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The American Trail Foundation

499 US 83

Oakley Kansas 67748

785 672-5503


The Boot hill foundation

132445 harvest road

Dodge City Kansas

Dear Mr Boot

The American trail retains a Block making machine which takes clay from the sub soil and with a

hydriodic piston twelve inches in diameter, it is able to make over 1000 blocks per day. It is driven by a john dear diesel motor and has a converter belt which feeds the material into the block making press.

The block making machine has the ability to mix cement into the adobe block which has a R factor of twenty for cold or heat.

The cost of this machine new, is over $100,000 and is owned by the foundation without any leans.

The American Trail is requesting a matching grant with the amount of $132,000 from your foundation.

The purpose of the Grant is to ship the block mitching to Port Elizabeth South Africa, to taken

to the Municipality of Middelburg, for a project of building inexpensive housing for orphans of parents who have died of Aids.

The community at present has not enough coffins to supply for the dying aids persons in Middelberg south Africa. Over 24 deaths per day from aids.

There is 46,000 residences, living in 5890 houses which are average size of 160 sq. ft.

That means that each person has a four feet by five feet of living space.

So to take a child into a relatives home which is already crowded, and with a unemployment of

31800 people of the 46000 are without any income, or jobs. This makes for a vary hard life.

The Sub-Economic housing in south Africa means: Either a two room, three room house with no

pluming or toilets built on a 1000 sq. ft. or less of land.

.There are two ways we can supply housing for orphans

* No 1. To build housing for the children as a orphanage.

* No 2. To find good families for the children to live in their homes.

Our director will contract with that family to build an addition of 100 sq. ft. to their already existing home at no cost to them. They will then supply a family life stile, for the orphans to live in and raise the child as their own. The family has five years to raise this child under contract before the addition to their house is free and clear from any abdication to the contract. In addition subsidy and clothing will be provided to the orphans. Robert Duvenage will be the South Africa director, and will receive a salary of $1100.00 per month. ( see exhibit A) as to his reassume.

The cost of shipping the Brick mitching to south Africa is around $8,000.00

The balance of the grant will be used for local labor and galvanize roofing and cement for stucco and mixing with the block adobe..





The Prototype of this project will be for the duplication of further projects of this nature in the future. We are excited about this project and am anchors to get started as soon as funding is available.


Jeffrey J. Harsh



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dog food.

Commercial dog food has only been around since the 1930s when cereal companies were trying to find something to do with their rejected grain -- their wheat and rice and corn that failed USDA inspection because of mold, rancidity, and other contaminants.
They discovered that the meat industry faced the same dilemma. Meat that couldn't pass USDA inspection because it had spoiled or because the livestock was diseased.

The idea of mixing the rejects together and calling it "pet food" was born. Marketing firms were hired to plant this lamentable term in the public's mind, but their product was not then -- nor is it now -- "pet food." It's simply a processed artificial diet created for the benefit of the grain and meat industries and the pet food corporations


Ethoxyquin -- which is actually manufactured by the giant chemical corporation Monsanto as a rubber preservative. The containers are marked POISON. The Department of Agriculture lists it as a pesticide. OSHA lists it as a hazardous chemical.

BHA and BHT -- both of which cause liver and kidney dysfunction, and bladder and stomach cancer.

These chemicals are all banned in Europe.

Most pet foods list these preservatives right on the bag or can, but even when it doesn't say so, it's usually in there, anyway.

How can this be? Because a legal loophole allows manufacturers to only list what THEY themselves put into the bag. If they buy some of their ingredients from a supplier who has already added the chemical to those ingredients... The pet food company doesn't have to disclose that on the bag. Isn't that nice?

Australian veterinarian Dr. Ian Billinghurst says: "If you look at the ingredient list on a can or a bag of pet food -- with understanding -- you will realize that what is being listed is a heap of rubbish. Definitely not the wholesome nutritious food you would want to feed to a valued member of your family!"