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t SAUDI ARABIA OIL BORDER STRIFe-Here is the oil border area between Iraq and Iran which has become two armed camps, with Iraq claiming a three-mile stretch of territory along the short Shatt AI Arab river, which carries historied Tigris and Euphrates waters into the Persian gulf. On one side is Iraq's big Basra oil center, on the other, Iran's Abadan. Nearby Kuwait also im ollfleld territory. (Central Pres~) BIG FEED SUPPLY TOP FARM PROBLEM The increasing supply of feed grains, and the effect this supply of feed has on livestock expansion, look like the biggest problems fac- ing agriculture the next few years. This is the way the Center for Agricultural Adjustment at Ames, In views the situation, according to Harry G. Anderson, farm econ- omist of NDAC Extension Service. "For the 1959-6t) feeding year be- ginning Oct. 1 the supply of feed concentrates, which includes feed grains and byproduct feeds, totaled about 265 million tons. This was 18 million tons over last year, making the 7th consecutive year of increas- ing supplies. "Corn and sorghums have been largely responsible for the total in- crease in feed grains supplies m the past 3 or 4 years, but neither is important in North Dakoa agricul- ture," Anderson adds. "Of the other feed grains, the supply of oats for 1959-60 year is down 17 per cent from last year due to reduced acreage and yields in 1959. By July 1, 1960, the carry- over of cants ~s expected to be down to around 200 million bushels, the lowest since 1948. "The barley supply is about 5 per cent less due to lower production in 1959. The carryover into 1960-1il is expected to be down, probably by 15 to 20 per cent below the re- cord July 1, 1959, carryover, but still above average." The decline in feed grain prices in 1959-60 is expected to be mainly in corn and sorghums, Anderson says. The prices of oats and barley, relatively high this past summer and far t~,ve 1959 support level since l~u~'ve~), are expected to con- tinue high in relation to other feed grains. Some selling may occur after Jan. l, due to income management for income tax and social security pur- pcses. "The tonnage of high-protein feed for the 1959-60 year is expected to be a little larger than last year. However. prices are not expected to differ much from the preceding year. "livestock numbers are increasing and increased slaughter is evidence of the increase in feeding. Hogs have increased substantially the past two years. "'Cattle a~d calf slaughter is ex- pected to increase next year. The U. S. Department of Agriculture economists think declines in price will be moderate, barring extensive drought or fear of price breaks caus- ing many farmers and ranchers to liquidate, rather than to build up their herds. "Dairy farmers have been feeding more per cow but are getting along with less cows. It has been profit- able to cull hears rigidly. Farmers have held production about steady for two years while consumption has caught UP. Some price improve- ment is possible in dairying in year i ahead. "Although the extent of entire 1960 pig crop is uncertain, some in- dications are that early spring far- rowings may be smaller, and that the spring production will taper elf in 1960. If this proves true, no ser- ious price breaks are expected in the first half of 1960, and that prices may begin to work upward in the not too distant future. "Sheep and lamb slaughter ha~ increased in the fall months but may taper off some after first of year. Both slaughter and feeder lamb prices have declined, with feeders declining the most Witl~ not much decrease expected in fed lamb prices, some good buys in feeder lambs could mean some profits next year." I "The egg and broiler markets lhave been so low ~hat prices im- I prevement is almost sure to come." developments indicate world trade iu coarse grains is increasing. Another factor h~s been our special export programs. The trend of for- e~gn national policies to empha- size wheat