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GOVERNOR BICKETT WILL SPEAK IN SMITHFIELD ON SATURDAY. MARCH 16TH
SMITHFIELD, N. C. TUESDAY, 12, 1918.
AND E. C. DUNCAN
WILL SPEAK IN SMITH
FIELD SATURDAY NEXT.
The People of Johnston Are Expect
ed to be Here in Great Numbers
Next Saturday to Hear Governor
Bickett and Mr. E. C. Duncan. The
War Savings Campaign is Getting
Up a Little More Speed and With
Saturday's Rally Chairman Hags
dale is expecting to See the People
at Large Take a More Lively In
terest in the Work.
The people of Johnston County are
coming to Smithfield next Saturday
in great numbers to hear Governor
Bickett talk on War and Patriotism
and to hear Mr. E. C. Duncan explain
the War Savings Stamps. Governor
Bickett is one of North Carolina's
foremost orators. He is a most inter
esting speaker. He puts spirit and
enthusiasm into every audience he
appears before. Mr. E. C. Duncan,
of Raleigh, is a banker and business
man of large interests. He is one
of the biggest men in his party in
the State. What he has to say
will carry great weight. He is go
ing to tell the people something
about the War Savings proposition.
He has shown his faith in the plan
and his patriotism to his country by
taking one thousand dollars in War
Savings, all that any one man is per
mitted to take. He is standing square
ly behind our great government in
the great crisis now before us. He
is coming to Smithfield to appeal to
the folks of Johnston County to give
the War Savings campaign their
The meeting will be held in the
Center Brick Warehouse and will be
gin at 11 o'clock. Prof. Moser, of
Selma, will introduce Governor Bick
ett. The management of the cam
paign are hoping to make this one of
the greatest patriotic days we have
yet held in Smithfield. Patriotism
is not a sentiment. It is a great and
is not asentiment. It is a great and
overpowering principle that makes
men and nations great. Shall the pa
triotism of Johnston County be meas
ured by our attendance at Smithfield
next Saturday ?
Again we call attention to the fact
that every teacher, every school com
mitteeman, every farmer and busi
ness man who can possibly attend,
and every liberty-loving son and
daughter of Johnston County, are ex
pected to be here. It is to be a
great rally day for the people of this
county. It is to be the beginning
of a new interest in the campaign
to help the government in the great
battle it is waging against autocracy
and German frightfulness.
The People Are Saving.
Evidences are accumulating that
the habit of saving among the Amer
ican people, especially among the pa
trons of savings banks and postal sav
ings, is outstripping the financial de
mands made upon them by the Gov
While no exact figures are avail
able at present, it is known that pos
tal savings deposits have steadilv
gainod during the year 1917, and not
ably since the first of July of that
year, which was after the first issue
of the Liberty Loan.
The reports from savings banks al
so show .a steady gain, and the same
is true of cooperative building and
Nor have the people of small means
been the only savers. It is estimated
that the savings of the whole people
of the United States, ordinarily $5,
000,000,000 to $6,000,000,000 an
nually, were increased to $14,000,000,
000 to $15,000,000,000 in 1917.
The response of the people to the
national need of economy and saving
has be'1!! general and generous.
The Cow Sale at Clayton.
The sale of milk cows at Clayton
last Thursday is reported as success
ful. Between twenty-five and thir
ty of them weie sold at an average
price of about $125.00 each. They
are said to be fine cows. Messrs. R.
E. Whitehurst, R. O. Cotter and D. T.
Stephenson attended the sale from
Smithfield and each bought a cow.
There was present a large crowd to
make purchases and Bee the cows
FINE FLYING ON KELLY FIELR
Number of Hours I'lanes Fly in One
Day Would Make More Than Two
Trips Around the World if All Made
By One Airplane.
(By Lieut. R. P. Noble.)
Mr. Editor: ? I am enclosing a clip
ping from a San Antonio paper
which tells of the great amount of
training going on at Kelly Field and
yet one does not know nor can he real
ize how the work is done unless he
could be on the place and see. From
early dawn to late in the evening and
far on into the night the great birds
fly. If against a stiff wind they seem
to hardly move, especially if at all
high, and then all of a sudden they
seem to pause, make a sharp angle
turn and with the wind dart like an
arrow. They make circles, figure of
8, turns and spirals, but do very little
of the so-called fancy flying.
Kelly Field turns out good flyers
and when they get to France they are
given a few more lessons with swifter
planes and arts of fighting the Boche.
The planes here are not fast; they
average 70 miles an hour, but that is
fast enough to go when you are just
learning to fly. With the wind they
can go 100 miles per hour. From the
number of hours flying last Friday
at 70 miles per hour, if all could have
been put into one plane, the distance
travelled would have taken it around
the world 2 1-3 times.
