Vol. 9, No. 3
Our Future Rests on Soil Fertility
America has grown strong largely be-
cause her people have eaten well. Eating
well means living well, working well.
Those are facts that some of us may over-
look. A thriving agricultural-industrial
system has put meat and potatoes on our
tables, white shirts on our backs, soft rugs
on our living room floors.
Such necessities, and niceties, come
largely from the soil. A lot of us need to
think of that. We need to remember that
a biscuit in the hand is just so much pro-
tein and starch and fat taken out of the
soil; that much of our clothing grows on
cotton stalks; that sheep are only walking
factories, eating weeds and grasses and
grains to grow wool on their bodies; that
such a flimsy thing as a paper napkin rep-
resents a mite of soil resource taken away
from our national stockpile of natural
If we will look upon our day-to-day
living in this light, we will understand
why a nation growing toward a hundred
and seventy million persons makes a ter-
rific drain upon soil resources. We will
realize why it is necessary for us to main-
tain the soil, even while using it.
Modern farm equipment makes the
application of soil conservation practices
both possible and profitable. It helps to
put "a future in soil fertility."
( JOHN DEERE
-* MOLINE, ILLINOIS
S Fanm. q n El ssza I39
Front of the new Animal Nutrition Lab. on Archer Road, which was dedicated last month.
Nutrition Lab is Boon to Farmers
by PATRICIA CLOSE
DEDICATION OF a new Nutrition Labora-
tory at the University of Florida last
month marked more and new benefits to
farmers and ranchers all over Florida.
The laboratory, a unit of the Depart-
ment of Animal Husbandry and Nutri-
tion, was established in 1939 to do re-
search work in studying numerous nutri-
tional problems that exist in Florida.
Head of the nutrition lab is Dr. George
K. Davis, who received a Ph. D. degree
The lab moved to its present location
on Archer Road in August, 1955, after
formerly occupying a frame building on
Radio Road. This old building was a
landmark on campus and was recently
torn down to make room for a parking
Six full-time staff members, eight
graduate students, and several technicians
operate the lab. Staff members work on
their own research projects and also co-
operate with other animal husbandry
units, such as the pure-bred beef farm
and the swine farm. Each graduate
student has his own research project, for
his thesis, which is usually closely related
to staff work. Some work is also done
with the various experiment stations in
Much of the work done by the lab
consists of feed analysis tests on forage
and cover crops. For example, in 1953,
over 800 samples of different materials
were subjected to a total of 7000 analyses.
Studies of feeds and feed ingredients
include: vitamin, trace mineral and
amino acid determination; feed evalua-
tion which includes feeding and digestion
trials; and cooperative work in evaluating
new feeds and developing new feed
products and mineral mixtures.
Sample analyses are performed for
county agents and farmers where ever
these samples have a possible application
in the lab research program. Otherwise,
little outside analytical work is done.
The laboratory doesn't analize mixed
concentrate feed since that is done by the
State Department of Agriculture. Co-
operation is close with the State Chemist's
office in Tallahassee with regard to the
permissible composition of many feeds
and feed ingredients.
One project is now in process to
determine availability of phosphorous
and phosphatic materials that are mined
in Florida and used as a mineral supple-
ment. Radioactive isotopes are used in
this determination and also in nutritive
problems concerning other minerals.
Over a number of years a great portion
of work has been done on mineral prob-
lems in the state, such as copper de-
ficiency and toxicity and molybdenum
toxicity. It has been found that copper
will counter-act molybdenum toxicity.
The toxic action of certain feed in-
gredients has also been investigated,
including studies with urea, fluorine and
an unknown factor of Indigofera hirsuta.
Several experiments are underway to
determine digestibility of various feed-
stuffs. Some of this is done in the usual
way by confining an animal to a digestion
stall and collecting his feces and urine.
From the undigested matter in the feces
the percent digestibility of the feed can
be determined. However, the lab has one
steer with a rumen fistula from which
rumen contents can be directly collected.
These contents are then put into an
artificial rumen in the lab to determine
A rumen fistula is an opening in the
side of a steer or cow that is directly con-
nected to the rumen, which is the first
part of the compound stomach. A plug
or "window" is kept in the opening and
can be removed or opened when it is so
One experiment is being done on the
feeding value of bagasse, which is the
residue of sugar cane after the juice has
been extracted. If bagasse is found to
have an appreciable feeding value it will
be of use as a supplemental feed in the
sugar cane areas.
Nutrient requirements of rabbits is
also being studied as little work has been
done in this field.
Rats are used at the lab as one of the
methods used in nutritional studies. They
are used as experimental animals to help
in arriving at procedures to be used in
study with larger animals. Large numbers
of rats can be used with little cost. Large
animal work will increase as facilities are
Teaching courses at the lab are on
the graduate level except for AL 427
which is Elementary Nutrition. Included
are courses in Advanced Nutrition,
Vitamins, Minerals, Special Techniques,
Problems and Research. Degrees offered
include the M.S.A. and Ph. D.
Work done by the Animal Nutrition
Laboratory has aided Florida in being
able to increase its quality of livestock
and will continue doing so in the years
The Florida College Farmer
Volume 9, Number 3 April, 1957
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Nutrition Lab is Boon to Farmers ................... ... 3
The Editor Thinks .................................... 4
Steer Has Built-in Bay W indow ........................ 5
Foresters Hold Woodchoppers Brawl .................... 6
FFA Helpers Recognized .............................. 6
Professor Powell Is Welcomed Home .................... 7
Murphey Is Named Prof. of the Year .................... 9
Gay Wins Tractor Driving Contest ..................... 9
Ag Extravaganza Is Success ........................ 0-11
Ag Ec Club Elects Covey ........................... .2
Alpha Zeta's General Secretary Visits ................... 12
Chick and Egg Show Draws Many Entries ............... 13
Genel News and Views By Sammy Sodbuster .............. 14
Want Ads and Unwanted Ads ......................... 15
Scholarships Offered Ag Students ....................... 15
Block and Bridle Busy In April ........................ 16
H ere's Jobs .......... ............................ 17
Droppin's ........................................ 18
This issue's cover picture shows the finalists in the Ag. Fair
Queen contest. They are, left to right, Sue Roberts, Toni
Heimbeck, Nancy Warner, Jo Ann Little.
