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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER Oil and Gas Ta es Hit l ew High Oil and ga~ production tax colle,'tions in North Dakota hit a new high for the ouarter end- ing June 30---passing the previous high by more than $112,000. A total of $704.306 in taxes was collected on oil and gas produc- tion valued at $14.087.018 in 11 North Dakota counties during the past quarter. According to Tax Commission- er J. Arthur Engen's report, re- leased Tuesday, the new amount exceeds the old record set dur* ing the first Quarter of 1960. A total of $668,776 was collect- ed as of March 31 this year on a pro,;uction valuation of $13,375,- 509. Engen noted an increase on total production valuation of over $2,257,000 from the quarter end- ing ,June 30. 1959. The increase, he said, is due mainly to the re- cord crude oil allowables set during 1960 by the industrial commission. Greatest amount or ta~ during the last quarter came from pro- duction in Williams county Total collected was $240.332 on a pro- duction valued at $4.806.632. Here is a breakdown of the val- uation and tax collected from each of the other 10 counties: McKenzie--$4,013,293 valuation. $200,664 in tax; Burke--S2,292,017 and $114.600: Mountrail--$1,171,- 148 and $58,557: Bottineau-- $932,- 144 and $46,561; Renville--$306,- 994 and $15,349. Divide--S290.679 and $14,534; Billings--S253.072 and $12,653; Bowman--S16,126 and $806; Dunn --$3,705 and $185:Stark--S1,023 and $60. .- ['-] DAIRY INDUSTRY IS BIG BUSIN, ESS IN" NORTH DAKOTA Just how important is the dairy income to the economy of North Dakota? "It's about a $60 million dollar a year business." says Clarence Olson NDAC extension dairyman. About 6 cents out of every dol- lar of agricultural income in North Dakota comes f r o m dairy products. Another 3 or 4 cents can be added to that as the value of cows and veal calves sold last year for meat, he adds. Dairying was a more important business, in dollars, than hogs were last year. The chief dairy product be- ing shipped from North Dakota is butter, which is going to both the east and west coasts, at the rate of about 56 million pounds a year. According to Olson. the dairy business m a community can be a significant factor in the stability and improvement of that com- munity. About 76 cents of each dollar earned through a creamery is spent for products in the local community by the dairymen, he explains. At present, considerable inter- est is being taken in the cheese business in North Dakota. Cheese manufacturing could mean the advent of a new enterprise for North Dakota farmers. How have the dairy herd im- provement associations been do- ing in North Dakota? According to Olson. about 4.500 cows are enrolled in the program now, compared with about 400 cows 10 to 12 years ago. It has been shown that a dairyman who en- rolls his herd in a DHIA pro- gram can expect to increase his production about 46 pounds of butterfat per cow in a 5-year period. In regard to artificial in- semination, the averages of cows produced by this method are running 50 pounds more of but- terfat per cow over the produc- tion averages of their mothers. Water Study Group to Address Confab A s~tudy committee seeking to establish a Southwest North Da- kota Development D~trtct will hold a series of meetings in 14 southwestern counties in the ~gate to explain the advantages of such a district, which would resemble the present Garrison Conservancy District. Rep. Ralph Beede of Elgin i,s chairman of the temporary study committee, which includes repre- sentatives of each of the 14 court, ties~ Meetings will be held in each of the counties during the month of October. The new district would be fi- nanced through a levy, upplied to the entire 14-county area. The district would work to develop the area's agricultural, water. recreational, historical und other resources. Beede's study group met ]a~t week to review a preliminary draft of legislation establishing the district. Ray SchneI1 of Dickinson was appointed a member of the study committee. --51- Use of potato flakes and gran- ules has increased from almost nothing to a $35 million retail value in the last 3 years. --D-- Meat takes a fourth of the money U. S. hotmewives spend for food. Sales of meat animals provide a thh.d of all cash re- ceipts from farm marketls~ 'E' FOR EXCELLENT--Comdr. George Steele II (right), skip- per of the nuclear submarine Seadragon, which he com- manded in a cruise from Portsmouth, N.H to Hawaii via the North Pole, is congratulated in a Pearl Harbor cere- mony by Rear Adm. Roy S. Benson, commander of subma- rine forces. Pacific. Lower: Crew on deck of the Seadragon. 