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VOL. 13 NO. 25 Milk Promotion Discussed By Group Of Interested Persons Almost everyone participated in the discussion at the meeting of the group interested in milk promotion in Lancaster County, held Thursday night at the Manheim Twp. Branch of the Conestoga Bank. And many ideas were expressed. The leaders of the group had met several weeks ago to dis cuss the possibility of a county wide milk promotion parade, but Thursday night it was decid ed to move in the direction of creating floats to participate in the existing Fall Fair parades A committee was formed for this purpose. Other suggestions coming from the meeting were: A radio pro gram; Dairy division in the pa lade; Leaflets in letters when paying bills; TV program, Write to farm editor; Advertisements 111 newspapers; Letters to friends in city; Dairy bars at farm fairs; Advertisements on bulk tank trucks, Dairy princess pageant and a Slogan contest. Several farmers were appoint ed to go oma- local- radio station™] to use the time made available ] and an attempt is to he made to encourage milk promotion on the tank trucks. The group also ' decided to expand more effort toward the Dairy Princess Pageant. Throughout the evening gen- ■ eral concern was expressed at the publicity filled milk is gett ing and a general desire that j Rural Life Sunday The fifth Sunday after Easter } is often referred to as Rural Life < Sunday or Rogation Sunday This J is a day set apart for emphasiz ing the meaning of Christianity £ foi rural life c On May 19 at 10 30 a.m , Rural Life Sunday Services will be held in the Bergstrasse Lutheran Church, located just off Route #322 between Hinkletown and Ephrata. The Rev Lester Rudi sill will conduct the service with members of Lancaster 4-H Coun ty Council assisting Everyone is invited to attend, especially young people in 4-H activities. These services are open to the public and all are elcome. Farm Calendar Sunday, May 19 -19-26 Soil Stewardship Week Monday, May 20 I'oo p m-Intermediate Clothing Construction Workshop, Farm & Home Center 8 00 p m - Manheim Young Farmers meet, (Insurance and You) School Vo-Ag room 8 00 p m -4-H Horse and Pony Club leaders meet, Farm & Home Center. Tuesday, May 21 7 30 p m -Lincoln 4-H Commun itj Club meet, Mt. Aire Fire Hall. ® 00 p m -Farm & Home Foun (Continued on Page 11) proper means be used to get milk in the same favorable limelight. The milk parade itself was tabled at least for the present largely because of fear that lack of organization and partici pation might give the impres sion of a demonstration. Pequea Valley Boys Top State Dairy Judging The Pequea Valley High School FFA Dairy Judging Team took State honors by winning first place in the 43rd Annual Dairy Exposition con test held recently at Penn State. The team consisting of Wavne Yost, Wendel Ranck, Steve Her shey and Arthur Bomberger, was honored last Saturday night at a banquet in the Spring Mills Fire Hall in Spring Mills, for their achievement Yost, son of Mr. and Mrs John "RTTost, Narvcforwas the" high individual in the state and high (Continued on Page 13) Urner-Barry Listing Revised A change m the method of auoting egg prices was instituted last week by Urner-Barry Pub lications The new setup separates two classes of eggs and also takes into account changes in trading specifications on the New York Mercantile Exchange The change was recommend ed by the exchange’s egg advis ory committee after it had met "ith producer elements, particu larly fiom the South, who want (Commued on Page 21 TWO ACRES OF TOBACCO PLANTS, are grown on the John E. Stoltzfus Farm, located one-half mile North of Intercourse. Stoltzfus has 80 beds with a total of 1500 Lancaster Farming, Saturday, May 18,1968 Dr. Russell Larson Farm And Home Open House Set For June 9 Dr Russell E. Larson, dean of Penn State University, will be the featured speaker for the Open House planned at the new Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road on Sunday, June 9. According to Snavely Garber, Foundation President, the open house will last from 1 00 to 4 00 p m and the dean will speak at 2 00 p m All interested persons are invited to attend. Filled Milk Heoring Reconvenes In Memphis The U S Department of Agri culture will reconvene a national public hearing May 21 in Mem phis, Tenn, on amending all Federal milk marketing orders with respect to filled or imita tion milk USDA’s Consumer and Mar keting Service officials said the considerations will be the same (Continued on Page 11) Rain Holds County Farmer Team From Getting The First Tobacco Plants In The Ground This Week Spreading hog bristles by hand over two acres of tobacco beds is not easy but it helps hold the moisture needed to sprout the tmy seeds So. that is what John E Stoltzfus, Gordonville Rl and his family does. And because of his extra me ticulous care of the plants he had fine, healthy-looking, 7-inch tall plants by Tuesday, May 14. He planned to team up with Joseph Shirk, East Earl Rl, on Thurs day, to get the Lancaster Coun tv Tobacco planting season un der-way this week But the rams Thursday set the starting date back to today or the beginning ot next week, whenever the g' ound is fit. Stoltzfus, a 30-year grower of tobacco plants to sell, has his own methods of producing plants He says to get good early plants you must get the beds sowed early and keep them healthy. One idea he thinks is import ant and is over-looked by many plant growers, is to water the beds good and keep them moist until they are sprouted Then he recommends letting them dry cut to force the plant roots to go down deeper and form a more extensive root system “And when you do water the beds,” he says, “water them right If you don’t soak the beds the roots stay near the surface ” John gets a lot of experience each year raising tobacco plants Located one j half mile North of Intercourse, he has 80 beds for a total of 1500 steam pans At tobacco bed steaming time he keeps himself busy with his own ng He does no custom work but he has many requests Stoltzfus sows his beds under muslin and uses no glass or plas steam pans. The first plants were to be pulled Thursday but rain postponed the start until today or the beginning of next week whenever the ground is fit. L. F. Photo $2.00 Per Year tic. He has 200 customers who buj plants One of these customers i« Shirk, a buyer of Stoltzfus' first plants for five or six years. Why does he buy plants rather than raise them himself? "I get healthy plants because Stoltzfus takes good care of his plants and uses the more costly chemi cals to keep them free of disease and growing,” he said Also I can buy them ready pulled and can get enough to plant my five acres all within a week “I like to plant early and aM before Memorial day.” Shirk continued “By doing this I can get help to cut it before every body else is cutting It also has a better chance to cure in the shed ” (Continued on Page 16) Dairy Edition Coming June 1 The June 1 edition of Lan caster Farming will again be the Annual Special Dairy Is sue dedicated to the promo tion of the dairy industry in Lancaster County. Special dairy stories, advertising, edi torials and reports will be part of the foremat. Of special interest will be the inclusion of reports on local cow families. Here is a chance for you to get your favorite cow family in the news. Send us such informa tion as: The foundation cow and her daughters and grand daughters. Include records, names and a few comments on the Family Tree. For full information see page 26 of this issue.