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Thuraday, August 8,-1918.
RED CROSS UKES WMSWtHT The largest shipment of knitted ar ticles and garments ever shipped from Williams County left her* last week. The Williams County Chapter is 175 pair of sox ahead of their schedule for June and July. This shipment was comprised of 1504 pairs of sox, 60 sweaters and 20 pair of wristlets besides a large amount of garments and bandages. The amount sent by each branch throughout the county are as follows: Hanks—19 pair of sox, 60 sweaters, 20 pair wristlets. Happy Hollow—14 pair aox. Spring Brook—182 pair sox, 20 bed shirts, 21 pair of these sox being made by the Sunshine Club and 10 pair by Out Look Farm Club. Summit Valley—67 pair of sox, 1 sweater, 7 bed shirts, 8 night gowns, 23 tryangle bandages and 4 pair bed sox. Buford—10 pair sox. Bonetraill—1 pair wristlets, two sweaters. Epping—34 pair sox, 7 comfort kits, 1 childs dress, 3 baby quilts. Alamo—42 pair sox, 1 sweater. Golden Valley—14 pair sox, 12 girls petticoats. Trenton—10 pair sox, 24 petticoats. Nesson Valley—15 pair sox. Hebron—36 pair sox. McGregor—33 pair sox. Tioga—75 pair sox, 5 wristlets, 10 sweaters. Grenora—75 pair sox, 10 sweat ers, 1 pair wristlets, 80 triangle bandages. Stady—42 pair sox, 2 sweaters. Wheelock—35 pair sox, 23 triangle bandages, 1 abdominal bandage, 12 bed shirts. Temple—14 pair sox, 12 petticoats, 20 ladies chemies, 14 bed shirts. Liberty Branch—11 pair sox. Williston Twp. Branch— 35 pair sox. Ray—208 pair sox, 6 sweaters, 46 pair pajamas, 11 bathrobes, 18 bed shirts, 7 under shirts, 15 triangle bandages. Missouri Ridge—31 pair sox. Wildrose—67 pair sox, 5 wristlets, 5 sweaters, 32 bed shirts, 14 nair pajamas, 12 baby shirts, 58 bandages. Williston—459 pair sox, 25 sweat ers, 7 pair wristlets, 567 garments, 224 bandages. Questionairs The Williams County Branch of the Red Cross have plans and committees arranged to visit every woman and girl in the county over 16 years of age and have each fill out a ques tionaire to ascertain just what branch of the Red Cross work they will be best fitted for. There has been considerable demand through out the county for workers and it is the -intentions at this time of the branch to find some work that evp-v lady in the county can do. The ques tionaire campaign is in charge of Mrs. James Carney and Mrs. Hegge who will name the workers in each district. This committee requests the pres ence of all the girls of the Williston High School graduating clas sof 1918 and those that will graduate in 1919 and 1920 to meet at the Elk's Home, Saturday, August 10th at 4 P. M. for the purpose of organizing a war work committee. The outline of the questions that are to appear on the Red Cross Ques tionairs are as follows: Name. Street address. Age if under 21. Occupation. Do you know how to knit? Do you want instruction in knit ting? Do you know how to do surgical dressings work? Do you want instruction in making surgical dressings? Do you understand garment mak ing? Do you want instruction in making hospital garments? Do you speak English? Do you read and write English? What other language? Are you a member of the Red Cross If not a member, are you willing to do sewing for the Red Cross at home? What day, or days of the week will you devote to Red Cross work? Af ternoon or evening? Will you lend your sewing machine for Red Cross work, and if so, .when, and how long? What, if any, members of your family are in the Military service? Woman's Committee of War Work Name. Address. How many children under six? How many Liberty Bonds has your family and amount? Are you buying War Savings Stamps Would you like to have a canning and drying demonstration in your neighborhood, and about when? THIRD SHIPMENT CONTAINED ABOUT 200 BOOKS—OVER 600,000 SENT ACROSS The third shipment of books for the soldiers' and sailors' libraries left the library this week, going directly to France. There were about two hundred books in the shipment, com ing from Ray, Wildrose and other parts of the county, for the most part. This makes over a thousand books sent out from Williston and vicinity and we are very proud of WIIHSTM TUCKER WRITES FROM SMITH 114 N. College Ave., Salem, Virginia July 20, 1918. Capt. E. W. Jeffries, Williston, North Dakota. Dear Captain Jeffries: I certainly appreciated your letter of June 14. Should have written to you before this to show you that I was glad to get a letter front the Capt. I am keeping up with the do ings of the Home Guard through the Williston papers. From what I read the Guard has been on the job a num ber of, times since I left last June., The celebration- of the Fourth was evidently quite an affair in Williston. Am glad the boys did you credit in the putting on of the special drills and also in the trench digging and sham battle. But frankly I don't see how they could help but acquite them selves creditably after the drilling and explanations you have so labor iously given them during the year. I have had very little time for drill ing with the Virginia National Guard since coming home. As you know Uncle Sam