Title: Florida agriculture
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Title: Florida agriculture
Physical Description: v. : illus. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida Farm Bureau Federation
Publisher: Florida Farm Bureau Federation.
Place of Publication: Gainesville etc
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Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 9- 1950-
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By T. K. McClane, executive vice president, FFBF

There's been a great deal of talk lately
about Congressman Resnick of New
York and his attack on Farm Bureau.
Much has been written, much has been
rumored, much has been stated, and
much has been misstated. During our
recent series of district meetings the
"Resnick Subject" came up at each one.
Because we feel the situation is one in
which all Farm Bureau members should
be informed we thought we'd take the
time to give you some background and
comments on just what did happen when
the Congressman from New York began
his "tirade" against Farm Bureau. To
start with it should be made clear, as
a television editorial in North Carolina
recently pointed out, that "Joe Resnick
finally came up with a complete crop
failure ."
Congressman Resnick threw a boome-
rang, and it all but chopped the gentle-
man's head off on the return trip.
Mr. Resnick charged, among other
things that the American Farm Bureau
Federation is not a farm organization
at all. He called it a "giant insurance
complex," responsible for "one of the
greatest confidence games I've ever heard
What happened when the Congress-
man took off on his one man attack of
slander? That's an interesting story too.
The members of the Rural Develop-
ment Subcommittee of the House Agri-
culture Committee, of which Mr. Res-
nick is chairman, quickly and decisively
voted to disassociate themselves from
his attack on Farm Bureau. Immediately
thereafter, the full House Agriculture
Committee, with only one member in
dissent, took precisely the same direct
and prompt action. Shell shocked and
frustrated, Resnick commented that the
action was what he called, "virtually un-
precedented in the history of Congress."
The Congressman has a tremendous
grasp of the obvious.
Yes, Farm Bureau sells insurance and
it has done so for many years. As most
of you know it all began years ago when
very few general insurance companies
were willing or able to write fire and
extended coverage on rural property. In
order to fill the gap, to offer the service
and to be of assistance to all farmers,
Farm Bureau began to sell insurance as
a service. It seems that Mr. Resnick
would now condemn that action because
it has succeeded.
He doesn't realize that today, in 1967,
all insurance is fairly competitive. He
further doesn't realize that more than
35,000 Florida farm families, and more
than 1,800,000 farm families throughout
the U. S. must actually pay a dues in

order to have the insurance service. Farm
Bureau's insurance service is nothing to
be ashamed of. Indeed, Farm Bureau
has nothing but pride and appreciation
for the many service benefits to mem-
Having utterly failed, except to get a
great deal of press coverage, which ad-
mittedly hurts, Mr. Resnick then
charged that Farm Bureau was "in-
doctrinating" farm youth with what he
called "right wing propaganda through
the 4-H Clubs." As the WRAL-TV,
Raleigh-Durham editorial pointed out,
"anybody familiar with the splendid
achievements of the 4-H Clubs through-
out the United States is bound to spot
the absurdity of this charge the 4-H
motto is 'to make the best better.' How
'right wing' can you get! ."
According to the Congressman the
trouble with AFBF is that it has been
preaching the advantages of the free
enterprise system. It has spent its time
warning against the kind of government
that so called the "liberal" politicians
have been palming off on a trusting, but
too often gullible, public.
Indeed, there is a glimmer of hope to
be found in the actions taken against the
Congressman. He has ended up alone in
his attempt to condemn Farm Bureau.
To paraphrase the North Carolina edi-
torial slightly, "Farm Bureau has been
sounding a warning for a long time that,
'as a man sows, so shall he reap.' It
would seem that Mr. Resnick has learn-
ed that lesson the hard way."
The State Convention
Plans are progressing for the 1967
state convention of Farm Bureau in
Hollywood Beach. Bob Delano, presi-
dent of the Virginia Farm Bureau and
AFBF Board Member and Bill Lainer,
president of Georgia's Farm Bureau are
two of the speakers we have slated. Con-
gressman J. Herbert Burke, a member
of the House Agriculture Committee, is
tentatively slated to speak along with
Doyle Conner, our Commissioner of
Agriculture. We'll have some other sur-
prises for you and trust that the counties
are making their plans now to send as
many as possible to our annual meeting.
District and Annual Meetings
This is the time of year when farmers
all over Florida and the nation are meet-
ing together to determine the policies
which shall guide Farm Bureau in the
coming year. County Farm Bureaus are
holding their annual meetings and every
member not only has the privilege, but
the responsibility of attending this meet-
(Continued on page 19)

Florida Agriculture, October, 1967

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Jacksonville, PCA
Lakeland, PCA and FLBA
Lake Wales, PCA
Live Oak, PCA and FLBA
Madison, PCA
Marianna, PCA and FLBA
Miami, PCA and FLBA
Monticello, PCA
Ocala, PCA
Okeechobee, PCA and FLBA
Orlando, PCA and FLBA
Palatka, PCA
Pensacola, PCA
Quincy, PCA
Sebring, PCA
Tampa, FLBA
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of interest to farmers.

Oct. 11-14. Future Farmer's of America convention.
Mun Auditorium, Kansas City, Mo.
Oct. 14. First Annual "Broiler Grower Day", Cam-
ming, Georgia. 3 p.m.
Oct. 14-15. National Crossbow Tournament. Hunts-
ville. Ark.
Oct. 15-22. Rebel Roundup square dance Festival.
Fontana, N. C.
Oct. 16-21. National peanut festival. Dothan, Ala.
Oct. 17. Hardee FB annual meeting.
Oct. 17. Annual meeting, Everglades Farm Bureau,
Community Center, Canal Point.
Oct. 18-19.- National Broiler Council meeting. Re-
gency Hotel, Atlanta.
Oct. 19-20. Citrus Marketing Service. Rollins Col-
lege, Winter Park. $35 fee. 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
daily. Ph. 305-647-0731.
Oct. 17-21. Annual Craftsman's Fair. Gatlinburg,
Oct. 19-21. Burley tobacco festival. Ablngdon, Va.
Oct. 19-22. Annual boat-a-cade. Klss:mmee.
Oct. 21. Annual 17 mile canoe race. Withlacoochee
Oct. 21-22. Fall Festival of farm products, Cleve.
land, Ga.
Oct. 23. Annual meeting Orange County Farm
Bureau. Ag. Center, Orlando. 7 p.m.
Oct. 24. Annual Indian River FB banquet. 7 p.m.,
at the Shed, Vero Beach. Dinner to be roast top
sirloin at $3.50 each.
Oct. 24-27. Int. Livestock Exp.
Oct. 24-27. Nat. Ass'n of Ext. Home Economists.
Jackson, Miss.
Oct. 24-Nov. 4. Fla. Forest Festival. Perry. (Parade
Nov. 4).
Oct. 25-28. First annual Southern Farm Show.
Convention Hall. Atlanta.
Oct. 26. Polk FB annual meeting, Nora Mayo Aud.,
Winter Haven.
Oct. 27.29. Nat. Chrysanthemum show. Atlanta.
Oct. 28. Mountain craft show. Birmingham.
Oct. 28. Annual Agricultural Alumni Breakfast of
Alpha Zeta, Uni. of Fla., Cafeteria, 7:30 a.m.
Oct. 29 Swamp Buggy Races, Mile O'Mud Track,
Naples, Fla.


Vol. 26, No. 7, Oct., 1967
Established 1943. Published monthly except
June, July and August. Publication date 10th
of current month. Owned by Florida Farm
Bureau Federation, 4350 SW 13th St., Gaines-
ville, Florida, 32601. President, Arthur E.
Karat, Vero Beach; Vice President, Billy
Hill, Jasper; Secretary, Robert L. Clark Ft
Lauderdale; Treasurer, Walter Kautz, Canal
Point; Executive Vice President, T. K. Mc-
Clane, Jr., Gainesville; Office Manager,
Ruth Sloan, Gainesville. Printed by Cdy
Publications. Second Class Postage Paid at
Kissimmee, Florida. Notice of change of ad-
dress should be sent to 4350 SW 13th St.
Gainesville, Fla., Zip Code 32601. Send
editorial copy to P.O. Box 7605, Orlando,
Fla. Zip Code 32804. Phone 1-305-423-4163.
Editor, Hugh Waters; assistant, Martha Zeh-
ner. Subscription $5.00; outside U. S. $10.00
Send changes of address to 4350 SW 13th
St.. Gainesville. Fla. 32601.

