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m BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER Clair Michels Tells the Beef Story Dr. Tudor Heads Refinery at " Slate TB Group iBDickins n to of cigarette,boer, ol" ant m obiI 's. Norl Dakota Tt'berculosi and Dickinson's oil rofmerv shut ,It has also paid dividends. Surely 'l I-h, alih A.ssn l as elected Dr. 'Robert down no," for about four years. i the annual per capita consumplion [ B Tudor (;'f "Bismarck president, will reopen this summer. [ ~ :,:.;: of 83 pounds of beef is not a happin- i s~iceeeding Walter Rattan of Can- The plant and equipment of the ~ It,stance: something brou.~ht about!do former Queen City Refinery which i tt me,eased pt,on .ce - ' T. n " sh- was declared bankrupt two years " " l'h oh, E. V~flhamo of Wa . promohon effort must lece~ve mac t burn was elected first vice presi- ago after the company filed volun- By Marion J. Piper : of the credit, i dent. tary bankruptcy proceedings, has [ The North Dakota Beef Council n been purchased by a Billings Mont. ['q . I In omer acuon, me assoclauon a - combines the eliorts oI everyone -' "~'~* ;" will "^nt;nu"~ to rel-, company. a major North Dakota product-- mn~ senls for its entire sunoort State Oil Co whose president is W. ,~ounCll I lyS interested in promoting the use of upon the traditional sale of Christ- The new owner is the Pacific beef. Those with a direct stake 1 o T Chappe of Bflhngs. Chappe also All IJ l: n " " ' ;toekm n A snave Is 1 'ei s, been its success inelUdeg livestock, pro-l iuaor sa.tfl mat x,n,ile mena=- iSwithinPresidenttwo weeks f NorthweStto Oil andthe ~$ A ducers, feeders, auction markets, clatton ~'m not.part pa~e. YRefinery Co of Billings comm,ssmn firtm:n st o:kyard~ePaCl~- t e~l~' a:::ti reUt;teaexleU~Ctl;2~::hi~; Chappe said crews will start work N.D. e s- i i ers, transportat - 'n community planning "with other prepare invited to present a story of beef* ant opera~ors .Imanelai, agcncms, ' *onrio pmn~ Ior reopening." " promotion in this colmnn, grazing assocmtmns, zarm ann nve- "',-- ~ . ~, f,~ stock associations and manv others The seals form the only iinanmmrle estimated it would be in ep- Joe Milton, McLeod, president o ' - "support for the association which is oration within two months after in- the Beef Council, spoke at the an-i In North Dakota we have done ' dedmated to the eradmatmn of tu- lhal work begins. Clair ~Dchels Clair Mlcheis, secretary :nf the[ North Dakota Beef Council d the "Drinkirng "Drinking Beef" is a tradition at the N. D. Winter Show barn at Valley City where the Beef Council maintains an annual booth which dispenses beef broth (bouillon) and literature. Sampling the hot broth one chilly morning w~ nual farm-city dinner meeting spon- sored by the Bismarck Chamber of Commerce March 24. Milton said that livestock feed- ing can pay off in doubled income for North Dakota farmers. He de- clared that there is plenty of op- portunity for our youth here if North Dakota land is used right. North Dak~ta beef producers can justly hold their heads high. They are aware that in this fast- Joe Milton set back and let nature take its course is no longei" regarded as an acceptable way of life. Beef producers had recognized this fact for some years and in the fall of 1955 organized the N. D. Beef Council at a meeting of some movi~'g day in which we live there fifty representatives froth all sag- is an ever keener and constant corn- ments of the beef producing and petition for a share of the tonsure- marketing industry in North Da- er's dollar throug:~ every advertis- kota. Congressman Don Short was ing and promotional medium pos- its first chairman. sible. Since that time. beef' has been They further believe that no com- promoted often and diligently. "Eat modity can hold its own or improve Beef, Watch Your Curves" has be- its ~tatus without advertising as well come a slogan as familiar as any or better than its competitors. To dreamed-up by national producers our share; not too much, not too berculoisis. little. Other officers elected were Mrs. We have erected two large illu-I Pau1 A. Miller, Minot, secOnd vice minated bill boards, on main tour- president: Grace Carlson, Lakota, ist routes, proclaiming to the tray- secretary, and Mrs. Henry Larson, eler that beef is his meat! We haveI McKenzie, treasurer. distributed napkins, place mats, I Elected to the executive commit- auto bumper stickers, recipes, pare- tee were the Rev. A. J. Fischer, phlets, and other advertising mater- Linton: Roland Harding, Fargo; Re- Chappe said plans are to boost production to 2.500 barrels a day from the 2,000 barrel a day capacity. He said the plant will produce jet plane fuel under a federal gov- erment contract A reformer will be constructed to produce higher octane gasoline than the plant had formerly produced. ial over the state through booths, itan, and Dr. Herbert J. Wilson, New .