Editor ................................ W m. Joe Brown
Associate Editors ................. Ewell Hagan, Pat Close
Business Manager .................. Emory D. Weatherly
Ass't. Business Manager .................... Erny Sellers
Circulation Manager...................... Fred Saunders
Circulation Assistants ........ Dean Griffin, James Thornhil,
Herman Hendrix, Jack Houle
Club Representatives ........ Pat Thomas, Ag. Ec.; Steve Hudson,
Alpha Zeta; Bob Croft, ASA; Paige Choate, ASAE; Ted Szanyi,
Alpha Tau Alpha; Harriet Henry, Block and Bridle; Bob Mosely,
Dairy Science; Joel Smith, Forestry; Bobby Holmes, FFA; Brant
Watson, Newell Entomological Society; Parker Anthony, Poultry
Science; Fred Saunders, Thyrsus; Jack Sellards, 4-H.
Dr. Clyde Driggers.
Note of Appreciation
Editors of THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER wish to
express their appreciation to J. Francis Cooper, extension
editor, Florida Extension Service, for his aid in obtaining
photographs for this issue of the magazine.
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, Dan McCarty Hall, Gainesville, Florida.
THERE IS no better way to introduce your new editor
of the FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER than here
on the editor's page.
Replacing Richard McRae, who has left the coun-
try, is Joe Brown.
For those who haven't heard, Dick is chasing can-
nibals away from the cows down in South Africa.
Since he will be graduating in June, a replacement
was named and given the nod by the Ag Council.
Your new editor is a senior, majoring in Agricul-
tural Journalism, who has worked on the FARMER as
an editorial assistant and as managing editor. He is
a member of Alpha Gamma Rho, social fraternity,
and Sigma Delta Chi, professional journalism fra-
ternity for men, and has worked on the GATOR and
THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN.
With a change in personnel comes a change in the
magazine. Each editor, or person, has his own ideas
and when given a chance will express them. There
is no better way to express them than in printed
This editor's idea is that the readers want things
on the lighter, livelier side, consequently, a lighter
magazine. Is this idea all wrong? Only you, the
readers, collectively can decide.
When you decide, don't keep it a secret. We, the
staff, would like to know your opinion-good, bad,
A sure way to get what you want in the magazine
is to let the staff know. We can take criticism and
appreciate praise. Go through the magazine, read
all of it, then write us about what you liked and dis-
liked in it. We are in Room 3o, Dan McCarty Hall,
University of Florida, Gainesville.
We would like to have every reader looking for-
ward to seeing the next issue of the FLORIDA COLLEGE
Incidentally, next issue is going to be a much larger
one than this month's. Read the feature on "Girl
Farmers." It will tell such things as the problems in-
volved in "mixed" classes in animal husbandry labs
We realize we can't please everyone but working
closely with you, the reader, we can satisfy the great-
It will be a pleasure and privilege to try.
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
this publication as a medium of expression. It is the voice of
the Florida Agricultural student.
THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER is printed by Cody Publications,
Inc., of Kissimmee, the publishers of the FLORIDA CATTLEMAN.
THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
Bovine Has Built-in Bay Window-This steer, with a removable window leading into his rumen, or fourth stomach, is giving researchers at the
University's nutrition laboratory "inside information" on the rumen's effect on feeds.
Nutrition Researchers Get "Inside Story" On Steer
A STEER WITH a window built into his
stomach may seem extraordinary to
most people but to men in nutrition
research it has been commonplace for
more than 30 years.
Cattle have been maintained for long
periods of time with windows built into
their stomachs for at least the last 35 years,
according to George K. Davis, animal
nutritionist, Florida Experiment Station.
The nutrition laboratory at the
University now has one of these animals
This "Bay-Windowed Bovine" is only
one of many things which might look or
Contents from the rumen are being removed
here. This is easily done by removing the
seem peculiar to visitors at the lab.
Other "peculiar" experiments include a
cage of white rats being used in a study
of tooth decay, and a cage of baby, female
chickens which have had testosterone
injected into them to make them grow up
The bi-sexual chickens are a special
project of Dr. T. J. Cunha's. They have
already grown combs and are beginning
Jaun C. Sala, a student from Lima,
Peru, working toward a Ph. D. degree, is
using the steer to find out if it is possible
to duplicate rumen digestion outside the
The window is actually a plug which
leads directly into the steer's rumen. It
has a plastic cap, which is screwed onto
the plug and acts as a window.
The plug doesn't go deep into the
animal since the rumen was pulled out
and sewn to the adominal wall and skin.
The insertion of the plug was made
after two operations performed by
veterinarians from Florida Experiment
Stations. The plug was made by the
University Machine Shop.
One of the most frequent questions
from visitors at the lab is if this hurts the
animal, Davis said. In reply to this
question, he says that aside from the
first pain from the incision, after the
anesthesia wore off, the steer has paid no
attention to the window.
Davis also calls attention to the fact
that this steer is valuable to science and
will, therefore, have a much longer life
span than the average steer.
The steer can be as playful as a
mustang or as gentle as a lamb. He runs,
jumps and kicks up his heels like a
young yearling bull.
Actually he is sort of a showoff and
ham. He seems to like having his picture
In other words, "Ole Inside Story" leads
a perfectly normal steer life-if you can
call a steer's life normal-except when
other steers his age are gone to where
good steers go, he'll still be around giving
researchers the "scoop."
The Plug-was made by the University machine
Herb Gould makes sawdust with the bicycle saw as Joel Smith (left) Tom Leetch swings a hearty axe as he trims the fallen trees.
and Harry Phillips stand by with the axes.
Foresters Throw Wood-Chopper's Brawl
UNDER THE guidance of Forestry Club
President, Ben Haislett, the Forestry
Club recently cut approximately a rail-
way car full of pulp wood from the
The profits from a cut of this kind go
into the coffers of the club and are used
as a basis for all of the activities of the
club during the year. All, or as many of
the club members as possible, join to
furnish the labor and the skilled help in
an endeavor of this kind.
Technical assistance was contributed
generously by Dr. Kaufman and Prof. Don
Post. Ed Hinkle and Jim Sands, both
students, contributed greatly from their
vast storehouse of practical knowledge to
the successful completion of the opera-
The club was greatly aided in this
operation by the donation of three chain
saws by local businessmen; Brice Loggers
Supply Co. and Howard Montgomery,
who also furnished the pallets and trucks
to the club. Montgomery also loaned
the club a man to do the falling, since
the greatest number of us have had no
great practical experience regarding this
The operation began at about eight
o'clock in the morning with everyone
meeting the bus behind Rolf Hall, last
Saturday. Once everyone arrived at the
cutting site in the forest all hands set
about with axes and chain saws in
limbing and bucking operations.
