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tNTY RECORD Thursday, July 17, 2003 remembers Harvester ership in Burr Oak chinery during the war years. Tractors and large machinery were nearly un- available• Only small equipment could be obtained such as plows, cultivators, disks and binders." The company was putting high de- mands on Stansbury and other dealers in small towns, to sell more or move the dealership to larger populated towns. Two years after purchasing the dealership, Stansbury decided to move. A farewell potluck supper was held for the Stansbury.family at the Burr Oak Forum, hosted by the local Commer- cial Club. In October 1946 the Stansburys moved to Humboldt, Neb., where they purchased the International dealership. The hardware stock and repmr supplies at the Burr Oak busi- ness were s01d to long time employee, Lynn Lewis. The dealership went to Ralph Waugh, Mankato. Stansbury was pleased to be of ser- vice ~o the Humboldt community• He served on the local school board, city council, the original hospital board, and after retiring from the business, he served one term as Richardson County Commissioner• He was a member of the LongBranch Watershed District and served as president of both Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce. The Stansbury business continued to grow and was successful. The Stansbury Implement was later sold to his employees and was incor- porated. Currently it is owned by a long time former employee of Stansburys and it is now called Humboldt Implement. Stansbury who is looking forward to his 97th birthday in two months, still has a lot of fond memories of Burr Oak and Jewell Cotinty 96, looks back on implement remembers where it all /, was raised in Jeweli one of five children: Dew and Alfred• They preacher, Wes' mother area woman, M.ae was on the move throughout Wes' t from Northbranch t1924 and from Grand Is- College in 1927. He years and farmed Dew. from 1929 to ,, those years he served trustee and assessor in and helped orga- Soil Conserva- on the first board of su- 1943 to 1946. He Beeman, daughter ch business They had two children, Wes decided to quit farm- the established In- Harvester dealership and in Burr Oak. from Bernard was a well- and businessman. the Fearing farm, of Burr Oak, and later his to Almena. Kan. In back to his roots ! to his son-in-law, Nelson Bernard had also for White Hard- which sold farm ma- windmills. 30s" and its hard- Hardware store was of the farm implement after White's death, the hardware store business began to de- cline. "It was in 1936, and things were picking up following the depression years and drought and it looked like there would be a good wheat crop." Harris said. Bernard decided to open a business and became a International Dealer and sold hardware. A little store building was used as the first place of business and then it was moved to the large building on the west side of the street in Burr Oak and is now known as Morris Garage building. Wheat harvest 1937 brought 'a bumper crop and farmers were ready to purchase new farm equipment after the lean years of the depression. Bernard's business became a success and continued to grow. He was a mechanic and carried a line of the parts. Lynn Lewis was hired to help. Harris said, "He sold everything that International made" New ma- chinery and equipment were displayed in the building and a shop was in the back of this same building and more shop area was in a smaller building in the back of the main store• The farm machinery came in by rail. "He sold a lot of machinery under the Shade of a tree. If they couldn't come up with the money then he would trade for horses or whatever they had to trade." In the 1940s Bernard decided farm full-time and looked for a buyer. Wes Stansbury became the next owner of the business. It became Stansbury Implement ill 1944. Stansbury moved his family from the farm into Burr Oak and began his new career. It was a uphill struggle for Stansbury, as it was right in the middle of World War II and with the war effort going on and the rationing, there was a shortage of new farm implements and machinery. Stansbury said, "I didn't sell very much to anybody. "I just couldn't get ma- Stansbury, We support the shows off a Farmbll Cub