2300 USED TEST FOR BARLEY SMUT DISEASE More than 2,300 lots of seed barley for planting last spring were given the "embryo test" for determining the per cent of loose smut. This work wa~ done by the State Seed Department using methods developed cooperating with the plant pathology depart- ment of the Agricultural Experi- ment S~,ation a NDAC. The seed department will con- tinue to provide embryo testing of lyarley seed on the same basis as the past year, performing the r~est on each lot within 24 hours of its receipt. A~ a check on the accuracy of this test this year, the seed de- partment investigated 300 of over 2,300 samples tested. The percent- age of smut indicated by the em- bryo test showed only a very slight variation when the seed was grown and the per cent of smut actualty determined from the field grown barley plants. Thirty-five lots of 1960 grown barley checked recently by the seed department showed about half the samples had 5 per cent or more of loose smut. JAMES LAWRENCE 2" OFFSHORE DEMON~rRATION--From a rented excursion boat some 350 members of the International Longshoremen's Union wave signs and shout "mu~dere~' as they protest in New York hUbor the arrival o~ the Soviet liner Balflka carrying Premier Nlktta Xl~h~ and s ~up of satellite leader~ Bitter ~ and fog ~ the Communist re~eseatat/vm. Crime Rate Drops Slightly In North Dakota Crime has decreased slight- ly in North Dakota. the FBI reports. A iota] of 2.112 serious crimes were recorded during 1959.compared with 2.131 in 1~5g. North Dakota's population dropped from 6~0.050 to 626.976 last year. The crime rate per 100.000 in the state was 327.7 for 1958 but increased to 336.9 in 1959. This compares with the pational crime rate of 903.6 and 896, respectively, for the two years. There were tour murders re- ported for North Dakota in 1958 and 3 in 1959. while forcible rape eases increased from 17 to 23 during the two years. The number of other serious crimes reported for North Da- kota during 1958 and 1959, rc- spectively, include: Robbery 58 and 30. aggravat- ed assault 39 and 34, burglary 1,086 and 1.095, larceny of $50 and over 480 and 553, and auto theft 447 and 374. i:!:: :.: i:!:i::'i iiii!i!iiii GETS IN PICtURE--Eddie Fisher ~anages to get into the act by ,~eeping over the shoulder of ais wife, actress Elizabeth Taylor, as they arrive in Lon- don. Miss Taylor is preparing for the title role in a new film. USE FARlVI RECORDS rO CURB ~EXPENSES Farm families with systema~c recards find the information a- big help in clamping down on expenses and in spotting the en- terprises that are uaymg out. as well as those that aren't pay- rag. Records on farm operations provide the clue to better in- comes, according to Bjorne Na- aden. NDAC extension economist in farm management. "Most people keep records for income tax reporting and various other reasons." he says, "but mostly these records are not be- ing put to their best use." For instance, a good set of re- cords can tell you whether you made any money with that new feed lot you are now operating, or from the crops that you have harvested. Naaden cites the experience of one farmer who has kept reeor'.ts for a long time. This man says he's at least $500 a year better off by keeping records, and fi- gures this adds up to a sizable return over the 28 years he has kept records This was accomp- lished with only an hour's work a month on record keeping which this farmer describes as "the eas- iest money I make." Get the most out of your farm and home records, Naalen urges. In addition to their obvious val- ue in income tax reporting, let records do much more for you in providing the information need- ed to control expenses, helping you to obtain credit on a better basis, enabling you to spot the weak and strong points in your farming operations, and giving you a better all-round knowledge of the business side of farming. -q:3-- Half of the 6 billion dollar Federal budget for agriculture helps everyone through such programs as food distribution to the needy in this country, school milk and school lunches, to fore- ign countries for mutual aid, for meat inspection, consumer education, research, market dev- elopment, and protection of U S. soil, water and forest resources. --[2-- A lamb crop of 524,000 head is estimated for North Dakota in 1960, 12,000 over the 1959 crop and well above the 10-year lamb-crop average. 