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XLVI. MOUSE RIVER FARMERS PRESS RAISERS IN PLAN ANNOUNCED RE- CHIEF OF CORN- HOG SECTION producers, regardless of hog production, now are hog reduction payments ~w rulin~ on the 1934-35 eor~tract, ~t was annoqnced G. Blacl~, Chief of the Corn- of the Agricultural Ad- Aged Voltaire Woman Died Tuesday Night Mrs. William Steinborn, 90, of near Voltaire, mother of Mrs. Carl Hanson of To~mer, passed away at her home Tuesday evening, according to word received here Wednesday. Funeral services for the deceased will be held at the Lake Hester German Lutheran church Saturday at 2 p. n~ Mrs. Steinborn was born in ,Get- came to this country as She lived in this state 30 years, coming to McHenry county with her husband to file on a home- stead. One daughter and three sons survive. They are Mrs. Hansen of Towner, Ben and W~lliam at Voltaire, and Robert at Swift Current, Soak. husband and a son John die~ six years ago. ruling specified that if hog litter average was the contracting pro- required to receive any payments. new ruling, all producers to reduction payments head on a number of hogs ~ATTLE INCOME per cent of their past hog p FALI BELOW THAT average and OF GRAIN IN 1933 is 25 per cent. In cases ~r average is less than ADVERSE P R I C E CONDITIONS m thaat the contracting SINCE 1930 ACCOUNT FOR LESS have to recluce by one LIVESTOCK MARKETING to comply with the the this will constitute Low prices for livestock and live- a 25 per cent reduction stock products and for poultry pro- 4itter average. . . ducts throughout the year of 1933 in ruling was mane m will once more account for these corn- of an unexpected inter- modities ranking as inferior to grains )rn-hog program among from a/ dash income standpoint in rmers. Many additional North Dakota, a survey by the Great- farmers now will have er North Dakota Association indi- ty to shale in the pro- cares. These products of balanced processing tax being col- farming had multiplied during the de- slaughteri lg of all hoga cade from 1920 to 1930 and reached regardless of by whom a point where they exceeded by more than 50 per cent the total receipts of AgricuRure also cash grain crops, but adverse a per. conditions since 1930 have forced to from down, allowing grains: to equal than 50 per cent 'of the total cash revenue. They barely exceeded 50 per cent of the total in 1932. The survey is made up of reports from state and national banks, re- vealing total deposits made during pay the amount q in that 1,000 pounds. of hog products so sold exceeds 1,000 pounds, loses his exemptio~ ~Iso are exempt on the slaughter of live the for co~- family, era- North on the corn-hog first week in February anticipated that by the end month nearly every county ! up the work. Corn- wheat allotment mark the beginning most counties. Snow half of the state is ex- somewhat with an As with wheat, the program is being Agricultural Col- CONSIDERII~ P U B L IC LIBRARY in the establishment of considered Towner. discussed the at O. H. and are the organizations library project. TO OBSERVE DAY, FEB. 22 of the fifty-first anni- ~he founding of the Uni- Dakota will occur with 1~ A. Nestos, one- the state, delivering address. The traditional song contest on the eve of s~ Day with the four Univers- s~ under the direction of Lc , taking part and the annual clashes between v, y and Agricultural Col- k ~ll teams Will round out ~] three day b#ent. TO :" i MEETS to the county convention League will be mee~ngs to be Saturday after- February 17, ac- executive come win in Towner 28; at 2 p~m. WILL VOTE HALL BOND 28 is the date set for which Will be held r of Karlsruhe, for the pur. ~ag ff the city shall issu~ con~truction~ ~ a be works the A AGENT CONTINUATION OF THE TOWNER NEWS-TRIBUNE ~ , :~ Towner, McHenry County, North Dakota, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1934 I NUMBER 48~ the year in the form of cream, live- stock and poultry product checks. It will not provide a complete picture of the state's revenue by commodities, since it represents only those produce checks handled through reporting banks, but in former years these re- have furnished a~reliable index the state's TL~Venuej sub~luent government figures. federal figures for 1933 will be re- leased by the U. S. statisticians late this month, or early in March. From among reporting banks, re- ceipts from poultry and eggs were shown to have dropped 37 per cent from the preceding y~r. This is largely due to low prl~es, since mar- keying, especially at holiday time, was equal ~o or greater than in 1932. Cream receipts, also subject to low price levels, dropped approximately nine per cent from .1932. Livestock, however, made a jump of 18 per cent. Some sections of the state, affected by drought conditions, were compel- led to engage in some forced sMp- ping, swelling the no rm, al market ~eeipt~" from_ p.rime cattle _ -- i The First National ~mlz a~.