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Characteristics Of Persons 60 Years Of Age And Older In Linn County, Iowa, Wayne A. Fuller, Ray E. Wakeley, Walter A. Lunden, Pearl Swanson, Elisabeth Willis Jun 1963

Characteristics Of Persons 60 Years Of Age And Older In Linn County, Iowa, Wayne A. Fuller, Ray E. Wakeley, Walter A. Lunden, Pearl Swanson, Elisabeth Willis

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Early in 1957, 695 persons 60 years of age or older were interviewed in Linn County, Iowa. This group was randomly selected from the population of such persons residing in the county. In attempting to draw generalizations for the population of senior persons of Linn County from the survey, the following comments appear appropriate. The majority of this age group were well adjusted, considering themselves a part of the community and expressing little desire to change their present mode of life. A majority preferred to live in their own homes in their present community rather than in homes or accommodations ...


Soil Erosion And Some Means For Its Control, R. Burnell Held, Melvin G. Blase, John F. Timmons Aug 1962

Soil Erosion And Some Means For Its Control, R. Burnell Held, Melvin G. Blase, John F. Timmons

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The control of soil erosion on the many farms where it is still a problem would not be difficult if it required only an understanding of the critical physical relationships between climate, topography, plant cover, water and soil as well as an ability to prescribe the proper engineering and agronomic measures for each situation. Soil losses, when greatly in excess of those produced by natural geological processes, result from the use of particular farming practices and cropping systems. While an understanding of the physical conditions which produce this erosion is essential, so is an understanding of the reasons that farmers ...