THE RECORD is
You its Friend?
VOLUME I. NO. 14
The Zebulon tobacco market has
been going higher for the last ten
days, and now tobacco of good qual
ity is selling at a good price. The
warehousemen are all in good mood,
and believe that in the future all good
tobacco will bring a good price.
For the last ten days the market
has improved to a lorge extent, and
now the farmers who bring good to
bacco 'eave satisfied.
Some very good averages have
been made at the Center Brick, and
reference to an ad. on another page
will show that the market has im
proved to a considerable extent. It
is the opinion of tobacco men that
prices will be good from now on.
F. E. Spears sold 564 pounds for
•T T. Scott, sold 548 pounds for
«i. H. Webber sold 766 pounds for
This tobacco was sold at Center
Brick warehouse this week.
ODD FELLOWS ATTEND
North Carolina officers and dele
gates of .the Grand Lodge of the In
dependent Order of Odd Fellows, of
this State, who left September 12
for Portland, Oregon, to attend the
meeting of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge in that city, September 21 to
25, carried with them an attractive
booklet describing North Carolina.
The booklet, which is to be dis
tributed at the convention with the
“compliments of the North Carolina
delegation” carries on its cover a
design of green and browm, showing
pine leaves and cones, “North Caro
lina” being spelled out of the two
Inside, “North Carolina Ideas,” a
continuous set of facts and ideas of
this State, is interspersed with pho
WALKING TO N. Y. TO
PAY ELECTION BET
Feet blistered, but spirits high,
Robert Loar, an attorney of Fair
mont, W. Va., who last fall made a
bet with a friend that if John W.
Davis, the Democratic presidential
canidate, was not elected, he would
walk barefooted from his home to
Tammany Hall, New York, arrived
enroute to the latter city at Phila
Loar chose to make the 400 mile
walk rather than pay the forfeit,
which, under the terms of the con
tract drawn up between the two men,
stated he would have to vote the Re
publican ticket, open ballot, before
tw’O witnesses in 1928.
WRATH OF JUDGE
AROUSED BY JURY
Jurist Sent Body Home After It Had
Freed Defendants In Liquor Charge.
When a petite jury in Mocksville
last week came in and returned a
verdict of not guilty in an illicit li
quor count against J. C. Brewmaker
and a colored man, Charlie Tomlin,
Judge Stack told the twelve men that
there would be no further use for
them in his court and they could go
home after proving their attendances.
Judge Stack let it be known that
he is throughly in sympathy with
the enforcement of the liquor law
and that he would stand for no pussy
footing on the part of juries, not in
words did he openly criticize the body
of men who sat upon the case, but
his action in dismissing them was
even more positive than any words
could have been and spoke volumes
to the hundreds who crowded the
Davie county court house.
A SERIES OF MEETINGS
A series of meetings will begin at
the Free-will Baptist Church, on the
third Sunday night, next, which is
the 20th of September.
It is requested that all members
v ill pray earnestly that a great
meeting may be held ard much ud
will come from this meeting.
The Zebulon Record
MANY NOTABLE MEN WILL BE
Charlotte, N. C. Sept. 15—Theo
dore H. Prioe, for many years one
of the world smost eminent critics
and authorities on the subject of
cotton has just accepted the invita
tion to be the principal speaker at
the Textile Diversification Dinner at
the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
on the evening of September 25th.
The invitation to Mr. Price was ex
tended by S. B. Alexander, chairman
of the committee in charge of the
Mr. Price is editor and publisher
of Commerce and Finance and Cot
ton and Its Products and his address
at the Diversification Dinner will be
on a phase of textile diversification
of intense interest to mill men of
Mr. Alexander also announces the
following speakers who will deliver
addresses at the Diversification Din
ner: Ben F. Geer, president of the
Judson Mills, Greenville, S. C., W. J.
Vereen of Moultrie, Ga., president of
the American Cotton Manufacturers
Association, Geo. H. Harris of At
lanta, president of the Georgia Cot
ton Manufacturers Association, J. E.
Sirrine, president J. E. Sirrine & Co.,
mill engineers, Greenville, S. C., and
Colonel Leroy Springs of Lancaster,
Mr. W. S. Lee, Vice President of
the Southern Power Company, will
act as toastmaster at the dinner and
arrangements are being made to
seek 850 cotton mill executives, bank
ers and prominent business men of
the east and south.
