THE STUDENTS OF THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, UNIVERSITY
Spring is for turning the soil, for putting seeds
into the ground. Spring is for setting to action the
plans made when snow covered the fields.
Spring is for youth-and for all who are young
in heart. Give them high purposes and good tools
with which to work, and young and old alike will
do a good job.
Such philosophy applies to farming, particularly
soil conservation farming. Many an experienced,
successful farmer has changed to soil-conserving
methods-and been even more successful. The
young farmer-on the other hand-simply begins
farming the conservation way, because he wants
his land to be good while he's farming it-and good
enough to be worth leaving for someone else when
he's ready to quit farming.
All of us, working together, can make a lot of
soil conservation progress with young farmers-
if we teach them young and teach them well.
JOH DERI OL N LL
THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
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Tuten as pasture representative. Mr. Tuten is a native of Florida, studied at
the Universities of Florida and Pennsylvania and is experienced in diversified
field crops and cattle raising. For over 50 years, The Gulf Fertilizer Company
has devoted its energies to providing growers and farmers with dependable
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SPRING, 1954 PAGE THREE
The Florida College Fca mer
Volume 6, Number 3
Lehman B. Fletcher. ............................ .. Editor
George Montague Edwards .................. Managing Editoi
Ralph Voss.............................. Associate Editor
Julian Webb ......... Editorial Assistants
Jackson Brownlee, ...............
Julian Webb .................................... Poultry
Joe Friedheim........................ Animal Husbandry
Morgan Laffitte .........................Ag. Engineering
Bob Gayvert ............................Ag. Economics
Ed Saunders .................................Agronomy
Darwin Bennett ............................Ag. Education
Wallace Laird.................................. Forestry
Paul Zopf ............... ................. Horticulure
Courtney Stephens ......................Business Manager
Art Duchane......................Asst. Business Manager
Tommy Rowand...................... Circulation Manager
Peggy Hoyt, ................ Circulation Assistants
FACULTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
J. Clyde Driggers ................................ Chairman
Entered as second class mailing matter at the Post Office at University
Station, Gainesville, Florida, December 8, 1938, under an Act of Congress
of 1879. Fifteen cents per copy, fifty cents per year, $1.25 for three years,
$2.00 for five years. Published four times during the year: November,
January, March, and May. Address all correspondence to Florida College
Farmer, Florida Union Building, Gainesville, Florida.
Ag Fair ........ .................................. 6
H appy Birthday ...................................... 8
Ag College Enrollment............................... 9
4-H Rural Youth Conference............................o
Salute to Jeannette Zetrouer Chitty...................... 11
Spring Brings Many 4-H Activities .................... 12
Chick and Egg Show .................................. 1
4-H and FFA Judging Teams............................ 14
Here are the girls that entered the Ag Fair Queen Contest:
From left to right are, Pat Guthrey, Nancy Pelstring, Nancy Dennis,
Joan Jones, Shirley Nichols, Verena Fogel, Shayla Christopher, Jane
Woodrow, Edyne Lurie, Patty Poppell, Shiela Makstein, Gail Corbean.
7rom the Cdltor 's Desl
Spring approaches and the thoughts of seniors in the College
of Agriculture, as in all colleges, turn to graduation. Our
graduating class will be 90 strong. We are hoping that there
will be jobs for all of us and that we will be able to put the
knowledge gained in our four
years here at the University of
Florida to work for the betterment
of the agriculture of this state.
Unfortunately, many of the
graduates find themselves faced
with military service. When it
starts to happen to you, you really
begin to wonder about the ad-
visability of entering college im-
mediately upon graduation from
high school and then having to
enter military service after finish-
ing a four year course. It seems
to me that high school graduates
should strongly consider fulfilling
their liability for military service
before entering college, enabling
them to start work upon gradua-
tion. This is written in retro-
spect, and I am firmly convinced
that it is the best choice.
A DEVIATION IN POLICY
Last Fall, we announced the creation of a regular feature
in which we would salute a leader in Florida agriculture. To
quote from the announcement, "We will choose a man who
has made a definite contribution." This issue certainly ful-
fills the promise of selecting a leader, but it so happens we
have chosen a woman. It is a real pleasure to present Mrs.
Jeannette Zetrouer Chitty to our readers and add our voice to
the many people who are praising the fine work she is doing.
MORE ON THE COVER AND AG FAIR
Probably few people will fail to notice the picture on the cover
of this issue. After studying it, you can well appreciate the
hard task of selecting the Ag. Fair Queen from this group of
In addition to the Queen contest, handled so well by Alpha
Tau Alpha, other parts of the 1953 were equally as good. In
spite of bad weather, the exhibits were visited by thousands.
Each club participating should be commended but we should
like to especially commend the American Society of Agronomy
for their winning display. For a sophomore organization (this
is their second year) they are providing strong competition
for the older clubs.
It would seem that the completion of the construction
planned in the stadium will render it unsatisfactory as a site
for the Ag Fair. We would like to recommend that the fair
be taken to the livestock pavilion. Admittedly, it is some-
what removed from the main campus but it is our prediction
that people will take the trouble to go there if the fair is
worth seeing. It could become a permanent home and offers
many physical advantages over other locations, including the
Your attention to the article in this issue concerning enroll-
ment trends in the College of Agriculture is invited. This is
a very important question; if this college is to grow with the
University, it must not lag behind in number of students.
Though no definite conclusion is possible, the article presents
the background of the problem and makes its predictions on
the available information.
THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
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ALTHOUGH RAIN and cold weather were
the order of the day, the annual Ag
Fair nevertheless played host to thousands
of visitors during its two days of tenure,
Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6.
Held beneath the west stands of Florida
Field, this year's extravaganza once again
drew rave notices for its many outstand-
ing exhibits and displays which depicted
the various College of Agriculture Clubs'
connection with agriculture.