0 Cool season grasses, such as crested wheatgrass and brome- gra~, seeded in August on sum- merfallow, have an extra ad- vantage in North Dakota over early spring seedings. --U]-- Buy your plastic silo cover wide and long enough to cover impossible to get an air tight the silo in one piece. J4's almost cover if there are seams to hold in concrete. It's the shrinkage down. I IJ lJ Irl]!ll :.~ '~e~ ~- 1 Treat every gun with the respect due a loaded gun. This is the first rule of gun safety. 2 Guns carried into camp or home, or when otherMse not in use, must always be unloaded, and taken down or have actions open; guns always should be carried ',n cases to the shooting area. 3 Always be sure barrel and action are clear of obsfruc. lions, and that you have only amr~nifion of the proper size for the gun you are carrying, Rer~ive all and grease from chamber before firing. ::'!: :" :i~:: '- ":i-:> ^" 4 Always carry your gun so that yo~!:~an conffoJ ~ne c:~- recfion of ~e muzzle, even if you sfumbJ~i:ik0ep the safety on until you are ready to shoot. : ::~ :- " ::; : S Be sure of your target before yoJ!ii:p.~!i!ii~e ff|gger; know the identifying features of the gam~::::: ~i~:ii~!end fo ,hoot; avoid all horseplay while handling ~ Cj:u:~:b%. :i': .:i~i;!i!iiii:iiiii!!iiiiii:i 7 Unaffended guns should be unloade~'guns:~:!~i~?:~!~iii:i!~i!!:: munition should be stored separately beyon:~:.~ch o~:c~i~;:::~iii}i dren and careless adults. . -!: ii ;iiiii - ========================== " ::? ii::ii!i!!!i~" 8 Never climb a tree or. fence or jump a d;f ::iii ;fh iiiiii}iiiiiii: oaded gun: never pu, a gun toward you by the Never shoot a bullet at a flat, hard sudec " iiiiiiiiiiiii face of water; when at target practice be!i!;:/:::i!i: stop is adequate, i~il :"~':::'::.~ :::i: :-:!:{!i!iiii{i{iiiiiiiiiiiiii~ 10 Avoid alcohoGc dr;nks before or dur,n i :h:oo i:n .ililiiiiii:iiiiii!iiiiill .~ ~. ~ . ~ ifi;. :.: ~'~ : ',k ~:*~: A:: ':::"~!!.'~! i} i}}: ~';i;!:ii~!~ ,~ : ~ ~~:- '." *::.~ ';'::~:,: : ~.:! :"-:::." ~!i:i:ii::::i::i!i~i::'.-i.: :ii~:" : ,:. - : ": ::.;::: ~ '-: : :: .::,: : ::: ".::~ . :: ~: .~. ~ ~$ "~. :. :~ -:: : ~ "~ .: ~, : : :::.: :::.::.: ~ =============================== i~ aad ~oot;.g ~foty. S~d ~queth t~ SPORTSMEN'S SERVICE BUREAU, 250 E~$t 43rd Street. New Yore 17. N. Y. ", ,-'.:.:.- ;.:.:.:.:.~: -: -,-. -.v . .-.- v.-.-.- - -.- -.-.- - v - < v v.- ~ - - - .~, -, -.- ~ v ~ ~.~::::~: :~::~:~.~}~:~i~!:~:i~.~:~:~ ~`~i~.~ ~.~.~}~ ~i.`.`.K~!~.~.~i~;~i~i$.~!~:i~i:i$!:~$~}~i~i$.~i i~:?~4~; ~.> ~;~i~!~.~x~ NO NEED TO CULTIVATE ]FOR FALLOW THIS FALL Unless thero is a weed prob- lezr~ after-harvest tillage of a fetid to be fallowed next year has no advantu,~e, according to ~tudies made of wheat ~yields and amoung of soil mosture stored. In fact, where no fall tillage was done, yield and moisture content was slightly higher than where it has been practiced. These studies were made at Froid, Mont. and at the Williston branch station. L. A. Jansen, NDAC extension agronomist, recommends that you leave the stubble standing over winter vo hold snow and t>~'dvent winter erosion. The per- lad from harvest til spring is the greatest moisture storage period. However, if weeds are a prob- lem, fall tillage may be neces- sary for weed control. Fall till- age will prevent weed seed pro- duction, stop their use of mois- ture, dontrol perennials and pro- mote fall or early spring germ- ination of shattered seed. Fall 4illage should be shallow with a blade type implement that leaves the maximum amount of stubble standing to hold snow. Early shallow tillage in the a1~r- mg will encourage early weed seed germination so that several weed crops can be killed d~ the following year. REAR ADM. DAVID WATSON TAYLOR NAVAL ENGINEER. THEY'RE ENTHUSIASTIC--Republican candidate Richard M. Nlxon hu a btmy time of it, shaking hands with all those enthusiastic greeters at St. Louis airport,