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Title: The Florida future farmer
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JULY 1952

Quincy Chapter

Judged Tops in State

Star Farmer Chosen
Star Farmer Chosen

Awards Announced

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"In all my experience I've never seen medicine
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Bu-Du to a pen of 12 birds, I've seen them pass
115 worms. I was truly amazed."
One treatment of Bu-Du given in the mash feed
is usually enough to eliminate round and cecal
worms without harm to the flock or loss in egg pro-
duction. If in doubt whether or not your flock is
infested, give a Bu-Du treatment and then examine
the droppings. You may be amazed at the number
of worms that are living off your birds and sapping
their vitality. Now is the time to worm your flock
to guard against disease, loss of weight, and poor
egg production. Send 50t for a trial package (50
bird size) or $1 for (2-1/2 times as much) to
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Outdoor F.F.A.

Banquet Popular

In Florida

SURROUNDED BY graceful palms and tro-
pical trees the new outdoor picnic
grounds of the Plant City Chapter Future
Farmers of America is probably the only
one of its kind in the whole territory
where "corn is grown and Future Farmers
meet." Constructed by the County Com-
missioners that the Future Farmers of
the Senior and Junior High School Chap-
ters of Plant City might have adequate
and pleasant facilities for holding their
annual Father and Son Banquets the
blue and yellow concrete tables and
benches are arranged facing a speakers
table which will seat twelve and the
overall seating capacity will accommo-
date 150 Future Farmers, their Dads and
other guests. Flood lighted and wired
for public address system and movies the
grounds are suitable for any type of
program. The Future Farmers are not
selfish with their grounds either as other
school and community organizations may
use the facilities by appointment. The
only requirement is that proper care be
taken of the grounds and that the large
Future Farmers of America sign adorning
the space back of the speaker's table be
left in place.
Useful to the grounds is the cooking
stand near the tables at which ham-
burgers, fried chicken and other foods
may be prepared on the surplus army
stove acquired by the Chapter. The
Community Canning Plant is also nearby
which is an ideal place to cook that
famous dish of the south, Chicken Pilau,
in the steam kettles.
No more glamorous setting for a ban-
quet is possible than under a southern
moon out in the open and the answer is
obvious as to "why are we here" when
the platters piled high with Southern
Fried Chicken are brought in by the
girls of the Homemaking classes.

sang several numbers at a recent meet-
ing of the Winter Garden Lions Club.

The Florida Future Farmer for July 1952


FOR A number of years some of the most
enjoyable programs our Kiwanis Club in
Tallahassee have had are the programs in
which the Future Farmers of Florida are
featured. At a program early this month,
we were impressed by the ability of State
Public Speaking Champion Colin Wil-
liamson of the High Springs FFA Chapter


and the Quincy FFA Chapter String
Band, and other members of this great
Have you ever stopped to consider what
makes this particular part of the public

education system so effective? What has
it to offer that appeals to you fellows and
brings out so effectively the tremendous
accomplishments that a glance at the An-
nual Reports shows?
Ever since this program I have been
thinking about it, and it's easy to under-
stand. It is a program which offers fu-
ture security to each one of its members.
When a boy can begin with a hog in his
first year in a vocational agriculture class,
and achieve a net profit of several thou-
sand dollars, the year he graduates from
High School, and enough stock and equip-
ment and "know-how" to carry on a full-
time farming program it offers him some-
thing practical in return for every hour
spent in the classroom and on his project
Not only does each student in the voca-
tional agriculture program see in his vo-
cational agriculture class and FFA activi-
ties a chance for future security, but he
also finds an opportunity for participat-
ing in many parts of the program which
he enjoys. Participating in livestock
shows, forestry camp, state and national
conventions, going on chapter tours, play-
ing on the FFA soft ball team, competing
in public speaking events, parliamentary
procedure teams, singing in quartets, play-
ing in a chapter string band, staging the
annual banquet, serving at the FHA ban-
quet, planning and participating in the
FFA meeting-all these, and many other
activities, are as much fun as they are
worthwhile and what teenager wouldn't
find something to be enthusiastic about
(Continued on page 15)

T hI ^ver lThe 1952 State Champion String Band is from the Turkey
e LC OV Creek FFA Chapter. The members from left to right are:
Junior Varnum, Clifton Brown, Dean Paige, Allison Varnum and Donald Drawdy.

Published four times per year, January, April, July, and October by the Cody Publications, Inc.,
Kissimmee, Florida for the Florida Association, Future Farmers of America

President............... Jackson Brownlee, Trenton
Vice-President..........William Timmons, Quincy
2nd Vice-President...............Joe McRee, Eustis
3rd Vice-President.........Charles Salmon, LeBelle
4th Vice-President...........Ben Griffin, Chipley
5th Vice-President.........Eugene Griffin, Bartow
6th Vice-President.......... Billy Gunter, Live Oak
Executive Secretary......... A. R. Cox, Tallahassee
State Adviser............ H. E. Wood, Tallahassee

President........Donald Staheli, Hurricane, Utah
1st Vice-President .............. Duane Drushella,
Albany, Oregon
2nd Vice-President......Billy Howard, Plains, Ga.
3rd Vice-President................ Dallas M. High,
Ohio City, Ohio
4th Vice-President...Gerald Reynolds, Corfu, N. Y.
Student Secretary ..............Charles R. Ocker,
Cameron, Mo.
Executive Secretary......... ..... A. W. Tenney,
Washington, D. C.
Executive Treasurer...........Dowell J. Howard,
Winchester, Va.
National Adviser...............Dr. W. T. Spanton,
Washington, D. C.

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The Florida Future Farmer for July 1952

By Way of Editorial Comment:

FFA Offers Much to Youth
Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner of the State of Florida

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Upper left shows part of the "Line-up" for food at the Annual Fish Fry, sponsored by the Florida Ford Tractor Company; upper
right, the 1951-52 state F. F. A. officers applauding state adviser H. E. Wood, after presenting him with a "Ten-gallon" hat;
lower left, F. F. A. Sweethearts, left to right, Jo Ann Couse, Moore Haven, District 6; LaVetra Armstrong, Quincy, District 2;
Martha Slayden, Brooksville, District 5, State Sweetheart Rosemary Knope from Ocala; Nan Williams, Branford, District 3; and
Elizabeth McDonald, DeFuniak Springs, District i. Lower right, Mr. H. E. Wood, state adviser, with new 1952-53 State Officers.
Left to right: Mr. Wood, Jackson Brownlee, State President; William Timmons, ist Vice President; 7oe McRee, 2nd Vice Presi-
dent; Charles Salmon, 3rd Vice President; Ben Griffin, 4th Vice President; Eugene (Sonny) Griffin, 5th Vice President; and Billy
Gunter, 6th Vice President.

State Convention at Daytona Beach

Is Bigger and Better Than Ever

KEEN COMPETITION in contests and elections,
good programs, and fine cooperation in
every undertaking, made the 1952 State
Convention a great one for Florida Fu-
ture Farmers and their friends.
Registration at the Princess Issena
Hotel Monday morning filled the Head-
quarters Hotel and the Geneva Hotel next
door and an overflow went out to Indian-
ville. As the program moved along dur-
ing the week, it was evident that this Con-
vention was not only bigger but also
Mr. Wood, State FFA Adviser, and Mr.
Bob Hoskins, Industrial Forester, Sea-
board Air Line Railroad, presented FFA
Forestry Award Winners in a program at
the Exchange Club Luncheon, Monday,
at Las Novedados.
Monday evening, in the Peabody Audi-
torium, Colin Williamson, Freshman
from High Springs, won the Public Speak-
ig Contest, and a Quartet from Pahokee
won the "Barbershop" Contest. Honor
guest was Phil G. Rozelle of General
Motors Corp., who represented Roger

Kyes of the Sponsoring Committee of the
Future Farmers of America Foundation.
Delegates answered official roll call on
Tuesday and proved their audience alert-
ness by responding so enthusiastically to
Mayor Jack Tamm's statement that "all
doors in Daytona Beach were open to Fu-
ture Farmers for the week." The Mayor
tactfully added "that is, all official doors."
Close attention and good humor prevailed
throughout the week among the delegates.
Honorary State Farmer and long time
friend of the Florida Association, Charles
Hale of Mary Karl Vocational School, and
Convention Bureau Manager, Reginald
Martine, added their personal welcome.
State President Copeland Griswold de-
livered his President's message. 2nd Vice-
President Bobby Woodward read the
Minutes of the 1951 Convention. Alfred
Meeks, 4th Vice-President, read the An-
nual FFA report. President Griswold
made Committee assignments. Nomina-
tion for State President, Sonny Griffin of
Bartow, was made in the report of the
Nominating Committee. Nominations

from the floor were made for William
Timmons of Quincy, Jackson Brownlee
of Trenton, Ben Arnold Griffin of Chip-
ley, William Fish of Taylor, Albyn Fields
of Largo, and Billy Gunter of Live Oak.
From then until balloting, politics were
Lhe order of the day.
Tuesday afternoon brought a treat from
fexas, when little Danny Chapman and
nis mother entertained. Dr. Sidney Mar-
shall of the Florida Dairy Association out-
lined the plans by the Florida Dairy In-
dustries, Inc. for a Junior Dairy Associa-
tion and stressed benefits that cooperation
with the Future Farmer Association could
bring both organizations. Committee
members met with Adult Consultants and
knuckled down to work for the remainder
of the afternoon session.
Tuesday evening, delegates and friends
saw a picture presented by Florida Ford
Tractor Company, and enjoyed the com-
petition in Harmonica and String Band
Contests. John Adams of Winter Garden
Chapter ranked first in the Harmonica
Contest, and the Turkey Creek Chapter

