Farm and Home Problems in Johnston
CANNING CLUB NOTES
By Mamie Sue Jones
By. A. M. Johnson
1. Because of my late arrival in
the county, it will oe impossible for
me to make a survey of every town
ship before it is too late to organize
cluos in some parts of the county. 1
would like for ail the girls and women
who wish to join the canning club, to
write me at Smithheld. 1 am planning
to organize a club in every township.
I hope to have these clubs so located
that every girl, who is interested in
the work, can attend the meetings.
2. If you expect to join the can
ning ciub, plant your tomatoes at
once. Plant the Stone tomato and the
Burpees Stringless Green Pod bean
y. Let me now how many tin cans
you will need. The sooner you order
your cans this season, the cheaper
they will be.
4. I would like for every club girl
to have a war garden this season. In
the war garden you grow vegetables
that do not have to be canned; as
peas, lima beans, onions, potatoes,
turnips, pumpkins, etc. When possible
grow two crops in one season in the
5. Housewife, do your bit by con
serving the four standard foods,
wheat, meat, sugar, and fats.
6. Save wheat by the use of more
corn meal. It does not change the
taste of wheat breads to use one
third meal, and the meal aids in the
digestibility of the bread.
7. While eggs are cheap use them
and save meat. On meatless days
serve eggs, dairy products, or beans
and peas as substitutes.
8. If you will use more dried
fruits in the preparation of meals,
you will need less sugar.
9. When fat has dregs in it, do
not put it in the garbage can. You
can use it again, if you will put water
in it, and boil it for twenty minutes.
After it has cooled, the fat can be re
moved and used again.
MAMIE SUE JONES,
Emergency Home Demonstration Agt.
1. Rumors, hearsay or newspaper
talk will not get the nitrate of soda
to you farmers; W. H. Lassiter will do
that. We expect the first shipment
here about the first of April and you
will be notified thru the county pa
pers, just what day it) will arrive. John
ston County will get all she ordered,
but only enough for the grains will
come in the first shipment; about ten
per cent. Every farmer will be treated
alike, in every respect, in delivering.
Deposit your money and keep your
eye on the county papers.
2. Last week, a G. I. Smith, Dunn,
N. C., advertised in this paper that
he would make a soil-test for Root(
Lice in cotton and give you farmers
a prescription to eliminate it for
a prescription to eliminate It for twen
ty-five dollars. Now if you farmers
will keep in touch with your town-^
ship board of agriculture we will get
rid of the root louse and G. I. Smith
also, without cost.
3. Spray your apple trees as soon
as the blossoms have fallen off with
one gallon commercial lime sulphur
two pounds arsenate of lead powder
and forty gallons water, to control the
scab, the canker and the bud moth.
4. Creolin or kreso dip mixed with
water to a two-per cent solution and
sprayed on is the cheapest and most
effective remedy for ridding hogs of
5. Hardwood charcoal in the pig
pens will keep out more sickness than
all the stock foods you can buy. Burn
6. Farmers who need farm labor
now or later tell me about it. And
those who want work on the farm
also let me know.
7. If you have any trouble in get
ting good seed of any kind let me
know about it, and the prices you pay.
8. Do not use cotton seed for feed
ing or for fertilizing; our govern
ment needs them for oil.
9. Do not spay your gilts; pen up
10. Begin to get ready for sowing
permanent pastures in September.
MT. ZION COMMUNITY
SETS AN EXAMPLE.
The people of Mt. Zion community,
Cleveland township, on Friday even
ing, March 22nd, held an ice-cream
supper in the school house for the
benefit of the Red Cross.
There are several fine young men
gone from this neighborhood to serve
their country, with more to go soon,
and the folks at home are desirous of
doing their bit along all lines for
Uncle Sam and humanity. It was de
cided that one way to help, and to
help immediately, was to raise funds
to aid some local Red Cross chapter.
The contributions of raw materials for
the entertainment were most gener
ous; and the financial success of the
evening was due to the fact that
many attended and everybody pres
ent spent willingly and liberally.
