THE ZEBULON RECORD
Volume XXV. Number 28.
ARKANSAS RAISES PRETTY COTTON!
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We can’t promise you sights like these on Farmers’ Day next
Thursday, although a good program is ready.; in fact, there are no
sights like these at either the Wakelon or Zebulon gins. This lovely
young lady is Pam Camp, Miss Arkansas of 1947. (The cotton, in
case you’re interested, was picked at Blytheville.)
W MU Rally Is Planned ;
Local Societies to Attend
On Friday of next week, Octo
ber S, the Clayton Baptist church
will be the place of meeting for
representatives of missionary so
cieties in the Johnston, Sandy
Creek, Little River and Raleigh
Associations. The program is ar
ranged for morning and afternoon
sessions and begins at 10:00
o’clock. Lunch will be furnished
by the Johnston Association.
These divisional meetings are of
great importance in planning the
work and leaders hope all socie
ties may be represented.
Zebulon Baptist W. M. S.
The September meeting of the
Baptist W. M. S. had probably the
best attendance of any in its his
tory, with The Young Women’s
Circle having the most members
Mrs. Lester Greene, chairman of
the Northside Circle, was in
charge of the program. Mrs. How
ard Massey led the devotional
and was followed by Mrs. Stephen
Blackley, who discussed the
month’s topic in missions, speaking
forcefully of the need for the gos
pel in Africa and in our own
country. A Negro spiritual was
sung by Mesdames Massey and
Mitchell with Mrs. Rodney Mc-
Th** business session was fea
tured by the election of Mrs. Ex
um Chamblee as president of the
society and Mrs. W. B. Hopkins
first vice-president. Mrs. Willard
£ COUNTY AGENT J. L. REITZEL
Reports Big Crain Crop
A record crop of feed grains is
in prospect for the nation this
year, John L. Reitzel, Wake Coun
ty Farm Agent, told the Record
Present estimates for the na
tion’s corn crop is now placed at
3,500,000,000 bushels or 1,100,00-
000 bushels more than was pro
duced last year. Mr. Reitzel stated
that 74,000,000 bushels of this
year’s production will come from
North Carolina. Estimates also
point to a bumper crop of the oth
er important feed grains, oats,
barley and sorghum grain.
Livestock numbers are the
smallest in 10 years, and with the
Gill, second vice-president, Mrs. R.
H. Herring, secretary, Mrs. How
ard Massey, treasurer and chair
man of stewardship, retain their
offices for another year.
On behalf of the Society, Mrs.
J. B. Outlaw presented Mrs. Theo.
Davis, retiring president, a steam
ed fruit bowl in milk glass, a gift
from the four circles, and Mrs.
Carlton Mitchell invited all pres
ent to the Intermediate assembly
room which had been decorated
with arrangements of flowers. At
a prettily appointed table Mrs.
Mitchell poured lime punch which
was served with assorted cookies.
This meeting marked the close
of the associational year’s work,
which has been in some respects
the best the local W. M. S. has
Wakefield Baptist W. M. S.
The W. M. S. of Wakefield held
its regular monthly meeting in the
home of Mrs. H. C. Mitchell with
Mrs. O. H. Massey joint hostess.
There were 21 members present
and four visitors.
Mrs. W. J. Perry gave the de
votional and Mrs. D. S. Joyner led
in prayer. Mrs. Sprite Ferrell
gave a very interesting talk on
“One Saviour for the Negro in
Africa and in America.”
After the business the hostess
invited the society into the dining
room where they served delicious
punch, sandwiches, cakes, pickle
large crops of corn and other
grains, available feed should be
greatly improved over last year.
In addition, a large hay carryover
from last year for the nation as a
whole, plus a better than average
hay crop this year should provide,
generally, ample hay per animal.
The harvest yields of wheat
turned out better than expected in
the wheat belt and the 1,300,000,-
000 bushels produced is second
only to last year’s record crop, the
county agent said.
The prospects for other crops
also appears bright. The cotton
forecast of • 15,169,000 bales indi
cates the seventh largest in history.
Zebulon, N. C., Friday, October 1, 1948
Congressman Harold D. Cooley
To Speak Here Next Thursday
Wakelon Bulldogs Set
For First 1948 Test
With Wendell Today
The Wakelon Buldogs open the j
gridiron season at Wendell at 3
this afternoon, playing their east
Wake rivals in the first game for
either. This year marks the first
time since before the war that
either school has fielded eleven
man teams, both playing six-man
ball last fall.
Coach Jacob Smith has driven
his squad since the opening of
school to get them in condition
and familiar with the fundamen
tals of eleven-man football.
The Wakelon first team this
year is heavier and more exper
ienced than that of last year, but
Coach Smith was noncommittal
about the Bulldogs’ chances
against Wendell. He is weak in
Rain throughout the week has
hampered Wakelon practice, but
Coach Smith has had the team
running signal drills in the gym
nasium. Yesterday afternoon they
took to the field in uniform, but no
scrimmage session was held.
Team members going to Wendell
are Dan Privette, George Massey,
Jimmy Greene, Johnnie Gay,
Ralph Lewis, Bobby Phillips, K.
D. Lloyd, Jr., J. C. Liles, Fred
Mangum, Bill Brantley, Bobby
Durant Finch, Lawrence Liles,
Warren Greene, Jack Terry, Henry
Kitchings, Worth Groom, Wayne
Massey, Donald Fowler, Van New
ton, ana Manager Robert Lee
No starting lineup as such has
Antone and Harper
Mr. and Mrs. Barkton Antone
announce the birth of a daughter,
Betty Kay, on September 22. Mrs.
