North Carolina Newspapers

Volume XXV.
Committees for Farmers' Day Events Are Announced;
Wakelon School Opening Is Postponed One Week
Local Schools to Open
Wednesday, Sept. 15,
Wakelon Board Declares
Opening of Wakelon School, al
ready postponed one week because
of the polio epidemic, was post
poned another seven days by the
Wakelon School Board, which met
yesterday morning in a special ses
sion with Principal Fred Smith.
The action postponing school
opening until September 15 affects
four local schools, Wakelon, Shep
ard, White Oak, and Riley Hill.
The Wendell School Board also
took postponing action simultan
eously with the Wakelon commit
tee, according to Wendell Princi
pal E. T. Boyette and Paul Brant
ley, chairn m of the Wendell com
“We realize that the postpone
ment will work some hardship on
our farmers who will need the help
of their children with crops next
spring,” Principal Smith stated,
“but a study of the sentiment of
local school patrons indicates that
the community desires the post
ponement of school opening. We
expect to open September 15, if
Dr. A. C. Bulla, Wake County
Health Officer, declares it advisa
Present at yesterday’s school
board meeting with Principal
Smith were Chairman W. G. Tem
ple, C. S. Chamblee, and Ferd Da
Post Office to Open
Civil Service Exams
The United States Civil Service
Commission announces an open
competitive examination for the
position of substitute clerk for
filling vacancies in the post office
at Zebulon. The usual entrance
salary of this position is $1.29 per
Applications for this position
will be accepted by the Director,
Fourth U. S. Civil Service Region,
Temporary Building “R”, 3rd and
Jefferson Drive, S. W., Washington
25, D. C.
Competitors will be required to
report for written examination,
which will be held as soon as
practicable after the date set for
the close of receipt of applications.
Full information and application
blank may be obtained from Miss
Ruby Dawson, Secretary, Board of
U. S. Civil Service Examiners.
Raleigh Roundup
TO CHARLOTTE—An official
of the Bank of Charlotte said last
week that Charles M. Johnson,
State Treasurer, would become
executive vice president of that
institution in January.
It is understood that Johnson
has been proffered a half-dozen
handsome positions since his de
feat by Kerr Scott for the Demo
cratic nomination for Governor,
two of which would remove him
from North Carolina. Although he
received a relatively small vote
in Wake County, he has lots of
friends here, and many Raleigh
TO CHARLOTTE —An official; officials have expressed the wish
of the Bank of Charlotte said last that he might find a suitable job
week that Charles M. Johnson, in the Capital City.
State Treasurer, would become Incidentally, the Bank of Char
executive vice president of that lotte is an unusual banking house,
institution in January. It doesn’t keep what has become
It is understood that Johnson known as “banking hours,” but
has been proffered a half-dozen opens at 9 o’clock in the morning
handsome positions since his de- and remains open until 5 o’clock
feat by Kerr Scott for the Demo- an the afternoon.. .and is the only
cratic nomination for Governor, bank in the State to go to such
two of which would remove him ends to keep its customers happy,
from North Carolina. Although he Its president is T. M. Shelton, 38-
received a relatively small vote year-old, ruddy-fsced, Esquirish
in Wake County, he has lots of powerhouse who is also president
friends here, and many Raleigh (Continued on Page 8)
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Pictured here are the principal
figures in the first commencement
program of the Morehead City
Technical Institute of N. C. State
College. Chancellor J> W. Har- ■
relson of State College (top left) ;
presided over the exercises. Neil:
Zebulon Cotton Growers to Have Part
In Wake Demonstration Tour Today
By John L. Reitzel
Wake County Farm Agent
The second annual Wake Coun
ty cotton tour will be held on Fri
day, September 3, leaving the Ral
eigh Memorial Auditorium at 1:00
p. m. The purpose of this tour is
to visit 5-acre cotton demonstra
tions throughout the country and
study the effect of producing cot
ton under varying fertilizer rates,
Zebulon, N. C., Friday, September 3, 1948
K. Albright of Black Mountain,
second from left, was the first stu
dent to receive a graduation cer
j tificate from the Institute. The
j presentation is being made by J.
| H. Lampe, dean of the State Col
! lege School of Engineering (third
different spacing between rows
and also boll weevil control. The
cotton crop in general throughout
the country is above average. The
entries in the 5-Acre Cotton Con
test on an average are way above
any previous production obtained
in the county. This year Wake
County has 26 entries in the 5-
Acre Cotton Contest and all these
farmers are striving to produce
high yields of cotton.
