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                                         MICHIGAN FARM BUREAU NEWS                                          PUBLISHED BY THE MICHIGAN STATE FARM BUREAU FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "Make Farming A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Business—As Well
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  As An Occupation''

        VOL. II, No. 4                                                                                                                      FEBRUARY 29, 1924                                                                                                                    Issued Semi-Monthly

        BUREAU EXPLAINS Farmers' Week Shows Worth MICHIGAN FARMERS Gives Real Help To Thumb LIVE STOCK EXCH.
          FARM TAX VIEWS of M. A. C. to Farm Families UNITE TO INITIATE              Bean Men In Past 90 Days SHOWS FRUITS OF
           TO CONGRESSMEN               Interest Growing Rapidly in STATE INCOME TAX                           SIX YEARS' WORK
                                                       DO THEY READ THE                          Conferences and Work
        Gray Silver of A. F. B. F .                         NEWS?                                                          All Farmers' Organizations in                                                                                                             Reports 1^} A tive Ass'ns
                                                                                                      for Women
         Urges Lower Tax on Auto                                                                                               Michigan Get Behind                                                                                                                      and Two Stock Yards
                                                            In the January 23 edition, in       By MRS. EDITH M. WAGAR
           Parts and Light Trucks                      an announcement like this, we                                             This Proposition                                                                                                                           Sales Agencies
                                                       advised all members who con-          Chairman, Farm Bur. Community
                                                       tracted Farm Bureau Milk-                              Work
        HITS TAX-FREE BONDS                            maker for winter shipment that           As year after year passes along        PETITIONS BEING SIGNED                                                                                                        70 NEW ASS'NS IN '23
                                                       if they would have their co-ops       we are made to feel more and more
        Pleads for Prompt Action on                    order out their Feb. or Feb. &        that the Farmers' Week mid-winter                                                                                                                                       Good Service Given Members;
           Tax Bills to Clear Decks                    March shipments before Jan.           gathering has become the biggest ag-      Proposed Tax is First Step in
                                                       31, they could save the storage       ricultural conference held within the                                                                                                                                     Savings Made; Directors
              For Muscle Shoals                                                                                                           Farmers* Program to
                                                       charges for those months. So          boundaries of our State.                                                                                                                                                      Are Re-Elected
                                                       many took the tip that during            Besides the general sessions when           Secure Tax Relief
            Washington, D. C , Feb. 15.—Con-           the last three days of January        national leaders discuss economic                                                                                                                                          The fruits of six years' live stock
        gressmen busily engaged in consider-           the State Farm Bureau moved           and agricultural questions, there            All Michigan farm organizations                                                                                            marketing organization work were
        ing the big national tax reform pro-           40 extra carloads of Milkmaker        were held sometime during the             are uniting in an effort to secure the                                                                                        apparent at the sixth annual meeting
        gram were forcefully reminded today            at the direction of various co-       week meetings of nineteen Breeders        60,000 signatures necessary to put                                                                                            of the Michigan Live Stock Exchange,
        of the position of American Farm               ops.     This item in the News        Ass'ns, Crop Improvement, Nurs-           the proposed state income tax con-                                                                                            held at Lansing, Thursday, Feb. 21.
        Bureau Federation members on this              saved the men interested an ag-                         eryman's, P r e s s ,   stitutional amendment on the ballot                                                                                           The Exchange reported 223 active
        issue by a timely and pithy letter             gregate of at least $400.                               Soils, Potato Pro-      and thus allow the voters of Michi-                                                                                           local associations shipping to its own
        from Gray Silver, the           Bureau's                                                               ducers a n d Sugar      gan the chance of taking a real step                                                                                          co-operative stock yards commission
        Washington Representative.                                                                             Beets Associations      for taxation reform.                                                                                                          houses at Buffalo and Detroit. One
            Mr. Silver showed plainly that re-                                                                 together w i t h a                                                   Port Huron, Feb. 28.—Above is a        excess picking stock during the rush
        duction of surtaxes would prove of
        little direct benefit to distressed agri-
                                                    BUREAU LEADERS                                             State conference of
                                                                                                               Y. M. C. A. Secre-
                                                                                                                                          Taxation conditions? have become
                                                                                                                                       so bad in this state that Michigan
                                                                                                                                       farmers do not need to be reminded
                                                                                                                                                                                 picture of the Michelex Elevator and
                                                                                                                                                                                 Warehouse Company's Bean Picking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           which has been experienced during
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the past 60 days.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     year ago the Exchange membership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     was 146 local shipping associations;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the growth in 1923 was 77 new as-
                                                                                                                                                                                 Plant at Port Huron, which has
        culture.* On the other hand he urged
        lower excise and consumption taxes,
        particularly on automobile repair
                                                     FROM FOUR STATES                                          taries. Any farmer
                                                                                                               i n Michigan could
                                                                                                               find somewhere on
                                                                                                                                       that the present system of general
                                                                                                                                       property taxes no longer produces
                                                                                                                                                                                 been in operation for the past
                                                                                                                                                                                 ninety days. This plant was leased
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The operation of this plant has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           proved to be of great help to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           local co-operative elevators located in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Michigan Live Stock Exchange
                                                                                                                                       any degree of taxation- justice. That                                                                                         Commission Merchants at Detroit was
        parts and light trucks. He enclosed
        with his letter statistics to show that
                                                       MEET IN LANSING                                         the college campus
                                                                                                               a group gathering
                                                                                                                                       system might have been all right 50
                                                                                                                                       years ago when the B^ain wealth of
                                                                                                                                                                                 by the Michigan Elevator Exchange,
                                                                                                                                                                                 one of the powerful commodity mar-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the Thumb district. It has enabled
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           these elevators at all times to han-      the     first   stockyards   marketing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     agency founded by Michigan co-oper-
        American farmers pay an annual fed-                                                                    along any special       our state was represented by tangi-       keting organizations affiliated with      dle all the beans of the Farm Bu-
                                                                                                                                                                                 the Michigan State Farm Bureau, on        reau members and other customers          ative live stock men. It was started
        eral automotive tax totalling $45,-         Discuss Problems of Finance                                line of agriculture     ble property, but today we all real-                                                                                          in November, 1921, and up to April,
        864,200. His supplemental state-                                                                       that he might be in-    ize that it is sadly outgrown.            December 1st to assist the members        and to meet the competition of the
                                                                                                                                                                                 of the Exchange in handling their                                                   1923, had handled $7,220,000 worth
        ment also stated that, while the aver-        and Organization, Adopt                  Mrs. Wagar      terested in.               For years Michigan farmers have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           other dealers. In previous years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of business. Its business has been
        age citizen pays 12.5 per cent of his                                                       Much Help for Women                                                                                                    beans have been rushed on the co-
                                                         Timely Resolutions                                                            been advocating a state income tax                                                                                            growing every month and it receives
        income for taxes, the farmer pays                                                       Just so could the farm woman get                                                                                           operative elevators in such volume
        16.6%    of his income for taxes.
            The letter follows:                        Michigan State Farm       Bureau
                                                                                             the help she desired along any of
                                                                                             the distinct lines of home keeping,
                                                                                                                                       as the most just system to meet our
                                                                                                                                       present conditions. It has been point-
                                                                                                                                       ed out that such a system would tax
                                                                                                                                                                                 TRI-STATE COOPS                           they have been forced to sell at times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to a disadvantage. Unless they sold
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     more than 100 cars weekly as an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     average—33% of the Detroit re-
                                                    headquarters at Lansing was the
    i   "Dear Mr. Congressman:
            "In these days of continued and         scene on Feb. 21 and 22 of an East
                                                    Central Regional Conference attend-
                                                                                             as there were meetings devoted ex-
                                                                                             clusively for her benefit each morn-
                                                                                             ing. And it is gratifying      to the
                                                                                                                                       every person exactly in proportion
                                                                                                                                       tto his ability to pay. It would           TOTAL $422,172.56                        at the buyer's price they would have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           been forced to close their doors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           through their inability to handle the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Producers At Buffalo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Producers Co-operaUve Com-
        extended agricultural distress reduc-                                                                                          reach the income from intangible in-                                                                                          mission at the East Buffalo stock-
        tion in taxes is one of the greatest
        reliefs that can be given the farmer.
                                                    ed by high American Farm Bureau
                                                    Federation officials and organiza-
                                                                                             educators trying so hard to assist the
                                                                                             home maker that these women's con-
                                                                                                                                       vestments and from salaries which
                                                                                                                                       is more than can be said of the
                                                                                                                                                                                    BUSINESS IN 1923                       beans as fast as they were offered by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the farmers.                              yards was established in co-operation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     with the Live Stock Exchanges of
        The federal government can directly         tion and finance men from the Farm       ferences became so popular. The at-       present system.                                                                              Picking Stock Docked
                                                    Bureaus of Wisconsin, Illinois and                                                                                                                                                                               Ohio, Indiana and Michigan, and Ohio
        serve the farmer by the removal of                                                   tendance this year was all that we                                                  Get Butter Premium, Dividend                  The price of picking stock was        and Indiana State Farm Bureaus. It
                                                    Ohio. Among those representing the                                                         Time To Act Has Come
        excise or consumption taxes. The di-                                                 could dare hope for and we know                                                                                               usually 25 or 30 cents under that         is 16 months old and has handled
                                                    A. F. B. F. were John W. Coverdale,      that there was sown the seed for in-         All of the Michigan farm organi-         on Stock and 20c Extra
        rect saving to the farmers through                                                                                             zations have gone ofi jfecord in favor                                              of choice hand picked beans. Daily        $11,270,000 worth of business for
                                                    Secretary and Director of Organiza-      spiration and encouragement         to
        lower surtaxes is almost a negligible
                                                    tion, E. P. Taylor and Arthur Simp-                                                of a state income tax. Recently they           on Hillsdale Hogs                    market quotations illustrate this fact.   its patrons. They have secured the
        amount, as only a very small percent-                                                those that serve as local leaders                                                                                             For instance, on Nov. 20 choice beans     best prices for their shippers. Both
                                                    son.                                     among the thousands back home.            have gone a step farther. They have
        age pay any surtaxes whatever. Fur-                                                                                            decided that they have talked long                                                  were quoted $5.15 and picking stock       houses have made refunds of com-
        ther, there is no assurance that the                                                                                                                                          Montgomery, Feb. 27 — General
                                                                                                On Tuesday evening, the new            enough and that the time is ripe for      satisfaction and good feeling pre-        $4.85, a difference of 30c per hun-       missions to their members. Last year
        reduction in the surtaxes, to those                                                  Home Economics building was open-         action.    Income tax petitions have                                                dred. For Nov. 24 the figures were        the Detroit house refunded $7,000.
        who have to pay them, will reduce                                                                                                                                        vailed at the annual meeting of the
                                                                                             ed to the public for the first time       therefore been drafted and printed        Tri-State Co-operative Association        $5.00 and $4.70 and on Nov. 30,           Checks have just been drawn by the
        the profits being taken by those who                                                 and throngs of people were shown          and are now being circulated in many                                                $4.80 and $4.55. These are fair           Buffalo house for $24,000 in savings
        are in a position to do so. The nor-                                                                                                                                     held here today. Well over a hundred
                                                                                             through the many departments by           parts of the state. The required          members gathered to review the            examples of the way the market had        which are to be pro-rated back to the
        mal tax rate is not excessive or bur-                                                the home economics staff, assisted by     60,000 signatures must be secured                                                   been running.                             shippers. Michigan's share of this
        densome and therefore should not                                                                                                                                         work of the past season, -elect offi-
                                                                                             students. This building is one of         between now and next July. It is a        cers and hear an address on the pro-          Then on Dec. 1 the Port Huron         amount is $10,653.70. One Michigan
        be reduced at all.                                                                   the finest of its kind and as I was       big job and there is plenty of work                                                 plant was opened and something hap-       co-operative association will receive
            "The proposal to reduce surtaxes                                                                                                                                     gress which is being made along the
                                                                                             conducted from floor to floor, mar-       for everybody and every friendly          lines of co-operative marketing and       pened to the daily bean market            a refund of $600, another $400, sev-
        to 25 per cent is contrary to the best                                               veling at the great thought and care      organization.                                                                       quotations. For some strange rea-         eral others over $300, and so on,
        information available to us in secur-                                                                                                                                    other activities of organized farm-
                                                                                             that had been shown in its planning,         The local machinery to put this in-    ers.                                      son the "spread" between picking          based on the volume of business
        ing the desired result, namely, ade-                                                 I had that feeling of assurance that      come tax petition proposition across                                                stock and choice beans suddenly dis-      done.
        quate revenue, and we earnestly pro-                                                 the future held much in the way of                                                       The financial report submitted by    appeared. The gap closed up. Was
                                                                                                                                       in successful shape is already being      Manager O. K. Coolman showed that                                                      The Live Stock men had a very
*       test that it be fixed not below 40                                                   assistance for Michigan's coming          set up in several counties. County                                                  it merely a remarkable coincidence        interesting and harmonious session.
        per cent. We believe that additional                                                 homemakers and mothers. The corri-                                                  the Association did a business of         that on this date, the price on pick-
                                                                                                                                       Farm Bureaus, Granges and Farmers'        $422,172.56 during 1923 and made a                                                  John R. Beadle, manager of the De-
        revenue so raised should be equaliz-                                                 dors and halls are finished in marble     Clubs are co-operating and forming                                                  ing stock advanced 25c per hundred?       troit commission house and J. F.
        ed by the reduction of direct taxes on                                               and oak and inside furnishings and                                                  net profit of $2,625.96 on its total      Why did the prices on picking stock
                                                                                                                                       local committees to do the necessary      operations at Montgomery and at its                                                 Baker of the Buffalo commission
        terms such as automobile parts and                                                   furniture are the same wood, while        work. An attempt is now being                                                       and choice, which, before the plant       house were there to explain their
        light trucks, namely, those not ex-                                                  the floors are covered with a special                                               branch station at Ray, Indiana. Dur-      was opened showed a differential of
                                                                                                                                       made to secure such an effective and      ing the past year 314,668 pounds of                                                 work.
        ceeding about one ton capacity. The                                                  linoleum. The entire second floor is      complete organization that at the                                                   25c, become the same, over night as                   Directors Returned
        tax on parts is largely in the nature                                                devoted to the study of food, with                                                  butter were manufactured and 130          it were? Today picking stock can
                                                                                                                                       Spring election April 7th there will      decks of stock were shipped for mem-                                                   The Board of Directors was re-
        of a tax on misfortune and losses and                                                wonderful    laboratory    equipment.     be two representatives at each poll-                                                even be sold at a premium over            elected unanimously. C. H. Runci-
        cannot well be justified at any time.                                                There is much yet to be arranged                                                    bers. The Association has just re-        choice. What is the answer? Was it
                                                                                                                                       ing place, one from the Grange and        ceived a patronage refund from the                                                  man of Lowell was not a candidate
        In so far as t h e farmer is concerned                                                      (Continued on page 4)              one from the Farm Bureau, to secure                                                 necessary for old-line jobbers to put     for re-election and he was succeeded
        the light trucks are his horse and                                                                                                                                       Producers Co-operative Commission         men on the road to purchase picking
                                                                                                                                       signatures to these petitions.            Ass'n at Buffalo which amounted to                                                  by Frank Oberts of Breckenridge.