While one crew was handling these
features, another crew was beginning to
snake and haul the logs from the woods
to a landing. Most of this work was
done with a school tractor.
Many of the hands tried their luck at
the bucking with the chain saws. It was
said the next day however that a good
number of them had extremely sore backs
and arms. This definitely was not re-
stricted to just those using the chain
saws however; most everyone was pretty
weary at the end of the day.
The club furnished everyone with two
What-a-Burgers each and a large glass of
ice tea. This helped to set the crew in
motion after the noon-time break, but
there was a definite slowing of the pace
in the afternoon as the strain of unused
muscles began to show.
Jim Sands was the main bucker of the
day with the chain saw and Herb Gould
worked mightily with the bicycle saw.
These present included: C. Harris, J.
Rogers, B. Messerly, J. Sands, G. Eubank,
H. Hill, B. Haislett, H. Gould, J. Smith,
T. Olds, D. Jacobs, B. Gift, J. Laird, L.
Tolar, and Dennis Whitman.
The operation was completed at about
four o'clock in the afternoon and every-
one went home feeling sore, but with a
feeling of accomplishment.
The next club activity will be a
dinner for all members, faculty, alumni
and guests. This is to become an annual
affair and is to be held this year at the
Hotel Thomas. The date is the 26th of
Aggies Recognized for Service During FFA Day
EACH YEAR a number of University of
Florida ag students help with FFA Day
at the Florida State Fair. Again this
year 26 students went to Tampa and
assisted in registration of animals and
handling livestock judging.
In the March issue of the Agricultural
News Letter the following students were
omnil nrlti for their assistance during
this year's FFA Day:
Ray Barrow, Clyo Brannon, Earnest
Collins, Jim Cook, Bob Croft, Earl E.
Finley, Freddie G. Garner, Richard Gavin,
William Arlen Gay, Dean Griffin, Bob
Morris, Perry Norwood, Jr., Fred Shep-
herd, William Timmons, Ted Szanyi,
Jacques D. Waller, Watson Reid Wentz,
Charles Williams, J. Cesar Zepeda, Gus-
avo Perez, Gerado Mendoza, Lawrence L.
Murray, Hugo Cortes, Carlos Andia,
Robert Pryor, and Jerry Scott.
The bulletin stated that it was a
pleasure to recognize these students who
worked to make FFA Day a big success.
PAGE SIX THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
Powell Gets "Welcome"After
Whirlwind Tour of the State
W ELCOME HOME, Professor Powell.
This was the welcome extended a
University of Florida College of Agricul-
ture professor, when he finally made it to
Gainesville, after a whirlwind tour from
Atlanta to Tampa, to Miami and back to
Tampa, trying to get home.
Recipient of these greetings, as he
staggered wearily off the plane at Gaines-
ville Airport, was Prof. L. A. Powell,
Sr. of the Agriculture Economics Depart-
The welcoming committee, fully
equipped with banners and a public
address system, was made up of Professor
Powell's colleagues from Ag. Economics.
Prof. Powell had caught a plane from
Atlanta, after attending a meeting there.
He was to reach Gainesville Tuesday
afternoon, but fate was against him.
Gainesville was fogged in and the plane
couldn't land, so it went on to Tampa.
In Tampa he found that the next
flight back to Gainesville left at 2:30
the next afternoon. Inquiring further,
he found that there was a flight out of
Miami, arriving in Gainesville at 8:30
the next morning. He decided to take a
chance. He caught another plane from
Tampa to Miami, hoping to make con-
nections with the Gainesville flight.
Again fate struck him below the belt-
the Gainesville flight had left when he
Determined, he caught the next flight
back to Tampa and waited for the 2:30
flight to Gainesville. He caught the
plane and arrived in Gainesville at
about 3:oo P. M. Wednesday. Tired and
sleepy, he stepped from the plane only
to face his unexpected welcome.
Dr. J. R. Greenman stepped up on the
ramp and welcomed him "on behalf of
the economics dept. of the Univ. of Fla."
Dr. M. R. Godwin and Prof. N. K.
Roberts held the banner which read
"Welcome Home, Professor Powell."
Prof. Clyde E. Murphree, with ful'
public address facilities, gave the welcom-
ing speech. He started with, "We know
that your presence will richly enhance the
future of this institution," and went on
Dr. George Capel, dressed out in a'
"scoop" hat with oversized press card
attached, and carrying a press camera,
pencil and pad, represented the "press."
Others in the committee were Ed
Horton, Fred Anderson, W. T. Manley,
graduate students, and Prof. Powell's
Prof. Powell smiled at the group-
There were about 30 other people, not
connected with the "welcoming com-
mittee," at the airport. One lady walked
up to Ed Horton and asked who the
dignitary was. Ed answered, "He's a
Alter much harassing, the "committee"
finally left Prof. Powell go home to some
much needed rest. They were going to
give him a "ride" home but then decided
to let his wife drive him.
The "welcoming committee" found out
about Prof. Powell's "travels" when h&
called his secretary from Tampa Wednes
day and told her to let his wife know he
would be home that afternoon.
LEADING GROWERS OF MANY CROPS DEPEND ON TOXAPHENE FOR SEASON-
INSECT CONTROL. FOR EXAMPLE, TOXAPHENE IS OFFICIALLY RECOMMEND
FOR CONTROL OF MORE COTTON INSECTS THAN ANY OTHER INSECTICIDE
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Murphey Named Top Prof.
In Ag. School for 1956-57
ONE OF the outstanding events of the
Ag. Fair this year was the naming of
Dr. Milledge Murphey "Professor of the
Year" in the College of Agriculture.
Dr. Murphey, of the Department of
Entomology, has been a respected and
well liked professor for the past ten years.
Selected by Alpha Zeta, the national
agricultural leadership fraternity, this
outstanding entomologist is the first pro-
fessor to receive this honor.
The Florida Chapter of Alpha Zeta
made the selection of Dr. Murphey from
the teaching and administrative staff of
the College of Agriculture based on
teaching ability, contributions'to the field
of agriculture and his interest in students
and student activities.
The-award is made to encourage better
teaching and closer relations between
faculty and students. Dr. Murphey is
recognized as an excellent instructor in
entomology and creates much interest in
his classes. His friendly nature and sin-
cere interest in students were factors in
his selection A certificate of this honor
is being presented Dr. Murphey and a
plaque is being prepared to be placed in
McCarty Hall containing his name and
future recipients of this award.
Dr. Murphey joined the teaching staff
of the College of Agriculture in '947.
