Title: Florida agriculture
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By T. K. McClane, Jr., Executive Vice President, FFBF

It's a new year and a new administra-
tion. What it holds in store for Florida
agriculture only time will tell. I'm sure
that most of you noted that President
Elect Nixon has selected Dr. Clifford M.
Hardin, Chancellor of the University of
Nebraska, to be the new Secretary of Ag-
riculture. Dr. Hardin is widely known
as an able administrator and has spent
his adult life in the field of education.
We haven't been able to find out too
much about his general philosophy but it
would appear that he will lean toward
less government in agriculture, and it's
believed that he will be more in line with
Farm Bureau's philosophy than we have
had for several years. The new Secre-
tary of Labor, George T. Schultz, Dean
of the University of Chicago Business
School, also appears to be a man who
will lean more strongly toward Farm Bu-
reau policies. Of course, President Nixon
himself is on record in favor of Right to
Work Laws and opposed to compulsory
unionism. One thing for certain, the new
secretary will be more conservative and
more sympathetic toward agriculture
than the present Secretary Wertz. Other
cabinet appointees, many of them close
personal friends of the President, are be-
lieved to be competent and conservative.
We can't hope for rapid changes in most
areas, but we believe that prospects are
bright for a much more conservative ad-
We, of course, will have the same situ-
ation that Eisenhower faced as a Repub-
lican President with a Democratic Con-
gress. However, President Nixon has
close ties with many influential Demo-
crats in the Congress. Perhaps this will
not be as difficult as it might seem at
first glance.
On the State scene, we've got a new
legislature, also with some forty odd new
faces in the two houses. The house is
really moving, and the Senate is com-
pletely organized and with all committees

Vol. 28, No. 1, JAN., 1969
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. Printed by Cody
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. Ruth
Sloan, office mgr. Send advertising copy
and other material to Hugh Waters, editor,
P. 0. Box 7605, Orlando, Fla. 32804. Phone
305 423-4163.
Send changes of address to 4350 SW 13th
St., Gainesville. Fla. 32601.

Florida Agriculture, January, 1969

and subcommittee appointed. The House
of Representatives is continuing to hold
two meetings of each committee per
month prior to the legislature in April.
Both houses are receiving prefiled bills
and some have already, been unofficially
acted upon by the appropriate committee.
May I emphasize again that it's going
to take the best from all of us to stay
abreast of the situation and make our-
selves heard while these various commit-
tees are meeting. A joint Senate-House
Citrus Committee hearing was held in
Tallahassee December 17 at which Presi-
dent Karst testified for Farm Bureau.
Most of the testimony centered around

"The first receipt to farm well
is to be rich."-Sidney Smith.

keeping the Citrus Commission as a sep-
arate and complete entity during the in-
tensive reorganization mandated by the
new Constitution. President Karst
pointed out the importance of simon-pure
citrus growers having more say so in the
long range plans for the citrus industry.
He pointed out that growers pay more
taxes, have larger investments and are the
greatest contributors to the financing of
the Citrus Commission and all of the
other programs financed by the industry.
He emphasized that the Farm Bureau
Citrus Committee would take a more ac-
tive role in any future proposed citrus
legislation with the purpose of determin-
ing the implications of such legislation
on citrus growers.
The Public Safety Committee has un-
officially approved a bill providing for
five year fully reflectorized license tags.
It also approved a bill extending the
time for repairs of vehicles which fail
their safety inspections from five to ten
days. This is just an indication of the
speed with which the House is moving
on proposed legislation.
The House Ad Valorem Tax Commit-
tee has a number of bills under consid-
eration, one of which is to raise the
homestead exemption from five to ten
thousand dollars for elderly homeowners
and disabled persons. The hearings held
last month indicated that this would cost
the counties between twenty to thirty
million dollars annually. More accurate
information is being requested by the
committee. All exempt property will also

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Continued from page 3
be under close scrutiny by this com-
mittee, and I am sure that much of the
tax-exempt property in Florida will lose
its exemption during the next legislature.
The Insurance Committee of the House
is also making a full-scale investigation
into the new "California Plan" Insurance
Rating Law which has been in effect for
the past year. We hope that they will
find that this plan is working properly
and that it should be continued at least
for a long enough period to be certain
of its merits. We believe it's worked well
for the Farm Bureau Companies as well
as our policyholders and believe that
competition will keep the rates fully in
The Agriculture Committee is very
much interested in strengthening the
Trespass Laws and has appointed a sub-
committee to collect information from
other states and to make a recommenda-
tion to the full committee in this regard.
Whether we'll he able to get this through
the full legislature remains to be seen,
but if the Agriculture Committee backs
it wholeheartedly, we have an excellent
If the first two meetings of the Ap-
propriations Committee are any indica-
tion, we're going to have a "tight" legis-
lature money wise. The Speaker of the
House and the committee chairman have
both urged the committee to look at each
request with a "jaundiced eye." Both
have insisted that we must make every
attempt to keep expenditures within an-
ticipated revenue under the present tax
structure. Appropriation requests for the
various agencies exceed anticipated reve-
nue by more than 300 million dollars,
possibly by as much as 400 million.
There is no question that this means a
rough time for the Appropriations Com-
mittee. It also means that we must jus-
tify completely every request that we
have made for additional funds for the
agricultural agencies.
Without question, there will be some
legislation regarding the use of highly
toxic pesticides. One profiled bill by
Health and Welfare Committee Chair-
man, Richard Hodes of Tampa, would
be extremely restrictive to agricultural
users and the proponents of the bill have
completely ignored the practicalities of
modern agriculture in the provisions of
the bill. I am certain that the Agricul-
ture Committee, under Chairman Howell
Lancaster and Vice Chairman Mixson.
will never approve this bill without a
number of amendments. We are working
with others to come up with a bill to
regulate the use of deadly pesticides but
still leave agriculture sufficiently flexible
that we will be able to protect our crops
and livestock.
Happy 1969 To All.

4 Florida Agriculture, January, 1969


of interest to farmers.

Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 Special feeder pig sales. See
item lower right of this page.
Jan. 11. Santa Fe River Ranch Sale. Alachua.
Jan. 11-18. Henry County Fair and Livestock
Show. Clewiston.
Jan. 13-18. Highlands County Fair. Sebring.
Jan. 14. FFBF Board of Directors meeting, Gaines-
ville. 10 a.m.
Jan. 14. National Hereford Sale, Denver, Col.
(Inf: Am. Hereford Ass'n 715 Hereford Dr.,
Kansas City, Mo.)
Jan. 14-18. DeSoto County Fair, Arcadia.
Jan. 15. Ga. Angus Ass'n Sale. Tifton.
Jan. 17-18. Swamp Cabbage Festival. LaBelle.
Jan. 18. Open House & dedication of new Volusia
FB building. (See item on page 13).
Jan. 18-19. Pistol & Rifle Show. Lakeland.
Jan. 18-19. Camellia Show, Garden Club Bldg.,
Jan. 18-19. SW Fla. Championship Rodeo. Ft.
Jan. 19-23. American National Cattlemen's Ass'n
annual meeting, Honolulu. (Hawaiian Village
and Ilikai Hotels).
Jan. 19-24. Int. Turfgrass Conf. & Show, Fontaine-
bleau Hotel, Miami Beach.
Jan. 20-25. Manatee County Fair. Palmetto.
Jan. 21-25. Pasco County Fair. Dade City.
Jan. 21-31. Camping Exhibition, Dinner Key Aud.,
Jan. 21-26. Dade County Youth Fair. Miami.
Jan. 25. Cattlemen's Day Parade. Ft. Pierce.
Jan. 25-31. S. Fla. Fair & Exposition, West Palm
Jan. 27-28. Annual meet, National Cotton Council,
Hot Springs, Ark.
Jan. 27-Feb. 1. S.W. Florida Fair, Fort Myers.
Jan. 29-Feb. 3. SE Fat Stock Show and Sale.
Feb. 4-15. Florida State Fair, Tampa.
Feb. 9-11. Ga.Cattlemen's Ass'n, Augusta.
Feb. 12-17. Dade County Fair and Exposition.
Feb. 14-22. Annual Citrus Festival. Winter Haven.
Feb. 15. Everglades FB Women's Rummage Sale.
Case Rate Parking Lot, Belle Glade from 6:30
Feb. 16-22. St. Lueie County Fair. Fort Pierce.
Feb. 18-23. Dade County Fair & Exp. Florida City.
Feb. 19. Ala. Cattlemen's Ass'n meeting, Mont-
Feb. 19-23. Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show,
Feb. 24-Mar. 8. Central Florida Fair. Orlando.
Feb. 24-25. N. Fla. Livestock Show and Sale.
March 8-13. Annual Hillsborough County Fair.
Plant City.
March 11-15. Hernando County Fair. Brooksville.
March 20. Area Swine Show. Wakulla.
April 8-10. West Fla. Cattle Show and Sale.
The following all-expense escorted tours depart on
dates given:
Feb. 2-Feb. 23. Central America
Feb. 5-17. Tour to Hawaii.
Feb. 7-28. Central America.
Feb. 13-Mar. 23. Africa.
Mar. 1-Apr. 13. Australia-New Zealand.
Mar. 18. Orient-five weeks.
April 29-May 29. Spain, Portugal, Morocco.
May 4-26. Hawaii.
June 16-July 31. Europe-British Isles.
May 21-June 19. Scandinavia.
June 9-25 Alaska.
August 6-20. Hawaii.
1969-Nov. 21-Dec. 5. AFBF Caribbean Cruise.
Reservations must be made within next 60 days.
See item elsewhere in this issue.
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.
ON PAGES 12 & 13

