The Smithfield herald. (Smithfield, Johnston Co., N.C.) 188?-current, April 02, 1918, Page 4, Image 4
The Smithfield Herald Published Every Tuesday and Friday. IJEATY & LASS ITER Smithfield. N. C. Editors and Proprietors, Cash in Advance. RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION: One Yeai. $1.50 Eight Months, 1.00 Si* Months, .75 Three Months, .40 Entered at the Post Office at Smith field, Johnston County, N, C., as Second-class Matter. 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. I 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 Loan drive. 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 public interest. 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 next draft. 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 Sunday night. 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 hour earlier. 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 and community. 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 House. 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 lays. 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. ? Baltimore American. 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 tion. 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 Border. 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 ders. 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 years old. 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 Spring. u 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, o 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 Women. o 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 tail. o 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 Spring Styles. o 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 goods. 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 ders. 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. 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. BANK [AND THE WORLD BANKS ON YOU Send Your Order for Job Printing to The HERALD, Smithfield, N. C. Oxfords About 300 # pair OXFORDS brought from last season Beacon $4 to $4.50 Crossett $4.50 to $5 Bion F. Reynolds $5 to $6 Come and look them over At Old Prices N. B. Granthan Smithfield, N. C.