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BIRTH, DEATH RATES
FOR NORTH DAKOTA DECREASED IN 1929 Birth Rate Was 30.8 and Death Rate Was 13.2 Per Cent in Burleigh North Dakota's birth and death rates in 1930 were lower than in 1929, according to statistics announced Wednesday by the state department of health. Births last year totaled 14,429. a rate of 21.2 per 1.000 population, prov isional figures showed, while in 1929 births totaled 14,722, a rate of 23 per 1,000 population. Deaths recorded in 1930 totaled 5,308, a rate of 7.8, while in 1929, the total was 5,437, a rate of 8.4. For the cities, Fargo showed the highest birth rate, 34.5, and a total of 986 births in 1930. while its deaths totaled 380, a rate of 13.3. Minot had the highest death rate, 15.7, with 253 deaths, while its birth rate was 28.9, with 466 births. Grand Forks record ed 529 births and 217 deaths, for a rate of 30.9 and 12.7. respectively. The statistics show there were 397 still births in the state during 1930, a rate of 2.7 per 100 live births. Tnc birth and death rate by coun ties: County Births Rate Deaths Rate Adams 160 25.2 46 7.3 Barnes 317 16.8 152 8.1 Benson 243 18.3 82 6.2 Billings 30 9.5 21 6.7 Bottineau ...,306 20.7 119 8.0 Bowman 147 28.8 32 6.2 Burke 180 18.0 44 4.4 Burleigh 607 30.8 261 13.2 Cas~ 281 14.0 153 7.6 Cavalier 325 22.4 120 8.3 Dickey 232 21.5 67 6.2 Divide 179 18.6 47 4.9 Dunn 162 17.0 44 4.6 Eddy 74 11.7 57 9.0 Emmons 305 25.0 69 5.6 Foster 149 23.5 40 6.3 Golden Valley 112 27.2 22 5.3 Grant .‘...247 24.5 66 6.5 Griggs 103 15.0 40 5.8 Hettinger ...,238 27.1 54 6.1 Kidder 176 21.9 33 4.1 La Moure ....266 23.1 98 8.5 Logan 198 24.5 41 5.1 McHenry ....263 17.1 76 4.9 Mclntosh ....201 20.9 44 4.6 McKenzie 164 16.9 51 5.3 McLean 312 17.4 107 6.0 Mercer 191 20.1 76 8.0 Morton 482 24.6 135 6.9 Mountrail ....234 17.3 49 3.6 ’ Nelson 178 17.4 67 6.6 Oliver 48 11,2 18 4.2 Pembina 282 19.2 113 7.7 Pierce 291 32.1 64 7.1 Ramsey 363 22.4 154 9.5 Ransom 232 21.3 77 7.1 Renville 80 11.0 28 3.9 Richland 378 18.0 164 7.8 Rolette .......226 21.1 126 11.8 Sargent 125 13.4 56 6.0 Sheridan 155 21.0 39 5.3 Sioux 106 22.6 "5 7.5 Slope 54 13.0 12 2.9 Stark 421 27.5 157 10.2 Steele 118 16.9 40 5.7 Stutsman ....525 20.1 279 10.7 Towner 126 15.0 54 6.4 Traill 215 17.0 114 9.1 Walsh 475 23.7 167 8.3 Ward 295 17.0 95 5.4 Wells 259 19.6 68 5.1 Williams 403 20.7 152 7.8 Bomb Is Fatal to Indian Politician Lahore. India. May 13.— UP)— The general secretary of the Adampur dis trict all-India national congress com mittee, Chanan Singh, was lulled and the congress member, Gurdit Singh, seriously injured when a botr.b ex ploded at Adampur Wednesday. Police arrested Gurdit and searched the offices of the Hoshiapur congress committee. Detroit to Reduce Teachers’ Salaries Detroit, May 13.—<7P) —A three per cent reduction in the salary of all school teachers in Detroit was de cided on Tuesday by the board of education. At the same time an increase In school tuition fees was announced. The cut in teachers’ salary, it was stated, will create a $700,000 fund that will be used to pay the annual salary schedule increases next year, which will apply to 3,000 of the 7,000 teachers in the system. Check on Rural Schools Is Begun Demonstration teachers for the state department of public instruction are checking work in the country schools of the state with the survey made last fall for improving class room instruction, according to Miss Bertha Palmer, superintendent. Through a definite demonstration program and conferences the depart ment aims to secure more practical and efficient teaching methods. Miss Sarah Guss will spend the week in the vicinities of Minot and Williston; Miss Beatrice Thoreson will be located near Medora in Billings county and Mrs. Elsie Parker is work ing in Ramsey county. Burleigh to Have Highway Distinction Burleigh county soon will have the distinction of being the only county in the state having a hard-surfaced highway stretching from one end of the county to the other. j. n. Roherty, research engineer for the state highway department, said Wednesday that surfacing of Highway No. 10 is scheduled for com pletion Sept. 1, to give Burleigh coun ty a hard-surfaced road from the western boundary at Bismarck to the east county line. Contracts call for surfacing the highway with oil mix at Menoken to the east line. This will give the county a road that starts with pave ment at Bismarck, and from there on as an oil-mix surfaced highway. Mr. Roherty said no other county in the state can claim a highway of this kind, and indications are it will •he a considerable period before any county will complete construc tion of a hard-surfaced road extend from tbs border to border. '. t Famous Maitre D’Hotel to Live on Spinach Because of Liver Ailment New York. May 13.