Title: Florida dairy news
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Title: Florida dairy news
Series Title: Florida dairy news.
Physical Description: 12 v. : illus. ; 30 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida Dairy Industry Association
Publisher: Cody Publications for Florida Dairy Industry Association.
Place of Publication: Kissimmee Fla
Publication Date: February 1952
Frequency: bimonthly
Subject: Dairying -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Cattle   ( lcsh )
Milk   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1-12, no. 1; Nov. 1950-Spring, 1962.
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U S. Dept. of Agriculture
Washingtcx 2~5, D. C.

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4. Milking Cows
The milking cow at
right is 3 years old and
was conditioned while
dry on Purina D & F
Chow. She is now be-
ing fed Purina Cow
Chow and Purina Body
Roughage according
to her production. She
is producing four gal-
lons of milk daily.

3. Heifers
The heifer at right was
i. months old in Janu-
ary. I.ike all heifers in
the Hill herd, she was
started out on Calf
Startena and is being
grown out on Purina
I) & F Chow. Weight at
time of picture was
820 pounds.


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Marshall Hillo LAKELAND


Marshall Hill of Lakeland is one of.
the progressive Florida dairymen
who finds that it pays to use the full
Purina program supplementing good
pasture with a well-rounded Purina
feeding plan.
"Since I have fed Purina for the last two years, my

cows are in better condition to freshen and maintain
high production throughout their lactation," Hill says.
Marshall Hill's management program speaks for itself
with the latest rating showing a high butterfat test, an
unusually low bacteria count, and a three-gallon aver-



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1. Dry Cows
IThle NMarshall Hi ll
herd at Lakeland is on
the Purin a Program
and the dry cow at left
is being conditioned
on Purina 1) & F Chow.
A fi, .Ihll |c,-d ay
producer, s h e gave
over 12,00ooo pounds o
milk in her last i0-
month lactation.

2. Calves
This heifer calf was
three months old on
Jan. '30, )1952. Raised
on I'urina Calf Star-
tena from .| days of age.
slie weigh ed 210
pounds in late January
when ) i c t Iu r C was



VOL. 2


A New Kind of Mandate
WVITH MOST entries in the race for public offices at the local and
State level now known, it appears that there will be much more than the
usual interest in the selection of those who will man the office of public
service for the years ahead.
It is of more than passing interest to note that in these times of wide-
spread murmurings of wrong doings and unfaithfulness among public
servants, that many incumbents in Florida offices will receive new terms
at the hands of the voters without opposition.
Undoubtedly, in most instances, this bespeaks trust and confidence
of the people in the ability and integrity of these who have been tried
and proven.
In this day of mandates, no doubt, these unopposed candidates may
interpret this express of confidence on the part of their constituents as a
mandate to strive for even higher goals of service and leadership in a time
when ambassadors of good government and good will are in such great

The Dairy Industry Is Important Business

DAIRYING is one of the nation's greatest businesses. It is a ten billion dol-
lar industry, including the value of farm milk and the sale of veal calves
and dairy cows. It is greater dollarwise than the steel industry. Its
economic and social contributions to the health and welfare of the nation
are immeasurable.
An estimated ten million people, in fact one family out of every
fifteen, depend upon the dairy industry for their livelihood. Occupations
directly and indirectly involved in dairying include not only dairy farmers
and processors, but fruit growers and packers, veterinarians, machinery
manufacturers, engineers, metallurgists, supply manufacturers, health in-
spectors, dairy technicians, salesmen, delivery men, haulers, brokers, bac-
teriologists, and many others.
Milk is might. From the nutritional standpoint, it is nature's most
nearly perfect food. Nearly twenty-four and a half million cows on dairy
farms in 1949 produced over one hundred nineteen billion pounds of milk.
This was utilized in many ways, providing the consumers of America with
dairy products which represent over thirty percent of the foods they ate
and fifteen percent of their total food budget. What a great claim for
service this simple fact makes.

Misinformation-A Dangerous Influence

WVE READ a recent editorial of Mr. Ed C. Burris which said in part: "Mis-
information, passed out as information, is one of tile most dangerous in-
fluences with which society is confronted today."
Freedom of the press is one of the rights of American Democracy guar-
anteed by the Constitution. This is as it should be. True Americans
will fight to preserve this right along with tile many other privileges enu-
merated in the Bill of Rights.
The freedom of the press, does not, in our opinion, license the publish-
ing of "misinformation" nor the biased personal opinion of editors.

E. T. LAY, Editor

Official Publication of
Florida Dairy Industry Ass'n
THEO DATSON, President
E. T. LAY, Executive Director

Florida Guernsey Cattle Club

Florida Association
of Milk Sanitarians
LEWIS T. SMITH, President

Florida Dairy News
Advisory Board
DR. E. L. Fouls AL CODY
Florida Dairy Industry Associa-
tion Directors
FRANK B. DouB, Jacksonville
C. RAY JOHNSON, St. Petersburg
GEORGE F. JOHNSON, West Palm Beach
H. CODY SKINNER, Jacksonville
CI.IFF 1). WAYNE, .Miami
W. J. BARRITT, JR., Tampa
A. E. (JACK) JOHNSON, Jacksonville
Additional Directors
0. L. BoBO, President "Alligator Club"
SAM SOLOMON, SR.. Honorary Director
monthly by the Florida D)airy Industry As-
sociation, 220 Newnsan Street, Jacksonville,
Florida. Subscription price of $1.00 for two
years included in dues for membership in
the association. Entered as second class mail
August 8, 1951, at the lPost Office at Kissim-
mee, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879, as
Advertising rates furnished upon request.
Business and Editorial office 220 Newnan
Street, Jacksonville.

Member Florida Press Association
Member National Editorial Association


NO. 2

Pasture and hay provide t
cheapest feed for all classes
livestock-and are real labor-savi
to boot.

Comparative studies indicate t

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Look over your pastures-and
ure how much more profit be
pastures can put in your poc
formula pasture fertilizers.

There's a GULF Field Represent
active in your section. He'll be glac
to recommend a grass-liaking
program--ask hiin to call. If you
don't know him, write direct anc
your inquiry will receive prompl



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be determined principally by the v;
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your employers or your custom
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selling job to do-a task of preset
what you have to offer in the
possible way.
The purpose of this series is to
you set your personal goal and, thri
wise planning and effective selling, a
Choosing Your Vocation
Having a definite occupational go,
mind will give. you a running start
others who have not thought about
future. By selecting your vocation c
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later revise your decision, you proL
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Know What You Like to Do
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yourself the following questions and
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writing, debating)?
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of occur to you. Now study your n
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irn- Questions i, 2, 3, and 4. Do they
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rom like to do? Double check your an
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will analysis.
The DAIHY ''II'VS will/ endaverr to funi ,
will voi'olionl or redtlalional and training opporti
low in'iforialion teqtielted by readers of this colu
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Dairy Specialist Proves Valuable Advisor to Florida Dairymen

A Tribute to C. W. Reaves

A FEW years ago, when Extension Dairy
Husbandman C. W. Reaves first came to
Florida, the state's dairy industry had just
experienced( a period in which wartime
demand for more and more milk resulted
in little planning for long-time improve-
ment in the production efficiency of its
The Dairy Herd Improvement Associa-
tion program wits still in its early stages;
improved pastures were scarce; and most
herd replacements were purchased out-of-
state since many scrub bulls were in use
and interest in raising calves at this time
was rare.
"When I arrived in April 1947," Reaves
recalls, "I found opportunities in the field
of dairying good and
dairymen receptive
to ideas on Ibetter
feeding, breeding
a nd management
The E x t e yn sion
worker determined
that three long-range
Programs would re-
REAVEs sult in an improved
and more profitable
dairy industry: the Dairy Herl Improve-
ment Association, a breeding program
spreading the use of the best sires and an
expanded t-H Club dairy program m for boys
andt girls.
Progress made in each of these phases
during the past five years is an outstantl-
ing example of what can happen when a
man with the right diagnosis and good
ideas get together with people who are
willing and eager to try to improve
Reaves ountd on his arrival here that
the state had two small DHIA programs--
Duval and Pioneer-with one tester serv-
ing both groups. About 1,500 cows were
under DHIA and Advanced Registry test-
ing programs.
In 1951, five years latter, seven associa-
tions employing eight testers were operat-
ing. More than 8,200oo cows were on DHIA
last year and over n ,ooo were on Official
Test with the purebred cattle associations.
Many of the cows are under both pro-
grains, a practice which the dairy specialist
The DHIA program has as its purpose
the development of higher producing,
more profitable herds. It provides ef-
fective means of securing better feeding

NOTE: The Daiiy News desires to extend credit
and thanks to J. Francis Cooper, Editor, and Mrs.
Blarbara Jefferson, Assistant Editor of the Florida
Agricultural News Service for the preparation of
this sllendid article.

practices by requiring ia closer .ssu:lv o!
feed requirements of individual cows.
The value of improved pastures and
home-grown feed are demonstrated vivid-
DHIA records assist dairymen in de-
termining feeding, breeding and mana'---
ment practices and they have shown dairy-
men the way to make remark:,.ble improve-
ments. For instance, Reaves reports thit
Orange County dairymen recorded it 701-
pound increase in milk production per
cow in 1951 over 195o. This includes all
1,520 cows in the county group.
The specialist has long been an advo-
cate of the DHIA program. Prior to com-
ing to the Florida Agricultural Extension
Service, he worked with these groups in
Tennessee and Virginia. He also was
herdsman of a purebred Holstein herd for
a year and a half.
During this time and while doing DHIA
testing, Reaves spent muc h time and study
in figuring rations and making feeding
recommendations to fit the conditions of
the different dairy herds.
As an Extension Service project, the
DHIA program here comes under the
supervision of the group's dairy specialist.
In this capacity, Reaves works with test
supervisors and makes many farm visits
both to herds in the DHIA organizations
and to other herds.
"DI)HIA not only serves as a means of
securing benefits of improved methods
for members, but their herds also act aits a
result demonstration of improved dairy
methods to other dairymen in feeding,
breeding and management practices," he
Reaves also advocates that dairymen
select their best heifer calves and grow

them out as herd replacements.
"With the decline of this program dur-
ing the war," he says, "dairymen had to
spend huge sums of money out-of-state
each year to buy replacements. This prac-
tice cut a large share from the dairymen's
prof:'P. Tn addition, it '- reased the
danger of bringing disease, especially mas-
titis, into the herd."
The importance of breeding in raising
herd replacements and maintaining a high
producing herd has long been recognized
by the Extension dairy husbandman.
There are never enough top bulls to go
around, even if dairymen could afford to
keep them.
While he was assistant dairy specialist
with the Tennessee Agricultural Exten-
sion Service, he and his co-workers investi-
gated and found artificial breeding offered
a; possible solution. Reaves helped organ-
ize the first artificial breeding association
in the South in 1939.
From this experience he thought that
perhaps artificial breeding was the ans-
wer to the replacement problem in Flori-
da, its well. His preliminary work seemed
to bear out this idea and in 1948 the pro-
gram was started under his guidance. The
first associations started operation in
Orange and Escambia counties in Novem-
ber of that year and were soon followed by
groups in Polk and Pinellas counties.
To show the rapid expansion in this
phase of dairying, Florida last year bred
a higher percentage of dairy cows arti-
ficially than any other southern state.
More than 20,000 cows were enrolled in
16 associations throughout the state.
The prograin is based on the use of high
production, proved bulls. Local dairymen
(Continued on page 19)

C. W. Reaves (in hat) assisting in lining up a "result demonstration" on the use of high
production proved bulls. These are five daughters of Sybil Pompey Royal Lad, a
Florida proved bull in use in an artificial breeding association.

