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Title: Orange blossoms
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Title: Orange blossoms
Alternate Title: Orange blossom
Physical Description: 25 v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida Citrus Production Credit Association
Publisher: Florida Citrus Production Credit Association,
Florida Citrus Production Credit Association
Place of Publication: Orlando Fla
Publication Date: October 1964
Frequency: irregular
completely irregular
Subject: Oranges -- Marketing -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Oranges -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1, (May 1942)-v. 25, no. 8 (Nov. 1967).
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 16 repeated in numbering.
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Volume ID: VID00096
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VOLUME 22, No. 10



Members of the executive committees
of the ten production credit associations in
Florida met together as a group under the
sponsorship of the Federal Intermediate
Credit Bank of Columbia, South Carolina on
Wednesday, September 30th, in Orlando.
Under the direction of Mr. Robert A. Darr,
president of the bank, the all-day session
was devoted to consideration of the res-
ponsibilities and opportunities in the in- R. A. Darr -
creasingly important role of the executive
committee. Ways and means of keeping lending and col-
lection operations geared to the needs of growers on a sound
basis in the face of the increasing credit requirements of far-
mers were discussed.
The three-man executive committee of Florida Citrus
Production Credit Association, consisting of the Associ-
ation's vice-president Earl Peppercorn; J. Dan Wright, Jr.,
director; and general manager A. H. Whitmore, attended
this meeting, together with all the representatives of Florida
Citrus Production Credit Association.

The directors who make up the standing executive
committee of the Association are introduced to the members
and friends of the Association at each annual meeting, but
we wonder how well you know them--as individuals and as
leaders in your Association? Are you aware that theirs is
not a now-and-then responsibility ..... that they meet at
least once a week throughout the year; like the postman's
creed, 'neither snow nor sleet'--not even Hurricane DORA
deters them from their deliberations. On the results of
their meetings hinges the loan activity of the Association;
every loan made by the Association is reviewed by the Ex-
ecutive Committee, as is every transaction involving any
change in the security position of the Association in con-
nection with a loan. At times policy matters that fall to the
Board of Directors are referred to the discretion of the Ex-
ecutive Committee when decisions must be made between
Board meetings.

Who is this Executive Committee at Florida Citrus
Production Credit Association?
* Chairman of the committee (shown at the right of the
picture below) is F. Earl Peppercorn, of Orlando, who also
serves as vice-president of Florida Citrus Production Credit
Association. Taking none of his responsibilities lightly,
Earl is also active in other citrus organizations as well as
church and civic functions. When he can squeeze out some
hobby time, game hunting seems to take precedence--but
we suspect that gardening and landscaping around his new
home runs a close second.
* A proponent of perpetual motion is J. Dan Wright, Jr.
of Sanford, the other director serving on the Executive Com-
mittee (shown at the left below). You may find him afloat
on the Atlantic or the Inland Waterway in his favorite off-
time activity, or you may find him furthering some project
in one of the several companies in which he is active, as
well as his public service--but wherever you find him, he
will be working hard at it. There is no half-way speed with
Dan Wright.
* Third man Al Whitmore, generalmanager, needs little
introduction. He is the voice of the Association to the
Committee, passing along the information gathered by the
representatives in connection with each loan, and based
on his first-hand knowledge he makes recommendations of
policies and programs for consideration by the Committee
and the Board of Directors. Al's hobby? Florida citrus and
Florida Citrus Production Credit Association!

Each of the remaining five directors of the Associ-
ation is qualified as an alternate member of the Executive
Committee to act in the absence of one of the regular mem-
bers. The other directors are I. Earl Anderson of Lakeland;
Eugene F. Griffin of Bartow; Douglas R. IgouofEustis, pre-
sident of the Association; and J. Parrish, Jr. of Titusville.

WINDBREAKS -- Hindrance or Help?

