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7. cbMING EVENTS
/ 'W i November 6, 7, 8. Annual state convention, Flor-
S T Er Ida Farm Bureau Federation, George Washing-
A ton Hotel. Jacksonville.
November 13-15. Nat. Agri. Credit Conference,
ANJ sponsored by Am. Banker's Ass'n, Minneapolis,
A ERW November 13-20. November Home Show, Dinner
T Key, Miami.
November 17-18. National Pork Industry confer.
X. ence. Holiday Inn, Waterloo, Iowa.
November 18-24. Annual National Farm City
Week, throughout nation.
t AJ INovember 25-Dec. 3. Int. Livestock Exp. Union
Stock Yds. Chicago.
November 27-Dec. 1. Nat. 4-H Club Congress 45th
%-* December 4-8. Annual meeting American Farm
Bureau Fed., Las Vegas, Nevada. (More inf.
elsewhere in this issue).
SJanuary 24-26. Annual Meeting, Southern Weed
Conference. New Orleans.
L Lc hain sa February 7-18. Florida State Fair. Tampa.
February 18-25. Florida Citrus Showcase. Winter
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2 Florida Agriculture, November, 1966
ANNUAL REPORT TO FFBF
By T. K. McClane, executive vice president, FFBF
This is our banner year marking a
quarter century of Farm Bureau in Flor-
ida. I am sure all of you are justly
proud that you can point to the 25 years
of continuous progress and achievement.
This record has not just happened. The
steady progress has come about year by
year because of dedicated and devoted
leaders at every level. Your state board
of directors and your county officers and
directors have distinguished themselves
by their devotion to Farm Bureau and
their willingness to tackle tough prob-
lems and face the issues squarely in
making needed adjustments and changes
that have come with the continued prog-
ress. We should be forever grateful to
the pioneers who established Farm
Bureau in Florida on a sound, stable basis
in the beginning. Their foresight in the
early planning has made new and dif-
ficult tasks much easier to accomplish.
They gave of themselves and their
time without thought of compensation or
reward. In fact, in most cases they per-
sonally financed their own travel and
expenses because of their dedication to
Farm Bureau and what it stands for.
Their single purpose was to build a
stronger and more effective voice for
agriculture through working together.
Our pinnacle of success today is a tri-
bute to those who have gone before.
Perhaps we should make particular
note on this our Silver Anniversary of
those unselfish and dedicated leaders who
started Farm Bureau. I had hoped to
have a list of all of the charter members
of Farm Bureau in 1941 but as in the
beginning of so many endeavors, the
records are incomplete. However, we
do have a record of the first Board of
Directors and the members of the organi-
zation committee that preceded the first
Board of Directors. I think you would be
interested in who they were although a
number of them have already passed to
their reward. We have attempted to
locate each of those who is still living
and invited them to be our guest at the
The original Board of Directors was
composed of the following men: E. W.
Lins, A. R. Updike, B. F. Williamson.
R. D. Keene, John Snively, Jr., F. H.
Corrigan, John D. Clark, Dave Turner,
Jim Love, T. C. Hawthorne, J. J. Banks,
Jr., E. G. Todd, George I. Fullerton,
Randall Chase, and E. E. Whitacre.
Leaders who worked on the organi-
zation committee but did not become
members of the original Board are as
follows: Ben F. Haines, E. F. DeBusk,
Charles E. Sanford; Ralph Boswell, Emil
Karst, O. B. Smith, V. L. Bullie, T. C.
Hawthorne and John M. Criley.
Florida Agriculture, November, 1966
When the above mentioned Board was
elected on November 25, 1941 only fif-
teen members were elected with the
proviso that six additional members
would be added as soon as possible from
other agricultural interests.
On January 21, 1942 the following were
added to the Board making a total of
ninteen which is essentially the original
Board of Directors. Those added at that
time were John Tiedtke of Winter Park;
L. L. Stuckey of Pahokee; Laurence Irv-
in of Callahan and George W. Munroe
of Quincy. To these other leaders we
owe a great debt of gratitude for the
sacrifices that they made to make sure
that Farm Bureau had a sound founda-
It is obvious that this same spirit lives
on today with our present leaders at
every level and assures our continued
ability to cope with the probably more
difficult problems as we move forward.
This is the real secret of Farm Bureau
success and I am most optimistic about
the future in spite of the many economic,
social and legislative problems that we
know will be with us in the immediate
This year we have reached another all-
time high in membership, a total of
34,983. This fine record is in spite of a
more than 40% decrease in the number
of farms in the last ten years. The great
thing about this record is the fact that
each member decides each year whether
he wants to continue to support Farm
Bureau. He evaluates the progress and
achievements of his organization and
makes a judgment as to whether his in-
vestment in dues was worth it and if he
wants to invest another $15 or what-
ever his dues are. Farm Bureau is up
for evaluation and audit by each of its
individual members every year. It
should be most gratifying then, that more
farm families than ever before have ex-
hibited their confidence in your or-
ganization and are willing to continue
to invest not only their money but their
time and talents to forward Farm
Financially we have continued to pro-
gress even though serving a larger mem-
bership and financing a larger and more
expanded program than in previous years.
As reported by Treasurer Kautz, your
net worth will show an increase again
and the total will exceed 1/3 of a million
dollars. We might reminisce on this one
item and recall that our net worth in
1951 was approximately $11,000, just 15
short years ago. Your officers and
Board of Directors continue to exercise
vigilant control of your budget and all
expenditures and are responsible for the
favorable position in which you find your
The new increase in dues, which was
voted by the voting delegates in June
of this year, is not reflected in the fi-
nancial report since it did not become
effective until the fiscal year just re-
ported upon. However, the Board of Di-
rectors decided early in the year to begin
some of the programs desired by the
membership using funds that had been
set aside as reserve in order that these
programs could be put into being at an
earlier date. The additional finances
brought in by the dues increase will, of
course, replenish some of the reserve and
will be available to finance additional pro-
grams and services as soon as our leaders
and members have determined the need
or desirability of such programs or goals.
Our primary need as determined by
our Board and by direction of the vot-
ing delegates has been the need to in-
form the Farm Bureau members and the
public on Farm Bureau itself and other
agricultural matters. In this connection
we have employed Alvin Alsobrook, for-
merly director of Alumni Affairs at the
University of Florida, to head up our
His assigned mission is to develop a
program of activities including all the
new media to inform our members on
what Farm Bureau is accomplishing and
to publicize Farm Bureau's activities to
the public. We have been most pleased
with the ability and energy of Mr.
Alsobrook and I think most of you have
seen positive results in the three months
that he has been on the job. We have
begun plans and hope to recommend
to the Board next month a series of
radio tapes to be used on a regular basis
throughout the state. We have been do-
ing some pilot work with WFIV in
Kissimmee to determine just how we
should proceed. Results from this pilot
program have been encouraging, even
without a great deal of ballyhoo. All
of these areas will be expanded as time,
staff, and finances permit. We are not
overlooking the TV field, but we will have
to do considerably more research and ex-
perimentation in this field because of
the high costs.
I believe we are finally on the right
track to get the kind of information
program you folks want.
(The above represents about half of
Mr. McClane's annual report to the mem-
bership, which is made annually at the
state conventions. The remainder will
be printed in the next issue of this
magazine, which will also carry pictures
and other details concerning the Jackson-
This magazine presents another in its series of
articles on agricultural crops produced in various
sections of Florida.
This month's feature, Soybeans, is a $7 million crop
for farmers in about 15 Florida counties, mostly in the
Panhandle. As this issue is read soybean farmers will
be finishing up harvest for the 1966 season. Annual
harvest begins in early October and extends into early
November each year, according to Wm. C. Zorn,
Milton, Santa Rosa County Agricultural Agent. Mr.
Zorn says that most of Florida grown soybeans find
their way to Mobile where they are exported. (For
more about Florida production, interested readers
may write Mr. Zorn at Box 152, Milton).
