THE ZEBULON RECORD
Volume XXV. Number 26.
Wendell Tobacco Mart
Has Biggest Day Last
Friday; Average Lower
The Wendell Tobacco Market,
according to Government reports,
continues to be one of the top
markets of the belt in so far as
average price paid per hundred
pounds is concerned.
Through Friday a total of 4,513-
840 pounds of tobacco had been
sold on the local market for
$2,217,062.98, an average of $49.10
per hundred pounds. This is $3.00
better than the average reported
by the Government for the belt on
Through Monday 5,000,000
pounds had been sold for the sea
For the same period last year
5,091,000 pounds had been sold for
an average of only $44.48 per
In spite of a general crop of poor
grade tobacco, the market this
year is at an average of $4.62 bet
ter than last year.
Sales Supervisor E. H. Moser
and warehousemen on the Wendell
Market have been telling farmers
of the high prices paid on this
market for tobacco, and this week
the farmers paid heed to this dec
laration by selling more tobacco
on the market Friday than on any
one day since the market opened.'
On Friday 651,718 pounds were
“Two farmers told me today,”
said E. H. Moser, Sales Supervis
or, “that they believed they could
get more money for their tobacco
on the Wendell Market if they i
would sell all their tobacco here; 1
that they were overjoyed at the|
prices their tobacco had brought.!
Both had formerly sold tobacco on
other markets. I believe the local
market is making new friends !
daily, and, of course, the old
friends will not go elsewhere.”
Mrs. Lela A. Stallings
Dies Tuesday Morning
Mrs. Lela Alford Stallings, 46, j
of Zebulon, died Tuesday morning
after a long illness at her Pilot
home. Funeral services were con
ducted from the home Wednesday
at 4:30 p.m. by Rev. M. A. Peg
ram, pastor of the Pilot Baptist
Church, assisted by the Rev. R. L.
Collins, a former pastor. Burial
was in the Stallings cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, S
Durwood Stallings; one son. Dr. S.
Durwood Stallings, Jr., of Watts
Hospital in Durham; her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Alford of Zeb
ulon; two sisters, Mrs. Mary A.
Hunter of Greensboro and Pilot
Mountain and Mrs. Lola Moore oi
Zebulon; five brothers, Zollie, Ral
eigh. Harold and Fred, all of Zeb
ulon, and R. V. Alford of Durham.
Zebulon Boy Scouts to Begin Fall
Meetings Monday at Troop Hut
For the first time since all Scout
activities were cancelled because
of the polio epidemic, Troop 40 of
Zebulon will hold a meeting Mon
day night at 7:15 in the Scout Hut,
Scoutmaster Barrie Davis an
nounced this week.
Plans for reorganization of the
troop will be made, and a fall
campaign for recruits will be be
Discussion will be held on the
Occoneechee Council Carr.poree
TRIED TO CATCH ALL THE FISH!
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Pet High, Middlesex grocer, and Adrian Parker, postmaster of the
Nash County town, apparently decided to catch all the fish in Lake
Myra the day this picture was taken. They are shown with 155 fish
caught at the Poole Road pond in one afternoon from 3:00 to 7:30.
Reception Planned Here
For New Church Members
A special recognition service
and reception for members who
have joined the church during the
past year will be held at the local
Baptist church Sunday evening,
September 19, at eight o’clock. It
will also mark the Rev. Carlton T.
Mitchell’s first anniversary Sun-
Miss Alderman Gives
Recital Last Night
Miss Marilyn Alderman of Rose
Hill, music teacher at Wakelon
School, was presented by the
school in a piano recital last night
at 8:15 in the school auditorium.
Miss Alderman, who will direct
the high school glee club in addi
tion to teaching piano, played sev
eral selections from Bach, Beetho
ven, Chopin, Liszt, and Rachmani
She concluded the recital by
playing Etude, an original com
position of her own.
which will be held this year at
Camp Durant, located between
Raleigh and Wake Forest. It will
last three days, October 22, 23, and
24, rain or shine. Nearly 1,000
Scouts are expected to participate
in the aflair.
With just a month remaining be
fore the Camporee, the local troop
will have a full schedule reform
ing patrols into working units for
the occasion. Patrols and troops
will be graded on their perform
ance at the Council Camp.
Zebulon, N. C., Friday, September 17, 1948
day as pastor of the Zebulon Bap
The worship service will be cen
tered on the theme of
lowship with participation by the
pastor, the new members and oth
er members of the church. Special
music will be rendered by the ad
Following the worship service
the members will be honored at a
reception in the Intermediate De
partment assembly room. Mrs. R.
H. Herring is in charge of decora
tions and refreshments for the re
New members in addition to the
pastor and Mrs. Mitchell are Mr.
and Mrs. Vester Brantley, Mrs.
Harold Bunn, Mrs. T. Y. Baker,
Jr., Mrs. George H. Temple, Mar
tha Temple, Armenia Hocutt, Pat
rick Leonard, Kenneth Eddins, Mr.
and Mrs. Rodney McNabb, Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Brown, Mr. and
Mrs. J. P. Arnold, Mr. and Mrs.
Dayton Parrish, Dr. and Mrs. Ben
Thomas, Mr. Ralph Bunn, Mr.