—(VPi—Oscar of the Waldorf, internationally known maitre d’hotel. who has ushered countless millionaires to the groaning board and presided at thousands of epicurean feasts, is on a diet of lowly spinach “It’s my liver,” the rotund ex pert of l'haute cusine explained. On account of sedentary life I lead it has become a trifle en larged. At least that’s what the specialists say and they ought to know.” The renowned host, who start ed as an humble waiter and worked up to such heights that New York made him an honorary police commissioner and Fiance gave him a silver cross lor “so cial services,” disclosed his new diet. He was asked: Mr. Oscar, if you had all the world's edibles at your disposal, including truffles, what kind of a meal would you order right now?" “Spinach.” said Oscar with a sad shake of his head. “Oh, of course I might have a little fish.” he added, “they'll let me have that. Or a little choDped GIVES OPINION ON TELEPHONE RATES Death Birth Attorney General Says Cities Have No Power to Regulate Phone Charges City councils cannot, by franchise or ordinance, regulate telephone rates, Attorney General James Morris ruled in an opinion Wednesday. He stated this power was vested in the state railroad commission. The ruling was given in reply to questions raised by Harvey J. Miller, New England. Mr. Morris called attention to Chap ter 209, Session Law’s of 1915, declar ing telephone companies to be com mon carriers and giving general su pervision over such companies to the state board of railroad commissioners. “This authority," the opinion said, "includes power to approve or disap prove telephone rate schedules, which schedules are required to be filed with the commission. “Should city councils be permitted to contract for rates on residence and business phones within the city through a franchise, this power would directly conflict with the power vest ed in the railroad commission by chapter 209. Furthermore, it would permit discrimination which is de clared unlawful by the law (Chap ter 209». “It is, therefore, my opinion that the city council cannot, by franchise or ordinance, contract for or regulate rates charged by telephone companies for residence and business phones.” Lindsay Russell Is Requesting: Divorce Wilmington. N. C., May 12. — i/P) — Lindsay Russell, internationally known for his efforts to promote friendship among nations, has filed suit for divorce against Mrs. Elolse D. Russell in New Hanover county court. Russell is president of several or ganizations devoted to international peace r.nd a few years ago was dec orated by the ruler of Japan “for meritorious service" in this field. He also was made an officer of the Crown of Italy in 1920. State Outlines Case Against Minnesotan Madison, Minn., May 13.—f/P)—The state outlined its case as trial of Mar tin A. Stemsrud. Madison, charged with three counts of first-degree grand larceny, was resumed in Lac Qui Parle county district court Wed nesday. Stemsrud. former state senator and treasurer of the Lac Qui Parle town Farmers Union Fire Insurance com pany from 1898 until early this year, is charged with embezzling $25,689 from the insurance company, with shortages in his insurance reports in 1928 and with misappropriating $l,lOO from the estate of Oscar Hanson, for whom he was guardian. A jury was completed late Tuesday after 70 talesmen were examined. Dis trict Judge Harold Baker of Renville is presiding. Stemsrud. who served in the state legislature in 1929, was arrested in March after an investigation which followed his report that approximate ly $28,000 was stolen from his office in January. He said the theft oc curred while he was