The Florida Future Farmer for July 1952

was judged best in the String Band.
Wednesday morning's session brought
a summary of the Association's accomp-
lishments during the year by Executive
Secretary A. R. Cox, and the Treasurer's
report by C. B. Gatch, 3rd Vice-President.
One hundred and fifteen members of the
Association were awarded their State
Farmer Degree. String Bands from Quincy
and Turkey Creek entertained during the
Wednesday afternoon's session was
"loaded" with excitement, for delegates
balloted for 1952-53 President, placing
Sonny Griffin of Bartow and Jackson
Brownlee of Trenton in a run-off. All
balloting was under the direction of W.
T. Loften of the State Supervisory Staff
in Vocational Agriculture and a member
of the University of Florida Agricultural
Education faculty, assisted by the State
FFA Officers. Mr. G. C. Norman, Super-
visor of the Veterans On-Farm Training
Program, presided over the Parliamentary
Procedure Contest, which was won by
Six District Sweethearts demonstrated
their talents to the delegates and guests.
Miss Elizabeth McDonald of DeFuniak
Springs, pianist, appeared first, followed
by Miss Nan Williams of Branford, who
played the drums, gave a humorous read-
ing and sang. Miss Rosemary Knope, who
represented the Ocala Chapter, tapped
and gave a pantomine of Doris Day.
Martha Slayden of Brooksville, a talented
singer, also gave a humorous reading. Miss
LaVetra Armstrong of Quincy, danced
ballet and tap, and Joanne Couse of
Moore Haven sang, displayed her ability
with humorous monologues and drew
several cartoons. Each of the contestants
was enthusiastically applauded for their
talent, charm, and beauty, and Future
Farmers could have proudly claimed any-
one of them Queen, but the announce-
ment of the Judges' selection of Rosemary
Knope as State Sweetheart was heartily
The high spot of the week's program
probably was the Bandshell program on
Wednesday evening. State Officers and
Billy Howard of Plains, Georgia, 2nd Vice-
President of the National Association and
honor guest of the Convention, were in-
troduced to the Bandshell capacity audi-
ence. The Quincy String Band, State
Champion Public Speaker Colin William-
son, harmonica player John Adams of
Winter Garden, John Cause of Marianna
Chapter, who tapped and sang his own
improvisation, "Two Egg Sue," a musical
piano genius named Edwards from
Quincy, LaVetra Armstrong performing a
Hungarian ballet, the Quartet from Win-
ter Garden, Martha Slayden singing "One
Night of Love", Joanne Couse, who sang
and gave a monologue, Nan Williams in
(Continued on page 17)

The Florida Future Farmer for July 1952

Grover Henley, staff photographer, presenting silver tray to William Timmons, Star
Farmer of Florida, on behalf of the Florida Times Union. Left to right are Mr.
Henley, Mr. Timmons, Mrs. Timmons, William Timmons, and The Honorable
Thomas D. Bailey, State Superintendent of Public Instruction who had previously
presented William a check for zfoo and a certificate from the Future Farmers of
America Foundation.

Timmons of Quincy Chosen Star

Farmer of Florida at Convention

WILLIAM TIMMONS, Star Farmer of Florida
for 1952, was born on his father's 372 acre
farm, about 6 miles west of Quincy.
You might say his first farm enterprise
was buying and raising chicks as a young-
ster, encouraged by his older brother's
FFA activities. A member of the Quincy
chapter was State President, and this ap-
pealed strongly to William.
When he entered the program himself,
in the 8th grade, his class studied the set-
up of the Future Farmer organization,
and William went to D. M. Bishop, his
chapter adviser, with great enthusiasm,
and asked what his chances for achieve-
ment were in this organization.
At the end, of the first year in FFA, he
had completed projects of 95 head of poul-
try for meat, i acre of corn for grain, and
1 hog for breeding, For best results in his
hog breeding program, he started that year
with a purebred Berkshire gilt. His net
profit that first year was $428.35 and he
had progressed from Greenhand to Chap-
ter Farmer.
During his second year he continued to
expand his first year's projects, adding
103 head of poultry for eggs to his 196
head for meat, 2 head of hogs for breeding
and o1 acres of corn for grain. This year
the Quincy Chapter began the Chapter
Pig Chain through which he received a
purebred Duroc gilt. That year's work
netted a profit of $1,178.65.
Since Gadsden County's primary cash
crop is tobacco, a keen interest in it was
natural and William tried his hand at it
during his third year in vocational agri-
culture. Shade tobacco is an extremely
profitable crop, but the initial expense is
great, for it requires extensive fertilizing,
and spraying, and shade has to be built.
William kept close contact with the pro-
duction end of the operations and care-

fully supervised the planting of the young
tobacco plants, the cultivation, and the
spraying. This is of vital importance, for
the success of a shade tobacco grower is
dependent upon the grade and the quality
of the product. With the aid of hired
helpers, William did the priming, curing,
and the marketing of the tobacco. After
all expenses were paid, he had made a
profit of $831.35, from one-half acre of
shade tobacco.
Because of the element of risk in shade
tobacco growing, he increased the scope of
his other projects to ioo head of poultry
for meat, 96 head of poultry for eggs, 16
hogs for meat, 16 acres of corn for grain,
I hog for breeding, 1 cow for meat, and
one dairy cow. The dairy cow was added
to furnish year-round supply of milk and
milk products for the home. His total
net profit made during this, his third
year in agriculture, was $2,748.17.
During this year, he served as Secretary
of the FFA chapter, as a member of the
State Champion String Band, a member
of the Chapter Quartet, placing a second
in the State, as a member of the Parlimen-
tary Procedure team, as a member of the
softball team, delegate to the State Con-
vention and the National Convention,
and as Announcer for the weekly FFA
radio program. He was also President of
his Sunday School class, member of the
student council, National Honor Society,
Demolay, and basketball team.
This year he has been serving as Chap-
ter President, a member of the Parliamen-
tary Procedure team, quartet, string band,
softball, and was chapter public speaker.
He served on judging teams for Hay,
Grain, and Forage, hog judging, cattle
judging, and announced the weekly radio
program. He served as Chapter Delegate
to the State and National Conventions.



Awards are


Dairy Farming Award

BILLY GUNTER, Suwannee Chapter, Live
Oak, was recognized as Star Dairy Farmer
of 1952 on the basis of his leadership re-
cord and success with dairy projects. He
received $ioo.oo from the Future Farmer
Foundation and a plaque from Southern
Dairies. He also received the Florida
Dairy Industries' rotating trophy for
for making the best record in the Future
Farmer Dairy Show at the Tampa Fair.
Billy finished Suwannee High School
in Live Oak, this Spring. He has served
as President of the Student Body there,
has been President of the FFA Chapter,
and Secretary, was editor on the school
annual staff, played in the Band, Treas-
urer of the Key Club, played football and
baseball, is an active member of his
Church, and sings in the Choir. He was
elected Commissioner of Agriculture at

* With winners in the State Dairy Farming Con-
test, left to right: Mr. J. Norfleet representing
Southern Dairies; Gene Wheeler, Hawthorne; Joe
Register, Campbellton; Jack Davis, Vero Beach, with
the plaque presented by Southern Dairies, Inc., for
being the top district winner; Billy Gunter, Suwannee
Chapter at Live Oak, with his National Dairy Ef-
ficiency plaque for being state winner, and his
trophy presented by the Florida Dairy Industries
Ass'n for having the most outstanding exhibit of
dairy animals at the Florida State Fair in Tampa,
George Ford, Quincy; Earl Hunt, Jr., DeLand; and
Lloyd Harris, Bartow. W. H. Stuart, from
Bartow, presenting the $100.00 check from the Fu-
ture Farmer Foundation to Billy Gunter, Suwannee
Chapter, Live Oak, named State Dairy Farmer of Fla.
for 1952 J. P. O'Donnell, International Harvester
Co., presenting the Future Farmer Foundation Cer-
tificate and check for $100.00 to Raymond Cook of
the Escambia Farms Chapter, winner in the Soil and
Water Management contest. Mr.J. G.Gravlee,Flor-
ida Power Corp., presenting check for $100.00 and
certificate from theFuture FarmerFoundation to Otto
Roberts of the Quincy Chapter for being the state
winner in Farm Electrification. Other boys who re-
ceived savings bonds for $50.00 from the Fla. Power
Corp., Florida Power and Light Company, and the
Tampa Electric Company, are, Carroll Joiner, Mon-
ticello; Marvin LeRoy Polk, Wauchula; Teddy P.
Ganus, Cross City; William Harris, Hawthorne;
Wayne McCall, Walnut Hill; and Robert Leverett,
Fort Pierce e Mr. G. H. W. Schmidt, vice-Presi-
dent, Florida Ford Tractor Co., Jacksonville, presents
Farm Mechanics Awards consisting of check for
$100.00 and Certificate from the Future Farmer
Foundation, and a $100.00 Savings Bond from the
Florida Ford Tractor Company, to Maynard Osborne,
Fort Lauderdale, State Farm Mechanics Award Win-
ner. Others who received $50.00 savings bond each,
as district winners in farm mechanics, are Gary Ab-
ston, Fort Pierce; Alvin Wilhelm, Sarasota; Jackson
Brownlee, for Billy Twombly, Trenton; Albert Jo-
seph Guenther, DeLand; Eugene Foster, Bristol; and
Wenton Wilkinson, Baker Mr. W. R. (Buster)
Hancock, Fosgate Citrus Growers Cooperative, pre-
senting 'the Future Farmer Foundation certificate
and check for $100.00 to Lindsey Bane of the DeLand
chapter for his chapter's outstanding accomplish-
ments in Farm Safety. Mr. Eugene Griffin, Bartow,
presenting awards to the winners in the Beef Breed-
ing and Feeder Steer Contests; John Gordon, Fort
Meade, receiving the award of $100; Billy Scott, Fort
Pierce; Bobby Griffin, Bartow; Tom Rowand, Wil-
liams Chapter at Live Oak; Earl Raulerson, Okeecho-
bee; Terry Johnson, Quincy; Mr. Bishop, Chapter
Adviser at Quincy; Jack Henderson, Fort Meade;
Wayne Hanna and William Timmons, Quincy; Luther
Feagin, Bartow; John H. Thomas, Okeechobee. All
other winners received checks for $10.00 from the
Fla. Cattlemen's Ass'n.

