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VOL. XXIII, NO. 49.
HAPPY SCHOOL School days are closing for another class of Williston's young people this week. That is high school days and though many of them will go on to higher institutions of learning they will never again know the school days of home or the pleasures of boyhood and girlhood in the "home school." The class is one of the largest ever graduated from our schools there be ing twenty eight members. They are a group of earnest, happy young peo ple who have done much during their term to bring credit to their school. The exercises for the week have been arranged so that the entire com munity can enjoy them. Class Day Exercises The Class Day Exercises of the High School were given last night in the Armory. Class Day is becoming to mean more and more everywhere than it ever has, it meaning the so cial time of the Seniors together. The Armory was filled, with a large num ber standing. It was estimated that between 1200 and 1500 people were present to enjoy the exercises. Last year the Class Day exercises were held in the School Auditorium with about 500 present. The increased num ber present shows the growing in terest of the community in the Class Day entertainment. The two part program opened at 8:30 with "Amer ica, My Country" by the High School Chorus. Following the opening song the Class History was given in dia logue form with Wava Amsbaugh and Louise Pasonault as speakers. The LOCAL STOCK SUE LARGE BUNCH OF CATTLE TO BE SOLD BY THE MISSOURI YELLOWSTONE GREEDERS Under the auspices of the members of the Missouri-Yellowstone Breeders Association a stock sale will be held at the stock pavillion here Friday and Saturday of this week. The sale will be managed by Mr. B. H. Critchfield of Fargo and live stock editor of the Dakota Farmer. Frank Banks will sell 20 head of Hereford cows, heifers and bulls. C. F. Currie, Shaw & Davidson, J. A. Cooper, all of Williston and three or four consignors from Rolette, Powers Lake and McGregor are putting in some twenty Hereford animals. Jay Grantier will offer 20 cows and heif ers from his Shorthorn herd, L. C. Wingate has 16 Shorthorn bulls to dispose of, and Ashwill Bros, and Cooper of Williston and Powers & Lowe of Culbertsort will also sell a number of their herds. Also a big consignment of the Angus breed. The horse consignment consists of a large number of various breeds, including Percheron mares and stal lions fro mthe Burdick ranch, Clydes dale stallions now owned by P. G. Rae of Minnewaukon, and some Shet land stock. There will also be offered for sale a number of very fine Aberdeen-Angus cattle from the Hartley Stock Farm at Page, N. D. A large attendance is expected at the sale and whether a man buys or not it is a good idea to attend the sale as many good ideas can be gain ed. Interesting Display At Hedderichs This week there is being displayed in Hedderich's store window a quan tity of Refugee Garments for those in need in Belgium and France. All of the work done on these articles was done by the Williston School children and they should be complemented for the fine workmanship on them. Be sides the display of these garments there is a display of articles sent to the wife of one of the Williston boys who is now in France made up of a number of dainty pieces of needle work by the women of France includ ing a silk handkerchief, apfons, a French soldiers hat and a quantity of French lace and crochet work. Frank Miller who has held a posi tion with* Hagen & Everson Hard ware for some time left Monday for a short visit at his home in Wabasso, Minn., before leaving for the army. Mr. Miller expects to enlist in the truck service of the army. FOR ANOTHER WILLISTON CUSS Fine Program Arranged for Class Week Graduation Class Day Exercises Last Night Dr. Kane Will Make Address Class Prophecy which was given by Doris Pickard proved exceptionally interesting, telling of the fates and fortunes of the different members of the class of 1918 in a few years to come. The Class Grumble by Lois Fuller, which set forth the hardships and disappointments of a class, and the Class Oration, delivered by David Greengard, with the customary turn ing over of the "Key" to underclass mates, were delivered in a very pleas ing manner. The presentation of Cer tificates of Promotion to Under-Class men by Gladys by responses from Robert Hefferaan, Junior Gladys Fjerstad, Sophomore and Evelyn Leonhardy, Freshmen concluded the first part of the program. The reading of "I" am the Red Cross" by Sylvia Hartman, who was dressed in the Rod Cross costume was very impressively given. The Pageant "The Spirit of Democracy" presented by the members of the Senior Class, each representing a foreign country with Autocracy sitting on the throne until the United States, France and England enter, Autocracy is then de throned and Democracy takes- its place with peace among all nations. The Chorus sang "Well Never Let the Old Flag Fall" while four mem bers of the Senior class dressed in Soldiers uniform carried the Service flag which bears stars representing 44 High School boys who are now serving^ their country. The class ad dress given by Dorothy Fagan, class (Continued on page 12) mm raw CROWDS SHOUTING FOR ALLIES AS THEY PARADE STREETS OF PRAGUE London, May 20.