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? BILLINGS COUNTY', PIONEER Schoolmen Brace for Rising Costs la Officers of the North Dakota As- sociation of School Administrators. left-to-right: John Mark ~,[ Lan~- ~on. outgoing president: John Rob- .~rts of Hettinger, president for the coming year: Minard McCrea of Valley City, president-elect: and Clair T. Blikre of Stanley, re-elect- ed secretary -treasurer. The group ,net this week in Bis- roareR. Dr. Forrest Conner, superintend- ont of schools at St. Paul and presi- dent-elect of the American Asso- ciation of School Administrators. told members, he thinks education expenses will double during the next ten years. He attributed the rise not only to rising cost of facil- ities schools provide but also to the increased volume that school sy- stems will have tn provide for in Lhe ensuing decade. Conner said that in St Paul 9t1 per cenl of the school system bud- get is taken up by salaries. To cut salaries, t.e saM, would lead to second class education. Crux cf the financial pinch, said Conner is that local school systems are backed mainly by local property ~axes. whereas only 25 per cent of the nation's wealth is in real estate. He said education must have sup- part from all three levels of tax- ation local, state and federal--and added: "Four out of every five dollars is in the hands of the federal gov- ernment. And education is no long- er a matter of strictly local con- cern.' He sees a solution in what he called federal participation in fi- nancing, although he said he is op- posed to federal aid on the basis of "'the Great White Father handing gifts to his children." VICE PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON AND HIS WIFE, PATRICIA / ,~IXON |N SPOTLIGHT-The portrait at top of Vice President 1rod Mrs. Richard M. Nixon was released in Washington on his 47th birthday, when it was announced that he has "will- ingly" but informally made himself a GOP Presidential candi- date. Bottom, Nixon is officially registered in Concord for the New Hampshire primary ballot by Gov. Wesley Powell and Secretary of State Harry E. Jackman. Spokesmen asid that NixOl) ~ aim enter the Oregon and Ohio primaries. . J e NDAU BROCCOLI 18 EARLY, PRODUCTIVE North Dakotans will be able to enjoy one of the more delicate members of the cabbage amily in the fairly near future with the re- lease of the new broccoli variety, Mandador by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. Mantador Is a rather dwarf, very early variety well adapted to the North Dakota season. Seed is now being increased by commercial seedsmen, and in another year it should ~>e readily available to home gardeners, says Neal Holland, NDAC assistant in horticulture who is doing vegetable breeding work in the Department of Horticulture. Broccoli is grown much like cab- bage. It can be sown directly into the garden early in the season, or transplanted from seeds started m- doors or bought from commercial so u rces. The entire plane is edible, but usually only ~he cluster o1 buds and a few of the more tender leaves and portions of the stem are eaten. If left to flower, the cluster of buds become a head of yellowish flowers, each with four petals, common to all members of the cabbage and mustard family. If the center cluster of buds is cut for the table, smaller side heads develop which may in turn be cut, throughout the season. Mandador Is is very prolific in producing a con- tinuing crop of side shoots. The same few insects pests that bother cabbage, cabbage worms, 'loopers" and aphids, also thrive on broccoli, and the same treatment is suitable for the "cousin" vege- table, In general, the same cultural methods as for cabbage will grow good broccoli. Mantador broccoli is one of a long series of new vegetable varieties developed by th :NDAC Depart- ment of Horticulture and Forestry. A new tomato variety, Sheyenne, early, productive and disease re- sistant, was also released this year. Breeding work is continuing in many other differant lines of vege- tables, fruits and ornamentals. Trail West Offers Essay ConIest Prizes A statewide essay contest in which fifth through eighth grade pupils will write the history of Old Ft. Abraham Lincoln south of here, and the men who were stationed there m pioneer days has been an- nounced. Prizes of $100. $50 and $25 are offered by the sponsor, the Man- dan Historical Assn producer of Trail West. outdoor drama dealing with the 7th U. S. Cavalry and its commanding officer. George A. Cus- ter. The drama, first produced last summer at a amphitheater near the site of Ft. Abraham Lincoln will be presented again this sea- SOn. The essays are to based on his- torieal facts relative to the military post and the part the men who were stationed there played in the westward expansion of the country, the historical importance of early- day North Dakota in the develop- ment of the West and the reaction of the Indians to this expans;.on as