F. 0 R F E B R UARY, 1 9 52 5

Both the King and the Queen of the Tampa dairy show were shown by Miss Ginger
Stuart of Bartow. At left, young Miss Stuart is pictured with Noblesse Jim Dandy,
the king, and right she is shown with Draconis Signal Betty, the queen. Both are

Bartow 4-H Club Girl Wins

Honors at West Coast Show

A 4-H youngster, Miss Ginger Stuart of
Bartow, accomplished the history-making
feat of showing both the champion king
and queen of the Fifth Annual West Coast
Dairy Show held in downtown Tampa
January 5.
The pretty Ginger, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. K. Stuart of Bartow, showed her
Jersey heifer, Draconis Signal Betty, to the
championship in the 4-H Jersey registered
female class and from there the Jersey
was named queen of the show in showing
against first place winners of all breeds
of both the 4-H and FFA divisions. She
showed her Jersey bull, Noblesse 7im
Dandy, to the championship spot in the
4-H Jersey bull class and then on to the
king of the show position.
Joe Cochran of Bartow showed his regis-
tered Jersey cow to the championship posi-
tion in FFA competition, while the cham-
pion FFA Guernsey heifer was owned by
the Benjamin Franklin FFA Chapter of
Tampa and the 4-H champion Guernsey
female was exhibited by Arnold Higgins
of Pinellas County.
The annual dairy event was sponsored
by the Agricultural Committee of the
Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
with A. R. Allison as chairman of the
dairy show sub committee and Arthur D.
Brown serving as chairman of the agricul-
ture committee. Judges were Dr. Sidney
Marshall, Dr. R. B. Becker, and C. W.
Reaves, all of the University of Florida.
District Agricultural Agent K. S. Mc-
Mullen and Woodrow Brown, of the
state 4-H office; J. G. Smith and A. R.
Cox, of the state FFA office; county
agents and vocational agriculture teach-
ers assisted in directing the show.
Cochran, having a big day for himself,
also placed first in the showmanship con-

test and was top man in the cattle groom-
ing contest. The dream girl, queen of
show exhibitors, was pretty Miss Inez
Thornhill of Dundee in Polk County.
In the judging contests held in con-
junction with the show, the Orange
County team composed of Jack Dodd,
Dick Parker, and Marcus Eastman, came
off with top honors in the 4-H division
and the Wauchula team composed of
Dean Griffin, Ronnie Smith, and Minor
Bryant, came out on top in the FFA com-
petition. Polk County teams held down
the runner-up positions in both divisions.
Top individual three men in the FFA
judging were Cochran, Willie Ray Brooks,
and Dean Griffin. Cochran and Brooks
of Pinecrest were tied for high and Grif-
fin landed in second place. Top indivi-
dual judgers in the 4-H division, in the
order in which they placed included
Angelo Massaro of Hillsborough, Parker,
and Eastman.
In addition to the honor and educa-
tional value derived by the 4-H and
F.F.A. Members participating the show
from various counties of the West
Coast Area, cash awards of about $2oo.oo
were made by the sponsoring Committee.
Two beautiful trophies which went to
the animals designated King and Queen
of the Show were sponsored by the
West Coast Milk Producers Association.
Blue or red ribbons were awarded all
Luncheon for all those participating
was served at the Chamber of Commerce
with the compliments of Tampa Dairies,
Feed Dealers and other members of the
C. of C. Agriculture Committee.
In addressing the exhibitors and spec-
tators as he presented the awards at the
conclusion of this Show, Mr. Dolph

Allison, Chairman of the Show Commit-
tee, had the following to say concerning
the show and those who have partici-
pated in it:
"The Annual Florida West Coast
Dairy Show continues to grow-in quan-
tity and in quality. For the past two
years it has been necessary to set quotas
for participation in the Show, which
evidences and permanent enthusiasm."
He said, "The West Coast Dairy Show
is truly one of the first class and the
dairy industry in Florida may well be
proud, therefore, of the accomplishment
of 4-H and F.F.A. young people through
their fine work in making the Florida
West Coast Dairy Show an established
institution. Without them, and the
county agents and agriculture teachers
who encourage and direct their efforts,
the Show would be without the moti-
vating power, the core of its success."
Winners, listed in order by classes,
were as follows:
4-H Division
Registered Jersey females (6 to 12 months)-Blues
to Caroline Stuart, Bartow; Fletcher Gardner, Jr.,
Lake Wales; Ann Bearentine, Bartow; Reds to Na-
than Thomas, Orange County; Herman Bowers,
Lake Wales; Charles Dixon, Bradley; Tommy
Thornhill, Winter Haven; Whites to Louise Hebb,
Bartow; James Thornhill, Winter Haven;
Registered Jersey Females (12-18)-Blues to
Ginger Stuart (champion, show queen); Caroline
Stuart; David Tice, Polk County; Melissa Williams,
Polk; Gail Williams, Polk; Paul Thornhill, Polk;
Linda Kendrick, Polk; Randy Kincaid, Polk; Reds to
Teddy Smith, Orange; Jimmy Dixon, Polk; Billy
Arnold, Hillsborough; Harrison Thornhill, Polk;
Robert Thornhill, Polk; Donald Deal, Polk;
Registered Jersey cows-Blues to Elaine Mikell,
Hillsborough; Ann Davidsen, Polk; Roy Huggins,
Orange; Red to Angelo Massaro, Hillsborough;
Registered Jersey bulls (6-12)-Blue to Ginger
Stuart (champion, show king);
Grade Jersey females (6-12)-Red to James Prince,

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Champion junior judging teams at the
West Coast Dairy Show are shown above.
Top panel shows Wauchula's FFA team,
left to right, Dean Griffin, Minor Bryant,
Ronnie Smith. Bottom panel shows
Orange County's 4-H team composed of
Jack Dodd, Marcus Eastman and Dick


Grade Jersey females (12-18)-Blue to Larry
White, Bartow;
Grade Jersey cows--Blue to Robert Stone, Orange;
Registered Guernsey females (6-12)--Blues to
Parker; Dodd; Eugene Mixon, Manatee; Whites to
Orville Hall, Pinellas; Arnold Higgins;
Registered Guernsey females (12-18)-Blues to
Eastman; Ginger Jennings, Manatee; Red to Parker;
,White to George Casey, Pinellas;
Registered (.uernsey females (18-24) Blue to
Tommy Woodruff, Orange; Reds to Patricia Lewis,
i all [ Registered G~uernsey females (18-24)--Blue to

I Pasco; Jimmy Schee, Pinellas;
Registere (Guernse) coss-Blues to Arnold Hig-
gins (champion); Dodd; Reds to Schee; John Mixon,
Pi'nellas; Whites to Marlene Hickman, Pinellas;
David Vaughn, Pinellas;
Registered Guernsey bulls-Red to Hickman;
Grade Guernsey females (12-18)--Blue to Inez
TIhornhill, Polk; Red to Beth Gardner, Polk; Whites
to Ervin Hudson, Hillsborough; Jimmy Zinc, Hills-
,- borough;
S Grade Guernsey females (18-24)--Red to Sammy
kteCastellano, Hillsborough; White to Monty Black-
ketter, Hillsborough; T
Grade Guernsey cows--Blue to Higgins; Red to
Grade Ayrshire females (12-18)-Judy Mikell,
Grade Holstein females (6-12)--Blue to David
Cayce, Polk; White to William Hoedt, Hillsborough;
Grade Holstein females (12-18)-Blue to Stead-
man Lott, Pinellas; Red to Kenneth Renner, Pine-
hals; White to Howard Renner, Pinellas;
Grade Milking Shorthorns-Reds to Caroline
Thornhill, Polk; Virginia Thornhill, Polk;
FFA Division
Registered Jersey females (6-12) -Blues to Ken I E
Cockrell, Kathleen; Herbert Duff, Kathleen; Red to
c~ c~? LL~i-U~ ~L~?I~ Harris;
Registered Jersey females (12-)--Blue to Harry
.. .. t ., Griffin, Bartow;
Registered Jersey cows--Blue to Cochran (cham-
pion); Red to Harris;
Registered Jessey bulls (6-12)--Red to Harris;
Grade Jersey females (6-12)-Red to Jimmy Dee-
sen, Kathleen; White to Bobby Hearn, Bartow;
Grade Jersey cows-Blue to Ken Fisher, Kathleen; dl j
Red to Cochran; Arlen Wetherington, Hillsborough;
Registered Guernsey femntles (6-12)-Reds to
Wetherington (2);
Registered Guernsey females (12-18)--Blue to
Benjamin Franklin Chapter (champion);
Registered Guernsey females (18-24)--Red to
SGrade Guernsey females (6-12)-Red to Johnny
'-, Firebeau, Plant City;
Grade Guernsey females (12-18)-Reds to Carroll
Williamson, Plant City; Zinc;
Grade Holstein females (6-12)-Red to Bill
Clemons, Bartow;
Grade Holstein females (12-18)-Blue to Harry

7oe Cochran of Bartow takes pride in
showing his Champion F.F.A. jersey Bull
as Vernon E. Dozier, Supervising Princi-
pal, and R. B. O. Berry, Vocational Agri-
cultnral Teacher both of Bartow, stand
by Street scene of the one-day ex-
S hibit in the heart of Tampa shows the
interest displayed by thousands of visitors
i. ~ :A row of Champions competing for
showmanship honors C. W. Reaves,
left, State Extension Dairyman and Wood- .
row Brown, State 4-H Club Director, figur-
ing up the judges scores for the ninety-six A
Top winners at the West Coast Dairy dairy animals exhibited o Inez Thorn-
Sho are sho above, top to bottom: hill (left), 16 year old 4-H Club exhibitor
Show are shown above, top to bottom: fo Dudeelcd"'ragl"otw
7oe Cochran of Bartow, to groomer and fro Dundee, elected "dream girl" of th
showman, with his chahino'n FFA 7erlsey, Show, receives a bouquet of roses from the
s-onn, with his chnbion FFA Je-ey retiring "dream girl", G;inger 7ennings of
Noble Betts Queen Ann; Ginger Stuart Manatee Dolph Allison (right),
with champion 4-H jersey, Draconis Chairman of the Show Committee, and
Signal Betty; Kenneth McRae with the Prue Shirley (left), manager West Coast
champion FFA Guernsey, Dinsmore No- Milk Producers Assn., present Ginger
Max Ewell, owned by the Benjamin Stuart and her two champion jerseys the
Franklin FFA Chapter of Tampa; Arnold trophies awarded by the West Coast As-
Higgins of Largo with his 4-H champion sociation to the King and Queen Animals
Guernsey. of the Show.


Pictured above are some of the top dairy animals entered in the third annual 4-H Club
District 5 Livestock and Poultry Show held in 7acksonville, January 11-12. At left,
Steve Simmons of the Mill Creek 4-H Club in St. 7ohns County poses with his sisters
and two of his prize winners. The girls are Beverly Simmons (left), and Merriam Sim-
mons. Steve's entries are Observer Onyx Bowlina, grand champion jersey (left) and
Blond Lad's Doll, reserve champion Jersey. Right, Patricia Ellis of Callahan proudly
displays "Dinsmore Mayroyal Vern"', three-year-old Guernsey winning top honors in
the dairy group. Admirers, left to right are 4-H members: Paul Harris of Duval County,
Lee, Larry and Susan Jones of Oceanway, and Peggy Bruce and Billy' Knapp, both of
Duval County.

4-H Club Dairy Animals Are

Feature in NE Livestock Show

SOME 200 4-H Club boys and girls from
seven Northeast Florida counties com-
peted for honors at the third annual two-
day District 5 Livestock and Poultry
Show held in Jacksonville, January it
and 12, which County Agent Albert
Lawton termed" the. "biggest and best
of the three annual events held to date".
Months of preparation paid off for
many in ribbons and portions of the
$1,200 prize money contributed by the
Jacksonville Chain Store Association, the
Agriculture Committee of the Jackson-
ville Chamber of Commerce and the
State Department of Agriculture.
The- show was directed by the Agricul-
tural Extension Service of the University
of Florida and the county and home
demonstration agents of the various
counties. District V includes the follow-
ing counties in Northeast Florida: Duval,
Nassau, Clay, St. Johns, Putnam, Brad-
ford and Baker Counties.
Approximately 40 well groomed, nicely
fitted dairy animals of good quality were
exhibited by the 4-H boys and girls.
Some of the top 4-H animals in the state
are in the Jacksonville district and com-
petition was stiff among the tops in sev-
eral classes.
The results of the Dairy Cattle Judg-
ing Contest were: Duval girls, first,
Nassau boys, second, and St. Johns boys,
third. The high individual judges were
David Page (Nassau), first, Edith
Cameron (Duval), second, Gloria Alvarez
(Duval), third, Phillip Armstrong (St.
Johns), fourth, and Spencer Graves
(Nassau), fifth.
The Showmanship Contest winners

