North Carolina Newspapers

Volume XXV. Number 20.
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Clark Ethridge of Wilson (fifth
from left), was recently awarded
first place in the 1943 cooperative
FFA program. Others shown in
the picture are, left to right: John
Suther, Mount Pleasant, second
place; John Paul Casey, near
Goldsboro, fourth place; Lindsey
Robertson, Reidsville, third place;
John C. Cook, Casar, fifth' place;
and R. N. Hoskins, Industrial For
ester, Seaboard Air Line Railroad
Cotton Survey Made Here;
Agent Recommends Dusting
Cotton prospects in this com
munity are good, provided ade
quate dusting against boll weevil
infestation is accomplished, H.
Bruce Butler, assistant Wake
County Farm Agent, said after an
inspection tour of fields near Zeb
ulon Monday, August 2.
“I found some high infestation
of boll weevil where no dusting
had been done,” Mr. Butler said.
“In some undusted fields this in
festation ran as high as 18 per
cent. Where dusting has been
practiced, I found only light to
moderate infestation.”
Some of the farmers Mr. .Butler
Power Off
: Electric power over much |
!; of Zebulon and all of Wen- ?
|! dell will be interrupted ;!
j; twice Sunday, August 8, !;
; from 5:00 until 8:00 in the \
j; morning and from 5:30 until
: 6:00 in the afternoon, Ralph ;
Talton, manager of the local j;
; office, announced yesterday.
! In Zebulon, the current ;
!; will be off except on Aren- I;
;! dell Avenue and south of the
1; railroad tracks. Ralph said
;j that they would try to cut :
!; down the time of interrup- j;
tion as much as possible.
Raleigh Roundup
cordially invited to join us in hon
oring three of our State’s out
standing leaders, Dr. James Y.
Joyner, Major L. P. McLendon,
and Honorable Capus M. Waynick,
at a dinner to be held at the State
Fair Grounds in Raleigh, North
Carolina, on Thursday, August 12,
1948, at 5:30 p. m.”
So begins a letter sent out by
R. H. Edwards, Jr., of Raleigh,
and addressed, and presumably
mailed, to “Fellow Citizens”
throughout North Carolina. Ed
wards was a strong Kerr Scott
Company, who made the awards.
Young Ethridge, a student at
Gardner School, won his award
by growing three acres of pulp
wood, fuel wood, and saw timber,
and restocking the area with 300
Ed Ellington, local agriculture
teacher, expects to have students
entered in the contest this year,
and Fuquay Springs has already
done so.
reported as already dusting with
excellent results are Joesmon Tip
pett, Zebulon, Route 3; Joe Tippett,
Zebulon, Route 3; Avon Privette,
Zebulon; Herbert Perry, Zebulon,
Route 3; and E. D. Finch, Zebulon.
The assistant county agent gave
the following directions concern
ing determination of boll w r eevil
damage and dusting methods:
“In order to determine the ex
tent of boll weevil damage, walk
diagonally across the cotton field
and examine 100 squares for
punctures. Select these squares at
random from those on the stalk
and not those on the ground.
About 1-3 of the total number of
squares examined should be from
near the top, 1-3 from the middle,
(Continued on Page 8)
Rat Poison Available
Rat poison will be available
without cost at the town office
Tuesday, August 10, from 9 until
3 o’clock, Chief of Police W. B.
Hopkins announced yesterday.
Chief Hopkins urged that a
spirited campaign be conducted
against the rodents this year, say
ing that destruction caused by rats
is increasing.
The poison is ready for use and
instructions for placing it may
be obtained when the poison is re
man, and he wants this dinner to
be something you can write home
WANT TO COME?—Makes no
difference if you were friend or
foe of Scott on May 29 and June
26, you can attend that dinner,
eat, and have a big time. All you
have to do is send $1.50 in cash,
check, or money order to Edwards
at Post Office Box 466, Raleigh,
N. C., and he will shoot you the
If any money is left over after
(Continued on Page 8)
Zehulon, N. C., Friday, August 5, 1948
Border Average of $57 Fulfills
Prediction of High Weed Prices
Wake County Health
Officer Bars 3 More
Meetings This Week
Dr. A. C. Bulla, Wake County
Health Officer, acted this week to
increase quarantine measures by
cancelling three Wake County
gatherings, including a statewide i
meeting of Negro mission society
w'orkers scheduled for August
10-13 at the Wakefield Negro Bap
tist Church.
“We had received complaints on
the Wakefield gathering from all
over North Carolina,” Dr. Bulla
stated Wednesday, “and since it |
was to be held in an epidemic
area , I had no choice except to
order it cancelled.”
Dr. Bulla, acting with the ap- j
proval of Dr. C. P. Stevick, state
epidimiologist, also ordered a
meeting of North Carolina Demo- j
crats, scheduled to held at the j
State Fair Grounds in Raleigh on
August 13, postponed indefinitely.
The Democratic meeting was to
be a testimonial dinner for Dr. j
J. Y. Joyner of La Grange, Major
C. P. McLendon of Greensboro,
and Capus Waynick of Raleigh j
and High Point.
The other meeting cancelled
was a meeting of Amvets, set for j
Raleigh next Friday. Thus far
Sunday Schools and theatres have !
been allowed to continue, and no j
further curtailment of public ac
tivities is contemplated at this:
time, DY. Bulla stated.
