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VOL. XXIII, NO. 34.
Washington, Feb. 6—Responsibility for the success or failure of the gov ernment's shipbuilding was put on labor today by Charles Piez, vice president and general manager of the Emergency Fleet corporation, in an appeal ofr shipyard workers. "The shipping board has the nec essary yards, the materials and the money," he said. "All that is lack ing is a spirit in the nation that will send a quarter fa million American mechanics into the yards to give the best and most efficient work." The fact that shipyards are work ing only one shift six days a week was characterized by Mr. Piez as "monstrous." "If we are to keep ahead of the submarine campaign," said he, "we must run three shifts a day fifty-two weeks in the year." Mr. Piez's statement says: "Within sixty days huge govern ment yards will be completed and soon thereafter more,, than 60,000 workmen will be required to furnish for them the three eight hour shifts necessary if these yards are to turn out their ships according to schedule. "The shipping board now has 716 ship-ways 302 are for wooden ships and 414 are for steel construction. "The yards in which they are es tablished are only working one eight hour shift per day six days a week. This is monstrous. If we are to keep ahead of the submarine we must run three shifts per day, fifty-two weeks in the year. "Our program calls for the con struction in 1918 of eight times the tonnage delivered in 1916 at a cost of more than a billion dollars. The shipping board has the necessary yards, the materials and the money —all that is lacking is a spirit in the nation that will send a quarter of a million American mechanics into the yards to give their best and most effi cient work. "I am sorry to say at the present time the native born American work man is not the mainstay of the ship yard for he is there only to the ex tent of 35 per cent of the men em ployed and to the extent of 65 per cent we are forced to-depend on for eign born labor." C01PANT E BOYS REPORT GOOD TRIP FINE WEATHER ON ENTIRE TRIP ACROSS ACCORDING TO LESTER JAYNES LABOR RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF SHIPPING PLANS Material, Men, Money and Yard Are Already Provided But Laborers Are Needed to Carry Out all the Government's Shipbiulding Arrangements Dec. 25 Somewhere in England. My dear folks: Well as you probably know by this time we have arrived safely in Eng land. We can't tell you where but we are safe and things are not so bad here as we thought. We are in the barracks here, the weather is quite chilly but he have plenty to keep warm with. Neither "Reg" or I were sea sick coming over and the voyage was nice as we had a calm sea all the way. But we were indeed very glad to step on land. The scenery here is very beautiful, and the effects of the war have not told much where we are. The people here seem queer to us and they all look alike, and seem very hospitable. We have a great time with the English money here but we are getting used to it quite fast. We left too soon to spend Xmas in Bos ton, and we wished we could have stayed long enough to go. We had. a nice dinner though, considering the circumstances. Send us the names of the cousins that are here and we prob ably can locate them sometime. Wc. might find some of Richard's folks too if we knew where they were. About the oiiy thing we need real bad here is stamps, of course we can send them without stamps but it gets to you sooner with stamps on. If you could wrap eats up well enough they might reach us, such as fruit iake and rocks or something like that. We could each use a pair of lined leather mitts too. Well as this is the first letter its hard to know what to write as it is all censored, so will close and write to Louise and the rest. Write soon and tell everybody to write often. Lovingly, Lester Jaynes. NORTH DAKOTA MAN KILLED IN FRANCE FIRST INTIMATION THAT FIGHT ING FIRST WAS ON BATTLE LINE CAME WEDNESDAY Wilton, N. D., Feb. 6.