Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 06, 1967, Image 4

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    4—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, May 6, 1967
From Where We Stand...
Live Cattle Futures Gains
It was stated in a recent issue of
the Journal of Commerce that live cattle
will become the largest futures market in
the U. S. The basis for this reasoning
make r sense to us.
The article quotes Kenneth W.
Lloyd, vice president of Walston & Co.,
Inc., and manager of its Denver, Colora
do office. Lloyd feels that cattle is one of
the largest markets in the country for
futures. He explains that it affords the
feeder a chance to eliminate his price
risk and. by so doing, devote his energies
solely to a better feeding job.
Lloyd characterized cattle as “a free
market fiee of direct government con
trols. so the forces of demand and sup
ply in the market place determine the
price "
He described the Chicago Mercan
tile Exchange's live cattle futures con
tract. now two years old, as “phenomen
ally successful because of the hedging
facilities offered to cattle feeders.” Be
fore this service was available, he added,
cattle feeders often suffered losses of $2O
to $3O per head because of price fluctua
tions during the feeding period, Lloyd
Lloyd concluded his remarks by
warning that futures would not raise
prices in the long run; would not, guaran
tee profits to all feeders; and would not
assure against all losses.
Futures perform one basic func
tion: they provide cattle feeders with
the opportunity to hedge against price
We were glad to see these com
ments, especially ccming from an expert
in the field We believed in February
that futures were going to become in
creasingly important, and included them
in our weekly market reports to our read
* * * *
Cheaper By The Pound
A new, pocket-size folder recently
produced by Poultry and Egg National
Board is designed to show consumers bow
cheap eggs are when compared to other
protein foods
It does this by converting egg price
per dozen to price per pound. For ex
ample, when large eggs sell for 60 cents
a dozen, this is equivalent to 40 cents a
pound, the guide shows. What other high
Some Lancaster County Land In •£°! ry . F ! ri " C6SS „ „
J (Continued from- Page , 1)
New Project 70 Purchase Plans
[The county contest} v ais
, j sponsored by local dairies and
Acquisition of an additional has P t n a Sln dairymen, may be the last stop
2,907 acres of land to be used an ., t 0 . ie ? 6k 3 for the 1967 princess It was
for public hunting has been Uon ’ the ndted that a 54:316 contest rrr)7
appioved by the Pennsylvania i ales 33d i emulations so th t i j this yeai U
Game Commission the gathenng or removing o ± mnced Ma * h .
The purchase of 437 acies P lanted , Clops ’ e man Kauffman, pfe'
in Lancaster, Cumberland, Erie beines), nuts T ‘Z the Pennsylvania Ban ' r
and Yoik Counties at a cost of *J r °“ I tion. that such acc
$120,000 was appioved under 15 n p _ ‘ ydar appeared doub'
funds a\ailable thiough Pioj- . .. %A/ ever, it is thought by many
eet 70 • AlrOlra Weevil that it will be- resmrmd next
Numerous tiacts totaling 2,- (Continued from Page 1) yqar after certain ■ims'i.a
-470 acres will be purchased in Since air temperatures have tive problems have re-
Bedfoid Dauphin, Erie Frank- a lot to do with weevil activ- solved by the st-ie rcntest
Im, Huntingdon, Indiana, Per- ity, regular check of alfalfa spjonsois.
iy and Schuylkill Counties To- fields is necessary to note the i
tal cost of these land purchas- weevil population and amount 0 Meats Jlldqivq
es is $66 725 Money for these of feeding taking place ; (Continued from pUe I) '
acquisitions will come fiom “We normally expect the j
the Game Fund heaviest weevil feeding to oc- was Levi Henly '
The Commission, meeting in cur from the spring-laid eggs High School. One < '
Harnsburg recently, adopted hatching in early May,” Lueck mates, Barry Mir - - -
icsolutions of condemnation explained, adding that, “Weevu foiirth with 390.9 r - r ~
for ceitain tracts already un- feeding, from fall-laid eggs, has place went to a L
der contract to clear up title started earlier than usual this cojuntian,- Robert c
detects Fuither resolutions of spring.” Li|an. He scored 1
condemnation were adopted for He notes that fields sloping [The top four : ,
other tracts under the Pioject to the south, or those near coptest will corot' i-Pem
70 piogram wheie negotiations woods, alieady have heavy State Umversity
foi land pui chase options have feeding in some areas of the Week on the la i
failed county, with the alfalfa less of, 1 June.
