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VOL. XXIII, NO. 8.
NEW TEACHERS. Williston public schools will open Tuesday, September 4. This has, been decided by the board after the question had been up for some time because of the fact that some chil dren might be needed to assist in harvest. The light crop has removed this possible necessity it is believed and in line with recommendations from high sources the local board has decided to start school as usual. Supt. L. A. White who has been away for several weeks is expected to return within a few days. Teach ers for the coming year have prac tically. all been selected, the resigna tion of Miss Roxby at Westlawn, leaving that place still open. Following is the list of teachers an nounced by the board: L. A. White, Supt. New Teachers Vera Mahon, Grade 2, LaMoure, N. D. Anna Kittilsby, Primary, Larimore N. D. Adelaida Gallegher, Primary, Be midji, Minn. Edith Tilseth, Primary, Bemidji, Minn. Grace Jones, English and Public Speaking, Brooklyn, Iowa. Helga Petterson, Grade 4, Willmar. Minn. Clara Falkestad, Grade 3, Bemidji, Minn. Ester Nelson, Grade 2, Kenmare, N. D. Margaret McGillan, Junior H., Glenwood, Minn. Gertrude Winterfield, H. S. Mathe., Slayton, Minn. Vi,ola Lawson, Grade 3, Langdon, N. D. Edith Reese, History and English, Columbus Junction, Towa. Mabel Nelson, Junior H., Fairbault, Minn. Alice Lowman, Grade 3, Hatton, N. D. Lucy Torson, Domestic Science, Uav, N. D. P. W. Oberg, Manual Training, Poll, 111. Ethel Fowler, Grade 4, Witewater, Wis. Johanna Monson, Grade 3, Willis ton, N. D. True Hyland, Grade 5, Stoughton, Wis. County Superintendent of Schools, Anna Peterson reports this week four new consolidations in the county and is greatly pleased at the showing made by Williams county people to ward getting graded and hi eh schools in all populous centers. The follow ing new consolidated districts have been aprorved by 'the voters this week: Haviland district No. 63, with Ap pam as a center, approved by a large vote. WILLISTON SCHOOLS WILL BEGIN EM IN SEPTEMBER Elizabeth Gill, Principal. A. C. Clayton, Commercial. Mary Leake, Primary. Nell Davidson, Grade 4. Emma Keeley, Grade 5. Delia Hardin, Grade 3. Blanch Fox, Grade 2. Nanna Newlander, Junior H. Agnes Tennison, Lat. and German. Harry Brown, Science. Laura Cooper, Music and Drading. Kathleen Morris, Grade 6. Mabel Connolly, Junior H. Clarice Pfund, Grade 2. Cottonwood Lake district No. 64. In discussing at the Congregation al church Sunday night the part cf the United States in the speedy end of the world war and victory for rhe allies Rev. James Hoffman Batten brought to the front that fact that people who stay at home have almost as hard a job in fighting the forces of evil at home as the soldiers who go to the front and fight the enemy in the open. OPENING ANNOUNCED FOR USUAL TIME BECAUSE LIGHT CROPS tlAVE REMOVED NECESSITY FOR EM PLOYING YOUNG PEOPLE IN HARVEST FIELDS- Must Fight Devil at Home As Well as Kaiser Abroad Rev. Batten divided the war ques- tion into two sections—one the mat ter of handling the autocracy of op- I pression and the other that of h"n dling the influences at home that would keep America from doing its share in winning thq conflict. The speaker named alien enemies, hyphenated citizens, and "cowardly slackers" as the greatest enemies of the country at this time who would work against the purposes of the United States in the war. In con nection with these forces the stay at home must also look to the suppres 1 with Alamo as a center, aproved by a vote of nearly 4 to 1. Thorstad district No. 75 with Zahl as a center approved by 54 to 9. Golden Valley ....o. 85 with Tem ple as a center approved by 96 to 19. The object of these consolidations is to bring the graded and high school work into standard form in these neighborhoods and eventually to have accredited high schools in connection With the graded consolidated schools. Miss Peterson has been a firm pro ponent of consilidation an dit is a personal victory for her work to have these coming towns adpt the con solidated plan for their districts. Miss Peterson stated this afternoon that the question of a late or early beginning if the terms of school in the various districts is being left largely with school officers to best care for tyeir neighborhood needs. It is stated that in most cases school will start at the regular time though in a few districts the boards have decided to wait until October 1 so that the children may help in early harvest. ANNUAL REPORT OF LIBRARY SHORTLY WILL SHOW THAT WILLISTON INSTITUTION IS DOING GREAT WORK HERE Miss Bessie R. Baldwin who has just returned from a vacation has started the task of compiling the an nual report f#t the James Memorial library and sfce expects to spend sev eral weeks marshalling in detail the facts that will show the complete scope of work that is being done by the local institution. The report will be published in full in the fall and contains some very interesting