Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, December 14, 1968, Image 4

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    — Lancaster Farming, Saturday, December 14,1968
From Where We Stand ...
Some Balance Needed
The growing population of the United
States makes it imperative that shortsight
ed, piece-meal and often times irrational
approaches to the use of the nation’s land
resources not be allowed to distort long
range de\ elopment of national land-use
Many conservation groups apparently
do not realize that modern timber manage
ment techniques based on multiple use of
the land combine harvesting of mature
trees with reforestation and availability of
the land for all the recreational activities
hiking, camping, fishing, hunting and
plain unadulterated enjoyment of the out
of-doors. Some exceptional areas should be
left untouched but locking up vast chunks
of the nation's forest lands in wilderness
areas is not the whole answer to conserva
tion. As a timber industry spokesman put it,
the forest products industry today practices
“more sound conservation m the public
interest through multiple use of forest lands
than any other element in American socie
The impression often gn en is that plant
ing. growing, har\esting and comerting
rorest resources exploits our national
\ealth. damages our environment or de
oases the quality of beauty in American life
.s entirely erroneous The industry spokes
man emphasized that millions of Americans
in ail 50 states "derne their fundamental
livelihoods from reforestation, timber man
agement. timber harvesting and manufac
ture. distribution and use of more tnan a,OOO
products prot ided by wood "
The forest industries today are not de
stroying our forests but are replanting them
across tne nation, and doing it with fuii rec
ognition of the public's need for access to
these lands for recreational enjoyment.
Balanced land use with full recognition of
the role of tne forest products industry in
achieving it has become a national neces
sity The public interest demands that it Pe
recognized v
Sickening To
Barron’s National Business and Finan
cial Weeklv recently carried a feature
article recounting the manner in which
federal war on poverty funds have been
used to maintain cnm.nal youth organiza
tions Barron's allegations are too impor
tant to be passed over lightly. One such
poverty funa supported organization has
been charged by a U. S Congressman with
being deeply implicated m the pillage of
Washington. D C last spring And m the
opinion of Barron’s. “The war on poverty is
really a war on society Taxpayers owe it no
allegiance ” Tne words of the Congressman
are even stronger. ” to vote funds for
agencies and policymakers who lack basic
moral and spiritual judgment, makes as
much sense as giving the keys to the Treas
ury to everj thug and footpad in the coun
At the present time, according to one
authority, the average individual works all
day Monday and half of Tuesday of each
week just to pay the tax collector Even the
possibility that part of this day-and-a-half of
work contributed to government each week
may be going for the support of militant
gangsterism in the guise of war on poverty
is sickening to contemplate.
Lancaster County’s Own Farm Weekly
P O Box 266 - Lititz, Pa 17543
Office. 22 E Mam St, Lititz, Pa. 17543
Phone Lancaster 394-3047 oi Lititz 626 2191
Everett R Newswanger, Editor
Robert G Campbell, Advertising Director
Subscription price. $2 per year in Lancaster
County, $3 elsewhere
Established November 4, 1955
Published every Saturday by Lancaster
Fanning, Lititz, Pa
Second Class Postage paid at Lititz, Pa,
Member of Newspaper Farm E'ditois Assn,
Oh, Well!
A New York restaurant has celebrated
its 100 years of operation by serving meals
for one day at their 1868 prices Here is the
100-j-ear-old price list: corned beef and cab
bage, 4 cents; veal cutlet, 5 cents; beef
steak, 4 cents; roast chicken, 10 cents; pie,
2 cents, coffee, 1 cent. During its one-day
centennial observance, the restaurant lost
$5,000 for one very obvious reason. The
meal that cost 12 cents a hundred years
ago is now $9.50. Another indication of the
decline in the value of the dollar is the cur
rent “living wage” which is estimated at
about $125 per week for an average Ameri
can family. In 1904, a Committee of the Chi
cago Bureau of Charities agreed that no
family could live comfortably on less than
one dollar a week per capita.
Oh. well!
The Coming Of Winter
The changing of the seasons since time
immemorial has lent its rhythm to the pat
tern of human life Winter will come official
ly on December 21. To much of the nation
it will bring a time of icicles and snow, of
whistling winds and frosty cheeks, of lamp
light and the comfort of a warm fire on the
hearth For most of us. these will be some
of the experiences and pleasures of winter.
For others who li\e in sections of the na
tion where winter neier real! comes, this
will be one of the busiest times of the year,
v, ith millions of people visiting on w inter va
cations m search of the sun
On the shortest day of December this
year. when winter arrives in the land, let us
welcome it It brings its challenges and its
joys, but most of all. it brings the change
tuat lends the spark and the spice to life.
Across The Fence Row
Xctce the pm Its head keeps it from
going too far
Farm Calendar
.sda>, Decembei 1“
7 oj p m—Garden Spot Young Faimer Meet,
Vo-Ag Room, (E,ectncuv On The
T 30 pm—Ephrata Young Faimei Meet, Vo
.Hg Room (Wheie To Market)
m—Faim and Home Eoaid Meets,
Faim and Home Center
7 33
7 30 pm—Manheim Young Fanners meet.
