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§&! sife gs? & Mmmf^-'* $v SECTION 1—PAGE SIX '1W nr E.' F. TUCKER, i(. ©fei The Farm News Department Spttclal Page Devoted to the Farming Interests of Crawford County, Wherein the News of the Farmer and 3tock iRaiser is Chronicled From Week to Week. "GOOSE POND," SAC COUNTY Goose pond, over at Wall Lake, so long known as a stinking,.filthy, mos quito breeding marsh, where frogs ahd muskrats thrived both winter and sum mer, a marsh which many predicted would always remain a marsh, is sooft to be a land .where fields of grain will wav«, where' growing crops and vel vety meadows will take the place of dismal swamp, where herds of cattle will replace flocks of wild fowl, where highways will, take the place of row boat? and hip hoots, and where orna mental trees and shrubbery will take the place of the cat tail and tough slough grass, and all because human Ingenuity has stepped In and reclaim ed this vast area of waste. Messrs. Charles Voss and" Frank Woolston, of Denison, some time ago conceived the idea of reclaiming this now famous goose pond, and purchased the swamp. Many have thought they were.trying to accomplish the impos sible, and that they would reap naught for their trouble, but it would seem from the following article taken fronl the Wall Lake Blade that these gentle men are to be amply repaid for their forsightedness. The Blade of May ®th tells of the undertaking as fol lows: AH doubt about the. success? of thj& 'greatt engineering feat in draining thb goose pond' seems to haye yanished Prior to thfe great undertaking therfef seemed to be much skepticism exr pressed as to its feasibility, £nd nany of our older residents, hooted at thfe 1d«aj'of attemptlng itii'ythiiig gb rash.' This project was'ftot lin'dertiltten un til many careful surveys1 had been' made: and these surveys submitted: to, some1 of jthe best national and stajEfe gngtateers many of renown who had served years in the reclamation" ser vice. After all plans had been approved this great work was undertaken and* proves the wisdom of the men who devised the plan. The magic key to this great puzzle was a straightened and deepened channel for th6 Boyer river. This fact is now so apparent and' simple that we all stare in amaze ment that no one had ever conceived of this idea before. By straightening and deepening the river channel it gives the same sufficient capacity to carry all water in flood1 times. None now flows into tike goose pond making it a, huge reservoir requiring days to. drain oul again. Another thing the ditches do": Jhey gather the wafers of the creeks flowing into the pond, con,- ducting all' these waters directly through the ppnd and not allowing any: of tSe same, to spread out over the sur face! That the reclamation service is proving successful one has but to be hold: the-teams and tractors at'work upon either side of the goose pond road and note the area now under cultiva tion: Not only is this soil in a fit state for cultivation but it is actually more, dry and mellow than the average farm, land surrounding us. Many predicted it, was a marsh and would always remaifi so, but it seems, that'the impossible has happened. Wei now not only have submarines and. fly-/ lng machines but we also have a dry goosey. pongy.^fciclMg.-tfail* becomtag» moretv^fuable. V1• ji It cdrtfrinly |s going to prove a ben?', efit and a blessing to this town to.havii* •this trwamp reclaimed to have fields of growing', crops, waving grain and beautiful meadow land where we for merly had but a stinking, filthy, mos quito breeding marsh full of frogs. Those who have promoted this great project have not only enriched them selves but have been benefactors to mankind, adding to the valuation of taxable property and increasing the value of adjoining property as well not only- this but they have increased the productiveness of our country and Improved1 the sanitary conditions' of this vicinity. As one gazes upon the rich black earth of this 'and and muses over the productive qualities" of it he recalls the accounts,#liiJh Herodotus wrote',' centuries ag? ab'oijji the valley of the Nile and the fleids'&f- Babylon, where the