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THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
A Thanksgiv'ing Soliloquy
"I've heard it said the world's a dismal place.
But I know better...
for I have seen the dawn, and walked in the
splendor of a morning's sun ... blinked at the brilliance)
of the dew, and beheld the gold and crimson
of an autumn landscape.
"I've heard it said the world is sad.
I can't agree...
for I have heard the cheerful songs
of feathered masters ... heard the low laughtetj
of the leaves, and the everlasting chuckle
of a mountain brook.
"I've heard it said the world's a musty, sordid thing.
It can't be true...
for I have seen the rain ... watched it bathe
the earth, the very air... and I have seen the sky,
newly scrubbed and spotless, blue from end to end ...
and I've watched the Winter's snow drape tree and bush,;
to look like Nature's freshly laundered linen hung to dry.:
"I've even heard it said the world is evil.
But they are wrong...
for I have known its people.., watched them die
to save a freedom, bleed to save a life ... spend of themselves
to stem disaster, of their wealth to ease distress .. and
I have watched them live, love, and labor .... watched them
hope, dream, and pray, side by side.
'I have heard them say these things.
But I would disagree...
because, for every shadow, I have seen a hundred rays
of light... for every plaintive note, I've heard a
symphony of joy ... for every pennyweight of bad, I have
found a ton of good ... good in Nature, in People,
in the World.
And I'm thankful I belong."
Copyright, John Deere, 1952
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FALL, 1953 PAGE THREE
The Florida College Farmer C7 il or' e
Volume 6, Number 1 Fall, 1953 Jom t.e catori 6 ew --
Lehman B. Fletcher. ............................. Editor
George Montague. .................. .. Managing Editor
Ralph Voss............................... Associate Editor
Billy Gunter. ............ .............Editorial Assistants
Julian Webb ............... .................. Poultry
Joe Friedheim ...................... Animal Husbandry
Morgan Laffitte .......................... Ag. Engineering
Bob Gayvert. .............................. Ag. Economics
Ed Saunders ...........................Agronomy
Darwin Bennett. .............. ............ Ag. Education
Wallace Laird. ......................... ... Forestry
Paul Zopf ......... .................. Horticulure
Courtney Stephens ......................Business Manager
Tommy Rowand .................... Circulation Manager
Gerald Herring. ...................... Circulation Assistants
FACULTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
J. Clyde Driggers .............. ...... .......... Chairman
Entered as second class mailing matter at the Post Office at University
Station, Gainesville, Florida, December 8, 1938, under an Act of Congress
of 1879. Fifteen cents per copy, fifty cents per year, $1.25 for three years,
$2.00 for five years. Published four times during the year: November,
January, March, and May. Address all correspondence to Florida College
Farmer, Florida Union Building, Gainesville, Florida.
In Memoriam, Pres. J. Hillis Miller .................. ...
In Memoriam, Gov. Dan McCarty ....................... 7
FFA National Convention ............................... 8
Forestry Summer Camp ......................... .... 9
Salute to Jim Watson ............... ............ .. ..o
Alumni Notes. ..................................... 1
Florida 4-H News ................................ 2a
COVER STORY: Two U of F forestry students enjoy some of the
recreational activities available during summer camps. The report,
"Fishing is good!"
Within a short period of time, this state has lost not one
but two great leaders. All of us mourned the passing of our
esteemed Governor, Dan McCarty, and then were shocked
when he was so closely followed by our beloved President, Dr.
J. Hillis Miller. The untimely
death of these two men has left
a vacuum which will probably
never be completely filled.
It is important that suitable
edifices be erected in their mem-
ory. To this end, we feel that one
of the new buildings for the Col-
lege of Agriculture upon comple-
tion should bear the name "Mc-
Carty Hall." Certainly our college
Shas never had a better friend than
SGovernor McCarty. It is, there-
fore, only fitting that his name
should be given to a building
which will exist largely as a re-
sult of his desire to improve the
facilities of the college which
once claimed him as a student.
FLETCHER To those who have the respon-
sibility for choosing names for
new buildings on the campus, we
urge you to give serious consideration to this suggestion.
The attention of our alumni readers is especially directed
to a new feature, found on page i1 of this issue. This page,
in this and future issues, is to be devoted to the whereabouts
and activities of former students in the College of Agricul-
ture. Watch this page for information about your college
friends and classmates. If you would like to know about a
particular person, please contact us and we will do our best
to locate him for you.
Also new, and to be a regular feature, is the story on page
to, a salute to a leader in Florida Agriculture. Each issue,
we will choose a man who, we feel, has made a definte con-
tribution to agriculture in our state. This time we salute Jim
Watson, Duval County Agricultural Agent, and President of
the County Agents Association. We admire his fine record of
service to others and want him to know that it is men such
as he that inspires those of us who are just beginning.
A PERSONAL TRIBUTE
For what it is worth, this magazine would like to take issue
with those who are calling for the resignation of the Hon.
Ezra Taft Benson, Secretary of Agriculture. Occasionally
there rises to national prominence a truly great man. We feel
that Mr. Benson is such man. His sincerity and desire to act
in the best interests of the American people are unparalleled.
We do not feel that the important issue is whether you hap-
pen to agree or disagree with his policies. Rather, the im-
portant thing to us is the fact that his policies are all-too-often
judged on their vote getting, or losing, possibilities. We feel
that political expedience is a poor criterion on which to judge
agricultural policy. In our opinion, it would be infinitely
more desirable for political considerations to be entirely re-
moved from the picture with the exception of their proper
use to indicate the majority support or opposition of all the
THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
the PROMISE is to you0--
andto all Farm Youth
The farm toward which your fancy turns is not the farm your grandfather
/ knew, nor even your father. To be sure, the same old trees are only a little tall-
er, and some of the old buildings cut the same familiar pattern against the sky.
/ But the soil that will be there to till can be rich with new fertility from the
Magic of chemistry and the by-products of industry. The carpet of grass be-
neath your feet may be in truth an oriental rug, grown from seed found in a
I Far East wilderness. Crop varieties and livestock strains will be productive
beyond the dreams of your forebears. Already the promise begins to unfold
-and the promise is for you, the student of today, the counsellor or the
_- farmer of tomorrow.
SINCE 1842 .
Trash turns to treasure beneath the steel shroud of a Case Field
Shredder. Huge, hard-cased stalks of hybrid corn stubborn
stubble of cotton rows... sage brush of the Western plains and
prunings from Eastern orchards and vineyards ... all are trans-
formed in a flash from die-hard debris to shredded fragments,
ready for quick decay into soil-building, water-holding humus.