4 Florida Agriculture, October, 1967



Oct. 31. First in series of luncheons for nation's I
food trade Sactors by Fla. Citrus Comandsion.
arriott Hotel, Atlanta, Ga. (Others to folow
in Cleveland, Detroit, Boston, New York, Phil.,
Washington, Chicago, San Francisco and Los
Angeles on Nov. 17).
Nov. 1-3. Fla. Nutrition Conference. Hollywood
Beach Hotel, Hollywood.
Nov. 4-5-6. Annual FFBF state convention. Holly-
wood Beach.
Nov. 5, 6, 7. Annual FFBF State convention.
Hollywood Beach. (See page 8.)
Nov. 12-14. Sixteenth Nat. Agricultural Credit
Conf. St L.ouis.
Nov. 12-14. Annual Dairy Marketing & Manage-
ment Seminar. Orlando.
Nov. 14-16. Fertilizer industry round table. Hotel
Mayflower, Washington, D. C.
Nov. 15. Annual Farm Seed Conf., Kansas City,
Nov. 16-26. International Livestock Exposition,
Nov. 17-23. Annual Farm-City Week.
Nov. 26-30. Annual (46th) National 4-H Club
Congress. Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago.
Dec. 3-5. National Aerial Applicator annual con-
ference Dallas, Tex.

Oct. 6, 7, 8. Holmes County Rodeo. Bonifay Foot-
ball Field. Bonifay.
Oct. 9-14. Harvest Fair. Crestview.
Oct. 10-14. N.E. Fla. Fair. Callahan.
Oct. 10-14. Columbia County Fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fair Grounds. Lake City.
Oct. 11-14. Northeast Fla. Fair. Callahan.
Oct. 14. Rodeo, NE Fair. Callahan.
Oct. 16-21. Suwanee County Fair & Livestock Show.
Live Oak.
Oct. 16-22. Pensacola Interstate Fair. Pensacola.
Oct. 17-21. Greater Holmes County Fair. Bonifay.
Oct. 18-28. Greater Jax Agricultural & Ind. Fair.
Gator Bowl.
Oct. 21. Liberty County 4-H Show Day. Bristol
Fair Building. Bristol.
Oct. 23-28. Jackson County Fair & Livestock Ex-
position. Marianna.
Oct. 31-Nov. 4. N. Fla. Fair. Tallahassee.
Nov. 6-11. Okaloosa County Harvest Fair. Fair
Grounds, Crestview.
Nov. 6-11. Bay County Fair. Panama City.
Nov. 6-11. Walton Co. Fair, DeFuniak Springs.
Nov. 7-11. Sumter All Fla. Breeder's Show & Coun-
ty Fair. Bevilles Corner. 12 noon to 10 p.m.
Nov. 9-11. Watson County Fair. DeFuniak Springs.
Nov. 13-18. Putnam County Fair. Palatka.
Nov. 13-18. Hardee County Fair. Wauchula.
Nov. 16-18. Hillsborough County Jr. Ag. Fair.
Nov. 20-25. Seminole County Fair. Sanford.

The following all-expense escorted tours depart on
dates given:
Nov. 21-22. Thanksgiving cruise to Hawaii. 15 days.
Dec. 20-21. Christmas-New Year's Cruise to Ha-
wall. 15 days.
Jan. 12. Around South America. 30 days.
Jan. 27-28. Winter Paradise Cruise to Hawaii.
15 days.
Feb. 8. Deluxe 21 day tour of Yucatan and
Central America.
All details (even tips) handled by experienced,
qualified people. Go alone, as a couple or take
non-Farm Bureau friends along. For free brochure
& information write Hugh C. Waters, Farm Bureau
Tours, P.O. Box 7605, Orlando, Fla. 32804.

This October cover picture features pumpkins for
Halloween and turkeys for Thanksgiving which
isn't too far away. Only a relatively small number
of pumpkins are grown commercially in Florida,
mostly in the North and East sections. The Jack-
sonville Farmer's Market reports that pumpkins
are now on sale there and that they should be
available through Christmas. Average price is
about seven cents per pound, depending upon size,
color and shape. The Market is on the West
Beaver Street Viaduct in Jacksonville. Pasco Coun-
ty is Florida's leading producer of turkeys. They
are grown in large numbers there by the Marston
Turkeland, Rt. 2, Box 213, Zephyrhills. Another
long-time turkey poducer is Orange County's Ava-
lon Turkey Farm, .Route 2, Winter Garden. The
National Turkey Federation will hold its annual
convention Jan. 9-11 at St. Louis. (Cover picture
made by Harold M. Lambert.)

Florida Agriculture, October, 1967

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Average value of farms in the nation is
$59,800, compared to $57,100 last year,
according to a recent report from Farm
Real Estate Market Development.

Hay producers note: a California man-
ufacturer claims the first technological
breakthrough in mechanized hay hand-
ling in 10 years. The firm has introduced
a new machine which can gather and
stack 56 bale bundles for easy loading
onto trucks, according to a recent report.
(For name of the manufacturer write this
magazine's editor, 4350 SW 13th St.,
Gainesville, Fla.)

The first mule bred in this country of
which there is a record was owned by
George Washington. The first jack
brought to America was presented to the
First President by the King of Spain.

Seattle, Washington residents saw a
flock of 2,000 chickens roaming its streets
recently. A truck carrying the Leghorns
lost its brakes and overturned. Police
were called to round up the birds.

About 318 million acres were planted
to principal crops in the U. S. this year.
This is up about 20 million acres from last

A North Carolina turtle either crawled
faster than his brothers or he hitched a
secret ride. Last February a farmer near
Mount Airy, N. C., carved his name and
address on a turtle found near his home.
He turned it loose. Last month a postcard
from Jackson, Ohio, announced that the
turtle showed up there.

A scene like this will take place again
next month when the luxury Liner "Lur-
line" visits the Hawaiian Islands on its
Farm Bureau Thanksgiving Cruise. Here
passengers are about to be welcomed by
natives, who later entertain visitors with
their music, hulas and colorful aloha cere-
monies. A highlight of the tour will be
the Makahiki Festival, Hawaii's Thanks-
giving celebration to the ancient harvest
god of land and sea. (See page 4 for
departure schedules and other information
about the Farm Bureau tours).




Texas claims to have harvested the first
bale of cotton in the U. S. this year, on
June 11. This magazine solicits letters
from Florida cotton farmers who may
have beat this record. Write to the Editor,
4350 SW 13th St., Gainesville, Florida.

U. S. citrus growers were the dominant
suppliers in the world market prior to
1957. A severe freeze caused a switch.
Today the Western European markets
are supplied principally by Mediterran-
ean producers, who account for 80 percent
of the oranges and tangerines and 60 per-
cent of the grapefruit. The U.S. share of
this market is only 2 percent of the or-
anges and tangerines and 12 percent of
the grapefruit. (From USDA Newsletter)

Meat consumption, per capital, in the
U. S. first half of this year rose to 88
pounds, up five pounds from last year.

Brazil's best peanut customer is the
Soviet Union. Last year Russia bought
nearly half of the South America coun-
try's world-wide export peanut crop and
so far this year is top purchaser again.

Honey producers in Florida sold their
1966 crop for $3.3 million or 18 percent
more than it brought the prior year. Bee
colonies now number over 300,000 and
Florida ranks second among the nation's
top honey producers.

A new protein powder has been devel-
oped by the Ralston Purina Company's
Louisville, Ky., plant. The powder is
made from soybeans, but does not contain
soybean flavor. Plans are to use the
powder to enrich protein in existing foods.

