The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on April 24, 1976 · Page 1
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Saturday, April 24, 1976
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Rural wafer system plans gain popularity The POWER of FAITH ByWOODllSHMAEL By TERRY W06TER Associated Preu Writer EGAN, S.D. (AP) - like rural electric systems that brought instant light and power to isolated farms a generation ago, rural water systems carry in their plastic pipes the promise of plentiful, quality water. As they did with rural electricity, farmers are banding together in increasing numbers to build the rural water systems that can take uncertainty out of water supplies, encourage livestock production and promote a shift from city to rural living. "I'm paying about £3 a month for my water, and I think that's almost a giveaway, when I compare the cost to the advantages it has given my farm operation and home life," said Marv Lebrun, who runs a 500-hog spread south of Egan. The Big Sioui Water System brought its taps to Lebrun's farm in November, ending years of depending on a well that wouldn't produce enough water for his stock and of hauling drinking water from Egan at a cost of $.50 for a 1,500 gallon tankload that lasted two or three weeks. "When I took this place, I wanted to go into cattle, but the well didn't produce enough water, so I started in hogs," Lebrun said. "Then I found that a high concentration of sulfate in the well water caused my young pigs not to gain weight for about two weeks after they were weaned. I was just wasting feed oh them for that time. I haven't had that problem since the system came. "It ended our worries that we'd get caught in a bad winter storm and run out of drinking water, too," he said. "We always watched how much water we used, because of the hassle of hailing another load. 1 use about 1,000 gallons a day for the whole farm now, and at $53 a month, that's almost free. "If I decide how to branch out into cattle, my decision will be a management one, not a forced one because of water problems." Lebrun's Big Sioux System, built with the help of a farmers Home Administration (FMHA) loan, plans to serve about 800 people through 400 miles of pipeline from a central well near Egan. The State Department of Natural Resources lists 25 rural water systems in some stage of development. FMHA officials say South Dakota is well behind many states in development. The federal agency said it made loans to more than 1,300 systems in the nation during calendar year 1975. The concept is booming from South Carolina to Texas to Illinois and Kansas. The federally-funded Commission on Rural Water told a congressional committee recently that rural water systems average charges vary from $10 in Mississippi, $2'- in Kansas and f 14 in Illinois. One system in Minnesota charges 134 a month, while one in Virginia has a rate of about $9, but the hookup fee is 11,200. "Rural water Is the best thing that has happened to fanning since the REA's," said William Dempsey-of White, S.D. "I don't think you would see nearly as many vacant farms as you do if we'd had rural water 10 or 15 years ago." Dempsey plans a fall hookup to the Brookings-Deuel system. "I suppose rural water hasn't got the impact that REA's did for most people. When we got REA, we'd been using nothing but kerosene lamps, and that was an unbelievable change," he said. "Most people have had some kind of water, so the shift to a rural system is more like going from a wind-charged battery to REA." For Dempsey the system holds the promise of an end to the continuing battle he has fought with rusting pumps and pipes caused by extremely hard, mineral-laden water in his well. Dempsey said. "We won't see a pile of money on the table because of rural water, but we'll feel its effect." The system will mean enough water pressure so the Hempsey's csttle can drink from the well at the same time that his wife does a load of wash, he said, noting the pressure of his current well doesn't permit such conveniences. Rural water systems developed first in the southern and eastern states, where farms were close together and costs per farm relatively small. "South Carolina, Texas and Kansas have very advanced systems, and with their