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March 31, 1960     The Billings County Pioneer
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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER m TAXES TAKE iqR$'r TWO HOURS WORK-qf you're an average taxpayer, you work your first two hours and 16 minutes of an eight-hour day to pay taxes to federal, state and local government. Going right around the clock, you don't haw much ' net" left after paying the rest, either. All this un- gratifying information comes from the Ta~ Foundation. Inc.'re in the big money, forget it. (~ntrat Press) PAYS TO LIST ALL VITAL DOCUMENTS Wait Minu~e--.don't put those ~nsuranee policies and other finan- cial records away, yet. Before you chuck them into the drawer, strong- box or safe-deposit box, you tlave a :job to .do. You need a simple set of records on those policies and their values to keep close at' hand for qu~ick reference. Your set of records should in~ elude insurance policies, personal and household papers, real estate property and securities, social sec- urity information, loans and ot1~er ~nnilar items. 'You wan~ records so that with- out policies hauling out policies and hunting for dates and figures, the following can be provided: 1) A reminder of policy expira- tions, premmms and loans due. etc. 2) An outline of how your in- surance is set up in case you die, az~t the pre!~ninary i n.formation needed by your family and advis- ers to start it operating. :~) Ajt.~-glar~e d~ta ~n policy values as well as a qulc~ means of idenU~ing and locating ~olicies. For help in preparing your list, N'DAC Extension Service has pre- pared a convenient "trheck l~ist+ form, Miss Crouch advises, so you on reques$, says Irene Crouch, ex- tension home managemen~ agent. Your insurance agent should also be able to furnrsT~ you with simi- lar forms. Use a pencil in filling out this formb, Miss Crouch advises, so you can revise the information when changes justify it Keep it in your house, in a safe place where it can readil, y be found when needed. Don't put off this simple, but important, task. Just get the basic information down on paper. It will give you a maximum of ready-re- ference information with a mini- ('IVIL SERVICE OPENING - The U. S. Army rmgmeer District, ] Omaha. will have vacancies for power ~lant operators within the next few months. Salaries range from $2.21 per hour to $2.70 per hour. Most of the va- eancies wilt be in the state of South Dakota. Civil Service examination has been announced for these positions, and interested persons may get com- plete information and necessary ap- plication forms at their I~cal post offiee. --4:3--- With frozen foods, with each 10- degree rise ~bove zero, the rate of deterioration doubles. The first step toward good weed control in the Conservation Reserve program is to establish a good grass cover. ng Five livestock sales brought a l total of $114,444 at the 23rd annual] North Dakota Winter Show which] closed its weeklong run Saturday at Valley City. This year's sale receipts compare] with last year's total of $144,186 re- ceived in six livestock sales. Patterson Hereford Ranch of Bis- marck went to Fettig Hereford Ranch of Burnstad for $1,000. A F[ercford bull consigned by E. W. Richman and Sons of Tower City brought $1,025 from Rowland G. Beattie of Killarney, Man Can- ada. The Shorthorn sale last week'} Tx~o heifer~ went for $800 ea h brought $20,490, bred gilt $5,309,] both consigned by Patterson Here- Angus $36.900, horses $12,020 and ] ford Ranch. The champion sale heir- Hereford $39,725. [er was bought by Harold Sterban of Seventy-sevn head Hereford] of Glendive, Mont, and the other cattle were sold for an average of] went to H. F. Spickler of Grace $516 at the sale Saturday, with 28[ City. heifers averaging $391 and 49 bullsi averaging $587. [ The reserve champion sale heifer consigned by Meier Brothers of The top price paid in the Here-] Cathay went to Ralph and Alf Ped- ford sale was $1,225 for a bull con-] erson of Wales for $500. signed by Miller Hereford Farm of] A two+thirds interest in an Augus Carrington to Warren Gullickson of bull that won Futurity honors sold Solen. for $2,250 to Clifford D. Bush of The champion Hereford Futurity Britton, S. D. It was consigned by bull also consigned by Miller Here- ford Farm went to Arthur A. Krein of Richardton for $1.25. W. K. Reect of Bath. S