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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEEI Souris Board Says Wabr Need T. Beina Met ' Milo w. Holisveen, North Dakota water commission chief engineer, and Gordon MacKenzie, chief en- Canada, agreed in a recent meeting that practically all needs of water users on the main stem of the Sour- is river in North Dakota are being met this year. The two men comprise the inter- national Souris River board of con- trol, and met last week to evaluate water use and report on impound- ment of water in reservoirs along the Souris river, which runs from Canada into North Dakota and then back to Canada. Under an order of the internation- al joint commission, Canada can now retain 50 per cent of the flow of water originating in Saskatche- wan. Canada retained, MacKenzie said, approvimately 52.000 acre feet of water this year although they had authority to use 70,000 acre feet. Milo W. Hoisveen, North Dakota water commission chief engineer re- ported as U. S. representative on the board. He said Canada's action1 permitted storage of 18,000 addition-I al acre feet of water in Lake Darl-I ing reservoir north of Minot andI fulfilled practically all needs of water users. The U. S. is required to supply Manitoba 6,700 acre feet annually unless extreme drought conditions occur. That amount will be supplied if needed by Canada, Hoisveen said Formerly, the United States, through reservoirs in North Da- kota, controlled all of the flow of the Souris River loop. Use of Souris river water in North Dakota is for municipal supplies at Minot and Westhope, the Eaton irri- gation project and various wildlife reserves in the Lower Souris River Basin. The Souris board was set up last year to assure equitable use of the river waters by both United States and Canada. Siandard 0il %bmi! Plan Standard Oil Company (Indiana) has announced plans for an exten- sive corporate reorganization, effec- tive Jan. 1, 1961, subject to Internal Revenue Service clearance and to stockholder approval. Chairman Frank O. Prior and President John E. Swearingen told stockholders in a letter that "the purpose of the plans is the in- creased profitability of your com- pany." They said the reorganization will: 1) Make Standard Oil (Indiana) exclusively a parent company con- earned with broad management policy and with the coordination of subsidiaries that deal with all as- pects of the oil business. The parent company will have no direct oper- ating assets such as it now has in the midwest. 2) Combine all product refining, transportation, and marketing oper- ations and assets of Standard and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Utah les' operations concerning crude oil I~ I.- 'I'% I and natural gas exploration, and l I-.(111~.RTlnn l'il3~rfl production, and purehasiag in this[-'wV'v~'~6vS'~ J.--V~,L~,L country and abroad: domestic crude/ ]~ 1~,=,J--.-- oil pipeline transportation; /-/~lOV~fi DUtlq~l manufacturing and sales of petro-|~, ." T A --. --. ,---- v . chemicals and liquefied petroleum||H. .~.~ ~ f~ Ml||lf~ln gas, and with foreign refining and| ~a. ~#el~J.%.l ' 111Yll marketing. . These activities, are car-| The state board of higher edu- reed on by Pan Amerman Petrol-[ cation has approved budgets total- eum t~orporation, Pan American| ing $33,321,630 for operation, main- International Oil Corp; Indiana .Oil[ tenance and new building conStruc- Purchasing co; Service l~ipe brae! tion at North Dakota's nine higher Co.; Amoco Chemicals Corp Tulo- educational institutions during the ma Gas Products Co and Amoco 1961-63 biennium. Trading Corp. The amount was some $6,0~,000 Arctic Calls Explorer Scout An Explorer from Missouri Slope area may have the oppor- tunity to go onan expedition to the Arctic, anr~ounces ~.the Mis- souri Valley Council, Boy Scouts 3f America. The.announcement came as a re- sult of a new arrangnmt by the Boy Scouts of America with the government to send a Scout with a scientific expedition, as Dr. Paul Siple and Richard Chappell have represented Scouting on past expe- ditions. According to Rudy G. Peterson, Scout Executive of the Missouri Valley Council, a local Scout be- tween the ages of 17 and 19 will be nominated to serve as a junior scientific aide at Camp Century in Greenland next fall and winter. The young man selected must be phyaically qualified to live in Arc- tic conditions where temperatures cill range as low as sixty degrees below zero. He must also be a high gchool graduate. Peterson said that the council must forward its application and supporting material of its best can- didate to the Boy Scout regional office by Aug. 10, 1960. In a message to the Missouri Valley Council, Dr. Arthur A. Schuck,Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America said: "Our representative would be- come a member of the eontingen, working