The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 11, 1974 · Page 6
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota · Page 6

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Issue Date:
Saturday, May 11, 1974
Page 6
Start Free Trial

Crop price decline foreseen H ?" rin « iet WASHINGTON (AP) - Increases this year in the costs of (arming probably will more than offset another substantial boost in gross farm income, the Agriculture Department's Outlook and Situation Board predicts. But even so, its projected $4- billion decrease from 1973 in net farm income to $26.1 billion would be second only to last year's record in the agricultural statistics books. The board, in its summary Friday of the upcoming quarterly demand-and-price situation report, said the second half of this year should see expanding livestock supplies and record grain production, "assuming normal weather." "With increasing output and moderating demand, crop prices could decline dramatically, particularly late in 1974, and average near year-earlier levels,,. "For all of 1974, marketing from farming may total almost $7 billion above 1973. Subtracting from this a more than $2- billion decline in government payments to farmers would leave gross incomes up about $5 billion. MOTHER on her Special Day from Dairy/and Because Mom is so special, why not treat her to Dinner at Dairyland? We plan to treat her special. Bring the family — buy Chicken Dinners and we'll treat Mom to a Quarter Chicken Dinner FREE this Sunday! Or—for Mothers who wish to stay at home on Mother's Day, take advantage ol our CHICKEN TUB SPECIALS ($1.00 Off) - 8 pc. Reg. S3.50 - Sunday—$2.50, 12-pc. Tub, reg. $5.10—Sunday, just $4.10 or the 16-pc. Tub, reg. $6.50. Sunday only — $5.50. Please call in your Orders early to beat the rush! Remember $1.00 OFF on all Chicken Tubs—Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12. Dial 736-3491 Dairyl The Dfive-ln that Quality Built! 1MO NORTH UN ION FERGUS FALLS "However, production expenses are up sharply, fueled by the dramatic rise in prices of petroleum products and fertilizer. Outlays for feed and seed also show lar^e increases in both quantity and price. These .factors, coupled with a rapid rate of general inflation in the economy will push production expenses more than $9 billion above last year..." the forecasters said. But, the board cautioned both optimists and pessimists that the normal uncertainties about the international grain harvest still exist and the farm market is especially sensitive these days. "This outlook is heavily dependent upon the realization of the current production and use projections for both livestock and crops... An awareness of the uncertainties within agriculture and the tenuous outlook for the general economy are crucial to understanding the situation," the summary said. .WASHINGTON (AP) - The government loan and purchase rates for the individual classes of 1974-crop dry beans will be the same as last year's, based on a national average loan and purchase rate of $6.40 a hundredweight. The national average rates were announced April 3 and the Agriculture Department announced the class breakdown late this week. In the current market, they are far below what bean-growers are getting in the market — $44.40 a hundredweight for the month .ending April 15, four limes what dry beans brought the year before, about 4'/z times the 1967 average and 148 per cent more than the parity price. Tips over Hearst case increasing SAN FRANCISCO (AP) .The posting of a $50,000 reward for the safe return of Patricia Hearst has spurred an increase in the number of tips to authorities, the FBI says. But FBI agent Charles Bates said on Thursday none of the tips have resulted in concrete leads to Miss Hearst and the Symbionese Liberation Army, which claims to have kidnaped her Feb. 4. Miss Hearst's father, newspaper executive Randolph A. Hearst, announced on Wednesday a reward for information leading to the safe return of his 20-year-old daughter. at Cormorant Lake May 23 The Public Waters Use