Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, July 02, 1966, Image 4

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    4—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, July 2, 1966
From Where We Stand,..
Could A Pond Help Your
forming Operation?
A farm pond has many uses, al
though not all of them can be applied
to the same pond at the same time.
A recent survey of 200 pond own
ers in New York State showed that
fishing, swimming, fire protection, and
waterfowl production are leading uses,
although livestock watering was fre
quently the initial reason for construct
ing a pond.
Of the 400 to 500 ponds on Lan
caster County farms, Soil Conservation
Service supplied technical assistance on
about 200. How many of these were
built with cost-share money under the
Agricultural Conservation Program we
don’t know. The county ASCS office
explained that such money is available
for farm pond construction for irri
gation, livestock watering, and fish pro
duction, adding that a request for an
Irrigation pond requires a definite dem
onstration of need if assistance is to be
In ponds.approved for those three
uses. ASCS will pay 50 percent of the
costs, with maximum payments of $5OO
on irrigation ponds; $3OO for livestock
watering, provided no other source of
water is available on pasture; and $lOO
for fish pond construction. Before any
payment can be made under this cost
share program, however, pond construc
tion must be certified as satisfactory
by SCS.
Although one of the prime benefits
of a farm -pond is for fire protection,
ASCS has no cost-share plan which in
cludes that use. However, any reason
able-sized pond, regardless of its pri
mary function, can furnish water a .for
fire fighting. In many of our rural
areas in the county your farm pond may
provide the only water at hand when a
• Vo-Ag Boys
(Continued from Page 1) go id and Earl Hertzog, 20,
Wenger, James Huber, and silver, Dairy Products: Earl
Edward Krexder ' Stauffer, 8, silver, Raymond
County judging winners Burkholder, 14, bionze, Les
were - ter Weaver, 7, silver, Poultry:
-MANHEIM CHAPTER Linford Weaver, 1, gold; Farm
Land Judging: Delbert Kautz, Mechanics: David Merkey, 11,
9, gold. Meats Judging: Robert 51 vei
Ulrich, 13, bronze, Salesman
ship: Russell Adamire, 7, sil
Livestock: Larry High, 33,
H M , Meats Judging: Freeman
MANOR CHAPTER Stoltzfus, 17 HM Land Judg-
Dairy: Richard Thomas, 1, J"®; Le °? aid Go ° d ’ 7 ' go \ d '
gold; Livestock: Kenneth Roh- » airy: Eugene Brendle 22,
rer, 7, gold and John Hess, 15. onze > Salesmanship: James
silver, Poultry: Gary Mai tin, Musse , r ’ 9. silver Land Judg
'l3, silver, Dave Erb, 12, sil- ,ng: Amos Reiff ’ 4 ’ gold
ver, Marlin Groff, 19, silver PEQUEA VALLEY CHAPTER
and Lester Wagner, 24, Dairy; Jacob Stoltzfus, 13,
bronze, Ornamental Horticul- silver, Livestock: Edwin Roh
ture: Bruce Frey, 4, silver ier , 35, HM, Farm Mechanics:
SOLANCO CHAPTER Richard Bomberger, 33, HM.
Forestry: Roger Wintier, 15,
silver, Farm Mechanics: Lee
Kinsey, 19, silver, Land Judg
ing: Glen Redcay, 13, silver,
Robert Haddan, 5, gold, Clay
ton Harrington, 1, gold and
Fred Kreider, 23, bronze
Chapter Procedure Team: 1,
GARDEN SPOT CHAPTER The Lancaste r-York area
Hairy: Larry Breneman, 10, softball team won the State
gold, Farm Mechanics: Thom- Championship during FFA Ac
as Houser, 10, gold tivities Week.
J.AKCASTER farming Temperatures for the five
tanca,ter own rarm day period Saturday through
PO Box iob - Lint/, Pa ir,43 Wednesday will a.verager
Of 1 ices 22 Main st above the normal range of
Biut/, Pa 1 1 >42 mid 80’s to low 90’s and
Phone, Lancastei ri4-,Ult7 or , , ..” „ 5 ’ an
Litit/. 1,20-2101 , , dai, y low s mitlrtr low'-BO’s
r>on Timmons, llditoi , to low 70’s. >
1 ' Pot,ei t o c.vmphcU, Aci\ et us,iris It will be warm through-
Dnectoi ou t the period, 'moderating
tSubfeCi iption puce >2 pei seat in s li<rhtlv during th. c-,.
