Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 19, 1917, Page 7, Image 7

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Splendid Exhibit of Omaha Art
Gild Reveals Still Another
Phase of Progress.
By A. R. GROH.
Let us be pat reins of art today. Let
us contemplate the productions of
Omaha painters. Come with me to
the Omaha Art Gild's fifth annual ex
hibition in the gallery of Milton Dar
ling's store, 2030 Farnam street.
Doane Powell, Bee cartoonist and
president of the gild, asked me to go
last Monday: He asked me Tuesday.
He asked me Wednesday. So I went.
And I'm glad I went. For the pictures
are really good.
Of course, I don't know anything
about art. But I know I enjoyed look
ing at the pictures. When I came
back I told Powell which ones I liked
"But there's one there that's a
flight," I said, and described it.
"That's the best picture in the ex
hibit," said Powell. "Pronounced so
by artists. Wonderful coloring I
Splendid technique I"
1 changed the subject.
Forty-three paintings are shown in
the gallery, by twenty-one artists, all
Omahans. Think of that I Art is flour
ishing here in the midst of agriculture
and commerce.
A remarkable feature, as Mr. Powell
points out, is that twenty of these
artists have other occupations and
pursue art in their leisure hours. Some
are business men, newspaper men,
decorators, teachers, students.
I enjoyed the exhibit, partly be
cause it is small. When one starts in
to "do" the Louvre there's no end to
it. Room after room offers its treas
ures and you don't want to miss a sin
gle picture for fear someone will ask
you whether you saw it. And you
plod wearily on. Truly art is "long" in
the Louvre.
In the Omaha Art Gild exhibit you
. can take plenty of time to enjoy each
painting that you like. You may not
like the ones which the artists say
are the best. But what of that I i
Right here lies' much comfort for
him who is pursuing the long way of
art. If a man makes a pudding or
builds an automobile or fashions a
pair of shoes, the worth of his handi
work is quietly put to the proof by
eating the pudding, riding in the auto
mobile or wearing the shoes.
But art lies in the uncharted regions
of beauty without such definite
standards by which to judge it. "Rot
' ten!", exclaims one person, looking at
a picture. "Marvelous I" cries another,
looking at the same picture.
Half the world may scorn an artist's
work. And he can still comfort him
self. "They have no eye for real
beauty," he can say. ''Posterity shall
acclaim me. Rembrandt, Michae:
Angelo and da Vinci were also scorn
ed in their day." ,
The art gild believes that Omaha
should have a municipal art gallery.
Nearly a score bf the paintings in
the exhibit are western landscapes.
Tfctre are some very fine portraits
that look just as good to me as some
I have seen by Sargent and Velasquez.
Five hundred years hence they may be
acclaimed as old' masters. . Who
knows I And the millionaires of that
day may be buying them at $1,000,000
Go in and see the art exhibit. Ad
mission is free and you get a catalogue
free. It is open every day and eve
ning,' Sunday 2 to 6 p. tn., and will
continue until January 28.
Old Insurance Account
Funds Are Collected
The supreme court, has sustained
the findings of the referee in the cases
brought against Gage and Stanton
counties to recover what has been
known as "old insurance account
funds." These were test cases and
the decisions will affect a number of
Nebraska counties.
The decision of the supreme court
in the "old insurance account funds"
cases is very gratifying to W. B.
Howard, former state auditor, as they
were instituted during his term of of
fice. When Mr. Howard became slate
auditor four years ago there was
something like $100,000 outstanding
on these accounts, no effort formerly
having been made to collect and cover
the money into the state treasury.
The move upon the part of Mr. How
ard was unpopular in the counties
owing the money, but notwithstand
ing, he pressed the suits, with the re
sult announced by the supreme court
Mr. Howard is in receipt of a letter
from W. H. Smith, present state audi
tor, who very highly commends the
policy pursued in bringing the suits
and in pressing them through the
courts. He adds that as the succes
sor of Mr. Howard, he has. followed
the plans outlined by his predecessor
and that he will continue along the
lines so inaugurated. ,
Ice Harvest Hereabouts
Is Practically Complete
The local ice harvest has been prac
, tically completed and it is asserted
that the crop is of about the best
quality ever garnered hereabouts. For
a month the weather, while not in
tensely cold, has been steady, con
stantly freezing the ice thicker.
