. The mother and baby are
More Donations to
Donations since last week forthe 1
Planters National Bank, Rocky
Mrs. .1. A. Kemp, Wakefield 1.00
Mr. D. S. Joyner, Wakefield 5.00
Miss G. Gray, Greenville, ,3.00
Mrs. C. W. Mayo, Tarboro 10.00
Mr. H. G. Ellington, Henderson,
Rocky Mount Chapter, American
Red Cross 100.00
Miss Mabel Ilartsfield, Raleigh
Farmers Cotton Oil Co. Wilson,
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Win
ston-Salem, 500.00 |
Stedman Stores Co., Zebulon 5.00
Prof. B. H. Johnson, Zebulon, 5.00
Mr. A. I). Antone, Zebulon, 5.00 j
| Carolina Office Equipment Co.
Rocky Mount, 5.001
Contentna Guano Co., Wilson,
, Mr. W. E. Reynolds, Winston
j Salem, 200.00
PRICE: One Year, $1.50; Single Copies, sc.
TH E RECORD
Will Print Your
Durham Responds to
; Request of Former
Figures $600,000 Un
der Estimate bv
“Under th: same rule that obtained
from 1921 until 1925, the condit’on of
the SLile Treasury on June 30, 1025,
would have shown a ‘deficit’ or debit
balance of r 'J. 123,320.22, which does
.not include 8710,000 which has been
j deducted from the total amount,” de
clared State Auditor Baxter Durham
in response to a request by former
Governor M- rrismi for a state sent of
the condition of the State on an accru
Auditor Durham had previously
[certified that the condition of the
treasury or. June 30 showed a cash
deficit of $9,438,531.01, the difference
if $>,315.211.33 representing the Aud
tor’s estimate of $5,005,211.39 of
‘taxes leva I but m-t collected’’ on
June 30 last and the $710,000 items
representing a deficit in the public
school fund carried over fr< m the
Bickett administrat or.
At the time he made his request of
the Auditor, former Governor Morri
son made an estimate of his own on
the same basis of $2,528,531.01, or
i about SOOO,OOO less than the Durham
| estimate. In the statement contain
j ing this estimate Mr. Morrison refers.
I to an alleged attempt to credit the
i Morrison administration with a nine
million dollar deficit as “a foul blot
upon the banner of the progr s.-ives of
this State,” and declares that Govern
or McLean has been unjust to the
Minister Kills Wife,
The Rev. George W. Holder shot
and killed his wife and then killed
himself at their home in Richmond,
Va., last Saturday.
The shooting took piace in the din
ing room, and both are believed to
have died almost instantly. Police
have not definitely assigned a motive
but declared their preliminary inves
tigation indicated ill health was the
cause of the tragedy.
The couple, who were married only
recently, apparently were in the midst
of their morning meal when the wife '
j was shot down, and the minister then
| tired a bullet through his own heart.
; Reports of the two shots were heard
; by neighbors, who rushed to the scone,
I to be met by a 1,3-year-old daughter
| of Holder by his first marriage. They
found Mrs. Holder lying face down
| ward on the dining room floor, and a
i few feet away was the body of her
Pending the arrival of Dr. J. W.
i Brodnax, the coroner, the bedy of
Mrs. Holder was not moved.
Holder retired from active ministe
rial duties several years ago and in
recent months had been working in a
Mrs. Holder had been his house
keeper until she be ,ime his wife. The
retired minister had been dl for about
a week but went to his work Friday,
j Both were thought by the police to be
: bout .35 years of age.
Holder’?- fir i wife died several
; years ago leaving three children who
| now survive the father.
DUNN SAYS THEY HAVE
FIRST OPEN COTTON
Cotton is beg:;-!,; ,g to openin the
j Dunn district. Open boite were
shown in that town last Friday bv
Ellis Goldstein and 11. W. Jemigan,
hf"e ib.-v g 0.,» f.est to report open
cott-n in that <v»etlnn