and Shoreline Development Subcommittee has scheduled a public hearing for Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24, near Audubon. Rep. Robert McEachern (St. Michael), subcommittee chairman, hopes local residents will attend the meeting to voice their concerns, thoughts, problems, and questions regarding state regulations applicable to the environmental, sanitary, and developmental aspects of public waters. Representatives from the Dept. of Natural Resources and Pollution Control Agency will review present state water regulations. The public will have the opportunity to question members of the subcommittee or representatives from the various state departments. The subcommittee plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, cesume at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, and adjourn at noon. Both meetings will be at the Deer Point 1/xlge on Big Cormorant l,ake, near Audubon. Members of the subcommittee (a subcommittee of Local Government) are: Reps. Robert McEachern, chairman; Ralph Jopp (Mayer); Frank DeGroat (Lake Park); Ray Kempe (West St. Paul); A.J. Eckstein (New Ulm); Arlan Stangeland (Barnes ville); Harry Peterson (Madison); and, Howard Smith (Crosby). WEATHER May Weather 1973-74 Tornadoes sighted in the Midwest -19;)Mai Win 4G 40 GO 38 65 31 G8 S4 75 44 71 45 70 40 78 46 58 48 59 41 P<P .15 .08 0 0 T 0 0 0 .57 .03 May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 79 61 53 60 57 61 52 60 46 49 -WM-- MIn Per 39 T 39 T 26 0 29 0 36 0 31 0 45 .03 41 0 41 .39 43 .76 Lung cancer, the leading killer of all cancers, has increased by about 100 per cent for both men and women. Deaths are expected to rise to 75,000 in 1974 from 72,000 in 1973. Dairy report is WASHINGTON (AP) America's dairy cows last month produced an average of two more pounds of milk than in April 1973, but there were three per cent fewer cows, so milk production fell again, the Department of Agriculture reports. Total estimated production of milk for the month was set at 10.08 billion pounds, two per cent less than a year ago. That worked out to 901 pounds per cow. Jos. Felix Sub-station observer National Weather Service NORTHWEST FORECAST Minnesota: Kain with showers and windy north and central and scattered showers and windy south today with partial clearing extreme southwest late today. Light rain or showers north partial clearing south from the west through east tonight. Light rain or showers northeast partly cloudy with chance of scattered showers west and south Sunday. Colder west and south tonight but warmer Sunday. Highs today mid 40s northeast to mid 50s southwest. 1-ows tonight mostly 30s. Highs Sunday upper 40s northeast to low Gfls southwest. North Dakota: Light rain or showers today and continued cool north central and east. Variable cloudiness and a little cooler today with showers elsewhere. Highs mid 40s northeast to upper 50s southwest. Partly cloudy tonight west variable cloudiness east with chance of showers. I/iws tonight mostly 30s. Partly cloudy Sunday with highs mostly 50s. ucfion WITH SILVER CURRENTLY TRADING AT NEAR RECORD PRICES, THE DEMAND FOR COMMON SILVER COINS IS VERY GREAT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS STRONG MARKET — NOW IS THE TIME TO SELL... AND GROVE COIN COMPANY IS BUYING! BUYING SILVER COINS (AND ALL OTHER KINDS OF COINS & CURRENCY) HOLIDAY INN, FERGUS FALLS — ONE DAY ONLY — Wednesday, May T5, 7974 10:00 A.M. UNTIL 9:00 P.M. PAYING '2.85 PER '1.00 FACE VALUE IN PRE 1965 U.S. SILVER COINS. PAYING S 1.25 PER S 1.00 FACE VALUE IN 1965 -1969 U.S. HALVES. PAYING ''3.50 AND UP FOR ANY U.S. SILVER DOLLAR. TOP PRICES PAID FOR ALL U.S. & FOREIGN GOLD COINS. GROVE COIN CO (Paul C. Runze A.M.A., President 8035 INGLESIDE AVENUE SOUTH COTTAGE GROVE (ST.PAUL), MINNESOTA Phone 612-459-3540 REE: MID AMERICA NATIONAL BANK OF COTTAGE GROVE, MINNESOTA By The Associated Press Heavy rains drenched the middle Mississippi Valley today, but accompanying hail mid high winds diminished. The thunderstorm system extended from the northern and central Plains