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DEATH OF MR. WM. L. WALLACE.
Ingrams Township Soldier Boy Dies
at Camp Sevier. Body Brought
Home Friday, and Buried Saturday
at I'iney Grove.
We regret to learn of the death of
Mr. William L. Wallace, of Ingrams
Township, who died last week at Camp
stricken with measles which was fol
Sevier, Greenville, S. C. He was
lowed with pneumonia and death soon
claimed him. He was sent to Camp
Jackson a few weeks ago and was later
transferred to Camp Sevier where he
was a member of Company L, 119th
Infantry. His body was brought to
Four Oaks Friday evening and buried
at Piney Grove church Saturday morn
ing, the funeral being conducted under
the auspicies of the Junior Order of
which the deceased was a member.
Mr. Wallace was a son of Mr. John
Wallace and though he did not die on
the battle field, he gave his life for the
cause of world-wide liberty. He had
been engaged in teaching in the public
schools of Johnston County. He was
married a few years ago to a daugh
ter of Mr. Alex Ryals, of Wilders
ITEMS OF ALL SORTS,
Two persons were hurt in an auto
mobile accident in Fayetteville Friday.
Greensboro had an auto accident in
which two persons were hurt' also, one
perhaps fatally. In Richmond a six
year old Fayetteville girl was fataly
hurt by being run over by an automo
Measles and pneumonia have been
prevalent in many of the army camps
for the past two or three weeks and
quite a number of the soldiers have
died. For the week ending November
16, 96 were reported at the several
camps in the. country. The past week
conditions showed improvement.
Col. E. M. House, America's repre
sentative to the inter-allied conference,
spent an hour with Clemenceau in
Paris Friday. He also met with Gen
eral Pershing, the American comman
der of the expeditionary forces in
France. The Inter-Allied Conference
will meet next Thursday in Paris.
The Wake Forest College glee club
is out this week giving concerts under
the auspices of the Red Cross. They
have a number of places on their
trip, visiting Kinston, Washington,
New Bern and Greenville. Their pro
gram will consist largely of patriotic
and popular songs.
Secretary of War Baker gave out his
first statement in regard to the pro
gress of transporting troops to France
Friday. Mr. Baker did not tell how
many troops have been sent over but
said that the progress made was keep
ing pace with the expectations of the
Conservation, patriotism and service
are the topics to be considered in the
public schools of the State on North
Carolina Day, December 14th. The
program for the day is a most oppor
tune one and should be studied in
every school in the State. The slogan
is to be, "Make, Save and Serve."
The municipal woodyard is a topic
of much interest in North Carolina at
this time. The people of Fayetteville
are taking some interest in the estab
lishment of one, but it is said that
Mayor McNeill opposes the move.
However, they mayor has assured the
people from the country that they will
be charged no license for hauling and
selling wood to the citizcns of the
The Charlotte people are expecting
to see about fifteen hundred teachers
in attendance at the Teachers Assem
bly which will meet in that city Thurs
day and Friday of this week. The ho
tels in Charlotte arc crowded all the
time and the people of the city are
appealed to to open their homes for
the teachers. There is to be a meeting
of the school boards of the State in
connection with the teachers meeting.
From various sections of the State
come reports of exhorbitant prices be
ing charged for wood. The disease to
charge too much for things in these
abnormal times is very contagious and
is constantly spreading. Wood that
a few weeks ago was considered high
at four dollars a cord is rated at from
five to six dollars a cord now. Where
it will go to by Christmas is an un
known proposition. It is a great pity
that men everywhere are so wild after
making money that they will take ad
vantage of every opportunity to profit
out of the mismortunes of their fel
lowmen. There is no telling what
tome folks would do if there were no
FARMERS OF JOHNSTON COUNTY
These Are War Times: We Must
Guard Against Defeat in Every Way
There is one weak point, or gap, in
our agricultural interests which must
be closed, or bridged. The County
Farm Demonstrator and the County
Food Administrator cannot adequately
reach the farmers. They cannot ren
der aid to the six thousand tillers of
the soil by means of the few tele
phones and the few good roads. They
must have some medium through
which to work.
