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The Apple Package and Grade Bill in the Sonate
Senato Bill No. 21,480 .
Rochester, N. Y., July 4th, 1912.
The Bill was printed and went into the Senate on Monday, June 24th, vhere it retains the same number that it had in the House, No. 21,480. Immeliately after second reading it was referred to the Senate Committee on Standards, Weights and Measures, composed of Senators
John H. Bankhead, of Alabama, Chairman,
CLEAN IT UP.
CO-OPERATION. The Bill went through the House because Y-O-U gave splendid co-operation. Every letter and every telegram counted. It is your Bill. Results have been accomplished and results always look good and lend encouragement.
WE WILL AND SHALL WIN. 1 Battles are won by quick work and stiff fighting. Strike often and hard.
Congress is willing and wishes to carry out the desires of the country. The I only way it can know and feel the desires of the people is for the people to tell them.
WRITE AND TELEGRAPH. Write your own Senators from your own state and arouse in them an actual positive interest in the Bill that will cause them not only to vote for the Bill but to WORK to get it to a vote. We want active influence, not passive. Write the members of the Senate Committee given above. Make it strong.
Don't hesitate to write often. Get all the pledges of support you can and send them to the Secretary.
Let us close this deal and mark it off the books by August. We want the WHOLE BILL JUST AS IT PASSED THE HOUSE-BARREL AND GRADES.
The Tuttle Bill
Rochester, N. Y., July 4, 1912. The Tuttle Bill, now pending before the House Committee on Coinage Weights and Measures, deserves our energetic support. This Bill originate as the Hardwick Bill No. 17,822, and was caused to be introduced by the National League of Commission Merchants, with the backing of the larg potato growers of Virginia and elsewhere, state departments, producers an consumers generally, together with the Western Fruit Jobbers' Association an the International Apple Shippers' Association.
Mr. Tuttle, who is a member of the House Committee, a strong supporte of the Sulzer Bill, its most excellent friend and deeply interested in standardization, introduced a bill which will probably be substituted for the Hardwick Bill. This Bill aims to establish a standard barrel for fruits and vegetables o the same size as the apple barrel specified in the Sulzer Bill. It is aimed to do away with the abuses, uncertainties and lack of uniformity in barrel packages generally: Mr. Tuttle is at present engaged in redrafting his measure, making suitable provision to allow cranberries to be shipped in the usual sized package for this commodity, without prejudice, and also incorporating a section similar to Section 4 of the Sulzer Bill, which permits a barrel of different size than the standard to be used, providing its fractional relation to the standard is marked on such barrel. This harmonizes the measure with all interests and is in line with the needs of the day.
STANDARDIZATION IS ON THE WAY It is a great thing for all of us to feel that WE HAVE DONE OUR PART TO THIS END. We can feel that we have thereby been of benefit to the land in which we live. We have been working for the general good as well as our own. After the lapse of over one hundred years Congress has been persuaded to Act. It is a fine thing.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK Let us give Mr. Tuttle and the League our most enthusiastic support. Get behind your local congressmen and urge their support of the Tuttle Bill in the House. It should be enacted into law. Hon. Thomas Hardwick is Chairman of the Main Committee, and Hon. William E. Tuttle, Jr., Chairman of the SubCommittee. Your local congressmen you know. Congress will probably not adjourn the present session before some time in August; therefore address all letters to Washington, D. C.