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
Bragg, Clarence T.
A day at the dairy school, pp. 54-60 PDF (1.3 MB)
55 Wiscwsin Dairymen8s Asgocidion. My home is in Chippewa county, about two hundred miles north of Madison, and I will give you a little of my own experi- ence in entering the Dairy School. On Tuesday morning, November 3, I was up at 3:30, made a churning of butter and at 10 o'clock started to drive eleven miles to Ohippewa Falls; reached there at noon but had to wait until 9 in the evening for my train. I arrived in Madison at 4 the next morning and hav- ing a prejudice against hotels that are near depots, as they are usually high priced, I walked several blocks and finally paid a dollar for two hours' rest and breakfast, but it was a good in- vestment, as at the breakfast table I sized m~y neighbor up as leing a butter maker, which proved to be true. We agreed to try our luck together and accordingly started out to find the Dairy School. By following the crowd we found the main hall of the university, where we were told to go to the agricultural hall to register. Now ordinarily these balls are in plain view, all being on hills .and only a few rods apart, but there was a heavy fog that morning and we walked around about three- quarters of an hour before we succeeded in finding that big building. When, we finally reached the school we found the students' registering room; the secretary of the Y. M. C. A. was there, busy furnishing addresses where the boys could get board and rooms. We were fortunate enough to secure a room about a block from the hall, but our boarding place was farther away. Our landlady was very ambitious, trying to feed four- teen at a table that was meant for six. So after a week of eat- ing cold leftovers, we changed. We found an excellent place, just across the street from our room, where we remained until the end of the term. One of the wise rules is that the students are all obliged to wear white suits while at. work in the dairy building. This in- sures cleanliness and it is quite a pleasing sight to see them all looking neat and clean, and enables one to feel that they would like to eat the product made by these boys. M
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