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MOUSE RIVER FARMERS PRESS CONTINUATION OF THE TOWNER NEWS-TRIBUNE L~ Towner, McHenry County, North Dakota, FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1934. NUMBER 4| FOREMEN MEETING WEDNESDAY [{ES ARE STRES- BY ; MEN FOR WORK of safety and mean~ safety for all workers ects were discussed before of foremen of county pro- !the court room here Wednes- The meeting was ad- J. Hie'key, of the safety of CV~A work in the state.. Craise of Towner, M. B. temporary county relief E. Hoffman, regional of .federal highways. R.L. of Granville, chairman of CWA committee, presided More than 100 men meeting. stressed the need for in the safety cam- foremen to kee9 watch men in such places where ate likely to occur. Fore- have a moral obligation prevent any accidenT. tunnels in gravel use of dull picks, driving into rocks, the care- and the use of He told the foremen men against walking the wheels of his gravel we- off the wagon onto road. I~e warned that man is buried in a pit, the not be pulled out, but he by other of the crew. explained with illustra- first aid measures. He case of a wound, no small, the wound should washed Out well with warm the~ the wotmd axe4 ~i~cta~e ot i~4i~e Careful attention to womad~ Commissioners Meet In Special Session A special session of the McHenry county commissioners was held at the courthouse this week. The board con- vened Tuesday and expected to com- plete all business by Thursday afternoon. Selection of a depository for county funds was the first object of business to come before the board. The Pio- neer State Bank of Towner:~:desig- nated for that purpose. /~o.:~ " The board has spent ~o~erable time going over the pflrsom~t!/~i~bperty tax lists in the sheriff's office. When this check-up has been made, the board will be ready to adjourn, unless some new business is brought up. RELIEF OFFICE TO DISTRIBUTE ; FOOD IN McHENRY CO. QUANTITY OF DRIED APPLES AND BEANS 'WILL GO TO N NEEDY FAMILIES A quantity of beans and dried ap- ples has recently been received by the McHenry County Relief Office for dis.tribution among the needy persons of the county, according to informa- tion received this week from M. B. Thorstenson, county relief worker, who is substituting for W. C. Malt- zahn, now on leave of absence in said, to prevent blood infection. asks that in making the request the hemorrhage should be with direct pres- citizen use a separate sheet of paper from that on which they mak~ other requests for regular relief orders. Although there is only a limited supply of these products, Mr. Thors- tenson says, the needy citizen need ~efot fear that the supply will be gone ore he receives i~is share. The number of families needing these pro- ducts has been estimated and the supply is being pro-rated on the basis of number in the family so that all families in r~eed will receive nearly equal shares. As soon as requests for these pro- ducts have been received from a ma- jority of the families in the county, arrangements will be made for distri- bution from several towns. At that time the applicant will be notified where to report to obtain his allot- merbt of these foods. RECORDS ONREAL }STATE EMBARGO ESTATE COMPILED ] LAW VOIDED BY IN NEW PROJECTt COURT DECISION DALTON McDONALD IS LEADER IN WORK OF SECURING DATA FOR GOVERNMENT corrtrol, the doe- Where the hemorrhage in the case of a severed, a tournequet should be the wound, that is on the the heart, according to Various methods in first of were also ex- Dr. Craise. also stressed safety against many care- he has observed He said foremen are for the outcome of all and thus far, he said, he that the foremen are doing work. Richardson spoke briefly continued good work and ask- foremen to pledge themselves best to give McHenry a good showing in the CWA son explained that no man on a crew unless he has Put on the employment lists by committee of the foreman can hire any such authorization from He further stated that not even foremen, axe allow- thirty hours a~-@eek on to draw pay. He answered questions about project work were brought up by the District Sessions To Open Corn - Hog Work district conferences at which extension and federal emer- will be given complete conducting their corn- control programs mark of activity in North corn-hog campaign. The are to be held in Dickinsor Valley City Jan. 24~26; Jan. 25-27 and Minot the conferences the farm begin work on the new their counties. in every county will be an opportunity to form corn- and take part in the campaign to reduce the corn by 20 per cent and the total of hogs produced by 25 per Adjustment payments estimat- more than $5,000,000 will be to [orth Dakota producers. ~o the corn-hog problem, agents will give atten- arid Homemakers' club control, with to N. D. Gorman, eo~inty agents, who edule. Dr. H. L. of the Agricuttural service, will attend session. Relief Aid For Doing Cash Work McHenry county Relief Office to call to the attention of per- alvin relief help the fact that ~ ~ho is working on cash m receive relief orders during ~e a member of the family is r and for a reasonable length .