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VOL. XXIII, NO. 14.
B. PERCHERONS—HEREFORDS NAMES SEVERAL GOOD HERDS NEAR HERE AS SHOWING GREAT IMPROVEMENT That Williams county and teiritory is going ahead along purebred lines faster than any other portion of the state is the interesting statement made by B. H. Critchfield, expert for the Dakota Farmer who was hetfe a short time ago. Among other things he said: "There are nearly a dozen breed ers of purerbred cattle and horses in this territory with sizable herds, sev eral of them numbering close to 100 head. The owners have been buying high-class sires and some of them are now looking for herd sires with the instructions to us to "get us the individuals let the price be second ary." This section is admirably fitted for stock raising. The alfalfa fields that are being developed in what used to be the worthless brush Jbottoms of the. Missouri River are a revelation to one who has not seen them. This year, with upland hay very short and scarce, most of these bottom alfalfa fields are yielding fairly good cut tings even with no rainfall. Most of them have been started by merely clearing the land and discing the al falfa seed in without plowing. There are still hundreds of acres of this bottom to be developed and when this is done the feed problem of "west ern North Dakota will be solved. Hereford Breeders in Williston The breeders of Hereford cattle in this territory are Frank Banks and W. S. Davidson. The Banks herd numbers over 100 head and the foun dation stock tame from the Petter son herd at Worthington, Minn., about seven years ago. Mr. Banks has used bulls of the best breeding to be se cured and had a son of Repeater two seasons. The hay meadows on the Banks ranch this year will yield in the neighborhood of 2,000 tons of al falfa and blue joint. In addition to his pure-breds, Frank Banks handles about 800 range cattle on the Berthold reservation in summer, winter feed ing them at the home ranch. W. S. Davidson's Hereford breed ing is only of short duration, but he has an excellent foundation for a high-class herd. The mam part of the herd was secured by the purchase of the entire herd of John Burkhart, of Omemee, N. D., this spring. This •was one of the best in the state, con sidering breeding and-, individuality. Mr. Davidson now has about 40 head ©f pure-bred cattle and is using: a bull that headed the Burkhart herd, bred by L. A. Pinard, of Wessington Springs, S. D. Mr. Davidson is a banker and business man but is giv ing his stock as much personal at tention as he can. Shorthorn Breeders Among the Shorthorn breeders in the Missouri River country is Jos. Wegley, who has about 70 head on his ranch eight miles southwest of Williston. His herd bull was secured from R. W. Aylor, of Grandin, N. D., last year. Wegley has plenty of al falfa hay to carry his cattle through the winter and is clearing more bot tom land for alfalfa seeding. L. C. Wingate has a herd of Shorthorns in the Yellowstone Valley that was im proved a great deal by one of Ring master's best sons. The herd bull now in use is imported "Lucifer," former ly at the head of the Donelly & Sons herd at Grafton. Across the Montana line a few miles Lowe & Powers of Cnlbertson are building up a high-class herd of Short horns. There men are both live wires and good stockmen and will pat this section on the map for good cattle. U. L. Burdick of Williston has one of the best Percheron studs in the whole country with about 40 top notch mares headed by "Paragon," one of the promising young sires of the breed, stallions and there are dozens of farm ers in this territory with from one to four or more pure-bred Percheron mares. This will make a Percheron breeding center in a few yean should become noted. Over at Arnegard the Stenehjem Bros, have a good-sized herd of Short horns and were looking for a herd bull the last time I saw them. Many Stock Sales This Fall Public sales of pure-bred stock have been rather slow getting started in WILLIAMS COUNTY MAKING BIG IN PUREBRED STOCK H. CRITCHFIELD SAYS THIS SECTION GOING AHEAD FAST ER THAN OTHERS Mr. Burdick is starting a Cecil Jackson, Reginald Jaynes, Les Shorthorn herd and has about 15 fe-1 ter Jaynes, Ellis Slater. The school males with a good breeding son of is also represented in navy by Campell Ringmaster at their head. U. L. Bur- Minckler who is attending the An dick has brought into this country a napolis Academy. Campell reports great many Percheron mares and very enthusiastically over his work and his opportunities and urges that others of his school mates would try for the same position. North Dakota, no doubt on account be most cordially welcome. of the heavy demand in times past and also due to the fact that breeders have sold very closely of their sur plus. Realizing the advertising value to the breed as a whole and to them selves, coupled with shortage of feed in some sections, several breeders have decided to make drafts this fall and