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TRY A CLASSIFIED AD
PROTECT YOUR BARN
FEATURING OUR SECURITY FREE STALL
We make a high Security Free Stall from high grade
boiler type steel that will last and last. A bedding board
is installed and the stall is elevated above the scrape
area. Extra floor space is given to each animal and a
maximum drinking area is provided. A step along the
feed trough allows easy access to the feed but prevents
manure from falling into the trough.
• VAN DALE, INC.
• MADISON SILOS
CALEB M. WENGER, Inc.
R. D. 1 DRUMORE CENTER, QUARRYVILLE, PA.
Safe Bike Driving Rules
1. Obey all applicable traffic regulations, signs
signals and markings.
2. Observe all local ordinances pertaining to
3. Keep right, drive with traffic, not against it.
Drive single file.
4. Watch out fo> drain grates, soft shoulders and
other road surface hazards.
5. Watch out for car doors opening, or for cars
pulling out into traffic.
.6. Don’t carry passengers or packages that Inter
fere with your vision or control.
7. Never hitch a ride on a truck or other vehicle.
8. Be extremely careful at all intersections, par
ticularly when making a left turn.
9. Use hand signals to indicate turning or stopping.
10. Protect yourself at night with the required re
flectors and lights.
11. Drive a safe bike. Have it inspected to insure
good mechanical condition.
12. Drive your bike defensively; watch out for the
- other guy. "
The above rules are provided by the Bicycle Institute
of America in conjunction with the National Safety
Council and the Cub Scouts of America. m
I J retainer Retainer/£
• VAUGHAN • PAMLINE
• MECHANIZED FEED LOT SYSTEMS
All welded Joints
23j” Boiler tube^
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, December 29,1973
Jeans to jersey, petticoats to
woolens. When you go to the store
this year in search of clothing and
yard goods-you may find fewer
items to choose from, or wind up
paying higher prices for what you
do find. The reasons, explains
Mrs. Ruth Ann Wilson, Extension
clothing specialist at The Penn
sylvania State University, are:
fashion’s whim, new marketing
outlets and Mother Nature.
Drastic changes in demand and
supply have upset the textile
industry. The overall use of fibers
by United States mills has in
creased 55 percent since 1960.
And the production of man-made
fibers has rocketed 245 percent.
But with the soaring demand
for man-made fibers, the supply
of raw materials is being
depleted. There is now fear of a
shortage in elements used to
produce nylon, polyester, and
acrylics. Manufacturer of some
fibers has even been curtailed,
according to Mrs. Wilson.
The fashion trend toward man
made fibers was accompanied by
a decrease in demand for wool.
So sheep producers cut back their
herds. NoW, with a returning
interest in “natural fibers” it will
take time to catch up.
When knit fabrics surged ahead
in popularity, more looms were
made for knits and fewer for
woven fabrics. So now with the
return to woven materials, there
is a shortage of looms and
production is delayed.
Another reason for the
forecasted increase in textile
prices, says the Extension
clothing specialist, is the growth
in competition for export sales.
With devaluation of the dollar,
big orders have come in from
Japan and England. And,
reopening of trade with mainland
China, offers a large, new market
for U. S. fibers.
And Nature hasn’t cooperated
either. Spring flooding of the
Mississippi River cut cotton
planting nearly 30 percent in the
rich delta area.
Today, even the word “house
wife” is in dispute.
The term has recently come in
for lively discussion among its
practitioners, their husbands, and
other interested parties. While
suggested alternate terms have
ranged from “household engineer”
to “domestic economists,” many
a housewife will say it’s not the
terminology so much as its in
terpretation that’s at stake.
An ongoing study under a grant
from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture gives a measure of
what it would cost to replace the
work at home with hired services.
Here are some of the findings:
In an average family with two
children, one a 5-year-old, the
other an infant, the mother puts
in 70 hours a week. The dollar
value of her labor amounts to
$146 on a weekly basis.
A woman with three older chil
dren between the ages of 6 and 11
would be performing services
worth $lOB a week.
If there are four children be
tween the ages of 6 and 11, the
value of the wife’s labor would
amount to $ll7 a week.
Wish I’d Said
“A survey has disclosed
that the average American
favors only one kind of
handout, the government’s
hand out of his pocket.”—
Albert F. Coombs, The Val
ley (Calif.) Times.