Boys' State last summer, went to Washing-
ton this Spring as a Congressional Page, is
a member of the Florida Guernsey Cattle
Club Association, the Florida Dairy In-
dustry Association, and the Florida Farm
Bureau. He won the State and Tri-State
Public Speaking Contests in 1951, and
placed second in the Southern Regional
When asked for a brief summary of his
accomplishments in dairying, which led
to his receiving the Star Dairy Farmer
Award at the recent FFA Convention, he
gave this data:
"During the past three years, I have ac-
cumulated eight registered Guernsey heif-
ers and a registered bull of my own. These
are valued at about $2,450.00. Five of my
heifers are of producing age, and I own
ten grade cows in partnership with my
father. They are valued at $1,850.00.
"We have built a dairy barn and in-
stalled milking machines, a cooler box, a
hot water system, and other modern equip-
ment. I have assisted my father in plant-
ing twenty acres of Pensacola Bahia grass
and twenty-five acres of Love grass for
grazing. I have also carried other livestock
and crops as part of my supervised farm-
ing program, including one hundred and
fifty broilers for meat, fourteen beef cal-
ves, one pig, fifteen acres of corn, eight
acres of Hairy Indigo, one-half acre of
home garden, and seven acres of planted
"I have shown some of my best Guernsey
stock at the past two state fairs. In the
1951 Florida State Fair one of my heifers
was Reserve Champion female of the
FFA Show. At the 1952 State Fair, my
oldest heifer, Dinsmore Maxmost Estelle,
was Grand Champion Guernsey female
of the F.F.A. Show. I also had a first
place winner in the junior yearling class
and the heifer calf class. My winnings
for showing animals have totaled over
His plans for the future include attend-
ing the University of Florida to study
Dairying and Agriculture and applying
for the American Farmer Degree. The
future looks bright for Billy, and because
of him and many other Future Farmers,
this country's future looks brighter too.
Jack Davis of Vero Beach, District VI,
received top District Award of $25.oo and
a plaque from Southern Dairies. Other
district winners who also received $25.oo
from Southern Dairies were: Joe Register
of Campbellton,. District I; George Ford,
Quincy, District II; Gene Wheeler, Haw-
thorne, District II; Earle Hurst, Jr., De-
Land, District IV, and Lloyd Harris, Bar-
tow, District V.

ture Farmers of America Foundation. Otto
received a $1oo cash award, and is eligible
for National competition.
Although he had no previous training
in shop work during his first year of
Vocational Agriculture, he discovered the
farm shop program interested him as much,
as the agricultural program. During his
second year when the class studied elec-
tricity, young Roberts decided his primary
objective would be to excell in this phase
of his work. Because of his interest, he
was given individual lessons by his Ad-
viser and encouraged to further progress.
His Adviser also made arrangements with
a local electrician for him to visit his shop
during after school hours each afternoon.
Soon he was able to undertake small
electrical jobs, such as repairing cords,
and wiring brooders.
During his Sophomore, Junior and
Senior years, he worked for the City dur-
ing the summers and afternoons after
school. In his work for the City, he has
connected street lights, installed meter-
ing equipment, serviced traffic lights, re-
worked electric motors, rewired motors,
made general repairs on battery chargers,
and repairs on electric fans. The money
he earned was used to buy electrical equip-
ment for his home shop.
He now owns equipment valued at
$75.00 and owns in partnership with his
father electrical equipment valued at
about $40.00. He has done all necessary
electrical work at his home for the past
three years, including the installation of
an electric pump. He has constructed
flood lights, wired brooders and chicken
houses, and run lines needed in his home.
Repair work done, included: work on
meters, irons, radios, fans, refrigerators,
and other such equipment. He has also
had the experience of wiring a dwelling.
His plans for the future include hopes
of having one of the most up-to-date farrn
shops in his area. He believes the use
of electricity to save labor and a well
planned farming program should be the
combination to help him become estab-
lished as a modern scientific farmer.
Six District winners in Farm Electrifica-
tion received $50.00 Saving Bonds pro-
vided by a fund donated by Florida Power
and Light Company, Florida Power Cor-
poration, and Tampa Electric Company.
Wayne McCall, of Walnut Hill, won in
District I; Carroll Joiner, of Monticello,
District II; Teddy P. Ganus, of Cross City
Chapter, District III; William Harris, of
Hawthorne Chapter, District IV; Leroy
Polk, Wauchula Chapter, District V; and
Robert Leverett, Ft. Pierce Chapter, Dis-
trict VI.

Farm Electrification Award Farm Mechanics Award

OTTo ROBERTS, Quincy High School Senior,
took the top Farm Electrification Award
given at the State Convention by the Fu-

The Florida Future Farmer for July 1952

AMERICAN FARMING methods, with modern
equipment, demand the farmer have a
working knowledge of the maintenance,

Top panel shows R. N. Hoskins of the
Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company,
present a check for $io.oo and pennant
from the Florida Ass'n to John Adams of
Winter Garden, State Champion in the
Harmonica Contest. Other winners in
this contest, in order of their placings,
were: John Hughes, Ponce de Leon;
Orville Davis, Frostproof; John Jackson,
Clewiston; Richard Rowe, Sanderson;
and Newton Tatum, Frink. Mr. C. H.
Willoughby, former professor of animal
husbandry at the University of Florida,
receives special plaque from president
Copeland Griswold, for his outstanding
aid and assistance over a period of many
years to the Florida Future Farmers. L.
C. Fox (left) and Harold Meeks (right)
of the Winter Garden team which won
the state championship in the Horseshoe
Pitching contest. Other teams partici-
pating in this contest were from Belle
Glade, Baker, Sopchoppy, Green Cove
Springs, and Wimauma. State champion
Softball team from the Ponce de Leon
FFA Chapter. Other teams partici-
pating in this contest were from Greens-
boro, Macclenny, Wildwood, Kathleen,
and Stuart.

care, operation, and repair of such equip-
ment. Most high school Vocational Agri-
cultural departments have well equipped
shops where students receive practical in-
struction in Farm, Mechanics. Florida
Future Farmers are encouraged to take ad-
vantage of this training by competing for

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the Future Farmers of America Founda-
tion Award to the Florida boy with the
most outstanding program in Farm Me-
chanics, and the Florida Ford Tractor
Company's award to State, District and
County winners in this phase of vocational
This year, top place in the State went to
Maynard Osborne of the Fort Lauderdale
Maynard, a senior this year at Fort Lau-
derdale High, has carried out an all-round
farming program, been active in his FFA
Chapter as Vice-President, a member of
the Farm Bureau and the Davie Cham-
ber of Commerce, and served as director
in the Civitan Club.
The shop, equipment, machinery and
tools on Maynard's home farm are well
suited to the farm needs and have added
a great deal toward establishing him an
up-to-date farmer. He owns a Ford trac-
tor, Chevrolet pick-up, power sprayer,

Mr. J. F. Bazemore, State Educational Manager,
Chilean Nitrate Educational Bureau, presenting
Chilean Nitrate Leadership awards to (left to right)
-Leonard Stafford, Chumuckla; Billy Gunter, Su-
wannee Chapter at Live Oak; Charles Salmon, La-
Belle; Sonny Griffin, Bartow; William Timmons,
Quincy. Not present when picture was taken was
Freddie Conner, Tavares Chapter. Mr. T. L.
Barrineau, district supervisor, with members from
chapters which won the scrapbook contest. Left to
right, Mr. Barrineau, Wesley Goff from the Suwannee
Chapter at Live Oak; William Timmons, Quincy
Chapter (State Winner); Lloyd Harris, Bartow; Law-
rence Allen, DeLand; and Carlos L. Porter, Vernon
Chapter. Not featured in the picture was the repre-
sentative of the Stuart Chapter Mr. John Ford,
Executive Secretary, Florida Farm Bureau, Winter
Park, presenting the Florida Farm Bureau trophy
to the State Parliamentary Procedure Team from
Marianna. Reading from left to right are Mr.
Ford, Dan Pelt, Jr. (holding cup), Burl Carroll,
John Cause, Charles Lawrence, Leon Duncan, Cal-
vin Crawford, and Marianna Chapter Adviser Rex
F. Toole. Other winners in this contest, in order
of their placings, were: High Springs, Fort Pierce,
Kathleen, Umatilla, and Bristol. Each of these
District Winners received a pennant and check .
i Mr. H. Dale Smith, Chairman of the Agricultural
Committee, Florida Bankers' Association presented
the annual scholarships to the Future Farmers
reading from left to right: E. J. Gibbs: Gonzalez;
S Wesley Dean, Greensboro; Joe McRee, Eustis; M. A.
Tidwell, Branford; William Miller, Plant City. To
extreme right is Henry Coleman, Pres. of the Com-
mercial Bank of Daytona Beach T. J. Wetherell,
Sears & Roebuck, Daytona Beach, presenting the
Awards in the "PASS THE CHICKEN, PAPPY" Contest.
Winners were: District 1, Popular Springs, Baker,
and Marianna. District II, Malone, Blountstown,
and White Springs. District III, Bunnell, Crescent
City, and Live Oak (Suwannee). District IV, Ta-
vares, Ocoee, and St. Cloud. District V, Bradenton,
Frostproof, and Wauchula. District VI, Redland,
Belle Glade, and Homestead Honorary State
Farmer Degrees presented Thursday night, June
12th., to men who have rendered outstanding service
to the organization, were, Front row, left to right:
L. R. Fendig, Jacksonville; E. M. Nix, Jacksonville;
E. B. O'Kelley, Jacksonville; Justin Weddell, Pen-
sacola; W. Tap Bennett, Savannah, Georgia; Wil-
bur Marshall, Tallahassee; Thomas E. Hancock,
Jacksonville; W. H. Stuart, Bartow; J. G. Beatty,
Orlando. Back row, left to right:-D. A. Storms,
Plant City; J. A. Shanks, Quincy; S. B. Timmons,
Quincy; A. R. Cox, Tallahassee; H. F. Wiggins,
Sr., Live Oak; M. O. Worthington, Fort Lauderdale;
Guy T. Gard, Tallahassee; J. C. Waldron, Drifton;
R. L. Cunningham, Bradenton; J. D. Griswold, Jay;
Not present when picture was made, was Sinclair
Wells, Tallahassee Mr. James E. Gorman,
Managing Director, Florida Chain Store Council,
Inc., sponsors of the State Chapter Contest, presents
awards to some of the District winners Quincy
won the $50.00 prize and plaque from the Florida
Chair Store Council, Inc., as the best chapter in the
State, while Suwannee Chapter at Live Oak received
$30.00 for being second best in the State. Four
winners in each District received prizes. These
were in order: District I: Baker, Poplar Springs, Tate
(Gonzalez), and Vernon. District II: Quincy,
Greensboro, Altha, and Bristol. District III: Live
Oak (Suwannee), Trenton, Branford, and Newberry.
District IV: DeLand, Ocala, Chiefland, and Reddick.
District V: Plant City, Turkey Creek, Bartow, and
Inverness. District VI: Fort Pierce, Redland, Lake
Placid, and LaBelle.

