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VOLUME I. NUMBER 15
THREE PER DAY
Homicides and Acci
dents Big Death
Over three persons were killed
every day in North Carolina during
August by violence, according to a
report made public by the
Bureau of Vital Statistics of the
State Board of Health which shows
that 96 persons were killed during
the month by accidents and homi
Nineteen homicides were commit
ted in the State during the month
but automobile accidents with a cas
ualty toll of 29 leads the causes of
violent death. Other causes of vio
lent death were: accidental drowning,
22; railroad accidents, 11; and burns,
July saw birth add materially to
the population of North Carolina,
while death trailed far behind in cut
ting down the living total, according
to the report. During the month
there were 6,265 birth and only 2,448
The July birth rate per 1,000 popu
lation was 27.6 while the death rate
was only 10.9. The death rate of
infants under two years of age per
1,000 population was 2.7 with 624
Total figures on births and deaths
during August have not yet been
Causes of death during August re
ported to date are as follows: ty
phoid, 49; scarlet fever, 2; whooping
cough, 13; diphtheria, 16; smallpox,
1; chickenpox, 1; infantile paralysis,
3; dirrhea and enteritis under two
years of age, 163; tuberculosis all
forms, 193; pellagra, 47; burns, 10;
auto accidents, 29; accidental drown
ing, 22; railroad accidents, 11; lobar
pneumonia, 37; broncho pneumonia,
43; influenza, 13; homicides, 19, and
During August 38,161 typhoid im
munizations and 7,892 diphtheria im
munizations were given.
FIDELIS CLASS OF
WAKEFIELD BAPTIST MEETS
The Fidelis class of Wakefield Bap
tist church met Friday evening at
the home of Miss Mildred Clark.
Miss Martha Pace, president, pre
sided over the meeting. The class
war called to order and Scripture
was read by Vida Bell. Roll called.
Class song by the e’ass.
Then the business was discussed.
Many plans were made for the class
to carry out during the winter months.
Edna Mangum and Daphne Eddins
were elected for vice presidents.
The meeting was then turned over
to the Y. W. A., Ella Joyner taking
charge of the program. An interest
ing missionary program was rend
ered. After the business discussion
of the Y. W. A. work, the meeting
was turned into a social hour.
The hostess served sandwiches and
lemonade. After this Marvin Win- j
stead, Fred Clark, Atlas and Carroll;
Joyner rendered some splendid quar
The meeting then adjourned, every
one reported a delightful time.
GRIFFIN MUST SERVE TERM
The Supreme Court refuses to in
terfere with the 30-year sentence of j
H. D. Griffin, Martin county man
convicted of being the chief aggress
or in the mutilation of Joseph Needle
man, a Philadelphia salesman. Grif
fin was the only defendant to appeal
from the sentences imposed by Judge
N. A. Sinclair, his sentence of 30
years being the heaviest, none of the
others exceeding 10 years.
High praise given to Judge Sinclair
for the fair and impartial manner in
which he tried the case, by Justice!
Adams who wrete the opinion in the ;
case. After reviewing the exceptions
entered in behalf of the defendant at
some length, Justice Adams con
“The judgment being within the
limits of the law was also in the dis
cretion of the presiding judge and is
not subject to review in this court.” .
The Zebulon Record
FAIR NEXT WEEK
Much enthusiasm is now being
shown throughout this section anent
the Eastern Wake Fair at Wendell
next week. Already many are pre
paring to put exhibits on display.
Various departments will be super
vised by persons who are experts in
this lire and they will do all in their
power to entertain all who attend.
On every hand you hear people
say: “Are you going to the Fair at
Wendell next week? We are going
to have the best fair ever held.”
It will be worth one’s while to
take a day off and see what East
ern Wake people are doing. They
are going to show better exhibits
than ever before. Attend the fair
The dates are October 2 and 3,
Friday and Saturday.
FRANKLIN COUNTY FAIR
To Begin on Tuesday, October 6th.