production ilas limited the expansion in prodution of feeds. It is not likely, however, that export outlets will bridge the gap between production and markets for feed grains in the near future. --I:2-- SEED TEST TELLS SMUT PEySENTAGE I If your s~ed .barley carries a 4 to 5 per cent infection of loose smut, it may pay you to give serious con- sideration to buying new seed. be- lieves L. A. Je~son. NDAC exten- sion agronomist. Loo~e smut infection is carried within the seed, and the plant grow- ing ~rom each infected seed will ~roduce smutted and barren heads. herefore, you can figure your yield loss from loose smut by the per- centage of seed infected. There is no practical seed treatment. A grower with no seed of his own, but who intends to buy seed barley, will want to buy seed with as low a loose smut in ection as possible. Along with purity, germination, etc th% becomes another factor in buy- ink good seed. An effective loose smut test has been developed by Dr. Donald Mor- ton, assistant pathologist for the North Dakota Agricultural experi- ment station, and is available from the State Seed 'Department, State College Station, Fargo. A charge of $5 per sample is merle. In figuring the cost of loose smut infection to your operation, if your 1960 expected yield is 50 bushels per acre, and your seed has a 5 per cent smut infection, you can expect a 2% bushel per acre loss, which fat $1.00 a bushel would cost you 152.50 Add the value of your own ~seed per acre, and the total becomes the maximum you can afford to as a replacement---for example, a 1 per cent infection in your new seed would cost you ~ ~ bushel yield or 50 cents an acre. --[:t--- MaTT FARMER LIKES CONSERVATION PIAN George Hardmeyer, Molt, wasn't getting the livestock gain im thought he should. Wind erosion was causing him trouble, and he needed more water and feed for his stock. In 1950 he established a regular soil conservation plan on hi ; farm and in 1959 shifted his 2,2~0 acre lay out to the Great Plains program He has planted trees around hk, farmstead and feedlot, and estab- lished field shelterbelts. He has con- toured some of his farm land, ann established strip cropping to fur- their control wind erosion. He has seeded tame grass for hay and pas- ture. Hardmeyer's program is paying off. His wind erosion problem is way down, and he is making more and heavier calves. "I know it's a lot easier and sat- er to farm strips and contour strips than to block farm," the Hettinger county man says. "Better w~ter distribution and more and better feed has mezmt more and better calves." Hardmeyer cooperates with the Slope-Hettinger So~l Conservation district and is on the board as a supervisor. He was chairman last ~ear. Brunsdale LEG SEWED BACK ON--This demonstration in Moscow insti- tute purportedly ahowa a dog walking on all four legs after its left hind leg had been removed by surgery, kept under refrigeration 30 hours, then reattached. (Radiophoto) CATTLE FEEDIN----------'-----G TR-'T-R--~'~-- co~-~ ~on. re- NOW UNDERWAY AT NDAC sults of thesetwo trials will give The first large-scale cattle re- search project is now underway at the new animal research facilities of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Statioo. Three trials of information on the comparative values of different hay treatments- --pelleted, chopped and long. The other two trials, one contain- ing six lots of six heifers each and the other ten lots of five steers each are on what is basically a trial of various available methods of preparing bar~ey, including grinding, roiling and pelleting, with a standard corn ration used as a some idea of whether or not to use enzymes as an additive to the ra- tion of feeder cattle and if so which one appears the most promising ~or use with an all Nvrth Dakota cat- tle feeding set-up---locally raised feeder cattle and the abundant N. D. feed products. As with all trials with meat ani- mals at the Experiment Station, the cattle feeding trials do not concern feeding results alone, but also the re,tilts or various manage~nent practices, says M. L. Buchanan, chief of the Division of Animal In- dustry at NDAC. The final aim ot all the research is to develop the best means of providing a stable, effic.ien~ and proi~table live~stock industry ~or North Dakota's farm- ers and ranchers. --K?