North Carolina Newspapers

    THE ZEBULON RECORD
Volume XXV. Number 22.
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Zebulon farmers, some of whom
have entered the 200-bushel con
test of the State Fair, will be in
terested in the facts behind this
picture made for the Record by
Blackburn W. Johnson.
A. B. Breece, Raleigh attorney
who farms on the side, is shown
(right) telling Lt. Gov. L. Y. Bal
lentine, Democratic .nominee for
commissioner of agriculture, how
he got such fine results. On a half
acre of hilltop ground he worked
20 tons of hog pen manure into
the soil and planted NC 27 hybrid
seed. In addition to the manure
he used 200 pounds of acid, 200
pounds of potash, and 100 pounds
Bumper Cotton Crop Seen
In '4B by Zebulon Ginners
A bumper cotton crop was predicted yesterday for Zebulon
by J. Raleigh Alford, proprietor of The Zebulon Gin, provided
present favorable weather conditions continue. Mr. Alford stat-
ed that while statewide planting
of cotton is estimated at 8 per cent
above 1947, local farmers have
planted about 20 per cent more
cotton than last year.
F. D. Finch, operator of the
Wakelon Trading Company gin,
concurred in the prediction of a
bumper crop locally if the weather
continues good. He also agreed
that there is about 20 per cent
more cotton being grown here this
year.
Mr. Finch and Mr. Alford were
among 70 ginners attending the
21-county Central district meeting
of the Carolina Ginners Associa- i
EULA NIXON GREENWOOD:
Raleigh Roundup
NOTES—Republicans are lay
ing plans to attack the State’s rig
id auto inspection . . .particularly
in counties where this program is
still extremely unpopular . . .It
was also an issue in the Democrat
ic Primary in May. . . .
... .A shakeup in the Journal
ism Department at the Chapel Hill
unit of the Greater University of
North Carolina is now being ser
iously considered... .and may oc
cur this fall. Rumor on the Hill
has it that some administration
officials want the University to
of nitrate of soda. Later he side
dressed with 100 pounds of soda
each week for four weeks. The
stand averages five stalks to the
yard in rows three and a half feet
part.
What really made the corn grow
was water, Breece says. When dry
weather came, he irrigated by lay
ing a garden hose in each row and
leaving it until the row was soak
ed from end to end.
Breece won’t predict the yield,
but he is convinced that it is both
possible and practical to produce
200 bushels of corn to the acre in
North Carolina. We’ll let you
! know how he comes out this fall.
tion at Dunn on August 11, and
participated in the business ses
sion.
S. N. Carroll of. Raleigh, assist
ant manager of the Robertson
; Chemical Corporation, spoke at
the meeting.
“Processing costs of cotton are
necessarily being increased by
ginners who are modernizing their
plants by installation of new
equipment but the extra charge
spent for good gin service in
creases rather than decreases the
farmers’ net profit,” he declared.
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purchase Louis Graves’ weekly,
make him head of the department,
and use the paper for practical
training for journalism students .
1.. Others have discused lumping
the department in with the Com
munications Division radio, mov
ies, etc)...
... .A report from Washington
last week indicated that Army
Secretary Kenneth Royall would
set up law offies in Raleigh and
Goldsboro next spring ... .with his
assistant, Gordon Gray of Winston
(Continued on Page 3)
Zebulon, N. C., Friady, August 23, 1948
School Opening Probably to Be
Delayed; Announcement Today
Tobacco Barn Fires
Cost Local Farmers
Less In Past Year
Tobacco barn fires in North
Carolina last year destroyed 888
barns containing 535,327 stidks of
tobacco at a loss to growers of
more than one million dolllars, ac
cording to D. D. Chamblee, local
insurance agent who cited figures
from the State College Extension
Service.
The figures were taken from
the “Tobacco Barn Fire Loss Sum
mary,” which was recently com
pleter and printed by the Ex
tension Service. In 1946, the sum
mary showed that 1,412 barns
were burned at a cost to the grow
ers of slightly more than two mil
lion dollars.
The summary is now available
to the public in printed form, Mr.
Chamblee stated, and reports ob
tained directly from county agents
in the counties where barns were;
burned. Visits to individual farms
provided information as to the
cause of the fires as well as the
makes and types of heating units
being used in the barns that were
lost.
Falling sticks and ’eaves was
listed as the main cause of the
fires, with building materials too
close to flues or heater running a
close second. Other causes listed
included: overfiring, defective
flues and furnace, carelessness,
defective wiring, improper instal
lation of curing units, flooding of
oil, explosions, lack of operating
experience and others.
Other features of the folder in
clude recommendations for re
ducing fire losses and fuel costs
for various curing units being
used throughout the state.
Copies of the folder may be ob
tained by contacting John Reitzel,
Wake County farm agent or
writing to the Agricultural Editor
at State College.
