Mr. John Loffelmacher sends us a copy of the October 13, 1952
New Ulm Journal of Sew Ulm, Minn., and we take a part of an article
which we think will be of interest to you. Ed.
A farmer who was given far less than an ever break for
recovering from an accident three weeks ago watched with delight
Saturday as more than 40 of his friends and neighbors plowed his
Wallace Mecklenburg’s chest was crushed when his tractor
tipped over in loose gravel. He was rushed to Loretta Hospital, New
Ulm, for emergency treatment.
25 TRACTORS ON HAND
Mecklenburg returned to his home last week, but is still unable
to do any work. That’s When his neighbors decided that
something had to be done to keep the farm going.
Before the snow balling move slowed down, 25 farmers brought 25
tractors to the Mecklenburg farm. Another 18 neighbors were on hand
to supply food and help out in many other ways.
The young farmer’s 40 acres were plowed in less than three
hours. Most of those pitching in to do the job said they took their
time and had a lot of fun comparing tractor performance and
matching ‘fancy plowing skills.’