Grain and Farm Service Centers Volume 22

Grain and Farm Service Centers Volume 22

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909-01 edition. Excerpt: our Iowa news column this number. The dealer who depends upon his own scales for the weight of grain paid for, has himself to blame if they are not kept in working order. ELEVATOR men who attempt to protect their property from lightning by covering it with a net work of fence wire, are surely wasting their time and money. Such wire would soon corrode and break, and never could be depended upon to carry a very large current of electricity. Any dependence placed upon such frail apparatus would be misleading. If protection from lightning is desired, a perfect system of rods should be pro-' vided, and the experience of recent years would indicate that it is the part of economy to do so. IUDGING from the narrow margins upon which large dealers in central markets are handling high-priced grain of the last crop, they seem to be laboring under the impression that the higher the price the smaller the margin needed to bring them out of each deal with a profit. Competition has hammered profits down to so narrow a margin as to insure many great disappointments when the results-of the year's business is placed on the balance sheet. Never before have such narrow margins prevailed over so long a period, and the surprise is that the dealers do not refuse to handle the business except 'upon margins which will at least pay expenses. No doubt some-dealers have withdrawn from the market 'simply because of the narrow margins, but enough others remain who are willing to work on an eighth to keep buyers and consumers well supplied. RECIPROCAL DEMURRAGE still has many friends and champions, and two different Minnesota judges have recently decided favorably to shippers who sued for damages due to delay in transit and at more

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  • Paperback | 500 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 885g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871413
  • 9781236871411