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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 1930)-
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The


Florida College Farmer
Published by Agricultural Students at the University of Florida
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA


VOL. IV MARCH 15, 1936 NO. 3
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THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER


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Tenney Wins Master Teacher Award

By E. W. GARRIS
Professor of Agricultural Education


Mr. A. W. Tenney, Assistant
Professor of Agricultural Educa-
tion, University of Florida, has
been awarded the title of Master
Teacher of Vocational Agriculture
in Florida for the school year
1934-1935. The award is made an-
nually in each state of the southern
region. The award is made to the
outstanding teacher, his accom-
plishments being measured by
means of a score card. The teacher
receiving the award in each state
then submits a complete report of
his work to a committee in Wash-
ington and this committee selects
a Master Teacher of the South.
Mr. Tenney was born at Ten
Mile, West Virginia, on August 16,
1907. He spent his boyhood on a
farm and attended elementary and
high school in his native state. He
entered the University of Florida
in the fall of 1927 and graduated
with a B. S. A. E degree in June,
1930. In July, 1930, he was em-
ployed as teacher of vocational
agriculture at Plant City, Florida.
Mr. Tenney taught at Plant City
for two years, resigning in July,
1932, to continue his training at
Ohio State University. He re-
ceived his M. A. degree from Ohio
State University in June, 1933. In
July, 1933, he was employed as
teacher of vocational agriculture at
Barberville, Volusia County. In
1934, his work was extended to in-
clude both Barberville and De-
I and. Mr. Tenney left Volusia
County in July, 1935, to accept his
present position as Assistant Pro-
fessor of Agricultural Education,
University of Florida. In 1930, Mr.
Tenney married Miss Ruth Cox, of
Lakeland, and they have one daugh-
ter, Carolyn Louise, born in Sept-
ember, 1934.

The recognition which Mr. Ten-
ney has received was due to a
number of factors. In the first
place, he is a man of splendid per-
sonality, full of enthusiasm and en-
ergy, and has faith in farm boys.
This being true, he is able to stimu-
late each boy to do his best. Sec-
ond, Mr. Tenney is a good teacher.
He is able to present subject mat-
ter clearly and to create interest
on the part of each pupil. Mr.
Tenney has always had a complete
program of work. He has included


part-time and evening classes in
his program and has done out-
standing individual community ser-
vice work. A man with such in-
sight, ability, enthusiasm and en-
ergy may well be designated as
Master Teacher of Vocational Agri-
culture for Florida.
Mr. Tenney taught five classes
in vocational agriculture during
the school year 1934-1935. He had
two all-day classes of farm boys at
DeLand and one at Barberville
with a total enrollment of 51 pu-
pils; one part-tine class at Barber-


A. W. TENNEY

ville with an enrollment of 12; and
one evening class at the Co-opera-
tive Guild Colony with an enroll-
ment of 20. The five classes gave
him a total enrollment of 83.

Each of the 83 pupils had a prac-
tice program which had to be su-
pervised. Each boy in the all-day
classes decided which type of
farming he desired to enter and
selected his projects accordingly
on a long-time basis.

The practice program for the
year was of wide scope and in-
cluded diverse farming activities.
The list of enterprises included
dairy cattle for milk, bees for
honey, general truck crops, aspara-


gus plumosus ferns, citrus nursery,
bearing citrus trees, poultry for
meat and eggs, tomatoes, white
potatoes, home landscaping, sweet
potatoes, Ihogs, crotalaria and
strawberries.
Among improved practices put
into effect by evening class mem-
bers were the following: Planning
subsistence farmsteads, growing
home gardens and fruit orchards,
selecting poultry breeds, control-
ling diseases and parasites of poul-
try, culling poultry, properly ferti-
lizing truck crops, growing soil-
improving crops, and controlling
plant diseases.
The total labor income from the
supervised practice work of Mr.
Tenney's pupils was $8,100.00, or
approximately four times his an-
nual salary. He traveled a total
of 12,500 miles on official duty.
Mr. Tenney was adviser of two
chapters of Future Farmers of
America, one at DeLand and one
at Barberville. The chapters held
a joint Parent-and-Son banquet at
DeLand. The writer was a guest
at this banquet and the boys had
a very good program. Both of
the chapters made excellent annual
records, winning a number of
places in State contests.
Mr. Tenney made use of a num-
ber of publicity methods. Articles
were furnished regularly to the De-
Land Sun and the Volusia County
Democrat. A feature story was
published in The American Farm
Youth Magazine. He participated
in the County Fair at DeLand, his
boys winning a cash award of
$40.00. Addresses were made be
fore the following organizations:
Kiwanis Clubs at Daytona Beach
and New Smyrna; Parent-Teachers'
Association at Barberville; Chamber
of Commerce at DeLand; Assembly
at DeLand High School; and at
Strawberry Festival at Samsula
Farmers' Club.

In addition to his regular teach-
ing activities, Mr. Tenney gave in-
dividual assistance to a total of 283
farmers. These individual service
calls were in the field of horticul-
ture, animal husbandry, soils and
crops, farm engineering, farm man-
agement, marketing and miscel-
laneous.


March, 1936


THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER


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FUTURE FARMERS


OF AMERICA


The FFA Organization in the


Vocational Agriculture Field

By WILLIAM SHAFFER
National President of Future Farmers of America


In 1928 something was added to
vocational agriculture-something
which had not been there before
but which gave to farm boys both
in and out of school, new interest
and a renewed enthusiasm for
farming as a life work. It was the
FFA organization which in eight
years has become closely identified
with rural life. In fact, this nation-
wide organization of boys studying
vocational agriculture has now be-
come a rural institution in itself.
It is an opportunity for any farm
boy who is a true "Son of the Soil"
to be able to study agriculture in
school. We have advantages today
that were not available even a few
years back. But this splendid pro-
vision made possible through the
co-operation of the Federal Gov-
ernment, State governments and lo-
cal Boards of Education was vitally
improved when the FFA organiza-
tion came into the picture. Through
its activities we are able to extend
training opportunities on our own
level and gain more practical ex-
perience by our own efforts.
As I think of the many activities
of the FFA from the State of Maine
to Hawaii and from the State of
Washington to Puerto Rico, a few
of the most important ones, "pass
in review" before me. I see farm
boys like myself learning to pre-
side as well as take part in public
meetings. I see timid fellows learn-
ing to think on their feet and ex-
press themselves on agricultural
questions. There are co-operative
buying and selling organizations
operated by local chapters "hum-
ming" with business similar to
adult co-operatives. Many mem-
bers are learning first hand the
true value of thrift in time, labor


and money. I see improved farm-
ing practices going into operation
and individual farming programs
being developed by the members on
a practical well-managed basis.
Along with all these activities there
is plenty of high type recreation
which is developing a spirit of com-
radeship, sportsmanship and con-
sideration for the other fellow.
Finally, I see our group as young
American citizens passing out of
vocational agriculture and the FFA
properly trained to take places in
the adult farm organizations and in
the life of the farm community.
Had it not been for the rural high
school with its department of voca-
tional agriculture and FFA chapter
this picture would not be as it ap-
pears to me today.
Regardless of what the problems
of agriculture have been in the past
or what may be said of the present
agricultural situation, I am one
who believes that adequate sys-
tematic training for farming is
sooner or later bound to have its
effect. Experiences gained through
FFA activities give a more com-
plete training-a type young farm-
ers have always needed. As "Fu-
ture Farmers" we will continue to
have faith in agriculture. We will
continue to work for an improved
agriculture thinking and planning
as we go. In the words of our
Creed we will "exert an influence
. which will stand solid in
that inspiring task."
The responsibility which has
fallen on me recently has made me
realize more than ever the value of
practical farmer training-the kind
vocational agriculture and experi-
ence in the FFA organization pro-
vides. For how can agricultural


problems both great and small be
solved unless farmers learn to think
and work and act together? The
primary aim of our organization is
the development of competent, ag-
gressive rural and agricultural lead-
ership. That leadership, in my
opinion, can best be developed
through first hand experience with
actual problems. As prospective
farmers we have actual problems
calling for individual growth and
co-operative effort. Our potential
leadership is in the rural communi-
ties today. The FFA is an agency
for its developing and bringing it
into action.
While I am happy to think of
the thousands of farm boys who are
enjoying advantages similar to my
own, there are still thousands to
whom these advantages should be
extended. Therefore, as national
president of the FFA, it is my sin-
cere wish that as soon as possible
an FFA chapter will be established
in each of the 5,700 local depart-
ments of vocational agriculture.
We hope to have at least 125,000
members by next October. And let
us not forget the out-of-school farm
youth who, by enrolling in a part-
time class, is also eligible to FFA
membership. Above all things, we
should undertake worth-while ac-
tivities and build programs of work
which maintain our identity as a
farm youth for agricultural better-
ment in the rural high schools of
America.-(From a recent NBC ra-
dio address over the National Farm
and Home Hour.)