were in the following order: (i) Warren
Alvarez (Duval), (2) Steve Simmons (St.
Johns), (4) Frances Magill (Duval), and
(5) Patricia Ellis (Nasau).
The Official judging of the cattle took
place on Saturday morning with a large
crowd of 4-H Club members, their
parents, dairymen and interested specta-
tors watching the parade of animals as
they were judged. Possibly the outstand-
ing class of the show was the Two-Year-
Old Registered Jersey Cow class, in
which there were four Blue Ribbon
animals. This class included the animal
which was later named the Grand
Champion Jersey.
Though it was difficult even for ex-
perts to single out one champion as head
and shoulders above the others, a great
deal of praise was bestowed on Patricia
Ellis of Callahan, Nassau County, for
her grand champion Guernsey in the
dairy cattle group. "Dinsmore Mayroyal
Vern," three years old, won for her
mistress a coveted invitation for consign-
ment to the famous .Quail Roost
Guernsey sale held each spring for the
past decade in Rougemont, N. C.
Steve Simmons of St. Johns won double
honors with his grand champion Jersey
and reserve champion Jersey cows, while
Edith Cameron of Duval entered the
reserve champion Guernsey.
Walter Welkener and Earl Johnson,
Duval County dairymen, judged the
Jerseys and Guernseys, respectively, and
were assisted by C. W. Reaves, State
Extension Dairyman of the University
of Florida.
Of the 29 4-H members competing in

the cattle showmanship contest, Warren
Alvarez of Duval was adjudged superior,
while Steve Simmons of St. Johns added
to his laurels by placing second.
Among those helping to make the
show a success was Duval County Home
Demonstration Agent Pearl Laffitte,
Duval County Assistant County Agent
Bill Kloeppel and County Agents and
Home Demonstration Agents of all the
participating Counties.
Following is a list of the individual
placings by breed and age classes.
Placings By Classes
Grade Guernsey Heifer Calves-Blue Ribbons: 0.
Red Ribbons: Victor Hansen (Duval), Billy Ryan
(Putnam). White Ribbons: Tommy Motes (Put-
nam), Russell Lloyd (Duval).
Junior Yearling Heifers-Blue Ribbons: 0. Red
Ribbons: Tommy Underwood (Putnam). White
Ribbons: 0.
Registered Guernsey Heifer Calves-Blue Ribbons:
Edith Cameron (Duval), Betty June Borvie (Duval).
Red Ribbons: Al Borvie (Duval). White Ribbons:
Junior Yearling Heifers-Blue Ribbons: Laura
Cameron (Duval). Red Ribbons: Donald Hansen
(Duval). White Ribbons: 0.
Cows, Two years and over-Blue Ribbons: Patricia
Ellis (Nassau). Red Ribbons: Patricia Ellis (Na-
ssau). White Ribbons: 0.
Grade Jersey Heifer Calves-Blue Ribbons: Miriam
Simmons (St. Johns), Beverly Simmons (St. Johns),
Bob Bowie (Duval). Red Ribbons: John Arpen
(Duval), Hugh Stanley (Duval), Dickey Gradick
(St. Johns). White Ribbons: 0.
Junior Yearling Heifers-Blue Ribbons: 0. Red
Ribbons: Jessica Ritter (St. Johns). White Ribbons:
Richard Harper (St. Johns).
Senior Yearling Heifers-Blue Ribbons: Charles
(Nassau), Wesley Smith (St. Johns). Red Ribbons:
Chasen (Duval). Red Ribbons: 0. White Ribbons: 0.
Registered Jersey Heifer Calves-Blue Ribbons:
Steve Simmons (St. Johns), Billy Brown (St. Johns).
Red Ribbons: Andy Ritter (St. Johns), Jessica Ritter
(St. Johns), Chloe Zimmerly (St. Johns). White
Ribbons: 0.
Junior Yearling IHeifers-Blue Ribbons: Gloria
Alvarez (Duval). Red Ribbons: Billy Sessions (Du-
val), Charles Magill (Duval). White Ribbons: 0.
Senior Yearling Heifers-Blue Ribbons: 0. Red
Ribbons: Wanda Nolan (Duval), Charles Magill
(Duval), Frances Magill, (Duval). White Ribbons:
Two-year-old Cows--Blue Ribbons: Steve Simmons
(St. Johns), Wendell Nolan (Duval), David Page
(Nassau), Wesley Smith (St. Johns). Red Ribbons:
Sharon Ellis (Nassau). White Ribbons: 0.
Cows 3 years and over-Blue Ribbons: Warren Al-
varez (Duval). Red Ribbons: Billy Sessions (Du-
val). White Ribbons: 0.

U. of F. Dairy Scientist
Honored by Cuban Society
sity of Florida dairy science department
has been honored by the Cuban govern-
ment for services rendered in the interest
of improving dairying in the neighboring
republic. '
He was presented the diploma and
medal of the National Council of the
Order of Agriculturl. and Industrial
Merit established by the government in
1944 to honor people wh6''had rendered
significant service in the national econo-
my. Dr. Marshall is the fifth United
States citizen to receive the award.
During the past four years Dr. Marshall
has judged dairy cattle classes at five
Cuban National Expositions in Havana,
Bayamo and Sancti-Spiritus.
The award was announced by Edward
Saurez Rivas, secretary of the Cuban
Department of Agriculture, and present-
ed in Gainesville by Rafael Garcia-Rubio
Escriban, president of the Cuban Brown
Swiss Breeders' Association.




Extension Service
Dairy Farm Research Unit

Dairy Products Laboratory
Agricultural Experiment Station

The Importance of Milk Marketing is Discussed by H

Head Dairy Dcparltm'nt, Univ'ersit of Georgia
\MIILK M1ARKETING is most important to
every person engaged in the dairy busi-
ness, but at the same time, in discussing
this topic here I leel very much like the
proverbial person who is willing to dash
in where angels fear to tread. The reason
for this is the fact that here in the South,
a n y discussion o f
milk marketing
problems involves
controversial issues
and some people
make these issues a
very real and impor-
tant part of their
Here in the South
HENDERSON we have certain milk
marketing problems
which we think are of paramount impor-
tance, and yet our worries do not seem to
greatly impress visitors from other parts
of the country who may have occasion to
hear our tale of woe. They merely gripe
about the high price of milk, and go on
about their business. I am convinced that
the reason for this is the fact that regard-
less of what state, or even what country,
we visit we will find that the dairy indus-
try there has its marketing problems along
with other industry problems.
The dairy farmer many times feels that
he is the only one in the dairy business
who has any problems, and that he is at
the mercy of the milk dealer. On the
other hand, there are times in the life of
every milk plant operator when he feels
that he is the only one who has a problem
of any importance. In comparing his
problems with those of the dairy farmer
he may say, "Why, just look at the dairy
farmer, all he does is put feed in one
end of the cow and milk comes out the
We tell our children that this is a land
of opportunity, a land that has made more
progress than any other nation in the
world because it has been built on a sys-
tem of free enterprise which gives every
person an opportunity to demonstrate his
initiative in whatever business he may
engage. You and I know that we do not
have and have not had for several years
a free enterprise system in the strict sense
of the word in the dairy business. Rather
* Address at 1951 Florida Dairy Field Day at the
University of Florida.

Nwe are operating under a sy
rigid control. Discounting
which pertain directly to the
gram of this country-equi
plies, etc.-the dairy industry
rigidly regulated with munic
state, and federal regulations
or another. Please understand
not want to appear critical
trols. They certainlyy have m
industry the best in the world
from the standpoint of quI
duct. I want to bring it tc
tion because it has a very cl
ship to many of our market
For the benefit of those
relaxing because their mark
ted" I would like to cite an
pressed by one of the nat
dairy economists in reply to
"Can milk ordinances which
barriers in markets in the So
be broken down?" Based o
of seven high court decision
one U. S. Supreme Court deci
this reply:
"i. A city has authority t
quirements dealing with p1
and cleanliness."
"2. A city has no authority
(a) the area from which th
ceived; (b) where the milk is
pasteurized as long a4 it
quality requirements; and (c
tion of milk from coming into
through excessive inspection
I referred earlier to the fri
system and how it encouraged
ment of initiative on the part
gaged in business. Even the
clustry is rather rigidly contr
do not get the idea that I am
there is no room for dcevelopn
tive. On the contrary, few inc
opportunities, especially to yc
that compare with those ofl
dairy industry. Take for e
field of merchandising. It is I
began to think seriously a
more milk to our own custo
than increasing our sales thrc
old medium of taking cus
some other dairy. For much
have let milk sell itself on the
was "nature's most nearly pi
Even though this reputation
justly earned, it is not going t'
the future. The butter indu

Sample, found that regardless of all the
fine things that were said about butter,
:I and regardless of all the bad things that
.|| were said about its competitor, margerine,
I3:. the annual consumption of butter has
gradually declined from about 18 pounds
:__i_ _ per person in the repression period of the
S'o's to barely more than o10 pounds at the
Present time. It was interesting to note
.;*: that at the luncheon and bW:,nquct we were
enderson served oleomargerine, but I did not hear
one word of protest.
,stem of very What I am trying to say to you is that
the controls we must first of all produce high quality
defense pro- dairy products, but at the same time we
pment, sup- must adopt modern (lay merchandising
y still is very methods if we are to ever maintain our
cipal, county, sales, to say nothing of increasing them.
s of one sort I wish I had time to review for you Elmer
nd that I do Wheeler's philosophy of selling dairy pro-
of such con- ducts. Basically it is that "we must sell
ade our dairy the sizzle." When it was possible to get a
Id, especially good steak, we did not eat steak for all
dlity of pro- the calories, proteins, vitamins, and min-
Syour atten- erals which make steak a good food. We
lose relation- ate steak for its precious goodness-for itA
ng problems. "sizzle". Today we must not overlook the
who may be factors which make milk nature's most
et is "protec- nearly perfect food, but we must also sell
opinion ex- its "sizzle".
ions leading
the question, U. of F. Dairy Student
act as trade
uth and East Receives Virginia Dare Award
n an analysis EACH YEAR the Virginia Dare Extract Com-
is, including
isin, he gave pany makes available an award to the out-
standing student enrolled in Ice Cream
Manufacture at many of the universities
uritv, flavor, throughout the na-
Sri tion. Mr. Richard
"Dick" Wood, of
to regulate: Sarasota, F I o r i d a,

bottled and Dairy Manufactures
conforms to at the University of
the restric- Florida, was selected
the markets
fees." to receive the 1951
Award. The presen-
ee enterprise station was made at
the develop- WOOD the D a i r y Products
of those en- Laboratory by Dr. E. L. Fouts, Head of the
ough our in-
olled, please Dairy Department.
fer, ptate Dick is a senior in Dairy Manufacturing
infering that
nent of inita and will graduate in June. Along with
stories of fer his heavy schedule of course work, Dick
young people, manages to find enough spare time to
fered by the operate the control laboratory, just recent-
example the ly having been transferred from plant
high time we operations. He is married to the former
bout selling Miss Irene McLeod of Sarasota. The
imers, rather Woods have one child, Melvin Douglas.
tough the age For many years now Dick's father, Mr.
tomers from Clarence Wood, has been associated with
too long we tihe Land O'Sun Creamery at Sarasota.
basis that it Dick's achievements in the past are a
perfect foo-d". good indication that he will have a bright
in has been future in the Dairy Industry upon com-
o sell milk in pletion of his Dairy training at the Uni-
istry, for ex- versity of Florida.