Florida's total acreage in soybeans is estimated at
about 65,000 acres with the largest production in
Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Okaloosa, Calhoun,
Jackson, Walton and Washington are next in order of
production. Other counties which produce smaller
quantities include Lafayette, Madison, Levy, Liberty,
St. Johns, Union, Holmes and Orange. (Henry Swan-
son, Orange Agricultural Agent, says that most Orange
County's acreage is in the Zellwood area).
SOYBEANS--Today's Miracle Cror
What can be eaten in a piece of
chocolate or used in printing inks?
What is used in paints and varnishes
as well as margarine and shortening?
The answer to these and many
similar questions? Soybeans!
Soybeans were grown in China at
least 5,000 years ago, and about
3,000 B.C. a learned Chinese em-
peror even wrote a book about them.
But he wouldn't recognize the hum-
ble bean today. Although it wasn't
produced in commercial quantities in
the United States until 1924, the
versatile soybean has become the
miracle crop of this generation.
Today, it's the third most valuable
of all U. S. farm crops, worth 1.8
billion dollars in 1964. It's the one
major crop without government ac-
reage controls and without a price-
From the golden bean comes both
soybean oil and protein rich meal.
The annual production of oil, which
is approximately five billion pounds,
is greater than the production of all
other vegetable oils combined.
With an ample supply of this ver-
satile oil, Americans are using in-
creasing amounts in shortening, mar-
garine, cooking oils, salad oils, may-
onnaise, and salad dressings. In
fact, it is the major source of poly-
unsaturates for health conscious
About 90 per cent of soybean oils
go into foodstuffs and constitute
over 70% of the oil consumed in
margarine. The remainder is used
for such industrial purposes as
paints, varnishes and enamels.
Soybean oil is the source of a
product called Lecithin. A natural
emulsifier, lecithin is a peacemaker
in the pantry as a vital ingredient in
a host of food mixes, helping them to
blend and mix readily. Lecithin can
be found on the labels of candies, in-
stant beverages, margarine and
cookies ... to name just a few. In-
dustrially, Lecithin is used in print-
ing inks, paints, gasoline additives,
as a mold release agent, etc.
The protein-rich meal, unknown
to most Americans, has helped to
make us the best fed nation in the
world. Soybean meal is the main
protein in livestock and poultry
feeds and has made possible effi-
ciencies in the production of meat,
milk and eggs that enable Americans
to enjoy a high protein diet at a cost
of less than a fifth (181/2 per cent)
of their disposable income. In Rus-
sia it takes about half of one's in-
come to buy food, of an inferior qual-
ity. And that leaves very little for
clothing, housing, cars, education
and the other good things in life.
A portion of the meal is also re-
fined into soy flours, industrial pro-
teins and edible soy proteins. While
soy flours and soy proteins find their
place in products ranging from
breads and pancake mixes to soups
and candies, industrial proteins have
become especially valuable to the
paper industry as a paper coating.
Working quietly behind the
scenes, losing its identity in the fin-
ished product except for a brief
reference on a product label, the soy-
bean has become virtually indispen-
sable a wonder crop dispensing
benefits to the consumer, to the
farmer, as a growing source of in-
come, and to Uncle Sam.
With about a fourth of the crop
exported, foreign sales of soybeans.
Florida Agriculture, November, 1966
and soybean products have made the
soybean the largest cash dollar-earn-
er of all U. S. farm commodities,
helping our government's balance of
payments problem to the tune of
$750 million in cash export earnings
in fiscal 1965. Prospects are for con-
tinued expansion of overseas mar-
kets to meet growing food needs, if
prices remain competitive.
To meet the growing needs at
home and abroad, production of soy-
beans this year is generally expected
to be well over 800 million bushels.
Who knows what even greater im-
portance the not so humble soybean
will acquire in the future?
Researcher says Protein
Not needed in Cow's Diet
Protein is not essential in a milk cow's
This revolutionary discovery, by A. I.
Virtanen, Nobel Prize winner and di-
rector of the Biochemical Research In-
stitute at Helsinki, Finland, opens the
way for milk to be produced even in
countries where the high-protein feeds
that have been thought necessary for
milk-giving cows cannot be grown.
Virtanen started his research in 1962.
Since then, he has fed a group of cows an
artificial diet of purified carbohydrates;
urea and ammonium salts as sources of
nitrogen; a mineral mixture containing
vitamins A and D, and later also E; and
a little corn oil.
Milk from the cows on this diet con-
tains the same nutrients-fat, nonfat sol-
ids, sugar, and proteins-as milk from
cows on normal feed.
Altogether, six cows were on the test.
Their milk yield reaches nearly the av-
erage level of Ayrshire cows in Scan-
dinavian countries. Their calves are nor-
mal, and meat from the calves is of qual-
ity equal to that of cows on normal feed-
ing. The calves themselves have been fed
the artificial diet, and have shown good
As the experiment has gone on. Virt-
anen has increased the daily portion of
nitrogen in the feed. As he has done so,
milk production has increased to a peak
so far of 9,460 pounds from a single cow
in a year. Quoted from DuPont Agricul-
Florida Canners Elects
James A. Goff, President
James A. Goff, general manager of
Adams Packing Ass'n, Auburndale, is the
new president of the Florida Canners
Ass'n. He was elected at the group's an-
nual meeting of its board of directors in
Hollywood last month. Headquarters for
the FCA are in Winter Haven.
Florida Agriculture, November, 1966 5
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The December edition of this magazine, as in the past, will feature
the 1966 State convention of the Florida Farm Bureau. The an-
nual meeting was being held in Jacksonville at about the same
time this issue will be read. The edition will carry pictures, stories,
resolutions and other highlights of the 25th anniversary of FFBF.
You Do Not Have to
By Clyde H. Gentry, Jr., Gainesville, Acting District Manager
Social Security Administration
Electric equipment does
every job better, easier,
faster. Saves time, boosts
profits. Low-cost electric-
ity is the biggest bargain
in your budget. Reddy
Kilowatt can help in
many ways to make your
farm more profitable.
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THE FARMER'S MART
See page 17 of this issue for a
complete listing of things for sale
to farmers as well as items wanted
from farmers. Readers are invited
to write the editor for further in-
formation about the "Farmer's
Phone: 533-4111 Night, 533-7642
BOX 154-A BARTOW, FLA.
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Did you know that you don't have to
retire completely in order to receive
social security benefits? Many people
continue on a part-time basis. You don't
have to retire completely to get benefits
but if you expect to work while getting
benefits, it is important to know exactly
how much your earnings will affect your
social security payments.
The 1965 Amendments to the Social
Security Act increased the amount of
money you can earn and still receive all
of your social security benefits. If your
earnings do not exceed $1,500 for the
year, you will get all your benefits. If
your earnings exceed $1,500, you may
still be eligible for some social security
benefits. One dollar in benefits is with-
held for each two dollars you earn be-
tween $1,500 and $2,700. For each one
dollar you earn over $2,700, one dollar
in benefits is withheld.
You are required to notify the Social
Security Administration whenever you
begin working and expect to earn over
$1,500 in a year. If you are working as
an employee, you can be paid benefits
for any month in which you earn wages
of $125.00 or less. It does not matter
when the wages are actually paid to
you. The controlling factor is when you
earn the money.
If you are working as a self-employed
person, your monthly earnings are not
a reliable gauge of the amount of work
you have done in any particular month.
In many cases, you may receive the pay
for your work long after the job has been
Because of this the law provides a dif-
ferent method of measuring the amount
of work a self-employed person does each
month. A self-employed person can get
his benefits for any month he does not
perform substantial service in his farm
Several factors must be considered in
making a fair decision as to whether
your services as a self-employed farmer
in a month are substantial. These fac-
tors are: the amount of time you devote
to your farm, the kind of work you do;
and How the work compares with what
you did in the past.
Time spent in the business includes
time devoted to planning and managing,
as well as physical work. It also in-
cludes time spent away from the farm
when the activity is actually related to
If you work more than 45 hours a
month in your farm business, your serv-
ices would generally be considered sub-
stantial. If you work 45 hours or less
in a month, your services would usually
not be considered substantial. However,
as little as 20 hours of work in a month
could be substantial services if you are
involved in the management of a size-
When a decision based on time is neces-
sary your present work is compared to
what you did on the farm in the past.
