Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, December 30, 1955, Image 1

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    Vol. 1, No. 9
Arthur S. Young
Farm Equipment
Dealer, 66, Dies
Funeral services will be Fri
day afternoon at 1:30 for-Arthur
S Young, 66, pioneer-Lancaster
County farm equipment dealer
from Kmzers, president and
organizer of the Rough and
Tumble Engineers’ - Historical
Mr. Young, highly' respected
throughout the country and
Nationally known for his out
standing collection of steam
traction engines, died at his desk
Tuesday morning. He was active
as a member of and a counsellor
to the industry, and just recently
was' one of the guests of honor
at the Christmas Party of the
Lancaster County Farm Equip
ment dealers.
Organized Steam Fraternity
Starting in the farm imple
ment business in 1916, he es
tablished the Arthur S Young
Co in 1921. He was secretary
treasurer of the Pennsylvania
Farm Equipment Dealers 16
years, and was currently treas
urer of the County association.
In 1949 Mr. Young organized
the Rough and Tumble .group,
and has, collection of old-steams
ers along Highway 30 has at
tracted the attention of thous
ands It was here the annual
reunion of the organization was
held, and throngs jammed the
grounds among the stationary'
and mobile steamers.
Funeral Services Friday
For 33 years he was an elder
gf the Leacock Presbyterian
Church. He taught the Fellow
ship Men’s Bible Class there and
was Sunday school superintend
ent many years.
His wife, the former Luetta
Sheaffer, two daughters and a
son survive. They are C. Everett
Young, Kinzers; Jane E, wife
of E. Herman Brackbill, EDI
Kinzers, and Nancy L. wife of
Ray M. Young, PeachTßottom.
Funeral services will be from
the Brown Funeral Home,
Paradise, Friday at 1:30 p. m.,
to the Leacock Presbyterian
Church for 2 p- m. services,
with interment in the adjoining
cemetery. Friends may call at
the Brown Funeral Home on
Thursday from 7 to 8 p. m.
The second annual Poultry Ex
change meeting will be held
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1956 at 7:30
p m in the Elementary School
at Rohrerstown. All members
are urged to attend. Memfbers are
those persons who have used
facilities of the Exchange for
buying or selling poultry during
the calendar year.
The Loniardi provisional gov
ernment an Argentina recently
disclosed it would ratify the 1948
Bogota Inter-American Charter
“very soon” in'a -move to restore
(hemislpheric ties.
January is National Egg Month, and here eggs valued at $11,951,975. Lancaster
is a smjdl" fraction: of- Lancaster bounty’s County events heralding January Egg
contribution to the multi-million dollar in- Month include a breakfast Wednesday
dustry. In 1954 Lancaster County market- morning, Jan. 4, and the Second Annual
ed 30,200,192 dozen eggs or 362,402,304 Poultry Exchange Meeting Jan. 17.
Meat Output in
1955 at Record;
More Next Year
_ Meat output in 1955 soared to
a new record volume, and even
more is expected for 1956, J
Morrell Foster, Chairman of the
Board of the American Meat
Institute, said today He also is
Vice President of Merchandising
and Procurement of John Mor
rell & Co, Ottumwa,.lowa.
In a year-end summary the
Chairman of the meat packing
trade association said the coun
try had- done a remarkable job
of producing an estimated 268
billion lbs of meat. . -
“Even more remarkable.” he
added, “is the fact that the con
suming public ate this tremen
dous production and thus cleared
the way for the even bigger 27.2
billion lbs predicted foi 1956,
with no heavy stocks hanging
over the market as in so many
other farm commodities.”
Near 161 Lbs Per Person
Foster attributed the nation’s
ability to consume an estimated
161 lbs of meat per person to
continued high employment,
high personal income, a growing
population, and a high apprecia
tion of meat’s food value-
“Rising production of meat,”
he declared, “is indicated by
livestock feed stocks being plenti
(Continued on Page Three)
Quarryville, Pa., Friday, December 30, 1955
January _ Egg Month
Queen Dairy Resumes
Deliveries in County
Queen Dairy, Lancaster, has
resumed regular delivery of milk
to all customers following a Dec.
6-23 voluntary shutdown after
px outbreak of paratyphoid in the
“Samples of each lot of milk
processed on Wednesday, Dec
21, at the Queen Dairy have been
found to be free of harmful
organisms and safe for human
consumption,” the State Inspec
tion Team reported. Dr Oscar
Davis, county medical director,
and Elwood F. Schaffer, advanc
ed sanitarian, of the State De
partment of Agriculture, signed
the order
Forecasts 14.18
For December’s
Farm Milk Price
NEW YORK A uniform
price of $4lB per hundred
weight (46.5 quarts) for milk de
liveries to approved plants dur
ing December, was forecast to
day by Dr. A J- Pollard, Acting
Market Administrator of the New
York metropolitan milk market
ing area. The actual price for
December, 1954, was $4 39 per
Dr Pollard also estimated that
the producer butterfat differen
tial for the month would be 5-4
cents for each tenth of a lb of
fat above or below the standard
3.5 per cent.
