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BILLINGS COUNTY FIONEER Businessmen Trade Views with Democrats Heinemeyer Now Chairman of Aeronautics Unit Raymond W. Heinemeyer, Bis- ~narck, is the new chairman of the North Dakota aeronautics commis- aion. Heinemeyer succeeds Wesley E. Keller, formerly of Minot. He was elected chairman at the commis- sion's annual reorganization meeting in Bismarck. Other officers are Lester O. Jolly Grand Forks, vice chairman, and Leland Brand, Taylor, secretary. In other action the commission in- structed Director Harold G. Vavra to file necessm-y petitions to inter- vene in the Wyoming-South Dakota- Chicago air route case. The case involves application of North Central Airlines for a new non-stop route from Sioux Falls S. D to Chicago. The commission sazd the new route, if connected with present schedules in North Dakota, may pro- vide additional service from North Dakota. The commission also instructed Vavra to prepare design and lo- cation standards for construction of small aircraft landing strips around the state. The strips would be built by the commission using unclaimed avi- ation gas tax refunds. Use of the f,mds wer~ permitted by passage of Constitutional Amendment 4 in North Dakota's June 28 primary. Vavra told the commission it was his understanding the state auditor will make the first payment of un- claimed aviation gas tax monies to the commission after the first of the year. This payment, he said, would be an accumulation from July 28 this year when the" ~amenclm~nt took effect. The commission also reviewed aerial crop spraying accidents dur- ing the 1960 season. It concluded an educational pro- gram was needed to stress that fati- gue is a major factor in the acci- dent. Two aircraft spraying the same field, also multiplies hazards the commission said. --[:y-- ADAPT GRAIN STORAGE TO LIVESTOCK FEEDING Make your new grain storage serve as part of your feed handling arrangement for livestock feeding, suggests Arthur H. Schulz, NDAC agricultural engineer. Fi,~t, carefully locate your storage so an auger feed assembly will per- mit you to feed directly into your feed grinding or rolling equipment. Large-sized hopper-bottom bins can be purchased. These bins are more expensive than fiat bottomed bins, but they do provide an easy method for adapting grain storage to feed grinding and handling in- stallations, and may be worth con- sidering on some farms. Reac~onably priced sweep type au- ger unloaders, also available, will give a flat-bottomed bin all of the advantages of a hopper-bottomed bin. These sweep-type unloaders are located in the center of the bin and automatically empty the bin. They require a special auger and boot that must be installed before the bin is filled. The unloader is de- signed for a round bin. However, Phillip Spichke, Kief, installed his SWeep unloader in a square wooden bin and it is working ~atisfactorily, Schulz says. --CY-- Bureau Awards Lines Conirac! The bureau of reclamation has announced the award of a $1,913,500 contract to Electric Properties Co Lincoln, Neb for construction of transmission lines in North Dakota. The contract calls for a 136-mile line from the Garrison Dam switch- yard to the Jamestown substation. A two-mile line will also be con- structed near Garrison on the G~r. risen-Bismarck Line No. 2. The work will be in Mercer, Mc- Lean, Burleigh, Kidder and Stuts- man counties. The contract calls for completion within 660 calendar days. Minnesota research indicates both yield and quality of flaxseed are at their peak before the flax is ripe. They recommend harvesting flax as soon as moisture condition permit normal harvesting. Democratic candidates exchanged views this week with businessmen at a luncheon meeting. Left-to: right: State Sen. Ray Vendsel of Carpio. candidate for Congress; Adam Black of Bismarck, Demo- cratic candidate for governor Wil- liam Guy of Amenia, Morton county candidate for the state legislaure Willi~rn Gietzen, T. Clam Case.:," of Bismarck and State Democratic Chairman. Abner Larson of Mandan. In his address~ Guy stressed the close relationship between sound business eonditior~s in the state and good farm income. "We Democrats favor industrial development on a large scale for North Dakota," Guy said "but at the same time we do not overlook the great potential we have right here in sm~ll industry and business. "Farm credit is a major bottle- neck to the state's economic grow- th," Guy stated, and he said he be- lieves North Dakota banks in gen- eral and the Bank of North Dakota in particular should help solve this problem, possibly through lending pools wherein a number of finan- cial institutions share whatever risk may exist. '~rhe Bank of North Dakota pre- sently h~s $83 million invested out- side the state," the Democratic can- grams assuring adequate water re- sources, power capacity, favorable transportaion rates and an updated labor relations ~ct. "We should also give more a~- tention to research, particularly on possible uses of lignite, salt, and oil byproducts." Guy said a new look at North D~tkota's tax structure, particularly in regard to real estate taxes ~s long overdue. He said the personal