Announcement made by A. H.
| Fleming, Secretary of the Franklin
! County Fair at Louisburg, that an
! elaborate fireworks show 7 has been
contracted for to be presented at
Louisburg, in connection with the
1 Fair to be held October 6th to 10th
The contract for the fireworks dis
| play has been awarded to the Ohio
j Display Fireworks Co., who makes a
specialty of presenting mammoth
night and day fireworks shows.
A special fireworks expert will be
on hand to look after the entire fire
works program that is to be shown
in connection With the Fair.
An entire change of program each
night is also promised by the com
pany. An abundance of 1926 fire
works creations is the promise of the
Secretary Fleming stated that w'ith
! the weather man playing no tricks,
! the biggest crowd that has ever been
seen at an outdoor performance, dur
-1 ing the history of the city w'ill he
present at the gigantic fireworks ex
WORK GOING FORWARD
Work on the Highway No. 90 is
steadily going forward. Some time
ago the workmen just north of the
city encountered rock in the line of
I highway, and much blasting has been
| going on. This has hindered the
, progress to a certain extent, but wc
! understand that this w'ill soon be
overcome and then the progress will
i be much more rapidly.
MAKING CHANGES ON HIGHWAY
On road No. 91 coming from Ral
egh, the road will soon be changed
| in many places—the most important
! one is the part of road just beyond
i Neuse river, which will make a change
about one mile west of the river and
| w ill cross the Nuse several hundred
yards below Milburnie. A new bridge
will be built and the sharp corner and
narrow bridge of the old road will
be done away with. The new route
will shorten the distance somewhat, j
Chicago, Sept. 19.—Laymen of the !
Methodist Episcopal church and of
the Methodist Episcopal church,
South, were urged in a statement is- j
sued today by the executive com-i
mittee of the General Laymen's As- J
sociation of the Methodist Episropal ,
church to vote for unification. The 1
statement, signed by George Dixon,!
Chicago, president, was sent to all
bishops to be read at the annua] con- |
ference and by the secretaries at j
It urged also that the five million
members of the Methodist Episcopal
church vote for admission of laymen
into the annual conference and plead-!
ed for unanimous co-operaton and
support soy the world service com
AGED MAN INSTANTLY
KILLED BY FAST TRAIN
Salisbury. Sept. 19.—C. H. Good
rich, 80 years old, was instantly
killed at Kannapolis, fifteen miles
below here, this morning at 8:17
o’clock when struck by Southbound
Southern train No. 33, according to
reports from Kannapolis.
REPRESENTING FOUR COUNTIES—WAKE, JOHNSTON, NASH and FRANKLIN
ZEBULON, N. C„ FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1925
COMES TO CLOSE
Dr. Walter Johnson
Spent Two Weeks at
The meeting just closed at the
Baptist church was conducted along
lines quite different from the usual
revival services in our churches. Dr.
Johnson did not preach one sermon
directly to the sinner, but his objec
tive was the church member. And
in this he did not attack the preva -
j lent w'orldniss of Christians directly.
! His theme through the whole series
was that all w 7 e have belongs to God
| and every Christian should acknow
! ledge that fact in the use of it. He
j said to our loss the emphasis had too
1 long been laid on the Andrew
j type of Christianity of bringing the
lost to Jesus, but that the time had
come when we must also lay the em
phasis equally on the Zacchaeus type
—that also bringing our possessions
to Jesus, if we are to save the world
from itself and the devil.
In his concluding sermon Sunday
morning, a full house heard him pre
sent God’s Ownership in an hour and
a half sermon. But his earnestness
and striking presentation of his sub
ject kept even most of the children
awake and interested. He said no
I Christian had a right t hoord or
i waste his possessions, or rather his
! “Lord’s money,” but he must do
| either one of two things w'ith it: Go
! and sell it and turn it all over to
God’s work' in saving the world as
the eraly Christian did, or invest all
j of it in the most leg.timate and prof-
I itable w 7 ay, and then set apart a def
i inate proportion of the increase for
j the use of the Lord. While he did
j not say one should give a tenth only,
1 yet he could not sec how a Christian
j could give less than that. If under
I law, the Jews w’ere required to give
j one-tenth, then, if we give less under
i grace, grace becomes less than the
In conclusion, he put the propo
j sition to the congregation, asking all
i to stand who would invest their
wealth in the most profitable way
I and then give a definate proportion
of his income to the w 7 ork of the
j church. A great many stood, indi
j eating it was their determination to
| so do with their possessions.
