Five persons suffered injury here last Thursday evening as a result of a motor accident on Highway 29, about four miles east of Almonte. Involved in the mishap were a truck from the Land O’Lanark Creamery from Perth and a car driven by Dr. Joseph Teich of Almonte.The injured are—Dr. J. Teich, Almonte, fractured knee cap and shock; Harry Phillips, Carleton Place, fractured arm, abrasions and cuts on the face, and shock; John Hurdis, of Carleton Place, shock and a severe shaking up; Mrs. G. McVean, Smiths Falls, cuts and abrasions on face, and shock; Miss Ruby Robertson, Carteton Place, cuts and abrasions.
The creamery truck driven by Stanley Tufts of Perth, was proceeding toward Carleton Place when the Teich car with Dr. Teich driving, together with Mrs. McVean, Miss Robertson Harry Phillips and Jack Hurdis as passengers, met in a head-on collision. Both the truck and the car were badly damaged. Sapper S. Bowes of Petawawa Military Camp, who was a passenger in the truck, escaped uninjured. Provincial Constable Bert McKie of Carleton Place, investigated the accident. Dr. Teich and Mr. Phillips are still patients in the Rosamond Memorial Hospital. Dr. Teich underwent an operation on his knee on Sunday and the latest report is that he is progressing favorably.
Dr. Teich came to Almonte from Kirkland Lake this summer and his many friends sympathize with, him in his misfortune. Mr. Phillips whose injuries were also serious is suffering from a triple fracture of an arm as welt as bruises and shock. His condition is said to have improved also.
Land O’Lanark Creameries
Mackenzie Robertson was a native of St. Vincent Township in Grey County. Educated in Meaford Schools, he obtained an Associate Diploma from the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) in Guelph in 1898. Upon graduation he entered the dairy industry.
After serving creameries in the St. Marys area at the turn of the century “Mack” attended and graduated from the OAC Dairy School and joined the staff of the Ontario Department of Agriculture as creamery instructor at the OAC Dairy School. In 1914 he established the successful Belleville Creameries with branches in Bancroft, Napanee, Kingston and Sharbot Lake. He later acquired and operated Land O’Lanark Creameries at Perth, Trenton Dairies at Trenton and Prince Edward Dairies at Picton. In 1917 he became a founding member and the first president of the Canadian Creamerymen’s Association of Ontario and was a founding member of the National Dairy Council of Canada.
Mackenzie Robertson was instrumental in bringing about legislation in Ontario making mandatory the grading of cream, the settlement of cream on the basis of grade, and the adoption of the Babcock Test as a means of that test. He was influential in having pasteurization of cream for butter making made mandatory in Ontario.
After his death in 1957, the Ontario Creamerymen’s Association, at their 50th Convention in 1965, said: “He was a man of great integrity and determination, who left an indelible mark on the development of the Creamery Butter Industry in Ontario”.
1929-Aug. 30 – Messrs. DEHERTEL and O’HARA disposed of the Perth Creamery to MACK ROBERTSON and PETER MCNEVIN of Belleville, and the name changed to Land O’ Lanark Creameries.
PERTH CANNING COMPANY. This label is from a product that was canned by the jPerth Canning Company Limited, which operayted in Perth from 1895 to 1902. The cannery closed because of lack of enough vegetables for canning.The premises were located on was was known as Park Avenue, know now as Rogers Road. The building was bought by a creamer company in 1902 and in 1929 became Land of Lanark Creamery until closing in 1960. Location of the Huntington Green Condominiums today.
Agricultural Hall of Fame: Belleville man among cream of crop By ALAN CAPON Whig Standard Staff Writer —A Belleville man whose whole life was spent in the creamery industry is one of nine outstanding agriculturalists to be honored this year by the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame Association At one time Mackenzie Robertson (1879-1957) of Belleville owned creameries in Belleville Bancroft Napanee Kingston Sharbot Lake the Land o’ Lanark Creamery in Perth Trenton Dairies and Prince Edward Dairies Picton He was dedicated to the improvement of Ontario’s cream and butter industry said his sponsor John Finnigan of Perth Finnigan worked for Robertson in Belleville and Napanee creameries later went on the road as a supervisor of all his companies and in 1947 bought the Land o’ Lanark Creamery in Perth Robertson who was a native of Grey County entered the dairy industry after his gradua tion from the Ontgario Agricultural College at Guelph.
He later graduated from the OAC dairy school and became an instructor there He established Belleville Creameries his first company in 1914 In 1917 Robertson became a founding member and the first president of the Canadian Creamery Men’s Associaion of Ontario and was a founding member of the National Dairy Council of Canada He was instrumental in bringing about legislation in Ontario to make the grading of cream mandatory and was influential in having pasterurization of cream for butter made mandatory After his death the Ontario Creamery Men’s Association at their 50th convention in 1965 said: “He was a man of great integrity and determination who left an indelible mark on the development of the creamery and butter industry in Ontario” Other agriculturists who join the 17 others named to the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1980 are: Karl Abeles Brantford (1896-1954) who was dedicated to the development of improved pastures in Ontario Hector Ar nold Campbellford (1894-1980) who worked to organize the cheese industry and export markets for cheese Professor William Bell Kemptville Agricultural School and Bruce Bradley Paincourt (1890-1969) who as a cash crop grower and conservationist pioneered drainage and farming systems in the marshlands of southwestern Ontario. Also honored are Dr G I Christie Guelph (1881-1953) president of the Ontario Agricultural College during formative years 1928-1947 Douglas Hart Woodstock (1896-1956) dairyman field crops specialist and agricultural journalist Erland Lee Stoney Creek (1864-1926) successful fruit grower and co-founder of the women’s institute movement and Edward Wallace Bell’s C6mers (1899-1979) one of the country’s premier breeders of registered seed grain Portraits of these agriculturists and plaques describing their contributions will be unveiled at the hall located at the Ontario Agricultural Museum near Milton on June 11