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SELMA SCHOOL NOTES.
Mr. Moser and the teachers have
planned to have a meeting of all the
parents naxt Wednesday afternoon
at three o'clock. . A very interesting
program has been arranged. Several
interesting speakers have been asked
to speak. It is necessary that the
mother of every pupil be present at
the meeting. As the students have
just finished their mid-term examina
tions, it will be well for the parents to
come and discuss the progress that
their children have made during the
fall term. Most of the examination
papers have been corrected and they
show that mpny have made high
grades but a few have failed to reach
the passing grade. In either case,
whether your child has satisfactorily
passed his fall work or not, you should
acquaint yourself with what he is
doing. By co-operation on the part of
the parents, pupils, and teachers, we
think that more work can be done in
the school room. Miss Paris and the
domestic science classes will serve re
freshments to the guests of the
school. ? E. V.
The last number of the Lyceum
Course was given Tuesday evening,
January 29 in the school auditorium.
Those entertaining were Misses Grace
Paynekinski and Lottie Williams, who
were very talented entertainers. They
entertained with songs and recita
tions. These were among the several
that were especially liked: "At Dawn
ing," "Absent," "The Sweetest Story
Ever Told," and "Carry Me Back to
Old Virginia." Miss Willimas, with
a good soprano voice, sang a few of
the Southern Melodies. This part of
the program was especially enjoyed
Of course the school enjoyed the way
in which "Your Flag and My Flag"
was recited. Every one enjoyed this
concert and was sorry that it was the
last number of the course. The whole
course has proved to be highly bene
ficial and interesting to those who
have attended. ? R. K.
The meeting of the Moser Literary
Society for January 24, 1918, was a
very important one on account of the
election of officers. The new officers
were elected as follows: President,
Houston Reynolds; Vice-President,
Luther White; Secretary and Treas
urer, William Brown ;Critic, Mr. E. H.
Moser, and Program Committee, Wil
liam Brown, Linwood Richardson and
Mr. Williams. A short program was
then given, the critic gave his report
and the meeting adjourned. ? O. L. B.
Since the weather has been bad and
the play ground not fit for play, the
school has been using a part of the
noon recess practicing for National
Song Week. Mr. Moser appreciates
the spirit in which the children have
been practising these songs. Some of
the favorites are: Wait for the Wagon,
Swanee River, The Quilting Party
and Old Black Joe. ? R. W.
On Thursday, January 31, the
Archer Literary Society held its regu
lar meeting. The following program
was carried out:
Appreciation of John Charles Mc
Neil ? Lelia Straughn.
Recitation ? Holding Off the Calf ?
Recitation ? Away Down Home ?
Biographical Sketch ? Benjamin
Sledd ? Nola Price.
Recitation ? The Wrath of Roanoke
? Agnes Rose.
Paper ? William Gaston, the Author
of State Song ? Martha Ward.
Song ? Carolina ? Society.
Recitation ? Have Your Heard the
South a Calling ? Harman ? Mildred
Biographical Sketch of Henry Je
rome Stockard ? May Straughn.
Reading ? The Hero ? Lillian Snipes.
To My Mocking Bird ? Henrietta
Smith.? C. E.
Miss Paris, the domestic science
teacher, has started a new method of
home credits for work done in do
mestic science at home. The follow
ing letter sent to the parents will ex
plain her plan:
"It is my desire to know just what
your daughter's studying Home
Economics is meaning to you and to
her. Is it helping to make things
easier for you? Is she putting into
practice at home, what she is learning
at school, and getting that aid to per
fection, "Practice?" Her work at
school should interest her in her home
"I want the cooperation of mothers
in helping me make the work mean
the most it can to the girls. For this
reason, I am proposing a plan with
its aim to connect the home work and
class work. Each week I am to send
home a list of the possible home work
that your daughter might do, thereby
gaining valuable experience as well as
lightening your work. You are to
check the items which have been per
formed during the week. Of course,
conditions and requirements at dif
ferent homes vary, and it is not ex
pected that all the girls will perform
the same tasks with the other lessons
to be prepared. There is not an abun
dance of time for house work, it is un
derstood. For this reason it is not my
purpose to subtract from her grade,
when the work is not checked, but at
the same time, to recognize the fact
that your daughter is gaining some
thing from her experience, and to
give her credit for every check. ? M.
Not only the school, but the town
at large is looking forward to the
splendid entertainments that will be
given here by the Radcliff Chautau
qua, February 15th, 16th, and 18th.
The Radchliff Chautauqua needs no
introduction in our town. Thfcse
entertainments will be under the di
rection of I)r. J. R. Cornwell a very
pleasing and attractive manager.
These entertainments will consist of
a Domestic Science Demonstration
and a lecture on the Mobilization of
the American Kitchen, patriotism ex
pressed in home efficiency, a Red
Cross demonstration and an electrical
demonstration. There will be two
lectures by Dr. William Rader. You
cannot afford to miss these lectures,
"Wake up America" and "The Call of
Democracy." When we have an op
portunity to hear some of our smart
est men speak on the subjects that so
vitally concern us, we should not miss
them by any means. If you will at
tend one of these entertainments you
will attend all of them. Be a patri
otic citizen and help to have high
class amusement in our town. We
cannot expect the standard of the
young people to rise above the kinds
of amusement they enjoy. Season
tickets will be on sale at an early
date. Purchase a season ticket and
attend these attractions if you want
to know some of the things our coun
try is doing. ? R. E. E.
What Should the Girl Study?
Now here are some of the things
th&t the girl might find useful to her
as a woman:
She might use cooking;
She might use dressmaking;
She might use millinery;
She might use household accounts;
She might use domestic economy;
She might use household decora
She might use household sanita
She might use household hygiene;
She might use home nursing;
She might use sex hygiene;
She might use music;
She might use a healthy body;
Was she taught any of those?