John C. Brooks
The protection against fruit loss provided
by any sort of wind barrier -- planted wind-
breaks, wooded areas, even a taller grove
upwind --in CLEO was quickly evident and
leads naturally to a reconsideration of the
whole question of windbreaks.
Nearly all of the windbreak plantings in
the lower Indian River area are composed of
the Australian Pine or one of its relatives.
Tall-growing and shallow-rooting, they dem-
onstrate a distinct tendency to uproot and
topple over into the grove, often in a chain
effect as each falling tree pulls down its
neighbors with it, presenting the grove owner
with a monumental clean-up task. However,
they do provide a high degree of protection
against fruit loss, and those plantings which
have been topped at about forty feet appear
to be largely resistant to uprooting.
Very few bamboo windbreaks have been
planted, but these seem to be more satis-
factory than the pines. The large-caned va-
riety grows to 60 or 70 feet, high enough to
provide adequate protection, and because
of its deep and dense root system, is ex-
tremely resistant to overturning, eveninthe
most exposed locations. Breakage of indi-
vidual canes does occur, butthe removal of
four-inch bamboo canes is a far simpler task
than cutting up and hauling out full-grown
Australian pines.

"PARTNERS IN PROGRESS" -- a 15-minute
tape recording with color slides depicting 30
years of successful operation of Florida Citrus
Production Credit Association, was presented
by Branch Manager Earl Tomlinson to three ci-
vic clubs in the Dade City area. On the first of
September both the Brooksville Rotary and the
Brooksville Kiwanis clubs saw the presentation
and two weeks later it was viewed at a meeting
of the Dade City Rotary.' The more than a hun-
dred business and civic leaders in attendance
at these meetings displayed much interest in
learning first-hand how hundreds of successful
citrus growers over the state continue to provide
themselves with a dependable source of grower-
owned cooperative financing.

Any windbreak, pine or bamboo, requires
some attention and maintenance on the part
of the grove-owner. Since they are both ag-
gressive growers, barrier ditches to the per-
manent water table are necessary to prevent
encroachment onthe grove. Inaddition, oc-
casional thinning and removal of dead wood
should be practiced, and topping in the case
of the Australian pines.

In many older groves, which are often
planted very close to the property lines, the
use of windbreaks would require the removal
of one or more rows of trees -- hardly an e-
conomical approach to the problem. In the
younger groves, however, where quite often
there are dikes and berms which are not other-
wise used, the grove-owner might well con-
sider the installation of windbreak plantings.

Overthe years one of the things close to the
heart of Lacy Tait, Association's Branch Man-
ager at the Winter Haven office, has been the
Florida State Horticultural Society. For fifteen
years he has served as Editing Secretary working
tirelesslyto edit and oversee the publication
of the proceedings of the annual Hort Society
meeting. Last week, with Dr. Herman J. Reitz,
Executive Committee Chairman of the Florida
State Horticultural Society, Lacy assisted in
the presentation of a 48-volume set of the pro-
ceedings of the Society to the library of the Polk
County Junior College. The volumes contain pa-
Spers written by leading scien-
tists and research workers in
various fields of Florida agricul-
ture, as well as reports by com-
mercial growers of citrus, truck
crops, ornamental plants, sub-tropical fruits,
and commercial processors of vegetables and
fruits. I




A Little of Thj

STaking a far-away look............
SCitrus everywhere and wherever is
Sof vital interest to each of our represen-
tatives. It was not surprising, there-
fore, that Harold Moreland, Sebring Branch
Manager, accepted an invitation to visit one
of the citrus developments underway in British
Honduras. Harold left by air and arrivedat
Belize, British Honduras on Sunday, August 23.
In the company of some of the Florida
citrus people who are developing inthis area,
Haroldtouredthe Stann Creek District, in the
southeastern portion of British Honduras, the
area generally credited with the first citrus
plantings some thirty years ago. He was im-
pressed with the spirit and determination of the
people of British Honduras.
Harold's scheduled return to the States
was delayed by several days due to the un-
hurried antics through the Caribbean of the
stormy lady known as CLEO...............

SINCE 1933 ---- ODA i1
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at the office nearest you:

SIt's the Thing To Do..........
Each fall the designers come out with a
New Look for milady's fashions. We like
to keep pace with the times, so here's a
preview of our "new look" which you will find in
forthcoming fall issues of trade magazines.

Published by: FLORIDA CITRUS
Orlando, Florida -
as a NEWSLETTER to its members
and the Florida Citrus industry;
and incorporating, when appropriate,
the Official Program of the annual
Citrus Institutes or Seminars directed by
the Florida Agricultural Extension Service.

