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MISSOURI RIDGE By a Staff Correspondent Miss Pearl Clark visited Thursday and Friday at the H. J. Poe home. Mrs. Blankenship returned to her school Tuesday after her holiday va cation at home. The Young Folks Literary Club met Friday night with' Roy, Bert and Miss Ruth Lindholm. Miss Berdie Clark returned home Monday after visiting a week in Wil liston with her brother Hugo and family. Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Clark, Misses Pearl, Myrtle an Berdie Clark and Ruth Lindholm were Sunday guests -at G. A. Rutledge's. Miss Bernice Rutledge who is 'Spending her school vacation at home visited Monday with Misses Pearl, .Myrtle and Berdie Clark. Miss Anna Guthrie spent Christ mas week here visiting her sister Mrs. H. C. Blankenship. Sunday she returned to Wildrose where she is teaching. Master Roy Lindholm spent New Years Day with George and Millard Wagenman. The boys spent the day coasting on the snow own over the deepest snow banks they could find. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gromatka were the only young folks from the Ridge that attended the masquerae dance at the Armory in Williston New Years eve an dthey say they had the time jof their life. E. A. How, A. C. Wagenman, B. C. "Keihle and Oscar Harrington each hauled coal from the Head Coal Mine Monday while the weather was nice :so now they say they are ready for another blizzard. Mrs. G. M. Holland went to Minne apolis last week in answer to a tele gram saying her son Reggie who is in the marine service for Uncle Sam would be nthat city to spend Christ mas but could not come home as his time was limited. The farmers club will meet Jan uary 10th with Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Clark as this is their annual meeting at which time the officers for the en suing year are to be elected. It is hoped that all the members will make a special effort to be present. About a dozen of the young people met at the Clark home Monday night and watched the old year out and the new one in. The ev'ening was spent in playing games and all en joyed a very pleasant time. The girls say they taught some of the boys in particular Bert Lindholm how to pick cherries. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Milgle enter tained about thirty of their relatives ^at their home in Williston New Years Day. All of their near relatives were present an a very enjoyable day was spent and in the evening to cap the climax the stork left a buncing boy at the home of Mr. an Mrs. Benel'. -Jtfrs. Benell is a sister of Mr. Mingle. The Red Cross met with Mrs. S. M. Clark Wednesday of last week. 'Owing to the cold and unfavorable weather al lof the members were not ^present but a good crowd was there and the ladies were busy Knitting while they had the men working mak ing knitting needles which goes to prove that the men are really good for something. Miss Olga Hagen who has been teaching the Garden Valley school and went to Fergus Falls, Minnesota, to spend the holiays at home, has written back that it will be impos sible for her to retur nand finish her school as her sister is seriously sick and not expected to live. We are very sorry to hear this as Miss Hagen is a splendid teacher and the school at Garden Valley will greatly miss her. Mrs. 11. L. Lampman, Mrs. Bessie Harding and Mr. Perkins of Willis ton and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gromatka were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Tone of Williston township New Years Day an dthey report that they had the pleasure of helping dispose of a real turkey dinner which Mrs. Tone had prepared for the occasion and which had been gotten up to a queens taste. Doubtless they all had a very enjoyable day and the crowd was slow to break up as some of them did not get home until almost midnight. (Too Late for last week) CORRESPONDENCE E. A. How is nursing some frost bitten fingers. Mrs. Wagenman called on Mrs. How Christmas day. The Red Cross is to meet with Mrs. S. M. Clark Thursday of this week. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Posey spent Christmas Day at the G. A. Rutledge home. Miss Berdie Clark is visiting a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Clark in Williston. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Smith andfam ily spent Christmas day at the Gromatka home. S. M. Clark and. H. C. Blankenship helped A. C. Wagenman butcher some hogs Thursday of last week. Chester Ashwill who is working for Dr. Dochterman came out Mon day and stayed over night with Carl Ashwill. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ashwill spent Christmas day in Williston with Mrs. Ashwill's parents, Hr. and Mrs. Al bert Mingle. Misses Maude Poe, Bernice Rut ledge and Ruth Lindholm are home from high school in Williston to spend their Christmas vacation. Miss Anna S. Guthrie who is as sistant principal in the schools at Wildrose is spending the holidays with her sister Mrs. H. C. Blankenship. Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Keihl and daughter Mis Ruby spent Christmas Day at the H. J. Joe home. Mrs. Poe had prepared a nice dinner and Mr. Keihl reports that he took all the wrinkles out of his clothes. The school board of Tande district are having storm windows put on all school houses in the district this week which will make the buildings more comfortable for the teachers and pupils when they come, back after the holidays. All schools in Tande District are having a vacation this week except the Musick school which is having school. They had their Christmas tree and entertainment Monday af ternoon which was enjoyed by all who were fortunate enough to be present. Mr. and Mrs. Fosco Simmons of. Brocton, Montana, came down last week and will visit during the holi days with friends and relatives. Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Clark and daughters Miss Pearl, Myrtle and Berdie enjoyed a sumptous Christmas dinner in Williston with Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Clark. E. A. How's team became fright ened at a tumbleweed while Mr. How was up on a straw stack loading straw and run away. They made a few cir cles around and run into a wire fence and got pretty badly tangled up in the wire but fortunately neither one of them were hurt, only a few small wire scratches which don't amount to anything. Mrs. H. C. Blankenship and pupils of the Webb School, Tande District and Mifes lone Hosford and pupils of Judson District gave a joint Christ mas program and tree at the Webb school Friday afternoon. The school room was beautifully decorated with native cedar. The decorations and tree were obtained from the J. Hathaway farm. A large crowd was present and all spent an enjoyable afternoon. Miss Centerwall and her school held their Christmas entertainment Friday afternoon. They had the school room nicely decorated for the occa sion. Most all of the patrons were present and a very pleasant afternoon was spent as the school had a very appropriate program for the occa sion. Miss Centerwall left Saturday for her home near Minneapolis to spend her Christmas vacation. Miss Adeline Peterson and her school from Rocky Ridge visited the Garden Valley school and took part in the Christmas entertainment pro grom which had been carefully pre pared by Miss Hagen and her school and was very much enjoyed by the large crowd which attended Friday afternoon. Miss Hagen left Satur day to spend Christmas at her home in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, and Miss Peterson will spend her vacation at her home near Tioga. SPRING COULEE By a Staff Corresoondent News was rather scarce the past week as old Jack Frost was ready to bite the nose, check or an ear off a person who left their own door step. Mr. and Mrs. George Hellyer and son George and Thalma spent Christ mas day and evening at Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Williams. A duck and goose furnished a part of the dinner. Arthur Clay, daughter and son Burnice and Harington, spent Sunday evening at L. C. Williams. Burnice is at home with her father during the holidays. She is attending school at Williston. Mr. and Mrs. Will Haines spent Christmas at Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zink's. Ducks, geese or turkeys was probably a part of their dinner and on New Years day it was planned that Mr. and Mrs. Zink will be enter tained at Mr. and Mrs. Haines where they will find everything appetizing. Miss Thomas planned a very pret ty Christmas exercise on Friday af ternoon the 21st so not to interfere with the teachers plans. She had a full house—a fine tree—neatly dec orated—many useful, presents. School children were well drilled and their pieces were good. Popcorn, candy and nuts, also oranges and apples were passed and all enjoyed the af ternoon. On Saturday Miss Thomas took the train for Denbigh, McHenry county, N. D., to spend the holidays with her parents. On Saturday afternoon the 2'2nd, Miss Skindrud of district No. 2 held her Christmas exercises. Having the experience and knowledge of enter taining left nothing undone. Every thing complete in detail. The speak ing was fine. Sacks of popcorn, candy and nuts were passed and presents, also apples and