into the Mississippi Valley through Friday and tornado warnings were common throughout the mid- continent. But before dawn the heaviest rainfall was concentrated in the middle valley region and the threat of tornadoes had lessened. Tornadoes were sighted Friday afternoon from Texas to North Dakota and later in I/oui- siana, Missouri and Kansas, where twisters at Prairie View, I-ong Island and Phillipsburg tore the roof off a motel, uprooted trees and cut up utility lines. No injuries were reported. , Thunderstorms washed the central Gulf Coast and showers were scattered along the Middle Atlantic coast and into Maine. Other showers swept over the Washington coast as a new storm system moved in from the Pacific. Lake Charles, La., was soaked with 2.5 inches of rain around midnight and nearly an inch dampened I,aCrosse, Wis., ;md Offutt Aii Force Base near Omaha, Neb. Temperatures before dawn anged from20 at Bradford, Pa., to 81 at Carlsbad, N.M.; Needles, Calif., and I-as Vegas, Nev. Some other reports: Anchorage 40 cloudy, Atlanta 66 clear, Boston 45 partly cloudy, Buffalo 39 clear, Chicago 54 smoke, Cincinnati 55 cloudy, Dallas 65 clear, Denver 42 clear, Detroit 45 cloudy, Honolulu 74 partly cloudy, Indianapolis 57 cloudy, Los Angeles 59 clear, l/ouisville 59 clear, Miami 78 clear. Fergus Falls (Mn.) Journal Saturday, May 11,1974 g Extended forecast Minnusota: Continued cool Monday with a slow wanning trend through Wednesday. A chance of scattered showers west Wednesday. I/>ws in the upper 20s and lower 30s north tu upper :!0s und lower 40s south. Highs in the north from the upper 40s Monday to upper 50s Wednesday, in the sou'th highs from mid and upper 50s Monday to upper 80s and lower 70s Wednesday. Icelanders heat their homes with hot water from geysers. April-produced milk also was equivalent to 1.59 pounds of milk per person per day for all uses — including butter, cheese, ice cream and other dairy products. That's about .74 of a quart per person. That was an improvement over March's 1.51 pounds and a slight decline from the previous year's 1.64 pounds, the department said Friday. Department economists already foresee another drop in consumption of dairy products this year, because of the higher prices brought on by tighter supplies. Such a drop is the only one they now predict for animal-related foods following 1973's 2.5 per cent decline in per capita food consumption. The tighter supplies, or reduced production, are mainly the result of high feed prices last year, price controls and other economic factors that spawned cutbacks in dairy herds and some dairy men'shift- ing to more profitable lines of farming. Production was up 6 per cent over April 1973 in Oregon, 3 per cent in Arkansas, California and Utah, 2 per cent in Florida and 1 per cent in Colorado, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Texas. The April output was the same as last year in Oklahoma, South Dakota and Washington and was down in all other states, including national- leader Wisconsin. MINNEAPOLIS GRAIN MARKET (May 10) MINNEAPOLIS, Minn, i A P')—Wheat receipts 89, year. ago 259; Spring wheat cash trading basis up 5; prices up 21. No. 1 dark northern 11-17 protein 3.92-4.27. Test weight premiums: one cent each pound 58 to 61 Ibs; one cent discount each 4 Ib under 58 Ibs. Protein prices: 11 per cent 11.92-3.94; 12, 3.94-3.96; 13, 3.994.01; 14, 4.07; 15, 4.15; 1G, 4.25; 17, 4.27. No. 1 hard Montana winter :t.81-4.08. Minn-S.D. No. 1 hard winter 3.814.08. No. 1 hard amber durum, 5.50-6.50; discounts, amber 2575; durum 60-1.25. Corn No. 2 yellow*a- 2.58-V Oats No. 2 extra heavy white 1.33. Barley, cars 145, vear ago 135; Larker 2.01-3.00; Blue Malting 2.01-2.90; Dickson 2.01-2.95; Feed 1.75-2.00. Rye No. 1 and 2 2.04-2.14. Flax No. 1 9.50. Soybeans No. 1 yellow 5.44'i. REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR SALE OF 24 x 32 FOOT DWELLING BUILDING Sealed bids will be received by the Vocational Director of the Fergus Falls Vocational Center, Otter Tail County, Fergus Falls, Minnesota in the