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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 1930)-
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"THE UNIVERSITY is a
wonderful place, and
I wouldn't trade the
experiences I have had
here for anything, but
I sure would hate to
be starting again now
as a freshman." This
is probably a represen-
tative expression of
the feelings of the
seniors graduating this
June. Will we be los-
ing a bunch of good
seniors or gaining a
good bunch of alumni?
Let's be optimistic and
extend a wish of gen-
eral success to these
deserving fellow Ag.
men.
But as responsible
persons go out, respon-

MARCH, 1956


GEORGE MILICEVIC, JR.


sible persons must come in. Consequently almost all
Ag. Clubs have changed officers as seniors move on to
answer higher callings. The FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
staff has changed somewhat too as is customary each
year. I would like to take this space to formally
announce that Richard McRae will serve as Editor-in-
Chief of the FARMER for the coming year of 1956-57.
Approval action was taken by the Agricultural Council
on May 14-thus Richard will assume his new duties
following this issue. Richard is majoring in Animal
Husbandry and has progressed quite rapidly in the
past semester, becoming the agricultural representative
to the student government Honor Court, President of
Ag. Council, and Pledgemaster of Alpha Gamma Rho.
With the experience provided by one year as Circula-
tion Manager, and one year as Managing Editor of the
FARMER, I think the editorship has been placed in
competent hands.
Closing the year with page 2o of this issue, the
FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER staff wishes each of you a
happy and progressive summer.
George Milicevic, Jr.-Editor

PAGE THREE


We salute the University of Florida. The training of our people for specialized fields has
helped Florida make tremendous strides forward. This twenty-one (21) year old Association is well
aware of the contributions to agriculture by the College of Agriculture, the Experiment Station
and the Extension Service.



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The Florida College Farmer
Volume 8, Number 3 March, 1956
George Milicevic, Jr ............. ................Editor

Editorial Staff
Richard McRae ........................ Managing Editor
Anne Cawthon
James Quincey .........................Editorial Assistants
Van Burnette

Club Representatives
William Timmons ...........................Ag Economics
Steve Hudson................................. Alpha Zeta
Bob Croft................... American Society of Agronomy
Paige Choate .................Amer. Soc. of Ag. Engineers
Bill Gunter................ .............Alpha Tau Alpha
Anne Cawthon. ........................Block and Bridle
Alberto Finol.............................. Dairy Science
Roy Royal ....................................... Forestry
John Johnston ................. Future Farmers of America
Angelo Massaro......................Lambda Gamma Phi
Gerald Herring .............Newell Entomological Society
Herman Jones .......................... Poultry Science
Fred Saunders.................................. Thyrsus
Albert Rice.........................................4-H
Business Staff
Tom Chaires...........................Business Manager
Gene Mixon.......................Asst. Business Manager
Circulation Staff
Wayman Smith.......................Circulation Manager
Fred Saunders....................Asst. Circulation Manager
Ann Wallis .........................Circulation Assistants
James Thornhill
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.


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Rural Youth Conference............................... 6
Ezra Taft Benson ................................... 7
Student Government ................................... 8
Ag. Fair .......................................... 10
Introducing ..................................... 14

COVER STORY
The beautiful girl on the cover is Miss Durlene Johnson, 1956 Ag.
Fair Queen. Durlene is from Clearwater, Florida, a Sophomore
here at the University of Florida Majoring in Education. Congratula-
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The FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER is the student publi-
cation from the College of Agriculture of the University of
Florida. It is compiled, edited, and distributed by students
of this college. It is the privilege of any ag. student to use
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Now the Opportunity is Yours
by Bill Alsmeyer


OME JUNIOR in agriculture is missing
a very rare opportunity for the sum-
mer of 1956 if he doesn't act now. If you
are not interested in bettering yourself,
then you shouldn't bother to finish read-
ing this article. For those of you who dare
to read about things which are new to
you, this article is written.
Every summer since 1929, the Dan-
forth Foundation has a group of "Ag
Seniors" from colleges of the various
48 states, Canada, and Hawaii meet for a
four week fellowship program. These
four weeks aren't just one great big pic-
nic, nor are they anything like classes
you have attended. Have you ever been
on a field trip where every stop was en-
tirely different from the one before, and
about the best in its particular field?
Well, that's about the deal I had for four
exciting weeks of August 1955.
Two weeks after I left AFROTC sum-
mer camp in Texas, I met with a group
of Ag Seniors in St. Louis as guests of the
Danforth Foundation. I first saw the 41
other students on the last Sunday after-
noon of July at Lee Hall on the Wash-
ington University campus. The thing that
was the most surprising to all of us, was
the little we knew about what was going
to be happening for the next 14 days.
Not a one of us had any idea as to ex-
actly what was expected of us. Ed Saun-
ders, who had been on this fellowship in
1954 had told me only two things; (1)
be there and enjoy yourself because they
are doing this all for you and want noth-
ing in return, and (2) take plenty of
white shirts for "office wear". Very few
of us had ever heard of Washington Uni-
versity, until we were told that was where
we were to stay. But to my amazement,
it is a university with an enrollment
larger than our own Alma Mater, and has
one of the world's finest medical schools.
I guess football sort of gives us a distorted
idea of which colleges and universities
are really doing a good job.
The next day we boarded a bus to go
for a "three day tour of the Purina Re-
search Farm-bring your toothbrushes",
and finally the mystery man appeared.
He introduced himself as Sindy, Public
Relations Director for Purina, and said
"follow me, men"-and away we went.
The farm covers nearly 8oo acres of roll-
ing hills with Loessial soil, just west of
Gray Summit, Missouri. This was to be
our home for the next three days, with
all of the milk, meat, rice, potatoes, vege-
tables, chicken, ice cream, soup, crackers,
etc. we could eat. Immediately after eat-
ing lunch, we started making tours of the
various units of the farm. For all three
days at Gray Summit we were kept busy
with talks, tours, and note taking, picture

