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Group Title: Florida future farmer
Title: The Florida future farmer
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Summer, 1966

This Was

Your 38th

FFA Convention
SEP 26 1966

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195 Receive State Farmer Degrees at State Convention

One hundred-ninety five members of the Florida Association, FFA received the State Farmer Degree at the State Convention in Daytona Beach. The total
labor income of these members from productive enterprises and placement experiences was $482,700.03. See the convention story inside for Star Farmers and
other award winners.

Name (A) (B) (C)
Baker-Gordon Walther
Ronnie A. Holloway 17 12 4
Norman D. Johnson 17 12 4
Bethlehem-Leroy Gills
Willie Mac Beall 18 12 4
Clifton E. Crews 19 12 4
Larry Sellers 17 12 4
James R. Strickland 16 11 4
Richard A. Whittaker 18 12 4
James W. Williams 18 12 4
Bonlfay-Senlor-Jack E. Tison-Donnie
Sammy Lee 18 12 4
Randolph Shields 17 12 4
Melvin Tate 18 12 3
Chipley-Ray Pigott
Larry M. Hayes 17 12 4
Graceville-Robert M. McGWU
William L. Farris 16 11 3
Dale Jason Miles 17 12 4
Jay-Alton A. Harrison
Joe Jones 17 12 3
Jerry Nowling 17 12 3
Robert H. Preston, Jr. 17 12 3
Malone-Harold Stewart
Glenn Culver 16 11 4
Jack Ditty 17 11 4
Gregory Hall 16 11 3
Larry Hather 16 11 4
Marianna-Rex F. Toole
Ronnie E. Player 17 12 4
David Thompson 18 12 4
R. Bernell Williams 17 12 4
Munson-Charles W. Hogan
Harry Dwight Coogle 17 11 4
Paxton-H. Alvin Evans
John Alfred Adams 18 11 4
Gerald Lee Brown 19 11 4
Pence de Leon-Wayne O. Manning
David E. Alford 18 12 4
Fred D. Blankenship 16 11 3
Poplar Springs-W. C. Revell
Alien Lane 16 11 3
Dewitt Scott 18 12 4
Tlvol-J. A. Barge
Philip Russ, I1 18 11 3
Union Grove-J.E. Weatherpo
Edward A. Leeks 19 12 4
George Lee Smith 20 12 4
Walnut Hlll-Glynn C. Key, Jr.
Wiley T. Bvrd, II 19 12 4
Roy Glenn Ward 16 11 3


$ 2,884.55

Blountatown-Senior-C. Lamar Jones-Fred Ward
Donald L. Miller 18 12 4 $3,504.39
Larry M. Miller 17 12 4 669.82
Stephen Yoder 18 12 4 1,160.27
Branford-L. O. Baldwin
Jerry A. Scarborough 17 12 4 1,420.65
Greg Schofield 17 11 3 981.30
Garry Vann 17 12 4 1.415.93
Grand Ridge-Glenn Alexander
Cecil Edwin Durden 16 11 3 1,456.13
Jasper-(Hamilton Co.)-James Dunaway, Jr.
Richard C. Howell 17 12 3 743.96
Ronald Keeling 18 12 4 3,073.23
Derryl King 18 12 4 2,811.90
Donald McCulley 18 12 4 4,076.58
James E. Murphy 18 12 3 517.88
David Smith 17 11 3 752.90
Merrill Dale Smith 16 11 3 901.62
Havana-O. E. Yearty
Johnny Peavy 19 12 4 1,722.37
David Touchton 18 12 4 19,417.08
John William Ward 17 12 3 2,100.03
Madison-Gary-E. R. Scott
William Bevel 17 11 3 540.61
Ray Mobley 17 11 3 743.04
John L. Williams 16 11 3 803.71
Mayo (Lafayette) J. M. Everett
Wayne Brumley 17 12 4 4,910.42
Luther Hayman Hart 18 12 4 4,807.14
Qulncy-Senlor-Arlie P. Hughes-Clarence Grelle
John A. Poppell 17 12 4 2,375.82
Samuel E. Poppell 17 12 4 1,420.00
Tallahassee-Leon-O. Z. Revell
Gary Dlaughtry 17 12 3 552.00
Live Oak-Williams-Lewis Tucker
O'Neal Bass 18 12 4 361.00
Clinton Rogers 17 12 4 384.39
Jimmy Smith 17 12 3 337.81

Alachua-Santa Fe Sr.-Kenneth Lee-
F. D. McCormick

DISTRICT III (Continued)
Name (A) (B) (C) (D)
J. Lloyd Bates 17 12 4 $3,879.95
Johnny Bembry 19 12 4 2.828.51
Glen Albert Busby 18 12 4 1,377.15
Brian Dampier 19 12 4 1,727.79
Jimmy Emerson 17 12 4 3,364.41
Butch Fields 17 12 4 9,209.99
Charles A. Kersey 17 12 4 1,022.34
Craig Lewis 18 12 4 2,185.53
Delly Lee Norris 17 12 4 2.485.92
James Petty, Jr. 17 12 4 919.92
Roger D. Phillips 17 12 4 1,805.42
Larry Polk 17 12 4 942.29
Lendall Prevatt 17 12 4 1,055.20
Gary M. Stanley 18 12 4 35,195.65
Edmond F. Taylor 16 12 4 2,324.43
Larry Thomas 19 12 4 853.19
Steve Truluck 17 12 4 1,829.40
Baldwin-Robert E. Jones
Dwight C. Braddock 17 12 4 510.33
Harry Fouraker 18 12 4 538.70
Bell-Donald C. Hurst
Jimmy Ray Knighten 18 12 4 506.80
Charles J. Townsend 17 12 4 1,048.40
Chiefland-Willie Edward Maughan
Donnie Lane 17 12 4 1,873.56
Fort White-Travis O'Bryan
Larry Earl Cason 18 12 4 1,910.80
Jacksonville-Paxon-George Busby
Ronald E. Case 18 12 3 588.20
Bill Cox 17 12 3 622.60
James C. Johnson 17 12 3 620.45
Lake Butler-Ernest P. Long
H. G. Crawford 19 12 4 765.00
Larry Smith 18 11 3 977.60
Lake City-Columbia-Terry White-
Jack Haltiwanger
Ross Terry 18 12 4 929.00
Macclenny-Jack L. Williams
James Michael Crews 17 12 4 1.533.11
Starke-Paul C. Hutehins-Curtis A. Marlowe
Vernon Knight 18 12 3 633.73
John D. Odom, III 17 12 4 19,233.62
Ray Williams 18 12 4 1,359.83
Trenton-V. T. Sewell
Jackie Barron 16 10 3 2,369.71
Gregory Bennett 17 11 3 529.63
Grady Jones 18 12 4 1,579.30

Apopka Sr.-Louis E. Frost
Jimmy Page 17 12 4 $1,265.85
Bushnell-John L Stephens- Robert H. Sisco
Steven S. Kinard 17 12 4 1.832.97
Bobby L. Pridgen 17 12 3 2,040.14
DeLand-D. E. Bennett
Gary Lealon Pope 17 11 1.542.95
Groveland-Robert A. Campbell-
Freddie G. Garner
Chester James Lee 17 12 4 915.20
Marion T Story 18 12 4 2.817.55
Inverness-Citrus-Jullan Kelly
John Thomas 19 Grad. 4 17,451.18
Ocala-Carl H. Rehwinkel
David Magee 17 12 3 1,164.60
J. D. Perkins 17 12 4 1,000.00
Francis B Simms 18 11 4 952.90
Alvin E. Wiley 17 12 4 '1,067.10
Ocoee-Elmer E. Badger
Walter L. Alligood 18 12 3 1,121.07
Larry Gene Carver 19 12 4 622.90
Stephen E. Murphy 17 12 4 3,791.80
Chriss D. Sisson 17 12 4 694.99
Vernon D. Trowell 18 12 3 2,500.69
Orlando-Colonial-Wayne T. Trawick
George Dietrich 19 12 3 3,716.46
Sanford-Seminole, Sr.-Wllliam B. West
Danny A. Dickerson 17 12 4 706.47
Ken Forrest 18 12 4 909.16
Gary Gibson 17 12 4 1,030.02

Auburndale-William R. Holbrook-
Jack Russell
Rodger McCoy 17 12 4 $4,030.12
Bartow-Sr.-Robert O'Berry-
Bobby Joe Collins
James R. Boully, Jr. 18 12 4 2,023.39
James R. Hebb 19 12 4 1,197.58
Charles E. Register 19 12 4 2,691.40
Donald Schupp 17 12 4 624.62
Shelley F. McGill 18 12 4 2,269.58
Lex Thompson, Jr. 17 12 4 14,901.02
Bobby Wilson 17 12 4 20,998.92

DISTRICT V (Continued)
Name (A) (B) (C) (D)
Brandon-Julias G. Peterson-N. L. Storms
Edwin Fredd 18 12 4 1,057.97
Bruce W. Hutchcraft 17 12 4 7.071.39
Dade City-W. Floyd Philmon-Omar Ergle
John Steven Adams 17 11 2 500.00
Steve A. Anderson 17 12 2 500.00
Billy Campbell 17 11 3 685.00
Murray E. Foradas 17 12 3 4,425.00
Randy Long 17 12 4 345.90
Donnie McKendree 18 12 4 500.00
James M. Phillips 19 12 4 343.00
Fort Meade-Thomas A. Cochrane-
Manning Carter, Jr.
Homer M. Shirley, Jr. 17 12 4 500.00
Dale S. Wright 17 12 4 2.297.00
Kathleen-Walter W. Massey-Dwight Ellis
Guy D. Bare, Jr. 18 12 4 521.15
Arthur Rowland 17 12 3 500.00
Irvin E. Sherrouse 18 12 4 2.817,60
Lakeland-Richard L. Gavin-Michael Lish
Kenneth L. Butts 17 12 3 918.12
Earlow Costine 18 12 3 3,371.12
Donald Ray Drawdy 18 12 3 1.951.80
Kenneth L. Hicks 17 12 3 1,054.21
William A. Padgett 18 12 3 806.75
Lake Wales-J. C. Lane
Junior Cash 18 12 4 1,086.92
Mulberry-Eugene Doss
Wilbur L. Johnson 19 12 4 1.029.29
Melvin Lassiter 16 12 4 1,500.04
Richard E. Ryals 16 12 4 575.12
Pinecrest-Hiram Green, Jr.
Robert Ray Swilley 17 12 4 2.982.79
Plant City-Jacques D. Waller-
Ray 0. Arrlngton
Clifton Bonds 18 12 4 1,348.27
Chester Futch 18 12 4 656.63
Aaron Watkins 18 12 4 755.27
Wayne Wiggins 17 12 4 5,283.99
Turkey Creek-John St. Martin, Jr.,-Elton
Hinton-James L. Simmons
John Renfroe 17 12 4 1,847 36
Winter Haven-Robert A. Croft
Paul Ayers 17 12 4 710.07
Bert Gerber 17 12 2 736.09
Robert Race 17 12 4 2,831.30
Wayne Sapp 17 12 4 3,744.74
DISTRICT V TOTAL $103,990.52

Bradenton-Southeast Sr.-Charles Willams-
Raymond L. Narmore-Albert Ford
Sam W. Boyette 16 11 3 $3,103.00
Randy C. Durrance 16 11 3 504.30
Douglas H. Knechtel 18 12 4 4.708.72
Vernon E. Wallers, Jr. 17 11 4 1,235.00
Fort Pierce-Jeff Daughtry
Clyde Suit 17 12 3 1,249.15
LaBelle-James A. Culligan
Bobby Middleton 17 12 4 514.75
Miami-Edison-H. Quentin Duff
Thomas Goding LaRue 18 12 3 1,665.73
North Miami-Perry A. Sistrunk
Thomas McClure 18 12 3 1.892.24
Conrad J. Webber 18 12 3 560.32
Walter Anding 19 12 3 809.87
Okeechobee-James Knight
John L. Fisher 19 12 3 1,372.00
Bruce Hazellief 17 12 3 1,427.70
Burl Little, III 16 11 3 7,310.00
Joseph (Joe) E. Mann 16 11 3 1,714.00
Donald C. Yates 17 11 3 5,583.50
Pahokee-N. R. Norman-Lansing Gordon
Thomas L. McElhenny 17 12 4 1,739.70
Waller J. Webb 17 12 4 14,745.65
Palmetto-Robert E. Bailey
Dale W. Armstrong 17 12 4 884.06
David E. Cash 19 12 4 2,105.36
David Wilkins 17 12 4 4,745.12
Sebring-O. T. Stoutamire
Francis Leroy Pepper 17 12 3 2,387.67
South Dade-George Ruis-Gene Herring
Robert Borek 17 12 3 1,002.40
James W. Garner 17 12 2 500.00
Barney W. Rutzke 18 12 3 679.07
Gary W. Vick 17 12 2 500.00
Danny L. Warford 18 12 3 500.00
Larry D. Williams 17 12 3 720.60
Richard Wright 19 12 3 710.50
Wauchula-Peace River-John W. Maddox
Ronald L. Durrance 18 12 3 1.192.13
James R. Best 17 12 4 2,065.00
William Skip Gause 17 12 4 696.63
Miles S. Judah 17 12 4 1,650.63
Richard Roe 17 12 4 1,202.88
Wayne L. Warren 17 12 4 964.40

