Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, June 29, 1968, Image 1

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    VOL. 13 NO. 31
FROM THE AIR. The public is invited to
participate in the Lancaster County Soil
N. Newcomer
Wins Again
At Penn State
Nelson Newcomer, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Earl Newcomer, Wash
ington Boro and entering the
senior class at Penn Manor High
School in September continued
his winning ways in public
speaking contests this week by
placing first in State competi
tion at the FFA-Activities Week
at Penn State. Newcomer has
not been defeated this year to
date having won the Region II
Netson Newcomer
contest held April 25 at Millers
ville State College and the coun
ty contest on March 26, at Eph
rata High School.
The next contest for the new
State Champion is the tn-state
competition to be held m New
Jersey July 9 and 10.
In all, local FFA members at
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and Water District Air Tour tomorrow at
the New Holland Airport.
Air Tour
Set For
Rain Date Is July 6
If you w'ould like to see Lan
caster County farms and towns
liom the vantage point of an air
plane, you have the chance to->
morrow, Sunday, June 30, dur
ing the special Air Tour spon
sored by the Lancaster County
Soil and Water Conservation Dis
trict. Everyone including both
rural and urban people, is in
vited to participate in the tour
leaving from the New Holland
Airport, according to Aaron
Stauffer, Chairman. Rain date
is Sat July 6.
The newly crowned Queen of
the Furrow, Lynn Heistand, will
be at the airport at 2 p m to
greet‘those taking the tour And
a special period from 9 00 am
to 12 noon has been set aside to
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Farm Calendar
Sunday, June 30
9:00 am —Lancaster County Air
Tour, leave from New Holland
Monday, July 1
7:00 p m.—Lancaster County
Farmers’ Assn, hosting group
from Mass, at Plain and Fan
cy Farm. v
8 00 p m —Lancaster County
Soil and Water District Direc
tors meet. Farm and Home
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, June 29, 1968
Farm Legislation
Anniversary Set To
Honor Pioneer Leaders
A statewide ceremony to com
memorate the 35th anniversary
of national farm legislation and
to honor farm leaders and in
dividuals who had part in the
foimation and early administra
tion of farm programs was to be
held in Harrisburg yesterday
James W White, Chairman of
. the State Commemorative Plan
ning Committee, 35th Anniver
sary of National Farm Pro
grams, announced the observ
ance at the Harrisburg Area
Community College He said
“National and State farm lead
ers were tp be on hand to pay
tribute to the gallant effort of
those individuals who played
such a vital role in a nationwide
effort that salvaged American
agriculture from the brink of de
spair and bankruptcy in the se
vere depression of the early thir
ties ”
The original Agricultural Ad
justment Act was signed into
law on May 12, 1933 —one of the
first major acts of the first
“Hundred Days” of President
Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s
fust term The original AAA
was succeeded by the Produc
tion and Marketing Administra
tion in 1941 and then by the pres
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The Lancaster Stock Yards
will be closed to trading
Thursday, July 4th, Independ
ence Day.
The New Holland Sales Sta
bles will conduct their regu
lar auction on July 4th Sale
As Usual. - ■ ■ -* * *
Farmers Waiting For Sun
To Dry Fields For Haying,
Combining & Cultivating
Co. Swlnemen
Set Field Day
For July 20
The Lancaster County Swine
Proch'csi s Association directois
met Thursday night at the Fai m
and Home Center and voted tn
«"nd a letter to all swine pro
duce! s encouraging gi eater pai -
tieipation in the vohmtaiv
check off program being con
ducted by the swmemen in the
President John Henkel re
poited a'l bjyeis
men and sales establishments in
the county have agreed to col
lect the “Nickles For Piofit” if
individual producers ask toi it
Henkel stressed the necessity
for- evei yone--<involved to ask
“It’s up to us to keep this pro
gram going,” he said
In other business it was an
nounced the eountv swine field
day will be held Sat, July 20,
at 10 00 am at the Stauffer
Homestead Farm, East Earl R 1
The state swine field day was
announced for Aug 8 at Penn
QUEEN OF THE FURROW. Miss Lynn Heistand, (seat
ed) daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Heistand, Manheim
R 4, was chosen from seven contestants at the County Con
test held last Saturday night at Millersville State College.
Miss Linda Lou Welk, (left) daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
H. Leroy Welk, Strasburg, was runner-up and Miss Mary
Rosenberger, Assistant Extension Home Economist, crown
ed the queen. L. F. Photo
S 2 00 Per Yea
"Wet,” was the most frequent
word heard around the Lancas
ter County farm community
Thursday, as farmers patiently
waited (sometimes not so pa
tiently) for the sun to come out
again and dry the fields enough
to put tractors and horses to
work at cultivating corn, mak
ing hay and combining barley.
In Southern Lancaster County
the feeling emerged that crops not ically been damaged
to any great extent Clair Her
shey, Nottingham Rl, said, “We
haven’t had the lam Lancaster
has had so we’ie coming along
fine Undeistand we aren’t lack
ing foi ram but we just missed
some of the damaging down
pour ”
The combining of barley was
reported started Wednesday in
the lower Quarryville area and
Everett Kreider said alfalfa and
corn are growing “by leaps and
bounds ”
In the Gap area, Nathan
Stoltzfus reported, “It rains so
often I can’t keep track of
when . There is still some
first cutting hay to be made and
second cutting is coming along
so rapidly, we will probably be
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