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Thursday, October 17, 1918.
WILLISTON GRAPHIC John A. Corbett, Editor and Publisher Published every Thursday at Wil liston, N. D., and entered at the Wil liston Postoffice as second class mail matter. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1918 GERMAN PEACE TALK DENOUNCED The central powers, headed by Ger many, opened up their peace parley talk the first of the week but luckily the people of this country, and all the allied countries, are wise to the trick ery of the baby killers. There will be but one kind of peace for Ger many, and that will be the same kind that Bulgaria got. Unconstitutional surrender. And we don't believe that Germany should have even this while she is on French or Belgium soil. Let the Hun get back home and when he surrenders unconditionally on his own soil the chances are that he can have peace. But it will be a dictated I 1 STOP A MOMENT! LISTEN TO THIS Cincinnati man tells how to lift off any corn without I hurting one bit You reckless men and woman who are pestered with corns and who have at least once a week invited an awful death from lockjaw or blood poison are now told by a Cincinnati authority to use a drug called freezone, which the moment a lew drops are applied to any corn, the soreness is relieved and soon the entire corn, root and all, lifts out with the fingers. It is a sticky substance which dries the moment it is applied and is said to simply shrivel the corn without in flaming or even irritating the surround ing tissue or skin. It is claimed thac a quarter of an ounce of freesooe will cost very little at any of the drug stores, but is sufficient to rid one's feet of every hard or soft corn or callus. You are further warned that cutting at a corn ia a suicidal habit. C.Th© 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. C.The ability of a banh. to perform this function—Keeping depositors' money safe and accessible—represents its value to the people of the community which it serves. c. 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. C.A savings account means the culti vation of the habit of thrift peace. There will be no debate. The Allies have nothing to discuss. The peace terms are not to be discussed, THEY ARE TO BE COMPLIED WITH. And among the demands of the Al lies should be one for the surrender of about 500 of the great criminals of the war, headed by the Kaiser, for trial for murder and other worse crimes. That is the kind of peace Germany will get. THE MESSAGE Many people think that of all the reams 'of poetry brought forth by the war there has been nothing to compare in thought and expression with "In Flanders' Fields," by Lieu tenant-Colonel John McCrae, of the Canadian Army Medical Corps, since dead at the front: "In Flanders' fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly, Scarce heard amid the guns below. "We are the dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved and now we lie In Flanders' fields. "Take up our suarrel with the foe! To you, from failing hands, we throw The torch. Be yours to lift it high! If ye break faith with us who die, We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders' fields." However beautiful may be the ex pression in this poem, it seems subor dinate to the thought, and need not detain us here. The dead speak in these lines, and we who live must heed. There can be no question as to the outcome of this war. The spiritually and intellectually civilized part of the world has resolved that the portion intellectually civilized only must be subdued. If this portion had kept the peace it would have been left to breed and barter in its own material ism but it broke the peace and camc ravening out of its jungle. The Germans know that they are going to be beaten, as well as the Allies know it. For months, how ever, Germany has hoped, and she still hopes, that by some chance she may make a peace which will favor her to a greater or less degree. Ger many knows that the spiritually civ ilized world did not want war and long ago came to hate this war forced upon it. It is here that we must heed the voice of those who lie in Flanders' fields. "If ye break faith—"! The creatures called, for want of a more precise term, "pacifists," have grown constantly less numerous. Noise rather than numbers distin guished them even from the first. But to millions of our people there comes sometimes the temptation to long for peace, even though it falls short of victory. Has not the torch been car ried almost far enough? Even if taken up, may it not be held a little less high? These "millions of our people" are Start a banh account with