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Group Title: Florida future farmer
Title: The Florida future farmer
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Title: The Florida future farmer
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FALL, 1960

National FFA Convention
Oct. 11-14, Kansas City, Mo.

FFA Goodwill Tour

Nine Floridians Win
American Farmer Degree


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Dr. H. H. Hume
1205 W. Hasonic St.
Gainesville, Florida



FFA Calendar of Events

(Post on bulletin board in Chapter or Classroom.)

Event and Type* Place and Date

Production and Marketing Vegetable Entries
for Florida Fruit and Vegetable Awards .. Area Supervisor ... 1
FFA Poultry Production Program Report .. Area Supervisor .... 1
Suwannee River Youth Fair (0) ............ Fanning Springs .. .5-6
FCA Convention ...................... Tampa .......... 5-7
Fire Prevention Week (N) ............... Local Chapters 9-15
Jr. Livestock and Poultry Show (A) ....... Ocala ...... .. 10-11
Fla. Holstein Sale ...................... West Palm Beach 11
National FFA Convention (N) .............. Kansas City, Mo. 11-14
Slash Pine Forest and Farm Festival (0) Lake City ........ 11-15
National Forest Products Week (N) ............... ...... 16-22
Jackson County Fair ...................... Marianna ...... 17-22
Suwannee County Fair .................... Live Oak ...... 17-23
Inter-State Fair ......................... Pensacola ....... 17-23
Levy County Fair ....... .............. W illiston ..... 18-22
Bradford County Fair ...................... Starke .......... 24-29
North Florida Fair (S) ................ ... .Tallahassee .. 25-29
Northeast Florida Fair (S) ............... Callahan .... 26-29
M & M Angus Sale ...................... Belle Glade ...... 28
Bay County Fair ....... ................. Panama City 29-Nov. 3
National County Agents Meeting ..... ... Miami Beach 30
Harvest Fair .... ............. ..... Crestview .. 30-Nov. 5
Deadline-Chapter Program of Work (S) ... Area Supervisor 31
Membership Dues (S) ... ...... ...... State Adviser ... 31


Deadline-Improving Agriculture &
Leadership Applic. (S) .. . ... .. State Adviser ..... 1
Sumter's All Florida Breeders' Show (S) .... Webster ........... 1-5
Hereford Bull Sale .. . ..................Webster .... .. .. 3
Walton County Fair .................. DeFuniak Springs 7-11
Hardee County Fair .......... Wauchula ....... 7-12
Putnam County Agricultural Fair ......... Palatka ... 7-12
DeSoto County Fair ...................... Arcadia ......... 8-13
Citrus County Fair ............... ...... Inverness ..... 9-12
Hernando County Fair ................... Brooksville ....9-12
Greater Jacksonville Fair ................ Jacksonville 9-19
Fla. Farm Bureau Convention ........... Jacksonville 13, 14, 15
Deadline-Entries Sears Livestock
Improvement Program (Beef Cattle (S) .Area Supervisor .... 1


Deadline Finals Corn Report (Spencer) ... State Adviser ......1
Naval Stores Forestry Program
(Final Report (S) ............. .. ..State Adviser ...... 1
Deadline-Entries Mech. Fla. Agri.
Awards (S) .. ....... Area Supervisor .. 1
Hillsborough County Jr. Agricultural Fair .Plant City .... .... 1-3
Knollwood Angus Sales .. .......... Bartow .........3
N. J. V. G. A. Convention (N) ........... Colorado Springs .4-8


Florida Angus Bull Sale (S) ...... ...... Belle Glade 6
Highlands County Fair ............. Sebring ....... ...16-21
Manatee County Fair ........ .... Palmetto ........ 23-28
Southeastern Florida & Dade County
Youth Show ........................ Miami .........26-29
West Palm
South Fla. Fair & Exposition .............. Beach .. 27-Feb. 4
Southwest Fla. Fair ...................... Ft. Myers .. .30-Feb. 4


Deadline-State Farmer Degree
Application (S) ....... .............. Area Supervisor ... 1
Deadline-American Farmer Degree
Application (S) ........................ Area Supervisor ... 1
Southeastern Fat Stock Show & Sale ..... Ocala ............ 3-11
Quarter-Horse Show ............ ......... Ocala ........ ....4-5
Ocala Bull Sale . .... .. .. ......... Ocala ........... 6-7
Florida State Fair (Dairy Cattle Week) (S) Tampa ....... ...7-11
F.F.A. Day-Florida State Fair (S) ..... Tampa ....... ..... .11
Florida State Fair (Beef Cattle Week) (S). .Tampa .......... 13-18
Volusia County Fair ......................DeLand ......... 13-18
Knollwood Angus Sale ..................Bartow .......... 18
Pasco County Fair . ............. Dade City .. 20-25
Suwannee River Fair & Livestock Show ... Fanning Springs 22-24

Event and Type*

Place and Date

Kissimmee Valley Show ........ ........Kissimmee ......22-26
North Florida Livestock Show and Sale .... Madison ....... 27-28
Central Florida Fair ..... ................ Orlando ...27-Mar. 4
Pinellas County Fair and Horse Show ......Large ......27-Mar. 4
Florida Hereford Sale ................... Ocala ..... ..... .. 28
Hendry County Fair ...................... Clewiston . 28-Mar. 4

MARCH, 1961
Deadline-Farm Mechanics Application (S) Area Supervisor .... 1
Deadline-Farm Electrification Award
Application (S) ........................ .Area Supervisor .... 1
Polk County Youth Show .. .......... Bartow .. .. . 2-4
FFA Livestock Show and Sale (A) ......... Gainesville ..... 3-4
Florida Citrus Exposition (S) .............. Winter Haven ... .4-11
Florida Strawberry Festival .. ............ Plant City ...... 6-11
Lake County Fair and Flower Show ........ Eustis .......... 13-18
M aitin County Fair ...................... Stuart .......... 13-18
Collier County Fair ..................... Naples .......... 14-18
Deadline-Soil & Water Management
Award App. (S) ........................ Area Supervisor .... 15
Deadline-Star Dairy Farmer Award Ap. (S3) Area Supervisor ... 15
Better Dairy Pasture Essay ................ Area Supervisor 15
Sarasota County Fair ................... Sarasota .....20-25
FFA Livestock Show and Sale (A) ......... Live Oak ..........

