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Dry, Hot W ave Brings Spotted Conditions Into Harvest Outlook
Cry All Over Northwest Is for
Rain to Relieve Deterio-
ration of Grains
Others Show Premature Ripen
ing, Weeds, Rust; Farmers
Cutting Down on Labor
More than a week of excessively hot
temperatures have caused permanent
injury to much of the wheat in the
northwest and prospects for a heavy
—or even normal—crops have faded
rapidly recently, the Farmers Union
Terminal association weekly report
“July is the critical month for
wheat in the Northwest,” the review
says. “Prospects prior to the Fourth
were generally the best in years, but
exceptionally favorable weather now
will be necessary if damage which al
ready has resulted is to be even partly
“The heat has caused heavier dam
age in South Dakota, North Dakota
and Montana than in Minnesota.
Crop conditions in Minnesota have
been vastly improved in the past 10
days, as corn is of far greater impor
tance in that state than Wheat. Cor
respondents who have examined wheat
fields around Montevideo, Redwood
Falls, Olivia, Willmar, Milan, Orton
vhle, Wheaton and in the upper Red
river vaUey report no more rust dam
age than is normal and little or no
blaltk rust. Rye is being cut in south
ern North Dakota and Minnesota and
barley is fast ripening. ‘Wheat and
all grains are fine almost without ex
ception in Minnesota,’ one crop expert
Immediate Rain Needed
“However, the heat has prematurely
ripened wheat in many parts of
North Dakota and South Dakota.
Unless there is immediate rainfall and
more moderate temperatures, little
improvement can be expected. The
heat has produced a rapid growth of
straw and brought about conditions
which make wheat susceptible to in
cubation of rust spores. Weeds also
will play an important part in wheat
yields in many sections.
“Montana has been hit probably
more by the heat than any state. The
Montana department of agriculture
reports that crops have deteriorated
in the past 10 days to the extent that
prospects are now that the yield will
be less than the unsatisfactory crop
of 1929, with some of the fields ‘too far
gone for recovery.’ A telegram from
Culbertson, Mont., says that ‘intense
hot weather has blistered the wheat
in northwestern Montana. Much of
the wheat is blighted. Some crinkle
joint is reported. Rain is badly needed
to help crops.'
“Until the excessive heat wave,
grains in North Dakota had made
favorable progress. Flax is in bloom,
but the crop is uneven. Rains are
generally needed. Spring wheat,
barley and speltz are headed out in
most parts of the state. Rains in
Walsh, Ramsey, Cavalier and Towner
counties had improved prospects prior
to the heat wave. Reports from
Pierce and Benson counties
are quite favorable. In south central
North Dakota the outlook is good,
especially in Ransom, Dickey and La
Momre counties. Crops in Grand
Forks county are spotted.
Hope Still Persists
“While the heat wave has caused
pessimism to replace optimism in crop
reports generally, there is still hope
that favorable weather may relieve
the situation and that ’clouds' may
paint a brighter picture than has the
sunshine of the past 10 days.
“While there has not been an
abundance of moisture at any time
this year in the northwest, except
in scattered districts, there had been
quite general rains prior to the wave
of 100-degree temperatures and grains
sometimes stage a comeback after
farmers and crop experts have decided
that there is little hope.
“In nearly all districts there is a
surplus of labor. Indications now are
that very little extra help will be em
ployed on farms, due to the low prices
for grains and the desire of farmers
to reduce expenses to the minimum.
The use of combines also will decrease
the call for outside labor.”
Something new in the way of a
mystery melodrama arrives on the
talking screen of the Capitol Theatre
tonight with the presentation of
"Midnight Mystery," the new Radio
Pictures production featuring Betty
Compson and Lowell Sherman. Here
is a thriller with a punch of novelty
that makes it doubly interesting.
Splendid playing by a star cast,
smooth direction and a story that
builds to stirring climaxes make
“Midnight Mystery" an evening’s
genuine entertainment.
The story has been adapted from
the stage success, “Hawk Island," and
Is concerned with an oddly assorted
set of guests at a house party in a
castle on a storm-beaten island off
the Maine coast. Every hit of action
In the film is encompassed within
less than a twelve-hour period, with
the major part of the story running
through a night of electrifying ad
Based on the “murder” of a “dum
my" which later proves to be more
tragically real than the joker sup
posed# the picture offers the novel
•ogle of letting the audience in on
gbe secret before the characters
themselves suspect what has tran
spired. Even so, the element of mys
maintained to the end.
