News: Chili (14 Mar 1913)
Surnames: Rogers, Gantwast, Braun, Muir, Waterman, Ferrell,
----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., Wis.) 03/14/1913
After a very effective effort to freeze us up, old winter seems to give in and allow the snow and ice to melt a little.
Ike Rogers, who underwent an operation for appendicitis a few weeks ago will soon be with us again.
Wm. Gantwast, our blacksmith, is at present quarantined in Dakota at his mother’s place. Some contagious disease has broken out before he could leave for Chili. F. Braun is still assisting.
Calvin Muir and wife left last week for Garrison, N.D. where Calvin has secured a position with a farmer.
Clark Waterman once again made his Granton call last Sunday.
The entertainment for last week’s social center meeting was given by the teacher and school children, who did very well. After the entertainment a basket social was held. The receipts whereof went to buying lamps and other little necessities for the schoolhouse. A very enjoyable time was had. The elder folks had a little extra fun also. A music guessing contest was interwoven with a little story, the best guesser receiving a prize.
Mrs. Ferrell received a dispatch Monday morning that her oldest sister had died. She took the noon train to attend the funeral.
Word has just been received that the school here has been given a year’s subscription to St. Nicholas Magazine as a prize for selling red cross stamps during the holidays.
The school and young folks in the Lindow district give a St. Patrick’s program Monday evening, March 17. Everybody is invited.
To the interested farmers and cheese makers: It is a well-known fact and also proven by statistics, that the center part of this state will say Marshfield as a center of about 50 or more cheese factories, so far the selling has been done by contracting on the basis of the Plymouth board. Passed experience has proven that this contract selling should not be satisfactory to the farmer, as they can establish a market of their own very easily. Contract selling goes smooth as long as the market is strong. But in case of unfavorable conditions, the buyer will report weight short or the cheese is off and finally the report comes not to ship until further notice. After that nobody knows what the cheese will bring until the returns come in, which are most likely to be very unsatisfactory at such times. Now with Marshfield as a center of so many factories and also an extra good railroad facility, the farmers ought to see to it in their own interest that a call board or board of trade be established at that place, and they induce and force the cheese makers to offer their cheese for sale at the board, and thereby establish a dependable market. It is un reasonable for such a great cheese center to be dependent on an uncertain market a hundred or more miles away, while they can have a farmer market right here at home. Now all wide awake farmers think it over and don’t let your cheesemaker contract for another year.
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