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? SELMA SCHOOL NOTES. *
Sometime last week, the members
of the senior class and the High
School faculty were presented with
small diplomas tied in preen and
white ribbon, which proved to be in
vitations to party given to the Sen
iors by the ninth and tenth grade
Domestic Science Classes. Each mem
ber of the Domestic Science Classes
invited a partner, and the same pri
vilege was extended to the Seniors.
The party was held in the dinning
room of the school building on last
Friday night and was the occasion of
one of the best times we have had
during the school year.
The color scheme of green and
white, the seniors' colors, was carried
out in the decorations. Many Easter
lilies and other white flowers were
used. The class-cake was iced witlj
white, with 1918 in large green let
ters, on top.
Each guest had been requested to
bring his first photograph and these
were numbered upon their arrival.
When everyone had arrived score
cards, hand painted in sweet-peas, the
Senior's class flower, were handed
around, upon which each guest was
to guess the identity of the photo
graphs, by number. Much fun was had
over indentifying us in baby regalia.
Linwood Richardson and Edgar Chop
in tied, each having identified sixteen
pictures. Next we played Progressive
Senior Dice. Immediately after this,
refreshments, consisting of cream and
cake, were served. Other games fol
lowed until eleven o'clock came, all
too soon, and we made a reluctant de
parture, all of the guests declaring it
a most enjoyable occasion.
Those present were, of the Senior
Miss Rena King, Mr. Junius Peedin.
Miss Miss Lelia Straughan, Mr.
Miss Lillian Snipes, Mr. Needham
Miss Esther Vinson, Mr. James
Miss Grace Foster, Mr. Edgar
Mr. Linwood Richardson, Miss Hel
en May, of Oxford, N. C., Mr. Hous- 1
ton Reynolds, Miss Ruth Worley.
The other guest:
Miss Clara Eason, Mr. Roger |
Miss Zilphia Fulghum, Mr. Rich
Miss Mabel Wilkinson, Mr. Hubert
Strickland, of Pine Level, N. C.
Miss Bertha Moser, Mr. Carlie Kir
Miss Margie Benoy, Mr. Thomas
Fulghum-, of Micro, N. C.
Miss Elizabeth Earp, Mr. David
Miss Eula Mae Edgerton, Mr. Jen
Miss Emma Lucas Ward, Mr. Clay
Mis3 Gertrude Stallings, Mr. Wil
lia .is Brown.
M'es Mae Straughan, Mr. Walter
Ofthe High School Teachers:
Mr. Coy R. Williams, Miss Bettie
Misses Hc'cn Paris, Miss Margaret
Boseman, Julia Passmore, and Mr.
E. H. Moser.
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I think of all the things at school,
A pupil has to do,
That studying French, is as a rule,
The worst of all don't you?
Of words there are an awful sight,
And though I study day and night,
There are only two I've got just
They are "C'est urai", it is true.
Napoleon said in '61,
When he kept the Russians on the
And someone said that this is fun,
He said "C'est urai," it's true.
And General Foch both bold and
He hasn't got a thing on you,
For you're a great admirer too,
Of "'est urai," it is true.
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The lower grades of the school have
shown that they are wide awake
The first grade's Thrift Stamp re
port for this week is one nundred
sixty two dollars. These folks are do
ing their best in helping Uacle Sam
win the war.
The pupils of this grade have been
studying sketches and short stories
of Holland and have lately reproduc
ed that part of Europe very beautiful
ly on a sand table. The eatire table
with the exception of the small walk
ways is covered with soft green moss,
which alone, makes you think of the
low green pasture lands of the Neth
erlands. At the lower side of the table
is a windmill surrounded on all sides
by its dikes and walkways. Upon the
walks are small dolls to represent
the natives of Holland, and out upon
the moss covered fields, the cattle are
The table is very pretty and it has
been interesting to the older people
as well as to the children.
