The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on August 2, 1974 · Page 8
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Friday, August 2, 1974
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Fargo area crops damaged by storm By Tfce Associated Press A severe thunderstorm touched the eastern edge of North Dakota Thursday evening and rolled into Minnesota preceded by severe weather warnings. —THE WEATHER Aug. Weather 1973-74 -im^*x Min Pep 57 0 79 1 85 v.:n 57 Jos. Felix Sub-station observer National Weather Service NORTHWEST FORECAST Minnesota: Partly cloudy to cloudy with chance of occasional showers or thunderstorms east and south today, southeast tonight. Partial clearing northwest today, over state by Saturday. Cooler today and tonight, cool Saturday. High today and Saturday upper 60s to mid 70s. Low tonight mid 40s to mid 50s. North Dakota: Partly cloudy and cool through Saturday. High today upper 60s northeast, low 70s southwest. Low tonight 40s. High Saturday low 70s northeast, upper 70s southwest South Dakota: Fair northwest, partly cloudy with isolated showers elsewhere today Cooler. High today mid 70s to mid 80s. Fair and cooler tonight, low in mid 40s to mid 50s. Sunny and mild Saturday, high mid 70s to mid 80s. Extended forecast Minnesota: Partly cloudy and cool Sunday. Low's mid 40s to mid 50s. Highs 70s. Generally fair and warmer Monday and Tuesday. Lows 50s. Highs mid 70s to mid 80s. South Dakota: Fair to partly cloudy Sunday through Tuesday. Wanner west Sunday and east Monday. High 70s and 80s Lows 40s and 50s. North Dakota: Partly cloudy Sunday through Tuesday with a cooling trend early in the period. Highs upper 80s southwest to low and mid 80s northeast. Lows upper 50s to low 60s southland 50s north. Crop damage was reported between 50 and 100 per cent in some spots in the Fargo area. The National Weather Service said the severe storm developed near Fargo between 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and swept into Minnesota bringing with it 60-mile-an-hour winds and 2- inch hail. Marble-size hail and the strong winds were reported by the public a mile south of Harwood, N.D., the service said. The weathermen added that Dennis Fjcld at Oak Trailer Park, about eight miles north of Fargo, reported the porch torn WEATHER RANGE High Low Pr. Fergus Falls Alex'dia, cldy Bemidji Dululh, rain Hibbing Int. Falls, cldy Redw. Falls, cldy Rochester, cldy St. Cloud, cldy 85 83 76 74 74 71 89 81 85 57 2.00 56 .47 .09 off his trailer and thrown into his automobile. He also told of hail and wind damage to surrounding trailers, the service said. The 2-inch hail was reported by a National Weather Service employe east of Moorhead, Minn., shortly before 8 p.m. And the Clay County, Minn., sheriff's office reported 1-inch hail. Fargo observers reported 1.27 inches of rain and large hail in the evening after 1.41 inches of rain in an earlier afternoon storm which was less severe. The Cass County, N'.D., extension agent, Alvin Fragodt, reported the 100 per cent crop damage in some spots. And .50 .63 .11 .59 .77 .21 The Weather Elsewhere By The Associated Press Friday HI IX) PRC Ollk 86 63 86 78 86 102 88 83 86 72 84 88 74 84 90 Ind'apolis Jacks'ville Juneau Kansas City Las Vegas IJttle Rock Los Angeles Ixmisville Marque tte Memphis Miami Milwaukee Mpls-St. P. New Orleans New York Okla. City Omaha Orlando Philad'phia Phoenix Pittsburgh P'tland, Ore. P'tland, Me. Rapid City Reno Richmond St. Louis Salt Lake San Diego San Fran Seattle Spokane Tampa Washington 88 % 76 92 88 105 82 62 91 62 82 58 87 90 88 93 91 68 54 73 65 88 56 78 57 82 74 91 72 .. rn .01 cdy cdy rn .01 rn .. rn .. cdy . rn .09 cdy . cdy .. cdy .. rn .. rn .09 rn .. clr .45 cdy .01 cdy .20 cdy .. cdy .. cdy .. cdy .. clr .. clr .14 cdv .17 cdy . cdy .03 rn cdy cdy cdy clr rn .33 cdy .. cdy To Your Good Health By Dr. George C. Thosteson , SOME CALL IT'BRANDY NOSE' Dear.Dr. Thosteson: I have enlarged blood vessels in my nose. The redness is quite prominent and embarrassing. A dermatologist prescribed an ointment some time ago, but it still hasn't cleared up. Is there anything else I can do? — B.A.W. From the description I would assume it to be acne rosacea, a skin condition seen in older people, particularly women although, as you know, not by any means confined to them. It's a matter of small blood vessels becoming dilated and more prominent. The nose itself thickens, and flushing extends to other parts of the