The Butter Bean Jar earned thrc
dollars. A cake sold at auction brought
sixteen dollars and seventy-five cents,
and the total net amount raised was
This will he forwarded to the near
est chapter, which is tha Raleigh
Chapter, for use in the work room.
McCullers, R. 1, March 23.
RAILROAD MAN IN NAVY
OFFERS A TOAST TO KAISER.
George Morrow Mayo, formerly a
clerk in the office of freight claim
agent of Southern Railway System at
Washington, who is now a gunner's
mate in the United States Navy, is I
the author of the following toast to
Here's to the Blue of the wideswept
When we meet on the fields of
May the spirit of Grant be with you ?
As the sons of the North advance.
And here's to the Gray of the sun
When we meet on the fields of
May the spirit of Lee be with you all
As the sons of the South advance.
And here's to the Blue and Gray as
When we meet on the fields of
May the spirit of God be with us all
As the sons of the Flag advance.
Southern News Bulletin.
Argentina is the chief consumer of
tea among the nations of Latin Amer
ica. importing more than 3,000,000
pounds from Asia last year.
LETTER FROM PERCY STEVENS
Tells How the Hoys of His Company
and the North Carolina Boys in
His Regiment at Camp Jackson
Appreciated the Can Goods and
Fruits Sent from Sanders Chapel
Please allow me space in your valua
ble papor to express my thanks and
the thanks of many other North Caro
lina boys cf my Regiment, for the real
nico shipment of canned goods which
was shipped to me from my dear peo
ple? and friends of Sanders Chapel
neighborhood for the North Carolina
boys of my Regiment. I will assure
all that each and every one of us ap
preciate it more than those that con
tributed will ever know. I know not
how to even try to express our many
many thanks. It's beyond my juris
I got news that the goods were at
the express office Tuesday afternoon.
So after supper I and my North Caro
lina rfiends of my company went for
the goods. I found one big box after
another, 132 quarts in all. The
people at home would have laughed
had they have seen us boys as we
grunted under those heavy boxes
while returning to our barracks. But
we were only too glad to have the op
We were some comical looking boys
on our way back. We were unusually
happy to think that the dear ones at
home had thought of us in such expres
Tne mess sergeant was kind enough
to let us unpack it in the mess hali as
sisted by L. B. Bullock, of my company
from Wilson, N. C., formerly employ
ed by Austin-Stephenson Company of
Smilhfield. I unpacked the fruit Wed
nesday at noon and placed it on one
of our army tables in army style-. All
that saw the many kinds of fruit and
large quantity, fine as it was, were
asking many questions. Many asked
if the Red Cross sent it to us! I told
them no. It was the good people of
Snnders Chapel that gave it. Then
you could hear them say. "W. 11 they
sure are nice to send such a treat and
such quantity." I was real scrry when
Bullock and I opened the boxes and
found some broken jars and wcrsi
of all, whs that a one-half gallon jar
of peach preserves that my aunt had
sent to me. When I looked for it I
found it just broken in too many
pieces to mention.
I asked that an order be sent out
from regimental headquarters to each
company in our regiment requesting
that each North Carolina boy in our
regiment call at my company after a
treat from old North Carolina. Short
ly after supper Thursday about 6:15
o'clock they began to feme in. They
lined up at the mess hall door and
then marched by the table in single
file Each man getting a quart of the
kind of fruit he liked best. I'm glad
we had all kinds as men from different
counties like different kinds. The
Sampson county boys called for huck
leberries. The boys from up in the
western part of the State called for
apples, while the boys from John
ston County were well satisfied with
any kind. As each man passed from
the table Bullock took his name and
the company he was from. Where
two men were from one company we
let them take a one-half gallon jar
between the two. As they passed by
they showed their appreciation by the
smile they wore on their face and
asekd us to send their thanks to our
good friends and people at home.
While Bullock and I unpacked the
fruit Wednesday it drew the atten
tion of R. A. Jones (a Florid*', cracker)
our 1st cook, and he came up to the
table where we were and kept rub
bine against the table looking at and
talking of the fine fruit until he broke
the orange bark off his heels. Acci
dentally lie got some p\Ks?n of the
affected fruit frcm the Tar heel state
into the broken place on his heels.