outside his Burr Oak dealership in 1948. -- County Threshing Bee Jeweil County Fair Thursday- Wednesday July 17,19-23 • Propane • Gas & diesel delivery • Full fine of Auto Service • On the farm tire service Oil and as Co., Inc. 36, Mankato, Kan., 785-378-3111 Oew&ll County's "lhr shkag Bee and - County F'a Thursday- Wednesday July 17, 19.23 Credit Union Mankato • Beloit • Lincoln • Osborne the: • Jcwell County Threshing Bee • Antique Farm Machinery Show , Jewell County Fair!It July 17,19-23 County Fairboard This photo shows an authentic threshing bee, believed to have been taken.in the Burr Oak area. The photo, now in the Burr Oak Museum, belonged to Eva Thomas, so it is assumed it may have been taken on the Thomas farm. Massey-Harris, featured company at Threshing Bee, made first pusher combine (Continued from Page 1) party Ltd., 6i~Ontario, Canada already boasted a 50 percent market share in grain-harvesting machinery. The new company was quick to acquire similar manufacturing companies suctl as the Wisner Company, specializing in seed drills, and the Verity Plow Company and the Bain Wagon Company, both specializing in other agricultural equip- ment. Now Massey-Harris could offer a full line of agricultural machinery to farmers and the company had the sales and distribution network to support the various products. After purchasing the J. I. Case Plow Works in 1928, known for their production of the Wallis trac- tor, Massey-Harris was thrust into the tractor business. They introduced the 12-20 model tractor in 1929. This4~c- was the basis for the "Pacemaker" which was first produced in 1936. The "Challenger" was the first row-crop tractor. Both models were available on steel or with rubber tires. In the twentieth century, the Massey-Harris Company forged ahead. It led the world in developingthe first self-propelled combine in the 1930s, a machine that enabled farmers to har- vest grain quickly and efficiently. Dur- ing World War II, the HarvestBrigade, a fleet of Massey-Harris combines played a key role in the Allied victory by help!rig to harvest the North Ameri- can grmn crop. After aMassey harvester won grand prize at the 1876 Paris National Exhi- bition, the Massey Manufacturing Co. , began exporting fann~ imldemcn~.,:.~ worldwide; moving i~qtiaitei'S t6 ..... Toronto in 1879. By 189"ZT=When the company merged with rival A. Harris and became known as Massey-Harris Co. Ltd., the company exported farm- ing equipment worldwide to such places as the Ukraine and France. It was at this time the largest manufac- turer of its. kind in the British Empire. Jewell County Threshing Bee a.dtho Jewell County Fair Thursday- Wednesday July, 17, 19.-.,23 Office no longer open on F#doy~ I Pierce Electronics Your Communication Specialist Jewell, Kan. • 785-428-3601 Welcome to the Jewell County Threshing Bee and the Jewell County Fair Mankato Office Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.-Tuesday 8 a.m..1 p.m.-Friday 123 N. Commercial 785-378-3103 Belllwillo Offkm : Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. :.: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday .... 2316 G. Street 785-527-5683 John W. Bleecker, DDS Welcome to the 3ewett County Threshing Bee and the 3ewett County Fair Thursday-Wednesday • lu2y 17, 19-23 Mac's Kw k Stop Gas and Grub 102 W. South, Mankato, Kan. iii Massey-Harris became a leader in trac- tor technology by continuing to pro- duce a popular line of tractors in sev- eral different models. In 1953. efforts in this area culmi- nated in a strategic merger with Harry Ferguson, the eccentric"Irish genius who developed the Ferguson system, a 3-point hitch. This was a vital techno- logical innovation that allowed trac- tors to operate much more efficiently. The name of the firm was changed to Massey-Harris-Ferguson Limited. Later, the company became Massey- Ferguson. In 1958, the company acquired F. Perkins Ltd. of England. a leading die- sel engine producer of that time. This acquisition gave Massey-Ferguson a ready source for diesel engines. Today the name Massey is still syn- onymous with agricultural machinery. Reorganized in 1986 under the Varity Corporation, the tractor division of Massey-Ferguson still sells tractors and agricultural machinery all over