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VOLUME 36 " SMITHFIELD, N. C\. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1917. Numbei
JOHNSTON COUNTY COMES
ACROSS WITH HER QUOTA.
The Campaign For the Y. M. C.
A. Which Came To a Close
Last Night Shows That This
County Raised About Four
Thousand Dollars For the
Cause. Chairman N. E. Edger
ton Much Pleased Over Result.
Town of Selma Made a Proud
The week's campaign in John
ston County for the Y. M. C. A.
Army Work came to a close last
night with the efforts crowned
with success. Johnston County
was asked to raise $.3,500 for
this worthy cause and the figures
now at hand show that the sum
of $3,969 was secured. Clayton,
Smithfield, Benson and Selma
raised the sums they pledged at
the meeting held here on the
11th. Selma went beyond her
thousand pledged and came
across with $1,400.42. Her two
patriotic and liberal-hearted cit
izens, Mr. N. E. Edgerton and
Mr. M. C. Winston, gave eight
hundred dollars of Selma's
A mass meeting was held in
Selma Sunday, night at the Town
Hall at which Hon. Edward W.
Pou and Judge F. H. Brooks
made speeches. At this meeting
a fine collection was taken.
The County Chairman, Mr. N.
E. Edgerton, of Selma, feels very
good over the success of the cam
paign. When he undertook the
work two weeks ago, he saw a
great task before him. Today he
is happy to know that hi? efforts
have been crowned with success.
He is proud of his home town
and the generous way in which it
GREAT SUPPLY FOODSTUFFS.
Not Reported to Government, Found
In New York. Yalue of All Stuff
Found Placed At $73,000,00? Some
Bought With German Money.
Secret service agents have, discover
ed foodstuffs and other property val
ued at more than $73,000,000 stored
in warehouses in this city which, has
never been reported to the trading
with the enemy act. This is only a
part of what is expected to be un
covered before the search ends.
Flour, sugar, eggs, butter and can
ned goods of various kinds are con
tained in the list of foodstuffs compiled
by the secret service men. Large
quantities of iron, steel, copper, cotton,
and chemicals also have been found, a
part of which, it was announced, is
owned by Germans.
The value of the foodstuffs not re
ported to the government was placed
at $38,496,742 and the metals, cotton
and other materials at $35,449,028.
It was stated that one consignment
of 700 bags of jute is known to have
been bought with money deposited
here by the Deutsches bank of Berlin,
the official financial institution of the
German government. About three
quarters of the commodities is said
to be held as collateral for loans made
by banks, but nothing regarding the
nature of the loans could be learned.
The secret service men made a de
tailed report of the amount of goods
unearthed and the location of the
places of storage to Herbert Hoover,
federal food administrator. They re
ported the material held by enemy
aliens to A. Mitchel Palmer, custo
dian of alien property, and they in
formed Bernard Baruch, of the coun
cil of national defense, of the location
of cotton and material commodities. ?
New York Dispatch.
Tobacco Friday fell under the law
of the Methodist church when the
Western North Carolina Conference,
in session at Asheville, adopted a reso
lution forbidding its use in any form
without a dissenting vote. The send
ing of cigarettes to the American
soldiers in France was ajso con
GETTING READY TO MEET THEM.
Liberty Motors Being Turned Out
First deliveries of machine made
Liberty r.rplane motors, will begin
shortly. Motors tested out up to this
time hnve been largely produced as in
dividual type units by slow hand pro
The first deliveries will be compara
tively small. The rate of production
will speed up every day thereafter, and
long before spring breaks the winter's
grip upon the fighting fronts, Liberty
motors will' be turned out at a rate
that will enable the United States not
| only to meet its own requirements, but
also to deliver thousands to certain of
I the allied governments which haVe re
| quested allotments.
Test of the motor, both the army
and navy types, are proceeding most
Officers of both services, heretofore
skeptical of the possibility of turning
out in a comparatively short space of
time air fleets that might bring de
cisive results in the war, are becoming
more and more impressed.
Recent trials of army type Liberty
planes, American built throughout and
including Liberty motors, have shown
good results. One of these fighting
models, according to reports, made ex
traordinary speed, approximating the
best pace of the one-man fighting
planes in use on the war fronts. ?
