Mexicos President Buys Texas Oats for Planting: Burmester Commissioned to Ship 500 Bushels to Ranch, Daily Racing Form, 1943-06-25


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Mexicos President Buys Texas Oats for Planting Burmester Commissioned to Ship 500 Bushels to Ranch FORT WORTH. Texas, June 24.— One of the first things Bud Burmester did after returning from Mexico was scour the countryside around this city for top quality red and white oats, to be shipped to the Rancho Del Christo, in old Mexico, which is owned by President Manuel Avila Ca-macho. Burmester was fortunate enough to secure about 500 bushels of No. 1 white oats, and the same quantity of No. 1 red oats. "The president, who knows Texas well, has a liking for Texas oats, and he insisted, through his manager, Jim Raines, that nothing but Texas red and white oats be shipped to him," said Burmester. "These will be planted and cultivated on his place. He got an extra quantity so he might give some to his friends m the Mexican government and official family. "I know I was lucky getting these oats, for we have a short crop here. With the rains playing havoc with the oats still in the field, I was doubly lucky finding those good red oats." The oats were vanned to Laredo and then shippped by fast express to the Mexican capital so they could be planted early with the advantage of early rainy weather there. The soil around Mexico City is rich, and it is estimated that from 40 to 50 bushels might be harvested to the acie.

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