Driven by Constant Power Take-Off from any of the larger Case
Tractors, the whirling rotor strikes thousands of slashing, smash.
ing blows every minute, for every foot of width, to make tillage
easier, soil more productive, farming more pleasant. J. I. Case Co.,
University of Florida
MANY TIMES had we gathered in the
gymnasium for various events of
sports and entertainment. But that day as
we entered the huge building there was
a reverent silent atmosphere surrounding
us. Faculty, Fraternity and Sorority mem-
bers, visitors and student body alike,
dressed in mourning, came as one to pay
a last tribute to one of us who had passed
on to everlasting life. None were ashamed
of the honest tears on our checks as
words of farewell were spoken over the
simple wooden coffin. Many handker-
chiefs could be seen when the choir sang
the final Amen tha~i ended the most
solemn and impressive ceremony ever
held in the gymnasium. The perpetual
silence throughout the simple ceremony
was an act of reverence in unison. Here
and there throughout the vast gymnasium
people stepped ever so lightly-cautious
not to make a sound that would break
the spell. One could have heard a pin
drop in that audience of ten thousand
students and teachers.
It was ironical during Homecoming fes-
tivities that he was judged humorously by
the devil during Gator Growl, a lighter
moment of his public life. His answer
to the devil was, "But I did do a few
good things, didn't I?" Truer words
could not have been spoken.
Dr. J. Hillis Miller was a man of many
virtues-a man who had dedicated him-
self to the improvement of others. We
loved him for his simplicity, for his hu-
mility. Through his personal efforts the
University of Florida stands taller. It
has grown not only in physical size, but
in name and rank as well. Through his
efforts, the University of Florida is
known as having one of the nations most
beautiful campuses. He has built beau-
tiful dormitories, enlarged colleges and
has given us a new medical school.
We bow our heads in silent memory to
you, Dr. Miller. You have gone to a
greater life you so richly deserved. Our
only regret is that we have lost so great
a neighbor. You have set a pattern of
life we will endeavor to follow.
THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
State of Florida
IN SEPTEMBER Of 1930, there came from
Fort Pierce to the University of
Florida, a young man whose purpose was
to prepare himself to be a good citizen.
He was prepared for entrance into the
University by the excellent schools of
his home town and county who can right-
fully be proud of sending young men of
the caliber of Dan McCarty as their
representatives to the University of Flori-
da. Preparation for a life of service to
mankind was his reason for being at
the University. Not just the develop-
ment of one of his God-given talents, that
of acquiring worldly goods, but in addi-
tion, those things that make for a well-
rounded man. How well he did this is
best exemplified by his attainments while
a student in the University of Florida and
his successes after graduation, which oc-
curred in 1934.
He chose as his profession that of agri-
culture, and his major specialty hor-
ticulture. He was a member of Thyr-
sus, the undergraduate organization of
the horticultural students. Alpha Zeta,
the honorary fraternity for leadership in
all agricultural groups of the College of
Agriculture, had him as a member. He
recognized early in his educational career
that the economic development of Florida
was tied to its agricultural development
and wanted to prepare himself for service
to his State in the most effective manner.
So he prepared to defend the freedom of
his State and Nation when called upon
to do so and chose to enter the Advanced
Reserve Officers Training Corps. How
well he did this is shown by his attaining
the rank of Colonel.
The field of government was not neg-
lected during his stay on the campus.
Always interested in student affairs, he
entered campus politics; was elected pres-
ident of the junior class in 1933, and
in 1934 was elevated to the high office of
the vice-presidency of the student body
in which he served his fellow students
Sports had its place on his calendar
of preparation. He was a member of
the freshman basketball team in the
spring of 1931, and in 1933 was varsity
manager of that sport. He was elected
to membership in the "F" Club. He was a
participant in intramural sports as well
as a member of the Intramural Board.
Sigma Phi Epsilon, Bacchus and White
Friars are social organizations whose ac-
tivities he helped direct and in which
he took part.
Membership in Florida Blue Key is
considered the most signal honor that
can be attained by a student of this Uni-
versity. To be so honored, a student
must be among the very few who reach
the very top in student service and at-
tainment. Dan was a member of this
Upon the receipt of his University de-
gree, he returned to his Fort Pierce home
(Continued to page 22)
Florida Future Farmers participating in the National Convention are, from left to right: Bobby Griffin, Bartow, Star State
Farmer; Billy Twombly, Trenton, Leadership Award Winner; Don Porter, Quincy, 1953 American Farmer; Wallace Bembry,
Jasper, State 6th Vice President; Marvin Whitten, Fort White, State 5th Vice President; Alvin Wilhelm, Sarasota, State 4th Vice
President; Clyde Rogers, South Dade Chapter, State 2nd Vice President; Donald Cason, Chiefland, State ist Vice President;
Eugene Mixon, Bradenton, President; and Jackson Brownlee, Trenton, Past State President.
Florida Future Farmers
Attend National Convention
By JACKSON BROWNLEE
rTHE NATIONAL F.F.A. Convention, held
in Kansas City, Mo., October 12-15,
was attended by approximately 135 Fu-
ture Farmers and friends from Florida.
Registrations began Monday morning
with an Officer-Delegate Luncheon. The
two delegates from Florida were Billy
Gunter and Jackson Brownlee. That
evening, tours were taken to points of
interest, such as, Ford Assembly Plant
and Swift Packing Co. The Convention
really got under way that night with the
National public speaking contest with
Jimmie Pillion, National President from
Jones, La. presiding. The winner was
Phillip Anderson, Jr. of Marked Tru,
Arkansas speaking on "The Benevolent
Monster". (The Benevolent Monster was
Immediately after the opening cere-
mony. Tuesday morning, Gene Mixon,
Florida State President presented the
National organization with a gavel on
behalf of the Florida Association and
the Bradenton Chapter. The gavel was
made of fifty pieces of wood. One from
every state, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. It
was made by Mr. R. L. Cunningham, ad-
visor of the Bradenton FFA Chapter. It
is the official gavel of national organ'za-
tion and will be used at future conven-
The commemorative Postage Stamp
honoring the Future Farmers of America
was then unveiled by the Honorable Al-
bert J. Robertson, Assistant Postmaster
General of the United States.
Tuesday afternoon, the American
Farmer Degree was presented to the
American Farmer candidates. Eight boys
from Florida received this degree.
The Quincy Chapter and the Suwan-
nee Chapter received the Gold Emblem
Award )in the chapter contest and Mr.
G. Bishop, Quincy advisor and Mr. B.
R. Mills, Suwannee advisor received the
Honorary American Farmer Degree for
their chapters receiving the Gold Em-
Tuesday night came the traditional
massing of the State Flags by the
State Star Farmer in which Bobby Grif-
fin. Bartow participated. After the busi-
ness session that night was some special
entertainment-courtesy of the Firestone
Tire and Rubber Co., which was ,almost
an anti-climax of the convention.