APRIL, 1961
Deadline-State Forestry Contest (SAL) (S) Area Supervisor ... 1
West Florida Fat Cattle Show and Sale ... Quincy ............ 4-6
Copies Public Speaking (S-D) .......... Chairman ......... 11
Deadline-National Band & Chorus App. (N) State Adviser .... 15
U.F. Beef Cattle Short Course ........... .Gainesville ..... 20-22
Sub-District Contests (S-D) .............. Chairman ...... .21-22
Copies Public Speaking (D) ............... Chairman ......... 26

MAY, 1961
Naval Stores Forestry Program Entry (S) ..State Adviser ..... 1
Deadline-Entries Chapter Forest
Contest (S) ............ ...... .. ... Area Supervisor .. 1
Deadline-Farm Safety Award App. (S) ... Area Supervisor ... 1
Deadline-Cattlemen Contest Entries (S) . .Area Supervisor .... 1
Deadline-Chapter Accomplishment
Report (S) ..... .. Area Supervisor ... 1
Chapter Coop. Leadership Scrapbooks
with Chap. Accomp. Report ............. Area Supervisor .. 1
District Contests (0) .... ................. Chairman ........ 5-6
Copies Public Speaking (A) ............... Chairman .......... 9
Area Contests (A) ... ........ Chairman
Copies Public Speaking (S) ............... Chairman
Deadline-Banquet Chick Contest (S) ..... Area Supervisor ....15
Inspection of Forest (SAL) (S) ...
Selection of Delegates to Forestry Camp (C) Area Supervisor .. .31

JUNE, 1961
Chapter Scrapbook Entries (S) .. . State Convention ..13
Special Delegates & Advisers Dinner (S) ..State Convention ..13
Judging, Grading, Identification &
Demonstration Contests (S) ............. .State Convention 13
State FFA Convention (S) ................ Daytona Beach 13-17
Annual Fish Fry (S) .................... Daytona Beach ....14
Bandshell Program (S) ................... Daytona Beach ....14
Judging Entries Chapter Forestry
Contest (S) ............................ State Adviser .... 19-22

JULY, 1961
Preliminary Corn Report (Spencer) ....... ..................... 1
State Forestry Camp, Dists., I, V, VI, (S).. Camp O'Leno ... 9-15
Vocational Agriculture Teachers
Conference (S) ........................... Daytona Beach .10-14
Tri-State Contests (Public Speaking &
Quartet) .................. ............. Daytona Beach 12
Sate Forestry Camp, Dist. II, III, IV (S) .Camp O'Leno ...16-22
State Officers Executive Meeting .......Daytona Beach 18-23
State Officers Goodwill Tour ... .................. 24-29

AUGUST, 1961
Leadership Training Camp Miniwanca ......Shelby, Mich. ..13-27

* (N)-National, (C)-County, (A)-Area, (S)-State, (O)-Open, (SD)-Sub-District, (TS)-Tri-State

The Florida Future Farmer

By Way of Editorial Comment:

Accomplishment Organization
State Superintendent of Public Instruction

THE PEOPLE of Florida are proud of their Future Farmers.
They have watched this great organization grow and develop. They have ob-
served with pride the great things this organization has accomplished-from that day
back in 1928 when the first FFA chapters were formed with a handful of 653 inter-
ested vocational agriculture students to the more than 8,500 outstanding young men in
156 chapters who now make up the Florida Association of Future Farmers of America.
Florida's Future Farmers have come
to represent an important influence in
the life of both rural and urban Florida.
The people of our State know and ap-
preciate the contributions Future Farm-
ers have made to the economic and social
welfare of the communities in which you (.

accruing to Florida because of your lead-
ership, developed through the many
wholesome activities of your Association.
Justifiably, they are proud of you and
your accomplishments.
We in education are especially proud
of the things you are doing for Florida.
In the 111A years that I have had the
privilege of close association with our Fu-
ture Farmers, as State Superintendent of
Public Instruction, I have watched your
Association expand, as 2,900 young Flor-
idians and 42 new chapters joined with
us in our Future Farmer activities.
Like the other citizens of Florida, I
know the contributions you have made to
our state. But perhaps more so than many
others, I know that Florida's vocational THOMAS D. BAILEY
agriculture students are not only going to
be excellent farmers and citizens because tic achievements of Future Farmers is ad-
of your activities in FFA, but I realize mirable. Academically, as well as agri-
that you are also excellent students, culturally, you are among the leaders of
Like your farming record, the scholas- (Continued on page 9)

he C o er Florida's first Triple winner-Victor Butler, Havana
T o er Chapter, is the first boy in the history of the Florida As-
sociation, FFA to be acclaimed the Star State Farmer, win the State Champion Public
Speaking Contest (later won the Tri-State Contest), and be elected State President.
Top Picture: Mrs. C. V. Butler, Victor, C. V. Butler, Orton Yearty, Adviser of
the Havana Chapter, and J. H. Hyatt, Supervising Principal of the Havana School.
Bottom Left Hand Corner: Dr. Alexander Nunn, Editor of the Progressive
Farmer, Birmingham, Alabama, Judge in the Contest, congratulates and presents Pub-
lic Speaking Foundation Award to Victor.
Lower Right: Randy Kincaid, Lake Wales Chapter, 1959-60 State President,
presenting gavel to Victor.

The Florida Future Farmer VOL. XXI, No. 4
Published quarterly by Cody Publications, Inc., Kissimmee, Florida, for the Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America. Entered as second class matter Jan. 28, 1954, under Act of March 3, 1879, at the
Post Office at Kissimmee, Florida. Advertising Representative: Cody Publications, Inc., TI 6-7401, Box
891, Kissimmee, Florida. Area Representatives: Jacksonville, 2777 Claremont Circle, EXbrook 8-5563;
Tampa, Apt. K-1, 2117 Dekle Avenue, 85-8001; Miami, 811 N.W. 139th Street, MUrray 1-7087.
President ................ Victor Butler, Havana President .......... Jim Thomas, Patterson, Ga.
1st Vice-President .. John McCarty, Jr., Ft. Pierce 1st VicePres. .. Dean Hoffer, Manheim, Pa.
2nd Vice-President .... Robert Wilkerson, Paxton 2nd V.-Pres L. G. 'Jack' Crews, Cheyenne, Wyo.
3rd Vice-President ...... Dale Marler, Lakeland 3rd V.-Pres. Joe Harold Hughes, Jr. Duncan, S.C.
4th Vice-President .. Luther Beauchamp, Chiefland 4th V.-Pres. ....... Richard Poor, Neosho, Mo.
5th Vice-President ... Harrell Howell, Jennings Student Sec'y Kenney Earl Gray, Dorsey, Miss.
6th Vice-President ... David L. Vorpagel, Orlando Exec. Sec'y ..... Wm. Paul Gray, Wash. D. C.
Executive Secretary ..... A. R. Cox, Tallahassee Exec. Treasurer ...... R. E. Bass, Richmond, 'Va.
State Adviser ........ H. E. Wood, Tallahassee Nat. Advisor....Dr. W. T. Spanton, Wash. D. C.

for Fall, 1960



and AL

Yard lighting VFARM ETTER
pays in ,
convenience, tCRICl|i
protection and
extra hours of productive
work. Place fixtures on the
corners of buildings to light
both sides atop poles to
avoid shadows.
There's NO MATCH for Electric Living
Helping Build Florida


Shown above are the 1959-60 National Officers, F.F.A. Left to right: Front Row,
L. G. "Jack" Crews, Cheyenne, Wyoming, vice president, Pacific Region; Richard
Poor, Anderson, Missouri, vice president, Central Region, and Dean Hoffer, Manheim,
Pennsylvania, vice president, North Atlantic Region. Back Row, Jim Thomas, Patter-
son, Georgia, president; Kenney Earl Gray, Fulton, Mississippi, student secretary,
and Joe Hughes, Jr., Duncan, South Carolina, vice president, Southern Region.

