Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, May 26, 1984, Image 10

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    Alo—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, May 26,1984
Tailings & tidbits
Memorial Day
Memorial Day, the first holiday of the sun
and fun season, is just about upon us. Must
farmers are hoping for a lot of sun, but there
won't be too much fun.
Quite a few will likely devote Monday to
cutting hay or getting the last of the corn in if
the weatherman cooperates
But no matter how you spend the holiday,
let's remember that the first patriots to fall in
battle defending this country were farmers -
those “embattled farmers who fired the shot
heard round the world.”
Back during the midst of the Bicentennial
bash in 1976 I was on a photo trip to Concord,
Mass. I visited the Old North Bridge outside of
the town where those patriot farmers traded
“ball for ball" with the Redcoats and officially
birthed this nation
As I recall, the old detraction I noticed
around the bridge and the Mmuteman
monument was the profusion of discarded
beer and soda cans, many of which had bright
red, white and blue markings commemorating
the Bicentennial.
Take note: PFA - a bottle bill could have
been used back then, too.
To Be Aware
of Rabies
Pennsylvania has had cases of
animal rabies for many years but
the last several years has seen an
increase. Rabies is transmitted
through the bite of a rabies
infected animal, also through
exposure of an open wound, a fresh
abrasion, scratch, or mucous
membrane to virus infected saliva
from a rabid animal.
The symptoms of rabies in
animals may vary from a quiet
depressed state to a furious erratic
behavior pattern. If you are bitten
by any animal, wash the wound
thoroughly with lots of soap and
water; then IMMEDIATELY see
your physician for medical
A suspected wild animal should
By Jay Irwin
Lancaster County Agriculture Agent
Phone 717-394-6851
be humanely killed and the head
taken to a laboratory for
examination. Be sure it’s packed in
ice and delivered within 24 hours so
as not to damage the brain. Deliver
to Department of Health and
Welfare, Pickering Way and Welsh
Pool Road, Lionsville, PA 19343
(phone 215-363-8500). Large
animals (dog size and larger)
should go to 8.A.1. Laboratory at
Summerdale, PA 17093 (phone 717-
There is a danger that un
vaccinated pet animals could
contact the disease through ex
posure to rabid wild animals. Since
there is no practical way to
eliminate the potential contact,
have your pets vaccinated by a
And speaking of the PFA, our
congratulations on their new expanded office
facilities at Camp Hill. An open house was held
there this week.
The PFA computer, closed-circuit TV and
taping studio facilities, among other additions,
are quite impressive.
Noxious Weeds
The Pennsylvania Noxious Weed Committee
met this week in Harrisburg. A story on Page
One tells about the session.
But we have a few editorial comments:
First, if a meeting is going to be held farmers
deserve better than a 40 percent turnout of
committee members. Only two of the five
members showed up. If members are so busy,
pick another time. How about a 5 a.m.
breakfast session, farmers would be able to
make that. If an annual session can’t be fitted
into those busy bureaucratic schedules, then
get some new members who can come.
Second, the committee’s lawyer opened the
session by saying it had been properly ad
vertised under Sunrise requirements in the
Harrisburg Patriot newspaper. We wonder
how many farmers in Pennsylvania subscribe
to the Patriot?
Third, hearing some farmers speak up at the
meeting, we’re convinced more than ever that
what's needed in government everywhere is
more hard-headed, no-nonsence Dutchmen
who tell it like it is
PDA Mailroom
Note to the PDA Mailroom: Check your
addressograph equipment. We got eight
copies in the mail this week of the Pa. Gram
Report that’s published on the market pages.
We only need one. And, oh yes, Mr. Harrisburg
postmaster: From Tuesday to Friday is too
long a time for a first class market report to
come from' PDA to us.
Stewartstown Library
Our apologies concerning the story a couple
of weeks ago about the farm book collection at
the Mason-Dixon Library in Stewartstown. The
telephone number at the end should have
read (717) 993-2404.
The tick season is here. These
pests may be on almost any dog or
person that walks through un
cultivated fields or woody areas
from May to September.
Ticks await their victims on low
growing shrubs and on tall grass.
They attach to, and feed on the
blood of dogs and humans as well
as many other animals.
