Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, April 22, 1967, Image 1

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    VOL 12 NO. 21
Lanchester Pony Club Gets
Ready For May 6th Show
©n Saturday, May 6 many
Lancaster and Chester County
youngsters with horses or po
nies, will be heading for Quar
ryville for the Junior Horse
The show which will get
under way at 9 am., is being
sponsored by the 43-member
Lanehester Pony Club of smilh
env Lancaster and Chester
counties, and will be held on
the Quarryville Community
All junior horsemen. 18
years of age and under, aie
eligible to compete in this
open show, accoidmg to pony
club district commissioner Mrs
6 W Hasslei 11, of Quany
vrlle area.
The club hopes that revenue
earned through this show
from entry fees and program
advertising will help to fi
nance a permanent cross-coun
try course for training the
Fight To Retain Handler Pool
-fche Sght to retain a hand
ler pool in the Delaware Val
ley milk marketing area has
been lost Dr Paul E Hand,
Inter-State Milk Producers Co
operative economist told some
200- area dairy farmers Thurs
day night
“We’re the last major hand
ler pool in the country, and
although it took them (federal
government) a long time to
Paul E. Hand
Farm Calendar
April 25 7'30 p.m., Food
Club leaders meet at UGI
building, Conestoga St, Lan
April 27 9:30 a.m.. South
east Pa. 4-H Leaders’ Forum
at Reading Motor Inn, Read
1:30 pm, Area FFA Trac
tor Driving Contest at Garden
Spot High School.
11 - 3 p.m., ABC Open
House at Fair Hill Farm,
Chestertown, Md
childien and their mounts, she
‘'We have tried to provide
classes for all levels of riders”
Mrs Hassler notes Classes will
include lead line, for children
under six years of age, two,
walk-trot classes for 10 yeais
and under, and 11-14 years of
age; two classes, maiden horse
manship (those ndeis who
have never won a blue ribbon)
—under 14 years and 14-18,
maiden horses, for horses nev
er having won a blue ribbon
maiden pomes and there will
be five divisions offering cham
pionships small pony, large
pony, junior hunter, horseman
ship 14 years and under, and
horsemanship 14-18 years of
Mrs Hassler notes there will
be two rings working at the
same time to accommodate the
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get us, they finally cut us
“The problem, now is to de
termine what we can salvage
out of this to make it one of
the best paying market pools
in the country.’’ Hand ex
The meeting, held in the
Guernsey Sale Pavilion was
called to give farmers the de
tails on the final decision of
the U S Department of Ag
riculture, changing the Dela
ware Valley milk marketing
area from a handler to a mar
ketwide pool
After leviewing this final
decision, Hand discussed the
advantages and disadvantages
to Philadelphia shippers of a
“yes” or “no” \ote in the ref
erendum now being conducted
The decision was issued Ap
ril 7 v/ith a 30-day period pro
vided for referendum
“How long wall it be before
the N Y order swallows us
up’” one dairyman asked Hand
“Weil, they’re trying right
now ” the economist noted,
“but they’ve got some prob
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Tobacco Tops
Crop Insurance
Crop-hail insurance protec
tion has doubled over the past
15 years, keeping pace with
increasing costs of production
and values of harvests, accord
ing to a report published by
the U.S. Department of Agri
Of all major commodities,
tobacco has the largest pro-
portion of the crop insured
against hail damage, about
one-third. Some one-fourth
of the wheat crop is insured
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Lancaster Farming, Saturday, April 22,1967
UP AND OVER-goeis Pam Hassler, QuarryviUe R 2, and Ifer mount Lady Dee at
the last Regional Pony Clu)b rally. Miss Hassler is a member of the “C” team of the
Lanchester Pony Club.
Rural Life Sunday
Observation April 30
The fifth Sunday after Easter
is often referred to as Rural
Life Sunday or Rogation Sun
day This is a day set apart for
emphasizing the meaning of
Christianity for rural life, notes
associate agricultural agent
Win Memam
On April 30th at 7 00 p m . a
Ruial Life Sunday Service will
be held by the youth of Bethany
United Church of Christ m
Fphrata This will be held at
Old Bethany which is located
just off the Bethany Road lead
ing from Route 222 in Akron
towards Murrell Additional
facts may be secured by con
tacting Mrs. Paul S Schantz,
R D 1, Ephrata
A special service will be held
on April 30th 7:30 p m at the
Stevens Hill Church of the Bre
thren The mam speaker for
this event will be Norman
Rebel editor of the Pennsyl
vania Farmei magazine
Everyone is invited to attend,
especially young folks in 4-H
and FFA activities These Ser
vices are open to the public
and all are welcome, Mernam
Grangers Oppose
Constitutional Conv.
At its spring meeting at the
White Horse Fire Hall last
Saturday, the Lancaster Coun-
ty Pomona Grange #7l went
on record opposing the pro
posed constitutional conven
tion question which wall ap
pear on the ballot during the
May 16 primary election,
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Agricultural Land In River Basin
Must Be Preserved For Future Use
HARRISBURG— River basin lation “in this country and
studies being made in the elsewhere in the world.”
state must include plans foi
preservation of land “highly
suited for agricultural use,”
the Pennsylvania Association
of Soil and Water Conserva-
tion District Directois urged
“Pennsylvania land resourc
es are not inexhaustible,” the
organization pointed out in a
senes of recommendations re
lating to river basin studies
“It is apparent that plans
should be made to preserve
our better agricultural land
for future production. When
ever practical, plans should
call for recreational develop
ments, industrial develop
ment, and housing develop
ments on land of relatively
lon value for agriculture.”
In presenting a committee
report on the recommenda
tions, Raymond D Shaffer, of
Dalmatia, Noi thumberland
County, pointed out that land
will be vitally needed m the
future to produce enough food
for the rapidly growing popu-
Temperatures for the peri
od Saturday through Wednes
day are expected to average
below the normal range of 66
to 44 degrees.
Precipitation may total Vi ■
inch, occurring as showers
Saturday and again about
$2 Per Year
The association’s executive
council, m addition to calling
for plans to preserve agricul
tural lands recommended that
river basin studies must con
Present and future water
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Earl Hess Named
FENB Chairman
Earl L Hess,
pres ident of
Hess Bros.
Farms, Inc.,
Ep h rata was
u n a n imously
n a med chair
man of the
Poultry and
Egg National
Board at the
o r ganization’s
a n n ual mem
bership meet-
Earl L. Hess
mg held last week in Chicago.
Hess, who had previously
been PENB first vice president,
succeeds Dr John Salsbury in
the chairman’s post
Also attending the annual
session in Chicago was K. M.
Souders, manager of Produc
ers Cooperative Exchange,
Coatesville He is a PENB
state director, representing the
Pennsylvania Poultry Associa
tion, and served as a member
of the nominating committee.
It was also reported at the
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