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1957: Central Indiana dairy farmers vote to go on strike
Recalling Our Roots
55 years ago
Central Indiana dairy farmers are planning on a milk strike this month. All dairy farmers are being urged to withhold their milk beginning with the morning pickup. The vote to strike was 5-1, taken with a postcard poll of members of the Dairy Producers, Inc.
“Farmers, you’ll like banking here” – certificates of deposit (one-year), 2.5 percent; savings, 2 percent; low-cost checking at 2 cents per check written; 5 percent new-car loans; lock boxes $2.20 per year – Bentonville State Bank, Bentonville, Ind.

Four fires damaged homes and other buildings in Rush County. The residence of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Shafer of New Salem community was two-thirds destroyed. A barn was lost on the Kenneth Jones farm in Gings, along with a corn-picker and tractor destroyed.

A granary-toolshed on the Elmer Linville farm in Richland Township was destroyed, along with 1,000 bushels of oats, a corn drill, a tractor and stalk chopper. The home of Orris Magee southeast of New Salem had minimal damage, and most of it was saved.

40 years ago
Two more cholera outbreaks double-quarantine area – state and federal officials confirmed a new case involving the largest number of animals in a single herd so far, in Carroll County. The herd consists of 2,400 market hogs near Camden. A second case was confirmed within a 24-hour period in a group numbering 1,000 feeder pigs in Jackson Township.

Used trucks for sale: 1969 Chevrolet Straight Stick Fleetside, 1/2-ton pickup, $1,095; 1970 GMC 1/2-ton, V-8, $1,895 – Nankivell Chevrolet, Shelbyville, Ind.

An Angus cow, owned by Marshall Shively of Frankton, was killed and a car driven by Earl White of Elwood was totaled after the two met on Indiana Route 128. White was traveling west when he came over a hill and saw two cows in the road; he missed one, but couldn’t avoid the other cow.

25 years ago
Boswell Livestock Comm. Co., Boswell, Ind.: 16 Angus steers, average 463 pounds, $84.50; Holstein heifer, 690 pounds, $56; black whiteface steer, 1,215 pounds, $65.50; whiteface cow, 1,500 pounds, $48.75; Holstein cow, 1,295 pounds, $45.75; whiteface bull, $1,620 pounds, $56.25; lambs, 110 pounds, $63.

Robin Rodgers of Wallace, Ind., had Grand Champion Steer at the Fountain County Fair, with his 1,165-pound steer, Bandit.
Large selection of quality used trucks: 1975 GMC 9500, tandem with 20-foot Midwest twin screw flatbed dump, Detroit diesel 8V71 engine, Fuller RT 910 10-speed transmission, $15,600; 1982 Ford F700, with new 15-foot Omaha standard bed and twin cylinder hoist 52-inch grain sides, 429 engine, 7000/18.000 axle capacity, 2-speed rear transmission, 10R x 22.5 radial tires, $11,500; 1984 IH 1724, new 14-foot Omaha standard bed and twin cylinder hoist, 42-inch grain sides, 345 engine, 5,000/15,000 axle capacity, 8R x 22.5 radials, $11,400 – Tieco Truck Exchange, Indianapolis, Ind.

10 years ago
West Nile virus (WNV) equine infections have increased 500 percent in the state of Tennessee in the last three weeks. There have been 42 confirmed animals this year, compared to one case in 2001.
Used farm equipment for sale: Used Kinze 2600, 16 row with corn meter, bug box, $35,500; JD 7200 12RN front fold, liquid fertilizer, no-till, finger pickup, monitor, bug boxes, $21,500; Ford 4000, gas, tractor, loader, SHARP, $8,250; NH LX 865, cab, heat, 800 hours, $17,500 – Heartland New Holland, Pendleton, Ind.

Real estate for sale: 168 acres all wooded with creek, great hunting, $1,800 per acre – Woolum Real Estate, Versailles, Ind.
10/3/2012