The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on April 29, 1976 · Page 12
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The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota · Page 12

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Thursday, April 29, 1976
Page 12
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What's new that's old At the Otter Tail County Historical Society Museum M) MARUN KOHL-MEYER After homesteading, the early pioneer's next endeavor was to clear the land, build some sort of dwelling, and begin farming. At first a small area was cleared so food for the family and livestock could be grown. Removing tree stumps and rocks was backbreaking work and took years to accomplish. Oxen, used to pull carts for the journey here, were well- suited for the heavy work. Strong and sure-footed, they plodded steadily but slowly. Their mouth was too small for a bit, so "Gee" and "Haw" directed them right and teft. It took four yoke of oxen six days to break three acres of sod. In 1870 there were 43,176 work oxen in Minnesota, but alter 1890 few remained as they were being replaced by horses that were faster. Many of the new implements as the mower and reaper, purchased as the farmer progressed, would not work well at the stow speed of the oxen. scan , airei Listen to real-life drama. civs c< re c*3-o V -» x '$• 'n v C-TC' •«: ** y. '169 Plus Crystals WARREN'S TV 119 East Lincoln Fergus Falls Aiu-i lain! vtuscleared, it was plowed to prepare it for seeding. Pulled by oxen or horses, early plows were mostly of wood, or wood and iron. Later two-boltom gang plows, walXing or riding, did the job faster. Topsoil was harrowed to further break it up for planting. Earliest harrows were made using forked tree branches or hand-hewn beams with pegs driven in. Later ones had iron pegs, spring teeth or discs. Planting and seeding were laboriously done by hand at first. Potatoes were cut into pieces with several "eyes" in each and planted. Corn was usually planted in new ground as it does, not require as fine a seedbed as smaller grains. Two-handled stab planters, similar to the potato planter that had been developed, made a hole and dropped in a few kernels of corn. Later horse- drawn corn planters speeded up the slow process. Small grains as oats and wheat were broadcast by hand at first, resulting in uneven fields. A hand-cranked broadcast seeder overcame this, and after 1900, horse-drawn grain drills made possible large grain fields. An explanation of early horse-drawn farm machinery' of the 1890s preparing the soil and planting will be given at the Otter Tail County Historical Museum on Saturday and Sunday, May 1 and 2. An added attraction on Friday, April 30, will be Carolyn BoVgen, well- known rosemaler formerly of Fargo, to demonstrate the Norwegian folk art. Crop projections questioned VFW EDUCATION DAY - Virginia Presuia, cMhairmai oi VFW BktittMiil otenvucet, prestBls Americanism and Has literature to Larry Hitter, Junior Hlgk Hbrwian, as part ol Education Day activities. Material was presented to all schools ID the city, the ehfktrei's home, and the public library'. (Journal photo by Harley Oyloe) Cash reward offered Secretaries asked to find some corporate criminality ClULICKSON PflUEl HEIEFB1D SPRIHG BULL SUE THURSDAY, MAY 6 at the farm, 7-miles east, one mile wrth 'of Aberdeen, S.D. Sale starts at 1:W p-rn- Selling. (3 big tugged buUs utose calves wffl top any market All performance tested with data in catalogue. These are sired by bulls weighing up to 2510 Ibs. This is the home of 1975 National Grand Champion that weighed 2300 Ibs at Z years of age. AD offering featuring bulls with frame, heavy bone, size, length, growing power and dehorning ability. Send for or call collect for catalogue. CHESTER GULLICKSON Batb,S.D. Phone (t05) 225-5809 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of secretaries working for major corporations in Minnesota have been offered a $25,000 reward for reporting illegal activities by their employers. The Peoples Bicentennial Commission said Wednesday the reward would be paid to secretaries who report corporate criminality that leads to imprisonment of a chief executive officer of their firm for illegal activities within the company. Jeremy Rifkin, Washington, founder and co-director of the commission announced the reward, at a Minneapolis news conference. Rifkin was in Minneapolis to officially launch the Minnesota segment of Campaign Corporate Exposure. The commission, which describes itself as an alternative organization, mailed personal letters to hundreds of Min-. nesota secretaries to announce the cash award. / T • Letters also were mailed to wives of Minnesota's major businessmen asking them to discuss and debate business ethics and illegal activities within corporations with their husbands. Among the illegal activities cited were kickbacks, bribes, payoffs