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The Smithfield Herald
Published Every Tuesday and Friday.
IJEATY & LASS ITER
Smithfield. N. C.
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Eight Months, 1.00
Si* Months, .75
Three Months, .40
Entered at the Post Office at Smith
field, Johnston County, N, C., as
A MOST IMPORTANT MATTER.
The educational campaign in thia
county has not gained much momen
tum yet. And it is only four weeks
from today when the specirl election
is to be held. There was never a more
important question presented to the
people of the county than that which
they are now called on to consider
and decide. The schools of the coun
ty are so imortvnt to the welfare of
the county that when they suffer the
whole county suffers with them. The
people of the county as a whole are
more interested in their schools than
ever before. They realize that a com
munity without a good school is
not a very desirable community
in which to live. There must
be no turning backward in our edu
cational work. And to prevent going
backward more money must be pro
vided to carry on the work. The Coun
ty Superintendent of Schools and the
County Board of Education realized
this, so they asked the County Com
missioners to grant a special election
of not over fifteen cents on the hun
dred dollars worth of property and
forty-five cents on the poll for schools.
This election has been called for
Tuesday, April .*50th. A new regis
tration is ordered and no person can
vote in this election unless he regis
ters. Registrars have been appointed
and the voters are urged to get their
names on the registration books. If
you want better schools l>e sure to
register and vote. If you are ind'ffer
ent about the matter today, register.
You may become interested l?efore the
election day, and unless your name is ,
on the regitration books you will not
be entitiod to vote.
The Third Liberty Loan will open
next Saturday. Great sums of money ]
have been appropriated for advertis
ing the Loan in posters and other 1
forms of printed matter, but no '
funds has been set aside to do any ^
-advertising in the newspapers. Those ,
in charge know that this is unr.eces- ]
sary, that the newspapers of the coun- 1
try are so patriotic that they will give '
the widest publicity to the Liberty
Major General Leonard Wood has <
successfully passed his physical ex- i
amination for active service at the I
front and will be returned to command
his division at Camp Funston, Kansas, i
The Gorman drive last week was '
very discouraging to those who were
keeping up, with the big fight "over
there." One encouraging feature day
by day was the cool assurance of the
French leaders. Such confidence as
they manifested while Germany was
pushing back the British army is worth
many soldiers on the field of battle.
In hundreds of towns in North Car
olina last week sentiment was cre
atod for compulsory arbitration of in
dustrial dsputes. The three hundred
boys and girls from the many high
schools in te State brought this mat
ter prominently before hundreds of
people who had never given the sub
ject even a passing thought. An in
telligent discussion of such a live tonic
is helping to shape future policies of
Te Senate has passed the resolution
extending the selective draft to all
men reaching 21 years of age since
June 5th last year, the date of the
first registration. The amendment to
provide for the training of youths be
tween the ages of 19 and 21 years
failed. It is estimated that about 700,
000 men will be added to the regis
tration this year by the resolution. The
resolution now goes to the House for
concurrence. As soon as the resolu
tion becomes a law the War Depart
ment will complete its plans for the
PATRIOTIC SMITH FIELD.
The people of Smithfteld are always
conservative and law-abiding. When
the news came that the Government
had passed a law to run up the clocks
one hour nearly every one her?' prompt
ly obeyed. Tl. *re was -oim- little con
fusion Sunday about the matter,
some thinking that the law was to go
into effect Sunday morning, others
Yesterday morning the Turlrnfjton
Graded School opened at nine o'clock
as usual, while by actual sur time,
it was nn hour earlier than it opened
last Monday. It was almost startling
to see so few arriving late. It was ex
pected that many children would be
late and when it was learned that
nearly all were in their places when
the gong sounded at nine o'clock it
was seen that the Smithfield people
were adjusting themselves patriotical
ly to the new time. The street force
began work on time, one hour earlier
than last week. The trains which man
aged to run on schedule came an hour
earlier, measured by last week's time,
and everything moved along on the
new schedule just as though no
Chang- had been made.
