The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on August 10, 1974 · Page 4
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Saturday, August 10, 1974
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I SERVICES | EARN MORE on your uvlnoj at Fergus Fa4li Saving* I Lew, ASW. ERICKSON'S SEPTIC pumping Jtrvtce, Fergvs FIIII. Ptione 73*-. 6»0. l( no answer, call 736-7621. WHO OWES you? We collect. Trl- Statt Collection Service 736-6W3 112 South Mill. CUSTOM MADE drapery shop located In Erhard. S4Z-5321. Free ettlmates. FOR EXPERT repair on small engines of all makes, see Verne at Otter Tall Co-op Oils, 203 W Washington. FRIBERG'S UPHOLSTERY Shop Materials on hand. 736-7956 or 739- EDDIE'S INSULATING Service. Blown Insulation In old and new homes. Phone 736-4763. CHUCK'S UPHOLSTERY, 1J23 N. Union. All types of furniture, office and home. Car and truck seats. Many fabrics to choose from. Telephone 736-6560. CUSTOM BOBCAT and Backhoe work, landscaping, excavating, trenching and manure loading. Call "736-4735. A-J REFRIGERATION and Appliance Service. Guaranteed service on all major appliances. Phone 739-2364. Food for Though Basic foods ancient in time By JEAN MAYER Professor* Nutrition, Harvard University Viet forces shell base at Bien Hoa BARRY'S EXCAVATING—Septic tank pumping—sewer system- basement—trenching—landscaping—gravel—black dirt. Call Underwood 8266474, Maine 4953209. MOBILE HOME Anchoring and Skirting. Call 6 3217 or 6-3979 after 6:00 FIX-IT AND repair faucets, carpenter, handyman. Phone 64454 evenings. FOR STONE or brick fireplaces, call Ray Wendt, Dent, Minn. Phone 758-2153. ANDERSON & SON — Well drilling, repairing and pressure pump. 20 years experience. Phone 736-3901 or 739-2519. SEPTIC TANK and farm liquid pit cleaning. Larry Van Ryswyk. 7472024, Ash by. FOR LP gas and appliances call 736 3321, Texgas Corp., Fergus Falls. NEED PRINTING now? Get it quick at the Secretarial Service. Quick- Print Service on letterheads, envelope imprinting, whatever. Bring in camera-ready copy and tell us how many. 309 West Lincoln. RUMMAGE SALES MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children's, adults' and men's clothing. 1304 N. Cleveland. No eariy sales. NEIGHBORHOOD RUMMAGE sale. Tuesday August 13th, 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday August Ulfi 8 to U a.m. 3!5 W. Vernon. PETS, SUPPLIES SHANE NEEDS a home, a month black Lab needs good country home. Price — love for dogs. 736- 3W7. GIVE AWAY S week old puppies. Part golden retriever and part black Lab. 826 6723. FOR SALE AKC Siberian Huskies, bred for intelligence, gentleness and obedience. Call Harriet Sharp, W3-5W6. HEATING LP GAS and appliances. Local Gas Co. Ph. 736-5621. NEED FUEL? Dial a warm num ber. 6-5429. Becklund-Rian Oil.. DINING, DANCING COUNTRYSIDE 194 Skelly. We appreciate your business. Come and see Ruby & Cy. TEN MILE Lake Steak House. Open 7 days a week. Dalton 589-8M5. BUILDINGS FOR SALE: Ideal wood-frame building for me as lakeshore cot' tage or home formerly the Kallaway Ski Lodge located near. Pelican Rapids on the Maplewood State Park Property, ap- prozimately 24'x54' with an upper addition about 24'x20'. Must be moved. Call Steve Van Drake at 218 B43-2471 days. A fanner from Oregon once complained to me: "City folks will only show an interest in where their food comes from when it stops coming." Well, it hasn't stopped coming (through it certainly is not coming at the same price), but the source — and supply — of our food is certainly getting more and more attention from "city folks." As you move through the different sections of the supermarket, have you noticed how far some of the foods have come? Especially fresh foods: Pineapple from Hawaii, bananas from Central America, oranges and lemons from Florida, avocados from California, figs from Israel and dates from Egyptian palm trees. But the miles these foods have traveled is very small compared with the distance almost every one of our basic foods has traveled in time. It was just about 10,000 years ago that man first began to cultivate the wild grasses — wheat, rye, oats, barley, rice and corn — that are still our chief foods today. By then, he had domesticated sheep, goats and cattle. In the Near East and in Southeast Asia, in Mexico and Peru, village ruins and unearthed graves show clearly that crops of peas, cereals and beans were also being planted according to a regular cycle. And man has never lived by bread alone. Very early, he also learned how to ferment the starch from wheat, and rice and com, and make beer. Our ancestors had a good understanding of systematic breeding, if not of modern genetics. By 4,000 B.C., peoples in South Asia were growing