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1 '.-...r. i! V*' a $ '.£ v.*--.- •. **& ,y I Wl' I VA«V M :u\ & $- Uy k": .a N.j7' t:. $ 4- .' :-r f:. i*.. •V/ £4 ill ?!. I 5 ft "i I P| Pr ki |«,V feiji 1} |t THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 191» Y. W. C. A. WORKER IS BK SISTER Industrial Woman's Service Club Brings Home to Girls, in New Factory Community. BLUE TRIANGLE MEANS CHEER Club Stands for Hot Lunches, Clean Towels, Comfortable Cots, Parties, Games and Recreation to Girl Workers. Katherine Holland Brown. ov/rY name is May Isabel Carna JY^I han. I am eighteen years old, and I work in a big fac tory in Michigan. More than four hundred other girls work there too. I don't aim to tell you about our jobs. You can read about our work in the labor department reports. But I do aim to tell you about our Big Sister and of the things she has done for us. "To begin with, our factory town Isn't a town at all. It's a huge barn of buildings stuck down In the country nineteen miles from nowhere. There is a railroad siding, a station the size of a dry goods box, seven farmhouses and one general store and postoffice combined—it's pretty near as big as a hot tamale stand. And that's all. No Main street, no banks nor stores, no Ice-cream parlors, not one solitary movie show, in all those nineteen miles. T.onesome? It's the ragged edge of desolation, that's what it is. "I was one of the first carload of forty girls that was shipped up from Chicago. The factory was swarming with workmen putting in the machin ery, and we girls couldn't begin work for a day or so, so we began hunting places to eat and sleep. That was a trifle that the employment folks hadn't thought of. The workmen were sleep ing and eating in the cars that had brought them there, backed on the siding. Our only chance for beds and food was with those seven farmhouses, so we marched straight to the farmers' wives and asked for Board and room. Farmers' Wives Hospitable.f "I will say that thosewomen were kind and hospitable. They fixed It up be tween them to feed us forty girls, and they gave us good food too. But for rooms, that was the question. They could each spare one room. That meant sleep five or six in a room. But right then along came the boss of the factory and told us the machinery was ready and he'd expect us girls to work double shifts, night and day. "He wanted to make use of every minute, you see. But that gave us our chance as to sleeping. We fixed It up with the farm folks that we'd work double shifts and sleep double shifts too. "So we planned it. Three girls would use a room from eight at night till six the next morning. Then they'd hustle over to the factory, and the three girls who'd been working all night would take the room and sleep till afternoon. It wasn't any luxuri ous slumber, believe me. The farm women had so few sheets and pillow cases that riiost of us went without. And towels were scarce as diamonds on blackberry bushes. As to soap— well, the general store kept yellow bar soap, that kind that is so full of rosin you could use it to calk a ship. But we made out till the next three car loads of girls came rolling in. Then we went 'most distracted. Those poor girls had to sleep in tents and in the cars that the workmen had abandoned by this time, and they were hu-ky if they got a straw tick and a blanket. By this time it had turned raw cold, and maybe yon know what lute au tumn nights in Michigan foel like. To' cap the climax ilie fnrin folks cut down on food, and for a week it was potatoes and beans and mighty few beans at that. Along Came a Miracle. "But, right when we were about ready to quit our jobs and beat it for home, along came a miracle. Two quiet, businesslike women climbed down from the eastbound train one morning. With them came eight work men, a carload of scantling and tar paper, another carload of cots and blankets and pillows and sheets and towels—brand new blankets and beds —think of the glory of that!