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THE BEE: OMAHA. THURSDAY. AUGUST 2. 19H.
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POWER ON FARMS TO
Tractors to Reduce the Need of
Men and to Aid in Produc
tion of Maximum
At this time we desire to call the
attention of our readers to some prob
lems, many of them are facing right
now, and in our opinion will be com
pelled to face for some time. We
refer to the labor question on the
farm. Facts are facts, and we must
not try to disregard them or dismiss
them lightly without due considera
tion. The fact is that over the coun
try generally there is a shortage of
farm labor, especially of skilled
labor, and the further facts are,
viewed from almost any angle, that
there will be a stilPgreater scarcity
of competent men to do farm work
in the next two or three years than
there is at the present time. The ques
tion that every farmer must consider
and solve is how he can best do his
work, producing, the best possible
crops with the least amount of man
As a solution to this labor question
we want to direct our readers' atten
tion to what may be accomplished in
the way of saving labor and produc
ing maximum crops by the use of the
First of all, maximum crop pro
ductions depend on doing the neces
sary thing on the farm at the time it
should be done and in the way it
should be done. With the scarcity
of labor and with methods employed
heretofore, it is often absolutely im
possible to do certain things in crop
production at the right time. It is
equally as impossible for the same
reason to do these things in the right
way. Further, it is often impossible
to do the things in the right way be
cause of insufficient power.
Help During Rush Season.
Rush seasons come on practically
every farm every year, and best re
sults will be obtained if the farmer
is in position to rush the work when
it is necessary to do so. There is a
limit to what one man may be able
to do in the way of putting in or har
vesting a crop vith horses. One man
can only successfully handle a certain
number of horses in any kind of field
work. About as far as he can go is
to drive one team or set of horses and
lead another one of them, possibly the
team being driven doing one kind of
work and the team being led another.
It appeals to us'that the samean
with a farm tractor having sufficient
power can rush the work much harder
and accompusn more in a given icngin
of time. The tractor is of unques
tionable Value in heavy, draggy work.
Fossibly it is most valuable when
doing heavy plowing. It does not
get tired, w:i! not get too warm and,
if necessary, is capable of going twenty-four
hourS in the day. The manu
facturers of farm tractors have recog
nized the necessity of making ma
chines such as will do many kinds
of farm work successfully. They can
be attached to a plow, harrow, disc
or seeder, or hitches may be provided
whereby they can be attached to all
of these different tools at the same
time, accomplishing a vast amount of
really good work in a given length of
time. Hitches are provided so that
the same tractor can pull the mowing
machine, or two of them if necessary,
or one or two binders can be drawn
or a binder with a disc following.
The manure spreader can be drawn
out into the field and the manure
spread with the same tractor. Then
it can be attached to the pump or
the shaft runniner the washing ma
chine, churn, grindstone,, electric light
power plant or any other kind of belt
work, including the heavier work of
the silage cutter, feed grinder, hay
baler, small threshing machine, fod
der cutter, shredder or various ma
chines along this line.
Aid in Threshing.
Another problem confronts some
farmers, and some years it is a seri
ous one. We refer, to threshing the
small grain. This wbrk has generally
been done by the big outfits making
threshing a business of itself. The
farmer must wait until the thresher
man can get to him. Delays because
of weather conditions, breakages or
shortage of help sometimes are seri
ous and cause considerable loss. This
is particularly true in cases of thresh
ing out of the shock.
This year of all others should see
every bushel of grain in the bin in
as perfect condition as possible. That
this may be accomplished we call at
tention to the small threshinp ma
chine to be used on an individual
farm or a neighborhood thresher.
The owner of one of these machines
and a tractor with power enough to
run it can take advantage ot every b
opportunity, and get his grain in the
bin in the best condition possible un
der the circumstances.
