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Dakota County Herald.
ALL TIIE NEWS WHEN IT IS NEWS
KSTAUMSHKIl ""MIST 2S, 1S9I.
DAKOTA CITY, Nr.IUtAl.UCA, Till IISHAA, 3IA11CII It. 1921
VOL. XXVIII. NO. 20,
NEWSY ITEMS TltOM
Ponca Advocate: Mrs. William
Frtizier is seriously ill nt her home in
Crcighlon News: Miss Fearl Fran
cisco of Hoyal, was a Sunday guest at
the home of Mrs. C W. Preston, re
turning home Monday evening.
Neligh News: Henry Francisco
lias commenced action in the district
d action in the district
i v r,i i a Cm
ope county, the object
J ', ,,,n .i...
court against J
ton and Ante!
of which is to
.O IUUUVUI U,1UU UUIII-
Wynot items in Hartington Herald.
H. A. McCormick left for Omaha last
week to visit his family for a few
days. Mrs. McCormick returned with
him and expects to, visit here for a
week. After school is out at Oma-
ha, the entire family expects to move
to Wvnot and make their permanent
Ponca Journal: Miss Esther Smith
of Willis beg
an work at the Georue
Carter home Mondav. . . .Mrs.
Sioux City with Mrs
mother, Mrs. Ross. .
Sioux City Journal, 25:
Mrs. Madious Learner, of Dakota City,
Neb., were the guests Monday and
Tuesday in the home of Mr. Leam-
lay in the home of Mr. Leam-
er's brother. Jacob Learner W. E.
PnUn ic ctiinilttin1 o -fmit ilniKf iiioltin .
with her sister, Mrs. George Bnrteb, 1"'" ,n Dakota and D.xon coun
near Dakota Cit;v. . . .Prof, and Mrs. ties- he mnttcr is of interest her
Conrad Jacobson' spent Saturday in "s .nv,nB bearing on our highway
Surber has departed for Waterbury, ter. ...Amos Linafelter, fivin Water
Nel)., being called there by the rer- lmrv' visited here Tuesday night at
ions illness oi ins mother, Mrs. A. II.
Lyons Mirror: Sunday guests at
the Warner home were: Mr. and Mrs
Charley Frey, Mrs. Len Craig, Mrs.
Mary Ann Frey. M sfs Alice Johnson
ind Anna Stass. .. .Mrs. C. G. Frey
and Mrs. William Korth of Thurston
wero-hero Friday, guests afc the War
ner home, where their mthoer, Mrs.
Mary Ann Frey, has been visiting for
a week or two.
Sioux City Journal, 27: A double
wedding was held at the home of
Kev. Donnld M. Mcintosh, pnstor of
the Knox Presbyterian church yester
day when Edwin C. Hoxie, of Sioux
City, nnd Josephine Barron, of South
Sioux City, Neb., were married, and
Lucy L. Shane, of South Sioux City,
Neb., was wedded to Ramsley M. Hef
ler, of Holston, Minn.
Bloomfield Monitor: T. H. Fair
brother came last week for a visit
with his brother, It. L. Fairbrother,
foreman at the Journal office. He is
also a printer, holding down the job
of foreman in the" Journal oliice at
Gordon, this state, the paper being
conducted by B. S. Leedom, formerly
publisher of the Osmond Republican
and well known to many of our read
ers. The Monitor acknowledges a
fraternal call from Mr. Fairbrother.
Walthill Times: Mr. nnd Mrs.
Itnrph Mason and babe came up from
Rosalie Sunday owning to visit at
ONLY A FEW WKKKS
anw we will wake up some fine morning to
find the sun shining on the north side of the
fence; and the
UKKKN GK ASS
beginning to show through.
Till: FAKSI(illTEI) FA It Midl
and everyone else is beginning to figure on the
NtitiDKI) SIMUNU IMPKOYEMKNTS
And, while there are some things that you may
be able to get along without for a short time,
NKCESSAKY HFII,I)(J UKPAIKS
also fences to make and repair.
YO U 31 A V I! K TI V, JIT F() It 31 ON K V
and you may make the old car run another
season; but you are going to
HUV THK IIUILDINtiK, UKPAIKS
tools you need to do business with, and the
fences you need to keep the stock out of the
crops just as sure -well, just as sure as you
plant a crop.
