Farm Journal and Farmer's Wife
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Timken Roller Bearing Company has a picture of a farmer discing with an Oliver 70, beside a photo of a pretty girl with a big smile, and the slogan: 'Miles of Smiles.' Havoline Motor Oil asserts that both growing corn and tractor motors needed expert care, and pictures a Texaco distributor showing his wares to a farmer cultivating corn with a Minneapolis-Moline R.
Prince Albert and Velvet advertise their pipe tobaccos, while Remington, H&R, Winchester, and Stevens offer their guns and ammunition. You can buy a Springfield No. 94 single barrel shotgun in 12, 16, or 20 gauge for $8.70.
Wheaties push the "breakfast of Champions," Kellogg's All-Bran invites you to "Join the Regulars," while Post's 40% Bran Flakes suggests you tune into "Young Doctor Malone" Monday through Friday on CBS, and remember that "Life is Swell when you Keep Well!"
Zenith advertises a small table model radio with a Bakelite case and a 1000-hour battery pack, readily converted to 110-volt current when you are connected to the electric highline, for $19.95. Philco offers a table-model farm radio for only $18.95, although the self-contained battery block is $3.50 extra.
Fletcher's Castoria, "The Modern SAFE laxative made especially for children" and Feen-A-Mint, the chewing gum laxative, keep both adults and children regular (if the All-Bran doesn't do the job). Middle-age women, age 38 to 52 years, are urged to "heed this timely Warning" and to experience the "Remarkable Benefits" of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. A woman can lighten her complexion by using Mercolized Wax Cream, tighten loose skin with Saxolite Astringent, remove superfluous facial hair with Phelatine Depilatory and attain "Lovelier hair this Medicinal Way" by treating the scalp with Glover's Mange Medicine and massage, followed by shampooing with Glover's Medicated Soap.
The Association of American Railroads advertises "See America for $90. Start from your home town now on a Grand Circle Tour of the United States –east coast, west coast, border to border – go by one route, return by another – liberal stopovers – for $90 railroad fare in coaches, $135 in Pullmans." Greyhound Lines featured 10 typical bus trips: One a round-trip from Oshkosh, Wis., to the National Dairy show in Harrisburg, Pa., costing $20.80 a person. You can also go from Ithaca, N.Y., to the Great Western Livestock Show in Los Angeles, visiting I the Grand Canyon on the way, for only $71.75 out and back.