away. Tire Dealers Holding Meeting in Bismarck Four executives of the Gillette Rub ber company, Eau Claire, Wis., and approximately 50 tire dealers from all parts of North Dakota gathered at the Grand Pacific hotel here Wednes day for a survey of business condi tions as they affect the tire industry and to consider mutual problems. The program called for the busi ness discussion beginning at 1:30 p. m., with a dinner tonight. Only one meeting will be held by the company in North Dakota, accord ing to W. D. Farnum, Milwaukee, ad vertising man who is accompanying the Gillette executives, and Bismarck was chosen because of its central location. The group came here fol lowing a meeting at Watertown, S. D. Members of the executive group, here for the meeting, are Clyde Van Gorden, general sales manager; Walter Nugent, factory service manager; G. W. Spratt, sales promotion manager, and Richard Stempf, district rep resentative. CITIES SERVICE COMPANY Stocks and Bonds We have a direct connection with Henry L. Doherty Sc Company ot New York, for the sale of the above securities. NOW IS THE TIME TO BUT! P. C. REMINGTON A SON The Pioneer Investment House Bismarck, N. Oak. Phone 220 L ; parsley in a glass of milk. Then, if I followed the doctor's advice, I’d go and lie down on my back for an hour. A German special ist in ills of the liver told me to do that.” “Don’t you feel a great void in your life?” he w’as asked. “Not exactly,” Oscar said “1 had my fling when I was a youngster. Remember the can vasback and terrapin at Del monlco’s?” So it was dried toast he munch ed as he sat at the head of a well-laden table Monday and welcomed Alexander Gastaud, fa mous chef, who is to be the direc tor of kitchens for the new Wal dorf-Astoria hotel, now ner.ring completion on Park Avenue. Oscar, who served the old Wal dorf for many years, thought he could retire to his blue spruce tree farm upstate when they razed the famous old structure to make way for the Empire state building. But the owners of the hotel de termined otherwise, so when the new building opens its doors he will be there to welcome its guests. Director Board For Dogs Sought Chicago. May 13.—(A*) —A board of directors to look after Chicago dogs was sought Wednesday. Details of the proposed plan were being worked out by the Chicago Humane Education so ciety. with the aid of Mrs. Irene Castle McLaughlin, the former famous dancer. Mrs. Charlotte Hunt, president of the society, announced that es tablishment of the board was ask ed in a petition to Mayor Anton J. Cermak. signed by 10,000 tax payers. asking a new deal at the city dog pound. Abandonment of the practice of catching dogs with wire nooses was among the objects. Queen Elizabeth Pays Last Visit to Ysaye Brussels, May 13.— UP)— Queen Eliz abeth of the Belgians Wednesday paid a last visit to Eugene Ysaye, Belgian violinist who died Tuesday, going to his bier, where she left a wreath. Intensely moved, the queen ex pressed to the violinist's sobbing wid ow her deep sympathy and sorrow. Ysaye's funeral will be held Fri day. Butler’s Assertion Denied by Governor Seattle, Wash., May 13.—(/Pi—Gov. Roland H. Hartley, informed MaJ. Gen. Smedley D. Butler said he had been asked to form a police depart ment for the state of Washington, commented Wednesday the general “must be dreaming.” General Butler said in Baltimore Tuesday night he had been asked to form a constabulary in Washington similar to the one he expects to or ganize in Oregon. Governor Hartley pointed out there was no law providing for a state con stabulary, the existing statute which created the state highway patrol con fining duties of that body to traffic regulation. Prohibition Speaker Not Bothered by Egg Minot, N. D., May 13.