Lancastei Counts, >1 elsew h,ei c ° / Clunng i the first part
Estftblish«d \o\ ernbo 4,1 m" of next week. Precipitation
Published e\civ Satuiday b\ mav total 1/10 i nn i, i.,
Lancaster Fannin, Litit/, Pa W>Wl 1/10 UK*, mainly
Second (Jass Postage paid at as showers, widely scattered,
Lititz Pa i ,•>!'! through eaily part-of next
i, « week.
fire breaks out. It would seem that this
reassurance should be worth a great
deal to a farm family.
★ ★ ★ ★
Fourth Of July
The traditional Fourth of July our
fathers and their fathers knew has
largely gone from the land. Fireworks,
save for organized, licensed displays,
have been widely outlawed on grounds
of safety. With them have gone the
orations, once commonly held in town
souares and fairgrounds in which lead
ers in government and enterprises paid
their tributes to those who founded the
nation, and who gave us the powers of
mind and spirit which made possible
the maintenance of our freedoms and
the creation of material abundance.
These orators, needless to say, were
often naive and flamboyant. But still,
there are a profound merit in what they
said and meant no matter how inept the
choice of words might have been. They
did paint a picture of the American
ideal, the American philosophy, the
American tradition. And even those
who stayed but briefly to hear them
felt stirrings of pride in our heritage.
All this is gone or generally so.
The Fourth has become just one more
holiday, just one more reason for folks
to take to the road. And something
vital, something that was at the heart
of things, has gone out of American life.
It needs to be restored if we are
to save this nation from lethargy and
cynicism within, as well as from our
enemies without. And it can be ... if
on this and every Fourth, we give a
quiet moment to reflecting on the values
our forebears bought for us with blood
and treasure. We must determine to
do all we can to defend those values
and pass them on, untarnished, to our
children and our children’s children.
Livestock: Tom Zartman, 8,
Dairy: Paul Brubaker, 15,
silver, Land Judging: Ronald
Kline, 20, silver, Dairy Prod
ucts: Howett Seiverlmg, 5,
Salesmanship: John Kurtz, 5,
Weather Forecast
Electricity important
To Modern Agriculture
Electricity is potentially a
major source of energy for ag
riculture, according to E W.'
Walpole, extension agricultur
al engineer at the University
of Delaware
Nationally, irrigation repre
sents the largest single use
made of electrical powei in
agriculture today. However, an
inci easing number of faimers
are taking advantage of elec
tncal energy to replace the
dwindling labor supply In par
ticular, material handling is
being electrified on faims with
such equipment as silo unload
ers, gutter cleaners, feed
grinders and electrical auto
matic feeders
Heating equipment is anoth
er expanding use of electricity
on the farm Heating units,
including everything from wa
ter bowl heaters to complete
home heating systems, are fre
quently in use on American
farms today The ease of con- SMITH
trol, the cleanliness and the To Acclimate Dairy Heifers fends are urged to resatrct the
low installation cost are the First-calf heifers that are to proper stage of growth before
mam advantages of farm elec- be ad ded to the milking herd grazing or harvesting With
tncal heating systems, he s h o uld fee given some training sudan grass delay usihi until
sald „ , prior to freshening; we sug- the .growth is 16 to la’ inches
T Jht re advantages gest that they be hand i e d high, in the case of the sudan
toJl6 u ® e of ele ctncally pow- alongv wl th the milking herd sorghum hybrids the growth
ered equipment, Walpole a bout one month before they should be 30 inched hi°h
LT.O stoT a „Tr e ."sn‘y lre J shen A «” - b f” The “ *•*“ -of grot* ™
adapted to automatic controls gett T- g acc “ stom i ed to the necessary to avoid the danger
adapted io automatic controls. da ily routine will make it pos- of prussic acid noisoHno in
A Wide range Of sizes allows _ lhl p for th „ heifer tn he mere Hao : ~ P° lsorin S ni
maximum efficiency as does * 1 * f neiiei to be more the 'plant cells; younser and
mcuimuiii emuency as aoes at ease at freshening time and more tender omwth nf --nth
the interchangeability of units to vield „ reater nf naer eiowth ot -joth of
The costs of electricity are o t amounts of these crops have been found
competitive with other forms - 'to be higher m pruss.c acid
of production energy, and To Recognize Proper Growth cont ® n ‘ ; Second growth (after
maintenance costs afre also " Groweis of Sudan ■ trass' nr ”Jf th |™ wth ) should also be
low Thera .. no air polh.-' any of the VndTnSor f hum h”; 1o Teaoh these ha.ghts
tion and the noise before using
level is low. 5 '
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Lesson for July 3,1966
■■■ .1 your people' to obey."