revealed by history. Closing date of the contest is April 15. The three top essays will be determined in each county, and these essays will be judged in the state contest, which closes May 15 Contest rules may be obtained from county superintendents or from Trail West, Box 541. at Man- dan. FOX HUNTING POPULAR IN N. D. More people have been fox hunt- ing in North Dakota this winter ~han in any prewous year accord- ing to figures compiled by the game and fish department. Fox hunting this winter has thr- eatened ~o replace winter fishing as our numbers one winter out- door sport. Aerial hunters have been very active due to a good snow cover over most of the state ever since the season began. Early in the winter orgarized fox drivee were attracting more sports- men t'mn ever before. However. deep snow in northern counties has curtailed this sport there. But such drives still are popular in southern eotmties, where snow is no~ atmnd- a-nt. The use of propeller-driven snow" sleds has picked up tremendously in eastern otmties since the first of the year and use of greyhounds has reached an all-time high in the s~ate. In Ransom county, alone over greTho~nds are being used for hunting red foxes. , Fox trapping is still popular a- mon~ trappers in the eastern part of this sta~, and the use of pred- a~r calls has picked up somewhat in all areas. In some areas of the state hunters report foxes not as abundant as re- l~rted, but there appears to be a good supply in most counties. Jack- rabbits are very scarce in all areas fl~is winter. Fox pelts ore worth much more at the fur dealer's than in ~.e past few years, bringing from |I.~ to $I.~0 in some pl~,es. @ COydeht ItS. President Elseulmwer cut the ribbon to the First W orid Agriculture Fair at New Delhi, India, where North Dakota is exhibiting hard red spring wheat and durum, according to Paul E. R. Abrahamson. adminlstrater of the North Dakot. State Wheat Commission. Widely acclaimed by Indian government leaders and a~'t- culturtsts, the American exhibit e~t $~,500,~. Over 1,00O,000 people will see the Fair. The North Dake4a exhibit was arranged by the N. D. Experiment SteUou. Lashkowitz i0 Head Board for NPL Leader Fargo Mayor Herschel Lashko- witz was elected board chairman of the Leader Saturday. The Leader is the North Da- kota Nonpartisan League's official newspaper. Lashkowitz and Duncan Fraser t of Williow City were each elected1 to three year terms. Lavern Schoed- [ er of Reeder was elected for a two- year term and K. W. Simons of Zap was named to a one-year term. The Leader board will meet Sat- urday in Jamestown to develop a new editorial policy for the Leader, which has been published ~our times a year. It has been a weekly, bi-weekly and monthly at various stages in its history. Lashkowitz advocates changing from tabloid to regular newspaper size. publishing weekly and hiring a professional newsman to run the paper. Simons has served recently as Leader editor. The board elected Schoeder vice president, Simons secretary and O. E. Johnson of Bismarck treasurer of the Leader Publishing Co. Anson J. Anderson of Bismarck, Francis Daniel of Fargo and Joe Gumeringer of Esmond all resign- ed from the board. A financial report said the Lead- er came out $544.12. ahead last year but owes some $600 rent jointly with the NPL. TRAPPING TAKING PLACE Game division biologists are con- ducting the annual deer census and livetrapping pheasants this winter, announced deputy commissioner Wilbur Boldt. Biologls~ and p11ots are taking advantage of the snow cover lx~ get can be readily seen from the air A anow cover also permits biol- ogists to "bait" pheasants into live- traps. These popular upland game birds are being trapped, ~gged and released. Pheasants are showing up in goodly rmmbers over most of tl~ primary pheasant range and are in good condition. as much of ~e state covered as po~ The bumper 1959 feed grain crop sible in the annual whitetail deer census. Much of North Dakota has already been covered. A good snow of 167 million tons is 38 million tons cover is required so that the deer above the 1953-57 average. STRATEGY SESSION- Two Democratic presidential nominee hopefuls, front-running Senator John Kennedy of Massachu- setts and (right) Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota, get together at Democratic strategy session in Washington. It takes money to keep our jet pilots up them patrolling the skies Money to let our scientists continue their search for answers Money to in m that our productive power will thrive and grow Money to help our children learn how to make peace lasting. Yes, peace costs money. Money for research and schools and military preparednem. Mon- ey saved by individuals to keep our evonomy strong. Money saved by you. You and your family can be the strongest force of all for peace Every Savinp Bond you buy helps America keep peace in troubled world. Are you buying many you mi htf Help Strengthen America's Peace Power