Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, November 04, 1955, Image 1

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    1, No. 1
Barm Women Open
Annual Meeting,
Elect Officers
[Members of the Lancaster
mntq Society ot farm Women
morrow open their 38th annual
oejing at Moose Hall, 220 East
mg Street, Lancaster, and will
;ar their -state president and
ce pdesident Around 350 are
Mrs Charles Shnvei, Waynes
g R 3, state president and Mrs.
aik Herr, Collegeville R 2, first
;e president will attend uthe
-Sessions Open At 10 A. M. -
Gioup singing, music, a busi
s<s session, skits and other fea
ics will maik the program,
lenmg at 10 a m , the conven
n staits with group singing
1 by Mrs Scottr Nissley trom
eiety 19, Mrs Wilbur Hostetter,
ciety will,be and de-^
volions'will be led by Society 23 '
Lancaster County s president
Mrs Milton Eberly, from Society
6 near Elizabethtown, will give
- hei report, while reports ot the
• 23 county society presidents will
be given by Mrs. E. Robert Nolt,
Society 4
A ladies’ quaitet from Society
19 will offer-music m the open
ing meeting Members are Mrs.
; Earl Stauffer, Mrs Leroy Hotten
jsrein, Mrs David Yoder and Mrs.
1 Henry Lehman. Society 9 will
provide a skit, “Anything to Get
Voles ” Mrs Hostetter will direct
the Farm Women’s Chorus in
several numbers.
Memorial Service Planned
“It’s Later Than You Think”
r will be the subject of Mrs Flor
ence Moran, Harrisburg, in open
f mg the afternoon sessions at 2
p m Society 3 will conduct a
■ memorial service tor deceased
In addition to music by the
ll'aim Women’s Chorus, Miss
I Fiances Nissley ot JUtitz wifi Di
ffer selection <on the harp
New officers will be installed
in closing sessions, with a new
president and vice president to
be named Present officers are
Mrs Eberly, president, Mrs E
Robert Nolt, vice president, Mrs
Kenneth Eshelman, secretary,
and Mrs Paul Eib, treasurer.
Mis Henry Stehman is program
chan man. 1
I To Lancaster Farming
When we consider the many things that have created and
maintained a great agriculture in Pennsylvania we look hack to
its beginning, two and a half centuries ago. Custom and tradi-'
tion have a big share, but real progress comes from practical
experience based on the trial and error methods of experi
mentation for improvement, plus the spreading of the inform
tion obtained
Among the various methods for dissemination of agricul
tural information are the spoken and the written or printed
word Farm papers and magazines hold an important place m
the advancement of agriculture Accurate and timely instruction
or methods, research, marketing and production reports are es
sentia? to present day farming.
Lancaster County agriculture is outstanding in the State
and m the Nation Farmers of the county, since the first settlers,
have attained enviable records. They have been through the
school of experience and -will continue to profit from the find
ings of others, I am sure
Typical of lancaster-Farming is this farm of Aungst Eros., BD 1, Marietta, photograiplhed
form ‘the air by Grant Heilman' of Lifitz, Pa. Today, however, brisk w.nds (have crisped the
leaves, frost has splashed the trees with many colors. The earth’s at lest Autumn's at its
'best. - - ' - -
Greetings From Lancaster Farming
Farming today is a multi-billion dollar
Business. Farming Lancaster style has -proved
most successful, statistics from years back prove.
Not for several score years has any week
ly publication dedicated itself to, or devoted it
self to Lancaster Farming. It is a system that
needs reporting. It is a system that needs to be
made known to the farmer in other parte of the
nation. Such is -the intent of LANCASTER FABM
ING, to serve the entire lower Susquehanna R>iv
.paper,” devoted to
the interests of the farmer, to report' JJis activi
ties, to help others, to keep the farmer ffiiCn? 1 '
ed on what affects him.