Prior to coming to the University of
Florida he was entomologist for the
Georgia Department of Entomology for
5 years and was with the USDA as State
Leader of an insect control program in
Florida. His interests in entomology are
in the fields of apiculture, fruit and
vegetable insects and biological control.
He teaches these subjects at the Univer-
Dr. Murphy has been active in profes-
sional societies in entomology for several
years. He is president of the Florida
Entomological Society and a past presi-
dent of the Georgia Entomological Society,
He is a member of the Entomological
Society of America and a life member of
the Florida State Beekeepers Association.
Honor societies Dr. Murphey belongs to
include Alpha Zeta, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa
Phi, Phi Sigma and Alpha Phi Omega.
Dr. Murphey received his bachelor's
degree from the University of Florida in
1935 and the Doctor of Philosophy degree
from Oklahoma A & M College in 1953.
During World War II he was an infantry
officer in the European Theatre.
He is active in Boy Scout work and at
the present time is a member of the troop
committee of Troop 83, and is serving as
Dr. Milledge Murphey
President of the Alachua District Court
of Honor. Dr. Murphey is a Deacon of
the First Presbyterian Church in Gaines-
ville. He is married and has three
Jack Gay Wins Novel
Tractor Driving Event
IF You think parking your car in Gaines-
ville is rough, you should have tried
parking one of those tractors in the
tractor driving contest at the Ag. Fair.
The obstacle course involved backing
a tractor and trailer down a 4o-foot lane
with six inches clearance around a sharp
turn and backing it into a tight shed with
three inches clearance.
Out of eight contestants taking part in
the tricky tractor driving contest, dairy
science student Jack Gay emerged the
victor. He wheeled his tractor and trailer
through the course in jig time, winning a
set of mechanic's tools for his efforts.
Close behind was Jim Cunningham, an
Ag. Eng. student.
Judges for the event were Elwin Holmes
and J. B. Richardson from Agricultural
Engineering and Charles Bellow.
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Part of the first place exhibit at the Ag. Fair. This scdne shows how meat goes from the
ranch to the retail store. The other part of the exhibit showed a dinner table set for a meal
centered around prime roast beef.
by Leon Tolar
Farmer Fair Editor
EVERYONE LOVES a gay time, and a gay
time, it was when the Annual Agricul-
ture Fair got underway.
There were no clowns or brass bands
but the University of Florida's "Kow
College" really enlightened the atmos-
phere when the 1957 Fair got into full
Every year the agricultural organiza-
tions on campus begin their exhibit plan-
ning far in advance and each year there
still seems to be that last minute rush to
finish. "But that's the real pleasure
whether the clubs admit it or not to
have a single purpose and everyone pitch
Of course there's always some cussin'
and fussin' and "where the--is so-and-
so tonight," but everything always turns
out fine and there's a big sigh of relief
and even a few smiles when Friday noon
Yes, there's great satisfaction when the
toilers can sit back and enjoy a "coke,"
and the public comes in with many nice
comments on how things look and how
much work it must have been to put it
up. The students even forgive the profs
for that 7:40 Friday "pop" quiz. They
even try to forget the one coming up 7:40
This year's winning exhibit was by
Block and Bridle. 'It depicted a series of
scenes showing how the meat that gets to
the family tables goes from the farm,
packing house and then to the retail
market for the consumer to purchase.
For a finale they had a beautiful table
display showing how the meal is planned
around the type of meat served.
In second place was Thyrsus and Ameri-
can Society of Agronomy in a tie.
Thyrsus had a Latin American theme
with all of its citrus, gay flowers and
shrubs in a well arranged display.
Thyrsus was the 1956 winner and its
members showed their enthusiasm by
being the strong contender again.
The other half of the tie for second,
ASA, made a great showing with the fine
arrangement of agronomy displays. Their
exhibit gave a clear picture of plant
nutrition and proper methods for field
crop plants. This is a tough job to
accomplish when most of the public has
no idea of -how these things are really
In third place was American Society
of Agriculture Engineers. ASAE had a
scale model of an irrigation system and
the necessary power units to supply water
to field crops and vegetable farming.
Here was one exhibit that certainly must
have taken great planning and hard
work to construct. '
The Dairy Science Club had a unique
exhibit displaying the old and new
methods of dairy products production.
The Forestry Club came up with
Billy Gibson, High Springs, vice-president of Poultry Science Club, puts finishing touch on Ihe
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another fine display of wares. Their ex-
hibit was entertaining as well as educa-
It showed the correlation between
Forest Management and Game Manage-
ment. The Wildlife displays received
many nice comments-especially the
live ones. The fellow with the stripe
down his back gave a few people a scare.
It's a good thing the boys thought to
There's one group in the College of
Agriculture that you can call "chicken"
and they like it. Yes, the Poultry Science
Club is from egg to chicken or chicken to
egg (whichever theory you support).
As is usual they had a well planned and
crowd-drawing show. Those people must
have nerves of steel: This writer was
just waiting for some youngster to climb
up and push the big egg display over.
The Future Farmers of America's ex-
Shibit showed the advancement and train-
ing that a young FFA member obtains in
his FFA work year by year. The exhibit
gave the public a full view of the facts
about FFA and how it functions.
The Newell Entomology Society came
out with a great show of insect life and
some very interesting specimens of South
American insects and beetles. The
colonies of honey bees on display re-
ceived quite a lot of attention from young
and old alike. The side projector gave
H'mm, Smells Good Too. A small part of the second place Thyrsus display. Their exhibit
centered around a Latin American then.
a shot of a class of students working with
bees and there was quite a "honey" in
The 4-H Club exhibit this year not
only had a very interesting program, but
Competing as candidates for the Ag. Fair Queen were, left to right, Judy Adams, Block and
Bridle; Nancy Warner, Poultry Science Club; .Sue Roberts, 4-H Club; Sonny Kenny, FFA;
Brownie Whitsel, Newell Entomological Society; Dianne McAleenan, American Society of
Agronomy; Ann Wallis, Thyrsus; Toni Heimbeck, American Society of Agricultural Engineers.
Not shown is Jo Ann Little, Dairy Club entry, queen.
showed a bit of talent also. Some of the
younger school boys did a swell job in
Each year Ag Fair sponsors a number
of contests. The tractor driving contest
was the main one this year and some
fine drivers turned out to show their skill.
After the dust cleared, Jack Gay came up
(See story on page 9)
Another highlight of the fair was the
naming of the Ag. Professor of the year.
