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Wisconsin Cheese Makers' Association / Proceedings of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers' Association forty-second annual convention November 15, 16, 1933 assembled in the Eagles Auditorium Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Sammis, J. L.G788
Secretary's report of progress,   pp. 64-67 PDF (977.6 KB)

Page 66

because if you don't want it continued the association will drop it.
We began it because you asked for it and we continued it for two
years because last year you asked for it.
Motion made by a member that we continue it. Motion duly sec-
onded and carried.
On the second question here which relates to news letters and legis-
lative bills, we don't want to assume anything, but we want your posi-
tive instructions inj the matter. The question is, shall the sending of
news letters and legislative bills and so forth be continued in 1934?
Will you give us your instructions about that?
Motion made by a member that we continue it the same as before.
Motion duly seconded and carried.
The next thing that I want to bring up here under this head of
progress relates to the future. I spoke yesterday, to a much smaller
group of you, and I told you that for many years past the association
members were paying in four or five and sometimes six hundred dol-
lars membership fees at one dollar per head each year, and the asso-
ciation has spent something like three thousand dollars, or twenty-
five hundred dollars each year. Now, the difference between three
thousand dollars and five hundred dollars has been donated mostly
by the state, through one channel or another. But the state treasury
during the last legislature is becoming limited. The last legislature
actually repealed the section of the law that gives this association
six hundred dollars a year, cut that out and said we can't afford to
give it to them any more, but especially said they shouldn't need it,
they are too big and too old. They are forty years old and there are
two thousand cheese makers in the state and it ought not be necessary
any longer for the legislature to make them a little present every
year. They ought to pay their own bills.
In the same way the University Dairy Department for the last
forty years, ever since this association was organized, has been giv-
ing the time of its various employees and about half of my time
since I have been there and a great deal of time of the other people
before I was in the Dairy Department at Madison. That has all been
donated silently without any desire for credit, or thanks. They said
to me, go ahead and do anything you can for these cheese makers, give
them a hand, and do it on the time paid for by the state. You owe
for forty years, donations made by the Dairy School of the University,
the College of Agriculture, and all of this being money out of the state
treasury. They have handed you each year three or four times more
than you have contributed.
This present year, under the limitation of funds, the College of Ag-
riculture has been obliged to cut that off in part. That is to say,
beginning next April up to next November the College of Agriculture
is not able to pay the travelling expenses of your secretary. They
have cut off that appropriation in order to save -money in the treUs-
try. This is news; this haa never happened before ii $orty jars
be& it is fitting that you should be told abotit it -and see what you
goingw to do about it.  rn                      A vr of *v

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