Most of the grades are now work
ing with the Courtis Tests. The first
test is given in the fall and the second
test is given in the fall and the
second in the spring, thus the
spring papers testing the improve
ment made during the year. Some of
the records of the recent tests show
quite an improvement over those tak
en last fall. The fifth and sixth
grade's record show that the two
grades are ninety per cent perfect in
accuracy. ? E. M. V.
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That cooking and poetry have
something in common is illustrated
by the following recipe for mayon
To make this condiment the poet
The yellow of one fresh egg.
Turn into a large white dish
And beat as much as you wish.
Of powdered mustard add a single
Distrust the condiment that bites to
Do not think it a big fault
To add a big shake of salt.
Into this mixture shake around
A large whiff of pepper ground.
Then some vinegar, then some oil,
If you do not stir it, it will spoil.
Last of all on a lettuce leaf
Some salad drop very brief.
This fine salad place before your
And ever after your name he will
? M. W.
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Hurrah for you debaters, we're proud
You upheld Selma's honor, both val
iantly and true;
If you are victorious we'll be proud
of you the more,
But if you are beaten we will not get
For we are too proud of the honors
To look back behind you to the faults
The harder you're hit, the quicker re
We should worry about you.
For to victory you're bound.
? O. L. B.
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Although losing in the State Wide
Debate held at Chapel Hill last week,
we are proud to say that our negative
team gave Wilson the chase of their
lives. We have been informed by good
authority, that if we ad won over
Wilson, Selma would have brought
the Aycock Memorial Cup to old
Johnston County. Both of the Selma
teams did excellent in this contest.
We have not been discharged, but are
going to try the harder to bring this
cup home in 1919. ? C. L. B.
CLAYTON "OVER THE TOP''
IN THIRD LIBERTY LOAN
That Clayton may have the signal
honor of flying the first Liberty Loan
honor flag in North Carolina was ren
dered possible by the action last Sat
urday of the leaders here of the Lib
erty Loan Committee in sending check
to the Federal Reserve Bank at Rich
mond for the first payment on Liberty
Loan Bonds to the amount of $34,
100.00, this being eleven hundred dol
lars more than Clayton's quota and
was sent days in advance of the open
ing of the campaign for the Third Lib
erty Loan. The bonds were subscribed
and signed for by twenty-three per
sons and the initial 5 per cent pay
ment made by the subscribers, which
will probably win for our town the
destinction of being the first town in
North Carolina to sell the allotted
quota of bonds of the Third Liberty
This is a splendid achievement and
speaks in loudest terms of the pa
triotism of our citizenship. However,
this does not mean that our citizens
are freed from obligation to purchase
bonds, for the allotment of Clayton
was based on the minimum amount of
the issue, three billion dollars, and the
patriotic obligation of each individual
citizen still is to evidence to the ex
tent of his ability to purchase bonds
in support of his government. The ones
who have purchased these bonds have
done handsomely ? It is up to the rest
of us to carry the community's tak
ings to a still higher mark. ? Clayton
Why Glasses Are Called Tumblers.
About 1500 years ago the Saxons
in England used drinking vessels that
were made of horns of cattle or oxen.
They were shaped like cones. As their
bottoms were pointed they would not
stand erect. When a man had his
drinking horn filled he disposed of
its contents at a single draught and
did not lay it down until he had
drained it. These horns were tumblers
in the sense that they would not stay
upright. Although our modern glasses
do not have this objectionable quality,
the name that originated in early
Saxon times still persists. ? Ex.
A cou?try worth fighting for is a
country worth saving for. Buy Thrift
A BAFFLING DISEASE
ON HARKERS ISLAND.
kills Seven People. Sickens Many.
No Reports Mad. Until Epidemic
Had Run Its Course.
Seven people on Harke's Island
near Beaufort, have died recently of
some disease. The State Board of
Health had no knowledge of the cut
break until the local registrar made
his monthly report and reported sev
en deaths from the islar.J having a
population of only about 600. A
prompt investigation was made, but
the epidemic had already run its
course, having killed seven and made
many others very sick. There is no
doctor on the island, and about all
the investigator could learn from
some of these left in regard to the
disease was that they were taken with
a chill and severe pain in the head,
ear ache, pain in back and shoulders,
fever lasting sometimes several days.
