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BH » » fim = 1111 d ii -(© ,o POST THE FARM'S MOST PRACTICAL MULTI-PURPOSE BUILDING! FREE MACHINE SHED With good, dependable lumber again plentiful, farmers can satisfy their preference for durable wood buildings. They can obtain the solid strength, the wind resistance, the warmth and insulation value of wood . . . the easy and economical upkeep, and the long life of structures built of good lumber. Timber engineers designed this arch-roof, post-free machine shed. It provides 100% usable inside space. It is a sturdy struc ture. It is engineered to withstand wind loads and snow loads. It is an extremely practical building, because it can serve in so many ways—machine shed, as temporary grain storage, as livestock shelter, or general utility building. With a floor area of 36x60 feet and a clear space of 20 feet to the roof ridge, there is room for smaller machines along the walls, with the big implements down the center. 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I J l_ them—could contribute only an in significant part of the energy being expended in making weather. . A lot has been said about artificial rainfall produced by seeding clouds with dry ice particles. Because gen eralizations based upon a small num ber of experiments led to strong public interest and to much specula tion concerning possibilities of such a control of weather, extensive, sci entifically controlled experiments, using all available measuring facili ties, were undertaken to determine the economic value of cloud seeding operations. While these experiments have pro duced evidence that some precipita tion can be induced when cloud con ditions are just right, the amounts are too small to be economically im portant and the "just right" condi tions are such that natural precipi tation is usually falling nearby, or would fall in a short time. Experiments are continuing be cause the induced cloud modifica tions add to an understanding of precipitatior processes, but it ap pears that practical applications of economic importance are far distant. The second partial report on "The Artificial Production of Precipita tion," covering work on clouds in Ohio in 1948, states that "Experi ments showed that .he artificial modification of cumuliform clouds is of doubtful importance for the pro duction of rain. Dissipation rather than new development (of clouds) was the general rule. "There is no indication that seed ing will initiate self-propagating storms, and therefore, the only pre cipitation that can be extracted from a cloud is that contained within the cloud itself. The methods are cer tainly not promising for the relief of drouth." Air Movements, Sun's Heat The great, complicated movements of air about the earth; the differ ences in moisture content and tem perature of air masses over the oceans, continents, and zones; the sun's heat supply; and the rotation of the earth all contribute to making our weather. Sometimes, as last winter, the flow of cold air from Arctic regions is more persistent in Montana than usual, and we have a cold winter. While our winter was very cold, east Mississippi it was un usually warm. Another year might find the eastern half of the country cold and the western half warm. And so weather goes on. The sup ply of weather producing energy from the sun is almost constant, varying a little as sunspots increase or decrease. Some scientists suspect that sunspots have an effect on our weather, and such a variation in solar energy undoubtedly does have some effect—but weather variations have not yet been successfully cor related with sunspot activity to the extent that forecasting therefore is y practical. And Montana and Wyoming will go on for years, experiencing cold when prevailing westerlies become strongest, thundershowers in the summer, etc. All these weather types are part of the complete weather pattern of the earth itself, and each type has its signs which are known to the farm ers and ranchers who experience them every season. Montana Farmer-Stockman Published twite a mouth, on the 1st and 15th. by The Montana Parmer. Inc.. Great Palls. Mont Bntereo as second class matter at the Postoffice at Great Palls. Mon tana ander act of March 3 1879. Magazine Racket Angles Unlimited THE FOLLOWING is a true ac count of an incident that occurred in Montana this fall. The man of the house was work ing on some machinery near the house when a young man drove up in a car. The young man sauntered over to where the man was working and made some pleasantry about the weather and troubles with machin ery and then launched forth with: "Sir, I'm working for a scholarship so that I can complete my plans to become a doctor. I'd like—" But the man of the house knew what was coming and interrupted. you?" "Well, I do represent a company that has magazines to offer. Yes." "O. K. Why don't you skip the scholarship stuff and start selling. Aren't your magazines good enough to stand on their own without your putting in your phony scholarship appeal?" "Yes, sir, but—" "And don't you know that you could be prosecuted for misrepre senting on that 'scholarship-to-be come-a-doctor line'? You aren't really planning to be a doctor are you?" Frank Confession Here the young man was thtown off his guard. T really wasn't completely mis representing things. We're coached very carefully on that. If you'll re member I only said that I was 'plan ning' to be a doctor, and, of course I can change my plans at any time." "So you're 'carefully coached' on such things, eh? Well, now that we have that cleared up, what maga zines do you have to sell?" Thereupon the young man got out his list. He had practically every national publication, including some of the best. With such merchandise to offer it seemed foolish if not criminal to introduce it with a phony appeal for points for schol arships. The young man made no sale in this case, but he might have if he had tried selling intead of sobbing. Racket Variations Go On And so it goes on throughout the nation. It has gone on and is going on in Montana, as Montana Farmer Stockman has reported frequently in the last several months. Wheel chair crews and scholarship crews have scoured the state. Some mag azines are good, others of little value. There is no end to the varia tions they can play. Now they're working for "votes toward a house." That one was reported to Mon tana Farmer-Stockman in a letter from a farm wife recently. The wom an wrote: "A young man is canvassing our community for votes on magazine subscriptions. The votes are for a house. (How the votes add up to a house is not explained.) He says he saw three years of service and has a wife and two children. He did have a stiff knee. The catch to me was his youthful appearance to have had the service he said he had and have been out so long." Now this young man may be in need of a house. But is it too brutal to repeat that the real question is DO YOU WANT THE MAGAZINES HE HAS TO SELL?