offer them to the public. Several of the county breeders associations and the state livestock breeders as sociations plan on sales this fall and winter. The sales that have been con ducted by these associations in the past have been successful, although mixed breeds were sold. With proper inspection and elimination of inferior animals from sales of this kind there is no question but that they can be made the means of not only clearing up the small breeders' surplus but also enable beginners to secure their foun dation stock right at home. HAMPSHIRE SHEEP FOR EXPERIMENTAL STATION STJPT. RUZICKA SELECTS FOUN DATION FLOCK FROM KEN TUCKY AND OHIO FLOCKS Supt. Chas. H. Ruzicka, of the Wil liston Experiment Station, has just returned from a couple of weeks with Prof. W. H. Peters, annual husband man of the North Dakota Experi ment Station, in Kentucky and Ohio, purchasing a foundation flock of Hampshire sheep for the Williston farm. Mr. Ruzicka has been in charge of several sheep feeding tests in the past few years which have been very successful and sees an oppor tunity in the northwestern part of North Dakota for a place for a small band of sheep on every farm where the owners will give them the re quired attention. With alfalfa pro duction pssible throughout this ter ritory sheep feeding should follow naturally and When farmers are able to purchase breeding stock there will no doubt be many flocks established. Woo! in the spring,and lambs in the fall, both at extremely high prices, -make this phase of stock raising very attractive. A small bunch of the sheep bought arrived this week and Mr. Ruzicka expects from this start to have good breeding stock at hand for all farm ers who desire to start pure bred flocks. It is believed that this fea ture will be an important one in the development of many of the farms of this section. HONOR NEW SOLDIER ALBERT GUGGEDAHL OF CLASS 1917, FIRST W. H. S. STUDENT CALLED TO COLORS Special assembly of the two high schools was held on Tuesday in the school auditorium in honor of Albert Guggedahi, who goes to Ft. Dodge at Des Moines, and other members of the graduating class of last year. The singing of the Star Spangled Banner and the Williston High School song, under the direction of Miss Cooper was enthusiastic. The speakers for the assembly were Miss Gill, Mr. Clayton, Albert Guggedahi and Mr. White. While Albert is disappointed in not being able to enter college this fall, he is apparently eager to respond to his country's call and without ques tion will maintain an honorable stan dard as a representative of our school. While our list of former students in Co. E is large, Albert is the first rep resentative in the newly organized army The high school is represented in Co. E by Mr. Vettel, a former mem ber of the faculty, Ben Craven, Ed ward Craven, Walter Shikany, Wil- lard Sween, Howard MacDonald, Assembly of the two high schools that is always an interesting gathering. The more than three hundred of our pupils represent untold opportunities of the future and many of them seem fully aware, particularly dur ing this war, of school value. It is always understood that parents or others interested in the assemblies or in any phases of the school work will Photos by Amcriean Preaa Association. Williston High School is going ou after the state title in foot ball this fall. This was the unanimous deci sion of the faculty, coaches and prospective candidates following the selection of about twenty five men by coach J. P. Cutting at the first prac tice Saturday evening. With two complete teams working, Coach Cutting will have a better op portunity than ever before to direct a foot ball team in local High School,1 and with this an assured fact, he is go ing ahead to demonstrate to the en thusiasts that no school in the state has better material than Williston. Faculty members who are interested in athletics headed by Superintendent White, are taking great interest in the foot ball plans for this season and Williston is going to loom big on the gridiron this fall. Williston Graphic Our Country! In Her intercourse with foreign nations may She alwaya be right But our country, right or wrong.—Stephen Decatur. THEY HOPE TO WIN WAR IN AIR Members of the joint army and -'V- S N S a a it A WILLISTON TEAM IS SHOWING STRONG IN EARLY TRAINING —TWO SQUADS AT WORK WILL PLAY SOLDIERS The victory over the Alumni starts the H. S. boys well in their work fo rthe year. On Friday at four o'clock the High School con tests with the men of company E, and while superior age and weight will handicap them, those who have seen the boys at work feel confi dent that they will contest every inch of the way, and with the of fensive play they are developing, will cause the soldiers to hold well to their trenches. Superintendent White has promised Williston fans that if at all possible, Touchdown—H. Jaynes, H. S.