If ears burst and discharged stinking
matter, they got well, if not they die."
A number of people said they thought
the disease was "distemper."
'"Whatver the disease may have
been," according to Dr. A. McR.
Crouch, State Epidemiologist, "the
fact remains no reports were made to
the county quarantine officer, when
cases fi?*3t began to occur, so no steps
could be taken by the health authori
ties to check or control the epidemic.
The fact that Harkers Island is iso
lated from the main land and has no
physician, of course, mitigates the re
sponsibilityi of the people very great
ly, but quite similar occurrences are
Trequently found where parents, or
even physicians, fail to promptly re
port a case of some contagious dis
ease, such as measles or whooping
cough and, as a result, others fre
quently contract the disease from the
Below are the cases of contagious
diseases reported to me during the
month of March:
Measles and German Measles ?
Emma McGraw, Selma, child of C. A.
Corbett, Selma, Preston Wallace, Clay
ton, Burt King, Clayton, Mrs. Burt
King, Clayton, Joe Johnson, Smith
field, Elizabeth Smith, (col.) Smith
field, Virginia Broadhurst, Smithfield,
Mrs. Norma Eason, Princeton.
Whooping Cough? Nellie Eason,
Zebulon, R. F. D., children of
Will Pittman, children of Jesse Eason,
Selma, R. F I)? children of Mordecai
Batten, Selma, R. F. D., children of
Louis Crabtree, Selma, R. F. D., chil
dren of John W. Eason, Selma, R. F.
D., children of Roscoe Eason, Selma,
R. F. D., children of Manly Narron,
Selma, R. F. D., 1 child of W. K. Eas
on, Selma ,R. F .D., 2 children of F.
J. Williams, Selma, R. F. D., 1 child of
C. A. Williams, Selma, R. F. D. chil
dren of W. S. Earp, Selma, R. F. D.,
Mabel Atkinson (col.) Princeton, No.
1, Sarah Josephine Holt, Princeton,
No. 1, Timothy Lane, (col.) Princeton,
Sylvester Lane, (colored) Prince
ton, Alvin Sullivant, Princeton, No. 3,
Blanche McNair, Zebulon, No. 1, baby
J. A. Harris, Zebulon, No. 1, children
of Wm. Brown, Selma, No. 1, chil
dren of Marsh Murphy, Selma, R. F.
D., children of Mrs. Mary Ellen Davis,
Selma, No. 1, children of Matthew
Murphy, Selma ,No. 1, children of
Needham Ward, Selma, children of J.
W. Harris, Clayton, children of J. B.
Harrison, Clayton, No. 1, children of
David Eatman, Clayton, No. 1, chil
dren of Daniel Harper, Selma, 1.
Typhoid Fever ? Will Temples, Ben
son, R. F. D.
Small Pox ? Adam Medlin, Selma.
MRS. THEL HOOKS,
County Quarantine Officer.
Buy War Savings.
Mr. Editor: ? I wish that I might
say or do something to encourage the
people of our township to rightly con
sider the great good they can do for
our Government by lending their mon
ey to Uncle Sam to aid in the win
ning of this war, besides the principal
and interest that we get paid to us in
1923. I wish all the men of our
township, could have been present at
our school house Friday night, the
6th and heard the earnest appeal
made to the audience along this line
by Dr. Eason, who claims to be no
orator and unprepared on the grounds
that another man had promised to do
the speaking and who failed to be
there. However all present, I am
quite sure, will agree with me that
the manner in which he told us of
our duty to the Govern nent, deserves
very great praise. The doctor told us
that the Government needed our mon
ey and must have it, to run this war,
that it lay to our choice to lend and
get it back with interest, or pay it
by taxation. The issue could not
have been explained in any more fit
ting words by any one; and I hope it
may have the proper effect upon the
people. It is said by some of our
statesmen that it is far better for the
government to be run by the few dol
lars of the million people, than the
million dollars of a few men. Let the
people well bear in mind that a few
dollars from each and every man
N. B. HINTON.
Sale of Real Estate
Smithfield, N. C., The Beckwith Place, Now own -
ed by Mrs . Claude Smith, one Block From
the Post Office and Court House
Wednesday, April 24, 1918
10:30 A. M.