isoil produced tftee io flie hundred fold we .wonder how many fold this soil will yield under propef cultiva tion and if it will ev^ibecbmje! Impov erished^ iFrom the appp'araqce and depth of the soil we dbuM if any taow living will see it -exhausted even though it be never Jtei^iliaKd.' Within a few years this iaid :#ilrall be under Cultivation'. This great 'tirkct of land will be divided, up into farms. Highways will traverse it, farm build ings will dot its surface, fruit, shade apd ornamental trees will break: the monotony of its vast expanse. Coming generations will sit at the knee of jfe OUR S pC Hog Worm Powder Has been supc^sfuj ly used for years. Try it with your hogs. Ph. A.' f.» .Tf L'~' i,'--^ Editor some now living and listen to them relate wonderous tales of the days when this land was a swartip filled with muskr&t houses and swarming with dupks and geese in the fall and spring. The tiny listener may express some incredulity at the number of, ducks which we may have shot or at the length of time we wert lost in the junele of can which at one time grew in this pond or at the statement of it being a vast l&ke in high water, but he will not tire. He will arise, wander to a window, look out at the fertile fields and wonder why he was not born earlier so he too could have enjoyed some of the sports of bygone days. A MODERN HOME One of the finest country homes it has been our privilege to visit this spring was that of Mr. and Mrs. Rob ert Loeck in Section 1, Charter Oak townsBip. The home is 'located only a shor^ distance east and a little south of Ricketts, and is one to command the attention bf anyone passing that way. The house which is 42x32, full two stories, sets just about the right dis tance from the highway, right ih the midst of a fine blue grass lawn, with a background of stately, shade trees intermingled with well developed frujt trees and shrubbery. 'The yards are fencedjichicketi tight and Uhe lawn, is kept down until it. has almost a vel-. vety appearance.., The foundation for' the house is of* ornamental pressed brick, terra cotta In design, We found Mri. Loeck' busy ftou^e cleaninjg.but she. dropped her work and very courteoualj^-fWipwed ^Bioteir the place! The' home is modern throughout, the different rooms on the first floor, copying of ,living room, dinipg. roe'm,: '.hallway and: kitchen, were nnshed iii highly polished oak, with beautifully tinted and frescoed walls and ceilings. On the upper floor pile was conducted into a large hallway, from which there were four "bed rooms, each with a large closet, apd the bath was also on this ,floor. The basement is divided into different rooms for the- heating plant, vege table room, fuel and wash rooms. The entire home is heated with a modern vapor system and electric lighted. The kitchen is a model one with built in cabinet, white enamel sink and a large four burner Perfection oil stove. Mrs. Loeck is the daughter of the late Herman SchUltz, of Schleswig, and is a very refined lady, well educated, and a model housekeeper. The Loeck's have a family of three children, and are certainly a contented and happy family. Mr. Loeck has everything arranged on the farm so as to save in' the labor proposition. The large barn which was" built, from cottonwood trees grojvp -on. the' plftce, Js a large one, and is practically fireproof, be ing covered with galvanized, sheet iron. It is electric lighted and ar ranged to accommodate a large num ber of stock with hay above. large garage of moderp. architecture -Housed a big six cylinder Bulck automobile, and all the other buildings on ,tjie I Hjrn!m y*- -4( i-i&V mm temmm farm were in keeping with those men tioned. Anyone ought to "ftfe satisfied to lead a rural life with such sur roundings. We made the acquaintance of Fred Bchultz, of. Section 13, Morgan town ship, the other day. Mr. SchUltz has long been a resident of Crawford coun ty, and we had seen him. a number of times, yet we did not know him per sonally. When we called at his honie we learned that he had been ill for some time and does not g$t out of doors very much, yet he oversees the work of the entire fdrm. He is liv ing on the farm his father purchased iaway back