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•!'C P»gi TWO I MISSOURI RIDGE By a Staff Correspondent Miss Pearl Clark visited the Mis souri Ridge school Friday afternoon. Leslie Holland, Mr. and Mrs. End ers were callers at Pat Tones Sun day. Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Keihle were guests at the Charles Booke home Sunday. Mrs. Wm. Clark and little son Earl of Elsworth came over last week and are visiting relatives here a few days. Misses Zora Centerwail and Ade line Peterson were week end visitors with friends and relatives near Tioga. E. E. Cripe has sold his farm to A. C. Wagenman and expects to go out to the Pacific coast in the spring. Mrs. Martin Jensen who was oper ated on for appendicitis and has been in the hospital in Williston for the past two weeks came out home Sun day and is getting along fine. S. M. Clark and daughters Misses Pearl, Myrtle and Berdie and Miss Ruby Keihle, Mr. and Mrs. George Ford and Mrs. Wm. Clark spent Sun day with Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Wicks. The Junior Red Cross at the school here is doing quite a bit of work they have sent in 27 shirts and are work ing on and will soon have ready 15 more shirts. Have clipped two sacks for comfort pillows, knit 12 squares for an afghan and eight of them are ^working on wristlets. The weather man is giving us some more cold windy weather and we find that it takes lots of feed for the stock and some of us are running rather short on both hay and straw. Wm. Posey shipped in a car load of alfalfa from Buford last week and some more of the neighbors are thinking of getting some shipped in soon. The Red Cross had a meeting at B. C. Keihle's Thursday. Owing to it being quite stormy all of the mem bers were not present but a fair crowd was there just the same. They recently turned in six sweaters, one pair wristlets and three pair of sox. They are busy working and expect to have a much larger amount to turn in shortly. (Late for last week) The Lindholm children are on the sick list this week. Oscar Booke was a caller at the Lindholm farm Sunday. Roy Ashwill got a load of coal at the Olson-Mingle mine Monday. Ed Mingle called Saturday even ing and stayed over night at Carl Ashwill's. S. M. Clark and A. C. Wagenman helped E. A. Howe butcher a' beef on Tuesday. Mrs. S. M. Claris is staying with Mrs. C. A. Wicks a few days while she is sick. Mr. and Mrs. Grant A. Rutledge called on Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Wicks Monday night. George, Millard, Bessie and Mary Wagenman called on E. E. Cripe Sun day afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Booke were guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Keihle Sunday. S. M. Clark and H. C. Blankenship each got a load of coal from the Head coal mine Monday. Mrs. C. A. Wicks has been quite sick for the past ten days but is much better at this time. Mrs. Marten Jensen who was oper ated on for appendicitis last Tuesday is getting along nicely. Joe and Frank Honek went across the river Sunday where they expect to cut wood for D. Bell. The Williston Township Farmers Club is meeting with Mr. and Mrs. Sam Boyd today, Tuesday. The Tone children were compelled to stay in Williston three days last week on account of the blizzard. H. C. Blankenship visited at the Gromatka home Sunday and of course stayed for both dinner and supper. Miss Esther Rutledge came home from school with the Clark girls Mon day evening and stayed over night. B. C. Keihle, S. M. Clark, A. C. Wagenman and H. C. Blankenship were transacting business in the city Friday. Misses Keihle and Pearl Clark were "in Williston Saturday. Pearl was having some dental work done, and Ruby was doing some shopping. The Tone children called on Mr. and Mrs. Enders Sunday afternoon and stayed for supper in the evening and -enjoyed some ice cream. We had a two days blizzard last 'week which was one of the worst we ihave had for some time, but we all CORRESPONDENCE 1 lived thru it just as we expected to do. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Howard and Genie Howard called on Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Harrington Sunday and stayed over night, returning home on Monday afternoon. Pat Tone got stuck in a snow drift in the back of his barn one day re cently but by the assistance of a shovel and plenty of will power he managed to dig himself out. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Harrington, Mr. and Mrs. John Lindholm, Grant Rutledge, Mr. Bellerose and Alex Lind were among those from the Ridge who were in Williston Satur day doing some week end shopping. Guss Ritchell who expected to leave for Camp Dodge last week was some what disappointed in not getting to go when he expected to so we went back to work in the round house. He possibly wil be called to camp about February 15. Joe Gromatka and Pat Tone have been trying their luck with the ouija board recently. Mrs. Tone says the first night after they were using the board her husband never slept any and the next two or three nights he was quite flighty in his sleep accom panied by some frightful dreams. Mr. Bill Krouse has been making him a pair of overalls for winter passtime. The dance at Marvin Tancre's was well attended and all report an ex cellent time. Jim Krouse recently shot a coyote: Frank Kerbaugh visited at Cole ville Thursday. Mrs. Henry Allen left for Minne apolis January 13th for an opera tion on her face. Mr. and Mrs. Edd Stevens visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Allen last Sunday. Mr. John Gunderson has been busy for about a week or so painting Mr. S. F. Pittsley's house. Mr. and Mrs. Clair Kerbaugh spent last Tuesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Allen.' Coal trade has been kind of slack at the Beaver Creek coal mine on ac count of cold weather and bad roads. The Thos. Baldwin and Jim Allen families, Nels Boe and the Mitchell boys, were at Frank Hoare's Sunday. Word has been received from Mrs. Henry Allen who is in the sanitarium in Minnesota, that she is improving rapidly and expects to soon be at home again. Mr. Jim Allen had quite a gather ing at his place last Sunday. Mr. Baldwin and family, Mr. Hoare and family and some of the Mitchell boys were there. They spent the evening by singing songs and playing games. (Late for last week) Ruth Gunderson was absent from school last Monday on account of ill ness. Nearly all of the eighth grade have received gold stars for spelling thru the week. The school board have sent for some new text books also some new library books for the school. A number of pupils were absent from school last Wednesday on ac count of the snow storm. I tell you a wife is a very expensive article. True, but you must remem ber a wife lasts a long time. All the eighth graders of Beaver Creek school are going to try and pass the examination in February and in March. Nearly all the scholars received red stars for not. whispering for one day and some have handed theirs in and received white stars for not whispering for one week. What was the date of Columbus discovering America? an examiner asked. 1492 the bright boy replied. Right said the examiner and why was that date so important for you tore member? Because I knew you would be sure to ask it the bright boy said. BUFORD NEWS By a Staff Correspondent Lee McNary is working for W. G. Hanson. Miss Rena Miller was shopping in Buford Saturday. Mr. Grayley and Jim Iiinch were in Buford Monday. Charles Akers went to Williston last Monday night. 1 BEAVER CREEK LOCALS ti Henry Allen and John Daniels were Ray callers Friday. Mr. Lovejoy, Mrs. F. A. Hoare's father is visiting with tehm. George Allen, and S. F. Pittsley were business ^callers Monday. Mr. Frank Rogers of Marley was in Buford Saturday. Mrs. G. L. Welsh has been on the sick list the past week. Mr. Edd Scott of the Scott post office was in Buford Monday. There will be a dance in I. O. O. F. hall the first day of February. An agent for the Stark Piano Co., Chicago, was in Buford Monday. Mrs. J. J. Raastad went to Willis ton on business last Wednesday. Mark Wilkerson of Williston is vis iting his "family at Marley for a few days. Mr. G. L. Welsh and G. P. Jones made a business trip to Mondak on Thursday. Vern Kellogg and Ben Anderson from across the river were in town Saturday. Mr. Geo. Nohle of Charbonneau was transacting business in Buford Tuesday. Mr. Owings has been hauling coal from Trenton for the Buford Mercan tile Store. Mrs. Lundy Holliday of Hardscrab ble took the train here for Williston Thursday. F. M. Shatnwell, W. G. Hanson, J. J. Raastad are attending court in Williston, Mack Jones has been on' the sick list this week, not being able to at tend school. Mr. Christenson from Hardscrab ble was transacting business in Bu ford Saturday. The Berry Bros from across the river were transacting business in Buford Saturday. Miss Ila Shirley came home from Bainville where she has been work ing, Friday morning. Mrs. Nellie Bradley of Williston was visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Dishon last Saturday. Vern Kellogg came over from across the river Thursday night to attend Rebeccah Lodge. Mr. and Mrs. Will Corbett and fam ily were entertained at the Shatswell home last Friday night. Miss Satterlie went to Williston shopping last Saturday and stayed over for church Sunday. Mr. O. J. Morken left for Sidney, Mont., Thursday morning to transact business for a few days. Mrs. Mike Taylor returned to Bu ford Tuesday after spending the past two months at Rollette, No. Dak. Mr. and Mrs. Edd Darr from the Sioux Crossing spent Saturday in town taking dinner with Mrs. G. L. Welsh. Mrs. John Harp went to Williston last Wednesday for medical treat ment. Mr. Harp went up on Friday morning. Another car load of coal has been received for the school house. Mr. Harry Shatswell and Mr. Corbett do ing the hauling. Miss Satterlee while in Williston visited the red cross rooms and pur chased one dozen bed sheets for the Buford red cross. Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Jones entertain ed Mr .and Mrs. Welsh and Agnes and Kennetk to six o'clock dinner on Saturday, it being Mr. Welsh's fourty fifth birthday. The plumbers are at work at the school house again fixing radiators in one of the vacant rooms, getting it ready to be used for a Red Cross room in the near future. There was no school last Monday morning on account of no steam. However by the boys carrying ashes a good part of the morning school was resumed at noon. Miss Ila Shirley and a friend Miss Miller of Bainville came down Fri day night, spending the night with Ila's grandmother Mrs. Hutchenson, returning to Bainville Saturday morn ing. While shoeing a horse Mickey John son had the misfortune to run a horse-shoe nail in his knee which is causing him quite a bit of trouble. He went to Williston for medical help Tuesday. WILLI8TON GRAPHIC M,HUU 1 I I I I I W I I I I I I MARMON Miss Mable Fortune is teaching school at Alamo. Born January 16 to Mr. and Mrs. Ward Stine, a son. Mr. Harry Lutz made a business trip to Al&mo Saturday, returning Monday. School opened at Marmon January 7th with Miss Florence Johnson as teacher. Her parents reside in Ta coma, Washington. Mrs. Ida Johnson entertained the following Friday evening: Misses Florence Johnson and Ha/el Green, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Brown, Mr. Will Miller, Linwood Green, Clayton Brown, Raymond and Bulch Brown. 7! BEAVER CREEK SCHOOL til iiiM Carrie Gunderson visited us at wort Friday. Ruby Allen was absent from school a few days on account of illness. Messrs Hinline and Daniels visit ed school Tuesday. Come again! Our new phonograph records have just come and now there is music in the air. A new correspondence staff was elected—Nioma Stacey school editor, Ruby Allen local news. Our new Beacon readers have ar rived and the first and second grades are now enjoying their new stories. Our school record was broken on Wednesday when only two pupils were present on account of the storm. The primary language class have just finished the story "Hansel and Gretchel" also the busy work with it. LIBRARY NOTES Books added to the shelves this week include: Barton. Story of the Red Cross. By Clara Barton, founder of the American National Red Cross and president from 1881-1904. Pattee. History of American liter ature since 1870. As the author says in his preface: "The field is a new one no other book has attempted to handle it as a unit." "It is really oUr first National period, all-American." Lynde. Stranded in Arcady. The rather impossible but delightful ad ventures of a man and a maid who are "stranded" by the air-ship in the Canadian wilds. Lefevre. To the last penny. How Tommy Leigh made good in the busi ness world under the impression that he must pay "to the last penny" his father's obligations. Federal Loans to Farmers Reach Nearly $30,000,000 Up to December 1, $29,824,655 had been paid out to farmers on 5 per cent long time loans, according to a re port covering the operations of the 12 Federal land banks. The total of loans approved, including those closed and those awaiting verification of title and other formalities, is $105,136,529. The interest rate under the farm loan system has been increased from 5 to 5 1-2 per cent, to apply to all ap plications which have not yet been approved. Borrowing is done through cooper ative farm loan associations organ ized by farmers, each association be ing composed of 10 or more farmer borrowers and each group borrowing at least $20,000. Up to December 1 the farm loan boarid had chartered 1,839 such cooperative associations. \i Written For Graphic Readers Ry G. R. Conkey It is hardly necessary to point out the evident truth that the parent bird's strength, health and vitality, must be maintained in the highest degree, so as to yield a high per centage of fertile eggs and impart strong vitality to the chicks that do hatch. Your breeding birds must be care fully selected and only those taken that are well