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SELMA SCHOOL NOTES
Thi? week hus been a week of no
tation for the buying of Thrift
Stamps and War Saving* Stamps in
the school. Mr. Moser has explained
fully the Thrift Stamps and War Sav
ings Stamps and the benefit and pa
triotism in buying them. The inter
est taken in this is shown by the large
number of War Savings Stamps and
Thrift Stamps that have already been
bought. The Young War Savings
Society in the fifth grade and also in
the sixth grade were the first to or
ganize in the school. There have
been societies organized in the second
and seventh grades also. There have
been five Thri/t Stamps bought in the
first grade and several more in the
other different grr.des. One boy in
the seventh grade has bought eighty
two dollars and sixty-five cents worth
of War Savings Stamps. It is our
aim that we have a War Savings
Stamp Society in every grade in
school. ? R. K.
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The members of the fifth grade en
tertained their room with the drama
tization of the Man, the Son, and the
Donkey. This was especially enjoyed.
Dramatization is excellent training
for children and is practiced in all the
grades of the school. ? R. K.
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Wc had quite an interesting frame
of basket ball Wednesday night,
February 27, with Smithfield. The
Smithfleld boys were wide awake, but
when Selma has won as many games
over Smithfield as we have in suc
cession the Selma boys can feel the
hearts of all of Selma beat with them
in the panic that was the final test.
We were not at all surprised when
we heard the score stood 35 to 10 in
favor of Selma, because we knew
before what he had. The same spirit
exists in the basketball team that
does in the entire school ? to win but
honestly. It was a very fast frame
and both sides showed pood training,
but it was the team work of the
Selma Highs that did the work. We
are glad to know that our boys
haven't lost a single High School
game this season. " Hurrah for
Selma!" The following is the lineup
of the two teams:
Selma ? Richardson, C.; Haynes, L. (
F.; Massey, K. F.; Reynolds, L. G.;
Creech, R. G.
Smithfield ? Ives, C.; Gordon, L. F.!
Peterson, R. F.; Wallace, L. G.; Par
rish, R. G.? R. E. E.
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The first grade entertained at
chapel on last Wednesday morning by
reciting in concert the patrioic poem,
"Your Flag and My Flag." We al
ways enjoy hearing the little folks,
because they always do their very
best. Their rendition of this poem
was splendid. ? G. R.
At an early date, the school is go
ing to give a performance for the
benefit of the Red Cross. The chil
dren of the school are going to repre
sent the stages of life: Children,
School-days, College Days, Matri
money and old age. The costuming
will be attractive, and the music
catchy. Come out and help the Red
Cross. It is our purpose to make the
school a Junior Red Cross Society.
Admission: Adults 2-r> cents, Children
10 cents. ? G. R.
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The second grade entertained this
morning with a delightful little per
formance. The Milk Maids artisti
cally dressed in suitable costume,
first came tripping in and sang the
song "Mary, Mollie and I." The next
number on the program was a poem
by one of the second grade girls. She
first told the story then she read the
poem which was greatly appreciated
by the audience. Following was a
song, "When I Lost My Dollie." This
program was carried out in a most
interesting way and was enjoyed by
all present. ? C. E.
Friday, February 22nd, the senior
basketball team of the Selma High
School took a trip to Rocky Mount.
When the team left they felt that
they were to play two games of bas
ketball, one with A. C. L. Y. M. C.
A., and one with the High School, but
on arriving they found to their sur
prise that they were not to play a
game with the Y. M. C. A. On in
vestigating further the Selma boys
found that two boys of the High
School had been corresponding with
the Selma manager. One of the boys,
Mr. J. T. Schultz, had been writing
on the Y. M. C. A. stationery, and this
left the impression on the Selma boys
that we were to play a game with
the Y. M. C. A. Having nothing to
do until night, the Selma boys loafted
around the Y. M. C. A., playing
games, listening at the good music,
and reading books. At eight fifteen
o'clock that night the Selma Highs
and the Rocky Mount Highs locked
horns for a hard fought game of
basketball. The Selma boys proved
to have the better team and they put
it all over the Rocky .Mount quint by
the score of 23 to 7. Although the
score does not indicate it, this was a
snappy and interesting game from
beginning to end. The feature of the
game was the all-round playing of
both teams. The lineup for the Selma
team watt as follows:
Richardson, L., Center and Forward.
Haynes, W., Forward.
Massey, C., Forward.
Kay, R., Center.
Reynolds, L., Guard.
