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1 1 "Page Four v' HARTZELL-BRASETH Thursday afternoon, Dec. 27, at the Lutheran Parsonage occurred the marriage of two of Williston's most estimable young people, Mr. Herbert B. Hartzell and Miss Laura B. Braseth. Rev. C. J. Ferster offi ciating. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Braseth of 1005 2nd Ave. West. She has been employed in the Golden Rule store where by her pleasant and courteous manner she has won a large circle of friends. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Hartzell of Dayton, Ohio, and is an engineer on the Great Nor thern railroad in whose employ he is held in highest esteem. Heartiest congratulations are ex tended. —X—X— STORY HOUR BY MOTHERS CLUB A Story Hour in charge of the "Mothers' Club will be held in the Li brary Hall on Friday, January 4th .at 4 P. M. Ail children who enjoy stories are invited to be present. The regular meeting of th3 Moth ers' Club was held on Wednesday af ternoon at the home of Mrs. Paul. ']ast ting and conservation., afternoon the hostess served light re freshments. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. E. C. Carney on January 16th. All Willis ton Mothers are welcome at these meetings. —x—x— The Annual Yule-tide banquet of "the Sons and Daughters of Norway Lodge was held last Saturday night :in the Odd Fellows Hall. A delicious Lutefisk supper was served at six o'clock. The evening was spent in dancing and at midnight light re freshments were again served by the ladies in charge. The tables were very attractively decorated with poinsettas and candles and other things suggestive of Xmas. The ban quet was a great success both social ly and financially and everyone seem ed to enjoy themselves immensely. —X—-X— DANCING PARTY The home of the Misses Leonhardy was the scene of one of the prettiest events of the season when a dancing party was given Wednesday evening complimentary to theitf neice Ral phene Rayrell. About two dozen young people were present and danc ing formed the diversion of the even ing, with a number of vocal and musical selections by different mem bers of the party. At midnight de licious refreshments were served by the hostesses. —X—X— Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Braatelien en tertained a number of their friends at whist Tuesday evening. The rooms were prettily decorated with the Na tional colors as well as Xmas em blems, and the table conspicious with the words "Happy New Year" form ed of small red paper hearts. Whist was played at four tables. At the conclusion of the evening delicious refreshments were served by the -hostess. —X—X— "SHOWER FOR BRIDE-TO-BE Miss Bella Leonhardy and Ben ?netta Overby gave a miscellaneous shower to Miss Utica Myers at the Red Motion picture producers through out the country have arranged to boost the Red Cross. Every picture released through 11 of the leading motion picture exchanges will include a 150 foot trailer advertising the Red Cross. Red Cross labels will be at tached to the films in shipping to ex pedite their delivery. The following companies have ar ranged for these trailers to accom pany their pictures: Universal, Pathe, Vitagraph, Paramount Art craft, Metro, World, Fox, Goldwyn, Select and Tiangle. Extensive ad vertising in all motion picture publi cations is preceeding the issue of the .trailer. Bryan Lloyd, Huron, S. D., is crip -pled in one leg, unable to walk or do reven hard sedentary labor. Since the war hegan he has been insisting how ever upon doing his bit for the coun try. He learned to knit and has sur passed the record of many women knitters ,for the Red Cross. At Billings, Mont., 50 high school girls have started a class in the mak ing of surgical dressings. More em phasis is being placed upon this phase of the work in Billings than any other activity of the Red Cross. Several classes have already been conducted, graduates of each class be ing made teachers of new students. At Grand Forks, N. D. a restaur ant keeper has devised a new scheme to conserve sugar and at the same time help the Red Cross. Two lumps of sugar are served with every cup of coffee. If the patron does not use all the sugar he wraps it in a pack age, and places it in a large silver sugar bowl. At the end of the week the bowl is weighed and its contents paid for by the restaurant proprietor TYj Kwas^irl,' home of Mrs. Geo. Everson last Fri day night. The evening was spent in a social manner and Miss Myer received a host of pretty things. Miss Myers left Wednesday for her home in Wisconsin where she will be married soon. BIRTHDAY PARTY