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Harry Wood is Florida
Farm Man of Year
HARKY WOOD, of Tallahassee, state super-
intendent of agricultural education, has
been named Man of
the Year in Service
to Florida agricul-
ture bly The Pro-
gressive Fart ,ner niag-
"If we were called
upon to give Harry
Wood a title," says
the article, "it would
be 'scientist without
portfolio.' He proves WOO
by action that the 'dliricult can bIe done
now, while the impossible takes a little
time.' If books anti patterns of procetl-
ure 1do not give him the information he
needs to carry out his plans, he employs
the scientist's viewpoint: Let's try it and
see. He is intensely practical."
Wood graduated with a bachelor of
science degree in agriculture from the
University of Florida in 1917. He joined
the Navy, serving 16 months as an ensign.
After his discharge lie farnled for several
years near his old home in Evinston, in
Alachua County.
Varied Career
Successively he became a teacher of
vocational agriculture, critic teacher for
trainees in teacher-training, assistant state
supervisor of agricultural education, and
itinerant teacher-trainer in agricultural
education at the, university. From 1942
to 1945 he served as a commander in
the Navy.
In December, 1945, he became acting
supervisor of agricultural education and
FFA adviser. Promotion to his present
position followed.
He was the first teacher in the state, to
be named "master teacher." He was the
first supervisor of agricultural education
in the nation to be honored by the
American Forestry Association for his
accomplishments with forest, soil, and
water management in 40 school forests.
Proud of EFA Work
Wood is particularly proud of his
Florida chapters of Future Farmers of
America. In 1946 when he became
supervisor, enrollment was 4269; today,
7512. There are 143 white, and 42
Negro schools with agricultural depart-
Floridans who have received The Pro-

gre.ssive l'anr"er's Man of the Year award
in previous years are Nathan Mayo.
Wilmon Newell, A. 1'. Spencer, H. G.
Clav'ton. I. 0. artin, J. D. Warner, L.
H. Kramer. Arthur Forest Camp, P. E.
Williams, Walter Anderson, Edwin Hall
Finlayson, Paul B. Dickman, and L.oring

Vero Beach Dairy Recognized
For Efficient Production
TiHE VERO BEAC(:II DAIRY was named in
The December issue of the FLORIDA
DAIRY NEws as the County Winner in
the Efficient Dairy Production Contest
among DHIA members. This herd
deserves special note in that it was just
below thle two East Coast District win-
ners, who were also state winners in the
contest. The large herd of 179 cows had
a yearly per cow average of 813.I pounds
milk and 334 pounds butterflat 1roduc-
tion, ranking it top in the Pioneer DHI.\
in milk production andl sixth in butter-
fat production per cow. Its milk produc-
tion was near the top among the DHIA
herds in the entire East Coast District.
Efficient management was practicetl in
the herd operations as evidenced bIy a
feed cost per oo0 pounds of milk among
the best in the state. The Vero BealIh
Dairy is composed of high grade cattle.
mainly of the Guernsey breed. It is
well fed antd cared for. It is managed
by Mr. John Tripson, who is the son-in-
law of the well-known Waltlo Sexton,
owner of the Dairy. Mr. Tripson studied
in another state agricultural college and
hlas demonstrated his ability to use his
training effectively in the Sunshine State.
Mr. Tripson states that thle fine condi-
tion and record of their herd is due
largely to the ability and efforts of his
herdsman W. C. (Charlie) Miller. Miller
has been with the Dairy for the past five
years. During that time he has attended
two mastitis control classes of the Florida
Livestock Sanitary Board and one session
of the Graham Breeding School in
Mr. Miller is very proud of the record
of his herd from the standpoint of dis-
ease as well as milk production. The
last inspection report of the State Live-
stock Sanitary Board showed the herd to
be completely free from mastitis which
is a record many dairies would like to

A TRAFFIC officer stopped an out-of-state
motorist and said, "I'm going to give you
a ticket for driving without a tail light."
The motorist got out to investigate, and
set up a wail of dismay. "Come now,"
said the officer, "it's not as serious as all
that." The motorist explained, "It's not
the tail light I'm worried about. What's
become of my trailer?"


State 4-H Show Set
For February 25
In Orlando, Florida
THE HIGHLIGHT of the years 4-H dairy work
in Florida will take place on Monday, Feb-
ruary 25, when the State 4-H Dairy Show
is held in Orlando. This event, held in
connection with the Central Florida Expo-
sition, has become one of the State's fea-
ture Dairy attractions not only for the
more than 1,ooo 4-H Dairy Club members
but for many of the senior dairymen of the
Those 4-H Club boys and girls who have
the best dairy animals or who have already
won honors in the various County and
Area Dairy Shows which precede the State
Show, will compete for top statewide
honors. The event includes not only the
4-H dairy cattle show, with "Best County
groups", but also a dairy cattle judging
contest, showmanship contest, and fitting
contest. The Central Florida Exposition
and the State Department of Agriculture
provide a liberal premium list for this
event and the 14-H Club boys and girls
look at this show as the top contest in
which to show their efficiency in dairy
work and to exhibit their top animals in
competition with the best from all parts of
the state.
Entries of cattle and judging teams are
expected from all parts of the state, in-
cluding Dade, Palm Beach, Duval and
Nassau counties on the extreme ends of
the East Coast, Pinellas on the West
Coast, and Jackson and Gadsden Counties
in the Northwest section of the state with
many counties in between.
The State 4-H Dairy Show is made up
of the best from the various district shows
held in the state. Six district shows were
held in the state in 1951, namely the West
Florida Show at Chipley, the North Flor-
ida Area Show at Quincy, the Northeast
Florida Show at Jacksonville, the Central
Florida Show at Orlando, the Ocala Area
Show, and the west Coast Show at Tampa.
Many of the counties have county shows
and contests prior to the district shows to
give all the 4-H club members an oppor-
tunity to exhibit and participate in these
events which build the interest of farm
youth, in better methods of raising dairy
cattle and in the development of a better
agriculture. That such a program is giving
results in Florida was demonstrated last
fall when the Florida State 4-H Dairy
Judging Team entered the National .1-H
Dairy Cattle Judging Contest at Waterloo,
Iowa, and won over all teams.
Dairymen, breeders and all persons in
terested in the future dairy development
of Florida and in rural youth are invited
to attend the State 4-H Dairy Show and
observe the work of those boys and girls.

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FOR FEBRUARY, 1952 0 11

Knapp Congratulated on Completion

Of 30 Years As Florida State Veterinarian

ON JANUARY 15th, the busy routines of
activities and responsibilities in the
Tallahassee office of the State Veterin-
arian and Secretary of the State Live
Stock Sanitary Board, Dr. J. V. Knapp,
was suddenly interrupted to the consider-
able surprise of Dr. Knapp, by a gather-
ing of his staff members and friends who
asked him if he had
not overlooked the
observance o f a
rather important all-
Realizing that Jan-
uary 15 was not his
wedding anniversary
nor Mrs. Knapp's
birthday, Dr. Knapp
was stumped. He
was too concerned DR. KNAPP
with the health problems of Florida's
multi-million dollar livestock industry to
remember that January 15th was the
3oth anniversary of his becoming Florida
State Veterinarian.
Somehow, the word had gotten around
and before thie (lay was over, Dr. Knapp
had received numerous messages of con-
gratulations and best wishes from friends
and associates throughout the State.
When the grapevine news system
brought this message to the I)AiRY NEWS,
it seemed to us that our readers, many
of whom have seen and participated in
the unfolding and building of Florida's
important Live Stock and l)airy Indus-
tries during the last three decades along
with Dr. Knapp, wotld like to know
more of Dr. Knapp personally as well as
his 30 years of work as State Veterinarian.
Dr. Knapp was born in Wilmington,
Illinois, September a8, 188o. His parents
moved to Loveland, Colorado, January
18co where he, finished both Grade and
High School. He graduated from Colo-
radio A. andl 1\. College, 1911, with the
Degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Following his graduation, Dr. Knapp
engaged in general practice of veterinary
medicine in Newnan, Georgia, from
June, 191i to March, 1913.
In April, 1913, he entered Federal
Service in tile Bureau of Animal Indus-
try and was detailed to Meat Inspection
in Chicago, Illinois. He was transferred
to Cattle Fever Tick Eradication March,
1914, and was stationed at Ringgold,
Georgia. He was transferred to Foot
and Mouth Disease Eradication, Lan-
caster, Pennsylvania, November. 19q4,
and returned to Tick Eradication in
Georgia, March, 1915. From there he
was transferred to Miami, Florida, and
conducted the work of Tick Eradication
in Dade, Broward and a portion of Palm

Beach County south and west of lh-
Hillsboro Canal. In April, i)i(i he was
transferred to Pensacola, Florida to direct
preliminary Tick Eradication work, vat
construction and demonstration clipping
in the several West Florida Counties.
In 1917 he was transferred to De-
Funiak Springs and to Jacksonville in
1918 as assistant to Dr. E. N. Nighbert,
Veterinarian in Charge of Tick Eradica-
tion in Florida, remaining there until
the Federal Government withdrew its co-
operation from Florida in 1921.
Dr. Knapp started with the State of
Florida as State Veterinarian January 15,
1922, by appointment by Governor Cary
A. Hardee.
A high professional honor was paid
Dr. Knapp in 1948 when he was elected
President of the United States Livestock
Sanitary Association. At the present
time lie is a member of the Advisory
Committee to the Chief of the U. S.
Bureau of Animal Industry.
Dr. Knapp was married to Miss Harriett
S. Watson of Birmingham, Ala., Decem-
her 20, 1911. They have two daughters,
Mrs. C. A. Lewis, of Tallahassee, and
Mrs. Joe Fitzsimmons of Pemlberton,
New Jersey.
With the assistance of Attorney A. D.
McNeil, now Circuit Judge in Jackson-
ville, Dr. Knapp planned and drew a
bill which with minor changes passed
the Legislature of 1923 providing for
the present State Livestock Sanitary
Board. This bill provided for state-
wide Tick Eradication, dividing the State
of Florida into zones, the work to start
in a certain zone and proceed to the
next, etc., until the work in the State
was completed.
This State-wide law was a dlelparture
from any previous law of any state, in
that it made the cow responsible for her
own dipping and an undipped animal
subject to seizure and dipping by the
State, rather than prosecuting the owner
if he failed or refused to clip his cattle.
This provision of the law made it pos-
sible to accomplish Tick Eradication in
Florida under the prevailing open range
condition and in record time.
With the cooperation of the U. S.
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quar-
antine Field Station in Orlando, it was
scientifically proven that deer could and
did propagate cattle fever ticks and in
areas where the deer population was
high, it was impossible to eradicate ticks
by dipping the cattle only, and special
laws were passed by the Legislature
authorizing the removal by slaughter of
deer in portions of Orange, Osceola,
Glades, Highlands, Collier and Hendry

The pro gram of the Florida Live Stock
Sanitary Boardl under Dr. Knapp's direc-
tion is recognized as being on a par with
that of any State in the Union. The
diseases of Florida's huge beef cattle.
dairy, poultry and swine industries are
considered to be well controlled untler
the well-plannedl programs of the Live
Stock Sanitary Board.
The high esteem in which Dr. Knapp
is held by those engaged in these indtus-
tries, including the veterinary profession,
and the excellent cooperative spirit
which exists between these and the State
Veterinarian is in itself a high tribute to
one who has administered a regulative
program among them for thirty years.
Dr. Knapp, who, in spite of his years,
performs like a young man, is at this
time seriously engaged in controlling
the latest attack on the Florida beef
and dairy industries. "Anthrax".
Hats off! A salute is in order for Dr.
J. V. Knapp!

Kiwanians See Pastures
ST. PIETERSBURG Kiwanians have a better
understanding of the progress being made
in pasture improvement by P i n e 1 1 a s
County farmers as a result of a recent
tour arranged by Asst. County Agent I.
E. Cunninghani. On the tour the (lulb
members saw excellent legume and grass
pastures, fine dairy and beef cattle, and
such work as knowing anti clearing of

Artificial Breeding
RECORDS SIIOW that 1..97 clairy tows were
bred artificially to proven bulls during
the second year of operations of the Panll
Beach Breetling Association, reports John
H. Caurisey, assistant county agent. This
I ; an intriease of about |oo head over the
first year anld shows the dairymen's grow-
inig interest il artificial breedling in the
county, the agent adds.

Cover Picture
Mrs. America Escuder, popular
Director-NVutritionist of the Dairy
Council of Hillsborough and Pinel-
las Counties. Mrs. Escuder is seen
in the midst of her favorite and
constant companions and helpers
..."the numerous nutritional and
health information charts, bulletins
and leaflets which she furnishes to
school teachers, parents, padres, women's
groups, and thou sands of children".





