Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 12, 1973, Image 1

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VOL 18 No. 25
These 10 graduating high school seniors
were named Tuesday night to receive Farm
and Home Foundation Scholarships for the
coming school year. They are, left to right
seated; Donalee Meloy, Julie Hartranft,
Ten Students Get Farm
And Home Scholarships
Farm and Home Foundation
scholarships were awarded
Tuesday night to Eancaster
County high school seniors who
plan to study agriculture or home
economics in college.
Funds for the scholarships are
derived from a trust set up by the
late Elmer L. Esbensbade, one of
the founders of the foundation.
Each scholarship is worth $4OO
towards expenses at any ac-
credited college offering a course
' of study in agriculture and home
This year’s winners-were:
Jerry L. Diller, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Carl M. Diller, 2112 S. View
There were two Lancaster County 4-H
teams at the Invitational Dairy Cattle
Judging Contest held last Saturday at
Penn State. Photographed on the campus
were, front row, left to right: Donna Akers, >
Road, Lancaster. He is
graduating ' from Lampeter-
Strasburg, and plans to attend
Penn State.
Kathleen Marie Frey, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Frey,
Willow Street RDI. She is
graduating from Penn Manor,
and plans to attend Messiah
Julie Hartranft, daughter of
Mr. and Mrsf Ernest B. Har
tranft, 35 Lincoln Ave., Ephrata.
She is graduating from Ephrata
High School and plans to attend
Mansfield State College.
Nancy Henkel, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John H. Henkel,
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, May 12, 1973
Nancy Henkel and Roxanne Stein. Stan
ding: Wayne Kreider, Robert Weaver, Jr.,
Jerry Diller, Cynthia Lewis, Karen Overly,
and Kathleen Frey.
Strasburg RDI. She is graduating
from Lampeter-Strasburg, and
plans to attend Delaware Valley
Wayne Kreider, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ellis D. Kreider,
Quarryville RDI. He is
graduating from Solanco High
School and plans to attend Penn
Cynthia Lewis, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence H. Lewis,
Quarryville RD2. She is
graduating from Solanco High
School and plans to attend In
diana University of Penn
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Jane McSparran, Linda Kauffman and
Betty Jo Bitler. Back row: Richard
Mellinger, Larry Aaron, Rick Hess and
Darryl Bollinger.
or Farm Tax Change, . , , .
Funk Urges
“Yes” Vote
“If all the properties in Lan
caster County were reassessed
right now, some of our farmers
would have to pay so much more
in property taxes that thev’d be
forced to sell their farms,” Amos
Funk told a news conference
Tuesday morning at the Lan
caster Chamber of Commerce.
Funk is chairman of the
Chamber’s agriculture com
mittee, he is a farmer and is
active in a number of local and
state conservation - and
agriculture organizations. The
news conference had been called
to discuss an amendment to
Pennsylvania’s constitution
which could change the method of
taxing the state’s farmland.
Voters will decide whether or
Farm Calendar
Monday, May 14
Fulton Grange meeting, Oakryn.
Tuesday, Mayls
8 p.m. - Ephrata tfSidg Farmers
monthly meeting' “Weather
and The Farmer”, vo-ag
department, Ephrata High
Wednesday, May 16
6:30 p.m. - Veterinary Nutrition
Forum, Holiday Inn, Ephrata.
Thursday, May 17
7:30 p.m. - 4-H County Council
meeting, Farm and Home
Elizabethtown Area Pig and
Rabbit 4-H Club meeting,
home of Stephen Horten,
Masonic Homes
Virginia Poultry Festival,
add Staunton,
May 17-20.
Saturday, May 19
10 a.m. - Southeastern Penn
sylvania Tractor Pull, Tractor
Pull Association, Rough and
Tumble Museum, Kinzer.
FFA Meat Contest, Kunzler Co.
County Dominates
PSU Competition
Lancaster County 4-H and FFA
groups dominated the winners’
spots at the Invitational Dairy
Cattle Judging Contest held last
Saturday at Pennsylvania State
With 16 4-H teams par
ticipating, the winning team in
the 4-H division was from Lan
caster County. Coached by N.
Alan Bair, assistant county
agent, the team consisted of
Richard Hess, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Hess, Strasburg;
Richard Mellinger, son of Mr
and Mrs. Albert Mellinger,
Strasburg; and Linda Kauffman,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Kauffman, Elizabethtown RDI.
Larry Aaron, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William Aaron, Quarryville RDI,
sei v'ed as alternate
52.00 Per Year
not to adopt the change in the
primary ballot on Tuesday, May
15. Funk a strong supporter of
the movement to amend the
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Jeffrey Rtsser
Risser is
First in
Soil Meet
Jeff Risser, a, local Penn State
student, took top individual
honors in the thirteenth National
Collegiate Soil Judging Contest
held recently at the University of
Maryland. Penn State’s team,
composed of Risser, Rich Straub
(Philadelphia), Glenn Herrold
(Julian), and Kim Sheffer
(Dover), placed 2nd in com
Texas Tech, placed Ist,
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Hess also drew top honors as
the high individual judging all
breeds. He scored the highest in
the Ayrshire, Brown Swiss,
Holstein and Jersey breed
Also from Lancaster County
was the first place FFA team
represented by Solanco Area
High School. Stephen M. Leiser,
Solanco Vo-ag instructor,
coached a team of David Bitler,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bitler,
Peach Bottom RD2, Thomas
Galbreath, son of Mr and Mrs.
Thomas Galbreath, Peach
Bottom area; and Wayne
Kreider, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis
Kreider, Quarryville RDI Fred
Lefever served as alternate
High FFA individual for all
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