property tax is poorly administered under present laws. In answer to questions from busi- nessmen, he said a Democratic ad- ministration at the State Capitol would give high priority to achiev- ing greater efficiency m state gov- ernment by consolidating agencies and eliminating unnecessary dupli- cation. He said North Dakota's li- censing structure needs to be over- hauled, to reduce t h e present amount of overlap among the var- ious ~tgencies. Strict bushel control is the only realistic solution to farm surplus, Guy said, and in answer to another question he said cash grain farmers h~ve nothing to gain from the sort of "payment in kind" program be- ing favored by farmers in the feed- er areas. Guy told the approximately 50 candidates and bttsinessmen present did~te for governor pointed out.that North Dakota has a "~remen- "Of the bank's $20 million resources, dous potential for economic de- a mere $3,200,000 is being used for velopment." FHA loans." State Chairman Abner Larson in- Guy said the state must en- troduced Guy as well as other c o u r a g e industrial development Democratic candidates for state of- through fc~tering aggressive pro- lice who were present. Unless toxaphene has been used, rangeland sprayed for grasshopper control shouldn't be grazed for 90 days after application, or else cat- tle must be held for an 8 to 10 month period after removal from the range before they can be slaughter- ed. Vapors from such chemicals as 2,4-D and 3,4,5-T can drift through the air and attack trees, shrubs and bushes. Excessive appilications to control lawn weeds may leach through the soil and injure tree roots. NOT ENOUGH HELP, HE SAYS---Oliver Powers, father of U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers, who is scheduled for spy trial in Moscow Aug. 17, talks with Vice President Nixon in Wash- Ington before enplaning for the Soviet. Powers complained to Nixon that the U. S. has not done enough to help his son. HE BEAT THE OTHER MUFFIN BAKERS---Dennis Schultz, 12, Rochester, N.Y holds his prize muffins, which won the blue ribbon at the Monroe County fair 4-H exhibit. Not only is Dennis a mean muffin baker, he's on a local sandlot base- ball team and won a cha-cha contest at a dgncing Jmhool last year. Ambition ? He wants to be a farmer. I compared to 213 a year ago, indi- cating a slackening off of home building. Total bui!d~ ng for North Da- kota so far ttus year included $21,- 3/J3.920. compared to $21.086.057 last Ronald A. Jydstrup, director of in June and $40,696 in July. y~:~r. July b,ldding totalled $3,623.- North Dakota Blue Cross, says that Jydstrup said the actual operat- 055 this year comparea lo $4.401,- Insurance Comissioner A. J. Jan-ing expense of $297,297 for the 6f0 last year. gardingSen's statementreductionsOfinAUgUstthe operating25 re- first seven months of 1960 were $30,-I Comparable building figures for expenses of Blue Cross has caused 523 less than the budgeted figures1 other North Dakota cities for the first seven months of the year in- considerable misunderstanding and of $327,820, indicating that Blue/elude, 1960 figures first, th.~ 1959 should be clarified. Cross had been watching expenses ~figores following: "Commissioner Jensen stated thatclosely since the first of the year Dickinson, $1,460,150. $1,2912,400; Blue Cross officials had promised because of the insurance depart- Fargo, $5430,000, $4,088,035; Grand him that they would cut the nearly ment's delay in acting on the Blue Forks. $2336.572. $2,446A87; James- $600,000 administrative expense in Cross notice of rate increases,town. $1,99,280, $2 097,273; Mandan, half, but that this has not been Jydstrup said that these operat- $471,200~ $956,600; Minot, $3225,085 done and Blue Cross expenses have ing expense figures are filed month- $4,638,900, and Valley City, $1,219,650, been going up each month/' Jud- ly wifh the insurance commissioner. $703,710. strup said. He said operating expenses for [~- Jydstrup said that in meetings the year to date were 8.88% of in- Nearly 500.000 farmers and ranch- with state insurance department of- come "whR:h is certainly ~ favor- tion credit association s in the con- ficials, Blue Cross representatives able operating expense ratio." "In tinental U. S. and Puerto Rico. stated operating expenses would be fact," Jydstrup added," we in Blue About 270,000 currently have loans reviewed to see if expenses could Cross have always been proud of from the associations. be reduced, our low operating expense ratio .f-l- He said that minutes docuemnt- because this leaves the balance of The fa:mly farm continues domin- ing meetings with the insurance de- approvimately 91 cents out of each ant in the U. S. In 1957 it is estimaz- partment indicate Jansen had told dollar received available for the ed some 1,6 per cent of all farms Blue Cross officials "their admin- payment of hospital bills for our istrative expenses were too high Blue Cross subscribers, were family operated, the same pea- and should be cut in half." The operating expense ratios of centage as 25 years ago. In view of the lack of approval North Dakota Blue Cross and the of the change in rates by the in- Blue Cross Plans in neighboring surance