UNANIMOUS WORRY
lRastus-"Jones, I got a unani-
nmous letter."
Jones-"Unanimous letter?"
Rastus-"You heerd me. Dis heer
man sez Ah has to quit foolin' wid
his wife or he gwine slice me wid
a razor. How's Ah gwine to know
whose wife to quit foolin' wid, les
he sign his name? Ah hates unan-
imous letters."
-Florida Forestry Supplement


March, 1936


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THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER








THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER


Fine Livestock at the
American Royal Brought
New Inspiration to Me
By LESTER POUCHER

Royal, indeed, was the American
Royal Livestock Show at Kansas
City, Missouri! Cattle, horses, poul-
try and swine-unlike any I have
ever seen before. So much unlike
the common herd of native cattle
in Florida, that as I looked in
amazement at the size, depth, qual-
ity and type of the cattle on exhi-
bition-I could not help but mar-
vel at the results of intelligent
breeding. Truly this is the key, so
commonly disregarded, to profits
in raising livestock. As to intelli-
gent breeding, I now realize what
to select for improved stock.
Farm animals, highly bred farm
animals to me since I visited the
American Royal Livestock Show,
will be the greatest joy and inter-
est on my future ideal farm. My
visit climaxed my belief that the
vocation of farming is a prominent
and independent business. One of
my outstanding impressions was
the interest and accomplishment of
the farm people.
The section of the United States,
throughout the Central and West-
ern parts might well set an example
to other sections where there are
marginal lands, and where the peo-
ple have not yet become adapted
to dealing in livestock.
I believe exhibiting should be an
outstanding factor to any livestock
producer, specifically to a FUTURE
FARMER who is thrilled to display
before the public, the product of
his toil. Exhibitions aid much in
centering interest in the minds of
the American people toward the
farm.
Proper breeding for quality, I
am convinced, shows a profit for
extra time and cost expended to-
wards the perfection of livestock.
At the show I learned more than
I ever knew before about judging
livestock. The judging contest is
a great promoter of education and
knowledge of livestock among the
Future Farmers of America. The
annual National FFA Convention
could not be held at a better time
than in conjunction with the Amer-
ican Royal Livestock show. Ob-
serving the unexcelled stock at the
show, the enthusiasm of the farm-
ers who deal with livestock, the
aesthetic value in raising such ani-
mals and its return in dollars and
cents, I am fully convinced that I


will, in the future, have nothing
but purebred livestock on my farm.
With much land in Florida
adapted to pastures, I see no reason
why Florida might not, some day
soon, be a noted and profitable
livestock raising state itself. Were
such contagious interest as exists
in Kansas City planted in Florida,
this phase of agriculture would
very rapidly materialize and stand
solid for its part in the farming in-
dustry which is the backbone of
these great United States.



EDITOR'S NOTE: The above re-
port by Lester Poucher won
second place in the national
essay contest conducted for
Future Farmers who attended
the American Royal Live-
stock Show in Kansas City, Mis-
souri. Lester is president of
the Largo Chapter and also the
State Association of Future
Farmers of America.



Seminole Chapter
Winner in State Contest
By CLIFFORD GUSTAVSON, President.
Nothing could have been more
interesting and enjoyable than the
work of Seminole Chapter of FFA
during the term ending September
1, 1935, and during which time we
attained the goal we had set-that


of winning the "Best Chapter Con-
test" in the State of Florida.
Upon returning from Gainesville
in June of 1934, where E. D. Tyler,
Jr., of our chapter, was elected
president of the State Association,
and our livestock judging team was
State winner, we set about to ob-
tain sufficient funds to send that
judging team to the National Live-
stock Judging Contest at Kansas
City. We raised this money through
a play, "The Green Hand," which
we presented to the public in our
high school auditorium under the
direction of one of our high school
teachers. One hundred percent of
the chapter members took a part
in this three-act play. In addition
to the funds received through this
activity, we received generous
donations from the City Commis-
sion, County Commission, County
School Board, and various civic or-
ganizations of Sanford. (This money
was used to pay living expenses of
the boys on this trip. All trans-
portation costs were paid by the
State Association, FFA.)
On October 10, our judging team
and E. D. Tyler, Jr., State presi-
dent, with Professor Alex R. John-
son, our adviser, left for Kansas
City. En route we stopped in Chi-
cago for three days as guests of
the World's Fair officials. The
president of our local chapter,
Bonner Carter, as a member of the
judging team, won the National
(Continued on Page 16)


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Reading left to right: J. F. Williams, Jr., State Adviser; Lester Poucher, Largo, Pres.;
W. E. Moore, Jr., Baker, Vice-Pres.; Jeff Minor, Wauchula, Executive Committee Chair-
man; Thomas Perunovich, Gonzalez, Sec.; Bonner Carter, Sanford, Executive Committee-
man; Frank Beach, Jr., Trenton, Treas.; Douglas McLeod, Aucilla, Reporter; Keith
Ulmer, Largo, Executive Committeeman. These boys have efficiently led the Future
Farmer organization and will be active leaders at the summer convention.


Officers Florida Association, FFA


March, 1936


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0 IN GATORLAND

Interesting Campus News Notes


Newell Entomological
Society is Installed
Newest campus organization in
the College of Agriculture is the
Newell Entomological Society,
which was installed at public cere-
monies on February 28, 1936. That
day the society sponsored an
entomological conference at the
College of Agriculture, which was
attended by a large number of
scientists from Florida and else-
where.
The conference program in-
cluded morning talks open to the
public, afternoon discussions of
primary interest to entomologists,
and an evening banquet at which
the Newell Entomological Society
was officially installed. Dean Wil-
mron Newell, for whom the society
is named, was guest of honor; Prof.
H. Harold Hume was toastmaster,
and Dr. Herbert Osborn, professor
emeritus, Ohio State University,
who taught Dean Newell, was guest
speaker. From personal acquaint-
ance he recounted Dean Newell's
career and accomplishments dur-
ing the past 30 years.
The Newell Entomological So-
ciety was organized in December,
1935, as the result of student and
faculty agitation for such an or-
ganization. Formation of such a
club had been attempted in tihe
spring of 1935, but never resulted in
the hoped for society. However, it
did lead to the accumulation of
data relative to such organizations.
Charter members are: Philip
Arey, T. Roy Young, Jr., W. W.
Stirling, L. S. Maxwell, J. D. Setzer,
Fuller Tresca, Mrs. J. H. Carring-
ton and W. P. Hunter. The officers
are as follows: President, W. P.
Hunter; vice-president, T. Boy
Young, Jr.; secretaries, Phil Arey
and L. S. Maxwell; and reporter,
Mrs. J. H. Carrington.
The society was named for Dr.
Wilmon Newell, dean of the Col-
lege of Agriculture and director of
the Florida Agricultural Experi-
ment Station, as a partial recogni-
tion of his achievements in the
field of entomology. With such a
name to inspire the members of
the society, they should accomplish
much.
Pledges were made to bring the


membership up to 20. The first
meeting was held December 12,
1935, when Dr. F. C. Bishopp, of
the U. S. Bureau of Entomology
and Plant Quarantine, addressed
the club. His talk was relative to
insects harmful to man and ani-
mals and was extremely interesting.
Members of the society contem-
plate the following public service:
Sponsoring entomological talks and
lectures to high school students
and publishing articles in newspa-
pers throughout the State in order
to popularize entomology. The so-
ciety is guided by a faculty advis-
ory committee of which Dr. John
T. Creighton, head of the Depart-
ment of Entomology, is chairman.-
Mrs. J. H. Carrington, '37.

Makes Enviable Record
and Works Way Through
Four Years at Florida


/


GROVER C. HOWELL
That a boy can work his way
through four years at the Univer-
sity of Florida College of Agricul-
ture and at the same time make an
enviable record in scholarship and
in campus activities is said to be
next to impossible. But Grover C.
Howell has done just that, working
to earn all of his expenses and yet
making an outstanding showing.
Grover was born in Alachua
County and attended high school
in Gainesville and Newberry, while


living on his father's farm near
Arredondo. For a short time he
was a member of the 4-H Club, and
he has always been interested in
farm animals.
So when he enrolled in the Col-
lege of Agriculture he obtained
work at the college dairy barn. He
has worked hard and has made a
name for himself in the college and
throughout the campus. In 1935
he was second high man in the
contest for the Danforth fellowship.
With a congenial personality and
an excellent record, Grover is now
president of the Toreador Club, has
been secretary-treasurer and also
vice-president of the Ag Club, is
one of five members of the Agri-
cultural Students' Council, and is
one of the college's best debaters.
His activities are by no means
limited to the College of Agricul-
ture, however. He is now serving
as secretary-treasurer of the Sen-
ior class and is one of the most
active members in the Democratic
League, campus political party.
For leadership, hard work, and
friendliness, Grover is outstanding.
Next June he will receive his de-
gree in agricultural education and
agricultural economics. No doubt
a successful career awaits him.

