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News of Special Interest to Iowa and Nebraska Farmers
Paradox Noted
In Mieep and
Lamb Industry
While Number of Animals on
Farms Below Average, Re.
ceipts'at Market Un
usually Heavy.
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A paradoxical situation exists in
the sheep and lamb industry at the
present time, according: tot statisti
cal matter recently sent out by the
United States department of agri
culture. Despite the fact that the
number of sheep and lambs on
farms January 1, was far below the
average for the past 20 years, re
ceipts at primary markets during
the first three months of the cur
rent year have been, unusually
The United States Bureau of Crop
Estimates has figured it out that
there were 48,615,000 . sheep on
farms January I. With but three
exceptions this . was the smallest
number so far reported. since 1900.
On the other hand, receipts of 68
markets during the first three
months of this year showed an in
crease of 734,000 head or 17 per
cent over the receipts during the
corresponding period In 1920. Dur
ing the same period local slaughter
increased 22 per cent, while stocker
and feeder shipments, which repre
sent the number going back to the
country for feeding or breeding
purposes, decreased 348,529 head, or
59 per cent.
Alarming Features.
Such a situation is now without
its alarming features to students of
the trade who foresee the liquida
tion of an unusually Urge percen
tage of everything salable, includ
ing much breeding stock. ' .
Reports from the great sheep
producing areas of the-northwest in
dicate that because ol financial dif
ficulties still further liquidation will
be necessary during the coming
summer and fall. Reliable infor
mation strongly suggests the pos
sibility of this process being to such
an extent that the range sections
and many middle western and east
ern areas will be left with a smaller
number of breeding sheep than at
any time during the past 20 years.
The heavy receipts at central
markets during the first three
months of the year may be traced to
several causes. Owing to the drought
over much of the range area last
summer, many western range lambs
and sheep were sent for feeding to
sections of Idaho, Montana, Colo
rado and elsewheTe where feed was
reasonably plentiful.. , Much of this
stock was not marketed until after
the first of the year. ' ;';
Forced to Sell Stock. "-
During January " "and February,
financial pressure forced many ranch
owners to sell breeding stock, in-
ewes, which, would.--otherwise
have been held for Iamb production.
The open winter in these sections
made it possible to ship stock,
whereas in normal, years severe
WMthar would have retarded or
wholly, prevented such movements.
In many sections it has been a com
mon practice to hold for breeding
purposes as high as 40 per cent of
the ewe lambs out of each crop. Re
liable reports from range districts in
dicate that unless the financial situa
tion changes, materially, not more
than 10 per cent of this year's crop
will be held.
The stagnant wool Market,
coupled with lower prices for sheep
and lambs, last summer's unfavorable
climatic 1 conditions . in much of the
. ranee country, and money stringecy
have been the chief factors which have
brought about the condition in which
a majority of flock masters now lina
themselves. . '
Anticipate Light Receipts.
Many members of the trade antic
ipate a period, of comparatively light
receipts during the month of May,
as is generally the case. This, it is
believed, will bring' about some ad
vance in prices at that time. On the
other hand, some of the closest
students of the industry look for
fairly liberal supplies. " In taking thi
view, they assume that Colorado-fed
lambs will continue coming to mar
ket, though in decreasing numbers,
up ta about the middle of May. This
movement has been retarded con
siderably by depressed . trade and
price conditions.
v Cattle Prices Reach New .
' I.nw Marie nn Omaha Market
" Cattle are selling bri the Omaha
market at a lower price than before
the war and prices are off more
than they have been at .any time
during the last decade. With re
ceipts of 8,000 head on the Omaha
market one day last week, prices
took a 10 to 15 cent slump, and. the
$8 steer has almost disappeared
from the market. The best handy
weight beeves sold up to $7.90 with
no heavy beeves over $7.57. .
If Your Tractor GoetL
Or Won't Go at ATI,
Look for Mice Family
", It's an old story that a mouse can
make an elephant climb a tree or
do most any other undignified stunt,
but who ever heard of a mouse put
ting a full-grown tractor on the
blink. , '
" This is what happened to a trac
tor owned by a farmer near Elwood,
Neb. Recently said farmer took a
day off and put his tractor in shape
for the spring "drive." After pol
ishing it up, giving it a fresh drink
of gasoline, with dessert of the fi
nest cylinder oil and. otherwise per
forming all the stunts which should
please any well-behaved iron horse,
he tried to start it. But it refused
to start; simply sputtered and spit a
. few times and then laid - down
on the job. Experts were called in
and after considerable investigation
and probably the usual amount of
profanity, it was found that a family
of mice had been making their win
ter home in the carburetor.
