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The Twentieth Annual Convention
be called to order at 10 A. M. at Boston, Mass., WednesT
day, August 5th. The last session will be held Friday, the 7th. Make your plans now to be there. Come early and stay late.
There is no place like Boston. Many will take their vacation at this time. Don't be in a hurry. In addition to the Convention, which will occupy you fully during the three days, there are a thousand points of supreme interest both within and without the city which you should visit before returning home. There are Lexington and Concord, Plymouth Rock, Quincy, Duxbury, Provincetown, Marblehead, Salem, Gloucester, the Maine coast, the New Hampshire hills and lakes, the Berkshires, Faneuil Hall, Old State House, Old South Church, Old North Church, Boston Common, Bunker Hill, the home of Paul Revere, King's Chapel, the graves where rest the mighty dead of our early history, Cambridge, Harvard University, the homes of Longfellow, Lowell, Hawthorne, Emerson, and many, many other points of absorbing interest. A rare opportunity presents itself, not only to attend the best Convention this Association ever held, but to see something of one of the most attractive and inspiring spots on the American Conti
THE INVITATION. First-The Association extends a cordial invitation to the officers and members of the National League and The Western Fruit Jobbers; to growers, state and national departments, railroad officials, and all persons interested in the apple.
Second--Every member is urged to be present and to bring his wife and family, if he is fortunate enough to have one or both.
GENTLEMEN WILL NOT FORGET THE LADIES. Ladies, you are specially invited and will be doubly welcomed. Don't even discuss the matter with your liege lord. Pack your trunk and go. Consider it settled without argument.
HEADQUARTERS. The Copley-Plaza, New England's newest and most modern hotel, will be official headquarters. It faces the broad expanse of Copley Square, the finest location in Boston, and its appointments are unexcelled. It will be the center of all Convention activitiesApple Exhibit, Meetings and Banquet-and as far as possible members are urged to stop here.
The Association is to be congratulated on the splendid facilities offered. The Convention Hall, Banquet Hall, Committee and Apple Exhibit Rooms, are on the ground floor opening off the lobby and one of the main corridors, making them unusually easy of access.
As a particular convenience for our Convention, the management will run Special Club Breakfasts in one or all of its dining rooms for those in attendance. Prices will be reasonable and special emphasis will be placed on quick service.
RESERVATIONS. Make your reservations early. Write direct to Edward C. Fogg, Manager Copley-Plaza Hotel, Boston, Mass. Specify what kind of a room you want, the price, whether for one or two persons, and the date you will arrive. Every room has a bath. The rates (European plan) for single rooms vary from $2.50 to $4.00. per day. Many of the $3.00, $3.50 and $4.00 rooms have double beds. If occupied by two people, an additional charge of $1.00 will be made. The rates for double rooms containing two beds run from $4.00 to $7.00 per day.
STATIONS AND BAGGAGE. The Copley-Plaza is not over two minutes walk from the Back Bay Stations. Persons arriving over the Boston and Albany Railroad should get off at HUNTINGTON AVENUE, and those arriving over the New Haven should get off at the BACK BAY STATION. CHECK YOUR BAGGAGE TO THOSE STATIONS.
THE PROGRAM. We believe that the program will be the best, most profitable and inspiring ever presented by the Association. Speakers of national prominence will address the Convention and speak at the banquet. By way of illustration, one of the business sessions will be addressed by Hon. Curtis Guild, Ex-Governor of Massachusetts and former Ambassador to Russia, a speaker of rare power and eloquence. We are not at liberty to divulge more, except to say that a certain gentleman of much ability is coming all the way from Oklahoma to speak to us. National Apple Day will be thoroughly discussed and it is expected that James Handly of Quincy, Ill., founder of the day, will be present and participate. Other important subjects which will be ably handled are, The Export Problem and Ocean Transit, Lessons of the Past Season, Storage in Transit, Transportation, Telephone and Telegraph, Cold Storage and General Legislation, the Standard Box and Barrel Bills, Grading Laws, the Pure Food Amendment now applicable to apples in every state, Advertising the Apple, Publicity, Changes in International Tariffs Aflecting Apples and Proposed Car Spotting Charges. These are a few of the important matters that will come up. All of these things affect you directly. Be present, take part in the discussion, contribute your knowledge to the general fund. We learn from others and we are never too old to learn.
Playing a lone hand is a lonesome occupation. Friendship is more valuable than logic. The Convention promotes Friendship,