The leeiuitment of a class of than six inches high. Judge for the
25 Game Piotector Tiainees “Spiay protection will be Carl Dalton, K ;
was appioved for enrollment needed m such cases,” Lueck manager.
in the Commission’s Training said, but cautioned that if
School in March, 1968 Guthion is used, it may be ap- Wear a scowl
The lemoval of planted a ops plied only once on any one kies; wear a si
iiom game management aieas cutting. friends.
quality protein food can a housewife buy
for 40 cents a pound? Well, all right,
dairymen, but after you've listed milk,
anyone will be hard pressed to name an
We 'think this is a good approach to
educating the consumer on the economy
of including more eggs in her regular
purchases. In fact, we have thought this
for approximately the past 15 years, but
never seemed to get much encourage
ment when we discussed the idea with
egg marketmen.
Aside from milk, most protein items
are sold at retail by weight. Wethink this
could be an important action PENS has
taken to make eggs a competitive food
* *
A House Of Cards
Whew it domes to handling the
family budget, most of us have a rather
difficult time determining just where all
the dollars go how much was spent for
what, and was it really necessary. Ima
gine what the average member of Con
gress faces in trying to unravel even a
tiny portion of the present day federal
budget, covering literally thousands of
government activities, most of which are
totally beyond the range of personal ex
perience or knowledge.
The plain ,faot is that the federal
budget is running Congress and-not the
other way aroiind. To avoid further de
ficits or increasingly burdensome tax
rates or both, there is evrfry need now to
chop expenditures. The Wall Street
Journal observes, “What is really ridicu
lous is the implication that there is no fat
at all in the gigantic budget presented by
President Johnson for the year beginning
July 1. Even the Administration con
cedes, for example, that a good deal of
the money spent on the antipoverty pro
gram has been merely wasted.” '
Instead of jseriously considering' the
elimination of unnecessary, wasteful or
outdated governmental activities in the
interest of econlomy, an increase in taxes
has been recomjmended. It is not surpris
ing that the federal budget has finally
become an unmanageable monster. The
taxpayers will get no relief until they de
mand machinery be established to control
political spending before our carelessly
constructed fiscal house of cards comes
down around our ears. * •
* *
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To Be Shaken Again
Lesson for May 7, 1967
ftocbf rouml Srtplur*' Aeli 4 23 through 5 11
D*v«H#n«l itoiol 43 ) 13
Peter and John knew that the
leaders of Jerusalem meant busi
ness. No more preaching and
teaching in the name of Jesus of
They had no objection to this
little band of people meeting in
one another’s
homes and going
together as a
group to thetem
ple at the hours
of prayer. Xor
did they particu
larly care if these
people wanted to
continue to ven
erate the mem-
Rev. Althouse Q ry of their
departed leader, so long as they
kept it to themselves. They did
not have to get out of town, but
let there be no more public wit
nessing in his name, nor works
of healing attributed to him.
Beyond Respectability
It is much the same today. No
one seems to mind if we '"attend
the church of our choice. 1 ’ In fact,
respectability seems to demand
it. There is a difference, however,
between attending a church and
witnessing to a faith. It is one
thing to study the Bible, but some
thing else to apply it to life in
your own community. Religion,
it seems, is for quieting people
down, not stirring them up. Wor
ship this Jesus all you please,
but don’t try to mix him and his
teachings with business, politics,
race, community affairs, inter
national relations, or anything
else that really matters in this
Peter and John made the mis
take of translating their private
faith into public profession and.
like their Master, incurred the
wrath of the Jerusalem "establish
ment.’ What should they do now?
