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January 29, 1959     The Billings County Pioneer
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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER DENTAL SURVEY RESULTS /ii!( i00!,i Pennies Pay for City Proceedings Publication Is it worth the price of a U. S. government postal card each month to know what your city is doing with your tax money? Do you know the "to whom, how much and what for" of your city's expenditures of your money? Those are questions the North Da- kota Press Association poses in a portion of its proposals before the 1959 North Dakota legislative as- sembly. The association is seeking legis- lation clarifying the strengthening present law regarding publication of official city records. Present law requires only city councils to publish "a complete re- cord of all its proceedings in its official newspaper." The associa- tion's proposal would include city commission forms of government and require publication of payment of claims vouchers listing to whom, for what and how much the month- ly payments are made. A random check of North Dakota newspapers now publishing city council proceedings shows the cost to average from 1 to 3 cents per capita per month. A city of about 1,400 population publishes its proceedings at an aver- age per month cost of $15; another of about 3,500 population publishes all city proceedings at an average cost of $45 per month, including bid advertisements and special notices. Another city of 1,200 pub- lishes its proceedings and other re- quired notices at an average cost of $25 per month. Publication of official city pre- ceedings, plus the itemization of how the citizen's tax dollar is being spent--or saved--provides better public relations between the city official (who in private business compares to the board member) and the citizen (the stockholder) and gives each. citizen easy access to the public records. Legal publication is a service item sold by the newspaper just as gas- . . -' ] aline and o1 is an tem sold by the garages. A public body pays for the services and goods it needs like any other business. It does not operate on a charity basis. Thus, when a city pays for the publication of its accounting to the people it is justified in doing so since it operates on a factual and official basis. Contents of a paid legal publication is not subject to editorial decision or caprice of an unresponsible official or publisher. Paid publication o city's of- : ficial actions must not bae construed as a substitute for the newspaper's regular job of news coverage. News is the responsibility of an editor, but public accounting is an official's responsibility to the taxpayers. For four servings of turkey, buy a four-pound bird; for 10 servings an eight-pounder; for 20 servings, a i 12-pound bird, and for 40 servings, a 20-pound bird. REVEALED BY PETERSON Results of a recent dental survey conducted by the state health de- partment were revealed this week by Dr. John Paterson, director of dental health. Dr. Peterson's report deals specif- ically with a survey conducted at Williston the latter part of 1958 and shows the amount of dental decay in Williston school children today compared with the level found when a similar survey was made six years ago. When the original study started, Williston water had a natural fluo- ride content of about 0.3 parts per million. This was increased by fluoridation in "April of 1953 to 1.2 parts per million. Dr. Peterson's survey crew ex- amined 0nly "permanent residence" i children, as he did six years ago. A total of 670 children, grade 1 i through 8, were examined. The changes for the better were considerable, Paterson said, For ex- ample, tooth decay was down 66 per cent, while the number of tooth fillings increased 75 per cent, and "I can't believe this h00ppened to "I've always been a good driver... Never had an accident ... Now this! Why did it happen to me? n Look for the answer in the nearly 40,000 deaths on our h|ghways last year. Who were involved in these fatal traffic accidents? Not habitual iminab --mostly people like yourself, your &lends. Most of them were good drNers until that one time they took a needless chance.., slipped past a stop-sign-hod a foot on the gas pedal and the mind on something else--so intent on prosing the car ahead they failed to see another approaching. 5o keep on being a good drNer-a II the time. Don't take chances ever. Make sure you'll never say, "Why did it happen to rues w He] stop senseless killing on our highways. Drive safely yourself. Insist on strict enforcement for your own protection. Work actively with others to support your local safety Council. Remember--where traffic laws are strictly enforced, deaths go down. New Underpass Will Straighten hip Trackage N00,rth Dakota's Greatest WANT AD Farm {]overage -- Gets Results BUYING SELLING Rates: 12c per word first insertion--no ad less than $2.40 10c per word each additional issue, $2.00 minimum SEND DIRECT TO: BISMARCK CAPITAL and ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS Maln and Mandan Street BISMARCK, N. O. Susiness Opportunities vLivestck!!i T For Sale: Hutchery business in PURE BRED POLLED HEREFORD Boils Hills. L. Maser, 317 Nordbye, and heifers. A. E. Nelson. Wilton, N.D. City, S. Dak. For Sale: Registered. Guernsey bull. year old Feb. 4. 