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ye »V| S tto Four rA WILLISTON GRAPHIC John A. Corbett, Editor and Publisher OFFICIAL PAPER OF WILLIAMS COUNTY iPubllshed every Thursday at Williston, N. D., and enter ed at the Williston Postofflce as second class mall matter. THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1917 WILL THIS COME TRUE IN 1952? Jack Lait, the well known writer, says it will. He tells in the August American Magazine what he thinks will happen* in the thirty-five years, and he also tells 3iow it feels to be thirty-five. He says 'There will not be a king, emperor, czar or kaiser in Europe. "Ireland will be an independent republic so will Poland. "Liquor will be a taboo the world over—barred at Jta source. •"Women will have full suffrage everywhere. "Socialism will not have displaced republican gov vrnment. "There will be an aerial route across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, with stations or controls at inter nals. "There will be telephone connections with and with out wireless across both oceans. "All principal cities will have double-decked streets, 3he lower strata for traffic by vehicles exclusively. "Emigration from one country to another will be rare. "Firearms of all kinds will be absolete, forbidden everywhere. •"Huge artificial lights will make the world as bright at night as by day. "Physicians, lawyers, dentists, will be public offi cials and will not work for individual fees. "Love will guide matrimonial selection, but govern ment will refuse to license the unfit, the mismated, the immature, the senile, the damaged. "New York City will have 10,000,000 inhabitants and its own legislature Chicago will have 7,000,000 and its own legislature." G—R—A—P—H—I—C "IS YOUR BOY GOING?" writer in the August Woman's Home Companion rsays: "Close to me lives a man whose interests have been separated from mine by more than a mere ivy-grown stone fence—to be exact, by several hundred thousand dollars. The other day he leaned over the fence and inquired: "'Your boy going?" ""'Yes.' '"'Mine, too. Had a notion he didn't want to wait for conscription. By the way, those eggplants of yours are not coming on very well. May I send my man over with some fertilizer that has helped ours?' "The fence is still there—but not the barrier. Our %oys and our country leveled it. "There's bound to be a lot of such leveling from this time on. Soipe of us who have been too busy to get -acquainted are going to know each other. Some who Tiave teen too absorbed by money-making and reputa -tien-seeking to make friends will suddenly feel the need of comradeship. Some of us who have worried because our neighbors dressed better than we did, had -a finer phonograph, or ran a faster car are going to •"have our eyes opened to the falseness of the standards ty which we have judged ourselves and each other. "We're going to like each other a great deal better and tto need each other a great deal more." G—R—A—P—H—I—C THE WOMEN'S CAMPAIGN FOR LIBERTY LOAN The women of America did splendid work for the 'first issue of Liberty Loan Bonds and are making preparations now for a more complete organization "and more thorough work for the next issue of bonds which is to be announced later by Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo. The plan of campaign for the next issue adopted by the Woman's Liberty Loan Commit "tee, with headquarters at Washington, makes the state "the unit of organization and provides for the utiliza tion of established organizations in promoting the sale vof the bonds. The committee has appointed in each state and ter ritorial division of the United States a chairman, who will have at her command the organization of women in her state who have been banded by the state units '•of the Womarj's Committee of the Council of National Defense and the Liberty Loan committees of women which were established independently during the first "issue and remaining intact for the second campaign. "Through these organizations each state chairman will be able 'to organize every county, city, town or village in her state. The general committee has also appointed chairmen in each of the twelve Federal Reserve banking districts in the United States. These chairmen serve as dele gates from the Woman's Committee to the Liberty Loan committees of their various banking districts, co -operating with the latter on all matters pertaining to "the relations of women to the Liberty Loan. They also act as intermediaries between the Liberty Loan com mittees of their districts and the state chairmen whose territories lie within the Federal Reserve Districts. By means of constant communications with the state chairmen the district chairmen will keep the latter in touch with the Federal Reserve Liberty Loan work, supplementing the directive labors of the Woman's ^Liberty Loan Committee at Washington. HE THOUGHT THE BARBER WAS DUMB There is an article in the August American Maga zine in which a writer tells about a barber who has retired with $300,000. Here is part of it: 'One man,' says Hysler, 'kept looking at the bar ber who was working on him, and finally he called me over and asked if the man was dumb. He had come from the West, and could not understand the silence. It made him nervous, he said.' "Another point in Hysler's success was that his barbers were not allowed to urge shampoos or massages on patrons. Hysler believes that men know what they want wtaen they enter a shop. He also cut out all talk of hair restorers or dyeing of hair. He does not believe in either. 