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Author Name:    BOYD, Hugh

Title:   New Breaking : An Outline of Co-Operation Among the Farmers of Western Canada. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    J. M. Dent & Sons (Canada) Limited, Toronto & Vancouver, 1938, 

Seller ID:   97906

BOYD, Hugh. New Breaking : An Outline of Co-Operation Among the Farmers of Western Canada. Toronto & Vancouver : J. M. Dent & Sons (Canada) Limited, (March 1938). First Edition. Pp (10),11-215,(1), frontispiece + 12 leaves ofplates Jacket design by Rowland Trevor. Printed by the Hugh Heaton Printin g House, Limited. Hugh Ross Cameron Boyd (b. 24 Jul 1900 in Ashgrove, Inverness, Scotland - d. 14 Dec 1964 in Edmonton, Alberta). Peel 6157. Not in Watters. " The author presents in this book an up-to-date and stimulating account of the long and well-sustained farmer struggle for the most satisfactory co-operative method of marketing our wheat and other farm produce. Thiis is coupled with the story of securing appropriate legislation and amendments, designed to protect the producer from the abuses and practices more orless inherent in the warehousing, transporting and handling of grain. Th e principle of co-operation is amongst the most important of the great forces which are striving for the shaping of our civilization to-day. As a principle it is opposed to the idea ot the "survival of the fittest." Even whenthe system which glorified competition was in its heydey, many men and wom en turned in self-protection to another way of living, and in the mid-nineteenth century laid the foundations of a social and economic order m which co-operation was to be dominant. Everybody who is interested in this aspect of the ever-widening co-operative movement, will find "New Breaking" stimulating reading. The story of the organised rural activities dating back tosmall beginnings at the turn of the century, are here set forth in consecu tive order, and in a manner designed to be fair and just to all parties concerned. Mr. Boyd has written an interesting, informative and readable book. An appreciative Foreword is contributed by the Hon. W. R. Motherwell. " - from the dj. Contents: Foreword; Introduction: Concerning Mutual Help; 1.In the Early Days; 2. The Farmers Organize; 3. The Sintaluta Trial and Aft er; 4. Partridge's Plan; 5. Battles of the Grain Growers Grain Company; 6. Two Elevator Experiments in Manitoba; 7. Co-operative Elevators Across the Prairies; 8. The Terminal Question; 9. Expansion and Amalgamation; 10. Canada's First Wheat Board ; 11. The First Drive for Marketing Control; 12. NewPlans and an Ally; 13. The Bone of Contention; 14. The Coming of the Pools ; 15. From Producer to Consumer; 16. The Pools Build Elevators ; 17. Trouble; 18. Fighting Back; 19. National Marketing Again; 20. The Pools and the Grain Inquiry of 1937; 21. The Farmer as Producer and Consumer. With a chronology, a "Short Book List," and index. Photo captions: "The Next Generation" (young farmboy, frontispiece), "Loading a Steamer with Wheat at Churchillon Hudson Bay"; "Putting in the Crop" (with team of horses, opp. 17); "In the Qu'Appelle Valley. In this region the Agricultural Co-opeerative Movement of Western Canada had its Beginning" (opp. 32); "W. R. Motherwell. and Peter Dayman" (opp. 49); "Homestead in Northern Saskatchewan" (opp. 64); "Directors and Officers of the Grain Growers Grain Company, 1910-11" (group photo, with names, opp. 80); "One of the Earliest Farmer-Owned Elevators" / "Section of the Port Arthur Waterfront" (opp. 81); "The Harbour, Fort William" (several ships, two tugs, opp. 96); "Threshing Scene in the Early 'Twenties" (opp. 97); "Harvest on the Manitoba Plains" (opp. 112); "Central Selling Agency of the Canadian Wheat Pools, Board of Directors and Officials, 1927-28" (group photo, with names, opp. 113); "A Shipping Point in Southern Alberta" (view of train and elevators, opp. 128); "Port Terminal No.7, Port Arthur (Capacity 6,900,000 Bushels), which was Constructed for the Saskatchewan Wheat pool in 1928" (a view from the water which shows two grain ships, one being in the Canadian Steamship Lines fleet, opp. 129); "A Canadian Wheat Cargo Reaches the Port of Antwerp" (showing a freighter with two lighters alongside, opp. 160); "Pool Terminal and Vancouver Harbour by Moonlight" (opp. 177); "'One Northern' : A Farm near Regina" (opp. 192). Very good in very good slightly soiled and lightly spine-sunned dustjacket. A lovely copy. 40.00

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