I only send this to let the people at
home who hear of Columbia and
Greenville and Spartanburg knows
what Uncle Sam is doing away down
here in Texas.
When the big machines come down
they pass often times light over our
hospital and I can but think of those
fellows "Over There" who would be
expecting bombs. Often the pilot, a
"choppy" wind facing him, fails to
make a smooth landing and the big
ship topples over its side or stands on
its nose. I have seen many times such
a sight which I would like to snap with
a kodak Lut Uncle Sam prohibits ko
daks in the field.
We are doing our bit to win the war.
I hope to see our men get a chance
and its just what each one wants.
Base Hospital, Kelly Field,
San Antonio, Texas.
WRESTLING AT CAMP JACKSON.
Tan Flowers, of Kenley, Champion
Wrestler of His Weight in Camp.
Tuesday nigh^ at 137 was given over
to boxing and wrestling. Charlie
Markey added the only extra featura
with a great dance. All the bouts
were fast and furious throughout and
showed that the men are getting in
good physical trim. The contests were
as follows: Private Smith, of Com
pany G ,One Hundred and Twenty
first, vs. Corporal Ebron of Company
H, Three Hundred and Twenty-first
won in second round by Smith; Bur
gess of Headquarters Company of
Three Hundred and Twenty-first, vs.
Sabaday of the Three Hundred and
Twenty-second Ambulance Company,
two rounds, no decision; Corporal Rea
gan of Company Three Hundred and
Twenty-first, vs. Private Curley of
Three Hundred and Twenty-second
Ambulance Company, won by Cur
ley in second round; Private Carrigan,
vs. Jones, both of Three Hundred and
Twenty-second Company, three rounds
no decision; Sergeant Bendor of Com
pany F, Three Hundred and Twenty
first, vs. Private Ledford and Com
pany L, Three Hundred and Twenty
first, forfeited to Bednor; Flowers of
Company L, Three Hundred and
Twenty-second vs. Sanders of the
Three Hundred and Twenty-third Am
bulance Company won by Flowers in
two out of three falls. Flowers has
not yet been defeated and is so far
leading wrestler or his weight in this
section of the Camp. ? TV^nch and
Benefit Red Cross.
Kenly, March 11. ? "On Friday
night, March 15th, the "Claim Al
lowed", the newest war play togeth
er with the latest war music will be
given in the Kenly High School au
ditorium for the benefit of the local
"Junior Red Cross Society." In this
play the boys march away to fight
"Kaiser Bill" and in conclusion the
happiest of all events is witnessed:
the singing of the "Peace Treaty."
A full house is desired so lets all who
wish to do their "bit" and yet witness
the best amateur play ever given
in Kenly come. Admission 15c and
DIED MONDAY A. M.
HE WAS JOHNSTON COUN
TY'S BEST BELOVED SON.
After Many Months of Illness He
Passed Away at the Dunn-Wyche
Sanatorium at Black Mountain.
Had Been in Poor Health for Many
Years and Had Not Been Able to
Continue His Work for Almost Two
Years. Will Be Buried in Smith
field Wednesday Morning at Eleven
Prof. Ira T. Turlington died Mon
day morning at the Dunn-Wyche San
years of age and leaves a widow and
two sens, Lieut. Leo K Turlington,
of Camp Greenleaf, Ga., and Mr. Ed
par W. Turlington, of Chapel Hill.
He also leaves four brothers and two
Prof. Turlington was Johnston
County's best beloved son. He was
graduated from the State University
about thirty-five years ago and began
his life work, that of teacher, in the
neighborhood of his boyhood home,
ile later came to Smithfield and for
nearly twenty-five years he wjrked
and labored and built up one of the
best schools in Eastern Carolina.
During all these years he was County
Superintendent of Schools and threw
his whole soul and life into the work.
He was the first Superintendent
of the Smithfield Graded Schools anil
the white school, Turlington Graded
School, is named for him. Nearly seven
PROF. IRA T. TURLINGTON
atorium at Black Mountain at 8:30
o'clock. Prof. Turlington had been
at the Sanatorium for the past sev
eral months hoping to improve in
health, but for the past several weeks
he has been growing gradually weak
er and the news of his death came
as no surprise to his relatives and
friends here who kept in touch with
The body will be brought to Smith
field this evening and the funeral held
Wednesday morning from the Presby
terian church at eleven o'clock, after
which the interment will be made in
the City Cemetery. The funeral
services will be conducted by Rev.
Mr. Bales, of Mount Airy, pastor of
Prof. Turlington, and Rev. A. T. Las
site, of Benson, assisted by Rev. A.
