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Today $1.50 per year in advance VOL. XXIV, NO. 9. GECHIHS IS KILLED BY AUTO VICTIM WAS SENT ON TRIP BE CAUSE OF TRUSTINESS AND CARE OF CARS Cecil Innis, thirty-six years old and a well known Williston man was kill ed in au auto accident two miles west of Knox when the car he was driv ing overturned. He had been sent by the Fuller Motor Co. of Minot, the concern for which he was work ing to Grand Forks to deliver a car there. There were four cars on the trip. The remains were sent here to Williston last night on No. 3 and the funeral will be held here today. The deceased leaves besides his parents a wife to whom he was married last December. He has a brother who is working for the Great Northern K. R. Co. and also his father who is em ployed by the same company, His sister Eunice Innis is in charge of the ready-to-wear department at the Bruegger Mercantile Co. of this city. Cecil grew up here at Williston and worked here for a number of years before going to Minot. His^ death comes as a shock to his family and his many friends in this community. Mr. Innis had been sent on this trip by the Fuller Motor Co. because he was considered- one of the best and most able drivers of cars that they It is supposed that something went wrong with the car at the time of the accident as members of the party state that he was not driving over 15 miles per hour when the ac cident occurred. Buford Boy Wounded In Action The casualty list tl|| first of the week contained the name of Donald E. Turner of Buford, N. D. who had been reported missing in action on tiie battle fields of France. Donald was not a member of Co. E. but en listed since the country entered the f&Tttf ls Htoly that Donald Turner is amongst the few prisoners captured by the Germans. NOT FEASABLE TO BUY HAY FOR FARMERS L. L. Hilde and E. W. Hall have returned from their trip east »nd re port that buying hay for the farmers of Williams county was not feasable on account of the high price of hay and high freight rates. Howard Lampman, Chairman of the Feed Com mittee Williams County Farm Bureau. STRANGE WORM FOUND ON CROPS Many of the farmers in this vicin ity' have been bothered of late with a small worm that has been eating their garden stuff-and have especially attacked fields of beans. ,L. C. Nelson who has several acres of beans west of town wrote into the agricultural department of the state about these -worms and from a reply received from there learned that they were what is called the larve of the sugar beet worm which generally feed on Russian thistles and other members of the pig weed family. Where these weeds are scarce they attack other plants such as beans and beets. The department reports that large quan tities of these worms have been re ported in the western portion of the state this year. NOTICE TO THRESHERS Owners of threshing outfits wheth er they only thresh their own grain or make it a business of threshing for others'are required by a Govern ment law to keep a record of all grains threshed and forward month ly reports to the county agent who in turn will report to the Government. Blanks and books for this purpose may be secured by calling at the Coun ty Agents office or by sending their address to E. G. Schollander, County Agent, Williston, N. D. Lieut Hill Delivers Address Lieut. Hill of the Canadian Army and a man who has seen a great deal of the war over there delivered what Is considered by those who heard him ^as the best address on the war that has been given in Williston. A small crowd was present to hear the ad dress as his coming was of such short notice that the committee in charge were unable to obtain very wide pub licity on the event. It is hoped that efforts will be made to have Lieut. Hill here again in the near future so that as many as possible in this ter ritory can hear his wonderful mes sage. IlflllS State Historical Society XX Home Guards Land Draft Evader Members of the Home Guard with the aid of the Chief of Police cap tured a draft evader here in the city last Saturday evening. A man who has been going by the name of Bud Wilson here and who registered in Crosby, N. D, under the name of Jeffrey Cornnealson who has been working here for some time as a bar ber and who a short time ago took out a barber license under the name of Carpenter was arrested on evi dence furnished by a friend of his from Montana who had recognized him as a soldier of the Canadian Army. Mr. Wilson claimed on being ar rested that the Canadian Government had taken the uniforms from three thousand of the soldiers and sent them to the harvest fields to work. He said he kept right on going and registered in Crosby under an as sumed name to evade the Canadian Army. On being examined and from information received from Crosby his statements were found to be correct and he was sent to an army camp from here at once. Mr. and Mrs. Smith expect to leave for Arizona where they will mak£ their home. Mr. Smith for some time has been the city electrician while they have made their home here. GIIS EKRSfll IT WRITES INTERESTING LETTER TO FRIENDS AT WILLIAMS COUNTY STATE BANK Minneapolis, Minn. The Williams County State Bank Force, Williston, N. Dak. Dear Friends: I don't know of any branch of the whole service thai I would rather JJO in, than that particular branch of Naval Aviation that I am new* tak ing up at Dun woody Institute. I-be lieve that is saying a