The estimated price of $4lB is
based upon an expected total
December production of 620 mil
lion lbs That would mean that
each of the 48.800 dairy farmers
expected to participate in the
pool would have an average daily
production of 410 lbs
Handlers must submit reports
df the use made of their mlik
receipts for December not later
than January 10.
Co-Founder of
Landis Valley
Museum Dies
Henry K. Landis, 90,“ co-found
er of Lancaster County’s famed
Farm Museum, died Tuesday
night in a Lancaster hospital.
With his brother, George D-
Landis, who died Dec. 6, 1954 at
87, he was renowned for his col
lection of items on early Penn
sylvania and Lancaster County
cultural background.
Starting by collecting guns and
antiques, the brothers built up
a collection that has developed
into one of the finest farm relic
displays in the nation. More than
50 years ago the two opened
their home as a farm museum,
and from this start the Landis
Valley Museum took form.
Later the Commonwealth took
control of the Museum, and the
two brothers life-time curators.
Both brothers won high re
cognition, one citation being
from the Pennsylvania German
Folklore Society for “being out
standing preservers of that which
is originally Pennsylvania Ger
man m this area ”
The two were engineering
graduates of Lehigh University
and at one time Henry was pro
fessor of mining and metallurgy
at the University of Missouri.
From 1894-1897 he was with the
Engineering and Mining Journal
and for 28 years with the Gas
Age Journal-
He was admitted to the hospi
tal Christmas Day. For the past
two years he had been a guest
at the Hatfield Memorial Home
in Wagon town-
$2 Per Year
Crop Production
This Year Second
Largest for U.S.
duction for the year now draw
ing to a close will be the second
largest on record, and livestock
production will strike an all
time lecord, figures from the
United States Department of
Agriculture indicate.
Production of crops fell just
six-tenths of one per cent below
the 1948 record. At that time
the crop index was 106 per cent
of the 1947-1949' average, but
totalling the 1955 livestock and
crop indexes, the total figure for
the year is expected to be at
leas| 111- per cent
Corn Crop Close
In 1955, the United States pro
duced 3,184,836,000 bu of corn,
just slightly under the November
forecast of 3,182,870,000, and
wheat is figured at 938,159,000
bu Production in 1954 for corn
was 3,010,248,000 bu, the 1944-
1953 average 3,080,115,000-
However, acreage harvested
for corn in 1955 fell 5,400,000
acres to 333 million for the year.
Winter wheat acreage was off
5% million, spring wheat 1.6 mil
lion, cotton 2.4 million, oats 1.4
million, and rice 700,000 acres
Tobacco showed marked in*
creases for the year, from the
1944-1953 average of 2,098,738-,
000 lb to 1954’s total of 2,243,-
813,000 and for the year just
ending 2,256,037,000.
Here are some other compari
sons Oats: 1955-1,575,736,000;
1954 - 1,497,045,000, 1944 - 1953
averag o 1,323,321,000; Soybeans:
1955-371,276,000; 1954-341,565,-
000; 1944-1953 avg 238,488,000;
Barley: 1955-390,969,000; 1954*
370,502.000; 1944-1953 avg 266,-
918,000; ,Rye. 1955-29,187,600;
1954-24,320,000; 1944-1953 avg
21,097,000;FIaxseed: 1955-40,638,-
000; 1954-40,808,000; 1944-1953
avg 35,898,000; Sorghums: 1955-
232,638,000; 1954 - 216,066,000;
1944-1953 avg 134,582,000; Hay
(tons): 1955-109,697,000; 1954*
104,937,000; 1944-1953 avg 102,-
199.000, Potatoes; 1955-381,631,-
000; 1954-356,031,000; 1944-1953
avg 401,146,000; Tobacco (lbs):
1955 - 2,256,037,000; 1954-2,243,-
813.000, 1944-1953 avg 2,098,738,-
Dairymen Name Landis
Association President
Aaron L. Landis, R 4 Lancas
ter, will succeed Frank P. Heckel,
Lititz Pike, as, president of the
Lancaster County Dairymen’s as
sociation and Bottle Exchange,
Inc- He was elected at the an
nual meeting of the association
in offices at 345 North Concord
St. Lancaster, last week-
Others elected are C. H. Har
nish, New Danville, vice presi
dent; Robert H. Keen, Lancaster,
secretary, and Christ M. Kendig,
Millersville, treasurer.
Tobacco Shed Blaze
On Smucker’s Farm
A faulty damper was blamed
as cause of a oil heater blazing
up in a tobacco shed on a farm
tenanted by Bli Smucker near
Mondamin Friday morning.
No damage was reported. The
Leacock Fire Co. extinguished
the blaze Others responding were
the Bareville and Leola fire com