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SELMA SCHOOL NOTES.
Miss Paris has offered a prize to
any member of the tenth and eleventh
grades Domestic Science Classes who
writes the best essay on some subject
pertaining to that department. Every
member of the class has submitted a
paper and is showing much interest
in the winning of that prize. The sub- '
jecta selected are timely, most of them
being concerned with conservation
of food, and the problems of the house
wife. The best essay has not yet been
decided upon. ? W. P. W.
The first grade is progressing rapid
ly in their their Thrift and War Sav
ings Stamps. The third and fourth
grades are in the race too. They have
purchased $1)5.00 worth of Thrift and
War Saving's Stamps. The total for
the school is $3,587.00, up to April
4th. The standing for each grade is
First Grade $140.75
Second Grade $1048.50
Third and Fourth Grades 95.00
Fifth and Sixth Grades ....2070.25'
Seventh Grade 142.00 I
Eighth Grade 40.50
Ninth Grade 21.00 [
Tenth (trade 42.00
Eleventh Grade 21.00
Total 3, 587.00 j
? L. S. '
Woes of Palmer Writing.
Of all the methods of writing with
which we are blest,
I'almer, I assure you, is the darnest
Every day when we want to write
It's "(Jet in position for I'almer, with
never a flinch."
Then for one solid hour, it seems to
But it's really only twenty minutes,
We, the unfortunate tens and levens,
have to endure
The following dictation from our
"Double-space ovals, round and
Straight lines up, up and down."
We have all acquired great skill,
In making this pest of a drill.
But oh, that Palmer, when the Eng
Who is a regular old sanctified preach
At whose command, we all shrke,
Though being very polite, of course,
Says, "Use # Palmer, you must, and
the best that you can
For you must always write like a
In closing, I wish to advise all prin
cipals of schools,
Never teach Palmer, it's a pest in a
?J. W. A.
The Selma debaters leave for Chap
el Hill next Thursday, April 11th. The
entire school is very much interested
in the success of our debaters there. 1
We are back of them and expect to
hear of them in the finals.
The High School boys are planning
to make a baseball diamond and three
tennis courts on the playground. The
boys are anxious to have as good ten- 1
nis courts and baseball diamond as j
there is in Johnston County. The
boys are going to work at recess and
in the afternoon. ? C. K.
Last Thursday, the Archer Liter
ary Society was entertained by a very
interesting programme. The pro
gramme was based on the life and
works of James Whitcomb Riley, j
There were several recitations, the '
most interesting and humorous being '
recited by Margie Benoy and Annie
Mac Roberts. Margie Benoy recited
"Our Hired Girl," and Annie Mae
Roberts, "The Raggedy Man." The
dialogue by Emma Lucas Ward and
Ruth Worley deserves special men
tion because of splendid impersona
tion of a little boy visiting the cir
cus by Emma Lucas Ward. A part
of the Riley programme will be given
in Chapel some morning next week
for the benefit of the little children.
Next Thursday is "Stunt" day in
the Archer Literary Society. Two
girls were selected from eaqh grade
to arrange for a stunt for their grade.
These programmes are to be lively
and humorous, containing plenty of
fun. ? Z. H. F.
"The Captain of Plymouth", a com
ic opera by Tibbals and Eldridge will
be presented commencement under the
direction of Miss Folger, the music
teacher. Seventy-five characters will
be represented. This opera is the story
of the courtship of Miles Standish in
modern style. ? J. W. A.
The programme for Moser Literary
Society for Thursday, April 4th, was
very interesting. For the last two
or three weeks, the programme com
mittee ha? been making programmes
with two to three impromptu
speeches , and the boys have shown
that they are capable of doing this
kind of work. Tho programme for
April 4th was as follows:
News Items Clarence Corbett
Current Events Joseph Talton
Recitation Darius Foster
Composition Jennings Talton
Thrift Talk Harvey Corbett
Talk ? The Present War Situation ?
Three Minute War Saking's Talk ?
Selma, N. C., April 5, 1918.
WINS $1,000 WRITING
Author, W. T. Pa*e, I* Descendant
of a President.
"The American's Creed," f"r which
the city of Baltimore offered a prize of
$1,000, was made public hero yester
day. Its selection was the result of a
"national citizens' creed contest," ap
proved by President Wilson, Speak
er "(Mark :>nd a host of famous Amer
icans. The author of the creed, who
wins the $1,000 prize is William Ty
ler Page, of Friendship Heights, Md.
"The American's Creed ? 1 believe
in the United States of America as a
irovernment of the people, by the peo
ple; whose just powers are derived
from the consent of the governed; a
democracy in a republic; a sovereign
nation of many sovereign States; a
perfect Union, one and inseparable;
established upon those principles of
freedom, equality, peace and human
ity for which American patriots sac
rificed their lives and fortunes.
