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Thursday, August 8, 1918.
WILLISTON GRAPHIC Join A. Cerbett, Editor and PubMaher fablliM «v«ry Thursday at WIlMston, N. D.. and antar il at the Wllllatpn Poatofflca aacend elan mall matter. THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1918. NEWS FROM OUR OWN These are picturesque extracts from The Stars and Stripes, the official newspaper of the American Expedi tionary Forces published in France by and for the sol diers of the A. E. F.: To an army which has these many months listened perforce to lectures on "Why We Are At War," "The Mining Of Carraway Seeds in Argentina," "Why We Are At War" and "Why We Are At War," to an army that has been overwhelmingly informed and otherwise edified, Elsie Janis comes as a distinct relief. She is an oasis of color and vivacity in a dreary desert of frock-coated and white-tied lectures who have been visited upon us. Therefore we are for her! "We're all doughboys. As we read the definition in the dictionary known as "General Usage," a doughboy is an American soldier—any American soldier. Time was when the name applied only to enlisted infantry men. Time was when there was a suggestion of good natured derision in it. But with the original dough boys in the very vanguard of the A. E. F. the name has taken on a new accent of respect. Infantrymen, ar tillerymen, medical department boys and signal corps sharps, officers and men alike, we are all called dough boys. Our cartoonist is a doughboy. So is General Pershing. So are we all of us.—In The Red Cross Mag azine for August. 1R—A—P—H—1 THE A. E. F. That first million of Americans whose presence in France is now announced constitutes a small nrmy as armies go nowadays. But it should prove one of the finest armies of its size the world has ever known. The average physique of its members, is very high—much higher than any other nations could now produce. The officers who command it are new, but they have nothing to unlearn and, chosen from our best, as they were, they should make up for their newness by their ca pacity for learning and doing. Finally, this army's equipment is as good as the best. We were slow about getting that equipment together. We stopped to de bate the precise details of adapting the British rifle to our cartridge. We decided to wait for the Browning machine guns rather than manufacture immediately something inferior. And, of course, we spent money as no nation ever spent money before. We rushed our cantonments to completion under cost plus we paid four prices for artillery bridles, and three prices for many another item. But we got the contonments we got the vast stores we needed, and wet got the rifles. No soldiers in Europe have better guns or gas masks or grub.—Collier's. "Correspondents with the Pershing troops in France declare that the first question of the wounded Amer ican soldier, on coming out of the ether sleep, is al most invariably: "HAVE I MADE GOOD?" The field hospital facilities with the American troops are splendidly efficient, and it often happens that a man struck down in battle is carried quickly to the rear, that he does not regain full consciousness until after the operation. Then he gradually awakens, to find himself be tween clean sheets, with the white-clad figure of a RED CROSS nurse bending over him. At such moments, the human mind is incapable of pose or pretense. The brain acts automatically the lips speak. And there is something intensely, peculiarly Amer ican in the question: "HAVE I MADE GOOD?" The wounded nephew of UNCLE SAM does not speak how badly he has been hit, or whether he is go ing to get well. Nor does he ask—first of all—wheth er his company or his regiment has attained its objec tive. He seems to take that for granted. His interest and responsibility are personal. Though never failing in team-work, he is the supreme type of individual fighter. Modestly, yet profoundly, he feels that it is up to him to "make good." Our Boys are making good, "Over There." They are keeping their pledge to UNCLE SAM. Have we made good our pledge to UNCLE SAM? Are we buying WAR SAVINGS STAMPS REGU LARLY? Are we doing as much in proportion as the American soldier to help win this war? This question can only be answered by yourself. "HAVE I MADE GOOD?" R—A—P—H—I WHIPPETS ARE LIGHTLY ARMED, SMALL AND COMPARATIVELY FAST In a naval sense, the usual tanks or landships, have been slow moving, heavily armored and power fully armed craft, meant rather to stand up and fight whether they be British, French or German, have here tofore been of the battleship type, that is to say, they tc a finish than to dash in and out of a combat and to depend on quickness of movement as the main weapon. But in breaking up and pursuing bands of infantrymen in the open there has been a distant call for a destroy er type of tank—one that could travel at a compara tively high rate of speed and that possessed a higher order of mobility in general. To the British, the originators of the tank idea, has remained the further honor of developing a tank of the fast, destroyer type. This type, known as the whippet, has already made its appearance on the bat tlefield in recent open fighting, and its debut has been crowned with success. The whippet has caterpillar treads of the usual design, arranged on either side of a sort of flat car body. On the platform of the flat car is mounted a single turret which houses the crew and the several machine guns with which the whippet is armed. The flat car body measures 18 feet in length, while the turret is six feet in height. The engine is placed at the rear of the gun turret, in a separate arm ored housing. It appears that the whippet tank can readily make 12 miles an hour and a fully equipped Teuton infantry man can hardly hope to maintain that speed for a pro longed period.