This honor is bestowed upon a person
who shows interest in his class and for his
students and has a great ability for pre-
senting the subject matter.
(See story on page 9)
The beauty of Ag Fair wasn't only in
the exhibits. The choice of the coed
population was represented in the Ag
It must have been a tough job for,
judges, Dr. Clyde Driggers, Mr. J. F.
Cooper and Mr.
After much deliberation, the field was
narrowed down to four finalists, Miss
Toni Heimbeck, Miss Sue Roberts, Miss
Jo Anne Little and Miss Nancy Warner.
Again after much necessary (?) delibera-
tion and scrutinizing a Queen was chosen.
Of the many people who made the
Fair, a success, some will go inadvertently
unrecognized, but any effort shown was
Snot in vain.
1 T -7
Chuck Covey New President AZ's Gen' Secretary
Pays Visit to Campus
Agricultural Economics Club by EDDIE HiER
r E FORECAST I made in a previous
report of things to come for the
Agricultural Economics Club seems to be
shaping up and a busy spring semester
A new slate of officers were elected at
the last meeting of the fall semester.
Chuck Covey will reign as president.
Chuck has added greatly to the
success and activity of this young
organization. Dick Hunt will replace
Cliff Jones as a capable and willing
vice president. Dick is at present a
senior in animal husbandry but will
begin graduate wofk in ag economics
upon graduation in June.
Another old timer around the
College of Agriculture, selected as our
new secretary-treasurer, is John Don-
ald Fuqua III. Don is from Altha,
Florida. He succeeds dependable and
capable John Metts. Jerry Brent has
been elected reporter, the position which
has been defunct for a lengthy time.
Jerry's home town is Two Egg, Florida.
SIt is certainly true that the most impor-
tant position in our club is that of the
program committee. To carry on in this
capacity President Covey has appointed
two of the most reliable and conscientious
graduate students, Ed Horton and Bob
Burton. Immediate past president, Pat
Thomas, continues to represent the AEC
in the Agriculture Council. Pat gradu-
ates in June and hopes to return to his
native West Florida hometown of Quincy.
One of the best attractions in the
way of speakers was our recent guest, Mr.
John R. Butler, Program Loan and Ad-
ministrative Officer of the FHA. Mr.
Butler led us through the ranks and
files of the U.S.D.A. employment services.
Primary interest seemed to lie in the
opportunities available for agriculture
graduates. There was considerable dis-
cussion about subsidiary benefits along
with the pay scale offered.
We feel that the work we are doing
is promoting all the interest of our college
as well as that of the students studying
economics. One of our first steps in this
direction has been the plans for a joint
meeting with the Thyrsus Club later on
Norris Cattle Co.
Phone MA 2-7151
SPRING-TIME at Florida brings warmer
weather, lackadaisical tendencies and
above all, the Annual Ag. Fair.
This year's Alpha Zeta sponsored event
was a big success.
Recently, our campus was honored by
the presence of Alpha Zeta's General
Secretary, Melvin W. Buster. Mr. Buster,
who has had an outstanding career in the
United States Department of Agriculture
previous to his new position, spoke with
the Chapter twice during his stay. In a
pre-meeting dinner conference with Dean
Brooker, Faculty Advisors Drs. M.
Murphey and R. Arrington, and the
Chapter Officers, Mr. Buster met and
discussed present and future Chapter
activities and policies. Later in the even-
ing, Mr. Buster spoke to *the Chapter
about service goals. He emphasized such
examples as prominent national business-
men. The Chapter appreciated the
attendance of Dr. Thornton, Assistant
Dean of the College of Agriculture, at this
The Chapter's program for the year
was explained to Mr. Buster. Highlights
of the year's activities are: Presentation of
the Annual Freshman-Sophomore Award
to George Hubert Cooper. This award
is given each year to the most outstanding
student that has come into the College of
Agriculture. The year Alpha Zeta initiat-
ed the Professor of the Year Award (see
story on page 9) Selection of a man for
this award was on the basis of: teaching
ability contributions to his field of agricul-
ture, interest in student activities, and
personality and popularity with the
students. The Award was presented at
the Ag. Fair.
Earlier in the semester, the Chapter
regretfully accepted the. resignation of
Chancellor Steve Hudson. Ill-health had
brought on increased scholastic responsi-
bilities and made it impossible for him to
hold the position. Censor Bill West was
unanimously elected to fill the vacancy
and Brother George Cooper was elected
to the position of Censor. One of the
Chapter's most important events of the
year will take place within a few weeks.
On March 5, outstanding students pur-
suing a degree in agriculture were tapped
for membership in Alpha Zeta. Pledges,
are chosen o nthe basis of scholarship
leadership, and character.
Mr. Buster acknowledged the fine work
done by the Florida Chapter, and suggest-
ed that it correspond with other Alpha
Zeta Chapters in order to exchange ideas
TWELVE THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
Chick and Egg Show Draws 268 Dozen
"Breakfasts" and 1,850 Future "Dinners"
W A. BELOTE, Pine Air Poultry Acres,
Jacksonville, showed the best entry
of chicks in the Florida Baby Chick, Poult
and Egg Show.
Glenn Rhodes, Double 1) Ranch, Ocala,
was awarded the trophy for the best entry
The show, held at the same time as the
annual Agricultural College Fair, drew
1,500 chicks, 350 poults and 268 dozens
Reddick Chapter, Future Farmers of
America, had the best entry in the FFA
egg show, and Louis Sarrano, Miami, won
the collegiate egg show.
N. R. Mehrhof, head of the poultry
department, said the quality of chicks
was highest this year it had ever been,
the lowest entry scoring 96 out of a
possible ioo points.
Chick and poult judges were Dr. D. C.
Gilles and W. E. Landingham, Jr. of
Tallahassee; A. W. O'Steen, Chipley; and
J. S. Moore and L. W. Kalch, poultrymen
with the Agricultural Extension Service,
Judges of the Florida and FFA egg
shows were F. W. Risher, Jacksonville,
Thomas Mullin, Tallahassee, D. L. Smith,
Orlando, and O. W. Davis, Gainesville.
Gerald Becker and Carl Wright of the
poultry department picked the winners
in the collegiate egg show.
Chick winners, in order by classes,
S. C. White Leghorns.-Oak Crest Poul-
try Farms, Inc. Jacksonville; Florida
State Hatcheries, Gainesville, second and
third; and Hodges Poultry Farm and
Mrs. and Mr. Glenn Rhodes, Ocala, admire the entry of poults which won top award for them
in the poult show, and display their trophies for best entry of Beltsville Whites and best entry
White plymouth Rocks.-Florida State
Hatcheries: Pine Air Poultry Acres, second
and third: and Oak Crest Poultry Farms.
