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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 1917.
THE FARM AT HAND
Plants cf Various Sizes Ready !
for Any Demands the
Farmers May Place
Can the farmer have the same ad
rantage of electric 'igat and power
ts the city man. and at reasonable
rvst? This juestion can easily he an
swered by a vis.t to the exh'lr.t of
the Western Electric company ut the
Tractor shov, where ? complete farn.
Iightoutl;t be shown and dem
onstrated. The dirritVistration will convnee
one that the flay of electricity on the
farm is at hand; that electricity is
now available for the farm for every
convenience that it renders the city
dweller for light, for power, and for
every convenience of the farm home.
All ihis at a cost which is reason
able, and whidi is really economical
when one considers the time and labor
saved by the plant.
The Western Electric company
makes plants of various sizes. Aside
from the efficiency of the plant itself,
the company offers this advantage to
the purchaser, that all his electrical
appliances can be bought from the
same company and they are all btiiit
especially for use with this particular
No Danger From Wires.
The Western Electric farm light
plant is safe, healthful, compact, costs
little and can bf used anywhere. It
carries a low voltage, so there is no
danger whatever in touching the
wires. This plant means not only
plenty of light, but power for the
pump, the milking machine, the cream
separator, the washing machine, the
sewing machine, etc., also heat for
ironing, for making coffee, toast, etc.
Of much interest to the farmer will
be the company's 160-page book-, the
"Farmers Electrical Handbook,"
which not only describes the farm
light plant, but gives instructions for
installing all kinds of electric appara
tus. C S. Powell, farm light specialist,
will be in charge of the exhibit. A.
H. Bannister, sales manager of the
Omaha branch of the company, and
five salesmen will be on hand to ex
plain the advantages of the plant and
its detail of operation.
One of Fremont's Enterprises
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GOLDEN ROD ICE CREAM COMPANY.
Some True Tractor Tales
Servicp Trucks to Supply
Fremont Tractors With Gas
The Standard Oil company of Ne
braska will maintain a service tent
and display on the Tractor show
Two or more service trucks will be
in operation to furnish gasoline and
oil to the various exhibitors. These
trucks will be constantly on hand,
plying their way from one exhibit to
another, so that no exhibitor will be in
danger of running out of gasoline.
Three or four salesmen also will be
on hand at the Standard Oil exhibit,
demonstrating and explaining the uses
of the various oils. To the man who
knows little about oils, this will give
an opportunity to crowd an entire ed
ucation on the subject into the space
of a 'half hour. Even the man who
thinks he knows all about oils will
The display and service work will
be in charge of George Schnell.
I was asked today to state in a few
words my experiences witn the tarm
tractor, and will say that I farm 300
acres, and this spring purchased a
lightweight 8-16 tractor, and did so
because there were a good many of
the same make near me which were
giving satisfaction. I started in at
discing by pulling two discs, and on
high gear. most of the time. The
land is mostly level on a river bot
tom, with some side hill fields, and
part of my farm runs up into the
hills. After discing 1 put the engine
on a two-bottom plow and plowed
fifty acres at seven inches deep, most
ly all on high gear. This groil
hadn't been plowed for years and
was hard, but the little engine went
right through it.
Then I put it back onto the discs
and got my listed ground in shape for
corn, and I surely had good luck, for
I kept right at it until it was all done.
Then I used the engine to list with,
pulling a two-row lister, and did a
most excellent job, and it pleased me
more than I can tell you.
And this entire spring that little
engine has hit along as steadily and
powerfully as it did on the start and
has caused no trouble at all. When
I got it I was so far behind with iiy
work I didn't see how I was ever go
ing to get it done, while at the finish
I came out fine, due to the tractor
and the way it worked. I believe
in working it every day I can, and
will work it in the fall and winter
whenever J have the work for it. I
kept no accurate record of what ex
pense I was to, but could plow deep
for 50 cents an acre, and on discing
a fellow could beat the horses all to
pieces. Some people like, a bigger
powered tractor than this, and it's
probably good logic, but this does the
work so well for me I couldn't advise
a man to get any larger for the same
amomit of work; The tractor is
here to stay, and next year I hope to
have a' motor cultivator, which will
do away with some of the more high
priced horses. My advice is, get a
tractor of the size to fit your farm,
and while I know nothing of other
tractors, I do know this make is built
right, will run right and will prove a
good investment. Harley Frenzer,
Harrison County, Iowa.
