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April 28, 1960     The Billings County Pioneer
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BILLINGS COUNTY PIOI~rEER Spring is in the air and for most of us it means our thoughts turn to raking the lawn. putting up screens and all the various other projects that come with spring cleaning. But for some 80 crippled children across the state it means much more than this for their thoughts are turning to the wonder- ful anticipation of spending six weeks in camp. In spite of braces, crutches or hearing aids, these chil- dren are looking forward to the many wonderful activities of out- door living combined with a thera- peudic program to help overcome their handicaps. Milton G. Kelly, Devils Lake, chairman for the 1960 Easter Seal Campaign for the North Dakota So- ciety for Crippled Children and Adults, said today that Camp Gras- sick (which is owned by the State Elks Association and operated by the Easter Seal Society) will begin on Sunday, June 26th and continue through Saturday, August 6th. The six week session will again be a fourfold program of group living, recreation, speech therapy and physical therapy. A total of 44 professional personnel will be on hand to'work with the 80 chil- dren selected for the program. Included in this group will be two physical therapists, four speech therapists, two student therapist, and speech supervisor. In addition there are 15 counselors, waterfront di- rector, assistant director, and a full time camp nurse. Kelly said that because of the therapy program and the necessity of high ratio of staff to children that Camp Grassick is necessarily an ex- pensive program to operate. Cur- rently the six weeks session plus one week orientation for staff costs $26,000. Jerry Baenen, Director of Camp- ing for the Easter Seal Society, pointed out that parents should make application for camp for their children as early as possible Ap- plication is made at the local coun- ty welfare office where the infor- mation is processed and then sent to the society for valuation. Baen- en added that camper selection is based on accepting the child who can gain maximum benefits from an intensive short-term therapy pro- gram. In addition to the therapy ses- sion there will be separate Family Camping Program, June 17, 18, 19. An Adult Camping Program, August 11, 12, 13, 14, and a Recreation Camp" ing Program for Severely Disabled Children, August 14-27. Kelly pointed out that Camp Gras- sick is only one of many services supported by contributions to the annual Easter Seal Campaign and that over 435 children and adults 'were served this past year by this and other programs provided by the Society on a statewide basis. Mental Health Governor John E. Davis has pro- cairned the week of May 1 to May 7. Mental Health Week throughi i .North Dakota, and is urging resi-I dents of the state to join in Ope~] ation Friendship by visiting thel State Hospital at Jamestown. ] Operation Friendship is a nation- wide pilgrimage sponsored by the National Association for Mental Health to encourage millions of Americans to visit the nation's men- tal hospitals during Mental Health Week. The quota for this state has been set at 20,000 by the North Dakota Mental Health Association, accord- ing to Charles Conrad of Bismarck, president. In his appeal, the governor point- ed out that most mental hospitals in the state receive few visitors. "A large turnout will be the best proof to these patients that they have not been forgotten--that their families and neighbors do care." The mental hospital visits will be more than an expression of per- sonal interest and friendship, Gov- ernor Davis said. "It will give the people of the state the opportunity to see first-hand what goes on in the state hospital, and to decide howe they can help the state hos- pital administration provide the best care possible." Governor Davis expects to visit the State Hospital at Jamestown sometime during Mental Health Week. In his proclamation, the governor noted that despite gains that have been made, hundreds of thousands of mental patients still remain in the nation's mental hospitals. "Their satisfactory progress is de- pendent on the awareness that their friends, neighbors and relatives have not forgotten them," the pro- clamation continues. Progress in the care and treat- ment of the mentally ill is also de- pendent on public awarenes and enlyightenment," Davis said. --0-- POTATO VARIETIES MUST MEET PROCESSING NEEDS The hi~b quality of Red River Valley potatoes has already drawn several potat$ processing plants to this area, and several other large processors may establish plants in the future. ed to processing. Since North Dak- 1 sibility ~hat some day one or rn~re ota