—and bushels of dishes and rolls of oilcloth and enough burlap to carpet the coun try. You won't believe me when I tell you that in ten days their workmen had a scantllng-and-tar-paper shack put up and burlap tacked over the walls, and the Y. W. C. A. secretary and her helper had set up board tables and coffee kettles and were serving us the grandest hot lunches every day. And back behind the burlap screens were set those rows of clean cots, with enough cover to keep you warm the coldest night that ever blew, and a towel apiece for every single girl. Do you wonder that we all felt, as one tirl put it, 'I'll wager the Fritz-Carle ton has nothing on this!' "Who were thise women? Why, Y. W. C. A. secretaries, of coarse. I'd think you'd know that without being told. All over the country wherever we girls have pitched in to make aero plane cloth or overalls or munitions or canted goods you'll find a Y. W. C. A. secretary working harder than any body else to make the girls comfort able and to keep them happy and well. Sometimes they haven't money enough to get all that we really need. But al ways they stretch every cent to make It do its level best for us. Do you won der that we girl workers have learned to call the Y. W. C. A. our Big Sister •—the very best Big Sister of alii «?x-,. .V.-,sas5i Mastering English Words FOYERS IN FRANCE. Four departments of the French Government have asked the American Y. W. C. A. to open social and recrea tion centers for girls employed by them—Finance, Commerce, War and Labor. Lieutenant Poncet of the Ministry of Labor recently requested that this Y. \V. O. A. work be begun for girls in his offices after seeing the social and recreation centers which had been opened at the request of the Ministry of War. Sixteen centers of this kind are operated in six cities in France. Three of them are In Paris. The last of these Foyers des Alllees is for girls who are working in the De partment of Labor. It is far down the Seine, under the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, and overlooks the Qua I d'Orsay. The rooms are bright and cheerful, with chintz hangings and cushions, comfortable chairs, reading and writ ing tables and a fireplace. A kitchen has equipment so that girls can pre pare meals for themselves. They go to the foyer for their two hour lunch eon time, for social evenings and for classes in English. 400,000 YANKS ARE Y. W. C. A. VISITORS Four hundred thousand persons and more served in the cafeteria in one year is the record of the Y. W. C. A. Hostess House at Camp Lewis, Amer ican Lake, Wash. The majority of the 400,000 diners were mothers, wives, sweethearts and friends who went to the camp to visit their soldiers. The remainder were soldiers themselves who broke the mo notony of "chow" with home cooked meals. In addition to all these guests, 25,000 little children were cared for In the nursery and the rest room served 70,000 tired wives and mothers. The workers at the information desk received and answered 97,000 questions varying from how to get the best connections to a destination clear across the continent, the rates of sol diers' insurance and the kind of cre tonne si girl bride should have in her living room now that Private John is coming home from France. Eleven thousand of these queries required tel ephone conversations with various company commanders relative to hunt ing up a soldier whose parents had ar rived unexpectedly. Y. W. C. A. CAFETERIA IN PORTO RICO Porto Itico has a cafeteria. It is the first one established on the island, and when it was opened in the Y. W. C. A. Hostess House at Camp Las Casas the natives crowded around, much amused at the innovation. They insisted upon having American dishes. The house became very well known in a short time, and a group of women from San Juan volunteered to go out every week to mend socks and sew on buttons for the soldiers. RUSSIAN PRINCESSES LEARN TO TRIM HATS Y. W. C. A. Saves Wife of General From Becoming Charwoman. When the war work of the Y. W. C. A. in Russia has all been told one of the most interesting stories will lie in the establishment of the first Women's Co-operative Association at Moscow. There day after day princesses work side by side with peasant girls, wives of high Russian officials make dresses or trim hats at long tables with simple, unlettered women, and the money is used for self support of these prin cesses and notable women as well as for the peasant classes. The need and suffering throughout all Russia was so great at the time the Association was established that it was a problem to find where the money would help the greatest num ber of people. It was thought best to expend it to help capitalize organiza