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Albert Lea Evening Tribune Farm Tab (Newspaper) - November 16, 1942, Albert Lea, MinnesotaALBERT LEA EVE 111 IIG TUIBUflE jVUti— ’SfaL* ZlJOLxr* aug441 CLUB REPORTER, VOLUME I    ALBERT    LEA,    MINNESOTA,    MONDAY,    NOVEMBER    16.    1942,    NUMBER    6THANKSGIVING 1942□Freeborn County Itself Is One of the Things Our Farmers Can Be Especially Thankful For This Year Have the farmers of Freeborn f I county anything to be thankful for this year when Thanksgiving day comes? They have a strenuous season, with sacrifice, hard work, giving—sons, strength, time and money. Are they thankful? Yes, they are. Thankful for a number of things, among them Freeborn county. They are thankful for Freeborn I county, because it is a good coun | ty, and has given them much that is worth while, worth sacrificing!NOVEMBER IN ALBERT LEA for, worth working for, worth j fighting for, worth keeping. They are thankful that Freeborn county is free, and they want it kept that way for themselves and their children. They love their lands where they are masters, not vassals. Freeborn county is exceptionally blessed with natural gifts for the farmer, and the proof ol this is evident everywhere — in the modern iarm homes and th*- well built barns, chicken and hog houses, granaries, silos, machine sheds and garages that have steadily through the years re placed the log houses and the all too inadequate buildings for stock and crops of earlier days. At planting, cultivating and harvest time the fields sire filled with splendid farm machinery that gets the work out of the way efficiently and speedily. Horses sent the oxen into oblivion and now tractors ate all but chasing the horses back into the pastures. Today you cannot tell a farm wife from a city housewife on the streets of Albert Lea Saturday nights, nor can you see any difference in her modern home from that of ber city sister. Freeborn county has an elevation of 1,200 feet, and therefore has some of the highest and best drained farm lands in the state. It lies on the watershed between the Minnesota and Mississippi drainage slopes. Th** Cobb river in the northwest part of the conn ty runs toward the Minnesota river and in the southeast the Shell Rock and a branch Of tiered;* r river tun southeast toward the Mississippi. Freeborn county’s 20 townships ar*; each six miles square, making a total of 720 square miles. There are 17 or lk lakes, a few pleasant hills and much lew-1 or rolling fertile farm land broken by groves of good timber. Underneath the ground, a !**w hundred feet down, there is a layer of sandstone, covered by gla rial drift. Thus we get good, cold artesian water to drink. The sur face soil is two to four feet deep with rich black mould, made by long years of vegetable deposit! enriched by ancient annual fire.*-The subsoil i* clay Nature has ar ranged that the land can stand much moisture and m^cb dr;, n* so that never ba* the.*-- teen a real crop failure. Comparatively recent years have seen the drainage oi large old lake beds and swamp-, bring log much rich peat and muck land areas under the plow. More and •{•more wet acreage is being tiled, until new possibilities for diversified crop* appear constantly, and in place of ll)*' wheat and corn of early times, there appear soy* beans and sugar beets and countless different food crops for both animals and loll; 'nils fall the barns are bursting wit It hav and the granaries are cl ow ding their walls with corn i and small grains. Dried fruits and canned vegetables are on th** shelves in the cellars and root vegetables are in th** bins. Besides what he has put away for bis ow ti use the farmer has raised much that he has shipped out lot the use ol others, im lud-ong our armed forces. These are Foods for Victory. Most Important to our Freeborn county farmers is the winning ot thH war, and mod important to the winning of this wat are the Freeborn county farmers.In The Farm Tab The picture on this page is an actual Freeborn county field acone, taken by an Evening Tribune photographer. The Fat in Tab this month bas a very special story about “Triplets in Oakland" and another about a Freeborn count' farmer who is building a new turkey house for “SPOO Utile Turkeys.** Head the historical stoty of the effort of our t ll Boys ami Cilia j( tub. "To Make th*- Best Better.'* i Note the two I II dub state beam* I pions, winners In th*- Market Fig I titer and Clothing projects, who ’• ill have a if;J» to Chicago, and th* boy who it going to l*'*d four | calve; Instead Of one, There ate I go* <’ Faire Bureau pages mo, and the plcttm of “A Remarkable j Little Station'* In iii*- county. 1 Don't in i hh an J i bingOur Advertisers This farm magazine is made possible through the co-operation of the busmtss firms whet*- advertisements appear inside. They will appreciate your patronage. Advertiser    Pag**    No. ALBERT LEA BAKING CO    10 A LE A BLDG A LOAN    13 A. LU A CO OP. CRC AME RY    .4 ALBE RT EFA MILK CO......7 A Ll A AUTOBODY WORKS 12 Bf HA ENDS DRUG STORE 2-10 BERTELSON LU M Ei I R CO...    5 BURTIS MOOR DAIRY ...... IS ERLANDSON A SON ...... 14 FIRST NATIONAL BANK ____ 4 FRET DOHN CO. COOP OIL IS 13 15 G OUCH I AG: OOH ......... 5 CU LI” fir Od IID sr CO...    8 john' ud food sror.L 11 KEPPLE IMPLEMENT CO ... 4 LUECK SANDERS DRUG CO..14 MIDWAYS SUPER SERVICE 2 ST. PAUL CLOTH O HOUSE .18 SCHMIDT'S...................14 SPICER'S DRUG STORE .....8 SPURGEON'S    ...    . 2 WALLACE'S     3 SETTERHOLM TOEPEL CO...I* When the frost is on the punkin and the fodd r's in the shock, And you hear the kyouck and gobble of the struttin' turkey cock And the clackin' of the g incas and the cluckin' of the I ens, And the rooster's hallylooyeh as he tiptoes on the fence; O, it's then's the time a fe let is a-feelin at his best, With ihe risin' sun o greet him from a night of peaceful r st, As he leaves the hou e balei ade , and goes > ut to feed the steel:, When the frost is on th punkin and the fodder's in the shock. CAMBLE STOP. J. M. GT D EN - James Whitcomb Riley.

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