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THE ZEBULON RECORD
Volume XXIV. Number 51.
Local Man Elected to Tobacco
Associates by Farm Bureau
Robert Edward Horton, Zebulon, and S. A. Yancey, Varina,
Wake County, are among the 75 North Carolina Farm Bureau
members recently elected by counties to membership in Tobac
co Associates, Inc., in accordance with the constitution of the non-
Wayne Price, son of Mr. and
Mrs. B. M. Price of Zebulon. The
boy is now dangerously ill at Duke
Hospital in Durham.
Wakelon Cagers Win
Two Wendell Games
Coach Fred Smith’s high flying
Wakelonettes sewed up second
place in the Wake County Con
ference by out-scoring Wendell,
27-22, in a closely played, ex
citing contest held Wednesday
night in the Wakelon gymnasium.
In the nightcap, the Wakelon Bull
dogs opened up ip the second half
to win over the visiting boys.
Ruth Brown scored 12 points to
lead the way for Wakelon to its
sixth loop victory, and Nan Mat
tox with 15 was high for Wendell.
For the Wakelon boys, Dick Cher
ry scored 12 and Rex Tippett 11.
Speedy little Joe Bill Richard
son tallied 10 points for Wendell.
On Tuesday night Wakelon
divided a twin bill with Cathe
dral Latin of Raleigh, the Wake
lonettes winning, easily, 37-12,
and the Bulldogs falling apart be
fore the visitors, 39-23.
Coach Smith used nearly all
his players against the Raleigh
school, with Betsy Driver, 8, and
Phoebe Williams, 7, leading the
scoring. Summers topped the
Cathedral Latin girls with 6. De
berry, high-scoring hook shot
artist, led the visiting boys with
19. Bridgers led Wakelon
Tonight Rolesville comes to
Wakelon for a double-header.
Zebulon Woman's Club Members
Hear Methods of Aiding Children
Members of the Zebulon Wo
man’s Club and interested friends
met in the club house last Tues
day to hear Miss Ethel Honeycutt
of Chapel Hill discuss “Educa
tion for the Handicapped Child.”
Mrs. F. E. Bunn had charge of
the program and was extremely
fortunate in securing Miss Hon
eycutt, executive secretary of
the North Carolina Crippled
Children’s League, as speaker.
She brought a wealth of informa
tion concerning the organization
of the league and its functions.
Zebulon wom m will certainly be
ready to support the sale of Eas
profit flue-cured tobacco export
The constitution calls for sup
porting organizations to elect the
members of Tobacco Associates.
Farm Bureau’s representatives
were elected during the 12th an
nual state convention in Ashe
ville and they will meet with
other members at 2p. m., in
March 1 in Raleigh for Tobacco
Associates first annual meeting.
At the convention, Farm Bu
reau adopted a series of agricul
tural resolutions, including the
following three covering tobacco:
We endorse and request the
continuation of the Tobacco quo
ta Program; the Commodity Cred
it Corporation and the Mandatory
Loan provision on Tobacco at 90
per cent of parity; the grading and
news service on all tobacco mar
kets, this being essential to the
marketing of tobacco.
The members of the North Car
olina Farm Bureau recognize the
whole-hearted support of all agen
cies and organizations in the suc
cessful operation of the Flue-Cur
ed Tobacco Cooperative Stabili
zation Corporation and Tobacco
Associates, Inc. and respectfully
request the continued support in
the years ahead.
We support the present Burley
Tobacco Law with its minimum
acreage provision as long as it
is satisfactory to the majority of
the Burley Tobacco growers.
Johnston Couple Have
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Carson
Corbett of Johnston County near
Emit observed the fiftieth anni
versary of their wedding on Fri
day, February 20. The real cele
bration took place on Sunday
when the various branches of the
family enjoyed a sumptuous din
ner at the paternal home.
Mrs. Corbett was before mar
riage Miss Mary Sherron of
There are nine children of this
couple: J. M. Corbett, E. J. Cor
bett, Zeb Corbett, Mrs. Leeton
Mae Creech, and Mrs. Ripsie
Boyette of Zebulon, Route 1; Mrs.
Cramer Creech of Zebulon, Route
2; Mrs. Littie Edwards and Mrs.
Coley Hinton of Middlesex, RFD;
Mrs. Katie Vann of Wilson.
Other descendants are twenty
seven grandchildren and nine
ter Seals for this worthy cause
and it is hoped that some of the
handicapped children in our own
community may benefit by our
Mrs. Fred L. Page, club presi
dent, reported that the March of
Dimes Campaign sponsored by the
club had been most successful al
though the total amounted col
lected was not tabulated at this
time. The club wishes to thank
the community as a whole for its
Mrs. Theo Davis will have the
March meeting on American Citi
Zebulon, N. C., Friday, February 27, 1948
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Pictured for comparison are Zebulon’s two fire trucks, in a photograph taken by Wayne Privette
at the corner of Horton and Church Streets. The new truck, which cost in the neighborhood of $7,000,
is equipped with ladders, chemical tank, hose and a high pressure pump.
