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BEFORE THE BOARD.
The First Contingent of Young
Men In District No. One Ask
ed to Present Themselves for
Physical Examination Next
The first contingent of the
young men in District No. 1,
Johnston County, are being
mailed notice today to present
themselves before the Exemp
tion Board at Smithfield next
Monday for physical examina
tion. Ninety-eight are in the
call. The following is the list of
the names in the first call, given
in the order of their call:
1 ? 258 ? Thomas Snead Sanders.
2 ? 458 ? Arthur Strickland.
3? 1436? Willie Cox.
4 ? 854 ? Donnie Ralph Godwin.
5 ? 1095 ? Joel Grady Jernigan.
6 ? 1455 ? Percy Watson.
7 ? 783 ? Charlie H. Hall.
8 ? 1117 ? David Jasper Ryals.
9 ? 1572 ? Herman Edward Higgins.
10 ? 837 ? Junius Lynch.
11 ? 337 ? Jess David Evans.
12 ? 67G ? Owen Jernigan.
13 ? 275 ? Joseph Leonard Loftin.
14 ? 509 ? I. Tennessee Lee.
15 ? 1185? Lonnie Marvin Vann.
16 ? 564 ? Tom Richardson.
17 ? 945 ? John Albert Nordan.
18 ? 596 ? Herman Jernigan.
19 ? 1267 ? Arthur Hood.
20 ? 536 ? Willie Woodall.
21 ? 1495 ? Hamp Johnson.
22 ? 548 ? Eugene Albert Creech.
23 ? 126 ? Letha Ruffin.
24 ? 1679 ? Andrew Ennis.
25 ? 1237 ? Henry Wellons.
26^? 784 ? Blanco McKoy.
27 ? 755 ? Paul Sexton Lee.
28 ? 107 ? William Delma Page.
29? 1546? Walter Battle Boykin.
30 ? 1563 ? Alford Adams.
31?1369 ? Roby Turlington Stanley.
32 ? 610 ? Jethro Moore.
33? 373? Nojzh Wood.
34 ? 1676 ? Richard Stevens.
35 ? 1266 ? Erastus Hood.
36 ? 775 ? Claude Carl Canaday.
37 ? 486 ? Tommie Vincent Parker.
38 ? 692 ? Edgar Barbour.
39 ? 600 ? Zachariah Thornton.
40 ? 810 ? Thornton Rowland.
41 ? 1539 ? William Cornelius Ward.
42 ? 1682 ? James Nathaniel Cobb.
43 ? 507 ? Daniel Macklin Carroll.
44 ? 309 ? Fade Atkinson.
45 ? 437 ? Ira David Massengill.
46 ? 1324 ? Joseph Arthur Bradley.
47 ? 604 ? Lonnie Adams.
48 ? 403 ? Cicero Rogers.
49 ? 1548 ? Deshaw Parker.
50? 1264? Will Ennis.
51 ? 1066 ? Lonnie Green Pollard.
52 ? 924 ? Frank Norton.
53 ? 420 ? William A. Strickland.
54 ? 1014 ? Haywood Barbour.
55 ? 1178 ? Thurman A. Lee.
56 ? 514 ? Lonnie Baker.
57 ? 433 ? Samuel Baylard Lee.
58 ? 1329 ? Edgar A. Parker.
59 ? 10 ? James O. Hines.
60 ? 1045 ? Joseph Cobb.
61 ? 1031 ? Herman Byrd.
62 ? 1705 ? Martin Octree.
63 ? 1331 ? Edwin P. Lore.
64 ? 1685 ? Manuel Jackson.
65 ? 487 ? Robert F. Adams.
66 ? 1282 ? Joseph B. Parker.
67 ? 1323 ? Leon E. Adams.
68 ? 797 ? Debro Turner.
69 ? 140 ? John Lassiter.
70 ? 1536 ? William C. Barber.
71 ? 1236 ? Paul Sanders.
72 ? 432 ? William H. Massengill.
73 ? 18 ? Norman F. Parrish.
74 ? 652 ? Oscar McLamb.
75 ? 927 ? Harvey D. Godwin.
76 ? 1484 ? Carlyle W. Mason.
