In the Depression we had to divert corn acreage.
The cobs were delivered to a big pile. We were one of the first to feed corn cobs to cattle.
It proved easier to buy the farm to get the mineral rights than to buy the coal rights alone.
I had popcorn all over the place, so I decided I might as well be in the Processing Business.
I moved to Princeton, Indiana, and became a professional Farm Manager for that Princeton Farms.
We made more money feeding molasses, urea, and corn cobs to cattle than we ever did feeding dent corn.
I opened an office in Terre Haute, established eight of them, and became one of the eight county agents.
We dried continuously day and night. We had no efficient way to do it, so we built this new popcorn plant.
Most of the competition was into bulk popcorn because of the major increases in the Drive-In Theatre Outlets.
It was necessary to have an even depth of corn on the top compared to the sides, so the air would not take the easiest route and not evenly dry the stored corn.