While the visible results do not
j indicate the great good that we be
| lieve came through these meetings,
yet we believe they were the most
needed to the Christian life of any
teachings that might be made at
this time, and that they will show
their results in growing interest in
i stewardship of things among the
j Christian people of Zebulon and com
-1 munity. For, like Dr. Johnson, many
j of us realize that what we have can
j not be separated from what we are
1 when it come to any phase of life,
! and this is true especially in people’s
! relation to the church. We all be-
I lieve this in a general way, but the
trouble has been and will likely be
| for sometime, to get church members
I to accept It as a practical working
basis in their Christian living.
The congregation made an offer
ing of over $200.00 to Dr. Johnson
at the service* Sunday. He left
early Monday morning with Mrs.
Johnson for Gastonia, and from there
Will go to Mars Hill, his home, where
he is to begin a series of addresses
this week before the faculty and
students of Mars Hill College. Along
with the value of his messages to us,
it was a joy to many of his old
friends and school mates around
Wakefield to renew friendships with
him and his wife that had begun in
years gon* by when they w'ere pu
p Is of 0,. L. Stringfield in the Wake
field High School, the parent of our
present Wakclon High School.
In St. Louis, Mo., there are 23,341
Masons grouped in 46 lodges.
Loaf ng is a hard job. It takes
such a long time to get enough of it
Charlie Core, Pleads
Guilty to Attempt to
Break Into Girls’
Charlie Core, Wake Forest negro,
was sentenced by Judge Garland E.
Midyette last week in the Wake
County Superior Court, to not less
than eight nor more than ten years
in the State’s Prison for entering the
woman's dormitory at Wake Forest
College during the recent summer
school and attempting to force h s
way into the bed room of Miss Lola
Hines and Miss Pauline Miller, sum
mer school students.
Core w 7 as charged with the capital
j crime of burglary on a bill of in
dictment charging him with attempt
ing to breaak into the sleeping room
of the two girls with intent to com
mi t either larceny or rape.
However, Silicitor W. F. Evans
j accepted a plea of guilty to charge
of feloniously entering a dwelling
house with intent to commit a fel
The tw'O young women took the
stand for the State and testified to
their trying experience. Core did
not take the stand in his own behalf.
Only his mother, Nettie Core, testi
| fied for him.
The case has attracted wide atten
tion because of the publication of a
slanderous article in the Pittsburg
Courier, a negro newspaper, which
purported to be a report of Core’s
arrest. The article stated that Core
went to the room in response to a
“mash note” by one of the girls, but
that she had Core arrested because
the other girl was in the room when
j Core arrived.
Solicitor Evans stated in court
j that he did not believe Core had
j anything to do w’ith the publication
lof the article. Charles U. Harris,
attorney for Core, stated that his
client w r as as opposed to the publi
cation of the untrue article as was
1 anyone else. Solicitor Evans stated
that following the publication deep
anger was aroused in Wake Forest
and also in Hoke county where the
two girls live. No retraction of the
article has been published by the
paper although demand was made
The two girls testified that they
saw Core looking up at their win
dow. Later they heard some one out
in hall of their dormitory. The light
in the hall of the dormitory and the
light in their room was turned out
by a sw'itch in the hall. Core came
to the door of their room and at
tempted to open it. The tw r o girls
throw their weight against the door
and pushed it shut, but with Core
pressing* against it from the outside.
The girls screamed and Core ran.
Their screams were heard by J. C.
Caddell. Jr., baseball coach at the
college. He saw Core run out of the
dormitory and tried to catch him. j
IN ASSAULT CASE!