It is understood that the churches
and Sunday schools of the town will
begin their services at the same time
by the clocks they have been beginn
ing, which, by the sun, will Ix* one
It all goes to show that when our
Government, at a time like this, asks
the people to do a thing, they patrio
tically respond. (Jowl for Smithfield
Congress has a bill ready which pro
vides in increase in the salaries of
postul clerks and rural delivery car
riers. The bill plans for a flat in
crease of 20 per cent for all rural car
riers and an additional $2-1 per mile
for each mile a year over twenty.
Congressman Doughton is greatly in
terested in the measure and will do
what he can to jret it through the
SAVE THE WHEAT.
Food Administrator Hoover asks
the whole American people to sub
stitute other breads for wheat bread ;
until after the next harvest. It is '
not a government order it is a plea.
Hut it should bo, anil we doubt not
will be, none the less effective, as
it is in the form of a reasonable
urge to ths intelligent end atriotic
American people. Wheat is the stand
ardized food that must be sent to the
Allied armies and to sustain Allied
industrialism; wheat, above all else,
is the war food, and the government
is committed to the exportation of
every bushel of wheat for which
cargo space can Ik* found.
The American people must make
the sacrifice which, after all, is no
(Creftt sacrifice. Not worth the men
tioning, in comparison with the blood
sacrifice which the French, the Brit
ish and the crushed and countryless
Belgians are making to save the
world from Hun despotism. Oaten
bread is good, wholesome, palatable.
Corn bread is a joy, once the corn
l>read appetite is rightly trained. Let
us give the Allies the wheat willingly.
Let us await the new harvest ? a wait
for only a little more than ninety
It is too early to frame r.ny de
pendable guesses about the 1918
wheat yield. The crop this year may
break the records ? let us hope that it
will. The fall-seeded acreage was
the largest of record. Spring seeding
has barely started. Wheat is a hardy
plant. From some sections reports
lire coming that winter wheat is re
viving wonderfully. Turn we all to
corn bread until the July harvest. ?
Feed Sour Buttermilk.
West Raleigh, March 30. ? A great
many young chickens especially those
hatched brooded artifically, seem to
be susceptible to bowel trouble such as
White Diarrhea. Buttermilk or clab
bered skimmilk has the effect of
counteracting these troubles, the acid
of the milk destroying the bacteria
that causes the trouble, states Dr. B.
F. Kaupp, Poultry Investigator for
the North Carolina Experiment Sta
Waste milk also furnishes a great
quantity of animal protein and has
tens growth. Chicks supplied liberal
ly with milk make superior fryers; the
pullets mature and lay ealier than
those not fed milk.
Waste milk also increases the egg
yield by nearly fifty percent.
Death Near Selma.
On Saturday morning shortly after
midnight, March 30th Mr. Ira Eason,
a farmer living near Selma, died of
paralysis. He had been in failing
health for some time. The burial took
place Sunday afternoon at the Wiley
Peedin graveyard near his old boy
hood home. On the second Sunday of
March Mr. Eason joined Live Oak
Baptist church. He was to have been
baptized April 14th.
PORTRAIT GALLERY OF
OUR SOLDIER BOYS
ALBERT II. JOHNSON.
Albert H. Johnson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. A. Johnson, of Elevation
township, enlisted in the military ser
vice of the United States November
*?, 1913, when he was only eighteen.
He was sworn in at Columbus, Ohio.
Thirty days later he was assigned to
Battery B, 4th Field Artillery. He has
been with this Repiment ever since,
with the exception of about two
months in the early part of li>14 when
he was sent to the Horse Shoers
School at Kort Riley, Kansas. He
received his certificate and was re
lieved by War Department. He is in
the service and a few weeks ago was
at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Miss
issippi. He served on the Mexican
LAWRENCE PORTER JOHNSON.
Lawrence Porter Johnson, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Eli Johnson, of Wil
son's Mills township, entered the mil
tary service of the United States
October 5, 1917, and went to Camp
Jackson, where he was assigned to
duty in the Engineers Corps. He was
later transferred to Camp Sevier
where he became a member of Co. E.
