THE ZEBULON RECORD
Volume XXV. Number 25.
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Pictured arriving at the immigration headquarters at Ellis Island,
New York City, are these refugees from the Russian-occupied portions
of Europe. Reminiscent of the days of Hitler’s reign of terror are the
conditions from which these people are fleeing. They will work in
the South on farms, and the mid-West in factories.
Local Farmers Advised
To Check Cotton Prices
Zebulon cotton farmers are urg
ed to take full advantage of the
poor example set by cotton farm
ers in Robeson, Scotland, Harnett
Cumberland, and Hoke Counties,
who are losing hundreds of dollars
by selling their cotton below the
government support price, says
Dan F. Holler, Extension Market
ing specialist at State College.
Town Board Holds
Meeting on Monday
Town Clerk W. B. Hopkins was
instructed by the Zebulon Board
of Commissioners at their regular
monthly meeting on Monday night
to enforce the year-old ordinance
requiring all houses in Zebulon to
connect their sewer lines to the
town system. The order further
prohibits outdoor privies within
the city limits of the town. The
ordinance was passed by the Town
Board a year ago, but because of
material shortages has not yet been
The Clerk was also instructed
to take whatever legal action he
deemed necessary to gollect delin
quent taxes in Zebulon. Members
of the Board promised complete
Present at the meeting were
Mayor R. H. Bridgers, Commis
sioners Bob Sawyer, Howard Beck,
Norman Screws, and Barrie Davis,
and Town Clerk W. B. Hopkins.
CARL BJORK'S TIPS:
A Homily Was Heard
Now it happen quite often that
Nos-Taw sendeth me to The Corn
er Store for to buy some Cheese,
Pivkles, and Coconut. And when I
arriveth there, 10, and hehold, no
less than twenty Weary Men are
resting on the pemises.
And sure enough, I resteth with
And by and by one of them
saith to me, Occabot, I heareth
that thou are good at Pounding
Pulpits. Deliver thou to us A Short
Sermon that we might judge
whether thou are a Good Pounder
or a Poor Pounder.
And after a little more persuas
ion, I did consider such an invita
tion, and having forgotten Nos-
Taws admonitions, did begin to
Now boys, I did say, I will de-
Mr. Holler, upon a recent tour
of these counties, found farmers
selling their cotton to independent
buyers for 31.50 to 32 cents per
pound when the loan value on the
same qualities ranged from 32.57
to 36.12 cents per pound.
Such a practice is expensive to
farmers, Mr. Holler said, adding
that farmers should take advant
age of the free classing service and
place their cotton under govern
ment loan when the loan value is
above the market price.
A cotton producer can procure
a loan by placing his cotton in any
of the approved bonded warehous
es. If the cotton has been sampled
at the gin, the producer can get
his money after the class card is
returned and the loan papers filled
out. In case the bales have not
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Record Writers, Shop
Force Given Barbecue
A chicken barbecue honoring
the employees of Theo. Davis Sons
and the correspondents of The
Zebulon Record was given at the
Legion Hut last Thursday night
by Ferd and Barrie Davis.
Present besides the guests of
honor were members of the Zeb
ulon Town Board, the Board of
Directors of the Chamber of Com
merce, the Wakelon School Board,
airport officials, and local pastors.
liver unto thee the story pf The
Two Stone Angels who standeth
night apd day in A Country Ceme
tery. For one man did erect one of
the stone angels above his wife’s
grave for to show his great love
for that spouse, and the other
stone angel was placed there by a
woman over her husband’s grave
for the same tender reason. And
day after day, and night after
night, these angels keepeth their
watch over the dead.
And it was not long before they
had been on guard for one week.
And by and by they becometh
clean tired of such watching. So
they contriveth to leave the dead
alone with the dead, and go look
in on the living.
Where shall we go? saith The
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Zebulon, N. C., Friday, September 10, 1948
Wakelon School to Begin Term
Sept. 15 with Large Enrollment
Ed Ellington Addresses
Zebulon Rotary Club
On Agricultural Growth
Ed Ellington, speaking to the
Zebulon Rotary Club last Friday
night, described the tremendous
advances in farm practices made
during the past decade, stating
that farming is being developed
as a science with higher and high
er goals set every year. Ed, a
member of the Vocational Serv
ice Committee of the Club, is vo
cational teacher at Wakelon
Only a short time ago, the
speaker said, the goal for corn
growers in this state was 100
bushels an acre. Today farmers
in North Carolina are striving for
200 bushels an acre, a figure be
yond the wildest dreams of farm
ers ten years ago.
By selective breeding livestock
have been developed which pro
duce more meat and more milk,
and chickens have been made to
lay more. Many farm crops have
become resistant to diseases as a
result of experiments.
Ed pictured a bright future for
farming, if the farmer will follow
the modern trend toward scientific
development of his farm.
President Vester Brantley wel
comed new Rotarian Carlton
Mitchell into the club. Carlton is
pastor of the Zebulon Baptist
Church and is the only minister
now a member of the group.
Help Asked for Negro
Family Struck by Fire
The Zebulon Junior Woman’s
Club is assisting the Wake County
Red Cross Chapter and Chief W.