and influence peddling. The Minnesota kickoff was part of a nationwide campaign by the commission against corporate crime. "In my travels throughout the country, 1 have found that many people are nauseated and fed up with this type of rampant violation in the corporate board Put a microwave oven in your kitchen and help mom out. Litton 418 LITTON COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS A Litton representative will be in our store SATURDAY, MAY 1 n a.m. to 3 p.m. Special low Kordel prices on all microwave ovens, Saturday, May 1. Just in time for Mother's Day! Come on out to the most complete microwave center in our area— Highway 210 West Fergus Falls Ph. 739-2248 Open 9a.m. to 5:30p.m., Thurs. until 9:00 p.m. HOME FURNISHINGS CENTER prde/ By DON KENDALL AP Farm Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - A mild dispute has developed behind UK scenes at the Agriculture Department over new projections showing that farmers could raise huge grain crops this year, boosting U.S. reserves to their highest level since 1972. Assistant Secretary of Agri- Ftffis fills (Mi.) Jiinal Thurs., April 29, 1976 Viet bonus money still is unwanted ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) About 5,000 Minnesota veterans eligible for the Vietnam bonus authorized by the 1973 legislature have not applied for it, the state veterans affairs commissioner said Wednesday. Commissioner Russell Green said most of those who have not applied probably are still on active duty or now live in another state and don't realize 'they are eligible for the Minnesota bonus. The 1976 legislature extended the deadline for bonus applications to Dec. 31 of this year. Under the bonus law, persons who were in military service during the Vietnam era are eligible for payment up to (300. Payments up to WOO were authorized for those who served in Vietnam. To date, the state has paid $62 million to 14.7,000 veterans and rooms " Rifkin said "You wouldn't be much of a "For too long corporate offi- ty d employe if you did it," cers have been allowed to exert said Laura Johnson, secretary power without being held ac- 1° Ralph Hofstad, president of million to H7,«» veterans countable," he added. "It's l ^ m ^ 0'Lakes, Inc. "I don't beneficiaries, Green said, time for those businessmen to ! ™ v ' anything like IhaL But it Servicemen who were resi- be held up to the same public saie wou| d I* a S 0011 wa y to tlents o{ Min" 65 ^ '« at least scrutiny as is demanded of poli- retire." six months prior to active duty ticians or any other public fig- Phy llis IJ °>' d , secretay to General Mills board chairman Jim McFarland, said she hadn't seen the letter, but added: "I'd have a tendency to ignore it and toss it. "I don't like their tactics at all. I don't think it's good." And Lois Pearson, secretary culture Richard E. Bell, who oversees international affairs and domestic farm programs, told a group of farm editors Monday that he thought the crop projections by USDA were out of line. "I think that they tended to border on the high side in terms of production potential in 1976," Bdl told a meeting of the Newspaper Farm Editors of America. He said the report involved "too much mathematical formulation and perhaps not as much judgment as I would have put on it if I was doing it." The report, issued last Friday, was approved by the department's Outlook and Situation Board of the Economic Research Service, an agency overseen by Don Paarlberg, USDA director of economics. Asked to comment about Bell's remarks, Paarlberg would say only that "1 don't believe top officials shook) second guess the department's professionals." The report included the department's first "projection" for 1976 output of wheat and com. It also warned that the figures were "highly tentative" and that there are "no reliable techniques" for accurate predictions for 1976 harvests at this time. The projections basically are formulated according to assumptions that farmers will have normal weather during the growing season and that yields will follow recent trends. Thus, give or take 75 million bushels, the report said this year's wheat crop could be 2 billion bushels, second only to last year's record of 2.1 billion. The corn crop, plus or minus 350 million bushels, was projected at nearly 6.4 billion, up from last year's record of about 5.6'billton. Bell said he personally had been talking in terms of a 1975 wheat crop in the range of l.J billion to 1.9 billion, which still would be the second largest He also questioned the report's projected 197S corn yield of 89 bushels per acre, give or take five bushels, compared with 86.2 for the 1975 harvest. "I have to admit, though, that the winter wheat crop prospects are much belter than a lot of people have thought," Bell said. The report's projections for exports this season, meaning grain primarily from the 1975 harvests, appeared