Five Plants to Serve You


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Above is a group of our Holstein cows recently shipped from Illinois
We Are Now In Position To Fill Your Dairy Cattle
Requirements Throughout The Season
Dealers in Springer Cows and Heifers, Holsteins, Guernseys, Jerseys and Ayrshires-Grade or Registered
Before Buying Your Dairy Cattle-Phone, Write or See

RFD 2-Telephone 42-F5

Ross Reynolds
C Lyndel Reynolds

Telephone 6-1248




20 Ways to Kill
Your Association
1. Seldom, if ever, go to a meeting.
2. f If yIttend, find fault with the
work of the officers.
3. Ncver accept an office. It is easier to
criticize than do things.
4 If asked by a
chairman to giv e
your opinion regird-
ing sonme matter, tell
him you have noth-
ing to sauy Ibut say
plenty af t e r the
Viewu of Miami Beach and the Casablanca Hotel, site of F.D.I.A. 1952 annual convention meeting.
5. Do nothing
State Convention Changed to June 11-1 more than is abso-
lutely necessary but DAT SON
when other members
WHAT COULD BE more inviting tha'n a Summer season low rates, surprisingly willingly and unselfishly use their ability
few days' vacation, rest and inspiration low, will apply. to help matters along, howl that the asso-
while attending the Florida Dairy In- A beautiful golf course, fishing, boat- citation is run by a clicque..
dustry Association's 9J52 Annual Con- ing and many entertainment attractions 6. Squawk about your officers but never
vention at the beautiful new Casablanca are available nearby, allow yourself to be nominated for one.
Hotel on the oceanfront at Florida's Make reservations either direct to the 7. When a banquet is given tell every-
glamorous Miami Beach? Casablanca Hotel or to the Dairy Indus- body that money is being wasted on blow-
The Casablanca...only one year old try Association. The usual singles, outs which make a big noise and accom-
...is ultra-modernistic in design and ap- doubles, parlors and suites are available, plish nothing.
pointments throughout. It has loo% Previously announced as May ai, 23, 8. When no banquets are given say the
air-conditioning, a spacious and beautiful the dates for the Convention have been association is dead and needs a can tied
lobby and oceanfront view, swimming changed to June is thru the 13, to meet to it.
pool and terraces that are a veritable requests that the convention fall between 9. Don't tell the association how it can
dreamland, school closings dates, help you but if it doesn't help you resign.
io. If you receive service without join-
Milk Sales Training Courses Are Offered by Milk Foundation ing, don't think of joining.
ri. If the association doesn't correct
THE MILK Industry Foundation, Wash- ember 8, October 6, November so, Dec- abuses in your neighbor's business, howl
ington, D. C. has announced plans for ember 8. that nothing is done.
a special 1952 Sales Training Institute Enrollment form and all information 12. If it calls attention to abuses of
to consist of nine classes of eleven days can be secured from The Milk Industry your own resign from the association.
each spread throughout the year. Foundation, 1625 Eye St., N. W. Wash- 13. Keep an eye open for something
The Institute will be conducted under ington, D. C. wrong and when you find it, yell.
the direction of Mr. Tom Douglas, the i4. At every opportunity threaten to
Foundation's new Educational Director, quit and get your friends to quit.
and will be held at the M.I.F. headquar- s5. When you attend a meeting vote
ters, 1625 Eye St., N. W. Washington, Spring Jersey Sale to do something and then go home and
Jee S e do the opposite.
D .Marianna April 5 6. Agree. to do everything said in the
The training program is designed for Mariann Api 5
all executive and supervisory personnel THE ANNUAL spring promotional sale meeting and disagree with it outside.
concerned with sales and sales training, of the Florida jersey Cattle Club 17. When asked for information, don't
Only members of M.I.F. are eligible, will be held in Marianna April 5, give it.
Each course covers a period of two 1952. Announced in Marianna by s8. Cuss the association for incomplete-
County Agent W. W. Glenn, the ness of its information.
weeks from Monday morning of the first plans will afford an opportunity for s.q. Get all the association gives hut
week to the graduation banquet Friday dairymen in zoestern Florida to im- don't give it anything but H....

night of the second week. Each class is prove their herds through the pur- 20. Kick about the cost of member-
limited to twenty. chase of individuals from the state's ship though you spend an entire year's
Opening dates of remaining 1952 classes leading registered herds, dues on the world's series or a party.
are March to, April 7, May 12, Sept- Tiio DATSON, Pres. F.D.I.A.


Simple Cleaning
and Sanitizing
Nu-Kleen removes and prevents
milestone and keeps milking ma-
chines and utensils sparkling clean.
Kleer-Mar rapidly emulsifies fats
and grease. Rinses free easily.
For alternate use with Nu-Kleen.
Klensade X-4 Sodium Hypochlorite
Solution for all sanitizing. Power-
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Complete program used daily by
thousands of dairy farmers in
U. S. and Canada.
Ask Your Dealer or Write Direct

Florida Dairy Industry
JUNE 11-13
Casablanca Hotel

Every Florida Dairy
Should Be An Active Member

RY lr~,


An Organization of those engaged in the
I:lorida DIairy Industry, for service to the
nieinbershiip and advancement of the welfare
of thie Dairy Industry.

Seen above is the Florida Dairy Industry
Association levolvitg topl/ )',y which will
be awarded tihe "'Preiere Exhibitor" in the
State Fair DaiEey Cattle Show.

State Fair Dairy Cattle Show
Expected to Break All Records
ADVANCE ENTRIVS fr the F!orid-tl State FAair
Dairy Cattle S ow list ten of the State's
leading Jersey breeders anl nin, outstand-
ing Guernsey bIreedters.
Over 120 C;n'rn'nseN an1im ls and 70 Jer-
seys had been entered in the competition
for aplroximttely S,:.ooo.oo in cash prizes
andi many covetedd trophies. Among these
is a new trophy offered this year for the
first time by the Florida I)airy Industry
Association. The revolving trophy will go
to the "Plremier Exhibitor" in the Dairy
Cattle Show. Contestants for this beauti-
ful trophy, shown above, are required to
compete in not less than 5 different classi-
4-H Club and F.F.A. groups have made
widespread preparations for participation.
Each group will have a special day during
the fair The Fair extends from Feb. 5 to
I6 with the Dairy Show running from the
5th to the 9th.
Judge of the Dairy Show will he Dean
H. H. Kildee, Iowa State College.

Sarasota Senior Is
Given Borden Award
IVALTER SCHMID, JR., Sarasota senior in the
University of Florida College of Agricul-
ture, has been given the Borden award
for 1951. [The $3o0 award by the Borden
Company is given to the senior agricul-
ture student with the highest grade point
average for his first three years who has
taken at least two courses in dairying. The
awardl was presented at ceremonies pre
sided over by Dr. E. L. Fonts, head of the
dairy husbandry and manufactures dept.







WHEN II's possible to get re-
turns of 7 or 8 to one from
dollars you invest in farm im-
provements, you're sure to be
interested in the details. Com-
parative studies show that fer-
tilizing pastures can mean such
a return for the dairyman-be-
cause one ton of fertilizer,
when properly utilized, pro-
duces enouglI grass to give
8ooo pounds of milk, or 0ooo
pounds of beef. DEPEND ON
(;UIF for special formula pas-
ture fertilizers keyed to Florida


Ask your local GULF Field Rep-
resentative to call and talk over
a better-pastures program. Or
write direct for information.

Tampa and Port Everglades, Fla.

BRUARY, 1952 15

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The savings to both milk producer and processor are obvious.

Milking the greatest number of cows with the least amount of
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waste of rejected milk-these and many other advantages are
being enjoyed right now by dairymen using the De Laval
Combine Milker with refrigerated farm tank.
This De Laval Combine Milking system is truly straight-line
milk production with every bit of non-profitable walking, carry-
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milk plant receiving room ... the end of can handling, repairs
and washing and other economies are facts for milk plant
operators to study and consider. Write for Bulletin SA 769.

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Milk Sanitarians Short Course
Outlined by Wilkowske

Science Department, University of Flori-
da, and Secretary of the Florida Milk
Sanitarians Association reports that the
annual Milk Sanitarians Conference and
Short Course for 1952 will b)e held at the
Dairy Products Laboratory, Gainesville,
April 2-4. This year's program theme
is directed toward greater COOPERA-
TION of all related activities, Dr.
Wilkowske said.
Speakers or other assistance for the
program has been obtained from such
cooperating groups and organizations as
the University of Florida Department
of Dairy Science, Florida State Board
of Health, Florida State Live Stock
Sanitary Board and Florida Dairy Indus-
try Association. Commercial representa-
tives include speakers from the De Laval
Separator Company, The Diversey Cor-
poration, and Corning Glass Works.
The program will include timely topics
not only of interest to milk sanitarians
but also dairy plant operators, techni-
cians, laboratorians, public health people,
equipment and supply organizations,
producers and distributors. General
topics such as the following will be
discussed: Bulk milk dispensers, home
pasteurizers, milking machine operations,
dairy cattle diseases and control, law
enforcement, bottle washers, dairy clean-
up, glass pipe lines, new cleaning aids,
lactoumeters, laboratory analyses of ice
cream, milk-borne diseases, salesmanship,
milk sanitation and public health, and
civilian defense.
Dr. Wilkowske stated that everyone is
invited and urged to attend this timely
anld informative conference.

Spring Valley Dairies is
Now Under Bassett Control
BASSETT DAIRIES, Inc. of Tallahassee has
bought a controlling interest in Spring
Valley Dairies of Crestview. Local inter-
ests still retain stock in the corporation
which will continue to operate as a separ-
ate company and serve as a distributor for
Bassett's. Bassett Dairies, Inc. also an-
nounce the acquisition of the Thos. H.
Beasley Dairy, DeFuniak Springs, and the
Gulf Coast Daries, Panama City.
After a recent visit to all dairy pro-
ducers in Okaloosa County, Curry J. Bas-
sett, general manager and secretary-trea-
surer of Bassett Dairies, Inc., Tallahassee,
said, "Okaloosa County has some of the
best dairy farms we have seen and I firm-
ly believe that there is a bright future for
milk producers in this section."

THE FLORIDA State Convention dates have
been changed to June nlth thru the i3th.

Seen at Soulthern Asociation of Ice Creant Alfgr's. co ven lion at St. Petersburg at top front left to right: A. I. Fin nebauglI,
Lirquid Carbonic Cotrp'n., Airs. IVayne 7ordan, Fdr J'olkwein, Foretos-t Dair ies, P restont Bufotrd, F. 0. Becheret and TVayne
7orrdan of Liqnrid Carboni c Cotrp'n. Liquid Carbonic Corp',. group, left to righl, seated, Byr on Goliding, Hank Tull, Al. L.
Finnlebnrghl and C. B. Pal/tier, sltlading, F. O. Becheretr, Preston Buford and 0. L. Bobo o Karol Sclhutidt, Fot renost Dairies,
Houtston, 7ac(k Ha rtman, 7oe Lowe Cors',n., Claroetice Sat ineken, A nbirostiai C/oc. Co. aind Bill Ricketts, Foremtiost Dairies, Hotiston
* Foremost 1)airies gr toup, Paul E. Rein/told, President, Harry Marshall, Vice Pres., (anid 7ack Hattnrtan,7oe I owe Cotrp'n. Andy
Lay, Secretary (nd11( 1 theo Dastson, Ptres. Florida Daity Iitdustr)y Associatioit Bob Vorlh, Int. Ass'n. of Ice Creart AI/girs., 7ack
looutig. Keh o Corp'n ., ,A. C. Dickson aunt R. O. Davisoit, Kelco Lester Olsen, Pies. Olseit Publishing Co., Airs. Alto Olbot.
Soit. Dairy Ptron/tin Is 7out iarl, Harold Poosey, kItlc~o Co. ntld Pete Colemtta n, Kelco Group oit G(ltf er nise. l)atve A datits, Geo.
Heinriht, MArs. Hell ir/t, Adtid Lay, Art. antd lAirs. Fnd Salvalotre, Viles FoPoter aitnl Pres. Th/eo Datsoit MAr. aind nlArs. Gil) Crews,
Southern Doiries.

