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LB***0*' 300^ VOLUME XLIII One Hundred and Sixty Seven Will Be Selected for Service—Entrain for Camp Custer Next Tuesday—To Be En tertained by Reserve Company One hundred ninety one men have been called for examination before the county board for next Monday morning at nine o'clock. Of these one hundred and sixty seven men will entrain for Camp Custer, Mich., the next day at 10:30 over the Great Northern. Just at this time «*e mole country is aflame with patriotism, the kind of do and win stuff that counts. These youths of the selec tive service, are called to fill the quota from this county and they are more than willing that this is their call, in the majority of cases. In some cases a. few has appeared before the county board and claim ed exemption on the grounds' of being married, but after the facts have been simmered down it be came known that these men had been married after the proclama tion of May 18, 1917, and so they ar required to remain in class one. These boys, like the others will be taken from amongst us. and while our well wishes go with them it is up to them, to sustain the honor of our flag, when it comes up to them, will do it. Should the honor be theirs to plant the first American flag on the palace of Potsdam, and that flag will be the first one, that honor will always be remembered, not only by them tot jbijr the community as The tiiiie is n©w at hand when the ranks of our boys across the pond is being thinned by the enemy in (Continued on page 2) M. B. A. ENTERTAINS The local society of Modern Broth erhood for America had an entertain ment last Monday nightin honor of its young men that have gone or ahput to go to the front. The entertainment was an address by Judge Van Ariuuu. tlttueiitj iml re-' freshments. This is one of the liveliest fraternal I societies in the town and this event while it had its pathetic parts, was on the whole, was a very pleasant one. One more star was added to their service flag, in honor of Mr. John Diedrick, who leaves next Tuesday for Camp Ouster, with Richland County's quota. Mr. Diedrick has been an of ficer and a faithful member of the so ciety for a number of years. WOMAN BADLY INJURED WHILE DRIVING HAY RAKE Mrs. Wm. Mittendorf daugh ter-in-law of Mrs. Mittendorf of Wahpeton, was taken to the St. Francis hospital last Thursday suffering from frightful injuries sustained when a team she was driving on a hay rake, ran away and threw her onto the ground. The woman's body is a mass of fearful gashes and bruises, some of the former being nearly a foot in length and several inches deep. She underwent an operation at the hospital the same evening. WHITE CANVAS PUMPS Are cool, good-looking and thrifty. Our Pumps are thor orally well made and fit to perfection. Colonial style, French heel and hand turned Qfi sole, our former price was $3.48, sale price OLDER MEN OF CIIY TURN OUT MIGHT Will Pay Freight On Carload Lots to Richland Co. Fair Even gray haired men have got the enthusiasm of coming out to drill, while some of their younger brothers, ivavbe in fact a son, who to busy idling his time away, doing something useless, while military movements i-ould be learn ed .before they become part of the national army when the time ar rives and be able to rise in ::ik immediately. During the week ago the re serve company members passed cards around the city of Wahpe ton asking the citizens who were physically able to sign up as a member of the company and come out to drill, every, every Monday night or when the call was issued for the men to appear. A large number of men signed these cards, but only the real red blooded ones appeared, with a few absent, with reasonable excuses. If its worth the nbnor and word of a man to sign' a card its worth the time to be present at eaoh drill, of course un advoidable attendance is not count ed. RESERVE COMPANY WILL HELP IN TMQN6IMREOF I. W. W.'S The other day a gang of about fourten men came to this city and were looking tor work, but decid ed to stick out for certain wages and hours. They happened up to the corner of Sixth street where a well known citizen of Wahpetou overheard the above conversation and just then the reserve company came out to drill and they thought immediately that this was no place to foment industrial trouble and all went out to work at the .prevailing hours and wages. At the same time this became known to the public (Japt. Louns bury of the reserve company stat ed he had received a letter from the Fargo war council in which they stated that they had informa tion that last year the I- W. W. or ganization in this state intended to burn wholesale the grain erops and elevators and further added that it was the wish of this coun cil that the company be recruited to as full a strength as possible and be in as good a shape as an or ganization as possible, because it was no telling when such a thing might become a fact this year, and it was only through such organized bodies as the reserve company of (Continued on page 8) A boost to the county to have the best fair ever this year, and the results derived will benefit one and all directly. OLE JE8LUM ATTEMPTS SUI CIDE BY MM