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THE SMITHFIELD HERALD
Published Every Tuesday and Friday.
BEATY & LASSITER
Editors and Proprietors,
' Smithfield, N. C.
RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION:
Cash in Advance.
One year, f 1.50
Eight Months, 1.00
Six Months, .75
Three Months, .40
Entered at the Post Office at Smith
field, Johnston County, N. C., as
NEWSPAPERS EVER PATRIOTIC.
There has never been u crisis in the
life of the American nation that the
newspapers did not stand nobly by
the government and help to fight the
battles of right. In this tinu? of
stress and strife they are ready and
willing to do their part. They are
standing with the government and
for the rights of humanity.
There are those in Congress and
out of it, too, who 'have been unable
to understand and appreciate the
work of the Press. To them it is an
avenue for criticism only. They never
i see the constructive side of the work
of the Press. They forget that the ;
Press has ever been standing, the I
guardian of the people's rights, like '
the statue of Pallas Athena before
the gates of Troy. I
The newspapers of the country are i
now ready to do their part toward ?
bearing the burdens of the govern- '
ment in the prosecution of the war,
but they are not willing to be taxed ,
to that extent that they will have to i
go out of business. i
The newspapers are faithful to the '
government. They are standing by 1
Mr. Wilson in the steps he has taken.
They have done more to crystalize i
sentiment in favor of the govern- i
ment's program for the war than have 1
all the statesmen and night-states- ,
men sitting in the Halls of Congress
at Washington. They have carried the |
President's messages to all the cor- <
ners of tho nation. They have carried
the speeches of the Senators and Rep- '
resentatives to the people even in the (
remotest districts. They have made all i
the people familiar with the princi- ]
pies upon which the government is
standing in this tremendous crisis.
They have rallied the people to the
Flag. They have called on them to |
support the government in the great I
Liberty Bond issue. They have done '
all this without money and without 1
price. They have rendered the great
est measure of service to their coun- ]
try absolutely free, sen-ice tho value 1
of which cannot bo measured in 1
dollars and cents, while other agen- '
cies have been getting big pay for
every service given. Yet they are
not complaining. They are gladly
giving their services because they
love their country and want to see it
prosper. And now they want to see
the Congress treat them in the same
manner in regard to taxes for the car- '
rying on of the war as other enter
prises are treated. Again, they are
willing to bear their part and will do
it bravely, asking only for fair play. (
NEGROES MUST REGISTER.
F or several years past most of
the negroes have not been registering
and voting in this section, but the
registration under the Selective i
Draft Army Bill excuses no one 1
within the nge limit unless he is a
member of the army or navy. Every
negro as well as every white person, I
who is 21 years olit and has not i
reached his 31st birthday on June 5,
will have to register. If he fails to
register the penalty is one year in
WASTING WOOD. ?
The people of this part of the Unit- '
ed States waste much wood. This is
especially true of the country peo
ple. Wood in the country has been
almost as plentiful as water, and the
people have never learned to save it.
From the standpoint of savin# wood
ia would be good for every person in
the court ry to spend at least one
winter in town and sec that wood is
hard to get and expensive to buy.
It is wasted in the home. In many
cases fires are made hotter than is
necessary and wood is wasted in
keeping them so hot. Then many use
fire places poorly built for saving
wood when they could get better
fire places or heaters which would
furnish heat from much less wood.
Wood is often wasted in the new
ground. When clearing land, every
thing which will make good wood
should be saved for wood. It is wast- (
ed on the uncleared land. In many
cases dead trees are left to rot and
Kreen trees are cut down for wood in
their place. Often all the trees are
cut from a place when the larger
trees only should be cut out, thus al- '
lowing others to continue their
Men owning land should show
boys and hired men and tenants J
where and how to cut wood in order (
to have plenty of it and not waste
any. It takes right much wood for
a family anyway. As people are
multiplying and more and more of
the land is being cleared, we shall
soon begin to see the importance of
saving wood, as it will get scarce '
even in the country. In less than ten
years many land owners will begin |
to take notice of the fact that wood
is getting scarce. Why not begin in
time to save it? Why not use every1
part of all the trees cut down or
those which are blown down by wind?