population densities, water rates are not much different from those charged in cities," Robert Swartout oftheFmHA'sHuron, S.D. office, said. Whatever the stage of development, most systems started like Dempsey's Brookings- Deuel plan-with a meeting of neighbors tired of fighting bad wells, uncertain supplies and hauling costs. "We were at a meeting of our HEA, and the fellow asked if "We're always replacing the anyone was interested in a ru- seems like," he said, ral water system," Dempsey "We were lucky this last J time, our water heater lasted seven years. Of course, we were buying 85 pounds of salt a week for our softener to get the mineral out "It's that kind of hidden ei- pense that I hope to see end," recalled. "Three or four of us raised our hands. My neighbor and I waited after the meeting and talked to the fellow. Then we got seven or eight of us together and decided to give it a try." Food for Thought"i™ Living young but dying old By JEAN MAYER Professor of Nutritio a. Harvard University THE BIBLE No. 235. The Daughters of Zion IsataS continued to point out to the people-of Judarvand Jerusalem that their ungodly ways would invite the wrolh of the Lord. After ctwitiimg the men for their boastful sinning, he turns to castigate!he women, "...Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, a/id walk with stretched forth necki, and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go and making a tinkling with Ihelr feet: Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion and Ihe Lord will discover their lecret ports" (Isaiah 3:16-17) "And It shall come to pass, thai instead of sweet s there shall be a stink; and Instead of q girdle, a rent; and instead of well set hair, baldness; and instead of a stomacher, a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty. Thy men shall fall by the swoid, and thy mighty in Ihe war. And her gates shall lament and mourn: and she, being desolate, shall sit upon the ground.""(isaioh 3:24-26) ——— AP Ncwsfealures Rainfall welcome Today history in By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, April 24, the 115th day of 1976. There are 251 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1704, the first American newspaper printed on a regular basis, the "Boston News Letter," was published for the first time. On this date: In 1743, the Englishman who invented the power loom, Edmund Cartwright, was born. In 1800, the U.S. Congress appropriated $5,000 to create the Library of Congress. In 1877, Northern rule in the South ended as Federal troops were ordered removed from New Orleans. In 1898, Spain declared war on the United States after receiving an American ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba. In 1916, the Easter Rebellion broke out in Dublin, Ireland. In 1970, Communist China launched its first earth sate^ lite. Ten years ago: The government of South Vietnam announced it would name a 100- member committee to prepare for national elections, but antigovernment ' demonstrations continued. five years ago: An estimated 200,000 protestors against the Vietnam War took part in a peaceful demonstration in Washington, D.C. One year ago: Thousands of Vietnamese refugees were being airlifted to the American island of Guam as Communists moved rapidly in their takover of South Vietnam. Today's birthday: Barbra Streisand is 34 years old. Thought for today: The most important service rendered by the press is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust — Samuel Butler, English satirist, 18351902. Hippocrates defined good medical practice as helping "our patients die young, as old as possible." But despite modern medicine, only a very small number of people achieve this. Indeed, we still do not know what people are really supposed to die of, or at what age. However, it is becoming increasingly dear that many of the diseases usually associated with aging — such as heart disease, strokes, cancer, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, kidney disease and the like — can be prevented, if not cured. Assuming we do learn how to fend off these illnesses, what then? If we take the proper preventive measures, could you live well beyond what now seems to be your allotted life span? More research is needed before we can really