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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER Boating is just one of the activities which brought each camping session of around a a wealth of new camping and outdoor skills. Don Stocker‘s pictures of Bismarck’s Troop Two show typical highlights of the camp sessions. The troop was divided into three patrols by Scout- master Bruce Angeli and Assistant Scoutmaster Harry R. Vadnie. John Stocker served as in charge of a patrol led by Lee Tangedahl and in- cluding Richard Hill, Lance Jaeger, Peter McKeever, Richard Middangh and David Stout. Senior Patrol Leaders Skip Hewitt was in charge of a patrol led by Randy Harrison and including Jay Moses. David Peske, Ted Quanrud and Mike Fishing Progro HEART BUTTE Scout Reservation closed its re- cords for the ’60 season after admitting a total of 594 Scouts this summer to its six weeks of camping on the shore of Heart Butte reservoir. Missouri Val- an additional 65 Vadnie. hundred Scouts junior assistant m Limited By License Sales in State By John Hewston Game and Fish Publicist Good fishing is the result of a lot of scientific work, which requires much specialized equipment, for- mally trained technicians and pur chase of the usual services and mat— erials. In other words, good fishing! doesn‘t just happen. It costs money, And the costs continue to climbl every year. According to information compil- ed by the Sport Fishing Institute in Washington, D. C., North Dakota i.» one of the “low men an the totem pole" in regard to the amount 0‘. money available to provide anr maintain good fishing. Only five states sell feWer fising licenses the: North Dakota - and only three have 'a Smaller income from fishing li~ censes. These are Delaware, Hawaii and Rhode Island —-— the three smallest states in the nation. Although North Dakota ranks 47th in income from sport fishing, thi< state is far from 47th place in amount and quality of fishing avail- able to anglers. In fact, North Da- kota has come a long way in thr past ten years, in regard to sport fishing. And all this tremendous progress has been on a “shoestring” as far as money goes. Until this year, much of the ex penditure for fishery investigations research, stocking and management came from hunting license fees. since the fishing license income was so small. However, this year the new twmdollar licence fee went into effect. It is «hoped that this increase will help offset the decline in license sales and the small number of dues. paying fishermen here. Further information compiled by the Sport Fishing Institute shows that the 121state area known as the “norh central” area (which includes North Dakota) was second only to the western states in interest in fishing among its residents. How ever, this region has shown the smallest percent of increase in both resident and non-resident fishing, license sales'of all four major re- gions in the past three years. Our per cent of increase in total population is second only to the western states but our per cent of increase in fishermen is the lowest in the nation. It appears as if we are going to have to interest more residents in buying fishing licenses, attract far more non-residents to fish here. or think about an in- crease in resident fising license fees again, soon. i i __D.. Many sheep raisers prefer to shear their ewes before lambing. It's easier for the lamb to nurSe when the weather turns cold, the ewe will bring her lambs into shel- ter. "D... Don‘t set concaves too close when threshing malting barley. lt‘s per~ fectly all right to have a small a- mount of beard left on the barley. “D..— A three ton yield of alfalfa will take 140 pounds of nitrogen, 35 pounds of phosphate and 45 pounds of potash per acre from your land! Interstates Safer By For, Statistics Show The recent rash of fatal traffic accidents, including those at Wil- rnon't, Minn, which clamed nine lives, and at McKenzie, which took three lives, clearly emphasizes the safety advent-ages of interstate highways. , Highway Commissioner A. W. Wentz also noted that so far in 1960, no fatal accidents have oc- curred on the Interstate SYStem in North Dakota built to ultimate In- terstate standards. Only a single death and 29 per- sonal injuries caused by traffic ac- cidents were reported between Jamestown and Valley City on both Interstate 94 and old U. S. 10 dur- ing the first 14 months of opera. tion, from Nov. 1, 1958 to Dec. 31, 1959. . Commissioner Wehts points out the sharp contrast between this record and the one chalked up for the 14 months prooeding the ' of Interstate 94. From Nov. 1, 1956 to Dec. 31, 1957 there were seven deaths and 46 personal injuries on the none stretch of highway be- tween Jamestown and Valley Cit!