LIVING PICTURES OF OUR
ALLIES IN SIGN AND SONG.
Clayton, November 19. ? For some
weeks the home talent of Clayton has
been engaged in working up and prac
ticing for an entertainment, which for
brilliancy and uniqueness, has never
been equalled in this vicinity. One
hundred charactcrs in typical and
gorgeous costums will in tableau and
chorus bring before the audience a
wonderful setting of our Allies which
now number about twenty of the
greatest Nations of the earth. Thirty
of these living pictures famed in
National music and introduced by im
mense choruses will make rn evening's
entertainment worthy of any one's
time. This rare entertainment will
be presented at the School Auditorium
at Clayton cn Wednesday evening,
Nov. 21, at eight o'clock, under the
management of Mrs. Chas. Gulley.
The proceeds will go to the Red Cross
To me, the tragedy of this earth is a
diseased child. The natural inheri
tance of a child is joy and strength
and growth and freedom. lie is
robbed of it all by disease. To me,
the most tragic indictment of civili
zation is a diseased child, ? civiliza
tion that stands still and lets a littte
child, through ignorance of his parent
or his teacher or for any cause, be
robbed of this divine inheritance of
the joy and happiness of childhood ?
of the strength and growth of child
hood! Medical inspection is intended
to help prevent that tragedy ? to
help remove that terrible indictment
against our children civilization. The
physician and the teacher are neces
sarily the main agencies in this work.
Medical inspection, then, opens a new
door of larger service to childhood,
to civilization and prosperity. ? Dr. J.
Y. Joyner, in address before State
Medical Inspectors, Raleigh, October
2,100 Square Miles of Italy Evacuated.
The Italians have given up 2,100
square miles of territory in Italy to
the Austro-German invaders, about
l-54th of the entire territory of the
kingdom, which is 114,410 square
miles The strip already evacuated is
almost as large as the State of Dele
ware, which contains 2,370 square
The entire northeastern part of
Italy has been proclaimed as the
zone of military operations and is
menaced by the invaders.
Samaria school, three miles easf. of
Raleigh, has purchased a Liberty
Bond and made a large payment on it.
Superintendent Knight, of the Wake
County schools, says that by the end
of the month when "all the schools in
Wake have opened, there will be a
Liberty Bond in every public school
in tho County.
THREE KILLED BECAUSE
THEY PURCHASE BONDS.
Three Austrians Murdered Be
cause of Liberty Loan and
Red Cross Aid.
? A shocking tragedy is reported
from Virginia, Minnesota, showing to
what desperate acts the friends of
Germany are resorting to. The story
Three Austrians, a woman and two
men, were murdered here last night,
the police say, because they had sub
scribed to the liberty loan and lied
Cross funds. They were Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Alar and Peter Trepich, a board
er in the Alar house. The skull of
each had been crushed with an axe
while the victims slept and each body
mutilated with a knife.
On a kitchen table in the home of
the Alr.rs was a note, written in an
Austrian dialect, reading:
"This is what you get for being
against the kaiser. You have donated
to the Red Cross and you have said
the kaiser could go to hell. Don't
look for us, for any one who does will
get the sajne dose."
Red Cross and liberty loan purchase
signs, generally displayed here al
though the community has a large
Austrian population, disappeared
from the windows of Austrian resi
A theory first suggested by the
police was that robbery was the mo
tive of the murders, when it was
learned Mrs. Alar had drawn money
from the bank yesterday. This was
abandoned when a sum of money was
found in the Alar bed.
THE FUEL SITUATION.
Upon inquiry at the office of the
state fuel administrator Saturday, I
obtained some facts that ought to be
of interest to the people of Johnston
County. I say these facts are interest
ing because they demand our immedi
ate and active attenion. Unelss the
fuel situation is faced squarely and
with a determination to bring relief
the cold weather will bring an undue
amount of suffering on our people.
There is a coal shortage. That is
a sure fact. The fuel administrator
has not been able to secure coal at all
except where most needed and where
it would obviate actual suffering. The
present prospects are that we will
have a coal shortage all the winter.
The conservation of coal is of first im
portance therefore and the duty of
establishing a community woodyard in
every town in our country is im
perative, or ry4; least highly important.
