North Carolina Newspapers

Volume XXV.
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/4 careless pedestrian was to blame for the wrecking of this truck
and the death of its driver. As the pedestrian suddenly crossed the
road , directly in front of the truck, the driver swerved off the road
way and his machine overturned in the ditch where it immediately
caught fire. Driver was pinned in the front seat and burned to death
before he could be extricated.
Zebulon Farmers Given Data
For Top Soy Bean Yields
Zebulon farmers interested in
quantity production of soybeans
should investigate treatment of
seed before planting as “insurance
against a poor crop,” Howard R.
Garriss, State College plant patho
logist, told the Record this week.
Mr. Garris recently inspected
several soybean demonstrations in
Yadkin County Man
New County Agent
Mr. G. W. Miller, Jr., Yadkin
County native and 1948 graduate
of North Carolina State College
with a B. S. in animal husbandry
has accepted a position as Assist
ant Farm Agent in Wake County,
it was announced Tuesday, Aug
ust 17, by John P. Swain, Chair
man of the Board of County Com
Mr. Miller, now doing special
work in the State College summer
school which closes Friday, Aug
ust 20, will begin his duties under
County Agent John L. Reitzel on
Saturday, August 21.
He is a veteran of World War 11,
having served as glider pilot in the
invasions of Normandy, Holland,
and Germany. He was overseas 21
months. At State College he was
a member of Alpha Zeta, honorary
agricultural fraternity, and he is
also a Mason.
Our Bank Is Famous
Vance Brown has been telling us
about the national reputation of
the Peoples Bank and Trust Com
pany, but we never paid too much
attention to what we considered
mere bragging until this week.
Then Vance brought in a letter
addressed to the Peoples Bank and
Trust Company, New York, N. Y.,
which had the pencilled notation,
“Try Zebulon, N. C.,” scribbled
across it by a postal clerk in Man
hattan. There was also a rubber
stamped admonition to the local
bank to advise its correspondents
of its correct address.
The letter had not been opened,
but was sent direct to Zebulon af
ter the New York address proved
wrong. Such is fame!
Allen Cawthorne and his chief
assistant, Carlyle, decided last
week that they wanted to try some
Number 23.
the eastern part of the state. His
findings form the basis of his
“In every demonstration check
ed.” Mr. Garriss stated, “there
was an increase in stands com
pared to adjacent plots planted to
untreated seed from the same lot.
Stands in these 10 demonstrations
were increased from 11 to 208 per
cent, with an average increase of
62 per cent over the untreated
D. W. Ballance, Pasquotank
County, obtained a stand increase
208 per cent. On the treated plot
he had 261 plants per 25 feet of
row as compared with only 52
plants per 25 feet on the unseated
W. E. Cox, Beaufort County, ob
tained a 98 per cent increase in
stand; M. B. Boone, Pasquotank,
83 per cent; Gilbert Tunnell, Hyde
72 per cent; and W. C. Waters,
Beaufort, 48 per cent.
(Continued on Page 8)
Revival Meeting
A revival meeting is now in
progress at the Church of God on
Horton Street in Zebulon, and will
continue through tomorrow night.
Services are held each night at
8 o’clock. Evangelist Burnice
Heath is conducting the revival.
of that good fishing that John
Phillips, Wade and Eugene Priv
ette apparently had a monopoly
on. So down Southport way they
went to the exact spot their
friends caught a hundred pounds
of fish last month.
Alas! The Privette boys already
had the fish. Allen was showing
his entire catch this week. He had
them swimming around in a
bucket of water, and if you looked
real hard you could see all five of
them, although three were so
small all you could make out were
their eyes.
“We fished all day and didn’t
get a bite,” Allen decalared, “and
I sure wasn’t coming home empty
handed; so I just dipped the buck
et under these guppies and got
five. They cost us five bucks
apiece, too!”
Zebulon, N. C., Friday, August 27, 1948
Commerce Chamber Membership
List Now Up to Last Year's Mark
Local School To Open
September 8; Music
Teachers Appointed
The appointment of Miss Mari
lyn Alderman of Rosehill as music
teacher and Glee Club Director
was announced today, bringing to
two the number of music teachers
in the Wakelon School. Miss
Blanche Dunnagan who taught
music in the school last year will
Principal Fred A. Smith stated
that there was a definite need in
the local school for a broader mus
ic program and that in the selec
tion of Miss Alderman the school
will be able to make it possible
for all children to receive musical
Mr. Smith also announced the
election of Miss Bess White of Pine
Level as English and French
teacher to replace Miss Grace
Franck who resigned last Tuesday,
Miss White is a graduate of the
Woman’s College in Greensboro
and has taught at Micro for the
past three years.
Football practice will begin
September 1 at 4:00 p. m.
Wakelon School will open Sep
tember 8, it was announced last
Friday, instead of September 1.
Last Rites Sunday
For "Roach" Pearce
Funeral services for Pvt. Jos
eph R. Pearce, who was killed in
action in defense of his country on
Luzon on April 27, 1945, will be
held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock
in the Zebulon Baptist Church.
Rev. Paul Carruth will conduct
the services for Pvt. Pearce, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Pearce of Zebu
lon. The local boy who served
three years in the Armed Forces
before his death, trained in Texas
and Louisiana. He received the
medal of the Purple Heart.
Surviving are his parents; two
sisters, Mrs. Joe Bailey of Zebulon,
Route 2; and Harriet Pearce of the
home; four brothers, Wilbur
Charles of Ahoskie, and Robert
Earle, Reginald, and Linwood, all
of the home; his maternal grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. O’Neal
of Durham; and his paternal
grandmother, Mrs. Marcie Pearce
of Raleigh.