~a.rr- son showed the greatest gain m nee- stock revenues for the year, as com- pared with 1932, the percentage o.f increase being 32. The_First National of Hebron led all other reporting banks in total deposits from these sources, the three commodities ~. counting for produce .cuectm ~ear~.'a through the bank totaling $1sv,~t~.'m. N. D. Land Owners Want More Trees, Forester S a y s "Orders for trees for blocl~ plant- ings ranging in ~ize from quarze: sec~ions~ to the ~ller:i~acre plots are cvming in" eve~y~ da~,' says Ex- tension Forester, O; W. HanSon. In- formation is sought in regards the best tree-ground preparation as well as most suitable tree species to ptannt.. ng interest in windbreaks ~r~belts has of cou~rse been during the last ~; but these last few m0~s, has any demand foal'trees for woodlot 'pla#dngs; ~ays owns considerable wants to make acres from Gives Information Regarding Corn-Hog Program Following are some facts relating to the processing tax on hogs, pre- pared by E. C. Erickson, county wheat agent, that should be of interest .% the farmers generally. The tax is $1.50 per hundredweight beginning February 1, and will be increased to $2.25 per hundredweight on March 1, where it will remain un- til removed or otherwise adjusted The tax is based on live weight. This processing tax is payable by the person, whether an individual, association or corporation, doing the first domestic processing. This means hogs for a farmer who raised them and where ,the hog products are for consumption by the farmer himself, must obtain from the farme~r an affi. davit that the hogs were slaughtered for that purpose ~n order to be ex- empt from the tax. The processor, whether a farmer~ local butcher or meat packer, pays the tax to the Collector of Internal Revenue for his district. The name and address of the collector can be obtained from any local bank or post- master. The tax is required to be 204 Rabbits Shot COUNTY WHEAT In Hunt Sunday GROUPS TO PAY OWN EXPENSES Five sections were covered by the ___-_x_ Towner rabbit hunters who staged FIVE MORE ADUSTMENT PAY- another drive Sunday MF2~-TS IF PARITY PRICES bringing back 204 not as many rabbits NOT REACHED this hunt as on before, the event wasa success by all participants. Thirty-nine men took part in the hunt Sunday. Captains ~ D. F. Grim, William Chilton,~ Malt- zahn and J. J. Bertram. H~=T.~ Young, president of the Towner Association of Commerce which sponsors the hunts, was in general charge of the drive. Mr. Young has announced that no more rabbit hunts w~i be scheduled until t~ .weather turns colder. paid on or before the last day of r~eat packers who slaughter h%,s, the month immediately following the local butchers and farmers who month which the processing occurred. slaughter hogs for sale or exchange. Thus the retmrn for the month of No tax is required to be pai'd by a January 1934 must be filed on or be- farmer for consumption ~y nis own fore February 28, 1934. family, household or employees, a -erson who evade~ this tax is If a farmer slaughters ho~s of his o..~.~" ,^ ~ ~.,.. ,, '~ nan ,,~. ;m own rinsing and sells products derived ....... r- "h-n ~ - - r- prlsonmen~ ox no~ mo v ~ ~ o yea therefrom of a total net wexght of ^~ t,oth r t "" ~ 300 pounds or less during the make - ~ 7 ....... i ....... the first of which be~n ~ne mx is teweu p.nmanty ~o pro- N'~ve~m~r 5,~1933, he is not ~equi~d vide funds for yed,uctwn pa~nen~ m to nay a tax on any hart of such sale connecuon v~tn me t~oru-t~og fro- If a farmers sells up to 1000 ~ounds du~lon Adjustment Program f ~" h~ will he ~xemnted from navlnt, th~ 1~4; ann may a~so ve useu ~o remove 7-"'--~ ~^0--ounts If howeve~ he agricultural surpluses by relief buy- mx on ou p " ' ~' " d o ex an sells in excess of ~9_00 poundst ~ ~ng .or