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Title: Orange blossoms
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Title: Orange blossoms
Alternate Title: Orange blossom
Physical Description: 25 v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida Citrus Production Credit Association
Publisher: Florida Citrus Production Credit Association,
Florida Citrus Production Credit Association
Place of Publication: Orlando Fla
Publication Date: December 1963
Frequency: irregular
completely irregular
Subject: Oranges -- Marketing -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Oranges -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1, (May 1942)-v. 25, no. 8 (Nov. 1967).
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 16 repeated in numbering.
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Volume ID: VID00086
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VOLUME 21, No. 6

DECEMBER, 19 6 3


Of vital interest and importance to all agricul-
tural interests in Florida was the result of a
second hearing before the Florida Supreme Court
upholding the decision that agricultural lands
should be assessed for taxes on the basis of
their agricultural use. This ruling bythe State
Supreme Court was the cul-
mination of a long struggle
by united agricultural forces
through the Florida Agricul-
tural Tax Council, Inc., of
which Florida Citrus Produc-
tion Credit Assn. is one of
the eleven member groups.
The responsibility forthe collection of fair and
equitable taxes, including ad valorem taxes,
throughout Florida falls to the State Comptrol-
ler's office. Because of this J. N. Aycocke,
director of the Assessment Standards Division
whose office is in Jacksonville, has been in-
structed to rewrite the Tax Assessors' Manual,
taking into recognition the new rulings in the
state on agricultural lands, after it was found
that the initial text of this manual did not ap-
pear to meet these requirements. With the as-
sistance of Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle
Conner, the Agricultural Tax Council had a
friendly, cooperative meeting with Comptroller
Ray Green and his staff in Tallahassee, during
which they agreed that if the Council would
assist them, the Assessment Standards Divi-
sion would try to get this manual put in shape
so that it will be of real service to the tax as-
sessors in theirappraisal of agricultural lands.


Mr. Eugene F. Griffin, a


citrus grower in Polk
and Highlands coun-
ties, was selected
to fill the vacancy on
the Board of Directors
of Florida Citrus Pro-
duction Credit Assn.
which was created by
the resignation of Mr.
L. T. Bice.
Mr. Griffin is well

known to citrus and
agricultural people
in the Bartow-Lake
Placid area of the
state, where he has
cattle and citrus interests on 1,250 acres of
land. He and his wife Katherine live in Bar-
tow. Mr. Griffin is a director in the Federal
Land Bank Assn. of Lakeland, inthe First State
Bank of Lake Placid, president and chairman
of the Board of the Imperial Bank of Lakeland,
which is being organized. In addition to these
interests, Mr. Griffin is active in the Polk
County Cattlemen's Assn. andthe Eastern Brah-
man Breeders Assn. He works with the water
and soil conservation programs on the local
and regionallevels. Presently he is a member
of Florida Citrus Mutual's Counsel; he is a
member of Polk County Farm Bureau.
We welcome Eugene Griffin to the official fam-
ily of Florida Citrus Production Credit Associ-
ation, and know that he will ably represent the
citrus interests of his area in the future plans
and programs of the Association.


Page Two

Mor. iL In May of 1942 a bulletin
Cesk mo entitled "ORANGE BLOSSOM" -
Volume I, No. 1 was sent out to
Sa,-. the members and friends of the
Florida Citrus Production Credit
Association, It was principally
a newsletter to the membership, keeping them
informed of the activities of the directors and
personnel, and of members of the Association.
Looking back through the page s of the old is sues
that came out monthly, we found notes about
many of our friends--reports of the boys in ser-
vice, progress of war bond sales, and other
items of interest during the war years. The
"ORANGE BLOSSOMS" masthead, which has
since become familiar to Florida citrus people,
headed up the issue of September 1943 --the
conception of artist Vincent. In its fifthyear,
1946-"ORANGE BLOSSOMS" teamed up with the
Agricultural Extension Service of the University
of Florida to publish and become the official
program for the 13th Annual Citrus Growers'
Institute, and this pleasant association has
continued through the years to include all the
citrus institutes and seminars that are spon-
sored each year by the Extension Service....
..... Looking back has been interesting, but
we find looking forward even more challenging.
We believe our members and friends inthe cit-
rus industry would like to know the Association
more intimately, and we believe this can best
be accomplished by reactivating the "ORANGE
BLOSSOMS" as an Association newsletter, as
well as the official voice for the citrus insti-
tutes. We propose, therefore, to tell you the
news about Florida Citrus Production Credit
Association, its directors and staff, in issues
of "ORANGE BLOSSOMS" scheduledto come to
you between the issues of the four citrus semi-
nar programs. We hope you will welcome it on
your desk, and that you will share with us any
suggestions or news items you might have from
time to time. We would like to hear from you!


