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k'f'( PAGE EIGHT •U .'3 RISK BUREAU HAKES REFUND TO EMPLOYERS Adopts New Rules Relative to Payment of Premiums by Employers and for Rating 24 PERCENT CHARGE OFF New Rates for Ensuing Year to be Much Lower than Last Year The Workmen's Compensation Bu reau has adopted new rules relative to the payment of premiums by em ployers and for rating of the vari ous classifications for the new year and will within a few da'ys have completed the new rates. As one of the changes in the rules the Bureau has more than doubled the amount of credit which automatically at taches to one having a normal or better than normal ex perience. The credit is changed from a 10 per cent to a 24 per cent basis. This change is made as an added inducement to employers to exert themselves in preventing acci dents. This credit is retroactive and will be applied to the adjustment of all the premiums paid since July 1st, 1021. In addition to the rule pro viding for an increased automatic credit, the Bureau has also declared a 15 per cent dividend to all employ ers with such good experience which will also be applied on the ad justment of all premiums for the past year. The 24 per cent conditional charge which has heretofore applied to em ployers on their first year's insur ance will no longer be charged to such employers. Formerly employ ers contributing for the firstt time to the fund were charged 24 per cent' mord! than other employers in the same classification, the 24 per cent being returned to them if their experience was normal or better than normal but in case of bad ex perience a portion of the 24 per cent was retained depending upon the se verity of the losses within the em ployers' plants. The abolition of the 24 per cent conditional charge is for the purpose of making it as attrac tive as possible for those employers who are not subscribing to the fund to comply with the law". ,The mini mum charge for mercantile estab lishments, banks, etc., which in cludes most of the industries of the state has been reduced from $5.00 to $4.00. Another change which it is believed will avoid considerable con fusion is a new rule adopted where by all office help is insured at an office rate. Formerly, the office em ployees of factories and mercantile establishments were given the rate of the factory or eptablshment in which they were engaged unless the office payroll exceeded 10 ijer cent of the total payroll of the establshment in which case those in excess of 10 per cent were given an office rate. All of the above changes will have a tendency to reduce the amount of premiums by the various employers. Although the Bureau has not yet adopted new rates for the ensuing year, it was stated at the Bureau that over 100 of the rates will be reduced while approximately 15 of the rates would receive slight in creases, and quite a number of the rates will remain (unchanged. The majority of employments in which no change of rate iwill be made arc those in which there are few work men employed in North Dakota and some other classifications where the experience of the Bureau has shown that the awards for losses approxi mately equalled the premium re ceived. SWIMMING POOL WATER IS O. K. There is no danger of infec tion in the city swimming pool, according to E. M. Stanton, bac teriologist, who submitted a re port to the city commission last night. The bugs or insects found around the pool ane harmless, he says. "The pool is 'in good, sanitary condition and there is no reason for people thinking that they will get a disease from the pool," said Mr. Stanton. "Fresh water is constantly running in, and the pool gets plenty of air and sun shine which tends to destroy bac terial life." The bathing suits, he said, were carefully disinfected by a good reliable germicide. CHARGED WITH ROBBERY. St. Cloud, Minn., July 11.—Frank Okawasky, transient, was placed un der arrest'by Sheriff Schooner yester day afternoon and lodged in the city jail on a charge of having last week robbed the Meinz Brothers store at Rockvillc, a small town west of this citv. He was apprehended at Rock ville. ASSISTANT NAMED. William R. I'age of Hamilton D., has been appointed assistant dairy commissioner under Commissioner Robert Flint, succeeding his brother Franklin Page, who has resigned William It. Fage is a recent graduate of the dairy department of the low. State College of Agriculture at Ames and has been a worker in dair ,' affairs for years. PREVENT KENT PAYING. St. Cloudj Minn., July 11.—This morning papers were served on 50 residents of Pan Addition to St. Cloud, prohibit:ng them from paying rents to Samuel S. Pandolfo, former president of the Pan Motor company and owner of the $350,000 Pan Addi tion property. Pandolfo in a recent order by Judge Roeser of district court was restrained from collecting rents on the Pan property following the opening of foreclosure proceed ings by bondsmen. Did He Kidnap Bielaski? A. Bruce Bielaski, former U. S. secret service agent, has Identified this photograph of Gil Flerras as the man he says abducted him In /Mexico. When Bielaski confronts Fierras, now held in Jail, it will be decided Whether Bielaski really was kidnaped, as. he says, or whether the affair was "framed*" as some Mexican officials charge, SENTENCED TO THIRTY YEARS Jury Out 48 Hours, Find Two Men Guilty Timber Lake, S. D., July 11.