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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Lancaster Farming — 2 December 1955
County Fire Loss $ 340 , 000 During Month , Just Over Forty-one fi &gt; es in Lancaster County _dunii the month of November caused destruction of property worth an estimated $ 340 , 268 Meeting at Mountville Civic Center , 33 companies reported on _thoir year s activities . Melvm Mentzcr was host in welcoming the guests , with response by Earl LeFevre Walter Baer , Fire Police Association secretary , reported that the next meeting will be , Jan . 16 at the Wheatland Fjro Co headquarters .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Lancaster Farming — 2 December 1955
Handwriting on Wall Dates Back to 1893 _Jtemodeling a former rural school into a home , the Richard Kulp family recently uncovered an old plaster s _ ate that carried pronunciation lessons dating back . to 1893 The old North Prospect schoolhouse on Route 896 north of Strasburg had nidden this lesson tinder more modern blackboards some 62 years or more Pupils names included Maude _Dietz , who still lives in the Strasburg area .
Page 14 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Lancaster Farming — 2 December 1955
Sunday Milk Deliveries • fn Lancaster to Stop a . Come Januaiy 1 , ithere will be EO milk on the back doorstep Sunday mornings in Lancaster Gity and _Couaij , the Lancaster County Danymen s Association ruled this week This move follows the pattern set in other communities throughout the nation , and gives _driveis and salesmen a _chance to attend church with their families U S Dlans to offer one million bales of cotton abroad 1 Q I J T . MATTHEWS A . H . BURKHOLDER h I 278 R 2 175 THOMAS J . MATTHEWS , Gen . Mgr . Concrete or Cinder Block Phone _Chimney Block and Lintel 109 R 2 Steel Sash , Cement Paint . _MlWMtiN k Quality manufacturing is the by _« workmen to assure its _meeting e * « rord of every John Deere factory . « ct John Deere quality standards . Beginning with incoming ship- That s why farmers everywhere meats of only the highest-grade are loud in their praise for the dematerials , each manufactured part pendability . . . the quality con- ... every finished implement is i...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Lancaster Farming — 2 December 1955
Classified -Advertising FARMS- FOB SALE 300 ACE ® DAIRY FARM—iffibd « m _facilities for 75 _theadi 2 ihouses . Onef of _fihe fmeat anywhere . Farmers farm , $ 215 . 00 per acre . 90 ACHE I &gt; AIRY FARM—Very productive . Nice _location . Large _Swwse wiUh _&gt; comv . A real buy for $ 240 . 00 per acre . WHEELER &amp; GRIEK 38 S . 3 rd St . Phone 400 OXFORD , PA . FOR SAKE LAMPETEK Lovely single home , 3 bed rooms , tale _toatlh and pbwder room , spacious laving 1 room ; den , sewing room , dining roam and cheerful _bijtabein , oilH W heat , storm windows and screens , 2-ear garage with anid floor work sihop Beautifully landscaped . Desirable location . Very good buy Call 37781 . _PRiEMERG-E for control of chickweed in Alfalfa and Strawfeernes 5 gal . can $ 26 25 CHLORO-IPC for control of duckweed in Alfalfa 1 gal . botfele $ 9 90 J . C _Elhrlioh Co 736 E . Chestnut St . Lancaster , Pa . Dehverie free anywhere an Lancaster County or through your dealer . Afr...
Two Choirs to Combine , Offer Christmas Music [Newspaper Article] — Lancaster Farming — 2 December 1955
Two Choirs to Combine , Offer Christmas Music Choirs of two Solanco Churches — Memorial ¦ Methodist at Quarryville _, and Chestnut Level Presbyterian — will combine for the third year to present two Christmas programsA Star in the Sky , a modern fihnstmas choir cantata based on Christmas carols by Bruce _Carlton , will be given at 8 : 00 p m . Sunday , Dec . 11 , at Chestnut Level ,, and the following Sunday , Dec . 18 , in _Memorial Methodist , Quarryville , a * 8-00 p m . This year the choir of 65 to 70 voices will be directed by Charles Gochnauer , Quarryville Memorial Methodist choir leader , and organist will be Mrs . Robert Ankrum , Peach * Bottom , director of the Chestnut Level choir . By combining for their Christmas music , the _twov churcheswhich 1 , each serve a large rural area , have found both fellowship and a _successful presentation . LEAVES 173 DESCEN » AN &gt; _T ? S . Oheteaipeake , Ohio- —When Mrs . Sara Bailey , 89 , of Route 1 , Satt _Ktock , W . Va .,...