Archie Heffernan was host to a number of his little friends at his home Tuesday evening at six o'clock, the occasion being his tenth birthday. Refreshments were served the little guests during the evening with the birthday cake as a climax which dis played the given number of candles. —*—x— ONE O'CLOCK LUNCHEON Miss Marion Denny entertained ten of her girl friends at a one o'clock dinner at her home on First Ave. East on Wednesday afternoon. After the luncheon the girls all attended the matinee. Miss Denny entertain ed honorary to Mary Batten who will soon leave here for the west. —x—x— ENTERTAIN FOR MRS. BAYRELL Mrs. W. J. O'Rourke and Mrs. T. H. Hogan were hostess to a Bridge of Fr day at Carpenter. This was a social meet- jyjrs o'Rourke in the LaDue Courts, ing and the time was spent kmt- the home Pr0 ssive bridge During the was played at tables and a the conclusion of the evening dainty refreshments were served. X—X—— CARD PARTY The Misses Leonhardy entertained a number of their friends at their home last Saturday night complimen tary to their sister Mrs. Bayrell who is visiting here. Bridge was played at eight tables. Refreshments were served by the hostesses at midnight. MRS. GEO. JOHNSON HOSTESS Mrs. Geo. Johnson was hostess to the Monday Bridge Club at her home on Fourth Ave. West Monday after noon. Bridge was played at two tables and a dainty luncheon was served at five o'clock suggestive of the Xmas time. —x—x— SLEIGH RIDE PARTY Evelyn Leonhardy entertained a number of her friends at a sleigh ride party New Years night. After a couple of hours of an enjoyable ride they went to the G. N. Cafe whore they were served to a delicious luncheon. ADA CLAIR"iXBROWNSON EN TERTAINED Ada Claire Brownson is entertain ing at a one o'clock luncheon tomor row afternoon in honor of. Ralphene Bayrell who expects to return to her home in Salt Lake City tomorrow evening. —x—x— MOTHERS CLUB Mrs. Paul Carpenter was hostess to the Mothers Club at her home on first Ave. west Wednesday afternoon. After the business meeting and pro gram refreshments were served by the hostess. —x—x— WEDNESDAY CARD CLUB Mr. and Mrs. V. R. Asbury enter tained the regular Wednesday Bridge club at their home last night. Cards were played at two tables and light refreshments were served at eleven o'clock. Cross News Notes at the market rate, the proceeds go ing to the Red Cross. Chapter. Rumors circulated in different parts of the Northern Division to the effect that gauze surgical dressings are no longer needed in France have been .branded false and disloyal by Mrs. Cora S. Fridley, director ojf the Womens' bureau for the divisidn. On the contrary such dressings are needed and needed badly. Lack of them, according to Mrs. Fridley, will mean serious suffering, if not death to thousands of our soldiers of our Allies. Miss Priscilla Miles, a society girl at Missoula, Mont., has established a fortune telling booth at the leading hotel of the city where she tells foro tunes with cards. Proceeds from her skill are given to the local Red# Cross from his present duties and he should In a letter written to Mrs. Frid ley, Miss Mabel Erb, recently sent to France as a surgical dressings work er by the Northern Division, empha sizes the need for more dressings to be sent immediately. "If we in Amer ica had been making a thousand dressings where we have been mak ing one we would not have made too many," declared Miss Erb. "The need here has never been so great as it is right now because our army in France is rapidly increasing and our own men are getting on the firing line. WILLISTON GRAPHIC Washington, D. C., Dec. 27—Up to the time of the adjournment of Cong ress over the Christmas Holidays, only three measures of legislation of any considerable importance were passed by this session of Congress since it convened on Monday, December 3. These were, 1. The declaration of war against Austria-Hungary. 2. A bill to make available for ex penditure by the President the un expended balance of one hundred mil lion dollars appropriated by the last session of Congress for the Presidents use for emergency war purposes. 