Florida Agriculture, January, 1969 5







See it often See it all!

JOHNNY CASH... the Statler
Brothers... the Carter Family
... and many, many morel
FOUR BIG SHOWS: 6:30 and
8:45 p.m. Feb. 8 and 91
* Shrine-O-Rama Feb. 4
* Gasparlla Pirate Parade-
Feb. 10
* Quarter Horse and Arabian
Horse Shows Feb. 10-15
* Ybor City Illuminated Night
Parade-Feb. 13
* Miss Sunflavor Beauty
Pageant--Feb. 6
* National Winter Sprint Auto
Races Feb. 5, 8, 9, 12, 15
* Danny Fleenor's Hurricane Hell
Drivers-Feb.17, 10, 11, 12,
14, 15, with Dave Merrifiald
* Horticultural Exhibits,
Orchid and Hibiscus Shows
* Works of Florida's Finest
Artists at Juried Art Exhibition

* "Bright ideas for Your Home"
Remodel Electrically Florida
Electrical Exposition
* Newest Fashions at the
Women's World
* Florida's and the Southeast's
Finest Beef and Dairy Cattle
* Florida Fat Stock Show Feb. 4
* National Brahman Show--
Feb. 6
* Parade of Beef Champions -
Feb. 7
* Parade of Dairy Champions-
Feb. 14
* Prize-Winning Swine, Poultry
and Rabbit Shows
* Spectacular Displays of
Florida's Finest Fruits and
* County exhibits featuring the
finest from all over the state
* Future Farmers of America
Day Feb. 8 Activities and
* 4-H Club Day Feb. 15-
Activities and Awards


Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner has announced special
feeder pig sales for January, with various stipulations to prevent any new
occurences of hog cholera, in designated markets east of the Appalachicola
River. These markets in the Northwest Panhandle will be able to accept
only swine which originate on farms west of the river. East of the river,
sales have been scheduled, January 10 in Quincy, and January 24 in Live
Oak. There also will be special sales January 17 and 31 at either Gainesville
or Ocala. (For more information contact or telephone the Commissioner's
office in Tallahassee. The number is 904-599-7217.)

Come for fun! Come for thrills!


Rural Humor: A farmer fell and broke
his hip while he was plowing and his
horse galloped five miles to the nearest
town and returned carrying a doctor on
his back. "Pretty smart horse," a friend
observed later. "Well, not really so
smart," the farmer said. "The doctor he
brought back was a horse doctor." -
Christian Observer.

Wind chill table: When the thermome-
ter reads 30 degrees the temperature will
really be 27 if the wind blows at five
miles per hour; 16 degrees if it blows 10
miles per hour; 4 degrees if 20 mph and
zero if it is 25 mph. A table showing the
above p'us other temperature readings
from plus 50 to minus 60 with varying
winds appears in the new 1969 Old Farm-
er's Almanac, now published for the
177th time, and on sale at newsstands at
500 per copy. (If not available write: Old
Farmer's Almanac, Dublin, N.H.)

A "one horse" town of about 50 per-
sons not only has a zoo of its own but it
is in two states-Nebraska and Kansas.
A retired farmer, as a hobby, keeps a
menagerie, spreading to both sides of a
street, which incidentally is the dividing
line between the two states. His zoo in-
cludes a collection of calves, pigs, goats,
sheep, donkeys, ponies, rare Japanese
Chickens with feathers like fur, peacocks,
chickens, turkeys, bantams, pigeons,
ducks, geese and one horse.

How does farming work in a commu-
nistic country? Answer may be seen
from a recent news item date-lined Ha-
vana, Cuba. It says that "tobacco-rich
Cuba puts cigars and cigarettes on the
ration list. Henceforth individuals will
be permitted to buy on'y one pack of
cigarettes or two cigars per week."

Poultrymen should benefit from a pale,
fluorescent-yellow chemical derived from
coal, according to a recent release. It
says that ethoxyquin, the chemical, a
high protein ingredient in poultry feeds,
results in more frying chicken and more

February 1 Change
The minimum wage for hired
farm workers goes up from
$1.15 to $1.30 an hour on Feb-
ruary 1, according to the U.S.
Department of Labor. The note
said that this Fair Labor Stan-
dards act requirement affects
large farms only, that smaller
farms are exempt. (Note: For
more details write William I.
Allgood, regional office, U. S.
Department of Labor, 311-1371
Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, Ga.
30309. His phone number is

"I'm selling a new kind of milking
eggs per pound of feed. (For more infor-
mation write Editer, FA, 4350 SW 13th
St., Gainesville).

Florida cattlemen do not have the ex-
pense of manmade earth mounds to pro-
tect animals from winter winds. In the
Wyoming Laramie Plains hundreds of
such mounds are in use. The semicircular
mounds cut wind velocity in half accord-
ing to the USDA which says that tree
windbreaks are hard to establish on the
semiarid plains and that natural barriers
are few.

Water needs in the U.S. will increase
five-fo'd over the next 50 years, accord-
ing to the Federal Water Resources
Council. In view of the magnitude of the
task of meeting oncoming water de-
mands, the Council has prepared an ar-
ray of far-reaching recommendations.
They include increased emphasis on land
treatment and management of agricul-
tural and other water-related lands to
protect streams and water supplies.

An 82-year-old farmer has served as
chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee
Indians for the past 24 years. The Chief
and his 76-year-old wife live on a 72-acre
farm in the Great Smoky Mountains and
still do most of their own work. Clover-
timothy hay is their main crop. Last
month the Chief bought a New Holland
baler, so he wouldn't have to wait for
someone else to do his harvesting.

Honey consumption in Japan is rising
and domestic production stands at about
the same level. Consequently, according
to a recent report, Japan has become
the wor'd's third largest importer of
honey, much of it coming from the U.S.
Florida is the nation's third ranking hon-
ey producing state.

Cotton is seen as a major source for a
protein-hungry world. A French Pro-

fessor recently said that research is be-
ing increased to see if more protein can
be extracted from cotton seed. A pilot
plant in India will soon produce several
hundred pounds of cottonseed flour per
day the report said.

Latest milk production report by the
USDA shows that the South Atlantic
States' share of the nation's total moved
up from 7.4 percent during the 1962-66
period to 7.7 percent.

U.S. farm labor force estimated at 4.3
million, was down 4 percent last month
from a year earlier, according to a recent
USDA report. Of the 4.3 m:lion total an
estimated 3.4 million are classed as fam-
ily workers and 958,000 as hired workers.

Cattlemen across the nation will meet
in Honolulu the 19 through 23 this month
for the American National Cattlemen's
Association annual meeting.

Peach growers will meet at the Hotel
Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia February 1
through 5 for the annual meeting of the
National Peach Council. (FFBF Board
member Ar'en Jumper of Weirsdale,
Marion County peach grower, has served
as president of the Florida Peach Grow-
ers Ass'n).