George Dickerson, Franklin county
mill worker, lost his fight for free
dom in a habeas corpus proceding
brought before Judge Garland E.
Midyette Tuesday in the Wake county
Superior Court to review the finding
of probable cause against him by a
Louisburg magistrate on a charge of
an attempted criminal assault on
Miss Eva Todd, pretty Franklinton
Judge Midyette approved the de
cision of the inferior court in find- J
ing probable cause but reduced Dick-!
erson’s bond from f 1,000 to $330.
AN ENJOYABLE SUPPER
Tuesday evening about 6:30 o’clock
the firemen gave a chicken barbecue
supper down at Lee’s M il. The
mayor, Mr. E. C. Daniels and the
town commissioners were invite).
There was plenty of supper and every
one there reporte 1 i go ;d time and
z re wishing for another supper soon.
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“THE FLAPPER GRANDMOTHER”
THREE ACT COMEDY AT
A musical comedy in three acts
will be presented by local talent at
Wakelon School auditorium, Friday
night, October 2.
This show includes a little bit of
everything. It has dashes of senti
ment sprinkled with pathos, but the
big overwhelming ingredient is fun.
There are spectacular effects, clever
lines and original costumes.
,This comedy is a gem from every
standpoint. The situations are ab
solutely novel, the lives sparkle with
originality, and you will find every
character a real joy.
The cast includes so many good
ones that it is difficult to tell who
is the stor. The following is the
cast of characters:
Maggie Peppee Mrs. Chas. Flowers
Andrew Spriggins Mrs. Collie
Mat Spriggins Miss Green
Lena Spriggins Miss Foy Whitley
Belinda Spriggins Mrs. F. Page
Dr. Joy Mr. Gould
Dick Tate Mr. Earl Bell
Jimmy Swift Dr. Massey
Bobby Smith Mr. Copeland
Count Seekum Rich Mr. Hillard
Rastus Marvin Winstead
| Lily White Mr. Shamlnu ger
Chorus girls, rag dolls, jellybeans
“The Flapper Grandmother” is a
show you can’t afford to miss
Remember the date, October 2, at
'he High School auditorium.
FRANKLIN FARMERS SEE
FOURT EEN DEMON ST R ATI ON S
Starting at W. T. J. Eatons and
end ng at C. P. Harris’ going through
Katesville, Hickory Rock, White
Level and Mapleville, a party of fif
teen interested farmers and business
men studied the Farm Extension
Service’s demonstration tests in
Franklin county last w 7 eek. H. E.
Whelchel, North Carol na Director of
the Educational Bureau of the Chi
lean Nitrate Committee; Dr. Wm. E.
Myers, Director, New York City, and
Farm Agent Cole Savage w 7 ere with
them. Fertilizer results with cotton,
corn, and tobacco were observed and
the differences of each carefully dis
j cussed. Mr. Whelchel’s Nitrate of
! Soda experiments with cotton and
corn at Dr. C. 11. Banks’ and Felix
Banks’ were emphasized.
The other fertilizer tests were those
begun by Firm Agent Cole Savage
last spring. Three improved cotton
j seed tests and one forest thinning
| demonstration were visited also.
Warrenton, Sept. 22.—The Warren
county grand jury returned true bills
against the officers and directors of
the Bank of Norlhia which closed it?
: doors March 6, of this year charging
them w'ith receiving funds into the
bank knowing it was insolvent. The
bond of D. L. Gallagher, president,
was fixed by Judge Sinclair at $15,-
000 and that of K. M. Williamson,
cashier, at SIO,OOO. Bond in the sum
of SIO,OOO each was required of each
of five directors as follows: E. G.
Hecht, T. T. Hawks, H. M. Terrell,
R. S. Register and H. C. Fleming.
The bond of J. C. Bauer, another di
rector, was set at $2,500. The cases
were set for trial at the term of the
court to bfe held in January.
THANKS FOR CONTRIBUTION
The Hopkins Chapel Baptist church
wishes to thank the Zebulon Ku Kluk
Klan, No. 6, for the liberal contri
bution, to be used to defray the ex-J
penses of the church.
