26 January 1964 Charles Kearns Ferre

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26 January 1964 Charles Kearns Ferre - **« Sal* Lak« Tribune, Sunday, January 26, 1964...
**« Sal* Lak« Tribune, Sunday, January 26, 1964 Business Portrait $<rthing Paltry, • ' '• - • •. , • ^-i* • • & ' ' ^<*A '" ' L ' ' ' ' ^^ ~ ' '— * " ' -' ' - C.Kearns Ferre IntertnoujJUiin Farmers Assn. in * marketing and buying cooperative for 30,000 dairyman, ranches, chicken and egg producers from Utah to southern Idaho. HEAM)l/ART£RED IN" SALT LAKE City, it employs 3!iO p*rsoiw (up 75 during processing season) and has a 15-millJon- dollar volume yearly. It was founded in Gunnison, Sanpele County, in 1923 as an egg marketing cooperative. In succeeding years the cooperative pushed its whitecSiell eggs into markets from Manhattan to San Francisco. - BUT WHEN ECO PRODUCERS East and West also began to handle the white layers, Intermountain pulled In its marketing horns and began to turn to other activities. Today it markets eggs from three grading plants to supermarkets, groceries, hotel and restaurants throughout the Intermountain Area. IT HAS 25 FEED DISTRIBUTION points and eight mills over the area. It manufactures and soils dairy feed, cattle feed, sheep feed, hog feed and dog food. Its supply business .sells a variety of farm materials and equipment—paints, tires, fencing, feeders, medications, chemical sprays. Ite fertilizer business is the largest in Utah. IN THE PAST TWO YEARS IT HAS built fertilizer blending and bulk distribution plants in Springville, Tremonton, Price Cedar City and Richfield. ' Intermountain also is the sole "distributor of Norbest Turkeys and Milk White hens and broilers. ' THE MAN WHO MANAGES INTERMOUNTAIN is C. Kearns Ferre (pronounced "ferry") a genial 60-year-old. He virtually grew up with the business. He joined the firm as an office boy in 1924—the year after its founding. HE WAS BORN IN GUNNISON, Sanpete County, the son of blacksmith C. E. Ferre and Lydia Kearns Ferre. As a boy he helped his father by the forge, wielding tong and.hammer. He learned how to put an iron tire on a wagon wheel. He learned how to set "the dish" of the wheel so the rim would be in constant expansion against the tire. He shoed horses. And sometimes when the pressure got a bit loo great, he and the old man would hang a sign on the door: "Gone Fishing." IN HIGH SCHOOL, HE WAS student body president and editor of the year book. In summers as he pitched hay he dreamed of the day he would go to college and study to become a teacher. But by 1922, tractors were already beginning to replace old dobbin. The pneumatic tire was beginning to make an appear- The blacksmithing art was being iess and ance on the farm, less called upon. HENCE, WHEN HE ENROLLED IN THE University of Utah, he was without resources. He took a part-time job with Utah Poultry Co. (predecessor organization of Intermountain Farmers). Within a year, he was convinced that business—not teaching—would be his life-time career. He was graduated from the University in 1327 with a degree in business administration, went to work full-time as a $75-a-month bookkeeper in' the organization. IN MO, HE WAS NAMED GENERAL manager. Over the years, he has seen the cooperative grow in services and diversity. He has seen it afflicted with the crises of market invasions and depression. There were times when he would have loved to put the sign on the door: "GONE FISHING." "IF I'D BEEN A TEACHER, I'D probably live longer. But I wouldn't trade what I've been doing." In 1932, Mr. Ferre married Winnifred Solomon, .Salt Lake City, following a five-year courtship. They had three sons: Robert, who was killed in a car accident two years ago, Radford, a research engineer, and David, a Universitv of Utah business major. They have five grandchildren. °VER THE YEARS, HE HAS BEEN active in church work- as a chorister, as bishop of the Stratford Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and now as high councilman in the Highland Stake of the church. Now he looks forward to the day when he can join his dad ("He's younger than I."), who now resides in Salt Lake City, for a leisurely day by the trout stream. C. Kearns Fern, manager of the Intermoantain Farmera Awn., has seen firm grow la diversity 01 cervke* and enterprise. of t i of 24-Unit Apartment House Nears Completion in S.L. The 24-unit Fountain View Apartments, 230 F. St., designed and built by Salt Lake home builder Melvin E. Brady, is near completion. Making ap .the apartment are 10 one-bedroom units and 14 two- bedroom units, renting from $135 to 5185 a month. Drapes, carpeting, refrigeration, disposal, THE $375,000 structure, oni , . J . which Pacific Mutual Life In- . ranges ' neat . and * ir condition- surance Co. holds a long-term Ing 5re P">videa jn..the brick ast o mortgage. Is so built into the hillside that there is only one floor not accessible from a street level. Parking for tenants' is off the second floor. SURMOUNTING the four-floor section of the apartment house is a 1,600-square-foot sundeck. Expert to Speak At Oil Session Dr. Orville L. Bandy, professor of geology, University of Southern California, will be speaker at the Monday noon meeting of the Intermountain Association of Petroleum Geologists at the Newhouse Hotel. HIS SUBJECT will be: "Pale- onenvironmental Analysis as a Means of Defining Oil-producing Trends." .. stone and structural steel "WE EXPECT to have a grand opening in early February," said Mr. Brady. .Mr. Page Mr. Mickebei Bank Names 2 Leaders

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  2. 26 Jan 1964, Sun,
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