Description of Property To He Offered
A very few high grade residence lots and ore house and lot on the Beckwith
place, now owned by Mrs. Claude Smith, one block from the Postoffice and court house,
Smithfield, N. C. The dwelling contains six room?, is supplied with water and sewerage,
and a good size lot will be cut to go with it. This very high-grade property should appeal
to you without a doubt. Its closeness to the center of town, its surroundings, and every
thing in connection with it, make it valuable. Your price will buy it on terms of 1-4 casn,
the balance in 1 and years. By all means, be at the sale, Wednesday, April 24th, 10:30 a. m.
Figure the value of residential property in Smithfield ten years ago, then
figure it today you will quickly see that values are steadily increasing.
There is nothing else you can buy which is so safe as real estate, and especi
ally Smithfield real estate.
Then, too.you have a vision of that home-the one you have been thinking about
for some time - don't spend your life thinking about it, start it - the time to start is at our
sale. You can buy some lots, have them soon paid for and then it will be easy for you to
get your home.
People who amount to anything, don't wait for certainties before they act. The
man who uses the best judgement he can and forges ahead, is the man who will ultimate
ly succed. Are you in this class? If not, get in it by purchasing some lots on the Beck
with place. A start and preseverence to the finish accomplishes wonders.
By all means, be on hand at this sale, Wednesday, April 24, 10:30 a. in.
Sale Conducted For Mrs. Claude Smith, Smithfield, N. C., By
Atlantic Coast Realty Company
"The Name that Justifies Your Confidence"
For information, call on R. E. Johns, at Smithfield Hotel.
Offices: Greenville, N. C. and Petersburg, Va.
"Buy War Savings Stamps Today. Inquire at your bank or postoffice"
\ Between Mr. Doubtful and Mr. Right
Mr. Doubtful: 41 1 don't see how I
can buy any more Liberty Bonds. I
bought all I could last fall. I'm not a
rich man and I don't think it's fair or just
to expect me to do anything more than I
Mr. Right: "Let's see ? your next
door neighbor's boy enlisted, didn't he?"
Mr. Doubtful: "Yes, he's over in
France now. Mighty fine, stalwart boy,
Mr. Right : "Exactly, and some day
that splendid boy, the pride of his par
ents' hearts, may go 'over the top' in a gal
lant charge, stop a German bullet, and fall
in the mud and debris of No Man's Land.
Isn't that asking too much of him, and of
his family? Is that 'fair?' Is that 'just?' "
Mr. Doubtful: "Why\ it's awful, of
course, but it can't be helped. This is war,
sad men have to be killed in it."
Mr. Right; "You've said it ? this Is
war! To win the war it might be neces
sary for the government to take your
factory away from you, and ruin your
business. It might be necessary to take
your house and turn you out in the street.
What of that? Is that as great a sacrifice
as your neighbor makes, or stands ready
to make, when he gives his boy to his
country? Yet you don't think it's your
duty to pinch and save, and borrow if
need be, in order to buy Liberty Bonds,
and thus help shorten the war, make vic
tory certain, and save the lives of thou
sands of American boys who will other
wise be uselessly sacrificed.
Mr. Doubtful : "I guess that's true,
Mr. Right, I have been thoughtless. I'll
stop complaining and criticising, and put
up my last dollar if need be, to help
win this war."
This Space Paid For and Contributed By
N. B. GRANTHAM, Smithfield, N. C.