July 3, 1919
Pure Bred Beef Calf Club of Fayette
Fayette county, completed the organization for
its first Pure Bred Beef Heifer Calf Club, with nineteen boys and
one girl as members. The organization was completed at Fayette,
Saturday, June 28, when calves were appointed to the club members by
lot. The calves were all purebred Short Horn yearling heifers bought
of Fayette county breeders. The average cost was $140.00 and they
were apportioned to the boys at a price ranging from $95.00 to
$185.00. The committee that appraised the calves was composed of W.
W. Whitford, Volga City and Mr. Benson of Elkader.
The calves will be exhibited at the County
Fair, in which the Fair Assn. Is giving $100 in premium. The prizes
range from $14 down. Every boy will receive something.
Next spring, at the conclusion of the club, a
sale will be held, and the club members will receive the difference
between the present value of the calves and price then received
The following are the members of the club:
Samuel Homles, Grave Whitley, William Pfeiffer, Arthur Whitley,
Scott Ostyrander, Herbert Jones, Clare Davis, Phil Winegar, Norman
Clotheir, [all of] Fayette, Lester Schmitt, Robert Evans, Roland
Cummings, Donald Kruse, [all of] Maynard, Aulden Peters, Wadena,
Otis Rothlisberger, Herschel Shaffer, [all of] Elgin, Arnaldo
Meisgeir, Arlington, Sidney Hall and George Boess [of] Hawkeye.