The Omaha ice houses are all filled
tu the roofs, and all that remains to
complete the harvest is closing up
some odds and ends. The packers
are about through cutting and so arc
the railroads, they having all put up
about the normal quantity.
While the ice prices for next sum
mer have not been announced, 'it is
said at the selling offices that un
' doubtedly they will be about the same
as last, at the rate of 40 cents per 100
pounds for small deliveries at resi
dences. '-'
When You Have a Cold.
It is when you have a severe cold
that you appreciate the good qualities
of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, j
Mrs. Frank Crocker, Pana, 111.. I
writes: "Our five-year-old son Paul
caught a severe cold last winter that
settled on his lungs and he had ter
rible coughing spells. We were
greatly worried about him as the
medicine we gave him did not help
him in the least. A neighbor spoke
so highly of Chamberlain's Cough
Remey that I got a bottle of it. The
first dose benefited him so much that
I continued giving it to him until he
as cured." Advertisement. , I
What You Have Been Watching
These Columns For
The Wage -Earner's Opportunity
We Work the Land for You.
$25 Down, $5 Per Month
All Our Land is In Good Old Nebraska
Not in Some Foreign State.
Buildihg and Loan Plan.
Only $5.00 to $10.00 Payment.
TermsHave Been Made So Easy That Every rSt
Wage-Earner Can Afford at Least Une Tract pioyment we work the land for you
) No Other Plan in the World
Like This of the
It Fills a Long Felt Want
It's a Boon to the Wage Earner
The Man and Woman of
Medium Means
JL ,
a3CK' CmowaiB 1 Omaha. gS35srr
It Brings the Big, Broad and Pro
ducing West, With All Its Advan-
tages and Opportunities and Joins
It as by a Hand-Clasp, With the
Mighty Moulders and Promoters
of Progress the Eastern 'Wage
Earner, That He May Profit Upon
Its Rich, Producing Soils; Yet Con
tinue In His Chosen Vocation.
Arah L. Hungerford, Pres.-Gen Mgr. Edward P. Snowden, Sec.-Treas.
Testimonials as to Arah L. Hungerford 1
Wc, the undersigned, have known snd bad business
dealings with Arab L. Hungerford of Crawford, Dawes
county, Nebraska, for many years last past; in fact,
ever since he commenced settling up Northwest
Nebraska. I
During all IheBe years, we have never found Mr.
Hungerford wanting in a single Instance bat have
always found him thoroughly pleasant to do business
with; always conservative and honest and have never
known him to promise anything he did not deliver,
We take pleasure in recommending Arah L. Hun
gerford to the reader hereof.
H. Doorly, Bus. Mgr. Omaha World-Herald.
The Omaha Daily News; Jno. W. Hurts, Bus. Mgr.
C. C. Bosewater, Gen. Mgr. The Omaha Bee.
The Journal-Stockman. By W. A. Truelscn.
During the past eight years. Arah L. Hungerford
who is engaged in the Real Estate business in this
city, has been a constant patron of this bank and.
during that period has, through thin bank, transacted
deals and business to the amount of hundreds of
thousands of dollars and, we are pleased to say that
through all that business we have always found Mr.
Hungerford absolutely honest and overly sealous to
do everything he promises to do and in many instances
Mr. Hungerford came to Crawford less than ten
years ago, a very poor man financially, but through
hard work and energy coupled with square business
principles and absolute honesty, is today financially
responsible in his own name to cover most any deal
or promise that he would enter into and this bank
cheerfully recommends him to any one as one on
wboae word they can depend in every instance.
By Frank L. Hail. Cashier.
This is to certify that I have been doing business
with Mr. Arah L. Hungerford of Crawford, Nebraska,
for a number of years last past; having sold him
several hundred of acres of land during that time;
I have turned over the deeds to him direct to be
closed up at his convenience and be it said for Mr.
Hungerford that during alt Our years of dealings I have
never found him wanting in a single particular df dobig
exactly as he has agreed, being at all times absolutely
on the square and worthy of the confidence reposed
in him. Very truly, B. F. BITMAN, Abstractor.