Choral Club on the Air
Under the direction of Miss Cleva
J. Carson, the Ag. College Choral
Club is making outstanding pro-
gress in the field of voice. The stu-
dents, as well as faculty members,
are very interested in the club and
their voices show more improve-
ment at each practice. There is a
rumor about the campus that some
of the Choral Club members are
going to give Jimmie Melton and
Lawrence Tibbett stiff competition
in two or three months.
The club made its debut on the
radio, over WRUF, on February 12.
The program met with hearty ap-
proval, indicating that the club has
possibilities of becoming an out-
standing musical organization on
this campus. The club is now sing-
ing over the radio every second and
fourth Wednesday, appearing on
program of the Florida Farm Hour.
The Choral Club invites you to
tune in and sing with them the
songs that we all know so well.


THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER


March, 1936


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March, 1936 THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER Page 7


Agricultural College
Week-End is Proposed
For April 24 and 25
It now appears probable that two
annual events of the Agricultural
College will be combined into one
week-end, and supplemented with
additional entertainment features to
make this a memorable occasion.
The two events are the Little In-
ternational Livestock Show and Ag-
ricultural College Night, or the barn
dance. Dates selected are Friday
and Saturday, April 24 and 25.
Festivities will begin on Friday
night, the 24th of April, with the
annual Ag. College Ball, to be held
in the new gymnasium. It is antic-
ipated that a big crowd will be on
hand for this event, as usual, and
that it will be a merry occasion.
On Saturday morning it is pro-
posed to have a social reunion in
the Agricultural College for alumni,
friends and visitors. It is hoped
that many alumni and other friends
will make plans to attend the event.
Saturday afternoon, beginning at
4 o'clock, the Little International
parade will be held through the
streets of Gainesville. The show it-
self will get under way at 7.30 that
evening. It is staged under the di-
rection of the Toreador Club, an
organization of animal husbandry
students in the College of Agricul-
ture. Grover C. Howell is presi-
dent.
No detail is being left undone to
make this the best Little Interna-
tional Livestock Show ever put on
by the Toreadors. Purebred cattle,
hogs and sheep will be shown, and
as an added attraction there will be
a poultry show.
Roping contests, steer riding,
races and many other features will
be presented to make this the big-
gest and best show yet. This event
always draws a capacity crowd.
Combination of the Little Inter-
national and Agricultural College
Ball and other events in the one
week-end is being sponsored by the
Agricultural College Council, and as
THE FLORIDA FARMER goes to press
it seems almost certain that this
schedule will be adopted.-Jack
Weaver, '38.


Alpha Zeta Sunshine
The mid-year issue of A. Z. Sun-
shine appeared recently on the
campus. This is the official publi-
cation of the Florida Chapter of
Alpha Zeta, national agricultural
leadership fraternity.


The publication embodies many
commendable features. It attempts
to keep all alumni and former
members, as well as other chapters
of the fraternity throughout the
United States, informed as to ac-
tivities and accomplishments of the
College of Agriculture of the Uni-
versity of Florida.


Negus is Thyrsus Secretary
Willis R. Negus was appointed to
the office of secretary-treasurer of
Thyrsus, the horticulture society of
the College of Agriculture. He suc-
ceeds Tom McRorie, who resigned
because of conflicts.
The members of the organization
are planning to go on the field trip
with the Citrus Culture Class. The
trip will take three days. A party
is planned by Thyrsus for one of
the nights of the trip.


Forestry Club Indulges in
Widely Varied Activities

Rich is President
At the recent election of the For-
estry Club, Frank H. Rich, Winter
Haven, was elected president; W.
W. Matthews, Ponce de Leon, vice
president; 0. W. Struthers, Winter
Haven, secretary-treasurer; H. C.
Lunsford, Haines City; reporter.

Speakers at Meetings
J. J. Levison, former aboricultur-
ist for the City of New York, held
a round table discussion on mu-
nicipal and landscape forestry. He
particularly stressed the intpor-
tance of diversified forestry and
agricultural training.
E. Mize, a practical and success-
ful turpentine operator, discussed
the methods which he had proven
to be most practical and satisfac-
tory in the management of a pine
tree plantation.
Jim Pittman, of the Council Tool
Company, exhibited and demon-
strated the use of many tools used
in forestry. He had a new type of
transplanter which is very satis-
factory in the transplanting of
wildings.
District Forester Earl Porter gave
a summary of the various relief
projects that were connected with
the Forest Service, the aims and
accomplishments of these organiza-
tions. F. S. Dodd, district super-
visor of the N. Y. A., discussed some
of the problems in his field.


Speakers who are to address the
club in the near future are: Harold
S. Foley, member of the State Board
of Forestry; C. J. Williams, presi-
dent of the Moore Dry Kiln Com-
pany of Jacksonville; Dr. William
Cary, retired official of the U. S.
Forest Service, and George P.
Shingler, senior chemist in charge
of the Naval Stores Experiment
Station at Lake City.
Spring Activities
The club plans to take a field trip
to the Choctawhatchee and Apa-
lachicola National Forests, in West
Florida. The boys expect to leave
the college on a Friday and after
completing their studies in the for-
ests, plan to visit Tallahassee Sat-
urday. They plan to return to
Gainesville Sunday.
The club went to Ocala on March
12, to hear a lecture by If. N.
Wheeler, of the U. S. Forest Ser-
vice. Mr. Wheeler also lectured in
Lake City on March 10.
Week-end camps are planned to
be held at Camp Olena, on the Santa
Fe river. The camp is maintained
under the direction of the Florida
Forest Service.
Smoak Elected Director
H. C. Lunsford, George Smoak,
Bill Harrell, O. W. Struthers and
Ben Har.rell represented the club
at the meeting of the Florida For-
estry Association on February 28
in Jacksonville. George Smoak
was elected a director of that State
organization, representing the For-
estry Club.
Gifts
The club recently received many
interesting gifts from some of its
friends. A cross-section of a
cypress trunk which measures
more than three and one-half feet
in diameter and is estimated as be-
ing 600 years old, was the gift of
L. T. Nieland, former district for-
ester. Another interesting gift was
the fruit of a sausage tree, pre-
sented by Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Black. Wood samples from all over
the country have been received.

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March, 1936


THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER


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THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER


TO MAKE THE BEST BETTER

ACTIVITIES OF

Florida 4-H Club Boys and Girls


Keeping 4-H Club Records

Has Enabled Me to Win
By THOMAS WYLY


I am delighted to have this op-
portunity of saying something
about the 4-H Club movement. Real-
izing the benefits I have derived
from being a 4-H Club boy, it is a
pleasure for me to tell about my
work in the hope that it may be an
incentive to other boys to become
club members. It is also a pleasure
to let the grown-ups know about
4-H Club work.
The privilege of writing for you
today is accorded me as a result of
the good rating of my 4-H Club
record book. Any boy can do as
I have done and am doing if he
tries and if his county agent has
the fine zeal and patience which
have been exercised by mine.
I began my second year of work
in the Brandon Poultry Club with
70 Rhode Island Red hens and six
Rhode Island Red cocks, which
were valued at $142.
The value of my equipment was
$125, the cost of chicks was $44.85,
and the cost of feed was $277.
Other costs, such as those for milk,
additional equipment, and for
blood-testing my stock, amounted
to $14.33. Thus, my total costs for
the year were $603.88.
Now, we will consider the re-
ceipts from this poultry. The fowls
I sold or used brought $116.85, the
950 dozen eggs I sold or used
brought $358.68, and the value of
the stock on hand at the close of
the year was $410. The value of
equipment was $125.25. I calcu-
lated my total receipts for the year
at $1,013.78. Subtracting my total
expenses of $603.88 from this
amount, I found my net profit from
poultry for the year was $409.90.
Let me say by way of explana-
tion, that I chose Rhode Island Red
stock because, first, generally they
attain good weight quickly and
hold it and, second, their egg pro-
duction is far above the average. I
trap-nested for several months in
order to form my basis for culling.


The brooder I used was a home-
made brick affair, which gives per-
fect satisfaction. I had fine results
from my feeding. To the hens, I
fed laying mash and scratch feed.
To the baby chicks, I fed starting
mash and the fryers got growing
mash.
Of my first 200 day-old chicks, I
raised 199. Of my second 150 day-
old chicks, I raised 148. I had my
flock of 193 hens and pullets blood-
tested for the second time by a
qualified concern and lost only
three. I sold my eggs to a store
in Tampa, Florida, and received a
premium of 10 cents above top
market price.
I had a partner working on
halves in this project and to this
partner I am very grateful for effi-
cient advice and excellent co-opera-
tion. My partner was my mother,
Mrs. S. B. Wyly.
My plans for this year include
the purchase of 1,000 Rhode Island
baby chicks, of which I hope to
raise 95 percent, and the building
of a new brooder house. I have a
bank account of $200.00 which will
take care of these expenses.

4-H ISSUE IS NEXT
The next issue of The Florida
College Farmer, coming out in
May, will be a special 4-H club
issue. The dates and programs
for the girls' and boys' short
courses will be given, as well as
the camping program for the
club camps, McQuarrie and Tim-
poochee.
This issue will also announce
the winners of the trip to the
National Club Camp in Wash-
ington and will carry a story of
the club work of each winner.