us today. The Williston State Bank Simon Westby, President S. M. Hydle, Cashier Williston, North Dakota Deposits guaranteed by the Bank Depositors Guarantee Fund of the State of North Dakota. Bank of the Netherlands AMSTERDAM In Flanders' fields." W1LLISTON GRAPHIC made up of the fathers and mothers of the soldiers who have gone to the front we are thinking particularly of the mothers. You are the mother of the son with our forces overseas. A whisper comes to you that the Germans are ready for a just peace. This whisper may come from a neighbor, or it may come in print, or in some other way. The neighbor, or the author of the lines in print, may be only foolish, or he may be a sympathizer with Ger many. Your son is beyond the Flan ders crosses, row on row, along the danger line, facing the exploding shells and poison gas of the unpity ing enemy. Other men in his com pany have been killed. Perhaps you would be more than human if you did not at least listen to these whispers. Perhaps it is not strange if you are tempted to believe, and to say, "We must make the just peace the Ger mans are willing to accept." Not strange!—with peace your boy comes home, without it he stays to face the exploding shells and the poison. But what of the son of another mother, who sleeps in Flanders' fields? "We are the dead." If he could speak, would he say, "Let them have their peace"? The answe rhas been made by one now himself of their company: "If ye break faith with us who die, We shall not sleep, though poprit-s grow That your son may know immediate safety it must not be that those oth er women's sons died in vain. They have given the "last full measure of devotion," and they, more than we who have given almost nothing', are entitled to speak. "Take up our quarrel with the foe." It must not be that their death was fruitless, nor must the son of your son be forced to go through this same ordeal a quarter-century from now. For of course the point is here: The Germans do not want a just peace A just peace means the wiping out of their whole military machine and most of their dangerous feudal sys tem of government. A just peac^ means the hanging of a considerable number of Germans of high rank who have ordered the violation of all the rules of civilized warfare. A jubt peace means that the Germans must pay for all the unlawful damage they have done. The Germans do not want a just peace. This job must be finished. We shall not break faith. These dead in Fland ers did not die in vain. While the larks still braveiy sing, our guns must as bravely speak below till a peace is won of which both the dead and the sons of our sons can say: ''They kept faith."— Woman's Home Com panion. WISHM LETTER By Congressman .D. Norton Shipping Board Successes Unprecedented success has been accomplished by the United States Shipping Board in the work of ship building the past year. All world's records for rapidity of construction and for output of tonnage have been surpassed this year by American shipbuilders. Prior to the begining of the war, from nine months to a year was required to build a 3,500 tons steel seagoing vessel, from a year to a year and a half to build a 5,500 tons steel vessel, and from a year and a half to two years to build an 8,000 to 10,000 tons vessel. In July and August of this year the steel freighter, "Crawls Keys" of 3, 500 tons was built in thirty-four days I by the Great Lakes Engineering Works of Ecorse, Michigan, and de livered to the Shipping Board. The Collier "Tukahoe" of 8,543 tons was built in thirty-seven calendar days during May and June by the New York Shipbuilding Company of Cam den, New Jersey and on the fortieth day after the keel of this ship had been laid, she was loaded and car rying coal to New England. The freighters "West Tianga" of 8,54o tons, the "West Hosakie" of 8,000 tons, and the "West Tobomac of 8,640 tons were built in seventy-eight, seventy-nine and eighty days respec tively by the Skinner & Eddy Cor poration of Seattle. When the pres ent Shipping Board began its work in August, 1917, there were sixty one ship yards with three hundred and thirty-five ways in the United States. Then the largest shipbuilding yards in the world were on the Clyde River in Scotland. Now, due to the organ ization and work of the United Stat es Shipping Board, there are 203 ship yards in the United States, with 1020 ship ways. The largest ship yards in the world are now in the United States. The Clyde River shipbuilding district is surpassed in size by two shipbuilding districts on the Atlantic Coast—Delaware River and Newark Bay—and by two on the Pacific Coast—Oakland Harber and Puget Sound. There were on Sep tember 1, 386,000 workers employed in yards building ships for the United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation. The greatest pro duction in the United States of sea going vessels of over 1500 tons in any one year before the war was in 1916, when the production was 285, 555 deadweight tons. From January 1 to September 1 of this year there were built of this class of vessels 1. 