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JMmi A. CUMT, Kilter Mi PiUMmt Published every Thuraday,at Wil liston, N. D« and entepi at $•'Wil liston PostoAce M'SetMd CUM^IIUIll Matter. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1919. ASK THE RED CROSS "He had not written to me since lie went to camp/' wrote one lovelorn damsel to the Home Service Section of the Northern Division of the Amer ican Red Cross. She wanted Home Service to locate her soldier in far away France, and to urge him to write. She did not know his mili tary designation. How could she when the faithless one had never written "But," she added, "you would know him anywhere. He has wavy brown hair, lovely blue eyes, and his size is just about right. I love him alone and want to know if he has forgotten me." Although the request came under the head of welfare inquiries which are referred to the War Department, in this case an exception *.va3 made. Home Service gave the matter over lo Beatrice Fairfax. ADVERTISING THE TOWN Ambitious business communities flay nowadays for qptside trade. The -merchants are not willing to spend 7 their lives just scrambling to get away a little more home trade from •each other. They want to seef the 'town become a trade center for a bigger district, so there shall be more prosperity for everybody. In these d^ys of automobiles, trade can be drawn a long distance, frequently from larger towns. To grow as a trade center, a town must get a reputation as a live busi ness place, with hustling, merchants. Hie most feasible method of cre atiijg. that reputation, is to support your local newspaper in the effort it is constantly making to boost the town, and to give the paper such a "volume of advertising that the town looks like a rear trade center. The public in the outlying country gets the significance of such a sheet. You never see a paper full of advertising in a dead town. And when the mer chants do advertise, you can't help feeling that it is a place with life and enterprising business, that the stores are anxious to please and work ing hard to serve the public. You feel the merchants must be skilful buyers and systematic managers with a large volume of business, so that they can afford to give bottom prices. Merchants who participate in this The Test of the Progress of Mankind" ajiM an English contemporary, "will be in the appreciation of the character of Washington." By this true test, mankind is ever marching forward. Everywhere, the peoples of the world today honor the memory of Washington. Everywhere, those who have freedom and those who seek it, are insisting upon his ideal of "the practise of a virtuous policy" that the end, and purpose of all Governments may be "the aggregate happiness of society." His influence lives on through the years. His words and his deeds are ever an inspiration to forward-looking peoples. Wffiams Comty State Bank WILLISTON, N. DAK. All deposits Guaranteed under the North Dakota Guarantee Fund Act.' This Institution will be closed all day on February 22nd kind of effort bf advertising in The Williston Graphic, get results in two ways. First. They attract buyers inter ested by their announcement? of specific offerings. Second. They give nearby towns and the outlying country the idea that Williston is a hustling, live-wire place, where the merchants are play ing the game. The spreading of that impression is sure to draw a new trade that will swell the entire busi ness of the place, and make all prop erty here more valuable. IF THE FARMER STRUCK City labor just now is exercising its constitutional rights by whole sale refusal to work. And while it is tough on business, and embarrassing to city folks, and all that, still about everybody is get ting three meals a day, and the babies have their eggs and milk, and dad has butter with his cakes, and his three strips of lean bacon. But say if the farmer tried the general strike there would be some thing to worry over. Suppose Farmer Jones ,2,000,000 of him, on May 1 said: "I have been working 16 hours a day, and not much more than breaking even. I am not appreciated, I'm going to rest awhile. John, turn the pigs out into the woods. "Bill, turn the horses into the pas ture, and let the calves run withi the COWS* "Mary, let the hens steal their nests, and never mind about the eggs, and we won't bother with milking from now on." And the plow rusted in the furrow, and the weeds took the grain,1"-and the sheep were unshorn, and the beets and the' cane kept their sweet juices to themselves, and fruit rotted on the trees, and trees decayed for lack of sprays, and millions of de vouring insects, that the farmer had kept from ruining the earth, swept over the country. residents soon be hungry, but the nation would suffer for years. Let the farmers strike for one har vest season and cease their incessant fight against fungus, rodent, scab, mildew, scale, blight, insects, and the fields and meadows and orchards and forests of the country would lie more desolate than the awful ruins of Bel gium. But the farmer has always kept on the job. No matter whether price were low or high whether wool was worth lit tle and cotton less no matter about cost of fertilizer and seed and ma chinery and labor. No matter whfeth er there was a profit in it or not, the farmer, all of him, kept right at the job every day in the year, and about every daylight hour in the day. And about all the appreciation he has had for his faithful effort has been the bewhiskered jects of the cheap urban jokesmith, and the silly slap-stick slams of the .ham actorette. And yet the farmer has just as much right to strike as the city worker. And probably just as much ex cuse. Only the air of the fields and the wiiiihwiww WaArBlw $1.69 Mens Heavy Fleeced Union Suits, 1 both ribbed11and flat. All sizes, a real bargain. $1.69 per suit $2.19 Mens Pants. Splendid values and good staple patterns. Regular $3.00 and $3.50 values. All sizes. $2.19 per pair. 29c per yard A veiy pretty lot of Sheer Waist ings, Plaid, Stripes and Floral de signs. 