We can expect no better treatment
at the hands of anyone than we re
ceived in Rocky Mount. We found
the boys to be very nice and ready to
be at the service of any visitor. ? C.
Selma, N. C., March 1st.
FLOW FOR CORN EARLY.
(?ood Preparation 1m Half the Battle
? Look To It Now.
The importance of a reasonably
deep seed bed for corn needs emphasis
in many sections of North Carolina.
Too often land intended for corn is
plowed, year after year, only three or
four inches de^p. In some sections
the ridges made in the cultivation of
the previous crop are merely thrown
down on the hard middles and the corn
is planted in rows midway between the
rows of the previous crop. This
plowing shallow to a uniform depth
year after year tends to form what is
sometimes called a "plow pan," or
hard layer, just under the plowed
surface, and the failure to plow the
middles brings about practically Jhe
same result. When soil conditions
favor it, corn roots deep, but these
conditions do not favor this.
If any one doubts that these condi
tions exist in many sections, let him
take a spade or shovel and dig through
the shallow surface and examine the
hard underlying soil.
In many sections, where this hard
layer is present, the plowed soil re
mains almost completely detached
from the hard under layer for weeks
after being plowed. This hard com
pact layer is often present in light
sandy soil as well as in the heavier
clayey types and it interferes seriously
with the movement of water up and
iown in the soil, it induces shallow
rooting of the corn, and, consequently
results in a weakened plant and a re
luced yield. To prevent the forma
tion of this hard layer under the
shallow surface it is absolutely heces
sary to plow a little deeper.
There is no conclusive evidence
that subsoiling should be advised
generally, although now and then it
may prove of temporary profit. There
is abundant proof, however, that most
soils should be plowed i;bout seven
inches deep for corn. However,
where land has not been plowed more
than three or four inch' s deep in the
past, it will probably be best to gradu
ally increase the depth of the seed-bed
to seven or eight inches.
Labor sis scarce and time is pre
t iuus, and in view of these facts land
should be plowed just as soon as it
is dry enough, so as to avoid the rush'
at seeding time. Then time is even
Where a farmer has only one horse
or mule, it will be a saving of both
time and labor if he "splices teams"
with his neighbor, one man using two
or more animals in plowing, thus
leaving the other man t o do other
necessary work. By doing this early,
the land can be plowed deeper, bet
ter and cheaper.
If land is low and wet it will be
well to plow in beds 8 or 10 step3 in
width and keep the furrows open into
the ditches. If these ditches are not
deep enough to carry off the water
readily it will be well to make them
deeper and wider with a "pan scrap
er" at once, or else lay in good sized
If these suggestions are followed,
it is believed that the yield of corn
per aero will be increased and the
cost of production per bushel will be
reduced. Some one has suggested
that before a farmer turns things
over in the field he should turn things
over in his mind. Perhaps this sug
gestion is timely just now.
E. C. LOGAN,
Agricultural Extension Service.
GOVERNOR HICK ETT 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 cf 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 ai;e
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.
WAR GARDENS FOR SELMA.
Free Seeds and Bulletins. Merchants
Association to-operating in This
There has never been a time in our
country's history, when conditions de
manded the increase of production
and conservation of food, that the
present age does. If we are to win
the great war in which we are en
paged, those of us who stay at home
must increase the production of food
and conserve the supply on hand, even
to the extent of sacrifice, if our loved
boys who "go over" are to have the
necessary food to sustain their lives
and strength in the trenches.
The Sdma Merchants Association
in co-operation with the various de
partments of Agriculture are arrang
ing to help the people of Selma to in
crease the production of vegetables
and other food stuffs in their vacant
lots and gardens. They have in their
office numerous bulletins and sugges
tions for the planting of gardens,
which are free for the asking, and
much valuable information may be
obtained from these bulletins. The
following are some of them: Home
Garden Suggestions and Vegetable
Seeding Calendar; Truck Growing in
North Carolina; Farmers Bulletin No.
934. These bulletins are issued by
the Department of Agriculture and
the National War Garden Commis
sion, and contain valuable information
along these lines. Through the gene
rosity of Congressman E. W. Pou we
have a supply of seeds that will be
given away free as long as the sup
We can not conserve our food until
it i3 produced, and it is a patriotic
duty of our people to see that every
available vacant lot in town this year
is planted in some kind of food stuffs.
Those who are bending their efforts
to increase the food production are
lighting the Huns just as effectively
as those in the trenches, and now is
the time to get busy and prepare
Our supply of free seeds and the
Home Garden Suggestions and Vege
table Seeding Calendar is limited, and
those interested should call early for
THE SELMA MERCHANTS
MOORE'S SCHOOL NOTES.