To control the American dog
tick, first clean the area of tall
grass and weeds on which the ticks
await their victims. Also treat
bushes 20 to 30 feet on either side of
paths with either Sevin, Diazinon
or Lindane. The dog should also be
treated with a 5% Sevin dust at
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To Be Aware
of Ticks
May 27,1984
Background Scripture:
James 5.
Devotional Reading:
1 Timothy 6: 3-10.
If you’ll remember, as we began
the Epistle of James, I indicated
that it is usually regarded as a type
of “wisdom literature,” the
apostle’s concern being to help his
readers to find the wisdom by
which they as Christians live their
lives. Thus, it is appropriate that
James brings his epistle to a close
with a final few words to sum up
the essence of this wisdom.
So, the first part of James 5 is
devoted to reminding his readers
to always keep in mind the end to
which they have been called. The
rich are reminded that their
wealth will not survive to that
“end.” The poor are reminded that
neither will their poverty be part of
that fulfillment. “Be patient,
therefore, brethren, until the
coming of the Lord” (5;7a). As the
farmer must patiently wait for the
fruit of the harvest, so the
Christians must patiently await
the coming of the Lord. “As an
example of suffering and patience,
brethren, take the prophets who
spoke in the name of the Lord.
Behold, we call those happy who
are steadfast’ ’(5:10,11).
So, one of the final words of
Farm Calendar
Saturday, May 26
Bradford County Dairy Day
Festival, Wyalusing; parade at
11 a.m.; pageant at 8:15 p.m.
York County Dairy Princess
Pageant, 8 p.m., 4-H Center.
Monday, May 28
Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 29
19th Annual Spring Rally, Society
of Farm Women of Pa., Her
shey Convention Center.
Wednesday, May 30
Resource Roundup, Cook College,
New Brunswick, N.J.
Scheps plan is ‘pie-in-the-sky 9
Dear Editor
Farmers, who have suffered
severe losses as a result of the
Scheps Cheese bankruptcy and
similar ones, deserve our support
wisdom is “patience.”
But this “patience” is not that of
an inactive waiting. Once again,
James emphasizes doing: “Do not
grumble, brethren, against one
another, that you may not be
judged” (5:9). In other words,
while they are waiting for God’s
fulfillment, they are to live in
harmony with what they are
waiting for. It is to be an active
kind of waiting, instead of a
passive one.
Furthermore, the activity that is
to characterize their waiting is one
that is focused on sustaining the
fellowship of those who wait. Their
eyes are not to be so fixed on the
future that they are oblivious to the
needs of the present. “Is any one
among you suffering? Let him
pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing
praise. Is any among you sick? Let
him call for the elders of the
church, and let them pray over
him... and the prayer of faith will
save the sick man, and the Lord
will raise him up... ” (5:13-15a).
Although James’ example is
obviously a case of physical
healing, it is also obvious that the
healing is more than that of the
body: “Therefore confess your
sins to one another, and pray for
one another, that you may be
healed” (16). And, “if any one
among you wanders from the
truth,” they are to attempt to
“bring him back.”
Thus, although their face is set to
the future fulfillment in Christ’s
coming, they are also to live fully
in the present moment, caring for
one another, praying for one
another, and doing all they can to
make and keep each other whole.
This is James’ wisdom for those
who followed Christ in the eras of
the Christian church: wait and
heal. His counsel is no less wise for
those of us who seek to follow the
Lord today.
Thursday, May 31
Eastern Jr. Simmental Expo,
continues through June 3 at
Weston, W.Va.
Pa. Milk Production Advisory
Board, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., PDA
Friday, June 1
June Dairy Month Procolomation
Party, 11 a.m. -1 p.m., Capitol
Rotunda, Harrisburg.
Saturday, June 2
Pa. Sheep Field Day, 9 a.m.,
Mercer County 4-H and Ex
tension Center.
and need our help. Scheps Cheese
shippers have suffered non
payment for two months of milk
production. Dairy surpluses,
government assessments and
lower milk prices created enough
financial difficulties without the
added hardship of losing two
months of gross income.
We must work diligently to make
certain that this tragedy is not
recreated through some hoax, built
around false hope. It’s time to stop
tinkering with the lives of farmers
and their families. Every effort
should be made to make certain
that farmers receive every penny
owed them, and that emergency
economic loans from FmHA be
made available to them.
The reorganization proposals to
date for Scheps Cheese Company
are nothing more than a cruel
hoax, especially for the farmers
suffering from disastrous financial
hardship from earlier
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