Vo-Ag Room (Hov, Repoiting of
Agucultuie Ci ops and Livestock
is Done)
Vi “dnesdaj, December 18
7 j -Ij—Easiein Lancastei Count;. Adult
Faimer Meet Lincoln Indepen
dent School Bldg ‘ What s New In
Tobacco Pioducnon
Thursoaj, December iy
10 30 arn —Holstein Planning Meet Carnsxe
7 30 p m—Ephrata Young Faimei Meet, Vo
Ag Room (Year enct Planning and
Tax Management)
Fnda>. December 20
12 00 -Yoon —Pa Young Fanners Inc meet
Farm and Home Center
Saluiduj, December 21
9 00 am —4-H Angus Calves distributed from
New Holland Sales Barn
Local Weather Forecast
(From the U. S. Weather Bureau at the
Harrisburg State Airport)
The five-day forecast for the period
Saturday through next Wednesday calls for
temperatures to average below normal with
daytime highs 35 to 40 and overnight lows
in the low 20's Turning colder over the
week-end and continuing cold through the
remainder of the period
Precipitation may total greater than
one-half inch water equivalent occurring as
ram Saturday and snow flurries over the in
termr sections Sunday, and as snow or snow
fc. :nes toward the end o' the period.
Lesson for December 15,1968
Background Scripture Revelobon 4 through 5 ( 7*
Devotional Hooding Pevelohon4l II
An American soldier who
spent two and a half years as a
prisoner of war in North Korea
was asked how he kept going and
what gave him the will to live
when so many of his buddies
were dying of despair. He replied
that when things
became difficult
- which was
almost always
he forced himself
to daydream
into the future, a
future that saw
the war over
and his return
home to be with
lus family.
"When 1 got hungry,” he said,
"I dreamed of the meals I’d have
with my family when Igothome.”
When he was cold in his cell, he
looked ahead to the warmth of
the house he planned to build.
When he felt particularly lonely,
he tried to envision both his wife
and the child he hadn’t seen since
his son’s first birthday. When
there were long periods without
any mail from home one of the
tactics of his captors he would
imagine conversations he would
some day have with friends and
loved ones. These daydreams
were not idle wishes or hopes, he
maintained for to him they were
a foretaste of a future which would
be his if he refused to give up and
Thy kingdom come
The writer ol Revelation had y“to r y for G ° d ’ s kingdom. For
a similar experience He too was that reason, the Christian, even
facmg a time of danger and des in dl ®.l r V d , srea *. dar K, n ,l ss !
pair, and he too gained strength j an still behold the vision of that
for the present by-looking to the and declare; a ,? d
future. The future tc which he SW dnd wisdom and thanks
looked was the final completion of
God’s plan and purpose for the might be to our God for ever apd
world For him also this future , ever! Amen -
was no idle wisL or hope* it was «n outim** c«pynshtMi by 4h« Division
something which he believed had •' cwan w.hl m •» *»
•i „ i_ + , r. v„ Church** •( Christ m th* USA bw
been revealed tc him by God. cmmun.ty p r «, s.™.)
There is one important dif- 1
ference between his experience and
that of the American soldier re
ferred to above: the writer of
evelanon sew the future in poetic
For Full Market Reports
To Control Muskrats
Farm Pond owners will find
that muskrats can do consider
able damage to the bank struc
ture of a faim pond if left un
controlled foi several years
This would be the best time of
the year to trap these rodents
in order to reces\ e some income
from their pelts Muskrats will
dig into the banks of the pond
and over a period of years will
drain the water from the pond.
Invite the youth of your family
or of neighbors to trap these
muskrats if the owner does not
desire to do so
To Control Interna! Parasites
All types of livestock are
likely to possess stomach worms
that will reduce their vitality;
this is usually more severe in
young animals, under a year of
and symbolic images rather than
the real-life daydreams of the
soldier. Secondly, while the
soldier’s daydreams were of help
to him alone, the writer of Revela
tion believed these things were
given to him by God to share
with others.
When we read Revelation,
therefore, we must notgetbogged
down in the literal details of the
visions, but must constantly seek
to get behind the visions to the
messages they bear. Too many
people get lost in this book,
failing to "see the forest for the
"After this I looked, and be
hold, a great multitude . . .*
(Revelation 7:9) John’s attention
shifts from the discouraging scene
about him to the vision of the
future. Here he sees, not the
churches bending under the bur
den of persecution, but the great
gathering in heaven of those who
have been redeemed by Christ. It
is not the present that occupies
him, but the "last days” when God
will fulfill his plan for his
creation, he sees multitudes,
people so numerous that they
cannot be counted.
This vision brings him hope,
a hope he must share with other
Christians who need encourage
ment. These small communities
of Christians scattered here and
there often feel isolated and
impotent, but in his vision he
catches a glimpse of the in
numberable company of Chris
tians who will stand with him in
that great "day.”
Promise of victory
There is another reason for
encouragement. His world - like
ours is a divided world. Yet,
on that day which his vision for
sees, there will be no more
barriers betweenmen. People from
all nations and races willbe there.
Different cultures, languages, and
customs may separate us today,
but these barriers will not survive
that "day.”
Greatest of all, however, is the
encouragement that comes with
the vision of Christ’s ultimate
B> Max Smith
Lancaster County Agent
age. than in more mature live
stock Samples of the feces
from the animal submitted to
your local veterinarian will de
termine the amount of infec
tion Don’t expect high produc
tion or efficient gains fiom
worm-infested animals.
To Evaluate Farm Records
This would be a good time of
the year to spend some time an
alyzing farm records; not only
to determine the extent of pro
fit or loss, but as a means of
planning future enterprises. Ex
pansion programs should be
founded on accurate records of
the particular line of produc
tion over the past several years.
Good farm records are very im
portant and should be evaluated
in order to do better farm
planning for the future.