PAGE SIX


taking, and work parties at the farm
pond. It was at the Research Farm that I
first heard of "green ducks", and the
elevated turkey houses got the nick-name
of "Churchill Downs", at the insistence
of Kentucky, as well as seeing the famed
Purina Dog Kennels, Yorkshire Swine
Herd, and high butterfat Holstein-Frie-
sian cows.
A highlight of our farm time was the
softball game played between the "col-
lege boys" and the farm team. The farm
employs over 1oo people, and tests Purina
feeds for poultry of all kinds, sheep,
swine, beef cattle, dairy cattle, wild game
animals of many types, pigeons, and dogs,
and also tests the sanitation products and
develops the farm management practices
recommended by the company, so they
have a wide field from which to select
their players. Thus 1955 was only the
fourth time since 1929 that the farm team
was beaten. "Pappy" has pitched each
game played since 1929, and this was the
first year he called for relief.
After three days at the research farm,
we returned to Washington University to
spend the rest of the two weeks at the
headquarters of the Ralston-Purina
Company. Each day we would take the
one hour trolley ride to the "office", and
from 8 till 5 we heard lectures from the
executives and research workers of Pur-
ina. Two men in particular came to be
the most welcomed for our "conferences";
they were Herb Shaefer, Director of Nu-
trition who has a philosophy that is all
American, and A. W. Moise, Director of
Personnel. Of interest to me was the fact
that Mr. Moise is a graduate chemical
engineer-but likes people more. We
heard lectures on the following topics:
"A Typical American Corporation; Com-
mercial Scientific Research; Proteins
and Amino Acids; Carbohydrates and
their Function in Nutrition; Fat Solu-
ble Vitamins and Hormones; Water Solu-
ble Vitamins and Anti-biotics; Minerals
their function in Nutrition; Laboratory
Methods used in Analytical Research;
Laboratory Methods used in Nutritional
Research; Selection, Training, Promo-
tion, and Morale of Personnel; How to
get the Job You Want; Laboratory Ani-
mals; Corporation Organization; Manu-
facture of Cereals; Disinfectants and their
Test Methods; Laboratory Methods used
in Disease Diagnosis; Credit Ratings;
Job Applications; and Your Opportuni-
ties". Where else can you learn so much
about so many things in such a short
time? It is for this reason particularly-
that of tying up the loose ends to the
many varied and supposedly unrelated
courses we have taken in college that
(Continued on page 16)


Rural Youth Conference
by James Lee

RURAL YOUTH from the University of
Florida and Florida State University
met on the campus of Florida State Uni-
versity March 9th and loth for the Ninth
Rural Youth Conference. The Conference
is an annual event that gives the students
of the two universities who are interested
in rural youth an opportunity to get to-
gether for the discussion of various prob-
lems that are of great concern to all
youth. The conference is sponsored
through the combined efforts of the Uni-
versity of Florida and the Florida State
University Collegiate 4-H Clubs in co-
operation with the Florida Agricultural
Extension Service.
The Rural Youth Conference dates
back to the mid-thirties when the Uni-
versity of Florida was strictly a boys'
school and Florida State University was
Florida State College for women. Natur-
ally on the weekends quite a few boys
went to Tallahassee, and it was inevita-
ble that these social events would bring
together some members of the University
of Florida Agricultural Club and FSCW
4-H Club.
These unorganized social events of
1933, 1934, 1935, and 1936 were the fore-
runners of the first Rural Youth Con-
ference.
In the fall of 1937, while Sidney P.
Marshall was president of the Ag Club
and Doris McCullough was presiding over
the College 4-H 'ers, a committee from
each of these organizations met. The
planning was assisted by Dr. P. H. Senn,
advisor of the Ag Club, and Miss Mary
E. Keown, College 4-H advisor.
February 26, 1938 marked the opening
of the first Rural Youth Conference ever
to be held; not only in Florida, but in the
United States. Members of the Alpha
Gamma Rho Fraternity evacuated their
house so that the twenty-five girls from
Tallahassee would have a place to stay.
The theme for this first conference was,
"Needs of Rural Youth in Florida; How
Young People Can Help Meet Them".
The seriousness and interest which
these young people showed in the first
conference was hailed enthusiastically by
Dean Wilmon Newell and others of the
College of Agriculture. These educators
felt that youth leaders could help to
enlighten other students to the needs
of Florida's rural youth and how the
youth of the state could help to full
fill these needs.
The conferences which followed in
1939 and 1940 and after the war years
in 1949 were of equal seriousness and
interest.
In 1950 a college 4-H Club was organ-
ized at the University of Florida. This
group joined with the Ag Club and the
(Continued on page iO)


THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER

















Presenting





Ezra Taft Benson


YOUR EDITOR has asked me to give my
"advice to a student studying agri-
culture at the present time." I am hon-
ored to be invited to appear before you
in the columns of THE COLLEGE
FARMER.
The student who intends to make agri-
culture his career in any one of its mul-
titude of avenues should, of course, learn
as much as possible about animal and
plant husbandry, farm economics, and
the various and complicated sciences
which enter into modern agriculture.
The student in this field must recog-
nize that what is accepted as sound prac-
tice today may be outmoded tomorrow.
Vast changes have come in agriculture
since I was a boy on an Idaho farm. In
laboratories, in experiment stations, in
the fields of chemistry and electronics,
and on the drawing boards of equipment
manufacturers are plans which will make
today's practices obsolete.
Young people must prepare for changes
in agriculture which will be as sweeping
as those which were brought about be-
tween the two World Wars. Machinery
revolutionized agriculture in a few short
years. Even more startling changes can
be expected to be brought about as we
learn to apply discoveries of science. It
may turn out that our present practices,
much as we admire them now, are crude
and costly compared with the advance-
ment which tomorrow will bring.
In the lifetime of the present genera-
tion of college age, I have no doubt that
without new techniques of production it
would be impossible for our land to feed
all of the people living in this country
as adequately as they will wish to be fed.
While we are presently able to supply a
great deal more of some commodities
than we consume, population is growing
rapidly and our people are seeking ever-
better diets. Without the continuing con-
tributions of agricultural research, pro-


