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THE SMHID HERALD
Published Every Tuesday and Friday.
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The Smithfield Herald, Smithfield,
PERSONAL AND LOCAL.
Mr. W. Ransom Sanders made a
business trip to Henderson Wednes
Mr. Gillam Hicks is spending the
week with relatives in Granville
Judge F. H. Brooks went to Durham
yesterday to attend the Baptist State
Mrs. Mary Yelvington and Mrs.
Flora Hyman returned Wednesday
from a visit to Dunn.
Miss Elizabeth Kelly, of the State
Department of Education, spent a day
or two here this week in the interest
of her work.
Judge F. H. Brooks has an engage
ment to speak at Brogden school house
tonight at 7:30 o'clock. Everybody
invited. No collection.
Misses Sadie Puckett, Helene Ives
and Carrie Brodie Sanders returned
Monday from Franklinton where they
spent the Thanksgiving holidays with
Miss Zelma Wester.
Miss Ava Myatt went to Greenville
Monday to attend the' marriage of
Miss Willie Ragsdale to Mr. Hobgood,
which took place Wednesday. Miss
Myatt v/iis one of the bridesmaids.
Miss Sallie Hadley, who has b?en
spending the summer in the mountains
of Western North Carolina, arrived
Tuesday night to visit her aunt, Mrs.
W. M. Sanders, and other relatives
Quite a number of Smithfield people
went to Raleigh yesterday to do Christ
mas shopping. Among them we note,
Mrs. Jas. Wellons, Mrs. E. S. Abell,
Mrs. L. T. Royall, Mrs. W. M. Law
rcnce, Mrs. R. I. Lassiter, Miss May,
Moore and others.
Rev. John W. Suttle, of Shelby, is
expecting to arrive today to visit Mr.
J. M. Beaty and other friends here.
He is attending the Baptist State
Convention at Durham and decided to
visit his old field where he spent nine
years of successful service as pastor
of the Smithfield Baptist church.
Mr. T. S. Ragsdale is going to Ral
etirh today to attend a meeting of the
comm;ttee having in charge the War
Savings Stamps campaign. Col. H.
F. Fries, of Winston-Salem, is the
State Chairman. He has invited Mr.
Ragsdale to take charge of the work
cs Cihairman for Johnston County.
The Civic Department of the Wo
min's Club will meet at the Club
Rooms at four o'clock Monday after
noon, December 10th, to dra^ up plans
for beautifying Smithfield. The mem
bers are urged to be present. All oth
er women interested are given a cor
dial invitation to attend the meeting.
Messrs. E. S. Edmundson and R. C.
Gillett went on a hunting trip up in
Wake county near Garner yesterday.
Mrs. L. G. Patterson and Mrs. C. B.<
Willirmson accompanied them ? Mrs.
Patterson to spend the day with Mrs.
Simon Turner, and Mrs. Williamson to
spend the day with Mrs. John Turner.
Mr. Willis M. Barbour, a private of
Camp Jackson, has been spending a
few days with relatives around Four
Oaks. He is a member of Company
C, 317lh Machine Gun Battalion. He
has been in the service about two
months. He was in town Tuesday and
called in and subscribed for The
Be sure to inquire and learn about
the War Thrift Stamps and the War
Savings Stamps, which will socn be
on sale. Save your quarters and help
Uncle Sam by lending him your sav
ings and get a War Savings Certifi
cate which will bear interest. The
original amount with interest will be
paid January 1, 1923. j
The Smithfield Baptist Sunday
school last Sunday morning elected
the pastor of the church, Rev. H. F.'
Brinson, as a delegate to the National
Anti-Saloon League Convention which |
meets in Washington City, December
10 to 13. Governor Bickett has ap- (
pointed Judge F. H. Brooks as one of
a hundred delegates from this State.
Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. N. B. Gran
tham delightfully entertained, "The
Round Dozen Book Club" at her home
in Brooklyn. The time was pleasantly ^
spent, some playing "Rook" and some ,
knitting. Toward the close of the
afternoon delicious fruit salad and
sandwiches were served.* Miss Alice
Grantham will be the hostess next
* RED CKOSS NOTES. *
Send Your Old White Cloth to the
Any housekeeper who has old, worn
sheets, pillow-cases or table cloths ? in
fact, any clean white cloth, from which
pieces 16 inches square can be cut,
can help the Red Cross materially by
giving them to the Smithfield Chapter.
They can be used in several different
ways, by the surgical dressing class.
Last Wednesday many yards of new
materir.l were used for this class, in
articles which would have been just as
good, made of old cloth.
