The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on October 1, 1974 · Page 6
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—THE WEATHER Sept. Weather 1973-74 Falls (Hi.) Jnrul Tues., Oct. 1,1974 Max 85 84 76 71 74 74 72 77 73 77 74 77 67 64 47 58 66 70 60 57 53 50 61 69 74 59 71 70 71 69 Min 68 69 61 56 47 45 47 53 50 54 41 45 45 39 37 39 32 33 42 32 43 41 37 43 48 54 38 45 48 42 rt? .88 0 .73 .03 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .17 .01 0 0 0 0 .81 T 0 1.40 .32 .12 0 0 0 0 Stpl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Max 65 60 70 79 75 63 79 64 63 66 62 51 61 80 71 87 73 86 72 66 4M 59 73 74 81 89 67 59 56 43 Min 38 37 32 41 50 52 48 47 47 49 52 26 39 40 36 45 51 47 49 34 30 22 45 45 37 41 42 34 27 26 Pep T 0 0 0 0 .23 0 T T T .10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .02 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jos. Felix Sub-station observer National Weather Service NORTHWEST FORECAST Minnesota: Partly cloudy and cold today with slight chance of brief snow flurries mainly northeast and east. Highs today low 40s north to low 50s extreme southwest. Partial clearing and cold tonight. Lows upper teens north to low 30s southwest. Partly sunny and warmer Wednesday. Highs low 50s northeast to low 60s southwest. North Dakota: Partly cloudy today with highs low 40s northeast to low 50s southwest. Occasional cloudiness tonight with lows near 30 northeast to mid 38s southwest. Partly cloudy west and occasional cloudiness east Wednesday with highs mid 50s northeast to mid 70s southwest. South Dakota: Partly cloudy with gradual warming today through Wednesday. Highs today mid 50s northeast to upper 60s southwest. Lows tonight 30s and low 40s. Highs Wednesday upper 60s east to near 80 southwest. AP AVERAGE OF 60 STOCKS 190 .... I MM IMS Id Tin Fri 300 2)5 250 225 m 175 1974 J FMAMJ JA SOND DOW JONES 30 INDUS HWAIS J f MAM J J A SONO USDA meat-animal index decrease seen A Zenith Hearing Aid insures Quality - After-Purchase Protection- Satisfaction. MARKET LOSES — The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 621.95 Friday, down 48.81 from the week prior. The Associated Press average closed at 201.4, marking a decrease of 10.4 over the same period. The market lost all of the previous week's gains during the past few sessions as gauged by the indicators. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped to 1962 levels as investors continued to worry over inflation. Even a long-awaited cut in the prime interest rates of two major banks Wednesday failed to spark predicted rallies. (AP Wirephoto Chart) We start with a complete evaluation to determine your need. Then we help select the aid that's right for you. Choose from a complete line of Zenith instruments priced from $85.00 to $390.00.*' The price includes all the consultation and after- purchase adjustments necessary to your complete satisfaction. Batteries for all makes of hearing aids. The quality goes in before the name goes on. •AsKatxxilour 5-year Protection Plan. • •Manufacturer'ssugststed retail price. PRESCRIPTION PHARMACY SOUTH PHARMACY 1T7 East Vasa — Dial 736-5770 Fergus Falls, Minn. Cold hits many areas By the Associated Press Unseasonably cold weather flowed over the upper Missouri Valley to Lake Superior today with temperatures plunging below freezing and scattered frost reaching as far south as the Applachians and the Ozarks. The mercury dipped to 32 at St. Joseph, Mo., to surpass the previous record low of 33 for Oct. 1 there. Partly cloudy conditions prevailed from the upper Mississippi Valley to the Pacific Northwest. Occasional rain or snow fell over the northern Great I^akes region and clouds rolled over most of the Pacific Coast. The remainder of the nation had clear skies. Temperatures before dawn ranged from 25 at Watertown S.D., to 82 at Phoenix, Ariz. WEATHER RANGE High Low Pr. Fergus Falls Alex'dia cldy Bemidji Snow shw Duluth Hibbing Int. Falls cldy Redw. 