records of growth and use. It covers the year July, 1916-— to June, 1917, inclusive, and shows that during that time 17,709 volumes were lent for home use, 25 per cent were non-fiction. The number of people who used the reading room during that period was over ten thousand, adding the rough count taken each day. This is apt to be less rather than more than the actual number. The number of actual reference questions looker! up amounts to 2,247 which does no+ include a good deal of independent reference work. The rental collection has proved popular and solves part of the prob lem of buying recent fiction. The rental fees amounted to about twen ty dollars, which has been re-invest ed in other rental books. There are about fifteen hundred names of the library .register of bor rowers. In spite of the fact that the children compose only a third of this registration they do a full half of the reading and the non-fiction percent in their case amounts to over 30 per cent. Are you using this library which you help to support and which is ready to put at your disposal the in formation you need? sion of the liquor traffic, the social evil and the waste of childhood and vouth that may be brought about by fanatics who do not count the cost. Rev. Batten in touching on the work before the "stay at homes" brought out his opinion that wealth should stand its proportionate burden of the fight—even to conscription if rx^essarv. He urged moral and finan cial support of the men in the field, told of the necessity of conservation of food, to keep efficiency at its high est point until victory is secure. He named the Red Cross and the Army Y. M. C. A. as the agencies particu lar! worthy of support and express ed the opinion that these two agen cies were better fitted than any othe to care for the needs of the men and advised that local organizations work thru them in every possible manner. The lecture was one of special in terest to the audience and many things were clearly presented that Williston people have not been fully informed on. Photos by American Press Association. QUESTIONS OF EXEMPTION IN LASTEST ORDER BOARDS WILL HAVE RULINGS OF DEPARTMENT TO GUIDE IN NEARLY ALL CASES William G. Owpns for Williams County and George Shafer in McKen zie county have been appointed spe cial representatives of the United States government in this section to see that every man gets "a square deal" in the selective draft now be ing made for the first big conscrip tion army to be sent to Europe. Registrants who procure from lo cal boards by misrepresentation or other means exemptions to which they are not entitled are to be look ed after by a slacker sleuth who were named for each county in North Dakota by Governor Frazier last night. In many cases this official is the county judge, but for any reason which may appear good to the au thorities exceptions may be made to this rule, .and some other person be named. Instructions governing this point were received yesterday by wire from Provost Marshal Crowder, who says: "The names of all registered men are on a list arranged in the order in which they will be called for military service. Wherever any registered person imposes upon a local board and improperly secures a certificate of exemption or discharge, he ad vances the time of call of all other uncalled persons on the list. For this reason, every registered person and to some extent every' person in the community is more or less directlv interested in seeing that the true facts are brought to the attention of the government. "For every local board a person has been designated who will re ceive information of such cases am1 take appeals to the district board and inform the local board. For this reason, the public is entitled to know the grounds upon which claims for.] exemption or discharge are being asked by registered men. Local boards should therefore be instructed imme diately to make available to the press from day to day the names of per sons claiming exemption or dis charges, the ground on which such claims are based, and in general the number of cases that are being dis-. rosed of by the hoard from day to day. This instruction does not ap Our Country! In Btr intercourse with foreign nations may She always be right. But our country, right or wrong.