ductisn and consumption. would very
soon be in delicate, even critical, balance
and our national standard of living
would inevitably begin to decline. It
will be increasingly necessary to employ
scientific know-how in the realm of chem-
istry, genetics, and perhaps weather con-
trol (this, too, may be in the works) to
meet our food and fiber needs of tomor-
row.
Born in Idaho in 1899, I have seen
many revolutionary changes come in ag-
riculture. When I was young the farming
methods were little changed from those
employed by my great-grandfather, one
of the original pioneers who entered the
Salt Lake Valley with Brigham Young
in 1847. During my early manhood in
Idaho draft animals still supplied the
power, augmented by the power of hu-
man muscles. The plows which horses or
oxen drew were little improved over
those which the first settlers on our con-
tinent used.
In studying to be successful in agri-
culture today, the young person must
prepare himself for changes even more
revolutionary than those I have observed
since leaving Oneida State Academy at
Preston, Idaho, in 1918.
I was asked to sketch my scholastic and
business background. After leaving the
preparatory school in Idaho I attended
Utah State Agricultural College; Brigham
Young University at Provo, Utah; Iowa
State College (on a scholarship) and the
University of California, where I did
graduate work in 1937-38. At Iowa State I
was elected to Gamma Sigma Delta, hon-
or society of agriculture.
I at one time served as county agricul-
tural agent in Idaho and as an extension
economist and marketing specialist at
the University of Idaho. I was instrument-
al in the organization of the Idaho Co-
operative Council and served from 1939
to 1944 as Executive Secretary of the


National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
with headquarters in Washington. I have
been a member of the American Institute
of Cooperation, a director of the Farm
Foundation, served on the National Ag-
ricultural Advisory Committee appointed
by President Roosevelt during World
War II and was a delegate to the first
International conference of Farm Organ-
izations in London in 1946.
While my business life has been wrap-
ped up closely with agriculture or re-
lated activity, I have had much exper-
ience outside that realm in addition to
my family life.
From 1921 to 1923 I served as a mis-
sionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints in the British Isles. In
1943 my church made me a member of
the Council of Twelve Apostles and as
such I became one of the General Author-
ities of the Church. In 1946 my Church
sent me abroad as President of its Euro-
pean Mission.
Scouting has also been a rewarding
experience. I have been a scoutmaster, a
scout commissioner and have held other
offices in the Boy Scout organization.
The Silver Antelope award in 1951 and
the higher scouting honor, Silver Buf-
falo, in 1954 are two honors which I hold
very dear and will always cherish.
I recall these excursions outside my
career in agriculture to point out that a
student in this or any other field should
so arrange his affairs as to leave time for
his family, for his church, for civic en-
deavors and for service, when called
upon to his country.
If I were to start out again, certainly I
would enroll in a college of agriculture
and again embark upon a career in the
agricultural field. It has been richly re-
warding, I have seen many dramatic
changes in that field, and tomorrow's
challenges beckon to the pioneering in-
stinct which is in the hearts of all of us.


MARCH, 1956


PAGE SEVEN












Student


Government Representatives

By Joe Brown


Bill Crowley Ann Wallis
Executive Council Executive Council


Richard McRae
Honor Court


W INNING ELECTIONS is not new to Wil-
liam K. (Bill) Crowley. His latest
victory made him a member of the Stu-
dent Government Executive Council, rep-
resenting the College of Agriculture.
Crowley, a 2o-year-old junior from
Sarasota, was elected to the Executive
Council in the spring campus election.
His major is Agriculture Education.
He has been active in FFA and 4-H
Club work since high school, serving as
secretary and reporter in FFA and presi-
dent, vice president, secretary and treas-
urer in 4-H. He is a State Farmer and
has been on livestock judging teams for
the FFA and 4-H.
In other activities Crowley is a past
president, vice president and secretary-
treasurer in the Methodist Youth Fellow-
ship; Senator of Boy's State; treasurer of
Sailor Circus in which he won a letter
at Sarasota High; and is now historian of
Aqua-Gators.
He has won five first places in live-
stock shows, first place in lecture exhibi-
tions at Florida State Fair and a letter
and emblem for outstanding work in
FFA.

OF THE total weight of a beef animal on
the hoof, only about 55 percent, on the
average, can be used for human food. Of
this useable beef, 51 percent comes from
the forequarters, 49 percent from the
hindquarters.


SIss ANN Wallis, 2o-year-old junior from
Ocala, was elected to the Sudent
Government Executive Council, represen-
ting the College of Agriculture, in campus
elections this spring.
Ann is majoring in floriculture in the
department of Horticulture. She will rep-
resent the College of Agriculture as a
member of the executive council during
the 1)5(i-'57 school year.
She started her college career at Mary
Washington College of the University of
Virginia but transferred to the University
of Florida during her sophomore year.
She transferred because she was interested
in floriculture and the other college did
not offer a degree in this field.
Ann is a member of Thyrsus and Delta
Delta Delta Sorority. She is past vice
president of the Women's Intramural
Board, and served on the Ag. Fair com-
mittee this year.
In high school she was a member of
the National Honorary Society, National
Thespian Club, Physical Education Club
and Spanish Club.

