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 that day. Through Monday 5,000,000 pounds had been sold for the sea son. For the same period last year 5,091,000 pounds had been sold for an average of only $44.48 per hundred pounds. 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 sold. “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 gun. Discussion will be held on the Occoneechee Council Carr.poree TRIED TO CATCH ALL THE FISH! W, .♦ flit4-' \ y, Mm wwl xA fifl AHfl • ~,.n r: m' 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 noff. 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 tist Church. 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 ult choir. 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 ception. 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 Marie Corbett. 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 Wakelon itself. 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 Negroes. 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 manager. 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 terday. 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 nomics building. 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 day. A large attendance by local vet erans is expected at the 1949 con vention, which will be held in Ral eigh. 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. Revival Meeting 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.