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WILLISTON GRAPHIC John A. Corbett, Editor and Publisher Published every Thursday at Wllllaton, N. D., and enter ed at the Wllllston Postofllce aa second claw mall matter. THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1918. FLAG DAY APRIL SIX Saturday, April sixth will be flag day and will mark the first Anniversary of America's declaration of war against Germany. The State Council of Defense for the State of North Dakota has sent out the request that the day be celebrated wih appropriate ceremonies. In this connection it would be well for us to take an inventory of our flag supply. We notice that several flags that are flying are in a very poor condition, hav ing been practically worn out by the wind. Would it not be well for to have new ones for flag day. And let every public building carry one and especially our Armory, Court House, School building, and Post office In addition to this let every one who has a flag see that it is flying on that day. If you haven't a flag try and get one. G—R—A—P—H—I—-C A STEP FORWARD We believe that the Williston Water Users, by their vote for an irrigation system, have taken a step in the right direction. The forming of the association re moves the clouds of uncertainty, puts the proposition on a firm business basis and guarantees to every one under the project water. And not for one or two years but continuously. With water every year large crops are guaranteed on every acre of irrigated land and the farmer should prosper accordingly. We who haven't had continued irrigation can hardly realize what it will mean but others can. Parties from up the Yellowstone claim that without irrigation there last year they would have been in mighty poor shape now. The irrigated land however gave excellent returns and prosperity followed. G—R—A—P—H—I—C SID SAYS: NOW THAT THE KAISER IS HERE—HOW DO YOU LIKE HIM? (By John M. Siddall in the April American Magazine) We are beginning to see a good deal of him. It 'Beems to me that I run into him everywhere I go. And whenever I see him I find that he has a lot of new in structions to give me—orders to hand out—things that I shall or shall not do. "Last Saturday I thought I would go up to the golf club and get a little exercise. When I got' there I found that this bird had preceded me and closed up the place. The clubhouse looked like Belgium, cold and desolate. No more coal until further notice—by order of German Willie. "It's the same way at home—heat turned off, lights turned down, sugar nearly gone. And the Emperor at the bottom of it all. If it weren't for his ambitions, things would be back where they were. "At the restaurant where I eat my lunch William lias taken charge of the kitchen and the dining-room. He tells me what I can have and what I can't have— mostly what I can't have. He has lowered the quality of the food, raised the prices, and fixed it so that I have to yell my head off to get anything at all. Aside from that, he's a perfect host. "The old bby follows me to the office. Say, Wil liam, have a heart! It would require a couple of hun dred thousands words to described the help he is to me in my business—with all that he is doing to upset the mails, the railroads, and the processes of manu facture and delivery. On the whole, it is more fun these days to sit at home and shiver than to go down to business and sweat. "Yes, sir, the Emperor is with us every waking mo ment. It took quite a long time for him to get over here, but he has arrived, bag and baggage. And he has established personal relations with each one of us. We are having extensive dealings with him, and we are not finding the relationship very satisfactory. He's Corn per can 18c per case $4.25 Tomatoes per can 18c per case 4.25 Peas 14c .per case 3.00 Stringle8S Beans 18c per case 4.10 Pet Milk 14c per case 6.40 Honor Breakfast Wheat, old price 25c, now 20 Giant Alaska' Salmon, 1 lb., old price 35c now .25 Genuine Good Quality Rice, per lb 10 Mustard, former price 20c, per jar now 13 35c Rosequist Coffee, now 3 pounds for 95 30c Simon Pure Coffee, now 4 pounds for 1.05 35c Giant Coffee, now 3 pounds for 95 40c Honor Coffee, now 3 pounds for 1.00 West Lawn GEORGE BROTHERS West Lawn Sto We Sell Good Quality Goods For Less Money Specials For Saturday George Brothers a domineering, distatorial nuisance. He's also ex travagant. His present schemes have cost about seven ty-five billion dollars and four or five million lives. He i? the bull-headed promoter type that gets in wrong and hang the expense! There's nothing to be done but to get rid of him. If we Jet him have his way now he will go right on rocking the boat. He loves authority, likes to boss. Give him rope and there will be more warg—and plenty of them. It will be one big scrap after another. "Uncle Sam has set out to fire this man. And we agree that the thing must be done. So when they come around to you this spring for contributions to the Lib erty Loan or .the War Savings fund or the Red Cross or the Y. M. C. A., rake