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Farming Is Food
Each of us in 1965 consumed these and other products of farm and ranch:
167 pounds of beef, veal, pork, lamb, and mutton.
41 pounds of chicken and turkey.
175 pounds of fruits (fresh fruit equivalent).
205 pounds of vegetables (fresh vegetable equivalent).
623 pounds of dairy products (whole milk equivalent).
104 pounds of potatoes and 7 pounds of sweet potatoes (fresh equivalent).
We can choose from as many as 6,000 different foods when we go to market
-fresh, canned, frozen, concentrated, dehydrated, ready-mixed, ready-to-serve,
or in heat-and-serve form.
"I have an idea Junior's report card
isn't so good!"
May 11-12. Fla. Dairy Production Conf. Univ. of
May 15-18. U.S. Wholesale Grocers Ass'n annual
convention. Bal Harbour.
May 17-18. Area three meeting, Sou. Pulpwood
Conservation Ass'n, Columbia, S. C. Harbinso-
Forest, Harbinson Forestry Hdq., 5500 Broad
River Rd., Columbia, S.C.
June 11-14. Annual convention, certified Livestock
Markets Ass'n. Mackiac Island, Michigan.
June 16-18. Annual Angus tour, San Angelo Tex.
June 21. Annual Meeting, Fla. Citrus Mutual. 12
noon. Tupperware Auditorium, between Orlando
June 26-29. Amer. Seed Ass'n 83rd annual con-
vention. Ben Franklin Hotel, Philadelphia.
June 26-29. Amer. Society of Agricultural Engi-
neers, annual meet. Univ. of Mass., Amherst,
June 27-29. Biennial Nat. Poultry and Turkey
Improvement Plans Cona., Jung Hotel, New
July 10-14. Amer. Veterinary Med. Ass'n annual
meet, Louisville, Ky.
July 19. Regular quarterannual meeting FFBF
board of directors. Gainesville.
July 29. Summer meeting, SE Conference, Ameri-
can National Cattlemen's Ass'n. Atlanta.
Aug. 14-20. Annual International Horticulture Con-
gress, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, Md.
August 22-26. Twenty Fifth annual Fla. Poultry
Institute, Camp McQuarrie, near Astor.
September 19-23. Annual Convention, Fla. Fruit &
Veg. Ass'n. Miami Beach.
November. FFBF State Convention. Jacksonville.
November 17-18. Nat. Pork Industry Conference.
December. AFBF National Convention. Las
FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL EVENTS
(For readers who plan vacation trips).
June 1-8. Farm Bureau tour to Alaska. See page
June 2-12. Elmia Agricultural & Forestry Show,
June 10-15. Tefado Int. Exhibition. Dongen,
June 17. Farm Bureau tour to Europe. See page
June 23-July 7. Int. Food Distribution Exhibi-
July 4-8. Int. Dairy Fed. 17th Int. Congress.
July 5-8. Royal Show. Kennllworth, England.
July 7-15. Int. Grassland Congress. Helsinki.
August 11-18. Int. Congress Animal Production,
August 15-21. World's Poultry Science Ass'n Con-
August 22-27. Int. Congress of Food Science and
Florida Agriculture, May, 1966
By T. K. McClane, executive vice president, FFBF
As this is written, I am somewhat discouraged be-
cause we have just learned that the Dirksen Amendment
(Senate joint resolution 103) failed by seven votes to
get the two-thirds Senate majority necessary to pass
the Constitutional Amendment. The vote was 55 to 38
in favor of the amendment but still seven votes we
needed to pass a similar resolution last year.
Senator Dirksen reported in the press that as of
4 o'clock on the afternoon prior to the day the voting
took place, he was sure he had sufficient votes to carry
the amendment. Without calling names, he charged
that the telephones rang all night long and that enough
Senators were intimidated into voting against the
amendment to cause its defeat. He unequivocally states
that he is not quitting by any means and, of course, we
cannot afford to quit either, but it is a terrific blow to
our hopes of getting any relief in the reapportionment
area for this year.
It's quite distressing to know that we have 38 Sena-
tors who are actually opposed to letting the people in
each state determine how they want to apportion at
least one House of their legislature. Let me urge each
of you individual Farm Bureau members to take the
time to drop Senators Holland and Smathers a note ex-
pressing your appreciation for their strong support of
Farm Bureau's position in this regard. I will be in
Washington before you read this article to testify for
the American Farm Bureau on the Cotton Bill and I
hope to visit both Senator Holland and Senator Smath-
ers and express to them your appreciation for their fine
If the Minimum Wage Bill, H.R. 13712 has not
been decided by the time you read this, I hope you will
fire off a communication to your Congressman opposing
this inflationary legislation. It's been watered down in
hopes of decreasing the opposition to it but it is still a
bad bill as I reported to you in last month's Florida
As most of you know, a special committee of Farm
Bureau folks have been studying for the past two or
three years the possibility of expanding Farm Bureau's
program particularly in the area of public relations, in-
formation and research. Upon urging of the voting dele-
gates and a lot of you folks as individuals, they have
recommended an expanded program and an increase
in dues to properly finance this program. An explan-
ation of this program is being carried to each county
Farm Bureau in a series of area meetings after it was ap-
proved by the Florida Farm Bureau Board of Directors
and the Presidents' Conference which met here in
Gainesville in March. This expanded program is a
direct result of the demands from the county presidents'
conferences in the past, the voting delegates in the last
two conventions and a large number of individual mem-
bers who have continually urged this expansion.
We sincerely hope that each of you will give this
your full consideration, study all aspects of the plans,
and express yourself to your county board in this re-
gard. It's possible that a special convention of the vot-
ing delegates will be called to consider the expanded
program and the dues increase to finance it, along with
the redistricting proposal and by-law changes which
have been suggested by the growth committee and en-
dorsed by the Presidents' Conference.
A question which many Farm Bureau members
sometimes find difficult to answer is "What has Farm
Bureau accomplished?" We have used this question
in the brochure which each of you will receive in the
near future and have prepared a table of things Farm
Bureau has accomplished either by itself or in concert
with other organizations and the other day I asked a
small rancher if he would fill in the column of this
table to determine what Farm Bureau had accomplished
meant to him in dollars and cents. The results are
What does each of the following items mean to you
in dollars and cents?
1. Agricultural Assessment Act
(property taxes) $ 240.00
2. Screw Worm Eradication 2600.00
3. Minimum Wage 120.00
4. Blue Cross/Blue Shield 16.00
5. Sales Tax Exemptions on Feed, Seed
and Fertilizer, etc. 300.00
6. Tire Program 40.00
7. Insurance Program 20.00
8. Gas Tax Refunds 70.00
9. Others 55.00
TOTAL ANNUAL SAVINGS $3461.00
Won't each of you as an individual member try
this questionnaire on your own farming operation and
determine if Farm Bureau has meant anything to you as
a member. Remember that only a few of the things
you have accomplished working together through Farm
Bureau are listed in the questionnaire.
I hope each of your favorite candidates was elected
on May 3.
Florida Agriculture, May, 1966
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Officers of the Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
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Beach, President: Wayne Mixson. Camp-
bellton, Vice President; Walter J. Kautz,
Canal Point, Treasurer; Richard E. (Dick
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Long range development of beef cattle trade with Europe was discussed recently with
Italian farmers by a delegation of Florida cattlemen participating in the agricultural fair
at Verona, Italy. Arranged by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, the USA activity
included a display of representative American feeder cattle. Shown with their inter-
preter are, from left to right, Fred Goedert Sr., Jacksonville; Gilbert Tucker Cocoa; Fred
Goedert Jr.; Dr. T. J. Cunha, University of Florida, Gainesville; Charles Lykes, Tampa; and
John Stiles, Florida Department of Agriculture, Tallahassee. (Photo to Florida Agriculture
BRIEFS FOR AND
Annual Poultry Institute at Camp Mc-
Quarrie is scheduled for August 22-26,
according to J. S. Moore, Extension
Poultryman, University of Florida. This
will be the 25th session and as before
leaders of the poultry industry will be
on hand to discuss current topics per-
taining to that segment of Florida agri-
cuture. Camp McQuarrie is a 4-H club
camp located just off state' road 40 in the
Ocala National Forest, near Astor.
Livestock marketmen from throughout
the nation will meet in annual convention
June 11-14 at Mackinac Island, Michigan.
For more information write: C. T. (Tad)
Sanders. general manager, Certified Live-
stock Markets Ass'n, Broadway at 34th
St., Kansas City, Mo.
The Dolomite Products Division of
Dixie Lime and Stone Company has
established a new distribution bin one-
half mile south of Arcadia on Rt. 17. It
will serve the lower central portion of
Florida along with Dixie's three existing
distribution points in Mulberry, Okeecho-
bee and Kissimmee, according to an an-
nouncement by Ralph Brown, president.
