Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, September 07, 1968, Image 1

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    VOL. 13 NO. 41
International Delegation
To Visit Pa. All-American
Twenty-c"? nations repre
senting the largest international
dt legation to any dairy show in
the ilnited States will visit
the Pennsylvania All-American
Dairy Show
Di it gates to the second World
Holslem - Friesian Conference
will attend final day activities at
the All-American, which will be
held in the -Farm Show Build
ing. Sept. 23-27.
Fcrmal ’sessions of the World
Conference will be held at the
Penn Harris Motor Inn. adjacent
to Harrisburg. Sent 22-23 These
will fee followed by inspection
touit of Holstein breeding farms
in sm rounding counties and at
tendance at the All-American
Representation at the Confer
ence is limited to three mem
bers from each country. The 21
countries including the U S
aic Canada, Mexico, Colum
bia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Ar
gentina, Brazil, England, ■ Swed-
en, Danmark, Luxemburg, West
Germany, France, Switzerland
Italy, Israel, New Zealand, Aus-
tralia and Japan.
Flags of each of the v.siting
nations will lie displayed in the
large arena of the Farm Show
Building during the judging of
the Eastern National Holstein
Show being held in conjunction
WjtK the All American
Robert H Rumler, secretary
of the Holstein-Friesian Associa
tion of America, Brattleboro,
Vt, said the delegation will ar-
Deadline Nears For ASC
Committee Election Vote
Fanners woie reminded this
week that Monday, September
16, a, the last date for turning in
a ballot in the election of com
munity ASC roramitteemen.
Fred <l. Seldomndge, Chairman,
Agricultural Stabilization and
Conservation County Committee,
explained that ballots were mail
ed recently to eligible voters of
record; they must be returned
to the county ASCS office by
mail or in person not later
than September 16, 1968.
Farm Calendar
Sunday, Sept. 8
12:36 p m.—Ephrata Adult Fam
ily Picnic, Reamstown Me
morial -Park
Monday, Sept. 9
9-11—Pennsylvania Florist
Convention, Marriott Motor
Hotel, Philadelphia.
6 30 p.m —Lancaster Co. Bee
Keepers meet, Samuel B.
Bawel’s Home
—Garden Spot Community 4-h
Club tour of Lancaster News
paper Bldg.
on Page 8)
rive in Canada Sept. 19 for a
tvvodav visit, and travel fiom
Niagara Falls, N.Y, to Harris
burg on the 22nd
The first World Holstem-Fne
sian Comeience was held in
Amsterdam, Holland, four years
ago. Holland is the ouginal
home of the Holstein breed
Akers Cow Tops
DHIA Report
A Holstein cow owned bv Cur
tis E Akers, Quanyville R 2.
completed the highest 305 da'-
lactation in the Lancastei Coun
tv DHIA in July according to
the monthly report Iva produc
ed 19 591 lbs of milk. 885 lbs
of butterfat with a 45% test
Second high lactation was com
pleted by a Registered Holstein
cow owned by J Mowery Frey
Jr, 401 Beaver Valley Pike Lam
paster. Monica produced
fat with a 3 5% test in 305 days.
The herd" of Dr. Paul S
Schantz. Ephrata Rl, had the
highest daily butterfat average
This herd of 17 0 cows averaged
44 6 lbs of milk, 187 lbs of but
terfat with a 42% test The herd
of Red Rose Research Center,
226 Pitney Road, Lancaster,
placed second This herd of 25 4
Registered Holstein -cows aver
aged 50 9 lbs of milk, 181 lbs
of butteifat with a 36% test
Qualified voteis in the election
aie all farmers who are eligible
to take part in one or more of
the faim piograms which the
committee administers Lists of
eligible vofeis in each commun
ity are available for public in
spection in the ASCS county of
Anyone w’ho believes that he
is eligible to vote but who has
not received a ballot is urged to
get in touch with the county AS
CS office immediately Eligibility
to vote is not restricted by rea
son of sex, race, color, religion,
oi national origin
For each community where an
election is being held, three reg
ular committee members and
two alternates will be elected.