' Moral: The rvoxt t-tre your trac
tor balks.. Ito'i 1 '
The Bee want ads. are business
Plan Garden on Paper Before Planting
Haphazard gardening methods
have probably caused more dis
appointments and failures among
home vegetable gardeners Vian any
other single factor. Before sticking
a spade or a' hoe in the ground a
plan of the garden should be worked
System is just as important to the
man who is to operate a tiny back
yard plot as it is. to the commercial
gardener or tarmer. a careiuny ar
ranged planting plan is even more
essentional to the small gardener
than it is o the larger operators be
cause 01 nis uijuiea amount u.i tJn--.
Row System Best. ,
There are various methods oi
planting, but the row system . is
generally advocated by practical
gardeners. Planting in beds rut out
the sunlight, and the plants are not
so easily cultivated. There is a better
distribution of sunlight on the plants
where the rows run north and south,
rather than east and west or in an
oblique fashion across the plot. The
row system lends itself more readily
to the drafting of plans in advance of
When the planting is done in
rows, the tall and dwarf plants can
be arranged to an 'advantage. The
growth of small plants is often
stunted by being in the shade of tall
plants. This may be avoided by the
proper arrangement of the rows. In
drawing lines on the chart to repre
sent rows arrange such tall crops as
corn, pole beans, and staked tomatoes
along one side of the garden where
they will not ' shade low growing
vegetables like bunch beans, dwarf
peas, andonions.
Mistakes in Seeding.
Making definite plans on paper be
fore it is warm enough to. begin
planting will enable the gardener to
avoid buying a surplus of seed. Most
gardeners who try to do gardening
work without plans buy more seed
than they actually need, and often
they plant the seed thicker than is
necessary. . Both money and labor
are wasted,' for thick seeding means
that thinning will lwve to be done
or the plants will be crowded or the
growth of the young plants will be
The mistake that is commonly
made, where the principal object of
the gardener is to get the seed in the
ground, regardless of the kind and
arrangement, is that the ground 'is
covered with a dozen or more
varieties that cannot be grown in a
crowded space successfully or kinds
of vegetables that will not be used.
Rotate the Crops.
A trick that is worked successfully
and one that beginners will be safe
in trying is to plant one-halt of the
area one week and the rest a week
later. This may be done with such
crops as beans, beets,, radishes, and
lettuce. . V. . , . .
It takes much - more, plant food
where a succession of crops is grown
than it does where only one crop is
sown. To help out the soil fertility
problem a different crop should be
used in the second planting, because
plants .'require different kinds and
amounts of plant foods. . -
such vegetables as cabbage and
cauliflower should not follow each
other because they are attacked by
the same kinds ot insects and
diseases. If the same plot of ground
is used by a gardener year after year,
it is important that the crops be
rotated. Plant root crops in the
rows where leaf crops were grown
list year. This is a rule successfully
followed by mafty growers.
Expert vegetable gardeners do not
advise beginners to try ' planting
companion crops throughout the
garden the first year. But it is worth
while, trying out a tew simple com
binations. Radishes, for instance,
mature rapidly and early, and may be
planted with parsley. Kadishes may
be planted between the rows of early
cabbage or early peas, for they will
be pulled and out of the way before
these crops need much room.
Sugar Led Exports
From Philippines
Development of Industry Re
sponsible for Heavy Increase
Shown in Imports.
