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storian to not I Well-known historian, author and . editor Earl Schenck Miers of Edi-I son, New Jersey will deliver the keynote address Monday, Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. to delegates and members of the interested public attending the International Northern Great Plains Conferences on Special Education and Rehabilitation Aug. 15-18 on the campus of Minot State Teachers Col- lege. Miers' more than 40 books include "Mark Twain on the Mississippi," "America and its Presidents", "The Web of History", "The Great Rebel- lion", and "The Living Lincoln". A past president of the New Jer- sey Society for Crippled Children and Adults. Miers is a trustee-at- large for the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults. While a number of his book titles have been book club selections, Miers' interest in children has im-1 pelled him to write more than half of his books for children, including "The Rainbow Book of American History". "The Storybook of Sci- Emil Schenk Miers ence" and "Billy Yartk and JohnnyI Reb". He has also servc~ as an editor for Alfred A. Knopf and World Pub-t~0unlyt~ t, T,~,olluyeS' - lishing Co. and was the first director ! of the Rutgers University Press. Salary Changes Born in Brooklyn, N. Y Miers received his Litt. B. degree from Rutgers in 1933 and received further honors from Rutgers when he was awarded an honory masters degree m 1943. --[~-- SPARKLING sheath, glittering with spangles and bead tas- sels, is a highlight for fall eve- ning wear. Sleeveless dress, with a high-necked bodice, features a low-cut, "U" styled hack. It was shown by the New York Dress Institute. Salaries of county judges will not be adjusted in accordance with re- spective county populations until census changes are officially an- nounced. Atty. Gen. Leslie R. Bur- gum has ruled in an opinion direct- ed to LeRoy Loder. Ward county state's attorney. Under a revision of the law on county officer salaries by the 1959 legislature, a judge of a county court of increased jurisdiction gets $6,- 500 a year in counties with not more than 15.000 inhabitants, $8,000 a year in counties with more than 15.- 000 but not more than 40.000 and $9.000 a year in counties with more than 40.000 population . Burgum said that while some courts have held such a population change is effective when a census is taken and that under federal sta- tutes this is April 1--- North Dakota has taken the position the change is not effective until results of a census have been announced officially. Final figures for North Dakota from the 1960 federal census have not been announced although pre- liminary figures have been made public. The attorney general observed it would be to the advantage of a coun- ty judge in a growing county to have the salary increase apply retroac- tively to April 1. However, he said, if a county were found to have lost population and to have dropped to a lower bracket, ifthis rule were applied it would mean a county judge would have to refund part of his salary already drawn 'El" Beede Sells Weekly Paper State Rep. Ralph Beede has sold GN t0 Start Qi! Pipeline In Augusi - The Great Northern Railway has just got to the point where we want advised Gov. John E. Davis and the ] to lighten the load. The veteran leg- state public service commission it l islator purchased the weekly in will begin constructing the first 501 1925, miles of a projected ll0-mile crude oil pipeline in North Dakota in STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM late August. his weekly newspaper, the Grant County News. to A. J. Sondag. Sondag, 39. has been running the weekly for Beede for the last 1O years. Originally from New Eng- land. Sondag attended schools in the east. He came west to operate the New Leipzig Sentinel, then ran the Pioneer Press at Matt and work- ed in Watford City on the McKenzie County Farmer before moving to Elgin. Asked why he sold the News, Beede said. "Well, the wife and I BENt~FITS 51 COUNTIES Htgn school graduates from 51 comAies re~'ei:,ed student loans hst year thr~guh the Student Loan pro- gr~m, accovdivg to M. F. Peterson. supt. of public instruction, whose deoar':nent adm[niste-~s the pro- gram. The only counties not having loan recipients were Billings and Slope. The Student Loan program is available to North Dakota high ~chool graduates attending a North Dakota college. Students may bor- row up to $500 a year. Peterson said every institution of higher learning received students whose education was partly financed through the program. The greatest number, 98, attended the University of North Dakota. Burleigh county led the county l~t with 28 loan re- cipients. The total amount of the lo-al~s for 1958-60 was $212.95. For the previous year, the total amount loaned was $175,265 and for the first year of the program, 1957-58, the total was $98,750. Students interested in receiving a Student Loan program grant for The 50-mile segment, scheduled for construction as soon as contracts are tel, and to be completed before winter, will be laid between New- burg and Minot, and will serve the Newburg, Wiley and Glenburn fields. Plans call for a 10-tnch pipeline from .the Wiley field to Minot and a 8-inch line from Newburg to Wiley. Planning on another leg of the pipeline, which will serve the Lig- nite area is being progressed, the