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                                       MICHIGAN FARM BUREAU NEWS                                                                                                                                                                                                          To    Belong T&o The Farm
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                                                                             A Newspaper for Organized Michigan Farmers
Seventh Year, Vol. VII, No. 2
                                                                                                                                      January 26, 1929                                                                                                                         Issued Semi-Monthly




FARM BUREAU INVITES MEMBERS TO 11TH ANNUAL MEETING
SECOND ANNUAL OF                                                                  FARM BUREAU ASKS VARIED PROGRAMS If TO GIVE ADDRESS HI PREPARATIONS ARE BEING MADE FOR
 INSURANCE AGENCY                               Delegates
                                               County Farm Bureaus are             ADDED PROTECTION BEING SCHEDULED    AT ANNUAL MEET      RECORD CROWD; BUREAU WILL MAKE
  SHOWS BIG GROWTH                          sntitled to send one delegate
                                            to the annual meeting of the            FOR BEET GROWERS ON FARMERS WEEK I                         SERVICE AND LEGISLATIVE REPORTS
                                            Michigan State Farm Bureau                                                                                                                    '#$&!!&#.'•


                                            for each 100 members or major                                      Expect Annual Affair Will
Plans Have Been Completed                   fraction thereof.                      Noon, Cox Give Testimony at
     For Staging Lively                        Get your delegation picked                                         Draw Many Thousands                                                                              Sessions Open Thursday, February 7, in Room 402
                                            as soon as possible and formu-
                                                                                      Washington on Behalf
           State Meeting                                                                                             To State College
                                            late your ideas and submit them             Of Sugar Industry                                                                                                            Agricultural Building, State College; Annual
                                            to State Farm Bureau head-
QUOTAS ARE EXPANDED                         quarters for the      resolutions                                                MANY ANNUAL MEETINGS                                                                         Dinner at Union Building Thursday
                                            committee to consider.                 TARIFF HEARING                 HELD
                                               Get your resolutions material                                                 Eleventh Year for Numerous                                                                     Evening; Wm. B. Stout to Speak
Six Districts Assume Quota                  in early so it can be studied
                                            and put into shape before the          Michigan Considered to               be      Groups to Hold Annual
    Allotted Entire State                   last minute rush comes at con-             Important State i n                        During This Period                                                                  Preparations are being made by the Michigan State Farm
        In Past Season                      vention time.
                                                                                           Tariff Battle                                                                                                           Bureau to accommodate a record crowd at the eleventh an-
                                                                                                                                Michigan farmers from all sections
    On Saturday, Jan. 19, the six dis-                                                                                       of the state will meet at Michigan                                                    nual Farm Bureau meeting which convenes at Room 402
trict agents who have charge of the                                                  Presenting the case of Michigan's       State College, Farmers' Week, Feb. 4                                                  Agricultural building, Michigan State College at 9:30 A. M.
Farm Bureau Insurance work In the
4 2 counties lying south of a line
                                          LIVESTOCK BOARD                        beet sugar industry, Michael L.
                                                                                 Noon, of Jackson, president of the
                                                                                 .Michigan State Farm Bureau, ap-
                                                                                                                             to 8, where they will have an oppor-
                                                                                                                             tunity to review the results of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Eastern Standard time, Thursday, February 7. The meeting
drawn from the north side of                                                                                                                                                                                       will continue through Friday, and includes the Farm Bureau's
Oceana County to the tip of the
thumb, met with director of Insur-
                                            RETURNS PROFITS                      pearing before the ways and means
                                                                                 commlttte pi the House of Represen-
                                                                                                                             past season and the possibilities for
                                                                                                                             the future in the agricultural indus-
                                                                                                                             try.                                               WILLIAM B. STOUT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   fourth annual dinner at the Union Memorial building Thurs-
                                                                                 tatives at Washington, D. C, this
ance, Alfred Mental], at the State
Farm Bureau office to plan for the
big annual agents' meeting on Feb.
                                             TO MICIOATRONS                      week, showed how, for thirty years
                                                                                 the Michigan agriculturist has been
                                                                                                                                The programs for the week will
                                                                                                                             include general meetings with na-
                                                                                                                                                                           A somewhat different dinner pro-
                                                                                                                                                                       gram for the annual banquet of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   day evening, with a splendid program, followed by the old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   time dancing party, which lasts till midnight or better, accord-
                                                                                 sold to the idea of maintaining a           tionally known speakers, meetings of      State Farm Bureau is in store for
(Jth and to determine their proper                                                                                           breeders and feeders {associations and    this year's convention in that the          ing to the staying powers of the dancers.
quotas of new business in the va-        Base Dividends to Members substantial American industry in                                                                    principal speaker is to lie a man in-
                                                                                 the production of sugar, only to            co-operative organizations, exhibits of
rious districts during 1929.                      On Annual Profits                                                                                                            d in aeronautics rather than                              A Timely Meeting
                                                                                 face a condition during the past            important farm commodities, ban-
     Robert G. Oibbeus, of Kalama-                                               season wherein four of the biggest          quets for various groups, and enter-      agriculture. William B. Stout, head
zoo, has charge of district No. 1; A.                 Of $17,500                                                                                                       of the Stout Air Services and (be              The Farm Bureau invites every member to attend the state
                                                                                 of the 17 beet sugar manufactories          tainment features each day.
N. Brown, of Jonesville, No. 2; C. F.                                            in the state have remained absolute-                 (Continued on page two)          man in charge of the air-craft divi-        meeting, which is the largest organization meeting in Farmers
Fowler, of Lansing, No. 3; II. R.            Eighteen per cent of the annual ly idle.                                                                                  sion of the Ford Motor Co., is to
Andre, of Jenison, No. 4; Rolan                                                                                                                                        be the speaker for this occasion.           Week. Much interest attends this meeting from the stand-
                                         total commission paid to the Michi-         Mr. Noon appeared as the official
Sleight, of Laingsburg, No. 5, and
Jesse Blow, of Lapeer, district No. 6.
                                         gan Livestock Exchange last year is spokesman for the sugar industry of
                                         being returned to the members of his home state and succeeded in
                                                                                                                             POWRLTOGIVlF                                  Mr. Stout is a recognized leader
                                                                                                                                                                       in aeronautical engineering and ex-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   point of the Farm Bureau resolutions and due to the fact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   that the legislature is in session. The Farm Bureau is the
     During 1928, it was shown, these    the Exchange through their respec- presenting some very                                                                       perimental work in this country and
districts wrote about 35% more
than the quota set for that year.        will be about $15,600, the board of iff sought by the Farm Bureau,
                                                                                                               convincing
                                         tive local associations. This refund testimony in favor of the 3 cent tar-            FARM WEEK TALK                          is the man who Invented and built
                                                                                                                                                                       the first all-metal aircraft ever used
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   one state-wide farmers' organization which meets at a time
    In making plans for the 1929 work,   directors announced.                                                                                                          the forerunner of the metal air-            when it can act on public questions before and coming be-
                                                                                 showing how the beet sugar industry
the same districts have taken a con-         This is the announcement as it prospered until the price was brok- Agricultural                        Commissioner planes which the Ford company uses                fore the legislature. History of the Farm Bureau, shows that
siderably larger quota than they took                                                                                                                                  for transporting freight.
                                        should have appeared under the above en down by heavy importations in                     Picked For Important                                                             it has been quite vigorous in this respect.
for 1928 and they fully expect to        caption in the last issue of the Farm recent years under an inadequate                                                            As head of the Stout Air Services,
write more than the quota taken.                                                                                                                                       Mr. Stout operates the only airplane
                                         Bureau News. However, in interpret- tariff protection.                                      Part on Program                   line for carrying passengers which             Such matters as state revenues and the application of the
     During the past year, the Michi-    ing the announcement as it was sent         A price of seven dollars a ton to
gan agency force actually         wrote                                                                                                                                operates out of the Ford airport.           same, the state institutional building program and the present
                                         by wire, just at the time the News the grower for his sugar beets is                  The speaker of the week, so far as This service is carried on for the
17,010 new applications for automo-      was going to press the article car- not sufficient to cover cost of pro- agricultural matters are to be treated conveying of passengers from De-
bile insurance and that is with the      ried the statement that $17,500 duction, Mr. Noon testified, in pre- on the various programs outlined for troit to Cleveland and to Chicago
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   lack of funds for such work; the future of the state highway
Michigan agency only a little over       represented the dividends the patrons senting data which showed this to Farmers' Week at State College, will and return.                                                  program and some means of financing the improvement and
two years old. This agency has           are to receive. The Livestock board be the price in Michigan during the be Herbert E. Powell, state commis-
written over 2 5,000 policies in the     was in session on the date the News past three years. He showed how, sioner of agriculture                                        The first passenger service set up      maintenance of our township roads as they should be, and
state of Michigan. It has made a                                                                                                                                       by this man carried passengers from
                                         was published and its announcement after the "war price level" Avas re-                                   ruder    ordinary Detroit to Grand Rapids and return,           other matters of similar importance are before the legislature
good start for the work of 1929,         of dividends was written up hurried- moved, the consumer paid $35 a hun-
writing 400 policies during the week     ly at the printing office with no time dred pounds for sugar as a result                             circumstances       a n but being an experimental venture,           and will be discussed from a policy standpoint by the Farm
ending Jan. 19 and slightly over 400     for verification. The $17,500 did of price manipulations, wTith for-                                 annual message from was maintained only a short time.
                                                                                                                                              the        agricultural      As a scholar of aeronautics, Mr.        Bureau. The State Farm Bureau now has committees work-
during the week ending Jan. 12 so,      not represent 18 per cent of the eign producing interests in virtual
by the 19th of the month over 1,000      commission paid during the year but control of the market at the time.                               commissioner, while Stout is of recognized unusual bril-             ing on such matters from the farmers' viewpoint, and the
policies had been written.               represents the total net profits.                Try To Save Industry                                of great importance, liancy and as a speaker he is rated             findings of these committees will be presented to the conven-
     Another important matter which          The difference between the total        To ultimately destroy the domest-                        comes to the Farm- one of unusual ability, with a very
occupied the conference of the six       net profits and the $15,600 return- ic sugar industry, he explained, will                            ers'    Week assem- entertaining personality and with                tion.
man was the, arrangement for the         ed as dividends—about $1,900—is offer opportunity for foreign pro-                                   blage as a matter of a really worthwhile message. He re-
                                                                                                                                                                       ceived his education in Minnesota,             Much public interest is shown in the State Farm Bureau
big annual agents' meeting which is      being added to the reserve fund of ducing interests to again control the                             course but this year, attending the public schools of St.
to be held in the Union Memorial         the organization.                       market, a situation which results                            with much of the Paul and graduating from the Uni-                   meeting, which is regarded as a quite accurate register of
building, at Michigan State College,         Despite the fact that the market in a tremendous disadvantage               to                   State      Legislature's versity of Minnesota as a mechani-
Wednesday, Feb. d. We expect from        receipts were lighter during 192S the domestic producer and to the                                   attention      directed cal engineer. Following his profes-          what Michigan farmers are thinking. Daily newspapers
260 to 300 of our agents to be pres-     than in the year previous, the consumer, alike. He showed that                                       toward measures di- sion for several years he served as
ent. Among the invited guests will                                                                                                                                                                                 throughout the state will be represented at the sessions.
                                          $17,500 net profits were more than it is to the interest of the consum-                             Hlctly affecting agri- chief engineer for a motor truck
be J. G. Mecherle, president of the       $1,700 greater than in 1927, the ing public to maintain the domestic culture, a message from the Depart- company and later served on the                                    From an organization service viewpoint, the State Farm
State Farm Mutual Automobile In-         Exchange reports. The total reserve source of production to prevent for- ment's chief is being looked forward Chicago Tribune, on features and il-
surance company of Bloomington,          fund is now $34,568. This amount eign control of the market.                        to as a sort of steering wheel for lustrating, and then became techni-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bureau and its service departments will have much of interest
111., and Charles Livingston, State In-  plus total refunds to date in addi-         Throwing      Michigan's      115,000 farm activities this winter.                cal editor of "Motor Age" and found-        to report. The annual report will show that the Farm Bureau
surance Commissioner.        Prizes for  tion to capitalizing the undertaking acres of sugar beet production, the              While the Commissioner of Agricul- er and editor of "Aerial Age."
production during 1928 will be giv-       makes a total saving of $129,221 average beet acreage for the past ture has not made public the jist of                                                                  is serving many thousands of farmers.
 en and a very large and lively meet-                                                                                                                                      He took up his aeronautical ac-
                                          effected on livestock shipments made 10 years, into production of other his proposed address, farm leaders tivities as chief engineer of the air-                                                                                  Fourth Annual Dinner
 ing is expected. It will commence        through the Exchange since it began crops would be most disastrous for are bearing in mind conditions which craft division of the Packard Motor                                                                               The big entertainment feature of
 with a banquet at noon on that day.      doing business.                         Michigan agriculture, Mr. Noon as- have grown up within the state, call- Car company, in 1916. Two years                                                                           the annual meeting is the annual
                                              The Livestock board also report- serted and he urged that proper pro- ing for re-drafts of legislative acts, later he designed and constructed the
                                          ed annual net profits of $13,000 tection be maintained for the sugar repeals of inoperative laws and first internally-trussed plane flown                                   Legislation                                    dinner, Thursday evening, at the Un-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ion ballroom at 5:45 o'clock, East-
EAU CLAIRE CO-OP                          made by the producers' association industry to keep this acreage in the strengthening of other laws and they in th3 United States. During the
                                          on the East Buffalo market. Just production of beets.                              anticipate hearing the side of the war period he served as technical                      At a Glance                                   ern time.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A splendid program has been ar-
                                                                                     Mr. Noon was accompanied by great story of Michigan agriculture advisor to the aircraft board and
  RETAINS OFFICERS                        what distribution of these profits the
                                          Buffalo Producers Co-operative Com- Dean Joseph F. Cox, of Michigan as it is met by the state administra- was placed in charge of experimen-
                                          mission Association is to make was State College, who also appeared tion.                                                     tal construction of internaliy-trUssed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   <.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ranged. Mr. William B. Stout, presi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     dent of the Stout Air Services, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        As members of the house of rep- national authority on aeronautics
                                          not made known.                         before the ways and means commit-                                                     planes at McCook field, in Ohio.           resentatives and of the state senate and a very able speaker, will make
Carlot Business Growth in                                                                                                      Mr. Powell is recognized as one of
                                              Michigan delegates have been tee to testify in the interest of the the sincerest workers for the im-                          Through his aggressiveness and         rested over the week-end following the address of the evening.
      Farm Commodities is                 named to attend the annual meet- Farm Bureau and other agricultural provement of agriculture in Michigan his devout resolve to achieve a pur-                            their first week of real activity in                  The dinner is for Farm Bureau
                                          ing of the Buffalo Producers' Asso- interests of Michigan, more particu- and a word from him is always wel- pose, this man of unusual ability has                        the 1929 session, predictions were members and their guests. Tickets
          Shown in Report                 ciation, Feb. 11 and 12. The Michi- larly the seed producers of the state, comed at any farm gathering. He is succeeded in playing his ingenuity                         that the major considerations of are $1.25 per person and cover the
                                          gan Livestock Exchange annual meet- seeking tariff increases on various                                                       and skill in a way that has made           this current session would be state whole evening's program.                          Tickets
                                                                                  seeds of the kinds in which Michigan slated to appear on the speaking pro- possible the building up of a new                                                          legislation. are now on sale and may be had by
   EAU CLAIRE, Jan. 22.—The Com- ing is slated for Feb. 21 and 22, at is a leading producer.                                 gram on Wednesday evening, Feb. 6, industry of sufficient importance and              finances and criminal
munity church of Eau Claire was Lansing.                                                                                                                                                                           The most important aspect of the sending check to C. L. Brody, secre-
                                              In conjunction with the annual                                                  ^ ^ being designated ^ ^ ^ "big
                                                                                     While his testimony indicated that that ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^as ^the ^ ^ ^ ^ with sufficient possibilities to attract     financial legislation will be consider- tary, State Farm Bureau.                          You
host to the Eau Claire Farmers' Ex-
                                                                                  clover seed is without doubt t h e ' night" during Farmers' Week each the Ford interests. The Ford com-
change which met yesterday, for its banquet of the Michigan Livestock most important seed crop, Michigan year, when the several thousand vis- pany has launched upon a definite                                    ation of the state property                  tax, may write him and have               tickets
annual meeting.                           Exchange will be held the annual                                                                                                                                         which Gov. Fred W. Green is at- reserved in your name and call for
                                          banquet of the Michigan Livestock I produces one-half the radish seed itors assemble for a program of gen- program of manufacture and use of
   The present officers were re-elected: Loss Prevention Association. This \ « * * »» t h * .entire country, he_said, |eral interest                                                                               tempting to reduce materially. The them at State Farm Bureau head-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   phase of criminal legislation which at the ticket stand at the Week or
                                                                                                                                                                        the Stout all-m3tal planes        which                                                      quarters during Farmers
Will Dean, president and manager;                                                                                                                                       have proven themselves to be air-                                                                                                annual
                                          latter organization has been working and is capable of taking care of pro                                                     worthy crafts under continuous hard         will stand out perhaps even more meeting Feb. 7. Unless directed, no
Fred Bowman, vice president; D. E. hard to help make the program for duction of all the seed required for
                                                                                                                 protection Alaska Holds Vast                            driving as freight hauling units as        prominently than capital                punish- tickets will be mailed out of Lansing
Sharpe, secretary and treasurer.          this occasion educational as well as    this crop if adequate                                                                                                             ment bills, will be contemplated to arrive out in the statto after
   Fifty stockholders and a total at- one of entertainment and has sev- against foreign competition is es-                                                                    as the
                                                                                                                                    Pulpwood Resources wellpassengermore recently inaugurat
                                                                                                                                                                         ed            units.                       changes in the criminal code as ap- Farmers' Week opens.                         All su«h
tendance of over 100 were present.        eral nationally prominent speakers tablished.                                         That Southeastern Alaska can be-                                                    plied to habitual criminals.                      tickets will be held at. the state of-
   The business of the day began with in view to pick from for the event.                Michigan Most Important
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Agricultural legislation will oc- fice of the Farm Bureau or taken