Wednesday greetings were given by
the Past National F.F.A. Officers, Doyle
Conner, Past National President and Hal
Davis, Past National Vice-President from
Florida. Wednesday evening Founda-
tions awards were made and Joe Regis-
ter of the Campbellton chapter was
awarded the Star Dairy Farmer of the
Southern Region. The Quincy Chapter
was awarded The Farm Safety Award of
the Southern Region. The Wimauma
String Band played for the convention at
the Officer Delegate Luncheon.
Thursday morning Honorable Ezra
Taft Benson, Secretary of Agriculture,
addressed the convention. Thursday
afternoon, Honorable Oveta Hobby,
Secretary, Department of Health, Educa-
tion and Welfare, spoke to the group.
In her speech she complimented the
F.F.A. on its Silver Anniversary and its
many accomplishments. She also re-
minded us that "Todays accomplishments
should be the starting point for
tomorrows success." The final session
and climax of the entire convention was
Thursday night which included a very
inspiring address by Dwight D. Eisen-
hower, President of the United States.
THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
U. of F. Forestry Students Get
Practical Experience in Camp
By CHARLES HOLMES
ONE OF the most widely accepted teach-
ing devices is the time honored
"Learn by Doing". In this tradition, each
summer the University of Florida's
School of Forestry operates a summer
camp to give forestry students "on the
spot" practical experience. This camp
is located in the University of Florida
Conservation Reserve on the St. Johns
River near Welaka, Florida. Attendance
is a requirement for graduation from the
University's School of Forestry. To camp
last summer went twelve students, all
majors in Forestry, from the University
The camp starting June 9, 1953, and
lasting for nine weeks was directed by
Prof. K. R. Swinford of the University
School of Ferestry. His assistant was
George Shrenk, a graduate student. Stu-
dents attending were Albert Lunday, Jim
Mack, Jack Coleman, Bernardo Roehrs,
Bruce Sahlman, Roy Riddick, Bill Man-
eer, Wendell Milton, Dodsley Schroder,
Joe Bryant, Bill Bennett and Charles
The first part of camp was devoted to
orientation, which was a trip into var-
ious points of interest within the reserve.
Other days were devoted to surveying,
field trips, and timber cruising. The
project in surveying included the map-
ping of Saratoga Lake, laying out hori-
zontal curves and "shooting Polaris."
One highlight of camp was the field
trip which was taken the fifth week. Dur-
ing the field trip such points of interest
as the Perpetual Forests of Hudson Pulp
and Paper Company in Dixie County,
the St. Marks game reserve, and timber
operations around Thomasville, Georgia
were visited. At Thomasville they
Shown above are four U. of F. Forestry Students putting knowledge gained in
the classroom into practice during their stay in summer camp.
were guided on a tour by H. L. Stoddard,
forester and prominent author of articles
related to forestry and bobwhite quail.
One of the most interesting features of
the Thomasville tour was the visit to one
of the finest remaining stands of virgin
long-leaf pine in that area. Another
pleasing stop was to see one of the largest
long-leaf pines in the world.
Upon returning to Welaka, the boys
were greeted by Joe Schuck, chief fire
investigator for the Florida Forest Ser-
vice, and Ernest Ubanks, investigator
from district two, who conducted a two
day school on fire investigation. During
the short-course they learned modern
methods of detection such as the taking
of fingerprints and making of plaster
casts. The last day a mock trial was con-
ducted, in which a case from actual court
records was used. George Shrenk, the
graduate assistant, was tried before a
jury of students and found guilty.
Several weeks later timber cruising
began. The men were given only two
weeks to make an estimation of the cords
per acre on the entire reserve. To help
expedite the task the reserve was sepa-
rated into compartments. The students
were divided into teams.
Two weeks later the cruising was fin-
ished, reports were made, final examina-
tions were taken, and summer camp was
Camp was over. The memories of the
many experiences and hours of compan-
ionship shared together still linger on.
Hot days, disagreements, and blisters
Irom swinging a machete were forgotten
and everyone agreed that camp had been
a very pleasant experience and that his
forestry training was more complete as
a result of it.
Plans For New Ag Building
to be Completed by Jan. 1
PLANS FOR the new $1,850,ooo building for
the College of Agriculture are scheduled
to be completed by January 1, 1954.
This building represents the major part
of the three and one-quarter billion dol-
lars appropriated by the last session of
the Florida Legislature for the agricul-
tural building program. Other buildings
covered by this appropriation include
an agricultural engineering building, a
nutrition laboratory, and a veterinary
University officials have expressed hope
that the contract for the new building
can be let by February 15, 1954. Plans
call for the building to be occupied by
The new building, actually two separate
units and an auditorium-library, will be
located behind the Student Service Cen-
ter. Upon its completion, the College of
Agriculture will release Floyd Hall to the
College of Arts and Science.
This Issue We Salute:
IN THIS, the first in a series of salutes to
leaders in Florida Agriculture we have
chosen a man who, in a relatively short
time, has climbed a difficult ladder to a
well deserved success. Since he began
working for the Florida Agriculture ex-
tension service as Assistant County Agent
in Santa Rosa County March 1, 1946, his
capability as a leader in his field has
been the turning point in many projects
which would have failed utterly without
his dogged determination to make the
Watson, following in the footsteps of
his father, William L. Watson, is making
a career of Agriculture Extension Work
in Florida. His father was not only
County Agent of Duval County, but was
North Florida District Agricultural
Agent. In 1943 a Liberty ship was
named in honor of his father by Florida
4-H boys and girls.
Jim Watson was born in Jacksonville,
Florida, October 7, 1917. Upon com-
pletion of High School he attended the
University of Florida, majoring in Agri-
culture. He graduated from the Uni-
versity with a Bachelor of Science de-
gree in 1941 and almost immediately
went into the Army. Through the years
from August, 1941, to October 1945, he
served his country honorably.
After his discharge from military ser-
vice, he got his first job as Assistant
County Agent in Santa Rosa County.
August 16, 1947 found him as As-
sistant County Agent in Lake County.
It was here he began to display
his leadership with 4-H youth. He
led a county-wide drive to purchase
a 4-H Club truck. This was one of the
first counties to make such a move and
many others have since followed suit.
It was also during that time that his 4-H
boys from Lake County won the first Or-
lando State 4-H Dairy Show. All of these
feats of leadership are monuments he has
left behind as he has rapidly progressed
up the ladder of success.
In March 1949, in view of his out-
standing record, the people of Columbia
County offered him the position of
In 1951, his leadership and popularity
was recognized state wide when he was
elected Vice-President of County Agents
Association and Secretary-Treasurer of
Agricultural Extension Agents Associa-
tion. After three years of leadership and
hard work among people who believed
in him faithfully he got his biggest op-
portunity. Realizing the great respon-
sibility that would be on his shoulders he
nevertheless accepted the job of County
By RALPH Voss
Agent of Duval County on November
At the state meeting this fall he was
elected President of the County
Agents Association. By then he was well
established in the minds of all who knew
him for his capability and leadership.
