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 i PeIitions Seek Home Rule Amendment Petitions are being circulated by the North Dakota League of Municipalities, calling for amend- ment of the state constitution so that North Dakota cities and villages may adopt home rule charters. A total of 20,000 valid signa- tures must be filed with the secretary of state &apos;by July 9th if the proposal is to get a place on the Nov. 6til general election ballot. Ted Hardmeyer, mayor of Mott and president of the League, said the organization's executive committee approved circulating the petitions. H. W. Holt, League executive secretary, was directed to draw up the amendment. Said Hardmeyer: "It is the hope of the League of Municipali- ties through the proposed consti- tutional amendment, to give to the towns and villages of this state the maximum measure of self-determination within the framework of the state Con- stitution." Hardmeyer also said, "The pro- posed measure should help bring about, a local government, that will be closest to the people af- fected by the laws and will re- turn local government to the de- termination of the people in the home town." The proposal to circulate peti- tions was made originally by Fargo Mayor Herschel Lashko- witz in a letter to Holt. The state convention of the league passed a resolution in Oc- tober of last year to have such an amendment drawn up. Holt noted the league repre- sents more than 98 per cent of the people who live in incorpor- ated towns and villages in the state. SUITABLE COAT--"Illusion" coat, fashioned of pale beige brushed wool, is modeled in New York. The sporty coat gives the illusion of being suit because of the "flange  that decorates the htpline. Flange is a narrow welt seam running below the waist. The ehle coat is by Frank GatlanL ACCUSED BY PRESBYTERY--The Rev. Dr. Stuart Hamilton Mer- riam, dismissed as pastor of the Broadway Presbyterian Church in New York, smiles after appearing before a spe- cial meeting of the New York Presbytery. At the all- day meeting the Presbytery au- thorized an ecclesiastical trial for Dr. Merriam, charged with "untruthfulness" and "tale bearing'* by church officials. Members of Dr. Merriam'l former congregation are now kelping to raise "defense fund w for their ousted minister, BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER 50 YEARS OF TEAM SPIRIT--Members of Mt. Hol- I wood, NI.; Mrs. Charles E. Greene of Win- yoke College's 1912 basketball squad line up in l chester, Mass.; Miss Dorothy Larned of Fram- their old uniforms to celebrate the 125th corn-lingham, Mass.; and Mrs. Wilbert Snow of Mid- mencement at their alma mater in South Hadley, I dletown, Conn. Also present was Miss Bernice Mass. The team members are: Mrs. Ralph S. IHodges of Schenectady, N.Y. The women are I)rury of Leominster, Mass.; Miss Clare Small of ] lined up in same order in which they appeared Boulder. Colo.: Mrs. Byron W. Brooks of Ridge-/in their 1912 yearbook photo, shown at bottom. :" <%7 iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiii!ii!i ' ;'iiiiiiiiiiii! iii!::!iiiiiiiiiiiTiiiiii!iiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiii'"": EDDIE TO DIVORCE LIZ--Eddie Fisher, with Juliet Prowse as his date in a Hollywood night club, revealed earlier in the day he would file for divorce in Las Vegas so that his wife, Eliza- beth Taylor, can file a counter-suit. By Eddie filing first, Liz will be able to remain in Rome and obtain the divorce decree. on durum but on other wheat as well. "'Based on my personal ob- servation in the state the past few days," he said, "and reports from the coanty ASCS committ- ees, the heavy rain will pre- vent many farmers from plant- ig their durum allotments. "It seems grossly unfair to penalize farmers who cannot comply through no fault of their own." Burdiek asserted. The department of agriculture advised Burdick the inequity cannot be corrected by admin- istration action since the pro- visions are written into the law. "I am introducing a bill im- mediately to amend the durum section," Burdick announced, "so that price supports are not lost when compliance has been pre- vented by adverse weather con- ditions." $35.2 BILUON $95,2 BlUlON 100% 100% sot,At  INSURANCE,i I.;:.:.'!|: WaFAilt /::: 3.o.I. /--:i:t; :! 33. t" ' ' "=':'f':':|i 1950 DISTRIBUTION 196:; $ TOTAL EX 60 I I EDUCATION SOaAL INSUlANCE  rg:.':::::t $01 & WEtFARE 1950 1955 HEALTH /:f/ 1950 IIILUON$ $ .100 / / 1962 1961 1960 $514 PER CAPITA ........... EXPENDITURE ..................... $308 ,..