There are two viewpoints from
which every farmer should view the
production of maximum crops at the
present time. We are going to place
first that of patriotism, for we be
lieve it is in the heart of every
farmer to do everything possible for
his country at this time of existing
rreat need. Next is that of profit,
for there can be no question but what
good prices will be obtained from
every crop raised on every farm for
some years to come. We realize that
there are in rare cases exceptions to
this rule, but we want to express the
ooinion at this time, and this opinion
is formed by talking to hundreds of
farmers throughout our territory
during the last two or three months,
that the offer of most any kind of a
price for grain produced this year
could not have Induced our farmers
to produce any more than they are
trying to produce at the present time.
They are simply doing everything
possible with the means at hand.
To Increase Production.
There is undoubtedly a certain per
cent of farmers that have not the
mans at command to produce the
maximum, and for this reason we are
suggesting at this particular time
that they give" the farm tractor seri
ous consideration as one way in which
they may be able to increase their
production next year with the same
amount of labor tjiey have at their
command this crop season.
As we have suggested before in
this article, there is a stronge proba
bility that the average farmer
throughout the corn belt is likely not
to have the amount of help at his
command next year that he has at
the present1 time. Some of the boys
and men at work on the farms are
surely going into the a"nny and it is
not, as some people think, as easy
matter to produce maximum crops
on the farm with "green" or unskilled
labor. Twentieth Century Farmer.
Fremont Show the Only One
In the World This Year
Last year there was a series of Na
tional Power Farming demonstra
tions. They were held at Dallas, Tex.;
Hutchinson, Kan.; St. Louis, Mo.;
Fremont, Neb." Cedar Rapids, la.;
Bloomington, 111.; Indianapolis, Ind.,
and Madison, Wis. hTey all drew big
crowds.1 This year there is only one
that at Fremont, and to this show
must come every man in the United
States who wants to see all the lead
ing makes of tractors together and at
actual work in the field. Fremont is
going to see one of the greatest ag
gregations of machinery and one of
the greatest crowds of people ever
gathered in a single place for a single
purpose in one week. It will be a
truly national affair.
Tests at Exhibits Are
What Made Tractor Practical
The tractor, as a practical farm
machine, may be said to have dated
from the first National Power Farm
ing demonstration in 1913. The evo
lution of the tractor, from that date
to this, is remarkable. The machines
at the first demonstration were built
somewhat along the lines of the rail
way locomotive. They were power
ful, but heavy and inelastic. The
tractor of the present day is com
paratively small, compact, powerful
without the excessive weight of the
early day machine, and will do tricks
like a circus horse. It climbs hills,
turns sharp' corners, changes speeds
with ease, .and in fact behaves itself
almost like a live thing in the hands
of the man who has ordinary ability
in handling it.
Hitching up to a tractor is the mod
ern way of farming. Hitching up to
the advertising columns of The Bee is
the modern way of merchandising.
L. D. RICHARDS, Pre. J
R. HENRY, Vice Prw. L, M. KEENE, Treat.
RALPH N. JENNINGS, Superintendent.
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Open Pens, 18,000; Dipping Plant Capacity, 5,000 Daily
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ow-Cost Electric Light
FARMERS in all sections
are adopting electric
light because it is low
cost, safe, convenient
and because it increases farm
Hundreds of them are choos
ing Lalley-Light the ball
bearing plant because it is
economical, simple and high
quality. And because it has been in ac
tual farm use for nearly seven
years longer than any other
farm electric plant.
A Farm Necessity
Electric light, once a luxury,
has become a necessity where
efficiency, safety and con
venience are desired.
It is also the cheapest light
when these advantages are
taken into consideration.
Now Lalley-Light brings elec
tricity to the nation's farms
in its safest, simplest, most re
Electricity to make brilliant,
steady light for the house,
the barn and other buildings.
Electricity to enable men the
better to perform Work that
cannot be done in daylight
Electricity to pump the water;
to run churns, cream sep
arators, etc., and let human
hands do other needful work.
Lalley-Light has had remark
able success from the first be
cause it is designed and built
as a miniature electric light
and power plant.
