Dillwyn Coop, C&B,
Dillwyn Co-Operative Elevator Is Christened By first 1938 Wheat Dillwyn — Exactly ten weeks' after construction was begun, the Dillwyn Grain k Supply Co.'s 75,000 bushel capacity elevator here started operations. First new wheat run up the conveyor belt was two bushels presented by John Cooper, as a memorial to his father. General Cooper, pioneer wheat grower ot the community, a general in the Union army in the Civil war who located north of here in the early days. The first load of' wheat durnped at the new elevator was hauled by Paul Rcynol'ds, who, like Cooper is a stockholder in the company. The elevator is owned by farmers of this community, "it stands as a symbol of the cooperation of a group of farmers building and planning for a better future for the community and the land they farm," declared H. A. Harrison, president. The plant is modern in every detail, constructed of concrete and steel, a fireproof, reinforced concrete structure. It was built by the Chalmers & Borton Co., of Hutchinson, and cost $21,000. It towers 117 feet above the ground and can be seen for miles around. The co-operative elevator company has 135 stockholders, farmers of this vicinity. The company was started 34 years ago, the old 16,000 bushel elevator, a frame structure, being built in 1904. The new modern elevator, nearly five times as large in capacity, replaces it. The new elevator is modernly equipped, including a dust collector installation ,as a safety feature. The two dump pits hold 3,000 bushels. The huge concrete bins hold 75,000 bushels in all. It is 143 feet from the bottom of the pit to the top of the elevator. A big light will be placed on the top, 117 feet above the ground, as a beacon light. H. A. Harrison is president, D E. Johnson, vice presiddent, anc Ray Harter, secretary of the company. Others on the board o directors arc Harry Cotton, Sloan Crissman, G. G. Adamson, George Clcmes, H. W. Landrith, and Leslie Batchman, all farmers of this community. August Hager, manager ot the elevator, has been with the company for five years.