Save the wood at every point possi
HAVE YOU BOUGHT A*" GOVERN- '
MI NT BONO?
The United States government
wants men to pro to the war and
light for the liberty of the world. |
Men are volunteering and others will
ao conscripted for the war. The gov
ernment needs money as well as men,
>nd must have it. Bonds arc being
ifTered by the government and every
body is asked to buy one or more of j
hem. These bonds are beyond doubt
i safe investment. They are notes ^
>ack of whicn all the people of the ,
United States stand. They pay three ,
ind a half per cent interest and since
;hey are not taxed they pay nearly
is well as other notes. In the towns 1 j
where the tax rate is high the gov- ! <
?rnment bonds pay better than six 1
per cent interest rater. Besides we .
diould consider this matter from a <
patriotic standpoint. If millions of |
nen are to give themselves to help
n this great struggle surely those
who have money should be willing to
lend some of it to the government.
Sfou can buy a bond at any post office '
>r at almost any bank. If you buy a (<
:>ond and later want to sell it you
?an easily do so. If you should at any j i
time want to borrow some money,
:here is no better collateral than a
government bond. You should decide
;his matter at once as the government
wants to sell the bonds as soon as
possible. June 15th is the closing day.
LIBERTY BONDS AND THRIFT.
The Government has made it possi- J
L?le for almost every wage earner to
!>uy a Liberty Bond, by issuing these
bonds in as low denomination as fifty
dollars and making the terms of pay
ment very easy. Any one Who is
earning fair wages and is in good
health and keeps steady at work and
will practice thrift may bo the pos- 1
sessor of a Liberty Bond. Not only
may they do this, but it is further an J
act of patriotism to buy a bond. In
this way one may be aiding his coun
try just as much as if he were to
shoulder a rifle and go to the trench
es in France. Practicing thrift at
this time may be a most fruitful
thing. It will teach us to save and j
make us richer after the war. It will
make us as a people much more in- 1
dependent and capable of being of
greater service to our fellows in a j
material way. It will make us more j
patriotic when we see we can be of
some help to our country in a time
of need. Be patriotic, be helpful, bo
saving and buy a Liberty Bond.
There is a time for all things.
There is a time for play and a time
for work. The person who is able to
see the reason in this will enjoy life
more and be as a rule a more useful
ritizen. Come to the Johnston County
Community Chautauqua June 9-13.
At its commencement last week
Wake Forest College conferred the
honorary degree of LL. D. on Gover
nor Thos. W. Bickett. The degree of
D. D. was conferred Rev. Chas. E.
Maddry, former Pastor of the Ral
eigh Tabernacle, now pastor of the
University Baptist church at Austin,
THE COUNTRY'S CALL.
The United States is now engaged
in a war with one of the greatest
powers the world has ever seen, and
to prosecute the war to a successful
conclusion the entire resources of the
nation will be called into play. Many
men, maybe many millions, ms^y be
called into the battle line. Much suf
fering imd hardships may have to be
borne. The oattlefields of France,
Belgium and the region of the Rhine
may yet be stained red with the best
blood of our American sons. Our
young men are responding nobly to
their country's call. They go to fight
our nation's battles. They are leaving
behind another class of citizens who
are not called into the battle lines.
These are left at home that they may
help those who go to the front. They
have duties just as important and
just as necessary as those who fight
the battles. The call now comes to
them in clarion tones. They must an
swer the call. They are the folks who
have money which can be spared.
They are the folks who are to take
care of the Liberty Bonds. They may
not fight. Hut they may furnish the
means to buy guns and ammuni
tions and furnish ships and food for
those who go to the trenches.