Angus breeders will meet in San
Angelo, Texas, June 16-18 for their 1966
Angus tour. Last year more than 400
breeders from 18 states and Australia
attended according to the American
Angus Ass'n, 3201 Frederick Blvd., St.
Hens were tested for noise recently in
Silloth, England. Purpose of the test
was to see how much noise they could
take and still lay eggs. The sound was
generated by seven motorcyclists, who
raced around the chicken coop. The re-
lease said it would be several weeks be-
fore a complete analysis could be made.
(Results will be printed in FA when they
Cancer may be inhibited by substances
from plants if ARS botanists are success-
ful in their world-wide search. During
the past 5 years the botanists have
collected over 10,000 plant samples, re-
presenting about 6,000 of the world's
250,000 species of seed plants. After long
and thorough testing, extracts from over
400 species representing 116 plant fami-
lies, have inhibited tumor activity on
laboratory animals, according to the
USDA. (Copies of the complete report
will be sent free by writing editor, Florida
Agriculture, 4350 SW 13th St., Gaines-
Factory use of milk for making pro-
ducts accounted for 49.8% of the U.S.
total (of 125.1 billion lbs) in 1965. Of the
total used for factory products, 46% went
into butter production; 25% into cheese;
and the rest into miscellaneous products.
Horticulture has always been a dynamic
force in Florida, according to Dr. E. T.
York, Provost of Agriculture at the
University of Florida. This year's pro-
gram is the beginning of a plan to keep
agriculture in Florida moving along at an
accelerated pace. Over the last 18 years
our income from Agri-business has in-
creased more than 200%, while the
national average of increase is only 20%.
Florida Agriculture, May, 1966
This picture shows cotton growing in the Hungry Steppe section of Russia. The area was
formerly a desert. The USSR's press department of its Embassy in Washington, D.C. says
that more than 20,000 "hectares" of new land were wrested from the desert last year;
and that a large cotton ginnery is being set up designed to process 80,000 tons of cotton
annually at the Pakhtakor station. In 1924 the USSR produced 750,000 metric tons of
raw cotton, but last year grew 3.9 million tons, the Embassy says. For more information
on above subject write: V. Bogachev, Press Dept., Embassy of USSR, 1706 Eighteenth St.,
NW., Washington, 9, D.C. (This is another in a series of stories about agriculture pro-
duced in other parts of the world. Last month a similar article appeared in FA about
Australia and another about France will be printed in the next issue, editor.)
ABOUT FARMERS .!
Agriculture Book Shop
M. E. Ensminger
Cattle breeding has changed and new breeds
have been created; consumer preference now
forces cattlemen to concentrate on raising cattle
which will meet the demand for higher grades
and choicer cuts of beef. Marketing is chang-
ing; integration is coming in; custom cattle
feeding is increasing. The beef cattle producer
must keep abreast of these new developments.
You raise cattle for profit, not for fun, and BEEF
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APPROVED PRACTICES IN
Last year the Florida Agri-business in-
come was 100 million dollars higher than
in 1963, and the income for the first nine
months of this year has been 42 million
dollars above a comparable period in 1964
. it is the highest in history.
Cattlemen were fooled last month,
according to a report published in the
Oklahoma Ranch and Farm World. The
editor said that meatloaf was served to
cattlemen attending a feeder seminar at
Oklahoma State University. Afterwards
they were told that it did not contain a
speck of meat, but was made of isolated
Horticulturists will meet for their 17th
International Congress at the University
of Maryland, College Park, Md., August
Eggs, chickens and broilers produced
a gross income of $3.13 billion during
1965, according to the USDA's statistical
reporting service. This is up 5% over
A new air supplied helmet as protection
from dust, dirt, pollen or air borne par-
ticles has been announced. It is de-
veloped with the farmer in mind, accord-
ing to the manufacturer and is light in
weight. For information write: J. B.
Folkedale, Jr., Jo-Art Industries, Inc.,
Box 4365, Glendale, Calif. 91202.
Since 1880 the number of cattle on U.S.
farms has moved up and down through
six complete cycles, each lasting from 10
to 16 years, according to the USDA's
Farm Paper letter, which reported re-
cently that: "On January 1, cattle on
farms numbered 106.6 million, down
627,000 from the record total of a year
earlier, indicating the end of the current
buildup which began 7 years ago."
Dairymen's cash receipts from market-
ings of milk and cream totaled $5.08
billion last year. That's up one percent
from the previous high of $5.03 billion in
1961. On a regional basis the North
Atlantic total was up 1.3, East North
Central, up 1 percent; South Atlantic re-
gion up 3 percent; South Central Region,
up 3.2 percent and up 1 percent in the
Vegetable plantings this year for com-
mercial processing are on an estimated
1.8 million acres. That's 9 percent above
1965 and 13% above average. Increases
include: tomatoes, up 12%; sweet corn,
up 11%; winter spinach, up 7%; snap
beans, up 6%; green peas, up 3%.
Citrus by-products are being studied
for their anti-mildew properties and
medical usage, according to Dr. William
F. Newhall, an organic chemist at
the Lake Alfred Experiment Station.
Lemonene a minor by-product by annual
production in Florida varies between 3
and 5 million pounds. Dr. Newhall says
several derivitatives from this product
have been found to be effective in pre-
venting mildew on cotton fabrics. To
date more than 50 new chemicals have
been prepared and tested from lemonene
for possible use.
Florida Agriculture, May, 1966
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generator is said to provide AC or
DC power for portable hotplates,
television sets, field gauges, vacuum
cleaners, other household appliances
and portable power tools in remote
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the unit is particularly attractive to
hunters, fishermen, campers and
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TO A THIEF
As a service to readers who plan on
vacations away from home this sum-
mer FA presents this column. It
may save you considerable money.
"Notice to Burglars: Beginning today,
the Jones family will be enjoying a two-
week vacation away from home. You
are cordially invited to rob the Jones
house at your convenience."
Of course, you wouldn't dream of issu-
ing this absurd invitation. But the sky-
rocketing number of summer burglaries
indicates that many people leave their
houses so woefully unprotected that they
might just as well invite the burglars in
Not only are burglaries becoming more
frequent-the 975,000 reported in 1964
represents a 13% increase over the pre-
vious year-but burglars are becoming
bolder: There was also a 28 per cent
rise in daytime robberies of residents.
Part of the reason for this, ac-
cording to the thieves themselves, is that
many people are casual-even careless-
about home and property protection, es-
pecially during the summer months.
The ironic fact is that a person who is
robbed usually has himself to blame. A
professional burglar, with an eye to his
own safety, looks for houses that are
temporarily empty and easy to enter.
Many homeowners obliginly advertise the
fact that they will be away from home
for awhile, and some leave their house
insecurely locked. Help like this makes
a burglar's job easier, and increases the
chances that he will get away with YOUR
It is a mistake for people to think they
are immune from theft simply because
they have no expensive furs or jewelry
around the house. Actually, it is the
everyday items like clothing, radios, tele-
vision sets, kitchen appliances, cameras
and sports equipment that a robber is af-
ter, because these are the things he can
resell easily and at a good price.
With these warnings in mind, then,
wouldn't it pay every home-owner or
apartment resident to do everything pos-
sible to burglar-proof his home? YALE
& TOWNE, the lock-makers, think so.
And they have compiled the following
tips for sensible home securtiy:
Never notify your local newspaper
before you leave on vacation or a trip.
Save the news until after you return,
when the information will no longer be
useful to burglars.
Arrange by mail or phone to have
milk, mail and newspaper deliveries sus-
ened while you are gone. NO NOT
leave "stop delivery" notes in a bottle-
a thief might read them.
When you are away from your home
for an evening, leave at least two lights
burning. When you leave for longer peri-
ods, an automatic timing device can be
used to turn lights on at dusk and off at
your normal retiring time.
Leave shades up and venetian blinds
partially open to give the illusion that the
house is occupied.
Lock all windows-and, of course,
doors-even if you leave the house for
just a short time. Lock ladders in the
garage, and hook screens from the inside.
Inform your neighbors when you are
going to be away. Ask them to keep an
eye on the house, and to pick up any
packages that might be left on your door-
Notify the local police, and request
that they make an occasional check of
your house and grounds.
ONE PART PER MILLION
Henry F. Swanson, Orange County Agricultural Agent, has compiled the
following comparisons for those who cannot visualize what one part per
million is in size.
1 ounce of sand in 31 1/4 tons of cement is 1 ppm.
1 inch is 1 ppm of 16 miles.
A 1 gram needle is 1 ppm of a 1 ton haystack.
1 minute is 1 ppm of 1.9 years.
1 ounce of dye in 7,530 gallons of water is 1 ppm.
1 square inch of 1/6 acre of land is 1 ppm.
1 pound is 1 ppm of 500 tons.
1 penny is 1 ppm of $10,000.
1 ounce of salt in 62,500 pounds of sugar is 1 ppm.
A book 1/16 inch thick is 1 ppm of a stack 1 mile high.