A sizeable reduction in the amount of
importance in your work would be an
indication that you services are not sub-
It would help you in making your re-
ports to the Social Security Administra-
tion if you kept a simple, month-by-
month record of the time you spend in
connection with your farm.
What counts as earnings? In figuring
your total yearly earnings, you count
any wages you earn from work as an
employee and any earnings from your
farm. As an example, you count the
gross wages. As a self-employed per-
son, count your net profit.
For additional information, contact
your nearest Social Security Office. If
there is no office in your town, the post-
master will know when and where you
can meet a social security representative.
NEW PRODUCTS IDEAS FOR FARMERS
A new 21 minute color sound film is available to farm groups. It is entitled
'Steel is a farmer" and describes new developments in agriculture and ex-
amines many aspects of farming, showing how steel research enables equip-
ment designers to provide farmers with increasingly efficient methods.
County Farm Bureaus interested in securing the film free of charge may
write Frank Schneller, Basford, Inc., 1301 Ave. of Americas, New York 10019
and give dates desired.
A new poultry house winder fabric, made of Saran-Acrylic Copolymer
fiber has been developed. The fabric, which has undergone nearly four years
of continuous use testing is now being marketed. It is said to be lighter in
weight than any other poultry house fabric, with less strain on hardware
used, in raising and lowering the curtains. For information write: Jack
Cissel, Industrial Fabrics Dept., Collins & Aikman Corp., Albemarle. N .C.
Florida Agriculture, November, 1966
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This U.S. Air Force C-123 is shown flying low
along a South Vietnamese highway spraying
agricultural defoliants on dense jungle
growth beside the road to protect the lives
of U.S. troops. The picture is a U.S. Air
For and About Farmers
Cold branding-a method of branding
animals with intense cold rather than
heat-has attracted considerable interest.
This magazine recently published a brief
item saying that the method had beep
developed. A flood of letters from across
the state demanded more information.
Consequently the staff of FA has spent
quite some time running down the source
of the announcement and now has full
details. An article about the cold brand-
ing method will appear in the next issue.
Meanwhile names of all persons who
made inquiry have received detailed in-
formation from the developer, R. Keith
Farrell, D.V.M., Washington State Uni-
versity, USDA, Animal Disease Research
Station, Pullman, Washington. Any oth-
er readers desiring to be put on Dr.
Farrell's mailing list are invited to write
him direct at above address.
A step-by-step pattern for building this
tool-chest is available. Construction
has been so simplified anyone can
build the chest in a few hours. When
closed, it measures 30" wide by 36"
high and opens to five ft. in width.
Whether fastened permanently to a
wall or placed on a shelf over a work-
bench, it provides an ideal place to
store a complete assortment. Send 500
in coin, check or money order for Tool
Chest Pattern #71 to Florida Agricul-
ture, P. 0. Box 215, Briarcliff Manor,
N. Y. 10510.
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Richard Nixon, former Vice President
and Secretary of State Dean Rusk will
be guest speakers at the 48th annual con-
vention of the American Farm Bureau,
December 4-8 at Las Vegas, Nev. Both
will address the general session on Dec.
A Washington Agribusiness firm has
opened offices in Florida at 224 Phipps
Plaza, Palm Beach. For information con-
cerning use of high analysis fertilizers in
growing of fruits and vegetables write
Donald Lerch & Co. at above address.
A new type low-fat cheese that can be
ripened within 1 to 3 months has been de-
veloped by the USDA. It has a mild
pleasing flavor somewhat like very mild
Cheddar. The body is close in texture.
resilient and smooth, making it well suit-
ed for slicing. For more information
write the editor, 4350 SW 13th St..
2,000 new trailers for use in transport-
ing watermelons by piggyback from Flor-
ida and the SE to northern and midwest-
This German housewife expresses
amazement at the freshness of the
head of lettuce she is holding. It was
flown from the U.S. by TWA to the
International Exhibition of Groceries
and Fine Foods held in Munich recently.
Brought in by air to the U.S. exhibit
were fruits and vegetables, flowers,
fishery products and other perishables
showing that U.S. producing areas are
only 12 hours from Europe's big con-
suming centers throughout the year.
West Germany is one of the best for-
eign customers for U.S. agricultural
products, importing $519 million worth
ern markets have been ordered by the
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. This is
said to be the largest order for trailers
ever placed at one time. The ACL has
executive offices in Jacksonville.
Foreign demand for U.S. hardwood
logs has pushed up prices American
lumber users have to pay, according to an
item in the New York Times, which said
that the federal government has estab-
lished a study committee to investigate
whether or not export control should be
The executive committee of the Florida
Cattlemen's Ass'n has scheduled a meet-
ing for November 16 in Kissimmee.
A fire trailer, fully equipped, trans-
forms any truck, car, or jeep into a mo-
bile fire fighting unit has been announced
by Flame Fighter Corp., 202 Tampcor
Blvd., Riverton, N. J. 08077. It is avail-
able in capacities from 50 to 200 gallons.
From tank supply, the 200-gallon system
provides up to 45 minutes of full-action
Florida Agriculture, November, 1966
FFBF Field Services
Continued Form Page 11
$2 billion by manufacturing and $2.7
billion by tourism.
Lee County FB re-elected Art
Kelley president at its recent annual
meeting which attracted over 300
members. Featured speakers were
Senator Elmer O. Friday and State
Representative Ted Randell, both of
Ft. Myers. The meeting was held
in the National Guard Armory at
Hernando County FB's annual
meeting, recently featured speaking
by Wayne Mixson, Marianna, vice
president, FFBF; State Senator El-
mer 0. Friday of Ft. Myers and
Charlie Collins, Avon Park, former
FFBF fieldman and now in business.
Broward County FB drew the
biggest crowd on record to its annual
meeting last month. Tribute was
paid to 4-H club members who had
their projects on display. Principal
speakers included Broward presi-
dent Bob Clark, Jr. (who is also a
member of the FFBF's state board)
and Wayne Mixson, Marianna, vice
president of the Florida Farm Bu-
Indian River County FB's annual
meeting last month featured an ad-
dress by Art Karst, Vero Beach, who
is president of the Florida Farm Bu-
reau. He reviewed accomplishments
of the organization during the past
Everglades FB, at its annual meet-
ing held in Canal Point recently, re-
elected Floyd Erickson for the com-
St. Lucie County FB reports that
it has signed a new tire dealer to
serve members in that area. It is
Gils Citgo Service on U.S. in Ft.
Next month-watch for Christmas
ideas and things to make yourself. They
will appear on this page along with holi-
Florida Agriculture, November, 1966 9
makes your good
earth even sweeter.
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high-calcium lime to bring your soil into
balance and to make it more responsive to
fertilizer. Dolime is exclusively produced by
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and Florida Lime Works Inc. of Citronelle.
For prompt courteous service phone 533-8144, Bartow, Fla.
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Editor, Florida Agriculture
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Please send me information and rates about advertising in your magazine.
What proof do you have that the publication goes into the homes of over
34,000 farm families monthly?
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. ..
FLORIDA FARM BUREAU MUTUAL INSURANCE CO.
4350 SW 13th STREET PHONE FR 2-0401 GAINESVILLE
FFBF FIELD SERVICES DIVISION
By Lewis Haveard, director FFBF Dept. of Field Services
Each year the membership awards
are a highlight of the FFBF's state
convention. This month at the Ho-
tel George Washington in Jackson-
ville leaders of nine counties received
personal recognition in behalf of
their County Farm Bureaus for do-
ing outstanding membership work
The awards were received Sunday
night at the state convention follow-
ing the annual Talent Find Contest.
Annually Farm Bureau gives to
the county having the highest nu-
merical membership gain in each of
the nine Farm Bureau districts an
engraved plaque and public recogni-
tion at the State Convention.
The 1966 winners, by districts, are
The grand award for the highest
overall numerical gain in member-
ship is also given to the winning
county at the State Convention. The
award this year went to Hills-
borough County with a gain of 166
members over the preceding year.