Florida to Be Well Represented at

33rd Annual National Convention

NEARLY 150 members of the Florida Asso-
ciation, Future Farmers of America will
travel to Kansas City, Missouri, for the
33rd Annual National FFA Convention,
October 11-14. It is expected to attract
over 10,000 FFA members and friends
from the 50 states and Puerto Rico.
The Florida delegation will be led by
Randy Kincaid from Lake Wales, past
State FFA President, and Victor Butler,
Havana, State President, who will serve
as the State's "official delegates." The
six State FFA Vice-Presidents have been
designated as alternates. Two delegates
from each state form the Convention's vot-
ing body. Four Florida Future Farmers
will participate in the FFA's "Mail Or-
der" National Band. They will remain
through Saturday morning, October 15,
when they will participate in the 1960
American Royal Livestock and Horse
Show Parade.
Nine of the Florida farm boys expect
to receive the American Farmer Degree,
highest degree of achievement offered by
the FFA. Only one member in 1,000 may
attend. It is given for outstanding
achievement in farm and rural leadership.
Each American Farmer receives a gold
key, certificate, and $125 check from the
National FFA Foundation.
Three Florida FFA Chapters have en-
tries in the National Awards Program,
and will have representatives in Kansas
City to hear results of their efforts. These
chapters include the Mulberry Chapter,
Quincy Chapter, and the Bradenton

Victor Butler, 1960 Star State Farmer,
winner of the Chilean Nitrate Education-
al Leadership Award, and the Mid-States

Steel and Wire Company Area Award,
will carry the Florida State Flag in a pro-
gram Wednesday night, featuring the pre-
sentation of the 1960 Star Farmer of
America Awards. The other two Area
Star Farmers attending will be John Lewis
Goff of the Suwannee Chapter at Live
Oak, with his Adviser, H. M. Folsom;
and John M. Cooper of the Ft. Pierce
Chapter, with his Adviser, W. E. Raikes,
as they received Leadership and Area
The Bunnell FFA Livestock Judging
Team, composed of Thomas Minchew,
Brice Hosford, and James Miller, with
their Adviser, James E. Ward, will repre-
sent Florida in the Livestock Judging
The Reddick FFA Meats Judging
Team composed of Roland Thomas, How-
ard Pruitt, and Billy Butler, will be ac-
companied by their Adviser, Carl Reh-
The Ocala FFA Poultry Judging Team
composed of Warren Payne, Richard
Perry, Jerry Arthur, and alternate Pat
Harrison, will be accompanied by their
adviser, M. C. Roche.
Appearing on the National Convention
Program will be the State and Tri-State
Quartet Champions from Turkey Creek
(Chuck McIntosh, Clavie Allen, Charles
Creach and Lynwood Simmons), with
their Advisers John St. Martin, Jr., Elton
L. Hinton, and James L. Simmons. Also
giving a demonstration in Parliamentary
Procedure will be State Champion Palat-
ka FFA Team (composed of Ernest E.
Faulkner, Johnnie Cone, Gilbert God-
frey, David Enzor, Robert Nearing and
Richard Rich), and their Adviser, John
A. Eubanks. Featured in the String Band

Call for National Convention

powers vested in me as National President of the Future Farmers of America,
I am issuing a call for all State Associations and the Commonwealth of Puerto
Rico, to send delegates to the National Convention, which will be held in the
Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, October 11-14, 1960.
All Chartered State Associations in good standing with the national or-
ganization are expected to send two official delegates and two alternates from
the active membership. It is urged that those members serving as official
delegates arrive in Kansas City in time for the Officer-Delegate Luncheon at
noon on Tuesday, October 11. State associations should also have in attend-
ance those candidates recommended for the American Farmer Degree, candi-
dates for national office, those members who are to receive awards, and others
who have official business in the convention.
Any local chapter of the FFA is entitled to have a maximum of five
carefully selected members and one advisor attend the convention, provided
they come to Kansas City with properly completed official registration cards
bearing the signatures of their chapter advisor, school principal or superin-
tendant, parent, and State advisor.
This year, your convention program has been carefully planned in order
to embrace more of the American Royal Live Stock and Horse Show. The
convention sessions themselves have been designed to hold the National Public
Speaking Contest, recognize outstanding achievements, execute business, dem-
onstrate leadership training, and to serve as an inspirational and informa-
tive experience to all in attendance.
The Thirty-Third Annual National Convention will be the highlight of
our FFA year. We, therefore, urge all Future Farmers who will attend the
convention to be present at all sessions from Wednesday morning, October 12,
through Friday evening, October 14.
Jim Thomas
National President

