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Rippey Farm Festival October 9, 10, 1907

THE RIPPEY FESTIVAL Jefferson Bee October 17, 1907 pg. 1, 8 IT WAS A " SHINING" SUCCESS Weather Good and Neighboring City Fairly Outdid Herself In Giving Crowd Good Time.
Rippey Farm Festival October 9, 10, 1907

Governor Cummings featured speaker at 1907 Rippey Farm Festival

THE RIPPEY FESTIVAL   Jefferson Bee October 17, 1907 pg. 1, 8

IT WAS A " SHINING" SUCCESS

Weather Good and Neighboring City Fairly Outdid Herself In Giving Crowd Good Time.

Rippey, Oct. 15:—Wednesday and Thursday, October 9 and 10 were certainly red letter days  for Rippey.  The exhibits in every department far exceeded the most sanguine expectations, both in Quantity and quality.

The corn exhibit was exceedingly large and of such an excellent quality, it required considerable time for the best expert to select the best ears. B. F. Osborn's special single ear exhibit contained some of the choicest ears. The tall stalk exhibit contained stalks about fifteen feet high with good ears on them.

The parade and horse show were well patronized, and showed what great interest is being taken by our farmers in that line of stock. The parade reached the full length of the town.

The swine exhibit also showed good breeding and feeding. Although no prize was offered on poultry, the Rippey poultry association exhibited over twenty breeds of poultry which cannot be excelled in beauty and quality in the State.

The department which created the most general interest was the vegetable, fruit and art hall,  under the supervision of the ladies is difficult to find-words and space to do justice in describing the great 'variety, the excellent quality, and the fine arrangement which made such a beautiful display and called forth the admiration of the people.

The program was very ably presided over by one of Rippey's most promising young men, Mr. Harry Dugan, who was chosen as chairman for the occasion.

The program was a success in every way and nothing but words of approval were heard in regard to it.

The music by the male and double quartette was excellent; evidencing that Rippey is not without talent

The success of the festival was largely due to our townsman, Hon. B.F. Osborn, who worked untiringly and unceasingly.

No speaker was more warmly received than he, and in his address of welcome he strongly impressed the farmers that while the town depended upon the farmer, yet their interest with the townsman were mutual, and the better, town we had, the better prices they received and the value of their farms increased proportionally.

Mr. Osborn believes in Rippey, and has been no small benefactor to her and to the farmers of her vicinity. What Rippey needs is a few more men of his stamp.

Every subject was an educational one to the farmer. The subject of good roads "was finely handled.

Every subject was an educational one to the farmer. The subject of good roads "was finely handled by George L. Cooley, of the Agricultural department at Washington.

Mr. Cooley is a practical road builder and has superintendents some great works of road construction.  His address was full of practical ideas told in a practical way and ideas take root in the heart of every man, who believes in the betterment of our roads.

Prof. Holden, as a speaker, lacks but one thing, and that is time.  His famous corn talk is inexhaustible and his auditors are full of attention. The seats never become hard while Prof. Holden is talking. He is one of the biggest men in the United States.  A man who is doing more good to humanity than any philanthropist and one whom the farmers welcome, for to hear him is to be filled with new and good ideas on corn raising, to have the  heart filled with determination that next year, instead of 30 bushels of corn to an acre, it will be 60. No farmer of Greene or surrounding counties should afford to miss an address of Prof. Holden.

 To hear Uncle Henry Wallace is to fill your heart full of affection for him. In his fatherly manner of-speaking he (continued on page 8)

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fills his audience with a reverent feeling that makes the heart cry out to do better and better.  His talk on livestock and its different phases shows him to be a master of his subject.   No man or his paper is more welcome by an Iowa farmer than Henry Wallace, and Wallaces' Farmer.

Prof. Snyder, of Ames, spoke under difficulties, but in spite of these he held his audience well and convinced them that the subject, "Soil and its drainage" has a large share in the category of farming.  He is a fine young man with ability, but full  appreciation comes when you know him personally, under his quiet and unassuming  manner is a store house of knowledge and affability.

Rippey, Iowa Farm Festival, October 2 and 3 1907"Gov. Cummins was at his best Thursday. His address met the approval of his audience and the fact that the governor will be a candidate for U. S. senator before Republican primaries next spring, made the audience eager to catch every word from him.  He is thoroughly a reformer in the common acceptance of the word and believes that we are not going after the corporations too fast  His audience greeted his anti-corporation utterances with strong approval and he will prove a stronger candidate for U. S. senator in this section of the county than he did for governor."  Jefferson Bee October 17, 1907  (Cummins served as Governor of Iowa between 1902 and 1908, becoming the first Iowa governor elected to three successive terms.)

