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VOL. XXIII, NO. 48.
Beginning with the Union Service and the baccalaureate sermon on Sun day night, the week of May nineteenth is given over to the commencement exercises of the high school. More and more has Commence ment week btecome a time of general community interest, until it is 'now known that these exercises and ser vices are for everyone interested in the public ^schools. More truly than any other religious service of the year, the annual bac calaureate service is a time of the uniting of all religious congregations. This is probably the largest religious gathering in this part of the State. Class Night has grown in meaning and interest in the Williston Higfi School until it stands forth as one of the most highly entertaining parts of the Commencement time. The bac calaureate service is truly religious in nature. Commencement night is replete with dignity. But c1as3 Night is the embodiment of all forms and sorts of young people's frolics and jollities and does much to revive youthful memories of those who have known high school days in years gone by. Commencement Night marks the high tide of the school year. This^ is the night reserved for graduation honors for the Seniors, and for var ious forms of other school honors. It is a matter of much interest that the Commencement Address is to be given FOOTUll CHMHOIS RECEIVE "WORTHY WILLISTON WINNERS" RECEIVE THEIR "W's" FOR SPLENDID WORK On Tuesday of last week the clos ing assembly of the Junior and Senior High Schools was held. Miss Gill, principal of the Senior High School was in charge. Mr. Clayton led the singing with his usual effectiveness. The assembly was the occasion for the presenting of the school letters as token of honor to the football squad. The splendid record of the boys as State football champions for the past football season together with a splendid record for clean sports manship makes them worthy of a high degree of honor. Mr. White in presenting the football letters referred to the letter "W" as representing "Worthy Williston Winners" and charged the squad with the respon sibility of living up to the high ex pectations that we have for them. Of the squad of fifteen that were present to receive letters were: Bruce McDonald, Russell Levitt, David Greengard, Clifford Gordon, Alber* Esta, Harold Bruegger, Harry Kulass, Howard Scott, Hulbert Jaynes, Rob ert Heffernan while Allen Keltner, Bertram Harvey, Joe LeDosquet, Nat Boyd, Mac Nelson were absent. David Greengard in accepting the honors for the team gave assurance of continual victory for other years, With his usual optimism, Mr, Brown, in speaking of the coming foot ball season prophised a repition of this season's success and expressed a full confidence in the high standard of the High School. Miss Gill called upon Miss Reba Jones who does not return next year and Miss Jones responded extem poraneously in a happy vain. And so there closed with an over flow of good feeling the final assembly of the school year. CAPTAIN JONES HOME ON FURLOUGH Dr. Jones now a captain in the medi cal corps of the National Army arriv ed in Williston Moridiay evening for a few days visit before leaving for foreign service. Captain Jones has been stationed at Fort Riley for the past two or three months. He reports that the work being done by this branch of the army is wonderful. There are several thousand physicians stationed at Fort Riley and several base hospitals. The Army Doctors are of all ages and Captain Jones re ports that after they have been at camp for a week or so they are just like a lot of college boys. Rev. E. S. Shaw formerly pastor of the Congregational Church here at Williston, spent Friday and Satur day of last week here. Rev. Shaw is now engaged in raising a ministeral war relief fund in Montana. HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT NEXT WEEK-DR. KANE TO SPEAK Large Class Graduates—Exercises Start With Baccalaureate Sermon Sunday Night—Program at Armory Hall WiB be Crowded by Dr. Thomas F. Kane the new pres ident of the University of North Da kota. The graduating class this year numbers twenty-eight, lacking but one of equaling last year's number, which was the largest class in the his tory, of the school. All the exercises of the week are open and free to all, and a most cor dial invitation is extended to all to reserve every night of the week for attendance at these exercises. There follows the programs of the several nights: Sunday, May 19 At 8 o'clock in the evening the Community Baccalaureate Service in the Armory. Entrance March. Hymn—America Congregation Invocation Rev. E. P. O'Neil Chorus, Sanctus—Gounod—.Glee Club Scripture Lesson..Rev. N. E. Elsworth Baccalaureate Sermon .! Rev. C. E. Stinson Chorus—Holy Art Thou Glee Club Announcements. Closing Hymn Congregation Benediction Rev. George Natwick Wednesday, May 22 At 8 o'clock in the Armory, rhe Annual Class Night Program of the Senior Class. Program Parti. Chorus—America, My Country High School