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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER~ Left-to-right: Dr. [,arson. Mrs Carroll M. Lund. Mrs Larson aP.~: Dr. Lurid. who is president of tile North Dakota State Medical Assn. Norlh Dakota doctors who attena- ed the oanquet honoring Dr La:'- son included Dr, E. J. I~arson or Jamestown. first vice prescident ol the North Dakota State Medical Ass:L, Dr. O, A. Sedlak of Fargo, past president of the NDMA. Dr. T. I E. Pederson of Jamestown. altern- ate deleaate to the AMA; Dr. Amos Gilsdorf of Dickinson. second vice president of the NDMA: I~'. R. E. Hankins of Mott. Dr, M .S. Jacob- son of Elgin. Dr. H. Kuplis of Turtle Lake and" Dr. R. W. McLean of Hils- boro. whose wife is president of the NDMA Women's Auxiliary. Tributes and Telegrams Dr. L. W. Larson Honored at Banquel Event Paying tribute to Dr. Leonard W. Larson of Bismarck, AMA presi- dent elect, medical leaders and dig- nitaries from North Dakota and across the nation joined more than 500 present at a recognition ban- quet in Bismarck July 28 in what Chamber of Commerce officials de- scri,bed as the largest event of its kind in Bismarck honoring one man for his accomplishment. The toastmaster read eongratu!a- tory telegrams from President E~sen- bower, Vice President Nixon. North Dakota's U. S. Sen. Norman Bruns- Dr. Larson lleft~ visits with Dr.I at the July 28th recognition ban- dale and Dr. E. Vincent Askey o[ LeRoy E. Burney, U. S. surgeon gen- quet in Bismarck. sponsored by the Los Angeles, AMA president. eral who was the principal speaker Chamber of Commerce. Chief speaker a', the dinner was - Dr. L. E. Burney, U. S. surgeon gen- medical schools and the develop-- year accepted the principle of WHO oral. who tokl banquet guests tl'-at merit of new ones. These are my responsibility f o rspearheading in honoring Dr, Larson "we extend two chief objectives," recongition to an entire profession Accompanying Dr. and Mrs. Lar- and to its org:mization which works son at the head table were Dr. Bur- in numerous ways to improve hu- ney, Chief Justice of the North Da- mon health, kota Supreme Court P. O. Sathre. "Dr. Larson is among those lead- Dr. R. F. Nuessle, Bismarck Chamber ors who are eminently qualified to of Commerce president: Bismarck help our somety arrive at sound Mayor Evan E. Lips and Dr. C. M decisions in the health field," Dr Burney said. "He sees our needs clearly and realistically, and will bring a high sense of i~Adiv;dual and social purpose to any endeavor with which he is associated." Dr. Larson responde~l to the e~e- ning's many tribute~ by stating that Lund of Williston, president of the North Dakota State Medical Associ- ation. Guests included Dr. Percy Hop- standard of health care. which they kins of Chicago, member of the earnestly desire to share with all AMA board of trustees: Dr. Lewis mankind." H Hoyle of K.ansas City, Mo re- Ti~e sharpest challenge to the phy- world-wide medical research. Four major factors are shaping the lives of Americans today, Dr. Burney said. "Population growth, concen- tration in cities, industrial expans- ion and the shrinking world, Nowhere are these great changes more evident than in medicine and public health. The American people have enjoyed not only a rising standard of living, but also a rising gional medical officer with the U. lmcian and community today is the his chief aims in 20 years of work S. public health service; Dr. L. O. l long-term patient, Dr. Burney said. in the field of organized medicine S~monstad of Osceola, W;s member[ "If alternatives to high cost care had been "to sa[eguard the we:fare of tile AMA house of delegates" Ray are to be found," he continued, "they of the people we serv,~ and to look Amberg, past president of the /~-[must be found in the community. after the legitimate in;ere,~ts ol the merican Hospital Association andt Citizens in all walks of life, phys'i- medical Frotession." administrator for the University of/clans, medical societies, public The Bismarck pathologist and Minnesota Hospitals; and John C.I health departments and voluntary clinic executive said that doctorsl Foster of Sioux Falls, S. D exeeu- agencies have an obligation to create will continue to oppose compulsory ltive secretary of the South Dakota in their communities new types of government intervention in the field ] State Medical Association. services that will help lift the bur- of medicine. "but to do so, we must[ The surgeon general spoke of dens of long-term illness and high encourage the expansmn of volun-/ Dr. Larson's leadership as a mem- cost care." tary health insurance, and we must ber of the U. S. delegation to the I Other problems that must be solv- encourage expansion of existing World Health Assembly, which last'ed in a coordinated way include | STEEUNG TO THE ~P~MGN--Democrati Presi- dential nominee John F. Kennedy Joirm United Steelworke~ Pr~ident David J, McDonald in greeti~ aq~eetators in