answer that question, but it does seem that more of us should at least reach the 100-year mark. One problem is studying the very elderly is that there are so few of them in our country: The U.S. has only about three centenarians per 100,000 people. And each seems to have a different formula for longevity. Some drink; others never drank. Some smoke; others don't. "Stay active"; "take it easy"; "I eat whatever Hike"; "don't eat anything but fruit and barley water, and not too much of these," they say. Apparently, it's all a matter of individual lifestyle. But there are at least three small areas of the world that have a much higher proportion cf the population who live to be lOO.andmanyarehealthierand more active than most younger people in the U.S. One such group lives in the little Ecuadorean town of Vikabamba, at the foothills of the Andes. In 1970, nine of its 819 citizens were over 100, with the oldest about 110. Statistically, that's 1,100 centenarians (or every 100,000 people. A second spot. Hunzaland, that remote valley high in the and very little meal, and others eat a wide variety of foods. The diets of Hunza and Vikabamba are low in calories, protein and fat, at least by U.S. standards. And almost all protein and fats are derived from vegetable rather than animal sources. Their diet is also higher in carbohydrate (from grains, fruits and vegetables) than are the diets of elderly Americans. People in the Caucasus, on the other hand, eat Varying • amounts of meat mixed with a diet of vegetables, fruits, grains, milk and cheese. The calories and protein content and about the same as those of Americans, but the fat intake is low by U.S. standards, although considerably higher than in Hunzaland or Vilcabamba. Most of their protein comes from milk and low-fat cheeses, and some comes from meat. Breads are their chief sources of carbohydrates. Amazingly, there are even a few obese centenarians. All the diets contain little or nosugar.andnoneofthe highly salted preserved foods popular in the United States. In all three cultures, the people are physically active. They are primarily fanners who labor by hand and walk instead of ride. There is no forced retirement; many hold regular jobs until they are 100 or older; their work is necessary, their advice is solicited, their wisdom respected. Even these long-living people, however, do not live beyond 140 or so. At that age, one apparently dies of old age. Some scientists feel that after the age of 110, the accumulated environmental insults (cosmic rays, sunlight, etc.) have irretrievably damaged the body's "self-reproducing" material. Others believe that we are programmed to "self- destruct" at that age. Who knows? Some day, one of us may live long enough to End out! By The Associated Press Recent rainfall will help alleviate the danger of wind erosion in southwestern Minnesota, agricultural officials say. However, the officials add that another three or four inches of rain would be welcome before the hot summer weather begins. "We certainly are in no dire straits at this point," said Dr. Wally Nelson, superintendnet of the University of Minnesota's MINNEAPOLIS GRAIN MARKET (April23) " MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Wheat receipts Friday 136, year ago 188; Spring wheat cash trading basis unchanged down 3-5; prices down Tk cents. No. 1 dark northern 11-17 protein 3.48-4.78. Test weight premiums: one cent each pound 58 to 61 Ibs; one cent discount each Vi Ib under 58 Ibs. Protein prices; 11 per cent 3.48; 12, 3.69; 13, 3.78-3.79; 14, 4.134.15; 15, 4.37-4.40; 16,4.634.68; 17,4.734.78. No. 1 hard Montana winter 3.234.39. Minn-S.D. No. I hard winter 3.174.39. No. 1 hard amber durum, 4.254.50; discounts, amber 10 cents; durum 20 cents. Com No. 2 yellow 2.59-2.60. Oats No. 2 extra heavy white 1.56-1.71. Barley, cars 66, year ago 95; Laiker 141-3.35; Blue Malting 2.41-3.15; Beacon 2.41-3.20; Feed 1.80-2.40. Rye No. 1 and 2 2.65-2.85. Flax No. 1 truck 6.35; rail 6.40. Soybeans No. 1 yellow 4.61Vi. NEW YORK POULTRY MARKET (April23) NEW YORK (AP) -<USDA)—Dressed poultry. North Atlantic carlot and trucklot turkey markets, U.S. grade A, ready-to-cook, frozen, frozen, f.o.b. or equivalent: Offerings on hens for mid-May Southwest Experiment Station at