The fair was sponsored by Alpha Zeta,
national agriculture fraternity, and is be-
lieved to be the only such undertaking
handled entirely by students.
Miss Nancy Pelstring of Hollywood,
Florida, reigned as Ag Queen during the
two days of festivities.
The various exhibits were judged on
the basis of educational aspects, originali-
ty, attractiveness and effort. Judges were:
Dr. J. Wayne Rietz, provost for agricul-
ture; Dr. C. V. Noble, Dean of the Col-
lege of Agriculture; Dr. Albert S. Muller,
professor and counselor to Latin Ameri-
can students in agriculture; and Dr.
Joseph R. Beckenbach, associate director,
Agricultural Experiment Station.
The winning exhibit was entered by
the student section of the American
Society of Agronomy, and therein lies a
story by itself. The club is the newest in
the College of Agriculture, having been
organized less than a month ago by com-
bining the Agronomy and Soils clubs.
The ASA blue-ribbon display had as
its theme, "Service to agriculture through
the education of future farmers." The
club prepared two educational exhibits
and one crop demonstration set to be
furnished county agents, 4-H instructors,
vocational agriculture teachers, and others
interested in agricultural youth instruc-
The two exhibits prepared by the club
include a crop seed collection containing
20 grass and o3 legume crop seeds in
individual vials attractively labeled, and
o3 labeled bottles containing the common
plant food carriers of nitrogen, phos-
phorus, potash lime, minor elements and
The crop demonstration offers 36
varieties of seed ready for planting.
Based on a total plot size of 1,800 square
feet, it includes seed of so fall-planted
legumes and inoculants, 16 fall-planted
grasses and miscellaneous crops, 72 pack-
ages of plant food, labels and stakes, a
field plot design and general instruction
Robert D. Woodward, display chair-
man of ASA, received the trophy pre-
sented the winning exhibit at the square
dance Saturday night. The presentation
was made by Courtney Stephens, presi-
dent of Alpha Zeta
The second place exhibit, sponsored by
the Dairy Science club, showed the
amount of feed needed by a champion
milker to produce too gallons of milk in
3o days plus a display of various dairy
products that are the end produce from
that amount of milk. The cow used in
the exhibit was Blonde Lad's Doll, owned
by Steve Simmons. St. Johns County,
grand champion Jersey at the State 4-H
Dairy Show in Orlando.
Thyrsus, horticulture club, finished
third with a display which featured vari-
ous horticulture crops of importance in
Florida, including citrus, ornamental
shrubs and flowers, and vegetables grown
in winter for Northern markets.
Other student organizations with ex-
hibits were: Block and Bridle, Newell
Entomology Society, Poultry Science,
Forestry, American Society of Agriculture
Engineers, 4-H, FFA, College Farmer, and
Lambda Gamma Phi, pre-veterinary
Another highlight of the square dance
was the coronation of Miss Pelstring as
Ag Queen. Miss Pelstring, sponsored by
the Dairy Science club, was awarded a
loving cup by contest chairman James
Edwards. Her court included Miss
Verena Fogel, Gainesville, representing
FFA, and Miss Jane Woodrow, Coral
Gables, representing Block and Bridle.
Other entries in the Ag Queen contest,
sponsored by Alpha Tau Alpha, honorary
professional fraternity of agricultural
education were: Misses Edyne Lurie,
Miami Beach, ASA; JoAnn Jones, Jack-
THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
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Various Agricultural Departments
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Dear FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER:
You'll be twenty-four years old this
month. It hasn't been an easy twenty-
four years, haF it? Since that first edition
in April of 1930 there have been many
ups and downs. The first editor, Arthur
J. Hill and his hard working staff success-
fully carried our magazine through its
first year. The next year, incoming editor,
William Fifield wrote, "THE FLORIDA
COLLEGE FARMER has just completed its
trial run and has proven itself worthy of
existence... It has lived through its
first year and now takes its place in the
College of Agriculture as a permanent
activity." But who could foresee the
years to come bringing suspension due
to financial conditions from 1932 to 1935
and again during the war years?
Through all these troubles, FLORIDA
COLLEGE FARMER, you certainly can't com-
plain of the talent and hard work of
those who nursed you along. Your past
editors and staffs too seem to have
profited from their association with you.
We point with pride to the accomplish-
ments of these fine men:
Arthur M. Hill-head of Arthur Hill
Experiment Laboratory in Vero Beach
William M. Fifield-director of the
Florida Agricultural Experiment Station
William Lofton--member of the faculty
of the Agricultural Education department
J. Russell Henderson-agronomist for
the Florida Agricultural Extension Serv-
William J. Platt-Florida District Agri-
cultural Extension Agent
Lloyd Rhoden-County Agent, Leon
Wilmer Bassett--operates Basset Dairies,
Inc., Monticello, Fla.
Clyde Driggers-Associate Professor of
Poultry Husbandry, University of Fla.
The present staff hopes that this im-
pressive list is an indication of what the
future holds for them and succeeding
After publication was resumed in 1935
under editor Lloyd Rhoden THE FLORIDA
COLLEGE FARMER was changed from a
monthly to a quarterly publication. At
that time Editor Rhoden stated the
purposes of the magazine. He said that
THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER has a five-
(i) It is a connecting link for various
(2) It provides entertainment and in-
formation for its readers.
(3) It serves as an instrument of ex-
pression for students of the College of
(4) It provides training for students.
(5) It serves an educational function
for its readers.
Striving to carry out these purposes,
our magazine includes everything from
By ANNE CAWTHON
informative articles on various phases of
crop and livestock production, to personal
experience stories and jokes. Full cover-
age is given to 4-H. Future Farmers of
America and other agricultural activities
in the State and here on campus.
But what of your present and future,
FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER, as the first
publication by any single college on the
University of Florida campus? Despite
the financial stress and lack of student
support and contributions, your staff feels
that you are improving in every way.