Watson has spent a great deal of his
time with the youth of the Counties.
Through his efforts a permanent home
has been constructed on property owned
by Duval County 4-H Club for the Dis-
trict 5 North Florida 4-H show. This
show has expanded by leaps and bounds
and has an unlimited future in the hands
of the young agent. He has stated that
the greatest thing he has desired from his
labors is work with youth-watching them
grow into leaders of the future.
We feel that a lot of this success is
due to his lovable personality. One
could not help liking Jim if you have
heard his "Texas drawl" infiltrated with
a dry humor that can keep a group in
stitches for hours. When hearing him
tell of his experiences pinch-hitting for
country preachers and auctioneering pe-
cans during pecan season in Columbia
County, one can readily see why his life
is so wholesome and complete. His ver-
satility has carried him over the hump
(Continued on page 18)
THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
THE COLLEGE FARMER is
alumni section to
track of old friends and
section can really be a m
agricultural alumni if y
dropping us a postcard
about yourself or another
anxious to know when
where you are now locate
doing and maybe a wor
your family. If you're
write about yourself let
a fellow grad. Would y
out what happened to
chum? Write and ask
maybe we can locate hin
Address all correspo
College Farmer Magazine
Building, University of
FRANK L. HOLLAND-B.S.A
Winter Haven, Florida, s
tive Secretary of the
HARRY E. WOOD-B.S.A.-
Supervisor of Vocationa
FRANK R. EDWARDS-B.S.A
to the Director of Agrici
Service in Gainesville.
W. PAUL HAYMAN-B.S.A
of Polk County and li
prietor in Alachua Cou
C. L. DE VANE-B.S.A
Plant City in Hillsb.
E. H. HURLEBAUS-B.S.A
duction in St. Peter
LEO H. WILSON-B.S.A
Florida in the agricultu
JUNE R. GUNN-B.S.A.-
Kissimmee in Osceola Co
C. P. HERICK-B.S.A.-C
Ft. Myers in Lee County.
W. G. WELLS-B.S.A.-N
business in Tavares, Flor
inaugurating an 1922
help you keep H. G. HAMILTON-B.S.A.-M.S.A., 1922.
classmates. This Head Professor of Agricultural Econom-
[eeting place for ics, University of Florida, Gainesville.
ou will help by L. C. RICHBONsY-B.S.A.-County Superin-
or letter telling tendent of Public Instruction in Crest-
r "grad". We're view, Florida.
you graduated, W. H. McBRIDE-B.S.A.-Has agricultural
:ed, what you're interest in Seville, Florida.
d or two about W. M. TILLMAN-B.S.A.-Has Citrus in-
too modest to terests in Lake Wales, Florida.
us know about 1923
ou like to find R. A. CARLTON-B.S.A.-Agricultural a-
an old college gent.
us about him, ALEC WHITE-B.S.A.-County Agent at
1 for you. Tampa, Hillsborough County.
ndence to the J. C. SMITH-B.S.A.-District Supervisor
, Florida Union of Vocational Agriculture at Gainesville.
Florida, Gaines- Florida.
.-Now living in FRED P. ABBOT--B.S.A.-Agricultural A-
erving as Execu- gent for the Seaboard Railroad in Savan-
Agricultural Re- nah, Georgia.
ROLF K. BUCKLEY-B.S.A.-Has agricultural
-Serving as State interests in Gainesville, Florida.
I Agriculture in O. R. DAvIs-B.S.A.-High school prin-
ciple in Orlando, Florida.
.-Now Assistant T. S. ALEXANDER-B.S.A.-Member of the
iltural Extension Legislature with agricultural interest in
.-County Agent J. H. LOGAN-B.S.A.-County Agent at St.
ving in Bartow, Petersburg, Pinellas County.
W. M. MUSSLEWHITE-B.S.A.-Has agricul-
tural interest at Homestead, Florida.
L.-Business pro- GEORGE S. SIXINA-B.S.A.-Has a dairy in
inty, Gainesville, Lake Helen, Florida.
H. L. SPEER-B.S.A.-Assistant County A-
.-Farming near gent at Clewiston, Florida.
orough County, 1926
JOHN T. CREIGHTON-B.S.A.-M.S.A.-Ph.D
.-In citrus pro- Professor of Entomology and Head of the
rsburg, Pinellas Department of Entomology, University
of Florida, Gainesville.
.-at Bradenton, R. M. CRONIN-B.S.A.-Staff member in
ral business, the Department of Animal Husbandry,
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge,
County Agent at Louisiana.
unty. RICHARD H. SIMPSON-B.S.A.-Farmer, nur-
ounty Agent at seryman, certified seed grower, Past-Presi-
dent of Florida Seedsmen Association,
ow in the citrus and now Chairman of Florida State Road
ida. Department, Tallahassee, Florida.
R. D. DICKEY-B.S.A.-M.S.A. -Associate
Horticulturist, Agricultural Experiment
Station, University of Florida Gainesville,
L. A. RICHARDSON-B.6.A.-Working with
the United Fruit company, Honduras,
JUSTIN P. DRAKE-B.S.A.--Has agricultural
interest in Ocala, Florida. Past member
of the Florida State Road Board.
R. G. DRIGGERS-B.S.A.-County Agent of
Gadsden County with headquarters in
FRED CLARK-B.S.A.-M.S.A., 1952-Asso-
ciate Agronomist with the Florida Agri-
cultural Experiment Station in charge of
EARL G. RODGERs-B.S.A., M.S.A. 1949,
Ph.D 1951 Iowa State College, Professor
of Agronomy, University of Florida,
RICHARD M. PATTERSON-B.S.A., M.S.A.
1949-Assistant Agronomist at Alabama
Agricultural Experiment Station, engaged
in pasture production and management
studies with headquarters at Auburn,
CLYDE C. HELMS-B.S.A., M.S.A. 1953-
In charge of forage and pasture investiga-
tions at the Leesburg branch of Florida
Agricultural Experiment Station.
WILLIAM ZORN-B.S.A.-County Agent at
Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida.
RALPH JONES-B.S.A.-North Florida re-
presentative of the Wilson-Loomis Ferti-
lizer Company Jacksonville, Florida.
IRVIN WOFFORD-M.S.A.-1949, Ph.D 1953
from Michigan State College. Now Assis-
tant Agronomist with the Florida Agricul-
tural Experiment Station.
JoHN FINLAYSon-B.S.A.-Junior member
of Finlayson and Son Seed Farms in Jef-
ferson County, Florida. Producers of
certified seed of field crops. Specializing
in Pensacola Bahia grass and hybrid corn.