President Will Dean in the chair. The         The second annual banquet of the       No other state, Dean Cox asserted, come a great permanent paper-making and a climate that will permit year-                    cupy a fairly prominent position on to the annual meeting for your con-
secretary and treasurer, D. E. Sharpe, Exchange will be held at Hotel Olds, is so vitally concerned in the tariff region is the opinion of the Forest long plant operation and shipping,                            the legislative calendars, however, venience.
read his reports which were far from in Lansing, Feb. 21, at 6:30 o'clock. structure as it affects many agricul- Service, United States Department of say the Government foresters, the re-                         judging from the bills pertaining to
                                                                                                                              Agriculture. Vast forests of pulp- gion is a. natural locale for a paper                                                                   Members should lose no time in
commonplace, showing that the total           Among the features on the program tural crops, as Michigan is because                                                                                                 the farm industries and interests making their reservations, or in
volume of business for the year was at the banquet are an address by with such great diversification of its wood in the Tongass National Forest industry: and its future holds the                                   which made their appearance last claiming their tickets. The banquet
$153,712.65, which is an increase of Hon. A. P. Sandles, former Commis- farming industry, the farmers of are to be managed by the Govern possibilities of                                    model    industrial                 Rep.      Luther E. Hall, of ball limit is about 1,000 and the
$3,000 over 1927, and triples that of sioner of Agriculturo of Ohio, con- this state are kept face to face with ment for a never-ending production of owns, modern plants, and a stable                              Ionia, sponsored a bill which would ticket supply is usually exhausted
the first year,                            sidered one of the foremost agricul- foreign competition in the produc- timber. With excellent water power population of mill and woods work-                            strengthen the requirements in the by mid-afternoon. It is difficult to
                                                                                  tion of numerous seed crops, includ- resources, tidewater transportation. ers.
   The past year's business                                                                                                                                                                                                  :st apple grading law.              The hold tickets after 3 p. m. unless we
                                                                                   ing winter vetch, peas, beans, chick-
handling 50 cars of coal, 10 cars of an address by Dr. W. J. Embrey, of ory, alfalfa and other seeds.                                                                                                                measure was designed with the ob- know positively that they will be
wheat and about $30,000 worth of           Chicago. There will be music by the                                                                                                                                       ject of more strict standardization called for. The ticket stand will be
                                                                                      The farmer has been consistently                                                                                               of the several grades which are moved to the annual meeting, the
wheat.                                     Imperial Colored Quartette of Lan- the buyer of protected commodities
   Frank Summers, D. L. Fisher and sing, The Smith Trio, well known and the producer of other commodi-
D. E. Sharpe, retiring directors, were radio singers of Saginaw; Marc Cut- ties without protection. Dean Cox
                                                                                                                                      Second Annual Banquet                                                          specified in existing legislation on morning of Feb. 7. The dinner is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the subject.                                      scheduled for 5:45 p. m. and will
                                                                                                                                                                   Of The
re-elected. Directors who hold over ler, of St. Johns, Michigan's Harry said. Both he and Mr. Noon em-                                                                                                                   A measure, which for the time be- start on time.
                                           Lauder; The Blue Moon Orchestra, phasised the fact that the Farm Bu-                            STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTO INSURANCE CO.                                      ing has a tcclinical significance only,              As usual, the railroads are making
 in office are, William F. Dean, Will- of Lansing will furnish music both
 iam Tillstrom, A. H. Collins, F. A. for the program and the dance which reau has built up an enviable repu-                                                                                                         has been introduced in the house. reduced fare rates to Lansing for
                                                                                                                                                              Michigan Agents                                        This measure would repeal the Hor- the round trip for Farmers' Week.
 Bowman, C. D. Birkholm and J. A. will follow. An old-time fiddler will tation through the work it has done
                                                                                   in recent years by initiating only                                  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY G                                                Corn Borer Bill, which was pass- Visitors and delegates to the Farm
 Richards.                                 be present and old time dancing one constructive legislation in the past,                                                                                                 ed by the 1927 legislature. Rep. Ed- Bureau meeting may secure rooms
                                           of the features. Over 400 attended making especial reference to                                             Dinner, 12:0n O'clock, Sharp                                j ward C. Morrison, of Lapeer, spon- in East Lansing homes at %l per
    More than 11,000,000 salmon are last year's banquet and a larger                                                     the
 caught each year in Washington crowd is expected this year.                       enactment of federal legislation with          M. L. Noon, Fresident State Farm Bureau                          Presiding       Isored the repealing measure because night per person, by seeing the sec-
 waters.                                                                           regard to seeds, co-operative move-                                                                                             i federal funds for state aid in this retary of the College Y. M. C. A. at
                                               C. A. Ewing of Decatur, 111., one ments, livestock and other subjects              Charles Livingston, Michigan Insurance Commissioner              Greetings       1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      work, havo not as yet been made the People's church, on arrival.
                                            of the largest live stock and grain of major concern to the American                  George J. Mecherle, President of Company                          Address           available. The Morrison act would There are always plenty of rooms,
                                            farmers in that state will be the —->.                                                Alfred Bentall, Michigan Agency Director....Distribution of Awards                c a u s e repeal of the Horton measure, but folks should take care of this
             Hear, Ye!                      main speaker at the business session}       ler8-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      only if congress again fails to act item promptly.
        Meeting of the Resolutions                                                                                                                   Music By Farm Bureau Double Trio                                 in time to appropriate its share of
                                            to be held on Friday, Feb. 22              ^^• onn
                                                                               ^ ^ ^ ^Dean P Cox's t i c s Hit Hard
                                                                                                       testimony    showed
     Committee is called for one                                                    Antrim and Jackson counties to be                  Union Memorial Building                           East Lansing                 the needed funds.
     o'clock, Monday, Veb. 4.                  More married women are disap- the two counties of Michigan most                                                                                                           The situation brought about by the               Son               naf ura.lly happy -
        —M.   L. Xoon, Chairman.            pointed in love than spinsters.                (Continued on page four)                                                                                                                 • .lUiuH-il on page tin                                            I car.
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         matt.                                i m a i l i n g a t s p e c i a l r a t e of p o s t a g e p r o v i d e d                                                 This       is a n         indication              of    greater              application               of    real           business             A. F. B. F. Representative at                                                           Organization                                       s p e n d i n g a l l of o u r t i m e ; i n m a k i n g
         f o r i n S e c . 1 1 0 3 , A c t of O c t . 3 , 1 0 1 7 . a u t h o r i z e d J a n u a r y 12, 1 0 2 3 .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ourselves over but r a t h e r help                       to
                                                                                                                                                                    methods to farm                      operation, and                        its c o n t i n u e d       growth and                     exten-              Washington Tells of                                                                                                                    fit o u r s e l v e s i n t o t h e s a m e r e a l m
           Subscription price $1.00 per year.           To F a r m                                                    Bureau               members,                 s i o n is b o u n d t o h a v e a b e n e f i c i a l e f f e c t                           w h i c h will not p e r m i t                     of                                                                                     B y M i s . I . d i l h M. W a g a r                      t h a t others occupy.
         50 cents per year, included in t h e i r a n n u a l d u e s .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Needed Support                                                        I h o p e we will find e v e r y                Farm                In o r d e r to do so t h e r a n k               and
                                                                                                                                                                    s o - c a l l e d " f e u d a l i z i n g " of o u r A m e r i c a n                          farms.               >
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bureau m e m b e r at the coming an-                                 file m u s t be w i l l i n g t o sit in w i t h
         LEE      (IIIl.S()\                                                                                                                 Editor                                                                                                                                                                            " T h e big job at W a s h i n g t o n t h i s                   n u a l m e e t i n g of t h e S t a t e F a r m B u -               those trying to serve and lend their
                      GREN                                                Advertising and Business                                          Manager                                         NOW THE TOWNSHIP                           ROADS                                                                               w i n t e r is p r e s e n t i n g         testimony        on       reau w h o can possibly                     get       away           support in perfecting a plan where-
         PERN          DAVIS                                                                                                         Circulation                        S o m e of t h e l e a d i n g f a r m e r s ' o r g a n i z a t i o n s of t h e s t a t e a n -                                                  a g r i c u l t u r a l tariffs before t h e W a y s                 from home.                                                           by definite things m a y be                      accom-
                                                                                                                                                                    n o u n c e that they want the legislature to consider the problem                                                                                     and Means Committee.                          Already our                  I a m s u r e t h e officers a n d                   the       plished.
                                                                                                                                                                    of t h e t o w n s h i p r o a d s . T h i s is a r e a s o n a b l e r e q u e s t a n d s h o u l d                                                  testimony               h a s been         presented        on       b o a r d of d i r e c t o r s a s w e l l a s t h o s e                   W h a t a glorious feeling it would
                                        MICHIGAN STA¥*|FARM RUBI^y                                                                                                  result in a long-needed h i g h w a y i m p r o v e m e n t .                                                                                          S c h e d u l e I, w h i c h c o n t a i n s v e g e t a b l e       e m p l o y e d in t h e s t a t e office w o u l d b e              give t h e officers in c h a r g e a n d dele-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           a n d a n i m a l oils a n d fats, as well as                        p l e a s e d t o g r e e t a n y a n d a l l of t h e               g a t e s a s s e m b l e d if a l l t h o s e a t t e n d -
                                                                                                                                                                         T h e t o w n s h i p h i g h w a y c o m m i s s i o n e r ' s office is a              survival
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           some           fertilizer          substances,         grain         t h o u s a n d s of m e m b e r s w h o             might           ing t h e banquet at night would be
                                                                                                                                                                    f r o m t h e g o o d old d a y s of p u r e d e m o c r a c y a n d h o r s e - a n d - b u g g y
                                                                  OFFICERS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 a l c o h o l s , a n d s t a r c h e s . O n a l l of t h e s e     coma and give their approval to the                                  in attendance at the business sessions
         M. L . NOON, J a c k s o n                                                                                                    President                    transportation.             I n t h a t primitive era w h e n t a x e s for t o w n s h i p                                                            we are keenly interested.                                            effort t h a t h a s been m a d e d u r i n g the                    as well.          T h e y say all w o r k a n d no
         W . W . BiL-LINQS, D a v i s o n                                                                                         Vice-President                    highway improvement invariably were paid by the taxpayer's                                                                                                  " C a r r y i n g o u t t h e p l a n of c o r r e l a -        past year to serve the farmer and                                    play m a k e s J a c k a dull boy but at
                                                          Direct ors-at-Large                                                                                       personal d a y ' s w o r k with team a n d w a g o n a n d shovel,                                      the                                            tion a m o n g v a r i o u s o r g a n i z a t i o n s in            s t r e n g t h e n t h e i n f l u e n c e of t h e o r -            t h e s a m e t i m e all p l a y a n d no w o r k
         M. B. M c P H E R 9 0 N                                                                                                               Lowell               t o w n s h i p h i g h w a y d e p a r t m e n t s e r v e d its p u r p o s e to the satis-                                                          o u r tariff w o r k h e r e a t W a s h i n g t o n ,               g a n i z a t i o n i n e v e r y p a r t of t h e s t a t e .        fails t o a c c o m p l i s h b i g t h i n g s .
         AIRS. E D I T H M. W A G A R                                                                                                        ' arleton              f a c t i o n of t h o s e w h o u s e d t h e l o c a l r o a d s .                    f                                                                                                                                         And w e will welcome advice con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           we have signed a brief upon vegetable                                                                                                          Participation Builds Enthusiasm
         J O H N OOODWINK                                                                                                                     Marlette
                                                                                                                                                                         B u t the m o d e r n good r o a d s m o v e m e n t u n d e r the u r g e of                                                                     a n d a n i m a l oils a n d fats w i t h all                        cerning the tremendous tasks ahead                                         From the standpoint                of      service
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         J. G. B O Y L E                                                                                                                    Buchanan                million dollar expenditures has swept such methods into the                                                                                            other organizations, agricultural and                                of u s f o r t h e c o m i n g y e a r .                              Michigan State F a r m Bureau stands
         \V. W. H I L L I N G S                                                                                                               Davison                                                                                                                                                                      otherwise, which are desiring higher                                        F a r m B u r e a u w o r k of M i c h i g a n i s             h i g h i n t h e l i s t of s t a t e f e d e r a t i o n s
                                                                                                                                                                    discard.           State highway projects supplemented by county good
                                            Commodity Directors                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            r a t e s of d u t i e s u p o n t h e s e p r o d u c t s .         no small job a n y m o r e a n d to do it                             b u t it is s o m e w h a t         weaker          than
         F R E D HARGER, Stanwood                    Michl                 to G r o w e r s E x c h a n g e                                                         roads programs perform their miracles with equipment and m a n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           T h i s b r i e f h a s t h e d i s t i n c t i o n of r e p -       best requires the best t h o u g h t and                              some others in m e m b e r s h i p and in
         M. L NOON, J a c k s o n                   Michigan Milk P r o d i *                        lation                                                         power, while for the most part the township roads remain little
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           resenting more citizens in its signa-                                t h e u n d i v i d e d a t t e n t i o n of t h o s e i n            individual interest and                 enthusiasm.
         J. H . O ' M E A L Y , Hudson                     Michigan Live Stock E x c h a n g e
                                                                                                                                                                    better than before.                    Exception must be made here and there                                                                                                                                                charge and many times their hope                                      W e all k n o w e n t h u s i a s m will come
         OHO.   W. McQALLA, Vpsllanti                       Michigan E l e v a t o r Ex<                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   tures than any other document ever
         M. D . B U S K I R K , p a w P a w                 M i c h i g a n F r u i t G r o w e r s , Inc.                                                          f o r m o r e p r o g r e s s i v e t o w n s h i p s a n d e x c e p t i o n a l officials           who                                                                                                                   l i e s i n t h e p o w e r of t h e m a s s e s o u t                only as the individual m e m b e r par-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           filed w i t h t h e W a y s a n d M e a n s C o m -
                            STATE FARM BUREAU ORGANIZATION                                                                                                          r e n d e r s e r v i c e in k e e p i n g w i t h t h e a d v a n c e d i d e a s of h i g h w a y                                                    m i t t e e on tariff m a t t e r s . I t r e a l l y h a s          in t h e field.          T h e r e a r e so m a n y in-               ticipates in t h e w o r k .
               C L A R K L. B R O D Y                         Sec'y-Treas.-Managor                                                                                  i m p r o v e m e n t of o u r t i m e .                                                                                                               made a great impression                            here      at       d u c e m e n t s offered these days t h a t                              Come with             your      suggestions—
                                                                                                                                                                         B u t e v e n in t h e b e s t l o c a l i t i e s t h e t o w n s h i p s y s t e m is a p o o r                                                                                                                       tend to d i s t r a c t from o u r                general            come with your problems—come with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Washington.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                policy t h a t w e often w o n d e r t h a t so                       your criticisms.            Help by attendance
                                              DEPARTMENT HEADS                                                                                                      i m i t a t o r of t h e s y s t e m s m a i n t a i n e d b y t h e s t a t e a n d             county                                                     "You h a v e previously been asked to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 much service can be rendered and                                     — h e l p by attention—help by par-
                 Traffic                                                 A. P . Mills                                                                               a u t h o r i t y , while the direct taxes levied in the t o w n s h i p s are felt                                                                    u r g e all f a r m o r g a n i z a t i o n represen-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                so m a n y m e m b e r s do stay loyal and                            ticipation.          T h e b e s t w a y t o fully
                 Clothing                                        Miss N. B. K l r b y                                                                               as a much heavier b u r d e n by the few who m u s t pay them.                                       Con-                                              tatives w h o c o m e to W a s h i n g t o n to
                 Publicity                                            E. E. G n g r e n                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          f i r m i n s u p p o r t of t h e i r o r g a n i z a t i o n .     understand all that the organization
                                                                                                                                                                    s e q u e n t l y in t h e g r e a t m a j o r i t y of c a s e s t h e t o w n s h i p h i g h w a y                                                  g e t i n t o u c h w i t h t h o s e of u s w h o a r e
                       inting                                        L . T. Sinclair                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             W o m e n Are Needed                                  is d o i n g for its g r e a t f a m i l y is by
                                                                                                                                                                     w o r k is d o n e i n e f f i c i e n t l y a n d e x t r a v a g a n t l y . T h i s is a p r o b l e m                                             h e r e on t h e j o b a l l t h e t i m e so t h a t
                 Oganization                                             C. L.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         H o w m a n y w o m e n will be in at-                          coming in contact w i t h its m a n y ac-
                 Automobile I n s u r a n c e                       Alfred B e n t a l l                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   t h e c o r r e l a t i o n of o u r a r g u m e n t s o n
                                                                                                                                                                    i n w h i c h t h e a g r i c u l t u r a l p o p u l a t i o n is i m m e d i a t e l y i n t e r e s t e d .                                                                                                              tendance,             is t h e       query       running              tivities as often as possible a n d at
                 SUBSIDIARY CORPORATIONS OF T H E M I C H I G A N S T A T E                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                all a g r i c u l t u r a l s c h e d u l e s m a y b e a s
                                                FARM B U R E A U                                                                                                     T h e i n f l u e n c e of t h e f a r m e r s d o u b t l e s s w i l l p r e v a i l in t h e l e g i s -                                                                                                                through my                mind as I recall                  the       t h e a n n u a l m e e t i n g it is a t i t s b e s t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            h a r m o n i o u s a s t h a t w h i c h h a s al-
                 Michigan F a r m B u r e a u Seed Service          L . A. T h o m a s                                                                              l a t u r e t o find a s o l u t i o n . — D e t r o i t N e w s .                                                                                                                                                          g r e a t a t t e n d a n c e of w o m e n a t s o m e                 advantage to be understood.                      Come
                 Michigan F a r m B u r e a u Supply Service         L . A. T h o m a s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ready been evidenced in r e g a r d                           to                                                                           a n d g e t a c l o s e - u p v i e w of w h a t h a s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of t h e o t h e r s t a t e a n n u a l m e e t i n g s .
                 Michigan F a r m B u r e a u Wool Pool             Alfred B e n t a l l                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   S c h e d u l e I.                                                                                                                          been accomplished in the past and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 I realize there will be m a n y                       other
                                                                                                                                                                                                              MILK              MARKETING                                                                                       "I learn t h a t President Palmer in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 attractions as inducements to                              cut        w h a t t h e f u t u r e h a s in store               for
                 MICHIGAN COMMODITY MARKETING       ASSOCIATIONS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ohio h a s a l r e a d y s t a r t e d w o r k w i t h                                                                                     you.        Let's have t h e meeting place
                                                                                                                                                                           A very stiff               battle        is b e i n g w a g e d                 in t h e      C h i c a g o Aiilk                  Area.                                                                              in o n our a t t e n d a n c e y e t I w o n d e r