It will be of interest to county
Farm Bureau members and leaders
that membership gains were fairly
well evenly divided from the pan-
handle to the southern tip of Flor-
The gains by Field Districts,
which divides the state into approxi-
mately four equal parts, is shown
below: District I 432
District II 405
District III 513
District IV 459
The Farm Bureau leaders and
staff throughout the state are to be
congratulated by their fellow Farm
Bureau workers for making these
outstanding accomplishments in
Broiler Meeting Held
The broiler producers in the state
turned out almost 100% on October
17 and 18 in Live Oak and Marianna
to hear a discussion of the American
Farm Bureau Federation's Broiler
Marketing Program. After hearing
the discussions, the producers at at-
tendance were unanimous in their
approval of the Program and recom-
mend to the Florida Farm Bureau
Board of Directors that Florida par-
ticipate in the American Farm Bu-
reau Federation Program.
From The Field
Some of the pictures and short
items which follow are supplied for
these pages each month by the Field
(Left) Gilchrist County FB's annual meet-
ing held last month in Hart Springs fea-
tured prominent Floridians on its pro-
gram. Stacy Quincey, who was re-
elected president, described the occa-
sion as the "best turn-out ever for a
Gilchrist annual meeting. This picture
snapped during the meeting shows L.
to R., Mr. Quincey, Ralph Turlington,
speaker-designate, Florida House of
Representatives, and featured speaker
for the meeting; Hal Lancaster, member
House of Representatives; and J. J.
Brialmont, member of the FFBF's board
Services Staff. (photos are shown
on opposite page):
Levy County FB elected Mrs.
Jack Frazier of Williston president
for 1966-67 at its annual meeting
held last month. Mrs. Frazier be-
comes the third women in Florida
Farm Bureau history to be president
of a county Farm Bureau. Jefferson
and Lake Counties have had lady
presidents. Congressman Don Fuqua
was the main speaker at the meet-
ing. Representative Ken Smith was
also present and made some re-
marks. Harold Mills is the immedi-
ate past president.
Marion County FB's principal
speaker at its annual meeting, held
last month was E. C. Rowell of Wild-
wood, member of the FFBF's state
board of directors and speaker of the
Florida House of Representatives at
its last session. G. C. Perry of Belle-
(Below) Jackson County FB's Farm Family
of the Year is shown in this picture. L to
R.: Nora Hollister, Mrs. H. D. Hollister,
Mr. Hollister and Helen. Harold, Jr.
was not present for the picture. Mr.
and Mrs. Hollister are holding the tro-
phy presented to them at the annual
meeting of the Jackson County FB re-
cently. The family lives on a farm in
the Cypress community and Mr. Hollis-
ter is a member of the county FB board
of directors. This picture was taken by
Hugh (Bud) Fellows, FB Insurance rep-
resentative and also published in the
Jackson County Floridian, courtesy of
R. Robert Brown, publisher.
Florida Agriculture, November, 1966
view was re-elected president for the
Madison County FB, at its annual
meeting held last month, presented
a trophy to Laurie J. Cherry of Lee,
on behalf of his business for contrib-
uting more to Madison agriculture
than any other business in the coun-
ty during the past year. Members
also heard an address by Congress-
man Don Fuqua.
Escambia County's Clarence
Walker was honored by the Escam-
bia County Farm Bureau and other
friends last month upon his retire-
ment as ASCS office manager in Es-
cambia County. Mr. Walker has un-
til this year served on the County
Farm Bureau Board of Directors
since it was organized. Escambia
County's Outstanding Farm Family
is the Billy Gindles of Cantonment.
Each year the Outstanding Farm
Families from counties in the Big
Bend area are guests of the North
Florida Fair in Tallahassee.
Pasco County FB's Francis Corri-
gan has been appointed to a seat on
the town council of San Antonio.
Mr. Corrigan is a director of the
Pasco County FB and a past presi-
dent of the Florida Farm Bureau
Federation. Mrs. Corrigan has serv-
ed on the FFBF's state board of di-
rectors for a number of years.
Hillsborough County FB honored
B. J. Sweat, prominent grower of
the Balm Area, last month by pre-
senting to him a plaque and life
membership for outstanding service
to the organization over many years.
Mr. Sweat has held high offices in
the Hillsborough FB and also served
on the Florida Farm Bureau's state
board of directors, representing his
Florida Agriculture, November, 1966
district. The award was made at
the county's annual meeting.
Sarasota County FB last month
requested extra copies of this maga-
zine and sent them to each member
of the Florida delegation in the na-
tion's capitol. The guest editorial to
gun control legislation was marked
for special attention of the Legisla-
tors. (The editorial was quoted from
the Nebraska FB and said, in part,
that gun control will cripple the
rights of law-abiding Americans who
enjoy a sport that was popular with
Anglo-Saxons even before John
Smith brought the Virginia Com-
pany to this continent). The request
was made in behalf of the Sarasota
Board of Directors by William T.
Walker, service agent who said that
Robert R. Morrison, of Sarasota
thought up the idea.
North Central Fla. Angus Ass'n
has elected Leroy Baldwin of Ocala
president for the coming year. Out-
going president Marlin M. Nicely,
Lake City, presided at the annual
meeting in Gainesville recently.
Other officers are: Maurice Ed-
wards, Starke, vice president; Jane
Baldwin, Ocala, secretary-treasurer
and Phil Pons, Citra and Mrs. Harry
Bayles, Live Oak, new directors.
Seminole County FB drew over
400 members to its 14th annual
meeting and banquet in Sanford last
(Right) Escambia County FB's annual
picnic featured a free barbecue and
bean supper. It was held at the 4-H
Camp on West Nine Mile Road, near
Pensacola, last month. Principal speak-
er was Wayne Mixson, Marianna (3rd
from left in photo) who is vice presi-
dent of the Florida Farm Bureau. Others
in the picture, snapped at the meeting
are L. to R.: Charles Blair, FFBF field-
man for the district; William A. Tim-
mons and W. M. Barrineau, president
Escambia FB. (Photo courtesy Frances
Brown, Escambia office secretary).
month. W. W. Tyre was re-elected
president by the new board of di-
rectors which includes: Jack Syme,
Bob Parker, Ernest Southward, El-
bert Gammack, Robert Hattaway,
Gerald Polter, Gerald Behrens, Ed
Duda, Larry Johnson and R. W.
Williams, and Mr. Tyre.
Alachua County FB heard an ad-
dress by Marvin Brooker, dean of
the College of Agriculture, Univer-
sity of Fla. at its recent annual meet-
ing in Gainesville. Mr. Brooker said
that farming brought in $3.8 billion
to the state last year compared with
Continued on page 9
(Below) Gadsden County FB's Harold
C. (Red) Bert, Jr. family of the Scotland
Community has been selected outstand-
ing farm family for 1966. The family
operates a 2500 acre farm, concentrat-
ing on production of tobacco and cattle.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert are seen in this photo
with their children (I. to r.) Kathy 7,
Chip 2 and Jean 9. In the foreground
is "Honey". (Photograph courtesy: The
PROCTOR TURNBULL JORDAN
The first annual sales jamboree for the Florida Farm Bureau Insurance agents was held in Gainesville recently. The two-day
meeting, highlighted by a clinic conducted by Charles Gaines, director of the Insurance Marketing Institute at Louisiana State
University was attended by more than 150 agents and their wives. In the picture above, taken in the assembly room of the FFBF
state headquarters building, Davie Mieher, Jackson, Miss., executive vice president of the Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance
Company and SE sales manager, speaks to the group. (Note the background sign "We're No 1". A two page story telling readers
about their insurance company's top ranking in Florida appeared in the September issue of this magazine). Sandy Johnson is
vice president and sales manager and Preston Gough is vice president and general manager of the Florida Farm Bureau Insurance
Companies. Each occupies executive offices in the FB building at Gainesville.
Hillsborough County agency men walked away with the top honors at the Gainesville
jamboree. Left to right: Charles Jeter, James Kry, Wayne Davis, John Griffin and
Olie Williamson, Agency Manager. Davis, Griffin and Jeter were one, two and three
respectively in the state during a special Summer Sales Contest.