sent out an order regard ing "work or go to jail." I preferred the former. During June and up to tjie fifteenth of this month I have been doing my bit in the harvest fields and also helping with the threshing of the wheat crop in this section of the country. Believe me it is no snap for a tenderfoot city fel low to follow the binders for three or four weeks and then jump into the work of threshing. I go out as linesman on a survey ing crew of the Norfolk and Western R. R. next Monday and will be out with them until I leave for Williston sometime the latter part of August. So you see I am obeying orders as to work pretty well for an amateur. I took a few days off over the Fourth and took a short trip down to Hot Springs, N. C. Uncle Sam has a perfectly good German internment camp down there with about three thousand Germans interned there be hind the barb .wire fence. It did me good to see those Huns looking through the wires. Only wish the Kaiser and his six sons were there too. But you can bet they are tak ing good care of their precious hides somewhere in Berlin. You people in the west have no idea of the enormous number of sol diers that are leaving our Atlantic ports every day on their way to Nor folk and I have yet to see a soldier who looks in anyway downcast. In fact they all look they can't get over quick enough to suit them. That just reminds me that from the reports in the morning papers the Americans are sure giving the Germans a little bit of what is coming to them on the Western front. The report says fifty thousand of them are captured or put out of commission. I am optimistic enough to believe that this counter offensive of the Allies marks the be ginning of tlfe end, though possibly not this year or next. I note from your letter that you have hopes of getting into active ser vice. I certainly hope that you will be able to get into the big show be fore it is all over. I have rlone my darndest to get in but chances don't look very favorable. I wil! have the satisfaction of knowing that it ia not my fault anyway. The State Adjutant General of Vir ginia has given an order that all Guardsmen are to wear their uni forms at all times when not engaged in their usual occupation. believe this to be a good order as it keeps the men in trim and they are also ready for any service that may be re quired of them in the line of duty. It also keeps before the people the fact that the country is at war and expects every person to be on the job. Give my regards to the boys of the Guard. Hope to be with them again this winter. I will be glad to hear from you at your leisure. Also hope your crops are in good shape. Yours sincerely, H. K. BROWN. the record. From the state at large 10620 books have been sent to the Camp Dodge library and 14,000 have gone to ports of embarkation for shipment abroad. And all these had been pocketed, plated and furnished with book cards for recording the circulation, before they were shipped. That is a record to be proud of, is it not? Mr. Spaulding, librarian at Camp Dodge, seemed pleased with the North Dakota shipments, says a vis iting librarian, and said he hadn't supposed there were so many books in North Dakota. The books that go abroad are pack ed at the dispatching offices (oh the coast) in strong cases, so built that they serve as a bpokcase. They go on the decks of transports, in cargo vessels and in naval vessels. Those that go on the decks of the trans ports are open so that the men may, have reading matter for use on the voyage. They are gathered again on reaching France, and are placed in Y. M. C. A. Red Cross and Salvation Army huts, hospitals and canteens. Others go directly to chaplains and officers. 600,000 books have been sent over seas. Several hundred thousand more will be needed, so you may keep on giving. Every worth while book, in a good stout binding, will bring comfort and good cheer to a goodly number of boys "over there." W1LLIST0N GRAPHIC Friday and Saturday August 9thand lOth The Most Spectacular Sensation of Filmdom The Birth of Democracy A Drama of Sacrificial Love, Triumphant in the Cause of the People. 10,000 PEOPLE IN THE CAST, NOT MERE MOBS, BUT ESPECIALLY TRAINED FOR THE PURPOSE. —ALSO- Chas. Chaplin -IN- I The Floorwalker A SCREAM FROM START TO FINISH. ORCHESTRA MUSIC NO INCREASE IN PRICES Performances at 3,7:45,9:45 Another Trio of Dandy Attractions $10,000 REWARD heum Theatre Uncle Sam's First Official War Picture Presen ted by the North Dakota Council of Defense under auspices U. S. Government* FOLLOW THE FLAG TO FRANCE See Our Yanks in the Thick of See America's Answer to Hun It Over There. See the Building of a Mighty SEE YOUR OWN BOY UN Army Over Here. DER FIRE. Wednesday and Thursday AUGUST 14th AND 15th was paid for capture of the Younger Bros. See the sensational picture story of their life Monday and Tuesday August 12th 13th A true story of Emotional, Sensational and Comedy Events, written, staged and pro duced by Wm. Scout Younger. —ALSO— Allied War Review Prices 15 and 25c Orchestra Music CRUSADERS Prices: 25c-50c No War Tax Lies and Berlin's Bluff. Pp Flf»