Power is built up only to fall, un-
less it rests on the one solid basis-the
basis of the spirit. The continual struggle
to preserve the moral basis of the nation's
strength-through the arts, education and
thought-is the strongest bulwark of
national security. 7aime Torres Bodel.


RICHARD McRAE is the new Honor Court
Justice from the College of Agricul-
ture. He was elected in the spring campus
elections from the Florida Party slate.
McRae, 2o, is a junior from McIntosh
and is studying Animal Husbandry. He
is a member of Block and Bridle Club,
FFA, and is pledgemaster of Alpha Gam-
ma Rho Fraternity. He is the managing
editor of the College Farmer and its past
circulation manager.
Agriculture has always been his major
interest. He is a State Farmer and FFA
Vice President. He is a member of the
University Meat Judging Team and has
represented them at the National Col-
legiate Meat Judging Contest in Chicago.

RUISES, INJURIES and death losses
which occur while cattle are being
shipped to market add up to millions of
dollars each year, the American Veterin-
ary Medical Association reported this
week.
Tests conducted indicate that about
one out of every 15 head of cattle mar-
keted is bruised or injured in such a
manner that there is a loss of about six
dollars on that animal, or there is an
average loss of 40 cents on each and every
animal marketed.
However, marketing specialists point
out that much of this loss could be pre-
vented by more careful handling of stock
at both the farm and the market.


THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER


PAGE EIGHT





















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PAGE NINE


MARCH, 1956


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by Alton Crozier-
Ag. Fair Chairman


"IT'S BIGGER and better than ever be-
Sfore!" This could be heard time and
again as people passed through our fine
exhibits which were entered in the Fair
this year. The annual Agricultural Fair
which is sponsored by the Alpha Zeta,
was held in the new Agricultural En-
gineering Building on Radio Road, lo-
cated just south of the main campus of
the University of Florida.
The history of the Ag. Fair is quite in-
teresting. The Fair can be traced back
to a mutt dog show which was held in
the early thirties for the children of
Gainesville to bring their pets and get
them all cleaned up and prizes were
awarded to the best entries. This' grew to
be a problem due to the many dog fights
and number of dogs which were entered
each year and was discontinued. Along
about the same time the Florida Baby
Chick, Poult, and Egg Show was held
for the chick raisers and hatchery men in
the state to exhibit some of their chicks
and eggs. This show has been held each
year normally as a main feature in itself


and in the late 40's was held in conjunc-
tion with the Ag. Fair as both groups
felt that here was the place for such a
show to be held. There was also a live-
stock show which worked in with the
Fair for a few years. Desire to exhibit
some of the new methods of other depart-
ments in the College of Agriculture
brought in additional exhibits. By this
time this Fair had grown to such propor-
tions that an organized body was needed
to make necessary arrangements for the
Fair. Alpha Zeta, the national honorary
leadership and scholarship fraternity was,
the natural organization to assume this
responsibility and has sponsored the Fair
for the past 12 years.
There is much preparation necessary
to sponsor an Ag. Fair other than the set-
ting up of the exhibits. Committees were
set up to handle advertising, electrical
needs, judging, commercial exhibits, and
concessions. However, the real job began
this year on Wednesday afternoon when
the exhibits started going up. This is an
inspiring sight to see beautiful exhibits


Front
Row,
Left
to
Right,
Marlene
Collette,
Adelaide
T Gonzales,
Durlene
Johnson,
Melise
Ross,
l. nBack
Row;
Jeanelle
Dobson,
Brownie
Whitsel,
Barbara
Moss,
And
Betty
Cook.


which have had many hours of student
labor being constructed for the benefit
of those who desire to know what we are
doing in the various organizations and
clubs in agriculture.
This year there were many fine ex-
hibits and the student effort along with,
in many instances, departmental faculty
help was tremendous. There were ex-
hibits from nine clubs in agriculture.
The Thyrsus Horticultural Club en-
tered an exhibit based on the theme
"Your Florida Home and Garden" which
had beautiful flowers, a waterfall, lawn,
ornamental arrangements, a citrus and
vegetable display and a kitchen showing
food processing. Much work and prepara-
tion was evident in this exhibit.
The American Society of Agronomy
and Soils had as their theme "Crops of
the World" in which corn, wheat, cotton,
tobacco, and rice were demonstrated. The
students also constructed a large globe
which revolved so that the main agricul-
tural areas producing these crops could
be shown.
Forestry Club had as their exhibit a
display of tools used in the pulpwood
industry, showing the difference in size
of yield from different sized pulpwood
trees. Also educational slides were shown
depicting the pulpwood industry.
The Block and Bridle Club had an
attractive exhibit built around the theme
"The Meat We Eat" which depicted a
huge meat case with a large plate glass
window. Inside the meat case was a dem-
onstration of the various cuts of beef
which we normally find in the grocery
store along with a comparsion between
the various cuts. One of the amazing
things about this exhibit was that al-
though constructed out of card board
and wood the temperature was held down
some 20 degrees below that of outside
temperature of around 520 F.
The Dairy Science Club showed the
benefits derived from a good pasture

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Forestry
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duction charts based upon experiments
with the various pastures was very infor-
mative along with literature on the sub-
ject which was accessible.
The Newell Entomology Society dis-
played insecticides and equipment used
in and around the home and garden.
There was a demonstration of honey ex-
traction, and free samples were passed
out. The NES Club also sold honey at a
good bargain to those in attendance at
the Fair.
The 4-H Club here at the University
of Florida had a colorful exhibit with
demonstrations by different students
from a local 4-H Club every few hours
which gave information on forest fire
prevention.
The Future Farmers of America had
an exhibit which covered all fields of ed-
ucation and agriculture which a young
person would want to know and how
information could be obtained about the
Vocational Agriculture program.
The American Society of Agricultural
Engineers had an exhibit of farm machin-
ery, a welding demonstration and a com-
parison of yesterday's old ancient tractor
and today's modern tractor complete with
radio.
The Baby Chick, Poult and Egg Show
was very fine again this year and entries
from all over the state were judged. A-
wards were presented to the best entries.
There were some commercial exhibits
by local Gainesville dealers especially the
Central Tractor Company who had a
large tractor display.
The exhibits were judged on the basis
of educational value, attractiveness,
amount of work which went into them,
and originality of the display. Four judges
were used each judging on a separate
point. This year the judges were Assis,
tant Dean M. A. Brooker, J. Francis
Cooper, Marshall O. Watkins, and Wil-
liam Johnson, county agent from South
Carolina.


