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VoL 1, No, 8 Pennsylvania Ag Department Checking Dairy HARRISBURG Dr- William L- Henning, State Secretary of Agriculture, announced that two Department bacteriologists have been assigned to the Queen Dairy in Lancaster beginning at 530 k m Wednesday. He said the men will check complete operation of the plant as it starts to receive milk from 58 of the 68 farms from which deliveries were shut off on Dec. 6 when the first of more than 190 cases of paratyphoid fever were traced to the Queen Dairy Milk Under Observation Bacteriologists Elwood Schaf er and William Semerod are be ing sent to Lancaster from the Department’s "division of milk sanitation They will test samples at every stage of milk plant op eration down to the sealing of bottles. Wednesday’s milk will be held under strict observation and testing until Friday when first deliveries;- will be made. . “Every precaution will be taken to see that milk for con sumers is, the best that' scientific, methods of proper pasteurization amt handlingcan -produce,” Dr. Henning declared. ■» Two Queen: Dairy workers who were fqund to be infected with parathyphoid have been exclud ed from further participation in operation of the plant Dumping Stopped .Monday^ Prior to the Dec. 6 shutdown 68 farms supplied -the Queen Dairy with milk. Laboratory ex aminations of specimens from each resident revealed- presence of the-disease in four people on two of the farms and no disease on 58 farms. Tests on the re maining eight farms are incom plete. Dumping of milk from the 58 farms stopped Monday when a manufacturing, supplier agreed to take their production through today or until the plant receives the milk starting Wednesday morning. Kirkwood Farm wife Wins Silverware Set Mrs. Hervey R. Ferguson of Walnut Groves Farms, Kirkwood, has Ibeeni named a winner in the nationwide General Mdls-Larro Feeds contest for naming twin Iheifer jcalves. Announcement of the award, a set of silverware, was made by S N. Hertzler, field representa tive of General Malls, and A L. IHerr & Bro., Qnarryville, local dealer Mr Hertzler reports Mrs Fer guson was the sole winner in his Chester - Delaware - Lancaster Counties area. 'Secretary of Defense Wilson recently said there would he no significant change either in the spending or the size of the mili tary establishment in the next fiscal year. Merry Christmas Lancaster Farming Hepeis a quiet County country Rl, Litltz. Crossing the snow-covered flridge, scene', a quiet, snow-covered Christmas, heading for sledding, is the Martin's son. photographed on the farm of Irvin Martin, We take pleasure in answering at once and thus prominently the com munication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sim: Dear Editor: I am eight years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says “If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus? Virginia O’Hanlon 115 W. Ninety-Fifth Street Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe ex cept they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their lit tle minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere in-, sect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by thd intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your- life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary -as if there were no Vir ginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make toler able this existence. We should have no en- Quarryville, Pa., Friday, December 23, 1955 Is There A Lancaster Egg Breakfast Slated January—Egg Month—will ibe launched with a 'Lancaster County Bglg Breakfast at Hotel Bruns wick Wednesday (morning. Jan. 4 at eight o'clock. Kicking off Egg Month will be two cooperating agencies, the Santa Claus? joyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would* be extinguished. . ' Not-believe in Santa Claus! Youmight as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. You may tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes' the noise inside, but there is a veil- covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view the picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he -will continue to make glad the heart of childhood. From the New York Sun of September 21, 1897. Lancaster Poultry Association and! the Poultry and Egg National Board. A committee of three is nqaihmg arrangements; Jim Dor sey of Indian River Hatchery; Mrs. Marie Texter, Sexed Chicks, East Petersburg, and Earl Reeves, Miller & Bushong. $2 Per Year State Tobacco Experiment Farm To Rapho Twp. Tobacco growers m this sec tion of the State will start to re ceive benefits of the relocated Southeastern Pennsylvania Field Research Laboratory almost im mediately, it was indicated to day in an announcement from a volunteer citizens’ committee and Pennsylvania State University. The present farm near Landis ville has been sold and a second purchased a mile and a half noth west of there, 88 acres in Rapho Township north of the By-Pass. Purchaser of the 31-acre Landis ville site with buildings was F. S McDonald, 40 Stanley Ave., Landisvdle for $33,000. Purchase price of the new site was not dis closed. Expand Other Research When in operation, the new laboratory will serve directly 15 southeastern Pennsylvania coun ties Dr. M. A- Farrell, director of the Pennsylvania State Uni versity college of agriculture ex periment station, said the college expects to expand research on small grams,, legumes grasses, to matoes, tybrid corn, as well as in tobacco A local committee, with A. G. Bucher as key man, handled de tails of the sale-purchase through John F. Weaver, Inc. Lancaster. Local Committee Acts Landisville was selected sev eral jrears ago for the station, uut there was no room for ex pansion. About a year or a year and a half ago, a local committee was named to check on a new location, one offering more acre age, yet near the old site- The University board of trustees rul ed that the farm in use must be sold before final acquisition of another was made- The option has been exercised and purchase will be soon completed. Owners of the Rapho Town ship property were William K, and Mildred Risser- The volun tary ideal group acted as an in- (Continued on page three) Lancaster Will Observe Holiday In Market Hours Holiday schedules will go in to effect at most Lancaster Co. Markets Christmas and New Year’s 'Lancaster Union Stock Yards will Ibe closed to (trading (Mon day, Dec. 26. and on the New Year's Holiday, Monday, Jan. 2, 1956 * Market will operate os us ual Tuesday Dec. 27 and Tuesday Jan. 3 Cattle arriving on (the hol idays will (be yarded fed and wa tered. The five Lancaster farmers’ markets will operate on regular schedule, with the exception of Central Market, which will be open (Saturday from 5:30 am. to 3 pjm. Southern Market will maintain regular hours Friday and Satur day. Arcade and West End will be open from 7am to 6 3Wm. on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. No Change in hours was announc ed for Fulton Market. Banks, post offices, business firms locally as well as major commodity markets throughout (the nation will (be closed both Mondays.