Column (A) Shows Years of Age; (B) Grade in School; (C) Number of Years in Vocational Agriculture and Column (D) the Amount of Labor Income.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1966

By Way of Editorial Comment:

Here By the

Owl for 20 Years

GREAT COMPANIES and great men in America have made our country the most
agriculturally-talented nation in the world. Through the development of scientific
process and machines, three men in each one hundred provide food and fiber for
themselves and the other 97. Americans are *he best-dressed, best-fed and most
adequately-housed people on our globe. Of all the international powers, the United
States is the only one in which agricultural commodities are so abundant that
millions of tons are sent each year to starving people in underdeveloped countries
of Europe, South America and Asia.
These facts we owe to the new era in agriculture during which improved man-
agement of the sun and soil have made this age-old science a well-organized busi-
ness operation.
But the American Agricultural movement has produced more than agricultural
commodities. it has also produced people with sturdy character wo have answered
when opportunity knocked at their door. People who have built a reputation for be-
ing just in their dealings, courteous to everyone, and above all, honest and fair in
the game of life. Future Farmers of America are striving to live up to this reputa-
tion. Harry E. Wood has provided for them a most worthy example to follow. Mr.
Wood has served the cause of agricultural education as a teacher of vocational agri-
culture, as Assistant State Supervisor, and State Supervisor of Agriculture Educa-
tion with the State Department of Education for 41 years.
He was selected as a "Master Teacher" of Vocational Agriculture: as the "Man
of the Year" in agriculture in Florida, by the Progressive Farmer; by the American
Forestry Association as the outstanding man in education in his field in the United
States. Mr. Wood has served as president of the Southern Regional Conference
of Supervisors and Teacher-Educators, the National Association of State Super-
visors of Agricultural Education, and the Florida Vocation Association.
Under his leadership the number of vocational agricultural departments in-
creased from 138 to 219 and the number of Future Farmer Association members
increased to 12,715.
Under the direction and inspiration of Mr. Wood, Florida produced five national
officers in the Future Farmers of America: the Honorable Doyle Conner, Com-
missioner of Agriculture, Bill Gunter, James Quincey, Senator Hal Davis, and
Victor Butler. Two members attained national recognition as Star Farmers of
America, Forest Davis and George Culverhouse. Also, many Florida chapters
were receiving regional and national recognition in farm safety, agricultural
mechanics, dairy farming, soil and water management, crop farming, farm and
home electrification and public speaking.
Many thousands of young men have benefited from his instruction, have become
better farmers, agriculturalists, leaders and citizens.
Mr. Wood has truly helped Future Farmers to practice brotherhood, to honor
rural opportunities and responsibilities, and to develop those qualities of leader-
ship which a Future Farmer should possess.

A salute to Harry E. Wood,
retired state adviser.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1966

The Florida

Future Farmer



Published quarterly by Cody Publications, Inc.
Kissimmee, Florida, for the Florida Association,
Future Farmers of America. Entered as second
class matter Jan. 28, 1954, under Act of March 3,
1879, at the Post Office at Kissimmee, Florida.
Advertising Representative: Cody Publications.
Inc., 847-2801, Box 1030, Kissimmee, Florida.
Area Representatives: Miami, 811 N.W. 139th
Street, MUrray 1-7087.
by State Department of Education, Floyd Chris-
tian, Superintendent of Public Instruction; Carl W.
Proehl, Director of Vocational, Technical, and
Adult Education, Tdllahassee, Florida.

State Officers
President ..... Jerry Scarborough, Branford
1st V. Pres .... Thomas McClure, North Miami
2nd V. Pres. ...Dewitt Scott, Poplar Springs
3rd V. Pres. Bruce W. Hutchcraft, Brandon
4th V. Pres. Jimmy Emerson, Alachua-Santa Fe
5th V. Pres., Merrill Smith, Jasper-Hamilton Co.
6th V. Pres. .. Gary Gibson, Seminole-Sanford
Executive Sec'y Richard F. Kelly, Tallahassee
State Adviser ... C. M. Lawrence, Tallahassee

National Officers
President, Howard Lee Williams, Olin, N. Carolina
Student Sec'y, Joseph B. Detrixhe, Ames, Kansas
Vice President, Central Region-
James Stitzlein ...... ......... Ashland, Ohio
Vice President, North Atlantic Region-
William M. Kelly, Jr.,...... Winchester, N. H.
Vice President, Pacific Region-
Larry E. Craig ................ Midvale, Idaho
Vice President, Southern Region-
Norman Floyd Gay . .... Sumner, Georgia

The Cover
FOLLOWING their election at the 1966 Conven-
tion of the Florida Association. Future Farmers
of America at Daytona Beach. new officers for
1966-67 posed with H. E. Wood, retiring State Ad-
viser and C. M. Lawrence, new State Adviser.
Front, from left: Wood; Jerry Scarborough of
Branford. 1966-67 President; Lawrence; Standing.
from left: First Vice President Tom McClure,
North Miami Chapter; Second Vice President.
Dewitt Scott, Poplar Springs; Third Vice Presi-
dent, Bruce Hutchcraft, Brandon Chapter; Fourth
Vice President, Jimmy Emerson, Santa Fe Chap-
ter at Alachua; Fifth Vice President, Merrill
Smith, Hamilton County Chapter at Jasper; Sixth
Vice President, Gary Gibson, Seminole Chapter
at Sanford. The convention drew 1,500 F.F.A.
members, advisers, and guests for five days of
contests, elections, and award presentations June
13 through 18.

Candidates for office were interviewed by the State FFA nominating committee on the opening day of the 1966 State Conven-
tion at Daytona Beach.

1966 State FFA

Convention is

'One of the Best'

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1966

MORE THAN 1,000 Future Farmers chap-
ter advisers and guests converged on
Daytona Beach June 13-18 for the 38th
Annual FFA Convention and Leadership
Conference. The sessions were open to
the public and many of them were well-
attended by interested citizens of Day-
tona Beach and the surrounding area.
Teamwork exemplified by the united
efforts of President Byrd, his fellow
officers, the state staff, chapter advisers,
committee members sponsors and con-
test winners lead to the general agree-
ment that this convention was "one of
the best."
Among outstanding guests attending
were: Howard Williams, national presi-
dent, FFA, Olin, North Carolina;
Kenneth Graeber, state president, Texas
Association, Brenham, Texas; Russell
Bradford, Agriculture Affairs, Peace
Corps, Washington D. C.; and former
State NFA President, George Bradley.
These and other guests participated in
helping to carry on a successful con-
Events of special impact were election
of new officers, meals sponsored by Flor-
ida firms, tractor driving and vegetable
judging contests, a talent show, the mer-
ger ceremony, presentation of awards,
scholarships, and honorary degrees, and
the special award ceremony honoring
Messrs. H. E. Wood and A. R. Cox.

Candidates for Office Show
Qualifications on Monday
THE Chamber of Commerce of Greater
Daytona Beach was host to the state
Officers and State Staff for a luncheon
in the Daytona Plaza Hotel. Manager
Floyd Kay expressed appreciation for
this being the 18th Consecutive Annual
FFA Convention in Daytona Beach.
Afternoon and evening events included
intensive interviewing of candidates for
state offices and registration of dele-
gates and advisers.

Delegates, Advisers Lunch
Climaxes Tuesday Morning
BREAKFAST for District Tractor Driving
winners and their advisers was sponsored
by Florida Tractor Equipment Company,
Jacksonville. Activities of the morning
included judging, grading and identifica-
tion contests, set up by James M. Steph-
ens, assistant vegetable crops specialist,
Extension Service University of Florida,
with John Maddox in charge; demon-
stration contests, T. L. Barrineau in
charge; tractor driving contest, John
Hollowell of the John Deere Company,
Lakeland, in charge. Registration and
housing were still active.
Dr. E. T. York, Provost of Agriculture,
University of Florida, Gainesville, de-
livered a challenging address at the Del-
egates and Advisers Luncheon, sponsored
by Production Credit Association of Flor-
ida and held at the Daytona Plaza Hotel.
Delegates, Advisers, state officers, mem-
bers and other guests attended. J. Earl
Davis, assistant manager of the Farmers'

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1966

Production Credit Association of Miami,
was Master of Ceremonies. President
Glenn Byrd expressed appreciation of the
FFA and introduced his fellow state

Lions Club Program, Award
Presentations Seen Tuesday
JIM GILES, past vice president from
Auburndale was the speaker for the
Lion's Club Program, held Tuesday after-
noon at the Lion's Club House. The
Branford String Band furnished the
Nat Storms, adviser of the Brandon

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Herbert Sussman. vice president of the
Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce,
welcomed the officers during the state
officers luncheon sponsored by the Cham-
ber of Commerce.

Chapter conducted a talent review in
preparation for the Bandshell Program.

Scholarships Given at
Tuesday Afternoon Session
PARTICIPANTS in the Inspirational Pro-
gram Tuesday afternoon included present
state officers Tommy Smith, Quincy
Chapter, and Glenn Byrd, Miami-Hialeah
Chapter; past state and national officers
Bill Gunter, Orlando; Mitchell Starling,
Macclenny: Jim Giles, Auburndale; and
past state NFA president, George Brad-
ley of Bartow. Debbie Dietrick, 1965-66
FFA Sweetheart from Orlando sang
several numbers, accompanied by Pat
Byrd. Others on the program were Le-
roy Pepper, Sebring Chapter; Henry
Bailey, Hialeah Chapter; Wayne Warren,
Peace River Chapter; and Cody Taylor,
Poplar Springs Chapter.
Mayor Owen Eubank welcomed the
boys, congratulated them on past be-
havior and invited them to continue
holding the convention in Daytona
Beach. Floyd Kay presented keys to the
city to the following people: Howard
Williams, Kenneth Graeber, Richard F.
Kelly, T. L. Barrineau, Glenn Byrd, F. L.
Northrup, L. A. Marshall, George Brad-
ley and David Bell.
Darwin Bennett, vocational agriculture
teacher at DeLand and Herbert Sussman,
vice president, Daytona Beach Chamber
of Commerce, extended greetings and
best wishes to the Future Farmers.
Glenn Byrd, State President, intro-
duced his fellow officers: 1st Vice Presi-
dent John Hooker, Sparr-North Marion;
2nd Vice President Bruce Yancey, Brad-
enton-Southeast; 3rd Vice President
David Bell, Graceville; 4th Vice Presi-
dent Larry McCraney, Lakeland-Kath-
leen; 5th Vice President Grier Wells,
Santa Fe Senior; and 6th Vice President,
Tommy Smith, Quincy.

One of the busiest places on the opening day of the convention was the
tion desk.


