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November 25



Horses ci Laughing Again They are not dying out after all!
FLORIDA LEADS NATION IN REVITALIZED HORSE BOOM, see cover picture story, pg. 14.
Peak Watermelon harvest nears. Chipley annual melon Festival on tap. Pg. 5.
Farm Buau Highlights, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 18.


By Jere D. McWinn, labor consultant
to Florida Farm Bureau Fed.
Recently a large farming enterprise
was investigated by the Wage' &
Hour Division and the result was a
back wage bill for several thousand
dollars. The point in controversy
was whether or not the farmer's em-
ployees were working more hours
than their salaries would permit.
Unfortunately, the firm had kept
no time records as required by Labor
Department regulations, and there-
fore the Investigator ended up ac-
cepting the employees' testimony as
to what their hours were.
Needless to say, the employees
failed to mention time off and greatly
exaggerated their working time.
It is essential that proper records
be kept. If you are in doubt on
this point and are a member of FF-
BF, be sure to contact your associa-
tionlabor consultant for free advice
as to how to minimize the possibility
of a back wage bill.
(Editor's note: address the above writ-
er in care of P.O. Box 12723, Gaines-
ville or phone 904-378-2866.)

Extended through June
Special feeder pig sales have been
extended through June for five live-
stock auction markets east of the Ap-
alachicola River and only hogs des-
tined for slaughter are allowed to
pass through livestock markets west
of the river, Commissioner of Agri-
culture Doyle Conner has announced.
The sales will be held May 9 in
Gainesville; May 16 in Madison; May
23 in Ocala; May 30 in Live Oak;
June 6 in Quincy; June 13 in Gaines-
ville; June 20 in Ocala; and June 27
in Madison.

Vol. 28, No. 5, May, 1969
Established 1943. Published monthly except
June, July and August for the Florida Farm
Bureau Federation by Cody Publications,
Kissimmee, Florida. Second c'ass postage
paid at Kissimmee, Florida 32741. Editor,
Hugh Waters. Office Manager, Ruth Sloan.
Telephone (305) 423-4163.
Send change of address to Florida Farm
Bureau, 4350 SW 13th St., Gainesville,
Florida 32601.


of interest to farmers.

May 10. 4-H Events Day. Busnell Community
May 10. 4-H Events Day, Cherry Lake Camp,
Madison County.
May 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30. Polo
matches. Gulfstream Polo Grounds, Lake Worth.
May 12, 13, 14. Annual Poultry Institute,
Gainesville. (See page 19.)
May 13. Brown Swiss Cattle Club, annual meet,
May 13, 14. Sixth annual Fla. Dairy Production
Conference, University of Fla., Gainesville.
May 15. Charlotte FB's annual spring meeting
and covered dish supper. (See Field Service
May 16. Sumter Co. Cattlemen's Ass'n. Wildwood
Community Center.
May 14. Fla. Holstein-Friesian Club, annual
meet, Holiday Inn. Gainesville
May 17. FSU Flying Circus. Fla. Field. Gaines-
May 18, 19, 20. Annual Conv. & Trade Show,
Fla. Seedsmen, St. Petersburg.
May 18-24. Old Spanish Trail Festival and Rodeo.
May 18-29. Nat. Cottonseed Prod. Ass'n,
May 25-28. Annual North American Charolais
Classic, Ohio Exh. Center, Columbus.
May 27, 28. Annual meet, Am. Feed Mfg. Ass'n,
Kansas City.
May 25-28. N. Amer. Charolals Classic Show,
Columbus. Ohio.
May 28. Meat workshop. Pasco County Fair-
grounds, Dade City.
May 29. Annual vegetable field day, 1:30 p.m.
Zellwood. Contact: Dr. John Darby, Sanford
May 30. Memorial Day Boat Races, Shell Point,
June 3. Annual meet, Indian River Citrus League.
June 3, 4. South Fla. Citrus Inst. Camp Clover-
leaf, Lake Placid (Highlands County).
June 11. Annual (84th) meeting Holstein-Frie-
sian Ass'n, Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif.
June 12, 13, 14. Fla. Nurserymen & Growers
conv. Freeport, Bahama.
June 13, 14. Annual Pink Tomato Festival.
Warren, Kan.
June 17. Annual meet. Fla. Citrus Mutual. 12
noon. Tupperwear Aud., Kissimmee.
June 22-27. Am Poultry Congress, annual meet.
June 21. Annual watermelon Festival. Chipley.
June 23-27. Annual National Grassland Field Day,
Eugene, Ore.
July 4-6. Annual Silver Spurs Rodeo. Kissimmee.
July 17. Annual mid-year Washington & Holmes
tour of farms. (See Field Service page for more).
Aug. 3, 4. Annual meeting, American Inst. of
Cooperation. Uni of Ill, Urbana.
Aug. 7. West Fla. Dairy Show. Chipley.
Aug. 27-29. Annual Nat. Elec. Farm Power Conf.
& trade show. Minneapolis.
Sept. 21-25. Annual meet Nat. Ass'n. County
Agricultural Agents, Chalfront-Haddon Hall
Hotel, Atlantic City.
The following are all-expense tours. Dates are
beginning and end of each tour:
May 21-June 19. Scandinavia.
June 9-25. Alaska.
June 16-July 2. Alaska
June 16-July 31. British Isles.
August 6-20. Hawaii.
Sept. 25-Oct. 22. New England Fall Foliage tour.
Oct. 2-Oct. 29. NE Fall Foliage.
Oct. 16-Nov. 26. Australia-New Zealand.
Oct. South America.

Nov. 21-Dec. 5. Farm Bureau Grand Cruise of
Caribbean. (See page 16 for information coupon).

All details (even tips) handled by experienced,
qualified people. Go alone, as a couple or take
non-Farm Bureau friends along. For free brochure
& information write Hugh C. Waters. Farm Bureau
Tours, P.O. Box 7605, Orlando, Fla. 32804.

2 Florida Agriculture, May, 1969


John C. (Jack) Lynn Appointed

FFBF Executive Vice President

John C. "Jack" Lynn, legislative di-
rector for the American Farm Bureau
Federation since 1951, has been selected
by the Florida FFBF board of directors
to serve as executive vice-president of
the Florida farm organization.
In accepting the position Lynn said he
looked forward with, "great anticipa-
tion," to the challenge of working with
Florida's largest industry and its largest
private farm organization.
Art Karst, Vero Beach, FFBF presi-
dent, said the board and the total mem-
bership were fortunate to obtain the
services of a man of such broad and
expert experience in farm matters.
"The future of Florida agriculture as
the state's number one industry is bright
indeed, and we are confident that the
future of FFBF will be one of growth
and action with Lynn as executive vice-
president," Karst stated.
Roger Fleming, AFBF secretary-treas-
urer and director of the Farm Bureau's
Washington office, commended Lynn for
his distinguished service to American
"My regret in his leaving Washington
is cushioned by the realization that the
real strength of Farm Bureau is in the
state and county organization and that
Jack will continue to be an important
part in the Farm Bureau team," Flem-
ing stated.
Lynn joined the staff of the American
Farm Bureau Federation in 1948. after
serving as assistant director of the