The Florida Future Farmer

Review will be the State Champions from
the Walton Chapter at DeFuniak Springs
(Eddie Davis, Herman Davis, Larry Bow-
ers, Leslie Miller, Vester Hammond, and
Bruce Alford) and their Advisers T. C.
Campbell, and Samuel C. Sanford.
MacArthur Burnsed, Baker County
Chapter at Macclenny, and his Adviser,
Alan Harvey, winners of the State Fores-
try Contest sponsored by the Seaboard
Air Line Railway Company, will appear
on the Kiwanis Club and Kansas City
Traffic Club Programs arranged by R. N.
Hoskins, General Forestry Agent, Sea-
board Air Line Railroad Company. Then,
they will accompany Mr. Hoskins and the
other State winners from the Southeast
on a tour including St. Louis, Missouri,
Cincinnati, Ohio, New York, Washing-
ton, and Richmond, before returning to
John A. Williams, Baker County at
Macclenny, winner of the second State
Naval Stores Award, sponsored by the
Naval Stores Industry, will attend the
National Convention, along with his Ad-
viser and other chapter members.
Harrell Howell, past President of the
Jennings Chapter, and his Adviser, Joe
Fred DeVane, will be attending as State
Winner of the Chapter Forestry Contest,
sponsored by the St. Regis Paper Com-
Luvert Johnson, Escambia Farms,
James Ross, Suwannee Chapter at Live
Oak, and Roy Fussell of Auburndale will
accompany Ted Pendarvis, Marketing
Specialist with the Florida State Market-
ing Bureau, Jacksonville, as the winners
of the State Department of Agriculture
Friends of the Future Farmers who are
planning to attend are John Folks, Super-
visor of Community and Rural Develop-
ment, Florida Power Corporation; R. E.
Childs, Principal of Graceville School;
L. B. Lindsey, Principal of Santa Fe High
School at Alachua, and John Y. Mercer,
Principal of Ft. Meade High School.
Another new Award Winner attending
will be Charles Olive, Malone Chapter,
and his Adviser, J. W. Jordan, first win-
ner of the annual Flint River Mills
Award, as having the best swine exhibit
in the North Florida Fair.
Most of the Convention's first day,
Tuesday, October 11, will be spent in reg-
istration, Officers and Delegates Lunch-
eon, Committee Meetings, Talent Screen,
and then practicing that evening for
American Farmer Ceremony, rehearsing
Star Farmer Program, and meeting of the
Courtesy Corps, and Ushers' Meeting.
David Vorpagel, Orlando-Evans Chap-
ter, and Harrell Howell, Jennings Chap-
ter, have been designated as the official
Ushers from Florida.
Wednesday, October 12, they will hold
the opening session, with the seating of
delegates and Welcome Address by May-
or H. Rowe Bartle, Kansas City. Fea-
tures of the afternoon session will include
the American Farmer Degree Ceremony,
String Band Review and Talent Show,
and the Donors' Reception. During the
evening program, the donors to the F.F.A.
Foundation, Inc., will be introduced, nam-


for Better Farming



Farming in the South has made great
progress in the past generation. It has
become more certain, more rewarding
-less back breaking. And contributing
significantly to this progress has been
the mechanized farm equipment that
has lightened the work load and in-
creased production.

When the first tractor rolled onto a
Southern farm field, STANDARD OIL
was ready with the fuel to run it. As
tractor engines became more powerful,
STANDARD OIL was ready with a fuel
that would assure you maximum hours
of operation at minimum cost.

Your STANDARD OIL salesman is a
good man to know. With his experience
and know-how, you can rely on him for
professional advice, superior service
and high quality products.



ing of the Star Farmers, showing of the
1960 "Four Star Farmers" Movie and the
Talent Night Program.
Thursday, October 13, during the morn-
ing program the F.F.A. will salute the
Boy Scouts of America, and the livestock
judging contests will be held. During
the afternoon, a special leadership train-
ing feature program will be given, along
with tours and the poultry judging con-
test. Thursday evening opens with a spe-
cial F.F.A. Band Concert, then the Pub-
lic Speaking Contest and presentation of
the F.F.A. Foundation Awards. Closing
the evening program will be the Red
Foley Show.

Friday, October 14, presentation of the
Gold Emblem Chapter Awards, Salute to
the Future Farmers of the Philippines,
election of the National FFA Officers,
and the meats judging contest.
That afternoon, there will be a special
session at the American Royal Livestock
and Horse Show in the American Royal
Arena "F.F.A. Day." That evening, there
will be a special Talent and String Band
Show, installation of the new National
Officers; followed by the Firestone Show.
Saturday, October 15, there will be a
Special Awards Breakfast for the Judg-
ing Contestants and their Advisers, fol-
lowed by the American Royal Parade.

for Fall, 1960

Nine Floridians are Candidates for


At FFA National Convention

Amos Beutke
AMos BEUTKE, a graduate of the Santa
Fe High School, Alachua, is still living
on the 213 acre farm where he was born.
He was very active in his chapter in
high school, participated on the Parlia-
mentary Procedure Team, Livestock
Judging Team, attending the National
Convention as a Chapter representative,
served as Sentinel in the year which
Florida Ford Tractor Company pre-
sented his chapter with a new tractor,
delegate to the State Convention, and
received the State Farmer Degree at
the end of his Senior year.
During his first year out of high
school he attended the University of
Florida, and fed out 36 head of hogs
for meat in partnership with his father,
which set a new record for weight gain
in the community. He is now continu-
ing to farm on a full time basis with
his father and as a member of the young
farmer class at the Santa Fe High
School, which helps to keep him abreast
of the fast moving field of agricultural
science. He says that he knows the
value of records, using approved prac-
tices, and many other farm management
skills; that his leadership training has
helped him in carrying out the business,
in meetings of the Church and the Civic
Organizations in the community of
which he is a member.

Darrel Hobbs
DARRELL HOBBS, a graduate of the Paxton
High School in Walton County, is in
partnership with his father in dairying.
The partnership consists of owning 160
acres of land and renting 240 acres to
farm in pasture; 3 tractors, a hay baler,
corn picker, ensilage cutter, row crop
equipment, and other equipment. Also
they have 105 head of cows and heifers,
one Holstein bull and one Guernsey bull.
During Darrel's High School FFA
membership, he was very active in his
Chapter,- participating in many events.
Also, he was the Star Dairy Farmer in
1957, State Vice President in 1958-59;
and it was during his Junior year in
High School that he entered into a
partnership basis with his father.
While he was in High School he was
Junior Rotarian, a member of the Stu-
dent Council, Letterman in Basketball,
Vice-President of the Senior Class, and
a member of the Senior Math Club.

Lamar Jenkins
LAMAR JENKINS, a member of the Wil-
liams Chapter and a graduate of the
Suwannee High School in 1957, is now
an established farmer in Suwannee

He owns 260 acres of land and rents
an additional 100 acres. This year, he
has 20 acres of pines planted, 8'/2 acres
of tobacco, averaging around 1200 lbs.
to the acre, and bringing an average of
60c per pound. He also has 150 acres
of corn, 20 head of beef cattle, 75 head
of hogs and 50 acres of peanuts.
Lamar was very active in high school,
selected as Star State Farmer and serv-
ed as Vice-President of the Florida As-
sociation, FFA.
Lamar and his wife, Hazel, have re-
modeled and finished their home very
attractively and conveniently, and have
made plans for many more improve-
ments around the home and on the
farm. Hazel will be accompanying him
to the National Convention in October.

C. V. Jones, Jr.
C. V. JONES, JR., was a graduate of the
Trenton High School in 1958. From
one acre of corn and two acres of water-
melons, 2 head of cows and one hog for
meat, as a supervised farming program
in his first year in Vocational Agricul-
ture, he has made progress until this
last year he had 60 acres of corn for
grain, 15 acres peanuts, 15 acres water-
melons, 72 head of hogs for meat, 5
steers and I cow.
C. V. was very active in his chapter
and received many awards: 1956 Dist-
rict Soil and Water Management and
the County Farm Electrification Awards,
and served as Chaplain of his Chapter
during the year. He was a three time
winner in the National Efficiency Corn
Growing Contest sponsored by the Spen-
cer Chemical Company, and received
three expense paid trips to Memphis,
Tennessee, and Atlanta, Georgia.
Besides his regular farming program,
which he handles in partnership, he is
Field Assistant of the Vegetable Crop
Department of the Agricultural Experi-
ment Station, University of Florida.