-- SPECTACULAR END TO HOLIDAYS--The soaring flames of a bon- fire and the glow of bursting fireworks are captured during a Christmas-tree burning ceremony m Ridgefleld, N.J. The photo was made by a double exposure. Each year the resi- dents of Ridgefleld burn their Christmas trees at one time. CERTIFICA'I~ES TO TEACI-EERs A total of 2.415 professional cer- tificates were issued to teachers in North Dakota during the first Ii months of this year, state Supt. M. F. Peterson reports. The total includes 1,267 first grade, 990 second grade, 24 special, and 134 emergency certificates. Last year the total number issued was 2,267. Supt. Peterson said 553 certifi- cates were issued this year to teach- ers trained outside North Dakota, 175 to graduates of the University, 152 to graduates of NDAC, 89 to Jamestown College, 249 at Dickinson State Teachers College, 109 at El- lendale, 227 at Mayville, 461 for Minot graduates, and 41)0 to gradu- ates at Valley City. The reason for the lower total at the University, NDAC, and at Jamestown College is that these schools do not train teachers re] regular second grade professional certificates (two years of college), Supt. Peterson explained. Last year there were 643 elemen- tary certificates issued compared with 270 the year before. Since elementary certificates represent only one year of college, it shows that more teachers are receiving increased training and more pro- fessional certificates are being is- sued, Peterson noted. -4:3-- At least 18 infectious diseases of sheep are known to exisl in the U.S. North Dakota' Greatest Farm Coverage --- Gets Results BUYING SELLING Rates: 14c per word first insertion--no ad less than $2.80 12c per word each additional issue, $2.40 minimum SEND DIRECT TO: BISMARCK CAPITAL and ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS Main and Mandan Street BISMARCK, N. D. Pleased with Sen. Norman Brunsdale (R-ND) has been appointed to the senate labor and lat~blic welfare, rules and administration, and post office and civil service committees, and says assignments. He adds, however, that he would like to have served on the interior committee, but that his wishes on this were disregarded. Brunsdale said there have been rumors that an attempt might be made to draft him to run for the balance of the Langer term but he would not accept such a draft. He has said he will serve only until a senator is elected at a special election in June to finish the 4~& years of the Langer term. Since taking over in his new post, Brunsdale twice has presid- ed over the senate for brief periods during the absence of Vice President Richard M. Nizon, who .normally presides. "It wasn't difficult," Brunsdale smiled. "There were no major de- cisions to make. And, fortunately, you have a parliamentarian at your elbow to help you if any thing un- usual comes up." Brunsdale said be was disappoint- ed at the refusal by the budget bur- eau to back the Garrison, N. D. diversion project. Personal CARI~: I,'OR IJNMARIIIED M&THER$ Flo~ enc~ ('rittenton Hom~ III V~th S~ south ~'sr~o. North I~lkota. Wrlt~ super,nte,d* nt for information. All tn- quirle~ confidential. HELP FOR r~NMA~RIED MOTHERW of Mercy, 1505 5th A~enue South gsr~ North Dakota. All lnquirl~ ~onfldenfl$! Notice LARGEST wholesal~ supply in U. l~urnlturo, clothing, eppli~nes$, auto~ and aceessortes, t'~trm equipment, tools housewsres, new products, lmport~ l~ree details. Associated W~olesa~r~ Box 2068-BN, Sioux City 4, Iowa. $tf ltigh*~st prices paid for fur~. F~oxes. B~da'ers, Raccoons, Beavers, Skunks, .l:~ek Rabbits. Write or see Ingemar Pete]son, Ver:~as, Minn. 31 LEARN AUCTIONlffERING. T~ SOON Big Free Catalog 27 Yeaxs Worlds Largest School Mason City 25. Iowa. 27-37 Complete Dispersion Sale- 48 register- ed Suffolk ewes end lambs due to lamb March ]st. O. L. Adams. Steele. N. Dak. Phone Fairfax 7-6597 31-33 Sunny Kingman, Arizona. Level lots, But Brunsdale said he is glad the $95. full price. $5 down, $5 monthly, interior department will continue minimum 2 lots; near fishing, hunt- tng. Box 4217 Annex. ],as Vegas. to back .the proposal, with an initial Nevada. 