Friday, December 31,1948
Around the Community
When the Zebulon Airport was
proposed, and later when the ded
icatory air show was staged, con
siderable funds were pledged to
assure the town and community
of having an airport. Last Sunday
the first contribution was made
toward the operating expense of
the strip since it was opened, when
Durwood Stallings made a cash do
nation toward the operating ex
pense of the airport.
. Constructed on land donated by
Jesse Bunn and his sons, Graham
and Philip, the strip is over 2,-
000 feet long and will accommo
date any personal plane on the
During the time since it was
completed, at least three planes
have landed with too little gas
to allow them to continue to an
other field. The local strip saved
them from a possible crash.
The airport has also placed Zeb
ulon, literally and figuratively, on
the map. It is marked on aero
nautical charts used by all air
lines, and private and military
pilots, and provides another mode
of transportation for business
working in Zebulon in addition
to the railroad and highways.
Zebulon Lodge No. 609, A. F. &
A. M., will hold a special com
munication in the Masonic Hall
tonight at 7:30, Ralph Bunn, W.
M., announced today. Work will
be in the third degree.
Officers elected for 1949 at the
December communication of the
local lodge were Elwood Perry,
worshipful master; Claud Dunn,
senior warden; Willie B. Hop
kins, junior warden; Dr. Charles
Flowers, treasurer; R. Vance
Brown, secretary; William Bunn,
senior deacon; Thurman Murray,
junior deacon; Carl Kemp and
Garland Godwin, stewards; Ves
ter Brantley, chaplain.
Pastor Carlton Mitchell and fam
ily left Monday to visit with rela
tives in Roanoke, Virginia.
Bennett Kemp, Jr., spent
Christmas with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Ben Kemp. He has re
turned to Fort Jackson, S. C.
Mrs. C. B. Eddins was taken
seriously ill Monday morning and
was carried to the hospital for
Dr. and Mrs. L. M. Massey and
daughter, Carolyn, are in New
York City this week, having left
here last Monday.
Miss Annie Mildred Herring of
Northfield, Mass., and the Merle
Showalters and children of Balti
more are visiting the R. H. Her
Mr. and tyfrs. Elmo Bunn return
ed to Greensboro Sunday after a
Christmas visit with the F. E.
Bunns and Armstrong Canna
Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Horton have
returned from their bridal trip to
the Pacific coast and are visiting
Mr. Horton’s mother, Mrs. John D.
Mrs. Ray Jenkins of Grantsville,
Md., and Miss Isolene Corbett of
Washington, D. C., spent the
Christmas holidays with Mr. and
Mrs. R. L. Phillips.
Lynne and Teddy Davis of Fay
etteville came Monday to visit
relatives here after spending the
greater part of their vacation with
their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Barnes of Clayton.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Brownie, of
Tarrytown, N. Y. and Mr. and Mrs.
Hal Burch, of Newport News, Va.
Z. N. Culpepper, tax lister for
Little River Township, announc
ed yesterday that he will be in his
office all during January to list
1949 taxes. He urges that proper
ty owners list early and avoid rush
Use Plenty of Fertilizer
O. W. Jones, Martin County Ne
gro farmer of Oak City, Route 1,
has convinced not only himself
but also his son that it pays to use
hybrid seed and plenty of fertilizer
in producing corn.
According to R. M. Edwards,
Negro county agent for the State
College Extension Service, Jones
attended a corn result demonstra
tion project conducted in 1947 and
decided then and there that he
would use hybrid seed for his 1948
His 28-year-old son Richard,
however, remained doubtful. He
just diun’t like the idea of paying
$10.50 for a bushel of seed and
spending a lot of money on ferti
So the two engaged in a little
friendly competition. The elder
Jones bought a bushel of N. C. 27
hybrid seed and planted 7.5 acres.
He used 16-inch spacing in 3.5-foot
rows and fillowed recommended
fertilizer practices. Young Jones
planted his crop with regular field
corn and did not fertilize liberally.
When the corn was harvested,
the father had a yield of 109.4
bushels per acre. The son produced
only 47.66 bushels per acre.
Looking at his father’s 7.5-acre
field, young Jones said he had
never seen so much com on one
piece of land. From now on, he
plans to use hybrid seed and fer
tilize according to recommenda
were visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Al
bert Brown during the Christmas
Haywood Jones and Pat Farmer
left yesterday for New Orleans,
where they will attend the Sugar
Bowl football game January 1
between North Carolina and Ok
lahima. Z. J. Robertson left Wed
nesday night to attend same game.
We give our thanks from the
heart to all of you who helped in
winning the electric train for
Wayne, and all of you who were
so kind to us during the Christ
mas holidays and the past year.