Charles Buggies, the well known
gomedian of the stage and screen,
ME was a hilarious newspaper re
porter in both "Gentlemen of the
!»•** and "Roadhouse Nights," con
tinues in this joyous state in Para
meoHtfc tIT-^f l H"g dramatisation of
| Three ‘Junk’ Men on World Voyage
Chinese junk. An English crew. And a voyage around the world . .
That’s the strange adventure which began in Hong Kong, China, the other
day, when, as pictured above, the junk “Maskee” set sail for the Philippines.
It was to be the first leg of a globe-circling trip undertaken by J. L. Stephen
son, the captain (top), S. C. Banks (center) and J. C. Grenham (bottom).
They expect to cover 150 miles a day in the antiquated craft, visiting prin
cipal sea ports on every continent.
Katherine Brush’s best selling novel,
“Young Man of Manhattan.’’
In “Young Man of Manhattan,”
Ruggles shares honors with Claudette
Colbert, the heroine of "The Lady
Lies,” and Norman Foster, the popu
lar star of the legitimate stage now
appearing in the Broadway hit, “June
“Young Man of Manhattan” Is a
poignant, exciting, often humorous
story of modem marriage, with the
world of sports as its colorful back
ground. The picture’s action centers
about Norman Foster, a sports writer,
and Claudette Colbert, his charming
wife who is a special feature writer
for the magazines. Their efforts to
maintain a modern home while each
remains independent of the other
and the subsequent developments that
occur when the “other” woman makes
her appearance on the scene, bring to
the screen many highly dramatic,
suspense - filled, moments, that carry
this picture to its compelling, well-ex
ecuted climax. And with Charles Rug
gles to relieve the dramatic tension,
“Young Man of Manhattan” emerges
as one of the most entertaining pic
tures of the season.
Monta Bell directed “Young Man
of Manhattan,” which comes to the
Paramount Theatre Friday, for a two
day engagement.
6. N. D. A. Offers Cash
Prizes on Seed Grains
Fargo, N. D., July 16.— (A 3 )—Special
prizes will be offered by the Greater
North Dakota association as an added
inceptive for crops men from the
state to compete in the 1930 Interna
tional Grain and Hay Show at Chi
cago, November 29 to December 6.
The prizes will be in addition to pre
miums to be offered by the Interna
tional Grain and Hay Show.
Tp the North Dakota exhibitor
winning the alfalfa seed champion
ship. a cash prize of $125 will be
given. First prize for flax will be
$250; for durum wheat, $250; for hard
red spring wheat, $250, and for sweet
clover seed, $125.
London— (lP) —When William George
Thompson, 81, describing himself as a
doctor, was arrested for obtaining
money under false pretenses, he
asked for a bed in the Guildhall jail.
He was told that if he asked for a
bed at the police station he would
have to pay for .lt, as a bed was con
sidered a luxury in the jail.
Mother swans initiate their young
to marine life by carrying them upon
their backs during their first voyages.
Department of Commerce Gives
Figures for 1929 and 1928
for North Dakota
The Department of Commerce an
nounces that, according to the re
turns received, there were 4,15 ft mar
riages performed In North Dakota
during the year 1929, as compared
with 4,269 in 1928, representing a de
crease of 114 or 2.7 per cent. In 1916,
4,896 marriages were performed.
During the year 1929 there were
564 divorces granted m the state, as
compared with 461 in 1928, represent
ing an Increase of 103 or 22.3 psr cent.
In 1916, there were 478 divorces grant
ed. There were eight marriages an
nulled in 1929, as compared with sev
en in 1928.
On the basis of the 1925 census
figure, the number of marriages per
1,000 of the population was 6.5 in
1929 as against 6.7 in 1928, and the
number of divorces per 1,000 of the
population was 0.88 in 1929, as against
0.72 in 1928.
The number of marriages was fur
nished’ by the state department of
public health and the number of di
vorces by the clerk of the district
court of each county. The figures for
1929 are preliminary and subject to
The figures show 137 marriages in
Burleigh county in 1929 and I*6 in
1928. Divorces numbered 91 in 1929
and 27 in 1928 In the county. In each
year there was one annulment.
