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Thursday, June 21, 1917.
The State organization of the De
fence Council and Efficiency commis
sion has begun its work of gather
ing all the various lines of activity in
the state into a general undertaking
•o that all the means of aiding in
the care of the public, the conser
vation of the state's supplies, and the
utilization of the state's resources
may be worked out without any lost
The state organization has elected
President—Dr. V. A. Etickney, of
Vice President Dorr H. Carroll
Secretary—F. 0. Hellstrom, Fargo.
These with the chairmen of the sev
eral committees of the organization
constitute the executive committee.
All officers are serving without re
In time the plans are to have the
several committees named below for
the state organized in each county
of the state and the work from these
county committees distributed down
to the voting precincts through oth
er committees so that there will be a
concentrated and organized system
resting among the people and having
its affiliation with the other state or
ganizations and all forming the na
The membership of the various
committees and the work and duties
the same are as follows:
The Official Organization- of the
State of North Dakota:
Division of American Council of
Chairman—Dr. V. H. Stickney
Vice Chairman—Dorr Carroll
Secretary—F. 0. Hellstrom
Prof. C. B. Waldron, chairman of
T. J. Neilson. Hoople.
R. J. Montgomery, Tappen.
O. W. Opland, Mott.
Louis Noltimer, Valley City.
Duties—To work in conjunction
with the Emergency commission for
Will the A. C. open in the fall as
usual? Most certainly. The Agri
cultural College will offer courses
along the same lines as in the past,
with an increased force of instructors
as well as with better equipment in
every department. To aid the farm
ers as fully as possible, the fall term
will not open until October 1st for
the regular courses, and for the in
dustrial courses, October 22nd.
Let everyone interested in higher
education make a special effort to
bring students to the College this
next year. Let us not make the mis
take of Europe at the beginning of
the World's War and later like their
institutions find our colleges stripped
of students and of men preparing for
industrial lines of work. Let us keep
the ranks filled. Every young man
below the age of conscription, 21
years, and those not recommended
for special service, should, if possible
attend College and prepare for the
future. New responsibilities are to
rest upon you at the close of the
present war and you should be in po
sition to render society, the state and
the nation the most efficient service.
We believe that students pursuing
educational courses, especially agri
culture, engineering, chemistry, vet
erinary and in the industrial or voca
tional courses of study, will be much
in demand, and will, by continuing
their courses of study, be rendering
service fully as valuable and efficient
as if they were enrolled in military
service at this time.
The future development of our
country demands well, trained men,
and it is our duty to sacrifice, if need
be, to prepare ourselves to meet
added responsibilities which will rest
upon every young man and woman at
the close of the war. You are urged,
therefore, to do your share in pre
paring for the leadership that must
inevitably rest upon you in the fu
ture, and in no way can this be bet
ter done than by securing a good edu
cation along the industrial and voca
Imagine the withdrawing of the
student body from our Colleges and
Universities for the four classes from
the Freshman to the Senior. What
a loss to science and progress this
would mean for the next two gener
ations. Friends, this must never be
permitted, for science needs the nour
ishment that can only come from our
colleges so that she shall be able to
furnish the results demanded of her.
Science at this time is the very soul
of our nation's success. Let not your
fires smolder, else we fail as a na
tion in the hour of her greatest trial.
There must be engineers, farmers,
STATE DEFENSE COUNCIL
PREPARES FOR BI6 WORK
SEVERAL WILLIAMS COUNTY MEN HAVE BEEN NAMED
ON COMMITTEES TO BRING NORTH DAKOTA TO
HIGH STATE OF EFFICIENCY
WELL TRAINED MEN WILL
BE SCARCE IF WAR LASTS
This Is Cited As Another Reason Why Schools and Colleges Should
Strain Every Point To Keep Institutions Open Even
During Hard Times
the purpose of increased acreage of
crops and increased production on
such acreage. To assist farmers in
obtaining proper seed, and to work
out suggestions made by various far
mers for increased production and
better methods of marketing crops.
E. J. Babqock, chairman, Grand
W. J. Moseley, Dickenson.
Wm. G. Owens, Williston.
Dr. A. J. McCannel, Minot.
E. A. Bowan, Kulm.
Duties—To give publicity to the
winter's supply of coal. For dissem
inating information as to the best
methods for using lignite. For the
warning people against risk of de
lay in laying in supplies of fuel.
For facilitating transportation of
lignite by obtaining cars for the
miners. For informing the miners
as io the necessity of increased pro
duction and informing them of the
increased demand necessary during
the summer months.
Dorr H. Carrol, Minot
J. H. Wishek, Ashley
Louis Noltimer, Valley City
M. F. Murphy, Grand Forks
Wm. G. Owens Williston.
Duties—To answer questions re
garding legal matters which shall
arise durin gthe campaign for organ
ization. To provide ways and the
means wherein the organization can
locally accomplish the work. To in
form the various committees as to
what officers can do the work re
quired and thru what official depart
ments of county and state they can
accomplish such work as they desire.
To provide lawful means for local
military power for home defense dur
ing the time when the National Guard
shall be absent.
W. R. Kellosr, Chm., Jamestown
Dr. John M. Gillette. Grand Forks
Bishop J. Points Tyler, Fargo.
Rev. Ji G. Moore, Bismarck.
W. M. Smart, Minot.
Duties—To obtain the cooperation
chemists, physicians, nurses and me
chanics to continue the task of re
search and preparation. Let us,
therefore, prepare to keep our ranks
filled. Let us urge every student not
in service for the nation, to go for
ward as rapidly as possible in his
educational preparation that our
country may succeed. Let not the
army of science and learning lag, but
do your duty and see that a good
number of students come to our col
leges with the opening of the fall
term that the ranks of science be not
young man, for you to* march
up the aisle with the dearest
girl in the world beside ypu.
