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* SELMA SCHOOL NOTES. *
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Wednesday afternoon, February 13, 1
at three o'clock the Mother's Club <
met at the school building. A very
interesting program was rendered, i
Mrs. E. H. Moser, the president called !
the meeting to order, and Miss Doug- <
las Hand read the minutes. Mr. E. I
H. Moser made a short interesting
talk on the relation that should exist I
between parents and teachers. In con- i
elusion a paper on story telling in I
the home was read by Miss Elizabeth i
Hyman. After the program was con- <
eluded the mothers and teachers as
sembled in the domestic science de- 1
partment where under the direction <
of Miss Paris, sandwiches, wafers, i
and hot chocolate were setved by the ?
several members of the domestic I
science classes. 1
The preliminary debate to decide
who was to represent Selma in the I
triangular debate with two other
schools to see who wins a chance at i
the finals at Chapel Hill, was held in
the school auditorium Thursday after- <
noon. The contestants were Jennings
Talton, Bertha Moser, Julia Ash- t
worth, Elmore Earp, and Lillian i
Snipes. After careful deliberation the
judges, Miss Hyman, Miss Pittman
and Hand, decided that Elmore Earp,
Lillian Snipes, Bertha Moser, and 1
Julia Ashworth made the best de- i
bates and were chosen to represent
the school. These pupils have a great
responsibility conferred on them, and
we sincerely wish them success. ? O.
The fifth and sixth grades are now
insterested in spelling matches. The
fifth grade challenged the sixth grade
for a match last week. The fifth
grade won. The score was fourteen to
twenty-one. On the same day the
fourth grade challenged the fifth
grade. The fifth grade won again.
The score was fourteen to twenty.
The fifth grade seems to be the win
ning grade in all the spelling matches.
Mr. Moser has been reading to us
in chapel a little book called "The
Hope of the World," by Herman
Hagerdorn. It is written to the boys
and girls of America warning them
that they are the hope of the world,
and of their responsibility because of
this Great War. It is written in such
a manner as to stir the enthusiasm of
any high school pupil to wake up, and
look around him, study hard and
make the best of his time. ? G. F.
The girls of the Archer Literary
Society wish to extend to the people
of our community an invitation to
attend any of our weekly meetings,
Thursday afternoons at 2:45 o'clock.
Our literary program usually consists
of songs, compositions, recitations,
and a debate. It would encourage us
very much to have visitors at all of
these meetings. We like to have the
patrons to serve as judges for our de
bates. ? M. B.
Last week, the basket ball quint of
the Selma High School defeated the
Smithfield in two contests. The
first game was played in Selma last
Tuesday night and the Smithfield
team had to come under cover by the
score of 27 to 13. The free throw
tossing of "Justice" Haynes and the
allround teamwork of the Selma
team featured the contest. "Dock"
Creech should not be held out cf the
limelight so we will give him credit
for letting Ives, the plucky little for
ward of the Smithfield team off with
no field goals whatever. The lineup
for the Selma team was as follows:
Richadson, center; Massey, forward;
Reynolds, guard; Haynes, forward;
The second game, in Smithfield last
Thursday, was far different from the
preceding contest, although Selma
won again. In this game it seemed
as though Smithfield would win until
Massey relieved Ray and tossed two
field goals which proved to be the
downfall of the Smithfield team.
Creech again showed that he had the
''stuff" of the making of a star guard,
by letting Ives off with no goals in
this contest. The lineup of the second
game was as follows: Richardson, for
ward and center; Massey, forward;
Reynolds, guard; Haynes, forward;
Ray, center; Creech, guard. ? C. L. R.
Senator Wallace, of Arkansas,
gave a prohibition lecture at the
school auditorium Thursday night,
Fehiuary 14th. Owing to the small
ness of the crowd, the votes cast for
the grades in the interest of the flag
were few. The flag was awarded to
the High School which had secured
the majority of votes. Linwood Rich
ardson accepted are flag for the High
School. ? C. L. R.
The ambition of the Red Army, in
the Chautauoua contest, is almost
realized. The Blues hava had an
arduous task in selecting the different
characters for the particular places.
