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University of Wisconsin. College of Agriculture / Among ourselves: a house organ for the staff of the College of Agriculture
Vol. I (1923-1932)

Among ourselves: a house organ for the staff of the College of Agriculture: Vol. I. No. 13. July 24, 1923,   pp. [1]-4 PDF (1.4 MB)


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          A bill amending the cooperative marketing law v as to make the
following
     provisions: (1) A quorum for all meetings is reduced to 20% of the membership
     of an organization, but any business specifically stated in the call
for the
*   meeting may be transacted by twice the number of the board of directors
as a
     quorum; (2) A local cooperative association may legally become a member
of a cen-
     tral association or corporation (either stock or non-stock) and be represented
on
     the basis of the membership in the local association; (3) Provision
is made for
     the recording of commodity contracts with the Register of Deeds in much
the same
     manner as chattel mortgages, which serves as public notice that the
commodity
     under contract cannot be interfered with.
          A bill which exempts from taxation up to ',500.00 in valuation
on the in-
     provonents on any homestead. This does not go into effect until January
1, 1924.
          AMONG THE VARIOUS ITEMS RECENTLY SUBMITTED for this house organ
was the
     following poem which is reported by travelers in Portugal as being inscribed
     in many places where timber trees are found--in woods, parks, and gardons--to
     make people of that country thoughtful of the value of the forests:
                                     To the Wayfarer
          Ye who pass by and would raise your hand against me, harken ore
you harn me.
          I am the heat of your hearth on the cold winter nights, the friendly
shade
             screening you from the summer sun, and my fruits arc refreshing
draughts,
             quenching your thirst as you journey on.
          I am the bean that holds your house, the board of your table, the
bed on
             which you lie, and the timber that builds your boat.
S         I am the handle of your hoe, the door of your homestead, the wood
of your
             cradle, and the shell of your coffin.
          I am the bread of kindness and the flower of beauty.
          Ye who pass by, listen to my prayer; harm me not.
          The "Friends of Our Native Landscape" are now raising
funds to have this
     poem cast in a bronze tablet and mounted in the University woods for
the benefit
     of those who come after us.
         THE AVERAGE PRODUCTION OF THE UNIVERSITY DAIRY HERD for the year
just closed
    was 328.91 lbs. of butter fat and 8048.16 lbs. of milk. This is a material
in-
    crcase over any previous year and a very satisfactory record whcn it
is con-
    sidercd that animals from all of the five dairy breeds make up the herd.
         THE PERSONNEL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY has received
frequent
    calls for judging live stock at fairs. Among the more important engagements
of
    this sort reported to date are the following:
               G. C. Humphrey judges dairy cattle at the Mississippi State
Fair, and
                  Brown Swiss cattle and calf club animals at the Wisconsin
State Fair.
               F. Kloinheinz will judge sheep at North Dakota, Wisconsin,
and Michi-
                  gan State Fairs.
              R. S. Hulce has been appointed to judge Brown Swiss and Guernsey
cattle
                at the New York State Fair at Syracuse, Guernseys and Jerseys
at
                  the Central States Exposition Fair at Aurora, Illinois,
and Jersoy
                  cattle at the Wisconsin Stato Fair.
               J. G. Fuller will judge Aberdeen Angus cattle and George Hutton
is to
                  judge horses at the Wisconsin State Fair.


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