whole lot, arid is certainly a very satisfying feeling, for a fellow jerked right out of civil life and shoved right into Militarism. Of course my ambition is to become an aviator Pilot, and I am getting the best start possible in that direction. A pilot has to know- every particular in aircraft construction and every de tail about the theory of flight and air navigation, and these very things take up over half of my time. I am starting out with a rating of "Lands Carpenter's Mate Aviation" in the U. S. Naval Reserve Force. About three hours a day is spent in shop work making different parts in the wood construction of an airplane. This is the most difficult part of the whole work, for I had very little manual training in High School, and what I did get was taken ter. years ago but they give a fellow quite a little time and instruction on the start, sp I believe I'll get there after a while. We certainly get high class instruc tion and lecture here, and its such an intensely interesting subject thut the time flies rapidly. We get up at 5:30 and from then until ten in the even ing the time is just crowded with work and study. I am on an average of 1 1-2 hours military drill each day. Its certainly a grand and glorious feeling to set down to a tray full of "Chow" in the morning and get up feeling as though you could eat more, but that you believe you've had enuf and then repeat that operation twice more during the day. We have quite a "chow" line here, especially in the mornings and evenings when we all get in at the same time. There are between 1250 and 1400 men attending Dunwoody Institute, and are all fed in less than 1 1-2 hours. Some sys tem. The chow is fine. I did not like the coffee at first but am getting used to that by now. Minneapolis is a very loyal and patriotic city. A fellow in the service here can spend nearly all of his time at liberty, at parties, dances, dinners, etc., in private homes if he wants to. This is high class entertainment too, in the best homes of the city. Well, I am due for an auto ride in a few minutes with a young doctor friend of mine in the city so will close with best regards to everybody. Whenever any of you people are in the city I want you to look me up. I am quartered at the .Radison hotel, room 430, and get in every evening between 7:30 and 8 o'clock. Can be gotten by phone at Dunwoody between 11:30 and 12:45 (noon). Sincerely. Gus Everson. P. S. Will be here until Sept. 1st. and possibly longer. We go from here to either Pittsburg or Boston for further study and instruction. Would like to hear from each one of you. France must Import sugar today, most of it from thlf side of the ocean, because the largest portion of French sugar beet land is in German hands. As a result, the French people have been placed on a sugar ration of about 18 pounds a year for domestic use a ^ound and a half a month. This photograph 'hows how the German Service Flag For Williston With the death of Glenn E. Trow bridge, Williston's first casualty, the need of a community service flag is brought home very forcibly to the citizens. Nearly every town and vil lage In the state has already dedi cated its service flag, and surely Wil liston will want to pay her tribute to her soldier boys, who are ready to make a supreme sacrifice, if need be, by dedicating a service flag in their honor. It will be a matter of pride to every citisen of "this community to see the Service Flag with between1 three Mid four hundred stars, representing that many boys who have gone out from our midst in answer to their coun try's call. In order that all the'hoys who are now in the service may be represented on the flag, it is request ed that their names be sent in to the Committee, together with the branch of the service, they are in, thus es tablishing a ,permanent record for fu ture reference. This list will include not only the boys of the city of Williston but also those of the outlying districts, whose post office address was Williston and who regard Williston as their home town. To the end that Williston may have a Community Service Flag, the four banks and the two newspapers are designated as authorized agents to receive contributions. It is hoped that the response will be liberal and prompt, making a canvas unnecessary. A. J. Field, Clarence E. Blume, Frank B. Plummer, Community Service Flag Com. Paris, Aug. 14 (1:05 p. m.)—Gen eral Humbert's army, operating or the southern end of the Picardy bat tle line, is reported today to be prog ressing steadily toward Noyon. The desperate German defense of the Chaulnes-Roye road has caused de lay in the storming of the Noyon position, which is now said to be im pending. The army of General Rawlinson, which is holding the line just to the north of the French positions, is meeting most desperate resistance along its whole front. The Germans seem determined to retain the Chaul nes heights at all costs. The Germans now are in Plemont, about a mile southeast of Lassigny, to which they retired, following a new advance by the French. General Humbert's army moved forward two miles yesterday' and took the St. Claude farm, which makes the hold of the French on the southern part of the Thiescourt Plateau secure. At Plemont the Germans found positions all ready to receive them and were able to offer strong resistance. The liston Graphic Our Country! In Her intercourse with foreign nations may She always be right. But our country, right or wrong.