[[] CowBelles, Junior Stockmen, news-Town. Democrats Name papers and other media, The association's annual meeting Additionally, the beef council has for 1961 will be held in Bismarck Winter Show Booth was James Graven and Jerome Carlson, Sptrltwood. Serving the youngsters are Judy Keller, Bimmgrck, a~l MrL $. L. Cormoily, Golden Valley, president of the N. D. CowBelles. Photo by Alf T. Olsen .Rancher Short Promotes Beef in Washington another very important purpose April 6 and 7. which is the advertising of North Association director Edward L. Dakota's quality feeder cattle in Sypnieski told members at this the cattle feeding states Your Beef Council has more than advertising as its objective: it has research and public relations too. Working together with several other statewide organizations, your beef council has its "foot in the door", and has been able thereby to br- ing to the attention and knowledge of the townsfolk the true nature of the cattlemen and their cattle oper- ations. A better understanding be- tween producer and consumer has been the result. This is not only good and desirable, but necessary. How has this promotional, edu- cational, and research work been possible? Because the beef produc- ers of North Dakota have permitt- ed a market deduction to be made at the point of sale; because the auction market operators have given their support: and, because friends of the beef industry have recogniz- ed that they too will gain if the beef producer does. High on the list of beef promo- ters are the CowBelles which is the ladies auxilary of the North D a k o t a Stockmen's Association. They have done much of the leg work and planning of our campaign. Without them the Beef Council would not have accomplished any- where near as much. nor as well. Forward-looking b e e f producers take their hats off to these energetic aides, and thank them sincerely for their help. The North Dakota Beef Council believes too that the agricultural income of our state can be raised very substantially through an in- crease in the number of cattle fed within the state. To that end. Joe Milton. chairman of the council also serves as chairman of an active state-wide committee for the en- couragement of feeding more cattle. Results have been gratifying. The efforts of the Beef Council are an example of a segment of agriculture which recognizes a specific need and has set out to help itself. Eat Beef--it's cheap, it's nutrit- ious. and it's delicious. JEEF F ED LOT - FAVORITES t I This familiar symbol has been used extensively to advertise North Dakota feeder cattle in Corn Belt newspapers. year's meeting that North Dakota could be the first state to wipe out tuberculosis. Sypnieski said North Dakota has the lowest death rate in the na- tion and the sixth lowest case rate. Dr. H. C. Jernigan of the Fort Stanton. N. M. TB hospital, said elemination of TB as a major com- municable disease is entirely pos- sible. --C]-- tPSC Asks New MDU Rate Case The state public service commis- sion has requested a rehearing of the Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. electric rate case before the North Dakota Supreme Court. The Supreme Court on March 23 sent the case back to the PSC for further consideration for the rate increase asked by the company in April of 1957. The PSC denied the boost, amounting to 12 per cent on corn- merciaI service and 13 per cent for residential electricity. A district court upheld the commission, re- sulting in MDU's appeal to the high court. The PSC, in asking for rehearing, said the court should have decided that the commission was correct in denying the rate increase. The court did not specifically answer the question of whether the utility deserves a rate boost The Supreme Court said both the PSC and the company erred in calculat- ing the rate base and advised the PSC it could set any rate necessary and didn't merely have to vote yes or no on the company's request. The commission now contends that since MDU is in sound finan- cial condition either its North Da- kota electric rates must be fair or they are being offset by some other portion of the company's business. The PSC said the company had refused during hearings to supply information on other facts of its operations. The court, says the PfiC in its application, should affirm the PSC and terminate the case, leaving it up to MDU to file a new rate boost application if it wishes. MDU serves some 40,000 custom- ers in North Dakota. It has been collecting its higher rates since Jan- uary, 1957. while the appeals were pending. If the denial is eventually upheld or a lower rate set, the company presumably will have to cerdit its customers with the difference be- tween whatever rate is finally used and the one it asked. ---4:3-- Balancing the nutrient content of swine rations is largely a matter of correcting the