For their own good, and for the
good of our nation, the Johnston Coun
ty farmers must be in closer touch
with the Agricultural Department and
the Food Administration at Washing
ton. Our plan is to bridge the gap be
tween the Johnston County farmer and
the Federal Department of Agricul
You farmers who have an interest
in your community, in your town
ship, ?n your County and in your Na
tion, come to the Johnston County
court h^use at Smithfield on Decem
ber 8th to form a Johnston County
Board of Agriculture. You will elect a
a Township Board of Agriculture of
three members; a president, vice-presi
dent and a secretary-treasurer. The
seventeen township boards will,, in
turn, elect a County Board of Advisors
of three similar officers to counsel and
advise with the County Farm Demon
strator and County Food Administra
tor. None of these men elected will
receive a salary. Their service will be
a patriotic duty.
Come and bring the men whom you
want elected to v/ork with Uncle Sam
and to further the agricultural inter
ests of our County.
A. M. JOHNSON,
County Farm Demonstrator.
F. H. BROOKS,
County Food Administrator.
County-Wide School Meeting.
Supt. L. T. Royall has addressed the
following letter to the School Com
"It has been some time since we
held a CGunty-wide meeting for the
committeemen. Owing to the con
dition of things and the many pro
blems that face us, it is now time for a
meeting of this kind. Our schools
must not be neglected. I am asking
you to be present at a meeting in
Smithfield, Dec. 8th, at ten o'clock in
the mor ' We want to discuss the
and we will have three prominent
speakers to talk to us. Think about
the things that are needed in your
district, so you can bring them up at
that time. Notify the members of
your committee and be sure to have
your school represented."
John Charles McNeill Book Club.
Benson, Nov. 23. ? Mrs. W. D. Boon
was hostess to the John Chas. McNeill
Book Club Thursday afternoon, at 3
o'clock. The President, Mrs. Whitten
ton, presided over the meeting, there
being nine members present.
"America " and "The Star Spangled
Banner," which the hostess played on
her new Edison, was fittingly appro
priate, and stirred the hearts of our
women to a keener sense of patriot
ism. A selection, "Bolsheviki at Rus
sia's Throat," was read by Mrs. M. T.
Britt. "German people behind their
Ruler," read by Mrs. O. A. Barbour,
caused much comment and discussion.
Mrs. W. O. Rackley read some inter
esting current topics, after which the
hostess, assisted by Miss Alta Boon,
served refreshing tea and sandwiches.
Judge Brooks Attends Meeting.
Judge F. H. Brooks went to Raleigh
yesterday afternoon to attend a con
ference of the representatives of the
North Carolina Food Administration.
Dr. L. R. Wilbur, Mr. Hoover's right
hand man, and President of the Leland
Stanford University of Californir, was
present to impress upon the leaders
the great importance of food conserva
tion. Dr. Wilbur tried to show to
those present the great needs at this
time and the dire necessity for the sav
ing and conserving of our food sup
Notice to Correspondents*
In order to get news in Friday's
paper all correspondents are asked to
mail their letters a day earlier this
THE BLESSING OF THE YEAR.
Thangsgiving Proclamation by Governor Bickett.
Salvation comes through sacrifice. He who would ;
truly save his life" must be ever ready to lose it. The i
man or the nation that prizes breath above honor, and 1
riches above righteousness is dust already, and can never ;
^iope to " put on immortality."
In the Providence of God the world is today engaged *
in blood-red debate to determine whether governments ?
shall henceforth be guided by the love of justice or by lust !
for pelf and power. Not in rashness not in anger, but ;
thoughtfully, in the fear of God, and out of respect for its ;
own conscience this nation has consecrated its unlimited ?
resources and its unconquerable spirit to the maintenance *
of governments that will guarantee fair treatment to *!
every man and every nation. It is cause for universal I
Thanksgiving that in the most awful and most august ;
hour of human history the conscience of our people tri- ?
umphed over the counsel of selfishness and fear. This I
is the blessing of the year. ? J
Now, therefore, I, Thomas Walter Bickett, Governor i
of the State of North Carolina, in obedience to the sacred '
custom of our fathers, and in accord with the proclama- ;
tion of the Persident of the United States, do hereby set ?
apart Thursday, the 29th day of November, one thousand !
nine hundred and seventeen, as a day for universal ?
