Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, December 21, 1968, Image 1

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    VOL. 14 NO. 4'
PAUL ECKMAN poses with one of his
many FFA projects. Beside this pen of
sheep, he has projects in swine, dairy,
Mystery Farm Contest
The Mystery Farm Contest
continues this week in Lancas
ter Farming with the sixth m
the series of eight County farm
photographs to be published
weekly for you to identify. The
paid subscriber who wins first
prize will receive a peisonal
4-H Com & Tobacco
Exhibit Set Dec. 27
The 4-H Tobacco and Corn
Exhibit will be held on Friday
afternoon, Dec. 27, at the Farm
and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia
Road, Lancaster, according to
Arnold Luech and Jay Irwin,
Lancaster County Associate Ag
For the Corn exhibit mem
bers will show 10 ears from
their project and report all
yields of corn in bushels of
shelled corn.
_ The Tobacco competition will
consist of a completed record
book and exhibit of two hands
of tobacco consisting of 15
leaves tied with another leaf.
One hand will be Wrapper B’s
and the other Filler B’s.
Record book must be in the
Extension Office no later than
Monday, Dec. 23, the Agents
Farm Calendar
Saturday, Dec. 21 (today)
9 am—4-H Angus & Shorthorn
Beef Calves distributed fiom
New Holland Sales Barn
Wednesday, Dec. 25
Friday, Dec. 27
1:30 p.m.—4-H Tobacco & Corn
Exhibit, Farm & Home Ctr.
corn, tobacco and has planted 1000 pine
trees on his Strasburg HI home farm.
check for $lOO and second and
third placed winners will be
awarded $5O and $25 checks, le
Here’s how It works An en
larged photograph of a Lancas
ter County Farm from a differ
ent area each week is publish
ed The general direction fiom
Lancaster is given and fiom
there it’s up to you
Study the picture each week
Guess which of your neighbor’s
farm is pictured. Put your iden
tification (the name on the mail
box and his address) along with
your own name and address on a
5-cent postal card or in a letter
and mail it each week so we re
ceive it by Friday morning fol-
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Lancaster Farming, Saturday, December 21,1968
Elected VP Of
Alpha Tan Alpha
Donald L Ranck, formerly of
Route 1, Paradise, was recently
elected vice president of Alpha
Tau Alpha, the Agricultural
Education professional and hon
orary fraternity at the Pennsyl
vania State University.
Ranck, son of Mr. and Mrs
Lloyd H. Ranck, was active in
the Pequea Valley FFA and
church activities He attended
Millersville State College before
transferring to Penn State last
spring. He is married to the
former Virginia Wivell from
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New County FFA President
Has Project Diversity
Whether it be sheep swine,
dairy, com, tobacco or pine
tiees, the new Lancastei County
FFA Chapter president has al
ieady had pioject experience
And added to his diveisity is tus
woik experience at a local gieen
Herr Named
Co-Chairman Of
F&H Campaign
John H Heir, 1564 Millport
Road, has been named co-chair -
raan of the Farm & Home Foun
dation’s Completion Fund Cam
paign, according to B Snavely
Garber, piesident of the Foun
dation board of directors Herr
ic a member of the original
group of agricultural leaders re
sponsible for establishing the
new Center on Arcadia Road,
and will serve with L H
Skromme in heading the $150,-
000 capital funds appeal.
Herr is playing a key role in
the drive, both as chairman of
the Campaign Steering Commit
tee and as a leader in the Farm •
Gifts Division In the latter unit 1
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L. F. Photo
$2.00 Per Year
Paul Eckman, 16, son of Mr.
and Mrs George Eckman, Slas
hing HI, says, “I think agricul
ture is a great business I think
I will remain in production ag
riculture after school that is
if ‘Uncle Sam’ doesn’t get me
first ”
The Lampeter Sti asburg Jun
ior has many accomplishments
to his credit He won the Guern
sey Calf at the Lampeter Fan in
1967 (Cherrycrest Hugo Ebbie,
now a bred heifer) and had the
champion ewe and was named
the best fitter in the sheep show.
He won the Chapter Sears Gilt
m 9th grade and was top Junior
High Magazine Salesman
For all this, though, Paul
gives credit to his parents “For
all these projects and all the
possessions I have accumulated
—credit goes to my parents If
it weren’t for mem, I wouldn’t
have these projects,” he said
An interesting project Paul
undertook that became a family
aifair was planting 1000 pine
trees on some unfarmable land
on their farm, south of Stras
burg He learned about the pro
gram through a Science teach
er The trees are supplied at a
nominal cost for those who will
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The meaning of the
first Christmas Eve
lights up the holiday
with Peace and Good
Will. Best Wishes'