Our magazine compares favorably with
those from other agricultural schools in
the Nation. There is lots of room for
improvement. The possibilities are im-
mense, but we need suggestions and help!
Happy birthday and best wishes to you,
FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER. Our sincere
thanks to all your contributors, advisors
and advertisers past and present who have
given you life.
THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
Ag College Enrollment
Increasing or Decreasing?
by LAWRENCE SHACKLEFORD
THE COLLEGE of Agriculture of the Uni- 1914, and then his master's degree in the of graduates receiving BSA degrees for
versity of Florida has come a long, same field, the past few years. Why have they in-
long way since the graduation of Frank A great number of our County Agri- creased and decreased? What about the
Townsend Wilson of Lakeland, Fla. Mr. culture Agents, Vo Ag teachers, Vet present? Below is the number of grad-
Wilson was the first graduate of the Col- teachers and the various Agriculture spec- uates each year from 1937 to 1950:
lege of Agriculture; majoring in General ialists in the state as well as many promi- Studying the graph below we find a
Agriculture. He received his BSA degree nent rural workers and farmers have slight increase from 1937 to 1941, a de-
in 19o9. graduated from this College of Agricul- crease between 1941 and 1945 and then
Many great men have studied and ture, of which, we are very proud. up again from 1945 to 1950. From 1950
learned since that time. They have In view of the fact that we do have until the present we have witnessed a
learned ways to improve our agricultural an excellent College of Agriculture here drop, then a leveling off. What are the
system that life is so dependent upon. at the University of Florida, a thoughtful factors affecting these fluctuations over
Our well known Director of Agriculture question has been raised-Is there a de- the period of years? Dividing this span
Extension, Mr. H. G. Clayton, was an crease in enrollment and number of grad- of time into periods of increases and de-
early graduate of the College of Agricul- uates annually in the College of Agricul- creases we will discuss the reasons of fluc-
ture here at the University of Florida. ture? In our attempt to answer this ques- tuation of each period.
Mr. Clayton received his BSA degree in tion let's look at the trend in the number Between the years 1937-41 we find a
slight increase in graduates of the College
of Agriculture. The main reason for this
increase is probably due to the increase
360 in population, along with the fact that
we were again on the upgrade after a
340 decline in business or sometimes referred
20 to as the "Hoover years."
The biggest decrease of course came in
300 the period of 1941-45. We may readily
280 guess the number one reason for this de-
crease. Yes, "the war years." The United
260 States recruited every able-bodied Ameri-
240 can in the defense of our country. The
number of graduates reached its lowest
220 point in 1945 of seven graduates. This
was the lowest since 1912.
The period 1945-50, we may refer to as
180 "the silent years" as far as war goes. That
S is the period after World War II and
0 prior to the Korean "police action." Dur-
140 ing this period the College of Agriculture
experienced its greatest increase in en-
120 rollment and. number of graduates in
100 history, reaching its peak during the
1949-50 term. Summer school reached an
8o all high enrollment in 1949 of over
60 3oo students. It is interesting to note
that summer school enrollments during
4o this period 1945-50, was almost equal
those of the regular sessions. Why did
this occur? After World War II was over
33 35 3 39 41 43 45 47 49 51 53 and the GI Bill was set up, many GI's
hurried back to either finish their college
This graph shows the number of graduates from the College of Agriculture by years. education or take advantage of the GI
The information was obtained from the Office of Dean C. V. Noble. (Continued on page 18)
By JULIAN WEBB
W HAT WAS considered the most highly
successful Rural Youth Conference
ever, was held March 26-28, at Florida
State University in Tallahassee. The
conference is an annual event sponsored
jointly each year by the members of
Florida State University and University
of Florida 4-H Clubs. Playing host to
this year's conference was the Florida
State University Collegiate 4-H Club.
On Friday evening the members of the
two clubs journeyed to Camp Seminole
for a Picnic Supper and Informal Get-
Together. The supper was financed and
prepared by McCrory's of Tallahassee
through The Florida Chain Store Coun-
cil, Mr. James E. Gorman, Representative.
Saturday morning forty members were
on hand to open discussions which were
held in the Trophy Room of the F. S. U.
Student Center. Ann Edwards, Past
President of the F. S. U. Collegiate 4-H
Much of the credit for the success of
Rural Youth Conference must be given to
Dr. Sam Neel. Chaplain at F.S.U., who
was the speaker for this year's conference.
Dr. Neel, a former prisoner of war, wove
his discussions around the theme "What
Can I Believe?".
Dr. Neel stated that, "Undisciplined
freedom of any sort is not good". Dr.
Neel pointed out that a person would
not eat what they wanted to, whenever
they wanted to. even if they were free to
do so, because it might prove harmful
or unhealthful. He used a similar
illustration in his discussion of Good and
Bad. He declared, 'That what may be
good for some of us, it might be bad
to others". "Three large meals a day
may be good for a thin person while it
may be harmful to an obese individual."
Dr. Neel continued on to state that,
"truth and freedom are inextricably re-
lated". "Only as one discovers truth and
brings his life into harmony with truth,
can he achieve freedom", he declared.
"As man has learned truths of the
physical world, he has achieved a greater
freedom in travel and communication,
and a greater freedom from disease and
famine. In his spiritual and emotional
life, too, man has found freedom only
as he has discovered those truths which
govern these fields," declared Neel.
Next year's conference will be held at
the University of Florida in Gainesville
in March or April.
A Problem Problematical
By PHIL WILLIAMS
South of Square Root in the land of Wyse
Where they've proved that the sun will rise,
Where prognostication for legislation
Is based on mathematical formulaezation,
They've a problem problematical
That none can analyze,
No matter what's hypothesized!
Baffling Beta and Rigorous Rho
Have very nearly come to blows
In the specification of model zee,
One says it's recursive a priori;
It's a problem problematical
That none can analyze,
No matter what's hypothesized.