And I do call upon the people of North Carolina to as- |
semble on that day in their places of worship, and with ;
humble and contrite hearts give thanks to the Lord of ?
Hosts and the Harvest for His omniscient care. And let !
us remember in helpful ways the widow and the orphan ;i
and all who walk in the shadow of adversity. <
And let us pray unceasingly that He Who " rides the j
whirlwind and directs the storm " may crown our forces 4
on sea and land with everlasting victory, and that war *
may come no more upon the earth. 4
Done in our city of Raleigh, on this the eighteenth day j
of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine\ j
hundred and seventeen, and in the one hundred and forty- 4
second year of our American Independence. *j:
FOUR OAKS BOYS COMING HOME.
Sons of Mr. Adams Win Commissions
as First Lieutenants.
Four Oaks, Nov. 26. ? Mr. and Mrs.
B. B. Adams have just received mes
sages from their sons from Ft. Ogle
thorpe who have recently been com
missioned First Lieutenants at the
Reserve Officers Training Camp. The
young men are hoping to arrive home
for a late Thanksgiving dinner on
next Thursday. They will have a
short furlough and J. B. Adams is
ordered to report for duty at Chica
mauga in the 17th Infantry Regular
Army. H. B. Adams is to report for
duty at Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Ga.
Four Oaks is very proud of the
record made by these young men, for
the training of this second encamp
ment was much more strenuous than
the first and the commissions harder
Second Committee Meeting.
The second meeting of the new Exe
cutive Committee of the Johnston
County Baptist Association will be
held in the Smithfield Baptist church
on Monday, December 3rd, beginning
at ten o'clock. The churches having
business with the committee may be
heard by sending representatives. The
members of the committee for the
coming year are Rev. John E. Lanier,
Chairman, and Messrs. J. B. Creech,
J. L. Hall, J. T. Holt and J. F. Pool.
The twenty-four militant suffra
gettes who were sentenced to a term
in the work house for picketing the
White House are seeing their liberty
through habeas corpus proceedings be
fore a Federal Judge at Alexandria,
Va. No doubt they are getting tired
of posing as martyrs. Instead of be
ing known in the days to come as
martyrs to a great cause, they will be
written down among the foolish ones
of their day.
Exemption Advisory Board.
Governor Bickett has appointed
three lawyers for each county in the
State ? three hundred in all ? who are
to serve as a legal advisory board to
the county exemption boards for the
National Army draft. Those appoint
ed for Johnston County are Albert M.
Noble, Ed. F. Ward and J. D. Parker.
W. J. Newsom, of the firm of W. J.
Newsom & Brother, of Lucama, com
mitted suicid" last Thursday by shoot
ing himself. He gave out the word
that he was going squirrel hunting and
later was found dead on a pile of
wheat straw. 1
WHO DIES FROM TUBERCULOSIS
llookkee|>ers, Clerks and Office Work
ers Have Highest Mortality Rate
If there- is one class of people more
likely to die with tuberculosis than an
other, according to mortality statis
tics, it is clocks, bookkeepers and
office assistants, these have a mortal
ity from . tuberculosis almost twice
that of all occupied persons over fif
teen years, but, it may be explained,
it is not the work they do but the way
they do it that makes them so prone
Continual confinement in poorly
ventilated offices and shops, breathing
vitiated air, little or no outdoor exer
cise, together with a more or less se
dentary life lower their physical re
sistance which always creates a fertile
soil for tuberculosis infection. Com
paratively low wages with the demand
of a good personal appearance that
makes the cutting doWn on food, good
rooms and other health essentials,
necessarily, may also be said to be
responsible for this predisposition.
Another probable cause for the high
mortality from tuberculosis among
bookkeepers, clerks and office assis
tants is that those who are not robust
are more likely to seek such work in
preference to more arduous occupa
tions. This creates an occupation
group with a high perceptibility to
tuberculosis, but the fact remains
that living a sedentary life in a viti
ated atmosphere, with little or no
exercise in the fresh air, and with
probably insufficient and undernour
ishing food, will always be hazardous,
and the chief hazard will be tuberculo
sis of the lungs.
rri -1 t_ ? .1 ? ? ?
i ne ciass naving tne next Highest
mortality from tuberculosis is labor
ers. Between forty-five and sixty
four years their mortality rate from
tuberculosis is double the average, and
it increases till after the ape of sixty
five when it is more than three times
the average. The most important
cause for the high rate of this group
is because in it are found all the mis
fits who have failed to make good in
other occupations, because of drunken
ness, carelessness or ill health.