Finally they have decided to let Mr.
Sweetest Story Ever Told," and he
Williams, the noted singer, lead "The
will be joined in the chorus by Miss
Paris and Mr. Harper, Mr. Proctor, i
and others. ? C. L. R.
The Useless Dog Must Go.
West Raleigh, N. C., Feb. 12. ? Says
;he Agricultural Extension Service of i
Florida in a recent communication to <
Director B. W. Kilgore of the State
College Extension Service. i
"The sentiment for getting rid of i
iseless dogs seems to be growing in
favor all over the country. It is a ]
lesirable growth. Hundreds of use- <
ess dogs are being protected through
out and consum?J an astonishingly |
large amount of food. It is not so i
noticeable in the country and in small
towns, but in the cities where dogs i
are fed largely on prepared foods the
:ost is far from negligible. <
"Most of the dogs are worthless. 1
Some are diseased and spread disease.
Others are vicious. They are respon- 1
sible to a great extent, foj the death ]
of sheep in the State. This is one of !
the most serious charges against the i
worthless dog for he discourages the
production of mutton and wool at a ]
time when both are badly needed.
"The latest report of the Commis- ]
sioner of Agriculture for Florida
places the number of sheep killed by
dogs in the years 1915-lti at 3,651.
In the same period, 1,428 died of dis
ease and 3,307 died of exposure. Dogs
caused the death of more than forty
per cent of the sheep that died on the
"Because sheep are usually carried
on poor ranges, it would not be profit- (
able to build dog-proof fences around
the flocks. The cheaper method to
handle the sheep-killing dog is for
the State to tax him out of existence."
To Stop Loss of 150,000,000 Eggs.
Washington, D. C., Feb. 12. ? Over
150,000,000 eggs will be lost to the
food supply of the United States if
the old practice of sending hens to
market at this season is continued.
Figures compiled by the poultry spe
cialists cf the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture show that more
than 5,000,000 laying hens, each capa
ble of producing 30 eggs, are sent to
market from the Southern States in
the winter and early spring.
Every effort, therefore, is being
made to encourage farmers to keep
their hens until after the spring lay
ing season, thereby getting a divi
dend for keeping the hen through the
winter. The specialists point out that
when a hen is sold for meat early in
the spring, the farmer gets no egg
return for feeding and keeping her
through the worst months in the
Moreover, the hen is marketable
as poultry after she has produced her
spring eggs. Poultry in May may
bring 2 cents a pound less than it
does in February, but; they point out,
the 30 eggs produced by the hen,
largely from wastes, more than off
set any reduction in the price offered
for live poultry.
An energetic egg-saving campaign
to prevent early slaughter of the hen
that "lays the golden egg" is now
being conducted throughout the
Southern States. North of the Ohio
River, farmers have long appreciated
the advantage of getting the spring
crop of eggs and marketing their
hens after the laying season or in the
fall. They believe that adoption of
this plan by southern chicken raisers
will be profitable and will materially
add to the food supply of the Nation.
The campaign for the sale of Thrift
Stamps is going along, but hardly
with the speed necessary to put the
campaign over in the time hoped for.
The people should get the idea well
fixed in their minds that if they don't
lend Uncle Sam money he is going to
He needs it in his business, and if
he can't borrow it and pay interest he
will demand it and every man must
come across. It will be increased
taxes and increased income. It will
be done in some way, and those with
money should hasten to put up all
they can possibly spare, because it
will earn them interest.
Two billion dollars are wanted from
the Stamp campaign. What ve" is
lacking will be produced in some way,
and the man who doesn't feel that
there is some patriotism in thus help
ing in the loan schome may have an
other guess coming. This war is
costing a million dollars an hour. One
million dollars every hour, day rnd
night, twenty-four million dollr.rs a
day. That is why we must all go deep
into our pockets. That is why Uncle
Sam wants to do the right thing. He j
wants to pay or what he borrows ? j
but if his nephews won't loan, then
Uncle Sam will proceed along differ
ent lines. The money will be forth
coming. ? Everything.
William Was Patriotic.
"William," demanded Mrs. White-)
wash, "whaffor you go an' put on dat
naisty plaid vest?"
