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Ohio State Pharmaceutical Association

The communications found in these columns are all presented here by the press committee of the Ohio State Pharmaceutical Association. There will be some communications of interest each month and the above heading will be maintained in order that you may know just where to look for them. Comments and views on the various subjects presented here are earnestly solicited. Send what ever you have to say on these subjects to the Chairman of the Press Committee, 731 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio.

THE PRESS COMMITTEE. At last, thanks to our enlightened President, we have an 0. S. P. X. Press Committee with known duties and many of them. In addition to its advisory capacity to other committees and its heretofore rather vague duty of furnishing newspaper publicity, is now given the editorship of the 0. S. P. A. Department of the Midland Druggist.

Through the efforts of this committee systematic and consistent items of interest should now appear in these pages; greater co-operation of the various committees will be possible by the prompt report of progress through this medium. Let everybody help to start this new department at its maximum efficiency and hold it there throughout the year.

Communications for this department should be addressed to 0. S. P. A. Press Committee, 731 North High St., Columbus, Ohio. Everybody with ideas for the good of our Association should write

HENRY L. SCHAEFER, Clereland, at once. Do not procrastinate.

Organizer, 0. S. P A.
The selection on November 10th by

WHY I PAY FIVE DOLLARS. Council of an organizer to begin work at The first thing to ask yourself, is, have once, takes a load off the minds of all you sent your five dollars to the Treasurer members and imbues us with new spirit of the Association, E. W. Harrington, for and new hope for better things.

the privilege of being a member of the Mr. H. L. Schaefer, who received the Association for this coming year? The appointment, lives in Cleveland and next question to ask yourself is, what do through his previous drug practice, his I get for this five dollars? life insurance work and his training In answer to this question, we shall not while in the Legislature, brings to us a start out in a desultory fashion by saying fund of experience from which we will you will get a handsome certificate undoubtedly benefit greatly. Let each stating that you are a member, a bound one of us receive him with a smile and a copy of the Proceedings for the year, and good hearty handshake, remembering a bill at the end of that time for your that he represents your Association and next year's dues. We can say that the that his interests are your interests, new President is doing things and with

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the help of the Council the Association In addition there is one representative will fairly "hum" this year. To be con- from each of the other various organizacrete the Association is represented on tions representing public health within the Public Health Federation and your the state; in all there are ten delegates interests are to be looked after. The in the conference. delegate who goes there will not conduct

This Conference, or Central Council, the workings along his own individual

as the delegates are called, has had sevlines but will be your agent, directly eral meetings and a permanent organizaunder the control of the President and of tion is now perfected. The Secretary the Council. He is to be there to see that

has power to call a meeting and no doubt the druggist gets a square deal in the many meetings will be held during legislature this winter. To see that the coming session of the General Aspernicious legislation is "nipped in the sembly. bud" early, to see that legislation already

The object of this Federation is to discussed in meetings of the association review bills introduced to the General gets a hearing and gets the endorsement Assembly which have bearing in any of the Federation. To see that you get information on what is going on.

manner upon the public health. These

bills will either be endorsed or objected want copies of bills, etc., write the chair

to and a statement to this effect will be man of the press committee and the forwarded to the county chairman in each delegate to the Federation will see that you get them, and that too, before it is county of each of the associations repre

sented in the Federation. This chairtoo late for them to be of service to you.

man will then take the matter up with A supreme effort will be made this winter to establish better relations between the This will also be true of all bills presented

the members of his society in his county. medical and the pharmaceutical profess to the Federation from any of the sociesions. Your President has already map

ties represented. Each delegate may ped out this campaign to a certain ex

present whatever legislation his associatent and will see that results are achieved,

tion is to ask for and the matter may then if he can count upon your loyal support.

be given discussion in the Federation Wake up, Brother Druggist, send us your

before it is placed before the Legislature. comments, your suggestions and be

This will enable these various societies willing to do your part. The work is

to work together for the public health and planned this winter so you will get your

not apart, as is often the case, when the five dollars' worth if you want it.

full import of any bill is not thoroughly

understood by all parties concerned. OHIO PUBLIC HEALTH FEDERATION.

