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The Smithfield herald. (Smithfield, Johnston Co., N.C.) 188?-current, December 07, 1917, Page 2, Image 2

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I have just unloaded a car of 16 per ccnt acid, 8-2-2 and 8 3-3. Can save you money by placing your order with me at once. Lime I can furnish you in December or later delivery and you'll make no mistake by giving your order early. Will loan you one-half the value of your cleared lands ac cording to appraisment made by your neighbors on terms above stated. Make your arrangements now in order to be ready for January 1st. Will buy your land or sell you mine. See me before clos ing deal. Will buy your notes and mortgages at reason able discount. Fogleman Bros., of Burlington, N. C., will sell a car load of Kentucky mules and a lot of good horses on Saturday, December 8, to the highest bidders for cash at SOME SC HOOL NOTES. By Supt. L. T. Royall. L; ,-t week, it wa.? our privilege to at tend the State Meeting of County Superintendents and Teachers' Assem bly, at Charlotte. It seems that every County Superintendent was present, except a very few who were providen tially hindered. The State Superin tendent presided at the Department of County Superintendents. The Coun ties were not only represented by the Superintendents, but also by a good many of the County Boards of Educa tion. In a joint meeting, some very important subjects were discussed. Some of these were: Medical Inspec tion of School Children, Consolidation and Transportation, Adult Illiteracy, Certification of Teaehers and Teacher's Salaries. I)r. Faison, of Charlotte, made a splendid talk, in which he emphasized medical inspection of school children, showing why this should be done as early as possible. Johnston County's time for this will come a little later, since this is to be carried out through the whole State. Some of our Counties are making rapid progress in the consolidation and transportation of pupils, as shown by the reports of the different Superinten dents. There was a cry for teachers. Nearly every County is short in this line. It was emphasized that some thing must be done, in order to pay the teachers better shlaries. Some of the Superintendents seem to think, that unless this is done, next year it will be a great deal harder to secure teachers than it has been this year. An Organization of County School Hoards waS perfected, with Col. A. II. Hoyden, of Salisbury, as Chairman. The Assembly was so large, that it was necessary to have a number of de partments, namely, the Association of County Superintendents, of High Schools, of City Superintendents, of Primary Teachers, of Grammar Grade Teachers, of Music Teachers and of Agricultural and Home Economic Workers. Charlotte received all the teachers gladly and gave them a royal welcome, and providing for them in the way that Charlotte does things. This was greatly appreciated by all those pres ent. Just a few words in regard to State High Schools; a number of County Superintendents, it seems, have been representing some of these schools as local schools. The fact was empha sized that these must be considered in no way, except as County wide schools. We have three in this County, namely, Benson, Kenly and Wilson's Mills. Free tuition is given to all pupils in these schools who have studies above the seventh grade, and to all teachers who are taking any course whatever in these schools. These are not local schools and we are anxious for the people in the County to find this out. We were fortunate enough while at the Assembly to secure a few very good teachers, though we have not enough yet to supply all the vacancies in the County. We are doing all we can to fill these. The State Board of Examiners has recently made arrange ments to give permits for one year, to some teachers who have taught before, and to some who have not taught, who have the proper qualifications. The last night of the Assembly was Patriotic Night. At this meeting Gov. Bickett and Dr. Graham, President of the State University, addressed the Assembly. Everything in this tremendous stock of seasonable Merchandise is now being sold at This property is 12 miles frcm fayetteville, 14 miles ficm Dim. This property has been sub-divided into town lots and small farms, much of it being right at Station. Will be sold on REAL EASY TERMS. 1-4 cash, and balance di vided into 4 equal yearly payments. It is one of the best farms in the county. About 1100 acres clear ed and in good state of cultivation. Excellent Cotton, Grain and Tobacco land. Good school and church advantages. Healthy lo cality. Good road front. There will be a man at the Depot at Wade any day before the date set for sale with conveyance to carry any prospective buyer over this property. Go and see it!

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