Philip Whitley Is
Legion Commander
Philip Whitley of Wendell, vet
eran of World War 11, was named
commander of the Cedric Harris
Post of the American Legion at a
special meeting held Wednesday
night. Whitley succeeds Ferd Da
vis of Zebulon.
Philip Bunn of Zebulon was
named first vice commander of the
post succeeding Whitley, and Leo
Britt of Wendell was reelected ad
Other officers from Zebulon in
cluded K. P. Leonard, service of
ficer; J. P. Arnold, sergeant-at
arms; Barrie Davis, historian; Dr.
Charles Flowers, Boys’ State
chairman; Ferd Davis chaplain;
and Philip Massey, Americanism
The next meeting of the local
Legion post will be held next
Wednesday night, September 1, at
8 o’clock at the hut on U. S. 64.
Rotary Governor
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Pictured is Sherwood L. Rober
son of Robersonville, Governor of
the 189th District of Rotary Inter
national, who will address the
local club September 10.
Permanent Pasture
Seed Now Available
For Zebulon Farmers
Permanent pasture seed and
winter cover crop seed are now
available to Zebulon farmers, as a
grant of aid material, to encourage
farmers in seeding of a new per
manent pasture and establishing a
winter cover crop in the fall of
1948. It will be necessary that the
producer place his order with the
Wake County Agricultural Con
servation Association located in
the old Rex Hospital building.
Under the purchase order, the
material can be secured at a rate
of approximately 35% of the cost
of the material paid by the farmer
and 65% of the cost paid by the
Wake County farmers will also
be able to get lime, 18% phos
phate, and mixed fertilizers
through the AAA under purchase
orders and contract plan. The to
tal costt for lime to the farmer is
$3.45 per ton, which includes the
cost of delivering to the farm and
spreading on land. The cost to the
farmer for 18% phosphate will be
$4.40 per ton. Cost to farmers for
mixed fertilizer (0-14-7 analysis)
$15.80 per ton. 0-12-12 analysis,
SIB.BO per ton.
Zebulon farmers are urged to
place their order for this material
at an early date as there is a lim
ited supply of see ’ avai l
lie s Led by His Nose
Although the Baptist Church in
Zebulon gives a two-weeks vaca
tion to its minister in August each
year, Rev. and Mrs. Carlton Mit
chell found they couldn’t visit rel
atives in Virginia as they had hop
ed because of the quarantine im
posed upon Wake County residents
on account of the current polio
myelitis epidemic.
Loomis Parrish, new linotypist
for Theo. Davis Sons, has the best
nose for chicken in Zebulon. If
you don’t believe it, just ask Ed
Kitchings and Ernest Parrish,
manager of Paul Brantley’s serv
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
62 Members Signed
For Year of 1948-49
By Noon Yesterday
Sixty-two merchants and pro
fessional men have claimed mem
bership in the Zebulon Chamber
of Commerce, Secretary R. Vance
Brown announced yesterday, pay
ing a total of over a thousand dol
lars in dues for 1948-49. Several
other merchants are expected to
join by next week.
“We expect to have a fine pro
gram for local merchants this fall,”
President Ralph Talton said yes
terday, “and we are particularly
anxious for all to join the Chamber
of Commerce in order that they
may benefit from the awards of
prizes and other projects.”
There will be a meeting at the
Theo. Davis Sons Building tonight
at 8 o’clock of the directors of the
Chamber of Commerce and the
membership committee, Talton
continued, to discuss distribution
of tickets.
Members already paid up for
1948-49 include:
Massey’s Hatchery, A. C. Perry
& Co., Hood’s Flower Shop, Donald
Stallings, Sidney Eddins, I. D. Gill,
Avon Privett, J. M. Chevrolet Co.,
Wade H. Privett,
J. G. Kemp, Carolina Power &
Light Co., James R. Creech, Flow
ers 5c to $5 Store, R. L. Phillips
Grocery, Western Auto Associate
Temple Grocery & Market,
City Market, Royal D. Bunn,
Zebulon Drug Co., Dr. L. M.
Massey, Zebulon Dry Cleaners,
Willie B. Hopkins, Jr., Ray Gainey,
Dr. Chas. E. Fowers, G .C. Massey,
McPhail Farmer Co., Ivey Narron,
Wakelon Theater, Kannon’s Ca
xe, C. L. Cox, Wm. Bunn, Wrenn s
(Continued on Page 4)
D. D. Chamblee Is
Speaker At Rotary
D. D. Chamblee, the history
minded member of the Zebulon
Rotary Club, addressed the group
at its regular meeting last Friday
on the general subject of* com
munity service. w
Mr. Chamblee brought into his
talk several happenings of the
past in Wakefield and Zebulon,
designed to show the need for
community service by every Ro
tarian and every citizen.
President Vester Brantley pre
sided at the meeting, which was
attended by Rotarians High and
Slocumb of Middlesex in addition
to 27 local members.
ice station on the Raleigh high
Loomis has quite a reputation
as a chicken-eater, especially
when the chicken is barbecued;
so Ed and Ernest said nary a word
to Ernest’s nephew last Friday
night when they barbecued a doz
en or two chickens.
But about the time Loomis us
ually catches the bus for Raleigh,
he strolled into the filling station,
ready for action. Asked how he
knew the chicken was there, he
said he just opened the window at
the Record office, sniffed good and
hard, and followed his nose.

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