There are hundreds of men and
women in Johnston County who can
buy one or more Liberty Bonds and
never miss the money. It is just as
much their duty to do this as it is
the duty of the young men to join
the colors and go to France. Because
they have passed the age limit is no
excuse for the men who are able to
buy bonds and help float the big
three billion dollar issue which is nec
essary to begin the war on such a
scale as will mean something when
we get really into it. Let every man
do his duty. If he is too old to fight,
maybe he can buy a bond and enable
some one else to fight. Let no man
fail his country in this crisis. We are
in the war for humanity and civili
zation, for a freedom for all nations
and all peoples such as we in America
i-njoy. Every man to his post.
The Second Crop of Irish Potatoes.
During the past few weeks Irish
potatoes have been higher than we
have ever known them before. New
potatoes are now being used and wo
?re glad to see that nearly every
garden has in it an Irish potato patch.
Every year some second crop Irish
potatoes are planted and this is the
year, owing to high prices, for every
ajardencr to plant some of them. We
lire growing potatoes which will do
for seed and we shall need all the
potatoes we can raise. The second
?rop of Irish potatoes in this section
will hardly be planted before July or
August, but it is not too soon to de
:ide about this matter and begin to
plan for it.
Heavy Wind Near Wilson's Mills.
Mr. J. B. Beasley was here yester
day afternoon and told us of a storm
which passed yesterday over the
George L. Jones farm where he lives.
The dwelling was so badly shaken
that two vases fell from a mantel to
the floor and were broken. One half
i?f the barn roof was taken off and
carried some distance, part of it more
than a hundred yards. A considerable
part of the roof of the stables was
blown off. Fruit trees were blown
down and many large limbs were
blown from the trees of the larjje
grove near the dwelling. The wind
took a two horse wagon from under
a shelter and carried it out about
The First Conscripts.
The first conscription that should
be entered into by the government
of the United States should be di
rected against those in the city,
white and black, who are lounging
around pool rooms and soda foun
tains, standing on street corners or
sitting in the grocery stores, whit
tling sticks. They should be mobil
ized into an army and sent out into
the fields, made producers, not mere
parasites; constructionists, not mere
consumers. If this was done the
fields would bring forth plenteously
in due season and there would be
an abundance of food for man and
beast Let the agitators strike at the
root of the evil and not at the surface
point of the sore. ? Charlotte News.
Treasury officials have turned their
attention to the financial require
ments of the Allies for June and are
engaged in formulating a more or
less elastic progress designed to stand
for several months. Indications are
that approximately $400,000,000 will
be advanced to the Allies in June,
bringing the total up to more than
$1,000,000,000. Members of the Ital
ian Commission, who have conferred
recently with Treasury officials, have
sent to Rome for more detailed in
formation as to the commitments uf
the Italian Government in this coup
try, and when this data is in hand
it will be used in de~i?nir& a pro
gram to meet Italian financial need*
for several momhs. ?
LIBERTY BONDS FOR SALE HERE '
The Johnston County Bank and Trust
Company To Handle a War Bond
Club on Easy Terms to the People
of This Town and Community.
The Johnston County*Bank & Trust
Company has arranged to handle
several thousand dollars worth of th?
Liberty Bonds which the Government
is offering for sale. Mr. E. B. Crow,
tashier of the Commercial National
Hank of Raleigh, and Mr. Tborno ;
Clark, advertising manager of the
bank, v/ere here yesterday in the in
terest of these bonds and induced
the Johnston County Bank & Trust
Company to take up the matter in
the hope that they may aid the na
tion in the great crisis now on.
It is the purpose of this bank to
dispose of at least ten thousand dol
lars of the Liberty Bond issue, and
in order to do this, very easy terms
are being made to prospective bond
buyeis. The bonds are issued in sums
of fifty dollars and one hundred dol
lars and on up into the thousands.
