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PAGE 8 THE GUARDIAN, JULY 18, 1969 Farm Safety Week Set for July 20 By Msgr. John Geo. Weber "Albert J. Rehborg of Ochey- in 1967. edan, Iowa, was killed Friday, The 26lh Annual National Farm May 23, when the tractor he was driving overturned on a gravel road. His wife and six children survive." This is the brief notice carried in an urban paper of another farm tragedy. A pathetic case calling for sympathy and help from the neighbors. The real tragedy in cases similar to Mr. Rehborg's is their total number. In 1967 in the United States, 7,700 farm families made the sad trip to the cemetery to lay to rest a loved one whose death was due to an accident. Usually it in- volves the breadwiLmer of the fam- ily. Farm work accidents rank first in the nation in total occu- pational deaths and third in rate on a worker basis. This does not speak well for agriculture's safety record. To underscore this sad situation, we will cite the equally sad figure that farm residents suffered 670,000 disabling injuries Carlisle Drug Co. PRESCRIPTIONS PAT COOK Registered Pharmacist Carlisle Arkansas PRAIRIE COUNTY BANK Member of FDIC "The Bank That Backs The Community" HAZEN, ARKANSAS Safety Week will be observed dur- ing July 20-26. The theme of the week is "Manage to Prevent Acci- dents". This touches the core of the causes of accidents. Accidents usually are the result of mis- judgment, human error. Mis- judgment means lack of proper in- formation and skill, lack of atten- tion to the situation at hand, dis- regarding warnings and common sense. Labels and instructions are there for a purpose and can be life savers. In modern farming, management is of prime importance. One fea- ture the modern farmer must in- corporate in his managementplan- ning is SAFETY. This means year round safety. As in industry, he should build a methodical, routine on-farm safety program of his own to minimize hazards and human error. A modern machine does not stop to the "whoa" of the farmer whose hand is caught in the V-belt. Pesticides and her- bicides can not distinguish between human, pest or weed life. Rushing and bustling on the job can mean careful and methodical recovery in a hospital or even eternal rest. The farmer of all people de- velops a great respect for life in its various forms. He works with it; he lives with it. Yet, he will risk his own life at times to save a plant or animal life. Why? Basically, this farmer is not safety conscious. He has not taken the time to think through his moral obligation of safety. It makes little difference whether he kills with a $12,000 tractor or a $40 gila. Our deep respect and love of life, as well as our moral respon- sibility, means that we "manage to prevent accidents" in season and out of season. It means we will think of the lives of others as well as our own. If we really and truly sympathize with bereaved families like the Rehborg's of Ocheyedan, we will join safety campaigns, promote safety pro- grams, show safety films, edu- cate in safety. We will be re- sponsible stewards of life before God and man. FARMERS UNION INSURANCES Property Life Farm Liability See our local agent or write Lewis J. Johnson Manager  " FR 6-1338 1920-22 Wright Ave. 'Little Rock Balancing Act A little Ugandan girl who offered to help with the building of a church smiles as she carries some bricks on her head. Neat trick, 'eh? (NC Photo) Agrkulture Sidelights The National Catholic Rural Life Conference has compiled the fol- lowing interesting sidelights on agriculture: More than half of all fatal trac- tor accidents occur between noon and 6 P.M., and fatal tractor ac- cidents occur more frequently on Saturday. 4 4 lk Credit unions were pioneers in the cooperative field. They are self-help financial organizations through which members pool sav- ings and provide low cost loans to one another. 4 * * The modern 4-Hprogram offers members "why's" as well as "how's" in its science emphasis. 4 4 " Archb Hits Gra Boycott Los Angeles (NC)-- Castiglione, executive ident of the Western sociation, made public a received from Archbishop T. McGucken of S avowing support for the California table grapes clining to condemn Castiglione said he had the archbishop to the 700-mile grape of our state," after re accounts of a press held by Archbishop San Francisco in which he sed the activist role priests in the grape Do trove rsy. In his reply to Casti vitation the archbishop "I am astonished by erence to my 'vocal con, of California grape farme have never at any time the grape farmers, or farmers. Neither have I: supported the idea of the "I have indeed visited the farming areas and in the camps of farm have also every winter to do with the charitable which the Church is take care of the victims problems of migrancy," bishop McGucken wrote. Stuttgart Church Trade With Your Hometown Merchants STUTTGART-Holy Rosery Church. Sunday Messes: 8:00 and IO:O0 e.m. Holyday Masses: 6:30 a.m., 12:00 noon and 6:30 p.m. SLOVAClr0WN--SS. Cyril end Metkedlll Ckurck. Sunday Massess 8:00 and 10:gO e.m. Holy- day Masses: 7:00 e.m. and 6:00 p.m. 220 MAIN WALTON'S Esso Servicenter ATLAS Tires . Tubes - N. Main at Hiway 79 922.1071 Stuttgart FLOYD A. DENMAN "In Stuttgart since 1892" Diamonds.. Watches . Silver . China, Glassware . Distinctive Gift Wares . \\; i i // R.gistered fl--l. American Gem So, iety STUTTGART, Three out of 10 jobs in private employment are related to agri- culture. The value of agriculture's pro- duction assets represents more than $41,300 for each farm em- ployee. Farmers spend $7.2-billion an- nually for feed and seed. 'i 'k ,k Agriculture is more than farm- ing. Production agriculture -- farming and ranching-- is the key- stone that supports over 500 dis- tinct agricultural occupations. Forty per cent of those gainfully employed in the United States are in occupations directly as- sociated with agricultu,.e. ENDERLIN LAUNDRY & CLi ...... -: ......... " :: :',':' ', L., .', "Drive in Service For Your Convenience" l Oth & Main Stuttgm't, Ark. Phone WA 3-9211