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VOL. XXIII, NO. 28.
5 9 ''^Rirtg in ear IG out, wild bells, to the wild le flying cloud, the frosty light 'The year is dying in the night Ring out, wild bells, and let him Ring out the old, ring in the new Ring, happy bells, across the snow /The year is going, let him go Ring out the false, ring in ^r l^uiJryT^i lir Ti with foreign nations Ring out false pride in place and The civic slander and the spit Ring in the love of truth and-ttght,, Ring" in^tKe common love of good. ^%"^Sy ©1NG out old shapes of foul disease, -Ring out the narrowing lust of gold, 1\\ ING out the grief that saps the mind For those that here we see no more Ring out the feud of rich and poor* RingTn jedress for all mankind. •^^^^^^Ring^^^^owly dying cause, And ancient forms of party strife .^mndie nobler modes of life, ffiith sweeter maimers, purer laws. -out the want, the care, the sin, iuflaithless coldness of the times out, ring out my mournfijij rhy'm But ring the fuller minstrel in. 'L- Rijig out the thousand wars of old, Ringjn the thousand years of peace. in the valiant man and free, Th^p^rger heart, the kindlier hand Rw the darkness of the land, thrift that is to be. in \n\in////j •i ///mmm\w Williston Graphic mmj She always bt right But oar, (Mitry, right «r WILLISTON, WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORT DAKOTA, THURSDAY, DECEM BER 27, 1917. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCB In Chicago this seemed too great an undertaking, and it was there ar ranged that any room gathering: two dollars should be called a Red Cross Room. In Minneapolis, it was plan ned that any school gathering twen ty dollars should be called a Red Cross School. Under these plans only fifty eight and eighty dollars re spectively would have been required to make the Williston Schools, all Red Cross Schools. But the active spirit of the west pervades the schools, and today an amount more than equivalent to twen ty five cents each for the thousand children of the city schools has been placed in the hands of Mr. H. K. Brown, treasurer of the Junior Red Cross of the School. This has been in large measure brought by the pupils themselves, and a high degree of enterprise has accompanied the securing of the quarters on the part of many 'of the pupils. Nearly seven hundred pupils secured their own membership fees. The remaining funds have come from several sources. One father and mother refrained from exchanging Christmas gifts between themselves, and sent this money to the three rooms where their children attend school to care for the children who could not bring their quarters. One or two other people have sent varying numbers of quarters also to help out the children who had none. And one Sunday School Class earned ten dollars which they placed in the common fund to make up for uar tci that were not fi-ith coming from -•orne of the little children. The largest single contribution is from a group of girls who of their own initiative had formpd a Junior Red Cross last summer, and who worked long and faithfully during the heat of the summer, earning mon ey, knitting and sewing, and working for the soldier boys. It was this group also who bought testaments for the boys in Company "E." After thoughtful consideration these iyal girls voted to place the fifty dollars in their treasury, into the common fund of the school Junior Rail Cross, and thus purchase memberships for the remaining children of the schools. This splendid act is only equalled by the splendid spirit that prompted it. These good girls are receiving and meriting high commendation fo rthis action. And so Williston bears the proud distinction of having all ito school children, members of the Jun ior Red Cross. So far as is yet known, no other school of its size in the state has attained this patriotic success. rong.—Stephen Decatur. WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP WIN THE WAR? To the Readers of the Graphic: Through the courtesy of the Graphic it is possible to speak this personal word to you. You are eager to do your part to help win the war. Your friends have gone to war. You have asked yourself, "What can I do to back up our soldiers?" If it were possible for you to go through the mass of facts and figures in the office of'the Federal Food Administrator for North Dakota, that would convince you of one thing you must do if Amer ica is to win this war. That one thing is to conserve the food supply. The Government wants your intelligent and willing coopera tion in this matter. The Food Administration knows that if you knew the facts this cooperation would be freely and glady given. It is impossible to present the entire mass of information through the kindness of the Graphic we hope to be able to present a con densation of the more important facts each week. Here is one vital fact you should know. The surplus of the 1917 Wheat crop has already been exported. There remains only enough to feed the American people from now until next harvest if we eat the amount of wheat we usually eat. But England, France, Italy an dour soldiers abroad must have wheat. All that we can send them will be what you and other Americans save by using corn meal, rye, oats, barley, rice, etc., in place of wheat. Will you do your share? F. E. LADD, Federal Food Administrator. EVERY SCHOOL CHILD NOW A MEMBER OF JUNIOR RED CROSS Williston Schools Break All Records For Membership in Junior Red Cross—Patriotic Work of Girls Makes This Record Possible The efforts of the schools in in teresting the children in the