Chorus (Continued on page 12) WILLUIIS COUNTY GO OVER TOP FIRST COUNTY LEADS IN WAR SAV ING SOCIETIES—WILLISTON SCHOOLS SECOND IN STATE According to the records Williams county is about the best organized in War Saving Societies of any coun ty in North Dakota. In a report which we have from Geo. H. Hollister, state director he says that Williams county now has 36 societies and as our quota is 44 he believes that this county will go over the top first. The Williston schools make a fine showing standing as they do, second in the state. Williston and Williams county are always there when it comes to any kind of work that will help win the war and we are sure that we will not slop when we reacii our quota of 44 War Saving SocietiV-:. We may hsive double that number in a few weeks. The organizing of these societies takes considerable work but as we have a real live wire in the person of C. C. Reiger on the job ouv ^oinj* over the top is assured. He is meet ing with hearty cooperation wherever he goes and in Williston he has had the hearty support of Attorney Palmer in the organizing of the Williston schools. Every school child is a fighter for Uncle Sam and there is trouble if anyone else tries to lick their War Stamp—they figure they want to help "Lick the Kaiser" them*, selves. DECORATION DAY PROGRAM MAY 30 The decoration Day services will be held May 30 in the Armory, under the direction of the Home Guards. A special invitation will be extended to all old soldiers and veterans of the Civil and Spanish American Wars. AH school children, lodges and organ izations are invited to participate in the services. A full and complete program will be published next week. Decoration day is becoming a world wide holiday more and more and es pecially since the world war started. This year the French will join in with the Americans in commemorating the day. BOYS SEND GREETINGS The following cablegram was re ceived by Joe Cutting Tuesday. You will note that there was a mistake in the name but as far as anyone could tell the message was for him. It is thought that some of the boys want ed to extend a greeting for mothers on Mothers Day. The message just as worded is given below: North American Telegraph Co. 10. MS. X. 9 Via Colm Pasny. France May 13th EFM Joe Lutting Williston No. Dak. Greetings to Mother. Sons. 11 45 A. A :i Williston Graphic Our Country! In Her intercourse with foreign nation® may She always be right. But our country, right or wrong.—Stephen Decatur. WHAT THE BOYS ARE FIGHTING FOR EASTER MESSAGE FROM WILLISTON BOY SHOWS CLEARLY WHY AMERICA IS AT WAR The following Easter message from John D. Jeffrey one of the William's county boys to leave with Company E. shows the spirit that will cause the Huns to loose and the Allies to win this war and make this world safe for Democracy and Freedom. Corporal Jeffrey was raised here in North Dakota and attended High School here at Williston graduating with the highest possible honors. His message is a masterpiece and expresses clearly the reason why America is in this war: SHI «:lii iiiiii the "Greal Fight," and the more I think, the more I believe that we are right and that I would not be worthy to be called your son if I had not done do. I am sure no price is too great to pay for the right. I am going to fight to live, and not only that I may live, but that others may live. I am going to fight so that little children shall not be murdered so that mothers may not see their little ones killed before their eyes so that the virtue of innocent girls may not be destroyed so that old men and women may live so that the rights of humanity may be respected and never again be destroyed by a cruel army of wicked men destroying everything that is in their way. If it be God's will that I should die I am willing, for death is nothing more than being born into heaven, away from sin and sorrow into everlasting joy. Jesus said, "He who would save his life shall lose it, and he who would lose his life shall save it." But I hope God will see fit to let me come back to you when the fight is done. I have no fear of what may happen, for I am de termined to fight the fight as a man and a Christian, and if I so fight neither death nor life can make any difference, for I will be at peace with God either way1. Love and best wishes to all. Your loving son, JOHN D. JEFFREY. Band Out at Hanks We arrived at Hanks at three o'clock and found over one hundred peoj le waiting for us. The Hanks band was all ready and played several patriotic selections. The meeting was called to order by Cashier A. E. BonstrOm who introduced the speakers. Evening Meeting at Grenora From Hanks the party drove to Grenora and held a meeting in the opera house at eight o'clock. Mr. Thorneau acted as chairman and as in the other towns, there was a large crowd out and they were interested in everything the speakers had to say. There was between 450 and 500 people crowded into the opera house and after the talks many questions were asked. Friday morning the party