—Scientific American. G—R—A—P—H—I -C •. :, THE FIVE MILLION Karl Bleibtreu has published in a German periodical called "Das Neue Europa" statistics purporting to show that German army losses up to the end of last January amounted to 4,456,000 men says Colliers. Why did Germany's press censor pass such tragic figures? J. Holland Rose, the British historian, thinks it was be cause the printing of these statistics would dwarf the losses of the 1918 offensives, so that Germans would say to one another: "After losing 5,000,000 men, what does the loss of half a million more signify if we gain our objects?" It is illuminating, all the same, to com pare these figures with those of Prussia's nineteenth centurji victories. Her victory over Austria and her German allies in 1866 cost the lives of only 3,743 Prus sians, and three times as many wounded and missing. For the sacrifice of only 30,000 lives Germany com pleted her unity by the Franco-Prussian War, humbled France, and gained 1,500,000 subjects and vast ma terial resources in Alsace-Lorraine. "Every time I first made it clear to myself whether the war, if it were successful, would bring a price of victory worth the sacrifices which every war requires, and which now are so much greater than in the last century," said Bismarck in the twilight of his career. What would he say of 1914-18 and its unmeasurer sacrifices? Bis marck, had he lived on in vigor until these times of ours, would have spared the world this war: not out regard for civilization, not out of humanity, but be cause Bismarck did count the cost. G—R—A—P—H—I—C HOG ISLAND Charles Aubrey Eaton in the American Reviews: On September 22, 1917, the American International Shipbuilding Corporation started work at Hog Island. The place at that time was a vast swamp of bottom less mud. Today the morass has become a city 30,000 population containing the largest shipyard the world has ever seen. For a solid mile along the'Dela ware 50 shipways stretch like a line of gigantic forti fications. Back of this vast array of ways, street upon street in ordered series, is built the city—for Ho.? Island is nothing less than a populous new city. At one of the principal street intersections, officers stand throughout every hour of the 24, regulating the endless stream of heavy traffic.. A magnificent guard of some 600 trained soldiers under the leadership of Major Sinclair, a veteran of the present war, keeps order and polices the works. A fine band, worthy to rank with many a famous musical aggregation, fur nishes music at all hours of the day, for there is al ways something going on at Hog Island, where music 13 an appropriate adjunct. You will find in this jmagic city hospital accommo dations which would do credit to any community, pre sided over by Doctor Reiley, one of the most brilliant men in his profession. Here also, almost complete, is a great industrial Y. M. C. A., with an auditorium ca pable of seating 2,000 persons and equipped with game rooms, gymnasium, class and study rooms. A filtratioh plant of the most modern construction furnishes the city with pure water. A complete sys tem of sewerage insures proper sanitary conditions. There are warehouses miles in length, crammed with material assembled for the fabrication of ships. Half a dozen compressed air plants are in progress. A first class hotel, a railroad station, a fire department, worthy of any city, postoffices, electric lighting, and all the physical conveniences which make city life attractive are here. More than 75 miles of railroad penetrate to every part of the island, and to each one of the 50 ship ways. In the construction of this city and shipyard there have been used more than 80,000 wood and 5,000 con crete piles. Nearly 12,000,000 cubic feet of lumber and 12,000 of concrete have gone into the shipways. There are seven 1,000-foot outfitting piers in process of completion—more 1,000-foot piers than exist today ment. Everything that could be done for the comfort and convenience of the workmen is here. I have visited the great cafes and eaten in them. Cleanliness is every where and the men obtain food, wholesome and nourish ing, at prices far below those charged in other cities of the east. General Swinton of the British army (.the inventor of the "tank"), visited Hog Island recently, and summed up his impression in one sentence, "It is a modern Arabian Nights." Lord Reading, escorted by Mr. Schwab and Mr. Hurley, visited the island and gave expression to his wonder at the