Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, July 17, 1971, Image 18

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    18—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, July 17,1971
Ida s Notebook
Summer! Children home and running four
different directions.
The youngest leaves a trail of discarded
toys and games. First she colors a picture,
then blows bubbles on the front porch, then
takes a bicycle ride, then pastes pictures in
scrapbooks and finally decides a swim would
be best of all with everything laying where
she used it.
Putting things in order isn’t nearly as
much fun as getting them out of order.
The wineberries are ripe and it looks like
a bumper crop. These red berries with their
sticky burrs are easy to pick and make beauti
ful jelly.
As a child, I remember getting caught in
our meadow, one half mile from home, during
a thunderstorm. We had been,
picking berries and found refuge
on the wide veranda of the
“Lititz Club” bungalow. This
was one of the earliest summer
cabins—and was built about
1900 It as still standing and in
good condition.
When the wind blew the green
walnuts on- the tin roof, they
made a loud noise which fright
ened us even more
But now my children bring
home the berries and only oc
casionally do I accompany them.
Ag Progress Field Days
One of the largest outdoor
agricultural events in the East
will be held August 31, Septem
ber 1-2 at the 1,800-acre Rock
Springs Agricultural Research
Center of Pennsylvania State
University, three miles west of
Pine Grove Mills on Route 45.
Called the 1971 Agricultural
Progress Field Days, the sched
ule will include three days of
farm machinery demonstra
tions, soil and water conserva
tion exposition, commercial and
educational exhibits, family liv
ing programs, youth activities,
and the State Plowing Contest.
Sponsor of the event is the
Penn State College of Agricul
ture, in cooperation with the
Pennsylvania Department of
Agr i c u Iture, Pennsylvania
Grassland Council, State Plow
ing Contest Committee, U.S.
Soil Consenration Service, and
farm machinery and equipment
“About 100 commercial farm
companies will exhibit their
products at the field days,”
said Secretary of Agriculture,
Jim McHale. “In addition, ap
proximately 40 educational ex
hibits will be displayed by the
various agricultural and home
economics organizations and
Penn State.”
A highlight of the three days,
McHale said, will be wagon and
walking tours of the extensive
research plots and test areas.
Shuttle buses will transport
people from the parking area
to the centers of activity.
Scores of forage and vege
table test areas will be estab
lished for the field days. Five
acres of potatoes will be plant
ed and used for harvesting dem
More than 20 educational live
stock exhibits will focus atten
tion on current practices em
ployed in the areas of feeding
breeding, and management of
Poultry Science Offers
Many Opportunities
Poultry science opportunities
offer more than producing
chickens and eggs. There are
many areas of service in the
field of poultry science, says
Dr. Floyd W. Hicks, Extension
poultry science specialist at The
Pennsylvania State University.
To mention a few, there are
careers as technicians, veterin
arians, inspectors, regulators,
quality controllers, and statisti
cians, in addition to require
ments for general service work
and sales.
By Ida Kisser
For the past 20 years, our
mailbox has been one mile from
our house.
But now that the new Route
222 is going through our area
(and has caused my homeplace
to be torn down) our mailbox
has been moved. We can final
ly afford to forget to mail a let
ter, as the trip is now only half
as far.
'Sometimes we even get to see
the mail 'before evening.
dairy cattle, poultry, beef,
sheep, swine, and horses.
“Federal and state agencies
will combine their interests to
develop a unique conservation
exposition,” McHale pointed
out. “Features of the exposition
will be conservation practices
adopted to help fight the war
on pollution.”
Approximately 50 contestants
aerial udder eouiw.
Free Estimates
2322 Old Phila. Pike
Lancaster, Pa. 17602 Phone 717-393-6530
Grange Plans Fund Parties
For Family Health Center
■Fulton Grange, meeting in
regular session Monday night,
heard reports of their represen
tative of the Southern Lancaster
County Family Health Center
and of the Grange committee in
charge of raising funds for the
A series of progressive parties
has been started which includes
not only Grange members but
anyone who lives within the area
served by the Center or anyone
interested in this worthy com
munity project. These parties
are fun and will provide an easy
means for everyone to assist in
equipping the center.
This is a community project
and every cent that is raised will
be turned over to the committee
that is working on this project.
The idea is this; there is an
original group of members, each
of which agreed to hold a party
inviting 'seven others who in
turn would have a party for six
and they in turn have a party for
five and these a party for four
and so on down the line, each
person inviting one less than one
ahead. At each party all in at
tendance except the host and
hostess contribute a dollar to the
Health Center. In figuring those
will compete for awards in the
State Plowing Contest sched
uled for September 1. Divisions
will include contour, small
plow, and large plow. All plow
men will be winners of county
Agricultural Progress Days is
an annual event which is held
In a different section of the
state each year.
invited, a man and wife would be
considered as one but would
each contribute a dollar.
This idea was conceived by a
group in Philadelphia where
they raised $141,000 for a Phila
delphia hospital.
If the community accepts the
project and willingly partici
pates, all the money necessary
for the project could be met.
The parties could be of any
nature—a cook-out, picnic, swim
party, an evening of cards or
games, or just to share a can of
ice cream or a watermelon.
At the Grange meeting, Mrs. J.
Stanley Stauffer Jr. presented a
program on “Vacations” and
showed a colored film “Windows
On Our Past” produced by the
Pennsylvania Historical and
Museum Commission. It showed
many local historical places of
interest. Mrs. Stauffer also gave
suggestions on how to have a
safe summer mini trip.
Norman Wood gave an inter
esting talk on “A Few Local
Places To Visit.” He named a lot
Today s cows are capable of high level production
often as much as 2,000 lbs. more milk per cow per year
than they are producing. PIONEER feeds and feeding
programs can help you get those extra tons of mill?
cows - Challenge your, herd. Feed the
PIONEER way . . . find out how good your herd
really is.
Stop in and see us. WE’LL help you develop an all
aro ™ l * management for profit program that will put
profit dollars in your pocket.
_ as Good’s Feed Mill
Specializing in DAIRY A HOG FEEDS
New Providence, Pa.
MNCE 1870
ol local historical places of inter
est and listed a number of local
old buildings. He also named
several people who contributed
to this area’s history and cited
little facts known about them.
Ira Welk tolk “How To Re
due Auto Thefts When Travel
ing.” Ambrose Giffing won a
contest of what to take along on
a mini vacation.
Fulton Junior Grange will
have three members attending
the State Grange’s Junior Grange
Camp at Camp Kanesatake,
Spruce Creek, Pa., July 19-23.
The Junior Grange collected over
a ton of paper in their recent
-paper drive.
Fulton Grange will hold its an
nual picnic at 7 p.m., July 26 on
the Grange hall grounds at Oak
ryn. The committee, Mrs. Re
becca Quinn, Mrs. Virginia Beck
and Mrs. Beulah Mullen, will
provide rolls, butter and bever
age. Grangers and friends
should bririg a meat dish, an
other dish and their own place
setting. The picnic will be fol
lowed at 8:15 with a talent show
by members of the Grange.
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Phone 786-2500