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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER I Comparing Traffic Codes Pictured above left to right are Floyd J. U!oham, state safety di- rector: Cecil Fausch, field represent- ative for the National Highway Users, Washington D. C.: and I. O. (Esky~ Solberg, chairman of the North Dakota Highway Users. as htey study a comparison of North Dakota s Traffic Code with that of the National Uniform Code, Preliminary comparison was made this past summer by Jake Hodney, a law studen~ at the University of North Dakota. with the assistance ,ff the attorney general's office, who hired Hodney for the safety division ,ff the highway department Because of these highway im- provements our business econoln) and vacation resources will draw more and more out-of-state drivers to the state. Basic traffic and safety laws must be as nearly uniform with similar laws in the other states as feasible so that visitors using highways and bringing busines and tax revenue ~o the slate may enjoy to the fullest extent their stay in North Dakota. Sound Uniform motor vehicle laws assume even more importance to- day on the new expressway-type highways. Serving as an inventory and an- alysis of state motor vehicle and safety laws is a comparative study just completed, conducted by the State highway department's public safety division under the supervision of its director, Floyd J. Upham, in- cooperation with Attorney General Leslie Burgum and his staff assis- tant. Jake Hodney, and other state departments concerned. Material and counsel facilitating the study which is a detailed com- parison of all North Dakota Motor Vehicle and safety laws with the Uniform Motor Vehicle Code" was provided by the American Asse- c'iation of Motor Vehicle Admin- ~.~trators: the National Highway Users Conference and the North Da- !:ota Highway Users Conference through its chairman, I. E. Solberg The study will serve as a re- ference for public officials, legisla- tors and others to point up where North Dakota may need law re- visions to mak their laws uniform with the National Code which is a suggested "standard" that all states use as a pattern for their motor vehicle and safety laws. The study reveals that North Dakota's pre- sere laws are aboul 80 percent or more in conformity with this "standard". The North Dakota Safety Coun- cil. Highway Users Organization and public officials will be work- trig to continue progress towards practmal long ranae uniformity ol North Dakota traffic laws to en- hance motor vehicle travel on our highways and to make travel easier, safer and thereby more enjoyable. F~ Legion I0 Hold SIaIe Oratorical Event March 8 The Fifth District American Le- gion oratorical contest, sponsored by Legion posts in the district, will be held at Bismarck High School March 8 at 1:30 p. m. The winner of the district con- test will be eligible to enter the state American Legion Oratorical Contest which will be held at Mi- not State Teachers College March 15. Any high school student is eli- gible to compete. F~ach contestan~ will give a prepared oration of not less than 10 nor more than 12 minutes and following the oration he will be required to speak ex- temporaneously for not less than four nor more than six minutes The state winner will ,be eligible to compete in the regional orator- ical contest iticos ye As Farm Belt The North Dakota contest to fill the U. S. senate vacancy created ~y the death of Sen. William L. I~mger is attracting nationwide at- tention from both the Republican and Democratic parties as a prob- able indication of farm belt senti. ment, NaLionally syndicat~ed columnist Doris Yleeson reported this week that "For the first time in many years Democrats have a candidate with a reasonable expectation of support from the old Nonpartisan league, which was the backbone of Langer's strength. "The columnist continues: He is Rep. Quentin L. Burdick, son of another picturesque spokes- man for the farmer, former Rep. Usher Burdick. Usher Burdick. however, like Longer, funneled farmer and liberal support into the Republican party of North Dakota through the device of Nonpartisan league endorsement. Both men were famously independ- ent of their chosen party during their long Washington careers but never abandoned the label When Quentin Burdick ran for his father's old seat in 1958. as a Democrat, he got Nonpartisan Lea- gue backing. His grassroots testing for the senate convinces him that ervane 'Iarmers c(~ntinue to regard him as the natural inheritor of the Langer- Usher Burdiek mantle. Republicans here admit that a Macedonian cry has reached them from their North Dakota organi- zation and some of the party's better operators will visit the state this week to see what can be done. Burdick anticipates that he will be running against Gay. John E. Davis. The first question asked by North Dakota Republicans was whether any hope existed that Agriculture Secretary Ezra Benson would bow out before their campaign. They were told no The President, it was explained, will not ask Benson to resign and Benson has repeated privately his public embrace of Vice President Nixon as one of the architects of administration farm policy The North Dakotans sighed but said any other possible help would be welcome. They will get money for the campaign and such advice and party orators as they care to accept. Burdick is also counting on sup- port from the strongly anti-Benson Farmers Union, which has 60,000 members in North Dakota The Farm Bureau and the Grange, where Benson has friends, are less power- ful in the state. P,~0CrAION PLAN UP8 CROP Ir]LELD John Ridley, Malda, has