An important factor in rising farm-
land prices is the limited availability of
such property. That's the opinion of a
noted economist in a recent newspaper
column. The article points out that in-
dustry is moving into rural areas, taking
up lands formerly devoted chiefly to

6 Florida Agriculture, October, 1967

farming; that expanding highways are
taking their toll as well as suburban
dwelling areas. "And the end is not in
sight", it concludes.

Farmers were praised in a recent letter
to the editor column of a large Florida
newspaper. In part the letter writer said:
"What enabled the U. S. to become the
industrial giant that it is today with its
many fine hospitals, research centers, and
universities was the agricultural revolu-
tion. It was the ability of the American
farmer to feed not only himself but 25
other Americans, leaving these people
free to work in factories, to become doc.
tors, and to man our research centers.
In Russia the farmer feeds himself and
two other Russians. America should be
proud of its agricultural segment."

In Wisconsin, the law states that all
boarding houses, clubs, hotels and res-
taurants must serve free portions of
cheese at least 2/3 of an ounce in weight,
with every meal costing more than 25c.

The dandelion, now usually scorned as
a weed, was a prized plant, according to
the Old Farmer's Almanac. Leaves and
buds were. served as boiled greens or as
"wilted salad". Roots were ground up for
use as a coffee substitute. Also a mild
brew called Lion-toothed wine was made
from this weed.

Researchers have developed a device
that converts pig manure into methane
gas. They say 20 pigs are enough to sup-
ply the heating and lighting needs of a
family of 10 and that any farmer can
build one for about $100.

October, 1907 was the month this experi-
mental model was built by Henry Ford,
who is in the driver's seat. It was called
an "automobile plow". Gasoline powered
it was one of his first attempts toward a
light, inexpensive machine for the average
farmer, Mr. Ford was influenced by his
boyhood experiences on his father's farm
and began working as early as the 1880's
on a vehicle that might pull a plow. He
is said to have remarked: "I have walked
many weary miles behind a plow and I
know all the drudgery of it."

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This famous Gold Coast hotel will be headquarters for the Florida
Farm Bureau's state convention, November 5, 6, 7. It is the
Hollywood Beach Hotel, situated on the ocean front not far from
the world famous Gulf Stream. The hotel's 500 acre grounds
include a fine golf course; tennis courts; sunbathing facilities;
Walking paths and many other recreational facilities. The picture

at right above shows the hotel's Olymphic Pool and Cabana Club
facilities. Swimming is also available to guests on the hotel's
oceanfront, where there are playgrounds for children too. For
advance reservations Farm Bureau members are urged to write
J. Ronn DeLaney, executive director, Conventions, Hollywood
Beach Hotel, Hollywood, Florida.

FFBF Plans Gala Convention

Official delegates, representing County
Farm Bureaus, as well as FB members
from throughout the state will assemble
in Hollywood next month. It will be the
FFBF's 26th annual state convention,
with headquarters in the fabulous Hol-
lywood Beach Hotel, pictured and des-
cribed above.
The three day meeting, November
5, 6, 7, will be filled with important
speaking; meetings; luncheons; a ban-
quet; entertainment; get-to-gethers; elec-
tion of directors and officers, etc. But
there will be time for outside interests
too, so a brief list of things to do and
see in Hollywood is included on this page.
The Farm Bureau Convention City is
easily reached by fine highways from all
parts of Florida. Joseph A. Sutherland,
Public Relations director for the State
Turnpike Authority, says "you may ad-
vise your readers that it is now possible
to travel from Macon, Ga. to Miami,
a distance of 571 miles without encoun-
tering one stop light or having to pull
off the Turnpike for auto service or food.
"There are seven service areas with Hot
Shoppes and the service stations honor
all oil company credit cards, he added.
If auto trouble arises on the turnpike
Mr. Sutherland advises that drivers are
seldom more than 15 minutes without

sighting a trooper's car. They carry
water, gasoline, first aid kits, and wrecker
service is available on a 24 hour basis.
By air, convention visitors, can land
by commercial or private plane at Ft.
Lauderdale-Hollywood International Air-
port, 10 minutes from Hollywood Beach.
Within the city of Hollywood there are
a wide range of recreational and sports
facilities for visitors. Fourteen public and
hotel golf courses are in the immediate
area; plus a par 3 course open for night
play. The City's David Park Tennis
Courts are open Mon. thru Sunday 9
a.m. to 6 p.m.; and from 6:30 to 9:30
p.m., Tues., Wed. and Thursdays. The
Hollywood Shuffleboard courts are at
1820 Taylor Street and open Daily and
Sunday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Lawn-
bowling is available at David Park Mon.
thru Sat. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Within the city there are 18 public
parks and playgrounds and there's an
easily marked self-guided auto tour
which winds among the beautiful resi-
dential areas. (A tour map is free from
the Chamber of Commerce).
Charter fishing boats are available at
the Municipal basin for deep sea fishing.
Smaller boats may be obtained for plug
casting in the bays and waterways.
Six miles of ocean front beach is muni-

cipally owned and open to the public.
Hollywood has 27 churches, all leading
denominations; four theatres.
A major attraction on Highway 441
just west of Hollywood is the Seminole
Okalee Indian Village. See Indians at
work and play. A seminole guide will
take visitors on a tour of the village.
For a Gray Line Nite Club tour con-
tact the Gray Line at 1840 Youngs Cir-
cle, Hollywood. Phone JA 5-7621.
The Hollywood Mall is a new and
beautiful completely air-conditioned
shopping center located on Hollywood
Bldv. There are 54 stores, wide walk-
ways, tropical plants, unique sculptured
fountains and restaurants. The mall is
open Mon. thru Sat. from 9:30 to 9:30
Sightseeing boat tours leave the docks
at nearby Ft. Lauderdale daily at 10 a.m.
and 2 p.m. Drive south on Rt. AIA, along
the oceanfront. Tours are $3.00 for adults
and $1.50 for children. Phone Ft. Laud.
JA 4-5596 for reservations first.

(Editor's Note: Before the convention
write for "The Vacationland Complete"
a packet containing colorful brochures
of various attractions. It's free. Add-
ress: Chamber of Commerce, Hollywood,
Fla. 33020).

Florida Agriculture, October, 1967


By George Cappe, director, Safety Dept., FB Insurance

Each year millions of happy confident
persons suddenly find themselves involv-
ed in some type of traffic accident. Thou-
sands lose their lives. Other thousands
narrowly escape death only to be bed-
ridden for the rest of their lives because
a driver loses control of his car in an
emergency situation.
Most drivers realize that only on rare
occasions can cars be brought to an
abrupt stop, without side spins, and roll
overs even on dry pavements. On wet or
slippery roads the problem is multiplied.
Driver control under such conditions
usually determines the extent of the acci-
dent. In some cases alert drivers make the
right move at the precise moment and
avert accidents. Under most emergency
situations a driver's mental agility may
determine the out come. But even among
drivers that are able to react instantly,
they have no way of knowing what the
rear wheels will do if the brakes are
applied suddenly or if a fast turn is re-
Long and exhaustive studies of the
causes of highway accidents have pro-
duced the surprising information that
approximately 80% of all highway ac-
cidents result from "loss of control" by
drivers forced into panic situations.
Earlier this year a revolutionary new
device was introduced that will, when
installed in his car, give the driver far
more control. It will prevent the rear
wheels from breaking loose under most

Shown here are six new Farm Bureau
Insurance Company agents as they
participated in a special orientation
school held at the Farm Bureau Building
in Gainesville recently. The school was
conducted by Sandy Johnson, (seated,
center) vice president, sales & market-
ing, Florida Farm Bureau Insurance
Companies. The new agents are I to r,
seated Henry Lee, Lake County; Mike
Rou, Marion County; Mrs. Mary Alden-
dorf, Indian River County and Dan
Hatcher, Jackson County. Looking over
their shoulders are I to r Bob Hays,
Manatee County and Jim Price, Suwan-
nee County. (FFBF Information Dept.
Photo). Mr. Johnson also conducted an
annual sales jamboree in Orlando last
month. More than 100 agents and their
wives attended the conclave which was
highlighted by a banquet. Dave Mieher,
Jackson, Miss., executive vice president,
Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance
Company, was a speaker.