- These facts clearly illustrate the superior safety features of divided- lane. controlled access highways, Wentz states, and adds that per- ilormance records to date show that accident rates on this type of high- way are only one-third that of other roads with comparable traffic. It should be pointed out, the Commissioner says. that the one math and 13 of the personal injur- ies reported on Interstate 94 re-- sulted from the severe dust storm west of Jamdstowu Sept. 8. 1959. At this time both west-bound and east bound traffic lanes were Scenes of multiple car accidents caused by blowing dust and ex. tremely poor visibility. “Without this dust storm. or if a little extra caution had been used by everyone involved, North Da- kiota‘s first 14- months of exper- ience with the Interstate would have been without a slnBle fatal accident and we would have had a phenomenally low number of per- s on al injuries," Commissioner Went: stresses. While it is still too early to pre- didt the eventual saving in life and property brought about by the In- terstate system, the Commissioner says he expects it to be significant. “We have viritually eliminated the deadly head-Jon and intersection broadside collisions with the In- terstate type (of highway.” Wentz also points out that current accident reports and highway speed studies do not show any justifica~ tion for fearing the effects of high- edr speed travel on the Interstate system in North Dakota. 1 ley Scout Council officials said that this year’s total attendance did not quite amount to a record, because tended the National Jamboree near Colorado Springs. George Freeman was junior assistant in charge of a patrol led by Gary Hakkenson and including Glen and Lynn Hyland, John Mortenson. John Schier- meister and Ross Vogelsang. The camp has eight permanent camp sites, each 0 which is provided with shelters used for cooking and eating, picnic tables, water, charcoal burners and a tent for the. Scoutmaster. Each troop did its own cooking and handles its own camping detail. (‘amp activities are coordinated by the Scout- masters and camp counsellors. Council Scout Ficldmen Tony Kuntz. Bill Hank- .ns and Doug McDowell were in charge of the camp. , during the first six months of 1960. , be done.” Scouts from the Council area at- Blue Cross Expense Hits New High in ND Blue Cross “claims expense" for the hospital care of subscribers in North Dakota reached a new high Ronald A. Jydstrup, director of North Dakota Blue Cross, said the plan paid out a record 53.162.556 doting the six month period ending June 30. Use of hospital services by North Dakota Blue Cross members con- tinus to rank third highest in the nation among all 83 Blue Cross Plans, exceeded only by Cheyenne. Wyoming and Jackson, Mississippi. Jydstrup said that for the past two years a public information pro- gram has been conducted in an ef— fort to reduce unnecessary use of hospital services. “It appears the program has re- sulted in a better understanding by the public of the results of unneces- sary use of Blue Cross benefits which are reflected in higher Blue Cross rates, but much more has to “If Blue Cross patients stayed an average of one day less in the hos— pitals," he added, “Blue Cross could save over $750,000 annually.” Jydstrup said if the North Dakota! Sgt UP a StateWide Citizen's com'i public’s use of Blue Cross were thel same as the nation’s average, over $1,340,000 could be saved in Blue Cross claims expense annually. He stated that high utilization of hos- pital services and the continuing rise in hospital costs are the major reasons Blue Cross rates have to be adjusted. “Blue Cross has no con- trol," he said, “over hospital costs which have climbed over 20 per cent since 1958. when Blue Cross rates were last adjusted." “Inflation has hit the hospitals harder than it has hit most business— es," Jydstrup said. “As an example, the cost of many hospital supplies alone has increased over 100 per cent in the last ten years." He added that hospitals must keep pace with increases in general wage levels in the state. Many hospital personnel are still underpaid and the hospitals must bring wage and salary levels up to thOSe of the community gen- erally, in order to retain the skilled personnel they require. Jydstrup urged the public to con- sider carefully any proposed con- struction of additional hospital