31-34 he is well pleased with his senate start of 250,00 acres. .i~ :::~:; ~:.;. ::/~ ?::: ~i: ~:::~ii::~:.!!ii}i~i!~ ~::: :~i!i ~i~ !:~i~i!i~~!:i!iii~ ~::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::!:@i] !~!:~ ~:iY ~ "i~ <: ::~:iii~i!i?i~:~ ~."~ -~:i~: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ~:: :. ~:~{:~:::: . :?@:~:~:~!~ N < :' .<:!. '::~!g'~!~;!!~!?.~. ::#~:~:!:~ ~N~*Ns~h2i::e~#&!:~[!:;!:(:~4:::?! ?:v~:?~j~:~:i [::::" ::.:#~:;i:?:;:~:~ .i~ ~ !i~:. " :::;!}~::;)~ ~:: ~#:::ii:: !!i:I :~::i;i!~i!:i~::: :'.::i~, ' ~::: Dr. Margaret McMillan Dr. George Mlckey WHO BLUDGEONED HER TO DEATH?--Louisiana authorities are sifting the life of Dr. Margaret Rosamond McMillan, 39, Louisiana State university biologist, to learn who bludgeoned her to death beside her small foreign car on a lonely road near Baton Rouge. Among those questioned was Dr. George Mickey, 49, dean of the LSU graduate school and a biologist himself. They had a "brother-sister" friend- ~hin. it is reported. ~nd she on]tied his nhoto in her billfold. LKN UeSsS. CONSTITUTION, #OLD IRONSIDES" WON HER NICK- NAME IN HER FAMOUS BATTLE WffH THE BRITISH FRIGATE GUERRIERE IN THE WAR OF 1812. SHOTS FROM THE GUERR~ERE MERELY BOUNCED OFF THE HEAVY $1DEPLANKING OF THE J~IERICAJq VESSEL, CAUSING THE OLD WORLD SEAMEN TO EXCLAIM, "HUZZA, HER SIDES ARE MADE OF IRONI" LAUNCHED IN 1797 CONSTITUTION DISTINGUISHED HERSELF FIGHTING THE BARBARY COAST PIRATES AND DUR/NG'THEWAR OF 1812. SHE NOW RESTS ~ THE BOSTON NAVY YARD,SERVING AS A NATIONAL NAVAL SHRINE. Canadian Camthat h No. CT-233 Wheat Available DEVELOPED BY' CANADIAN EXPERIMENT STATION AND RELEASED FALL OF 1959 MLnot Experiment Station 1958 Yield 1959 Yield Camthatch 52 bu. 28.3 bu. Solklrk 46.6 bu. 27.$ bu. Lee 27 bu. Camt~tch is stem resistant and a bred quality between Cam- stock and Conley. Looks like good wheat for straight combining. Write for more information and quantity prtces. HOWARD HENRY, WESTHOPE, NORTH DAKOTA l.'ast and rertsonable photo finishing, both black and white and color films. I. Minot I,~ilm Service, Box 792, Minor. N. l)ak. 31 Seed An d Feed 5 BULK and Ragged Rodney Seed Oats, Soil Bank Grasses. Trail Barley (low ~tlLU[] btllk or bagged. Ready for de- livery. Feed Oats shelled 3nd l'3~r Corn on hand. Amenta Seed & Grain t'o Amenla, N~ l)ak. 31 Male Help Wanted 25 H.~gistered I'harmacists contact l~trry Brown. l~]astgate Drug Co luc W'alta Walla. ~,Vashtngton 31-35 Livestock 7 Vor Sale: 35 mill( goals tO freshen next ;I months. From $35.~0. Will deliver any qua]ltity. JohnMiehener. l.ak+. Park. Minnesota rte 1 31 For Sale Or Trade I"o1" :gale or Trade: tJttrdvral-e bU~lleSs ill l)e~t f~tl'nling cotnITltlliJ[v [I1 Red it w~r V l| ey, Hendrunl Minn. 28 miles N(wth Of ,}][oorh~'~td. will ~l|so tlath: I(}r t~achJIlvrv Ted Ziegier,l'erley, M inn. 31 - ~,:/ I For Sale 8 i;'o~ Sale: Six (n' tw~qx'e I~Is w|th house . . . ,~,trns sin,ill buildlrlgs very nice . o1' I~tlSilt~ ,~s beside N() 3 highway h,)n, Atwater 8-3238Jacob Knob- lich, Ashley, N. Dak. 81 North Dakota Newspaper Assn. Bismarck, N. Dak. 196(N--31 FREDRICKSON ORTHOPEDICS, INC Artificial Limbs - Stump Soek~ Walkers - Wheel Chairs Repair~ of All makes of Limb~ 1440 4th Ave. N. ADams 5-5047 Fargo, N. D. AGES 17 to 48 BECOME ious. write in. Training with pres- TRAINING CENTER Dept. Co, 3255 Hennepln S. Minneapoll, 8, Mtnneset~ Sksl ,wd infi~netlem ~ HEAVY EQUIPMINT IURVIYIN~ [] DRAFTINO i ENGINEERING ORAWlNa AIRLINE CAREERS RAILROAD CAREERS JET ENGINE TRAININO (d.~k y~ d~l~,) Nomt Phone,4g~ Addre~ Town, , County State - .-