Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, March 02, 1956, Image 1

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    VoL 1, No. la
Rake County;
Losses High
Severe wind, carried east by
terrific tornadoes that spread
ruin in the area of St Louis,
Mo., roared through Lancaster
Lancaster County and other sec
tions of the Commonwealth
Saturday evening, leaving behind
damage in the State that may
run into millions Rain ranged
from 35 to 65 of an inch In the
Telephone and electric service
were curtailed m many sections
Farms were especially hard hit
Down in the south end of the
County, winds shoved a 90-by-40
foot tobacco shed off its founda
tion, 25 feet against a tile silo
on the farm of Aaron S.--Click,
R 2 Quarryville.
'Elsewhere the story was much
the same, telephone wires down
ed, shingles torn and scattered,
plate windows broken in cities,
telephone poles snapped and sag
ging," roofs blown off.
Follow Heavy Rain
'Mr. Click reported that the
winds struck around 5 15 p. m
Saturday, ]ust after a lashing
ram poured down, stopped and
after skies had cleared Two
acres of tobacco were stored in
the basement, and indications are
it is allright, but the bulk of Mr.
Click’s farm machinery two
tractors, planters, cultivators,
and ■ other equipment were
buried in the debris.
Had the silio not stopped the
tobacco barn’s movement east,
Mr Glick believes, other build
ings may have been destroyed
too Although he earned insur
ance on the building, it is esti
mated it would take $ll,OOO to
leplace the barn with one 30-
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Dr: Robertson ‘
Elected Again
By Poultrymen
Lancaster County Poultry As
sociation directors have again
named Dr E I Robertson to a
second term as president. His
naming was this week in a di
lectors’ meeting ~at the Sexchick
Co, East Petersburg.
Also reelected was the entire
slate of 'Officers, J R. Greider
Elizabethtown, vice president;
Lewis L Mortensen, East Peters
burg, secretary, and L. Howard
Martin, R 2 Lancaster, treasurer.
Committee chairman will be
Mr Greider, in charge of mem
berships; Mary Myers, Lam
peter, tour, and Levi H. Bru
baker, Rohrerstown, program
Officials believe that by re
taining the present staff, work
on the proposed Poultry Center
can progress more rapidly and
(efficiently At the same tune,
they made plans for the annual
barbecue June 9, to be held this
>ear at Lititz
Straight winds Saturday evening wreck
ed havoc on the farm of Aaron S. Click, a
mile or so south'of Quarryville.—Shown
above is a tobacco shed that-was moved 25
feet east to rest against a tile silo. When
the structure collapsed, many items of
farm machinery were buried by debris.
New Baltimore
Yards President
Frank G- Fitz-Roy has been
named president of the Union
Stock Yards, Baltimore, it was
announced this week upon his
resignation as supervisor of the
Lancaster District Office. Pack
ers and Stock Yards Branch,
United States Department of
IMI Fitz-Roy, who has been
with the USDA 30 years, began
his career at National Stock
Yards, St Louis,' moving later
to USDA market offices in Los
Angeles, Omaha Wichita, and
New York City before coming
to Lancater Feb 8, 1955, when
the Lancaster Yards USDA of
fice was opened.
Mr. Fite-Roy will succed Law
rence R Hatter, whose resigna
tion was effective March 1
As yet, no successor has been
named to the position he vacates
at the Lancaster market, which
supervises livestock marketing in
the 11 northeastern states
Calvary Fellowship
Meeting Last Night
The men’s dinner meeting of
the Calvary Fellowship was held
last night at Banquet
( Hall, Mlount Joy. The Rev. D. S.
I Clark, US. director of the
iHCJB, was speaker.
QuarryviUe, Pa., Friday, March 2, 1956
Level Tobacco Shed
Two-Price Wheat
Favored By Grange
A two-price plan for wheat in
volving domestic and export
prices was favored in a motion
put on record this week by the
Fulton Grange, meeting at OaK
ryn Hall. State House Bill 1802,
giving the Secretary of Lobor
authority to fix price of labor on
contract jobs over $200,000, was
also opposed.
Master Charles G. McSparran
reported construction will soon
start on the Grange Hall addition
A spelling bee was conducted by
Miss Mabel Brabson, lecturer.
JayCees Name
Young Farmer
Lancaster County’s Outstand
ing Young Farmer of 1955 will
be honored at a special awards
dinner at the Stevens House in
Lancaster at 6.30 p m. Friday,
according to Irvun Huber, chair
man of the committee conduct
ing the program for the Lancas
ter Junior Chamber of Com
Winner of the local program
will be eligible for .the Pennsyl
vania and the National Award
which is being sponsored jointly
by- ithe United States Junior
Chamber of Commerce and the
National Petroleujm Institute
Committee on Agriculture.