Anglo-American Food, Agriculture, and
Forestry Division in Germany. During
three and one-half years on the staff of
General Lucius D. Clay, he played a
leading role in developing food and ag-
ricultural policies in West Germany.
Before leaving Germany, Lynn was
directly involved in supplying food for
the Berlin air lift. In addition, he su-
pervised the German administration of
food production, distribution, and allo-
cation of imported foods.
Lynn was named AFBF legislative
director in 1951. As the chief lobbiest
for American agriculture in the nation's
Capitol, he has worked closely with
many leading Senators and Congressmen
of both political parties.
Born and reared on a general farm
near Greer, South Carolina, Lynn was
graduated from Clemson University in
the class of 1933 with a bachelor's de-
gree in agriculture. He taught vocation-
al agriculture in South Carolina for one
year and then moved to western North
Carolina to join the Agricultural Exten-
sion Service. While in North Carolina
he was employed as an assistant county
agent, and county agent and as a dis-
trict supervisor of county agents in 21
He entered the Army in January,
1942, as a first lieutenant and was dis-
charged in Berlin, as lieutenant-colonel

John C. "Jack" Lynn

in June, 1946. He remained in Berlin
and represented the United States in the
Allied Control Commission for Ger-
In recent years Lynn has made his
home in Fairfax County, Virginia, where
he has taken an active part in church,
civic, and political activities. He is
married and has one daughter, Lorraine,
a high school senior.
Lynn and his family plan to move to
Gainesville, headquarters for FFBF, in
early May.

Statement to FFBF Members from New Executive

It is a great pleasure to have this opportunity
to speak with you through the pages of Florida Ag-
riculture as your executive vice president.

The challenges of working with you and for
you-the members of Florida Farm Bureau Federa-
tion-are challenges which I look forward to with
great anticipation.

Agriculture is Florida's most important in-
dustry. As members of the state's largest independ-
ent agricultural organization you are agriculture's
most important asset.

As soon as it is possible I hope to meet with
as many of you as I can to seek your advice and
council and to discuss the important issues facing

agriculture and Farm Bureau in the years to come.

Together we have a great responsibility to as-
sure the continued orderly growth of agriculture
and as agriculture grows so will our organization.

We leave behind us in Washington, D. C.
many friends and wonderful experiences, but we
come to Florida with nothing but great hope, a
desire* to serve, and a faith in the future of Farm
Bureau and agriculture.

John C. Lynn
Executive Vice President

Florida Agriculture, May, 1969


'lorida Farm Bureau Federation


Horse Boom Gains Momentum

No other state is experiencing a horse
boom as dramatic as what Florida is
currently going through.

An estimated 180,000 horses, of all
sizes and shapes and uses, dwell in
Florida now.
While there were no registered stand-
ardbred foals in Florida in 1966, there
were 80 in 1967-125 in 1968 and an
estimated 250 started off this year.

Some 18,000 registered quarterhorses,
thoroughbreds and standard bred (har-
ness-racing) horses are in the state now.

Horses use up about $735 each an-
nually for feed, tack and drugs. That
would mean some $132 million worth of
business for Florida agri-merchants.

Sale of the horses, in turn, is the big
income producer for the horse farmer.
A magnificent Florida colt earned $225,-
000 at the Hialeah thoroughbred sale
in January.

Latest figures available (for 1968) of
purebred horses in Florida are: American
Quarter Horse, 9,562; Appaloosa, 2,400;
Arabian, 500; Palomino, 500; Pinto,
250; Pony of Americas, 200; Standard-
bred, 3,200 (includes those in training);
Thoroughbred, 8,000 and Welsh Pony,
155. There are, of course, other pure-
breds such as American Saddle Horse,
Hackney, Morgan and Shetland Pony
but no figures were obtainable in time
for this writing.

The Thoroughbred operations claimed
that they placed $16 million back into
the state during 1968 directly from race
tracks. They say they employed 2,000
men and women on thoroughbred farms
for a payroll of $6.5 million; spent $6

The above picture serves as the cover
of a publication entitled "The Morning
Line on Florida Standardbreds," pub-
lished by the Florida Department of
Agriculture. The 40 page, quality
magazine format, includes numerous pic-
tures in full color, descriptive articles,
facts and figures, and many other fea-
tures pertaining to Florida's booming
horse farm industry.

million for feed, farm supplies and other
materials. They place the value of their
farms at $130 million and their horses
at $128 million. They utilized 207,990
acres devoted to maintenance of thor-
oughbreds, with 47,000 acres for the
horses alone, on 167 grazing farms.

Marion County is the unquestioned
leader among the horse-production coun-
ties followed by Alabama.

There are many more horses in Florida

today than 10 years ago and the demand
for the horse is growing by leaps and

This boom is also on a nationwide
scale. In the 1940's there were fewer
than 2 million head of horses in the
entire U.S. The comeback has now
reached 6 to 7 million and by next year
is expected to be 10 million same

"Animals talk to each other. I
never knew but one man who could
understand them. I knew he could
because he told me so himself."-
Mark Twain, 1835

number which existed at the turn of the
century before automobiles and tractors
began to crowd them off the highways
and farms.

A booming interest among 4-H and
FFA youth has assured a continued up-
ward spiraling in numbers of horses for
years to come. Last year nearly 190,000
boys and girls were engaged in 4-H horse
projects alone.

In the sports picture the horse out-
shines them all. Horse racing outdraws
auto racing by more than 28 million fans
and outdraws football (pro and college)
by 32.3 million and baseball (major and
minor league combined) by more than
33.7 million.

(Editor's note: appreciation is ex-
tended to Thomas J. Chapman, director,
office of information services, Dept. of
Agriculture; Dixon D. Hubbard, Ex-
tension Animal Scientist with the Fed-
eral Extension Service and others for
figures, information and some of the
quotes used in the foregoing article.)

Briefs For and About Farmers

"Then there's another spray I use for
other pests."

Average high temperatures for the
month of May include the following:
Jacksonville 86; Miami 86; Tampa, 87;
and Tallahassee 87. Low averages are,
respectively, 65, 70, 67, and 63. Coldest
average May temperature. One of the
coldest spots in the nation during May
is Asheville, N.C. which has an average
low of 50.

Average rainfall during May includes
the following: Jacksonville 31/2"; Miami
6%"; Tallahassee 4" and Tampa 3".
Number of average wet days during May
for the same cities are: 8, 9, 7, and 16.

This is one of the earth's drier periods
according to a University of California
scientist. By tracing major changes in
climate for the past 40,000 years the
researcher found that the last real dry
period occurred 5000 years ago but it
was not nearly as dry as the current
Major Florida agricultural crops (in
terms of cash receipts from marketing)
are as follows: citrus, $278 million; cat-
tle, $130 million; dairy products, $113
million; greenhouse and nursery, $83
million, tomatoes, $72 million; eggs, $54
million; sugar cane $56 million and to-
Continued on page 19

Florida Agriculture, May, 1969

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture
Doyle Conner grasps this 77 pound wa-
termelon, grown in Alachua County.
Although not a record the melon is a
"large one" the Department of Agricul-
ture says in reporting that another 77
pounder was recorded last year at Chief-
land; and 84 pounder at Newberry and
that an approximate 90 pounder was
grown at Newberry in 1950.
Florida's 60,000* acre watermelon
crop reaches a peak harvest in May and
June. The southern area peaks from
about May 1 to 15th; the central portion
from about May 15 to June 10 and the
north and western parts in June accord-
ing to Joe E. Mullin, agricultural statis-
tician in charge, Florida Crop and Live-
stock Reporting Service. The above are
estimates and may vary from season to
season, Mr. Mullin said.
The state's watermelon acreage is
broken down as follows according to
sections: The Ft. Myers-Immokalee area
(comprising Charlotte, Collier, Hendry
and Lee counties) harvested 10,000 acres
last year; the south central portion
(comprising DeSoto, Glades, Hardee,
Highlands, Manatee, Martin, Okeecho-
bee, Sarasota and sections of a few oth-
ers) harvested 7,700 acres; The central
portion (comprising Citrus, Hernando,
Hillsborough, Lake, Pasco, Polk, Sumter
and sections of others) harvested 7,000
acres; the North portion (comprising
Alachua, Columbia, Gilchrist, Jefferson,
Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Marion, Su-
wanee and parts of others) harvested
21,000 acres; and the west portion (com-
prising Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Santa
Rosa, Washington and portions of others)
harvested 10,300 acres.
*Last year farmers planted a total of
61,000 acres and harvested 56,000. This
season's harvest is estimated at 58,000
(Editor's note: See the Field Services
Page for details of this year's annual
Watermelon Festival to be held in Chip-
ley, June 21).