~ 6 Williston will face both Grand Forks Goal—Ike Bruegger, H. S 1 and Fargo within the next two sea-j sons, and it is hoped that each of these Goal—R. Jaynes, Alumni teams will be played before the 1917 curtain is rung down. The plan now in mind is to bring or and pen and ink sketches that sfel COUNTY JAIL Ul illl ARTIST AND PICTURES 60 TO WINDY CITY It is not every county jail in the great deal of his work has been sold, state that can boast of an artin (yes, both. l?»«y the jail, shows at least that this work a really, truly artist that paints col- .g V-'.'i •hi ww** navy technical aircraft board who will play a part in the proper expenditure of the $540.«hmi,000 aircraft fund. In the upper row. from left to right, are Captain Kdynr S. Gonell. IJ. S. A. Assist ant Naval Constructor Jerome (J. IIunsai'Kc:. I' S. N. Lieutenant John H. Atkins. TJ. 8. .V Major Honjainin I). Fmilois. I'. S. A. Inserted is I he picture of Captain Vlrtrf»iits Clark. U. S. A., also a n:et il»er of th» liuanl. High School Boys Out For State Gridiron Title Fargo here one year and play Grand Forks on their field, and the next year tp make the trip to Fargo and play the Forks team here. While this will entail considerable expense, a season ed High School team will justify it and put Williston on the map in foot ball in no uncertain way. The first game of the season was played last Friday afternoon against I the Alumni team and resulted in vie tory for the school by a narrow mar I gin of nine to seven. I The High School boys showed great work for the few evenings practice. The Alumni scored a touch dovn in the third quarter and kicked goal making a final score of nine to seven. The high school team drew first blood in the opening contest scoring on a safety in the first few minutes of play. The Alumni touchdown then put the high school lads in the hole but with one minute of play Ike Bruegger nabbed a pass and in seven straight plays the students took the pj^iTin^ over the" line. ,luegger attracting aff0 a on their merit) Willis* 11 can.—And the pictures displayed in the Hamre the jail part of the story is so unim- store. sortant that we'l! dispose of it at! Born and raised in Montana, and once. reared on the roundup, this young A young man, aged twenty four,! man's work deals almost exclusively of Montana, named Joseph R. Breck- with scenes of "the last west," "the enridge, collided with the month old end of the trail." They are vivid and bone-dry laws of North Dakota in graphic, and while the water colors the early part of August. Result,' remind you instantly of Russell, ^and ninety days. That's all. the pen and ink sketches, of Reming- But the interesting point is that as ton, they are entirely original. They long as he must stay in jail, he is have been seen and have been appre putting in the time developing a latent ciated. They sell, and that proves talent for art, and the fact that a something. Jaynes car- ried the ball in six out of seven of the plays. Following is the line up of the game: L. E...Cormany & Staley „L. Jaynes, L. L. Slater Boyd Packard, .... Harvey Esta Keltner .... Greengard Gordon .... Jaynes .... Kulas Levitt & Lodusquet..F...Bruegger, Pete I WILLISTON, WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1917. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE Field Levitt, A. & Shikany ...R. Bruegger, Ole R. E Jaynes, R. O. Loughlin L. Craven R. MacDouald Touchdown—R. Jaynes, Alumni Safety—High School 2 9 7 attention. A few days Chicago woman bought one of BIG CROWD AT STATION WHEN SECOND QUOTA OF MEN START —FAREWELLS NUMEROUS COMPANY E LEADS MARCH MANY PEOPLE OF COUNTRY COME HERE WITH DRAFTED MEN—REPORT PROMPTLY KIT CAME HANDY Dollar patriotism came to light in Williston this week when one of the drafted men reporting here Tuesday night was forced to put up his comfort kit as security for a room in a local hoteL The man had only a few minutes to catch the train when he left his work Tuesday and had no oppor tunity to get a check cashed. When he came here he expected he would be treated civilly but when he applied for a room and stated his predicament the hotel keeper exacted the comfort bag as secur ity. So you never can tell just how much good the little comfort kits are going to do the soldiers. l_ With martial music sounding above the cheers, with Old Glory unfurled to the autumn breezes, and with tears and smiles crowding each other on the faces of the farewell crow, Wil liams county started her second draft quota on the way to the cantonment at Camp Dodge Wednesday morning. The quota of men who left here had reported the day before and had been LIEUT. ERICKSON TO BE BENEDICT ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE OF ENGAGEMENT TO MISS ALICE lONE BORDEN One of the most interesting social affairs of the fall season was the an nouncement party given Monday even ing at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Borden at which announcement was made of the engagement of their daughter, Alice lone, to Lieut. Carl Erickson of Company E. About# thirty young ladies attended