a "modern" bread wheat, having selected mutants with twice as many chromosomes (those small bodies in the nucleus of the cell that carry the genes) as the original wild varieties. And in China, the rice grains that were larger and hardier were carefully selected and planted.. The Chinese also originated the practice of using the rice paddies to raise fish. Corn, our own native grain, was being grown from Canada to South America long before the time Columbus landed. And it came in different varieties: flour com, popcorn and sweet corn. The legumes — beans, peas, lentils — have been a major source of protein for man and his domestic animals for more than 7,000 years. (Remember the mess of lentils for which Esau sold his inheritance?) The American varieties, lima beans and common beans, were cultivated in Peru and Mexico around 4,000 B.C. And the peanut (which is actually a legume, not a nut) was being grown in Bolivia before 2,000 B.C. All the fruits .and vegetables in the supermarket today were known to ancient man, and in much the same form. Potatoes are native Americans (and were used both fresh and dehydrated — by freezing, stamping out the water, and refreezing) as are squash and pumpkins, tomatoes; eggplants and peppers. We also can take equal credit for cultivating peach and cherry trees, and, in Mexico, cocoa. Probably the U.S.'s most recent contribution to international foods is the Concord grape which arose from a mutant in Massachusetts back in 1652. If you look at our farm animals, the story is the same. All were domesticated for food or for work thousands of years before the birth of Christ. And while they may have been bred for special functions over the centuries, the fact remains: There are no "new" domestic animals. Well, what of the future? Research is underway to make our grain and vegetable protein foods hardier, more productive, and better sources of high- quality protein. We have been successful with wheat and rice, in particular. Improved production of soybeans has jumped the yield from 13 million bushels in 1933 to over I billion in 1968. At the same time, improved selection along with better animal nutrition have raised the yearly productivity of milk cows from 600 to 20,000 quarts. And hens lay over 300 eggs a year where they once laid 30. We are on the threshold of a large-scale development of fish cultivation, as well as the possibility of mass cultivation of shellfish, like mussels and oysters. Improved types of ducks and geese and rabbits are also being tested for domestication. Yet, for all the effort, we are basically working with the same animals as of old. So, as you fill your shopping cart this week, think of our forebears, hundreds of times removed. By their patient labor and cultivation, they created the food supply that most of us take so completely for granted. SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) - Communist-led Viet Cong forces shelled South Vietnam's largest tactical air base at Bien Hoa three times today, the Saigon military command said. Two civilians were killed and nine wounded, the command said. Col. Vo Dong Giang, deputy chief of the Viet Cong delegation to the two-party Joint Military Commission, said the attack on the base 15 miles northeast of Saigon was in retaliation for two days of South Vietnamese air attacks launched from Bien Hoa. He said hundreds of strikes against Communist towns 90 to 70 miles north of Saigon "killed and wounded more than 300 people, mostly old people, women and children." Lt Col. Le Trung Hien, chief spokesman for the Saigon command, denied Giang's claim. Hien said Viet Cong forces shelled and attacked two government outposts near the district town of Tan Uyen, 10 miles north of Bien Hoa, and three government soldiers were killed. One Viet Cong sapper was reported killed. The U.S. Embassy in Saigon refused to confirm or deny charges by the Viet Cong that the U.S. aircraft carrier Ranger had been sent into waters off South Vietnam's central coastal province of Binh Dinh "to intimidate the population forces." In Honolulu, the Pacific fleet FEWER BIRTH DEFECTS WASHINGTON (AP) - In the first year of life, birth defects cause the highest number of deaths. But, in recent years, medical scientists have made considerable declined comment on the location of the Ranger. There has been heavy fighting in Binh Dinh province, about 270 miles northeast of Saigon, for the past several weeks. President Nguyen Van Thieu told a school audience in Vung Tau today that he believed there would be no change in U.S. policy on Vietnam under President Ford. Thieu praised former President Richard M. Niion, calling his departure "a great