Getting ready for a Hawaiian party, an-
other Jamboree highlight, are the two
groups shown above. In the top picture
Mrs. Howard Van Wert "decorates" her
husband Agency Manager Howard Van
Wert as Mr. and Mrs. James Buckley look
on. Buckley is special agent in Hardee
County. In the bottom photo a group
gathers for conversation. They are (left to
right) Southeast District Sales Supervisor
John Zwirz, West Palm Beach; Marion
County Special Agent John Willis and
Mrs. Willis, Mclntosh, Mrs. French and
Levy County Special Agent Royal French,
This Jamboree picture was taken following the awards ceremony. Left to right (back
row) Sid Banack, Pete Fawbush, Charles Jeter, James Kry, Bill Morris, and Gayle
Mercer. (Second row) Jerry Underwood, George Bush, James Hurst, Howard Van
Wert, John Willis, and Hugh Ray. (Front row) Wayne Davis, John Griffin, George
Johnson, James Yaun, and Don Hale.
Florida Agriculture, November, 1966
With earphones adjusted and mike in hand, Ernie gets
ready to "go on the air".
Ernie Faust at the control panel introducing a guest for
his program "Florida Agribusiness".
The Resonant Voice of Agriculture
By Al Alsobrook, Information Director, Florida Farm Bureau Federation
Each day, along about 11:45 a. m., in
Orlando, a man climbs a spiral 40 foot
staircase into a house made of glass.
Dressed in western jeans, cowboy shirt
and a pair of boots, he looks more like
he should be climbing into a saddle rather
than up a staircase.
Upon entering the small carpeted room
high above the busy street below he dons
a set of earphones and begins to adjust
electronic equipment before him. He
then searches through a stack of record-
ings and places one on a turntable.
He glances at the clock. It's one min-
ute till noon.
A small radio crackles to his left. A
record selection ends and the announcer
on the radio says, "Here's Ernie Faust
at our 'tree house studio' in Orlando."
From his vantage point high above
Orlando's busy Orange Blossom Trail,
Ernie Faust broadcasts daily to Radio
Station WFIV's 21 county audience. His
subjects music and agriculture.
Ernie Faust, a North Carolina native
turned Floridian, is manager of station
WFIV radio, Kissimmee-Orlando, and
the quality of his voice and his dedi-
cated purpose combine to make him a
very resonant voice for agriculture in
Some time during the 30 minute span
between the time he goes "on the air,"
playing country and western music, and
the opening of his daily 15 minute "Agri-
business" show, Ernie's guest for the day
Each Friday that guest is someone rep-
resenting the Florida Farm Bureau
Ernie and his Farm Bureau guest chat
between records and informally set up
the interview show for the day.
Around 12:28 p.m. the announcer in
the Kissimmee studio breaks in and gives
the station call letters. Then, as the
sweephand of the clock indicated 12:30
p. m. he announces, "Now, from Orlan-
do, here is Ernie Faust with today's 'Agri-
For the next 15 minutes Ernie and
his guest talk, sometimes rather ener-
getically, about the problems facing agri-
culture in Florida today.
His guest might be Art Karst, Presi-
dent of the Florida Farm Bureau, or Tom
McClane, Executive Vice-President, or
any number of Farm Bureau people
speaking for and about agriculture as it
relates to Farm Bureau or its policies.
Farm labor, taxes, citrus production,
inflation, prices, county farm bureau
news and foreign market matters are but
a few of the many subjects discussed.
Ernie, an electrical engineer graduate
of the University of North Carolina, keeps
the interview going with "straight from
the hip" questions about the subject be-
What does an electrical engineer know
about agriculture? In Ernie's case it's
quite a bit.
As a student at "Carolina" Ernie
worked on the campus radio station. He
later became interested in television and
helped set up a daily agriculture pro-
gram for the school's educational tele-
vision station. It was while working so
closely with agricultural people and
studying about the problems facing agri-
culture that Ernie developed what might
fairly be called a "burning desire" to do
what he could for agriculture.
Ernie and his wife, Louise, moved to
Florida in 1965 and immediately took
steps to continue his efforts for agri-
culture. His subsequent work led to the
beginning of the present program called
Other agriculture and related organi-
zations and agencies are featured dur-
ing Monday-Friday spot. Each show
is taped and played the following day
on an early morning show.
The Farm Bureau program, because
it is broadcast "live" on Friday, is run
again on Monday morning at 7:30 a. m.
The job Ernie Faust does for agricul-
ture and Farm Bureau gives good rea-
son for rewriting an old addage that,
"People who broadcast from glass
Below: Ernie Faust, is seen getting a kick
out of an answer received from a Farm
Bureau guest during a recent broadcast.
(Editor's Note: Al Alsobrook snapped the above picture during one of his
recent interview broadcasts over this station. The broadcast is described
as a pilot project in Mr. McClane's annual report on page 3 of this issue,
which also points up the many other duties of FFBF's Information Dept.
Florida Agriculture, November, 1966
FOR AND ABOUT FARM WOMEN
By Mrs. Geo. W. Munroe, Chairman, FFBF Women's Committee
The San Francisco Examiner pub-
lished an editorial entitled "The Ap-
palling Erosions of Moral Standards".
Since then, at latest count, more than
50 newspapers across the land have
reprinted the editorial. This month
I am doing the same and feel sure it
will shock many readers. Your com-
ments would be appreciated. The edi-
What has happened to our national
* An educator speaks out in favor of
* Movies sell sex as a commercial com-
* A high court labels yesterday's smut
as today's literature.
* Record shops feature albums display-
ing nudes and near nudes.
* Night clubs stage shows that would
have shocked a smoker audience a gen-
* TV shows and TV commercials pour
out a flood of sick, sadistic and suggestive
* A campaign is launched to bring ac-
ceptance to homosexuality.
Magazines and newspapers publish
pictures and articles that flagrantly
violate the bounds of good taste.
Four letter words once heard only
in barroom brawls now appear in pub-
lications of general distribution.
Look around you. These things are
happening in your America. In the two
decades since the end of World War II
we have seen our national standards of
morality lowered again and again.
We have seen a steady erosion of past
principles of decency and good taste.
And-we have harvested a whirlwind.
As our standards have lowered, our
crime levels and social problems have in-
Today, we have a higher percentage
of our youth in jail in reformatories
S. on probation and in trouble than
Study the statistics on broken mar-
riages .on juvenile crimes... on school
drop-outs on dope addiction on
high school marriages on crimes of
The figures are higher than ever. And
Parents, police authorities, educators
and thoughtful citizens in all walks of
life are deeply disturbed.
They should be. For they are respon-
sible. We of the older generation are
Our youngsters are no better and no
worse than we were at the same age.
Generally, they are wiser. But they
have more temptations than we had.
They have more cars. They have more
money. They have more opportunities
for getting into trouble.
We opened doors for them that were
denied to us. We encouraged permissive-
ness. We indulged them. We granted
maximum freedoms. And we asked for
a minimum in respect and in re-
Rules and regulations that prevailed
for generations as sane and sensible
guides for personal conduct were reduced
or removed. Or ignored.
Prayer was banned from the school-
room and the traditional school books
that taught moral precepts as well as
reading were replaced with the inane
banalities of "Dick and Jane."
Basically, there are just two main
streams of religious thought in these
United States. Those who believe in a
Supreme Being. And those who do not.
The first group far outnumbers the
the second. But this nation that was
founded on the democratic concept of
"majority rule" now denies the positive
rights of many to protect the negative
rights of a few.
As prayer went out of the classroom
so, too, did patriotism.
No longer are our children encouraged
to take pride in our nation's great and
Heroes are down-graded. The role
played by the United States in raising
the hearts and hopes of all enslaved
peoples for a century and a half is
We believe this is wrong. We are
convinced that a majority of our citizens
would welcome an increase in patriotism
and prayer and a decrease in the ped-
dling of sex, sensationalism, materialism
In the months ahead we will intens-
ify our efforts to fight back.
We do not propose prudery. Neither
do we propose wild-eyed, fanatical patrio-
In both areas, we propose to address
ourselves to the problems as we see
them with calm reason and respect for
the rights of those with views contrary
As a newspaper we have an obliga-
tion to reflect life as it is, not as it
ideally might be. We will, therefore,
continue to print all the news. That
which is sordid and tawdry we will treat
in a manner suitable for a family publi-
Over the years we have refused to
accept advertising which we felt ex-
ceeded the bounds of good taste. We
will pursue this course with greater dedi-
cation in the future.