under the direct super- vision of the camp commander with assigned duties as an assis- tant to scientists and engineers. These duties would be rotated from time to rimeto give the young man a wide range of experience and provide him a more interesting tour of duty and he would, o' course, be required to share in routine duties of maintaining the camp." The winter research program at Camp Century consists of projects in civil engineering, geology, glaci- ologyfi meteorology, and polar med- ical problems. The camp will be operated by a military contingen' of about sixty-five commissioned officers and enlisted men under the command of a U. S. Army Corps of Engineers captain. In ad- dition, there will be about fifty scientists, engineers, and techni- cians engaged in research work. The Scout representative will be selected on Aug. 30 from among those recommended by each of the twelve Boy Scout regions. Dr. Schuck said that the Scout movement will recommend some- one "who because of his Scout training, character, and ability, Oil Refining Company and The would make the best use of this American Oil Company ,in a single opportunity to increase his own company with unified management training and preparation for life." and generally with common trade Stating that the Scout movement marks and brands. This company will use great care in the selection will be The American Oil Company. L. W. Moore, now president of American Oil, will continue as presi- dent and chief executive officer. "Since all assets involved are wholly owned, the value of each stockholder's equity as represent- ed by his shares of Standard Oil stock will remain unaffected by the change," Prior and Swearingen explained. "Increased efficiency and reduced costs will result.' ' "The new operating organizatio~ will use the American Oil name and related brands and trade marks," they said, "New service stations wilI be of a design that is uniformly re- cognizable. Gasolines will carry the brand name American. In the East and South, our unique unleaded prem- ium gasoline will continue to be branded Amoco "In 15 Midwest states the parent company has for many years own- ed the right to the exclusive use of the Standard Oil name. We will continue to use and protect the Standard name by marketing in the Midwest through a Standard Oil division of The American Oil Co." Under the proposal. Prior and Swearin~en said. the parent com- pany will be "better able to concen- of its representative, Dr. Schuck said: "If the young man has the basic qualifications, this experience can mean much to him, as was demon- strated in the case of Dr. Paul A, Siple, selected in 1928 to go on the first Byrd AntarOtic expedition~ now a distinguished scientist whose Antarctic experience was one of the contribution factors to his success-- also Richard Chappell, now a stu- dent at Princeton University and completing a course of study close- ly related to his experiences in the Antarctic in 1957 as a scientific aide at Little America with the inter- national geophysical year." The Chief Scout Executive said that the representative selected must have had at least two years mem- bership in the movement, and attain- ed the rank of Eagle Scout, Silver Explorer, or Quart'ermaster Sea gx- plorer. The candidates must have an interest and aptitude for the physi- cal sciences, and his scholastic re- cord will be a deciding factor, as well as his physical fitness. "That the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers wants one of our young men to participate in this expedition is a tribute to the quality of charac- ter and leadership that the Boy Scouts of America develops," said Dr. Schuck. --CY-- SLOPE AREA F~ STRONG FOR TREI~ J. H. Jagim, who farms 640 acres east of Scranton, in southwest North Dakota, believes farms in his area should have tree shelterbelts. Trees are the "backbone" on any farm home beautification project, he adds, and a shelterbelt is the first step to landscaping, fruit plantings and other projects. Snow around the yard and build- ings on the Jagim farmstead is kept to a minimum, and shelter is pro- vided for buildings, garden, flowers and feed lots by trees pl.anted in 1943 and 1944. Trees on the protect- ed side of the Jagim shelterbelt also produce fruit. Jagim figures his tree belt has re- duced household fuel and livestock fed costs. He has worked with the Bowman-Slop Soft Conservation dis- trict 17 years. trate on over-all policy guidance, coordination of operations, evalu- ation of performance, and planning for future growth." The proposed reorganization will be submitted to stockholders at a special meeting to be held protrably in late September. Headquarters of both companies will be in Chicago. Standard Oil is now headquartered in Chicago, American Oil in New York City, and Utah Oil Refining in Salt Lake City. Standard Oil (Indiana) is