The Fair opened Friday at noon and
continued until io p. m. Friday night
and from Saturday at 9 a. m. until 6 p.
m. Saturday afternoon when the Queen
and court was presented and the trophy
was awarded to the club having the best
exhibit.
Alpha Tau Alpha, the honorary ag.
education fraternity sponsored the Queen
Contest, and this year Miss Durlene John-
son was selected from all other entries
as Agricultural Fair Queen for 1956. Miss
Brownie Wetsel and Miss Barbara Moss
were selected for the Queen's Court.
The trophy for the most outstanding
exhibit was presented to Thyrsus Horti-
cultural Club for a very excellent exhibit.
Much effort went into making this beau-
tiful display. Second place went to Ameri-
can Society of Agronomy, third to For-
estry and fourth to Block and Bridle.
Following the presentation of the
Queen the trophies and awards were pre-
sented to the winners of the Baby Chick,
Poult, and Egg Show.


The cooperation which went into
making this Fair a success was tremen-
dous. The Plant and Grounds Depart-
ment was always near, to lend a helping
hand. The Ag. Engineering Department
was very cooperative and many thanks
to Prof. Rogers, Head of the depart-
ment and Prof. Choate who coordinated
with us on the use of the building which
was an almost perfect location for the
Fair. Also recognition of the help of the
faculty and the extension service is de-
sirable because of the role that they
played in making the occasion that it was.
Ag. Fair serves to bring the students
and faculty in the College of Agriculture
closer together and promotes understand-
ing and cooperation between the various
departments in agriculture. Ag. Fair has
grown through the years until it is now a
part of our Open House here at the
University and will continue to strive
to promote agricultural interest on the
part of the students and the people of
Florida.


The
Meat
We
Eat
by
The
Block
and
Bridle
Club


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PAGE ELEVEN


MARCH, 1956


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Block And Bridle Field Trip
by Harriet Henry
Anne Cawthon
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1956, arrived
rainy, cold and bleak. The annual
four-day field trip began with a little de-
lay. All thirty-six of us were told to be in
front of Floyd Hall exactly at 6:oo a.m.
or we would be left. The "Nelson Break-
fast Club," an impromptu idea for an
early bite to eat, was half an hour late.
There had been some difficulty scramb-
ling two dozen eggs and dividing them
equally among the fourteen people break-
fasting at Nelson's house. The late comers
finally arrived, however, and found their
seats among the snoozing members on the
bus. We were on our way!
The advisors' for the trip were Mr.
Loggins, regular advisor to the Block
and Bridle Club, and Dr. Koger of the
Animal Husbandry Department.
The first day of the trip, we visited
the ranches of Mr. Odis Cowart, Mr.
Pardi and Mr. Jay B. Starkey. Among
other things, we saw some hegari silage,
Braford cattle and a cutting horse exposi-
tion. Back on the bus after a busy day,
we were entertained by Fred Bishop, his
guitar and some strong voiced members
with their version of "Cattle Call." We
stopped for the night in Tampa.
Friday morning began at 6:30 when
we all crowded into a restaurant near
the hotel for breakfast. By 7:oo we were
on our way to the first stop, Massero
Brothers, a feed lot operation. Other
stops that day were Colonial Feed Lot,
Selby's, the Ona Agriculture Station and
T. Hart's. We saw feed lot operations,
experiments with stilbestrol, purebred
Angus cattle, Charolaises and Charolaise
crosses. That night we spent in Wau-
chula, watching television and catching
up on needed sleep.
Saturday we visited Minor Jones' pure-
bred Hereford farm and commercial
operation and learned about the inter-
esting pasture program used there. We
were given a delicious meal at noon,
compliments of E. L. Cole. That after-
noon we visited the Barton Fertilizer
Plant and Phosphate Mine near Bartow.
We went up into a huge dragline which
operates a 40 ton scoop. Later in the
afternoon our group arrived in Kissim-
mee. We saw the Pure Bred Show and
went to the Silver Spurs Rodeo that
night. This was a real treat.
"The last day of the trip came too soon
andc the morning started too early. The
first stop on Sunday was H. 0. Partin's
ranch. Mr. Partin explained his pasture
program, showed us his purebred Brah-
man herd and loaded us up with all the
oranges we could carry away. The next
stop was A. Duda's and Sons. Here we
saw purebred Brahmans and a commer-
cial cattle operation on some very fine
pasture. Mr. Tucker gave us a "ham-

PAGE TWELVE


Poultry Science Club
by Herman Jones
THE POULTRY Science Club again spon-
sored the annual Florida Baby
Chick, Poult and Egg Show in conjunc-
tion with the Ag. Fair. The number of
entries of chicks and poults surpassed
any year so tar. We had 2225 day old
baby chicks and 175 poults (for those
wanting to know what a poult it-it is a
baby turkey). The Grand prize for the
best entry of chicks and poults went to
Florida State Hatcheries of Gainesville.
The winning chicks were White Ply-
mouth Rocks and the poults were Small
Beltsville White.
In the Egg Show we have three dif-
ferent divisions: the Open Show (for the
producers out in the poultry field) and
the Grand prize was taken by Tindall's
Farm 8c Hatchery of St. Augustine. The
FFA chapter winning the Grand prize in
its division was Melrose Chapter. In the
Collegiate Show the winner was Robert
A. Sey from Jacksonville Beach.
The chairman for the Baby Chick
and Poult Show was Parker Anthony, the
Egg Show Chairman was Bobby Holmes.
General Chairman was Herman O.
Jones, Jr.