Every dollar secured through the
sale of Red Cross Christmas Seals is
used for the Tuberculosis Fund. Fight
ing the great White Plague is a great
task and every penny spent for a Red
Cross Christmas Seal goes to swell
the fund. By the. sale of these little
seals many thousands of dollars is
raised each year and spent for the
purpose of trying to stop the ravages
of consumption among the people. Red
Cross Seals are sold in Smithfield at
the store of Spiers Bros., Hood Bros.,
Creech's and W. L. Woodall & Sons.
Owing to the favorable weather
throughout the entire fall the farmers
of this section have had good success
in housing their crops notwithstand
ing the scarcity of labor.
The annual Thanksgiving service
was held at Hickory Grove Advent
ohurch last Thursday.
Rev J. T. Williams from Asheville,
N. C., preached a good sermon at
Clement last Sunday afternoon. There
was a large crowd out to hear him.
Mr. Seth Lassiter, from near Wil
son's Mills, was in this section Sunday
The outstanding conversation among
the men is "the war." You can hardly
meet a person but what the question is
put, " What do you think about the
war today?" That is a question that
should be given much thought, but
none of us is able to tell just what
about it. ^
Wo are sorry to note that Mrs. D.
L. Massengill, who is spending some
time wiih lie* parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
A. King, is in bed with malarial fever.
We hope she will soon be up again.
The public school has boon in session
at Spilona for three weeks. The at
tendance for the first week was small
owing to the fact that the mumps
was prevailing in the comunity^ I
think the epidemic is about mastered
now. . The enrollment of school has
considerably increased over that of
the first two weeks, the enrollment
being more than fifty at present. The
teachers, Mr. John W. King, of this
section, end Miss Pearl Edwards, of
Vass, N. C., are striving very enthusi
astically to make this the best school
year in its history. Let the prints
and the children cooperate with the
teache -s and observe the results of
their inexperienced hands.
The Rock Hill Literary Socicty has
arranged to entertain the people a
little while next Saturday night, Dec.
the 8th, with a short program after
which there will be some boxes sold,
and perhaps some "girls." You arc
Mr. D. L. Massengill who has been )
at Norfolk, Va., for some time has
come to spend a while in our midst.
Spilona, Dec. 3.
?* BOX PARTIES. *
From now until further notice all
( notices of box parties will be regarded
as advertising and a small charge will
I be made. All teachers and others de
! siring to publish a notice of box party
I will please enclose 25 cents with
notice. This rule will be applied to all.
Brown School House.
There will be a box party at Brown
school house Friday night, December
,14th. The public is invited. Money
will go for benefit of the library. ?
Boyette School House.
There will be a box party at Boyette
school house two and a half miles west
of Kenly, Saturday night, December
15. Everybody invited. Proceeds for
benefit of school. ? Teacher.
Thornton School House.
There will be a Christmas Tree and
other amusements at Thornton school
i house on Thursday night, Dec. 20.
Everybody invited. ? Teacher. Benson,
Godwin School House.
There will be a box party at Godwin
I school house, four miles from Kenly,
on Friday night, December 14. Pro
ceeds for benefit of school. Every
body invited. ? Teacher.
NICE LINE OF CHRISTMAS POST
cards and seals at Herald Office.
THE NEWS IN CLAYTON.
Clayton, N. C., Dec. 5. ? Mr. and
Mrs. Waldo Cower, of Criftin, spent
last Sunday here with Mr. and Mrs.
R. H. Cower.
Mrs. Y. M. Holland and little sister
Sarah returned Sunday afternoon
from Kenly where they had been visit
ing relatives for a few days.
Miss Cleve Barnes is spending some
time with relatives in Georgia.
Miss I^Kue Williams spent Thanks
giving in Norfolk with her sister, Mrs.
E. L. Gulley.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Austin, of Four
Oaks, spent several days last week
with Mrs. M. E. Cattis.
Mr. S. R .Gulley, of Norfolk, came
<o town Saturday of last week accom
panied by his mother, Mrs. M. G. Gul
ley, who spent several weeks with
him. Mr. Gulley retured to his home
at Norfolk Sunday.
Mr. Neil Barnes, who is a member of
the Coast Artillery stationed at Fort
Caswell, spent last Sunday here with
Mr. and' Mrs. Elmo Gattis, of Golds
boro, visited their mother, Mrs. M. E.
Gattis this week.
Miss Telza Barnes who is in school
at the Conservatory of Music at- Dur
ham camc home last Sunday to see her
brother Neil who was here from Fort
Caswell. She returned Tutsday morn
Mrs. Riley R. Gulley spent Thanks
giving with relatives at Nashville.
