Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 25, 1968, Image 19

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    LOOKING OUT ONTO THE PATIO at the Lancaster County Farm
and Home Center. The Center is located on ten acres of land provided
by the late Elmer L. Esbensbade and covers more than 28,000 square
[eet. It now houses five government service agencies and special meet
ing rooms for farm organizations.
Landscaping of the grounds was planned by a specialist from
Penn State and shrubbery was donated by individuals and nurseries, as
well as the labor required for the grading and seeding.
For Fuji Market Reports
Crops Are Easy Going
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a windrow) of fully-conditioned, fluffed-up hay.
Whether you bale or chop your hay crops, you’ll
like the way the reel keeps the cutterbar clear,
and practically eliminates plugging .., even in
tangled, downed crops! See this one-man haying
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A View Of The Governor's Office
Di 4 you know that fraud per- Pennsylvania’s economy alone,
petrated on Pennsylvania con- And the pity of it is that the
sumers costs more money than majority of victims are the el
that needed to operate the derly, the poor, the uneducated.
State’s health and welfare pro- What, for example, could be
grams for ai entire year? more dis h e a rtening than the
Although only a relatively few case of the elderly couple, retir
mdmduals and firms on the ed after a lifetime of labor being
fringes of the legitimate busi- defrauded of their meager sav
ness community engage in fraud- ings!
ulent practices as a matter of To provide the Pennsylvania
course, it has been estimated consumer with the strongest pro
that those who do currently tection program in the entire
drain nearly $5OO million from United States, this Administra-
The Agencies now having their offices in the building are the Lan
caster County Cooperative Extension Service, the Lancaster County
School Board, the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service,
the Soil Conservation Service, and the Farmers Home Administration.
Plans have been completed for dedication of the Center on June
9 at 2 p.m. The featured speaker will be Dr. Russell E. Larson, dean of
the College of Agriculture, The Pennsylvania State University.
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, May 25,1968
txon has drawn on two years of
experience in the operations of
our new Bureau of Consumer
As a result, the General As
sembly has before it for action
today several bills designed:
first, to give you, the consumer,
the information you need to pro
tect yourself from gyp artists,
mechanisms to put these fraudu
lent operators out of business
At the very heart of the pro
gram is a bill to make the Bu
reau of Consumer Protection,
which exists now only by Execu
tive Order, a permanent part of
the Department of Justice—and
to give that agency the authority
it does not now have to crack
down on fraudulent operators.
Under present law, it is not at
all unusual for the Justice De
partment to detect fraudulent
practices only to have the opera
tors continue in business simply
because the authority to force
them to stop is weak and un
clear. Clearly, those who live by
fraud will not easily yield to per
suasion, which is about the only
real weapon we now have to pro
tect the public.
Secondly, I have asked the
General Assembly to immedi
ately spell out as illegal some 14
different forms of deceptive bus
iness practices and unfair com
petition, including the creation
of confusion and misunderstand
ing through either false adver
tising or the substitution of pres
sure tactics for legitimate sales
Of key importance to this
measure is a provision for sub
stantial penalties for violators,
including fines and forfeiture of
corporate franchises In other
words, those who refuse to do
business ethically will be put out
of business.
The third major thrust of this
new consumer protection pack
age involves improvements to
the Goods and Service Install
ment Adt enacted m 1966 Based
on our experience over the first
full year of operation, this pro
posal is necessary to give the
Attorney General specific au
thority for its enforcement.