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VOL. XXIII, NO. 14.
NAMES SEVERAL GOOD HERDS
NEAR HERE AS SHOWING
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
"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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
over the" line.
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.
ried the ball in six out of seven of
Following is the line up of the
L. E...Cormany & Staley
„L. Jaynes, L.
Levitt & Lodusquet..F...Bruegger, Pete
WILLISTON, WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1917. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
Levitt, A. & Shikany
...R. Bruegger, Ole
R. E Jaynes, R.
Touchdown—R. Jaynes, Alumni
Safety—High School 2
attention. A few days
Chicago woman bought one of
BIG CROWD AT STATION WHEN
SECOND QUOTA OF MEN START
COMPANY E LEADS MARCH
MANY PEOPLE OF COUNTRY
COME HERE WITH DRAFTED
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
So you never can tell just how
much good the little comfort kits
are going to do the soldiers.
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
TO BE BENEDICT
ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE OF
ENGAGEMENT TO MISS ALICE
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
IN ROBUST HEALTH TUESDAY
EVENING AND DIED WEDNES
DAY NOON FROM RUPTURED
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
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,
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:
Ralph Severin Siverson.
John Louis Lee.
Peter N. Yondahl.
Charles H. Wiltse.
Leonard E. Erickson.
Carl R. Anderson.
Alvin Theodore Larson.
Elmer William Murray.
Harvey M. Broughton.
Nels Talvor Nelson.
Lee Pankeney Gray.
Harrison Earl Webb.
Ben M. Brevick.
John Nelson Hiller.
James Upton Noggle.
Erven O. Wagner.
Arthur John Sundquist.
George Perry Kitchen.
Henry Martin Evjen.
William Ti OShaughnessy.
Henry Anders Lind.
Oscar Lars Lindblom.
Chester M. Beck.
Earl Desmond Bums.
John T. Grinolds.
Earp J. Marxson.
William C. Watt.
Lloyd Oscar Graves.
Andrew O. Moline.
Rollin S. H. Safford.
Rex E. Daw.
Jens Emil Neilsen.
Herman Walter Monson.
Leo Matt Blanchette.
Edwin Norman Swensop.
Carl Fritz Lundquist.
For Credit Quota 71 Men
George Edward Misz.
Emil Albert Lohrke.