-...gnQ ...., 1955 1962 1950:$35 BILLION; 1962:$95 BILLIONPublic and private expenditures for health, education and welfare will average out to $514 per person in 1962, compared to $232 in 1950, according to the National Industrial Conference Board's latest "Road Maps of Industry," released in New York City. American spending for these causes is expected to total $95 billion this year. About 65 per cent of the money comes from federal, state and local go-:ernmc=. The chart illus- trates the mcreaes. C'ntrat Press) TERRORIST SUSPECT CAPTURED IN PARiS--Identified as ter- forest Armand Belvisi and wearing a paratrooper uniform, suspect (second from right) is put into a car by polics after he surrendered in Central Paris. He allegedly master- minded the assassination attempt on President Charles de Gaulle last Sept. 8. (Radiophoto) B00rdick Urges Help for Oil' 'ax Sen. Quentin N. Burdick (D- ND) has announced he is in. troducing a bill to help durum wheat farmers who face a pos- sible loss ecause of recent heavy rains. Burdick said farmers who have elected to come under the special durum wheat program face the loss of price supports if they do not plent in excess of their average 1960-1961 acreage. He emphasized the loss of price supports will be not only OFFICIAL GRADUATION--As- tronaut M. Scott Carpenter wears a cap and gown of a University of Colorado grad- uate In Boulder, Colo., as he was officially graduated after waiting 13 years for his de- gree. Carpenter failed to grad- uate in 1949 because of a failed course. Mrs. Kathryn Hughes of Denver, Vice Presi- dent of the Associated Alumni ot the University, look on. Meet the New State FFA Officers 'TED' KENNEDY PICKED BY DEMOCRATS--Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, brother of President John F. Kennedy, grins after accepting the nomination for the U.S. Senate at the State Democratic Convention in Springfield, Mass. Kennedy's wife, Joan, is behind the microphone. His opponent, State Attorney General Edward McCormack, promised a primary fight. The count was 691 in favor of Kennedy and 360 for McCormack. Iadians Must ,00xe00nd On (Iwa Feei' The only solution for the Indian people is for them to stand on their own feet and stop using the Bureau of Indian Af- fairs as a crutch, a U. S. Senate subcommittee was told by a Sioux tribal official at a hear- ing recently in Minot on con- stitutional rights of Indians. The hearing, conducted by the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on constitutional rights, was held in the Ward County Courthouse with Sen. Quentin Burdick pre- siding. In his opening statement, Burdick noted subcommittee hearings held in Washington last year called attention to three areas affecting Indian citizens. They are the commitment and treatment of insance and mental- ly ill Indians residing on the reservoir, the non-availability of services of special schools for juvenile offenders and the law and order systems under courts of Indian offenses and tribal courts. Burdick said he felt constitu- tional rights problems affecting Indians should be heard publicly and he was pleased to have the opportunity to preside at this hearing. Theodore Jamerson, secretary of the Standing Rock Sioux Judiciary Committee, noted pro- gress his ri.be has made in re- cent months. Jamerson said, "The law and order system at Standing Rock is as different now as night from day. The clouds have a silver lining now. The Indians were under the Bureau of Indian At" fairs over 100 years. We now have taken the bull by the hornS, are trying to do our own think" ing and to consider the $ut.ure of our people. Where tri judges once were appointed bY the bureau and confirmed bY the tribal council, we now al point our own judges for burea confirmation." Officers of the North Dakot Future Farmers of America were elected at the association's an- nual meeting which was held this month at North Dakota State University. man, Langdon, secretary. Rack Left to right, front row: Jerome - row, left to right: Bob Swindler, Broadhead, Carson, ..president; Mtt, Rportor; and officers- Fred Schroeder, Valley City, vice at-large James Drege, Rugby; president; Jerry Midstokke, La- David Bakken, Minot, and Eu- kota, treasurer, and Jerry Berg- gene Zimmerman, Elgin. GEORGIA'S GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE DIES--A. Edwards Smith (left), Georgia's first Republican gubernatorial cand i date, was killed near Woodbury, Ga., when the car he was driving crashed headon with a tractor-trailer truck. Smith i shown here in what is believed to be one of the last photOS made of him with New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller. smith was enroute to his Columbus, Ga., home after attending a. Atlanta dinner in Rockefeller's honor when accident occurr,