This Is to certify that I. William' Finney, of Mars
land. Dawes county, Nebraska, have known and had
much dealings with Arah L. Hungerford. President of
the Hungerford Potato Growers' Association, during
the several years last past. During that time I have
bought several pieces of land, aggregating many hun
dreds of acres, through M i. Hungerford. I have
intrusted to him and his office many thousands of
dollars. His advise to me has made me many thous
ands of dollars through xincresse in valuation of land
and. in all, 1 am more than glad to testify to Mr.
Hungerford's rigid honesty and square dealing, as a
result of which, I have not only trusted him in the
past but would at any time, with every dollar I have
on earth for I know it would be returned to me with a
good fair profit. I am conversant with and heartily
in accord with the plan of the Hungerford Potato
G rawer a" Association for I know that It will he a meant
of making possible the ownership of at least a small
tract of good producing land by many who would
otherwise never be able to own a place of their own
if they had to wait until they cooid make a first pay
ment up into the thousands, or at least many hun
dred, as is necessary under the usual plan of selling
land. I have raised various crops now for the past
several years here in Dawes county and, while there Is
good money to be made on all crops, potatoes, espe
cially, arc the big money maker. 1 gladly and cheer
fully recommend the plan of the Hungerford Potato
Growers' Association to all my old neighbors and
friends in Webster county. Very truly yours,
WILLIAM FINNEY, Martland, Nebraska.
This is to certify that I, Henry C. Rayne, of Craw
ford, Dbwcb county, Nebraska, formerly of Halting
ton, Nebraska, have known and had business dealings
with Arab L. Hungerford now President and General
manager of the Hungerford Potato Growers' Associa
tion, for several years last past. Mr. Hungerford has
sold me land and has sold land for me and through all
his business dealings with me, he has been absolutely
fair and honest and I have grown to know that his
word alone or Mb promise upon any matter, is as good
as a warranty deed. H. C. BAYNK.
I, Burt Fur man, Cashier of the Marsland State Bank
of Marsland, Dawes county, Nebraska, hereby certify
that I have known and bad dealings with Arab L,
Hungerford, President and General Manager of the
Hungerford Potato Growers Association, for nearly ten
years last past. Mr. Hungerford has had a great deal
of business with me personally and with my bank and
I cheerfully recommend him as one whose word is
absolutely good. I have always known , him to thor
oughly carry out each and every promise and. at the
head of the Hungerford Potato Growers' Association, I
know that he will carefully safeguard the interest of
all patrons and that, as in the past, in his great real
estate work here, he willvput forth every effort to
make the investment of each and every patron bring
forth just as large returns to the patron, as is pos
sible. The lands being subdivided by Mr. Hunger
ford's Association, around Marsland, are of the very
best In the entire neighborhood and many yields of
better than 200 bushels to the acre are of record in
this vicinity. Very truly yours,
BURT FUR MAN, Cashier.
We, the undersigned business men of Crawford,
Dawes county, Nebraska, hereby certify that we have
known and had dealings with Arah L. Hungerford for
nearly ten years past. We have always found him
strictly honest and honorable in all his dealings and
his word slone, without signature or security, Is good
for anything in town. .
Mr. Hungerford's work here in the past ten years
has been of great benefit to Northwest Nebraska and
at the same time to scores of families whom he has
started here and who are today prospering as against
paying the high priced rents of the esst as they
formerly did. His new project, "The Hungerford
Potato Growers' Association," we are sure will be
another added help to this country besides a very
profitable investment, to all those who participate.
Respectfully submitted Moyer Drug Co., Alva
Plummer, Crawford Mills, Seth Barnom, J. H. Barnum.
Testimonials as to Edward P. Snowden
The First National Bank, St. Joseph, Mo.
This letter is intended to attest to the character
and ability of the hearer, Mr. Edward P. Snowden,
whom we have known for quite a good many years in
a very close business manner.
Mr. Snowden has at all times handled his business
affairs in a most satisfactory and business like manner
with this institution.
We have at times extended'hlm quite s strong line
of credit and have been pleased to. do so on his own
We regard him highly as a man. and can unhesi
tatingly sny, that in point of ability in his line of
work, it is our opinion, he has few equals if any
We unhesitatingly recommend him as a clesn,
straight forward, honorable, upright gentleman.
Very respectfully. W. P. FULKERSON, Cashier.