regret." CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACMSS 1. Operatic 31. Attending voice J2.Boilontb« 6. Extracted eyelid 12. Pained 34. Noblemen 13. Slow down 36. Formerly called 14. Stationary 38. Shoe size part 40. Unit of 16. Mist's cap reluctance 17. Youngster 41. Balmoral 18.8»nquet 44. Truncate 20. Victory sign 46. Game ragout 22. One of the 48. Floss Dwarfs M. Climbing fish 23. Slender finial 52. Following 26. Outmoded 53. Gr e ek majof 28. Fairy third 30. Guide's note 54. Forbidding appointed ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Duane E. Woodworth, La Crescent, was appointed judge of the Houston County Court Thursday by Gov. Wendell Anderson. Woodworth succeeds retiring Judge Elmer M. Anderson, Caledonia. Woodworth graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1965, served on the attorney general's staff for a year and for three years directed the Leech Lake Legal Services Project. Woodworth is a native of Minneapolis and a graduate of Roosevelt High School. Ferfis falls (Mi.) lurul Sat., Aujmt 10,1974 ] Junior Editors' Quiz on- ROBIN HOOD MRlAlRlAlTl anna QE3QH BBHEEH G.Q SQSEa EHQ C3QE EOQHS QQQQU aaa ~ SOB 0QHHQ SB HJEOa 1 QOE UJEJ BBSS SOIUTION OF YESTHDAY'SPUZZLE 6. Syllable of OOWK 1. Luxuriate 2.Exc:tfi 3.Tintf 4. Matched pieces 5.Fragrance 126 progress situation. improving the To Your Good Health By Dr. George C. Thosteson l 3* 46 50 53 17 il 32 36 33 39 48 29 10 2U 30 "W tb Par Time 30 min. AP Ne hesitation 7. Failure 8. Shoslwneans 9. Billot Fare 10. Before 11. Insectirlje 15 C.-'tse 19. American author 21. Road curve 24. Svrtaier 25. Pionominal adjective 26. Woodland deity 27. Annual summer wind 29. Remote 33. However 35. Tell 37. Brilliance 39. Railways 42. Ufge pulpit 43. Greek" underground 45. Honey buzzard 46. Gloomy 47. Witch bird 49. Newt . 51. Compass point QUESTION: Who was Robin Hood? * * * ANSWER: Robin Hood was a legendary English hero of the Middle Ages. In early folklore, he was portrayed as a benevolent robber or outlaw who lived in Sherwood Forest and was supposed to have robbed the rich and given to the poor. Robin Hood had many followers, including Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, Little John and others. He and his jolly band excelled in archery, and they were admired for their chivalry. As in the case of the Arthurian legends, it is hard to separate fact from fiction. A vast collection of literature concerning Robin Hood has appeared since the 1300s. If he really lived, historians place him in the !2th Century. Poems, stories, operas and dramas have been built around his deeds. Robin Hood was the hero of at least 30 Middle English ballads and many later stories and plays. 8-10 (Edward Mahoney of West Peabody, Mass., wins a prize for this question. You can win $10 cash plus AP's handsome World Yearbook if your question, mailed on a postcard to Junior Editors in care of this newspaper, is selected fora prize.) HAGAR THE HORRIBLE FINDING A PLACE FREE FROM HAY FEVER BUSINESS OPPOR. FOR SALE: Small grocery store with living quarters. Very good store equipment. Business growing. Jc* Jorgenson Realty, 734-6903. Evenings 734 3S13 or 736 3222. RESORTS CAMPING WANT TO RENT CAMPING, PICNIC area, canoe, pontoon rental. Moser Wee Villa Resort. 7W 7621. i BEDROOM apartment for working girls. Call 6 «59 or alter 6 p.m. WANT TO rent: 3 bedroom un furnished house in or near Fergus Falls. Call 739-2233, ext. 391. YOUNG WORKING girl wants to share or rent apartment near downtown area. 637-7661. LANDSCAPE & GARDENING TYSVER LANDSCAPE Nursery and Garden Center. Complete nursery and garden service. AUTHORIZED LAWNBOY Sales and service. Johnson Repair Shop. 736-394?. **** Auction Directory FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 — VIRGIL KRUEGER, 1 mile South of Elbow Lake and 4 miles West on No. 1 — 5:30 p.m. Orvin Rosin, Auctioneer. (Household, Real Estate, Misc.) SATURDAY, AUGUST 17- JULIAN THOMPSON, 361 2nd. Street Northeast, Bamesville, 9:30 a.m., Charles Clauson, auctioneer (Antiques) SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 - CARL 4 ALBERT HAFSTAD, 13 miks Northeast of Bamesville, 1 p.m., Norman Solum & Dean Sillerud, Auctioneers (Farm) WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 - MILTON ERICKSON, ll'i miles Southeast of Dor an, 4 p.m., Dean Sillerud & Norman Solum, auctioneers (Farm) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 - KENNETH J. ROSTAD, Section 32, Maine Township, Lewis Tysdal, Auctioneer (Dairy & Farm) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 - CHARLES PALEK, 9 miles West of Rothsay, 12 Noon, Dean Sillerud i Norman Solum, Auctioneers, (Machinery) **** Dear Dr. Thosteson: Do you know of any place in