a five year crop rotation plan that has in- er~ his grain prod~lctio~ 10 to 15 bushels per acre and is getting rid of his wild oats problem. Ridley's first crop is a nurse crop for alfalfa. The second year the land is in alfalfa, with the first cut- ting for hay and the second growth left to catch snow and provide organic matter By the first of J,une the third year he summerfallows. The fourth and fifth years are crops, with the fifth crop being seeded with alfalfa. Ridley's Cavalier country soil is heavy, and he has had problems of maintaining organic matter and be- ing able to work the land early in the spring. Wild oats have been a serious threat. The wSld oats are still a problem, but he can seed early in the spring and be reasonably sure he will not lose a crop to the weed. Along with any good rotation. Ridley believes a good management program is important. He uses high analysis phosphate fertilizer and sprays to control weed~ and the~ practices have been a great help in making his rotation plan successful. Ridley has been in the pure seed production business for years He now owns and operates his own cleaning plant to process the seed, reports Fxtsel Boe. Cavalier county extension agent. His rotation plan has helped him produce high qual- ity seed year after year. --Ub-- I~[RS. KJITHI~EN IVRRSON APPOINTED THERAPIST I~hleen Iversl~n, Tower, has been appointed physical ther- apist for the crippled children's services' program, it has been an- nuanced by Carlyle D. Onsrud. ex- ecutive director of the state wen fare board. Mrs. I~erson will supermse phy- sical therapy for the program, in- cluctfng organLzing and direehing field clinics in those areas where physical therapy is not available ----t t--- ] Beef calves born per I00 cows ]have increased from 75 to 80 in t1925 to 86 to~ 90 in the past few -years. N DCI bW Sp IAma~eurArtc ntestwhichis pen theren w" U omen onsor it any he in the state vet 18 Year~ Starting this year, appointments t~ the Naval Academy are made on a 'f I ld. Three prizes are offered in each Four State ~ontests o, the three classifications, water competitiVea principal basiS,and alternaterather thanbasis.or, color, oils. and any other media I Young's nominations, from whom Winner in four of the contests i his is file second year for this con- J academy officials will wake the sponsored by tim North Dakota ttest. At the last state convention in ] selections, are: Federation of Women's Clubs will [ argo and at several district con- Winston Bullard, Grand Forks: [ enttons last fall, the exhibits far IAllan Garnaas, Sheyenne: John receive prizes as well as recognition ~ xceeded execrations. I~ushaw, Thorne; William Gravel- ifle, Walhalla; Douglas Herron. Far- at the state convention May 11-12 ~ --[U~-- [g~o; Harold H. Taring, Valley City: in Vally City. Ch ,ow~o Floth, Riverdale; Colin O Two fall in the jurisdiction of 00sea tfolverson, Enderlin, and Ferdin- Mrs. Olaf Fed]e of Hoople0 state " Fine Arts chairman, and two are in charge of Mrs W. A. Ruff. West Fargo, chairman of the music and art division Mrs. Fedje announces that Vogue Sewing Contest entries must be in her hands by April 23 for judging. This means that district presidents must arrange district judging not later than early March. Winners will model their garments at Valley Cit~y. Judges for the state contest Mrs. Olaf Fed|e are LaRae Generau of Park River, Walsh county home demonstration agent, Mrs. Duane Johnson of Ho- ople and Mrs. Gunder Midgarden of Grafton. State judging will take place at Hoople. Poetry contest entrtes must be submitted to Mrs. FedJe for judging ~Faduating in 1960. Entry blanks bye March 15. Appointed to serve together with paintlng"J mugt be Mrs. J. C. Kenney and Mrs. received by Mrs. Ruff no later than Lloyd Berntson, Park River. They April 1. A $10 prize will be given will select the tthird judge. Poems I y the NorthDako~a Federation to entered must not be longer than 32 he state winner. lines, and any type poem excep~ "Fh second c~ntes! under Mrs "jingles" may be submitted. Mrs.uff's jurisdiction is the NDFWC Three Academies Sen. Milton R. Young tR-ND, has selected nominees for appoint- ment to the U. S. Naval Academy, the U. S. Military Academy and the U. S. Air Force Academy. Each member of the North Da- kota congressional delegation is per- mitted to have four appointees in attendance at the military academy at one time. Three cadets previous- ly nominated by Young now are at West Point. For the one West Point vacancy available this year, Young nominat- ed David Bujalski of Carrington for the principal appointment; as and Redlaczyk, Bismarck For the one vacancy Young may fill at the Air Force Academy each year he may make 11 nominations, from whom academy officials will make the selection on a competitive basis. Young's Air Force academy nora* inees: Allan Garnaas, Sheyenne; Rich-. ard Anderson, Bismarck: Harold Rene Pembina; Peter A. Rice. Grand Forks; Henry Taylor, Fort Belvoir, Va.; Jerry Woodcox, Bismarck; Richard E. Smedstad, Harvey: Pat- rick Durick, Columbus; Wintork Zimmerman, formerly of Inkster; Horace Whitman H, Fargo. and Roger Aafedt, Fordville. first alternate, Rowin Floth of The secret of all-season pa~-~ure in Riverdale; second alternate, Levor North Dakota is to fit the pasture Garnaas of Sheyenne, and third to the season you want the graz- alternate, Robert Gehring of Wash- ing. --k-- burn. -~ Yotmg said five of his nominees The b~m~per 1959 feed gram crop may be attending the Naval Acad- jof 167 million tons is 38 million tons mey at one time, and three are above the 1953-57 average. 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