THE ZEBULON RECORD Volume XXV. Number 28. ARKANSAS RAISES PRETTY COTTON! t® fIL «r JWfe ■hi ** ifcir^" mmmLJy. m 3-.: **& isLC 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 present. 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- Nabb accompanist. 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 this week. 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 known. 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 and mints. 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 reserves. 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 Bridgers; Durant Finch, Lawrence Liles, Warren Greene, Jack Terry, Henry Kitchings, Worth Groom, Wayne Massey, Donald Fowler, Van New ton, ana Manager Robert Lee Privette. No starting lineup as such has been announced. Antone and Harper Births Announced 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 ta, Georgia. 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 farm. 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 hand-picked cotton. 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 very much. Mrs. Finan is the former Mary Alice Weathers of Hephzibah. Funeral Held 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 Raleigh Roundup 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 other election. 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 Zebulon. 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 European recovery. 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 dollars. 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’ Day event. 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 exhibition hall. 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 beer underground. 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.