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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.


At last, thanks to our enlightened President, we have an O. S. P. A. 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 O. 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 O. S. P. A. Press Committee, 731 North High St., Columbus, Ohio. Everybody with ideas for the good of our Association should write at once. Do not procrastinate.



The selection on November 10th by Council of an organizer to begin work at once, takes a load off the minds of all members and imbues us with new spirit and new hope for better things.

Mr. H. L. Schaefer, who received the appointment, lives in Cleveland and through his previous drug practice, his life insurance work and his training while in the Legislature, brings to us a fund of experience from which we will undoubtedly benefit greatly. Let each one of us receive him with a smile and a good hearty handshake, remembering that he represents your Association and that his interests are your interests,

HENRY L. SCHAEFER, Cleveland, Organizer, O. S. P A.


The first thing to ask yourself, is, have you sent your five dollars to the Treasurer of the Association, E. W. Harrington, for the privilege of being a member of the Association for this coming year? The next question to ask yourself is, what do I get for this five dollars?

In answer to this question, we shall not start out in a desultory fashion by saying you will get a handsome certificate stating that you are a member, a bound copy of the Proceedings for the year, and a bill at the end of that time for your next year's dues. We can say that the new President is doing things and with

the help of the Council the Association will fairly "hum" this year. To be concrete the Association is represented on the Public Health Federation and your interests are to be looked after. The delegate who goes there will not conduct the workings along his own individual lines but will be your agent, directly under the control of the President and of the Council. He is to be there to see that the druggist gets a square deal in the legislature this winter. To see that pernicious legislation is "nipped in the bud" early, to see that legislation already discussed in meetings of the association gets a hearing and gets the endorsement of the Federation. To see that you get information on what is going on. If you If you want copies of bills, etc., write the chairman of the press committee and the delegate to the Federation will see that you get them, and that too, before it is too late for them to be of service to you. A supreme effort will be made this winter to establish better relations between the medical and the pharmaceutical professions. Your President has already mapped out this campaign to a certain extent and will see that results are achieved, if he can count upon your loyal support. Wake up, Brother Druggist, send us your comments, your suggestions and be willing to do your part. The work is planned this winter so you will get your five dollars' worth if you want it.


In addition there is one representative from each of the other various organizations representing public health within the state; in all there are ten delegates in the conference.

This Conference, or Central Council, as the delegates are called, has had several meetings and a permanent organization is now perfected. The Secretary has power to call a meeting and no doubt many meetings will be held during the coming session of the General Assembly.

The object of this Federation is to review bills introduced to the General Assembly which have bearing in any manner upon the public health. These bills will either be endorsed or objected to and a statement to this effect will be forwarded to the county chairman in each county of each of the associations represented in the Federation. This chairman will then take the matter up with the members of his society in his county. This will also be true of all bills presented to the Federation from any of the societies represented. Each delegate may present whatever legislation his association is to ask for and the matter may then be given discussion in the Federation before it is placed before the Legislature. This will enable these various societies to work together for the public health and not apart, as is often the case, when the full import of any bill is not thoroughly understood by all parties concerned. It is not the desire of the Federation to force any legislation nor to try to do so, but to merely review it thoroughly before hand and to see that no pernicious bills of this sort are placed before the General Assembly.

It is the aim of this article to let the pharmacists of Ohio and particularly those of the Ohio State Pharmaceutical Association, know something about what is to be done this winter by the O. S. P. A. along the line of legislation, aside from. If a delegate should present a bill which the method of procedure of previous


The above title is one that is given to a conference made up of one delegate from each of the following societies in the State:

Ohio State Medical Association, 3500 members; Ohio Society for Prevention of Tuberculosis, 1500 members; Ohio State Dental Society, 1150 members; Ohio State Pharmaceutical Association, 1350 members; Homeopathic Medical Society of Ohio, 340 members; Ohio State Eclectic Medical Society, 225 members; Ohio State Veterinary Society, 300 members.

is unsatisfactory to any other delegate in the Federation, and this dissatisfaction cannot be cleared away by discussion, the society desiring such legislation may continue their work upon such bill outside of the Federation.

Often good bills go by default merely because they are not thoroughly understood.

The expense of the Federation is to be met by a small per capita tax according to the membership of the various bodies represented. Anyone interested in any bills that may come up in regard to public health, may get the arguments upon them by addressing the Representative,

Ohio State Pharmaceutical Association, Ohio Public Health Federation, Room 25, Ruggery Building, Columbus, Ohio.

