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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER CLUB CONTESTS INSPIRE ROK YOUTH Chang Ton Kim, 18, a member of the Namsoong 4-H Club of Asan Gun, Choong- chang Namdo, Korea, Is shown with the pig thai won hlm first prize. Korea's nation, wide 4=H Club movement has been developed by the Amerlcan-Korean Foundation as part of its program of "Helping Koreans Help Themselves." The establishment of "Livestock Banks" enables teen-agers like Kim to borrow livestock for project purposes and then return to the bank either the borrowed animal or its offspring. This has resulted in raising the quality and number of livestock in Korea aver the last several years. The voluntary contributions of thousands of American farmers c~,'J other citizens to the American-Korean Foundation whose headquarters a~e at 345 East 46th Street, New York 17, New York, make this 4-H program possible. Red Cross Sends Check to Chile Burleigh County tted Cross Chap. quake, American Red Cross head- ! ter Treasurer W. G. :Renden signs!quarters sent $20,000 and a cable/ a check for $200, destined straight l f sympatth~ I isaste,President Eisenhower stated that1 ~o earthquake a r area o~ Chileans need help of many kinds, North Dakota communities, eager for new industry, are ask- ing themselves these days what Lndt~n~ ~o ~e~al ~sources can actually lead a big minu- facture to locate his plant in their areas. The following article by Law- rence G. Butler, executive vice president of Borden Foods Co exolains why the Borden firm selected Grafton, N. D. as the location for its new potato flake plant. Entitled "Climate Good, Bor- den's Pick North Dakota", it originally apl~eaxe~ht ~he Journal of Commerce. "Colorado Welcomes Industry." "Come to New Hampshire." I "Michigan Has a Plant for You." These headlines are typical of the many to be found these days in special newspaper and magazine ad- vertisements sponsored by the carl- eras States, counties, cities - and the "industrial commissions" represent- ing all of them. Search for Utopia The copywriters, slanting their words to lure ihe plant site-seeking corporation, make each location sound like Utopia. Investigation sometimes proves them wrong. But. then. investigation sometimes proves them right. We of the Borden Co. know this to be true. CEd. Note:) Accordin~ to the com. J was ruled out because of the distri- button factor.) Some of our people visited the area, quietly, to investiga?e such r(,utine things as water supply, la- bor supply, sewage, available land, railroad and trucking facilities and rates, and, naturally, what we might call the "'general climate of the resi- dents in short, did the~. want a new industry and would they wel- come a big corporation? Initial reports all favorable on all counts, pointed to the town of Graf- ton. Just as some Borden Foods Co. executives were planning to visit the area, a Grafton potato grower called at our offices, unsolicited, and su~ggested that we contact a W. T. DePuy, who was described as a Grafton attorney interested iu bring. ing new industry to the community. (No matter how quietly you investi- ,gate a potential plant site, it seems, the word manages to get ou~.) Pursuing our original intention. , we visited the area -- and we got 1o Grafton, where we met Mr. DeP~y and where, almost immedaHely, we were invited ?o a series of dinners and other gatherings to meet the city officials, bankers, civic and industrial leader, and other resi- dents interested m our proposed project. (No question about it, the "general climate was exellent." Com~nunlty Aids Project pony's recently-issued annual report. Returning to New York City, we during 1959. Borden's four operat- found an invitation to a banquet ing divisions Borden's Milk & Ice from Lawrence A. Schneider direr- Cream Co the Borden Chemical tor of the Economic Development Co the Borden Special Products Commission set up by North Da- Ce and the Borden Foods Co. - - kota's Governor Davis. At the ban- spent approximately $24'/z million quet wc learned from Mr. Schnei- on new plants and the expansion der, that the State Commision was arid improvement of existing facili- prepared to help us establish a plant ties. During 1960, the total is expect- --if such help were needed. ed to reach $30 million.) Chile. The action was taken in re- including medicine, te3ats, clothing, As it turned out, our potato plant ' was erected without aid from the sponse ~o the current appeal for:food and money. Many churches Before 'o~re make any expenditure} M Ch ff Wi T for new co ~truction we make cer- rs. O ee ns op needed cash contributions in thehave packed boxes of clothing to ]State. Instead, we were aided only disaster striken area where twomil send to Chile. Such donations of] tam--or, as certain as possible -- by citizens of Grafton, who, under lion of Chile's seven million pop- ~naterial~ are very welcome, butI that our money will be used wisely, a Community Rental Corp, comuris- P nR 9] I Ehibi o, **oo are reported to be home- l prove expensive since Chile is near. ~ We review the "Invest-in-Ohio" ed oflocalbusinessmen and potato rize i e ona x t oo. as e result of earthqtmkeS, lly 5,000 m~.les away. jtype advertisements, of course, but grower, and formed by Mr. Delay heavy rains and floods. Red Cross ana associates, agreed to purchase Secretary Blanche Stevens is pier- ]Vloney is the most effective way l we do much more. a five-acre tract from the Great ured with Renden. Renden, who of helping Chileans displaced byt Sometimes the decision is a simple Northern Railway and erect a 50,500 ,serlves ~it~ot~t pay as do ~J~ert the dishster, tmatter. Sometimes it is quite compli- sq. ft. storage and potato processing Red Cross vol,Jnteer officers andI A Sunday school in Wishek sentI coted. But, in every instance, a plant. Borden's, in turn, agreed to workers, stressed that every cent[ $75, and Burleigh County Bed Cross great deal of thought over a great lease the property for 30 years, with of money contribuJed for the people[ contribution of $200 was accompan- many matters goes into the decision, options to purchase. led ~y some individual donations Sales Growth Cited This arrangement is most satisfac. relief.el Chile will be used for disaster] ,Teceived at the Red Cross office. A good example is the Bordentory to us and we believe it will According ~o reports received[ Additional corttribu~ions to the Foods Co.'s new instant potato flake prove to be of great benefit to the this week, the Chilean si.t~ation is] homeless people of Chile may be plant in Grafton. N. Dak. sent to Burleigh Red Cross, Box 895. First off. the decision to build any Grafton communi'~y. The plant, getting worse, due ~o additi nall Miss Stevens said the corttributions new plant hinges on sales. Fortune- which we, opened late in 1959. this earthquake tremors. Weather isI will be sent immediately to Chile, tely, sales of Gordon's Instant Whip- year, is expected to provide a mar- ket for approximately $500,000 worth growing colder, since ~he Chilean[ win~er season is approaching. Under anythatkindP sitivelYwill ben madededuc~ nSform podia mid-1958.P tatoes" wereWhiChgood.Were Ourintr ducedinitial Valley. This volume created about Within hours after the first earth- these contributions, and only source of supply, in Hart- YOUNG KOREA WORKS FOR BRIGHTER FUTURE Man KI IGm, wfelding a soldering Iron ~ the ,ntchful eyt tf UI bk SoW, works on a discarded Army radio' chassis In the workshop of the Sae Ma Ul Boys Home, Seoul, Korea. American Milltary units, provide scrapped radio componen~ while the American-Korean Foundation purchases replacement parts to aid Korean orphan boys in learning to be self.~upporting. UI Soak Song, a teen-ager, learned enough about radio repair work in three years at the Sae Ma UI Home to qualify for a lob in a Seoul radio shop. Nights, he Instructs the younger boys, such as Man Ki Kim shown above. The American-Korean Foundatlcm *'Helps Koreans Help Themselves." A thumbnail history, "Korea and Koreans," is available to those writing ~he Foundation, 345 East 46th ~truet, New York 17, New York. USE HARROW TO KILL WILD OATS For a numebr of years, Herbert WAttent~rg~ Jammer near Cen~er, has ]~een getting the best of wild o8~,s. It started when he used a kmxrow on his corn shortly after planting, or shortly after the corn had sprouted, says Art Gall, Oliver county extension agent. This prac- North Dakota farmers use this practice in wild oa~s control, ac- cording to L. A. Jonson, NDAC ex- tension agronomist. Wittenberg says: "One of t~e big- gest mistakes in weed control is lack of good check strips." At first he used no check strips. Later check strips showed him the ben- efits of l~is weed control practices. Now he is convinced that yields are necessary to determine the full worth of any farm practice. Wittenberg knows many of the '~tricks~ aboL~t ~a, ild odts, especi- ally that it germinates best in the early spring or before June :I. "I~his practice of harrowing is not new to many other farmers in Oliver coun- ty, County Agent Gall st~es. The need for check strips has also been 1)rovdd w~n ~ing