Newspaper Page Text
Big Drop in Business for July Shown in Federal Reserve Report
TRADE SHRIVELED BY HOTWAVE’SEFFECT UPON AGRICULTURE Debits to Individual Bank Ac- counts Fall From 125 to Index of 99 This Year FARM INCOME DECREASES Only Potato Price Higher Than Year Ago; Rest Two-Thirds of Last July’s Revenue The volume of business in the ninth federal reserve district in July decreased sharply both from the level of June and from the levels of July in other recent years. The de cline reflected the effect of the ex cessively hot weathr which has not been equaled in recent years and which was disastrous for the grain crops in certain parts of the district. The index of debits to individual ac counts in 17 cities after adjustment for seasonal variations was 99 in July as compared with 111 in June and 134 in July a year ago. The country check clearings index was 94 in July as compared with 107 in June and 125 in July last year. A portion of the decrease as com pared with a year ago was due to the abnormally large volume of grain moving last year. Total freight car loadings during the four weeks end ing July 26 were 19 per cent smaller than a year ago.. All commodity groups showed de creases, except coal and coke, which showed a 7 per cent increase. De creases, as compared with a year ago, occurred in department store sales, electric power consumption, number of building permits issued, grain, cattle and hog marketings and iron ore, flour, tyid linseed product shipments. There was a small in crease in the value of building per mits issued and in the number of sheep marketed. Farm income from cash grains, dairy products and hogs marketed during July was less than two-thirds of the income from these products marketed in July last year. The decrease was due to tremendous de clines in the volume of grain mar keted as well as lower prices. The July potato price was higher than a year ago, but all other farm pro ducts were lower, the decreases ranging from 14 per cent for milk to 49 per cent for rye. Wheat and rye prices again made new lows for the post war period during July. The estimated values of important farm products marketed in the dis trict in July were: Ju1y,1930 July, 1929 Bread Wheat $ 5,898*,000 $14,592,000 Durum W 1,961,000 5,143,000 Bye 266,000 634,000 Flax 587,000 967,000 Dairy Prod. .. 20,446,000 27,217,000 Hogs 7,479,000 9,874,000 Total $36,637,000 $58,427,000 Jews and Assyrians Have Common Plaint Bagdad, Irak.— (A 3 )—Jews and Assy rians, in olden times foes, today have a grievance in common. The British government in Pales tine has restricted the return of Jews to their country, and the government of Irak, under'British mandate, has barred the gates of their old heme in northern Mesopotamia to the Assy rians, because it fears that some for eign power may be promoting Assy rian settlement on political grounds. At present there are some 70,000 Assyrians in Irak. Some 200,000 others are scattered in adjoining countries. In the war they fought with the British against the Turks and after the conflict, fled frem the Turkish into British mandated ter ritory. Even today they speak Aramaic which, at the time of Christ, was a current language throughout the Near East. In their churches they observe the oldest Christian rites and, most of them are Nestorians, the sect which carried the first tidings of Christianity to India. Natives, Brazilians, Get Portugal’s Jobs Lisbon.—(/P) —To stem the tide of unemployment, the government has decreed that no jobs shall be given to foreigners, Brazilians excepted. Foreigners in employment here may keep their places, but when they re tire, die, or are “fired,” their places will be filled by Portuguese. Unemployment lists are drawn up, and the home office will issue weekly figures. Foreigners of technical skill may be hired if the home office ap proves. Find Moa Skeletons In New Zealand Auckland.—(/P) —A fine complete skeleton of a huge moa, the skeleton of a moa chicken and fossilized moa eggs as big as footballs have been found in the Moawhango valley, in the north island of New Zealand. This big, flightless bird, standing about 12 feet high, has been extinct for centuries. When white men first came to New Zealand they did not be lieve the Maori legends about the giant birds. Moawhango, name of the valley where the relics were found, means in Maori, “valley where the moa drinks." Credit Newspapers For Aiding Farmers East Lansing, Mich.