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VOLUME I. NO. 12
Large Crowds Invade
Zebulon on Tobacco
Sales Start Out With
a Rush and Every
body gets Busy
Tuesday evening there was a heavy
electrical storm through this section,
accompanied with a heavy down-pour
It looked as though the storm would
interfere with the tobacco opening on
But in the early evening the clouds
passed away ard the moon shone out, j
giving evidence of fa.r weather for
The morning came with a clear sky, j
arc! from early morning wagons and
automobiles came into the town from
all sections loaded with tobacco.
It was the opening day for the sale
of leaf tobacco at auction.
The warehouses were filled to over
flow, many wagons and autos wait
ing for available space to unload dur
ing the morning.
The Center Brick warehouse started
Auctioneer Turner, before begin
ning the sales, announced that the j
women of the First Baptist church j
would serve barbecue to all those that ,
wanted to partake of it. They were !
located in the building next to the |
The first pile of tobacco auctoned
off was 144 pounds, owned by Clias.
Watkins. The price was 12 cents per
Thousands of people were on the j
streets and in the warehouses.
Wiggs Warehouse was filled to over
flow, and the second sale was at this ;
warehouse during the afternoon.
The prices paid were considered
fair by some, and by others it seem
ed the price was small.
However, considering that the sale
was made up of considerable amount |
of primings, which never brings a
high price, the good tobacco bringing
a fair price.
The warehousemen had been work
ing from the early morning, and con
tinued until If.to in the afternoon.
There was not very much tobacco
received at the Co-op. receiving ware
house on Wednesday, but we were in
formed that the advance was con
sidered good—the average advance
price being around 12 cents per pound,
we were told by the man in charge at
On the Zebulon market Wednesday,
there was handled something like
200,000 pounds at an average of 17
cents per pound.
There was a block sale at the Wiggs
Warehouse, the entire morning and
part of the evening devoted to the
sale of tobacco on the Center Brick
Between 7,000,000 and 8,000,000
pounds of tobacco were handled in the
busines of the opening day of the
markets in the bright leaf belt in
Eastern North Carolina on Tuesday,
bringing an average of about 16 cents
per pound for an aggregate value of
the day’s sales at more than $1,250,-
000. All records for opening days’
sales were broken in several of the
larger markets, reports say.
Sales reported unofficially on Tues
day night follows:
Wilson, 1,700,000 at 16c.
Kinston, 1,285,000 at 16c.
Greenville, 1,000,000 at 16c.
Rocky Mount, 650,000 at 21c.
Goldsboro, 500,000 at 15c.
Washington, 250,000 at 16c.
Warsa\ , .100,000 at 18c.
Farmville, 261,000 at 16.47.
Smithfield, 250,000 at 16c.
Tarboro, 150,000 at 16c.
Wendell, 20,000 at 22c.
C. W. Parrish and Mrs. Parrish was
(.resented by the Stork with p baby
girl Wednesday, September the 2r.d.
THE ZEBULON RECORD
AN ACCIDENT AT
REIDSVILLE, N. C.
Crossing Crash Take
a Toll of Five Lives
The Carter street grade crossing
just north of the passenger station at
Reidsville, N. C., where in the past
several fatalities have occurred, was
literally turned into a slaughter pen |
about 7 o’clock Sunday night when
Southern Railway passenger train,
No. 35, rounding the curse at a rap'd
rate of speed at that point crashed
into an automobile in which were rid
ing four women and one man. Every
member of the automobile party was
The dead are:
Jack Hilliard Carter, age 31, of!
New York, and Reidsville.
Mrs. Eugene Irvin, age 45, wife of !
Eugene Irvin, cashier of the Citizens’ |
Bank at Reidsville.
Mrs. Monton Oliver, age 44, sister
of Jack Carter and wife of the pub- j
lisher of the Reidsville Review.
Mrs. Lillian L. Oliver, widow of I
John T. Oliver, of Reidsville.
Mrs. Nina Johnson Cone, of New
York, and late of Asheville, and cou
sin of Mrs. Manton Oliver.
The acc dent occurred at the same
spot where about two years ago four
members of a family named Pillar
MOST OF STATE
I SCHOOLS OPENED
THE PAST WEEK
j 000 Children in Pub
The next few days will find more
tin n 800,000 public school children en
rolled in North Carolina schools, and
of this number about 25,000 will be
!in Wake County. Last year’s enroll-
I ment was approximately 793,000 Sup
• l intendent A. T. Allen states, and the
I enrollment figures have been cl.mbing
' at the rate of about 20,000 per year.
Mr. Allen points ou that the nor
-1 ma! rate of increase would carry the
| enrollment figures this year to 83 3,-
i 000, including both grammar grades
and high schools.
