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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
(1910)

Stauffacher, Sam J.
Annual address,   pp. 33-43 PDF (2.0 MB)


Page 42


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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