Bewilderment spread through the land of Wyse,
So the battling leaders had to decide,
They based their verdict on stochastic activity
With an unbiased coin using Gauss probability:
This problem problematical
That none can analyze
Has now become exogenized!
Florida's 1953 Farm
Cash Receipts Rise,
Most States Lower
FARMING IN Florida yielded somewhat
higher cash receipts last year than in
1951 and 1952, in spite of a downward
trend nationally reported by the Agricul-
tural Marketing Service of the U. S.
Department of Agriculture.
Cash farm receipts in Florida came to
107 percent of 1952 receipts, whereas for
the United States as a whole cash receipts
were down to 96 percent of the '52
U. S. farm operators realized a net
income of 12.8 billion dollars in 1953.
Though this was 5 percent less than the
amount received in 1952 and 13 percent
lower than 1951, it was 4 percent higher
than the postwar low of 1950. Income
in 1951 reflected the sharply increased
demand caused by the Korean emergency.
Total cash receipts in 1953 were lower
than in 1952 in 37 states, and higher in
11 states. The decreases ranged from
less than I percent in North Dakota to
26 percent in Nevada, while increases
ranged from less than i percent in Penn-
sylvania to 20 percent in Mississippi.
Florida's increase of 7 percent placed this
state second to Mississippi in gains regis-
The realized net farm income is ob-
tained by subtracting total estimated
expenses of production from estimated
gross farm income. Changes in inven-
tories and livestock numbers are not
taken into consideration.
HIGH QUALITY beef has a deep red color,
fine grain, an outside covering of creamy
white fat, and is well marbled.
MOST OF Florida-produced milk is sold as
whole milk, and at least 80 percent of
the whole milk sold by Florida dairy
farmers goes to consumers as fluid milk.
IN 1953 the nation's agricultural exports
totalled $2.8 billion.
SOUTHERN OR field peas that are suitable.
for Florida gardens include the Alabama
Crowder, Brown Crowder, Dixie Lee,
Texas Cream 12, and Improved Bush
conch varieties. It is advisable to plant
by early May.
ALYCE CLOVER hay is a good feed for fatten-
THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
This Issue We Salute:
The Story of a Girl's
Dream That Materialized
SShe called t
By RALPH VosS
OUR SALUTE this edition is the story of
a girl's dream that has materialized.
Her dream was a majestic sky castle
surrounded by vast lush pastures filled
with contented black cattle lazily grazing
in grass up to their knees. But as she
grew older she was not contented with a
mere dream. She loved animals with a
passion and her personal choice of the
animal kingdom was Angus cattle. The
fact that other girls played with the
conventional doll had no affect on her.
Even when she had to lead the horse to
the fence to mount him she rode among
her Grandfather's cattle and constantly
insisted on being a "cow-puncher". She
never ceased to amaze her elders. A girl
with a love for cattle was rare indeed.
It was in this atmosphere that Mrs.
Jeannette Zetrouer Chitty spent her child-
hood days. At 16, she was well on her
way to her "Stardust" dream. ("Stardust"
was the name she gave to her dream
ranch.) Jeannette not only won reserve
champion at the Ocala S.E. Fat Stock
Show, but the coveted first place in Show-
manship as well. This was the first the
livestock world saw of Jeannette. But
she really set them on their heels in 1945,
when she won Grand Champion of the
But these honors were not handed to
her on a silver platter. She found by
actual experience, what it was to rise in
the morning while the sun was still
shining on China, feed and groom her
steer before the school bus came. She
discovered the hardships involved in try-
ing to get a steer that is off his feed, to
eat again while precious time is flying by.
All these things she filed in her mind for
In high school Jeannette was cheer-
leader for two years and during her senior
year, she was class president. It has been
said that, "For a little girl, she sure got
In 1945, she persuaded her father to
go into the Angus cattle business with
her as a partner. When the first heifers
arrived from Iowa and New York, it
marked the beginning of "Stardust"
While returning from a visit to the
Chicago International Livestock Show,
she purchased the six year old herd sire
of the University of Ill., Postelmere 5'.
With an outstanding foundation herd and
a new herd sire, Jeannette set out to fill
in the missing links in her childhood
The first triumph came in 1950, when
a daughter of Postelmere 5 was reserve
champion at the Tampa State Fair, and
grand champion at the Webster show.
She also sold the Univ. of Fla. their pres-
ent Angus herd sire. Another recent
accomplishment was the Junior Champi-
on Angus bull at the Tampa State Fair
Until 1950, Jeannette had little in-
terest in things not pertaining to "Star-
dust". But on Nov. 22nd, 1950, Jean-
nette and Henry M. Chitty were united
in matrimony. For the two of them it
was the happiest moment of their lives
and they have been inseparable ever
since. They have made a successful
team. Together they are working hard
to put "Stardust" on an independent
basis. Henry is an Animal Husbandry
graduate from Clemson University.
It was rare enough to see a coed on
the campus of U. of F. in '46 and '47, but
for the same girl to be an Animal Hus-
bandry student was beyond belief. But
Jeannettee didn't mind the puns. She
graduated with a B. S. Degree in Animal
Husbandry in 1947 after only three years
of college life. She was a member of
Phi Kappa Phi, honorary fraternity, and
the Block and Bridle Club. Also, in
1917, she outshowed all men students and
(Continued on page i9)
F OUR-H CLUB work in the State of
Florida reached a peak of successful
activity this Spring. Two of the most
outstanding events of the year for 4-H
Clubbers were recently held at the
Central Florida Exposition in Orlando,
February 22-27. They were the State 4-H
Poultry and Egg Show and Judging Con-
test and the Seventh Annual State 4-H
Winners in the Poultry Show were as
follows: Best Cock in Show, Bill Platt,
Volusia County; Best Hen in Show,
Sandra Dennison, Orange County; Best
Cockerel in Show, Jack Sellards, Orange
County; Best Pullet in Show, Jack
Sellards, Orange County, Best dozen eggs
in Show, Delores Mercer, Duval County,
Best Display by Club Member, Jack
Sellards, Orange County, and Best Pen of
Broilers in Show, John Schroham, Orange
Duval County exhibited the Best to
Dozen Eggs from a County while the Best
io Birds from a County were exhibited
by Orange County.
