See update below; added on 20 Jul 2017.
At an art show I bought some items that had been picked up at an estate sale. There are many Firestone Tire booklets with interviews of farmers. One is a book of 26 interviews.
On the pages below notice the different states that these farmers come from. Each farmer talks about a different subject concerning farming or raising live stock. (topic chart below)
26 Interviews with Champion Farmers –
on Firestone Voice of the Farm Radio Programs
|William G Bedsworth||Fulton, Missouri||Terracing|
|Carl B Bender||New Brunswick, New Jersey||Grass Silage|
|Harry L Chadwick||Columbiana, Ohio||Potatoes|
|Paul Fisher||Carmel, Indiana||Ton Litter of Pigs|
|Perry B Gaines||Carrollton, Kentucky||Jersey Cattle|
|Jay Gelder||Chazy, New York||Apples|
|Asa Gresham||Smyrna, Tennessee||Lespedeza|
|Ralph L Heilman||Hope, Indiana||Corn|
|Leslie E Mathers||Mason City, Illinois||Shorthorn Cattle|
|Fred McCullock||Belle Plaine, Iowa||Oats|
|George McKerrow||Pewaukee, Wisconsin||Sheep|
|Ralph R McUmber||Greenfield, Tennessee||Strawberries|
|Dan E Miller – of Crapo Farm||Swartz Creek, Michigan||Hereford Cattle|
|Darwin L Neal||Mansfield, Pennsylvania||Poultry|
|George M Newlin||Farmington, Michigan||Cesor Farms|
|A C Oosterhuis||Oconomowoc, Wisconsin||Holstein – Friesian Cattle|
|Adolph Pirani||Marion, Arkansas||Cotton|
|William E Riegel||Tolono, Illinois||Soy Beans|
|George Schmidt||Delmar, Iowa||Beef Cattle|
|Albert F Schroeder||Prospect, Wisconsin||First Set of Firestone Tractor Tires|
|Harry S Smith||Coupeville, Washington||Wheat|
|Paul Stiefboldt||Naperville, Illinois||Plowing|
|Fred Strickler||Hutchinson, Kansas||Ayrshire Cattle|
|Sarah Ann and John Tolan||Pleasant Plaines, Illinois||Aberdeen – Angus|
|David G Wing||Mechanicsburg, Ohio||Alfalfa|
|August Ziesing||Deerfield, Illinois||Guernsey Cattle|
I will continue updating this posting with new information that I will glean from the pages of this 36 page booklet. In the mean time I’ve found a Wiki page and an Amazon sales page.
The Voice of Firestone Radio Program – Wiki web page
26 Interviews with Champion Farmers Volume II (On Firestone Voice of the Farm Radio Programs) Paperback – 1939
I hope you will find your family member on these pictures or maybe just a last name.
Jose A. Munoz, M.Ed
I was asked by Ryan Eades in a comment (see below), if the copy of the Harry L Chadwick interview was available. Here it is. I left it on its side so that the text would be large. —
I hope Ryan will be able to copy these for his family tree files.