Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, June 25, 1966, Image 4

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    —Lancaster Farming, Saturday, June 25, 1966
From Where We Stand...
Food For WHOSE Freedom?
There’s an old saying that Uncle
Sam should begin heeding pretty soon
“I can handle my enemies; it’s my
friends who have me worried”.
This nation has a long history of
trying -to be friendly with nearly every
country in the world. We’ve fed many of
them, clothed them, protected them
from the local bully, and even wiped
their noses and dried their tears when
natural disaster overtook them. Some
have thanked us by “spitting in our
faces”, figuratively, and too often, liter
ally. And, oh, the things they say when
Uncle’s back is turned! But, these are
our “friends”, so we can overlook their
behavior. Can we? It seems to us that
if we have enough friends like that we
sure don’t need any enemies!
We were glad to see the tone of the
Food-For-Freedom bill which cleared
the House recently. For one thing, it
spelled out that food- under this pro
gram would not be available to any
nation giving aid to aur enemies
North Vietnam and Cuba, specifically.
The bill, now in the Senate, will
get the full, well-known, Administra
tion pressure treatment. Johnson wanls
that section changed. Why? Because
our biggest customer under the pro
gram, India, would be ineligible to par
ticipate if it were not changed
Secretary Freeman, in testifying
before the Senate Agriculture Commit
tee' last week, said the food law should
not provide an absolute bar to shipping
food to nations who are in turn aiding
and abetting our enemies Rather, Free
man suggested, guidelines should be laid
down for the President to make any
final decision regarding questionable
sales. '
While we agree with Freeman that
it would often be difficult to determine
accurately which nations are supplying
materials to our enemies, this law is as
good a place as any to take a stand It s
about time we said to these needy
nations, and any others who fit the shoe,
“Look, boys, you can’t have it both
ways anymore Either you’re with us, or
you’re against us.” -
No doubt this approach is no£-con
sistent with international diplomacy,
but we don't seem to have had much
success with the standard formulas, per
haps it is time we tried the direct,
“take it or leave it” approach At least
it should flush our enemies out into the
open, and help us to know better where
we stand.
We see no reason for changing the
law simply because it might offend a
hungry India. They need our help, and
we want to give it It therefore behooves
them to see that they qualify for the
Weather Forecast
Hate to say it, but the
weatherman calls for the hot
stuff to continue for the next
five days. Temperatiues will
average above the normal
range of 85 to 62 degrees for
the period, but there is a
chance of cooler weather by
Tuesday or Wednesday.
There’ll be no general
drought relief in the next
five days, but widely scatt
ered showers Sunday and
again Wednesday may deliv
er about 1/10 inch of mois
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Now Is The Time . . .
Chnstmas tiee giowers and others who mav have any pine
trees on their piopeity and who want to have them grow into
a desirable pyramid shape, will want to do some tummmg and
shaping during June and eaily July 'Some of the long termin
al leadeis may need to be shortened to get the tiee to grow
moie compactly This woik should be done near the end of
die pine tiee growing period, which is June for this area
To Inspect Lightning Rods cable may not be deep enough
Buildings that are equipped to in moist soil and
with rods should have consid- theiefoie, the rod system will
erable protection providing not have a ground Attention
the lods aie attached at all should be given now if the
points, and providing the system has not been checked
ground rod goes into moist this summer.
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weather this rod or ground °
program, not that we weaken the pro
gram to accommodate their transgres
India and others, while not actually
shooting at us, are helping to make it
possible for our more militant enemies
to do so. And they are 'helping to
prolong a conflict which is devouring
American lives at an ever-increasing
We hope the Senators will have
the courage and the conviction to resist
Administration pressures, and that they
will not weaken that section of the
Food-For-Freedom bill by making the
benefits available to our enemies.
Another Drought Year?
Hope not, but it’s beginning to
shape up that way, isn’t it? Spring rain
fall looked real good, but that’s pretty
well used up by now, and then some.
About midweek, when this was
written, we took a look at conditions
around parts of northern Lancaster
County. Most of the crops we saw look
ed thirsty, but because of widely scatter
ed showers it seemed worse in some
areas than others. Surface soil was dry
and powdery, and you had to kick away
a lot of it some places to find any
dampness It almost seemed as though
the little bit of moisture was trying to
preserve itself by creeping deeper and
deeper into the earth to escape the
wrath of the withering wind and sun
The thirsty roots seemed to be
reaching for the receding moisture, but
not quite making it, leaving the plants
high and very dry Many plants seemed
to be “growing” smaller while they
waited anxiously for ram.
Corn and tobacco seemed the crops
most affected. Most of the tobacco hadn’t
had any ram on it since it was trans
planted, and some curling of corn leaves
was seen Probably one more week with
out ram will be critical for much of the
tobacco, and will be a real setback to
the corn crop.
Although the weather map shows
'no particular rain in sight for our area,' optimistic farmer we talked with
skid, /‘That wind’s been right out of
the east for awhile now; if that- keeps
up sooner or later it’ll bring us some
thing ” Let’s hope he’s right.
