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The Smithfield Herald
Published Every Tuesday and Friday.
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PERSONAL AND LOCAL.
Mr. C. C. Gilliard, of Dunn, spent
Sunday in the city.
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Mr. G. A. McCallum, representing
The Raleigh Times, was in town yes
Miss Emma Tomlinson spent Tues
day in town the guest of Mrs. T. W.
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Misses Bessie Sanders and Bessie
Faulkner were in the city Thursday
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Mrs. W. S. Stevens left Tuesday
to spend several days with relatives
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Mrs. R. C. Gillette left Thursday
for Waverly, Va., to visit friend for
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Mr. Chester Smith, of Benson, was
here last week to visit his brother, Mr.
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Mrs. W. C. Avera, of Dover, has
been spending a few days here with
her daughter, Miss Birdie Kornocay.
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Mrs. J. S. Taylor who has been
spending several weeks in Bentonville
and Smithfield, left Tuesday for Dur
ham to visit relatives.
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M. F. H. Brooks, Food Administra
tor of Johnston County, spent Wed
nesday in Raleigh atending the meet
ing of Food Administrators.
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Mayor H. L. Skinner has furnished
us with a financial statement showing
the cost of the improved streets and
sidewalks. It will appear in Tuesday's
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Mr. Joe Epstin, the Tailor-Man
from Everywhere, is spending today
and Saturday here shaking hands
with friends and incidentally talking
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Mr. Edward L. Woodall, of the firm
of W. L. Woodall & Sons, returned
this morning from the Northern
markets where he had been buying
goods for his firm.
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Miss Birdie Kornegay, who has
been here several months as stenog
rapher for Wellons & Wellons, left
last night for Washington City to ac
cept a position with R. T. Scott, secre
tary to the Alien Property Custodian.
Miss Kornegay has made many
friends here who regret to see her
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The Junior Editor was delighted
Tuesday afternoon to have a call from
him former teacher, Rev. R. C. Cra
ven, who is new serving his fourth
year as pastor of the First Methodist
church of Rocky Mount. Mr. Craven
was principal of the Glenwood High
School from 1888 to 1890. He has
been a member of the North Carolina
Conference for a number of years and
has served four years at Tarboro, four
years at Henderson, and other places.
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A colored man was in town a day or
two ago and said he found no fault
with the recent order of the Food
Administration in regard to the use
of flour and meal. He said that he
was willing to abide by the decision
of the government and if it would
help our soldiers to whip Germany
he was ready to do without flour for
any length of time. He is a farmer
and has plenty of meal and corn at
home but does not feel that helping
his government in this way is a hard
ship. He is a model citizen and the
example he is setting ought to help
his colored brethren to do as he is
Another Big Hog Reported.
One of Jonhston County's leading
farmers, Mr. Will D. Avera, of
Elmshurst Farm, killed a fine hog one
day this week, which weighed 569
pounds. The hog was only two years
old. Mr. Avera has killed a fine lot
of pork this winter and is able to have
all the meat he needs in these trying
times of war. Making one's meat and
bread i3 a duty that no one should
shirk who is so situated that he can
PROHIBITION LEADER COMING.
Former Congressman Minor Wallace
To Speak In Smithfield Next Tues
day Night On "The Call of the
Water Wagon." He Will Speak In
Four Oaks Wednesday Night and
Selma Thursday Night. He Is An
Orator and Reformer.
The wonderful progress prohibition
has made in the past few years has
startled the entire country. A few
years ago when the slogan, "A Dry
Nation by 1920," was proDOsed hardly
any one believed that it was possible.
But the prohibition leaders set forth
to the task with sublime optimism
and undaunted courage. Now the
day is drawing near when the Inited
States will be legally a dry aation.
The campaign is not yet complete and
speakers are going over the country
arousing the folks to a realization
of their duties at this time.
Hon. Minor Wallace, for eight years
a Congressman from the State of
Arkansas, is delivering a series of
addresses on "The Call of the Water
HON. MINOR WALLACE.
Wagon." He has already appeared at
Kenly and will make three speeches
in this county next week. He will
speak at Smithfield in the Baptist
church next Tuesday night, February
12, at 7:30 o'clock. He will spe:ik at
Four Oaks Wednesday night and at
Selma Thursday night.
Mr. Wallace is a leading orator and
always instructs and entertains. He
comes with a live message and de
livers it with all the pow^er and force
of the finished orator who knows that
he speaks for a just cause. Smithfield
is fortunate in having this fine speak
er with us and it is hoped that he
will have a full house next Tuesday
Those Who Send Pictures.