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Albany Albu'que Amarillo Anchorage Asheville Atlanta Birmingham Bismarck Boise Boston Brownsville Buffalo Charleston Charlotte Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Denver Des Moines Detroit Duluth Fort Worth Green Bay Helena Honolulu HI LO PRC Otlk 59 31 79 48 75 53 50 35 72 39 76 40 70 44 45 23 77 49 63 42 82 60 55 43 67 39 73 47 54 40 61 34 60 44 80 35 57 33 57 41 40 25 82 54 46 31 51 31 89 74 cdy clr clr clr clr clr clr cdy clr clr clr cdy clr clr cdy cdy .04 cdy cl'r clr cdy cdy clr cdy cdy .01 clr Extended forecast Minnesota: Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday. Chance of rain and a little cooler Friday and Saturday. High in upper 60s northeast to upper 70s southeast Thursday, 50s and low 60s Friday and Saturday. Low in 30s north to 40s south. North Dakota: Partly cloudy with chance of widely scattered rain showers Thursday through Saturday. Mild Thursday with low in 40s and high near 70. Cooler Friday and Saturday, low in 30s and high from mid 50s to mid 60s. LOCAL GRAIN MARKET (Tuesday, Oct. 1) No. 1 Wheat 4.88 No. 1 Oats . 1.60 New Barley 3.75 Corn 3.70 Flax 10.35 Soybeans 8.30 LOCAL HOG MARKET Market: 75 higher butchers; sows 50 higher; Base number 3 butchers 210-240: 35.25; Closely sorted meat type butchers 210240: 35.75-36.25; Sows 270-300: 29.50-30.00; Boars: 2.00 higher 22.00. By DON KENDA1J. AP Farm Writer WASHINGTON lAP) - A government report showing farm prices dropped last month may mean some relief at grocery store counters but it also raises serious storm warnings for consumers and farmers later on. 'Hie Agriculture Department said Monday its farm-price index dropped two per cent from Aug. 15 to Sept. 15, the first decline since last spring. It had risen six per cent in July and three per cent in August. Officials attributed much ot the decline to lower prices on the farm for cattle and hogs. In all, the USDA meat-animal index was down nine per cent from August. Since meat comprises nearly one-third of consumer food spending, that could signal at least a slowdown and perhaps some lower prices for beef and pork this fall. But the prices went down because farmers have been sending more cattle and hogs to market. And at least part of those are potential breeding animals which means there will be fewer to produce pigs and calves next year — and therefore less meat later on. The report included evidence of what can happen when farmers are forced to reduce their breeding stock: prices of eggs and poultry went up 13 per cent during the month. That was because egg and broiler chicken producers — as other livestock producers — have been in a cost crunch of rising feed prices and other expenses. So they have been cutting back. In summary, the price report Monday helped reinforce what farm economists have been saying: the cost of producing meat, milk and poultry is so high that farmers are being discouraged by declining profits. For example, the report showed the farm price of corn dropped slightly to $3.30 a bushel. But that was down only seven cents from August and still $1.15 per bushel more than it was in September last year. Although that may sound fine to a farmer who sells corn, it is terrible to a hog farmer who got an average of $33.60 per 100 pounds of live weight last month. A year ago hogs brought $43.80 per 100 pounds on the hoof and corn was $2.15 per bushel. Put another way, 100 pounds of live hog now brings a farmer enough to buy only about 10 OPEN THURSDAY EVENINGS UNTIL 9:00 O'CLOCK In the BOYS' DEPARTMENT — Downstairs At ARNESON - LARSON - MILTON CLOTHES FOR DAD AND LADl FREE! DECOUPAGE DEMONSTRATION T ii V. Now you can see a live demonstration of those stunning decoupage designs you've been admiring. And, our experienced instructor will show how easily anyone can learn lo make elegant accessories using Patricia Nimocks original designs, techniques and fine quality materials. So, come join the fun and enter the wonderful world of de'coupage! DATE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3 TIME: 1:00 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M. PLACE: HOUSE OF CRAFTS 9 HOUSE OF CRAFTS PHONE 739-9605 222 West Lincoln— Fergus Falls, Minn. (Across from Penneys) bushels of corn. A year ago the same weight of live hog Ixmght more than 20 bushels. The hog-corn ratio was expressed in similar figures for poultry, dairy, and Ijeef producers. Those equations were also distressingly low in profit capability. The report Monday also MARKETS SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. lAP) (USDA) - Cattle and calves: 5000; trading on slaughter steers and heifers slow; early sales slaughter steers 50 higher; slaughter heifers not established; cows slow, steady; bulls not established; vealers slow, steady; three shipments average to high choice 1185-1250 Ib slaughter steers 40.00; other choice 950-1200 Ibs 38.50-39.50; mixed high good and choice 37.50-39.00; good 34.50-37.50; standard and low good 32.0035.00; a few lots good with end of choice 1200-1400 Ib holsteins 35.00-35.50; most standard and good 1100-1500 Ibs 33.50-35.00; utility and commercial slaughter cows 21.50-23.00; selectively 23.50; cutter 19.50-22.00; canner 17.00-20.00; choice vealers 39.0045.00; good 32.00-34.00. Hogs: 8500; barrows and gilts opened fully 50 higher, later 50 to75 higher; trading active; 1-2 200-250 Ibs 37.00-37.50; 1-3 200260 Ibs36.50 to mostly 37.00; 2-4 260-280 Ibs 35.50-36.50; sows steady to 50 higher; full advance on weights over 400 Ibs; 1-2 280-330 Ibs 31.50 32.00; a few 32.50; 1-3 330-400 Ibs 30.50-31.50; 1-340MOO Ibs 29.50-30.50; boars strong; 26.00 to mostly 26.50; weights under 300 Ibs 27.0033.00. Sheep: 2200; slaughter lambs fully steady; slaughter ewes 50 lower; feeder lambs slow, not established; choice to prime 95120 Ib wooled slaughter lambs 35.00-36.00; a deck of high choice and prime around 110 Ibs 36.50; choice 80-95 Ibs 33.0035.00; good to low choice 70 100 Ibs 30.00-33.00; utility and good slaughter ewes 5.50-7.50. NEWYORK POULTRY MARKET ' (Sept. 30) 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: Carlot interest fair on consumer classes. Interest light on institutional weights toms. Retail advertising is widespread. Sales reported: young hens 816 Ibs 45-45'. 2 cents. Young toms 14-22 Ibs 42-42' 2 , 22-24 Ibs 42. showed that the over-all expense of production, fed by genera! inflation, continued to gnaw at farmers last month. Between August 15 and Sept. 15, the report said, the index of prices farmers pay out to meet expenses rose one per cent and averaged 17 per cent above a year earlier. By comparison, the prices they receive for things they sell was seven per cent below September 1973. MINNEAPOLIS GRAIN MARKET (Sept. 30) MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. ( AP) — Wheat receipts 641 year ago 431; Spring wheat cash trading basis down 8-14; prices up 4 to down 2. No. 1 dark northern 11-17 protein 4.88-5.62. Test weight premiums: one cent each pound 58 to 61 Ibs; one cent discount each 'A Ib under 58 Ibs. Protein prices; 11 per cent 4.88-4.98; 12, 5.00-5.08; 13, 5.145.20; 14,5.35-5.37; 15, 5.45-5.47; 16, 5.56-5.58; 17, 5.57-5.62. No. 1 hard Motana winter 4.75-5.37. Minn-S.D. No. 1 hard winter 4.70-5.37. No. 1 hard amber durum, 7.00; discounts, amber 10-20; durum 20-40. Corn No. 2 yellow 3.81%3.82'/ 2 . Oats No. 2 extra heavy white 1.78. Barley, cars 150, year ago 196; Larker 2.91-4.20; Blue Mai- ting2.9H.10; Dickson2.9M.20; Feed 2.20-2.90. Rye No. 1 and 2 3.10-3.30. Flax No. 1 10.75. Soybeans No. i yellow 8.58. NEW YORK BUTTER AND EGG MARKET NEW YORK (AP)—(USDA) — Wholesale egg offerings increasing slightly. Demand fair today. Wholesale selling prices based on volume sales. New York spot quotations follow: Whites: Fancy large 62-65. Fancy medium 57-60. Fancy smalls 41-44. NEW YORK (AP) - (USDA) — Butter offerings under tone firm. Demand good. Wholesale prices on bulk cartons (fresh). Creamery, 93 Score AA 71- 7Hi cents; 92 Score A 70V4-71. Cheese offerings firm. Wholesale sales, American cheese (whole, milk). Single daisies fresh 91',fe-99M> cents. Flats aged UO'i-l.25%. Processed American pasteurized 5 Ibs 82V4-92. MITCHELL'S TV - STEREO & APPLIANCE 201 West Lincoln — Phone 736-5684— Fergus Falls, Minn. — Open Thursday Evenings Until 9:00 O'clock — ? Got Dishwasher ^ Confusion ? and ? i doubt COME TO THE MAYTAG We'll show you why a Maytag Dishwasher washes better. ^ ^ a front loading MAYTAG Portable/Convertible Dishwasher - ^ <* V can be converted later to a built-in Choose Iron a selection of Built Ins Port aSI«$ — iF-clodes a Frontloadir.j Convertible MAYTAG DEPENDABILITY BEAR IN MIND IT'S THE SERVICE THAT COUNTS SERVICE IS NOT A PROBLEM! IT'S A POLICY!

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