The winning judging team was the
Orange County Boys' team composed of
Jim Aitken, Hugo Desch, Jimmy Rich,
and Jack Sellards.
The top individual judge was Jack
Sellards, Orange County, who was fol-
lowed closely by Hugo Desch, Orange
County, Florrie Roberts, Manatee Coun-
ty, Jim Aitken, Orange County and
Jimmy Thompson, Dade County, in that
Winner of the $100o.oo Department of
Agriculture Scholarship was Jack Sellards
of Orange County. This scholarship is
presented on the basis of individual's
judging, exhibit, and record book.
The new 4-H Dairy Show Barn and
show ring at the Central Florida Exposi-
tion provided a comfortable place for the
largest and most keenly competed State
4-H Dairy Show to date. Twenty-one
counties from all areas of the state were
represented. The Central Florida Ex-
position and the State Department of
Agriculture provided a combined tqtal of
S2500 in premiums.
Animal Husbandry Prof: "If you lead
a donkey to a pail of water and a pail of
beer. which will he drink?"
Student: "The water."
Professor: "That's right. Why?"
Student: "Because he's an ass."
FOREST TREES were planted on a record
715,548 acres last year in the United
States, 37 percent more than in 1952.
Chick and Egg Show Has Theme
"To Produce More in '54"
By JIULIAN WEELB
XTREMELY ADVERSE weather conditions
failed to hinder the enthusiasm and
success of the Poultry Science Club as
they presented the '954 version of the
Florida Baby Chick, Poult and Egg
Poultrymen from all parts of the state
were present to inspect the entries which
represented many of the leading poultry-
men throughout the state of Florida.
The show was held March 5 and 6,
in conjunction with the Annual Agricul-
The purpose of the show is to stimulate
interest in and encourage production of
higher quality poultry and poultry
products, and to provide instructive and
educational features which will benefit
both the poultryman and the consumer.
The theme of this year's show can
easily be presented in the challenge issued
by Poultry Science President, Herman
Jones, to the poultrymen of the state,
"To Produce More in '54".
Jones was General Chairman of this
year's show and was very capably assisted
by Richard Karau, Chairman of the Chick
Show, and Art Duchaine, Chairman of
the Egg Show.
There were three divisions of the Egg
Show: Open, F.F.A., and Collegiate.
Winners in the Open Show which was
open to anyone in the state were as fol-
lows: Extra large White, A. B. Thompson,
Tallahassee, Extra large Brown, Roy
Darby, Chiefland, Large White, W. C.
Cushman, Gainesville, Large Brown,
August Leschak, Summerfield.
The Champion dozen eggs of the
Open Show was shown by W. C. Cushman
In the collegiate Show which was open
to University students, the winners were:
Extra large White, Bill Burger, Extra
Large Brown, Robert Neil, Large White,
Dick Noles, Large Brown, Stephen Mc-
Call. The Collegiate Champion dozen
was shown by Dick Noles.
In F.F.A. competition the Best Exhibit
of Four Dozen Eggs was shown by the
Melrose Chapter, Edward Allen, Advisor.
W. C. Cushman of Gainesville, had the
Grand Champion Dozen Eggs of the
Judges for the Egg Show were: Mr. F.
W. Risher, Poultry and Egg Marketing
Specialist, Jacksonville, Fla., Mr. Thomas
Mullin, Director, Poultry and Egg Inspec-
tion Division Tallahassee, Fla, Mr. O.
D. Davis, Poultry and Egg Inspector,
Dept. of Agriculture, Gainesville, Fla.,
Mr. D. L. Smith, Poultry and Egg In-
spector, Dept. of Agriculture, Orlando,
Winners in the chick show which was
divided into fve classes were: S. C. White
Leghorns, Oakcrest Poultry Farm, Jack-
sonville, Fla., New Hampshires, Wright's
Farm and Hatchery. Dinsmore, Fla.;
White Plymouth Rocks. Oakcrest Poultry
Farm, Jacksonville, Fla.; Miscellaneous
Class, Oakcrest Poultry Farm, Jackson-
In the Poult division the winners were:
Best entry of Bronze Poults, Norman Ott,
Homestead, Fla., Best entry of Beltsville
White Poults Bischoff Turkey Farm and
Hatchery, Tampa, Fla.
The Grand Prize for the best entry of
chicks went to Wright's Poultry Farm
and Hatchery, Dinsmore, Fla.
The Grand Prize for the best entry of
poults went to Bischoff Turkey Farm and
Hatchery, Tampa, Fla.
Judges for the Chick and Poult Show
were: Dr. D. C. Gillis, Administrator
N.P.I.P., State Livestock Board, Talla-
hassee, Florida, Mr. W. E. VanLanding-
ham, R.O.P. and Hatchery Inspector,
State Livestock Board, Tallahassee, Fla.,
Mr. J. S. Moore, Extension Poultryman,
University of Florida. Gainesville, Fla.
Trophies were awarded to each of the
Grand Prize Winners at the afternoon
program in which the winners were an-
nounced. Awards were also presented to
the Hon. Nathan Mayo, Commissioner
of Agriculture, and to Mr. Earl W.
Brown, President of the Florida Chamber
of Commerce, for their outstanding work
in the promotion of the poultry industry
in the State of Florida.
Another feature of the show was
"Casey at the bat". "Casey", a hen, was
trained to perk a release controlling an
electric circuit which automatically batted
a rubber ball through a miniature base-
ball diamond. If the ball hit the back
wall of the diamond feed was released
so that the bird may eat. When the bird
became hungry again she pecked the
release and the process was repeated.