We are getting a number of pic
tures of the soldier boys. Some are
good ones and some are not good. It
is impossible to get a good cut from
a bad picture, therefore we are re
turning those that will not do. Those
who have noticed the pictures in re
cent issues of The Herald have seen
the results of bad pictures. The pic
ture of Mr. Williamson in today's
paper is not a good one but it is the
best that could be dbne with the
picture we had.
Be sure to send a good picture if
you want a cut made. Unless a good
picture is furnished the cut will not do
our boys justice.
In sending a picture be sure to give
a little write up, naming the most im
portant facts about the soldier. Has
he had college, or high school train
In all cases we return pictures, but
ask that every person sending a pic
ture send a three-cent stamp along
for its return.
The pictures of the boys will be
published as rapidly as possible, two
or three per issue.
We prefer pictures with boys in
uniform, but any late picture, even in
civilian's clothes will answer.
GOOD ENTERTAINMENT AT
GRADED SCHOOL TONIGHT.
The D'Esta Rhoads Company of re
fined entertainers with their unique
novelties will give two performances
in the Graded School Auditorium. The
first performance will be tonight at
8: 00 o'clock, and the second on Satur
day night at the same time. There
will be an entire change of program
for the second night.
The entertainments are clean and
wholesome given for pure laughing
purposes only. Mr. E. H. Moser,
Superintendent of the schools of
Selma, says it is a sho^r that is clean
and full of the right kind of fun. And
we are told by others who have seen
it that "A Stage upon a Stage" is
The admission for all school chil
dren is 10 cents, for adults and chil
dren over twelve years of age and not
in school it is 20 cents. The proceods
will go to help the school pay for
the Grafonola for which we still owe.
Come and enjoy yourself and at the
same time help the school. ? Press
* WITH THE CHURCHES. *
St. Paul's Episcopal. ? Holy Com
munion at 11 a. m., and Evening ser
vice at night, conducted by Arch
deacon Alfred S. Lawrence, of Hi lis -
boro, N.. C.
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Baptist ? Morning service at 11 a.
m., with sermon by Rey. W. N. John
son, Corresponding Secretary of the
Baptist State Convention. No even
ing service, except the B. Y. P. U.,
which meets at 6:45.
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Presbyterian ? Union Service Sun
day evening at 7:30 o'clock, with ser
mon by Pastor, Rev. A. S. Anderson.
The people of the town cordially in
vited to attend. ?
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Methodist ? Regular service at 11
a. m., by the Pastor, Rev. S. A. Cotton.
No night service.
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Services will be held next Sunday
Neill's Tabernacle 11:00 a. m.
Progress School, 3:00 p. m.
By Rev. A. S. Anderson, Pastor.
The Cemetery and the Woman's Club.
For the past two years the Wo
man's Club has had the care of the
cemetery in charge. Those who re
member the tangled, wild appearance
efforts that have been put forth to
ecorts that have been put forth to
make the place neat and clean. In
stead of broomstraw and weeds, well
kept plots have made their appear
ance, and the grass disappeared from
the walks. It was found that the
sloping hillside with its stately old
trees could be made a lovely resting
place for our departed loved ones.
Persons who owned plots were ask
ed to give a stated sum each year for
the maintenance of the plots, and this
sum was supplemented by a generous
amount from the town treasury. At
a meeting of the Town Board Tuesday
night, a similar sum was set apart for
this work for the year 1918.
Plans are being made for further
improvements, and we bespeak for
those having it in charge the hearty
cooperation of every one in town.
Take Your Own Measure.
Every man in America is either
backing the administration or he is
bucking against it. If he is not for it
he is against it, for each man can
weaken this country's efforts to get
its might organized for war by either
neglecting or refusing to do his part
to help it to win. The man who has
not done anything certainly has not
helped. If he is not doing anything
he is not helping one bit.
If the majority of men in America
occupied a non-support attitude tow
ards the country's war preperations it
would mean that America is at war
without the support of her people.
That would please the Kaiser, of
course, for he would know that the
administration is being opposed by
some and not supported by others. If
we knew that the kaiser was opposed
by some of his people and was not be
ing supported by others we would see
his finish. Indifference is almost as
effective as open opposition. The man
who attempts to make the adminis
tration and its war preparations un
popular, is making the war unpopular
and is weakening his country. He is
either creating opposition or indif
ference which is about as fatal. .