JACK D. MARTIN-B.S.A.-After a year in
the service of the Armed Forces, he re-
cently joined the staff of Kilgore Seed
Company with headquarters at Sanford,
HUGH A. PEACOCK-B.S.A., M.S.A., 1953-
Recent recipient of a General Education
Board Scholarship for graduate study and
is continuing graduate work in genetics
and plant breeding, leading to a Docto-
rate Degree at Iowa State College.
Louis STRUMSKIS-B.S.A.-Recently em-
ployed by United Fruit Company in La
Florida 4-H'ers List
Activities and Awards
By JULIAN WEBB
W HEN NATIONAL 4-H Achievement Day
came around this November 14,
more than 29,000 regularly enrolled Flor-
ida 4-H Club boys and girls were on hand
to participate in the activities in their
respective counties. In each county re-
cord books were due and in many coun-
ties exhibits, displays and demonstrations
were made, for Achievement Day repre-
sents the culmination of a year's activity
and hard work.
Meanwhile, Florida 4-H'ers were cer-
tainly not inactive this summer with
many of them attending summer camps,
competing for trips and preparing their
project exhibits records for awards and
shows this fall.
Around 850 boys and girls attended the
New Camp in Highlands County, while
Camp McQuarrie was host to 1120 mem-
bers. The camp at Cherry Lake enter-
tained 1,024 clubsters, and Camp Tim-
poochee also played host to many 4-H
boys and girls.
This June one of the largest and most
successful short courses ever, was held at
the University of Florida with fifty-two
counties sending a total of 367 boys.
Winner of the Public Speaking Contest
held during short course was Kenneth
McRae of Hillsborough County. Winner
of the Tractor Driving Contest was Billy
Avery from Suwannee County.
Officers elected to head the Florida
Boys' State 4-H Council were Steve Hud-
son, President; Teddy Smith, Vice Presi-
dent; Julian Webb, Secretary; Donald
Prine, Treasurer and Clyde Crutchfield,
Just returned from participating in the
National 4-H Judging Contest is Patricia
Ellis, Merriam Simmons, Victor Hansen
and Robert Parisan. In Chicago to rep-
resent the state of Florida in the Invita-
tional Inter-State 4-H Poultry Judging
Contest on November 28, was a team
from Alachua County. Members of that
team were Sandra Howell, Roger Wil-
liams, Monroe Anderson, Elliot Owens
and Lester Kalch, Assistant Alachua
County Agent, their coach. This team
won the right to represent Florida at
Chicago by winning the State Poultry
and Egg Show judging Contest held in
Orlando last February.
A Livestock Judging Team were also
in Chicago to take part in the National
4-H Livestock Judging Contest held in
conjunction with the International
Livestock Exposition. Members of this
team from Marion County were Seaborn
Bell, Lamar Bell, Herbert Prevatt and
Tommy High. They were the top team
at the State Livestock Judging Contest
held at the Florida State Fair last Febru-
Nine other Florida 4-H boys also at-
tended the National 4-H Club Congress
held at the time of the International
Livestock Show. The winners, their
county and program are as follows: James
Thornhill, Polk, Dairy Achievement:
Glen Williamson, Sumter, Farm and
Home Electric; Tommy Lawrence, Vo-
lusia, Farm and Home Safety; James Lee,
Santa Rosa, Field Crops; Lester Parmen-
ter, Duval, Poultry; Billy Avery, Suwan-
nee, Tractor Maintenance and Jimmy
Cunningham, Corn Production. Tommy
High, who won in Swine Production and
Herbert Prevatt winner in the Fat Steer
Contest are members of the Livestock
Other State winners were Achieve-
ment, Arvid Johnson, Lake County;
Home Beautification, Bruce Betchel,
Manatee County; Citizenship, Jimmy
Cummings, Palm Beach County; Ento-
mology, Jim Aitken, Orange County;
Forestry, Thomas Floyd, Escambia;
Leadership, Roger Wilson, Santa Rosa;
Soil and Water Conservation, Wesley
Staples, Putnam; Apiary, Alien Jones,
Baker; Beef Breeding. J. B. Starky, Jr.,
Pinellas; Fat Steer, Herbert Prevatt, Mar-
Other recognition won by Club men-
bers this summer included the winning
of the Winn Lovett Farm Bureau
Scholarship by Steve Hudson, State Presi-
dent from Jackson County and the trip
to the National Danforth Youth Founda-
tion Camp on Lake Michigan made by
Leadership Winner, Joe Flipse of Vo-
TEEN-AGE DAUGHTER (as the radio ground
out the final notes of the latest swing
hit): "Did you ever hear anything so won-
Father: "Only once, when a truck
loaded with empty milk cans hit a freight
car filled with live ducks."
IT WAS intermission at the fraternity
dance and everybody came inside to rest.
PROF (taking up exam paper) "Why the
quotation marks on this paper?"
STUDENT: "Courtesy to the man on my
Block and Bridle Pledges
Many New Members,
Plans "Little International"
H AVE YOU seen a set of horns hang-
ing on the wall in Floyd Hall and
wondered what the Block and Bridle
Club actually does? Well, this club is
primarily for students majoring in Ani-
mal Husbandry, but it is open to anyone
interested in livestock and the promotion
of the livestock industry in Florida.
The first two meetings were attended
by 47 prospective pledges and 19 mem-
The prospective pledges were Rex Gil-
breath, Bill Little, George Montague,
Sonny Griffin, Tack Norris, David Jacob
Smith, Edward Finkbeiner, Jack Dixon,
Timmie English, Jimmy Sloan, Gene
Harrison, William H. Burger, Ken
Cauthers, Beau Dan Tucker, Al Kah-
konen, John M. Liddon, J. B. Starkey,
William Gill, Wayne Collier, John W.
Hunt, Fred Bishop, Jonny Koske, For-
rest Smith, Bill Keen, Gene Bass, Buddy
Edge, Ralph Proctor, Al Larson, Derrill
McAteve, Eugene Howell, Herb Lundy,
R. P. Hollis, Pat Close, Terry Ewing,
Roberto Jarquin, Jerry Cone, Antonis
Tavarez, Maxie Ray, Lue G. Haygood,
Bob Davis, Robbie Forrester, Charles
Harman, Charles Cowart and Chaz Cox.
To become a member, the pledge must
halter break and show a calf or show a
pig in "the Little International Livestock
Show". This is a showmanship contest,
which features showmanship at its
best. This is only one of our many ac-
tivities which includes serving at the
Legislators' Homecoming Bar-B-Q, an
honor as it produces a chance to meet the
leaders of our State Government.