Lamberton. "In fact, if we get some decent ranfall we'll be in good shape because the soil is worked so fine. Nelson said a soil moisture sample taken before Firday's rain snowed topsoil moisture drier than at the end of March. Meanwhile, Paul Sandager, agricultural extension agent for Cottonwood County at Windom, said the rain was' 'pretty much just a stopgap measure. As of April 1, we were running one and one half to two inches short of groundwater supplies and needed two or three inches to catch up by the end of April. We haven't got it." Even though the warm dry weather has caused potential wind erosion problems, it has enabled many farmers to get an early jump on field work. Ray Newell, extension agent for Lyon County at Marshall, said planting is about four weeks ahead of last year and two weeks ahead of the normal schedule in his area. But he also added that more rain is needed to replenish the subsoil moisture. THE WEATHER April Weather 1975-76 -HH- -1H*- MJI MJ* Pep April Mi* M* Pep 23-1 01 62 35 0 26 2 0 2 67 33 0 30 0 0 3 52 29 .02 1 37 11 0 4 57 34 0 35 25 05 61 33 0 39 30 0 6 66 39 0 41 30 07 65 32 0 37 27 .11 i 63 38 0 i 38 29 .25 9 58 45 .16 46 28 0 10 72 29 0 44 27 0 11 66 33 0 45 29 0 12 68 44 0 44 30 .03 13 87 53 .01 | 46 36 .02 14 74 42 0 43 36 .11 IS 85 54 .Hi 48 37 .05 IS 78 54 .05 47 40 .32 17 67 38 0 4 47 35 .02 16 46 29 .03 35 30 .09 19 68 43 .26 48 29 0 20 60 38 T i 51 30 .02 21 56 40 T 54 39 .01 22 59 42 .06 i» 53 41 .07 23 56 39 .15 Chariest Adams ) Volunteer Observer Orwell Dam [ NORTHWEST * FORECAST Minnesota: Rain or drizzle with a slight chance of a few thundershowers south and occasional light rain or drizzle north today. Cloudy and cooler tonight with occasional light rain or drizzle east portion. Decreasing cloudiness Sunday. Highs today and Sunday mid 40s to mid 50s. Lows tonight 28 to 35 north and 35 to 44 south. North Dakota: Generally cloudy today with clearing w est this afternoon. Rain central portion ending by this afternoon and rain east portion ending tonight. Scattered showers west today. Partly cloudy Sunday. Slightly warmer. Highs today and Sunday 50s. Lows tonight JOs. South Dakota: Mostly cloudy with occasional light rain except partly cloudy with chance of a few scattered showers extreme southwest today. Highs upper 40s to mid 50s. Partly on cloudy west, becoming partly we cloudy wih light rain ending ex- s'U treme east tonight. Cooler east. Ihe Lows mid and upper 30s. Mostly sunny and warmer Sunday ire with highs in the 60s. ,e WEATHER RANGE h. High I AW Pr er, FergusFalls "56" 39 . for Alei'dia 54 40 .0! m, Bemidii 52 40 ch n.1,.11. At VJ T Milk (Mincers ^W Falls (Mn.) Jourul will meet here SM^WS ] .. i*-ii n_ J Minnesota MilK rroaucers SfflfcY 1 ^ a-sawa* 5SSS£ ^rTrelat— nS rS, £e (Me, TaH nouriaf motivation. Hehas worked with KS£Mtt m", farmer cooperative and Wilkin counties. associations. The meeting will feature a Minnesota native who has gained national prominence, J.N. (Chris) Christiansen. He has practiced law, worked in sales development and management, and banking as Extended Forecast Minnesota: Cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday. Warmer Monday and Tuesday, cooler Wednesday. High Monday and Tuesday 5862 north, 62-67 south. High Wednesday 50-56. Low Monday and Wednesday 30s, Tuesday 3540 north and 40-S5 south. North Dakota: Chance of showers west Monday, over state Tuesday and east Wednesday. Cooling. High in 60s Monday, dropping to 50s by Wednesday. Low in 30s. South Dakota: Chance of showers and thunderstorms west Monday, over stale Monday night and Tuesday and east Wednesday. Colder west Tuesday and east Wednesday. High in 60s Monday and east Tuesday, lowering to low 50s west Tuesday and over state Wednesday. Low in upper 30s to low 40s Sunday and Monday nights, low 30s Tuesday night. TUESDAY SPECIAL! DELICIOUS Cheeseburgers EACH 33* QUIK STOP 419 WEST LINCOLN «... a o pVfc « . D . 4 M ff^ Third Annual PANCAKE AND • : SAUSAGE FEED \ I tliziheth Fire Hall . Sunday, April 25 ! 9a.m.to2p.m, ' Adults S1.50 ! Children*- 12 Sl.00 J * Sand under Free ! Family rate S6.00 ; * Sponsored by Ladies' p Auxiliary Elizabeth I Fire Department |eao«vpgo«>... ...«.- •yrteirxy^czx*: : W\ \ f ,BB^*HONE¥ SAWING! ill '\JV SPECIAL! j; • •(^^^.