weed sprays or fertilizer to deter~nine the ben- a dollar basis. land. Me simply couldn't meet the growing demand. We had to have another production facility. From a distribution standpoint, it made sense to seek a site away from of potatoes growen in the Red River 120 new jobs immediately and will provide employment for about 200 when the plant goes into full pro- duction. TO NAME INT~EI~D the East Coast, where markets al- ready were covered easily from the DAIRY COW CHAMPION One Brown Swiss, four Guernseys plant in Maine. So our first step and five Holsteins will compete for was to determine the various potato- the first interbreed grand champion- growing areas. This done, with little ship of the milking futurity class at effort, we were faced with three the state dairy show July 4, 5 and problems: First, to find an area with a great abundance of potatoes; 6 in Jamestown. second, to determine if the potatoes According to C-~arence C. Olson, quality flake we must have to carry NDAC extension dairyman, this pro, in this area would produce the high gram began 3 years ago when 41 the Borden label, and, third, to find calves were nominated. Last year a suitable potato in anea geograp- owners of these animals were asked hically advantageous from the stone- to "renominate" calves which had point of distribution in regard to developed favorably into yearlings. shipping costs. . .[:] All three of these points take on By chemical sterilizattion, U~LDA aded meaning when it is understood sctenttstts are trying to make house that roughly 10 pounds of raw pete- own kind. Tl~is type of control has toes are required to produce one flies and ~rut[ flies kill off their pound of potato flakes, eradicated screw worm infestations Area Explored [in some localities~ Study showed that the Red Rive~ * . Valley area of North Dakota, north Buy weed killer by the n~r of Grand Forks, was the potato- of ounces or pounds of acid per producing area we were seeking, gallon, not on the price per gallon. An area along the Idaho-Oregon By law, the acid content must be border was considered seriously, but labelled on the can. // IKE fiNDS GROUNDS FOR REMINIS|NCE--President FAsenhower / vis/t~ an old-fashioned general store in Biglervflle, Pa an6 finds a coffee grinder that brews up old memories. He told the storekeeper, Mrs. Marion T. Harbaugh (left), that he used to tm.n one "by the hour" when he was a boy. The President bought a crock of apple butter, some dided corn and ean~ed t m'e returz to home in a,abm Mrs. H. L. Ch~ee Mrs H. L. Chaffer, Bismarck art- [ ture was an abstrac~ landscape. The ist, won first prize in a regional lo~her two paintings were a skull, art exhi.bR held at Scottsbluff, Nob. I guitar and saddle abstract and a The prize was awarded in theI portrait of a Mexican water ter- North Plattte Valley Art Exhibit,[ rier. eponsored by the North Platte Val-J Mrs. Chaffee has been nainting ,~.YesAinr~ist~2:~hi~.l~t~etSrbelUf~:ceiEnv:d for 3 yem~. She studies in Mexo ~rom Wyoming, Nebraska Men ice in the winter and at an art cel- tana and North and South Dakota. ony in Big Sandy, 1Kinn in the summer. She returned from Mex- T~e exhibit is a jutted show and ice in ~e middle of April, having all paintings are previewed before spent two month at the San Mig- being hung. uel Institudo there. All three en- Mrs. Chaffee entered three paint- tries in the Exhibit were painted ings in the show. The winning pico in Mexico. The North Dakota Junior Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the exhibit of the State Wheat Commission at the national Jaycee cen- t vent/on in St. Louis June ~0-~7, aeeordlng to Paul E. R. Abrahamson, L d~jatrator of the Commission. Representatives of the North Da- ta Jaycees will man the booth at st. Louis, handing out information on the high quality hard red spring wheat and durum grown in the 8tare, North Dakota Is rite leading state in durum and hard red wnea,p r a. .boo .is av abte tar eeaaty taire. ~eeungs aria omer ava~a.~e mr~s mroughout North Dakota. In- ~resum parues may write to the State Wheat C0mmimd0n for i~ at Boz N. Dsk. rice controlled much wild oats, fox. tail (pigeon grass) and other small! weeds. Wittenberg finds the harrow ~o be very effective on barley. If the harrowing is done shortly after the grain has germinated, little or no damage is apparent. He has also found the harrow very helpful on wheat. However, last ~year the elect of the moisture shortage appeared ~o damage the w~eat somewh~ The Oliver county farmer expects to dontinue harrowh~ his crops when the need is apparent. ] efits on ]