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SAttending the meeting of the Florida
Agricultural Council at Gainesville on
Saturday, September 19, were Douglas
Igou, the Association's delegate and
member of the Agricultural Council's executive
committee; and General Manager Al Whitmore,
alternate delegate. The meeting was called
to consider legislative proposals, and Haydon
Burns, Democratic nominee for Governor of
Florida, was a key speaker................
In the Coming Events Dept...... The
annual meeting of the Florida Council
of Farmer Cooperatives is scheduled
for Monday and Tuesday, October 19
and 20 atOrlando. The business sessions are
being consolidated into one day, so if you are
interested in Member Relations Youth Prog-
rams Wage and Hour Regulations, be sure
to circle October 20th on your calendar and
join the members of the Florida Council at the
Robert Meyer Hotel in Orlando .............
? 'Onthe spot' surveys by each member
of the service team of Florida Citrus
Production Credit Association follow-
ing Hurricane DORA caused us to feel
we should "count our blessings". No exten-
sive damage was evident in any of the areas
and most folks appreciated the rainfall that
accompanied the storm. It was a close call,

especially following on the heels of CLEO..

If you'll read what follows all the way to the end you
may feel yourself rewarded by leading you to think more
highly of yourself. We are sorry we are unable to tell you
the name of the author:
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makxs thx diffxrxncx.
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somxwhat likx my typxwritxr-not all thx pxoplx arx working
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I won't makx or brxak a program." But it doxs makx a dif-
fxrxncx bxcausx any program, to bx xffxctivx, nxxds thx
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Reading from left to right: 4th Row (top): Miss Nettie Ruth Brown; L. T. Bice; James Watson; J. E. Dukes.
3rd Row: Paul Dinkins; Kenneth L. Lee; Mrs. Lee; Mrs. Whitmore; Mrs. Thomas; L. A. Thomas; Mrs. Dukes.
2nd Row: Huey Barns; Lowell Parrish; Grier Wells; Russell Taylor; Chris Keller; A. F. Hennings; Mrs. Hennings;
A. H. Whitmore. 1st Row (bottom): Richard Hennings; Pat Beck; Cheryl McCullar; Mary Anne Hennings; Timmy
. j. h ] ) Royer; Nancy Dukes; and Glen Busby.

Florida was well represented in quality
and quantity at the Youth Conference and annual
meeting of the American Institute of Cooperation
held on the campus of Michigan State University
at East Lansing, Michigan August 9- 12. Rep-
resentatives of two 4-H groups and one F.F.A.
club, each winners of statewide contests, par-
ticipated in the activities of the Youth Confer-
Among the adults, other than their advisors,
who worked with the groups and attended the
A. I. C. meeting with them were Mr. L. T. Bice,


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member of the Federal Farm Credit Board (second
from left in top row of picture); J. "Ed" Dukes,
general manager of Northeast Production Credit
Association at Palatka, who is a member of the
Youth Committee of the Florida Council of Far-
mer Cooperatives (far right, top row); Mr. L. A.
Thomas, executive secretary of Florida Council
of Farmer Cooperatives (Second from right in 3rd
row); and our own Al Whitmore (far right, second
row) who is a Trustee of the American Institute
of Cooperation and a member of its Youth Com-

Through the educational program at Florida A & M
College and other schools throughout the country, many of
our negro farmers are learning the value of cooperatives.
Inthe process of this program, students are honored by the

American Institute of Cooperation for the outstanding record
they are making in learning to use cooperatives to better
the success of their farm programs.
Under the leadership of G. W. Conoly, Head Teacher-
Trainer of Vocational Agriculture Education at Florida A & M
and also National Advisor for the New Farmers of America
(right of picture), the two boys shown at his left in the pic-
ture represented the New Farmers of America at the Youth
Conference of the American Institute of Cooperation at East
Lansing, Michigan. At far left of the picture is RobertLee
Brown, National President, New Farmers of America, from
Hendersonville, Tennessee; next is David Wyche, National
Reporter, from Greenville, Florida.

Florida Citrus Production Credit Association has
been a continuing source of credit to those negro people
who have become citrus growers, and they number among
the stockholders who have been successful because of the
assistance of the Association.




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