The Florida Future Farmer for July 1952

cultivator, seed planters, valued at ap-
proximately $2600, and owns in partner-
ship with his father an International
Caterpillar, set of weed choppers, and an
18" bottom plow; his share of estimated
value, of which amounts to about $2000ooo.
He has constructed a lime spreader and
landscape roller, and reconditioned two
Ford tractor engines, two International
tractors, and installed a new floor in his
pick-up truck. He also reconstructed a
soil pulverizer, constructed a water pump
and wind mill, which have improved the
farm living and farming efficiency very
much. He constructed a tractor trailer
and a cattle trailer, reconditioned a truck
body, bed, and rack, and trailer hitch, and
has put new blades on weed cutters and
new blades and pulley on mowing ma-
His father constructed a farm shop
building, with the agreement that May-
nard would install the equipment. He
helped his father construct the 16' x 32'
shop, painted it, and installed a grinder
stand, work bench, and table saw, which
he constructed. He reconditioned bush-
ing for a saw, and bought a power drill,
wood plane and saw, and steel lathe for
the shop.
His installation of a cattle watering
trough, a lawn sprinkling system and
making a mortar box, drilling a well, run-
ning hot and cold lines and landscaping
the home grounds with 600 plants, es-
tablishing proper water drainage, con-
structing barbed wire, hog and plank fen-
ces have added much to the convenience
of the farm and home.
These accomplishments resulted in his
receiving a $1oo cash award from the
Future Farmers of America Foundation,
and a $1oo Savings Bond from the Florida
Ford Tractor Company. The local Ford
Tractor Company also donated a $25.00
Savings Bond to him as local winner.
Other District winners, who each re-
ceived a $50.oo Savings Bond from the
Florida Ford Tractor Company were Wen-
ton Wilkinson, Baker; Eugene Foster,
Bristol; Billy Twombly, Trenton; Albert
Joseph Guenther, DeLand; Alvin Wil-
helm, Sarasota; and Gary Abston of Fort
Pierce. County winners received $25.00
Savings Bonds from local Ford Dealers.

Beef Breeding Awards

JOHN GORDON of Fort Meade has carried
out a beef breeding program, which will
enable him to be a full fledged Florida
Cattleman when he graduates from high
As a start when he enrolled in Vocation-
al Agriculture, he had a Guernsey heifer
which he sold for $1oo.oo to buy a 5-month
old registered Hereford heifer. The fol-
lowing year he bought a Hereford bull
calf to make a steer and fit out to show.

The Florida Future Farmer for July 1952

In the third year, the Hereford heifer
was bred to the herd bull. This heifer
placed first in her class at the Polk Coun-
ty Youth Fair, and was Reserve Champion
at the State Fair. The steer was sold at
the Polk County Youth Fair for $.44 per
pound. Selling the steer enabled him to
buy three good registered Hereford heifers
from the Santa Fe River Ranch. An Uncle
gave him a registered Brahman bull,
which he will use to breed grade cows on
the home farm.
John has also purchased a registered
Hereford heifer from W. J. Newman at
Holopaw, which he plans to keep for a
show animal. Two of his heifers in the
Florida State Fair placed first and third,
in their class. One was senior champion.
The registered Hereford bull calf recently
purchased will be used later as a herd bull.
To feed his cattle, John has produced
6 acres of vevet beans, 12 acres of hegari,
and io acres of corn. For pasture, he
grazed 180 animals on to acres of Bahia,
365 animals on 2 acres of Pangola, 90 ani-
manls on to acres of oats and rye, 365
animals on 13 acres of native grass.
In recognition for his outstanding re-
cord in beef breeding in the FFA, the
Florida Cattlemen's Association has made
$1oo.oo available to him to purchase a
purebred beef bull or heifer calf of the
breed he desires.
Billy Scott of Ft. Pierce, Bobby Griffin
of Bartow, Tom Rowan, J. F. Williams
Chapter of Live Oak, Eugene Edenfield of
Tallahassee, and Earl Raulerson of Okee-
chobee each received $10.oo from the Flor-
ida Cattlemen's Association to defray ex-
penses to the State Convention.

Feeder Steer Awards

TERRY JOHNSON of Quincy received the.
Florida Cattlemen's Award of $1oo.oo for
his and Adviser's expenses to the Nation-
al FFA Convention next October, for
placing first in the State Feeder Steer Con-
Terry, whose Hereford steer was Grand
Champion of the West Florida Show, fed
his steer on 215 bushels of corn he pro-
duced on 5 acres. The steer gained 585
pounds. He sold the steer at $.44 per
For pasture, Terry has 25 acres of Bahia,
Centipede, White Dutch and Crimson
Other winners in this contest are in the
order of their placing. Jack Henderson,
Ft. Meade; Wayne Hanna, Quincy; Wil-
liam Timmons, Quincy; Luther Feagin,
Bartow; and John H. Thomas, of Okee-
chobee. Each received $1o.oo for expen-
ses at the State FFA Convention from the
Florida Cattlemen's Association.

Soil and Water Management
RAYMOND COOK, Of the Escambia Farms

FFA Chapter, was the winner of the 1952
State Soil and Water Management Award
of $1oo.oo. He has completed three years
of Agriculture, and has been an active
member of his FFA Chapter and outstand-
ing in his 4-H Club.
Raymond was born on a dairy farm on
Long Island, but moved to Birmingham,
Alabama as a child. When he was ten
years old, he moved to Escambia Farms,
Florida to a family farm. Here, as first,
farm work seemed like play, but he soon
found there was more work than play.
Still, in spite of all the work, he liked farm
life and helped his father at all times,
when he could.
His interest in farming and willingness
to learn and help, enabled his father to
take a job at Eglin Field the year Ray-
mond was 14 and began to take Vocation-
al Agriculture. With some help from his
father, he tended 45 acres of land, put in
8 acres of permanent pasture, and sold
about 25 head of hogs. In addition to the
farm work, he carried three FFA projects.
Because of his experience and learning
better farming techniques, the next year's
farming, though increased in scope, was
easier. He had been able to acquire a
small tractor, which helped a great deal.
That year, he carried four projects in FFA
and three in 4-H. He won the County
and State Corn Contests, producing 600
bushels on 20 acres. He added to more
acres of permanent pasture, and sold 56
head of hogs.
Last year, he added 21 acres of pasture
on the home farm, his four sows produced
65 head of Duroc pigs, which he fed with
22 acres of corn, 3 acres of chufas, clover,
and 6 acres of Kudza. He also had 8
acres of cotton and two acres of sweet po-
tatoes. His corn yield increased from 30
to 45 bushels per acre. His father missed
only 5 days from work, and Raymond
only 8 of school.
He plans with his father to expand his
farming program to increase corn yield to
Adviser received the Honorary State
Farmer Degree.
The average number of productive en-
(Continued on page 15)

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Congratulations to Members

of Florida's Best F.F.A.

Chapter... QUINCY

and the New 1952

Star State Farmer

William Timmons

See Star State Farmer Story on page 5.
See Feeder Steer Award Story on page 9.
SSee Farm Electrification Award Story
page 7.
See Quincy Chapter Story on page 14.
Members of the Quincy F. F. A. Chapter for 1951-52

Gadsden County friends and admirers of the Quincy Future
Farmers of America Chapter wish to take this means of com-
mending this fine group of future citizens for their outstanding
achievements in carrying out a program of work which won
for them the top honors in competition with 142 other F.F.A.
Chapters in Florida.
The recognition won by these boys brings honor not only to
themselves and their chapter but to Quincy and Gadsden
We recognize and appreciate the excellent leadership of
their Chapter adviser and we pledge our continued support
and encouragement toward higher goals and achievements. Terry Johnson, of the Quincy FFA Chapter,
with his grand champion Hereford, exhibited
at the Eighth Annual West Florida Livestock
Association Fat Cattle Show and Sale.
These two pages sponsored by Quincy friends of the Quincy Chapter of the Future Farmers of America.

0 The Florida Future Farmer for July 1952

At left, Mr. H. E. Wood, State Adviser, (center) holds the Gold Emblem awarded to the Quincy F.F.A. Chapter at
the National F.F.A. Convention in October, I951. The Chapter was one of the top 37 in the Nation. With Mr.
Wood are William Timmons, Chapter Secretary and President-Elect, (right); Bobby Woodward, Chapter President,
and Secretary of the Florida Association; and Mr. D. M. Bishop, Quincy Chapter Adviser. At right panel, William
Timmons, left, with his Grand Champion Hogs at the North Florida Hog Show. George Ford, District Winner
in Dairy Farming, lends a hand.

Honor And Awards in 195A

National 2nd Vice President 1951-52
Hal Davis
National Gold Emblem 1951-52
State Chapter Contest
Sponsored by the Florida Chain Store Council Inc.
Star State Farmer and Leadership Awards
Sponsored by the Future Farmer Foundation
and Chilean Nitrate Educational Bureau Inc.
State Feeder Steer Award
Sponsored by the Florida Cattleman Association

State Farm Electrification Award
Sponsored by the Future Farmer Foundation, Florida
Power 8& Light Co., Florida Power Corporation, and
Tampa Electric Co.
State Scrapbook Award
State String Band Contest
Second Place
District Sweetheart
State 1st Vice President

Members of the Quincy Chapter are shown with the posts for mail boxes made by them in the Farm Shop. These
mail boxes can be seen throughout the community.