Antone is the former Miss Lottie
Strickland of near Spring Hope.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Harper an
nounce the birth of a daughter,
Martha Jean, September 5," at
Emory University Hospital, Atlan
Mr. Harper is formerly of Zebu
lon and Charlotte.
First Cotton Ginned
At New Wakelon Gin
First cotton to be ginned in the
new Wakelon Home Gin was
brought in Wednesday afternoon
of this week. It was grown by Iv
an Montague on Ray Gainey’s
The Wakelon Home Gin is
equipped with the most up-to-date
gin in the state. Using extra clean
ers a»d dryers, it gives an ex
cellent sample on machine-picked
cotton and improves the grade of
The gin is managed by F. D.
Finch and is housed in a new con
crete block, fire-proof building.
Easley at Pearces
Dr. J. A. Easley, of Wake For
est, will preach at the Pearce Bap
tist Church Sunday morning at
11:00 o’clock. We wish to urge all
church members and others who
care to come and hear Dr. Easley.
—W. C. Blue, Pastor.
Now In Japan
Pictured above is Mrs. John F.
Finan and daughter, Polly, of
Wendell, who arrived in Tokyo,
Japan, September 23, to join Cap
tain Finan, who is a special offi
cer on the Army General Staff.
Mrs. Finan has written her
mother, Mrs. Ivan Weathers, of
Wendell that she will live in
Washington Heights there which is
a community of approximately
5000 with good school from kind
ergarten up. She said she liked it
Mrs. Finan is the former Mary
Alice Weathers of Hephzibah.
On Sunday Afternoon
For Sulley Bailey, 37
Funeral services for Sulley Bail
ey, 37, of Zebulon, Route 3, were
held at Hales Chapel Baptist
Church last Sunday afternoon at
4 o’clock. The Rev. W. W. Turner,
the Rev. H. E. Cherry, and the
Rev. Hugh Upchurch were in
charge of the services. Interment
was in the Hales Chapel cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Noro Allen Bailey; five children,
Larry, Linda, Jewell, Joseph, and
Billy Joe; three sisters, Mrs. H. B.
Creech and Mrs. Allen Hood, both
of Zebulon, Route 1; and Mrs. M.
H. Mann of Los Angeles, Calif.
Three brothers, J. G., J. W. and
Royal Bailey; two half-brothers,
the Rev. Gilmer Parrish and
Douglas Parrish, all of Zebulon,
Route 1; his mother, Mrs. C. E.
Parrish, and his step-father, C. E.
Parrish of Zebulon, Route 1.
BEER ELECTIONS & TRAFFIC
By Eula Nixon Greenwood
BEER ELECTIONS—The hottest
thing going now is the beer vote
which is now scheduled in 13
counties for late August and early
September— the last beer elec
tions which can be held this year
under the law prohibiting such
balloting within 60 days of any
NEW TYPE—A new type of
bootlegger is flourishing in sever
al N. C. counties. He’s the fellow
who’s selling beer—at 40 and 50
cents per bottle or can—in the
four counties that have outtlawed
beer in local-option elections this
year. Reports from Robeson,
Theo. Davis Sons, Publishers
4th District Legislator
Expected to Address
Large Crowd Oct. 7
Hon. Harold D. Cooley of Nash
ville, member of the United
States House of Representatives
from the Fourth Congressional
District, will address farmers of
this community at 2:00 p.m. next
Thursday, October 7, at the first
annual Farmers’ Day exercises in
Mr. Cooley, who is a member of
the House Agricultural Committee,
recently returned from a tour of
Occupied Europe, where he in
vestigated occupation forces, and
inspected administrative units of
the Marshall Plan. He made a
thorough investigation of the use
of American farm products in
Upon his return to the United
States, Mr. Cooley, in cooperation
with Congressman Graham Bard
en who accompanied him on the
European mission, appeared in
Washington on behalf of North
Carolina tobacco farmers before
representatives of Paul Hoffman,
Marshall Plan administrator. The
two Tar Heel representatives made
strong objections to the purchase
of foreign tobacco with American
Large Crowd Expected
The Nashville lawyer is expect
ed to give Zebulon farmers and
businessmen a clear view of what
may be expected in the future as
far as tobacco production and con
sumption is concerned. Long pop
ular in Zebulon, which gave him a
strong vote when he first ran for
Congress (since his first nomina
tion, he has had no serious oppo
sition). Mr. Cooley is expected to
aid in bringing the largest crowd
in local history to the Farmers’
Hundreds of dollars worth of
prizes will be given to farmers at
tending the exercises for appear
ances in contests, and $l5O will be
given away in the form of good
will awards. Contests are for
horseshoe pitching, checker play
ing, bicycle racing, and for the best
string band, harmonica player,
banjoist, guitarist, and fiddler.
In the event of rain so that
events cannot be held in the open,
with the exception of the checker
tourney which will be held in the
Zebulon Woman’s Club Building
and the bicycle race, they will be
run off In the Five County Fair
Bladen, Pender and Graham coun
ties say beer can easily be pur
chased in these arid areas, for a
stiff price; and it is a known fact
that legitimate beer outlets on the
border in counties adjoining these
have doubled and even quadrupl
ed their sales since the four drove
This is no reflection on the le
gitimate retailers, necessarily, be
cause when they sell a case of
beer to a passing motorist they
are not supposed to know or be
concerned with its ultimate dest
ination. However, in many cases
certain customers are buying it
for resale, at a handsome profit,
in the neighboring dry county.