Howard Williams, National FFA presi-
dent spoke briefly after being intro-
duced by President Byrd. State and
National Officers introduced were Ken-
neth Graeber, State President, Texas
Association, Brenham, Texas and Wil-
H. E. Wood, State FFA Adviser, pre-
sented charters to new FFA chapters.
These were; Alachua-Mebane Senior,
Alachua-Mebane Junior, Apopka-Wheat-
ley, Bartow-Union Academy, Belle
Glade-Lakeshore, Brooksville-Moton,
Campbellton, Chipley-Roulhac, Clear-
mont, Dade City-Mickens, DeFuniak
Springs-Tivoli, DeLand Southwestern,
Delray Beach-Spady, East Bradenton,
Eustis, Gainesville-Lincoln Junior, Gain-
esville-Lincoln Senior, Gifford, Goulds,
Greenville-Wilson Merritt, Hastings-W.
E. Harris, Havana-Northside, Jackson-
ville-Douglas Anderson. Jasper-Hamil-
ton County, Jasper-J. R. E. Lee, Kissim-
mee, Lake City-L. A. Marshall, Lake
City-Richardson, Lakeland-Rochelle, Le-
esburg-Carver Heights, Live Oak-Doug-
las, Madison-Gary, Maitland-Hunger-
ford, Melbourne, Marianna-Jackson
County Training School, Monticello-
Howard Academy, New Smyrna Beach-
Chisholm, O'Brien, Ocala-Belleview San-
tos, Ocala-Fessenden, Ocala-Howard, Or-
lando-Carver Junior, Orlando-Jones, Pal-
metto-Lincoln, Palmetto-Memorial, Pal-
metto-Woodard, Plant CIty-Marshall,
Quincy-Carter, Quincy Junior, Quincy-
Leffall, Quincy Parramore, Sanford-
Crooms, Sanford-Goldsboro, Sebring-
Highlands Ridge, Shadeville, Tallahas-
see-Lincoln, Tampa-Middleton, Titus-
ville, Union Grove, Webster, Wildwood-
J. R. Lee, Williston Vocational, Winter

Close concentration is shown by boys par-
ticipating in the judging, grading and
identification contest set up at the con-
vention by James Stephens, assistant
vegetable crops specialist, Agricultural
Extension Service, University of Florida
at Gainesville. The contest was one of
many testing the boys' skills.

Garden-Drew. Winter Haven-Jewett.
Chairman of the ushers made a report
of delegates by districts and the dele-
gation was seated.
Glenn Byrd gave the State President's
message after being introduced by 1st
Vice President John Hooker.
The minutes of the 37th Annual Con-
vention were approved by the delegates
as printed in the July 1965 issue of the
motion by Bruce Yancey, 2nd vice presi-
Casey Carlisle, Alachua-Santa Fe Sen-
ior Chapter, received the State Crop
Farming Award of $100 from the Future
Farmers of America Foundation. It was
presented by National FFA President
Grier Wells, 5th Vice President, read
the names of those recommended to re-
ceive the Honorary State Farmer Degree.
They were approved. Approval was also
voted when he read the names of those
who had received the degree during the
The State FFA Feeder-Steer and Beef-
Breeding Awards sponsored by the Flor-
ida Cattlemen's Association were presen-
ted by Mr. C. M. Lawrence, Area Super-
visor, Agriculture Education, Wauchula,
John Clark, Greensboro Chapter, re-
ceived a $100 check for doing the best job
with his Feeder-Steer project. This will
help finance a trip for him and his ad-
viser, James Revell, to the National FFA
Convention in Kansas City Missouri,
next October.
Five other winners of Feeder-Steer
Awards each received $15 to help pay
their expenses in attending the State

Daytona Beach Mayor Owen Eubank
presented the key to the city to 1965-66
FFA President Glenn Byrd. Glenn pre-
sided at the convention, then handed over
his duties to the new president.

FFA Convention. They were: Jerry Ba-
ker, Bethlehem; Tom Edwards, Starke;
Charles Calendine, Alachua-Santa Fe Ju-
nior; and Charles Clark, Bartow. Ronald
Durrance of the Wauchula-Peace River
was also a winner.
Clyde Suit, Fort Pierce, received $100
toward the purchase of a purebred ani-
mal to add to his herd. He was State
Winner in Beef-Breeding. His adviser is
Jeff Daughtry.
Five more members received $15 to
help defray their expenses in attending
the convention as award winners in the
Beef-Breeding program. They were:
Earlow Costine, Lakeland; David Bixler,
Sarasota Senior; Bobby Wilson, Bartow
Senior; Wayne Warren, Wauchula-Peace
River; and -Ronnie Mason, Greensboro.
C. M. Lawrence, Area III Supervisor,
Agriculture Education, presented the
Livestock Farming Award of $100 to John
Odom II of the Bradford Chapter.
Vice President Bruce Yancey presen-
ted the Nominating Committee's selec-
tion for State President, Jimmy Emerson,
Alachua-Santa Fe Senior. The report
was approved.
Nominations from the floor included
John Odom, Starke-Bradford; Jerry
Scarborough, Branford; Gary Gibson,
Sanford-Seminole; Jimmy Emerson, San-
ta Fe Senior; Dewitt Scott, Poplar
Springs; John Renfroe, Turkey Creek
Senior; Larry Hayes, Chipley. Each can-
didate for president gave a brief talk to
his fellow Future Farmers.
John Hooker, officer in charge of or-
ganizing committees for review of the
State Program of Work, gave a brief dis-
cussion on the organization and opera-
tion of a committee.

Thoughtful boys graded carrots during
vegetable judging contest.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1966

Contests, Awards Highlight
Tuesday Evening Session
THE SECOND session of the convention
was called to order by President Byrd,
who introduced 3rd Vice President David
Bell to preside. Bruce Howell, Assistant
teacher-educator in Agricultural Educa-
tion, University of Florida was in charge
of the Parliamentary Procedure Contest.
The judges were: Fred Stafford, engin-
eer, DeLand, and Vince Gould also of
Chapter teams in order of their placing
in this contest were: 1st, Santa Fe Chap-
ter, awarded $25.00, a pennant, a trophy
from the Florida Farm Bureau Federa-
tion by Earl Ziebarth, State Director,
Florida Farm Bureau Federation, and
for each member a pin; 2nd, Havana
Chapter $20.00: and 3rd, Hialeah Chap-
ter, $15.00. Mr. Kent Dooke from the
Florida Farm Bureau Federation an-
nounced the results.
A ceremony officially merging the FFA
and NFA State Associations was carried
out by the State Officers of the two
associations. Highlights of the ceremony
included presentation of a picture of
Booker T. Washington from NFA Trea-
surer, Oscar Davis to FFA Treasurer
David Bell; presentation of a ball of
cotton and a copy of the minutes of the
last NFA convention, the by-laws and
the constitution from NFA Secretary,
Robert Tice, to FFA Secretary, Bruce
Yancey; presentation of the NFA char-
ter by Mr. Marshall area Supervisor to
Mr. Wood, State Supervisor, FFA.

A participant in the tractor driving con-
test held on the beach prepares to hitch
trailer to the tractor and maneuver
through a difficult obstacle course.

Larry McCraney, 4th Vice President,
explained the String Band Contest, and
Forrest Breckenridge, Farm Bureau, Or-
lando, gave the qualifications of the
judges. After the contest was held, the
awards sponsored by the Florida Associa-
tion, FFA were presented by Mr. Breck-
enridge and Mr. Ralph Lougee as fol-
lows: State Winner, Williston Chapter,
$20.00 pennant, and a pin for each mem-
ber, Cal Byrd, James Corbin, Ronny
Stevens, Wayne Sapp, and John Carlisle;
2nd, Clewiston Chapter, $15.00; 3rd,
Branford Chapter, $10.00; 4th, Brandon
Chapter, $5.00; 5th, Bonifay Chapter, $5.-
00; and 6th, South Sumter, $5.00. Judges
of the String Band Contest were: F. M.
Breckenridge, Ralph Lougee, and John
Mayor Owen Eubank, City of Daytona
Beach, presented the following awards to
winners of the Tractor Driving Contest,
which was sponsored by the City of Day-
tona Beach: A 21-Jewel wrist watch to
Everett Rozar as State Winner from the
Groveland Chapter; a 17-Jewel wrist
watch to Madison Chapter winner Bus-
ter Bass as 2nd place winner; and a $25
Savings Bond to each of the following in
their respective placings: 3rd, Terry
Smith, Allentown Chapter, 4th, Gary
O'Steen, Fort White Chapter; 5th, Rod-
ney Veal, Sarasota Chapter; 6th, Tommy
Butts, Brandon Chapter.
Mr. Mason, Secretary and Operations
Manager of the Florida Tractor Corpora-
tion of Jacksonville, Mr. Hollowell, John
Deere Company, Lakeland, and Mr. Ear-
ly Priest, Coordinator, Alachua County,
Gainesville were the judges. The tractor

was furnished by the Volusia-Brevard
Tractor and Implement Company of
Titusville, Early Priest was in charge of
the contest.
Farm Safety Awards were presented by
Mr. Miessen, Marketing Assistant, Stan-
dard Oil Company, Jacksonville. Bush-
nell-South Sumter Senior Chapter re-
ceived $100 as State Winner from the Fu-
ture Farmers of America Foundation.
Standard Oil Company of Kentucky
sponsored awards of $50, $25, $15, and
$10 which were won by Bartow Senior,
Santa Fe Junior, Vernon, Jasper-Hamil-
ton County, and Blountstown Senior, re-
Wade Wilfong, Assistant Director of
Agricultural Development, Florida Power
Corporation announced the winners of
the Demonstration Contest. The State
Award was presented to Bill Beck and
Casey Carlisle of the Santa Fe Chapter
at Alachua with a demonstration on "Sun
Flavor" in the Marketing Division. Other
winners were: Henry Bailey and Jon
Rackley of the Hialeah Chaper in the
Production Division with a demonstra-
tion on "Three Common Ways to Propa-
gate Ornamentals"; Don Brown of the
Miami-Central Chapter demonstrating
"Arranging Nature's Beauties" in the Use
Division; and Robert Goode of the
Miami-Central Chapter with a demon-
stration on "The Plant's Choice" in the
Soil Fertility Division.
State Division winners received ros-
ettes from Wade Wilfong. The State
Champion team will have its expenses
paid by Florida Power and Light Com-
pany, Miami, to attend the National

Boys gave close attention to grading of
onions and potatoes in contest.

The State Livestock Farmer, John Odom,
was presented a certificate and a check
for $100 from C. M. Lawrence, area su-
pervisor. John represented the Bradford
Chapter of FFA.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1966

State Crop Farming winner Casey Carlisle was presented a certificate and $100
by National FFA President Howard Williams. Other winners (left to right): Everett
Rozar, Joey Bennett, Robert Borek.


John Clark received the Florida Cattlemen's feeder-steer award from C. M. Law-
rence, Hardee County Cattlemen's Association. Other winners (from left): Tom
Edwards, Chuck Calendine, Charles Clark.

Standard Oil marketing assistant Charles Ettel, Jacksonville, presented farm safety
award to South Sumter Senior.

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Clyde Suit received Cattlemen's Association beef breeding award from area super-
visor C. M. Lawrence. Other winners (from left): Bobby Wilson, Ronnie Macon,
Wayne Warren.

Junior Horticultural Convention in St.
Louis, Missouri, in December.
The Palatka Senior team was State
Winner in the State Judging, Grading
and Identification Contest and will rep-
resent Florida in the National Junior
Horticultural Convention in St. Louis,
Missouri, in December. Florida Power
and Light Company and the Florida
Power Corporation will pay their ex-
penses. Other winners were: 2nd. Dade
City; 3rd, Hastings; and the next seven
high teams that received ribbons: Palatka
Junior, Pinecrest, Auburndale, Miami-
Central, Lake Weir, Lakeland. and La-
Belle. After announcements, the meet-
ing adjourned with the closing ceremony.

