Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, September 23, 1972, Image 10

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—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, September 23, 1972
National 4-H Week is to be observed this
year from October 1-7. The activities of
some 5 million young people, as the events
of the Week unfold, should serve once
again to remind America that the great
body of its citizens, especially its young,
hold firm to the ideals and aspirations that
make a great nation.
The interests of 4-H are broad and
varied. They deal with the environment,
nutrition, health, community betterment,
management, careers and international
programs 4-H’ers fight air and water
pollution, learn about land managment,
stirve for safe use of insecticides and other
“While work can be bothersome and a
great nuisance at times, it would be a
mistake to consider it an evil custom of
mankind. In fact, the opportunity of an
individual to work for his own ad
vancement is one of the prized liberties of
modern civilization The satisfaction that
comes from work well performed is
likewise one of the basic motivations and
pleasures of human conduct ”
HINCKLEY, ILL, REVIEW: "A little item
from the tragic flood in Rapid City, S. D.
caught our eye . . People in the higher
portions of the city opened their homes to
the homeless To coordinate such efforts
the radio stations broadcast emergency
announcements. One family opened the
doors of their home, along with their hearts
with a rather unusual but pointed
statement, ‘the icebox is full’. Those four
words are certainly not very poetic, and will
surely not go down among the great
quotations Could you imagine, however,
the chord they must have struck with
somebody, whose entire wordly
possessions had been destroyed. Maybe it
is time for us to check and see if the ‘icebox
is full.’ If it is, then it is time for us to stop
complaining ’’
“A story which originated in The New York
Times says there is little doubt but that a
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4-H Week
Grassroots Opinions
chemicals. They promote health education
and endeavor to eliminate harmful drug
usage and smoking. Special 4-H .groups aid
the mentally-retarded and physically
handicapped. They learn management
techniques and how the free enterprise
system works. They seek understanding of
other cultures in over 80 countries.
This is 4-H today a many faceted
organization of youth keenly alive to the
complex issues of our time. Observation of
4-H Week is an occasion for catching up on
the many things that millions of young
people are doing to make the U.S. a
stronger and better natipn.
federal income tax increase will go into
effect next year. (We never get tax in
creases during election years, of course.)
The tax boost is seen ‘as a means of
financing the spending on big new
programs, such as day care and health
insurance, that the public seems to be
demanding.’ I don’t know about the day
care program, but the mam ones who seem
to be DEMANDING federally financed
health insurance are a few of the vote
hungry politicians, who probably are not
nearly as interested in the health of their
constituents as they are their votes.”
ALABAMA: “One-way tickets home are
being given to willing welfare recipients
from out of state by Connecticut. Although
costly, State authorities report it’s cheaper
than paying out welfare. For example, in
three months last year 572 individuals
were sent home at a cost of $28,000. If
these same people had stayed in Con
necticut it would have cost the state
$532,000 a year to support them."
size of a dollar bill had been decreasing
commensurate with its value since 1930, it
would be about as large as a calling card
'now, and at its present rate of decreasing,
by 1980 it would be about the size of a
postage stamp.”
I THE TIME . . .
County Agr. Agent
Telephone 394-6851
To Make Needs Known
The weather conditions this
growing season have made a dent
in the feed supplies of many of
our farmers. There are sources of
financial assistance developed to
meefthis emergency. We suggest
that livestock producers (with
breeding herds) contact the local
Agricultural Stabilization and
Conservation Office in the Farm
and Home Center to learn about
help with feed grains. It is
possible to secure grains at a
reduced price if farm supplies
are not sufficient. If the supplies
are adequate now but not enough
to cover the period until next
June, producers may still qualify
for the grains at lower prices.
The farmers must make the first
move in order to secure this
assistance because it is doubtful
if any agricultural agency will
be able to contact all of the far
mers in the county.
To Keep Out Rodents
Rats and mice will soon be
heading for the farm buildings to
get away from the cold weather.
This means that all farmers
should be ready for them and not
permit them to set up
housekeeping on their place. A
good clean-up program and strict
sanitation is the place to start.