                 AFFILIATED W I T H MICHIGAN STATE FARM BUREAU                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             state a n d n a t i o n a l wool g r o w e r s asso-                  if t h e r e i s a n y t h i n g j u s t n o w s o v i -              packed with farm men and women
                                                                                                                                                                    This         is a b a t t l e       of     price offering                      versus a profitable                      margin                  for    c i a t i o n s t o f u r t h e r t h i s p l a n of c o r r e -
        Michigan         Potato Growers Exchange                                                                                   Cadillac                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tally necessary to the farm family as                                 e a g e r to do t h e i r bit in m a k i n g t h e
        Michigan         Milk P r o d u c e r s Association                                                    707 Owen Bldg., D                                    milk         production.                                                                                                                               l a t i o n . P r e s i d e n t B u c k i n g h a m in Con-           a definite business p r o g r a m , strictly                          F a r m Bureau the greatest                     service
        Michigan         Live Stock E x c h a n g e                                                                                Hudson                                  The     farmers             and      dairymen                  have        been        insistent          in t h e i r             stand        n e c t i c u t is d o i n g a s i m i l a r w o r k in               adhered to.                                                           organization in all t h i n g s             for        the
        Michigan         Elevator Exchange                                                              F a r m B u r e a u Bldg., L a n s i n g                                                                                                                                                                           Connecticut, particularly in r e g a r d to                                 We've been "fed u p " , so to speak,                           American farmer.
        Michigan         F r u i t G r o w e r s , Lnc                                                                      Benton Harbor                           for a milk price that                           will        allow a fair m a r g i n                       of p r o f i t        for       pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tobacco.               Secretary J o n e s in Minn-
                                                                                                                                                                    ducing           the        milk         which         the           Chicago            area        milk       consumers                   get.        e s o t a w r i t e s t h a t h e is g e t t i n g all or-                                                                                      The a n n u a l Grange singing contest
         DIRECTORS AND O F F I C E R S OF T H E COMMODITY                                                                        EXCHANGES
                                                                                                                                                                    They          have          sought        to    maintain                   a    price        that     would           be     equitable                 g a n i z a t i o n s i n h i s p a r t of t h e c o u n t r y        Varied Program                                                       will be held F r i d a y m o r n i n g .                     Mem-
               MICH. ELEVATOR EXCH.                                                 M I C H . M I L K PRODUCERS ASS'N
        Carl Martin, Lies                         Coldwater                         N. P. H u l l , P i e s                     Lansing                             from         the standpoint                    of r e t a i l costs to t h e c o n s u m e r                           and           loading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to keep in contact w i t h u s h e r e at                                 Being Scheduled                                                  b e r s of t h e M i c h i g a n G r a n g e w i l l h a v e
                                                                                    R. G. P o t t s , V i c e - P r e s . W a s h i n g t o n                                                                                                                                                                              Washington.                    From          Massachusetts                                                                                 a basket dinner at noon.                               A      rural
        Milton B u r k h o l d e r , V. P . . M a r i e t t a
        H. D. H o r t o n , S e c - T r e a s          Kindo                        J o h n C. N e a r , Sec                 Flat I                                 price to the                 producer.                                                                                                                  the onion growers are p l a n n i n g their                                on Farmers Week                                                dramatic contest, sponsored by                                  the
        L. E. Osmcr, Mgr                            Lansing                         B. I \ P e a c h , A s s ' t S e c           Detroit                                                                                                                                                                                   t a r i f f w o r k w i t h u s o w i n g t o t h e ef-                            (Continued from pajTC one)
                                                                                                                                                                           T h e f i n a l " j a m " h a s r e s u l t e d in r e f u s a l t o sell t o t h e                                   distribut-                                                                                                                                                           Grange, will be held F r i d a y                              after-
        C. S. B e n t o n , I                   '                                   II. W . N o r t o n , T r e a s              Howell                                                                                                                                                                                     f o r t s of P r e s i d e n t D i c k i n s o n .    These             T h e l i s t of s p e a k e r s i n c l u d e s D r .
                                                                                                                                                                    ors'      c o m b i n e a t t h e l o w p r i c e of $2.50.                                  The     producers are                        hold-                                                                                                                                                   noon.
                                               Port Huron                           M. L. N o o n                               lackson                                                                                                                                                                                    a r e m e r e l y s a m p l e s of w h a t i s b e i n g             J o h n L e e C o u l t e r , p r e s i d e n t of N o r t h
        Neil B a s s ,                 p*t          La                              R. L. T a y l o r                            Lapeer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Many Annual Meetings
                                                                                                                                                                    ing firm           for $2.85, base                     milk.           Only        co-operation                  and         organized                  done by our state leaders all over the                              D a k o t a A g r i c u l t u r a l College,            V.     N.
        W. V,. Phillips                             Decatur                         L. W . H a r w o o d                         Adrian                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    T h e e l e v e n t h a n n u a l m e e t i n g of t h e
                                                                                                                                                                    effort        ha.s e n a b l e d          the farmers to round                                u p financial                and         moral            c o u n t r y i n o u r efforts t o p r e s e n t a                 V a l g r e n of t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s B u r e a u
                                                  Ypsilantl                         W      i Thomas                    G r a n d Rapids                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Michigan State F a r m B u r e a u will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            s o l i d f r o n t o n tariff m a t t e r s a n d t o              of A g r i c u l t u r a l E c o n o m i c s , a n d n u m -
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                                                                                                                                                                    support           of        the    many          influential                   institutions,            organizations                      and                                                                                                                                                    held T h u r s d a y a n d Friday.                       T h e an-
                                                                                                                      icy                     Oxford                                                                                                                                                                        p r e v e n t e m b a r r a s s i n g a n d out-of-line             erous individuals prominent                           in     the
                I. Shisler                        Caledonia                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           n u a l F a r m B u r e a u b a n q u e t a n d "old
                                                                                    William H u n t e r                                     Sandusky                individuals who                     h a v e c o n t r i b u t e d so g e n e r o u s l y t o t h e cause.                                        It     arguments being presented on farm                                   s t a t e i n a d d i t i o n t o m e m b e r s of t h e
        F r a n k Gilmore                            1 'anna                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          t i m e " dancing p a r t y will be                            held
        W. J. Hazelwood                     Mt. P l e a s a n t                     Elmer Powers                                                 Clio               is e v i d e n t ,       from        the       outside, that                     the     farmer            again        is           seeking            subjects to t h e W a y s and M e a n s Com-                        c o l l e g e staff.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday evening.
             M I C H . POTATO GROWERS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       mittee.                                                                 T e n college d e p a r t m e n t s will h a v e
                            EXCH.                                                       M I C H . L I V E STOCK E X C H .                                           recognition                 u n d e r t h e c o l o r s of j u s t i c e                  and        righteousness.                                                                                                                                                                                    T h e Michigan Muck F a r m e r s asso-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                special displays in w h a t promises to
        Henry Curtis, Pres                          Cadillac                        E. A. B e a m e r , P r e s                  Blissfield                                                                                                                                                                                    " O u r W a s h i n g t o n offices w i l l h a v e                                                                                    ciation will hold its eleventh a n n u a l
                                                                                                                                                                           Farmers           and        dairymen                in       the       Chicago          milk        market,          who            are                                                                             b e o n e of t h e l a r g e s t e d u c a t i o n a l ex-
        J. T. B u s s c y , V i c e - P r e s . Provemon*.                          R, 1 >. H a r p e r , V i c e - P r e s . , St. J o h n s                                                                                                                                                                              presented, w h e n hearings finally close                                                                                                  meeting Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs-
        O. E. H a w l e y , Sec'y                    Shelby                         3. H . O'Mealey, Sec'y                         Hudson                           now        involved               in price controversy                           with         the     distributors in                      that                                                                             hibits ever prepared                     for        Farmers'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           t h e l a s t of F e b r u a r y , m o s t c o m p r e -                                                                                   day and Friday mornings.                               Addresses
        F. J. H a r g e r , T r e a s             Stanwood                          F r a n k Obrest, T r e a s . , B r e c k e n r i d g e                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Week.             T h e r e will also          be an egg
                                                                                                                                                                    district, got a p p r o x i m a t e l y 46 cents to cover both their                                                             expenses              h e n s i v e a r g u m e n t s i n b e h a l f of f a r m                                                                                 a n d discussions will deal w i t h soil
        F. P. H i b s t , Gen. Mgr                  Cadillac                                     Pattison                             Caro                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      show, a rabbit show, a n d a competi-
                                                                                                                                                                    and profit               out       of t h e a v e r a g e              consumer's                dollar          spent for                 milk        tariffs.                                                                                                                                   t r e a t m e n t , v a r i e t i e s , d i s e a s e s of m u c k
        C. A. Richner, Sales M g r . .Cadillac                                      J. R. B e t t e s                               Sparta                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tive grain a n d potato show. T h e agri-
        Leon G. V a n L e u w                       Bellalre                        Charles Brown                                 SunfieM                                                                                                                                                                                      " O u r a r g u m e n t s i n a d d i t i o n t o fer-                                                                                 crops, and t h e economic outlook for
                                                                                                                                                                    during          the         two     y e a r s 192.") a n d                 1026, a c c o r d i n g           to findings                   in     a                                                                         cultural engineering d e p a r t m e n t will
        George H e r m a n                           Remus                          E d w a r d Dippey                               Perry                                                                                                                                                                                 tilizers, a n i m a l           and vegetable             oils,                                                                            the muck farmer.
                                                                                                                                                                    two-year           investigation                  by        the       Illinois E x p e r i m e n t                Station.                  Out                                                                             h a v e a n e x h i b i t of l a b o r          s a v i n g de-
        E. A. R a s m u s s e n                    Sheridan                         C h a r l e s Woodruff                       Hastings                                                                                                                                                                                  grain alcohols, and starches, already                                                                                                           T h e a n n u a l m e e t i n g of t h e M i c h -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vices a n d h o m e conveniences.                           Stu-
                                    M I C H I G A N F R U I T GROWERS, INC.                                                                                         of      the remaining                    0O.88 c e n t s , w h i c h               went          largely          to       cover           pur-        presented, will include sugar a n d mo-                                                                                                    igan        Soil I m p r o v e m e n t                association
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                d e n t s of t h e e l e c t r i c a l e n g i n e e r i n g d e -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           lasses, tobacco,                general agricultural                                                                                       will be held Wednesday,                                 Thursday
        M. D. B u s k i r k , P r e s         Paw Paw          J o h n Miller                            Ooloma                                                     chasing,          receiving, processing,                               selling,          delivery            and           administra-                                                                                      p a r t m e n t w i l l p r e p a r e a n e x h i b i t of
        Amos T u c k e r , 1st V i c e - P r e s i d e n t . . Allan B. G r a h a m                      Blberta                                                                                                                                                                                                           p r o d u c t s , c o t t o n , flax, w o o l , t h e f r e e                                                                              and Friday mornings.                           T h e topics to
                                                                                                                                                                    tion, the dealers realized net profits                                                 of o\44 c e n t s in e v e r y                      con-                                                                             electrical p h e n o m e n a for t h e benefit
                                        South Haven            P. 11. L e a v e n w o r t h . G r a n d R a p i d s                                                                                                                                                                                                        list a n d a d m i n i s t r a t i v e provisions.                                                                                         b e d e a l t w i t h a r e " I m p o r t a n c e of L e -
        H e r b e r t Nafziger, 2nd Vlce-1                     W. i. Schulta                                Hart                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of t h e v i s i t o r s d u r i n g t h e w e e k .
                                                                                                                                                                    sumer's           dollar.                                                                                                                                  " F a r m r e l i e f i s dead for t h i s s e s s i o n                                                                               g u m e s in Soil M a n a g e m e n t . "                      "The
          dent                                 Millburg        L. A. I l a v . l . y                 Lndington                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Dairymen Have First Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           according to all present indications.                                                                                                      P l a c e of C o m m e r c i a l              Fertilizer         on
        F. L. Bradford, S e c . - T r i a s                    c . i. C h r e s t e n s e n           Onekama                                                              Tin; s t u d y         shows         that       the           Chicago            dealers         received             a       net        in-                                                                              Monday will be dairy                       day         with
                                      Benton Harbor            11. W. Gowdy                       Union P i e r                                                                                                                                                                                                            T h e m u c h h e r a l d e d v i s i t of P r e s i d e n t -                                                                             Michigan F a r m s , " and "The Impor-
                                                                                                                                                                    c o m e of .47 of                  a cent         of        tin;      approximate                    12.1)       cents           a        quart                                                                             m e e t i n g s of t h e v a r i o u s d a i r y b r e e d
        F. P. G r a n g e r , Sales Mgr                        0. ft. Gale                                Shelby                                                                                                                                                                                                           elect H o o v e r is now                  occurring           in                                                                           t a n c e of O r g a n i c M a t t e r i n S o i l s . "
                                      Hen ton H a r b o r                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       a s s o c i a t i o n s a n d t h e t e s t e r s for t h e
                                                               John L a n g                                Sodns                                                    p a i d for m i l k s o l d in t h e                    form           of m i l k a n d m i l k p r o d u c t s t o                         the        Washington w i t h results w h i c h sug-                                                                                                       Poultry breeding, feeding,                            disease
        D. H. B r a k e                        Fremont         John Bottema                      Spring Lake                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    h e r d i m p r o v e m e n t associations. Mem-
                                                                                                                                                                    regular retail trade.                           Farmers                a n d j o b b e r s r e c e i v e d ! 5.:} c e n t s                      of    g e s t t h a t h e i s n o t i n d i c a t i n g a n y di-                                                                                control, m a r k e t i n g , a n d t h e need for
        Henry Namitz                          Brldgman         B e r t Gleason                        Lawrence                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  b e r s of t h e c o l l e g e s t u d e n t s G r a n g e
        J. F . H i g b e e            Benton Harbor            c . L. Brody                             Lansing                                                                                                                                                                                                            rectorship on legislation now pending.                                                                                                     a n egg g r a d i n g law, will be t h e chief
                                                                                                                                                                    the       12.9 c e n t s ,         while         7.1        cents          went         to     defray         the       expense                  of                                                                         will present a play T u e s d a y evening,
        Miller Overton                           Bangor        Harry Hogue                                 Sodus                                                                                                                                                                                                           T o d o s o w o u l d , of c o u r s e , b e t h e                                                                                         p o i n t s of d i s c u s s i o n i n a n n u a l m e e t -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Feb.        5.
                            AMERICAN I ARM BUREAU FEDERATION                                                                                                        marketing.                   T h i s 7.1 c e n t s w a s d i v i d e d i n t o 2.2 c e n t s t o m e e t                                        the    h e i g h t h of d i s c o u r t e s y t o t h e r e t i r i n g                                                                            i n g of t h e M i c h i g a n S t a t e P o u l t r y I m -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     There will be                  general         meetings
        LEGISLATIVE HEADQUARTERS                                 M u n s e y Bldg., W a s h i n g t o n , D. C.                                                     expenses            of       purchasing,               receiving                 and      p r o c e s s i n g , 4.G c e n t s                   for    a d m i n i s t r a t i o n of P r e s i d e n t C o o l i d g e .                                                                         provement association.                            The organi-
        SAM H. T H O M P S O N                                                                        President                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 open to all visitors s t a r t i n g T u e s d a y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           A       conference             with       President-elect                                                                                   zation will h a v e                   morning            sessions
        G E N E R A L O F F I C E S A. F. B. F                    58 E a s t W a s h i n g t o n St., C h i c a g o                                                 s e l l i n g a n d d e l i v e r y , a n d .:>! o f a c e n t f o r g e n e r a l                                administrative                                                                                            afternoon. D. W h i t n e y W a t k i n s will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Hoover will be h a d in his t e m p o r a r y                                                                                               Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday                                   and
        C H E S T E R II. GRAY                                              Washington Representative                                                               expense.                                                                                                          <                                                                                                         be c h a i r m a n             of t h e   first         general
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           h e a d q u a r t e r s h e r e a t t h e Mayflower                                                                                         Friday.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                meeting.               T h e r e will be a s h o r t ad-
                                                                                                                                                                           The     dairymen's                 share        of        the net          returns            as indicated                    in     this       Hotel today, m e r e l y to p a y o u r re-                                                                                              Awards will be presented                           to t h e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                d r e s s b y N . P . H u l l , p r e s i d e n t of t h e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           spects to h i m .                                                                                                                    w i n n e r s of t h e M i c h i g a n 3 0 0 B u s h e l
                                                                                                                                                                    study do not show him to have been able to more than break                                                                                 even                                                                             Michigan Milk Producers Association.