Any person who is able to save a dol
lar a week may buy a fifty dollar |
bond. The bonds must be subscribed
for and the first payment made by |
Jyne 15th. They are to bear 3% per j
cent interest and payable in thirty '
years, and are non-taxable. By buy- j
ing a bond a man, or woman, or boy
or girl may aid the country at this
time. Some will have to join the col
ors and go to the front. Others can
not do that who are able to buy one
or more bonds, and it is their duty to
answer their country's call. See the
above named bank for particulars. I
List Your Taxes.
It is said that people have been
unusually slow in listing taxes this
month. All are supposed to list during
the month of May. The law puts dou
ble tax on those who fails to list. If
you have not listed your taxes you
should attend to it at onee.
Railroad Hands Scarce.
Capt. D. Johnson who is section
master at Kenly has had considerable
trouble lately getting hands to work
on his section of the railroads. The
railroad pays only one dollar per day
while the saw mills and other in
dustries pay more. He is said to
have gone nine weeks without rny
hands. He goes over his section reg
ularly and does some work himself.
Mule and Huggy Went off Embank
On Saturday afternoon, May 26th,
Messrs. Burlon Jones, L. H. Jones
and Robert Coats were coming to
Smithfield on a buggy and happened ,
to an accident near the highland
bridge, when the mule and buggy
went off the eight foot embankment.
The mule took fright at an automo- !
bile which was standing on the north
side of the road. Two of the men
jumped from the buggy when they
saw it was going down the embank
ment, but in spite of this they went ^
down also. Mr. Robert Coats was
hurt moot as he became entangled in
one of the wheels. He was badly
jarred and one of his legs was bruis
ed. No one was seriously hurt. The
top to the buggy was broken when
the buggy turned bottom upwards,
but beyond this it was not injured.
The mule lacked only a few inches of
falling on one of the men.
Man and Mule Killed by Lightning.
News was received here late yes
terday afternoon of the death of the
father of Mr. Leonard Sasser, who
lives about two miles east of Kenly.
Mr. Sasser was ploughing in the field
when the thunder storm approached.
Lightning struck him, killing him in
stantly. His mule was also killed. Mr. j
Leonard Sasser, who has a position
with the Austin-Stephenson Compa
ny, accompanied by Mrs. Sasser, left
last evening for the home of his
father. Mr. Sasser has the sympathy
of a large number of friends here.
Pythian Home Singing Class.
The singing class from the K. of
P. Home, near Clayton, will give an
entertainment in the Opera House in .
Smithfield, on Friday night, June 1st.
Let everybody come out to hear theso
boys and girls and thereby aid a
Tickets on sale at Drug Stores at
25 cents and 35 cents.
Canners, Take Notice.
We want to urge every one who
has spoken for tin cans to come for
them on Saturday, Jwu 2nd. We
haven't enough cans t? supply the
demand until another ordt-r arrives
and if you who have spoken for cans
want thcr* at once, please come on
Saturday or it may be necessary for
you' to wait until the next order ar
rive?. Remember that the warehouse
will bo open ONLY on Saturdays.
Smithfield, N. C., May 28, 1917.
The Nation needs financial assistance.
You may not be able to do much, but do what you
can. Our United States Government
"War Bond Club"
makes it possible for you to help.
It enables you to purchase a United States Govern
ment Bond by weekly deposits.
It not cnly enables you to secure a safe investment
on an easy saving plan, but affords you an opportunity
to show your willingness to co-operate with other patrio
tic citizens in the defense of our national honor and free
Come in and learrt more about the plan.
Johnston County Bank & Trust Co.
Smithfield, N. C.
For Short While
Fancy Patent Flour
Now Is The Time to Get Yours
Some Ask $18.00
Floyd C. Price
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"The Road to Understanding"
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"Lydia of the Pines," by Honore Willlsie $1.40
"Limpy," the Boy Who Felt Neglected
by William Johnson $1.35
Also one copy each of "Pollyanna," and Pollyanna
Grows Up" $1.25 each
For Sale at
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Smithfield, N. C.
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