conditions. The name of this device is
the Gyro-Matic Safety Control.
The Gyro-Matic Safety Control has
been in use for some time by such agen-
cies as the Florida Highway Patrol,
Duval Road Patrol and many other law
enforcement agencies.
We have had several of these units
in our own company cars for several
months. As a result of our own experi-
ence with these units and the recom-
mendations of the law enforcement
agencies that have been using this de-
vice, we feel that this is one of the most
important developments in automobile
Such acceptance is a direct result of
personal test made by these officials as
spectators, passengers and drivers of cars
in actual demonstrations and normal use.
Realizing the importance of the rev-
olutionary device we have negotiated an
agreement with the Gyro-Matic Control
Company so that these units will be
made available to Farm Bureau Mem-
bers at a special reduced price.
The details of this program are being
worked out and will be put into effect
in the very near future. It is felt that
this program will be the most important
project we have ever undertaken in the
field of accident prevention. As your
Safety Director I would strongly recom-
mend that each and every Farm Bureau
Member consider installing a Gyro-Matic
Safety Control unit in his car when

Cpl. Jim Humpries of the Florida Highway
Patrol is seen here inspecting the Gyro-
Matic safety control unit which has beooen
used in his car for several months. The
photograph was made following demon-
strations and test runs given at an Orlando
airport earlier this year, with patrol cas
using the new safety device, described in
the accompanying article. At the time
Cpl. Humpries was a member of the
patrol stationed in Orlando. Last month
he was transferred to Levy County.

available. There is no question in my
mind but that many serious accidents
will be averted through the use of this
We will keep the membership inform-
ed as to the progress of this program.
(Editor's Note: readers desiring more
information on above may write Mr.
Cappe at his office, 4350 S.W. 13th St.,
Gainesville or phone him at 904-372-

Florida Agriculture, October, 1967


By Lewis Haveard, director FFBF Dept. of Field Services

MEMBERSHIP: Alachua Co u n t y
gained more members this past year than
any other county in the State and mem-
bers will be properly recognized at the
State Convention for their efforts. Ala-
chua ended the year with a gain of 76
members over last year. Holmes County
is second with a gain of 65 members and
Hendry is third with a gain of 52 mem-
District membership awards will be
given to the county which gained the
highest number of members in each dis-
trict at the State Convention. They are
listed numerically by districts:
Dist. I-Holmes, with gain of 65
Dist. II-Calhoun, with gain of 46
Dist. III-Baker, with gain of 46
Dist. IV-Alachua, with gain of 76
Dist. V-Volusia, with gain of 50
Dist. VI-Marion & Osceola with
gains of 11 each
Dist. VII-Glades, with gain of 37
Dist. IX-Hendry, with gain of 52.
BRIEFS: Tires are beginning to roll
again. Rubber strike is over and pro-
duction is going full blast.
Fall Policy Development Meetings
were very successful.
Statewide Membership Drive under-
way. Many kick-off meetings through-
out the State. Hendry County Secretary
Frankye Thomas first to report on new

member sign-up. She also arranged to
show Farm Bureau film to civic groups
and have local Farm Bureau leaders
speak on radio in connection with Drive.
New Farm Bureau Mutual Fund in-
formation available at your county office.
Drop by and pick up a brochure.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield headquart-
ers in Jacksonville reports much interest

Announcement was made when this
issue of Florida Agriculture was in
production that Lewis Haveard, direc-
tor of FFBF Department of Field
Services, had resigned. In his official
announcement T. K. McClane, Jr.,
FFBF Executive Vice President, said:
"I don't know what Mr. Haveard's
plans are, but we wish for him the very
best of success in whatever field of
endeavor he chooses."

in new hospitalization plan available to
our members.
MINDER: October 1-December 31 is
"open season" for persons now over 65
to enroll for the Medicare "doctor bill"
insurance, if they failed to elect this

coverage during their regular enrollment
If you are over 65 and do not have
the medical insurance available under
medicare in addition to the hospital in-
surance, contact you nearest social se-
curity office.
Readers under 65 should be certain
that your older relatives and friends
know about this important reminder
from the social security people.

The following items about County acti-
vities were contributed by Members of
the FFBF's Field Staff (see pictures
top right); by County FB Presidents &
Secretaries and by this magazine's edi-
tors & reporters: -

Orange County FB's Jerry Chicone,
Jr., publicity committee chairman, says:
"I'm very pleased to announce that we
have a big AFBF name for our annual
dinner meeting, October 23. The speaker
will be Roger Fleming, secretary-treas-
urer, AFBF and director of the organ-
ization's Washington Office. Mr. Fleming
makes only two County FB appearances
annually throughout the nation." The
dinner will feature Kentucky Fried
Chicken with all the trimmings. The
time is 7:00 p.m. at the Orange Agri-
cultural Center in Orlando. Each County
FB member gets two free dinners with

(Below Left): Levy County FB's membership committee is
pictured here shortly after the annual "kick-off" breakfast
was held last month in Bronson's Holiday Motel. The event
began at 7:30 a.m. Shown in the picture are L to R: Edward
Shadd, FFBF field representative; John H. Griffin, Mrs. Betty
Frazier, Levy President and member of FFBF's board; G. M.
Owens; Jim Palladine, membership chairman; and Johnny
M. Munn. (Right): Taylor County FB served swamp cabbage
on the menu at its annual meeting held last month in the

County's Agricultural Center. Before the dinner these helpers
"made the pot right", according to Dennis Emerson, FFBF
representative. L to R: Robert Ezell, Taylor board member;
Arthur E. Karst, FFBF President and guest speaker; John
Sheppard, Taylor FB President and Ernest Parker, board
member. Another guest was Ken Smith, State Representative
from that area. About 150 people were served swamp cabbage,
fish and hush puppies.

Florida Agriculture, October, 1967



advance reservation and may take along
guests at $1.50 each, Mr. Chicone said.

Indian River FB's Office Secretary,
Mary Aldendorf, visited her old home in
Shelbyville, Illinois last month. She re-
turned, with pictures of her father's cu-
cumber patch to show "how big we grow
them back in Illinois".

In North Florida two annual fairs are
taking place at about the same time this
issue is being read. The Columbia Coun-
ty Fair, held in Lake City, runs from
Oct. 10 thru 14 and the Northeast Flor-
ida fair is open from Oct. 11 through 14
at Callahan. Secretary Neal W. Dukes
of the Columbia fair said that there will
be approximately 180 commercial and
non-commercial booths and that high-
light events include: swine and breeder
cattle show; youth field crops; open
tobacco show; and poultry show. He
predicted an attendance of between 18,-
000 and 20,000. Ira Hall, president of
the NE Fair points to the following as
high spots of that event: selection of
a fair queen; FFA-4H tractor driving
contest: beef, dairy and swine judging;
4-H horse show and a rodeo to wind it
up on Saturday 14th. (See page 4 for
other Florida Fairs.)

Everglades FB's annual meeting fea-
tures an address by FFBF President
Art Karst. The event takes place in the
Community Center, Canal Point, Octo-
ber 17. Floyd Erickson, President, said:
"I hope every member will be present
to hear Mr. Karst and let your local
Everglades FB know what you desire in
legislation and service".

Polk County FB expects 1500 guests
at its annual banquet to be held Oct. 26
at 6 p.m. in Nora Mayo Auditorium,
Winter Haven. Chairman of the affair is
Ben W. Garrett who said: "A delicious
smorgasboard will be served to all com-
ers." Jimmy Ellis is assistant chairman.

Hardee County FB last month paid
tribute to three couples. Each celebrated
Golden Wedding anniversaries recently.
They are: Mr. and Mrs: Harry Meth-
eny; Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Granger and
Mr. and Mrs. Porter Lambert.