There has been much discontent among the pharmacists of Ohio for many years in regard to Legislative matters. Why? The logical answer to this question is that they have not put their shoulders to the wheel with a determination to do something for themselves. Now is the one opportunity for them to begin. The State Pharmaceutical Association has not secured chairmen in all counties. It is now the duty of every pharmacist to volunteer his help in this matter. Offer your service as county chairman or write to the President of the Association, whether you are a member of it or not, and ask that your name be put upon the list as one who desires to help. If your name is received for this work, you will receive copies of all the bills presented, with arguments pro and con, and with detailed instructions as to how you should proceed to help. You will not be prevented from using your own initiative in this matter, but will merely be given aid in carrying out the work. It will take little time from each individual if we all get together and work. It will require no individual expense. All you are asked for is for your moral support and that you evince a desire to do something for the pharmacists of Ohio, for yourself, for the public upon whom you depend for support and for the health of the people of your community. Is it not altogether worth while? The writer would like to see every druggist in the state enlisted in this work. For years the work of the Legislative Committee and indeed the work of the State Association has been left to a few willing workers. Why is this so? It is always true in every organization that the man who gets the most real value out of it is the man who puts the most interest into it. The druggists of Ohio have never been appealed to before as a body and do not let this opportunity pass you by. Some have said, "What do I get out of the State Association in return for the dues I pay into it"? This question will be answered for you this year with interest if you do your part and get into the work with the proper spirit and attitude towards it.

The Ohio State Pharmaceutical Association today is one of the most pro

gressive Associations that the druggists of Ohio have ever maintained and no one who is connected with the drug business can afford at this time to be without membership in it.

The Ohio Public Health Federation now gives the druggist the opportunity to take his stand upon questions involving public health and to be represented among the other professions as indeed he should be. Will you as individuals accept this opportunity or will you let it go by and then ask next July, why did not the druggists make an effort to prevent us from being legislatured out of business?

Edward Spease, the O. S. P. A. representative in the Federation, is taking an active interest in the work and will report monthly in this department.


The installation of the voucher system, made possible by the change in the ByLaws at the special session in October, simplifies the work of the Treasurer and enables him to keep tab on the finances with the minimum amount of effort. A little thoughtfulness on the part of the members in forwarding dues to him before getting his second or third letter would also reduce his work and conservate our



A called meeting of the Council of the State Pharmaceutical Association was held in Columbus on November 10th. The entire Council was present, also L. W. Funk of the Press Committee, W. R. Hower of the Agricultural Commission and H. L. Schaefer, candidate for the position of organizer.

In the discussion of the Public Health Federation it was stated that the Board of Pharmacy did not desire to join the Federation on the same basis as the other organizations, but was willing to be represented through the O. S. P. A., as the Board members were all members of the Association. President Bowman was authorized to name a representative for the Board and he appointed M. N. Ford to be associate delegate with Mr. Spease.

Following the instruction of the Association at the special meeting in October, for Council to map out a definite plan of

work to be carried on, President Bowman called upon each member for his idea of the duties of the organizer. Mr. Thompson stated that he should seek to standardize prices on proprietaries and revive the county branch organizations on a working basis. Mr. Winter also urged the importance of the county branches being aroused; that the membership list needed revision especially in the northern part of the state. Mr. Barman and Mr. Cotner believed that both county branch and N. A. R. D. organizations should be revived.

Professor Kauffman stated that the membership list should be revised; that the organizer should be under the direction of the officers of the Council; that the State should be divided into sections and worked in a systematic manner under directions issued by Council and that he should make weekly, written reports.


President Bowman stated that expected great activity on the part of the committees, especially the press, propaganda and legislative and other committees who would send in matter to be worked up by the organizer. These matters should come to Council first, which in turn would direct the organizer as to what detail to carry out. After discussing the matter, Professor Kauffman was appointed to take full charge of the organizer, to direct his efforts and to require of him a weekly report. Mr. Kauffman agreed to accept this responsibility, but stated that it would require considerable time and some expense and wanted to know if Council was prepared to take care of such expense. then voted that funds for the entire expense of the organizer and all correspondence in connection therewith be drawn in favor of Mr. Kauffman as Chairman of the Council, who would see to its distribution in the proper channels.

It was

It was also voted that at the next meeting a clause would be added to the Constitution requiring all associate members to pay one dollar annually into the treas


The main object of this special meeting being to elect the organizer, Mr. Henry L. Schaefer was then introduced. After hearing his credentials recited, a letter from Mr. Chas. Harding of Cincinnati, was read in behalf of Mr. W. L. B. Brittain of that city, who was also a candi

date for the position. It having been decided that the organizer would be elected on a written ballot, the vote was so taken which resulted in Mr. Schaefer's election. Mr. Schaefer was notified and agreed to take up his duties on November 20th.

