The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 2, 1967 · Page 43
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 2, 1967
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personal attention to her pupils. Each student receives an education personally tailored for him from a library of learning programs, There is no competitive grading, because competition between students has been replaced by competition between each individual student and his own capabilities. In our homes, the outdoor area has been transformed in spectacular fashion. Radiant heat adds months to the use of the outdoor patio and to the swimming pool. The roof of a modern house is automatic. It is controlled by a simple device sensitive to moisture, temperature and windj ancl it Hoods the house with fresh air, sunshine or moonlight — according to the local weather and the desires of the occupants. When the automatic roof is closed, the climate in the house is completely controlled. Temperature, humidity, purity — all are handled by sophisticated systems. The old-fashioned 1965 laundry room has been replaced by an inconspicuous unit along the wall that Uses no water. It has a permanent detergent that regenerates itself after each use. Soiled clothing goes in one side . . . and dry, ready-to-use clothing comes out the other. Thus the coat closet is combined with the dry cleaning. In the kitchen the refrigerator has been replaced by small drawers and wall cabinets scattered at convenient locations . . . one just right for meat near the range and oven area . . .one just right for vegetables near the sink . . . one for milk. Frozen foods have been replaced by foods prepared by a vacuum-drying process. You just add water and heat. The taste is magnificent. All the dishes are kept in a combination storage and washing unit. The housewife removes clean dishes as she needs them, and puts soiled dishes back in the unit when the day ends. Every dish, clean or dirty, gets a wash every day. Electronics has taken over much of the chore of shopping. The food storage area of this modern home is linked by computer to the supermarket. The computer monitors the food supply, and when it runs low, the supermarket automatically delivers a new supply. Letters are no longer carried by train or plane. Instead they are sent from the sender's post office by wire — almost like a telegram — re-produced in a split second at the receiver's post office — and then delivered locally. Mail sent in California in the morning, is of course, delivered the same day in New York. In this year 2000, people are equipped with miniature radio stations. It's the end result of years of research into molecular electronics. Linked by radio to local police stations and hospitals, this security system gives rapid service to the individual if he is attacked by others or suffers sudden ill health. Another type of communication with radio frequencies is with the insect world. In the year 2000, we are developing systems of great interest to agronomists. We are learning how to kill insects and viruses with electronics without killing the plants. Without heat, we can even break the dormancy of seed alfalfa and gladiola bulbs. Flowers bloom all year with no need for a greenhouse. They just need the right radio frequency signal generated by a small molecular electronic block. We take these things for granted in the year 2000, 'but we do have exciting new .frontiers in this age. They lie where the journey of man began, in the ocean, and where man's aspirations have always taken him — upward to the stars or more correctly, to the planets. Now there are entire farms and small total electric cities on the continental shelves. Modern undersea farmers farm for seaweed, fish and food for the cattle raised on dry land. These farmers live in groups of 20 or 30 — working the depths. And already, in the year 2000, we are planning to build nuclear reactors deep in ocean water. The water serves as a coolant, and as a wonderfully efficient and inexpensive nuclear shield. Journeys to manned stations on the moon are commonplace and the exploration of the nearby planets such as Mars are well advanced. I have described the future as I see it today — basically I believe it is a correct picture. But of one thing I am certain; some major technological change that we can't even dream about today will have taken place in that Year 2000. I made a hog of myself I It's logical. The more grain you grow, the more hogs you can feed out. So be "hoggish" when it comes to corn yields. Plant modern DeKalb Brand XL Hybrid Varieties. They're bred for more tolerance to disease and insects. Bred for thick planting and high fertility. Bred to stand ... to shell out bigger yields of plump, energy-rich grain. Plant all DeKalb Brand Breakthru and XL Corn Varieties. This field sign identifies a wise choice in seed corn. "DEKALB"is a Registered Brand Name. MORE FARMERS PLANT DEKALB THAN ANY OTHER BRAND

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