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nJi.i,N('S COUNTY PIONEER ira Vlrgina Eek Two Burleigh County 4-H club members; Virginia Eck and Rich- ard Pfliger both of Bismarck, have been selected by the State 4-H Club Office to be includ- ed among 26 North Dakota 4-H Club Members to be awarded a trip to the National 4-H Club Congress to be held in Chicago, Nov. 26th to Dec. 1st. Sponsor of the Dairy Award under which Virginia will at- tend the 4-H Club Congress is the Oliver Corporation. The State 4-H Achievement Award program is sponsored by the Mil- waukee Railroad and is the award which Richard Pfliger was nam- ed to receive. Selection is based on the mem- bers club record in which tile member has been enrolled and activities in which he or she has participated during their years in club work. Each club m-m- bar competing for state and na- tional awards must complete a standard report form which is submitted to the State 4-H Club Office. The report forms are then judged in competition with stan- dart] reports from boys and girls in each county in the state who have been asked to submit stan- dard report forms. Virginia, a member of the Apple Creek 4-H Club for 9 years, receives her trip to 'he National 4-H Club Congress m recognition of outstanding work in the 4-H Dairy projec: in which she has been enrolled each year as a 4-H club member Virginia is at present the owner of 15 head of Jersey cattle. Miss Eck is the daughter of Mrs. Enola Eck of rural Bis- marck. Mrs. Eck credits Warren Tewksburry, who was Burleigh extension agent in Burleigh county in 1951, with providing Virginia with the inspirahon to show her dairy heifer calf at the State Dairy Show at James- town that year along with i~er brother, Donavon, and sister, Enola. They won the top six hon- ors in the heifer show that year and dairying has since been Vir- finn's main interest. She has shown her dairy products at the State Dairy Show seven years During q:at time, Virgini3 has entered up to 13 entries m one year. She has won many bluc rib- bons and ironers which include having shown the Junior Champ- ion and I~eserve Champ'.on fe- males at the show, Mrs. Eck operates a dairy farm with a herd of 45 milk cows. ttelpin~ her in the opcratkm of the farm at present ~s her sen, James. and Garry Gqbert- son of Wil!iston. The Apple Creek 4-H Club was known as the Lincoln 4-H Club until 1958 when the name of the clu~ was changed to the Apple Creek ~.-H Club, Present leaders of the club are He-b Czeczok ,~nd Mrs. Enola Eck School under the direction of Clifford Nygaard, Vocational Agricultural Instructor. In addi- tion to serving as pre~.dcnt of the Chapter durin~ the 58-59 school year, he was awarded the State Farmer Award. 1he Star P'armer Award, ~nd this ye~r received the top honor of be- mg named as one of three boys in 1he State to receive tht~ Ameri- dan Farmer Award. Since 1957 Richard has s,rv- ed as pre3ident of the Menoken Progressive 4-H Club for two years, Vice President one year and w,% president of the Burleigh Counly 4-It Members Council during ~the 1958-59 club year. Jack Pfeiffer and Howard Goehrh~g both of Menoken are / ACCIDENTS ~JmB m~ k~ t ,- ,~ ,as t aetv w e ogge Richard Pfliger the leaders of the delegates from Burleigh County, Mort m ~nd Adams County to the Club Congress. LRC Approves Bill for House Revision- The legislative research com- mittee has approved for recom- mendation to the 1981 legisla- ture a bill pertaining to reap- portionraen of the state house of representatives. The bill tee(minuends that House membe~hlp be retained at its present 113 level The met- hod by which reapportionment is to be made is called "equal propo~ion" and involves a tec- nical mattbematieal formula. The effect of the formula, if a ~ouse membership of 113 is de- cided upon, would b~ Nmetee~ districts would lose one represenative, twerky dis- triers would remain the 3ame, five districts would