Then it began to circulate up through
his body on up to his brain, then back
to his heart. The results were that
he immediately volunteered to make
us soms pies so Friday at mess while
the other men who wrere unlucky
enough to be from some other state
ate mince-meat pies, we North Caro
lina boys ate huckleberry pies.
We aslso wish to express thanks to
Mr. W. M. Sanders of Smithfield for
the part that he chose in the ship
I ment. He as well as the others may
be well satisfied that we will long
remember their kindness. Not one can
of the fruit will be wasted and I wish
to say that if any North Carolina
man of my regiment did not get his
quart it is he to blame, not me. I also
have somi 6 or 8 cans that I'm going
to give to my company. There were
a few cans more than there is North
Carolina men in my regiment. It was
not because we were hungry that
we appreriate the fruit so much. We
get plenty to cat, but we were pleased
so well because it was something un
tirely different from what we get to
eat here. Also it brings to us the sweet
message that our people at home have
not forgotten us and arc ready to do
all they can for us at any time.
I wish to say that every one seems
to be well satisfied at the way I han
ded it out.
I hope they are any way as I did
the very best I knew. Some of the
boys were mumping around the hos
pital at the time, but they received
their quart when they returned. Again
I wish to ask to accept our many
thanks for the many goodies.
Best wishes to all.
Private P. B. STEVENS,
Headquarters Co. 324th Inft.
Camp Jackson, Columbia, S. C.
March 17, 1918.
Paid Us With Pig Money.
We were glad to get the letter
printed below as it shows what some
of our farmers are doing. The 1-tter
is from Mr. Floyd L. Denning, of
Angier, R. F. D. No. 2, and is as fol
"You will find enclosed check for
one dollar and fifty cents to renew
The Herald to 1919. I am glad to
renew for The Herald with what I
call pig money. I have sold sixty
two pigs from three sows from Jan
uary 1. 1917, to February 1, 1918, on
a one horse farm."
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sale at Cotter-Underwood Co.
Rest Those Worn Nerves
Don't give up. When you feel all
unstrung, when family cares seem
too hard to bear, and backache,
dizzy headaches and irregular kid
ney action mystify you, remember
that such troubles often come from
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you only need Doan's Kidney Pills
to make you well. Don't delay.
Profit by Smithfield people's ex
A Smithfield Case
Mrs. J. H. Braiy,
"I had dull pains
across my back
and at times
aches and spells
Pills brought me
regulating my kidneys, relieving
me of the backaches and doing me
NEARLY FOUR YEARS LAT
ER, Mrs. Brady said: "I keep
Doan's Kidney Pills on hand for |
occasionally I have an attack of
kidnev trouble. At such times,
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Get Diu'i at Aay Stare, 60c a B?i
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Girls What Do You Want
We have just received a big lot of silk, silk dresses, silk waists, silk
skirts and, well, whatever it takes to dress you up and make
you look nice you will find it in our Ladies Department.
on this line for the next two
weeks will be reduced to the
very bottom so we may help you
get it. We are agents for the
Standard Patterns and the De
If you want a nice Suit, Hat,
Tie, Shirt or Slippers for Easter
we can fit you from stock or
have you a suit made to order
by one of the best Tailoring
houses in the United States
Our stock of Dry Goods of
all kinds is very complete and
we will be glad to help you make
any selections you want from
our big stock and our prices
speak for themselves? They are
our best salesman.
If you need anything in the
Grocery or feed line or fertilizer
we can save you some money
if you will see us before you buy.
All we want is a chance. Our
prices and goods sell themselves.
Come and See Us. We save vou Money
and Appreciate Your Business.
Yours to Please
Roberts Corbett& W oodard
Selma, N. C.
* " Season And
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only through curosity. Have you seen one of our Meadows Flour Mills or Sterling Corn
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Mowers and Rakes, Reapers and Hinders, Threshers, Cotton and Corn Planters, Guano
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Selma, North Carolina