and scrape every penny you can find and put it in toward finishing up the job. "All join in the chorus—W-E D-O-N'-T W-A-N-T T-H-I-S G-U-Y! We have had a taste of him—and we don't like his work. We may have been monkeys once. The scientists tell us we were. But let's not al low this kind of a specimen to make moneys of us again." G—R—A—P—H—I—C THIS IS LABOR'S WAR This is labor's war. No element of the people of this country, or of other countries, would suffer more than the workers from a German victory a German peace. What the Germans mean by a "strong peace," a "German peace," was recently expressed by Gen. Von Liebert, a leading Prussian conservative. "For us there is but one principle to be followed, and we recognize no other. We hold that might is right. We must know neither sentiment, humanity, consideration, nor compassion. We must have Bel gium and the north of France. France must be made to pay until she is bled white. We must have a strong peace." Mr. Gompers spoke well for American labor when he said, "The Republic of the United States is not perfect it has the imperfections of the human—but it is the best country on the face of the earth, and those who do not love it enough to work for it, to fight for it, to die for it, are not worthy of the privilege of living in it. "I say to the Kaiser, I say to the Germans, in the name of the American labor movement: You can't talk peace with the American workers you can't talk peace with us you can't talk to us at all now. We are fight ing now. Either you smash your Kaiser autocracy or we will smash it for you." The workingmen of America have a tremendous interest to serve, a vital cause to defend, a work of sur passing importance to accomplish. What is vital to them is vital to America and to the world. That they see their duty and the great mass of them are per forming it with unimpeachable loyalty is a cause for congratulation to the Nation and to the world. G—R—A—P—H—I—C A WAR CABINET NEEDED The fundamental defect of the conduct of Ameri ca's war activities lies in the fact that the only man with real authority, the one man legally empowered^ and able to issue direct orders to every one of the dozen autonomous governmental departments, is the President, and he rarely exercises this power. He can't. The field of activity is too huge, too diversified, too technical to be supervised and directed by one brain. Lacking this supreme direction, each one of the dozen or more independent departments runs ,a little war of its own, just as the army and the navy paid no more attention to one another's doings in peace time than the Dalai Lama paid to the activities of Hayti's president. Congress proposes the establishment of a war cab inet with ample power to survey the hill, to determine the best, least costly way and to gather the reins for a united pull, with the President as the final arbiter^ and director of the war cabinet's policy. Against this plan Mr. Wilson vehemently, almost hysterically lifts his voice in protest, basing his objection upon the precedent established by Abraham Lincoln's manage ment of the Civil War. Is this analogy correct? In 1861 the North had ample time to develop the full power of its resources. Both sides were equally unprepared. The Union blunders of the first two.years could be remedied at leisure. Today time is of the utmost importance. Time-con suming blunders now may make a decisive victory im possible. In 1861 the line of action lay clear before the North. Today the question whether ships, men, guns, airplane or food shipments will have the major part in winning the war is still unsettled and, so far as the public knows, no comprehensive survey has been made to determine which factor is the most important, which line of effort should be given preference. A war cabinet of five men, with powers as ample as those of Dr. Garfield or Mr. Hoover, can render greater service than ten infantry divisions provided the five strongest, broadest, biggest men in the coun try are chosen. If professional politicians were to an nex the war-cabinet positions, it would be better to keep on with the present lack of system and planning* —Sunset Magazine. 40c Yudon Coffee, now 3 pounds for i.oo 35c No Vary Brand Coffee, 3 pounds .90 35c jar Queen Olives now ^28 Navy Beans per lb jg Jello of all kinds, assortment 3 pkgs 22 bars Swifts Pride Soap Soups, Tomato, Vegetable, Chicken, 2 cans 25 Macaroni, 3 packages 25 Spaghetti, 3 packages .35 Vermicelli, 3 packages 25 Egg Noodles, -3 packages 25 25c—2 pound tin can Apple Butter 20 20 bars Swift's White Laundry Soap 1.00 wiston WILLISTON GRAPHIC Value for value, the motorcycle portation medium in the field. W give special attention to alter ation, cleaning, pressing and conduct an up-to-date pantorum which em ploys nothing but skilled labor and turns out the best of work. If you feel that you cannot afford anew suit this spring bring in your old ones and let us overhaul them and put them in first class shape for you. 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