All farmers in Wake County
who are interested in cotton pro.
duction are invited to make this
tour with us. The businessmen of
Wake County and Zebulon are in
vited to make this tour along with
the farmers. The Agricultural
Committee of the Raleigh Chamb
er of Commerce is making special
efforts to get representatives of
the business people of Raleigh on
this tour. We hope that other or
ganizations throughout Wake
County will make an effort to
have representatives on the tour.
The schedule for the follows.
Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh
leave 1:00.
Kenneth Hinnant, Wendell; Ar
rive 1:25; leave 1:50; observe cot
ton stripper.
Josemon Tippett, Zebulon, Route
from left), and President Frank
P. Graham of the Greater Univers
ity of North Carolina (top right).
In the lower picture the gradu
ates, including Elwood Parker of
Zebulon, listen to the address giv
en by Dr. Graham.
3; arrive 2:05; leave 2:20; observe
close spacing in row and 30 inch
E. D. Finch, Zebulon; arrive
2:30; leave 2:45; observe 36 inch
rows and medium fertilization.
J. W. Faison, Raleigh, Route 2;
arrive 3:15; leave 3:40; observe
36 inch row's and high nitrogen
(Continued on Page 8)
We Registered Again
Registrants from Zebulon were
sweating out the long line in Wiley
School gymnasium this week, as j
they waited for hours to tell the
required facts to the volunteer!
registrars. Wayne Privette spent
nearly three hours in line Tuesday
before he finally reached the table,
and then was told they were reg
istering no more that day. On
Wednesday it took him a mere two
hours to negotiate the line and
complete the forms.
Wednesday when the publisher
was registering for the draft, he
heard one of the ladies ask when
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
Large Group Is Ready
To Accept Entries for
All Farm Day Contests
Full committees have been
named for each Farmers’ Day
event, and entries are now being
taken for each contest, President
Ralph Talton of the Zebulon
Chamber of Commerce said yes
Heading the list of committee
men is Mayor R. H. Bridgers, who
will be in charge of building and
arrangements for the entire day
of contests, speeches, and concerts
on Thursday, October 7.
Bridgers will also serve as chair
man of the checkers tournament
committee. Armstrong Cannady
and Thurman Murray will serve
with him on this group. First
prize for the checkers champion
is $25.00 cash.
Serving on the horseshoe pitch
ing contest committee will be
Worth Hinton as chairman, Ral
eigh Alford. Hardin Hinton, and
Bob Sawyer. First prize for horse
shoe pitching will be $15.00 cash.
Each of these two contests will
run from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
Chairman of the committee for
the bicycle race, which will follow
Governor-nominate Kerr Scott’s
speech at 2:00 p.m., is C. V. Whit
ley. He will be assisted by Pat
Farmer and Ferd Davis. First
prize in this event is a new bicycle.
Wade Privette and D. D. Cham
(Continued on Page 3)
Inspection Lane to Stay
Here Until Sept. Bth
Inspection of motor vehicles be
gan at Zebulon on Wednesday of
this week, and will continue
through next Wednesday, Septem
ber 8, the State Bureau of Motor
Vehicles has announced.
The local inspection lane, which
has been set up on Arendell Aven
ue between the Woman’s Club and
the highway stoplight, was origin
ally scheduled for Wendell this
week, but the neighboring town
could not accommodate the unit
cause of heavy tobacco market
On the first day the lane oper
ated here cars and trucks were in
line along Sycamore Street to
Wakefield Street, and back to
Paul Brantley’s store, but by noon
yesterday the waiting line extend
ed only two blocks.
I one of the fellows present was
| born. He seemed a bit vague.
“What’s your name?” she asked.
He didn’t seem sure of that, either.
“Were you in the Army,” she ask
ed. “Duh—yup!” he replied. She
asked what year he joined. “Huh?”
She repeated the question. He
pondered a minute, then his face
brightened and he exclaimed loud
ly: “March!” It was almost an
anticlimax when he reported his
address as Dix Hill.
Which caused a veteran to state:
“No matter what kind of line it is,
there’s two of those guys in it!”

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