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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER 12J~PS TO VICTORY--With the first half nearing a close, Penn State halfback Roger Kochman (46) seems to leap across the line to score the first and only touchdown in game with Alabama in the Liberty Bowl, Philadelphia. 'Bama's Bud Moore (87) vainly tries to stop him. The Nittany [Lions outplayed the Southerners in every way, [holding on to their 7-0 score until final whistle. m Are Fox Drivers Defeating Their When North Dakota taxpayers start worrying over their 1959 state income tax reports, there are many changes made by the 1959 legislature that affect the final figure. The legislature made wide-sweep- mg changes in the rules for filing, resulting in what has been called "federalizing" the state income tax procedure. In general, this means the form and information required is similar and the rules for filing nearly the same as for the federal form. State Tax Commissioner J. Arthur Engen said his department has sack- ed up nearly 170,000 state tax re- turns which will go into the mail as soon as the Christmas rush is over at the post office. Engen said the instruction sheet accompanying the tax forms are "required reading" for every tax- payer. The sheet explains all the changes affecting this year's income tax report. One of the major changes, Engen said. is the optional use of a stan- dard deduction on the state tax return. This feature has been in effect for several years for many federal taxpayers, but in the past, North Dakota has required fully itemized Jdduct~ohs. "If you use the standard deduction on the federal return, you must use it for your state return," Engen said. As usual, state tax returns must be filed by April 15. Persons with a net income over $600. a married couple with a net income over $1.500 or anyone with a gross income over $5,000 must file. New state rules specify that all deductions allowed by the federal government will be allowed by the state government, along with the (By John Hews'ton) Are fox drives defeating their own purpose? It depends upon their pur- pose, but m some cases they are. Red Foxes are more abundant in North Dakota now than ever before Fox hunting is one of our most pop- ular winter sports. It provides a lot of vigorous exercise and is a good off-season sport. Aerial hunting, still hunting, trailing with hounds and chasing foxes with greyhounds same limitations, are popular pastimes. But fox drives attract far more sportsmen than Federal expenses are no longer all other types of hunting combined. a deductible item. However, the In many instances, the fox drives state now has more liberal provi- are held to cut down on the num- sions for deducting net operating bets of foxes so that predation on losses and long-term net capital losses. There will be more liberal allow- ances for contributions and there is a provision for deducting child care payments by widow, widowers. or low-income couples. The tax rates were t~ot changed by the Legislature. Al~o, the new laws do not affect corporations. Additional copies of the state tax forms will be available from the State Tax Department in ~ismarek or from banks and county auditors. game birds will be lessened. This is where fox drives begin to de- feat their own purpose. That is, when hunters kill rabbits along with the foxes. The first nine reports sent to the department show that three times as many jackrabbits are being killed on these drives as foxes. Rabbits are good "buffers". That means, large predators feed upon rabbits, when readily available, and leave the game birds alone. WI2en rabbits are removed at the same J Money to let our scientists continue their search for answers Money to insure that our productive Money to help our children learn how power will thrive and grow to make peace lasting. Yes, peace costs money~ Money for research and schools and militar~ preparedness. Mon- ey saved by individuals to keep our economy strong. Money saved by you. You and your family can be the strongest force of allfor peace. Every Savings Bond you buy helm America keep peace in this troubled world. Are you buyin4~ as many as you might? Help Strengthen America's Peace Power FIESTA GREETING FOR IKE--While a million per- sons crowded fiesta-bedecked streets waiting to welcome him, President Eisenhower stands at attention beside Generalissimo Francisco Franco as the ~tional anthem is played at the Madrid airport. The first American President in office ever to set foot on Spanish soil, he told welcoming crowds, including Franco, that he had come with his message of peace and friendship from Amer- ica. He urged "working together" for free world. covered 5.8 square miles per