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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER BUTTER SITUATION GROWS WORSE The butter situation continues to grow worse, with pro- duction declining and the government taking more each months for the armed services and lend-lease. Per capita but- ter supply (for civilians) is down to pounds this year (16.7 pounds before the war) and point value is so high that few city consumers can afford it if they wish any meal How- ever, civilian consumption of cream and fluid milk is at an all-time high level. Six states out of 12 North Central states, in which most of the butter in this country is churned, showed.decreases as of January 1st in the number of cows over two years old kept for milk. The decrease in Minnesota was 1%; Iowa, North Dakota, 3%; South Dakota, 4%; Kansas, 3%; and Nebraska, 4%. Eight states also show significant decreases in dairy heifers, one to two years old. These states are: Min- nesota 1.4%; Iillinois, 5.8%; Iowa, 2.9%; Missouri, 11.1%; North Dakota, 5%; South Dakota, 5.2%; Nebraska, 3.5%; Kansas, 4.2%. These figures indicate that many producers of butterfat who have no market other than butter are reducing herds and are not raising the customary number of replacements. If this trend continues, it will have a far-reaching effect up- on the agriculture of these states. The only remedy, says the American Butter Institute and many other organized dairy groups, is to increase the ceiling price of butter at least 6 cents per pound and limit the sales of sweet cream. But OPA sticks to its "hold-the-line" policy on butter, and from that standpoint the situation looks hope- less, so hopeless that even the National Cooperative Milk Producers' Federation, bitterly opposed to subsidies, has pro- posed a $100,000,000 increase in the butter roll-back subsidy. Charles W. Holman, secretary, testifying before the Sen- ate Banking and Currency Committee which is considering a bill to extend price control, reiterated the Federation's op- position to subsidies, but stated that since OPA won't raise the price (he favors 6 cents a pound) there is no alternative but an adequate subsidy to secure needed wartime produc- tion. He advocated gradual decreases in the dairy subsidies, beginning August lst; and ending two years hence. These de- creases should be offset, he said, by increases in ceiling prices. Official Washington should cease treating butter as the forgotten child of the dairy industry; that higher prices will encourage production. The public is becoming butter hungry, despite the assertions of the "oleo crowd" that city consum- ers no longer feel they are socially degraded by using oleo, and it is the duty of the planners to see that more butter is produced. * $ * FEWER FARM JOBS IN 1950 The U. S. Bureau of Agricultural Economics estimates there will be 800,000 fewer farm jobs available in 1950 than in 1943, due to technological devel ments imposed by war- time manpower shortages. This figure may be only a guess, but it is certain that it will be larg How those hundreds of thousands are to obtain gainful employment in business and industry, the only alternative pursuits when the war over, is a problemof great proportions. The American people want as full employment as possible, but they want free employ- ment, not government doles or government jobs.--Sioux Falls (S.D.) Argus-Leader. Fin, Crops from Irrigaled Joseph C Paulsen, principal pro- ject supervisor of the Buford-Tren- ton Irrigation projcet, reporting to J. J. Walsh, secretary of the State Water Conservation commission, Bismarck, reveals some interesting figures of crops obtained on this new project. The Bufo~l-Trenton project coy- ers an area of 17,000 acres, which under dry land farming usually proaMced crops valued at $57,000. In 1944, the ~ year under irriga- tion. on 5,200 acres under irriga- tion and 3,370 acres farmed on a dry land basis---less th~n half of the original area--produced $220,- Oppose Resignation MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.