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THE COLUMBIA EVENING MISSOURIAN, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1922
Local Mills Today Are Complex
Machinery for Flour-Grinding
One hundred ami mjc ears ago.in 1816,
llic fir-t mill in Columbia tonIiip was
lirought here by wagon from Virginia by
William Wright, one of the first -settlers
.f Boone County. In 1821 or 1822 the
frcoml mill, Ilirhard Caes was put up.
bitt) )ear. later, February 6, 1862, the
Columbia Milling Co. was incorporated
villi a capital of $60,000. Columbia's
ncnet mill was built only three years
ago. The largest one, orcup)ing almost
a bloik, hi been here since 1892.
flour-making when the first horse mill
Ma ct up mi the. northeast quarter of
iV-ction 13, range 12 of Columbia town,
thin mu-t hac been a crude process
"Twcnu-fhe ears ago," as a miller
him has been in the'busmess thirty jear,
"nulling equipment was nothing lil.c as
adequate d it is now." Now. before the
wheat is ready for tlie grinder which
reiitujll produce flour, it passes
through a half-dozen prepartory stages
snd there are a man) more steps to be
taken when it reaches the flour side of
When the wheat comes into the ele
vator it is graded and run into hoppers
that look like nothing more than trap
doors in the floor. Then begins a long
race. Through narrow shafts, spiral ele
ctors or "legs,' a they are called, the
nheat rha-- itelf; upstairs and down,
from first floor In ceiling and back to
basement it goes to the accompaniment
of whirring belts and filing dust. During
this time it jiacs through a diM i lltc
tor and a fan that separates the tea!
grain from the cliaff, which is deposited
by itself in a compartment. The great
bins whii.!i store the wheat hold 90,000
The wheat tliat is to be metamor
phosed into flour is carried to llic other
side of the mill where the chasing pro
cess begins anew. A grinder, a sort of
giant clothes wringer with corrugated
metal rollers, crushes the wheat. Other
grinders recehe it, each successiie one
making its texture finer.
After each grinding the wheat is sift
ed and some flour i taken out, that
which is not fine enough being ground
and sifted again. The flour is lifted
through Italian silk. So perfectly is
their work done that, sas the reteran
miller, een under the microscope the
wcaie appears smootlu The meshes of
the simes through which the flour
passes are successnelv finer until the last
is as fiae as an ordinary piece of silk
Sifted, the flour is run to the packer.
a modified funnel, lupeil like the flour
containers often een on kitchen cabi
nets. Then it is deposited in sacks and
so finally, comes to rest.
The storage room i diidcd into aisle
by walls, four feet high, of sacked flour.
In other parts of the mill are stored the
dozen or more kinds of feed.
This mill has its own print shop where
tags are made and sacks stamped. It
output i practically consumed by home
trade. The territor) of the other Glum
bia mill lie within a radius of about
In spite of the excellent fjcihtics for
flour-making no, women are baking
far less bread than they did when the
horse mill supplied the community uitli
the neiessary materials the two Colum
bia millers say.
ened it was a dancing number by Bold
The second act went much better. It
approached sprightliness at times and
drew scleral hearty laughs from the pit.
The dancing of Franceme Dunlop and
Leslie. Jones was the most genuine thing
in the play, as well as the most wan
It cominced one that the burlesque
which they applied to the rest of the
nlav may hate been conscious. Miss
Dunlop "with a lampshade on her head"
was cten more reckless than in the grace
ful roguery of her earlier dance and
-The Whichness of the Whatness
brought the greatest applause.
The company lost half of its chorus
by a strike just before reaching Columbia.
MARKET ONLY GOOD EGGS
ICE-BOUND WATERS 'AS
WELL AS TROPICAL
." SEAS A SAILOR'S LOT
The sjilor has many luir-raising and
aditnturou experiences. His Jjfe is
filled with thrills from the time he
boards the ship until the cargo has been
tafcly unloaded a' the wliarf. lie comes
in contact with people in both hemi
pl.cro and siut learns the habits and
lubtomes of nearly eer nation on the
globe. His i a hard life but he is re
paid many times b) the experiences he
C A. Johnson, a local tailor, was a
siilor on a freight boat for seeral years.