Gov. Cummins was at his best Thursday. His address met the approval of his audience and the fact that the governor will be a candidate for U. S. senator before Republican primaries next spring, made the audience eager to catch every word from him.  He is thoroughly a reformer in the common acceptance of the word and believes that we are not going after the corporations too fast  His audience greeted his anti-corporation utterances with strong approval and he will prove a stronger candidate for U. S. senator in this section of the county than he did for governor.  (Cummins served as Governor of Iowa between 1902 and 1908, becoming the first Iowa governor elected to three successive terms.)

The list of prizes awarded was as follows:

HORSES.

Draft

Team—First prize, Harvey  Stoufer. Second prize, J. A Swartendruven-

Draft Colt—First prize, H. S. Free. Second prize, H. H. Rinkcr.

Driving Team—First prize, T. C. Etnchizer, Second prize, John Lu.

Single Driver—First prize, Walter Mace; Second prize, H. S. Free.

Driving Colt—First, Harmon Bros.

Shetland Pony—First prize, Ed Heater, Second prize, George Turpin.

SWINE

Chester White, John Groves

Chester White male, Nort Morse

Chester White female, Nort Morse

 Bed Duroc Jersey, D. E. Murphy

Red Duroc Jersey, male Saul W. Johnson

Red Duroc Jersey, female Saul W. Johnson

Poland Chiua, M. C. Howard

Poland China, 8 mo, F. A. Free

Poland China, female, Bertha Lofstedt

CORN.

Best  10 ears White corn, Willard Zeller

Best 10 ears Yellow corn, Ira Shipley

Best 10 ears other corn, Jack Laidley

Best ear of corn, John Burk

Tallest stalk of corn good ear on, T. B. Darley

 

B. F. OSBORN'S CORN EXHIBITS

Best ear of corn—First prize, Saul Johnson, Second prize, David B. Johns.

VEGETABLES.

Best assortment garden vegetables raised by one person, F.  A. Free

A peck early potatoes, Saul Johnson

Crate of potatoes, Nick Curry

Largest Pumpkin, J. C. Beaman

Largest Amerian Pumpkin, Allen Senter

Largest Head of cabbage, E. Nichols

Largest watermelon, Geo. Turpin

Largest squash, L. F. Lofstedt

Fruit

Best 5 apples, Geo. W. States

Best 5 winter apples, F. A. Free

Best 5 bunches grapes, Cora Wiant

LADIES’ EXHIBITS

FANCY WORK DEPARTMENT

Best pieced bed quilt, Mrs. D. Gonder

Best worsted quilt, Mrs. J. Crumley

Best quilted bed quilt, Mrs. Mattison

Best sofa pillow, Mrs. Walter Moore

Best fancy sofa pillow, Mrs. Delia Lieberknecht

Best embroidery sofa pillow

Mrs. Geo. Richards

Best hand painted article, Mrs. James Walker

Best darned sock, Mrs. E. Nichols

Best crochet work, Mrs, McCain

Best knitting, Mrs Albert Gamber

Best Hardenger, Mrs. Harry Davis

Best Shadow embroidery, Kate Porter

Best embroidering , Mrs Frank Taylor

Best Drawn work, Mrs. Harry Davis

Best handkerchief, Miss GenevaTerrill

Best Batten burg, Mrs. Rena Jackson

Best burnt wood, Miss Kate Porter

PICKLES

Best mixed pickles, Mrs. Chas Holmes

Best pickles, Mrs. Geo. Turpln

Best cucumber pickles, Mrs. Joe Cunningham

Best canned fruit, Mrs. Newman

Three best glasses of jelly, Mrs. Gilmore, Mrs. Cunningham, Mrs. I. J. Burk

Fruit butter, Mrs. Cunningham

COOKING DEPARTMENT

Best fruit cake, Mrs. J. L. Hoshall

Best coconut cake,  Mrs. John Burk

Best pound of butter, 1st prize, Mrs. S. E. Coon, 2nd prize, Mrs. J . A. Swartzendruver.

Best loaf bread from Eaco flour, Mrs. I. J . Burk

Best loaf bread from Plllsbury best flour, Mrs. Geo. Fessler

Best loaf bread from R. D. Flour, Mrs. A. E. Porter

Best loaf bread from Occident flour, Mrs Dr. H E. Lovejoy

Best Angel Food cake from Eeco flour, Mrs. Geo. Turpln

Best Angel Food cake from White Pearl flour, Miss Kate Porter

Best Devil Food cake from Pillsbury's best flour, Mrs. Art Drakley

Best Devil Food cake from Jennison's best flour, Mrs. J . L. Hoshall