The Smithfield herald. (Smithfield, Johnston Co., N.C.) 188?-current, March 05, 1918, Page 4, Image 4
The Smithfield Herald Publishej Every Tuesday and Friday. BEATY & LASSITER Smithfield. N. C. Editors and Proprietors, Cash in Advance. RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION: One Year, Eight Months,. Six Months, ? Thre? Months, $1.50 1.00 .75 .40 Entered at the Post Office at Smith field, Johnston County, N. C., as Second-class Matter. SLACKERS. 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 slacker. 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 selves only. 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 Stamps. 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. I 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, Va. 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 pomfous politicians. War Savings Stamps bought day by 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 saw. 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 he speaks. 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 vice rendering. 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, N. C. IF YOU WANT TO SELL YOUR farm it will pay you to figure with with us. Abell & Gray, Smithfield, N. C. The Wife should be thrifty and help save her husband's money, 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 offer This opportunity to establish the real bulwark of the home. Such co-operation makes the partnership complete. V Reserved for The Clayton Banking Co. . CLAYTON, N. C. BANK AND THE WORLD BANKS ON YOU Another Lot of Dictionaries just Received at The Herald Office. STORAGE BATTERIES, 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 hand. 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. Established 1910.