The January 1934
Southern Planter that we are having such fun reading has 2 pages on a
"Spray Program for Fruit Growers" that is full of good information for
today at least as timing is concerned. I'll bet that some of the
pesticides have changed - as there is one called "The Astringent Arsenate
of Lead" that fairly screams POISON! to me. (Remember, I know nothing
about this kind of thing!)
Before I moved to Moultrie I fed my horses Eshelman Red Rose Feed.
Here's an ad that says that Eshelman was founded in 1842. Not only did
they have horse feed, but they could feed chickens too.
Their ad reads, "Wake'em up to bigger egg production through Eshelman
Red Rose Laying Mash. No use having those lights go on unless there are
eggs coming to pay the bill. Eshelman's Red Rose Laying Mash gives hens
laying ideas. It's chock full of the very ingredients that hens and eggs
need. Keep egg profits up and feed costs down, by maxmium (sic) egg
production. Remember, Eshelman Red Rose Laying Mash has three generations
of farm experience behind it - and thousands of poultrymen today profiting
from it. John W. Eshelman & Sons, Lancaster, PA."
Does anyone know if Eshelman Red Rose Feed still exists?
On the Editorial Page there's an article concerning "The South's
"Unquestionably a new day i8s dawning in the agricultural South.
Farming is on the upturn and evidence of prosperity is seen on every
hand. It is generally recognized that the Southland is leading the nation
in business recovery.
Flue-cured tobacco, cotton and peanuts are about twice as high per
pound as in 1932.
The 1933 flue-cured tobacco crop is valued at 110 million dollars as
compared with 43 million in 1932. The cotton crop of 1933, lint and seed,
is valued at nearly 700 million dollars compared with 425 million for
1932. These amounts do not include rental, benefit and option payments.
Second hand automobiles are almost unobtainable and indications are
there will be a ready sale of new cars. Many of the debts and most of the
delinquent taxes have been satisfied. This means greater purchases of
commodities from now on.
The efforts of the nation's great leader, President Roosevelt, are
The Ford Motor Company has a half page ad proclaiming "Ford V-8 Truck
Prices Reduced. New lower first cost has now been added to low cost of
operation and low cost of maintenance. Now for the first time an
8-cylinder, 75 horsepower truck is available for as little as $500. The
Ford V-8 that has proved itself in actual service - proved its power,
speed, stamina and economy.
Economy of operation and up-keep is one of the outstanding features of
the Ford V-8 engine. Most "8's" have been big engines, designed for use
in heavy, expensive units. But the Ford V-8 - compact, simple, easily and
inexpensively serviced - has shown that high power can be had at a very
small cost. The records of thousands of owners establish remarkably low
figures not only for gasoline and oil consumption, but for service and
repairs. It is the most economical Ford engine ever built.
The new low prices add another important economy factor. Today, more
than ever, the Ford V-8 is the logical truck to help your business show a
profit. The nearest Ford dealer is ready to help you select the Ford unit
best suited to your business.
A price chart follows.with the V-8 Truck - 131½-inch wheelbase shows
models from a total price of $500 to $780 for the DeLuxe Panel.and you get
$31 reduction off of that $780!
If you want a 157-inch wheelbase the prices range from $520 to $860
with a $36 reduction on the most expensive model.
If you want a "V-8 Commercial Car - 112-inch wheelbase" the prices
begin at $360 and go to $565 with a $5 reduction on the most expensive
Prices are f.o.b. Detroit. Front bumper now included as standard
equipment on 131½-inch and 157-inch wheelbase!