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IN WILLIAMS COUNTY vol• Mr. Brown who is a speaker of national prominence has recently been released from the routine of his DR. SMOLT SACK FROM WAR SERVICE TELLS OF EXPERIENCE IN WAR ZONE—RECEIVED WOUND—S SEES WILLISTON BOYS Dr. H. T. Skovholt returned to Wil liston last Sunday after serving with the medical department of the U. S. Army in France for over a year. Dr. Skovholt left here on January 15th. 1918 for Fort Riley, Kansas, and after a short training course there he sailed out of New York har bor on April 30th. The boat was only 14 days crossing the Atlantic and after one encounter with a sub marine he landed at Bordeau. France, on May 14th. On the first of June Dr. Skovholt was at the front near Chateau Thierry with the 4th In fantry of the 3rd Division Regulars. Americans Advance The American Army was on one side of the Marne River at this point and the Germans on the other. This sector was very quiet up to the 15th of June says the Doctor. On June (Continued on page 8) What was termed by those in charge as the best and the largest Stock Sale ever held in this part of the country came to a successful close last evening when the Missouri Yel lowstone Pure Breeders Association and the Missouri Yellowstone Short Horn Association finished their an nual sale here at Williston. Hundreds of stockmen from all parts of the country were in atten dance at the sale and the cattle sold for a very high and satisfactory fig ures. All the hotels of the city were packed to capacity and after Monday evening it was impossible for any outsider to get a room at any hotel in the city. Many of the visitors who arrived at the sale on Tuesday and Wednesday were compelled to sit up all night. The sale opened on Tuesday with the sale of short horn cattle. Some very fine specimens of this breed of cattle were placed on sale and a good price was obtained for all sold. While the shorthorn cattle did not bring as high an average in price as some of the other breeds the sale of them was very satisfactory. The average price for the short horn sale was $193.20 per head. On Tuesday evening the visiting cattle men were entertained at the Armory Auditorium by the Ladies Aid of the Congregational Church. The XX To perfect the organization of the Williston Community Club, Colvin B. Brown, Chief of the Organization Bureau of the Chamber of Com merce of the United States will ad dress a mass meeting of the citizens of Williston on Wednesday afternoon March 5. Will E. Holbein, Secre tary of the Minot Association of Com merce will also be present. The meet ing is called by the board of direc tors of the Williston Community Club. Previous to the mass meeting Mr. Brown will be a guest of the directors at a noon day luncheon. Following the mass meeting in the afternoon a dinner will be served by the girls of the domestic science of the Wil liston High School. The mass meet ing precedes the dinner on account of the fact that Mr. Brown is compelled to return to Minot early in the even ing. We regret that we are unable to make a more convenient arrange ment, said Dr. T. V. David, chairman of the board of directors, yesterday. "At first it was our plan to have the mass meeting follow the dinner, but Mr. Brown's short stay in the city makes it impossible for us to do this. However we believe the citizens of Williston will be eager to take this opportunity to hear Mr. Brown. We anticipate that every business man in Williston and many farmers, from the surrounding community, will be present because they realize the importance of completing an or ganization that has had so splendid a start." WILLISTON COMMUNITY CLUB TO HOLD MASS MEETIN6 WEDNESDAY COLVIN BROWN TO SPEAK HERE— BY-LAWS AND OTHER BUSI NESS TO BE DISCUSSED AT MEETING—DINNER WILL BE SERVED AFTER MEETING Live Stock Sale Great Success bureau to speak to commercial or ganizations throughout the country that need his inspiration and ser vices." He is a big hearty loveable man who can speak to the member ship of a commercial organization and arouse intense interest in their organization's work," said Mr. Hol bein of the Minot association in a recent letter to the Community Club. He will be able to awake latent in terest in your club. Your directors need Mr. Brown, you need him, and your membership surely needs him." The Community Club Board of di rectors has been meeting Tuesday of each week since it was organized three months ago following a mass meeting of business men in the Elk's Home. At that time seven men were named to constitute this board of di rectors. Of this board Mr. David was named chairman. A tentative secretary, N. B. Ludowese, was also elected. "Since the organization, people have been watching for results, said Thos. B. Hogan, one of the directors. "To get results the club needs a paid secretary. Practically all of the work connected with the community organization of this kind is done by the secretary." "Secretary Ludowese has been taking care of