-- Min- neapolis officials have Joined l~tn. nesota's Governor Edward J. TRye in the effort to keep Sister Eliz~- beth Kanny in this country. Left to right are Alderman H. P. Bur- gum, Mayor Marvin L. Kilns, chairman of the Elizabeth Kenny Institute board of trustees, and Al- derman Albort G. Bastis, leavi~ the institute after attempting ~o persuade Sister Kenny to withdraw ~er resignation. 157 worth of craps, or a~ average of $26 per acre. The crops produced w ere barley, oats, wheat, potatoes, alIalta nay, flax, ~ r~llet and corn. the 1945 season a numver c~ xar- mers will begin to raise sugar beets, which is a high income pro- @ucing crop. Four hundred, acres are expected to be in sugar beets this season. On the Lewis & Clark project in McKenzte County, also reported on by Paulson, the per acre production was $32.37 in 1944. The average re- turns from this land under dry land farming, was $1 per acre. In 1944 the Lewis & Clark pro- ject had 934 acres ia alfalfa, 966 acres of potatoes, I,I00 acres of wheat, and the balance in small grains, flax, corn and millet. . The Lewis & Clark Irrigauon project was constructed by the State Water Conservation Commission and the North DakOta Rural Re- habilitation corporation. The water commission designed the irrigation and drainage system and superv~ed the construction of this portion of the project. The R .m.'ai Rehab',~ita: tion corPbration purcl~sea me lana and, with the assistance of WPA labor, cleared the brush and/eve/e@ the land and now has charge of the leasing and sale of the units de- velopod. Because of the war, ~re b.hs been no effort to conmzu~ farmstead buildings on this project. GASOLINE REGULATIONS TIGHTENED - tenin A general revision and tt~t~ k~ug of the gasoline v~umuons W~ ,~ " .~ ~ -:~t~Ve MaY 1, when un- portant changes coverx~ of "C" rttlons will be made i~t~"v~ annotmce~ by Harold W. Bangert, district OPA director. Under the new regulatlo~ will be three eligibilRy elM$111ea- tions for oceupattonai mileage per- ferred or unlimited mlleage; semi- .~,~ ~4 mileage, up to ~ roues ,h. non-nreferred mileag up to 475 miles per manta. OPA's aotlon Is designed to bring about savings in. gl~o.line consumptio~ by daU~ rs eligible for preferred mimsge, urJ- ~ in this area who will be a~- -t-& in ude aiesmen-t h ci , buyers, farm managers, and . pm' s%ns connected with service ann insinu- ation of equipment. Definite standards for preferred mileage are established by the reg- ulation, permRting a more un~orm issuance of gasoline for occupa- 2anal mileage by all local boards. LT. COL. JOHN C. MEYER of Forest Hlll~, t, I U. S. Army Air Force European ace with 37~ confirmed kills to hi~ credit, Joins hand~ above with ~ bride, Lt. (Jg) Mary J. Moore, U. S. N. R of Fort Lee, N. J am they cut their wedding oaks at the reception in Hotel Boes~ New York, wMeh followed their marriage. (Intern~tionM) Money For River (By Cong. Charles R. Robertson) Missouri River Valley: Funds for the actual beginning of the develop- merit of the Missouri River valley have been appropriated by con- gre~ thus enabling the Army En- gineers to complete soundings and to start designs for the big clams authorized un4er the flood control bill passed last December. The Interior department appropr- iation bill soon to come before the congress will carry an appropria- ~n for the v~rk to be done by ~hat department. It is generally supposed this will. consist princi- pally of building aams on ~the tri. butaries and the development of irrlga~ion works to use water from them, and the big dams on the main river, plus the disposal of elec~ic power. The Manpower Bill has come to the end of a stormy read by rejec- tio~ in the senate. The facts de- veloped dm'l ngdebate in the Se~- the same purpose by a different method. Negotiation of the bituminous