-^rPrivate Louis Ousley was a son of A. B. Ousley, well known McLean county farmer, residing about eight miles north of Wilton. He was a member of Company A of Bismarck, in which he enlisted with his brother, Law rence Ousley, last summer, spending several months at Fort Lincoln un der command of Captain Jack W. Mui-phy. Announcement of this first casualty in the ranks of Company A of the fighting first is the first intimation received here that Bismarck's pion eer national guard company already is in the trenches. It became known that the fighting first crossed the English channel about a month ago, but it was not anticipated the guards men would seg active service so early. North Dakota men, since the lat ter part of last week, have been fig uring in the casualty lists sent to America by General Pershing. Saturday night three North Dakota men were reported wounded, while today the casualty lists carry one North Dakota man killed, and one wounded. Private Joe Matthews, listed today as slightly wounded, is a brother of Mrs. John R. Falconer, of Bismarck, wife of the former deputy state treas urer of North Dakota. REPRESENTS MINING COMPANY Aaron Levin, one of our most con genial railway mail clerks, has left for Grand Forks to attend the Home stake mine, of which he is a heavy share holder. Holders of this property are feeling very jubilant, as a large body of very rich copper ore has been found. BOWLING TEAM TO MINOT ON FRIDAY RETURN MATCH TO BE PLAYED WITH MAGIC CITY ROLLERS TOMORROW NIGHT Friday Messrs. H. O. Sawyer, Ben Innis and Thomas B. Hogan com posing the Williston three-man bowl ing team, will leave for Minot on No. 4 to bowl against Minot's best team on the Monson Alley. The team will go" and bowl a return match with those who were here last week and are determined to bring home the honors if not the bacon since thai commodity has gone up among the clouds. At the same time if arrangements can be made a five-man team will go down to bowl a friendly game with any five-man team at the Magic City. This latter team is to go more for the purpose of cultivating interest, en thusiasm and friendship among the Minot bowlers as that city is affiliated with the A. B. C. and is working to land a state tournament in the spring of 1919. Considerable interest is be ing manifested among the bowlers in this city in the city tournament that is to be staged in Minot the 17, 18 and 19th of this month. It is expect ed that a double or five-man team will go from here to participate in the tournament. CELEBRATE 50TH BIRTHDAY Secretary W. J. O'Rourke of the Williston B. P. O. E. states that when the time comes for the celebration of the Fiftieth anniversary of the es tablishment of the Elk lodge, Feb. 16, the new dining room in the base ment will be ready for service and the sumptuary arrangements of the celebration will be carried out in that place. Work at present is progress ing nicely and when the new place is finished it will be one of the finest in the various Elk's halls in North Dakota and a credit to the live-up-to date Bills of this city. ARMORY DATES Band Dance Friday, February 8. Home Guard Dance Monday, Feb ruary 11. QiAz.on. Dortlum, Oistue. Williston Graphic BLEW GERMANS OUT OF THEIR TRENCHES AMERICAN ARTILLERISTS ES TABILSH NEW METHOD OF SMASHING DEFENSES American troops are folding against the enemy a sector of the western front northwest of Toul. Early Mon day the American artillery with a barrage checked German plans to raid the American trenches. It has been learned that the enemy intended to make a raid, but fifteen minutes before the time set, the American artillery fire was centered on the spot where the Germans gath ered preparatory to the attack. 'It is believed the Germans suffered heavy casualties. Artillery activity along the American sector has increased. The Germans have not been able to reoccupy the first line trenches blown in by the American artillery during the heavy duel last Saturday. The length of the American sector and the number of men in the front line cannot be disclosed for military reasons. Northwest of Toul the bat tle line runs almtfst due east and went from St. Mihiel toward the German border. From St. Mihiel to Alsace the terrain is hilly with forests here and there. Meagre information concerning the strike situation in Germany does not make clear whether the workmen re turned to their tasks Monday, as their leaders had advised after threats of force had been issued by the military authorities Wilhelm Dittman, an In dependent Socialist deputy in the reichsta^ has been sentenced to con finement in a fortress for five years by a courtmartial by which he was tried on charges growing out of the strike movement. Conferences in Berlin between statesmen and military leaders of the central' powers are reported to con cern the food question and the prob able attitude toward Russia and the Ukraine. German political circles feel, a report says, that the return to Berlin of Foreign Ministers von ,Kuehlmann and Czernin forecasts the breaking of the negotiations at Brest-Litovsk. Active fighting between the l*u manians and the Bolsheviki has be gun.