S. Anderson, pastor of the Smith
field Presbyterian church.
The deceased was about fifty-nine
NITRATE OF SODA COMING.
"Owing to war conditions it has not
been possible to obtain s'lips to trans
port sufficient nitrate of soda from
Chili to this country to make com
plete delivery to farmers during
March and April. Shipping arrange
ments indicate ability to fill later needs
Wish to deliver in fairest and most
equitable manner the quantity im
This is the latest official news to
me from Washington. It simply
means that we cannot get all we or
dered in th elst or 2nd delivery but
will be here in time for the main crop?.
Do not become restless because of
this delay. I will', notify you by mail
when the nitrate comes. Also, remem
ber we ar? at war and that it is more
serious than we think and the time
to get up on your toes and o more to
end it right now.
A. M. JOHNSON,
Smithf;eld, N. C. Farm Dem.
Mrs. W. E. Leach, of Wilson, is in
the city the guest of Misses Eloisc and
years ago he gave up his work here
and went to Mount Airy where he
remained at the head of the Mount
Airy Graded Schools until he was
forced to give up the work nearly two
years ago on account of the condition
of his health. He then went to the
North Carolina Sanatorium for Tu
berculosis where he remained for
many months. Failing to regain his
health he went to Black Mountain
where he remained until the end
came yesterday morning.
He was a devout Christian and a
member of the Presbyterian church.
His. life was an open book and the
influence of his noble character will
live in the ages to come. The impress
of his life on the people of Johnston
County can never be obliterated, and
living monuments to his work and
worth are found in every neighbor
hood of the county today.
Speaking Wednesday Night.
W. B. Duttera, of Salisbury, Stat"
President of the Patriotic Order
Sons of America, will address the
public in the Opera House, Wednes
day night, March 13th, on the Patrio
tic Side of Life and the Principles of
this great order, illustrated with
stereoptican pictures which appeal
strongly and trikingly to all. Come,
men, women and children. Perhaps
you may learn something that will
help us further our plans for conquer
ing that wild beast that is causing so
much suffering in the world today in
mutilating the women and children
devastating parts of the country that
may come within its path and is head
ing this way preparing to sap the
very life's blood of our young man
hood in this country. Admission free.
Come one, Come all.
W. C. IIARPFR, Sec'y.
Smithfield, N. C.
A tornado, wrich swept over north
eastern Ohio, Saturday, caused the
death of at least ten persons. One
family at Van West was wiped out
when their house was blown down.
FORMER KENLY BOY WHITES.
Tan Flowers Tells Herald a Little
About the Country Around Camp
Jackson. He Reminds the Farmers
That Planting Time is Almost Here.
To tho Editor:
Please allow me a little space 'n
your paper to tell your readers some
thing about the country around Co
lumbia. I have been spending most
of my holidays in the city of Colum
bia. This is a very nice city and hai
a great many things to attract the
attention of the soldiers. Outside the
attractions there's not much in it for
Today, after attending the Regi
mental services at the Y. M. C. A., a
comrade and 1 took a regular old
country stroll. We left the Camp
about one o'clock and went down the
Eastern road. We passed by the Wade
Hampton old place. It is all run
down, the house having been burned
down a good many years ago. The
big porch columns and the big chim
ney still stand. It is a fine place now.
I imagine that before the home was
burned and before the farm was neg
lected it must have been one of the
most beautiful country homes in
South Carolina. We passed several
nice country homes and also got a
short glimpse at several "good look
In most places the farmers have al
ready begun to break up their land.
Some have their corn land already
bedded up for planting. This goes to
show that the farmers have begun to
realize the fact that labor is scarce;
so they have not failed to take ad
vantage of the few days of Spring
weather. As I walked along the road
and saw what the farmers of Rich
land county, South Carolina, are do
ing. 1 wondered if the aimers of
dear old Johnston county are taking a
grab at such golden opportunities as
the past few days have presented. I
truly hope they are.
I think I shall spend most of my
leisure days hereafter walking over
the country. It seems more like home
than pondering over the city.
Wake up, farmers of Johnston
County, if you have not already done
so, and hitch up the "old gray mare."
and turn over the soil. Get ready for
planting time which will soon be here.
Co. L. 322nd Infantry,
Camp Jockson, March .'I ,1918.
In Honor of Miss Annie Ix>u Foster.
Last Friday evening March 1, Miss
Mary Foster entertained a number
of her friends at Fruitland Farm, in
honor of her sister, Miss Annie Lou
Foster who is teahcing near Wilson's
The guests were met at the door
by Miss Annie Foster and Mr. Adol
phus Brown ,who ushered them into
the parlor. There they chattered
and played many interesting games.