77_ 739? Ebcn Dixon.
78 ? 601 ? Neil Ferguson.
79 ? 1322 ? Leon W. Bai!cy.
80 ? 1146 ? Lonnie M. Barefoot.
81 ? 1103 ? Ethan Adams. ?
82 ? 1395 ? Donnie A. Benson.
83 ? 606 ? Nathan A. Blackman.
84 ? 182 ? Lloyd V. Stephenson.
85 ? 513 ? Hansom Wadsworth.
86 ? 46 ? Cleveland Vinson.
87? 1020? Jesse V. Ellis.
88 ? 1651 ? Ralph C. Canaday.
89? 1099? John P. Ryals.
90 ? 1636 ? Edgar Whitley.
91 ? 223 ? Willie C. Langdon.
92 ? 1141 ? Arthur L. Langdon.
93 ? 117 ? Reubin A. Langdon.
94 ? 602 ? Eugene Williams.
95 ? 390 ? James W. Rhodes.
96 ? 75 ? Andre* J. Vinson.
97 ? 772 ? Jacob Greenthal.
98 ? 1456 ? Eddie Lee.
ONE HUNDRED AND THIR
TY-FIVE MEN ARE CALLED
Exemption Hoard No. Two
\>ks for Thai Number to
Meet Hoard in Selma Next
Monday for Physical Examin
The first contingent of the
young men in Johnston County,
District No. 2, are asked to
meet the Exemption Board in
Selma next Monday, August
6th. Notices are being mailed
them today. Others will be no
tified later until the entire 404
are called before the Board. A
list of the first 135 follows be
1 ? 258 ? -Francis Marion Aycock.
2 ? 458 ? Richard Holland.
3? 1436? Albert C. McCall.
4 ? 854 ? 0. A. Whitley.
5 ? 1894 ? Lery David Johnson.
6 ? 1878 ? Augustus Smith.
7 ? 1095 ? A. G: Thompson.
8 ? 2022 ? Clifford E. Hamilton.
9 ? 1455 ? Raiford Brown.
10 ? 783 ? Joseph Holder.
11 ? 1813 ? Hugh Alexander Page*
12 ? 1858 ? Willie Richard King.
13 ? 1752 ? Charlie Blackman.
14 ? 1117 ? John William Pearce.
15 ? 1572 ? Jesse Eason.
16 ? 1748 ? Russefl L. Sanders.
17 ? 837 ? Summeron Crandal.
18?72030 ? Thomas Cannon Sanders.
19 ? 337 ? William Wyatt Grice.
20 ? G76 ? Minger Alford Holder.
21 ? 275 ? J. M. Williams.
22 ? 509 ? George E. Barnes.
23 ? 1185 ? Calvin Carr Deans.
24 ? 5G4 ? Jackson Tippett.
25 ? 945 ? John Raynor.
26 ? 1913 ? Paul Agrippa Wallace.
27 ? 596 ? Payton Glover.
28 ? 1267 ? Rufus .Bowman.
29 ? 536 ? Ernest Carpenter.
30 ? 1495 ? John William Raines.
31? 548 ? Robert Edwards Bunn.
32< ? 126 ? Tommie Oscar Wiggs.
33 ? 1679 ? Wendell Alexander.
34 ? 1237 ? Levi Moulton Creech.
35 ? 784 ? W. P. Murphy.
36 ? 1732 ? Hubert Bell Jones.
37 ? 755 ? Alphus Glover.
38 ? 107 ? Trine Henry Taylor.
39 ? 1546 ? W. Oscar Hicks.
40 ? 1563 ? Fleetwood Batten.
41 ? 2099 ? Dorsey Duncan.
42 ? 1369 ? Howard Arthur Hood.
43 ? 616 ? Troy Malen.
44 ? 373 ? Grady Pearce.
45 ? 1676 ? James Godwin.
46 ? 1266 ? Millard Stevens.
47 ? 1891 ? David Monroe Blinson.
48 ? 775 ? Eugene Manning.
49 ? 486 ? Wiley Watkins.
50 ? 692 ? Melvin Talton.
51 ? 600 ? J. Edgar Boykin.