By July of this year over 5 million tiny
wasps, called Trichogramma will be pro-
duced daily. These will be tested against
the cabbage butterfly, cod.ing moth, cot-

"My cows milk me."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

ton bollworm and sugarcane borer. The
wasps are harmless to man, according to
Agricultural Research Scientists who say
that studies have also begun to determine
the natural enemies of armyworms, cut-
worms and horn flies.

A newly designed greenhouse may aid
in producing healthy new growth from
virus-d:seased plants A recent report
says that experimental houses have halt-
ed development of virus diseases by grow-
ing the plants at 100 degrees.

Ostrich farms, in South Africa. recent-
ly donated a pair of the birds to a mili-
tary rifle range for guard duty. The
range had been plagued by vandals.
"Male ostriches are notoriously aggres-
sive when protecting their females and
can disembowel a man with a kick", ac-

Florida Agriculture, January, 1969

cording to the dispatch from Graaff

"Exotic" wild animals for hunters will
be raised on millions of acres in the U.S.
in the future. This was predicted by Tex-
as Governor John Connally recently.

This month, 108 years ago, Florida
seceded from the Union, prior to the
Civil War. It was the third state to do
so, following South Carolina and Mis-
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"Look for the nation's farmers
to be more sympathetic with
the new secretary of agricul-
ture because of his farm back-
ground, even if he doesn't
produce instant results."
-From Chicago Tribune col-
umn "Insight." (See Mr. Mc-
Clane's article on page 3.)

Twenty-six hard boiled eggs were
eaten in seven minutes, 20 seconds by a
U.S. Marine Sargeant in South Vietnam
last month to set a new armed forces egg
eating record. The Marine, S. Sgt. Tom
Podgett is a Floridian.-News item.

Farm work is being urged for high
school and college students in China. The
recent call from Mao Tse-tung said it is
"very necessary" for these students to go
to the farms and be re-educated by the
poor and lower-middle peasants.

Farm Products contributed to the cur-
rent civilization by American Indians in-
clude: artichoke, avocado, chocolate, corn,
beans, maple sugar, peanuts, pecans,
pineapples, pumpkins, sasparilla, squash,
strawberries, sweet potatoes and tapioca.
These foods were unknown in the Old
World before discovery of Americas.
(Readers who know of other foods which
Indians contributed to present diets are
urged to send the items to editor, FA,
4350 SW 13th., Gainesville).

Planted acreage of 59 major crops in
the U. S. last year totaled 307 million
acres, compared to 315.9 million a year

Farmland value has increased 70 per-
cent during the past decade, according to
the USDA's year-end report, issued re-
cently. It said that "biggest gains were
in the South where farm real estate values
more than doubled in a number of states.
Advances during the past year ranged
from four percent in the Mountain states
to nine in the Delta states. Mississippi's
increase was sharpest, up 11 percent from
a year earlier. Oklahoma and New Jersey
recorded 10 percent increases. Smal'est
year to year gains were reported in New
Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Nevada, a'l
up only two percent. Value per acre of

Florida Agriculture, January, 1969

farm land ranged from $33 in Wyoming
to $832 in New Jersey, while averaging
$178., the report continued.

U. S. broiler type chick production was
estimated at 222.5 million last month,
and that's up five percent from a year
earlier. Gains in the South Atlantic area
more than offset the drop in output in
the North Atlantic and North Central

Live cattle imports totaled 692,368 for
the first 10 months of 1968, a recent
USDA summary said, This is an increase
of 43 percent over a year earlier.

Corn is produced commercially in
every state except Alaska, Hawaii, Maine,
New Hampshire, Nevada and Rhode
Island. Florida ranks ahead of Arizona,
Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho,
Louisiana, Massachusetts, Montana,
New Jersey, North Dakota, Oklahoma,
Oregon, Utah, Washington, West Vir-
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AFBF Picture Story

Tra By Al Alsobrook, Director, FFBF Dept. of Information

At the recent American Farm Bureau convention held in Kansa. City. Mo. a
singular honor for Florida came then Arthur E Karlt. FFBF president, presided
over the 5,000 member audience to present a report on the AFBF credentials com-
mittee. This was the first official appearance by a committee member during the
meeting. (See picture immediately below.) Other Convention pictures follow:
Second picture from top left shows
Florida's official delegation watching
opening session of the convention. The
group includes Walter Kautz, FFBF vice
president; Forrest Davis, Jr., FFBF treas-
urer and Arthur E. Karst, FFBF presi-

Third picture from top, left, shows re-
porters asking questions of Jose Men-
t doza (a leader of the grape pickers of
I Southern California who are attempting
to build a true story of the grape pickers
situation. Mendoza is leading the fight
Against Caesar Chavez who is trying to
Organize the pickers into a union.) Men-
S% doza spoke to the convention explaining
\that the grape pickers of California do
in not want to belong to a union.

Bottom picture, left, is a scene snapped
IDAA( FLORDAiEt Li al during the Kansas Farm Bureau's huge
demonstration (during the convention).
Members from all over that state par-
aded through the convention hall carry-
ing placards welcoming the delegates to
the convention.

Picture, top right, shows AFBF Presi-
dent Charles Shuman (second from right)
joining hands with Florida's three official
delegates to the 1968 convention. L to R:
Walter Kautz, Arthur E. Karst, Mr. Shu-
man and Forrest Davis. (See picture sec-
ond from top, left column.)

Picture, second from top right: Farm
Bureau women leaders are seen as they
were introduced to the convention. Flor-
ida's Mrs. M T. Crutchfield, chairman
FFBF women's committee is in center of
picture, fourth lady from left.

Third picture from top, right, is more
on grape boycott mentioned above. The
sign "Grapes Today Beef Tomorrow"
appeared on the back of this Hereford
outside the convention hall. The dem-
onstration was used to show danger of a
successful boycott of grapes. Thousands
of visitors dropped by to say "hello" to
the steer.

Lower picture, right, was taken on the
steps of the huge Kansas City convention
center when the entire Florida group
posed. In the center of the picture is
Charles Shuman, AFBF president, who
joined in the picture taking session.
Front row, L to R: Walter Welkener,
FFBF board member and president of the

Duval County FB; Mrs. Welkener, For-
rest Davis, Jr., FFBF treasurer; Mr.
Shuman; Arthur E. Karst, FFBF presi-
dent; Walter Kautz, FFBF vice president
and T. K. McClane, Jr., FFBF executive
vice president. Second row, L to R: Kip
Abbott, FFBF TBA manager; Preston
Gough, executive vice president and man-
ager, Florida Farm Bureau Insurance
Companies: M. T. Crutchfield, former
FFBF board member; Mrs. Crutchfield,
FFBF women's chairman: and Charles
McAllister, state claims manager, FB In-
surance companies. Third row, L to R:
Allen Hobbs, FFBF fieldman; Wayne
Knowles, FFBF fieldman; James Turn-

Florida Agriculture, January, 1969






FFBF Field Services Division

By James P. Turnbull, director, FFBF Field Services

The picture below was printed in last
month's issue of FLORIDA AGRICULTURE
and readers were invited to identify it.
The subject was formed from a white
50-pound block of Morton salt and won
an award in the third annual Arts Festi-
val held in Butler County. Pennsylvania.
Some 25 student and professional artists
entered salt blocks sculptured in various
figures. The blocks were shaped with
tools similar to those used for stone or
wood carving. The artist who carved the
block pictured here called it "Praying."
readers who correctly identified the pic-
ture include:
Branford's Mrs. Howell Walker
Palmetto's Barbara Chaney
Orlando's Dan Brooks
Fort Myers' W. T. Clark
Marianna's Julian W. Pope
Vero Beach's Mr. and Mrs. John A. Reynolds
Jasper's Angela Tyree
Quincy's Mike Shattles
DeFunlak Springs' Donna Kaye Crim
High Springs' Mrs. Gordon Carter
Bell's Mrs. Irvin Boyd
Mt. Dora's D. D. Roseborough
Winter Haven's Mrs. Helen P. Munson
O'Brien's Mrs. L. H. Reynolds
Gainesville's Charles E. Rhoden
Orlando's Gusts Fielding
Ocala's Carol Smith
Atmore's (Ala) Wands Beck
Ferndale's Mrs. E. L. Ryburn
Coleman's Samuel E. Stokes
Sebring's Clinton Halverton
Niceville's Mrs. Janet Hutcheson
A Jacksonville reader also correctly
identified the subject but spelling of last
name was smeared. Terry McCulley and
Larry McCulley also were correct but
they did not list their home town.
Other readers thought the subject
might be a bleached bone of an animal,
a large chunk of phosphate and others.
(Editor's note: For more information
about the above art festival in Slippery
Rock, Pa., write: Ralph Wells, Morton
Salt Co., 110 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago

We are in the middle of our Member-
ship Round-Up for 1969 with all of our
efforts directed toward a gain in each of
our 64 county Farm Bureaus for 1969.
At this writing we have 29,844 members
or 80.69% of our 1968 total already.
As most of you probably know, in Kan-
sas City we held our 50th Anniversary
Convention of the A.F.B.F. with the year
1969 being our Golden Anniversary Year.
We know that each and every member
of our county Farm Bureaus will want
to have a year of progress in this year
of years. Since October we have been
asking each county to put forth a little
extra special effort in their membership
work to assure a record 1969.
We have just completed on December
16 our second annual contest for our
county secretaries based on the highest
percentage of membership transmitted to
the State office. This is a contest which
pits secretaries against each other by
Field Districts for special recognition
awards. Winning counties and secretar-
ies by District and the percentage of in-
crease transmitted by the deadline of De-
cember 16 are as follows:
Field District 1-Santa Rosa-
Mrs. C. H. Bray, 106.10%
Field District II-Wakulla-
Billy W. Gaby, 102.48%
Field District III-Duval-
Mrs. Rosalie West, 95.85%
Field District IV-Volusia-
Mrs. Mary Bateman, 99.46%
Field District V-Sarasota-
Helen Pridgen, 99.70%
Field District VI-Charlotte-
W. H. Chandler, 101.92%
Last year 55 of our 64 county Farm
Bureaus showed a gain in membership
over the previous year. Thus far this
year in our drive of a gain in every
county, we have four counties that have
already exceeded 1968's membership.
These counties are Santa Rosa, Oka-
loosa, Wakulla and Charlotte. Let me
urge you to see that your county shows
an increase and to send your member-
ship in just as soon as possible so that
Florida can be one of the first states in
the nation in the American Farm Bureau
to go over its membership quota for 1969.

Also on these pages, you will see a few
highlight activities from around the state,
as reported by FFBF fieldmen and
county leaders:

Highlands FB's Leon Tolar, Service
Agent, says that "Our Farm-City Week
program was a combined effort of all
civic groups in the county, Kiwanis,
Lions, Rotary plus the Cattlemen's As-

sociation and the Farm Bureau. This
was our second annual effort. Last year
we had 450 in attendance and this year
726. Senator Ben Hill Griffin was speak-
er and Senator L. K. Edwards introduced

Polk FB plans to purchase paintings
by youth to hang in the newly decorated
Farm Bureau office at Bartow. Interest-
ed young artists are advised to write
Mrs. Fay Hancock, chairman of the office
beautification committee, Polk County
Farm Bureau, 1715 Highway 17, S., Bar-

St. Lucie FB office secretary Dot Smith
advises that the County Fair will be held
February 16 through 22 in Fort Pierce.

Pasco's annual Christmas party was a
highlight activity in Dade City last
month. Pasco's Bob Pryor is pictured
here as Santa Claus and distributing gifts
to children after he had entertained them.
Both parents and children were on hand
to "enjoy the fellowship and exchange
gifts" according to FFBF Fieldman Den-
nis Emerson.

Gadsden County's John C. Russell, ag-
ricultural agent, reports that the West
Florida Cattle Show and Sale will take
place April 8, 9, 10 this year at Quincy.
For more information write Mr. Russell
at Box 820, Quincy, or phone him at

Hillsborough County's Fair will be held
March 8 through 13 in Plant City ac-
cording to Louise Gibbs, secretary to
manager C. D. Swingley. For informa-
tion write P.O Box 832, Plant City or
phone 752-5777.

Duval FB President and Mrs. Walter
Welkener of Jacksonville attended the re-
cent AFBF convention in Kansas City.

bull, director, FFBF field services; Kent
Doke, director, FFBF commodity divi-
sion; and Marvin Evans, comptroller, FB
Insurance Companies.

Photo above emphasizes opposition to
the grape boycott. The women shown
are passing out small containers of grape.
Every person attending, more than 5000,
received individual portions of the grapes
and raisins provided by the California
Grape Growers.

Editor's note: Convention pictures
shown on these two pages were made by
Al Alsobrook, FFBF director, Depart-
ment of Information.

The illustration below shows details for
building an attractive concrete mailbox
post that is not only durable but also can
be moved from place to place. The post
consists of a central pole supported by a
circular base. The post either can be in-
serted into the ground or a circular base
can be cast directly to the unit. Upon
completion the post and stand weigh
about 150 pounds and can be rolled into
position. By removing the sod the base
can be set flush with level ground. For
complete instructions and details free of
charge send a self-addressed envelope to
Editor, FA. 4350 S.W. 13th St.. Gaines-
ville, Fla.

'Nut ond washer on eoch bent bar
Side View of Post

What'. in it for me? This is a fre-
quently heard expres.uon and more often
ihoueht expression \which definitely car-
rne- overtitnes of selfi,.hness However.
ahen ,lou purcha-e a product of sernce
,ou have ever\ right t know whal \ou
,.in expect as a re ult cif %our c\pendi.
This brings me to a question which I
frequently hear. "How% can Ihe Farm Rec
ords Service help me?" Before a satis-
factory answer, we need to be able to
identify the problems which you present-
ly have concerning the records for your
farm business.
Some of the problems I hear expressed
most often are: "I never know how much
tax I'm going to have to pay until after
the year is over." "My wife and I must
spend two or three days in January sort-
ing through our checks, invoices and de-
posits trying to obtain the information
needed to prepare a tax return." "It
takes so long to prepare the W-2 forms
for each of my employees and a 943
which must be submitted by January
31st. I need to be able to spend this
time on other things." I need to know
how my business is progressing during
the year." "My banker wants a state-
ment every six months." "I have all
Af my farm records and tax work done
by a commercial firm, but it is costing
me entirely too much." If you are con-
cerned about some of these problems. I
believe the Farm Records Service can
help you to solve them.
The FRS will enter its fourth year of
operation this year. The program was
originated to make an additional use of
the data processing equipment available
in the FFBF Office building and to offer
members an opportunity to use this equip-
ment in their farm businesses at a very
low cost.
Having a financial operating statement
each month can help you in many ways.
First of all, it gives you an accurate rec-
ord of how much you are spending or in-
vesting in your operation month by
month. If you have income each month,
then you have a record of profit or loss
month by month during the year.

This helps to keep that tax bill from
slipping up on you and being a complete
surprisee by knowing all during the year
how your husine;s is progressing. Also,
it offers a ver. good opportunity for tax
management so that during the last of
the \ear you can make adjustments to
even your taxes out so that you pay a
minimum each \ear These adjustments
can be made by caring some expenses
over from one year to the other or by pay-
ing as many of your expenses as possible
in the event you have more profit than
you expected.

Employee records are maintained
throughout the year so at any time you
can determine what an employee has
earned, how much social security has
been withheld, and most any other in-
formation you need concerning the pay-
roll. This makes it relatively easy at
the end of the year for you or for us to
prepare W-2 and 943's for your employ-
ees since the record is already available.

Another way the Farm Records Service
can help you is by providing cost ac-
counting. I have heard farmers say they
would like to know how much it is cost-
ing to produce a particular crop which is
just one phase of their farm operation,
but they never take the time to sit down
and separate all the expenses to deter-
mine, for example, what corn costs to
produce and what soybeans cost.

When you write a check for fertilizer,
it is a fairly simple matter at that time to
designate part of that check as an ex-
pense to corn and the other part as an
expense to soybeans. If you can do this
all during the year, we can maintain cost
accounting records for you so that you
can determine the profit or loss anytime
during the year for any part of your farm
operation as well as the overall farm
For additional information on how the
Farm Records Service can help you, write
or call Bobby Bennett, Director of Farm
Records Service, Florida Farm Bureau
Federation, 4350 S.W. 13th Street,
Gainesville, Florida 32601, phone num-
ber 372-0401.

