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VOL. XXIX. No. 1.
Dairymen's Association Meets at Lynden, Wn.
The 18th annual convention of the
State Dairymen's Association met at
Lynden December 21, 22, and 23. In
point of numbers, enthusiasm, har
mony and good will, it was the great
est dairy convention ever held in the
state. The Legislative Committee
had their resolutions almost unani
mously supported, only two votes be
ing recorded against them. That the
delegates who came to Monroo last
year and promised a full turn out of
Whatcom county dairymen at the
convention, if held at Lynden, was
The royal reception accorded to the
delegates was suet as to make every
one wish that the meeting would be
held at the same place next year.
With but one or two exceptions, th«
B. C. Crabtree's Herd of Beautiful Jerseys, Ah Registered, All Money Makers, Lynden, Wash.
KENT and SEATTLE, WASH, JANUARY i, i 9 if 50c Per Year, 5c the Copy
Over 150 Delegates In Attendance. Best
Meeting Ever Held. Strong Papers Read.
program was cairiod out to the letter.
President Lang-don tried very hard to
have the program carried out as
i arranged. On the last day the delegates
i however, were determined that the
recommendations of the tuberoulino
testiug committee should be discuss
ed without restrictions. The speaker
gave over to wishes of the delegates.
; After full discussion had been
given to the subject, occupying about
one hour and a half, the delegates
I were fully agreed that the resolutions
should be passed as provided by
Chas. Galbraitb's Celebrated Dairy Hera Across the Nooksack River From Lynden, Wash.
the committee. However, Mr.
Donald Mclnnis of Oak Harbor,
seemed to believe that the tuberculine
investigation and testing should be
more comprehensive and cover all
classes of farm animals. Hecontended
that tho dairyman were throwing a
stone at themselves by simply making
recommendations that legislative act
ion should be taken against the dairy
cow alone. It was shown, however,
by those who believed differently,
that too much money frooi the state
would be required and too intricate
problems of compensation for slock
condemned would result. Also it was
claimed and agreed by nil that if a
dairy herd should be condemned and
state inspection required before kill
ing, that it woold result m sending
all cattle to the packing houses to be
killed wnere Federal inspection might
be given, and thus put local butchers
out of business. In a legislative way
this was the most important and
happy result of the meeting.
The whole discussions and pa pets,
touching ojf elbows, shown by the
delegates and the looal dairymen will
result in great good. Most of the im
portant papers presented to the As
sociation have been socured by The
(Continued on page 10.)
Lynden State Bank, Lynden, Wash.