gain one rep- resentative, one district would gain two representgt|ves, and four districts would gain three seats each. The subcommittee report mades no definite recommenda- tion as to the posstbl~y of dec- reastng the House me~ff~ershtp below 113, although so~ne dis- cussion was lield on the subject. In other action, the committee recommened a bill tha~ would set up a state investment board to handle assessment of six state trust funds. The funds are those of universRy and school lands. workn'mn's eoml~.sation, .state bonding, fire and tornado, teach- er's insurance and rettrment, and patrolmen's reL~rement. The bill also provides for changes in the types of invest- merRs that map be made. Prin- cipally it allows for greater in- vestmen,*s in hiffa grade corpor, ate bonds, rather than lllao pro- s e n t long-term government oonds. This change, acc~rdin~ to the sabc~mmRtee report, would br- in~ in st lea~t, and I~ossibly more ~h~ni ~,$1Nta0rl more per :~eax than is earned fby present in- vestment nolicies. It also states less risk would b~ involved. The cnmmittee also passed re~olution proposing a oons~ltu- tional amendment to permit in- vestments of university and sehn~l land funds in cornorate securities. At present the con- ~titutlon prc, htbits tfhls. The res- olution also proposes that the new investment board be given s,mervi~nn aver the investment of such funds. In other action the committee recommended reducing the num- ber of ex-officio duties of the gowmnor and superintendent of ~ublic instructivn. Both officers would be removed or renlaced on some of the boards and com- missions on which 4~hey now serve. SALES, USE TAX UP 8.28 PER CENT Sales and use tax collections for October of this year are np 8.28 per cent over the amoun~ collected in October of 1959. Tax Commissioner J. Arthu: Engen says the October increase is the first increase in this cate- gory since June. Slightly more than $2.900.000 was collected during October. Total tax collections m :~]l categories administered by the State Tax Commissioner was $3.- 494,110, which is an 8.04 per cent increase over the $3,234,050 col- lected in October last year. Collections for the calendar year are up .08 per cent. Income tax collections have in- creased considerably over last year. During October $235.847 was collected, which is a 15.84 per cent jump over the same month last year. Cigarette and sniff tax col- lections are up 1.05 per cent for the r~onth, or $323.804 compared to $320,439 last year. --KI--- WHEAT STATISTICS PUBLISIEED TO DATE Statistical information on the provided by counties, and include both hard spring wheat and durum. Agricultural Statistics No. 3 provides about the most com- plete story available on North Dakota's No. 1 crop-- wheat. C0uniies Gei' Gas Tax Share Checks totaling over $576,000 were mailed to counties from the state treasurer's office this week as their share in gas tax appor- tionment for the quarter ending Sept. 30. That sum represents one-third of the motor fuel license tax re- ceived by the state during the quarter. Cass county received the larg- est share, $54,451. Ward county was next with $36,114 and Grand Forks third with $34,967. Here are the other aportion- meats: Adams, $439.8; Barnes, $15,579; Benson. $8,519; Billings, $1,392; Bottineau $$I,540; Bowman, $4,- 804; Burke $6,696; Burleigh, $28,- 538; Cavalier. $10,269; Dickey, $7,905: Divide, $6,240; Dunn, $5,- 413; Eddy, $4,672; Emmons, $7,- 780; Foster, $5,564; Golden Valley, $3395; Grand. $6,298; Griggs, $5,- 418; Hettinger, $7,137; Kidder, $4- 895; LaMoure, $8,921; Logan, $5,- 264; McHenry, $10,763; Mclntosh, $6,732: MeKenzie, $7,730; McLean, $14,487. Mercer, $7,056; Morton, $17,725; Mountrail, $10,596; Nelson, $7395; Oliver $5,005; Pembina, $13,439; Pierce, $7,128; Ramsey, $12,91@; Ransom, $7,861; Renville, $5,120; Riehland $17,032; Rolette, $6,663; Sargent, $6,542; Sheridan, $4,392; Sioux, $2,346; Slope, $2,020; Stark, $14,914; Steele, $5,288; Stutsman, $21,794; Towner, $6,108; Trail, $11,631; Walsh, $18,281; Wells, $9,- 271; Williams, $22,036. [] FEED LOT DISEASES CAN ERASE PROFITS Whether it's from mucosal di- sease, bovine rhinotracheitis or shipping fever, a loss in your feed lot can take away a great deal of your anticipated profit. Most good feed lot operators are careful about diseases, as each animal represents a high in- vestment. Some of the more common and prevalent feed lot diseases are shipping fever, foot rot, coc- cidiosis and water belly (renal calculi). Others are mucosal di- sease, bovine rhinotracheitis, dip- theria, bloat, leptospirosis and rumenitis-liver abscess complex. According m Dr. I. A. Schip- per, NDAC associate veterinarian, shipping fever is the one disease that is probably the biggest worry for the feed lot oper- ator. First observed in such a case is a "runny nose", watery eyes and the animal going off feed. This usually happens a week or 10 days after he br- ings the animal into the feed lot. Dr. Schipper says no one mea- sure wil prevent this disease every time, but vaccination and and tranquilizers have been use- ful. Don't overlook good manage- )/OUR AUNT FIXED ~/D YOU k'#./. / 13 ,~'/g )/0/./~ FAT"H~R D/DN~" kNOW 7-/ ~ T//a.O~" HO, O$~ ,aOON HAt V~ ment and careful handling be- cause they are most important as far as prevention is concern- ed. Consult your local veteri- narian for advice as he is up on the latest preparations and knows what is doing the best job for the local area. Foot rot is a problem in areas where feed lots are wet. Where there is good drainage and the lot is kept dry, foot rot is us- ually not a big problem. One of the first signs of foot rot is lam- eness. If the ailment is neglect- ed, the animal may actually die from it. At best a severe weight loss will accur. Once the animal gets a bad case of foot rot, the only treatment is mas- sive treatment with antibiotics or sulfonamides. These should be used with some discretion. Coccidiosis is usually linked with chickens, but it is also one of the most costly feed lot dis- eases of feeder cattle. Outbreaks usually occur where feed lots are dirty, and have poor drainage and feeding facilities. Animals that eat their feed off the ground or drink dirty water are sub- ject to coccidiosis. [] Two rows of snow fence paral- lel to each other and about 75 to 100 yards apart will stop lots of snow that may otherwise pile up in the farm yard or feedlot. Set the posts before the ground freezes. DO-IT-YOURSELF KITS CAN GIVE YOU A JOLT A warning this week from the state health department could save some unfortunate person from getting the jolt of his life. W. Van Heuvelen, executive officer of the health department. says that every time people switch on the television set, use an electric hedgeclipper, plug in an electric saw, or pull clothes from an electric washer or drier, they are Ilirtnig with an electric force strong enough to cause con- siderable discomfort, even a fatal accident in some cases. For best protection, Van Heu- velen recommends m~king sure all electrical equipment is prop- erly "safety wired", that is, hav- ing an outlet to carry the elec- tricity harmlessly, i n t o the ground instead of into your body. Here are a few good rules to observe: 1. Be sure electric cords are not frayed or worn. 2. Be sure receptacles mad plugs are not cracked or broken. 3. Do not run lamp or appli- ance cords over pipes, radiators. or under rugs. 4. If you experience a slight tingling shock, disconnect the ap- pliance and have it repaired be- fore using it again. 5. Purchase only lamps, ap- pliances and. extension cords bearing the tag of Underwriters Laboratories. DANNY/ HEANWHILE, IN "THE LMN@ ROOM GRAB M/M PETE/ I --IF YOU DIDH'7" HIA*t /00 if/AS AM ,~V#. MAN-- '--I ~ON'T ~ELIEY.E YOUR PANNY~, 1"3,1 GOIHG TO SHOW }q~ THAT gO $1N~ KILLERS ~E~,IRz:u~D- NOT PUN/,Y,/.~'D. i ill i ,~