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ht Months, 1.00
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Kntered at the Post Office at Smith
^eld, Johnston County, N. C., as
A GREAT TASK BEFORE US.
The Government is calling on the
people to lend it two billicn dollars
through the medium of the War Sav
ings Stamps. The amount expected
from Nrrth Carolina is almost fifty
million dollars. Of this amount John
ston County is asked to raise $910,
822. It is a big task, hut it is not be
yond the ability of the people of this
great and rich county. The popula
tion of this county is in round num
bers, 48,000. And the per capita for
this county is about nineteen dollars.
In other words if Johnston County
meets the expectations of the Govern
nffnt every man, woman and child
will have to buy about nineteen dol
lars' worth of War Savings Stamps.
Of course, there are hundreds and
thousands of people who will not buy
a single stamp. That means that
other folks will have to buy more
than the per capita amount in order
to make up the deficiency. After all,
the people arc not giving to the Gov
ernment. Tlu>y are It riding to it every
time they buy n stamp. Not only will
the Government pay back every dollar
lc ned in this way, but will pay it
back with^ interest. Th<> interest is
compounded ut the rate of four per
cent. Hack of every dollar loaned to
the Government is the wonderful re
sources of this great country. The 1
dollars we have tod:iy are no better
th;'.n the Savings Stamps. The saftie
Government is back of every War i
Savings Stamp and Certificate that is
back of every piece of money issued I
by the Government. One is as pood
as the other. ,
The task is a great one. The Chair
man of the campaign in this State has ;
called our townsman, Mr. T. S. Rags
dale, to take charge of the campaign *
in this county. Mr. Ragsdale has at- '
cepted the position and is going to
b> nd every energy to make it a suc
cess. He can not do it alone. He is
counting on the patriotism of the peo- 1
pie of the county to stand by the
Government in this great crisis.
Th* campaign is to be carried on j
largely through (lie schools of the i
county. The matter is to be presented
them and they are asked to do what
they can toward raising the amount (
expected from this county. It is to be
a campaign of Thrift. We have heard
a great deal about thrift. Now we :
have the opportunity to show our
faith by our works. If we really be- |
lieve in thrift we will lend our savings |
to the Government by buying War !
More than five billion dollars have
been lent to the Government through
the Liberty Bond Loans. This money ,
has come largely through tl|e weathly
men and institutions of the county. 1
However, thousands and thousands of
dollars have come from men, women
and children who could buy only one
fifty dollar bond. They have felt the
thrill of patriotism and have come to
help the country by lending it a little
of their money. But there are millions
and milions of people who have not
helped tho Government in any way
yet. They have not given to the Red
Cross. They have given nothing to
the Y M. C. A.. They subscribed
nothing to the two Liberty Loans.
Now they have the opportunity to (
show whether they have any patriot
The country needs every man, wo- 1
man and child enlisted in the great
war in some way or other. If one \
cannot fight he can aid those who
fight by helping to make their bur- '
dons lighter. He can at least lend
gome of his savings to the Govern- (
ment. And rememb?r it is giving (
nothing- It is merely lending to the
biggest institution in the world which
promises to pay every dollar with
We believe Johnston County can
raise every dollar expected of this
county. It would tho greatest
thing that ever happened to the coun
ty. The money that would come back
into the county on January 1, 1923,
would make the county revel in
wealth. It is a great proposition
from any standpoint we may look at it
and one that will mean more to our
people than one realizes at first
Let the teachers and the preachers
and the farmers and the boys and
girl* and everybody else rally to Mr.
Kagsdale in this great campaign and
help him to make it a great big, rous
THE WAR-SAVINGS PLAN.
Question. What is the War-Sav
Answer. It is a plan by which you
can lend small savings to your Gov
ernment at 4 per cent interest, com
Q. How may this be done?
A. Ky purchasing Wfcr-Savings
Stamps and Thrift Stamps.
Q. What is i. War-Savings Stamp?
A. It is a stamp for which the
Government will pay you $5 on Janu
ary r, 1923.