Junior Red Cross, have succeeded to a meas ure beyond anticipation. The plan of the Junior Red Cross is to make any school A Red Cross School that gath ers funds to the amount equal to twenty five cents for each pupil en rolled. SYRUN SOCIETY WIRE mm W I E O O N A A I O N S OVER CAPTURE OF HOLY CITY ANSWERED BY BRITISH EMBASSADOR Upon the receipt of the news of the capture of Jerusalem the United Syrian Society organization of this city wired congratulations to the hero who led the victorious army. The wire sent and the answer are given below: Williston, N. I)., Dec. 13, 1917. To His Excellency, Sir Cecil Spring Price, Ambassador of Great Britain, Washington, D. C. We sincerely wish to express our great joy and appreciation and hearty congratulations thru your Excellency to the Hero of Palestine General Allenby and to the Honorable Govern ments of Great Britain, France, and Italy for the wonderful victory won in Palestine. The fall of Jerusalem the Holy City before the forces of Humanity and for salvation of many thousand of oppressed and starved people. We hope for the success of the Allies everywhere. Dr. Respectfully, Blossom of United Syrian Society. Dr. T. H. David, Pres. E. Munyer, Sec. British Embassy, Washington December 14, 1917. T. H. David, President, Blossom of United Syrian Society, Williston, North Dakota. Sir: This ready response speaks he will do in the future he expects to volumes for the spirit of the children leave for California soon where he and their homes. will take a well deserved vacation. I am directed by His Majesty's Am bassador to acknowledge the receipt of your telegram and to request that you will convey to the United Syrian Society his thanks for their kind mes sage of congratulation on the cap ture of Jerusalem. A copy of the telegram has been sent to His Majesty's Government. I am, Sir, Your obedient servant, Arnold Robertson, Secretary. SELLS IDEAL INTEREST IN POOL HALL A deal was closed this week where by Mr. Charles Kassis sold his in terest in the Ideal Pool Hall to Jo seph Esta. Mr. Kassis has been a successful business man hen for a number of years and his many friends regret to see him leave. Although Mr. Kassis is uncertain as to what OFFICERS ELECTED BY HOME GUARD HAVE FINE HOME GUARD BUT MORE MEMBERS WANTED BENEFIT DANCE SOON The regular meeting of the Home Guards which was to have been held Tuesday was held last night at the Armory and was very enthusiastically attended. There were about sixty men present making six full squads and a few others. The election of a 1st and 2nd Lieutenant took place, Elmer 0. Halvorsen, formerly Sgt. of Co. E. while on the border, was elected as 1st Lieut, and Charles E. Newell as 2nd Lieut. The following appointments were made by Capt. E. W. Jeffrey. 1st Sgt. Noah Panger, Right guide S. Carter, Left Guide F. Martineau and 1st Duty Sgt. J. J. Pavlick. The following temporary appointments of Corporals were also made: Frank Plummer, Paul Leon hardy, Roderick Partridge, Robert Tyske and H. K. Brown. The officers and members of the Home Guard are very anxious to have a large number of men join so as to have a full war strength guard which is 250. It is expected that this guard will be recognized as such by the U. S. Government, therefore all men are requested to join and offer their ser vices in view of such. The old Co. E men were not given appointments but were requested to act as Sargent instructors. The Home Guard are contemplating giving a couple of dances in the near future. The first one will be given somewhere around the middle of the month, the benefit going to the Guard, and the second one is to be held in February which is to be a real patriotic and military dance. Nothing definite has been arranged in regard to these dances as the com mittees will be elected next week and they will have it in charge. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, January 2 on account of Tuesday being New Years and again the members of the Home Guard re quest every man to come and join that possibly can. MRTH DAKOTA IS LEADER 11 Ml STATE RED CROSS ORGANIZA TION STANDS AS MOST EFFI CIENT IN COUNTRY Fargo, Dec. 26.—North Dakota's Red Cross organization stands today as the most efficient state organiza tion in the United States, as a result of the showing made in the Christ mas Red Cross membership driver Every county in North Dakota has reported its membership results to th estate headquarters in Fargo. So far as Associated Press dispatches from Washington, the national head quarters, indicate, North Dakota is the only state in the Union that has made a complete report to date. The total membership of the Red Cross in North Dakota today is 160, 164, or 26.4 per cent of all the people of the state. In the membership canvass, 83,062 new names were added to the mem bership rolls. ARE SAFELY LAUDED SAY THE REPORTS REPORTS OF CABLES RECEIVED FROM N. D. SOLDIERS FROM OTHER SIDE The Fargo Forum and the Minot News are carrying reports of mes sages received from several North Dakota soldiers stating that they have safely landed on the other side. Word has been expected here hour ly but up to the present writing we have not heard of any message. The chances are however that the boys are safely across the Atlantic and out of reach of the submarine. "THE SECRET OF THE STORM COUNTRY" The Secret of the Storm Country, a sequel to the famous "Teas of the Storm Country" with the popular actress Norma Talmage in the lead ing role will be the attraction at the Orpheum Theatre on Jan. 1 and 2, with a special matinee New Years at 3 P. M. A^ \t mtM