^^••^^^•••^^^^^^^M^H^I * ^ESs^Sii^^^t^^f^^f^^^^^f^^^^^^l iKODAGOLOR DEVELOPED ! • NEW-Borderless PRINTS! : •ON KODAK PROFESSIONAL MATTE FINISH PAPER; .12 EXPOSURE ROLLS PROCESSED-Reg. Price 1.98. :SAVE50cwiththi s AD only $ t«: '•(20 EXPOSURE ROLL with this AD S2«»J; '» UMK n UKXU.E SllDlS PIOCISUD 11 )t 1 « *HT ILACI I »«IH «OU MOCIiSIO Mi 1 1 THIS AD MUST ACCOMPANY OtOll FOI S'tCIAl OfFEI. < '• NO LIMIT ON NUMBII Of 10LLS. USi ANY ENVfLOM. RUSK TO. • [BBl^^^Hl^H LA CROSSE FILM SERVICE nVpjPlllr^.^Kiwi.1 DEPT. ill LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN 54M1 A re&stiaticn slat&ir.ent tsiaii^g to fhe<e secunt-ts has been l,!ed w.'th fre SecL-r^es ami Etct-.anse Commission tut has net yei become elective. Tt.ese seci-r-'.'.es may ml be sold nor may offers to bj/ be accepted prior to the tme the teg'stiat.or. siaieweni teccm°s effective. Jh,$ advertisement shaft rot constitute an cf!er to seit or the sdiciiancn of a.n c'.'e/ ro buy nor sha'l were be sn f sate c.' fftese secunt-es in sr.y Sia'.s ..-? tt-.-th SL-C/J offer. k n or sale ncdd be u Proposed New Issue . i!a*!i,t pttcr to lesstiadon or Q c' a.iy sucrt Sfa'e. . o.idcr the secur.t-es 250,000 Common Shares (Si Pit va:,e: Otter Tail POWER COMPANY The Company is an cp-eraiing pub'.ic, incorporated under Ihe lai.vs of the Sta!& of Minnesota, primarily engaged in the p:oduc!:cr\ transmission, disuibul.on ar.d sa'e o' e!eclric energy in wes'ein Mir.nes^a. eastern Ncnh Dako!a and north eastern So-jih Da'tola The shares Mill be ottered '.or the accour.! of Ihe Company. A copy of Ifte Preliminary Prospectus may be obtained ty msiliag the coupon below (o; DORN & CO., INC. ll> South Mill Fergus Falls,Minnesota 54537 Phone (21B)7J4.«W1 Please sand me a free copy ol she P;e!:rjna^ Prcspecii.3 or o::er Tail Po.ver Company. (Lose weight - and keep it Himalayas glorified by James off - with "10 Ways to Take Off delivery are fully adequate to Hilton in "Lost Horizon," also Pounds." For this handy pocket ample, has a high proportion of the guide, send 50 cents and a very old, although precise stamped, self-addressed, long figures are not available. envelope for each copy ordered, to "10 Ways," care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 259, Norwood, N.J. 07645. Make checks payable to Newspaperbooks.) And the region boasting the best documented number of long-living people is in south- central Russia, in the republic of Georgia. There, there are 39 centenarians per 100,000, while in neighboring Azerbaijan area, there are C4 per 100,000. What is the secret? Well, it certainly cannot be because of easy living, or hygienic conditions. Hunzaland, in particular, has a dismal public health record, with high infant mortality and a high degree of anemia, goiter, tuberculosis, bronchial asthma and pneumonia. Moreover, everyone seems to have intestinal worms of one type or another. What about diet then? Again, there doesn't seem to be any uniform standard. Some drink a great deal of wine or vodka; others drink only sparingly on festive occasions. Some subsist mostly on vegetables, fruits adequate and buying interest fair. Offerings on 22-26 IDS toms barely adequate for a slightly improved demand. Bulk breast sold at 1.24. Sales reported: hens 8-16 Ibs <7; young loms 53, 24-26 Ibs 55, 26-28 Ibs 57 cents. BELTONE Hearing Aid Counselor TO HOLD FREE HEARING AID CONSULTATION River Inn Hotel, Fergus Falls, Minn. Tuesday, April 27—11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cords, Batteri« and Repairs on all Hearing Aids IF HEARING IS YOUR PROBLEM BELTONE IS YOUR ANSWER BELTQK HEARING AID SERVICE 300 Main-Suit* D, F»rao, N.D.- Ptl.«7-«77 VERNON C. MJELDE, Distributor C«rtifi«d HMriBg Aid Audiokqist Wefesday, April 28 FISHERMAN'S STAG Serving Alvin Miller's and Tom Troupe's specialties. ProgrM - 9 p.i- ti Liii? Txkli VALUABLE COUNTRY EGG BREAKFAST SPECIAL Coupon good Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Aprils.27-28-W from 6 a.m. to I la.m. on all four days One country-fresh egg, two strips of bacon, hash browns, toast, butter. Jelly and even includes the coffee. REGULARS1.45VALUE (Limit One Breakfastwith Coupon) lust a Country Mile West of Fergus Falls on Highway 21Q COI/HT3Y ITCHEN

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