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Wisconsin Cheese Makers' Association / Proceedings of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers' Association 59th annual meeting October 25 - 26, 1950 Auditorium and Schroeder Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Wilson, W. J.
Address,   pp. 66-80 PDF (3.2 MB)

Page 80

of themn as a God given right, we shall see along with that think-
ing another kind of mental reaction develop. We will see that
the ingenunity and the sharpness and the integrit of the American
producer have been completely changed, and not for the best.
What's more, we will be facing a condition which will be tanta-
lnount to a form of servitude - you might even say a form of
peonage. It is no easy question to answer, but it is woven in-
timately into the fabric of our national life and character. We
.have few actual examples in history to show us what the ultimate
result might be if we continue with this program. We have been
taught however, that there are fundamental principles by which
we must live-to depart from these principles may cause such an
upheaval in our moral and economic life that we shall rue the day
we ever became a party to a procedure which departs from the
old reliable, time tested law of supply and demand. We have also
the lessons taught us by the homely, every-day living where we
have learned that common sense and plodding diligence are prob-
ably two of the greatest virtues. America reached its greatness
because men and women of commonsense, honesty and fearless
intergrity saw the right and had the courage to do the right.
There is a call again in this day of ours for a rebirth of these
virtues which have led us along the paths of noble achievements.
Let us then be up and doing, choosing men of clear minds and
clean hearts to represent us in government - men who win lead
us along the paths we know to be right and not forever in pur-
suit of some will o' wisp of untried economic nostrums.
And again, ere it be too late - and withal being properly
mindful of our historic place in the world, let us dedicate our-
selves anew to the principles on which this country was founded.
Let us again in the sanctuary of our own hearts renew the oath of
allegiance to our own country - this country we have known -
One nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for an.
PRES. KOPITZKZ: Thank you very kindly, Mr. Wilson. I
think you will agree we have brought you several speakers who
have had' something of importance to say to you.
You have been most patient. Will you bear with us for a few
miinutes more? We have somebody in the organization who has to
do a lot of work in the organization, and at this convention. He
did a swell job in drawing up the resolutions that were passed
yesterday, and we did not get time to have his report yesterday
... I want to present our executive secretary, Mr. George Mooney.

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