Society Of Ag. Engineers
by Harold Heath
IKE THE other organizations in the
College of Agriculture we have just
completed a busy period of preparation
for Ag. Fair. Our Ag. Fair committee
was charged with the responsibilities of
displays, organization, and coordination.
Members of the committee also selected
our Fair Queen contestant. Members of
the committee were Bob Adams, Bob
Vosloh, and J. D. Cauter.
The Society's Honor Key was awarded
to selected past and present members at
the February 2oth meeting. Graduates
Joe Ross, Harold Spell, and Tom Cris-
well, and seniors Art Wood and Fred
Cross, each incurred the award which
is based on scholarship and interest in
Agricultural Engineering.
For the second semester we have plan-
ned regularly scheduled meetings with
guest speakers and refreshments after the
business session. Anyone interested in
Ag. Engineering is invited to attend. Of-
ficers for the second semester are Fred
Cross, president; Art Wood, vice presi-
dent; Paige Choate, secretary-treasurer;
and Harold Heath, Scribe.

burger and fixings feast" before we left
Duda's. This was our last stop and it
was a long ride from Cocoa to Gaines-
ville, but the old bus made it around
b:oo. The group was tired and sleepy
but we all had many pleasant memories,
and a whole store of interesting and
practical information.


F. F. A. Notes
by Tom Rowand
"Learning to Do"
"Doing to Learn"
"Earning to Live"
"Living to Serve"
THIS IS the motto of the Future Farm-
ers of America. This is the motto
of the collegiate chapter with a little
more accent on the "Learning" and the
"Serving."
The purpose of the collegiate chapter
is to train teachers of vocational agricul-
ture. In this training we learn by doing.
One of our projects this semester was the
aiding of the state association with State
F.F.A. Day at the Florida State Fair in
Tampa. Another will be helping with
the Sub-District and District F.F.A. con-
tests.
Not all our activities are work however,
as was exemplified at our last meeting
which was held in College Park where a
weiner roast was enjoyed by the mem-
bers and their families. On April 18 our
annual banquet will be held at the Ala-
chua High School.
These activities have been led by our
chapter officers: Jim Cook, president;
Curtis Marlow, vice president; Alto
Straughn, secretary; Ernest Wheaton,
treasurer; and Tom Rowand, reporter.


Alpha Tau Alpha
by Bill Gunter
LPHA TAU Alpha, honorary agricul-
tural education fraternity, initiated
to new members into its number in cere-
monies held recently. The new initiates
are Bob Ford; Richard T. Gavin; Charles
H. Williams; Ted Szanzi; W. A. Gay;
Dudley Heflin; George D. Heidelbaugh;
L. H. Terrell; A. R. Rabina; and R. C.
Pacariem. The new members and alumni
were honored at the Fraternity's annual
spring banquet held at the Primrose
Grill, April 18.
ATA members have been busy this
semester with various activities such as
sponsorship of the Agricultural Fair
Queen Contest. Dempsey Thomas chair-
maned the committee that planned and
regulated the contest which ended in the
selection of Miss Durlene Johnson as the
1956 Ag. Fair Queen. Another activity
has been the revision of the local consti-
tution to provide a more workable pro-
cedure for electing new members. Paul
Fleming was chairman of this committee.
Alpha Tau Alpha spring semester of-
ficers are: Charles Shackelford, president;
Zack Warthrick, first vice president; Jim
Cook, second vice president; Tom Row-
and, secretary; Bill Whaley, treasurer;
Bill Gunter, reporter; and Walter M\assey,
sentinel.

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Introducing

Dr. Norbert J. Scully Dr. O. Charles Ruelke
by Jim Quincey


A NEW addition to our botany staff
at the University of Florida is Dr.
Norbert J. Scully. Dr. Scully was born
in Chicago, Illinois. He is married and
is the father of four children, two boys
and two girls.
Dr. Scully received his B. S. Degree in
biology and botany at St. Mary's College
in 1937, and his M. S. and Ph. D. de-
grees from the University of Chicago in
1940 and 1942. He was associated with
the USDA from June 1941 to June 1946
as an associate physiologist. He was an
instructor at Loyola University from
June 1945 to July 1947; was an assistant
professor at the University of Chicago
from July 1947 to July 1948; and from
July 1948 to November 1955 he was at
the Argonne National Laboratory.
Dr. Scully is head of the department of
Botany in the College of Agriculture and
is also head of the Botany department
in the Agricultural Experiment Station
which is a new addition to the study and
research in botany at the University of
Florida.
At the Argonne Laboratories, his work
was with research connected with the ap-
plication of atomic energy techniques to
the study of plants and animals. In ad-
dition he has concentrated on the study
of the effects of light quality and quantity
upon plant growth and development. He
is still connected with the Argonne Na-
tional Laboratory as a research associate
and is serving as a consultant to the
Medical College of Virginia, and acting
as a collaborator with the USDA at Belts-
ville, Maryland.
Dr. Scully's work has been widely pub-
licized in professional and technical pub-
lications, as well as the newspapers, pop-
ular magazines, radio and television
media. Certainly we are fortunate to have
a man of Dr. Scully's ability join the staff
of agricultural professors and advisors at
the University of Florida.

