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The Smithfield herald. (Smithfield, Johnston Co., N.C.) 188?-current, February 08, 1918, Page 4, Image 4

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The Smithfield Herald P-iblisheJ Every Tuesday and Friday. BEATY & LASSITER Smithfield, N. C. Editors and Proprietors, Cash in Advance. RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION: Year, $1.50 srht Months, 1.00 * Months, .75 tree Months, .40 Entered at the Post Office at Smith t Id, Johnston County, N. C., as cond-class Matter. GOVERNOR BICKETT COMING. Johnston County is planning to have a hie War Savings rally in Smithfield on March 16th. Chairman Ragsdale has just received a letter from Gover nor Bickett who says he will be here that day and make an address. MR. VANDERLIP IN RALEIGH. Hon. Frank A. Vanderlip, the man who planned the War Savings Stamps t system to aid the Government, and one of the foremost financial leaders of America, will be in Raleigh next Tuesday and address the War Sav ings Institute Tuesday night at the City Auditorium. The Rev. Dr. Newell Dwight Hillis, who stands without a peer as a platform speaker, will also be present. This meeting is to be a great rally for the War Sav ings Campaign and every leader and worker should go to Raleigh to hear these distinguished men. MORE MEATLESS MONDAYS. It was thought until Monday that the order for heatless Mondays might be rescinded after last Monday. But a conference between Fuel Adminis trator Garfield and Director General McAdoo held Monday night resulted in the continuation of the order. So until further notice heatless Mondays will be observed. The conditions in the congested business centers of the East have shown that it is necessary to cut down the use of fuel for one day each week. The men who are in close touch with the situation know far more about it than the person who is far removed from the crowded busi ness centers of the great cities knows, therefore it is the patriotic duty of every good citizen to stand by the government in this matter as well as in all others. This is not time to quib ule over these things. The conditions in New York, Boston and other big cities show that the order of Garfield was a wise one. The weather con ditions have been very severe and if there had been no cessation of busi ness on the several holidays that have been ordered by Dr. Garfield, New York would be shivering today without any coal at all. Standing by the government is the duty of the hour. THE FLOUR ORDER STANDS. The conference of the Food Admin istrators held in Raleigh Wednesday emphasized the great importance of obeying1 the order of the National Food Administration in regard to flour and other cereals. Unless there is a strict observance of this order, there will be no flour for anybody be fore July 1st arrives. Everybody is put on the same basis ? the merchant and the farmer, the business man and the lawyer, the doctor and the preach er, the carpenter and the teacher ? in fact all must obey the order that every timo a purchase of flour is made an equal quantity of com meal, hom iny, grits, rice, or other cereal be pur chased also. The farmer who wants to buy a sack of flour has to pet it on the same conditions as the profession al man or day laborer. He must buy the meal or the other cereals. The farmer who has plenty of corn may carry it to his merchant and buy meal and flour. Some may say that this is a hardship. It may be an incon venience. It is not only an inconven ience, but a great hardship for our soldier and sailor boys who are fight ing our battles for us. Let us who are Jeft at home bear our inconveniences without complaining, realizing that those who are in authority have a better understanding of the situation and know what is best for us. THRIFT AND SAVINGS STAMS Central Committee Urged to Meet Monday Night and Make Plant* To Push Campaign in This County. The chairman of the War Savings Committee, Mr. T. S. Kagsdale, has written the chairmen of the Central Committees in the ten towns of John ston county and asked th?-m to hav<? a meeting of their committees next Monday night, February 11th, and try to get as many pledge cards signed as possible. To organize for the work is the great problem before the com mittee now. There will be no doubt about the money being raised if the county is thoroughly organized so that the people may understand the War Savings Stamps plan and the great importance of it. There are three important objects to be attained in this campaign: First ? To raise money and aid the Government in the prosecution of its war plans. Second ? To teach the people the spirit of absolute loyalty and patriot ism. Third ? To teach the thrift habit, so that the children who are growing up today will get the idea of econo my so thoroughly imbedded in their lives that they will stop being so ex travagant. When the Franco-Prussian War closed in 1871 the French people were required to pay Germany an indem nity of three thousand million francs. To do this required habits of thrift and economy. The French people went at the task with a will and in three years had wiped out the debt assessed i'gainst them by their enemy. The meetings called for next Mon day night in Smithfield, CJayton, Wil son's Mills, Selma, Kenly, Micro, Pine Level, Princeton, Four Oaks and Ben son, are primarily to get better organ ized for the task before us. But they are also for the purpose of getting as many folks as possible to pledge themselves to raise a definite amount through the War Savings Stamps system this year. Mr. Ragsdale wants every chairman to telephone or wire him by ten o'clock Tuesday morning how much has been pledged in this way, together with how much has al ready been raised. He wants to re port what the County is doing at the War Savings Institute at Raleigh Tuesday night. Now is the time to work. The Gov ernment needs all our money that we can spare and we must give it one way or another. Through the War Savings Stamps plan is the very best way. You do not give to the Govern ment. You lend to it and get it back in five years with four per cent com pound interest. Nerve of the Cheats. The tfmithfield Herald says some 1 of the wood sellers turn down orders for woo^ if they arc not allowed to ! cheat ? if they are required to show 128 cubic feet of wood when they take pay for a cord, they refuse to do business. In this respect they are exactly like some of the butter sellers, who col lect for a pound when they knowingly and wilfully give 12 to 14 ounces and sometimes less. And if the purchaser should be so selfish as to demand what is coming to him ? 