Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, June 30, 1973, Image 1

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VOL 18 No. 32
FFA Week Winners
Bringing Gold Home
Nearly 1700 students, teachers
and chaperones from around the
state flocked to Penn State this
week to participate in annual
FFA Week contests and
At press time, most of the
results for Lancaster and Chester
Counties were available, and as
3 State FFA
Officers Named
From Area
Three area youths were named
as State FFA Officers Friday
morning at the conclusion of FFA
Week activities at Penn State.
Gary Landis, a Penn Manor
FFA member, was named to
represent the state as first vice
president Gerald Metzler, Oc
tarora FFA member, is now state
Regional vice-president is
Howard Scoltzfus from Owen J.
Roberts FFA Chapter
Miss Raelene Harbold was
crowned the 1973 Lancaster
County Dairy Princess by
Miss Donna Book, 1972 Dairy
expected, gold, silver and bronze
medals will be adorning many
returning area youths.
The dairy iudging contest was
dominated by local youths, with
area teams capturing four of the
top five places. The top team in
the state was from Solanco, and
consisted of Randy Clark,
Gary Aker and William Hershey.
Ephrata had the second place
team consisting of H.Weiler, Jay
Good and Paul Horning.
Paul Horning was high in
dividual judge in the state with a
score of 372 out of a possible 400
Oxford fielded the fourth place
dairy judging team with Michael
Buckwalter, William Hostetter
and Kevin Marvin. The fifth
place team was from Octarora
and consisted of Bruce Yoder,
Dennis Yoder and Sharon
Chapter procedure was another
area where local youths shone,
with an all-sophomore team from
the Grassland Chapter capturing
top honors in the state The team
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Lancaster Farming, Saturday, June 30, 1973
Raelene Harbold
Captures Dairy
Princess Title
The crowning of Miss Raelene
Harbold as the 1973 Lancaster
County Dairy Princess last
Saturday night climaxed a busy
day of activities for the five
contestants entered in the annual
pageant held at the Farm and
Home Center.
The atmosphere at the Farm
and Home Center was festive -
the hall was beautifully
decorated, there were women in
long dresses, girls in long flowing
summery dresses, organ music
by Glenn Houck filling the air --
and everywhere, an air of ex
pectancy as the more than 200
persons gathered around the
dairy bar prior to the dinner and
the evenings activities.
Following the dinner master of
ceremonies David Yoder,
general manager of Atlantic
Breeders Cooperative, in
troduced each contestant, who in
turn presented her parents.
Yoder talked with the contestants
briefly on topics relating to
family, school activities, far
ming, and knowledge of the dairy
Runner-up in the pageant was
Miss Rhoda Stauffer, 17 daughter
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An all-sophomore team from Garden Spot
High School captured first place honors in
the parliamentary procedure contest held
Thursday at Pehn State during FFA Week.
The Grassland Chapter FFA’ers beat out
of Mr. and Mrs Clarence
Stauffer, Ephrata RDI. In the
event Miss Harbold should be
unable to fulfill the duties of
Princess during the oncoming
year, Miss Stauffer would
assume the obligations.
The Miss Congeniality Award,
selected by the contestants
themselves, went to Cheryl
Oil Said to
Element in
Prices for food and feedstuffs
have been pushed to historic
highs by this country’s insatiable
appetite for oil, William L.
Larson told the annual PennAg
Industries annual grain meeting
on Thursday night at Lancaster’s
Sheraton Conestoga Motor Inn.
Larson is a branch manager for
Cargill, Inc., in Albany, New
York. He is a veteran of 28 years
as a grain merchandiser, and
during the 1950’s he managed the
Cargill installation in Marietta.
Larson explained that the U.S.
no longer holds the commanding
lead it once had in manufacturing
technology. Japan and Western
Europe have displaced the U.S in
many world markets. Foreign
exchange receipts have dwindled
along with the lowered demand
for American manufactured
products. The U. S., therefore, no
longer has foreign currency to
pay for oil imports. And
Balmer, 16, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs Jesse Balmer, Lititz RD4.
Other contestants were Miss
Dorothea George, 17, daughter of
Mr and Mrs. David H. George,
242 Pitney Road, Lancaster, and
Miss Joanne Weidman, 16,
daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Frank
S. Weidman, Christiana RDI.
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be Crucial
Food Mart
Americans are using more and
more oil every year.
“By 1980,” Larson said, “some
experts believe we’ll be spending
$lB billion a year for oil imports.
Where is the money to come
from? We’ll get foreign currency
the some way we got it last year.
By I exporting agricultural
“The Nixon Administration is
counting on agriculture to save
the economy,” he added.
“Agriculture is at the heart of
every recent administration
move except Watergate.”
Larson pointed out that direct
subsidy payments were being
phased out along with acreage
allotments. Washington over the
past few years has been gam
bling on the side of too much, but
this year, even so, it turned out to
be not enough. Enormous grain
sales to Russia helped tighten
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seven other teams from around the state.
Left to right in the photo above are Larry
Weber, Don Weiler, Don Weaver, Lloyd
Hoover, Dave Smeltz, Clair Martin, Scott
Steffy and Art Horst.
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