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Cranefield, Frederic (ed.) / Wisconsin horticulture
Vol. I (September 1910/August 1911)

Wisconsin horticulture, vol. 1, no. 4: December, 1910,   pp. [1]-16 PDF (7.2 MB)

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December 1910 
Course in Agriculture, University of 
Wisconsin, in 1903 and graduated 
with ,lass of 1907. 
  D)uring college course wNis first ed- 
ito- of The Stud(hi Fuirne:    Meri- 
             A. J. Rogers, Jr. 
 Ior of Aldpha Beta honorary frater- 
   Mr. Milward was awarded special 
 honors ly the Committee on Awards 
 on his thesis "Agricultural and Bo- 
 tanical Status of the Early Blight 
 Fungus (Altenaria Solani)." 
   Appointed Assistint in l[orticul- 
 ture in 1907 and Instructor in Ilorti- 
 culture in 1908. Awarded Master of 
 Science Degree in 1909. Since grad- 
 nation Mr. Milward has been engaged 
 in Field Work in the Uniiversity Ex- 
 tension  Service  covering  Orchard 
 ond Potato SpIraying. 
   Mr. Milward was married on July 
 6, 1910, to Goldie S. Mandt. of Wind- 
 sor, Wis. 
         Ali?. JAiMES JolHNSO\N. 
   Mr. ,James ,Johns in wva, born in 
 14'1 in D)eerfield and received his ed- 
 ueatiin in  the   D)eerfield  pill ic 
 schools, graduating from  the Deer- 
 fiehl high school in 1904, after which 
 hie entered the univcrsit'. Mr. John- 
 soni's vacatioi, dhuring his high school 
 course were s:ent in farms in Wis- 
 consin and Minnesota. Owing to ill- 
 ness Mr. Johnson was unable to com- 
 plete his course at the university un- 
til 1909, at which tihmue Ihe received 
the degree if Bahelor of Science in 
Agriculture, and was made Assistant 
in Horticulture. Mr. Johnson's work 
in the Horticultural Department has 
been given almost entirely to tobacco 
experimental and     breeding  work. 
This branch of agriculture has been 
placed under the supervision of the 
Horticultural Department and     Mr. 
Johnson's time is very largely devot- 
ed to this line of work. During the 
past two years lie has been develop- 
ing improved strains of the Wiscon- 
sin grown Connecticut-Havana which 
has been disseminated so widely by 
the station. lie also has charge of 
the investiiational work and exten- 
,ion i \I Jý  ill j Iut h 'i i cultlii , 
           DR.c (0. lltTLE-;R. 
  lDr. 0). Bhutler has had occasion to 
verify h,,hnsmn's remark that it i- a 
(lelosive error to think that there is 
any opposition or conflict between 
SiSjien' and Art, between Theory and 
Pract ice. After two winters at the 
.\grieultural School, Lausanne, Swit- 
zerland, he went to California, spent 
a few months in Placer County where 
the cultivation of early peaches is an 
important industry, afterwards set- 
tling in the neighborhood of Los Ga- 
              J. Johnson 
tos, Santa (hlira (Cunty. While at 
Los Gatos l)r. Butler was actively 
engaged in the cultivation of grapes, 
plums, pi(aclhs, and apricots. After 
a few years, however, Science proved 
more attractive than Art and lie en- 
tered the Agrilultural College, Vni- 
versity of California, where he de- 
voted himself mainly to the study of 
Viticulture and cognate subjects, aniid 
Plant Pathology. While an assist- 
ant in the Viticultural Department 
physiological diseases   were   called 
particularly to his notice, and his 
studies in this field have been partly 
placed before the public in Observa- 
tions on some vine diseases in So- 
noma County, California, California 
Agr. Exp. Sta. Bulletin 168 and Ob- 
servations on the California vine dis- 
ease, Torrey Botanical Club Mem- 
oirs. Following his studies on the 
physiological diseases of the grape 
vine, Dr. Butler while assistant to 
Professor R. E. Smith, Pathological 
JLaboratory. Whittier, California. be- 
gan the study of certain physio'ogical 
diseases of the Citrus. In collabora- 
tion with Professor Smith lie pub- 
lished Gum Diseases of Citrus Trees 
in California, California Agr. Exp. 
Sta. Bull. 200 which paper has since 
been elaborated by the junior author 
into a memoir on Gummosis of Pru- 
nis  :Ild ('itruis. 
   Dr. Butler was appointed instruct- 
 or in horticulture July, 1910, and will 
 devcteo his time largely to research 
   "le laughs best who laughs last." 
 The writer of this item    is much 
 pleased and laughing a little, too. 
 Unfortunately the joke will be ap- 
 parent to only a few of our readers. 
 T'lle inmiediate   rcis,.n for  the 
 "laugh" conies from  the announce- 
 ment in another coluimn regarding 
 the incorporation of the Gays Mill., 
 Fruit Farm. For six long years the 
 secretary has been talking about the 
 clay hills of Crawford county as one 
 of the very best apple sections in the 
 upper Mississippi valley, if not in 
 the entire country.    T His reward, 
 mutil now, has been mostly good 
 natuurd  renilarks concerning   his 
 "boundless optimism" and indulgent 
 smoiles.          F. CR \NEFIEIA). 
  "Our apple and cherry trees are in 
full leaf yet but are beginning to turn 
brown and I hope will drop soon so 
as not to hold snow."       Ký. W. 
  Bayfield, Nov. 19. 

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