The Textile Diversification Dinner
will be one of the big outstanding
events held during the coming Ex
Last year 650 prominent business
men attended this dinner and it was
necessary to turn away over 150 who
desired to be present.
BUY A MAGAZINE AND HELP
A contest is now on at the High
school. The students are salesmen
for three different magazines—Coun-
try Gentlemen, SI.OO for three years;
Ladies Horn Journal, SI.OO per year;
Saturday Evening Post, $2.00 for one
The profits from the sale of these
magazines will go to the Athletic
Association. It is hoped that the
people of this community will en
courage the girls and boys by buying
these magazines, thereby helping the
MIDDLESEX SCHOOL OPENS
Middlesex school opened last Mon
day with something like 400 pupils,
under the superintendency of Prof.
Rev. Mr. Nobles, of the Baptist
Church of that town made a talk, as
also did Rev. E. M. Hall, of Zebulon.
Prof. Eddins made a timely talk,
in which he outlined a few of the
plans of the school.
It is said that the school has an
entirely new faculty this year.
On last Friday afternoon from five
until seven o’clock, the teachers of
the Wakelon school enjoyed the hos
pitality of many of the parents in
the community when they were in
tertained on the school lawn with a
Preceding supper, “Drop the Hand
kerchief”, in which everybody; and
especially Messrs. Campen, Coltrain
and Wells, took an active interest,
was played. After half an hour’s ex
ercise, supper was announced and
surely the amount and variety of
good food spread upon the table,
furnished evidence of the enjoyable
ness of the occasion for everjone
TACKEY PARTY AT WAKE
Miss Nann Carroll and Miss Es
telle Honeycutt delightfully enter
tained a number of their friends at
a tackey party, at the home of their
grandfather, R. N. Griffin, at Wake
Forest last Friday.
Mrs. J. 11. Carroll and Mr. Acil
Stephenson won the lady’s prize for
the two who were dressed the tack
COFFIN M ANUFACTL RING
The manufacture of coffins has
grown : nto a tremendous industry
providing for the utilization of a
large quantity of lumber not fit for
other construction, due to the fact
that coffins in many instances are
covered with silk and other fabrics.
King Author had the first coffin in
English history, his having been a
REPRESENTING FOUR COUNTIES—WAKE, JOHNSTON, NASH and FRANKLIN
ZEBULON, N. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18,1925
FAIR, OCT. 2-3
Premium List Being
Distributed to Pa
trons of Fair
We have received the premium
list of Eastern Wake Fair, which fc=
to be held at Wendell, N. C., Friday
and Saturday, October 2nd and 3rd.
The premium list is neatly gotten
up typographically, and is from the
presses of the Gold Leaf Farmer.
The booklet contains 38 pages be
sides the cover, giving information as
to poultry supplies, sewing, fancy
work, tatting, knitting, embroidery,
art, oil, basketing, flowers, farm
crops, orchards, truck and garden,
! poultry, livestock, canned fruit and
I vegetables, pickels, preserves, jams,
| jelly, cooking, etc., giving the pre
miums in each of these reports.
Besides the above the premium list
contains many advertisements from
! Zebulon, Wendell and Raleigh mer-
I chants, all gotten up in an attractive
The committee on arrangement and
j decorations are as follows: L. R.
Clark, R. E. Richardson, A. Ward,
T. 11. Hester, Mesdames 11. G. Moore,
C. A. Flowers, A. L. Fleming, S. T.
Wiggins, and S. W. Oldham
DEPORTM ENT CH AIR MEN
1.. M. Knott —Farm and field crops.
Avery Liles—Orchard and garden
M. B. Chamblee—Live Stock.
E. R. Anderson—Poultry.
Mrs. Paul Whitley—Canning.
M rs. W. O. Clayton—Cooking
Mrs. T. H. Griffin—Sewing.
Mrs. A. Ward—Poultry Supplies.
Mrs. J. J. Mattox—Flowers.
Mrs R. B. Whitley—Art.
