Thursday, September 29, 1966
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Florida To Produce 75 Per Cent Of U.S, Oranges
By FRED SHILLING
LAKELAND--Florida C it r u
Mutual Executive-Vice Presider
Robert Rutledge said hei
Wednesday that Florida will pr
duce 75 per cent of the U. S. orange
crop this season.
But he also poured some col
water on some industry guessed
that Florida will produce
excess of 120 million boxes
"While we anticipate a goo
increase in the orange crop, ba
ring hurricanes and freezes, we do almost 11 per cent smaller in size
not see anywhere near the size of compared with a year ago. "We
s the crop that some persons are look for excellent quality oranges
nt talking," he declared this season with higher pounds of
re solids per box, about 11. per cent
o- RUTLEDGE BASED his obser- greater," he said.
e ovation on a report -of the Florida Rutledge also said that Flori-,
Crop and Livestock ,Reporting day's anticipated increased crop
Id Service wherein the September will be partially offset by a
es condition report shows that aver- California orange production sub-
in age sizes of oranges are considera- stantially lowerthan thiseason's
f. bly smaller than a year ago. The 36 million boxes.
report indicated mat early ana
midseason orange sizes are nearly
16 per cent smaller with Valencias
"THE CALIFORNIA Navel crop
of 19 million boxes this season
may be down as much as one'
third," he predicted. "Arizona
orange production normally about
2.5 million boxes of Valencias, has
a poor set in many groves.
Preliminary Texas orange es-
timates are for about 2.5 million
boxes this- season compared to 1.3
million last season."
The mutual head man maintains
that processed orange inventories
are in "excellent shape" while
there could be a shortage of retail
sizes before the new season pack
He put it this way:
"ORANGE concentrate inven-r
stories are currently 10.8 million
gallons less than one year ago and
there is every indication that by
Nov. 26, ending inventories, includ-
ing concentrate for manufacturing
will be 9 or 10 million gallons.
lower than one year ago."
He said this means that the
industry will have sold the equiva-
lent of 108 million boxes of
oranges this marketing season.
Rutledge maintains that the
increase in production will- be
partially offset by the reduced
concentrate inventory position.
He predicted excellent consum-
er concentrate sales this fall
maintaining that "quite a bit" of
.bulk concentrate inventory will be
used for blending with the new
crop and that the carry-over
'inventory could definitely be on
the short side, especially, during
December before the new pack is
available in quantity.
L General -^
Thursday Morning, September 29, 1966
For Eola Park: Curfew Or What?
CITY COUNCIL i n d i c a te s it
might impose a 12:30 a.m. curfew
on foot traffic in Eola Park.
This may be helpful, and we
certainly endorse anything that
would make of the park a less
dangerous place than the police
themselves now say it is.
But we wonder how legal, how
many officers-perhaps more-to
enforce a curfew as it would to
properly patrol the park. And a
12:30 curfew is not going to prevent
hanky-panky in the early hours of
the evening-unless there are of-
ficers on duty..
However, we'll go along with
anything any expert thinks will
work. If a curfew is legal, and if it
works, then more power to the
curfew. The main thing 'is to make
the park safe for decent people and
unsafe for those who would 'cause
Telling The world
Pan American Airways May
Get Coveted Dublin Route
By DREW PEARSON
WASHINGTON After President
Johnson took office he gave the gate
to personable Najeeb Halaby as
federal aviation administrator. To-
day the President has on his desk an
order which will help Halaby earn
his $90,000 salary from Pan Ameri-
can Airways, for which he went to
work after leaving the government.
.The ,incident illustrates the man-
" ner-in:which Pan Am has earned the
title not merely of the "world's most
experienced airline," but also "the
world's most experienced lobbyist."
SOME OF THE top officials of
government, upon leaving govern-
ment office, end up working. for Pan
Am. This includes Democrats as
well as Republicans: Pan Am has
been completely bipartisan. Among
Kennedy was out to demonstrate that
a Catholic could carry the state.even
against a dynamic and attractive
Pro t e s t a n t o pponent-Hubert
The key man who turned the tide
against HHH was FDR Jr., who
stumped the state and got off the
famous charge against. Hubert's
military record. The charge was too