Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, March 30, 1968, Image 1

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    VOL. J 3 NO. 18
Douglas Royer Is
Wildlife Winner
Doug]?. 1 Royer, Millersville
Ri, won first prize in the Lan
caster Crunty 4-H Wildlife Club's
Annual Roundup, held at the
Farm & Home Center, Wednes
day evening. The 15-year-old
had a fishing reel project.
Other winners were: 2, Mel
\in Kauffman, Millersville Rl,
a tackle box; 3, Robert Delp,
Lititz R 3. a container and min
now bucket: and 4, Jeffrey
Kauffman. Millersville Rl, a
plastic container.
Prizes were donated by the
Woodstream Corp, Lititz The
judge was George Lewis, Con
estoga Eank.
Olmsted Is
New Ag Office
Olmsted State Airport, Build
ing 145, Middletown, will be the
new location of the Pennsylva
nia Department of Agriculture’s
District VI office.
The district office, formerly
located in the Agriculture Build
ing. 2301- North Cameron St.,
Harrisburg, services Adams,
Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin,
Lancaster. Lebanon, Perry and
York counties
The switch in locations be
comes effective April 1
Co. Dairy Management
Meeting Set, April 4
The Lancaster County Exten
sion Association is conducting a
Dairj Management Meeting,
April 4 at 7:30 p m in the Farm
& Home Center, 1383 Arcadia
Road, Lancaster, according to
Victor Plastow, Associate Coun
ty Agent."
The meeting will feature la
bor efficiency by Dr Samuel
Dum, Farm Management Spe
cialist at Penn State
Farm Calendar
Monday. April 1
1-4, Garden Spot FFA Com
munity Clean-up Week.
7:00 pm l —Soil & Water Con
servation Dist. meet, Plan
ning Commission Office
B.oo—Southern Soil & Water 4-H
Club meet.
Tuesday. April 2
7 30 p m.—Garden Spot Adult
Farmer meeting. School Vo-
Ag room.
7 30 pm —Southern Holstein 4-
H Club meeting, Solanco High
Wednesday, April 3
8 - 00 am —Lancaster Co Hol
stein Tour to York County,
leaving Conestoga Transporta
tion Company
4.30 pm —Vo-Ag Teachers
Meet. Solanco High School
8-00 pm—Red Rose 4-H Baby
Beef & Lamb Club meeting,
Farm & Home Center.
Thursday, April 4
7:30 pm.—Dairy Management
Meeting, Farm & Home Cen
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DOUGLAS ROYER, Millersville Rl, accepts the Ist
place winners ribbon from Victor Plastow, Associate County
Agent, at the Lancaster County 4-H Wildlife Club Roundup,
held Wednesday evening at the Farm and Home Center.
Farm-Women Are Disappointed
The Second Time By Baroness
For the second time in recent
months Lancaster County Farm
Women were disappointed by
Baroness Maria Von Trapp,
when she failed to appear in
the County at a scheduled per
formance at the Centerville
Junior High School, last Satur
day night. The earlier program
had been set for November 4.
When Lancaster Farming
contacted Mrs Paul Witman,
hostess for the event, she said
she thought it really was bad
weather that kept the Baroness
from coming this time. “But
will not schedule her again,
though I would go to hear her
if she came into the area. She
is a lovely woman,” she said.
The first scheduled appear
ance was canceled when the
Baroness went to Europe.
“You can understand it the
first time,” Mrs. Witman said
“We were lucky only 138 people
showed up for the program 1,-
100 local fans had tickets which
were being refunded.
Several carloads of people
from Lebanon and Chester
Counties arrived at the High
School Saturday evening only to
be informed by Mrs Scott Niss
ley, president of Lancaster
County Farm Women, that the
appearance had been canceled.