The Florida Future Farmer for July. 1952


State Highlights

By A. R. Cox, Executive Secretary The Alachua
DURING THE year 1951-52, the Florida As- Judging Team r
sociation, FFA has surpassed every prev- at the Americai
ious year in growth and achievement, and Ralph Cell
Membership in the Florida Association Judging Team,
has grown to 143 chapters, with 7,858 The Ocala judge
members, an increase of 5 chapters and Florida Associat
346 members. Dairy Cattle an
Among outstanding events in which Fu- Contest at Wat(
ture Farmers of Florida played a leading The State off
part are as follows: meetings at Da
The Forestry Camp at Camp O'Lena the Senator Hot
had 217 members attending under the di- ber, at Tampa
reaction of the Florida Forest Service. Fair in Februar
Eight members of the Florida Association sena Hotel in
received the American Farmer Degree. Minutes of each
Three Florida Future Farmers played in in the monthly a
the National Band, and five members sang The Trenton
in the national chorus. Hal Davis served nationwide reco,
as 2nd vice-president at the national con- tive activities as
vention. H. F. Wiggins, Jr., Star State year's competition
Farmer of the Florida Association, and ica Institute of
one of the six Chilean Nitrate Leadership selected again
Award winners attending the national Council of Far
convention, participated in the massing of ceived $400.oo t
flags. Johnny Eubanks of Bristol received to attend the anr
the Southern Regional Farm Electrifi- can Institute of
cation Award. The Leon Chapter String ing, Michigan, n
Band appeared on the national talent The Suwanne
show program and at two other events of won the JayCee
national' convention week. The Quincy and was awarded
FFA Chapter, which placed first in the the chapter adv
State Chapter Contest sponsored by the attend the natio
Florida Chain Store Council, Inc., re- Eleven Chap
ceived the Gold Emblem Award, and the bulls through th
Suwannee Chapter at Live Oak, received tion. Twenty c
the Silver Emblem. Mr. D. M. Bishop, Sears' Foundatic
Quincy Chapter Adviser, received the improvement pr
honorary American Farmer Degree. For- At livestock sl
rest Davis, 1950-51 Star Farmer of Ameri- hibited many w
ca, appeared on the national convention mendable progre
program and gave a report on his trip to entries. Georg
Denmark. He also appeared on a num- Chapter exhibit
ber of radio and luncheon programs, class at the Wes
Billy Fish of the Taylor Chapter rep- Chipley, and Wi
resented the southeastern states SAL For- wannee Chapter
estry Winners, and made an outstanding honors in the 4t
speech before the Kiwanis Club in Kan- ley Hog Show an
sas City during the national convention, the FFA Breede
The Florida Cattleman Winners in the North Florida
Feeder Steer and Beef Breeding Contest grand champion
were Tom Rowand and H. F. Wiggins, Jr., Jackie Peacock c
of the Williams Memorial Chapter at Live ve champion fer
Oak. Tom and his chapter Adviser at- of the Suwannee
tended the national convention and H. F. champion boar
received $1oo.oo to help pay the cost of Chipley Chapter.
a purebred beef animal of his choice. judging team pl
Fifty-five Florida Chapters were repre- Chapter placed f.
sented by 155 members and friends at the Bull Breeding (
national convention, with Don Fuqua and bull which is be
Copeland Griswold serving as official dele- the Southeastern
gates of the Florida Association. Don ser- lanta, next Octol
ved as Chairman of the nominating com- Two F.F.A. f
mittee and Copeland as chairman of the during the past
resolutions committee. Hillsborough Cc

for 1951-52 Cited

FFA Chapter Livestock
received a Bronze Emblem
n Royal Livestock Show,
on, Jr., a member of the
won a Silver Emblem.
;ing team represented the
ion in the National FFA
d Dairy Products Judging
erloo, Iowa.
icers held their executive
ytona Beach in July, at
el in Kansas City in Octo-
during the Florida State
y, and at the Princess Is-
Daytona Beach in April.
meeting were published
agricultural newsletters.
FFA Chapter received
gnition for their coopera-
third place winners in last
n sponsored by the Amer-
Cooperation. They were
this year by the Florida
ner Cooperative, and re-
o pay expenses for them
cual meeting of the Ameri-
Cooperation at East Lans-
ext August.
e Chapter at Live Oak
Chapter Forestry Contest
d $125.00 for expenses of
iser and one member to
nal convention.
ters received purebred
e Sears Roebuck Founda-
hapters benefited by the
an newly initiated swine
lows, Future Farmers ex-
inners and showed com-
:ss in the quality of.their
e Ford of the Quincy
ed the best in the Jersey
it Florida Dairy Show in
ley Grantham of the Su-
Swalked away with top
h Annual Suwannee Val-
id sale in September. In
r Hog Show held at the
Fair in Tallahassee, the
Female was shown by
if Blountstown, the reser-
nale by Hubert Gamble
Chapter, and the reserve
by James Grimes of the
The Suwannee Chapter
aced first. The DeLand
irst in the Sears Roebuck
contestt and won a fine
ing fitted for exhibit in
Livestock Show in At-
ederations were formed
year in Polk County and
county. These counties

also held outstanding youth shows. Fort
Pierce Chapter again sponsored a success-
ful FFA livestock show and sale.
The Benjamin Franklin Chapter at
Tampa entered the champion FFA Guern-
sey female in the West Coast Dairy Show,
in Tampa and Harry Griffin, Bartow Chap-
ter, showed the champion FFA Holstein
heifer. Joe Cochran of Bartow placed
first, with Larry Cowart of Bushnell winn-
ing top individual honors. Bobby Grif-
fin of Bartow exhibited the Junior Cham-
pion bull. At the 8th Annual West Florida
Livestock Show in Quincy, Terry Johnson
of the Quincy Chapter exhibited the grand
champion and won the Mayo Scholarship
and Wesley Dean of Greensboro showed
the reserve champion. Jerry Owens of
Quincy was top individual in judging.
The Madison Chapter took first place in
judging livestock. The Havana Chapter
placed first in a Pasture Grass and Seed
Identification Contest.
At the Florida State Fair in Tampa, top
honors went to Bartow for livestock judg-
ing to Bushnell for Beef judging, and to
Redland.for dairy judging. The Wauch-
ula team placed first in fruits and veget-
able judging, and the Laurel Hill Chapter
in hay, grain, and forage judging.
At the Southeastern Fat Stock Show and
Sale in Ocala, H. F. Wiggins, Jr., showed
the FFA champion and reserve champion,
and the reserve grand champion, and the
Quincy Judging Team placed first. Leroy
Baldwin, Ocala, received the Mayo Schol-
arship. At the Imperial National Brah-
man Show and Sale, Bobby Griffin of Bar-
tow showed both the grand and reserve
champion bulls, and grand champion
female was shown by Sonny Griffin. The
Wauchula team placed first in Judging.
John Thomas, Okeechobee, showed the
grand champion in the Southeast Florida
Livestock Show at Belle Glade.
Last summer, Copeland Griswold, Don
Fuqua, and George Stone, represented our
association at Camp Miniwanca at Shelby,
Michigan, for christian Leadership Train-
ing. Don Fuqua was elected vice-presi-
dent of the group.
The achievements of the Florida As-
sociation were highly praised in an is-
sue of the Seaboard Forestry Bulletin
which featured our State Adviser, Mr. H.
E. Wood, in recognition of his successful
promotion of sound forestry practices
among Future Farmers. Further recogni-
tion of our state adviser came when the
Progressive Farmer named him "Man of
the Year" in service to Florida Agricul-
Billy Gunter was honored by selection
as a congressional Page for March, by con-
gressman Bennett. Having served last

The Florida Future Farmer for July 1952

summer as Commissioner of Agriculture,
at Florida Boys' State, Billy did not enter
the political work of Washington unversed
in governmental mechanics. Another
Future Farmer, Gene Smith of Jasper,
served as congressional Page during Sep-
Eight Future Farmers received Bankers'
Scholarships to help them start college.
Earnest Collins, Jr., of Miami Edison
Chapter, was elected by the Greater Miami
Insurance Board for its annual four-year
scholarship loan of $40.00 per year.
Thomas Collins, member of the Wil-
liams Memorial Chapter at Live Oak, was
selected to receive the National Thorough-
bred Breeders' Association Scholarship
award. The Suwannee Chapter at Live
Oak donated $32.50, and the Quincy
Chapter $1o.oo, to build up the Williams
Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Doyle Conner, former National FFA
President, who has brought the Florida
Association many honors and public ap-
preciation, has been successful in his com-
paign for re-election to the Florida Legis-
lature. He was speaker at many impor-
tant events, one of which was a business
man's dinner at the Barclay Hotel in Phil-
adelphia, last Fall, when he was principal
speaker, discussing "The Relationship be-
tween Industry and Agriculture" to a
group of well-known industrial leaders,
including Raymond Firestone, Milton
Eisenhower, and Bob Reed of the Country
Gentleman. Other associate members
elected to the Florida Legislature were
John Crews and Ed Fraser of Macclenny;
Ferrin Campbell of Crestview, and F. C.
Rogell of Palmetto.
Forrest Davis, Star Farmer of America
for 1951, and former state officer, was
elected a state director in the Farm Bureau
at the Farm Bureau Convention in Or-
lando. He is one of the youngest Farm
Bureau directors in the Nation. Our state
president, Copeland Griswold, was a guest
speaker at the Convention, and spoke at
one session.
Ben Arnold Griffin of the Chipley
Chapter, entered two Shorthorn heifers
in the International Livestock Show in
Chicago, and is, I believe, the first Future
Farmer from Florida to enter this contest.
H. F. Wiggins, Jr,, 1951 Star State
Farmer, was elected Secretary of the Su-
wannee County Farm Bureau.
This report contains only the highlights
for the 1951-52 year, and is by no means a
complete summary of the Florida FFA ac-
tivities and accomplishments.
If you are interested in any further de-
tails, let me refer you to the quarterly is-
sues of the FFF magazine, and the month-
ly agriculture teachers' newsletters.