left for Alamo where a crowded house of over three hundred people gathered at one o'clock. The Major talked for over an hour and was followed by Mr. Burdick who gave his talk on patriotism. CANADIAN MAJOR TOURS COUNTY IN THE INTEREST Of RED CROSS Delivers Eleven Talks in Three Days Telling of Actual Condi tions on Front-—Describes Battle and Tells of German Acts Major A. B. Brown, D. S. O., of the Canadian Army arrived in the city last Thursday morning, coming here for to talk in the interests of the Red Cross. A trip of the county had been planned and the Major, accompanied by C. C. Reiger, U. L. Burdick and John A. Corbett, left Thursday fore noon for Zahl where the first meet ing was set for one o'clock. It was |i my cold and disagreeable day but in spite of this fact there was i!out 130 people out. Everyon% was great ly interested in what the Major had to say as it was first hand news di rect from the battle front. A short talk was also delivered by U. L. Bur dick. WILLISTON, WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1918. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. France, Easter, 1918. Dear Mother: Just a short letter to tell you I am thinging of you this Easter time. I suppose you have had an Easter dinner at home to-day. Wish I was there. We had an Easter service in the Y. M. C. A., which was very good. The Y. M. C. A. is doing great things for us, I think. We certainly thank them for it Just twelve days more and it will be a year since I enlisted in The meeting at Wildrose was held at three thirty and over four hundred interested people crowded the build ing. Just to give you an idea of how interested the people over the county were we might state that one of our party wanted to get shaved at Wild rose but the barber said, there is the raozr hop to it. I am going to hear the major. And it was this way every where we were, every business house in the various towns was locked up while the speaking was going on. Peter Wingard introduced the speak ers at Wildrose and gave a short talk in closing. Fine Meeting at Ray One of the best meetings of the en tire trip was held at Ray Friday night in the opera house. We don't know the capacity of the building but it was full, whatever it is and we be lieve there were over six hundred present. Rev. Miller acted as chairman and in a few well chosen words introduced the Major. The larger the crowd the better the Major seemed to talk and while he did not pretend to be a speaker he nevertheless presented his facts in' a very creditable manner. Mr. Burdick delivered a rousing ad dress followed by a short talk by Rev. Miller. The Major then offered to answer any questions that he could and a number were asked. After the meeting the young people of the town took charge of the party and gave a dance in the picture house. Needless to say it was a success and enjoyed by everyone. Tioga People Face Rain Saturday morning the party left for Tioga where a meeting was set (Continued on page 11) RUSSIANS CONTINUE TO WORRY Moscow, Friday, May 10.—Rostov on-Don, the largest city in the Don Cossack territory, was recaptured today by the Russian soviet troops, who drove out the Germans. The Ger mans, who had held Rostov for only a day, are retreating. The armistice on the Kursk front has been extended to the Voronezh and Don districts. Martial law has been declared and the soviet troops have been ordered to disarm the bands invading Russian territory de spite the armistice. Moscow, Saturday, May 11.—An official statement issued here today declares that after the occupation of Tammerfors, Finland, by the Finnish white guard, 500 Rusian officers and men were shot. The French Report Paris, May 15.—French troops yes terday evening attacked German po sitions near Hailles, on the front be low Amiens, and captured a good on the west bank of the Avre river, it is announced officially. Tha Germans made a counter attack and were beaten off with severe losses. Dur ing the night there was a violent bombardment north of Montdidier and between Montdidier and Uoyon. The British Report "A raid attempted by the enemy last night north of Lens was re pulsed. We carried out another suc WILLISTON MAN IS ON CASUALTY LIST GEORGE BLACK REPORTED AS SLIGHTLY WOUNDED IN CASUALTY LIST Washington, May 11.