Administrative Office at 600 Friberg Avenue up to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28,1974 for the sale of a building 24 x 32 suitable for a dwelling. The building is located adjacent to the Vocational Building of the senior high school and may be inspected. Questions about the construction of the building should be directed to Hubert Hovland, carpentry instructor of the Vocational Center. The building is to be moved at the expense of the purchaser. The Vocational Center has the necessary license for moving. A minimum bid of $8,500 is necessary for the bid to be considered. Any bidder who submits a bid of $8,500 or more will be eligible to raise his bid at the time of the meeting by auction. A bid deposit of 5 per cent of the amount bid payable to the Fergus Falls Vocational Center must accompany the sealed bids. A bid deposit shall be a certified or cashiers check or a bidders bond or cash. The successful purchaser shall have 30 days to remove the house from the Vocational Center site. Otherwise a penalty of S2S per day will be assessed. The Vocational Center Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. H. V. Engquist Vocational Director Independent School District 544 600 Friberg Avenue Fergus Falls, Minnesota Farm Auction HAVING RUiTtD MY FAIM I «H1 ull >t pkfic MKtiM M firm loatri 4 mttt Nit en Sal Row! 2 MUM Nirrt MM) 'A m*» wilt or «w -it*! Nartk of Virmikle, </, nil* Witt, »Thursday, May 16th 10:00 t'chck Hop* ClMfil Lrtus AM will serve kinch CATTLE lanp TnWf, No >K>Ito<s or Sulp«ch 35 Stock Cows, Black Angus, SOUK Wit!) Coirn 8 Charolais Calves Registered Black Angus Bull ****** One Duroc Registered Boar Ten Gilts - been with boar ANY TAILPIPE, INSTANTLY [most exhaust pipes, loo) Save money-. ^ plp0 DCOOPOQ to your specs. • HEACEBS • DUALS • EXHAUST PIPES • (Oil SABS • FORMING I EXPANDING Elbow Lake I Auto Clinic I (Formerly Oil's CMC) lEibow Lake Ft>.a5-411J Milking Equipment 2 Surge Pails Milking Machine. Pump and Motor Wash Tank Delavel Cream Senarator, All Stainless Steel. EUrtrir or Hand Si7*i»1100lb. capacity Machinery Tractor Chains 200 Foot Electric Cable. 3 point Many Hand Tools Bomb Grinder Some Iron f« Welding Sickle Grinder Scrap Iron 2 Hi Line Fencers Fork .Shovels, and Misc. ! Ba(tcry Fercer log Chains John Deere Power Com Binder 10x12 Brooder House Homelite Chain Saw 3 Hydraulic Rams Dump Rake 12 B diaper Fapn'nq Mill with Screens and Motor Miscellaneous 3CO Gallon Gas Barrel and Stand 300 Gallon Diesel Barrel and Stand Some lumber Many items too numerous to mention Hay, Feed, etc. 300 Bates Hay Alfa If c j 1000 Bales Straw 1200 Bushels Oats \ SCO Bushels Ear Com Approximate Tractor Machinery IHC MD Diesel Tractor, Live Power, Liv* Hyd. Wide Ftorrt in Good Condition IHC Model H Tractor, complete overhaul IHC Tractor Cultivator,, Two Row IHC Model 455 Cultivator, 4 Row IHC Model 21 Tractor loader, fits H or M MM Manure Spreader, Model S.S300 New Holland Manure Spreader, Powir Take Off Drive, Model 245 IHC Model 8 Tractor Plow, 3 bottom John Deere Model 555 Tractor Plow, IHC Model H20 2 -row Mounted Com Picker IHC Model 15 5-bar High Speed Rake New Holland Hay Bint, Model 469, New IHC Model 46 Baler IHC Model 450 4-row Com Planter, all complete IHC Model 127 Self Propelled Combine Owntorma Self Propelled Swatfier, 12ft., Model 30 IHC 11-Ft. Grain Drill with Grass Seeder John Deere Brush Mower, Model 207 !Hf r«odel 10 8-ft. Tandem Disc IHC 12-fl. Wheel Carrier Disc on Wheels John Deere 40-ft. Bale Elevator with Motor 70-ft. Bale Elevator with Motor Homemade Bale Elevator 2—John Deere 40-ft. Grain Elevators, one with motor Potato Planter Potato Digger 4-section Drag with hyd. even«r Co-op Field Digger, 8-ft. Wcqon with Steel Box 2—Wagons, 8-ton with Racks Hanson Field Sprayer, 200 gallon, aH complete John Deer* 2-bettom Tractor Flow 16-ft. Grain Auger with Motor USUAL FARM AUCTION TERMS Henry & Earl Pierce . Zosk* and Jim (Hum, Auction**™ (lie. 56-10) (lie. 77-05) First National Bonk in Woderw, CUrV

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free