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WITH THE CHURCHES.
Presbyterian ? Services Sunday
morning at eleven o'clock only, by
the pastor, Rev. A. S. Anderson. Mr.
Anderson will preach at the Lassifer
school house, near Spilona, Sunday
Methodist ? Services Sunday morn
ing and night, by the pastor, Rev.
S. A. Cotton.
Baptist ? Services Sunday morning
and night. Dr. Vann will speak on
Christian Education at the eleven
TOWN AND COUNTY TOPICS.
Mr. Ezra Parker, mayor of Benson,
was in town Wednesday.
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Mrs. W. R. Long is visiting Miss
Candacc Sanders for a few days.
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Miss Bessie Sanders has returned
home, after visiting Miss Corinna
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Miss Mildred Courtney is the guest
of Mrs. Geo. Ross Pou on Oakland
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Miss Eunice Wellons was the guest
of Mrs. Rob Sanders for a part of the
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Mr. P. A. Holland, of the Sanders
Chapel section, was in the city Wed
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* Miss Pierce, of Kenly, was the
guest of her brother, Mr. C. I. Pierce,
for the Chautauqua.
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Miss Sarah Sanders left for Chapel
Hill Wednesday to attend the Univer
sity summer school.
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Mrs. Lee E. Sanders and children
returned from Kinston and Prince
ton Wednesday afternoon.
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Mr. L. E. Reaves, of Raeford, and
his sister, Mrs. Nat MeLamb, of Ben
son, were here Wednesday.
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Mrs. Patterson has returned from
Granville' County where she visited
her sons, at the old home, for several
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Mrs. Jno. O. Ellington and family
were among the many out-of-town
people in Wednesday evening to hear
the Hawaiian Band.
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Mrs. J. H. Abell, Mrs. E. J. Holt
and Mrs. W. N. Holt attended the
marriage of Miss Mary Taylor Sas
ser at Durham Tuesday.
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Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Grantham, of
Red Springs, and Mrs. G. K. Gran
tham, of Dunn, spent yesterday and
last night here with relatives.
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Mr. and Mrs. Claude W. Smith and
son, Claude, Jr., leave today for Mt.
Vernon Springs, Chatham County,
where they will spend the summer.
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Mrs. Hugh Broadhurst and children
spent Monday night in the city with
her sister, Mrs. F. K. Broadhurst.
They left for Greensboro Tuesday
to visit relatives.
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Mrs. E. B. McCullers and son, Mr.
Warren McCullers, of Clayton, spent
Thursday night in the city, the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Sanders and
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. R. Pou.
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The Chautauqua was pretty well
attended by the people living near
here. There were also quite a number
of people from Four Oaks and Sel
ma who attended and enjoyed the
Misses Gradabelle and Roberta
Turner and Ola Brady left Wednesday
for Kinston and other points in Le
noir and Jones Counties to visit rel
atives and friends. They will be
away for several weeks.
Miss Anne M. Love, of Fremont,
Ohio, who had chargo of the Junior
Chautauqua and the play-ground
work here in conection with the Com
munity Chautauqua, left Wednesday
night for Waynesboro, Pa., where
?he will have charge of similar work
for the next five days.
Activity is the condition of the
child's being. Through activity the
muscles, nerves, and senses are de
veloped. Very early these activities
take the form which adults have
termed "play." However, play is the
serious business of lifk> for little
children, and requires as constant
exercise of the powers, as the hard
work of men and women. Indeed it
does more, it develops muscles,
brain and character. Most people rec
ognize the value of play in the first
two instances ? as to the physical life
and the intellectual life. It would be
useless to argue other than that only
by use must the muscles of the child
grow. Long ago, too, people found
out that the brain is influenced by
the physical being ? "Sana mensa in
sana corpore," is afi old motto.
Therefore, it is the last thing men
tioned ? the development of character
? which is desired to be emphasized
here. Often the first moral distinction
which becomes real t*> the child is
that between fair and unfair play.