Cigar makers and tobacco workers
are the group having the next highest
mortality. Garment workers come
next. Blacksmiths and railway track
and ynrd workers r.re groups below
the average. ? Health Bulletin.
There will be services Thanksgiving
morning nt eleven o'clock at the Pres
byterian church. The people of the
town and community are given a cor
dial invitation to attend.
HEARING IN STARLING CASE.
Murder Mystery Still Unraveled.
Many Witnesses Examined Before
the Coroner Here Yesterday.
(By W. L. Staneil.)
Selmr., Nov. 26. ? The hearing of
witnesses by the Coroner's jury in the
Charlie Starling murder mystery was
continued today in Smithfield. Mr.
E. J. Wellons, of the firm of Wellons
& Wellons, represented the State.
About thirty witnesses had been ex
amined at a former hearing, ard ten
or twelve were examined today. After
the examination ox' all the .witnesses
that had been summoned the jury de
cided to continue the hearing to some
future date to be decided later by the
Readers of The Herald will remem
ber the acounts of the mysterious dis
appearance of Charlie Starling, from
his home on the night of October the
22nd, of the search made by friends
and relatives for him and of the find
ing of the blood in the road near his
home, hnd sacks of sand and blood in a
well near by, and three weeks later of
the finding of his body in a saw mill
well near Carter's Chapel church.
The hearing by the Coroner's jury
was behind closed doors and the out
come of their ihvestigation is still
p-oblematieal, and will remain so until
some future date unknown to the pub
lic, and even the jury themselves, when
they will be called together again by
the Coroner, Mr. J. H. Kirkman.
NEWS ITEMS FROM KENLY.
Next Monday night, a special
Thanksgiving program will bo present
ed in the school auditorium by a large
number of the students of the elemen
tary school. The program is being pre
pared by the Misses Rena Edgerton
and Agusta McKeithen. Immediately
following the exercises, a box party
will be given by the members of the
girl's Athletic Association. Miss
Gladys Barnes Wallace is director of
athletics for the girls.
Thursday and Friday of next week
will be observed as Thanksgiving hol
Thursday afternoon from three to
five o'clock, the Priscilla Club held its
regular meeting in the genial home of
Mrs. A. J. Broughton. The guests
were met at the door by little Master
John Sutton Broughton who escorted
them into the parlor. The members
d?voted an hour to doing fancy work
for the Red Cross Society. The work
being over, delightful refreshments
wero served. The following were
present: Mesdames L. Z. Woodard,
R. A. Turlington, R. T. Fulghum, H.
F. Edgerton, J. W Darden, P. D. Grady
H. P. Johnson, W. J. Hooks, H. M.
Grizzard, C. P. Jerome, J. G. High,
Kenly, N. C., Nov. 24, 1917.
ROY ALL SCHOOL NOTES.
Roy ^11 school opened Monday morn
ing with Miss Ruth Gilcrist, of Laurin
burg, principal; Miss Ina Strickland,
of Falcon, intermediate grades, and
Miss Cora Johnson, of Benson, pri
mary grades. It seems that the peo
ple are not all ready to start their
children to school now, but we are ex
pecting a good attendance next week.
Let all the parents and pupils co
operate with the teichers and mnk?
this on ? of ?he best school terms in
the history of the school.
Rev. C. B. Strickland and some of
the orphan children, of Falcon, gave
an entertainment at Jonhston's Chapel
church Saturday night.
A number of our young people at
tended church at Elevation Sunday.
Misses Florence Jernigan, Blanche
Smith, and Miss Brulon, of Benson,
and Messrs. Eugene Jernigan and T.
R. Herman, of West Raleigh, spent
Sunday afternoon with Miss Gilchrist
and Miss Johnson at the home of Mr.
A. C. Johnsoi).
Mr. Delma Hardee attended the
Free-Will Baptist Conference near
Goldsboro last week.
Mrs. C. H. Lassiter is in Rex Hos
pital at Raleigh.