The enrollment in Raleigh alone is
expected to be from 6,800 to 7,000,
Superintendent H. F. Srygley, of Ral
eigh, says. J. C. Lockhart, superin
tendent of Wake county schools, re
ports an enrollment of over 15,000
last year in the schools, while a ma
terial increase is expected this year.
Around 220,000 negroes are expect
ed to enroll in the public schools, ac
cording to an estimate made by N. C.
Newbold, State superintendent of ne
gro education. Newbold estimates
that there are in round numbers 300,-
000 negroes of school age in the
State, and that around 75 per cent of
these will be enrolled in the publ.c
A large proportion of the schools
opened this week.
j Wakeloon School opens next Mon
j day, the 7th.
Mr. Allen states that throughout
the State practically all the eight and
nine months schools will be under way
by October 1, and probably every
school in the State will be in opera
tion by November 1. In the western
section of the State, many schools
have been in session for some weeks.
This is in order that they may recess
in October and November that the
children may help in harvesting the
In command of this army of school
hildren numbering nearly a million,
there will be approximately 19,000
teachers. The State as a whole spends
approximately $22,000,000 per pear on
her entire school system, Mr. Allen
stated, and has in return a much mere
i . fticient system than many states who
’ -pend mare money and employ more
REPRESENTING FOUR COUNTIES—W AKE, JOHNSTON, NASH and FRANKLIN
ZEBULON, N. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1925
A PROGRAM PUT
ON BY RALEIGH
Present Fall Open
September 14, 15, 16
and 17th the Dates
For Big Event
The Merchants Association of Ral
eight has sent out neat eight-page
pamphlets, and are preparing for the
Fall Merchandise Opening on Septem
ber 14, 15, 16 and 17th, 1925.
We present a part of the program: J
“Home Folks and Guests:
“The Merchants’ Association of
Raleigh presents herewith its pro- j
gram of the Fall Merchandise Open
ing for ninteen twenty-five to be held ;
Septembe 14, 15, 16 and 17th.
“A program containing a co-oper
ative fashion show, window displays,
interior store displays, individual
fashion shows, debutante ball, and a
suburban day should appeal to all
Raleighites and their guests.
“Nothing has been spared to make -
this showing one of the most at true- j
live, entertaining, and profitable!
i vents ever presented here.
“We hope the program will please. I
Signd: Fall Opening Committee —
0. ( . Gunn, Chairman, D. Holonian, ■
j Grier Hudson, Harry Kaplan, E. B. j
1 Year by.
Monday, the 14th, Fashional Show.
Fall styles of nineteen twentyfive, for
Men, Women and Children, presented
in a Fashion Show, Monday evening,
September 14th, City Auditorium,
Raleigh, eighty-thirty o’clock. Admis
sion 50 cents.
Styles in order of appearance: Chil
dren's display, morning attire, after
noon dress, coats and wraps, dinner
I frocks, bridal display, evening and
I formal wear.
I Feature numbers between each
The following firms will give show
ings: Berwanger’s, C. R. Boone, Bdy
ktn-Peurce Co., Cross & Linehan, El-
I lisburg’s, Gilmer’s, Gunn’s lludson-
Belk Co., Kaplan Brothers, King &
Holding, Whiting-Horton Co.
Tuesday, the 15th, Interior Store
j Displays—The interior of Raleigh’s
j retail business houses is recognized
i as the most beautiful and artistically
! arranged of any in Eastern North
j Carolina. That is consistant with the
j city’s reputation as the educational
j and social center of the State.
Those who have not been privi
ledged to see merchandise in its most
attractive setting are especially in
vited to witness the contest of Interior
Store Displays, Tuesday, September
j 15th, a new innovation for Raleigh
* * 4t * *
The display will start at eight
o'clock, lasting for two hours. No
merchandise will be sold. Frizes will
be offered for the most attractive in
terior displays. Contests always
promise the best that can be shown.
What is new and complete in fall
styles will he presented individually
jby Raleigh firms in their separate
fashion show-; in their own business
I houses, Tuesday evening, September
From what can be learned this
part of the urogram promises to be
one of the most attn.ctive and bril
liant features of the Fall Opening.
Wednesday, the 16th, Debutante
Ball, City Auditorium 9 o’clock.
Overture, presentation of debu
tantes, the figure dancing.
Intermission, 11 o’clock. Grand
The committee, Mr. Josephus Dan
! lei, Jr., chief ball manager.
Mrs. Albert L. Cox, committee on
Mr. William A. Linehan, Jr., chief
Forma!—Dance card, two dollars
and fifty cents. S# -ctator’s card,
Thursday, the 17t.h, Suburban Day.