This spontaneous moral distinction
which the child himself experiences,
may be the means of effectively
teaching him a moral truth. This is
a good reason for directed, educa
tive play. If the boy or girl should
learn only the one lesson ? a square
deal for everyone ? it would be
worth all consideration. But it
does more. In group games and
team play, self-sacrifice is taught.
The child first learns to subordinate
his Own personal interests to the good
of all. He learns the meaning of the
word, service. Perhaps it is only a
sacrifice hit on the baseball team,
but it tcaclies a vital Christian prin
ciple, oft-times better than many
sermons. (James, too, afford excel
lent means of develop' self-control,
while heartiness ar enthusiasm
which characterize play, become
spontaneous attributes throughout
/ Joseph Lee, the father of tne mod
ern play ground movement in Amer
ica, has well said: "The thing that
most needs to be understood about
play is that it is not a luxury but a
necessity; it is not something that a
child likes to have; it is something
that he must have if he is to grow
up. It is more than an essential part
of his education; it is an essential
part of the law of his growth, of the
process by which he becomes a man."
In recognition of the educative
value of directive play, a number of
the people of this community have
decided at least to make a beginning
along this line. The Woman's Club
during the last year, placed play
ground apparatus on the Turlington
Graded School campus. During the
school term, the play of the children
was, of course, supervised. At the
suggestion of Miss Love, who had
charge of the Junior work of the
Chautauqua here this week, it has
been decided to have the grounds
open one afternoon in each week ?
from sik until seven o'clock ? when
some grown person will be present
to direct the play.
Mrs. L. T. Royall and Mrs. T. J.
Lassiter have been appointed as the
committee to have it in charge. They
will arrange to have at least three
grown-ups present each time to
organize games, discourage danger
ous plays, etc.
Wednesday is the day chosen for
these games. Let all the children re
member ? Wednesday afternoon from
six until seven o'clock, on Turlington
Graded School grounds.
Changed Business Location.
Several weeks ago Mr. C. W.
Beasley bought out Mr. J. R. Walton's
interest in the brick yard across
Neuse river, about half a mile from
Smithfield. Since then he has been at
work there, his grocery business in
Smithfield being conductcd by his
oldest son and his wife. Recently a
new store was erccted for him on the
Smithfield and Raleigh road opposite
the brick yard. Hereafter the busi
ness will be conducted there instead
of at their former store in town. The
name will still be C. W. Beasley &
Son. They have an advertisement in
Fifty-One Dollars in A Cow.
It is said that the United States
government's estimate of the average
cost of raising a two-year-old cow
or steer is fifty-one dollars. This is
the estimate after carcful tests and
experiments. If this estimate is true
and we have all reasons to believe it
is, nearly if not exactly correct, then
those who have been selling steers
and milk cows ^t from twenty to
thirty dollars each have been losing
money. One of the great needs of
this section now is more cattle, but
they cannot be had because the peo
ple are net willing to pay for them.
Dr. and Mrs. Battle Hocutt, Misses
Jessie Eason and Octavia Jeffreys
were among the Clayton people in the
city Wednesday night to attend the
closing number of the Chautauqua.
Tuesday's Taper Highly Commended.
This morning the editors of The
Herald received the following en
couraging letter from l>r. E. C.
Branson, of the Chair of Rural Eco
nomics and Sociology at the State
University, and editor of the Univer
sity News Letter:
"Your issue cf June 12th is great.
I have cut it ail to pieces for our
file. 1 enclose ten cents for which
please send me two more copies.
"With best wishes, I am
"E. C. BRANSON."
Liberty Bonds In Smithtield.
The bdnks of Smithtield have been
making a campaign here for the sale
of the Liberty Bond issue, which
closes today at noon.
The First National Bank promised
to be responsible for $15, 000. Of
this amount they have sold $9,000 to
their patrons and customers. In all
they have 85 subscribers to the bond
issue, ranging from fifty dollars to
two hundred dollars each.
The Johnston County Bank and
Trust Company have sold $2,000
worth of bonds. These are taken by
From the latest news obtainable
it now looks like the big bond issue
will be overscribcd.
