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Tuesday afternoon of this week
was designated Go-To-fijcfogol-After
noon. In pre?"4tl°B the after
noon the pupils of schools ex
cept the Senior high school wrote
personal invitations to their parents
inviting them to visit their rooms
during the afternoon, and there ac
companied these invitations an invi
tation issued from the Superinten
dent's office. Despite the extreme
cold of the afternoon about a hun
dred and fifty visitors found their
way to the various departments of
the schools, where the regular work
of the afternoon was in session.
At three o'clock in the new as
sembly hall, a Christmas program
was given by the Senior high school.
About seventy-five of the Tittle tots
added much pleasure to the program
by their singing of Christmas Carols.
After the completion of the pro-1
gram the visitors turned their atten
tion to the exhibit that was in place
about the walls, on tables, in the hall,
and many expressions of approval
and appreciation were $iven. The
work of the children received a large
amount of attention, as did al3o the
work of the Manual Training depart
ment and the Commercial depart
ment.. Perhaps because so many of
the visitors were themselves ac
quainted with the intricacies of sew
ing, the work of the Domestic Art
department received an unusual
amount of attention. During the af
ternoon light refreshments were
served under the direction of the Do
mestic Science department.
From every standpoint the Go-To
School-Afternoon and exhibit may
well be regarded as real successes.
In the evening Montaville Flowers
read the immortal story "A Christ
With The Williston Schools
A Column Devoted to Schools and School News.
The Merriest Christmas
Happiest New Year
of Their Lives
ROCHE CASH GROCERY
1. There are only 12 of them all told.
2. They are but 10 minutes walk from the postoffice. Practically
the same distance as from Central to Westlawn Schools.
3. The soil is the very best dark loam we have.
4. The land is level and easy to work,
5. Alfalfa has been grown on most of it for years.
W. B. OVERSON
First National Bank Block. Phone 65
mas Carol" by Dickens to an audience
that numbered about 250 or 300.
It is to be regretted that the cold
prevented a full attendance lor it was
a general opinion of those who braved
the cpld that the reading was one of
the best that has been given in Wil
liston. The interpretation of the
Christmas spirit, the impersonation
of the various characters of this
story, the range and power of the
unusual Characters of this story, the
range and power of the unusual voice
all marked Mr. Flowers as a master
in his work.
Mr. Flowers will return to the
state in the early spring, and it is
hoped that a possible engagement at
that time may give a large audience
an opportunity to hear this unusual
During the afternoon and evening
many found occasion to go through
the new building, and all expressed
themselves delighted with it,
A opportunity tot expressing an
interest in the "Parent-Teachers As
sociation" during the afternoon made
it evident that such an organization
would make a large appeal. Plans
are under way whereby this associa
tion may be brought into existence.
During the past two weeks, sick
ness in one form or another, has
caused some absences from high
school. Clara Bennett^ and Robert
Heffernan are again in school, but
Herman Zahl is still very ill. Other
minor cases of illness are reported.
Preparation for the events of pre
holiday week the closing up of work
in the several half-year subjects, jn
readiness for finals after tne holi
days—these and other important mat
ters-have caused a stress of work re
marked upon by most of the teachers.
The Typewriting classes are taking
a good bit of satisfaction in their
new room which is much larger and
more comfortable than the old one.
The size of the room allows the use
of the Uhl cabinets, too, which adds
greatly to appearance and comfort.
The interest apparently is very strong
as the teacher was heard to remark
that he hoped before long the stu
dents would get in the habit of quit
ting in time for supper.
The new assembly hall was used
for the first time last Friday, and it
seems certain that all hoped for the
use of it will be fully realized.
Miss Cunning was called to her
home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Sat
urday by the death of her father who
had been in very feeble health for
some time. Earlier in the week,
Miss Cunning received work that her
brother in Oregon had been seriously
hurt in an automobile accident. Later
advice, however, tells that he is out
of danger. The entire school and
community tender Miss Cunning
their sincere sympathy in this time
of her trouble ana bereavement.
Miss Raymond is substituting in
the Mathematics department until the
return of Miss Cunning after the
The Senior English Class is bring
ing to a close its work concerning tne
American adoption of the Swiss Mil
Our basketball team carried off the
laurels at Fairview a week ago Sat
urday by a score of 15 to 14. In last
Saturday's game with Stanley's Town
Team, however, they were not so for
tunate. The boys are putting up a
good class of work and a beating oc
casionally is, perhaps, a good thing
in its place. At least, it lends
Sarah' Hammerstad, who has been
attending school here, has left for her
home and probably will not return.
In Junior High School
The Junior High is now most
pleasantly located in the building
formerly occupied by the Senior High
School. After the crowded condition
which prevailed in the Annex for the
past two years, the more roomy quar
ters are greatly appreciated.
The following names appear on the
Honor Roll in the different classes—
Elizabeth Donovan, Jessie Merklein,
Robert Garrison, Lloyd Nelson, Lil
lian Knutson, Julia Jackson, Herbert
Weil, Sarah Goldschlager, AnnaMon
son, Janice Kleinsorge, Marie Men
gel, Mavourneen Todd, Bert Hansen,
Alice Thompson, Lessel Abbott, Har
riet Jackson, Margery Donovan, Beu
lah Larson, Gladys Westby, Luella
Arvid Johansen has reentered
school after an absence of some
weeks, caused by a broken collar bone.
