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Thursday, August 1, 1918.
W1LLIST0N GRAPHIC Jota A. CorWtt, BiiUr ud Publlahf Pvbllihid tTtry Thursday at Wllllstoa, N. D., and enter 1 at the Williston Poatofflce as second class mall matter. THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1918. HOW TO KILL YOUR TOWN Buy from peddlers as much and as often as pos sible. Denounce your merchants because they make profits on their goods. Glory in the downfall of a man who has done much to build up your town. Make your town out a bad place and stab it every chance you get. Refuse to unite in any scheme for the betterment of the material interests of the people. Tell your merchants that you can buy goods a great deal cheaper in some other town and charge them with extortion. If a stranger comes to your town tell him everything is overdone and predict a general crash in the near future. Patronize outside newspapers to the exclusion of your own and then denounce yours for not being as large and as cheap as the city papers. If you are a merchant, don't advertise in the home paper, but compel the editor to go elsewhere for ad vertisements and howl like a sore head because he does so. Buy a rubber stamp and use it. It may save you a few dimes and make your letterheads and wrappers look as though you were doing business in a one horse town. If you are a farmer, curse the place where you trade as the meanest on earth. Talk this over to your neighbors and tell them the men are robbers anl thieves. It will make your property much less val uable but you don't care. G—R—A—P—H—I—C DECLAMATION EQUIPMENT DOING WAR SERVICE Travelers along the road westward have noticed the removal of the wires of the Reclamation Service trans mission line between Williston and Buford. This ma terial is being shipped to the North Platte project of the Reclamation Service where a one hundred thou sand acre unit is being added to the project. The use of thfs material, which eliminates the delay incident to receiving copper from the factories, will make it pos sible to get the new unit in condition to produce crops for war purposes. A carload, of machinery from the Buford pumping station has been shipped to the same project. Another pumping unit from the Buford station is now in use at Camp Funston, Kansas, where it is pumping the water supply for that cantonment. On the Huntley Project a pumping unit was added to the project and two of the Buford-Trenton pumps are now irrigating 5000 acres of crop there which will yield $250,000 net to the farmers for sugar beets and alfalfa. Another unit from the Buford-Trenton Pumping station is pumping water for several thousand acres of fruit lands on the North Yakima project, Washing ton, where a pumping lift has been added to the project. Mr. Arthur, the project manger, with Mr. Nelson anf Mr. Young have been handling these transfers. Mr. Arthur says that while it is not pleasant to ship this material away, there is some satisfaction in getting it away promptly on demand where the investment will no longer be idle and where its use will be a material aid in the war operations. In the case of the transfer to Camp Funston the machinery which was installed and in place at Buford was removed, loaded and received at Camp Funston one week after the telegraphic order was received at Williston. No Williston Project material or machinery has yet been sold or transferred. By the above statements you can see what might happen to the Williston Project in case a contract is not drawn up with the government to irrigate the Wil liston Project during the coming year. What a lot of grief it would have saved the farmers in this terri tory had the water been on their lands this season and last. Lets get busy we need this project and must have it for the welfare of this community. G—R—A—P—H—I—C AMERICAN AND GERMAN FINANCES Pessimistic Americans who view with alarm our Increasing national obligations may derive a great deal of comfort from a comparison of the financial condi tion of the United States contrasted with that of Ger many. The total resources of the United States are esti mated at about $250,000,000,000 our annual earnings are estimated at about $50,000,000,000. Our national debt, including the third liberty loan, may be put around $12,000,000,000. Before the war our Government was spending about $1,000,000,000 a year. When the war is ended, interest charges, less the interest collected from our loans to our allies, Government insurance expenses, and other necessary expenditures growing out of the war may conservatively be estimated at something like $1,00, 000,000. We are confronted, therefore, when peace comes, with raising only a couple of billions a year revenue, a slight task for a Nation of such tremendous wealth, capacity, and resources. The resources of Germany before The interest of her debt, even if the debt grows no larger, will be about $1,500,000. Although she is nig gardy in her pensions to private soldiers and their families, $1,000,000,000 a year would hardly suffice to pay even small pensions to her injured and the families of her soldiers who have been killed. Her war debt must be paid some time and a sinking fund of 5 per cent would add $1,500,000,000 to her annual taxation. Here is a total increase of $4,000,000,000 all due to the war. Of course both the United States and Germany may greatly increase their debts, but the increases will not change the relative situations. The German Government has drained the German people of their gold, even their jewels and h«irlooms and yet the Imperial Bank of Germany now has but little over $500,000,000,000 of gold in its vaults. The United States has made no special effort to obtain gold, has made no call upon the people for the precious metal, and yet to-day has in its Treasury vaults prac tically $2,000,000,000 of gold coin and bullion. G—R—A—P—H—I -C LOANING MONEY ON CHARACTER There is an article in the July Farm and Fireside, in which the writer says: "When President Wilson, in a proclamtion issued April 15, 1917, called on the farmers of the nation 'to omit no step that will increase production of their land,' it occurred to a group of New York business men that many farmers in that State would be unable to respond to the call because of lack of capital. Seed and fertilizers were high-priced. labor was not only high but scarce. The season was unusually cold and backward, which would necessitate rapid work in planting when the weather became favorable. "To furnish the money with which farmers could buy seed, fertilizers, machinery, and labor, these husi ness men organized the Patriotic Farmers Fund, which is now in its second year. The object of the fund was to aid the small farmer and renter who had no rejrular banking connections, and to furnish him money on a 'charcter loan' basis. The larger farmer could obtain all the credit he desired, but there were thousand* of honest, hard-working men who could offer nothing1 :r. the