I was able to contact the World Herald and one of the employees found the original photo so I paid them to make a scan of it for me.
I was surprised they have kept pictures from that long ago and in such good shape.
Photo and page 8 from the Omaha World Herald.
Royal Josephine Chieftain held by Harold Hyland
The World Herald page the picture above was featured on, with the corresponding article just below.
EVENING WORLD HERALD: OMAHA NEB., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1942.
Ackerhurst Royal Josephine Chieftain (held by Harold Hyland) ... brought top price of $725 at the auction when purchased by the Manning, Ia., dairy.
Dairy Elites Sell 'Cheaply' Because of Labor Shortage
The current labor shortage in the dairy industry, which is forcing many a herd owner out of business, was reflected Wednesday in prices paid at the
dispersion sale of the famed Ackerhurst herd at Bennington.
The Holstein, bluebloods all and holders of world production records, brought prices estimated by Owner Anthony W. Ackermann at approximately
half what would have been paid had it not been for the labor crisis that faces dairy operators.
"Don't think I'm kicking, though," he added. "I think I did very well, considering what conditions are."
The top price for a cow was the $525 paid by the Manning, Ia., dairy for Plebe Ormsby De Cola 2d. Still several years from her peak production,
the cow last year as a three-year-old produced 46 1/2 quarts of milk in one day. Her year's total was 19,870 pounds, or approximately 9,935 quarts of milk.
Had herd owners been free of a labor problem, the cow would have brought between $1,700 and two thousand dollars, Ackermann thinks.
The Manning dairy also paid the top price of $725 for a bull, Ackerhurst Royal Josephine Chieftain. Under normal conditions, the price would
have been around $1,500, Ackermann said.
Conditions were also reflected in the number of bidders. Between 550 and six hundred buyers were present. Most comparable sales
normally have twice that number of bidders.
State's Only Certified Herd "It's an alarming situation,"
Anthony W. Ackermann ... sat and watched his famed herd sold.
Ackermann said. "Between September 26 and November 1 in this immediate territory, 28 dispersal sales are scheduled. If herd owners have to
keep on selling off their stock, I'm worried not only for the civilian supply of milk but for the boys at the front as well."
The sale broke up Nebraska's only certified herd, built up over 23 years, the past seven near Bennington.
The 193-acre farm showplace with its most modern and sanitary equipment (attendants changed uniforms between milking) has been bought by
Robert L. Anderson, owner of an Omaha trucking concern.
To give some perspective of what was going on around the world when the Manning Creamery purchased the bull, below are 4 articles featured on the same page as
the Manning Creamery purchase was on..
This first article adds extra tragedy to WWII when many historical metal items were melted down for the war effort. Understandable for the time but
difficult to comprehend today that something like Civil War history was lost through recycling.
Gettysburg Guns Again Aid - This Time as Salvage
Chester, Pa., Oct. 7 AP - Four three-inch field guns which defended Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's capital, during the battle of Gettysburg joined the nation's scrap pile today.
The eight hundred-pound, solid brass "Napoleon" guns, originally Pennsylvania Military college's field artillery, were rushed from the campus to reinforce Gen. George
Meade's army in the crucial days of July 1, 2, 3, 1863. The college donated them to the scrap heap at the Philadelphia quartermaster depot today.
Gestapo Moved Before Hitler Declared War on U.S.
Six hours before Germany declared war on the United States the gestapo came to get John L. Bouchal of Wilber, Nebraska, a former American
consular official who had been teaching in an English school in Prague, Czecho-Slovakia.
Bouchal was put into an internment camp, he told the Omaha Rotary club Wednesday noon. He then weighed 195. When Bouchal was finally
released, to be exchanged for Germans in America, he Weighed 168.
The diet, soup and potatoes, was not very nourishing. The soup consisted generally of carrots and potatoes, with a "binder" of oatmeal or grits. There
was sometimes a suspicion of meat in it. Each prisoner was supposed to be entitled to eight ounces of meat a week, but this counted the bone that went into the soup.
Bouchal figures there was about seven ounces of bone and one ounce of meat.
Finally packages began coming through, via the Red Cross. As far as Bouchal knows, they all came through. From then on most of the prisoners stopped losing weight.
Bouchal, who witnessed the fall of Czecho-Slovakia through power diplomacy, told the Rotarians; "No sacrifice is too great to avoid having the 'new order' thrust upon us."
Sees Japanese Leading Asiatics
Louisville, Ky., Oct. 7 (AP-Sir)
Hubert Wilkins, Australian explorer now stationed in Washington, declared in an interview here today the most pressing reason why we "must put
Japan in her place in the Pacific" is to lessen the threat of the oriental races "ganging up against the white races."
Sir Hubert, whose 32 years of exploring ended temporarily in Japan last year, stated while the Germans are ''just a nasty blister on the heel of humanity,"
the grouping of the orientals against the occidentals would constitute real trouble.
"The orientals have despised us in silence for years," he said, "but given the opportunity their attitude will come to the surface. If all goes well with the
Japanese they are counting on the support of half of Russia and of India and they are confident of a confederation of China with Japan when the orientals
align themselves against the occidentals."
British Troops Take Madagascar Points
Vichy, Oct. 7 (U.P.) British troops have captured Sakaraha and Tongobory, small localities in southwestern Madagascar island from the port of Tulear, a communique reported today.