The community woodyard will serve
two purposes at this time. It will in
sure sufficient fuel to keep off suf
fering, and save coal for the indus
tries that must have it or else close
down. The thing for everybody to do
now is to arrange to burn wood this
winter and then see that the town
officials make arrangements to have
the wood furnished at a reasonable
These municipal woodyards are suc
ceeding wherever they have been tried,
and more cities and towns are going
into the emergency plan every day.
If for no other reason than to save
coal it is a patriotic duty that we owe
the country to encourage the use of
wood wherever possible this winter.
Leaving this out of the question how
ever, if I am correctly informed on the
situation, it is a matter of necessity
that we use wood for fuel this winter.
Our entire country is facing this
fuel shortage. It is therefore impera
tive that w6 do all that is in our
power to effect a remedy. We can
do this very largely in this country by
laying in a supply of wood before the
weather gets too cold. Let every
municipality in Johnston County take
hold of this matter at once, establish
the woodyard and arrange to sell it at
a reasonable price to all the people of
the town this winter.
If I can be of any service in any way
write me. In the meantime take
this suggestion literally and help re
lieve the situation.
E. II. MOSER,
Chm'n. County Fuel Adm'n. Com.
J. T. TALTON? Clayton,
H. C. WOOD ALL ? Smithfield,
E. II. MOSER? Selma,
Committee on Fuel for County.
The North Main Street Graded
School building of Salisbury was burn
ed early Saturday morning. The fire
which entailed a loss of about thirty
four thousand dollars, is believed to be
HOLDING TEl TONS IN
CHECK ALONG THE P1AYE.
No* here Have the Invaders Been
Able to Cross. They Are Driven
Back. Italians In Brilliant Counter
Attacks lnflic t Heavy Losses on
All along the l'iave river the Itali
ans arc holding the German and Aus
tro-Hungarian armies in check. No
where have the invaders been able to
cross the stream and at several places
where they previously had gained ac
cess to the western bank, they have
been brilliantly counter-attaekcd and
forced to withdraw to the river's edge.
On the Zenson loop sector in the
south the enemy has endeavored to
extricate himself from his serious po
sition, but the Italians, putting down
an attack with heavy losses, closed in
upon the invaders and made more
precarious their situation. The Itali
ans in the fighting along the western
bank of the waterway have captured
considerably more than 2,000 prison
ers and also taken 27 machine guns.
In the Fagare zone the enemy has
been completely vanquished and forced
to give up his position.
In the hilly region representing the
norther.i front from the Lake Garda
to the region south of Feltra ull the
Austro-Gcrman attacks, some of them
delivered with extreme violence, have
been repelled, according to the Home
war officc, although Berlin asserts that
northeast of Asiago and between the
Brenta and the Piave rivers tho Itali
ans have been driven from further
strong mountain positions.
No advances haver come through to
show that the British and French re
inforcements have readied the Italian
line in rny considerable numbers, but
the "few days" which it was announc
ed last week must intervene before
they could stiffen -the front now are
at on end. Therefore, it is presumed
that Italians with the aid of the : Hies
in their line, will turn the balance of
the scale in their favcr.
Again the artillery duel on the Flan
ders front ha3 reached tremendous
proportions, ond it is not unlikely that
Field Marshal Haig has in pr< pa
ration another dash forward from the
region of Passchendaele toward the
town of Roulcrs and the important
railway line serving the German front
from the North sea southward. The
Germans, anticipating another of the
irresistible operations of the British
their heavy gunfire on the position^
in the neighborhood of Passchendaele
and Langemorck and south of the
The British troops in Palestine are
giving the Turks no rest. The import
ant city of Jaffa, on the Mediterran
ean, has been captured by th?m, the
Ottman forces offering no resistance!
It is stated that instead of standing
and offering battle the Tu 'ks are
in retirement northward. ? Associated
Press Summary for Sunday.
Priscilla Club Meets.
Kenly, Nov. 16. ? Friday afternoon
from 3 to 5 Mrs. J. C. Bowman de
lightfully entertained the Priscilla
Club at her home on Max Welton
The guests were met at the door by
the hostess apd peacefully ushered
into the cozy living room, which was
tastily decorated in huge bouquets of
yellow chrysanthemums, ferns and
Here each one was busily engaged
in some kind of fancy work. A deli
cious salad course followed by coffee
and wafers was served by the hostess
assisted by Mrs. J. T. Barnes.
