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/ BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER Camp Grassick Dates Set Camp Grassick, Elks-Easter Seal I camp for handicapped children, will ope:z Sunday, June 23rcb an close Sunday, August 4th, according to announcement made by Jerry Baenen, camp director. Baenen pointed out in his an- nouncement that there wail be a program of physical therapy, speech therapy and general camping, in- cluding swimming, crafts, archery: dramatics and nature lore. It was stressed by Baenen that camp facilities limit the number of children who can be accepted to 80. Children selected must be between the ages of 7-5 and can benefit from physical or speech therapy. Applications for children to attend Camp Grassick should be made now by contacting the local county wel- fare office where forms are avail- able. A deadline of May 18th has been RECORD GRAIN SUPPLIES IN BIG FOUR COUNTRIES Grain supplies were at an all-time high in the four principal exporting countries--the United States, Can- ada, Argentina, and Australia, ac- :ording to information available to he U. S. department of agriculture. The total supply of 225.7 million short tons of the five principal grains exceeded the previous record of January 1, 1956, by about 8 mil- lion tons. New records for total supplies of corn and barley accounted for the new high level, more than offsetting reductions from last year's record supplies of wheat and oats. New record grain supplies are reported l for each of the countries except Australia. [ The U. S., with record stocks of I 160 million short tons of grain on[ January I, accounts for 71 per cent of the total in the four countries. The new U. S. record is largely due to the very high level for corn in this country. Stocks of other U. S. grains, though generally high, are below their January 1956 record level. Greatly reduced wheat produc- tion brought Australia's total grain stpplies down to almost 8 million bushels---the lowest level since 1953 but still above the 1945-49 average. On the other hand, Canada chalked up a gain of  million short tons over January 1, 1956 principal grain supplies, totaling 42.7 million short tons at the beginning of 1957. Argentina's total grain supply on January 1 was estimated at 14.6 million short tons---one of the larg-! est supplies of record and 28 per cent larger than a year earlier. ......... I Exports from the "Big Four" example oI .now contributions to[ enl]ntries have e v he t ............... b_en heav_. W a the Easter Seal appeal helps hand-I exhorts from the U. S., Canada, and icapped children to enjoy camping!Australia have been running con- activities. THREE APPOINTED TO MEDICAL LOAN BOARD The state board of higher educa- tion announces that George Sau- tour, Paul Benson and Dr. E. L. Grinnel have accepted appointments as members of the medical center loan fund board under the terms of a law exacted at the session o! the recent legislature. All three are from Grand Forks. Ex-Officio members of the loan board include Dr. T. H. Harwood, dean of the medical school and E. W. Olson, the business manager at the University. Loans may be made to qualified applicants in amounts not to exce- ed $2,000 a year for the purpose of completing the third and fourth year of medical study at institu- tions which offer a full four year set for receiving applications. I program in the field of medicine. This program which is provided Not more than $75,000 may be through the cooperative effort on loaned in one year. The one-mill the part of the State Elks assn., the l,levy which supports the Medical public welfare department, who center at the University is the formerly operated the project and t source of funds for the loan pro- the Easter Seal Society is another gram. Here's A Way To Fresh Vegetables Dai] y PLANTING DATA for VEGETABLE PLOT DAYS TO TABLE SIZE HARVEST FROM I SOWING lASTS GROW FOR 4 PORTION SEIWING 45"53 4 WEEKS I FOOT 55-60 6 WEEKS I FOOT 60-8'0 8 WEEKS 2 FEET 45-7S 70- 90 ' '60 "3 WEEKS 2 FEET ,4b-7S 2 WEEKS ' 1 I/2 FEET 40-50 Z WEEKS 3 FEET 65-105 ......... I0 DAYS 4 FEET' 21 4 WEEKS 2 FEET 6 WEEKS I FOOT 4 WEEKS 2 WEEKS i W,EK ' "2 WEEKS I FOOT 3 FEET VEGETABLE CROP SNAP . \\;-"'- 00M00ERs  KOI4LRABI f52.r 6%,,:, ON,oNsErs I FOOT 1 I FOOT 6 WEEKS I FOOT PEAS  60-75 EARLY 2 S SU/MEa 45 P.ADIStlE$ W/NTE 60 CUT THIS OUT AND PAJTE ON CARDBOARD FOR REFERENCE high quality period. Knowing the, you then can sow enough to produce the family needs from each harvest, without waste, and then plan repeated sowings, timed so your needs are pro- vided all season. Some vegetables require only one sowing for the entire sum- mer. For these, too, the space allotted each shouldbe balanced with the family's needs. Here are the harvest statistics of some typical vegetables: Days to irdy crops table eL Broccoli . . fO days Celery . . .140 days Kale . . 