3. The resolution for an amend ment to the Constitution of the Uni ted States, providing for prohibition o.f the sale and manufacture of in toxicating liquors. The time of the members of the principal committees of the House has been occupied for the most part, since the beginning of the session, in the preparation of the regular ap propriation bills which will be intro duced and taken up for considera tion in the House soon after the re convening of the House and Senate on January 3. The hearings that have been held before the Army and Navy Commit tees of the House and Senate during the past two weeks have placed the spotlight on some of the principal causes of deplorable delays since last April in supplying the Army and Navy with sufficient and proper clothing and with needed small arms, artillery: and ammunition. Some of the highest positions in both the Army and Navy are held by men clearly in efficient and wholly incom petent to direct and accomplish in their respective respective depart ments the work that the present war emergency necessitates. These in competents must first be weeded out before the part of the United States in the war can be carried on with vigor and success. General Sharpe, Chief of the Quartermaster's De partment, made a most weak and sor rowful showing in his hearing be fore the Senate Committee. His re gies to interrogatories of the mem bers of the Senate Committee dis closed that he had not kept himself at all informed or in touch with the letting of many huge contracts that were approved by his Department. As a result of carelessness and in competency, if not criminality, in his Department, many of the concerns which secured contracts for clothing and other supplies for the Army reap ed enormous profits and gouged the Government out of millions of dol lars. General Sharpe has now been replaced by General George W. Goethals, the man who so successful ly directed and carried to completion the work of construction of the Pan ama Canal. General Goethals is a strong man of great executive abil ity. He will bring successful exper ience, intelligent comprehension of the work to be done, business sys tem, and great dynamic energy to the Quartermaster's Department. Un der his direction it will be a very different and more efficient Depart ment of the Army than it has been heretofore. The tremendous work of the Quartermaster's Department is certain to be done with promptness and despatch while General Goethals is in charge. General William Grozier, Chief, of Ordnance also rendered a lamentably poor account of his stewardship in the Ordnance Department. While General Crozier is unquestionably a a great ordnance expert and is the distinguished inventor of some of the most important ordnance used in modern warfare, including the dis appearing gun carriage, he appears to lack the foresight and the broad executive ability to direct the highly important work of promptly supply ing a great army with the necessary ordnance for present day warfare. General Crozier should be relieved be replaced by some man having more real executive ability and energy and one who will unfailingly see to it that our soldiers and our armies are can. So many cases of* dressings do not arrive and more than are made, even if they did arrive, are needed." In her letter Miss Erb comments upon the quality of the dressings sent from the Northejfr Division. All such boxes are of course sent thru Minneapolis. When boxes of dress ings arrive in France, marked from Minneapolis Miss Erb says they are more welcome than the dressings from any other city. Their workman ship is more perfect and every crate is marked, "Excellent," the highest praise the official inspectors can give. Another letter, written -by Mrs. E. E. Nicholson, formerly of Minneapo lis, now with Miss Erb in France, corroborates Miss Erb's statement in regard to the need for more dress ings. "I have found the need for such dressings to be very grave and most immediate," Mrs. writes. "Urge the women of the to increase the ambulance service to division to give every minute they 200 cars. The first two sections of the Amer ican Red Cross ambulance service in Italy has gone to the front, it was stated in a telegram received at the Northern headquarters, relayed from Rome by way of Washington. The ceremony of dedicating the ambu lances to the service of the Italian army took place at Milan amid great enthusiasm. Each of the two sections entering the Italian service consists of 20 am bulances, two camion. The third am bulance section will leave for the Italian front next week. Military au thorities in Rome express the hope Nicholson, that the Red Cross will be able soon WASHINGTON LETTER By Congressman .D. Norton supplied with ordnance so that they will not be obliged to use broomsticks for rifles in drilling or to borrow ar tillery or ammunition from any of our Allies in order to engage in bat tle. Shortly before the adjournment for the holidays, a little coterie of east ern bankers and insurance men, as sisted by "Uncle Joe" Cannon, suc cessfully blocked by objections in the House, the