        wagon in these days of mechanical                                                                                                 Under the terms of the proposed                                                  stock after the plant was opened, and     The old directors returned for an-
        equipment and they should be freed,                                                                                                                                      $459.49.
        certainly in part if not in whole, from
        this tax. I also suggest that a gradu-
                                                                                             ADME BD. STILL                            tax, the first $4,000 from every in-
                                                                                                                                       come will be exempt from this form
                                                                                                                                                                                      Another interesting feature re-
                                                                                                                                                                                 vealed in the manager's report was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           what caused this differential to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           wiped out? These two points should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           be considered by our readers and it is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     other year were: E. A. Beamer,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Blissfield; W. J. Perry, Grand
                                                                                                                                       of taxation. This is not because of                                                                                           Blanc; J. H. O'Mealey,        Pittsford;
        ated inheritance tax on tax-free
        securities might be considered.                  Secretary J. W. Coverdale
                                                                                               HOLDSJUP FUNDS                          any desire to secure class legislation,
                                                                                                                                       but is prompted-by the feeling that
                                                                                                                                                                                 the fact that members living in Hills-
                                                                                                                                                                                 dale county had received premiums
                                                                                                                                                                                 on their hogs shipped between Nov.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           for them to decide whether the Mich-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           igan Elevator Exchange, as a part
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Alex Lindsey, Decker;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dippey of Perry; Chas. Woodruff,
           "May I say further that I appeal                                                                                            the little fellows are already paying                                               of the Farm Bureau, has been of as-       Hastings; L. E. Willett, Laingsburg;
        to all friends of agriculture to ex-           The discussions, speeches and con-                                                                                        17, 1923 and Feb. 2, 1924 amount-         sistance to the farmer in the Thumb
                                                    ferences which occupied the two day      Belonging to M. A. C , Despite            far more than their share.                                                                                                    C. V. Tracy, Ithaca.
        pedite the consideration and passage                                                                                                                                     ing to $295.19. This is the premium       district.                                    Owing to the illness of E. A. Beam-
        of the tax bill BO that we may there-       meeting were for the most part of a          Court Order; May                               To Give Real Relief              of 10 cents per pound paid by the
                                                    rather technical nature, dealing with                                                 The petition definitely provides                                                           Worth $100 Per Car              er who was President in 1923, or-
        by at an early date secure the consid-                                                                                                                                   packers for hogs coming from a                And this situation, so beneficial     ganization of the Board will be some-
        eration of Muscle Shoals, Which we          the problems of securing and hold-             Seek Re-hearing                     that all funds raised by the proposed     county which has been declared to be
                                                    ing Farm Bureau membership.                                                        tax would be deducted from the                                                      to the bean growers, has continued,       what delayed.
        have been assured will be the next                                                                                                                                       officially T. B. free under the accred-   with no difference in the quotations
        measure considered, and the other              One of the most interesting fea-         Notwithstanding the fact that the      amount which would otherwise be           ited area plan.
                                                                                                                                       raised by the general property tax                                                  between picking stock and choice
        agricultural relief measures in the         tures growing out of the conference      Supremo Court of Michigan, by a 5                                                              Blue Ribbon Butter
        order in which they may be deter-
        mined as most desirable.
                                                    was the detailed report submitted by
                                                    the Organization Committee and
                                                                                             to 3 decision, decided that the State
                                                                                             Administrative Board, headed by
                                                                                                                                       for state purposes. The balance, if
                                                                                                                                       any, would constitute the state tax.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Manager Coolman informed
                                                                                                                                                                                          (Continued on page three)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           hand picked beans. This has meant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           a benefit of 25 or 30 cents a hun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           dred to every farmer selling beans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     HAD TROUBLE WITH
                                                    adopted by the conference.                                                         This gives definite assurance that
                   "Sincerely yours,
        "American Farm Bureau Federation                   Endorse Bureau "News"
                                                                                             Gov. Groesbeck, was doing an illegal
                                                                                             thing in holding up $150,000 In leg-      this will not be merely a new means                                                 during the last 90 days. This is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           worth $100 per car. It means a con-         SEED AFTER WAR
                "Gray Silver
               "Washington Representative."
                                                       Regarding publicity or the getting
                                                    information to the members, the re-
                                                                                             islative appropriations belonging to
                                                                                             the Michigan Agricultural College in
                                                                                                                                       of providing added revenue for state
                                                                                                                                       officials to spend, but that it will      N. Y. FARMERS TO                          siderable amount to farmers of bean
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           raising communities.                         Beulah, Feb. 27. — Fred Arner,
                                                                                                                                       afford real, genuine taxation relief
                                                    port recommended that it should be
                                                    of such      a nature as continues
                                                                                             an effort to force the State Board of
                                                                                             Agriculture to surrender its direc-       to over-burdened real estate.                   SEEK GAS TAX                            One elevator in Huron County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           shipped 14 cars of picking stock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Benzie County Farm Bureau member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of Joyfield township, knows some-
        WHY ORDER YOUR                              throughout the entire year. It was
                                                    suggested as desirable that each com-
                                                                                             tion of the College to the Adminis-
                                                                                             trative Board, a matter that the
                                                                                                                                          If sufficient signatures are secur-
                                                                                                                                       ed, the proposed amendment will be
                                                                                                                                       placed on the ballot at .the regular         Ithaca, N. Y., Feb. 27.—New York
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           beans to this Port Huron plant,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           which, with the differential on pick-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     thing about the use of clover seed of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     unknown origin as against known
                                                    munity or township should select a       Court also declared illegal, the Gov-
          CARS IN WRITING?                          public agent to supply Farm Bu-
                                                    reau items to the public press and
                                                                                             ernor and his Board have not obeyed
                                                                                             the order of the Court to pay over
                                                                                                                                       fall election in 1924. In brief, its
                                                                                                                                       provisions will be as follows:
                                                                                                                                                                                 farm organizations are going into
                                                                                                                                                                                 their legislature after a gasoline tax
                                                                                                                                                                                 for highway maintenance purposes,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ing stock wiped out, meant a benefit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of $1,400, which benefit was also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           derived by the farmers who patron-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Michigan grown seed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For several straight years after
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the war Mr. Arner always had a nice
                                                    the county and State Farm Bureau                                                      1. $4,000 of all incomes shall be
             Would you sell to any person $500                                               the money.                                                                          says Enos B. Lee, president of the        ize that plant.                           stand of clover in the fall but when
                                                    papers.                                                                            exempt.
        worth Of your products without any                                                      In the law, the Administrative                                                   N. Y. State Farm Bureau. New York             This is just one of the many ex-      spring came around no clover was
                                                                                                                                          2. Incomes from $4,000 to $20,-
        kind of a written agreement as to              Speaking of State Farm Bureau         Board has 40 days in which to pre-        000 shall be taxed 5 % .                  farmers are finding almost single         amples which might be cited. Dur-         there. From the Michigan Agricul-
        how and when it was to be paid for?         publications, the style of the Michi-    sent arguments for a re-hearing of           3. Incomes     from    $20,000    to   handed upkeep of the roads Jhrough        ing this same period, 250 to 300          tural College and the State Farm
             Why then, do Michigan farmer           gan Farm Bureau News was held up         the case. Newspapers have reported        $40,000 shall be taxed 6 % .              taxes on their property more than         cars of picking stock have been ship-     Bureau he found out about imported
        shippers take equally long risks on-        as ideal, in that it appeared in news-   conferences between the Governor             4. Incomes     from    $40,000    to   they can bear. They believe a gas         ped out of the Thumb territory,           seed and why those stands failed. For
        their goods by ordering railroad cars       paper form, carries advertising and      and Attorney General Andrew Daugh-        $60,000 shall be taxed 7 % .              tax and help from the users of the        which, at $100 per car, means that        the past two years he has relied on
        for 'shipment in any other way than         has an editorial column explaining       erty on that subject. With nearly 30         5. Incomes     from    $60,000    to   roads would help a lot.                   Thumb bean growers, no matter             Farm Bureau Brand seed, secured
        by a. written order, of which they          the policy of organization to the        days having passed since the Su-          $80,000 shall be taxed 8 % .                                       *&-              where they shipped their beans,           through the Benzie Farmers C5«
        should keep a copy for their own            membership.                              preme Court soundly spanked the                                                                                               should thank the Port Huron Plant         operative Association, a staunch
        protection? The State Farm Bureau              Word-of-mouth publicity was also      Administrative Board for its uncon-
                                                                                                                                          6. Incomes     from    $80,000
                                                                                                                                       $100,000 shall be taxed 9 % .
                                                                                                                                                                            to   Says Milkmaker Nearly                     to the extent of at least $25,000.        Farm Bureau organziatlon. He has
        finds too often in following up a           favored and it was recommended           stitutional activities in the Michigan       7. Incomes above $100,000 shall         Doubled Cream Checks                     Again we are reminded that the bene-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           fits of farmers' co-operative enter-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     had fine cuttings of clover ever since.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     He credits it directly to Farm Bureau
        claim for loss in connection with car       that the State Farm Bureaus should       Agricultural College case, it looks       bo taxed 1 0 % .
        placing that the agent will report,         provide a state speaker for at least     very much as though the Adminis-                                                                         Nashville, Mich.     prises are often both direct and in-      seed.
                                                                                                                                          All funds derived from this pro-
        "We have no record of the matter            one meeting in each community each       trative Board is searching hard for       posed tax shall be turned into the                                Feb. 15, 1924.    direct.
        you mention," meaning that the ship-        year.                                    a good reason to re-open the case                                                                                                 The Port Huron plant will be
        per "told" what he wanted instead                    Favor Local Bureaus             and save its face or else would just
                                                                                                                                       general fund of the state and shall       Editor Michigan Farm Bureau News,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           closed March 1st. This is being done      OTTAWA COUNTY TO
                                                                                                                                       be used in defraying general expense           Lansing, Michigan.
        of writing it and protecting every-            Every encouragement of the local      hold up the money as long as pos-         and bonded indebtedness and inter-        Dear Sir:                                 only after a careful survey of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           situation in the Thumb district, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         HEAR MRS. WAGAR
        body against misunderstanding.              community Farm Bureau unit was           sible. The money is expended in           est.                                         Michigan Milkmaker h i s increased
             The State Farm Bureau urges ev-        favored as a means of insuring a         Michigan Agricultural College ex-                                                   the flow of milk nearly double with       results of which indicate conclusive-        Georgetown Farm Bureau Unit of
        ery shipping member to order cars           larger and better satisfied member-      tension work in the counties, boys                                                  my cows. I also find that it keeps        ly that from now until the new crop,      Ottawa County will hear Mrs. Edith
        in writing and keep a copy of the           ship. The report also recommended        and girls club work, poultry culling,     Bureau Brand Seed In                      the cows in fine condition. I haven't     the local co-operative elevators will     Wagar, chairman of Home and Com-
        order. This will protect you against        a well-balanced Farm Bureau pro-         crops, live stock work, county agent                                                tried any other feed but what I made      be able to pick all the beans which       munity work for tne Michigan Stale
        losses due to delay in furnishing car,      gram, stressing co-operative market-     work, etc.                                    Sealed Bags Pleases                   up myself,—corn and oats ground to-       they take in from the farmers. No
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           doubt some plan will be worked out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Farm Bureau, at its meeting March
        furnishing the wrong kind of a car,         ing, but also covering a wide variety                                                                                        gether about half and half. I fed                                                   21, at the Grange Hall. County Agr'l
        etc., losses that may range from $1         of projects to insure the maximum          Natural and Artificial Brooding of     "We are very much pleased that             this feed the same amount as I am         prior to the beginning of the mar-        Agent C. P. Milham will also speak
        to $100 or more. It pays to take the        service to the membership, including     Chickens is U. S. Dep't of Agricul-   you are going to ship all Farm Bu-            feeding Milkmaker, but did not in-        keting period for the new crop where-     on the subject "Home Markets." An
        time to write it. You can secure            the entire farm family.lt was urged      ture Farmers Bulletin No. 1376. It    reau Brand Seeds in sealed bushel             crease the flow of milk as the Milk-       by the Elevator Exchange will oper-      interesting program is assured. Ef-
        regular car order forms from the            that the Farm Bureau should con-         may be had free by writing the        bags," writes William Bottomley of            maker does. My cows are in better         ate a picking plant next year and         forts are being made to interest the
        Michigan State Farm Bureau Traffic          tinue to act as the service organiza-    Dep't at Washington.                  the Armada Farm Bureau Local                  condition than ever before and with       this plant will be opened in time to      ladies in becoming regular atten-
        dep't at Lansing—easy to fill out,          tion for co-operative buying and sell-                                         (Macomb county) to the State Farm             Milkmaker our cream checks are             take care of the beans from the time     dants at the Township Farm Bureau
        convenient and safe.                        ing organizations apd that the Farm         It is half-made bargains that make Bureau Seed Dep't. Bill isn't alone in        nearly double to what they have been       they are harvested. Beyond a doubt       meetings.
                                                    Bureau community .jroup should be        trouble. Make your agreements com- that matter; the Farm Bureau has                 from the same cows.                        the opening of such a plant will
           An alarm clock and a mail's con-         the local meeting ct nter for all com-   plete in every point and then write had many letters complimenting it on                               Yours truly,            again prove of great assistance to          Economy is the foundation upon
        science soon cease to trouble him.                  (Continued oh page two)          them down.                            the new seed service.                                                                   the bean growers of Michigan.             which all large fortunes are built.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      FRED J. BASS.

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TWO                                                                                                                                                  MICHIGAN FARM BUREAU NEWS                                                                                                                                                         FEBRUARY 29, 102*

                                                                                                     t h e l a r g e s t volume of a n y firm on either t h e D e t r o i t or Buffalo
        MICHIGAN FARM BUREAU NEWS                                                                    markets!                                                                                               LIVINGSTON SHIPS
    Publi«lied twice a month by the Michigan State Farm Bureau at Ckar-
  lotte, Michigan. Editorial and general offices at State Farm Bureau head*
  quarters, Lansing, Michigan.