Hyannis Port, Mass. The union leader and Sen; Kennedy held a press con- f~ at which McDonald said 400,000 of his men had been adve~ely affected by cutbacks in steel production. He said the Federal government should create a demand for steel through stepped-up public works projects. Kennedy add- ed that the Administration's hard money policy and high interest rates had a depressing affect. health research and the shortages[ of trained medical personnel," Dr.t Burney said. I "We need balanced responsibilityI among many groups and agencies public and'private in the trmnmg of health manpower, as we do in tile provision of services and the quest for new knowledge. And we t~eed an acceleration of effort in the entire health partnership." he stat- ed. Dr. Burney expressed confidence that Dr. Larson would meet today's new challenges "with a combina- tion of vigor, imagination and in- tegrity." Chief Justice Sathre congratulat- ed Dr. Larson "for conscientiously performing through the years to earn this honor." The Bismarck mayor described Dr. Larson as "a devoted leader whose untiring efforts have been a prime factor in Bismarck's recogni- tion as an outstanding medical cen- ter . . . " "Dr. Larson's achievement has ~een the result of years of hard work and dedication to high medical ideals, high principles, good judge- ment and intelligence," the North Dakota State Medical Association president said. The Bismarck Chamber of Com- merce presentea Dr. Larson with a scrapbook containing pictures ana clippings relating to his career. William R. Pearce was toastmas- ter. and music was furnished by the Bismarck High School Symphonette directed by Harold Van Heuvelen. A girl's trio including Karen Klein, Elizabeth Bischof and Barbara Tos- terns provided further entertain- ment and the Rev. George Van Bockern offered the invocation and benediction. [] GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES FIFTEEN APPOINTMENTS Gov. John E. Davis has announc- ed fifteen appointments tostate boards and commissions. New appointment~ are: Dr. A.rne J. Springan, Bismarck. ceplacing Dr~ Lyle B. Helicher of Wishek on the State Board of Op- tometry. Term expires July 1. 1965: Dr Lavcrne Larson, Cooperstown, succeeding Dr. George M. Christ- ensen of Minor as a member of the State Board of Veterinary Medical Ex~uniners. Dr. Larson's term ex- vires July 1, 1963; Dr. Georgianna Pfeiffer. Fargo, succeeding Dr. Harry Homewood of Valley City on the Board of Osteo- pathic Examiners. Her term expires July 1. 1963: IV~iss E. Eileen McEown, Minor. ,vho ,succeeds Mrs. Sara Willert of Grand Forks. on the Examining Committee for Physical Therapists. Her term expires July 1, 1965. Here are the re-appointments: F. C. Mullen, Grand Forks, to a five-ye~tr term on the Board of Trustees of the North Dakota Sol- diers Home; Dougald Munro. Grand Forks, to a three-year term on the State Board of Massage; Miss Myatle Saf. R.N Fargo, to five-year term on State Board of Nursing Education and Nurse Licen- sure; Mrs. Lilli~m Strorr~'wold, Lari- more. to three-year term on Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists; Dr. T. W. Coekrell, Minor, three- year term on State Board of Chiro- podists; L. W. Woehrmann. Wahpeton, three-year term on State Board of Barber Examiners; Nick Frank, Dickinson. five-year term on State Electrical Board: Ordean L. Dahl, Litchville. five- year~ term on State Real Es~te Commission: Mrs. John E~ Williams. Washburn three-year term on the State Medi- cal Center Advisory Council; and Alfred Riskedahl. Steele, and A. tot. Femrite Mandan to two-ye'a~ tez:m~? on the ~iry Products Pro- motion Commission. ["-[ STILL GOING UP CATTLE NUMBERS On Jan. 1, 1960, the cattle inven- tory in this country totaled 101.5 million head, up 4,870,000 from Jan. I a year ago, and the first time in 93 years of record that Janu- a~'y cattle numbers exe~ded 100 million. Most of the increase in cattle munbers in 1959 was in beef cattle although for the first time in six years there was a gain in the num- ber of milk cattle The hog inven- tory Jan. 1, at 58.5 million head was up 3 per cent from 1958, but vcell below the all-time peak o g3.7 million had Jan. 1, 1944. The total number of sheep and lambs on farms and ranches increased 2 per cent during 1959 to 33.6 million head Jan. 1. This is the largest inven- tory since Jan. 1, 1948, .but less that for any year before 1948, back te 1867, the first year records were kept. A total of 543,205 head of steers and heifers wa~ marketed out of first hands for slaughter at 12 im- portant livestock markets during February, according to latest Crop Reporting Board figures. This is 27 per cent increase over February 1959. Of the total, steer market- ings at 401,995 head were up 2~ per cent, and heifers, at 141,210 head. were up 33 per cent from February a year ago. Steers and heifers grading prime and choice made up 48 per cent of the mark- eting for slaughter, compared with 40 per cent in