PAGE FOURTEEN


" ET YOUR notebooks and x
3 four or five pages of not
the next hour," is a new but a
miliar sound in Agronomy cl
semester as we introduce a new
professor in our Agronomy De
This new personality is Dr. O
Ruelke.
Dr. Ruelke comes to us from
dairyland, his hometown being
Wisconsin. Perhaps many farm
miliar with the nationally kno'
of "Oshkosh B' Gosh" overalls
manufactured in Dr. Ruelke's h
Dr. Ruelke was reared on a d
As an agricultural student in hi
he was active in the FFA and
the State Farmer degree. Afte
tion from high school in 1940 1
with his dad until he entered th
sity of Wisconsin in 1947. D
graduated from the University
consin in June 1950 with a B
Science Degree in Agricultura
tion. He taught vocational a
for one year before entering
work at the University of Wisce
received his Ph. D. in Agronom
1955. While in graduate school I
carried out research dealing
trends of cold resistance du
winter and survival following
tion in medium red clover, ladi
and common white clover and
wintering trends of carbohy
influenced by fall cutting ti
August 1, 1955 Dr. Ruelke j
staff at the University of Flori
joint appointment, that of
Professor of Agronomy and ass
ronomist for the College of A1
His major work here is in
courses in agronomy, which incl
Ecology, Pastures, Forage an
Crops, and undergraduate Se
Agronomy. His present resear
U. of F. deals with physiological


Dairy Science Club
by Robert Moseley
M/ ARCH THE 17th was a big day for the
V Dairy Science Club. It brought the
Department staff, employees, students
and their families together at the Dairy
Research Unit for their annual barbecue.
Credit went to Doug Boyette for the
excellent food and well organized menu.
Many of the faculty wives supplied home
baked cakes of all varieties.
The evening's entertainment was dir-
L ected by Bill Harrod and was made up
entirely from students. The program
opened with western tunes followed by a
novelty number on the harmonica played
by Bob Janulet and a few piano numbers.
The western music was liked so well that
it was brought back to close the show.
Dr. E. W. Cake, master of ceremonies,
added the spice to the program.
Compliments go to Dr. H. H. Wilkow-
ske, faculty advisor and George Milicevic,
ve'll take Jr., president.
es during Among the special guests were Dr. M.
already fa- A. Brooker, Assistant Dean of the College
asses this of Agriculture, and Mrs. Brooker; Profes-
popular sor Scott, past Chief Dairy Supervisor;
apartment. and Dr. Rothe, State Dairy Supervisor.
.Charles The Ag. Fair committee was headed by
Dick Holtsclaw. Charlie Dunnigan and
America's Charlie Becker were the committee mem-
Oshkosh, bers. The object was to give a planned
rs are fa- yearly pasture program and show how
wn brand better pastures give greater profits by
which are reduction of feed costs. It showed three
hometown. pastures-excellent, fair, and poor, and
airy farm. the amount of supplement needed to
gh school produce 30 pounds of 4% milk, the cost
Received of each and the total feed cost for the
r gradua- milk. Some literature was handed out
ie farmed which gave more detailed information.
Le Univer- On Monday, the 9th of March, the
r. Ruelke Dairy Science Club held its election of
of Wis- officers. Doug Boyette, from Hollywood,
ichelor of is the new president; James Thornhill of
al Educa- Winter Haven, vice president; Karen
agriculture Berls of St. Augustine, secretary-treasurer;
graduate Robert Moseley of Winter Park, reporter;
onsin. He and Dr. H. H. Wilkowske is faculty ad-
v in Tune visor.


)r. Ruelke
with the
ring the
g desicca-
no clover,
the over-
drates as
treatments .
oined the
da with a
Assistant
distant ag-
griculture.
teaching
ude, Crop
id Cover
minar in
:h at the
responses


of forage crops to environmental vari-
ables.
Dr. Ruelke has been very active in sev-
eral organizational clubs. These include
membership in the Saddle and Sirloin
Club at the University of Wisconsin,
which is similar to our Block and Bridle
Club; the Blue shield Country Life Club;
and he served as business manager of the
Wisconsin Country Magazine, a publica-
tion at the University of Wisconsin some-
what like our COLLEGE FARMER. Dr.
Ruelke is a member of the following
professional fraternities; Alpha Zeta, Sig-
ma Xi, and Phi Sigma.
He has said that he likes Florida as a
home very much and we welcome him to
the University of Florida.


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Opportunity
(Continued from page 6)
preference for these fellowships are usual-
ly given to poultry, dairy, and animal
husbandry students. However, in our
group were entomology, horticulture
(both ornamental and a citrus major
from Arizona), agronomy, and rural
economy and sociology students.
Each day was very different from the
previous one. We didn't have lectures
every day, as much of our time was spent
in tours of various businesses and points
of interest around St. Louis. One day
was spent at the National Stock Yards in
East St. Louis as guests of Swift and Com-
pany. This is one of the nation's largest
swine markets, and handles several thou-
sand head of sheep and cattle daily. The
Swift plant and pens cover nearly 37
acres, so we had a full day there. An-
other day was spent in the offices of the
Gardner Advertising Agency, which is one
of the more important advertising agen-
cies in the United States. They handle ad-
vertising for such companies as Eli Lily
(Stilbosol), Lockheed Aircraft, Pet Milk,
Ralston-Purina, Doane Agricultural Ser-
vice, and Anheuser-Busch. Until that
day, I had always considered advertising
agencies as somewhat of a leach on the
American business scene. Now, my eyes
are opened, and I realize their important
function in our modern systems of mass
production and selling. The amount of
research conducted on selling methods
by this one agency alone is tremendous.
They maintain a panel of 2,000 house-
wives to test all houseware products that
their clients want to put on the market.
One company was just starting to put an
instant cake mix on the market, and the
research done on this one little item
was recorded on literally tons of paper.
Part of another clay was spent in a whole-
sale egg processing plant, and, of course,
some time was spent in the Merchants
Exchange of St. Louis. We spent one af-
ternoon seeing the sights of St. Louis and
at the St. Louis Zoo, which is second only
to the Bronx Zoo in New York.
One night was spent watching the Car-
dinals lose to the New York Giants (from


