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given to the qualitative results for brewing, as no representations have ever been made as to what constitutes quality, in that regard, and when rice growers will submit to the Department requirements for brewing, or any other purposes, the wishes of the producers will be considered in that regard.
The rice industry was taken up by the Department of Agriculture in August, 1908. Prior to that time no rice was grown in California. The experiments were conducted since then principally in the Sacramento Valley, though some tests were made in the San Joaquin.
It took a number of years to prove the practicability of rice growing in California, and it was not until 1912 that commercial efforts were made to raise this crop in California.
In 1912 there were 1,300 acres planted and harvested, which produced about 3,150 pounds per acre, making about 4,000,000 pounds.
In 1913 there were 6,250 acres planted; estimated yield 3,250 pounds per acre, making a total of 20,000,000 pounds.
The prospects for 1914 are that 20,000 acres will be planted, which are expected to yield over 65,000,000 pounds.
There are approximately 250,000 acres of worn out grain lands in California that are not producing paying crops, but are suitable for rice. It is, therefore, evident that the rice production of California can be counted upon to increase enormously, and all this because of the successful work of the U. S. Department of Agriculture.
The opening of the Panama Canal will bring this crop within cheap transportation cost for the Eastern States.
APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES.
THE PRESIDENT:-The next in order will be the appointment of Committees.
MR. PABST:-I move, Mr. President, that the Chair appoint a Committee on Resolutions, to which all resolutions shall be referred The motion was duly seconded and unanimously carried.
THE PRESIDENT:-I will appoint Mr. John Gardiner, Mr. Percy Andreae and Mr. Louis B. Schram as the Committee on
Resolutions. The next in order is the appointment of the Committee on Condolence.
MR. ADOLPH G. HUPFEL:-I move that the President be requested to appoint the Condolence Committee. Carried.
THE PRESIDENT:-The Secretary will read the names of the Condolence Committee.
Thereupon Mr. Fox read the names of the members of the Condolence Committee, which are as follows:
N. W. KENDALL, Chairman, New Haven, Conn.
C. L. FISCHER, Hartford, Conn.
A. G. VAN NOSTRAND, Charlestown, Mass.
E. W. VOIGT, Detroit, Mich.
HENRY BURGWEGER, Buffalo, N. Y.
THE PRESIDENT:-The next in order is the appointment of the Nominating Committee.
MR. PABST:-I move that the President be requested to appoint the Nominating Committee.
THE PRESIDENT:-The Secretary will read the names of the members of the Nominating Committee.
Thereupon Mr. Fox read the names as follows:
E. A. FAUST, Chairman.
N. W. KENDALL.
G. R. POTTS.
CARL J. HOSTER.
THE PRESIDENT:-I wish to state, gentlemen, that this Committee will meet in Room 143, at eight o'clock to-night, and I request that all members of the Committee be present at that time. I wish to announce that Mr. Gardiner, Mr. Andreae and I will meet the representatives from the State of Washington and also the representatives from Florida here directly after we adjourn this meeting.
THE SECRETARY:-The moving pictures to-night will be displayed probably several times, without any lecture. The moving pictures will consist of the exhibit of the Weidemann Brewery at Newport, Ky., in operation, pictures of some brewery machinery in operation and also pictures of the improved hop picking machine in operation and of a combined barley harvester in the field. All of these will be run from eight to ten o'clock this evening in this Assembly room.
Now, gentlemen, we are going to have Mr. Bert Ball's lecture, which I believe will be intensely interesting, and you are asked to keep your seats for a few minutes, patiently, while the lantern is being adjusted and the room is being darkened.
THE PRESIDENT:-Is there anything else to be said here before we adjourn? This is the proper time to do it, if there is
anything to be said. If there is nothing more to be done, then, directly after the lecture, we will adjourn until three o'clock this afternoon, when we, will have an Executive Session, and I think it imperative that all members attend that session, because it is generally a most important part of our proceedings.
Thereupon Mr. Ball gave his lecture on crop improvement, which, with a series of excellent pictures illustrating the same, was received with much appreciation by the members.
Adjournment was then taken until 3 p. m., for the Executive
(SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4.)
The Convention was called to order at ten o'clock A. M. by the President, Colonel Jacob Ruppert, Jr.
THE PRESIDENT:-The first business in order this morning will be the report of the Committee on Condolence, Mr. Kendall, Chairman. Is Mr. Kendall in the room? If not, we will take up the next matter, which is the report of the Committee on Resolutions, Mr. Gardiner, Chairman. Is Mr. Gardiner in the room?
THE SECRETARY:-While we are waiting, I would like to read a communication, Mr. President.
THE SECRETARY:-We had expected Mr. Kernahan, Secretary of the Brewers & Maltsters' Association of Ontario, to be present. He writes:
"I exceedingly regret to advise you that our very dear friend, Mr. Eugene O'Keefe, passed away this morning, and as a consequence it will not be possible for me to attend the Convention. Will you very kindly convey to your members the very kind. wishes of the members of our Association."
Mr. O'Keefe was a man of great distinction in his community, very high honors having been conferred upon him by the Catholic Church and by the Pope particularly.
Here is a letter from the Manager of the Curtis Publishing Company, publishers of the Ladies' Home Journal, the Saturday Evening Post and the Country Gentleman. In it he says:
"It has been called to our attention that on October 2, 1913, the United States Brewers' Association will hold a National Convention at Atlantic City.
"Doubtless a great many of the delegates will pass through Philadelphia on their way to or from the Convention. This situation encourages us to extend, through you, a cordial invitation to all the delegates to visit our new building, the home of The Ladies' Home Journal, The Saturday Evening Post and The Country Gentleman, opposite Independence Square, Philadelphia.
"Whether your members come individually or in a party, we