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December 2, 1976

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Carillon Square Toy Cenfer Opens A long time family dream came true this week when the Toy Center opened its doors Jpr he first time at the Carillon Square in Orem The dream, held by the Ken Madsen family of Salt Lake City, was to open a second Toy Center to be a companion with the store in Salt Lake Between three generations of family members, the Madsen's have been in the retail toy business for more than lb years. The store, managed currently by Dave Madsen, offers a wide variety of toys, games, dolls, models and just about anything else that could help fulfill a child's imagination. "We have over $100,000 in merchandise here, and not all of it is just for children. Many adults will find pleasure in some of the games, models or other items we have to offer," Mr. Madsen said. He added that the store offers "the largest selection of toys and games in Central Utah," including a rather unique feature - a special doll house. The house, located just inside the entrance to the store, focuses only on dolls and puppets. The doll selection ranges from specially made foreign dolls to the domestic variety, and all the accessories are also featured. Other features of the store include special child furniture, bicycles and tricycles, a special section for adult games, and a variety of stuffed animals. Shopping carts are also available for customers usage. Mr. Madsen said the 8,000 sq. ft. facility came about after his father, Ken Madsen, who owns the Salt Lake store, chose to expand. He said his grandfather, Kenneth Madsen, first began retail sales with a store in Murray in 1928. By 1961, the elder Madsen was selling toys, and the store has now blossomed into two stores with future expansion being considered. Mr. Madsen is 23, single and a native of Salt Lake City. He has studied business at' the University of Utah and is near graduation. He is an avid skier, and during the 1974-75 season, was ranked seventh in the world In free-style skiing. The store will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., he said. ADJUSTING THE FIT of a pair of glasses is Dr. John Schouten, head of Schouten Optical in Orem, for his daughter Cathy. The shop will offer a complete line of glasses in addition to eye examination services. Schouten Optical Opens Orem Shop Schouten Optical has been opened in Carillon Square in Orem, headed by Dr. John G. Schouten. Dr. Schouten said the store offers a complete line of eyeware. Regular tests of vision and a test for glaucoma are included in the services offered by his business. Dr. Schouten practiced in Utah County for several years before opening his own business this month. He has also worked as staff optometrist at Kaiser Hospital in Portland, Ore., and conducted a private practice in LaGrande, Ore. He returned to Provo-Orem area because "we feel this is home." He was raised in the valley and graduated from Springville High School. Dr. Schouten later graduated from Brigham Young University and served in the U;S. Navy. He will specialize in examination of the eyes for prescribing glasses and contact lenses in his Orem facility. "We feel very optomistic about this location, and our first few days of business have given us every reason to continue that optomism," he said. Carillon Square was chosen for the site of his new office "because I feel Orem is the hub of the county," he added. He and his wife Carolyn have two children: a son serving an LDS mission in Peru and a daughter who will attend BYU in January. Clara's Wigs Annexed To New Shopping Plaza Thursday, December 2, 1976, THE HERALD. Provo, Utah-Page 43 Business News Carillon Square Grand Opening This Weekend HOLDING ONE OF MANY foreign and domestic dolls from a special doll house built inside the Toy Center at Orem's Carillon Square is Mrs. Afton Madsen, wife of the store owner, Ken Madsen of Salt Lake City. The store opened this week at the shopping center, and features over $100,000 in toy and game merchandise. Foundaries In Trouble; Need Skilled Workers NEW YORK (UPI) One of the oldest of all industrial arts, foundry casting, is in trouble, not for lack of business but for lack of < skilled artisans and because of the new occupational safety laws, says Gary MacDougal, chairman of Mark Controls, Inc., Evanston, 111. Mark makes valves, the larger and more sophisticated kind. Many sell for $15,000 or more; one went for $50,000. Virtually all are cast from bronze, stainless steel or other metals. MacDougal predicted if the economic prosperity the valve industry has enjoyed throughout the recession spreads to other industries, shortages of good casting foundries may prove a serious bottleneck to recovery. He said the new occupational safety and anti-pollution laws have driven too many small and middle-sized foundries out of business, so not nearly enough skilled workers are being trained in casting. "Casting still is an art, just as it was in days when the ancient Greeks and Romans cast bronze sculpture, weapons and utensils," MacDougal said. "We have lots of sophisticated equipment and we can make castings so large nowadays that even the industrialists of the 19th century would marvel at them. But it's still not an exact process, it still depends on the artistry of the designer and the foreman and his workers. Even the best equipment cannot prevent a huge and expensive casting being ruined by a slight mis- take or a moment's inattention of the skilled foundry workers. The valve makers do a lot of their own foundry casting. So do the automobile companies and some other industries, MacDougal said. It is those industries that traditionally have depended on fanning out their casting work that are going to run into bottlenecks. . Mark is a leader in the valve making industry with annual sales exceeding $70 million. It's an industry of small and middle-sized companies for the most part. Crane and Rockwell International a,re among the few big diversified companies that make