If the merchants and manufacturers of Pennsylvania (or any other state) hoped to sell "wholesome oleomargarine
as an article of food," Harlan wrote, "their appeal must be to the legislature, or to the ballot-box, not to the judiciary.
We were also treated to two creative pieces (not that scholarship is not creative), one by John Bird who read us a fairytale he has written based on Twain's "Prince Oleomargarine
," and a moving excerpt from a longer piece by Sharon McCoy, written in Jim's voice and telling the familiar tale from his perspective.
Eventually the oleomargarine
industry avoided the tax by offering yellow dye packets with its naturally white product, but the battle continued throughout this period, and culminated in the 1906 Pure Food Act establishing the Food and Drug Administration.
upholding tax rate on yellow oleomargarine
that was forty times the tax
Doug Hoylman adds OLEOMARGARINE
, and Raymond Love wrote the following essay:</p> <pre> I read with interest Alexian Gregory's Taxicab Words kickshaw about compound words where com and pound and compound are synonymous.
A federal administrator of a veteran's home refused to label oleomargarine
, a butter substitute, in compliance with state law.
678, 682 (1888) (upholding legislation prohibiting the manufacture of oleomargarine
, despite the owner's allegation that the entire value of his property would be lost and he would be deprived of his livelihood).
The first commercial product of Oce in 1877 was a coloring agent for oleomargarine
that made it look like butter.
244) and manufacture oleomargarine
that cannot be told from butter.
1950 The Oleomargarine
Act requires prominent labeling of colored oleomargarine
to distinguish it from butter.
For instance, discriminatory taxes or outright bans were placed on oleomargarine
and compound lard, as well as certain kinds of baking powder, milk, whiskey, coffee, candy, and drugs, which were claimed by competitors to be adulterated.
Remember when the only substitute for butter was white oleomargarine
that had to be mixed at home with yellow coloring to make it look like the real thing?