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A Message From President Loomis
A Personal Experience and its Application to Business

The Dangers of Acrobatics

New York, N. Y., Nov. 18th, 1912. To the Members of the International Apple Shippers' Association:

It is a long time between Irinks. The drinks I refer to are those , of good fellowship, and it seems a very long while since I last had the pleasure of greeting you at the Convention. What a splendid Convention that was, and due entirely to the enthusiasm of our members led by that most energetic and patriotic band of Progressives that constitute that whirlpool market known as South Water Street, Chicago. If there is one place on earth that is in a state of constant congestion it is South Water Street, an:! were it not for the fact that an immense amount of fruit is daily digested there, our Chicago members would be splendid witnesses to Mark Twain's proverb that "All men are not constipated alike."

The information gained at our Convention laid the foundation for intelligent action in moving this year's apple crop. As a rule merchants everywhere have been conservative not only in the prices paid, but in their selection of the crops according to quality, and also conservative in the quantity which each merchant has bought. As a result, the growers have still a considerable portion of the crop in their own hands, now rapidly going into cold or common storage, and available to supply the apple merchants as their stock in trade is sold. There prevails a disposition everywhere to realize the enormous extent of the crop and to market the apples at a slight profit. The local buyer at the country stations is willing to turn over his purchases at 1Cc to 15c per bbl. profit, and the dealer in the cities is likewise everywhere pushing the sales of the daily arrivals at a similar small profit. It is a game in which the limit seems to be a shilling

Another favorable feature for the marketing of the crop lies in the fact that No. I's only are as a rule being packed, and No. 2's are very

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A Message From President Loomis
A Personal Experience and its Application to Business

The Dangers of Acrobatics

New York, N. Y., Nov. 18th, 1912. To the Members of the International Apple Shippers' Association:

It is a long time between drinks. The drinks I refer to are those , of good fellowship, and it seems a very long while since I last had the pleasure of greeting you at the Convention. What a splendid Convention that was, and due entirely to the enthusiasm of our members led by that most energetic and patriotic band of Progressives that constitute that whirlpool market known as South Water Street, Chicago. If there is one place on earth that is in a state of constant congestion it is South Water Street, and were it not for the fact that an immense amount of fruit is daily digested there, our Chicago members would be splendid witnesses to Vark Twain's proverb that “All men are not constipated alike."

The information gained at our Convention laid the foundation for intelligent action in moving this year's apple crop. As a rule merchants everywhere have been conservative not only in the prices paid, but in their selection of the crops according to quality, and also conservative in the quantity which each merchant has bought. As a result, the growers have still a considerable portion of the crop in their own hands, now rapidly going into cold or common storage, and available to supply the apple merchants as their stock in trade is sold. There prevails a disposition everywhere to realize the enormous extent of the crop and to market the apples at a slight profit. The local buyer at the country stations is willing to turn over his purchases at 1Cc to 150 per bbl. profit

, and the dealer in the cities is likewise everywhere pushing the sales of the daily arrivals at a similar small profit. It is a game in which the limit seems to be a shilling.

Another favorable feature for the marketing of the crop lies in the fact that No. 1's only are as a rule being packed, and No. 2's are very

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