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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER Members of the North Da- kota Mental Health Assn. elect- ed Dr. Eric Noble to succeed Charles Conrad of Bismarck as president of the organization for the coming two years. The group met recently in Fargo. Dr. Noble is a clinical psychol- ogist with the Fargo-Moorhead Psychiatric Center in Fargo. Others elected were Robert Lundberg of Bismarck, first vice president; Mrs. Bertha D. Smith of Grand Forks, second vice pres- ident; William Pappas of James- town, secretary, and Janet Smal- tz of Bismarck, treasurer. Elected to the board of direc- tors were Olaf R. Vinje of Dev- iis Lake; Frances Landon of Grand Forks; the Rev. John They Think We Don't Grow Hard Wheat! Howard Hardy of Beach, and HP,;old West of Idaho, represen- taives of the Great Plains Wheat, Inc. and Western Wheat Assoeia tes traveling in Japan said in a report of their findings that the United State~ is generally con- sidered a producer of soft white what and that hard red wheat is associated mainly with the Cana- dian producers. Touring flour mills, schools where bread is consumed in lunch program and bakeries. West and Hardy said they found an increasing interest and use of wheat products in the Japanese diet. In the total school lunch usage of wheat, however, they found thnt about 60 per cent of the wheat used came from Canada. They learned too, that the Ja- panese children prefer the wheat products over their usual rice products. The Japanese now use bread at least two meals per day. Both Hardy and West stressed the importance of a foreign pro- motional program to attract po- tential buyers on the ~vailability and nutritional value of U. S. hard red wheat. --C]-- FOOT TROUBLES CAN BE AVOIDED Foot troubles can be avoided, says Mrs. Marian Tudor, NDAC extension clothing specialist, who has the following sugges- tions: 1) Buy shoes that fit. Have your feet measured for each pur- chase. To check the shoe on the foot. allow the width of your thumb between the longest toe and the end of the shoe. Late afternoon is the best time to buy shoes because your feet swell during the day and are slightly larger by that time. 2) l~eep feet ary. "Athlete's foot" is caused by a fungus that thrives in a warm, dark and mo- ist environment. Alternate use of shoes. Allow one pair to air while wearing another. Don't use astrin- gents to shut off perspiration. 3) Be careful in purchasing shoes. Leather shoes are best, since they give more foot sup- port. Canvas shoes are all right for play, but should not be worn constantly. 4) Check childrens's feet reg- ularly for size changes. A child will outgrow a pair of shoes in about three months. Avoid hand- me-down shoes. With warm weather here, children spend more time out- doors at hard play. Some bare- foot play on beaches, lawns, or clean backyards exercises grow- ing feet, Mrs. Tudor says. Par- ents should be alert for signs of foot trouble with youngsters. The mother who is watchful can spot the signs of potential foot disorders. Children who shed shoes the moment they get indroors, or who can't seem to stand still without shifting from one foot to another, many uncon- sciously be telling mother that they are wearing an outgrown or incorrect type of shoe, accord- ing to Mrs. Tudor. At the first sign of discomfort, take the child to a shoe store to have his feet checked and re- measured. Growth spurts, not un- common in spring and summer, may have pushed his toes forward in his old shoes. A new pair is in order. TownerPlanl'Io Process Cheese A lease signed by Winger Dairies of Thorp, Wis for the former Schultz Implement build- ing assures a cheese processing plant will be in business soon in Towner, N. D. E. T. Winger signed the lease with P. M. Schultz. Holtan of Mandan; Judge Eu- gene Burdick of Williston; Wil- liam Unti and Charles Conrad of Bismarck; Harry Simpson, Robert B. Smith and Estelle Krick of Minor, and the Rev. Joseph A. Belgum, Arthur Lieb, and Mrs. Winnifred Stockman of Fargo. Lyle Limond and George Kester of Bismarck were named to the nominating committee. The association went on record for establishing a state mental health authority and a children's psychiatric center in North Da- kota. In addition the conference un- animously endorsed a report and recommendations on m e n t a l health conditions in North Da- kota, as prepared by the U. S. public health service team. The resolution for the child- ren's psychiatric center recom- mended that the facility be estab- lished separate from adult fac- ilities at the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown and be equipped for in patient service for juveniles. In discussing the proposal for the mental health authority it was pointed out that the sur- vey team had recommended that the office would be included in an existing state department and would serve as a coordinat- ing link for mental health agen- cies in the state. The resolution- also recom- mended that a psychiatrist be appointed to the office. The resolution on the children's center urged that the facility "be,created immediately because it is an imperative need within the state." Another resolution adopted ~nanimously called for the estab- lishment of a graduate school in social work in North Dakota" to alleviate the great shortage of trained personnel