Category Archives: Bookkeeping

Information about County Creamery’s bookkeeping systems and the impact on TC&DA in Tillamook, Oregon’s cheese war.

Timeline, 1968

Cheese War   Timeline     1968   Event Date Event Source (See key below.)       2-1968 Cheese & Dairy cheesemakers brought trophies home from the Oregon Dairy Industries annual convention. Fritz Baumgartner, head cheesemaker, won the sweepstakes trophy. Also winning awards were Lloyd Wright, Dean Daggett, Ron Jones, Allan Waldron, and Merton… READ MORE

Timeline, 1966

Cheese War   Timeline     1966   Event Date Event Source (See key below.)       2-20-1966 Annual meetings of competing Tillamook dairy cooperatives were held on the third Saturday in February.   Gathering at the Fairview Grange were about 125 members of Cheese and Dairy, which had merged with Red Clover at… READ MORE

Timeline, 1965

Cheese War   Timeline     1965   Event Date Event Source (See key below.) 4-12-1965 to 4-16-1965   County Creamery filed a $10 million antitrust suit against Cheese & Dairy, along with a $10 million antitrust suit against Red Clover. Earlier, Cheese & Dairy and Red Clover asked for a combined $8.4 million in… READ MORE

Timeline, 1964

Cheese War   Timeline     1964   Event Date Event Source (See key below.)       1-27-1964       Cheese & Dairy sought an injunction in federal court that would order County Creamery to stop threatening legal action against dealers who handle Premium Brand cheese. Cheese & Dairy said that County Creamery… READ MORE

Timeline, 1963

Cheese War   Timeline       1963     Event Date Event Source (See key below.)           1-1963 and 2-1963       A dairy stabilization law for the Portland milkshed was drafted by an Oregon Dairymen’s Association committee headed by George Milne, president of Tillamook Cheese & Dairy. The… READ MORE

Accounting Lawsuit Filed Against County Creamery

In 1965, Cheese & Dairy sued County Creamery, alleging accounting errors, such as being owed $1,782,655 in assets, $237,818 from cheese held and sold, and $285,563 in debts. (Credit: The Oregonian, May 18, 1965) READ MORE

Reasons Why a Declaratory Judgment Lawsuit Was Filed

At an Aug. 19, 1963 special board meeting, patrons of Red Clover Cheese Factory and Tillamook Cheese & Dairy Association heard an explanation of why the two factories were ready to file a declaratory judgment lawsuit against Tillamook County Creamery Association. READ MORE

Reasons to Cancel Marketing Agreement Listed by Cheese & Dairy

In a “Board Information” message, the Publicity Committee of Cheese & Dairy told its patrons why it was cancelling its marketing agreement with County Creamery. The nine reasons were the same reasons cited by Red Clover in its own notice of cancellation to County Creamery. The reasons included: loss of representation; unfair charges; lack of… READ MORE

County Creamery’s Bookkeeping Errors Noted by Cheese & Dairy

Cheese & Dairy’s board of directors hired an auditor and shared the results with the patrons in a Feb. 14, 1963 “Board Information” message. The auditors found numerous bookkeeping errors. Eight of the directors spent their own money to copy and mail the information. READ MORE

No Money, No Milk

No Money, No Milk

Cheese & Dairy protested County Creamery’s lack of payment for July and August 1963 milk by declaring that no more milk would be sent until payment was made. “No Money — No Milk!!” was the Cheese & Dairy board’s defiant statement. Within days of receiving the notice, County Creamery credited more than $299,000 to Cheese… READ MORE