Our test will be our own standards
of good taste. We do not claim infalli-
bility. Readers have felt we erred in
the past. Others will undoubtedly feel
we do so in the future. Such errors of
excess if they occur will be in spite
of our efforts. Not because of them.
If the general public is as deeply dis-
turbed as we are by the decline in na-
tional morals and in national pride, let
it speak out.
Together we can put down the sex
peddlers without lifting the bluenoses.
And, with God's help, we can put
prayer and patriotism back in our class-
rooms. And in our hearts and homes, as
A REPORT TO FARM BUREAU WOMEN NEXT MONTH-Mrs. Munroe will write a full report
on this month's state convention in Jacksonville for readers who could not attend. The story
will be published on this page next month with pictures and other highlights of the annual
Florida Agriculture, November, 1966
The dyeing bee on American farms in
1898 was a gala all-day event that brought
ladies together for bark breaking, berry
crushing and long hours of work. The typical
recipe of the time: use approximately 1 peck
of plant material, or one pound of nut hulls,
wood or bark. Provide a kettle large enough
to hold at least four gallons of water and a
pound of wool, without crowding. Also have
one or more tubs or pails on hand for rinsing.
Use rain water if possible. Add rust from
old nails or keeles or "chaberly" to set the
color. The picture was actually made in
1898 and secured for this issue from the
home service department of Best Foods,
Division Corn Products Company which manu-
factures the well known dye called "Rit".
"And they did eat, and were all
filled"-St. Luke 9:17.
Last month we printed an item
about a new fabric cement and have
had numerous requests for more in-
formation. Interested readers may
write Hilltop Laboratories, Inc., care
W. Oakes Miller Associates, W-862
First National Bank Bldg., St. Paul,
Minn., 55101 and ask about "Tug-O-
War," which comes in a squeeze bot-
Did you know that City Crowding
is unhealthy. That's what the Com-
munity Health Services, of New York
says in a recent report. It says that
overcrowding is a growing problem
and threatens both physical and men-
tal health. It represents more than
four years of research and proves that
farm living is best.
The annual $40,000 national chick-
en cooking contest is now open for ap-
plications. All home cooks are in-
vited to try out. Professional chefs and
practicing professional home econo-
mists are not eligible. Entry blanks
may be obtained by sending a postal
card to Delmarva Poultry Industry
Ass'n, Route 2, Box 47, Georgetown,
Del. 19947. Rules are simple. There
will be state and regional contests.
Winners will attend the national cook-
off next June in Dover, Del., as guests
of the Delmarva Poultry Industry.
Last year the contest attracted con-
testants from all states. A junior di-
vision for ages 9 to 18 is also included.
A unique new kind of fabric softener
is being introduced this month. The
new softener may be added along with
soap, bleach or detergent to the wash
water and eliminates build up or
water-proofing of fabrics, according to
the manufacturer. For more informa-
tion write Harry Hunter or Dee Gran-
ger, care Ruder & Finn, Inc., 20 N.
Wacker Drive, Chicago, 60606 and ask
about "Miracle White".
To be cherished for a life-time .
an exquisite prayer book cover.
Order the free direction sheet now
and make it in time for a Christmas
gift. The cover itself is easily fashion-
ed of fine white fabric; a moire or
satin would be mostly lovely. The
binding strip and cross are delicately
tatted in mercerized crochet cotton
using the traditional white, cream or
ecru. That wedding "touch of blue"
might be used here by working the
design with pale robinette blue.
Order from Martha Zehner, assistant
to editor, Florida Agriculture, 4350
SW 13th St., Gainesville, Fla.
Mrs. Jack Frazier of Williston was
elected president of the Levy County
Farm Bureau last month. She becomes
the third woman in Farm Bueau history
to head up a county Farm Bureau in
Florida. Jefferson and Lake have had
lady presidents in the past. Harold
Mills, retiring Levy President, turned
over the gavel to Mrs. Frazier at the
group's annual meeting held in Bronson.
The cocoa bean was first introduc-
ed to America during Revolutionary
War days, and chocolate cakes of
that time were made with yeastl In
the Gay Nineties, devils food cake
became popular all across the
country. Here is another chocolate
dessert that's certain to be popular
at your house Double Chocolate
Angel Cake. Whipping cream and
creme de cacao combine to make a
tasty, fluffy frosting. Chocolate
curls sprinkled on the frosting add
an unusual touch that makes this
attractive cake a perfect dessert for
your Thanksgiving Feast. Here is
the recipe from the Betty Crocker
Kitchens: 1 package chocolate
parfait angel food cake mix; 11/2
cups whipping cream; 1/4 cup creme
de cacao. Bake cake as directed on
package. Whip cream until spread-
ing consistency. Fold in creme de
cacao. Frost sides and top of cake.
Garnish with chocolate curls; run
potato parer toward you over soft
semisweet or sweet chocolate.
Florida Agriculture, November, 1966
A round-up of Activities for and about younger
members of Florida's Farm Families
This attractive farmer's daughter won
out over 230,000 girls from throughout
the nation to win the annual "Miss
America Teen-Ager" title recently. She
is Rebecca Alkire, 17, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Alkire of Rt. 1, Circle-
ville, Ohio, a rural town near Colum-
bus. She is a discussion leader in the
Farm Bureau Youth Organization;
secretary of the 4-H club; editor of her
high school yearbook; secretary of the
bowling league; first runner up in Cir-
cleville's world famous "Miss Pumpkin
Show"; plays the clarinet, won a talent
show for dancing, does drama, loves to
cook different dishes and has won a
county blue ribbon for her sewing. She
likes to play tennis, swim, read, travel,
but ambition is to get a good education
and work to improve society. Pre-
liminary contests for the Miss American
Teen-ager title are held throughout the
nation, but the finals are held at
Palisades Amusement Park, New Jersey.
The winner receives among other things
a complete $1000 wardrobe; a $1000
scholarship; a diamond ring and
appears in the Tournament of Roses
Parade on New Year's Day.
Finals in the annual Farm Bureau
talent find contest are being held this
month in Jacksonville, during the or-
ganization's state convention. This
magazine was printed before the con-
vention convened so pictures and
names of winners will appear in the
Later this month, Nov. 27-Dec. 1
the 45th National 4-H Club Congress
will convene in Chicago.
Each year the Florida Farm Bureau
Inurance Companies give up to $300
to the Florida Agricultural Extension
Service for presentation of county
safety awards to 4-H club members.
This year's winners are: Lake Coun-
ty's Mary Ann Mathews, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Mathews, Lady
Lake; Escambia's Pat Marse, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Marse, Pen-
sacola; Orange County's Jean Hinley,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hin-
ley; and Franklin County's Carol Mc-
Cormick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
W. L. McCormick, Apalachicola.
Copies of this magazine are sent
to all high school vocational agricul-
ture teachers throughout Florida each
month. The list is brought up to date
each year about this time by the State
Department of Education, Tallahassee.
In replying recently G. C. Norman,
program specialist, agriculture educa-
tion wrote: "Florida Agriculture is
very informative and much valued by
everyone receiving it."
Girls between 16 and 25 who are a
reigning queen, princess, sweetheart,
etc., representing an established Flor-
ida agricultural commodity organiza-
tion or Florida agricultural service or-
ganization may compete for the an-
nual "Sun 'n Soil Pageant" title to be
held during the Florida State Fair in
Tampa. It is sponsored by the Fair
and the Fla. Dept. of Agriculture. For
more information write Arthur E.