reasonable, Bell said. Wheat exports were put at 1.2 billion bushels for 1975-76, down from an earlier forecast of about 1.3 billion. "In fact, I have my fingers crossed that we will make that," Bell said. If wheat exports do total 1.2 billion bushels by July 1, he said, that will be due largely to a current push in Food for Peace shipments. As he has in recent months, Bell said be still thinks the Soviet Union will buy some more U.S. grain before next fall, including lJ75-crop com and possibly some wheat from this year's harvest. But he offered no new estimates or guess as to when Russia might buy more. ures." However, several secretaries to Minnesota's top corporate executives said they want no part of Rifkin's reward plan. None of the several secretaries contacted Wednesday had received th'e letters, but they had I leard of the offer and scoffed at to Edson W. Spencer, president the idea of turning their bosses of Honeywell, Inc., said, "I re- senHl very much." are eligible, For those serving in Vietnam or the immediate area, the eligibility dates are July 1,1958, to July 27,1973. For domestic service or non-Vietnam overseas service, the dates are Aug. 5, 1964, to Jan. 27, 1973. Applications can be obtained from the Vietnam Bonus Division, Veterans Service Bulding, St. Paul MM 55155. For "FREE" ESTIMATES Call or See Your LOCAL "HOME FOAMER" Phone 734-4743 EDDIE'S INSULATING SERVICE Rt. 2— Fergus Falls, Minn. Starting at 10:00 LM., Saturday, Hay 3'/2 miles south on U.S. Highway 81 and IV: mile west of Wahieton, N.D. Roads will be marked. Due to the fact that we are retiring and have quit farming, we offer the following for Public Auction, FARM MACHINERY IHC 101 S.P. 12 ft. combine, straw chopper, sunflower att., straight att., power steering 1955 Minneapolis Moline U, wide front, with 4 row hyd. cultivator 1947 U Moline, wide front 1937 Allis Chalmers, WC 1934 Allis Chalmers, WC on rubber, also steel wheels to fit WC Owatonna 14 ft. S.P. Swather Minneapolis Moline 12 ft. Swather [pull type) IHC press drill, 1411. with grass and fert. att. Massey Harris high wheel drill, 12 ft. Oliver 4 or 5 bottom plow, 14 inch throw away lays and ground lift. Allis Chalmers 2 bottom 16 inch plow on steel Graham Hoeme 9 ft. IHC 12 ft. field cultivator, ground lift Allis Chalmers 11 ft. tandem wheel disk !•! ft. single disk Allis Chalmers 10 ft. single disk 2 Kovar 5 section drags Fargo field sprayer, 34 ft. boom, engine driven Corn sheller, PTO 35 ft., 6 inch grain auger with transport and engine 20 ft., 6 inch grain auger with transport 21 ft., 12 ft., andTft. 41nch grain augers FOR PARTS OR REPAIR 1926 IHC 10-20 on steel 1929 Case L on steel Old Whippet motor and front end Minneapolis Moline G-4 combine with engine John Deere stationary engine One horse garden cultivator FARM TRUCKS 1957 IHC 2 ton truck, 14ft. box and hoist 1946 Chev. IV? ton truck, 12 ft. box MISCELLANEOUS Clipper grain cleaner Gravity grain tester Emerson dockage tester Grain aerator Sears 1750 wall, 110V, power plant Big Mow riding lawn mower 14x8 truck tarp 12x8 truck tarp Drill tarps Electric motors up fo 2 h.p. 50 ft., endless drive belt Steel fence posts Emasculator Post drill 4 frame honey extractor Meat grinders One gallon lard press Cement mixer COOP 2v 00 bushel sleel grain bin ANTIQUES AND FURNITURE Old dresser with mirror Many old chairs Edison standard phonograph Model D Edison recorder 43 roll records and cabinet 2 coffee grinders Glass coffee grinder Ofd wall hanging reflector lamps Many old glass lamps 2 old brass lamps Cartwright wash pitcher and basin Glass butter churn Old oak corner shelf CHd wall nanging magazine rack Old trunks Old clock case Curling irons Glass tea pot Planters peanut jars Old cigarette case 3 copper boilers Many crocks, all sizes Many beautiful picture frames Dated tobecco jars Berdi 12 bass accordian Old C melody Sax Antique cement mixer Old Maytag washer, square tub G.E. Refrigerator 4 drawer chest Sears 60,000 BTU gas heater Fruit jars (old and new) Old sewing cabinet Desk table (over 100 yrs. old) Kraut cutter Wooden jewelry box Airline radio Radio stand Mirror wall shelf Real old book end writing desk Cast iron Kettle CHd brass floor lamp Tobacco tins CHd silverware Old wash board Old Richland County Atlas Buckeye Akron cast seat Old books Melatte cream separator Rug loom 01 d rocker Wooden ice box Crock chick waterers Much depression glassware Milk glass Carnival glass Kerosene lanterns Old kitchen flour bins Old kitchen wood cupboard Comb, wood and elec. stove Monarch gas cook stove Metal wardrobe Philco washer Many More Numerous Items TERMS: Cash, Dayof Sale, or unless otherwise arranged. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS ADOLPH'" MONICA SHEBECK MIKE STERN: Auctioneer, Lie. No. MO Phone 5U.439.4S3) OWNERS LUNCH WILL BE SERVED 1st NATIONAL BANK, Wthpeton Clerk

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