Any area where rats can get
under or into in order to make a
nest will be where they will go.
Broken floors and foundation
walls should be re-concreted in
order to keep them out. Poison
bait stations at several places
will help reduce the number of
rats and mice. They are
dangerous and destructive. Good
management states they should
Lesson for September 24,1972
Background Scripture* Genesis 3 17-19,
Exodus 20 8-11; Ecclesiastes 2 1
through 39, Colossians 3 17, 23
Devotional Reading: Ecclesiastes 12 1-
A young executive in a large
corporation set his goal early in
his career; he would become
President of the firm by the time
he reached forty. Now, in his late
thirties he is almost at his goal.
He has come a long way.
To come this
far, however, he
had to pay a ter
rible price. Far
beyond hard and
dedicated work
and long hours, he
has given up al-
most all his fam
ily life, his role
Rev. Althouse as a father and
husband. He has
given up all other interests and
associations He has avoided all
community involvements and re
sponsibilities. His job has been
his religion, his whole life.
Today, without wife and chil
dren, without friends, and with
out a faith, he is on the verge of
achieving his ambition. But now
he realizes at last that it will be
a hollow victory. There will be no
one to share it with him.
The terrible price
The young executive’s story is
similar to that of the writer of
Max Smith
be eliminated and not allowed to
become destructive.
This word of caution is worth
repeating because I fear that too
many folks are taking chances
with this gas at silo filling time.
Due to heavier nitrogen fer
tilization and due to the dry
weather in many areas, there
may be an accumulation of
nitrates in the corn stalks this
fall; this means that dangerous
nitrogen dioxide could develop at
and after silo filling time. The gas
is heavier than air and at times is
yellow in color and other times
colorless; it has the smell of
laundry bleach (chlorine) and
will irritate the eyes and nose at
the first symptoms. We have had
reports that dead birds and
pigeons have been found at the
bottom of the silo chute after the
filling operation; this is a danger
signal that poisonous gases are
on hand. Silo fillers are warned
against going into a partly filled
silo without running the blower
for 10 to 14 minutes. Children
should be warned to stay away
from the silo and the silo chute. I
realize this is a repeat article but
feel that too many chances are
being taken at silo filling time.
To Buy Pigs Carefully
We are not out of the woods as
far as hog cholera is concerned;
there are still cases of this deadly
disease in nearby states and the
continued need of extreme care
in buying feeder pigs. Pigs should,
be purchased only with a cer
tified health certificate and be
kept segregated from the rest of
the herd for at least 30 days. The
disease is very difficult to
eradicate due to the heavy pig
traffic. Strict truck sanitation is
very essential and the
elimination of stray dogs and cats
would also be very timely on all
farms. The wild bird problem
may also spread the infection but
practical means of eliminating
these birds is very difficult to
Ecclesiastes, who boasted: I made
great works: I built houses and
planted vineyards for myself; . ..
I had also great possessions of
herds and flocks, more than any
who had been before me in Jeru
salem . . (Ecclesiastes 2:4, 7).
Here was an ambitious man, a go
getter, a man destined for suc
And he made it: “So I became
great and surpassed all who were
before me in Jerusalem . . (2:
9). Isn’t that what we would call
today “a success story”? Isn’t that
the pattern we admire so much
and hold up to our children? Is
that not the “fat life,” to be able
to say with him: “And whatever
my eyes desired I did not keep
from them; I kept my heart from
no pleasure . . (210)? That’s
“living l ”, isn’t it?
All was vanity
No, it wasn’t.
The writer of Ecclesiastes,
when he added up all this “suc
cess,” made a terrible discovery:
Then I considered all that my
hands had done and the toil I
spent in doing it, and behold,
all was vanity and a striving
after the wind, and there was
nothing to be gained under
the sun
So after all that striving plotting,
straining, desiring, “all was van
ity,” all was without value or pur
So Paul writes, “Whatever you
eat or drink, or whatever you do,
do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor.
10:31). Everything else is so
much “striving after wind.”
To Beware of Silo Gas