80 years ago this week. Murray D. Lincoln, executive
secretary of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, held the undivided
attention of a great audience of Columbiana county farmers at the
annual meeting of the Columbiana County Farm Bureau. He declared that
this is no time for the farmers of America to be divided into small,
selfish groups, but that all must work together in the big job of
lifting agriculture out of the serious depression into which it has
County agent C.E. Rowland was given a great ovation when he made his
report detailing the work of the office, much of which is directly
related to the Farm Bureau program. He stated that Liverpool township
is the only county unit not organized. Of the other 17 townships, all
have selected legislative membership, poultry and grain and pure seed
committees; 15 have committees on horticulture; 14 have public
improvement committees; 13 have marketing committees; and two have
taken up drainage.
50 years ago this week. United States Senator Richard M.
Nixon, California, and Herschel D. Newsom, master of the National
Grange are among speakers scheduled to appear at meetings of
statewide agricultural organizations during the 36th Pennsylvania
Farm Show which opens Jan. 14. Sen. Nixon is to be the main speaker
at the cooperative dinner during the annual meeting of the
Pennsylvania Cooperative Potato Growers Association. Newsom will be a
guest at the banquet of the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association.
The Farm Show program lists 61 separate sessions for meetings of 30
statewide farm associations to be addressed by more than 200
speakers, mostly on topics relating to greater efficiency in
production of food for defense.
25 years ago this week. Cathleen Evans of Alliance is in
satisfactory condition in Alliance City Hospital after her car struck
and killed two Quarterhorses. The show horses, owned by Mort Metker
of Allen Drive, had roamed from the Metker stable and were attempting
to cross Pontius Road in Marlboro Township.
The 1977 Power Show Ohio has expanded to three buildings at the state
fairgrounds in Columbus. Bus service will shuttle visitors to the
Multi-purpose Building, Lausche Building, and Rhodes Center.