tions for giving work and permanent opportunities to families and individu als to earn their own living. The women bring their handiwork to the Association for sale or take or ders to do dressmaking, millinery, etc., in the rooms of the society or at home! Suitable work was found just in time not long ago to keep the wife of one of Russia's greatest generals from going out as a charwoman to earn bread tor her husband, who was 11L FRENCH FACTORY GIRLS LEARNING ENGLISH IN A CLASS. CONDUCTED BY THE Y.W.C.A MESSAGE TO Y. W. C. A. FROM FRANCE. I must express to you the very great satisfaction and most sincere gratitude of the French Government for the service ren dered to the women working in Government factories through the establishment of Y. W. O. A. Foyers des Alliees (clubrooms for munitionettes). These foyers have been an ex cellent means for bettering the physical conditions and the mo rale of our workers. They have •k been constantly used by the wo men workers, who have found there new elements of dignity and social education. I must thank you for bringing this to pass, and I hope that Y. W. C. A. work will not disap pear with the war, but will be carried on In order to develop the principles of social solldar it.v which it has inspired. (Signed) M. LOUCHER, Minister of Arms and Muni tions Manufacture. NURSES PRODUCE WILD WEST PICTURE SHOW Entertain Roumanian Countess at American Show In France. Picture shows are being put on In France without cameras, scenery or any of the necessary properties, ac cording to reports reaching the Na tional Y. W. C. A. from a Y. W. C. A. nurses' hut in a Base Hospital. Having no film or camera, the nurses at Base decided to put on a living picture show and- invited a group of nurses from a nearby hos pital to be the audience. It was a real thriller, one of the wild and wool ly west variety, with bucking bron choes and wild rides on broom and mop horses. Imagination supplied the scenery, with the exception of placards, which announced "the sun" when it was sup posed to be shining or "cacti" when the cow punchers rode across the desert. Countess Vacaresca of Roumania, who had been talking to the nurses on conditions in the German courts at the time she was lady-ln-waiting to the Queen of Roumania, was the most ap preciative of all the guests. INSIGNIA, CURTAINS, MADE FROM SKIRTS Blue broadcloth skirts used for or ganization insignia and plaid summer dresses reconstructed into window cur tains are after war economies of the nine Y. W. C. A. secretaries in Arch angel, Russia. These secretaries have Just succeed ed, in the face of food and cloth short ages, in opening a Y. W. C. A. Hostess House for American troops stationed in Archangel, a town behind the allied lines. It was necessary to hunt up a voile summer dress which one of the secretaries had discarded for heavy winter clothes in order to have cur tains at the windows. They live on regulation army rations. Archangel Is the fourth city in Rus sia where the Y. W. C. A. bas estab lished work. Centers were opened first in Petrograd and Moscow and then in Samara, 900 miles eastward from Moscow. Miss Elizabeth Boies, head of Rus sian work and one of the few Ameri cans who remained in that country throughout the revolution, is en route to America by way of England to re cruit workers for Russia. A second Y. W. C. A. Hostess House, for wives and children of soldiers, Is soon to be opened at Castner, Cahu, Hawaiian Islands, to care for the over flow of women and children from the first house, which opened some months ago in answer to a call from the com manding officer of the camp. During 15 days In November 2,152 visitors were entertained at the house, including women and children, of the following nationalities Phillppino, Ha waiian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Porto Rlcao, Korean, Japanese mod THE HOPE PIONEER btaUUhed 1MT ^rcw^^wwevsfejr..