                                                                                                            FOREIGN CLOVER SEED GOES BEGGING, W H Y ?                                                         107 CARSOF COWS                                           "Milkmaker Is The Best
                                                                                                         F o r e i g n clover seed is a d r u g on t h e m a r k e t . The publicity
                                FEBRUARY 29, 1024                                                                                                                                                           Hundreds Come There                           Seek-

     Entered at the post office at Charlotte, Mich., as second class
                                                                                    No.   4          given to e x p e r i m e n t a l r e s u l t s s h o w i n g its lack of value is caus-
                                                                                                     ing f a r m e r s to refuse to buy it. Some of t h e i m p o r t e r s , in an                                 ing T. B. Free                 Hol-                 Producer I've Ever Fed"
  matter. Acceptance for mailing at special rate of postage provided                                 e n d e a v o r to avoid loss on t h e i r l a r g e i m p o r t a t i o n s , are t r y i n g to                      stein       Cattle
  tat in Sec. 1103, Act of Oct. 3, 1917, authorized January 12, 1923.                                discount the evidence against this seed. One s t a t e m e n t t h a t is                                                                                             W r i t e s A l b e r t Teunis of S p r i n g L a k e , J a c k s o n Co. H e r -
     Subscription Trice 50c Per Year, included In dues of Farm                                                                                                                                                                                                          m a n J . B a t h of Saginaw agrees, " M i l k m a k e r h a s n e a r l y
  Bureau Members.                                                                                    being passed a r o u n d is t h a t t h e foreign seed g e r m i n a t e s as well                        Howell,    Feb. 28. — Livingston
                                                                                                                                                                                                            County, practically free of bovine                          d o u b l e d our milk flow a n d c r e a m c h e c k s , " says F r e d J .
                                                                                                     as the home-grown seed. T h a t is t r u e . I t g e r m i n a t e s b e t t e r a n d                                                                             Bass of Nashville, R - l , B a r r y Co., i n one of t h e m a n y
  E. E. UNGUEN                                                                      Editor                                                                                                                  tuberculosis, largely duo to the
  8. M. POWELL .                                                                                     looks b e t t e r . T h a t d o e s n ' t m e a n a n y t h i n g , however. I t will                  County Farm Bureau, is a mecca for                          M i l k m a k e r u s e r s ' letters to be p r i n t e d i n t h e N e w s .
                                                                            .Ass't. Editor
                                                                                                     g e r m i n a t e , b u t it will n o t p r o d u c e a profitable crop. Usually i t                   farmers looking for T. B. free dairy
                                                                                                                                                                                                            cattle, and they are paying      good                            " I k n o w w h a t I a m f e e d i n g , " says J . E . C r a n d a l l of ,
                                                                                                     will not produce a crop a t all.                                                                                                                                   L a i n g s b u r g , " a n d you d o n ' t have to e d u c a t e t h e cows t o
                      MICHIGAN q                     1H QUREAU                                                                                                                                              prices for Livingston stock. Last
                                                                                                         A n o t h e r s t a t e m e n t is t h a t most of the foreign seed comes from                     year Livingston county shipped 107                          e a t i t , " a d d s W m . D u n n of Blaine, S t . Clair Co. T h a t
                                                                                                     G e r m a n y a n d E n g l a n d , a n d t h a t t h i s seed is all r i g h t . I t m a y            carloads of pure bred and grade Hol-                        b r i n g s u p M i l k m a k e r ' s public f o r m u l a t a g , w h i c h tells
                                        OFFICERS                                                                                                                                                            steins to eight other states and Can-                       t h e w o r l d w h a t ' s in Milkmaker, p o u n d for p o u n d . N o w
                                                                                                     be b e t t e r t h a n F r e n c h a n d I t a l i a n seed, b u t i t is n o t as good
  M. L. NOON, Jackson                                                           President                                                                                                                   ada. AVeraging 25 head to a car                             w e ' r e going t o tell W H Y each of t h e 12 i n g r e d i e n t s a r e
  M. B. MCPHERSON, Lowell                                                  Vice-President            as home-grown seed. Only one-twentieth of t h e clover seed im-                                        and selling at an^average price of                          there:
                             Directors-at-Large                                                      p o r t e d so far has come from G e r m a n y a n d E n g l a n d . E v e n some                      $150, the shipments brought Livings-
  L. WHITNEY WAT KINS                                            Manchester                                                                                                                                 ton farmers about $401,250. In ad-                                                                          500 lbs. G l u t e n P e e d because
                                                                                                     of t h a t is F r e n c h a n d I t a l i a n seed shipped by w a y of H a m b u r g .
  M, B. McPHERSON                                                    Lowell                                                                                                                                 dition a large number of cattle were                                            i t f t f f c it is a highly digestible combination
  MRS. EDITH M. WAGAR                                              Carleton                              If y o u c a n n o t be sure t h a t y o u a r e g e t t i n g home-grown r e d                    trucked out of the county.                                                                 p . m i l k a n d f a t p r o d u c i n g feed.
  EARL C. McCARTY                                                  Bad Axe                           clover seed, do n o t b u y a n y a t all. Sow sweet clover, alsike,                                      Livingston county for years has                                                                          260      lbs.      43%           Cottonseed
  VEROLD F. GORMELY                                               Newberry                           s o y b e a n s or cowpcas i n s f e a d . — T H E P R A I R I E F A R M E R , F e b .                 been a Holstein center, but since the                                                        • M e a l because it is a v e r y high p r o t e i n
  GEORGE WHEELER                                               Mt. Pleasant                                                                                                                                 T. B. clean-up, it is more so than
                          Commodity Directors                                                         16, 1924.                                                                                                                                                                                            milk p r o d u c i n g feed which is easily
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ever. The County Farm Bureau not
  FRED SMITH, Elk Rapids                 Michigan Potato Growers Exchange                                                                                                                                   only started the T. B. campaign, but                                                        I digestible.
  M. L. NOON, Jackson                   Michigan Milk Producers Association                                                                                                                                 paid the transportation of. the veter-                                                                      240 lbs. Old Process L i n s e e d
  J. H. O'MEALEY, 1'ittsford                 Michigan Live Stock Exchange
                                                                                                                            A T R I B U T E TO T H E A. F . B . F .
                                                                                                                                                                                                            inarians. Later when the supervis-                                                             Meal because in a d d i t i o n t o b e i n g a
  WALDO E. PHILLIPS, Decatur                    Michigan Elevator Exchange                               A l v a Agee, in t h e N a t i o n a l S t o c k m a n a n d F a r m e r , h a s the fol-          ors dropped the T. B. support, the                                                             h i g h p r o t e i n m i l k p r o d u c i n g feed, i t
  H. W. GOWDY, Union Tier                      Michigan Fruit Growers, Inc.                                                                                                                                 Farm Bureau went out and lined up
                                                                                                     lowing to say a b o u t t h e A m e r i c a n F a r m B u r e a u F e d e r a t i o n :                                                                                                               keeps t h e cow i n good physical condi-
  CLARK L. BRODY, Lansing                                   Sec'y-Treas.-Gen. Manager                                                                                                                       so many influential farmers for the                                                            tion. I t acts as a l a x a t i v e , tones t h e
                                                                                                          " I t is g r e a t l y t o t h e c r e d i t of t h e A m e r i c a n F a r m B u r e a u         clean-up that next time the supervis-                       Shipped in i o o lb. digestive system a n d gives t h e cow a
                                                                                                     F e d e r a t i o n t h a t is h a s n o t t r i e d to abolish economic l a w . I t h a s             ors met they voted a blanket ap-
        State F a r m Bureau Business Departments a t Lansing                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sacks                 sleek coat of hair.
  Seed                Traffic, Claims Service           General Offices                              been r e p r e s e n t a t i v e , in t h e main, of the s t r a i g h t t h i n k i n g , p r o p -   propriation to cover the whole job.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               During the past year Livingston                                           200 lbs. Corn Distillers G r a i n s because it is t h e
  Purchasing                         Wool                   Advertising                              erty-loving f a r m e r s of t h i s c o u n t r y . Some people have expected
                                  At Detroit                                                                                                                                                                County Farm Bureau has helped add                           most easily digested, p a l a t a b l e , h i g h p r o t e i n milk p r o d u c -
                                                                                                     t h i s o r g a n i z a t i o n to cure w h a t only time, h a r d w o r k a n d h a r d               5,000 acres of alfalfa to the county's                      i n g g r a i n obtainable. I t is r i c h in vitamines w h i c h a r e
  Michigan Farm Bureau Produce Exchange          ,.2610-16 Rlopelle S t
                              A t Grand Rapids                                                       economy can cure, a n d some h a v e expected m o r e from its l e a d e r s                           acreage, 29 per cent of it Grimm.                           n e c e s a r y to t h e g r o w t h a n d d e v e l o p m e n t of t h e cow.
  E. L. EWING, State Farm Bureau Traffic Counsel          Murray Bldg.                               t h a n w a s reasonable. The people in i t s membership needed t o be                                                                                                              200 lbs. S t a n d a r d W h e a t B r a n because i n a d d i -
                Michigan Commodity Marketing Associations                                            t o g e t h e r , a n d t h e i r influence h a s been wholesome. Co-operation                         GRAND HAV£N BUREAU                                          tion to being a good source of p r o t e i n , i t a d d s b u l k t o "
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        t h e r a t i o n a n d helps to k e e p t h e cow i n good p h y s i c a l
                Affiliated W i t h M i c h i g a n S t a t e F a r m B u r e a u
              Potato Growers Exchange                                             Cadlllao
                                                                                                     h a s been a d v a n c e d as fast as h u m a n n a t u r e p e r m i t t e d . The sub-                 ADOPTS RESOLUTIONS                                        condition.
                                                                                                     s t a n t i a l h e a d w a y we h a v e m a d e is w o r t h m a n y times t h e e n t i r e
  Michigan    Milk Producers Association                         707 Owen Bldg., Detroit                                                                                                                        Grand Haven, Feb. 13.—The fol-                                           160 lbs. Yellow H o m i n y because i t is a n appetiz-
  Michigan    Live Stock Exchange                            425 N. Butler St., Lansing               cost t o t h e f a r m e r s . The o r g a n i z a t i o n can afford to let t h e im-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            lowing resolution wras adopted at the                       ing, f a t t e n i n g feed a n d k e e p s t h e cow i n good flesh. I t
  Michigan    Elevator Exchange                             Farm Bureau Bldg., Lansing               possible go u n a t t e m p t e d , a n d to accept economic ups-and-downs                             annual meeting of the Grand Haven
  Michigan    Fruit Growers, Inc                                            Benton Harbor                                                                                                                                                                               stores animal fat in t h e c o w ' s system w h i c h will be con-
                                                                                                     a m o n g g r o u p s in its membership j u s t as b a n k e r s and m a n u f a c -                   Farm Bureau here today:                                     verted into b u t t e r fat.
             Directors and Officers of the Commodity Exchanges                                       t u r e r s a n d others h a v e to face poor as well as good times. W e                                   "Resolved, That we express our
                                                                                                                                                                                                            faith in farmers' organizations, be-                                         100 lbs. S t a n d a r d W h e a t M i d d s because i t is
      MICH. ELEVATOR EXCH.                MICH. MILK PRODUCERS ASS'N                                 n e e d to e x e r t a c o n t i n u i n g influence on legislation. W e need to                       lieving that through organization we                        an economical source of p r o t e i n a n d h a s a d v a n t a g e s simi-
  W. E. Phillips, Pres        Decatur     N. P. Hull, Pres             Lansing                       b r i n g influence to b e a r on a d m i n i s t r a t i o n . W e need to be h e l d                 may express our views, our needs,                           l a r to those of b r a n .
  L. C. Kamlowske, Vlce-Pres              John C. Near, Sec         Flat Rock                                                                                                                               our aims.
                          Washington                                                                  t o g e t h e r in s t a t e a n d county organizations w h e r e m u c h of t h e                                                                                                 100 lbs. Cane Molasses because i t helps m a k e
                                          B. F. Beach, Ass't. Sec      Detroit                                                                                                                                  "Resolved, That we appreciate the
  Carl Martin, Sec.-Treas...Coldwater     H. W. Norton, Treaif.         Howell                       good is done. All t h i s t h e n a t i o n a l o r g a n i z a t i o n gives us, a n d a                                                                          M i l k m a k e r p a l a t a b l e , s t i m u l a t e s t h e flow of digestive
  L. E. Osmer, Mgr            Lansing                                                                                                                                                                       services of the Michigan State Farm                         juices a n d is a milk m a k i n g i n g r e d i e n t as well.
                                          M. L. Noon                   Jackson                       good four-miles-an-hour gait can t a k e u s f a r i n time. I t m a y n o t                           Bureau in legislation, transportation,
  C. S. Benton, Beans         Lansing     C. R. Watson             Imlay City                                                                                                                                                                                                            100 lbs. G r o u n d Oats because i t is d e p e n d a b l e
  D. P. Sowle, Hay            Lansing                                                                be a showy pace, b u t t h e r e is a chance to r e a d t h e s i g n - b o a r d s . "                purchasing, marketing and in fur-
                                          L. W. Harwood                 Adrian                                                                                                                              nishing Michigan farmers with feeds                          a n d economical feed w h i c h a d d s b u l k to t h e r a t i o n a n d
  James Nicol           South Haven A     W. J. Thomas          Grand Rapids
  H. D. Horton                   Klnde                                                                                                                                                                      of guaranteed analysis and seeds of                          gives v i g o r t o t h e cow.
                                          Ray Potts               Washington                                                                                                                                known origin."
  George McCalla             Ypsllantl    Fred W. Meyer           Fair Haven                                                                                                                                                                                                             100 lbs. 4 0 % P e a n u t M e a l because it c o n t a i n s
  John Nicolson               Marietta    Dr. W. C. McKinney . ...Davlsburg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Grand Haven Farm Bureau is                          n e c e s s a r y p r o t e i n s l a c k i n g in a n y o t h e r i n g r e d i e n t , also
  M. R, Shlsler
  F. M. Oehmke
                                          James J. Brackenberry... .Bad Axe
                                          Elmer Powers
                                               MICH. LIVE STOCK EXCH.
                                                                       n..CJlo                                         The Farmers Win                                                                      an Ottawa county co-operative organ-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ization dealing in flour, feeds, hay,
                                                                                                                                                                                                            grain, fertilizers, farm machinery,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         for its v e r y p l e a s a n t t a s t e a n d h i g h digestibility.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         20 lbs. S a l t because it seasons t h e r a t i o n , a i d s . i n
                                                                                                             There's a good deal more in that victory of the state board of                                 etc., for its members.                                      b u i l d i n g u p s t r o n g bones, is an a p p e t i z e r a n d p r o m o t e s
                  EXCH.                   E. A. Beamer. Pres          Bllssfleld                         agriculture over the state administrative board than appears on
  Henry Curtis, Pres           Cadillac   W. J. Perry, Vice-Pres                                         the surface.                                                                                                                                                    a n d assists t h e action of t h e digestive fluids.