60 days Leek . . . 90daya Paraley . . 70 days Pareni D . . 95 days Salsify . , .t00 day Swiss chard . 60 daya New Zealand spinach . . 60 days Tender crops Eggplant . . 90 days Peppeza . . 60 days Late tomatoes 80 days Regardless of frequent frosts, hardy crops should be sown as soon as the ground can be worked. Tender crops, and all plants started under protection, should not be sown or set out in the garden before the danger of frost has passed. The estimated yields for toma- toes and cucumbers on the above table can be obtaine only if the plants are trained on stakes or fences, to reduce the ground space occupied. Qrow fo/ a family serving 2 ft. in row ft. in row ft. in row 2 ft. in row 6 tn. in row 2 ft. in row 2 ft. in row Sin. Sin. 1 ft. In row 1 ft. in row 6  staked Next to its fun and healthy exercise, probably gardenlng's greatest pleasure comes from a big harvest of fresh vegetables to delight your family and friends. To make sure that every- one gets plenty of his favorites when they are at their flavorful best, take a family vote on what to plant. No matter how small the vege- table garden, it should be planted with a view to an evenly dis- tributed harvest which won't be wasted. First, estimate in ad- vance how much of each crop your family and friends can use during the pexiod when its qual- ity will be highest. Then, several plantings can be made, so that when the first crop has passed its prime, another will be needy to harvest. The table above shows how long the wait is for 12 popular vegetables to reach table size and, also, how long these vege- tables will remain in good con- dition in the garden. The last section of the chart shows how much 4pace in the row is need- ed to produce one serving of each vegetable for the average family of four. This last factor is essential to planning a garden's probable production. Another point to con- sider, which only the meal plan. ner in the family will know, is how many servings of each veg- etable you will want during its siderably higher than for the same period last year. Though Argenti- na's exports have been smaller, the comparatively large wheat harvest recently completed provides s somewhat larger surplus for export than country had available in 1956 ------------Stop Road Horrors BOIVMAN FARIVIER IS FRIEND OF WILDLIFE "Our wildlife habitat has brought many happy moments to us and many others, either for hunting or just watching, the birds and ani- mals," says C. W. Fries who farms 3 miles north and 2 miles west of Scranton. He cooperates with the Bowman soil conservation district. B e f o r e conservation practices were applied, wind erosion was a major problem, with water erosion also present. There was almost no wildlife present. All of Fries' farmland is now strip farmed on a 2-year rotation. I Stubble mulch on summerfallow is used on fallow strips. A 20 percent increase in yields has been noted and there is less wind and water erosion since conservation practices were applied. The soil now has a better amount of organic matter and is easier to work. Fries developed his wildlife habi tat by planting 5 acres of trees near a water hole. This gives ample cover and feed for wildlife near a source of water. Tt is now one of the finest wildlife habitats in the district. Free-Wheeling or -MINNIE'S A HEROINE---SHE SAVED A PIGEON MINNIE, Siamese cat belonging to Joseph Menex of Cambridge, Mass., poses with the heroism medal she got from a cat food company. She brought home a pigeon with a broken leg. Minnie is flanked by her frisky offspring, Kate and Duplicate. (International Soundphoto) JORDAN STUDENTS DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE WEST CARRYING BANNERS and chanting anti-West slogans, these Jordanese demonstrators, mostly students, staged a large protest rally in Amman against the "Eisenhower Doctrine" and the West in general. Al- though there was no violence reported, speakers blasted the "imperialists" and demanded confederation with Syria, which has sent troops into the country during the cabinet crisis. (International Radiophoto) Cass county paid $1,800,259.33 in sales and use tax in 1966, which was 13.28 per cent of the state total, and which amounted to $30.58 per per- son in that county. Let's Put the Show on the Road Children and dogs can now get the benefit of medicine's newest motion sickness preventives thanks to small, raspberry-flavored Bonadette8 which van be swallowed without water to provide all day protection against motion sickness. The family drive ranks high on the list of favorite American past-times. Much depends on