fac- ilities. He said hospital construction costs approximate $20,000 per hos- pital bed and that a 50-bed hospital with its necessary services would cost approximately one million dol- lars. To maintain a single hospital‘ bed ready for service with its skilled personnel, supplies. etc. re- quires another six to eight thousand dollars annually. “Forty-one of the 58 licensed gen- eral hospitals in North Dakota have less than 50 beds," Jydstrup said_ “and a typical hospital with 47 beds expends more than one-third of its total expenses Just to be ready for any emergency. These costs go! Support Loans ' rlover More Crop than '59 Wheat farmers put more of their crop under price support loans and purchase agreements through July. 1960, than they did during the first seven months of 1959. The department of agriculture said 126,902,207 bushels of this year's wheat crop were placed under sup- port through July, compared with 107,720.889‘bushels of the 1959 crop under support through the same month last year. Of this year‘s crop thus far under supports, 122,941,533 bushels were werehouse stored, 3,862, 688 bushels were farm stored and 97,966 bushels were under purchase agreement. Most of the 1960 total was in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Kansas put 50,572.195 bushels under support. Oklahoma 40,765,322 bushels and Texas 23,630,258 bushels. Small quantities of other 1960 :rop grains also had gone under price support through July, the de- partment said. These, with the com- parable quantities put under sup- port through the same month last year, included: Barley 4,710,826 and 3,899,737 bushels; oats, 1,188,078 and 549,348; grain sorghums, 1,489,972 and 896.— 604; and rye 38,257 and 23,866. Diploma—DIVERS Lure Students North Dakota’s new crop of high School graduates has been warned ' V g ‘to watch out for short—course and Marshall Christinson of Homes teaches Jay ’loses and Lynn. Hyland the proper way to use knives and axes. Scouts have plenty of opportunity to earn merit badges and to quality for higher ratings through the skills they master at Here. Charles Flockker of Mandan camp. Clima‘x of each camp session is the Order of the Arrow ceremony. is the Indian Brave, Allan Pearson of Bismarck is the Eagle dancer and Gary Haakenson is‘the runner. The Missouri Valley Council expects to have hot shower facilities ready for next year’s camp sessions, and is also looking into the pos- sibility of adding a rifle range. beds over the January 1. 1959 report. Jydstrup suggested that hospitals mittee to advise in planning long- range building programs to pre- vent unnecessary duplication of fa- cilities. He said “there is real pOS—' sibility we will have a costly sur« plus of hospital beds if those al- ready on the drawing boards are put into service. It is clear that care- ful community—wide planning is needed to conserve the public’s dollar as wisely as possible~through orderly and planning expansion of hospital facilities. Hospitals proposing to expand may find that by the time the addi- tional beds are ready, the demand for them has been eliminated by the expansion of other hospitals in the area." Jydstrup said. “An over~ supply of beds could put an inflat- ionary burden on our community hospitals through the added expense of maintaining unneeded facilities. The Blue Cross director said that hospital experts predict that hos- uital costs will continue to rise about ten per cent a year. Two years { ago, Columbia University’s School of Public Health and Administrative Medicine began looking into Blue Cross problems and concluded that cent by 1967.” In June of this year, however,. even before the study got off the press, it was outdated. It appears be reached by 1962, not 1967, Jyd- tinue to climb and by 1967 or 1968 may reach $50 per patient day"? “Because of the impact of inflation on the hospital, however, many of- the areas affecting hospital costs are uncontrollable and the hos-, on whether the beds are occupiedipitals alone cannot be held direct- or not.” There were 3,310 hospital beds available in North Dakota on: January 1, 1960, an increase of 30l ly responsible." Jydstrizp said “the problem now becomes one of mutual concern,‘ and the hospitals .the physicians and the public together must make care- ful coordinated planning a standard preliminary to future development {if the voluntary hospital system is “to survive." .' ——:1—— Teacher Is Not IA Machine -— Yel' All this talk about teaching ma- chines and other mechanical mon- will make it more so. The machines leave the teacher