What is 4-H Club Work?
The 4-H organization is probably
the largest organization of young
people in the world. It has a mem-


bership of nearly a million boys
and girls who have taken for their
aim the promotion of better farm
practices, better homes, and the
development of leadership and
citizenship among the rural people.
This work was founded on the
basis of "learn by doing." The
club member learns by actual ex-
perience and by doing the job.
The source of information is the
Extension Service, but the actual
school is the club member and the
club project. Club work is, and
always will be, what the club mem-
ber makes of it.
Four-H club work is a part of
the national agricultural extension
system. It is conducted by county
and home demonstration agents and
voluntary local leaders. Through
it rural boys and girls, in school
and out of school, are taught bet-
ter farm and home practices and
the finer and more significant things
of life. The club leader should
keep two things in mind:
First, the teaching of better farm
and home practices.
Second, the development of lead-
ership. The real object of 4-H Club
work is the development of the club
member.
Club work is available for every
rural boy and girl between the ages
of 10 and 20 years.

4-H ROUNDUP
4-H club members are demon-
strators. They learn and teach bet-
ter ways on the farm, in the home
and in the community.
4-H club members work, earn
money and acquire property.
4-H club members do the need-
ful, the wholesome, the helpful
thing. They become leaders.
4-H club members play the game
fairly. They win without boast-
ing and lose without growling.
4-H club members meet together,
work together, play together, co-
operate and achieve.
4-H club members build up their
health through right living; they
train their hands to be useful, their
minds to think clearly; their hearts
are kind.


March, 1936


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THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER


Prominent 4-H Leader,
Billy Matthews, Heads
Student U. Building
Students at the University of
Florida and 4-H Club members
throughout the State were pleased
with the selection of Billy Matthews
to be in charge of the Student
Union building, which is nearing
completion on the University cam-
pus. Announcement was made re-
cently by President Tigert that
Billy would lead activities there,
beginning this summer.
It is planned for Billy to finish
his present assignment as principal
of the Newberry School in Alachua
County and then spend May in
traveling and visiting institutions
which have similar buildings. On
June 1 he will take over his duties
at the University of Florida, and
it is expected that the Student
Union building will be nearing
completion at that time.
While they are glad to see Billy
get the new job, and are confident
that he will be more than a success
at it, 4-H Club boys and girls will
regret to know that Mr. Matthews
will not be with them at camp this
summer. He has been leader of
Camp Timpoochee in the Choctaw-
hatchee National Forest for the past
three years, and has endeared him-
self to the 4-H youngsters and their
leaders.
Born in Micanopy on October 3,
1907, Billy became active in 4-H
Club work in his home county as
soon as he reached club age. He
was one of the first boys to help
build 4-H reputation at the Univer-
sity and beyond. The reputation
is that every 4-H boy who has had
self-help work has always done
quite, satisfactory work on the job.
He graduated from the Univer-
sity of Florida in 1929 with the
B.A. degree, having won high
honors, both as a scholar and as a
campus political figure. During
his college career he was vice-presi-
dent of the student body, a mem-
ber of the Blue Key, president of
the Glee Club, chancellor of the
Honor Court, president of his so-
cial fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon,
captain in the R. O. T. C., head
cheer leader, and member of the
varsity debating team.
Since his graduation, Billy has
taught school in Leesburg, Orlahdo,
and Newberry.
Mr. Matthews was a member of
the 1935 State Legislature, earning
the respect and admiration of his
fellow legislators and his home peo-
ple by his work there.


Regarding his appointment as
head of the Student Union building,
Billy had this to say: "I am happy
to accept this appointment and am
looking forward with enthusiasm to
the beginning of my duties. My ac-
ceptance of this position means that
I am definitely leaving the field of
politics and will dedicate myself
unselfishly to this great work with
the students of the University of
Florida."-Arthur M. McNeely, '37.


National 4-H Club Camp
Will Be Event of June
The Tenth National 4-H Club
Camp for Boys and Girls will be
held in Washington, D. C., June
18-24 under auspices of Co-opera-
tive Extension Service, U. S. De-
partment of Agriculture.
Two 4-H club boys and two girls
may attend from each State. The
following standards recommended
by the Washington office are to be
used as a basis upon which Flor-
ida 4-H club boys and girls are to
be selected: (1) Each club delegate
shall be 15 years of age or over on
January 1, preceding the camp. (2)
Each club delegate shall have been
an active member of a club during
the calendar year preceding the
camp, and shall not be more than
20 years of age on January 1, pre-
ceding the camp. (3) Each club
delegate shall have completed three
full years of club work involving
result demonstrations. (4) Com-
plete records of the club work for
each year shall be available when
the club delegate is selected. (5)
Other things being equal, recogni-
tion shall be given to the club mem-
ber who has shown ability in lead-
ership and community service.
The Florida College Farmer is
glad to say that in the May issue
the four winners of this trip to the
National Camp will be announced.


Here and There with
Florida 4-H Club Boys
March is the time for all 4-H
clubs to have completed their or-
ganization for the year, says State
Boys' Club Agent R. W. Blacklock.
New officers should be busy seeing
that projects are begun and that
record books are started in the
right way.

Boys' club work is being initiated
in several new counties, with the
appointment of county agents. Bay,
Putnam, Flagler and Volusia coun-
ties are starting work again after
a lapse of several years. Agents
in Bay and Flagler counties are
John Hentz and Fred Barber, for-
mer 4-H boys.

Clifford Boyles, of Nassau Coun-
ty, winner of the Washington trip
to National 4-H Camp several years
ago, after teaching country school
for six years, has entered Stetson
University. He visited the Univer-
sity of Florida in February as a
member of the Stetson debate team.

The Lake Worth 4-H Club in
Palm Beach County, the only pur-
ple seal 4-H club in the State, con-
tinues to hold its high standard.
At a recent social meeting, 60 visi-
tors were present.

Suwannee 4-H boys organized a
county council on February 22, set
goals for the year and made plans
for improving club work in the
county. Eugene Boyles is ptesi-
dent. They are working in line
with recommendations made at the
1935 short course. It is antici-
pated that a State council will be
organized at the short course to be
held at the University of Florida
beginning June 8, 1936.


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BEYOND THE CAMPUS

With Florida Agricultural Alumni


What Some '35 Florida
Graduates Are Doing
Jose U. Aurich, '35, has returned
to his native home in Peru; he is
taking a hand in the management
of his father's cattle ranch.
Arnold Beck, '35, of Chiefland, is
teaching agriculture at the Bethle-
hem High School in West Florida.
Communications will reach him if
addressed to Bonifay, Florida.
J. C. Cain, '35, who was active
in many lines during his under-
graduate days, is worknig with the
Experiment Station and taking ad-
vanced work in plant physiology.
He is now a married man.
Atkins Embry, '35, proved him-
self a true son of the soil, and went
back to Quincy with a sheepskin
under his arm, to farming. The
graduate doesn't often go back to
the farm, but when one does, espe-
cially one of Embry's ability, he
sets a pace for the home-folks.
L. J. Edwards, '35, has returned
to Ocala, his home town, where he
is county agent for Marion County.
Edwards majored in animal hus-
bandry at the University, as he is
stressing the improvement of cattle
in his county.
John Haynie, '35, recently re-
signed from Federal work to be-
come assistant state apiary inspec-
tor with the State Plant Board
Haynie specialized in bee culture
while at the University and is well
qualified to fill this important po-
sition.
John Hentz, '35, is now in Pan-
ama City. He is the new county
agent for Bay County.
Allen Lastinger, '35, is teaching
agriculture in Ponce de Leon.
Emmet McGriff, '35, is connected
with the screw worm control work
in Alachua County.
Gray Miley, '35, is statistician for
the Farm Credit Administration in
Columbia, S. C.
Thomas Rivers, '35, is now teach-
ing agriculture at Reddick, in Mar-
ion County, Florida.
Walter Stirling, '35, who majored
in horticulture, is now graduate as-
sistant in horticulture at the Uni-
versity. He succeeds Johnny Freis-


ner, who resigned to work with the
State Plant Board.
Kenneth Williams, '35, is now
taking graduate work in dairying
at Ames, Iowa.


ALUMNI NOTES
M. U. "Red" Mounts, '25, is now
county agent for Palm Beach Coun-
ty. Mr. Mounts was very active in
school activities while attending
the University. He was on the foot-
ball team and engaged in many
other extra-curricula activities.
Milledge Murphy and Kent Lit-
tig, who finished graduate work in
entomology in '35, are connected
with the screw worm control work
in the Gainesville district.
August Van Eepoel, '22, is presi-
dent of Tampa Stock Farms Dairy,
Inc. He worked at the University
dairy barn and completed school
in three years.


Fuller Tresca, a former student
in the College of Agriculture, is
now in Jacksonville, where he is
connected with his father's nursery
business, having charge of green-
house work. Fuller married Miss
Virginia Dupont a few months ago.

Are You Listening?
Beginning in March, Florida FFA
programs are being broadcast over
State Radio Station WRUF in
Gainesville the third Saturday night
in each month, from 6 to 6:30 p. m.
The first program, March 21, will
be dedicated to the State Associa-
tion, and each succeeding program
will honor some outstanding chap-
ter.

