The treasury rep walked up to Schauberger after arriving in an elegant car and asked, "There has been a rumor that the Salzburg town corporation has carried out successful tests with your ploughs, and naturally, this is of interest But now I must ask you face to face -what is it worth to me that I support you?"
Schauberger said, "I do not understand what you mean, you are from the treasury, you have nothing to do with support, I paid my fees for the test and everything is complete."
The Treasury Director went on," I must make myself clear. The fact is I have an agreement with the nitrogen industry whereby if I can stimulate the farmers to use more nitrogen than usual I receive a royalty for each sack being sold. If now the farmers were to switch to your copper plough the demand would permanently diminish, and thus I need royalties from your ploughs as compensation. Can't we come to an understanding as old friends and make a deal for both of us?"
Schauberger replied furiously, " I have only one thing to say to you - you are a greedy rascal - a thing I should of understood all at once - when a represenative of the people you drive around in a luxury car."