The school has purchased two
teacher's desks. Also several school
desks were received this week. The
school was very much in need of these
as our attendance out numbered the
Mr. Wiley Narron and son, Mr. N.
Narron, are in Baltimore this week,
where Mr. Wiley Narron is taking
Messrs. Johnny Raper, David Boy
ett, Ira and Matthew Baykin went to
Selma Monday to leave for Camp.
Messrs. P. Narron, Langley Nar
ron and William Boykin were in
Miss Essie Sasser spent the week
end in Kenly.
Misses Ella Renfrbw and Leone
Foster and Messrs. P. Narron and
Blufford Edwards went to Selma
Mr. Gaston Johnson, a very promi
nent citizen of our community, was
found dead Monday morning.
Mrs. A. D. Godwin died in Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. Moses Hill have
moved to their new home where they
begin housekeeping. ? L. F.
BATTEN'S CROSS ROADS NOTES.
Mr. J. H. McCall made a business
trip to Smithfield Monday.
Mr. Harvey Dawson and family
spent the week end near LaGrange.
Several of our young people attend
ed the Pound Party given Saturday
night by Misses Annie Eatman and
Mr. Millard Starling has gone to
Camp Jackson to enter the military
service of Uncle Sam.
Mr. Harvey Dawson and Mr. Pres
ton Brown made a business trip to
Sri ma Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dees, of near
Micro, spent Sunday at the home of
Mrs. Eliza Brown.
NEWS ON FOUR OAKS ROUTE 3.
We are glad to note that Mrs. R. D.
Dunn is recovering from pneumonia.
Mr. Tommie V. Parker, who is in
training at Camp Sevier, is home on
a five d.'.y's visit.
Mrs. L. E. Parker is on the sick list
this week. We hope for her a speedy
Mr. Lundy Barefoot, of Dunn, is in
our community this week.
On Saturday, March 2nd, Mr. L. E.
Parker passed away. He was buried
in the family burial ground Sunday in
the presence of a large crowd of rela
tives and friends. Mr. Parker leaves
behind a wife, several children and
Mr. and Mrs. John Parker, of Smith
field, sp-jnt Sunday in this section.
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HATCHER'S SCHOOL NOTES.
Miss Maggie Smith, Principal of
Hatcher's School, left Saturday for
her home near Maxton on account of
the illness of her mother. She re
turned this week.
Miss Annie Bailey, who is teach
ing at Micro, spent last week-end
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Messrs. Elijah Standi and Millard
Starling left Monday for the training
Mr. Dalmon Bailey attended the
marriage of Mr. Bonnie Phillips and
Miss Lizzie Lynch last Sunday after
Miss Minnie Mercer, of Wilson
County, spent last week with relatives
in this section.
Mr. Edgar Bailey, of Kenly High
School, spent the week-end at home
with his parents, Mr. and /Mrs. Jesse
Mr. Robert Bailey and family visit
ed Mr. Bailey's sister, Mrs. Wiley
Lamb, near Flower Hill, last Saturday
Mrs. J. H. Bailey left last week for
Rex Hospital for an operation.
Some of the people of this section
attended the vocal union at Friend
ship last Sunday.
We are very glad to say that Mrs.
Nancy Hatcher who has been very ill
is some better.
Mr. Bonnie Phillips, of this section,
and Miss Lizzie Lynch, of Thanks
giving, were married last Sunday.
Some of the young people of this
section attended the party at Miss
Mary Foster's last Friday night and
report a very good time.
The Hatcher's boys and girls played
a very interesting game of basket
ball bFeruary 15th. The Hatcher's
boys and girls were victorious.
The Hatcher's school had a very
interesting program the 22 of Febru
ary. Professor E. H. Mopcr, of Selma
High School, made a very interesting
speech for us. Every one present
seemed to enjoy it.
The boys of this school played a
game of basketball with Live Oak
boys. The Hatcher boys were victori
ous. ? B. and T.
Selma, N. C., R. 1.
An Old Mortgage.
Mr..' D. W. Adams has recently*
shown us an old mortgage he took
forty-five years ago when he did busi
ness where he lives about one mile
from the town of Four Oaks which
was incorporated years later. The
mortgage was for $37.50 and was
given by Mrs. Drusilla Ivey and se
cured by the signature of Mr. Tim
othy Wheeler on whose land she
farmed. The mortgage was given
June 26th, 1873, and witnessed by Mr.