Claud Dunn, Mrs. Haywood Jones,
Allman, Jean Bunn, Jean
Corbett, Jr. L. McGee, Annette
Daniels, Gayle Dunn, Shirley
Faulkner, Betty Jean Phillips,
Ann Strickland, Delores Pittman,
Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Crowder and
Election of church officers for
the new church year will take
place at a church conference to be
called Sunday morning.
Officers and teachers of the
Sunday School will meet on Mon
day evening at 6:30 at the church
for supper. An Officer’s and
Teachers’ Clinic will be conducted
afterward under •the direction of
Superintendent L. M. Massey.
Zebulon Man Is Named
District Head of Legion
At Asheville Convention
Philip Bunn of Zebulon, vice commander of the Cedric Harris
Post of the American Legion, was elected a district commander
ot the American Legion by acclamation at the state convention
Four Schools In Local
District Open Sept. 15;
Rev. Carruth Speaker
The lour schools in the Wakelon
District opened Wednesday, Sep
tember 15, with a larger enroll
ment indicated at Shepard, White
Oak. and Riley Hill, the three
negro schools in the district, and
a slightly smaller enrollment at
Opening exercises at Wakelon,
which were held at 10 o’clock
Wednesday morning, were attend
ed by about 200 parents in addi
tion to the students, and included
a devotional by Rev. Paul Carruth,
local Methodist pastor, and short
talks by Principal Fred Smith,
Coach Jacob Smith, and Ferd Da
vis, secretary of the school board.
Wakelon enrollment in the ele
mentary school dropped to 515
students, while the gain in the high
school enrollment was not great
enough to offset the approximately
6 percent lower grade drop. Chief
reason for the lower white enroll
ment is believed to be the replace
ment of white tenants locally with
The school cafeteria began oper
ations yesterday, with rates being
held to last year’s charge of 20
cents per meal. Mrs. Dewey Mas
sey is again serving as lunchroom
The Wakelon teacherage has
been open all week, and will re
main open throughout the school
year. Most of the teachers, except
the married members of th faculty,
I are staying at the teacherage,
| which is again being managed by
i Mrs. Sam Harris.
Wendell Lodge Host
To District Masons
Wendell was host to members
of the Masonic Lodges comprising
the 15th North Carolina District
J Wednesday, September 8.
This was the first time in sever
! al years that the District meeting
has been held in Wendell. Two
years ago it was held here.
One of the highlights of the
| meeting was the school of instruc
i tion held at 3:00 p.m. and led by
Grand Master Hoffman
Supper was served for 140 of the
visiting Masons at 6:30 in the
banquet room of the Wendell
; Baptist Church.
First Parent-Teacher Session to Be
Featured by Reception for Faculty
The first meeting of the Wake
lon Parent-Teacher Association
will be held at the school next
Monday night at 8 o’clock, Prin
cipal Fred Smith announced yes
There will be a short business
session in the high school audi
torium, at which President Willie
B. Hopkins will preside. Follow
ing the business meeting, a recep
tion in honor of the faculty mem
bers will be held in the home eco
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
in Asheville last Saturday.
Bunn, who is an area supervisor
of the Unemployment Compensa
tion Commission, is a veteran of
World War 11. He is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Bunn of Zebu
lon, Route 4, and is a member of
the Raleigh voiture of the Forty
and Eight, fun and honor society
of the Legion.
G. P. Conoley of Wendell, also
a member of the Cedric Harris
post, was honored by an invitation
to the 1948 Go-Getters Banquet
at the George Vanderbilt Hotel on
Sunday. Attendance at this ban
quet is restricted to Legionnaires
who have obtained twenty mem
berships or more.
Other local Legionnaires attend
ing the Asheville convention as
delegates last weekend were Philip
Whitley of Wendell, post com
mander, and Ferd Davis, a past
post commander. Davis and Bunn
also served as delegates from the
Raleigh voiture at the Forty and
Eight sessions on Friday and Sun
A large attendance by local vet
erans is expected at the 1949 con
vention, which will be held in Ral
The next local post meeting will
be held Wednesday, October 6.
District Governor Talks
To Local Rotary Club
Rotary District Governor Sher
wood Robinson of Robinsonville
gave an inspirational talk before
the Zebulon Rotary Club last Fri
day night, stressing the importance
of service in the life of a Rotarian.
The visit was his first to the local
organization since his election to
the office of governor of the 189th
District of Rotary International.
Mrs. L. M. Massey, accompanied
by Charles Horton at the piano,
sang three beautiful selections be
fore the governor’s talk.
Luther Massey presented Carl
ton Mitchell, who came into the
club last week, with a Rotary pin,
citing the principles of Rotary as
he made the presentation.
A revival meeting will begin at
llephzibah Baptist Church on
Sunday morning September 19, at
11:00 a.m. A cordial invitation is
extended to all.
Joe F. Roach, pastor, will con
duct the revival.
“We invite all patrons of the
local school to attend this meet
ing,” Mrs. C. C. Pippin, PTA pro
gram chairman for 1948-49, said.
“This will be the first opportunity
for many people in the community
to meet our new teachers, and we
want them to take advantage of
it, as well as welcome the return
ing faculty members.”
Plans for the 1948 membership
campaign will be announced at
the Monday night session, and a
financial report will be made.