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    4—Lancaster Farming, Friday, December 9, 1955
Lancaster County’s Own Farm Weekly Newspaper
Established November 4, 1955
Published every Friday by
Quarryville, Pa. —HPhone 378
Alfred C. Alspach
Ernest J. Neill
C. Wallace Abel
Robert G. Campbell
Robert J. Wiggins
Subscription Rates: $2.00 Per Year
Three Years $5.00; 5c Per Copy
Application for Second Class Mailing Privileges Pending
Two headlines in recent weeks caught our eye; Meat
Production Hits New Records, and Cost of Losing 4 5 Mil
lion Lbs of Jat, $l2 Millions That’s plenty to beef about,
one might remark.
One refers to homo sapiens, the other to produce
of the feedlot. In man’s case, reducing last year let’s
start again, for we can’s admit reducing is a man’s world
alone' Last year ¥. S. men and women took off four and
one-half million pounds of avoirdupois at a cost of $l2 mil
lion. Roughly, reducing thence cost somewhere under three
founds for a dollar to be exact, 2.6666 plus lbs per dol
lar, or it costs slightly more than 37 cents to lose a pound
of fat
When the masseur is done, there’s more hustle, less
bustle One exercise is equivalent to a 10-mile horseback
Ah well, .it’s almost Christmas Time. Those few
pounds we picked up on the Thanksgiving turkey have been
lost, but they’ll be regained on the Christmas turkey.
Anyhow, who wants to be skinny?
Who has more cause to gripe than the farmer 9
Here’s part of a midwestern letter that just came in:
“111 fate has plagued me for a week, not that I’m getting
awkward . . post hole digger crank slipped and almost arm, then Monday I stepped on a slab of ice and
my feet went six feet above ray head and the result one
cracked rib.”
‘ The cheery tone continues- “170 ..aide about ready
to go and maybe we will ship to Chicago Tne market there
looks' somewhat better than Omaha, also have plenty of
swine ready but will hold till February and maybe they will
be worth $5 00 then or higher.”
Farming’s fun
Often newspapers reprint a reprint of a reprint, and
here’s one too good to pass by. It comes to us from Ruby
Shelley, editor of The Flying Farmer of lowa. She says,
“This is a reprint from a Missouri News Latter of several
years ago, but, it might be a good idea for us all to read
something like it once in awhile.”
From- Joe Knucklehead, 1234 Any Place
To: Saint Peter, Pearly Gates, Heaven
Dear St. Peter
After my recent airplane crash, I made application
for entrance into Heaven. Your assistants refused to
let me in on the basis that my accident showed a com
plete lack of judgment, no consideration for the lives
of cithers, and deprived three children of their father.
I would like to tell you just what happened, and you
will see that it was not my fault, just bad luck
My friend wanted to go to South City, so I offered
to take him in my airplane I didn’t check the gas be
cause I remembered filling the gas tank the day before
and only flew a few minutes that day, so I guess some
one must have swiped some There is no weather sta
tion at this field, so I didn’t check the weather I would
have to call South City, but that take., too much time
and besides it cost costs money
Anyway, I wasn’t too worried I’ve flown in some'
pretty rough weather before and got away with it.
Besides, I had a good radio All that lightning and
stuff, when we got in- this bad weather, kept the radio
from working though. Even so, I wouldn't iiave gotten
lost and run out of gas if someone hadn’t put the maps
in the baggage compartment where I couldn’t get at
them. It was ]ust bad luck that we ran out of gas and
the visibility was so bad I couldn’t see the telephone
pole until we hit it.
Anyway, as you can see, the accident wasn’t my
fault, so how about letting me in 9
Lancaster Phone 4-3047)
. Business Manager
Advertising Director
Circulation Directoi
Yours Truly,
Joe Knucklehead
Voice Of
Lancaster Farms
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comments on Lancaster Farm
ing, about current events, or
other topics. Letters should be
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quested. Editor;.
SALINA, Kan Dear Erme
We have, received two of your
'papers, and enjoyed looking at
‘them Since I wouldn’t stand a
cance of winning a year’s sub- I
(have a couple of hints I’m in
terested in'seeing a crossword
ipuzzle in it and good recpes that
are practical for plain cooks like
us Cant and Mrs Ray S
(Huffman, IhS Air Force.
- (Editor’s Note - Plam cock
ing in Kansas 9 With the
’ Huffmans, I’ve made serveral
visit to The Central Hotol.
out at the end of the Chis
holm Trail in Brookvi le,
Kan, 'where the food is old
itime, good, served family
style Might add that Betty'
'herself lacks nothing as a
cook, internationally trained
- as an Air Force wife and
housekeeper in both the
Unmted States and Germany.
OXFORD, Pa We enjoy vour
paper very much Merry Christ
mas L E. Teeter
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E< H- Weidman.
50 Years Ago
This Week on Lancaster Farms.