deficiencies of the cereal grain that serves as the pri- mary source of neergy. One of two illuminated blil-board~ erected by the North Dakot& Beef Council on m~jor tourist routes through the state. This one is near Bel- field. The North Dakota beef cgttle industry hu ~m ,honest-to-goodrich" r~ncher in Washingtan, D. C. This is Don Short, Congressman frmn Medora, the land which "Teddy" Roosevelt made famous by say- ing he never would lmve been President of the Unit- ed States if he had not lived in North Dakota, flr~t chairman of the North Dakot~ Beef Cotmefl, past president of the n~tional organl~tion. Stockmen's Atom. is sho,a~n at the right t E, from S. Dak, as they presented a Father's d~y sticker to "Blackie" Auger, proprietor of Bla~kie's House of Beef in Washington, D. C last year. The slogan, "Make Pappy Happy, Serve Beef on Father's Da~," was ortginaJ~ed by the American Nat- ional CowBelles. "Eat Beef--V~'atch Your Curves," ~lisplayed on the 10@-lb prime beef roast is the slogan of the N. D. Stoekmen's Assn. @ @ The following table shows an interesting comparison of 1937 and 1958 prices. 1937 1958 Per Cent Change Fat STEER top $ 18.00 $ 27.25 + 51 Quart of MILK 12 S .25 +108 Los/ of BREAD 08 .19 +138 Pound of COFFEE 25 .93 -{--272 AUTO 730.00 2.60J.0~ -~- 256 MoVie -TICKET .23 .50 +117 Board foot of LUMBEB .03 ,12 4-300 NORTH DAKO;rA BEEF COUNCIL Nat'l Delegates The State Democratic Convention has chosen the following slate of 22 delegates to the national con- vention, each with a half-vote and joined by the unit rule: Mrs. Daphna Nygaard, Jamestown, national committeewoman; David G. Kelly, Grand :F~orks, national eommi tteeman; Abner B. Larson, Mandan, state chairman: Lawrence Lander- man, Carrington; Reed Argent, Steele; Scott Anderson. Jamestown; P. W. Lanier Jr Fargo; Art Kunert, Fargo; Mrs. Irene Yunker, Durbin; Raymond Anderson Mayville; Clarence Larson, Agate; Elwin Sears, Minnewaukan: James Ma- her, Sioux County; John F. Lord, Mandan; Howard Henry, Westhope; Raymond G. Vendsel. Carpio. Walter O. Burk, Williston; Clair Amsberry, Wheelock; Mrs. Ailsa Simenson, Fortuna; Mrs. Agnes Gee- lan, Enderlin; Leroy Blaylock, Bis- marck; Dale Langford, Bismarck. Alternates: William McDermott, Crete; Henry Lundeen, Adams; Con Rymers. Ellendale: Jess Joiner, Berthhold; John Garaas, Wafford City; Stanley Maixner, Bowman; Adrian R. Dunn. Bismarck; German King, Valley City; James Lamb, Grand Forks; Art Ford. Enderlin. --[]--- LLIST WINNERS IN 4-11 CROPS EVENTS With a score of 35 points, Cass county's 4-H enteries in the 1960 crop' show 1~ Valley City took the sweepstakes award, according to a sunamary prepared ,by iKennet~ Olson, assistant 4-H leader of ND- AC Extension Service. Merit ex- hibt~ awards went to Richland, Cass, Traill, Stutsman. Barnes, 'McLean, t~nsom. Grand Forks, Ward and Sargent counties. The sweepstakes award goes to the outstanding cotmty exhibit based on quality; the merit award is given to all counties earning 10 or more points under a special point system. Individual 4-H championships in each class went to the following ~aembers: Wheat - Duane Dows, Erie; durum - David Bakkan, Min- ot: flax - Duane Sortland, Latch- ville; barley - Malvin Schlicktmann, Hatton; oats - Richard Berquest, Washburn; legumes - Dennis Mey- ors, Colfax; ear corn - Mike Kuck- era, Wyndmere: shelled corn-Alan Randall, Lidgerwood; hay - -Ger- ald Carlson. Spiritwood, and silage Alan Randall, Lidgerwood. In the open class, competing with adul2 farmers, the 4-~*-I members won 24 placings including 8 first, 5 seconds and 5 thirds. In crops judjging in Vhe 4-H div- ision A,rlo Blumhagen, McHenry county, took first place; Adrian Overton, Towner caunty, second, and David Macheel, Richland coun- try third. Leading 4-H entrants in the jun- ior beef futurity were Margie O1- son, Axgusville; John Olson, ~ug- usville; Dieana bIae Moore and Denise Moore. Cogswell; Robert Treifline and Walter Treitline, Wimbledon; Dennis Meier and Duglas Meier. Cathay; Marion Mea- sor; Tower City; Marion Plath, Da- venport; Harold St~ickler, Grace City; and Roger Lyman. Grace City. Highest scoring individual 4-H livestock judge was Charles Troft- gruben of Walsh county. Top 4-1H te~m was the Spiritwood Aggies of Stutsman counts, members of ~hich were Jhon Craft. Gerald Carlson and Charles Meikle, and coached by Howard Meikle. The Mount Pleasant 4-H team of Stu~ county was second, and the tl~sh River 4-H club of Cass third. Maine was once the property of Massachusetts. According to World Book Encylopedia, Massacc- husetts, bought the other state for about $6,000 in 1677 from the heirs of Fexdinando Gorges, who had re- ceived the land as a gift. --4:3-- Shipbuilding got off to an early start in New England. World Book Encyclopedia says~ the f.irs~ ship built by English colonists ir. Ame- rica was launched on the Kennebec River in Maine in 1607.