Florida Agriculture, May, 1969

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By Al Alsobrook, Dir. FFBF Information Dept.*

The pictures on these two pages in-
clude part of those who attended the -
FFBF's recent annual breakfast for

A cabinet member, a senator and some
representatives Pictured are some of
those who attended the annual Farm
Bureau sponsored "Country Breakfast"
held in Tallahassee in honor of the mem-
bers of the state legislature. Pictured
from left to right are Representative
Bill Fulford (Seminole-Orange), Secre-
tary of State Tom Adams, Representative
SBill Bevis (Polk-Sumter), Representative
Bob Brannen (Polk-Sumter), and State
Senator Ralph Poston of Dade County.

Ham, Sausage, and Orange Juice -
Shown are three members of the state
legislature who attended the breakfast
and they are from left to right-Repre-
sentative Lynwood Arnold (Duval)
is seen spearing a slice of country ham;
next, getting a fork full of sausage is
Senator Jerry Thomas (Glades, Hendry,
Lee, Palm Beach). Thomas is chairman
of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
Having a sip of orange juice is Repre-
sentative Roger Wilson of Pinellas
County. Wilson is a member of the House
Citrus Committee.

I.k Senator Chiles has his morning 0. J.
break-Senator Lawton Chiles (Osceola-
Polk) (right) sips orange juice as State '
Director Brialmont surveys his eggs and -
ham. Next on the left is State Director
Walter Welkener. Next to Mr. Welkener
is Representative Wertz Nease of Duval
County. Sitting with Mr. Nease is his
legislative aide.

Senator President Jack Mathews con-
verses with Representative R. L. Hess-
the smiling gentlemen in the center of the
picture is State Senator and Senate Pres-
ident Jack Mathews of Jacksonville, Sit-
ting to his immediate left is Representa-
tive R. L. Hess of Escambia County. Sit-
ting on his right is Senate Rules Com-
mittee Chairman Elmer Friday. Friday
represents Glades, Hendry, Lee, and
Palm Beach counties. .

RIGHT-TOP TO BOTTOM (Brevard, Indian River, Okeechobee,
Surrounded by legislators FFBF Osceola) and Representative W. E. Pow-
Legislative Director T. K. McClane is ell who serves in the same districts as
shown above virtually surrounded by Davis.
members of the House of Representatives.
Pictured from left to right are Represen- Pouring honey at the FFBF "Country
tative William Fleece (Pinellas), Mc- Breakfast" State Director L. L. Lanier
Clane, Representative Charles Davis is shown above about to serve Repre-

6 Florida Agriculture, May, 1969

sentative and State Board member
Wayne Mixson with some of Lanier's
special tupelo honey. Looking on at the
left is Representative Ted Alvarez of
Duval County.

Pictured are more people who attended
the legislative breakfast in Tallahassee.
With his back to the camera is Walter
Kautz state director and FFBF vice
president. To his right is State Senator
Allen Trask. Sitting on the left from left
to right is State Director Forrest Davis,
State Director E. H. Finlayson, Repre-
sentative Bill Conway (Volusia), State
Director L. L. Lanier, and State Director
Richard 7inlay.

State Representative Mrs. Maxine
Baker (Dade) is shown with, (from left to
right) State Representative Granville
Crabtree Charlotte, DeSoto. Highlands,
Sarasota) and State Insurance Commis-
sioner Broward Williams.

State Se tor Verle Pope (Baker,
Duval, Nass St. Johns and Union)
"ties" into a piece of ham while sitting
along side o State Director Mrs. Jack
Frazier. On he left of Mrs. Frazier is
State Senato Bob Saunders (Alachua,
Bradford, Di ie, Gilchrist, Lafayette and
Levy). Seated next to him is Senate
Sergeant at A ms LeRoy Adkinson.

FFBF State directors with Duval and
Broward Represntatives. State Director
G. T. Hawkins nd State Director Earl
Ziebarth are wit State Representatives
John Crider (D val) and State Repre-
sentative George Caldwell (Broward).

*(Editor's note: Al Alsobrook, who made
the Legislative Breakfast pictures, was re-
cently honored for the second year in a
row. He has been appointed Florida
Chairman of Farm City Week by the Na-
tional committee.)


By T. K. McClane, Jr., Director, FFBF Legislative Dept.

You may think the comments you most of th1
read in the newspapers, following Gov- presented t
ernor Kirk's rather surprising veto of ative Mixs
the Legislative Pay Raise Bill, were $150,000 pl
strong language. You saw words like of Veterina
"lies", "double-crossed", "hyprocrite", of Florida.
"political opportunist", etc. However, got some $
you can be certain that these printed officers at 1
words were ultra-mild compared to pri- Gallant
vate conversations in the corridors. In members of
fact most comments have been liberally to restore
sprinkled with furious and fiery pro- revenue fu
fanity. inspection.
While most legislators seemed to feel of 33 to 77
that the Governor's veto was a broken agriculture,
pledge, their anger stemmed more from imposed o0
the blanket indictment of the Legislature mistic about
in the use of the intemperate words with that if we
which the Governor, in their opinion, vince the L
denounced the actions of the Legislature. of food pr
He charged the Legislature with in- protection
decent speed in railroading the pay consumer
raise bill through the Legislature in two the retail
days. He also accused them of nepotism, money as h
of filling the Legislative payroll with in the past.
wives, children and other relatives. He As all of
also reproached them for granting them- with some
selves liberal expense accounts without duced in a
having to account for any of the ex- possible at
penses incurred. He said: "Every other complete r
agency of government must justify spend- in this fa&
ing but the Legislature need not do so. County Fa
Audits of other agencies of State govern- rectors, h(
ment are reviewed by you, but who re- "Legislative
views the audit of the Legislature after cure a copy
the auditor audits you?" He urged legis- office or by
lative reform which is a blanket indict- Legislative
ment of the present legislative operation. Cortez, 183
By now, of course, all of you know hassee.
that the Governor's veto was over-ridden
by the Legislature. However there is no
question that the veto threw a real Farm Bu
"monkey wrench" into the legislative pro- Hailed
cess. Whether it will be reflected in
governmental organization or in other Farm B
actions of the Legislature will depend, of have their
course, on how infuriated the Legislators -or relaxa
really are and how long they stay that Harbor oi
way. Cruise No
The Governor's action completely over- This street
shadowed the other main action of the islands w
same week, which was the record passage wi be a
in two days of a billion-dollar plus Brasil, whi
annual appropriatoins bill that did not hotel for ci
include any capital outlay to speak of. parts and
The following are a few other high- For a fre
lights which took place in your State Farm Bure
Capitol during the past several weeks: Fla. 32804
Chairman Ralph Turlington of the
House Appropriations Committee success-
fully steered this bill ($1,068,000) (H.B.
840) through the Legislature in a
record-breaking time. Never before in FFBF Pre
history has an Appropriations Bill more to
cleared either House within the first 30 Breakfas
days of the Legislature. Mr. Turlington-edi
and his committee successfully beat-down