Florida Agriculture, May, 1966
Phone: 533-4111 Night, 533-7642
BOX 154-A. BARTOW, FLA.
MEMBER Florida Citrus Nurserymen's Assr.
I Florida Nurserymen & Growers Assn.
OF American Association of Nurserymen
The picture (right) was made recently in
the Immokalee area of southwest Fla.
The plane is applying potassium nitrate,
containing 13% nitrate nitrogen and
44% potash to a watermelon crop. The
tall grass (OATS) is called "wind-rows"
and is planted between melon hills.
Pilot of the plane is Joe P. Brown who
operates his own crop flying service out
of Immokalee. According to K. D. Jacob,
agricultural consultant to Southwest
Potash Corporation, many growers are
using larger amounts of potassium
nitrate, now available in pilled form,
to improve the texture and quality of
their fruit. He says that extension re-
commendations call for basic pre-plant
applications of complete fertilizer
followed by side dressing formulations
of potash and nitrogen. For more in-
formation write Mr. Jacobs, care South-
west Potash Corp., 1270 Avenue of
Americas, New York, 10020. (Note
excellent cloud formations in this picture
made expressly for this issue through
courtesy of Donald Lercy and Co.)
Dade County Community
Leaders Tour Farms
By Rosamond Rice
About 85 Dade county community
leaders in business, industry and the pro-
fessions took a 50-mile business trip
through the county's farming area last
month and discovered there are major
crops other than tourism.
In fact, they found out Dade ranks sec-
ond in the state and sixth nationally in
vegetable production. And that Dade,
whose big crop is tourists in Miami and
Miami Beach, leads Florida in produc-
tion of limes, tomatoes, pole beans and
It was the fourth annual Agricultural
Field Day, tour and luncheon sponsored
by the Miami-Dade County Chamber of
Commerce Agricultural Division. This
year's goal was to show what agricultural
research does for agricultural business.
As Jim Griffin, president of the cham-
ber's agricultural division declared: "We
want to make you aware just how exten-
sive agriculture is in Dade county, where
you ordinarily think of tourists."
The major stops were at the Universi-
ty of Florida's state agricultural experi-
ment station, the U.S. plant introduction
station and market quality research di-
vision, all in South Dade.
Among the plants at the introduction
station being tested to see if they are
practical for commercial growing in this
country are rubber, cacao (chocolate),
It is in the quality research division
that controlled atmosphere, which has
kept apples in good condition for as much
as a year, is being tested. This form of
preservation, if proved practical, would
permit farmers to put their commodities
on the market at the best time to com-
mand top prices. Experimentation here
now centers on limes, avocados and man-
The agricultural experiment station is
testing various crops-apples is one, ly-
chee nuts another-to determine if they
can be grown successfully in Florida.
The touring VIPs were driven through
fields of corn, potatoes, tomatoes, squash.
beans, and other vegetables where ex-
tensive experiments are being made with
pest control, improved breeding and
planting in plastic.
Lunch, consisting entirely of Dade
County products, from pole beans to
chicken to strawberries to milk, was serv-
ed in an open air dining room.
FIRE IS TERRIBLE!
Your home is probably your most expensive investment. Fire can destroy
it without warning-because no home is fireproof. Your own Farm Bureau
company can sell you the fire insurance you need. See your local Farm Bureau
agent today or write Ray B. Mosley, manager...
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Florida Agriculture, May, 1966
Chester and Helen, an Eskimo couple, who meet every Farm
Bureau tour to Alaska. Two tours for FB members are planned
for next month. Description is printed in the accompanying
story. See note at end of story telling how to get free details.
By Kenneth E. Goy, General Manager
Farm Bureau Travel Services*
Farm Bureau members with an itchy foot will be
able to cure their malady with any one of a number of
quality Farmer-to-Farmer tour programs being offered
during the summer and fall of this year. Wherever in
the world they want to go, Farm Bureau can take them
there; and in style. Common with all the tours is an
opportunity, available only through Farm Bureau, to
visit with local farmers and agricultural leaders in the
various countries they visit during their travels.
First of the tours to depart will be to our largest
state, Alaska, on June 1 with a second departure on
June 8. Considered by many to be America's last fron-
tier, Alaska offers the traveler the natural scenic beauty
and rugged wilderness that have all but disappeared
from the "lower 48," as Alaskans refer to the rest of the
country. Tour participants will have the opportunity
to visit with many of the farm people who migrated to
Alaska during the 30's and settled in the now famous
Matanuska Valley. It is here that the giant vegetables
are grown during the short 150 day growing season, in-
cluding cabbages weighing in excess of 40 pounds. High-
lights of the tour will include a trip to the Eskimo vil-
lage of Kotzebue, north of the Arctic Circle and a four
day cruise along the famed Inside Passage to enjoy some
of the spectacular coastline of western Canada.
Also in June another tour will depart to visit an-
other section of our beautiful land. The Western Parks
Tour will visit the National Parks and Monuments in
seven states, including Mount Rushmore, Grand Teton,
the Rocky Mountains, and our first and largest National
Park, Yellowstone, with its famous Old Faithful Geyser.
Also included will be get together with Farm Bureau
members in Wyoming, Colorado and Arizona. And for
those who wish to try their skill with Lady Luck, there
will be a visit to the glamorous city of Las Vegas.
For those who would like to venture a bit further
from home, on June 17, a 29 day tour to Europe will be-
gin to include the beautiful and historic cities of Holland,
France, Italy, and Switzerland. First stop will be in
Amsterdam and a tour to the Zuider Zee with its quaint
fishing villages where the native costumes and wooden
shoes are still worn. Traveling south through the heart
of Europe, the tour will make stops at Cologne with its
magnificent cathedral, Boppard to begin a cruise down
the picturesque Rhine River, and Lucerne to spend the
night along the exquisite Lake of Lucerne surrounded
by towering, snow-capped mountain peaks. Arriving
in Italy, tour participants will relive history with sight-
seeing trips to the Colosseum in Rome, the medieval
town of Siena and a visit to the city of Pisa to view its
famed Leaning Tower. Before returning home the
group will see the French Riviera, the tiny principality
of Monaco, and the exciting, continental city of Paris.
Readers may also ask about tours planned for this
Fall. They include a trip through New England during
the Color Foliage season, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2; a tour of
the Holy Land (Oct. 12) and a pre-convention tour and
cruise which ends at the AFBF convention in Las Vegas,
For free information write Kenneth E. Goy, general
manager, Farm Bureau Travel Services, 4350 SW 13th
St., Gainesville, Florida. He will send you without
charge brochures, pictures and prices of the trips. If
you have specific questions feel free to ask Mr. Goy.
Florida Agriculture, May, 1966
RISING COST OF INSURANCE
By Ray V. Moseley, Executive Vice President
Florida Farm Bureau Insurance Companies
The cost of auto insurance is de-
termined to a large degree. by the
amount paid for claims. For 20
years, claims have been rising stead-
ily. The principal factors influenc-
ing this trend are increases in: traf-
fic accidents; hospital and medical
costs; new auto prices; parts re-
placement prices; labor repair costs;
auto thefts; July awards; exagger-
ated, padded or fraudulent claims;
and unethical practices by some law-
yers and doctors.
Here are some examples of the
inflation that besets the insurance
An all-time high of 48,000 per-
sons were killed in traffic acci-
dents in 1964-an increase of 4,400
over 1963. A total of 2,000,000 men,
women and children suffered disabl-
Auto thefts in the U.S. in 1964
increased 17% over 1963 to a record
high of 466,805 stolen cars.
A hospital room cost 86% more
in 1964 than it did in 1954 (or 295%
more than 1946!)
The average verdict in the New
York Supreme Court increased
245% between 1940 and 1963, while
the cost-of-living index rose only
119%. In San Francisco between
1952 and 1962, the average injury
verdict rose more than seven times
as fast as the cost of living.
Every citizen especially every
automobile owner and driver can
help keep the cost of automobile in-
surance at a reasonable level. Here
are some simple suggestions to fol-
1. Be a courteous, careful driver;
help reduce the nation's rising acci-
2. Express your indignation to
the press, to local officials and to
legislators when enforcement of the
motor vehicle laws is lax and courts
are lenient with irresponsible drivers.
3. Support traffic safety pro-
4. If you have an insurance claim,
ask only for what you are entitled.
5. Remove the keys from the ig-
nition and lock the doors whenever
you leave your car.
6. Do your duty and serve on a
jury. Good citizens make good
7. As a juror, render a just, equi-
table verdict. Remember that the
money to pay claims comes from the
insuring public. Unwarranted ver-
dicts increase the cost of insurance
to you, your friends and your neigh-
"Action Program" film presented to State by Farm Bureau
A new traffic accident prevention film, produced for
the President's Committee for traffic safety, was presented
recently to the State of Florida. The presentation was made
in Tallahassee by Arthur E. Karst, president of the Florida
Farm Bureau and Ray V. Moseley, Jr., executive vice presi-
dent, Farm Bureau Insurance Companies. Governor Haydon
Burns accepted for the State.