* Two Russian divisions were captured by the Rumanians, who also have gone to the aid of the authori ties of Bessarabia against the Bolshe viki. Heavy fighting is in progress in Bessarabia between the Russians and the Rumanians. Little news has come out of Ger many to throw light upon what hap pened on Monday in connection with the strike situation, that being the day when military discipline was to p^Couatry! Ib H«r tatOTMOfM with foreign natiMM mj She always be right. But Mr caaatry, right at wronf.—Stephen Decatur. i3t. Gaudenr WILLISTON, WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1918. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE tr 5t 'iv-, M*M -Abraham £inwln— 1B65 be ajiplied to strikers return to work. Virtually all the information along this line comes from German gov ernment sources, being contained in the daily semi-official report of the day's happenings permitted to be telegraphed to Amsterdam. This showed that not all the strikers were yet back at their places of employ ment, it being admitted that some of the big armament factories were running only to 75 or 80 per cent of capacity. Others, it was indicated, however, were running with full forces and the prediction was made that today there would be a further return of the workers. Thus it was added,'the strike might now be con sidered ended. LDDOWESE ABSTRACT CO. CHANGES HANDS FIDELITY ABSTRACT AND TITLE COMPANY ASSUME MANAGE MENT NEXT MONDAY A deal of importance in Williston realty circles, was consummated re cently when Ernest A. Francis and others associated with him, purchased the Ludowese Abstract Company from W. VV. Boardman and M. C. Bell and after acquiring the property proceed ed to incorporate under the name of the Fidelity Abstract and Title Com pany of Williston, North Dakota. The capital stock of the new concern is $10,000. The incorporators are Ernest A. Francis, president W. C. Fran cis, vice-president and Miss Leona Gauthier, sec.-treas. Possession will be taken by the new proprietors Mon day Feb. 11. The Ludowese Abstract company has been in business for a number of years and has built up a very enviable business. The Fidelity Abstract and Title company will assume this busi ness and with the men at its head continue the same efficient service. President Francis will have general charge of the office with Miss Gauth ier who has had nine years exper ience, in charge of the abstracting and title research jwork. The articles of incorporation wee filed the latter part of last week. The selection of the name has been con firmed by the secretary of state and the new company will be ready l'or business so soon as the charter ar rives. Offices will be maintained in the place formerly occupied by the Ludo wese' company on East Broadway. The clerical force will remain as under the former management. Al. Harper of Fairview is visiting old friends here for a few days. HocrAerwi/te., n* Kentucky, Sisiue CIVAKCU Tnex LOST GMIE TO LOCAL QliT FAST PLAY ON PART OF LO CALS WINS GAME FOR WIL LISTON BY 36 TO 12 In a basketball game played on the Tioga high school floor Saturday af ternoon, the Williston quintet brought defeat to the Tioga five with a score of 36—12. The Williston team was handicapped in playing in a gym nasium which measured approximate ly twenty by thirty feet with a ten and a half foot ceiling. The team was unfortunate in losing McDonald, who made a good account of himself in the game played with the City All Stars and again at Fairview. The game was fast and furious, tho not unnecessarily rough. Brueg ger, captain, played his usual good game scoring 18 points for his team. Scott at foreward played an excep tionally good game. Kulas and Levitt as guards played their positions in fine style. The opponents could not execute a pass unless Gordon was there to receive it. The first half ended with a score of 12—4. In the second half Williston came back with renewed vigor and ran up the score 22 points. Tioga made a good show ing in view of the fact that Codch Divers had the very limited number of six men from which to select a team. Tioga was scheduled to play at Williston Jan. 18th but the game .was called off at that time due to fumi gation in the high school. The re turn game is now scheduled to be played Feb. 21st. The line-up follows: Williston Gordon R. Scott L. F. Bruegger, Capt C. Levitt.... R. G. Kulas L. Wolbert Sub. .. Tioga ...R, Branden. Neset .....Walla BOLSHIVIKI HAVE E Simon .O. Branden ....M. Walla Sub Stice Field .goals: Bruegger 8 Scott, 5 Gordon, 3 Branden, 2 Neset, 2 Walla, 2. Free throws Scott, 2 Bruegger, 2. MORATORIUM BILL PASSED Washington, Feb. 6.