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Section B -- The Times Leader, Thursday, April 10, 2003 COUNTY FARM Eugene A. Elhard - NDSU Extension Agriculture commissioner Roger Johnson has issued a spe- cial Local Needs registration (SLN) to FMC Corp., enabling North Dakota sugarbeet produc- ers to use the insecticide Mustang Max to control wireworms. "Although a number of insecti- cides are registered to control wireworms in sugarbeets, they are either unavailable or more hazardous than Mustang Max,'' Johnson said. "Since EPA guide- lines state that offering users a less hazardous formulation can justify a special local need, I am confident that this is a proper use of Section 24(c) authority." Johnson explained that FMC is discontinuing Mustang, leaving producers without a zeta-cyper- methrin-based insecticide to con- trol wireworms. "Growers can also use the organophosate insecticides, like Counter* or Lorsban against wireworms, but both of these pesticides are relatively toxic," Johnson said."Produces want less hazardous alternatives." Applications must follow all directions, restrictions and pre- cautions on the registered, end- use product label, and have a copy of the exemption label in their possession during applica- tion. The SLN registration expires March 17, 2008. North Dakota ranks third in sugarbeet production, growing 17 percent of the nation's total. GRASS CATTLE Have you sharpened your pencil in budgeting calves for grass? Tim Petry, NDSU Extension Livestock Specialist, reports that with recent rains in the winter wheat belt, demand for North Dakota light weight feeder cattle has increased along with the selling prices. Petry cautions producers to assess their own grass situation with current moisture conditions in Dickey County. As I write this column, we're still waiting for moisture. The moisture went across the northern part of the state last week. In the past, we've always talked about how you can use yearlings to manage grass pro- duction. The fact is that a lot of that old grass was grazed off this winter and won't be a source of feed for spring grazing. Last week's 500-550 lb. weight steers were selling for over a dollar a pound. Petry's forecast for 700- 800 lb. steers for the third and fourth quarter is around the 82 cents per pound. Now that's about an eighth cent price slide on those initial 500 pounds. That figures out to be $90. So, have you penciled your costs and projected your gains? Forms Extension livestock specialist, Harlan Hughes would say, if you can't make it work on a good chance you won't work in reality. Kevin Sedivec, cialist, says our respond to April, May rains. We're almost the middle of the month 0 with minimal moisture. will effect your daily gain. Petry warns that calves are to go to grass. 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Exchanging inside air with outside air is required to remove moisture and pollutants. Ventilation minimizes exposure to human-generated pathogens such as viruses and bacteria that cause illness. Don't forget about changing your furnace filter fre- quently to reduce air-borne dust and dander. * Moisture, Moisture, Moisture. Water damage in a home does not only come from a leaky roof or flooding. Each per- son produces 3 pints of water per day while breathing. About 1 pint of moisture is introduced into a home from a ten minute shower. Be aware of leaks from plumbing, under sinks and other hidden locations. Always vent your clothes dryer outside. Turn on the exhaust fan when taking a show- er. Recommended humidity levels in winter is 30 to 40 percent. Higher levels lead to increased window condensation which can lead to mold issues in your walls. During the summer, indoor humidity levels should be kept below about 65 percent to mini- mize potential for mold growth. Don't forget to inspect crawl spaces and attics for water dam- age. Be aware that closets can be a breeding ground for mold. Keep items away from a~ wall to ensure proper Our of sight doesn't mean out of mind. about colorless, odorleSS tially hazardous as carbon monoxide Radon test kits can be from some hardware American Lung Carbon monoxide should be placed on every your home. Always watching for hazards in your home you not only dollars costly repairs, but will you and your family years to come. Flag rT 209 1 lth St. N. Ellendale, ND 58436 701-349-5336 1-877-949-5336 Locally Owned... JOHN DEERE And Here to Stay! The On With Don't be left In the dark--turn on the power with a Honda generator. Honda Honda Generator ~?~ Generator Only ww,,.