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! BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER 4-H Honor C. L Fredr;k$on One of eight former 4-H members to be recognized nationally for his outstanding contributions to his community and to the 4-H program is Clark Lynn Fredrickson of Dav- enport, N. Dak pictured above. .He has received a national recogni- tion plaque. He is the first North Dakotan to receive the national 4-H "alumni" recognition. Fredrickson's long list of community activities includes service as group recreation leader and trainer, local 4-H leader and member of the Cass County Chin dren's Social Service Center Board. He has conducted recreation pro- grams for Children's Village in Far- go, served his chm'ch as Sunday school superintendent and is now chairman of the Davenport Civic Club. As a 4-H member in 1924 he was secretary of the state 4-H achievement institute which meets annually at NDAC. COOLING OFF--Sen. Kenneth B. Keating (R-N. Y.) freshens up at a wash bowl, in Wash- ington, after the deadlocked U.S. Senate broke off its mara- thon civil rights fight for a recess. Keating satd that Northern Senators might have to resort to an "anU-fiHbuster filibuster" to stop Southerners from waking them with quo- rum calls durlag the night Playing cards were the first pap- er money used in North America World Book Encyclopedia says that in 1685 the French colonial gov- ernor of Canada failed to receive money from France to pay his troops. When the soldiers threaten- ed to desert, the governor seized all playing cards and declared that they were to be honored as cur- rency when bearing his signature. --, ~.-- Careful handling of hens during debeaking with an eletric debeaker not shock them, lower egg production or interfere wiffa eat- ing, bur it will stop "picking" and cannibalism. ADMITS SL~YINGS--Henry Clary Warth, 29, of Hunting- ton, W. Va is shown after confessing, according to po- lice, that he killed two young baby-sitters for his children because he "felt the urge to do it The victims, Ltnda and Penny Quails, 12 and 13-year- old cousins, were found shot to death in his home. Warth was trapped at a roadblock. He had several guns in his car. North Dakota Is Now Tenth Among 0il States North Dakota now ranks among the nation's top ten oil producing states, having climbed from 23rd place to tenth place during the past nine years. Crude oil production in North Da- kota began in 1951. The estimated 381 million barrels of reserves North Dakota held on Dec. 31 amounted to only 1.2 per cent of domestic reserves but the state led all other areas by boosting reserves in 1959 ove r21 per cent. Only Louisiana aLd New Mexico came close to matching such a, boost. Louisiana strengthened its posi- tion as the No. 2 oil state with a 15.2 per cent gain. New Mexico took over the No. 6 spot from Kansas with a 14.6 per cent boost. Louisiana continued its steady progress in grabbing an increasing share of the nation's oil and natural gas reserves. At the end of 1959 Louisiana held 14.6 per cent of crude reserves and 22.7 per cent of all domestic gas re-i serves. Five years ago the state held ] only 10 and 17.3 per cent. ] In the same five years Texas'I grasp on crude reserves declinedI from 501 per cent to 46.8 Its share of gas reserves dropped from 49.6 to 45.8 per cent. New Mexico's 1959 crude increase that approximated 131 million bar- rels moved the state into the billion- barrel class the first time since pro- duction began there in 1913. The state's r~scrves on Dec. 31 were estimated at 1.025 million barrels. New Mexico slipped a notch in gas reserves, however, with a de- cline of 3.2 trillion cubic feet. This permitted Kansas, despite a small decline, to edge ahead of New Mex- ico as the No. 3 gas state. North Dakota ranked No. 13. Mississippi forced the only other change in top 10 crude rankings, moving from No. 10 to No. 9. Com- bined with North Dakota's advance this dropped Colorado from No. 9 to No. 11. Mississippi and Colorado swapped spots in the only other changes among the top 10 gas states. Color- ado took over at No. 8, dropping Mississippi to No. 9. Texas 14,859; Louisiana 4,660; Cal- ifornia 3,762; Oklahoma 1,864; Wyo- ming 1,402: New Mexico 1,025: Kans- as917; Illinois 494; Mississippi 389: North Dakota 81; Colorado 380; Arkansas 312; Montana 309; Utah 194 Kentucky 55: West Virginia 51: Ala- bama 34.2: New York 34.1 miscel- laneous (Alaska Arizona, Florida Missouri. Nevada. South Dakota Tennessee, Virginia and Washing- ton) 9. The gas reserves rankings in bil- lion cubic feet: Texas 120.475: Louisiana 95.852: Kansas 19.981: New Mexico 17,912; Oklahoma 16.651; California 8,593; Wyoming 3.847: Colorado 2,49~; Mississippi 2.486: West Virginia 1,- 593: Arkansas 1.422: Utah 1,264; North Dakota 1.206: Kentucky 1-, 159: Pennsylvania 1,051; Ohio 748; Montana 665: Michigan 515; Illinois 175: Nebraska 132; New York 106: Virginia 38; Indiana 35; miscellane- ous (Alabama. Alaska. Arizona Florida Iowa. Maryland. and Miss- ouri) 181. New Salem Eyes Cheese Plant A cheese or dried milk plant in the New Salem area would defin- itly be feasible although a dried milk plant would bring more in- come to the producers. A committee of New Salem bus- inessmen recently re~urned from an ex~ensive tour of Minnesota and North Dako~ cheese and milk dry- ing plants; said that suc[a a plant is possible because of the high out- put of top qualiey milk here. A 20- township survey around hhe corn- munity showed a 70,000 pound out- put daily. The cotnmittee also g~thered data from Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota universities and ~orth Dakota Agricultural college. ---EN- )EPARTMENT BUSINESS COyERS WIDE AREA Duties of the state agriculture and la~or departmelnt covers all sorts of activities from grasshop- per control to investigating labor :onditions in more than a thou- and businesses. Math DaM, commissioner, noted in his year-end report that the de- partment handled more problems affecting North Dak~Ca.ns this year than in the pa~t sect,ral years. Take the labor division, for in- stance, he said. The division vis- ited 1,042 establishments employ- ing 5,328 women and 428 minors. Thirty wage and eight~ hour vio- la#2ons were discovered and ad- justed by division inspectors. This compares with only seven wage and four hour violations uncover- ed in 1956. During the year there were 110 labor dispute n~tiees Illea, compared 1/o only 85 the year be- fore DespRe the large number of no~ices lfiled, Commissioner Dahl points out there were fewer str- ~kes, fi~wer election~ and few~er disputes investigated in 1959 than in 1958. The division reports sev- en actual strikes last year and 12 the year before. In refering to the grasshopper situation. Commissioner Dahi said an estimated 210,000 acres of crop- CONFER ON ERASING OLD HATRED--Prime Min- ister David Ben-Gurion of Israel and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of West Germany confer in- formally in New York. Ben-Gurion, who came to the United States for an honorary degree, stayed overnight in a hotel suite two floors above that land were treated during the sea- son. Only two counties--Bottin- eau and Burke -- reported grass- hopper control along roadsides. There counties were reimbursed for 25 per cent of lhe cost from state emergency funds. 'icultural r~arketing sarvice de- signed to improve the quality of cereal grain by eliminating rod~- ent and bird contamination During the past year, the pre- dator and rodent control division has~ staged 251 on-the-farm dem- onstrations, baited 65 towns, 60 dumps, and 38 elevators in 31 coun- yt-wide programs. In addition, 260 farm building sites, 2~2 dumps and 15 elevators received assistance from the division control crews. Brand registering is another big job for the state agriculture and labor