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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - December 18, 1957, Florence, South CarolinaMorning. December farm the Florence morning news. Florence. S. C Fanf t agent s office closed dec. 23-26 by Herman f. Livingston county agent data by area Farmers needed Friday in its third year of operation. In keeping with the announced policy of the Clem son College Extension service the Florence county agent s office will be closed dec. 23-26 and new year s Day. The office will be stuffed by a Skelton Crew on All other Days Between now and Jan. 1, since the agents will be taking leave As provided by the rules and regulations of the College. Folks who want to Contact the artificial Breeding technician Are reminded to Call Telephone 9348 be tween 8 Ancl 9 a. M. Rather than the county agent s office. This also applies to sundays As Well As holi Days or when the county agent s office is closed. Planning on the farm is just As important As planning in any business. Making a plan and then working he plan Are two important facts for Farmers to consider. White Long term plans Are help tul and necessary changing conditions on oui arms make it Neces sary to change plans or revise them nearly every year. With this ing mind Farmers Are urged to make plans. Not necessarily writ ten although a written plan is Good but plan ahead and try to work the plan. Examine the old plan now. Make the changes Neces sary for changing conditions on the farm. Farm planning not Only includes a selection of enterprises or crops but also it goes to the very Small est details. A few of these Are Field and soil selection varieties Breeds of livestock fertilizer kind of seed planting distances insect i the Pec Dee marketing Assn., is control and Many others too no attempting an Early Stab at get serous to mention Ting into business in the interest now while the weather is cold of area Farmers. I Alul be fire of cols Good make some i plans for the 1953 farm year. A Well planned farming operation can Nikita Khrushchev is the Best dressed Nian in the communist world. He is now dressed fit to Mil. Don t you wish that Only thei High on russians played russian Routte sighs might come to Murf Milb and that the asian flu would have i All who participated were remained in Asia i level. Young Farmer of year Frank Flowers with Missy and daughter Candy prize cow and calf Darlington an Youn Farmer of 58 began with pig an acre of Corn letters were Lar Merb requesting information on prospective truck crops. J fhe plan is followed. A e need the information by i dec. 20 in order to sol up the 1053 a special Farmer s income marketing plans for truck crops i tax bulletin is available at our in this on official of th-2 1 office. Farmer s who do not have by Robert Raymond morning news roving reporter Darlington dec. 17 a Youthful Darlington Farmer recently named Young save Money and make Money if Farmer of the year got his Start Back in 1938 with a Poland China Gilt and an acre of Corn. Said. Frank m. Flowers was recognized As Young Farmer of the year at a banquet session of the annual convention of the South the letter lists Green Beans i is mailed to you. Waxed Beans tomatoes Bell Pep i one can pick one up at our office. Carolina association of Young Call and we will see that at note Wade Hampton in Columbia. The association composed of Young Farmers in the per okra Squash red Pepper research shows that communities throughout the cumbers and Sweet potatoes plus i addition of Plant food to our soils who receive out of school for any other Market-1is n must for the successful pro Iran eng through the vocational the space to Able crop. Kepl res to the letter should be auction of the various crops. With the Cost Price squeeze of wailed immediately marketing Assn. Koffi Swink is president of the group. I Florence county farm agent i Herman Livingston noted the need of establishing an acreage pros to pee Dref acting Farmers More and More tendency might be to Cut costs. Ers think Reclus before getting a Market fur Lizer and generally speaking you get lower yields at actually a higher per unit. Increased use of _ the crops and then do All possible j increases yields to raise at a lower Cost per unit. Livingston also said the Market no situation carefully be ing association s planning is you Cut to All Farmers whether a Kiter. Good seed was mailed to them or not. The and kind of fertilizer am two on fertilizer and the right amount letters Only went to Farmers own i ing their farms. Hings that should not be Over looked. Agriculture departments of the local High schools. Selection As Young Farmer of the year is based on Progress christianity creeping Moscow. Dec. 17 we a Kazakhstan newspaper has warned that Christian influences Are creeping into communities where anti religious activity is not pushed. Kazakh Tanskaya pravda cited a number of cases where it said communists failed to maintain Cut religious teachings in schools clubs and elsewhere. Farm Secretary s Job explained As one with difficult tasks by Bob Martin Secretary of agriculture Ezra Taft Benson is classed As one of the most controversial figures in president Eisenhower s Cabinet by Many big City reporters. In an interview with the Secre tary at the american farm Bureau convention in Chicago this week it was apparent that on his shoulders rests one of the most difficult tasks of any Man in America today. City people Are constantly complaining about their tax Money going into subsidies and their High food Bills. Farmers across this nation Are split so far As a unified hard hitting farm a program should be set up and administered. The quickly said he did t want any More Power or control. He said a o sane Man could want As much authority As 1 to help him in carrying out the heavy task he proposed 1 creation of a bipartisan commission to help him adminis Ter a lower level of farm Price supports. Answered that the government has a responsibility to adjust farm production following the increase requested of Farmers during recent wars. However he recommended lesser controls in the future wherever possible. So far As a future Cotton program goes he mentioned an increase in acres and adjustment in Price. He stated that so far Basic crops to go below 60 per there is no need for any of the cent parity Price. It now takes about seven cents a Pound in the form of a Cotton subsidy to meet world Cotton prices. The Secretary said that across this nation there was a wider support for greater Freedom for formers now thar. In the last five years. He classed the most Price support program when