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Des Moines Iowa Homestead (Newspaper) - September 13, 1917, Des Moines, IowaMore than 150, vol. Lxii no. 37. Des moine8, Iowa september confide Insp Nebraska people go Home with renewed feeling of Confidence in the future of their great state As its agricultural interests Are affected. Nebraska presented at the 1917. State fair inspires the utmost Confidence in the future of this great mid dle Western state. Despite the War Clouds which hover Over us and which were the patriotic demonstrations through out the fair such an exhibition As Nebraska brought together this year cannot help making us All feel a Little safer for the future than we could have Felt had we not seen what Nebraska soil can really bring Forth. This has not been an Ideal season in Nebraska from the climatic standpoint. Corn will be extra Good in spots and in other parts of the state it will be Light. But there has been a great crop of Small Grain especially Oats and the 1917 crop of Garden stuff Breaks All records. been an increased interest in live Stock especially in hogs and the hog show at the Nebraska fair com pares favourably with any hog show which we have Ever seen there being head in the pens. Those who spoke of this As a hog show certainly did not miss the Mark much. The cattle show was Good too and the horses though these divisions did not come up to the hog show in Point of numbers or Quality. Nebraska Are not uneasy about the future. They can see the agriculture and can1 understand that proper and right to stimulate agriculture. Stock raising by holding such exhibitions As the one held in Lincoln last week. They can see that it is Worth their while to at tend such exhibitions and gather the lessons Engle son s first second and third prize Hereford but Confidence was not Only inspired by the products shown at the fair. The people came in Large numbers in fact breaking All previous records and this fact shows that the Farmers which appear there in such abundance. The Farmers of the state do not feel pinched by War times. On the contrary they feel that the War while a terrible calamity to the world will not seriously injure the business of farming. With this feeling they Are not afraid to take a Day or off and go to Lincoln to attend the fair. Of course most of them went by automobile. That is the Farmer s favorite method of travelling these Days. There were automobiles admitted to the fair grounds one Day and on wednesday the Banner Day of the fair with the record breaking attendance of there were close to automobiles parked in and ground the Lincoln fair grounds. There were probably to More in town. For several hours in the morning the Road Way to the main in trance of the grounds was jammed with Auto mobiles for a mile and More Back from the Gates. Automobiles approached the Entrance two and three abreast. They were All going one Way. The procession seemed interminable. Fair weather for the week and automobiles were responsible for the record breaking attend Ance. More than almost any exposition in the coun try the Nebraska state fair is a Farmers fair. The attendance is chiefly Farmers. Omaha and Lin Coln furnish some of the crowd to be sure and on thursday Omaha sent a special delegation of people but most of the fair visitors were country people. The atmosphere is so we believe than at other fairs in this circuit. The live Ock Pavilion was usually filled while cattle and horses were in the ring. Agricultural Hall was crowded and a great Deal of interest was taken continued on Page 8. Y it i 3 i 3 m

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