organges. The children's hands and lays were chuck full. Old Crist Kringle was there. It was fun for the old folks to see the little ones, with their eyes first on Crist Kringle then on their things in hand. Their eyes just glared with excitement. Miss Skind rud is passing the holidays with her sister Mrs. Casper Silte. Everybody has a good word for Miss Skindrud and Miss Thomas. EDEN VALLEY By a Staff Correspondent A Happy New Year to all the read ers and editor. Miss Lulu Sheppard returned to Williston Monday. Mr. Earl Smith was a caller at Ben Frank's Saturday. Rev. T. U. Reed was a guest of Mr. O. A. Myer Sunday night. Mr. Allen Keltner spent part of Christmas day with his parents. A few of the young folks were out enjoying skating Sunday afternoon. Mr. Jack Pankowski was a caller at Mr. Horace Spoerlien's Monday. Misses Lulu, Frona and Lucy Shep pard and brother were callers at Abe Delorme's Wednesday. Mrs. Roy Marsh and children were guests of Mr. I. M. Kauffman and family Tuesday night. Misses Lulu Frona and Lucy Shep pard and Mr. Hug Sheppard were guests of Mr. Ed Lowe and family Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Frank, daughter and Mr. Nicholas Kauffman were guests of W. W. Keltner and family Christmas day. The school No. 1 has closed for several weeks vacation as the teach er Miss Coaley, left Saturday, but no one knows where. Miss Lulu, Frona and Lucy Shep pard and Urena Frank, Messers Jack Panrouski and Hub Sheppard were guests of Earl Smith's Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Will Marsh, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Marsh, Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Myer and family and Miss Dessa Coaley were guests of I. M. Kauff man Xmas day. Mr. aijd Mrs. Earl Smith and fam ily, Misses Lulu, Frona and Lucy Sheppard, Urena Frank and Mr. Hub Sheppard were callers at W. W. Kelt ner's Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Abe Delorme, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Frederickson, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Smith and Mrs. William Chamberlain and family were guests of James Sheppard Xmas Day. Dr. Dochterman had a breakdown with his car Friday night near the school house when passing through the section. He got a team of Mr. Kratzer to finish the trip with. The Sunday school and church were postponed Sunday forenoon until in the afternoon as Rev. T. U. Reed from Carrington, N. D., was coming to preach but could not get out to the church till noon. The sermon was enjoyed by all. BUFORD NEWS By a Staff Correspondent Harve Rogers of Marley was in Bu ford Monday. Mrs. Nellie Bradley spent Sunday in Williston. Mr. and Mrs. Baker were in Bu ford Monday. Charley LeRoy of Marley was in town Monday. Mr. Bert McHenry of Marley was in town Monday. Pete Strand of Hardscrabble was in Buford Saturday. Geo. Southard of Hardscrabble was in Buford Saturday. Mr. Bert Johnson of Cartwriglit was in Buford Saturday.' Mr. McCall of across river was in town Friday of last week. Mr. A. B. McHenry of Marley was shopping in Buford Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Tack of Hardscrabble were Buford shoppers Monday.' Miss Ila Shirley was transacting business in Mondak Wednesday. Mrs. Jenevieve Conn is visiting her mother Mrs. Jennie Hutchenson. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Beisel of Marley were shopping in Buford Saturday. Mr. Jerry Randall of Alexandra was in Buford Friday and Saturday. WILLIStON GRAPHIC Mr. Joe Beisel and Mr. Scott of (Continued on page 3) A S a M. E. Wilson L. C. Wingate B. J. Schoregge -V -se 'Money makes money*' is a proverb that is old and true. Big opportunities often come to folks with a little ready cash. By starting a savings account with us now, you soon will have sufficient savings to enable you to take advantage of some worth while bargain. To wait may be too late. Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow Williams County State Bank Capital and Surplus $70,000 Resources over $1,000,000 OFFICERS Extra! Extra! 43 Only Forty-Three MENS and YOUNG MEN'S OVERCOATS Which we will put on Sale Saturday, January 12 at One-Half Price STOP LISTEN -WAIT These Coate are all this 1917 Style and make from the great houses of Clothcraft and Kuppenheimer. We are through with our Inventory and rather than carry them over HERE IS YOUR CHANCE Never again until after the war will you get a good Coat at 1-2 Price. E. H. WEIL, $ President O. J. Helland Cashier Vice President C. G. Vikan Asst. Cashier Vice President J. B. McArthur Asst. Cashier Thursday, January %, 1918. Clothcraft Store Williston, N. Dak.