—(/P)—'While Ben H. Spence, dry speaker from To ronto, Ontario, pointed out weak nesses of government liquor control in Canada, praised the members of the Wickersham commission, and flayed Nicholas Murray Butler and the As sociation Against the Prohibition amendment, someone threw an egg into the Vincent Methodist church in Minot Tuesday night. The egg crunched against the inner vestibule door, and the contents of its shell were distributed upon the door and dripped down upon the floor. Only a few persons near the door heard the impact, which did not in terrupt the speaker. The Rev. Thomas W. Gales, super intendent of the Anti-Saloon League in North Dakota, who is sponsoring Spence's appearances in the state and the Rev. N. Everett Hanson, pas tor of the church, interpreted the egg incident as “a timid protest against the cause of prohibition,” in the I words of the Methodist pastor. Dragging Days and Restless Nights Lack of pep is frequently caused by clogged-up systems. Feen-a-mint is thorough, dependable yet gentle in action. Effective in smaller doses because you chew it. Modern, scientific, safe, non-habit-forming. S Iron eoNSTtMnoN THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE, WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 1931 LOWERING OF WAGE SCALE SCORED BY N.D. ASSOCIATION National Retail Firms Attacked by Retail Merchants Group Secretary Fargo, N. D., May 13.—(/P) —Charges that national organizations of retail firms have contributed to lower the living standard by a low wage scale are made in a letter sent oy the North Dakota Retail Merchants’ association to Andrew Mellon, secretary of the treasury. W. D. Powell, secretary of the state Retail Merchants organization, told Mr. Mellon it would not be possible for independent retail firms to main tain fair w r ages if the national organ izations pay a lower scale. The letter commented on Mr. Mellon’s recent speech in which the secretary of the treasury advocated an lmpro/cment in the standard of living. Mr. Powell's letter to Mr. Mellon reads: “The sentiments expressed in your address to the foreign bankers at tending the International Chamber of Commerce, wherein you empha sized the fact 'that standard of living must be preserved at all costs’ and further: ‘What we must strive for is to Improve the standard, both here and in other countries, as conditions warrant. In fact the ultimate solu tion of the world’s difficulties would seem to lie in the possibility of build ing up a higher standard.’ “The above statements, which I quote from press reports of your ad dress, prompts me to call attention to a situation, having developed during the last few years, which must shoul der its portion of the responsibility for the present strained conditions of the country. I refer to the methods, or system of particular retail organ izations, national in scope, which has persisted in holding down salaries of its employes, in many cases at least, below what it has been possible for a man to support a family decently, or for single persons to reasonably pro vide for themselves. “It may be stated as well, that the CAMEL CONTEST! 5 Prizes of st 9 ooo each A. B. FRANKLIN, ID, 52 Kirkland SL, Cambridge, Mass. JOHN R McCarthy, 721 Main SL, Willimantie, Conn. FREDERICK E. ROBINSON, Coronado Beach, Calif. VM. A. SCHRADER, Brent New Albany, bid. DR D. H. SOPER 523 E. Brown, lowa City, lowa. 5 Prizez of SSOO each F. CARTWRIGHT, Tmnsp’f n Bid*, Washington, D. < EDITH COCHRANE, Glenvale Ave* Darien, Conn. BARBARA LAWLESS, Ardmoce, Pa. JANE PARSONS, 325 E. 79th St, New York, N. Y. RICHARD W. VOGT, Green Bay Road, Waukegan, DL ' firms referred to have evolved a ‘ro tating’ system which provides for dis charge and replacement, or turnover of sales persons, in advance of the period where our North Dakota mini mum wage scale would become effec tive. “Information has come to my at tention that certain of these national retail organizations could not main tain their business profitably and pay their employes a wage commensurate with even a fair basis, or standard of living. “The question is, will it be possible for the Independent retail firms to maintain fair wages to their em ployes? The inequality along this line cannot continue indefinitely. The one must submit to an adjustment upward, or the other downward. “It is quite evident that the low wage scale heretofore, and at the present time being paid by these na tional organizations of retail firms, has contributed materially to a lower living standard in many thousands of homes. The danger, however, as it would appear, is the influence bound to radiate to various Industries out side of the retail field.” Large Advertising Expenditure Planned New York, May 13.