shaped, strong, health ly, vigorous and of known egg pro ducing ability. These birds must be housed separately from the general to detect, flock, so that you can give them spe cial care and get them into the very best condition. During December and the early part of January breeding birds should be fed for condition only—that is, they should receive enough food to keep them strong and well but not enough to supply them with and great surplus. For this reason don't ex pect winter eggs from these birds. Confine the males and females sep arately until about two or three weeks before you are ready to save the eggs for hatching. This insures additional vitality in your flock, pro ducing the greatest percentage of fertility in the eggs that are to be used later for hatching. Feed the mated birds regularly on a good laying ration. Be sure to fur nish green food, grit and charcoal daily. See that the birds always have clean water. In about two weeks af ter mating you should begin to get plenty of fertile eggs. Here is whore the care given to the breeding birds will be shown to have been worth while, for these eggs are pretty sure to possess strong vitality and there fore should produce a lot of healthly, vigorous, wort-while chicks. Never confine males in coops that are too small or that are poorly lo cated. Give the birdn plenty of room. If they are at all crowded, they will become fretful. See that all cracks in the house are tightly closed so as to prevent drafts, and that the house has enough win dows in the south or southeast side to afTord the interior plenty of light and sunshine. A high degree of fertility and vi tality in the hatching eggs will be quite impossible if the breeding birds do not get plenty of exercise. There fore, feed all grains in a deep layer of clean litter so that the birds will be compelled to scratch out each ker nel. You cannot get satisfactory re sults from over-fat stock and the more exercise you give your breed- More Loaves of Bread Better Loaves of Bread Are made these days from every kind of flour than ever before because the people of our country face a shortage of flour stuffs. If you want the maximum out of every barrel of flour you use buy a sack of Silver Sheaf. Its made at home and you will be able to make that good bread in your home. Try a sack today and if there is any fea ture of this flour that is not the best tell us about it. Whole Wheat Milling Co. Williston, N. Dak. Thursday, January 81, tftf. CARE of POULTRY HEALTHY BREEDNG STOCK AND HUSKY CHICKS Subscribe for the Graphic. I dition. Keep your stock free from lice and mites. Dust the birds with a good lice powder provide them with a dust bath and occasionally spray the in side walls of the house, the nests and roosts with a strong lice liquid. It will also be well to treat your birds for worms. Worms are as harmful to vitality as lice and mites and perhaps more dangerous, because their presence in fowls is usually hard Now, with your breeding birds in the ping of condition, you are ready to mate them, allowing ten or twelve hens to each male in the Leghorn class, about eight with the medium size breeds, and not more than six with the heavy breeds. Confine each mated group separately. If this is impracticable, twice the number of hens that would ordinarily be mated to one male can be confined together and two males used, but on alternate days. Some poultry raisers prefer this latter method of mating as the alternating of males overcomes to a great extent the preferences shown in practically every breeding flock. This plan also gives each male a chance to feed up every other day and thereby keep in much better con dition, for the best males are inclined to stand back at feeding time and al low the hens to eat first. Very often thru this chivalry they do not get all the food they require. MAKES A DISCOVERY Lignite has been found to have many uses. Perhaps the most novel is one recently discovered by Capt. I. P. Baker, President of the Benton Packet Co., and Federal Fuel Admin istrator for North Dakota. On the edge of Bismarck, Capt. Baker has one of the finest farms in North Da kota, and one of his particular prides is a herd of purebred hogs. For years he had been sending back east for huge quantities of charcoal which these porkers were permitted to browse on for their stomach's sake. Then one day the supply of charcoal was found to be exhausted. "Let's try lignite coal," said Capt. Baker to his foreman. "It's nature's near est approach to charcoal." So some lignite was thrown out to the hogs, and they liked it, and ever since they have eaten lignite when their stom achs demanded it, and they have thrived on it.