St. Petersburg Again Pleases Conventioneers

FLORIDA HAS become the favorite Conven-
tion State for the Southern Association of
Ice Cream Manufacturers with headquar-
ters in Nashville, 1Tennessee, and whose
membership covers the 13 Southern States.
The Ainnual Meeting and Convention
of this group numbering from 6oo to 80o
has met three times in St. Peterslburg and
once in Palm Beach out of the last six
The 1951 Convention held recently

at the Vinoy Park Hotel, St. Peters-
lburg, was one of the most successful con-
ventions which the organization has held,
iccorling to 1)av e \dams, Secretary.
J. 0. Bowcn, former Florida Southern
Dairies Manager anl I'ast president of the
Floridat 1): iry Prodtucts Association, was
the retiring P'resident of the Association
who presided ov cr and helped plan the
convention program.
George Heine, Southern Dairies Mana-

Ser, Tampsa, was Chairman of the general
arrangements a ncd entertainment commit-
J::rk Tieriey, Vice President of Fore-
most I),tiries, Inc., was elected Florida
1)irector of the Assoiadt;on to succeed Mr.
Bowcn on the Board.
Elected President of the Association to
succeed Mr. Bowen was TI'>ontas B. May-
field of Athens, Tennessee. E. I). Mitch-
(Contititierl ott page 22)



Seeni at the Soulthetr Ie Cireatit Cotiventlioti: Top tow: Air. (tdtn Airs. 7. O. Botoeti, Sott/hetrit Dairies, Iitc., lWashingtoit, D. C.: Air. anid
Alts. Dove Adnatis, Sotlthetit Astsociatioti Secntetary, .Vanslhville, Tenit estee; Air. antd Airs. 7. C. Head, N ationtal Pectini Ptroditcts Coin-
a)(,iy, laystide, Virgittia: Art. Heard is also Chtairutati of Dixie Flyers Executive Committee; Air. atid Airs. T/homttas B. anty field, Aaily-
field's Creattery, A thenlt, Tettiessee; Air. Aa field is the new Ptresident of SAICAM: Bttd Fear, DeRoef Corporalion, Kansas City,
Alissoit i: Air. nitid Au .s. Fred Sotrtow, Sotltherti, Soitthter n Dabiy Ptrodu cIs Jour ianl, A tlattta, Georgia; nalory I)iiggaun, Alathiieson
Chemical Cortpouathion A ltlanitna. Bottom t ow: Air. antid AMts. Dove Adniamts; George Gornd/uet, Robert A. 7oh ustot Cottipnttiy, Bit-
tttittg/tnghat, Alnttabtia a: IHa uk Titl, Liiq tid Ctrbonic Corpor atiot, A tiati to. Georgint; Air. and Ars. HWayute 7ordain, Fletch/er D. Rich/rdaris,
Itc., Chticago: Post Cottvett tioti gulf cruitise: George Heti itrich, AManaging D)irector of ICMiI; Datve A dants: ;As. HeI- etterich; Mrs.
Adatits; E. T. Lay. Th/e Adinits antd Hentterichs were guests of Theo Datsoti, Piesirient, atid Andy Lay, Secretary, of the Flortida
Daity Idtilstity Associntioto; Captntin A dattis enjoys the cruise.

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Milk Filtration

Vice-Pres., 11'. M. Sprinkmnau (o.
(Continuing frnom the Dairy News, January issue, a
discussion on "filter uiedia" and "types of filter.")

Proper Filter Media Necessary
IN CONCLUDING the first part of this tlis-
cussion on Milk Filtration in the January
DAIRY NEiws, it was pointed out that in
order to accomplish proper filtration,
two things are of paramount importance.
One is the filter media used; and, the
other is the filter or support for the filter
media used. To illustrate the importance
of filter media-note exhibit "A" and ex-
hibit "B." Exhibit "A" shows a piece of
conventional flannel cloth as used in the
conventional pipe line filter. Note in the
25 power photomnichograph labeled "A"
-what actually is flannel cloth-is a
strainer rather than a filter. That is, the
product does not go through the threads,
but merely between the openings between
the threads. Except for the nap of the
threads, a metal mnesh screen strainer
could perform the same function.
Note exhibit "B" showing a 25 power
plhotomnicrogralph of No. 79)56 Bonded
Fibre Cotton Filter Media. You will ob-
serve that the cotton filter media actually
has depth consisting of fibre bonded non-
woven material with multi-layer fibre ar-
rangenment andl, the product must seep
through and between the individual cot-
ton fibres--accon)lishling more positive
filtration by adsorption in addtlition to ab-

sorption-thus making it possible to re-
move the very fine particles impossible to
remove with a flannel woven material.
To further illustrate, note exhibit "C"


- -i-;


on top of tile media, causing it to fill up
and break down under pressure as the
stream of milk tries to wash these sharp
particles of grit through the filter media
which would consequently, break down
and defeat its own purpose.
The upward flow allows such particles
to settle out and never reach the media.
IThe only particles to come in contact
S with the filter media would be those in
suspension in the milk itself.
A multiple plate or disk unit should
-. also be used so that sufficient area is
available to handle proper filtration, antd
so that re-contamination will be reduced
to a minimunl by having the product flow
in parallel over a number of individual
"C" pieces of filter media.
This type of filtration also provides a
sedimer\t test of tihe entire run as the
examination of the disposable metlia at
the end of the run will indicate the care
taken during milking and prelparation for
milking-so that b1y careful observation-
the dairyman can take steps to improve
his operations.

SC. W. Reaves

and "D." These photographs in "C" show
a piece of No. 400oo Double Nap Flannel
Media which is backed up by a piece of
No. 795(i Cotton Media. "D" shows a
piece of No. 7956 Cotton Media also
backed up by another piece of No. 7956
Cotton Media. A given amount of foreign
matter was introduced to a given amount
of product, half was put through the flan-
nel-backed up by the cotton; and, the
other half was put through the cotton
media-backed up by cotton. Note that
the flannel filter cloth merely removed
the larger particles-while the smaller
particles passed through and were picked
up by the cotton media backing up,-
while the cotton filter media shows conm-
plete removal of these particles.
Thus, the importance of proper filter
media is self-evident.

Type of Filter Equally Important
The type of filter used to support the
filter media is equally important. To ob-
tain maximum efficiency, the filter media
should be in controlled suspension with-
in the milk stream so that the maximum
effective area of filter media is available
for filtration at all times.
The flow of the milk must be upward
through the filter media so that heavy
particles of sand and grit will not settle

(Continued f1om01 page 5)
organize and incorporate the breeding as-
sociations. employ technicians and sign
contracts for the purchase of seman from
regional proved bull studs.
Recognizing the importance of training
young people in good dairy management
practices, the dairy specialist immediately
began work in cooperation with the Ex-
tension Service's 4-H Club department.
His interest in work with young people
may be prompted partly, too, by the
Reaves' three daughters.
From the beginning, he envisioned a
series of 4-H district dairy shows and a
state dairy show. And in five years, he has
worked with others interested to make
this vision come true And the results are
something to shout about.
From the first district show in the Fall
of 1947 has grown to a series of six
district shows culminating in a state 4-H
dairy show as a big feature of the Central
Florida Exposition in Orlando. Hence,
the best animals from the various districts
are shown, and outstanding 4-H Club
members participate in showing, group
competition, judging and fitting contests.
One highlight of the program is the
dairy judging contest. Even back in his
college days, Reaves was interested in this
phase and was a member of the Univer-
sity of Tennessee Dairy Judging Team in
the National Intercollegiate Judging Con-
And he brought this interest with him.
This year, lie coached Florida's 4-H team
r;ght into the top national spot in dairy
judging at the contest in Waterloo, Iowa.
This honor qualifies Florida to represent

the United States in the World's Youth
Judging Contest to be held in England
in the summer.
Reaves is quick to point out the con-
tributions of others in this project.
"The rapid exp-ansion in the youth
dairy program of the state is due to the
excellent cooperation between Extension
Service departments, the State Department
of Agriculture, dairymen throughout the
state and parents," Reaves believes.
The Extension dairy husbandman
works closely with the purebred dairy cat-
tle associations, assisting with the selection
of cattle and holding sales, field days and
judging schools. He serves on the Milk
Production, Field Day and Advisory Mem-
bership committees of the Florida Dairy
Industry Association and is active on the
dairy advisory committee for the Florida
State Fair at Tampa. Also, he is state
superintendent of Official Cow Testing.
In turn, he reports that cattle associa-
tions assist the 4-H Club program by pro-
viding animals and awards. The Chamber
of Commerce and other civic organiza-
tions, commercial firms and breeders also
assist the youth groups by sponsoring
shows and dairy achievement contests.
The busy dairy specialist has found
time to judge dairy cattle at the 1949 Santi-
Spiritus, Cuba, Fair and the Cuban Na-
tional Cattle Exposition in 195o. He was
chairman of the Extension Service of the
American Dairy Science Association in
195o and has served on several important
committees of the organization. While in
DHIA work in Tennessee, he was superin-
tendent of the Dairy Cattle Show of the
Mid-South Fair for two years.
Even as a student at the University of
Tennessee, he used his spare time for
professional activities. Then, he was
associate editor of the Tennessee Farm-
er, agriculture students' publication. He
also helped start the Little International
Student Livestock Show, the "U-T Round-
Up," and served as assistant manager its
first year.
Asked to summarize his view of the
development of dairying in Florida,
Reaves said that the industry has pro-
gressed rapidly in the last 25 years, and
the outlook is for even greater things to
"Dairymen throughout the state are
showing more interest in their work than
ever before and they are more conscious
of the need for developing and improving
pastures," he reports from his numerous
field trips about the state.
Provision of more and better pastures
and feed crops to form a larger percentage
of the feed supply can't be stressed
enough. He says the average amount of
feed obtained from pastures or fields is
too small to provide top profits for dairy-
men and best health for cattle.




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No. 3 of a series of fifteen advertisements,reprints or mats for which are available from:
220 Newnan St. Jacksonville 2, Florida

FLORIDA owned and operated.. F.D.I.A. HAS MUCH TO DO IN '52!
Supporters of Florida Cattlemen, Fla. Dairy News Monthly
Poultrymen and Dairy Producers Quarterly Directors' Meetings
20 Committees in Action
LOVETT'S Food Stores Milk Sanitarians Meeting-April 2-4
Annual Meeting-May 21-23
Operated by the June Dairy Month
Annual Dairy Field D)ay--April
WINN & LOVETT GROCERY CO. National Conventions-Sept.
General Offices: Jacksonville Plant Supts. Short Course--SepOct.
Herdsmens ShortY~ Course-Oct.
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Above pictures show F'lorida's newest
area Dair3 group, the Tri-County Dairy
Association of Pensacola, in action: The
top panel is the January membership
dinner meeting of this group. The
center panel is a close-up of the speakers
table. These are, left to right: Mrs.
Copeland Griszwoldl: Copeland Griswold,
State President Florida F.F.A.; Dr. 7. R.
Love, Escambia County Livestock Special-
ist; E. A. Stephens, County Agent and
Secretary Tri-County Dairy Association;
John Adkinson, President Tri-County
Dairy Association; John R. Parish, Ex-
tension Dairyman, Auburn, Alabama;
Harry Parazine, Vice President Tri-Coun-
ty Dairy Ass'n.; Frank Turner, County
Agent, Baldwin County, Alabama; bottom
panel shows the cheer leaders of the
Brentwood school, serving as waitresses
for the Association's monthly meeting.
Extreme left is Mrs. Lottie Mandeville,
school principal.

Pensacola Area Dairies
Form Tri-County Ass'n.
ON JANUARY 10 the Dairies of the Pensa-
cola Milk Shed held their first meeting
under a new area organizational plan
known as the Tri-County Dairy Associa-
tion, according to a report from Mr.
John Adkinson, Escambia County pro-
ducer, who is President of the new group.
Practically ioo% of the dairies of the
three-county area, including the three
Pensacola Distributors who process the
entire milk supply of the area, are mem-
bers of the new Association, Mr.
Adkinson said.
Counties included in the organization
are Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties
of Florida and Baldwin County, Ala-
Directors of the group include eight
producers from Escambia County, four
from Santa Rosa County, two from
Baldwin County and the three distribu-
tors of Pensacola.
Officers in addition to President
Adkinson are: Vice President, Harry
Parazine, Pensacola; Secretary, E. N.
Stephens, Escambia County Farm Agent;
and Treasurer, J. R. Love, Pensacola.
The new organization replaces the
Escambia County Milk Producers Ass'n.


cLadies Auitxiar,

MRS. VERNON, L. GRAVES, President Edited by MRS. E. T. LAY, Secretary I:f.

Dairy Council Programs Are Valuable

To Children, Teachers and Parents

MEMBERS OF the Ladies' Auxiliary of the
Florida Dairy Industry Association and
all women of the Dairy Industry should
be thoroughly familiar with the splendid
and important work which is being done
and is possible to be done among the
women and children of Florida by our
three Dairy Council Units.
This work, operating as a complete
separate organization from regular Dairy
Association activities, is dedicated strictly
to educational training in nutrition, food
values, eating and health habits.
The local Council Units are affiliated
with the National Dairy Council and are
staffed with trained graduates in nutri-
tion and health education.
The cost of operation is provided
jointly by the Dairy farms and plants of
the area covered by the Council.
About five years ago, the Jacksonville
Dairy Council was formed. The Tampa-
St. Petersburg Council, known as the.
Dairy Council of Hillsborough and
Pinellas Counties has been in operation
about two years and the newest Council
in Miami is just beginning. It covers
both Dade and Broward Counties.

Mrs. yulia Foster, Nutritionist-Director of
the Yacksonville Dairy Council.

