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BEATY & LASSITER
Smithfield. N. C.
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It is not every man who stands
back in giving his service to his coun
try by joining the urmy or the navy,
that is a clacker.
The man who loves his money bet
ter than he does his country is u
The man who is able and can spare
the money and refuses to buy War
Saving* Stamps just because he
thinks he can make a better invest
ment is a slacker.
The man who discourages others
who are ready to take part in financ
ing the government in any way is a
slacker of the worst kind.
The man who fails to do something
to help his government at this time,
be it ever so little, is a slacker.
The slacker cannot hide behind his
business and say he has not time to j
help in the great work before us, !
without its being known.
There are slackers in Johnston
County today who think that by their i
loud talk and boasts of their patriot- !
ism they are fooling those about
them. But they are fooling them
TIME FOR FARMERS TO AWAKE
The people of the towns, to a very
large extent, bought the Liberty
Bonds; the people of the towns large
ly gave the amount raised in John
ston County for the Red Cross; it
was the people of the towns who gave
the biggest part of the four thous
and dollars raised by this county for
the Y. M. C. A. War work; and with
few exceptions, it is the town people
who are buying the War Savings
Stamps. This- is just as much the
farmers' war as anybody's, and it is
just as important that they help in
raising the funds to carry on the
work. No other class of citizens is
profiting more largely and will profit
more largey than the farmers. It
is time for them to wake up to a
sense of their duty. Surely, they are
patriotic and the leaders in the War
Savings campaign are expecting
them to show their patriotism by
coming to the aid of the government
at this time by buying War Savings
Every teacher, every school com
mittman, every farmer and every
other person who loves his country
above the dollars he or she is making
should be here Saturday, March 16th,
io attend the War Savings Rally and
near our patriotic Governor.
Most of the class of people which
the War Savings Campaign is hoping
to reach ? the Farmer Class ? arc re
garding the campaign with great in
difference. It is time for the farm
ers to wake up from their sleep and
help their government by loaning it
some of their money in the way of
War Savings Stamps.
The war situation on the other side
is- still serious and those people who
are expecting to see an early close
of the great strugge are doomed to
disappointment. The people had just
as well face the situation and face it
squarely. A great struggle is before
us. It is going to take billions of our
money and thousands of the lives of
our best men before peace is declared.
We have not sacrificed yet. We have
not suffered yet. We are living in
peace and plenty and happiness, al
most all unconscious of the terrible
tragedy that is being enacted across
the water. Wake up now and buy
War Savings Stamps and help to
finance the great undertaking.
I On January 26, a young farmer,
J>f Cleveland township, purchased
through The Clayton Banking Com
pany one thousand dollars worth of
War Savings Stamps. He is a young
patriot whose name should be writ
ten high on the country's Roll of
Honor. We heard yesterday of one
other person in this county who has
invested one thousand dollars in War
Savings Stamps ? a lady school teach
er. There may be others in the coun
ty who have gone in for the same
amount. There are hundreds of
others who ought to go the limit and
take one thousand dollars worth.
A few more American soldiers
went down before the German guns
on last Friday morning when a raid
was made on the American sector in
France. That is just a beginning of
what we shall hear from day to day
later on. We must prepare to suffer
and sacrifice. Indifference must be
blotted out and the people must be
aroused to give their best to their
country's service. Those back home
who are inclined to grumble because
they are called on to give and invest
their money for the great cause
should remember that that is noth
ing compared with what our best
young men are doing. They are go
,ing, and going patriotically to carry
the American banners across "No
Man's Land." When those back home
arc beginning to think of their hard
ships, all they need to do is to think
of the boys who are going " Over
There ' and their burdens ought to
grow light at once.
Ninety Members Wanted.
The State Publicity Manager of the
War Savings Campaign writes the
County Publicity Man that Johnston
County is expected to have ninety
members of the "Limit Club." As has
heretofore been explained the "Limit
Club" is composed only of those peo
ple who have bought as mufh as one
thousand dollars worth (maturity
value) of War Savings Stamps. That
means that ninety men or women must
buy one thousand dollars worth cach
in this valuable security. There are
seventeen townships in the county
and the only township which has a per
son entitled to membership in the
"Limit Club," no far as we know, is
Cleveland. There may be others who
have one thousand dollars worth of
War Savings Stamps. The Herald
would be glad to have a list of all those
who are entitled to a membership in
this exclusive club.
Mr. Wellons In the Wreck.
Mr. E. J. Wellons returning from
Raleigh where he spent last Friday
night, tells us of the train wreck
which occured about two miles West
of Wilson's Mills early Saturday
morning, when the East bound mixed
freight and passenger train got most
of its cars off the track. The cause
of the derailment seems to be un
known. The train wa? a little late
and was going at a good rate of speed
when the accident occured. The
engine and tender did not leave the
track. Two loaded freight cars just
behind the engine were derailed and
badly torn up. The baggage car left
the road on one side and the mail car
on the other side. The passenger
cars were derailed but the Pullman
remained on the track. The damage
to the train was many thousands of
dollars but nobody was seriously hurt.
Saving Meat in Warm Weather.
The warm weather of the latter
part of last week caused a little un
easiness on the part of those who had
just killed pork. Some say that there
is no danger of losing meat if all the
animal heat passed out before the
pork is salted down. Mr. W. A. Las
siter, one of the County's best farm
ers, says his experience has taught
him that there is not much danger in
losing meat if it is dry. He says it is
the damp days that cause meat to
sour and spoil. Mr. Lassiter says that
his grandfather who raised lots of
meat used to say that there was no
danger of losing meat if the nights
were cold enough for water to get
cooler during the night.
The experience of our best farmers
show that there is no danger of los
ing meat if the weather is not too
damp and the meat is thoroughly cold
when salted down.