drive. An average of 38.6 jackrabbits and 13.1 red foxes are bagged on each drive. Iv most instances, fox drives are sponsored by clubs and money ob- tained from bounties and rabbit pelts is used for some wortthy com- munity enterprise or to add to the club treasury. Most of the drives held actually are held to raise money and to provide an outlet for hunting enthusasm. This is where the problem of getting hunters to let the rabbits go comes in. The money appears more important than logical predator control. time, those foxes not bagged will soon turn to the very game birds the sportsmen are trying to pro- tect. Some sportmen and several wild- life clubs already have recognized this situation and refrain from taking rabbits on fox drives. If the main purpose of fox drives is to cut down predation on game birds,~ others will do well to follow this example. Information obtained from the first nine fox drives reported shows the average fox drive to be as follows: 112.7 hunters took part, and QUADS BAPTiZED--Proud parents Alexander and The quads, three boys and a girl, also were con- Bess Kajouras hold their six-month-old quadru- firmed and received their first Holy Communion plets for baptism by Archbishop Iakoves in Greek at impressive ceremonies officiated by Arch Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New bishop Iakovos, who is Primate of the Greek Or- York. The Kajourases live in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. thodox Church in North and South America. EARN WHOPFER CLUB ~M]BLEaM IN 1960 A new club will be formed in North Dakota during 1960, and the only equipment for membership is that you catch a big fish. In past seasons most of the big fish caught in North Dakota have gone unreported. In order to en- courage anglers to report their big fish, the game and fish department will award an arm-patch to those who report fish over certain min- imum weights. The arm-patch is in the shape of a fish, is 3 by 5 inches, is gold with dark green letters that say "North Dakota WHOPPER Club." Official application forms will be available from department mem- bers, from sporting goods stores and from other places where anglers might bring their catches to have them weighed. These forms must be filled out completely and signed by the person catching the fish, person weighing it and the person who sends in the report. Qualifica- tions are outlined on the back of the application; Any fish caught from North Da- kota waters during 19{}0 will be eli-j gible, as long as it is taken on sporting tackle and taken in ac- agents should have all 1960 fishing cordance with state regulations. All licenses, except non-resident lie- big fish should be reported on these ences, These latter licenses have official forms and will bring the been delayed enroutesomewherebe- fisherman a certificate. However, tween the printers and the depart, only those over certain weights will ment office in Bismarck. qualifyfor thearm-patch award, bAd " l Minimum weights have been mtulsira ors established for the most popular sporting fish that are commonly caught in North Dakota. They are Pl n C fe enc as follows: northern pike 18 lbs a on r e sturge on 20 lbs walleye 10 Bi ma ck channel catfish 10 lbs ling 5 lbs t sauger 5 lbs strout 4 lbs and black]S r bass 4 lbs It will be up to theI The North Dakota Assn. of Schoo~ judges to determine if other species] rate WHOPPER Awards. [Administrators will hqld its annual conference Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in Bis- Report all big fish you catch next marck. year and be the first in your neigh. Dr. Rorrest Connor, St. Paul super- borhood to receive a Whopper arm- intendent of schools and president- patch. Names of qualifying anglers elect of the American Assn. of will be published in North Dakota School Administrators, will be the Outdoors each month, featured speaker. --[2"-- Connor will speak Monday mornr 1960 FISHING LICENS~,S inF~ Feb. 1 on the subject, "Improve. SENT TO COUNTrES ' mdnt of Professionalization " o~ The 1960 fishing licenses and reg- School administrators. ulations were sent to county aud- John Mark, Langdon, is preal itor's offices during the past week, dent of the state organization; John announced Game and Fish Commis- Robert, Hettinger, is president-elect, sioner I. G. Bue. and Clair T. Blikre, Stanley, is County auditors and their sub- secretary-treasurer. ff CARRIES MESSAGE TO SPAIN--President Elxen- ] from war and from hunger mad bower, addressing throngs of Spanish welcomers ] is Generalissimo Francisco Franeo, with whom. on his arrival in Madrid, urges that "we work ] the Chief Executive went into eonfere~e after togeth~ toward a world free from aggr~ton, la fl~-lUm greeting in the Spanish