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The Smithfield Herald
Published Every Tuesday and Friday.
BEATY & LASSITER
Smithfield. N. C.
Editors and Proprietara,
Caith in Advance.
RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION:
One Yeai 1,1
Three Months. -40
Entered at the Post Office at Smith
field, Johnston County, N. C., as
THE DUTY OF THE HOI K.
For the past three months great ef
forts have been made to get the peo
ple to understand and invest in War
Savings Stamps. This War Savings
campaign is to be kept up through
the year. Hut for the next four weeks,
beginning to-morrow, the emphasis is
to be laid on the subscriptions to the
Third Liberty Loan.
Nearly two millions of American
men are now in trnianig ? in the
camps and cantonments, in the Navy,
in the Marin??s, in the Army ? for ser
vice in the World War. Some are al
ready "over there." Some have al
ready made the supreme sacrifice. To
stand by these men who have laid
their lives on their country's alUir is
The Duty of the Hour to those left at
Within these next four weeks our
Government wants to raise the enor
mous sum of threti billion dollars
through the Third Liberty Loan. The
Government is going to the men
who have money and telling them its
needs and is asking for a loan from
them. It is a great honor to lend to
such a great Government. Not only is
it an honor, but it is also a fine in
vestment. Government bonds are the
finest kind of securities. They are
non-taxable and are absolutely safe ?
as safe as the ten dollar bills now in
circulation in this country.
The Literary Digest, writing on this
"Refusal, neglect, insufficient effort
fo subscribe now for the Third Liber
ty Loan will be an invitation to the
Hun to ravish and loot American
homes and cities. President Wilson
spoke straight to each of us when he
said: "The supreme test of the nation
The journal just mentioned says
that it has no message so serious to
give its readers at this time "as this
call of the nation's supreme need for
patriotism and unselfish service in
the purchase of Liberty Bonds. Now
is the time to feel the red blood of
manhood and womanhood beating hot
in our veins with a single compelling
purpose, a single mastering love, a
spirit of sacrifice, that gives all to
America. Heroes at home must stand
behind heroes in France to win this
THE EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN.
Johnston County is just now begin
ning a campaign for better schools.
There is no doubt of the result if the
people can be made to understand the
situation as it applies to our public
school system. It is for this very rea
son that we invite short letters for
publication on this vital subject. Those
of our school folks who understand
the situation are the ones to make
those who have not given the subject
any special study acquainted with
the needs of the schools. If the edu
cational leaders in Johnston County
are really in earnest about this mat
ter now is the time to show it. The
time for the campaign is short. What
is to be done must be done quickly.
Our columns are open for short let
ters, pithy and to the point. This is
not the time for the long-winded to ex
ploit their learning. A letter well
written and to the point containing
three hundred words is worth much
more at this particular time than a
letter with twelve hundred words.
McAdoo to Speak in Raleigh.
William G. Mcndoo, Secretary of
the Treasury, willVpeck in the Ral
eigh Auditorium neVt Tuesday night
on the Third Liberty^oan.
THE PRESSING NEED OF OUR
One of Clayton township's pood
farmers was in town yesterday. We
asked him about the attitude of the
people in his section in regard to the
school tr.x election. To our surprise,
he said that the people in his com
munity were talking of voting it
down, that they were paying too much
taxes already. It happens that this
man is living in a school district that
has a f-pecial t?x for schools and they
have all the school money they need
at present. Now, these people should
remember that if the special school
tax carries that they can ask the
County Commissioners to levy only a
part of their district special tax, or
leuve it all off if it is not needed.
When they understand this, and also
get a vision of their larger duty to
their county and State they will sure
ly see the matter in a different light.
They are raising the question that
it is costing more to run the schools
than it did l.r> years ago. Surely, it
costs more. We asked our farmer
friend about the extra cost in running
his farm. He said that not so many
years ago he could get a farm hand
for fifty cents a day without any trou
ble, Hut now he could not get one
for two dollars a day, for he offered
a man that price on Wednesday and
he refused to accept.
Our farmer friend further told us
that he knew of a teacher in the rural
districts who was teaching for forty
dollars a month and had to pay twen
ty dollars of that for board and room.
This one fact is sufficient to convince
any reasonable person that we ought
to have more money to run our
schools. Our duty is before us, and
that is to vote for the special tax on
Tuesday, April 30th.
PRAYER AM) THE GREAT WAR.
Coming up the street Monday
morning last, we met one of Smith
field's most prominent business nun
who has been Rreatly moved by the
recent events on he Western Front.
We asked him about the news in the
morning papers. "Oh, it looks so much
better," was his reply. "The British
are holding the Germans back in their
great rush. I tell you, "said he,
"there was too much praying in the
world yesterday, (Sunday) for the
Kaiser's army to succeed."
This gentleman realized and ex
pressed one of the most potent facts
in all the world ? the Power of Prayer.
Few souls fully realize the power of
prayer and for that reason there is
not as much praying done as would
be done otherwise. Joanna Bailey
"A good man's prayers
Will from the deepest lungeon climb
And bring a blessing down."
The Poet Tennyson wrote in "Morte
d' Arthur," these well known linos:
"More things are wrought by prayer
Than this world dreams of. Whereof
?let thy voice
Rise like a fountain for me night and
For what are men better than sheep
That nourish a blind life within the
If, knowing God, they lift not hands
Both for themselves and those who
call them friends!"
The devout Christian souls who be
lieve in the power of prayer with
confidence keep up their petitions for
a cessation of hostilities. In God's
own time their prayers will be an
IM ANT CORN NOW.
Although a few of our farmers
plant corn in March we have n vcr
advocated it because there is some
risk about it. Rut after April comes in
j we see no need of waiting: if the
jpround is ready and the weather suit
able. There are several advantages in
I the early corn. It can be worked
at least one time before cotton and
some other crops demand cultivation.