The correspondent w-ho wrote this ■
paper the above facts, seems thank
ful along with all the rest of the
JUDGE GUION DIES
IN HIS 65TH YEAR
New Bern, Sept. 19.—Ex-Judgf* j
Owen Haywood Guion died this even
ing at 6:45 at the Howard A. Kelly;
hospital in Baltimore in the 65th j
year of his age. Mrs. Guion and the r j
eldest son, W. B. R. Guion, were at
his bedside when the end came. The
body wi'l be brought to New Bern
tomorrow and interment will be in
Cedar Grove cemetery. Arrange
ments have not yet been made for
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READY FOR FRAY
Carolina Meets the
Baptist Boys Next
(From Our Wake Forest Corres
At Chapel Hill Saturday the crucial
game of the 1925 football season will
be played when Carolina meets
Gariety’s Demon Deacons. Although
Davidson’s light fast team and the
heavier State Wolfpnck are both bet
ter than they were last year, it is
generally conceded that the wanner
of Saturday’s contest has the title
The development of the teams h; s
been watched with growing interest
throughout the State and it is pre
dated that tickets will be at a prem
! ill in with a record attendance.
Although han lie: pped at the begin
ning by an operation and the lost of
Capt. Moran and Preslar, tackles;
j Pegano, end, Jones, guard, and Arm-
I strong, half, besides the late arrival
of Karlskint, Emerson and Ellebe,
| Coach Gariety has rapidly w hipped
I his men into shape and has a team
I superior to last year's machine, ex-
I cept in experience. In spite of in ex
( perience, confidence prevails on the
! field and campus.
The probable line-up Saturday will
ibe Emmerson, center; Johnson and
j Lentz, guards; Ellerbe and Collier,
! tackles; Riley and Daniel, ends; Oner
: and Greason, halfs; Cliakalcs, full
back, and Rackley, quarter. It is
possble that Emmerson will take Col
lier’s place at tackle with Woodward,
of last year’s freshman team, at cen-
S ter, and that Karlskint will have his
| old berth as fullback.
Phelps, star guard of last year’s
yearlings, and Martin, a regular two
j years ago, are playing well consistent
i Iv, but will hardly start in the face
|of the experience of Johnson and
! Lentz. For the same reason Luther
j Person will hard'y begin as tackle.
| Chakales seems to have won over
j Karlskint, all-State of ’23, and Sykes,
a consistent gainer for the past, two
years. Little Clayton, who made the
sensational touchdown against the
I Wolf cubs last year when he received
1 a 50-foot pass from James, is next
1 best end. Ellington is a poor altcr
i nate to Rackley, while a wealth of
] sub-half is at hand.
In spite of previous reports to the
contrary ,o'd Gold and Black has more
j than a ehimce to duplicate her last
j year’s victories and may even reign
■ supreme in the South Atlantic.
IF ONE MAN WERE TO DO
ALL OUR TELEPHONING
A recent issue of the Railway and
Marine News presents this graphic
picture of the enormous amount of
traffic handled by America’s nation
wide telephone system:
“Supposing the first man to talk
over the telephone had been endowed
with some of the qualities of Methu
selah. Supposing his conversation to
be of such importance as to keep him
at it day and night, without cessa
tion, from then to now.
“His conversation started in 1876.
In 1925, forty-nine years later, he
is still talking.
“He would have to keep on talk
ing for thirty-six years more, night
and day, or until 1961, if he would
consume the amount of time 3pent
at Bell telephones every day by the
people of the United States at the
present time, allowing only one min
ute to the average call.”
GOAT PASSES AWAY
Master Melvin Massey is mourning
the loss of his “B lly Goat.”
The goat was sick only Wednesday,
and passed away Wednesday night.
Melvin was often seen riding his
goat on the street, and only a few
days ago the writer asked Melvjn
why he d.d not get him a saddle. The
reply was: "He’s fat enough.”
But “Old Billy” is dead, and Melvin
will not ride him again.