29c per yard Warner and Red Fern Corsets Ireland Kid and Keyer Silk Gloves Black Cat Hosiery Queen Quality .Shoes breath of the hills breathe a higher sentiment than do the rock bound city streets, and the brazen doors of man made temples to the Great God Cash. The farmer, as a matter of course, does his duty to those who depend on him for their brfepd, just as he will mortgage! his hdm« to buy feed be fore he will allow even one aged nag go hungry. Maybe he's a darn fool. MIND YOUR STEP, HENRY We trust that the rumor is a fake. We sincerely hope that there is nothing to it. It is our fervent prayer that he expects to do nothing of the sort, because we always had a snenikng fondness for him. What are we talking about That report that Henry Ford was going to buy some 16 daily newspa pers and start a national journalistic chain. Henry, to date, lias done right well. He has made a tin can attain dig nity, and given a peace conference all the trimmings of a championship prizefight. He has worked mechanical, indus trial, executive and publicity marvels, and has boosted tens of thousands of workers into affluence. But if he thinks anything he has ^ver learned has fitted him for the job of hurdling public opinion on the bucking backs of 16 different papers he needs instruction. Henry we like you a lot. We want to see you retain your sanity, your faith in human nature your fortune and your public stand ing. Brnegger Merc. Company N And we tell you as a father, aye we plead with you, for the love of anything you may love lay off this wholesale editing. One healthy newspaper would give you the willies in a'week. Sixteen unhealthy ones, and prob ably they would be unhealthy, would not only bust you higher than,Gil* roy's kite, but they would sour you, make a monkey of you and probably lead you to a padded cell where you would spend your night3 crying "Uxtry, Uxtry," and your days try ing to find that mislaid editorial pol icy. If you must publish start in with a monthly, or a semi-monthly try your hand, say, on editing an al manac until you get accustomed to the dizzy speed. We mean it, Henry. CAN YOU ASSIST ME? "Can you assist me," a young private wrote," to get a discharge. I am badly needed as I am the soul support of my eternal grandmother." His request came to the Home Ser vice section of the Norfhern Division of the American Red Cross. In view of the fact of his grandmother's everlasting life it was deemed wise to take' up the case at oner. A let ter to the boy, as to the proper pro cedure 1 WILLISTON, NORTH DAKOTA This Week we are Showing some Very attractive things in new For lards, Batistes, Voills and Fancy Waistings. New Cords and Tassels. Millitary Braids, Chenille Trimings. Laces and Embroideries.v Also a beautiful line of New Buttons. $1.89 20 pieces Fancy Silks, one yard wide. Plaids, stripes and flowered patterns, $3.00 and $2.50 values. Special $1.89 per yard Ask For Specials in all Departments $1.15 All Wool Dress Goods. 44 to 54 inches wide. Colors, Brown, Grey, Tan and Black. Going at the special prices of $1.15 per yard Visit Our Ready-toWear Department 5c per yard A beautiful lot of Valencicinees Laces and Embroideries, also edg ings. Going at 5c per yard We Feature the Following Lines fy/iueooefcALetoxuifflewcn A 1 A Safe Place to Trade brought back the grateful reply "Thank you so much for the infor mation you sent me. I can take care of my grandmother as long as she lives if I only get my discharge. I will be glad to do it." Isn't the spirit of our boys wonder ful!" Mrs. Chris Arnt Dies At Spring Brook Mrs. Chris Arnt passed away at Jier home in Spring Brook Saturday, February 15th at 3 P. M. after a brief illness. Mrs. Arnt, whose maiden name was Lena Louise Holz and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. J. Holz was born, June ,30th. 1886, at Winona, Minne sota. She moved with her parents from there to Williston in 1906 and was married to Chris Arnt on No vember 10, 1906. She leaves to mourn her death a husband and adapted son Stanley, her father and mother, one sister Mrs. Carl Bye of Hatton, N. D., and two brothers, William Holz of Wil liston and Henry J. Holz of Winona, Minnesota. The funeral was held from the Methodist church here in Williston on Monday at one P. M., Rev. Chas. Schaaf officiating. The remains were sent from here on Tuesday morning to her old home at Winona for burial. Mrs. Arnt leaves a host of friends in this community- who will mourn her loss. EMMET CURRY DEAD G. M. Thomas received a telegram' this morning from Mrs. Emmet Cur* ry of Star City, Sask., Canada, which stated that her husband Emmet Cur ry had died on Tuesday the 18th. Mr. Curry and family were well known here having lied for many years near Trenton. They moved to Canada about seven years ago where Mr. Curry took up land. But a short time ago their oldest boy Lester died in Europerfrom wounds received while fighting for his mnby. umtwday, February 20, 1919. $2.19 Ladies Shoes, broken lines. Shoes that formerly sold for $5.00, $4.50 and $4.00. Good assortment of sizes. $2.19 per pair $1.19 Ladies Medium Weight Union Suits, long sleeves, regular $2.00 val ues. These garments will not be any cheaper next year. Special $1.19 a .', v5 $1.00 Mens Negligee Shirts, Soft Collars and Cuffs. A good range of patterns. Splendid values at $1.00 each Crossett Shoes for Men Cooper's Underwear Patterson Hats and Caps Gold Bond Cloths Suits, Overcoats Boys Ciothing CHURCHES] WnilSTON ST. PETERS EPISCOPAL CHURCH N. EL Elsworth, Rector Services as follows: Morning Prayer and Sermon at 10:30 A M. Sunday School at 12 M. Evensong: at 7:30 P. M. The giiild will meet with Mrs. V. G. Dickey on Thursday afternoon. The- Junior branch will meet with Dorothy Corbett on Monday even ing at 7:30. FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH Morning worship (Norwegian) next Sunday morning at .10:30. Sunday School and Bible class at 12 o'clock. Evening worship (English) 7/30. Geo. S. Natwick, Pastor. ENGLISH LUTHERAN Services in Library Parlors. Preaching at 10:30 A M. Sunday School at 11:45 A. M. Preaching at 7:30 P. M. :|$re frill be glad to welcome you at these services. CHURCH S. Hitchcock, Paster 10:30 Morning Service, Topic "The ChttWh at W^rk." 11:30 Suhday School. 7:30 Evening Services. Topic ''George Washington." The evening sermon is the last of this series of sermons which have been of great interest to the people of Williston. All are cordially in vited.