Florida Agriculture, January, 1969 Florida Agriculture, January, 1969 9


With payment of $148 million to the U. S. Treasury Tuesday Dec. 31
the $12 billion farmer-operated Farm Credit System became farmer owned.
Announcement of the payment was made by R. B. Tootell, governor of the
Farm Credit Administration. supervisory agency for the cooperative Farm
Credit System. Payments represented the retirement of $126 million of
Government-owned capital remaining in the 12 Federal intermediate credit
banks. and $22 million of capital in 5 of 13 banks for cooperatives.

By Bobby Bennett, Director, FFBF Records Program












The above picture courtesy of the State of Florida Department of Public Safety,
Tallahassee, Florida. Col. H. N. Kirkman, director; Lt. Col. Reid Clifton, Deputy Di-
rector; Captain Roger C. Collar, chief planning officer.

S.. You can be sure
Your Farm Bureau
Insurance Company
is on your Side!

Notice how people drive when there's a police car around? They slow down.
They don't take chances. They become safer drivers.
If all drivers would pretend there's a police car nearby all the time, it
stands to reason there'd be fewer accidents.
That would make your Farm Bureau Insurance Companies very happy. But
not just because we know so much about the tragic results of careless driving.
The fewer accidents people have, the less money Your Farm Bureau Insurance
Companies would have to pay out; and as a result your premiums would be even
So, let us all make 1969 a safer year by driving like there's a police car

Farmers profit when they
buy insurance from their
own company.


Gainesville, FJorida 32601

Farmers get better service
from their own insurance



4350 SW 13th Street

Phone 372-10401


Mr. Welkener, who is also a icrn mer of
the FFBF state board of directors, will
report on the meeting to Duval's next
membership meeting, according to Ed
Shadd, FFBF fieldman for the NE dis-

Levy FB's Royal French, service agent,
included a desk calendar and thermome-
ter with that county's recent Christmas
newsletter. Levy held its annual Christ-

wa ow- ._ 00-
Indian River FB's Dudley Clyalt
(right) and Jack Bradley of the State
Park Commission. Tallahassee are pic-
tured here during a discussion of the
Indian River Farm Bureau's park proj-
ect, which is a highlight of that county's
activities during 1968. Mary Aldendorf,
IR office secretary, claims that the park
project is a first in the state for a county
Farm Bureau.

mas program on Dec. 19 with singing,
games, talent and a visit from Santa

Gadsden FB's outstanding farm family
of the year is the Jimmy Smiths of

Holmes FB's outstanding farm family
of the year is the W. 0. Hardy's who
operate a farm between Bonifay and Esto.

Calhoun FB's outstanding farm family
of the year is the Jack Stricklands of the
Altha Community.

Hernando FB's office secretary, Hilda
Cannon reports that the county fair will
be held Feb. 27-Mar 15 in Brooksville.
Dade's County Fair and Exposition is
scheduled for Feb. 18-23 in Florida City.

Florida Agriculture, January, 1969

I'Pili Ih';h IFB reports that Ihc South
Florida Fair & Exposition will take place
Jan. 25-Feb. 2 on Southern Blvd., east
of state road 7 out of West Palm Beach.

Madison County's North Florida Live-
stock Show and Sale will be held Feb.
24-25 in Madison.

Manatee's County Fair is an event of
Jan. 20-25 in Palmetto.

Volusia FB holds open house and ded-
ication ceremonies for its new office
building, Saturday, January 18 beginning
at 3 p.m. The new building is located
east of DeLand adjacent to Inter-state 6.

Everglades FB women will hold a rum-
mage sale February 15 in the Case Rate
Parking Lot at Belle Glade, on Avenue A.
It starts at 6:30 a.m. Mrs. Edna Stokes,
FB County Women's Chairman, is in
charge. Her phone number is 996-3795,
for additional information.

Dade County's annual Youth Fair
comes again this month from the 21st
through 26th. The exhibition is held on
North Kendall Drive in Miami. Last
year it drew 175,000 visitors. Cash prem-
iums in excess of $10,000 will be awarded.

Biographical Sketches

New State Director

is the new FFBF state director fro- i dis-
trict number 8, comprising Alachua, Un-
ion, and Bradford counties. He was
born and raised in Union County and
attended schools in Lake Butler.
Mr. Croft's 800 acre farm located in
Union County produces cattle, tobacco
as well as trees commercially.
The new director has been affiliated
with the Farm Bureau since 1954 and is
currently a member of the Union County
FB's board of directors. He is also a
member of the Cattleman's Association
and the Quarterback Club. He has been
active in the State Association of Tax
Assessor's and served a term as a director
of the State Association of County Com-
Mrs. Croft (nee Evelyn James) is a
native of Gainesville and was raised in
Alachua County. The Croft residential
address is route 1. Box 36A, Lulu, 32061
and the telephone number is 752-1571.
The couple has four children: Brenda
Faye, Filford William, Kenneth Eugene
and John Robert.


JOHN H. TALTON ol Apopka is the
new FFBF state director from district 13,
comprising Orange, Osceola and Brevard
counties. He was born and raised in
Apopka (Orange County), attended
schools there as well as at Stetson Uni-
versity in DeLand.
Mr. Talton's 300 acre farm outside of
Apopka produces citrus, cattle, chickens
and foliage.
The new director has been affiliated
with the Farm Bureau since 1950 and is
currently president of the Orange County
FB. He is also a member of the Ameri-
can Legion. Veterans of Foreign Wars,
and Apopka Sportsmen's Club. His
church affiliation is Baptist.
Mrs. Talton (nee Rudein S. Sharp) is
a native of Carrollton, Georgia, but was
raised in Orlando, Florida.. The Talton
residence is at 7 West Laurel St., Apopka
and their telephone number is 886-4331.
The couple has three children, John H.
Jr.. Ida Louise and Ann.

G. T. HAWKINS of Naples (Lee
County) is the new FFBF state director
from district number 16. comprising
Sarasota, Charlotte. DeSoto and Lee
Counties. He was born in Sylvester,
Georgia and raised in Mystic, Georgia.
Mr. Hawkins' 800 acre farm located
near Naples produces gladiolus. (Edi-
tor's note: This farm has supplied flowers
for the FFBF state conventions during
the past several years complimentary.)
The new director has been affiliated
with the Farm Bureau since 1952, and
is currently president of the Lee County
Farm Bureau. He is also a member of
the Florida Flower Ass'n and the Naples
Chamber of Commerce agricultural com-
mittee. His church affiliation is Baptist.
Mrs. Hawkins (nee Gladys Edmark)
is a native of Bentley, North Dakota,
but was raised in Wauchula, Florida.
The Hawkins residence is at 396 Moaring
Line Drive, Naples and the telephone
number is MI 9-9725. The couple has
three children: Barbara, Beverly and
George, Jr.

Jacksonville's TV station WFGA,
Channel 12, features Farm Bureau on
its "Hi Neighbor" Show, the first Mon-
day each month at 6:45 a.m. Moder-
ated by Duval County Agent Jim
Watson, the show features a Farm
Bureau staff member each month.
Orlando's TV station WFTV, channel
9 features Farm Bureau every third
Sunday of the month from 2 to 3
p.m. The program "Florida Agri-
World" is hosted by Bill Lavinghousez
every Sunday and Farm Bureau is
featured every third week.







By Mrs. Marvin Crutchfield, FFBF's Women's Chairman IR W- I

A picture story of the recent AFBF convention in Kansas City appears on
page 8 this issue. I was very pleased to have represented Florida Farm Bureau women
at the nation's most important agricultural meeting of the year, and will describe
what happened at meetings around the state. I think you ladies will like the special
items available to you on this page. Some are not available in any other publication.
Your comments will be appreciated.


By Ursula duBois Lewis
High-fashioned, especially for
you! This luxurious cape is mod-
eled by Jeannine Riley, television
actress and truly a magnificent ad-
dition to any woman's wardrobe.
The cape is knitted with a double
strand of mohair and if a yarn is
chosen which most closely re-
sembles the color of mink, you will
be certain to receive compliments
Illustrated instructions come in
one size.
To obtain pattern #49, send
$1.00 in currency, check, or money
order to: Ursula duBois Lewis,
Van Nuys. Calif. 91407.

