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MOUNT PULASKI PRODUCTS HAS }-lAD FINE GROWTH IN TEN YEARS Mount Pulaski Products, larg- producer of corn cob meal in the United States, manutactures a useful product from what was once considered a complete waste. Headed by Robert E. Steinfort, the company has grown from a small start in 1951, to its present position as a operation. Production has increased 10-fold in the past 10 years. Cobs are hauled in from a 20- mile radius and stockpiled to in- sure continuous year-round oper- ation of the plant. The cobs first go-through a hammermill which separates the hard or woody part of the cob from the soft part. The hard part is ground into meal, while the soft part is shipped in bulk to feed companies for mixing with molasses. From the 2,000-ton storage house, the hard corn cob parts are run through augers to a ser- ies oI grinders, then sifted into grades and bagged. The high-speed grinders whirl so rapidly that it takes a half- hour for them to slow down after the power is cut off. The cob meal is ground into seven different grades---from the size of pinheads down to the fine- ness of face powder. Uses range from cleaning of furs through air blasting with meal and replaces sand in metal polishing. In addition, the meal serves as an ingredient in gener- al cleaning compounds. The corn cob meal does not scratch. It doesn't stick to metal. And, it is highly absorbent. Its main advantage over sawdust, its nearest competitor, is that the does not have a grain and retains its crystaline-like struc- ture. Five years ago Steinfort bought small corn cob processing oper- ation at Eureka. Since then he has dismantled the plant and has established another larger plant at Skelton between Lincoln and Beason. Ro00h Building Erected In 1902 (Mt. Pulaski Weekly News, 1902) The new Roth building on the northwest corner of the square is to be a two-story structure, modern in every respect. The front will be of pressed brick and plate glass. On the ground floor there are to be three store rooms, two of which will be 80 feet in length by 20 feet in width, while the third will measure 120 feet in length and 20 feet in width. The second story will contain two suites of offices and a lodge room, which when completed will be the finest in Logan county. There will be a basement under the whole building, giving the tenants very fine storage rooms. Thus our progressive little city adds another fine structure to its list of good business blocks. Contractor A. C. Wilson has the brick work completed to the first i floor, and carpenter contractors Snyder & Snyder, have placed the joists in position on the south and middle rooms. On the site of the new building is where the Mt. Pulaski House stood for over half a century. MINSTREL SHOW BROKE ALL RECORDS IN VARIOUS WAYS (March 8, 1951) The benefit Minstrel Show made history in Mount Pulaski on Monday night when more than 1,000 persons jammed the gym of the Mount Pulaski high school for the largest and most enthusiastic crowd that had ever squeezed itself into one build- ing. The huge audience was tops not only in size but in its spon- taneous receptiveness to what, one experienced dramatic's per- son stated, "was the most pro- fessional performance of any home-talent effort I have ever sn." -...SIL.TEHIqIAL EDITION (T1mee.News, Mt. Pulask:L IlL) THURSDAY, JULY 15, llS_...l CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PEOPLE OF MOUNT PULASKI ON THE COMING SIL-TENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR CITY 1836 :-: 1961 Mount Pulaski and its citizens have enjoyed a long, interest- ing and useful history. The people of the Comland vicinity have been glad to be located near your city and to participe :e in your activities and accomplishments. All of us at Cornland, and particularly those of us here at the bank, hope you have a very happy celebration on this occas- ion, and we wish you a successful future through all the years to come. STATE BANK OF CORNLAND M. B. DRA] G. A. VO T-T-'- MINNIE D. BRTSON LOUISE BOHN LULU D.I..ANHAM GEORGE E. DRAILE DAVID L DRA AHOY[ QUICK! FIRE! BANG! GONE! Boats, guns, cameras, furs... protect your valuables with Farmers Auto of Pekin All- Risk Protection for persona! po.e.ions, Accidents happen fast Formers Auto claim service is also fastl Let us protect you against it and a long list of dangers with a Farmers Auto Home- owner's policy. Small claims or big ones... FARMERS AUTO settles fa FARM . FIRE - LIABILITY ' BONDS CAR - TRUCK HOME - BUSINESS We con protect your valuables with FARMERS AuTO All-Risk Protect'n for personal possessions- AUL PHONE: 792-5215 RO O RE - I NSURANCE MOUNT PULASKI, ILL.