The Archer County News (Archer City, Tex.), Vol. 52, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 8, 1966 Page: 3 of 8
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The Archer County News
Thursday, Dec. 8, 1966,
Dairy Farmers Have Bright Future
Says Expert At Windthorst Meet
Don Marsh, area fieldman for
Purina, addressed a group of
45 dairymen from Windthorst
at the annual Dairy Day activi-
ties, sponsored by Berend Bros.
Feed Store, Inc.
Some of his remarks concern-
ing the dairy business are
worth noting as they apply di-
rectly to our Archer County Ag-
ricultural economy. Marsh re-
marked that there has been a
steady decrease in the number
of milk cows during the past
10 years. In 1956 these were 20.5
million dairy cows; in 1965 this
figure dropped to 17.5 million.
Down 14.6% in 10 years. This
decrease has been due mainly
because of good beef prices, a
shortage of labor, good crop re-
turns and marginal and older
dairymen selling out.
Ten years ago the average
dairy farmer was 45 years old
Today the average dairy farm-
er is 56 years old. Milk produc-
tion in 1966 is one and half bil-
lion pounds less than it was a
Surpluses of dairy products
are nearly gone. This year there
are only five million pounds of
butter on hand, no cheese or
Cheddar products and only 3.2
million pounds of dry milk pro-
ducts on hand. Tomorrow’s
trends offer today’s dairyman
a golden opportunity:
1. High milk prices will con-
tinue so the dairymen should
sell all of their milk.
2. Grow good herd replace-
ments for earlier production.
H'eifers should freshen at 22-24
months of age.
3. Feed lactating cows proper-
ly for top production.
4. Feed and manage dry cows
properly to maintain maximum
Since 1955 milk production
has increased 52% per cow. This
production has increased due to
better breeding, management
and rations. In 1956 the average
amount of grain feed to a dairy
cow was 1825 pounds per year.
In 1965 this figure had increased
to 2953 pounds per year. Tomor-
rows top dairymen will raise
20-25% of their own herd re-
In the Windthorst area alone
there are three million pounds
of milk produced a month. This
figure alone will give you an
idea as to the importance of
our county dairy producers ir.
our local economy.
Cub Scout Pack 100
Issues 20 Awards
Senior Girls Take
Seventeen Archer City High
School senior girls, under the
direction of Mrs. Don Hornady,
Home Ec. teacher, joined other
senior class girls Tuesday, Dec.
6, in a 50-minute knowledge and
attitude examination which deals
with the duties and rewards of
homemaking in today’s society.
Taking the test were Georgene
Abercrombie, Lugenia Adkins,
Mary Ballowe, Sandra Bracey.j
r eslee Burket, Melba Burks, Di-
vert again proud to be their
nation’s public, private and paro-
chial high schools who have en-1
Parents were welcomed by j rolled in the 19S7 Betty Crock
Committee Chairman Roy Al- or Search for the American
sup. Den 5 presented a skit un- Homemaker of Tomorrow, spon-
der the direction of den mother, sored by General Mills. At stake
Mrs. Edmund Frodyma. are awards ranging from attrac-
In a candlelight ceremony, the tive pins for each school winner
following awards were presented; to scholarships for state and nn-
Dcn srtipes, Max Wood and, tional winners.
Paul Wylie, Jr.; Bobcat Pins, Local school winners will also
Luis Carcano, Michael Frodyma, have their examination papers J
Danq Brown, Ricky Franklin, entered in state competition
Scott Groves, Keith Davis, Lee The highest ranking state Home-j
Wayne Canada, Pat Martin, makers of Tomorrow will then
Scott Guthrie, Robert A. Petit, receive a scholarship and their
Dick McDaniel, Danny Hopkins, ! schools will be presented sets
* arry Adams and Tommy Hulse. of Encyclopaedia Britannica by
Wolf badge, Tommy Hulse; Lion Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Badge, Max Wood; and Den State winners will also receive
Chief, Tim Robison and Clifford scholarships.
Other Club Scouts present
were Larry Culwell, Clifton Nel-
Judging for national honor* is
on the basis of original test
scores plus personal observation
son, Lee Cathey, Joe Roderick,; and interviews during the ex-
pense paid tour to historical
centers in the East, in the spring.
The program is the only nation-
al scholarship competition ex-
clusively for high school senior
General Mills, Inc., launched
the program, which is on the ap-
proved list of national contests
and activities of the National As-
sociation of Secondary-School
principals, to emphasize the im-
portance of homemaking as a
career. The examination is pre-
pared by Science Research As-
sociates, Chicago, which also has
charge of scoring papers and
Mitchell Gillispie, Steve Stults,
Weyman Oliver, Steve Alsup
Will Fletcher and Jay McWhor-
All dens participated in the
closing exercises of forming the
living circle and repeating the
Cub Scout Promise.
The next Pack Meeting will
be Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 7 pm.
in the American Legion Hall.
Mrs. Mosley Hosts
Mrs. Lucille Mosley, Dundee,
was hostess at her home on
Thursday for the Christmass
meeting of the Pioneers Club,
a local social group.
Following the luncheon, the
members exchanged gifts and
spent the afternoon hours in
games and visiting.
Present Thursday were Mmes.
J. C. Lavender, J. H. Rayborn,
Charles H. Williams, W. E. Arth-
ur, Clay Ross, Batie Maxwell
and the hostess, Mrs. Mosley.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Woodward
and children, Joe and Marsha,
of Midland, were guests over
the weekend recently with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas
Wilson, 613 S. Center. The Wood-
wards were returning from Okla-
homa and stopped for a visit
here before returning home.
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HICKMAN & JANSEN
OIL FIELD SERVICE
PHONE 462-3129 — ARCHER CITY, TEXAS
C. M. "SHORTY" HICKMAN
A. W. "MUTT" JANSBN
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Cub Scouts of Pack ICO and
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Paul Hopkins, Cubmaster, open-!Ginger McWhorter, Vicki Per-
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Jimmy P. Horany, Lions Club Wylie.
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Stults, Joe K. The Archer County News (Archer City, Tex.), Vol. 52, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 8, 1966, newspaper, December 8, 1966; Archer City, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth708225/m1/3/: accessed January 15, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archer Public Library.