Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, March 22, 1969, Image 4

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    —Lancaster Farming, Saturday, March 22,1969
From Where We
Just Around The County
Not only did the nice Spring-like
weather we had the last few days of winter
make you feel like plowing, planting the
garden and the tobacco beds or sowing
grass seed. It was being done, or at least
being tried, according to what the editor
heard and saw.
In the Elizabethtown area one farmer
tried plowing. Yes, he reported it was wet,
especially under the part of the field that
had an extra coat of manure. So, he quit.
But another farmer was really oiowing on
Wednesday. He likes to get the potato
ground done early.
On the way to Intercourse, one of our
Amish friends was out in the garden with
his wife. It looked like some early peas or
maybe the tobacco beds, we aren’t sure.
The wild geese and ducks have been
quite numerous with these Spring-bringers
using Lancaster County as a mid-journey
resting place. The reports say they liked
our county more than any previous year. In
fact, some say, from the Marietta area
to the Old Harrisburg Pike, these wild fowl
made their home all winter in unpicked
corn fields the farmer didn’t get into the
crib because of bad weather conditions last
fall. That’s good for the birds, but the
farmer’s pocketbook is a little flatter, we
would suppose. It’s nature’s way, though.
And sea gulls. We heard a host of them
visited some Elizabethtown farms. It hap
pens each year, they say. Usually after the
plowing is well underway. But they showed
up this week. No one said why.
One thing about the mild winter we just
got through. The road builders didn’t have
much trouble keeping on schedule “messing
up” our good farm land. Though'one affect
ed farmer this week, had a new-slant we
thought was interesting. He said he liked
woods too. He wasn’t sure the idea of putt
ing the by-pass East of Lancaster up on the
Mine Ridge instead of down on the farm
land was any better. It was truly unselfish
thinking too, because if they use the farm
land route, his farm would be partly lost.
But he says he doesn’t wish his neighbor
to lose land rather than himself and if we
keep destroying the trees the whole area
will be flat.
He was very definite, as have several
other people we have talked with in the last
several weeks, that the proposal to widen
Route 30 East of Lancaster to Soudersburg
to five lanes was impractical and unneces
sary government spending in light of the
new proposed by-pass. It would appear to
us, that this is true. To widen the three lane
highway in some places would involve mov
ing houses and business or else the highway
would be on many doorsteps.
In all, the new ideas and the new Spring
season have made this week around the
County an invigorating one. At least that’s
the way it looks from where we stand.
Farm News This Week
Crossbred Wins
Carcass Show Page 1
Penna. Potato Marketing
Program Explained Here Page 1
Local Farmers At Livestock
Conference In Diilsburg Page 1
Lancaster County’s Own Farm Weekly
P. O. Box 266 - Lititz, Pa. 17543
Office: 22 E. Main St., Lititz, Pa. 17543
Phone: Lancaster 394-3047 or Lititz 626-2191
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
Farming, Lititz, Pa
Second Class Postage paid at Lititz, Pa.
Member of Newspaper Farm Editors Assn.
Stand. ..
Prayer On The Square
There once was a time when a square was
To play square with your fellows was the
right way to play
To eat a square meal meant really to dine
To give a square deal was a deal that was
To be a square shooter meant to be a right
If your word was your bond you looked
square in the eye
You stood four-square if you stood for the
You were square with the world if
everything was all right
And then something happened to this finest
of words
It was twisted and warped by some curious
And a slur was concocted in a strange sort
of way
To slap at the youth who are saving the day
And one was termed square if he broke
from the crowd
If he chose to be quiet when the gang
became loud
He was square if he worked when the others
sat down
Even square if he swam while the others
would drown
It is square to be different it is square to
aim high
He’s square if he’s truthful when it’s easy to
A square will drive slow when the gang
yells for speed
A square will stick firm to his beliefs and his
And thus you will know why this is my
Oh, Lord, bring about the return of the
By Robert L. Sanders
Assistant Superintendent
Louisville Public Schools
Across The Fence Row
In Ypsilanti, Mich., William Hornbeck
recently celebrated his 100th birthday. Ask
ed what contributed to his long life, he re
plied, “Milk, temperate living, and more
The old gentleman is fortunate, as well
as wise. Had he been bom 50 years later, he
would have been scared to death by the
American Heart Association and all the
other cholesterol faddists. As it is, he can
only shake his 100-year-old head in wonder
ment and bewilderment.
“There is much evidence that the people
of our country want the right to have pray
ers in public schools if they so desire. I be
lieve it is the duty of Congress to submit
this question directly to them. This can be
done only by a resolution for a Constitution
al amendment, which when approved by
two-thirds vote in each House, can then be
submitted to the States for final ratification.
The people should be allowed to be heard.”
- Rep. Charlotte T. Reid of Illinois.
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 near normal with
daytime highs in the low 50’s and overnight
lows in the mid 30’s. Normal high-low for the
period is 53-33.