the office as best he could and while much has been accomplished the work has piled up to a point where it must be taken care of and we can no longer expect Mr. Ludowese or any other busy man to sacrifice the time which his own business requires." "There have been a number of op portunities offered to the commun ity in the past ninety days, two of (Continued on page 8) Plans On Foot For New Hospital At the annual meeting of the Wit tenberg Hospital officers which was held at the hospital on last Monday evening plans were discussed for the building of the new proposed hospital here at Williston. The site for the building will soon be decided upon by the board of di rectors and it is hoped that the work for the new building will be started before long. If things go as planned the work on the building will be com menced this year. A new board of directors was elect ed for the year which is composed of the following men: G. B. Metzger, John Shaw, Simon Westby, Lars Christensen, Rev. A. Johansen and Rev. Eidbo of Arnegard. The hospital association was well represented at this meeting and a report of the work done during the past year was given. N 7 N 1 E S S A E LEONHARDY'S ENTERTAIN Mr. and Mrs. Paul Leonhardy en tertained at cards at the Leonhardy home on first ave. east last evening. I N I N E E S S A E Hilmer Eruegger returned to Wil liston from Camp Lewis last Sunday and is on the job again at the store. ladies repeated their farce comedy which they presented to the public here at the church about a week ago and it was well enjoyed by the au dience. Wednesday the sale of Hereford and Angus cattle took place. High prices were paid for these cattle and the sale progressed rapidly. The average for the Herefords were $375 for the cows and $305 for the bulls which was considered very good. The horses brought an exceptionally high price. In closing the sale U. L. Burdick, president of the Missouri Yellowstone Breeders Association stated: "In bringing to a close what I consider one of the best and most successful sales ever held here I want to thank all visiting cattlemen for the interest they have taken in the sale and if there is anyone present who does not belong to the organization I now take the opportunity of inviting them to join with us." "Not long ago, stated Mr. Burdick, this country was inhabitated by only Indians and buffalo but now it is he coming populated by White men and Pure Bred Cattle. It will not be many years before this sertion will be one of the greatest cattle raising sections in the United States and the sooner the farmer starts on pure bred cattle the sooner he will reach success." The North Dakota men of the regi ment will be demobilized at Camp Dodge within the next two days. Williston Graphic I N I N I N E S S A E Dakotians in Cal. Hold Annual Reunion North Dakotans residing in South ern California, members of the North Dakota Southern California Society, herald their sixteenth annual reunion near Los Angeles on February 15, ac cording to a letter received by W. C. Tatem from his wife who is spend ing the winter in California. Over 3,000 people were present and the gathering was held on a beau tiful cloudless day and they all de clared that they had the best picnic that was ever held. A great many people registered from the northern and the western counties of the state. Addresses were made by Hon. W. E. Purcell of Wahpeton and Judge Henry G. Vick of Cavalier. Officers for the association for the year of 1919 were elected as follows: President, B. H. Harrold, Cass County Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. W. White, Oliver county First Vice Pres ident, Rev. C. Plannett, Cass coun ty Second Vice President, A. M. Gamble, Richland county Third Vice President, George Winship, Grand Forks county Fourth Vice President, J. E. Wells, Walsh county Fifth Vice President, G. L. Gilbert, Bur leigh county Vice President at large, M. H. Kiff, Cass county. Those from Williston to be pres ent at the picnic were as follows: Mrs. W. C. Tatem, Miss Anna Pet erson, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Atterber ry, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Field, Mr. and Mrs. Grogan, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Van Dyke, Miss Matson and Miss Alma Leonhardy. THINK TN INTEREST—SAVE PARTY AT LUDOWESE'S Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Ludowese en tertained a number of friends at cards on Saturday evening. A very enjoy able evening was passed after which luncheon was served. R. S. Richardson of Antelope is a visitor in the city this week. A LITTLE OF THE SAME, PLEASE!! wecc WHAT'ILC ^00 HMe? e?-A1' OF CO. E. IN N. YJESTERDAY NOT MANY WILLISTON MEN LEFT WITH COMPANY—TELE GRAMS DECEIVED IN CITY The 164th. infantry, formerly the First and Second North Dakota regi ments, arrived in New York yester day aboard the transport President Grant from Brest, France. The vessel carried 4,729 soldiers, including 756 wounded and was over two weeks making the trip across the Atlantic because of storms and rough weather. The soldiers aboard includ ed men of units of the 161st and 162nd. infantries. Reports received in Williston yes terday stated that there were very few Williston boys aboard the ship. About twelve in all from the city of Williston. WILLISTON, WILLIAMS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1919. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE R. R. RUTLEDGE WINS STATE CHAMP WILLISTON PLAYERS WIN BOTH FIRST AND SECOND PLACE AT STATE TOURNAMENT 4 At the state che.'k"? tournament that was held at Dickinson on Feb. 2i und 22 Robert R. Rutledge of Wil liston captures first prize which was of a large silver cup and Wal ter Calvert of Williston took second place and received a checker pennant. Calvert and Rutledge tied for first place and it was decided to play the tie off. The first game resulted in a draw but the second game was won by Robert Rutledge. This is the second time that Rut ledge has won this cup. He won it the first time at Grand Forks in 1917 and lost it in 1918 to Bjerkness of Park River in 1918, winning it again this year at Dickinson. If he able to capture the cup next year it is his to hold permanently. The following officers were elected for the Association for the following year: A. Jones of Hankenson, Sec retary L. H. Nichols of Dickinson, President and R. R. Rutledge of Wil liston, Vice President. These officers constitute a committee to pick a point in the state for the next tourna ment and a place where all future tournaments will be held. Vice Pres ident Rutledge stated that there was a fine chance for the chosing of Wil liston for the next tournament on account of there being so many mem bers of the association who reside here. Some very remarkable playing was done by J. B. Settle of Williston who played against the former champion Bjerkness and won from him. Wal ter Calvert did some remarkable playing also! considering the small amount of practicing he had before going down there. The following members of the State Association were at this tour nament: A. P. Jones, Hankenson L. H. Nichols, Dickinson R. R. Rut ledge, Williston Walter Calvert, Wil liston J. B. Settle, Sr., Williston Mr. Bjerkness, Park River Mr. Chris tenson, Bismarck Mr. Lowe, Rugby Mr. Washburn, Lamoure. Following is an outline of the games won, lost, drawn and the num ber of points won by each: Won Lost Drawn Points Jones 17 R. Rutledge ..17 Bjerkness .. .15 Christenson .. 6 Settle 6 Calvert 19 Lowe 2 Nichols 11 Washburn .. .. 9 6 4 4 91 11 13 7 7 7 5 16 9 43 45 43 19 19 4.5 9 38 27 19 19 6 25 5 14 The Slope Chess Association also held a tournament at the same time the checker men did. There were 15 present at this meet and first place was tied for by Judge Burk of Bis marck and Lenartson of Dickinson. I N I N I N E E S S A E Mrs. Ira Asplanap of Ray visited in Williston the first of this week. Boston, Feb. 24.—President Wilson landed at Commonwealth Pier at 11:42 A. M. Returning to American soil from his history making mission abroad the President, accompanied by Mrs. Wilson, was transferred in the lower harbor from the George Washington and escorted by aircraft, submarine chasers, torpedo boat destroyers and a flotilla of committee boats, reached the landing place on board the naval cutter, Ossippee. The President looked as though the journey had agreed with him. He appeared vigorous and alert, his step was brisk and his features showed rather more than a trace of sea tan. Cheers Greet President Cheers from the throng assembled at Commonwealth Pier greeted him as he stepped ashore. In the great shed of the pier built by the state and taken over by the navy depart ment during the war as a housing place for recruits there were assem bled hundreds of state and city of ficials, legislators, representatives of federal government and a committee of women appointed to receive Mrs. Wilson. Fifty senior officers of the army, navy and state guard in command of Col. Thomas W. Griffith, formed a guard of honor at the pier. They stood in a double line and President Wilson and his party passed through their ranks as he ^stepped ashore. After saluting, they proceeded with the party through a flag decorated canvass passage, and then by eleva tors to the stree or the floor where the main welcoming throng was waiting. The funeral will be held at his home in Minnewaukan on Sunday. DIES OF PNEUMONIA Norman Joe, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Running died Fri day morning of pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. J. Ferster at the home Sunday after noon. Interment in Riverview cem etery. "And the parents gave in tears and pain BOSTON GREETS THE PRESIDENT ON RETURN TO UNITED STATES Less than half an hour was con Former Bank Pres. Passed Away Wed. Word was received by the First National Bank of this city today of the death of the former president of the bank, O. I. Hegge who died sud denly yesterday at Minneapolis. Mr. Hegge whose home was at Min newaukan