1959. Outstanding herd sire !prospect. Robert Hanson, Tttre Lke. lq. tooth extractions were down 20 per Dak 30 cent.. ......... at Registered Red Poll bulls for sal'e, or 1-----. rteatn eaueatlon, especlany alon,,[ Thee are sired by over a ton hull and dental lines, must be pretty good! out of very good cows. Top bloodlmes. in the Williston area, Dr. Peterson Woelk Brothers, Flandrcau, S. Dak. $0-31 said, because most of the children had received adequate care for their primary teeth. The effect of fluoridation on chil- dren was quite pronounced, especi- ally among those who were young- est when fluoridation was first in- itiated in April of 1953. The percentage of decayed per- manent teeth in the age six bracket hit a new low of eight per cent, jumping to 49 per cent at age seven and to 52 per cent at age eight.! However, the older children, from 9 through 13, ran up percentages from 82 at age 9 to 97 at age 13. It is extremely interesting, Dr. Paterson said, to note the very low percentage in the six year bracket, wlich represents children born after fluoridation was put into the municipal water program. FAST ACTION NEEDED FOR CARPET STAINS Some home remedies for clean- ing carpet spills are still tops for i i mopping up ood stains and putting :an embarrassed guest at ease. Irene Crouch. NDAC home man- agement specialist, explains that the best way to attack stains fron cof- fee, tea, soft drings or alcohol is to sponge the area with lukewarm water. Then mix a teaspoon of neutral synthetic detergent with Vzpint of lukewarm water and apply that formula to the area with an eye dropper. Sponge it from the outer edge of the stain toward the Personal 88 GARE FOR trNARIID OTHIr, Re Florence Crtttenton lq'ome 11 IS'h 8L outh Far. 14orth Dakota. "Write sm- intendant for information. All inquirl con fldential. t HELP FOR UNMARRIED M Counsel and nuratDg care. Wrlo 1o of Mercy, 105 5th Avenue EIoth. ar North Dakota. All ingxdri fldttiaL Help Wanted 24 EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNrIY ReRab man or woman from this area to distri- bute complete line of cigarettes, candy, nuts. or gum through new automatic ven- dors. Nlo selling, we will establish accounts . for you. To qualify party must have ear. references, and cash capital of $7,00 which is secured by inventory, Excelbmt earnings part tim--Full time more. For personal interv|ew give phone, etc. Write P. O. Box 156, Rochester, Minnesota. 30 Seed And Feed 5 For Sale : Baled alfalfa and crested wheat grass hay. Joe Kuntz, 161 South Main, Dickinson, N. Dak 30 Farms For Sale 2 For Sale: 640 A. farm with 2 modern homes, large barn and good out build- ing All fenced and cross fenced. 250 A. alfalfa, 3)0 A. pasture, remainder hay land. 500 A can be farmed. 1 mile south, 2- 1/2 miles west of Dawson; 5 miles east of Steele on good road. Stauffacher and Whitney, Dawson. N. Dak 80-31 For Ssle--240-acre farm with buildings, 2 miles wet end 1 mile south o Ber- gen on Highway 52. Reasonable. Gust Kloehn, Bergen, N Dak. 30 Pets 13 center, she continues and then blot Ful .... ai ........ u -h su l oistur i'- -a'-' ,y r nea caeue aogs. zamoas aoas- p t e rp us m e W n a D tl{ tar Collies, male, year old $50, femah towel or a white paper towel. $45. Go half mile for cattle like Dereon, If that dnpqn'f dn it #n f hiffer[ gentle drivers, extra low heelers all "tin- wi+h n .... r .....  *,,11 e[ Rabies vaccinated. Ship anywhere U. S. A.  b a j  uHx .tuz.t vz ur ........ 1 H w. C. Zmm. g, Ontario, wnegSr "and waerl teaspoon| Oanada. so white vinegar to 3 teaspoons water is the ratio. Miss Crouch says to let Male Help Wmited 25 this work on the spot about 15 minutes, then blot with a bath towel and, finally,, re-sponge the whole area with clear warm water and bl0t again. The detergent and water mixture also works for ice cream spots and those from fruits and fruit Juices. For butter or other fats, apply dy cleaning fluid with an eye dropper and wipe it of with a clean, white cloth. Use water sparingly with these home remedies for carpet cleaning, Miss Crouch warns. Too much will soak the back of the rug, causing brown stains. Always blot up the moisture thoroughly--- white paper towels are excellent for this. Then the moisture and impurities are absorbed by the towel instead of stopping at the tufts of the rug, --CS-- The only sure way to kill wild oats at present is to get the seed to sprout and then kill the plant before it sets a new crop of seed. --CN-- If weather conditions are favor- able, two to four per cent moisture in grain can be removed with un- heated forced air-tpe ders in five days or less. These concrete abutments will carry railroad traffic over the new two-lane Highway 10 approach to Bismarck from the west--lrt of the $1,8@0,000 state and federal highway relocation project. Above: Railroad track whieh now terminates at the edge of the exoava$1on will spsn the steel bridge and Join the preet track on the other :de. State Project engineer, Phil Nelson, and one of his assist- ante, are seen standing on top of the center pier. Ned[son says the steel work on the underpass will begin later this month. Below: Another view of the east abutment and center pier. Concrete for the west abutment was "SALESMEN WAD" leral com- mission offered reliable men for selling well known line of elothiag direet to con- sumer. Ideal work ior atlbitious men de- eirint} to develop own bulneu. Well suit- ed for retired people or those on social sem/ty. No investment required. Over 30 years in bunesS. Write: STAIR WOOLF COMPANY, Fergus Falls, Minnesota. v0-31 North Dakota Newsvauer Assn. Bismarck. N. Dak. 1950-0 Brick ,s beautiful and ever.. lasting, economical to build with and free from meinte- nance costs. Provides better resale value and will make your house a dream home. poured during a 21-hour period which ended at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Atlas Ready-Mix termed it the biggest winter concrete pouring ever attempted in the state. The underpass project has occupied a crew aver- aging 12 men all winter, with as many as 40 employed at the site dring major phases. Northern Pacific traffic now bends around th excavation, but the new length of straight track is expected to span the underpass by spring. Then the highway crew Will begin digging into the present embankment to join the two-loner with an approach from the Missouri bridge.