L. R. Clark—President.
Mrs. Clarence Chamblee—F ir s t
Mrs. M. C. Todd—Second Vice
Mrs. J. T. Allen—Secretary and
The premiums to be given are for
first prize, blue ribbon, and for sec
ond prize, a red ribbon.
POULTRY FAIR OF EAST
WAKE COUNTY, OCT. 2 .3.
The poultry interest is steadily
growing with leaps. Poultry pro
ducts are now in greater demand
! than ever before. Great interest is
expected to be shown at our Com
j munity Fair on Poultry in Wendell,
] Oct. 2-3.
We read of men who succeed so
well with a certain variety. They
j give figures to show big profit and
incidentally have settings of eggs to
sell at big figures. Now figures do
not lie but some times “liers” will
figure. My experience is this, let
high priced fancy breeds alone, be
j cause they are too expensive for the
J average market.
The origin of the common chicken
is interesting. It is a hybrid that
involves two species. One in the jun
gle of India called the “jungle fowl”
rnd is still common there. The other
breed now extent was the Malay or
Asul fowl. The Asul is thought to
have been the first domesticated.
These two fowls were crossed; thus
! \ye have our chickens. There is now
]in this country alone 104 varieties
' recognized. All of these are prac
| tical fowls except the Game and
Bantam. These breeds are knows as
j sport or fancy and ornamental.
The Community Fair is open for
any variety of fowls if they are full
j stock or of a good strain. Bring a
trio of each; one cocherel and two
pullets or hin. They will look bet
ter if they are washed before they
are put on exhibit. Be careful how
you select your prize winners; there
is a standard recognized for all
j breeds. If you will follow the sug
| gestion below it will help. Have the
trio of birds of one size, one recog
nized breed, with the color of that
breed not mixed with feathers of
another breed. Be sure to see that
their feet and shanks are the same
color, watch the ear lobe. Do not
bring birds with scaly legs.
In build’ng your cage meke it
roomy with a place to give them
w'ater and feed. The cages should
I be made so the chickens can be seen
J easily and be taken out and exami
i .led by the poultry judge. Any one
l is eligible. For the winner of the
best display a sack of Peruna Poul
try feed will be given by the Stead
man Stores of Zebulon, valued at $4,
I). D. Chamblee, Esq. one of the di
rectors of the Poultry Department,
Wakefield, N. C.
Figures Show $2,-
619.32 Were Spent
Spent for Relief
We have received a tabulated state
ment of the donation and expendi
tures of the hail storm sufferers of
Wake, Franklin and other Counties,
which the storm destroyed the crops
of many farmers which were in the
path of the storm. Pilot Pearce’s
community and sections around and
beyond these communities suffered
heavily w'hen the hail storm passed
along during the month of July of
Many farmers lost every thing they
had invested in the farming interest.
The American Red Cross sent re
presentatives here to help the suf
ferers. Donation came in from all
directions. From organizations and
individuals, $1,973,32 were received
at headquarters here in Zebulon.
From Red Cross Chapters, $146.00,
and from the American Red Cross,
National headquarters, Washington,
IJ. C., the sum of SSOO Nvas donated,
making a total of $2,619.32 from all
sources. The statement of receipts
and disbursements follows which are
signed by Otto J. Case, Director Re
“American National Red Cross,
Wake, Franklin and Nash
Counties, Hail Storm Relief.
Statement of receipts and expendi
tures close of Business August 19,
From State, County and Munici
pal government None
From organizations and in
From Red Cross Chapters 146.00
From American Red Cross,
National headquarters 500.00
Maintenance (food, clothing
and medical aid) $2,619.32
Total receipts . .. $2,619.32
Total expendtiures .. $2,619.32
Balance . ... None
Above statement does not include
administrative expenses, which are
provided for by the American Na
tional Red Cross out of a separate
fund appropriated for that purpose,
which constitutes an additional dona
tion by the American National Red
Cross to this relief.
OTTO J. CASE,
Disaster Relief Accountant.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 18th day of August, 1925.
Signed: J. D. DAVIS.