=~=~m Only s799 $1,99900 f "Trusting Accounting Professionals Since 1978" W.W. WEISPFENNING CPAs LTD. 516 Main Ave., Oakes ND 701-742-3375 213 I st Ave. S, Jamestown ND 701-252-7029 509 Main St., Edgeley ND 701-493-2341 j ~DEMOLITION =~TREE REMOVAL ~DITCH DiGGiNG ~GRAVEL HAULING *NEw STOCK PONDS & CLEAN OUTS KEVlN HELWlG 701.692-2826. 800-417-3430 Cell: 701-678-3430 9974 Hwy. I, Oakes, ND Q. My husband's grandmother left us some antique furniture including an old Victorian high chair that converts into a stroller and rocking chair. We noticed that the date 1876 is stamped into the wood on the back of the chair's frame. Would this mean it was made to commemorate our nation's Centennial year? What more can you tell me about it, and how much would it be worth? Maxine Benson, Long Beach, CA A. Such chairs had nothing whatsoever to do with the celebra- tion of the Centennial year and the date is merely coincidental. A patent was issued to C.A. Perley of Baidwinsville, Mass. on Feb. 29, 1876 for the design of such a chair, and if you look closely with a magnifying glass, you'll see the words and date, "Design Pat. Feb. 29, 1876," stamped on the back of the chair. Some models only con- verted into a stroller that could be wheeled about, while others (like the one you have) could be changed or converted into a stroller as well as a rocker, by pulling up a knob on a long metal rod behind the seat. Such walnut Renaissance Revival 'rock n' roll' high chairs were manufactured by Thompson, Perley, and Wait of Boston, and one can be found pic- tured and priced between $450 and $650 depending on condition, in the "Big Book of Antique Furniture - Featuring English & Continental, Colonial Revival and Victorian Furniture - With Up-To- Date Pricing" by David P. Lindquist and Caroline C. Warren available in a thick multi-hundred page edition, loaded with sharp black and white and color photos, and which lists auction houses, dealers, museums, libraries, and countless other sources, and cov- ers all pieces of furniture with their origin, for $23.99 postpaid from Krause Publications, 700 E. State St., Iola, Wl 54990-0001. Or phone (800) 258-0929 toll free to order. Or for an auto- graphed copy, write David Lindquist, 1213 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514, or phone him at (9191 942-3179. Q. Where can I possibly get a recording or copy of the old song "Deck of Cards" by "rex Ridder? Laura Peterson, Indianapolis, IN A. This uplifting, stirring and soulful World War II song, about a soldier who used a deck of cards for his Bible was first recorded by "rex Ritter, and later by Phil Harris. Both recordings (trans- ferred from the original records) are available (as a pair) on a cas- sette for $11 postpaid from George Siiha (to whom checks or money orders should be made payable) c/o The House of Music, 2057 W. 95th St., Chicago, IL 60643. Phone 773-239-4114. Fax 773-239-9722. Also available from Silha (to whom checks or money orders should be made payable) c/o The House of MusiCs fore mentioned address) is an extremely rare two-hour long CD set of "The Golden Age of American Comedy" featuring 18 long skits by George Burns and Gracie Allen, Bob Hope, Abbott and Costello, Jack Benny, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Milton Bed, Red Skelton, Fred Allen, Art Carney, Henry Morgan, Arthur Treacher, Bob and Ray, Jack Aibertson, and Mel Blanc for $25 postpaid, or on two (hour long each) cassettes, for $20 post- paid that'll transfer you back in time. Q. I have a 1933 Century of Progress Chicago nutshell (being a walnut), which has miniature pictures of all the exhibits inside. Does it have any value? John Bishop, Highland, IN A. According to expert Rick Rann the little pictures inside, around $20 to $25 ing on its condition and original mailing tag hanging by a wire, addressed to ed to send the nut to, required a 2 or 3-cent stamp. Collectors World's Fair items will greet each other, at annual World's Fair Show at the Elk Grove Inn in Elk Grove Sunday, March 30, a.m. to 4 p.m. where play of Century will be featured. For or directions, phone 708-442-7907 or rann@aol.com in Oak To learn more and Expositions and to enter a whole write the World's Society, Inc. c/o P.O. Box 20806-3806, FL 34276. Enclose annual membership, includes a bimonthly Fair News newsletter. 923-2590 or wfcs@aol.com; aol.com/Bbqprod/~ World's Fair and Ex have been issued since 1800s, and some of items 'ere or pottery companies working kilns and on the fairgrounds. ago, a 97-year old an amber gl envelope, made Libby Glass that was as a souvenir, when took him to the fair. Write Anita Gold, ~ 597401, Chicago, enclose a envelope.