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SKI M A SCHOOL NOTES.
The program for our chapel exer
cise was very interesting Tuesday
morning The song "America" was
sung by the school. Then Mr. Moser
said the entire programme would
concern everybody, including the
school, town, county, and even the
whole Stute. What was this program
about that it should concern every
body so vitally ? It was fire preven
tion. We all knew about the great
damages caused by (ire annually, But
do we stop to think how this can be
Mr. Moser read the proclamation of
Governor Bickctt. In this proclama
tion, Governor Bickctt stated the fact
that the loss caused by fire nnnuully
in the SUte of North Carolina was
practically equal to the cntir-j taxes
le\icd for the support of the State
government. Finally, * he comes out
with the astonishing fact that two
thirds of the fire taxes arc wholly un
necessary, and art due to lack of rea
sonable care. For this reas< n, Gover
nor Bickctt issued a proclamation and
set aside Tuesday, the 9th of October
as Fire Prevention Day. He urged all
schools to take part and stimulate an
interest in this work.
Mr. Mosir told this to the children
in a very interesting way and tried to
make each pupil feel personally re
sponsible for taking the proper pre
cautions in his own home as regards
fire, especially in the matter of mrtch
es, gasoline, and rubbish.
L. 8. 1
The Curtis tests have* been given to
nil the Grammar Grades this week and
the result is very good. These tests
are a short review on the 'following
subjects: addition and subtraction;
multiplication and divisicn. Every
pupil is given eight minutes in which
to do cr.ch subject. There are twelve
examples under each subject, and
many of the pupils race to see who
can do the most examples in the eight
minutes. These tests are beneficial
as they review the pupils on what
they have almost forgotten, and make
them more accurate in numbers. It
also trains their minds to work quick
ly. These tests count in their daily
grades. There are some pupils who
can solve everyone in eight minutes
and yet get them Correct. ? G. F.
The meeting of the "Moser Literary
Society," for October 11, was held
with the vice-president, Jennings Tal
ton, presiding, and Linwood Richard
xon acting as secretary. The pro
gram cc nsisted of th reading of the
Constitution and By-Laws by Ormnn
Bailey and a debate. The constitution
was read and approved.
Then, as there was not time for the
debate, and there was no further
business to come before the society,
the meeting adjourned until next
Thursday, October 18th
< O. B.
Yesterday, the girls of the Archer
Literary Society, gave a very inter
esting patriotic programme. First,
Lillian Corbett told a short story of
the Composition of the National
Sony: which was very interesting. Car
rie M-ie White then t >ld of the cus
tom of honoring the national song.
A composition "How we can be loyal
to our Country" was read by Eliza
beth Earp. This told us of the oppor
tunities at home to help the soldiers
at the front. This is a subject every
American should hes-.r discussed and
one we should feel the importance of.
Zilphia Fulghum spoke on Current
Events, her subject being America's
Patriotic Response to Liberty Loans.
A patriotic rong was sunk by Mabel
Wilkinson and Fannie Wellons. The
society was then adjourned.
The eleventh grade met tn the
school library privately for the pur
pose of organizing the senior class.
The officers were as follows: Presi
dent, Houston Rrynolda ; Vice-Presi
dent, Hena King; Secretary and
Treasurer. Lillian Snipes. The next
meeting we have we will olect a his
torian, poet, prophet, and statistician.
We will talk ovir plans that the class
hopes will be carried out. The colors
and motto will be decided on at next
meeting. We are going to heln the
superntendent in keeping the school
grounds in order, and any other way
we can. L.'S.
Mothers' Meeting Organized.
On Wednesday afternoon promptly
at three o'clock, fifty or more mothers
and friends of the school met at the
Graded School building and organiz
ed an association for the betterment
of the school. The meeting was en
thusiastic and full of the work to
gether spirit. Every person present
joined the association and many of the
ladies expressed a desire to do any
thing possible to further the useful
ness of the school in the community.
Superintendent. Moser made a very
interesting and inspiring talk in which
he urged a closer contact between pa?
re nth and teachers. He mentioned
several ways thrt the mothers in the
community can blip the school, such
as aiding in beautifying the ? school
grounds mid the building, furnishing
the library and arranging for its use
by the town people as well as the
school; creating a sentiment against
unnecessary nbccnces, helping to in
terest every patron in the district in
the School in a personal way, and get
ting every child in the community in
He spoke also on the common inter
est that the parent and teach- r had in
the personal welfare of ihe child, an
interest that neither could feel so
keenly in anything else.
