Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, September 21, 1956, Image 1

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    Vol. 1 No. 47
Cool Weather
Retards Corn,
Some Oats Uncut
HARRISBURG The prevail
ing cycle of cool, Wet weather
continued in Pennsylvania
thiough the week ended Monday
and gave farmeis generally poor
working conditions, the State De
paitment of Agriculture said to
Frequent showers and
cloudy weather made hay dry
ing difficult'as wet ground re
tarded field work.
Low temperatures during, the
eailv part and near the end of
the week retarded ripening of
com In northern districts scat
tered frosts hurt some corn but
damage was not extensive, the
Department reported Some corn
is being shocked in the South
Th effect of unusual weather
this season is pointed up in the
tact that in northwestern areas
oi Pennsylvania some fields of
wheat and oats remained to be
hai rested in
tom to six weeks behind normal
During the growing season
coiering the past 23 weeks
central-western counties have
received the largest amounts
ot rain. The 12-month average
for the State' is 42 inches hut
the Indiana .County area has
had 30 inches since April 10.
The Brookville recording sta
tion reports 28.78 inches fol
lowed by Emporium 27.11
inches, and State College with
35.32 inches. Pittsburgh has
recoided 22.65 inches and Erie
20.46 inches. ..Allentown, Sel
ins,?rove and Montrose had be
tween 20 and 21 inches. Areas
with 15 to 20 inches include
Altoona, Wellsboro, Williams
port, Harrisburg, Safe Harbor,
Reading, Scranton and- Phil
Peaches are still being picked
m all areas and volume is in
ti easing rapidly -m northern
counties, the survey report
dared Fresh market vegetables
aie plentiful but movement of
tomatoes and corn for processing
is past the peak.
Three Philippine
Bankers In County -
Three bankers from the Phil-'
ippine Island this week studied
nual banking and agricultural
loans with Lancaster County
hanking firms, working Tues
day and Wednesday with Co
l>nty Agent M. M. Smith, and
Stanley Musselman, manager
lariri relations,' Lancaster C -
unty National Bank.
The visitors are Miss Adriana
Wvcoco Almeida, an assistant
manager; Melito Concha Sala
a cashier, and Bernardo
Villanueva, a bank manager.
I hey represent newly formed
banking establishments . in San,
“ l, an, Rizal; Bacelod City, and]
uluan City, banks designed to
ve agricultural interests in
ewiy developed farming dis
uicts |
They spent Thursday with
aui Leaman, farm representi-l
p e of Conestoga Nation-1
’ and leave today for New
Vork City.
PumpMns—a sure sign of fall—contrast
their-orange colors with the brilliant reds
of- Scarlet Sage—at Blue Bell Market on
Highway 72 south of Lancaster. The John
Neighbors Help
In Clean-Up of
Storm Damage
By LF Staff Reporter l
Neighbors and friends moved
in within almost a matter of
hours to help clean up wreck
age of a tobacco barn blown 15
feet from its foundation bj
Monday night's terrific storm
that raked the northwest pait
of the Garden. Spot
On the farm of J 8.-Hostet
ler & Sons, tenanted by Donald
Newcomer, R 2 Mount Joy, the
40 by 70 foot of new
crop .tobacco, was blown away
Tuesday morning crews came
in to pull away wrecked lumber
and timbers to salvage what
they could of the still green
Helping were Clarence, Ar
thur and Paris Hostetter. Clar
ence <Grubcr, Norman Gruber
Elam Shearer, Earl Witmer,
Wdbur and Earl Brubaker,
Darnel Will. Mark Newcomer,
Ray ‘lummy, Clarence and Rob
ert Douple, Paul Stauffer. Ralph
Hostetter and Dick Newcomer.
Pull-Off Tobacco
Brings 14-15 Cents
Lancaster Counlv pull-off to
bacco damaged by hail in the
Landisville neighborhood, was
reported sell in" tq one indepen- :
I dent firm. A K Mann Jr., at 14
'and 15 cents a pound this week.
| Verv little pull-off tobacco is
expected this year, with a superb
crop .for all but those districts
struck by Monday night’s storm.
Quarryville (Lancaster County) Pa., Friday, Sept. 21, 1956.
Pumpkins, Scarlet Sage
Solanco Fair Opens, Champion in
Livestock Named; Awards Tonight
tory of the Solanco fair was
judged by a committee of three,
including Mrs. John Roberts,
president of the Octoraro Art
Association, Oxford; George A.
Smith of Quarryville, and Ken-
Deadline to Sign
In 4H Baby Beef
Project October-6
The time for farm boys and
girls to enroll in the 4-H Baby
Beet project is at .hand, advises
M. M. Smith, Lancaster County
Agricultural Agent.
Youth 10 to 20 years of age are
eligible, and the deadline for
signing up in this feeding project
has been set as Saturday, Oct. 6.