I have a small sized tractor and
have been using it about five months.
This machine seems to fill my
needs, but I am inclined to believe
that if I were buying another I would
buy one with more power. I have
plowed forty acres, broken over forty
acres of prairie, disced and harrowed
all this ground, used the tractor for
pulling the manure spreader and run
ning a six-hole corn sheller. Have
also used it for grinding feed and
I think my tractor is the very best
kind of an investment and I can't
begin to say how much it has caved
me in the short time I have had it.
Depending on my horses only, I
would not have finished my plowing
last fall. Therefore would not have
gotten my wheat sown. Would have
had to hire my wood sawed and my
corn shelled and ground. With my
tractor I did it all myself, besides
making from $8 to $10 per day a good
many days working for others.
I have plowed in three different
kinds of land on my farm, plain
sandy land, hilly sandy land and real
low, heavy land, but not once did the
machine fail me. All I have to say
is that horses are not to be compared
at all with the tractor. John Kro
patsch, Polk County, Nebraska.
On the first of May last year I
purchased a tractor. My son, 17
years old, took it out from the sta
tion and brought it to the farm, seven
miles away. He has worked it ever
since. First we attached a twenty-four-blade
disc and prepared the land
for corn planting; then we pulled a
double row lister and listed seventy
acres of corn, afterward using the
tractor to pull a 'five-section harrow
and harrowed the listed corn. After
this we used the tractor to pull a
cultivator (a so-called go-devil) and
went over the same ground. We did
a better job than we could do with
a singly row walking cultivator, which
I used on the short rows.
In harrowing and corn planting we
used thirty gallons of kerosene in
two and one-half days.
When harvest time came I bought
a new tight-foot binder and we cut
fifty-seven acres of wheat and oats
with trie tractor. It worked very
satisfactorily all the time. We used
forty-two gallons of kerosene for cut
ting forty-nine acres of wheat.1
Of course, we experienced some
little unavoidable trouble at first, as
my son had never run a tractor be
fore. We have more, power than
was claimed for it on the drawbar.
We have not tried the pulley, but
feel satisfied it will do the same. D.
H. Meyer, Gosper County, Nebraska.
Tltt' Oliver Chilled PlowWorte if
Wowmakers for the World 33
OLIVER NO. 78 TRACTOR PLOW
Tke World's Greatest Tractor Plow.
Bottoms for All Conditions.
OLIVER TRACTOR DISC
Tke Original Tractor Due for Light
THOMAS TRACTOR DRILL
Fremont Tractor Show
Watch for' Oliver plows at the Fre
You will find 30 of them working at
this demonstration. , Either two, three or
four-base. Our nation needs more wheat.
This calls for better and faster plowing.
Get your Oliver plow now with com
bination jointers and rolling coulters. It
will cover trash and insure better crops;
, , .
After the plow the tracttfr disc har
row. A perfect seed bed is most neces
sary. Watch the Oliver Special Tractor
disc harrow at work. Place your order,
now and insure prompt delivery.
Tke Drill With Hetvy Framo Built
- for Tractor Use. v
Drill the wheat with a Thomas trac
It has the special wide boot, which
"kq allows the grain to stool better and pro
Watch the drill in the field, it's made
especially for use on tractors. Note the
J special heavy frame and the special trac
tor wheels Easily operated from seat.
A one-man outfit. N
Winter wheat freezes out because the
ground is not packed to retain moisture.
Put an Oliver pulverizer and packer
behind your drill and stop this unneces
Souvenirs at The Oliver Tent I
. Come to Fremont and see these tools in actuaf field work.
Come to the big Oliver tent and see the actual plow used by
Daniel Webster and the Oliver Art Gallery.
Special Tractor Sim for Light
FREMONT HAS FINE
ICE CREAM PLANT
Golden Rod Companies Have
Large Wholesale Business;
Grow Prom Small Plant
to Large Factory.
The Golden Rod plants at Fremont
are two of the finest in the state. F. E.