—Stephen Decatur. French SugarlMls Destroyed® FRENCH AND BRITISH ADVANCE IN SPITE OF COUNTER-AHACKS General Humbert's Army Advancing Steadily Toward Noyon In Spite of Desperate Fighting Back to Old Trenches WILLISTON, WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1918. $1.50 PER YEAR NI ADVANCE troops destroyed French sugar mills. Thanks to the French rationing sys tem the annual consumption has been «it to G00.000 tons, according* to re ports reaching the United States Food Administration. Before the war France had nn average sugar crop of about 760.000 tons of sugar and had some left over for export. Ten Men Left On Draft Today Ten Williams county boys left this morn in for special training in the military service of the country which they will receive at the State Agri cultural College at Fargo. The boys that left this morning are: Sigurd Bfcrg of Ray, Lester Perusse, Willis ton, Louis D. Peters, Williston, John Farris, Williston, Albert C. Ludah Comstock, Minn., Louis H. Johnson Smpke, fieelock, Lee Roberts, Epping, Harry Williston, Harry Rawitscher, Williston. ^fttlEN WILL THE WAR END? Absolute knowledge I have none But my aunt's washwoman's sister's son Heard a policeman on his beat Say to a laborer on the street That he had a letter just last week Written in the finest Greek From a Chinese coolie in Timbuctoo Who said that the negroes in Cuba knew Of a colored man in a Texas town Who got it straight from a circus clown That a man in the Klondike heard the news From a gang of South American Jews About somebody in Borneo Who knew a man who claims to know Of a swell society female fake Whose mother-in-law will undertake To prove that her seventh husband's sister's niece, Had stated in a printed piece, That she had a .|oh who had a friend Who knows when the war is going to end. —J. M. P. in North American Review's War Weekly: at Plemont enemy took Plemont during the fight ing' early in June and their old trench es there are still organized with wire entanglements. The entire region about Lassitrny is cut by spurs and ridges, which facilitate defensive operations. At Canny-sur-Matz, The two miles northwest of Lassigny, the Germans are in the old trench positions. The enemy is seeking to unite parts of the old French line with some of his former positions. tactics have again changed the entire character of the fighting, bring ing the troops back to hand grenade encounters in the trenches. Paris, Aug. 14.—In comparison with the quick advance of the first four days, the battle in Picardy now may seem to be stagnant, but neverthe less the French have pushed nearer to the Chaulnes-Roye-Lassigny-Noyon line to which the Germans are cling ing desperately. It took the allies a fortnight to get the Germans from the Marne to the Vesle. Slackers Rounded Up By Home Guard Tuesday evening of this week a committee comprised of members of the Williston Home Guards went out to round up the slackers if any in the city. They went at their job without any authority from the state officials as it seems there are no laws in force governing such proceedings and no body of men appointed to examine persons to ascertain whether or not the men of the state have registered. It seems that some provisions should be made so that a patriotic body such as the Home Guard companies of the state can take such matters into their hands and round up the-slackers that are at large. The members of the local company examined about seventy-five men and found many of them without cards. The names were all taken and pre sented to the local draft board for examination. One Austrian Alien was found who had not registered and was told to do so at once. CARD OF THANKS We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to the neighbors and friends who during the long illness of our be loved wife and mother by their many acts of kindness and especially to those whose gifts of flowers helped to make her last days brighter. Arthur W. Cascaden and Family. DAIRY DIVISION HAS ELIMINATES CREAMERY STA TIONS WHERE CREAMERIES ARE OPERATED Unnecessary shipment of a bulky, highly perishable food product direct ly causes waste of food through me chanical loss and deterioration of quality, besides, adding a great and unnecessary burden to our transpor tation facilities which are already contested: Few people realize the extent of waste and loss which results from a system that necessitates the fermen tation and spoiling of what in its nat ural condition Is the most perfect of all foods and any system, agency, or individual that keeps cream from the churn longer than is absolutely nec essary encourages a practice that dis courages production and consumption of food now necessary to help win the war. The Dairy Regulations call for the elimination of all creamery stations at points where well managed cream eries are operated and limits the num ber of cream stations at all other points to one for each 100,000 pounds fif butterfat annually shipped from such points. The purpose of elimin ating cream stations is to reduce dupli cation of expense in operating same as such unnecessary expense is al ways borne by either the producer or consumer. Also when several cream stations operate at a single point the element of competition tends to dis courage production and delivery of high quality product, which results in low prices to the producer and poor quality product to the consumer. No high quality