—Henry Pfaff and Henry Sauter of Isabell to day were under sentence of 30 years in the state prison following their conviction here yesterday on a charge of slaying Robert and Douglas Duip ris, Indians, at the Pfaff home Jan uary 5 last. After" deliberating hours the jury returned a venMt- of manslaughter in the first degree. Katie Pfaff, who testified that sh« shot the Indians in defense of hei honor, was found not guilty. According to Sauter's testimony a* the trial Pfaff killed the two men with an axe and a shot gun follow ing a quarrel over the manufacture of liquor. Their bodies were found in a well five miles south of Isabell. PASTOR SAYS INSTITUTE A BIG SUCCESS The young people of the Methodist Episcopal church in the Bisirfarck district closed a successful institute Monday at Jamestown College, the same having opened Monday, July 3, writes Rev. L. R. Burgiem of Wash burn. The faculty was headed fry Dr. C. L. Wallaco, Pastor of the First' Church of Jamestown, and the sue-] cess of the Institute was due in no small measure to his competent leadership. Other members of the faculty were Dr. S. F. Halfyard of Bismarck, whose Bible Study hour, 1 was' one of the most interesting per iods of the day Dr. Musser, who spent ten years in India, and who presented the need in the foreign field Miss Sarah Throckmorton of Des Moines, Deaconess, who spoke on Life Service Dr. E. F. Robertson of Wesley College, who conducted the Social Clinic and Rev. Fred, lledtke of Hettinger who spoke on Community Service. Lectures by faculty members made up the daily program. In the late afternoon time' was spent in recreation and faculty and students alike participated in these enjoyments. In the evening, Dr. Thompson Mc Kinney of Philadelphia, Evangelist, .spoke at the First Church to. large audiences. The singing was led by Rev. Thatcher of Mandan, Soloist. These meetings were a great benefit to'the Leaguers and to the people of .the city as well. The following officers were elected for the coming year: Dean, Dr. C.t L. Wallace of Jamestown President, Grant Unkcnholz of Mandan Vice President, Golda Hoffman of James town Secretary, L. R. Burgum, of Washburn Treasurer, Kathleen Harriss of Bismarck. It is planned to make the Institute a permanent affair for Jamestown, as Jamestown College affords a! splendid place for such an Assem-j bly. Dr. II. S. Harriss, Supt. of the Bismarck district, was present thru out the Institute, assisting very ma terially in making it a success. LEADS BY 31,672. With the report of the primary vote lacking in seven counties, Bil linps. Bowman, Griggs, Logan Nelson and Oliver and with four precincts missing in another county Miss Min nie Nielson is leading in the race for state superintendent of public in struction by 31,672. The vote stands Miss Neilson, 94,636, and Miss Martha Fulton 62,403. When His Boy, Warren, Came Home vW Warren Harding spent Independence Day with home fail™ at Marion, Ohio. His father. Dr. G. T. Harding, killed a plump Plymouth toclc pullet for him. The Dr. is proud of his soiv who is harnmi.iff «U luwn don at.WiuliiwtMi.' THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE RUST ABSENCE IN STATE HELD PIECEOF LUCK Bush Which Breeds Black Stem Rust Exists, but Fight Goes on A N I S O I N E The almost negligble amount of black stem rust in wheat in central North Dakota this year is a stroke cf luck, according to D. G. Fletcher, fed eral representative in the office of the Grain Rust Prevention Association ol' Minneapolis, in Bismarck today. The carrier of the black stem rust is still in North Dakota in abundance, but conditions have apparently saved the heavy loss caused by rust in the last few years, Mr. Fletcher said. Traveling from Grand Forks to Mi not and from Minot to Bismarck Mr. Fletcher reported that a bumper crop may be expected unless something, unforsecn prevents it. There is lit tle rust in central North Dakota, where much rust has obtained in the* past, he said. "Black stem rust can be prevented by the eradication of every barberry bush," Mr. Fletchcr said. "The fed eral government is spending f350,000 in 13 states in the middle-west this year in an endeavor to eradicate it. There arc 24 field men working ir. North Dakota how, scouting out thi bush. If the federal agents can have the co-operation of every farmer the rust menace can be diminished in the next few years." Farmers have for years feared black rust perhaps more than any other destroyer of wheat. And the goveonment has found that black rust can, be prevented, for the barber ry hush is the breeding place of this rust. The barberry bush spreads in geo metric ratio, he said, and it is only by a consistent fight to eradicate it