  Fred Smith, Vice-Pres. Elk Rapids                              Grand Blanc                                 When the supreme court of Michigan granted a writ of manda-
  S. E. Rogers, Sec       East Jordan     J. H. O'Mealey, Secy        Plttsford                          mus to compel the state administrative board to release the $150,-                                 Bureau Leaders of 4                                                          20 lbs. L i m e (Calcium C a r b o n a t e ) because i t is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         positively needed i n milk. W i t h o u t it in t h e feed t h e cow
  O. S. Wood, Treas           Barryton                                                                   000 legislative appropriation for extension work of the Michi-
  J. D. Robinson              Levering
                                          Alex Lindsey
                                          Edward Dlppey
                                                                          Perry                          gan Agricultural College, and decided that the constitution of                                           States at Lansing                                      m u s t d r a w on her own skeleton. Calcium c a r b o n a t e b u i l d s
  J. T. Bussey              Provemont      Chas. Woodruff             Hastings                           Michigan placed control of the college and all its monies in the                                           (Continued from page one),                           u p the frame work, a n d enables h e r to p r o d u c e a s t r o n g
  Ernest Snyder            Lake View      L. E. Willett             Laingsburg
                                                                                                         hands of the constitutional state board of agriculture, it was not                                 modity marketing groups within the                           h e a l t h y calf. This is of e x t r e m e i m p o r t a n c e .
                       MICHIGAN FRUIT C. V. Tracy                                                        only a victory for the farmers' state board in a question of dis-                                  county.
                                                                         Ithaca                          puted authority, but it was also a victory for the Michigan Farm                                                                                                     T h e above m a k e s one t o n of t h e best feed on e a r t h a t a
  James Nicol, Pres      South Haven       Frank Oberts          Breckenridge                            Bureau, which has been the bone of contention all through this                                        Visiting delegates were very inter-                       r e a s o n a b l e cost.
  M. D. Buskirk, V. Pres...Paw Paw                                                                       fight.                                                                                             ested students of the Farm Bureau
                                         GROWERS, INC.
  F. L. Bradford, Sec.-Treas
                                                                                                             It's an open secret that the governor and the state administra-                                plant at Lansing. They studied the                               J u s t ask some of these people w h o " m i x b y g u e s s "
                       Benton Harbor       P. D. Leavenworth...Grand Rapids                                                                                                                                                                                              W H Y t h e y p u t in w h a t t h e y do. R e m e m b e r t h a t t h i s feed
                                                                                                         tive board started out to destroy the power and influence of the                                   work of the various departments and
  Miller Overton                Bangor    W. J. Schultz                    Hart
                                                                                                         Michigan Farm Bureau because it could not be coaxed into line                                      observed the close relationship which                        has h a d t h e combined e x p e r i e n c e of A g r i c u l t u r a l College
  J. F . Hlgbee        Benton Harbor      L. A. Hawley               Ludlngton                           with the administration program* with a little official sop, nor
                                          Herbert Nafziger....Benton Harbor                                                                                                                                 exists between the Michigan commo-                           e x p e r t s and t h a t it h a s been on t h e m a r k e t over t w o
  A. J. Rogers                  Beulah                                                                   whipped into line by threats of the official axe. Under the lead-                                  dity exchanges and the central busi-
  W. E. Phillips               Decatur    C. J. CJirestensen          Onekama                            ership of Clark L. Brody, it has consistently worked for what                                                                                                   y e a r s a n d t h a t YOU G E T T H E S A M E T H I N G E V E R Y
                                           11. W. Gowdy             Union Pier                           the farmers of Michigan wanted, whether or not that correspond-                                    ness and service departments of the                          TIME YOU BUY IT.
  W. S. Seymour              Bridgman
  Allan B. Graham               Elberta    O. R. Gale                    Shelby                          ed to the expectations or desires of the political leaders of the                                  State Farm Bureau. All of the dele
                                                                                                                                                                                                            gates went away from the confer                                  B u y M I L K M A K E R w i t h t h e t a g on every b a g t e l l i n g
  A. L. Burt                  Fremont      John Lang                      Sodus                          state.
                                                                                                             The Michigan Farm Bureau, the best organized and the most                                      enoe with an increased respect and a                         you p o u n d for p o u n d j u s t w h a t is i n y o u r feed.
                                           John Bottema           Spring Lake
                      American F a r m Bureau Federation
                                           Bert Gleason               Lawrence                           successful business organization of farmers in the United States,                                  higher estimation of the progress
   O. E. BRADFUTE                                                     President                          was getting altogether too powerful and influential in getting                                     which has been made by organized
                                               68 East Washington St., Chicago
                                                                                                         things done for the farmers, to suit the politicians, unless it
                                                                                                         would play horse according tq the rules when the politicians
                                                                                                                                                                                                            agriculture in Michigan.                                        MICHIGAN STATE FARM BUREAU
                                                                                                         cracked the whip. This the Farm Bureau consistently refused to                                        The Michigan men also found
                                                    Washington Representative
                                             Munsey Bldg., Washington, D. C.                             do.                         ,                                                                      much of value in the methods and                                      Purchasing Department
                                                                                                                                                                                                            activities of the Farm Bureaus in the
                                                                                                             Neither the governor nor the members of the state adminis-
                                                                                                         trative board seemed to be able to understand that It was possi-                                   other states. Many suggestions were                                       Lansing, Mich.
 T H E REWARDS OF FAITH, WORK AND                                     CO-OPERATION                       ble tor any man to be working for a big organization of farmers                                    received which can be used with
       " W h e n we look b a c k six y e a r s to t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n of t h e                 like the Michigan Farm Bureau without having his eye mainly                                        great profit by us here in Michigan,
                                                                                                         on some political office. But when they discovered that the                                        in helping to build a bigger and
  Michigan Live Stock E x c h a n g e a n d see our o r g a n i z a t i o n t h e n , —                  Michigan Farm Bureau was absolutely uncontrollable by any out-
                                                                                                         side influence, they set out to destroy its power and influence.                                   stronger State Farm Bureau organ-
  w i t h only a h a n d f u l of m e m b e r s , n o t enough f u n d s to enable                                                                                                                          ization.                     %,
  y o u r d i r e c t o r s to m e e t four times a y e a r , a n d n o p a r t i c u l a r •
  p l a n s or policies t h a t w o u l d a p p e a l to local s h i p p i n g associations
                                                                                                             And so the $150,000 appropriation for extension work was
                                                                                                         held up as a sort of club over the Michigan Farm Bureau, to
                                                                                                         break its power by destroying the County Farm Bureaus, through                                     Huron County Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Why Is the Produce Exch,
                                                                                                         the crippling of the work of the county agricultural agents to
  to become m e m b e r s of such a S t a t e o r g a n i z a t i o n — w e h a d a
  r i g h t to feel d i s c o u r a g e d a t the t i m e , " w r o t e P r e s . E l m e r A .
                                                                                                         compel a divorce of the county agents from the County Farm
                                                                                                             It was the the belief of the governor and his supporters that
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gives His Experience                                            Your Best Poultry
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Michigan State Farm Bureau,
  B e a m e r to delegates a t t h e S i x t h a n n u a l m e e t i n g of t h e M i c h i g a n
  Live S t o c k E x c h a n g e a t L a n s i n g , F e b . 2 } , from his h o m e a t
                                                                                                         the State Farm Bureau controlled the County Farm Bureaus and
                                                                                                         the county agents—and the farmers. The politically minded
                                                                                                         gentlemen at Lansing could see no other really good reason for
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lansing, Michigan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dear Sirs:
  Blissficld, w h e r e he lay ill.                                                                      the State Farm Bureau.                                                                                Please send me your price list on
                                                                                                             The extension work of the college is carried on to a_jeonsider-                                all seed grains and potatoes as I ex-                               A n s w e r - * - W e have the best poultry, dressed veal
      " B u t now we should feel elated over our p r o g r e s s , especially                            able extent through the county agricultural agents who for the                                     pect to order some clover seed and                              a n d e g g t r a d e in Detroit, t h e folks w h o w a n t t h e
  w h e n we recall t h a t d u r i n g t h e last y e a r alone w e affiliated j                        most part arc working through the County Farm Bureaus. These                                       potatoes.
                                                                                                         county agents are paid partly by the United States department of                                                                                                   best.       T h e y prefer choice Michigan poultry.         We
  77 local s h i p p i n g a s s ' u s or a p p r o x i m a t e l y 10,000 m o r e individ-                                                                                                                    Bought oat seed of you last year
                                                                                                         agriculture, partly by the counties in which they work, partly                                     and had fine results,—fifty bushels                             h a n d l e nothing else. T h e y p a y the highest m a r k e t
  ual f a r m e r shippers with our S t a t e organization. We n o w serve                               by the state and partly by the Farm Bureaus through which they
                                                                                                         work.                                                                                              to the acre without fertilizer, on                              price.
  22.'} local associations in M i c h i g a n . W e have s t a r t e d a n d main-                           But there's a lot of things the politicians did not understand.                                good ground, so will not hesitate in
                                                                                                                                                                                                            buying seed from you again.                                          Poultry that c o m e s to Detroit from far a w a y
  tained a sales agency a t Detroit, w h e r e we h a v e sold o u r mem-                                    They didn't understand—or wouldn't—that the Michigan Farm
                                                                                                         Bureau was created and controlled from the bottqm up; that in-                                        Am one of the many Farm Bureau                               s t a t e s is o f t e n r o u p y .
  b e r s ' stock at the high d o l l a r a n d last M a y r e t u r n e d to t h e m                    stead of controlling the County Farm Bureaus and the county                                        members.                                                             B e c a u s e of s u p e r i o r r e t u r n s a n d s e r v i c e t o o u r
  $7,000 in profits, l i q u i d a t e d our a s s o c i a t i o n ' s i n d e b t e d n e s s , a n d   agents—and the farmers—it was controlled by« them. That was                                             ALEXANDER BURKHARD,
                                                                                                         an entirely newidea in farmers' organizations'—new to the politi-                                                                                                  s h i p p e r s o u r b u s i n e s s is d o u b l e t h a t of o n e y e a r
  have prospects t h a t we will be able t o r e f u n d p e r h a p s a l a r g e                       cians. They didn't understand—or wouldn't—that the men elect-                                                      Harbor Beach, Mich.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ago.         O u r shipments arrive in good shape.                          Our
  a m o u n t M a y 1, 1924.                                                                             ed and appointed to manage the Michigan Farm Bureau were not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            c u s t o m e r s are satisfied.              Shippers write us that
      " W i t h Ohio and I n d i a n a we h a v e established a n o t h e r co- t
                                                                                                         looking for political office or opportunity, and that they couldn't
                                                                                                         be controlled by a little honor in the shape of a public office.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Finds F. B. Ensilage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            t h e y get m o r e t h r o u g h the F a r m B u r e a u P r o d u c e
  operative livf stock sales a g e n c y a t t h e E a s t Buffalo m a r k e t ,                             They didn't understand—or wouldn't—that the County Farm
                                                                                                         Bureaus were organizations suggested and promoted and approv-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Corn Exactly Right                                         E x c h a n g e t h a n a n y w h e r e else.               W e remit their
  which is n o w p r o - r a t i n g its first y e a r ' s savings, of w h i c h Mich-                   ed b^ the United States department of agriculture, through which                                   Michigan State Farm Bureau,                                     m o n e y a n d send their crates back promptly.
  i g a n s h i p p e r s will receive a b o u t $10,000.                                                the county agent should work and to which he should be directly                                    Lansing, Michigan.
                                                                                                         responsible; and through which also there should be raised                                                                                                                                 TIMELY MARKET NEWS
      " H o w have these t h i n g s been a c c o m p l i s h e d ? P a r t l y b y good                 enough money to pay him a salary such as a capable man would                                       Gentlemen:
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Last year I planted a field of Farm                               P O U L T R Y — P r o s p e c t s a r e good for a c o n t i n u e d
  organization, p a r t l y b y good business m a n a g e m e n t , p a r t l y b y                      be willing to work for.—PORT HURON TIMES-HERALD, Feb.
                                                                                                         7, 1924.                                                                                           Bureau No. 1 Yellow Ensilage corn                                                        s t r o n g a n d steady m a r k e t .
  good sales service a n d good field w o r k , b u t I say to y o u t h a t t h e                                                                                                                          with very gratifying results.      The                                                   Ship y o u r S p r i n g e r s n o w before t h e y
  real reason for our success ha's been a loyal spirit of co-opera-                                                                                                                                         soed was exceptionally well graded
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     g e t too h e a v y a n d s t a g g y .
 tion b e t w e e n t h e m e m b e r s .                                                           Wexford Bur. Shows                                  ging in and spending all he can make
                                                                                                                                                        on high priced rents and high priced
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and the stand was excellent.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Thfts corn made a heavy growth of                                 VEAL—               The dressed veal business is good. W e
      " I also w a n t to say t h a t the success or failure of our organ-                           Both Sides of Picture                              everything.                                         stalks and it was just nicely dented                                                     a r e able to get you t h e highest m a r k e t
 ization or any other f a r m o r g a n i z a t i o n h i n g e s u p o n h o w m u c h of I              Cadillac, Feb. 28—In urging Wex-                 "Let us lime our sour soils, get                 and in just the proper condition for                                                     price.
                                                                                                       ford County Farm Bureau members                  our alfalfa and sweet clover, which                 ensilage when the first frost came.
 t h a t genuine spirit of co-operation the m e m b e r s have.
