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Albert Lea Evening Tribune Farm Tab (Newspaper) - September 21, 1942, Albert Lea, MinnesotaALBERT LEA EVEfWlG TRIBUnE xwiti— 29* JU Jwn 4-H CLUB REPORTER* SS IP,VOLUME I    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1942 ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA. NUMBER 4 *One Of Our Oldest FarmersJoseph Wadsworth Keeps Smiling and Helping Son Fronk on Their 240 Acre Farm in Freeman Township There had been several days I free of rain and the hay lay in the fields ready to be put into the1 mows so all hands were out on the Wadsworth farm in Riceland township to get the job of filling the lofts done and out of the way. : There was much going on around the barn on the day that the Tab' folks visited the place. Handling the trip rope of the hay sling was Joseph L. Wadsworth, who had just celebrated his 80th birthday a couple of day** before. He had been ill with a bad case of near-pneumonia, but1 he couldn’t stay in bed when there was work to be done and extra men scarcer than hen’s teeth, so although he felt like a •'sheet of tissue paper," he got out his overalls and went to work, helping his son Frank run the hay sling. Joseph and Babe Joseph Wadsworth is living proof that twinkles in the eye do not wear out if you keep using j them for 80 years. You can lee one of these twinkles if you look at his picture on this page, taken w ith Babe, the sturdy Clydesdale J that the Wadsworths got from Canada a decade or so ago. one ot | a pair. Joseph Wadsworth is proud to have his picture taken with Babe. as she typifies all the horses, that during his long life he has owned and loved. He can tell many a tale about these horses, wild colts that he broke to drive when he was a young fellow*, and the colt he broke to ride by giving him sugar, and the blind mate of Babe, that the Wadsworths do not like to work, but give a happy1 pasture holiday. Has Picture of First Team Joseph Wadsworth has a tin type picture of a pair of young oxen that he had broken to drive | and had traded to his father for j his own first pair of colts, and he had a photograph taken o! the colts after he broke them to har-: ness. Both pictures were made in I Albert I^ea by our earliest pho-; tographers, Del Fuller and S S Edwards. On the Wadsworth farm, horses are still tops for work, and there are six always busy, the Clydes dale Babe and five big Percher ons. Babe’s blind mate is the seventh. Only for the heavier jobs are tractors used. Horses Pull Out the Carrier Kindness is mon- powerful than blows, Joseph Wadsworth be lieves, and so does his son I rank who was driving Babe and her Percheron mate, I^idy, back and forth hoisting the hay up into the loft and pulling the carrier back outside ready for another loa There wasn’t any jerking an : shouting going on, because Frank and his strong, sleek hor sea un deratand each other very well. This business of getting the car Her out of the loft into position again, as worked out by the Vt a I? worths, is worth stopping to nu tice. "Many a tim*-,” said Joseph. *‘I hauled that carrier out by as you will see■by    * hand." But now, by means of clev pc turc. me rn >    ^ erly arranged ropes ant! f dleys a tree Uke horses do the job with ease, I pi'fur* * r*%    j th d to Above ii Joseph L Wadsworth and his favorite horse Babe, a Clydesdale. They were both working at the job of hoist mg hay into the barn loft. To the right is Frank Wadsworth and his I - year old Shorthorn sire, fi del lyn Farms Beau. rope Then when rh*- hay is When a load is driven up to th* a1! in th*- mow th*- hors* « ar*-barn the hors h ar*- nidi it* bed again bitched to the ra< k and Min* j from the hayrack and filched bac* for mort- hwy. while a sec ond team ami rack arrives to go through Hic same procedure. Probably our roaders will remember the story of \rf Toenges and bis clot erie hay hoist, in the August number of the Farm l ab. He used live wire horsepower vvhit*- Iii** Wadsworths use live flesh horsepower. Either way saves manpower, and shows that heads save heels. Around IOO tons of hay were put in this barn, which is one of the finest in the county, built entirely of hollow til*- blocks about 11 years ago. There is also a granary holding six or seven thousand bushels of i «u n and grains, built of blocks Ilk** the barn, and a hog house, modern In every way, that you will note in tin* picture behind the handsome Shorthorn sire that Frank i holding by a rope. A Purebred Sire 'I his bull ll one of I he PUI * bred animals raised by Wilson Ar < o. tat their farms in Waukegan, 111. He Is called Edellyn Farms Beau, 1 His name should be Beau, for no handsomer, sturlder, healthier animal could b«- found anywhere, and lh*- Wadsworths are pretty puff' d u|» about bim. He is three ; years old and has a “lierfeet form,** being what those who i know, rail "four cornered,” with | H straight back and proud car-: riage. In short, he is okay. Short* horns have always been the cattle raised by tin* Wadsworth*, grand* I father, father and son, because they ai** versatile, being both good milkers and good to eat. Milk them when that makes tho most profit., and sell them for beef when that work- out hest, Is the i plan on this fa i in Pepper Is Famous Pepin i helps v ii Ii t h* cattle. She is th- dandy little dog you se** on Hi* step of tile house v. itll (<'ontlnued on Page 2» Our Advertisers This firm ma ga ii ne is made possible through the cooperation of the business firms whose ad-vertisem* nts appear inside They will appreciate your patronage. Advertiser    Page    No. Al Bf RI lf A BAKING Co... ti A. Lf A Bl DG. A LOAN ---- 7 ALFA COOP DAIRY BAR . 13 Al Bf RT Lf A MIL K CO.    7 A lf A AUTO BODY WORKS 12 Bf HRNE D3 DRUG STORE ^ 13 BE RT Lf SON LUM Bf R CO ..    4 BURN8MOOR DAIRY......15 ERLANDSON A SON    7    8    12 FIRST NATT BANK    ..    12 FREEBORN CO COOP. OIL 5 C.AMBLF STORES ......... 2 J M. GE NOL FR      15 GILDNER - I AGF SON _____  5 GULBRANDSON HOWK Co. 8 JOHNSRUD 5 FOOD STORE 10 Kf PPLI IMPI I MI N T CO 4 LUECK SANDERS DRUG 14-16 MIDWAY’S SUPf R SERVICE ? ST. 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