(This Week In 1905)
. More than 2,000 members
attended the opening session of
the annual convention of the
Pennsylvania Grange, Patrons of
Husbandry, at the National Guard
Armory in Sunbury, 50 years ago
this week
During the same week, in
1905, Secretary of Agriculture
Cntchfield presented his annual
report to Governor Pennypacker,
showing that Pennsylvania farm
ers had raised 21,857,961 hu. of
wheat and 48 535,748 bu of corn
that year
Down in the lower end
of Lancaster County, George W-
Crowl, one of the largest buyers
of potatoes in east, was shipping
out spudby the trainload. Crowl
finished' his 1905 season witl\
110,000 bu of potatoes shipped
in 176 freight cal's from receiv
ing points at Oxord, Fairmount,
Quarryville, Christiana and Not
At Lancaster Stock Yards
a steer, owned by Andt cw Frantz,
a Lancaster drover, got out of
the pens there and was killed
by a freight tram while running
along the Pennsylvania R R
Lancaster County farmers
and sportsmen were interested
in the doings of Frank J- Rieker,
prominent > Lancaster brewer,
Background Scripture Luke 10 25-37
Devotional Reading;. I John 2 1-11
My Neighbor
Lesson for December 11, 1955
TWO cart-drivers in China weie
trying to get up a muddy hill
Each driver’s cart was stuck in
the mud, almost side by side
Each man was beating his own
scrawny hoise, but_the wheels
were stuck last. Along came an
American “Why don’t you un
hitch one horse,” he said “and
hitch him to the other cart? Then
the two horses
might get the cart
out of the mud.”
The_carters were
had rtever thought
of that. But they
did as the stran
ger said, and sure
enough they both
got to the top' of
the hill. That true Dr - Foreman
story, told by a missionary, shows
two things at once. One is that
in countnes where Christianity
has had a chance to get around,
some simple Christian ideas get
taken for granted, such as help
ing your neighbor when he is in
trouble The other is that where
Christianity is unknown, even so
simple a thing as getting together
to pull out of the mud, comes as
a strange new idea.
Who Is My Neighbor?
Now if'those two Chinese car
ters had been father and son, or
brother and brother, they might
have thought of helping each oth
er, for in China nothing is too
good for members of your family
But we have no great right to
make fun of the Chinese All of
us are Inclined to draw pretty
hard lines and to think, —Outside
those lines I have no neighbors.
Inside the Imes, yes, we under
stand pretty well what neighbor
liness is. “Love thy neighbor as
thyself” is a commandment not
too hard to understand, for we v
know what it is to love ourselves,
that comes all too naturally. We
like to get ahead, to cushion our
selves from danger and if possi
ble from discomfort, we consult
our own interests. Loving one’s
neighbor as oneself just means
who was granted a certificate by
the Pennsylvania Game Commis
sion permitting him to propa
gate quail, the first permit of its
kind to be granted to a Lancas
ter Conntian The certificates
were issued at a cost of $5 per
year Holders of the certificates
were also required to give bond,
and only persons holding per
mits were allowed to have quail
hi their possession after April
Ist- Rreker explained his - idea
was to propagate local quail for
distribution on Lancaster County
farms, rather than see birds from,
other states brought here as plan-)
nqd bv the Game Commission in
1905. Farmers and sportsmen of->
fer to cooperate with Rieker in
his experiments
When John Ghck, residing
on a farm near Spring Garden*
Salisbury Township, went to
clean out his hand-dug well in
order to get a better flow of
water from the pump, he found
14 dead rabbits at the bottom-
How -they got there was not ex
A fire at the tallow rend
ering establishment owned by*
Hyman Ehrhart, near Lancaster,
brought city fuemen lushing to
the scene In addition to the two-;
story frame building more than
100 barrels of tallow were con
sumed in the blaze origin of the
fire could not be determined,
neither was there any insurance
on the property
looking out for him in the same
careful ways, thinking ahead for
him, promoting him. We under
stand what neighborlmess is, ye*.
We do not confuse it \vrth being
meddlesome. If you want to
know as much about your neigh
bor as you do about yourself,
youv aren’t being a neighbor but
a nuisance. If you do ,for your
neighbor what he can'very well
do, ought to do and maybe wants
to do for himself, then you are
not treating him like a neighbor
Neighbors Out of Sight
Jesus’ famous parable of the
Good Samaritan shows that hav
ing neighbors is easy, in fact you
can’t help it; but that the impor
tant thing -is being a neighbor.
It means moie than living In
“peacefiH co-existence”, and not
bothering each other. It means
active co-operation and help, of
those who need help. 'Wherever
there is a person in trouble whom
we can help, there is a neighbor.
In our time the world has grown
closer together than it was in
Jesus’ time. If there had been a
famine in India, the good Samar
itan would never have known It,
or if he had, he could have done
nothing about it. Now if there
is a famine in India we hear about
it as soon as the Indians can;
and we can do something; about
it too. When farmers in a church
in lowa, for instance, send a
heifer to a farmer in some out-*
of-the-way or devastated part of
the world across a wide ocean,
that is being a neighbor, modern
style for a modern world.
What We Haven’t Figure* Out
There are many problems we
haven’t worked out yet, in this*
business for acting as good neigh
bois. For example: What is the
wisest way to be neighbor to
people of different race from our
own"’ How can a mill-worker be
a neighbor to the stock-holders,
or how can the stock-h Iders be
neighborly to the workers? When
a corporaUon, in the process of
expansion, throws 500 persons out
of work at one time, is there any
way m which those who are em
ployed by the corporation can be
neighbors to those who have lost
their positions? How can we be
neighbors to people %.whe resent
us? How far can we go in help
ing people without turning them
into “moochers” and beggars?
How can Christians in one de
nomination be neighbors to those
in another? And one more ques
tion: Is it possible for non-Chrls
tians to be as good neighbors, in
Jesus’ sense of the word, as
Christians can be?
(Basod on outline* copyrighted by (bo
Division ot Christian Education, Na
tional Connell of tho Church** of Christ
In tho 11. S. A. Boltasod hr CommuotlT
Fsess Service.)