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WANT ADS 4500 THE DAILY PANTAGRAPH, HOW THE TROYERS LIVE BIG CHIEF VAHOO V MICE OP fOU TO POSE FO Family's Income Is Average As Compared to U. of I. Survey ME IN NATIVE COSTUME. PRINCESS WELCOME CHANGE FROM PAINTING FISHERMEN PHONE ' Biggest Single Item Is for Farm Machinery This is the last of several articles dealing with how the Oliver Troyer family of Dangers Dangers lives. Future stories will deal with their trip to Springfield Springfield where they will compete with 11 other families for the title of typical Illinois farm family. They won the Bloom-ngton Bloom-ngton Bloom-ngton area contest. Editor, BY THE FARM FAMILY CONTEST EDITOR. DAN VERS. Unlike the shorter years of their earlier farm life, the Oliver Troyers now stand slightly above the average In regard to farm Income. The average used for comparison is that released earlier this cummer by the University University of Illinois. Figures from this university survey survey showed the average. Central Illinois farm family to have a net cash income of $2,167. Mr. Troyer reports his family to be in the J2,000-$3,000 J2,000-$3,000 J2,000-$3,000 income bracket. Average Acreage. Ttie survey also reported the average family was found to farm around 241 acres. The Troyers are now working 365 acres and, in the earlier years, farmed 160 acres. As the Troyers are tenant farm ers, Jittle of their income is spent for taxes. They do, however, have personal taxes and other charges cn their machines. Food is not a problem for them as they are able to supply 75 percent percent of their food need from the farm crop. As with all farm fam ilies, all foods are not grown on the farm and Mr. Troyer estimated this amounted to 25 percent of tneir entire supply. Magazines and reading material material for the family was estimated estimated at $20 to $30 j T yar. Utility Mil are not considered a the Troyer farm in not equipped with gaa, electricity or telephone service and water 1 secured from a well. Biggest item in the Troyer bud get is machinery for the farm Tractors, wagons, a baler and other machinery inust be kept in good running order and this some times proves expensive. Respons- Respons- ibiiity for the mechanical condi tion of the machinery formerly SILVDY. Orville beat the lincit by getting under a liay wagon for a short period. The slight breeze, coming across the field, was still hot, though. t 5 DVNVKKS Iast week was a busy one for .1' hn Troyer wh worked Willi his father and brother. Orilli pill ting on I lie Farmer Dies After Fall From Barn Injuries Fatal For Alvin Glenn CLINTON- CLINTON- (PNS) Alvin 57. DeWitt county farmer, Wednesday evening In the Warner hospital as a result juries received in a fall evening from the barn loft home, eisht miles southeast Clinton. The body was removed to Reeser funeral home where John Ilerrington will h.il.l Inquest at 2 p. m. (standard) Thursday. Funeral services will be 3 p. m. (standard) Friday Clinton Christian church, the H. B. Wheaton officiating. will be in Woodlawn cemetery. He was born April 19. Indianola. la., the son of and Catherine Mills (ilenn. married Miss Melissa Carneal Clinton. He is survived by his widow, brothers and one bister, Hey worth; Klmer. Sherman Edgar, all of Clinton and Sadie Cross, Saunemin and a IltH fariiL I sister, Allie Glenn, Clinton. r HerbertT.Price OPTOMETRIST and MFC OPTICIAN 10! EAST WASHINGTON ST. Comfortable Eyes Through Properly Fitted Lenses. fell on Oliver Jr., now a mechanic in the army. Do Own Work. Incidental repairs for the farm house and land are usually handled on the farm without outeide labor. This includes general house and field upkeep, farm buildings and machinery repair. Mrs. Troyer, in addition to her household dutlce. once took n the Job of hanging paper in the two rooms. "Moat of it was easy," she remarked, "with the exception of the ceiling. I papered one of them and a neighbor neighbor finished the second." Members of the Troyer household household estimate they have spent only a small amount for doctor bills this last year. "The year before though, said Mrs. Troyer, "two operations for the boys and one or two hospital bills went a little higher." Carry Insurance. As they are constantly working with dangerous material, the Troyer men carry accident insur ance policies as protection. I.labil Ity and property damnge insurance is also carried on machinery. Mr. Troyer keeps account books for the farm income. Keglatcred In the farm program, he muwt keep a close check on his crop Income 4. T'i.-jtT T'i.-jtT A human being may percpire one and a half pints of liquid a day during very hot weather. ! f Our New Neighbors MACKINAW. Mr. and Evan DePoister, a girl, born day at Mennonite hospital. SHIRLEY. Mr. and Mrs. Sieg, a boy, born Tuesday at Mennonite hospital. GIBSON CITY. Mr. and Ernest Schroeder. a boy. Wednesday at St. Joseph's DOWNS. Mr. and Mrs. Shoemaker, a girl, born their home near Down. The has been named Melodee Ann. .4 if M Leroy Household Science Club to Meet LKItOV. INS) The tiold Science club will meet day all day at the home Ida Fentress. A potluck will be served at noon. Talk on Interior decoration, ton and share cropper given by Mrs. Sol Holderly, Roy Ga-ssner Ga-ssner Ga-ssner and Mies Ruby terson. ITS WARM. An experienced worker, .Mr. Trojcr found Hie miii a little hot. 'Hie Trojcrs plan to work with the baler this week. Learn That Son Will Be Sent to Iceland ARROWSMITH. PN.S) and Mrs. Walter Plelnes word aturday from their Dana, who Is In aviation the United States navy, had been assigned first class man on an airplane and Inx for Iceland. Nears Completion CI JNTON. ( l'NS) The house being built on the property, 400 block. East Wood-lawn avenue, will be ready for Inspection by the within the next two weeks, ing; to announcement by Emmett Kent, the

Clipped from The Pantagraph07 Aug 1941, ThuPage 5

The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois)07 Aug 1941, ThuPage 5
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