There were several alternatives
that lay open to them:
They could leave town and
continue preaching and teaching
-some where else. This would al
low them to continue to witness,
but without the danger of arrest
and punishment.
Is The Time ...
By Max Smith, Lancaster County Agent
To Follow The Label
Many crops will be sprayed with all types
icides and herbicides in the next several
ns We cannot over-emphasize theimpor
<■ of following the instructions of the label
* t’"e use of all kinds of agricultural chemi
inis The amount and the time of application
is very important and should be followed; ex
cess amounts may injure the present crop, and
also the ciop, to follow this fall or next year.
Be extiemely careful.
To Recognize Poison Control Center
A m.mber of poison control centers have
■ ' n otuiblished throughout Pennsylvania.
» foi Lancaster County is Dr. D. B.
Com sin, St Joseph’s Hospital, 250 College
Lancaster (Phone; 397-
A wi'
?<■•! sons or animals that blossom stage. More maturity
> b*eh exposed to poisons, than mentioned here usually
1 '"'-i ■ !'finally or externally, means a. decrease in feed value,
i* ay r intact this center for in-
t. 'd.ons
To Recognize Proper Maturity
/ age crops will be
iii the coming
months One of the most im
poi lant practices is to cut the
ci op at the right stage of ma
■ i' ioi maximum feed value.
’miild be harvest
o boot stage (right
i niter grains in
i ( ’ >wenng) stage;
cs are best in
’ho heading stage, and most
i vines in the bud to early
They could stop work for t
while until "things cooled off.*
Later, when conditions became
more favorable, they could begin
again, better to ben"llvccownrd”
than a "dead hero.”
They could "tone down” their
message so that it would not be
offensive to the authorities. If they
were clever, they could avoid the
name of Jesus and most people
would still know what they were
talking about.
They could go back to their
fishing nets and forget the whole
thing. They had done their port,
hadn’t they?
They Had Friends
Peter and John, however, did
none of these things. Instead,
"When they were released they
went to their friends and reported
what the chief priests and the
elders and said to them ” These
two men had no important con
tacts, no access to influential peo
ple in high places, but they had
a small group of friends in Christ
with whom they could share this
problem. They were people who
had nothing to give but prayer,
"And w’hen they heard it, they
lifted their voices together to God”
and prayed. That was all, but it
was enough.
What would you have prayed
for? Escape? Concealment? Des
truction of your enemies? Any of
these would seem reasonable un
der the circumstances. But Peter
and John were more than "rea
sonable.” They were obedient to
their mission. So. instead of
asking for deliverance, they
asked only that they be given
the power "to speak thy word
with all boldness.” Though a
miracle had already gotten them
into difficulty, let the "Signs, and
wonders” continue.
Power For Mission
'"And when they had prayed,
the place in which they were
gathered together was shaken;
and they were all filled with the
Holy Spirit and spoke the word
of God with boldness.” (Act*
4:31 RSV)
Because they would not aban
don their Pentecostal mission,
they were blessed once again with
Pentecostal power. So it will bo
with, us when witness is. difficult
or dangerous. Let us ask for
power, not to escape, but to wit
ness boldly. If we do, the church
will be shaken again.
' (lased an outlines copyrighted by the Division
of Christian Education, National Cauncil af the
Churches af Christ in the U. S, A. Released by
Community Press Service)
Attend the Church
of your Choice Sunday
&ancaster Comity’s Own Faßn
PO Box 266 - Lititz, Pa. 17649
Office: 22 B. Main St,
Lititz, Pa 17543
Lancaster 394-3047 or
Lititz 626-2191
Don Timmons, Bditor
Robert G.' Campbell, Advertising
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