FARMER COOPERATIVES in the United
States now have a membership of 7,400,-
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ago and a record high.
THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
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When tractors replaced work animals on farms it
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behind the source of power in the traditional man-
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without question. Today, the trend is toward
With the development of hydraulic systems, it
became obvious that there were many advantages
in mounting plows and similar implements directly
on the tractor, eliminating extra wheels and frames
. thereby lowering the cost of the implement.
In doing so, however, it was apparent that new
engineering problems were involved if the full
potential of tractors and mounted tools was to be
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makes changing implements a matter of seconds.
Yes mounted implements have come of age, for a
significant advancement in the efficiency of power
Model CA Tractor lifts hydraulically to
cross grassed waterway.
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Well over 100 FFA judging teams competed at the Florida State Fair-and Summerfield
and Ocala teams won in beef and swine judging, and dairy judging respectively. Going
to Kansas City next fall as Florida's official representatives are the standing team,
left to right: FFA Executive Secretary Al Cox, and Adviser Sam Love, Larry Holder,
Rodney Buchalla and Perry Smith, all of Summnerfield; Seated is the Ocala team which
will go to Waterloo, Iowa, left to right, Adviser M. C. Roche, Carl Magee, Duncan
Vright, Mickey McGee.
Ocala, Summerfield Win
FFA State Fair Judging...
THE SUMMERFIELD FFA Chapter Livestock
judging team walked off with the title of
state champions in judging livestock at
the recent Florida State Fair in Tampa
and, as a result, the three-man team
coached by Sam Love will represent Floi
ida in national competition next October.
The Summerfield team is composed of
Rodney Buchalla, Larry Holder and
Perry Smith, all 15 years of age and ninth
grade students in the Summerfield High
School, where they are taught vocational
agriculture by Love.
In the contest at Tampa, 115 teams of
three students per team judged two
classes of swine, beef and dairy cattle.
Out of a possible i8oo points the Sum-
merfield team scored a total of 1323.
For being the state champions, they
receive the new rotating trophy presented
by the Florida State Fair, as the old tro-
phy was retired last .year by the Bartow
FFA Chapter after it had been in com-
petition for 25 years. Summerfield also
received $30 for their first place award
from the Florida State Department of
For amassing 940 points out of 1200 in
beef cattle and swine judging they will
represent Florida in national competi-
tion next October at the American Royal
Livestock Show in Kansas City, Missouri.
Nathan Mayo, state commissioner of agri-
culture, presented the team $350 to en-
able it to represent Florida at the Kansas
The second place team at Tampa and
winner of $25 in prize money was the
Umatilla FFA livestock judging team.
Third place and $20 went to the Winter
Garden chapter, and the Ocala chapter
won fourth place and $15.
The Ocala FFA livestock judging team
compiled 488 points out of a possible 6oo
to win the dairy cattle title and will
represent Florida in competition at the
National Dairy Congress in Waterloo,
Iowa, next October. This team is com-
posed of Mickey McGee, Duncan Wright
and Carl Magee, all students of vocational
agriculture in the Ocala High School
under M. C. Roche, teacher and local
Hints to the Wise!
As INFERTILE eggs keep better than fer-
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out of the flock that is laying eggs for
market. Unless hatching eggs are
wanted, there should be no rooster with
the laying flock.
APPLICATION OF 200 to 300 pounds of
o-8-24 fertilizer per acre in early spring
should stimulate growth and increase
yields of clover pastures.
WHEN PIGS are two weeks old, extra feed
should be provided for them in the
creep. Rolled oats and shelled or
cracked corn are good for this purpose.
A good commercial pellet starter is suit-
able also. Finely ground feeds are not
relished as much as coarser feeds by pigs,
so thev should be avoided.
THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
can't seem to collectivize
hands that touch the soil
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Behind the iron curtain today a lot of commissars are
saying, 3TO IIOCJIE1LUlqq KAIl.I" We would
say, "That's the last straw!"
You see, it has been the commissar's job to "collectivize"
the farmers ... to put the state between the man and the
land. But, reports tell us, the collectivizing job is going
badly. The muzhiks (little farmers) and the kulaks (big
farmers) are just not falling in line.
Even in curtain countries, folks who live by the land
have inherited the freedom of the soil. The knowledge
that a man should be free to make his own decisions
seems to rise from the furrows to make its indelible mark.
Throughout history, serfdom has never produced good
farmers. That's easy enough to understand ...
Can you imagine a farmer who no longer makes his own
decisions letting the moist, spring-warmed earth fall
through his fingers? Can you picture a state-controlled
farmer rubbing out kernels of wheat in the palm of his
hand... blowing away the chaff and sampling the grain?
Can you see a party farmer terracing his land, seeding
waterways, or walking through the "south 40" with his
sons? Can you picture such a farmer buying Modern
Machines to boost his production and better his lot, or
a farm-equipment dealer playing a prominent part in
community affairs, taking a real interest in modern
It takes free men to work the soil!
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Heliothis armigera (Hbn.)
A major cotton pest, the newly hatched boll-
worm feeds on leaves and then attacks squares
and bolls. Greatest loss is caused by tunneling
into and destroying bolls. Color varies from
pink, green, to almost black. The full-grown
worm is about 1 inches long. The female
lays about 1,000 eggs, particularly on growing
tips, squares and bolls.
This leafhopper is one of the alfalfa producer's
greatest enemies because all stages of the pest
suck juices from alfalfa plants, stunting growth
and reducing yield. They are also the cause of
"hopper burn" on potatoes. A tiny, pale-
greenish insect, this leafhopper is not found
in Northern states during winter, probably
flying in from the South, where they breed
during the entire year.
For full-color booklets showing
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Pseudaletia unipuncta (Haw.)
and Laphygma frugiperda (A. & S.)