Produced under a contract with the U. S. Bureau of
Public Roads, the film is entitled "Action Program: The
Master Plan to Prevent Traffic Accidents." It dramatizes the
balanced Highway Safety Action Program, advocated by
the President's Committee and supported by all major
national traffic safety organizations.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety plans to
present prints of the Action Program film to the 50 state
governors, as well as the Puerto Rico and the District of
The IIHS, sponsored by three insurance trade associa-
tions, was established in 1959 to help officials and citizens
of the several states to implement well-balanced traffic
It shows in dramatic fashion what the program consists
of and how it can help cities and states develop and main-
tain their own Action Programs for Traffic Safety. Further
it will help the states meet the federal highway safety
standards required by the Secretary of Commerce.
In making the presentation to the Governor Mr.
It is the sincere wish of the Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety that this film will be made available to
official and civic organizations throughout the state and
that thousands of our fellow citizens will be reached with
its life-saving message.
Florida Agriculture, May, 1966
COUNTY FARM BUREAU ACTIVITIES
A round-up of people and events on the local scene throughout the
state... a cross section of ideas which may be copied and expanded upon
Julian Proctor, box 352, DeLand, FFBF
Fieldman for district three reports that:
Pasco County held its quarterly mem-
bership meeting at the Agricultural
Center Building in Dade
SCity recently. Frank Tro-
villion of Florida Citrus
Mutual was the guest
speaker and gave a highly
informative talk on the
work of the Agricultural
Tax Council, The Tax As-
Proctor sessors' Guide and Ad Val-
orem taxes as they affect
farm properties after which he conducted
a question and answer period for the
benefit of the interested parties present.
Hillsborough County's Seth Alderman
was recently elected president of the
Hillsborough Cattlemen's Association for
the coming year. A life-long cattleman
as well as citrus producer, Seth finds
time from his business to be active in
civic and agricultural affairs. He is a
member of the Board of Directors of
Hillsborough County Farm Bureau, active
in the Ruskin Rotary Club, Chairman of
the F.F.A. Advisory Council of East Bay
High School and many other active
interests. Mr. Seth Alderman, we con-
Jim Smith, President of the Hills-
borough County Farm Bureau and a
State Director of the Florida Farm
Bureau Federation, was greatly surprised
at a recent County Directors Meeting
when the members of his Board and the
county office staff turned the Director's
Meeting into a surprise birthday party-
for Mr. Smith! (See photo below.)
Osceola County's Board of Directors
recently met and decided to handle the
Tire Program for their county. The
Directors chose to do this as a result of
James Smith, Sr., Rt. 1, Box 266 Odessa, is
seen being surprised with a birthday cake
and party as described in Julian Proctor's
column above. Mr. Smith is president of
Hillsborough County FB and member of
the FFBF board of directors.
research carried out by Ross Lanier, the
County President. Osceola County Farm
Bureau is small, but very active in agri-
cultural affairs and believe in member-
Sumter County and we all join together
in expressing our sincere sympathy to the
friends and family of Mr. Henry Nichols,
the late president of Sumter County
Farm Bureau. We shall greatly miss this
devoted man and his services.
Lake County's Board of Directors at
their regular monthly meeting had Bob
Norris, outgoing County
Agricultural Agent, in-
troduce Earl Kelley, the
new County Agent for p.
Lake County. Mr. Kelley
told the Board of his feel-
ings about agriculture in
Lake Counity and of his
willingness to help in any Kelley
way possible. Not even
Mr. Kelley will deny the fact that he will
have a large pair of boots to fill and we
all wish him the best in doing so. Mr.
Norris will work for Florida Citrus
Mutual upon retirement from the posi-
tion as County Agent for Lake County.
Our loss is Florida Citrus Mutual's gain.
We know Mr. Norris will do well in his
Manatee County recently held a
special meeting in conjunction with
the County Agricultural Department
and had Bobby Bennett of Florida
Farm Bureau Federation Farm Records
Program Department as guest speaker.
This meeting was for all persons, non-
Farm Bureau members as well as mem-
bers. Mr. Bennett explained the Farm
Records Program to those present and
followed his discussion by a question and
answer period.-Julian Proctor.
Kent Doke, Rt. 1, Alachua, FFBF's
fieldman for district two says things
have really been jumping
in the District during
the past few weeks. By the
time this comes out, tobac-
co and corn will have been
planted and tobacco gath-
ering will be almost here.
Even though everyone has
been about as busy as a Doke
one-armed paper hanger
with the hives, meetings have been going
on as usual and many things have been
accomplished. Kent also reports that:
Nassau County Farm Bureau has
acquired Ted Driggers as tire dealer. Be-
fore this date Nassau members were
using Duval's tire dealer.
Pictured are Mr. and Mrs. George
Rawson receiving a plaque from past
President Hubert Maltby for their long
and diligent service to the Putnam-St.
Johns County Farm Bureau. They have
been on the Board since the founding of
the organization. These are the kind of
people we need all over the State. The
Putnam-St. Johns County Farm Bureau
also acquired a beautiful lot and plans are
being made for a building in the near
Marion is believed to be the first county
in the state to build and outgrow one
building and to build again. It's brand
new county office structure is located on
Florida 200 between Ocala and Interstate
75 and about 300 yards from the Central
Florida Junior College. (By next issue
shrubbery and other landscaping will
have been completed so that a good
picture can be printed. Watch for it.)
Lafayette County Farm Bureau pres-
ented a certificate of appreciation to Mrs.
Ben Thomas for the many years of ser-
vice that her husband, Mr. Ben Thomas,
devoted to Lafayette County Farm
Bureau. Mr. Thomas died in March of
1966. Mrs. Thomas, also a faithful
worker in Farm Bureau, received re-
cognition for her service to the county.-
Jim Turnbull, box 1298, Avon Park,
FFBF Fieldman for district four says: by
now a large number of
members around the Dis-
trict have heard of our
State Growth Committee '
Report for expanding our
organization. We held
three area Board Meetings
in the South Florida Dis-
trict which were well Turnbull
attended; in fact, each
county was represented by some of their
Mr. and Mrs. George Rawson of Putnam-St.
Johns County FB are seen receiving plaque
from past president Hubert Maltby for their
long and diligent service to FB. (See item
in Kent Doke's column, this page).
Florida Agriculture, May, 1966
FIELD SERVICES REPORT
Growth Committee: We have already met with
several county boards of directors and the Farm Bureau
Service Agents and by the time you read this, we will
have met with almost all of them throughout the State.
We began these meetings in the South Florida area
and Chairman Walter Kautz of the Growth Committee
kicked off the first three meetings and they were very
The purpose of these meetings is to give the Com-
mittee's recommendations for an Expanded Program in
Farm Bureau and recommendations for financing the
Everglades Farm Bureau was the first county to
adopt the recommendations and they were followed by
several other counties in the South Florida area. By
action of the Board of Directors Indian River, St. Lucie,
Lee, and Madison counties have voted to adopt the
Committee's proposals. Several people at the meetings
indicated they were in favor; however, they have not
met with their Boards for a final decision yet.
We will give you the complete report on this in the
next issue of FLORIDA AGRICULTURE.
is Haveard, director FFBF Dept. of Field Services
T.B.A. Division: We are pleased to announce the
appointment of Robert D. Jordan to assist us in the
Tire and Battery Program. Mr. Jordan is
a graduate of the University of Florida, is
41 years of age, is married, has two chil-
dren and resides at 827 S.E. Second Ave-
nue in Gainesville.
Bob brings with him a lot of experi-
ence that will be very helpful to us in serv-
ing the needs of the members in the Tire
and Battery Program. He will assume his duties June
6 and we welcome him as the newest member of our
Field Services Department.
Membership Department: Our membership con-
tinues to increase over last year's total and we now
have 33,860 which is 686 over last year's total mem-
How much is a membership worth in dollars and
cents? See the item on page 3. One small rancher
itemized the benefits from his membership, and came
up with $3461.00.
Board Members at one of the three meet-
ings. On April 5, we met in Ft. Pierce
with Directors from Indian River, St.
Lucie, Okeechobee and Martin. Our
State President, Arthur E. (Art) Karst,
met with us as a Board Member from
Indian River. April 6th Bob Clark, Presi-
dent of Broward and State Board mem-
ber, hosted that area for Palm Beach,
Everglades, Broward and Dade. Then
on April 7th we met in LaBelle with
Hendry, Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades
and Highlands. This meeting, as was
all of them, was well attended.
Our program and main purpose was to
present to local Board of Directors our
State Growth Committee Report. This
was done very well by Walter Kautz,
State Treasurer and Growth Committee
Chairman, and Lewis Haveard, Director
of Field Services. FFBF.
I am happy to report to each of you
that for the most part the Committee
Recommendations were well received and
a good many of our Directors felt that
this expansion of our services would en-
hance and enlarge our services as an
organization to agriculture.
