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Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association / 1893 sixth annual meeting of the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers' Association, held at the City Council Chamber, at Grand Rapids, January 10th and 11th
(1893)

Treat, J. H.
Afternoon session,   pp. 13-16 ff. PDF (930.6 KB)


Page 13


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Bennett, Stansbury, Kruschke, Braddock and others.
A committee consisting of A. C. Bennett, G. H. Stans-
bWry and W. S. Braddock were appointed to perfect some
svstem of advertising as outlined in Mr. Bennett's paper.
Mr. Bennett then produced some badges printed with
gold letters the legend:
THE
AMERICAN CRANBERRY,
THE HEALTHIEST FRUIT ON EARTH.
Containing an arid Combination
notfound in any Other
Frig it.
Also having a good representation of a bunch of cranber-
ries and thought one thousand of them judiciously scattered
about the World's Fair grounds would do much to advertise
the fruit. It was moved and carried that an assessment of
five dollars be levied on each member for advertising pur-
1)ev. On call for ayes and noes, every member present
voted in the affirnmative.
The Treasurer having informed those present that
while he could reasonably expect each and every member
who had voted aye to pay the assessment that there was no
wily in which he could force payment from members who
were absent. It was finally decided that the Secretary
iake an appeal in the published report of the meeting,
for subscriptions of $5.00 or less for advertising purposes
at and during the World's Fair.
The meeting then adjourned until 1:30 P. m.
AFTERNOON SESSION.
Before the meeting was called to order Mr. Bennett
lshowed models of the following devices for the purposes
ilaied:-
A   device for cutting a ditch perfectly straight,
with sides at an angle of 45 0 and the material put into a
lain, all fitting like brick work.
A model of a ditcher for making surface drain and ir-
'igitting ditches without removing any sod.
A perpetual muskrat trap to be used in the gates that
will catch all that enter and is always set.
Also a machine for estimating the fruit on any number
of acres accurately.
Mr. Skeels exhibited a gate or sluiceway that is ex-
reinely simple, cheap and effective. The writer having
sed no other kind of gate for several years knows whereof
e speaks.


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