face as a rule. Wanting it to clear up completely is probably a vain wish, but there are ways of minimizing it. Alcohol as well as any hot, spicy drink tends to exaggerate the condition — it has been nicknamed "brandy nose" — and while it is not by any means limited to drinkers, drinking is a factor. The ointment you tried probably was a drying agent, but since it didn't bring results you should see the dermatologist for something more effective. Such local applications are usually ineffective. Plain "nerves" can be involved in some cases, and mild sedatives often help when that is the situation. Dear Dr. Thosteson-. Is there any truth to the statement. "If you want to get pregnant you can't have sexual intercourse every night because it will kill the sperm before it has a chance to impregnate you'" 5 — Mrs. K.M. That's essentially nonsense. Intercourse doesn't "kill the sperm." If a husband has a slightly low sperm count, it often helps to avoid intercourse for several days before your fertile period starts. After all, pregnancy is possible only a few days a month at the lime you are ovulating. If you don't understand about that, you'll find some explanation of it in my booklet. "Twelve Methods of Birth Control." You can get"a copy by mail. Send 25 cents and a long, stamped and self- addressed envelope to me in care of The Daiiv Journal. Dear Dr. Thosteson: Would you comment on painful tailbonc? Would you suggest having it X-rayed"? Do you think it could bo arthritis 0 Is it common 1 .' -- Mrs. D.S. The term "painful tailbone" may be something of a misnomer. It is painful, to be sure, but the chances are it's not the actual tailbone but the surrounding muscles that are at fault. The medical term is "coc- cygodynia," a reference to the fact that the joining of several vertebrae at the base of the spine takes the form of the beak of a cuckoo (coccyx). It is thought to be the vestigial tail in man. The cause of this common ailment is in most cases poor, slouching posture or the use of uncomfortable chairs over long periods. Secretaries take note. The cure is fortunately often equally simple — finding a good, firm cushion, changes in posture habits, periodic soaking in a hot tub, anything that relaxes the muscles in the area. The source of the pain is not so much in the coccyx itself as it is spasm of muscles attached to it. Thus, massage of these muscles through the rectum is helpful in most cases. Such "pampering" usually brings relief while the condition runs its course. The same precautions usually prevent a recurrence. I doubt that X-rays would tell your doctor any more than he already suspects: howiver. if there had been in the past a sitting fall, it may reveal a fracture of the bone. Although cholesterol has been implicated in heart attacks and other circulatorv troubles, it is also vita! lo human life. For this reason Dr. Thostesor, has entitled his booklet "Control Your Cholesterol Sensibly." For a copy wrile to him in care of this newspaper, enclosing a '.one. self-addressed, stamped envelope and 25 cents. Maurice Hagemeister, a farmer near Argusville, N.D., reported crop damage between 40 and 50 per cent in his fields. Mapleton, N.D., was hit with hail from both the afternoon and the evening storm, observers there said. In Fargo, downed power and telephone lines, flooded streets and stalled traffice were reported during the evening storm. Observers there said in some instances yards were flooded when leaves stripped from trees by the hail blocked storm sewers. Harwood also reported .29 of an inch of rain earlier in the afternoon and Cooperstown, N.D., reported 1.21 inches of rain, the weather service said. Feed grains advance in face of dry spell Farm income rise at new high in '73 BY DON KENDALL AP Farm Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department has new figures showing farmers' net income last year soared 84 per cent from 1972,. shattering a record set in World War I. In all, the department's Economic Research Service said Thursday, net farm income totaled $32.2 billion, compared with a revised 1972 income level of $17.5 billion. According to USDA records, that was the largest one-year gain since farm income jumped 49 per cent from $4.7 billion in 1916 to slightly more than $7 billion in 1917. Looking to this year, the report said it was not likely farmers would net as much as they did in 1973. But the economists also held out the possibility that High court orders more