D paid $1.050 for the reserve champion Futurity bull con- signed by Hoflen Brothers of Rut- land. The champion sale bull consigned by Olson Hereford Ranch of Argus- ville went to Colliers Brothers of New Rockford for $950 The reserve ehampmn sale bull consigned by Charles Pekas of Regent. Another Pekas bull sold for $1,200 to Paul Schoff and Son of St. An- thony. Pekas also sold the top fe- male in the Augus breed for $710 to Clyde and Emma Barks of Ege- land. The average price paid for 67 23 head was $545, with 25 females averaging $396and 42 2'3 bulls averaging $633. The top selling ~ilt was a Chcs- ter White consigned by M. H. Holte ] of Gardner and purchased by Har-~ old Burley of Blanchard for $195. ~n - - r-- 40 PER CEN'r OF JOBS DEPEND ON AGRICULTURE The basic importance of agricul- ture to the economy of the United States is hard to 0vet-estimate, ac- GRASS BOOSTS LOGAN By initiating a major grass rot- ation program on his farm, a Lo- gan county farmer has stel~ped up crop yield 25 per ce~ or more. im- proved Lhe soil structure and water holding capacity of his soil. stabt- lized his farm income and almost eliminated a bad wild oats'prob- lem. cording to Harry G. Anderson, farm ] Herber~ Klein. a former soil con- economist of N'DAC Extension Serv- f servation district supervisor, oper- me. ates 1,080 acres near Lehr. He feels He sites a recent USDA statement that the use of grass in a crop rot- that "some 40 per cent of all jobs ataon not only improves the land in the Untied States are in agricul- but increases proauction. Before working out this rotation, ture." These are jobs important to evrey- one, jobs wi~h futures, jobs with fi- nancial and personal rewards, An- derson emphasizes. "Of 65 million people employed in the nation, about 25 million work somewhere in agriculture -- nearly 7 milton on farms, 7 million produce for and service farmers, and 11 mil- lion process and distribute farm pro- ducts." Last year Ihe Land-Grant agricul- tural colleges and universities re- ported they graduated 7,000 young men and women each year in agri- cultural sciences. These 7,000 per- sons are available to fill 15,0@0 jobs that were estimated to be opened each year to college graduates wtih agricultnral training. --4:3-- Comfortable. tlealthy cows do the best job of turning feed into milk. in which grass and alfalfa have become a major part, Klein wing bothered by low production and an abundance of weeds. Realizing that production costs were ~he same. re- gardless of yields obtaind, he turn- ed to grass for the answer. This Logan county farmer plans *.o seed more grass ungil 50 per cent of the land will be in grass at all times. He also plans to add more livestock. Says he: "Grass- lan(l farming is l~rac~cal, cuts co~ s, controls weedls ~ v~elck~ higher net returns." Klein gives much credit to the Grea, t Plains program and +.o his county extension agent, Otis A. Qua/, for conver%ing his plans inte realities. Among other sound prac- tices of Klein's are strip cropping and contour farming, rotation gra* zing, water use control, and sys- t~me4tic spray~ing o~ broadlleaved weeds. Ranger by LONE RANGER I:~E~I~T ,~JSPECT'THAT [~1 WANT 70 /:IHD o/Jr I~ B#EJVT CAPIM.~S T/4AT" ~ NT PII~; if: IQ FOSTERS TROUBLE FOR FAMILY--Richard Combs, 25. and his wife, Gloria, 26, gather lovingly around their foster daughter, Alice Marie, 4, In Old Bridge, N.J. The New Jersey Child Welfare Board has said that the child, with an IQ of 138, should be taken from the Combses and put in a home with "greater possibilities for the intellectual and cultural develop- ment of this outstanding youngster." Combs says no other fam- ily could lov~ Alice Marie "more than we do." She has been wi~ them four y~J's. The Comb~es have two other children. --I@ ~I~IP@ED ~Y "I'E'N~ION-- ~PA T3/~R A~PT / F.A~I/V~ M~ /, OV, r~] TO ~E IN HI~ CA~/NO, /J~TIL I O~-D NIM TVtO EXPLC~E5 IN DI61~IR. 70 ~ W-WANt I ME ~---4WAM~E~ THE MOA~Y BY NOON. 7"OMORR~OW " IOWN AND COUNTRY- Blown by an ill March wind. the worst snowstorm of the winter plagued city folk and coun- try folk alike. In Philadelphia, a bulldozer tasR force lines up downtown for another assault on drifts which paralyzed traffic. At Maple Hill Kan stockman R. E. Adams waits with his feed wagon as a road crew plows around Adams' feeding bunks for his 2.500 head of cattle, /./OA/E5 7- ~/'/h" 7"h'~:~EAT"ENE~ /.0,~. "8 . . I/~ /