Award Winners Feted
Wednesday Morning
A SPECIAL breakfast was held for Chap-
ter Farm Electrification Award Win-
ners and their advisers. Sponsors were:
Tampa Electric Company; Florida Power
Corporation, St. Petersburg; Florida
Power and Light Company. Miami; and
Gulf Power Company, Pensacola.
President Byrd conducted the open-
ing ceremony for the Third Session and
then introduced Bruce Yancey, 2nd Vice
President who served as the presiding
The State FFA Highlighs for 1965-66
were given by W. T. Loften, University of
Florida, Gainesville. (Copies of this re-
port will be distributed at the Vocational
Agriculture Teachers Conference in
July.) The Annual State FFA Report
was distributed in mimeographed form
during registration. Bruce Yancey, 2nd
Vice President moved that it be accepted
as prepared. The motion was seconded
and passed.
Bruce Yancey recognized the winners
of the Seventh Annual Naval Stores
Awards. They were sponsored by the
American Turpentine Farmers' Associa-
tion, Nelio Chemicals, Inc., the Newton
Company of Florida, The Langdale Com-
pany, Stallworth Pine Products, Lerio
Corporation, and Taylor Lowenstein and
Company. The State Winner. Andy Bush
of the Baker Chapter and his adviser,
Gordon Walther, received $250 to attend
the National FFA Convention. The Dis-
trict Winner received $25. He was Mer-
rill Smith of the Jasper-Hamilton County
Bruce Yancey, presiding officer, recog-
nized last year's winners of the St. Regis
Chapter Forestry Awards in the absence
of Mr. McClure. First place and $250
went to the Jay Chapter.
Winners in the Forestry Field Day
Contest were recognized by Yancey. The
Forestry Field Day Contests are arranged
by Mr. Ed Howard, chief information
and education officer, and assistant Mor-
ris McClure, Tallahassee, and sponsored
by the Florida Forest Service, Alico Land
Development Company, Lykes Brothers,
Inc., Collier Company, Chip Mill and
Wood, Inc., American Agricultural
Chemical Company, Hudson Pulp and
Paper Company, Armstrong Cork Com-
pany, Union Bag Company, and Buck-

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1966

eye Cellulose Corporation.
Merrill Smith, Jasper-Hamilton Coun-
ty, received the first Forestry Farming
Award in Florida from the Future Farm-
ers of America Foundation. The $100
check was presented by Morris McClure,
Information and Education Assistant.
Florida Forest Service.
Merrill also was declared state winner
of the FFA Forestry Contest sponsored
by the Seaboard Airline Company. Alan
Fowler, Industrial Forester for Seaboard
presented him with $275 and $125 to his
adviser, James Dunaway, to help pay
their expenses in attending the National
FFA Convention. Merrill will be one of
six Southern States winners accompany-
ing Mr. Fowler on a specially arranged
tour to Richmond, Washington, and
Chicago, then to Kansas City for the
National Convention.
Other awards presented by Seaboard
Airline Company included: $50, $30, and
$20 awards for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places,
respectively to David Everett, Jr., Ver-
non; Wade Murphy, Jr., Jasper-Hamil-
ton County; and Ivay Bailey, Blounts-
A third top honor going to Merrill
Smith was the $500 Rayonier FFA
Scholarship. It was presented by Fred
Conner, Resident Manager, Southeastern
Timber Division, Rayonier, Inc.. Fernan-
dina Beach, Florida.
The 2nd place Clewiston String Band
provided a musical interlude. National
President Howard Williams, delivered an
interesting message.
Wade Wilfong, Agricultural Represen-
tative, Florida Power Corporation, pre-
sented the Farm and Home Electrifi-
cation Awards. Ronald Kirkland, Bethle-
hem, as State Winner received a $100
cash award from the Future Farmers of
America Foundation and $100 to pay his
expenses to the National FFA Conven-
tion from the electrical organizations:
Florida Power Corporation, St. Peters-
burg; Florida Power and Light Co., Mi-
ami; Tampa Electric Company; and Gulf
Power Company, Pensacola. District
Awards for 1st place-$75 to attend the
National Convention; 2nd, $25; 3rd, $15;
and 4th, $10 were presented as follows:
District I. Cornell Miller, Ponce de Leon;
Larry Wiggins, Walnut Hill; Douglas
Ellenburg, Bethlehem; and Randy Stew-
art, Walnut Hill. District II: Larry
Miller, Blounstown Senior; Ronald Keel-
ing, Jasper-Hamilton County; Hershel
Shepard, Greensboro; John W. Ward, Jr.,
Havana. District III: Gilbert Kelley,
Alachua-Santa Fe Senior; Ronnie White-
head, Starke-Bradford; Grady Jones,
Trenton; and Jimmy Knighton, Bell. Dis-
trict IV: Roy Lee O'Steen, Groveland;
Phillip W. Steele, Bushnell-South Sum-
ter; and Danny Madere, South Sumter
Senior. District V: Randy Wilkerson,
Mulberry, Homer Shirley, Ft. Meade;
and James Boulley, Bartow Senior. Dis-
trict VI: Randal Douberly, Avon Park;
Billy Franklin, Sarasota Senior; and
Bobby Middleton, LaBelle.
Company representatives presented the
awards won by FFA members in their
distribution area. These representatives

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1966


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Everett Rozar received the tractor driving Award from Mayor Eubank. Other win-
ners (from left): Gary O'Steen, adviser Travis O'Bryan, Terry Smith, adviser Harold
Smith; Buster Bass, adviser David Smith: Freddie Garner. adviser of state winner.

Florida Farm Bureau field representative presented parliamentary procedure trophy
to Santa Fe team.

J. Earl Davis, Farmers Production Credit Association of Miami, emceed delegates,
adviser's lunch. Others at head table (from left): State Vice President John Hooker,
National President Howard Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Al White of Orlando and Dr.
E. T. York, University of Florida Provost of Agriculture.

FFA and NFA merger ceremony saw (left) President Byrd accept NFA banner from
past NFA President George Bradley and (right) H. E. Wood accept NFA charter
from former NFA state adviser L. A. Marshall.

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South Sumter Senior chapter presents
Mrs. Meissen with token of appreciation
as Mr. Meissen (center) and Charles
Ettel give approval during farm safety

Star state farmer David Thompson spoke
during star farmer luncheon. Others
(from left) National President Howard
Williams, Mid States Steel and Wire
Company sales manager Jack Salt, and
1964 Star Farmer Tommy Smith.

1966 Rayonier forestry scholarship win-
ner Merrill Smith received check, con-
gratulations from Fred Conner, South-
eastern Division, Rayonier.

Morrts McClure, Florida Forest Service,
presented Forestry Foundation certifi-
cate and $100 check to winner Merrill
Smith and adviser James Dunaway, Jr.

included: Wade Wilfong, Florida Power
Corporation, St. Petersburg, and Dan
Williams, Tampa Electric Company,
Chairman of the winning Chapter
Farm Safety Committees and their ad-
visers attended a special luncheon as
guests of the Standard Oil Company of
Kentucky. Host was R. A. Miessen, for-
mer Assistant Division Manager, Jack-
The Civitan Club Program was pre-
sented at Club 92 with W. T. Loften in
charge. Jim Giles, Auburndale, past
state vice president, was the speaker.
The Bonifay String Band played.

Honorary Degrees Given
Wednesday Morning
THE FOURTH session was called to order
by the President and opened with the
Official Ceremony.
Larry McCraney, 4th Vice President,
Lakeland-Kathleen, explained the Har-
monica Contest and gave the qualifica-
tions of the judges. Forrest Brecken-
rige, chairman of the judges, presented
awards to the following in the order of
their placing. State Winner Johnny Bem-
bry, Santa Fe Chapter, $10, pennant and
pin; Vann Gray, Zephyrhills, $8; Billy
Richards, Avon Park, $7; Terry Cran-
ford, Lafayette, $5; James Thomas, Ponce
de Leon, $5; and Rembert Carter, Chis-
holm, $5.
Judges of the Harmonica Contests
were: Mr. Bill Lawrence, chairman, Flor-
ida Egg Commission; Ralph Lougee, re-
tired; and Mr. John Martin of the Farm
Home Improvement Awards were pre-
sented by Jack Salt, sales manager, Jack-
sonville Branch, Mid-States Steel and
Wire Company. This is a new contest for
the FFA. The $100 State Award pro-
vided by the Future Farmers of America
Foundation went to Jimmie Ray
Knighton, Bell Chapter. District Awards
were sponsored by Mid-States Steel in
the amounts of $25, $10 and $5. They
were presented to:District I, James W.
Williams, Bethlehem; David Bell, Poplar
Springs; and Larry Hayes, Chipley. Dis-
trict II, Ray Mobley, Madison-Gary;
Bobby Creech, Hamilton County; and
Jimmy Marshall, Blountstown Senior.
District III, Bobby Shaw, Santa Fe
Senior; James Richardson, Santa Fe
Junior; Ronnie Whitehead, Starke-Brad-
ford. District IV, Phillip Steele, South
Sumter Senior; Jimmy Shaw, Eustis; and
Edward Harmon, Orlando-Jones. District
V, Gary Beagles, Bartow Senior; and
Melvin Miller, Mulberry. District VI,
Lloyd Porterfield, LaBelle; Raymond
Bishop, Miami-Central; and Jon Rackley,
Russell Bradford, Agriculture Affairs,
Peace Corps, Washington, D. C., ad-
dressed the convention concerning oppor-
tunties for young people to render ser-
vice and receive valuable experience
through the Peace Corps.
President Byrd and Bruce Yancey, 2nd
Vice President, gave introductory re-
marks regarding candidates for the

Honorary State Farmer Degree, after
which the State Officers awarded degrees
to the following: Hamilton Hicks, Edu-
cational Director, Decon Company, New
York; Gen. J. C. Hutchinson, Chairman,
Board of Directors, Chase and Company,
Sanford; O. P. McArthur, Director, Agri-
culture Stabilization Service, Gainesville;
Stuart Simpson, Simpson Nursery Com-
pany, Monticello; Emery Williams,
Board of Directors, Agriculture Conser-
vation Program, Alachua; Martin Rob-
erts, Board of Directors, Agriculture Con-
servation Program Wauchula; Gharod
Whitfield, Retired Vocational Agriculture
Teacher, Cottondale; Robert W. McCol-
lough President, McCollough Farm Sup-
ply, Fort Myers; Larry Workman, Prin-
cipal, Auburndale High School, Auburn-
dale; Julian Shaw, Principal, Haines City
High School, Haines City; A. R. Adams,
Assistant Superintendent for Instruc-
tional Affairs, Polk County; Art Calvert,
Regional Director, Florida Department of
Agriculture, Miami; and Joe Brown,
Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture,
Tallahassee. Phillip Clark. Superinten-
dent of Public Instruction, Lafayette
Bruce Cook, Sarasota-Riverview, 1966
State Winner in Farm Mechanics, re-
ceived a certificate and $100 check from
the National Future Farmer Foundation.
The awards were presented by Joe
Brown, Assistant Commissioner of Agri-
culture. Six other Future Farmers re-
ceived $10 cash each from the Florida
Association, FFA. They were: Douglas
Ellenburg, Bethlehen; Larry Miller,
Blounstown Sr.; Chris Hines, Santa Fe
Senior; Everett Rozar, Groveland; Dale
Wright, Fort Meade; and Robert Borek,
After announcements were made, Pro-
gram of Work Committees received their
assignments and recessed for meetings
in Peabody Auditorium and the Daytona
Plaza Hotel.
Over 800 Future Farmers, Advisers,
and guests met on the beach at "Beach
Rest" at 5:30 p.m. for a fish fry spon-
sored by Turner E. Smith and Company,
Atlanta, Georgia; Florida Cattlemen's
Magazine, Kissimmee; City of Daytona
Beach; and the Tampa Tribune Com-
pany, Tampa.
At the Wednesday afternoon session,
President Byrd introduced Honorable
Floyd Christian, State Superintendent of
Public Instruction Superintendent Chris-
tian made an impressive talk to the dele-
gation after which they gave him a stand-
ing ovation.

