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VOLUME 24, Number 8
Bozeman Joins FC PC A Staff
Appointment of Wallace H. Bozeman
to the position of Branch Manager at
the Dade City office of the Association
has beenannounced by General Man-
~ ager Tom Campbell. Presently taking
an initial training period in the Orlan-
do office, Mr. Bozeman expects to
assume his duties at the Dade City
office early in the month of September.
Mr. Bozeman, known to his friends
and associates as "Bo", was born in
Moultrie, Georgia but was transplanted to Florida at the
early age of two. He grew up in Winter Haven, attended
the University of Florida and Baylor University at Waco,
Texas. In 1940 he entered the U.S. Air Force, and served
overseas three times during the interval until his retirement
in 1961 as a lieutenant colonel--for about five years in the
Caribbean during World War II; in the air for the duration
of the Berlin Airlift; and again during the Korean conflict as
Chief of Combat Operations, JOC, flying F86F fighterjets.
In 1 9 4 4 in partnership with his father, Bo purchased an
orange grove in the Dade City area, which his father still
operates. Bo has been actively interested in citrus since
that time, sharing in the management of the grove. Follow-
ing his retirement from the Air Force, he became associated
with Pasco Packing Company at Dade City, serving as in-
surance and labor relations representative until accepting
his new position with Florida Citrus PCA.
Bo and his wife, Tiny, are the parents of three children--
Michael, 16; Ginger, 7; and Bonnie, 3. Their home is lo-
cated at 1407 St. Joe Road in Dade City. Bo still likes to
"take to the air" when opportunity presents; he isn't sure
whether flying or fishing is his favorite off-time activity.
Bo is eager to begin his work with Terry Smith at Dade City,
looking forward to meeting his acquaintances in the area in
his new capacity, challenged by the concept of continuing
to offer DEPENDABLE CREDIT for DEPENDABLE GROWERS.
Let's talk.sese'about a
Growing concern over the tight money situation permeates
the day-to-day planning of both borrowers and lenders, as
the public is alerted by the various news media to spiral-
ing interest costs and short lending funds, with no hope-
ful predictions that the end is yet in sight. Florida Citrus
PCA member-stockholders attending the annual meeting
early in June were told by Mr. J. C. Moore, senior vice-
president of the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of Co-
lumbia, South Carolina (our discount bank) that the high
cost of money was already very much of a reality. Since
then, the reminder has been echoed by financiers and
economists across the nation.
The situation continues to be the wolf at the door. Florida
Citrus PCA has made every effort to hold its interest rate
steady at 6%, but when the interest charges on our paper
to the Bank matched the charges to our member-borrowers,
the necessity of an increase in our rates became obvious.
At its meeting on July 28th the Board of Directors author-
ized an increase to 7% on all advances made after August 1
and on all intermediate term notes which contain an es-
calator clause for the adjustment of interest charges. Al-
ready since then there has been another slight increase
in the prime rate of interest.
But let's talk cents about this matter of interest charges.
Even with the increase, renting money from Florida Citrus
Production Credit Association for your production needs
and capital purpose items costs you less than from con-
ventional lenders. That key word "SIMPLE" is the magic--
interest is charged only for the number of days the borrowed
money is outstanding.
A $$$s and centsible example: a $1,000 loan for pro-
duction borrowed from Florida Citrus PCA on August 22nd
and repaid on May 17th from fruit returns would dost you
$51.40 (for 268 days at 7%), as against $60 for the same
loan from a conventional lender figuring interest at the
annual rate of 6%. You can further increase the savings
if the loan is budgeted to'be disbursed at different times
during the 268 days as you needed it--you would pay for
only the number of days each dollar was used, rather than
a blanket charge. "o .
So you see, it does make 4s to use your
S MAeet Your Neighbor
Holding a hand carved wooden
carabao, Mrs. Greene shares
enthusiastically in Barney's
projects in the Phillipines.
Bar"ey Long-distance Agriculturist
A far cry from the modernized operation reported in last month's Meet Your Neighbor"
series is the infant citrus nursery in Kidapawan, onthe island of Mindanao, southern-
most large island of the Phillipines. The distance in miles between the two nur-
series is almost as great. However, you need only travel to Vero Beach, Florida to
"Meet Your Neighbor" Barnette E. Greene, Jr., who is responsible for the existence
of the nursery in that far off land. The enthusiasm of Barney and his wife Hariot will
so bridge the gaps of time and space that you feel you have been on the spot; your
eyes and mind are opened to the limitless opportunities for agricultural aid around
the world, of sharing the abundant technical knowledge and advances of our Ameri-
can way of life.
The nursery project is only one of the tangible results of an exploratory trip made in
1963 by Barney Greene in conjunction with the missionwork of their church at Vero
Beach. Under the auspices of Missionary "Spotty" Spottswood, known throughout
the Phillipines as the "flying parson", several Floridians
visited mission sites in Alaska and the Far East, but prin-
cipally on the island of Mindanao at the location of the
Methodist Rural Center at Kidapawan, which houses the
activities of the mission, including vocational, health,
and agricultural education projects.