the globe. Agco acquired the Varity Corpora-. tion in 1994. In addition tojVlassey- Fergusrn, Agco now owns su0h former companies as Allis Chalmers, Oliver, Minneapolis Moline, New Idea, Sun- flower, Farmhand and Hesston. Agco, headquarted in Duluth, Ga., now sells farm machinery in 140coun- tries under 22 brand names. The Chal- lenger track tractor built by Caterpillar is an Agco product.Massey-Ferguson continues to be the most widely-used tractor brand in the world. In other ways, too, the Massey fam- ily has enriched Canadian life. The Masseys strongly believed in giving something back to their country. Hart Massey personally endowed many charitable organizations. He built Massey Hall and the Fred Victor Mis- sion in Toronto andin his will estab- lished the Massey Foundation which endowed the University of Toronto's Hart House and Massey College. The last Masseys to be associated with the company were Daniel's great- grandsons Vincent and Raymond. Each chose to pursue other careers: Vincent, a diplomat, climaxed his career by becoming the first Canadian-born gov- ernor-general; Raymond, an actor, be- came one of Canada's most outstand- ing stars of screen and sta~e. Both contributed in their own way to the fahaily's legacy. To get rid of food odors in the microwave put 3 or 4 slices of lemon and 3/4 cup water in a bowl and boil for 3 minutes. Leavd in the microwave for an additional t0 minutes, and then wipe down with a sponge. We/come to fhe 2.6#7 Annual Jewell County Threshing Bee and the Jewell County Fair Mankato Texaco 215 E. South . Mankato, Kan. • 785-3 TICE OF BUDGET EARING '"' ::.:,NO H ,, The governing body of WHITEMOUND TOWNSHIP JEWELL COUNTY will meet on th~ 30th day of July, 2003 at 8:00 p.m., at Ione Shipley's Residence for the purpose of hearing and answering objections of taxpayers relating to the proposed use of all funds and the amouiat of ad valorem tax, Detailed budget information is available at the Jew~ll County Clerk's Office or from a Township Board Member and will be available at this hea ring. BUDGET SUMMARY Proposed Budget 2004 Expenditures and Amount of 2003 Ad Valorem Tax establish the maximum limits of the 2004 budget. Funds General Road Special Mach " Totals Less: Transfers Net Expenditure Total,T~kx Levied Asseased Valuation Township J ,, citr Total . Outstanding Indebtedness, Jan 1 G.O. Bonds No,Fund Warrant Lease Pur Princ Total Est Tax Rate is subject to change .ssessed valuation. Prior Year Actual Current ~'ear c 7 Amount of Est. Actual Tax Estimate of Tax 2003 Ad Tax Expenditures Rate* E xpe~itu~s Rate* Expenditures Rate* 875 - %.000 : ......9,467 0 0,000 ' " m :7' ' " ' , ...... ' 875 0..000 9,000 0.000 0 ~0.000 r .... " -" , o" . el ' . (0) 1,078, '6~, 1 0 1,078,683 ~ 2001 0 *Tax iates are expressed ~ mills: .... I " 111 q I I I l I 2O02 2O03 r .oi I i Township Officer ..... , i i ... NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The governing body of ESBON will meet on the llth day of August, 2003 at 7:30 p.m., at E sbon Senior Center for the purpose of hearing and answering objections of taxpayers relating tothe proposed use of all funds and the amount Of ad valorem tax. Detailed budget information is av~tilable at the city treasurer's residence and Will be available at this hearing. • BUDGET SUMMARY Proposed Budget 2004 Expenditures and Amount of 2003 Ad Valorem Tax establish the maximum limits of the 2004 budget, on the final assessed valuation, ...... " i ~ 2o03 Prior Year_ ~ ActualCurrent Year I Actual. Amount of EsL . Actual Tax Estimate of Tax 2003 Ad Tax Funds Expenditures Rate* Expenditures Pate* , Rate* General : _ 21,9171i.915 29,520 12,613 . 48,952 5,028. 14.1!4` Build & Interest '-. ., . ' : .. • ..... , ~,1 i a r: .... _'f: ' ~ , _ I , t ~ I - , I ~Hi~hwar : WaJex& Sewer,, , : " ,3~,769 24,228 . • 65,000 , , Solld W ~aste , 14,435' . 14,160 15,000 ' | Spedal ~e~v~ ..... Net Expenditure. Total Tax Levied Assessed Valuatioh Outstanding Indebtedness, January 1 .... . 2001 G.O. Bonds [ .. i Revenue Bonds I ] Other I Lease Pur Princ, Total _ ,, O, *Tax rates are expressed in mills. 74~1 il.915 12,613i_ .133.,452 , '5,028 14.114 " " ! i " 74,51! ~ 73,908 133,452 ,, 419,~9 " 397,367 356,252 ~ 2OO2 • 2OO3 Shelia R. Manchester Fischer, Clerk I