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December 04, 1955 - Image 12

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Michigan Daily, 1955-12-04

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1955

A FAMILY OF SIX:

Farm

ife

Blends

Work,

Rewards

280 Acres
Set Scene
For Brandts
When Lawrence D. Brandt was
a boy his father offered some ad-
vice: "use your head and your
feet together, and take care of
yourself."
Today the counsel is put to
good use by Red, as friends call
him, and his family on their 280-
acre farm near Litchfield, Mich.
Hogs, corn, wheat, oats, Holsteins,
Guernseys, lambs and people are
raised with equal success on the
farm's rambling premises.
Nobody forces them to, but by
preference the Brandts, who do
all the farm work themselves,
start most days at 5:30 a.m. When
the chores are finished there's time
for the sidelines-the school board,
the Litchfield Farmers Club, the
Baptist Church Missionary So-
ciety and affairs of the local 4-H
club ,to which the older two
Brandt children belong.
No Bad Luck
A 1932 graduate of the Litch-
field High School, Red was the
only member of his family not to
go to college-one older sister has
a PhD. "Earning a dollar, in those
days, was plenty tough," he re-
members.
BUt since that time things have
gone well for the family of six.
"We've been lucky," Red claims
with an engaging grin. "Whatever
sickness we've had has been in the
barn-not the house."
Red doesn't like the idea of de-
pending on the government for
social security, but he isn't politi-
cally affiliated. "I'm a redheaded
Dutchman," he explains, "and that
about covers it."
Life Isn't Simple
The farm routine isn't as simple
as it might seem. The Grade A
milk must be sold daily, except for
two quarts kept for family use.
Hay must go from the field to the
barn, via costly machinery.
Wood must be cut, corn picked
and stored , in the elevator
and meat butchered. Obstacles,
like the troublesome Hessian flies
which last summer found their
way into stems of the wheat, must
be met squarely.
But to Red Brandt and his fam-
ily farming's a good way of life.
It's their way, and as they see it,
the only way.
DAILY
PHOTO
FEATURE
Pictures
by CHUCK KELSEY
Story
by JANE HOWARD
and LOUISE TYOR

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WHILE THE REST OF THE FAMILY VACATIONED LAST
SUMMER KENNY, 12, STAYED HOME AND HANDLED- THE
CHORES:
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PICTURESQUE WINDMILL DOMINATES THE RAMBLING FARMHOUSE

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The Biggest News for

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125 HAMPSHIRE HOGS ARE A VITAL AND PROFITABLE
PART OF THE BRANDT MENAGERIE.,

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DANIELS Sensational New

"WHERE YOU CAN CUT CORNERS," RED MAINTAINS, "YOU
DO IT." AN AMAZINGLY SIMPLE BOOKKEEPING SYSTEM
IS ONE RESULT OF THIS PHILOSOPHY.

EDUCATION THE RURAL WAY - TRANSPORTATION PRO-
VIDED. BEHIND THE BUS IS THE BRANDTS' 1955 AUTO-
MOBILE.

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For His Christmas ... anI
Yourst, too.
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Ladies' from $1.1.954:>%
Men's from $13.50 .
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1'rices tnd
fed. Tax

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OPEN FRI. & MON. EVENINGS

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