Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, July 07, 1973, Image 1

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VOL 18 No. 33
These ten 4-H’ers won the right to
compete in the regional 4-H demonstration
contest later this month in Chester County.
The youths are left to right: (seated)
25 Compete in County
4-H Demonstration Day
More than two dozen 4-H’ers
competed Thursday for the right
to represent the county at the
Regional 4-H Demonstration
Contest scheduled for July 17 at
the Own J. Roberts High School
in Chester County.
The youths demonstrated
every thing < from tie-dying to
cheese balls to hunt seat
equitation under the watchful
eyes of the judges. Judging the
cooking and food demonstrations
were Lilli Ann Kopp, a consumer
affairs consultant at Penn
sylvania Power & Light’s Mid
dletown office, and Mrs. Judy
Bowlby, Lancaster, a former
home economics teacher in the
Manheim Township school
district. The other demon
strations were judged by Carl
Graybill, a vo-ag teacher at
Ephrata, and Orval Bass, Lan
Calling All 4-H # ers
All Lancaster County 4-H’ers
are invited to join with the
visiting Michigan 4-H’ers at the
County Council meeting-Square
Dance beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday evening at the Black
and White Holstein Barn.
Directions to Black and White
Bam, take McGovernville Exit
on Route 283.
Real Estate Men Opposing Farm Tax Bill
Public hearings on the Penn
sylvania Farmland Assessment
Act, House Bill 1056, got un
derway in Harrisburg last week.
Strong opposition to the bill was
voiced by representatives of the
state’s realty and home building
caster County Soil Con
servationist. The local demon
stration day was organized and
conducted by Anne Hinkel,
assistant Lancaster County home
In all, there will be ten local
youths taking the trip to Owen J.
Roberts High School. The
regional contest brings together
all top winners in each of the
counties in the southeastern part
of the state. The high individual
and team members will then
have the opportunity to compete
with winners from four other
regions at State 4-H Days, August
6-8, at Penn State.
The educational contests are
designed to improve skills in 4-H
project work, develop individual
standards, and increase the
members’ self-confidence in
competing against others.
Local participants July 17 will
be: Junior public speaking -
Susan Martin, Lancaster R 3, and
June Grube, Manheim; Senior
public speaking - Suzanne Groff,
Quarryville R 3, and Jeff Martin,
New Holland Rl.
Junior demonstration - Trudy
Nissley, Mt. Joy Rl, and Lauri
Mclntyre, Lancaster
v photography); Cindy Risser,
The bill and the public
meetings are under the aegis of
Francis Kennedy, chairman of
the Pennsylvania House
Agriculture Committee. The next
public meeting will be held
August l in the auditorium at
Millersville State College It will
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, July 7, 1973
Donna Bare, Cindy Risser, Mary Hale and
Jeff Martin; (standing) Suzanne Groff,
June Grube, Susan Martin, Martha
Gregory, Lauri Mclntyre and Trudy Nissley.
Leola Rl (fruit salad); Martha
Gregory, Lititz Rl (cheese).
Senior demonstration - Donna
Bare, Witmer, (equitation), and
Mary Hale, New Holland
* Monday, July 9
Fulton Grange meeting, Oakryn.
National FHA meeting, Fairmont
Wotel, Dallas, Texas
Tuesday, July 10
7:30 p.m. - Farm and Home
Association meeting, Farm
and Home Center.
Guernsey Summer Picnic, Penn
State University.
Wednesday, July 11
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 am. - Food
Preservation meeting, “Jams
and Jellies”, Chester County
Housing Authority, 222 N.
Broad St., West Chester.
Friday, July 13
1973 Keystone Sheep Show and
Sale, Farm Show Building,
Harrisburg, July 13 -14.
Pennsylvania Young Farmers
7th Annual Summer Con
ference and Picnic, Indiana
County, July 13 -14.
Saturday, July 14
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Pennsylvania
Ayrshire Club Field Day,
Spruce Villa Dairy Farm,
start at' 9:30 a.m., and the
meeting is open to all who are
interested in attending
There were brief statements,
generally in support of the bill,
from representatives of the
Pennsylvania Environmental
Council, Pennsylvania
Farm Calendar
Formers Won't Run Short. . .
Local Ag Fuel
Seen Adequate
A check this week with area farmers and
fuel distributors revealed little concern
that the “energy crisis” will affect
agriculture here. From all indications,
there’ll be plenty of gasoline and diesel fuel
for summer field work and the fall harvest.
With no exceptions, we were told by fuel
distributors that supplies will be adequate.
Farmers should have no problems keeping
their on-farm fuel storage tanks, usually
about 300-gallon capacity, filled up. Far
mers contacted said they had encountered
no hints of a fuel shortage from their
Donald Hershey, president of the Lan
caster County Farmers Association,
reported that the association had
discussed the fuel shortage at some recent
meetings. The general consensus was that
supplies were adequate. Some members
said, however,they had been told by their
suppliers that fuel accounts had to be kept
current if delivery was to be assured
Nationally, there were some reports of
combines running out of fuel as the gram
harvest began in the Southwest. Latest
indications, though, are that fuel supplies
will be adequate as the men and machines
follow the harvest north to Saskatchewan.
As far as getting the crop in, fuel should not
be a factor in next year’s feed gram prices.
An impact on prices might be felt, though, if
supplies for gram driers run short later
this year.
A Dam Problem. . . .
Ephrata Farmers
Irked By Flooding
Recent floods in the Ephrata
area have outdone even Agnes in
the amount of water dumped on
homes, businesses and farms. A
group of farmers near the Green
Dragon Farmers Market,
however, believe their flooding
problems have been aggravated
by improper construction of the
roadway leading to a new bridge
being built across the Cocalico
Creek, which runs past the Green
The farmers trooped en masse
to last Monday night’s meeting of
Federation of Sportsmen, Penn
sylvania Forestry Association,
the Pennsylvania Council of
Farm Organizations and the
State Association of County
As expected, the home-building
and real estate interests spoke
$2.00 Per Year
the Lancaster County Con
servation district. The farmers
contend that the builders of the
bridge and the approaches
leading to it erred in their
planning. As it is now con
structed, the bridge acts as a
dam after the creek reaches flood
stage, resulting in a lake up
stream that covers an area 50
acres greater than that covered
by Agnes.
The old bridge, a much
photographed, and much painted
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out strongly against HB 1056.
Herbert M. Packer, Jr.,
executive vice-president of the
Pennsylvania Builders
Association, attacked the bill by
saying it was too broad, it placed
too much of the tax burden on
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