In closing, Mr. Moser suggested
other benefits that might result from
this monthly meeting. He snid we
come together in the interest of the
school, suggestions take root tnd
grow into activities. In exchanging
thoughts better ways of thinking and
acting come to light. In this associa
tion a broader view of the communi
ty's big interests develop.
At the Close of Mr. Moser's talk a
suggestion for a permanent organiza
tion met with p hearty response. Ofti
cers were elected as follow*: Mrs. E.
II. Moser, President; Miss Elizabeth
Hyman, Vice-President; Miss Doug
lass Hand Secretary. A tomporarj
programme committee was appointed
consisting of Mrs. N. E. Ward, Mrs.
L. I). Debnam, Miss Elizabeth Hyman,
nnd Miss Adams. Mrs. Robert Ether
edge, Mrs ii. F. Hreitz, and Mrs. W.
A. Edgerton were appointed as a so
Then followed an informal meeting,
everybody seemed to get acquainted
with everybody else. The temperature
of the school spirit which was already
high, rose several degrees.
Selm:>, N. C., Oct. 12, 1017.
MUCH MONKY FLOWING IN.
'I he* high prices paid Air cotton and
tobacco, and especially for tobacco,
have brought much money into this
section. The farmers are getting the
money and they arc filling th" hanks
with it. The new bank at Lucama
which is not yet quite a year old had
at the beginning of the tobacco sea
son on deposit forty-seven thousand j
dollars. Now they have on deposit a
hundred anil forty-five thousand dol
lars. This is a fine showing for this
bank and also for the community in
which it is located.
(Government To Control Food.
Announcement conies from Wash*
inuton that virtually all the staple
food consumed by the American peo
ple will be put under government con
trol on November 1st. This is to be
done in order to prevent unreasonable
profits and speculation and hoarding.
A Shortage With Him.
A brother editor says:
"I'roaptrity, it is said, is causing a
shortage of one dollar bills. We had
noticed it, also a shortage of two dol
lar bills, and five dollar bills, and ten
dollar bills, and several other denom
Your religion stands t.r falls by
what you do to the person next to
you. ? Gipsy Smith.
<;kki:vs m <;i sr i i,owkr
Has been used for all ailments that
are caused by a disordered stomach
and inactive liver, such as sick head
ache, constipation, sour stomach,
nervous indigestion, fermentation of
food, palpitation of the heart caused
by gases in the stomach. August
Flower is a gentle laxative, regulates
digestion both in stomach and intes
tines, cleans and sweetens the stom
ach and alimentary canal, stimulates
the liver to secrete the bile and im
purities from the blood. 25 and 75
cent bottles. Sold by Creech Drug
And Invigorates Old People
Any doctor will tell you that the
ingredients of Vinol as printed below
contain the elements needed to im
prove the health of delicate children
and restore strength to old people.
T? Cod Liver and Beef Peptones, Iron
" an J Manganese Pcptonates, Iron and
Ammop' im Citrate, Lime and Soda
Those who have puny, ailing or
run-down children or aged parents
may prove this at our expense.
Besides the good it does children
and the aged there is nothing like
Vinol to restore strength and vitality
to weak, nervous women and over
worked, run-down men.
Trv it. If you are not entirely sat
isfied, we will return your money
without question; that proves our
fairness and your protection. Mil
lions of people have been convinced
HOOD HROS., Smithfield, N. C.
Dr. rcr (" nnnd King, a, U~w Yoi-k City Physician and Medical Author, t yg:
"There cnn be no strolls', vigorous, iron men nor ktuntlfal, healthy, rosy-cheek?rt
womuirTtm.ont Iron ? Nuxated Xron taken three times per day after meals will
increase the strength and endurance of weak, nervous, run-down folks loo 1 r
cent. In two weeks' time In many Instances. Avoid the old forms of metalllo
Iron, which may Injure the teeth, corrode ths stomach, and thereby do more harm
than (rood. Take only organic Iron ? Nuxated Xron." It Is dispensed In this city
by t.11 good druggists.
HOOD IJROS., Smithfkld, N. C. CREECH DRUG CO., Smithflcld, N. C.
1917 Taxes Are Now Due
I. W. F. Grimes, Sheriff of Johnston County, will be at
the following places on following date with 1917 Tax
Book for the purpose of receiving Taxes. Tax Books are
now open in my office at Smithfield. Come early and pay
to avoid the rush.