My commission expires June 25,
NO DRASTIC CHANGES
AT CASWELL SCHOOL
The new State Advisory Cimmis
sion headed by Dr. W. S. Rankin has
decided it would recommend no im
mediate drastic changes in the pol
icy of the administration of the Cas
well Training School at Kinston. All
but two members of the body of nine
visited the institution for Mental De
fectives. Gilbert Stephenson, of
Raleigh, was elected secretary of the
commissi’on. The members inspected
the school and were told by Miss
Elsa Ernest, staff expert, that 65
per cent of the inmates were capable
of some mental improvement.
Dr. Rankin suggested that the com
mission’s members make a study of
the training of the feeble-minded ar.d
said be would secure data and assist
in other ways. The commission ex
pressed the opinion that the admini
stration should admit children of
higher grades n preference to idiots
for the present.
It is expected that a report on the
body’s findings with regard to the
local institution will not be rendered
for some weeks. Delay will be ne
cessitated by study and research,
which will be comprehensive. Dr.
W. W. Dawson, of the trustees, in
dicated that the population would be
increased to 500 cs soon as possible.
About 360 are being cared for now.
PRICE: One Year, $1.50; Single Copies, sc.
Former President H. A. Smith of
the National Board of Fire Under
writers, in commenting on the 1924
fire loss of $548,000,000, said:
“That this enormous destruction
causes no ripple on the commercial
sea, speaks well for the stability of
stock fire insurance, but such a
waste if unchecked, nevertheless
threatens our economic life.
“If business men in the commun
ity would take up the fire waste
problem and apply practical business
methods to its solution, this country
in another twelve months would see
a material reduction in this needless
economic loss which continues to be
| a heavy drain on our national
Dealing with taxation and legisla
tion, Mr. Smith attributed the large
I number of bills introduced at every
leg slative session, in part, to the
| tendency tow r ard government by bu-
I reau, which he regards as highly
“Os late years,” he said, “the peo
ple seem to be learning more and
more heavily upon a paternal gov-
I ernment, but the insidious encroach
ment of government upon private
business is bound to undermine our
prosperity and bring disaster. ‘The
hand of government in business is
the touch of death.’ If we would
prevent it we must so conduct our
affairs that the people who are the
government will not feel interference
INN EC ESS AR Y EXPENDITURES
CUT ROAD MILEAGE
Our annual road bill is approach
ing the billion dollar mark. The* cost
of state haghways, not to mention
county roads, runs up to astonishing
totals—millions and millions of dol
lars per state.
With thousands of miles of road
to be paved in practically every
state, and available funds for only
some hundreds of miles, it is essen
tial that the officials charged with
the expenditures of the taxpayer’s
dollar study types of pavement which
will give the maximum wear and
mileage at a minimum of expense
for first cost and maintenance.
The California Oil World critici
zes the highway program in Califor
nia, which it claims, calls for an un
necessary expenditure of SIO,OOO a
mile for highway repair work where
cement concrete is used for surfac
ing, when more satisfactory results
could be secured with asphaltic con
crete at a great saving.
It is necessary to lay a heavier
course of cement concrete over a
broken or shattered piece of road
than would be required with asphal
tic concrete, because the cement does
not have the elastic qualities of the
aspralt to bind the broken and loose
particles of the road base into a
shock absorbing resilient mass.
Every dollar unnecessarily expend
ed for new pavement or maintenance,
! means that road which could other
wise be hard-surfaced must go un
COUPLE RE MARRIED
AFTER 38-YKAR PERIOD
After having lived apart for 38
years, James W. Chase, 66, of Palm
Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Ida L. Chase,
61, of Miami, Fla., were remarried
there by the Rev. Speicor B. |
Owens. The Chases were divorced ]
June 29, 1887. Before her marriage
j Mrs. Chase was Miss Eshbaugh of
Lockport, N. Y.
WAKELON SCHOOL NEWS
Begining next week we hope to
have a section of this paper devoted
to Wakelon High School. The plans
are now on foot to have one gentle
man and one lady to edit the school
news. We want to set apart a cer
tain section each week ard hope th«-
school lection \.ill be made of inter
est to ell.
i HEAVY RAIN FALL
After a long and protracted dry
j and hot spell, Wednesday morning
saw relief that has been looked for
I several days.
During Tuesday night thunders
i rolled and lightning flashed for sev
eral hours. Nor was this all -it was
not merely thunder and lightning
for the down pour of ran came as a
relief to all sections around thi'-- c >rn
j munity. Wednesday arrived with a
cloudy sky and refreshing breeze.