February 1959. '"rhe total number of cattle and calves on hand J~n. I, 1960, in North Dakota was only 1 per cent over 1959", says Harry G. Ander- son, NDAC agricultural economist. "A total of 1.899.000 head ranked North Dakota 23rd among the cat. tle states. "An increase of three per cent i. NINE KILLED AT 'STOP'--Two mothers and seven children were killed in wreckage of the passenger car (foreground) which was struck broadside at an intersection near Odessa, Tex.0 by that big truck ~background). The passenger car was crossing a "thru" l~ way, Only 17-month-old Connie Robert~ got out alive. he auto was pushed 126 feet, in beef cattle and calves was more in line with the trend in the nation. Milk cow numbers were down r little more than 3 per cent, a trend begun a few years ago. North Da- kota ranked 17th in beef cattle and calves. "Sheep and lamb numbers which have increased In recent years de- clined about 1.5 per cent. This in- ventory number includes sheep and lambs on feed a~ well as stock sheep and lambs. The loss of a large packing establishment would ac- count for a large part of this re- duction in numbers. But drouth, in certain are'as of the state the past two years has had its effect. NortV Dakota farmers could well resume their trend upward in sheep and lambs numbers when weather con- ditions are more conducive." And erson believes. --Ek- STATE LABORATORIES ANNUAL BULL~FIN State laboratories department bul- letins setting out reports of food and fertilizers, pesticides and petroleum drugs, commercial feeds, commercial products were mailed this week to state legislators, manufacturers, and other interested persons. M.J. Ratzlaff, director of th~ state laboratory, said the bulletin, were mailed to manufacturers whos~ products were made under the juris- diction of the department. Bulletin No. 125, "Food and Drug", reports on butter, oleomargarine, ice cream, hamburger, prepared meats, honey, drugs, vitamin prepa- rations, water analysis, non-alcoho- lic beverages, and aleoholiz bevera- ges. No. 126, "Commercial Feeds, Com- mercial Fertilizers and Pesticides," gives the rundown on poultry feeds, dairy and stock feds, swine feeds, dog and eat foods, registered ferti- lizers, insecticides, insecticide-fun- gicides, rodenteides, and-aerial ap- plication of pesticides. The third bulletin, No. 127, "Pe- troleum Products and Anti-Freeze', deals with specifications, tests of peroleum products, lubricating oils. is a special section on anti-freeze in- spection. Copies of the three bulletins are available from the state laboratories department in Bismarck. Copies for out-of-state requests sell for $1 each. In-state requests are free. OUTLOOK FOR FARM PRICES "PERKS UP" The outlook for agriculture the remainder of 1960 appears some- what brighter than it did last fall, reports Harry G. Anderson, exten- sion agricultural economist at ND- AC. Prices received between Decem- ber and mid-March increased 5 per cent due chiefly to high prices for hogs, cattle, broilers and eggs. Dur- ing the rest of 1960, prices are ex- pected to average the same or even some better than for the same period in 19~9, the economist says. The main factor affecting the price and income outlook for the rest of 1960 are (1) heavy total sup- ply situation with surpluses of some crops, but with reduced hog and egg production likely, (2) a strong and growing demand for food and other farm products as our popula- tion and economy expands, and (3) continued high exports of U. S. farm products. As to prospects for production in 1960, this will depend mostly on weather during the coming growing I and havesting seasons. So far, mois- ture conditions have been very good althot~gh spring field work was somewhat later than usual. There is also an underlying uptrend in yields reflecting advancing crop technology Anderson belives per capita red meat supplies may be slightly below 1959 as a result of smaller pork production. Cattle marketings, de- spite herd build-up the past two years, are expected to increase mod- erately for the rest of the year. However, the buildup in cattle num- bers could bring some difficult gasoline, kerosene, tractor fuel, heat- marketing problems in some future ing oil and diesel fuel inspection, period. test results for each manufacturer, I Hog marketings later this year will and statistics on gallonage by com-lbe reduced considerably from 1959 panies, grades and towns. The bun [levels, reflecting the 10 to 12 per letin also lists the oil companies do- cent cutback in the spring pig crops ing business in North Dakota. There indicated earlier. SLEEPS THROUGH NIGHTMARE--S~e in the arms of a Tangan- yika policewoman, this little refugee from the strife-torn Congo sleeps peacefully as she arrives at Dar es Salaam. There, members of the Red Cro~, the police force, St. John's Ambu- lance Brigade and Boy Scouts have stood by to help new ar- ~tvai~, CamPs have been set up to house some 800 nffug~. ! ) 3 7 ] ] 1 ]