The Gentry County Bank, Albany, Mo.
This will introduce to you Mr. E. P. Snowden, whom
I hsve been intimately acquainted with for the past
ten years, having bad numerous business transactions
with him, the last of which was the purchase of a one
fourth interest in the Savannah Telephone Company,
Savannah, Missouri
In all these business transactions I have found him
to be strictly honest snd always found his repre
sentations to be true, and even better than was shown
by him.
I take great pleasure in saying that his high sense
of honor and excellent judgment, places him among
our best and most successful business men.
Very respectfully J. L. HOCK EN BERRY.
Savannah Telephone Company, Savannah, Mo.
This is to certify that I am well acquainted with
Mr. Edward P. Snowden of St Joseph, Missouri. I
have known him probably ten years and have a very
high opinion of him and think he is absolutely honest
and a man of the highest sense of honor. I can not
put it too strongly. He is very energetic and a good
business man. In short I consider him av very fine
man and feel that his loyalty to his friends and busi
ness associates and employers in a quality thst is
admired by all wbo know him. He has made a suc
cess of everything he has undertaken since I hsve
known him and the people bywhom he has been em
ployed in speaking of him to me have had nothing
but words of praise for him. I wish him success and
feel sure he will be found equal to the occasion in any
venture that he undertaken.
C. N. COMSTOCK. Vice President
Savannah Telephone Company, Savannah, Mo.
This is to certify that the bearer. Mr. E. P. Snow
den, has been personally known to me for the last few
yesrs, having had interests together in several busi
ness enterprises, including the Telephone business.
I have known him to be a man of honor, of good
business judgment and ability, having an excellent
reputation' among his associates and highly respected.
Our business relation has been of the most pleasant
and agreeable kind.
I take pleasure tn recommending him to those de
siring business relations, with him, as competent and
trustworthy. Yours very respectfully,
O. M. DeLAY. President.
Graham ft Fulkerson, Attorneys, St. Joseph, Mo.
This will serve to introduce to you Mr. Edward P.
Snowden of St Joseph, Missouri, We are glad to
say we have known Mr. Snowden for several years and
all. our business relations with him have been very
pleasant He is a successful business man and very
capable. He is and has been largely interested in
the Telephone business throughout this section and
his ability In handling such has been and proves him
a thorough manager. We are sure any favors shown
him will be appreciated. Very truly,
J. . HARDIN, President -
We have known Mr. E. P. Snowden for the past
three or four years and during the past eighteen
months have had a great many business transactions
with him. We know be is a thoroughly capable and
efficient man and in all transactions we have found
him to be prompt and honorable,
The First National Bank, Tarkio, Mo.
This letter will serve to introduce Mr. E. P. Snow
den, of St Joseph, Mo., whom I have known for sev
eral years. I regard him as a very capable man and
our business relations have been very pleasant. I
consider him an honest straight forward gentleman
and any favors you may show him will be appre
ciated. Yours truly, W. F. RANKIN, Vlee Pres.
First National Bank, Savannah, Mo.
First National Bank, Seneca, Kans.
The bearer of this. Mr. E. P. Snowden. has been
connected with the Interstate Telephone Company since
its organisation, and I have had a close business
acquaintance with him during this period. I have al
ways found Mr. Snowden to be straight and honorable
in his business dealings, and I consider him a man of
good habits, excellent judgment and of high sense of
honor; I take pleasure in commending him to any one
having business with him. Very respectfully,
O. W. WILLIAMS, President.
We sincerely hope that the above testimonials are
sufficient to pave the way that you may lay aside
all distrust which you might otherwise hsve towards
this Association and that you will digest the following
in the spirit in which it is written to you and that
you will join and co-operate with us in the building
day and age.
It Is to the Wage Earner, the Professional Man and Woman; the Man and
Woman of Medium Means.
Thousands and thousands of people are today living
in homes of their own who would always have lived
in rented homes, had it not been for the Building and
I.oan Association, under whose plan it was made pos
sible for these people to become the owners of homes
of their owta and pay for them monthly.
Our plan Is a great deal the same, but there isi
large amount of difference, and that difference is in
favor of the wage earner.