Mrs. America Escuder, Director and
Nutritionist of the Dairy Council of
Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties and
shown on the front cover, is in charge
of its educational program. She holds
a B. A. degree from Barnard College,
Columbia University; an M. A. in Foods
and Nutrition from New York Univer-
sity; has taught Home Economics in
Hillsborough County; was on the dietetic
staff of Mountainside Hospital, Mont-
clair, New Jersey; and was Director of
the Hillsborough County School Lunch
Training Center from which she re-
signed to take her present position.
Mrs. Julia Foster, Nutritionist-Director
of the Jacksonville Council has been in
this position for over three years. She
holds a College degree in Home Econo-
mics and Nutrition and prior to coming
with the Council was a teacher in Home
Economics and Nutrition in the Jackson-
ville public schools.
Miss Rebecca Daniels, recently em-
ployed as Nutritionist-Director for the
new Miami Dairy Council, is a graduate
in Home Economics from the University
of Arkansas. She previously had been
a high school teacher in Home. Econo-
All three of these Council Directors
have just attended in late January the
annual meeting and special training
session of the National Dairy Council in
Syracuse, N. Y.
In addition to their educational work
in the schools with teachers, pupils,
P.T.A.'s and other women's groups, nu-
tritional and health education literature
is distributed in the homes through the
official "hostesses" who represent the city
in making calls in the homes of new
families moving into your city.
In explaining this particular portion
of her program in Jacksonville, Mrs.
Foster states: "If you should be one of
the many new families being welcomed
into Jacksonville by the "Welcome
Wagon" hostesses, you would find among
your gifts several booklets from the Dairy
Council of Jacksonville telling you how
to get your family off to a healthy start
by drinking plenty of milk and eating
lots of ice cream. You would also find
booklets entitled "How to Help Your

Children Form Good Eating Habits", and
"Questions and Answers." These bright-
ly covered numbers will help you to
solve some of those eating and behavior
problems those youngsters are so good
at creating. That will bring us, then, to
the old adage, that, "A Healthy Child Is
a Happy Child," because he usually is
happy if he feels good, and he feels good
if he eats properly and gets plenty of
sleep, rest, and exercise.
Many other groups, among them
Health Units, P.T.A.'s, Scout Leaders,
and Dentists help encourage the use of
Dairy Council materials. This is just
another cooperative project among these
groups to raise nutritional standards in
the county, and each of them recognizes
the important role of Dairy Council
Materials and services in accomplishing

(If over 35)
Birthdays are something'
We'd like to forget,
But that takes some doin'
And that's a sure bet!
And just when we think
That we've skipped the darned date
Some fool sends a greeting
To keep the count straight!

I'M SURE you know about the termite
who boasted to his fellows, "This'll bring
down the house."

Auxiliary members are requested
to please send your editor news of
any women's activities of your area
you think will be of interest, also
news of yourself and family.
We hope to start a picture report
of children and grandchildren...
the younger ones. Send a picture.
-Auxiliary Editor

FOR FEBRUARY, 1952 0 21

Right or Wrong?

OUESTION: Most of the milk produced is used
for making dairy products?
ANSWER: Wrongl More milk is used for
drinking and cooking than for any other
single purpose.

Classified Advertising
FOR SALE-2 Heil Bottle Washers, Model HFIRES
Ser. No. 1386 and Ser. No. 1387. 8 wide Model E,
Heavy Duty Bottle Washers, purchased from Heil
Co., Washington, D. C., August 31, 1945. Price
$2,500.00 each. 1 Cherry-Burrel Gray Vac 16, Bot-
tle Filler and Capper with Vacuum, Serial No. 349R
(right hand) purchased June 31, 1944. Price
$1,400.00. This equipment is in good condition and
may be seen at Southern Dairies, Inc., 62 N. E.
27th Street, Miami, Fla.
REPRESENTATIVES wanted for SAFE to use
CAMICIDE. Every person and bldg. in Florida
need our sprays. Write for our 1952 profit produc-
ing expansion plans. CAMPBELL LABS., 406 Mar-
ket St., St. Louis, Mo. 121c T.F.

MR. VERNER COLEMAN, Rabun Gap, Georgia. is
very, interested in coming to Florida as llerdsmen
for a dairy or beef cattle farmer. Mr. Coleman.
a iliddle aged man, hlas had twenty years of hard
earned experience working with cattle and is able
to furnish any references that may be asked for. For
further information address to Verner Coleman at
Rabun Gap, Georgia or to Rodney Coleman, Box
Ill., Hamilton, Georgia. 2352

A valuable source of information about Dairy
Plant Products and Processes By
$3.50 Postpaid.
Order from Florida Dairy News
220 Newnan St., Jacksonville, Fla.

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St. Petersburg Again
(Continuled fro01 page 17)
ell, Biltnlore, N. C., was elected Vice Presi-
J. K. Sheek, Sealright Co., Mocksville, N.
C., was elected President of the Dixie
Flyers to succeed J. C. Head, National
Pectin Products Co. of Bayside, Virginia.
Many of the melnbers in attendance
enjoyed extra days of Florida Sunshine
and recreation following the close of the
Among these were Mr. and Mrs. Dave
Adams, Secretary of the Association front
Nashville, Mr. alid Mrs. Geor'e Heilrich,
Director Ice Cream Institute, Washington.
D. C., who were guests of President Theo
Datson and Executive Secretary Andy Lay
of the Florida Dairy Industry Association
for an all clay cruise and sightseeing trip
that took them up the Gulf Coast of
President Tom Mayfield of the South-
ern Association and Boh North of Inter-
national Association of Ice Cream Manu-
facturers enjoyed a two-dlay fishing trip at
Honmosassa Springs.
Florida always looks forward to the re-
turn of the Southern Ice Cream Conven-
tions, known far and wide as one of the
most enjoyable of all conventions to at-

Approved Sources of Milk

Importation Into Florida

THE OFFICE of the State Dairy Supervisor,
Dept. of Agriculture, Gainesville, Florida,
recently announced the following sources
of Milk and Milk Products as approved
for shipment into Florida for the current
period ending Sept. 30, 1952.
All such sources are inspected by and
must conform to standards of sanitation
and quality required by the Floridla Milk
and Milk Products Law.
FluidA Milk Solrcees (Enlergencyr Only): Bordlen
Co., Arcade, N. Y.; Borden Co., Fayetteville, Tenn.;
Hoosier Condensed Milk Co., Bluffton, Indiana;
Producers Creamery Co., Springfield, Missouri; Ras-
kas Dailry Co., Inc., St. Louis, Mo.; Turtle Lake Co-
operative Creamlery, Turtle Lake, Wis.
Cream Sourccs: Borden Co., Arcade, N. Y.; Blor-
den Co., Fayetteville, Tenn.; Bowman Dairy Co.,
Chicago, Ill.; Coble Dairy Products, Inc., Lexington,
N. C.; Hoosier Condensed Milk Co., Bluffton, In-
diana; Iowa Farm Products Co., Inc., Cedar Ralpids,
Iowa; Producers Creamery Co., Springfield, Mis-
souri; Raskas Dairy Co., St. Louis, Missouri; South-
ern Dairies, Inc., Christiansburg, Va.; Turtle Lake
Cooperative Creamery Assn., Turtle Lake, Wis.
Condensed Milk Sources: Borden Co., Fayetteville,
Tenn.; Bowlman Dairy Co., Chicago, Ill.; Coble
Dairy Products, Inc., Lexington, N. C.; Iowa Farm
Products Co., Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Producers
Creamery Co., Springfield, Missouri; Southern
Dairies, Inc., Christiansburg, Va.; Turtle Lake Co-
operativeCrenamery Assn., Turtle Lake, Wis.
Collttage Cheese Sources: Arlington Cooperative
Creamery Assn., Arlington, Iowa; Armour Creamer-
ies, Louisville, Kentucky; Breakstone Bros., iec.,
New York, N. Y.; Coble Dairy Products, Inc., Lex-
ington, N. C.; Fairmont Foods Co., Jacksonville,
Sour Creuni Sources: Breakstone Bros., Inc., New
York, N. Y.; Fairmont Foods Co., Jacksonville, Fla.;
Raskas Dairy Co., Inc., St. Louis, Mo.


Bassett Producers Receive Merit Award for Outstanding Production Records: Front
row. left to right, A. I'. Davis, Leon County, received a Merit Award for the second
straight year for having the most uniform production throughout the year: F. E.
Willis, 7r., Leon County, received a Merit Award for having the highest average
Butterfat percentage throughout the year; W. L. Ford, Gadsden County, received a
Merit Award for having been selected the best all-around producer producing for
Bassett Dairies during the year; 7. R. Turner, Leon County, received a Merit Award
for the second straight year for having the lowest average Bacteria count for the year.
Back row, left to right, Charles W. Haufler, Field Man for Bassett Dairies, Inc., and
Curry 7. Bassett, General Manager, Bassett Dairies, Inc.

Producers for Bassett Dairies
Get Production Merit Awards

BASSETT DAIRIES, Tallahassee, Florida,
has awarded special certificates of merit
in milk production to four of their out-
standing producers for the year ending
September 1, 1951.
Mr. Curry Bassett, General Manager of
Bassett's, explains that competition for
these awards has been very keen. In
order for a producer to be eligible for
the awards he must have produced milk
for the company during the full produc-
tion year covered by the award, Mr.
Bassett said.

Chocolate Sells More Milk
STUDIES MAD, by the National Dairy Coun-
cil show that chocolate milk drinking
families consumed from 15 to 18 percent
more milk than those families not using
chocolate milk. Among 247 families in
Madison, Wisconsin a study showed that
the average per capital consumption of
chocolate milk drinking families was
13.15 luarts a month compared to 11.o,
quarts for families not using chocolate

National Conventions Set for
Chicago September 22-26
THE INTERNATIONAL Association of Ice
Cream Manufacturers, the Milk Industry
Foundation and the Dairy Industry Supply
Association will hold their 1952 Conven-
tions and the D.I.S.A. Biennial Equipment
and Supply Exposition in Chicago, the
week of September 22-26. The I.A.I.C.M.
Meeting is Sept. 22, 23, 24. The M.I.F.
Meeting is Sept. 24, 25, 26.
The D.I.S.A. Exposition will be open
throughout the entire week.
All three Assocations released inform-
ation and forms for hotel reservations to
their respective members on January 7th.
Florida Members failing to recieve
reservation forms may secure them by
writing National Assocation.
The Stevens Hotel is headquarters for
the Ice Cream Convention and the
Sherman Hotel for the Milk Foundation

A CURRENT favorite of night-club comics
concerns the French horn player whose
toupee fell into his instrument, and who
spent the rest of the evening blowing
his top.

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P. 0. Box 374, Jacksonville 1, Florida
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FOR FEBRUARY, 1 952 t 23

Information Wanted About Florida Dairymen
THE FLORIDA DAIRY ASSOCIATION is seeking Florida Dairymen for recog-
nition at the next Annual Meeting, as follows:
1. Oldest Dairyman-still active................... 78
2. Oldest Dairy Farm in continuous operation since.. 1898
3. Oldest Milk Plant under same owner since ...... 1898
4. Oldest Ice Cream Plant under same owner since. .1925
(The figures to the right indicate the top figures reported to date. Can
you beat these?)
Please send nominations to the Editor, Florida Dairy News. Winners
will receive special recognition and award at the 1952 Annual Meeting.

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Systems and Supplies

Observer Design Fawn, registered jersey cow owned by the University of Florida
Agricultural Experiment Stations' Dairy Unit, pictured with containers necessary
to hold the rr,oo6.5 pounds of milk and 583 pounds of butterfat she produced in 305
days on advanced registry test. 7ohnnie P. Boggs, pictured with Fawn, milked and
cared for her during the ro-month test.