was one of the best known bankers of the state. He held the position as President of the First Na tional Bank of this city for five years and still holds stock in the local bank. The flower they most did love, They know they will find the child again In the fields of light above" By Dr. H. Q. ALEXANDER Of North Carolina, President, Farm ers' Co-operative Union of America. Written Especially for Williston Gr aphic Farming should be more profitable than manufacturing farm imple ments and machinery or fertilizers but we know that it is not so. Farming should bring greater re turns than manufacturing cotton or wool into yarns and cloth but it doesn't. Farming should be more profitable than the business of transportation but it isn't. Farming should be more profitable than mining, oil wells, gas, etc., be cause it adds to the wealth of the country, while these others only bring up from nature's storehouse (which of right belongs to all the people) and converts into usable form. Farming should be more profitable than any commercial enterprise be cause this is merely the assembling at the centers of consumption the commodities of nature, labor and ma chinery, in finished form ready for the users. With Fair Adjustment Farms Will Attract Men To place farming on a sure foun dation the government should ascer tain the cost of production of all farm crops under average farm conditions. ESCORTED UP HARBOR BY FLOTILLA OF AIRCRAFT CHASERS, CONGRESSMAN NORTON OF NORTH DAKOTA RETURNS WITH THE PARTY Farming Must Prove Profitable EXCLUSIVE *. fr. AUTOCASTER NEWS SERVICE sumed by the greetings. As soon as the presentations were completed the presidential party ntered automo biles and began a parade across the city through streets lined through out the two mile route with double ranks of soldiers and sailors and banked with cheering thousands of civilians. Congressman Norton Returns In the car with President and Mrs. Wilson were Governor Coolidge and Mayor Peters. Secret service men were in the next car. The third con tained major General Clarence R. Edwards, commanding the northeast ern department Read Admiral Spen cer S. Wood, commanding first naval district Major General Henry P. McCain, commander at Camp Devens and Brig. Gen. John W. Ruckman, commanding the north Atlantic coast artillery district. Mrs. Cooledge, Mrs. Peters, Ambassador Francis and Rear Admiral Grayson were in the next car and in others were Assistant secretary of the Navy, Roosevelt and Mrs. Roosevelt, Miss Benham and Congressmen Ilelvering, Norton and White. Safeguard President Special Precautions had been taken to safeguard the progress of the President and details of secret ser vice men and police were numerous along the route. Fifty mounted po licemen headed the procession while troops A of the state mounted guard acted as the president's escort. The soldiers' and sailors' guard of honor formed a double row on the sides of the street to the hotel where suites were reserved for the presidential (Continued on page 7) RELIEF CAMPAIGN ON HERE MARCH 15TH $1,200 TO BE RAISED IN WIL LIAMS COUNTY—NATIONS LOOK TO AMERICA FOR HELP Victorious peace, which has come to our national cause brings with it a great cause for rejoicing but, at the same time, great reason for the sober thought of the citizens of this country. We here in America re joice because we know that German aggression will never threaten us again, we rejoice because our men are coming home, we rejoice because our losses in battle have not been heavy, compared with the losses of the other Allies, and we rejoice be cause the enemy has not ravaged our land. America gains equally with all the nations in the victory, although the cost to her has been the least. The freedom which has not cost us heav ily has cost many peoples their life (Continued on page 8) And in arriving at the cost of pro ducts, the farmer and his family should be granted salary and wages equal to that paid in other basic industries. If our nation is to continue to pro vide food, raiment and shelter for our own people and help supply the needs of our fellow men in other parts of the world, then we must in crease the efficiency of the workers now on the farms and make the bus iness so profitable and the life so livable as to attract men from other callings. Then follows economic, scientific marketing through government ware houses and agents, this to be done at actual cost of men, storage insur ance, etc. Farmers Can Market As Easily As to Produce We hear and read much about cco operative marketing. This can be conducted by the farmers themselv es, acting through an organization,, or by means of government agencies, storage warehouses and municipal markets. Any civilization that is leng to sur vive must be built upon the sure foundation of justice without dis scrimination, and in conformity to nature's laws without respect of per sons There must be the largest possible application of man's labor to nature's storehouse, that the wants of humanity may be supplied.