Elgan, Jr., Public Relations Director,
Florida State Fair, Box 1231, Tampa,
Note to High School students: Did
you know that nearly everyone quotes
something from Shakespeare frequent-
ly? They quote this famous writer
when they say: "Fool's Paradise";
"Hearts of Gold"; "Something Rotten
in Denmark"; "Green-eyed Monster";
"Eating me out of house and home";
"Throw cold water on it"; "There's
method in his madness"; and "It was
Greek to me." There are many more
which are spoken every day. If you
know others send them to editor for
publication in this column. Credit
will be given to person submitting, so
be sure and give full name and ad-
St. Lucie County's Rosanne Stat-
tel, 17, a senior in Dan McCarty High
School has received a merit award
from the Dairy Council of South Flor-
ida. She is president of her 4-H Coun-
ty council and the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John Stattel of Ft. Pierce.
Traffic killed more children in the
one-14 bracket than any one of the
highly publicized childhood diseases,
according to the Florida Department
of Public Safety.
This Good Natured Tiger is stuffed with an
oversized bed pillow. It makes a comfortable
cushion for TV watching and baby will love
playing with it. Done in gold colored felt,
trimmed with "BOILTEX" bias tape and rick
rack in black, this little friendly tiger is most
decorative. A wonderful "make-it yourself"
item for a unusual Christmas gift for a special
friend or for yourself. Free instructions and
patterns are free of charge. Write Martha
Zehner, ass't to editor, Florida Agriculture,
4350 SW 13th St., Gainesville, Fla. To speed
the reply enclose a self-addressed stamped
Florida Agriculture, November, 1966
Rate: 10t per word; min $2. Display $10 col inch.
P. 0. Box 7605, Orlando, Florida 32804.
DOGS & SUPPLIES
ARF REGISTERED Catahoula Leopard Cowhogdogs
$100 to $500. Pups $50-$100. Magazine $2 year.
Tom Stodghill, Genealogist, Animal Research Founda-
tion. Quinlan, Tex.
BRASS DOG COLLAR NAME PLATES. Your name
and address stamped plainly. 250 each; 5 for $1.
Rivets free. Write for dog collar catalog. The Dog
Collar Works, Maysville, Georgia.
CALF CREEP FEEDERS. 26 bushel, feeds 30 calves,
$88.50. Free literature. Dolly Enterprises. Dealer-
ships available. 202 Main, Colchester, Ill.
POST HOLE DIGGER 12V-DC, Augers 2"-7" one-man
operated, 5,000 in use, Fully warranted. Price range
$148 to $158 complete. Bidler Energies, McKeesport,
FARROWING CRATES. Complete $22.95. Free litera-
ture. Dealerships available. Dolly Enterprises. 202
Main, Colchester, II1.
HUNTING & FISHING
COLLAPSIBLE FARM-POND FISH TRAPS: animal traps.
Postpaid. Free information, pictures. SHAWNEE,
3934 C Buena Vista, Dallas 4, Tex.
KILLS MOSQUITOES, Garden, Farm destroying insects
electronically. No chemicals. Absolutely automatic,
large area, no chemicals. Free information. Box
M 7, Metamora, Mich. 48455.
SELL YOUR PRODUCTS to the big Florida farm market
through Florida Agriculture. Reach over 34,000
families. Write Box 7605, Orlando, Fla.
CHRISTIAN TRACTS mailed anywhere. Christian Tract
Center, 3905 Victoria, Hampton, Virginia or Rt. 2,
Box 142F, Winter Garden, Fla.
LICENSE PLATES WANTED. All kinds from every-
where from 1900 to 1925. Please write Anthony
Shupienus, Newport, N.J.
LIVESTOCK & SUPPLIES
Do you need milk immediately? 75 head
of fresh and real close Holstein heifers.
Financing available. 2 years to pay.
Route 2, Box 380 Phone 317-839-6575
NEW SNAP-ON, SAFETY
You can't accidentally knock cups off these holders!
Totally new concept Cups snap-on,' stay-on, won't
come off, then you can slip them out easily Steel
screws, bronze wire, handsomely plated, never will
corrode or rust. Satisfaction or money backI
$ 00 FOR 12 CUP HOLDERS, Postpaldl
S (Send cash, check, M. o. No COD)
10 LAKE SHORE DR., MIDDLEFIELD, CONN.
UNIQUE ELECTRIC BREAD BASKET
EXCELLENTI Ideal for hosts and hostesses for keeping
buns and rolls continuously warm at party time. Very
attractive removable fabric cover can be washed.
Thermostatically controlled heating unit with woven
basket base. This solves one of your biggest party
problems beautifully. Large size only $9.98, medium
size $6.98, plus 35t postage. Gilbert's, P. O. Box
678, Anderson, South Carolina.
LIVESTOCK & SUPPLIES, Can't
RED ANGUS BULLS AND FEMALES
Bulls are performance and fertility tested.
George Chiga, manager
National Red Angus Listing Service
Box 827 Guthrie, Oklahoma
MAKE MONEY raising Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Mink or
hinchillas for us. Write for free information. Keeney
Brothers, New Freedom, Pennsylvania.
FERTILIZED PANGOLA HAY
$30.00 ton or 650 per bale in field.
Will deliver at cost.
Call collect or order:
Mr. Merle D. White
Rt. 4, Box 538, Ft. Myers, Fla., OX 4-3509
We Do Custom Bailing.
FOR SALE. Hay and Straw in car lots. Ted Lang,
Westfield, Ill. Phone Paris 4-1515.
DID YOU KNOW THAT the Bald Eagle, symbol of the United States, is in
danger of extinction? These mighty birds once flourished all over the nation.
Today only 500 active nests are known in continental United States. As civili-
zation encroaches upon their nesting places the eagle population declines ac-
cording to U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. A recent report said that careless
hunters disregard the law protecting eagles. Many wounded birds, eventually
Florida Agriculture, November, 1966
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
CERTIFIED STRAWBERRY PLANTS: Blakemore, Florida
90, Klondyke, Missionary, Dunlap, Robinson (per M)
$8.00; Dixieland, Tennessee Beauty, Premier, $9.00;
Surecrop, Pocahontas $10,00. Any variety $2 per
100 postpaid. John Bancroft, Rt. 1, McDonald, Tenn.
STRAWBERRY PLANTS: all leading virus-free varieties.
Write today for free illustrated catalogue. James W.
Brittingham, 2538-F, Ocean City Rd, Salisbury, Md.
5 ACRE Ranchettes $2,995. $25 down, $25 per month.
160 acres improved farm land $275 per acre, 10%
down, 10 years on balance. Dawson Realty, Highway
98 north, Brooksville, Fla. Phone 795-4486 or 796-2326.
TWELVE UNIT APARTMENT HOUSE in ideal location
to trade for acreage in Central Florida. Box 512,
Lake Wales, Fla. 33853.
4,600 ACRES of fine pasture land. Fenced, cross-
fenced. Large Oaks. This is a sleeper-$150 an acre,
with terms. Lake Park Real Estate. Earl T. Harris,
Realtor, 809 Burleigh Blvd., Tavares. 343-3051.
SCHOOLS & INSTRUCTION
LEARN AUCTIONEERING. Term Soon. Free Catalog.
The Reisch American School of Auctioneering, Inc.,
Mason City, 71, Iowa.
AUCTIONEERING. Resident and Home Study Courses.
Veteran Approved. Diploma granted. Auction School,
Ft. Smith, Ar.
FLOWER, Christmas materials. Feathers, jewelry.
Catalog 250. Flocraft, Farrell 24, Penn.
$200.00 MONTHLY Possible, Sewing Babywear at
home. Easyl Full, sporetime. Writes Cuties, Warsaw,
43, Indiana 46580.
MONEY FOR YOUR TREASURY
OVER 2 MILLION
were sold last year by members of societies, clubs,
groups, etc. They enable you to earn money for
your treasury and make friends for your organization.