department, Blue Cross of- states having comparative rural ficials reviewed operating expenses types of Blue Cross programs for to see where economices could be the first three months of 1960, ac- realized without making it neces- cording to reports from the Blue sary to drastically curtail its ser- Cross Commission in Chicago are: vice to subscribers and to the hos- Montana, 16.83; Idaho 11.91%; New pitals. Mexico, 9.17%; Utah, 8.75%; North "As as result of this comprehen- Dakota, 8.61%, Sioux City, Iowa, sire review, the Blue Cross board 6.35% and M~innesota 5.32%. of trustees voted on August 12, We cannot operate at the same 1960 to reduce the annual operating expense ratio as Minnesota Blue budget of $562,015 by 105,979, effec- Cross simply because we do not tive Sept. 1. have the type of economy in which The 1960 budget included $313,- we can enroll large groups of from 351 for salaries, $50,432 for travel four to five thousand employees, nor and conference expenses, $24,700 do we have the population pe- ter advertising and $173,532 for other tential. The greater number of North expenses. The board decided to Dakota Blue Cross groups range in shave from the $562,015 total, $48,- size of from 4 to 12 employees and 826 in salaries, $30,028 in travel and 85 per cent of our groups are in conference expense, $12,430 in ad- that category, which indicates that vertising expenseand $24,645 in we have a "small business" econ- other expenses, omy. Jydstrup stated thatnine staff --D-- positions are being eliminated, nec-rJziazri!"u""ng'erm'-s essitating a reassignment of duties of positions being eliminated to other staff members. Ahead '0f '59 For example, Judstrup said, the position of assistant professional relations director has been elimin- Building permits issued in Bis- ated with the duties of the position marck during the first seven months of 1960 total $4,439.1~3, compared being reassigned and divided among the director, professional relations with permits valued at $3,902,799 director and %he controller, issued during the corresponding In addition, the public relations period of 1959. SHOPPING FOR POWERS-- post is being eliminated with those The Ninth District Federal Re- Mrs. Barbara Powers carries duties being reassigned to the en- serve Bank shows in zts current a suitcase on the shopping rollment director, the director and report that the July totals dropped jaunt she made for her hus* the assistant director, from $1,307,509 to $636.100last The reduction in advertising ex- month, however, band, spy-sentenced U-2 pilot pense of $12,480 will be realized by Total permits issued in July orop- Francis G. Powers, before discontinuing all television adver ped from 75 a year ago to 52 this she left Moscow. She is ac- rising, Jydstrup added, past month while the to~al hum-companted by an intourist Blue Cross operating expenses ber for th~ January-July period guide. The U.S. embassy have not been going up each month, this year was only 230 compared to opened its commissary so ~d~a as has been stated by the Insurance 311 for the same period a year ago. could stock up on canned Commissioner, Jydstrup said. The number of housekeeping uni~ goods, cigarets and other Actual operating expenses in 1960 being added to the Capital City also items. Then she set off in totaled $40,696 in January, $41,630 were down; 30 last J'Jv compar-the city for warm work in February, $41,494 in March, ~4 ~d to 60 a year ago, an-] 142 for clothes, wool underwear, a 651 in April, $44,714 in May, $43,416 the first seven months this year parka and a raincoat. U With as little You can get your money, in- as 63 # a day, terest, anytime you want it. Bonds are [ou can buy an a ready reserve that you can cash 18.75 U.S. anytime at any bank. But it pays Savings Bond to keep them. every month. 40 months later you'll own Bonds worth $1,000 at ma- turity. Your money is guaranteed safe by the U.S. Government. Bonds are an absolutely riskless investment. The cash value ofyour Bonds won't drop--it can only grow. Your money can't be lest or stolen. There are two especially good The Treasury will replace your things about this $1,000. Bonds, free, if anything happens You buy it with money you might to them. have dribbled away. It costs you You more than money. You only $750---in east installments, help savethepeacewith everyBond Why don't you start saving rightyou buy. Bond money goes for SCio now with U.S. Savings Bonds? enee, education, military strength-- More advantages to think about the weapons of peace. And the You can save autc,natically wlth the Payroll Savings Plan. Tell your com- pany how much to deduct from your pay for Bonds. You won't for- get to save. Your savings will add up automatically. You now get 3 4% interest, at matu- This new rate, which went into effect June I, 1959, makes your Bond money grow faster. Bonds now ma- ture 14 months earlier than before-- in 7 years, 9 months. Bondsbought before June 1, 1959 earn an extra from then on. money you save helps keep our nation's economy strong. Here's how you can Teach ~our savin~ goat with U.S. Savings Bonds in just 7 years, 9 month~ l-] want about$~,SO0 ~. $10.000 each week 0 Buy t em where you work or ] :i