ASK YOUR banker for a copy of "Six Roads
to Forest Profits", an instructive pamph-

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115 Receive State Farmer Degree at Convention
THE STATE Farmer Degree was conferred upon 115 members, with a total labor income of
$216,321.88, at the State Convention. Winners, with chapter, age, years in Vocational Agriculture,
and labor income earned from productive enterprises, are as follows: Years
Name Chapter Age Voc. Ag. Labor Income
George Lithunial Beasley Allentown 17 4 $1,050.39
Halcutts Curtiss Miller Allentown 19 3 633.57
Charles Ward Allentown 18 5 1,019.00
Jerry Hudson Baker 16 4 836.94
Ben Arnold Griffin Chipley 17 5 2,014.70
Robbins Lee Wood Chipley 17 5 1,042.66
Leon Miller Chumuckla 18 5 1,551.83
Leonard Stafford Chumuckla 18 5 1,907.88
E. J. Gibbs, Jr Gonzalez (Tate) 18 5 7,780.21
Wayne Godwin Jay 16 4 4,049.68
Clifton Lowry Jay 19 4 1,001.40
Van McCaskill Jay 17 4 877.15
John Gause Marianna 17 3 794.06
James B. Rehberg Marianna 18 4 1,327.65
Marlin Waldorff Marianna 17 4 515.92
John Henry Mason Paxton 17 5 1,661.93
Cecil C. Gilmore Ponce de Leon 17 3 345.60
Houston O. Gilmore Ponce de Leon 17 3 648.72
Billy Bell Vernon 16 4 437.92
Delane Chesnut Vernon 17 4 745.26
Sidney Edward Jarvis Walnut Hill 17 4 1,328.10
Jimmy Cook Bristol 16 4 $2,102.00
Wesley Henderson Dean Greensboro 16 4 2,428.46
Gerald Dedge Jasper 17 3 418.65
Gipson Kingry, Jr. Malone 16 3 312.56
Harold Pearson Mayo (Lafayette) 17 3 1,091.45
Howard Putnal Mayo (Lafayette) 17 3 781.87
Wayne Hanna Quincy 18 5 2,098.84
William Hanna Quincy 16 3 567.44
James Lewis Quincy 19 3 1,095.07
Spence Hall McCall Quincy 17 4 644.07
William Paul Nicholson Quincy 17 4 1,921.60
William Timmons Quincy 16 4 4,354.02
William Daws, Jr. Monticello 19 3 368.84
Herbert Getorge Demott Monticello i8 5 639.64
James Franklin Hopson Monticello 17 3 412.95
Joe Alex Register Monticello 17 5 674.00
Henry Frank Rollins Monticello 18 4 363.96
Willie Thigpen, Jr. Monticello 18 4 494.63
Ralph Wilson Cellon, Jr. Alacnua 18 5 $4,525.77
Dwight Cullen Alachua 18 5 1,378.50
Lamar Dupree Alachua 16 4 2,895.75
Lamar Malphurs Alachua 17 4 2,273.11
M. A. Tidwell Branford 17 4 1,621.29
Norvel Truluck Branford 17 4 4,010.50
Erroll Fielding Ft. White 17 4 589.60
Bussy David Willard Ft. White 18 5 1,180.41
Sidney Allen Moody Green Cove Springs 16 3 1,324.20
Jimmie Whitehead Lake Butler 17 3 2,020.79
Shuffield Spradley Columbia (Lake City) 18 3 2,186.71
Earl Brown Bill Sheely (Lake City) 21 4 2,221.93
Marion Allison Suwannee (Live Oak) 17 4 1,470.50
Levis Chauncey Suwannee 17 4 1,174.70
Franklin D. Clark Suwannee 16 4 1,481.15
Lewis Phillip Delegal Suwannee 17 4 1,763.35
Hubert Gamble Suwannee 18 4 3,062.30
Howard Wesley Goff Suwannee 16 4 781.51
Billy Gunter Suwannee 17 4 2,657.35
Clyde Wilbur Harrell Suwannee 17 4 522.37
Leroy Hurst, Jr. Suwannee 17 4 1,962.61
Ronald Lanier Suwannee 16 4 1,818.73
Robert Sheppard Suwannee 18 4 758.82
William J. Ragan Williams (Live Oak) 19 4 998.97
Felton Roberson Williams 19 4 1,506.37
Tom Rowand Williams 17 4 1,911.58
Earl Crawford Newberry 17 5 7,706.82
John Suggs Newberry t1 4 1,204.05
Ray Elgene Brown Taylor 18 3 577.10
William S. Fish Taylor 18 3 3,447.52
Bobby Lee Taylor Taylor 18 2 475.75
Franklin D. Taylor Taylor 19 3 1,815.15
Jackson Brownlee Trenton 16 4 609.63
Larry Cowart BusInell 16 4 $1,651.40
Charles Lamb Bushnell 17 5 2,953.06
Buddy Tillis Chiefland 17 3 l3.z0
Donald Hiers Chiefland 17 4 476.70
Eugene T. Yancey DeLand 17 3 776.49
Joseph Edward McRee Eustis 16 4 1,481.63
Ralph Douglas Olson Groveland 17 4 2,322.48
Curtis Grigsby Leesburg 16 4 256.10
Claude Spears Leesburg 16 4 1,795.43
Jay Counts Ocala 18 4 971.00
Chester I. Harrison Ocala 19 4 955.45
Johnny West Ocala 18 4 638.38
Albert Vester Estes Reddick 19 5 1,257.10
Richard Ashley Greene Reddick 17 4 971.65
Freddie Conner Tavares 19 4 2,408.00
Paul Walter Healan Winter Garden (Lakeview) 3 434.92
Joseph John Cochran Bartow 16 3 $ 1,116.80
Luther Eugene Feagin Bartow 17 3 450.57
Eugene (Sonny) Griffin, Jr. Bartow 18 5 40,911.19
Robert Newton Adams Bradenton 17 3 534.77
Thomas S. Chaires Bradenton 17 3 316.70
Edwin Charles Goe Bradenton 18 4 287.37
Julius Vernon Brinson Dade City 17 4 651.10
James Willard McKendree Dade City 18 4 2,826.47
Fredrick Clifford Rodman Dade City 17 4 527.00
John Gordon Ft. Meade 16 4 1,105.48
Johnny Dampier Inverness (Citrus) 18 4 1,149.30
William DeBusk Inverness 19 4 1,245.80
James W. Deeson Kathleen 18 4 1,045.75
Ken Fisher Kathleen 17 4 898.70
Walter Robert Sangster Kathleen 17 4 1,184.03
Albyn Fields Largo 18 5 501.62
Edwin L. Alderman Plant City 18 4 1,284.71
Raymond C. Futch Plant City 17 4 5,008.85
John Graham Plant City 17 3 1,138.72
William F. Miller Plant City 17 4 2,831.23
Dean Griffin Wauchula 16 3 836.24
Leroy Polk Wauchula 18 4 787.61
Freddie Russell Morriss Wimauma 18 4 1,125.30
Bob Haberlandt Ft. Pierce 18 3 $3,997.67
Bob Scharfschwerdt Ft. Pierce 17 4 2,480.58
Thomas J. Feeney Homestead 16 4 441.00
Charles Dennis Salmon LaBelle 19 3 5.298.82

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Mr. Marvin Thomas, manager, J. C.
Penny Company, Jacksonville, presenting
to William Timmons, president of the
Quincy FFA Chapter, the plaque given
by the Florida Chain Store Council to
the top chapter in the State.

Quincy Chapter

Judged as Tops

EACH YEAR one FFA Chapter is chosen as
the best in the State on the basis of
work accomplished during that year.
Here, briefly, is a report of the accom-
plishments of the Quincy FFA Chapter
which placed it as the top Future Farmer
organization in Florida.
The Northwest Florida Livestock Show
was an outstanding event with one mem-
ber winning the blue ribbon for the grand
champion of the show, and winning also
the Mayo Scholarship for his achievement.
Other members placed high in showman-
ship, and gain in weight contests.
The West Florida Fat Hog and
Breeder's Show had to entries from the
chapter winning three first place ribbons,
four second, and three third place ribbons.
In the Gadsden County Corn Contest,
members placed second, third, fifth, and
sixth with a yield of 94, go, 87, and 85
bushels per acre respectively.
At the North Florida Dairy Show at
Chipley a member showed the grand
champion heifer. Going from there to
the State Fair in Tampa, he won first
place in the junior heifer class.
The livestock judging team entered five
shows, winning first place in Chipley, first
place in Quincy, first place in Ocala,
second place in Tallahassee, and fifth in
the State at the Fair in Tampa.
In the State Contests last year, the
Chapter itself was judged as the best in the
State. The scrapbook won first place,
quartet second place, farm safety applica-
tion won second place, and the harmonica
player won fourth place. Bobby Wood-
ward won first place in the Soil and Water
Management Awards, second in Public
Speaking, first in the district leadership
awards, and was also elected 2nd Vice-
President. Out of six places in the State
Feeder Steer Contest, Quincy members
won four. Five members were awarded
State Farmer Degrees and the Chapter


terprises completed per member was 3.4,
with ioo percent of the members having
full ownership of productive projects.
The average number of improvement pro-
jects was 5.2, the average number of sup-
plementary farm jobs per member was
10.7, and the average number of new farm
skills learned per member was 17. Twelve
project tours were made.
The total net profit earned by the
Chapter was $6,302.83, with the average
labor income per member $466.72, and
the average investment per member
The business activities of the Chapter,
such as financing projects for members
totaled $2,521.43. The buying activities
totaled $8,399.41, and the productive ac-
tivities of the chapter totaled $1,934.74.
Miscellaneous activities, such as "polio
drives" totaled $417.00.
The National Convention in Kansas
City was the climax of activities for the
Chapter. A Quincy Future Farmer repre-
sented Florida in the National Chorus,
while another member was awarded the
American Farmer Degree, and the Chap-
ter Adviser received the Honorary Ameri-
can Farmer Degree. At the same time in
Kansas City, the Quincy Chapter was
awarded the highest title given-that of
Gold Emblem Chapter. This signifies
that the Chapter and its members were
picked as one of the 37 best FFA Chapters
in the Nation.

Foundation Awards
(Continued from page g)
60 bushels per acre. He has 65 head of
hogs and 12 head of cattle, and wants to
increase the permanent pasture, increase
livestock, build a fish pond, increase win-
ter and summer corn crops, and plant
more pine seedlings.
His own conservation practices have in-
cluded building terrace systems, grassing
waterways, contouring, strip cropping,
plowing under crop residue, growing ku-
dzu, grass, clover, blue lupine, crotelaria,
bahia grass, proper crop feeding, planting
seedlings, building watering places, level-
ing land, ditching, building dams, con-
structing firebrakes, following approved
forest practices, and encouraging wildlife.