—A state of siege has been proclaimed at Prague, the Bohemian capital, by the police and the military garrison has been re inforced. The counter measures, ac cording to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Zurich, followed dem onstrations of anti-German charac ter in which Czechs and Jugo-Slavs paraded through the streets .shout ing: "Long live Wilson, Clemenceau and Lloyd George." At a performance in the Bohemian National theater speeches -violently attacking Germany were delivered and the renewal of the alliance be tween Germany and Austria-Hun gary was denounced. Several dep uties addressed the crowd, urging resistance to the end and the sacri fice of wealth and blood for Bohemia. The Jugo-Slavs who have parti cipated in the Bohemiart festivities were ordered to leave the city. Crowds singing: patriotic songs ac companied them to the railway sta tion. Williston Boy Gased Twice Word was received here this week from Joe Mendro one of the Willis ton boys to leave here with Co. E. to the effect that he had been gased twice and was now at a base hospital somewhere in France. Besides being gased he received a fractured spine from the explosion of a large shell. The first time Joe was gased he soon recovered and was able .to spend two weeks in the trenches before he was injured the second time. Mr. Mendro has many friends as well as a wife here at Williston who hope-for his speedy recovery. O'ROURKE BACK FROM CITIES Wm. O'Rourke returned Monday from Minneapolis where he made a short visit. While there Mr. O'Rourke saw the big Red Cross parade and a parade in honor of the Polish volun teers that left Minneapolis last week for the front in France. There were many attractions of note in the Red Cross parade, several aeroplanes and some French guns as well as a num ber of the new army trucks. In the parade in honor of the Polish volun teers there were over seven hundred of them in the line that departed for the front. Prof. L. A. White returned Satur day evening from Grand Forks where he went on business the first of the week. Williston Graphic Our Country! In Her intercourse with foreign nation* may She always be right. But our country, right or wrong.—Stephen Decatur. Program For Decoration Day A splendid program for Decoration Day, May 30th., has been arranged by the Home Guards. The morning of the day will be devoted to church services at the various churches of the city and as many of the people as possible are urged to attend their church. The patriotic program ar ranged by the Home Guards will be given at the Armory-Auditorium at 1:30 P. M. Rt. Rev. John J. Carroll of Helena, Mont., will give the address of the day. Immediately after the services at the Armory the parade will begin and every organization, lodge and all school children are urged to take some part in the parade and make it the best Decoration Day parade that Williston ever had. The Red Cross drive so far has proved a huge success. Up to last night over $3,000 had been taken in on the drive here in Williston and re ports from the surrounding towns of the county show that they have all gone over the top. This sum for Wil liston does not include the money raised by the ladies on the sale of peanuts and popcorn and the dances that have been held. So far the ladies have raised over $200. Play and Dance WILLISTON, WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1918. Below is an outline of the* program that wiH be held at the Armory: Opening song by the audience— "America" led by the Wiliston band. Prayer by Rev. Natwick Address by.—Rt. Rev. John J. Carroll of Helena, Mont. Solo selected Miss H. Patterson Remarks by Hon. A. B. Saxton Solo selected Genette Wolpert Prayer and Benediction..... Rev. Hitchcock W. H. Denny will be marshal of th^ day. Don't forget the time of the pro gram and be there. New Variety Store For Williston F. L. Greene and wife formerly of Sleepy Eye, Minn., arrived in the city the latter part of last week and will open up a complete and up-to-date variety store here about June 1st. Mr. Greene has leased the building on East Broadway formerly occupied by the Anderson Hardware Co., and is now having it remodeled and put in the best of shape for his opening. Mr. Greene is an experienced man in this line of business and we feel sure that he will make a success of the business as there has been a great demand' for a store of ^this kind here since Hutchinson sold "out early thi% spring. Announcement of their open-* ing will appear ne*t week. Van R. Brown of Ray was in Wil liston the latter part of last week looking after Red Cross affairs here. He reported that over a thousand acres around Williams County had been donated so far to the Red Cross. Those who have donated Red Cross acres around Williston can get their signs at the Graphic or Herald office. RED CROSS DRIVE GOES OVER TOP Dlfi DAY PLANNED FOR SATURDAY Parade, Speakers, Carnival, Play Day and a Farewell to the Draft Boys all Planned For Saturday dance A home talent play and a will be held tonight by the ladies of the Red Cross. The play promises to be a good one and everyone is urged to attend. The dance will be held after the play and a large crowd is expected. Tag Day The ladies have planned a tag day for to-morrow and Saturday and with the large crowd that is expected here for the various functions that are being held these two day there is no reason why a large sutri cannot be raised. The ladies are to be compli mented for the splendid work that they are doing on the drive. Carnival and Parade Saturday will be the banner day for Williston and every minute of the day will be taken up with some kind of entertainment. With the play day exercises in the afternoon and then parade many visitors from the out side will attend for these events. In the evening the program will open by a huge parade by the Red Cross. Headed by the