105th Engineers. He is in a fine
branch of the service and is getting
along all right. A clipping from the
Greenville Piedmont says "It is
learned on the best authority that this
regiment is one of the most efficient
and best equipped in the army. Colonel
Ferguson is in command."
JOHN T. ROSE.
Sergeant John T. Rose, is a son of
Mr. John J. Rose, of Meadow town
ship. He was born December 28, 1890.
He registered in Washington City,
and on October 8, 1917, he enlisted in
201st Aero Aviation Corps as Ser
geant and sailed for France October
28th. He is now doing service "some
where in France." Mr. Rose is mar
ried. His wife lives in Washington
City whore he is now doing iclerical
\york in one of the Government offices.
THOROUGH-BRED JERSEY BI LL
about one year old for sale. Best
strain. Is a bargain at $50. C. M.
Wilson, Wilson's Mills, N. C.
A CAR LOAD OF NO. 1 LONG LEAF
heart shingles for sale. W. M. San
JUNIUS A. JOHNSON.
Corporal Junius A. Johnson, son of
Mr. nn<J Mrs. B. A. Johnson, of Smith
field township, enlisted in the Nation
al jfuard Selmu, N. C., June 24, 1916.
He is in Company C 119th Infantry.
He went with his company to Mexi
can Border September 25, 1910. He
is now at Camp Sevier, Greenville,
S. C. He is 25 years old.
ALEX N. JOHNSON.
Alex N. Johnson, another son of
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Johnson, enlisted
in the U. S. Navy January 11, 1917.
lie is a first class seaman on the
L". S. battle ship Ar.tiffone. He has
made one trip to France. He was in
France on January 1, 1918. He is 23
Bon Ton News
By MR. DA VMS
A large collection of stunning
Spring Suits of Gabardine, Mannish
and French Serges, in this season's
smartest styles, including new pleat
ed belted and tailored effects, as well
as sport and Semi-Norfolk Models.
Suits in the favored colorings of
In Spring Dresses you can select
from no less than a dozen of the pret
tiest of the Spring styles in the col
lection of charming frocks. Included
are Bolero, Tunic, Pleated, Belted,
Eton, Draped and Combination effects,
Materials are crepe de chine, new
striped satins, Silk Ginghams, Ser
ges, Plan, Striped and Plr.id Taffetas
and Satins. You'll find all th^ lead
ing colors, in til sizes for Misses and
Strikingly designed Coats, for
street, dress or utility wear; develop
ed in the most fashienr.bl*1 materials
All-wool American Poplin, Wool Vel
our and Serge. The styles reflect the
cleverest ideas of the fashion world
and are shown in every desirable
color. Choice of smart tailored, shir
red, Pleated, New Belted and Novelty
Coats, correct in every line and de
A truly great Millinery offering
with values that only this store could
offer. Not*? designs by one of New
York's best makers ? marked at
prices that will meet a ready response
from Johnston County women who
know what a Bon Ton Millinery Sale
means. At $5.00 values up to $7.50.
At $10.00 values up to $18.00. Every
hat in this collection is brand new and
fresh? fashion's last word of the
The Bon Ton had a special showing
of Early Spring Suits and Dresses
last Friday which was a big success.
We received large express shipments
of these goods Saturday and Mon
day and can show more coats, dresses
and suits than any other store in this
section. Come in and see the new
SWIFTS & ACME 8-3-3 FERTILIZ
ers for sale suitable for tobacco.
Also 8-2-2 and 8 and 4. suitable for
com and other crops. W. M. San
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.
Necer Say "E?0USh"
An Irishman who was getting the worst of it in a
fight was asked if he would say "enough" ! He replied :
"If I had strength left to say that I wouldn't be licked."
That's the proper spirit.
Ne ver Give Up
A quitter never gets anywhere. If Hard luck strikes
you, brace up and go on just as bravely as you can. How
ever, a little savings account at the Bank has carried a
man through a tight place.
Better Begin Now
before hard luck strikes you. Open an account with us.
We will guard it carefully for you.
The Clayton Banking Co.
CLAYTON, N. C.
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$4 to $4.50
$4.50 to $5
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N. B. Granthan
Smithfield, N. C.