'The way to succeed in the barber shop,' he says, 'is to see that every man is suited. Too much care can not be given to courtesy and cleanliness. A clean shop attracts and invites customers, and they are satisfied when they leave.'" G—R—A—P—H—I—C EXCUSES DON'T PAY Thomas E. Wilson ,the dhicago packer, has writ ten an article for The American Magazine in which he gives some of the experience he has had as head of large companies. He says in the August issue: "An employer should be slower to fire a man than to hire him. To refuse to employ a man probably does him no great harm, but to discharge him may leave a permanent imprint on his character. He may re gard himself as having been tried and found wanting —a failure. I would seldom fire a man for a single mistake. Many men are stronger for having once made a blunder. They have profited by it and are resolved that nothing like it shall ever occur again. I should much prefer to have a man make mistakes— as long as he isn't a repeater—than to make excuses. A little excuse is a dangerous thing. It is a habit that grows on one. A- man gets to depend on excuses for careless work instead of striving to do the work prop erly. The fellow who never has an excuse, even for poor work, shows that he is trying his best to do it right and has at least a clear conscience." G—R—A—P—H—I—C BIRDS HELP FARMERS DEFEAT GERMANY Food is needed for our armies. Birds help the farmers produce that food by destroying insect pests. Therefore birds may be considered as one of the Allies. In the August Farm and Fireside we read: "Birds are almost as busy as bees, and their work in increasing crop yields is highly important. One of the cheapest and most effective ways to fight insect pests that annually take crop toll estimated at 000,000 is to aid in the preservation of bird life. Few people realize how many insects are destroyed by birds. A teaspoonful of chinch bugs has been taken from the crop of one quail, and an adult bird has been known to eat 5,000 plant lice in two hours. Such worms and bugs as infest our gardens are favorite food for bluebirds, robins, and many other kinds of birds. "It is true that some insect pests may be fought with chemicals. Owing to the Great War, though, prices for many materials commonly used in sprays, washes, and poison mashes are pretty near prohibi tive. But the birds work at before-the-war wages. "Birds also eat thousands of weed seeds. A single quail, when killed, was found to contain 10,000 pig weed seeds. With labor scarce and high, whatever will aid the farmer in his crop against weeds is worth while." G—R—A—P—H—I—C ALCOHOL In these "bone dry" times it is interesting to note what stand the profession of Medcine takes on the question. The American Medical association at its late meeting at New York adopted the following reso lutions: Whereas, We believe that the use of alcohol is det rimental to the human economy, and whereas its use in therapeutics as a tonic or stimulant or food has no scientific value, therefore, Be it Resolved, That the American Medical associa tion is opposed to the use of alcohol as a beverage and, Be it Further Resolved, That the use of alcohol as a therapeutic agent should be further discouraged. The National Association for the Study and Pre vention of Tuberculosis at its meeting held in Cincin nati May 9-11 adopted the following resolutions: Whereas, several of the European countries en gaged in the great war have found it desirable to place themselves on a prohibition basis Whereas, we wish to neglect nothing that will make for the good of the service, and Whereas, our loyalty in such time of stress should lead us to ask nothing of those going to the front which those remaining are not willing to demand of themselves therefore be it Resolved, that this Association place itself on rec ord as favoring national prohibition both for soldiers and civilians during the war period and for one year thereafter. G—R—A—P—H—I—C THE LIBERTY LOAN CYCLE Through the sale of Liberty Loan Bonds the United States is borrowing large sums of money from its citizens, its business men, farmers, bankers, wage earn ers, merchants, manufacturers. The government col lects this money and disburses it in two ways. Part it expends itself and part it loans our allies. The Uni ted States and these other governments spend it for American products and American labor and it goes back directly into the hands Of the people, the Ameri can business man, farmer, banker, wage earner, mer chant and manufacturer. This is the cycle. John Smith the farmer and Thomas Brown the wage earner each has purchased a Liberty Loan Bond paying down the initial payment of 2 per cent. On June 28th they made the 18 per cent payment, depositing the amount in their banks and sending checks to the Federal Reserve Bank of their district. The Federal Reserve Bank collects the check and redeposits the money with the local banks. Later „the Treasury Department draws against it and the money is again lodged with the Federal Reserve Bank. It is almost immediately withdrawn from the Federal Reserve Bank either by the United States or by some foreign government engaged in war with Germany to which the United States has advanced money and is naid out for American products or labor. Some of it is spent for farm products and raw material, and some of it for manufactured products, thus going back into the hands of American citizens. Therefore the money paid in by the above mention ed John Smith and Thomas Brown on June 28th in part payment of their Liberty Loan Bonds may have gotten back into their hands in time to make up part of their payments made July 30th. WILLISTON GRAPHIC Capital and Surplus $70,000 M. E. Wilson, Pres. C. Wingate, Vice-Prcs. B. J. Schorefge, Vice-Pres. Honey Hakes Honey Interest on Investment is the source of surest income. Money worfts 24 hours a day and seven days a weeK. More people are made inde pendent by saving than by slaving. England has Invested to wonderful advantage. Ev ery year statistics show that England buys more from other countries than she sells to them. ^But inter est on Investments does not show in the statistical tables. That is why England is rich. Money placed in a savings banh is an in vestment safe and sure MaKe yourself independent One Dollar Starts an Account I Williams County State Bank Resources over $1,000,000 STORAGE BATTERY SERVICE STATION Copyright registered. 1917 Insure Your Battery's Health Get a Willard Service Card and use it It entitles you to semi-monthly testing by battery experts. It insures the health and satisfactory performance of your battery, because frequent and regular hydrometer tests detect battery troubles before they are big enough to make trouble. This battery health insurance policy is yours for the asking. Come in for it Williston Electric Construction Company OPPOSITE POSTOFFICE Thursday, August 9, 1917. O. J. Helland, Cashier V. M. Pike, Asst. Cask. C. G. Vikan, Asst. Cash.