the North American continent where a person could live year round without falling victim to hay fever—or whatever you call it? - C.H.B. Yes, I do — except your phrase, "or whatever you call it," punches a hole a mile wide in my helpful intentions. Generally speaking, "hay fever" means allergy to ragweed which sheds its pollen (they figure a quarter million tons of it as each summer ends) into the air in August and Early September. But here's the catch. Pollen from trees and various grasses (and sometimes other plants) can give people the same sniffles, sneezes and watery eyes that others get only from ragweed. So if you are talking about ragweed "hay fever," yes, I can tell you where you can find spots with little or no ragweed. In fact I will, a bit farther along, tell you where to get a free state-by-state guide telling you what parts are low in ragweed and which ones you'd better stay away from. But first I have to warn you of something else. It's possible, since your letter comes to me from New Mexico, which does not have as much ragweed, as other states, that your "hay fever" may not be from ragweed. It could be from dust, molds, animal danders, particles from other flowers or plants. To be honest with you, I think the first place for you to start looking for relief is not some other geographical location. The place for you to start is in an allergist's office so that allergy tests can pinpoint to a helpful degree the things which really cause your "hay fever." Samual B. Huff, of Abbott Laboratories, has just sent me a folder which includes a map as well as descriptions of each stale pointing out the good areas and bad spots for ragweed sufferers. (In a lot of Midwest and Eastern states it warns that the are "no refuge areas." And in a few states there is also a spring ragweed season — parts of California, Arizona, etc.) The South in general has a lot of ragweed, except that the lower tip of Florida is quite free of it. (But molds or other plants may bother you, which is why I urged you to have allergy tests.) To the north, if you go far enough north, and in the right location, ragweed doesn't flourish. In Michigan it means getting into some parts of the Upper Peninsula, or to Isle Royale. Maine has some nor- thern areas that are quite favorable. Alaska is a fine place to escape ragweed. California has both good spots and areas you had better run from. Well, send for the Abbott circular if ragweed is your bane. Mr. Huff tells me free copies are available to anyone who writes to Abbott. The address is Public Affairs, Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, HI. 60064. There isn't, by the way, any puffery of any Abbott products in the circular. It's just a public service production. So write to Abbott Labs (not to me) if you want a copy. It looks very useful. Dear Dr. Thosteson: We have a child aged 4 and the bones in the top of his head haven't grown together. Is this something we should be concerned about? — Mrs. H.L. The spaces between the bones of the skull (the fontanelles) should be closed by the second year of life. Are you sure they have not closed in your youngster? Failure to close is extremely rare, and your suspicion should be checked by your physician or pediatrician. Dear Dr. Thosteson: Does flexing one's muscles act as an isometric exercise to build them up? — S. Yes. Is Angina pecloris dangerous? Is there a cure? If you would like to learn more about this heart condition, write to Dr. Thosteson in care of this newspaper for a copy of his booklet, "How to Handle Angina Pectoris." Enclose a long, self-addressed, stamped exvelope and 25 cents. IF THAT'S TM& FASTEST You CAr4 C\\op DOWN A TREE, I QOT SAP NEWS FOR YoU — YoU'LL A LIKE •' A BLONDIE WHAT ARE <y you DOING? ) /— S SREATSCOTT I OVERSLEPT A HALF HOUR/ I THOUGHT I WAS LATE, I MtSHT V AS WELL BE BEETLE BAILEY you DOMT WANT 05 TO PIKE AT BLUFF, coyoa? rr'5 THE SUNS ARE LOADS' WITH BLANKS BOOM! HENRY Composer entertains MONTE CARLO (AP) - Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and composer Aram Khachaturyan entertained a crowd of 2,000 in the court of Prince Rainier's palace here. The two Russian artists had been scheduled to present a world premier of a concerto for cello that Khachaturyan had composed especially for Rostropovich. However, the composer didn't complete it in time, and instead directed the orchestra Wednesday night in a performance of another of his compositions, Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra. TIGER Ulysses S. Grant endured 16- degree temperatures and 40 mile-an-hour winds for his inauguration in 1873. WO&7 POpULKflOM WILU SOON FOOP SUPPLY

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