Williston band and followed by the Home Guards, Ladies of the Red Cross, Boy Scouts, Junior League and many other iter esting attractions too numerous to mention the parade promises to be one of the best ever held in Willis ton. Right after the parade the crowd will assemble at the Armory for a Robbers Tap Cash Registers Thieves broke into the building oc cupied by Roche's Grocery, The City Milk Depot and O'Dell's sometime Sunday night or early Monday morn ing entering through the door that goes into the Milk Depot from the alley and took several dollars from the three cash registers located in the building. Outside from the cash taken nothing else was disturbed as far as is known. This is the second robbery in that block within the last three weeks. Up to the present time the thieves have not been found. COUNTY PLAY DAL SATURDAY. MAY 25 The third annual county play day will be celebrated here Saturday, May 25. A parade will leave the Central school at 1 P. M. of which everyone is urged to join and will march to the Fair grounds. Everyone who has a car is requested to decorated it and if possible help transport part of the crowd to the grounds. The commit tee who are in charge of the exer cises have arranged various forms of amusements for the afternoon. A pic nic lunch will be at the Experimental Farm, to which all are requested to be present and bring a basket lunch. There will be stands where lemonade and coffee will be served by the boy scouts and Camp Fire girls. In the evening the parade will again march around the streets. The Home Guard and Baind will lead the parade and all dressed in costume will also march. At 8 o'clock a patriotic meeting will be held in the Armory for the 16 Wil liston boys who leave that evening for Camp Lewis. Following this meet ing an old fashioned carnival will be staged oh the streets with side shows and the .usual attractions. Saturday is also tag day and girl scouts and Red Cross nurses will have the tags, peanuts, popcorn and the like for sale all during the day. It is hoped that people from all parts of the country will be here to make this day a big success as play day and also a grand finale for the Red Cfoss drive. WESTBERG A CANDIDATE Oscar E. Westberg is a candidate for the office of county treasurer Mr Westterg had decided hot to run Aw ing to his wife's health but since her death fiis many friends haVe urged him to run again. The other can didates for the office have notified Mr. Westberg that they would with draw and he has decided t9 run. The withdrawal of the other candidates will we believe give the nomination to Mr. Westberg without opposition. He has made a very capable officer and is entitled to the second term. farewell program for the draft boys that are leaving Saturday night on a special train for Camp Lewis, Wash. About 150 boys from Montana and McKenzie county will entrain here with the Williston boys. The pro gram at the Armory is in charge of E. C. Carney chairman of the Red Cross and H. W. Braatelien is speak er of the evening, there will also be a short address by Rev. Elsworth. The boys will be presented with their Red Cross Kits and all of the draft boys from McKenzie county and Mon tana are urged to attend this meet ing. A male quartette will sing at this meeting. Immediately after this meeting the Street Carnival will start on Main Street. This carnival will be in charge of the ladies and a grand old time is being planned. The people are urged to supply themselves with tin horns, confette and anything that will make the evening a joyous one.. A dance pavillion will be in operation as well as a number of side shows. After the Carnival the band and the Home Guards will escort the draft boys to the train which leaves some time after eleven o'clock. During the evening a band concert will be given as well as a number of speeches. The boys from Williams county to leave Saturday night are as follows: Clarence A. Simon. Carstin H. Sveen. Emil C. Miller. Emil Alb. Johnson. Ernest Botton. Olans Bernhard Lia. Matt Goedert. Iver Johnson Mghoe. Hilmar F. Bruegger. Jean Swanson. Gust Erick Johnson. Lyle Sample Sitler. Chester Ashwell. David Clinton Poling. Waller C. Powell. New York, May 18.—To win the war the United States is determined to set no restriction on the number of men to be sent to France, Presi dent Wilson declared here tonight in a speech re-affirming the purpose of America to set no limit on its effort. As many men will go overseas as ships can be found to carry them, the President said, after referring to statements that have been made that five million should go. The United States, he said, will not be diverted by insincere talk of peace from the Teptonic powers. Their proposals, he declared, spring from a desire to have a free land in the east. "I intend to stand by Russia, as well as France," he said. Given Great Demonstration The President was given a great demonstration when he entered the hall at 8:30 p. m. The President was introduced by Cleveland Dodge. In introducing the President, Mr. Dodge said that the President had "asked for the privilege" of march ing in today's parade, when none of the committee "had dared" to invite him. Fargo, N. D., May 21.