Armyworms are a major pest of cereal
and forage crops, their damage some-
times totaling millions of dollars. Army-
worm invasions commonly follow cold,
wet springs. The tiny, newly hatched
caterpillars feed near the ground. Fully
grown, they have enormous appetites,
the noise of their feeding making a
rustling sound in the fields.
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(Continued from page 9)
Bill in getting a college education. Many
of these men were married or getting into
the years, therefore they decided to go
straight through school, including sum-
mer sessions. Therefore we find this
enormous increase is due to the return
of the GI's and government aid, the GI
Bill. Another factor affecting this in-
crease is the increase in population.
The last period in this span of time
is from the peak, 1950, until the present.
As we have showed you 1950 was the
peak in the number of students graduat-
ing and then a decrease in graduates of
approximately 40% the very next year.
The answer to that is simply that the
"war mass" starting in 1945-46 graduated
in 1949-50. In 1951 we were returning to
normal again and have been on a level
since that time. The question may be
raised about Korean vets. Yes, we have
many Korean vets but they did not enroll
in masses like those following World
Thus far, we have been considering
those people working for and receiving
BSA degrees. Now let's briefly look into
the enrollment of graduate school in
Agriculture. Until 1952, anyone doing
graduate work in Agriculture or any field,
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul;
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for
his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou prepares a table before me in the presence
of mine enemies:
Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all
the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
registered in graduate school and Dr.
L. E. Grinter, Dean of graduate school
was their only Dean. All their records
were kept by Dr. Grinter's office and the
students directed their problems to him.
Since 1952 this system has been revised
and the records of the graduate students
are still kept in Dr. Grinter's office but
a copy is also kept in the College the
student is in. For example, a graduate
student in Agriculture now registers in
the College of Agriculture, a copy of his
records is kept in the College of Agricul-
ture and he will contact Dr. C. V. Noble,
Dean of the College of Agriculture, when
a problem in his work arises.
Frankly we do not know the reason for
:his, but our guess is because of the in-
creased enrollment in graduate school
from the various Colleges. There is cer-
tainly an increase of enrollment in grad-
uate school of Agriculture. Records for
the current year show 127 enrolled in
Agriculture graduate school. Why is
there such an increase? First of all it's
the "crying need for higher education."
Turning back the pages of history we
can see where that one time, if a person
had an elementary education he could
get a good job-at fairly high wages.
Then it rose to a high school standard
and in recent years a college education.
and now because of the increase in the
need of technical skills in this "educated
era" many are seeking master's degrees
or even Doctorate degrees. Another fac-
tor is the number of Korean vets who
already have their BSA degrees returning
to school to further their education.
Is enrollment in the College of Agri-
culture really decreasing or increasing?
We think it is definitely increasing in
undergraduate and graduate work, we
think that before too long the normal
enrollment of the College of Agriculture
will equal that of the "peak years" fol-
lowing World War II. We base this
prediction upon the following facts and
assumptions: (1) a continued increase in
population, (2) continuation of educa-
tion seekers in an "educational era," (3)
the new Agriculture building and in-
creased facilities to attract out-of-state
students as well as home-state students.
No matter what the trend may be we
must keep in mind that "agriculture is
the backbone of our nation" and educa-
tion is an important means in improving
it. We think this is realized in our in-
crease in enrollment in the College of
INCREASED DEMAND for high protein feeds
for animals has resulted in a marked
reduction in amounts of cottonseed meal,
fish scrap, and good tankages used for
THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
(Continued from page II)
won Grand Championship Showmanship
Award in the Little International Live-
stock Show sponsored by Block and
Bridle. She was a judge of the same
show a year later.
Financing a young, growing ranch re-
quires a good business mind. Jeannette
has helped meet the bills by teaching
Veterans Vocational Agriculture since
1947. She is the only woman agriculture
teacher in Florida. Henry Chitty ope-
rates a men's clothing store in Gainesville
from which a bulk of the profits are also
invested in "Stardust".
Jeannette added another first to her
credit when she was named superin-
tendent of the beef cattle barn at the
Florida State Fair and has filled that
position for the past two years.
One may gather from this article that
she is the most popular woman in the
field of agriculture in the state of Florida.
The reason for this not only lies in her
abilities but her personality as well.
Jeannette's smile has been her hallmark
since the first time she stepped into a
showing. Even cattle feel at home
around her. Her soft, kindly voice and
easy manner wins their confidence almost
immediately. This accounts for her many
firsts in showmanship classes and will play
a large part in the success of "Stardust".
Their future plans for "Stardust" in-
clude additions to their purebred Angus
herd, sale of their grade herd, enlarging
and improving their pastures, and the
completion of a rambling ranch style
home. Last summer's vacation was spent
planting Pangola and Pensacola Bahia
grass. Upon the death of Postelmere 5'
the Chittys purchased a Georgia-bred
bull, Lorraine Eileenmere 118, now two
years old. There are high hopes that he
will be a heavy contributor to Stardust.
"This new home," Jeannette says, "is
something I have wanted all my life. It
has been one of the big missing links in
my dream ranch."
With two people of this caliber work-
ing as a team, there is no set limit to
their success. It is an unbeatable combi-
nation that may well jar the very founda-
tions of the beef industry. You are
destined to see many Champions of the
Stardust Ranch in showrings throughout
the South and the prices will run high,
for if it's Stardust, it's got to be good.
TAVARES, FLA.-Three kinds of pines-
longleaf, slash, and Sanderegger-were
planted in a demonstration tract at Asta-
tula by the Lake County forestry com-
mittee recently, County Agent R. E.
Norris reports. Mr. Norris is chairman
of the committee, which includes Soil
Conservation Service, U. S. Forest Service,
and Florida Forest Service workers.