It is not the desire of the Federation to It is the aim of this article to let the force any legislation nor to try to do so, pharmacists of Ohio and particularly but to merely review it thoroughly bethose of the Ohio State Pharmaceutical fore hand and to see that no pernicious Association, know something about what bills of this sort are placed before the is to be done this winter by the 0. S. P. A. General Assembly. along the line of legislation, aside from

. If a delegate should present a bill which the method of procedure of previous is unsatisfactory to any other delegate years.

in the Federation, and this dissatisfacThe above title is one that is given to tion cannot be cleared away by discusa conference made up of one delegate sion, the society desiring such legislation from each of the following societies in the may continue their work upon such bill State:

outside of the Federation. Ohio State Medical Association, 3500 Often good bills go by default merely members; Ohio Society for Prevention of because they are not thoroughly underTuberculosis, 1500 members; Ohio State stood. Dental Society, 1150 members; Ohio The expense of the Federation is to be State Pharmaceutical Association, 1350 met by a small per capita tax according members: Homeopathie Medical So- to the membership of the various bodies ciety of Ohio, 310 members; Ohio State represented. Anyone interested in any Eclectic Medical Society, 225 members; bills that may come up in regard to pubOhio State Veterinary Society, 300 mem- lic health, may get the arguments upon bers,

them by addressing the Representative, Ohio State Pharmaceutical Association, gressive Associations that the druggists Ohio Public Health Federation, Room 25, of Ohio have ever maintained and no one Ruggery Building, Columbus, Ohio. who is connected with the drug business There has been much discontent among

can afford at this time to be without the pharmacists of Ohio for many years

membership in it. in regard to Legislative matters. Why?

The Ohio Public Health Federation The logical answer to this question is

now gives the druggist the opportunity that they have not put their shoulders to take his stand upon questions involvto the wheel with a determination to do ing public health and to be represented something for themselves. Now is the among the other professions as indeed one opportunity for them to begin. The he should be. Will you as individuals State Pharmaceutical Association has not accept this opportunity or will you let secured chairmen in all counties. It is it go by and then ask next July, why did now the duty of every pharmacist to

not the druggists make an effort to volunteer his help in this matter. Offer prevent us from being legislatured out your service as county chairman or write

of business? to the President of the Association, Edward Spease, the 0. S. P. A. reprewhether you are a member of it or not, sentative in the Federation, is taking an and ask that your name be put upon the active interest in the work and will report list as one who desires to help. If your monthly in this department. name is received for this work, you will receive copies of all the bills presented, AMENDMENT TO BY-LAWS NOW IN OPERAwith arguments pro and con, and with

TION. detailed instructions as to how you should The installation of the voucher system, proceed to help. You will not be pre- made possible by the change in the Byvented from using your own initiative Laws at the special session in October, in this matter, but will merely be given simplifies the work of the Treasurer and aid in carrying out the work. It will enables him to keep tab on the finances take little time from each individual if with the minimum amount of effort. A we all get together and work. It will little thoughtfulness on the part of the require no individual expense. All you members in forwarding dues to him before are asked for is for your moral support getting his second or third letter would and that you evince a desire to do some- also reduce his work and conservate our thing for the pharmacists of Ohio, for resources. yourself, for the public upon whom you

0. S. P. A. COUNCIL MEETING. depend for support and for the health of the people of your community. Is it A called meeting of the Council of the not altogether worth while? The writer State Pharmaceutical Association was would like to see every druggist in the held in Columbus on November 10th. state enlisted in this work.