— UP) —At least $2,000,000 will be spent for newspaper advertising by retail merchants in connection with national cotton week, June 1 to 6, George A. Sloan, presi dent of the Cotton-Textile Institute, Inc., announced Wednesday. Mr. Sloan based his estimate which he said was conservative, on a survey of department stores, chain stores, and mail order houses. U Alumni at Fargo Plan to Reorganize Fargo, N. D„ May 13.—(/P) —Active reorganization of the Fargo unit of the University of North Dakota Alumni and former Students’ associ ation is expected to be effected here Thursday night at a dinner which will be given in honor of President Thomas F. Kane of the university who comes here to address the Cen tral high school Parent-Teacher as sociation in addition to the former students. Herbert J. Nilles, Fargo attorney, one time university football star, will preside at the alumni meeting. Second Prize, SIO,OOO MRS. WALTER SWEET, Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y. Paid to Winners of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company lakes pleasure In announcing that the decisions of Judges CHARLES Dana GIBSON, ROY W. HOWARD and Ray Long in the $50,000 Camel Prize Contest have been reached and that prizes accordingly have been awarded as follows! First Prize, $25,000 JAMES THOMAS SHARKEY, 101 Train Street, Dorchester, Mass. JLt ML MLA J •iia.ij.i^t^c^.fta,^,^ BOSTON MILKMAN IS RIGHER AS RESULT OF LETTER Wins Big Award in Camel Con test to Outline Benefits of Cellophane Wrapper Winston-Salem, N. C„ May 13 James Thomas Sharkey, 32-year-old milkman of Boston, Mass., was $25,000 richer today because he submitted the best answer to why the new cello phane wrapper, used on Camel cigar ettes, is an advantage to smokeis. His letter was awarded first prize in a $50,000-contest sponsored oy the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco company, in which 952,228 letters were submitted following an eight-day newspaper ad vertising campaign during w’hich 1,713 dailies, 1,139 weeklies and 426 college and financial newspapers car ried notices of the contest. * Radio was used only to Invite listeners to read the details of the contest in the newspapers. ' Second prize of SIO,OOO went to Mrs. Walter Street of Brooklyn, N. Y., wife of a Marine captain and mother of three children, while a third prize of $5,000 was awarded to Julius M. Nolte of Duluth, Minn., a real estate dealer and former secretary of the Duluth Commercial club. In all 38 prizes were awarded, in cluding five of SI,OOO each, five of SSOO each and 25 of SIOO each. They were won by persons living from coast to coast and from the Canadian bor der to the Gulf states. Those who won the SI,OOO-prizes are: Albert B, Franklin, 3rd, 22-year-old graduate student at Harvard univer sity, Cambridge, Mass. John R. McCarthy, 38, blind tobacco store proprietor, Willimantic, Conn. Frederick E. Robinson. La tin-Amer ican mining engineer residing in Cor onada Beach, Calif. William A. Schrader, aerial photog rapher at Curtis-Wright Airport, Lousville, Ky., who lives in New Al bany, Ind. Dr. D. H. Soper, lowa City, lowa, an 25 Prize* et SIOO each MARIE ALBERTS, 6252 So. Spaulding Ate, Chicago W. B. BARKER, JR*, 420 N. Spruce, Winston-Salem, N EUGENE BARTON, 5625 La Lo* St, El Pno, Texas MRS. EDW. F. DALY, 1133 Lomiarille St, St lamia, Mo WM. G. ERBACHER, 308 N. Front St, Conway, Ark. LEROY FAIRMAN, 69 Dartmouth St, Forest Hills, N. Y. KATHRYN R. FRANCIS, 448 E. 22d St, Baltimore, Md. Mas. ALEXIS GODILLOT, 191 Vawriy PL, New York C W. GRANGE, 2316 Central St, Evanston, HL C. S. GRAYBHX, Paxtonvflle, Pa. JOHN L GRIFFIN, 1208 Jackson, Pueblo, Colorado DAVID C. wn,l-r Peyton and Arlington Rdfc, York, Pa. IN congratulating the winners in the great Camel contest we want at the same tiwiA to thunk most cordially the approxi mately million men and women who dis played their friendly interest by sending in an entry. We wish also to thank the millions of smokers throughout the country for the appreciation they are showing for our new Humidor Pack as is evidenced by the notable increase in the sale of Camel cigarettes. By rapnna of this dust-proof, germ• proof, instructor in dentistry at the Univer sity of lowa. In each case