the affair. The home was draped in the national colors interspersed with insignia of autumn. The party osten sibly was for the purpose of teaching the young ladies the work of knitting fo rthe Red Cross and for some time frreat fun was had with this diversion. However just before luncheon a great American flag which was draped across one corner of the dining room was removed and the secret develop ed when one of the envelopes opened announced that Alic lone Borden and Lieut. Carl Erickson would be wed be fore Company E leaves for camp. The date of the wedding has not yet been announced. Miss Borden 1 has been connected with the First1 National bank of this city and is one of the popular young ladies of the city. Mr. Erickson was also at the bank before being caled to the colors and the friends of both will wish them the best in life. SUDDEN DEATH OF PETER MUDSON IN ROBUST HEALTH TUESDAY EVENING AND DIED WEDNES DAY NOON FROM RUPTURED ARTERY Peter Knudson, a well known Wil liston man died very suddenly Wed nesday morning from the effects of a ruptured artery which he suffered during a fit of coughing. Mr. Knud son was in good health and about town Tuesday night an dthe news of his death came as a shock to his many acquaintances. Mr. Knudson was a farmer but lived with his family in Williston, running the farm and dealing in stock. He was about 41 years of age and leaves a wife and four children. The funeral will be held at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev.! Monson in charge. 1 SECOND QUOTA SOLDIERS AT CAMP DODGE TODAY The matter was reported to Sher iff Strom and County Attorney Owens and both went to the place and after telling the inn keeper a few things they handed over a dol lar and secured the kit. in charge of the local board through the night. All day long the men had been coming from the various sections of the county and little groups of peo ple had accompanied them here for the "Goodbye, and God Bless You" repeated hundred of times. The scenes were not without tears but Williams county soldiers and those they left behind all showed their common pur pose to stay by flag and country and to respond to the call no matter how difficult it seemed. There was little in the way of dem onstration at the Great Northern sta tion. Company E marched to the train with a drum corps at their head. The drafted men assembled at the station and were checked in by the local board. Then there was a short time for all to say goodby and the train moved away. There was a big crowd of railroad, men on hand to say farewell to Ed ward Bruegger, shop foreman. He has been one of the most popular men in the Great Northern employ and while proud to be represented by such a man the boys were loath to see him go. Members of his force re membered him with a Masonic ring, presented at a gathering the night before the soldiers left. Throughout the county, people have been active for the past few days ar ranging for the drafted men. At Alamo, the town people pre sented them yith comfort kits and a supper. The people of Hanks, gave their boys a supper and a purse of $30.00 while Grenora people gave a. supper Monday night. At Tioga and Ray the banks gave* them suppers two weeks ago, and thfc ladies supplied them with comfort, kits. At Wheelock, a dance was given in their honor Saturday night, but the one soldier from Epping fared best, of all. Albert Kirkendahl, the lucky one, reports that forty or fifty of his neighbors gathered at his home and after entertaining him generously,, presented him with $30.00 with which, be bought a kodak. Following are the names of the drafted men who left for Camp Dodge, at 7:30 Wednesday morning: Ferdinand Lynch. Bennie Selland. Ralph Severin Siverson. John Louis Lee. Thomas Thompson. Edward Bruegger. Peter N. Yondahl. Albert Guggedahi. Charles H. Wiltse. Leonard E. Erickson. Peter Shae. Carl R. Anderson. Gunnard Carlquist. Bernard Sveen. Alvin Theodore Larson. Elmer William Murray. Harvey M. Broughton. Henry Frye. Nels Talvor Nelson. Lee Pankeney Gray. Lars Larson. Clarence Williams. Harrison Earl Webb. Ben M. Brevick. Gust Leonard. John Nelson Hiller. Jacob Ebensteiner. William Walters. Joseph Renville. James Upton Noggle. Erven O. Wagner. Edwin Randall. Nels Frederickson. Arthur John Sundquist. Walter Holten. Anton Carlson. George Perry Kitchen. Henry Martin Evjen. William Ti OShaughnessy. Einar Krogh. Victor Dunn. Henry Anders Lind. Oscar Lars Lindblom. Earl Herman. Chester M. Beck. Earl Desmond Bums. Harry Berg. Edward Neitzke. John Landers. John T. Grinolds. Earp J. Marxson. William C. Watt. Lloyd Oscar Graves. Andrew O. Moline. Joseph Wendel. Arthur Bruun. Henning Carlson. Lachlan Shaw. Herman Landsman. Peter Huravitch. Rollin S. H. Safford. Rex E. Daw. Richard Gronseth. Jens Emil Neilsen. Alternates Herman Walter Monson. Leo Matt Blanchette. Nick Jarosezewski. Edwin Norman Swensop. Carl Fritz Lundquist. For Credit Quota 71 Men George Edward Misz. Emil Albert Lohrke. 1