                                              Editorials                                                                                                            on       production                costs, w h e n
                                                                                                                                                                    t h e cost of p r o d u c i n g m i l k t h r o u g h o u t t h e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     we        understand                all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                that        enters             into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "Very truly yours,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Chester H. Gray."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                V. R . G a r d n e r , d i r e c t o r of t h e M i c h -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                i g a n E x p e r i m e n t S t a t i o n a n d h e a d of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the horticultural                    department,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Potato Club a n d the Michigan Corn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Contest at the a n n u a l meeting and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                b a n q u e t of t h e M i c h i g a n C r o p I m -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             will


          Chain          farming              will
                                                      CHAIN
                                                      not
                                                                          FARMING
                                                                  feudalize,             as some                     put         it, l a n d           own-
                                                                                                                                                                   Annual Meeting Set                                                                    Winding              Made             Easier                      MICH. ELEV. EXCH.                                                    speak on " P r e s e n t D a y R e s e a r c h as it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Affects t h e A n i m a l I n d u s t r y . " C h a r l e s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                E . S n y d e r , e d i t o r of t h e C h i c a g o D a i l y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                provement association.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Programs For Women
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         economics             department
                                                                                                                                                                     For VanBuren County                                                             "Big Ben"            of L o n d o n , p e r h a p s t h e
    ship n o r will this o w n e r s h i p
         or view            of     the       situation,            as
                                                                        become
                                                                          expressed
                                                                                         syndicated.
                                                                                                           in t h e
                                                                                                                                This
                                                                                                                            columns
                                                                                                                                            attitude,
                                                                                                                                                  of     an
                                                                                                                                                                    T h e a n n u a l m e e t i n g of t h e m e m -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   most famous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   from I80S.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          clock in t h e world, d a t e s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         It h a s four 23-feet dials
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MARKET OPINION                                                   Drovers Journal,                    will talk on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                topic, "On t h e R o a d to Stability."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                will provide p r o g r a m s for f a r m w o m e n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and
    eastern             newspaper,                  the     Pittsburgh                  Post-Gazette,                            under            recent                                                                                           and It used            to t a k e t w o m e n three                                                                                                                                                          Friday, featuring special music a n d
                                                                                                                                                               b e r s of t h e V a n B u r e n C o u n t y F a r m                                                                                                                                                                                 T u e s d a y evening will be b a n q u e t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                By Michigan E l e v a t o r          Exchange                                                                                   short talks dealing with the manag-
    d a t e , is w e l l t a k e n .                The article referred                                 to a single " c h a i n                        sys-   B u r e a u was scheduled for J a n . 24,                                           afternoons a            week to wind it. It is                                                                                               night for dairy a n d livestock asso-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lansing,         Michigan, under date             of                                                                                 m e n t of t h e h o m e .
    tem         in     Illinois"             covering             32 f a r m s          with               a    total        of      7,500             acres   a t t h e c o u r t h o u s e a t P a w P a w , in                                  now wound             by e l e c t r i c m o t o r in 20                                                                                     ciations, farmers clubs, farm women,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           January 26, 1929.
    and         indicated              that       o p e r a t i o n s so f a r            show                 only profits                  through           t h e F a r m B u r e a u offices.                                                  minutes.                                                                                                                                     and t h e Crop I m p r o v e m e n t associa-                        Departments             of t h e         agricultural
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                WHEAT—Prices               have       advanced                                                                                  division will hold                  special          morning
    a     reduction               of        expenses.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      15c p e r b u s h e l in t h e l a s t six w e e k s .               tion.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     -                                                                                                                                                              M. L . N o o n ,          president            of     t h e programs as follows: F a r m                          Crops-
          Chain            farming             is     being             undertaken                         in        Michigan                and         we                                                                                                                                                                P r o b a b l y e n o u g h a d v a n c e for   the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           t i m e b e i n g b u t w h e a t o u g h t to sell                  Michigan State F a r m Bureau,                            and Wednesday and Thursday;                                 Dairy-
    probably               will        see     the        first     actual           venture                    along           this       new          line                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    G. F . R o x b u r g h , M a s t e r of t h e M i c h i - T u e s d a y , W e d n e s d a y a n d T h u r s d a y ;
    another
    venture
                           year
                         shows.
                                        with         nearly          as        much            acreage                     as      this       Illinois
                                                                                                                                                                                  Meeting Program                                                                                                                          10 to 15c p e r b u s h e l h i g h e r b e t w e e n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           now and new crop.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                O A T S — A r e selling for the high-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                g a n S t a t e G r a n g e , will give
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                talks Wednesday                 afternoon,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        short Animal               Husbandry—Tuesday,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       V. N. nesday, T h u r s d a y a n d F r i d a y .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wed-


          As         the         eastern            newspaper                  points                    out,         the         farm            is     too                                                    Eleventh              Annual           Meeting                                                                                                                                  V a l g r e n , of t h e U . S. B u r e a u of A g r i -            E a c h d e p a r t m e n t of t h e a g r i c u l t u r a l
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           est price on the crop.               P r o b a b l y will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cultural Economics                 will         speak       on division will hold special conference
    thoroughly                   established              an       institution                to           be        removed               from          the                                                                         of        the                                                                         a d v a n c e a n o t h e r five cents per b u s h -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           el b e t w e e n n o w a n d J u l y 1st.                            "Risks In Agriculture."                        J . F . Cox, h o u r s a t 4 o'clock e a c h a f t e r n o o n a t
    individual                  aspect        but     anything             that          tends                  to    improve               its        busi-                                       MICHIGAN S T A T E F A R M              BUREAU                                                                                                                                               D e a n of A g r i c u l t u r e w i l l b e c h a i r m a n w h i c h t i m e f a r m e r s w i l l h a v e t h e
    ness management                           is w o r t h y        of b e i n g v i e w e d , n o t                        as an evil                  but                                                                                                                                                                     CORN—Selling              for     the       highest
                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Room 402, Agricultural Building)                                                                                                                                                          for t h e a f t e r n o o n m e e t i n g .                     o p p o r t u n i t y t o o b t a i n i n d i v i d u a l con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           prices on the entire crop.                    Situation
    as      a    blessing.                                                                                                                                                                             M. S. C , E a s t L a n s i n g , M i c h .                                                                                                                                                  R . J . B a l d w i n , D i r e c t o r of E x t e n - s i d e r a t i o n        of   any       problem             which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           i n c o r n is s t r o n g a n d p r i c e s w i l l r u l e
          The        plans,            as     undertaken                  to    date,                   provide             for        a      general                                                                                                                                                                      high all year.                                                       sion W o r k , will act as c h a i r m a n for t h e y m a y h a v e .
                                                                                                                                                                                       Thursday, February                            7, 0 : 3 0 A . M., E a s t e r n                Time
    manager                of     the        chain        but      leave        a      resident                  tenant              manager              in                                                                                                                                                                    BEANS—Michigan                 beans           today            Wednesday              evening        meeting.           The        A rifle s h o o t i n g c o n t e s t for F a r m e r s
    charge             of e a c h p a r c e l          of      acreage          adopted                        into the              "chain."                                                                       BUSINESS                       SESSION                                                                 a r e bringing the highest price in ten                              s p e a k e r s will be H. E. Powell, S t a t e W e e k visitors will be conducted Tues-
          It might              be t e r m e d        the co-operative movement                                             applied               to     the                   Call t o O r d e r — P r e s i d e n t M. L . N o o n                                                                                       years.        Makes a mighty fine figure                             C o m m i s s i o n e r of A g r i c u l t u r e , a n d D r . d a y , W e d n e s d a y a n d T h u r s d a y a f t e r -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           for a f a r m e r t o seil a t a n d w e c e r -                     J o h n Lee Coulter, p r e s i d e n t              of    t h e noons at 4 o'clock u n d e r t h e super-
    p r o d u c t i o n e n d of f a r m i n g .                  It a p p l i e s m o d e r n                   m e t h o d s of m a n a g e -                                S e a t i n g of D e l e g a t e s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tainly s u g g e s t to o u r f r i e n d s           that           N o r t h D a k o t a A g r i c u l t u r a l College.          v i s i o n of C o l . T . L . S h e r b u r n e , c o m -
    ment          and         co-operation                to      the     buying              of           farm            supplies           and         to                   A p p o i n t i n g of C o m m i t t e e s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           they begin to think about cashing                                         P r e s i d e n t R o b e r t S. S h a w w i l l b e m a n d a n t of t h e c o l l e g e R . O. T . C
    marketing                 t h e p r o d u c t s of t h e f a r m .                     I t is b u t                a carrying on                      of                   President's Address—M. L. Noon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           in o n b e a n s t h e y h a v e o n h a n d . T h e                 t h e first s p e a k e r o n t h e T h u r s d a y af- A n y o n e h a v i n g a 22 c a l i b r e r i f l e of
    the         basic      efforts           of     the      Farm          Bureau                       organization                   In     that        it                   R e a d i n g of M i n u t e s of L a s t A n n u a l M e e t i n g                                                                         m a r k e t will be wild a n d subjected                             ternoon program.                   A t t o r n e y G e n e r a l t h e i r o w n m a y u s e i t if t h e y w i s h .
    permits             the      applying            of     the benefits                 of             organization                 directly             to                   Secretary's and Treasurer^ Report                                                                                                           to wild fluctuations.              A s e t - b a c k of              Carl Brucker will                   speak          on       "The
    the individual                     farmer.            It is a n o u t c o m e                        of t h e e x t e n s i o n               of     the                   R e p o r t s of C r e d e n t i a l s & R u l e s C o m m i t t e e s                                                                      50c to $1.00 p e r b a g w o u l d still l e a v e                   F a r m e r s ' Legal Interest." H. H. Hal-
    work          of     the
    sponsored by the local F a r m
                                  state        and        national
                                                                     Bureaus
                                                                               departments
                                                                                          in t h e i r g e n e r a l
                                                                                                                      of    agriculture
                                                                                                                                           programs.
                                                                                                                                                         .is                   R e c o m m e n d a t i o n s f r o m B o a r d of D i r e c t o r s
                                                                                                                                                                               C o n s i d e r a t i o n of R e s o l u t i o n s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           beans bringing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           price.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a very         attractive               l a d a y , s e c r e t a r y of t h e c o l l e g e , w i l l b e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the chairman.                                                         STATKArTOLlS
          There has been m u c h said about family
    and that phrase has usually meant farms
                                                                                                          s i z e d f a r m s in t h e
                                                                                                         of f r o m         80 to 160 B
                                                                                                                                                        past                   MICHIGAN STATE FARM BUREAU ANNUAL BANQUET
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    r>.ir> p . M .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           January 24 Was Date
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Feb.       7 Is "Play Day"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     T h e T h u r s d a y evening program will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                c o n s i s t of e i g h t         entertainment          fea-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HALF CENTURY OLD
    in     size.         Today,             however,              those        ranging                    from        Kit) t o             1320        acres                                  (Bal.l R o o m — U n i o n M e m o r i a l B u i l d i n g )                                                                     For Ionia F. B. Meet                                             t u r e s w i t h J . B . H a s s e l m a n , h e a d of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           J u s t a n even half c e n t u r y h a s pass-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       (Admission by ticket only)                                                                                                Ionia County F a r m Bureau's an-                                                                                                    e d s i n c e t h e M i c h i g a n l e g i s l a t u r e con-
    a r e m o r e n e a r l y of f a m i l y s i z e t h a n t h e f o r m e r .                                       T h i s is t h e            result                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the         publications               department          in        v e n e d f o r t h e first t i m e i n t h e p r e s -
                                                                                                                                                                                                  P r e s i d e n t M. L. N o o n , C h a i r m a n                                                                         nual m e e t i n g was set for T h u r s d a y
    of t h e us.- of m o r e m e c h a n i c a l                          power.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                charge.           T h e p r o g r a m will include a                  ent state capitol building, the                            first
                                                                                                                                                                                           Vice-President W . W. Billings, Toastmaster                                                                                     a f t e r n o o n , J a n . 2 4.       The program
       Probably i                                                                                       that         he                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         concert by the S w a r t z Creek Clown                                regular biennial session having met
                                                                                                                                                                               Banquet Music—Brody Farm Bureau Orchestra                                                                                                    called for a brief                presentation          of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                B a n d , a n o r g a n i z a t i o n of c o l l e g e s t u -        i n t h e n e w b u i l d i n g J a n u a r y , 1879-
                                                                                              ral c o m m u n i t i e s t h a n                         the                                                                                                                                                                 membership plans, followed with a
                                                                                                                                                                               A d d r e s s — W m . B . S t o u t , P r e s i d e n t of t h e S t o u t A i r S e r v i c e .                                                                                                                  d e n t s ; a t h l e t i c s t u n t s b y m e m b e r s of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            g e n e r a l d i s c u s s i o n of p r o b l e m s b e -                                                                                F r o m 1847, w h e n t h e s e a t of g o v e r n -
                                em      of    comparatively                    small              holdings,                 if       successfully                              Old T i m e D a n c i n g P a r t y                                                                                                                                                                              t h e V a r s i t y Club, a t u m b l i n g act by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            fore t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n .   Claude Nash                                                                                        m e n t of t h e s t a t e w a s m o v e d t o L a n -
 maintained.                      On        the other hand, corporation                                          farming               will        never                                                 F r i d a y , F e b r u a r y 8, 9 : 3 0 A. M .                                                                    w a s g i v e n c h a r g e of t h i s d i s c u s s i o n ,         m e m b e r s of co-ed a t h l e t i c c l a s s e s , a             s i n g f r o m D e t r o i t , t o 1879, t h e s t a t e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to bo assisted by Mr. W r i g h t ,                    the           cavalry maneuver exhibition, a parade                                h o u s e w a s a two-story f r a m e struc-
            teed unless                it p r o v e s       to be m o r e               profitable                    than           the      present
                                                                                                                                                                                                               BUSINESS                            SESSION                                                                  Wacousta preacher, who has                          been             of p r i z e - w i n n i n g l i v e s t o c k o w n e d b y         t u r e a t t h e c o r n e r of W a s h i n g t o n a n d
                                                                                       remuneration                          and           therefore
                                                                                                                                                                               A d o p t i o n of R e s o l u t i o n s                                                                                                     doing m u c h good work; as a n o r g a n -                            he college, a sheep-dog exhibition, a                              Allegan streets, one block south and
 more            eomforts,              to    those         actually            doing                   the     work            on     the         farms                       E l e c t i o n of D i r e c t o r s                                                                                                       jizer in this county.                  M r . W r i g h t is            s h o r t h u m o r o u s t a l k b y J . c , H a y s of             o n e b l o c k e a s t of t h e p r e s e n t s i t e ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          \ in c h a r g e of t h e F a r m B u r e a u d i s -                  t h e c o l l e g e staff, a n d a h o r s e p u l l i n g
                                                       Creator            efficiency                       in the p r e s e n t               system                           Adjournment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            n o w occupied b y t h e United Building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          t r i c t which embraces Ionia and a                                   contest with three                     champion        Mich,
 will u p h o l d               it a n d      prevent             the development                               of l a r g e scale                 hold-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         igan teams entered.                                                  i n w h i c h a r e t h e offices of t h e Mich-
                                                                                                                                                               ,                                                                                                                                                          I half dozen other counties.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      igan Real Estate Association.
L.1WAV. JAMARY                           20,     1029
                                                                                                                                                                                         MICHIGAN                     FARM              BUREAU               NEWS                                                                                                                                                        THREE
riTE LEGISLATION                                              a bill i n t r o d u c e d by Sen. George M

