The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 9, 1966 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 9, 1966
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Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moinet Tu**day, AugMtt 9, 196A Blazes Plague Area Family balance of 1.7 toilUott bushels are expected to be redeemed by repayment by the maturity date of July 31. County ASC Committees have handled most of the bin sales through public auctions. Sale of grain bins will be continuing throughout this summer and fall* When fire swept through and completely destroyed a large barn and all its contents on the Wilford Kohlhaas farm, about 11 miles southeast of Algona, during the wee hours Thursday morning, he became the third member of that family to lose a barn by fire recently. This latest blaze came 13 days after a large barn was destroyed by fire on the Raymond Kohlhaas farm, a half-mile west of the Wilford- Kohlhaas place, and before that a large barn on their parent's farm, across the road from Raymond, also burned down. Algona firemen were called to the latest fire at 1:25 a. m. Thursday and they were joined by firemen from Livermore and Bode in what developed into a battle with hoses and water to save surrounding buildings on the place. Firemen from here were on duty at the scene of the blaze until 4 a. m. The photo above clearly shows silhouettes of two spectators, left, and two Algona firemen, Jim Utt and Dick Frideres, who were stationed near a fence beyond the northeast corner of the blazing structure. Inside the barn when the fire was discovered were eight brood sows with little pigs and a large amount of hay. Seven of the sows with pigs were removed in time to save them. The barn was 60 x'60 feet. Firemen pumped a total of 3,000 gallons of water on the blazing barn and surrounding buildings. Combustion of hay was blamed for the fire. It was also blamed for a fire at the L. N. Bormann farm Tuesday, a blaze that swept through the barn, destroying about half the hay, Tuesday. A hay shed nearby was also saved. (UDM Polaroid Photo by Don Smith) Unneeded Grain Storage Bins Are Sold Farmer - elected ASC county committeemen acting as agents for USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation have sold Iowa farmers nearly 16,000unneeded grain storage bins since 1963, according to the Iowa Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation (ASC) State Committee. Bins have been sold in every Iowa county. Bins sold so far contain space for more than sixty-six million bushels of gram. Six years of farmers reducing production through the feed grain program has lowered carry-over stocks from two billion bushels of corn in 1960 to 1.1 billion in 1965 and an estimated one billion by this fall. In Iowa nearly 19 million acres have been diverted from corn production through six years of the feed grain program. With corn production averaging about 9.8 million acres, Iowa has also diverted nearly two full years corn crops since 1961. Also contributing to surplus reduction has been a dramatic increase in farm exports in the last six years. T,otal exports jumped 29 per cent, from 4,8 billion dollars in 1960 to 6.2 billion dollars in 1965, Exports for dollars increased even more. In I960 the U. S. exported 3.3 billion dollars worth of farm products in cash sales. In 1965 this figure climbed to 4,8 billion dollars, a 45 per cent increase. The rapid shift to shelled rather than ear corn harvest makes the sale of these bins particularly timely. According to the recently released 1964 U. S. Census of Agriculture Iowa farmers owned 12,042 self propelled combines in the fall of 1964. Implement dealers report a continuining increase in sales of combines and other picker- sheller equipment. The census also reports 8165 crop driers on farms in 1964, an increase of 4,352 since 1959. Farmers are buying these CCC bins to keep abreast of harvest method changes. This kind of storage space on farms will permit farmers to continue using ASC price support loans. Loans can be obtained on stored grain at harvest time. An example of the value of farm storage space is apparent with the 1965 soybean crop: Iowa farmers placed 23.2 million bushels of 1965 soybeans under CCC loan. Because of a strong market this spring and summer, 21.5 bushels have been redeemed by repayment. The remaining DRUGSTORES... by GERALD THUENTE We talked to a little boy yesterday — who said he was ready to run away from home — except he's not supposed to cross the street. The child psychologists warn that parents should not upset the child when he is being corrected, but how are you going to get at the part that needs attention? Speaking of children — Thuente Pharmacy carries a complete line of baby needs. t ' A Mother's work is never done . . . A pharmacist's training is never complete . . . but continuous! 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