HIS THROAT Mr., Ole Jeglum, a tailoring man of Dwight, tried to take his life, last Fri day morning, by cutting his throat. He made a great gash in his throat with a razor, but did not succeed in peue trating the jugular vein. He was very weak from the loss of blood, when found by his wife. Dr. Durkee was summoned and the patient was soon on the road to recovery. Hr. Jeglum had been very despond ent, for some time over financial mat ters. He owed a few small accounts which he was unable to pay, which led to the rash act. Dr. Durkee being a man as well as a physician ministered to his financial and mental as well as to his physical troubles and conditions are better in the Jeglum home. ®f)e l^afjpeton Cimes At the meeting of the thresher men in this city Saturday after noon County Agent Wolf took time enough, to explain some things about the county fair, in part he said: "1 want you gentlemen to un derstand this thoruoghly that this is not a Wahpeton County Fair but a Richland County Fair, aiid it concerns every man pres ent. It may not seem the proper time to discuss this fair at this meeting but we don't always have such a representative body of men together and 1 want to say that we are going to this year pay the freight on all live stock and ex hibits shipped to the fair this year How are we going to do it. By carload lots. Through the farmers clubs it will be arrangde to have a ear load from the different points in the county. The fair board will see that the exhibits are taken care of and resliipped home. Thus you will see that it will cost yon no more to have an exhibit at the fair than were you living near to Wahpeton. It has always been a bone fo contention, were I living near Wahpeton, it wouldn't be so much trouble to bring in a prize animal, or other exhibits, but this year that contention has been done away with. The Red River valley isknowaall over the world as the 'bread basket of the western continent and that when eastern people who come here during the fair if they only saw",two or three exhibits of wheat, would naturally say, why they don't raise any wheat around here, and so it would naturally be the same with! all other exhibits. "So now you gentlemen here. while out in the county should be talking about the county fair, ami I help to arrange for a carload or! two or three of exhibits to ship to! the county fair here. It will be a WAHPETON, RICHLAND COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 18.1918 191 OF MUI MOTS TOIING MEN Ml 1MUEI DEI SJJl» IT CITY CHiiEOTB DEFHBE OF WHITS HMWRHMI III WSHK1 FIRM I Mm Mum WOMEN'S KNIT UNION SUITS Wahpeton Reserve Company Takes Up Company I's Debts Tl»e Wahpeton Reserve company at its regular business meeting af ter drill Monday night, almost un animously agreed to pay the four hundred and forty dollars against company J, debts contracted from the time the armory was built un til the boys left for France. The Reserve company has on hand some fifteen hundred1 dollars, the majority of which was derived from the Fourth of July celebra tion. held at Island Park, just passed. The boys of the company thought that the men who are now in France should feel that when they return to this city that they wonM know that debts contract ed by them as a company, were paid by the boys at home. It was also agreed to send the receipts of these bills to Capt. 'I'lioiiisin in Frai.ce and let him forward the word that the b'.'N at honu- are -i!! paid to the boys, i'or iuerly of his coinp-riiiy, if any have been sent to other units 1 his action of the reserve com pany should meet the hearty ap proval of every eitzen in Wahpe ton and UiehUiii county and the endorsement :f this con.pany should grow and in fact is gi- wr ing stronger every day as time nits by. The boys are unassuming ,bu1^ they are doing their might in trying to help the government win the war. 1 RESERVE BAHO ORBAHIZEO Last Sunday afternoon at the armory, fifteen men met and or ganized the nucleus of the reserve band which will hereafter be on hand for all entertainments, etc., whenever a band is needed. Many old timers are getting their lips in to shape and also many young members who know how to play real good on band instruments are intermingled with the older ones and in a few good practices will be able to discourse some real mu sic of the martial kind for all pa triotic entertainments. This band after it becomes fully organized will be equipped with reserve uniforms and will make a splendid appearance, and will lead parades* of all kinds in the future. They will 110 doubt be seen for the first time, next Monday even ing when they will lead the selec tive boys to the hall of entertain from the court house. All Wahpeton and vicinity have miss ed the band for the last year and during the last farewell the Fair mount band had to be called upon to fill the job. Tliis will now be avoided. The band is practicing hard and it is the universal con sensus of opnion that they will make a splendid showing next Monday evening. Mrs. Wilbor Epoch of Everett, Wash, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Murphy of Rreckenridge. Mrs. Epoch was formerly Miss Tda'Murphy. VERY SPECIAL PRICES PREVAIL at the wonder