Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association / Proceedings of the tenth annual meeting of the Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association held at Monroe, Wisconsin, Thurs. and Fri., January 27 and 28, 1910
Stauffacher, Sam J.
Annual address, pp. 33-43 PDF (2.0 MB)
42 TENTH ANNUAL CONVENTION worked up on the cooperative plan an averaged time in proportion to the sale of the cheese has often proven troublesome and unsatisfactory. Southern Wisconsin is practically the o-'y section in Wisconsin where milk is paid on such a basis. In most localities some test as the Babcock Test or same other test is used with the best of satisfaction. Everi now and then we see in our daily papers on account of some man who has been fined $23.00 and costs for skimming or watering milk. This procedure painful and humilating as it may be to the perpetrator, never can pay the loss sustained by the patrons of a factory where such work is carried on. The financial interests of every patron delivering milk to a factor in Southern Wisconsin demands that only the purest and best milk passible be delivered. To prevent this temptation of watering and skimming milk to increase ones check at the loss and expense of others is wrong and and as already stated a fine of $25.00 and costs can never make this wrong right. Moreover, this method does not seem to be able to stop this matter, so the only just and fair way to all parties concerned would be to pay by test. By this method the only party wronged and loss sustained is the poor duped person who spends his time and energy in skimming or watering the milk. It might also be well for this Association to closely watch the attitude of our law makers in regard to what stand they take toward the furtherance of our great indus- try. We have immediate interests which our chosen repre- sentatives should closely and actively look after at our state and national capitols. Never in the history of our country has political liberty been so nearly throttled as at the present time, but there is one good sign and that is the American people will not stand for it, the American people will not stand for one man in congress to dictate what the rest shall do. For the dairymen of southern Wisconsin, the state and the nation have to great interest at stake, to silently let such proceedings pass by unnoticed.
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