Laying Crosses.-Wallace Hatchery,
Inc., St. Petersburg: Henry F. Smith,
Hilliard: and Wallace Hatchery.
New Hampshires.-Florida State Hat-
cheries, first four places.
Meat-Type Crosses.-Pine Air Poultry
Acres, first and fourth: Florida State
Hatcheries: and Check-R-Board Farm,
Poult show winners, by classes, included:
Beltsville Whites.--Double D Ranch,
first three; Bishoff's Turkey Farm, Tampa.
At left: Dean Marvin A. Brooker awards a trophy to W. A. Belote, Pine Air Poultry Acres,
Jacksonville, for having shown the best entry of chicks in the 1957 Baby Chick, Poult and Egg
Show. At right: Dean Marvin A. Brooker awards a check to Fred Andrews of the Reddick
Chapter, Future Farmers of America, as Prof. Carl Rehwinkle beams approval. The Reddick
Chapter showed the best dozen eggs in the FFA Egg Show, which was a feature of the 1957
Florida Baby Chick and Egg Show at Gainesville, March 22 and 23.
Bronze.-Florida State Hatcheries, Dou-
ble D Ranch, Second and fourth.
Small Bronze.-Double D Ranch and
Bishoff's Turkey Farm.
Winners in the open classes of the egg
Large White.-Southland Farms, Lake
City, first, third and fourth; Summers and
Gibson, High Springs, second.
Extra Large White.-Southland Farms,
first, third and fourth; Roy Darby, Chief-
Large Brown.-August Lescheck, Bel-
leview, first four.
Extra Large Brown.-August Lescheck,
first and third; Phil Armstrong, Gaines-
ville, second and fourth.
ON THE first day of class the professor
entered the classroom filled with fresh-
men. Wanting to get his class started
off right, he said "Everyone in here who
thinks he is a dumbbell and can't learn
please stand up."
After a short period of silence, one of
the freshmen rose slowly to his feet.
The professor looked at him and said
"Do you mean to admit on the very first
day that you are a dumbbell?"
The frosh answered "No sir, I just
hated to see you standing there alone."
Two NEIGHBORING SOWs were talking
through the fence when one asked the
other, "Have you heard from your boy-
friend lately?" "Yes," replied the second,
"I got a litter from him yesterday."
Genel News Reporter
Yo' Gen'l News Reporter Visits the Fair
by Sammy Sodbuster
W ALL hall at the Fa'ma likes to keep
over public informed as to what's
ahappenin' around the ag. campi so we
done an instigated a gen'l news column.
Fust we'll take tha fair, it wuz a jim-
dandy goodun frum all respective. The
thang that grabbed yo reporter wuz con-
test that dairy bunch put on. Fust ya
hadda identify five cows, then ya hadda
guess as to how many bacteries wuz in
this quart ov buttermilk which they had
Tha fust part won't too awfully hard,
but ain't too many people had no idee
about tha second half. 1 knowed they
wuz a bunch of tha little rascals in there
cause that's what makes it souver but I
never heard how many ov em it took to
make it that a-way. I must missed my
guess cause I ain't seen no ice cream
acomin my way.
They sho nuff wuz some purty gals
atryin to git ta be queen wannen they?
I know em judges ain't got no sleep
during tha two three days they wuz
apickin the purtiestun.
Them chicken an egg boys sho have
got them some nerve ain't they? Wif
all them eggs stacked up there, I tippy-
toed by their xzibit.
I bet them FFA fellers made them some
money offen that sodie stand they had.
Everybody I seen wuz adrinkin a co-coler
er aeatin pinders.
That Block and Bridle gang (I can't
say "boys" here cause they got gals in
that outfit too) done tooken fust prize
wif their display. All I can say is I sho
would liked to got to et part of their
xzibit. I could made way wif some ov
that roasted beef.
I'da liked to had some ov that honey
frum that buggy bunch's lbee hives too,
but they wunnen gimmick none. I hear
tell their bees is gittin lazy.
Them young .1-H boys shore did do
good. They wuz atalkin just like grown
folks, splainin about meatty-type hogs.
Why 1 couldna stood up there and talked
to all them folks no moren nuthin.
I would tell ya all about tha ag
engineers display but it wuz too complica-
tin. Them boys shore had a niceun. It
wuz all about irrigation and wuz purty
as tha dickens.
They wuz a right woodsy scene there
too. Them forestry boys had al kinds of
fierce wil animals there. Them boys does
work hard ta put across their point.
I asked one of them poultry boys what
they's gonna do with all them sick
chickens they had on display. He said
they's agonna sellum to tha cafeteria if
they didn't start ta mending up.
Thusus and them had a real nice
display. It wuz all built around a South
American them. They wuz also asellin
drunk plants. I don't how they gotem
drunk but this boy astandin there asked
me if I wanted ta buy some "potted"
plants. I actually think its a shame ta
spread alkeyhallism ta plants after all its
done ta humans.
I been looking fer one xzibit ever year
but ain't never come acrost it. I thought
as many boys as they is in ag school
frum up around where I come frum, som-
body uda put up a corn likker still fer
display. Servin squeezins would shore
keep tha crowd lively.
I know we make a powerful lot ov it
up around North Floridy-er what a lot
ov these Yankee boys what lives south ov
Ocala likes ta call South Georgy. An I
thank if ya gonna let these displays
depick agriculture in Floriday, ya gotta
have a still.
Well all tha news seems ta be on tha
fair so fer so less diverge off onta some
Lets talk about prezedents fer a spell.
No now, I ain't gonna argey with Re-
publicans about Ike nere Democrats a-
bout Harry. I mean prezedents in tha
ag clubs. Fer this semester they is Bob
Rainey, Block and Bridle; Bill West,
Alpha Zeta: Doug Boyette, Dairy; Fred
Saunders, Thyrsus; Jimmy Shinholser,
Newell Entomological Society; Parker
Anthony, Poultry: Chuck Covey, Ag. Ec.;
and Bruce Ray, Ag. Eng.
These is all good and deservin boys. I
checked up on their pasts. I went ta
tha most reliable source I knowed of to
git the story on em-their mammys. Ever
one ov em told me they had raised good
an deserving boys.