Mike Kurish
MIKE KURISH, a graduate of the Ft.
Meade High School is attending college
and handling his citrus program on the
side. This year he has 7 acres of bearing
citrus, a citrus nursery and 1/4 acre of
truck crops.
Mike is married and attending college
and majoring in citrus culture, with plans
to teach Vocational Agriculture and con-
tinue his citrus grove.
During high school, he was very ac-
tive as a Public Speaker and a participant
in Fairs and Shows. He was on the
Chapter Parliamentary Procedure team
and was chapter representative in the

Polk County Federation and at the Na-
tional Convention. He also served as
delegate to the State Convention.

Billy Poston
BILLY POSTON, 21, a graduate of the
Quincy High School in 1958, after com-
pleting four years in Vocational Agricul-
ture. Starting in his first year of super-
vised farming, he had 11 head of hogs for
meat, one steer, 6 acres of corn, and one
cow. This, he kept expanding, so that
at the end of his senior year he was se-
lected as Star State Farmer. This last
year Billy had 20 acres of corn for grain,
6 sows, and 100 head of hogs for meat.
Billy was one of the most active Future
Farmers in the Quincy Chapter, serving
as Secretary, Vice-President and Presi-
dent, delegate to the State Convention,
Chapter representative at the National
Convention, and participant in the Mass-
ing of Flags Ceremony. A member of
many judging and other teams represent-
ing the school and chapter, a member of
the State Winning String Band, a mem-
ber of the State and Tri-State Quartet,
and attended the Danforth Leadership
Training Camp at Shelby, Michigan.
His other leadership activities included
Choir Director of his Church, President
of his Sunday School, President of his
Training Union, Toastmaster for the Jun-
ior and Senior Prom, and many other
worthwhile activities in his community.

Wesley Smith
WESLEY lives on a farm and ranch type
operation at Hastings, with his brother
and father in partnership, and was a grad-
uate of the Hastings High School in 1957.
His first farming project was irish po-
tatoes, and as he progressed in high
school and vocational agriculture he made
a success of growing cabbage. During
his Junior year he added corn, potatoes
and cattle (beef and breeding), and re-
ceived his State Farmer Degree.
Though being in college and majoring
in Agronomy, he has continued to farm,
working on the weekends, holidays and
in the summer. After graduating from
the University of Florida next summer,
he plans to return home and become a full
time farmer, continuing partnership with
his brother and father.
We are sure that Wesley will be an as-
set to agriculture and his community.

Harold Bernard Stephens
graduate of Bushnell High School, began
his supervised farming program with one-
half acre of ice-box watermelons and one-
(Continued on page 8)
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American Farmer
(Continued from page 6)
half acre of greens for market. This year,
his farming program includes 90 acres of
Southern peas, a citrus nursery and part

interest in 10 acres of cucumbers.
While in school, he was active in all
phases of chapter work, serving as Chair-
man of several major committee, member
of the Parliamentary Procedure team and
was always available for any chapter pro-
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as President of his class; active in the
Beta Club and Key Club and was an of-
ficer of his local Church.
Harold is now a Senior at the Univer-
sity of Florida, majoring in Citrus Pro-
duction and Agricultural Economics. He
is a member of Alpha Gamma Rho social
fraternity. While at the University, he
has served as President of the FCC, Presi-
dent of Thyrsus Horticultural Club, mem-
ber of the College Convocation Commit-
tee, Assistant Chairman of the 1960 Agri-
cultural Fair, member of the Committee
of 67 of student government and as Circu-
lation Manager of the Florida College
During the coming year, he will serve
as President of the Agricultural Council,
Business Manager of the Florida College
Farmer, and continue his farming pro-

Billy Joe Williams
BILLY JOE, age 20, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Earlston Williams, Rt. 3, Graceville,
is in partnership with his father, and be-
coming one of the successful dairymen of
Jackson County in West Florida.
In high school Billy Joe received many
honors, such as Star Dairy Farmer, Star
Chapter Farmer and Chapter President.
Also, he won honors in the State Dairy
Contest, and the State Farmer Degree.
His partnership with his father consists
of 200 head of dairy cattle, a general
farming program, and helped to grow
enough feed to supply the entire dairy on
the 600 acre farm. He recently pur-
chased 160 acres adjoining the family
farm and plans further expansion in the
Billy Joe married his high school
sweetheart, Jennell Nelson, soon after
graduation, and they are the proud par-
ents of a one year old daughter.
8 The Florida Future Farmer

West Florida
Dairy Show Winners
AT THE West Florida Dairy Show in
Chipley, Jack Ford, Quincy Chapter, ex-
hibited the Grand and Reserve Champion
Jersey cattle. John Sellers, Tallahassee
Chapter, exhibited the Grand and Re-
serve Champion Guernsey cows. The
Grand Champion Holstein cow was shown
by Freeman Cook, Graceville, and the
Grand Champion Ayrshire by Archie
Cook of the Jay Chapter.
In the chapter group class of three ani-
mals, placing first through fourth were:
Quincy, Tallahassee, Graceville, and
The FFA Judging Contest was won by
the Quincy Chapter team composed of
Jack Ford, Fain Poppell, and Thomas
McCall. Second, Havana; 3rd, Marian-
na. Other teams participating in order
of placing were: Jay, Vernon, Chipley,
Malone, Bethlehem, and Graceville.

FFA Chapters Awarded
Registered Heifers
AT THE Summer Vocational Agricultural
Teachers Conference in Daytona Beach,
at a special dinner, four registered heifers
and $140 in cash prizes were awarded the
ten top chapters participating in the FFA
Livestock Breeding Program, sponsored
by the Sears, Roebuck Foundation.
Chapters winning the four heifers were
Kathleen, Turkey Creek, Starke, and
Hardee at Wauchula. The registered
heifers will be purchased from breeders
in Florida. They will be selected
with each chapter choosing the breed
it desires.
Cash awards were awarded to the fol-
lowing chapters: Hawthorne, $50.00;
White Springs, $35.00; Okeechobee,
$25.00; Brandon, $15.00; Escambia
Farms, $10.00; and Dade City, $5.00.

