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Beth's Weekly Moultrie Observer Column - Week 88
(This appears here courtesy of The Moultrie Observer)


   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 Prosperity."
   "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 bearing fruit.
   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 - 131-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 model. 
   Prices are f.o.b. Detroit.  Front bumper now included as standard equipment on 131-inch and 157-inch wheelbase!


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