in 1879 when* he came herte from Clinton county. This farm, and some of the land adjoining, was pur chased at that time for }11 and $16 jer acre. Now Mr. Schultz can get close to $400 for it any time before breakfast. There was, a time When this gentleman owned considerable land up around 'Schleswig, but he be came discouraged in dealing with so many different kinds of tenants, apd he sold off all except the farm where he lives. He has two sons at home, therefore he does not have to rely up on hired help altogether. (Last'April he shipped a car load of hogs to Chi cago, for which he received $20.40 per hundred, and he still has a number of fine ones running around the yards. He is also running in the pasture some 60 head of Aberdeen Angus Chttle, and they all looked fat and sleek and were well cared for. There are 250 acres in the home place and Mr. Schultz has a fine set of buildings of all kinds. He had just installed a Round Oak furnace in the home, and said he ex pected to paSs »the coming winter in greater comfort than ever before. When we werp at Ms pl^ce we found Mrk/Sphultz and lEer daughter...busy paintlnk kitchen aiid living roopi Woodworjk, w^jle ..tjiey did not claim W:theand ••tie i-M1'' .-* ,.-r. ••i.'i.'ii- '--.v. exists' at plying the brush, they were'-doing a. gopd jot jjaJSers and feeders of Moi^gan township we fouiid to be Henry Lentz, %ho lives in Sec tion 14. O.ver in a splendid pasture we found 200 as -fine ewes, and fhlmost as many lambs, as one cares to gaze upon. They were westerners^ and had been shipped in last fall, and had lambed in March with the best of suc cess. Mr. Lentz had expected Louie iNaeve to come along about the first of the month and relieve the sheep of any surplus wool they might have. He sayg Louie is the best man in the county when it comes to getting the wool from a sheep's back. The first day of July these sheep will be ready for Chicago, and will be shipped to that point, and Mr. Lentz anticipates a good margin of profit on his invest ment. Mr. Lentz keeps the Poland China breed of swine, and only re cently purchased a couple of bred sows from C. M. Pederson bf fever green (Hill stock farm at Dunlap. He also purchased three bred sows from John Andersen at Irwin. He has had exceptional luck with his pig crop this spring, rasing 320 pigs, and. they certainly were nice to look upon. Many readers of this department Imay remember that last fall we had an iteiti relative to the top price for land in Morgan township. The item re ferred to Mr. Lentz when." he -jMtfd Henry Bielenberg $915 per acre for the farm he now lives upon. Many thought he paid too much for the land, hut he has had numerous offers of Big lncrekie iff Fisk Sales Due tt? Fisk Durability and Value J^JOTORISTS today are buying tires on the basis of actual results. Here is a cdndition that is leading to grfeat'demand for Fisk Tires —for Fisk visible value stands out /today in terms of greater mileage, longer fife, inore distinctive ap&edrance In every line bf business there is affrays onp pftfdnct that stands t&i tiead and shoulders above the average. Experienced motorists know the difference in tires, and they know the superior mileage and wear delivered by Fisk Tices. You'll like 'the type df dealers Who specialize in FitkTirfes-^alert, ft)&se«in£ men who know comparative values in tires, and vfho' know that success eoflies to those who serve their public. I and grtefetei' tire economy. The Fisk dealers in this community have a message for you* Next time—Buy Fisk FOR SALE*BY GIBSON & ROGERS '/»h |S... :. .' *".,. •:.' .' V' ':...