Local Workers Named for '4B
Campaign for Red Cross Funds
Zebulon Choir Records
Musical Score for Film
For Baptist Convention
The Zebulon Baptist Choir, un
der the direction of Charles Hor
ton, has recorded several numbers
to be used as background music
for a series of slides prepared for
the Baptist State Convention of
North Carolina. The local choir
was selected over the Baptist Hour
Choir of Atlanta, Georgia, for the
The slides are being prepared
under the direction of Fon H.
Scofield, Jr. secretary of the De
partment of Visual Education of
the Baptist State Convention.
The recordings were made in
the Baptist Church, with Charles
Horton at the Hammond organ
both for feature numbers and
for background music. Mr. Sco
field was narator, and Miss Bertha
White, field worker with the Edu
cation Department, served as pro
Members of the choir singing
(Continued on Page 4)
Local Man Reelected
To Bureau Directorate
Raleigh North Carolina Farm
Bureau’s Board of Directors has
voted to ask the organization’s
membership to consider establish
ing a fund to supplement the sal
ary of a plant pathologist at State
At the first meeting since the
annual Farm Bureau Con ntion,
the Board elected P. N. Taylor,
Dobson, to the state-wide Execu
tive Committee. Re-elected to
the committee were Haywood
Dail, Greenville; Dr. L. M. Mas
sey, Zebulon; N. Bernard Helms,
Monroe, and George Sockwell,
Farm Work Slowed
Zebulon farmers, already ham
pered greatly in spring farm work
bj the cold weather of January
and February, are running into
trouble with wet plantbeds.
Some farmers, according to J.
B. Croom, who had the same ex
perience himself, are having to
abandon plots treated with chem
icals last fall and clear new ground
in order to find an area sufficient
ly dry to seed.
RING OUT THE OLD
Armstrong Cannady Is
Local Scout Speaker
After missing the February
Court of Honor, which was called
off because of severe weather, the
Zebulon Boy Scouts will journey
to the March meeting in Raleigh
aboard a bus, according to James
Debnam, junior assistant Scout
master. The bus will leave the
Atlantic station at ”:15 Monday
Armstrong Cannady, Cubmaster
for Pack 40, spoke to the Scouts
at their meeting this week, tell
ing of plans for observing the first
anniversary of Cubbing in Zebu
Rotarians Told How Social Security
Helps Average American Worker
The multiple benefits of the
Social Security program were ex
plained by John Ingle, head of
the Raleigh office, at the Friday
night meeting of the Zebulon Ro
tary Club. Mr. Ingle appeared
as speaker on invitation of Nor
man Screws, program chairman.
Costing employer and employee
one percent of total wages paid,
the social security program pro
vides old age and survivors’ insur
ance for most American workers.
Depending on the amount paid
into the account of an individual,
it is possible for a worker to draw
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
Ralph Talton Again 1$
Goal Is Set at $725
Ralph Talton, head of the Red
Cross Drive for Zebulon and the
surrounding community, named
his committee captains yesterday
and announced that the drive will
get underway immediately. Talton
is chairman for all of Little River
Township and expressed himself
as confident that the goal will be
reached this year.
The quota for Zebulon and
Wakefield is $725.00.
For the businesses in Zebulon
he named R. Vance Brown captain
with E. B. Hopkins assistant.
Barrie Davis and A. O. Smith
will solicit contributions from em
ployees in the business district.
Howard Beck will take donations
at the veneer plant and the stores
Mrs. Foster Finch will direct the
drive in the residential district
and will name her helpers this
Principal Fred Smith is to sup
ervise the campaign at Wakelon
D. D. Chamblee is captain of the
group that will canvass rural com
munities, and his assistants in
clude Wilbur Gay, J. B. Croom,
W. L. Simpson, Herbert Perry, W.
H. Green, Mrs, Kay Francis Bran
non, Mrs. O. E. Brannon, Mrs.
Harold Pippin, Mrs. Douglas Pace,
William Honeycutt, Mrs. O. E.
Strickland, F. D. Gay, Mrs. Milton
Brannon, and Mrs. W. I. Hopkins.
G. I. Crews will serve as major
in the drive among the colored
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up to $l5O monthly at retirement
age. In case of death of the work
er, payments are made to the wid
ow and dependent children.
Not covered by the program are
business owners, self-employed
workers, and state, and federal
employees. There is a bill be
fore congress which will provide
for the participation of business
owners, self-employed workers
and farm labor, said the speaker.
Since the state and administra
tive divisions of the state cannot
be taxed, town county, and state
employers cannot share in the so
cial security benefits.