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. Sugar jumped to the position of
first importance in the export trade
of the Philippine Islands during:
1920. In 1919, sugar was in fourth
place, being exceeded in value ,by
hema, coconut oil and tobacco pro
ducts. Hemp has long ranked first
among Philippine products, and
while sugar frequently has come
next in order, this is the first time,
at least in many yeajs, that 'sugar
has outranked all other exported
These four principal exports,
sugar, hemp, vegetable oiS and
manufactured tobacco, had a value
in 1920, of $125,188,154, while the
total value of all exports was $151,
123,855. Of this amount sugar ac
counted for $49,619,260, or 33 per
cent; hemp represented $35,862,000,
or nearly 24 per cent; coconut oil
and copra were valued at $26,985,
756, or about 18 per cent; cigars
brought in $12,721,138- or- slightly
over 8 per cent, while the balance
was ,made up of miscellaneous pro
ducts. -Of shipments to the United States
sugar was valued at $39,348,934,
hemp at $20,614,026. copra and co
conut oil at $21,874,207 and cigars
at $10,546,303. Of the total exports
$105,216,262, or nearly 70 per cent,
went to the markets of the United
The value of goods imported into
the Philippines during 1920 was
$149,438,282, as compared . with
$118,639,054 in 1919. Of the total
imports, $92,289,778, or about 62
per cent in value, were taken from
the United States.- It will be seen
from these figures that exports from
and imports to the Philippines were
very nearly equal last year, a small
trade balance in favor of the islands
being shown both in general com
merce and in trade with the United
Eight attendance officers iu Seattle,
Wash., constanty search the city in
passenger outomobies and roadsters
for school children who have a ten
dency to play, "hookey,'
PEAS : ,
Seed. Distant tt plants Beady for use from
10,0 rt. row. In rows. Row apart. seed In about
1 t. in.- - I rt. 45 to & days
1 pt. 1 ft. ' i ft. 65 to 90 days
2 oz. 4 in. .1 ft. o to 76 days
, 1-1 os. IS in. 2" ft. 100 to i:0 days
, 1-3 01. ft, . 1 ft. 126 to 180 days
1 os. 4 in. 114 ft. 7S to 100 days
. 11 os. 1 ft. t, ft. 100 to 136 days
H pt. 100 hill 1 ft 4 ft. S to n0 days
-OS. 4 ft 4 ft. It It tb days
, l-l ox. 3tt tt. S ft. 150 to ISO days
1 os. 1 ft. 1H ft 0 to 76 days
1 os. 1 ft. It ft. 6 to 100 days
4 01. 4 ft. t ft. lit to 140 days
1 os. - S ft I ft. .120 to 140 days
1 01. J in. 1 ft 1J5 to 160 days
V, os. 4 in 14 ft. 100 days
os. in. lh ft 125 to 160 days
1 pt. . . in. - 1 ft. 60 .to 7S days
, 1-S os. 1 t. t ft. . 140 to 150 days
1 pk. 1 ft. 314 ft. 0 to 140 days
1 In. 14 ft. - 20 to 60 days
1 os. In IVi ft. 125 to 160 days
1 os. 4 in. 16 in. 30 to 60 days
1 Pkt. J ft. 4 ft. 60 to 75 days
1 pkt. 4 ft. 4 ft. 100 to 125 days
4 os. In 1 ft. 60 to 75 days
Iowa Farm Bureau
Outlines Plans
For Coming Year
Executive . Committee Com
pletes Details at Meeting
New Activities Made Pos
sible by Legislation.
Business of a routine nature took
up the greater part of the time at
the annual meeting of the executive
committee of the Iowa Farm Bureau
Federation held recently in. Des
Moines. Certain details of the pro
gram for the year, hitherto incom
plete, were rounded out and plans in
augurated for the development of
new phases of federation activities,
now possible under the legislation
secured through the Thirty-ninth
general assembly.
A number of speakers appared he
fore the committee in the interest of
various enterprises that fit in? with
federation work. W. P. Dawson,
chairman of the legislative com
mittee, submitted a report of federa
tion labors during the recent session
of the legislature. L. A. Andrews ex
plained the possibilities of service for
Iowa farmers under the new law
permitting the organization of farm
credits corporations. Knute fcspe
reviewed the work of the federation
of co-operative livestock shipping
The matter of extending financial
aid to the committee of 15 for the
purpose of conducting a survey pre
liminary to the development ot a
more orderly and efficient system of
marketing livestock was discused.
As the leading state in the pro
duction of finished meat animals, it
was pointed out tha,t Iowa is keenly
interested in this problem and it was
the unanimous opinion of the meet
ing that the federation should sup
port the project. TO this end it was
voted to appropriate $1,500 to' help
get the work under way.
Following Secretary Cunning
ham's report of his recent visit to
Washington, there was a general
discussion of problems of transporta
tion, taxation, tarm credits, etc.
The resolutions reads as follows:
"Be it resolved by the executive
committee of the Iowa Farm Bureau
Federation: That in view of the con
struction placed upon the provisions
of the Esch-Cummins law relative to
what shall be considered a fair re
turn upon, the property owned by
common carriers and the consequent
intolerable burden placed upon the
farmers of the state in the form of
execssive freight charges and In
view of the encroachment upon the
prerogative of the various state
authorities, which is sought to, be
justified by this act, the American
Farm Bureau Federation is respect
fully urged to do all in its power to
obtain a repeal of those provisions of
the law by which such burdens and
encroachments appear to receive
their sanction."
