Horace Nokes Elected President of Utah Poultry

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Utah Poultry f Producers Close Session Name Officers, Adopt 23 Resolutions (Picture on Page 4-B) Election of new officers and adoption of 23 resolutions designed to protect and better the poultry industry featured the closing session of the Utah Poultry Producers' Cooperative association annual convention Saturday at tho Newhouse hotel. Horace S. Nokes of Riverton was elected president of the association, succeeding E. J. Erekson of Payson. Clyde C. Edmonds of Salt Lake City was reelected secretary and general manager. Others elected are: Albert Tregaskis of American Fork, first vice president; J. E. Reese of Morgan, second vice president; H. W. Eal- lard of Smithfield, third vice president; H. M. Blackhurst of Salt Lake City, assistant general manager; Harry L. Strong of Salt Lake City, treasurer; Charles P. Rudd of Salt Lake City, assistant treasurer, and C. K. Ferre of Salt Lake City, assistant secretary. J. Hollis Aylett of Midvale was named to the board of directors. William A. Shuldberg of Preston, Idaho, and E. J. Erekson of Payson were reappointed to the board. Highlights of resolutions approved at the final session of the three-day convention, which attracted 400 poultrymen from all parts of Utah and southern Idaho, included. Resolutions Entered 1. A stand against legislation "which contemplates discriminatory or punitive taxes designed to destroy or unduly obstruct any channels of distribution." 2. Demand that federal and state legislation and appropriations of agricultural funds give as- much attention to marketing and distribution as to production. 3. Request for legislation requiring that all reciprocal trade treaties of the United States be made subject to congressional approval and ratification. 4. A stand for "free flow of farm products," and against repeal of the "long and short haul" clause of the interstate commerce act. 5. Endorsement of federal legislation which would establish a maximum interest rate of 3 per cent on federal farm mortgages and on loans to irrigation and drainage districts. 6. Endorsement of house bill 94, providing state control to check the spread of disea.se among poultry flocks. 7. Request for agricultural exemption from the hours provision of the wage and hour law, and recommendation that no state wage- and-hour law be passed "not fully in accord" with the national law. Congressional Request 8. Request that congress pass legislation requiring local unions or federations to incorporate, so they can be held legally responsible for acts and performance of contracts. 9. Demand for an "adequate" tariff wall against importation of eggs or egg meats from foreign countries. 10. Request that the interstate commerce commission base the freight cost structure on current values of railroad properties, and not on the basis of original cost. The resolution regarding unions was passed following a talk by Mr. Edmonds in which he vigorously attacked "irresponsible" unions. "Experience has demonstrated," the resolution said, "that in negotiation with local labor unions, a contract is definitely one-sided because of the fact that local unions, though fully officered, are not corporate bodies, and therefore can not be held responsible for their acts or for the performance of their part of a contract. "We therefore call upon the congress of the United States to pass such legislation as will require all local unions or federations to in- corporate, so that the corporate entity may be held accountable for its actions." Tells of Subterfuge Mr. Edmonds reported in his speech at the afternoon session that a local union had negotiated a contract with the association by a "subterfuge," pretending that it represented all employes when in (Continued on Pape 4-B)

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  1. The Salt Lake Tribune,
  2. 19 Feb 1939, Sun,
  3. Page 23

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