store DURIN3 OUR MIDSUMMER CLEARANCE SALE We have on tand a large number of Ribbed Union Suits forsummer, in all sizes. Former price $1.00. A very remarkable Rfhg* I value at Uvv WAHPETON TEAM DEFEATS DWIGHT E Last Sunday afternoon the Wahpeton baseball team journey ed to Dwight, where they met and defeated the fast team that repre sents that place on heir own dia mond, by he score of 9 to 3. It was not until the eighth inning was the game put. on ice and all during the game it was a question which team would win. Clever pitching by the Dwight pitcher, who had plenty of speed, enough to singe the horsehide. with a fast breaking courve, and with a change of pace with a beautiful slow ball, mixed up so perfectly that more than twice in succession he sat down the man with the big stick. Brahy for Wahpeton twirled ex cellent ball and more than once! crawled out of a hole (that is the mound was reversed), and the ability of the Wahpeton outfield ers stood out prominently. (Hush i- In all it was a clever, fast and neat exhibition of ball and the side line bleachers were kept in a hu morous state of mind, by that old favorite. Doe Durkee. OLE K. ULSAKER DIES SUNDAY FOLLOWING PARALYTIC STROKE Mr- Ole K. Ulsaker died at his home Sunday night. He had a paralytic stroke several weeks ago, and has been gradually growing weaker, until the end. The funer al was conducted in the church, by Rev. Dalit, Wednesday after noon. Mr. Ulsaker was born in .Nor way, Dec. 1st, 1849, came to Am erica as a bov, was educated at St. Olaf College, Northfield. Minn, and the Luther College at. Decorah Iowa, lie came to Dakota and lo eated in the northern part of the county in 1878, was elected and came to Wahpeton as county treas urer in 1881. an office he held for five terms- He was married to Miss Cecil IIuss in 1885. To this union five children were born. Mrs. Os car Erickson, of Hatton, Oscar, a lawyer located at Moore, Mont.. Carl a lieutenant in No money for the Red Cross! Pick up that tin foil, tobacco wrappings, gum wrappings to ball it up, drop it in Whiting's contribution box at his drug store. Worth 2S cents a pound. Sold for Red Cross. WAHPETON only, while they last, per pair Official City Paper NUMBER 11 Meeting Called to Order by County Agent Wolf —Paul Kinn Chairman —No Inspector of Ma chines Appointed—Cit izens of Wahpeton Will Assist In Harvest Two hundred threshennen from oyer Richland County met at tho City hall Saturday afternoon discussed the crop and labor situaiton and the parfrt they will play this fall in helping to save every kernel of grain of alL classes that will be harvested in this county this fall. The meeting was called to order at about two fifteen with about sixty present and before an hour had passed the remainder of those present came in and took" part in the discussion of quest ion that came up before them. County Agent Geo. ]?, Wolf called the meeting to order and Paul Kinn of Ilankinson was elect ed chairman and then County Ag ent Wolf acting as spokesman told the reasons why the meeting was called and what was hoped to be derived from it. The government, has asked that all county councils of defense in case where there is no county ag ent. to call the threshers together and impress upon them the need of saving all the food grains that possibly can this fall more than ever. The necessity of having the machines in good repair and sav ing of grain by using tight, bundle racks, a thorough clean up around the machines and not threshing when the grain is tough. Among the things that the Food Admin istration through its circulars wish ed that every thresher be prepared nthe following ways: Seeing that each machine is in good repair, sufficient labor, placing of coal and gasoline orders now so that they can be filled when needed The meeting then proceeded to dis cuss these phases of the situation. The question came up whether there were enough rigs in the coun ty to handle the crop this fall, and Mr. Kinn, the chairman thought that there were enough rigs in the county to fresh all the grain in twenty days of actual work. The county council of defense which consists of the County Aud itor, the County Commissioners and County Superintendent of Schools, were requested by the government to appoint and the army, and in Frnce. Walter and Lawrence at home. The whole community sympath izes with the bereaved familv. a sr.- LADIES' COTTON HOSIERY Superior lisle finish, fast dyes, wide welt top, double jphced heel and toe, all sizes, black and white retired tliresherman to have the power of inspecting rigs on cam plaint of 3 farmer who said that the machine at his place was not threshing clean and that, there was too much grain going into the straw stack, said appointee to have the power to stop all such rigs in ease they were not doing good work and order such repairs made a* he deemed necessary This the defense neil turned over to the threshe'»i:»n to pi (he man they wanted to fill this position, as they were the ones directly concerned. After considerable discussion and with several tributes of praise as to his ability, Frank Forman of this city, who at the presnt time, is in the confectionery business in (Continued on page 3) 19c!