52 ? 198C ? James Thomas Dodd.
53 ? 810 ? Sam Shaw.
54 ? 1539 ? Jim A. Mitchell.
55 ? 1682 ? Charles James Steele.
56 ? "507 ? Wade Morgan.
57 ? 309 ? James Henry Bass.
58 ? 437 ? Herbert M. Grizzard.
59 ? 1324 ? Willie Columbus Ryals.
60? 604? M. T. Boykin.
61 ? 43 ? Charlie Creech.
62 ? 1763 ? Young Dell McLamb.
63 ? 1548 ? Henry Wallace.
64 ? 1264 ? John Thomas Langley.
65 ? 1066 ? Millard Lyles.
66 ? 924 ? Jesse Perry.
67 ? 420 ? Zeno Langley.
68 ? 1014 ? Otis Batten.
69 ? 1178 ? Milford Lynch.
70 ? 514 ? Nathan Boyette.
71 ? 433 ? Henry Arthur Flowers.
72 ? 1329 ? Tom Wood.
73 ? 10 ? James Roy Robertson.
74 ? 1045 ? Clarence Barber.
75 ? 1031 ? Herman Whitley.
76 ? 1705 ? David Exum Barber.
77 ? 1331 ? Troy Pearce.
78 ? 1685 ? Henry Pollard.
79 ? 487 ? Willie Finch.
80 ? 1282 ? John R. Howell.
81? 1323-^Jeff Wallace.
82 ? 1847 ? Samuel Lofton Ellis.
83 ? 797 ? Milton Bailey.
84 ? 140 ? Willie T. Strickland.
85 ? 1536 ? Simon Ashley Godwin.
8G ? 1922 ? Porter Wallace.
87 ? 1723 ? Thomas Newton Rcy.
88 ? 1779 ? Isaac Morefield Puckett.
89 ? 1236 ? Lee Bivens.
90 ? 2011 ? William B. Beddingfield.
91 ? 432 ? Charlie Ernest Pittman.
92 ? 18 ? John Turner Wallace.
93 ? 652 ? J. D. Snipes.
94 ? 927 ? James Moss.
95 ? 1484 ? Robert J. Steele.
96 ? 739 ? Henry Renfrow.
97 ? 1751 ? Donnie Leon Poole.
98 ? 601 ? Ira Boykin.
99 ? 1322 ? Henry Langley.
100 ? 1146 ? James Henry Stevens.
101 ? 1103 ? John Turner Johnson.
102 ? 1395 ? Fletcher Goldstun.
103 ? GOC ? Lonnie Creech.
104 ? 182 ? Condary Ellis.
105 ? 1771 ? John McAllister.
100 ? 513 ? Mitchell Holmes.
107 ? 46 ? Harney W. Edgerton.
108 ? 1020 ? George Stallings.
109 ? 1651 ? Joseph Alonzo Moore.
110 ? 1099 ? Clinton Thigpen.
111 ? 1955 ? Garland Sledge Wall.
112 ? 1636 ? Seaman Richardson.
113 ? 223 ? William Fletcher House.
114 ? 2066 ? William Carter.
115 ? 1441 ? Willie Jones.
116 ? 117 ? John Alex. McDuffie.
117 ? 602 ? Walter Boykin.
118 ? 390 ? Ransom L. G. Holland.
119 ? 75 ? Neal Washington Medlin.
120 ? 1818 ? William B. Parrish.
121? 772? Tom Talton.
122 ? 1456 ? Lubey T. Foster.
123 ? 721 ? James Hodge.
124 ? 14)9 ? James Norman.
125 ? 786 ? Clarence Bailey .
126 ? 1549 ? Ernest Everett.
127? 1476? Alsie T. Price.
128 ? 280 ? James Bemes.
129 ? 1292 ? William L. Brown.
130 ? 972 ? William B. Car-tleberry.
131 ? 983 ? Grover C. Cealey.
132? 757? M. L. Phillips.
133 ? 966 ? Ernest Medlin.
134 ? 868 ? Johnnie Raper.
135 ? 332 ? Leslie Bridges.
EDITOR PETERSON AT CHURCH.