e more than 100 amendments
by house members. Represent-
on was successful in getting
manning money for the College
iry Medicine at the University
Representative Andrews also
121,000 for additional security
the University of Florida.
attempts were made by some
f the House of Representatives
$2.4 million from the general
nd for meat, milk and food
This was defeated by a vote
. While this is a real blow to
particularly if these fees are
i agriculture, I'm not pessi-
it this action. I feel certain
all work together we can con-
Legislature that the inspection
oducts is for the consumer's
and should be borne by the
either in the form of fees at
level or by general revenue
ias been done for many years

you must know a magazine
40,000 readers cannot be pro-
day or a week. So it is im-
this writing to give you a
un-down on what's happening
st moving Legislature. All
rm Bureau officers and di-
)wever, receive my weekly
Round-up" You may se-
Sat your County Farm Bureau
writing me in care of FFBF
headquarters, Apt. B-6, Villa
6 Jackson Bluff Road, Talla-

ireau Grand Cruise
As Exciting Time
bureau cruise members will
choice of duty-free shopping
tion along Charlotte Amalie
n the Exclusive Caribbean
member 21 to December 5.
t is on St. Thomas. Nine
ill be visited. The tour
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e desciptive brochure write
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sident Arthur E. Karst has
say about the Legislative
it pictured above on page

Florida Agriculture, May, 1969

FFBF Field Services Division

Seminole FB recently presented this
oil painting (of a local scene) to Cecil
Tucker, long time county agricultural
agent who is now a farm researcher.
Pictured at the presentation are L to R:
Earl Ziebarth, member FFBF state
board of directors; Ed Parker, Seminole
FB President and Mr. Tucker. FFBF
Field Representative Dennis Emerson
said "in accepting the picture Mr. Tuck-
er expressed his deep appreciation to
Farm Bureau for its aid and assistance
in promoting agricultural growth in
Seminole County.

FW By Ch

Santa Rosa FB's Mrs. Margie Bray,
office secretary, is pictured receiving her
award as the leading FB secretary in
the state for recruitment of new members
and renewals. Santa Rosa's President
Glenn Carlton (right) is seen making
the presentation, with FFBF board
member Richard Finlay observing.
Lafayette FB's President Wayman
Blackshear extends greetings to those
attending the recent district five meet-
ing of County FB Presidents when La-
fayette was host. Pictured are L to R: E.
T. Finlayson, member FFBF board of
directors and immediate past president;
John Finlayson, chairman Jefferson
County FB's finance committee; Her-
bert G. Demott, Jefferson FB president
and Mr. Blackshear (standing).
Taylor FB's board of directors are
pictured here when they met at the
county agent's office in Perry to plan
for the annual picnic. L to R: Ham
Spilman, FFBF field representative; Bill
Ezell, Taylor FB board member; W. M.
Howell, board member; Henry Davis,
county agent; John Shepard, president;
James Phillips, board member; Allie
Boyer, vice president; dnd Ernest
Houck, secretary-treasurer.

Charlotte FB's annual spring meeting
will be held May 15 at the Recreation
Hall in Punta Gorda. A covered dish
supper will be served at 6:00. F. B.
Toussaint, Charlotte President who is
in charge of the meeting said that about
60 members attended the event last year.

Washington FB's Publicity Chairman,
Leon R. Armes, reports that three top
agricultural events are scheduled in that
county this summer. The annual water-
melon festival will be held in Chipley's

aries Blair, director,
eld Services Division

ball park June 21. The day's events in-
clude a parade at 10 a.m.; a free chicken
and rice dinner; the annual beauty con-
test at 6:00 p.m. and the queen's ball
at 9:30. On July 17 the annual tour
of farms and agribusiness in Washing-
ton County leaves Chipley at 1:00 p.m.
A free steak supper will be served in

Madison FB board members are seen
here at a recent meeting to announce
that its membership goal had been
reached. Included are L to R: David
Smith, president; Carlton Hudson,
board member; R. L. Crafton, board
member; E. H. Finlayson, FFBF board
member; and Howell Waring, board

the evening. On August 7 the annual
West Florida Dairy Show will be held
in Chipley.

Pasco FB's Office Secretary Ernestine
Sadler reports that a meat workshop will

Pasco FB's new lighted sign, outside
the county office, is shown here with
Pasco President George James (right)
and Collie Clayton, board member.
The new sign is -designed in the follow-
ing colors: orange, blue and white.
(Editor's note: for information concern-
ing similar signs write Al Alsobrook,
FFBF Director of Information, 4350 SW
13th St., Gainesville).

EHAo C"ur"Y


Broward County's Gordon Banks and Larry Cheshire of
Pompano Beach have perfected an idea which they think will
foil car thieves. Betty Lyda, office secretary for the Broward
FB office in Margate says that the boys conceived the idea
after Larry's car was stolen out of his driveway. They put a


heavy steel rod directly back of the car when it is parked at
night. The rod fits into a holder, sunk into the ground and
fastened with a padlock. The pictures above show the in-
ventors and a close-up of their invention. Parents of both
boys are long-time members of the Farm Bureau.

Short Items of Interest to Rural Youth

Lake County's Philip Kuharske, son
of Mr. and Mrs. M. Kuharske, Route 1,
Groveland, raised an 839 pound steer
and sold it to the Lake County Farm
Bureau for $503.40 recently. (See field
services page for more details and pic-

Daughters of Florida dairymen, in-
terested in competing for the Dairy Prin-
cess title, may write American Dairy
Ass'n. of Florida for details. The ad-
dress is P.O. Box 7854, Orlando 32804.

Sixth grade students participated in
an old fashioned "planting party" at
Hiawassee Elementary School (Orange
County) last month. The students
planted oaks and palm trees and set out
sod to improve the looks of their school
grounds. Commenting, editorially, the
Orlando Sentinel said: "May their kind

grow, flourish and multiply."

Volusia County has a new Boy Scout
camp called "Mitchell Conservation
Park." It is a 480 acre tract in the
western part of the county and given to
scouts by Charles and Gene Mitchell.
The gift stipulates that the site must
remain in its natural state, but can be
used for normal scouting purposes.

Next month the Future Farmers of
Florida will hold their state convention
in Daytona Beach from the 9th through
13th. In July the organization will hold
its annual forestry camp at Camp-

The Highlands County Summer Camp
for 4-H'ers will be held in June at Camp
McQuarrie, in the Ocala National Forest.
(For details contact Edna O. Clarke,

These pictures show Taylor Farm Bureau's youngest members at the recent
picnic held in Perry. At left the children are attending a movie on farm safety;
center at the food table; and at right is little Cindy Mangum and her mother
Linda Mangum. (See field services page and also women's page for more).

office secretary for the Highlands Farm
Bureau in Sebring.)