For years

The entire Council was present, also L. the work of the Legislative Committee W. Funk of the Press ('ommittee, W. R. and indeed the work of the State Associa- Hower of the Agricultural Commission tion has been left to a few willing work- and H. L. Schaefer, candidate for the ers. Why is this so? It is always true position of organizer. in every organization that the man who In the discussion of the Public Health gets the most real value out of it is the Federation it was stated that the Board man who puts the most interest into it. of Pharmacy did not desire to join the The druggists of Ohio have never been Federation on the same basis as the other appealed to before as a body and do not organizations, but was willing to be let this opportunity pass you hy. Some represented through the 0. S. P. A., as have said, “What do I get out of the the Board members were all members State Association in return for the dues of the Association. President Bowman I pay into it"? This question will be was authorized to name a representative answered for you this year with interest for the Board and he appointed M. N. if you do your part and get into the work

Ford to be associate delegate with Mr. with the proper spirit and attitude Spease. towards it.

Following the instruction of the AssoThe Ohio State Pharmaceutical Asso- ciation at the special meeting in October, ciation today is one of the most pro- for (Council to map out a definite plan of


work to be carried on, President Bowman date for the position. It having been called upon each member for his idea of decided that the organizer would be the duties of the organizer. Mr. Thomp- elected on a written ballot, the vote was son stated that he should seek to stand- so taken which resulted in Mr. Schaefer's ardize prices on proprietaries and revive election. Mr. Schaefer was notified and the county branch organizations on a agreed to take up his duties on Novemworking basis. Mr. Winter also urged ber 20th. the importance of the county branches The bid for printing the 1914 Probeing aroused; that the membership ceedings was awarded to The Midland list needed revision especially in the Publishing Company for $528.45 for northern part of the state. Mr. Barman 1500 copies of 178 pages each and $34. and Mr. Cotner believed that both for each additional 16 pages. county branch and N. A. R. D. organiza- Mr. Hower stated that the Agricultions should be revived.

tural Commission contemplated a modiProfessor Kauffman stated that the fication of the Pharmacy law affecting the membership list should be revised; that status of drug stores and covering the the organizer should be under the direc- vendor question. The Commission was tion of the officers of the Council; that requested to confer with the Legislative the State should be divided into sections Committee of the Association on any and worked in a systematic manner

such proposed changes. under directions issued by Council and Professor Kauffman then offered two that he should make weekly, written pages in each issue of the Midland Drugreports.

gist for use of the Association, the matter President Bowman stated that he

to be furnished by the Press Committee, expected great activity on the part of the

which was accepted. committees, especially the press, propa

In regard to insecticide and stock food ganda and legislative and other com

legislation, Professor Kauffman stated mittees who would send in matter to be

that there would, no doubt, be introworked up by the organizer. These

duced into the Legislature a bill which matters should come to Council first,

would be pleasing to the manufacturer, which in turn would direct the organizer jobber and retailer and others interested, as to what detail to carry out. After

and the matter was referred to the Legisdiscussing the matter, Professor Kauff

lative Committee. man was appointed to take full charge

The meeting adjourned subject to the

call of the President or Chairman of of the organizer, to direct his efforts and to require of him a weekly report. Mr.

Council. Kauffman agreed to accept this responsibility, but stated that it would require

Speaking The Truth. considerable time and some expense and wanted to know if Council was prepared

In the little Scotch Highland village, where

grandmother lived as a small girl, there was a to take care of such expense. It was

"simple” man, who sometimes out of his then voted that funds for the entire

blighted mind brought words of wisdom. He expense of the organizer and all cor

used, every Sunday, to sit in solitary and stupid respondence in connection therewith be

state in the gallery of the village kirk, and listdrawn in favor of Mr. Kauffman as

en to the long-winded old preacher who droned Chairman of the Council, who would see

through the same sermon nearly every Sunday to its distribution in the proper channels. It was also voted that at the next meet

One Sabbath, however, the horrible effect of ing a clause would be added to the Con- his words was too much for the minister, who stitution requiring all associate members

stopped short in his sermon and spoke feelingly to pay one dollar annually into the treas

to his congregation. ury.