     SEEN AT A GLANCE
                                                              Condon, of Detroit.              The bilf stip-
                                                              u l a t e s t h a t t h e jail sentence would
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        State Watches Deer                                           a n d a r e said to be exceedingly t a m e .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          T h e d e e r in B a r r y c o u n t y a r e n o t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               c o u n t r y and a r e     multiplying,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               cording to last r e p o r t s which s t a t e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ac-

         /Continued froi
       •gaging of l a n d s , b o t h s t a t e a n d
                                                              be from 60 to 120 days, however,
                                                              becond offense would               be deemed
                                                                                                                                                  ALFALFA LETTER                                                                                              In Lower Counties
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It m a y prove a s u r p r i s e to some
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     t h e only ones in t h e s o u t h e r n coun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ties.        Several y e a r s a g o some d e e r
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               t h a t t h e r e a r e now 83 in t h e b a n d .
 a
    a teiy       owned, in t h e M u s k e g o n
Jton, following t h e discovery of
                                                              a . felony,, b r i n g i n g a
                                                              term of from
                                                              prison.
                                                                                                  mandatory
                                                                                        6 to 18 m o n t h s in                                       CONTEST                                                                                            citizens of the s t a t e to l e a r n t h a t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        deer a r e n o t confined exclusively to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     w e r e b r o u g h t into L i v i n g s t o n coun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ty for display p u r p o s e s on a p r i v a t e             Modesty in a m a n can be overdone,
    and n a t u r a l g a s , will b e d e a l t                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     p r e s e r v e . L a t e r t h e y were r e l t .                to sleep a t t h e s t e e r i n g w h e e l ,
1/ by n g r o u p of bills. T h e n e t
                                                                                                                                         The Michigan Farm Bureau Seed Service announces that                                                           t h e n o r t h e r n c o u n t i e s of t h e lower
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     They now roam                   the   surrounding         a n d w a k e up playing a h a r p .
                                                                   Rep. C h a r l e s C. Deland                        of De-                                                                                                                           peninsula a n d t h e u p p e r peninsula.
I ] t "of t h e s e bills w o u l d              place        troit, former s e c r e t a r y of s t a t e , h a s
                                                                                                                                    in this and in succeeding issues of the News, and until further
                                                                                                                                    notice, it will give prizes of $5, $3, and $2 for the best three                                                    Only r e c e n t l y t h e         department         of fc
      state c o n s e r v a t i o n c o m m i s s i o n       Offered a p l a n by which t h e s t a t e ' s                                                                                                                                            conservation p r o s e c u t e d a m a n              in
                                                                                                                                    letters received from the News readers on the subject, "My
  , 0 ntrol of t h e d r i l l i n g a n d p r o d u c -
h phase of t h e s e t w o k i n d r e d in-
f t r ies, oil a n d g a s , while t r a n s -
                                                              financial p r o g r a m might be h a n d l e d
                                                              d u r i n g t h e coming b i e n n i u m , with-
                                                              out r a i s i n g t h e state p r o p e r t y tax
                                                                                                                                    Experience With Farm Bureau Alfalfa Seed." Tell us all
                                                                                                                                    about it—up to 500 words.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B a r r y c o u n t y , which         lies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        s o u t h t h a n the s t a t e c a p i t a l , for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        shooting of a deer. T h e a n i m a l was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         further
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FREIGHT RATES
i t i o n »»rt s t o r a g e of t h e s e r e -
L c e g a n d t h e financial structure;
1 operating c o m p a n i e s , w o u l d be
                                                              materially, and                   without
                                                              for i m p o s i n g a 5 per cent s t a t e in-
                                                              come t a x for the raising of addition-
                                                                                                                    necessity            The prize winning letters and others, if space permits,
                                                                                                                                    will be published in the News. Letters published in addition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        one of t h r e e t h a t a r e k n o w n to live
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in t h a t section of t h e s t a t e .            They                 On Farm Commodities
                                                                                                                                    to the prize winners will be awarded $1 each. The contest                                                           a r e frequently sighted by r e s i d e n t s               S o m e t i m e s h a v e o v e r c h a r g e e r r o r s . Do you h a v e y o u r bills a u d i t e d ?
L o l l e d by t h e             public       utilities       al funds.               The plan, broadly, is to
 unission. d a s a n d oil w o u l d t h u s                  r e m o v e a b o u t $5,000,000 from t h e                           starts now. Send your letters to the Editor, Michigan Farm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        r
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    THE TRAFFIC SERVICE DEPARTMENT
   line v i r t u a l l y p u b l i c utilities.              a d m i n i s t r a t i o n ' s a p p r o p r i a t i o n bill,       Bureau News, 221 N. Cedar St., Lansing, Michigan.                                                                                                                                     Of t h e Michigan S t a t e F a r m B u r e a u will cheek up t h e c h a r g e s on
 i e n. C h e s t e r A. Howell, of Sagi-                     a n d to increase t h e                   property          tax                                                                                                                                                                                             y o u r freight bills; file o v e r c h a r g e c l a i m s ; file loss a n d d a m a g e
               he a u t h o r of a bill which                 from t h e proposed $20,000,000 lev-
                                                              el to about $23,000,000.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 BEST FOR WINTER                                          c l a i m s ; w a t c h all freight r a t e s on your farm p r o d u c t s a n d supplies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and be y o u r p e r s o n a l r e p r e s e n t a t i v e to t h e r a i l r o a d s . Claims col-
  jld impose a 3 p e r c e n t m o n t h l y                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              lected free for p a i d - u p F a r m B u r e a u m e m b e r s .
  r erance"i or p r i v i l e g e t a x , on all
 land gas o p e r a t o r s           of t h e s t a t e .
                                                                   Sen. A r t h u r E . Wood, a n t i - a d m i n -
                                                              istration m a n from Detroit, adopted
                                                                                                                                       Prize Winners This Issue                                                                                                                                                                                           No C h a r g e F o r A u d i t i n g