It would, of course, be in keeping with
fair play to also state that there were
some questions as to the method of
obtaining the objectives of the Growth
Committee but as our membership ex-
plores the Committee Report and what
it hopes to accomplish, I know we will
emerge with a strong and serviceable
program to progress even further. Farm
Bureau is and should continue to be the
voice of all agriculture in Florida.
See you around the District. Jim
Below is an archectect's sketch of the new
Orange County Farm Bureau building, now
under construction. The structure is being
erected at 2750 West Washington Street,
just west of Orlando on the Old Winter
Garden Road. The property was purchased
several years ago for $35,000 and has
since been paid off completely. An old
house has been used as temporary offices
pending construction of the new building.
The new office will cost $50,000. The
entire amount was raised within five
hours after Orange County announced that
bonds would be for sale to members. The
3328 square foot structure is expected to
be completed in about two months. The
bureau's building committee includes:
Jack Ross, chairman, vice president; Don
F. Rybolt, president; Harold Henschen, sec-
treas; Bob Pittman, a director and former
president; and Thurman Wright, county
FB service agency manager. Mrs. Eliza-
beth Russell is office secretary.
Florida Agriculture, May, 1966
.. RURAL YOUTH
June is Dairy Month. The cover of this issue is published
in honor of that occasion. In Florida youth play a big part
St lin publicizing the annual event, sponsored
by the American Dairy Ass'n. Here in
SFlorida the annual Dairy Princess contest
comes up June 9-10. The winner will be
Crowned by out-going princess Ruth Ann
Moore of Bradenton. As in the past the
girl selected will represent the dairy in-
odustry for the coming year and will receive
prizes, travel and fun. (For more informa-
S tion about the contest write Mrs. Dorothy
C. Doerr, American Dairy Ass'n of Fla.,
Box 7854, Orlando).
Two $1000 College Scholarships are again available to sons
or daughters of Farm Bureau members. As in the past the
scholarships are made available by the Winn-Dixie Grocery
Company. Deadline for filling applications is June 14. Applica-
tion forms are now in local County Farm Bureau offices or you
may write Florida Farm Bureau, 4350 SW 13th St., Gainesville.
Last year's winners were: Carolyn Conner of Bartow and Crier
Wells of High Springs. One of the scholarships is presented to
a girl and the other to a boy, as in the past.
A former Winn-Dixie Farm Bureau scholarship winner,
Jack P. Dodd, of Goldenrod (Seminole) has been named assis-
tant director of the Florida Department of Agriculture's div-
ision of dairy industry. Another former winner, Kent Doke,
George K. Mullis (left) is seen receiving a plaque after being is now a field representative for the Florida Farm Bureau.
named outstanding young farmer in Duval County recently. Jake
Godbold, president of the Jacksonville Jaycees, presents the Former Deland (Volusia) High School student, Martha
award in behalf of his organization. Mr. Mullis is a member of Proctor was recently accepted as a new provisional member of
the Duval County Farm Bureau and is manager of Mullis Poultry, the Junior Welfare League of Deland. She is the wife of Jul-
Inc. He was selected from a field of nominees because of "the ian Proctor, field representative for the FFBF.
progress of his agricultural career, the extent of soil and water
conservation practices implemented in his business and his overall Gadsden County 4-H Girls entertained that county's Farm
contributions to his community, Florida and the nation". The Bureau directors and wives at their meeting in Quincy last
month. Kay Wolfe, Quincy, spoke on "Citizenship in 4-H".
photograph appeared in the Florida Times Union and was loaned Gretna 4-H members gave a demonstration on "The Value of
to FA for this issue by that newspaper. Duval FB President Her- Farm Co-operatives". The group included Lutreell Edenfield,
man Jones and Walter Welkener, member of the FFBF board, Jean Thompson, Barbara Mahaffey and Sue Vickers.
secured the picture for this page.
Rural youth took active parts in the recent Sarasota County Fair.
The pictures below were taken during that event. (Left) Florida
(Note from Editor to Youth Readers: If you like this section of Agricultural Commissioner Doyle Conner is seen talking to David
Florida Agriculture please write us. The address is 4350 SW 13th Bixler (L), vice president of the Sarasota Future Farmers of
America and Bruce Cook, president. The photo at right is the
St., Gainesville. If you have suggestions or criticisms send them 4-H Club booth at the Sarasota fair. In the group are L to R:
along. Also if you go away to college let us know and we'll send George Stephens, Dortrea Stephens and Myron Pledger. The
the magazine to your school address free of charge.) pictures were made by a Sarasota Herald Tribune Photographer
and secured for this issue by the Sarasota County Farm Bureau.
RIm 1 w-kll U I 1. n -i al
florida Agriculture, May, 1966
RURAL HUMOR: Down on
the farm, the hired hand
Sold his boss, "I'm figurin'
Ion getting' married come
Fourth of July and I'd like
to borrow the car." The
farmer nodded consent,
-iFFY and asked, "Who's the
Lucky girl?". The hand
answered, "Ain't picked her
I. out yet-wanted to be sure
of getting the car first."-
la From Orlando Sentinel.
A movie to emphasize physical fitness, mainly for teen-
age girls, is to be produced. Groups contributing to the pro-
duction are the President's Council on Physical Fitness, the
Lifetime Sports Foundation and the American Dairy Ass'n.
The movie will try to encourage girls to be interested in fitness
as a means of achieving their goals in life. A well-balanced diet,
exercise, rest and other things that contribute to fitness will he
Florida Future Farmers state convention takes place the
week of June 14-17, in Daytona Beach. Special rates for students
have been announced by several hotels there. Write Harry E.
Wood, ass't director, Vocational Agricultural Dept., Department
of Education, Tallahassee.
The American Angus Women's Auxiliary has announced
that it will award two college scholarships; one for $500 and the
other for $300. The awards are made to qualified 4-H Club
Girls. Applications must be received by June 25. Local
County Agents have information.
A potato pig may be made from things around the farm.
Children wishing to make presents can easily turn out a potato
pig. Carrots are used for ears, legs and snout; pipe cleaners for
curly tails and raisins for eyes. For more information write
editor, FA, 4350 SW 13th St., Gainesville.
(Left below) These 11 Orange Countians received certificates recently upon completion of a Driver Improvement course sponsored by
the Orange County Farm Bureau and the Farm Bureau Insurance Companies. Through films, talks and graphic demonstrations the
instructors pointed out errors frequently made in driving; the proper methods of coping with traffic hazards and the defensive driving
techniques which help to prevent accidents. Sgt. Bob Kilgo (center rear) safety officer of the Florida Highway Patrol and Robert D.
Fuhrman, special representative for the Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, were the instructors. Similar courses are being conducted
in other parts of Florida. (Right) Newly crowned North Florida Strawberry Queen, Veda Fish of Glen St. Mary, is seen passing out
prime North Florida strawberries in the cabinet room at the state Capitol. The event took place at a recent cabinet meeting and each
member received some of the berries. In the picture are: Doyle Conner, secretary of Agriculture; Fred Dickinson, Comptroller; and
Peter Novak, manager of the Bradford-Starke C of C.
Flarido Agriculture, May, 1966
(Above) Jack Fletcher, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Maxwell
Fletcher, of Greensboro, is seen here with the prize steer
which he raised. The animal was purchased by George E.
Johnson, Gadsden, County Service Agent in co-operation with
the Gadsden County Farm Bureau. In a letter to Mr. Johnson,
Jack wrote: I wish to thank you for buying my steer. The
money I make will go to my college fund.
H FOR AND ABOUT FARM WOMEN
By Mrs. Geo. W. Munroe, Chairman, FFBF Women's Committee
The First Primary is over and we know who will "God is the cornerstone upon which we must build
be in the next primary or in the general election cam- good government. Mrs. Bella Dodd, an ex-communist,
paign. We may or may not have gotten our favorite says: 'When we stop trusting in God, when we reject
person in the race, and if not measure the ones in the the principals that we are His creatures, subject to His
"final stretch" to see who believes and thinks like laws, when we switch from morality under God to mor-
Farm Bureau. ality by government committees and ethics, we will
I have repeatedly said and truly believe that the witness more than the end of law and order in our coun-
person should be voted upon and try-we will witness the end of our
not the party. We can't stop work- country itself."
ing until after November. This Following are some Women's
comes under Good Government. activities in counties over the state
At the AFBF Convention a talk ii as reported to me by County FB
on Good Government was given by Women's committees:
Mrs. Lamb of New York, a member LAKE-helped with an import-
of the AFBF's Women's Committee ant meeting where Jim Hayes, re-
and I quote a little for your thought: tired dairy extension specialist
"The derivation of these two spoke; worked on reception for new
words is not only interesting, it of- -county agent; Mrs. Ray Robbins
fers us a challenge. In old English heads the ladies in this project.
text books the word 'good' was JEFFERSON-FB joined wom-
spelled 'god' and the word 'govern' -en's auxiliary of the Monticello
is derived from a Greek word mean- "Why do you need a new mop.. .expecting American Legion Post (involvement
ing 'to steer.' Combine these two that one to get broken soon?" with other organizations) preparing
and you have 'god-steering.' These words produce supper for a joint meeting. Major Robert Lockridge,
a comforting image I am sure. Is it the image our gov- deputy district engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of En-
ernment presents today? In adding the second 'o' gineers, spoke and showed slides on Viet Nam.
have we taken God out entirely? Do we still accord COLUMBIA-Working hard on Winn-Dixie Farm
Him due respect and do we still turn to Him for guid- Bureau Scholarships award.
ance? Does 'good government' still signify 'God- POLK-Most interest centered around a new
Steering'? column in Polk County FB's newsletter by the ladies.