—George Black of Williston, N. D., is among those included in today's casualty list as slightly wounded. George enlisted with the Minot Company. His mother lives here in Williston. Nineteen Boys Left For Camp Logan Boys Leave on No. 2 Saturday. Mc Kenzie Boys Entrain Here Nineteen boys from Williams coun ty and about as many from McKenzie county left here last Saturday for Camp Logan, Colorado. A patriotic meeting was held at the Armory at which Rev. Hitchcock gave a very interesting and patriotic talk. After the meeting the boys went to dinner and from dinner were escorted to the train by the band and the Home Guards. The Home Guards came out in their new uniforms and made a splendid appearance. PATRIOTIC PROGRAM FOR FLAG DAY Arrangements were made at a com mittee meeting of the Williston Elks this week to hold an elaborate pro gram on Flag Day, June 14th. All lodges and organizations of the city will be asked to take part and speak ers of note will be engaged for the day. A large patriotic parade is be ing arranged which will be held at two o'clock in the afternoon after which the program of the day will be held at the Armory. In the evening there will be a dance at the Armory and probably one at the Elks Home, the proceeds to be given to the Red Cross. Further announcements and outline of the program will appear in next weeks paper. WILLISTON CHURCH CHANGES NAME The Norwegian'American Lutheran Church of this City has changed its name to the First Lutheran Church. The change of the name was decided upon at the monthly meeting held at the church last week. This church was organized under the old name in 1912. The change of name was due to the great length of the old name. FRANK B. PLUMMER FOR SCHOOL BOARD Frank B. Plummer has announced himself as a candidate for Treasurer of Williston Special School District. The election will be held in June. Two directors will also be chosen this elec tion to fill the expiring terms of Mrs. George Bruegger and M. J. Borden. Miss Blanche Hoyt of Alamo a Williston visitor last Friday. ETO K. 'i'-W AND RETAKE ROSTOV Town Only Held by Huns For a Day German Offensive Fails to be Renewed in Western Front—New Alliance by Germany and Austria cessful rail north of Rebecq (Flan ders). "The hostile artillery was active during the night in the valleys of the Somme and Ancre, north of Be thune and in the forest of Nieppe sector. This morning the enemy ar tillery activity increased southwest of Morlancourt and north of Kem mel." New Aliance ""Zurich, Switzerland, May 15.—A Vienna dispatch to The Neuste Nachrichten, of Munich, says the new Austro-German aliance is fixed for a period of twenty years, includes a military convention and provides for the closest economical and customs relations. London, May 15.—At the meeting of Emperor William and bmperor Charles, The Daily Chronicic says, apparently a step was taken toward formally defining and recognizing the subservient relations of the dual' monarchy toward the German em pire. "An independent Austro-Hungary," the newspaper adds, "is impossible, chiefly because not one of its con stituent nationalities wants it. The Austro-German and Magyar dominant minorities ruling over successive ma jorities do not want an independent monarchy, but a monarchy dependent on Germany which can help them maintain their unnatural position. WILL BE ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL WM. G. OWENS APPOINTED AS SISTANT BY WM. LANGER— KEEP OFFICE HERE Attorney Wm. G. Owens of this city in the following letter explains his reasons for accepting the office of Assistant Attorney General which was tendered him by Attorney Gen eral Langer. Attorney Owens had entered the race for re-election to the office of States Attorney of this coun ty but has withdrawn leaving the field open as far as he is concerned. His letter follows: May 13, 1918. The Williston Graphic, Williston, N. D. My Dear Sir: Hon. William Langer, Attorney General of this state has tendered to me an appointment as Assistant At torney General and I intend to ac cept this appointment as the oppor tunity of receiving such an honor ap peals to me and I feel that to repre sent this portion of the state at the Capitol in the legal department, is more than I can pass up at this time, altho the people of this county have greatly honored me in the past with offices as State's Attorney and their representative in the legislature. The acceptance of this office doer not mean however that I will close my office here, but I contemplate keeping my office open and have ap pointed H. W. Braatelien as Assistant State's Attorney who will look after the county work of the office during1 the portions of the time that I will be away. I. have however, decided not to again be a candidate for State's At torney for this county, and in this decision I am mindful of my friends who have already signed petitions for my candidacy for that office, but will give my best efforts to serving not only the people of this county and' community but of the whole state in the Attorney General's office. Thanking you for past favors and assuring you that Williams County will be my home for awhile yet, I beg to be Yours very truly, Wm. G. Owens. BASE BALL SEASON OPENS The base ball season will open here in Williston Sunday with a game be tween the U. C. T. and the Elks at the ball park at 3 P. M. At a meet ing held last week it was decided to hold as many games as possible this season between local teams and the teams from the nearby towns, the proceeds of the games to be turned over to the Red Cross. The game Sunday will be the first one of the reason and promises to be a very in terestine game as both organizations have strong teams. 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