FATAL MISUNDERSTANDING
Farmer (to new hired man)-
Where's the mule I told you to take
out and have shod?
Hired Man-Did you say "shod"?
I thought you said "shot".


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THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER


Harry Wood Has Had Wide
Experience in Agriculture
Harry Evins Wood was born Feb-
ruary 28, 1896, at Evinston, Alachua
County, Florida, and graduated
from the McIntosh Junior Hign
School in 1912. He entered the
University of Florida in the fall of
1912 in the sub-freshman class and
graduated from the College of Agri-
culture in 1917 with a B. S.A. de-
gree. In college he was a member
of the varsity baseball team, being
captain-elect for 1918, a member of
the University of Florida band,
Mandolin Club, and Theta Chi
fraternity. He enlisted in the Navy
in 1917 and was discharged from
active service in April, 1919, with
the rank of ensign.
While farming at Evinston from
1919 to 1922, he married Miss Lois
Bardin, of Green Cove Springs, in
December, 1921. He worked for
the State Plant Board in 1922 and
1923. In 1924, he accepted a posi-
tion as vocational agriculture teach-
er at Malone, Jackson County, Flor-
ida. He moved to Trenton, Gil-
christ County, in 1925, and was
elected master teacher of voca-
tional agriculture in the State of
Florida in 1926. In 1927, he moved
to Alachua as assistant teacher
trainer for vocational agriculture
and remained in that position
through 1929, when he was ap-
pointed assistant state supervisor
of vocational agriculture in 1929.
He served in this position until
1933, when he was transferred to
Gainesville to the University of
Florida as teacher of agriculture
and itinerant teacher trainer in the
P. K. Yonge School. On the first
of July, 1935, he was made State
Itinerant Teacher Trainer in Vo-
cational Agriculture.
He is co-author of a quarterly
bulletin on vocational agriculture
which was published by the State
Department of Agriculture in 1930.
He received his M. A. E. degree
from the University of Florida in
the summer of 1930. He attended
summer school in Blacksburg, Vir-
ginia, at V. P. I., for further pro-
fessional improvement in the sum-
mer of 1935.
Mr. Wood has three daughters:
Harriet Bardin, 12; Marie Evins, 10,
and Daphne Gay, 5.
He is a member of the American
Legion and the Masons, and holds
an honorary Florida Planter degree
in the Future Farmers of America.
He was state president of the Flor-
ida Vocational Association during
1935.


Mr. Wood is a member of the
Florida Vocational Association, the
Florida Educational Association,
the Agricultural Teachers' Associa-
lion, and the Presbyterian Church.


E. W. Garris is Outstanding
in Agricultural Education
Dr. E. W. Garris, professor of
agricultural education, University
So l lorida, was born on a farm at
Hound 0, South Carolina, on tle
Slitn of January, 1892. He attended
the public schools of his county
and entered Clemson College in
the fall of 1911 and received a B. S.
degree from that institution in
June, 1915. Following his gradu-
ation he taught science and was
principal of a high school for two
years and taught vocational agri-
culture for three years.
In 1920, Dr. Garris was appointed
assistant state supervisor of agri-
cultural education for South Caro-
lina. By attending several summer
terms and carrying work during the
regular year, he received his M. A.
degree from the University of South
Carolina in June, 1924. Soon after
receiving this degree he was given
a scholarship for advanced study
awarded by the General Education
Board. He had already received
three months' graduate credit at
Peabody College in 1921, so he de-
cided to go back there in 1924, and
there received his Ph.D. degree in
August, 1926.
In September, 1925, he was ap-
pointed State Supervisor of Agri-
cultural Education for Florida and
held that position for two years. In
September, 1927, he became profes-
sor of agricultural education, Uni-
versity of Florida, and has held that
position to date.
Dr. Garris is the author of a num-
ber of articles and bulletins. He
has written or assisted in writing
three books: "Special Methods in
Teaching Vocational Agriculture,"
mimeographed by the Department
of Agricultural Education; "South-
ern Horticulture Enterprises," and
"Southern Field-Crop Enterprises,"
both published by J. B. Lippincott
Company.
Dr. Garris is a member of the As-
sociation of University Professors,
National Education Association,
American Vocational Association,
Florida Education Association,
Florida Vocational Association,
Florida Agricultural Teachers' As-
sociation, National Geographic So-
ciety, Federal-Postal Employees As-
sociation, Alpha Tau Alpha, Alpha


Zeta, Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta
Pi, Woodmen of the World, Tall
Cedars of Lebanon, Order of East-
ern Star, and Free and Accepted
Masons.
Dr. Garris married Miss Erma
Altha Westbury, of Grover, South
Carolina, on March 22, 1919. He
has three children: Minnie Reta,
Erma Mardie, and Edward Walter,
Junior.

Williams is Florida Leader
in Agricultural Education
J. F. Williams, Jr., State Super-
visor of Agricultural Education,
was born in Monticello, Florida, on
the 27th of June, 1901. He gradu-
ated from the Monticello High
School in the spring of 1918 and
entered the College of Agriculture,
University of Florida, in the fall
of 1918. In 1920, he received the
Graduate in Farming degree from
the University of Florida and in
1922 the degree of Bachelor of Sci-
ence in Education.
Following his graduation he
served as teacher of vocational agri-
culture, as a member of the Chief-
land High School faculty, for four
years. For the term of 1924-25 he
served as principal of the Chief-
land High School. During the
fiscal year 1926-27 he taught voca-
tional agriculture at Alachua and
served as assistant professor of
agricultural education at the Uni-
versity of Florida. In September,
1927, he was appointed State Super-
visor of Agricultural Education,
which position he now holds.
By attending summer school he
completed the work for his Mas-
ters degree, which was awarded
him in July, 1929. In 1929, he was
also elected to the degree and given
the key of an Honorary Florida
Planter, which is the highest honor-
ary degree that can be conferred
by the Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America.
For the past several years Mr.
Williams has been the adviser of
the Florida Association, FFA, and
it has been largely through his
efforts that this organization has
made such an enviable record. By
the addition of more local chap-
ters, the Florida Association should
soon be the best State FFA organi-
zation in the South, if not the whole
United States.
Mr. Williams married Miss Grace
Elizabeth Burwell, of Tallahassee,
Florida, on December 7, 1928. He
has twin daughters, Mary Lucy and
Grace Elizabeth.


March, 1936i


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THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER


Two Weeks at a Free Summer Camp
By H. J. MALSBERGER
Assistant State Forester


If you had been traveling on the
highways in the vicinity of High
Springs between the dates of August
17-19, last year, you would have
observed numbers of boys hitch-
hiking carrying bundles, or you
would have seen automobiles,
trucks, and near-automobiles laden
with boys and camping equipment.
Nearly a hundred Future Farmers
of America and Boy Scouts were
going to the Forestry Training
Camp owned and operated by the
Florida Forest Service. It is lo-
cated on the Santa Fe river ap-
proximately nine miles northeast
of High Springs. After traveling
seven miles north of High Springs
on the Lake City road, a right turn
is made onto a woods road and the
camp is two miles distant.
Upon arriving here, these boys
saw a beautiful camping site. The
land, high, rolling, and well-
drained, is located on the banks
of the Santa Fe river about one
quarter of a mile north of the
"sink." Here the river disappears
underground and reappears three
miles farther south. The surround-
ing 160 acres, which is the area
of the camp, have a mixed stand
of hardwoods and pines.
Construction and development
of the camp commenced under the
FERA and are now being com-
pleted by the WPA. The Florida
Forest Service also donated ma-
terials and supervision to the proj-
ect. The plans call for the con-
struction of a dining and recreation
hall, 14 cabins in each of which
eight boys will sleep, two leaders'
cabins for the camp staff, a guest
cabin, hospital, bathhouse, museum,
handicraft lodge, and caretaker's
cabin. All these buildings are
erected with the exception of the
last three. They are all constructed
of round, half, or quarter logs and
slabs or some combination of these
materials. Areas for athletic con-
tests, such as diamond ball, are pre-
pared and boating, swimming, and
fishing can likewise be enjoyed.
You are now probably wonder-
ing what you can do to attend this
camp and what you do when you
arrive. The Florida Forest Service
feels certain that there is a splendid
opportunity to practice forestry on
practically every farm in the State.
It is not recommending growing
trees on crop lands. A certain


acreage of every farm, however, is
already growing trees or lying idle
because the land is too poor to raise
a profitable crop. These are the
areas that can be growing more
trees, not possibly to obtain an an-
nual revenue, but to gradually bring
them into production capable of
paying taxes and adding to the
Iarm income rather than lying idle
through mismanagement and being
a burden to the farmer. The Voca-
tional Agricultural Department also
recognizes this fact. Therefore,
through the co-operation of these
agencies, forestry is taught in all
the schools which are teaching vo-
cational agriculture. The purpose
of the forestry training is to ac-
quaint the Future Farmers of Amer-
ica with the value of this natural
resource and learn ways and means
of obtaining the maximum revenue
from their farm woodlands.
Boys who perform the most out-
standing work during the school
year in these forestry subjects are
awarded a free, two-weeks' trip to
the Forestry Training Camp which
is at the expense of the Florida
Forest Service. All they must do
is provide their own transporta-
tion to and from camp and bring
clothing, some bedding, and toilet
articles.
The camp is operated on the
same routine and schedule as any
Boy Scout or private camp. The
reason the boys are in camp is be-
cause they are particularly inter-
ested in learning all they possibly
can about forestry. Instructional