The project requires that each
club member feed out a steer
calf of one of the major beef
breeds. This steer is purchased in
November weighing around 400
lbs, fed about one year and plac
ed on the market at the time of
a district or county show and
The Red Rose 4-H Baby Beef
Club is the countywide organiza
tion for the baby beef projects.
Interested boys and girls may en
roll by giving their name and ad
dress to any present member of
the Red Rose Club not later than
Oct. 3, or by contacting one of
the following adult club leaders:
Ira L. Rutt, Peach Bottom;
Fred W. Linton, R 2 Quarryville;
Myhn R. Good, R 3 Lancaster;
Jay R. Nissley, R 4 Manheim;
Harry S. Showalter, R 1 Rein
holds, or Victor M. Longeneck
er, R 3 Elizabethtown.
Enrollments- will also be ac
cepted at the Extension- Service
office, 202 Post Office Building,
Dearolf stand takes its name from an old
hotel that once stood across the highway:
(Lancaster Farming. Staff Photo).
(Continued on page 6)
Three fairs this week" are her
alding the tanbark season in Lan
caster County, the Southern Lan
caster County .Community Fair at
Quarryville, the Lititz and Eliza
bethtown Fairs
At Quarryville livestock judg
ing took place Wednesday after
noon,, xjp'enmg day, with C. Rich
ard Hastings showing the champ
ion gilt and the champion boar,
both Chester Whites.
Grand champion in the steer
show was an Angus shown by
Ernst Frey of R 2 Quarryville;
reserve, also an Angus, by Don
ald Herr of Refton. Judging
the livestock show was Roger
Halstead, extension livestock
specialist from the Pennsylva
nia Stats University.
One of the largest parades in
the seven-year history of the
fair wound its way through the
downtown business section Wed
nesday night. The 1956 Harvest
Queen was crowned before one
of the largest crowds in the
Fair’s history. Displays of farm
machinery and livestock are
more extensive than before.
One of the finest and most ex
tensive art displays m the his-
Moving next in line in Lancas
ter County Community Fairs will
be the 32nd Annual West Lam
peter Community Fair, Sept. 26,
27 and 28. Events will be on the
grounds and at the Lampeter
Community Center. Included in
the program will be entertain
ment. judging, horse Gymkhana.
Antique Auto events and many
$2 Per Year
Loss in Storm
In Northwest
County Heavy
Damage will run into thou
sands of dollars in a Monday eve
ning windstorm that raked the
northwestern section ot Lancas
ter County, leaving in its wake
toppled trees, broken power and
telephone lines, damaged build
Crops were slashed by torna
dic winds, ram and hail that
moved through neighborhoods
north of Lancaster, into East
Petersburg, Neffsville, Landis
ville, Mount Joy and Florin.
Winds of 68 m p.h were recorded
at the Lancaster Airport, and
were undoubtedly heavier in the
Mount Joy, it appears suffer
ed heaviest damage. There
many trees were broken, arid
on the outskirts to the north
and west considerable prop
erty damage was noted. At the
home of Mrs. Mary Walker on
the edge of town, weeping.wil
lows and maples were over
turned against the brick home.
Leaves and branches littered
On the J B. Hostetter & Sons
farm tenanted by Donald New
comer on R 2 Mt. Joy, a 70x40
foot shed filled with new-crop
tobacco was demolished. Plate
glass widows were shattered and
outside displays tossed about at
some stores
Damage was extensive in the
Landisville Camp Meeting
Grounds, where a number of
trees were downed, one striking
the corner'of a two-story cot
tage ‘
It would he difficult to
estimate the amount of crop
damage dollar-wise. County
Agricultural Agent Max M.
Smith advises. Damage from
hail will be considerable,
especially in tobacco and
throughout the section pro
ducers are busy harvesting
the crop before wildfire fol
lows bruise damage. One
man reported a three-acre
field of tobacco so badly
shredded it must be disced
Corn was badly shredded and
blown between East Petersburg
and Mount Joy.
Fortunately, the storm area
was restricted in size
Monday’s storm came .in' the
midst of variable weather for
the Garden Spot. On Saturday
afternoon and evening, a .45 inch
ram fell, sprinkles came on the
16th, very lightly on the 17th. A
(Continued on Page Three)
Miss Nancy E. Bower
Joins County Office
Miss Nancy E. Bowers has
joined the Lancaster County Ex
tension Office as assistant -horns
economist. Miss Bower and'Miss
Ruth K. Kimble, county home
economist, are making plans -for
the adult extension homemakers
program for the fall.
First meeting will be Oct. 16
in the Raub Supply Co. at 10 a.
m. Topic of this, the first leader
training meeting, will be “Laun
dry Supplies.”
Communist China is planning
a record $l2 billion budget for
1956. The budget called for
higher state expenditures for
heavy industry and agriculture.
However, it included a cut in
defense spending.