Humpty-Dumpty PJ & Slipper Bag All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put Humpty-Dumpty to-
gether again but PRIMS has managed to do the job quite delightfully with their version of this favorite little
nursery rhyme character. Women who sew will find it fun to make for youngsters-and bright-eyed Susans and Billys
will stuff their pajamas in Humpty-Dumpty's back and place their slippers on his feet. With his sparkling Halo-button
eyes and all dressed up in his red-and-white cotton suit, Humpty-Dumpty makes a colorful and useful companion for any
little boy or girl. This is an exclusive for readers of Florida Agriculture. Free pattern and directions may be obtained
by writing Martha Zehnor, assistant to editor, Florida Agriculture, 4350 SW 13th St., Gainesville, Florida.
Florida Agriculture, May, 1966
Simplicity, informality and imagination are secrets of
happy entertaining. Food that is simple yet delicious
and original is part of the successful hostess plan. One
of the "right" answers to the party food problem is
Grapefruit Upside-Down Cake served warm with Or-
ange Cream Fluff. Tangy grapefruit glistens with a
brown sugar glaze that has the spicy sparkle of a bit
of cinnamon and nutmeg added. Cherries also glisten
on this glorious-looking cake. Made from a new mix
-Tropical Mist Cake Mix that boasts a delicate blend
of lemon, orange and vanilla flavors, the tender, fruit-
flavored cake is a perfect companion of the glazed
grapefruit. The tart-sweet topping adds the final
elegant touch. To make it, vanilla pudding mix is
flavored with perky orange juice and lively lemon
juice, blended with whipped cream-and it becomes
glorious Orange Cream Fluffl You'll want to add
this simple yet delicious recipe to your list of favorites.
A free recipe for making the Grapefruit Upside-Down
cake with orange cream fluff may be obtained by
writing Nan Holland, Betty Crocker Kitchens, General
Mills, 9200 Wayzata Blvd., Minneapolis Minn. 55440.
WASHINGTON Some very post he held for 11 years. The me-
needed commnuity work is being morial was presented to Mrs.
done. Thomas for the excellent leadership
ST. LUCIE-First fair and 27 and outstanding accomplishments
ladies worked three days helping, Mr. Thomas gave to the organiza-
(community work). tion.
EVERGLADES The ladies are ALACHUA Our State FFBF
working like mad to raise money to building was the scene of a recent
pay for a coke machine and cabinets session called "What's New in Men's
in the kitchen of their new building. and Boys' Clothing of the Jet Age."
A 40 cup coffee urn has already been Mrs. Josephine McSwine, extension
purchased. home economist, worked on the pro-
LAFAYETTE Mrs. Theressa ject a long time.
Thomas, wife of the late Ben F. HIGHLANDS-Mrs. Lucille Da-
Thomas, was presented a memorial
at the April meeting of the Farm
Bureau, by its president, Wayman
past president of Lafayette FB, a
9083. Fashionable shell blouse plus
outgoing skirt. Half sizes 12'/2; 14%;
161/2; 18/; 201/2; 22%.
9297. Seam-superb princess with uni-
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12, 14, 16, 18.
9456. This trio will take you crisply r
thru the summer. Misses' sizes 10, 12, 14,
16, 18, 20.
9357. Four necklines-each so fresh and
flattering. All based on the dart-shaped
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Order from: Florida Agriculture, pattern 9297
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vis and Mrs. Marie Elliott were
awarded honorary degrees by the
Sebring Future Farmers of America
last month for their assistance at
the banquets each year.
LEVY-A small appliance work-
shop was held at the Farm Bureau
building on April 28. Mrs. Ray Pet-
tis, extension safety leader, was the
This is the last issue of Florida
Agriculture until September. Keep
up the good work during the summer
Florida Agriculture, May, 1966
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gas, diesel engines, parts; hydraulic dozer units. Ben Lom-
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3" DIESEL POWERED PUMPS from $385. 1 late model
Continental 226 power unit, enclosed and with PTO clutch;
used 10 hours $525 Southern Diesel Sales, Fort Myers,
Florida. Phone WY 5-2555.
HUNTING & FISHING
Collapsible FARM-POND-FISH-TRAPS; Animal Traps. POST-
PAID. FREE information, pictures. SHAWNEE, 3934 C Buena
Vista, Dallas 4, Texas.
INSECT Pests Biting, crop-destroying, mosquitoes, moths,
boll worms, etc. Oc month. Free information. Sing Sing
Bug Chair, Box M204, Metamora, Mich. 48455.
LIVESTOCK & SUPPLIES
CALIFORNIA MASTITIS Test kit. Developed at the University
of California. Paddle, applicator, record sheets and reagent
concentrate makes one gallon, $9.60 complete. Nitrofurazone
solution 0.2% gallon, $15.00, pint $3.00 postpaid. Service
Distributors, Box 296, Weatherford, Tex.
"SUCCESS WITH BUCKET FED CALVES' order booklet
today. $1.00 cash or MO to: "Booklets", Box 98 Phenix
HAY AND STRAW in carload lots. TED LANG, Westfield,
HOLSTEINS Grade A Foundation, 50 Cow Herd. 490
pound Butterfat, 13,10 pound Milk. 25 Years DHIA Records.
Artificial Breeding. Hinds Farms, Willow Springs, Mo., Phone
MAKE MONEY raising Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Mink or Chin-
chillas for us. Write for free information. KEENEY BROTHERS,
New Freedom, Pennsylvania.
ALL BRAND NAME Latex products. Write for free confiden-
tial wholesale price lists. Distributor Sales, Dept. 3365, 3000
Truman, Kansas City, Mo. 64127.
RARE POULTRY. Pigeons and tropical birds. Stamp for illus-
trated catalog. Scott's Bird Farm, Land O'Lakes, Fla.
UNCIRCULATED SILVER DOLLARS: 1883-0, $2.00 prepaid.
Arkansas Coin Co., P.O. Box 491, Newport, Ark.
BOXES, HARDWOOD, 14"x14"x30" i%" sides) topless.
Delivered $1.00 each by hundred. 80c delivered unassembled.
Wood Products, Box 167, DeArmanville, Ala. 36257.
CHRISTIAN TRACTS mailed to addresses you select, samples
Free. Adrian H. Whitcomb, Christian Tract Center, 3905
Victoria, Hampton, Va.
BEAUTIFUL OIL PORTRAITS in lifelike color painted from
your favorite photograph. Prices very reasonable. Free in-
formation. Chandler's Copperhill 3, Tenn.
TEN DIFFERENT INDIAN CENTS $2.85; V-Nickels $2.75;
Silver Dollars $15.95 free pricelist. Edel's, Carlyle, III. 62231
UNCIRCULATED SILVER Dollars: 1880-S, 1881-S, 1882-S,
1883-0, 1884-0, $2.50 ea., or all 5 for $11.50 Benny H.
Bennett, 720 Newport Ave., Newport, Ark.
PENTA PRESSURE TREATED FOR LONG LIFE
COLEMAN-EVANS WOOD PRESERVING CO.
Whitehouse, Florida Phone EL 6-6453 or EV 7-4383
POEMS & SONGS WANTED. All types. Royalty offer, Free
examination. Mail to Tin Pan Alley, Inc., 1650 Broadway,
New York, N.Y. 10019
POEMS WANTED for new songs. Send poems, Five Star Music,
6-B Beacon, Boston 8, Mass.
PLANTS & NURSERY STOCK
SWEET POTATO PLANTS
CENTENNIALS "VINELESS PORTO RICOS"-NANCY HALLS
COPPERSKIN GOLD RUSH PORTO RICOS and RED YAMS
300 $1.50 500 $ 2.00
1000 $3.50 5000 $13.75
THE PLANT HOUSE
Box 574 Gleason, Tenn. 38229
BLACKBERRY PLANTS, FLORDAGRAND, Okiawaha & Brazo.
Write for information and prices to Grand Island Nurseries,
Inc., Box 906, Eustis, Florida 32726.
FANCY & ORNAMENTAL PEPPERS 25 Different Varieties.