(Editor's Note: Ursula duBols Lewis had
a mail theft and any reader who mailed
her order for a pattern or patterns be-
tween the 18th and 28th of November, 1968,
and has not received her order yet, please
be so kind as to reorder so that Ursula
duBois Lewis can replace pattern or pat-
terns immediately. She will greatly appreci-
ate your cooperation as the postal authori-
ties have requested that the names of the
readers involved in the theft be forwarded
to them in order to assist in solving this

For a little papoose, tuck his scamper-
ing feet into these mocassin slippers.
Each slipper is made up of four cro-
cheted motifs. done with knitting worsted.
The sole pieces are crocheted of cotton
"Speed-Cro-Sheen." The sizing is for
children's feet in small, medium and
large (7-9 inch sole lengths). Free in
structions are available by sending a self-
addressed, stamped envelope to Editor,
Florida Agriculture, 4350 SW 13th St.,

Ten great fashion
looks, all yours in
one remarkable
printed pattern, from
quick skimmer to
shirtdress to belted
looks, plus short and
long jackets. Write
for printed pattern
number 9191 select,
from ne w misses
sizes 8, 10, 12, 14.
16 and from half
sizes 12/2, 14'2.
161/2, 181/2, 201/2,
221/2. Send 65 cents
in coins for each
pattern to FLORIDA
tern Department.
Box 42, Old Chelsea
Station, New York
10011. Print name.
address, with zip.

This first recipe for 1969 is a superb combination of rich chocolate cake, frag-
rant with Spices-cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves-filled with creamy vanilla
pudding and topped with fudgy frosting and nuts. It is a tempting creation to set
before guests. It is made from Betty Crocker's New Orleans Style Chocolate Spice
cake mix and chocolate walnut frosting mix. The picture at the right combines two
all-time favorite foods of youngsters-peanut butter and jelly. Peanut butter is
added to the muffin mix and each has a surprise jelly center. Takes only minutes
to prepare and serve. Readers may secure free of charge recipes for making the
Chocolate cake and the Peanut Butter-Jelly Muffins by sending a self-addressed
envelope to Editor, Florida Agriculture. 4350 SW 13th St., Gainesville, Fla.

Rural Youth Page


Dear Editor: To the answer of the
youth quiz in your December issue, I be
lieve the person described is "Jesus
Christ." The reason for my answer is,
he was born in poverty; He lived only 33
years; He lived most of his life in obscur-
ity; He never wrote a book; He never had
any position in public life; and I do sup-
pose He has over 900 million people as
so-called followers.
Sincerely yours,
Linda Formy-Duval
Box 416, Mascotte

Dear Editor: My reply and answer of
the youth quiz of the December edition
of your outstanding edition of FLORIDA
AGRICULTURE is "Jesus Christ, Lord and
Debbie Chavers, age 12,
Rt. 9, Box 667, Pensacola

Dear Editor: I think the answer to the
youth quiz is Jesus. I am an 11 year old
farm girl. I like your front page picture
because I like kittens.
Yours truly,
Mary Parnell,
Rt. 5, Box 86, Lake City

Dear Editor: Identity of the man des-
cribed in the youth quiz on page 8 of
of FLORIDA AGRICULTURE, December. 1968:
We think this is Jesus Christ.
Rosa Nell Hull, age 9
Gary Ben Hull, age 11
P. O. Box 427, LaBelle

Dear Editor: Answer to youth quiz on
page 8 is Jesus Christ.
Pete Stuart
Box 394, Indiantown

Dear Editor: The answer to your
youth quiz is Jesus Christ.
Mrs. R. J. Martin,
Rt. 4, Box 167, Atmore, Ala.

(Editor's note: each of the above an-
swers are correct, of course. The first
letter describes the quiz printed in the
last issue. Appreciation is extended to
everyone who replied even those who did
not correctly identify the person.)

Florida's New Citrus
Queen to be Named Soon
A successor to Jacksonville's Walda
Anne Williamson will be crowned Feb-
ruary 6 at the Florida State Fair. The
winner will be Florida's 1969 "Miss Sun-
flavor" and as in the past represent
Florida's multi-billion agribusiness
throughout the world this year. Other
prizes will include a 1969 Dodge Con-
Miss Williamson, 19, represented the
Greater Jacksonville Fair Association in
Florida Agriculture, January, 1969

last year's contest. She has brown hair
and brown eyes.
Contestants must be current queens,
representing Florida agricultural fairs,
agricultural commodities or agricultural
service organizations, according to J.
Mck. Jeter. acting manager of the Flor-
ida State Fair, who listed the following
entries in this year's pageant:
Lakeland's Gwendolyn Garber, "Flor-
ida Watermelon Queen," sponsored by
Florida Watermelon Growers & Distrib-
utors Ass'n.
Callahan's Joyce Lavonne Davidson,
"Northeast Fla. Forestry Queen," spon-
sored by Northeast Fla. Fair Ass'n.
Starke's Cathy Lynn Whitehead,
"North Fla. Strawberry Queen," spon-
sored by Bradford County Fair Ass'n.
Miami Lakes' Margaret LaVerne
Toms, "Florida Dairy Princess," spon-
sored by American Dairy Ass'n of Flor-
Lutz' Cathy Ellen Hitchman, "Florida
State Honey Queen," sponsored by Flor-
ida State Beekeeper's Assoc.
Dade City's Sheila Ann Glavich, "Flor-
ida Poultry Queen," sponsored by Flor-
ida Poultry Federation, Inc.
Ocala's Patricia Ann Hendley, "Florida
Cattlemen's Sweetheart," sponsored by
Florida Cattlemen's Assoc.
Tampa's Kathryn Marie Hockett,
"Harvest Queen," sponsored by Hillsbor-
ough County Junior Ag Fair, Inc.
Wildwood's Deborah Ruth Kaps,
"Miss Sumter County," sponsored by
Summer All Florida Breeders Show and
County Fair Ass'n.
Orlando's Peggy Vasse, "Block and
Bridle Queen," sponsored by Block &
Bridle Club. University of Florida.
(Editor's note: Contestants who register-
ed after this issue was printed are not
listed above. Other agricultural queens

Marion County's Gary Davis of Sparr.
was honored as Florida's outstanding
participant in the 4-H Petroleum Power
Program at the recent 47th annual 4-H
Congress in Chicago. Gary is pictured
here following the awards banquet with
R. J. Hunt, American Oil Foundation
representation and Melissa Babish, Miss
Teenage America. (The American Oil
Foundation sponsors the program in 40
states.) Gary. who is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. William M. Davis, is a junior at
North Marion High School. He is ac-
tive in club garden. forestry. poultry, and
automotive projects such as proper oper-
ation of tractors. balers, mowers, plows
and other farm machinery.

who wish to enter the contest may con-
tact J. Mck. Jeter. acting manager, Flor-
ida State Fair. P. 0. Box 1231, Tampa

(Editor's note: Next issue this page will
feature the Citrus Queen contest.)

Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle
Conner is seen crowning last year's Cit-
rus Queen Winner. Her successor will
be chosen February 6. as described in the
accompanying story.



TRAVEL... is the name of the game!
s**-------- -------------------
I 0 Africa Feb. 6 Mar. 16 O Spain-Portugal-Morocco
April 29 May 29
I N.Z. -Australia April 29 ay
Mar.1 -Apr.13 ] Hawaii May 14 May 26

O ORIENT Mar. 18- Apr. 25 D Europe British Isles
June 16 July 31 I

O 1969 AFBF Pre-Convention CARIBBEAN

CRUISE November 21 to December 5, 1969
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Housewives continue to in-
crease their demands for
"built-in" maid services at
supermarkets, according to
the Indiana Farm Bureau
which says that this demand
increases costs. This chart
shows where money spent in
grocery stores during the past
10 years really went.



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P. O. Box 8802. Orlando, Florida 32806
OVERSEAS JOBS Australia, Europe, South America,
Far East etc. Openings in all trades and professions.
$400 to $2,500 monthly. Free information, write
National Employment Service (Foreign Division) Box
2235 A.M.F., Miami, Fla. 33159.