and Girl Friday


December, 1963


(Edition #3)

One year ago at this time the
members and friends on the
mailing list of Florida Citrus
Production Credit Association
received Edition #2 of a letter
called "NEW FACES -- NEW
PLACES". This bulletinintro-
duced Earl A. Tomlinson, who
had come with the Association
as a Representative -Inspector working with
Lacy Tait out of the Winter Haven office. In this
Edition #3, we again feature Earl Tomlinson --
this time not as a new face, but in a new place.
In September, Earl moved to Dade City, where
he is in charge of the recently opened field of-
fice of the Association there. With his wife
and son, Earl has established his residence at
308 W. Florida Ave. in Dade City. The office
at Dade City is fully staffed and is equipped to
readily serve growers in the surrounding coun-
ties of Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Citrus
and Hernando. Citrus growers and friends in
that area are invited to come in to the office
which is located at 1901 S. Highway #301, a
mile south of the city limits, to get acquainted
with the Association personnel and facilities
available to them there.
The new face in this Edition
#3 is that of V. E. Lowe, who
has stepped into the vacancy
created by the move of Earl
Tomlinson. "Vee", as he is
better known to his friends and
associates,comes to the Asso-
ciation with a background of
citrus experience. He worked
with the Citrus Experiment Station, and with
the State Plant Board as a district inspector in
citrus. Just prior to coming with the Associ-
ation, he was assistant manager of a nursery
operation at Valrico when the freeze of Decem-
ber- 1962 caused a curtailment of operations
there. Vee and his wife Laura maintain their
home at 1311 E. Cherry Street in Plant City,
but Winter Haven is his office headquarters.


Page Three


/( --~ SEBRING
SAnnouncement is being made by the
SBoard of Directors and Association' s
General Manager A. H. Whitmore of
the opening of a full-time field office in Sebring.
Since the opening of an office in that area a year
ago, the services of Florida Citrus Production
Credit Association have been available to citrus
growers in Highlands County and surrounding
counties from an office located in the home of
representative Harold Moreland. It became a
busy spot and in the year's time, it has out-
grown that space. The Association has now
purchased a building at 2807 S. Lakeview Dr.
(Highway #27). Harold L. Moreland, Jr. is in
charge of the operation there. The familiar
stalled in front of the building, and plans are
under way to make all of the services of the
Association available at all times to growers
of that area.
Branch Manager Harold Nucellar se
Moreland began to work wood Regist
with Florida Citrus Pro- October 22
duction Credit Assn. five Indian River
years ago in the Winter trip assembly
Haven territory. As he sion of Plan
became acquainted with Board) on U.
the work and the need for the new fac:
services spread further lunch serve
south and west of Winter ceeded to th
Haven, he began travelling farther afield. A lecture. Itv
year ago it appeared advantageous to make the event had vi
services of the Association more readily ac- The Indian Ri
cessible to citrus growers in Collier, DeSoto, the Citrus E
Highlands, Hendry, Charlotte, Sarasota, and and the USD
Lee counties. Harold and his family moved have been v:
to Sebring, and they have made a place for Growers in t
themselves in the community, with the entire their 1964 c
family becoming affiliated with civic, school, January 15 a
and church activities in Sebring, while Harold Citrus Semi]
carries on the agricultural interests, particu- Planning Col
larly those of citrus. informative 1
While the office address is new, the phone The official
number -- 385-0750 -- and the mailing add- mailed to cil
ress P. O. Box 932, Sebring remain the Be sure to s<
same. 15th and 16t