used must be sound an allow As much free play of the Market mechanism As possible. The american farm Burea federation has re commence some cuts in the Federal Budge including the agriculture Depar ment. When asked to comment o this the Secretary admitted tha there could be some Economy i the agriculture department by that we must remember that of agriculture Economy today is soft spot and that it should no be pinpointed As the Only place for Economy measures. Acres Woods burned in november the individual has made toward becoming established in farming establishment of Home and participation in activities of fhe Young Farmer organization and other leadership activities. Flowers has attained out standing Progress in these qualifications since he started farming for himself during uie latter part of 1953, according to g. S. Mckenzie. Advisor of the Darlington Young Farmer chapter and Agri culture teacher at St. John s High school in Darlington. The Young Farmer is farming 144 acres in a diversified operation which includes a Herd of 33 hol Slein cows. He Colls his farm the Busy Bee farm. Discussing his farm operation Flowers said he plans to practice wringing pasture to the cows by feeding Green chop and silage on a year round basis. This is expected to increase production or Graz ing per acre reduce operating costs save in fencing and pro Duce More milk on less feed since the cows will not have to utilize Energy in grazing. "1 can also support a larger Herd on my Small area by bringing feed from a rented he noted. Because of his leadership activities in High school he was awarded a four year Esso Standard Oil achievement and leadership scholarship to Clemson College. He was the first of receive this scholar ship in South Carolina. He received the Kollock j of the j medal during his first year in i Flowers gives his wife credit for much of his accomplishments in farming. Mrs. Flowers is Active in farm activities and Man Ages the poultry Enterprise which includes 504 layers in production in caged pens plus 100 re placements. He is a member of the pee Dee milk producers association the South Carolina Dairy association american Holstein breeders association pee Dee artificial Breed ers association member of the fax and kiwanis club. Both Flowers and his wife have been very Active in Church activities. He is sunday school superintendent and a member of the Church choir of Black Creek Baptist Church of Covesville while mrs. Flowers served As Leader o the Church Nursery last year. Distilled lond Ondry Gordon s dry Gin Jersey 9.m proof 100% Neutral spirits distilled from Grain High school in Darlington. A graduate of Clemson College in 1951 with a degree in animal husbandry. Flowers said that he had always planned to utilize his College training and practical farming experience in operating a farm for himself. But before this dream was fulfilled he entered military service in september of 1951. He was commissioned and served As platoon of co. E. 224th infantry regiment. After nine months of combat service in Korea he was released with a first lion tenant s commission. While in military service flow ers married in 1951 miss Margaret 2 congressional approval of discretionary authority to set sup ports for five Basic crops Corn wheat Cotton Rice and peanuts at Between 60 and 90 per cent of parity. Benson who was in Chicago to address the farm Bureau Conven Tion wants greater Freedom for Farmers. He wants to place More emphasis on expanding markets rather than controlling production. He said the soil Bank program i problems facing agriculture today is rising Farmers Cost of production has More than doubled in the last few years. The serious squeeze on his net income is mainly because of these higher production or. Benson declared the Rural developed program is taking hold and should Aid in better Rural communities and More income for or. Benson was first to admit that the government subsidy sons Frank or. Who happily Fol lows his father s footsteps Over Tho farm and Marshell and Damon. Has not failed yet it needs More program for agriculture was not time to determine results and that distributed As it should be that his Type program provides farm j the Farmers who need it the most res n wider Choice. When asked Are getting the least. He said four by a Well known nationwide re j fifths of the subsidies go to farm Porter about eliminating All con ers who have an income of tools on agriculture or. Benson Farmers asked to note number Farmers who arc seeking the services of the artificial Bruml lug technician so mull sever Al dates in mini of they will be sure to make their Calls to Hie proper place. Calls from farm cars o the Breeding technician on dec. 23, 2-1, 25. 26 should be made to Dallon Mckay i phone 9318 Between 8 and . La is important lha ills num Ber lie lined if Farmers Export to use Tho services of Lac technician on these Delfs. Notice should also be riven in the feel Hinl on Jan 1, Calls should he in do to this num Ber rather than to the county agent s office. Or More. Lip classed food As one of to Days Best buys. He attributed the increase in food prices to inbo1 and packaging costs adding that the actual Price of food has hard Cise particular care during tire last 10 to 15 coming Holiday period so that by gone up in the 1 to control crops effectively so As to maintain prices at 00 per cent of parity would mean setting allotments so Low that banners could not comply and still operate effectively if at the Secretary of agriculture fold us. There arc no panaceas for Agri evenings til Xmas eve h s Book House inc. 3i1z w. Evans St. Forest fire losses can continue to be held Down during 1057. Dorothy Green s Columbia dec. 17 during i Ann n farm sir of mor. November 142 Forest fires burned Tkv. They now have three 763 acres of Woodlands in South Carolina according to the monthly Forest fire report of the s. C. State commission of forestry. Assistant slate forester j. R. Tiller pointed out that this was a considerable improvement Over the same month last year when 244 fires burned 1702 acres of Wood lands. Tillor also noted that during the last five months South Carolina has had a greatly improved Forest fire record with 471 fires burning 1955 acres compared to the same period last year when g26 fires burned 4390 acres of Woodland. He credited above Normal rainfall and the cooperation of landowners sportsmen and the general Public with helping to make the improved tire record possible. Tiller urged Farmers Hunters ind All South carolinians to exc a Christmas 20% of Cash and carry 722 s. 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