Dairy Foods History

Gail Borden

By: 0. E: Reed
STRIVE to do all the good possible for mankind." Thus advised one whose name is widely known in connection with various forms of concentrated food-Gail Borden. And the spirit which prompted these words caused him to become interested in the inventions which made him famous. Particularly is this true in his relation to the dairy industry. Although he did his work nearly a century ago his name is at present almost a household word.

Carl De Laval

BY: J.C. McDowell

IT IS TRUE that this country has a long list of inventions to its credit, but the cream separator is not. one of them. It was invented by Carl Gustaf De Laval in Sweden in 1878,a little more than 50 years ago.

Gustaf De Laval was born in Sweden May 9, 1845. The name De Laval is of French origin. One of his ancestors came from France and settled in Sweden in 1622. This ancestor seems to have come of a warrior family, as he is reported to have thought with Gustavus Adolphus in at least one of the campaigns carried on by that great Swedish general.

Clarence Eckles

BY: E.M. Harmon

NEVER quit a. job till you have won. And be reasonably sure you can master any situation you tackle." It is a good many years since these words or their substance came across the desk of G. H. Eckles to a raw country boy who was just, completing his college course.

Theophilus Haecker

BY: W. A. Gordon
A MERRY, little man, whose twinkling bright eyes belie the accuracy of his estimate that he is "physically sound but mentally bankrupt,'' is Theophilus Levi Haecker. Deep furrows line his face, but they are joyous wrinkles-the wrinkles of a man who has laughed much, even while arduous labor of mind and body was leaving its impress.

William Henry

BY: F.B. Morrison

A MOST any pleasant day in Balboa Park, San Diego. California, one may see inspecting the botanical and zoological treasures, a tall, white-haired man with the sensitive face of an idealist, but, with the high-bridged nose and firm mouth of the doer. Strangers often ask his name for William Arnon Henry is still a courtly and arresting figure as he nears his eightieth birthday.

William Hoard

BY: Howard E. Johnson

THE dairy industry owes a great debt to William Dempster Hoard. An early champion of the specialized dairy cow and a crusader for sound and businesslike, dairy practices, his influence upon the industry is immeasurable.

Otto Hunziker

BY: J.B. Fitch

A TOWN boy's love for handling dairy cow? gave dairying one of its ten master minds. Hunziker, the scientist of dairy manufacture, spent most of his boyhood summers working at all sorts of jobs on the dairy farms of the neighborhood.

Elmer McCollum

BY: M.D. Munn

IT IS a long way from milking cows on a. Kansas farm to the scientific determination of why milk is man's most important food. Yet this distance is covered by the life and scientific achievements of Dr. E. V. McCollum, who is now only 51 years of age.