LCMHKIt PltlCKS AltK LOW--
just as low as Farm Product prices.
W K If A Y E TA It EN 0 V It LOSS
along with the producers of crops. We
starting on the New Year with
CONFrOKNCK IX THE l-TTlTHE
It is the only way during this time of
adjustment. We want you to visit our Lum
, ber yard often; and we will do our best to
serve your needs.
0. F. HVOHES & CO.
H. It. GREEK, Manager. Dakota City, Neb.
the homo of his parents. .. .Mrs. T.
A. Chase of Macy went to Dnkotn
City last evening for a week's visit
with her daughter, Miss Mabel Chase.
...William (Budge) Lamson, mid
Don Brown rigg departed Tuesday for
Excelsior Springs, Mo., to work with
Geo. Lamson in n gymnasium he has
WnHVlill Piftvnn. Alloc Mt tin AT.
. , , . . , " ." ".,"" ,"
len went to her home at Hubbard on
fr",n! to, """ ,.until Sum1ny....
Mrs. Charles Darnell came down from
T1,D C.,t,. .!.. . ..J.I4 I !
Mrs. Will Darnell.... Mrs. L. M. Coo-
lv nf TInUtnxoit.. !) ...I. I....1
,,een vlsitlnK rointiveg ,lt Wakefield,
stop,)e(1 0,v here Satur(lay t0 vigit nt
the w ,,. M(lon ho 'she t
otj home Tuesday.
Randolph Times: K. J. Ilucy o!
Crofton was an over Sunday visitor
,n Randolph. He has sold out his
K'nragc business there and will seek
"J0?""0" where. . . .L. V. DeVorc
WL"t lo '-n "n '"y
,... f .U.. - " :... i..i. - .1.
M''""' -"1- wiiiuiiuiiiiy emit in ine
loan manor mat is cau&inu sucr
t0 Sioux Citv-
Emerson Enterprise: Mrs. John
Watson visited Wednesday nt the
J?,01"0 of her niece in South
ity Mrs. Geoige Hnlin wen
bout Sio"x City Wednesday
bout" 'ux City Wednesday nnd
M'ent the day at the home of her sis-
'V "Ulll,! ul " orouier, nenry...
Anthony Simmons from Nacora, spent
Sunciuy at the home of his cousin,
Mrs. Adolph Zastrow Mis. Joe
Heeney and children from Nacora,
visited a few days here lnht week at
the home of her brother, Jack Ker
win....Mrs. Clyde Meyers and Mrs.
Chas. Rockwell were called to Homer
Monday by the serious illness of their
father, John Church. .. .Mrs. Nick
Jensen and daughter went to Nacora
Tuesday and spent the day at the
home of her sister. Mrs. T-Vpi! Wntfn
who is reported to be very sick with
The following marriage licenses
were Issued by County Judge Mc
Klnloy durjng the past week:
Name and Address. Age.
Sam Mirkin, Sioux Citv 22
Sarah Peterson, Sioux City 10
Herman A. Zastrow, Hubbard, Neb.,31
Emma Nelson, Hubbard, Nob 32
James Dillon, Sioux City 23
Sophia Elsworth, Sioux City 21
Walter W. Lerwi 11, Sioux City,.. Legal
Hannah Brenard, Sioux City... Legal
Some good young work horses,
firm 1400 lbs. down. Prices reason
ble. MIKE MITCHELL & SON,
THK HKHALD FOK NEWS
WHAT DDKS IT COST TO
PRODuri: an aciu: or oats
(From Farm Bureau News)
When the packers, the railronda, or
any other large concern sets out to
justify their rights to chnrge certnin
prices or to ask for legislation which
may seem unreasonable, they ntoncu
show their books to justify their
clnlms. To assist in furnishing re
liable figures for the Stnte Faun Bu
renu Federation, nnd for thoir own
knowledge, 15 farmers began In the
spring of 1920 to co-operate with thu
Dakotn County Farm Bureau in keep
ing cost records on oats.
The method employed in this work,
for most of these farmers, was for
the Farm Bureau office to each week
mail the co-operators a "card on
which to report back the wcrk done.
Theactunl records were then kept by
Bureau. This method assured prompt
ness and accuracy. The completed
records are now being returned to
the person furnishing the data.
