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The Smithfield herald. (Smithfield, Johnston Co., N.C.) 188?-current, April 05, 1918, Page 4, Image 4

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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 Eight Months, Six Months, Three Months. -40 Entered at the Post Office at Smith field, Johnston County, N. C., as Second-elass Matter. 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 home. 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 subject says: "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 has come." 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 war." 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 PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 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 once wrote: "A good man's prayers Will from the deepest lungeon climb Heaven's height 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 day. For what are men better than sheep or goats That nourish a blind life within the brain If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer 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 swered. 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 HARBOUR 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 partments. RUDOLPH KIRBY. 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 School. 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 laces' Farmer. 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 I smithfiIld's shopping center Special Sade 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 are gone. W. L. Woodall's Sons Smithfield, N. C. W JL ^11 ir J ??? mi. mu. ? 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. HOOD BROS. ON THE SQUARE - SMITHFIELD. N C

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