a re- finer, transporter, and marketer of petroleum products in 15 middle western states; American Oil, in 28 eastern, southern, southwestern, and western states~ and Utah oil Refining, in 5 northwestern states. Altogether they have 13 sales re- gions and 12 refineries. The reorganl~tlon g~rally wlll not affect ~oth'er affiliet~ eompan- less than requested by presidents of the various institutions. But it is about $9,100,000 more than the amount appropriated for this bien- nium by the 1959 legislature. The board approved $'22,5~,421 or operational budgets; $7,742,500 for new building and $3,020,709 for other plant improvements. The budgets now move into the hands of the state budget board. After approval there, the budgets are introduced to the 1961 Legisla- ture for final approval and appro- priation. For operation of the institutions alone, the board approved a sum of slightly more than $22,500,000. This is about $500,000 less than re- quested and $5,350,000 more than the amount appropriated for the pre- sent biennium. The largest operational budget ap- proved was just over $6,600,0(M) for the University of North Da- kota. North Dakota Agriculturea] col- lege had an operational budget of slightly more than $5,400,000. New building requests totaled $12,914,617 before the committee started paring the list. Reductions by the board totaled a little more than $5,100,000. Request~ ~or repair and altera- tion totaled nearly $3,500,000 be- fore the board lopped off $462,- 221. Largest amount for new buildings, $2,300,009, went to the University of North Dakota. North Dakota Agricultural college received $2,- ment building for forestry division ($20,000); president's house ($25,- 000). North Dakota Geological Survey, ($25,000); Addition to present storage building at Grand Forks ($25,000). The architectural firm of Clark, Elken and Holman of Fargo was approved for work on the new poul- try research plant at North Dakota Agricultural College. The old plant was severely damaged by fire ear- lier in the school year. The board included in its mo- tion, however, that the architects' I00,000. 6 per cent fee be paid out of in- T surance funds and whatever con- ne .ngures ao not mcmae ~ne strution funds are appropriated by amounts approvea xor new ouuo- h ' " " t e 1961 legmlature, instead of just lngs mat will go ln~o me selinqul- in.~nrnno~ ~md.~ dating category. Permissive legisla-i --~,~--':-- -'~"-:" ~ tion ill s ~ne ooara also aemgama zo i~s w be asked for those request total amounts will be announced otammg comm~uee, ~UAU ~rem- later. New buildings are 2 million dol- lars more than the amount ap- propriated for the present biennium by the 1959 legislature. College by college, here are the other oppropriations for additions, repairs and new construction: Ellendale Normal and Industrial college, none. State School of Science, Wahpeton, $875,000 -- combination classroom, administration and science building ($750,000); addition to heating plant ($110,000); diesel storage addition to general m e c h a n i c s building 000), State School of Forestry, Bottin- eau, $125,000--completion of That- cher Hall ($65,000); addition to li- brary ($15,000); office and equip- dent Fred S. Hultz and architects the power to approve location of NDAC. the new $2 million research lab at Also approved was the establish- ment of faculty rank at Dickinson State Teachers college .The faculty was divided into eight professors, 22 associate professors and two in- structors under recommendation of DSTC President O. A. I~ng. The board set aside a recommen- dation to name the new chemistry l building at the University of North l Dakota. A motion was passed, how- ever, not to use the subject name "chemistry." The best guarantee that lightning won't harm buildings is a good light- ning rod system. Farg0an Boys Ranch ' F ed Feichtner, Fargo, was elect- ed president of Dakota Boys Ranch at a recent board meeting in Minot, according to William Renz, public relations director. F e i c h t n e r, a wholesale supply executive and former president of the state Ex- change Club, succeeds Leon Kruse of Minor. Kruse had sevred as presi- dent for five years. Other officers elected include: George Renz, Minot, vice prem- dent; Floyd Strube, Minor, trea- surer; Vern Wagner, Bismarck sec- retary; and William A. Renz, Bis* marck, public relations director. Dakota Boys Ranch is a home for homeless and delinquent boys and is financed through voluntary contributions. It operates homes at Tolley and MinoL The board of directors formulated a plan to go into the cattle pro- gram so the Ranch can provide its own meat, Renz said. Serving on the board in additior~ to the officers, are: Walter Buck, Fargo; Carl Albers, Williston; Rev. Thorvald M. Alger, Devils Lake Emery Braasch, Dickinson; A. A. 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