First: You only pay us 6 intereat on the actual
amount you owe, credit being given every three
months and thereby cutting down the Interest
Second: The Building and Loan Company Juat
made it possible for you to have a home in which to
live. Our plan is that we make it possible for you
to have a farm and keep that farm working and making
you money annually to add to your present income.
Third: It took you approximately eight years to
pay out your home with the building and Loan. Under
our plan it only takes you two or three years at most
to pay out a medium priced potato farm because the
farm itself helps you to pay it out
Fourth: Under the Building and Loan plan, you
had it all to do. Under our plan we help you do it .
Our lands are located at Berea, Box Butte county,
Nebraska: at Marsland, Dawes county, Nebraska: at
Crawford, Dawes county, Nebraska. They are all
either right joining the cities snd railroad loading ita--ions
or closely adjacent thereto.
Our lands are all cut up into five-acre tracts. Every
tract, that will be offered for sale ia every acre farm
land. It is all located right in the famous potato coun
try where the best potatoes In the world are grown and
where the yields run as high as 260 bushels to the
acre. Our traeta range in price from $227 per tract
up, according to location, etc. All tracts are approx
imately the same in aiae, the difference being only a
few feet, one way or the other, of five acres each.
All tracts' op to $400 in price, we sell you with a
first payment down of only $26. You contract with ua
to make a monthly payment on the first day. of each
montb of $6, payable at our office on the corner of
16th and Howard streets. In this same contract our
Association contracts with you to put this land under
cultivation immediately and cause it to commence
producing. Part of our lands are at present unculti
vated and part of our lands are under cultivation. The
tracts that are npw uncultivated we will seed in 1017
'to wheat or flax. In the fall of 1017 the Association
markets all the crops and credits upon your contract
two-fifths of all the crops. Commencing in 1918, the
Association seeds your tract to potatoes (It pannot
be seeded the first year, successfully, to other han
small grain). We farm your tract under our system
of intensive farming and in the year 1918 we market,
shipping direct to the east the crop of potatoes. The
Association goes over the head of all middle men and
markets the crop direet, getting the higher market
price. Two-fifths of all the crop from your tract la
again credited upon the contract ' With reasonable
good crops, the receipts from two-fifths of your crop
from 1917 and 1018 added to your down payment of
$26 and your monthly payments of $6 per month will
pay for the tract, at which time you will be given
warranty deed and abstract covering same.
The tracts that are now under cultivation will be
seeded to potatoes the first year 1017. Marketing
will be done the same as above stated. In 1018 it
will again be run to potatoes. With reasonably good
crops in 1917 and 1018, not a big crop, but just a
reasonable' crop, your two-fifths share coupled with
your down payment and your monthly payments will
pay for the tract and leave you not only a warranty
deed and abstract coming to you for Christmas, J918,
but a small dividend check, which you can cash at
any Bank In Omaha, coming to you from the Asao-,
elation, .v
All arrangements are made for the Intensive farm
ing of all these tracts by the Association. You do not
have to go to the expense of even going to see the
tract The only expense you will be to aside from
the above stated down payment and your monthly in
stallments will be the seed for your tract Earb
harvest you will be advised In advance on what day
or daya the potato harvesters will be upon your tract
it you desire, we will be glad to nave you present, if
you can not be present join any club consisting of 16
members and elect and appoint a representative to
be present to get the proper weight and measure of
yield so that each of you will know that you are
getting every thing that is coming to you and the
Association will pay the carfare of your representative
from Omaha to the station nearest to your tracts and
return. We particularly urge members to form in
Clubs and take advantage of this offer for we wsnt
every member to know that they are getting every
bushel they are entitled to under the contract
The Association to farm under crude method. such
as are carried on unon the averse? farm, nould not
afford this Jiberal offer. However, this Association is
not going to lann under tne crude metnods. we win
use the very latest and up-to-the-minute machinery;
all tracts will be farmed along the lines of the famous
Campbell system under which the greatest yields ever
produced nave been brougbt forth from Mother earth.
The Association will use machinery that would be pro
hibitive in price for the average farmer or the average
number of farm era of a neighborhood who could join,
or would join in neighborhood farming. Our business
will be esrried on on a large scale, ipeclalixing in po
tato farming only. Instead of using the common
potato diggers and hiring potato pickers, the Assoeia
tion will use the latest, up-to-the-minute combined
diggers, cleaners, sorters and use kern, one of which
manned with five men is supposed to accomplish as
much work each day as is accomplished under the
present crude methods with HO men. All other parts
of the business will be esrried on on the same scale.