Safety Award

THE DELAND Chapter is well aware of the
importance of safety in their classroom and
on the chapter farm. The members of the
chapter are taught how to be careful and
a safe worker by having safety charts, in-
structions on safety in the classroom,
or the school farm, it is also stressed when
the members are being transported from
the school to the farm. The driver of the
truck must obey all traffic laws, must
come to a complete stop at stop streets,

The Florida Future Farmer for July 1952

and use proper hand signals. On long
trips, such as going to Tampa or Ocala, a
school bus is used.
Safety does not stop when the members
arrive at the farm. That is only the be-
ginning. Each item on the farm that
could be a possible hazard is carefully
marked with a red tag and printed on it
is "danger" warning the person to handle
or use it safely. In each class working on
the farm there is chosen a person as group
leader to check safety, and he is respon-
sible for the boys' grade at the end of
each six weeks.
The DeLand Chapter has in the last two
years acquired a number of Hereford cat-
tle and have kept the animals on the chap-
ter farm. Safety is also practiced around
the cattle. The members are taught in
dealing with the animals not to tease
them, speak to an animal when approach-
ing it, use good ropes and halters, and
most important our slogan, "Kindness
insures safety in handling". All of the
animals belonging to the Chapter also
carry liability insurance.
The shop belonging to the chapter is
fully equipped with all types of machinery
and equipment. Any dangerous parts on
any of the equipment or machinery is
painted red and all areas around the dan-
ger zone, proper lighting on all equip-
ment, tools and equipment arranged and
kept in a safe place and safety guards oni
all equipment. In the shop, the building
is kept clean of oil and rags, which might
cause a fire from sparks The machinery,
equipment and fire extinguishers are in
handy places. The members are espec-
ially interested in fire prevention. Mem-
bers are not allowed to smoke near gaso-
line or around inflamable liquids or in the
shop, near or around hay barn, and abso-
lutely no smoking on any part of the farm.
The Chapter is very proud of its record
of only one accident since it was started
and they have and are trying to keep this
record. They are constantly improving
their farm and making ita safe farm for all.

FFA Offers Much
(Continued from page 3)
in such a program?
We Americans don't despise money,
and when a boy sees an opportunity to
make money for himself, he's usually in-
terested. You Future Farmers all seem
to have money and the added pleasure of
knowing you earned it yourself.
When I think about it, I can find no
other program which offers so much to
Florida boys. It offers the training and
experience for a good future livelihood,
greater social activities and contacts than
any other youth club or fraternity does,
and opens the door to many others, and,
in addition to all this, a way to earn
money while learning, and having fun.


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Barn Floors Watering Tanks
Feeding Floors Septic Tanks
Walks, Runways Home Improvemenit
Foundations Manure Pits
Concrete Masonry Trench Silos
Construction Hog Wallows
Cisterns Soil-Saving Dams
Remember, concrete is firesafe, termite-
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interested in

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Mr. Robert N. Hoskins, Industrial Forester, Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company,
Norfolk, Virginia, presenting winners in the State Forestry Contest with certificates
and checks. Winners, reading from left to right are, Frank Taylor, Taylor Chapter;
Ray E. Brown, Taylor Chapter; Gerald Dedge, Yr., Jasper Chapter and Carlos Porter,
Vernon Chapter.

Taylor Chapter Boys Take Top

Honors in SAL Forestry Contest

Two BAKER County boys, both belonging
to the Taylor Chapter of the FFA, took
top honors in the annual Seaboard Rail-
road Company Forestry Contest this year.
Frank Taylor, who won first prize, and
Ray E. Brown, second place winner, are
the two Taylor Chapter boys. Third prize
went to Gerald Dedge, Jr., Jasper, and
fourth place was won by Carlos E. Porter,
The Contest, which is judged each year
by representatives of the Seaboard Com-
pany, Florida Forest Service, Rayonier,
Inc., and the State Supervisor of FFA,
takes into account all phases of good for-
estry in deciding the winner. First prize
is an expenses-paid trip to the Kansas City
National FFA Convention for the boy
and his adviser. Second, third, and fourth
prizes are $20.00, $15.oo, and $10.oo to the
Future Farmer, respectively.
Frank Taylor, first prize winner, showed
his general over-all excellence in forestry
management by the diversified manner in
which he made his 70 acres of woodlands
pay off. His chief money "crop" was gum-
farming, 2ooo faces, from which he rea-
lized $1,117.oo of his $1,300 total forestry
income. In addition to his gum-farming,
which he operated by the bark chipping-
acid stimulation method, Frank also
planted seedlings, plowed fire-lines, cut
pulpwood and saw-timber, cut fence posts,
and generally used to advantage all of
the benefits of his farm woodlot which
were available to him.
Gum-farming by the bark chip-acid
stimulation method was also the money
making operation for the second prize
winner, Ray Brown. Ray worked 00oo
faces on his lo acres and, combined with
pulpwood, sawtimber, and other forest
products which he sold, realized $3,ooo.oo

from his forestry management.
Gerald Dedge, Jr., third place, gum-
farmed 600 faces, pruned some young
pines, plowed three miles of fire-lines
and generally operated a well-rounded
forestry project, realizing some $245.00
profit from his labors. Carlos E. Porter,
fourth place, followed a similar pattern on
a smaller basis as the other boys, but has
realized no revenue as yet from his pro-
ject. His gum farming profits will start
coming in a little later from the 2000 faces
which he has started this year.
The aim of the contest is to acquaint
the Future Farmers with the possibilities
for profits from their home woodlands, if
they manage them in the right way. Three
of the four winners this year had attended
the Forestry Training Camp, conducted
by the Florida Forest Service each year at
O'Leno State Park and sponsored by the
forest products industries of Florida,
which also has as its program the further-
ing of useful utilization of farm woodlands
by the farmer through youth education.
Judges for this year's contest were Ro-
bert Hoskins, Industrial Forester for the
Seaboard Railroad Company, Fred Con-
ner, Procurement Forester for Rayonier,
Inc., Gene Cox, Conservation Forester
with Rayonier, Inc., Carl McDougald, As-
sistant-Chief of the Information an Ed-
ucation branch of the Florida Forest Ser-
vice, and A. R. Cox, Executive Secretary
of the FFA.

FFA Forestry List
THE FIGURES listed here show what 26
boys in the Southeastern States (Virginia,
North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia,
Florida, Alabama) accomplished through

their forestry projects. When these fig-
ures are multiplied by the number of
other boys who carried forestry projects, it
will show just how much good FFA for-
estry projects do achieve.
Number faces gum farmed........ 17,269
Number acres thined...,........ 298
Total number seedlings planted. 120,150
Number acres timber stand
improvement .................. 299
Number miles firebreak ... :...... 181
Pulpwood (units) .............. 472.6
Sawlogs (board feet) ............123,352
Number fence posts ............ 2,860
Fuelwood (cords) ............... 2021
Number poles .................. 50

Williams Scholarship Fund
Increased at Convention
FT LAUDERDALE and Pompano Chapters
presented contributions to the J. F. Wil-
liams Memorial Fund at the Special
Awards Program it the state convention.
They have made this contribution an an-
nual tradition, and hope to initiate it as
a state-wide custom. The Ft. Lauderdale
Chapter donated $50.00, and the Pompano
Chapter $25.00 this year, in addition to
last year's contributions of $250 from each
of the two chapters. The Suwannee
Chapter, Live Oak, contributed $32.50 to
this fund, and the Quincy Chapter con-
tributed $10.oo during the current year.
Mr. G. C. Norman, who is custodian of
this fund, reported to the delegates that
the interest from the fund determines the
amount of a scholarship given a Univer-
sity of Florida student in vocational agri-

Supply Service to Aid
In Getting FFA Items
THE FUTURE FARMER Supply Service has an-
nounced that it will do everything it can
to facilitate prompt service in filling or-
ders for FFA items.
Members and chapters can help by
placing their orders in sufficient time to
receive delivery. It will expedite orders
to fill out orders accurately and legibly.
Typing will help.
The Supply Service belongs to the Fu-
ture Farmers of America. It is being
operated under the direction of the Na-
tional Board of Directors and Board of
Student Officers. The facilities have been
enlarged and improved, and the staff has
been trained so that prompt attention can
be given to your orders by the Future
Farmers Supply Service.

CONFUCIOUS SAY: "Salesman who wears
out pants before shoes making too many
contacts in wrong places."

The Florida Future Farmer for July 1952

Plant City Chapter

Earns $26,270


RAYMOND FUTCH, President of the Plant
City Chapter, Future Farmers of America,
has released the chapter's achievement
report for the school year rapidly draw-
ing to a close.
This chapter is one of the oldest and
largest in the State, with an associate
membership of 530, an honorary member-
ship of 30, and present enrollment of 88.
From their supervised home projects,
members of the chapter sold $41,862.69
of farm produce at a profit of $26,270.71,
or $312.00 per student, and at an average
labor income per student of $2.99 per
Other Accomplishments
Here are some additional accomplish-
ments of the chapter during the present
school year.
They raised eight acres of field corn
for stock feed, raised vegetables for five
Plant City school lunchrooms, planted,
harvested and sold four acres of squash,
and planted two acres of peas and corn.
They raised and sold five calves for
veal, maintained a registered Brahman
bull for community service, raised and
maintained a flock of 1oo Leghorn hens,
raised and sold 50 turkeys, furnished
ornamental plants for local schools and
helped landscape school grounds in the
local area.
Raise Two Bulls
Their chapter raised two Sears, Roe-
buck and Co. registered bulls, sent five
delegates to the National FFA Conven-
tion in Kansas City, maintained weed-
chopper and cultipacker for community
use, installed $2500 Rain Bird irrigation
system at the school farm, increased the
chapter's land plot by the addition of
seven acres at Forest Park, managed 0o
acre grapefruit grove on high school
property and assisted in the operation of
a modern canning plant for community
The county commissioners were re-
imbursed 100 per cent for financing chap-
ter projects. They maintained and
operated a tractor, truck and trailer for
use by other FFA Chapters in Hillsbor-
ough County and deposited more than
$5oo in a local bank this year after
paying all expenses.

Conductor: "Madam, you cannot tra-
vel first-class with a third-class ticket."
Passenger: "But I'm one of the direc-
tors' wives.'
Conductor: "You still couldn't do it,
ma'am, if you were the director's only

The Florida Future Farmer for July 1952

Above shows the party that attended the special luncheon given by the International
Harvester Company for the 1951-52 and 1952-53 state F.F.A. officers.

Convention Reports
(Continued from page 5)
a recitation, "Mama Spanks Me", State
Sweetheart Rosemary Knope, who tapped
and pantomined Doris Days' "A Guy is a
Guy", and Turkey Creek's String Band,
all gave performances which added up to
first rate talent and entertainment.
Thursday morning opened with Nan
Williams and her drum ensemble. Her
numbers were followed by Rosemary
Knope's version of "Baby Doll", and by
group singing and devotional. District
Chapter Awards were presented by James
E. Gorman, Managing Director of Florida
Chain Store Council. State Superinten-
dent of Public Instruction, Mr. Thomas
D. Bailey, addressed the Convention and
presented the Star State Farmer Award to
William Timmons of Quincy.
Billy Howard, 2nd Vice-President, Na-
tional Ass'n, FFA, spoke to delegates.
The second ballot for President elected

1602. 1

The state F.F.A. Sweetheart for 1952-53,
Miss Rosemary Knope, from Ocala, being
presented with her trophy and check for
$zoo.oo, by Mrs. Virginia Adams, mana-
geress of the Diana Shops in Daytona
Beach. Representative Doyle Conner,
one of the judges, announces the winner
in the contest. The trophy was donated
by the Florida Association, F.F.A.