valves. Other industry leaders are Zomox Corp. of Cincinnati, Keystone International of Houston, Condec, Worcester Controls, Henry Pratt Co. and Durtron. Because the oil, nuclear, electric utility and other energy-related firms are their biggest customers (Mark sells 32 per cent of its valves to oil companies) the valve producers had a 16.5 per cent average growth in sales in 1974 when most industries' sales were down. They have continued to grow since at about the same rate. Although the United States is the biggest single market for industrial valves, about 70 per cent of the total free enterprise world market is overseas. To deal with the increasing foundry shortages and the rising cost of casting, MacDougal has developed a coast-to- coast network of valve reconditioning centers that provide round-the- clock service to oil and chemical companies, public utilities and other important users of industrial valves. ?976Cheveffes Being Recoiled DETROIT (UPI) General Motors Corp. Wednesday announced the recall of all 175,000 mini-Chevrolet Chevettes built during the 1976- model year because the fuel tank cap may not seal properly. Chevrolet said there, have been no accidents because of the condition, but said an improper seal would mean the cars fail to meet a federal safety standard on fuel tank integrity. Excessive solder on the internal threads of the fuel tank filler neck could prevent the cap from sealing properly, a spokesman said. The excessive solder will be removed at no cost to Chevette owners and a new seal will be installed in the cap. 'Urban' Forest JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (UPI) - Missouri has the first "metro forest," according to the state Tourism Division. Officials said the 2,192 'acre Bluffwoods State Forest in southwest Buchanan County serves St. Joseph and Kansas City and is the first area close enough to cities to be termed an "urban" forest. BY JERRY M. YOUNG Business Men making up the Carillon Square Merchants Association have decided this weekend should be the center's grand opening — even though there are still a few shops still not ready to meet the public in this busiest of seasons. Developers of the center have not only created a handsome new building near Orem's busiest intersection - 1300 South and State Streets - they have also generated interest by the other established businesses to make the entire corner a Carillon Square complex. The project is being put together by Pot Pourri Development Company, W.A. Fawcett and Shirl Wright as principal movers of the company. The entire corner section will be known as Carillon Square, Mr. Fawcett reported, even though some areas have been in existence of for some time. For example, the Explanade is now owned by Pot Pourri and will be a part of the square. Wolfes and Dahnkens will remain autonomous, but the two operations will participate in the Carillon Square Merchants Association programs. Thus, regardless of ownership, businessmen operating from the corner are united in promoting the block as Carillon Square and have set this weekend as the grand opening of what they hope will be bigger and better things to come. First stores to open in the new buildings were Macey's Farmers Markets and Ernst Home Center, They were followed by Keith O'Brien's Department Store, Merribee Needlecraft, Spoons 'n Spice, Schouten Optical, Syndi-Cut, and the The Toy Center. Going Businesses Businesses situated in the Esplanade, located just west of Wolfe's, which are participating in the Carillon opening include Contract Carpets and Interiors, Clara's Wigs, and Style-Art Industries. More businesses are yet to come in the development. Planned for the area where the service station once was, is a savings and loan operation with professional offices available. Near that same area will be a restaurant. Theaters are being completed in the new buildings. Macey's opened with a 27,000 square foot facility in July. Managed by Dick Brady, the store became the fifth of the Salt Lake City based company's stores in the state. Ernst Home Center also opened in July with some 36,000 square feet of space plus an additional 6,700 square feet of outdoor area used in warm weather months for nursery sales operation. Holland Severns is the manager. Keith O'Briens Department Store is located between the first two stores and offers most of its 26,000 square feet of space to displaying drygoods and housewares. Charles C. Stuart manages the store with about 25 people working with him. Other Shops Merribee Needlecraft is a Tandy Corporation operation under the direction of Bonnie Robbins. Unusual items for kitchens is what Spoons 'n Spice is made out of. Joe and Louis Granato own and manage the shop. They also continue to operate the original shop in Salt Lake City. Schouten Optical is operated by optometrist, Dr John Schouten, and his wife, Carolyn. Opening recently are Syndi-Cut, a hair styling studio for women and men; and The Toy Center, where this season's most popular product is sold. Separate stories on both of these businesses appear in today's Herald. Contract Carpets and Interiors works with clients involved with new home and commercial construction. Richard Dastrup, owner and general manager has with him Joe Bye, in charge of carpets; and Dave Dredge, in charge of interior designs. The firm provides carpeting, or will do complete interiors, coordinating drapery, wall coverings, furniture and, in effect, all required for making home or office a pleasant and efficient place. Clara's Wigs has been offering wigs and toupes to customers for the past five years. The store is owned by Jim McDermott and managed by Becky Hurst. Style Art Industries, a branch office of the Salt Lake City based operation, is managed by Tom Branson with his assiciate Ron Allred, Style-Art does kitchen remodelling. From the Orem office in the Esplanade facility of Carillon Square, these men give estimates and direct installations after cabinets are built in the Salt Lake City factory. On the corner of the Carillon Square center is an