periods are, therefore, devoted en-
tirely to this subject. Trees are
identified and their commercial
uses are learned. The boys learn to
use a compass, to survey land and
map it. The damaging effects of
wood lires to seeds, seedlings, and
mature timber are brought to the
attention of the boys by constant
trips in the woods. Demonstra-
tions are given of how fire control
organizations function in detecting
and reporting fires on fire preven-
tion and control areas. The boys
arc also instructed in the use of all
the forester's tools by which they
can estimate the amount of timber
in standing trees or felled logs.
This information is particularly
valuable to the farmer when it
comes time to market any products
from the farm woodland. In addi-
tion to learning how to use the for-
ester's tools, the boys also learn
how to make them for their per-
sonal use. It is the intention of
these forestry periods to give the
Future Farmers a practical working
knowledge of the practices and pro-
cedures to follow to utilize all for-
est and idle-crop lands to grow a
maximum crop of timber on their
own farms.
About four hours of each day
except Sundays are spent in learn-
ing about the forests and the out-
of-doors. A good share of each
day is available for recreation of
all kinds, including swimming, ath-
letic contests, and so on.
In addition to using the Forestry
Training Camp as such, it will also
be available for the use of Future
Farmer chapters for their camps
throughout the year.


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Thinning Project


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March, 1936







THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER


County Agents Render Many Services
By GROVER C. HOWELL, '36


Friend, counsellor, guide, leader.
This is the four-in-one role that the
Florida county agent plays in the
community of farmers he serves.
The farmer comes to the county
agent for advice on a multitude of
problems, most of which are agri-
cultural in nature, and a few that
are not connected with agriculture.
He is always ready to give the farm-
er the benefit of his study and expe-
rience in the field of agriculture. it
something comes up that requires
the attention of a research worker,
the agent calls on the State Experi-
ment Station for assistance in solv-
ing the problem.
Improvement of livestock, eco-
nomical production of crops, meth-
ods of combatting insect pests and
diseases, improving the farm home,
cooperative, buying and selling,
farm credit, and many other inm-
portant phases of agriculture have
been stressed by the Florida county
agent for years.
Then came the Agricultural Ad-
justment Administration and the
county agent was selected as the ad-
ministrator of this program in his
county; thus, an additional burden
was placed on his shoulders.
With the inception of the Soil
Conservation and Domestic Allot-
ment program, which will replace
the AAA, the county agent will hold
the same position of administrator
as he held with the AAA.
Duties of the county agent have
increased many times since the
work was inaugurated in Florida.
The whole system is founded on the
premise that effective demonstration
will lead to adoption of improved
methods of farming. In other words,
show a farmer how he will benefit
from employing improved methods
and practices and he will adopt
them. Through demonstrations,
through long, hard work, through
persistence and energy, Florida's
county agents have made them-
selves indispensable public servants
in their communities.
As research slowly but surely de-
velops new and more progressive
methods of farming, just as surely
does the Extension Service man-
the county agent-take over these
methods and preach and teach them
to his farmers.
Reviewing the past three years in
county agent work, one finds that
his duties and accomplishments in-
cluded the following:


Administration of the various
crop programs under the AAA,
handling of applications for loans
from the government, assisting in
control of screw worms, supervising
cooperative sales and purchases, im-
proving Jivestock, conserving and
improving land by the use of cover
crops, improving dairies and dairy
pastures, and economical produc-
tion and efficient marketing of farm
products. And one does not forget
how much good has resulted from
the county agent's work with the
4-H clubs for boys. There were
other duties the county agent had,
but these are some of the big ones.
Forty-nine out of the State's 61
counties now have county agents
-10 more were added last year.
Many believe that the time is not
distant when every agricultural
county will have one.


Florida Future Farmers
Honored at State Fair
Future Farmer Day at the Flor-
ida Fair in Tampa Saturday, Feb-
ruary 8, was a success in every
sense of the word. More than 1,000
Future Farmers were guests of the
Fair Association. The morning
was devoted to judging fruits, vege-
tables and livestock and the after-
noon to the FFA program in front
of the grandstand and the regular
Fair program of thrills. In the
FFA program, Mr. Wall, first vice-
president of the Fair Association,
introduced Mr. J. G. Smith, who
was chairman of Future Farmer
Day. Mr. Smith in turn introduced
the State adviser, who thanked the
Fair Association publicly for their
co-operation. Then Mr. Smith in-
troduced Mr. W. S. Cawthon, State
Superintendent of Public Instruc-
tion, who commended the Future
Farmers on their activities in Flor-
ida. After Mr. Cawthon spoke, Mr.
Smith introduced Mr. Nathan Mayo,
Commissioner of Agriculture, who
gave a very inspiring address to
the Future Farmers. Following
Mr. Mayo's address, the Future
Farmers lined up on the track in
front of the grandstand more than
a thousand strong, creating a very
impressive sight. They all wore
FFA caps and the thousands of peo-
ple in the grandstand got some con-
ception of the strength of the Fu-
ture Farmer organization in Florida.


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THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER


Dr. Newell, a past master in the
field of entomology, is dean of our
College of Agriculture, director of
the Experiment Station and the
affiliated Agricultural Extension
Service. For the past 20 years he
has been the executive officer of the
State Plant Board.
Since Dr. Newell has been with
the Plant Board, his accomplish-
ments show that he is essentially an
eradicator. He believes in eradi-
cating pests before they become
widespread and cannot be wiped
out, but will have to be controlled
with consequent annual expense
to the farmer and grower.
His principal accomplishments
have been leadership of the forces
which eradicated citrus canker and
the Mediterranean fruit fly from
Florida. The eradication of the
fruit fly from this State is the first
instance on record of the complete
and successful eradication of a
major insect pest from any area in
the world.
Early Life
Dr. Wilmon Newell was born in
Hull, Iowa, March 4, 1878. When he
was young he always liked to hunt
and fish, which he did as often as
he could. His grammar school days
were spent in the Hull, Iowa, pub-
lic school. After one year in the
Hull High School, Dr. Newell en-
tered the Iowa State College and
was graduated from that institution
at the age of 19, the youngest mem-
ber of his class, with a B. S. degree.
Dr. Newell finished his Master of
Science work at Iowa State in 1899.
While working on his Master's De-
gree he was assistant entomologist
for the Iowa Agricultural Experi-
ment Station.
After receiving his master's de-
gree he began doing advanced work
at other Universities. He has conm-
pleted some advanced work at
Ohio State University, Harvard Uni-
versity, and Lake Laboratory, lo-
cated at Cedar Point, Ohio. In 1920
Dr. Newell was awarded the doctor
of science degree at Iowa State Col-
lege.
Dr. Newell is a member of Kappa
Sigma, social fraternity; Alpha
Zeta, Gamma Sigma Delta, and Phi
Kappa Phi, honorary fraternities.

Takes Up Entomology
In 1899 he began to work in his
chosen field of entomology at Ohio
Agricultural Experiment Station,


where he was assistant entomologist
for two years.
Dr. Newell went from Ohio to
Texas and was assistant entomolo-
gist and apiarist at the Texas Agri-
cultural Experiment Station for two
years. He was then transferred to
Georgia as State Entomologist for
two years. In 1904 he became en-
tomologist for the Louisiana Agri-
cultural Experiment Station and
secretary and entomologist for the
State Crop Pest Commission of
Louisiana.
In 1906 he took his mind off of in-
sects for a while and become inter-
ested in a certain young lady in
Galesburg, Illinois, whose name was
Helen Mabee. On February 12,
1907, at Pasadena, California, Helen
Mabee became Mrs. Wilmon
Newell.
In 1910, Dr. Newell was again
called to Texas where he became
entomologist for the Agricultural
Experiment Station, State Entomol-
ogist and professor of entomology
in the Agricultural & Mechanical
College of Texas. While serving as
entomologist in these many States,
Ir. Newell made many noteworthy
accomplishments, one of which was
the inauguration of the practice of
thick spacing of cotton to avoid boll
weevil damage. Formerly cotton
was chopped two to three feet in
the row and allowed to grow into
large stalks. The stalks bloomed
for a long time, and when final
check was made the yield was good.
However, when the boll weevil ar-
rived in destructive numbers 20-
odd years ago, this pest destroyed
the late crop and reduced the yield.
Dr. Newell observed that boll wee-
vils (lid not become numerous early
in the season. Consequently, he de-
vised and recommended the prac-
tice, now universally followed in
cotton fields of the United States,
of leaving the cotton thick in the
row and planting the rows close
together. In this way a much larger
number of stalks is grown, they do
not grow as tall as under the form-
er method, but they set more early
(low) bolls, and good yields are
obtained in spite of the boll weevil.
After the major part of the crop is
made, the pest destroys the blossoms
and squares on the upper part of
the stalks.
While Secretary of the Louisiana
Crop Pest Commission, Dr. Newell
was the first one to demonstrate
that the cotton boll weevil could be


