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Ifi :\t: jf ,yS lPv tit P'-, SSr-Vfy*' i" 1 Wilis" 111 P*K« Six WILLISTON GRAPHIC John A. Corbett, Business Manager Published every Thursday at Wil lis ton, N. D., and entered at the Wil Haton Postofflce as spcond class mail natter. THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1919 THE HIGH COST OF GOVER MENT The statement of Prof. W. G. Roy lance, tax expert, that after compar ing the new tax budgets of the vari ous states he had discovered that jNorth Dakota taxes had not been in creased by the new tax laws beyond, the general average of the whole country, is a knockout blow to the in sincere charge of the I. V. A. that the new tax will bankrupt the state. The average tax increase for the 'whole country, acording to the fi •gures of Prof. Roylance, is about 20 per cent. This has been caused by the general rise of the cost of living and finds its counterpart inthe gen eral rise in the cost of operating all enterprises private and public. The cost of government has gone up to the same extent as all other activi ties. Because the last legislature auth orized the establishment of a large .number of public utilities, it has been «asy for the opposition to couple the large contemplated expenditures with the new tax laws and create the im pression that the tax this year must necessarily be excessive. This is a deliberate perversion of the truth since the new state-owned enterpri ses are not to be established by money Taised from taxation but from the sale of bonds. The only extraordin ary expense incurred by the last le gislature was the appropriation for the aid fo returned soldiers and sail ors, which is the most liberal in the United States. That new tax shows only the normal country-wide in crease in spite of this provision, il lustrates the general economy pra ticed by the last legislature in the interest of the taxpayer. While the farmer lawmakers did not increase taxes beyond the gener al increase, they laid the foundation for future revenues destined some day to do away with direct taxation in North Dakota. They authorized the establishment of many productive and profit making enterprises which will belong to the state and turn their earnings into the state treasury in stead of the pockets of great private interests. And these new public en terprises will not cost the taxpayer a cent to establish. Bonds represent ing their future earning power will be sold and their future earnings will be used to redeem these bonds. In capitalizing the future earnings of the state-owned utilities in this way the last legislature was able to in augurate the greatest program of im provements in the history of any state without increasing taxes be yond the normal increase for the -whole country .Grand Forks American •pmrlamaium. WHEREAS MEMORIAL DAY has a greater significance now than ever before, hence the American people should see that Memorial Day is ob served and appropriate services held everywhere THEREFORE, as President of the Board of Commisioners of the City ot Williston, I hereby appoint the fol owing committees, consisting of the following persons to arrange an ap propriate program that Memorial Day, May 30, 1919, may be so obser ved in this city, nanfely: Decorations—L. J. Rodman and A. L. Butler. Music—Prof. Onstad and J. A. Cun ningham. Speakers—Wm. G. Owens and W. B. Overson. Parade—G. Leonhardy, Byron Ly ons, C. C. Rieger, F. P. Bergman and S. M. Hydle. The said committees will publish a program of service for said day in next week's issue of the press. On behalf of the City of Williston and its citizens a special nvitation is liereby extended to all officers and men who were members of or have "been associated or connected with the Grand Army of the Republic, the Spa nish-American War, the Great World War, or either thereof, to don the soldier's uniform, and assist us in the proper observance of Memorial Day, and incidentally on said day have a grand reunion of all veterans here. It is hereby further ordered that all places of business shall close and re main closed and all work and labor in -city cease at least during the hours designated by said committees when .said services shal be held on ATemor ial Day. Dated at the City of Williston, this ,14th day of May A. D. 1919. THOS. F. CRAVEN, President of Board of Commissioners MHHWauiW'»w '«TO f' A) of the City of Williston, N. D. In an interview with the Graphic representative, Captain Jeffrey stated that is earnestly desired that every officer or soldier who has been called to hte service in any of the three wars, and all members ofthe Home Guard shall take part in the parade. He would have their attention called to the fact that there is in our ceme tery the grave of a man in service in the late war, and it is hoped that every man entitled to wear a sold ier's uniform will participate in de corating it. There is no complete 1 st available of the men in this vicini ty who have been in service, and no practicable means of delivering a per sonal invitation other than this, but it is hoped that every soldier or Home Guard will feel that he has received a personal invitation through the med ium of this proclamation, and will re pond on Memorial Day. SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCE Whereas, it has pleased the Al mighty God to take from our midst the wife of our beloved brother, E. C. McKrill, Therefore, be it resolved by Willis ton Lodge N. 74, Knights of Pythias that we tender Brother McKrill and his family our sincere sympathy and condolence in this their sad hour of bereavement. And be it further re solved that a copy of these resolutions be spread on the minutes of the lodge that a copy of these resolution be spread upon the minutes of the lodge and published in both of the Williston papers. Signed T. C. Hutchinson H. L. Weatherwax NORTH DAKOTA TRIMS MONTANA L. C. Lepper of Helena, Montana, checker champion of Montana, made a trip to Williston for the purpose of giving the state champion, R. R. Rut ledge a trimming. Mr. Rutledge won 15 games, Mr. Lepper 11 and 36 re sulted in a draw. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank our many friends for their heartfelt sympathy and aid during the illness and after the death of our beloved wife and mother. E. C. McKrill and family WILLIAMS TO CONVENTION M. S. Williams of the Whole Wheat Milling Company left this week for Louisville, Ky., where he will attend the Miller's Convention. CHECKER COLUMN Edited Especially for the Williston Graphic by R. R. Rutledge This Week's Problems Problem No. 19 By J. Russell, Hannah N, D. Black 2, King 24. Black MB MM1 118 in White White 10 11 15. Black to play and draw. Problem No. 20 By J. B. Matteson, Inkster, N. D. Black5 7 8, King 27. Black White White 13 15 23 24. White to play and draw. Answers to the games will be pub lished in this column from time to time by the editor. Try and work them out and then wait for the an swer. All questions pertaining to the game will be answered in this col umn. Address your questions to R. R. RUTLEDGE, Williston, N. Dak. Wanted—Maid for general house work. Telephone 300 or call at529 Third avenue east. 45tfb FOR SALE—Thorobred White Bra hma setting eggs, Brown Leghorns, White Rabbits, Thorobred Flemish Giant Rabbits, Pigeons. Helen Fink, 109-2nd Ave. West, Williston. 47-lp Patrons of the Hotel Dyckman, Minneapolis, are assured a cordial welcome, uniform courtesy and the best of service always. 39-tf. Mrs. Oscar Bell entertained at Bridge Friday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Guy Bemis and Miss Stella Mash of Minot. A dainty luncheon was served. —x—x— Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hartman enter tained their friends and neighbors at a dancing party at the K. P. hall on Saturday evening in honor of Fred Ireland and Edmund Shemorry who recently arrived from overseas. WEDDING DINNER A pleasant little wedding dinner was given at the Dakota Cafe Mon day noon by Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Hartman of this city, in honor of their daughter, Mrs. Fred E. Ireland. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. Ireland, bride and groom, Miss Mary Rhodes, bridesmaid, Mr. Shirley McWilliams, best man, Mrs. Robert McWilliams, Mrs. Carl Rizzo and Mrs. R. R. Rhodes. —x—x— SHOWER FOR MRS. IRELAND Mrs. Patrick Tone gave a post nuptial shower for Mrs. Fred Ire land, on Monday afternoon at her home near the city. About forty guests were present, and a number of handsome presents were received by the bride. Music and conversation furnished the entertainment, and a one course luncheon was served by the hostess. The bride's boquet, thrown from the front porch, was caught by Miss Eleanor Kelsey of California. —x—x— DOMESTIC SCIENCE CLASS ENTERTAINS The Domestic Science class of the Williston High school entertained the School Board, Miss Gill, principal of the High school, and Superintend ent Blume at a five course dinner on Tuesday evening, in the domestic science department. The menu con sisted of grape fruit, followed by spiced tomato soup and croutotos, a meat course of roast pork, Francon ia potatoes, creamed asparagus on toast, buttered rolls and jelly but terfly salad with rolled sandwiches comprised the salad course, with "Three of a Kind" sherbret, angel food and coffee for dessert. The decora tions were in orange and white, with butterfly place cards. The entire evening proved most enjoyable and demonstrated convincingly just what is being accomplished in the domes tic science department. The mem bers of the entertaining class were: Rebecca Anderson ,Ruth Dahl, Katie Kolberg, Hannah Westby, Alma Carl son, Grace Ekberg, Lillian Knutson, Lucy Randolph, Frankie Mitchell and Hazel Ike. —x— v— IRELAND-HARTMAN WEDDING A quiet wedding, but one of inter est to the many friends of the young couple, took place Monday morning at the Episcopal church of this city, when the Rev. Mr. Elsworth united in marriage Miss Sylvia. Hartman and Sergeant Fred Ireland. The Episco pal wedding service was read in the presence of the bride's family and a few friends, the bride being attended by Miss Mary Rhodes, while Mr. Shirley McWilliams acted' as best man. Mrs. Ireland was a Williston girl, with a large circle of friends in this city, among whom she isvery popular. She graduated from the Williston schoolsfi, and has been teaching at Missouri Ridge. The groom, who recently returned from France after seventeen months ser vice, is a young man of estimable character, and a valiant soldier. Serg. and Mrs. Iceland left Monday for Santa Paula, California, where they expect to remain for about two months, after which they will return to make their home on the groom's farm near Wildrose. Their many friends wish them a long and happy journey over life's highway. W1LLI8T0N GRAPHIC S O I A Mrs. Tom Hogan entertained the Bridge Club Tuesday evening at her home in La Due Court —x—x— Mrs. E. J. Hagan and Mrs. C. C. Rieger gave a delightful