Although the island is mountainous and volcanic, climate
and soil conditions permit the growing of citrus, but only
a sparse planting of a variety called "calamoncia" was evi-
dent to Mr. Greene in his visits in the locality. Awed at
the diet of the natives who sometimes exist on a bowl of
rice daily ("And that's just rice, too," Barney marvels,
"nothing extra to go with it!"), and realizing the great
need for a nutritional supplement, Mr. Greene set in motion
steps toward achieving a goal of providing back-door citrus
plantings for the native families. Upon his return to Florida
he sent back to the Center a supply of seeds sour orange,
rangpur lime, and cleo-which were planted in a selected
area behind the RuralCenter. In the two years since, ap-
proximately 2,000 have been lined out ready for budding.
Quarantine restrictions, red tape, and transportation diffi-
culties have delayed the sending of budwood, but in Oc-
tober of this year a returning missionary will be entrusted
with the precious cargo of certified budwood, following a
concentrated, personally conducted course of instruction
by Barney Greene in ways of budding and caring for the
Agricultural pursuits, Filipino style, are a step backward
in time -- tools are makeshift developments from native
materials at hand. The carabao, a water buffalo, is the
beast of labor as well as mode of transportation; a machete-
like knife known as a bolo is the basis for all cutting,
spading, and similar operations.
Another outgrowth of Barney Greene's "look-see" tour was
the establishment of a high school in the rural area of
Cotabato. (See mapbelow) The need was evident, but the
estimated $10,000 for the building and initial operation of
the school were lacking.
At this point his interest and desire to push forward rural
education in the younger generation of Filipinos took the
upper hand over Barney Greene's natural reticence. Much
to the amazement of his friends, he and Harlot spoke in
33 churches in Florida and nearby states,
describing the needs and soliciting support. .
In recognition of his large contribution
of time and effort to the project
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Four-legged "wheelbarrow" -- basic means of moving the earth at Kidapawan A
Students and faculty of I-A Class, 1965-66, Greene Academy
r 7-- -
The Rev. Tomas de los Santos, principal of the school,
writes of the efforts of one of the workers to build a tractor
which the school anticipates using to cultivate a portion
of the campus. In additionto the practical benefits in ag-
ricultural training for the young students, he writes that
"the harvest from the cultivated area is an added income
for the school." Night classes in agriculture and home-
making for adults are also planned by the Academy.
While he recognizes that change comes slowly and needs
in this particular area are only beginning to be met, Barney
Greene looks forward to a return visit to the island of Min-
danao anticipating that "his nursery" will by that time
be fulfilled promises rather than hopes; that through Greene
Academy young people who are native to the islands will
be prepared to meet the challenges for growth and develop-
ment in their society. Barney Greene is a long-distance
agriculturist with a far-away vision, a good world neighbor.
Alpha Zeta Planning Homecoming Breakfast
Alpha Zeta, the National Honorary Fraternity at the Univer-
sity of Florida, is trying to count noses in advance of their
annual Homecoming Breakfast, scheduled this year for Sat-
urday, October 29th, beginning at 7:30 A.M. in the Main
Cafeteria. This and other special events of the day proceed
the Florida -Auburn Football game during the Homecoming
Weekend, and is open to Agricultural Alumni and friends of
agriculture. The cost is $1.50 per ticket, and they would
like to know how many to prepare for. Write to Alpha Zeta
Fraternity, McCarty Hall, Box 24, University of Florida,
Gainesville, Florida 32601 for tickets. Send it off today!
from the Desk of
..... On behalf of the Florida Citrus PCA directors and
staff, I would like to welcome the people of Dade City,
Brooksville, Tampa, and surrounding areas who are re-
ceiving theirfirst "Orange.Blossoms" with this issue. We
want our Newsletter to reach every citrus grower in the
territory served by the Dade City office of the Association;
we hope it will prove informative and interesting to each
..... Especially noteworthy to Dade City folks is the em-
ployment of "Bo" Bozeman. No stranger to citrus, Bo's
family has lived on a grove south of Dade City for years.
We are real proud to have him, and I anticipate working
with him in the months ahead as we go into another busy
.....The Open House for the Dade City office has been
set for Tuesday, October llth. If you live in this area,
you will be receiving an invitation at a later date, and we
certainly hope you will make your plans to drop by our of-
fice fora visit with the Dade City branch office staff, our
area representative on the Association's Board of Direc-
tors BenAdams, and Tom Campbell and Dave Graddy from
.....Meanwhile, if we can be of any service toyou--our
business is DEPENDABLE CREDIT for citrus--please call
either Bo or me. We're as handy as your telephone.....
GLOBE- TROTTING P CAers: Icy picture postcard of the
Mendenhall G acier near Juneau, Alaska
cooled our temperatures one hot day this past
month. It was sent by Mrs. Alice Lockmiller
Stephenson, formerly of Clermont and now a resident of
California. We appreciated being remembered by her....
