This ad in our Nov. 13, 1947 issue urged farmers to ship their live or dressed poultry to Burns plants in Winnipeg, Brandon, Estevan, Beausejour and Winkler.
That issue contained some of the Co-operator’s first classified ads. Among the eight that week (minimum 10 words at four cents a word) were ads for a 1940 Ford half-ton ($900 o.b.o.) a Beattie seed cleaner ($150) and 70 banded barred Rock pullets ($1.50).
A report on that year’s wheat crop said about eight per cent would grade No. 1 Northern, about 65 per cent No. 2 and 3 Northern and 27 per cent No. 4 or lower.
Manitoba had sent a record number of entries to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto that year, and the following issue reported that the five Manitoba boys’ and girls’ clubs had taken top honours with three firsts, one second and one third.
Among other winners at the winter fair was Mrs. Amy Grace Kelsey of Erickson, B.C., who earned the title of ‘World Wheat Queen’ for her sample of Reward spring wheat grown between the trees on her six-acre fruit farm.
Another story reported that farmers in the Waskada area had not forgotten the generosity shown to them by other farmers during the drought of the 1930s, and were reciprocating by shipping a trailer of vegetables to the Dauphin area to relieve a shortage caused by spring floods.