Those enjoying Mrs. Bowman's hos
pitality were Mesdames A. J. Brough
ton, J. W. Darden, II. F. Edgcrton, II.
M. Grizzard, Harry Johnson, L. Z.
Woodard and L. C. Wilkinson. The in
vited guests were Mesdames G. B.
Woodard, of Washington City; J. M.
Foster and C. P. Jerome.
United States Has 2,006,391
The Government has more than 2,
000,000 men under arms. The exact
figures are 1,735,820 for the Army and
271,571 for the Navy, a grand total
of 2,006,391 men. These are divided
Army, including officers and men ?
National Army, 616,820; National
Guard, 469,000; Regular Army, 370,
000; special branches, 200,000, re
serves, 80,000; total, 1,735,820.
Mr. Willis Smith has accepted a po
sition with Mr. W. M. Sanders.
STATE'S FARM CROPS SHORT.
'Chairman Varner Says Deficit Instead
of Profits Will Result.
The great crops anticipated at the
state prison farm this year have been
cut uhort by unseasonable weather
during the summer and fall. Five
hundred acres of line bottom land
along the Roanoke river was flooded
for a week in July and the yield from
this is practically nothing. The state
will not reap more than one-third of
what the ofTcials of the farm had
reason to expect in the early summer.
The early frosts caught the cotton
crop and this will be little if any more
than a half crop, while the peanut crop
will be short one-third at least. This
is the news brought back here by Ii.
B. Varner, chairman of the state pris
on board, who has recently been over
For the pr.st five years there have
been very fine crops at the farm and
money has been made each ye:<r. This
year, however, the short crops, high
er cost of materials and the extra ex
pense entailed by recent legislation
will wipe out all profits and leave a
deficit besides, according to the chair
man. ? Lexington Cor. Charlotte Ob
server. - ,
Wilson's Mills School News.
(By Harriet Uzzle.)
Most of the crops are now housed in
this section. Numbers of children are
trooping to school before the Compul
sory Attandanco Law goes into ef
fect. Hie date appointed by Superin
tendent Royall for the children of the
district between the ages of eight and
fourteen to begin to attend regularly
is November 26th; not that he does
not expect attendance of all children
at every opportunity, for he does want
them to be present every day of the
school year. But November 2Gth is
the date set by law and Wilson's Mills
children of the required age are going
to be in one time.
Sunday at eleven o'clock the regular
preaching hour at the Christian
Church was turned over to Y. M. C. A.
workers whose committee, Messrs. L.
F. Uzzle, John Holt assisted by The
Editor of The Smithfield Herald and
Judge Brooks, of Smithfield, conducted
a program for the purpose of en
lightening our people on the Y. M. C.
A. War Work. The amount cf funds
assisted or expected of Wilson's Mills
for this cause was at last report very
nearly raiseH, the subscriptions nearly
totaling one hundred dollars.
Mesdams C. M. and W. C. Wilson
and J. T. Holt, and Mr. W. C. Wilson
motored to Releigh Friday morning.
Mr. Charles Register was a business
visitor in our town Friday.
Mesdames G. C. Youngblood, T. C.
Davis, W. C. Wilson, and Miss Myrtle
Ellis, were attendants at the Baptist
Association at Selma-this week.
Misse3 Ellen Uzzle and Kate Cupplc
were week-end visitors to our town.
They are students at Meredith College,
While here they passed their time with
the mother of the first named, Mrs.
Another volley ball court has been
fitted up and the boys are deeply in
terested in the game. Wilson's Mills
is ready to meet another volley ball
. This -vork is directly in line with the
suggestions that our Principal made
in a talk to the County Teachers. His
idea is to make play popular in the
schools, to play something that offers
competition to not the High and
Graded Scnool alone, but also offers a
contest to the rural school and that
inter- rclatedly, and to make regulated
play as much a requirement as text
Franklin Literary Society had an
interesting program worked cut Fri
day. Every Friday some room teacher
presents some of the work in society
that he or she has had done in the
class room during the week. The Prin
cipal presented a game called Tariff.
