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Dyersburg State Gazette July 29, 1921:
Ships Coaled at 60 Tons a Minute
The world's record for fast coaling of a single ship developed a rate of over 60 tons a minute. This is what the new Baltimore & Ohio railroad pier at Baltimore is able to accomplish. In that respect the pier is acknowledged to be the greatest of all coaling agents. Recently the steamer Maiden was loaded there with 7,222 tons of fuel in 118 minutes, or a rate of 3,670 tons an hour.
The coal reaches the pier in carload lots from the mines. The coaling operation is different from most other piers of its kind because the cars do not go out on the platform. Special transporting devices in which the endless belt is a feature of this work. The gondola railway cars with their coal contents are handled by two huge car-dumpers located near the land end of the pier. By force of gravity and cable the cars are drawn to the top of the dumper and there rest in a cradle which overturns them sideways so that the coal falls into a bin and thence to the conveyor belts.
These belts carry the coal out on the pier and distribute it to four loading towers which are exactly opposite to the ship hatches. From these towers the coal is sent by gravity through telescopic chutes to curved steel plates. The latter deliver it in turn to rapid endless belts which throw it to whatever point desired within a radius of 45 feet. Heretofore the principle drawback in coaling ships by mechanical means has been the delivery of coal through the hatch faster than it can be taken away.
WHERE, OH WHERE HAS RHW DOGFENNEL GONE?
DR. SAM COWAN was among the first to call attention to the disappearance of the dog fennel and interviews with farmer folks and others whose business or pleasure leads them occasionally to the rural or suburban districts has confirmed his report of the subject.
Dog fennel is a perennial plant familiar to everybody and formerly grew luxuriantly in all parts of the state until about five years ago it began gradually to disappear from the places where formerly it was most commonly to be found.
Like the cocklebur, nobody has ever fathomed nature's purpose in cursing the earth with this pestiferous plant. It serves no good end and is much in the way. The ragweed is said to the responsible originally for that most dreadful ailment known as hay fever, and for aught that nobody cares to the contrary the dog fennel is gone.
My, what weather! It certainly is not agreeing with the people around here. I believe there has been more sickness this summer than any other time.
I suppose everybody thinks McCullough's Chapel is dead on foot. Oh, now, don't think that, for we have been real busy. Most all the farmers are through laying by.
MRS. FLORENCE DUCKWORTH of Missouri, is visiting her parents, MR. and MRS. CALAWAY DUCKWORTH.
MRS. GUY WALKER of near Mount Hope, spent one day this week with MRS. MARY BISHOP.
LARRY PARKER has returned home from the army, where he has been stationed at Camp Pike Ark. We are all glad to have him back with us.
MISS LULA ASBRIDGE of Spring Hill, is the guest of MIS ORA JACKSON.
MISS ROZELLE WELLS of Burgie's Chapel, visited her aunt Sunday.
MRS. J. L. BOONE will return home Tuesday from Memphis; after a ten days' stay with her daughter, MRS. J. W. RIDDLE.
MRS. PETE FINLEY and children of Finley, spent Sunday with MRS. SIDNEY HENDREN.
JOHNNIE POWERS of Rambow, spent Sunday with LARRY PARKER.
We are all very sorry to hear of REV. IRA DAVIS' death for he was such a dear man. We will all miss his loving smiles and kind words that he had for everybody. Weep not, dear ones, for he is at rest now. May God's richest blessings rest upon his dear wife and children.
MRS. LOLA REED visited MISS HATTIE HUDSON near Neely's Chapel on day this week.
Our meeting is going on now and we certainly have a good preacher. Everybody is invites, so come and we will assure you a good sermon each day and night.
FUR INDUSTRY OF VAST PROPORTIONS
Gross Business in New York Alone during 1919 Estimated at $375,000,000.
The United States leads the world in the production and use of furs. Great Industries, which involve large amounts of capital and employ thousands of persons, has built up estimated in this country. In 1920 the sale of furs amounted to practically $100,000,000, and, according to specialists of the Biological Survey, united States Department of Agriculture, the gross business in connection with the import, export, and handling of domestic furs in New York City alone during 1919 amounted to $375,000,000.
MR. HUNT AT LION'S DINNER
One of the best dinners and one of the best attended meetings since the organization of the Dyersburg Lions Club, was that on last Tuesday. MR. HUNT of Gibson County, made a talk on the possibilities of Dyer County in the growth of truck and fruits. He said that the soil of this county was better adapted for truck farming than Gibson. He also stated that transportation facilities were far better on account of the Illinois Central running fast special trains for the trucking industry. He was enthusiastic over the prospect in this county.
He expects to be here and aid any farmers that care to put out acreage in tomatoes, cabbage, etc. His father cleared $390 on three quarters of an acre of cabbage, showing what could be done here.
The club is getting ready for the proposed ball game with the American Legion to be pulled off at Scott's Field sometime in the near future.
Some of the members have been getting out to the park shortly after five each morning for a practice.
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