The chairman, vice chairman,
and third regular member of the
elected community ASC commit
tee will serve as delegates to the
county convention, where farm
ers will be elected to fill vacan
cies on the county ASC commit
tee and wheie the committee’s
chan man and vice chairman
will be chosen for the coming
year The county convention
will be held at 7 30 pm, Sept
27 in the Farm & Home Center
(Continued on Page 11)
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, September 7,1968
Ross Walter, a construction worker from
Willow Street has made a workable ma
-chme to-spear_tobacco. He has worked
By Everett Ncwswanger
Lancaster Farming Editor
‘"lnstead of having a horse
or a boat as a hobby. I work on
my tobacco harvester,” said
Ross Walter, a Willow Street
construction worker by trade
And Walter’s hobby is about to
pay off
It all started nine years ago
when Ross was put to work
spearing tobacco to ,- pay for his
dinner” one day after being
a way fiom the work for 20
years It wasn’t long before he
decided there had to be an
easiei way They have mecha
nized everything else so ’
(See Other Photos on Page 8)
Peonle said it couldn t be
done but Walter savs, Tf I get
an idea in mv head I am na
tured to stick to it until it
woiks” And there has been a
lot of “sticking-to-it” to be done
The local inventor had nothing
to start with like they did when
the first baler -was invented
The idea of a knotter could be
taken from the old binder and
the hay rake could be convert
ed to a hay pick-uo Walter had
to start from the beginning
idea Also, the season for test
ing the machine is very short
maybe six weeks each sum
mer in the tobacco cutting sea
son He had to find the flaws
each summer and work on them
over winter
But Walter persisted and this
reporter saw the new tobacco
harvester demonstrated at the
Oliver Kibler Fai’m. at Wash
ington Boro Rl. Wednesday af
The harvester is mounted
with five - bolts on any wide
front-end tractor that has 20
inches cleaiance from the
It Works
nine years on the invention and has now
established a family corporation to begin
the manufacturing process. L. F. Photo
By Local Inventor
ground to axle The pick-up that
is hydraulically raised and low
ered is mounted on front and
the spearing and filled-lath
ejection mechanism is earned
under the tractor
In working position the pick
up is lowered to the point
where the thiee orongs on Pont
are running in the ground about
six inches The baits pick up the
stalks and cany them up to a
chain with fingers that giab the
butts and stait the stalks on
their way back ovei the speai
and onto the lath
Of special interest (because it
was a special problem worked
on by Penn State engmeei s and
has a special patent) is the elec
tric control that runs the hy-
Fair Season Schedule
With the cooler evenings and
shorter day light hours of the
month of September, local
minds turn to the soon coming
County Fair season.
Solanco Fair opens the sea
son as usual on Wednesday,
September 18 through Friday,
September 20.
The next week brings two
fairs to tov.n. West Lampeter
Community Fair is listed for
Wednesday, September 25
through Friday, September 27.
Ephrata Fair runs from the
25th through Saturday, Septem
ber 28.
The first week in October,
Wednesday the 2nd through
Saturday the sth is New Hol
land Fair.
And the final one, Manheim
Community Fair is scheduled
for Wednesday. October 9
through Friday the 11th,
See you at the Fairs!
$2.00 Per Year
draulic motoi to move the
stalks towaid the spear The
pick-up moves constantly but
the feed chain moves only when,
a stalk is in position.
Walter has obtained another
special patent on his idea of
holding the spear with a mag
net Each time a lath is full and
released laterally unto the ejec
tor belt lunmng backward un
dei the ti actor the magnet falls
(Continued on Page 8)
Pa. Price Level
Down 3 Percent
Prices icceived tn Pennsylva
nia fanners in mid-August for
Agricultural products declined.
3 percent from the previous mid
month according to the Pennsyl
vania Crop Reporting Service
Contributing most to the decline
were lower pi ices for all crops
except fruit which was unchang
ed Partially offsetting the de
dine were higher prices for
dairy and poultry products
Eggs, selling foi 37 cents a
dozen were one cent above the
previous month and four cents
above a year ago Turkeys were
up a cent, while broilers were
down a cent The preliminary es
timate of August milk price at
$5 85 was 15 cents over the previ
ous month and 10 cents above
August last year
Field crop prices were all low
er except for barley which was
unchanged Oats led the decline
with a mid-month price of 65
cents, it was 13 cents below the
previous month Corn at 1.14
was down 2 cents, wheat at 1.10
was down 1 cent and rye at 94
(Continued on Page 19)