The participants were John R. Docifel
lor, millionaire; cotton manufacturer of
New ork, Gloyd Leorge, millionaire
cotton manufacturer of Liverpool,
England, Usi Gun Dazzle, poor cotton
farmer of Wilson's Mills, The South
ern Rr.il way, The Atlantic Ocean
Steamship Company and The Buyer of
Gingham Aprons. Tho story of a bale
of cotton from the farm to factory
and back to the customer was splen
didly dramatized so that all could un
derstand what Tariff is. The use of
Tariff was explained and the children
say they know why pr.pa votes the
Democratic Ticket so often.
Wilson's Mills, Nov. 19th.
SPENCE CHAPEL OKGANIZi
New Presbyterian Church in Pie
Grove Township. Sermon I're
By Kev. T. H. S pence, .Minister
Begun Work In Community Se
A n w Presbyterian church, k
as Sponce Chapel, wAs organizi
Pleasant Grove township St
afternoon by a commission com
of Rev. A. S. Anderson, of Smith
Rev. A. T. Lassiter, of Benson;
C. E. Clark, of Konly, and Dr. ]
Wharton, of Smithfield. The se
at the organization was preachc
Rev. T. II. Spence, cf Harrisbur
C., who began the work iu that
munity several years ago whil
was pastor of the Presbyterian en
Thy Presbyterian denomination !
done quite a lot of missionary v
in Johnston County for the pas,
years with good results. S<
mission points have been established
and three or four churches have .1
organized in the rural districts
the county. Rev. T. H. Spence, v. L)
was pastor at Smithfield fer <v u
*ix yeirs, Rev. G. F. Kirkpa ,
pastor at Kenly for two or three years,
and Rev. B. R. Lacy, Jr., pastoi
Oakland for two or three years, did
some very fine work in various sec
tions of the county.
The work of Mr. Spence started at
Spenco thapel has grown until the
people of the section decided to or
ganize a church. A building was
erected a year or two ago, before Mr.
Sponce loft this field. He not < nly
organized the mission point but ho
actually did a large part of the work
in building the h< use of worship. Now
a nice, comfortable building stands as
a monument to his and their hirs.
Tho building has been paid for and
there is a balance to the credit <tf
the church in the bank.
A large crowd was present at tho
i organization Sunday afternoon at
three -o'clock. It was a time of re
joicing to the faithful ones who .iave
been looking forward to the time when
a church would be organized. They
were very glad to haw Mr. Spence
with them on this auspicious occasion
and hear him preach again. The
church elected A. D. Taylor and C. C.
Young as Elders, and Zanie Coats,
Edwin Coats and Mr. Byrd Deacons.
C. C. Young is superintendent of tha
A Word to Teachers.
The following suggestions consti
tute the teacher's part in effectively
enforcing the Medical School Inspec
1. Try to grasp the full meaning and
purpose of the Medical School Inspec
tion Law, so that you may enter more
heartily into the spirit of the work.
2. Study carcfully the Manual of
Instructions, known as Special Bulle
tin No. 93, before undertaking the
work. A copy may be had from the
State Board of Health.
3. Don't fail to write to the State
Board of Health for information, ad
vice, or suggestion concerning any
point not fully understood.
4. Feel perfectly free to call on the
medical inspector of your county (his
name and address is given on another
page) for any assistance needed.
5. If you cannot obtain from the
child all the information that is re
quired on his card, send for the par
ents, or at least his mother, to come
and see you.
6. Keep all the information you get
from each child confidential. Do not
mention to any person other than the
parents or the medical inspector.
7. Write down on the blank any
suspectcd disease or condition of the
child which is not fully covered in the
answers to questions directly asked.
8. Be sure to fill out a card for each
child in your grade or school, and see
that the card gets into the hands of
the medical inspector immediately
9. Make it your personal duty to seo
the parents of each child whom the
medical inspector finds is in need of
treatment; and urge upon them the
importance of having proper treat
10. Try to convince the parents that
nothing is advised that is not strictly
for the good of the child; and that no
treatment of any kind is to be given
unless it is with their approval and
consent. ? State Board of Health Bul