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WILL CALL THE
CHILDREN ON 7TH
Next Monday is the
Time to Open Wake
Pupils Are Urged to
Be On Time on
As was announced in last week’s
issue of the Record, the W akelon
and Union Chapel Schools will open
Monday, Sept. 7th. All patrons and
friends of the school are cordially
invited to attend the opening exer
cises at nine o’clock Monday morning.
Parents are urged to start their chil
dren on the first day. On this day pu
pils will be classified and an important
announcements will be made which
every child who will be in school
this session should hear. If there
are some who must stop out later
on to help gather the crops they
should enter on the first day any
way and attend as long as possible.
It is especially important that
; children entering for the first t.m<
i should be present on the first day.
Beginners will not he admitted after
| the f.rst four weeks of school. Five
! \c; r old children who do not become
j six before the Jan. 1, 1926, are in
j eligible to attend this session,
j An earnest appeal to all parents
jto co-operate with the teachers in
their efforts to make this the best
! year in the history of our schools.
One of the best ways they can do
th's is to see that their children are
present every day possible and on
time. An honor roll will be pub
lished in the Record at the end of
each quarter, or month possibly. No
pupil will be on the honor roll who
has been absent or tardy for the
A good average daily attendance
would mean a saving of five or six
hundred dollars to the school each
i year. The number of teachers paid
I out of the State and county funds
depends upon the average daily at
tendance. Last year we had an en
rollment of 490 in the elementary
school with an average daily atten
dance of 393. This entitles us to
12 elementary teachers. If the ave
rage daily attendance had been 22
more or 415 we would this year be
entitled to 13 teachers paid out of
the State and county funds for the
i first six months of the session. As
I was the case last year we shall prob
i ably need 13 teachers in the elemen
tary school, but unless we average
4fa pupils per day for the year the
salary of the extra teacher will have
to he paid out of our local funds.
Failing to maintain the required
average daily attendance w.ll entail
a loss of five or six hundred dollars
to the district. An appeal to all
the parents to send their children
every day possible end in so doing
help us to save this loss to our
School r uhorities have a most earn
est efforts to secure good teachers for
the coming year they have made,
and believe that they have suc
ceeded. Only teachers who were re
commended in every high terms
were selected. With such excellent
! teachers, if parents, pupils, and
friend of the school will thoroughly
! co-operate with us we feel that we
shall have an unusually successful
The following is a complete list
of the teachers:
First Grade: Lucy Turnage, Dor
Second Grade: Mrs. F. L. Page,
Third Grade; Mabel Ripley, Jes.-ie
Fourth Grade: Clarisse J!os«, Mrs.
E. IT, Moser.
| F.fth Grade: Mrs. Dennis Arnold.
Sixth Grade: Rowena Adams.
Seventh Grade: Mrs. K. E. Bunn,
j Olive J. Beasley.
Union ('h; pel School: Willie lle!. n
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PRICE: One Year, $1.50; Single Copies, sc.
COOPS PAY HIGH
ADVANCE IN EAST
Ready for Good Sea
son at all Markets
Raleigh, N. C., August 31—Twenty
five co-operative receiving points of
the Tobacco Growers’ Co-operative
Association opened in as many East
ern North Carolina towns Tuesday
morning with a first cash advance to
growers of sixty five per cent. This
is the highest advance ever made
by any tobacco co-operative associ
ation in the country.
Association officials here Wednes
day had not received reports on the
delivery but they did not expect a
heavy one. The growers in and out
if the association were more in
clined, according to what informa
tion has been received, to watch the
“breaks” on the auction floors and
make a studied comparison of the
full price paid out in auction houses
with the returns which the associa
tion advances will indicate.
Meantime, directors of the associa
tion in the three States were jubi
lant over the repart from the South
Carolina belt which showed that
Hiring the brief time, exactly four
lays, in which, under considerable
pressure from loyal members of the
association, books were opened to
permit non-members to sign con
tracts, more than nine huudered
growers had joined the pool.
Os this number, it was cons’dered
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PLAT F 0 R M
Council Meeting at
Durham, on Octo
Having determined what purpose
1 and policies shall characterize her
i administration, Mrs. E. L. McKee, oi
Sylva, the new [president of the Stait
Federation of Women’s Clubs, an
nounces that the big task oi her ad
min straticn shall be the awakening
as far i.s possible, of every club w <-
man to the great potential power th
lies in the hands of the 53,000 club
members now banded together in the
Federation. To awake them indi - iu
j ally to a consciousness and right us<
| of this power is the undertaking to
j which Mrs. McKee has dedicated her
In addition to the regular routine
work of the clubs, Mrs. McKee has
•hosen three objectives demanding
particular emphasis and special ef
forts during her administration. The
first of these is the work of the de
partment of the American Home. Giv
ing special study to this new depart
ment will be in keeping with the plan
of the General Federation of Women’s
Clubs which created this department
last year, and which has been partic
ularly active and successful in organ
izing and putting to work its machin
ery in the various States. Conform
ing further with the Genera! Federa
tion plan, the name of the depart
ment will he changed to the Depart
i ment of the American Home at th<
' Pinehurst Convention.