It is a comfort to all of us to know
that we have such wonderful
friends round about us.
B. M. Price and Wayne
Grade A dairy farming is ad
vancing at a rapid pace in Cataw
ba County, reports Assistant Coun
ty Agent Eugene C. Berryhill.
Having qualified as Administra
trix of the estate of Sterling Yar
brough, deceased, late of Wake
County, North Carolina, this is to
notify all persons having claims
against the estate of said deceased
to exhibit them to the undersigned
at Zebulon, N. C., on or before the
3rd day of December, 1949, or this
notice will be pleaded in bar of
their recovery. All persons indebt
ed to said estate will please make
This Ist day of December, 1948.
Carrie Yarbrough, Administra
trix of the Estate of Starling Yar
brough, Deceased. D 3 Jl3.
Little River Ice Co.
Quality and Service
The Zebulon Record
Potato Support Price Is
Cut Sharply for 1949
A support price level based on
60 per cent of parity has been set
for the 1949 Irish potato crop, ac
cording to H. M. Covington, Ex
tension horticulturist at State Col
In addition, the national produc
tion goal for next year has been
set at 1,938,300 acres —about
200,000 less than the planted acre
age this year. This figure in
cludes 1,223,100 acres for commer
cial production and 715,200 for
non-commercial purposes (less
than three acres on the farm).
The commercial production goal
for North Carolina has been set at
The new support price level
represents a sharp decrease from
that which prevailed in 1948. It
is the maximum reduction allowed
under existing legislation.
Commenting on the new support
level, Secretary of Agriculture
Charles F. Brannan said:
“I have been extremely reluct
ant to approve the lowering of the
support price for potatoes to 60
per cent of parity. I want it clear
ly understood that this figure ap
plies to potatoes only, and that it
cannot be regarded as a prece
dent or as the attitude of this De
partment in establishing the gener
al level of price supports under
our new legislation. Controlling
excess production by dropping
price supports sharply is not a de
sirable way to get adjustments, no
matter how necessary these ad
iustments may be. However, Con
gress has given the Department of
Agriculture no other effective
mechanism . . .”
Secretary Brannan said losses
sustained by the Department un
der the potato program for the
1948 crop alone will probably
equal or exceed the entire mone
tary gains which have accrued to
the Commodity Credit Corpora
tion during the 15 years of its
general support and procurement
FOR SALE—Seven room house on
Wakefield Street in town of Zeb
ulon. Cash or terms. See D. D.
Chamblee, Zebulon. ts.
REWARD—SIO.OO REWARD FOR
information leading to recovery
of new sanding machine, serial
No. M-454122, taken from my
workshop on or about Dec. 13.
Theo. B. Davis, Phone 3921,
Elite Beauty Salon
Mrs. Frank Kemp, Owner
Miss Susan Stallings, Manager,
Telephone 4641 Zebulon
W.M. BRANNON jj
Oils - Grease - Batteries!
Motor Blocks Rebored
j Wholesale Prices To Service ;
Stations and Garages
Closed for Church from
10 to 12 on Sunday
Washing and Greasing
Goodyear Tires & Tubes
Avon Privett and
Sidney Eddins |
Meredith College Choir
Heard In Broadcast
The Meredith College Choir of
78 voices were heard in a special
ly transcribed program of Christ
mas music over Radio Station
WPTF on Christmas Day, Decem
Meredith students taking part in
the Christmas Day broadcast in
cluded Carolyn Massey, daughter
of Dr. and Mrs. L. M. Massey of
Having qualified as Administra
tor of the estate of Z. E. Davis,
deceased, late of Wake County,
North Carolina, this is to notify
all persons having claims against
the estate of said deceased to ex
hibit them to the undersigned, at
Route No. 1, Wake Forest, N. C.
on or before the Ist day of Janu-
Against your worst enemies
—Fire, Storm, Accident. See
D. D. Chamblee
The Insurance Man
MODERN EQUIPMENT PLUS CARE
equals a total of good work!
Modern Equipment Does Cleaning Best!
ZEBULON DRY CLEANERS
Worth Hinton, Prop.
We Wish You a New Year of
Happiness and Prosperity
D. L. & Z. N. Culpepper
NEW YEAR'S DAY
U. S. No. 7 White Potatoes .... 5c lb.
Blackeye Peas 7254 c lb.
Super Store Coffee 40c lb.
Pat Back Meat 22V 2C lb.
Fresh Pork Sausage 35c lb.
The Best for Less Pay Cash and Save
ary, 1950, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recovery.
All persons indebted to said es
tate will please make immediate
This 27th day of December, A.
Bruce Davis, Administrator of
Z. E. Davis, deceased
Donald Gulley, Atty,
Wake Forest, N. C. D3l-Feb4
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