U. S. Stands for United States.
U. S. stands for Uncle Sam.
U. S. stands for us who are ready
To answer the call: "Here I am."
W. S. S. ? We save and serve. ? We
send ships. ? We send soldiers.
The Turkish Army in the Caucasus
has begun an offensive.
PORTRAIT GALLERY OF I
OL'R SOLDIER HOYS 1
LESLIE H. WHITLEY.
Serjeant Leslie II. Whitley, son of
Mr. Frank P. Whitley, of Smithfield
township, was out West when the war
broke out and volunteered last Spring
at Hutchinson, Kansas, in the Coast
Artillery. From Hutchinson he was
sent to Fort Logan, Colorado. Later
he wus sent to Fort McArthur, Cali
fornia. He was then transferred from
the Regular Army to the National
Army and sent to Gamp Pike at Little
Rock, Arkansas. He is a member of
the Depot Brigade of the Fifth Train
ing Battalion. He is 25 years of age
and has had previous army experience,
having been three years at Fortress
Monroe. He was living at Haviland,
Kansas, when he enlisted.
WILLIAM PORTER WALLACE.
Private William Porter Wallace, age
22, entered the military service of the
United States, July 30th, 1917. He is
a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Wallace,
of Clayton township. He enlisted in
Captain Winston's company, at Ral
eigh, which is now known as Supply
Conjpany, 120th Infantry. He is at
Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C.
EDGAR M. DENNING.
Gunner Edgar M. Denning, ago 22,
is a son of Mr. D. B. and Mrs. Flor
ence Denning, of Benson. N. C. He
volunteered at Richmond, Va., July
17, 1917, and became a member of the
7th Company, (U)th Regiment Virginia
Coast Artillery Corps. He is now
stationed in the Shipyard Tier No. 5,
of the Newport News Shipbuilding and
Dry Dock Company, Newport News,
Buying War Savings Stamps will
serve the soldiers Uncle Sam sends
across the seas.
Putting politics aside for plain pa
triotism will place the power of the
people above the platitudes of the
War Savings Stamps bought day
Sends soldiers safely on the way ?
Saving the world for Democracy.
A frame has been invented to en
able one man to operate a two-man
GOVERNOR HICKETT COMING.
Will Speak in Smithfield on March
16th at War Savings Rally.,
' Saturday, March 16th, is to be a
patriotic day for this section to fur
ther the cause of the War Savings
Stamps. A County-wide meeting is
planned to be held in Smithfield that
day. Judge Gilbert Stephenson, of
Winston-Salem, is expected to be here
to explain the War Savings Stamps.
The meeting is to have flavor added to
it by the patriotic address of our
eloquent Governor, Thomas W. Bick
ett. Governor Bickett is one of North
Carolina's leading orators and never
fails to arouse enthusiasm wherever
Smithfield and Johnston County are
honored by the coming visit of the
Governor and hundreds of folks from
every section of the County sould be
here to hear him on March 16th.
FOR FEWER CANDDATES.
Wouldn't it be a fine thing this year
if the ofFice-seekcrs would remain at
home and attend to their own affairs
until the demand for their services be
comes so great that they can no longer
remain out of the race? The biggest
words before the public today are
patriotism and duty. When these two
words in all the fullness oftheir mean
ing grip the men of today, th?re will
be less of office-seeking and more ser
Governor Bickett and I)r. Cy
Thompson are leading for less poli
tices and more patriotism. This is
the time of all times when there should
be no wild scrambling over office. If
good men are in office, giving satisfac
tory service, there is no reason for
changing now. If the men holding
office are not satisfactory there should
be no trouble in making changes. Let
the people rule, and give their sup
port loyally and faithfully to the
Government in its efforts to defeat the
Hun and give a larger measure of
liberty to all people.
Hotter in Smithfield.
The Charlotte Observer says that
the month just passed had the warm
est February day in 27 years. The
highest point the mercury reached
was 75 on the last day of the month.
But the highest point reached in
Smithfield was 5 degrees higher than
Cliarlott's warmest February day.
The thermometer in Smithfield reach
ed 80 on the 16th.
RIDING CULTIVATORS. Our No.
4 pivot axle riding Cultivators in
crease the yield, but decrea*- the
cost of crop production. A large
stock on hand, but they are selling
fast. Roberts-Atkinson Co., Inc.,
Selma, N. C.
RINGLET BARRED ROCK EGGS,
from fancy type. First prize win
ners every year. $1.50, $2 and $3
per 15. Hamilton Bros., Smith
field, N. C.
WHOLE SET OF FORD AUTOMO
bile tires, also inner tubes for
sale. Slightly used and in good
tires and one Fisk. See Dr. Noble
at Selma. Dr. R. P. Noble.
THREE HUNDRED TONS BEST
grade fertilizers now in warehouse.
Cotter-Underwood Co., Smithfield,
IF YOU WANT TO SELL YOUR
farm it will pay you to figure with
with us. Abell & Gray, Smithfield,
should be thrifty and help save her husband's
If He hasn't done it, She
should start the savings account and see that a
portion of the income gets there each week. We
to establish the real bulwark of the home. Such
co-operation makes the partnership complete.
The Clayton Banking Co.
. CLAYTON, N. C.
BANK AND THE WORLD BANKS ON YOU
Another Lot of Dictionaries just
Received at The Herald Office.
Magnetos and Electric Starters
for Rent , Sale or exchange
All Makes Re-Charged, Re-Paired and Re-Built.
A full and complete stock of repair parts for all makes on
We can furnish you with a new Battery while we are Re
charging, Re-building or Re-pairing yours at a very
small rental fee.
Smithfield Garage & Machine Works
Electricians and Machinists.