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AlO-Lancaster Farming, Saturday, May 27, 1995
Dairy Day At
Veteran 9 s Stadium
We often second guess milk promotion programs by asking if
they really do what they set out to do; that is, sell more milk and
get consumers in the habit of drinking their milk. But the Middle
Atlantic Milk Marketing Association’s dairy day program at the
Phillies/Mets baseball game last Saturday night and the corres
ponding educational efforts in the Philadelphia School District in
March leaves no question about effectiveness.
In visits to the schools, the Phillie Phanatic ballclub mascot,
delivered a message of “drink your milk” to the youngsters in 22
schools. In addition, 120,000 other children in Philadelphia’s 186
elementary schools received pocket folders for their school work
that carred reminders to eat breakfast and drink milk.
Because of who the Phanatic is, the children listened—and
drank their milk. And for the second year of MAMMA’s school
district campaign, milk sales increased. In research work done by
several Harvard medical professors, the MAMMA/Phanatic
promotion was labeled “one of the most powerful methods for
increasing school meal participation used by the Philadelphia
School Food Service.”
Therefore, it can be said that not only was the dairy industry
served by the promotion, the youth who were “cowed" into more
healthy diets were also served with an increase in overall health.
It’s hard to question this kind of use of check-off dollars.
Of course, the grand finale came at the ballgame when the
cows were milked between home plate and the pitching mound.
Year after year, the Andy Stoltzfiis family from Morgantown
make the effort to bring cows to the stadium so these young milk
drinkers (and their parents and thousands of other baseball fans)
know where milk comes from.
No questions need to be asked here. Everyone involved with
the MAMMA/Phanatic milk promotion program deserves a lot of
credit for their efforts that climax in Dairy Day at Veteran’s
Handicapped Riders and Drivers
Event of the Devon Horse
Show, Devon Showgrounds,
Keystone Beef Classic, Crawford
County Fairgrounds, Meadvil
le. S p.m.
Quarryville Farmers’ Market
Container Recycling Program,
dropoff site, Benjamin L. Land
is, Strasburg, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.,
also June 27 and Aug. 29, and
Sept. 21, 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m.
Lancaster County Plastic Pesticide
Container Recycling Program,
dropoff site, P.L. Rohrer,
also June 27 and Aug. 29.
Clean and Green Educational
Seminar, Donegal High School,
Seminar, Conestoga Valley
Middle School, 8 p.m.-10 p.m.
Twilight Fruit Growers meeting,
Frecon Orchards, Boyertown,
ing and Strawberry Breeding
Showcase, Rutgers Fruit
Research and Extension Cen
ter, Cream Ridge, NJ.
Clean and Green Educational
Seminar, Columbia Borough
Show, , State Fairgrounds,
Changing Habits In American Ag
Seminar, Lake Farmpark, Kirt
land, Ohio, thru June 4.
Grazing meeting, Harry Nolt dairy
farm. Union County, 10
Fulton County dairy princess
pageant, McConnell Park,
McConnellsburg, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
Huntingdon County dairy princess
pageant, Juniata Valley
Elementary School. Alexandri-
versity, Ithaca, N.Y.
Farm Safety Day Camp, Oregon
Dairy Farm, Lititz, 8 a.m.-3
Landis Valley Fair, Landis Valley
Museum, thru June 4.
Bradford County dairy princess
pageant, Harlan-Rowe Middle
School, Athens, 8 p.m.
Wayne County dairy princess
pageant, Belmont Fjre Hall,
By now most farmers have
received their reassessment
notices. However, there is some
confusion on what the notices
The increase in property value is
not how much your taxes will be
going up. Since all properties were
reassessed, the total tax base in the
Based on preliminary informa
tion, this increase was six. times.
Thus, if your property value went
up six times, your taxes will be
similar to what they were. If it
went up lest than six times, your
taxes will decrease and if they
went up more than six times, your
taxes will increase.
To estimate your new taxes,
divide your new market value by
old market value and the result by
six. Then multiply this number by
your 1993 taxes. The result is your
estimate of 1996 taxes. Example:
$600,000 (new market value)
divided by 50,000 (old market val
ue) divided by 6 equals 12 divided
by 6 = 2 times increase. Clean and
Green value for this farm was
$294,800. Using the above formu
la, the taxes decreased. (294,800
divided by 30,000 divided by 6
Most farms I have reviewed
have seen an market value increase
between 12 and 15 times. With
Clean and Green, the increase is
0.10 to O.IS times. With Clean and
Green, the taxes on the land have
However, the taxes on your
home and buildings have increased
more than the decline on the land.
If you have any questions on
your reassessment, contact the
Lancaster County Cooperative
Extension office at (717)
Remember, the deadline has
been extended to September 1,
1995 to file for Clean and Green.
Before You Dig
This past week, a backhoc dug
up a gas line that caused personal
injury and loss of service to several
families. This should remind us to
call before we dig or drill.