Sample FREE to Official
SANGAMON MILLS, INC. Cohoes, N.Y. 12047
IDEAS & ITEMS FOR FARMERS
A NEW 65-PAGE BOOKLET of projects for the oxy-
acetylene torch is free to farmers. The booklet con-
tains 12 sections, each devoted to phases of farming
and how the gas torch can be used to make it more
efficient. It includes a section on repairing broken
equipment; techniques for fusion welding, brazing,
soldering, cutting and heating. Each project has a
description and drawing or photo. For a copy write
Education Dept., Smith Welding Div., Tescom Corp.,
2633 SE 4th St., Minneapolis 55414.
SEND $1.00 for a Cobbler's Bench pattern', number
586 to Dept. Florida A. P. 0. Box 215, Briarcliff
Manor, New York 10510. No special tools are re-
quired to build this handsome table. The pattern
tells what materials to buy, where and when each is
used. Fine item for your church, PTA or fund raising
A NEW AUTOMATED SYSTEM for fighting cattle
pests is now in operation at the Union Stockyards,
Jackson, Miss. A Ruelene meeting unit has been
installed at the yard and about 150,000 head of
feeder cattle will be treated this year. For more
information write: Jim Hansen, Dow Chemical Co.,
A NEW PIPELINE milking system, designed for
smaller dairy farmers is announced. It is patterned
after much larger systems. With the system two cows
can be milked simultaneously. The milk is then
conveyed directly into a storoae unit v.a a glars
pipeline, eliminating lifting of milk pails. For more
information write George McMoran, The DeLaval
Separator Co., Poughkeepsie, New York.
The President's Message
By Arthur E. (Art) Karst, Vero Beach
President, Florida Farm Bureau Federation
All signs point toward a most successful and fruit-
ful 25th annual convention in Jax, and will culminate
one of the most interesting years of action in FFBF's
history. Having reached almost 35,000 members among
our 64 county Farm Bureaus, we have set a 25 year
record of continuous membership gain, and the only
state federation to have gained in membership each year
since its original year. This has been, primarily, the
result of dedicated effort on the local level by mem-
bership workers who have expended the time and effort
necessary to explain the purpose and benefit of FB.
FB, at all levels, has become increasingly active
and effective. Truly, in most areas of our state, FB is
looked upon, and listened to, as the Voice of Agricul-
ture. One need only to check with county commis-
sioners, members of Congress, legislators, chambers of
commerce, sheriffs, planning councils, etc., to affirm
these statements of status in the fields of economics,
education, social needs and legislation. Let us con-
tinue to fairly present, to all the people, the desire of
agriculture to perform its inherent task of supplying
the basic food and fiber raw materials necessary for the
subsistence of man, and to continue to form the econ-
omic bedrock of our society.
As county FB annual meetings are now concluded
for the year, reorganization has been in the process.
Having attended as many of these annual meetings as
scheduling would permit, I was pleased to see more
member interest than ever before. Elections of boards
of directors and officers have brought some new faces
into the responsibility of leadership. Many newly
elected leaders are young, and this is good, for thru
them we must look to the future.
Now is the time for all FB members to re-assess
this thing called Farm Bureau. What are our purposes
and goals? How do we operate differently from a
C of C, a Rotary or Kiwanis Club, a federation of re-
tailers or wholesalers or processors, or as such organi-
zations as the League of Municipalities, or the State
Association of County Commissioners. Let us never
forget that the strength, effectiveness, and public image
of FB is founded upon the individual member, the
family. Our charter and by-laws govern the actions
of the Florida Farm Bureau Federation and its member
County Farm Bureaus, and it is most necessary that all
of our members, especially our elected leaders, under-
stand our by-laws, our purpose, and the function of our
associated cooperative business services.
The future beckons, let us fulfill our mission.
By C. Maurice Wieting, for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
Housewives should recognize that high government spending and the war in Vietnam are causing inflation which
has pushed up all prices. While we sympathize with housewives who are upset by rising food costs, we remind them
that they are still paying only 20 percent of their disposable incomes for food, the lowest proportion in the world.
Both wages and profits have increased more rapidly than food prices.
The price spread between what the consumer pays and the farmer receives is still too great. The farmer's
share of the consumer dollar has declined steadily since World War II, from about 50 percent to 37 percent. We
believe that there are inefficiencies in our marketing system, which if eliminated would benefit both producers
and consumers. The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation will continue to place greater emphasis on the marketing and
distribution of farm produce.
Housewives should keep themselves informed about best buys and plentiful foods, which would enable them
to make substantial savings. Doing away with trading stamps, contests, and other gimmicks would reduce food
prices to consumers.
Florida Agriculture, November, 1966
Written for the press by
Nebraska Farm Bureau
A tale that has survived thousands of
retellings deals with the "doing in" of
the Trojans by a collossal wooden stal-
lion left at their city gates. The Tro-
jans proudly dragged the "gift" of the
Greeks inside their city and went to bed
enraptured with the new municipal treas-
ure. But in the night a hundred Greeks
came out of the tummy of the stallion
and opened the city gates to their army.
The world thought Troy's stallion was
only a legend until a German scientist
found the ruins of the real city in the
Some modern Nebraskans thought the
controls accompanying federal aid to
education were only a legend. They ac-
cepted the "gift" from the Potomac
eagerly and labeled those who warned
them "rumor mongers, extremists" and
worse for warning of the threat of feder-
al domination of school curriculums and
the rewriting of the textbooks to empha-
size specific goals of administrators.
Until a few years ago, professional
educators, Parent-Teacher Associations
and school boards boasted that the local
school systems of Nebraska and the na-
tion were the last certain stronghold of
democracy in this country because of
their control by locally elected boards
of education. Then the professional edu-
cators, through their national association,
found a "gift" in federal aid to educa-
tion. Despite those who mistrusted the
money from the Potomac, the educators
embraced it as a sort of manna, making
possible scholarship aid for impover-
ished students, expanded classroom pro-
grams, higher salaries for teachers and
other "goodies". The National Educa-
tional Association leadership assured
Parent-Teacher Association leaders,
school board organizations and opponents
of federal aid that the "gift" was not a
Potomac stallion. Control of schools, they
insisted, would remain with local boards
of education with no demands made by
federal administrators to obtain aid.
The modern Trojan stallion is now
within the educational gates.
Some Parent-Teacher Association lead-
ers are becoming disenchanted with the
statuesque horse as they perceive the
federal snare. The state president of the
Nebraska PTA urges that a fight against
federal control of education must begin
immediately. She declares the "most
far-reaching changes ever made in edu-
cation in the United States will take
place this school year. The PTA must
take drastic action if it believes educa-
tion should be run by local and state of-
ficials instead of the federal government."
The Potomac stallion already may have
seriously damaged, if not destroyed, con-
trol of the schools by locally elected
Florida Agriculture, November, 1966 19
HAVE ENOUGH LIFE INSURANCE?
ENOUGH to give your family a good living
ENOUGH to guarantee them a nice home and
ENOUGH to provide an education for your
ENOUGH to keep your wife comfortable when
your children are grown? ,
ENOUGH to furnish an adequate income when
Contact your local Farm Bureau Agent today. He
will help you analyze your life insurance program
to determine if you have ENOUGH for your family.
SO THEN FARM/BUREAU
P. O. Box 78 Jackson, Mississippi
For more information return coupon.
Farm Credit Service plants the seed
It can be an idea or a plan to produce more income and in
each case the growth has to be helped along. Modern farmers,
growers and ranchers get their growth-assistance from short-
term, intermediate-term and long-term farm credit loans.
all in the family av
PRODUCTION CREDIT ASSOCIATIONS provide short-term and intermediate-term credit (up to seven years) at
simple interest rates. For sound production and capital credit needs, see your local PCA man.
The COLUMBIA BANK FOR COOPERATIVES makes seasonal, term and commodity loans to marketing, purchas-
ing and processing cooperatives owned by farmers. Call us in Columbia, S. C. today for your credit needs.
FEDERAL LAND BANK ASSOCIATIONS are the source for long-term capital for farmers, growers and ranchers.
For debt consolidation, forest, par-time farm, real estate or any long-term agricultural need, see your local FLBA.
Production Credit Association Offices and Federal Land Bank Association Offices in FLORIDA
Belle Glade, FLBA and PCA
Dade City, PCA
Fort Pierce, PCA
Gainesville, FLBA and PCA
Immokalee, FLBA and PCA
Lakeland, FLBA and PCA
Lake Wales, PCA
Live Oak, FLBA and PCA
Marianna, FLBA and PCA
Miami, FLBA and PCA
Orlando, FLBA and PCA
Vero Beach, FLBA and PCA
Wauchula, FLBA and PCA
Winter Haven, PCA
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