Talent Program Wednesday
Evening Entertainment
A SPECIAL talent program was presented
on Wednesday evening. It was produced
under the direction of Nat Storms,
Vocational Agriculture Teacher at Bran-
don. More than 1,000 Future Farmers
and guests attended. Brad Culverhouse,
past state vice president, was Master of
Ceremonies for an entertaining program
which was held in the Chapter Bandshell,
Continued on page 16

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1966

SStar State Farmer David Thompson, his
parents and adviser were presented to
the convention (left). Below, David
is at work at one of the many projects
that made him the 1966 honoree,

S David Thompson Is

The 1966 Star State Farmer

For Florida

WATCHING the Star Farmer ceremonies at the State FFA Convention were nearly 1,500 Future Farmers, advisers and friends
of the FFA. As the spotlight moved from one District Star Farmer to another and the State President read the accomplish-
ments of each of the six young men, the audience was aware of all the hard work and years of efforts which came before these
moments of glory. Each of the six would be worthy of the Star Farmer title.
Finally, the spotlight rested on a Future Farmer from the Marianna FFA Chapter, David Thompson, and he was named
Star State Farmer of Florida for 1966.
David was all smiles as he was congratulated by Howard Williams, National president, FFA, who presented him a check
for $200 from the Future Farmers of America Foundation. He also received a check for $50 from the Mid States Steel and Wire
Company to attend the National Convention next October and he received the beautiful silver trophy from the Florida Publishing
Company, presented by Roy Mills, Bureau Chief, DeLand. He was very modest in accepting the District I Star Farmer, Area I
Star Farmer and the Star State Farmer Awards.
His father, J. R. Thompson, was presented the Honorary State Farmer Degree and his mother received the Certificate of
Merit. His vocational agriculture teacher, Rex, Toole, was presented $75 from the Southern Nitrogen Company of Savannah,
and the Florida Nitrogen Company of Tampa, to attend the National Convention next October in Kansas City, Missouri.
David's supervised practice program consists of 18 acres of corn, 10 acres of hay, 70 acres of peanuts, 6 beef cows, a
seed bed, and 10 bee-hives.
He has served as chapter president, secretary, and chairman of many major committees. He was an outstanding exhibitor
at the West Florida Livestock and West Florida Dairy Shows, and Jackson County Fair where he won the Showmanship and
Herdsman Award.
David's productive projects were supported by the many improvement projects and supplementary farm jobs. In addi-
tion, he has a very outstanding record of participation in FFA activities. His improvement projects included building fences,
improving pasture, beautifying the homestead, keeping records, planting soil improvement crops, installing modern conveniences,
constructing and painting buildings, and growing feed crops.
Supplementary farm practices included constructing general equipment; repairing tools, fences, and gates; repairing, paint-
ing and storing farm machinery; and controlling pests and diseases. He has served as an officer in his Sunday School class,
Training Union, and is a member of the church choir. Also, he is a junior member of the Florida and American Angus Associa-
tion, and Jackson County Cattlemen's Association.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1966

Meet Your New FFA Officers

Jerry Scarborough
JERRY SCARBOROUGH, a recent graduate of
Branford high school, and a member
of the F.F.A. Chapter, is president of the
Florida Association, F.F.A. He is the 18
year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Scar-
borough of O'Brien.
He has been president, vice president
and chaplain of his chapter; delegate to
the state convention; chairman of many
committees; participant in public speak-
ing, quartet, judging teams, chapter ban-
quets, fairs and shows; and has received
many awards.
Jerry Scarborough's outstanding
leadership activities included being cap-
tain and all-conference in football for 2
years; president and vice president of
the student council; president of his
sophomore and junior classes; youth pas-
tor, officer of his Sunday School and
Training Union classes.
His present farming program consists
of 100% ownership in 2 acres of peanuts.
15 acres of corn, 9 hogs for meat and
.88 acres of tobacco. Jerry's improve-
ment projects included constructing farm
buildings, beautifying the home, grow-
ing feed crops and building fences.

Thomas McClure
First Vice President
THOMAS MCCLURE, 18, is the first vice
president representing District VI. He is
a recent graduate of North Miami High
School and a member of the F. F. A.
Chapter. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ira T. McClure of Miami.
Tom's supervised practice program has
consisted of poultry for eggs, an orna-
mental nursery, and show steers. Pres-
ently he has 100% ownership in 500
ornamental plants.
He has served as president of his chap-
ter and has been chairman of the Rec-
reation and Cooperative Activities Com-
mittees. He has been delegate to the
state convention; toastmaster at the chap-
ter banquet; participant in many chapter
cooperative activities, and the district
leadership school. He has been a member
of the chapter livestock, dairy, and poul-
try judging teams.
Tom's other leadership activities inclu-
ded being a member of the Episcopal
Young Churchmen; member of several
show horse associations, showing horses;
and president of his homeroom.

Dewitt Scott
Second Vice President
DEWITT SCOTT, second vice president rep-
resenting District I, is a member of the
Poplar Springs Chapter. He is 18 years
old, the son of Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Scott.
During last year, he had 100 percent
ownership in five acres of peanuts, twenty

acres of corn and eight hogs for meat.
Dewitt's leadership activities included
being President and Secretary of his
chapter; delegate to the State Forestry
Camp and State FFA Convention; par-
ticipant in Parliamentary Procedure,
Public Speaking and Judging Teams; and
chairman of many committees.
He has been president of his class,
vice president of the Beta Club, and
vice president of the Letter Club. De-
witt's improvement projects include
sharpening farm tools and equipment,
planting soil improvement crops, grow-
ing feed crops and a home garden, and
terracing land.

Bruce Hutchcraft
Third Vice President
BRUCE HUTCHCRAFT, third vice president
representing District V, is the 18 year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Hutch-
craft of Seffner. He is a recent graduate
of the Brandon High School, a member
of the F. F. A. Chapter.
His supervised practice program this
year consisted of one steer and 25 percent
ownership in three acres of citrus and
5,000 laying hens. Bruce's improvement
projects consisted of building and re-
pairing fences, beautifying the home,
painting buildings, constructing build-
ings, and growing a home garden.
Bruce has been active in his chapter,
serving as secretary, and vice president;
and treasurer of the Hillsborough County
Federation for two years. He has served
on many committees, was delegate to the
State Convention and chapter represen-
tative to the National Convention. He
has participated in public speaking,
parliamentary procedure, tractor driving
and livestock judging. He was also an
officer in his Sunday School; participant
in several fairs and shows, and the chap-
ter banquet.

Jimmy Emerson
Fourth Vice President
JIMMY EMERSON, fourth vice president,
represents District III, is a member of
the Santa Fe Chapter. He is the 17
year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Em-
erson, a recent graduate of Santa Fe High
His farming program this year consists
of 100 percent ownership of one acre of
pepper, two steers, two head of cows, and
50 percent ownership in one acre of to-
Jimmy has been active in the Santa Fe
Junior Chapter, and treasurer of the
Senior Chapter. He has been chairman
of many committees including the state
winning Farm Safety Committee, a dele-
gate to the State Convention and chapter
representative to the National Conven-
tion; participant in public speaking
parliamentary procedure, judging teams;
fairs and shows, and leadership schools.

He has been President and Vice Presi-
dent of the student council, church usher,
president of the Spanish Club, life mem-
ber of the Beta Club, member of the
varsity football and baseball teams.
Jimmy's improvement projects have in-
cluded beautifying the home, improving
the fertilization of crops, constructing
cattle equipment, repairing and improv-
ing buildings, and rearranging fences
and fields.

Merrill Smith
Fifth Vice President
MERRILL SMITH, fifth vice president rep-
resenting District II, is the 17 year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Smith of Jasper.
He will be a senior in Hamilton County
High School at Jasper next year.
His farming program this year consists
of 100 percent ownership in 3 acres of
corn, 50 percent ownership in 1,000 acres
of forest, 230 gum trees, and a forestry
seed bed.
His outstanding accomplishments in
forestry have earned for him the Sea-
board Forestry Award, the $500 Rayo-
nier Scholarship, and the State Founda-
tion Award in Forestry. He has partici-
pated in parliamentary procedure, pub-
lic speaking; livestock judging, chapter
banquets, state forestry camp, served as
a delegate to the state convention. He
has been a student council representative
and officer in his Sunday School and
Training Union classes.
Merrill's improvement projects in-
cluded beautifying the home, repairing
and sharpening farm tools and equip-
ment, planting soil improvement crops,
growing feed crops, and protecting forest

Gary Gibson
Sixth Vice President
GARY GIBSON, 17, a recent graduate of
the Seminole High School at Sanford,
is sixth vice president representing Dis-
trict IV. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
William A. Gibson.
This year Gary's program consisted of
rabbits for meat, truck general, and
placement for experience in nursery and
floriculture work. He has been president,
secretary, and reporter of his chapter.
served as chairman of many committees,
participated in parliamentary procedure.
chapter banquet, and leadership school.
In addition, he has served as a delegate
to the state convention and a member of
the Livestock Judging team.
He has been a Sunday School teacher,
church clerk, assistant song leader, mem-
ber of the Farm Bureau, and a member
of the track team. Gary's improvement
projects consisted of building fences,
beautifying the home, starting home
fruit orchard, and repairing and painting

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1966

Jerry Scarborough
President. Branford Chapter
"We are proud of Jerry Scarborough
and know that he will do a good job
as State FFA President."

Sponsored by
Ward Fertilizer Company
Branford. Florida

Dewitt Scott
Second Vice President
Poplar Springs Chapter

Sponsored by
Cotton Producers Association
Graceville, Florida
Manager, Carlos McNair

Jimmy Emerson
Fourth Vice President
Sante Fe Chapter, Alachua
Sponsored by
Copeland Sausage Company, Inc.
"A Taste Honored Tradition"
Alachua, Florida
Alachua Milling Company, Inc.
Custon Grinding-Shelling & Mixing
Night phones 462-1569, 462-1118-
Day. 462-1244

Thomas McClure
First Vice President
North Miami Chapter

Sponsored by
Lifter, Incorporated
407 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, Florida

Merrill Smith
Fifth Vice President
Hamilton Chapter, Jasper

Sponsored by
Farmers Center
Mobile Feed Mill Service
Jim Dunaway, owner-Jasper, Fla.

Bruce W. Hutchcraft
Third Vice President
Brandon Chapter

Sponsored by
Publix Super Markets
"where shopping is a pleasure"

Gary Gibson
Sixth Vice President
Seminole Chapter, Sanford

Sponsored by
Gator Lumber Company, Inc.
C Boyd Coleman. Sanford. Florida

1966-67 OFFICERS
of the Florida FFA
are sponsored by
business firms

Pictorial Memories of the Wood-Cox Ceremony

Honoring 50 Years of Service to the FFA

Special ceremonies during the 1966 FFA
Convention in Daytona Beach honored retiring FFA
Leaders A. R. Cox and Harry E. Wood-two men of
wisdom and experience who are an inspiration
to work with and a pleasure to know.
Top, right: Harry E. Wood is congratulated
by past State President Glen Byrd and
Doyle Conner. Below, right: Wood and A. R.
Cox with State Senator Hal Davis, State Demo-
cratic Chairman Pat Thomas, and Doyle Conner.


Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1966

Top, left: Wood is congratulated by
C. M. Lawrence, former state FFA officer
who succeeded Wood. Wood always realized the
importance of an outstanding staff with which
to work.

Second, left: a handshake and congratulations
go to Al Cox.

Third, left: Wood talks with Floyd Philmon
of the Dade City Chapter, one of the first
state officers to be under the influence of
State Adviser Wood.

Below, top: Wood and his mother, Mrs. Anna Wood,
recall early days when he churned ice cream and sold
it in his father's store.

Below: Wood is congratulated by his sister and her
husband, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Scofield of Gainesville.

Left, opposite: A token of appreciation is given
Mrs. Wood for her patience and understanding.

Left, bottom: Honors go to Mrs. Cox, who virtually
ran a "home away from home" for state FFA officers
while they were in Tallahassee.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1966


Committees were hard at work during the convention. Above left are members of the earnings and savings committee, right,
members of the leadership committee.

Entertainment at the convention included a fish fry (left) sponsored by the Florida Cattleman magazine, City of Daytona
Beach, Turner E. Smith and Company. Right, boys enjoy a special bandshell program.

State Convention Highlights...

Continued from page 10
an open-air theater.
The evening's entertainment began
with the Williston String Band, State
Winner, performing. Future Farmers,
Advisers, and guests attending the talent
show applauded heartily for the talented
amateur performers.
Special guests were recognized by
Culverhouse, then the program was closed
with the State Sweetheart, Debbie Die-
trick, leading the audience in singing the
Star Spangled Banner.