D. M. Ivey.
One feature of the mortgage was a
nice picture in the upper left hand
corner of a pair of fine horses pulling
a two horse plow. A young man was
doing the plowing and a pretty colt
was stepping along by the right side
of the team. That picture did not
seem true to life in those days as
there were then hardly any two hcrse
plows in the country.
HON. W. S. BARNES PRAISES
Real Southern Gentlemen Thankful
For Gains On Great Tonic.
A real Southern gentleman and an
enthusiastic booster of Mantone is
the Hon. W. S. Barnes.
Why the Hon. Mr. Barnes is de
scribed as "All Wool, and a Yard
Wide," by all who know him may be
pained from the following synopsis of
Born a Tar Heel in 1843; gained
distinction for gallantry in the Wilson
Light Infantry from 1861 to 1865;
served as private tutor for 20 years
after close of war; was Superinten
dent of Public Instruction in Wilson
County; was Secretary -Treasurer of
the North Carolina Farmers' State
Alliance for six year's and is now en
gaged in the paractice of optometry in
Wilson, in .which profession he also
has won a high mark.
"I feel it my duty to let those in
bad health know what Mantone has
done fcr me," reads part of the volun
teered letter given by this kind-heart
il North Carolinian to Mantone, the
only medicine he has ever allowed his
name to be connected with.
He states further: "In 1916 malaria
left me suffering from kidney and
bladder trouble. For 15 months I was
prescribed for by reputable physicans
but only gained temporary relief. I
concluded I was doomed for life when
Mantone came to my attention. Dur
ing the fcurth week on the Mantone
treatment gall stones passed from me
and gave instant relief. Since then
my recovery has been rapid. Now I
have no pain, my legs are strong, my
appetite is gcod, I have no indiges
tion, I can exercise without fatigue,
my bladder and kidneys are working
fine and, altogether I feel like a new
Manton ? "Makes You Feel Good
All Over;" is for men and women and
may be had nt any drug store in this
section. ? Adv.
Better Farming in the South
Will The American Farmer
Kill The Kaiser's Wolf ? Famine
Chas. A. Whittle, Editorial Manager, Farm Service Bureau, Atlanta, Ga.
The farmer can win this war.
Only by famine does the Kaiser hope
to conquer ? famine by force of the sub
marine. If the submarine brings Eng
land and France to their knees, beg
ging bread in the humiliation of de
feat, the Kaiser will then turn upon
the United States.
England and Frrnce can be saved
from famine by the farmers of the
United States and Canada in spite of
the submarine, if they will. The sub
marine will sink food that England
and France so sorely needs but the
submarine can not sink enough to
starve our allies, if the farmer of the
United States will raise maximum
crops, raise every pound and save ev
ery pound of foods he possibly can.
It's a fight, therefore, between the
farmer of the United States on the
one hand and the gaunt wolf of the
Kaiser, famine, on the other hand.
If the American farmer can raise
enough to allow for the submarine
toll and enough more food to place
"over there" to feed those who are
fighting, then victory is ours.
But it's a narrow margin. The
whole world is on the verge of star
vation. If even a normal crop is pro
duced in thin country it is not going
to afford enough to feed everybody
dependent upon this country, a full
ration. At best there is going to bo
lack. The American farmer must
awaken to a serious realization that
this is no small task, in fact, it is
only a fighting chance.
If the American farmer will only
realize this, then he must recognize
that every blow he makes must count
for the utmost. Maximum yields
must be striven for as never before.
This is no time to leave anything
unemphasized that will count for
greater yields. Efficiency must oper
ate with every act on the farm from
breaking the soil deeply to garnering
the crops with a saving h.and.
Thorough preparation of the seed
bed may be accomplished with less
labor than is customary, by the use
of labor saving farm machinery.
Liberal and rational applications of
plant food should be made this year.
Fartoers who never used commer
cial fertilizers before should certain
ly do so now for the nation's sake.
The same modern, labor saving
farm machinery that will enable a
farm hand to plow two rows while
plowing one heretofore ? and plow
them better ? must be made use of.
It's a hard fight all spring, summer
and fall for the American farmeo.
Will he win?
I am back in Pine Level and
am doing business . After about
April 1st I shall be in a brick store
on Rail Road street. I am agent
for the Dodge and Oldsmobile
Cars. I shall keep for sale a good
stock of Groceries.
I want to buy anything you have for
sale. Wanted? 500 bushels of corn, 500
dozen eggs and 100 bushels of meal and
FISH FOR SALE REGULARLY. COME AND SEE ME.
L. E. Creech
Pine Level, N. C.
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