Mr. and Mrs. Travis L. Slayden are travelling with friends
on a tour of England.....and Director Ford Moody is al-
ready looking forward to his annual jaunt to Mexico early
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SEPTEMBER, 1966 PAGE FOUR
It's UP 1
SEPT E MBER -- It's back to the books time for our young
people... but education is not limited to youth; according
to historian Will Durant, "Education is a progressive dis-
covery of our own ignorance."
An educational film, produced by the Federal Intermediate
Credit Banks, is available for loan from any of the six of-
fices of Florida Citrus PCA for use by county agents, 4-H
Clubs, F.F.A. chapters, or civic clubs. With the locale
ina small town, the color film runs for 13 minutes and tells
the story of cooperative financing through the experiences
of rural families. Contact your nearest Florida Citrus PCA
representative, and tell him you want to schedule the film
"Credit To Grow On" for your group--he will be happy to
work with you on it.
WE NEED S f P
To Locate Some MISSING MEMBERS!
Governmental policy of the State of Florida requires that if
an organization has been unable to make contact with a per-
son fora period of 15 years, earnings and/or proceeds from
intangible property in that person's name may not be re-
tained in trust by the organization, but are due and payable
to the State of Florida under the Unclaimed Property Act.
FLORIDA CITRUS PRODUCTION CREDIT ASSOCIATION tries
to maintain open lines of communication with its members,
but over the years some folks have moved away or there are
changes of which we have no record. So we have a list of
"Missing Persons" whom we would like to contact to send
them accumulated dividends on class "A" stock.
Thanks to the suggestion of Mr. H. L. Pringle, whohelped
us locate one such "misplaced" member, we are using the
"Orange Blossoms" as a medium of obtaining information
about the people listed below. We'll appreciate any lead
you can give us as to the present address and/or the heirs
of an estate. DO YOU KNOW ABOUT:
Name Last Known Location
Estate of Marjorie Best . . . . . .. Unknown
Estate of Elsie Buxton ...... . Lake Wales, Fla.
Mary L. & Mark E. Calder . . . .Titusville, Fla.
Mary Coble . . . . . . . ... Lykens, Penna.
C. L. & Mildred Crawford . ... . . Sebring, Fla.
Estate of Marjorie Davis .. . . . . ... Unknown
Jay W. & Arlene Decker. ........... Apopka, Fla.
Deborah Fisher .................. Tampa, Fla.
Lillie B. & R.L. Geiger ... .... Merritt Island, Fla.
Benjamin M. Hampton ........ San Marcus, Calif.
J. W. Kemp. ............... .Winter Haven, Fla.
Keystone Fruit Co. .............. .Sebring, Fla.
Estate of Gertrude Morton .......... Orlando, Fla.
Charles & Frona Patterson ........... .California
Anne E. Peckenpaugh. ................ Unknown
Mary Steele Swearingen ........ Avon Park, Fla.
G. Taylor Urguhart. ....... ....... Unknown
Lillian C. Verigan, deceased .......... New Jersey
Robert 0. Washington ........... Sebring, Fla.
Martha L. Young ................ Orlando, Fla.
Riley Made Manager at Eustis
James W. Riley was named Branch Manager
of the Eustis Office of Florida Citrus PCA,
effective on August 15th, following the re-
signationof DavidF. Lunsford. Mr. Riley--
Jim--has been working in the Eustis area
since his employment with the Association
in February of 1964. Representative Lowell
Collins will continue to work with him in the Eustis
i DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR:
Tuesday, 1-eptember 1-- OPEN HOUSE, Sebring -
2807 S. Lakeview Drive 11 2.m. to 5 p.m.
Oober 9 Annual Meeting of Florida Council
of Farmer Cooperatives Statler Hilton Hotel,
Tuesday, tobe -- OPEN HOUSE, Dade City
October 24 Florida Horticultural Society's
annual meeting Carillon Hotel, Miami Beach
S2 Alpha Zeta Annual Homecoming Breakfast
University of Florida, Gainesville
Apropos of the times... Nobody grows old by
merely living a number of years; people grow
old only by deserting their ideals. Years
wrinkle the skin, but togive up enthusiasm wrinkles
the soul. Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear and de-
spair--these are the long, long years that bow the
head and turn the growing spirit back to dust......
You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt;
as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear;
as young as your hope, as old as your despair.
Things you already knew, but hadn't
thought about... .Orange trees love
water--so well, in fact, that water
B- makes up a large part of both tree and
fruit. Specialists with the State's
S Agricultural Experiment Stations say
a healthy 15-year-old orange tree
weighing about 1,000 pounds has
about half of its weight in water.
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NEWSLETTER to the Members and Friends o6 the
Flotida Citaus PAoduction Ctedit Association
A POST OFFICE DRAWER 2111
ORLANDO, FLORIDA 32802
General Manager......... A. T. Campbell, JA.
Newsletter Editor...............Ellen Haynie