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Cow College Clips
By CHARLES SONNEBORN
A EcONOMICs CLUB honored Dr. John
D. Black, Harvard professor of Agri-
cultural Economics, at club's first annual
banquet...installed Lehman Fletcher,
president; Ernest Brown, veep; Bill Bur-
ger, Sec.-treas.; and Lowell Teal, re-
porter...ALPHA ZETA still reaping praise
over best Ag Fair even without weather-
man's support...initiated Dr. Darrell Mc-
Cloud as an associate member...second
semester pledge class to be biggest in
many years... AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AGRON-
OMY still gloating over Fair award...elect
Bob Wallis, prexy; Dick Woodward, vice-
president; Bill Burger, scribe; Arthur
Sweat, treasurer; Charles Sonneborn, pub-
lic relations head... big affair coming up
soon with students and faculty.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF Ao ENGINEERS at-
tended the annual state ASAE meeting in
Jacksonville.. .club membership at an all-
time high of twenty-eight.
CAMPUS POLITICS find Bob Freeman,
Larry Shakelford, and Bob Woodward
running against Charles Collins, Arthur
Kenfroe, and Phil O'Berry...ALL
SENIORS are out job hunting...and trying
to avoid their Uncle's pointed finger...
good luck...4-PoINTERS...only two last
semester says Miss Wise...the brains are
...Carlos Fernandez and Leon Garrard.
Dm You KNow...Ralph White having
a time with Taxonomy, Plant Physiology,
and Qualitative Analysis...Ed Saunders
is Historian of Phi Delta Theta...Alpha
Gamma Rho prexy is Pete Howell...Ag
Ec courses are pleasanter without Lauch-
Professor John R. Greenmen SAID IT...
professors are those who tell the students
what to avoid that they themselves avoid
by becoming professors.
Seedsmen's Journal Names G.
E. Ritchey"Man of the Month"
GEORGE E. RITCHEY, agronomist in charge
of the Suwannee Valley Experiment Sta-
tion at Live Oak, Fla., has been named
Man-of-the-Month by Seedsmen's Digest
While at the main station in Gaines-
ville from 1927 to 1950, Mr. Ritchey was
largely responsible for the introduction
of hairy indigo, bitter blue lupine, bitter
and sweet lupine, Pangola grass and
African squash into the agriculture of
Florida and the Southeast. He was in
charge of the plant introduction gardens
of the Florida Agricultural Experiment
Station and United States Department of
Agriculture at Gainesville from 1920 to
He is co-author of Farmers' Bulletin
1946, Lupines, New Legumes for the
South, and author of Press Bulletin 490,
A New Squash from Africa. He has done
extensive work in agronomy in China
and the Philippine Islands. While in
China he developed three strains of
wheat which have since become the out-
standing varieties of wheat in central
As OLD birds may be carriers of disease
and show no outward signs of sickness, it
is advisable to segregate chickens by ages,
keeping young and growing birds away
from the older ones. This will prevent
spread of disease from old to young
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A T CHAPTERS located over the state of
Florida, several hundred boys met
this past month. Why did they come to
these meetings? Each FFA boy every-
where knows the answer to this question,
and has answered in these same words,
"To practice brotherhood, honor rural
opportunities and responsibilities, and to
develop those qualities of leadership
which a future farmer should possess."
I don't believe there ever was a time
when these words should have been taken
more seriously and had more meaning
than at the present time.
To practice brotherhood; to honor re-
sponsibility; to develop leadership quali-
ties. If every person could always keep
these three goals in mind, how much
greater would be our accomplishments?
To what extent would human friction be
When we as Future Farmers of America
repeat these words at chapter meetings,
let us do so in all sincerity, and let us
practice them at every opportunity.
THREE MEMBERS of the DeLand F.F.A.
Chapter were guest speakers at a
recent luncheon meeting of the DeLand
Rotary Club. Paul Pounds, president of
the chapter, reviewed the history of
F.F.A. in DeLand. He stated that the
chapter now owns or leases, a lake, five
acres of woodland, 23 cultivated acres,
500 acres of grazing land at the air base,
and a large section off the New Smyrna
Beach Road. Their investment totals
$60,000.00, and includes 60 head of cattle.
Dale Partin told of a recent trip he made
as delegate to the National F.F.A. Con-
vention in Kansas City, and Billy Gould
reviewed his project, now in its fourth
THE MELROSE F.F.A. members recently
began a campaign to raise funds for
their chapter treasury. The boys have
been cutting cypress fence posts on land
owned by Mr. Price of Melrose. Mr.
Price accepted payment by sharing equal-
ly the number of posts cut. They will
sell the posts for $1.35.
THE FORT PIERCE Chapter held a steak
barbecue at the Dan McCarty High
School on Wednesday evening, March io.
THE FLORIDA COLLEGE FARMER
Throughout the ages, a great and lasting faith has led men on. The
Shepherds were led by faith in a star. Faith in a belief that the world
was round brought Columbus to our shores. And faith that there
were new and better things beyond led hardy pioneers to cross the
sea, to live and fight for what they thought. But with faith must
come understanding, too, to live and learn from those about you-
to hear and see the things they've done-to read, and strive to sift
the good from bad, and save the best for future use. For you who
study well and learn to do, there's opportunity-and with faith and
understanding of what must be done, there's promise in the land.
On the farm, in research, in industry, wherever you go, men with
education and practical training are assets of untold worth. With
the tradition of more than a century in producing fine farm imple-
ments, Case constantly strives to provide new and better equipment
to make farming easy-to give added promise to your future in
farming. Economists, engineers, managers, salesmen-all are need-
ed to do the myriad parts of the job. To give youth the best, and
maintain a tradition, Case conducts each year a training program
for selected college graduates. From field work with equipment to
assembly lines in plant after plant, for as much as two years, these
men are trained-to help build better machines to give you a greater
future in farming. J. I. Case Co., Racine, Wis.
SERVING FARMERS SINCE 1842 .
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