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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER STATE FARMERS USING I fertilizer test plots. MUCH MORE FERTILIZER Though many farmers' fields in Commercial fertilizer usage ill the state were so short on moisture North Dakota is increasing at a t t J hat high fertility was of no bene- rapid and steady rate. Annual ton- fit, field tests showed a clear cut nage purchased has jumped from profit advantage from the use of 20,810.3 tons in 1951 to 141,863 tons fertilizer in a high proportion of in 1@50. The tonnage bought last instances even where moisture fall for application this spring for shortage was quite severe. This was the 1960 crop indicates a continued strong interest in fertilizer. Figures such as these show that North Dakota farmers are convinc- ed that application of commercial fer~lizer in amounts determined by soil t~sts to be the best for their individual fields is one of the best ways available to raise their income believes Dr. E B. Norum, soil scien- tist for the North Dakota Agricul- tural Experiment Station. Even on fields where crops did not come up to expectations last year because of drouth and ot~er factors, the crops harvested were in most cases better as a result of fertilizer application than t~ey would have .been had no fertilizer been applied, says Dr. Norum in llnlIerpret~ing statew~de dalta from especially rue for the use of phos- phate on grain sown on fallow. On nonfallow land probabilites for pro- fitable use of nitrogen-,phosl~ate fertilizers are much improved if the soil contains 2 inches or more of plant-available moisture at seeding time. The rains that fell last fall have rechanged soil moisture over much of the state i#o an ex~tent that l~e general picture for profit- able use of nitrogen-phosphate fer- tilizer on grain sown on nonfallow land is exceptionally good this year. North Dakota fertilizer applica- tion by years since 1951 as reported by the State Laboratories Depart- ment is: 1961. 20,810 .tons; 19~. 34. 128: 1953. 41,158:1954 48,642; 1955, 58,~; 1@66, 76.199; 1957,9&93~; 1968, 112.473; and 1959, lAl.~3 tons. Charleston Senator John Hubert Humphrey John L. Lewis Senator Johnson Senator Byrd BEHIND THE WEST VIRGINIA PRIMARY SCENE are two stop- Kennedy influences. One is fostered by John L. Lewis, chief emeritus of the United Mine Workers, because he considers the Massachusetts senator partly responsible for the Lan. drum-Griffin labor bill, which he dislikes. Another is fos- tered by West Vir.ginia's Democratic Senator Robert C. Byrd, who favors Texas Senator Lyndon Johnson for the presi- dential nomination. Thus, Byrd is plumping for Minnesota'I Senator Hubert Humphrey, just to put the brakes on the Kennedy bandwagon. The state i$ more than nine-tentlm Protestant, which should mean something if the voters favor Kennedy, a Catholic. at the polls on May 10. North Dakota Now Ranks.lOth in Proven Oil Reserves I North Dakota became tl e l[~~ 27th state to produce oil. it has J grow. in . tiona =omioen e t l / an o, state - now rankina I] ~~ ( lOth in oroven oil reserves, [h,s I~ i ,I thorough exploration and de / ,e,oo on, orogram. [here are I ~'~ the State. Exploratory w~Ils h~ '= / been drilled in 46 ot Norlh Dq kota's 53 counties. A Growing Industry in a Growing State Prepared I~ the Nerlb Dakota Petroleum Council 1' "11'=111 i ~- -Fisher is a native of~N~ra~a. /nwa r.1111R tnr a ruling elder in the Presbyterian --w ~.- ~v~.~v Church, former moderator of the 1~~1 41,~ ' Sioux City Presbytery and the last llClllltlU IU moderator of the synod of Iowa. North Dakota Oil Facts Succeed Rian Dr. John Albert Fisher of Storm Lake, Iowa, has been named presi- dent of Jamestown college, Dr. Jack L. Zerwas, Minot spokesman for the board of trustees and chair- man of the committee on the selec- tion of the new president said re- cently. Dr Fisher succeeds Dr. Edwin H Rian. who resigned to assume the presidency of Biblical Semi- .~l;~ry in New York City. Currently president of Buena V~sta College in Storm Lake, Iowa. Dr. Fisher earned his B. A. de- gree with a major in chemistry at Nebraska State Teachers College at Peru, Neb, and his M. A. degree and two additional years of graduate credit at the University of Michigan. A winner of many undergraduate honors, Dr. Fisher is also a member of many honorary professional fra- ternities. In 1957, Persons College conferred upon him the L.L.D. de- gree. Before becoming president of Buena Vista college in 1954. Dr. Fisher was a high school science teacher, coach, junior-senior high school principal and teacher at Mis- souri Valley and at Boone, Iowa. f NEW IDEAS IN COMMUNICATIONS- Telephone circuits connect radar warning systems to the nation's defense watchposts. Above, at a SAGE Direction Center, an airman is using a photo-elec- tric light gun to "question" an electronic brain on an approaching plane's identity. At left a young lady is holding a new "traveling wave tube," the key to a new transmission system that will more than double the communications capacity of trans- continenlal radio relay routes. MARCH OF DIMES made in Burleigh county and espe- After the few necessary expen- REPORTS PROCEEDS [eially thanked the many volunteex I ses have been paid, fifty per cent The total gross proceeds of the I workers who organized f~3e drive lof the proceeds will be sent to Nat- Burleiglh county New March f land collected the funds. Mrs. Irma lional Foundation headquarters in Dimes held in January amounted I Callahan of Fargc~, State Adviser I New York where they will be al- to $6,840.58. The final report was I for the National Foundation, and locat~d for scientific and medical filed in the National F undati n'SlEarl' Beck of Minor, state chairman'lresearch projects and for various Stale Office in Bismarck Uy J hn/ orthe New MarchofDimesLstated~l medical scholarships and fellow- F. Sullivan, county campaign dir- 'in me name or -zne ~auonmI ships. ectar. Foundation and for the thousands The remaining fifty per cent J. A. Dargis, s~ate ~cpresentative of unfortunate victims of polio, [will be retained by the county for the National Foundation, exp- ressed the organization's gratitude ~rithritis and birth defects we I chapter of The National Foundation i ' ] for each and every contribution ~ thank you." to be used for financial assistance I to local patients, the sponsor~it) i of vaccination clinics, and the main- tenance of respiratory ecluipmen~ :n homes and hospitals. ----E:V- . SEND NON--WASHABLE FABRICS TO CLEANER For best results, as well a.s for greater sa~fety, send non-washable garments to a reputable dry cleaner for cleaning, advises Mrs Marina D. Tudor, NDAC extension clothm~ specialist. Dry cleaning at home often ter~=- pts homemakers to use explosive and toxic cleaning solvents on win- ter clothes. The result can be dis- asterous. However, if ~orne dry cleaning must be done, it can be done safely Ib~ ,using non.expk~ve cleaning solvents. These Pasty be found on the market under various trade names. Use ~hem out of door~, if possible, or in a breeze-way area or garage. Use precautions also when working with spot remover contain- ing carbon tetrachlofide, wh~.ch is poisonous when inhaled. W~ 24. FOLLOW -- 7"0 77~I~ ~0/~" /./E P~.AN$ 7O ~T~AY, 77/ SgTT/.~S I R/6/./T /.VTO :~3UR HAN~$