Wake County schools will open j
around September 1, if the epi
demic follows the pattern of pre- ,
vious years and subsides.
Satary Increases Voted |
Two Town Employees
Salary increases for two em
ployees of the Town of Zebulon
were voted by the Board of Com
missioners at their meeting Mon
day night. Raises of $25.00 per
month were given Ray Gainey and
Night Policeman M. G. Crowder. ,
A new budget for the coming
year gained tentative approval of
the commissioners. It will be pub- (
lished next week in the Zebulon 1
Record for examination by Zebu
lon citizens, and will be voted on
in September.
The new budget, as presented
by Town Clerk Willie B. Hopkins,
anticipates smaller revenue from
nearly every department, but, as
is the case with other towns in the
state, lists expenses as greater
than last year.
An interesting feature of the
budget was the cut in expected
operation cost of the water system
for the town. Deep wells are giv
en credit for the saving, costing
less than did the old water plant
in spite of increased consumption
of water by the town.
M. E. Services
Church services at the
Zebulon Methodist Church
will be held in the church
building this Sunday, Pastor
Paul Carruth said yesterday.
This will probably be the
last time the old building
will be used by the church.
Use for Oranges
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Pictured is pretty Rosemarie
Rossi, who is wearing a necklace
of California’s small size Valencia
oranges. This picture was sent to
us by a public relations man in
terested in selling more Valencia
oranges, but we doubt that many
Zebulon housewives will buy more
than la£t 3'ear. The men that’s
another story!
Nurses Assist Hospital
Employees with Polio
Miss Thelma Pearce Sykes of
Zebulon was one of the nurses re
cruited by the Red Cross for work
at Rex Hospital, Raleigh, during
the present severe epidemic of
poliomyelitis. She is one of the
nurses on duty in addition to the
regular nursing staff on duty with
polio patients.
The nurses work 43 hours a
week and are paid by the Nation
al Infantile Paralysis Foundation.
When arriving and leaving Ral
eigh they are met by members of
the Wake County Chapter of the
Red Cross.
Masonic Communication
The Zebulon Lodge, No. 609, A.
F. & A. M., will hold a special
meeting tonight at eight o’clock,
according to Ralph Bunn, Wor
shipful Master.
The I'egular communication was
held Tuesday night, when Post
master M. J. Sexton and Wallace
G. Temple served a pork barbecue
supper to members of the Zebulon
and Whitestone Lodges.
Pamphlet Released
The North Carolina Agricul
tural Extension Service has just
released its 1947 annual report
entitled “Changing Times,” and
copies are now available to the
public free upon request, Director
I. O. Schaub has announced.
The 28-page report, which tells
the story of work carried out by
the Extension Service during 1947,
is dedicated to the farmer, the
homemaker and rural youth of
North Carolina who “have worked
so earnestly and unselfishly to
make this state one of the leaders
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
Hedrick Names Correct
Price; Wendell to Have
Two Sets of Buyers
With sales on all open markets
j averaging well above the half
dollar level, farmers in this com
munity waited expectantly to see
what the first sales in warehouses
1 here would bring August 17. On
the southern markets, low to good
leaf grade, better quality lugs, and
! all cutters were eagerly sought by
1 domestic buyers.
W. P. Hedrick, former Zebulon
I pharmacist now employed as to
; bacco marketing specialist with
! the State Department of Agricul
: ture, had predicted an opening day
j average of at least $56.50. His
j prediction held good with the ac
\ tual average being $57.00.
Warehousemen in Wendell pre
! pared for the best season in the
history of the market, opening
with two full sets of buyers for
the first time. All this week they
were working to get everything
in readiness for the opening.
Rocky Mount, Wilson, and
Smithfield warehousemen are also
busy with marketing preparations.
On the open markets, some de
clines were noted for some com
mon leaf, mostly medium and
low lugs, primings and some non
descript. Greenish and green to
bacco were included among the
grades suffering price penalties.
Despite early predictions during
the dry weather of a poor weed
crop, farmers in Wake County and
the surrounding counties have
been barning some of the best to-
I bacco in years, and confidently
expect a high selling average.
Prison Camp Quartet
Sings at Rotary Club
Ralph Talton, club service
j chairman of the Zebulon Rotary
Club, presented Rotarians with an
entetainment program last Fri
day when he brought a quartet of
Negro prisoners from the Bunn
J prison camp.
The Negroes presented eight
selections, most of them spirituals.
! Their guard and the camp sup
] erintendent, were both guests- of
the local Rotarians, who were
■ served with a barbecue supper.
On the preceding Friday night
Raleigh Alford had the program,
and discussed fellowship. A form,
er president of the local club, he
is serving this year as sergeant-at
arms. As such he is the official
greeter for the meetings of Zebu
lon Rotarians.
in agriculture.”
Although the report relates
primarily to accomplishments dur
ing 1947, the reader will find a
story of progress made on Tar
Heel farms during the past twenty
years as he reviews the pictures
on each subject discussed.
Director Schaub states that more
than 287,000 farms and farm
homes were visited by one or
more Extension representatives
during the year to aid the farmer
and homemaker with their farm
(Continued on Page 8)

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