When You Marry
though, you will want to have on
hand a substantial bank account, for
there is no affinity between love
We Pay Interest on Your Savings
Williston State Bank
Phone or Write
of all the newspapers in the state
explaining the nature of the service
and the facts that it must be volun
teer. To get thru the papers and
bills, and letters, the information to
•the people as the war necessities as
they may arise.
Dr. V. H. Stickney, Dickenson
F. 0. Helstrom, Bismarck
A. J. Sylvester, Mandan
Dr. R. Archer, Valley City
J. C. Leum, Mayville
Duties^—To provide for the office
expenses of the commission. All
work aside from the stenographic
work is to be voluntary.
"A. W. Bowman, Chm., Fargo
Dr. John M. Gillette G. Forks.
Carl Rakow, Wheatland.
Paul Williams, Walhalla
C. H. Roney, Oaks
Duties—Tp work with the Emer
gency Commission and to work with
the Educational Committee in solv
ing the problems of the school boys
vMio will be needed upon the farms
To assist in getting labor to the
farmer at such times and for such
reasonable prices as he may require.
Health, Sanitation and Red Cross
Dr. H. M. Wheeler, Chm., Grand
Mrs. Mary D. Weible, Fargo.
Dr. N. P. Quain, Bismarck
Dr. A. J. McCnanel, Minot.
Dr. J. P. Aylen, Fargo.
Duties—To provide for the peo
ple who will lack medical attention
on account of the fact that nearly
one man out of six of the medical
profession must go to war. To as
sist in raising the two state units of
the Red Cross Work. To assist in
the organization of Red Cross Soc
ieties and promote the Red Cross
work in every way.
F. O. Helstrom, Chairman.
Dorr Carrol, Minot.
Oscar Seiler, Jamestown.
J. H. Worst, New Rockford,
Horace Begley, Towner.
Duties—To provide a local com
mittee in each county of eleven men,
to correspond with the eleven com
mittees into which this organization
is divided and recommend that these
men be appointed by the sheriff, to
see the county auditor and the coun
ties. To recommend further that in
each township there be the eleven
men appointed to correspond with
the eleven divisions of the organiza
tion to work through the county.
Williston, N. Dak.
Registered Stock Sales a
Specialty. See me and
bill your sales early.
Also Sell Farm Sale*.
Far Partinlars inqairt at Graphic, Willitloa, N.
The time will come,
C. F. Dupois, Chm., Temple
E. A. Bowman, Kulm
Dr. R. Archer, Valley City.,
Dr. J. M. Gillette, G. Forks.
Duties—To assist in the obtaining
of cars, the working out of good roads
to assist the railway centers, and to
give the railway companies informa
tion as to when and where cars will
Mrs. Mary D. Weible, Chairman,
Mrs. Mildred D. Vick, Cavalier
Dr. Fanny Dunn Quain, Bismarck
Bishop Tyler, Fargo.
Duties-^To assist in the co-ordina
tion of woman's work so that all of
the work may be done without use
less duplication. To assist as far
as possible in getting the women's
activities into those channels which
will be of the greatest use to the
work of the Army and Red Cross.
Dr. R. Archer, Valley City
Mrs. Fanny Dunn Quain, Bismarck
R. J. Montgomery, Minot.
W. M. Smart, Minot.
Horace Bagley, Towner
Duties—To assist in adjusting the
time of the schools to the time of
the child and see that it is in no way
neglected during the great stress of
war. To assist in the reorganiza
tion of school time so that the boys
and girls, who are needed to assist
in getting the crops Harvested, shall
obtain their share of education when
that work is completed.
WILD ANIMAL CIRCUS
Yankee Robinson This Year Has 600
Think of a circus performance
given almost entirely by wild animals
and domestic animals. Can you im
agine acrobatic lions, riding leopards
and tigers, juggling sea lions, high
diving monkeys, pigs that do every
Kill the fatted hen, bake some extra bread, pack a
basket full of lunch, wash the children's faces, then all
pile into the auto or family buggy and head for Williston
and enjoy the splendid programs Chautauqua offers.
Helpful and purposeful lectures on questions of the day,
stirring and enjoyable music, entertainments that drive
away care and worries. You will be benefited both men
tally and physically by the outing, and can take up your
work-a-day duties again with new energy. Every day
will be a big day—every*program worth while. Make
Chautauqua week your vacation week.
FOR WILLISTON CHAPTER
American Red Cross
One Act Play by Mr. and Mrs. J. Earl
Other numbers by Local Talent
See Complete Program Elsewhere in
Proceeds Will Be Used to Fill the Comfort
Bags of the Men of
Thursday, June 22
thing but talk, waltzing zebras, base
ball playing elephants, high schools
horses, clown elephants, comedy
Teddy bears—mears that actually
more comical stunts than the modern
clowns—all of these animals appear
with the big Yankee Robinson Wild
Animal circus. In addition to the big
wild animal circus, all of the popu
lar features of the old time circtis
are carried together with a completer
wild west show, which brings the.1
performance to a wonderful close..
The Yankee Robinson circus this sea
son maintains it has the most won—
derful, sensational and pleasing ex
hibition before the American public.
On circus day you will also haveth#'
opportunity of visiting the Paiker
carnival company, which will exhibit
day and date with the big circus. AH
the latest riding devices are carried.
This stupendous aggregation of shows
—fifteen in number, will exhibit at
Williston, July 2.