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The nonpartisan leader. [volume] (Fargo, N.D.) 1915-1921, January 24, 1921, Image 11

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principally organized on the Raiffei
sen plan.
German farmers, at no stage in
^their co-operative career, were com
pelled to §ghb for progress. On the
other hand, the government, from the
time 6f Frederick the Great till the
outbreak of the war, was constantly
seeking to devise new means pf mak
ing farming a profitable business and
of enabling farmers to save money
through state credit, state insurance
and co-operative marketing. A cen
tury ago agricultural, high schools
were established. Representatives of
farmers were welcomed in the councils
of the government.
The wholehearted interest of the
German government in the German
farmer enabled a small country, with
poor soil, to support a population al
most as large as that of the United
But the fact that the German
farmer was so well treated by the Ger
man government made him less
watchful of that government. The
German farmer did not develop a
fighting spirit. He had no chance to
develop a strong and militant organ
ization to battle for needed reforms
because the reforms were installed by
the government itself long before the
majority of the farmers could have
been converted to them.
The result was that the German
farmer, believing that the German
government was always looking after
his best interests, did not spend
enough time looking after the govern
ment. And the German government
built along the lines of militarism and
wrecked the German nation and the
German farmer along with it.
Cuts Bread Cost
Co-Operative Bakery in Utica
Turns the Trick
N UTIPA, N. Y.5 92
workingmen got togeth
er in 1915 with an av
erage capital of less than
$15 each, purchased an
old bakery and remodel
ed it into a co-operative institution.
The first year their sales were $20,000,
out of which a cash rebate of 5 per
cent was paid to members in addition
to expanding the business and laying
aside a reserve fund. By the end of
1919 the Utica Co-Operative society
had over 300 members, was doing a
business of more than $72,000 a year,
and besides paying rebates of from 6
per cent to 10 per cent to members,
had banked a surplus of $25,000,
bought new quarters and built a mod
ern bakery in conjunction with a hand
some grocery store. Since January 1,
1920, the membership has increased
nearly 30 per cent, business has dou
bled and a paid-up capital of $27,000
was established.
The manager of this very success
ful bakery gives some sound advice
for other groups who are planning
similar .enterprises:
"The most important thing in start
ing a co-operative bakery is that the
bakers working in the co-op. bakery
are co-operators at heart, so that they
have a sense of working for them
selves and not for a boss. They will
then of their own accord see to it that
nothing is wasted and that the baked
goods are as good as can be made.
And With quality and right prices, you
can not help but get the trade and
good will of your members and others.
"Whenever conditions permit, co-op.
bakeries should be established and
conducted in connection with a gro
cery store. Both will help each other
and keep down the overhead, thereby
making the savings returns larger."
There is only one way to cut the cost
of bread: Farmers' co-operation can
eliminate the speculators and middle
men at their end of the system, while
the consumers can stop the leaks at
their end through co-operative bak
eries. Bakeries are one of the com
monest forms of co-operation all over
Europe. In Christiania, Norway, the
citizens have just opened the largest
bakery in Scandinavia, capable of sup
plying the needs of 120,000 people.
The Belgian co-operators have built
their political, fraternal and co-oper­
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See why
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ative activities around'the bakery. For
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A congressional committee investi
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tutting Bowl has so
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