Friends here have received the fol
"Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rand request
the honor of your presence at the
marriage of their daughter, Julia
Ingram, to Mr. William Herbert
Woodard, on Thursday morning, the
twenty-first of June, at eleven o'clock,
White Oak Farm, near Clayton,
Closing of the Chautauqua,
The Community Chautauqua, the
first of its kind ever given in Smith
field, came to a close with Wednesday
night's program when the Hawaiian
Singers gave a most delightful con
pert to the largest audience present
at any thr\e during the whole five af
ternoons and nights.
The only attraction Tuesday was
the Royal Blue Hussars Band, which
captured all who heard it. In the af
ternoon several classic and patriotic
selections were given. At the night
performance a large crowd was pres
ent and felt fully repaid after listen
ing to the excellent musjt. Again the
program was made up of classic, sa
cred and patriotic selections .It was
the best band ever seen in Smithfield
and no musical concert was ever so
largely attended or more greatly en
The feature of the afternoon Wed
nesday was the lecture of John Ken
drick Bangs, the noted author and
lecturer. A large crowd was present
to hear him talk about the great men
he had met. His lecture was filled
with with and humor r.nd was much
appreciated by those who were pres
On Tuesday evening the audience
was tested to see if the people of
Smithfield want the Chautauqua back
again next summer, by giving them
an opportunity to see how many sea
son tickets they would agree to take.
Under the leadership of Mr. W. W.
Cole and Mr. N. L. Perkins a canvass
of the audience was made and it was
found that those present pledged
to take about three hundred and fifty
tickets for next summer. Again Wed
nesday night a canvass was made
which ran the number pledged to
about 450. Before the Chautauqua
will agree to make a return date, the
business men and women of the town
must guarantee the sale of 500 season
tickets of two dollars each or the
sum of one thousand dollars. A con
tract is now being circulated asking
for signers and it is believed that the
Chautauqua will be with us again
next year. While the backers this
year had to put up some money, and
while it was not a paying proposi
tion, those who backed the movement
last year are nearly all signing again.
Ladies Busy Canning.
' The campaign for an increased
production of vegetables is Hearing
fruit and many ladies are busy xhese
days trying to can beans and other
edibles. Several people in Smitlifield
have bought canners and they now
propose to save all their beans and
fruits. There will be thousands of
cans of fruits and vegetables put up
in Johnston County this year by pe
ple who have paid little attention to
these things heretofore. The worth
of the conservation campaign in
Johnston County alone will never be
measured in dollars and cents.
Mr. J. W. Barham, propriter of
the Merchants Hotel at Selma, in
forms us that Mr. Julian S. Carr, of
Durham, spent Monday night at the
Merchants Hotel on his way to Fay
An Important and Inte renting Taper. 1
i u? of The Smithfield Herald ?
?' eh will be published next Tuesday, I
J li>, will be a moat important and J
11 inter* t ing one. It will contain H
tl names of every man between the *
uii's of 21 and 31 who registered J
here for military service under the jj
S< ive Draft Law. There are nearly i
four thousand men in Johnston Coun- J
ty who have enrolled at their coun- J
try's call, to go into the war or wher- H
ever th - country needs them most, h
We cail on all our readers to look out J]
for the pr.per of next Tuesday and j
preserve it t'or future reference. Some i
day it will be valuable historical doc- J
ument. It will be a source of pride J
to the succeeding generations to look ?
over Johnston's roll of honor in the
year of li) 17.
The name of every man who reg
istered in this county on June 5, will
be printed in this paper. It will be a
roll of honor, and it will also reveal
to the officers any who may happen
to live in this county who are of the
military age and failed to register.
Look out for Tuesday's paper and
To Organize Sinking Schools.
Mr. J. B. Beasley asks us to state
that Mr. C. B. Thomas will be at
Wilson's Mills Baptist church next
Sunday, June 17th, at 11 o'clock, and
the same day at Johnson Union Free
Will Baptist church at 3:30 o'clock to
organize two singing schools.
Dr. R, T. Vann
Former President of
June 17th, at 11 O'clock
His Subject will be
The public is cordially invited to
hear this distinguished preacher and
THE SMITH FIELD MARKET.