"I therefore believe it is my duty
to my country to love it; support its
Constitution; to obey its laws; to re
spect its flag, and to defend it agftinst
William Tyler Page is a descendent
of a President of the United State,
John Tyler, and of a signer of the
American Declaration of Independ
ence, Carter Braxton. He was born in
Frederick, Md., the birthplace of
Francis Scott Key, and he attended
the public schools of Baltimore. ?
How (o St retch a Pound of Butter.
In this day when the price of but
ter is soaring around <50 cents per
pound any suggestions for making it
do more are most welcome to the
housewife. Mrs. Josephus Daniels
has tried the following plan of increas
ing the family butter with the hap
piest results and has turned it over to
the Division of Home Demonstration
Work. This Division has also tried it,
states Mrs. Jane S. McKimnjon, found
it good, and in turn, hands it to the
public that it may enjoy a thickly
buttered slice of bread almost at the
same cost that it did a thinly buttered
Here is the recipe. Cut a half pound
of butter into small pieces and put
into a bowl and keep in a warm place
until soft but not oily. Heat one cup
of milk just to the boiling point, re
move and cool until like-warm. Beat
the milk into the butter with an egg
whip, pouring in a little until all has
been taken up. The resulting mass
will be light "and creamy and will
taste very much like butter fresh
from the churn. The color of this but
ter will, of course, be much lighter than
the original pat and will be less snlty.
If a salty flavor is desired more may
It is needless to say that this prod
uct will not stay very long. It is advis
able therefore, to keep it upon ice and
whip up only as much as will be con
sumed in one or two days. Butter balls
cannot be made of this product as
they will fail to pieces in the making
but it can be molded and cut in
squares. Try it; you will find it good
and economical. ? Extention Work
Progress in Army Health.
In the Civil war, accordinp to I)r.
YV. W. Keen, there were 70,462 cases
of typhoid fever and 29,336 death
In the war with Spain, in which
only 107,973 of our men were enpaped
in the Army, there were 20,738 cases
and 1580 deaths.
In our army in the present war the
record of September 21, 1917, to Jan
uary 25 ,1918, covers a period lonper
by one month than the war with
There was a daily averape durinp
these months of 742,826 men in the
cantonments and camps.
There have been amonp these men
119 cases of typhoid and paratyphoid.
After the anti-typhoid inoculation
was completed, in the six weeks from
December 14 to January 25, 1917,
there were only seven cases.
If it had been 1898 and the same
conditions had prevailed accordinp to
this nestor of Philadelphia medicine,
there would have been 114,506 cases
instead of 119.
Sape and sane experimentation with
animals made possible this vast re
duction in the sum total of human
suffering. ? Philadelphia Public Led
THE WEEK'S NEWS IN CLAYTON
Clayton, April 4. ? Mr. Foy Thomp
son, of I>ruham, spent Easter here
Mr. Ekie Gattis, who belongs to
the U. S. Army and now stationed
at Greenville, S. C., was here a few
days this week with his mother, Mrs.
M. E. Gattis.
Miss Melba McCullers visited
friends in .Raleigh this week.
Miss Theo Wooten, of Peace In
stitute, spent the past week-end here
with her sister, Mrs. C. G. Gulley.
Among the school girls who were at
home for the Easter holidays are
Misses Carrie Austin, Aldine Oneil
and Lucile Todd from G. C. W., Clee
Ellis and Geine Thomas from Mere
dith College; Telza Barnes from the
Conservatory of Music at Durham,
and Blanche Ellis from Littleton Col
Mr. Garland S. Wall who is in ser
vice at Camp Jackson, S. C., is here
for a week's visit with friends and
Miss Rosalie Pope spent Easter
Monday in Raleigh with friends.
Miss Bobbie Cobb, a student of G.
C. W., was here with her sister, for
the Easter holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Parker who
for the past few months have made
their home here, left Tuesday of this
week for Newport News, Va., where
they will make their home in the fu
ture .Mr. Parker held a position at
Mayo Furniture Co. He and his wife
will be greatly missed but our best
wishes go with them to their new
Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Jenkins, of
Hampton, ' Va., were here to spend
Easter with relatives. Mrs. Jenkins
and little daughter will be here for
a couple of weeks.
Miss Jessie Eason, of Louisburg
College, spent the Easter holidays
here with her aunt, Mrs. B. A. Ho
Miss Telza Barnes had as her guest
during the holidays, her friend, Miss
Bailey, of the Conservatory at Dur
On last Sunday morning a special
Easter service was held at the Bap
tist church. A large audience was
present to enjoy it. There was no ser
vice at night as the pastor was away
attending the Union Meeting. Several
of the members attended the cantata
at the Horne Memorial church. The
program was splendid, being prepar
ed by Mrs. C. T. Gulley and her mus
ic class along with Miss Thco Woot
en, of Peace Institute, Raleigh.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Smith and chil
dren, of Selma, spent Sunday here
with Mrs. J. D. Gulley.