To make illiteracy impossible in
North Carolina is the second object
ive for which special effort and co-op
eration is asked of all the clubs. The
department of education through the
Chairman of Adult Illiteracy will wage
a systematic, State-wide campaign
against illiteracy during the cornin'.:
The establishing of State headq’ li
ter# for the Federation is the th rd
objective for which all forward-look
ng club women will work arid which
| they hope to see accomplished during
: th" present administration.
Mrs. McKee, who succeeds Mrs. Pal
i mer Jordan, of Raleigh, as pri <.
of the 1 ederali has not only *. i.-
.1 her program forth( coming c ub
T HE RECORD
Will Print Your
A LARGE CORN
CROP IN EAST
Western North Caro
lina Did Not Have
Will Be Short on Corn
But Eastern Caro
lina Can Help Out
The great variety of soil, climate
and distribution of rainfall makes it
poss.ble to produce in North Carolina
every kind of farm product which can
be grown in the temperate and even
sub-tropical zones; so that one sec
tion can supply other sections
through a lmitural exchange with
products which may he mvdi d. The
uneven distribution of rainfall in
| North Carolina during this crop year
emphasizes a situation that exists
normally in this State. This year
Eastern North Car din;', for instance,
aaa a superabundance • f corn; where -
:■■■ in the western areas corn in sell
ng at a price almost prohibitive to
•he growers of lives! >ck. As a resul
of this, western North Carolina has
for sale thirty to s’xty days earier
than usual a large number of cattle,
sheep and hogs.
Much has been said aml written
I dining the pas y .no rc_ rding the
aeceosity of the ind'-vidual farmer
“living at home." Equally if not more
important, from state-wide stand
point, is the reaii •;* on n the need
! for groups of farmers in various seo
| lions of the State supplying each oth
■ ed th mgh ti ling with
•.coups of farmers in other sections
of th" State. This can he brought,
j about through the organization of
! producers exchanges in he various
| counties or farm comm.ttei ami
I through these omani' .‘ion some cen
j teal agency such as thi State Divis
ion of Market:- cun make known the
markets needs and existent prices pre
vailing in ether sections.
II is the purpose of the State Di
vision of Markets th s fall to bring
about the shipment of carloads of
corn from the east, vvheiv it is need
ed. If not in carload 1 I s, the ship
ment by truck ot seed Pi-It Potatoes
! CII be ere-Miraged from Western
i North C: rolina into storage for
d; ding in the Fust n xt spring.
These are •.-xrunpb f a number of
.mmodii a - tlc.it ".mi be exchanged
within the boundaries of the State
ml it is : i c hope th: t the Division
of M; rkef.s may serve as the con
o'-.-ting lire between th • farmers liv
ing in th< different sc lion of the
State, and thus promote an intra
state traffic in farm products which
will undoubtedly result to the bene
fit of all.
BASE BALL WEDN ESDAV
Last Wednesday the Raleigh Sun
day School league boys came to Zeb
ulon to cross bats with the Zebulon
boys. It was a good game, as shown
: by the score board—Zebulon 1; Ral-
I eigh, 0.
| Raleigh made 2 hits, while Zebulon
j only went to first by a hit. Bunn,
pitching for Zebulon, struck out 5;
[ the Raleigh pitcher struck out 9 men.
Both teams made 4 errors each.
The time consumed to play the
game was one hour nad 40 minutes.
CAUGHT TURTLE IN RABBIT BOX
For some time past there has been
some unusual tracks around tne home
of Mr. M. D. Loves home, and they
were of a rather peculiar kind. Mr.
: Lowe’s son, M. I)., Jr., set his rabbit
| box and caught a large turtle last
: Thursday evening.
year; she • ready to pat it through.
“I want t- begin now,” she said re
rndy wi“' enthusia-m ic, a confer
ence with t.ie edit r oi th!.-: column.
,“I sue big, wi rib-while things to
| do,” she ‘•aid, “and I h ve implicit
Jfnith in th <• who wo to help me do
! them. V -y day I marv el .he v -
. ' >n and tv hi*, opportunity for s.’f-