~ after his work has stlpped. be a big help to the Relief or A complete record of farm mort- gages, land values, tax delinquencies and land transfers, which have occur- red in McHenry county during the past six years, is being compiled in a new CWA project, which was start- ed at the court house here this week Dalton McDonald of Towner is the leader in this project, and his assist- ants are Kenneth Tweet of Velva and Melvin Rom of Denbigh, both of whom have had commercial training in c~- lege. Data compiled in this project will be taken from books in the office~ of the county auditor and the register of deeds. The men will work in the commissioners' room when the board is not in session. During the past three days the auditor's vault has served as headquarters for the pro- ject workers. The project is carried on under the set-up made by the Department of Agriculture with the cooperation of the state Agricultural college. Simi- lar work is being carried on in each county in the state. County recordg" of each real estate~act will be go~e: over in the project. All data will ~ sent to Washington for perma~t~ record. The official name of the pro,~ ject is "Farm Mortgage anti Land Values." There are three forms which mu~t THREE FEDERAL JUDGES ORDER INJUNCTION AGAINST HALT- ING SHIPMENTS linquent at any time during the ~g years. A computation of penal~ and interest for each period of de- linquency on each individual tract must also be reported on that blank. On the second blank is recorded "Farm Real Estate Tax Sale and Tax Deed." Here must be listed all hinds gone to tax sale a~ any time in .the szx years. Certain information on all tax deeds issued must also be given. "Farm Real Estate Transfers" is the title of the third blankL Here is required complete information on all real estate transfers which have been made in the county in the six years. Noah Dakota's embargo on grain shipments was declared void, the law under which such embargo was order- ed by the governor likewise being de- dared without force of effect, in a decision announced in United States court at Fargo Monday. Three judges, John B. Sanborn, Andrew Miller and Mathew W. Joyce, join in the decision. The order came out of an action brot by a group of North DakOta ele- vator compames against the governor Of North Dakota and the state rail- road commission. In Shelf decision, the judges hold ~that the power to order embargoes and thereby interfere with commerce, does not lie with the legislature of North Dakota, bat that all matters relating to commerce between state are subject only to action by congress. The judges ordered an injunction against further attempts at imposing the North Dakota wheat embargo proclaimed some months ago by Gov- rnor Langer under the provisions o law passed by the last legislature. Hearing in the case was at ~t. Paul December 8 and then continued to Iamtsry 10 in Fargo when the parties mbmitted their briefs and concluded their arguments. The three-judge sta~tory court then took the matter Bismarck. The relief office also has b filled out for each individual tract, under advisement, announcing the a quantity of government pork for provided the tract comes Under,the decision Monday. which needy persons may apply, clarification of which informatio~ is Commerce Clause Violation [ The beans and dried apples will b~ wanted. All records will cover a~ six distributed within the next two weeks~ .year . period, from 1928 to 1933, The complainants were represented [ Mr. Thortenson says. Citizens of the m~uslve. , ..... ,,~ by John F. Sullivan of Mandan and[ county who are eligible for relief help ~ u.n one .ma nK. is recor,a,e~^ r arm. the defendants by Attorney ~eneral we aske4 ~o m~l t~ei ~e~uests ~ ~ t~eat ~a~e Delinquency. ~u ~s P. O. Sathre and J. A. Heder, corn- Relief office at Towner. The office tuna upon wnich taxes nave ~een ee- missioners and assistant #,o ~at~re. The complaints asserted the legis- lative act authorizing the embargo and the proclamations of the gover- nor violated ,~he commerce clause of the constitution of the United States and were liRewise in violation of pro- visions of the constitt~tion of North Dakta. "The defendants contended the leg- islative act and the ~proclamations constitttted a lawful exercise of the police power of the state "in view of existing economic conditions." Saturday, two days before the court's decision in the grain embargo was announced, the governor an- nounced he had tif,ted his embargo on Mr. and Mrs. Alex Leach took their out-of-state shipments of beef cattle infant son to Minot Monday to con- from North Dakota. He had imposed sult a doctor. The baby underwent the ban December 6, issuing his proc- an operation Tuesday and another lamation under the same legislative Thursday. Mrs. Leach has remained act he had employed as attthority for in Minor this week. his grain embargo. WHERE HEA VIES T GRASSHOPPER POPULATION IS TED FOR 1934 Very Heavy InfestatiOn lizard" Infestation ~~[ Light North Dakota's m~as of heaviest College extension service, ~t:h~.ates. g ~asahol ~er infestation have gradu- A close relation of t~:~d~ime aly shi~ ed to the Western two-third~ Reeky Mountain locust, t~]esser- o the state, curving east along the migratory grasshopper has the dis- northern tie~ of counties as shown in couraging habit of migrating from the accompanying shaded map. Es- one community" to another. This com- pecially heavy infestations are founO plicates control and represents a con- in the southwestern and northwestern stant menace to crops everywhere in corners of the state. It will be noted the region. That is the reason why a that McHenrF county is included in concerted control program for ~li the heavy infestation