Bottom Falls Out of
Butter Fat Market
- The farmer with a big bunch of
cows upon which he depends for a
substantial part of his yearly in
come by the sale of cream is "out
of luck" lately. Cream prices have
slumped along with many other farm
products, and it is altogether likely
that a ( further drop is due before
prites again take the up-grade. . At
Kearney, Neb., this week, the price
of butter fat dropped from 41 cents
to 33 cents in one day, and similar
reports come in from numerous oth
er towns throughout the state and
Buyers say cream is coming in in
larger quantities now than for many
months. Pastures generally, are
further advanced than in previous
years and this is given as one 'rea
son for the flooded condition of the
Progress of the Crops.
WrrUly Crop Bulletin of the Omaha
Chamber of Commerce,.
Too much emphasis is apt to bo put on
the '"kick-off of the crop season. It will
be observed that a good crop often re
sults from a very poor start. This season's
abnormally early start has already been
lost throughout the west, and 'It la only
from the far east that we now hear "the
season Is two to three weeks early." A
continuous series of "cold waves" has re
tarded vegetation during April. For the
past three weeks the country west of
Omaha has had below normal tempera
tures. Moisture during the period has been
unevenly distributed, nowhere excessive for
April, and, in the high altitudes, gener
ally In form of snow. In the Mississippi
valley and eastward the cold waves have
been less persistent, and the moisture
abundant. Growth! of vegetation has been
correspondingly more rapid. But frost
damage from two severe cold waves which
reached almost to the Atlantic coast did
very considerable Injury to tender vegeta
tion, and early fruits so 'that April will
leave Its "regrets"- In all districts.
During the past week the south got a
lot more rain in the lower Mississippi val
ley and west gulf coast, where It has been
wet for several weeks. Replanting of corn
and cotton, la extensive In Mississippi and
Louisiana: planting is at a standstill In
eastern Arkansas and rust In small grains
Is spreading In Texss and Oklahoma. Light
rains have relelved drought to a de
gree In the eastern part of the cotton
belt, hut It is not till we get to the coast
Plain that really favorable conditions ex-'
1st. Harvesting of oats Is under way In
Florida. Thus, from April till October will
tire sound of reaping be 'heard In this
fair. land.
Wheat' and. . grasses have made good
progress In all . parts of the country, ex
cept local damage to wheat along the
southern stretches of the belt, where more
complaint Is made of rust, plant lice and
chinch bugs. The districts complaining are
mixed farming sections, and it is not ex
pected that the total damage will be ma
terial. Seeding of spring small grain crops Is
completed up to the high! altitudes In
northern Montana. North Dakota got con
siderable rain a weeg ago, and reports her
spring wheat coming up to a good stand
and her farmers greatly encouraged. Mon
tana still needs rain the entire upper
Missouri country . needs moisture and
warmth to start crops and pastures amt to
make better conditions for live stock, some
losses of lambs resulting from . present
The Paclflo northwest has had cold snd
wet weather with frost heavy enough! to do
a lot of damage. The fruit districts of
Idaho which escaped Injury from the
early freeses which: did se much dam
age In the Interior "got theirs" on April
25. It is to be hoped the damage may
prove leas than official reports now Indi
cate. ' .
1 The southwest shows no Improvement la
rr.e drought conditions reported for some
weeks, rom - central Texas to the Paclflo
coast hard conditions confront stockmen,
and In the high irrigated valleys fruit
growers have suffered greatly by the eold
wave of April 25, which reached almost to
the Mexican border. California, however,
escaped this late freeze and reports her
fruit damage from the preceding week less
than reported. Valencia oranges are be
ing picked in the California orange belt,
and alfalfa Is being fcarvested in Arizona.
Prices for Tame
Hay Show Slump;
All Markets Dull
Limited Demand Causes Un
usually Slow "Movement
. Large Surplus Still in
Hands of Farmers.
At the beginning of the second
quarter of the present year, the hay
markets of the country continue very
dull. Prices of tame hay have de
clined $3 to $4 a ton since the first
of the year and the movement gen
erally has been very slow because of
the limited demand, it is pointed out
in an article in the Market Reporter
of April 23, published by the United
States Department of Agriculture.