Sarasota County FB's annual meeting
held Oct. 10 presented "monster" movies
for children, as in the past. The idea.
according to Jim Turnbull, FFBF field-
man, is to entertain the children while
parents attend to business and other

Osceola County FB, situated in a wide-
ly known cattle country, has always fea-
tured steaks at its annual meetings.
Steaks will again be on the menu this
October 21, but diners may have ham-
burgers if they choose. Reason is the
fact that small children usually comprise
about 1/3 of the attendance and the ar-
rangement committee thinks these very
young Farm Bureau members might pre-
fer hamburgers.

Hillsborough County FB has purchas-
ed outside signs for each of its TBA
dealers to display at their businesses.
This is an effort to help identify each
dealer with the Farm Bureau member-
ship, according to an announcement from
Hillsborough's office in Brandon recently.

Lowell Woodham
Director, Florida Dept. of Agri-
culture Inspection Division, Talla-
Former member of Florida Farm
Bureau Federation's Field Services
Staff from 1955 to 1960.

(Left Below): Suwannee County FB secured an official
proclamation from Live Oak's Mayor to proclaim Farm Bureau
Week last month. Here Dennis Emerson, FFBF fieldman is
looking on while Mayor Leon Wooley signs the document
which urged all farm families to join the Farm Bureau. The
proclamation also reminded everyone that "Live Oak and its
surrounding communities depend a great deal on agriculture
and related industries for a.sound economy within the area".
(Right): FFBF district meetings were held throughout the
state last month. This picture was taken at one of them, in

Winter Haven. It shows a group looking over the program at
the speaker's stand and includes L to R: Bob Denlinger, Dade
City, member of the FFBF's state board; Mrs. Tobe Colbert,
Highlands City, member of the Polk County board; Arthur
E. Karst, Vero Beach, FFBF state president; and Bruce Fuller-
ton, Lake Wales, president, Polk County FB and member of
the FFBF state board. (Photo courtesy Lakeland Ledger).
Other district meetings were held in Clewiston, Gainesville,
DeFuniak Springs and in Tallahassee.

Florida Agriculture, October, 1967

This photo was taken at the recent FFBF meeting held
in Clewiston. It shows one of the current Winn Dixie Farm
Bureau scholarship winners receiving the official award from
FFBF President Arthur E. Karst, (right) and Carl Smith, Jr.,
(left) representing the Winn Dixie Grocery Company. Award
winner Sherri Burgess, of Belle Glade, is seen here with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Burgess. Usually the official
awards are made during the FFBF's state convention, but
Miss Burgess cannot attend as she will be at Furman Univer-
sity. So the award was given ahead of schedule. The other
winner, Teddy Erck. of Leesburg will receive his official award
at the forthcoming FFBF state convention, in Hollywood
Beach. (FFBF Inf. Dept. photo).

Pasco County's six year old Debrah Kay Bacon of Zephyr-
hills represented Florida in the recent "Little Miss World"
Pageant held in Dallas. Texas. She competed with 144 other
little girls from England, Australia, Canada. Korea, Mexico
as well as from all parts of the U.S. Her grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. George C. Miller, Rt. 1, Zephyrhills sent this picture
and wrote: "Debrah didn't bring home any high honors this
time but she was a good sport about it. She told the news on
her return that someone else had to win sometime". On July
4th Debrah was crowned "Little Miss Dixie" at the Daytona
Beach pageant and later was first runner-up in the Florida
"Little Miss Pageant" held in Miami Beach, and is seen here
with the trophy won there. She plays the organ and has been
selected to play on the Ted Mack talent scout TV program.
(Zephyrhills News Photo).


As in the past a highlight of the Flor-
ida Farm Bureau state convention will
be the annual "Talent-Find" contest.
Finalists from similar contests held by

County Farm Bureaus throughout the
state will again complete for top honors
when the FFBF assembles at the Holly-
wood Beach Hotel next month. (See page
8 for more convention information).
The contest is limited to young people
from Farm Bureau families only. The
age limit is from 13 to 21 and they must,
of course, be amateurs.
Each County Farm Bureau is allowed
one number for participation at the con-
vention finals. The method of selection
is left up to the respective counties which
have been urged to uncover and give re-
cognition to good talent in their com-

It was love at first sight for Adriana,
five-year-old daughter of Florida Gov.
Claude Kirk, who was given a registered
Guernsey calf last month by the dairy
industry of Florida. The four-month-old
calf-which will be named in a contest
by the children of Florida-will be hous-
ed in a converted dog house originally
built for two German Shepherds and
located behind the Executive Mansion.
(Florida Department of Agriculture

Last year's winners were a Song and
Dance Trio representing Putnam-St.
Johns Farm Bureau and composed of:
Chad Motes, Tommy Clarke, Jr., and
Elliott Kane. First runner-up was Judy
Russell, pianist, of Gadsden County; and
third place winners were Lake County's
Jack and Billy Speer with organ and
drum selections.
Representatives of the four agricul-
tural youth groups, FFA, Future Home-
makers, 4-H Club Boys and 4-H Clubs
Girls, will also be guests of the conven-
tion. They will each address the dele-
gates during a regular session. (Action
pictures of these events will appear in
the next issue of this magazine).
(Editor's note: see picture, upper left
for information about the Winn Dixie
Farm Bureau Scholarship awards at the

Idea for Farm Bureaus: The Dade
County FB awards a leadership plaque
annually at the FFA Parent-Son Ban-
quet. Currently John Carter, member of
the South Dade FFA holds the honor.

Former Florida Farm Bureau Federa-
tion Executive Vice President, John Ford

Florida Agriculture, October, 1967

For a spirited Hallowe'en this month
designer Judith Palestrant suggest letting
children adopt elf and goblin grab-
costumes that can be made in a twinkling
from crayons and old sheet. Miss Pales-
trant says: "Simply fold a sheet in half
and cut a hole in the center of the fold
big enough to fit over the goblin's head.
Cut the bottom short enough for easy
movement; cut the hemline in bit upside-
down scallops so that there are points all
around the bottom of the costume. Now
let your 'elf' have the fun of decorating
the costume with Crayola crayons. He
or she can cover it with huge spider web.
or draw witch's symbols or crayon it
black with dozens of mystic eyes. The
spookier the better. To make the mask.
paste two layers of paper together for
strength, cut two eyeholes; then cut the
outline in the form of two sweeping bat
wings; crayon the whole mask an evil

now of Montgomery, Alabama, has been
awarded the titles of honorary Future
Farmer of America and Honorary Future
Homemaker. He now holds these titles in
both Alabama and Florida.

A Kentucky farm boy visited New York
City for the first time recently. Upon his
return home a friend asked him what he
thought about the big city. To this, John
Lovett of Benton, Ky., replied: "I was so
confused by all of the things to do that
I just went out and had my shoes half-
soled". (From Associated Press).

The current national Cherry Queen,
Kay Christie, 18, of Alpena, Michigan,
rode in her home town's recent annual
strawberry festival parade.
The ninth annual National Youth-
power Congress has been scheduled for
March 27 to 30 in the Sherman House,
Several $40 College Scholarships are to
be awarded by the American Shorthorn
Ass'n. Applications must be filed by No-
vember 1. Interested high school seniors
may write the ass'n at 8288 Hascall St.,
Omaha, Nebraska 68124, for information.

Rural Youth

"Miss Sunflavor" in
Europe This Month
Florida's Miss "Sunflavor" is attending
trade shows in Europe this month in her
official capacity as representative of the
Florida Department of Agriculture. She
will be in London from October 12
through 20 at the London Trade Show.
This follows the International Exhibition
of Fine Foods and Provisions held at
Cologne, Germany which was concluded
on Oct. 8. Doyle Conner, commissioner
of agriculture, said that these trade
shows offer "an excellent opportunity
for Florida producers to display food
items to foreign buyers.
Miss "Sunflavor" is Cheryl Johnson,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. John-
son, Tavares (Lake County).
These pictures represent three 1967
highlights for the title holder.
(Top) Shortly after winning the Sun-
flavor title at the Florida State Fair
last February, Miss Johnson attended
various fairs and other exhibitions in be-
half of the Department of Agriculture.
Here she is seen at the third annual
Festival of Florida Foods held in Or-
lando, last April.
(Center) At Daytona Beach during the
July 4th celebrations when Miss John-
son was selected "Miss Dixie", compet-
ing with beauty queens from through-
out the South.
(Bottom) She waves goodbye as she
boarded her plane enroute for the Eu-
ropean trade shows, described in the
first paragraph above. Last month she
was crowned Cinderella of the World at
the World Food Exposition, held in
Madison. Wisconsin.
(The "Miss Dixie" photo courtesy
Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce).
(Editor's Note: For information about
entering next year's "Miss Sunflavor"
or "Miss Dixie" contests, write Editor.
Florida Agriculture. 4350 S.W. 13th St.,
Gainesville. Fla.).