way of security that would be accepted to the banks. A little cash at the right time would he a godsend to such a man. "The directors of the fund began by appointing local loan committees in various communities through out the State. Each committee consisted of three men, usually two farmers and a banker or business man— citizen who commanded respect and were possessed of sound judgment. "During the spring and early summer, $284,842.68 was lent. The average amount of th«j individual loans was surprisingly small. One farmer borrowed as lit tle as $6.10 in order to buy two bushels of seed po tatoes. "The number of acres planted with money loaned from the fund was 34,367. Of this acreage, 5,362 acres were sown to oats, 5,514 to corn, 5,689 to po tatoes, 6,156 to beans 5,882 to buckwheat, and 5,824 to miscellaneous garden produce. Out of the $284, 842.68 loaned, $15,610.25 was expended for fertilizer and $20,748.25 for labor. The rest was used for seed, to prepare ground, and to cover harvesting expenses. "The reports show that these loans made possible the production of $3,500,000 worth of crops. It furnish ed the little aid required to supplement the farmer's own capital and efforts and to work out his efforts to a successful conclusion." G—R—A—P—H—I—C SOLDIER INSURANCE Secretary McAdoo has called upon all local draft boards to acquaint drafted men with the provisions of the soldier-insurance law and to urge every drafted man to take out this insurance. The boards have been furnished with literature to aid them in this educa tional work. The law affording insurance to our fighting forces has well been called the most just and humane pro vision ever made by a ntion for its soldiers and sail ors. The Government and the American people, recog nize the justice of affording this protection to the men who risk their lives for their country and to their families and dependents at home. It is only just to themselves and to their families and dependants that our fighting men avail themselves of this opportunity. Every American enlisting should take out this in surance and carry with him into danger the hearten ing knowledge that whatever 'happens, himself and his dependents are protected by his Government. G—R—A—P—H—I—C FAMILY OFTEN ENOUGH SECURITY There is a story by William Dudley Pelley in the July American Magazine in which a man who wants to make a loan goes to the big man of the small town and asks him for the money. He gets the loan but when he mentions security the big man says: "'Security? Of course you've got security. Don't talk like a fool! How about the wife and the children? Don't I know that a man of your stamp is tied down by those children and the love of them? Don't I know that my investment would be better than a margins of assets over liabilities, because in working and sacrificing for those children- you are protecting my investment? Don't I know that such a never run away and abandon his enterprise? Don't I know he wants to see those boys grow up into better men than their father was before them, that he wants his girls to go to college and marry good boys to carry on the life of our state and nation? And there's his wife. A man with the kind of wife who'll go to a wealthy man to get credit for her husband will never work against him so long as that man's a man! She won't be extravagant and live beyond his income, be cause he understands and is helping. America is filled with millions of that kind of women, and may God bless 'em. The trouble with these small town bankers is that they look entirely to the financial risk. They forget that sometimes the moral risk beats the financial risk a hundred times. And it looks as if a man in your circumstances, of your character and department, could be rated AAA1. I'll look you up to-morrow—if can find the time.'" wiLUsivfl muiroiv the war were es timated to be $80,000,000,000. The annual expendi tures then of the Imperial Government were about $800,000,000. Her debt now is $30,000,000,000, and her resources and man power have been severely impaired. After the war she is confronted with additional ex penditures growing out of the war totaling some $4, 000,000,000. thousand man will AT THE ORPHEUM One of the biggest feature pro grams of the year will be 'presented at the Orpheum the latter part of this week and the first four days of next. A big spectacular Universal Fea ture "Sirens of the Sea" will be the main attraction on Friday and Sat urday of this week. This is an un usually successful picture and is said by many critics to be as great a feature as the famous Fox master piece "A Daughter of the Gods" which recently ran in some of the larger cities of the East at $1.00 prices. In addition to "Sirens of the Sea" a t'.wj ioo! Wm. S. Hart picture will be on the program. Special or chestra music will be offered Friday night. A return engagement on what is called "the worlds greatest picture "The Whip" will be offered Monday and Tissday. On, account of the many requests for a return engage ment of this masterpiece the Or pheum management has decided to eneat it. Special orchestra music will be rendered at all performances of "The Whip." In addition to this feature The Allied War Review, pre senting the latest war news will make up the program. Wm. S. Hart will be presented in a six reel feature, directed by the master producer Thos. H. Ince, en titled "The Bandit and the Preacher." This is one of the popular stars big gest successes and everyone should see it. Tarzan of the Apes and The Life of the Younger are two of the many big features that will be exhibited at the Orpheum in the near future. AT THE LYRIC A very fine program is offered the public for the coming week and es pecially so on Saturday when Wil liam Farnum appears in "The Plun derer," a picture in which he is allow ed to use a lot of the kind of action that made him famous in the spoil ers. It is a story of the west, of the type always popular. Fox patrons would welcome the chance to view. Farnum again in a role which ad-1 mirably suits his pugnacious yet kind ly personality. Her Husband's Wife, a Fox Sunshine Comedy—will add a lot of ginger to this program. Marguerite Clark is coming again on Monday and Tuesday of next week in the version of Mary Roberts Rinehart's story "Bab's Matinee Idol" which appeared in the Satur day Evening Post some time ill ago. This is a whimsically funny story of a boarding school girl's first affair du coeur, as Bab grandilo-quently calls it herself, and will appeal to girls of all ages who will recognize themselves in Miss Clark's winsome screen portraya of Bab. On Wednesday of next week Sessue Hayakawa will appear in his latest Parmount photoplay, "Hidden Pearls" which was written especially for him by Beulah Marie Dix and directed by George H. Melford, with a splendid cast worthy of being called all-star, and a thrilling story. This produc (Cointinued on page 6) ARMAND'S COMPLEXION POWDER. 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