The annual 4-H Citizenship Short
Course will be held in Washington, D.C.
June 16.
Madison Farm Bureau office secre-
tary, Jackie E. Jones, reports that the
annual 4-H Events Day is being held
at Cherry Lake this month. (Editor's
note: the event takes place at about
same time this issue will be read or
shortly before.)
A youth Horse advisory committee
meeting was held May 6 in Land 0'
Lakes. For details contact Ernestine
Sadler, office secretary, Pasco County
Lake County's Future Farmers of
America Livestock Judging team (repre-
senting Leesburg High School) tied for
first place with Groveland High School at
the Lake County Fair recently. Each
team was awarded a check for $20 by
the Lake County Farm Bureau.

be held May 28 at the Pasco Fair
Grounds in Dade City.


Suwannee FB board is pictured here
during its recent meeting to plan for the
annual picnic. L to R seated: T. J.
Fletcher, Jr., board member; Felton
Hudson, president; Leon J. Gill, Sr.,
service agent; and J. C. Copeland, vice
president. Standing L to R: W. B.
Crews, board member; Bill K. Thomp-
son, board member; Claude Crapps,
III, board member; Clyde M. Harrell,
vice president; Harry Shepherd, board
member; T. I. Dasher, board member;
J. J. Shepherd, board member and
Harry Sheperd's son, a visitor.

Osceola County's annual Silver Spurs
Rodeo is a highlight of the summer sea-
son in that area. 'It will be held July
4, 5 and 6th at the Silver Spurs Arena
outside Kissimmee.

Dade FB's new county office building
will be pictured here next issue.

Gadsden FB's quarterly meeting of its
board was held in Quincy last month.
This picture snapped during the meet-
ing includes: Forrest Davis, FFBF
board member; George Johnson, Gads-
den Service Agent and Max Herrin,
Gadsden president.

Leon FB recently heard a talk by
James N. Luttrell, coordinator of Agri-
cultural programs for the Dept. of Agri-
culture. He stressed need for farmers to
to awaken to the times and be active
in introducing bills for betterment of
Florida agriculture and to participate
through their organization. The meet-
ing was held in the Miccosukee com-
munity hall and a covered dish supper
was served. (See picture on women's
Madison FB's speaker at its recent
quarterly membership meeting was Sgt.
E. E. Anderson, of the Florida High-
way Patrol Public Safety Dept. He
presented a panel board discussion and
instruction on defensive driving. The
meeting was held in Pinetta.

Okaloosa County's annual Old Span-
ish Trail Festival and Rodeo is to be
held in Crestview the 18th through 24th,
according to a report by Dorothy Dod-
son, Okaloosa FB secretary.
St. Lucie County was host last month
to an ARCA TAP (Technical Action
Panel-agricultural representatives) at
the agricultural building in Ft. Pierce.
Attending were representatives from
Martin, Indian River, St. Lucie, Okee-
chobee and Glades County according to
Dorothy Smith, St. Lucie FB office

Orange County's Zellwood area is
the site for the 1969 annual vegetable
field day sponsored by the Central Flor-
ida Experiment Station of Sanford. It
will begin at 1:30 p.m. May 29. For
more information contact Dr. John
Darby at the station. The number is
(Continued on page 17)

Lake FB President Lacy Thomas
(right) is pictured here with Philip
Kuharske and his 839 pound steer which
was purchased recently for $503.40 by
the Lake FB. The sale took place at the
Lake County Livestock auction. Philip
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Kuharske,
route 1, Groveland. (Photo by Sumter
Electric Co-Op and obtained for this
issue by Lake County FB).



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Florida Farm Bureau Federation's TBA Division is pleased to announce the ar-
rival of the all new wide-oval tire made with polyester cord and glass.

These tires are the newest development in the tire industry today. Polyester
cord gives you the quiet ride of rayon and has the strength of nylon with no
annoying "thump". Glass belts keep the tread veins open gives you better trac-
tion and stopping ability. All this plus up to double the mileage of conventional

Check the prices at right and compare. As Farm Bureau members you can
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$22.11 plus taxes
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Mots Sunoco Station
1605 N. W. Sixth Street
Gainesville, Fla. 32601

Funkhouser's Gulf Sta.
P.O. Box 683
Alachua, Fla 32615

Bud's American Station
Glen St. Mary, 32040

Gilbert S. Brown
407 N. Temple Ave.
Starke, Fla., 32091

Taylor Tractor Company
P. 0. Box 6
Mims, Fla., 32754
Jimmy Vickers, Inc.
535 E. Merritt Isl. Cswy.
Merritt Island, Fla. 32952

Boggy Tire Co.
5740 N. Federal Hiway
Ft. Lauderdale 33300
0. K. Tire Store
6455 Penbroke Road
Hollywood, Fla. 33023

Bracewell, Durham Tire
307 West Central Ave.
Blountstown, Fla. 32424

Dorwin S. Pearson
1307 Lemon Street
Punta Gorda 33950

Frank's Truck Stop
Rt. 1, Box 74
Green Cove Spr., 32043
Ivey's Service Station
P.O. Box 511
Green Cove Spr. 32043

Immokalee Tires, Inc.
P. B. Box 988
Immokalee, Fla. 33934

Floyd's Service Station
Box 115
Ft. White, Fla. 32048
Gene Roberts Serv. C.
1125 W. Duval St.
Lake City 32055

Redland's Shell Station
Box 125
Princeton, 33171

Herman's Pure Oil Sta.
44 South Brevard
Arcadia, Fla., 33821

Pinner Oil Company
P. O. Box 156
Cross City, 32628

Duval Farm Bureau
5542 Dunn Avenue
Jacksonville, Fla. 32218

J. W. Gindl
Rt. 2, Box 523
Cantonment, Fla. 32533
Hall's Service Station
Box 69
McDavid, Fla. 36502

Everglades Farm Bureau
Drawer "F"
Belle Glade, Fla. 33430

Water Oak Trading Post
Rt. 1 Box 92-A
Bunnell, Fla. 32010

Fletcher's Service Sta.
Greensboro 32330
Fryer-Thomas Motor
112 E. Jefferson St.
Quincy, Fla., 32351

Gilchrist County FB
P. O. Box 1085
Trenton, Fla., 32693

John Haskins Gulf Sta.
Jasper, Fla., 32052

Buford Long Equipment
Hwy. 17 South
Wauchula, Fla., 33873
Scaffe Truck Stop
Hwy. 17-Box 248
Elowling Green, 33834
Clewiston Oil Co.
641 E. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, Fla., 33440
Wesco Tires, Inc.
Hwy. 29 South
LaBelle, Fla., 33935

Pure Service Center
695 West Jefferson St.
Brooksville, Fla., 33512

Sebring Body Works
507 Maple Avenue
Sebring, Fla., 33870
Crews-Peebles Tractor
Rt. 2, Box 163
Avon Park, Fla., 33825

Ruskin Fuel & Farm Sup.
Shell Rt. Rd., & Hwy. 41
Ruskin, Fla., 33570

Lees Service Station
Rt. 1, Box 396
Dover, Fla., 33527
Hutton's Village Service
Rt. 1, Box 381
O'Dessa, Fla., 33556

Holmes County FB
108 W. Pennsylvania
Bonifay, Fla., 32425

Deloach Brothers
P. O. Box 926
Vero Beach, 32960

Golden Auto Parts
Graceville, 32440
Marianna 0. K. Tire
E. Lafayette Street
Marianna, Fla., 32446
Mikes Texaco Station
Box 211
Malone, Fla., 32445