There are hundreds of meetings through
out the area each year that'directly influence the
farmer Scores of others have a direct or indirect
bearing. Such is our purpose, to provide be
tween two covers news that interests -the agri
culturalist. ) l
Emphasis will be on meetings, on sales,
on crop and weather conditions, ligislation
state and national —, markets, marketing, a
clear, concise, condensed fact sheet. There is no
pledge to paint only a rosy picture, for the
W. L Henning
Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture
Quarryville, Pa., November 4, 1955
October Proves
Wettest Here
In 12 Years
With 567 inches of ram during
the month of October, Lancaster
County almost doubled the nor
mal 3.10 Weekend rams, which
totaled 1.67 inches at Ephrata,
helped bnng up the amount
Record before was Oct. 1943 with
Saturday afternoon's storm
(toppled a large concrete block
poultry bouse on the farm of
Enos Buckwalter, Lancaster R 4.
About 75 ‘broileds were killed.
Temperatures plunged and the
county remained cool thorugb the
'Farmers guests Tuesday night
were entertained by the Stras
burg Lions Club m a program
fostering better erlations be
tween the farmer and city man
in community activities. Each
club member brought a farmer
policy will be to report the facts as they fall, to
keep the racier informed on what is a factor
in bis business.
Farming is costly. One economist places
the minimum figure for capital needed by the
prospective farmer at $35,000 his own money,
livestock, machinery, farm land, if any, plus
rented land and money he can borrow. Usually
it will take more. The average American farm
has about $14,000 invested per farm worker,
while industry figures $13,200. It takes money
to farm.
qualifier si«rt to the best in mechanics, will be
put to use for you, to make LANCASTER FARM
ING tops in its field, an industrious field thal
since the turn of the century has not had ade
quate, dose-to-home coverage
Some facts may not be pleasant, but well
do our best to keep you advised as to conditions
there and elsewhere.
is designed to serve you We welcome you as read
ers. We invite your comments.
Lititz Chuch of the Brethren
members tihs week helped J.
(Madison Dietrich of R 2 clean up
debris of fire that destroyed his
ham Oct. 21.
Mr Ernest J. Neill. Editor.
Lancaster Farming,
Quarryville, Pa.
Dear Mr. Neill:
Agricultural journalism is vitally important to the farmer, the farm
wife and their children.
It keeps them abreast of the technological progress-of their indus
try, of market trends, social developments, the workings of govern
ment and all else pertaining to the multitude of things which affect
today’s rural households.
Agricultural journalism promotes the “oneness” of all our citizens,
city dwellers and rural people, producers and consumers It is a
bridge between ft.F.-D. and Main Street.
For many generations the people of agriculture have looked to their
farm journals for rewarding information, entertainment and educa
It is a pleasure to welcome Lancaster Farming to this lively and
,useful field of journalism.
Office of the Secretary
Lancaster Farming
Launched, Serving 1
Area's Agriculture <
Lancaster Farming today makes
its initial appearance as the new
est publication in Southeastern.
Pennsylvania to seive agriculture
For many, many years this
region has been recognized as
one of the most outstanding
agricultural sections of the na
tion, even the world But not for
many decades has theie been a
publication specifically for the
farmer, no publication that has
served as a clearing house for
rews the farmer needs.
Such is the purpose of -Lan
caster Farming, whose ideals and
goals are set forth in today’s edi
tional columns
High Qualified Staff
To do any job, men and equip
ment are needed. Octoiaro News
papers, which include the Quar
ryville Sun and the Christiana
Public Ledger, published by Al
fred C Alspach, have worked
closely with the faimer on a
local basis, but the need for con
centrated timely news from the
wider agricultural front has nob
been fully recognized until to
Highly qualified personnel,
those who have worked closely
with the farmer and the farm
supply trade, have been selected.
Some are actual farm owners.
All have had close contact with
the farming field Their biogra
phies will be found on page three.
Starting first with the news
that interests the farmer, Lan
caster Farming’s staffmen will
assemble their stories through
equipment that is tops in the
field of publishing to present a
readable, interesting, valuable
Production and marketing are
but two phases of the vast agri
cultural picture. In between are"
many other moves, from plowing
to planting to cultivating and
harvesting. Ficilities of other
agencies too will be used, to knit
together a clear picture of whats
ivhat today in the farm field.
All will be covered
Charter subscribers to Lancas*
ter Farming will ieceive special
consideration. j
We’re working with you for /
you. Your assistance will be sin-/
cerely appreciated, your com /
ments welcomed. 1
Sincerely yours.
Ezra Taft Benson
$2 Per Yew