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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

Bragg, Clarence T.
A day at the dairy school,   pp. 54-60 PDF (1.3 MB)

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Wiscpain Dairymen's Association 
the same with the pumps, injectors and separators. Shafting 
must be torn down and reset in line, hangers reset, pulleys 
shifted, and separators and jacks set in line. 
Upstairs they are taught pipe-fitting, soldering and beltlac- 
ing. In pipe-fitting they learn how to measure, cut, thread 
and connect pip.s, make noiseless water heaters, expansion 
bends, etc. 
In belt-lacing the single, double, single hinge and double 
hinge are taught. 
Every morning at 8 o'clock and at 4 each afternoon some 
one of the professors gives a lecture. In this way the students 
are given the advanced ideas pertaining to the work. 
One thing that is of great interest to both students and vis- 
itors is the class pictures. Each year a larger picture is neces- 
sary, as the class keeps increasing in size, the last one having 
155 students. These pictures are hung in the hall of the Dairy 
Some of the students organized two Bible study classes, one 
of which met in my room every Sunday afternoon, and gave us 
many pleasant and profitable hours during the term. 
The students and instructors organized a literary and debat- 
ing society. These meetings were held every Friday evening 
in the Agricultural Hall. Anything of benefit to the class was 
brought up and voted upon. There were always music, reci- 
tations, songs and speeches, but the main feature of the evening 
was the debate. Some of the subjects debated on were: Re- 
solved, That the horse is'more beneficial to all concerned than 
the cow. The negative won. 
That the gathered cream factory is preferable to the whole 
milk. Negative won. 
That the special purpose cow is more profitable to the farmer 
than the dual purpose. Affirmative won. 
That the creamery is more profitable than the cheese factory. 
Negative won. 
Adjourned to 7:30 P. M. 

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