The figures of other counties in
clude: Adams, marriages, 38, 34, di
vorces, 5,2; Dunn, marriages, 47, 37,
divorces, 1 each year; Emmons, mar
riages 92, 81, divorces, 3,1; Golden
Valley, marriages, IS, IQ, divorces, 2
in 1928; Grant, marriages, 69, 84, di
vorces, 6in 1928; Hettinger, mar
riages, 51, 56, divorces, 3 In 1929; Kid
der, marriages, 56, 65, divorces, 3 each
year; Logan, marriages, 62, 80, di
vorces, 4,2; McKenzie, marriages,
128, 133, divorces, 9,4; Mercer, mar
riages, 91, 79, divorces, 4,2; Morton,
marriages, 150, 180, divorces, 4?. 24;
Oliver, marriages, 27, 41, no divorces;
Sheridan, marriages, 54, 74, divorces,
3 each year; Sioux, marriages, 27, 21,
divorces, 3,2; Slope, marriages, 7, 12,
divorces, 2,3; Stark marriages, 196,
147, divorces, 13,11.
West Virginia produces more than
half of the window glass that is made
in America.
Congressman Spent $1,482.44
on Rsnomination; Governor
Put Out $161.26
Candidates for state office in the
June 25 primary kept well below the
statutory limitation in the expendi
ture of funds for their campaigns, ac
cording to accounts of their expenses
filed in the office of Secretary of
State Robert Byrne.
Under the law, candidates are re
quired to keep their campaign ex
penses within 15 per cent of the sal
ary paid for the office which they
The largest expenditure was made
by Congressman J. H. Sinclair, of the
third district. He listed $1,482.44 ex
penses. The contest in that district
was probably the most Intense in the
state, with a three-cornered fight
waged between Sinclair, who was the
Nonpartisan candidate, Staale Hen
drickson, Independent, and A. C.
Townley, who ran on a wet platform
without endorsement of any of the
major political factions. Congress
man Sinclair was renominated.
Hendrickson Lost on $636.70
Hendrickson spent $636.70, while
there was no record of Mr. Townley’s
expenses filed. Several candidates
thus far have failed to give a list of
their campaign expenditures.
Governor -George F. Shafer spent
$161.26, of which $75 was expended
for traveling expenses, meals and In
cidentals. The remainder was spent
for photographs, cuts and prints. His
opponent spent $217.18.
Democratic candidates showed the
smallest amount spent for campaign
ing of any of the other political
groups. J. E. Garvey, that party's
candidate for congress in the first
district, reported he spent nothing
for his campaign, while most of the
other Democratic candidates expend
ed sls, their contribution to the state
party campaign fund.
Congressman Thomas Hall, renom
inated In the second district, spent
$715.39; Representative O. B. Burt
ness, renominated in the first district,
Carr Spent Only $7
Fred L. Anderson, unsuccessful can
didate for governor on the Demo
cratic ticket, reported he spent 76
cents, of which 26 cents was used for
postage and 50 cents for petition
Expenses of other candidates were
reported as follows:
John Burke, supreme court chief
justice, sl9; John W. Carr, nontenant
governor, $7; Arthur E. Thompson,
$445.73, and Oliver Baaken, Mandan,
$107.99, both unsuccessful candidates
for superintendent of public instruc
'State Auditor John Steen, $100;
Secretary of Agriculture and Labor
Joeeph A. Kitchen, $99.60; Superin
tendent of Public Instruction Bertha
Palmer, $69.50; M. C. Freerks, candi
date for associate Justice, $32; R. E.
Swendseid, for attorney general, $110;
Attorney General James Morris, S6B.
Christian Bertsch, candidate for
railroad commissioner, $87.78; State
Treasurer Berta E. Baker, $255.34;
Laura B. Sanderson, for secretary of
state, $41.35; Della M. Wardrope, for
state treasurer, $80; H. W. Swenson,
for commissioner of insurance,
$134.55; R. R. Smith, for state audi
tor, $131.99; commissioner of Insur
ance S. A. Olsness, $224.16; Railroad
Commissioner C. W. McDonnell,
$337.12; 8. S. McDonald, for commis
sioner of agriculture and labor,
$164.38; Secretary of State Robert
Byrne, $314.17.
Jamestown, N. Y., July 16.—(A 3 ) —
Rev. Stephen Czuturos, 35, pastor of
the Magyar Presbyterian church,
Cleveland, pleaded • guilty in federal
court today to an indictment charg
ing alien smuggling. Judge Simon L.