Teenage marriages will be banned in
India if current legislation passes. This is
one measure that country proposes to halt
the population explosion. There are now
almost 600 million people in India. The
official government forecast is for 800
million in just a few years. Currently
there are an estimated 40 million Indians
in the Bihar province who are on the edge
of starvation and the other provinces are
just as bad, according to the country's
health minister in a recent report.

The four children of the Heston S. Mc-
bride family, Llano, Tex., each has a herd
of cattle, paid-up insurance policies and
hundreds of trophies and silver cups for
producing steer and Hereford champions.
(Recent UP news item).

50 years ago a magazine columnist said:
"the distinguishing mark between a thor-
oughbred girl and one of the middle class
is the daily tub bath".

These pictures are high points in "Miss
Sunflavor's" reign since her selection last
February. She is in Europe representing
Florida this month. See top center story
for picture information.

Florida Agriculture, October, 1967


By Mrs. Geo. Munroe, FFBF's Women's Chairman

At our recent policy development
meetings I tried to make it very clear
what the ladies' role is-to be on the
committee in order to be able to help
make or approve the policies. This is a
family organization and men, women and
young people should participate in all
projects of the Farm Bureau. The more
involved the better the organization.
I am very proud of what the ladies
have done on the SMV emblems. Florida
has sold more than any other state in
the Southeast. This is a long range
program and should be our project for
several years. I heard some complaints
about selling these at the P.D. meetings.
They will not be sold just by putting
them in the County Farm Bureau offices.
They have to be sold as any other com-
Highlands and P u t n a m-St. Johns
Counties have arranged to have their im-
plement dealers put an SMV emblem on
each unit sold. The 4-H & FFA are
helping to sell them in many counties
and making the profit. One town has
them on all city vehicles that come under
this category. The above is for your in-
There was a bill ready to file to put
lights on each end of SMV's but Mr.
McClane and Mr. Alsobrook got the
legislators from Pinellas County to
change the bill to our SMV emblems. It
was too late for this session but it made
me think that at another session a like
bill might be introduced, making it a
law, if passed. We must continue to do
a good job as I had rather do something
voluntarily than by law.
There will be some by-law changes
recommended this year. One is a change
in the article pertaining to the Women.
The proposed amendment reads as fol-
Section 4B. of Article XII of Florida

Farm Bureau Federation By-Laws is
amended to read as follows: The women's
committee shall, as soon as practicable
after their annual membership meeting,
elect its executive committee composed
of a chairman, vice chairman and secre-
tary. The term of office shall be for a
period of two years. The chairman and
secretary shall be the women's directors
of the Federation. No person shall serve
as chairman for more than two consecu-
tive terms.
Please get informed about this and
be sure your delegates are instructed on
how to vote. One reason I think this
important is that by-law changes come
before the convention-not just ladies-
as there are few ladies that are delegates
to the convention. The delegates (men
or women) should be versed on this and
instructed on any of the other recom-
mended changes.
As far as I know the program for the
convention to be in Hollywood at the
Hollywood Beach Hotel, Nov. 5-6-7 has
not been completed yet. However follow-
ing the regular routine the Vesper Serv-
ices will be held on Sunday night; Mon-
day morning I will make my report of
this year's work, followed by a luncheon
at noon for all ladies. Our business ses-
sion will follow a 7 a.m. breakfast for
voting delegates on Tuesday.
Incidentally, I have received a nice
letter from Mrs. Ina Laidig, of Arcadia.
She visited Bresmen, Indiana last sum-
mer and photographed an old fashioned
horse-drawn buggy with one of the bright
red SMV emblems displayed on its rear.
Her color picture really emphasized the
emblem and I'm sure oncoming motorists
saw it too. Mrs. Laidig said she is under
the impression that the SMV emblems
are required by law in Indiana. Mrs.
Laidig is a member of the DeSoto FB's
County Board; Ladies Committee and

Here's a refreshment idea for after-football game parties.
Carry out the football theme with special Cheese Football
Buns. They're easy to make and add a little color and Cheddar
cheese flavor. Just butter sliced hot dog buns, then cover the
bottom halves with generous slices of sharp Cheddar cheese.
Decorate the tops of the rolls with cheese strips to resemble
football laces, and heat just long enough to melt the cheese.
Serve on trays so each football fan can help himself to the
lower part of a cheese bun, spoon on the burger mix and top
it with another bun half. For added atmosphere you might set
up novelty goal posts and string French fried onion rings on
the crossbar. Serve with crisp relishes and plenty of cold
milk for vitality. For a free recipe for making the burger mix
described above write: Marguerite Gustafson, Home Economics
Dept., American Dairy Ass'n, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago
60606. It is free of charge.

Florida Agriculture, October, 1967


An all-occasion standby is this box
sweater modeled by Miss Brenda
Scott, television actress. Fashioned in
mohair, but other yarns, such as or-
lon, wool, etc., can be used with equal
success. The sweater features the
raglan style sleeve which is preferred
by so many. The neckline is finished
with a crewneck affect and decorated
with a pearl applique design to en-
hance the otherwise extreme simpli-
city of this garment. It is fast to knit
and any beginner will feel like a pro-
fessional after fashioning this sweater.
Illustrated instructions come in sizes
10 through 20. All sizes are included
on one pattern. Write for Box Sweat-
er pattern number 44 to Ursula du-
Bois, Florida Agriculture, Box 3307,
Van Nuys, Calif. 91407. Send 750 in
coin, check, or money order.

is Publicity Chairman. She also served
as County Office Secretary for several
I will see you at the convention.-
Clarice Munroe.
(Editor's note: see page 8 for more
convention information).


By Al Roselin for Florida Agriculture
Research has shown that a well-run meat department is
often the deciding factor when a woman settles on one market
as her regular stopping place. Since there's so much more to
meat than is readily apparent, it's easy to see why the house-
wife is sometimes confused. She can seldom zip by the meat
display and quickly scoop up a package and toss it into her
cart, as she does with many other purchases, knowing it will
be the same as it was the last time and the time before. It's
good to know that in general that all meat is equally nutritious.
In the case of beef, stew meat gives as much to the family in
food value as steak. The key to have in mind is not necessarily
to buy the best you can afford, but to think in terms of good
eating and nutrition at a reasonable price. Meat and poultry
and fish-plus milk and cheese-are the leading sources of
protein. You may cut down on the price you pay for protein,
but never skimp on the amount. Protein is essential to growth,
and the body never stops needing it. (Note: the clear plastic
tray, shown in this picture, was developed by the Monsanto
Company. It enables the purchaser to see both sides of pre-
packaged meat. Marbling, grain, color and moistness are quick-
ly visible.).

Short Notes for Women
From the Editor's Notebook
Working wives in South Africa, in
some cases, pay as much as 53 percent
of their income to the government in
taxes. Recently this group, through
spokesmen, protested the rate of taxation
and their voice is heeded in that country.
Working wives are in demand because
the country has a shortage of skilled
people. The unemployment rate for
whites is only 0.4 percent, one of the
lowest in the world.