                                                                                                       to take advantage of local factory               in turn will form a basis for profit-                  It is the best ensilage corn I have
      " I f we all show t h e same loyal co-operative spirit t h i s coming                            and marl bed sources of lime and to              able potato raising, profitable dairy-              ever used and expect to soon place an                                                  How To Ship To Us
 y e a r t h a t w e have i n t h e p a s t , if Ave all w o r k t o g e t h e r i n                   certainly take steps to lime what-               ing and profitable farming in gen-                  order with my local co-operative as-                                 W r i t e us t o d a y for shipping tags. T e l l w h a t y o u
                                                                                                       ever sour soils they have, the Wex-              eral."                                              sociation covering my requirements                              w a n t to send. Send the best for best returns. E v -
  h a r m o n y a n d do n o t allow any p e t t y jealousies a m o n g ourselves                      ford Bureau said:                                                                                    for 1924.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            WILLARD HALL,                                   e r y t h i n g is g r a d e d carefully a n d y o u g e t t h e b e n e f i t
 — t h e t h i n g t h a t has w r e c k e d so m a n y f a r m o r g a n i z a t i o n s — I !           "If you are trying to farm a sour               It costs an average of $400 a year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Otsego, Mich., R. 1.                         ot the quality y o u send.
 p r e d i c t a bigger, b e t t e r a n d more profitable business in t h e won- ' soil, you are playing a losing game                                —$7.70 a week—to own and run an
                                                                                                       and sooner or later you will join               auto.     This includes interest on                                                                                               (Note N e w Street Address B e l o w )
 d e r f u l f u t u r e t h a t lies before u s . "                                                                                                                                                           This is the month to get new
                                                                                                       that 'innumerable        caravan that           original investment, gasoline, repairs,
      P r e s i d e n t B e a m e r ' s message to the Live Stock E x c h a n g e an-                  moves to that mysterious realm'                 depreciation, etc.                                   blood into the poultry flock. An ex-
 n u a l m e e t i n g is a living testimonial, c r o w d e d into t h e s h o r t space               known as the Industrial Center,                    The $400 is estimated by A. R.                    tra dollar or two for a gofd cockerel
                                                                                                       where certain popular impression                Hirst, Wisconson state highway en-                   is money well invested.
 of some six y e a r s , of w h a t can be done in cooperative m a r k e t i n g
                                                                                                       pictures the workman wearing silk               gineer. He figures Americans have
 w h e n f a r m e r s will see t h e n e e d a n d give t h e i r s u p p o r t , be loyal,           shirts, driving to work in his limou-           nearly as much money tied up in                          I t is g o o d b u s i n e s s to s h i p y o u r
 w o r k h a r d f o r ' t h e i r o r g a n i z a t i o n by s h i p p i n g t h r o u g h it a n d   sine and smoking fat perfectos; but             autos—over 10 billions—as the allies                 poultry,         eggs a n d         d essed       veal
                                                                                                       which is in reality !)0 per cent of the         owe Uncle Sam. The national auto                     to the F a r m B u r e a u IVoduce Exch.
           iug it to others, t h e r e b y increasing its s t r e n g t h . S i x y e a r s
                                                                                                       time commuting 1* miles         for an          bill this year will be three times as                a t i t s n e w a d d r e s s , :»flj9-l« R i o p r l l e
 ago the live stock f a r m e r s of M i c h i g a n h a d n o t h i n g in t h e w a y                hour morning and night, raising                 much as will be spout building now                   St., D e t r o i t , for b e s t » i d j n o m p t r e -    \                            Detroit,        Michigan
 of a m a r k e t i n g o r g a n i z a t i o n . Look a t t h e m t o d a y , h a n d l i n g         children on a fourth floor flat, peg-           dwellings.                                           turns.                                                      12610-16 kiopelle St.                              -Rhone Cadillac 2270
      FEJSKTAJRX. 2% 1921
                                                                                                                                    MI€H«3AN- :FARM- BlTBEAF-ygWS T                                                                                                                                  JTHRKR.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Am. Farm Bureau radio program every Tues. night at S:20
    BEAN INDUSTRY     Litchfield Celebrates For LIVESTOCK CO-OPS                                                                                                                                                        broadcasted from KYW Chicago time.

      HAS ORGANIZED     New Co-Op Creamery Plant FORM ESTATE CO.                                                                                                                 Red Clover
       CLEANING HOUSE                           Choose E. A. Beamer to Pilot                                                                                                       Facts                                                       Do Your Pigs Do It?
                                                                                          the engine.
                                Tour of Inspection and Big            Aid to Quality                                                    This New Venture in
    Growers, Jobbers, Elevators    Program Are Features      Although Litchfield butter has for                                          Orderly Marketing                       The 1023 crop of domestic,                                                                        \FTER/
         Are Working on             of Formal Opening      some time commanded a premium be-
                                                           cause of its excellence, this will be
                                                                                                                                                                              adapted red clover seed is the                   I BEFORE                                                •

                                                                                                                                       Columbus, Ohio, January 10.—The        shortest in the year. What to do
             Problems                                      more true than ever in the future,                                                                                 for reliable seed? Consider this
                                                   Litchfield, Feb. 16. — Saturday,       because, while in the past most of the    Eastern States Company recently or-       —That Michigan Farm Bureau
                                               February 16th, was a great day fpr                                                   ganized in Columbus, is another long
      At Lansing City Hall Feb. 19, at
                                               Litchfield farmers and townspeople,
                                                                                          output has been sold in tubs, in the
                                                                                                                                    step in marketing of livestock for
                                                                                                                                                                              Brand No. 1 genuine, Michigan
                                                                                                                                                                              grown, disease-resistent Red Clov-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ^Bg^jfe Feeding
    a meeting of bean men, steps were                                                     future practically the entire output
                                               for on that date the splendid,                                                       farmers in territory within shipping      er should produce a crop far sur-
    taken to organize an association of
                                               modernly equipped new co-operative
                                                                                          will be put up in pound prints. In-
                                                                                          creased profits from this practice are    distance    of Pittsburgh, Cleveland      passing anything possible from                          Detroit Star Brand Digester Tankage
    farmers, elevators and jobbers for                                                                                              and Buffalo.                              any imported, blended or, other                                 (Guaranteed 50% Protein)
    the purpose of devising plans where-       creamery recently completed by the         expected to pay for the cost of the
                                               Litchfield Dairy Association was                                                        This co-operative organization will    "bargain" seed available.                       Average Daily Gain in. M. A. C. Hog Feeding Experiments was
    by the Michigan crop of beans can                                                     new building over a period of years.                                                                                              Bailey & Tankage 1.801 lbs.          Corn & Tankage 1.472 lbs.
                                               opened to the public with a big pub-          The success of the Litchfield Dairy    give the slaughterer direct connection       Most imported seed or seed of
    be handled to advantage and better                                                                                              with the large volume of business         unknown origin is very likely to                        Corn, Rye, Bailey and Tankage 1.301 lbs.
    market conditions maintained.              lic celebration. Nearly 300 jpatrons       Association is no doubt largely due                                                 become diseased, resulting in a
       The meeting was called by A. B.
                                               and boosters went through the new
                                               plant, marvelled at its completeness
                                                                                          to the loyal and capable efforts of       now going through the co-operative
                                                                                                                                    livestock commission companies.           short first crop and often a com-                               It Cures the Pig Eating Sow
    Cook, president of the Michigan                                                       Charles S. Bater, who for seven                                                     plete failure of the second cut-                 Farm Bureau and Co-op Managers will take your orders. Write
                                               and efficiency of equipment and ar-        years has been its manager, and Fred         One of the main missions for this      ting.                                         for free booklet. We pack in 100 lb. bags.
    Bean Growers Ass'n. The proposed           rangement and stayed for the en-                                                     company is the establishing of closer
    organization is to be known as the                                                    Mergenthaler, who has been the but-                                                                                                       DETROIT PACKING COMPANY, Detroit, Michigan.
                                               tertaining and instructive afternoon       termaker for the past five years. The     working relations among the Pro-          IS THERE A SAVINGS IN BUY-
    Michigan Bean Producers Committee,          program.                                                                            ducers' companies at the above                   CHEAP SEED?                                       Farmer     Owned        And      Controlled
    with representatives appointed there-                                                 efforts of these men have been sup-
                                                   The first event of the day was the     plemented in a splendid way by the        named points and the next step is to
    on by both the growers and the job-                                                                                             develop a more orderly marketing               You can figure out your situa-
                                                forenoon meeting of the local cow         following officers and directors:                                                   tion, based on the cost of Farm                                                                                  .'.J :ar,i,i
    bers. Duties of the committee will         testing association at which men                                                     of livestock in this territory through
    be to act as a clearing house for                                                        L. R. Lindsey, President.                                                        Bureau Brand seed, other seed,
                                                from the M. A. C. discussed the most                                                these channels.                           value of the hay, etc. If Farm
    Michigan's various marketing prob-                                                       H. W. Denham, Vice-President.             The Eastern States Company was
                                                approved methods of feeding and                                                                                               Bureau seed should cost you $2
    lems and to help work them out. Its        management of dairy herds.                    A. F. Anderson, Secretary.             incorporated under the laws of Ohio       more per bushel than some other
    officers are A. B. Cook of Owosso,               Co-op Spirit Again Evident              J. D. Hawkes, Treasurer.               for $40,000. The stock is owned by        seed available and you sow one
    president and F . B. Drees, Lansing,           By afternoon, every part of the           Directors, Milan Wade, F. N.           the co-op commission firms at these       bushel on 6 acres, your extra cost
    secretary.                                                                            Shirk, E. Kropshot.                       points and by the state livestock         is only 33c per acre.
                                               new building was thronged with in-
         At the first meeting several for-     terested men and women who took no            Last year the Litchfield Dairy         marketing associations.                        If hay is worth $12 per ton (it
     ward steps were taken. It was de-         little pride in examining every de-        Ass'n did a business of more than            Its officers are E. A. Beamer,         is selling as high as $20 per ton
     cided., to secure statistics on the       tail of "their" new creamery, for          1333,000. The total amount of but-        president, of Michigan; Edward Tay-       in Michigan today) and the aver-
                                               Litchfield people are real co-opera-       ter made was 739,540 lbs.          The    lor, vice-president, of Ohio; Harry       age yield in your section is 2 tons
     acreage yield and movement of                                                                                                                                            per acre in 2 cuttings a scarcely
     Michigan beans from the time they         tors. It was at Litchfield, you will       capacity of the new plant is sufficient   G. Beale, treasurer, also of Ohio. B.
                                                                                          so that this annual production will       B. Brumley of Eindlay and H. S.           noticeable loss of only 10%\of the
     are planted until the time the crop       remember, that the first co-operative                                                                                          stand, due to the use of unadapted
     is cleaned up. The M. A. C. Exten-        shipping association ever formed east      probably soon be boosted to a million     Ballard of Columbus," complete the        seed, would be a loss of $2.40 per
     sion Dep't is helping on this job.        of the Mississippi river was establish-    pounds or more. During 19 23 the          board of directors. Mr. Beamer is         acre, not figuring any losses
                                               ed. The local dairy association,           average price paid for butterfat was      also president of the Michigan Live       chargeable to labor, soil fertility,
         It is hoped that reports can be se-                                              51 cents, the cost of making a pound      Stock Exchange and represents that
     cured from the railroads as to the        which operates the co-operative                                                                                                etc.      Think what your losses
                                               creamery, is one of the oldest and         of butter was 3.6 5 cents, the average    organization on the Michigan State        would be on a 50% stand due to
    number of cars shipped each month.                                                    overrun was 23.2% and the average         Farm Bureau Board of Directors.           the use of poor seed!
    The committee is opposed to short          most substantial organizations of its
                                               kind, having been doing business suc-      test of cream 39.3%.                                                                     If your farm can be expected to
    sales of future beans at prices less                                                                                                                                      give results with clover, Farm Bu-
                                               cessfully since 1911.
    than the current market. The com-
    mittee hopes and recommends that               After this preliminary period of                                                 BATAVIA CO-OP DOES                        reau Brand, Michigan grown,
                                                                                                                                                                              vigorous red clover seed will give
    farmers will stop storing beans with
    elevators to the point of overload-
                                               investigation, Mr. Chas. S. Bater,
                                               popular local panager, called the
                                               crowd to order; 225 chairs had been
                                                                                            When You Are In
                                                                                                                                         $203,000 BUSINESS
                                                                                                                                       Batavia, Feb. 15.—The ninth an-
                                                                                                                                                                              it the best chance to make good.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Why take a chance on ordinary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      An Unusual Value In
    ing and thus glut and depress the                                                                                                                                         seed when your co-op can supply
    market at certain times.
        The bean farmers , co-operative
                                               provided in the big churning and
                                               pasteurizing room, but many of the
                                               crowd were forced to stand. The
                                                                                               Don't miss the opportunity to
                                                                                                                                    nual meeting of the Batavia Co-oper-
                                                                                                                                    ative Association (Branch County)
                                                                                                                                    was held on February 4th, and the
                                                                                                                                                                              you with genuine Michigan grown
                                                                                                                                                                              seed, direct from the Farm Bu-
                                                                                                                                                                              reau to you in sealed sacks,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Traveling Bags
    elevators and jobbers meeting favor-                                                    visit the State Favm Bureau                                                       bushel, half-bushel or peck lots?                    By having the output of a large mill, we can offer you a real
    ed some plan to provide funds for          program was opened with music and            headquarters, get acquainted            following officers were elected for
                                                                                                                                                                              See your Co-op today, or write us                 bargain in a genuine cowhide travelling bag in black or brown
    advertising choice Michigan beans.         recitations by members of Hillsdale          and see all the interesting             the coming year:                          if you haven't one.
                                               County Boys' and Girls' clubs, in                                                       Ed. Walker—President.                                                                    at less than you would pay elsewhere for a bag of much
    No doubt some plan will be put into                                                     things to be seen there. It's                                                                                                       cheaper material.
                                               charge of Mrs. Harry Mack. This                                                         Lee Copeland—Vice-President.              MICHIGAN STATE FARM
    operation before the movement of                                                        at 221 N. Cedar St., five min-                                                                BUREAU
    this year's crop whereby such a cam-       was followed by an appropriate ad-           utes walk from center of the               Bert Hoban — Manager & Secre-                                                               NOTE THE HIGH QUALITY CONSTRUCTION OF THIS
                                               dress by Nevells Pierson of Lansing                                                  tary.                                     Seed Dep't.     Lansing, Mich.
    paign of advertising will be under-                                                     city. When visiting our cloth-                                                                                                      BAG—the choicest leather, double stitched side seams; the
    taken. It is believed such advertising     on "The Advantages of Interesting            ing dep't, let us take your                Directors—H. Joes, W. Jelley and
                                               More Boys and Girls in Club Work."                                                                                                                                               bag is closely and carefully stitched throughout for staunch
    would be beneficial in handling this                                                    measurement for future refer-           C. Langwell.                                                                                construction; riveted frame, brass lock and lift catches iu
    year's beans.                              Mr. Wells of the Dairy Dep't of the          ence. No obligation. It's a                The records showed that there are
                                               M. A. C. gave a splendid dairy talk                                                                                                                                              superior hardware, leather lined wit,h high quality lining;
        The success of the Michigan Bean                                                    service we're glad to give.             170 members, and the total business                                                         three interior pockets, one long and two short.
                                               on "The How and Why of More                  Then any time you want a                for the past year equaled $203,000.
    Producers Association depends on           Pure Bred Jerseys."
    co-operation and assistance of the                                                      Farm Bureau suit or overcoat,           The Batavia Co-op shipped 119 decks                                                              These are full sized bags, suitable for men's or women's
    Michigan bean grower and his local
                                                   Stanley M. Powell of the State           you'll only need to ask for sam-        of stock; also 46 carloaas of pota-        ALSIKE CLOVER?                                   use.    They are.built to stand the wear of much travel. As to
                                               Farm Bureau gave an address on               ples and prices. We'll have             toes which were U. S. graded and re-
    elevator. It is hoped that farmers         farmers' organization and co-opera-                                                                                                                                              appearance,—you will be proud to carry one of these bags
    will freely discuss their problems                                                      your measurements        perfect.       ceived prime.     They handled for
                                               tive marketing, telling of the work of                                                                                          FARM BUREAU BRAND NO. 1                          anywhere. These travelling bags are an unusually good val-
    with their local elevators so that                                                      Many visitors did this Farmers          members 26 carloads of coal, 7 cars
                                               the Farm Bureau in Michigan and              Week. They liked the idea               of feed, one car of lime, and one car         Is carefully cleaned high.                    ue at the following prices:
    matters may be cleared up.                 emphasizing particularly the need for                                                                                           quality alsike, distributed by
       The committee will meet from                                                         very much. So will you.                 of fence posts.                                                                                              BLACK OR BROWN COWHIDE
                                               tax reform to remove some of the                                                                                                Farm Bureau in sealed, trade-
    time to time at the call of the presi-     burden now borne by Michigan real                                                                                               marked bushel, hall bushel or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                No.    2112-5 Size 18x10x12" single handle Brown              ,.$11.00
    dent, to consider problems which           estate.                            .                                                 Tri-State Co-op Does                       peck sacks.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Little alsike shows the free-
    arise. Following is the personnel of
    the committee:
       The committee appointed is as fol-
                                                            A Model Plant
                                                   While this was the official and        MUSCLE SHOALS                                   Big Business 1923
                                                                                                                                            (Continued from page one)]
                                                                                                                                                                               dom from weeds, high quality,
                                                                                                                                                                               appearance and purity of our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2112-15 Size 18x10x12" double handles Brown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2113-5 Size 18x10x12" single handle Black
                                               formal opening, the new plant has                                                                                               Farm Bureau Brand Alsike.
    lows: Christian Breisch of Lansing;
    Wi I. Biles of Saginaw; Fred Kinde
                                               been in use about two months.