State Farmers Honored at
Thursday Breakfast
THE ALPHA Gamma Rho fraternity and
the Florida Farm Bureau Insurance
Companies, Gainesville, sponsored a
breakfast at the Daytona Plaza Hotel
at 7:00 a.m., for all State Farmer Candi-
dates planning to attend college. Charles
Babb, president of the fraternity, acted
as Toastmaster. Dr. William G. Blue
gave an inspiring address. The Williston
String Band furnished the music.
The Fifth Session opened with Har-
monica playing by Vann Gray, second
place winner from Zephyrhills. The
devotional was included in the opening

ceremony. President Byrd introduced
Larry McCraney, fourth Vice President
who acted as presiding officer for the
session. The annual Treasurer's report
was given by David Bell, Poplar Springs,
third Vice President, and approved. Dale
Carlton, Director of Grower and Contract
Division, Florida Citrus Mutual, Lake-
land, presented the fourth State Citrus
Placement Awards. Richard Roe, Wau-
chula-Peace River, received a check for
$100 as a State Winner in Citrus Produc-
tion. His adviser, John Maddox, received
a plaque. Charles Herring, DeLand, re-
ceived $25 as District IV winner of Citrus
Production Award.
Bruce Cook, Sarasota Senior, received
$100 as State Winner in Citrus Place-
ment. His advisers, C. E. Bloodsworth
and Tom Brown, received plaques.
District Winners in Citrus Placement
who received $25 each were: District V,
James Starling, Mulberry; District VI,
Leroy Pepper, Sebring.
Candidates for the State Farmer De-
gree was conferred upon 195 Future
Farmers. (This list is given on page 2.)
The Production Credit Associations in
Florida presented a State Farmer Key to
each member receiving the degree. James
E. Whitten, Assistant Secretary, Federal

Intermediate Credit Bank of Columbia,
South Carolina, presented the Keys.
Names of the sponsoring associations
and their general managers are as
follows: Bradenton Production Credit
Association, Herbert Cook, Bradenton;
Gulf Ridge Production Credit Associa-
tion, R. D. Willis, Lakeland; Florida
Citrus Production Credit Association, T.
A. Campbell, Orlando; Gainesville Pro-
duction Credit Association, Henry Frazer,
Gainesville; Monticello Production Credit
Association, C. F. Morton, Mariarina;
Northeast Production Credit Association
J. E. Dukes, Palatka; North Florida Pro-
duction Credit Association, Aubrey
Fowler; Live Oak; Central Florida Pro.
duction Credit Association, John P.
Payne, Orlando; and Farmer Production
Credit Association, Charles B. Long, Jr.,
John Bembry, State Champion Har-
monica Player from Santa Fe Senior,
played several numbers.
Carroll Lamb, Chief of the Mgrket
Expansion-Promotion Section of the
Florida Department of Agriculture,
brought greetings from the Honorable
Doyle Conner, State Commissioner of
Agriculture, and presented the State De-
partment of Agriculture Awards of $75
each to be used to pay expenses of win-
ners to the National FFA Convention.
The Awards went to: Area I, John Ward,
Jr., Havana; Area II, Clarence Fields,

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1966

Left, John Bembry received harmonica award, with contestants Vann Gray, Robert Carter looking on. Right, Joe Bronun assist-
ant to the Commissioner of Agriculture. presents agricultural mechanics award to Bruce Cook. Other participants (from left):
Charles Hines, adviser Freddie Garner, Everett Rozar. Dale Wright. Robert Borek, advisers Tom Brown, Clifford Bloodsworth.

Left, Merrill Smith receives Seaboard forestry award from industrial forester A'an Fowler. Other winners (from left) Ivey
Bailey, adviser Fred Ward; Wade Murphy; David Everett, Jr. Right, farm and home electrification winner Ronald Kirkland re-
ceived award from Wade Wilfong, Florida Power Corporation. Other 'winners (from left): Randy Wilkerson, adviser Eugene
Doss. Randal W. Douberly. Kirkland's adviser Leroy Gillis

Santa Fe Senior; Area III, Bruce Hutch-
craft, Brandon.
The FFA members winning Conner
Scholarships in 1965-66 were recognized
and congratulated. These scholarships
of $100 each are to be used to pay ex-
penses in an institute of higher learning.
Area winners are as follows: Area I,
Jerry Baker, Bethlehem; Area II, Tom
Edwards, Starke; Area III, Bobby Hebb,
Bartow Senior.
The State Star Greenhand received a
$100 award sponsored by the Future
Farmer of America Foundation. He was
Ronald Williams, Bethlehem Chapter
and his adviser Leroy Gillis also received
$100 to attend the National Convention
The following District Winners received
$50 each: District I, Kedric Smothers,
Vernon; District II, Sid Allen, Live Oak-
Suwannee; District III, Van Long,
Baker County; District IV, Kenneth
Evans, Maitland-Hungerford; District V,
Leon Holton, Brandon-Horace Mann;
and District VI, Al Brown, Ft. Pierce.
The candidates for State President,
1966-67, were given two minutes each to
present their qualifications prior to the
balloting for president. President Byrd
called on Bruce Howell, who explained
the method of voting. Voting machines
were used through the courtesy of Mrs.
Katherine Odham, Supervisor of Reg-
istration, Volusia County. The delegates
voted immediately after the meeting

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1966

After several announcements the meet-
ing was closed with the closing cere-
mony. The 1966 State Farmers and their
advisers were guests of Chase Company
of Sanford at a luncheon in the Daytona
Plaza Hotel. The Williston String Band
furnished the music. Glenn Byrd, State
President, was Master of Ceremonies.

Thursday Afternoon Brings
Scholarships and Awards

PRESIDENT GLENN BYRD called to order
the Sixth Session and introduced the
presiding officer, 6th Vice President,
Tommy Smith. H. E. Wood, State
Adviser, Florida Association, FFA,
presented $150 J. F. Williams Scholar-
ships .to Marvin Lamar Simmons, Gaines-
ville; Charles G. Garris, Reddick; and
Joe Ray Kirkland, Macclenny. Charles
Garris is planning to accept employment
as a teacher of Vocational Agriculture in
Florida. Tommy Smith introduced the
1965 American Farmer Degree recipients
who were present. Each was called on
to say a few words.
The 1966 American Farmer Degree
applicants and their advisers were also
introduced: David Bridges, Auburndale
and advisers William Holbrook and Jack
Russell; Joe Busby, Santa Fe Senior and
advisers F. D. McCormick and Kenneth

Lee; Donald Glenwood Cook, Vernon
and adviser Irving Roche; George Larry
Ford, Malone and adviser Harold
Stewart; David E. Fugate, Santa Fe
Senior and advisers F. D. McCormick
and Kenneth Lee; James Harper, Chief-
land and adviser Willie Maughan; Jerry
Lawrence, Wauchula-Peace River and
adviser John Maddox; Joe Bowyer Race,
Winter Haven and advisers Robert A.
Croft and Louis E. Smith; Charles
Richard Sargeant, Lakeland and advisers
Richard Gavin and Michael Lish; Mar-
cus Dow Shackelford, Wauchula-Peace
River and adviser John Maddox; El-
dridge Clyde Thornhill, Groveland and
advisers R. A. Campbell and F. G. Gar-
ner; James Veal. Pahokee and advisers
Noma Norman and Lansing Gordon; and
Charles Douglas Waller. Bartow and ad-
viser R. B. O'Berry.
Larry Fqrd, American Farmer Degree
Candidate was recommended for the Star
American Farmer Award.
Each year the Florida Association,
FFA invites the State President from all
FFA State Associations in the Southern
Region, as well as the Presidents of other
youth organizations in Florida to attend
their State Convention. Those present
this year were: National FFA President
Howard Lee Williams, and Kenneth
Graeber, president, Texas Association,
FFA. Both guests spoke briefly.
"Pass the Chicken, Pappy" awards

Speakers at the convention included National President Howard Williams, Texas As-
sociation President Kenneth Graeber, and Russell Bradford. Peace Corps.

Other convention speakers were Carroll Lamb, State Department of Agriculture;
Floyd T. Christian, State Superintendent of Schools: FHA. President Karen Dexter.

Greensboro champion quartet John Clark, Ronnie Macon, Neal Blount, Lamar Clark,
and pianist received award from judge F. E. Breckenridge.

Dale Carlton, Citrus Mutual, presented a plaque to Cifford Bloodsuorth, adviser of
the citrus placement winner. Other winners (from left): James Starling, adviser
Eugene Doss, Leroy Pepper, adviser Tom Brown.

Star greenhand Ronald Williams and other winners receive awards from Carroll
Lamb, State Department of Agriculture

sponsored by the Sears and Roebuck
Foundation, were presented to twelve
chapters with E. L. Jones, Assistant
Manager, Sears Roebuck Company, Day-
tona Beach, presenting the awards. The
first place winner in each district re-
ceived $25; second place. $15; the third
place, $10. Those who received awards
by districts were as follows: District I,
Poplar Springs, Bethlehem and Laurel
Hill; District II, Hamilton County, Talla-
hassee- Rickards, and Madison Gary;
District III, Macclenny and Chiefland;
District IV, St. Cloud; District V, Bar-
tow; and District VI, Wauchula-Peace
River, Wauchula-Hardee, and Avon Park.
E. L. Jones explained and presented
the Livestock Improvement Program A-
wards sponsored by the Sears Roebuck
Foundation. Atlanta, Georgia, to: Fort
Pierce, 1st place, $200-heifers; Okeecho-
bee, 2nd, $200-heifer; Zephyrhills, 3rd,
$200-heifer; Santa Fe, 4th, $200-heifer;
Sanford Junior, 5th, $50; Fort Meade,
6th, $35; Clewiston, 7th, $25; Starke, 8th,
$15; Haines City. 9th, $10; and Inverness,
10th $5.
Santa Fe Senior Chapter, State Winner
of the Cooperative Activities Contest,
was presented a plaque and a check for
$500 from the Florida Council of Farmers
Cooperatives, C. A. McNair, Vice Presi-
dent, Florida Council of Farmer Coopera-
tives, and Mrs. Jean Rice, editor of Dixie
Co-Op News, Cotton Producers Associa-
tion; Atlanta, Georgia, to help defray
expenses for at least one carload of its
members and advisers to the annual
meeting of the American Institute of
Cooperatives, at Ft. Collins, Colorado.
Other winners receiving awards were:
1st place-$50 and a bronze plaque with
the chapter name engraved on it, 2nd
place-$30, and 3rd place-$20.) District I,
Bethlehem, Vernon, Walnut Hill; Dis-
trict II, Tallahassee Leon, Hamilton
County, Live Oak-J. F. Williams; Dis-
trict III, Santa Fe Senior, Santa Fe
Junior, Jacksonville-Paxon; District IV,
South Sumter Senior, Groveland, Inver-
ness; District V, Bartow Senior, Mul-
berry, Zephyrhills Senior; District VI.
Belle Glade and Bradenton.
The checks to the chapters in Districts
I through IV were from the Cotton Pro-
ducers Association, a large Farm Supply
and Marketing Cooperative with branch
stores known as Farmers Mutual Ex-
changes located in various points in
North Florida. Checks for District V
and VI were furnished by the Florida
Council of Farmer Cooperatives.
The Chapter Scrapbook Awards were
presented by National President Wil-
liams for the sponsor, Ward Fertilizer
Company, Branford, to the following:
Sanford-Seminole as State Winner, $50
and a pennant. District Winners were:
District I, Bethlehem; District II, Hamil-
ton County; District III, Santa Fe Senior,
Gainesville; District IV, Ocoee, Grove-
land; District V, Brandon, Bartow
Senior; District VI, Miami-Edison-Cen-
tral, Okeechobee. Judges were R. A.
Miessen, Jacksonville; and A. R. Cox,
Athens, Georgia;
Tommy Smith, Sixth Vice President,

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1966

Larry McCraney, Fourth Vice President,
and John Hooker, First Vice President
made their retiring reports to the dele-
State Sweetheart Debbie Dietrick,
Orlando, entertained with. several vocal
selections at this time, accompanied by
Pat Byrd. Debbie was then presented a
certificate of merit by President Byrd.
Several Committee Reports were read
and approved.
The President announced that the vot-
ing on State President has resulted in a
run-off between Jerry Scarborough,
Branford, and Jimmy Emerson, Alachua-
Santa Fe Senior. The second ballot for
president was cast after the session was
The boys and advisers winning in the
Florida Citrus Production Credit As-
sociation, Orlando, at the Daytona Plaza
Hotel with T. A. Campbell, General
Manager as host.
A program was given at the Daytona
Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce
meeting, at the Alibi Steak House with
the Clewiston String Band furnishing the
music and Johnny Bembry, Chisholm
Chapter, State Champion Harmonica
Player, playing some selections. J. M.
Everett had charge of the program and
National President Howard Williams,
gave the address.