Mrs. R. B. Ellis and daughter Kath
ryn left Tuesday for Columbia, S. C.,
to visit her husband who is training at
Miss Helen Rogers, of Baltimore,
who for the past season has been here
as milliner for the Barnes-Duncan
Company, left today. Heir many
friends here will miss her and regret
to see her leave.
Thanksgiving services were held at
Baptist church Sunday night last. Mr.
S. A. Averitt made a splendid talk.
An offering was taken and quite a
neat sum realized.
I rofessor J. L. Duncan, of Linden
High School, spent the holidays here
with his parents.
Mr. W. E. S tailings left Monday for
Petersburg, Va., after spending sever
al days here with his family.
Mr. rnd Mrs. Paul C. Duncan spent
Monday in Raleigh.
The many friends of Mr. Council
Poole regret very much to see him
leave us. As he leaves to accept a
position with a drug company at
Stantonsburg, we wish him much suc
cess in the line he has chosen.
Rev. ( . W. Robinson, of Jonesboro,
spent a few hours here this week en
route to Greenville to attend M. E.
.'?lr. I,. H. Johnson returned Monday
Trom Camp-Jackscn where he went to
visit his brother who is in camp there.
He reports the boys all doing well.
Mr*. Chas. G. Gulley haJ as her
guest last week her father and moth
er, Mr. and Mns. Wootcn, and sister,
Tneo W ooten, of Warsaw.
Mrs. Maggie Best, of Chapel Hill,
visited relatives here this week.
Mr. A. V. Gulley, of Smithfield,
was in town a few days ago.
Mr. Johnie Barbour spent Sunday
v't. i Monday in Spring Hope.
Mr. and Mrs. I). M. Hall, Mrs. Jesse
Ellington and Mrs. R. J. Honcycutt
spent Sunday in Smithfield.
Mr. Hugh A. Page who took train
mg at Oglethorpe, Ga., arrived last
week to spend several days here with
relatives and friends before goin?- to
his post of duty. Mr. Page is look
ing fine and is Second Lieutenant.
He leaves Friday of next week for
Cnmp Greene, Charlotte.
Mr. and Mrs. John Jeffrys of near
. spent Sunday here faith rela
The Tom Thumb Wedding: Riven in
the school auditorium last Friday ev
ening by the small children of the
town proved a very great success and
a large audience enjoyed many mo
ments of fun. The bride was little
Miss Mary Caster Nooe, aged three
years. The groom, John Walter Mayo,
aged five years. The proceeds go to
the Red Cross fund.
A small number of the children
from the Methodist Orphanage at
Raleigh came down last Saturday and
on Sunday morning at regular preach
tertainment in the Home Memorial
church. Every one present enjoyed it
ing hour gave a very interesting en
thoroughly and saw the reason why
we should always give money freely
to that cause.
Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Smith and little
son, Thurman, Jr., arrived today to
make their home here. Mr. Smith
will work for A. Home & Son. Their
many friends here are glad to see
them come back and live with us.
Rev. T. A. Sikes is attending Con
ference at Greenville this week.
Miss Alma Hall returned today
from an extended visit to friends at
SALE OF OLD BRIDGE LUMBER.
I will sell for cash to the highest
bidder the old bridge lumber at the
Smithfield bridge on Saturday, Decem
ber 8th, at 12 o'clock. J. A. Johnson,
I / ?
? BUSINESS LOCALS a'
The management of the Academy of
Music at Raleigh announces that the
successful farce-comedy by Tully,
"Mary's Ankle," will be presented at
the Academy next Tuesday night.
HARROWS? DISK AND SMOOTH
ing harrows, riding cultivators,
grain drills, anything in farm ma
chinery, and wire fencing. See our
lime spreaders. We are agents for
International Harvester Co., and i
Walter A. Wood. Full line of farm j
machinery. Roberts Atkinson Co., I
Selma, N. C.
KEROSENE ENGINES, GASOLINE
Engines, wood sawing outfit, flour
mills, grist and feed mills. Let us
figuro with you on an engine out
? fit. Roberts Atkinson Co., Selma,
BIGGIES, BUGGY HARNESS AND
Robes, one and two horse wagons,
stalk cutters. Anything in farm
machinery. Coles Hot Blast heat
ers and Ranges, Poultry and farm
fence. Roberts Atkinson Co., Selma,
WAGONS? A CAR OF ONE AND
two horse wagons just received. Our
prices are right. Roberts Atkinson
Co., Selma, N. C.
AUTO TIRES? A LARGE LOT OF
casings, tubings and spark plugs
now in stock. 3,500 mile guarantee.
Our prices are close on these.
Roberts Atkinson Co., Selma, N. C.
THREE GOOD HORSES FOR SALE
at a bargain. H. E. Upchurch, H. L.
Lee, Four Oaks, N. C.