The bid for printing the 1914 Proceedings was awarded to The Midland Publishing Company for $528.45 for 1500 copies of 178 pages each and $34. for each additional 16 pages.

Mr. Hower stated that the Agricultural Commission contemplated a modification of the Pharmacy law affecting the status of drug stores and covering the vendor question. The Commission was requested to confer with the Legislative Committee of the Association on any such proposed changes.

Professor Kauffman then offered two pages in each issue of the Midland Druggist for use of the Association, the matter to be furnished by the Press Committee, which was accepted.

In regard to insecticide and stock food legislation, Professor Kauffman stated that there would, no doubt, be introduced into the Legislature a bill which would be pleasing to the manufacturer, jobber and retailer and others interested, and the matter was referred to the Legislative Committee.

The meeting adjourned subject to the call of the President or Chairman of Council.

Speaking The Truth.

In the little Scotch Highland village, where grandmother lived as a small girl, there was a "simple" man, who sometimes out of his blighted mind brought words of wisdom. He used, every Sunday, to sit in solitary and stupid state in the gallery of the village kirk, and listen to the long-winded old preacher who droned through the same sermon nearly every Sunday of the year.

One Sabbath, however, the horrible effect of his words was too much for the minister, who stopped short in his sermon and spoke feelingly to his congregation.

"I dinna believe there's ony mon awake and leestening to the deescourse except the eediot in the gallery!"

For a moment there was silence, then the vacant-minded one referred to leaned over the rail and shouted:

"And if I hadna been an eediot I'd ha' been asleep too!"-Woman's Home Companion.

West Virginia Department

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Permission to establish this branch was due entirely to the fact that a school of pharmacy has been opened at the University which is at Morgantown. It was through the instrumentality of Professor C. H. Rogers, head of the department of pharmacy at the University, that the West Virginia branch was established. The charter members of the branch are: G. O. Young and John Coleman, Buckhannon; S. M. Scott, Jr., Terra Alta; B. E. Downs, Welch; Alfred Walker, Sutton; W. C. Price, Huntington; F. B. Haymaker, Clarksburg; Clifford W. Ray, Iaeger; W. H. Moore, T. J. Casey, H. J. Hutchins, A. B. Berry, G. H. Dent, W. H. Sturgiss, J. B. Chipley, R. M. Holyrod, C. B. Rogers, W. H. Shultz, G. W. Melcher, W. A. Ream, D. C. Sturgiss, all of Morgantown.

Within the next few weeks a meeting will be held at which an organization will be perfected and the Branch will begin to perform the functions for which it was founded. The members are enthusiastic and it is believed it will be of incalculable benefit to the department of pharmacy at the University. The effort to make the department a success has already been resultant of much good and there is promise that next year will see its usefulness to the University greatly extended. Every pharmacist in the state is interested and most of them are doing something toward helping the movement along to make its standing equal to that of any other college of pharmacy in the country. The new branch will do a great deal toward that end, for its members include all the members of the State Board of Pharmacy, as well as many other energetic pharmacists of West Virginia whose interests are made those of the new department, and

who have pledged their assistance to Mr. Rogers.

AN ACTIVE BRANCH ASSOCIATION. In the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia the druggists co-operate in a manner that redounds to their benefit and gives their organization a splendid standing. The Ohio Valley Druggists' Association, the membership of which comprises men who are in the business in various conties of the upper end of the state and along the Ohio Valley, recently held a banquet at Wheeling and there were present leading druggists from Brooke, Marshall, Hancock, Ohio, Wetzel and other thriving counties. One of the principal objects of the association is to guard against evil legislation in both the National Congress and the Legislature of West Virginia. At the Wheeling meeting a petition was directed made to be sent to the United States Senators and members of Congress asking them. to safe-guard the interests of pharmacists in the National Law-making bodies, and it is likely the same association will have a representative in Charleston when the legislature convenes early next year, for the purpose of opposing any legislation that will be inimical to the interests of the West Virginia drug dealers. R. Elson, of Wellsburg, was a representative from Brooke county, at the last session of the legislature, and proved a valuable man not only in the councils of law-makers, but as a representative of the druggists. He was on a number of important committees and was considered an able man. He is a member of the Ohio Valley Association. He is now President of the West Virginia Druggists Association, and as such has learned that when Congress next convenes there will be at least seven bills for introduction which have a bearing on the business of the pharmacists of the country. It is likely the state and auxiliary asssociations will see that their interests are protected to the greatest possible extent, and it is probable a representative will be commissioned to go to Washington to do what is possible to check any hurtful operations,


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