"Mandy," declared Mr. Whitewash,
"'cause Ah'm tryin' t' help Mistah
Hoover lick de stuflTn, out'n de Kaiser
by keepin' a check on mah appetite."
? The Country Gentleman.
PEARCE'S SCHOOL NEWS.
Rev. J. E. Dupree filled his regular j
ippoipted at Parrish Memorial |
:hurch Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. Andrew House and son, Ivey, I
recently spent a few days with Ver- I
ion House, of Camp Jackson.
Mr. Jesse Godwin, Principal of ]
Pearce's school, spent Sunday in the |
The enrollment and attendance for I
past month has been excellent. Snow |
and rain doesn't keep some away. |
Those on the honor roll for the |
First Grade ? Jarvis Pearce, Evalyn j
Cook, Wilbert Worley, and Westley j
Second Grade ? Willie Parrish,
Viola House, Jesse House, Beulah
Pearce, Lanie Parrish, Lillie Phillips, |
Safronie Creech, Lester Worley,
Third Grade ? Pearl Pearce, Bruce
Pender, Frank Worley.
Fourth Grade ? Annie Cook, Ella
Pearce, George Pender, Anna House.
New Flour Ruling.
Under recent ruling of the Food
Administration, merchants are now
permitted to sell mixed flour contain
ing less than 50 per cent of wheat
flour without selling equal amount of
lereal substitutes which must be sold
with the white wheat flour.
Both the retail and wholesale deal
ers who have wheat flour on hand and
also have eatable wheat middlings or
shorts will be permitted to mix these
products themselves and sell without
the accompanying cereal substitutes.
Smithfield, February 14, 1918.
F. H. BROOKS,
County Food Administrator.
Need of a Garden.
One of the necessary things for this
year is "A home garden for every
farm family and every town family
in the whole of Johnston County
without a single exception." Supply
ing first the needs of the home with
plenty of vegetables is a duty which
no home maker can afford to neglect.
Raise Irish potatoes, beans, tomatoes,
turnips, squash and corn. You may
have money, but unless you raise as
near as possible everything you may
need at home you may find that your
money will not supply your wants.
Plant that garden now.
Card of Thanks.
I wish to thank the relatives and
friends for the kindness shown us
during the sickness and death of my
W. R. BLACKMAN.
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.
Rest Those Worn Nerves
Don't give up. When you feel all
unstrung, when family cares seem
too hard to bear, and backache,
dizzy headaches and irregular kid
ney action mystify you, remember
that such troubles often come from
weak kidneys and it may be that
you only need Doan's Kidney Pills
to make you well. Don't delay.
Profit by Smithfield people's ex
A Smithfield Case
Mrs. J.H. Bra ly,
"I had dull pains
across my back
and at times
aches and spells
Pills brought rne
regulating my kidneys, relieving
me of the backaches and doing me
NEARLY FOUR YEARS LAT
ER, Mrs. Brady said: "I keep
Doan's Kidney Pills on hand for
occasionally I have an attack of
kidney trouble. At such times,
Doan'3 always relieves me."
G?t Do??'? at Any Store. 60c a Box
I Fotter-Milborn Co.
K I D N H V
Buffalo, N. Y.
Big Lot Fertilizers Now on Hand
At Smithfield and Four Oaks!
200 Tons 8-3-3
200 Tons 8-2-2
50 Tons Nitrate Soda
25 Tons Muriate Potash
Cotton Seed Meal
Mr. J. W. Sanders has charge of our Fertilizer
business at Four Oaks. We can deliver in Car Load
Lots or in smaller lots anywhere in county.
We have on hand Two Car Loads nice Buggies.
Well selected stock of Furniture.
Biggest Stock of Dry Goods we have ever carried.
Give us a call and let us show you our goods.
Smithfield, N. C.
Do not effect us? We have our Guano houses [
full, so come to see us today for? j
Cotton Seed Meal,
Obers 8-3-3, 8-2-2
Come and come quick, there may come
a time when Fertilizers will not move freely,
but we can supply you today. See us at
Smithfield and Four Oaks, N. C.
Austin-Stephenson Co. J