The Lancaster JayCees will
present an ‘all-expense free trip
to the National Awards program
in Pittsburgh, April 11 and 12, to
the local winner. He will also re
ceive several cash prizes donated
by local merchants.
The five local entries in this
first annual award are: Stanley
E. Kreider, Druimore; Roy H-
Bode, Rl, Ranks; J. Everett
Kreider, and Robert C. Groff, R 3.
Quarryville, and Raymond F.
Witmer, Rl, Willow Street.
Damage from this storm was estimated in
the millions of dollars in Pennsylvania.
High: winds up to~Bo-mrles"an“htrar —■
followed a calm period that same after a
heavy downpour of rain (Lancaster Farm
ing Staff Photo)
Benson Replies
To See It Now;
“Not on Rocks”
who claims farmers are headed
for a depression simply aie not
telling the truth, Secietary of
Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson
said on a OBS television program
in reply to Edward R Murrow’s
recent television program, “See
It Now, a Crisis of Abundance ”
This program, the Secretary
asserted, gives a “somewhat dis
torted picture of tne American
farm situation,” and he urged
his audience to back the adminis
tration’s flexible farm price sup
port program, making wishes
known (through local Congress
American agriculture is not on
the rocks, it is not depression
bound, Mr Benson declared
“Whoever says it is is rendering
the cause of the farmer a dis
service and is simply not telling
the truth.” “There as no problem
or no crisis of abundance,” it’s
“an imbalance between supply
and demand a critical cost
price squeeze”
Unsound programs his office
inherited are responsible for
farm problems and surpluses to
day, the Secretary tild
Two others have been offered
time by CBS to air their views
on the farm situation, Sen. Clin
ton P Anderson (Dem.-N. M.),
formerly Democratic secretary of
agriculture under President Tru
man, and an opponent of rigid
high price supports, and to Sen.
Hubert H Humphrey (Dem.-
Mmn )
Graybill G. Minnich, R 3 Lititz,
has been elected to his 16th term
as president of the Lancaster
County Production Credit As
$2 Per Year
Numbers of
Dairymen Off,
Yields Higher
In the last-five years, the num
ber of Pennsylvania dairymen
has dropped 25 per cent, yet
there are about the same num
ber of cows being milked, pro
ducing 30 per cent more milk
than they did five years ago.
This was but one of several in
teresting items given some 350
Lancaster Counity dairymen and
friends Wednesday at the Lan
caster County Daay Day in the
Guernsey Sale Pavilion, Lincoln
Highway East, Lancaster
Offering this information was
Joe Nageotte, extension dairy
specialist from the Pennsylvania
State University, speaking on
“Efficient Dairy Feeding ”
Home Raised Grain Cheapest
“Simple, home raised grams
and cheapest commercial (supple
ments (proteins) are best,” he
told, pointing out radical changes
that have come about in dairy
feeding the past few years.
“We’re moving away from a
gram feeding program to a
rougfeage-afoeding—pian, supple--
mented by gram And this is
boosting milk production Rough
age has more feeding value than
many realize,” he emphasized.
Quite a murmur and ap
plause rang through the
audience when Lancaster
County Agricultural Agent
M. M, Smith relayed the mes-
sage that President Eisen-
hower announced he would
run again.
“There is a great change in
pastures, more grass is being
produced per acre than we be
lieved possible, yet our courts
Waste it,” Mr. Nageotte continu
ed “Use systematic grazing,
strap or ration grazing it’s
2,000 years old in Europe by
using electric fence,” he advised.
Dr H. A. Milo, director of the
Bureau of Animal Industry, from
the Pennsylvania Department of
Agriculture, reviewed “Progress
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Chester County
4-H Tractor Club
In Second Meet
The Chester County 4-H Trac
tor Maintenance Club held its
second weekly lesson and demon
stration meeting at J. A. Con
nell’s farm machinery shotp in
West Grove
The first, second, and third
year groups studied “What Makes
an Engine Run and Operator’s
Manual,” “Saving Fuel,” and
“Hitch Tractor to a Plow,” re
spectively. Instructors for the
meeting were club leaders Pusey
Moore, Dick Walter, and Charles
Dennis F. Abe, Assistant Coun
ty Agent, showed a film, “Diesel,
the Modern Power.” Francis
Lyons, shop foreman, showed a
film on lus trip through the
Ralph Milhron and George
Hickman were appointed on the
decoration committee for the
county-wide 4-H square dance.
Robert L Kunkle of Downing
town won the door prize, a pair
of vice-grips. Mr. Connell also
served refreshments following
the meeting.