a choice seat behind home plate), an-
other at the movie, "Cinerama Holiday",
and another night at the municipal opera
watching an open air performance of
Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King
and I". Generally we stayed in our rooms
and worked on our notebooks at night.
The last two weeks of the fellowship
were spent at Camp Miniwanca in west-
ern Michigan. We took a train to Chi-
cago where we had an eight hour lay-over
to allow us to view the "windy city", and
to get acquainted with the Home Ec
Seniors who were on their way home
from Miniwanca. Those 48 girls were on
Danforth Fellowships just as we were,
but their programs started two weeks
earlier than ours. Camp Miniwanca is
operated by the American Youth Foun-
dation and is located on the sand dunes
of Lake Michigan. Each morning at 6:oo
we were expected to get up and take a
morning dip in that cold lake-the tem-
perature varies between 45 and 7o F.
Our days were filled with classes and dis-
cussions on principles and actions of
Christian Leadership, and there was a
wide variety of athletic activities to fill
in any spare time. The American Youth
Foundation, as does all organizations
with which Mr. Danforth was intimately
associated, has as its basic slogan a "four-
fold way of living". They stress a balance
between Mental, Social, Physical, and Re-
ligious living.
One class in particular which made a
lasting impression was moderated by Mr.
Danforth, called "Life's Essentials". Each
day, some outstanding business leader
would come and speak to us on the things
that had made his life worth living. We
heard talks from people such as; George
Merck of Merck Chemicals; Milton Fair-
man, Director of Public Relations for the
Borden Company; G. W. Morrison, the
editor of Compressed Air Magazine:
Margaret Hickey, associate editor of La-
dies Home Journal; K. C. Towe, presi-
dent of American Cyanamid Company;
Jam Handy, former Olympic swimming
champion and now president of an ed-
ucational film corporation; and other
business, political, or spiritual leaders of
our nation.


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It was at Camp Miniwanca that I got
to know Gene Mixon, the Ag Freshman
from U of F who was the holder of the
Danforth Scholarship for the two weeks
at camp. Also at camp was Emory Weath-
erly, presently a freshman here at U of F.
Emory plans to work all of this summer
at Camp Miniwanca. He, like Gene and
me, is sold on the camp program, and de-
sires to return this summer.
If this doesn't sound like the greatest
opportunity now available for some ag
student graduating in 1957, then I have
failed to express to you just what is of-
fered, and how much it meant to me.
These fellowships have been given out
every year since 1929, and we here at
Florida should see that someone takes
advantage of them each year. ARE YOU
INTERESTED?
Dean Brooker is in charge of the com-
mittee which selects the U of F Danforth
Fellow, so see him about applying for
this four week summer fellowship in 1956.
William L. Alsmeyer
Danforth Fellow 1955


Rural Youth
(Continued from page 6)
Florida State University 4-H Club to
plan a fifth conference. There were so
many conflicts that it was postponed for
a year.
In the fall of 1951, a committee from
Gainesville met with a committee from
Tallahassee and began conference plan-
ning. On March 8, 1952 the conference
was in full swing with discussion that
centered around the theme "Rural Youth
Spotlights Education". Dr. J. Wayne
Reitz summarized the meeting and left
the conference members a resounding
challenge to carry out the decisions dis-
cussed.
The 1953 conference theme was "Have
I an Educated Heart?" It was held in
conjunction with the University of Flor-
ida's Ag Fair. The conference was sum-
marized by Mr. Romaine Smith.
Florida State University was the host-
(Continued on page 18)


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Youth Conference
(Continued from pae, 16)
ess for the 1954 conference. Dr. Sam
Neel, Chaplain, Florida State University,
was coordinator for this year's conference
on the theme "What Can I Believe."
"Person to Person" was the conference
theme for the April 15-1(i, 1955 confer-
ence. Miss Emmie Nelson, Field Rep-
resentative National Committee on Boys
and Girls Club work, Chicago, Illinois,
gave an inspirational talk and was co-
ordinator for the conference. This year's
conference was held on the University
of Florida Campus.
This year's conference was centered
around the theme "What Do You
Think?" It was started with a banquet
supper which was made possible by Mr.
James E. Gorman, Managing Director,
Florida Chain Store Council with the
cooperation of the Tallahassee Chamber
of Commerce, and the North Florida
Fair Association. Following the supper
the group heard an interesting and stir-
ring talk "Do You Think" given by Dr.
Mode L. Stone, Associate Dean of School
of Education, Florida State University.
Things got under way the next morn-
ing with Dr. Ruth J. Dales, Associate
professor, Home and Family Department,
Florida State University, speaking on the
topic "How Does an Effective Member
Think?"
Following a short recess the group re-
assembled and organized into small
groups to discuss some of the things that
had been brought out in the two talks.
This gave each member of the conference
an opportunity to express his opinions
and to ask questions. Some very interest-
ing and inspiring thoughts were brought
into the open during these group dis-
cussions.
After lunch the conference reassembled
and heard reports on what the different
discussion groups had discussed. Some
of the topics discussed were:
(1) What we as individuals think and
why.
(2) Thinking too long or not long
enough.
(33 Day dreaming, helpful or harm-
ful?
(4) Learning to get the most out of
everything that we do. After these re-
ports Dr. Dales along with the discussion
group leaders formed a panel to answer
any questions that the group might ask.
After some group singing, Mr. James
E. Gorman summarized the conference
and challenged the group to share with
others the things that they had gotten
out of the conference.
Not listed in the program of activities,
but one of the greatest attributes of such
a conference is to provide an opportunity
for fellowship and a personal exchange
of ideas.


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