An answer to the perplexing
question of why the Baroness
was unable to notify her hos
tess, Mrs. Paul Witman, Mount
Joy, past county president of
Farm Women and chairman of
the event, until mid-afternoon
was a puzzle
The first inkling of the can
cellation came when her hus
band, Paul Witman, was paged
at Olmsted State Airport just
after the flight was scheduled
to arrive
The phone call from the
Baroness’ agency in New York
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, March 30.1968
simply stated, “Weather is bad
in Stowe . . Air taxi not avail-
able, therefore we regret that
the engagement of the Baroness
Maria Von Trapp is canceled ”
This mltiated a chain relay of
telephone calls to 28 local So-
cieties, to newspapers, to radio
and television stations.
By 4 p.m Saturday those in
key positions were notified and
passed the information to their
ticket holders who were inform-
ed to request a refund by send-
ing the tickets with a stamped
self-addressed envelope to Mrs.
John Frantz, Christiana Rl.
Mrs Nissley expressed her
disappointment not only from
a cultural view point, but in
the loss of funds to the County
Project, The Farm and Home
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TEAM from Penn Manor that won first
place at the FFA County Contest, Tuesday
night. They are (left to right) seated, Abe
Fisher, Dick Rohrer and John Martin.
Farm & Home Membership
Approves Mortgage Loan
With 27 of the approximately
250 members present at the
Farm & Home Foundation Mem
bership Loan Meeting in the
Farm & Home Center, Tuesday
evening, unanimous approval
was given for the increase in
the mortgage limit of the Cen
ter’s building project. The vote
was taken by a standing count
According to an official of the
Foundation, the meeting had to
be called to obtain the mortgage
the directors approved at their
previous meeting, because Penn
sylvania law requires non-profit
organizations to have the vote
of full membership to obtain
loans. The Foundation by-laws
say quorum is m effect when 21
persons are present
Local NFU
Hears Wilcox
L. F. Photo
“We have asked for this 28
cents this y«?ar and, we got it,”
Hank Wilcox, director of organ
ization for the National Farm
ers Union, told the annual meet-
of the La P C ,j oS , t ,f r . L0 j 3 ,
NF J{ meeting, held Wednesday
aight at Jr e Rhoads Spanish
a '? rn m Referring
to the f econ | boost ia pr f lO , O
, f*
*. as . „ over due ’ but 11 s a
m | bo , p . rn „ . a
„ the „ P n]y ' plan P hlch protecls
the f armer “a Base Excess
pj aa does nothing to curb pro
auction,” he stated
Wilcox compared the 77 per
cent C i ass i utilization in Dela
ware Valley Order last year to
this year’s 72 percent and said
the Base Excess plan works
that way. “You see more and
more of your base going into
Class 2 A farmer should have
the historic right to his share of
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A letter addressed to Phares
S. Risser, Association Treasur
er, from the Conestoga National
Bank was read prior to the vote.
The letter said m part, “We are
pleased to inform you that our
Board of Directors approved the
Farm & Home Foundation mort
gage loan application for $235,-
000 with interest at six percent ”
In previous meetings, the Farm
& Home Board had made it
clear they would not use any
part of the available loan money
not needed
Risser reported $410,000 al
ready paid and $224,000 will be
needed to pay accounts as they
become due
After the short membership
meeting, those who wished to
attend the Lancaster County
Farmers Association Meeting in
progress next door in the Cen
ter’s auditorium were dismiss
ed The Farm & Home directors
then moved to the regular board
meeting room to conduct their
monthly meeting It was at this
meeting that the interchange
concerning an alleged damaging
article in a daily newspaper
took place
Penn Manor FFA
Speaker & Team
Wins Contest
The FFA parliamentary pro
cedure team from Penn Manor
High School won first place at
the county contest held Tuesday
night at Lampeter - Strasburg
High School.
The Solanco Chapter was sec
ond, followed by Grassland and
Warwick Chapters Manor and
Solanco will represent the coun
ty in area competition April 18
at Ephrata High School.
First in public speaking was
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Standing, Paul Bahner, advisor, Dave
Hoover, Carl Erb, Don Breneman, Dave
Kilheffer, Larry Harnish, and Richard
Hackenberger, advisor. L. F. Photo
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