Attends a Meeting at Spring Branch
and Tells About It. Horace
Easom Leader of the Music.
The Sampson Democrat, under the
Editorship of Mr. Oscar J. Peterson,
who recently returned from Louisiana
to assume control of the Clinton pa
per, has taken on new life and new
interest. Mr. Peterson has given the
paper a personal touch that is bring
ing it closer to the hearts of the peo
ple and makes it more interesting
to the outsider.
A few days ago The Democrat's
editor visited old Spring Branch
Baptist church in upper Sam^ion
and made some comments. The occas
ion of Bro. Peterson's visit, was the
annual roll call of the church when
175 members answered to their
names. It was more than a roll-call
as the following from Editor Peter
son's account of the meeting:
"The meeting at Spring Branch
was pleasant and profitable. Mr.
Campbell, pastor for 28 years, was
master of ceremonies. John Oates
failed to come but Doctor L. John
son, the editor-elect of the Biblical
Recorder, was there and preached a
great sermon. Mr. Ellis, the bright
and vigorous young pastor at Dunn,
was also on the ground and made a
most effective address on the sub
ject of stewardship. Boyd and the
writer offered a few feeble remarks.
But one of the most delightful fea
tures of the occasion was the splen
did music furnished by the orchestra
from Dunn. In fact, there was quite
a variety of solo and chorus, under
the direction of Mr. Horace Easom,
of Smithfield, the singer who attends
Mr. Day in his meetings, tor, mind
you, this was the beginning of the
protracted meeting and Mr. Day, the
popular evangelist from Winston
Salem, was on hand, but his day had
not yet come.
"Dinner was all that could be
asked for, the economy program has
apparently, not reached that sec
tion. There was dinner enough for
three such crowds.
"Spring Branch is one of the not
able country churches of the State.
The membership' is about 400. It con
tributed between seven and eight
hundred dollars to missions last year.
In history, it is notable for the fact
that Matthew T. Yates, North Caro
lina's greatest missionary, was or
dained there, at a meeting of the Ral
eigh association near seventy-five
Youngest Bond Holder.
The honor of being the youngest
Liberty Bond holder is claimed to be
long to Henry M. Foley, Jr., of Pal
mer, Mass., who was born at 6:30 in
the morning of June 1st and whose
father purchased him a bond before
he was 2 hours old.
Florence Estelle Rogers of Med
ford, Mass., whose father purchased
a bond for her when she was 8 hours
old, has been considered the youngest
At any rate, Massachusetts retains
the honor of having the youngest
Liberty Bond holder.
KA1SER1SM NOW IN RETREAT.
Almost Prepared to Surrender to
Force of Democracy. Spirit, Not
Arms, Is Great Factor Which Is
Defeating the Germans.
BY J. W. T. MASON.
Famous American \N ar Expert.
(Copyright, 1917, Newspaper Enter
Collapse of Prussian military
statesmanship and the first triumph
of democracy over the militarists
are the dominant factors in the war
situation at the close of the third
year of the conflict.
Kaiserism is in retreat, almost pre
pared to surrender to democracy in
side and outside Germany.
It may even be unnecessary for
the new American citizen army to
fire a single shot before the war ends
with the collapse of Prussian absolut
The third year of the war has seen
the colossus of democracy tower
higher and higher above the puny in
fluence of shot and shell upon the
outcome of the war.
Not generalship upon the field of
battle, but the rights of the common
people, are now certain to determine
the peace terms.
Never before in its history has the
world seen non-military influences
rise to dominate the outcome of a
great war, as has occurred during
the past third year of the European
Neither naval operations on the
high seas, nor offensive in east and
west, nor war councils in any of the
trans-Atlantic capitals, have exerted
a preponderant influence during the
past year upon the war.
The two events of the year that
are operating decisively to crush mili
tarism are the democratic revolution
in Russia and the acceptance of Ger
many's submarine challenge by Amer
ica, as an attack upon the security
of democracy throughout the world.