Q. What docs it cost?
A. Between $4.12 and $4.23 during
1918, depending upon the month in
Q. What is a Thrift Stamp?
A. It is a stamp costing 25 cents,
to be applied in payment for a War
Savings Stamp. It does not earn in
terest. The purpose of its issue is to
enable people to accumulate in small
sums the amount necessary to pay for
a War-Savings Stamp.
Q. Where can I buy them?
A. At post offices, banks, and au
Q. Why should I buy them?
A. Every dollar loaned to the
Government Helps to save the lives
of our men at the front and to win the
War-Savings Stamps and Certificates.
Q. I want to begin to save on the
War-Savings Plan. What is the first
thing to do?
A. Take $4.12 to the post office
:>r a hank or any other agent, buy a
War-Savings Stamp, and ask for a
W a r - S a v i 11 g s Certificate.
Q. What is a War-Savings Certi
A. It is a pocket-sized folder con
aining 20 spaces upon which to affix
Q. Is the War-Savings Certificate
i Government obligation? m
A. It becomes an obligation as
toon as one cr more War-Savings
stamps are affixed to it.
Q. Can I get a War-Savings Cer
ificate without buying a Stamp?
Q. Dots the War-Savings Certi
icAte cost anything?
A. No. The agent from whom]
('ou purchase the stamps will write
,-our n: me and address on the certi
icat.) and will furnish you an envelope ,
n which to keep it.
Q. What do I do after that?
A. Affix the War-Savings Stamps
>n your certificate in space No. 1 and
take good care of it.
Q. What do I do next?
A. You have now become a war'
-aver. Cont inue to buy War-Savings I
Stamps every week or month and put ,
them cn your Certificate until you
liave filled all of the 20 spaces. When
this is done you can buy another War
Savings Stamp, and you will receive
free of cost another c-^rtificate to
which you can attach new stamps as
you buy them.
Q. When I have filled the 20 spaces
an my certificate what do I do with it?
A. Keep the certificate until Jan
uary 1, 1923, and the Government will
pay you $100 for it.
Q. How many War-Savings Certi
ficates can I fill ?
A. Ten. The law allows each per
son to own $1,000 worth of War-Sav
Q. What is the largest quantity
that I can purchase at any one time?
A. $100 worth, or 20 stamps.
NEW CROP RECORDS.
Final rcop estimates made by the ( '
Department of Apriculture show that
new records have been established
this year on crop production with the
exception of wheat. The corn crop is |
3,159,494,000 bushels valued at $4T
953,672,000. The wheat crop shows
a reduction of 9,000,000 bushels from
previous estimates. The final esti
mate places the crop at 050,838,000
bushels valued at $848,372,000.
The oat crop totals 1,587,286,000 I
bushels valued at $1,061,427,000.
The irish potato crop is the bippest <
pver prown with a total of 442, 636.
100 bushels with a value of $54^,856,
">00. . 1
MORK MO-Nin FOR SCHOOLS.
School Tt us tees. County Super
intendent and County Hoard
of Education .Mij?ht (iet To
jftther and Orjjani/.e for lietter
To the Kditor:
I am writing this communication in
order to get some information regard
ing the public schools of Johnston
County. I wish to know how the
schools can be run on the same money
as heretofore, when wverything ia
high and salaries of all kinds are
much higher than in previous years.
We are paying common labor more
money than public school teachers are
From what 1 can gather from the
County Hoard of Education they have
no more money than last year and no
means of getting any more, unless the
County Commissioners provide it. I
see no extra school tax levy for the
Ci^inty, and some schools without
teachers. Will, or can the County
Commissioners pay into the School
Fund a portion of the County funds,
or will the schools have to suffer?
Something ought to be done.
School teachers must have more
money or we shall not be able to keep
good teachers in the County. I think
it is the duty of every Graded School
Superintendent in Johnston County
and the duty of every trustee of every
school in the county to have a meeting
in order to prepare for more funds
for our teachers before we arrive at
the stopping place, after we have lost
the best graded school superinten
The School Trustees, the County
Hoard of Education and the County
Superintendent of Schools should get
together and organize to better our
schools, and to do this, we will have to
arrange for more money for tfur
? ? *_ ? * i
we are oounci 10 nave more money
for our Selma schools. We are pay
ing more school taxes than any other
township in the county and we are
having a school second to none in
North Carolina. But we are bound to
have more county money than we are
receiving. Other counties are bidding
for good teachers. We need them and
are able to pay them better salaries,
and must do so to keep them.