that progress can be made. The barberry bush, he said, is rec ognized by from three to live thorns at each place where the leaves come out, by the saw-tooth edges on tht leaves, gray bark, yellow blossoms in the spring and clusters of red-oblong berries in the fall. The barberry bush, he said, was brought in North Dakota by settlers who planted it for the berries. Nur series later found a ready sale for the bush. It often is found in cities used as hedge for lawns. The government tests, Mr. Fletcher said, have conclusively shown that the bush is the breeder of black stem rust, and it has increased "in recent years as the number of bush es havo increased. The- Grain Rust Prevention association was formed by millers, bankers and grainmen who are aiding the government in its fight. GUARANTY FUND COMMISSION IS MEETING HERE The Guaranty Fund Commission was to meet here today in regular quarterly session. No important ac tion was expected to be taken by the commission during its meeting, which may last three days.. Affairs of closed banks in the state are being handled satisfactorily where the consolidation of receiver ships has obtained, according to members of the commission. Expense of administration, it is said, has been reduced materially. While no action has been taken and none yet suggested with refer ence to 'endeavoring to abolish the North Dakota bank deposits guaranty law, discussion of the subject by the national comptroller of the currency and bankers has attracted much at tention in official circles. Eight states have adopted guaran ty laws of some sort. They are Okla homa, Kansas, Texas, Nebraska, Mis sissippi, South Dakota and North Da kota. Most of these states have seen an increase in bank failures since the enactment of the guaranty law. Recently in Oklahoma, and in some other states, there has been a great increase in the number of national banks because of the guaranty law and the burdens it involves. MINNEWAUKAN MAN SUICIDES Minnewaukan, N. D., July 11.—Due, it is believed, to temporary mental unbalance, Jack Madigan, well known resident of Minnewaukan, killed him self by shooting a .32 calibre revol ver bullet into his temple. The sound of a shot led to his being found in an auto shed near the place where he roomed. Physicians were called, but death ensued within an hour. He was a member of the .Masonic lodge fii Minnewaukan, the James town ISlks, the Maddock Knights of Pythias, and the Leeds Masonic chapter. Certificates of deposit totaling more than $4,000, were found on his body, precluding any theory that his act was due to financial troubles. Services were held under Masonic auspices at Minnewaukan, and the body, at the request of relatives, was sent cast for burial. TIP FOR HARVESTERS Fargo,. N. D., July 11.—Laborers who travel north from Oklahoma to North Dakota with the harvest sea son have discovered a way to ren der the awns or beards of rye and some strains of wheat less annoying, tb^v claim. Here is their method: •Wear no clothing but shoes a hat and a one piece suit of unionalls of some hard woven cloth. Thus there is no place for the beards to lodge and they connot Tender the lot of the harvester intolerable by irrita tion. Royal Garb If you want to dress like a queen, take a hint from this. It's Queen Alexandra of England at the un« tailing of a memorial to King Ed* trard of London. CANADIAN TO WRITE STORY OFjmZIE Press Association Represent ative Finds Story Reads Like Fiction Picturesque incidents of the life of Alexander McKenzie will be cir culated to Canadian magazines and newspapers by G. W. Porter of the Press Association of Winnipeg, who was in Bismarck yesterday and .today investigating the history of Mr. Mc Kenzie's career. "Mr. McKenzie was a Canadian and was regarded as a very big man in Canada," said Mr.' Porter.' "Our country in western Canada is rnucl the same as yours and 'we are in terested in the life of Mr. McKenzie, and his work in building up this part of the Northwest." Mr. Porter also made investigatiori of the Nonpartisan league activities in North Dakota, since there is a far mer-labor movement in western Can ada. Mr. Porter said -that the story of Mr. McKenzie's life was to him an amazing one, reading almost like fic tion. His accomplishments in a new country will be pictured in time to come as one of the most remarkabl phases, of early Northwest history, he said. "By the way," he asked a local man, "when are you going to build a monu ment to Mr. McKenzie? Of course, the capitol, the fine McKenzie hotel, the town itself arc virtually mont ments to him but the city surely will recognize his work and build anoth er." Bismarck was highly complimented by Mr. Porter. He enjoyed chats with many Bismarck men while here, some of long residence. He said that the remarkable memory of Gen*. E. A. Williams was of great aid to him. Mr. Porter viewed the new bridgv and other points of interest aboui Bismarck. He stiid he was surprised to find such a fine hotel as the Mc Kenzie, and declared that no town can really amount to anything unti. if does have a fine hotel. BISMARCK HAS YET A CHANCE FpR HOSPITAL Washington, July 11.