Dear Farmer Daniel
Yes, my good friend, economy...dependability...adaptability...ease of
operation -- why of course...the four essentials in measuring tractor
value. Orchard tractors, standard tread tractors and model "BR" for
the smaller farm and to find the bushels of grain or shelled corn in
a bin or wagon box multiply the number of cubic feet by .8.
To find the interest on any sum for any time pint off two places from
the right of the principal and multiply it by the number of months. One
minus half of the result is the interest at six percent. Deduct one
sixth for five percent; one third for 4 percent; add one sixth for 7
percent; one third for 8 percent, etc... Now you got it...ooppss! Why
by goll! Almost forgot to find the number of board feet in a log
subtract 4 inches from the diameter and square the remainder. The result
will be the number of board feet in a 16 foot log. Add 1/8 for 18-foot
logs, 1/4 for 20-foot logs. Subtract 1/8 for 14-foot logs, 1/4 for 12
foot logs, and if you have any other logs just forget them as they are
simply useless.
Why did you know how to find the value of articles sold by the ton, just
multiply the number of pounds by the price per ton, point off tree places
and divide by a duce or a dunce.
A couple of days ago a saw Keith and Zella off in Boston...they stayed
around the farm for a week. Zella drank the old man's "Old Heaven Hill"
and Frank well he just couldn't figure out Mr. Coan. Keith said about Mr.
Frank...why he's just an old man that talks to himself...absolutely right
my boy Keith is certainly a perceptive young man.
Only thing you can grow here in abundance is English biscuits.
Until a bit later,
john