(Continued from page 3)
the State.
In 1949, you honored me with an Hon-
orary State Farmer Degree and the Hon-
orary American Farmer Degree, awards
of which I am very proud. Also, since
that time, it has been my pleasure to at-
tend your state conventions at Daytona
Beach, and to meet and get to know so
many of you.
As State Superindent of Public Instruc-
tion, I consider it a privilege that mem-
bers of my staff have been able to be of
assistance to you in your activities. You
can be assured of our continued abiding
interest and our fullest support and co-
operation in your endeavors.
It will be under your leadership that
Florida will reach its fullest potential in
,agriculture. You can count on every as-
:sistance from the staff of the State De-
ipartment of Education in helping our
State reach that objective.

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The Officers and Advisers Tallahassee, Florida
Florida Association Future Farmers of America September 1, 1960
Tallahassee, Florida
Pursuant to your request, I have examined the cash records of the Florida Association,
Future Farmers of America and present my report as follows:
EXHIBIT A-Balance Sheet at June 30, 1960
EXHIBIT B-Statement of Cash Receipts and Disbursements for the period July 1, 1959
through June 30, 1960
All recorded cash receipts were traced through the bank by means of original deposit slips
and bank transcripts, and all canceled checks were inspected for regularity.
The bank account in the Capital City National Bank was satisfactorily reconciled with
statements furnished by the depository. Bank accounts with the Leon Federal and Tallahassee
Federal Savings and Loan Associations were verified from bank books. The balance in the
Tallahassee Bank and Trust Company was verified from a Certificate of Deposit.
United States Savings Bonds were not inspected by me at June 30, 1960 but are shown
as part of this report.
Accounts receivable are the result of expenditures made for these funds from the Surplus
AccoLnt. Surplus will be reimbursed upon receipt of the pledged funds.
As shown on the Statement of Cash Receipts and Disbursements (Exhibit B) old checks
Which did not clear the bank were written off to surplus and added back to cash.
Subject to the foregoing comments, it is my opinion that the attached Balance Sheet
and the related Statement of Cash Receipts and Disbursements presents fairly the financial po-
sition of the Florida Association, Future Farmers of America at June 30, 1960 and the result
of its operation for the year then ended.
Respectfully submitted,
S/Abner Avirett, Jr., Certified Public Accountant

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John Douthat
JOHN DOUTHAT, 17 years old, is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. James Robert Douthat,
of Wildwood. He will be a Senior in the
Wildwood High School this fall.
John will serve as President of his
Chapter this coming year. He has parti-
cipated in the State FFA Quartet Contest,
several public speaking contests, livestock
judging contests, and has served on his
chapter Parliamentary Procedure Team.
He has held offices in the Beta Club,
Student Council, and Methodist Youth
Fellowship. He has also served as the
President of his Junior Class.
His supervised farming program con-
sists of a swine and dairy operation. His
proposed program is to buy two Hereford
steers for show in the Ocala Fat Stock
Show, and to increase his present live-
stock holdings.
John will play the Trumpet in the Na-
tional Band this year. He has played the
instrument for 8 years.

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LEWIS WARD, 17 years of age, is the son
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Lewis has represented his chapter as a
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Procedure Team, spoke at the annual
banquet, had an entry for Farm Electri-
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He will play Baritone in the National
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Joseph Calvin Roberts
Senior in the Bartow High School is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Roberts.
He is a third year Vocational Agricul-
ture student and has been a very active
member in his chapter in exhibiting at
Fairs; also the tractor driving contest,
and singing in the quartet. He has served
as Vice-President of his chapter and a
member of the Parliamentary Procedure
Team, and received the Farm Mechanics
Award in the Chapter.
Joe has been a member of the High
School Band for four years, 2 of them as
Drum Major. In the National Band he
will play a Trombone, with which he has
received an Excellent Rating in Band
competition in Florida.

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FFA Members Attend
Cooperation Meeting
In California
ATTENDING THE annual American Insti-
tute of Cooperation Meeting at the Uni-
versity of California at Berkley, August
7-10, were David King, Randy King,
Bobby McMillan and Jerry Stewart, ar-
companied by their Vocational Agricul-
ture Teacher, R. S. McMillan.
They were presented a $500 check by
the Florida Council of Farmer Coopera-
tives to cover their expenses. Al Whit-
more, Orlando, Honorary State Farmer,
represented the Florida Council
The theme of the meeting was "Pre-
paring For Our Changing Agriculture,"
which featured the latest information on
farm marketing, credit, and other farm
business techniques.

Teachers Receive Farm
Electrification Award
THE VOCATIONAL Agriculture Teachers
were the guests at a special luncheon at
Ellinor Village during their Summer Con-
ference, sponsored by the Florida Power
and Light Company, Florida Power Cor-
poration, Gulf Power Company, and St.
Regis Paper Company.
Teachers receiving the Farm Electrifi-
cation Awards this year were:
Area I-R. S. McMillan, Agricultural
Teacher, Jasper High School, Jasper.
Area II-Jack Haltiwanger, Agricul-
tural Teacher, Lake City High School,
Lake City.
Area III-Eugene Doss, Agricultural
Teacher, Mulberry High School, Mul-

EBBA Awards
AGAIN THIS year, F.F.A. members exhib-
iting steers with 50% or more Brahman
blood, at the Florida State Fair in Tampa,
in February, will receive additional
awards from the Eastern Brahman Breed-
ers Association.
A new program whereby FFA members
may purchase registered yearling Brah-
man bulls and heifers to increase their
supervised farming program from mem-
bers of the E.B.B.A. Association. Any Fu-
ture Farmers who may be interested in
the above two items should talk it over
with his Vocational Agricultural Teacher

State Winners Continue
To Win on Our State Contest
THE STATE Winners that continue their
winning ways, Victor Butler, State Pub-
lic Speaking Champion, and the Turkey
Creek Quartet were both acclaimed first
place winners in the Tri-State Contest
held at Auburn, Alabama, in August.
Victor then attended the Southern Re-
gional Public Speaking Conteest in Town
Creek, Alabama, where he was acclaimed
as the fourth place winner.
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Top photo shows the winners of the second week's outstanding camper awards being
congratulated by State Forester C. H. Coulter. Left to right: Roy Messer, Lake City;
James Richter, Orlando Boone; Marvin Sheppard, Ocala Silver Springs; and Pete
Crapps, Live Oak. Bottom photo shows State Forester C. H. Coulter with the
winners of the outstanding campers awards far the first week. From left to right: Billy
Nowling, Jay; Gerald Padgett, Ponce de Leon; Coulter; Charles Varnum, Lithia; and
James Holley, Milton.

Assistant Information and Education Chief Ed Howard instructs these FFA campers
in the correct methods to use in measuring timber volume.