                                               It is one of the finest of its
                                                                                               BILL IN HOUSE                        members present that their entry of
                                                                                                                                    butter in the state-wide competition
                                                                                                                                                                                  As a rule, we believe more
                                                                                                                                                                               weed seeds are spread in al-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                No.    2113-15 Size 18x10x12" double handles Black
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (Order by Number, State Color Wanted)
    of Bad Axe; C. S. Benton of Lan-           kind in the state, being of brick con-                                               at Kalamazoo on Feb. 11, had won           sike than in other varieties of
    sing.                                                                                    Washington, Feb. 27. — The Ford        the first premium. This he declared        seed sown in this section. You
                                                struction, with old mission brick fac-                                                                                                                                            We ship parcel post prepaid. We fully guarantee these
       A. B. Cook of Owosso; James Mc-                                                    Muscle Shoals bill has been reported      to be partly due to the care and           play safe in selecting Farm Bu-
                                               ing. It measures 60 x 140 feet. All        to the House in Congress and efforts                                                 reau brand No. 1. It's clean                     bags to be fully as represented and satisfactory or your money
    Bride of Burton; E. E. Twing of Bad        work rooms are painted white,                                                        skill of the Association's buttermak-      and good.                                        back promptly.
    Axe;     Clarence Diehl, Dansville and                                                are being made to secure its early        er, Ray White. However, he added
                                                which, with the large windows,            consideration. The Michigan State                                                       Order from your co-op. If                                             i
    N. P. Hull of Lansing.                      makes the building very light                                                       that no buttermaker, no matter how         you have no co-op, write us.
                                                                                          Farm Bureau has asked all Michigan
•      Joseph Fordney of Saginaw is one         throughout.      Brick # a n d concrete   members of Congress to support the
                                                                                                                                    expert, could make good butter out                                                                        Eastern Specialty Company
    of the committee as member-at-              construction makes the building ab-                                                 of poor cream and he praised the             MICHIGAN STATE FARM                                                        OIL CITY, PA.
    large.              •                                                                 measure and has had replies from                                                               BUREAU
                                                solutely fire-proof.                                                                members for the excellent quality of
                                                                                          most of them to date that they will                                                  Seed Dep't.   Lansing, Mich.
                                                   The completenes of the new plant                                                 cream delivered.
                                                                                          stand by the measure.
       If a man is unable to blush there        is one of its most noticeable features.                                                Wm. Dancer, who represented the
    is little hope of reforming him.            It includes two large offices, a print                                              Tri-State Co-ops at the recent state
                                                room, a 16x32 feet refrigerator room      FREIGHT BILL AUDIT                        meeting of the Michigan Live Stock
                                                capable of holding 3 carloads of but-                                               Exchange, gave an interesting ac-
                                                ter at one time, a main room 40 x 60            SAVED HIM $46.33                    count of that meeting.
       SWEET CLOVER?                            feet with two large churns, one of
                                               -1,600 pounds capacity, and the other
                                                of 1,000 pounds, three pasteurizers
                                                                                             Does it pay to send your freight
                                                                                          bills to the State Farm Bureau for
                                                                                          auditing? Carey M. Cowles of Sand
                                                                                                                                       Officers for the coming year were
                                                                                                                                    elected as follows: President, John
                                                                                                                                    Pridgeon; vice-president, Fred Wi-
                                                                                                                                                                                      Buy Farm Bureau Brand Crop
       FARM BUREAU BRAND NO. 1                  with a capacityvpf 400 gallons each,      Lake found that it was worth $46.33       gent; secretary, Chas. Waltz; treas-
          Our scaled sacks of Sweet
       Clover are carefully scarified
       and recleaned White Blossom
                                                a receiving room, 1 8 x 4 0 , a testing
                                                room 1 8 x 2 0 , and a complete power
                                                plant. There is ample space in the
                                                                                          to him. The Farm Bureau found
                                                                                          that much overcharge on a shipment
                                                                                          of cattle, due to mishandling the
                                                                                                                                    urer, Wm. Dancer; other directors,
                                                                                                                                    D. T. Bascom, Henry Haynes.
                                                                                                                                         Hear Bureau's Achievements
                                                                                                                                                                                          Mixtures For Safety !
       Sweet Clover from Michigan,              big churn room for another churn          same, and secured the refund for             The principal address of the after-
       Utah, Canada or North Dakota,            and three more pasteurizers.              Mr. Cowles.                               noon was given by Stanley Powell \of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Guaranteed.        No Weeds.        No Screenings.      Price Low.
       as stated on the analysis tag.              All the power for the plant is fur-       In August, 1923, Mr. Cowles or-        the Michigan State Farm Bureau. He
          Farm Bureau Brand No. 1               nished by two large boilers, either or    dered two carloads of steers from                                                                                     Every year there is produced a certain amount of seed which grows as
       Sweet Clover is produced in                                                                                                  showed why co-operative buying and
                                                both of which can be used. A 65           Chicago and received a bill in excess     selling is necessary if farmers are to
                                                                                                                                                                                                             a natural crop mixture and cannot be separated—mammoth clover with
       mustard-free sections or has                                                                                                                                                                          some alsike, sweet clover with a trace of alfalfa, etc.
       been specially cleaned for re-           horsepower engine, furnishes power        of what he thought it should be. He       be on an equal basis with other
       moval of mustard. We believe             for the refrigeration and other ma-       placed it in the hands of the Farm        classes, traced the progress which                                          Our mixtures of this kind, with from 1 to 3% other crop seeds are
       it to be free of this weed.              chines, makes electricity for lighting    Bureau Traffic Department.        In-     has been made by co-operative mar-                                       known as Farm Bureau Brands No. 1-B. Otherwise, they have all the
          Our Sweet Clover is SCARI-            and drives and operates a centrifugal     vestigation revealed a mishandling
       FIED so that the hard seed                                                                                                   keting in America and pointed out                                        high qualifications of Farm Bureau Brand No. 1, which is the standard
                                                pump with a capacity of 100 gallons       and delay at Kalamazoo. Claim was         some of the lessons which we are
       coats are scratched through,             of water per minute. The water is         filed for $46.33 overcharge and that                                                                               for seed production. No. 1-B is fully as good for hay and forage as the
       permitting moisture to enter                                                                                                 learning in regard to the conduct of                                     Farm Bureau No. 1 and costs less.
       quickly after sowing so the              pumped under a pressure of 60             amount was refunded Mr. Cowles.           our business, stressing particularly
       plants can get an early start.           pounds from an eight inch well, 137       This is an example of Farm Bureau         the need for adequate capital, com-                                         When you buy natural crop mixtures from your State Farm Bureau
       This seed gives results.                 feet deep.                                service which members shipping live       petent leadership and state and nat-                                     under its iron clad guarantee you save money without risking your crop.
          Order now from your co-op.               The efficiency of the new plant is     stock should not overlook.                ional organizations to serve the lo-                                     No. 1-B Brands sell for less than No. 1 only because the presence of
       If you have no co-op, write us.          illustrated by the fact that the heat-                                              cal co-ops. Mr. Powell gave illustra-                                  b other crop seeds brings them below 99% purity. They are as free from
         MICHIGAN STATE FARM                    ing of the building, pasteurizing of      BARRY FARM BUREAU                         tions to show that the commodity                                         weeds as Farm Bureau Brand No. 1. ^They are of known origin, Michi-
                                                cream and heating of feed water for
       Seed Dep't.   Lansing, Mich.             the boilers is taken care of by the          REVIEWS BUSY YEAR                      marketing organization       is not all
                                                                                                                                    that is needed, and emphasized the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             gan adapted.
                                                heat from the exhaust steam from             Hastings, Feb. 26.—Included in
                                                                                                                                    fact that a central organization, as
      =                                                                                   Barry County Farm Bureau activities
                                                                                          the past year were 28 agricultural        the Farm Bureau is necessary to give                     Ask Your Co-op For These F. B. Brand Natural Crop
                                                                                                                                    general services to help farmers
                                                                                          schools throughout the county, nu-
                                                                                          merous demonstrations on poultry          solve such problems as transporta-                                           Mixtures
                                                                                          diseases, two poultry tours, a dairy      tion, seeds, central purchasing, pub-                   No. IB Alfalfa, contains trace.of sweet clover and sells $1 per bushel less than
           Ready for Your Approval                                                        tour, a dairy alfalfa campaign, and
                                                                                          76 Farm Bureau meetings to promote
                                                                                          various Farm Bureau undertakings.
                                                                                                                                    licity, legislation and taxation.
                                                                                                                                       Regarding taxation Mr. Powell ex-
                                                                                                                                    plained the rapid increase in tax to-
                                                                                                                                                                                         No. 1.
                                                                                                                                                                                            NO. IB Sweet Clover, contains trace of alfalfa, sells 40c per bushel less tfyan
                                                                                          This report was made to the recent        tals in Michigan, the inability of                   No. 1.
              Our new Spring 100% woolens are now here. We will                                                                     real estate owners to meet these                        No. IB Alsike, contains trace of timothy and sells 50c per bushel less than No. 1.
                                                                                          annual meeting of the organization.
           be pleased to have you call and look them over, or if it                       Eli Lindsay of Prairieville was re-       heavy levies and declared that one
           is not convenient for you to call let us send you samples.                     elected president; E. C. Eckard of        of the worst features nf the present                                   OTHER GOOD VALUE FARM BUREAU MIXTURES
                                                                                          Freeport, vice-pres.; J. C. Killick of    situation was that despite constantly
              A post card addressed to the Clothing Dept. will re-                        Doster, sec'y-treas.                      increasing taxes, Michigan and its                      R e d Clover 7 0 % , Alsike 3 0 % , quoted $3 p e r bushel u n d e r F . B. B r a n d No. 1 Al-
           ceive our prompt attention. You will experience no                                                                       various subdivisions have been go-                   falfa and $1 above No, 1 Sweet Clover.
           trouble whatever in finding just the color, weight, pat-                                                                 ing deeper and deeper into debt at
                                                                                                 They Got Results                   an alarming rate. Remedies suggest-                    R e d Clover 6 0 % , Alsike 2 0 % , T i m o t h y 20%—a m i x t u r e many        people        make-
           tern and style that you desire as we have by far the                                               February 11, 1924.    ed for this situation were a state in-               sold at n e a r l y $-4 p e r bushel less t h a n F . B . No. 1 lied Clover.
           largest and most complete assortment of woolens we have                        Editor, FARM BUREAU NEWS,                 come tax, a gasoline tax, abolition of
           ever displayed.                                                                Lansing, Mich. ,                          tax-exempt bonds, and a re-adjust-
                                                                                          Dear Sir:                                 ment of assessment values. The                     While these F a r m B u r e a u B r a n d Crop               All above crop m i x t u r e s p u t u p in F a r m
                                  REMEMBER .                                                 May I take this opportunity to         members present expressed their                m i x t u r e s last, t h e y furnish some u n u s u a l      B u r e a u b r a n d e d sealed bushel, half bushel
                                                                                          state that Business News Ads in           hearty approval of the program pro-            seed values where the crop is used for hay                    and peek sacks. A s k your co-op for them.
           you know just what you are getting when you make your                          the "News" certainly produce re-           posed by Mr. Powell and were evi-             or forage purposes.
           selection here. Nothing but dependable 100 % woolens:                          sults. My advertisements for Jer-         dently much pleased to know of the
                                                                                          sey bulls and Barred Rock cockerels        activities of their Farm Bureau or-
           A perfect fit guaranteed. You can get your suit here                           brought mauy inquiries and sales. A        ganization in their behalf.
           for less money. Let us prove it to you.                                        little later when I wanted to rent my                                                                            MICHIGAN STATE FARM BUREAU
                                                                                          farm I again placed a small adv. in          It is good business to sliip your
                    MICHIGAN STATE FARM BUREAU                                            the "Xews" and I am receiving a           poultry, eggs and dressed veal                                                    Seed Dep't.       (
                                                                                          Cumber of replies.                                                                                                                                                                          i-f*
                                Clothing Dep't.                                                            Very truly yours,
                                                                                                                                    to the Farm Uurean Produce Rxch.
                                                                                                                                    at its new address, 2t>10-1f> Riopelle
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Lansing,        Michigan
           221-227 N. Cedar St.                 Lansing, Mich.                                         (Signed) D. A. Seeley,       St., Detroit, for best and prompt re-
                                                                                                             East Lansing, Mich.    turns.
IOI n                                                                                                                                             MICHIGAN FARM BUREAU N E W B ^                                                                                                                                  FEBRUARY 29, 1924

DEEP SNOW SLOWS State Champion Washtenaw Farmers FeastCost16c;
                                                                                                                                                                                                 [ plate. As an object lesson i t was a
                                                                                                                                                                                                 I success.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FRUIT TRFR                             DeP 6 1 1 ^ 0 1 6 *   Hom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      e Grown Stock.
 MEMBERSHIP WORK County Crops Judging Team                                                                                                           Imbler, Ore., Feb. 27.—One hun-                                                               rnuii 1 ALLj This                    means big profits for ihe Fruit
                                                                                                                                                  dred and fifty farmers sat down here
                                                                                                                                                  to a banquet that cost them just 16                                                              Grower.     Increase your income.              Improve the appearance and
Members in Six Counties Are
                                                                                                                                                  cents each, the cost per plate being                                                             value of your property.              Plant trees backed by 77 years of
    Calling on Their                                                                                                                              figured at the price the farmer was
                                                                                              f                                                   paid for his products and the labor                                                              growing experience.          Write for FREE Catalog today.
