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Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association / Thirty-eighth annual proceedings of the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers' Association. Thirty-eighth convention, Pavilion, near Nekoosa, Wisconsin, August 12, 1924. Thirty-eighth annual meeting, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, January 13, 1925

Chaney, A. U.
Crop prospects,   pp. 16-18 PDF (718.9 KB)

Whittlesey, S. N.
To New York,   pp. 18-20 PDF (724.4 KB)

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asks us to do something that is inconvenient, just do it. You can't
have your cake and eat it too. You have to have inconvenience some-
times. We try to make it as convenient as possible. Sometimes
things are too easy, and we get lazy on the job. One inspector didn't
want his job because some criticised him because he gave them or-
ders they didn't like. We said "Don't blame the inspector, blame us."
We have to use our customers to the best of our ability. It pays
to please the customer, and it pays you to help us do it. This may
be the only time I will get a chance to talk to you as a whole group.
MR. WHrrTLESEy: About three-fourths of what we had last year.
We had 1600 barrels last year. They are very late; about two weeks.
We will probably begin to pick about the middle of September.
MR. HEDLAR: Lots of little berries. There are a great many more
than last year, but very small.
PRES. LEWIS: We have quite a lot of berries, but don't know how
many it is going to take to fill the barrel. Next week will tell the
story. It seems to be universal that everybody's berries are late.
Has anyone berries that are about normal size?
Miss CASE: It seems to me that they are very nearly the same size
as they were last year at this time. Now they would count about 130
to the cup.
QUESTION: Did you use fertilizer?
Miss CASE: Yes, we used 3-10-4 fertilizer.
I had long wondered whether lightning or luck would ever strike
me and land me in the New York Exchange meeting. I suppose my
demented state may have been apparent, and that Charlie Lewis no-
ticed it and kindly brought about the realization of a fond dream.
I was present at the directors' meeting, but I read the secretary's
report afterwards to find out what was done. Anybody can do that
who is entitled to. The meeting place was in the Pennsylvania Hotel,
one of the largest and finest in the world.
The railway terminal station is in the basement of the hotel. There
Mr, Chaney met our party, (Mr. and Mrs. Bennett, Mrs. Whittlesey,
and I) and escorted us through vast passages, lobbies and lifts to
sumptuous rooms reserved for us up sixteen stories, a little more than
half way to the top of that immense building.
The business of this directors' meeting of the American Cranberry
Exchange consumed one whole day, with a banquet in the middle of
it, and complimentary tickets to the theater in the evening, where, by
some preconceived plot, we met the ladies, especially Mrs. A. U.
Chaney and Mrs. C. M. Chaney, who had early taken Mrs. Bennett

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