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Grazing meeting. Black Run Farm,
Buckhom, Columbia Co.. 7
Cambria County dairy princess
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container recycling program,
Gideon King, Kinzers, 12:30
p.m.-3 p.m., also Aug. 9.
Lancaster County plastic pesticide
Moyer & Son, Inc., Honey
(Turn to Pago A 27)
The number to call at least 72
hours in advance of digging but no
more than 10 days before is (800)
242-1776. This will keep you from
accidentally hitting cables and
pipelines and causing problems.
With summer being a major
construction time around farms,
you need to make this important
phone call. By calling and seeing if
any underground utilities have
been installed could save you a lot
It seems like every year we have
an incident of a cable or pipeline
being damaged. So do not become
the next news headline. Call before
you dig or drill.
To Scout For
Corn Cutworm Damage
When com emerges, the first
insect to be looking for is the black
The cutworm larvae usually
begins feeding about mid-May in
Lancaster County. The black cut
worm will damage plants by cut
ting either above or below die soil
surface or by tunneling into the
Soil conditions usually influ
ence where the larvae feed. Under
BY IAWRENCE W ALEHOUSE
May 28, 1995
1 Corinthians 13
Few New Testament chapters
are more revered and remembered
than I Corinthians 13.
And few biblical passages are
more secretly disbelieved or ig
What do I mean by that? I mean
that, despite what we say about
love, we do not often act as if we
believe Paul when he says. “If I
speak in the tongues of men and of
angels, but have not love, 1 am a
noisy gong or clanging cymbal”
(13:1). Without the gift of love,
says Paul, none of the other gifts
really count. Love is “the greatest
of these” (13:3), but often we do
not act that way.
Unfortunately it is very seldom
that I see the gift of love in a per
son recognized and honored in the
church. Ministers arc generally
not chosen because the gift of love
is evident in them. Their perceived
giftedness is more likely to do
with their setmonic gifts of elo
quence or entertainment, adminis
trative skills or ecclesiastical con
nectedness. But rarely, if ever, are
they selected for their love.
This also applies to lay people
in the churches. I have-seen many
lay people recognized for their
gifts financial, leadership,, or
prominence but seldom for
their love. Even granting that I
may be overstating the case a bit,
who would want to contend that
love is regarded as the greatest gift
in the church?
So if there is anything at all in
what I have been saying why is
this so? Maybe one reason is that
human beings tend to overvalue
the things they can see or touch. A
spellbinding sermon is very visi
dry conditions, the feeding is nor
mally below ground level. Under
moist conditions, the feeding is
usually above ground level.
The com fields with the highest
risk of damage from cutworms are
those that had weeds in them with
in seven days of planting. The eco
nomic threshold in Pennsylvania is
three percent of the plants cut off
or 5 cutworms per 100 plants.
In many fields, growers attempt
to control both rootworm and cut
worm with a planter application of
an insecticide. This will control
most of the cutworms. However,
scouting should not be neglected in
case the planter application fails to
control the cutworms.
Under dry conditions, the effec
tiveness of Lorsban as a rescue
treatment may be improved with
the use of a rotary hoe to slightly
incorporate the material into the
soil where the larvae is living,
according to Dr. M. E. Rice, lowa.
If one of the pyrethroids insecti
cides such as Ambush, Asana or
Pounce is used, they should not be
Feather Prof’s Footnote: "Suc
cess is a dream turned into
ble and audible. A benevolent lay
person’s financial gift is also very
tangible and produces tangible re
sults. But love rarely shows up un
der a microscope, on a radar
screen, or on a profit-and-loss
statement. Often it is intangible,
but we must not therefore con
clude that it is inconsequential.
Actually, as Paul tells us, it is the
most consequential force in the
world: “Love never ends.”
I first preached on I Cor. 13
some 40 years ago. With my mind
I believed Paul when he said “the
greatest of these is love.” Today,
however, I know with my heart
that Paul was right. Love is the
greatest gift of all and without it
all other gifts pale in our lives,
in our churches and in the world.
BEING AND DOING
Looking back today, I don’t
think I really knew then what love
is. I thought that love was synony
mous with feeling loving. But no
tice that nowhere in I Cor. 13 does
Paul talk about love as a feeling.
He talks about being and doing.
Love is not jealous, boastful, irri
table, resentful, arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way
nor rejoice at wrong. There have
been times when I have tried to
have one or more of the above and
love. But it doesn’t work. Love is
patient and kind, it rejoices in the
right, bears all things, believes all
things, endures all things. And it
It does not end because we do
not feel loving nor because the ob
ject of our love is no longer meet
ing our conditions. True love
the love that Christ demonstrated
for us in his life and in his death
and to which he calls us out
lasts everything else.
If we really believe that, then
our churches will become fellow
ships of self-giving rather than cir
cles of self-congratulation, of for
giveness and reconciliation rather
than of judgment and separation.
Otherwise, we will be missing out
on God’s greatest of all gifts.
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