hearings ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)-The Minnesota Supreme Court today ordered additional hearings in district court in the firing of a second grade teacher at Bird Island. The teacher, Doris Henslin Foesch, said she was illegally discharged in 1973 under terms of the state continuing contract law. The school board contended it was -allowed to discontinue a position because of dropping enrollments. However, the board added a second teacher in the second grade, where Mrs. Foesch had been assigned. The dispute revolves around the question of whether teachers are hired for specific grades, or for unspecified slots in the full range of elementary grades. In another case, the court upheld a $325,000 damage award to a Minnesota truck driver injured in an Indiana accident in 1964. Roy Schwartz, Wadena, a driver for Northern Cooperative, Inc., was injured in a three-truck pileup on the Indiana Tollway. He sued owners of the other trucks, Consolidated FreighHvays and Spector Freight System. The high court said Schwartz was entitled to use Minnesota's comparative negligence law as the basis for his suit. The defendant companies sought to use a different negligence law in use in Indiana. The case was returned to Hennepin District Court but the Supreme Court ordered the defendants to post bond if they wish to pursue further motions" BIBLES DEVOTIONAL BOOKS Brides'Wiile Bibles Wedding Books Fergus Falls Wadding Announcements Silver and Go Wen Anniversary Books Food and Cocktails Lounge Open Daily from 2 p.m. Dining Daily from 5 p.m. Top Entertainment in Lounge Featuring "GWT RAILROAD" Monday thru Saturday starting August 5 BECKER'S SUPPER (MB Highway 59 South, Fergus Falls the prediction might change substantially if farm commodity prices rise much. "For example, if crop production this fall declines from current expectations, crop prices and incomes will be high," the report said. "Under these circumstances livestock output might be held back, resulting in higher prices and incomes for livestock." As defined by USDA, net farm income is what is left from what farmers make from sales after deducting production expenses. The possibility that 1974 net farm income might go up from earlier prospects as the result of crop production being reduced is not inconsistent, economists say, since it could happen that higher commodity prices would more than offset reductions in actual quantities sold. Although that means little to a farmer who has been wiped out by drought or other cause and has nothing to sell, on a national basis higher prices and reduced production can add up to larger net income. In reviewing last year's historic farm financial picture, the report said high prices accounted for most of the big gains. Gross income nationally, the report said, was nearly $97 billion, up $27 billion from 1972. But farm expenses also rose sharply, amounting to a record $64.7 billion, compared with ^$52.4 billion in 1972. Even so, net income amounted to 33.2 per cent of farmers' total gross, the highest share since 1958, according to the report. WASHINGTON (AP) - The government has spent only $11.6 million so far of $100 million it earmarked to buy beef and pork for school lunches next fall and winter, according <: to the latest tabulation by Agriculture Department officials. As of this week, USDA said, about 14.2 million pounds of hamburger costing $10.3 million and less than 1.5 million pounds of pork at $1,3 million had been purchased. The meat-buying campaign was launched by the Nixon administration last June when livestock prices were severely depressed. Officials said the meat was needed for school lunches and thai it was good business to buy ahead when prices were down. But cattle and hog prices at the farm have recovered sharply from those low levels' although still down from last summer's peaks. There has been no indication, however, lhat the $100-mi!lion meat purchase program will be curtailed. MINNEAPOLIS WEEKLY GRAIN, AS OF AUGUST 1 USIM GRAIN MARKET NEWS BRANCH The corn crop progress was slow due to hoi dry weather. Eastern Iowa, as well as Nebraska and Kansas, have been hurt considerably l>y the dry spell. The rest ol the corn producing areas, including Minnesota, also are in need of rain to assure good development for the corn and soybean crops. These conditions have caused grain prices to advance sharply. WHEAT: Closed 4 cents higher to 36 cents lower with Ihe biggest losses in the high