achievement. "Lieutenant Wiezbicki of the French army, speaking at a flag raising on June 2, said: "This is one of the two most important places in the world today the other is the river Marne." G—R—A—P—H—I—C THE SOLDIER'S CHANCE Great as the danger and large as the losses in the aggregate, the individual soldier has plenty of chances of coming out of the war unscathed, or at least not badly injured. Based on the mortality statistics of the allied armies, a soldier's chances are as follows: Twenty-nine chances of coming home to one chance of being killed. Forty-nine chances of recovering from wounds to one chance of dyihg from them. One chance in 500 of losing a limb. Will live five years longer because of physical train ing, is freer from disease in the Army than in civil life, and has better medical care at the front than at home. In other wars from 10 to 15 men died from dis ease to 1 from bullets in this war 1 man dies from disease to every 10 from bullets. For those of our fighting men who do not escape scatheless, the Government under the soldier and sailor insurance law gives protection to the wounded and their dependents and to the families and depen dents of those who make the supreme sacrifice for their country. W1LL18TON GRAPHIC AT THE duction a LYRIC "The Two Orphans" previous version famous of the son starts his will be day cf need no intro to the patrons and of the drama, William Fox has now re-issued in order that this piece may public. remain with the It is no doubt a picture which will l»e welcomed heartily all the oldtimers, while screen will be about gallantly is rewarded love and a kiss. It is situations to make the the character of the one sweet and noble role. together with a ood mystery of "The by new devotees able to find,much it to satisfy their is demands. It distinctly a drama of the old school where sympathy is obtained by mak ing: the characters crippled and or blind, by true replete with blood boil, and blind Louise is to provoke limitless sympathy. Theda Bara forsakes her vampire roles and, as llenriette, is seen in a This picture Sunshine comedy will be shown on Saturday week. When Robert of this Judson, an expert in criminology, begins of to unravel the Devil Stone," in Geraldine Farrar's tion of that title, investigation with Artcraft produc he undertakes his an apparent interest in the interviewing while Review of miniature ivory dis persons whom he is he seems to be deeply absorbed in the scrutiny of a idol on his desk. Af ter a few minutes contemplation, Jud interviewers with an almost uncanny of some disclosure of cricum- staiu-es in the investigation have been revolving The ivory De Mille, next week. Mr. of Younger cheap which in his mind trinket is owned by Cecil director general of the Lasky forces, picture, who and producer of the values it at one thous and dollars. This wonderful feature shown on Monday and Tues Boardman, the manner of the Lyric, certainly captured the prize picture of the season when he secured the big Edison contribution to Amer ican war drama, "The Unbeliever." Ttys story is adapted from the story "The Three Things" by Mary Ray mond Shipman Andrews. The stars are Raymond McKee and Marguerite Courtot the one as a brave and chivalrous United States Marine the other as a young Bielgian girl en meshed in the horror and tragedy of the Great War. Supporting these principles are Darwin Karr well known as a player in the early mill tary dramas as well as officers and men of the United States Marine Corps. We certainly believe that the man' ager of the Lyric is to be congratu lated upon his discrimination in select ing the epic photoplay of the year to show his patrons. This picture will be shown on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week, and we are informed that there will be special music for this feature. AT THE ORPHEUM •Three great motion picture fea tures are billed for showing at the Orpheum Theatre on the latter part of this week and the first of next. "The Birth of Democracy" a tre endous seven reel production deal ing with the reign of terror in Fiance subsequent to the overthrow of Lewis of France. Over 10,000 people ap pear in the cast and the production is pronounced by critics as one of the most spectacular sensations of film dom. In speaking of this film the New York Evening Mail says: "The Birth of Democracy" genuine de mocracy in the fullest sense of the word—the right of the rule of the people, is the theme of this picture. In strong and powerful strides this picture shows that democracy is not the expression of a faction or class among the people, no matter how pop ular at times such expression might be. Strongly opposing, the dictorial spirits of extremists that so easily become oppressive in its ascendancy pleading for a thoroughly represent ative admission of the state of affairs, the picture should prove a great les son to all who are friends of democ racy." "The Birth Democracy" will be presented on Friday and Saturday to gether with Charley Chaplin in "The Floorwalker" one of the greatest comedies in appeared The which Chaplin has ever big motion picture success The Bros., a true Younger story by dime press they