other mea~s, an t P d loses the exe~nption o~'the 300 p~ zore~gn marzezs. and must pay tax on all. ~ ~ The maximum amount of money A farmer who trades live hog~ for which will be required to provide re- merchandise or service pays no tax duction benefits and to finance emer. on such trade However if he butchers gency-relief operation is between the hogs and trades for merchandise $350,000,000 and $500,000,000. In or service, he is required to pay a toyS, | view of this requirement, the pro ces. excepting if it comes within the[sing tax is scheduled to be in.enec~ amount of the exemption of 300|through two marketing years, begin- pounds. : ]ning November 5, 1933 and ending A local butcher who slat~ghte~sINovember 4, 1935. "itt Numero s Events Scheduled For Sports Carnival OUTDOOR AND INDOOR SPC~RT$ ON PROGRAM; SKI CON- TEST FEATURED Casper Oimen, 1934 National Ski Champion, ski riders of International fame, basketball teams, the finest in, the Northwest, ~ey tcams~ th~ pick of twenty North Daketa ~o. North Dakota's best bowlers an~ bowling teams, outstanding boxerm and a group of young ladles repre- senting twenty North Dakota cities. will assemble in Minor the week of February 19th to entertain and cele- brate the second annual Minot Winter Sports Carnival-,North Dakota's lead- ing winter attraction. Curling teams from the Twin C!*.ies, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and many North Dakota cries will participate a three day bonspiel bein~ spon- by the carnival orgamzation. races, ski races, skating races thrilling race program the wee]~ Tobog.annifig down n street of the c~ty w~ich is.m revival of a custom of twenty-five, years ago will be a feature of the week to provide "Fun for all~md All for fun." Ice planes and beautifully decorat~ streets will greet the eyes of ~th~ thousands of visitors expected Jn th~ Towner high school. She has been city during the event. ,Im4epho~e~mplyed office, as operator in the local A colorful carnival parade in wh~h Mr'. Hamilton op~r.. many Northwest cities and a large ales a butcher shbp m ug y. The number of Minot organizations will bride anff groom will make their home enter floats and otherwise participate in that cry. will be conducted Thursday afternoon, Guests at the wedding were the immediately following the Northwest following: Ski .Meet where Casper Oimon and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Knutson of Other international~ stars will thcill Minot, Mr. and Mrs. John Colby and Miss Pearl Ashley of Voltaire, Mr. the crowds, o "Not in ~ history of Minor have and Mrs..Fred .Vent~.e of B~ ~ we had as many Northwest ~towns misses hague t~ooz,,,~r~,~^,u,,~,,,ana ~aarve~ ~a g and cities join with Minot i~:~esent- of Rtigby~ M_. ::. ~-~so,, ~,~r.~Sar~ .... ".~' ...... : ..... Y-' ~ .... A. E. nderson, Mr. and Mrs. Ed chairman of the Minor Winter ~ports ~ _ . "~ ......... na__ ~,,~] ,,,P~,~ ~a, ~ wh;oh i~-iAnaerson, Mr. aria mrs. r~ex vu uy~ ................................... ~ " iss dividuals and organizations through, ~ Mr. and Mrs. Christ Jorgenson, M - out ,his entire of the state are or n soul ..... shoulder to ~*Y W kl g !h d~~ " nn " i ....~ .... ~S= *n ~t~" ~-ivM ~ c~r-I Nels Erickson and Edward So y Lee Jr, ~u u~ xvwac tainly very gra~ify~g to those who~| "~ : are charged ~'th:~the resp0nsibilit~,, . |~ '-* ' " . for the generar'program. | J, C. Eaton of Fargo~#ame here on Mrs. Leon Wright of Minot arrived [ went out o'his ranch near Iron ;g~ in the city last ~nursday to care for~ Saturday morning to attend to s~e' her mother Mrs. T, Sperre, who has | important matters: in connection w~m ~ i[ '~ :.. !the operation of the rancl~. L CAL MANINTENDED VICTIM N. D. SUBMARGINAL TRACTS IN GAME RESTORATION PLAN SAND REGION IN McHENRY CO. SUGGESTED IN WILD LIFE PROPAGATION PROGRAM Visualizing North Dakota as a fu- ture sportsman's paradise, attracting game hunters from far and-near, Pro. lessors Herbert C. Hanson and O. A. Stevens of the North Dakota Agri- cultural College botany department have recommended to the Federal Wild Life Restoration program com- mittee the setting aside of sub- marginal land in the state for wild life propagation. As members of the Ecological Society of Ame~ca Corn~ mittee for the Study of P...