Red Rose, Yellow Rose, Purple Rosette, Bouquet, Christmas
Bells, Variegated Leaf, Purple Cluster, Peter Piper, Rooster
Spur, Snowdrop and others. Liberal amount mixed $1.00 and
self-addressed stamped envelope. D. A. Greene, Box 32,
Gray, Ca. 31032.
CITRUS TREES Immediate Delivery
3,000 Valencia on lemon, 5/g" caliper
1,000 Pineapple on lemon, 5/8" caliper
5,000 Hamlin on sour, 5/ caliper
10,000 Hamlin on sour available for fall planting
Henry Gibbs Citrus Nursery
Rt. 1, Box 229 Call FR 5-2582 Bowling Green, Florida
FLA. & VA. Business & House Trailer parking lots; also
houses & rooms for rent. Citrus land wanted, Christian tracts
free Adrian H Whitcomb Bne 233 Newnort News. Va
SEVERAL good registered Polled Hereford bulls. Ready for
service. F. B. Bunch, 208 Lake Morton Dr., Lakeland, Fla. 200 FT. WATER FRONTAGE on beautiful lake, 2 furnished
682-6341. cottages .resort business and living quarters. Good terms.
F. Rizzottb, "Lake lola", Dade City, Florida.
REGISTERED BROWN SWISS heifers, yearling bulls, artificially
sired by Bingo, Midnite & Future. C. L Buckingham, Dodge-
LARGE SELECTION of Holsteins cows and heifers. 200 on
hand. Fieldman service Call or wCte Roman Laufenberg, Iron
Ridge, Wis. Phone Mayville 387-3935.
Select Holstein & Jersey Springers
Large selection on hand at all times. Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Tested for Bangs & T.B. Financing Available Phone Collect:
Bob Curley. 965-1426 or Colonel Cy Cooper, 683-0997, PALM
BEACH CATTLE CO., 8282 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach,
CHOICE DAIRY HEIFERS
FOR SALE AT ALL TIMES. 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE
PONTONTOC, MISS 489-3667
JERSEY AND GUERNSEY HEIFERS
Heavy springer, bred or open. Also Jersey & Guernsey cows,
fresh or springer 250 to 300 head on hand at all times to
choose from. Mostly calfhood vaccinated. All animals shipped
by Federal regulation of your state. I deliver. ELLIS W.
TAYLOR, Route 1, Stratford, Missour. Phone RE 6-2755.
500 head of Indiana's finest Holsteins to select from. Close
heifers and heifers due to freshen from now till fall. Calf-
hood vaccinated. These hefers are sired by bulls with high
production records Will delver direct to your farm.
Route 2, Box 380 Phone 317- 839-6575
JEFFERSON CO. HOLSTEIN BREEDERS' ASSN.
Registered and Grade Holsteins
Available from top DHIA accredited herds, many using art-
ificial breeding. Heifers at all ages, good young cows Come
and make your own selections or will buy on order at
your direction. Financing available. Free fieldman services.
Write-wire-phone for prices: WILL BETSCHLER, Fieldman,
Helenville, Wis. Office in Black Hawk Hotel, Fort Atkinson,
Wis. Phone JOrdan 3-2329.
Res. Phone LYnwood 3-2351 at Sullivan, Wis.
1,010 ACRES flat prairie land, $70 per acre. 29 per cent
down. Only 30 miles from Lakeland. See R. C. Leis or R. L.
Gardner at Dick's Realty, 1011 E. Main, Lakeland Fla. Phone
MUST SELL 250 acres Okeechobee Co. 1/2 mile frontage on
US 441 high citrus land bordering Indian River and Osceola
Counties. $225 per acre. Write Box 116, Hollywood, Fla.
Phone YU 3-5030.
2800 ACRES $119 per acre. Over 500 acres in lake -
paved St. Hwy. frontage, beautiful oak hammocks plus plenty
of high, dry, rolling land, suitable for cattle ranch, hunting
preserve, extra good subdivision potential. Write Joe Cobb,
Realtor, Parkview Bldg., Dunnellon, Florida. 489-2261.
417 ACRE DAIRY Farm, southwest Georgia, near Americus.
Dispersal sale includes 65 Holsteins, 1,300 lb. milk base. Two
lovely homes, 3 bdrms and baths. All machinery. 30-acre
peanut allotment. 18 acres of pecans, Coastal Bermuda and
Bahia pastures, 3 wells, 3 trench silos, everything is first
class. Father and son dissolving partnership. Don Mosser,
Broker, 1800 N Slappey Blvd., Albany Ga. Ph 912-432-2316,
SCHOOLS & INSTRUCTION
NORTH TEXAS Horseshoeing Institute. Classes instructed by
Master Farrier. Next class begins June 6. Write 322 E. N-W
Hiway, Grapevine, Texas 76051 or phone 817-289-4433.
LEARN AUCTIONEERING. Term Soon. Free Catalog. The
Reisch American School of Auctioneering, Inc., Mason City
LEARN AUCTIONEERING: Write National Auction Institute
P.O. Drawer B, Bryan Texas 77801.
AUCTION SCHOOL, Ft. Smith, Ark Free Catalog. Term soon.
Home Study Courses Available.
LEARN AUCTIONEERING. Homestudy course, free sample
chant. Better, easier. Nationally recognized school. Nelson
Auction School, 16800 Whitcomb, Detroit, Mich. 48235.
FOR SALE: Nameplates, badges, truck signs, decals, pressure-
sensitive labels. Free catalog, samples and quotations. Seton
Nameplate Corp. Dept. FM, New Haven, Conn. 06505
PLASTIC POSTED LAND SIGNS, extremely durable and in-
expensive. Free Sample, Minuteman, Stanfordville, N.Y.
WANTED TO BUY
$2.00 to $25 each paid for COMIC BOOKS, 1933 to 1941.
Send list. Also want newspaper comics. Jones, 6900 Shoup,
Canoga Park, Calif. 91304.
SMALL Used Grinding and mixing Mill for paste and oint-
ments any make. Stephens Laboratory, 502-Fourth street,
Crestview, Florida MU 2-2604.
"EXASPERATED with dull kitchen knives? Try finest American
handmade non-stainless. Free catalog. Webster House, 205
Dickinson Rd., Dept. F, Webster, N.Y. 14581."
"GROW YOUR FAVORITE POT PLANTS." Send $1.00 for in-
structions. Floral EnterprLze, 10175 Gravois, St. Louis 23, Mo.
BUY DIRECT, Artificial Flower materials, artfoam, styrofoam,
foliage, beads, jewelry, ribbons, fruit novelties. Discount
catalog 50c Irefundable). Boycan's, Sharon 21, Penna.
FINEST BLACK FOREST Cuckoo clocks. Shipped postpaid,
surface mail II month) from Europe. Priced from $12.00 to
$15.25. Write for free illustrations and descriptions to Vine-
yard Enterprises, Donna, Tex. 78537.
SENSATIONAL discovery, no sew fabric mender mends holes,
tears rips in all fabrics in 60 seconds. Withstands washing,
boiling, ironing, $1.00 plastic bottle guaranteed. Penny-Wise
Distributors, 2419 Hamilton, Columbus, Ga. 31904.
MULTIPRINT RUGSTRIPS 3 Ibs. $1.00. "Woolbulky" yars
$1.00 lb. Facecloths doz. $1.00. Sewnotions 50 $1.00
Buttons 800 $1.00. Laces 36 yds. $1.00 Quiltpatches 2 Ibs.
$1.00. Schaefer, Champlain, N.Y.
MONEY FOR YOUR TREASURY
Were sold in 1965 by members of many or-
ganizations. They enable you to earn money
for your treasury and make friends for your
organization. Sample FREE to official.
SANGAMON MILLS, INC.
Established 1915 Cohoes, N.Y.
ZIP CODE 12407
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Mail your entry to editor, Florida
Agriculture, 4350 SW 13th St.,
(Any member of a Farm Bureau fam-
ily may submit an entry. If a minor,
simply give name of parents, so we
can tell whose membership is listed.)
Florida Farm Bureau
4350 SW 13th St., Gainesville
Arthur E (Art) Karst, Vero Beach
Wayne Mixson, Campbellton
Walter J. Kautz. Canal Point
Richard E. (Dick) Finlay, Jo,
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
T. K. McClane, Jr., Gainesville
Richard E. (Dick) Finlay, Jay
Wayne Mixson, Campbellton
Forrest Davis, Jr., Quincy
E. H. Finlayson, Greenville
Walter Welkener, Jacksonville
Billy W. Hill, Jasper
J. J. Briolmont, Bell
E. C. Rowell, Wildwood
Charles E. Freeman, Okeechobee
Art Karst, Vero Beach
John H. Kauffman, Jr., Eustis
Bryan W. Judge, Sr, Orlando
Dudley Putnam, Bartow
A. F. Copelan'd, Arcadia
Henry Prine, Palmetto
James L. Smith, Sr., Odessa
Walter J. Kautz, Canal Point
Robert L. (Bob) Clark, Jr., Ft. Lauderdole
STATE AT LARGE
Earl Ziebarth, Pierson
(state at large)
Mrs. Francis H. Corrigan, Bradenton
Mrs. George W. Munroe, Quincy
Farm Bureau Districts
District One: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Oka-
loosa, Walton, Holmes, Jackson, Washington
and Bay Counties.