Dean Newell Famed Investigator
By WILMER W. BASSETT, JR., '37


successfully, or profitably, poison-
ed. He was also the first one to
prepare successfully a powdered
form of lead arsenate, which was
the first poison used with profit
against the boll weevil.
Introduction into the Gulf States,
probably prior to 1912, of citrus
canker, infections of which were
carried by nursery stock imported
from Japan, was followed with se-
rious outbreaks of the disease at
several points in Florida during the
year 1914. Within a year, fruit
growers and agricultural workers
realized they were dealing with a
new and destructive menace, for
which no remedial measure was
known.
This was the first problem with
which Dr. Newell had to deal. He
started in right away with the idea
that elimination of the trouble
would prove the best source of sat-
isfactory results.
Progress was slight through 1914
and 1915 in the efforts to overcome
citrus canker, but appreciable im-
provement in conditions was noted
in 1917. The disease was almost
wiped out several times in the next
10 years, but new infections would
appear, the last of which was in
1927. Since that time, not a single
canker-infested tree has been dis-
covered and in due time the menace
was officially declared to have been
eradicated from Florida. Author-
ities from far and near had closely
and critically observed the cam-
paign, and have since praised Dr.
Newell very highly.
Made Dean
Confidence of the State Board of
Control and the State Plant Board
in the ability of Dr. Newell had in-
creased. The Board of Control was
called on in 1921 to select a new
dean for the College of Agriculture
at the University of Florida. Under
a precedent of several years stand-
ing, the occupant of the position
also acts as director of the State
Experiment Station and of the Ag-
ricultural Extension Service. Res-
ignation of Dr. P. H. Rolfs has been
tendered a short time before, when
he went to Brazil for the establish-
ment of an Agricultural College in
one of the States of that country.
Selection of Dr. Newell was made,
as the new head in the College of
Agriculture and subsidiary agencies.
Arrangements were completed, how-
ever, which allowed him to con-
tinue as plant commissioner for the
State Plant Board, also.
As principal enforcement officer
in the execution of the revised
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March, 1936









March, 1936 THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER Page 15


(Continued from page 14)
Florida Plant Act of 1927, Dr.
Newell had full charge of the joint
federal and state eradication effort
directed toward the Mediterranean
fruit fly.
The discovery of this fruit fly in
Florida was made during April,
1929. Quarantine of the United
States Department of Agriculture,
prohibiting or restricting the
movement from the State of many
grove, garden and field products,
became effective May 1 of that year.
Modifications lessening the severity
of the provisions were made as
more was learned about the hosts
of the pest. Lifting of the embargo
in full was announced on November
30, 1930. A period of only 18
months was required, therefore,
in completely ridding the state of
the insects. Reinfestations have not
in any instance come to light since,
though all properties on which sus-
ceptible fruits or vegetables are
raised have been inspected every
few months.
In all the activities of ridding the
State of this pest, Dr. Newell was
definitely on the firing line. In the
midst of the most strenuous period,
he became seriously ill and retard-
ed his recovery by attention to im-
portant essentials from the sickbed.
Winning of the fight brought Dr.
Newell the plaudits of plant pest
authorities in all civilized countries
and the years elapsing since have
given him an even firmer hold on
the esteem and respect of intelli-
gent Florida people.
Member Numerous Societies
Dr. Newell is a member of the
American Association for the Ad-
vancement of Science; a member
and past president of the Associa-
tion of Economic Entomologists;
and a member and past president
of the Association of Southern Ag-
ricultural Workers. He is a Mason
and a Rotarian and past president
of the Gainesville Rotary Club.
Pleasant and affable, Dr. Newell
is admired and esteemed by stu-
dents and by the faculty of the
University of Florida, by workers
in the State Plant Board, and by
hundreds of other friends through-
out Florida and in other States.
He is a tall man-about six feet
three. But not only is he tall in
physical stature-he measures up in
ability to perform great service for
the people of Florida. An interest-
ing, forceful, and capable figure in
Florida agriculture is Dr. Wilmon
Newell.


Forestry Makes Rapid
Advances in Florida
The people of Florida are begin-
ning to see a new era in forestry.
Many products besides lumber and
naval stores are being manufactured
from the Southern yellow pine,
which includes the short-leaf and
the long-leaf pine. The land in
Florida can grow slash pine to
pulpwood size seven times as fast
as spruce, which is the wood now
used for the manufacture of news-
paper pulp.
Up until 1927 and 1928 little at-
tention had been given to Florida's
forestry problem. Appointment of
the Florida Board of Forestry and
establishment of the Florida Forest
Service took place during these two
years. These organizations and the
federal government have helped
forest landowners to prevent fires
and to reforest idle lands. Approx-
imately 1,000,000 acres were placed
under protection within two years
after the organization of the Florida
Forest Service. At the end of June
1934 there were 350 land owners
and one county cooperating in or-
ganized forest fire control on ap-
proximately 1,200,340 acres. At the
present there are 5,270,700 acres
under protection. This includes
national, state and individual for-
est lands under protection.
This eight-year period as indicat-
ed by the number of fire control
and tree planting projects has en-
couraged the advancement of for-
estry very much. More of the people
throughout the State are realizing
the importance of the forest and
they are becoming more interested
in this industry every day. Un-
doubtedly this is the reason that sev-
en major forestry bills were passed
during the 1935 Legislature cover-
ing practically the, entire field of
forestry. These bills place respon-
sibility upon individuals for setting
woods fires; require conservation
as part of the education program in
schools and colleges; create a park
service; authorize acquisition of
State forest lands; establish a De-
partment of Forestry at the Univer-
sity of Florida and encourage for-
estry in many other ways.
State parks have increased to
seven, and one State forest has been
established. These areas can be
utilized as reserve to help maintain
the wood-using industries.
Florida is being made greater by
planting and caring for the forest
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(Continued from Page 5)
Dairy Cattle Judging championship.
After two weeks on the road, this
group arrived back in Sanford,
where they gave a complete and
illustrated account of their trip to
Chicago and Kansas City to the
high school student body as a spe-
cial chapel program.
During the latter part of Nov-
ember, by invitation, we went to
DeLand and installed the new De-
Land Chapter, FFA.
December found us busy spread-
ing information concerning forest
fire prevention, in co-operation
with the Florida Forest Service.
This work was carried out by
means of speeches, demonstrations,
and special programs in the schools
of the county. Also during this
month, a big surprise party was
,held at the home of our adviser in
honor of his birthday.
January and February were busy
months for our chapter. We co-
operated with the County Parent-
Teachers' Association at a meeting
in which Mr. W. S. Cawthon, State
Superintendent of Schools, was the
principal speaker. Our champion
judging team, the state president,
and the string band were intro-
duced and took part in this meet-
ing.
Our chapter made a trip to the
State Fair at Tampa, with 95 per-
cent of the members present. While
in this city, our string band gave
a 15-minute program over Station
WDAE. In the latter part of Feb-
ruary, our band was called upon
by the Chamber of Commerce to
take part in a national radio hook-
up, advertising the City of Sanford.
As has been the custom for the
past several years, we entered a
meat exhibit from our chapter's
own curing plant, at the Central
Florida Exposition in Orlando.
This exhibit won first place in qual-
ity, marketability, and appearance,
but it lacked in variety, so we had
to be satisfied with second place.
In March, our chapter members
co-operated with the Junior class
of the high school in putting on a
School Fair. This was followed by
the chapter exhibit, which won
first place, at the Seminole County
Fair. We were selected to take
part in a state-wide educational
program over WDBO, and re-
sponded with a program of music
by our string band and some ex-
cellent speeches by chapter mem-
bers.


During the latter part of March,
we assisted the local P.-T. A. in
staging a minstrel and also held
our Father-Son-Mother banquet.
All members were present at this
banquet, and practically all the
food served was produced by our
chapter members.
The month of April was spent in
preparing for the district FFA con-
tests which were to be held in May.
Our chapter took first place in each
of the fiddling, harmonica, quar-
tette, and public speaking con-
tests.
On June 18, our entire chapter
went to Gainesville for the State
Contest and State Convention of
Future Farmers. Here our chapter
members placed second in fiddling,
second in harmonica playing, third
as a quartette, and fourth in public
speaking. Upon our return from
Gainesville, we left on our vacation
trip to Washington, D. C., traveling
in a special bus built by our chap-
ter members in our farm shop, and
completely equipped with cush-
ioned seats, sleeping berths, water
cooler, radio and camping outfit.
During this trip we visited many
interesting places of educational
value. We enjoyed a visit with the
Secretary of Agriculture, H. A. Wal-
lace. We had special passes to the
House of Representatives, the Sen-
ate, and the White House, all of
which we visited. On our return
trip, we saw Endless Caverns and
Natural Bridge in Virginia.
In July, our string band was re-
quested to present a musical pro-
gram for the National Better Hous-
ing Administration at Sanford. To
our surprise, Bonner Carter, our
president, was announced as win-
ner of the state-wide Better Hous-
ing Essay contest and was pre-
sented with a large medal. Previ-
ously, Bonner Carter had won the
"Rare Elements" state-wide essay
contest.
Seminole Chapter's members car-
ried a minimum of two agriculture
farm projects. These projects
averaged a net labor income of
$3,751.41 for the 22 members of the
chapter.
Our members are proud of the
work of Seminole Chapter during
1934-35. We are proud that we
were winners of the State Best
Chapter contest, and we hope to
continue as a co-operative chapter
of Future Farmers working for the
interests of Agriculture, the State,
and the Nation.