Jefferson County FB
215 Cherry Street
Monticello, Fla., 32344

Rays Standard Station
P. 0. Box 62
Mayo, Fla., 32066

Leesburg Tire & Battery
Main & 12 Street
Leesburg, Fla., 32748

0. K. Tire Stores
2941 Fowler Street
Ft. Myers, 33901

Crabtree's Garage
Williston, 32696
White Ford Company
Box 453
Chiefland, 32626

Jack Wade
U. S. 90 East
Madison, Fla., 32340

Manatee Farm Bureau
2701 First Street East
Bradenton, 33505

Marion Tire & Battery
208 W. Silver Springs
Ocala, Fla., 32670
Biellings "66" Station
Weirsdale 32695

Agri Service
P. O. Box 37
Indiantown, 33456

Woodside Service Sta.
Rt. 1,
Callahan, Fla., 32011

Ed Helms
Rt. 1, Box 174
Crestview, 32536

Wherrell Oil Company
P. 0. Box 627
Okeechobee, 33472

Farmer's Co-Op Exch.
P. O. Box 13467
Pinecastle, 32809


(A subsidiary of the Florida Farm Bureau Federation)
Kipp Abbott, manager P.O. Box 1213, Gainesville Phone 904-378-2888

Swinson & Son Tires
Rt. 2, Box 135AB
Winter Garden 32787
Tire Engr. of Orlando
615 Ferguson Drive
Orlando, Fla., 32805
Osceola Farm Bureau
P. O. Box 176
Kissimmee, 32741
Pierce Tire Company
60 N. E. 2nd Ave.
Delray Beach 33444
Zip Fuel Co.
1311 North 301
Dade City 33525
Orangewood Tire Sales
510 Arcadia Road
Tarpon Springs, 33589
Land O'Lakes Ser. Sta.
Land O'Lakes 33539
Four Corner's Ser. Sta.
U. S. 19 & Road 686
Clearwater, 33516
North Gate Citgo Ser.
1250 6th Street N. W.
Winter Haven, 33880
Johnson's Standard Sta.
101 N. Scenic Hwy.
Frostproof, 33843
Lloyd Taylor Standard
rlwy. 17 & 92 and 3rd
Haines City, 33844

Smith Brothers Oil Co.
765 W. Main Street
Bartow, Fla., 33830
Fulton-Cole Seed Co.
P. O. Box 98
Alturas, Fla., 33820

Farmer's Market Station
E. Palatka, 32077

Farmer's Supply Co.
Box 757
Hastings, 32045

Lloyd's Citrus Truck
907 Angle Rd.
Ft. Pierce

Santa Rosa Farm Bur.
P. 0. Box 186
Jay, Fla., 32565

Young's Standard Sta.
4411 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, Fla., 33577

R. & E. Tire Co.
Rt. 2, Box 576
Sanford, 32771

New Major Oil Co.
419 S. Main St.
Wildwood, Fla., 30757

Bill Deese "66" Sta.
West Howard Street
Live Oak, 32060

Mrs. H. H. Smith
Rt. 2, Box 392
Perry, Fla., 32347

John L. Shadd
Box 305
Lake Butler, 32054

Boulevard Tire Center
816 South Blvd.
DeLand, 32720

Stevens Distr. Co.
646 N. Dixie H-way
New Smyrna Beach

Homer Harvey
Rt. 1
Crawfordville, 32327

Walton Farm Bureau
North 9th Street
DeFuniak Spr. 32433

Washington Farm Bur.
Highway 90 West
Chipley, Fla., 32428



Winn-Dixie-FB Awards

Deadline for Annual
Scholarships Nears
The annual deadline for submitting
applications in the annual Winn-Dixie
Farm Bureau College scholarship con-
test is approaching. Graduating high
school students, who are sons or daugh-
ters of Florida Farm Bureau members
are again invited to participate as in
the past.

"The short skirts of today reveal
the malnutrition of yesterday".-
Don Herold, 1889.

Departing from New York via Pan
American World Airways is 1969 Maid
of Cotton Cathy Muirhead. She's fash-
ionably attired in a double woven cotton
wrap dress by Tiffeau Busch. Sharing
center stage are a few pieces of her
Skyway luggage that will accompany
her on travels throughout the United
States, Canada, and the Far East.

Summer Short Course offered
for High School Students
A summer course in agriculture will
be held for high school students at the
Colorado State University June 15-28.
Purpose of the program is to orient high
school students in the application of
science to agricultural research and to
acquaint them with opportunities avail-
able in various agricultural research
fields. The program will include illus-
trated lectures, campus and field trip
tours. Students will live in dormitories
and attend classes on the campus six
hours a day. (Editor's note: this pro-
gram is obviously intended for students
in Colorado. If space is available out of
state students may be accepted. For in-
formation and costs write: Dr. W. R.
Thomas, Associate Dean's Office, Col-
kege of Agriculture, Colorado State Uni-
versity, Fort Collins, Colo. 80521).

"How come you're only wearing
one spur?" one cowpoke asked an-
other as they ambled out to the
"Way I figure," came the reply,
"if I can get one side of a horse
running, the other side will too."-
The Lion

4. 4

Application forms may be obtained
from school principals, Coubty Farm Bu-
reau offices or by writing the Florida
Farm Bureau Federation, 4350 SW 13th
St., Gainesville.
Two $1500 scholarships are awarded,
one to a boy and one to a girl. A special
FFBF committee begins consideration of
applicants soon after the current school
year ends and the winners are announc-
ed as quickly as possible.
Funds for the annual scholarship are
provided by the Winn-Dixie Storet
Foundation. More than $35,000 has been
administered in this program since it
began in 1949.
Last year's winners, pictured in the I
right hand column, were Francine Tom-
kow, 18 of Trilby and Paul Strickler, 18
of Alachua. /

Miss Florida Potato Blossom, 1969 is Shelly Burrell, 18, daughter of Mrs. Stan-
bly Burrell, Route 1, Box 13A, Hastings. The new queen is pictured here following
her selection at last month's 8th annual potato festival held at the St. John's County
Fair Grounds near Hastings, Miss Burrell, representing St. Johns County in the
pageant is a senior at the Hastings High School where she has a scholastic average
of A and B. She lives on a potato farm with her mother. Pictured here with the
new queen are: Harris T. Remley (left) representing the Seaboard-Coastline Rail-
road and Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner. Mr. Remley delivered the
principal address at the pageant, speaking on Americanism and Patriotism. Mr.
Connor introduced the queen's court and crowned the new winner. Runners-up were,
Mary Anne Steflik, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Steflik, Rt. 1, Bunnell
and Susan Jones, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Jones, Route 1, East Pal-
atka. (Picture and information courtesy. J. Frank Bush, Farm Bureau service agent
for Putnam and St. Johns Counties).

Florida Agriculture, May, 1969


By Mrs. Marvin Crutchfield, FFBF's Women's Chairman

Japanese women working in the
rice fields each spring spend six
hours a day standing in ice-cold
water. Women do the work be-
cause it is said that men could
not survive the cold."-From Re-
cent Ripley's Believe It or Not.

