Times Past

85 Years Ago Sept. 14, 1938


September 7, 2023

(Herald file photo from Thursday, Sept. 8, 1988)

JULIE ORTH, 34, completes a spiking attack against the Fleming Wildcats in Thursday's volleyball varsity game. Preparing for defense in the background is Sherrie Prottsman.

13 Years Ago

Sept. 14, 1938

William F. Bock, a Yuma County farmer, has realized a satisfactory profit from a $2.55 investment in hogs. While marketing some sales last week, Mr. Bock said that in the fall of 1934, he had a cream check for $2.55. Fifteen sow pigs were bought with his check, 12 head at 15 cents each and three head at 25 cents each. It will be recalled that 1934 was a drought year when a scarcity of feed occurred. Mr. Bock did not have any grain; but as he was milking some cows, he had skimmed milk. The pigs were raised on milk that year. Every year since 1934, Mr. Bock has market...

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