Not one of them!
Why? Were they taught in the
school? Yes, but she had no time
for them. Why not? Because she
had to get an "education." But what
is an education for a girl if not these
studies? Read the following, dear
The girl's parents wanted their
daughter to have an "education," so
these are what she was taught at
She was taught Algebra;
She was taught Latin;
She was taught German;
She was taught Newton's laws;
She was taught historical facts,
She was, taught more Mathematics;
She was taught more Latin;
She was taught more German;
She was given an "education."
But are not most of these studies
really useless to the average girl?
They are, decidedly. Then why teach
them to our girls to the omission of
the more useful things?
Because that is the "system."
The "system" says: "Let nothing in
terfere with a girl's education," and
an "education" today means the above
studies.? Ladies' Home Journal.
"To Bury Dat Kaisah."
A colored woman was busily en
paged in emptying her savings stock
ing on the desk of the Liberty Loan
clerk. As tho silver quarters, dol
lars, dimes, etc., rolled out on the
desk the clerk said, "This must be the
result of a number of hard years' sav
The old woman replied, "Yassah,
ah been a saving it to bury maself,
but ah got to thinkin' it o^ah an' ah
jus' made up mah mind it would be a
heap bettah to buy a Liberty Bond
to help bury that Kaisah." ? Ex.
Doing the Right Thing.
Statesville merchants are doing the
right thing in cutting to one delivery
a day. In some town a difference in
price is made for the customer who
pays cash and will carry the purchase
home. It will come to that every
where, most likely, and when it does
the general public will appreciate the
high cost of delivery and credit and
stand for a change. It is mighty hard
for merchants to take this stand
without a sentiment backing them,
for their policy amid a strenous com
petition is and must be one of striv
ing to meet the demands of the cus
tomer, no matter if inconvenient and
costly. ? Salisbury Post.
Short notices of box parties will be
published at a nominal price of 2S
cents each. Stamps or coin should be
sent with notice.
? ? ?
There will be a box party at Spilona
school house in Elevation township
Saturday night, February 9th. Ar
interesting progTam will be given
The public is cordially invited tc
JOHN W. KING, Principal.
Thornton School House.
There wlli be a box party and othei
amusements at the Thornton Schoo
House Saturday night, Feburary 9
1918. ? Teacher.
The Course of the True Patriot,
The path that a sane Americar
should pursue in these times is plainly
visible. It is the path of moderation
calm confidence, ceaseless vigilanci
and eagerness to learn every fact thai
will contribute to the success of tht
United States. The true patriot will
be rather silent than vocal. He will
be busy sifting out truth from error
He will keep his eye on public officials
and weigh them in the balance oi
actual trial. When they have proved
their unfitness he will do what he car
to have them removed to a placc
where they cannot do further damage
but in lopping off incompetence it is
not necessary to tear down the struc
ture that is being reared.
There is no occasion for depression
just as there is no justification foi
overconfidence. The United States
with its allies will defeat Germany ir
the end, for the good and sufficient
reason that truth, right and libertj
are reinforced by superior strength
and resources. God is on the side oi
the heavy battalions, and the heavj
battalions are on the side of liberty
The war is like a sea voyage, with its
calms and storms. The true Americar
will keep his heart and mind set or
the end of the voyage, and the passing
hishaps will not unduly depress him
? Washington Post.
lhe Meaning of lhis >Var.
Germany's war is a definite war oi
atheism against Christianity, of bar
barism against civilization. If wc
would save this country from ever
greater horrors than Belgium and
France have suffered, because Ger
many hates us more than it hated
either Belgium or France, it is abso
lutely incumbcnt upen us to uphold
the nation to the utmost extent of
our moral, physical and financial
power in this life and death grapple.
There is no middle ground. Victory
or defeat are the two issues at stake.
To win, every effort of the nation
to the last ounce of its strength ? in
the building of ships, in food produc
tion and food conservation, in increas
ed output of coal and iron and steel,
in bettering our transportation facili
ties by rail and highway and water ?
must be put forth in enthusiastic, un
ending work by the men and women
of this country.
It is incumbent upon everyone who
realizes this situation to do his very
utmost to awaken the latent patriot
ism of others and quicken the knowl
edge of all that they may understand
the magnitude of the task and the
stupendous issues involved ? and these
issues are the life and death of our
nation and of nil civilization.
We must carry into every home,
preach from every pulpit, teach in
every school the meaning of the war
and the individual responsibility of
every man, woman and child in the
country. Not until, as a nation, we
do this will we escape the awful
destruction wrought in Belgium and
France and wherever the armies of
Germany have marched. ? The Manu
Bulgarian Cereal Crops.
It has been announced officially that
in the year 1917 there were planted
in the Kingdom of Bulgaria 7,200,008
acres of wheat, rye, barley, oats, and
corn, the total production thereon hav
ing amounted to 5,938,115,200 pounds.
In Old Bulgaria (exclusive of the oc
cupied territories) there were sown
5,511,644 acres, of which 2,709,247
acres were in wheat, 477,124 acres in
rye, 723,478 in barley, 333,670 acres
in oats, and 1,268,127 acres in corn.
In the districts of Gumuldjina, Ad
rianople, and Stroumitza the acreage
under cereals was 329,765 and the
production was 274,645,580 pounds.
In the Morava district 774,190 acrc3
were planted to cereals, the produc
tion having been 654,104,880 pounds.
In Macedonia 584,410 acres were
planted, producing 480,025,480 pounds.
The two last-mentioned districts are
occupied territory. ? Consul General
The secret of contentment is really
the possession of one's possessions. ?
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