This week in Church history

50 years ago

A change to glass milk bottles was among the news coming out of the Church's welfare program in 1950.

An article in the Nov. 15, 1950, Church News stated: "In a move to save expense and make the program less dependent upon current market conditions, the Pioneer Regional Milk Processing Plant has changed over to glass bottles. . . .

"Conical cardboard cartons previously were used."

To make the change, the plant installed a bottling machine as well as an "up-to-the-minute bottle washer. This device, equipped with high pressure steam, cleanses approximately 300 quart bottles at a time," the article noted.

The plant would turn out 15,000 quarts of milk in the returnable bottles each month. It also produced cottage cheese, buttermilk and butter.

Sorry, no more articles available