~n s and Animal Communities, Hanson and Stevens were asked by V, E. Shelford, National Chairman of this committee, Champaign, Ill., to furnish informa- Marjorie Curfman lion on North Dakota submarginal B "" -f land best fitted for wild game restor- ecomes nee ~. ation purposes. Thomas Hamilton Zhe areas suggested include por- tions of the sand hill region in Ran- "ANDLE LIG~REMONY AT sore and Richland counties: the MC- nt,,r~a tangE ~s TOWNL~R [ Henry county sand region; ]~ad Lands ~'I~)NE%~)'~Y ~E~'VENING I--Roosevelt National Park in Golden ...... ~Valley and Billings counties along the . . Missouri river in Western North Do- In an Impressive candle hght set-[ ~,,~ =.~ tha Cha~ l.ak~ nv~a in vice at the H P. Curfnmn residence |~':~',,"~,-_^'7.:,.~--J~eYa'iso ca'll a" at 8 oclock Wednesday evemng Mxss ] ~,~,,~ ~ ,h~ imnn~tanee of the r~?r~c~ z . ~w~ w_n*fstreams thus furnishing breeding el ~ug.~y. "rn.e nng ceremon~ a~,tareas for countless water fowl. solemmzeo, Wll~n ~ev. brooks O~ I ........ .- Rugby officiatin~ | II ~nese suggesuons ma~e oy rlan- ;~ ~oo~=~a ~s~ Mi~ Pea~]l son and Stevens are passed upon by ................................ s n" leas 1 ir n mt~mat the Federal comm~ree, a a es Ashley of Vota e, a " " e * friend of the bride. Otis Curfman, and purchase are made by the govern- brother of the bride, attended the merit, thousands of acres of submar- groom. Nuptial music, including the ginal land within the state will be "Bridal Chorus" from "Lohengrin". given over to make North Dakota a was played on the piano by Miss more attractive place in which to Irene Kinsey of Towner. live, according to Hanson. Tourists The bride's gown was of pale pink anct hunters would be attracted from fiat crer~ wiUa a veil She carried a other states. The entire plan is in sl~ower~ of uink roses and ]keepin~ with President Roosevelt's ~.~.. ~..=;~-T'--~.~ ~ri'de~aid wore a I vohey of returning submarginal land ~,~ a~ R~velt blue She carried ]{o game and forest preservatmn and ~vi~e(of~-oses--' lutilization. About $255}0o,00J) of .~, w~,_~, ...... L~- ....... th~ |Fedoral monies are now avaitabt~ course ,dinner .was served. Misses l~be.~ sucha program, it :s e stimat~hd" Ruth E~gland and Myrtle Hermanson [that x~,ot~,ooo acres can oe w yn: ~- =~ffi.~] ;,~,o~ r~-rat~onffi were drawn from cultivation in ~ne uniteo o~ .~i~k a"nd~'wl~i~te" and-~ferns-. -" States with the money now available. Hamilton is a z d te of Trees Cent es Old F und In to #ant 0FO "SPANISH PRISONER" GAG Sometimes :fakil~'~ seek vittims Sir: acres, thousands of miles away, using Iu~i~a- imprisoned here by bank- Scores of otlmn have written in tire money bait. Such=is thew~ beseech you to help me to for~tree-establishinginformation; and sum of 360,000 Dollars I it is,the guess .o~the in the "Spanish pri~0~i~r" gag~ ~h ~ in America ,being necessary to the .Bottineau has been usec~'on unsusl~ecting_,A~rl-~ ~ here to raise the seizure of my immediate cans for decades. Aftd they re still baggage paying to the Registrar of be some tr~ it, recently picking a local the Court the expenses of my trial tree. man as the next posstblevictim, and recover my portmanteau contain, certainly H.J. Young of this city rece~ ~n~ a secret pocket where I ha~e and ar- a letter with ~the postmark of ~ ~den two checks payable to bearer due time, Re-" celona, Spain, with the request,that for that sum. ~ ~ , - "As a ;reward I will give up~'~o for trees he aid the famous or infamous "bank. you the thihi partviz" 120,000 Dol[lars. proposed tree- made one year pl~ior "I cannot receive your answer in to the spring in which the planting The t the prison but you can send a cable- is to be made. me; as fotlow~: address) Ltkewim Expenses of county wheat produc- tion control associations, after they were organized, are to be paid by the members of the associat~on~ whe~ their second adjustment payments are made. This procedure,~ under which the wheat section has been operating since type wheat program began, is reemphasized by George E. FarreU, chmf of the wheat section. Farmers' allotment contracts call for them t~ pay these costs on a pro rata basis. Confusion apparently has arisen in connection with the reports of the fands used to aid wheat exports from the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Far- rel said This export program, an- thorized by the Adjustment Act, was undertaken not only to help the price of wheat in the Northwest, but to protect general United States wheat