626,052 tons. Since the first of Jan uary, American ship yards have led the ship yards of Great Britain by nearly eighty thousand tons. The total losses of ships by the Allies and neutral nations from August, 1914, to September 1, 1918, has been 21,- 404,913 tons. The total construction of the Allies and neutral nation? dur ing the same period has been 14, 247,825 tons. In addition to this, the Allies have acquired from the enemy 3,795,000 tons. The Ameri can Merchant Marine is now expand ing more rapidly than any other in the world. In January, 1917, there were, under American registry, 2, 750,000 tons of seagoing ships, each of over fifteen hundred tons. On Sep tember of this year there was, under American registry, 6,600,000 tons of these vessels. The tonnage of ships constructed by the United States in August exceeded by sixteen hundred tons the total losses of all the Allies and neutral nations during that month. WHEN YOU WANT THAT PAR TICULAR JOB OF PRINTING PHONE 89 AND WE WILL BE THERE "JOHNNY ON THE SPOT." YOU WILL BE MORE THAN PLEASED AT THE NICE NEAT WAY WE HAVE OF TURNING OUT OUR JOB PRINTING AT VERY REASONABLE PRICES WITH THE BEST OF SERVICE. Red Cross Belgium's plight today desperate. The Germans have requisitioned all clothing, woolens, linens, hoisiery, curtains, blankets and carpets in all shops. Ten million persons living in oc cupied Belgium and northern France are dependent on the Commission for Relief in Belgium for clothing r.nd food. This clothing can come from Amer ica only. Five thousand tons are needed to tide Belgium through the coming winter. Securing the cloth ing is a matter of life and death for this helpless, courageous population behind the German lines. In Belgium it is impossible to buy shoes. There is no more leather of any description on the market. Every available substitutes has been trie.!. For a time old belting from factories was used and roofing paper, of which there happened to be a stock, was resorted to for re-soling shoes. But the Germans, after having seized all the leather requisitioned these sub stitutes also, and soon, not a single yard of clothing was left in any Bel gium industrial establishment. Now, the Belgians fasten pieces of old rugs on to wooden soiles and wear them for shoes. And they make coats out of old blanket*—and blan kets out of anything. Daily the ravages of tuberculosis throughout Belgium becomes more terrible. Deaths from this disease have increased 100 percent and cases of external tuberculosis, 1000 per cent. The doctors, in spite of their untiring devotion, can no longer cope with the rising tide of disease. Today, two die where one died in peace times, while, owing to under nourishment, the birth rate has been cut in half. An American writing from abroad about the condition of this brave lit tle country, says, "Poor Belgium." One third of her people has starved to death one third has been carried away to work for Germany and those who remain are left trying to decide between these two fates." It is at the Children's Dispensary, Genoa, Italy, that the Genoese child and the little refugees are assigned to a pink sun bonnet, a new pair of shoes, and to Casa Estiva, the Amer ican Red Cross summer colony in the hills above Pontasso, Geneva, Swit zerland. Besides sending children to the mountain rest, the Children's Dis pensary distributes tickets for eggs, milk and other nourishing food. It recently has moved into larger quar ters, where it is now open twice a week. Fifty to sixty patients are receiv ed each time, and are cared for by two Italian women physicians who are in charge and their volunteer as sistants. The Children's Dispensary is aided by the American Red Cross. A dramatic and musical entertain ment was given recently in Rockford, Minn., for the benefit of the Red Cross. The receipts for the evening were $125.55. Junior Red Cross members of Car rington, N. D., have begun a canvas? for phonograph records of all makes to be sent to soldiers' cantonments throughout the country. The varied character of the sup plies which the American Red Cross provides for American soldiers and sailors is shown in the following list of articles furnished in one recent month to our fighting men in Great Britain: Thirty thousand sweaters, 