—The soldiers' and sailors' civil rights bill, provid ing a moratorium for men in the mil itary establishment, was unanimous ly passed today by the senate, virtual ly in the form it passed the house. TRY TO BOMB KAISER London, Feb. 6.—A bomb was thrown at the imperial palace in Ber lin by strikers Saturday evening, ac cording to Berlin advices received by The Times by way of Berne. Twen ty-five persons were arrested. TARTARS AND POLES REFUSE TO ACCEPT TROSKY DICTA TION Raiding operations and artillery duels are increasing on the western front as the time for the beginning of the spring operations approaches. Two years ago, after a successful attack at Souchez the Germans be gan their drive on Verdun with heavy artillery fire on February 21, while last year the British captured Grand Court, on the Somme front, on Feb ruary 7, and th§ Germans two weeks later retired from the Ancre, the first step in the retreat to the Hindenburg line. All official statements report great artillery activity. The biff guns have been busy around Ypres and before Cambrai, on the British front, on the rigli£ bank of the Meuse, on the French front. There has been lively serial and artillery fighting ot| the American sector, northwest of Toul. The skies there have cleared and the Germans are reported to be bombarding vil lages which they had left untouched for many months. Entente airmen have been active British fliers on Monday dropped three tons of bombs and accounted for eight enemy airplanes with tho loss of one machine. On the Italian ffont Italian and British aviators have brought down 13 enemy ma chines, while the Germans again have bombed Padua. In Russia the situation appears less favorable to the Bolsheviki. A decree by the Bolshevik government separating state and church and con fiscating church property has arous ed the opposition of Archbishop Tikhon, the patriarch of all Russia, who has call6d upon his followers to defend the church. New military opposition to* the Bolsheviki has arisen in the Tartar? and Poles. Ensign Kryfenko, corr- -i mander-in-chief of the Bolsheviki arm ies, is reported to have been arrested by Polish troops who have captured Moohiley. Tartar forces are moving on Sebastopol, the naval base on the Black sea, after having captured Yalta, in the Crime. In Kiev the Ukrainians are reported to have gain ed the upper hand. RAY FARMER LOST LIFE UNDER SLEIGH HEAVY LOAD OF OATS OVER TURNED PINIONING PAUL SORENSON TO GROUND Ray, Feb. 6.—Paul Sorenson liv ing several miles from this place was killed under a load of oats which overturned covering him so that he smothered in the grain. His brother who was with him at the time, was quite badly hurt and Li-ought to this place for medical treatment. Meager reports state that the un fortunate man started for home with a large grain tank full of oats, and while on the road his sled broke down. With a brother and brother-in-law, he secured another tank and after unloading the grain from one. sled to the other, started homeward. Fear ing the sleigh would Overturn two of the boys tried to brace it up over a slanting strip of road but were unable to do so and were caught beneath the overturned sled with the result that one was killed and the other severely injured. "Y" CONVENTION FEB. 9TH A call has been issued by the state committee of the Y. M. C. A. for a convention to be held in Grand Forks, Saturday Feb. 9, to consider mean? of best serving this country during the war. In the call it is urged upon every one interested in the work that is be ing done by the organization among the American troops who are can tonments and in the expeditionary forces, to be present. Among the principal speakers are Dr. McAffee of Chicago, who will deliver a mes sage from his wide experience in church efficiency and Mr. A. E. Rob erts, senior secretary of county work of the international committee. This convention will also have vital effect upon the policy of the Y. M. C. A. work in the State. Especially should delegates be present from the western part of the State, as 'the pro gram for consideration deals large ly with the wisdom and means of ex tending Association work over the whole state within a few years. Dr. F. W. MacManus was in Mi not Monday on a business trip.