—OP)—Michigan farmers respond to the printed word better than those of any other state. A survey by the department of agri culture shows that farmers in Michi gan adopted 13.3 percent of their new ideas last year from newspapers. The average in other states was only 10.27 pareent. Official bulletins were directly re- OUTOUK WAY I / VOO KMOVSi MOW ] /TwaTs WMACT X CALL \ WELL/H4EW AimT KI»CE AM' PLUMP 1 ( MARD LuO<_ GrETTW *=> BAD OFF A^ME- T WAS NNUeisl I \ DISCHARGED \M HARD X EMUSTfItO »M TH’ LEFT AM’ MOW SKloCj T\MES. THAT MULL These PAmYS FvTTEO (SAKJS APOUMO M\M vaj>mTeP?- ME. AT THERE lAvA SEY» ThE»R \ _ , j MOW7-AM 1 \ Dtec-HAPSES VWTHiM Th’ fejj’ TMiS Vt ( look'iT These shoes. \ mext Two weews- sendee ) FROM PAool\n4' AROOMO.) akj'ThaT BAD EXAMPLE EA qc,./ lookW fer a job*/( hao To Pop up >/ —— x 'ATs Hovsl Times ( °\) ♦-•» -the come Back Orr. . MCfWICI* IMG* NORTH DAKOTA DEATHS IN 1929 SHOW DECREASE OF 92 ON 1928 Diseases of Heart Still Lead in Mortality Causes in State; Cancer Is Third Washington, Aug. 15.—The Depart ment of Commerce announces that there were 5,421 deaths in North Da kota during 1929, as compared with 5,513 in 1928. No death rates for 1929 have been computed because any rates based on population estimates made at this time would be unreliable, and would probably have to be materially re vised as soon as the 1930 census figures become available. The same five causes of death ranked the highest during the four years 1926 to 1929; in 1929 they were in the following order: Diseases of the heart (796), congenital malforma tions and diseases of early infancy (486), cancer (437), pneumonia, all Number of Deaths in North Dakota Cause of Death 1929~ 1928 ~ 1927 1926 Alj causes (1) 5421 5513 5211 &313 Typhoid and paratyphoid fever • 11 14 13 18 Malaria 1 Smallpox \ 1 Measles 34 13 36 35 Scarlet fever 19 ' 29 25 65 Whooping bough 41 31 32 75 Diphtheria 38 27 32 31 Influenza 240 309 103 194 Dysentery • 10 4 8 6 Erysipelas 10 10 21 16 Acute anterior poliomyelitis 9 17 12 5 Lethargic encephalitis 12 7 4 14 Meningococcus meningitis 41 26 24 13 Tuberculosis (all forms) 234 293 314 294 Of the respiratory system 198 244 253 » 242 Of the meminges, central nervous system 17 22 24 18 Other forms 19 27 37 34 Syphilis 26 17 20 19 Cancer and other malignant tumors 457 465 427 434 Rheumatism 21 17 36 30 Pellagra Diabetes mellitus 93 114 87 110 Meningitis (nonepidemic) 26 29 26 17 Cerebral hemorrhage and softening 420 405 401 335 Paralysis without specified cause 4 3 2 7 Diseases of the heart 796 687 634 681 Diseases of the arteries, athernoma, aneurysm, etc. 79 82 65 56 Bronchitis 25 35 22 23 Pneumonia (all forms* 424 471 380 447 Respiratory diseases other than bron chitis and pneumonia (all forms) 55 58 54 48 Diarrhea and enteritis 132 93 112 106 Diarrhea and enteritis, (under 2 years) 101 72 91 85 Diarrhea and enteritis (2 years and over) .31 21 21 21 Appendicitis and typhlitis 127 134 131 141 Hernia, intestinal obstruction 40 63 56 51 Cirrhosis of the liver 21 23 25 18 Nephritis 265 302 291 230 Puerperal septicemia 32 31 25 29 Puerperal causes other than puerpal septicemia 48 55 50 35 Congenital malformations and dis eases of early Infancy 488 435 469 494 Suicide 44 58 49 61 Homicide 8 7 11 12 Accidental and unspecified external causes 343 390 363 318 Burns (conflagration excepted) 19 21 26 22 • Accidental drowning 30 35 31 26 Accidental shooting 16 16 23 10 Accidental falls 46 46 44 28 Mine accidents >3 6 6 2 Machinery accidents 31 26 17 16 Railroad accidents 25 23 26 21 Collision with automobile 9 10 7 11 Other railroad accidents 16 13 19 10 Btreet-car accidents Collision with automobile _____ Other street-car accidents Automobile accidents (excluding collision with railroad trains and street cars) 88 79 72 70 Injuries by vehicles other than rail road trains, street cars, and auto mobiles 13 23 21 16 Excessive heat (burns excepted) 4 2 3 Other external causes 79 116 96 105 All other defined causes 641 642 702 718 Unknown or ill-defined causes 107 117 159 127 1. Exclusive of stillbirths. ~~ 2. Includes tabes dorsalis (locomotor ataxia) and general paralysis of the Insane. 3. Includes airplane, balloon, and motorcycle accidents. sponsible for 19.1 percent of improved farm practice in Michigan, while 12 other states showed only 6.52 percent attributable to that source. Veteran Gets Medals 30 Years After War Shanghai.