SEGMENT: NON-FARM WORK, TOWNS, & FARM-RELATED WORK

Bert Aikman>UIS Collection A's>UIS Collection, Segment 11

SEGMENT: NON-FARM WORK, TOWNS, & FARM-RELATED WORK,

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NON-FARM WORK
Story of Bert dealing with Bankers of Stockyard Bank. Story of Bert getting out of banking & resigning from board of directors. Wife complained of being alone too much was one reason. Traded 1 share of stock for part of coal-oil-refrigerator as way to reduce shares in bank & force himself out of bank. Bert held onto stock until he sold them to Dorothy who wanted to work in bank.
TOWNS
Mentions several stores in Waggoner & how much money farmers borrowed. Bob was a hardware-man. Charlie was a good grocery-man.
FARM-RELATED WORK
Mentions trying to sell Baker Lumberyard to elevator (co-op). Bert was secretary of elevator board. Story of meeting to discuss buying of lumberyard. Meeting held in town hall. Elevator did not buy lumberyard & lumberyard moved to Morrisonville.