,,io ll, 461-0800

Supplier of a Complete Line
of Quality Irrigation Equipment
511 So. 4th St. Ft. Pierce
Member Florida Irrigation Society
FARROWING STALLS Complete $26.75. Dealerships
available. Free literature. Dolly Enterprises, 202 Main,
Colchester, III. 62326
FOR SALE: SEVEN 25,000 gallon fuel storage tanks.
Art Quicksall. Brooker, Florida 32622, Phone AC-904.
"NEW PUMP" irrigation or drainage. Just back
into water, wheels and all. Power take-off shaft
operated. No suction pipe check valve, no priming
Butyl Rubber Discharge 2" to 24" s-.e 200 to
24,000 gallons per minute.

GIeudive, Meatala 53)30.
2 to 12 weeks old delivered directly to you on approv-
al. You must take 25 head or more. We deliver 7
days after you place your order. Available anytime.
Prices delivered: 2 to 3 weeks old each Holstein
Heilers $45 00; Holstein Bulls $42.50; Guernsey Heifers
$42 50; Angus Hol Cross $50.00-
4 to 5 weeks old Holstein Heifers $55.00; Holstein
Bulls $55.00; Guernsey Heifers $50.00; Angus Hol.
Cross $55.00.
6 to 8 weeks old Holstein Heifers $65.00; Guernsey
Heifers $62.50; Angus Bulls or Heifers $65.00; Holstein
Bulls $60.00.
10 yeeks old Holstein Heifers $77.50; Guernsey
Heifers $75.00; Holstein Bulls $75.00; Angus Hoi.
Cross $77.50.
Call or write
Bonduel, Wisconsin 54107
Phone area code 715-7584741
CALF CREEP FEEDERS 30 bushel capacity $92.50.
Dealerships available. Free literature. Dolly Enter-
prises, 202 Main, Colchester, III. 62326.
$10,000 to $100,000,000
Anywhere in USA and Canada
Fisher Real Estate-Mortgage Corp.
Mortgage Brokers, Joy, Illinois
CATFISH. We are now taking orders on Channel
Catfish Fingerlings for immediate delivery. Write for
prices. Keego Clay Products Co., Brewton, Alabama.
36426. Phone 867-4548.
CHINA DOLLS reproduced, stomp for pictures. Miss
Beulah Pipkin, Route 1, Box 294, Lakeland Fla. 33803.
ARTHRITIS-RHEUMATISM. Discover the ioy of pain
free joints. Fast relief, even stubborn conditions re-
spond with Dr. Ford's Liniment. Powerful 4 oz. bottle
$2.00. 16 oz., $6.00. Guaranteed. Dr. Ford Labora-
tories, Box 482-G, Owenton, Kentucky 40359.
WANTED-CURRIER IVES original ship disaster prints.
Fires, wrecks, etc. Carroll Cooney, Old Lyme. Conn.
READ DAIRY GOAT JOURNAL, monthly magazine.
How to profit, where to buy. Send $3.00 for 1 year,
Box 836 Columbia A-62, Missouri.
RESURRECTED MILLIONS will farm fertile ocean
bottoms whin seas are removed by coming whirl-
windl Startlh,, Free. Write: Harvest-FM Jefferson
City, Mo. 65101.

PICK-UP TRUCK STOCK RACKS-All steel construction
$109.50. Dealerships available. Free literature. Dolly
Enterprises, 202 Main, Colchester. III. 62326.
Plant trees grown on our better-root stock. Faster
growth, quicker profits. One of the South's largest
growers of vigorous thrifty pecan trees. Leading va-
rieties, plus new Government Crosses.
Cockrell's Riverside Nursery
ROUTE 1-PHONE 938-2577
600 ASSORTED Sweet Onion Plants with free plant-
ing guide $3.60 postpaid. TONCO "home of the
sweet onion," Farmersville, Texas 75031
PEACH TREES. -Floridasun, Sunred, Nectarine on
Nemaguard rootstock. Booking orders for Fall de-
livery. Wholesale prices on quantity lots, on request.
Write: G. T. Henderson. Jr., Rt. 4, Box 456 Tampa;
Fla. 33615.
RABBITS. Raise Rabbits for us on $500 month plan.
Free details. White's Rabbitry, Mt. Vernon, Ohio
FOR RENT-MOORE HAVEN, 2 buildings cn railroad
siding, suitable for packing house or what have you?
Buildings need some repairs but have good solid
foundations. Will allow for your improvements
Contact Mrs Skyes, Chamber of Commerce, Moore
Haven, Fla.
FREE BOOKLET, Missouri Farms with actual photos.
Owensby Realtors, Buffalo, Missouri 65622.
GOVERNMENT PUBLIC Land (400,000,000 acres) in
25 states. Low as $1.00 acre. 1968 Report. Details
$1.00 Land Information, 422 FM I \Washington
Building, Washington D.C. 20005.
WANTED CHOICE acreage between Orlando and
Disneyland. Large tract minimum 100 acve- dry
suitable for development Realtor, P. O Box 356,
Cocoa, Fla. 32922.
FOR SALE: Nameplates, badges, truck signs, decals.
Pressure sensitive labels. Free catalog, samples and
quotations. Seton Nameplate Corp. Dept. FM, New
Haven, Conn, 06505.
NEED EXTRA MONEY-for yourself, church or club.
Sell Christmas Greeting Cards, Everyday Gifts, etc.
Write Valley Cards, 128 North Bevard Street, Char-
lotte, North Carolina 28202.
IT'S FUN RAISING FUNDS-with a Hat Part'. $50.00
to $250.00 easy for civic or church groups. Write
Best Fashions Box 91, Charlotte, N. C 28202.

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
Established 1915
FREE 15 PAIRS of first quality ultra sheer nylon
hose for passing out 5 of our order blanks to your
friends. Special plan for fund raisers Write Holiday
Hosiery Co., Dept. FA, Morganton. N C. 28655.
BEAUTIFUL NECKLACE $1.00, cultured
pearl pin $1.00, eye glass cleaner, two
for $1.00, dozen unbreakable pocket
combs $1.00, cigarette extinguisher, five
for $1.00, guaranteed terrific! All post-
paid, Fuller Supply, 117 Main Street, La
Grange, Georgia 30240.
LADIES NYLONS, REJECTS, 12 pairs $1.00; Willette
Bargains, Box 284, Essex Station, Boston; Mass.
THE FARMER'S MART is a clearing house for most
everything Florida Farmers want to buy or sell. It
goes into the homes of more than 37,000 rural
families in 64 counties each month For information
about The Farmer's Mart, Write, P. 0. Box 8802,
Orlando, Fla. 32806. Closing Dates are as follows:
February issue copy must be in by January 20.
March issue coov must be in by February 20. etc.

Pat. No. 2604359

NEW 1969

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Call or Write


P. 0. Drawer 412, Lake City, Fla. 32055. Phone 752-8820
Kermit R. Home and Lewis A. Haveard, owners

Your bookkeeping monthly bimonthly or quarterly
Report your data to us by mail or telephone
Easy Fast Accurate Confidential
Period costs as low as $3.33 per month.
Details on request.
An introductory quarter at our expense.

275 Angell Street MANAGEAID, INC. Providence, R 02906

SAFETY TIPS BY Geo. Cappe, Dir., FFBF Safety Dept.

When a farm tractor is operated on belt work there is sometimes danger
of the belt cutting the front tire. If the left front wheel is raised on a block.
the top of the right wheel will be tilted outward away from the belt. A hole
may be dug in the ground to lower the right front wheel below the belt.
Then stakes or iron rods may be used to prevent the belt from swaying.