proteins. Farmers have not sold as much of the early harvest as usual and with crop prospects declining for feetl grains, wheat prices arc held high. No. 1 dark northern spring wheat 13 per cent protein closed at S4.9G4.ilb down 1-6 Prices paid to farmers increasing ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Prices received by Minnesota farmers for all products increased 14 per cent from mid- June to mid-July, the State Federal Crop and Livestock Reporting Service says. Despite the increase, the mid July index was 2 per cent below the figure a year earlier. The service said that higher prices for crops, hogs and cattle accounted for the bulk of the July increase. Crop prices were up 13 per cent for the month and stood 30 per higher than a year earlier. All crops registered price increases. Corn climbed 34 cents to a record $2.86 per bushel. Wheat was up 48 cents to $4.66 per bushel. Livestock prices were up 24 per cent from mid-June but were still 20 per cent under the figure of July 1973. Mid-July dairy prices were down 1 per cent from June but were 10 per cent above the figure one year earlier. Poultry and egg prices rose 3 per cent in July and were 33 per cent off the level of a year earlier. Military post filled TEL AVIV (AP)-Gen. Avraham Adan, the tank commander who closed the armored ring around Egypt's 3rd Army during the October war, has been appointed Israel's '• military attache in Washington. The military command said on Wednesday that Adan, 48, will assume the post this weekend. During the October fighting, Adan led his tanks into Egypt, capturing the city of Suez and cutting off Egyptians who had crossed to the eastern side of the Suez canal. HEARING AID BATTERIES Zenith brand—to fit allsizesand All other models! Always fresh! ANDREWS PRESCRIPTION PHAKMACY MEISTER The Chattagoocha County courthouse in Cusseta, Ga. is the only all-wooden courthouse still in use in Georgia, and one of the few in the nation. PROGRESS REPORT Now. the remodeling emphasis has shifted to the exterior where scaffolding has been erected. A stucco finish will be applied to the exterior and signing will be done at a later date. Inside, work proceeds on schedule and very soon, we'll be occupying the completely remodeled photo studio. It will be one of the Northwest's finest! i tin: tn OF FERN'S .\OH IT US M17H .WII,UU8U.\G SHORTLY TO 116 K.IST cents, 14 per cent al $5.09 down 16 cents, and tho 15 per cent protein at $5.15 down 36 cents for the week. Demand for wheat in 1974-75 is pxpected to ease because of smaller anticipated shipments to the U.S.S.K. and thi> Peoples Republic of China. Bids for truck or rail delivery Minneapolis or Duluth in 20 days are 13 per cent at $4.93 and 14-15 per cent proteins at $5.03 per bushel. NO. 2 KYfv. Declined 2 cents at 13.15 per busheJ. Demand turned slow with heavy selling of new crop and lack of new FOB sales. Bids to the country for August delivery were $3.00 delivered truck or rail Duluth or for rail Minneapolis. Trucks for Minneapolis are bid at $2.90 per bushel. FEED CHAINS: Finished sharply higher as the continued dry weather causes this year's crop prospects to decline. No. 2 YELWW CORN advanced 14'ii cents at $3.72' 2 -3.59',2 per bushel. Bids to the country for 30-day delivery were $3.57'^ delivered truck or rail Duluth and$3.49 ! 2 per bushel truck or rail Minneapolis. NO. 2 EXTHA HEAVY WHITE OATS gained 3 cents closing at $1.83 per bushel. Demand at Duluth dropped due to expected labor problems. Bids to the country for 30-day delivery for the ordinary type No. 2 Extra Heavy Oats were $1.78 truck Duluth and $1.80 rail Duluth, and truck or rail Minneapolis. Corn and Oat stocks are sharply lower. Corn is all storage positions on July 1 totaled 1,442 million bushels, down 26 per cent from last year and oats 255 million bushels down 38 per cent. MALTING BARLEY I-arker and Dickson type 70 or better plump gained 28-30 cents finishing at $3.83-3.90 per bushel and Top Blue Malting gained 2545 cents at ?3.B5-3.85 per bushel. High prices encouraged heavy country selling. Strength due to barley yield prospects reduced sharply by heat and drought. Test weight and per cent of plump kernels is low for the new crop. OILSEEDS: Up sharply as drought conditions reduced production prospects. NO. 1 YELLOW SOYBEANS gained 43 cents at $8.50 per bushel. Strength due to heavy future's buying is caused by the hot dry weather. FLAXSEED up sharply at $11.00 per bushel. Country selling remained