r~lway said. The completed pipeline will carry crude oil from the Lignite and New- burg fields in Burke and Bottineau counties to Great Northern's main line near Minor, to be loaded there in tank ears for movement by fall to markets in the Twin Cities and Duluth-Superior areas. Also announced by Great North- ern was the election of H. G. Nilles, of Fargo to the directorate of the Great Northern Pipeline Co a the 1960-61 school year should con. tact the department of public in- struction immediately, Supt. Peter- son said. [:3 Calves and yearlings are more susceptible to warts than older cat- tle. These virus-caused growths usually disappear naturally as the anifals mature. --CY-- Four unportant points to making good grass silage are: Cut early, wilt, pack well and use in airtight cover. wholly-owned subsidiary which will operate the pipeline. Nilles is the railway's atto~rney for North Dakota. [] Min0i Hotels Change Hands The Clarence Parker and Leland Parker Hotels in Minot have been sold to ,Harrison, Neb. rancher Monroe Bixler, who also owns a hotel in Lusk. Wyo. The sale was announced by trustees for the Park- er estate. Bixler has been prominent in Nebraska Republican activities, hav- ing served as a state senator for three terms. He has also run as a GOP candidate for state ",xeasurer and congress. BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER " The legislative research subcom- mittee on education has proposed replacing the present state board of administration with a seven-member board of lay persons who are not also state employees or ~.~te offi- cials. The development came in the meeting to consider improvement of the State Training school at Man- dan and was in the form of a unani- mously ~dopted motion to make the recommend~ticm to the full com- mittee. It will be up to the research committee to decide whether the recomvaendatton will be passed along to the 1961 Legisla- ture. The '59 Legislature had d i r e c t e d t h e subcommittee, headed by Rep. Oscax Solberg of Mylo. study means of im- l~roving the training school. The state board of administra- tion. whieh has jurisdiction over st~eh institutions as the Training school, the Penitentiary and the State hospital, is made up of three full-time salaried members, appoint- ed by the governor, plus the state superintendent of public instruction and the state commissioner of agri- culture and labor. In proposing a board other than one of state employees or officers to have over-all charge of state institutions, the subcommittee veer- Members of the lay board, as proposed by the subcommittee, would be appointed by the gov- ernor, but their appointments would have to win approval of the senate, which is the procedure for the board of higher education. Members of the lay board would be paid on a :per day basis. Murphy told the subcommittee a law now on the books forbids the board of administration to enter the grounds of institutions except under the most compelling circum- stances, but he asserted the board has so concerned itself with details at state institutions that superintend- ents have lost their sense of con- trol and authority. "Superintendents are not free to make decisions," he said. Sen. Guy Larson of Bismarck said he believes there has been a tend- ency, probably from budget pres-' sures and inability to hire trained help at the Training School and other state institutions, to move un- trained help into jobs that should be filled by professional persons or highly trained men and women. Larson said he considers the board of higher education one of the most effective of state boards, inasmuch as it concerns itself with policies and general programs and turns de- tails over to its commissioner and presidents of colleges. ed from a recommendation made in "That board comes in once a professional study of the Train- month." Larson remarked, "does ing school, that the school be taken from jurisdiction of the board of ad- I ministration and placed under the l state welfare board. Under the subcommittee's rec- ommendation, framed by Sen Char-~ lea L. Murphy of Mandan. the seven- [ member laymen's board would con-' charge of state institutions, and that he be responsible to the board for carrying out its poli- cies. a a job and then gets the hell out." The subcommittee, on a mo- tion by Sen. Ralph $. Erickstad of Devils Lake, recommended that the board of administration, in preparing the budget for the Training school for the next two years, include mounts to fin- ance a new building to house a treatment and reception center aJad also to provide additional cottages and staff additions. At the subcommittee's next meet- ing, in October, members are to pro- pose suitable new names for the training school that will not carry the suggestion of a state institution. Possibilities tossed around at the July 2nd meeting included Marmoth and Heart Valley. H~tD MAN AT GOP CONVENTION--Vice President and Mrs. Richard M. Nixon wave hello to Chicago with their daughters, Patricia, 14, and Julie, 12. The girls, who have been in sum- met camp, rejoined their parents for the Republican national convention~ Nixon. assured of the nomination for President, maid he worked on a rough draft of his acceptance speech A WORLD 'FIRST'--One of the two Polaris missiles fired off the Florida coast in the first launching of a ballistic missile from a submerged