B. Hopkins of Zebulon in supply
ing needs of the family of Lillie
Morgan, colored resident of Rt. 1
Zebulon, whose 4 room dwelling
house was completely destroyed by
fire on July 28, 1948.
All household furnishings and
utensils were destroyed, also all
the clothing the family had except
what the residents were wearing
at the time of the fire.
Any one having any discards
that the family could use please
bring same to Chief Hopkins at
Town Office in Zebulon, or con
tact Mrs. E. D. Ellington, Welfare
Chairman, Zebulon Junior Wom
an’s Club, or Mrs. Norman M.
Screws, assistant Red Cross Case
All the persons listed below
were living in the house at the
time of the fire.
Lillie Morgan, age 54 years,
dress, size 20, shoes, size 7 (nar
Savannah Parks, age 28 years,
dress, size 40, shoes, size 8 (wide).
Pernell Parks, age 11 years, av
erage size 11 year old boy.
Toby Brantley Now
Member of Air Force
Toby Brantley, son of B. W.
Brantley of Zebulon, has enlisted
in the Air Force and is now sta
tioned in Texas for training.
His address at present is Pvt.
Toby B. Brantley, AF14281952,
3714 Training Squadron, 3557
Flight, Lockland Air Force Base,
San Antonio, Texas.
Pictured is Dr. Ralph MacDon
ald, North Carolina educator and
former candidate for Governor,
who has been named chairman
of the state’s March of Dimes cam
paign for the seventh consecutive
year. He will announce local of
ficials in the anti-polio drive dur
ing the fall.
Sunday School Opening
Planned Next Sunday
Sunday School classes will be
resumed at both the local Baptist
and Methodist churches Sunday,
September 12, according to a joint
announcement made by the pas
tors, the Rev. Carlton Mitchell and
the Rev. Paul Carruth.
The Methodist Sunday School is
meeting in the Wakelon School
building while construction con
tinues on the new Methodist
The Intermediate Department of
the Baptist Sunday School will
meet at 8:30 a. m. at the church
for a Sunday morning breakfast
and rally. All departments of both
churches expect to be in full op
eration this Sunday.
Local Legion Meets
The Wendell-Zebulon Post of
the American Legion met last
Wednesday night at the Legion
Hut with nearly 30 Legionnaires
present. Only rouUne business
THE COUNTY AGENT:
Farm Safety Urged
Records of the National Safety
Council show that farm residents
have contributed more than their
share to the post-war increase in
motor vehicle accidents, County
Agent J. L. Reitzel for the State
College Extension Service, said to
day in urging farm residents to
practice highway safety.
More farm people are killed in
motor vehicle mishaps than in
any other type of accident, the
county agent asserted. Last year
there were 7,000 fatalities and
250,00 lost-time injuries, he added.
“Farmers especially have to be
good drivers because most of their
traveling is done on high-speed
roads,” Mr. Reitzel declared.
“Their safety and that of their
families depends on their know
ledge of the rules of the road.”
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
School Cafeteria Spends
$2,000 for Equipment;
Piano Recital Thursday
Wakelon School, originally
scheduled to open September 1,
will begin its 1948-49 term next
Wednesday morning, September
15. Postponements were made be
cause of the summer polio epi
“Students will meet with their
teachers at 9 a.m. for registra
tion,” Principal Fred Smith stated
yesterday, “and assembly of all
students will take place at 10
o’clock. The public is invited to
Wednesday will be given to reg
istration, Principal Smith contin
ued, with curriculum adjustments
being handled that day. Students
will be dismissed at noon. Classes
will begin at 8:30 Thursday
morning, and the class day will
end at 3:10. This schedule will be
continued through the major part
of the year.
A preliminary teachers’ meeting
will be held Tuesday afternoon,
September 14, at 2 o’clock. Several
new teachers will be at Wakelon
“Since a large enrollment is an
ticipated, additional facilities have
been added to the Wakelon lunch
room,” Mr. Smith said. “These ad
ditions include stainless steel sinks
and drainboards, a mechanical
potato peeler, a baker’s mixer, and
new cooking utensils. Thesse units
were installed at a total cost of
A feature of the opening of
school will be a piano concert by
Miss Marilyn Alderman, music
teacher, Thursday night, Septem
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First Bale of Cotton
Ginned Here Friday
The Zebulon Gin . Company
ginned the first bale of, cotton for
this community this season on last
Friday, September 3. The cotton
was grown by E. A. Eatman, Zeb
ulon, Route 1.
There were 1,500 lbs. of seed
cotton and the bale weighed 596
lbs. Because it was the first bale of
the season, no ginning charges
were made. Mr. Alford bought the
bale at 31c per lb.
“When you are at the wheel,
your life and the lives of others
are in your hands,” he continued.
‘You cannot afford to take a
The Extension agent offered the
following tips for safer driving:
Have a courteous attitude.
Know the rules of the highway.
Keep car in good condition.
Stay alert when driving.
Keep car under control.
Obey the signs and road rules.
Avoid driving when tired or
under the influence of alcohol.
Use tail lights on trailer equip
Remember the same rules apply
with tractors on the highway.
Cooperate with your community