established sporting goods operation known as Wolfe's. Allen Preston manages the all-around program which offers all kinds of sports equipment and sponsors many competitive activities in this area. Just over two years ago Dahnkens opened a new 6,000 square foot facility in what was then an out of the way location on 1200 South Street just off of State Street. Now that the Carillon Square development has cleared away for activity, the once remote showroom has taken on a new image. Gilbert Weese, manager, said that the Dahnken operation — heretofore closed to limited members of various groups, — has opened completely to the public and has made its cataloges available to all. Dahnkens began in Salt Lake City in 1933. Today the firm has 65 branches, six of them in Utah. Yet to open in the Carillon Square operation are a variety of businesses including, Perkins Cake 'n Steak, the restaurant nearly completed at the southwest corner of the center; Melayne's II, a printing shop catering to wedding announcements but providing all kinds of printing; Lafayette Electronics, a components outlet; a financial institution; another restaurant and offices for professional services. Microprocessors Cut Costs NEW YORK (UPI) - A company doesn't need a large computer to hold down its electric bills and neither does it need to hire people to adjust power consumption around the clock, says Jack Zukerman. Zukerman heads a company called CSL Industries, Inc., located at Rock Island, 111., that makes a system, Monitrol, which employs microprocessors to regulate electricity consumption automatically. Microprocessors are solid state electronic devices that can meter and regulate the flow of electricity and, indirectly, of other substances. For example, the automotive industry is presently perfecting microprocessors to reduce gasoline consumption by better automatic regulation of the ignition's sparking system. Zukerman's story is the David against Goliath or even the Horatio Alger legend all over again. He went into business deliberately in competition with the giant of the computer industry, International Business Machines Corp, Because it makes big computers and sells or rents them L IBM developed a system to automatically regulate electricity consumption in many industries by using part of the time of a company's big computer. Similar systems using big computers were developed by Honeywell, Johnson Controls and some 20 other firms. These systems work very well, but they cost a lot, says Zukerman. That means they are put of the reach of many businesses. Zukerman says his microprocessor system selling for as little as $3,000 wil do a job, in those businesses where it is suited, that would require a $35,000 to $85,000 computerbased system. To use the system, he said, you need no trained computer personnel and you don't have to knock down walls for special wiring. Apparently a lot of people agree with Zukerman because he has sold 1,000 installations in his first full year of operations. His clients include such firms as J. C. Penney Co., the Bloomingdale's and Franklin Simon department stores in New York, Lit Bros, in Philadelphia, Maison Blanche in New Orleans, several Phillips Van Heusen factories and Ralph's Supermarkets in Southern California. The Penney retail chain bought several hundred of the units and recently informed Zukerman they have cut its electricity consumption about 8 per cent. Electricity for store heating and air conditioning was cut 10 to 15 per cent without any complaints from customers or employees, he said. Clara's Wigs, a business that has been in Orem for five years, has now been annexed to Carillon Square. It is located in the Esplanade just behind Wolfe's Sporting Goods. Manager of Clara's Wigs is Becky Hurst of Orem, who said the store is the exclusive dealer of "R and M Living Wigs" in this area. Mrs. Hurst explained that many wigs do not last as long as this brand of wig. She said often, these unique wigs can last as long as 10 years. In addition to the selling of wigs, the business offers services such as combing, cutting, washing, and conditioning of wigs and wiglets. Men's toupes are also offered by the business. Mrs. Hurst stressed that any style, size or color wig is available to customers of Clara's Wigs. She said that if a particular wig if not available, it can be ordered The store, which is open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays, requests that appointments be made. Mrs. Hurst was born in Payson and grew up in neighboring Santaquin. She graduated from Payson High and attended BYU for a time before going to Salt Lake City where she met Clara McDermott, owner of Clara's Wigs. She has worked for her for 11 years. She is married to Roger Hurst, owner of Hurst Heating Co. of Orem, and they have two children. "Working with women and helping them choose their wigs is not like work to me, it's just fun," she said. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (UPI) - The Osage River near Osceola, Mo., is the largest fishery in the free world, according to the state Conservation Commission. Annually, as many as 20,000 paddlefish are caught in the area. A MERRIER CHRISTMAS BEGINS AT CLARA'S 8 t Curly Semi-curly 18.88 Permanently Teued REGULAR INVENTORY & FAMOUS BRANDS Want To Look This Smashing In The Years Ahead? Have you busy days and busier nights for the holidays and no time to fuss with your hair? Well, here's the answer with a fantastic opportunity to buy popular styles and save! It's easy when you have a beautiful wig from Clara's in your bag of tricks. Longer styles also included in this after Thanksgiving sale. Make it a present for yourself or that special person... super for the festive holidays! WIG and TDUPE CENTER 345 East 1300 South Carillon Square - Directly NEW KITCHEN BEAUTY NOW CABINET FRONTS j* JotUIICA ? UH 3 DAYS INSIAUAIIUN NIW UUUKS & UKAWIH (KUNIS MA1CHINC, IUHIY11CA UN LABINl IS General Contracting and Subcontracting Stt Our Btautltul IW0008RAIN FORMICA om 28 Years I DISPLAYS ' && M$Hdu$ofk '>'.>.\ •> ! > i ;.'/;'/