and Minnesota are largo seed :: will be new varieties. Further test- ing at Park River, Grand Forks, producing states, new varieties Northwood and the western branch should also be adopted to other po- stations, then in other states and tato producing areas, and ~ould Canada, are imFortant in determm- command a price premium for ing the outcome of the variety quality for grower and provide the Considered are yield early ma- consummer a better potato for table turify, high solids, skin color, tmb- use. er type, disease resistance, and Developing such a new potato variety is difficult and complic- ated, taking several years of testing] and growing large seedling popu-] . I latmns, and needing much green-! house space the year around. At the horticulture greenhc~ttse of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, over 500 pot- ato crosses are made annually. These are made during March and April, wRh the seed extracted from the potato berries in June.Seed is planted in flats during July, scrp- ned for disease resistance, and transplanted in the greenhouse dur- ing August and September. This annual crop of about 25,000 potat~ seedling tubers the size of marbles or larger is harvested as to families during November and stored un- til field planting in the spring. good table and processing qualities: Most potential varieties are tested for chipping and flaking qualities under various storage conditions. New varieties are also tested for scab and late blig~at resistance, and immunity to several virus diseases. I)dvelopm~nt of a new p,~ato variety requires help of horticul- turists, pathologists, entomologists. chemists, state seed department agencies, potato association, grower's processors, and other interested workers. Cooperation among these groups has produced superior new varieties in the past, and will continue to give better varieties, tailored to consumption demands, in the fu- ture. --D--- ~Ever~'body got int~ the ac." of making macaroni. The Chinese are believed to have invented it the Germans supposedly introduced it into Europe and now the U. S. has the largest macaroni in the world, according to the World Book Encyclopedia. THREE MEN WATCH MAc LEAD ~ILVE~ GAMBLING CASINO. ~/Z~ YOU B,~IN@ 2 1V /.O.U.'S? --A$ ~OON A5 FRIENDSHIP--Following a luncheon he gave for Latin Ameri- can ambassadors to the United States, President Eisenhow- or shakes hands warmly with Nicaraguan Ambassador Guil- lerma Sevilla-Sacasa at the White House in Washingtcm. At the left is Ambassador Juan Plate, Paraguay, in background Charge d'Affaires Arturo Morgan-Morales, Panama. ] 7"/-/I,S /S" ,~A:3. BU~K~a'.~ TFIE LOIVE GOT SOML=7"/.H,VG." 7"0 S/-/OPV ,vO(./~ 2~U,~/(~'. 7"/ EY WE'I~E IN ~JOHN'S OFF'IC6"---l~u'r IVANT 7"O aumKE /s DUE /-//M :OW BEATS 2,000,000-TO-10DDS--'~e mother looks on as farmer Wilson Ensley of Douglass, Kan holds triplet calves considered a one in 2,000,000 possibility. Ensley believes he can sell the calves for about $120 each. EAS~.R $~AL SOCIETY DEPORTS NUMBER SERVED It was an important year of pro- grass for crippled ~ldren served by Easter Seals in 1959 according to a report from the North Dakota Society for Crippled Children and Adults. (Easter Seal Society). free loan equipment pool; scholar- ship program; free library loan service. Professional worl~ers who serve the handicapped were alse includ- ed in the society's program reach- ed by scholarships. Nort~j Dakota's contributions to Milton G. Kelly, State Easter the 19~ Easter Seal Campaign also Seal Chairman, annunced that 308 tions and improved methods of re- physically handicapped youngsters supported a national research pro- and 121 adults received care and gram in cause~s ,d crippling condi- treatment and other services from habilitating pltysicall~ handicapped the Society. Kelly reported that major act- trifles were carried out through the following Easter Seal program: Camp Grassick (Elks-Easter Seal Camp for ~aandicapped children): recreational camping for the sev- erely handicapped; Easter Seal Day Camps; Easter Seal Camp for Hand- icapped Adults; Easter Seal Fam- ily Camps; home and community ~rvice program; cerebral palsy training program and parents con- ference; oral rehabilitation; unit persons, operated by Easter Seal headquarters.- the National Soc- iety for Crippley Children and Adults. "It was an impartant year," Kelly stated. '"and an even more import- ant one lies ahead in 1960. Ia the 12 months ending Nov m-[ ber 1, 1959, the U. S. average value1 of farmland and buildings increased [ 5 per cent, compared with a 6 perI cent rise in the preceding 12 months. | 1 7"ONTO, GO GET W/C}~" ~',vA WANT O/~YI PUT IT ON T/dE FLOOR. ~ A.~ ON~ ~t ',~/FF. TO ?.fAKE ~;U~E II"Y~ TH~ L~'V RANCHER BEFORE/ PRY" you/ --AND I L