Will Print Your
Says Quality of Crop
Better Than the
Raleigh, N. C., Sept. 15.—The state
ment issued by General Manager
Richard R Patterson, of the Tobacco-
Growers Co-operative Association, in
Raleigh this week, as published in the
State papers, has stirred the banker*
and business men of Eastern North
Carolina to a realization of a serious
financial condition which, it is wide
ly believed, would have been even
more distressing but for the opera
tion this year of the growers' orga
Reports to association headquart
j ers since Mr. Patterson and a com
i mittee of bankers’ experts visited the
markets in Eastern Carolina indicate
that the receipts in strong auction
territory have doubled during the
past week. The receipts in South
! Carolina, it is ne.v predicted, will he
j more than twice what they were in
| 1924. The associations price level has
! been maintained in the South Caro
lina and Eastern belts.
Mr. Patterson’s statement: “1 have
! been repeatedly asked since the to
bacco markets opened in Eastern
North Carolina what the Tobacco
Growers Co-operative Association ex
pects to do about the distressing con
ditions which have followed the be
low-production-cost prices offered to
the growers on the auction floor.
“My reply is that the association
now is going to do just what it has
j done since organization: Provide for
| the grower a service corporation
I which will enable him to market his
tobacco in an orderly way. Unless.
I and until the grower and the busi
ness man avail themselves of this
service, no power beneath the blue
1 canopy of Heaven can do anything'
i about the low prices the growers are
“Two excuses arc being offered by
the dealers. One is that the Chinese
revolution is to blame. The other
is that the crop is of poor quality.
“It is true that the Chinese boy
cott has practically forced the Ex
port Tobacco Company which usually
buys one th'rd or more of the bright
leaf tobacco produced in four States
off the market. We hope this con
dition may he only temporary but,
the crop in the meantime is leaving
the hands of the growers and falling
into the hands of dealers.
“The association does not want to
run orderly market ng down the
throat of anybody. What it will do
; depends upon what the business men
I and other opponents of co-operative
j marketing, in the past, do now. The
! association can take the tobacco, re
! dry it and sell it to the best advan
tages of the grower. Unless this
I course is followed, the tobacco passes
| from his hands nito the hands of
i dealers who had nothing on earth to
do with making the crop and who
will have nothing to do with the
profit in it.
“As for the quality of the crop
this year: It is far better than the
average crop of tobacco I h ve seen
! in North Carolina for the past ten
years. I believe I am a competent
“If I did not konw for myself that
it is the best crop produced in years,
1 certainly would have been so per
suaded by the statements the dealers
made in the newrp; pers pr'or to the
opening on the markets.
“I know that eastern North Caro
lina is suffering from the low prices
offered on auction floors. I korw
that the grower is broke again. They
might as well give him ten cents as
to give him twelve and fourteen.
"The business man, the banker and
the professional man in eastern North
Carolina can remedy this situation
now. It is up to them. When they
whole-heartedly wish for better mar
keting conditions and improved prices,
I they can git them.
“It is a historic fact that when
Rome wa. burning dw* n and the
news was carried to Nero ha sent
back word that it was a esse for the
fire department. The deplorable, the
pathetic condition in eastern North
Carolina if a case for the merchant
• rid hanker of eastern North Caro
THE ROUND DOZEN CLUB MEETS
The Round Dozen Club niet last
week wi*h Mrs. L. M. Gould at her
home on Horton street. As the guests
arrived they were invited into the
living room, where thev were pre
sented to Mrs. J. Mike Whitley, a re
lent brib-. After all the members
had arrived they spent an hour play
ing “Cuckoo ”
Mrs. B. H. Johnson was vo*ed the
host actress ard received the prize,
the booty going to Mrs. J. Mike-
Bes'des the following members,
Mesdz m*r- Finch, Sexton. Johnson. C.
i V. Whitby, Brantley. H : nh»n, Mr:.
I Gould had as guests Mrs. R. E-Ward*
|of Oxford; Mrs. A. R. Ackerman-,
I Mrs. Long, of Raleigh, and Mrs. J.
Kik< Wile .
An ice course was served.