Pratt, the owner of these plants com
menced business in Fremont sixteen
years ago, on a small scale. When
he opened up he did all the work. Now
he employes thirty-eight people and
his annual payroll amounts to over
'The Golden Rod Creamery is rec
ognized throughout the state as a
leader. Butter is shipped to all parts
of-the globe from the factory. The
Golden Rod institution is a model
from every standpoint. '
In March of this year Mr. Pratt
organized the Golden Rod Ice Cream
company. This company operates in
the new structure just south of the
Golden Rod Creamery building. It's
officers are F. E. Pratt, president, Carl
Thomsen. vice-president and Harvey
C. Kendall, secretary. This company
does an extensive business, it's whole
sale accounts having passed the one
hundred mark. The ice cream is
named "Golden Rod" and the slogan
used in connection with their trade
mark is "Ask Mother She Knows."
Sixteen people are employed in the
Golden Rod Ice Cream company plant
and two salesmen cover Nebraska,
! Iowa and South Dakota.
"K. of K." Had Eyes and
Tongue; Used Both to Control
"I don't know when he is most ter
rifying," a nervous young doctor once
complained of Lord Kitchener, "when
he looks and says nothing at all, or
when he doesn't seem t notice, and
you think everything's going on all
right, and then all of a sudden he
whips out his tongue and runs you
through with it!"
Both the eyes and tongue of Kitchener
of Khartum, England's great soldier
so tragically lost with the Hampshire,
were indeed terrible weapons when
directed at either the inefficient or the
self-sufficient. Around a personality
so striking as that of "K. of K." so
many stories gather that it is diffi
cult to distinguish Jact from fable;
but, indeed, fable is often scarcely less
illustrative of the fundamental truth
than fact The ruthlessness of Kitch
ener's sarcasm has probably been ex
aggerated; its effectiveness has not. (
It is not certain, although it is wide
ly believed, that during the Boer war
he "squelched" the self-importance of
an ineffective leader of a column after
the following manner: The officer had
several slight engagements with the
enemy, and after each wired optim
istically to his chief that "during the
action a number of Boers were seen
to fall from their saddles." Kitchener
became annoyed, and received no
more similar messages after he had
"I hope when the Boers fell they did
not hurt themselves."
But there is little doubt, in view of
ms intolerance or puir and tavont
i ism, that he really sent another and
nobleman, whose son was serving in
the yeomanry, desired the youth's
presence at home, for a wedding, ball
or some important festal event. Count
ing on his rank and social importance,
he ventured to telegraph the com
mander: "Please allow my son to return at
once; urgent family reasons."
"Son cannot return at all; urgent
In another instance' popularly nar
rated, the snub was administered to
the presumptuous noble by word of
mouth. A subaltern of exalted family
had been sent out to join his staff in
Africa, and made the mistake of re
membering his social and forgetting
his military rank, He made the amaz
ing error of addressing his chief as
"Kitchener." The other officers were
aghast, and looked for a quick and
stern reproof, lstead, "K. of K."
"Oh, why be so beastly formal with
me? Why don't you call me Her
bert?" The Youth's Companion.
A teaehrr asked her class to write an
essay on London. She was surprised to
read the following In one attempt: -
"The people of London are noted far
their stupidity." i
The young author was asked how be
got that Idea.
'Please, miss," was the reply, "it eays
In the text-book the population of London
la very dense." Xew Tork Globe.
W. R. JOHNSON, Prop.
SER VICE EVERLASTING
Firestone Tire Agency. ' Service Car at Your Disposal.
4th and Park Streets.
t ' i HO 0 S 0 A Lit
kflraCMOUT CffANITE WORKS. I
Mctm 1&JJ H"Sifrti
1.1. KII11EI -ft L a BALDHIBI
Fremont Granite Works
HODGES & BALDWIN
See Them at Their New Location
320 to 326 North Main Street
Large Stock of Finished Monuments Set Up in Our Yards to Select From
; S3 e ' ! J
H. W. ROGERS, JR,
Is Furnishing All the
For the Fremont Tractor Show
First Because he has the style tents best suited for tractors.
Second Because the tractor men knbw Rogers has and al
ways will give them real service. '
Third Because Rogers looks out for every detail, and all
worry is banished when he s on the job, and he s there about zZyz
hours out of every day that the tractor show is on.
, ROGERS TENTS and AWNINGS
have given satisfaction for the last ten years, because they are cut by the most experienced cutters in the'
state and are made right
Stack Covers, Camp Chairs, Canvas Cots, Etc,
all made to special 'order to suit your particular requirements "Let Rogers Serve You."
Tent & Awning Co.
Tents Rented by the Week