^, Slip YM* HIDES FURS D.BERGMAN&CO. ST. PAUL, MINN. MlliMirtttitelkmiiUMiiiktiM Wert, Highest arSm luadUw oMk ntafu. Writ* tar »riM LUt, tan and (Oil lafMSMttM, Just a Good Turns. Patience—In older Japanese thea ters the scene was chunged by revolv ing the whole stage ou a turntable, bringing into view the scene the stage hands had been working on during the playing of the previous act. Patrice—And in case of an encore the whole stage had to be turned again, I suppose? "Oh, yes then, as now, one good •turn' deserved another." Not Impressed. "I was out motoring with Scrlbson, the poet, the other day and we passed a farmhouse that had fallen Into ruins It was such a sad travesty of a home that Scrlbson was on the verge ol tears at beholding it." "Well! Well!" said the man whe has no sentiment In his soul. "Did Scrlbson own the place?" Efficacious. The candidate for medical honors was having a hard time answering the questions put to him. Finally one of the professors asked: "How would you sweat a patient for the rheumatism?" "I would send him here to l»e ex amined," said the student, mopping his beaded brow. Incompatibility. "So you think a true musician never makes a good Motorist." "That's my opinion," replied Mr. Cliuggins. "No man who puts music above other considerations could be content with the kind of a tone pro duced by any automobile horn now Oft the market." WHAT HE GOT. "How much does Justwed get a week?" "Oh! sometimes his wife lets him keep a dollar, and sometimes two." Unnecessary Noises. They have taken the bray from the mule Oh, let the good work BO on Till the rooster breaks our rest no more. And the feline's yowl Is -gone. At Pablo Beach. He—It oughtn't to be hard for a pretty girl like you to find a husband here. She—It isn't hard, but there's a slight obstacle in the way. They all belong to somebody else. Natural Assumption. "You say Gadson ia a nature lover?" "Yes." "Why, he lived all his life in city apartment houses." "Well, if that wouldn't make a man Hove nature I don't know what would." Keeping Father Happy. "Mother is playing chess with fa ther." "Does she play a skillful game?" "Oh, very. She's skillful enough to put up a good fight and yet Invariably Inae." Wealth and Poyerty. Wealth as well as poverty has Its hardships—a species of isolation which limits choice comradeships and in some circumstances is very depressing a suspicion as to the motives of courte sies extended, the sincerity of praise given, and the genuineness of friend ship.—Exchange, State of North Dakota. County of Steele. In County Court. IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF OLAI DANIELSON, Deceased. M. T. Langager, Petitioner vs. Daniel J. Forkingstad and Olina Forking stad Alvin P. Boe, Count Treasurer of Steele County. North Dakota, and all other persons interested in said estate, Respondents NOTICE AND CITATION. HEARING PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR. The State of North Dakota and the said County Court, to the above named Re spondents:— You, and each of you. are hereby cited and required to be and appear before the County Court of the County of Steele and State of North Dakota, at the Court Rooms thereof on the second floor of the First National Bank Building in the Vil lage of Finley, in said Steele County, on Thursday the 20th day of February, 1919, at one o'clock P. M.. then and there' to answer the petition of M. T. Langager of the Township of Melrose in the said County of Steele, who prays for the ap pointment of himself as administrator of the estate of Olai Danielson, late of the Township of Carpenter in the said Steele County, deceased, and to show cause, if any you might have, why the prayer of said petitioner should not be granted. Dated at Finley, N. D„ January 2, 1919 By the Court, ADAM S. MOOTE Judge of County Court, (SEAL) Steele County. N. D. WM. BARCLAY. Attorney for Petitioner Finley. N. D. 1-9-19 4ti State of North Dakota, County of Steele, In County Court. IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN M. MILLER. Deceased. John A. Miller, Petitioner vs. Jacob Miller, Mary Miller Smith, John A. Miller, Susie Miller Freund, Joseph E. Miller, Lena Miller King, Christina Mil ler May, Nicholas Miller, Alvin P. Boe, County Treasurer of Steele County, North Dakota, and all other persons in terested in said estate, Respondents. NOTICE AND CITATION, HEARING PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION. The State of North Dakota and the said County Court, to the above named re spondents. You, and each of you are hereby noti fied, that the petitioner herein, John A. Miller, has filed in this Court his petition, settinK forth, among other things, that John M. Stiller, died intestate at Mc Henry Township, in the County of Mc Henry and State