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March, 1936








March, 1936


THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER


Here's Why I Believe in
Future Farmer Training
By JOHN JONES,
Seminole High School,
Sanford, Florida
I am a Junior in the Seminole
High School at Sanford, Florida,
and the secretary of the Seminole
Chapter Future Farmers of Amer-
ica.
As a Freshman in high school I
began taking vocational agriculture,
because of my interest in farm life,
and I plan to make my living by
farming.
In the fall of 1933, my first agri-
cultural project was 21 colonies of
bees, which my father gave me
when I graduated from the Junior
High School. The next spring I
planted a mixed truck project
which consisted of one-fourth acre
of Irish potatoes and three-fourths
of an acre of beans. The weather
was not very favorable for these
crops and consequently the yield
was low, although my labor in-
come for the year was $99.94.
In 1934, I increased the size and
number of my projects. I made an
increase of two and one-fourth
acres in my mixed truck project,
increased my bee project four
colonies, raised four head of hogs,
grew five acres of feed corn for
the hogs, and did various supple-
mentary practice jobs, such as
raising about 3,000 Australian pine
seedlings, most of which are to be
used for windbreaks on my home
farm this spring. My total labor
income for the year 1934-35 was
$1,190.34.
I now have over $400 invested
in agricultural equipment, besides
owning a $700 interest in my fath-
er's farm.
The next year my projects were
about the same as in 1934, with
over four acres of mixed truck
crops, celery, escarole, tomatoes,
squash, beans, beets, and radishes;
also 40 colonies of bees, one-fofurth
acre of nursery, supplementary
practice jobs, two brood sows that
raised 22 pigs, and 10 acres of feed
corn which will be contributory
to my hog project.
My debits for 1935 were over
$500 and my credits $1,207.66. I
worked 306 hours and hired 565
hours of labor. For this year, 1936-
37, I plan to plant about five acres
of mixed truck crops, celery, esca-
role, beans, tomatoes, Irish pota-
toes, turnips, sweet potatoes, and
beets; to double the number of
colonies of bees; to have approxi-


mately the same number of hogs
and the same amount of feed corn
as this year.
I plan to use the greater part of
my profits to go to the College of
Agriculture at the University of
Florida. After I complete my edu-
cation I plan to go into farming as
a partner with my father.
Had it not been for my training
under Future Farmer directors, I
do not believe that my success
would be so well grounded at such
an early age.

200 Attend Wauchula FFA
Father and Son Banquet
The Hardee County High School
building was the scene of a gala
event Friday night, February 14,
when the Wauchula FFA Chapter
held their third annual Father and
Son banquet. Approximately 200
men and boys attended, this being
the largest number ever to assem-
ble at such a banquet in this State.
Guests of the evening were Hon.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of
Agriculture; principal speakers of
the evening, Hon. W. S. Cawthon,
state superintendent of public in-
struction; J. F. Williams, Jr., state
supervisor of vocational agricul-
ture, and Dr. H. B. Swanson, of
Washington, D. C. The latter has
been very active in FFA work and
has made several talks over the Na-
tional Farm and Home Hour pro-
gram from Washington in regards
to this organization.
Officers of the local FFA Chap-
ter are: Leroy Sauls, president;
Lamar Albritton, vice-president;
Robert Maxwell, secretary; Wil-
liam Metheny, treasurer; Earl Gar-
rett, reporter, and Mr. Alvin R.
Howard, advisor.-Earl Garrett.

Thomas Wyly had a poultry ex-
hibit at the Tampa Fair last month.
A dozen of his eggs was awarded
the grand prize over all other eggs
shown at the fair.

COMPANY HE KEEPS
Preacher-"I saw your husband
drunk in the gutter last night, Mrs.
Grady. A pig was lyin' beside him.
I said, 'Pat Grady, a body is known
by the company he keeps.' "
Mrs.-"Did he get up?"
Preacher-"No, but the pig did."

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THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER


The Florida College Farmer
published ly rel)msLuntativt of Student Organizations
COLLEGE OF AGIIICULTUIRE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDTA
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
EDITORIAL STAFF
LLOYD RHODEN, '37 .. .. Editor
WILMER W. BASSETT, JR., '37 Associate Editor
FRANK H. RICH, '38 . Managing Editor
DEPARTMENTAL EDITORS
CLYDE DRIGERS, '38. . Future Farmers
ARTHUR M. MCNEELY, '37 4-H Club Boys
DOT McCULLOUGH . 4-H College Girls
REPORTERS
JACK WEAVER, '38 WAYNE DEAN '37
GROVER HOWELL, '36 GEORGE SMOAK, '37
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DAN ALLEN, '36 . Circulation Manager
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FUTURE FARMERS PROGRESS

THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER is pleased
to render recognition to Future Farmers of America
in this issue. This alert group of young men is, to
use a little college slang, going places and doing
things. A more wide-awake group is hard to find.
There are some 1,500 ol these young sons of the soil
who are taking vocational training in Florida high
schools this year, under the direction of 51 teachers
and organized into probably 65 chapters of Future
Farmers of America. They are being trained in the
vocation of agriculture, trained to make farming a
profession and to do it on a better basis than would
be possible for them without this training.
Classes and laboratories are utilized in this training.
The young men study books, bulletins and farms, and
they learn the practical aspects of farm work in tlhe
field, the laboratory and the shop. That they become
proficient is evident to those who come in close con-
tact with the boys and their work.
Fitting for farm life is the object of this training
in vocational agriculture. The young men who go to
the farm directly from high school are wise in taking
as much training in vocational agriculture as they can
procure. Wherever it is possible, however, for the
young man to continue his education in college, by all
means he should do so. This will give him still broad-
er training, widen his horizon of knowledge, and be
quite worth his while.
Of course, the University of Florida College of Agri-
culture is the proper place for Future Farmers of
Florida to obtain their advanced training.-L. R.


AG WEEK-END
It now seems likely that the annual Agricultural
College Ball, or barn dance, and the Little Inter-
national Livestock Show will be staged on consecutive
nights, April 24 and 25, this year. The plan is to sup-
plement them with a social period Saturday morn-
ing, April 25, to make a genuine agricultural week-
end of it which will no doubt draw some alumni of the
college and many other friends. The plan is being
sponsored by the Agricultural College Council.
Both of these events, the dance and the show, are
of standing prominence in the calendar of activities
for agricultural students, having been held annually
for several years and gained interest, attention and
momentum each year. Combining the two into a spe-
cial "farmer" week-end has met with wide approval.
The Little International Livestock Show is staged
by members of the Toreador Club, an organization of
animal husbandry students in the College of Agri-
culture. Students who participate in the show train
and groom their own animals, thus obtaining expe-
rience in fitting animals for show and in showing them.
It is to be hoped that all students who can possibly do
so will participate in the event this year and obtain
the benefits of this valuable experience.
Alumni and other friends of the college of Agri-
culture are cordially invited to attend the festivities
of Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25, 1936, and
it is hoped that a large number of them will accept the
invitation. Fun, fellowship and farming are a good
combination.-L. R.


ORGANIZED POWER
It has been realized in the United States since the
days of Benjamin Franklin that in union, or organiza-
tion, there is strength. This knowledge has given rise
to many, many organizations, so many, in fact, that it
is now often said that Americans are the greatest
"jiners" in the world.
This school year has seen the inception of two new
student organizations in the University of Florida
collegee of Agriculture-the Forestry Club and the
Newell Entomological Society. The latter group was
officially installed on February 28, on which date it
sponsored an entomology conference in Gainesville
that attracted widespread attention throughout the
State.
The new organizations and the old ones are to be
congratulated on their work, and encouraged for still
greater achievements. Students are wise to partici-
pate in these activities at every opportunity. Those
who have gone before say that every hit of experience
they have had in appearing before the public has been
of almost inestimable value to them. It isn't so diffi-
cult to talk before a group of fellow students, but it
gives one experience and a certain amount of con-
fidence.
There is danger, however, of spreading our activi-
ties over too wide a field, and of defeating the good
points of organization by organizing too many dif-
ferent groups. One strong, central organization to
represent the College of Agriculture adequately and
efficiently is desirable. The other organizations each
serve their special purposes.-L. R.


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