These records were kept in all
parts of the county and in nil cases
represent the farmer's entire crop.
So far as can be determined, they
are a fair average for the county.
Both man nnd horse labor are fig
ured in hours. This eliminates er
rors from diiTeren,t lengths of days
worked and takes care of pieces of
days, giving a unit on which nil can
accurately report. Man hours were
chnrged nt 40 cents per hour. This
was figured nt nn nverage of seventy
dollars per month, with thirty dollars
for board, and allows for -t'-o lost
time. Extra labor used for har
vesting nnd threshing was charged
at the price actually paid. The
horse hours were figured at i'O cents
per Jiour for each horse. This fig
ure is estimated to cover feed, inter
est on investment, and depreciation,
and is not high when it is known
that the average horse hours per
year, as reported by the Missouri Ag
ricultural Experiment Station, is onl
The following table sets forth the
Labor Factors In Oat l'milm'tlcm
W X ffi X Houra P"
8 S Kg 2g f Labor "it
g33a per acre go
: t fw x a? k- w
? : !? ?sr a s. i go
: : ? . ' rsB.na.F1
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: . ; -t t ' u .
' . . CO ' (5 .
19 95 459 63 1114T 5.5 10. 71.3
20 15 117 0 202 7.8 13.55.o2
21 22 122 0 2121 5.5 9.0 4.12
22 22 147 9 329 7.5,14.9 G.i)S
23 75 283 0 507 3.8 7. G 3.01
24 20 172 18 388 9.5 1G. 917.1c
25 20 10G 14 308 G.0 15.4 5.48
2G 5 24 5 04 G. 0)12. 8 1.96
27 50 354 27 776 7.C15.5 G.14
28 40 297 54 818 .8.8120.4 7. GO
31 25 140 0 300 o.G'12.0 I.Gt
33 16 101 0 217 6.3113.6 5.21
34 47 157 0 297 3.31 0,3 2.58
3G 35 200 3G 480 G.7U3.9I5.41
37 23 189 0 488 8.221.28,52
Seed, time and threshing are fig
ured at the prices actually paid for
them or .at their market value. Thu
use of machinery was charged for at
the rate of five cents for each horse
hour of labor, a factor which hns
been determined by tho experiment.
station, btorage was figured agauiit
the crop at l1 cents per bushel.
Hail insurance was only found in
one record, No. 34, whore 74 dollars
were paid on 47 acres. Record No.
27 has a very high cost per bushel
and a low yield. This was caused by
sweetclover taking a largo portion ol
the field which reduced the averago
For the use of (land, five percent
interest on its actual value and the
taxes were charged against the crop
of land owners. These lands ranged
in value from $200 to $300 per acre.
The taxes varied from G7 cents to
$1.95 per acre. Renters were
charged what they paid per acre.
In the case of share renters only
their portion of the crop was charged
with the expense when finding tho
cost per bushel. Records Nos. 22, 24,
27 and 31 are from rented farms.
Table 2 summarizes the cost elements:
TABLE 2 EXPENSE RECORD
Cost per Acre
A study of the labor units in table
1, should be of special inteiest to
farmers, as these factors may be
converted into costs representing any
wage scale. It Is readily seen that
there is a wide range in both man
and horse labor. A comparison of
the cost, per acie of table 2 shows
that under 1920 conditions, even with
high priced help, the labor cost is a
relatively small item and for thnt
reaScn the crop should not bo neglect
ed If a reaonablo increase can be se
Table 3 shows the average cost per
acre of tho various elements enter
ing into production.
OF 15 RECORDS
Use, of Land
Threshing and Twine ..
Equipment and Storage
The average yield per acre for
these 15 farms was 26.6 bushels,
while the averago yield for the coun
ty over a period of years is around
38 bushels. The average total cost
per bushel is 95.5 cents, whereas if
the crop had been nn average yield
it would have been reduced to G3.9
cents per bushel. There were a to
tnl of 510 ncrs covered by these rec
ords.", CA'ltlfHi FOR Till.
- YOUN(J ORCHARD
Pruning and Training.