Jackson Brownlee of Trenton as new
State President.
In the afternoon, committees worked
with consultants to push toward the com-
pletion of a good Program of Work for the
State Association for the coming year.
Nomination and election for Vice-Presi-
dents put William Timmons of Quincy,
Joe McRee of Eustis, Charles Salmon of
LaBelle, Ben Griffin of Chipley, Eugene
(Sonny) Griffin of Bartow, and Billy
Gunter, Suwannee Chapter at Live Oak,
in as new State Officers. Thursday even-
ing saw them taking over executive duties
as they assisted in carrying out the extra
duties of the Special Awards Program,
under the direction of Mr. F. L. Northrop,
who with his wife, also was in charge of
devotionals and group singing at the
Thursday evening also featured two
social events of the Convention. One was
the traditional fish fry for delegates,
friends'and guests, sponsored by Florida
Ford Tractor Company, which was a great
success. This was followed by a Fashion
Show, sponsored by the Diana Shop, which
featured the District and State Sweethearts
as models. This new event was also a
great success. It was graciously directed
by Mrs. Virginia Adams of the Daytona
Beach Diana Shop and her assistants in
the Palm Room at the Princess Issena.
Friday morning, State Forester C. H.
Coulter spoke to the Future Farmers on
the Forest Camp at O'Lena and other
FFA projects sponsored by the Forestry
Service in Florida. The retiring officers
gave the retiring reports and installed the
new officers in an effective ceremony.
Committee reports were read and ac-
cepted and business closed.
Following the closing ceremony, Inter-
national Harvester Company entertained
at a luncheon honoring incoming and out-
going officers, while delegates and friends
checked out and bid farewells to the re-
tiring officers. New officers met with
State and District Advisers for briefing on
duties and activities for the new year.
Comfort, cooperation and achievement
marked the entire Convention.

Williamson Is

State Public

Speaking Winner

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Chapter, was chosen the state winner in
the 1952 Public Speaking Contest. Colin
was presented with a check for $1oo.oo
and a cretificate from the Future Farmer
Foundation by Mr. Phillip Rozelle, repre-
sentative for General Motors Corporation.
Other winners in the contest were: Ed-
win McGough, 2nd place of St. Cloud;
Wade Lipham, grd place winner of Kath-
leen; Leroy Rogers, 4th place winner of
Redland; Lomaz Teal, 5th place winner
of Marianna; and Leonard Conner, 6th
place winner from White Springs. The
second through sixth place winners were
presented with checks for $30, $20, $15,
$10, and $1o, respectively. They were
presented from the Florida Association.
The text of Colin Williamson's speech
will be presented in the October FFA

QUESTION: What is the difference be-
tween an evening dress and a tractor?
ANSWER: Just one little letter.
A FOND bachelor uncle wrote to a favorite
niece and asked her to say what she
wanted as a gift for her approaching
high school graduation. A very prompt
letter came back in which Nancy re-
quested a formal, with the letter "o"
looking exactly like an "a". Eager but
perplexed, Uncle Henry wrote his sister
to inquire what in the world Nancy
wanted with a tractor (Katie Sue

High Springs FFA Hold
Parent and Son Banquet
THE HIGH SPRINGS Chapter of Future
Farmers of America held their annual
Parent and Son Banquet at Camp O'Leno.
State Senator W. A. (Bill) Shands of
Gainesville made the principal address in
which he urged farmers to take advantage
of the information and services of the Ag-
ricultural Experiment Station and the
Soil Conservation Service. He said that
the farmers that took advantage of this
information and services available to them
were usually the leading farmers in any
community. Dale Smith, cashier of the
High Springs bank, discussed the types of
loans that his bank was making available
to farmers and the agricultural program
the bank is sponsoring. Smith also stated
that loans could be made to chapter mem-
bers to assist them in financing their pro-
ject programs. Dale Smith is a chairman
of the State Bankers Agricultural Com-
mittee, and is vitally interested in soil and
water conservation. On behalf of the
supervisors of the Alachua Soil Conserva-
tion District, he presented a metal sign
bearing the name of the High Springs
FFA Chapter, as well as the name of the
soil conservation district, to the chapter in
appreciation for their cooperation with
the district in carrying out soil conserva-
tion activities in the district.

"OPERATOR, I want the number of the
Peshenkovitz residence on Oak Street,
"Will you spell it, please?"
"Sure, O-A-K."

Banquet Held at Alaehua
makers of the Alachua High School held
their Parent-Son-Daughter Banquet at the
Womans Club recently. Z. C. Herlong,
Micanopy, President Emeritus, State As-
sociation of District Supervisors, presented
the Chapter an affiliate membership cer-
tificate in the National Association of
Districts. He also presented the Chapter
a large metal sign with the name of the
Chapter on it, to be placed on the school
farm. This sign was furnished by the
Supervisors of the Alachua Soil Conser-
vation District in appreciation for the co-
operation the agriculture department in
the school has given the soil conservation
activities in the district. The Honorary
Future Farmer Degree was conferred on
L. L. Doke, Supervisor of the Alachua
Soil Conservation District.

FRENCH EXPLORERS forcing a way through
dense African jungles came upon a party
of cannibals about to have a feast on a
late enemy. The cannibal chief came for-
ward to greet the Frenchmen-in perfect
French. When they showed surprise at
his command of the language, he ex-
plained that he had studied in France;
even took two years of literature at the
"What!" exclaimed the explorers,
"you've been educated in France and yet
return to feed on human flesh! It's un-
"Well," replied the chief modestly,
now I use a fork."-Wall Street Journal.

ELEVEN MEMBERS of the Suwannee Chapter at Live Oak who received their
State Farmer Degree at the 24th Annual State Convention in Daytona Beach,
June 9-13, 1952, with their chapter adviser, Mr. B. R. Mills. This is the
largest number, in the history of the Florida Association, to receive the degree
in one year, from any one chapter.
Reading from left to right, back row: Ronald Lanier, Wesley Goff, Billy
Gunter, Wilbur Harrell, Hubert Gamble, and Phillip Delegal. Left to right,
front row, Marlon Allison, Leroy Hurst, Franklin Clark, Adviser B. R. Mills,
Levis Chauncey, and Robert Sheppard.

The Florida Future Farmer for July 1952


Virginia Farmer Solves Long
Time Farm Problem
THE DAY of modern scientific farming is
complete, no more stopping cars, opening
gates, driving through, stopping again to
get out and close it. Yes, an enginner,
who was a farmer in Virginia, like mil-
lions of farmers before him, let that gate
opening job keep him from going over
his farm as often as he should, but this one
did something about it, that is something
more beneficial than the usual 'cussing.
His invention consists of a bumper board
on the gate at the proper height, so auto-
mobile or truck bumper pushes the gate
open. The driver drives his bumper
against the bumper board on the gate,
pushes the gate open, as the gate swings
wide the driver moves down the road
while the gate slowly swings shut. Pres-
ure on the lower part of the gate pushes
the latch pin upward and over the latch
pin keeper. When the gate swings shut.
the latch pin on the gate slides under the
latch pin keeper, which falls back into
position and latches the gate.
The engineer who designed and paten-
ted the ingenious devise now finds driving
through all his pastures every day a pleas-
ure instead of a chore. "The Auto
Bumper" Gate is manufactured by the
Auto Bumper Gate Company of Griffin,
Georgia. Mr. H. E. Williams, President
of this Company, is making a special offer
to all FFA Chapters in Florida who are in-
terested in placing Auto Bumper Gates in-
their local communities, as a Chapter fund
raising project.

Future Farmers Serve
As Boy's State Counselors
selors for Boys' State, sponsored by Ameri-
can Legion in Florida, at the state capital.
Don Fuqua, former State FFA President,
served as counselor for the second year;
Billy Gunter, who was Commissioner of
Agriculture at last year's Boys' State, re-
turned as a counselor this year. Jackson
Brownlee, newly elected State FFA Presi-
dent, was also a counselor. Among Future
Farmers, who attended Boy's State this
year were: Joe McRee of Eustis, newly
elected vice-president, State FFA Associa-
tion; John Gordon of Ft. Meade; and the
newly elected governor of Boy's State,
Donald Tucker of Crawfordville, a mem-
ber of the Crawfordville FFA Chapter.

First Business man: "Since I have my
new car I don't have to walk to the bank
to make my deposits."
Second Business Man: "Now you drive
over, eh?"
First Business Man: "No, I just don't
make any."



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Barron to Edit

FFA Magazine

LANO BARRON, former State FFA Adviser in
Texas and more recently a member of the
Agricultural Education Department at
Texas A. and M. College, has been em-
ployed by the Future Farmers of Amer-
ica to edit and manage the organization's
new national magazine.
Barron, who began his new job April
17, has established offices for the maga-
zine at the national FFA camp near Alex-
andria, Va.
Publication of the magazine, to be called
The National Future Farmer, was author-
ized by FFA's Board of Directors last Janu-
ary, and the first issue is scheduled for
publication next October. It will be pub-
lished on a quarterly basis.
Barron is a native of Arkansas, attended
school at Oklahoma A. and M. College
where he received Bachelor's and Master's
degrees in Agricultural Education. He
taught vocational agriculture in Texas.
His journalistic career began as a
"stringer" correspondent for small daily
newspapers, then expanded to include
authorship of many articles that have
been used in State newspapers, regional
and national magazines. He was largely
responsible for the development of "The
Future Farmer," a Texas FFA publica-
tion which now ranks as one of the best of
its kind in the country.
"We are particularly pleased that Mr.
Barron has accepted the job of editing the
national FFA .il,..l/ln." said Dr. W. T.
Spanton, National FFA Adviser. "He is
one of the very few men in the country
who has training and experience in writ-
ing and editing and, at the same time, a
background of experience in vocational
agriculture that gives him a real under-
standing of the FFA program."
Dr. Spanton continued: "I'd like to jlII
that Mr. Barron was one of the first to
see the great possibilities of a national
FFA magazine. I know that he believes,
as do all the rest of us, that FFA can and
will have the outstanding magazine of its
kind in the country."

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