Page 15 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Lancaster Farming — 2 December 1955
SUBSCRIBERS BONUS Subscribe Now to Lancaster Farming and receive FREE one advertisement each month in our Mail Box Market Subscribers using the MAIL BOX MARKET will be governed by the following rules : _* _fc Limit your advertisement _^!) fire lines which means not over 25 words . _+ _Z AH Advertisements must be in onr hands by Monday 6 P . M or same will be held over ( or next week s paper . _¦^ C Only one advertisement allowed each month . if No business advertisements accepted for this column , _^ Yon are allowed to ran the advertisement only one limeSend in do duplication . * Please mail all advertisements ore of MAIL BOX MAR KET , LANCASTER FARMING , QUARRYV 1 LLE , PA . ! Carl Diller Auctioneer and Cow Tester Ref ton , Pa . Ph . Quarryville 307 R 5
_Interstate to Next Thursday [Newspaper Article] — Lancaster Farming — 2 December 1955
_Interstate to Next Thursday PHILADELPHIA — Local dairymen will be represented at the _annijal two-day meeting of the Inter-State Milk Producers Cooperative in the Benjamin Franklin Hotel inursday and Friday , Dec . 8 ana 9 , when delegates they have elected to attend the sesions take pa ft m a discussion of milk industry problems in the four-state area covered by the Cooperative A banquet for more than 800 delegates and dairy leaders on Thursday night will feature Rich , aid J . _Wernei * executive director of the Milk Industry , Foundation , as speaker , and G . Osmond Hyde Healing Examiner , U S Department of Aguculture , as toastmaster General Session Thursday The annual meeting is the 40 th held by dairy farmers from-Penn sylvania , New Jersey , Delaware , and Maryland who sell milk to the Philadelphia market , and the 20 th as the Inter-State Milk Producers -Coopeiative The first 20 meetings _wera held as the InterState Milk _Producers Association The _cooperative is divided i...
Diverted Acres For Cattle Hit [Newspaper Article] — Lancaster Farming — 2 December 1955
Diverted Acres For Cattle Hit By Association DENVER , Colo — Cattlemen , already faced with the problems of marketing a lecord beef supply , protested today institution of any agncultural program which would encourage additional cattle pioduction on divented acres Cattlemen aie meeting extreme difficulties in adjusting supply to consumer demand , Jay _Tajlor , pusident of the Ameiican National Cattlemen s Association , said in asking Agriculture Secretary Ezra Benson to discourage th _? laising of additional cattle _ir &gt; any future crop support _programs It would be disastrous to many cattlemen , operating on land suitable only to grass , if beef surpluses aie built up through a Su i Bank plan which would _encouiayo additional livestock _piodueLon , Taylor declared Not _Warranted While the pi inciples of soil conservation _&lt;* nd pievention of greater surpluses of basic crops are certainly laudable , it would be a mistake to cieate a fuither surplus of livestock...
i _< _vw _.. Old _amMtfeV _'Presidents [Newspaper Article] — Lancaster Farming — 2 December 1955
i _&lt; _vw _.. Old _amMtfeV _Presidents Here is the outgoing President of the Lancaster tion since its inception and turned his position County Holstem-Fiiesian Assn _, Robert C Groff , over to Mr Hess , a former 4-H Club member and ( left ) , RD 1 Quarryville , fonneily of Stevens , and holder of the , American Farmer degree , at the the new President , Elvin Hess , Jr , ( right ) , Rl annual meeting recently in Gap . — ( Lancaster Strasburg . Bob served as president of the Associa- Farming Photo )
Page 16 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Lancaster Farming — 2 December 1955
ATTENTION ALL FARM EQUIPMENT USERS The Manufacturers with whom we do business are on a CASH BASIS , therefore it is necessary for on both parts and service , Kence us to do the same Service Work will be Cash Only All Parts and However if you need credit , arrangements can be made according to our new credit policy . Farm Equipment Dealers Offering This Service Are N . G . Hershej Manheim , Pa . Hiestand _, Inc . RD 1 Marietta . &amp;Son Messick , Inc . BD 2 Elizabethtown , N . G . Myers &amp; Son Rheems , Pa . Ivap Z . Nolt RD 2 _Enhrata . Pa . Walter Binkley &amp; Son RD 4 Lititz , Pa . L . H . Brubaker RIM Lancaster , Pa . L . H . Brubaker RD 3 Lititz , Pa . R . M . Brubaker Salunga , Pa . Conestoga Farm Service Quarryville , Pa . Pa Pa Charles B . Hoober Intercourse , Pa J . B . Hostetter &amp; Sons Mt . Joy , Pa . Kauffman Brothers Mountville , Pa . Kaylor Bros . Rheems , Pa . Hockstetler s Magneto Service New Holland , _Pjj _, Landis Bros . Manhe...