The volume of difference 1-etween that and the crude
way of farming will hiw as wide a tham of differ
ence as the publishing ( the large eastern dailies,
with their tremendous circulation, nder their up-to-
country weekly, run off on the old cylinder press and
under the old crude methods.
Our idea of cutting up these tracts into five acre
tracts Is for thu purpose of taking In the small in
vestors who can nt afford to enter Into anything
that would take mor? than 15 a month payment
Others who can afford more may take more tracts
and we will Always be able to rive you sny number
of tracts you may desire with all of them joining.
Never before In the history of the United States
has such a proposition as this been put before the
American pub.'lc. A proportion under which you can
continue in your present employment anil you can,
from the Mivmirs- from that rmploymmt, gradually
buy for yours!!' u tnviH farm that will, while you are
paying for it, also assist materially In paying for Itself.
Then, after it i paid for, it will automatically com
mence to bring you in an annual income perhaps equal
to from one-fourth to fully as much as your present
salary, which added to your salary, will mske you a
lucrative income. Were you to be asked to buy
a farm upon which you would have to move, and to
work which you would have to accumulate, through
purchase, a farming outfit, consisting of horses, har
ness, wagons, machinery, etc., etc, to do which you
would have tojeave your present employment that, per
haps, would be prohibitive because you. perhaps,
would not have enough money to see yourself through.
Under our plan you make no changes. You go on the
same as before except, perhaps, you may smoke a
lew less eigsrs; you may hedge a little here and there
to make your payments of lit or $10 per month, but,
through that little self sacrifice, for a year or two,
fou become the owner of a well tilled, highly producing
tract which will, after the first couple or years begin
lo make living easier for you through the returns from
your share of its production.
Only a limited number of these tracts will be gold
under contract, from us to work them for the year
1917. We will work all tracts for all members begin
ning with the year 1018 and we will work a limited
number of tracts during the year 1917. If you get
one of these tracts which are within the limit and
which we contract to work during 1017, you will be
one year ahead on he producing end. Therefore, we
would suggest the tf you want to get one of the
tracts thst will be worked during 1017 that you call
at our Association Office at the Corner ef tSth and
Howard Streets and enter into Oon tract at once. Plats
and charts showing the tracts and their location with
reference to the cities and towns and stations will be
shown, and arc there for your investigation. You
can choose the tract that aulta you and enter Into
contract In ten minutes and then the deed It done.
Speaking of the future: You buy these traeta today
at the price they are worth today. The Association,
at Its own expense, in return for three-fnths of the
crop, puts your tract under cultivation and starts it
to producing. The next year, it Is plowed deeper than
the first year and, with the Intensive work that will
be put upon It, is made into a veritable garden. In
two years, you have a tract of land brought up to a
high state of cultivation, which should be worth doa
ble and In some instances treble the amount you
paid for It. On a 1227 tract you pay $26 down
and to November 1st, 1018, you mske twenty-two
monthly payments of $6 each. This makes $119 of
monthly payments whlsh, added to the $26 down pay
ment makes $186. Your seed for 1017 and 1918
would probably cost about $68,76. This brings the
total up to $198.76. The taxes and interest would
amount to approximately $9.26. This brings the
grand total up to $208.00. Your two-fifths share
of 1917 crop and your two-fifths share of the 1018
crop figuring on a very conservative basis, should be
around $8s8.40. This would give you wsrranty deed
and abstract to your land, all of your money back and
a small dividend check back from the Association for
Christmas. 1018. In the following years, the check
from the Association to you, for your share of the crop
should run from $60 to $800 $60 to $80 for the
years your tract Is seeded to small grsin and from
$276 to $3:i00 for the years which your trsct is seeded
to potatoes; thereby giving you an interest upon your
actual Investment of from Zt(& to 168, or an
average of about 99.
Never before In history has the wage earner, the
mighty moulders and makers of progress, had such an
opportunity o Invest their savings to safely Invest
them as is now given them by this Association. This
Association has no frtock to sell: ia not asking to sell
nor would they sell you any stock. It is not a stock
proposition. Our proposition is one that brings , you
forth a warranty deed and not a worthless piece of
paper. You get the actual land, the acreage and you
get it at a price at which you can afford to buy it.