Here's a delicious new cottage cheese
dessert that will be the hit of any sum-
mer luncheon or dinner, and it's amaz-
ingly easy to do. Two steps are literally
all it takes to prepare this Two-Step
Fruit Glazed Cheese Pie. First, the
filling; second, the luscious glaze. The
result is somewhat like a cheese cake,
with a creamy cottage cheese filling in
a crumb crust with a fancy topping.
There's no baking required, just freeze
it and serve. For a free copy of the
above recipe write Food Editor, Florida
Agriculture, 4350 SW 13th St., Gaines-

Reports are coming in that really
make me proud of Farm Bureau women.
These reports show that you are partici-
pating in our programs.
The letters and survey sheets for our
citizenship brochure have been very re-
School officials contacted have been
pleased with our efforts and they will
co-operate with us.
Our citizenship chairman has sent a
list of suggestions on this subject. They
cover such a wide area that we all can
use some of them.
Our district number 2 sponsored a
"Respect for Law Day" in Marianna on
April 25. Mrs. Davis Taylor of Grace-
ville is chairman of that district. She
and I met with that county's circuit
judge and he was delighted that we are
working on this needed program. We
also saw the school superintendent who
was also pleased so much he wrote to
all high school principals asking them
to let the leaders of every organization
attend the above meeting, held in the
Mariana court house.
The Marianna Jaycees sent out invi-
tations and helped us sponsor the meet-
ing. We felt that we had never talked
before to men that were so interested.
They said that they had talked about
our program but had not done anything
and were happy that we started it.
A similar meeting is planned for Pan-
ama City where I live. Also district
three, with Mrs. Ida Armes, of Caryville
as chairman, has something planned.
Other districts holding similar meetings
are urged to write to me so I can report
them. Write to me or to Mrs. Davis
Taylor at Graceville. We want to pass
the word along for other districts to copy
and report your activities in this column.
Many of our youth are coming forward
and standing up for "Law and Order."
Let us show them that we are behind
them all the way.-Jessie Ann Crutch-

First woman ever to present a paper
at the University of Florida's annual
beef cattle short course is Mrs. Jeanette
Chitty of Micanopy's Stardust Ranch
(Alachua County). The paper was pre-
sented at the course held earlier this
month. Here Mrs. Chitty shows a pure-
bred Angus from her herd to W. P.
"Bill" Baker (left) president of the
Alachua Cattlemen's Ass'n and Dr. T.
J. Cunha of the University.

"Summer Time-Savers with Fresh and
Refreshing Dairy Foods" is the Amer-
ican Dairy Association's theme for June
Dairy Month 1969. The month-long
event spotlights all dairy foods-milk,
ice cream, butter, cheese, cottage cheese,
sour cream-and launches an all-summer
series of special product promotions.
Ice cream will be featured in July,
Mixed-Up Milk, in July and August,
and The Butter Way to Barbecue in
July and August.

"A woman's guess is much more
accurate than a man's certainty".
-Rudyard Kiping, 1865.

Roller curlers, especially the kind with
brushes, can put oil and soil right back
into clean hair. Fill the washbasin with
sudsy water, and give the curlers a clean-
ing now and then, right along with your
comb and brush. Don't forget to clean
the comb in your purse, too.

DOES the food in your refrigerator
smell like soap? The USDA suggests
the next time you defrost, wash the in-
side with a mixture of two tablespoons
of baking soda in a quarter of warm
water. Soda water removes odors.
Soaps and detergents leave an odor.
Rub hard-to-clean spots with dry soda.
For the outside, use a white liquid wax.
This makes it easier to clean and it
stays clean longer.

Editor's Note: Women readers who
like to shop in foreign ports may be in-
terested in an item on page 7 about the
FFBF Caribbean Cruise.

Florida Agriculture, May, 1969

Leon County's recent membership
meeting held in Miccosukee heard a re-
port on the annual women's workshop
conducted at the FFBF's office building
in Gainesville. Mrs. C. C. Sellars, Talla-
hassee, district four women's chairman,
is pictured here making the report. She
said that the need is great for women of
FFBF to cooperate in the total program
and also at the county level for law and
order. (See Mrs. Crutchfield's article.)


A forthcoming issue of this magazine will feature home recipes-handed
down from one generation to the next. Most will be originals and never before
in print.
Readers are invited to send copies of recipes which have been in their
families over a period of years. Names and addresses of those contributing
recipes accepted for publication will be published; and in addition (as a reward
to the successful cooks) as many as 10 copies of the issue will be mailed free
of charge to anyone designated, anywhere in continental U.S. Each will go out
in an envelope with a letter which calls attention to a particular recipe).
Send your recipes to Food Editor, Florida Agriculture, 4350 S.W. 13th St.,
Gainesville, Florida.


Taylor County's annual picnic held
at Perry last month featured "A bounti-
ful feast" according to a field represen-
tative's report. Pictured here are three
women helping prepare the "feast."
L to R: Mrs. Margaret Morgan, Mrs.
Helen Houck and Mrs. John Shepard.
(See item on Field Service page for more
details, and also the youth page for par-
ticipation by Taylor's youngest mem-

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Printed Pattern 9208:
NEW Half Sizes 101/2,
12/2, 141/2, 16/2, 181/2,
201/2, 22/2. Size 14/2
(bust 37) takes 41/4 yds.

It's the ZIG-ZAG line
swerving down to one
hip that does the most
slenderizing things for
half-size figures. Makes
you look inches taller,
Printed Pattern 9285:
NEW Half Sizes 10/2,
122, 14/2, 161/2, 18/2,
201/2. Size 141/2 (bust
37) takes 3 yds. 35-in.

Madison FB's quarterly membership
meeting held in the Pinetta school last
month featured a home cooked dinner.
This picture, snapped by Ham Spilman,
FFBF Field Representative shows ac-
tivity in the kitchen just before serving.
L to R: Mrs. Mildred Day, women's
chairman and Mrs. Jackie Jones, secre-
tary-treasurer. See report on Field
Service page for other details of the

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burning; or burning of brush and wood-
land clearings. Twenty-six FB mem-
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served that the pollution control mem-
bers left the meeting with a much clearer
understanding of the agricultural needs
and the importance of agriculture in the
The Indian River Farm Bureau of-
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Community Center starting at 10 a.m.
There will be election of officers and di-
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Florida Citrus Mutual, district 5, will
elect directors. Still another meeting
follows. Indian River growers will elect
members and alternates who will be ap-
proved by the U. S. Secretary of Ag-
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By Bobby Bennett, Director
FFBF Records Department

The Orange County Farm Bureau
Board of Directors recently invited me
to meet with them and discuss the
Farm Bureau data processed record
which they are using.
A number of the county Farm Bu-
reaus are taking advantage of this
computer processed record service to
furnish them with the financial rec-
ords they need. The FFBF offers an
easy to use, economical method of
providing these counties with month-
ly profit or loss and other necessary
financial statements. A copy of this
record is available to each director
at their regular monthly meeting.
It is not too late to put your farm-
ing operation on this data processing
record service for 1969. I will be
glad to assist you in getting your
records organized for data processing
and pick up the information for the
prior months of this year. Even
though tax deadlines are nearly a
year away for most people; this is
the time to act so that the preparation
of your 1969 return will be easier.
If you would like additional in-
formation either for your county
Farm Bureau or for individual farms
please write or call me at the
Florida Farm Bureau Office, 4350
S.W. 13th Street, Gainesville, phone
number 378-1321.

Highland FB's Office Secretary re-
ports that the annual South Florida Cit-
rus Institute will be held June 3 and 4
at Camp Cloverleaf near Lake Placid.
Additional information may be obtained
by calling Bud Harris at 385-0945.