On December i2th the club has plan-
ned its "Little International" and Alumni
Breeders' Banquet. The Little Interna-
tional, under the guiding hand of Vice-
President Fritz Stein, will include the
showing of animals that the pledges have
trained, competitive contests, such as the
greased pig catching contest, and other
attractions. This is well worth seeing,
so put it in your date book now.
The Alumni Breeders' Banquet is
something new this year. Plans are to in-
vite all the Animal Husbandry Alumni
and the outstanding breeders in the state.
The program will consist of a report of
the activities of the Club for the past
year, a report of the achievements of the
Livestock Judging Team, a brief sum-
mary of the work being done by the Ani-
mal Husbandry and Nutrition Depart-
ment and a very interesting speaker.
So YOU had fisherman's luck when you
got married, hey?"
"Yeah, you should have seen the one
that got away."
THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
The great arena of the International Livestock
Exposition where the judging takes place.
DECEMBER 1 *
A ringside seat at one of the world's great livestock
shows...that's what you will have when Allis-Chalmers
brings some of the main events of the International
Livestock Exposition direct to your living room from
Chicago, via television. If you are within range of a net-
Everett Mitchell, M.C. of the National Farm and Home
Hour, interviews 4-H Club national winners in front of the
Grand Champion Steer 1952, shown by
Ohio State University.
2:00 3:00 CST
work television station, don't miss this great event.
Watch veteran judge A. D. "Dad" Weber select the
grand champion steer. Hear comments on the entries
by top livestock men, such as Dr. H. H. Kildee, former
Dean of Agriculture, Iowa State College, and Dr. Al
Darlow, Oklahoma A & M College. Get a close-up look
at the finest show animals in the country. You'll get in
on the thrills and excitement when judging comes down
to the final moments.
Meat cutting and cooking demonstrations by experts
from the National Livestock & Meat Board will give
homemakers some practical suggestions on buying and
preparing meat for the table. Interviews with 4-H Club
national winners and subjects of national interest to the
livestock world will be featured on the television show.
Remember the date December 1 from 2:00 to
to 3:00 p. m. CST. If you do not have a television set,
call your Allis-Chalmers dealer and ask him where you
can watch the big show.
ACTOR DIVISION MILWAUKEE 1, U.S.A.
THE POULTRY Science Club started the
year with as much industriousness as
the proverbial "Little Red Hen." At
the first meeting officers were elected
and plans were made for the years ac-
tivities. "Number One Bird" or Presi-
dent for this year is Herman O. Jones,
Jr., a poultry major from Jacksonville.
Other officers elected were Vice Presi-
dent, Bob Gayvert; Secretary, Carl
Wright; Reporter, Julian Webb; Faculty
Advisor, Clyde Driggers of the Univer-
sity Poultry Department. The club is
presently composed of fifteen members
and is open to all boys who are interested
in any phase of the Poultry Industry.
Homecoming "Open House" was held
at the Poultry Lab. Saturday, October 21,
for old members and their families with
coffee and donuts on the menu for all
who attended. Committee Chairmen
handling Homecoming were Julian
Webb, Decorations; Bob Gayvert, Wel-
coming; William Perryman, Refresh-
ments; and Roger Williams, Invitat'ons.
Another main project of the club is
the sponsoring of the Annual Florida
Baby Chick and Egg Show. Th:s Show
will be held in Gainesville during the
Ag. Fair and is open to all Florida pro-
ducers of eggs and baby checks.
This year the Florida Poultry Science
Club has been given the privilege and
opportunity of editing the May, 1954 is-
sue of the National Collegiate Poultry
"WHAT IS puppy love?"
"It's the beginning of a dog's life."
AN ATTENDANCE of over 500 marked the
first annual College of Agriculture
Outing held October 19, at College Park.
This outing was sponsored by the
Agricultural Council for the purposes of
promoting fellowship among students and
faculty and to introduce prospective
students to the students, staff, and activi-
ties of the college. It is hoped that the
outing will become an annual affair.
The annual Alpha Zeta Freshman-
Sophomore Award was presented during
the evening. This year's recipient was
Robert Freeman, a junior majoring in
Horticulture. The award was presented
by Dr. C. V. Noble, Dean of the College
Also presented at the outing were ser-
vice keys for the 1953-54 staff of the
FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER. Re-
ceiving keys were Lehman Fletcher, Edi-
tor, Tommy Rowand, Circulation Mana-
ger, and Courtney Stephens, Business
Manager. These keys were presented
by Dr. J. Clyde Driggers, Chairman of
the Faculty Advisory Committee.
District Agent Retires
After 33 Years Service
AFTER 33 YEARS of leadership in the
agricultural development of western
Florida, J. Lee Smith, district agent for
West Florida with the University of
Florida Agricultural Extension Service,
retired September 30.
He joined the extension service staff
February 1, 1920, as county agent in Es-
cambia, after having served the same
county as emergency agent for four
months the previous year. On February
16, 1925, he became district agent with
headquarters in Gainesville.
Smith has taken the lead in the for-
mation of crop improvement associations
and the introduction of new and im-
proved varieties of crops in western
Florida, which have helped farmers step
up production and increase incomes.
With the district home demonstration
agent covering the area, he has organized
and conducted farm and home institutes
that have been widely attended.
Open to Pre-Vet Students
THE PURPOSE of Lambda Gamma Phi is
to help pre-vet students with their
problems concerning grades, require-
ments, qualifications, application to
veterinary schools, etc.
This is LGP's fourth year in existence
at the University of Florida. During
this time it has been a vital source of
information to students who are now
attending veterinary schools.
Membership is open to students en-
rolled in the pre-vet curriculum and those
in Agricultural school who plan to enter
veterinary school upon graduation.
Last Spring the fraternity entered an
exhibit in the Agricultural fair which
served its educational purpose well. An-
other exhibit is anticipated this year.
Officers for 53'-54' are: Bill Dugger,
President; B. W. Clemens, Vice-President:
Charles McCurdy, Secretary-Treasurer.
Anyone interested in joining is urged
to contact the officers concerning meet-
ing time and place. Meetings are an-
nounced in the Orange and Blue bul-
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University of Florida's judging team,
pictured left, placed first at the South-
eastern Fair-a-Ganza contest in Atlanta
early in October. Pictured left to right
are the following: Front row, Dr. T. J.
Cunha, head of the Department of Ani-
mal Husbandry and Nutrition, James
Herring, Ralph W. Wilhelm, Jr., Wayne
Collier, Jerrold Cone, Frank W. John-
son, Jr., Dr. C. V. Noble, dean of the
College of Agriculture; Rear row, Her-
man E. Long, Jr., Dr. A. M. Pearson,
coach, Fritz C. Stein, Jr., Robert Carlin.