“I dinna believe there's ony mon awake and The main object of this special meeting leestening to the deescourse except the eеdiot being to elect the organizer, Mr. Henry in the gallery!!! L. Schaefer was then introduced. After For a moment there was silence, then the hearing his credentials recited, a letter vacant-minded one referred to leaned over the from Mr. Chas. Harding of Cincinnati, rail and shouted: was read in behalf of Mr. W. L. B. Brit- “And if I hadna been an eеdiot I'd ha' been tain of that city, who was also a candi- asleep too!"—Woman's Home Companion.

of the year.

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who have pledged their assistance to A branch of the American Pharma

Mr. Rogers. ceutical Association has been established

AN ACTIVE BRANCH ASSOCIATION. in Morgantown. While the pharma

In the Northern Panhandle of West cists of the state have long had an asso

Virginia the druggists co-operate in a sication, but few, if any pharmacists of

manner that redounds to their benefit the state have had any connection with

and gives their organization a splendid the American Pharmaceutical Associa- standing. The Ohio Valley Druggists' tion.

Association, the membership of which Permission to establish this branch was

comprises men who are in the business due entirely to the fact that a school of

in various conties of the upper end of the pharmacy has been opened at the Uni- state and along the Ohio Valley, recently versity which is at Morgantown. It was

held a banquet at Wheeling and there through the instrumentality of Professor were present leading druggists from C. H. Rogers, head of the department of Brooke, Marshall, Hancock, Ohio, Wetpharmacy at the University, that the

zel and other thriving counties. One of West Virginia branch was established.

the principal objects of the association is The charter members of the branch are: to guard against evil legislation in both G. 0. Young and John Coleman, Buck- the National Congress and the Legishannon; S. M. Scott, Jr., Terra Alta; lature of West Virginia. At the WheelB. E. Downs, Welch; Alfred Walker, ing meeting a petition was directed made Sutton; W. C. Price, Huntington; F. B.

to be sent to the United States Senators Haymaker, Clarksburg; Clifford W. Ray, and members of Congress asking them Iaeger; W. H. Moore, T. J. Casey, H. J. to safe-guard the interests of pharmaHutchins, A. B. Berry, G. H. Dent, W. H. cists in the National Law-making bodies, Sturgiss, J. B. Chipley, R. M. Holyrod, and it is likely the same association will C. B. Rogers, W. H. Shultz, G. W. have a representative in Charleston when Melcher, W. A. Ream, D. C. Sturgiss, the legislature convenes early next year, all of Morgantown.

for the purpose of opposing any legislaWithin the next few weeks a meeting tion that will be inimical to the interests will be held at which an organization of the West Virginia drug dealers. John will be perfected and the Branch will R. Elson, of Wellsburg, was a representabegin to perform the functions for which tive from Brooke county, at the last it was founded. The members are en- session of the legislature, and proved a thusiastic and it is believed it will be of valuable man not only in the councils of incalculable benefit to the department law-makers, but as a representative of the of pharmacy at the University. The druggists. He was on a number of effort to make the department a success important committees and was considered has already been resultant of much good an able man. He is a member of the and there is promise that next year will Ohio Valley Association. He is now see its usefulness to the University President of the West Virginia Druggreatly extended. Every pharmacist in gists Association, and as such has learned the state is interested and most of them that when Congress next convenes there are doing something toward helping the will be at least seven bills for introducmovement along to make its standing tion which have a bearing on the business equal to that of any other college of of the pharmacists of the country. It is pharmacy in the country. The new likely the state and auxiliary asssociations branch will do a great deal toward that will see that their interests are protected end, for its members include all the mem- to the greatest possible extent, and it is bers of the State Board of Pharmacy, as probable a representative will be comwell as many other energetic pharmacists missioned to go to Washington to do of West Virginia whose interests are what is possible to check any hurtful made those of the new department, and operations,


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