        Neighbors                                                                    •Eft <                                                       cost of preparing the food. The
                                                                                                                                                  same menu computed a t Portland
   Heavy snow and blocked roads                                                                                                                   restaurant prices figured $1.39 a                                                                                 /. E. 1LGENFRITZ' SONS CO.,
have    Interfered     seriously   with
neighbor to neighbor Farm Bureau                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       THE MONROE NURSERY
membership campaigns being car-                                                                                                  lm                                                                    Install It Yourself
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   708 B. Front St.,                                                     Monroe, Mich.
ried on by members in Berrien, Ben
                                                                                                                                                     BUSINESS                 NEWS                      And Save $1.50
zie, Monroe, Saginaw counties a s
clean-up work following the regular
campaigns of last summer. In these
                                                                                                              Hfll                                     3c a word per Insertion for 3 or
                                                                                                                                                     more insertions; 3%c a word for                It's easy t o save $1.50 on our stand-
                                                                                                                                                     each of 2 insertions; 4 cents a word        ard Edleman spotlight. I t t h r o w s 150 foot
counties from 50 to 75 Farm Bu-                                                                                                                      for one insertion.      Count each          beam of l i g h t ; handy, easily adjustable,
                                                                                                                                                     word, abbreviation and figure, in-          well-made, unscrews easily f r o m bracket
n-ail members, representing every                                                                                                                    cluding words in signature, a s             for use as trouble lamp. Easy to install.
township in its county, are calling on
all their neighbors with the Farm
 Bureau program. In spite of al
                                                    S • 1 1                                                                   T mt
                                                                                                                                                     words.    Cash must Accompany
                                                                                                                                                     order. Mich. Farm Bureau News.                 Just attach one wire to a live battery
                                                                                                                                                                                                 or coil w i r e ; ground the other to a nut on
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the machine frame work.            Usual price
                                                                                                                                                                                                 everywhere $3.50. We ship postage pre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fruit Growers Must Consider
most impassable roads workers in

                                                             km                                                                                                LIVE STOCK                        paid at $1.99 each.
Berrien county who were able to get
out have added another 150 members                                                                                                                  DUAL P U R P O S E       SHORTHORNS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     C O L L E R & LEE. A U T O S U P P L Y
                                                                                                                                                                                                       501 South Washington Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Hardier Varities to
                                                                                                                                                  C.(K>C1 individuals. Good milking inherit-
to the county's membership roll            Above is a picture of the Washte- the boys ranked a s follows: Lynn                                    ance, notti sexes. All ages. Geo. T.                           Lansing, Mich.                       Make Peach Growing a Safer Industry
Their campaign is continuing and naw County Crops Judging Team Wortley, second; Clair Wortley,                                                    Fuller, K. No. 10, Battle Creek, Mich.
similar results are expected in the who were blue ribbon winners at the third; Raymond Braun, twelfth.                                                                               9-28-24                                                               The Greening Nursery Co.,
other counties.                         1923 Michigan State Fair.            From         As a result of winning first place                         FOR SALK BELGIAN STALLION, ST.                                                                        Monroe, Michigan.                            South Haven, Mich.
                                                                                                                                                  Patrick No. 10133. Weight 2,000. Right in
                                        left to right they are: Clair Wortley, at Detroit, they received a fine
   Kalamazoo and Muskegon counties Raymond Braun and Lynn Worley. trophy presented by the Detroit                                                 every way. For particulars write, Graham
                                                                                                                                                  Bros., R. 4, Tecumseh, Mich.       2-28-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                    TIMOTHY                   SEED?                        Gentlemen:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       February 2nd, 1924.
are preparing to put on second mem These three boys, who are all mem- Farmers' club and also had their ex-                                                                                                                                                     In response to your recent letter, I have visited
bership campaigns with a big force bers of the Northfield Township Corn penses paid by the Michigan State                                           GUERNSEY BULLS. ADVANCE REG-                    FARM BUREAU BRAND NO. 1                                the orchard of A. G. Spencer and made careful ob-
                                                                                                                                                  ister breeding. Priced reasonable. Feder-            Northern grown, Michigan                            servations as to the comparative damage of peach
of local solicitors, recruited from the Club, constituted the Crops Judging Fair to the National Hay and Grain                                    al accredited herd, No. 48,301. Glenn
ranks of the county membership Team which competed with teams Show held in connection with the                                                    Clark, Eau Claire, .Mich.          3-14-24        adapted Timothy seed, careful-                         buds of the Elberta and South Haven varieties, due
The campaign in these counties will from five Michigan counties a t the International Live Stock Exposition                                                                                         ly selected and cleaned by the                         to the winter freezing.
                                                                                                                                                                 POULTRY                            Michigan State Farm Bureau,
be on the same plan that the above State Fair last fall. The contest con- at Chicago.                                                                                                               is the highest quality seed to                             Will make the following report from Elberta
counties are conducting their clean- sisted of judging and writing rea-                   This is the third consecutive sea-                        SINGLE COMB WHITE LEGHORNS.                     be had. I t is free from nox-                          trees set 1917 and South Haven fi*om adjoining rows
up work. In each instance the coun- sons for the awards in the following son that the crops judging team from                                     Trap-nested, Pedigreed. Taking orders                                                                    set 1918. A limb was taken from the south side
                                                                                                                                                  for May and June hatching eggs and day            ious weeds and was chosen
ties are assisted by the State Farm classes: Yellow dent corn, white Washtenaw county has won the state                                           old chicks. Write for circular and prices.        from last season's crop for its                        of fine Elberta trees and one from the south side
Bureau Organization Director, Alfred dent corn, Ved winter wheat, oats and fair contest. The boys were coached                                    \V. C. Fekard, Paw Paw, Mich.       3-28-4        high germination and fancy                             of the South Haven trees next to them and all fruit
Bentall, and his assistants. Up to beans. Among the 15 contestants, by County Agent H. S. Osier.                                                                                                    quality. We ship i t t o our                           buds carefully examined with these results. Elbertas
                                                                                                                                                    IF YOU WANT BETTER CHICKS BUY                                                                          had 27 live buds and 174 dead ones with 13.4% of
the Kalamazoo and Muskegon cam-                                                                                                                   C. I'm Lay chicks. Bred for winter egg            farmers in sealed, branded
                                                                                                                                                  production. Blue ribbon winners. Win-             sacks, bushel, hall-bushel o r                         live buds. South Haven had 148 live buds and 135
paigns the second membership cam                                                                                                                  ning eleven out of a possible fourteen            peck lots.                                             dead buds with 5 2 . 3 % of live buds.
paigns were conducted by state solic-                                                                                                             prizes at Muskegon's Show. Flock culled
                                                                                                                                                  by Michigan Agricultural College expert.             The best policy is to use only
itors assisted by local drivers. Now                                                                                                              Farm under State supervision. 60 chicks,                                                                    Limbs cut from the original South Haven tree
the work is becoming entirely local,                                                                                                              ?8.00; 100, $15.00; 500, $70.00. Parcel Post      high germinating timothy, vig-                         show 4 8 % of live buds and a check tree of Elberta
aided by experienced state leader
                                                                          It Is Working                                                           delivered. C. Em. Lay Egg Farm, Francis
                                                                                                                                                  M. Kent, R. 4, Muskegon, Mich. 3-28-24
                                                                                                                                                    ("HICKS FROM PROF. FOREMAN'S
                                                                                                                                                                                                    orous seed of the type we grade
                                                                                                                                                                                                    as Farm Bureau Brand No. 1.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Protect yourself. See your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           shows only 7.5% of live buds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               I am glad to ruake this'report as it verifies past
                                                  While grain e x c h a n g e men h a v e hcen telling u s t h a t                                strain of heavy laving Barred Rocks and           Co-op and order Farm Bureau                            years' records and furnishes added proof for the
                                                                                                                                                  my egg-bred White Rocks. Can book a               Brand Timothy now. If you                              hardiness of the South Haven peach. If thore Is no
                                               co-operative m a r k e t i n g c a n n o t possibly affect the price                               lew more orders. Get my circular. J.
FEEDING TESTS                                  levels of grain, this unsolicited t e s t i m o n i a l comes from
                                               Charles .Michaels, for m a n y y e a r s a g r a i n t r a d e r e p o r t e r ,
                                                                                                                                                  V. Sheap, Owosso, Mich.
                                                                                                                                                    BARRED ROCK COCKERELS OF
                                                                                                                                                                                                    have no co-op, write us.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      3IICHIGAN STATE FARM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           further loss these South Havens will have t o be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           thinned this year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yours truly,
                                                                                                                                                  quality, size and best breeding, $3, $4,
    PAID HIM WELL                              lie says:
                                                             •'Co-operative marketing is having its effect on wheat
                                                                                                                                                  and $5 each. At Farmers' Week Round-
                                                                                                                                                  Up Show we won 1st, 2nd and 4th cocker-
                                                                                                                                                  els on three entries, in a show of about
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Seed Dep't.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lansing, Mich.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (Signed) ROY GIBSON.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          R e p o r t s w e a r c g e t t i n g on a s u r v e y w e a r e m a k i n g of
                                                         values, although few traders realize this. They know                                     75 Barred Rocks. A few equally good                                                                several s u r r o u n d i n g S t a t e s show t h a t common varieties
Leelanau Cow Testing Ass'n                                that the market does not act in accord with the general                                 pullets at $2.50. II. E. POWELL & SON.
                                                                                                                                                  IONIA, MICH.                     3-13-24b                                                          e i t h e r a r e a total loss o r n e a r l y so i n t h e g r e a t p e a c h
                                                          run of news as in recent years, and those who have an-
    Man Discovered New                                    alyzed the situation closely are convinced that there is an                               WHITTAKER'S RHODE ISLANE^ RED                                                                    g r o w i n g districts. I n t h e L a k e E r i e p e a c h belt i n n o r t h -
                                                        invisible influence which is attributible to a great extent                               Chicles and eggs for hatching.        Both                                                         ern Ohio E l b e r t a s a n d other common varieties a r e p r a c -
   The experience of Robert Lautner,
                                                          to the operations of the various cooperative and farmers'
                                                                                                                                                  combs. Michigan's Greatest Color and
                                                                                                                                                  Egg Strain. Bred from fourteen genera-
                                                                                                                                                  tions of winter layers. Catalog free. I n -
                                                                                                                                                  terlaces Farm, Box B, Lawrence, Mich.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 About Lambs                                         tically a t o t a l loss—South H a v e n s 1 0 0 % alive.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The South Haven Peach
a member of the Leelanau Cow Test-
ing Association shows very definitely
the value of the cow testing associa-
                                                         What do y o n know a b o u t t h a t ? — E d i t o r i a l , F e b . 23,
                                                       VJ2'A, edition, P r a i r i e F a r m e r , Chicago.                                                 FARMS TO KENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                 And Cattle                                            The Hardiest Of All Worth While Commercial Varieties
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     can only be had from lis. Then, too; their quality, size,
tion.                                                                                                                                               FINR FARM -TO RENT, 2% MILES                          "Hold back all lambs that
                                                                                                                                                  from town. 240 acres, 60 is pasture land,            are not finished; prospects are               color and time of ripening (approximately 18 days before
   The first month that Mr. Lautner                        " T h i s is t r u e , " says t h e Michigan E l e v a t o r E x c h a n g e .         Kood barns and tenant house for general
was in the association his herd of                                                                                                                farming, no dairying, mostly sheep and               very good for a much better,                  Elberta) makes them the most desirable and most profit-
                                                       " D u r i n g t h e p a s t five y e a r s t h e f a r m e r s ' co-operative              cuttle raising. Good set of farm tools.              lamb market later," advises
30 milking cows made an income                                                                                                                    Sold reasonable to applicant, also half                                                            able of all peaches. Write us today for its history and
                                                       grain m a r k e t i n g m o v e m e n t h a s built u p a g r e a t volume                 interest in 100 good sheep if desired. Ap-           the Producers      Co-Operative
above thig cost of feed of exactly $31,                                                                                                                                                                                                              prices.
                                                       of g r a i n t h a t moves directly from t h e p r o d u c e r s t h r o u g h             plicant must furnish reference. John C.              Commission House of East
         i    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ $1.00 ^ ^
which is a ^little^more than ^ ^ ^ ^per                local co-operative elevators t o millers, e x p o r t e r s a n d o t h e r                Linn, Williamaton, Ingham Co., Michigan.
                                                                                                                                                  Near M. A. C.                                        Buffalo.
   The next month the same 30 cows
and one other, just fresh, made an
income of $1CJ0 in the same length
                                                       consumers a n d goes p a s t the b i g t e r m i n a l m a r k e t s i n s t e a d
                                                       of t h r o u g h t h e m . T h e l a r g e o p e r a t o r s c a n n o l o n g e r sense
                                                       the crop m o v e m e n t like they d i d in t h e p a s t . F u r t h e r -
                                                                                                                                                    FOR RENT—FIRST-CLASS 40 ACRE
                                                                                                                                                  farm. One mile from M. A. C. D. A.
                                                                                                                                                  Seeley, East Lansing, Michigan. 2-28-24b
                                                                                                                                                                                                          *'Heavy cattle, around 1,200
                                                                                                                                                                                                       lbs., not finished, are selling at
                                                                                                                                                                                                       very low prices. Prospects are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Greening's Big Nurseries
of time, more than $6 per head per                     more, t h r o u g h co-operation, f a r m e r s have l e a r n e d a l o t
                                                       a b o u t m a r k e t i n g . L a s t fall in M i c h i g a n a n d i n t h e corn
                                                                                                                                                                 TURKEYS                               that the May and June cattle                                   Monroe, Michigan
month.                                                                                                                                                                                                 market will be much better.
                                                                                                                                                    FOR SALE TTTRKEYS — TWO FINE
   The one cow did not make this                       belt, w h e n w h e a t a n d corn w e r e too low, t h e f a r m e r s h a d              young, mammoth Bronze toms, Phone
                                                                                                                                                  218-F-21. 'Mary E. Brosnan, R. F. D. 2,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       The trouble today is due to                                 Born 1850—Still Growing
great difference. This great in-                       little to sell. L a t e r w h e n those crops b e g a n to look u p ,                                                                           the fact that many cattle which
                                                                                                                                                  Dowagiac, Mich. I
crease was obtained through more                       Mr. F a r m e r a n d his co-operative a s s ' n s . w e r e r i g h t t h e r e                                                                as a rule have been carried over
intelligent feeding. When he knew                      selling on t h e bulge, feeding t h e m a r k e t . T h e E l e v a t o r                    MAMMOTH B R O N Z E TURKEYS.                       to the May or June market as
what each cow was producing he be-                                                                                                                Young hens $0.00, year old hens $7.00,               finished stuff have been coming
                                                       E x c h a n g e has observed t h a t its f a r m e r s have l e a r n e d t o              young Toms $7.00. From prize winning,
gan to feed each individual on the                     k e e p feeding a n a d v a n c i n g m a r k e t a n d t h u s k e e p a w a y
                                                                                                                                                  disease free flock. Can furnish unrelated            to market now as half-finished
basis of the amount of milk produced.                                                                                                             stock. Dawson's Farm, Muskegon, Mich.                stuff, due to .high-priced feeds.