"(From Fnnn Bureau New
Fruit treos, like children, need
early' training to make them form
good habits. Too often trees are
bought, bet out, and forgotten until
the time comes for them to bear. At
this time drastic measures are neces
sary to put thu tree in shape for
producing good crops. Large limbs
frequently have to be removed to
perinit sunlight to got into the cen
tor of the treo and to eliminate
crossing branches. Large limbs arc
excee'dingly undesirable since they
afford excellent places for cankers
td gain entrance.' Removing large
limbs.likewiso disturbs the equilllK
al to legulnrity in bearing. Thu
time to start training the tree is the
year it is set out. Every year after
that give a little timely attention
and there will be little use for a
saw. The tree will llvu longer and
bear better and larger crops in years
to come, than where pruning is neg
lected for four or five years and then
a heavy pruning given.
In setting out tho trees, strongest
branches should he tin the south side
and the tree leaned a little to the
south tos counteract the tendency of
the tree to grow to the north. In.
mediately after the tree is set out,
it should bo pruned to equalize the
top and root system. In taking the
tree from the nursery row, one-half
to three-fourths of the root system
is removed. An equal or greater
amount of top should be removed.
But whore, how and why?
For Nebraska conditions the cen
tral leader should be retained to
protect the center of the tree from
our intense sun. In addition, three
or four should be left to form the
scaffold or frame work. These'
branches should be distributed so
that there is a distanco of 5 or 6.
inches between branches. In thhil
manner crotches are avoided which
in Inter years split off.
In addition, they should be short
ened in to 12 or 14 inches to a
strong bud on the outer side. The
end bud grows fastest as a rule and
if this bud is on the outside, tho
tendency will be for the tree to
.spread. CI his treatment is especial
ly necessary for upright growers like
Whitney No, 20. The central lead. 1
should lie shortened in to 20 inches
to a strong bud on the south side of
the treo to force tho growth to the
south. During the summer it is
well to go over tho trees onco or
twice to remove little limbs that
T3 S tO 8 ft"
ft P c " 7T
n -. , .
20.75 .89 30.
27.27 .75 30.4
.007 35. 2
23.44 .97', 21.
21.84 .91 24. I
2G. 41 1.17 22.51
27.07 1.08 25.
1.83 10. I
25.23 .96 20.2
24.09 .00 10.
22.11 .98 22. C
10,20 ,74 21.8
23.65 .70 31.2
cross or grow toward the center of
During the first five or six years
the tlm of the orchard owner should
'be to dovelopc n woll balanced large 2!), rango 9, in this, county, outsldo
top and a largo root system. It Is of city of South Slotix City, tho ohie
nccessnry therefore to cultivate the trie transmission ll':i.i running from
j orchard. Cultivated crops .uch as tho city of oSuth SIoik Cily, ebrns
vegetables, strawberries or corns nroka, to 'tho vlllagu of Dakota ltv.
I. ..n ...I.... I r.... .. I.. .1... v.m .. .. ... j.. .
wen Muieu mr usi" m mu juuuk wi-
chard. The trees receive the ben
efit of cultivation and the ground is
made to pay for the labor. Grains,
cane, fruits and grapes are not well
suited for the orchard.
Should the trees be eight or nine
years old and making no elforL to
hear, it is well to check their vapid
growth by seeding the orchard to red
clover for two or three years and
the hay taken oil'. When "thu trees
are well started on the rond to pro
ductiveness! break up tho sod anil
cultivate it for a ye.ir or two. 'rhon
put ihv orchard to clover again.
E. H. HOIM'ERT,
University of Nebraska.
Oirielnl Proceedings of the
Hoard of Coimnissiouers
Dakota City, Nob., Fob. 21, 1921.
Tho board of county commission
ers met pursuant to adjournment
with tho following niomborspresent:
Will II. Rockwell, chairman, Nols
Anderson and J. J. Lnpsloy, commis
sioners; Ocorgo W. Learner, county
attorney, and Georgo J. Boucher,
Tho matter of tho various road
petitions for change of stato aid
roads taking tho attention of tho
board, no other bilslness was trans
acted. A request was mndo to tho Stato
Highway department to survey nn
alternate line of Oakland to Sioux
City fedornl nld project and deter
mine the economy of such a ehaiigo.
Tho nltornato road ii established as
a county road and known as Honior
Winnebago bluff road nild noted In
yellow on accompanying plot. (Tho
plat, or plot, referred to Is a part of
tho petition on file In tho said mat
tor.) Board adjourned to meet Febru
ary 23, 1921.