If the people in Johnston County
who are interested in education think
well of the above plan, let's hear from
vcu and we will get busy.
# M. C. WINSTON.
Selma, N. C., Dec. 10th.
When We are 500,000,000.
If there is an essential difficulty in
feeding the nation when our popula
tion is only 115,000,000 souls, how will
this problem be met when we are
As a matter of fact the present dif
ficulty in our food problem is not
niramont. The evil is not the deep
rooted one of paucity of resources.
We have become unduly alarmed over
vhat was mainly a coincidental
shortage of several important crops.
X may be generations before the
wheels of chance produce another
tuch combination. Coupled with yrop
diortagc and war demand, there is
ilso a deep feeling that our distribu
:ion system has been provided to be
veak. But our possibility of product,
tiou has hardly been touched. A
prominent agricultural worker of Illi
iois recently made the rpmark that if
t should come to a pinch the popula
ion of his state could subsist on the
utt*?r beans which could be grown
ilong the fenc? rows.
The farmer is conservative and is
feeling his way carefully about pro
luction. Experience has taught him
to be conservative. He has found
that half a crop brings more than
i fell crop, and that a double crop
s usually ruinous. If this ruinous
fluctuation can be "Hoovered" out of
nir marketing system, food produc
:ion should keep pace with the de
mand for a longer time than the
Ireamer can see.
Men on the average earn more than
[heir keep in the world. They leave
behind a littl^ increment when they
?o. Pressing: up Mother Earth, fixing
i new corner to produce or an old cor
ner to produce more, will continue to
be the effort of men's lives.
There is nothing essentially lacking
in America's ability to feed itself,
rhe 500,000,000 to come will no doubt
;>njoy a more sumptuous Sunday din
ner than did our grandffathers. Our
problem today is not one of ability to
produce ? we merely need to work out
some system to stabilize markets,
avoid lost motion and cut parasitic
manipulators. When we have done
this production will keep pace with
any resonable demand. ? Country Gen
Hog Worth $142.20.
J. S. Reep, who "lives on Newton
route 3, killed a hog last Friday which
weighed S70 pounds on foot and when
Iressed weighed 711 pounds. The bog
was worth $142.20 at the present
price. Mr. Rrt>p sold this pig in Char
lotte. ? Newton Dispatch.
4 BIG DRIVE
Flour, the best at $11 per Barrel.
Cotton 30 cents per pound.
Dry Goods, Notions and Shoes at 25 per cent off.
OUR SEMI-ANNUAL 25 PER CENT REDUCTION
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FRIDAY MORNING DECEMBER, 14th.
Here is another splendid opportunity for our friends and customers to save
RtfU/irMRFR- The More You Buy
liljlTlljiTltjijil* The More You Save.
? And Here9 s Another Big Proposition:
We will allow 30 cen:s per pound for Strict to Good Middling cotton ON AC
COUNT. Do not miss the chance to settle up at once lor the offer is
subject to be withdrawn at any time.
Our stocks of Dry Goods and Groceries are complete for the Holiday Season
and for a limited time we will sell a limited quantity of our Best Flour
at $1 1 per barrel CASH. Here's where you come in again. Don't
miss these bargains.
They Are Wonderful
Come and Bring the Family, Especially the Children.
Ashley Home & Son
"THE HOUSE THAT PROTECTS YOU"
Clayton, ------- r - North Carolina
Uncle Sam must have corn, Hay and
Cotton to win the War and he expects
you to do jour part. .
Buy a Little Dutch Sulky Plow and prepare your
land in the best way.
THEY ARE LIGHT DRAFT .
They will prepare your seed bed just right.
We have 20 of these plows to sell in next ten days
$45 Cash -
This is less than Factory Cost Today . They must
be sold in ten days .
Smithfield, ' == North Carolina