Misses Willie White, of Wilson, and
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. White, of Golds
boro, came up last Friday and spent
the night with their brother, Mr. A.
S. White. They all left Saturday a.
m. on Mr. A. S. White's Buick for
Concord to spend Easter with their
father. They returned Monday after
In spite of the rain which came
Monday a. m. the young people of
Clayton made their way to Hood's
pond where they enjoyed picnicing.
In the evening Mrs. Arthur Griffin en
tertained in honor of her sister. Miss
Bobbie Cobb of G. C. W.
Miss Norma Gower spent several
days recently with relatives at Erank
Mr. Marion Todd, of Durham, spent
the holidays here with friends.
In our little town, oh! sad to tell,
There's a merchant who doesn't know
how to sell,
A sawyer who doesn't know how to ]
A lawyer who doesn't know how to
A teacher who doesn't know how to
A preacher who doesn't know how
A painter who can't paint very well.
A printer who doesn't know how to |
An odd-jobs man with never a job,
A cobbler who doesn't know how to
A miller who doesn't know how to
A butcher who doesn't know how to
A racer who doesn't know how to race,
A mason who doesn't know how to
A clocksmith who can not mend a
And a doctor who doesn't know how
And, since none of these are busy
You will find them agrin and yet
Ever anon and a few times more,
Round the stove in Mendolson's
Each talking fieely and through his
Doing the thing they are expert at,
Giving advice to farmers.
? The Prairie Farmer.
Do your part by your Government
by buying War Savings Stamps.
T o Help Defeat
The money you pay for Liberty Bonds NOW will
help defeat our enemies, will save the lives of thous
ands of our sons, and shorten the war by insuring an
You should be thankful for the opportunity to
put to such splendid purpose every dollar you can
save or borrow.
It may well be that the Bond you buy will bring
home to the arms of his loved ones, an American boy
who would otherwise have perished.
AND LAY THEM AWAY
This Space Paid For and Contributed by
W. L. WOODALL'S SONS
SMITHFIELD, N. C.
For pimples, black-heads, freckles, blotcfeci
and tan, as well as for more serious (ace, scalp
and body eruptions, hives, ccxema. etc., use
this scientific compound of Sulphur. Asa lo
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a few drops In a glass of water? it gets at the
root of the trouble and purifies the blood.
Physicians agree that sulphur Is one of the
most effective blood purifiers known. Re
member. a good complexion isn't skin deep
?it's health deep
Be sure to ask for HANCOCK SULPHUR
COMPOUND. It has been used with satis
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SOe and f 1 th$ bottle
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we will send you a bottle direct.
HANCOCK LIQUID SULPKUB
JBbmi rl Skbh*r Or*
wwt?iS r*i SOc?M "? ?<** ?*?
Show your patriotism by contribut
ing to the American Red Cross.
Why That Lame Back?
Morning lameness, sharp twinges
when bending, or an all-day back
ache; each is cause enough to sus
pect kidney trouble. Get after the
cause. ? Help the kidneys. We
Americans go it too hard. We ov
erdo, overeat and neglect our
sleep and exercise and so we are
fast becoming a nation of kidney
sufferers. 72 per cent more deaths
than in 1890 is the 1910 census
story. Use Doan's Kidney Pills.
Smithfield people recommend
A Smithfield Case.
7V/T* p ,f ft*ry' (
C. R. Turner,
chief of police.
were in a weak
and at times
me very much.
I had pains in
my back and
across my loins
?*nd my kidneys
acted irregularly, causing me
much annoyance. Doan's Kidney
Pills relieved me of all symptoms
of kidney trouble and I am glad
to recommend them."
Cct Doan't it Aoj Store, 60c ? Box
Fottcr-Mflburii Co. - Baffdo. N. T.
NICE TIMBER FOR SALE
Nice timber for sale ? On lands of Mrs. S.
T. Barham, 5 miles from Wilson's Mills on Buf
falo Creek, about 600,000 to 700,000 feet. Low
price for quick sale, or would give good price to
have it cut and racked. I^XIH
Also I wish to offer best Red Cedar Shingles
and plastering laths at right prices.
GEO. H. WRIGHT, Wendell, N. C,
jjtWMfatMfMfWWW 'A' U?W ?A >?A? 'A'
I want you to keep
me in mind and
to buy a sewing ma
chine, let me know
about it, Do not wait
but write me. I will
carry you the New
Home, thebest fam
ily machine made.
Get ready for that
J. M. BE A TY, Smithfield, N. C.
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