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