—Stephen Decatur. PERSHING IN PARIS REVIEW General Pershing and General Pellotier. the French soldier detailed to acl as his companion, were cheered by crowds in Paris. General Pelletier lost an arm in the war. In the lower picture is shown a review of the American sol diers In Paris. It was held at the Invalides, which is the famous home for wounded soldiers GOVERNMENT MAKING PUBLIC CLAIMS THAT WILL ALLOW EXCUSE FROM SERVICE OWENS NAMED AS SLEUTH ply of course to discharges on the grounds of physical disqualifications." All Proceedings Open This is taken to mean that all pro ceedings of the local boards will be open to the public, and that any citizen who takes exceptions to any exemptions granted for causes other than physical ability wil have a right to be heard and his protest must be considered. Names of persons not exempted or discharged and who fail to report for examination or reporting decline to submit to a physical examination are, according to instructions received, to be reported on special forms provid ed for this purpose and not included in the regular lists of men called for service. These reports will be for warded by the district board to the adjutant general, who wil then mail to each person so listed a formal no tice that he has been selected for military service and ordering him to report for military service in person or by mail or telegraph to the ad jutant general not later than five days from the date of mailing of such notice. From the date so specified, each man to whom such notice shall have been mailed shall be in the mili tary service of the United States. Bulletin to Local Boards Bulletins containing compiled rul ings of the provost marshal on ex emption questions which have arisen to date reached the adjutant general's yesterday and ten copies of the bul letin will be furnished each local ex emption board. These rulings cover original juris- (Continued on page 6) PHYSICAL TESTS ARE ANNOUNCED FOR THOSE DRAFTED FOR THE ARMY Physical requirements for men drafted to serve in the national army are outlined in regulations from the War Department by Adjutant General Dickson. They are as follows: Height, 5 feet 1 inch to 6 feet 6 inches. Weight, between 118 and 211 pounds, not absolute. Mental test to determine wheth er a man is of sound understand ing. Examination of eyes and ears by charts and whispering tests. Almost any disease of lungs or heart is disqualifying. Must have at least four service able molars—two above and two below, oposite. Before the heart and lungs test, the candidate is required to jumo up, kick his heels behind, hop first on one foot and then on the other, and make several stand ing jumps. Chest measure between 31 and 38 1-4 inches. Pulse and respiration nearly nor mal. Skin in good condition. Chronic rheumatism, old dislo cations and badly united fractures will disqualify. Pronounced flat feet or feet in bad condition will disqualify. Graphic WILLISTON, WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1917. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE as. PRETTY WEDDING AT I E MISS PAULINE WOLD BECOMES BRIDE OF WELL KNOWN BUSINESS MAN One of the most interesting social events of the summer was the wed ding last evening of Miss Pauline Wold and Mr. J. A. Huseby. The ceremony was performed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Bergman, the latter a sister of the bride. Rev. ^James Hoffman Batten of the Con gregational church officiated and a large number of friends and relatives were present. The bride was given away by her father, Mr. Odin Wold of Minneapolis. Preceding the wed ding ceremony Mrs./ Bergman render ed appropriate selections. Miss Helen Wold was bridesmaid and J. A. Huseby groomsman Miss Janette Craven played the wedding march and little Misses Claudia Bergman and Pauline Nostdahl acted as flower girls. The house was beautifully decorated with cut flowers. The bride carries a shower bouquet of pink roses and the bridesmaid a bouquet of astors. Both Miss Wold and Mr. Huseby are among the best known people in the city and have been prominent in social circles. Mr. Huseby is one of the partners of the newly organized ice and coal concern of Williston. Miss Wold has also been connected with the business life of Wiliston hav ing only recently left the First Na tional Bank. Both have hosts of friends in the city and vicinity. Following the ceremony an elabor ate lun?heon was served to nearly 10(1 guests. ?nd good wishes were shower ed on the bride a nd groom. The couple left on an early train today for a honeymoon trip to eastern points. Upon their return they will be at hme in the new home recently br.ilt in this city by the groom. i!ST TALKS AT STATE KfET ANNUAL SESSION COMMENCED TUESDAY, CONTINUING THREE DAYS Grand Forks, August 8.—The North Dakota Pharmaceutical association opened its thirty-second annual con vention in the Commercial club rooms in this city yesterday. The business session will extend through Wednes day and Thursday will be given over to entertainment. With more than 200 delegates ex pected from various parts of the state, this convention promises to be the largest in the history of the as sociation. The officers of the association are as follows: President, A. A. Bradley of Williston Vice president, Peter Mergens of Fairmount second vice president, J. H. Void of Grand Forks eeneral secretary and treasurer, W. S. Parker of Lisbon. The so-called "Stephens bill" forms one of the most important topics dis cussed by members of the convention in the rooms of the Commercial club of this city yesterday morning. The bill to which reference was made in President Bradley's annual address, was introduced in congress by Sen ator Henry F. Ashhurst of Arizona and Representative D. V. Stephens of Nebraska and seeks to provide a rem edv for the unfair competition of cer tain great monopolies. 