Each one of us is either fcllowing
the commander in chief in this wa^ or
he is not doing so. In addition to ac
tive enemies there are three class s of
Americans who are obstructing Amer
ica's war preparations ? those who are
openly opposing it, those who are per
niciously embarrassing it, those who
are not supporting it. How does each
one of us line up on that proposition?
Take your own measure. ? Wilmington
What is the origin of khaki? To
whom are we indebted for it?
It was first adopted in British India
in 1848 by Sir Harry Burnett Lums
den, who had been asked to equip a
corps of guides to collect intelligence,
and to conduct an English force on the
northwestern frontier of India. The
cloth used was a light cotton drill, as
suited the climate of Hindustan, and
took its name from a native term
"khaki," which means in the Urdu
language, "dusty," being derived from
"khak" or dust. Thus the term is ap
plied to the color of the cloth rather
than to the material.
Having been approved, the use of
the cloth spread from the guides to
others in the Indian army, and it was
worn in the Seppo mutiny of 1857 by
the English troops. In the Boer war,
1899-1902, khaki was adopted in the
British service, for an active service
uniform, and so worn by all English
and colonial troops of Africa. But as
cotton was not warm enough for the
African highlands, uniforms of the
Money For F armers !
Loans to F armers !!
Best Way For Farmers To Borrow Money!!!
For several months Mr. Aycock, Cashier
of The First National Bank has been carefully
studying the question of Rural Credit, and
has installed in our bank a Rural Credit Sys
tem that will be helpful to the farmers of this
The system could as well be called a
"Better Acquainted" System. There are a
large number of farmers that do business
with us at present and we are very well ac
quainted with a good many of them. Our
new system applies to those that already do
business with us and those that do not. We
wish to become better acquainted with those
that do business with us now and make ac
quaintance with those that do not.
We invite you to call at our bank and go
into the matter fully with us. We believe
that it will be beneficial to you.
The First National Bank
SM1THFIELD, N. C.
T. R. HOOD, President R, N. AYCOCK. Cashier
( Largest and Oldest in the County)
same kind were made of serge, and
the term khaki, thus included woolen
as well as cotton fabrics. Because it
was fitted for the climate of Cuba and
the Philippines, the United States,
chose khaki for the soldiers' uniforms
during the Spanish-American war. ?
Popular Science Monthly.
Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Two years ago when the office of
Secretary of the Johnston County
Branch Farmers Mutual Fire Insur
ance Company was conferred upon me
I found the finances of said company
in bad shape with several hundred
dollars of old losses not paid. I went
to work, and at the annual meeting,
January 7, 1918, the executive com
mittee found the books in good shape,
with all old losses with interest, as
well as new ones that were legal,
paid, and money in the Treasury.
If you want insurance, and do not
find an agent in your township,
recommend a reliable man to me and
I will proceed to appoint him. Look
after your buildings, see that they
are in good repair, and well braced
against the wind.
W. C. HARPER,
Secretary and Treas.
Smithfield, N. C.
Notices of box parties should be
sent in at least ten days before same
is held if it can be done. Let the
teacher always sign his or her name
to notice, not necessarily for publi
cation, but in order that we may
know the name of the sender.
THE SMITHFIELD MARKET.
Cotton 27 to 31
Cottcn Seed 1.00 to 1.05
Wool 20 to 30
Fat Cattle 5 to 6%
Corn per bushel 1.75 to 2.00
C. R. Sides 30 to 32%
Feed Oats 1.10 to 1.20
Fresh Pork 20 to 22%
Hams, per pound 30 to 32 %
Lard 27% to 32%
Timothy Hay 2.00
Cheese per pound 36
Butter, per pound 40
Meal 4.50 to 4.75
Flour per sack 6.00 to 6.25
Coffee D?r pound li to 2"
Cotton Seed Meal 2.75 to 2.85
Cotton teed hull* 1.00
Shipstuff 2.80 to 3.00
Molasses Feed 3.00
Hides, Green 10 to 12%
Hides. Dry 17% to 20
Cow Peas per bushel . . . 3.50 to 4.00 j
Soy Beans per bushel . . 3.75 to 4.00
Seed Irish Potatoes
50 Bags Now on Hand
Cobblers and Bliss
This is the year of all years when every family
should strive to make all their food supplies.
Begin by planting plenty Irish Potatoes.
Phone 1 ? Smith field, N. C.
Lime Sulphur Solution!
Now is the time to begin spraying your fruit trees. Bring
your jug and we will fill it at 40 cents per gallon with
Lime Sulphur Solution made right.
Use Kreso Dip on Your
Start Early. Start Early.
ON THE SQUARE - SMITHFIELD. N C.