He has traveled around the world eeral
times and lias iited practically cery
tountry in the world. His adtentures
urr akin to those described in tales of
the sea a half century ago. He lias been
in dangerous predicaments in the ice
bound waters of the North as well as in
the tropical te5.
It was in 1880, he says, that he had
tile most thrilling experience of his sail
ing career. Together with etenty-fitc
other sailors he landed at Alexandria.
Egpt. It was just preceding the famous
Turki-h mas-acre and already warnings
Iucl been ghen la aoid the Turks as
much as H-ible. Howeer, Johnson
and the other sailors landed and went
ashore at the Egyptian port. Starting
on a hike he soon reached the famous
pyramids and was beginning to enjoy
the sight when around a corner he could
distinguish a dark face. Coming closer,
he could see the Turk's eyes and his hate
ful and ferocious expression which re
sembled a cougar's as it was about to
rouncc upon its helpless prey. Johnson
said ho broke all speed records in pull
ing his gun from the bolster and firing
ot the oncoming Turk. His gun was dis
charged just in lime because the Turk
was in readiness to murder the sailor.
HnwcTcr, when John-on fired, the Mo
hammedan quick!) ran away.
I'iratcs are the most hated of anyone
who sails the seas. They will capture a
ship in mid-ocean, kill the crew, take
possesion of the ccrgo, run it in port
and sell it. When a pirate i caught, he
is tortured In death. Sometimes a sharp
hook is placed in his throat, he is lifted
from the floor and allowed lo hang until
be dies two or three hours later.
MAINLY ABOUT PEOPLE
.Miss Hdcn Baker of Cenlralia visited
Miss K. I'emberton went lo Cenlralia
yesterday to iit friends.
Miss Therta Searcy went to Cenlralia
jesUrdj), where she teaches in the high
Miss Cussie Marshall went yesterday
to HalNiille, where she teaches in the
Mrs. J. T. llicliardson of McBainc was!
here jesierday wsiting Mr. and Mrs. 11.
Mrs. C D. Byrdin of Abingdon, 111.,
relumed to Iter home yesterday after a
week-end tisit wkh her daughter, Har
riet, who is attending Stephens College.
Capt. Thomas FrNloc chapter U. K.
D. 1812 will meet Thursday with Mi.
Mrs. C. L. Bewick of Si. Joseph. Mo.,
returned home jetcrda) afler a week's
tiit with Mr. B. L. Luca-.
J. C Boggs, trateling salc-man for the
A. S. Kreidcr Shoe Co. of St. Louis, is
in Columbia on business toda).
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Fiiklin went to
Moberl) yesterda) on business.
Miss Oma Landreth armed yesterda)
from Marcelinc to isit Mi-s Karleen
Brooks and Miss Bertha Landreth.
Mrs. L. J. Dulle ha just returned from
Jefferson Cit), where she attended the
funeral of her niece, Mary Knahle.
-Mrs. K. W. Mansfield and Mrs. Cort
Minor went lo Huntsdalc yesterda).
Mrs. Bella Schooler returned ycterda)
from Hallsille where she visited friends.
Mrs. R. L. Sawyer of Mu-catine, 111.,
returned to her home yesterday afler a
few days iil wiih friends in Colum
bia. John Dreck, Harry Winston, Verne
Herold and J. L. Yales, of St. Loui, re
turned home yesterda) after attending
the Washington-Missouri game Saturda)
and uniting friends here.
W. B. McGregor, Congrcs-man from
Linn County, came here testcrda) morn
ing In iit his son, Randolph McCregnr,
of the Unnersity K. O. T. C, and left
for Jefferson City in the afternoon.
Mr. George Knt of Sullitan Count)
and Mrs. Lincoln Hazeltin of Green
County were here jo-trrday tu confer
with William Hiitli, editor of the Mis
souri Fanner, about a booster bulletin
for the Women's I'rogresshe Farmers'
AT THE THEATERS
"For Goodness Sake."
"For Goodness' Sake." at the Colum-
bla Th'ater last nigU. satisfied a vocif.
erous gallery with much horse-nlav and
two pretty girls. The first act dra-rred
and creaked and threatened many times
to iall apart. The on!) thing that Iiv-
OF ALL KINDS
BOUGHT AND SOLD
f yf ! vm L Nn
90S Bdwy., Ground Floor. Thonc 230
High pradc tinier gasoline costs no more tlidii the ordinary gasoline ou
are imw Imying.
