Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tough Day

I found this article in the Laurens, Iowa "Laurens Sun" from December 24, 1936:
Tough Day. Bad luck dogged the Frank Fowlie farm near Rockwell City, Calhoun county, the other day when Jesse Barber came to the farm to shell the Fowlie corn crop. First a sprocket wheel broke on the drag of the sheller. It was replaced. Then a helper went to sleep on the truck, the spout filled up and another sprocket wheel broke, this time on the elevator. Barber had to drive to Fort Dodge after another. Finally, Mrs. Fowlie, backing her car out of the garage, crashed into another machine parked nearby. Her car was badly damaged.