The Russian army may make little
substantial progress from now until
the war ends; and the new American
army may not be ready for the firing
line before peace ? nevertheless, the
youngest and the oldest of the world's
modern democracies have already
conclusively influenced the struggle
by the spiritual force of their union
with the democracies of Great Brit
ain and France for the freeing of
The third year of the war has prov
en there is something stronger in
the world than material power.
The central empires retain the ma
terial power of their armies in Eu
rope practically intact.
Nevertheless the central empires
The kaiser knows it, von Hinden
berg knows it; Ludendorff knows it,
and all the people of Germany are
beginning to know it.
The only question is whether the
Hohenzollems can prevent yet a
while longer a full descent to the bot
tom of the hill where complete dem
ocratic government awaits the Ger
At the top of the hill absolutism
rests, toward which the militarists
have tried to climb with so appalling
an expenditure of blood and treasure
during the past three years.
The first steps downward have
now been taken, and there can be no
turning back for the kaiser.
For each new promise and every
plausible assurance will quickly prove
untrue as the war continues, and will
engineer deeper and deeper discontent
within the German empire.
This is the reason: The third year
of the war has seen not only the in
vitations of the Russian and Ameri
can democracies Extended to the Ger
man people to free themselves; it has
seen, a? well, a free hand giyen to the
German militarist to do whatever lay
in his power to win the war ? with
results calamitous for the central em
During the first two years of the
conflict, the civilian statesmen in Ger
many exercised a moderate control
over the chief? of the army and navy,
in internitionrl affairs, affecting neu
The militarists claimed during the
third year of the conflict that the
"timidity" of the civilian statesmen
was preventing Germany from win
ning the war.
So, the direction of German states
manship, little more than six months
ago, was placed in full control of the
general staff of the army and navy.
For the first time since the out
break of the war militarism reigned '
in Germany, absolutely unhampered
l>y even the slightest civilian control. (
And the result has been the en
trance of America into the war, and
the failure of Germai.y's ruthless sub
No great nation has ever shown
such gross inefficiency as the German
military authorities have exhibited
the past six months. ?
This hasn't been Bethmann-Holl
weg's half year.
He is the first scapegoat.
It has been Hindenburg's and Lu
And new the policies of Hindcn
burg and Ludendortf are being re
vealed to all Germany as the designs
of madmen made drunk by the blood
of the battlefields.
Militarism is committing suicide in
the halls of the German foreign of
The first to realize the new situ
ation was the young Emperor Karl,
If a bloody revolution occurs in
Germany against the llohenzollern
rule, its beginning will be dated from
the time when Karl, of Austria-Hun
gary, began to show his independence
of Prussian control, toward the end
of the third year of the war.
His dismissal from the premier
ship of Hungary of Count Tisza,
thoroughly Russianized in thought
and method, was the first intimation
of Karl's new policy.
Then following a sudden intimacy
cultivated by Karl between himself
and the king of Bavaria.
This intimacy may lead to open
defiance of the Hohenzollerns.
Bavaria has begun to loom large
as Prussia's rival for tho leadership
of the German empire.
The only royal commander of Ger
many's armies who has made a repu
tation on his merits during the pres
ent war is the crown prince, Rup
precht, of Bavaria; while Count Hert
ling, Bavaria's premier, is considered
in Germany to be the empire's lead
New Bavarian ambitions at Prus
sia's expense have been engendered
by the war, and it is natural that
they should be encouraged by Aus
For Austria has never forgotten
that her defeat by Prussia in 186(5
was what led to the foundation of
the German empire and to the sub
ordination of Austria among the
If an opportunity now arises for
the house of Hapsburg to be re
venged after 51 years upon the house
of llohenzollern, Emperor Karl has
shown he may possess the necessary
pluck to take a chance.
Should the kaiser and his family
follow the Romanoffs in the fourth
year of the war, Berlin is not so
much the place to watch for prelim
inary signs as are Vienna and the
capitals of Bavaria and the other
south German States.? Charlotte Ob
MAKE USE OF THE SUNLIGHT.
So essential is sunlight to cleanli
ness and .good health that the State
Board of Health ays open up and
let the sunlight in. Houses that
have been closed this summer or
that have not had daily airings, es
pecially as to the furnishing and
clothing, need the cleaning effect
of sunshine and fresh air. All house
hold furnishings should be exposed to
direct sunlight for a number of hours
at least every few days. Direct sun
light is the best disinfectant known.