LET US PROTECT
Your radiator with denatured alcohol, and make frequent tests as to
freezing points throughout the winter.
ALWAYS AT YOUR SERVICE
Penn Lubric Oil Company
6lh and Broadway A. M, Cowaili Mgr
Make Missouri Famous Is Slogan of
"Let's begin putting up eggs that will
make Missouri famous" is the slogan of
the Missouri Farmers' Association in the
100 per cent egg campaign.
In order to do this rrery fanners ife
Save Something Each Month.
Saving money doesn't mean self-denial,
it is the best known method of getting
what you want. Let me explain the
Farm & Home Savings & Loan plan to
you. Mrs. O. J. Weathers. Phone 272.
Office 901 A Broadway.
should sign the pledge for better 'eg;
According to this pledge she will deliver
only the large, clean, fresh eggs to her
exchange and keep the small, dirty,
cracked eggs for home use.
If only the best eggs were sent lo the
exchanges, within a )ear or so the prem
ium of Missouri eggs in the large east
ern cities would be increased at least 10
per cent for such eggs, according to Wil
liam Worth in his article "Watchman.
What of the Night?" in the November
15 issue of the Missouri Farmer.
"The Ten Commandments of Better
Poultry Product," which were prepared
for the Missouri Farmer's Association
may be obtained from Mr. Cow den's of
Reduce the High Cost of Living
oie Majestic Hotel
llth anj Pine Street
ST. louis. MO.
Every Room with Private Bath
and Free Electric Ten
Single Kfcom, 02-00 Par D7
Double . $3.00 Per Day
"comfout without cxtravagance"
Dave Gclder, Prcsld.r.t and Manager
C C Swmne), - Assc Maoazer
' -s-sssai 1 1 '
Robberies Force Society to More.
By Lulled rresi.
New York, Nov. 21. The St. Ceorge's
Sociel), an organization to reliiir lh,.
down-and-outs, has been forced by too
many robberies lo moe from its nres
ent location. mt
John L. Piatt's
17 South 9th
Agent New Underwoods
Standard and Portable.
Call 622. F. A. Henninger, Jr.
Dr. Buescher &
Lady chiropractor in attendance.
Rooms 3, 4 and 5, in the Miller
Bldg. Office phone 1979. Resi
dence phone 2024.
Attention One Moment Please!
The Farm & Home Saving & Loan As
sociation with assets over fifteen million
can help you own your own borne. We
get loans immediately. You pay the in
terest and principle each month. Mrs.
0. J. Weathers, phone 272. Office 901
At The Service of
Every Boone County Fanner.
We Pay the Highest Price for
We are willing to prove it.
I wnen in lown iLat at
L-mm - McAllister's Cafeterias
I ss g anj cnerry ioth anfj Broadway
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h j r jk The WinchtslerSimmons Store h z3
LEARN TO DANCE c. -- -.
At Pemberton Hall i nandlcd bv a First Class Hardware Dealer. j - MmWW WHk
Mrs. Jameson, Instructor ' f WB mm m mv B
Assisted by the best dancers in the University. Private VlLN I W M ' H-J
i.m.n. The Place to Get V) fM ALUMINUM
gfiSBI tt-itcnenware ff 'mmMM,a i -V
I Peanuts NovelUes J ' kOx . S 1 illl
lry our home-roasted coffee. successors to MtnavsMca ft,! ? f;3 MrgfeiwtigaHWaHCTwl
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Phone 1593 IS N. Eighth St. : SOS Broadway Phone 147 ElBSJHBMlfffla
- " 1 II ! 1 Regular 90c I
LONG TERM AMORTIZATION FARM LOANS
have been made available to you by Special Act of Congress.
These loans are very much more favorable than any that were
ever before available to the American farmer. They relieve you
of all the dangers and worries of the old time mortgage. Under
this plan your loan never matures but is gradually killed off.
There are no commissions and no renewals with attendant
expenses. In order that the farmer of this locality may enjoy
the advantages of this special legislation this Bank will act for
them without charge in negotiating loans of this form through
the Liberty Central Joint Stock Land.Bank of St. Louis operating
under the Federal Farm Loan Act. Do not fail to get the benefits
that Congress has provided for you.
We will cheerfully give you complete information call or
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