   ' t a x w o u l d be c a l c u l a t e d on t h e          a different m e a n s                 to change             the                                                                                                                                                                                                        Farm Bureau Traffic Department
   itbly gross c a s h m a r k e t v a l u e of
   luction.
                                                              Green financial p r o g r a m , by s u b m i t -
                                                              ting s e p a r a t e a p p r o p r i a t i o n bills for
                                                                                                                                                                    First Prize Winner                                                                                                                                     2 2 1 - 2 2 7 N. C e d a r St.                                                L a n s i n g , Mich.
 [larifieation of t h e l i q u o r viola-                    every s t a t e i n s t i t u t i o n a n d              depart-                                                                                    R o u t e Xo. 1,
        aspect of t h e H a r r i s code of                   ment. T h e offering of t h e bills re-                                                                                                 V.'ayland, Michigan.
   linal p r o c e d u r e , b e t t e r k n o w n as         q u i r e d several             days,        because         of                In 1920 I m a d e up my mind I m u s t h a v e a field of alfalfa, so
     Michigan c r i m i n a l code, will be                   their number.                   T h e bills c o n s t i t u t e       a s to have a s u r e fire hay crop. I w a s , also, convinced t h a t I m u s t
 light a b o u t , it is believed,                    by      t h e different p a r t s of t h e                      blanket       go t h r o u g h all of t h e motions i n s t e a d of j u s t half of t h e m .
 Lnniendations to be m a d e by t h e                         a p p r o p r i a t i o n bill, a l r e a d y i n t r o d u c -                 H e r e is w h a t I did a n d w h a t I got.             I h a d five acres of good
  [mission w h i c h , l a s t session, fram-                 ed. T h e difference b e t w e e n t h e two
                                                                                                                                    s a n d y loam t h a t h a d been to corn t h e y e a r p r e v i o u s , a n d was: sown                                       I N T E R h a s no t e r r o r s for
 Ithe p r o v i s i o n s of          the
            Meeting l a s t week with W i l -
                                              present         w a y s of,             making          appropriations,
                                                              however, is t h a t while t h e l a r g e ap-                         to r y e a n d vetch. T h i s was plowed in J u n e 1 9 2 0 ; a n d two t o n s of
                                                                                                                                    l i m e rock was applied per acre.                         I b o u g h t 100 p o u n d s of F a r m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             W        N o n - C a k i n g s a l t users.
       M. B r u c k e r , a t t o r n e y g e n e r a l       p r o p r i a t i o n bill m i g h t prove diffi-
                                                                                                                                    B u r e a u B r a n d G r i m m alfalfa seed, k e p t t h e g r o u n d t h o r o u g h l y                                     THK G E N U I N E N-C
      Gov. F r e d W . Green, t h e com-                      cult to pass, b e c a u s e of individual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (non-caking salt)
   sion s e e m e d t o lean most favor-                      objections to p a r t s of it, t h e small-                           w o r k e d till A u g u s t 12, when I sowed 16 p o u n d s of t h i s seed p e r
         to ward t h e plan of definitely                     er bills i n t r o d u c e d by S e n a t o r Wood                    a c r e . T h i s was a l i t t l e l a t e , but w a s h e l d up by d r o u g h t . I spiked                           Is strictly n o n - c a k i n g a n d prac-
 loving l i q u o r law v i o l a t i o n s from               could be passed r e a d i l y in individ-                            t h e seed in a n d followed u p with a r o l l e r , as I h a d no c u l t i - p a c k e r .                            tically non-freezing.
      operation of t h e c r i m e                code,       ual i n s t a n c e s w h e r e t h e r e was little                  W e h a d a heavy r a i n a t once, followod by a few d a y s of moist
    r       such       violations,          however,          opposition.                It is S e n a t o r           Wood's                                                                                                                                N o n - C a k i n g salt is p a c k e d in
                                                                                                                                    w e a t h e r ; a n d up it c a m e ; a thick s t a n d a n d a n even one.                                              b a r r e l s , 140, 100, 70, 50, a n d
  lid b r i n g a s e n t e n c e of from 7 V2                idea a p p a r e n t l y , to fight for increas-
                                                              es for m a n y of i n s t i t u t i o n a l bills.                              D u r i n g t h e w i n t e r , a b o u t an a c r e of it w a s covered by an ice                             2 5 p o u n d n o n - s w e a t i n g sacks.
  J5 years in t h e p e n i t e n t i a r y ,        the
   restion of t h e c o m m i s s i o n r e a d s .
                s another plan advanced,
      not so f a v o r a b l y r e g a r d e d .
                                                                  One objection to a n a g r i c u l t u r a l
                                                              a p p r o p r i a t i o n s u g g e s t e d in t h e ad-
                                                              ministration's                   blanket         appropria-
                                                                                                                                     s h e e t a n d I feared it w o u l d winter kill.
                                                                                                                                              I n t h e s p r i n g a s soon a s the frost was out, I w e n t on a t o u r of
                                                                                                                                     inspection, a n d to m y s u r p r i s e and joy, I failed t o find a n y h e a v e d
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     GET THE           GENUINE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Suppose You
                                                              tion bill, c a m e to t h e surface                    last            or dead p l a n t s from a n y cause.
    rimes w h i c h w o u l d be r e g a r d e d
   Iffective for t h e o p e r a t i o n of t h e
   Itual c r i m i n a l provision, would
                                                              week, w h e n Dr. B . J. K i l l h a m , s t a t e
                                                              v e t e r i n a r i a n , s t a t e d t h a t t h e sum of
                                                                                                                                              I paid $66.66 for t h a t 100 pounds of seed b u t I h a d faith in it,
                                                                                                                                     a n d t h a t faith w a s justified. I have cut a s h i g h a s 17 big l o a d s from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Collide With a Post
   [hose for w h i c h t h e p e n a l t y for                $125,000, t o be devoted to i n d e m n i -                            t h i s field in one c u t t i n g , a n d last year t h e first crop yielded 13 loads.
        offense would b r i n g a t e r m in                  ties to f a r m e r s for a n i m a l s s l a u g h t -                                                                                                                                                                                                         or any other stationary object, such as the road bed, a
    m of m o r e t h a n 3 y e a r s .
   Lr v i o l a t i o n s b r i n g a m a x i m u m
                                                      As      ered in t h e bovine T B e r a d i c a t i o n
                                                              c a m p a i g n , w a s i n a d e q u a t e . T h e de-
                                                              p a r t m e n t of a g r i c u l t u r e has r e q u e s t -
                                                                                                                                     Some y e a r s I h a v e c u t it t h r e e times, b u t i t ' s still t h e r e w i t h b u t
                                                                                                                                     little missing. It w o u l d be good indefinitely, b u t for t h e J u n e grass,
                                                                                                                                     w h i c h h a s come in t h i c k l y .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Co-operate                                                           ditch bank, a bridge, the curbstone, or have an upset,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and damage your car?
  Jne y e a r , t h e y w o u l d be a u t o m a t -
  I             luded from t h e code.
   nree " d e a t h b i l l s " have b e e n in-
                                                              ed $250,000 a n n u a l l y for this fund.                                      I k n o w of n i n e a c r e s sowed to c o m m o n t h e s a m e y e a r , which
                                                                                                                                      was p.lowed up two y e a r s a g o , a n d should h a v e b e e n b r o k e n u p soon-                            In Your                                                                 Against such a probability, which certainly is as high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              as colliding with some other car, wouldn't it be a good
   W e d in t h e s e n a t e t h u s far t h i s
    [on. T h e l a t e s t to be t h r o w n in-
    he l e g i s l a t i v e h o p p e r c a m e last
                                                              SHORT HORNS PLAN
                                                                                                                                      er because of w i n t e r injury.
                                                                                                                                               I'm for p u r e a d a p t a b l e seed, and t h e only w a y I can b e s u r e ,
                                                                                                                                      is t h r o u g h o u r S t a t e F a r m B u r e a u g u a r a n t e e .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sales                                                                idea to ask our agent to explain to you our
          from t h e d e s k of Sen. P e t e r B .
     ion, of G e n e s e e county. I t would
   lide e l e c t r o c u t i o n for first          de-
                                                                TO FORM NEW CLUB                                                                                                    Yours truly, •
                                                                                                                                                                                                               F r a n k Crofoot.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Selling livestock direct to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  p a c k e r buyers in t h e c o u n t r y                   Stationary Object Collision
                                                                 The Michigan State College S h o r t
                                                                                                                                                                    Second Prize Letter                                                                           p e r m i t s tiie p a c k e r s to pick o u t
         murder, unless the
       c t i n g t h e accused
       • were entirely circumstantial,
                                             evidence
                                          with       the      Course Association will form a Two
                                                              Generation club at its a n n u a l meet-                                                                                                       R o u t e No. 8,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  t h e good stock a n d d u m p t h e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  light ones on t h e public m a r k e t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Policy
                                                              ing held a t the Union Building, col-                                                                                                Coldwater, M i c h i g a n .                                   where t h e livestock prices a r e                                  Such accidents are expensive, as is shown by several
       j u d g e w o u l d be called u p o n to
                                                              lege campus on Wednesday noon, Feb.                                           In the s p r i n g of 1 9 2 5 , I sowed six acres of alfalfa in w i t h oats.                                         fixed. This reflects on t h e p r o -
       0 this.            Circumstantial            evi-
                                                              6th.                                                                                                                                                                                                d u c e r s ' r e t u r n s by w o r k i n g to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    stationary object collisions just paid: Claim 2428 at
       - w o u l d b r i n g a life t e r m . One                                                                                    I sowed one peck of F a r m B u r e a u Grimm on one a c r e , t h e r e s t j u s t                                                                                                           Croswell, Mich., for $810.33 for repairs; Claim 3518
                                                                 About ten thousand students have                                    common seed.              T h e s t a n d wTas j u s t a b o u t t h e s a m e on t h e whole                                t h e a d v a n t a g e of t h e p a c k e r s .
     |io o t h e r would m a n d a t o r y ,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        at Benton Harbor for $72.57; Claim 3503 at Rockford
       unk        drivers        of     automobiles           taken short course work at t h e Col-                                  field.
                                                              lege, since t h e short courses were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ship y o u r livestock to e i t h e r                        for $69.20; Claim 3050 at Clio for $268.04.
      (1 be j a i l e d , w i t h o u t a n y d i s c r e -                                                                                 T h e next y e a r w h e n I cut t h e field, it w a s j u s t l i k e t a k i n g a                                  t h e Co-operative              Commission
        < f I h e j u d g e , save
          >                                 for      the      startqd, in 1897. The state associa- [
                                                               lion was. :£ormed in 1917. Since t h a t
                                                                                                                                     step down from t h e F a r m B u r e a u G r i m m to t h e o t h e r t h a t came                                           Association, a t E a s t Buffalo,                             The State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co. offers you
     |h of t h e s e n t e n c e , a c c o r d i n g to                                                                              from n o w h e r e in p a r t i c u l a r .                                                                                  N. Y.. or to t h e Michigan Live-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  s t o c k E x c h a n g e , a t D e t r o i t , to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             stationary object protection at very low annual rates.
                                                                                                                                            I cut t h r e e t i m e s a s m u c h per a c r e from t h e F a r m B u r e a u
                                                                                                                                     Grimm as t h e o t h e r .                                                                                                   obtain the most satisfactory re-                           W e are a strong, legal reserve company. W e have an
                                                                                                                                            I'm t h o r o u g h l y sold on F a r m B u r e a u Seed. I will b u y no o t h e r .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  t u r n a n d to s a f e g u a r d your in-                agent near you. Don't delay in seeing him. If you don't
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  t e r e s t as a p r o d u c e r .        These
                                                                                                                                                                                Respectfully,                                                                     t w o concerns a r e co-operative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             know him, or want further information, write us.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              M. L. Tyleir.                                       selling agencies              serving          the                             Be protected before you start on a trip.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Michigan Livestock E x c h a n g e .
                                                                                                                                                                      Third Prize Letter                                                                                                                                                              Michigan State Farm Bureau
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       R o u t e No. 2,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         R o c k f o r d , Michigan.                        Michigan Livestock Exchange                                                                           Lansing, Michigan
                                                                                                                                              My dad s a y s t h a t if I can tell as good a s t o r y a b o u t our, alfalfa                                              Detroit,      Mich.                                                                   MICHIGAN AGENT
                                                                                                                                     p a t c h as I did a b o u t m y g e t t i n g in early t h e o t h e r n i g h t , I s u r e l y
                                                                                                                                     s h o u l d w r i t e you a .letter.                                                                                                                                                    STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTO INS. CO.
                                                                                                                                              Our alfalfa p a t c h h a s n ' t any w h i s k e r s on it yet, it b e i n g only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Producers Co-Op Com. Ass'n                                                                     OF BLOOMINGTON, ILL.
                                                                                                                                     t w o y e a r s old.          W e h a d t r i e d for y e a r s t o g e t a field s t a r t e d , b u t                           E a s t Buffalo, N . Y.
                                                                                                                                     a b o u t t h e t i m e we g o t all set to buy o u r l i m e s t o n e , s o m e t h i n g h e a v y
                                                                                                                                     would step on t h e family wallet, and we w o u l d s u d d e n l y discover
                                                                                                                                     t h a t we needed t h a t field for s o m e t h i n g w h i c h we t h o u g h t w o u l d
                                                                                                                                     b r i n g us in m o r e " d o u g h " .          Like a good m a n y o t h e r f a r m e r s we
                                                                                                                                     s e e m e d to have to r u n l i k e h — to s t a y w h e r e we w e r e , let a l o n e t r y
                                                                                                                                     o u t a n y of t h e s e n e w - f a n g l e d n o t i o n s . F i n a l l y , h o w e v e r , o u r c o u n t y




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NO Wyou c a n b u y
                                                                                                                                     a g e n t g o t so b l a m e d pestiferous, a n d 60 m a n y of t h e n e i g h b o r s
                                                                                                                                     blossomed out w i t h little green p a t c h e s of alfalfa t h a t we got p l u m
                                                                                                                                     a s h a m e d of ourselves a n d j u s t wTent a h e a d a n d g o t t r u s t e d for t h e
                                                                                                                                     m o n e y . I t ' s funny a b o u t t h e s e b a n k e r s , t h e y can look a s h a r d boiled
                                                                                                                                     a s a S c o t c h m a n at a circus when you t a l k a b o u t a new car or s o m e -
                                                                                                                                     t h i n g like t h a t , b u t t h e y certainly come o u t of t h e i r " F r i g i d a i r e "
                                                                                                                                     w h e n t h e y h e a r t h a t w o r d , alfalfa.
                                                                                                                                              Of course, we b o u g h t F a r m B u r e a u seed of t h e G r i m m v a r i e t y .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           genuine QUMHAM
     iiially w e get -what w e pay for                                                                                               Since we h a d waited t h i s long, we d i d n ' t w a n t to flirt a r o u n d w i t h



          T
                 HERE a r c a n u m b e r o f g r a d e s o f o y s t e r s h e l l selling a t
                 various prices.
                                                                                                                                     a n y weak-livered S o u t h e r n - b r e d sister.
                                                                                                                                              W e s c r a t c h e d a r o u n d c o n s i d e r a b l e on t h a t piece t h a t s u m m e r ,
                                                                                                                                     a n d finally p l a n t e d it on t h e d r y e s t d a y of t h e d r y e s t m o n t h in t h e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tillage Tools
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     At the Lowest Prices ever offered
                                                                                                                                     d r y e s t y e a r since all t h e c a m e l s left K a n s a s .
                                                                                                                                     A u g u s t , 1927. Somhow, t h a t field pulled t h r o u g h w h e n alfalfa seed-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         I guess it was in                                                                                                    through the Farm Bureau Supply
               T h e p r i c e is a l w a y s g o v e r n e d b y t h e g r a d e o f shell itself.
                                                                                                                                     ings w e r e fainting a n d f a d i n g out like t h e s e movie                                     picture                                                                                             Service
               W e c o u l d — w i t h c u r large production a n d unlimited                                                        " m a m m a s " on a n A r a b d e s e r t .
          s o u r c e o f s u p p l y — s e l l j u s t c r u s h e d o y s t e r shell a t a l o w e r                                       L a s t s u m m e r we d i d n ' t get a n y v a c a t i o n a t all, because we                                                                                                                    F o r some time we h a v e been s u p p l y i n g the fam-
                                                                                                                                     h a d to spend s o m u c h t i m e in t h a t alfalfa field. B e t w e e n c u t t i n g s                                                                                                                   ous D U N H A M Culti-Paeker           and       Culti-IIoe t o
          p r i c e t h a n a n y o t h e r c r u s h e r ; b u t w e w o u l d give y o u j u s t
                                                                                                                                     we tired o u r h o r s e s all o u t a n d w o r e o u t o u r h a y i n g tools w h i l e                                                                                                                   Michigan farmers at a r e m a r k a b l e s a v i n g in cost.
          w h a t y c u g e t i n low p r i c e s h e l l , w h i c h is t h e m o s t expensive                                     c h a s i n g a r o u n d a 15 acre field of mixed h a y t r y i n g to find seven                                                                                                                           N o w we ean a p p l y the s a m e s a v i n g s t o t h e com-
          shell you can buy.                                                                                                          loads which we h a d figured w e r e out t h e r e . W e harvested" n e a r l y                                                                                                                             plete D U N H A M line — including                 Spike    and
                                                                                                                                     t h r e e t i m e s as m u c h hay from t w o - t h i r d s t h e a c e r a g e w i t h o u r                                                                                                                S p r i n g Tooth H a r r o w s , Disc H a r r o w s a n d P u l -
               W e e l i m i n a t e all t h e w a s t e a n d p o i s o n o u s m a t t e r , a n d t h e                            alfalfa. F i g u r e t h a t out n e x t w i n t e r !                                                                                                                                                      verisers.
          rat-gathcrir.g, bad-smelling odor. N o n e o f which h a s any                                                                       Since we've been feeding alfalfa to o u r cows this w i n t e r t h e y
                                                                                                                                      j u s t w o n ' t look at a n y o r d i n a r y h a y a n y m o r e , a n d t h e o t h e r n i g h t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CULTI-PACKER
          v a l u e t o y c u r fowl a n d is a b o u t 4 0 % o f w h a t y o u w o u l d                                                                                                                                                                     Crushes clods, levels g r o u n d a n d m u l c h e s sur-
                                                                                                                                      when we fed a little l a t e , we h a d to " b e a n " one or t w o of t h e m on
          b u y in low-priced s h e l l .                                                                                             t h e h e a d to keep t h e m from c o m i n g t h r o u g h t h e s t a n c h i o n s after it.                        face. Unequaled for re-setting w i n t e r heaved
                                                                                                                                      W e feed t h e leavings to t h e horses a n d t h e leaves t h a t s h a t t e r                                        wheat. Perfect for covering clover a n d alfalfa
               PILOT          BRAND             OYSTER              SHELL-FLAKE                   is    priced                                                                                                                                                seed. H a n d l e s all e a r l y c u l t i v a t i o n . S i x sizes
                                                                                                                                      off to t h e chickens.
           s l i g h t l y h i g h e r t h a n e t h e r shell, b e c a u s e it h s o p r e p a r e d a s                                                                                                                                                    — 4 y 2 to 11 feet.
                                                                                                                                               I forgot to tell you t h a t we b o u g h t s o m e p u r e b r e d G u e r n s e y s
           t o a l w a y s give r c o lbs. c f o y s t e r s h e l l t h a t y o u r h e h s will e a t .                             a n d Ma raised a b o u t a h u n d r e d W h i t e L e g h o r n p u l l e t s to feed t h a t                                                    $34.00 t o $89.95

           I t is t h e c h e a p e s t o y s t e r s h e l l e n t h e m a r k e t .                                                h a y to.
                                                                                                                                              Our family w a l l e t is b e g i n n i n g to swell a little now, a n d Ma                                        DUNHAM—
                P I L O T E R A K D would not                                                                                        h a s b e g u n to s u g g e s t a l r e a d y t h a t may be n e x t fall, if we h a v e a good                            D U t t H A M Tillage Tools have a n a d m i r a b l e
                   tg b r a n d o f O y s t e r S h c l                                                                              crop of alfalfa, Dad a n d I can get s o m e n e w overalls ( w e r e a l l y                                               r e p u t a t i o n f o r q u a l i t y of t h e h i g h e s t s o r t i n
                                                                                                                                     d o n ' t need t h e m , b u t t h e m womenfolks a r e g e t t i n g k i n d a ' p a r t i c u l a r                       Workmanship and ilaterials.                             The DFN-
           this were n o t so.                                                                                                       these days).                                                                                                                1IA.M C u l t i - P a e k e r i s n o t e d a s b e i n g " u s e f u l
                                                                                                                                              I h e a r d one of t h o s e college " f e l l e r s " telling j u s t t h e o t h e r day                         in m o r e w a y s on m o r e d a y s " t h a n a n y o t h e r
                                                                                                                                     a b o u t this new H a r d i g a n v a r i e t y t h a t yields a lot of seed a s well a s                                  field i m p l e m e n t .       The D U N H A M Company
                                                                                                                                     hay.                                                                                                                        h a s l o n g b e e n a n a r d e n t s u p p o r t e r of t h e                                              CULTI-HOE
                                                                                                                                              Gosh! I guess we'll seed t h e f a r m to alfalfa a n d q u i t m o n k e y -                                      F a r m Bureau; but only recently have we                                         W i t h o u t d o u b t t h e m o s t a d v a n c e d t y p e of r o t a r y
      ripk screened                                                                                                                  in' with t h e s e dod-gasted cash crops t h a t d o n ' t b r i n g a n y c a s h .                                        been able to q u o t e such r o c k - b o t t o m p r i c e s                     h o c on t h e m a r k e t . S t r o n g e r i n e v e r y p a r t   and
                                                                                                                                                                                    Sincerely,                                                                   on t h e i r e n t i r e line.                                                    cultivates more thoroughly than others.
     f' and Chick sizes                                                                                                                                                                                  J. Wallace Clark,                                       Y o u r n e a r e s t F a r m B u r e a u .supply service


     Mrs Everywhere
                                                                             PILOT                                                            r . S. P l e a s e save u s some H a r d i g a n seed.

