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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
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1919
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
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
a greater significance now than ever
before, hence the American people
should see that Memorial Day is ob
served and appropriate services held
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
Speakers—Wm. G. Owens and W. B.
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.
President of Board of Commissioners
'«TO f'
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.
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
T. C. Hutchinson
H. L. Weatherwax
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.
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
M. S. Williams of the Whole Wheat
Milling Company left this week for
Louisville, Ky., where he will attend
the Miller's Convention.
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.
MB MM1 118
White 10 11 15.
Black to play and draw.
Problem No. 20
By J. B. Matteson, Inkster, N. D.
Black5 7 8, King 27.
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
All questions pertaining to the
game will be answered in this col
umn. Address your questions to
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Mrs. Tom Hogan entertained the
Bridge Club Tuesday evening at her
home in La Due Court
Mrs. E. J. Hagan and Mrs. C. C.
Rieger gave a delightful dancing
party at the Hagan home Saturday
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.
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
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-
'ft'/fifs/'/'' 'f.
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
Gives Tax Figures
(Continued from page 1)
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
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
Studebaker and Chevrolet Cars
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
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

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