Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, June 02, 1973, Image 1

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VOL 18 No. 28
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Dairy Princess
Six young ladies will be vying
for the title of Lancaster County
Dairy Princess when the annual
Dairy Princess Pageant is held
on Saturday evening, June 23, at
the Farm and Home Center.
The winner of the contest will
become a goodwill spokesman for
the dairy industry. She’ll also
compete in the state dairy
princess pageant to be held later
this year. Last year’s local
winner was Donna Book.
To be eligible for the contest, a
girl must have completed her
junior year in high school, and
she must be the daughter of a
dairy farmer, herdsman, farm
Cheryl Balmer
Raalene Harbold
Joann Weidman
manager of dairy farm owner.
Festivities on the 23rd will
begin with a reception at 6:30
p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00.
Master of ceremonies for the
evening will be David Yoder from
Atlantic Breeders. Judges will be
Mrs. Pat Erway, women’s editor
Gary Martin, of the Sperry New
Holland public relations
department There will be a third
judge announced later.
This year’s contestants are:
. Cheryl Balmer, 16, daughter of
Mr and Mrs. Jesse Balmer,
Lititz RD4. She is a junior at
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Dorothea George
Rhoda Stauffer
Jeanetta Witmer
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, June 2, 1973
His Holiness, Abuna Theophilos, left,
Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox
Church, was the guest of Jay Garber, right,
on Wednesday. The Patriarch and his party
Ethiopia Church Leader
Visits County Dairyman
When Jay Garber and his wife
visited Ethiopia last year, they
never expected a return visit to
their New Danville farm from
one of that country’s most
respected citizens. But that’s
exactly what happened this week,
when His Holiness, Abuna
Theophilos, dropped by to see
what a Lancaster County farm
looks like.
Abuna Theophilos is Patriarch
of the Ethiopian Orthodox
Church, and thought by many to
be the second most influential
man in that African country of
some 22 million people. The
Patriarch is spending a month in
this country, visiting church and
other groups who’ve been active
in helping his country develop its
In Lancaster County, he visited
the Eastern Mennomte Board of
Missions and Charities, which
maintains an extensive
missionary and hospital program
in Ethopia. Jay Garber is on the
Eastern Mennomte board of
directors, and it was in that
capacity that he and Mrs. Garber
flew to Ethiopia for a 10-day visit
in February of last year
Farm Calendar
Saturday, June 2
1 p.m -- Grooming and
Showmanship Clinic, All 4-H
Horse Club Members; Glide’s
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The primary reason for the trip
was to observe the Mission’s
work. Garber said, though, that
he learned many things about
Ethiopian agriculture during his
visit. While the country is located
near the equator on Africa’s
Milk Production at
The Masonic Home
Barney Wilson manages one of
the most successful Ayrshire
herds in the state. Wilson is dairy
manager for the Masonic Home
Farm m Elizabethtown, and is
responsible for producing all the
milk consumed by the Home’s
1200 guests.
The Home’s placid Ayshires
Barney Wilson, dairy manager of the Masonic Home farm
in Elizabethtown, has been working on the farm for 19 years.
toured the Garber farm to become
acquainted with American agricultural
western coast, the climate is not
exclusively tropical The
mountainous terrain has given
the area a very diverse range of
climates, from tropical to tem
perate, and even colder in some
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produce some 100,000 pounds of
milk in an average month. Only
about 25,000 pounds are needed
by the home, so the surplus is
shipped to a dairy in Harrisburg
Wilson said they have 103 cows,
with 85 head milking at the
present time His herd average is
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52.00 Per Year