An internal combustion en
gine which uses gasoline or
natural gas drives a direct
connected electric generator
without belts or gears to
slip or waste power in fric
tion. This generates current, which
is used as generated or stored
in a storage battery for .use
when it is not desired to run
Without a Flicker
One big distinguishing fea
ture of Lalley-Light is the un
flickering brilliance of its
light; the steady flow of its
.The lamps shine as steadily
when the current is drawn di
rect from the generator in
operation as when it comes
from the storage battery.
This is so because Lalley
Light engine is designed espe
cially to run an electric generator.
Ball Bearings Mean
Economy, Long Life
Its economy and long life are
assured by extra large ball
bearings two on the crank
shaft and one on the connect
ing rod where split babbit
bearings are ordinarily used.
It is so light-running that it
continues to revolve from 112 (
to 2 minutes after the ignition '
is cut off.
The crankshaft is 100 per
cent oversize. The carburetor
is reguIatedNby the engine
governor and requires no ad
justment. The engine starts at the touchy
of a switch. When it is run
to charge the battery, it auto
matically stops when the bat
tery has received a full
As a rule, farm lighting plants
are equipped with ordinary
gasoline engines, or heavy
duty farm engine adaptations.
These are low speed, with
heavy power impulses. Lalley
Light high speed .engine, with
lighter power impulses and
more of them, delivers power
approximately as steady as
steam-engine power; and it
runs as smoothly as a steam
27 InchM lenf.
14 Inchei wid.
21 tache high
B J IWITCM ff
A LALLEV M start 1 LIGHT Jfc,
What Lalley-Light Users Say:
I hv run your llghtlnr outfit for
over four years and have marveled
at the way It hat stood up. It l
"lool-proof," won't wear out or fet
out of order, and anyone can itart
and run It. 1 figure my lighting coets
about half the coit In the city.
C. B. WOLFE, Columbue, Ohio.
The Lalley-Light plant which I have
had in use for about three yean be
haves in a most satisfactory manner.
It has never given me any troubls and
is about as "fool-proof as can be.
The lights never flicker when we are
using the generating set; and they
grow lighter and darker frequently
from the city current.
W. D. CHESTER, Pittsburg, Pa.
I told a Lalley-Light plant to Mr.
John Burke, who runs the "Hill Crest
Dairy Farm." In their creamery build
ing they have a 20 H. P. oil or gas
engine for running their machinery.
Now they run all the machines, except
the largest, with the 1 H. P. motor
from, current generated by little "Lai
ley." The saving li plainly seen.
At night Hill Crest Farm looms up
like a house afire, and they are more
than pleased at the nice, even light,
and all they can use at any time. The
"Lai ley" has been in constant service
for more than a year and has never
missed a etroke to my knowledge.
WM. F. SANTLSTEBAN,
ra iL,r fi?iiiiiiii.iei ' .. rT .uiaanin. a Taxman f Vn Meao ' W
Yet, with but three moving
parts, it is simpler than most
gasoline engines. Its governor
97 per cent accurate as
sures a uniform, efficient and
economical speed, whether
one light is in ue, or all of
Its thermo-syphon cooling
system prevents overheating;
and its high grade, high ten
sion magneto provides un
Nearly Seven Years T
of Lighting Success
Thes.e features have made
Lalley-Light a success for
nearly seven years. They are
evidence of its high quality,
and of its special design for
the work it does.
They are responsible for the
satisfaction of Lalley-Light
They have done much to
teach farmers the superiority
of electricity to all other
forms' of lights-its lower cost,
its greater safety and con
venience. Send the coupon for the let
ters which tell, in the users'
own language, the record of
litis Elsetrs.LIntlsf Corp., Ditrtlt, Well.
Lalley-Wilson Electro Co.,
2420 Farnam St.
Please send me the book of
owner' letters, complete in for
nation about Lalley-Light, and
name of nearest dealer.
See Lalley-Light in Operation at Fremont Tractor Show, August 6 to 10.
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