Rev Hugh Shackelford using a scythe

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Rev Hugh Shackelford using a scythe - The age of automation r e- ccived a setback...
The age of automation r e- ccived a setback here this week when an old method of farming farming was used to harvest grain. Using a cradle and scythe which belonged (o his father, the Rev. Hugh Shackelford harvested harvested a seven-acre field o f oaLs. The harvester atlracled considerable considerable altention during the two and a half days it took to cul the field. One observer commented commented she had not seen grain harvested this way in 40 years. Mr. Sliackelford resorted t o the old method because it was less expensive. Tlie Hazel Valley native is no novice as he learned to use a scythe as a boy. The stocky, graying man cuts an eight-foot swathe with a single single swing and in the upward stroke collects (lie grain in the cradle and drops it in neat piles These piles are collected, tied with the grain and put i n shocks. Ten bundles are slacked upright and two placed across Shackelford was assisted I n harvesting by Clyde Downum The as is followed decision same be gov- a was on the ground.' required to tlie Top. deadline fail- an d Rj c ky Ri" c i,, reversed decided had further on the there voluntarily party person party. clear of s a through program, to be officials, themselves JB«MI!«li|« Ever See A Scythe? REV. SHACKELFORD SHOWS HOW . .. grain caught by scythe's cradle OATS SHOCKED NEAT AS YOU PLEASE , . . (I. to T.) Sliakeljord, Clyde and Rickii (TIMESfotoi by Pat Dona!)

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  1. Northwest Arkansas Times,
  2. 27 Jun 1964, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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