coal miners' contract probably has not interested the people of North Da- kota except superficially. On the face of it, a royalty of 10c oa each ton of coal. to be paid to the Union, for hospital and health benefits of the members would seem a very humanitarian and reasonable re- quest. Petrillo set ~he example by demanding a royalty on sound re- cordings to be paid to the Musi- cians Union, and through the gen- ernslty of the Presider~t hewas permitted to get away with it, If royalty exactlons sre stabllah- ed as a principle, they eouM be ap- plied to nearly all lines of activity at the expense of the consuming public. Such royalties if permitted. would in effect amount to private taxation, levied, collected and used, not by government hut by private individuals for the benefit of a few. A step in the right direction is the seven-point charter proposed to me country by National Chamber of ~ommerce President Erlc John. son, Pl~sident Philip Murray of the CIO and President William Green of the A]PI~ The Charter asserts that "(I) in- ate and consideration by the Con- creased prosperity involves high ference Committee have more than production and adequate wages; vindicated the members of the (2) the rights of private property House who voted against the men- and free choice of action must con- sure in the first im~snce. ~irme; (3) the inherent right of The statement of War Mobillza- management to manage shay be tlon Director Byrnes, that '~he need recognized; (4) -the fundamental for manpower legislation continues rights of labor to organize and e~- not only for war production gage ia collective bargainin~ shall but also for the production of es- ,be recognized and preserve@; (5) sendal goods; and later to facilitate the independence and dignity of the reconversion" proves beyond a doubt tha~ the main purpose of the Wo~k-Or-Fight bill was not to se- cure production of supplies for our troops overseas, but was to obtain power to carry out the designs of a '~Planned Economy" for America, so dear to the hearts of some of the New Dealers. The War Manpower Bill is dead as a dedo,--but watch for new proposals to accomplish individual and the e~oyment af his democratic rights are inharent in the American society (6) the ex- panding economy at home will be stimulated by increased foreign trade; and (7) an enduring peace must be secured." If leaders of industry and labor can work out their problems under such a Charter, the American way of life will be preserved. "D-HOUR"--DISILLUSIONMENT TH~ Ar~II~DE of this German soldier after his capture by American forces in the heart of the Reich tells the whole story of the after- math of the Nazis' dream of c0nquut much more graphically than worda ever written. (International) NORTH DAKOTA'S GREATEST BUYING THEY GET RESULTS ,= SELLING RATES: 8c per word--no ad less than $1.00 6c word each additional issue 8end or Bring Your W~mt Ads to the l>ubltahe~ o~ this l~per, Send Direct NORTH DAKOTA NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION Rismarok. North E keto HELP WANTED WANTED: Reliable middle aged couple for general greenhouse work. Permanent, agreeable work- ing conditions. Modern four room cottage furnished. Thief River Greenhouses G. A. Mostue, Prop. Thief River Falls, Minn. 32-33 WANTED TO BUY I Do You.Own a Feather Bed? Send us you new and used goose and duck feathers. Cash paid promptly. MINNEAPOLIS BEDDING CO. Minn, eapolls WANTED TO BUY: '41 or '42 car. Box No. 90, Bismarck. North Dakot~ 31-32 FEED AND SEED FOR 8ALE SAMPLE GRADE SWEET CLOVER 12c lb. Dryland Pasture Mixture 15c. Write for samples and prices on Bromus, Timothy, Meadow Fescus, early ~h~ hybadd and conuno~ See~ corn; New disease-resisting varieties--Vict0ry, Royal, Renew and Waish Flax--Tregal Barley; Field Peas, Soy Beans, Millets and other forage crop~ G lmm Alfalfa Association, Fargo, N. D. 500 Coop. crating Growers. 