Florida Farm Bureau

4350 SW 13th St., Gainesville

Arthur E. (Art) 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
Forrest Davis, Jr., Quincy, Florida
Route 3. Box 225 A. Ph. 904-627-3356
Robert L. Clark, Jr., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
1575 Ponce de Leon Drive. Ph. 305-523-6848
T. K. McClane, Jr., Gainesville, Florida
4350 SW 13th St., Ph. 904-372-0401
Wayne Boyette, Lake City
J. J. Brialmont, Bell, Florida
Robert L. Clark, Jr., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Wilford Croft, Lulu, Florida
Mrs. Marvin Crutchfield, Panama City, Fla.
Forrest Davis, Jr., Quincy, Florida
Richard E. Finlay, Jay, Florida
E. H. Finlayson, Greenville, Florida
Mrs.J. A. Frazier, Williston, Florida
G. T. Hawkins, Ft. Myers, Florida
Arlen Jumper, Werrsdale, Florida
Arthur E. Karst, Vero Beach, Florida
Marvin Kahn, Sebring, Flor da
Walter J. Kautz, Canal Point, Florida
L. L. Lanier, Wewahitchka, Florida
J. A. Miles, Jr., Plant City, Florida
Wayne Mixson Morianna, Florida
E. C. Rowell, Wildwood, Florida
John Talton, Apopka. Florida
Walter Welkener, Jacksonville, Fla
Earl W. Ziebarth, Pierson, Florida


From Orlando Sentinel

While everyone seems to be most
concerned about the plight of our
urban areas, we hope they don't
overlook the fact that the most de-
pressed and discriminated against
minority in America is our farmers.
The Volusia County Farm Bu-
reau, in its recent Newsletter points
out, "Twenty years ago his (the
farmers') tractor and trailer for cat-
tle hauling cost the beef farmer
$4,000. Today it costs him $36.000.
"Twenty years ago he was selling
a 2-ear-old steer for $25. Today he
is still selling a 2-year-old steer for
$25. However slow to anger our
farmers are, they have had a belly-
ful of big city bellyachers who re-
fuse to be weaned."
Are we going to make life more
endurable for the farmers? Or are
we going to watt until we all get


Last month I represented the Florida
Farm Bureau Federation at a Joint
House-Senate citrus committee hearing.
The meeting was called for the purpose
of hearing testimony from various seg-
ments of the citrus industry concerning
the status of that industry today.
The following paragraphs are conden-
sations of some of my remarks made to
the legislators:
The growers of Florida citrus, although
they provide the operating funds for the
Citrus Commission, have a far larger
monetary investment in the industry
than any other segment, employ many
more people, pay far more taxes, under-
gird the economy of many counties and
cities or special tax districts such as
schools and hospitals, and usually are
more directly affected by legislation
passed, have far too little to say about it.
The processors, canners and other non-
citrus growing groups engaged in the
overall production of citrus products cer-
tainly should have a voice in legislation,
rules and regulations governing the in-
dustry, but certainly the growers of Flor-
ida citrus should have the controlling
voice. What has been referred to in the
past as the citrus "Industry Legislative
Committee" has been made up of repre-
sentatives of the Canners' Ass'n, Fresh
Fruit Shippers Ass'n, the Citrus Com-
mission, the Indian River Citrus League
(basically a shippers organization), and
Florida Citrus Mutual. Each of these
groups has had veto power over any leg-
islative proposal offered to the "Commit-
tee" for "Committee" endorsement and
inclusion in the citrus "legislative pack-
While I agree that the Citrus Com-
mission probably should not be tied to
any other state agency in the proposed
governmental reorganization plans now
being studied, I do question how much
more so called autonomy should be given
this state agency. There is obvious need
for the Commission and its staff to be-
come grower oriented. "Autonomy" de-
fined as "the right to self government,"
could be changed into "autocracy," "gov-
ernment by one man (or group) having
unlimited power," a metamorphosis which

history has recorded many times.
It is extremely hard for the average
grower to get financial and other infor-
mation from the Citrus Commission at
the present time and that any increase
in autonomy might not necessarily be for
the good of the citizen of Florida or the
We of the Farm Bureau have no argu-
ment with the Citrus Commission as such
but in the future our organization whose
membership includes nearly 10,000 citrus
growers, is going to take much greater
interest in legislation proposed which af-
fects the industry.
Farm Bureau has an outstanding citrus
committee composed of members from
each of the growing counties and each
member is well qualified to speak for the
grower. Furthermore, it is our intention
to work toward a goal of letting the
grower's voice be more clearly heard. As
an entity, Farm Bureau has nothing to
gain, does not seek to control any person
or group, and therefore can look objec-
tively and unselfishly on industry prob-
I would suggest a reapportionment of
the present district make-up of the Citrus
Commission might be in order so deci-
sions made by that body would be more
representative of the entire industry bas-
ed on production. For example, one
Commission district now has two repre-
sentatives on the Commission although
that district contains less than four (4)
percent of present acreage and produc-
I closed my remarks by thanking the
committee for the invitation and oppor-
tunity to testify and for their support of
Farm Bureau legislative recommenda-
There are other recommendations
which will be brought to the attention of
the Legislature by the FB Citrus Com-
mittee. These will probably include, but
be not limited to, suggested revisions in
selection of Commission members and in
the Orange Stabilization Act (F.S. 601-
154), and in identification for the fruit
now called Early K or Sunrise Tangelo
to separate it from other varieties, and
clarification in certain tax laws.

"As government's role in agriculture
becomes better defined and restricted to
those functions which government can
and should be expected to perform, the
role of Farm Bureau will take on greater

"For all practical purposes, Farm Bu-
reau has won its long fight to end govern-
ment acreage controls and government
management of farm prices. The failure
of these farm programs has long been
recognized by most farmers."

Florida Agriculture, January, 1969

Excerpts from annual address by AFBF President
Charles Shuman at Kansas City Convention Last month

(See pictures on page 8)

The President's Message

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

In 1671 a pirate operating out of Port
Royal in the Caribbean, sacked the city
of Panama. After his capture he was
returned to England for trial but a jury
let him off. Actually he fared well from
the incident. The freebooter was knighted
and appointed deputy governor of the is-
land of Jamaica.
In 1715 an entire fleet of Spanish ships,
filled with gold, was wrecked in these
same seas southeast of Florida. A sal-
vage crew recovered about half of the
treasure but lost it all (an estimated
300,000 pieces of eight) to a pirate named
Henry Jennings.
Farmers from throughout the nation
will re-visit the above historical sites and
many others throughout the West Indies
this year on the Farm Bureau's Grand
Cruise of the Caribbean.
Nine ports of call will include King-
ston, Jamaica, Aruba, Curacoa, Bonaire,
Trinidad, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Virgin
Islands and Puerto Rico. Passengers
will be aboard the luxury liner, SS Bra-
sil, pride of the Moore McCormack
Lines, which is chartered exclusively for
the Farm Bureau Tour which will depart
and return from Fort Lauderdale.
The tour takes place next November
21 and runs through December 5 but res-
ervations must be made immediately ac-
cording to Kenneth F. Goy, executive
vice president, Farm Bureau Tours who
said: "This is necessary to insure the
exclusive charter of the SS Brasil."
For complete information, descriptive
brochure and deck plan of the ship
write Farm Bureau Tours, Box 7605, Or-
lando, Fla. 32804. There is no obligation.

Cotton growers to hold
annual meeting this month
Significant findings in cotton research
projects during 1968 will be reported at
the National Cotton Council's annual
meeting January 27-28 in Hot Springs,
Scheduled for the opening day's after-
noon session, the report will point up
promising developments from the step-
ped-up research program initiated less
than a year ago by Cotton Producers In-
stitute. The $2.7 million CPI program for
1968 utilized the Council's staff and fa-
cilities in support of some 69 projects
aimed at lowering costs and improving
quality of cotton and its products. The
1969 CPI program will be one-third larg-
er than the 1968 effort.
Results of field tests on new methods
for control of insects, weeds, and plant
diseases will be reported, along with prog-
ress in other projects designed to lower
costs of cotton production.

(Editor's note: for more information
write Cotton Council, Box 12285, Mem-
phis, Tenn. 18112. Telephone 901-276-

Florida Agriculture, January, 1969 19



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The word "farm" in our name means
that we specialize in the insurance needs of
farm families-it means that we are a part
of your Farm Bureau organization-it means
that we know and understand the business
of farming-it means that our men live and
work in your area and are often your friends
and neighbors.

If you don't already know the SFB man
in your area, give him a call; he'll be glad
to sit down with you and your family and
go over your insurance needs.

Take a little time today to assure your
family's tomorrow. Call your SFB man at
your local Farm Bureau office; you'll be glad
you did.

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