—J. W. Brin ton, general manager of the Con sumers' United Stores company and personal representative of A. C. Townley, president of the National Nonpartisan league, is free today under $1,000 bail, required by U. S. Commissioner John G. Pfeffer, of Fargo, whom Brinton was arraigned before him late Saturday charged with violation of the espionage act. Brinton waived examination and his case will be heard by the federal grand jury that convened today. Brinton, arrested early Saturday af ternoon, is accused of spreading sedi tious doctrine in an address at Gar rison, N. D., recently. The accused man, in a lengthy statement that he published Sunday in Mr. Townley's daily league organ in Fargo, says the report of his ad dress at Garrison has been garbled. H. L. Elliott, state manager of the Nonpartisan league, and Fred Matthys, a farmer of Mapleton, are Brinton's bondsmen. Williston Boy Rejected At Camp here for camp a short time ago with the draft boys was rejected on reach ing camp and honorably discharged. No reasons were given in the mes sage that was received as to why he was rejected. Mr. Sveen was em ployed as brakeman for the Great Northern R. R. before he left and it is thought that on account of being a railroad man he will be of better use at that work than in the army. Dinner For President Kane President Kane of the State Uni versity who speaks here Friday night at the High School Commencement exerciser will be entertained at a dinner to be held at the Great North ern Cafe Friday noon in his honor by the ex. university students and mem bers of the allumni who reside here in Williston. Pres. Kane will be the guest of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Carney during his stay in the city. Mrs. D. E. Fuller and daughter Nellie of Alexander are among the out of town visitors here this week and to be present at the Commence ment exercises of which Miss Lois Fuller is a graduate. PRESIDENT STANDS DY RUSSIA AND WANTS ENOUGH MEN TO WIN WAR In Opening Red Cross Speech In New York President Says We Will Stand by Russia as Well as France—Wants Enough Men to Win The American Red Cross drive for a second $100,000,000 war fund was the Teutonic nations and found them opened here tonight by President Wilson in an address at the Metro politan Opera House. The President, Mr. Dodge declared, is the spokesman of all the great spiritual forces of the world. The President started speaking at imrai STORES KM fl IS CHARGED WITH VIOLATOIN OF ESPIONAGE ACT —CASE GOES TO GRAND JURY Martin Sveen of this city who left' Johnson of Burlington was elected $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. 9:30 o'clock. He began by saying he didn't come to New York to tell of the work of the Red Cross, but to tell what "I think it all means." "There are two duties with which we are face-to-face," he said. "The first duty is to win the war. The second is to win it greatly and worth ily." "I have heard men say," said he, "that we must put five million men in France. Why limit to that num ber?" "Every ship shall go on every voy age with every man and all the sup plies it can carry," he added. Will Stand by Russia The crowd arose when he said, "I am here to stand by Russia as well as France." The President said he had tested insincere. For the first time in history, said the President, the world has seen an unselfish war. "I cannot fight for a selfish pur pose, but I am proud to fight for mankind," he said. The President's speech in full fol lows. "Mr. Chairman and fellow country* men: "I should be very sorry to think that Mr. Davidson in any degree car tailed his exceeding interesting speech for fear that he was postponing mine, because I am sure you listened with the same intent and intimate intent (Continued on page 5) TO RUN CANDIDATES WARDCOUNTY ENDORSES LEGIS LATIVE CANDIDATES TO OP POSE NONPARTISANS Logan, N. D., May 20.—At a meet ing of the farmers of the Twenty ninth legislative district, held in Lo gan Saturday, a ticket of candidates for the state legislature to run in op position to the league nominees, was selected. The candidates endorsed are O. N. Cleven, a farmer residing in Spring Lake township Ben H. Olson of Har rison township George A. Reishus of Minot, and Guy Humphries, all be ing unanimously supported. A committee consisting of one mem ber from each township will direct the campaign. Resolutions adopted condemn Gov ernor Frazier's veto of the termiral elevator bill, after farmers had been fighting for it ten years condemn the campaign of class hatered engen dered by Nonpartisan leaders favor of the election to public office of men not tied to any political gang, favor a constitutional convention, and con demn the state administration for permitting Horst, charged with es pionage, to speak, and condemning the attempt to bring N. S. Randall, con victed of espionage, into the state fo»* a lecture tour. E. D. Skinner was elected chair man of the committee, and Harvey secretary. There was a big attendance despite a heavy rain. Auto Agent Makes Arrest Special state auto agent William Meyers of the Auto Dept. of North Dakota was in the city the first of the week and made some ten arrests for the violation of the auto tag laws. Mr. Meyers wishes to impress upon the owners and dealers of cars that no old licenses will go and that deal ers licenses for a certain make of cars cannot be used under any cir cumstances on other makes or on cars that are sold by the garage. Another thing to remember is that all car* while in the city must have their cut outs closed. Mr. Meyers made sixty eight arrests in Minot and one hun dred and twenty two in Fargo so you see by this statement that Williston is more law abiding than some of the other cities of the state and Chief of Police Nolan is to be given credit in seeing that the laws have been en forced as they have been here. C. C. Reiger of the Williams Coun ty State Bank left Monday noon on a business trip to Minneapolis. 4_L vt '.s ii I: ill