Wilson's Mills township, Wilson'sJ^lills, October 17th.
Wilders township, Archer Lodge, October 18th.
Oneals township, Hare's Store, October 19th.
Beulah "township, Kenly, October 20th.
Micro township. Micro, October 22nd.
Pine Le\ el township, Pinq Level, October 23rd.
Boon Hill township. Princeton, October 24th.
Bentonsville township, Bentonville, October 25th.
Meadow township, Peacock's Cross Roads, October 26th.
Banner township, Benson, October 27th.
Elevation township, Elevation, October 29th.
Pleasant Grove township, Court House, October 30th.
Cleveland township. Court House, October 31st.
Ingrams township, Four Oaks, November 1st.
Selma township, Selma, November 2nd.
Clayton township. Clayton, November 3rd.
Smithfield township, Smithfield. November 5th.
In writing Sheriff for amount of taxes please state full
name and township where property* is located.
W. F. GRIMES,
Sheriff Jphnston County.
October 1, 1917.
For Sale '
The Grantham Farm two miles fron Smith
field on the Central highway . Two hun
dred acres, with about 70 acres cleared ,
good pasture with good wire fence around
it. Anyone wishing to investigate can be
shown over the farm by Mr . John Webb
who lives on the premises.
This valuable farm will be sold to the high
est\bidder for cash on the first Monday in
November November 5th ? - in front of
the Court House door in Smithfield, at 12
o9 clock M. Sale is for division.
N. B. GRANTHAM
For the heirs.
If you have a farm
you wish to sell
Write or Call
ANCE AND REALTY CO
Middlesex, N. C.
The undersigned having qualified
as Exccutor on the estate of J. N.
Stnncil, deceased, hereby notifies all
persons having claims against said
estate to present the same to me
duly verified on or before the 14th
day of September, 1918, or this no
tice will be pleaded in br.r of their
recovery; and all persons indebted
to said estate will make immediate
This 12th day of Sept., 1917.
THOS. H. ATKINSON,
FARM FOR SALE.
A farm of 113 acres with seventy
acres cleared, six miles north of Sel
ma, and three and a half miles from
Wilson's Mills, for sale. One six room
dwelling with two porches, ono three
room dwelling and one two-room
dwelling all new, and good outhouses.
Good strong land suitable for cottor
cr tobacco. A large pasture fenced.
Wilson's Mills, N. C., Route No. 2.
LOST OR STOLEN? SEPTEMBER
28th, one black and white spotted
bird dog, medium size. Finder will
please notify Geo. F. Moore, Ben
son, and receive reward.
LIQUID FA 1 .E POWDER.
The beauty secret of j
women who know how
to take care of the com
plexion. Cannot be
detected. Heals Sun
burn, stops Tan. Soothing,
Pink. M'Afte. -JfcweJW.
75c. at 'Druggists or by mail direct.
Sample (either color) for 2c. Stamp.
Lroa Mfg. Co.. 40 South Filth S?.. Brooklyn, N. Y.
Comfort, Economy, Satisfaction
Comfort in the feel of well fitting clothes.
Lconorcy in quality that gives the limit in
wear and service, at a moderate price.
Satisfaction in knowing you are well dressed.
You'll find these anjl more in "Shield Brand"
Clothes. That's the reputation they have
maintained for nearly twenty years. That's
why we sell them.
New Fall Patterns ready to show now.
Come in and SEE Unio any way,.
Clayton, N. C.
rO MAKE LIFE'S WALK EASY
we wer.r Hunt Club Shoes. Cottcr
Undcrwood Co., Smithfield, N. C.
LOOK AT OUR WORK SHOES
for men ? $3.00 to $5.00. N. B.
Two to One
The Luzianne Guarantee:
If, after us in# the contents
of a can. you are not satisfied
in every respect, your gro
cer will refund .your money.
Yes, Ma'am; and you don't
have to take it for granted, either.
You can prove the first by taste,
and the second by arithmetic.
Buy a can of Luzianne. Use
half the quantity you ordinarily
would. If it doesn't go farther
and taste better than other coffee
at the price, tell the man who
sold it to you and he'll give you
back your money. Make no
mistake, Luzianne is great coffee
? exceeding great. Ask for
The Reily ^Taylor Company, New Orleans