of Illinois, on or about the 28th day of May, 1911, leaving real estate within the County of Steele and State of North Dakota, and within the jurisdiction of this Court, and praying that letters of administration upon the estate of said deceased, be issued to Win. Barclay. You, and each of you are hereby cited and required to be and appear before this Court at the Court Rooms thereof on the second floor of the First National Bank Building in the Village of Finley in the County of Steele and State of North Dak ota, on Saturday the loth day of Febru ary, 191st, at the hour of ten o'clock A.M., and then and there show cause, if any there be, why the prayer of said petition er should not be granted. Dated at Finley, N. D. this 21st day of December, 1918. By the Court, (SiiAL) ADAM S. MOOTE 12-26-Sti Judge of the County Court, Steal* County, N. D. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given to the creditors of and all persons having claims against the estate of Ed. W. Hanson, (sometimes known and called by the name of E. W. Hanson), late of the city of Hope, in the County of Steele and State of North Dak ota, deceased, to exhibit them with the necessary vouchers, within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, to the undersigned. Adminis trator of the estate of said deceased, at his olfice in the First National Bank Building in the City of Hope, Steele County, North Dakota. Dated at Hope, N. D. this 24th day of December, 1918. M. B. CASSELL Administrator of the Estate of Ed. W. Hanson, Deceased. WM. BARCLAY. Attorney for Administrator, Finley, N. D. First publication, December 26, 1918. WOMEN POLICE "MAKE GOOD* Abundant Testimony a» Splendid Work They Have Done In Eng land Since War Started. How England's women police have developed into a real force for the maintenance of order and public mor ality has appeared in the report of Miss Goldlngham, deputy comman dant of the women police service, at a meeting In Richmond, where the es tablishment of such a force was under discussion. She said that these forces had been formed from voluntary workers early in the war. as a means of helping refugees and young English girls and boys who were in need of aid or ad vice. In three and a half years 1,000 women have been trained for the work and have found appointments. At present women are policing 20 munition factories, where they per form all the duties, practically, that could be expected of masculine police. The women's police service has also supplied police for 18 towns, In four of which women have been sworn In as constables. What Next? Recently, after the routine of phys ical examinations and tests at the In dianapolis Orphans' home had been given, consisting of the typhoid and smallpox vaccinations, eye and ear tests and treatment recommended, search for and removal of adenoids and tonsils, dental tests and care, diphtheria immunity test and anti toxin and finally tuberculosis test, some of these requiring repeated trials and treatment, one llttls fellow said to bis teacher in the school, In speak ing of the various overhaullngs: "They'll be testing us next to see If we have any brains, won't they?" New 8ource of Leather. Durable leather from the bladders of animals is claimed by Rudolph Obrist-Doos, a Swiss. The bladders are stretched and dried, giving them a smooth surface, and are then made pliant and waterproof by a special process of fulling and tanning. The pieces so obtained may be pressed to gether, with a suitable adhesive, and with or without felt, to five leather or leather substitute of any desired I thickness. Reaerve District No. 9 Charter No. Stbl Report of Condition of THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK at Hope in the State of North Dakota attbe stole of business December 31, 1918. RESOURCES. Loans and Discounts Overdrafts U. S. Bonds deposited to secure circulation, [par value] 60,000 00 U. 8. Bonds and oertiOcates of indebtedness pledged toaeenre U. S.deposits..65.000 00 Liberty Loan Bonda, un pledffed.Stt per cent and 4} percent Securities other than U. S. Total 9280,478 At NONE Bonds (not including stocks) owned unpledged 21,903 17 Colateral Trust and other notes of corporations is sued for notlesstbanone year nor more than three years' time 30.000 00 Stocks, other thanFederal Reserve Bank Stook.... Steck of Federal