——After waiting 30 years, Oscar Remahn, veteran ol the forms (424), and cerebral hemorr hage and softening (420). Other, causes which were among the next j highest during this period were ne- j phritis, influenza, and tuberculosis, all I forms. The deaths from diseases of the heart, pneumonia, all forms, and influenza in 1928 and 1929, greatly ex ceeded those in 1927, while the deaths from tuberculosis were noticeably fewer. In 1929 marked Increases from 1928 were reported in deaths from measles, meningococcus meningitis, diphtheria, whooping cough, and diarrhea and enteritis, under two years; decreases in deaths were shown for diabetes mellitus, scarlet fever, and acute an terior poliomyelitis. The greatest number of deaths in 1929 from accidental and unspecified external causes was due to automo bile accidents (88 as compared with 79 in 1923), followed by accidental falls and accidental drowning. Bpanish-American war and the Boxei' rebellion, has received his service medals from Washington. Romahn, a Norwegian by birth, en listed in the American navy for the war with Spain and was sent to Dewey’s fleet. He served through the Boxer rebellion, then left the servlos to join the Chinese Maritime Cus toms from which he recently retired after 25 years’ duty. For two decades hs bombarded THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1930 By Williams OIMOIYW Washington with letters trying to get his service medals. But they had been misplaced by some government clerk. Ten years ago he quit his letter writing. He had given up all hope when the medals arriyed. Portugal’s President Uses Yankee Tractor Villafranca de Xira, Portugal.—-</P> —The first American-made tracto. was shown at an agricultural exhibi tion here. ' President Carmona, who is leading the “wheat campaign” which is to free Portugal of gold exports for the purchase of American wheat was at the throttle. Portugal this* year had a thousand farmers taking courses in scientific agriculture. Relief measures to farmers include a further increase of the tax on for eign wheat. Italy is the only major European nation with a rising birthrate. C\ —-^1 ■ '» ■» Ongratulatioiis- Texaco Aviation Gasoline and Airplane Oil fanctioned per fectly in the new Wright Special Whirlwind high compreeeion motor which twice buried Tex aco Number 13, the Travel Air Mystery S, to transcontinental record*. Texaco refueling ser vice waa excellent and con* ffibnted considerably to my sveresa .... Frank M. Hawka NINE TO REPRESENT N.D, AT AIR MEETING Conference at Chicago Will Be Outstanding Aviation Event of Year Nine delegates have been appoint ed by Governor George F. Shafer to represent North Dakota at the Na tional Air conference to be held at Chicago, August 18, 19 and 20. Fay Harding, member of the state railroad commission, has been named chairman of the delegation. Mr. Harding is chairman of the special committee on air transportation reg ulation of the National Association of Railroad and Utilities commission ers. Other delegates to the conference are Gordon Cox, Bismarck; J. H. Burkhart, Minot; D. H. Bartholomew, Minot; Dagmar Rickert, Bismarck; Don Witman, Grand Forks; Murray C. Baldwin, Fargo, and Ed M Can field, Williston. Alternates chosen by the governor are Fred M. Roberts, Bismarck; Mrs. Minnie D. Craig, Es mond; J. C. Blaisdell, Minot; Harry W. Potter. Bismarck; Gedrge Lowers, Grand Forks; Jerry M. Bacon, Grand Forks, and John Maguire, Fargo. The delegation is being sent on in vitation from Governor IjOuls L. I Emerson of Illinois. The conference has been called to discuss “the vari ous serious problems involved in air regulation and legislation, and mak ing recommendations looking toward their solution.” “This conference,” Governor Emer son wrote to Governor Shafer, “will be one of the outstanding aviation events of the year—and undoubtedly will contribute much to the growth of this new form of transport. “Certain prominent authorities on air law and other aviation leaders ACHES There’s scarcely an pain that Bayer Aspirin won’t relieve promptly. It can’t remove the cause, but it will relieve the pain! Head aches. Backaches. Neuritis and neuralgia. Yes, Bfnd rheumatism. Read proven directions for many important uses. Genuine Aspirin can’t depress the heart. Look for the Bayer