1^ '"s that every national association of independent retailers and many hun dreds of trade and commercial or ganizations are supporting the bill. In a peculiarly important way the *,-,r* tail drug trade of the individual states. The convention was opened short ly after 10 o'c'^k rf— noon with an address of welcome by Mr-vor D. A. Dinnie. Response in be hplf of the association was made by Peter Me^^en^ v?"f» nresident of the association. That the ppst y°"r has besn a pro.*: pcrous one for the association was indicated by the tenor of the annual address of A. A. Bradley of Will's ""n. president of the association who also put stress on the fac,t that th° States can count on the ex- tremn lov^ltv of the druggists of North Dakota. The president brief Iv reviewed the achievements of the past year, especially with regard to Wc.iot .-o work aff«c*ing the interests pharmaceutical trade. This point was also alluded to in the annual address of the secr^'ir"- I treasurer. W .S. Parker of Lisbon. who called the attention of the mem- DRAFT BOARD EXAMINES 200 MEN FOR ARMY EXEMPTION OFFICERS HAVING BUSY TIMES GETTING ARMY MEN READY ONLY FEW ARE MISSING EXEMPTIONS WILL NOT BE AN NOUNCED BY BOARD FOR SEVERAL DAYS By far the most interesting point in Williams county this week is the court room in the Williston Court house where the Williams county ex emption board is passing on the physical fitness and the right to ex emptions of nearly 400 men who have been drawn for the first por tion of the national army. County Auditor M. H. Aaen, Sher iff Axel Strom and County Physician H. C. Windel have been putting in some strenuous days since Tuesday morning when the first registrants appeared. Drs. Trainor, MacManus and Skovholt have been assisting the board at times in the examina tions and all of them have had plenty to do since the job commenced. First Day Slow The first day's work went very slowly and altho the board worked until nearly 1 o'clock Wednesday morning 'only 50 men were examined. Yesterday things went a little faster and up to today at noon about 200 men had appeared before the board. It is understood that a very com plete physical examination is being made at this time and exemption claims are being filed. Sheriff Strom reported Tuesday night that there will be a great many men will have to be reexamined before their physi cal fitness will be determined finally. Exemptions Come Later It is understood that a large num ber of the men examined are claim ing exemptions on various grounds and it asbelieved early in the week that another call would have to be made before the quota is secured from. Williams county. Because of the? heavy work that the physical exam ination is entailing there has been no action yet on any exemptions and this may not be determined by the board until the first of next week. There is considerable discussion? on the streets regarding exemptions and what will allow exemptions but the board is not going into that mat ter yet. It is understood that the Williams county board and every other board in the state will have instructions direct from Washington* and also rulings by the departments: handling the matter which will give them precedent for decision in almost every case. Some Have Not Reported Deputy Sheriff R. R. Rutledge has been instructed by the board to look into the case of several men whu have been summoned for examina tions here this week and have nn' reoorted. Among the list is about 15 laborers who registered here being at the time of registration in the employ of the Great Northern rail way on track work. It is believed these men have been moved by the company and will be examined in other places. There have also been a number of men who have yioved a\yjiy from here since registration who have reported to the board here that they will be examined in other places. "The very best spirit has been shown in Williams county," said Mr. Rutledge this afternoon, "And the men summoned before the board are appearing promptly except in a few" cases. Ignorance more than any other reason is responsible for the delays that are being noted. There is no indication yet as tcr when drafted men #vil lactually called to service or whefi they will know whether or not they have been c-'.empted. Vrs to the fact that the function th° association had been chi*»flv to prevent adverse legislation. In botfs of the annual addresses, reference was made to the "bone dry" enact ment and to its possible effects on the business of the retail drugists. 'Die "bone dry" law came in for a great deal of informal discussion during both of yesterday's sessions. -cal grain houses have received t1 °ir "Federal inspection data or wheat and have 92 different grades *'sted. The ordinary Williams coun ts rroduct is quoted at about 2.29 tcday. *1