University Registered Jersey Cow

Produces Near Record on Experiment

WHILE ON an experiment to determine the
value of cattail millet as pasturage, Obser-
ver Design Fawn, a registered Jersey
owned by the University of Florida Agri-
cultural Experiment Station, almost broke
the state record in milk and butterfat pro-
Fawn has just finished an advanced
registry test in the junior 3-year-old class
with a production record of 11,oo6.5
pounds of milk and 583 pounds of butter-
fat, according to Dr. Sidney P. Marshall,
Experiment Station associate dairy hus-
On test Fawn was milked twice a day for
305 days. During this tim eshe received
only routine herd care.
The state record production in the junior
3-year-old class is held by Signal Debutante
Ruth, owned by Holly Hill Dairy in Jack-
sonville, with a production record of 11,-
275 pounds of milk and 605 pounds of
It should be noted that the state cham-
pion was milked three times per (lay dur-
ing part of the official test and received
special care (luring the lactation period,
Marshall said.
Fawn is the offspring of sire Observer
Design King Onyx, a senior superior sire
with 25 tested daughters which have aver-
aged 10,017 pounds of milk and 543
pounds of butterfat, and dam Pioneer
Golden Floss Daisy, winner of the Ton of
Gold award for producing 2,059 pounds
of butterfat in 4 calender years. Both sire
and dam are owned by Holly Hill Dairy.
The Florida Agricultural Experiment
Station bought Fawn from Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Welkener of Holly Hill Dairy in
October 1950. She has produced one
heifer calf, Florida X.S.I. Billie.
The state champion producer, Signal
Debutante Ruth, is a half sister to Fawn's

sire, Observer Design King Onyx.
"IT Fawn had been provided with good
quality roughage when pasture declined
on two occasions during the test period, I
believe her record would have exceeded
the present state championship record,"
Dr. Marshall reported.

Membership in 4-H
Clubs At New High
MORE THAN 27,000 Florida youngsters are
enrolled in 4-H Clubs-more than at any
other time since the program was started
in 190o.
H. G. Clayton, director of the Uni-
versity of Florida Agricultural Extension
Service which initiated the 4-H Clubs,
said other phases of the service's work also
reached record highs in 1951.
Sixty-four of Florida's 67 counties now
have county agents and 44 have home
demonstration agents.
More than 3oo attended the Extension
Service's five livestock judging schools
for 4-H Club Members, and extension
workers helped promote more widespread
winter feeding, use of good bulls, closer
culling and pasture improvement among
The Extension Service also pushed ex-
pansion of artificial dairy cattle breed-
ing and held forums to aid vegetable

Pensacola City Council
Curbs Sale of Imitations
A LAW proposed in the Pensacola City
Council would curb the sale of imitation
ice cream in Pensacola. This product is
described as "milk ice" with low butter-
fat content and used in some milk shakes.
It was not made clear whether all imita-
tion ice cream sales would be banned.



Florida Dairy Industry Ass'n
Special Advertising Section

Citrus Pulp, Citrus Meal, Citrus Molasses
Jim Coates, Sales NMgr., BIy-Products Div.
Auburndale, Fla. Phone 8-7061

Da;iry Iljquipmecnt an(d SIuplics
Carl B. CaudiIl'l-Phone 4-5il06
P. 0. Box 2328, Jacksonville, Fla.

Ice ( Cream Coating, Is'ritis Ira Stone--Hotel Rivirn Plaza
Miami Beach, Fla.

Dairy Cleaner :- Alkali
Florid'a Distribultors:
Miller Machinery & Supply, Jax.
Industrial Chem. & Supply Co.,

Paper Bottle Machines Electro-Pure
Pasteurizers J. W. Radke
1680 Peachtree N. W. Atlanta, Ga.

Dairy Equipment and Supplies
John W. Manning, Phone 9-4586
1601 Congress Bldg. Miami

Ice Cream (Linerless) Cartons, Butter Cartons
J. H. AMcl'oy
50 E. Magnolia St., Pensacola, Fla.

Green Spot Orangeade Concentrate
616 Jessamine Ave. Phone 4356
Daytona Beach, Fla.

Morning Glory Milk Powder
Kalha Chocolate Syrup-Bar Coating
"Eze" Orange Concentrate
Route 9, Box 356, Jacksonville, Fla.

Insulated Bags and Liners
Southern Representative-William Romaine
Box 5463, 5 Pts. Sta., Columbia, S. C.

Dairy Chocolate A& Cocoa Products
J. L. Hammons Pit. Dearborn 2811
507 Nelson Ferry Rd., Decatur, Ga.

Psire-Pak Palsr MAilk Bottles
1 . Evais--M. A. Knowles
4700 Pearl St., Jacksonville, Fla.

Citrus Trade Associations
Announce Consolidation

C(ONSOLIDATION OF the activities of the three
trade Associations serving the Florida Cit-
rus Processing Industry was announced
recently by the Florida Canners Associa-
Under the new set-up, the services of
the Canners League
of Florida, the pro-
gram of the Citrus
'rot essors Associla-
t i o n, representing
1) it p1 and molasses
producers, ea n t the
Citrus Canners Asso-
ciation will all func-
tion through the of-
RATHBUN fice of the Florida
Canners Association.
Bert Livingston, who has been the Can-
ners' League secretary, will become the as-
sistant of C. C. Rathbun, Executive Secre
tary of the Florida Canners Association,
who will be in general charge of the
activities of all three groups.
Both the League and the Processors As-
sociation will retain their separate itlenti-
ties, through the League does not plan to
maintain an office or staff and the Pro-
cessors Association will handle all of its
activities through the Tampa office of
the Florida Canners Association.
Mr. Rathbun said the consolidation of
activities will centralize the handling of
the industry problems of' the citrus can-
ncrs, concentrators and Iby-product pro

A Good Investment

Six DA\DE COUNTY, Florida .I-H Club boys
bought registered Guernsey heifers at the
Florida East Coast Guernsey sale at Lake
WVorth and the Florida Guernsey sale at
Largo. Tlie Miami Kiwanis Club made it
possible for the boys to buy the animals
by establishing a $i,ooo loan fund. The
Kiwanis Club is not charging the boys any
interest and is insuring the animals
through the Farm Bureau at no cost to
the boy. The loans are to be paid within
two to two and a half years. The fol-
lowing boys purchased the animals:
Lake lVorth Sale-William H. Boyd, Jr.,
Miami; Richard C. Dressel, M i a m i;
George Luis Gordon, Miami; William H.
Bischolf III, Homestead.
Lartgo Sale--William G. Sevir, Miami;
and Wade Edwards, Miami.

New Milk Facts Booklet
THE 1951 edition of Milk Facts, published
by the Milk Industry Foundation, is now
available through that office at 1625 Eye
St., N. W., Washington 6, D. C. The
booklets sell for $5 per 1oo copies. .
order direct.


Florida Dairy Industry Ass'n
Special Advertising Section

Chemicals for Dairy and Food Plant
Sanitation H. B. Ahlefeldt
Union Term'l Whse., Jacksonville, Fla.

Van-Sal Vanillas
221 E. Cullerton Rd., Chicago 16, I11.

MEYER-BLANKE CO.-Dairy Supplies
"Everything But the Cow"
Jim Campbell Ph. 6-1366
2701 Dauphin St., Mobile, Ala.

Ice Crcleal Stabilizers & Emulsifiers.
Pectin Stabili/crs for ices, shlerberts & fruits.
J. C. Head, Phone Norfolk, Va. 2-8385
RFD No. 1, Box 48, Bayside, Va.

Ia(ctiviase -For tie Prevention of oxidized flavor
in bottled milk, ice cream, storage cream
Also RIennet Extract-Sir Sirloin, Inc.
765 N. W. 54th St., Miami 37, Fla.

MAa.sterbilt IUnifornis
James AM. Stewart Phone 3-3287
306 Lakeview Ave., Apt. 406, Orlando

Ice Cream Cabinets, Frozen Food Cabinets
W. G. Wright Phone 4201

333 Harbor Drive, Venice, Fla.

Tamper Proof Seals-Flexbletlr 'acuum Packages
Litner Alaterials
Larry Hodge
1121 duPont Bldg., Miami, Fla.

Milk Bottle Closures
R. G. "Bob" Smith
500 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta, Ga.

Ex-Cello Glue, Powdered Egg Yolk,
Stabilizers, Coconut L. A. Gaston
3912 San Juan, Tampa, Ph. 62-0171

Glass Milk Containers
W. T. LOVE, Florida Representative
3126 Westfield Rd.-Charlotte 7,N.C.

Anhydrous Ammonia, Liquid Chlorine
Amica-Burnett Co., Jacksonville
C. S. Johnson, Tampa -
W. L. Filbert, Miami

B RU A R.Y, 1952 25

Polk county delegation with friends. (Left to right) Representative Perry Murray of Frostproof; a former speaker of the house;
Secretary of State Gray; Senator Harry King, Winter Haven; Miss Nancy Smith, Haines City; Senator Holland; Representative
Roy Surles of Lakeland and Allen Morris, author of the syndicated column, "Cracker Politics." He is the founder and donor
of the biennial citations, and received an award himself from Polk Countians in an unscheduled part of the ceremony. The
award?-a filled cracker barrel. (Pictures from Florida Highways Magazine)

Polk County Legislators Receive High Award

FOR THE SECOND time in the history of
the award, Polk county legislators were
presented the Allen Morris certificate as
the outstanding four-member delegation
to the legislature and an estimated 25o
public officials and their fellow Polk
countians turned out to witness the
formal presentation ceremony held re-
cently at the Haven hotel in Winter
The delegation to the 1951 legislature
was made up of State Senator Harry King
of Winter Haven; State Representative
Perry Murray, Frostproof, former speak-
er of the House; Roy Surles of Lakeland;
and the late Lisle W. Smith of Haines
City. Representative Smith died sudden-
ly while attending the national conven-
tion of the American Legion at Miami
about two weeks prior to the presenta-
tion. His certificate was accepted by his
daughter, Miss Nancy Smith.
Heading the list of dignitaries attend-
ing the ceremonies were United States
Senator Spessard L. Holland of Bartow
and a former governor of Florida and
Polk county state senator; J. Hardin
Peterson, congressman emeritus from the
first district; Secretary of State Bob Gray;
State Treasurer Ed Larson; Commission-
er of Agriculture Nathan Mayo; State
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Tom Bailey; and Attorney General
Richard Ervin.
Representing the legislature in addi-
tion to the Polk delegation already
named were Wallace Sturgis, senate
president from Ocala; B. Elliott, speaker
of the 1951 House of Representatives,
Pahokee; and Representatives C. Farris
Bryant, speaker-designate of the 1953
House of Representatives, and Willard
Ayres, both of Ocala; and Representative

Jim Haley of Sarasota.
Earlier Senator Sturgis, and Reps.
Bryant and Ayres were presented the
Allen Morris award, naming them the
outstanding three-member delegation at
the 1951 session, and Senator Henry S.
Baynard of St. Petersburg received the
award, naming him the outstanding
member of the 1951 legislature.
All awards read "for meritorious
public service" and individuals and
delegations who receive them are selected
by their colleagues in both houses in
secret ballot. The awards are named for
Morris' widely syndicated column "Crack-
er Politics."
Senator Holland, who made the pre-
sentation, said that the "task of a legis-
lator is not an easy one and recognition
is not easily come by."
"I never received one of these awards

(luring my days in the legislature, so I
know how satisfying it must be to the
Polk county delegation to be. accorded
this honor."
(Holland left the senate to campaign
for the governorship in 1940, five years
before Morris inaugurated his biennial
Holland commended the judgment of
Polk county voters in choosing their
legislators because "this delegation has
been almost unbroken in six years, and
that is one of the secrets of its teamwork
and effectiveness at Tallahassee."
Representative Bryant of Marion, who
also spoke, declared that "it is magnifi-
cent to have an award like this in these
days when we do not know for sure who
our leaders are and when some of those
in whom we put our trust do not seem
to measure up."

Marion County delegation, which earlier was named the outstanding three-member
delegation to the 1951 legislature is shown with Cracker Politics awards. Left to right,
they are Representatives Willard Ayres and C. Farris Bryant, who is speaker-designate
of the 1953 House, Secretary of State Bob Gray and Senator Wallace Sturgis. president
of the 1951 Senate.



The dairy industry is fast learning about the new Ilreco Pure-Pak
Filler-Sealer Machine, a unit that enables the small and medium
sized dairy to package milk in its' own paper bottle at a low cost.
Occupying a minimum of floor space., and fully automatic the
Ilreco fills and seals twenty cartons per minute.
The Ilreco Pure-Pak nested containers require a minimum of
space and are available in a variety of smart designs with the
dairy name imprinted on quantities as low as loM.



General Mills
2 Riverside Drive 77 W. Livingston St. 7275 N. W. 7th Avenue 711 W. Cass Street
Jacksonville, Florida Orlando, Florida Miami, Florida Tampa, Florida

FOR FE B R UA R Y, 1 9 5 2 27



Filler Sealers
to the dairy.

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Progressive dairymen know that in order to obtain maximum net
profit from their dairy herd, it is necessary to obtain maximum produc-
tion from every cow. They also know that feeding is an important
factor in obtaining top production from every
signed to help dairymen obtain maximum

Ask your cows-let them prove to you the
advantages of feeding SECURITY.

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