submarine is shown whooshing skyward. Compressed air surfaced it from the atomic submarine George Washington, and it ignited automatically when it left the water. Guidance system also came into play auto- matically. They traveled 1,100 miles to pre-selected tarEet. U.N. fROOP$ INCREASE IN CONGO-An Airman mother, carry- /rig her child papoose-style, passes a Swedish soldier in Leopoldville. Indications of new violence around Elisabeth- ville may .mean increased trouble in the Congo. Reports say that about 1,500 Ethiol)ian troops will Join the U2~I. force. GOP PtATFOP.M FIGHT HEADS FOB FlOOR--Tired members o the Republican Platform Committee leave a meeting in Chi- cago after conservatives had scuttled a Liberal civil rights plank. The 103-member committee met all night to come up with a plank that Chairman Charles I~ Percy described as a "composite" of the Nixon-Rockefeller stand and the Southern proposal Many delegates supported Gov. Rockefeller in his determination to "fight on the floor" fo~ a strong rights plank. Study of Protein in Wheat Crop The North Dakota state wheat commission has announced plans to cooperate with the state dxtension service, experiment station and crop and livestock reporting service to determine the protein content of the 1960 wheat crop. County agents will take samples of wheat in their areas within four days of harvest. Two or.more la- boratories in the state will do the testing, and a county-by-county re- port will be prepared. Howard Hardy of Beach and Syd- ney Hoveskeland of New Rockford were elected chairman and vice chairman respectively of the wheat i commission, according to Paul E. R. Abrahamson, administratgr. Hardy replaces Otis Tassel of Lansford and Hoveskeland replaces George Mikkelson of Starkweather. The commission also selected Har- dy, Hoveskeland and Tosset to re- present it on the Great Plains Mark- eting Assn board. Hardy and Ho- veskeland also will serve on the Great Plains executive committee Abrahamson said. Delegates from the North Da- kota Durum Growers Assn. met with the state commission after the elec- tion discussing the promotion of durum in cooperation with the com- mission's program. Elks Name Flohr District Ruler Henry Flol~r of Bismarck and Morris Weber of Jamestown have been named to serve as district grand exalted rulers of the two dis- tricts of the North Dakota Benevo- lent and Protective Order of Elks. Heretofore, North Dakota has been composed of one district for Elks Grand Lodge purposes. The appointment of Flohr and Weber w~s made by Grand Exalted Ruler John E. Fenton of Lawrence, Mass. Division of the state was approv- ed by the Elks Board of Grand Trustees, at the recent grand lodge convention at Dallas, Tex the action coming on a request made by the trustees of the North Dakota State Elks Assn. Both Weber and Flohr are past exalted rulers of their lodges. Web- er is in the life insurance business at 3amestown and Flohr is pro- prietor of the Cost-toCoast hardware store in Bismarck. MATERNITY BENEFITS TOTAL $504} MILLION More than $500 million m mater- nitv benefits were paid out during 1959 by health insurance, tne Health Insurance Institute reports There were an estimated 4,292,- 000 births throughout the nation last year, said the Institute. and approxi- mately 65 per cent of the babie~ had part of their initial medical expenses paid by health insurance. Thus, the delivery of some 2.8 million infants was covered by health insurance. The total mater- nity benefit payments were estimat- ed by the Institute at $527.000,000. This worked out to an average of $190 paid toward the hospital, sur- gical and medical care connected with each of the nearly three mil- lion deliveries covered by insurance. The Institute said that maternity benefits are provided in policies covering about 90 per cent of the estimated 127 million persons who had some form of health insurance protection at the end of 1952. "Young couples frequently en- counter their first sizeable medical expense in connection with the birth of their first child," the In- stitute declared. '"roday most couples are able to pay a substantial por- tion of such costs through their health insurance programs. "In this way, health insurance helps supplement the special budget planning need for the whole range of expenses linked to the birth of a child." Maternity benefits in policies pur- chased individually generally run to ten times the amount stipulated as the daily room and board benefit, and therefore may range from $50 to ~0. [] SEES HOG PRICES UP, CATTLE-TURKEYS OFF Higher prices for hogs this sum- mer and fall, and just the opposite for cattle and turkeys, are sighted by Harry G. Anderson, NDAC ex- tension economist. In view of the better response hog producers are making in adjusting their farrowings to a more realistic basis, hog prices could average at least $2 above summer and fall prices last year, Anderson says. For cattle, it's a different story. April 1, 8 per cent more cattle and calves were on feed than last year in th 21 major feeding states. The greatest increase is in California, up 34 per cent from last year at this time. Iowa, the leading cattle feed- ing state, is up i1 per cent. Nebraska, the second largest feeding state, is down 1 per cent. In Illinois, feeding is down 4 per cent and in Minnesota up 8 per cent. / S k h b d O l: tJ x~ b 1: t] Y t] r{ n P C~ t~ O h