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ADAM DIEHL ENDS HIS FIFTIETH YEAR IN BUSINESS HERE Head of One of Few Firms Operating Without Change Half Century. ADAM 1H Kill. Of the firm r.f Dlehl Jt Lord, who Is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the estahliHlimeut of his business in Nashville. Fifty years ago this month Adam Dlehl and George Lord rented a little ltlxlO-foot ! shack In old Express alley and entered the' bottling business. Mr. Piehl was a pretty good salesman, and Mr. Lord was an ex pert bnttler, and ho that Is the way they split. tho work while Mr. Lord would stay at the "factory" and wash and till the bottles Mr. Dlehl would en out in the cllv and talk and sell his goods. Deliveries were inaoi; wmi u uueciDarrow: But the old Hi vine- thnt "von can't keen a good man down" was as true fifty years ago as ft. is today nnd It wasn t long until Dlehl & Lord had a real horse and a real wagon with which to deliver their prod ucts, louay Aimm jjiciu, who tniriv-uve years ago bought out Mr. Lord's Interest in the firm, has readied the ripe age of 70 years, and can look back over a business career that, though It had Its dark days, was year after year brightened with greater and greater successes. The llrni of Dlehl & Lord is one nf the largest enterprises of its kind In the south, ami It, like Its owner, commands the respect and esteem of all who in the half century of Its existence have had dealings with It. . For several yearfl. In addition to the local plant, Dlehl & Lord operated a large bottling plant at Memphis, but after the great yellow fever epidemic In Memphis Mr. Dlehl sold the plant to his bookkeeper uud Halesuiauager, allowing them to pav for It out of the future prolits of the business. The form of "contract" entered Into by Mr. Dlehl and the purchasers of the plant was characteristic of Mr. Dlchl's great generosity and llberal-heartedness with a friend. When be finally decided to devote all his time to his Nashville Interests, he simply called his "boys" into his office and said : "Well, fellows, here it Is, and it's up to you.. Take it and run it, and If you make any money, pay me." Not a single Bcrateh of the pen just n renl man's faith In real men 1 Years ngo Mr. Dlehl served two terms In the Nashville city council, being elected the second time without opposition, and which he dually resigned in order that he might give all Ills attention to his personal business, which was making heavy de-mauds upou him. During the entire tlftv vears of his busi ness Itfe in Nashville he has been known as a man four-square to all men. and llrst, last and all the time for Nashville. Tennes see and the south. He was quartermaster of the famous old Porter Uitles. and for years was prominent In lodiro circles, being a member of the Masons, Kll;s, Hod Men, Eacles and T. I A. He Is one of the old est members of Post B, T. P. A., and In the "good old days" of long ago used to have the T. I. A. boys down at his plant each evening following their monthly meetings. The Qrin of Dlehl & Lord, which had such an humble beginning fifty years ago, operates one of the. largest and most complete sanitary bottling plants In the south, and Its products are sold In practically every jitate in the union. At one time the flrra was located on Church street, on the site of the old N. A. C. building, nnd twice it nas oeen nurncu to uie ground wun no Insurance, the last time at its nresent loca tion, during the Tennessee Centennial. A nan of peacbei (Adv.) -La Edna. So:lgar.

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  1. The Tennessean,
  2. 11 Jun 1916, Sun,
  3. Page 4

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