Besides this, you get It with an Ironclad contract
behind It that this Association will work It and farm
it for you. One of our tracts which we are going te
sell to you at a price ranging from $227.60 up, Ts a
tractequal to the site of 81 average sited residence
lot; equal to the sise of 62 average sised business
lots. The price ia only about that of one small resi
dence lot and only a fractional part of the price of one
small business lot. The residence or business lot
would not bring you In a cent unless you build upon it
and rent the property. This, our proposition, furnishes
you with an annual Income, the amount of which is
governed only by crop production and. under the in
tensive farming that is to be done by this Association,
you should be safe on figuring that the production of
your tract will be as great again as it would be under
the husbandry of the average farmer.
In most investment propositions. If you win someone
else has to lose, In many investment propositions if
the Compsny wins, you lose. In this proposition, the
success of the Association Is your success. Your suc
cess is the succesa of tho Association both the suc
cess of the Association and your success is derived
from the production of Mother Earth. Our plan
Is one thst will stand the closest inspection our plan
is one you cannot criticise.
Come in today and buy one or more tracts. A few
of our tracts will put you in a financial position to
go and come at will and where'er you will; will en
able you, if your fancy so dictates to spend your
winters in a southern clime in other words, your
receipts from a few of our tracts, will make you In
dependent. You don't hsve to wait five or six years for receipts
as in fruit and such, but production starts Immediately.
You are not paying several hundred dollars per acre
but only a very cheap price per acre a western, raw
land price plus only for improvement Yet, the re
ceipts will be as great or greater as It would probably
be from land costing you many times tho price.
Call at our office st the eorner of 16th and Howard
streets todayget in on the 1917 crop,
Be a pioneer in the first Association of Hs kind in
the world "One good investment beats a lifetime of
If you cannot call at our office, call us by phone,
Douglas 0871 and we will be glad to send one of our
special repreaentatives to call on you.
If you do not fully and clearly understand our plan,
get one of our little booklets tbst explsins it from A
to Z. A telephone call to our office D. 9371 will cause
one or these little booklets to arrive at your houae or
your office within a very short time. They are free.
We will be glad to send you one.
Tables of figures showing the pmbabla
yield (not the possible yield), and showing
the coat price of tract; the expense of seed.
Interest; taxes, etc, of one of our potato
tracts , within the townslte of Marsland,
Dawes County, Nebraska. These tracts join
right up with the Burlington Railroad, depot
and aide tracks of Marsland and are now
under cultivation and ready for the seeding
of potatoes this year.
Purchase price of tract.... $497.00
- . PAY, IN. ,j v. .
Down payment .....,.$ 80.00
Seed potatoes for 1017, SB bushel at
$2 per bushel t ....... 70.01
January 1, 1918 twelve regular $1 .
monthly payments to date. . . r. . $0.00
Seed potatoes for 1918, 86 bushels at
probably $1.60 per bushel ; 62.50
Interest and taxes (probable)..... 81.00
November 1, 191810 regular 15
monthly payments 50.00
J Total probable amount jrosv will
ever pay In cash .. ..,.$818.60
1917 potato crop, figuring only 160 bu.
to the acre (many yields of 200 bu.
are of record in this neighborhood , .
; sold by the Association at probably H
$1.60 per bu. (This price Is quite
safe to contemplate for the fall of '
1917), your two-fifths' share. .. .$459.00
1018 potato crop, figuring 160 bu to
the acre and figuring 76c per bu.
(we feel It is quite safe to figure
In the difference per bushel, but are '
figuring this for the purpose of re-
. malning conservative), your two
fifths' share for 1018 226.00
' Total credit, your share, 1117-
1918 crop $876.08
The total purchase price of your land $407.00
Your expense for seed fog 1917 and
1918 and your Interest and taxes,
all combined, was approximately. . 15I.S9
Your total Indebtedness to the Asso
ciation, including the price of your
land $060.60
You paid in to the Association In
down payment, monthly payments,
seed payments, Interest and taxes
to November 1st, 1918.......... 818,60
Balance due Association from pur
chaser .... $187.00
Your two-fifths' share of potato crop
for 1917 and 1018, according to
estimated figures $676.00
Deducting your indebtedness ' to the
Association 897.00
Yon would receive the Association" 1
( check for Christmas, 1018, for. .. .$888.00
Besides this, and accompanying the check,
would be a deed for your tract, together with
a copy of abstract showing clear title.
