The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 11, 1946 · Page 18
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 11, 1946
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Brown Guernsey Herd Is 40 Years Old Left to right .above, A. J. Brown and Eldon Shaw, and Walter Barr in the foreground, who attended the Guernsey Breeders A •«' picnic at the W. H. Bosworth farm last Tuesday, June 4. FATHER, 3 SONS ALL ACTIVE IN COUNTY DAIRYING The name of Brown is instantly associated with dairying in this section, and well it might, for A. J. Brown is the oldest living Guern- scyl breeder in the State of Iowa. The Brown herd of Guernseys has 'been in existence for the past 40 years. But the Brown family Isn't ull Guernsey—Ralph Brown, who farms y> mile cast of Lor- Biii is a Ilolslein man, and while we don't know, we'll bet there are some interesting: discussions of the merits of the two breeds, Carl Brown, •who has farmed the past three years near Irving- Ion, has a herd of 30 purebred Guernseys, and with his brother, Loren, who has a herd, of 100 Guernsey cows -arid heifers at his place south of Algona, the two have used the safne sires arid have identical breeding lines for their herds. Loren Brown hal run a dairy farm for some years, and is constantly bettering his herd. He is also engaged in the local retail business. Carl has two 'boys and two girls, one of the boys now being in Jap-' ;>n. Another son is in 4-H work and is 'building a herd of his own. He was given a heifer and now has five head of his own. The Brown Dairy has been in operation for the past 15 years. Algona To Be Host June 25 At District Show For Holsteins Algona will play host, June 25, to a district Holstein show. Counties in the sixth district include Winnebago, Worth, Cerro Gordo, Hancock. Franklin, Hardin, Hamilton, Wright, Webster, and Humboldt. The district show will be held at the Kpssuth Fairgrounds. This will be the first show in four years. District show winners will be entered in the state show to be held August ll-14. t at Cedar Rapids. Floyd Bode of Algona is in charge of entries, and the deadline for entering was June 10. •Floyd Johnston, extension dairyman -from Iowa State College, will judge the show. In addition to the judging contest, which is open to .everyone who cares to witness the event, a picnic -limner with free ice cream is ; being arranged. Lots of Potatoes. C. C. Miller of Clarinda reports even the vegetables have entered into the spirit of the food program. One hill of potatoes in his garden yielded 61 spuds. Wesley Study Club Wesley: TheStudy club will meet Thursday, May 16, with Mrs. A. M. Lease. Mrs. John Amesbury will have the lesson and there will be an election of .officers. Returns To Fenton Fenton: Alivia Mueller returned home the 1 early part of this last week from a week's visit at'Charles City at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Vickerman •and Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Took To The Air. Mrs. Deddo Meyer of Holland, Iowa, became ill while visiting.) relatives in Michigan recently anc was flown back to her home. The 70 year old grandmother stood hei first air trip well, and reports thai after her recovery she would like a pleasure plane ride. ANNOUNCING! The Opening Of NORMAN Machine & Farm Equipment REPAIR SHOP G. R. Norman Parts Made and Repaired Oxy and Acetylene Welding Portable Electric Welding (All Work Guaranteed) Block South Milwaukee Depot , Next to CarglHfeed Store Thrilling Ride. When Donald Gaylor of Bellc- vue took his daughters for a buggy ride recently, they got more than they bargained for. The tongue slipped up through the neckyoke, letting the .buggy run up on the horses' heels. In the runaway that followed, daughter Roberta jumped safety, Mr. Gaylor was thrown clear and seven-year-old Karen stuck with the 'buggy and arrived home safely, the ride ending when the horses straddled a tree in the •front yard. Captures Raccoons. Albert Mein of Beaman killed a mother raccoon and found himself, unintentionally the foster father of •four young coon orphans. After hand-feeding them milk with a spoon for a week be gave them away so that he could again 'find time for farming. Walter Barr Guernsey Breeder Located 3 Miles South and IV^ Miles West of Algona 30 Head of Females Purebred Bull at the Head of the Herd ALftQNA, IOWA Pasterized Guernsey MILK and CREAM I "li COTTAGE CHEESE * BUTTER » • • * PHONE 190 WE DELIVER 'BROWN'S DAIRY FARM' ,2 Miles South and '/a Mile West of Algona LOREN BROWN, OWNER The Brown Herd of 100 Guernsey Cpws and'Heifer$ v ^^. .V' 'Hi'

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