dancing party at the Hagan home Saturday evening —x—x— JUNIOR-SENIOR PROM The Junior and Senoir Prom, held in the High school auditorium on Fri day ,May 9, was one of the prettiest and pleasantest events in the history of the Williston High school. The Junior class, under the direction of Miss Cooper and Miss Bullock, had converted the hall into a veritable Fairyland. The decorations were in apple blossom pink and green. Streamers of pink and green fastened from the central chandelier to all sides of the room formed a canopy over the entire room, with pink and green lanterns suspended at intervals, a perfect bower of apple blossoms concealing the orchestra and repeated at intervals about the hall producing an enchanting effect. The setting was most effective for the graceful and girlish figures flitting about in their light frocks, making a most charming picture. Dancing be gan about nine o'clock, and occupied the early part of th eevening, after which a two course lunch was served by a group of sophomore gii-ls and beys in the Domestic Science rooms,' under the direction of Miss Fund, principal of the Central school grades Decorations were in red and white, and carried out the same idea as those in the dancing hall. The first course consisted of fruit salad, served with ribbon and nutbread sandwiches and olives. The second course was ice cream, cake and coffee. All of the Senior High school teachers were guests. Onstad's orchestra furnish ed the music. —x—x— A PARTY IN FAIRYLAND A most delightful dancing party was given Monday night by Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bell, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Kron, and Mr and Mrs. J. Cutting in the High school auditor ium. The idea was conceived by the host esses that the beautiful decorations made ready by the Junior class of the High school for the Junior and Senior Prom, should be enjoyed by a great er number of people. Through Mr. Cutting's connection with the school as coach of the football team, they were enabled to secure the use of the hall ,an dthe charming party was the result. About 150 guests were pres ent, with Onstad's orchestra furnish ing the music. A quartet of High school boys sang a number of popu lar songs. Punch and cakes were served by four High school girls, Miss Vivian Carpenter, Miss June McChesney, Miss Irma Slater,t and Miss Mildred Rundell. The favors were tiny double pink hearts for the ladies, and larger single hearts for the men. The notable event of the evening was the May Pole dance by Mesdames Cutting, Burke, Rieger, Alfred Jen- //ffi ti.ii'-'-'' 'ft'/fifs/'/'' 'f. 1 The Wide Drive Drum tracks just inside the front wheels, so the weight is distributed over 70 inches of soil. The frame and transmission con struction are so simple that the weight is reduced mater ially enabling the Gray to work on soft soil without packing it. No ruts or wheel tracks are left in the field. At plowing the rolling fea ture of the Gray is very val nison, Larry Nelson, Yonker, Creaser Roach, and Miss Bella Leonhardy. The guests entered heartily into the May Day, spring-time spirit of the place, and the party was a distinct success. Gives Tax Figures (Continued from page 1) NOW SWAT THE PESKY FLY! Don't give the flies a chance to get started, and then keep them donw. Flies are the most dangerous insects we have. They are much more dan gerous than bees or hornets these sting you, and the sting is painful, but you get over the pain. Flies do more than this. They walk over filthy places like sewers and gar bage cans, and after eating the filthy food which they find there they come into the house and walk on the food you eat, carrying on their feet the tiny germs that live in filth. These germs are not only filthy and Is Gray Tractor The Wide Drive Drum and Front Wheels Act Like Rollers, Both at Plowing and Seed Bed Preparation We urge you to call or write us about this tractor. Now on display and for sale by Monroe Brothers Announcement Studebaker and Chevrolet Cars WILLISTON NORTH DAKOTA I wish to announce that I will move my Jewelry Store to the new location, two doors north of Kather's Drug Store, within the next few days and will be doing business there next week. H. L. Weatherwax Thursday, May 15,1919 asassasassBB disgusting, but many of them cause such diseases as typhoid fever, chol era infantum and summer complaint. When the flies bring them from some dirty place to your food, or leave them when they crawl on your hknds or face, you may swallow these germs wihout knowing it, and be ta ken ill with one of these diseases. So the fly that seems to be harmless may do much more damage than the bee or hornet. Flies lay their eggs chiefly in stable manure, and if this is left with out screens or covers, great num bers will be hatched. If you know of stores where food is not covered from flies, or stables that have swarms of them, tell the Board of Health. But before you report other people, be sure that your own home is clean and that no garbage cans or boxes are left un covered to attract flies. This week make a special effort to clean up and paint up, and get ready for the summer invasion of pests. uable as it crushes vegetation ahead of the plows as shown by the illustration on the back of this folder. When preparing seed beds it is especially efficient, taking the place of regular rollers,. Rollers or packers attached to the side arms, with harrows attached to the drawbar leave the soil in fine condition for seeding.