standard can be success fully maintained at points where keen competition in cream buying exists, and where several cream stations op erate at a single point it is usually true that one or more of these act as agents for centralizers distantly re moved, thus involving unnecessary shipping* charges, avoidable delay in shipment, and poor quality -cream by the time it reaches the distant churn ing point. Contrary to what has been com monly taught, especially by central izer creameries, competition in cream buying is not a,protection to the pro ducer of cream. It actually reduces net prices to him, or increases the price of an inferior product to the consumer. Cream producers who lately have signed petitions circulated by centralizers through their cream buyer agents urging the continuance of competing cream buyers, have taken such action as is not in keep ing with their best interests as pro ducers or with the best interests of our nation and our allies. Much better protection has been provided the producer in as much as the Food Administrator's regulations limit the margin for commission which cream buyers may charge to 2 l-2c per pound butterfat, and fur ther requires that all cream buyers make a monthly report in the form of an affidavit stating the number of pounds of butterfat bought and sold, and the number of dollars paid out and received. Creameries and cen tralizers throughout the state will be required to notify the State Chair man of the Dairy Division whenever they change price and what* the chaneed price is. These nrices will be ffiven st»te w'de miblicity each week and will enable the cream pro- 4 This issue 8 pages Latest War News WILLISTON BOY KILLED IN FRANCE GLENN E. TROBRIDGE REPORT ED KILLED IN ACTION ON JULY 21 Word was received by wire yester day by Mrs. Eva Trobridge that her sop Glenn E. Trobridge had been kill ed in action in France on July 21st. Glenn enlisted with Co. E here last August and was a member of that company till they arrived in France when he was transferred to Co. C. which went from Minot. Private Trobridge was 22 years of age and has lived here at Williston for the last thirteen years. His brother Ray Trobridge is a member of Co. E. now in France. Glenn met his death on the first day of the present drive against the Germans as they were being driven across the Marne river. This is the first report of any casualties amongst th6 Williston boys and brings the war closer to our homes. It makes our blood boil with hatred for the Kaiser who is responsible for the con tinuation of the war and the slaughter of our brave and noble sons. It fills us with a new spirit which gives us determination to do everything in our power to bring the war to a success ful and victorious close and wipe the military power of Germany irom the earth. Alexander Boy Killed At Camp Word was received here the first of the week that Clyde A. Neer of Alexander, N. D., had been killed by train at Camp Pike, Ark. The body arrived. here today and left on the morning tram for Alexander. The body was accompanied by Soldier James Myers of Camp Pike, who was a close friend of Clyde's. Clyde Neer was a Sgt. of the first class and left here with the first draft hoys. He Was a member of th'e ^Tooks and Bankers.school stationed at Camp Pike. The accident happened Friday evening at six o'clock shortly after Clyde had returned from a trip with a troop train to New York. He had just finished relating his experiences on the trip and about the good time he had when in New York. He at tempted to catch a train that was moving and was thrown under the wheels which soon crushed him to death. Clyde is the son of Harry Neer of Alexander and his death comes as a shock to his parents and the ertire community. ATTENTION! Registration For Military Service By order of the Provost Marshall General there will be a Registration made of all men who have become 21 years of age since June 5th, 1918 up to and including August 24th, 1918, at the following places and before the below mentioned Registrars in Williams County, North Dakota: O. I. Wilson, Bonetraill, N. Dak. O. T. Foss, Alamo, N. Dak. O. M. Opdahl, Ray, N. Dak. Local Board Office, Williston, N. D. Readers of this notice are urged to communicate this information to any one they may see and papers in the county not having received this no tice please copy, thereby giving widest possible publicity. The place of Registration will be open from 7 A. M. to 9: P. M. Satur day, August 24th, 1918. This registration must not be con fused with the one which will be held about Sept. 5th, 1918. anyone regis tering as above stated will not be required' to register again. By the Local Board of Williams County, North Dakota, Williston, NT. Dak. M. H. Aaen, Member of Local Board. Williston, N. D., August, 14th, 1918. ducer or shipper to locate his best and nearest market. A cream test ing department will also be maintain ed in connection with the office of the Dairy Commissioner at Bismarck. A1F producers or shippers of cream may use this department to protect them on tests. All parties connected in any way with the production or handling of dairy products are urged to cooper ate with the DAIRY DIVISION of the state in putting these regulations into effect. For a copy of the reflations or further information regarding same apply to your county committee or the undersigned. J. L. Osterhous, State Chairman, Dairy Divi sion of Food Administration.