Later delicious refreshments were
served by Miss Mary Foster and Mr.
The guests departed at a late hour
declaring Miss Mary Foster to be a
most charming and entertaining hos
Among those to enjoy the party
were: Misses Laney Daughtry, Lil
lian Snipes, Clara and Lillie Mae
Eason, Chloe and Pearl Avera, Ethel
and Sarah Yelverton, Nola Price,
Irene Futrell and Alice Griswold,
Messrs. Jennings Talton, Jackson
Avera, Adolphus Brown, R. D. Yelver
ton, Leon Daughtry Herman Eason,
Rodger Strickland, Joe Whitley and
Another Merchant Goes on a Cash
We were talking last week with a
Johnston County man who hires labor
extensively and runs a store. Ho
says he has been forccd to cut out
the credit system at his store. He
says that he has found that a major
ity of the people will beat a merchant
out of his goods. He says he has
lost ninety-five per cent, of the goods
he credited out to people on whom
me had no claim. He says there is
now plenty of work at good wages
for all who will work and that there
is no necessity for credit. His exper
ience teaches him that many people
will not work much if any, if they
can buy goods on a credit .This mer
chant claims that the man who cred
its is not only doing himself an in
justice but is really following a pol
icy which is injurious to his country.
YOUNG MAN SHOOTS
GIRL AND KILLS SELF
FEARFUL TRA(iEI)Y IN
SELMA LAST NIGHT
Ernest Crocker Meets Miss Emma
Rose on Street and Eires Eour
Shots at Her, Two Taking Effect
Then Shoots Himself, Dying In
stantly. (Jirl Living This Morning.
Yesterday evening Ernest Crocker,
son of Mr. J. G. Crocker, a farmer
living between Sclma and Pine Level,
called up Miss Emma Rose, an opera
tor in the Selma telephone exchange,
and asked permission to accompany
her home when she left her work at
7 o'clock. She refused to allow him
to take her home and he later went
home with another girl. Just before
Miss Rose reached her home she met
Mr. Crocker who at once began shoot
ing at her with a pistol. He fired
four shots at her, only two of which
hit her. One ball entered one of her
cheekd and went through her mouth
and the other ball entered her breast
Mr. Crocker next shot two balls into
his own breast which resulted in his
death in a short time. Last night
there seemed to be no hope for the
girl's life but she was living this
morning when last heard from. She
is a daughter of Mr. A. J. Rose, a
merchant at the Selma Cotton Mills.
Mr. Crocker had been paying her
some attention for a year or two but
there seemed to be some objection to
his going with her on the part of her
GRAIN MARKETS STILL STRONG.
Active Export and Domestic Demand
Still Outweighs Continued Heavy
No change of importance developed
in domestic grain markets during the
week, the upward tendency to prices
continuing. Receipts of corn at pri
mary points last week were the larg
est of the season, but, while there was
a moderate increase in the visible sup
ply, it had no perceptible effect use,
being the controlling influence. There
appears to be little, if any, expecta
tion of a material downward revision
of quotations in the near future, it
being pointed out that the visible sup
ply is unusually light for this
year and consumption well maintained
With no signs apparent that there will
be any immediate decrease in the dis
tribution, and with the knowledge that
the farmers will soon be busy with
their spring work, which will likely
cause a substantial falling off in re
ceipts, the fact that there are large
quantities of corn on the farms will
have less effect on prices, it is thought
than the matter of meeting urgent
There was another sharp rise in
the week, due to the pronounced
strength in the western and Canadian
markets and advices that receipts
were showing signs of falling off. At
the same time, it was reported that
shippers were endeavoring to in
crease their deliveries, but were ex
periencing difficulty in obtaining cars.
The transportation situation is un
doubtedly the controlling factor, for
while the cash demand is very active,
it is considered likely that prices would
soon feel the effect of any great in
crease in the movement. ? Dun's Re
Death Near Selma.
After confined to her room two
months and twelve days, Mrs. Lotta
Hamilton, wife of Mr. L. S. Hamil
ton, died on Monday, March 4th at
her home near Selma. That awful ^
disease consumption took her away.
She was buried next day at the
Abram Benton grave yard. Her
funeral was preached by Revs. W. M.
Ferrell and N. B. Wall. She leaves
her husband and four children. She
was a member of Pleasant Plains
Freewill Baptist church.
Her husband says he feels very
grateful to his neighbors for the
many kindness shown them during
At the request of the War Depart
ment and because of its military im
portance President Wilson, by execu
tive order, has put prohibition in ef
fect in the Island of Oahu cf th?