It kills germs in a few hours. Dif
fused sunlight or daylight may have
as good effect, but in a much longer
Shutting the sunlight out of the
house is an unhygienic custom. It
should go as has gone many of the
ideas and customs belonging to the
dark ages. Germs live and thrive in
darkness. For that reason sunshine
should find its way into the home
daily and its presence should be wel
comed as a messenger of cleanliness
and good health. The drawing of
shades and the closing of windows to
keep the carpets and draperies from
fading should be discouraged. It is
better to have carpets and draperies
that are faded than to have boys and
girls with checks that are faded.
Roses in the cheeks are more . valu
able than roses in the carpet.
When a man is in love for the first
time he thinks he invented it. ? Chi
r.YSK OF EXEMPTION BOARDS.
Crowder in Solemn Language Re
minds Them of the Gravity of the
Undertaking and Warns Against
Exemption of Any Person Who
Should be Called to the Colors.
President Orders Greatest Care in
Discharging Civil Service Exemp
Washington, July 28. ? The gravity
of the task which faces members of
local draft exemption boards is call
ed to their attention in solemn lan
guage in a communication sent broad
cast by the War Department and
made public tonight by Provost Mar
shal General Crowder.
"The selected man offers his life,"
says General Crowder. "It will
strengthen you to remember that for
every exemption or discharge that is
made for individual convenience, or
to cscape personal loss of money or
property, or for favor or affection,
some other man whose time would
not otherwise have come, must incur
the lisk of losing his life."
The boards are told they are not
courts to adjust differences between
two persons in controversy. "You,
acting for the government," says the
communication, "are to investigate
each case in the interests of the na
tion, and never in the interests cf an
General Crowder closes with the
declaration that the nation needs men'
quickly and the boards will receive
little praise and some blame. "Ycur
only reward," he said, "must be the
knowledge that at great personal!
sacrifice you are rendering your CO1.'!*
try an indispensable service in a mat
ter of the utmost moment."
President Wilson tonight issued an
executive order directing government
officials to exercise "the greatest
care" in issuing exemption affidavits
to employees in the civil executive de
partments emphasizing the high na
tional importance of carrying out "the
spirit of the Selective Service Act
and of securing its fullest effective
ness by holding to military service all
drafted men who are not absolutely
indispensable" to department work.
He says discharges should be reduced
to "the minimum number consistent
with the maintenance of vital national
interests during the emergency of
"It is earnestly hoped, moreover,"
the order concludes, "that, acting in
the same spirit as the Federal De
partmental officials, all citizens who
may be called upon, as employers, un
der Section 44 of the Regulations, to
make affidavits for securing the dis
charge of persons deemed to be in
dispensable to National industrial in
terests during the emergency, will ex
ercise the same conscientious and
scrupulous caution, to the end that
there will appear to be no favored or
exempted class among the citizens
called by law to the National de
fense." ? Associated Press.
SLURS WILSON; GETS 7 YEARS.
Court Martial Sentences Flier Also
Accused of Disrespect to Flag.
San Antonio, Texas, July 26. ? Sev
en years at hard labor in the United
States disciplinary barracks at Fort
Leavenworth is the sentence private
Otto Ludwig, third aero squadron,
must serve for making disrespectful
remarks about President Wilson and
the American flag and for threaten
ing to desert to the Germans if sent
to Franco with the United States ex
Ludwig was found guilty by court
martial at Fort Sam Houston recently
and the sentence of the court was ap
proved by Gen. Parker today.
THE GREENVILLE CAMP.
Work is progressing rapidly on the
Camp at Greenville, S. C., where the
Carolina boys art* to go . within the
next few days.
It is reported that the owners of
the crops which had to be destroyed
in building the camp will receive ap
proximately ten thousand dollars.
The camp will have the second
largest hospital in the world ? con
taining 2000 beds. It is to be used as
| a convalencent hospital for the men
who are sent home from the front.
The concrete road from the city to
the camp, a distance of four miles,
lis said to be one of the finest in the