Reserve Bank (60 per cent of sub scription) Value of Banking house,.. Furniture anil flxtures. Real Estate owned other than banking house Lawful reserve with Fed eral Reserve Bank Cash in tault and net amount due from nation al banks Cheoks on other banks in same city or town as re porting bank Total of above two items 115,182 18 Checks on banks located outside of eity or town of reporting bank and other cash items Redemption fund with U.S. 116,000 00 7.000 00 SI,903 17 480 00 1,800 00 £.000 00 3.000 00 62.600 00 32,70S 39 109,439 43 9.746 75 430 64 Treasurer and due from S re as re Interest earned bat not collected (approximate ly), on notes and bills re ceivable not past due... 3,495 3 2,900 00 9661,435 50 LIABILITIES. Capital stock puid in 50.000 00 Surplus fund in nnn rui UndividedprotHs J03T7 «7 Interest and discount col lected or credited, in ad vance of maturity and not earned (approximate 422 yfi c4ulatin«r^terrout°srtandea RCCrUed 1'"41 Total demand deposits. .t27S.9:t4 84 TIME DEPOSITS SUBJECT TO RESBKVE payable af ter 30 days, or subject to .todaysor more notice): Certificates of deposit 45 Net amount due to' banks 50.000 00 bankers and trust 00m Danles iD,9J5 30 DEMAND DEPOSITS SUB JECT TO BESEBVB (de posits payable within 30 days): individual deposits subject to check 4|K or. 1N1 Certificates of deposit due ,i9-819 45 1 jao 7ft 179 'MiH Total of time deposits aub jeot to Reserve ti7Q aoa SR UNITED STATES DEPOSITS (other than postal savings): War loan deposit account. 60.000 00 Ol thJtotai loans and dia^ WsiOT counts shown above, the amount on which Inter est and discount was charged at rates in ex cess of those permitted by law was NONE. The number of such loans was NONE. State of North Dakota County of Steele fss" B. Cassell, Cashier of the above named .d" solemnly swear that the above state "ieV 18 610 101 my Reserve District No. Charter No. 8305 Report of Condition of THE HOPE NATIONAL BANK clMe'ol'^us'i ness on'December i918°ta'" iH 3H, 4 and ed—approximate on Notes and Bills Receivable not past due Net'amount due' to banks Cashier's checks outstand- Total oi demand deposits aubject to reserve 112,985 53 TIME DEPOSITS (payable after 30 days, or subject to 30 days ormore notice) Certificates of deposit Total belief 10 tlle ... Cofrect^A ttest: Ole Arnegard ?®Uf' Ti knowlege and be- M. B. CASSELL. Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th day of Jan, 1919. rsEAi1 lsfc41j Jb E SlBU*Public Notary Correct Attest: J. D. Brown Thos- Thompson Directors J. H. MoCollom ,he RESOURCES. Loans and discounts.... *tmini tut Overdrafts unsecured rai Si U.S. Bonds deposited to se cure circulation [par value] mm nn Liberty Loan Bond, unpledged 50,000 00 per cent nil «o Securities other than U. S. bonds (not including stocks) owned un pledged 22 QQI OQ Stock of Federal Reserve Bank (50 Per cent of subscription) tgoo no Value of banking house... 7 2X SR Furniture and fixtures. 9 MO Real estate owned other than banking house in ion a 1 Lawful reserve with Federal Reserve Bank. in ^iu ,• Cash in vault and net amount due from national banks 40 467 30 Net amounts due from banks and bankers, and trust compa nies other than above 7es qk Checks on other banks in the same city or town as reporting bank titans. Total of above three items 41,721 21 Checks on banks loeated out side of olty or town of repert in it bank and other oash items 265 48 Redemption fund with U. S, Treas ujer and due from U. S. Treasur Inte'rest earned but not eoliect-''' 2,800 00 9 aQ AA Other assets, if any'.'.'.'.'.'.gj jg Total $336,303 40 Surplus8fund 160.000 00 UndMpro^ '"-"gOg Amount reserved for taxes accrued *850 88 Circulating notes outstand- 50,100 00 and bankers (other than above) .. D,EMAI'D DEPOSITS Individual deposits subject to check................ ivi o, Certificates of deposit due "mob ao in less than 30 days 1 jk» Q, 20 tin Total of time deposits subject to reserve $107,525 00 w"by Uw wa^ NONR *,CeM°,th0SB 52a on 1836,303 40 th^^eo^Sca?dlifen^hd°Xobr perm,t" The number of such loans was NONE. State of North Daketa, I County of Steele f"' .a iiin"k, &mS SSSU ssm SI? rS" w' kno" ana GEO. dSMSjE1 WARNER,1«l«e A. cashier worn to 1*awic- j'. 1. Palfrey ®lreotor8 City Needs Much Fuel. More fuel ia consumed In the city of Pittsburgh and Its immediate vi cinity than in any other city In thl world. 1'