Precipitation is expected to be very
light totaling less than one-fourth inch as
showers Tuesday or Wednesday.
through!* that dliturbcu ..m that
night: My mlMion U at an end
and yet >o much to do • > >
My disciples seem to un
dcratand io little myself and
my mission ... ~ , ,
One of my dearest friends
will betray me this night...
Before me—the disgrace
and pain of the cross ...
Will this really fulfill tha
mission for which I came?
Perhaps you can think of others?
Two kinds of fellowship
Obviously, Jesus did not seek
death. There was in him the sans*
—i w m to live common to all of us.
iT --., —■ is I UAi. He did not seek.deads any mass
i** iw-h- than we would. Yet, he knew how
1 . ~ , ... . closely death hovered over hint
-Most of wdieofsome&lng; little time he had with
IL.P. Jacks has written, of dis- whlch t 0 choose to either face >lt
tease, accident, old age. But oc-
Icuionally there appears in our j raus reac hed out to two kinds
!midst a man who resolws to die fellowship on that crucial
for something ...” (L.P. Jades, .
'Hie Inner Sentinel, Harper & he took with Win> Pttef
« i;.n and James and John ...”
Such a man "And he said to them, ‘My
m*. B ,>.* »° ul 18 very sorrowful. . .remain
N» He here and watch «
did not die of j CSUS( the most self-sufficient
something so man who ever i ived> reac h e d out
much as he died for huma n fellowship that night
He faced the terrible hour with
His death, tragic his f r i ent j s , not asking them for
as it was, was adv j ce but for their presence in
not a tragedy, bis thne of need. Often it is this
but a triumph. same idnd of human fellowship
Still, we ask, why did Jesus we are challenged to give,
have to die? ... We are not asked to say some-
Was it because he wanted to s 0 muc h as to be some*
d|e? Was it because God desired t "stand by” with soir*-
his death? Was he simply the whenthev need us.
helpless victim of a terrible fate one when mey neea us
that overtook him? These are 1m- |n the father’s hand
portant questions, for we He ht feUowship
answer them tdls us mudi about ag weU; « l g e fell on groU nd
the meaning of his death for us and prayed . . . -Abba, Father*
and the significance of the cross Even in these moments he
for our own lives. could still address God a»
A heart ready to break "Father.” No matter how grim
. , . - . „ f was the hour before him, Jesus
oM'mStothia S s |>' ta “»
he was -From die fellowship of that
some due to te iWe nigbt g* re came thereaffirmatton,
i*f£ that flight Of his commitmentjo his-missiom
'^ r v U t g « ■ . not what I will, but what
Mark tetis us toat de to wUt » (M ark 14:36 RSVJ
y m»iv tr i 4 Tku There was wily one way that the
Uoubled” (Mark J4:33) This Kcup „ C()uld taken from him ,
to abandon his mission. That
was a price he would not pay.
His mission came first. Not even
te we dea 0 n a cross could change
the "same miner anguish that we' fh „r /
know. Mark, however, tells us ■ n .
i • i.. ij. x___ _ _*i •„ (Sesed en oulbnes €*pynsm#d by the Orvt»«#f*
plainly of his Struggle in Chmh«n Edunlwi, Nctiwwl CouikH
Gethsemane and records for us -a. u «h» *f cimu .n *. u. s. a. MnuShv
these revealing words: "My heart _ c * mmunif * fr *“ Swvic * I
is ready to break with grief; stop
here and stay awake”.(Mark 14: AffenH The Church Of
34— New English Bible). Attend me unuren UT
Why should Jesus fed his heart Tout Choice Sunday
filled with "grief?” These may
have been some of-the troubling
Xenon for March 23, 1969
For Full Market Reports
To Control Garlic
Wild garlic is now growing Ewes with nursing lambs will
in many fields throughout the be better Mothers by respond
county; this rank-flavored weed ing to the' advantage of the
is a threat to quality milk pro- lamb in inclement weather,
duction and Should be controll- when taken out of the fleece
ed. Spraying the field with the early in the spring. Shearing
ester form of 2,4-D early in the should be done when the sheep
spring before legumes start are dry and the wool stored in a
growing and before livestock clean, dry place,
are turned to pasture is suggest- _ _
ed to eliminate the wild garlic. To an Proper Sewage
Several sprayings over a period Disposal
of several years may be neces- The problem of proper sew
sary to eliminate all of the age disposal systems confrorits
plants. many property owners as well
To Shear Sheep as numerous government offi-
Early Spring is the best time' cials and health authorities,
to remove the fleece from ,i With the constant increase in
sheep in order to get maximum' population the safe disposal of
gains from the ewe and to get' waste needs both individual and
the maximum weight of wool.' community r attention. A very
Many local sheep growers are helpful educational meeting on
waiting too late in the spring I 'this subject is set'for March 27
to remove the wool and the ani-!l and dejtails may be found else
mals become uncomfortable and where in this newspaper.
By Max Smith
Lancaster County Agent
start rubbing out the wool,