30,000 tooth brushes, 50,000 pairs of socks, 32,000 pounds of soap, 300,000 boxes of matches 800 baseball outfits, 500 mouth organs, 144,000 packages of chewing gum, 5,500,000 cigarettes. For handling these supplies the Red Cross has seven warehouses in Eng land and six is Ireland. At the Irish stations there are stores of clothing, first aid outfits, and other necessaries to provide amply for any emergency which may arise through the torpedo ing of ships carrying American sol diers or sailors. If necessary, 6.000 shipwrecked Americans could be out fitted from head to foot at one time from these emergency depots. Ad vance arrangements have also been made for billeting, housing and feed ing any number of men who might unexpectedly be landed at ports where there are no British military camps. Rome:—The American Red Cross has given $240,000 to the Roman committee for civilian relief during the war. The activities of the committee in clude the distribution of subsidies to the families of soldiers called to the colors, maintenance of ten asylums to care for the children of wage earning mothers, and the establish ment of summer colonies for children. Medical assistance and the free distribution of medicine to poor fam ilies is instituted through dispen saries. The committee runs soup kitchens which feed an average of 20,000 persons daily. The News bu reau of the committee gives informa tion to soldiers' families, and there is also a legal bureau which has ad justed 3,800 cases between landlords and tenants. Hospitals, workrooms Keep Up The Christmas Spirit with a message of cheer fulness. Do it with— Holiday Greeting Cards We're all in the battle line now, and the word is "carry on." No fight was ever won by gloom. Answer the German snarl with a Yankee grin, and hit harder. Smiles are bullets. Brave thoughts are bayonets. Words of cheer are trains of powder that run straight and swift to the enemy lines. When you talk about the war, talk up not down. When you think about the war, think victory. When you meet somebody on the street, be a, bit more genial. When you write letters, dip your pen in sunshine. Never miss a chance to raise the spirits of the na tion even one degree. Take for instance the happy custom of sending cards of greeting at holiday time. Tn the old days you often sent people greeting cards thoughtlessly. Sometimes because they sent you one last year. Or because it was simpler than picking out a gift. Or because it is the thing to do. All too seldom they went with a real thought of your own behind them. This year it will be far different. There is hardly one of your friends or acquaintances from whom the war has not already taken a sacrifice. Many have given their sons and brothers. Many have given their accustomed comforts and luxuries. Many are struggling hard to do their share and a little more. Every one you know needs a word of courage from you. Your own burdens, perhaps, are heavy that makes your thoughts for others an even more inspiring example. If ever you should send generously these friendly little cards, it is this year. And send each one thought fully, sincerely. Begin now to jot down the names so that no one will be overlooked. First of all must come the boys across the sea and in the camns. Send to them early—October or early November if they are in France. Then the mothers, fathers, wives who have been left behind by someone gone with the colors. These greatly need the cheer that you can give them. The folks back in your home town who suppose you forgot them long ago, but who have never forgotten you. The old aunts who are proud of you but never hear from you. Those three classes of your fellow townsmen—the next-doors, the neighbors and the nodders. The business acquaint ances who wonder if you are human the employees who think you sort of a crab. Send them all Christmas greeting cards this year. For thus will you help in this fight to bring back peace on Earth, through giving voice to your Good Will to Men. Williston Drug Co. Williston, North Dakota Page Three for military garments and subsidies to district aid societies from another part of the committee's varied ac tivity. Keep Healthy Eat Healthful Foods Patients affected with influenza should have plenty of food and the best and purest obtainable. The U. S. Health Department recommends the above for those affected with the epidemic. Our Ice Cream is made under the most sanitary conditions from the purest ingredients ob tainable. Let us send some to your home or call at our store and take some to the sick room. Purity Is Our Motto Fresh Fruits Always on Hand —The— Paris Confectionary Main St., Williston, N. D.