We promise to do our part to help
make it rain soon, at least we’ll do all
the things that usually result in ram
going on next week, will
wash the car, leave rain coats at home,
plan to picnic, etc This procedure has
never been known to fail. In fact, just
writing it here is likely to bring enough
lam to wash this editorial right down
the Conestoga by the weekend
By Max Smith, Lancaster County Agent
To Recognize Cow Comfort
Anything to make the milking held moie
comfoitable dating the hot summer months
wdl put milk in the tank and money m the
bank The cows should have free access to
fiesh watei shade and loose salt at all
times, the least effoit lequned to satisfy
then appetite will also lesult m greater pio
duction During the day the herd may go
to pastuie 01 to the diy lot if they have the
above items In some cases it may be bettei
to confine the cows dm mg the day in a well
icntilated bam and turn them out at night
Special attention to their comfoi t will result
m gieater i etui ns
To Shear Pine Trees
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Rur i«rSclieel Lmeae
The Crash
Lesson for June 26, 19.66
Boclfrovnd Scripture II Ktngl 24 through 25, II
Chronicles 36 je enuoH 38 through 39, 52.
Devotional Hooding Jeremiah II 18 through 19 I.
A Jew once wrote a letter to the
question-and-answer column of
the B'nai B’rith-monthly asking;
What was the most important
event in Jewish history? The editor
lephed that it would be hard to
select just one, but in his opinion
the two most im
portant were the
Exodus from E
gypt, and the Ex
ile. By Exile he
meant the scat
tering of the Jew
ish people a
mong all .na
tions, as we see
them today. The
beginning of that
w as the ci ash of a city, Jerusalem,
and the date nas 587 B. C. The
prmy, or part of the army of
Babylon, came into Palestine and
just took o\er the country. The
famous golden city of King Sol
omon u as reduced to rubble. With
the crash of their capital (which
is not wholly under Israel’s con
trol e\ en today) went the crash of
the nation, the royal dynasty, the
hopes and dreams they had cher
isned for centuries. Thousands of
good people asked themselves:
How can this be? This was God’s, we are God’s people.” That
v. as a theological question and
rates a theological _ answer (as
many of our ptdblems doj.
Tv hat the citizen could not
understand w as how or why God
had let them down. He had prom
ised, by various prophets, that
the royal dynasty would endure
foiever: he had said (by Isaiah)
that no weapon formed against
Jerusalem' should prosper. They
had made a covenant long ago
with God. The Lordhaddelivered
them out of many past calamities,
he was strong enough to save
them always no matter what.
They could draw only one of
Pennsylvanian To Write ‘Bible Speaks’
The Rev, Lawrence W. Alt
house, minister of Calvaiy Evan
gelical United Brethren Church,
Mohnton, Pennsylvania, has been
selected to write the newspaper
column, The Bible Speaks, start
ing July, 1966. He succeeds Dr.
Kenneth J. Foreman who has
retired after writing the column
since 1948.
”Ti s Bible Speaks is based
on the International Unitorm
Lesson Outlines, produced by the
Uniform Lesson Committee of the
Di vision of Christian Education,
National Council of Churches,’
according to Mrs. Helen Cantley,
managing director of NATION
FEATURES. "It is foi use of
weekly newspapers and small
dailies, and currently runs in
nearly 300 newspapers Syndica
icn for The Bible is
handled by Community Press Ser
vice, Frankfort, Kentucky. ’
A native of Reading, Pennsyl
vania, Mr. Althouse is a graduate
of Wharton School of Finance
and Commerce, University of
Pennsylvania, with a degree in
economics. He is a graduate of
United Theological Seminary,
Dayton, Ohio, and is working on
his thesis for S. T. M. degree in
religious education, having com
pleted course requirements at
Union x Theological Seminary,
For' Full Market Reports
two conclusions*. Either the Lori
was a god who did not keetvhli
word, or else he was a weak God,
one who meant to do well by hit
people but lacked the Intelligent
or the power (or both) to dc
what he honestly tried to do
Could it even bfe (they wondered]
that their "god” was not god &
all? Perhaps they had been wop
shipping an idol all this tima
The way it really was, wai
this; God is not weak or change
able, not boastful nor forgetful
The crash of the golden city wai
indeed his doing, or done by hit
permission. But it was not a case
of letting his covenant peoplt
down. It was a case of punish*
ment. The army of an invader,
even a cruel invader, may be,
and at that time was, an instru
ment of punishment in the hand
of God. That God does not
change, is quite true, God is a
Savior but also a Judge; and
sometimes (not always, be sure]
his judgements are not handed
down on a distant Judgement
Day. Judgement Day can be
NOW, and a nation may be on
trial and the verdict Guilty. It
was all the piophets could do
to pound this into the peoples’
heads, and most of the people
never did open their eyes to the
inside truth.
"What has all this got to da
with me?’ is a fair question; "I’m
no nation, I m only plain John
(or Mary) Smith. - ’ Well, you are
a part of a nation, Theie is such
a thing as national character,
good oi bad. But national char
acter is just the summing-up and
interaction of private characters.
And what creates character? The
choices the individual makes
every day. Acts of choice become
habits of choice, and man's habits
of choice are his character. If
there were more people like you,
would our country be better or
worse 9 As Dr. Redhead is fond
of saying, are you part of the
problem or part of the answer?
(Bastd an auHmat capsyrtfhfad by tha Division
af Chnsitian Education, National Cauncil af th«
Churchas af Christ in (ha U. S. A. Raltasad by
Community Prass Sarvica J
Rev. Althouse
Mr. Althouse is author of
Youth Guide on Affluence and
and Poverty, printed this spring
(1966) by Friendship Press. For
many years he has written the
lesson quarterly materials for
junior and senior high school
youth, and also for the teachers’
books, for the Evangelical United
Brethren Church.
The International Uniform
Lesson Outlines was the fust
major effort in which Protestant
Sunday school forces of Amenca
united on April 18, 1872. It pro
vided a series of uniform lessons
\yhich could be used in de
partment of the' entire Sunday
school, and in all Protestant Sun
day schools, based on the same
Scripture text.