                                                                                                                                  time the short course s t u d e n t s have dan Reed, of Richland, p r e s i d e n t of
                                                                                                                                  held an annual get-together          during the association, s t a t e s t h a t a n u m b e r
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 distributor can show you D U N H A M imple-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ments. W r i t e t o d a y for circular and price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 l i s t . E a s y p a y m e n t s if d e s i r e d .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     S i x Sizes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4 y 2 To 11 F e e t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $34 T o $89.95
                                                                                          BRAND                                   F a r m e r s ' Week.                         of special features will be worked
      > T ER SHELL                                                                                                                   Short course students, p r e s e n t a n d into the m e e t i n g on F e b r u a r y 6. Pres-
     ^ C DUCTS
     PRORATION-
                                                               OYSTER SH                                                          past, whose parents were also s h o r t ident Robert S. Shaw and Dean J. F .
                                                                                                                                  course students, are to receive special Cox will be guests at the dinner. The                                                             Michigan Farm Bureau Supply Service
                                                                                                                                  recognition at the 1929 meeting. P r e s i d e n t and t h e Dean a r e sched-
     fuiUi'»c£t.LoUij,Mo.                                                                                                        1 Places a r e to be reserved a n d a club uled for a discussion on                     Michigan                                                                                            Lansing, Michigan
                                                                                                                                 [will be formed which is to be known State College and Michigan Agricul-
                                                                                                                                  as the Two Generation Club. Sheri- ture.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  J
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SATURDAY, JANUARY 20
                                                                                                                     MICHIGAN              FARM       BUREAU             NEWS                                                                                                                                                tfe
FOUR                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The executive committee of the
                                                                                                                                FARM BUREAU ASKS                                Experiment on Milk I milk products companies recently
OBJECTION RAISED KENT ACTS UPON I                                                                                                 ADDED PROTECTION
                                                                                                                                                                                      W o c f o c I * F r u i t f u l 'met with state pollution control of-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Wastes is r r u i u m i ^ ^ arrange thcir program for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GarlocK-'Williams r
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 6 1 4 O r l e a n s St.
                                                                                        Farm Bureau's                                                                                                                                                                              ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Detroit
 TO TB FUND SLASH RESOLUTIONS AT                                                         Tax Counselor
                                                                                                                                    FOR BEET GROWERS
                                                                                                                                       ( C o n t i n u e d from najje o n e )
                                                                                                                                                                                          The experimental work on milk the present year.
                                                                                                                                                                                    waste, now being carried on at                       An instrument for determining the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             T o u r s n i p m e n t s of poultry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             y         h               of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             a n d veal a r e solicited. T n i . **«
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ^ ^ ^ ^ ^Information ^ ^ ^ on"reqaand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             market      ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ sent ^        nd
 BY BUDGET "RULER"  ANNUAL MEETING                                                                                              directly affected by foreign impor- Michigan State College, in co-opera- nature of the fibre in any cloth is
                                                                                                                                tations of radish seed. The Michi- tion with the Michigan Milk Prod- being manufactured.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  u



                                                                                                                                gan production of thi3 crop runs ucts companies is progressing. The
Says " A g " Department Will Favors Tariff Readjustment                                   For some weeks now your Tax           from ^ 5,000^ to^ 7,000^ acres ^ annually, s u l t s of this effort are proving
                                                                                                                                  __ ^^^ ^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^_re
                                                                                      Counsellor has been receiving let-        D.e showed, with the product of a v e r y g r a tifying in controlling pollu-
  be Handicapped Unless it      A n d Township Aid in                                 ters from Farm Bureau             members
    Gets Amount Asked                Road Program
                                                                                      and others, representative samples
                                                                                      of which have been printed in this
                                                                                      column, together with his replies.
                                                                                                                                                                y over the s e e d | t i o n o f M i c h i g a n l a k e s a n d streams
                                                                                                                                imported. The tariff protection for Many theories have been proven and
                                                                                                                                this crop should be eight cents a new methods discovered that were
                                                                                                                                pound instead of four cents, he con- believed to be impossible in connec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A n Invitation
SEEK STATEWIDE AID Indorsement was given at the an- While each letter has carried a point                                       tended, and he sought to have a rate tion with milk waste disposal.                                             Farmers' Week at State College February 4 to 9 will
                                           nual meeting of the Kent County of its own, there is another, and far                of four cents a pound duty levied                                                                            soon be here. It includes the annual meetings of the State
Dairy Industry Will Suffer ed income tax Jan. 18, to the propos- more important lesson which should
                                           Farm Bureau,                                                                          on vetch instead of the existing is to be represented later hy Earl
                                                                plan of financing the be called to your attention.              duty of two cents.               Michigan is the McCarty, of Port Huron, who will                            Farm Bureau, February 7-8, and State Farm Mutual
        Under Appropriations               state's program           of institutional     Perhaps you have noticed that in      only vetch-producing state in this present some very valuable testi-                                         Auto insurance agents February 6. Many members will
                                           building and to efforts of various almost every instance it has been                  country, he pointed out.                             mony for the chickory growers of
           As Now Scheduled                agricultural        interests   throughout necessary for the Counsellor to ad-           Michigan farmers saw the price the state. His plea will be for a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             be in Lansing, including you, we hope.
                                           the country to obtain a readjustment vise his correspondents that                 theyfor vetch seed drop from 12% cents                   three-cent duty on crude chickory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ^While here visit the Farm Bureau Clothing Depart-
     Very definitely opposing the state of tariffs on imports that enter this have lost their chance to take ef-                 to six cents this past season, due to and six cents a pound on chickory
administration's motion, through rec- country in direct competition with fective action by waiting too long                      heavy buying of foreign vetch seed,                  otherwise prepared, which would                         ment. Our suitings, overcoats, bed blankets, auto robes
ommendation of the state budget our agricultural products.                            before they made any protest. This         making the crop unprofitable for mean a doubling of the duty in each                                         and underwear are well worth seeing. We always have
director, to cut the appropriation for         The organization also went on is no unusual situation. It is a sad                the Michigan growers, most of whom instance.
bovine        tuberculosis     eradication record as favoring a distribution of but true fact that the average tax-                                                                         Each Farm Bureau and Co-op                        many Farm Bureau visitors Farmers' Week. They like
                                                                                                                                 live in the potato producing area
work, Dr. B. J. Killham, state veter- part of the highway funds of the payer sleeps on the job and then                          where the potato crop has been a                     member by writing his Congress-                         to see and we like to have them see this department.
inarian, in an official       letter this state so that townships will benefit tries to lock the barn after the horse            failure during several seasons.                       man will add very materially in
week, pictures Michigan as the by a portion of the tax paid for gaso- is stolen. During the coming year                             The tariff             of one and three- building up substantial support to                                 We take many suit or overcoat measurements that
former leader among all states in line to enable authorities to main- it is going to be the Tax Counsellor's                     fourths cents a pound on dry beans the claims of the applicants who                                          week and file them for the time when the visitor wants
this undertaking and now as one on tain open rural roads throughout a privilege to help Farm                              Bureau should be raised to four cents, ac- have given of their time and ex-                                         to order by mail. It's free and there is no obligation.
the verge of a retreat unless effort greater part of the year.                         farmers to get their locks on the         cording to his testimony on behalf perience in preparing and present-
is not lost in getting the necessary            Election of officers       was made old barn before it is too late.              of the Michigan bean industry.                        ing the testimony given before the                     You're here and it's a good time to get your measure-
appropriations through the Legisla- with 110 members at the meeting.                       Within two months new assess-            The Michigan State Farm Bureau ways and means committee.                                                  ments. Don't forget that the Farm Bureau members in
ture this winter for the ensuing two They were guests of the Grand Rap- ment rolls will be in the making and
years' program.                            ids Association of Commerce at the proceedings will be under way for                                                                                                                              good standing receive 5 per cent cash discount (at time of

                                                                                                                                 Safety C                                                                      First
      With 172,000 cattle to be tested noon luncheon in the Association of the sale of real estate delinquent                                                    Slate mutual Rodded Fire                9l
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             purchase) on all their purchases in this department.
 in counties on the waiting list where Commerce building, Grand Rapids. for taxes. A letter now telling us                                                       Insurance Co., of Itlich.
 i stimated indemnities for cattle that         Melville M. McPherson, of Low- of your difficulties and needs may                                                     HOME O F F I C E - FLINT. MICH.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CLOTHING DEPARTMENT
will have to be slaughtered will ell, was elected president; Leo Riggs, make it possible for the Tax Coun-                               Poverty is staring you in the face if you are carrying your own
 amount to $263,000 and with an- vice president; Ira M. Dean, secre- sellor to assist you in taking the
 other 144,000 cattle in the counties tary; Charles Montgomery, Miles proper action to protect, your inter-
                                                                                                                                      Fire Insurance. Many a farmer has lost his farm or labored under
                                                                                                                                      a mortgage the remainder of his life by neglecting to buy a geod
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Michigan State Farm Bureau
 where work is under way and must Bowman, F. J. Walsh and Floyd ests.                                                                 fire insurance policy.                                                                                221-227 N. Cedar St.                                         Lansing, Mich.
 be completed, with estimated indem- Veiter, directors for two years. Mr.                                                                Let us protect you. We have more insurance in force and more
 nities here amounting to $295,000, Yeiter was elected to succeed John                      For those who have not yet paid
                                                                                                                                      cash assets than any Farm Mutual Fire Insurance Co, in Michigan.
 the Department of Agriculture has Livingston, who asked the privilege their taxes, it is well to remember                                   W. T. Lewis, Sec'y, 710 P . P . Smith Bldg., Flint, Mich.
 asked that appropriations of $250,000 of retiring from the directorate after that after March 1 an additional
 a year be approved by the Legisla- having served for nine years. M. B. penalty of three-fourths of one per
 ture but this amount was slashed in McPherson, William J. Thomas and cent is imposed for each month or
 two by the state budget director be- S. J. Cowan were picked as delegates part of a month of delay.
 fore the Legislature had opportunity to attend the annual convention of Farm Bureau Tax Counsellor,
  to consider the matter.
      The $250,000 would he nearly February.
  $30,000 less per year than the esti-

  points out.
                                            the Michigan State Farm Bureau in Dear Sir:—
                                                                                             "I am writing you to see if any-
                                                                                        thing can be done about our taxes.
  mated indemnity costs, Dr. Killham the number of cattle exported was We are old; my husband is not well
                                            approximately 5,000 less than dur- enough to do one day's work; had
                                                                                                                                  Wise Men will Buy
      By appropriating the estimated ing the previous year. The contin- a paralytic stroke and so we rent our
  amount required to carry on this ued exportation of large numbers of place. Have rented for about eight
  work effectively        throughout the dairy cattle may not be desirable, years and the taxes are so high. Will
  state, the counties and federal gov- but the fact remains that the east- you please answer and tell me if
  ernment       would provide       another ern demands are not diminishing there is any way to get them exempt-
  $571,000, a major part of which and buyers formerly attracted to ed and oblige."
                                                                                                                                    Farm Bureau Alfalfa NOW
  will not be made available if the state Michigan are going elsewhere.                                                "W. G."                       There is a shortage of seed adapted to Michigan and the northern United States.
  appropriation falls down.                       "The proposed appropriations will          The tax law of Michigan provides
                                             not take care of the work actually
      Dr. Killham's letter, as just is- under way which must be completed exemption for "the real and personal
                                                                                                                                                         Drying winds and early frost cut Utah's 1928 alfalfa seed crop, a principal
  sued, follows:                             and the testing rendered necessary
                                                                                         property of persons who, in the op-                         source of supply, from the past three years' average of 16,000,000 lbs. to 4,000,000
      "Despite requests to the contrary, by city ordinances, importations, ex- inion of the supervisors and Board                                    lbs. of cleaned seed. Other seed producing areas harvested short crops.
  it is proposed to reduce the amount hortations, sales, additions to herds of Review, by reason of poverty,
  provided for indemnities for react- and fair regulations. If tests are are unable to contribute toward the                                             Alfalfa acreages are increasing. Seed prices are advancing for 1929. W e
  ing cattle to $125,000 for each of required by laws and regulations, public charges."                         This    exemption
  the next two fiscal years. This rep- why should the owner of reactors privilege is very sparingly                           used,                  expect additional advances as seeding time approaches.
  resents an appropriation of less than found not be entitled to prompt in- however. In many districts there are
  half of the average for biennial pe- demnity payment?                                  so many people having trouble to                                W e advise getting your Farm Bureau alfalfa seed from your local distributor
  riods since the inauguration of the I "With the exception of two coun- pay their taxes that it is hardly pos-                                      AT ONCE and taking advantage of his present price. New stocks of seed
  area tuberculosis eradication cam                                                      sible to give any special considera-
                                               ies, the territory in which work is tion along this line. The truth of
  palgn.                                      tow under way on an intensive basis
                                                                                                                                                     undoubtedly will cost more. If you have no local distributor, write us.
      "The official regulatory organiza s all in the Detroit milk area. The the matter is that such an exemption
  tions will function in the best man- Detroit ordinance permits no alterna- is largely obtained at the expense of
  ner possible with the funds made tive bul to test if the market in that others living in your township and                                                                        FARM B U R E A U S E E D                                   DISTRIBUTORS
  available, but this matter is now in •ity is to be open to cattle owners-. school district.                 Any school taxes
   the hands of the legislature and it i: The counties due for accreditation or township taxes which one may es-                      Akron—Roy Scears.                                 Fife Lake—Gleaner Farm Pro. Company.             Marlette Farmers Co-Op.                     Quincy Co-Op Company.
   up to the persons and organizations must be retested promptly if the cape by this means are necessarily                            Albion Elevator Company
                                                                                                                                      Allegan Farmers Co-Op.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Flint—J. H. Taylor.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Fowler Farmers Co-Op Elevator.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Marine City Farmers Elevator.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Marcellus—Four County Co-Op.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ravenna Inc. Butter Company.
   directly and indirectly affected by cattle therein are to continue to be levied on the remaining property,                                                                           Fowlerville Farmers Co-Op.                                                                   Reading Co-Op Company.
                                                                                                                                      Amble Marketing Association.                                                                       Marne—Berlin Co-Op Company.                 Reese Farm Bureau.
   the work to decide whether Michigan considered as under Federal and and if that property is already over-                          Ann Arbor—Chas. McCalla.
                                                                                                                                      Atwater Co-Op Elevator Company.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Frankenmuth Farm Bureau Co-Op.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Fremont Co-Op Produce Co.                        Martin Farmers Co-Op.                       Remus Marketing Association.
   is to go forward, mark time or re- State supervision. It has previous- taxed, it is easy to see that the su-                                                                                                                                                                      Richmond—Weeks Brothers.
                                                                                                                                      Auburn; Farmers Co-Op.                                                                             Mason—Ingham County Farm Bureau.            Richland—C. F. Bissell.
   treat.                                    !
                                                                                         pervisor and Board of Review will            Avoca—Kerr & Collins                              Gagetown Local.                                  Maybee Farm Bureau.                         Rives Junction—Rives Co-Op Assoc
                                               y been intimated that unless herds be very reluctant to give the exemp-                                                                  Galien—Lynn J. Pardee.                           McBride Marketing Association.              Rochester Farmers Elevator.
       "Until very recently we enjoyed an ire under supervision, milk will not                                                        Bad Axe—Farmers Elevator Company.                 Gaylord    Otsego Co-Op Association.                                                         Rockford Co-Op Company.
   enviable position in the National be accepted in Chicago or Detroit.                  tion.                                        Bangor Co-Op Association.                         Gladwin—Farmers Shpg. Association.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         McBain—Farmers Whse. Association.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rodney Co-Op Association.
                                                                                              There is another possibility for                                                                                                           McGregor Farm Bureau.                       Rogers City Co-Op Mktg. Associat
   Tuberculosis Eradication Campaign                                                                                                  Barryton Potato Association.                      Goodrich Coal Company.
                                                   "The indemnity fund is basic in reducing your taxes, that might be                                                                   Gowen Marketing Association.                     Memphis Co-Op Company.                      Romulus Farm Bureau.
   leading all of the dairy states in ac- a project of this nature. The coun-                                                         Batavia Co-Op Company.                            Grand Blanc Co-Op Elevator.                      Mentha—A. M. Todd Company.                  Roscommon—Earl Carlson.
   tual work performed, but other ties have provided funds for operat- called to your attention. If your                              Battle Creek Farm Bureau Association.             Grand Haven Farm Bureau.                         Merrill Shipping Association.               Ruth Co-Op Company.
                                                                                                                                      Beaverton—Sam Asch.                               Grand Rapids Growers, Inc.
   states are now gaining rapidly be- ing expenses, but the indemnities farm does not exceed 160 acres, it                            Belding Co-Op Company.                            Grand Ledge Produce Company.                     Metamora—Hadley Agrl. Association.          Saginaw Farm Bureau Supply Sto
   cause they are putting more into the must be paid by the Federal Bureau is possible for you to place not over                                                                        Grant Creamery Company.                          Middleville Co-Op Association.              Saline Mercantile Company.
                                                                                                                                      Bellevue Co-Op Elevator.                          Grayling—Crawford Co-Op.                         Midland Farm Bureau Supply Store.           Sandstone—Fred T. Sackrider.
   project. It would have been ex- and State. The Federal Indemnity one-fourth of this area under the                                 Bellaire—Farmers Marketing Association.           Grass Lake Farmers Elevator.                     Millington Farm Bureau.                     Saranac—Fred E. Cahoon.
    tremely difficult to maintain our fund provided will bear a direct wood lot tax act of 1917. When                                 Benton Center Fruit Association.                  Greenville Co-Op Association.                    Milan—Henry Hartman.                        Saugatuck Fruit Exchange.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Schoolcraft—Geo. H. Stuart.
    position with a normal appropria- ratio to the State appropriation.                  land is set aside as a wood lot it is        Beulah—Benzie Co-Op.                                                                               Millburg Growers Exchange.                  Scotts—Walter Horsfall.
                                                                                                                                      Big Rapids Co-Op Association.                     Hamilton Farm Bureau.
    tion and without such financial sup-                                                 exempt from annual taxation except                                                             Harbor Beach—Geo. Wruble.                        Minden City—Farmers Elev. Company.          Scottville—Mason County Co-Op.
                                                   "If you believe in the tuberculosis on a valuation of $1.00 per acre.              Birch Run—Bryan J. Smith.                         Harrison Elevator Company.                       Montrose—J. J. Hill.                        Shelby—New Era Association.
    port we will slip into the ruck.          eradication campaign, your senator                                                      Blanchard Wholesale Association.                  H a r t Co-Op Association.                       Monroe—Monroe Farm Bureau Local.            Sherwood Co-Op Association.
       "Prior to last year, Michigan's ex- and representative should be so ad- You may cut fire wood and build-                       Boyne City Co-Op Company.                         Hartford Grain Co-Op Elevator.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Hartland—W. C. Wakeman & Son.                    Montague—White Lake Marketing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Silverwood—M. D. Lynch.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sidney Marketing Association.
    portations of dairy cattle showed a vised immediately."                               ing material from this land for             Bridgewater—Farmers Produce Co.                   Harvard Marketing Association.                     Association.                              Smith Creek—B. H. & H. E. Neal
    consistent increase, but during 1928                                                  your own use, but any other cuttings        Britton—Paul Clement.                             Haslett Elevator Association.                ,   Montgomery—Tri-State Co-Op.                 Snover Co-Op Elevator.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Hastings Co-Op Elevator.                         Morrice—F. E. Church.                       Sodus Fruit Exchange.
                                                                                          are subject to a cutting tax. If you        Bronson Co-Op Association.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Hemlock Co-Op Creamery Company.                  Mt. Clemens—Farmers Milling Co.             South Lyons—J. B. Calhoun.
                                                                                          wish to know more about this wood           Brown City—M. W. Frey.                            Hersey Produce Association.                      Mt. Pleasant Co-Op Elevator.                South Haven Fruit Exchange.
                                                                                                                                      Brooklyn Co-Op Association.                       Highland Produce Association.                    Muir Farm Bureau.                           Sparta Co-Op Association.
                                                                                          lot tax, I would advise you to see          Brunswick—Tri-County Farm Bureau.                 Hillsdale Co-Op Company.                         Munith Co-Op Association.                   Springport—Croel Elevator Compa
                                                                                          your county treasurer.                                                                        Hillman Marketing Association.                   Muskegon Heights Co-Op Dairy.               Stanton Elevator Company.
                                                                                                                                      Buchanan—St. Joe Valley Shipping                                                                   New Lothrop—G. C. Dillon.
         Build Farm Income                                                                    In any event, I would suggest
                                                                                          that you see the supervisor of the
                                                                                          township, and explain your situation
                                                                                                                                         Association.
                                                                                                                                      Burr Oak Co-Op Association.
                                                                                                                                      Byron—-J. Fred Smith.
                                                                                                                                      Byron Center Co-Op Company.
                                                                                                                                      Cadmus Farm Bureau Association.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Holland Co-Op Association.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Homer Farmers Elevator.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Hopkins Co-Op Creamery.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Howell—Livingston Co-Op.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Hudsonville Co-Op Association.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         New Boston—Huron F. Bur. Association.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         New Haven Farmers Elevator.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Newberry—V. F. Gormely.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Stanwood Marketing Association.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sault Ste. Marie—Chippewa Com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Co-Op Company.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Stephenson Marketing Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sterling—Farmers Co-Op Associal
       • With Farm Bureau Feeds                                                           to him as carefully as you have to
                                                                                          me.     It may be that he will find it
                                                                                                                                      Cadillac Co-Op Company.
                                                                                                                                      Caledonia Farmers Elevator Company.
                                                                                                                                      Carland—Lloyd Purves.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Hudson—Farmers Co-Op Association.