31-34 FARM EQUIPMENT ONE 10-20 McCORmICK DEERING tractor i~ good running order two bottom P & O plow in good shape, price $350. George Vik. DriscoIL 31-32 FOR SAL~ I1 foot L H. C. drill, steel box, and tractor hitch, also 10 foot Moniter Horse drill Horace Standard Station, Horace, No. Dak. FARM .q~DS FOR 8AL~ 200 ACRE FARM. 170 acres under cultivation. Full set of buildings. Waiter Netaloff,McClusky, N. D 32-33 FOR SALE: Half section well Im- proved farm--near market, school, on mail route and phone line. Good land, all fen~ed ~nd cr0~ fence& J K Engh, Bismarck, No. Dak. 32-~ BEAUTIFUL HOME FARM FOR grain and livestock courtanay district Stutsm~ County N. D. 7 room house, l~rge ham with lean, Granary, chicke~ house, excellent well Black loan soil, ~mooth lay- tug 2-3 tillable, 'woven and barb wire fenced pasture. Good ~ant, possession this fall. Buy early, plan to move on in fall Farms with good buildlnss at a premium, Paul E. Simmons Box 1654, Jamestown. North Dakota. 31-m TRADI~ S~OOI~ LEARN AUCTIONEERING ter~ soon, ~ee catalog. ~ Aucti~ School, Austin, Minn. L~4t MO~ MARK EVERY GRAVE. Haw r well done at lowest c~L Writ~ for price list LaRue and Schreinm Bismarck. ~Rl North Dakota Newspaper Association, Bismarck, N. D.---32--45. Pauls0n Named Insurance Deputy A. M. Paulson, Bismarck, former. ly of Valley CRy, has been appoint- ed deputy commissioner of the In. surance department, according to the announcement of S. A. Oisness insurance commissioner. He suc- ceeds E. F~ Swauston, who resigned last week. Paulson has been secretary of Post War Planning Commission since its organization in July, 1940. William M. Schantz Certified PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT --ea4-- TAX CONSULTANT ~ ~L, mulws~ Bismarck, North Dalmta W~FIB~4AJ~ WANTED: Woman for floor work, good wages, good living and splendid opportunity to serve God and humanity. Write or call the Old PeOple's Home, Valley City, North Dakota. 32-33 WANTED: Girl for house work wil pay $75 monthly minimunt Phone 208 Jamestown, collect. Ask for May or write Box 1149. 31-32 WANTED: girls and women for kitchen and dining room help, apply to the housekeeper, Bis- marck Hospital, Bismarck, North Dakota. 31ft. WOMEN WANTED Everywhere. Take orders for America's fline~t pop, price dresses. Sizes 9 to 40 in- cludi~g half sizes. Spring line ready for immediate delivery. Earn $~00 per day part time. Write Frocks. 2829 Park Ave. Minneapo]~ 7, Minn. I~I MISCE~NEOUS FOR SAL~ NEW Continental, Royal, Glider and Superior trailers in stock. K W. Lyons Jamestown, No. Dak. 32,33 SINUS AND COLD S~. For prompt relief use sINe. CLF, AR. Send one dollar for berth with direction.~ Money ba~.k antee. 1t. Brooks, 150 So. Lexingto~ Pkwy St. Paul (5) Minn. 31-~ LIVF~TOCK FO~ THREE registered Angus Bulls, 2 and 3 years old. Good ones. H. C. ScholL Washburn, N. Dak. 32-33.34 BULLS, BULLS, see the big rug- ged Angus bulls at Oak Coulee Ranch before you buy. John Daw- son & Son, Maadaa ~.~ PURE BRED POLLED HERRFORD burnA.E,Nelson,Wflto~ N, D. 15 ft, and P Mluctien Loam at 4Va% a Year Cm4 IK Nik~N, N. D. sram m AId m m Dkklmm .AmmD e r ANGUS BULI Pure. . ar registered. Best :~eedmg. Prices from $1,q0.0~. Ber~ ~ Boars, sired by the Bree~ eam~ slr~. Hartley Stock Farm, Page, N. Dak. BUSINESS OPPO~ FOR SALE BY OWNER: A going Lumber, Hardware and In- ternational Harvester ma~ business. Good brick and tile Imfld, ing 50x150. Only business this na- ture in town. Did good businem In recent past, excellent future pros- peers. Reason age and health. Ad- dress Box 136 Braddock, N. D. 31-35 FOR SALE: Store building; and fixtures. Large business vol- ume of general marchandise, dry goods, groceries, shoes and hard- ware. Bank exchange and Cream- ery in good trade territory. Write for information. Box 90 Bismarck. MILD NON. SURGICAL TREATMENT. Fistula, Fissure and other rectal diseases, except cancer, treated su cessfuiiy. DR. C. L. 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