in social work field." Albert Watson of Chicago, re- presenting the National Mental Health Association, urged the de- legates to generate a "gigantic wave of public interest behind the battle against mental ill~ ness, the number one problem today." He said treatment of the men- tally ill is inadequate in many institutions across the country. "There are about 60,000 pati- ents in mental institutions to- day who are sufficiently recov- ered to be returned to society if pther factors we~ favorable," he said. But he said, figured on an average stay of eight years in a state institution at an aver- age cost of $1,500 a year, the cost of keeping these patients who could go home will cost about $720 million. Watson also advised the state association to hire an executive director who would serve to coordinate the work of mental health chapters in the state. --ET- TOP FRAUDS OF YEAR DESCRIBED IN ACTICLE Decptive drug, device and cos- metic advertising leads the par- ade of 1960's most dangerous phony deals, according to Chang- ing Times, the Kiplinger Maga- zine. A recent issue of the maga- zine lists the ten top frauds of the year, and describes various other schemes in which the pub- lic is bilked of its money. Following the health rackets, the other nine, in order of the number of complaints received bye the National Better Business Bureau, are: questionable fran- chise deals, especially in vend- ing machines; mail-order sale of dubious gadgets and garden sup- plies; unsound earn-money- at- home schemes: high-pressure home-improvement schemes; fic- titious list and comparative prices; bait ads; unordered-mer- chandise schemes, especially in charitable appeals; telephone sales of doubtful securities; photography schemes. Among the health rackets, the articles lists the following as some of the worst offenders: Weight reducers--falsely ad- vertised pills and gadgets which promise everything from paring off pounds to selective reshaping of specific body areas. Baldnes preventive.~--liquidl, drugs, massages and costly "treat- ments." Cancer cures powders and pastes that can be dangerous, dietary treatments that play on people's superstitions, "hospitals" run by quacks. Arthritis and rheumatism aids- phony nostrums and ineffective treatment centers and devices, such as vibrating machines, which have been used to victi- mize five million sufferers, and "glorified aspirin" medications whose beneficial effects are questionable. The editors advise home own- ers to be on guard against pro- motion of undersized bulbs or "astonishing new strains and var- ieties" of flowers labelled with pseudo-scientific names meaning absolutely nothing. A classic ex- ample, they state, is the "Ail- anthus Tree" or '~rree of Heav- en," advertised as "the most in- credible shade tree on this planet" but actually, according to the U. S. Department of Agri- culture, a "relatively short-lived" tree that "provides little shade from its thin. loose crown." A currently thriving racket, the article notes, derives from the get-rich-quick lure of the vend- ing machines. A good vending machine route can net 3% or 4% profit out of gross take, ac- cording to the editors. An ex- ceptionally well run and profit- able route can net as much as 10%, but that's rare. The vultures in the busines ignore these fi- gures, and in extravagant prose promise that "the net profit may be 200% or 300%." They dupe the elderly and the people of limited savings with assurances that they can't lose, that an $800 dollar investment may produce $200 a month, and that only a few hours of work a week are required to enjoy such rich pick- ings. This. according to the ar- ticle, is an empty promise. In warning of these and other rackets and frauds, the maga- zine points out that legal steps have been and are being taken to curb such practices. But these steps, the ed~ters point out, come to naught with- out the assistance of one irre- placeable cog in enforcement machinery--the public. Unless people take the time to ask Entering post offices in North Dakota last week are more than 165,000 piece of mail from Da- kota Boys Ranch Asso. This mail contains the 1960 Dakota Boys Ranch Christmas seals which constitute the major annual fund raising effort of this, "Home Dedicated to Help Boys" locat- ed at Mlnot and Tolley. The original unit, a 960 acre farm at Tolley, North Dakota was donated by Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Butt who retired from the farm and are now living in Tolley. A second unit, three questions and investigate, the fraud artists will have another big year. at the expense of the public and the great majority of businessmen who are honest. FERTILIZER USUALLY COSTS SAME AS SEED Fertilizer treatments for crops grown on surnmerfallow usual- ly cost no more than the seed, says Virgil Weiser, NDAC soils specialist. The value of the extra .