Business: Southern Cheese

At Durant, Miss., a great piece of cheese lay on a massive platform last week. The cheese weighed 2,000 Ibs. and in its way was as notable as the notables who stood about it, sniffed at it, rolled a slice from its savory bulk over their tongues—Governor Dennis Murphree of Mississippi, President Lawrence Aloysius Downs of the Illinois Central, President John H. Kraft of the Kraft Cheese Co., and many another.

President Kraft had had that great cheese made. It symbolized the opening at Durant, of the first commercial cheese factory in the South....

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