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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Thirty-second annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Platteville, Wis., February 10, 11 and 12, 1904. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests

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:30         Thirly-second Annual Report of the 
laws to compel men to become prosperous, but such is the case. 
It seems that we have some unpatriotic citizens, men who are 
without shame, men who will take filthy milk to a creamery and 
dump it in with their neighbor's clean milk. It seems to be 
necessary to do something to compel such men to become better 
citizens, to be honest with themselves as well as with others. It 
is for us, the farmers of Wisconsin, to solve this problem; it is 
our duty to ask the state to provide means to protect us against 
this class of men, and we should go before the legislature and 
ask them to enact a law providing this state with a sufficient 
number of inspectors. We should see that our representative 
from eaeh district in the state is charged with that duty when 
he is elected. Let us stand by our dairy interests; they are of 
more importance to the prosperity of our state and our people 
than all other interests in the state. The biggest problem we 
have to contend with is how to reach the patrons. There will 
be lots of farmers in this section of the state who will not have 
interest enough, nor the courage, to come out to these meetings 
and listen to the truth, and they are the kind of men it is hard 
to get hold of. 
Recess to 1:30 P. M. 
Convention met at 1:30 P. M. 
The President in the chair. 
The Chairman: The Association is fortunate in having with 
us this afternoon and through our various sessions, a lady who 
has three claims to our interest and consideration: first, on her 
own account, and, particularly, on account of her great skill as 
an artist with the violin; and, second, she is the daughter of the 
Treasurer of this Association for nmany years; awid, third, she is 
the granddaughter of the veteran dairyman, whose name is 
known everywhere in the United States, Hiram Smith. Miss 
Katherine Loomis will play for us several times, accompanied 
by Miss Boyer. 

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