Speaking, Quartet Contests
Held Thursday Evening
THE SEVENTH session of the convention
was called to order by the State Presi-
dent. He then introduced John Hooker,
First Vice President, who presided over
the session.
Dr. James Christiansen explained the
procedure for the Public Speaking Con-
test. The first place winner, Richard
Kinney of Zephyrhills was presented
$100, a certificate and pin by Charles
Moore of Belk-Lindsey Stores in Ormond
Beach. It was sponsored by the Future
Farmers of America Foundation. Jerry
Bonner, Williston, $25 sponsored by the
Belk-Lindsey Stores of Florida, as second
place winner; and Hilton McSwain,
Poplar Springs, $20 sponsored by the
Belk-Lindsey Stores of Florida as third
place winner. The State Winner will re-
present Florida in the Tri-State Public
Speaking Contest to be held at Auburn
University, Auburn, Alabama, in July.
Larry McCraney, Fourth Vice Presi-
dent, explained and conducted the State
Quartet Contest. The judges were:
Forrest Breckenridge, Chairman of the
judges, W. E. Lawrence, Chairman,
Florida Egg Commission, John Martin,
Farm Bureau Agency Manager, Volusia
County, and Ralph Lougee, retired.
The awards of the Florida Association,
FFA were presented by chairman of the
judges to the following: 1st, Greensboro
Chapter; 2nd, Ocala-Howard; 3rd, Turkey
Creek; 4th, Chipley-Roulhac; and 5th,
Williston Vocational. In respect to the
above order of the winning chapter
quartets, the awards were as follows: 1st,
pennant and $20; 2nd, $15; 3rd, $10; 4th,
$5; 5th, $5; and 6th, $5. The Greensboro
Florida Future Farmer 19

lex Bishop, Hoffman's Nursery in Miami, presented check to ornamental horticulture

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Richard Roe and adviser John Maddox received, citrus production awards- from Dale
Carlton, Citrus Mutual. Other winners, Charles Herring, adviser Darwin Bennett.


Richard Kinney received public speaking award from Charles Moore, Belk-Lindsey
stores. Other winners (from left) Hilton McSwain, adviser Ferris Rogers, Jerry Bon-
ner, adviser Ronnie Jeffries.

Mrs. Ellen Haynie introduces guests at chapter cooperative dinner.

1966 State dairy farmer Bruce Yancey receives awards from H. B. Gassaway, Seal-
test Food Plant. Other winner (from left): Clarence Fields, adviser Charles Williams.

State Champion Quartet will represent
Florida in the Tri-State Contest at the
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, in
Karen Dexter, President Elect, FHA,
introduced fellow officers and Advisory
Bruce A. Yancey of the Bradenton-
Southeast FFA Chapter was presented a
Dairy Efficiency Plaque from the Na-
tional Dairy Products Corporation, New
York and a certificate and check for
$100 from the Future Farmers of America
Foundation as Star State Dairy Farmer,
by H. B. Gassaway, Field Representative
of Sealtest Foods Plant, Tampa. District
winners receiving $25 each from the
National Dairy Products Corporation
were: John Wise, Gonzalez; Wyatt
Shaw, Lafayette Chapter at Mayo; Clar-
ence M. Fields, Jr., Santa Fe Chapter at
Alachua; Terrell W. Newman, Groveland
Chapter; Bobby Hebb, Bartow, Sr.,
Chapter and Sam Boyette, Bradenton-
Southeast Senior Chapter.
President Byrd announced the results
of the runoff election for president.
Jerry Scarborough, Branford was named
new State President. Jerry began his
new role as State President with a brief
talk, expressing his thanks to the del-
Glenn Byrd, President, presented the
names of the Nominating Committee
selections for State Vice Presidents
which were approved as follows: 1st,
Wayne Warren, Wauchula-Peace River;
2nd, Dewitt Scott, Poplar Springs; 3rd,
Bruce Hutchcraft, Brandon; 4th, Jimmy
Emerson, Santa Fe Senior; 5th, No Com-
mittee Recommendation; 6th, Gary Gib-
son, Sanford-Seminole.
Nominations from the floor were as
follows: 1st V.P., Thomas McClure,
North Miami; David Wilkins, Palmetto;
Tom LaRue, Miami-Edison-Central; 2nd
V.P., Larry Hayes, Chipley; 3rd V.P.,
John Renfroe, Turkey Creek Senior;
Kenny Butts, Lakeland; Paul Ayers,
Winter Haven; 4th V.P., James Johnson,
Paxon; John Odom, Starke-Bradford;
5th V.P., Larry Miller, Blountstown
Senior, Johnny Ward, Havana; Merrill
Smith, Hamilton County; 6th V.P., No
Each of the Vice Presidential Candi-
dates made a short talk. The President
made some announcements after which
the meeting adjourned with the official
closing ceremony.

Balloting and Awards Made
During Friday Morning
THE FIRST ballot for Vice President was
held prior to the opening of the session.
Special music was furnished by the Ocala-
Howard quartet, second place winners in
the State Contest. The devotional was
included in the opening ceremony. Presi-
dent Byrd introduced Grier Wells, Fifth
Vice President who served as presiding
officer during the session.
Two scholarships of $250 each from the
Florida Bankers Association to them in
attending college were presented to Larry

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1966

Miller, Blountstown Senior and Chester
James Lee, Groveland.
Phillip Wagner, vice president, Florida
Bank and Trust Company, Daytona
Beach presented the two scholarships.
John Barnes, Area Conservationist,
Marianna, presented the Soil and Water
Management Awards. The state winner,
David Alford of the Ponce de Leon
Chapter received a certificate and a $100
check from the Future Farmers of
America Foundation. To each of the
district winners a $25 check was given
from the Florida Chapter Soil Conserva-
tion Society of America. These winners
by districts were as follows: District I,
Dan Eubanks, Walnut Hill; District II,
Charles Hurst, Mayo; District II, Bobby
Hargrave, Santa Fe Senior; District IV,
Frank Lee, Groveland; District V, Bobby
Wilson, Bartow Senior; and District VI,
Ronald Durrance, Wauchula-Peace River.
Several Committee Reports were read
and approved. President Byrd gave his
retiring report.
Dr. Walter R. Williams, director, Voca-
tional, Technical, and Adult Education,
Tallahassee, presented the Superior and
Standard Chapter Awards by areas.
Those having Superior rating received a
plaque, or a spur to be placed on the
plaque which they had received in pre-
vious years. Increased interest was
shown this year by the chapters as in-
dicated by their accomplishments reports.
President Byrd presented Special A-
ward Plaques to the following four men
in appreciation of their many years of
service to the Future Farmer Organiza-
tion: Thomas D. Bailey, former State
School Superintendent and A. R. Cox,
former Executive Secretary, Florida As-
sociation, FFA. The meeting was then
adjourned with the closing ceremony.
A special luncheon was held at the
Daytona Plaza Hotel for the District
Star State Farmers, their parents and
advisers and the office staff by the Mid-
States Steel and Wire Company, Craw-
fordville, Indiana, and Jacksonville,
Florida, with Jack B. Salt as host.

Top Chapters Cited at
Friday Afternoon Session
THE MEETING was called to order with
the opening ceremony with President
Byrd presiding. The four winning chap-
ters in the State Chapter Contest were
presented their awards by Charlie Moore
on behalf of Mr. Colin Lindsey of Belk-
Lindsey Stores of Florida. The chapters
will be entered in national competition.
The State Winner this year was Santa Fe
Senior at Alachua, advisers Kenneth Lee
and F. D. McCormick. The chapter re-
ceived $40 and a gold plaque. Bartow,
second place winner, received $25 and a
silver plaque, adviser R. B. O'Berry.
Third place, Vernon, received $15 and a
bronze plaque, adviser Irving Roche.
Fort Meade was declared fourth place
winner and received a bronze plaque and
$10. The advisers are Manning Carter
and T. A. Cochrane.
First place winner in each district re-

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FPL farm representatives are proud to give a help-
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Vocational Agriculture in high school provides an excellent background
of training for boys planning to farm, enter agricultural college, or work in
a wide variety of non-farm agricultural occupations.

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Carroll Lamb, State Department of Agriculture, presents departments a
John Ware, Jr., Clarence Fields, Bruce Hutchcraft.

State Adviser H. E. Wood awards J. F. Williams memorial scholarships t
Garris, Joe Kirkland and Lamar Simmons.


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('onner scholarship winners Jerry Baker. Tom Edwards, adii.-er Curtis
Bobby Hebb, and adviser R. B. O'Berry receive awards from Carroll L

Honorary State Farmer degrees were presented in impressive ceremi

ceived $25; second place winner, $20 third
place winner, $15; and fourth place win-
ner, $10. Those receiving awards by
districts in order of placing were as fol-
lows: District I. Vernon, Bethlehem,
Walnut Hill and Poplar Springs; District
II, Havana, Jasper-Hamilton County,
Blountstown Senior, and Greensboro;
District III, Santa Fe Junior, Stark-
Bradford, and Macclenny; District IV,
South Sumter Senior, Groveland, Ocala,
and Deland; District V, Bartow Senior,
Fort Meade, Mulberry, and Winter
Haven; District VI. Bradenton, Fort
Pierce. Miami-Edison, Miami-Hialeah.
Several Committee Reports were read
wards to and approved.
The delegation spent a few moments
of silent prayer in memory of friends and
loved ones who had departed during the
past year.
Jack B. Salt of the Mid-States Steel
and wire Company presented awards as
follows: David Thompson, Star State
Farmer, $50; Area State Farmers were:
John Odom, III, Bradford Chapter and
David Wilkins, Palmetto Chapter, receiv-
ing $25. District Star Farmers received
$10 cash each. These awards were
sponsored by the Mid-State Steel and
Wire Company. Jacksonville, Florida, and
Crawfordville, Indiana. David Thomp-
son also received for his services a $200
check from the Future Farmers of
America Foundation, Inc., presented by
Howard Williams, National FFA Presi-
Special Leadership Awards from
o Charles Southern Nitrogen Company, Savannah,
Georgia, and Florida Nitrogen Company
of Tampa, were presented to the young
men because of their outstanding
I Supervised Practice Programs and Lead-
ership Abilities. Area Winners-District
Winners, $100 each were John Odom, III,
Bradford, and David Wilkins. Palmetto
S Chapter. District Winners, $75 each
S were: Donald McCulley. Hamilton Coun-
ty, Steven Kinard, South Sumter, and
Bobby Wilson, Bartow Senior. These
awards are to help pay their expenses in
attending the National FFA Convention
in Kansas City, Missouri, in October.
Wayne Cox, Agronomist, Southern Nitro-
gen Company, Savannah, Georgia, made
the presentations. He also presented
Marlow, Rex Toole adviser of the 1966 Star State
amb. Farmer, David Thompson, with $75 to
enable him to attend the National FFA
Roy Mills, Bureau Chief, Florida
Times Union, presented David with a
beautiful trophy from the Florida Pub-
lishing Company. At this time, the Star
Farmer's Father, J. R. Thompson, was
presented the honorary State Farmer
Degree. David's mother received the
Certificate of Merit.
SThe new State Officers were then in-
troduced by President Byrd as follows:
Jerry Scarborough, President, Branford;
Ist Vice President, Tom McClure, North
Miami; 2nd Vice President, Dewitt Scott,
Poplar Springs; 3rd Vice President,
Bruce Hutchcraft, Brandon; 4th Vice
President, Jimmy Emerson, Santa Fe
onv. Senior; 5th Vice President. Merrill

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1966

Smith, Hamilton County; and 6th Vice
President, Gary Gibson, Sanford-Semin-
ole. Each new officer was given a min-
ute to express to the Future Farmers and
advisers his appreciation for being
After several announcements and in-
troductions, the meeting was closed with
the official closing ceremony.
A special dinner was held in the Day-
tona Plaza for the new and immediate
past State Officers, past State Presidents
and State Awards Winners, sponsored by
Wilson-Toomer Fertilizer Company of
Jacksonville. Ed Raikes of Fort Pierce
served as host. The State Champion
String Band and Quartet and Joe Race,
Winter Haven, furnished the entertain-

Cox, Wood Honored by FFA
At Final Session on Friday
THE TENTH and final session of the con-
vention was called to order by the
The chairman of the Resolutions
Committee gave the committee's report
and it was approved.
The Chairman of the 1967 State Con-
vention Committee read the Committee
The following parents were presented
to the delegates and guests by the State
Officers, after which President Byrd
presented each father with the Honorary
State Farmer Degree and each mother
with a Certificate of Merit: Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel L. Wells, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
Yancey, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Z.
Bell, Mr. and Mrs. James I. Hooker, Sr.,
and Mrs. Loreta McCraney.
As the group left the stage, they were
given a standing ovation in appreciation
of the fine service they rendered to the
Florida Association, FFA.
The new officers of the Florida
Association, FFA, for 1966-67 were
officially installed with the appropriate
Future Farmer Ceremony and escorted
to their respective stations by retiring
officers. Retiring President Byrd turned
-the gavel over to president Jerry Scar-
borough who then assumed his duties as
president. He presented outgoing Presi-
dent Byrd with a gavel on which were
engraved the names of the 1965-66
H. E. Wood, State Adviser, presented
each of the retiring officers with a past
state officers pin. Jerry Scarborough,
State President, then extended greetings
to the delegates, and guests.
Howard Williams, National President,
and Kenneth Graeber, Texas State FFA
President, talked to the delegation
On behalf of the Florida Association,
FFA, gifts were presented to Mrs. Autie
McCallum, Miss Helen Jones, and Miss
Margie Hicks, for their outstanding
assistance during the convention. H. E.
Wood, John Maddox, and Richard Kelly
were given gifts as a token of appreci-
ation for their outstanding guidance and
An impressive pageant was presented

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1966

State Convention Highlights

Left, President Byrd presents gift to Margie Hicks. Right, James Whitten, Federal
Intermediate Credit Bank, Columbia, S.C. presents State Farmer Keys.