SELMA'S DOLLAR DAY, THURS
day, December 13th. Watch for
FARM FOR RENT. A ONE OR
Two horse farm for rent. Apply to
P. A. Holland, Smithfield, N. C., R.
F. D. 2.
THE SMITHFIELD BUILDING &
Loan Association has helped a num
ber of people to build homes. It will
help others, and maybe you. New
series of shares now open. See Mr.
J. J. Broadhurst.
SELMA'S DOLLAR DAY, THCRS
day, December 13th. Watch for
LIBERAL REWARD FOR THE RE
covery of a large white and black
hound with scar on back near hips.
E. F. Boyett, Smithfield, N. C.
SEE US FOR LATHS AND fl'LAS
ter. Cotter Hardware Co.
SELMA'S DOLLAR DAY, THURS
day, December 13th. Watch for
BUY YOUR FLOUR AT AUSTIN
Stephenson Co.'s big sale. Best
Patent Flour 10.95 per barrel. You
might not be able to get it later.
FOR SALE. ABOUT ONE HUN
dred bushels seed wheat. Also
Kogc-r bean and wheat thrasher in
first clrss condition. Smith Form
A-Truck also for sale. W. A. Phelps,
Four Oaks, N. C., Route 3.
SEE US FOR LATHS AND PLAS
ter. Cotter Hardware Co.
BUY YOUR TOYS AND OTHER
articles for your Christmrs Tree
eprly, and avoid the rush. Smith
field 5, 10 and 25 cent Store.
ANOTHER BIG LOT OF BOOKS
for Christmas expected daily at
The Herald Office.
For rfcnt good two-horse farm, new
6-room house, painted and fixed up to
date. Prefer a man with team. I will
furnish the fertilizer. Let him farm
on halves. This is one of the best
farms in Johnston County. Apply
quick to J. Rufus Creech, Pine Level,
N. C., R. F. D. No. 1.
THE SMITHFIELD MARKET.
Cotton 27 to 28 %
Cotton Seed 1.10
Wool 20 to 30
Fat Cattle 5 to 6%
Com per bushel 1.50 to 1.75
C. R. Sides 30 to 32%
Feed Oats 90 to 1.00
Fresh Pork 17% to 20
Hams, per pound 38 to 40
Lard 25 to 32%
Timothy Hay 1.75 to 1.90
Cheese per pound 35
Butter, per pound 40 to 50
Meal 4.75 to 5.00
Flour per sack 6.00 to 6.25
Coffee per pound 15 to 20
Cotton Beed meal 2.25 to 2.50
Cotton ?eed hull* 1.00
ShipstufT 2.80 to 3.00
Molasses Feed 3.00
Hides, Green 12% to 14
ONLY 14 MORE SHOPPING DAYS BEFORE
XMAS. DON'T PUT OFF BUYING TILL THE LAST
MINUTE. BUY NOW AND AUOID THE RUSH.
NEUER BEFORE HAS OUR STOCK OF XMAS
GOODS BEEN MORE COMPLETE. WE HAUE JUST
COMPLETED OUR XMAS BOOTH. IN WHICH YOU
WILL FIND. HANDKERCHIEFS. HANDKERCHIEF
BOXES. FANCY NECK WEAR. NOUELTY PINS.
BROOCHES. HAT PINS. CARD CASES. HAND
BAGS. SEWING BAGS. WATER SETS. BATH SETS.
RIBBONS. BED ROOM SHOES. FANCY AND PLAIN
LINEN TOWELS. AND HUNDREDS OF OTHER
THINGS NOT MENTIONED.
your Christmas Cards and Christmas Post
3ards at the Herald Book Store. On sale on and
ifter December 1st.
We have Cranberries, Mince-meat, Shelled
Nuts, Seeded Raisins, Citron, Cocoa-nuts, Olives,
Good Cheese, and the best line of canned goods
and package goods in town. We also carry a com
plete line of heavy and fancy groceries and can
supply your wants on short notice. Goods de- '
livered in town promptly. Our prices are as low
as the quality of the goods will permit.
THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM OF BANKS OF I
WHICH OUR BANK IS A MEMBER IS THE BEST BANKING ]
SYSTEM EVER THOUGHT OUT. A BANK WHICH PROVES
ITSELF WORTHY OF BECOMING A MEMBER CAN TAKE I
ITS SECURITIES TO THE CENTRAL RESERVE BANK WHEN- J
EVER IT WANTS TO AND GET MONEY. ;
THEREFORE WHEN YOU PUT YOUR MONEY IN OUR J
BANK YOU CAN GET IT WHEN YOU WANT IT. J
PUT YOUR MONEY IN OUR BANK.