the prizewinners wrote of the cellophane wrappers benefits from the result of practical experi ence, Sharkey had been getting his cigar ettes wet while delivering milk and the cellophane wrapper kept them dry. Mrs. Sweet, during sojourns in out of-the-way places of the world with her husband, observed how tor fled or damp weather In varying climates parched or mildewed the “fags” and that cellophane would keep them in good condition. Nolte, a bird-lover, hunter and fisherman, saw how the new wrapper protected cigarettes under those con ditions. lan Keith and Ethel Clayton Parted Again San Francisco, May 13. — (IP) —lan Keith, actor, said here Wednesday he and his wife, Ethel Clayton, former screen actress, had parted, for the third time in their three years of mar ried life. “We have always gotten together again, though,” Keith said, “and I don’t see why this time should be any exception. I haven’t heard anything about any divorce proceedings.” In Los Angeles Miss Clayton was quoted assaying: “I think the boy is doing himself an injustice. We have been apart three months, but I don’t consider it a separation.” Grain Grows Slowly, Weather Bureau Says Small grains and pastures are growing slowly, according to the weekly North Dakota corn and wheat region summary issued here Wednes day by the U. S. weather bureau. The temperature averaged below normal, with a hard freeze at the be ginning of the week, according to the leport, which said that light to mod erate showers fell but more rain is needed in the west and central por tions. 20 HELD FOR TRIAL Ashland, Wis., May 13.— (/P) —Twen- ty alleged liquor law violators of Hur ley were ordered held for trial in fed eral court at Superior at preliminary hearings. Third Prize, $5,000 JULIUS M. NOLTE, Glen Avon, Duluth, Minn. ELIZABETH JARRARD, Porter laniim, Mich. J. W. KEATING, 523 Prospect Are., Oereland, Ohio J. H. KENNEDY, 2627 W. State Sl, Milwaukee, Wise. JOHN KILPELAINEN, Wert Paris, Maine DR. CLIFTON B. LEECH, 211 Angell St., Providence, ILL EDWARD MARTIN, 121 Liddell St., Buffalo, N.Y. MBS. U r_ tall J.ABn T 60Q Stockley Gardena, Norfolk, Va. EUGENE BARTINI, 745 Chapel Sl, Ottawa, DL GREGORY LUCE STONE, 755 Texas St., Mobile, Ala, DR. C I* THOMAS, Mount Airy, N. G IJ?.F. R. WOMACK, 448 Tenney Amherst, Ohio J. ARTHUR WOOD, 21 Burke Sl, Meehanicrille, N. Y* EMERY HERBERT YOUNG, Painted Post, N.Y. moisture-proof Cellophane wrapping the rich aroma and full flavor of choice Turkish and mellow Domestic tobaccos have been air-sealed in Camels for your enjoyment. If yon have not tried Camels in the Humidor Pack all we ask is that you switch over to thl« brand for one day. After you have learned how mnch milder, how much cooler, how much more enjoy able it is to smoke a perfectly conditioned fresh cigarette, go back to the harsh hotness of stale cigarettes if you can. 11 EXPORT NATIONS TO BE REPRESENTED McKelvie, Olsen, Taylor and Co* Will Represent U. S. at Wheat Meeting London, May 13. — (fP) —Representa- tives of 11 wheat exporting nations will gather for the opening session Monday of the world grain confer ence, seeking a Mosaic sign to lead the world from the wilderness of flooded wheat markets. The fact that only exporting coun tries will participate already has arawn the fire of the Laborite Herald which describes the conference as an effort to “increase the price of the laboring man’s bread.” The American delegates are head ed by Samuel McKelvie, former gov ernor of Nebraska and a member of the federal farm board, who will ar rive Friday aboard the liner Levia than. Accompanying him are Nils Olsen, chief of the bureau of agricul tural economics, and Dr. Alonzo Tay lor, of Leland Stanford university, who will act as technical adviser. Ray Cox, first secretary of the American embassy, will be secretary of the del egation. Other countries represented will be Canada, Argentina, Australia, Hun gary, India. Poland, Rumania, Rus sia, Jugoslavia and Bulgaria. MARY PICKFORD SAILS New York, May 13.—(A*)— Mary Plckford sailed on the Bremen early Wednesday to join her husband, Douglas Fairbanks, now in England. She said they would make a tour through Holland, Switzerland and Italy. 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