The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on June 8, 1976 · Page 6
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The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota · Page 6

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Tuesday, June 8, 1976
Page 6
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M of material wealth, yes, this nation has come a long way in 200 .?««, torn M-MfonS wealth of about H billion in 1775 to $S.7DO billion in 1975 This tremendous sum, says Prof. John Kendrick, is easier to grasp-intellectually, (hat is chilo; or $106,000 for a typical family of four. Measured by (he same dollar -for comparison purposes, the 1958 dol'ar was used to measure the wealth of both 1775 and 1S7S - per capita wealth 200 years ago was only »1,550.' Kendrick, professor of economics at George Washington University, notes in'an article tor the Morgan Guaranty Sur- grew 90 times, per capita income still rnanaged a 17-fold increase. If these figures provide you with a sense of progress in a world you thought was merely an economic tf eadmill, there is even better news coming. Contrary to a popular notion, the personal sector of economic society is enlarging its per- of both in 200 years: 17-fold increase Trueker ' Your Edgetown Pole Building tKe Eiasy and Economical Way Build rwr Own Pole BaiUmg with fdgetova'j Mefiod* ef Pole fioiMug Cm<frveffeii...mrf fare Now you can build your own pole building with Ed9etQ*n's proven method of pole buJding construction. It's easy and economical. YOJ can cut bu ld:ng cosls suostan- lialty on any pole machine/utility building, garage, hay sr-.ed. or calttebarnwjiri EtfsKtcwn'j help. MATERIALS OMLV PACKAGE Edgt!ov.n WL supply l.Jacomplete selol consiructio.T plar-5, 2.) an illustrated easy-to-follow in si rue I ton manual. 3.) an itemized material list specifying where each piece is used, 4.) and lop quality materials throughout. materials feature: • 3?" wide superior strength maintenance-free single length steel for icoi and side wall, with exclusive non-leak drain chanrcef- galvanized or co,'ored. • Extra s!rong dear-span truss design," 5" top p/essure "Penla" treated DO<V:I Edfetown Can Handle the Complete Construction Too • 32' wide s' [englh galvanized steel for rool and side wall (coloiedsleel is available) • Superior strength maintenance free steel featuies exclusive non-leak drain channel • Enira-slrong clear-span truss • design [no interior posts}. • Door size 20' x 13 3" [will take a IS'.cuUsell piope'led com- btne with pickei'head at- lached) • 5" top pressure "Penta" treated poles. • Add a walk door or s!:dir.g Joois. ADDITIONAL 15' LENGTHS 34'»SO with14 r (M*waN 40>60 with 14' side wall 45x60' with 14' Hd« WIN S0«60 with 12 side wall AVAILABLE. $ 3399°° Re9.«586.7C $ 3985°° Re9. S4185.65 $ 43W°° R.g.SWl.25 32" wide smg'e fengin gaTva- ni?ed steel for roof and skfe wall (colored steel is available). Superior strength maintenance-free steel features ex- cfus've non-leak drain channel. Extra-strong clear-span truss design (no mterKx posts) 5"tcpp'essure Penra" seated poles 16 overhead libergiass door. Pre-hung metal walh door w-.lh wh;!e baVed on finish. 8" or 10 s^de walls ava-iaWe with 10' sitfe w**l 26x30 withrskkwaN *1535° M435 Reg. $1618.20 00 . sisn.90 ADDITIONAL 15 LENGTHS AND 10' OVERHEAD DOORS AVAILABLE WE FEATURE ALL SIZES & TYPES OF FARM BUILDINGS Edgetown Lumber Company 736-6907 Open 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday Open 7: 30a.m. to Noort on Saturday setters, Kendrick's s<udy indicates. In IMS, the personal sector accouMed for 29.5 per cent of gross national wealth, but in 1975 it had grown lo 40 3 per cent, while'the percenlage owned by business dropped from 56.4 to 37.3. In the same period, Uie percentage of wealth controlled by' the government rose from 12 to 21.3, but that's not the latest story. In li4S, following World War 11, the percentage was 29,8. The remaining 1.2 per cent of wealth in 1975 came under the category of foreign assets, which al^o declined, from 2.1 per cent in 1925 to an even 2 per cent in 1948. The per capita numbers used by Kendrick relate not only to the direct holdings of individuals in the'personal sector of the economy, but also their share of business and public domestic wealth, plus foreign assets. By ANDY LANG AP Ntwstttturti Q. - The brick stairway at the'rear of'our house needs some repairs. Abo/at a doien bricks will have to be replaced. The stairway is very old and these particular bricks are split and otherwise damaged. I know pretty much how to remove Ihe old bricks and put in the new ones, since I did the same thing a couple of years ago with three bricks in the same stairway. However, when I did that Job, the new mortar between the bricks was very much lighter than the okl and the repairs stood out very much. It took about a year before the mortar weathered enough so you couldn't see where the patchwork had been done. How can this be avoided. A. - Not very easily. While you can buy a coloring additive to put in the mortar misture, it is black (that was the only kind I could get a couple of years ago) and requires a lot of experimenting to match the old mortar. Too little and there is no result. Too much and the mortar gets too dark. What 1 finally did was to use the ready-mix mortar as it comes from the bag, adding only water, and then a week later rub- bi{ig dirt all over (he repaired joints. This made the new mortar less noticeable. One of Ihe most important processes in this type of job is W "cure" the patches by wetting them down every day for several days after the original application of the mixture. This prevents the mortar from drying out too •quickly. It is assumed you know that soaking the new bricks for a few hours before setting them in place is also a good idea and for the same rea- Perhaps the most astonishing figures,of all are those that showthetremendousbuildupof wealth in the past 20 years or so. In that time net national wealth has nearly doubled. Ail this might not make one cent of difference in this week's life-style, but it can nevertheless add to one's sense of security, and reaffirm a person's belief that there is, after all, some gain in all the toil and labor. There is another reminder also: Americans adjust very, very quickly to improved life-styles. Once achieved, a higher standard of living soon is obsolescent, and the pursuit of greater goals convince the weary toiler that he just doesn't have anything. Only when you pause to reflect on the material progress over a period of decades do you see the picture clearly. Uke if you went back 20 decades to the time when you were worth only one-seventeenth as much as you are now. make plea SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) Truck drivers are required to complete too much paperwork in order to drive from state to state, independent truckers told a congressional hearing here. "My driver's Ikense can get me into any state in the Union in my automobile, but a trucker needs at least .33 different stamps to run throughout the country," Larry Seckington, Des Moines, said at the hearing Fergis Falls (Mi.) lues., June 8,1976 Saturday. * Seckington is an attorney representing the Iowa Better Trucking Bureau, Inc., of Sioux City. The hearing was conducted by Rep. Berkley Bedell, D- Iowa, and Rep. 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