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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 20, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 7

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Springfield, III., Feb. 20. None of
the departments in Gov. Lowden's
commission consolidation bill are as
revolutionary as that of the depart
ment of agriculture, creation of
which abolishes the state board of
agriculture.
Members of the latter board made
big threats soon after inauguration
of what they would do to that part
of the governor's bill which abolished
their board. A committee was ap
pointed to wait upon Gov. Lowden,
and this committee later reported it
was not opposed to the plan. The in
ference received after the conference
was the governor plainly told the
i committee he intended to keep his
campaign pledges, and inasmuch as
abolition of the board of agriculture
was part of the consolidation it could
I be taken for granted the board would
be abolished.
Whether the board pf agriculture
considers itself annihilated by the bill
or intends to make a fight in the sen
ate committee this week is a(mooted
' question.
Rumors were current about the
assembly this afternoon that great
changes were expected in the bill
- when it comes from the senate com
mittee. Other than some slight
changes in salaries, close followers
of the measure believed the measure
would go back to the house in much
the same form as it was passed-
The duties of the department of
agriculture follow:
1. To exercise the rights, powers
.. and duties vested by law in the board
of live stock commissioners, its
officers and employes, except under
the act regulating the practice of ve
terinary medicine and surgery.
WHAT GOV. LOWDEN'S CONSOLIDATION BILL
MEANS TrtE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT
This is the second of a series of 2. To exercise the rights, powers
stories by the staff correspondent of antl duties vested by law in the state
The Day Book on Gov. Lowden's veterinarian, nis assistants ana em-
ployes
commission consolidation bill. m" ..,,. , ,,.
and duties vested by law in the stal
lion registration board, its officers
and employes.
4. To exercise the rights, powers
and duties vested by law in the state
inspector of apiaries, his assistants
and employes.
5. To exercise the rights, powers
and duties vested by law in the state
game and fish commission, its war
dens, deputy wardens, officers and
employes.
G. To exercise the rights, powers
and duties vested by law in the state
food commissioner, food standard
commission, and the other officers
and employes of the state food de
partment. 7. To exercise the rights, powers
and duties vested by law in the state
entomologist, his officers and em
ployees. 8. To execute and administer the
act to prevent fraud in the manu
facture and sale of commercial fer
tilizers. '9. To encourage and promote, in
every practicable manner, the inter
ests ot agriculture, including horti
culture, the live stock industry, dairy
ing, cheese making, poultry, bee
keeping, forestry, the production of
wool, and all other allied industries.
10. To promote improved methods
of conducting these several indus-,
tries with a view to increasing the
production thereof at the least cost.
11. To collect and publish statis
tics relating to crop production, the
production of beef, pork, poultry,
mutton, wool, butter, cheese and
othr agricultural products so far as
such statistical information may be
or value to the agricultural and allied
interests of the state.
12. To encourage the planting of
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