Florida's first Consumers Council, ap-
pointed by Commissioner of Agriculture
Doyle Conner, includes Florida Farm
Bureau's Mrs. George Munroe, of Qui-
ncy. Mrs. Munroe is a member of the
FFBF's state board of directors and
is also chairman of its state-wide wo-
men's committee. (See column on ad-
joining page). The group includes re-
presentatives of the Florida C. of C.;
Florida Extension Homemakers Council;
League of Women Voters; P.T.A.; Retail
Grocers Ass'n; and other state-wide or-

How many eggs does it take to make a
cup, when called for by a recipe. Ac-
cording to the USDA it takes seven
small eggs to make a cup; six medium;
five large and only four extra large.

Two hundred thirty-nine women read-
ers, from 46 counties requested copies
of this magazine's hat pattern recently.

You will receive a dollar if this page
uses your favorite homemaking idea or
solution to a household problem. Send
it to the editor, 4350 S.W. 13th St.,

This delicate bangle cap sleeve blouse
is modeled by Miss Susan Barrett, sing-
er and actress. The
item is knitted in
two pieces, back and
front and the bang-
les are knitted right
into the garment.
It's an easy begin-
ner's item, quickly
ra a knitted and easily
taken care of. Illus-
trated instructions
rd k, t are written in sizes
8 to 22. All sizes are
included in one pat-
tern. Write for pat-
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"Frauds and Quacks", and easy to
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"Can We Wave The Flag Too Much?".
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What do Americans Really eat?" A
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are sticking to the staples, eating some
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along with 301 eggs each and more cheese
than ever before. While new products
make the news, the old standbys are
basic eating for the average American,
according to a recent survey conducted
by Roper Research Associates. The in-
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TIMBER FOR SALE on area embracing about 465
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Florida Farm Bureau
4350 S.W. 13th St., Gainesville
Arthur E. (Art) Karst, Vero Beach, Florida
2311 Victory Blvd. Ph. 305-562-5681
Billy Hill, Jasper, Florida
Route 1, Box 38. Ph. 904-792-2633
Walter J. Kautz, Canal Point, Florida
P.O. Box 132. Ph. 305-924-7794
Robert L. Clark, Jr., Ft. Lauderdale ,Fla.
1575 Ponce de Lean Drive. Ph. 305-523-6848
J. S. Allen, Jr., Umatilla, Florida
Route 1. Box 11. Ph. 904-669-3202
J. J. Brialmont, Bell, Florida
P.O. Box 66. Ph. 904-463-2473
Robert L. Clark, Jr., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
1575 Ponce de Leon Drive. Ph. 305-523-6848
A. F. Copeland, Arcadia, Florida
Route 3, Box 272. Ph. 813-929-5901
Forrest Davis, Jr., Quincy, Florida
Route 3, Box 225A. Ph. 904-627-3356
R. R. Denlinger, Dade City, Florida
Route 2. Box 44. Ph. 904-567-5424
Richard E, Finlay, Jay, Florida
P. O. Box 97. Ph. 904-675-4918
E. H. Finlayson, Greenville, Florida
Route 2, Box 81. Ph. 904-948-2444
Mrs. J. A. Frazier, Williston, Florida
Route 2, Box 167. Ph. 904-528-2951
Charles E. Freeman, Okeechobee, Fla.
State Road 70 W. Ph. 813-763-3610
Bruce Fullerton, Lake Wales, Florida
Box 206. Ph. 813-638-1529
Billy Hill, Jasper, Florida
Route 1, Box 38. Ph. 904-792-2633
Bryan W. Judge, Sr., Orlando, Florida
2711 Nela Avenue. Ph. 305-855-2862
Arthur E. Karst Vero Beach, Florida
2311 Victory Bldv. Ph. 305-562-5681
Walter J. Kautz, Canal Point, Florida
P. O. Box 132. Ph. 305-924-7794
J. A. Miles, Jr., Plant City, Florida
402 Sunset Drive. Ph. 813-752-7031
Wayne Mixson, Marianna, Florida
504 Noland Street. Ph. 904-482-4454
Mrs. George W. Munroe. Quincy, Fla.
313 Carry Street. Ph. 904-627-8230
E. C. Rowell, Wildwood, Florida
Box 1028. Ph. 904-748-5678
Walter Welkener, Jacksonville, Fla.
1412 Pecan Pork Rd. Ph. 904-765-5926
Earl W. Ziebarth, Pierson, Florida
Box 448. Ph. 904-749-2243

Date: November 5, 6. 7.
Place: Hollywood Beach Hotel
Committee: Robert L. Clark,, Jr.,Ft. Lauder-
dale, chairman; Walter Kautz, Canal Point
and Neal Vinkemulder, Pompano Beach.
(Mr. Clark is a member of the FFBF state
board; Mr. Kautz is state FFBF treasurer:
and Mr. Vinkemulder is president of the
Broward County Farm Bureau).
Details: see pages 3, 5, 8, 12. 14 & article
on this page.

There is no doubt about it, Farm
Bureau is "Coming on strong." This
fact is probably not evident to those
who just sit back and flounder in the
quagmire of apathy, unconcern, or
maybe egotism. However, in ever
growing numbers, there are those of
our members who are coming forth,
lending their time, talent, and
knowledge to the solution of agricul-
tural problems. This is evidenced
by the most successful district
policy development meetings, just
concluded, we have ever held.
More and more of our commodity
groups, as well as individual mem-
bers, are learning the value of the
Farm Bureau organization as a
forum for investigation and discus-
sion, and as a vehicle thru which
can be taken necessary action to-
ward a desired end. The organiza-
tional structure of Farm Bureau-
local, state, and national-has prov-
ed, and will ever increasingly exhibit,
there is no other farm organization
that can possibly compete effectively
with Farm Bureau as a medium thru
which farmers can work to effectu-
ate satisfactory, sensible, reasonable
and workable solutions to problems
-and then carry thru with effective
We recognize the inter-relation of
production, processing and packag-
ing, storage and transportation,
distribution, advertising and mar-
keting, research, education and
adaptation of new methods and pro-
cedures in all fields. The stabiliza-
tion of the labor force will prove
advantageous to the worker, grower,
merchant and consumer. Labor,
probably mainly harvesting, is a
problem FB will be working on ac-
tively now that we are in the process
of setting up a FB labor division, or
department, according to the ex-
pressed desire of the membership in
1967 resolution number 23.

Arthur E. (Art) Karst, Vero Beach
ent, Florida Farm Bureau Federation

We know the merchandising prob-
lems of the grain grower are closely
allied to the purchasing problems of
the grain user. We intend to allevi-
ate this situation.
Your Board of Directors, special
and standing committees, and the
staff have worked diligently during
the year. One of the results has
been the fulfillment of every task
assigned by the voting delegates. We
were especially productive in the
legislative session during the sum-
mer, resulting from experienced staff
work, effective home work by county
leadership, good committee activity,
and the desire to learn, understand
and help by so many good legislators.
I believe FB can depend upon
many of the strictly urban legisla-
tors to help us get understanding of
our views by the great urban popula-
tion, for in this way they help their
constituents and the state as a
whole. Legislature members with
experience and seniority, and all of
those from non-urban districts, al-
ready knew how FB operates and
evolves policy. Most of the fresh-
man members had, and some still
have, to find out that FB seeks a
positive approach to legislation, sup-
ported by policy developed in a
truly democratic process. We do
not try to cure by threat or violence,
by poorly thought out programs, by
urging enactment of law having neg-
ative economic or social value, or by
seeking unjust advantage.
These are just some of the reasons
why we must continue to emphasize
our policy development process-be-
ing certain we present our position
fairly yet forcefully, and with un-
deniable good faith. Short range
gain is no guarantee of prosperity
or continued economic stability.
Now is the time to review our
past, evaluate the present, and care-
fully plan our future. This is why