-John C. Brooks

edling development and the Bud-
ration program were featured on
luring the annual fall tour for the
area citrus growers. The field
.ed at the new office of the Divi-
t Industry (formerly the State Plant
S. Highway #17. After a tour of
ilities, a lecture session, and a
d on the grounds, the group pro-
e field nursery for a demonstration
ias the first time that this annual
sited these particular locations.
ver FieldLaboratory at Ft. Pierce,
experiment Station at Lake Alfred,
A Horticultural Station at Orlando
visited in the past.
he Indian River area are marking
alendars with red on the dates of
nd 16 when the 17th Indian River
nar will be held at Cocoa. The
mmittee has scheduled timely and
topics of particular local interest.
program for this Seminar will be
trus growers the end of December.
ave Wednesday and Thursday, the
h of January, 1964!



Page Four


December, 1963


A review of the activities of the past year and
projection for 1964 will be an important part of
the next meeting of the Board of Directors of
Florida Citrus Production Credit Association,
which is scheduled for December 12 at Orlando.
During this meeting the programs and policy for
the Association for the coming year will be set
up, with recognition in the plans for the obser-
vance of THIRTY YEARS OF SERVICE to Florida
citrus growers and nurserymen.
The Board of Directors of the Association is com-
posed of seven men selected geographically
from the various citrus producing areas of the
state and elected by the stockholders of the
Association. Numerous changes in the Board
of Directors have taken place during 1963.
Lorin T. Bice, of Haines
City, who had served on the
Board of Directors of the
Association since 1945 and
was its vice president, was
nominated to represent the
Third Farm Credit District
on the Federal Farm Credit
Board for a term of six years, ending in 1969.
With the confirmation of the Senate, Mr. Bice
was appointed by the President of the United
States in July. The Third Farm Credit District,
which Mr. Bice will represent, is made up of
the states of Florida, Georgia, North and South
Carolina. Prior to his appointment to the Fe-
deral Board, Mr. Bice was a director-at-large
on the District Board for the Third Farm Credit
District, a director of the Central Bank for Co-
operatives, director and the vice-president of
Florida Citrus Production Credit Association.
His resignation was accepted by the Board at a
meeting in August, and Eugene F. Griffin was
selected to fill the unexpired term. (see page 1)
At the August Board meeting, Director F. Earl
Peppercorn of Orlando was elected to serve as
Vice President of the Association.

Watching the activities of
ourrepresentatives we be- O
lieve that they are a busy
group of men, giving dis-
tinguished contributions to
agricultural, citrus, and
civic endeavors. So, indi-
vidually and collectively, -
we salute them with

.....to Lacy Tait, of Winter Haven, who has
been elected Editing Secretary of the Florida
Horticultural Society forthe fifteenth consecu-
tive year. The proceedings of the Hort Society
year after year have come in for some close
scrutiny on Lacy's part. We think this con-
tinued vote of confidence is worthy of A Tip of
the Hat!
.... to General Mi ger Al Whitmore, whose
zeal and energy in pursuit of any worthwhile
agricultural cause was recognized by the Florida
Association of County Agricultural Agents at
their annual meeting in Gainesville, when they
presented to Mr. Whitmore an engraved bronze
plaque mounted on walnut wood, saluting him
as "1963 Man of Florida Agriculture". He was
cited particularly for his work with citrus ac-
tivities. The directors and staff of the Asso-
ciati n would like to add their Tip of the Hat!
Sto Harold Moreland of Sebring, who re-
'ently gave his classification talk before the
Sebring Rotary Club. He talked about--guess
what? Florida Citrus Production Credit Asso-
ciation, of course -- its 'functions, types of
loans available, requirements for loans and
other details. A Tip of the Hat to Harold for
spreading the good word in this fashion!
.... to Junius Bolin of the Orlando office, who
has been working enthusiastically with F. F.A.
classes in connection with their study of co-
operatives. Junius recently took over the class-
room time of Vocational Ag Teacher Jerry Carris
at Lakeview High School in Winter Garden,
explaining to the Future Farmers of that group
the cooperative method of operation as it ap-
plies to Florida Citrus Production Credit Associ-
ation and citrus financing. His interest and
work with these young farmers deserves A Tip
of the Hat!

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