very- light in spite of the $1.50 per bushel price increase. SUN- FI.OWEK SEED new crop bid is $19.50 ]>er cwt delivered truck or rail Minneaiwlis or Duluth. MARKETS SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) (USDA) - Cattle and calves: 3,800; small Friday supply slaughter steers and heifers fully steady; load average to high choice 1157 Ib steers 48.25; few other choice 1000-1200 Ibs 45.50-47.00; good 38.0043.50; choice 850-1050 Ib slaughter heifers 44.00-45.00; good 37.5042.00; slaughter cows 50-1.00 higher; utility and commercial 25.00-26.50, few 27.00; cutter 23.50-25.50; slaughter bulls strong to 50 higher; No. 1 17002000 Ibs 30.00-33.00, few 33.50; 12 1450-1850 Ibs 28.00-30.50; vealers steady; choice 40.00 44.00; prime up lo 48.00; good 33.00-11.00. Hogs: 7,000; barrows and gilts steady to mostly 50 lower; 1-2 200 250 Ibs 37.00-37.25, few shipments early 37.50; 1-3 200- 250Ibs36.5037.00; 24 250-260 Ibs 38.00-36.75; 260-280 Ibs 34.5036.00; sows steady lo weak; 1-3 280-300 Ibs 28.50-29.50; 300400 Ibs 27.50-28.50; 400-600 Ibs 26.0027.50; boars 1.00 lower, 20.0020.50. Sheep and lambs: 600; slaughter lambs fully steady in active cleanup trade; choice and prime 95-115 Ib spring slaughter lambs 40.00-41.50; 7095 Ibs 37.50-40.00; good and choice 70-100 Ibs 33.00-37.50; slaughter ewes steady, cull to good 5.00-8.00; spring feeder lambs steady; choice to fancy 70-95 Ibs 27.00-29.00; good and choice 50-70 Ibs 24.00-27.00. NEWYORK POULTRY MARKET (August!) NEW YORK (AP) -(USDA) — Dressed poultry. North Atlantic carlot and trucklot turkey markets, U.S. grade A, ready-to-cook, frozen, f.o.b. or equivalent: Market generally quiet as buyers and sellers take a wait-and-see attitude. Some price resistance was occurring at current price levels on hens and consumer toms. Offerings of fryer-roasters scarce, hens light, and toms barely adequate. Fresh boneless-skinless breast meat sold at 92 cents, with bids at 91 cents left unfilled. Sales of U.S. grade A, frozen: young toms 22-24 Ibs 38 cents. LOCAL GRAIN MARKET (Friday, Aug. 2) No. 1 Wheat 4.71 No. 2 Oats 1.67 New Barley 3.53 (; orn 3.39 Flax 10.40 Soybeans 8.10 Rve 2.75 LOCAL HOG MARKET Market: 50 lower butchers; sows steady; Base number 3 butchers 210-240: 35; Closely sorted meat type butchers 210240: 35.50-36; Sows 270-300: 2727.50; Boars: steady 18-19. Fergus Falls (Mi.) teinal Fri., August 2,1974 g NEW YORK BUTTER AND EGG MARKET NEW YORK (AP) (USDA)-Wholesale egg offerings ample. Demand slightly improved and fair today. Wholesale selling prices based on volume sales. New York spot quotations follow: Whites: Fancy large 51-54. Fancy medium 4144. Fancy smalls 32-36. NEW YORK (AP) (USDA)-Butter Firm Wholesale prices on bulk cartons (fresh). Creamery, 93 Score AA 69 cents; 92 Score A 68V 2 . MINNEAPOLIS GRAIN MARKET (August 1) MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Wheat receipts 335; year ago 306; spring wheat cash trading basis up 10 cents; prices down 4. No. 1 dark northern 11-17 protein 4.74-5.20. Test weight premiums: one cent each pound 58 to 61 Ibs; one cent discount each '-2 Ib under 58 Ibs. Protein prices; 11 per cent 4.744.79; 12, 4.764.81; 13, 4.964.98; 14, 5.09; 15, 5.15; 16, 5.15; 17, No. 1 hard Montana winter 4.43-5.11. Minn-S.D. No. 1 hard winter 4.43-5.05. No. 1 hard amber durum, 7.00-7.65; discounts, amber 5075; durum 75-1.35. Corn No. 2 yellow 3.57',i- 3.59',i. Oats No. 2 extra heavy white 1.83. Barley, cars 378, year ago 109; Urker 2.71-3.90; Blue Malting 3.65-3.80; Dickson 2.71-3.90; Feed 2.25-2.70. Rye No. 1 and 2 3.11-3.15. Flax No. 1 11.00. Soybeans No. 1 yellow 8.50. During the next 10 years, the number of dairy farms is expected to decrease, but the number of cows per farm will increase. DR. W. E. CHRISTIANSOH, CHIROPRACTOR 109 North Mi 11 St. (New Location) PHONE 736-3226 Winter may have been tough...but YOU DON'T NEED TO GIVE UP YOUR SUMMER COMFORT! ENJOY WHOLE HOUSE CENTRAL ELECTRIC AIR CONDITIONING Summertime is outdoor fun time. And it can be fun time inside, too, if you install Central Electric Air Conditioning. Out here where we live, there's no shortage of electric energy, so you can enjoy central air conditioning completely. Cost for the average home for cooling with central air conditioning is only about $30.00 per month. For that you get a lot of good living ... and your home is protected against damaging summer moisture. Otter Tail POWER COMPANY'

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