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