• .' THE DENISON REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, MAY 14,1919 much more since he moved onto tiie place in March. "Hired help scarce'.' You can get it if you want to pay the price," said Louis Wellendorf, of section 13, Mor gan township, when we stopped at his place recently. "I have pretty good help, I t^ll you, but I pay him $80 per month and feed him good, sleep him well, and treat him as one of the boys." Mr. Wellendoxf is farming 240 acres, of fine land and is one of the stockholders in the new bank at Schleswig, and he says he made it by farming and paying attention to bttfti nesB. On the place we found .80 head of Aberdeen Angus cattfe headed, by a fine bull purchased from the estate of tl\e late Dr. Conn .100 splendid,spring pigs, and some fine milch cows. For these animals Mr. .Wellendorf has a barn 45x50 with cement foundation, and one of the easiest operated water systems we have run across. It is- the O. K. automatic system, and there, is always planty of water in the troughs. Out in the hog house is an oiler which the hogs just fight over. And believe us, they do too, because we witnessed the scrap. It is wonderful how soon the hogs learn what this oiler is for, and how they do like to use it. Eight years ago Mr. Wellendorf bought this farm for $100 per acre and has since refused $360. He lias about 50 acres in small grain and 55 acres in corn. He is trying a new stunt, for him at least, this spring, and seeded down 20. acres in Bweet olover. He says he believes it is going to make a fine feed. John Bendixen, in section 11, Mor gan township, has established a home for the 'Hampshire hog, and he treats the mother gwine so well that he has 230 spring pigs, and the white stripes around the turfy jUst back of the shoul der surely distinguishes them from any other breed. John is running 320 acres, 340 he rents from Chas. Rein king, and £0 acres he rents froip an other party. !He has lived on this place for the past four years and has this year left in .his contract. He is .paying seven dollars an apre and keeps two hired men at $75 per month each and everybody works on the "old time." 'He h^s 20 acres in spring wheat, 15 acres of barley and will have 100 acres of corn. Mr. Bendixen runs quite a few cattle, and seems to be getting his Bh$ire of this country's goods, and without the consent of anybody he peg^right along. The, reader may not know it, but One can drive for quite a way over in .Morgan township, and never leave the land .owned by Jurgen Krohnke, or ohe of the boys. When we were out through that township last week we were at the place where Herman Krohnke lives, but he was over in Schleswig and we djd not get to see him, but we m$ge the acquaintance of his wife,, and, [She knew a? much about the farra as Herman did,, no doub|t, for we .were able to gather that he was working, 320, acres, had about 40 head of cattle, had in a lot of small grain, and was gqjng to plant 80 acres of corn, Mrs. krohnke has 80 young chickens, apd was'taking care of con siderable milk. The Krohnke'# have lived-on this place the past three ^eaTs^-Jiifet- alios the- Toad^ is- -the school house, and Miss Hattie Rickett is the teacher. $he"haa ^8 scholars, and. at recess they w«re at the old game of "Itun, Sheep Run." I f" ,r .'•• .•'•*••- I 'VW-V''V,Vv«'' Rickett's parents now live In Califor nia, find she is boarding with her un cle, Hugo Krohnke, in Schleswig, whQ takes her to and from the school. And right at the next place we found George Krohnke on a 240 acre farm, with & new hog house just com pleted. The building is 18x48, with good substantial foundation, plenty of light and ventilation. George had enough cofti hanging under the porch to plant 100 acres. It was of the Yel low Dent and the white variety. Aside from the corn he. will have about 11,0 acres in small grain, of which there will be 50 acres in wheat, and the bal ance in oats. —if— Last Thursday when driving over the county and thoroughly enjoying the spring arotpa, we chanced to stop at the farm of Willie Backhaus. That gentleman was some distance from the house planting corn and we did not go to see him. Mrs. Backhaus we found busy at dressmaking we also found her a very sociable lady, and she told us that they were farming 160 acres, had 40 head of white face cattle, and 240 spring pigs with ten sows yet to farrow. They were to have 40 acres in small grain and 56 acres in corn. This is the ninth year they have lived on this farm. The Wolf's own qonsiderable land in sections 21 and 22, Morgan town ship, and we happened to stop at the home of August on last Thursday. We found Hugo, one of the boys, out in the field with four young horses hitch ed to a disc, pulverizing the nice mel low soil, preparatory to putting the planter on Monday. August, the fath er, was' down at Denison with Mat transacting some business. Ahe name of John Hoist, Jr. seems to have bei come known lip in Morgan for here at the Wolf place we found some Ches ter White hogs of his breeding. Thes'e hogs "were housed in a brand new, modern hog house situated in tho midst of a fine pasture with running water. Mrs. Wolf is an entertaining talker, and she had lots to say about the farm. She has 150 chickens, and takes care of the milk from six cows. They have lived on the place for 23 yea^s -and bf course read the Review every week. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Jensen are an iously awaiting the return from France of their son, Bernard. He entered the last July draft, and has been with the 82d ever since. He is expected to sail for home the first week in July. The Jensen's live in section "23, Mor gan, and have 280 acres. They have a splendid set of improvements, and cater to the Durocs in hogs and the A'berdeens in cattle. 'Here we found 180 spring pigs, and learned that Mr. JlJ'v v,h* I '.result^ir Natyre'h Tk 51 th +&, ",J jii'.fiWfti? O •... .v.'.. .v, -1 ,1 V''A h' Jensen will crop about 100 acres of corn. 'Wiey have lived on this place for .Ike. paat.J.i y.9*r.», and »re very much contented. Carl A. Stender is ono of the many contented .^enters of the county, aqd on last Thursday we found him out in the Held discing, for corn. He lives on the 120 belonging' to Martin Miller about six and tme-half miles south west of Schleswig. This farm is equipped with a good set of improve ments and Mr. Steitder has just pur chased a new engine with which to do the belt work on the farm. He and Mrs. Stender had recently attended a birthday party up at Henry Aldag's in 'Hayes township, Ida county. Adjoining the Stender place is the farm .where Carl Hagemann lives. He "ifrt J2."- -A 1 jt it was putting in 55 acres of white corn when we were there, and said he would be through planting Saturday night. He has 55 Chester Whites, the blood of which he secured from a prominent breeder near Battle Creek. It's a grand and glorious feelin' to stop at a man's home, and introduce yourself and have him say the first thing that he "wants to subscribe for that paper." We were met with this good news at the Rudolph Bloes farm ort last Friday where we found Mr. Bloes busy getting ready to' go to the field. We are going to make this gen tleman another visit one of these days and get his permission to tell aur many readers something of his do* ings. He's a good scout, or we'd tell it no&. Show Pride In Your Car There is no need for your car to shabby, weather worn arid mud stained. Yolt can easily refitiish the entire car, or touch up the shabby spots with Lincoln Auto Enamel Finishes Lincoln Auto Enamel Finishes simplify the problem of wf auto refinishing. They are made especially for automo biles, from selected materials which are adapted for the purpose. Ask at our store for color sample card and instruction sheet showing in detail how easy it is to make old shabby cars spick-and-span. DENISON, IOWA. FRIENDLY TOBACCO Horse Sense About Tobacco Good tobacco ought to be like a well bred noss—all th' kick taken out but all th' sperit left in. You see, half the secret of makin' a good hoss is in the .#ie j^e^^Vf-I.Selectin' tobacco that's grown right is only half oi Velvet. The agein' is the other,half. ,/ ho^ Thar's oyly one kind of agein' that gets th' right ^watcher.4 She does a jobright ^hetli^ if Mke^t* two years or two thousand. So when she gets through with the fine Kentucky Btlrley that we put awav in wooden hogsheads for two years, it's just'right. All kinds of things are packed in tobacco tins, but ypur good neighbor Will tell .ypti "Velvet ib the real pip^ tobacco." Pirdviiit fbt^6ui self. 'f Roll a VELVET Cigarette A I tA A 1 •"1. 1, For Shabby Weather-worn Automobiles srn r-M a *i [U- i-' ,. -V .'.v.-' '•rHi v-4 '"•ii I W -'A i-vM.'v --JM •'I makin' ,, It ain't been hurried none, or short cutted., It's a Nature-done job.. iitoi'. 'O iVi. nfrri' 'v: .•.fj I*-'.' 0 \i.W: V'!.- -xi' "t ilV A rt-r-j •rlv' ', v* -ll Tj'iirr ii, \h! iii'-.-r U\ •-m 0 ?$$§ -Jmi •m, assist: ,»7 v™ ijh J. 1: .-J.j.