—Selection oi the site for the federal government's new $1,500,000 Tenth District hos pital and training school for war veterans suffering from mental dis eases probably will be made in the Twin Cities this week, it was said here today, simultaneously with the announcement that Charles R. Forbes head of the United States Veterans Bureau was enroute thcre where he will decide on the site. It had been previously reported that Robbinsdale, Minn., had been selected as the site for the hospital. This, it was said here today was er- 150 Gassed in Subway One hundred and fifty were overcome by smoke and fumea when lira broke out in a New York subway and chemical extinguishers Were used fto quench it Two may die. Here a pulmotor to twin* used to mfcn a imfttaar. /im Why the Silvertown Cord stands alone THIRST Bud foremost^ bcc&usc it wc&rs lon^ct) XT because it looks better, and because, mileage considered, it costs less than any other tire at any price. It is the pioneer cord tire*^ It established the use of cord tires in America^ Its makers developed and proved every advance. in cord tire construction*' It has always held the leadership. It won its position by its quality* It is not merely a "cord tire." It carries with It all the meaning associated with the words "Goodrich Silvertown Cord." The Silvertown safety tread not only guards against accidents but adds to the miles and wear in the tire. It has in it all the good faith, good will and good workmanship of Goodrich* You dan get it in any size, from 30 3& up— and each and eyery Silvertown is the same quality throughout. Your Goodrich dealer will supply you now. THE B. F. GOODRICH RUBBER COMPANY Alcron, Ohio Goodrich SLANG COSTS MONEY HERE Fargo, N. D., July 11.—Workers in the office of the North Dakota Fair association have, formed a so ciety for the suppression of slang and cuss words, but, unlike most re formers they are going to confine their efforts for uplift strictly to themselves. They have agreed to forfeit penal ties ranging up to 25 cents whenever they, are caught using "swear words" and slang. It costs one quarter, American money, to use a "b&d swear word" in the association office. Five cents is the fine for such ex pressions as "Heavens," "Darn, "Gosh Darn," "Golfy," "By Heck" an.l "Jerusalem" while the piker can slip by with a penny penalty by using such comparatively colorless exclamations as "Gee," "Confound" and "Sam mil." The penalty box is already heavy with coin and appears .to be loaded mainly 1 with quarters. Statement of the Bismarck Building & Loan Association for the Period Ending June 30th, 1922. Aeflofa Cash on hand $ 117.18 First Mortgage Loans .... 265,910.50 Loans on Association Stock 8,110.00 Libjerty Bonds 2,250.00 Real Estate Owned 620.80 Furniture and Fixtures... 307.00 WEDNESDAY, JULY 12,1922 11 Buy your tires where you see tl^is Goodrich Tire sign. It means satisfaction in every transaction. SILVERTOWN CORDS FABRICS TUBES ACCESSORIES roneous no selection having yet been announced. Several cities are contesting for the site for the new hospital, includ ing St. Cloud, Fort Snelling, Minn., Bismarck, N. D., and others. Plans for the hospital call for 500 beds to accommodate mental' cases now scattered through various insti tutions in Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Montana. $277,315.43 Liabilities Due Stockholders $255,140.50 Bills Payable ............ 2,500.00 Reserve Fund 7,904.23 Undivided Profits 11,770.70 $271,315.43 •We hereby certify that the fore going is a true and correct state ment of the affairs of the Bismarck Building & Loan Association for the period ending June 30th, 1922. (SEAL) ROBERT ORR, President. 1 F. L. CONKLIN, Secretary. Personally appeared before me Robert Orr, President, and F. L. Conklin, Secretary, of the Bismarck Building and Loan Association and who being duly sworn depose and say that the statements above are true and correct to the best of their knowledge and belief. (SEAL) J. W. ATKINSON, Notary Public, My Commission ex pires March 21, 1928. 7-11 INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS WIN_ AGAIN Wimbledon, July 11.—Randolph,' Lycett of Great Britain and Miss Elizabeth Ryan of California, hold ers of the international tennis cham pionship inv mixed doubles, today de feated W. C. Crawley and Miss Kathleen McKane of England in the grass court championships. The score'was 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. PROTOCOL PROPOSED fTtv the Associate! Press) Washington, July 11.—A general protocol providing in broad terms for arbitration of the controversies arising from non-fulfillment of arti cle three of the treaty of Ancon is understood to ha\P6 been virtually completed at a session today which marked active resumption of the Chilean-Peruvian conference- here. HAND-LOOMED Scarves and hats of hand-loomed, silk or wool are being shown at the smart shops. 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