Methodist Church
Being Dismantled
Dismantling of the old Metho
dist Church building, bought at
auction recently by M. J. Sexton,
was begun this week by the new
owner.
Construction work on the new
Methodist structure has already
been started by Home Builders
Corporation, with the excavation
being completed and materials be
ing unloaded at the site on the
southeast corner of the intersec
tion of Church Street and Gannon
Avenue.
The Methodists held their
church services last Sunday in the
Wakelon School auditiorium, and
will continue to meet there until
their new building is completed.
American Legion Has
Meeting Scheduled
The Wendell-Zebulon post of the
American Legion will hold an im
portant meeting Wednesday night,
August 25, at 8 o’clock in the Leg
ion Hut on Highway 64.
The purpose of the special meet
ing is to determine whether the
post shall continue as a unit or be
divided to form two posts, one for I
each community. Division of pro
perty will be discussed.
NEW COACH
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Pictured is Jacob M. Smith,
j newly elected coach of football,
basketball and baseball at Wake
; lon School. Mr. Smith replaces M.
A. Quick, who has accepted the
principalship of a Granville
County school.
New Phone Exchange
Used on August 18;
Satisfaction Is Seen
Zebulon began using its new
dial system Wednesday night at
eleven o’clock. No interruption in
i
service was noted, and service
; yesterday was at least as good as
' before the installation of equip
ment in the new building on Hor
ton Street next to Tripp Brothers
Repair Shop, local telephone sub
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' scribers report.
Construction workers of the
Southern Bell Telephone and
Telegraph Company have been
working in the community for the!
past several weeks’ installing the
new unit and replacing street
cables and wires. The improved |
circuit will handle up to 300 sub
scribers, according to K. G. Byers,
manager of the Raleigh office of
the telephone company.
No immediate relief for party
line users desiring a private line
is seen by Mr. Byers, who stated
that the company considered it a
greater community service to of
fer party line service to as many
people as possible than to put all
party line users on private lines
immediately.
No figures on the total new tele
phone investment were available
yesterday, but the building and
equipment have added substan
tially to local tax evaluation.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
Hog Show Planned
North Carolina farmers seeking
an additional source of income
might well consider hog produc
tion, believes Pet Horton, local
breeder of Poland China hogs,
who says the price outlook is
very favorable and prospect for
increased feed supplies are very
strong.
In connection with increased
swine production in this commun
ity, The Zebulon Chamber of
Commerce will again sponsor the
annual show of the N. C. Polanl
China Breeders Association. Last
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
Wakelon School Head
Lists New Teachers;
Two Vacancies Left
Opening date for rural Wake
I County schools, although still set
'as September 1, will in all prob
] ability be postponed after a meet
ing educational leaders in Ral
eigh today, Randolph Benton,
county superintendent of schools,
told the Record yesterday.
“I have just had a conference
with Dr. A. C. Bulla, Wake
County Health Officer,” Mr. Ben
ton said, “and as yet we have no
announcement to make concerning
a postponement of school opening.
However, we believe that public
sentiment is against the original
date.”
Fred Smith, principal of Wake
lon School, stated that plans were
being carried out locally for the
September 1 opening.
“If we get ready for school
opening by the original date, we
will lose nothing if the postpone
ment is made,” Mr. Smith said,
“and we shall be prepared if it is
not.”
Four New Teachers
The local principal announced
the election of four new teachers
at Wakelon, including a new
coach. Jacob M. Smith of Tarboro,
a former coach at Tarboro. White
ville, and Dunn, has been named
as mathematics teacher and coach
of football, basketball and foot
ball.
Mr. Smith, whose wife holds a
responsible position in Tarboro,
where she and their 12-year-old
son will remain for the time being,
replaces Marlin A. Quick.
Miss Alma Lewis of Greenville,
who has been teaching at Four
Oaks, will teach fourth grade;
Miss Marie Jenkins, who comes to
Zebulon from Kannapolis, will
■ teach fifth grade; and Miss Elsie
! Corbett of Gatesville, a former
teacher at Roanoke Rapids, will
teach sixth grade.
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Revial Postponed
At Union Chapel
Revival services at Union Chap
el Baptist Church, originally
scheduled to begin the fifth Sun
day in August, have been indef
initely postponed, Rev. V. S. Dowd
of Knightdale, pastor of the
church, told the Record yesterday.
The membership voted last Sun
day to postpone the meeting be
cause of the polio epidemic, and
will make a decision on the new
date at its business session the
first Sunday in September.
year the first annual show was
I held at C. V. Whitley’s barn.
According to the Bureau of Ag
ricultural Economics, the 1948
spring pig crop totaled about 51
million head, 3 per cent less than
in 1947 and the smallest since
1941. Prospects indicate a smaller
! 1948 fall pig crop.
Hog prices have been low as
compared with cattle prices, but
;it appears likely that hog prices
will advance relaative to cattle in
the next few months, s cattle
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