Adler imposed a fine of SSOO and sus
pended a sentence of one year and
one dky in the federal penitentiary at
By Williams
College Boys’ ‘Gym’ Work Small Health
Aid, Claim
(Associated Press Science Editor)
Ann Arbor, Mich., July 16.— (/P)
Gymnasium athletics are only a minor
factor in development of student
health at the University of Michigan.
Medical examinations show an Im
provement in the health oi por
cent of the seniors as compared with
their freshman years.
This result is attributed to the col
lege health department, which for 17
years has been teaching moderation
and attention to diet, sleep, and men
tal poise, and easily available medical
care, in short, to an all around care
of health.
Athletics are only Incidental, and
one form of them, compulsory gym
nasium work, long a cornerstone of
supposed collegiate health, h&s been
found of doubtful usefulness.
Enforced gymnasium training as a
health measure was exploded by stu
dies of its results upon two groups of
freshmen. One took two hours a
week, and the other group was ex
The students taking the gymnasium
work developed more colds, more acute
bronchitis, more boils and local in
fections, more time spent In hospital
and Infirmary and more accidents.
Dr. Warren E. Forsythe, head of the
college health department, says:
“A critical study of these data
would probably indicate that there is
no significant difference to be deter
mined In the sickness experience of
those taking the required two hour
gymnasium work and those excused.
At any rate it is clear that there Is
no appreciable advantage to those
taking gymnasium as compared to the
excused group, as judged by the fre
quency of the usual recognized con
ditions of sickness.
“Much common sense experience all
seems to validate the idea that phy
sical exercise particularly in out of
door conditions is definitely bene
ficial to personal health.”
North Dakota Files
Protest on Merger
Washington, July 18.— (/P) —North
Dakota’s railroad commission today
joined Minnesota in opposing the pro
posed merger of the Great Northern
and the Northern Pacific railroads.
® 1930, Liooptt ft Mteis Tobacco Co.
The Interstate commerce commission
was asked to withdraw its permission
to unify the lines.
In its brief the North Dakota com
mission said it subscribed wholly to
the arguments of the Minnesota
warehouse commissioners against the
merger. Consolidation of the roads
has figured In numerous congression
al debates and recently the Minne
sota delegation sponsored a resolution
to hold proposed rail mergers In
abeyance, but the proposal did not
reach President Hoover.
Miniature Course
Has ‘Bear’ Hazard
Los Angeles, July 16.— IJP) —Bearl
Sprott, operator of a miniature golf
course, today offered his customers
something new in hazards—a cinna
mon bear cub. Players must putt
through the bear’s cage to the green
and the bear has been trained to stop
golf balls. Sprott says it takes a
clever golfer to putt one past the
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Total for Season Now 5,800;
Grant County Reports
Highest With 445
A total of 1,610 claims for hail
losses were filed with the state Hail
Insurance department during the past
week, according to a compilation of
figures announced today.
The heavy losses of the week ending
July 11 brought the total for the sea
son to 5,800. Grant county was the
hardest hit, with 445 claims reported
from that section for the week.
Morton county submitted 186
claims, La Moure 117, Wells 98 and
Eddy 94.
Losses were well distributed over
the state, with claims for hail dam
age bring made from 41 of the state’s
53 counties.
The following counties also reported
losses: Barnes, 8; Benson, 86; Bur
leigh, 77; Cass, 1; Cavalier, 2; Dickey,
27; Divide, 7; Dunn 3; Emmons 82;
Foster, 20; Golden Valley, 1; Griggs,
1; Kidder, 1; Logan, 36; Mclntosh,
31; McKenzie, 34? McLean, 17; Mer
cer, 1; Mountrail, 7; Nelson, 39; Oliv-
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2; Ranson, 4; Rolette, 4; Sargent, 8;
Sheridan, 34; Sioux, 8; Stark, 78;
Steele, 1; Stutsman, 11; Towner, 8;
Walsh, 2; Ward, 1, and Williams, 9.
Claim Wheat Worth
More as Feedstuff
East Lansing, Mich., July 16.—<4P>—
Agricultural experts at Michigan Stats
college offer a new form of farm re
lief to those who are worrying about
the price of wheat.
Feed it to livestock, says a state
ment isued by four department heads.
At present prices, wheat is worth 86
more a ton as a dairy feed than as
a commercial cereal, the experts as
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