paid Scout of Tusla Oklahoma, exhibited will be on Monday and Tuesday. The play is far different from versions, the novels, and the American of these men who were driven to desperation shortly after the Civil War, and for many crimes for which they were innocent, the penalty, satisfying the American law by serving 26 long years of their life in Stillwater, Min nesota State Prison. This production will be at the Orpheum on Monday and Tuesday to-gether with the Offi cial Allies War Review which is prov ing one of the most interesting sin gle reel subjects shown in the city. Ever see the goose step? Unless you were born in or have traveled in Germany probably you have not. Unless we win this war you prob abily will, for it is the kaiser's am bition to make the whole world walk in goose step. "Pershing's Crusaders," soon to be shown in North Dakota under the auspices of the council of defense, will show you the goose step. The official camera men have invaded the kaiser's own palace gardens, where they show you the world's greatest killer in specting the automatons which, do the killing. If the German soldier ever stopped to think, he would share in the world's ridicule of the goose step. But he doesn't stop to think—that's why he is a German soldier. As we sit before the screen and watching the unrolling of this great 8ays we cant help but look better and feel better after an inside bath. To look one's best and feel one's best is to enjoy an inside bath each morn ing to flush from the system the pre-' vious day's waste, sour fermentations and poisonous toxins before It Is ab sorbed into the blood. Just as coal, when it burnB, leaves behind a cer tain amount of incombustible material in the form of ashes, so the food and drink taken each day leave in the all* mentary organs a certain amount ot indigestible material, which if not eliminated, form toxins and poisons which are then sucked into the blood through the very ducts which are In tended to suck in only nourishment to sustain the body. If you want to see the glow of healthy bloom In your cheeks, to sea your skin get clearer and clearer, you are told to drink every morning upon arising, a glass of hot water with a teaspoonful of limestone phosphate In it, which is a harmless means of wash ings the waste material and toxins from the stomach, liver, kidneys and bowels, thus cleansing, sweetening and purifying the entire alimentary tract before putting more food into.tbe atom* ach. Men and women with sallow skins, liver spots, pimples or pallid com plexion, also those who wake up with a coated tongue, bad taste, nasty breath, others who are bothered with headaches, bilious spells, acid stomach or constipation should begin this phoa* phated hot water drinking and are assured of very pronounced results in one or two weeks. A quarter pound of limestone phos phate casta very little at the drug store but is sufficient to demonstrate that just as soap and hot water cleanses, purifies and freshens the skin on the outside, so hot water and limestone phosphate act on the Inside organs. We must always consider that internal sanitation Is vastly more tan* portant than outside cleanliness, be cause the akin P^.do not absorb Impurities into the blood, while the bowel pores do. 4 The great banking institution pic tured here was the first to undertake what is today the principal function of all banks —the Keeping of deposi tors' money safe and accessible. The ability of a bank to perform this function—keeping depositors' money safe and accessible—represents its value to the people of the community which it serves. 4L Money deposited with us Is safe, and yet it is at all times accessible. It is where you can secure it at any time it may be needed, and where you are assured of its being in safe hands until you want it returned to you. 41 A savings account means the culti vation of the habit of thrift A Start a bank account with us today. The Williston State Bank Simon Westby, President S. M. Hydlc, Cashier Williaton, North Dakota Deposits guaranteed by the Bank Depositors Guarantee Fund of the State of North Dakota. Pag* Thro* drama of all time see our own stal* wart, manly boys march with their care-free, independent stride, and then see the kaiser's own troops parading before him in goose step, we begin to have a clearer conception of what it's all about. The goose step represents the dif ference between democracy and au tocracy. You must see it and then form your own opinion as to how pop ular the goose step ever will become in America. Pershing's Crusaders will be the attraction on Wednesday and Thurs day of next week. Gunner Depew The Most Amazing Story of the War After two years of bat tling with the Huns, Gun ner Depew has written his story of the war—a big, thrilling, blood-stirring story in which there is "something doing" every minute from the tap of the gong to the final round. Gunner Depew is an American sailor-fighter, as handy with his fists as with a 14-inch gun. His narrative is packed solid with fighting and adven ture in many corners of the world. Read Gunner Depew Yoy WiH Eajor E*wy Initalhnent of This Groat Story to Appear Serially IN THIS NEWSPAPER «i»