passage of the bill for an appropriation of two hundred million dollars to aid the Federal Farm Land Banks to complete payments to far mers for farm loans that have al ready been approved and accepted by the banks. "Uncle Joe" stoutly main tained that his objection to the con sideration of the bill at the time it was called up was because in his judgment not enough time was to be taken in debating and in considering the bill in the House. "Uncle Joe's" explanation of his objections brought forth smiles from the older members of the House who distinctly recalled the time when "Uncle Joe," in the heyday of his power in the House, railroaded great revenue bills and great appropriation bills through the House without giving to them one tenth of the time for consideration that was proposed to be given to this bill for aid to the Federal Rural Credit system. Notwithstanding the fight that is sure to be made against the bill by certain reactionaries anl by a coterie of eastern bankers and insurance men, the true friends of the Rural Credit system are very hopeful of being able to have the bill passed early in January. JOINT INSTALLATION A joint installation of the officers elect of the Royal Neighbors and the Modern Woodmen will be held in the pdd Fellows Hall Tuesday evening, January 8th, commencing at eight o'clock sharp. Wm. G. Owens will act as installing officer for the Wood men. All Royal Neighbors, Modern Woodmen, their wives, sisters and sweethearts are invited to be present. The officers to be installed are as follows: Royal Neighbors Oracle—Mrs.. Edith MacMasters. Vice Oracle—Mrs. Lida Phillips. Past Oracle—Mrs. Hazel Merri mann. Chancellor—Mrs. Esther Hoover. Recorder—Mrs. Ruth E. Burton. Receiver—Mrs. Clarissa P. Musick. Marshall—Mrs. Nellie Merkleine. yparner's Gllt-Gtfte Brassiere Inner Sentinel—Mrs. Edith Cor many. Outer Sentinel'—Mrs. Susan Sin clear. Musician—Mrs. Edna L. Mint-kler. Manager—Mrs. Libbie M. Cham pion, Mrs. Savilla M. Roed, J. L. Brainerd. Camp Physicians—H. W. Windell, T. M. MacManus and O. E. Distad. Mrs. Edna L. Minckler, Installing officer. Modern Woodmen A. J. Roed, Consul. Arthur Evans, Past Consul. Jean Swanson* W. A. O. L. Merriman, Banker. W. F. Cormany, Clerk. A. Wehr, Escort. F. R. Sharp, Watchman. T. J. Byrnes, Sentry. Trusteed G. M. Thomas, W. C. Frances, Jo seph Wegley, officers Woodmen, elect ed for year 1918. I. O. O. F. INSTALLATION The following officers were install ed in Ft. Buford Lodge No. 18 on "Warner" and "Redfern" Corsets FRESH FISH Winter Caught We have just received two car loads, of fine fresh winter caught Pike, Pickerel and Small Whites which we are selling at very reasonable prices. We will sell these fish either whole sale or retail and any and all orders received, be they large or small will receive careful and prompt attention. Write us for prices. Salsberg Brothers & Co. Williston, North Dakota Fashionable and Graceful Redfern Corsets typify the last word in fashion. Their au thority is that of Paris, and the American woman will find them unsurpassed. Comfortable, too. Built to support the body per fectly. Each bone is skillfully placed, there is nothing left to chance. Every Corset Filled Is Your Corset Comfortable? It may be ultra in fashion, but if it binds where it should not, or wrinkles where it should support, it is probably harming your figure. Comfort, and Fashion, too Are found in Redfern corsets, because they are properly designed and carefully made. Every corset fitted. Brassieres That Wash Well Warner Gilt-Edge Brassieres not only fit well, but they will launder as satisfactorily as your lingerie: Tailored Models and Fancy Ones In a-variety that gives ample scope for personal taste. O'DELL & CO. Broadway Williston, N. D. Thursday, January 3, 1918. Wednesday night of this week. D. McMaster N. G., Fred Eckert V. G., Wm. S. Glissman Secy., O. E. Ing Waldson Fin. Secy., L. C. Wingate Treas., M. A. Hegge, Trustee. Odd Fellows prepare for the dis trict meeting in the near future. On next Wednesday night, January 9, there will be a meeting of the Wil liston Encampment No. 23 imme diately after subordinate. All patriarchs are urged to be* present. Wm. Glissman, Scribe. Eyes Are Neglected. Carelessness in regard to the eyes has obviously been the cause of many woes. As soon ns we become alive to them we shall perceive the importance of systematically checking these evils and giving relief to a majority of peo ple from unnecessary suffering.—Ex change. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. John Brennell on Sat urday a girl. Mr. and Mrs. E. Bennell, Jan. 1, a boy.