Cotton 23 to 23%
Cotton seed 1.00
Wool 16 to 22%
Fat Cattle 5 to 6%
Eggs 25 to 30
Fat cattle, dressed 11 to 12 Vi
Granulated Sugar 9 to 10
Corn per bushel 1.65 to 1.75
C. R. Sides 22 to 23
Feed oats 90 to 95
Fresh Pork 12Vfe to 15
Hams, per pound 25 to 26
Lard per pound 20 to 25
Timothy Hay 1.40 to 1.50
Cheese per pound 35
Butter per pound 80 to 35
Meal per sack 4.00 to 4.25
Flour per sack 7.00 to 7.25
Coffee per pound 15 to 20
Cotton seed meal 2.25 to 2.50
Cotton seed bulla 1.00
Ship Stuff 2.60 to 2.75
Molasses Feed 2.60 to 2.75
Hides, green 12bi to 15
Sweet potatoes 75 to 80
Stock peas per bushel 2.00
Black-eye peas 2.25
Beef Pulp 2.50
Soup perns 3.00
WHY SUFFER WITH PILES OR
Eczema? I)r. Muns' Pile and Ec
zema Ointment will relieve you
instantly. Creech Drug Co., Smith
field N. C.
FIOW MANY? ? DEWBERRIES
next week at $2.25 per crate of
32 quarts. C. S. Powell, Smithfield,
N. C., June 15, 1917.
HAY BALERS? ONE MORE IN
stock, of International Harvester
Company make, at old price. Who
will take this one? Roberts Atkin
son Co., Selma, N. C.
IF YOU NEED BRICK COME TO
see me at the Brick Yard across
the river, half a mile from Smith
field. A large lot of nice brick just
to suit you, all the time on hand.
A few months ago I bought the
interest of Mr. Joe Walton in the
Brick Yard and we are now pre
pared to serve the public. C. W.
Beasley, Smithfield, N. C.
MULE FOR SALE ? GOOD, SOUND
worker, nine year* old, weighs 1,100
pounds. Pricc right. Cash or terms.
Robert* Atkinson Co., Selma, N. C.
Grain and Forage is Short !
And it behooves every Farmer to save every bit of Hay
he can. The time for cutting Oats will soon be here.
So to meet your needs we have just unloaded one car of
Moline Mowers and Rakes.
The lightest draft, easiest running Mower on the mar
ket. The price is cheaper than last -year when we sold
more than any other two concerns in Johnston County.
Come see for yourself. Get our prices ? you will be
interested. The best is none too good.
Smithfield. N. C. .
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Your Prescriptions receive the most careful attention and
are filJed only by Registered Pharmacists.
The purest and best drugs and ingredients obtainable
being used and your Physicians orders are carried out ac
curately throughout our Prescription Department.
We will appreciate your Prescription and sick room pat
ronage. If we can accommodate you in any way do not
hesitate to call on us.
Creech Drug Co.
1). HEBER. CREECH, Manager.
Sniithfield, N. C.
Your FOOD TROUBLES j
Tell Them To Us!
We are the original trouble menders when it is a ques
tion of food.
Do you have trouble finding just the right brand of
Coffee? or Flour, or Canned Goods? Then try us.
NO MORE "EAT" TROUBLES
when you buy your Groceries from us. We've anticipated
every possible trouble of the kind and are prepared to
meet it and to conquer it.
Now bring us your troubles and see us MAKE GOOD.
City Grocery Co.
Smithfleld, N. C.
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BOOKS AT ONE DOLLAR EACH
Boys' Life of Mark Twain.
Through the Gates of Pearl.
Penrod and Sam, by Booth Tarkington.
Just So Stories, by Kipling.
American Poets and Their Theology.
This Bank has subscribed for $15,000.00
"Liberty Loan Bonds"
In addition have placed applications for the
requirements of more than forty (40) indi
? viduals. Are you included in this number?
You perhaps can't fight? -You can help
send some one to fight for you. Let us
have your subscription before it's too late.
The First National Bank
Smithfield, N. C.
T. R. HOOD, President. R. N. AYCOCK, Cashier.