Last year, for the first time, consump-
tion of man-made fibers in the U.S. ex-
ceeded that of natural. A total of 5 bil-
lion pounds of rayon, acetate, nylon,
polyester, acrylic, olefin and glass fibers
was used in the nation last year. This
compared with 4.24 billion pounds of
cotton and about 330 million pounds of
wool and 2.25 million pounds of silk for
a total of 4.57 billion pounds of natural
fibers. Until 1967 cotton was king of
textile fibers, a position it has held for
more than 100 years.

Longevity of farm animals compared
with those living in wild states are com-
pared as follows: cow, 9-12 (25*) ewe,
12 (16); goat, 12 (17); mare, 20-25
(50); rabbit, 6-8 (15); sow, 10 (22);
chicken, 7-8 (14); duck, 10 (15); bear,
15-20 (36); deer, 10-15 (26); squirrel,
8-9 (15); wolf, 10-12 (16); lion, 10 (29)
and elephant, 30-40 (98). *numbers in
parenthesis denote approximate oldest
on record. (From American Museum
of Natural History)

Florida Agriculture, May, 1969

The President's Message

By Arthur E. (Art) Karst, Vero Beach
President, Florida Farm Bureau Federation

Florida Farm Bureau was happy,
recently, to have hosted a breakfast
in Tallahassee for members of the
legislature and the Cabinet. This
occasion gave many Legislators, es-
pecially from the urban areas, a
chance to learn that Farm Bureau
is people, and not just some nebu-
lous, self seeking, unidentifiable
list of names. The breakfast was
attended by the FFBF Board of
Directors who acted as hosts. Lat-
er in the morning, the Board con-
vened for the regular quarterly
board meeting. (See breakfast pic-
ture on page 6.)

As probably most of our mem-
bers already know, by now, we have
obtained the services of Jack Lynn,
who has for many years directed the
AFBF legislative activities in Wash-
ington, D.C. as our executive vice
president. I'm sure this appoint-
ment will meet with the enthusias-
tic approval of all our members.
(See page 3.)

Our legislative liaison representa-
tives in Tallahassee, Tom McClane
and Al Alsobrook, are doing a splen-
did job in informing the Legislature
of Farm Bureau recommendations,
and keeping our state and county
leadership abreast of legislative

This has been a difficult session

A farmer, tired of so many hunt-
ers shooting his cows by mistake,
painted the word "COW" in big
letters on the sides of all his cows.
He even painted "COW" on the
side of his bull. When a neighbor
noticed this, he asked, "Why on
earth did you do that?" The farm-
er said, "Well, there's just no point
in confusing these city slickers."-
Miss. Educ. Advance

of the Legislature with which to
work. The urbanization of the leg-
islature has brought a much more
liberally minded group of legislators
together. Many of them have not
been in Florida for very long, so
find problems in understanding the
variance in the economic and social
problems of such wide variance as
we have in Florida.

This makes our job in presenting
agriculture's recommendations a
harder task. It is difficult for us,
for instance, to see equity in the
saddling of agricultural producers
with the cost of inspections of food
and fiber at the consumer level, and
for consumer protection, while at
the same time petroleum producers
or distributors do not underwrite
the cost of checking gasoline pumps
for volume accuracy, or gasoline for
octane rating, or whiskey producers
for checking "proof" in the liquor
sold in bars.

One could gather quite a list of
consumer protection inspection
costs which are paid from general
revenue. We shall continue to try
to show the inequity of singling out
agricultural producers in the appli-
cation of consumer inspection fees.

Our citrus committee did a good
job in urging the legislature's reor-
ganization committee to maintain
the Citrus Commission as a separ-
ate governmental entity. Determ-
inations are now being made by the
committee and key members of the
legislature as to the advisability of
introducing bills to implement other
recommendations of the citrus com-

These decisions will be made
either with or without the concur-

18 Florida Agriculture, May, 1969

Jacksonville. WFGA TV, first
Monday each month at 6:45 a.m.
Orlando. WFTV TV. Every
Third Sunday, from 2 to 2 p.m.

rence of one or two self appointed
"spokesmen" for the citrus indus-
try. Farm Bureau will continue to
work for the best interests of the
"whole" citrus industry, and not
just one or two select groups.

As we are so deeply interested
and involved with state problems,
especially during a legislative ses-
sion, we are also being represented
at the national level by the AFBF.
So we see Farm Bureau is busy on
all fronts. Good results necessitate
strong membership participation.
Let's get the job done.


"Inflation is the major concern of
most people today, next to the war
in Viet Nam, and it is due largely
to government deficit spending.
"The only way to halt inflation is
to make drastic cuts in federal ex-
penditures, even though some may
be painful.
"It's time for Congress to recog-
nize that the American taxpayer has
had it. From 1965 to the present,
the federal budget has increased
from $100 billion to former Presi-
dent Johnson's proposed budget of
$196.9 billion.
"Inflation takes away the prom-
ised benefits and government hand-
outs as fast as they materialize.
"Inflation is a cruel tax on re-
tired people, those with low incomes
and businesses such as farming
which cannot automatically increase
prices as costs go up.
"It is now apparent that the 'new
economics' is a 'bust'. Despite high
employment levels, high wages and
big profits the nation is plagued
with unrest and discontent."
-Excerpts from a recent address by
Charles B. Shuman, AFBF president.

Continued from page 4
bacco, $32 million. (Figures are from
the Federal-State Livestock and Crop
Reporting Service and are for the year
1966, latest official records).

At Louisiana State, we hear, they're
busy designing a thing that will convert
material like corn cobs, grass, and that
kind of indigestible stuff, into a high-
protein food. The thing works on the
same principle, apparently, as a cow-
only it will do it more efficiently. Not
better, necessarily, but more efficiently.
Actually, it's a device to grow cellulose-
fed micro-organisms under controlled
conditions-which is just what a cow
does-but it doesn't seem likely to put
the cows out of business for some little
time. For one thing, the protein it pro-
duces so efficiently doesn't look like
either milk or beef-and it tastes some-
thing rather like egg yolk, to boot.
Which just goes to show, as we've said,
efficiency isn't everything.-From New
England Farm Finance News.

$10,000 is still being offered for a pure
white marigold, 21/2 inches or more
across, by W. Atlee Burpee Company.
Anyone finding a pure white in their
garden are advised to write at once for
details to W. Atlee Burpee Company,
Box 6878, Philadelphia, Pa. 19132.

Tomato growers may secure free cop-
ies of a recent report entitled: "Develop-
ment of Harvester Components for Re-
duction of Damage to Fresh Market To-
matoes." Requests should go to W.
W. Deen, Jr., ass't. Agricultural Engi-
neer, Everglades Experiment Station,
Box A, Belle Glade, 33430.

A single feeding of crops, trees and
lawns which could nourish plant growth
for up to several years is under active
research. The program is known techni-
cally as encapsulation or coating of fer-
tilizers and special plant foods. The
result is a slow release growth stimu-
lating product. For more information
write K. A. Trotter, Public Relations,
Gulf Oil Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa.

Pig rustlers are causing concern
among farmers in Norwich County, Eng-
land. A recent press report said that
the current trouble "appears to be or-

"Maverick" existed in real life. He
was Samuel Maverick, described as the
most nonconformist rancher on the
Texas ranger. He immigrated to the
Texas frontier in the 1830's and refused
to brand any of his cattle. Hence, an
unbranded, independent person or ani-
mal was tagged a "Maverick." Cur-
rently a car manufacturer has come out
with a new model under the same name.
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