free for the more creative aspects of teaching - - in- cluding more individual attention to students and more conferences .with their parents. A machine. after all. cannot hoid discussions. debates, conduct demon- strations, or diagnose a student's adjustment or learning problems. These are the things only a’ real live teacher can do—~and can do more effectively, when she is back— stopped by a machine to take care of some of the repetitive or mechan- ical drill work which is a necessary ipal‘t of all learning. “The teaching machine,” writes William H. Allen, editor of the Audio-Visual Communication Re- view," signifies a major .break- hospital costs would “increase 50 per! through toward the emancxpation of the teacher to fill his proper in- structional role." Although mother may never have to talk to a teaching machine she that the 50 per cent figure willi will want to be able to talk about them. Most machines have two win- strup said. “ BaSed on past “611615.; in one window. The student punches the cost of hospital care will con-‘ study problem or question appears dows which the student faces. The out his answer. The machine then indicates whether or not the ansv er is correct. ’lhe student may not proceed to the next item until the correct response is given. The mac?» ine' unlike most human beings, has ieternal patience. and can repeat an explanation over and over without signs of irritation. i l “diploma mill’ swindlers. Dr. A. E. Mead, commissioner of higher education in North Dakota, reminded parents and graduates that this is the time of year the phonics are most likely to be on the prowl. "As enrollment pressures mount," Mead said, “and it becomes more difficult for the high school grad- uate to enter the college of his choice, activity of education swin- dlers is bound to increase." They work something like this: Smooth-talking salesmen move in- to an area and agree to get a gradu- ate into some select School for a $50 to $300 cash fee. 1 i “No student," Mead asserted. “need pay cash to any salesman to ,get into a good school." i Mead said glowing promises of ;employment, nearly all false, are usually made by the phony trade ‘or technical institutions. Many 'ed and signed that stipulates a , certain amount of requirements be- times, he said, contract is offer- .fore job placement can be assured.“ : After intensive work by the stu- ’its contract by telling the student ‘ the requirements can never be com- dent, the school can hide behind Ip‘ieted," Mead said. The commissioner advised stu- dents and parents to investigate carefully before sending any money ,Ly mail. “Attractive brochures snowing pictures of non-existing i l ' {colleges are not uncommon,” said ' Mead. The best possxblc method of in- vestigation, ne said, is to get in sions officer of the nearest college touch with the registrar or admis- ‘and ask about informaticn received in brochures or from door-to~door salesmen. A call in re: son is even better, he said. Mead cited“ a recent conviction in New Jersey of a school called “Trinity College.” The operation was terminated by the court in April 1960. The director resided and conduct- ed affairs of the school from his ’home in Newark, New Jersey. The institution. however, was chartered in Indiana and there was no record of it having requested or receiving a license. The school operated under a cor— respondence type format. Students were told they could secure a bacheo Iors, masters or doctors degree I through home instruction for a sum “ ranging from $100 to $150. Stale Offidals Oppose Higher ND Speed‘Limits .Most state officials, judges and law officers think a maximum speed of 66 milw per hour is fast enough, according :to results of a question- naire circulated by the state high- lway department. 5 Several legislators have indicat- ed they might sponsor legislation to raise the Elegal maximum speed limit on interstate highways. ._U_ ,MEAT PRODUCTION KEEPS PACE WITH DEMAND The first four months of 1900 were “made to order” for both pro- ducers and consumers of live stock products, reports National Live Stock Producer magazine. Increas~ ed production ofmeat kept prices from rising While our growing pop- ulation and higher average income strengthened the demand for meat, the magazine said. Slaughter of cattle during the first three months of 1960 was 12 per cent above the same period last year and total meat output for the first quarter was 6 per cent above last year. Veal output was up per cent, pork output was up 4 per cent, and lamb and mutton production was down 6 per cent.