Florida Agriculture, October, 1967

The President's Message

Secretary Training. 250 N. Orange, Citizens Building.
Orlando, Fla. Ph. 423-2536.
MEN DRIVERS. Ages 21 to 40. Train now to drive
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LEARN AUCTIONEERING. Term soon. Free Catalog.
Reisch Auction College, Mason City 71, Iowa 50401
AUCTIONEERING. Resident and Home Study Courses.
Veteran Approved. Diploma granted. Auction School,
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FARROWING STALLS. Complete $24.95. Dealership
available. Free literature. Dolly Enterprises, 202 Main,
Colchester,' III. 62326.
MOUNTAIN CAMPING near Blowing Rock, N.C. Best
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showers. Privacy. Brook fishing. Recreation for all.
For free brochure write Buffalo Camp, Route 1,
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products Charmers, Warsaw 43, Indiana 46580.
"BEAUTY GLO" facial "Wonder Washcloth". Delight-
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FOR A DOZEN generous samples of the world's
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State if skin is dry or oily.
IT'S FUN RAISING FUNDS with a hot party. $50.00
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TURNS FOOD LABELS into cash. Issue 35t cash. Box
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were sold last year by members of societies, clubs,
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Florida Agriculture, October, 1967


Farm Tax Proposals

Dear Editor: Today as one surveys the
situation which confronts us as farmers,
it is very apparent that the old adage
"things will take care of themselves" is
no longer true. On all sides, the natural
forces are beset with manmade controls.
In no field is this more true than in the
field of taxation. The farmer is is will-
ing to pay his legitimate share of taxes,
but he cannot allow his capital assets to
be depleted to the extent that he can
no longer produce efficiently or effective-
In the name of tax reform, many pe-
culiar acts occur. One in particular is
worthy of present note. The U.S. Treas-
ury reform experts are always trying to
close tax loopholes or tax inequities. To-
day the focus is on capital gains. As all
of you know, the capital gains tax is paid
on the difference between the acquiring
price of a capital asset and its sales price.
The actual tax depends on the period of
time the asset is held. Long term cap-
ital gain (those held over six months) is
taxed at rates up to twenty-five percent.
Short term capital gains are taxed as
ordinary income. This in itself is an
imposition of no mean size when one
realizes that no safeguards were built
into the capital gains structure to safe-
guard against inflation. Land and equip-
ment increase in dollar value because of
inflation and therefore the tax must be
paid without regard for the inflationary
trend. This in itself is not good. How-
ever. the new proposal advocated by the
U. S. Treasury experts bodes no good to
the individual farmer.
This new proposal proposes to tax the
unearned inclement on land, at the death
of the owner of the land. In other words,
if a farmer acquired land for twenty-five
dollars per acre and through inflation it
became worth fifty dollars per acre at the
time of his death, a capital gains tax
would be levied on the difference be-
tween twenty-five and fifty dollars at
the time of the owner's death. This
would be in addition to the Estate Tax
which is levied on all estates over $60,-
000.00 in value. The 60,000 exemption
is in itself unrealistic since any first class
or even small farmer must have more
than 60,000 worth of land and equipment
to operate effectively.
Inflation again makes this tax unreal-
istic. The Secretary of Agriculture and
his assistants are continually talking
about preserving the family farm. What
surer way exists to destroy the family
farm than these unfair and uneconomic
tax exactions? Where is the farm fam-
ily on the death of its head going to get
the money to pay these death taxes?
Once again it is necessary for farmers
to beware of those well meaning but ill
informed individuals who are trying to
guide the farmers' welfare. One can only
say with the sages, "They know not what
they do."
James S. Wershow, President
Alachua County Farm Bureau


According to the Old Farmer's Al-
manac this month will fair as follows:
8th to 11th unsettled in the South: 12
to 15, dry in lower Atlantic area; 16
to 19, clearing along eastern seaboard;
20 to 23, showers in southeast; 28 to
31, stormy in Atlantic states, and
colder. Rainfall is predicted to be
above normal this month and tempera-
tures below normal.

Broward County Seen
2nd Biggest by 1975

Broward County, host to the forthcom-
ing Florida Farm Bureau state conven-
tion, will be next to the leader, Dade in
population, by 1975. That's the esti-
mate made by the bureau of Economic
and Business Research of the University
of Florida.
Broward will move into second place
with an estimated population of 640,800
according to the report. The other top
populated counties won't change their
position, except to make room for
Broward, the report says. Following are
the estimates of number of people who
will live in the leading counties by 1975:
Dade, 1.3 million; Broward, 640,800;
Duval, 605,000; Hillsborough, 540,700;
Pinellas, 541,000, Orange 455.000; Palm
Beach, 390,800; and Polk, 291,000. Vo-
lusia and Brevard counties are among
those expected to show spectacular gains.

Ag Alumni Holds Annual
Breakfast This Month

Agricultural Alumni and Friends of
agriculture have been invited to attend
the annual Agricultural Alumni break-
fast this month in Gainesville. The event
takes place in the Main Cafeteria of the
University of Florida, 7:30 a.m., October
28. Cost is $1.50 per person and advance
tickets should be ordered from the spon-
sor: Alpha Zeta, the national honorary
fraternity for Agriculture, Box 24, Mc-
Carty Hall, University of Florida,
Gainesville, 32601. Deadline for secur-
ing tickets is October 23.
The Florida-Vanderbilt football game
is another event of the same day at
2 p.m.


A traveler one night found himself
obliged to remain in a small town due
to heavy rain which was still falling
in torrents. The traveler turned to the
waitress with: "This certainly looks
like the flood." She asked: "The
what?" "The flood. You've read about
the flood and the ark, surely," "Mis-
ter," she returned, "I haven't seen a
paper for three weeks."--Gulf Breeze.

Radio Tapes Sent to
Stations by FFBF
The FFBF's Information Depart-
ment sent radio tapes to all County
month. They carried
the voices of Govern-
or Kirk, Senator Hol-
land, FF B F Presi-
dent Karst and others
with messages about
the state-wide Farm
Bureau Week.
Al Alsobrook. FF-
BF Information Di-
rector, said e a c h
County FB was requested to take the
tape to local radio stations, and that
"The response was very good".
The Information staff will be on
duty around the clock at the forth-
coming Florida Farm Bureau state
convention in Hollywood. It will send
out news releases throughout the 3-
day meet to all daily & weekly news-
papers as well as to TV and radio
stations over the state. (See page 12
for Convention).

our policy development is so im-
portant-culminating in resolution
adoption at the convention. Let's
get the job done.

Continued from page 3
ing and participating in the determina-
tion of policy for operating Farm Bureau.
May I earnestly urge each of you to
study the issues which may be before
us and help share the course we shall
At our Fall District Meetings held the
first of last month, we had almost 400
Farm Bureau leaders in attendance.
There was lively discussion in all meet-
ings over a number of major issues af-
fecting farmers and their families. As
might be expected, the two issues which
drew major attention were labor and its
related problems and taxes. There seems
to be no question but what these will re-
main our two biggest problems in 1968.
From here, we can see no hope that the
administration will let up on its deter-
mined course of "federalizing" every-
thing it possibly can, including many
problems affecting farm labor.

Attention Stockholders
The annual meeting of stockholders
of Florida Farm Bureau Investment
Corporation is called by President
Arthur E. Karst to be held at 1:00
p.m. on November 7, 1967, Hollywood
Beach Hotel, Hollywood, Florida.
T. K. McClane, Jr.

Florida Agriculture, October, 1967

"Nest egg"!

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want to retire. Maybe you won't have to, but
don't make the mistake of making the final
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you give yourself the opportunity to make this
choice when the time comes. The future may
require a choice quite different from the one
you might make now, if not there are other
uses for your nest egg-like doing some of
the things you've always dreamed of.
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This picture shows the beautiful ocean-front Hollywood Beach Hotel, which will be headquarters for
the Florida Farm Bureau convention, November 5, 6, 7.

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of your own


Back in 1947 the leadership of the Florida Farm Bureau Federation met in
Orlando and made a momentous decision. It took steps to bring a much
needed insurance program to the membership. At that time farmers were
not getting the kind of insurance service entitled to from the insurance indus-
try there were no specialists in the farm insurance field.
That decision, 20 years ago, proved a wise one for Farm Bureau members.
Today they enjoy the finest insurance protection in the world maximum
coverage at minimum cost.
So plan now to attend the state convention and join others in this 20th anni-
versary celebration.


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