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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 15, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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ment and broadening of the visions
and sympathies of these men has
watched them weld themselves into
a cohesive body."
The co-operative association was
brought about through-4he efforts
of P. B. Barber, county agricultur
ist for Dona Ana-co, N RL The
farmers of the Mesilla valley, un
derhis inspiration decided to go into
the dairy business. As a starter they
bought 31 carloads of dairy cows,
valued at about $75,000. Within a
few weeks after the cows arrived
from Wisconsin and Iowa, these
farmers found themselves producing
from 300 to, 400 gallons of milk per
day. '
But they were inexperienced in
handling the business! So a co-operative
dairy association was found
ed for mutual help. Thisc has now
expanded into the "Rio Grande Col
operative Dairy association." Meet
ing after meeting was held, retail
dairymen from El Paso were inter
ested, and finally a deal was closed
by which the output of milk was to
be marketed iln El Paso by the local
dairymen. Now the city health officer
of El Paso has reported that the milk
shipped in by these farmers is of a
higher grade than that sold by most
of the retail dairies of the city.
The association grew, and began
to get members from a distance, un
til from Dona Ank to the Texas line
on both sides of the river a distance
of "about 50 miles was dotted with
members of the "co-operative."
N. Y. C. LINEsTSTRlKE CRISIS
MAY BE REACHED TODAY
New York, May 15. Strike of
5,000 telegraphes and signalmen on
the New York Central and West
Shore lines is impending. Complete
deadlock in mediation proceedings
conducted by Federal Conciliator G.
W. Hanger was expected to be an
nounced today.
Railroads have refused to concede
unionizing of signalmen with the
telegraphers, and union men claim
railroads have locked out scores of
telegraph, operators. Both classes of
employes are demanding wage in
creases. CLAIMS NEW CHEAP "GAS" PLAN
LOUIS . CHERRY.
Cherry, a Kansas City chemist,
says he has invented a process by
which he Can refine cheap kerosene
oil into gasoline.
If Cherry's plan works out the cost
of the precious fuel which the Stand
ard Oil company has boosted in
price in the past year, will be cut in
half.
TELEGRAPH BRIEFS
Paterson, N. J. Life is just one
darned disappointment after another
here. Orders today required Pater
son's telephone operators to disobey
fashion dictates and wear skirts long
enough to conceii ankles, which the
company decided were too conspicu
ous. "New York. Aero Clubof America
announced institution of National
Aerial derby, which shall be the an
nual classic of aviation on this side
of the 'Atlantic. This year's event
will be trans-continental aeroplane
ra.ce from hew York to Pacific coast,

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