250 FFA Boys

Attend Annual

Forestry Camp

PLEASURE WITH a purpose. Enjoyment
with an educational flavor. No, this isn't
some propaganda scheme to sell you
something-these are just a few of the
many ways you could describe Florida's
Forestry Training Camp for Future
Farmers of America.
This annual two-week summer camp
held its 26th consecutive session during
the weeks of July 9-23 at Camp O'Leno
in north central Florida. Some 250 FFA
boys attended, to benefit from the wealth
of knowledge that the professional for-
esters had to offer them and to have an
old fashioned good time in the woods.
Administered by Florida Forest Service
personnel, and financially supported by
the wood-using industries of the state,
this camp is designed to teach the prin-
ciples of good forestry practices to the
young men of Florida who are the land-
owners of the future. Carrying this one
step further, the underlying basic prin-
ciples that will lead to wider recognition
of forest values and an adequate timber
supply in the future.
The camp, oldest and largest of its kind
in the nation, is divided into two one-week
sessions. Each FFA chapter in the state
may send two delegates, expense free, for
one of the sessions. Each week is an in-
tensive training course in basic forestry,
fire fighting, fire prevention, gum farm-
ing, timber estimating and marking, tim-
ber marketing, forest insects and diseases,
tree identification, woodland and wildlife
management and tropical forestry are
taught by qualified instructors.
One day in each session is set aside
for a field trip to nearby wood-using plants
and to a Forest Service installation. On
this trip, the boys see crude gum being
converted into spirits and rosin at a distil-
lation plant, and they learn how mechani-
zation increases efficiency and production
at a saw-mill. Their visit to the Florida
Forest Service district headquarters is
highlighted by a first hand view of what
happens when a fire is reported and fire
fighters dispatched to the scene.
The boys find that trees can be har-
vested for a continuing cash income just
as corn, cotton and tobacco. The stress
is on the growing concern in many quar-
ters that the future supply of wood for
Florida's giant wood-using industries has
to be planted now or there will be a great
shortage. Our growing population and
expanding cities have placed a heavier de-
mand, than ever before, upon the acreage
that is available for raising timber.
On Friday night, of each camp session,
a banquet is held to honor those boys who
have been chosen by their fellow campers
as the outstanding campers of the week-
long gathering. Awards are made to the
boys who are winners of the many fores-
try contests that are conducted and a
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The Florida Future Farmer


Former FFA Is


Of Agriculture

OUR STATE Association is proud to point
out that a former member has won the
Democratic Nomination for Commis-
sioner of Agriculture for the State of
Doyle E. Conner was born December
17, 1928, in Starke, Bradford County,
Florida. He grew up on his father's 400
acre farm in Bradford County. They
grew strawberries, and raised cattle and
swine. During World War II, Doyle
took over the farm at the age of twelve
while his father went to work at Camp
Blanding. Doyle attended a rural school
and was an active 4-H'er, even President
of his Club.
Along with managing the farm, Doyle
acquired cattle and swine of his own. He
became active in the Future Farmers of
America, serving as President of his
Chapter and then as State President of
this organization. In 1948-49, he was
elected National President of the Future
Farmers of America. During this office
term he spent 238 days in the interest of
the F.F.A.
His travels carried him to all sections of
the United States, conferring with nation-
al and international figures, such as Sec-
retary of Agriculture Brannan, Vice-
President Alben Barkley, Danish Ambas-
sador Hendrik Kauffman, and many oth-
ers. He visited the Territory of Hawaii,
where he made a tour of the Island
schools and farms and upon invitation of
the Territorial Governor, addressed a
joint session of the Hawaiian Legisla-
Doyle's outstanding work in the Future
for Fall, 1960


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Farmers of America resulted in the Flor-
ida JayCees naming him "Outstanding
Boy of 1947."
Following World War II, he flew to
Washington, D. C. for a live broadcast
on the "Voice of America." His address,
beamed primarily to the Soviet Satellite
countries, dealt with the opportunities
of a democracy. At the end of this year
the Florida JayCees named Doyle one of
the five outstanding men of Florida.
Doyle says "Those years in the Future
Farmers of America were more valuable
to me than my four years of college."
In 1950, while a sophomore at the Uni-
versity of Florida, Doyle entered State
politics. He ran for the House of Repre-
sentatives in Bradford County, and won.
He was only 21 years old. "The first time
I voted," he smiles, "I voted for myself."
The "Schoolboy Candidate," as his op-
ponent scornfully called him, was elected
to two terms while still a student at the
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Doyle Conner, Successful Miami,
Starke Businessman

Doyle Conner, 1957 House Speaker

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Doyle Conner, Successful Farmer

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The party on the Good Will Tour in West Palm Beach, prior to boat trip on Lake
Worth. Pictured (L to R): A. R. Cox, State FFA Executive Secretary; Bruce Howell,
Lakeland, member of FFA Advisory Council; Edward M. Benham, Director, City
News Bureau, West Palm Beach; C. M. Lawrence, Area Supervisor Agricultural Edu-
cation, Wauchula; David Vorpagel, State FFA Vice-President, Orlando; Victor Butler,
State FFA President, Havana; James E. Gorman, General Manager, Florida Retail
Federation, Jacksonville; Mrs. Lucile Colyer, owner the "The Paddlewheel Queen,"
West Palm Beach; B. J. Jaeckel, Manager of Hotel George Washington, West Palm
Beach; State FFA Vice-Presidents Luther Beauchamp, Chiefland, Harrell Howell,
Jennings, and John McCarty, Jr., Ft. Pierce; D. E. Ryals, Altha, member of FFA Ad-
visory Council; State FFA Vice-Presidents Dale Marler, Lakeland, and Robert Wilker-
son, Paxton; and Leon A. Sims, Alachua, member of FFA Advisory Council.

State F.F.A. Officers Annual

Goodwill Tour Was Great Success

THE STATE FFA Officers Annual Good-
will Tour began Sunday, July 24, upon
their arrival in Jacksonville, and ended
in Miami, July 30. It was one of the
greatest experiences of their life.
Arrangements for the tour were made
by James E. Gorman, General Manager
of the Florida Retail Federation, Jack-
sonville, in cooperation with the indus-
trial firms, businesses, Civic leaders,
Chambers of Commerce and officials in
Jacksonville, Daytona, West Palm Beach
and Miami. In the party this year were
the State Officers, Victor Butler, Havana,
State President; Vice-Presidents John
McCarty, Jr., Ft. Pierce, Robert Wilker-
son, Paxton, Dale Marler, Lakeland, Lu-
ther Beauchamp, Chiefland, Harrell How-
ell, Jennings, and David Vorpagel, Orlan-
do-Evans; Members of the State FFA
Advisory Council Leon A. Sims of Alach-
ua (Santa Fe), D. E. Ryals, Altha, and
Bruce Howell, Lakeland; C. M. Lawrence,
Area Supervisor of Agricultural Educa-
tion for Area III; and A. R. Cox, State
FFA Executive Secretary.
As the tour progressed, it was easy for
them to see that agriculture and indus-
try had interdependence. The business
men explained that industry is supplying
agriculture with supplies and equipment,
while agriculture is supplying industry
with raw material. They were astounded
at the number of people working on the
back side of business together, to process
goods so that the sales person on the floor
could accommodate the customers.
They were very much impressed with
the amount of research that was being
done by business.
After checking into the Roosevelt Ho-