Plan Big Year
T HE ATTENDANCE at Thyrsus, Horticul-
tural social organization, has been
quite heartening and the year promises
to be a successful and enjoyable one for
the group. Elections on October 13,
brought into office as President Mr.
Alex Dewar, with Eduardo Jimenez as
Vice-President, Nancy Daniels as Treas-
urer, and Joanne Krepps as Secretary.
A diversified program of interest to all
persons interested in Horticulture and
in a good time, is being planned and
has already been inaugurated by an in-
formative evening on October 13; and
a fascinating portrayal of the Eurpean
scene by Dr. F. S. Jamison who recently
returned from extended travel on the
continent, was given on October 27. And
for the appetites, refreshments are served
immediately following each meeting.
A cordial invitation to attend and to
join Thyrsus is extended to all who are
even remotely concerned with Horticul-
ture and especially to those students re-
cently arrived in Horticulture from the
University College. Thyrsus may be
new or old to you, but Thyrsus is for
students; attend and help make it what
you wish it to be for your enjoyment.
Meetings are every second Tuesday at
7:30 P.M. in Floyd 209. Come and bring
your suggestions and your appetites.
"DID YOU ever do any public speaking"
asked the sales manager.
"Well," answered the candidate for
the job, "I once proposed to a country
girl over a party line."
THE REASON that there are more auto
wrecks than train wrecks is simple: The
engineer never has occasion to hug the
A SMALL boy was seated on the curb with
a pint of whiskey in his hand reading a
gentlemen's magazine and smoking a big
cigar. An old lady passed and asked,
"Little boy, why aren't you in school?"
The boy replied, "Damm it lady I
ain't but four."
THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
The Jackson Grain Company was
organized in 1909 in Tampa by the
late Frank D. Jackson as a wholesale
distributing organization to serve the
growing agricultural needs of the state.
Products sold by the company at that
time consisted almost entirely of corn,
oats, wheat, flour and mill by-products
such as bran and shorts, cottonseed
meal, cottonseed hulls and hay. The
company prospered from the start and
within a few years moved to its present
location and built the first grain elevator
in the state of Florida.
In the early 1920's the poultry and
dairy industries began to assume some
importance in the state's economy and
the Jackson Grain Company adapted
itself to changing conditions and be-
came one of the largest distributors of
mixed dairy and poultry feeds in the
state. It sold the first mixed scratch
grains and the first "sweet-feed" ever
offered in Florida and it was the first
feed distributor to bring in to the state
a solid freight train of manufactured
In the early 1930's the Company
began manufacturing some feeds of
its own and by 1940 it was manufac-
turing and distributing a complete line
of poultry and dry feeds under its
now well known X-Cel brand. Grow-
ing rapidly with Florida the next 10
years the company found it necessary
by 1950 to build a modern "push but-
ton" feed mill to meet the ever-increas-
ing demand for its products.
During the same period the com-
pany organized a retail subsidiary known
as X-Cel Stores, Inc. and opened
branches in Tampa, Plant City, Winter
Haven and Orlando. The company also
began distributing fertilizer, seeds and
In 1952 the company extended its
activities to manufacturing agricultural
insecticides and fungicides in its own
plant so that it could better serve
growing Florida agricultural interests.
Today the Jackson Grain Company
has a well rounded organization staffed
with men competent to serve in the
various fields in which it operates. It
has its own chemical laboratory and a
poultry research farm where its pro-
ducts are checked scientifically.
After 44 years of service to the state,
changing its operation to meet chang-
ing conditions, the Jackson Grain Com-
pany is today a Florida-owned and
operated organization looking forward
each day for better ways to serve the
agricultural community of Florida.
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where the job would have bogged down
the average man. He will successfully
attempt anything if it will benefit others.
Jim Watson is not only conscious of his
work but is a responsible father of two
young sons. It would be a day of rejoic-
ing if all families could model their
everyday life after the Watson Family.
Jim Watson, we of the COLLEGE FARMER
salute you for humility, your sense of hu-
mor, your love of others and your faith-
fulness to those who depend upon you to
be a good County Agent. Your future
holds a chest full of riches and you shall
be richly rewarded.
"I HEAR you and the leading lady are
Electrician: "Yeah, it was a quick
change scene with the stage all dark. She
asked for her tights and I thought she
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NOT TO INOCULATE
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Those expressing a preference chose NIT-
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THE COLLEGIATE Chapter of FFA held a
Sfish-fry on November loth. Some
of our most prominent guests were: Dr.
and Mrs. E. W. Garris, Miss Rita Garris,
Mr. J. G. Smith, Dr. and Mrs. J. B.
White, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Loften, Mr.
F. L. Northrop, and Dr. Vilece. Of
course, the fellows brought their dates
There was plenty of good fish and
hush-puppies and everyone enjoyed them.
Jack Summers of the Blountstown
Chapter, reports that his Chapter has
recently started a cooperative cage lay-
ing project on their land laboratory plot.
They have 215 cages, and the pullets
which were placed in them have just be-
gun to lay.
W. E. Moore, Teacher of Vocational
Agriculture at Largo, announced recently
that Mr. Grover C. Eldridge has agreed
to let the Chapter use four acres of land
on the north side of West Bay Drive for
their agricultural projects.
W. H. Suggs, Adviser of the Branford
FFA Chapter, reports that his Chapter
is seeding Yellow Sweet Lupine as a win-
ter cover crop.
The Volusia County Cattlemen's As-
sociation is planning to build a club
house on io80 acres it recently leased
from the Navy. The Association also
plans to establish demonstration pastures
to emphasize improved grasses and good
pasture management on the tract. Por-
tions will also be provided for projects
of FFA and 4-H Club members.
Dr. M. H. Sharpe, former Teacher of
Vocational Agriculture at Clewiston, is
now an Associate Professor of Agricul-
tural Education at Virginia Polytechnic
Institute at Blacksburg, Virginia.
The VC Fertilizer Company of Fort
Pierce, through theit field representative,
A. M. Marsh. has contributed 500 pounds
of fertilizer to the Fort Pierce FFA Chap-
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FALL, 1953PAGE NINETEEN
STAUNCHLY AND serenely the rural church
stands-on quiet smalltown street
or surrounded by tall trees in the woods
-as a source of moral and spiritual
strength to the people on the farm.
There are scores of such churches in
Florida, and they are an essential part
of the lives of Florida's rural people.
They offer hope and guidance and the
good way of life to people on the farm.
Some of them are large enough to seat
several hundred persons, while others are
hardly more than small chapels, but no
matter its size, the country church is an
essential institution in rural life. There
on each Sabbath, goes the farmer with
his family to praise the Creator, to seek
guidance, and to ask for the help which
he needs to carry on.
At his church the farmer sees friends
and enjoys the fellowship that radiates
from the church and is reflected in the
attitudes of those who attend. There, he
and others become imbued with ideals
that bring them together in common
cause and purpose to work for the moral
and spiritual good and advancement of
themselves and the community.
