80 years ago this week.
The auctioneering firm of Hess & Hammond, Akron, report that the Holstein sale at the Seiberling farm near Akron was held March 10. The 30 head averaged $178. A March 16 sale at the Guernsey cattle farm of Edward Thompson near New London saw 28 head selling for $3,240.
Despite inclement weather, 23 head of Holsteins brought about $7,000 at the sale of J.C. Stouffer and sons near Columbiana. The top-selling cow, Queen Canary Vale Concordia sold to Arthur Board of Canfield for $1,600. Her 2-year-old daughter, Locust Lawn Segis DeKol, went to Seth Basinger of North Lima for $600. A 7-month-old calf sold to Clifford Israel of Beloit for $410.
50 years ago this week.
John J. Lacey, editor of Nation’s Agriculture told the 12-county Farm Bureau legislative and Home and Community Rally in Salem March 30, that although labor pretends to be a friend of the farmer, “it turns right around and demands subsidies, the worst thing that can be done. Subsidies are just another form of dishonesty, brought into being because of political expediency.”
Lacey urged Farm Bureau members to plead with their legislators for proper legislation to “lick” inflation by imposing taxation, proper credit policies, creating abundant production, and following suitable limits in selling government bonds.
25 years ago this week.
Two Ohioans, Norman A. Sugarman, Cleveland, and Richard A. Riley, Akron, have been elected to the board of trustees of the new National 4-H Council. They are among 20 representatives of business, education and government serving as board members of the council, a nonprofit corporation that will unify functions of the National 4-H Service Committee and the National 4-H Foundation.