Farms Here High In Conveniences And Push Buttons [Newspaper Article] — Lancaster Farming — 9 December 1955
Farms Here High In Conveniences And Push Buttons Pennsylvania- farmers have more modern conveniences than ever before and are running close to their city cousins on push-but-ton gadgets , according to surveys announced by tne State Depaitment of Agriculture Nearly half of the State s 146 ,- 887 farms now have television sets , 95 per cent have electricity , 70 per cent have telephones , 8 s per cent haveTunnyig water , 66 . per cent _^ have bathrooms and 60 per cent have central heating systems . One Auto Per Farm There is at least one automobile for eveiy farm in Pennsylvania and out _ of every 100 farms in the State 36 have trucks , 89 &gt; have tractors , 58 have gas engines , ten have grain combines , _, eight have hay balers , 36 have silos and 31 have milking m _? - chmes , according to information presented in the Pennsylvania Crop and Livestock Report for 1954 , compiled by the Pennsylvania Crop reporting Service . The average Pennsylvania farm has 96 acres and the v...
Farm Numbers in County Stable Values Boosted [Newspaper Article] — Lancaster Farming — 9 December 1955
Farm Numbers in County Stable Values Boosted Lancaster County still holds position as onp of the most outstanding agnruHural counties in the nation , showing an increase in farm dollar value of 31 per cent against a decline of one m total farm numbers This is only part of a detailed four-page report on the Preliminary 1955 Census of Agriculture just released by the Bureau of the Census , _U-S Department of Commerce One L &lt; _ss Farm In 1950 there were 7 , 952 farms in Lancaster County , and in-1954 there were 7 , 951 The average farm increased slightly in cropland harvested from 62 , 3 acres to 62 7 acres , but values jumped from $ 20 , 527 foi the average farm in 1950 to $ 26 , 713 in 1954 , including land and buildings , Value per _acie also increased , from $ 324 . 29 in 1950 to $ 425-15 in 1954 In cropland hai vested , however , the number of acres increased Last year 7 , 205 farms reported 334 , 294 acres in croplands , against 7 , 385 farms in 1950 reporting 323 , 79...
B . Suavely Garber Named Producers Co-Op Director [Newspaper Article] — Lancaster Farming — 9 December 1955
B . Suavely Garber Named Producers Co-Op Director B . Snavely Garber _. Rl Willow Street , Tuesday night was named a neiw director on the board of ifche Producers Cooperative Exchange at the annual meeting attended by _. _albout 540 in the Gueirnlsey Sales Pavilion east of Lan-caster-Ortlheirs named to serve again at Mark Hess , R 6 Lancaster ; Raymond Mller , Rl Lancaster . Although , business in the past year was up , dollar volume was _diowii due to lower market pricesSales increased , $ 130 , 061-56 to $ 1 , 810 , 080 94 . and expenses wenit up from $ 175 , 374 . 33 to $ 1 , 227 , 025 . 98 . Poultry increased 40 per cent to $ 4 , 909 , 091 . 17 and increased 29-6 per cent in weight handled Ito 14 , 861 rll 3 lbs Although _egs volume was up 41 per cent , _casih _^ xaid was off 48 per cent There were 11 , 504 , 856 dozen eggs processed witlh a value of $ 4 , 919 , 553 . 59- However , fancies increased to 35-8 per cent , compared to 28-5 per cent in 1954 A total of $ 29 , 200 of ne...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Lancaster Farming — 9 December 1955
13 Students Cited By Sears ? Roebuck One sophomore and 12 freshmen enrolled in- ~ the College of Agriculture at the Pennsylvania State University have been named to receive scholarships estab Iished by Ihe Sears , Roebuck Foundation . C . Gene Haugh , Spring Mills RD 2 , a sophomore in agricultuial engineering who won a freshman award last year , also won a $ 125 scholarship this year . Freshman winners , receiving _? 1 CO each , are- Sam W . Allison , Tarentum RD 3 ; Jonn W Atcheson _, ClarksviUe , James C Barron , Slippery Rock ; Richard A Booth , Ivyland ; Jay E . Coble , Hershey RD 2 ; Paul Gabriel , Ulster RD 1 ; Thomas Hancock , Johnstown ; Erwm D Maxson , Little Genesee , N . Y ; John H- Miller , Clarion RD 1 ; Harold W . Myers , Jr ., Chambersburg RD 2 ; Robert DRemsel , Fairmount City RD 1 ; Glenn A Shirk , Quarryville RD 1 ; Daniel C Speace , Elkton , Md ; William A . Tait , Jr ., Mercer RD 4 ; and Clair W . Zerby , Spring Mills . ttiiorn , Mourn Joy ; K . M _Souders , gen...