Deducting the 8918.60, which you actually
paid tn, from this Association - cheek of
$888, leaves you your, land entirely clear
and your money all returned to you, to
gether with $24.80 as Interest whereon,
Table of figures showing the probable
yield (not the possible yield), and showing
the cost pries of tracts, expense of seed, in
terest, taxes, etc,, of one of our potato
tracts joining the townsite of Berea, Box
Butte County, Nebraska, which tracts are
not now under cultivation. The Association
has to break open the raw, virgin prairie,
seed to wheat or flax on the breaking and
then gardenias for seeding of potatoes the
following year, 1918.. These traeta are not
so expensive as some of the others yet, after
they have once been started producing-
after they have become gardeoised, they will
perhaps produce equally as well as the higher
priced tracts.
Purchase pries of tract. .. ,,,.$217.60
Down payment ........... , , . V. i .$ 26.00
Seed Rax or wheat for 1017, probably. , 6.26
Twelve monthly navments running '
from February 1, 1017 to January 1
1, 1918, Inclusive, at $6 each.,..
Seed potatoes for 1018, $6 bu., at per
haps $1.60 per bu t
Ten monthly payments running from
February I, 1918 to November 1,
1919, at $6 eaeh
Probable Interest and taxes .........
Approximate total amount you
actually pay in to Association. .. .$208.00)
Your two-fifths of the 1917 wheat or . J
flax crop, figuring on a basis of just
an, average yield of 12 to 16 bu. of ' -flax
or 20 to 26 bu. of wheat,
would be approximately $ 18.40
Your two-fifths of the WIS crop of ;
potatoes, figuring on Just a general " ,
average yield of 100 bu. to the acre, 1 ,
sold at just a fair price of $1.60
per bu 1 00.00
Total receipts $388.40
Cost of tract ,....$227.60
Expense for seed, taxes, interest, etc . 68.00
Total amount your land, seed,
etc., cost you. $295.60
You actually paid in to the Asso
ciation 208.00
Balance you owe Association...! 9260
Your total credit from two-fifths of
crop for 1917 and 19181 ..$838.40
Balance you owe Association. ...... 02.60
You would get a check from the As-
sociation ...$245.00
You paid in, all together, . . , . 208.00
Total net profit to you. . ....,.$ 42.90
You get a warranty deed to your land, an
abstract of title, all of your money back and
$42.90 to the good, as Interest on your money
and, your land Is then of a 'yearly benefit
to you in way of a source of regular Income.
By the year 1919 your tract should be in
luch a state of cultivation that it should be
safe to figure a yield of from 160 to 200
bushels to the acre. Instead of only 100
bushels, as we have herein figured.
Our Allocation Want, 500 Member, Here in Omaha. We Want
You lo Take Out a Contract for One or More Tract,.
We want you to take the number of tracts upon which you can con
sistently and conveniently keep up the payments for about two years
after that, the tract will help keep you.
A 2-5 share of potatoes from five of onr tracts figuring on just a
fair crop of 150 bushels to the acre, and on a price of only $1.00 per
bushel, would mean an income of $1,500 a year to you. Thsm, too, the
increase in value of land is no small item.
The Hungerford Potato
Growers' Association
Fifteenth and Howard Streets
One of Our Little Booklet, Explain. Our Plan Moat Thoroughly They
Are Free If You Can't Call In, Telephone U Douflaa 9371.
Come to Our Association Office SS. su.
at once look over our plats showing our different tracts choose in
which you want your tract or tracts; sign up the regular contract of
purchase, in which the association also signs up with you, agreeing to
work, seed, cultivate and harvest your lad for you. Pay down your first
payment, get your contract and pass book and you' can go home feeling
safe and sure that you have done the best day's work you ever before
did in your life.
It iin't a Certificate of Stock You Get) It lan't Chance You Are
Taking It', a Real Warranty Deed te Real .Land. .