                                                                                                                                                                                         Ida Farmers Co-Op Company.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Nessen City—Buckley Mktg. Association.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Niles—St. Joe Valley Shipping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Association.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Stevensville—St. Joe Michigan t i
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Association.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     St. Charles—W. C. Terry.
                                                                                          possible to advise you as to whether        Caro Farmers Elevator.                             Ironwood—Raymond Dick.                          North Star—Roy Wolfe.                       St. Johns Agricultural Associatio
              Jones and Brown of Caesopolis have Blacky, a five year old                  you should take action along the            Carsonville Farm Bureau.                                                                           North Street—Guy B. Sischo.                 St. Louis—F. L. Sonley.
                                                                                                                                      Capac—Chas. Stiehr.                                Jackson—Geo. Loomis.                            Northport—Leelanau Township Farm            St. Clair—Jno. Mau & Company.
         Holstein-Jersey grade, they bought as a two year old, for $40. This              lines I have outlined. He is natur-         Caseville—W. A. Gwinn.                             Jamestown—Farmers Co-Op.                           Bureau.                                  Sturgis Co-Op Association.
         past year this cow, with good feed and management gave her own-                                                              Cass City—Farm Produce Co.                         Jeddo—Edw. J. O'Connor.                          North Adams—F. I. Williams & Son.          Sunfield—Fred Jackson.
                                                                                          ally more familiar with your situa-         Cass City—Greenleaf Farm Bureau.                                                                    Norway Farm Bureau.                        Suttons Bay—Leelanau Potato urc
                                                                                                                                                                                         Jones Co-Op Association.
         ers a return above feed cost of $234.31.                                         tion than I, and the chances are that       Cassopolis—Central Farmers Association.            Jonesville—Grill Hardware Co.                    North Branch—Webster Elevator Co.          Swartz Creek—Harry Jennings.
                                                                                                                                      Cedar Produce Exchange.                                                                             Okemos Elevator Company.
                                                                                          he will want to do whatever he can          Cedar Springs—Harry Shaw.                                                                           Onekama Farm Bureau.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (Flint R - l ) .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Swartz Creek—Wilbur Short.
                                      HER RECORD                                          to help you. If he thinks it unwise         Centreville Co-Op Association.                     Kalamazoo—Farmers Produce Company.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ortonville Shipping Association.
                                                                                                                                      Central Lake Marketing Association.                Kaleva—Co-Op Merc. & Pro. Co.
              Milk      Fat      Value of         Total Cost          Returns              for you to attempt to obtain either                                                           Kent City Farm Bureau.                           Ottawa Lake—Whiteford Township              Tekonsha—Farmers Co-Op Compa
                                                                                                                                      Charlevoix Co-Op Association.                                                                         Farm Bureau.
                                                                     Above F e e d                                                    Charlotte—Farmers Elevator Company.                Kingsley Co-Op Association.                                                                  Three Oaks Shipping Association
               Lbs.      Lbs.     Product           Of F e e d                             of the exemptions mentioned, he may        Cheboygan—Hub Mercantile Company.                                                                   Parma Co-Op Beardslee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Owosso—R. V.Elevator Company.               Three Rivers Co-Op Exchange.
                                                                        Costs             be willing to reduce your valuation         Chelsea—F. W. Merkley.                             Lake Odessa Co-Op Association.                   Oxford Co-Op Elevator.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Paw Paw Co-Op Association.                  Traverse City—Farmers Co-Op A
                                                                                                                                      Chesaning—Lee D. Ferden.                           Lakeview Marketing Association.                  Pellston—Jno. D. Robinson.
               14011.5 737.2       $383.84            $140.53         $234.31              somewhat, so that you will get par-        Clinton Grain Company.                             Lapeer—C. F. Smith.                              Perry—C. H. Arnold.                           ation.                _
                                                                                           tial relief at least.                       Clio—W. C. Price.                                 Lawrence Co-Op Association.                      Petersburg—Farmers Marketing &              Traverse City—Ruthardt Growers
              No credit was given her in the above accounting for skim milk,                                                          Coldwater Co-Op Company.                           Lennon—Earl West.                                  Supply Company.                             Association.
                                                                                               I might add that if your husband       Coleman Farm Bureau Association.                   Leonard Farm Bureau.                             Pewamo Farm Bureau.                         Trufant Farm Bureau.
         BO she is entitled to $44.34 more profit at the rate of 35 cents per                                                         Coloma—Berrien Fruit Association.                  Leroy Marketing Association.                     Pinckney—J. B. Livermore & Son.             Tustin Co-Op Association.
                                                                                           is a veteran of the Spanish-Ameri-          Colon Elevator Company.                           Lewiston Marketing Association.                  Plainwell Farmers Co-Op Association.
         hundred pounds of skim milk. Blacky ate 7 V2 pounds of grain for                  can, Civil, or Mexican wars, there          Constantine Co-Op Association.                    Linden—Claus Tiedman.                            Plymouth—Levi Clemens.                      Union City Co-Op Company.
                                                                                                                                       Concord Co-Op Company.                            Litchfield Shippers Association.                 Pontiac—Quality Feed Store.
         each pound of fat produced.                                                       are certain exemptions to which you         Coopersville Co-Op Elevator Company.              Ludington Fruit Exchange.                        Portland Farm Bureau.                        Van—David Inglis.
         i                              Her Ration                                         are entitled beyond those which I           Corunna—F. F. Walworth.                           Luther—F. A. Smith Produce Co.                   Port Hope—Farmers Co-Op Association.         Vernon—W. H. Sherman.        .
                                                                                                                                       Croswell Co-Op Company.                                                                            Prattville Co-Op Association.                Vestaburg Marketing Association.
                                                                                           have mentioned.                             Davison—Bert Stimson.                             Mancelona Marketing Association.                 Prescott Co-Op Association.                , Vicksburg—E. W. Southwortn.
               About one-third of Blacky's grain was MILKMAKER 32%—                                                  F. B. T. C.       Decker Farm Bureau.                                                                                Provemont Co-Op Mktg. Association.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Manchester Roller Mills.
         the Farm Bureau's open formula, high protein supplement, a most                   Tax Counsellor,                             Deckerville Farm Bureau.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Maple Rapids Produce Company.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pullman Farmers Co-Op Association.          Waldron—Raymond B. Laser.
                                                                                                                                       Decatur Elevator Company.                                                                                                                      Walled Lake—Ray H. Riley-
         economical source of milk making proteins.               The rest was oats        Dear Sir:—•                                 Delton Elevator Company.                                                                                                                       Wallace—J. G. Mullen.
                                                                                                                                       Deerfield Co-Op Association.                                                                                                                   Wallace Potato Exchange.
                                                    and barley. Alfalfa hay and                "They are digging a county ditch        Dexter Agricultural Association.                                                                                                               Warren Co-Op Company.
                                                                                           through our township that is costing        Dorr—-Salem Co-Op Association.
                                                    corn silage was her roughage.                                                      Doster Farm Bureau Exchange.                                                                                                                   Washington Co-Op Company.
                                                                                           a large amount of money.           Those                                                                                                                                                   Watertown Co-Op (Sandusky;-
                                                    She was dry three weeks and
                                                    carried a calf five months.
                                                                                           that went and protested on return
                                                                                           or review day got their tax greatly
                                                                                                                                       Dowagiac Farmers Co-Op Association.
                                                                                                                                       E a s t Jordan Co-Op Association.
                                                                                                                                       Eaton Rapids Shipping Association.
                                                                                                                                       Eau Claire Farmers Exchange.
                                                                                                                                       Edmore Marketing Association.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 mm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 BUREAU
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BRAND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Watervliet Milling Company. (
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Waterford Farm Bureau SupP'y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           pany (Pontiac).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wayland—Fred D. Hilbert.
                                                       Blacky is one of thousands           reduced while others in the same            Elk Rapids Marketing Association.                     Are in big demand b e - ^ W H R W ^                 c a u s e they have given           . . . .*. ^    ,, T>    , . -pievator.
                                                    of good cows that are doing             neighborhood who did not go have           Ellsworth Co-Op Association.                           splendid results for t h e                          past eight years. T h e y           W h i t e Pigeon Co-Op A s s o ? ' ? ition-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             on.
                                                                                                                                        Elmira Wholesale Association.                                                                                                                ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ M r . Q p Association^
                                                    mighty well on rations that             a larger tax. Is there anything a           Elkton Co-Op Farm Produce Co.                         are carefully selected, tested domestic seed of guaranteed                                                    fdrich Comoanl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      White Cloud Co-Op As»ocia'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Whitney—R. A. Ald^jch C o " 1 ^
                                                                                            person can do now "                         Elsie—H. F. Lewis.                                                                                                                            Whittemore—Iosco Elevator
                                                    have Milkmaker as their main                                                        Erie Farm Bureau Local                                northern origin and a r e fully adapted t o Michigan's climate.                         Willis—Gorton & W r , g h t p „ c h a n g '
                                                                                                                         "E. A."           (Serves Temperance).                                                                                                                       Woodland Farm Bureau b«cn»
                                                    source of protein.                         It is the duty of every interested       Escanaba—Delta County Farm Bureau.                    Their purity, high germination and vitality a r e fully guaranteed                       Wolverine—Harry Sowton.
                                                                                                                                        Evart Marketing Association.                          to be a s represented. T h e y a r e delivered t o t h e farmer in
                                                       Milkmaker is made in 2 4 % ,         taxpayer to be present at reviews           Fairgrove—Otto Montei.
                                                                                                                                                                                              sealed, trade-marked b u s h e l sacks, exactly a s they leave t h e                     Yale Elevator Company.    u ,io
                                                                                            and failure to be present at such a         Falmouth Co-Op Mktg. Association.                                                                                                              Ypsilanti Farm Bureau Associ
                                                    32%   and 34% protein to meet           review nullifies any possible chance        F"enton—Jno. B. Hoffman.                              F a r m B u r e a u Seed Service w a r e h o u s e .
                                                                                                                                        Fenwick Marketing Association.                                                                                                                                        Co-Op Associat
                                                    various feeding requirements.           of obtaining relief from high as-           Fennville Farm Bureau.                                                                                                                         Zeeland Farmers
                                                    Ask your local co-op or dis-            sessment.
                                                    tributor of Farm Bureau sup-                                      F. B. T. C.                                                                             Additional Seed Distiributors
                                                                                                                                       Bath—IT. C. P i e r c e .                         Holly—Holly d r a i n & P r o d u c e Co.        Middleton- Middleton    Farmers            Heed C i t y — H e e d City Co-OP * ? ?
                                                      plies about Milkmaker.   Also                                                    Chatham—Isaac Tunteri.                            Ionia Jonathan Hale & Son.                        Elevator.                                  i latlon.                 _ _ „ »jkti
                                                                                                                                       Corunna—F. F. Walworth,                           Ithaca—Otto Pino.                                Port  Huron—Michigan      Elevator
                                                      about Farm Bureati Chick                                                         Goodhjrt—Stutsmanville    Farmers                  Petoskey—Petoekey Produce Co.                                                             Shepherd—Shepherd CO-OP
                                                      Feeds, Scratch Feeds and Egg
                                                                                         Annual Farmers' Week                            Club.                                                                                              Exchange.                                         [ation.

          ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ _ Mashes.                              Activities Outlined
           Michigan Farm Bureau Supply Service
                                                                                           With the completion of the prelim-
                                                                                         inary arrangements for Farmers'
                                                                                         Week, Feh. 4 to 8.
                                                                                                                                           Michigan Farm Bureau Seed Service
                                   Lansing, Michigan                                       The Michigan State Farm Bureau,                                                       227 N. Cedar Street                                            LANSING, MICHIGAN
                                                                                         Master Farmers, muck farmers and
                                                                                         others will hold special programs




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