On January 1, it was estimated
that onlv 25 to 30 Der cent of the
I marketable surplus had been shipped
irom the principal timothy produc
ing states. From a survey just com
pleted by the United States Bureau
of Markets, it is estimated that 60
to 65 per cent of the surplus has now
been marketed, leaving 35 to 40 per
cent yet to be shipped before the
new crop arrives on the market.
In a review published during the
week of January 8, it was estimated
that 40 to 45 per cent of the hay in
Ohio, Indiana, andIllinois had al
ready been marketed, while iir the
other timothy states, including
Michigan and New York, 20 to 25
per cent was estimated to have been
sold. At this time the surplus to be
marketed is estimated to. be almost
the same in all these states. This
would indicate a heavier movement
from the northern and eastern states
during the past three months than,
from the central western group.
Less Alfalfa Held.
From 65 to 70 per cent of the alfal
fa crop is reported to have been
marketed up to April 1, compared
with 35 to 40 per cent on January 1.
While this leaves a smaller per
centage for alfalfa than timothy, jt
does not necessarily show a better
movement of alfalfa during the. past
three" months, for the reason that
the alfalfa movement had been
heavier than the timothy movement
up to January 1, and there was a
smaller surplus of that time.
The reports do indicate, however,
that stocks in various alfalfa sec
tions, as in the timothy sections,
have been evened up and that Idaho,
Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska have
now reduced- their marketable sur
plus to nearer the percentages shown
by the other states. Practically all
the hay has been shipped from NeW
Mexico and Arizona and new hay is
now appearing on these markets. Re
ports from Montana show, a light
movement in that state, with only 30
td 35 per cent of the surplus mar'
keted to date.
Because of the low quality of
much of the alfalfa which is yet
unmarketed and the prevailing
prices and market conditions, which
in many instances do not permit re
turns in excess of the cost of pre
paring and , delivering th hay to
market, it is thought by many deal
ers in the central western states,
' Poultry supply dealers say there
is an unusual demand for Anconas
and Black Minorcas this season so
much so that. there is much specu
lation as to the cause ofvthis sudden
popularity. Is it because both
breeds lay a plentiful sapply of white
eggs or is it that the widespread ad
vertising these varieties have receiv
ed is now beginning to have its
effect? Most likely the latter, as
there are numerous other varities
that lay white eggs and whose rec
ord of production is equally good.
There can be no question but that
the advertising a variety receives has
much to do with its popularity. When
did white Orpingtons gain fame?
Not until . Kellerstrass had spent
thousands of dollars in advertising
them the length and breadth of the;
land. How about White Rocks? No
one will dispute the fact that the
advertising U. R. Fisher has given
this variety is responsible to some
extent at least for. its present
strength. Then there are the An
conas the variety mentioned above
as having obtained unusual popu
larity this season. Can any one doubt
that H. Cecil Sheppard ghotild be
credited for this? No one has ad
vertised the AricOnas so widely, or
so praiseworthy as Sheppard. Thus
it would seem that most any variety
that is a standard variety can gain
the popular acclaim if properly pre
sented to the public. There are godd
points favoring all and it only re
mains for some enterprising fancier
to back them with an advertising
campaign. ' '. , '
You cannot succeed with the finest
birds in the best sort' of habitation
unless care is exercised to see that
proper sanitary conditions prevail.
Cleanliness is one of the most im
portant essentials ' to success with
hens. Not only should the poultry
house be cleaned and disinfected reg
ularly but ventilation should be such
as to insure pure, fresh air at all
times without permuting ' , of
draughts of dampness:
Pampness and poor ventilation art
the causes of many poultry ills, par
ticularly colds and roup. These can
be largely prevented by eliminating
the cause.
Be careful in the selection of stock
to raise. Be sure that you know
something of the parentage of chicks.
You should know that they are stan
dard bred .and that the parent stock
is strong and vigorous. You should
find out something concerning the
egg records of parent stock and
know whether the chicks you have
are bred for" egg production. A lit
tle investigation now will save you
much future trouble. Better go slow
at first and be sure you are' on the
right track. .
ft mis
An ea$-applied
powder that s sure
death to nearly all
kinds of lice .
Lice Killer
An occasions! application keeps
poultry practically free from lice.
)W Af-ney Mmek If YOU Aim
Nt 3mtUn4"
Prtitt Food
Clucsro -Terenie
that a considerable part of this al
falfa will not be baled and market
ed. On the west coast the movement
of alfalfa has been about normal,
and it is estimated that not, over 25
per cent of last year's crop remains
unsold. New. hay is being market
ed in the southern part of Califor
nia.' Much Prairie Hay IJeld.
