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. -4 PDF (1.4 MB)
-2- 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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