~.rop, produced from fertilized wheat on summerfallow has averaged $8.88 per acre in North Dakota, he says. Weiser also pointed out tha~ "the average cost of adequate phosphate fertilizer treatment per acre for wheat on fallow is about $2~5. T1his gives the farm- er close to a $4 return for each dollar invested in fertilizer." By soil testing and ajusting the rates of phosphate to suit the phosphorus soil test levels the returns have been improved to a ratio of near $6 return for $1 invested in fertilizer. The NDAC soils specialist out getting a soil test first is points out that fertilizing with- Like ~ak:ing m~ne without consulting the doctor. "You may miles northwest of Minor was constructed during the summer of 1959. The two units are licens- ed by the North Dakota welfare department to care for forty boys. Dakota Boys Ranch is not a home for homeless boys but rather a home providing a pro- gram of rehabilitative help for boys whose troubled home lives have led to undesirable behavior and for those who have come in conflict with the law. The Dakota Boys Ranch Board Directors~ which governs the activities of the Association, con- know you need ~ometking, but you don't what or how much you need". Weiser suggests tha~ farmers get in touch with the local cotm- ty extdnsion agent for t~e neces- sary supplies and equipment for taking soil samples, and adds, the job should be done this falL Soil tests received by the NDAC Soil testing laboratory i~ Fargo earI~ this fall will be analyzed and the full report and recam- mendations returned to farmers before Dec. I. --D- Resigns from Education Board Bowman Atty. M. S. Byrne has resigned as a member of the North Dakota board of higher education for reasons of health. Byrne was appointed ~o the board Feb. 18, 1955. His resigna- tion is effective Nov. I. His term would have expired July I, 1961. Gov. John F~ Davis has asked the board's nominating committ- ee to present a lizt of three names from which a successor will he apointed. sists of 15 men elected by the association membership. These men represent nearly all geo- graphical areas of the state. --D-- Fresh milk continues to lead beer, coffee and soft drinks in the race for the consumer's bev- erage dollar. Latest figures av- ailable list fresh milk sales as $6.44 billion annually, and beer, its nearest competitor, $5.08 bil- lion. Today it raises less than 8 pounds of feed to grow a 3- pound fryer. @ Now is the time to prepare for disaster, whistle blast of three to five minutes, not when the warning sounds, would mean that an attack is probable. Many of the same preparedness meas- In such emergencies, you would be ex- urea would be helpful against natural dis- pected to take action as directed by your asters, like tornadoes, as well as enemy local government. Thereupon Conelrad attack, radio stations would broadcast local in. Warning of approaching na~trai disaster structions. would come from newspapers, radio or A warbling siren tone or short whistle television. Warning of an impending nu- blasts means '~rake Cover," an attack is clear attack would be by sirens. After imminent. You would be urged to seek the warning is sounded the Conelrad emer- best available shelter, underground if pos- gency broadcasting system comes into op- sible, such as a basement, or an interior eration. Conelrad stations broadcast on room on the ground floor. Otherwise, it low power on 640 and 1240 kilocycles to would be best to lie fiat on the floor wher- deny navigational aid to enemy pilots ever you are. nearing our targets. Local civil defense instructions would be broadcast by Cone1- You can do many things to prepare for rad during the shutdown o! regular radio disaster: television. Use your "Handbook for Emergen. *- cles" which was prepared by the Office '~]j[~ "ALERT'*slgnal, a steady siren or of Civil and Defense Mobilization and de. livered to your home last October by Boy kit, battery radio, flashlights, blankets Scouts. and warm clothing. Desirable items are Build or improvise a home fallout bunks, and longer-duration battery or shelter. An underground shelter covered hand-generator-operated lights. by three feet of earth is excellent. A base- Learn basic first aid from Red Cross merit shelter of concrete blocks is rela- or civil defense training courses in your tively inexpensive, and would provide sub- community. At least one member of each stantial protection except in heaviest fail- family should have this training. out areas. Stock the shelter with a two.week THE FALLOUT danger which would fol- supply of food and water. Extra, uncon- low a nuclear attack could inflict casual- taminated drinking liquids are normally ties in the most remote areas. Civilians available for emergencies in hot water should learn the facts of self-protection. heaters, ice cubes and bottled drinks, Anyone exposed to radioactive dust must fresh fruits, and water-packed fruits and wash it away promptly. Food protected vegetables in cans. Most food should be by cans, bottles and even cellophane ceilophane-wrapped or in cans or bottles, would be safe to eat if the exterior were Allow at least seven gallons of drinking cleansed of fallout dust, Unpeeled fruit liquids per person in covered containers, and vegetables like potatoes, if cleansed, ~.quip your shelter with a first aid could be eaten safely. ALERT SIGNAL =l I : A steaJy bF ,t of 3 to $ minutes on siren!, whbtles bomb or similar dcvicea TAKE COVER Wailing tone or short blare For 3 minutes on siren whistles, horns, or similar devices. Equipment was moved into ,Towner recentlY. Production is expected to Start as soon as ~[ESE PUBIAOW&RNIN G could life or death to ,:qmUi: rmen:irC?n~er:n~d~e?g a:r~a slil~%Am~ ~meth~ ns U~ ~ attacked. The ,ale ~ on [ p . . . e sU ~ action ~m dlgect~ by lOCal gover~ ! done. 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