While " reports from Texas, Ar
kansas and! Oklahoma indicate that
70 to 75 per 'cent of the prairie hay
has been marketed, the report? from
the whole prairie section shbw that
only 50 to 55 per cent of the crop
intended for market had been ship
ped up to April 1. The estimated
percentage of hay. to be marketed
in the ; various prairie producing
states on April 1 are as follows:
Montana, .60 per cent; Wisconsin,
60 per cent; Missouri, 40 per cent;
Kansas. 40 per . cent; Iowa, 50 per
cent; Nebraska, 45 per cent; North
Dakota, 50 per cent; Minnesota, 45
per dnt; South Dakota, 50 per cent;
California, 50 per cent; Arkansas,
20 per cent; Texas, 30 per cent and
Oklahoma, 40 per cent.
The price decline which began
last May has continued and the
average price for- No. 1 timothy at
the principal markets which was
about $29.50 a ton at the beginning
of the year, is now about $25.25 and
$19 a ton lower than at the cor
responding time last vear. Alfalfa
has declined from $27.50 for No. 1
on January 1 to about $24.25 a ton
at the present time, compared with
$37 on April 1, 1920.
Prairie hay is practically un
changed at about $16 a ton as the
average price for No. 1 upland, but
is down $13 a ton from the price of
May a year ago. Taken as a whole,
hay prices are lower than at any
other time during the past two
years. -
Alliance Furnishes Camp
. Ground for Auto Tpurists
Alliance, Neb., May 1. (Special.)
Automobile, tourists passing
through Alliance will have the priv
ileges of a spacious camping ground
within the city limits. The city park
board has set aside a half block of
ground adjoining the city , park for
this purpose. A pavilion, with all
modern conveniences,1 including hot
and cold running, water, has been
erected on the ground and every
facility ' for the accomodation of
camping 'parties will be at hand.
Pained signboards will be placed
along all roads leading into the city
directing tourists how to reach the
camping -ground. The accommoda
tions of the park will be free to the
Pawnee City Seniors-Visit
Wesleyan on "Snekk Day
Pawnee' City, Neb., May 1'.
(Special.) The senior class of Paw
nee City high school held their an
nual "sneak day" and about 30 mem
bers drove to University P4ace, more
than 90 miles, in automobiles, where
they were the guests of Nebraska
Wesleyah university. Members of
the faculty accompanied them.
Spark plugs', of British manufac
ture are "made to tit the American
automobile,;' while the American
spark plugs, as a rule,. will not serve
for BntisjMnade cars or motorcycles.
Barney Oldfield
: "I wouldn't accept a car and drive it
to my garage without full coverage
v Liability, Fire and Theft, Property Dam
age and Collision Insurance."
"April tl Issue the Nstional Underwriter"
A Word to the Wise is Sufficient!
Surety Bond Insurance Investment Securities
640 First National Bank Building Tyler 0360
ta the Careful Handling of All Order
for Grain and Provision for Future
Delirery m All the Important Markets
W Operate Offices at
Wire Cormcctiow "
h All Offices
Except Kansas City
Omafca, Nebraska - ...
Liaecln, Nebraska
Hastiafs, Nabraaka
Cfcicago, Illinois
Sions City Iowa
Holdrefe, Nebraska
Geneva, Nebraska
Daa Moines, low
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hamburg, Iowa
Kansas City, Missouri
Consignments of All Kinds of Grain
Every Car Receives Careful Personal Attention
The Updike Grain Company
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Five Million Dollars in
Bonds were voted by the
People of Omaha to buy
the Gas Plant and pay
for supplies on hand and
accounts due and receivable.
When the plant was taken over by
the Water Board there was no money
whatever' turned over for working
capital. N '
Improvements .in the gas making
plant, and extension, of distribution
mains are now necessary to render more
'efficient 'and greater service.
If tomorrow, the people of Omaha
vote YES on the gas bond proposition,
the Water Board can make the needed
improvements, extend the gas mains and
thus increase the earning power of the
plant. v
. .The bonds will not increase taxes,
because, not only will the interest there
on be paid out of the increased earnings,
but likewise the principal, over a period
of 30 years. V
Moreover, as a result of 'such im
provements and extended service, the
increased income of the plant will ulti
mately result in reduced gas rates to the
''. ' ,
' Metropolitan Utilities District.
v By R. B. HOWELL,
. General Manager.