tel in Jacksonville, they were greeted by
a photographer of the Florida Times
Union, taken for a trip on a fireboat on
the St. Johns River as guests of Mayor
Haydon Burns. Later, they were dinner
guests of the Florida Publishing Company
at the George Washington Hotel. They
then saw the operations of the newspaper
plant and received the first copies of the
Monday morning paper, which were for
distribution at 9 p.m. Sunday night.
Early Monday morning, at 6:45, the
State President and Star State Farmer,
Victor Butler, A. R. Cox, and James E.
German were interviewed by Jim Wat-
son, County Agent for Duval County, on
"Hi Neighbor" over WFGA-TV.
At breakfast they were the guests of
the Barnett National Bank and later were
conducted on a tour of the bank, after
which they visited the City Hall and had
an opportunity to talk with the Mayor.
For lunch, they were the guests of the
Jacksonville Rotary Club, at which they
presented a special program, with Victor
as Master of Ceremonies and telling about
his project program. J. E. German made
introductions and remarks, and Tillie
Smith, State Sweetheart from Quincy,
provided the entertainment. Hon. Harry
Westberry, State Representative, Duval
County, with the Owens-Illinois Com-
pany, and D. H. Stynchcomb, Exec. Vice-
President of Cohen Brothers, were pre-
sented the Honorary State Farmer De-
At the Mid-States Steel and Wire Com-
pany plant, they had the opportunity
to see the fence, nails and staples, that
many of them have used on the home
farm, being made. Then, at the Winn-

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Dixie's main office and warehouses, they
saw how meats and vegetables were stored
and distributed through the company's
local stores.
After dinner at Cohen's Department
Store, they were conducted on a tour
where merchandise was received and pro-
cessed, so that it could be put on the
counter for the customers.
Tuesday morning, the Standard Oil
Company were their hosts for breakfast
and a tour of their dock facilities, after
which they toured the International Har-
vester District Offices and saw some of
the latest equipment that will be avail-
able this year to the farmers; after which
they were taken to the Prudential Insur-
ance Building for lunch.
That afternoon, they toured the Florida
Chamber of Commerce Building, and then
on to the Florida Ford Tractor Company
to tour their State Office and warehouse
to see the new equipment.
After touring the Owens-Illinois Pulp
and Paper Mill, and seeing pine logs pro-
cessed into paper, they were guests at
the company's dining room that evening
for dinner.
Wednesday, by leaving Jacksonville be-
fore 6:00 a.m., they were the guests of
the Daytona Beach Downtown Merch-
ants Association, for breakfast at the
Dutch Pantry.
In West Palm Beach, they were the
lunch and dinner guests of the Hotel
George Washington, and during the after-
noon they had an opportunity to relax
and enjoy seeing the cities of Palm Beach
and West Palm Beach from Lake Worth
aboard the "Paddlewheel Queen's Island
Dinner Cruise" boat. Arriving in Miami
that night, they were the guests of the
McAllister Hotel.
Thursday morning, the officials of the
Jordan-Marsh Department Store were
their hosts for breakfast and a tour of
the store. At lunch, they presented a
special Rotary Club Program, at which
Victor was Master of Ceremonies and
told about his farming program. J. E.
Gorman made introductions and remarks
and the Turkey Creek Quartet, who had
just won the Tri-State Contest, furnished
the entertainment. Austin Davis, Presi-
dent of Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., and
M. H. Ellis, Group Manager of Sears,
Roebuck and Company, were presented
the Honorary State Farmer Degree.
After a tour of Sears, Roebuck's North
Side Store, they were guests of Mr. Ellis
for dinner on top of the Columbus Hotel.
Friday morning, the A & P Tea Com-
pany were their hosts for breakfast and
a tour of their offices and warehouses
for SE Florida. For lunch, they were
guests in Burdine's Executive Dining
Room and then taken for a tour of their
warehouses and general office. Then,
they went to the beach as the guests of the
Americana Hotel for swimming and din-
Saturday, after being the guests of
W. T. Grant Company, for which Ken-
neth Moore, one of the past State Secre-
taries is Assistant Manager of the Miami
store, were their hosts; they departed for

Doyle E. Conner
(Continued from page 13)
University of Florida. At age 23 he was
made Chairman of the Agricultural Com-
mittee of the House of Representatives.
He held this Chairmanship for two terms.
At the age of 26 he was unanimously
elected Speaker of the House of Repre-
sentatives. He is the youngest Speaker
ever to serve in the history of the State
of Florida and believed to be the young-
est in the history of the Nation. Doyle
was voted one of the most valuable mem-
bers of the 1957 and 1959 Legislative ses-
Serving his fifth term, Doyle displayed
outstanding leadership on many import-
ant committees.
Doyle owns and operates insurance and
real estate agencies in Starke and Miami,
but is primarily interested in his cattle
farming. He raises Angus cattle and some
Brahmans; also hay, pecans, anl Shetland
ponies. He is a member of the Florida
Farm Bureau, Cattlemen's Association,
Rotary Club, Shrine and Masons, Elks,
Moose, Baptist Church, Chamber of Com-
merce, and JayCees.
Doyle was married on June 28, 1953 to
the former Johnnie Bennett of Marianna
and is the father of two children, Doyle,
Jr., age 4, and Kimberly Ann, age 1.

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Guest speaker for the first week, "Click"
Mathewson of St. Marys Kraft Corp. en-
joys a good joke with the crowd during
his banquet address.

Forestry Camp
(Continued from page 12)
short address is given by a distinguished
guest from industry or public life. This
year the speakers were Mr. Clark "Click"
Mathewson, Timber Division Manager
for St. Mary's Kraft Corporation, the first
week; and Congressman D. R. "Billy"
Mathews, a life-long friend of forestry
and good forest legislation, the second
All is not classes and banquets though.
There is plenty of time for recreation.
Each day there are two swim periods for
the entire camp. The campsite borders
on the Santa Fe River, a swift, cool
stream that offers excellent swimming
and fishing. A full schedule of athletics
is also available. Softball, shuffleboard,
badminton, ping-pong, horseshoes, and
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part in.
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Paper Company; Armstrong Cork Com-
pany; Escambia Treating Company; St.
Marys Kraft Corp.; Neal Lumber & Man-
ufacturing Company; Rayonier, Inc.,
Newport Industries Company; American
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