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VOL. 15 NO. 17 Manheim Organization Honors Corn Growers Donald Hershey of Manheim was recognized at the annual Manheim Young Faimers Asso elation banquet this week as the organization’s top coin growei in 1969. Hei shey had 205 bushels per acre Clarence Keenei took second place with 193 bushels pei acre, and Glenn Thomas was thud with 190 bushels pei acie A total of 23 Young Farmers were enteied m the Com Evalu ation Contest with an average yield of 160 bushels pei acie 1 Clarence Keenei was also cited for outstanding coin yield in the ■National Coin Growing Contest He was the highest yield in Penn sylvania in the non-imgated class with 152 bushels per acre based on a-25-acre plot Pennsylvania Young Farmers Association Seci etary, Robei t Martin, gave some timely re marks to the Manheim Young Farm-Calendar Saturday, March 21 12:30 p m.—4-H Action Program Tuesday, March 24 9:30“-11 30 am Reupholsteiy Workshop, Fi lends Meet- IContinued on Page 12) Glenn Longenecker is shown with the compact mixing unit adjacent to his new pig feeder barn. The mixing unit draws feed from three 13 ton tanks, mixes it and sends it through three-inch tubes to the 20 individual pig pens (See story on page 9.) Fauneis on things concerning the State Association He lepoil ed that the state now has 51 chap teis with a membeiship of 1 550 L E Peteis, public iclations, New Holland Division of Speny Rand, was the speaker on some ol the aspects of Public Rela tions The Manheim Young Faimeis piogiam of woik foi 1970 was presented bv Vincent Beckei He lepoited that this yeai the Young Faimeis aie going to give an awaid to the Manheim Young Faimei of the yeai He also lepoited that a volley ball game between the Ephrata, New Holland, Kulztown and Man heim Chapteis would be hi Id at 7 30 p m Api il 2 at Ephi ata Friends and families of the Manheim Young Fanners Asso ciation wei e served a ham dinner at Hostetlers’ Banquet Hall J Harold Esbenshade, president, was toastmaster at the annual feat. Jess Erway, advisor, intro duced the officers amWheir wives foi the coming year. Officers of Manheim Chapter aie: president Esbenshade, vice president:, Donald Heishey, sec letaiy, Issac Geib, tieasuiei, Glenn Biubakei and public re lations, Jay R Foreman Lancaster Farming, Saturday, March 21, 1970 Galen R. Kopp, FFA advisor, con- gratulates the top Garden Spot FFA Chap- ter award winners. They are: Donald Breneman, Strasburg RDI, Star Chapter Farmer, and Miss Nancy Henkel, Star Across the Editor’s Desk Laneastei Fanning this week mtioduces a new feature, “Acioss the Editoi’s Desk,” in hopes of establishing a closei lelationship between the newspapei and its leadeis The now column will give the editois an opportunity to call attention to paiticulai featuies in the newspapei All letteis to the editoi pub lished by Laneastei Farming will lun in the column One objective will be to encouiage such letteis, comments and suggestions fiom readeis “Across the Editor’s Desk” will also be a catch all foi news and views, from whatevei souice, that the editois feel readeis might find infoimative 01 enter taining The fiist item to make it acioss the editoi’s desk is a lettei to the editoi fiom Norman Heung ton, duectoi of public infoima tion sei vices foi Allied Chemical Coiporation in New York City The lettei, which is self-explana toiy, is in full as follows “On Januaiy 24 vou panted an a;tide with the head Cancella tion of DDT Uses Appeal USD A naming Allied Chemical as one of si\ compames appealing .gainst the ledeial ban on the use of DDT Because ot \oui in tuesl in tins subiect. I should like to bang jou up to date on nn companj s iccent decision in this aiea We have not manufacliued DDT since the thud quaitc ol 1968 but last veai we continued to handle small quantities ol it on a ies.de basis as an accommo dation to clealeis who cany oui line ot fertilizers, pesticides and Dthei agucultural pioducts Oagmallj, theiefoie, we did Greenhand Farmer, an award tor the top freshman agriculture student. She is the first girl to enroll in Lampeter-Strasburg High School’s vocational agriculture pro gram. (See story on page 11.) send a letter appealing Mr Hai dm’s ordei “In Januaiy, howevei, we leached a decision to discontinue entuely the sale of DDT in the domestic market On Januaiy 19 we withdrew our appeal of the ban We also withdiew, on Janu aiy 23, fiom membership in the Industry Task Foice foi DDT “On Januaiy 21, Mi John T Connor, our chan man announced our decision to halt domestic sales, and this mfoimation was included in a number of news papei and chemical tiade journal stones Of couise, it is difficult to get the word to every wuter on environmental subjects Because of your expressed inteiest, I par ticularly wanted you to know (Continued on Page 6) ‘What Makes Beef Prices?’ To Be Discussed at Center “What Makes Beef Prices’” wall be discussed by Haiold Nei gh, Penn State extension consum e. maiketing specialist at a countywide consume, meeting at the Faun and Home Ceric. 1383 Mcadia Road at 7 30 n n l'ue„ day Maich 2? Ms Doiolnv Thomas, countv e\ten ion home economist, announced ‘ Co isumeis soend mo e than a foui h of then iood dollai toi meat ” Mis Thomas exnlamed This meetmg is designed to help homemakeis get moie toi then meat money and be a better in foimed shoppei ” Neigh will discuss the changes taking place in the beef feeding industiy today and describe the steps involved in moving beef $2.00 Per Yea; Smith Gets Star Award Charles Smith received the So lanco FFA Stai Chapter Farmer awaid at the annual FFA Parent and Son Banquet held in the So lanco High School cafetena The Stai Red Rose Farmer awaid went to Rogei Campbell and William Kiantz leceived the Stai Gieenhand awaid I The following foundation aw aids weie piesented Daily farming, Carl D Kreid er, livestock, Joe Linton, crops, Scott Mull, safety, Mark Young. Agncultme mechanic, Roberk Young, electrification, Dairy My ers, hoiticultuie. Robert Blant*; soil and water management. Rog et Campbell, agncultme produc tion, John Enek Agriculture business. Glenn. Ki eider, the Henry Wenger (Continued on Page 7) fiom the farm to the table with an illustiated slide talk He will also discuss why re tails s charge SI 59 a pound for s'eak when -ice s aie selling for 30 cents a pound Neigh has been a member of tli" Coope alive Extension staff at Pennsylvania Slate Umveisity" since July 1956 A native of Day ton Pennsylvania he earned a. baeheloi’s degiee fiom Penn Slate in 1950 and a master of science in agucultuial economics in 1966 Puor to his appointment to the Penn State staff, Neigh was em ployed by the U S Department «f Agriculture as a marketing spee lalist foi six years.