I know you folks gonna blame this
heah column on my good buddy Bill
Birchfield, so I want ta tellya now, he
ain't guilty. Ole Bill's done gone into a
more respectiveable field than writing. He's
Now, good neighbors, polictickin's is
all right for some folks, but yore ol' good
buddy Sammy jest don't go fer it.
Speaking policticks fer a minute, I'm
reminded of a old fellow that passed me
going down the road the other day. Boy,
he was a-driving the ol big truck. He
stopped at a red light, and I asked him,
"Man, ain't you got a governor on that
on that truck?" He looked puzzled at me
and said, "No, sir, this is just fertilizer
He did, folks, I ain't a-kidding you all.
Well that's about all fer now good
neighbors, so till next time I'll say "by
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WT ANTED-more work and less play for
Floridians. Florida's 1956 bumper
crop of babies broke all previous records.
These new citizens numbered a total
of 96,969 during 1956. This is an in-
crease of 8.8 percent over the 89,112 born
during 1955, according to the Bureau of
Florida's population continues its sharp
WANTED-STUDENT to work part-time with
garbage department. $1.oo per hour and
all you can eat. Call Freeload Garbage
Collectors at 1-2345.
WANTED-GIRL to do light work around
the house. Prefer blonde with blue eyes.
Send picture with application. Dress
scantly for photo-would like to see if
you look strong enough to handle job.
Must be good sport and willing to travel
-in a hurry. Bill Bachelor, Box i.
NEED STUDENT to help make up progress
tests and answer sheets. Fifty cents per
hour and half of what you make selling
MAN WANTED- Must be willing to travel.
Travel expenses taken care of. No door-
to-door calls, travel is arranged. The
right man can go far in this job. Apply
at circus tent on 9gth St. Ask for the
man in charge of the "Human Cannon-
ball" act. He wants to retire.
BoY DESIRES to hear from girl who has
never been to Devil's Millhopper. Must
be adventurous type willing to take a
chance. Objective: exploring. Box 686.
DISPLACED PERSON-Rich young cannibal
wishes to have young tender coed for
dinner. Prefer plump girl. Apply in
person at 666 NS Main.
DULL, MISERABLE SLOB wishes to meet
female of any age, build and disposition.
Objective: matrimony. Call OOPS.
WANTED-Any dirt you can dig up on
anyone. Prefer stuff on college deans
and presidents. We are trying to expand
our coverage. Write Confidential Maga-
zine, Dirty Dozen Road, Skid Row.
HELP-Am being held captive against my
will. Manny Mahem, Raiford.
APRIL, 1957 PAGE FIFTEEN
AIC OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS
TO AGRICULTURE STUDENTS
THE AMERICAN Institute of Cooperation;
national farm, business, educational
and research organization, is offering
two types of scholarships-one for college
students and one for high school students
Forty-eight $50 scholarships, one for
a 4-H boy or girl in every state, are being
offered for outstanding individual co-
operative activities. Coupled with the
award of the scholarships will be a trip
in August to Colorado State College, for
the annual summer session of the Insti-
tute, to participate in youth debates and
discussions on youth and farming success.
The awards will be presented August 19.
Local cooperatives and state cooperative
councils are working with State 4-H
Leaders and Extension Service workers
to select the winners, and then will
sponsor their trip to Colorado, in many
College students in the agricultural
field are offered an opportunity to win
$6oo in awards for the best Master's
Theses in the field of agricultural co-
Rules for the contest require that
entries be sent to the Institute's Washing-
ton D. C. headquarters by June 15, 1957.
Awards are the $500 Stockdyk Award and
the $1oo Metzger Award.
Leaders of agricultural education in
the Land-Grant colleges and Farmer Co-
operative Service, U.S.D.A., will be the
judges, and awards will be made at
Colorado State College during the A.I.C.
summer session on Farm Business Prob-
lems August 18-21.
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Hercules Powder Co ................. 8
International Harvester Co. ........... 2o
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Norris Cattle Co. ................. 12
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Our 64th Year
k Hardware Building Supplies
Plumbing Electric Supplies
A Radio Television
Outboard Motors Boats
April Finds Block and Bridle Busy
THE ANNUAL Block and Bridle Live-
stock Judging Contest on April 6th,
the Block and Bridle Alumni-Breeders'
Banquet April to and the Beef Cattle
Herders and Herdsman's Short Course on
April 11-13 promise to make April a busy
month for Block and Bridle.
What could be more challenging and
welcoming than the annual Block and
Bridle student-staff picnic and this year
should be especially exciting for already
the students are beginning baseball
practice in hopes of regaining the lost
title. Last year the staff won 14 to 9.
Somewhere along in this semester are a
couple of square dances-well remembered
by all as fun and relaxation.
As Block and Bridle enjoys picnics and
square dances, they also enjoy work. This
One sure answer is that we need all the good farmers
we can get ... the kind you AG students are now
learning to become.
Who was it said, "As the farms go, so goes the nation"?
Well, if he didn't, he should have. No one, and no
village or nation, for that matter, can live without the
meat, grains and staples productive farmers pipvide.
To produce good, healthy fowls and animals .
profitable and quality livestock... you need quality
feeds, Tuxedo Feeds with balanced nutrition. It's as
simple as that, and as easy as spelling Tuxedo.
Modem Tuxedo Feeds will help make your husbandry
successful and profitable. When your future becomes
reality, as it will very soon, get acquainted
with the helpful Tuxedo Dealer
c ~ in your neighborhood.
THE EARLY & DANIEL CO.
CINCINNATI 3, OHIO
Ovr 76th Year
past year found everyone anxious to start,
pledges readying their animals for the
livestock show and making rope halters,
the Annual Little International Livestock
Show, serving at the Florida Blue Key
Legislator's Banquet and serving at a
Meats Freezer-Locker Short Course.
With present roster of 71, the Block
and Bridle Club of 1956-1957 is
in the capable hands of Pres. Bob Rainey
of Jacksonville. Bob is known by all for
his friendly smile, helping hand and
willingness to work. It is with this
ambition that he leads Block and Bridle.
To introduce you to our officers this
year-Vice-Pres. Don Smith of Prattsvillc,
Ala. is the right hand of the club and
serves on Ag Council, the man who gets
things done. Busy trying to take down in
the minutes of the club all notable
remarks is Secretary Pat Close of Miami.
Being on the Judging Team, presiding
over the dorm council and reminding
everyone of the Block and Bridle meet-
ings is no small feat for any young lady.
Jay B. Starkey, Jr., of Largo, keeps busy
with the Mainliners, his saxophone, and
the treasury of Block and Bridle Club.