Miss Myrtle Massengill and little
brother, Hunter, of Benson, are
spending some time at the home of
their uncle, Mr. C. H. Johnson.
Mrs. C. V. Byrd has purchased a
new Dodge. ? X. Y. Z.
Benson, R. 1, Nov. 22.
Elder J. T. Williams will preach at
Four Oaks Primitive Baptist church
the first Saturday and Sunday in De
cember, and at Clement church Sun
A JOHNSTON MAN IN FRANCE.
Lieut. David M. Jones Went Over a
Few Weeks Ago* His Brother
Robert Jones Now at Camp Jackson.
Mr. Robert Jones, son of Mrs. A. G.
Jones, near here, who is now at Camp
Jackson, is at home on a five-day fur
lough. He went to Camp Jackson*
about two months ago where he is in
the 306th Company of engineers. He
says the boys are faring well at Camp
Jackson, that they have plenty of
clothing, plenty of good food and have
plenty of work to do. He wi|;l return
to Camp Jackson tomorrow.
? Mr. Jones has a brother, Lieutenant
David M. Jones, who is now in France,
having been sent over within the past
few weeks. He belongs to the aviation
service and is an expert flyer. He was
with Lieut. Eric Ellington when he
was killed at San Diego, California,
four years ago, being the second man
to reach the unfortunate young man
when when his machine fell. Lieut.
Jones hr.s been connected ..with the
aviation services of the United States
Army for several years.
TO I'LAN FOR THE WORK.
Meeting of the Executive Committee
of the Johnston County Bap
At a call t,f the Chairman, Rev. Jno.
E. Lanier, the Executive Committee of
the Johnston County Baptist Associ
ation assembled Tuesday, November
20th, at 10 A. M., in the comfortable
lecture room of the Smithfield Bap
tist Church. The Chairman had in
vited representatives of the various
Baptist Churches of the Johnston As
sociation, who receive aid from the
Board of Mission::.
A number of the Churches sent
representatives. After devotional ex
ercises, conducted by Pastor Rollins,
of Benson, the Chairman called on the
members of the Committee to express
themselves freely on the conditions
that come under their observation. On
behalf of the Committee Mr. J. F. Pool
spoke with much interest on the great
need of a better cooperation on the
part of the churches. He brought out
the great difficulties that confront the
Committee every year, in providing
suitable pastors for the various
churches, forming compact fields, and
the fact that better work could be done
if the churches manifested more in
terest and were more willing to raise
more money in order to pay a reason
able salary to their pastors. It was
a splendid address. Mr. J. B. Creech,
of Four Oaks and Mr. J. T. Holt, of
Wilson's Mills, sopke also on behalf
of the Committee. Rev. Mr. Rollins
and Rev. R. M. Von Miller spoke on
behalf of the pastors.
After every one had been given an
opportunity to speak, Chairman La
nier requested every one except the
members of the Committee to retire to
an adjoining room, and the Com
mittee began its executive session.
Members of the different churches
were called before the Committee and
each had an opportunity to state the
condition of their respective church,
their outlook and the group they
wished to form and the help they de
sired for the ensuing year.
A very excellent spirit of coopera
tion was manifested and we beiieve
r threat deal of good was accomplished.
While many churches were repre
sented, yet it would have been more
complete it th? others had also ccme,
but no doubt the unfavtrable weather
held some back. All churches desir
ing aid this year must execute the
blank furnished them, and send not
later than the first Sunday in Decem
ber. It must be in the hands of Mr.
Lanier Monday morning, Dec. 3rd.
As usual Mr. Beaty opened his hos
pitable home to a number of the dele
gates at the dinner hour, and Rev.
Mr. Brinson, he congenial pastor of
the Smithfield Church, spread the table
for some of the others at the pasto
rium. All the representatives left
with smiling faces and warm hand
clasps, returning to their homes much
pleased in having had a heart to heart
talk with us Mr. Brinson closed the
session with an earnest prayer for
God's further guidance in this impor
J. B. CREECH,
Secretary of the Ecxecutive Com
Four N. C, No?y. 20th, 1917.
? ^ .
Cotton sold in Chariot! . Y nday fo*
29% ccnts a pound, says the Observer. *
This is the highest price paid for
cotton in that city since 1866.