It is laid by earlier than late corn
and gives more time for other summer
work. It matures earlier and does not
make fodder pulling run into cotton
picking time. Early corn sometimes
misses droughts which greatly dam
age late corn. Of course almost every
J farmer will have some late com on
bottom land and in other places
where corn follows other crops, but
the main part of the corn crop should
be plr.nted early.
Show your patriotism by contribut
ing to the American Red Cross.
PORTRAIT GALLERY OF
OUR SOLDI KR BOYS
CHESTER L. STEPHENSON.
Corporal Chester L. Stephenson,
son of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Stephen
son, of Smilhfield, enlisted in the
Selma Company, National Guard, Jan
uary 13, 1916. When his country made
a call in 191B he answered the call and
went to Camp Glenn June 19, thut
year. He went from Camp Glenn to
the Mexican Border September 1916.
and served there until March 22,
1917. Ho is now serving his Becond
enlistment. He went to Camp Sevier
last Summi r when his Regiment was
ordered there, and is now a member
of Company C, 119th Keyiment of
Infantry. He is 19 years of age.
Edgar Barbour, of Banner town7
ship, went to Camp Jackson, October
8, 1917, : nd two weeks later trans
fers! to ('amp Sevier and assigned
to Machine Gun Company, 120th In
fantry. He is 22 yc>irs old and is a
son of Mr. and Mrs. Arlando Barbour.
He is a farmer and unmarried.
CHARLES FULTON STEPHENSON
Charles Fulton Stephenson, ape 112,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Theo. H. Steph
enson, is a member of Company 1),
105th Engineers at Camp Sevier. He
first went to Camp Jackson last Fall.
His parents, formerly of Johnston
County, are now living art Jonesboro.
At the time he was called into ser
vice he was with the Atlantic (\>cst
Line at Rocky Mount. At that time he
weighed 180 pounds. On February 1st
he weigh**! 201, showing: that Camp
life agrees with him. J
Get up by the clock and go to work
by the clock and you will pet some
thing done. Also go home by the
clock, else there will be something
doing. ? Wilmington Star.
I)R GROVER B. WOODAR1).
First Lieutenant Grover B. Wood
ard is a son of the late Barn.i Woodard,
He enlisted in June, iyi7, and went
to Fort Oglethorpe in August where
he spent some months in training. Af
ter he received his commission as
First Lieutenant he was assigned to
the 28th Engineers, Medical Corps,
and went to Camp Meade, Maryland.
He was later sent to France reaching
there about February 15th. He was a
practicing physician at Kenly when
he volunteered his services to Uncle
Sam last Summer, having graduated
from the Richmond Medical College
years previouslly. Lieut. Woodard was
m. rried to Miss Blanche Perry about
twe years ago. Mrs. Woodard is now
in Washington City where she is em
ployed in one of the Government de
Corporal Rudolph J. Kirby is r. son
of Mr. r.nd Mrs. J. H. Kirby, of Kenly.
He is only twenty years of a<re. He
j enlisted November 1, 1917, and went
to Camp Greenleaf, Fort Oglethorpe,
where he is a member of Company
H, Hospital Field servico. He is a
graduate of thr* Kenly State High
MARION BUTLER OLIVE.
Marion Butler Olive, of Smithfield,
went to Camp Jackson October 23,
1917 and was assigned to Machine
Gun Company, ,'524th Infantry. He
was on February first sent to Wash
ington Barracks where he was given a
place in the 56th U. S. Engineers. He
is a son of Mrs. D. A. Olive, of Smith
field township, and is 24 years of age.
He was living at Benson when he was
called into the military service.
The Argentine Corn Crop.
Last year and the year before, the
Argentine corn crop was rather small.
This yer.r's corn crop, however, which
is just mr.turing, gives promise of be
jing unusually good. Rains which have
been falling in Argentina during the
past month have been especially fav
orable to late-planted corn. It is esti
mate*! that Argentina can spare about
120,000,000 bushels of corn from the
new crop. This means that Argentina
will be able to contribute to the world
trade about twii ?> as much corn as the
United States contributed durin;; the
past twelve months, assuming that
ships can be had to move it. ? Wal
In 1914 Japan exported 9,000.000
pencils and in 1916 the number had
been increased to 168.000.000.
W. L. Woodall's Sons i
smithfiIld's shopping center
Coats and Suits
We are today beginning to offer our
entire stock of Coats and Suits at greatly
reduced prices. This stock consists of 25
coats and 35 suits. All new shapes and colors. |
$35.00 values $29.50
30.00 values 25.00
27.50 values 22.50
25.00 values 21.00
22.50 values 19.00
20.00 values 16.00
Come quick before these wonderful values
W. L. Woodall's Sons
Smithfield, N. C.
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Things You Want
It isn't any trouble at all to think of the
things you want. It's how to get them that
causes most of the worry.
There's the comfortable home, money
for old age, means to educate your children
that vacation trip, and a thousand and one
other things that comes crowding up the
minute you think of the things you want. A
little savings account at this bank is the
best start you can make toward having
these things. It will grow. The funds are
safe. Some day the things you want will be
yours if you work, save and bank with us.
The Clayton Banking Co.
CLAYTON, N. C.
BANK f AND THE WORLD BANKS ON YOU
A BIG CATCH
There will be no exaggeration in your "fish
stories" if you buy our Fishing Tackle. Our
tackle will tempt both fish and fishermen. The
quality and prices account for this. We can't
quote prices here because there are so many
qualities and styles, and it's the quality which
shows the correctness of the price.
ON THE SQUARE - SMITHFIELD. N C