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October 27, 1960     The Billings County Pioneer
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October 27, 1960

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ILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER "Bolster Wheat Sales Abroad" William L. Guy, Democr~ie-NPL candidate for governor, this week urged that North Dakota state officials and farm spokesmen take the lead in promoting a system of international commodity grades and establishing an aggressive and continuing campaign to sell quality farm commodities abroad. Elaborating on a point which he made this summer at a national meeting on farm problems this summer in Des Moines (Photo), Guy said that a Democratic-NPL state administration would do its best to pressure congress into a better international agricultural policy. "We do not have the high quality reputation that we should have in the foreign markets," Guy said. "Foreign traders too often buy high quality North Dakota raised wheat and mix it with Can- adian frosted wheat or Southern soft wheat. The result is a lower reputation for our quality wheat." "A Demoeratic-NTL Administration in North Dakota is pledged to pressure congress to establish international commoditr grades with other nations. In this way a foreign country could buy quality grain and be assured of getting it from us." Guy urged the establishment of a U. S. sales force for selling farm commodities in the hard currency countries. "Soviet Russia has a sales force that seems to be beating us at our own commodity selling game." North Dakota must continue to develop its institutions of higher learning, Guy said in a speech in Ellendale. "Providing college facilities in smaller institutions throughout the state has enabled young people--including those who didn't have the opportunity to go into far~ing--to benefit from higher education," Guy said. Guy reported that the North Dakota higher education program w~ recently checked by the United States department of Health, education and welfare. '~Education experts came to North Dakota. went through otw institutions of higher learning and liked what they saw", Guy said. Guy is a former college instructor, having taught in winter quarters at the North Dakota Agricultural college. AMOUNT OF NITROGEN DF~ENDS ON MOISTURE Soil moisture and soil fertil- ity are the limiting factors in eror yie.ds. Since ~he a,rount of rainfall in North Dakota is lim- it~ yields depend ~ g~cat deal on the amount of moisture in the soil at 1he time of planting. The amount of moisture in the soil is also an excellent quide in determining the amount of nit- rogen to apply to the soil, says Dr. Ralph Young, soil scientist at N DAC. When a soft is dry to a depth o several feet, a much smaller amount of nitrogen fertilizer can be beneficially used than whe~ the soil contains a generous sup. ply of moisture. The texture of the soil is also a factor here. A fine-texture clay soil, which is good and wet to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, can use a high ra*.e cf mtrogen w~th g~od re- sults, Young says. Medium tex- tured soils should have moisture A WORD FROM THE OLDEST PRESIDENT--Fre~zdeat ELsenbower shakes hands with Vice President Richard M. Nixon at a spe- cial White House conference on the Republican Presidential nominee's campaign strategy. It came on the day the Chief Executive became the oldest man ever to serve in the White House. The record had been held by Andrew Jackson, who was 69 years, 11 months acd 19 day$ old when he left office in 1837. down to at least 20 or 30 inches, and sandy soils more than 30 inches. According to Dr. Young. "wet soils in the Red River Valley generally can use about 60 lbs. of nitrogen. When the soil is dr~ the rate should Ibe reduced to 40 pounds. As we move tothe ex- treme southwest, this rate goes down to 30 pounds on wet soils and 15 pounds on dry soils." Keep in mind this is actual nitrogen, the scientist stresses. Ammonium nitrate then, which is 3 per cent nitrogen would need an application of 180 pounds of fertilizer per acre to supply 60 pounds of actual nitrogen. Fertilizer may be applied eith- dr in the fall or in the spring. Tests have indicated that both resuR in equal benefits to the crop. Advantages of fall applica- tion include better distribution of labor and it lets your seeding g~o faster in the spring. Also you usually can get fertilizer at lower cost in the fall. When applying the higher rates, it is recommended that vr~ost of t~ae nitrogen be a~plied bro,~dca~, either in the fall or before spring seeding. From 5 to l0 per cent of the t.ot~l nit- rogen applied should be wi~h the phosph3te application in the spring. AIR FORCE INVITES FORMER SERV~CSE~ SMF, N The ~TnL~ed States Air Force recruiting detachment in Bis- marck announced this week that begmnin~ Oct. 1st there will be increased opportunities for 9.000 OF FItS FRIEND ~ - former servicemen to reenlist in the United States Air Force. Restrictions against reenlisting in the Air Force have been sus- pended for a limited time so former members of the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps are eligible to enlist in the Air Force if they possess certain needed skills. Individuals who have been out of service too long to reenlist in their old rank may now find it possible to get their rank back. Among the 143 skills available for individuals reenlisting in the Air Force are supply specialists, administrative personnel, cryp- tanalic technicians, air traffic, communications and electronics specialists, medical and certain installations specialists, weather equipment technicians, fire con- trol systems and weapons mech* anics. The complete list of career fields, skill levels and grade structures are available from your Air Force Recruiter. SAN ANTONIO OCT. ~0 TRUMAN TO HIT THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL--Former President Harry S. Truman tentatively has scheduled 18 campaign appearances on behalf of the Democratic Kennedy-Jolmson presidential ticket, starting with a discussion of farm problems in an address at a Demo- cratic rally in Spencer, Ia Oct. 8. (Central Pres~) YOU'~(~~-~-~-~-~" 0]~ /~" W~g TAlc/IV" CHAR@R' O~ YOU-" T~E LONE RANG, ER ANP TONTO HURRY "rOWARP "rife ~OUND OFA GUN~HOT" -- AND TOWARD "/'NH TOWN OF W~, r VALL.EY f/ ~OZ,l.~ 7"~' TRIo'V~ IJP-I O# THE ST/C/< gr bVA~ I &eeerdlq t~ figures released by the Intarstate Commerce Commls- gloat, there are aime~ 60% mere casualties on trains over 80 ears me the eherte~ trains. The Nortb Dakota RaiJ Road 8afof~ (hmnefl statae tltat this Is perhape true dnce longer trains have more eeedldlJty el a~ldenta TIw arrJvad of the dJeeeJ makee mdne Ioqa', faster and heavier. /tO A 4 7O WHAT I~ GOIN~ 70 FIND