Farm Journal and Farmer's Wife
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Metro-Golden-Mayer advertises their new movie "Boom Town," starring Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert and Hedy Lamarr. Young girls are advised on how to act on a date, and in answer to a question of what should be worn to a football game, are told: "Wear your best-looking spectator sports dress or tweed suit. If it's a special occasion, you may dress up with a hat, gloves, and heels. The rest of the time you'll probably wear ankle socks and saddles shoes."
Under Farms for Sale in the classified ads are these two gems: "40 acres, near White River (Kansas), unimproved poultry land: $175; $5 down, $5 monthly" and "$500 gets equipt. 65 acres. Splendid low-cost start with horse, 3 cows, pig, farm tools included; 8-rm. house, barn, creek, wood, on macadam road, easy drive to city, only $1,200, $500 down."
A political ad claims that "We, The People, Real Democrats and Republicans, Want Wilkie as OUR NEXT PRESIDENT," and asks for donations of $2 or more.
Finally, on the joke page is this, the best of a corny lot:
BINKS: "Do you suppose it is bad luck to have a cat follow you?"
SKINKS: "Well, it all depends – are you a man or a mouse?"
These old magazines are fascinating for the glimpses they give us of what farm life was like before World War Two. Happy Reading! FC
Ever since his days as a boy on a farm in western Pennsylvania, Sam Moore has been interested in tractors, trucks and machinery. Now a resident of Salem, Ohio, he collects antique tractors, implements and related items.
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