. , .. . r , No, What 'God did fay waa,
fcelifr#unJScriplur# E*cdci 20 I 2 !• «r t j .uL«.
5 c*t~co 24 19 24, Hot#* 11 14 John U I 15, . * * m „ J OUT God, W«IC>
Heir«*s \ \ a * brought you out of Egypt, out ml
Dmf.« n «ißiWinfl ismohsiti 6«. 12 f3a. the house of bondage/Therefore:
" Became il’a the law t You ,h * H h * Ve no other B® d “
« ‘rh* Bible s.v.Vo “• (.before me." Before God ever came
hit "Thou thnlt’s” and
n.it2 »' ’■ ’ But 0C y ex '"Thou shall net’s," he first acted
pec !, ** ‘, , on Israel’s behalf, freeing them
„ flr^ ,on * tl e ! e ’. f we are told, from the slavery of the Pharaoh,
carry much weight any more. o n i y w h en he had first done that
There is a rising tide of human did 7 he fma n y aav: -Therefore.
emand ’°. r , t “ e this is what I require of you . .
on Therefore, " Thou shall” rc
a iK l< ? r * is the real basis for
\q the installs- j aws> rules, and commandments.
•n of a new There are certain expectations
1 ?:„ , , that govern the relationship be
\\hat will be parent and child, between
ie basis of *“18 husband and wife .between citizen
lew m , o . ral ;‘ y ;and community, between Creator
-•esumably: that and creature.
- which is " natu-
Rev, Althousc ral.” The as- THERE IS PURPOSE
be ’ /,? U ’ S How does this change our
natural, it s got to be good. perspective in regard to moral
T hl .f w as J h f. reasoning of a f aw? F lt means God i 5 notan
“““ recently wrote a letter- overbeari tyrant who enjoys
to-the-editor of The New York making - toe the ma W>
Times. He proposed an end to all His cO B are not the
barriers, both legal and moral, resu it Q [ a "divine irritability”
prohibiting pre-marital sexual re- that just doesn’t "like” or "fol
iations. It is unnatural to ask erate i certain thlngs . Behind his
our youth to wait,” hesaid."What requests there ls e not personal
two people do together in their w £ im or ri but £ urpose .
else”s P affai a r C ” n ° Though we »ot always
a a ,, lr ‘ , . ... understand that purpose, we will
P r °P° sal that respond to him asthe Father who
created us, as the gracious Savior
ficial who S^se'oovTer we* re
forming drugs be sold; openly to TT ,^ rT ,hprinJ > what tip has |J>»nisLnrt
narcotic addicts, thus ending the what he has don^hnd
Illegal traffic- in*drugs and "elim- ar *d anticipa mg wnat he
inaling the immo'ral element.” The do, we espond, not out of
basis: "If they want to Use drugs, du H but in, loving
that’s their business.” f nd grateful obedience. HiS right
_ to command us with the divine
CART BEFORE HORSE "therefore” is founded upon who
4 Apart from these radical pro- * s: our Father,
tests against the "old” morality, , ’f?" 1 * n 7? ,n “ , wv';» hl * l >•» *•
iL a «/, _ i #r Chn»iti«n Education, National Council
there_ are, also churth.i .t chmi m th. u. s. a. by
it considerably less vigp-r ous communityPr*»s«rvic«}
protests in our own home's, our
own neighborhoods, our own
,coprmHnities> Qne cannot help but ATTEND THE CHURCH
conclude that the protests against np VOTTT? rHOtrif
the old rules are in reality a pro- JIUUK L-rIUICE
test against all rules. SUNDAY
Now Is The Time . ..
By Max Smith, Lancaster County Agent
For Full Market Reports
This Ii hardly a n«w state of
affairs In human hiitory. It Is,
the same dilemma that has faced
man down through the centuries.
For one thing, we tend to put
the cart before the hone. We per
sist In thinking of law as the
master, when in reality it Is
meant to be the servant.
God did not come to Moses,
tapping him on the shoulder and
"Hello there; my name is God
and I have here a list of lea
rules that I want you and
To Prepare For August Seeding
Alfalfa growers who are plann.r.g ‘ an
early August seeding should be gettiiHi tjien*
ground ready at least a month ahead e" time.
For seeding during hot weather it is very
important to have a firm, fine seedbed,
rather than one recently plowed and i open,
loose condition A complete soil test will
reveal the amount of lime and f*r tihzer
needed and these elements should be rorked
into the ground ahead of seeding A well
prepared seedbed is very important, tre hand
seeding method is strongly recommended
for best results '