GEORGE J. BOUCHER,
-Dakota City, No'o., Fob. 23, 1921.
Tho hoard of county commission
ers of Dakota county, Nobraaka,
mot pursuant to adjournment with
tho following mcmborH present:
Will If. Rockwell, chairman, Nola
.Andersen- and J. ..I. Lapsloy, com
missioners; Georffu V Lonmor,
county attorney, Ooorgo J. Boucher,
county clerk, whon tho following
business was transacted:
The clerk wan directed to notify
partlen Interested in tho petition for
what Is known as tho Rartols. road
petition for road running from near
Cobtirn to the Hubbard-Jackson
mad, to deposit with tho clerk
?400.00 to cover cost of survey.
It wub ordered thnt road ovorooer
of District, No. 18 bo notified to open
Tor trnvol tho O'Neill road.
Tho clerk wna directed to notify
tho Nebraska Telophono company
thnt until further notice tho county
will pny tho rontul for phono at poor
tarni, but will not pay for toll
charges for said station.
It was moved by Andorson and
seconded' by Lnpslcy that tho county
attorney tako tho propor procoduro
at once to have removed from the
public highway running over nnd
along tho naif cnc.lon lino ruining
north and soutn through hectlon 4,
townslhp 28, rango 9, la this coun
ty, alHo that par: of :ho public Ji'gh
way running ovor nnd ilnng .he
hulf-Boction lino running north und
south through section 33, township
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THE HOUSE OF SERVICE II
"-" iniiiii - 1 minimi numjfll
rnoorasKn, wiioro iuo samo is now,
obstructing said highway and whom
samo Is placed more than six feet
within tho boundaries of said road.
On order of tho county Judge.
Ruth JameH was allowed inothor'a
ponsion of $30.00 per month for
poriod of six' mouths.
Bonds wero approvod as follows:
Dan llartnott, ovoraeor rond dis
trict No. 21.
Patrick Gormally, ovorsoLr rond
district No. IS.
Louis Pedorscn, ovoraeor road
district. No. 4.
Joo Hoffornau, ovorsocr roud dis
trict No. 9.
C. 11. Barnes, ovorsoer road dis
trict No. 14.
Joint Solin, ovorsoor road district
No. 11. "
Chris O. Jensen, overseer road
district No. G a m
T. J. Rounds, o.'orsoer road 'dis
trict No. 3. '
A. Ira Dav.s proilnct assessor
h, J. Gaads.'ll. constable, Oinatll
1'iitz Amlui.011. constable. .St.
Tho following bills whro .ilJtvveil
on gonoi nl tini'l: ,
John II. Ream, board of ) health,.
A. C. Clirl?inh"Mi, s.iaio, $350.
George II. Hit'o, s.uiic $3.25.
M. J. Puni., J !."b.
Walter jO Mlllor, "posing", tcle
phuuo, olcctrlc Jlgnt, adv.uicr3 fiher
Al iwivl on .oid dinggtiii: fciul;
D. A. Casey, labor, $27.00. ,
Lovl Howard, labor, $3.00.
George Ponrjv labor, $0.00.
T. J. Rounds, labor, HlMJ no.
Thoo. Peters, luo, ?3.R."i,
Claim of Goo. Hu'lvik foi di,ig
Board udjoiii'nod to meet March
o 192 J
GEOROE J. BOUCHER,.
"A Good Provider"
When it comes to being ''a guod
provider," 1.0 mun on)d pride him
self on furnishing trash liberally 'for
his family. Tho family 'la' entitled
.'I od, ,v.'iulc:.om. food lh:it'helW
Ifrowth; ' I
It is tho snmo with reading. Good,
reading pleases 'and creates .. il;
own hunger for more good rondel
Ing. The Youth's Companion is the
be.st of reading for all--every mem
ber -every age. '
And it comes every week crowded
with the best. Let us prove it With
Thu Youth'n Companion has lbmr
since censed to provide for "Youth"
alone. It has become tho favorite
nll-the-fanllly weekly of America.
Its name is a misnomer, but is re
tained for the sentiment it has gen
erated in American homes through
its service to evory age.
Only $2.50 for linear ?f 52 issues.
Serial stories, short stories, facts. fur.
games, puzzles, humor, etc
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Liberty bonds. Nebraska Stato Bank,
South Sioux City.
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