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SUNDAY, MAY 13,19B2 THE PHAROS-TEffiUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, - JruuL.il/ PAGE THREE This Changing World Part 708 , As a small boy the writer op erated one of the old-fashioneo churns, and recalls very distinctly the feeling he used to have; the sense of despair, fearing that the butter would never "come". We don't, suppose that it ever look more than a half-hour, if that long, before we could feel the dashar thump the chunks of butter, but a half-hour is an extremely long time -when one can hear the rest of the kids going down the lane toward the old swimmin' hole. He recalls vividly the type of churn he engineered; it was the only kind he knew anything about, it was a .tapered cylinder, probably two feet long, ten inches or so in diameter at the large end; seven or eight inches across at the small end. It stood on the large end, which was closed. The sides were straight; that is, (here was no bulge toward .the middle, as there is in a barrel. In spite of thai straight-sided characteristic, last week we called it a barrel churn. Since then we have been set right; Mrs. Sarah McDowell, a friend with whom we occasionally discuss matters of common interest, and who has a far greater knowledge of everything pertaining to churns and churning and all that has to do with the production of butter,, from extracting the lacteal fluid from the cow to selling the finished product over the counter to the grocer, Mrs. McDowell called us to tell us that the churn we describe was called a "dash" churn. That was because the handle, by which the device was operated, had at one end a round flat disc, of a si/,e to pass freely through the small end of the cl'iurn, which was upon. This disc, which was mounted at a right angle to tho axis of the handle, had several holes pierced through it, large enough to allow the milk to pass through freely as the handle was moved up and down, more" or less vigorously. That disc was called a dash. Incidentally, Mrs. McDowell, during our conversation, expressed a desire that the writer often experiences: she wants to feel again the pleasure- derived from Ihe taste of freshly churned home-made country butter on, say a hot biscuit, right out of the oven; or hot corn breari, also newly baked! She even threatened to get some cream, if she could get hold of an old-fashioned dash churn, and make some. She no doubt could make as good a batch as she ever did. There are churns that are properly called barrel churns; they are different; they turn with a crank. Occasionally one found a dash churn made of pottery, the kind of which the old-fashioned jugs were made. The container and (By Will Ball, Cass County Historical Society President) We were disappointed last Saturday that the surrey with the id. were both made of earthen- 'are; the handle and dash were f wood. We received such a •hum at the Museum recently, ./ithout handle and dash. We're ;oing to make both, and exhibit the complete outfit. We'Jl announce the completion when we're irlv jn sbow it. fringed top wasn't in the Loyalty Day parade. After Craig Mille'r and numerous members of his family had spent many hours in cleaning up the old vehicle, in painting and varnishing, in attaching that fringe, in doing all the work necessary to rejuvenate the archaic rig, Craig had trouble finding the right kind of a horse. There, seem to be plenty of horses, but they're not trained to drive; they're riding horses. He did find some driving nags, but they weren't big enough; they were ponies. He did finally find one, but too late to get in the parade. You saw its picture in last Sunday's paper. Craig tells us we missed finding the manufacturer's name plate on the rear end of the surrey. It was made by the Syracuse Wagon Works, Syracuse, New York. We assume that Mr. Roller, who bought the vehicle a few years after World War 1, procured it from a local dealer, perhaps from Dan Watts, whose place of business was at 116 Sixth street. We understand that Craig ex- pects to keep the surrey, now that he .has it in good shape again, and that he hopes to get a horse to hitch to it. We don't know where he expects to drive it; it won't be safe to go out on a public road, cluttered as .they alt are with 65mph automobiles. We've had another repercussion from the picture of four men in an 'open cab. Mrs. Bertha May Emery, thinks the driver is her father, Charles W, Weeks, who was a horse lover, and who fre- quently drove for Earl Stewart and other liverymen, as well as Kroeger & Strain, prominent undertakers of his day. Mr. Weeks lived at one time in Washington township, on what was gnown as "The Prairie", between what is now Road 35 and Morgan Hill,, near the road that leads south from the Eighteenth street bridge. 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