Left, former State Superintendent of Schools Thomas D. Bailey receives award from
President Byrd. Right, FFA Sweetheart Debbie Dietrick received certificate from
President Byrd.

Right, National President Williams presents award to poultry winner Tom Shaw and
adviser Kenneth Lee. Left, Bankers Association scholarships were presented to
adviser Freddie Garner and Larry Miller by Phillip Wagner.

At Alpha Gamma Rho breakfast were Kent Doke, Florida Farm Bureau Federation;
Willie Maughan, vocational agriculture teacher; Dr. E. G. Rodgers, University of
Florida. Right, A. R. Cox former executive secretary, Florida FFA, received award
from President Byrd.

Among the convention speakers were (from left) Lee P. Moore, Chase and Company;
Ed Raikes, Wilson and Toomer; and Dr. Walter R. Williams, State Director Voca-
tional. Technical Adult Education.

David Alford received $100 presented by John Barnes for achievements in soil and
water management. Other winners (from left): Bobby Hargrave, Charles Hurst,
adviser J. M. Everett, Don Eubanks, adviser Wayne Manning.

Neuw officers were installed by outgoing officers during the convention.

Jim Giles, past state vice president, briefing the new state officers following the
Lloyd Dubroff Breakfast.

honoring H. E. Wood and A. R. Cox for
their many years of devoted service to
the Association. After a few announce-
ments, the 38th Annual Convention,
Future Farmers of America was declared
adjourned by the President, Jerry
The new State Officers, their advisers,
and the State Staff were guests at a
special breakfast held in the Daytona
Plaza Hotel, sponsored by A. Lloyd Dub-
roff, past State FFA President of Talla-
hassee. In the absence of Lloyd Dubroff,
Jim Giles, former state FFA Vice Presi-
dent, conducted an intensive state officer
indoctrination session.
The new State Officers held their first
meeting and began plans for 1966-67.

Help Your Banquet
Mr. Emcee
THE MAIN BUSINESS of a chairman is
to direct, guide, and control the speaking
program. The chairman is not a part of
the actual speaking program, but rather
is a thing apart from it. To serve the
program well there are definite and
specific things a chairman should know,
which embody the "do's and don't's" of
the task.
You can help or hinder "the next
speaker" in the way you introduce him.
Here are a few ways to help him:
Make your remarks few: don't start
with his birth and chronicle the events of
his life. Mention only these past ex-
periences which relate directly to the
subject of his speech.
Don't try to capture the audience with
your personality, a string of funny stories
or with your knowledge of the subject.
Remember, he is the speaker.
Create Suspense. Create the thought
that what the speaker is about to say is
important and mention his name only
once, at the end of your remarks; then
stay on the platform with him and lead
the applause. Retire during the ap-
Don't gild the lily. Exaggerated
praise leads to disbelief and to possible
disappointment all around.
Never apologize to the audience if the
speaker is a substitute or fill-in or
program change. All to often such sub-
stitutes are far better speakers than the
Set a time limit. Before your intro-
duction tell your speaker that he is to
speak for 15 minutes and that you will
warn him five minutes before "time is
Launch speakers right. What you say
about the speaker must make the
audience feel that he is important to
them now. How you say it must create
suspence so that the audience is waiting
for the speaker, and he is eager for the
audience. The speaker's name should be
the final climactic words. Provoke
applause and stand up like a man until
the speaker has taken his place.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1966

Zephyrhills FFA Chapter
Ornamental Project
USING FUNDS PROVIDED by the "Improving
Agriculture and Leadership Award" the
Zephyrhills Chapter has developed a
more effective method for plant science
instruction and practical application in
Ornamental Horticulture.
By increasing the size of the mist
propagation bed, students can now utilize
36 square feet of propagating media, peat
and perlite, for 1700 to 3000 cuttings.
Also the installation of an intermittent
mist system will cut down the cost of
The most significant improvement was
construction of a soil mixing area. Three
bins were erected using concrete block as
partitions on a 3 inch concrete floor.
Each bin has floor space of 50 square
One outside compartment is used for
storing treated sand. the other outside
compartment contains peat. The sand
and peat are mixed with a shovel in the
middle bin and used as potting soil for
the rooted cuttings.
In addition, shelving was provided im-
mediately outside the shop area for the
storage and protection of up to 400 gallon
size cans.
Under a previously existing shade area
approximately 1,000 potted plants of
varieties common to Pasco County-Li-
gustrum, Vibernum, Box wood, Pitto-
sporum, and Podocarpus, along with
others--are maintained for local sale.
In future plans, the Zephyrhills Chap-
ter hopes to produce plants for whole-
sale market outlets.
(Editor's Note: The Zephyrhills Chap-
ters were 1965 recipients of the Area III
Improving Agriculture and Leadership

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Jimmy Emerson received plaque for San-
ta Fe Senior Chapter in the chapter con-
test from Charles Moore. Belk-Lindsey

Glenn Byrd, outgoing president, passed
the gavel to new President Jerry Scar-

offering you the answer in the Pass the
Chicken, Pappy contest.
Eligibility: This contest is open to all
FFA in Florida. Each chapter must have
submitted a Program of Work for the
year. Application for chicks should be
made to the State Adviser, using forms
provided by the State Association.
Baby chicks to be grown out for fryers
must have been donated by the Sears
Roebuck Foundation. Baby chicks will
be awarded according to active enroll-
ment on the following basis: 25 students
or less, 50 baby chicks; 25-50 students, 75
baby chicks; 50-75 students, 100 baby
chicks; over 75 students one additional
chick for each three students over 75.
Fryers grown out from the donated
chicks specified in Item (2) must be
served at an FFA and/or FFA-FHA
All chapters receiving chicks must
submit a complete record of the project
to the State FFA Executive Secretary by
May 15th or forfeit the right to receive
chicks the following year.
Basis of selecting winners: The follow-
ing Score Card will be used to select the
winners: 1. Percent of chicks raised-25
points; 2. Amount of feed used per pound
of live weight-25 points; 3. Number of
days required to produce a pound of
meat-25 points; 4. Accuracy and com-
pleteness of record book-25 points.
Awards: Distribution of $300 in awards
will be made on a district basis as
follows: First prize, $25; Second, $15;
Third, $10.

New Event Added to
Florida Forest Festival
THE FIRST state-wide forestry field day
championships ever to be held in Florida
have been scheduled for October 14 as
part of Florida's Forest Festival.
Forty-eight area winners of the Fu-
ture Farmers of America will compete at
Forest Capital Park for the State Cham-
pionships, according to information re-
leased jointly by the Florida Forest

Service. Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America and the Florida
Forest Festival Committee.
Eight area championship teams will
be Mulberry FFA Chapter, Kathleen Sr.
High FFA of Lakeland, Williston FFA
Chapter, Dade City FFA Chapter,
Blountstown Sr. High FFA Chapter, Ha-
vana FFA Chapter, Ponce de Leon FFA
Chapter, and Roulhac High FFA Chap-
ter of Chipley.
Judges for the forestry championships
will be selected from foresters with the
Florida Forest Service and the forest
The purpose of the championships will
be to give the FFA members an oppor-
tunity to use the forestry skills they have
acquired in vocational agriculture and
to stimulate interest in forestry. In-
cluded in the contest will be events in
estimating pulpwood and saw timber
volume of standing trees, estimation of
tree heights, diameters, land measure-
ment, log sawing, and log rolling.

John Douthat Joins
Ralston Purina Staff
JOHN M. DOUTHAT, a 1965 Agricultural
Communications graduate of the Univer-
sity, has joined the College Relations and
Recruiting Staff of Ralston Purina Com-
pany in its Personnel Department.
A. W. Moise, Director of Personnel,
announced the appointment of Douthat,
who will be headquartered in the St.
Louis home office.
John was President of both Alpha
Gamma Rho Fraternity and the Student
Agricultural Council at the University of
Florida. He is a member of Florida Blue
Key, UF Hall of Fame and Who's Who
in American Colleges and Universities.
He also worked as student assistant
to Dr. E. T. York, Jr., Provost of the
University of Florida Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences. John is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Douthat of
Crystal River, and was 5th Vice President
of the Florida Association in 1961-62.

Rex Bishop, Hoffman's Nursery, present-
ed ornamental horticulture award to
Glenn Byrd, while John Hooker announ-
ced the winner.

During this ceremony chapter farmers
were raised to the degree of State Farm-





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Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1966

The Western Hat-
How It Came to Be
Where It's Going
ALTHOUGH TRACTORS long ago replaced
the mule, and big ranchers use airplanes
to check their horses and cattle, one thing
old-time ranchers had is more popular
today than ever before.
It's the classic western hat-the Stet-
son-created over 100 years ago by a
young hat-maker who traveled to the Far
West in the late 1850's because of a mat-
ter of life or death-his own!
John B. Stetson had been trained in
the fine art of hat-making, creating and
shaping fine animal pelts in any number
of hat styles.
But the young man was ill. Doctors
predicted his lung ailment was fatal.
Stetson thought otherwise and set out
on what proved to be the biggest gamble
he ever made.
Years of hard outdoor work under the
hot western sun, body-building food and
the plain desire to live one more year
and another slowly but surely paid off.
A healthy body achieved, Stetson set out
to conquer yet another challenge-Pikes
It was on this difficult journey that
Stetson unwittingly found the key to what
has been called the classic American suc-
cess story.
That journey to Pikes. Peak was a
hard one indeed. For the most part the
men slept out in the open in all kinds of
weather. Occasionally they made crude
shelters from animal skins. But there
was no cloth or the means to weave tents.
So Stetson proved to his companions that
cloth could be made using the process of
"felting," the craft of turning beaver fur
into a matted fabric.
Eventually Stetson made a number of
tents for the men. He had some extra
beaver felt, so he decided to make him-
self a hat large enough to keep off the
rays of the sun and the heavy mountain
A passing bullwhacker on a wagon
train saw Stetson's unusual hat, liked the
look of it and tossed Stetson a five-dollar
gold piece. Stetson agreed to the sale
never realizing a legend had been born in
the transaction.
A century later the Stetson is popular
with boys and men everywhere-out
West on big ranches and in big cities, too.
Along with ranch-style homes, western
movies, and outdoor barbecues, the hat
and the western clothes that go with it
are seen.
Boys' and young men's clothes for fall
and winter 1966 feature authentic west-
ern jeans, denim jackets modeled after
the range jackets worn by generations of
ranch hands, suede jackets, elk and sheep-
skin jackets.
And the Stetson is right there with the
western duds. Styled with a narrow
grossgrain band, colorful feathers, curled
brim and jaunty crown, this part of the
American heritage is in style in '66.

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