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Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association / Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers' Association. Thirty-first annual meeting, Grand Rapids, Wisconsin, January 8, 1918. Thirtieth summer meeting, pavilion, Nekoose, Wis., August 14, 1917
(1917-1918)

Whittlesey, S. N., Mrs.
Minutes of the 30th summer meeting of the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers' Association,   p. 23 PDF (182.9 KB)


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MINUTES OF THE 30TH SUMMER MEETING OF THE
WISCONSIN STATE CRANBERRY GROWERS'
ASSOCIATION
The 30th summer meeting of the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers'
A'ssociation was called for August 14, 1917.
The morning was devoted to the inspection of marshes in the Cran-
moor District by visiting guests and others interested.
The business session was held at the Pavilion on the banks of the
Wisconsin River near Nekoosa, Wisconsin. The meeting was called
to order in the afternoon by President Searls. The President's address
followed after which the minutes of the January Meeting were read
by the acting Secretary Mrs. S. N. Whittlesey. Repofts of crop pros-
pects, marketing conditions and other interesting facts and features
were given by letters and from individuals present.
The noteworthy and engrossing topic that engaged the attention of
,ll present was the serious problem that confronted the growers in
the abandonment of the State Experimental Station and withdrawal
of aid by the University College of Agriculture.
All concurred in the need of this work being continued in some way
and somewhere. also the need of financial aid to carry it on. A com-
mittee composed of F. J. Wood. E. P. Arpin and M. 0. Potter was ap-
pointed to take this matter under advisement and report at the Janu-
ary Meeting.
Dr. Ball urged strenuous efforts in the elimination of all insect pests,
giving startling figures as to the harm they were doing.
C. M. Secker, Chas. Lewis. Jr., and George N. Arpin were appointed
a committee to work with the Wood County Committee on State Fair
Exhibit.
Messrs. E. P. Arpin. F. J. Wood and Jacob Searls were designated to
draft resolutions upon the passing away of W. H. Fitch and son,
J. W. Fitch, whose loss is deeply felt.
The meeting closed with every one impressed that what we can do,
what we can have and what we can agree on, are now matters for
serious consideration.
MRS. S. N. WHirt.ESEY,
Secretary pro tem.
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