In Central Grades
Robert Carney of the second grade
returned Monday after an illness of
Kenneth Griffith is back again
having been absent on account of ill
Neva Hydle and Jean Eaton were
absent with colds, but are now back.
The second class in spelling has
covered the chart work and have
started the review.
Harold Sorteberg of Ellendale en
tered the second grade.
In West Lawn
Kathryn Landis was promoted
from the first to the second grade.
George and Alice Brant have been
transferred to the Central School.
Dorothy Swisher moved to Butte,
Montana, this week.
A great many children are out be
cause of colds. On Monday of last
week the following were missing:—
Marjorie Allen, Lorella Claire, Rich
ard Shipe, Lucile Sheldon, Harold
Some weeks ago we announced that the old Gene Field 60 acres just north of the City would
be subdivided into 5 acre tracts and placed on the market. An unavoidable delay in surveying
and platting the property has just ended and these
Five Acre Suburban Homes
CAN NOW BE SECURED
What better—more practical—more satisfactory Christmas present can you buy for yourself
and family? It is the first step toward a Permanent Home with Five Acres of Independence. It
is the one sure way to reduce YOUR high cost of living. Also it is a safe, conservative in
vestment with a future just as certain and just as large as Williston's.
Afford Delaying Securing Full
Wehr, Glen Turner, Emline Zien, and
Paul Krohn of the first grade re
turned Monday after a four day's
Carl Schumacher is absent on ac
count of inpetigo.
Mesdames Ureengard, Garrison,
Harstad, and Keyes were recent visi
Miss Garrison called at the fifth
grade room one day.
Audia Innis has been absent on ac
count of her mother's illness.
Many pupils have been absent from
the sixth grade on account of colds.
Teacher—Write a sentence using
the word "major.''
Pupil—Have you's a qtl major?.
Advertisements under this head will
be Inserted for one cent word. No
ad taken (or less than SO cents.
FOR SALE—Alfalfa hay for sale.
A. J. Panger. 26-2tp.
FOR RENT—Furnished rooms. 306
Fourth St. East. 26-2tp.
FOR RENT—Furnished room in mod
ern home. Apply at Graphic of
FOR SALE!—Registered percheron
mares and colts. Also A No. 1
Durum wheat suitable for seed. Dr.
E. J. Hagan. 16-tf.
FOR RENT—Three furnished rooms
for light housekeeping. Call at 408
North Main Street. No children al
MUST BE SOLD—The biggest bar
gain in Williams county land—160
acres in township 155, range 104. If
interested address 17, care of Gra
WANTED—The Episcopal Guild ex
pects to ship a carload of old pa
per, magazines and rags to one of the
western paper mills and would be glad
to have a man call at your home some
day next week. Please phone Mrs.
NOTICE TO HOG BREEDERS—I
have three large type pure bred
poland China bores and can take in
sows to be served at one dollar each.
Albert Nelson, two miles -south and
three miles east of Bonetraill, N.
Five 5-room houses with water and
lights, $1350.00 each.
One 6 room house, water and
A 3 room house $1000.00.
Two 4-room houses, water and
lights $1250.00 each.
6 room house, water, lights, and
A little money down and balance
by the month. These must be sold
and the prices are bargains. See
13-tf. H. V. SMITH.
LOCAL MAN IN LINE FOR STATE
(Continued from page 1)
of increased jurisdiction, must file
with the clerk of the supreme court
a report of the business done by him
and the cases decided during the
undecided, and the business disposed
and the cases remaining
undecided, and the business disposed
of on each day and the time given to
the same an the court may call for
6. It is all under the Government Irrigation Project.
7. Practically all canals and lateral ditches are already built.
8. Each 5 acre tract can be cut up into city blocks of 12 lots each
9. Five years hence, ten years at the outside, each lot should be
be salable at from $100 to $200 or from $2,400 to $4,800 for
the 5 acre tracts .which can now be had at prices which will
immediately interest you—prices which guarantee ready sale.
10. A complete abstract of title furnished with each tract
or J. W. JACKSON
Hagan Hardware Co. Block. Phone 18
£xtends Holiday Greetings
And Best Wishes
additional reports on any matter.
"The clerk must make a similar re
port for us, and each of us, and lay
before us and direct especial atten
tion to. the report of the other judges.
We think the people who pay for do
ing the work have a right to know
how it is done and to know the time
that each judge devotes to his work.
We are convinced that no court can
be trusted to do good work without
some system of supervision and re
porting. That is true of the U. S.
supreme court and the New York
court of appeals. It is reported they
are nearly two years behind with
A Merry Christmas
A Happy and Prosperous 1917
That Goes for Everybody
"Now, if you think that you can fill
the bill, please write us specially
en each point. Do not think that* you
Thursday, December 1. 1M.
will have to copy decisions covering
20 or 30 pages, because if I mistake
not, our decisions will be sharp, short
"J. E. Robinson."
THE ENTENTE ALLIES REJECT
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sist that there be the most complete
guarantee against this caste ever
again disturbing the peace of Europe."
Paris, Dec. 19—Premier Briand an
nounced in the senate today that the
Entente allies tomorrow would send
a concerted reply making known "to
the Central powers that it is impos
sible to take their request for peaee