cross: T E XACO The mark of quality for petroleum products from abroad have agreed to attend. The federal government will be rep resented.” Burleigh and McLean Girls Fair Teams Win Four home economics demonstra tion teams, outstanding in their home counties, have' been named district champions of the state as a result of girls 4-H club contests held this sum mer at the fairs in Minot, Mandan, Fargo and Grand Forks, according to Pauline Reynolds, assistant junior club leader at the Agricultural col lege. The high teams in each district contest are listfed below: Minot F,air—Marie Paulson and Bernice Thompson, Underwood, Mc- Lean county. Mandan Fair—Esther Watson and Ruth Lewis, McKenzie, Burleigh county. Fargo Fair Marion Wright and Muriel Kelly, Jamestown, Stutsman county. Grand Forks Fair—Joan Larson and Myrtle Morse, Webster, Ramsey county. Each of the four teams competed for first place with other teams from the same section of the state, and all are clothing teams. The McLean team demonstrated clothing acces* sories, Burleigh county also demon strated clothing accessories, the Stutsman team demonstrated con venient clothes closets, while the Ramsey county girls gave a demon stration on the set-in pocket. Stock Prize Contests Under Way in No. Dak. In addition to the honor of placing high and the market rewards for properly grown and managed live stock, many of the more than 225 North Dakota farmers who are enter ed in the five livestock projects being sponsored by the Agricultural col- Don't Scratch Flit Kills ga - World's Largest Irucrt-Ktiler! I “hSF*** |i| FUf O 1930 SUnco Im. lege, stand good chances of winning both cash and prize awards, declares S. G. Denner, extension livestock man, who is in charge of the events. Breed associations, farm publica tions and commercial organizations have contributed cash, gold watches and trophies as prizes to the winning livestock men. The five projects In which the stock raisers are competing are: Ton-litter project, lamb project, baby beef project, pork production project and sow testing project. Last year 20 ton-litters were pro duced by contestants, a mark which is expected to be raised this year. The sow testing project is a new one, while the others have been carried on in the state for several years. Highway Commission To Award Contracts Contracts for approximately 145 miles of highway construction will be let at a meeting of the state high way commission August 29, according to lettings announced today. Bids have been called for graveling, earth grading, oil mix and oil sub grade work. The following contracts will beslet: Highway No. s—Graveling, Ward county, 3.001 miles; Renville county, 11.967 miles; Pembina county, 10.459; Divide county, 10.594; oil subgrade, N I YoUR grocer reo .Ip I Hamm’s Bohemian ■ Distributed by HAMM BREWING CO. BRANCH Phone 88 BISMARCK. N. DAK. 121 So. Fifth Street Captain Hawks / Through careful planning and in trepid skill, you have bettered all pre vious East to West and West to East transcontinental flight records. •% ' The Texas Company is proud that, through its products, Texaco Aviation Gasoline and Airplane Oil, it has again been able to serve such a distinguished pilot and contribute to the successful completion of such a significant flight- THE TEXAS COMPANY • Texaco Petroleum Mhfe Pembina county, 8.995. Highways Nos. 1, 13 and 27 In La Moure county, 28.160, graveling. Highway No. 9—Oil mix, Ward county, 4.860. Highway No. 6—Graveling, McLean county, 1.657. United States Highway No. 2—Earth grading, Ramsey county, 13.117 miles; Grand Forks county, 4.945 and 19.526. U. S. Highway No. 10—Billings county, 4.406; Golden Valley .969, earth grading. Highway No. 11—Dickey county, .974; earth grading. Highway No. 25, Dunn county, earth grading, 4.046. Highway No. 6—McLean county, 1.657, earth grading. Highway No. 22—Dunn county, 4.183, earth grading. Highway No. 31 —Grant oounty, 6.910, earth grading. WANT SERVICE CHANGE Litchville, N. D., Aug. 15.—(*>)— Members of the state board of rail road commissioners will conduct a hearing here September 9 on a peti tion of Litchville citizens for 24-hour electric service and a reduction in electric rates. The petition was filed against J. W. Haarsager, Litchville, owner of the local light plant. Peru is the first South American nation to cancel passport require ments for American tourists.