the weather forecast and on the condition of the family car. More depends on the woman of the house to insure the comfort of all members of the family. One of the chief bugaboos is car sickness, most common in children under seven years of age (though many adults, too, are acquainted with the queasy symptoms). One child with car sickness can spoil the enjoyment for the whole family and lead them to curtail their motoring jaunts. What causes car sickness ? One answer comes from the famous Gesell Institute of Child Develop- ment, where scientists have ob- served that "oftener than not, a visual factor seems to lie at the basis of car sickness." Eye strain due to motion can disturb an over-responsive young- ster to the point of nausea and beyond. Frequently this can be relieved by having the child lie down or lean back with his eyes closed. If you know beforehand that a child has a tendency to become car sick, interest him in some activity on the floor of the car, an activity that does not re. quire close eye work. Never sug- gest reading or studying road- maps. Although the causes have not been definitely traced, scientific research has come up with new motion sickness preventives that are safe enough to be sold with- out a doctor's prescription. One, called Bonadettes, gives 24-hour protection to children, adults or even the family pet---and tastes enough like candy to go down without water. Rest and diet" are two other mints to watch to avoid physical tpset. Often the idea of an out- ng excites the child to a point vhere he will decide he doesn't ant his nap. Decide him the other waya nap gives him the extra staying power he needs. Go easy on the between-meal sweets and hard-to-digest snacks. A good hot meal, at the usual time, will refresh and not upset him. r400 EXPRESS INTEREST IN UND SUMIER INSTITUTE More than 400 inquiries from 33 states have been received concern- ing the University of North Dako- ta's Summer Institute for High School Teachers of Science and Mathematics, scheduled June 17- August 9. J. Donald Henderson of the UND physics department, director of the institute, said the University is gratified at the "extensive' inter- est" in the institute, the first of its type to be held at UND. The Uni- versity received a $63,500 grant from the National Science Founda- tion in December for sponsorship of the 8-week session. Successful applicants will be gi- ven $75 per week, plus $15 per week for each dependent (to a max- imum of four.) Tuition or fees and a travel allowance also will be paid. Courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics will be given. The National Science Foundation spon- sors the institute in an effort to de- velop the nation's scientific man- power potential. Visiting lecturers will include Carl H. Denbow professor of ma- thematics at Oliio University, and Emory D. Fisher, chemistry profes- sor at the University of Missouri school of mines and metallurgy. Henderson will be the third full time staff member. In addition, eight special lectures who have gained national recognition in their fields will present a series of lec- tures. In addition to providing high school teachers with an opportun- ity to strengthen their training in subject matter, the institute will provide for the pooling and ex- change of information on curricu- lum developments, science projects, new teaching aids, and successful techniques "of teaching, said Hend- erson. top Road Horror--.---- 2"/2 FAKM JOBS OPEN IN STATE A shortage of 272 farm hands for work in North Dakota is reported by the State Employment Service with very few workers reporting from outside the state. The weekly labor bulletin said field work has ,been delayed due to snow and rain in the southeastern and part of the western section of the state. A heavy demand for workers is expected when weather conditions rmpr0ve. Farm jobs are available at all regional offices of the State Employment Servfce. --------Stop Rod Horrors------- CROW SHOOTING BEGINS Shotgunners need not put away their favorite fowling pieces just yet. Sportsman can keep that shooting eye in practice and do wildlife a good turn at the same time by going crow hunting this spring. Crows are arriving in large numbers over most of the state and many sportsmen's clubs are starting their annual crow shoot- ing contests. From now until July 1st, hunters may carry shotguns afield. THEY'RE MARRYING YOUNGER UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA psychology department figures show this youngerward movement of marriages. The median age is exactly between youngest and oldest persons involved. "Early dating" and "going steady" are given as principal reasons. The university studied mental health hazards of young marriages.