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Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association / Proceedings of the eleventh annual meeting of the Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association held at Monroe, Wisconsin, Friday and Saturday, January 20 and 21, 1911
(1911)

Stauffacher, S. J.
Annual address,   pp. 30-39


Page 38


38            OLEXVI.NTII ANNUAL ('ONV lENTION.
leave this to 11. C. Searles who is with us today and who
has hadi a large experience in this line.
Another evil that must be remedied if we want to hold
our place in the cheese markets of the world is the packing
of cheese in cheap muateri-il such as tubs, boxes, paper,
parchment and tin-foil. The past few years in the great
effort made to get large returns the very poorest, cheapest
material has been bought. The past year there has been
palker, parchment and tin-foil used on limburg that would
not stand three weeks, because of this poor packing large
quantities of our limburg reached the market and consequent-
ly rejected and New York limburgr bought instead. It is
said that you can fool some of the people part of the time;
part of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the
people all the time. And so in the attempt to push on the
market cheese packed in this worthless packing and wrap-
ping material it may pass with some of the people part of
the time, with part of the peol)le all of the time, but it will
not pass with all the people all tIle time.
The cheese and dairy industry has been the making of
this country. We have receive(l great returns yet w e are
becoming to look on this industry like the Jew did on the
goose that lay the golden egg. You remember the story
of Jack who had a goose that lay a golden egg every dlay.
Jack sold this goose to a Jew who wis not satisfied with a
golden egg a day, he wanted more. So one day he caught
the goose which he vowea lie would kill, resolving at once
his pockets to fill.
Although some of our limnburg cheese factories in the past
few years have received as high as S1.85 and $2.00 per
hundred for their milk, yet like the Jew they are not
satisfied but are determined to get more by using worthless
material to pack the cheese and kill the industry.
This cheap material is hurting our industry infinitely
more than it is doing good, for every dollar expended directly
for this cheap worthless material we lose ten dollars in-
directly. The past year tub swiss came into Monroe with


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