prices from competition o~ this North- west wheat. Agricultural Adjustment Adminis- tration officials poirrt out that aith,~ the money for county expenses is de- ducted from the second adjustment payment, much of the expense in the first budget will not occur again, be- cause the work done will stand for the term of the contract. The cost of publishing allotments is an instance of this. Officials also call attention to the fact that if wheat prices do not reach parity the contract calls for five more adjustment payments in the course of the wheat program. Altho farmers in the association pay the local costs, this money is all spent locally and stays ia the county. In North Dakota the local costs will range from about :three fourths of a cent in some counties to a maximum 2 cents in the sma~er pro- counties, N. D, God'sUPper- [turaI Adjustment ac- tivities NDAC extension ser- vice, has estimated. This program is in line with the principles emphasized by President iloosevelt that any-farm relief plan pay its Wby. Overhead ex- of the wheat section in Wash- not come out of the adjust- the appli- [ the contract 14) which every participating signed, to make clear that the intention from the start has been to have the local costs of the--pro- gram paid by the members of the county associations. Turffe Mountains Trees that were husky saplings a century or so before the signing bf the Declaration of Independence are to be found growing lustily on Ma- sonic~ Island in Lake Metigeshe, one of North Dakota's popular summer resorts in the Turtle Mountains Few North Dakotans realize .that their state has any such ancient liv- ing inhabitants. While not comparing with the ex- tremely old Redwood trees of Cali- fornia, the Masonic Island ,trees are. no infants. L. S. Matthew, of the State Forestry School at Bottineau, Who examined the trees recently says that they have passed thru two ceu- turies and are well into the thi.x~. The ~ged stalwarts, are repre~ntatives' of ~e species of gre~en asl~, ~u~ ca|0, #:merican elm arid white birclx ~ev- ~ral of the elm and oak trees are more than 35 inches in diameter. Age determinations were made by count- ing~ the annual rings on increment cores'~that had been extractS, with an increment borer, this ~g the foresters method for obtainlng the age of trees. The trees on Masonic Island prob- ably are the only ones in the Turtle Mohntains that have been prot~ted from fire which accounts for their unusual ~ge. N ner Scouts To ,Gather Old Clothes to the appeal of Presi- it, Towner Boy Scouts a house-to-house canvas~ GREATER ENROLLMENT AT NORTH DAKOTA U to Lyle Scouts as mu Early registration totals indicatel that the enrollment at the University of North Dakota would he greater than it was for the same semester in to R. O. Wilson, One thousand, two hundr- and twenty-one had enrolled at the completion of the~ ~ day of registratmn which is considerably in excess of the total on that day last year. The Junior students of which In the seni~ division there seniors and 270 eight graduate up for daditi~ ad- vanced degrees. OFFICE OPEN TO VISITORS ON THURSDAYS H. P. Cuff man, area manager of ,he Central West Public Service corn- announced that Thursday is alters' day" at the local telepl~one ice. On behalf of the company he extends a cordial welcome to the public to visit the office on that day in any week. The office has recently been redecorated and painted and varnished. Mr. Curfman says, and~ it presents *a very clean and attract- ice appearance. WHEAi- coNTRACTS A-PPROVED Notice of approval of .McHenry county wheat contracts in Washing- ton has been received by E. C. Erick- " son, county S~gent. Checks are there- fore expected to be issued shortly. A method of distributing the checks, so that all farmers in the county may receive their allotment money .as early as possible, is being worked out by the agent and O. R. Fisher, county t~asurer and treasurer of the county wheat production control association. OL--~0~-~NEUMANN Word has been received of the marriage of Miss Ira O. Otson and Laurence F. ~feumann of Eclrman, which took place, October 19th,193~1 at Melita, Canada. They were united in marriage b~, Rev. M. P. Floyd: attended by Mms Corinne Maiers of Eckman and Wayne Patterson of Maxbass.--C~ntflbuted. Mrs. Emil Everson of Granville, wife of former commissioner & who are glad t call at