1(5 ounces ? on the ground that he is paying for 16, the butter seller not infrequently cuts him cold. He refuses to have anything to do with a man so unreasonable and so selfish as to complain when he is being cheated. Of all the nerve! Many people knowingly allow themselves to be cheated by short weights and measures because they lack the courage to complain; and many people practice fraud so long without being called to account that they after a while feel that they have a right to defraud and when called to account they are as indignant as if they were being denied a privilege to which they were entitled, legally and morally. ? Statcsville Landmark. Negro Kills 400-Pound I'ig. Mr. Cicero Hudson, of the Glenwood section, was in town Tuesday and re ported that Ammy Revel, a colored man living on Mr. John W. Wood's] farm, killed a pig about twelve rmnths old a frw days ago that weighed 400 pounds. This pig was of the Red Jersey stock and was raised in the stock law territory. It is no trouble to raise good hogs when the proper efforts are put forth by the farmers. When one lives in a stock law terri tory he generally knows where his hogs are. He does not depend on the free range and therefore pays more attention to his hogs. Consequently, he rai3;-s, as a rule, better hogs. ******* ******** * * * PORTRAIT GALLERY OF * ft OUR SOLDIER BOYS * * IK KKXKKXK ******** J. A. FREEMAN. J. A. Freeman is a son of Mr. C. H. .Freeman, of Wildcrs township, and enlisted in Uncle Sam's military ser vice in 1917. He is a farmer and is now serving his country as a member of Machine Gun Company in 120th Infantry, Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C. x NEEDHAM E. WILLIAMSON. Needham Elbert Williamson is a son of Mr. Needham Williamson, of Wildors township. He entered the military service of the United States through the Selective Draft and was sent to Camp Jackson, Columbia, S. C., last Fall. He is a member of the Supply Company in 324th Regiment of Infantry. GEORGE W. BASS. George W. Bass is a step-son of Mr. John S. Eason, of Boon Hill township. He volunteered in June, 1917, and is now a member of Company C, 119th Infantry, at Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C. He is 24 years old. A JOHNSTONIAN ON TUSCAN I A. It Is Reported that I,oomis M. Hales of Clayton Was Probably on the Ill-Fated Vessel When It Was Tor pedoed Wednesday. We learned yesterday that prob ably one of our own Johnston County boys was on the ill-fated Tuscania when it was sent to the bottom by a German submarine. Corporal Loornis M. Hales, of Clayton, is a member of the 100th Aero Squadron, and the daily papers state that this squadron was on the vessel that was lost. It is not known yet whether he was among the saved' or not. It may be that he was not on board, but it is presumed so since the 100th aero squadron is reported to be one of the units on the ship. {stockholders of fair meet. Nearly All Old Hoard of Directors Are Re-Elected. C. M. Wilson Again Heads Society As President And E. J. Wellons to Continue As Secretary and Treasurer. Ten Per Cent Dividend Declared. The stockholders of the Johnston County Agricultural Society met in annual meeting last Tuesday in the law offices of Wellons & Wellons. The attendance was large, a majority of them being present in person. Just before the meeting cf the stockholders the directors had a meet ing to hear the report of the Secre tary and Treasurer on the past year's business. The report showed a suc cessful fair last fall, all debts against the Society paid and a neat sum ir. the treasury. The directors declared a ten per cent dividend payable at once. The meeting of the stockholders was presided over by Dr. R. J. Nuble, of Selma, and E. J. Wellons and N. M Lawrence acted as Secretaries. The election of twelve directors for the en suing year resulted as follows: Dr. R. J. Noble, C. M. Wilson ,S. A. Lassiter, Robt. A. Sanders, A. B. Wellons, E. T. Westbrook, W. W. Cole, H. C. Hood, E. S. Edmundson, C. T. Hill, L. T. Royall and Ceorge L. Jones. The directors held a meeting inv mediately and elected the following officers for the year: President, C. M. Wilson. Vice-President, Dr. R. J. Noble. Secretary and Treasurer, E. J. Wel lons. Other matters of interest to the Fair for next Fall were considered. New features will be added and great er efforts will be put forth next Fall than ever before. For the first time since the John ston County Agricltural Society was organized the Society same out ahead and the ten per cent dividend comes as an encouragement to the manage ment as well as to the stockholders. D. L. Odell, of Marshall, Mo., put all his money in Liberty Bonds and enlisted in the Army. He is the great grandson of Pat Jerry Odell, who gave the 65 acres of ground on which the city of Marshall now stands. The largest order ever placed for postage stamps has just been given by the New York Post Office. The order is for 301,202,320 stamps, val ued at $8,193,705.26, which would make a strip 5,200 miles long. Brick Store For Sale! My Brick store recently occu pied by I). T. Worley & Company is for sale. The building is 25\65 feet on a lot 25x75 feet. For price and terms apply to J. H. WORLEY Selma, N. C. Fresh Stock Powder Just Arrived at Creech Drug Co. We have a fine line of Dr. LeGear Medicines. There is no better Stock remedy. Now is a good time to begin giving your stock this tonic. We also have the Colic Remedy, and the Lice Killer. Try the Poultry Powder and notice how much it improves your chickens. CREECH DRUG CO. D. H. CRFECH, Mgr. Smithfield, North Carolina Start The New Year Right By Resolving to Buy Your Groceries From S. C. T urnage Smithfield, N. C. He always keeps on hand a full line of staple and heavy groceries at prices satisfactory. Roofing and Wire Fencing We have received a car load of American Wire Fenc ing, and can now fill your wants. Also a large lot of Poultry netting fence 2 to 5 feet. See us for Asphalt Roofing. A good Asphalt Roofing properly put down will last for many years. We have this Roofing from $1.50 square to Seven Dollars. Cotter Hardware Co. Smithfield, N. C. a r? K Tuesday and Wednesday | February 12-1 3 th We Represent the Best there is in Tailoring Remember the Dates, Feb. 12th and 13th. N. B. Grantham Smithfield. N. C.

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