He fed the good cows more and the                      Prom the b r e a k s which come with w a i t i n g for t h e p e a k . *                                                                        Indications are that the cattle
poor cows less. The price for feed
and the price for his milk remained
                                                       T h e y have l e a r n e d to sit back a n d w a i t in times of l o w
                                                       prices.        /                                                                             CHOICE RECLEANED ITO SAN SOY
                                                                                                                                                  Beans, $3.00 bu. Order early. E. C. Har-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       market will be so much better
                                                                                                                                                                                                       in May and June that it will                   We Want 50 Live Wire
the same. The entire year's cost to
Mr. Lautner to be a member of the
cow testing association will amount
                                                                                                                                                  riss, Allegan, Michigan.
                                                                                                                                                                                    3-13-24            warrant finishing them u p , "
                                                                                                                                                                                                       says the Buffalo Producers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          These conditions are quite
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ^ Farm Bureau Men
to approximately $55. His invest-
ment for the year made nearly 300
                                               A. D. Ames Is Another Farmers Week Shows                                                             FRUIT TREES—BERRY P L A N T S ,
                                                                                                                                                  grape    vines,   shrubbery, perennials.             true of most cattle markets in                  To take on a worth while proposition in communities
                                                   Prod. Exch. Booster Us Worth of M. A. C.                                                       Catalog Free. Landa's Nurseries, Dep't.              the country. The Buffalo and                  where there is no Co-operative Ass'n or authorized dealer
per cent in one month. Ask your                                                                                                                   F. B., St. Joseph, Mich.         3-28-24             D e t r o i t Co-op Commission                handling Farm Bureau Fertilizers.
County Agricultural Agent how to                                                                                                                                                                       houses are operated by your
                                                             Honor, Mich., R. 1          (Continued from page one)        STRAWBERRY, RASPBERRY, A s -                                                                                                 The job is to help bring Farm Bureau Fertilizers to
become a member of an association,                                                                                      paragus plants. Thayer's improved Gold-                                        Michigan Live Stock Exchange.
or write to the Dairy department,                                Feb. 15, 1924 and finished before the casual vis- en Heart Cantaloupe seed. Every plant                                                                                             neighbor members. We have the fertilizer service the
                                         Farm Bureau Produce Exch.,              itor will fully comprehend the exact a good plant, true to name,ahigh quality.                                        Ship there for the best service               members have been looking for. Read our statement be-
Michigan Agricultural College.                                                                                          Best varieties. Our plants, sure way to                                        and returns.
                                              Detroit, Mich.                     meaning of the many rooms, labora- good crops. Write today for bargain                                                                                              low. If interested, write us for particulars, naming your
   There are 76 cow testing assn's
in Michigan, with 2,200 farmer mem-
                                        Gentlemen:                                                                      prices. Catalogue
                                                                                 tories, lockers, etc., that one , en- Co., Three Rivers, free. Chas. D. Thayer
                                                                                                                                               Mich.                 3-13-24                                                                         qualifications to act as our representative. State your
bers. They are studying their cows
                                           I am sending you a 12 dozen crate counters within the five story build-
                                                                                                                          ELDORADO BLACKBERRY PLANTS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mich. Livestock                    Exch.            experience in this line, if any.
                                         of eggs by parcel post. Please re- ing.                                                                                                                    a t Detroit
for profits.                                                                                                            The most profitable market blackberry
                                        turn crate by parcel post right away         The parade was another outstand- grown. Good shipper, fine quality, pro-                                                                                                   REAL SERVICE ON FERTILIZER
                                        as we have more eggs to ship in it. ing feature of the week for in aductive and hardy. Ripening season fol-                                              Prod. Co-op. Com. Ass'n
                                                                                                                        lows cherries. Disease free. State in-                                                                                         The^ State Farm Bureaus of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana
Saugatuck Fruit Exch.                                   Respectfully yours,      short time one was able to have a t spected, northern grown stock a t $25.00
                                                                                                                        per M.; 500 same rate; $3.50 per hund.,                               at East Buffalo                                        have combined their buying power and-'have contracted
                                              (Signed)        Arthur D. Ames. least a passing glance of the best
    Has Successful Year                    P. S.—We were well satisfied with live stock of all kinds and the latest
                                                                                                                        postpaid. H. L. Keeler, Elberta, Mich.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the entire output of a new modernly equipped fertilizer
                                        returns from the chickens we sent farm machinery that belonged to the                                                                                                                                        factory. This factory lias everything known to modern
   Saugatuck, Feb. 26.—The Sauga- you. We received $3.30 more on the College. The day was ideal and                                   MISCELLANEOUS                                                                                                 science in the way, of machinery to produce fertilizer of
tuck Fruit Exchange has closed the crate of chickens we sent you than every section of the parade was at                                                                                                                                             a high grade at minimum cost.
                                                                                                                          WANTED—FARMERS TO ASK FOR
best year in its history, with total we could have gotten here after pay- its best.                                     folder describing Little Giant Tractor and
sales of $90,000, representing 158 ing all shipping charges. A. D. D.                    Students Serve Visitors        free trial offer on your farm.
                                                                                                                        Turner, Agent, Saranac, Mich.
                                                                                                                                                                     K. J.                         BREEDERS' DIRECTORY                                 By purchasing this entire output, the Farm Bureaus of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     these three states have secured a very favorable contract.
carloads of fruit. Thor Schreiber is                                                The ease in which the students
president, H. W. Mcintosh, vice-presi-                                                                                    SILVER FOXES FOR SALE. PROVEN                                                                                              The benefits of which can be passed on to members who
                                                                                 served the visitors in the several breeders and 1924 pups at bargain prices.
dent, J. W. Prentice, sec'y-treas.; di-
rectors are Messrs. Schreiber and Mc-
                                               Menominee Schools                 temporary cafetarias proved conclu- Quality guaranteed. Address McCombs                                         H E R. E F O R.D S                                  act now and order early.
                                                                                 sively that they were willing to prac- Silver Fox Ranch, Remus, Mich., R. 2. Young blood with calves by side foremost
                                                                                                                                                                                         Cows                                   consist-               Remember the following things about this fertilizer
intosh, Henry Jager.                              Promote Calf Clubs             tice what they were learning. And                                                  3-13-24 ing of                 from America's
                                                                                                                                                                             herds a t prices that enable them under                                 which the Farm Bureau has to offer:
                                                                                 no picture could be handsomer than                                                          Earliripe Hereford Beef Plan to pay for                                   QUALITY: The Florida pebble rock phosphate which
   Am. Farm Bureau radio program           Menominee, Feb. 25.—Agricultural the apple show arranged for exhibi- P r r n               We offer "1,200 t o O n e " seed themselves within a year to 18 months.
                                                                                                                        ULILIU        beans,—hardy, big producers, Bulls including prize winners at the larg-                                       is used exclusively in this fertilizer is higher in phosphoric
broadcasted from KYW Chicago teachers in the Hermansville and tion in the armory. We could hard-                                      early m a t u r i n g , light pickers, er shows at practical prices. Herd head-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     acid analysis than the ordinary Tennessee phosphate. All
every Tues. night a t 8:20 central Stephenson High Schools and the ly believe that some of the speci- n rr i a m f o f- o. b. Decker,t ybags $3 bushel, ed by Straight Edge 1169786, of a daugh-
                                                                                                                                      splendid q u a l i      at                                                           one of two
time.                                    Menominee      County                                                                                                                     of Perfection Fairfax out
                                                                   Agricultural mens were real, they were so perfect. * ' * * " " * ' gain. Order quick. free. Bar- sons of the Famous Disturber. T. F. B.
                                                                                                                        K JA N N
                                                                                                                                                                             ter                                                                     other ingredients are of superior quality and excel in
                                        SchooV are assisting County Agent The citrous fruits of the south and D E C K E R FARM B U R E A U , Decker, Mich. Sotham & Sons (Herefords since 1839)                                                     their availability as plant food.
                                        Karl Knaus in organizing boys' and west lose out when compared with                                                                  St. Clair, Mich.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       CONDITION: On September first the Company started
                                        girls' dairy calf clubs for the coming the Michigan apple and it behoves
                                        season. Last year Menominee county we folks of this state to cultivate a                     BABY CHICKS                             MeadowBrookHerefordsfSi.^^ea0^                                         to base and prepare Acid Phosphate and mixed goods for
                                                                                                                                                                             ling heifers.       B u l l s for sale. Call, w r i t e                Spring, 1924. This fertilizer secured through the F a r m
     Mammoth Clover?                                                                                                    Remarkable for SIZE and STRENGTH. or p h o n e E a r l C. M c C a r t y , B a d A x e ,
                                        had eleven boys and girls in calf greater appreciation of home grown Reasonably Priced.
                                        clubs and an effort is being made to fruits.                                                                                         Mich., H u r o n c o u n t y .                                         Bureau will be thoroughly cured and seasoned. After
                                                                                                                        LEGHORNS, ANCONAS, ROCKS, REDS,                                                                                             being properly aged, it will be re-ground.         I t will not
    FARM BUREAU BRAND NO. 1             increase the number to a t least one
                                                                                    The agricultural display in t h WYANDOTTES, ORPINGTONS, MIX-
                                                                                                                                                                                          IT PAYS TO BUY PURE BRED SHEE? OF
                                        hundred during 1924.                                                            e                                                            , v             PARSONS "ZftfcSS?*                             cake and get hard. This means that you can spread it on
        Is carefully cleaned, high-                                              new library building made one feel ORCAS, SPANISH and BRAHMAS.                                                                                                     your land more evenly and with less fuss and bother.
    est quality, genuine Michigan          The requirements for club mem-                                                     TYRONE POULTRY FARM                                 'V.lVJ/'PV . ei.nr ». Writ* for clnb offer «nd price list-

    grown M a m m o t h       Clover.   bership are not at all stringent. All    proud of the farmers' efforts during                                                             '&*fP?-'W'l                  n
                                                                                                                                                                                                "'™-n>. Shrnpnbirwi »ncl ?oll«d-Pel»ine«.
                                                                                                                                                                                       %?AKtf P A RSOIVS. GrandLcdfl-e.Mich. B. 9                      ANALYSIS: There is a large variety of analysis of
                                                                                                                                        Fenton, Michigan
    There's none better. We ship        that is necessary is that a boy or girl this period of discouragement a n d                                                                                                                                 mixed goods, also 16, 18 and 20 per cent Acid Phosphate.
    it in sealed sacks, bushels, half-  between the ages of ten and twenty- unrest. It proved that through it all                                                                                                                                      GUARANTEED: And remember also that the analysis
    bushels or pecks.                   one secure either a bull or heifer our people had a self-pride in try-                                                                                                                                      is stamped on every bag and guaranteed to be as repre-
        NOTE THIS: The 1923 crop
    of genuine Mammoth Clover
                                        calf, care for it during the year, ex- ing to grow something better.                                                      TO BOYS' AND GIRLS'                                                               sented. You are fully protected.
                                                                                    In fact the entire week was evi-                                           DUROC CLUBS OF MICHIGAN
    seed did not exceed 1 0 % of hibit it at the local club show in the d e n c e of co-operation and organiza-                                                                                                                                        DELIVERY: Many thousands of tons of goods are now
    normal. I'nless you use what        fall and keep a record of the cost of
                                        the calf and its keep for the period. tion—there was everything to indi-                      I have a very wonderful boar pig that some club should                                                        on hand ready to be shipped. This fact, coupled with di-
    you know is genuine Michigan                                                                                                 own. Talk to your club leader about this and, if as a club
    grown Mammoth this year, wo                                                  cate that the day had passed when                                                                                                                                  rect line railway service to Jackson, Mich., insures prompt
    believe you run grave danger                                                a farmer could afford to continue to             you are interested, write me.                                                                                      delivery. No congested terminals such as Toledo to con-
    of getting Medium or a mixture             Gets Dafter Members              go his own way, unorganized and                                                    S. L. Wing,                                                                      tend with.     Your Farm Bureau Traffic dept can de-
    of Medium and Mammoth. You                                                  alone.
    cannot distinguish these var-                 Two Pen Stockyards                It was also gratifying to attend                                     KOPE-KON FARMS, Coldwater, Mich.                                                           termine at once just where any car is and hustle it along
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    if need be. Farm Bureau fertilizer can be shipped in
   ieties by t h e appearance of t h e                                          the meting of our State Farm Bu-
   seed.                                   Sault Ste. Marie, Feb. 28.—In                                                                                                                                                                            mixed cars of fifteen tons or more.
        Our Mammoth seed is bought      January a State Farm Bureau repre- reau organization and feel that a                                                                                                                                           MEMBERS: Where you have Co-ops, go to your Co-op
   a t local production points. Wit-    sentative working here reported to delegation from all parts of the state                                                                                                                                   manager at once and tell him what you want and urge
   nessed statements a r e secured      the Farm Bureau Traffic Department representing air phases of farming,                                       GUARANTEED
   from grower* and assemblers
   t h a t the seed is genuine, first
   rutting Mammoth Clover seed.
  That and our sealed sack ship-
                                        a lack of live stock shipping facili- could come together and help out-
                                        ties a t Dafter in Chippewa County. line future plans whereby there
                                        Action by the State Farm Bureau might be mutual benefit to our mem-
                                                                                                                                TO OUR FELLOW FARM BUREAU MEMBERS: We offer
                                                                                                                                                                                         CHICKS                                                     him to get his order in to us a t the earliest possible
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       For further information write direct to
   ments proteet you. See your          has resulted in the M. St. P. & S. S. bers.                                          you this year, direct, our Certified 260-290 Egg Pedigreed
                                                                                                                             Hollywood and Barron English White Leghorns, Rural S. C.
  CO-op at once for Farm Bureau         M. railroad ordering the installation                                                Brown Leghorns, Anconas and Barred Rocks. Our flocks are                                                               MICHIGAN STATE FARM BUREAU
   Brand Mammoth. If you have           of a two pen stockyard at Dafter this       You can't always judge a man's           all thoroughly culled and certified by the Michigan Baby
                                                                                                                             Chick Association and are recognized as exceptionally good
  no co-op, write today to the          year.                                   worth by the size of his bank balance.       layers. Our large illustrated catalog showing pictures of our
                                                                                                                             birds, breeding establishment, etc., will gladly be sent you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Purchasing Department
      M i r Hit. W ^i VTE FARM
                 BUREAU                    The railroads in 1923 placed in
                                                                                                                             F R E E upon request. Write for a copy.                                                                                          Lansing, Mich.
          I Oep't.   Lansing, Mich.     service 197,875 new freight cars and       The less husbands and wives have         RURAL POULTRY FARM, Dept. I l l , R. 1, ZEELAND, MICH.
                                        4,033 new locomotives.                  to sa'y about jealousy the better.                     J. Janssen, Prop., Member Mich. State F a r m Bureau

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