The "Center Hill Plash" is Larry Cow-
art, Marshall. He's caught between mili-
tary and livestock judging. Hard work-
ing, ambitious and fun is pledgemaster
Charlie Norris. Explaining how to make
halters some 40 times was not easy.
And last but not least are the guiding
hands of our club-the faculty advisors,
Dr. A. Z. Palmer and Dr. H. D. Wallace.
Dr. Palmer is originally from a small
town near central Oklahoma called Ada.
He grew up on Oklahoma A. and M.
Swine Farm where his father was herds-
man. Fishing seems to be a fascinating
pastime with him and his companions.
Dr. H. D. Wallace is from Walnut, Ill.
where he grew up on a farm. His favorite
hobbies are golfing, basketball and fish-
ing. It seems as if he and Dr. Palmer
had a fishing contest on our recent field
The objects of the club, having in view
the development of a greater knowledge
of livestock and a greater interest and
comradeship between students, are:
1. To put on Florida's Little Interna-
tional Livestock Show annually.
2. To broaden our knowledge in
3. To demonstrate the benefits derived
from better management, breeding, and
feeding of livestock.
4. To encourage and promote livestock
industry in the state of Florida.
With these objects in mind, Block and
Bridle will strive to better relations be-
tween the livestock enthusiasts of Florida
SIXTEEN THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
AGRICULTURAL GRADUATE, with few years
field experience in citrus, to work in
Central America. Some knowledge of
Spanish helpful. Write: Mr. R. H. Smith,
Vice. Pres., Standard Fruit Co., Box 830,
New Orleans, La.
TERRITORY: Orange, Lake, Marion and
Osceola Counties. For further informa-
tion contact L. W. Ziegler, 1o6 Dan
ON A cooperative project (USDA-US
Army) dealing with small grain, path-
ology and nutrition. Pay $200 month-
from June 15 to September 15. A good
summer job for a student to acquire
knowledge and experience. Location-
Fort Pierce. Write: Dr. Robert D. Beier,
Indian River Field Laboratory, Box 507,
Fort Pierce, Florida.
FOR VETERAN who has been discharged
within last three years. Location: Indian
River Field Lab. of Citrus Experiment
Station. Lab Assistant (I time in soils, y
time in plant pathology). The man
should be interested in general lab work
and in citrus. $1,800 per year plus VA
OJT pay. Contact L. W. Ziegler, 1o6
Dan McCarty Hall.
FOREMAN TRAINING in agricultural chemi-
cal company. Write: Mr. O. F. Cordon,
Agrico Superintendent, P. O. Box 1671,
SENIORS IN all fields interested in man-
agement and specialist positions. Mobile
Air Material Area, Brookley AFB, Mobile,
Alabama. For interview sign up in
University Placement Service, Bldg. H
before April 18.
Summer work for sophomores and juniors
in Engineering, Business Administration,
Mathematics, Chemistry and related fields.
Attend group meeting at 5 p.m. in Room
324, Florida Union, on April 17.
IF YOU are leaving school this semester for
reasons other than graduation-Try the
APRIL, 1957 PAGE SEVENTEEN
FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
Dan McCarty Hall
University of Florida
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A QUAKER CLODBUSTER was having a
rough time of it. He nor his family had
eaten anything in several days due to
lack of sufficient funds to make purchases.
The only thing they had for nourishment
was milk from their one cow.
Suddenly the cow went dry. He figured
if he killed the cow for beef they could
eat good for a while, but since it looked
like things were going to be bad for a
good long time, he decided it would be
best to sell the cow and buy another one
that was in milk.
I He made the transaction and hurried
home with his new cow so he and the
family could get a little much-needed
vitamin D. Reaching home, he grabbed
the milk pail and headed for the barn.
The new cow turned out to be an
ornery cuss and when the farmer was
about half through milking, she kicked
the bucket over and spilled the milk.
The farmer gritted his teeth and started
milking again. He thought perhaps there
was enough left to tide the family over
until next milking time.
Just as he squeezed out the last drop,
however, the cow kicked the pail over
again, spilling all the milk.
The farmer got up, walked around
and faced the cow squarely. Shaking his
finger at her he said "Thou knowest that
I cannot curse thee, thou knowest that I
cannot hit thee and thou knowest that I
cannot kick thee, but what thou doth not
know is that I can sell thee to a
Baptist and he'll twist thy durn tail off."
A TOURIST DRIVING through Florida's cattle
range area noticed a rancher working
with a cow which was giving birth to a
calf. He stopped his car beside the
road and decided to watch.
After a few minutes he asked the
rancher if there was anything he could
do to help. The rancher said "Yeh,
climb over the fence and help me pull."
The tourist climbed over and the farmer
told him to "pull" on a rope which he
had tied around the calf. With both
men pulling the calf was born.
The rancher thanked the tourist and
wished him a good trip. The tourist got
about half way over the fence and said
"There's a question I'd like to ask you
about this. You know this is the first
time I've ever seen anything like it."
The farmer, assuring him that "a lot of
city folks have never seen it," agreed to
try and answer his question.
The tourist asked "How fast was that
calf going when he hit the cow?"
GEORGE AND JOAN had decided to get
married as soon as George got back from
overseas, so the wedding was all planned
for the day he returned. George returned
and they were married in a big church
At the end of the ceremony they made
the kiss a very long one. It lasted on and
on until a child's voice, from the back
of the church, broke the silence with:
"Mommy, is he spreading the pollen on
"DON'T YOU KNOW," said the young,
newly-graduated agricultural college stud-
ent to an old farmer, "that your method
of farming is a hundred years behind
Looking around, he remarked: "Why,
I'd be surprised if you made a dollar out
of the oats in that field."
"So would I Son," said the farmer,
SHE LAID the still white form to rest
beside those which had gone on before.
She made not a sound; no moan, no sigh.
Not a tear did she shed.
Then suddenly she let out a shriek
that pierced the still morning air, making
it vibrate with a thousand echoes. It
seemed to come from her very soul. Twice
she cried out, then all was silent again.
What the heck, she could lay another
WOMAN (opening the door of her re-
frigerator and finding a rabbit inside):
"What are you doing in there?"
Rabbit: "This is a Westinghouse isn't it?
Woman: "Yes, but."
Rabbit: "Well, I'm just westing."
A NEWLY MARRIED Ag. student we know
was filling out his income tax form last
month. When he came to place on the
form where you list "dependents other
than spouse," he made this entry:
"Watch this space."
EIGHTEEN FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
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