District Two: Calhoun, Gulf, Liberty,
Franklin, Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson,
Madison and Taylor Counties.
District Three: Hamilton, Suwannee, La-
fayette, Columbia, Baker, Duval, Nassau,
Bradford, Union and Clay Counties.
District Four: Dixie, Gilchrist, Alachua,
Levy, Citrus, Sumter and Hernando Counties.
District Five: St. Johns, Putnam, Flagler,
Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, Okeechobee,
St. Lucie and Martin Counties.
District Six: Marion, Lake, Seminole, Or-
ange and Osceola Counties.
District Seven: Polk, Hardee, DeSoto.
Highlands and Glades Counties.
District Eight: Pasco, Hillsborough, Pin-
ellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee
District Nine: Hendry, Palm Beach, Col-
lier, Broward, Dade and Monroe Counties
(and the Everglades Farm Bureau which is
the western section of Palm Beach County).
FLORIDA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
FOR PAST FISCAL YEAR
Cash on Hand $ 30.00
Cash in Banks 57,720.17
Accounts Receivable 21,048.17
Rent Receivable 15,479.24
Interest Receivable 247.91
Prepaid Insurance 5,601.42
Inventory Signs 62.37
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS $
Treasury Bonds and Bills,
Savings & Loan Accounts and
Farm Bureau Securities $
Land, Buildings and Equipment $481,918.40
Less Allowance for Depreciation 98,916.26
TOTAL FIXED ASSETS $
Furniture and Equipment Leased $105,540.27
S.F.B. Casualty Ins. Company
Less Allowance for Depreciation 63,239.59
TOTAL OTHER ASSETS
LIABILITIES, DEFERRED INCOME AND MEMI
Accounts Payable $ 2,175.00
Interest Payable 7,968.52
Membership Fees Due A.F.B.F. 13,935.00
Employee Withholding 91.56
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES $
LONG TERM LIABILITIES
Mortgage Payable on Building $239,055.65
Note Payable-Office Equipment 4,631.49
TOTAL LONG TERM DEBT $
TOTAL LIABILITIES $
Membership Fees, Fiscal Year 1965 $
Donated Surplus $25,000.00
Balance Nov. 1, 1964 $321,732.23
Add Excess of Income
Over Expense for
FY 1965 $ 29,938.29
Balance Oct. 31, 1965 $351,670.43
TOTAL MEMBERS EQUITY $
TOTAL LIABILITIES, DEFERRED INCOME AND
MEMBERS EQUITY $
Florida Agriculture, May, 1966
The President's Message
By Arthur E. (Art) Karst, Vero Beach
President, Florida Farm Bureau Federation
This magazine is published on the 10th each month.
It is, therefore, received in the 33,000 homes of Farm
Bureau members about half way between the two pri-
maries this time. One is past history, of course. But
the second one is important too. So, I strongly urge
all farmers, throughout Florida, to vote on May 24.
Last month your organization presented to the
State of Florida a new traffic accident prevention film.
An item about this presentation appears in this issue
on page 9.
On page 11 you will see an architect's drawing of
the new Orange County Farm Bureau's $50,000 build-
ing. As a former president of the Orange County Farm
Bureau, I wish to congratulate everyone who helped
make this new structure possible. How quickly the
money was raised is told in a short item which appears
on the same page as the picture. (Editor's note: Mr.
Karst served as President of Orange County FB prior
to moving his farming operations to Indian River Coun-
ty. He also served as president of that county or-
This magazine's staff is now in the process of com-
piling a complete list of County Farm Bureau buildings
over the state. Pictures of all of them will appear in
a later issue.
It is hard to realize that just a few short years ago
there was only one Farm Bureau building in Florida. It
was the comparatively small headquarters of the FFBF
located in an old golf course building at Winter Park.
Now of course your organization operates out of a large,
beautiful early American style building south of Gaines-
ville. Many of the County Farm Bureau buildings to-
day are several times larger and considerably more ex-
pensive than the former state organization's building in
Winter Park. This progress certainly shows up well
on the local level of Farm Bureau and all of us are
indebted to the men and women who helped make
About ten years ago the information department
of the FFBF began a movement to encourage local Farm
Bureaus to put out their own newsletters or publica-
tions. The idea has spread year by year. Today there
are 27 Counties in Florida which publish local news-
letters for their members.
These include the following counties: Alachua,
Bay, Brevard, Calhoun, Duval, Escambia, Everglades,
Hardee, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian River, Lake,
Levy, Manatee, Martin, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee,
Pasco, Polk, Santa Rosa, St. Lucie, Seminole, Sumter,
Suwannee, Union, Volusia, and Walton.
In addition there are at least four counties which
hope or plan to publish soon. They are: Glades, Hen-
dry, Lee, Madison, Pinellas, and Washington.
At the next state convention (Jacksonville) a dis-
play of all county newsletters will be set up in the Hotel
lobby. Editors will be encouraged to be on hand to
explain details of publishing to other county leaders
who may want to start one of their own.
Those of you who would like to take tours with
other Farm Bureau members may be interested in the
story on page 8. This is another service offered to mem-
bers of our growing Florida Farm Bureau.
Our youth today are our leaders of tomorrow. I'm
very happy to announce that this magazine has enlarged
its youth section with this issue. I think adults too
will enjoy reading about the fine rural youth activities
on pages 12 and 13.
Don't forget to vote again on May 24. Until our
next issue goodbye and good luck.
Florida Agriculture, May, 1966
The more than a million members of
the American Farm Bureau Federation
last year harvested the biggest crop in
U.S. history. Hunger, in the Soviet Un-
ion, Communist China, and in socialist
India again is stalking the earth. The
state planners in those unfortunate coun-
tries blame their plight on "drought."
While nature surely has played a part
in these food shortage areas, year after
year, and, in fact over recent decades,
the same story of famine has come out.
In our nation there is still the incen-
tive method of capital formation and com-
petitive capitalism as opposed to the
ruinous economic and social policies
which have victimized the people of oth-
er countries. Isn't there a lesson to be
learned from this? Regardless of climate
and soil, socialism throughout the world
has yielded bitter fruit.-Santa Paula
It has been widely reported that a few
years ago a committee of Congress made
a study that disclosed:
1. 33 federal departments and agencies
perform activities affecting consumer in-
2. 296 activities are performed that di-
rectly or indirectly protect consumers or
advance their interests.
3. 64,714 federal employes and nearly
a billion dollars annually are used in pro-
grams of direct consumer protection and
advancement. This does not include per-
sonnel or expenditures for any of the 135
activities having an indirect effect on con-
And yet that faceless person, "the con-
sumer," is the one the present administra-
tion wants to protect with even more un-
needed legislation.-quoted from article
in Editor and Publisher, a nationally
known magazine for the newspaper trade.
Cows, like the farmers who keep 'em,
are members of an increasingly select
group. Next time you drink a glass of
milk-or add cream to your coffee--or
butter a bun-think of this: there are
only about 16.6 million milk cows on U.S.
farms-the smallest number since the
USDA started keeping track back in 1900.
Yet the cows that are currently doing
business made more milk than was pro-
duced in 1956, when there were nearly a
third more cows. In fact, they came with-
in 1.5 percent of equalling the all-time
production record of 127 billion pounds.-
Farm Finance News.
The federal government owns 34% of
the nation's land area. Another 2% is
tax-exempt Indian land. States own
another 3%. Altogether only about 60
percent of the land in the United States
is available for local and state govern-
ment taxation.-Nebraska FB News.
Florida Agriculture, May, 1966 19
A MORTGAGE IS THE FOUNDATION
OF MOST HOMES...
...BUT IT COULD BE A
NIGHTMARE FOR HER!
Without a mortgage, the average
family would never own a home of
its own. But when a mortgage be-
comes the sole responsibility of a
widow, the result can be tragic. It
can drain her income and cause her
Contact your local Farm Bureau
Agent and let him tell you how little
it costs to provide insurance that
will pay off the remainder due on
your mortgage if the unexpected
happens to you.
SOUTHERN FAR mREAU
P. 0. Box 78 Jackson, Mississippi
For more information return coupon.
RIENB LECT OP INEURRNCE
What Determines cost
of Automobile Insurance?
Must this Continue
its Upward Trend?
What Can I do
to Help Bring it Down?
See article on page 9
about this vital subject!
i#"ut ePnt FARM BUREAU
CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY
Home Office Branch Office
P. O. Box 78, Jackson, Mississippi 4350 SW 13th., Gainesville, Fla.