area. states and provinces where graseh0p- With one of the worst general in- pers are bad is being advocated. festations in years in sight, however, Butcher, who with entomologists of no part of North Dakota can fee.l safe the United States Department of Agr from serious losses to crops n ex~ sum- ricult~are, examined _the soil in every met and fall. As indica~eu on me ~ounty of the state last fall for eggs map, five counties in the southe.ast of'th~ insects, says that small graiv corner have the Iightest infestatmn and flax fields everywhere are loaded but even they, have localized spots l~with the eggs of the lesser-migratory where the abundance of ~hopper eggs 'hoppers. These locations are favon~ in the soil is alarming,. ~ egg debs for the species, while the Of particular import to the state other types such as Warrior or clear- as a whole, and t~ states thruout .the winged, two-striped and differential, infested region and to provinces across are found mainly in grass land along the line in Canada, is the h~h per- roadsides, fence rows an in pastures. centage of eggs Of the lesse]~-migr&- Plowing of small grain an flax of in the fields to a depth of 4 to 6.inches be- are of Infestation in itself destroy the eggs, as the in- will hateh out just ~he same. However, the young 'hoppers are ~ot strong enough to worle their way thru 3 or 4 inches of firm soil. Poisoning of areas where the other species are concentrate--fence rows, roadsides and grassy spots-~a few days after the insects have hatched i~ recommended as most effective for~ controlling these spots. The extension service is also recom- mending that small grain be seeded a~ early as possible next spring to per- mit ripening before the grasshoppers move from other vegetation into the fields. When hay and forage crops are harvested the pests ~enerally mi- grate in wholesale quantities into the grain. Early grain which is weTl matured when this movement occurs will not be damaged to the extent that green, late grain is likely to suffer. Extension service forces are ward off this with and Game Department Will Furnish Cracked Wheat Anyone wishing to cooperate with the Towner Association of Commerce in distributing feed for the game bird:, in this vicinity is urged to come wit~ sacks for the feed Saturday, accord- ing to H. J. Young, president of the association. Mr. Young announced Wednesday that the association's ap- plication for 50 bushels of cracked wheat, for the pheasants, prairio chickens and partridge in this vicinity, had been approved by the state game and fish department; and that the feed will be here Saturday, January 20. F.E. Mongeon of Rolette, district game warden, was here Wednesday to report the department's action to Mr. Young.. WARNING ISSUED AGAINST UNFAIR HOG PRICE CUTS FARMERS URGED NOT TO SELL TO BUYERS PROPOSING PRO- CESS TAX DEDUCTIONS A warning to farmers that local hog buyers and small processors in several sections of the country, pur- chasing live hogs for commercial slaughter, are reported to be deducting the whole or a part of the amount of the processing tax from the regular market price quoted to the seller has been issued by Secretary of Agricul- ture Wallace. Secretary Wallace has stated that country buyers and others who, iv settling for hogs with the seller, make a deduction for the processing tax on the bill of sale are penalizing the seller and are tendimr to frustrate the declared policy of the Agricultur- al Adjustment Administration. Farm- ENGINEER ASKS COOPERATION OF ALL HOME OWNERS A. L. FREEMAN HOPES TO RE- CEIVE FREE ACCESS TO ALL HOUSES IN SURVEY Full cooperati.on of rural home owners is urged by Andrew L. Free- man, engineer in the McHenry county" farm housing survey, who this week issued a statement explaining his du- ties in connection with the survey. Mr. Freeman expects to visit at least I00 homes in the county, and he must obtai~ complete data at each home. The engineer asks that he be given free access to all homes which he must visit. He must make a complete study of the homes to enable him to report in full to the state housing survey committee. In compiling al[ data, Mr. Freeman is in a position to estimate the amount of repairing needed in the home, and the cost of such repairs. He reports all con- veniences in the homes, and makes suggestions and estimates in regard to what improvements could be made. Mr. Freeman picks the homes he is to visit from the lists obtained from field workers who are visiting each home in the county. The homes which are rated the best are those which the engineer makes it a point to visit. We takes all inside and outside meas- urements of the house, including every room, and must make complete drawings. There is nothing binding about any information given, or about the report made by Mr. Freeman. The farm housing survey is being carried out as a CWA project by the Department of Agriculture as a possible fore- runner of other projects. The survey is something like a census in that considerable data is compiled for statistics. Any assistance and co- operation received in the survey will e~s ~ze u~ged not to sell t~ an~ buyer such deduction. Names o~ hog pur- chasers following this practice, to- gether with full particulars on individ- ual cases, should be forwarded to Dr. A. G. Black, chief of the corn-hog section, Agricultural Adjustment Ad- ministr~g~ion, Washington, D. C. The administration wilt use $11 po~er.