The Western Producer has been coming to my home every week since about 1934-36.
One day in the early 1930s, a sales-man stopped at our farm home selling The Western Producer
My father had said “no,” he couldn’t afford no newspaper.
Me, being maybe 12 years old or so, said I had some money and could I pay for it.
So I remember going upstairs to my room where I had some silver in a dresser drawer. This cash probably came from the rural municipality for gopher tails or crow eggs.
I wish I knew about what the paper cost. I’m guessing maybe $3 to $4 a year, but I don’t know.
However, the paper came in my name, Dorothy Truckle, until I married in 1942 and then the name changed to Dorothy Moore.
Being a country girl and farm wife, I was always interested in crops, animals, etc.
Having just turned 89 years old, I still need my weekly paper and if it’s not in my mailbox by Thursday noon, I’m in checking in the post office.
P.S.: In August 1930, the newspaper cost $2 for one year or five cents a copy.
In August, 1941, one year cost $1, two years cost $1.50 and three years cost $2.