Published every Thuraday,at Wil
liston, N. D« and entepi at $•'Wil
liston PostoAce M'SetMd CUM^IIUIll
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
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
ajiM an English contemporary, "will be in the
appreciation of the character of Washington."
By this true test, mankind is ever marching
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
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
First. They attract buyers inter
ested by their announcement? of
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
John, turn the pigs out into the
"Bill, turn the horses into the pas
ture, and let the calves run withi the
"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
But the farmer has always kept on
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
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
And probably just as much ex
Only the air of the fields and the
Mens Heavy Fleeced Union Suits,
both ribbed11and flat. All sizes, a
$1.69 per suit
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
29c per yard
Warner and Red Fern
Ireland Kid and Keyer
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
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
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
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
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
Brnegger Merc. Company
And we tell you as a father, aye
we plead with you, for the love of
anything you may love lay off this
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
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
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.
20 pieces Fancy Silks, one yard
wide. Plaids, stripes and flowered
patterns, $3.00 and $2.50 values.
$1.89 per yard
Ask For Specials in all Departments
All Wool Dress Goods. 44 to 54
inches wide. Colors, Brown, Grey,
Tan and Black. Going at the special
$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
A Safe Place to Trade
brought back the grateful
"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
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
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,
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
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.
Ladies Shoes, broken lines. Shoes
that formerly sold for $5.00, $4.50
and $4.00. Good assortment of sizes.
$2.19 per pair
Ladies Medium Weight Union
Suits, long sleeves, regular $2.00 val
ues. These garments will not be any
cheaper next year.
Mens Negligee Shirts, Soft Collars
and Cuffs. A good range of patterns.
Splendid values at
Crossett Shoes for Men
Patterson Hats and Caps
Gold Bond Cloths
ST. PETERS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
N. EL Elsworth, Rector
Services as follows:
Morning Prayer and Sermon at
10:30 A M.
Sunday School at 12 M.
Evensong: at 7:30 P. M.
The giiild will meet with Mrs. V.
G. Dickey on Thursday afternoon.
The- Junior branch will meet with
Dorothy Corbett on Monday even
ing at 7:30.
FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH
Morning worship (Norwegian) next
Sunday morning at .10:30.
Sunday School and Bible class at
Evening worship (English) 7/30.
Geo. S. Natwick, Pastor.
Services in Library Parlors.
Preaching at 10:30 A M.
Sunday School at 11:45 A. M.
Preaching at 7:30 P. M.
:|$re frill be glad to welcome you at
S. Hitchcock, Paster
10:30 Morning Service, Topic "The
ChttWh at W^rk."
11:30 Suhday School.
7:30 Evening Services. Topic
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
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