~ under existing law to prevent fraudul- ent practlees in connection with the collection of processing taxes. The Admiis~ration points out that country buyers who deduct the tax from the price offered farmers and who then resell the live ho~s to an- other person or processor, slmp[y are taking advantage of the farmer m or- der to realize a larger profit on the shipment than otherwise would be ob- tained. This is because country buyers who do not slaughter hogs are not required to pay the processing tax. Slaughterers who deliberately de: duct the tax from bids based on the regular market quotations really es- cape paying any tax at all, because the sum they pay the Government is offset by the deduction they make in the price they pay the seller. In contrast, the majority of persons who slaughter hogs pay the full quot- ed price for the live hog and in addi- tion pay the Government the proces- sing tax out of ~he proceeds from the hog, products. ADVISE FARMERS TO SECURE SEED WHEAT EARLY SHOULD NOT DEPEND ON 2rid ALLOTMENT PAYMENT FOR THAT PURPOSE Farmers in the spring wheat area who are depending upon the second payment under the wheat plan for funds to buy their seed are reminded by the Agricultural Adjustment Ad- ministration that this payment will not be made ~ntil after seeding time and farms have been inspected for compliance with the wheat contract. To remind farmers of this, a notice is given each farmer at the time he is paid his adjustment check which Buying seed wheat now assures ~you of a supply to carry out the pro- visions of your wheat allotment con- tract. It is anticipated that you will use whatever part of the wheat ad- justment check that is necessary to purchase your seed wheat. The sup- ply of good seed wheat is not large and it is suggested that you write to your county agent if you need his ~telp. The extension service at your Agricul.tural College has se~ upan or- tganization to assist farmers in secur- m~ the proper variety at reasonable prices. If you will need to purchase other farm seed for 1934, now is a good time to do so." G~orgo E. Farrell, a~.sociate, chlef of the wheat section, also points ou~ that altho the second pa~nent is 8 cent~ a bushel on each farmer's allot- merit, a part of this will 'be deduced to pay the local expenses o~ cne county wheat production association. ~The first of the wheat allotment checks to arrive in North Dakota were received by farmers in Grigg~ county ~1~19 checks totalling $77J~59 hav- ing been mailed out from the Agri- cultural Adjustment Administration in Washington, D. C., Jan. I0, the NDAC extension service announced. Checks for Eddy, Logan and Billings coun- ties were scheduled to follow soon. mittees and the Department of Agriculture. Miss Julia Brekke of Fargo, state chairman of the housing survey, was here last Friday checking up on the work done thus far in the survey. At that ,time 777 reports had been turned i~by~ field workers. At leas~ 1~00 homes will be visited before the survey is completed. February 10 is the closing date for the survey, ac- cording to Miss Brekke. Corn-Hog Program Follows W h e a t Allotment Work With about 2,000 contracts ready for state and federal inspection, ship- ment of contracts will be made this week, according to E. C. Erickson, county wheat agent. The State Re- view Board will examine them a: Fargo and .then ship them on to Washington. According to Mr. Erlck- son wheat checks should be received in McHenry county the early part of February. The preparation of ac- companying statistical reports has made it impossible to g~t the con- tracts on their way before. Next week lists of the wheat allotment~ and maximum acres for each applican~ will be published. With .the wheat allotment work nearly completed, steps are being tal~an to get the hog and corn pro- gram under, way. Literature and in- formation will be sent all those inter- ested and the plan conducted much as the wheat allotment plan was. A temporary committee to help get the hog and corn program started has been selected, composed of ~he fol- lowing: Carl Notbohm, Drake; C. C. Spears, Drake; Nels Solheim, Valve; Frank Boehm, KaHsruhe; Geo. Brumley, Drake; Richard Oium, Towne~; Fe~t Jorgenson, Towner; E. E. Hamilton, Granville;- Geo. Switzer, Deering;, W~m. C. Niewoehner, Willow City; Patrick Fisher, Bantry. Minot Plans Annual Sports Carnival The second annual Minot Winter Sports Carnival will be held at Minot February 19 to 25 inclusive. Many new and attractive features will be added ~o this outstanding winter spots event. The selection of a Northwest ear- nlval queen will again be one of the outstanding features of the week of major attractions. The carnival asse- cia~lon is expecting many more 9ueen~ to be entered for this year taan a year ago. About 20 cities throughout Northwestern North Dakota entered queefls in 1933 at which Miss lone ~hristenson of Bottineau was crowned queen of the carnival. Many north- west towns have already written to the carnival association for znformauon relative to the queen contest. 1~ E. ~arro~ haa been ap ~pginted_ general chairman of the carniv~d, and ]~. E. Stewart, who was general eh~tr- man last year, is acting as chairman of the executive committee. Several cities desirin~ ~ to m~ke en- tries in ~he queen CC t ~est, i~oekey tournament, basketball tou~ ~ament and other events have tlrea~ eom~: municated with James [ ~rret~, seers. tary-manager of She c~ aivaL