The rural church is tied in closely with
all of the activities of the farmer and
his family. In close every-day associa-
tion with the wonderful handiwork of the
Creator, the farmer is earnestly intent on
attuning himself to the Providence that
governs plants and animals, soils and
seasons, and mankind. No matter how
well he might succeed, he knows that faith
and a full recognition of the Creator are
necessary for true success and happiness.
No other group is surer than farm
people of the fundamental importance
of the church in the life of the individ-
ual, the community, and the nation.
Since the building of those first little
rural churches on the wooded shores of
America by the colonists long years ago,
the rural church has proved a source of
great strength and good and a bulwark
against evil and destructive things. And
so will it continue, offering hope, guid-
ance, and stability to rural people and,
through them, to all America.
THE UNITED STATES first brought out
the name "Brahman" as referring to
Indian cattle of the humped species, and
countries south of the border call such
animals zebus. However, neither of
these terms is used in India itself.
"THIs COLLEGE turns out some great men."
"When did you graduate?"
"I didn't graduate. I was turned out."
Index to Advertisers
Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co.............. 13
Baird Hardware Company .......... 15
Case, J. I.. Company........ ....... 5
Cummer Lime & Mfg. Co........... 2
John Deere & Co.................... 3
Flint River Mills. ................. 19
Florida Favorite Fert ............... 15
Gulf Fertilizer Company............ 20
Howard Feed Mills ................ 22
International Harvester ............. 24
Jackson Grain Company............17
Johnson Brothers, Inc............... 15
Kuder Citrus Pulp........... ...... 2
Lyons Fertilizer Co ................ ..19
Meincke Spreader ................. 15
Minneapolis-Moline Mfg. Co........ .21
Naco Fertilizer Co .................. 23
Nitragin Co., The. ................. 18
Respess-Grimes Engraving Co ........ 17
Superior Fert. Co. ................. 16
Virginia Carolina Chemical Co.......14
Wilson and Toomer ...............17
"To better serve... two more University-trained
men added to the Gulf field Staff."
LESTER M. McCLUNG, JR.
Native of Clearwater. Uni-
versity of Florida graduate,
1951, with degree in
For 50 years, The Gulf Fertilizer Co. has devoted its energies
to providing growers and farmers with dependable friendly
service and products that bring best income. Gulf field
representatives serve limited areas so they can devote care-
ful attention to the soil and crop needs of their territories.
To the veteran Gulf field staff we are pleased to announce
the recent addition of two additional university-trained
JAMES T. STENHOLM
Graduate of University of
Florida with B. S. A. de-
gree. Formerly with Citrus
Experiment Station. Native
of Hernando County.
The Gulf Fertilizer Company Tampa Fla.
PAGE TWENTY THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
FRI E N DLY
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(Continued from page 7)
and began immediately to put into prac-
tice those principles and ideals that are
represented in the well rounded educa-
tion that he had received. Swamp lands
that had been idle were turned into pro-
ductive pastures where now fine herds
of cattle graze by use of his knowledge
of water control. His citrus groves re-
ceived the benefit of his technical know-
ledge of scientific citrus production and
responded with more bountiful crops.
His interest in sports for young people,
as a means of building strong bodies and
healthy minds, continued. He could al-
ways be counted upon to do more than
his share in affairs pertaining to schools.
A churchman, not only in name but his
support and presence were a foregone
conclusion. When his country called, he
was ready and prepared to do his part.
His strong desire to be of service to all
of the people of Florida culminated in his
being elected Governor of the State by
the greatest number of votes ever cast for
a candidate for this office.
Just one year ago, he returned to his
Alma Mater as speaker for the Blue Key
banquet during our homecoming cele-
bration and there gave an outline of his
program for Florida during the next
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four years. It was an ambitious program;
one that would place Florida's institu-
tions and people among the most pro-
gressive of our nation.
The State of Florida in general, and
the University in particular, have suf-
fered a great loss in his departure. Even
though he was with us only a short time,
the imprint of his leadership will always
Active Agronomy Club
Begins Sophomore Year
A BIG, BRIGHT, beautiful year is here for
the Agronomy Club if the first meet-
ing is any sign of the future. Originated
last year by a handful of members, it
grew in size and stature until it reached
its peak at Ag Fair when its exhibit
Now as a "sophomore" the club is
striving to reach the top with its many
phases of leadership, educational projects,
and social events.
Nearly twenty interested students at-
tended the first meeting, and elected the
following to office: Allen G. Wither-
spoon, St. Petersburg, president; Carlos
F. Solorzano, Venezuela, vice-president;
Edward Jackson, Mayo, secretary; Rich-
ard G. Racine, Tampa, treasurer; Charles
B. Sonneborn, Washington, D. C., re-
porter. Dr. D. E. McCloud was re-elected
Special attention was focused on the
large educational project undertaken by
the club this year: Started this summer
by Alan Witherspoon and past-president
Ralph White, it includes two exhibits
and one crop demonstration set to be
furnished county agents, 4-H instructors,
vocational agricultural teachers, and all
others interested in working with agricul-
tural youth instruction.
The two exhibits include a crop seed
collection which contains 20 grass and 30
legume crop seeds in individual vials
attractively labeled, and 30 labeled bottles
containing the common plant food car-
riers of nitrogen, phosphorus, potash.
lime, minor elements and fillers.
Also, a complete crop demonstration
ready for planting is available. The dem-
onstration is based on a total plot size
of 1800 square feet, and includes seed
of 20 fall planted legumes and innoculate,
16 fall planted grasses and miscellaneous
crops, 72 packages of plant food, labels
and stakes, and a field plot design and
general instruction sheet.
Also receiving attention at the meet-
ing was the appointment of committees
to work on Ag Fair, social events, mem-
bership, and guest speakers.
With all the work undertaken by the
club running quite smoothly and accord-
ing to schedule, "It looks like," quoting
one member, "we'll have a winner-in all
THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
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developed for new
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Here's the No. 52 on a steep roadside grade. Even though the left
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"stays put." No matter how uneven the ground, the load is never "tippy."
trailer gives fast, safe "floating ride" hauling
An all-new principle of wagon design has been developed
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The new design includes Flexi-Frame construction, with
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Flexi-Frame causes wheels to glide-instead of bounce-
over rough ground with "floating ride" smoothness.
Fixed box supports distribute the load on the axles to
With sides on, the No. 52 Tractor Trailer and McCormick No. 10 box makes
an ideal combination for hauling grain, feed, fertilizer.
reduce tipping and rocking. Also, wide 68-inch tread and
low-built design gives the wagon maximum stability with
all types of loads.
Auto-type steering with protected, steel-plate tie bar
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