The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas on August 20, 1952 · Page 3
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The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas · Page 3

Leavenworth, Kansas
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Wednesday, August 20, 1952
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THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 20,1952. Three Kansas Know Goodland Mostly Through Its Weather Reports CHARTS KANSAS WEATHER — Don Thompson, •weather, observer at Goodland, stands beside the recording desk in the U. S. Weather Bureau station. Weather draws the biggest share of Kansas' attention to the northwest Kansas city, only 20 miles from the Colorado line, which is often called the "spawning ground of Kansas weather." (Associated Press Photo) (EDITOR'S NOTE: This is another In a series of "Know Tour Kansas Cities" stories written by staffers of Associated Press member newspapers.) By BOB ROTER The Goodland Daily News GOODLAND (ffl—Much maligned, Goodland's weather draws the biggest share of Kansans' attention to this capital of the Northwest Kansas wheat belt only 20 miles from the .Colorado line. The 5,000 population . city has been accused of being "the hottest and coldest spot in the -state" and ""the spawning ground for Kansas' weather." True, some of the thunderstorms which visit cities a hundred miles down the line are brewed up around Goodland. And there are some extreme warm and extra cold days to set new records at the weather bureau. But, actually, Goodland has an average mean temperature of 52 degrees. That compares with the 50-degree average in Denver. Goodland has, for some years, lived up to its Chamber of Commerce slogan, "The Largest City summer fallow and most of the rest is seeded to wheat. In early July, a huge harvest came from the more than 250,000 acres of wheat seeded last fall. It brought smiles to farmer, merchant, citizen alike. But not every bit of land goes into wheat. Part of it is used to raise grain sorghums—last year a lifesaver throughout the western part of the state. These grain sorghums are used largely in feeding cattle, the second largest industry o£ the area. It is not uncommon to sec 1,000 head of sheep being fed on volunteer wheat pasture. One of the larger wheat farmers in the county, Lawrence House, feeds 500 cattle as a sideline to his main wheat interest. The sale bam of the Goodland Livestock Commission Co. has moved as many as 3,000 head of stock through the ring in a single sale session. One of the distinguishing features .of Goodland from a distance of the city,' the Rock Island Railroad. Goodland got its start with the Rock Island as a division point on the railroad. Today, the shops of the Rock Island are a big maintenance point for the diesel equipment which is the motive power in this division. Some steam locomotives still are serviced on special occasions. Goodland is on the main Chicago - Denver line of the Rock Island. Travelers rarely see Goodland for it is located off the shortest route between Kansas City and Denver, U. S. Highway 24. The business district is lined with modern store fronts and the resi- dental district is rapidly filling up with small, new homes. North of the modern, 50-bed Boothroy Memorial Hospital is a mushrooming housing development. Run jointly with the weather- station at Goodland's large municipal airport is a Civil Aeronautics Authority communications station. One of the projects progressive Goodland citizens are working for is surfaced runways. When this is accomplished, the city probably will become a stop on the Continental Airways system. A 5390,000 addition to Sherman Community High School was completed this spring. Already the largest high school in the area, the addition added more faciliites to one of the finest small school systems in the state. When it was completed in . 1950, the Central Grade School here was one of five in the nation of its modern, functional design. Small industries such as the Newton Auto Parts, Clawson Electric, and a host of similar shops and implement firms complete the industrial makeup of the city. The Goodland Daily News—, the only daily newspaper between Hays and Denver — is equipped comparable to a newspaper plant in a city twice the size of Goodland. Radio Station KWGB and a weekly newspaper are other mediums of communication. v , Goodland's 12 churches fill a big role in the social and religious activity as do the Elks, Rotary, Kiwanis, and Lions Clubs, and! veterans organizations. Three Most fellows take misfortune like a man—blame it on their wives. large parks offer additional recreational activity. are two elevators "prairie of the skyscrapers," Co-Op _ . _ . . . . Goodland ^ in Northwest Kansas." But the (Equity Exchange and the Mueller city derives its income from three Grain Co. Four other smaller ele- Weather Observations By The Associated Press U. S. weather observations for 24 hours ending at 6:30 a. m. Station Chicago Denver Edmonton Ft. Worth .........105 Havre, Mont ...... 81 Kansas City ....... 94 Los Angeles ....... 78 Miami ............ 89 Minneapolis New Orleans New York Oklahoma City Washington MaxMin Pre. MM M 94 60 — 68 45 — 82 — 53 — 78 — 64 — 74 _ 68 — 74 — 68 _ 74 81 93 80 92 84 64 .12 1.13 USDAOffice Makes Record Wheat Loans The largest volume in number of wheat loans and bushels for this season in ten years was the record set this year, according to Ernest Meerpohl, Leavenworth County Production and Marketing Administration officer. About 5 0 additional loan applications are expected to be filed. A total of 468 wheat loans had been completed in Leavenworth County at the close of business, Aug. 15. This includes 464 war houses stored loans on 209,807 bu hels of wheat and four farm store loans covering 1445 bushels, repre senting a total loan value of $49: 017.35. It is estimated the loan volum will be equal to about 75 or 80 pe cent of the total wheat productio in the county. The farm storage rate in Lea enworth County is $2.33 per bushe The warehouse loan rate is 12 o 13 cents a bushel less. Meerpol said that in the present program the rate is based on the farm stoi ed figure and the warehouse rat is reduced because of a storage de duction. The loan rate is based on 90 pe cent of July 1 parity. Loans are made daily, Monday through Friday, at the county US DA Office, located on the second floor of the Post Office Building in Leavenworth. 15-Minute Parking Limit Put on Best Lover's Lane FAYETTEVTLLE, Ark. Iff)—The Fayetteville city council took strong steps last night to discourage "nocturnal nonsense" in the city. It placed a 15- minute parking limit on this . university town's most popular lover's lane. The alderman didn't say what plans they had for enforcing the law. MRS. MILDRED SATJNDERS Funeral service for Mrs. Mildred J. Saunders, 97, 1111 Grand Ave., who died Monday at Gushing Memorial Hospital, was at 2:30 o'clock today at the Sexton Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Max Deweese, pastor of the First Christian Church, officiated and burial was in Mount Bethel Cemetery at latan. Mo. The pall-bearers were all grandsons of Mrs. Saunders. Doxie Moore, new Supervisor of Officials for the NBA, played on two Big Ten championship football teams while starring for Purdue. ASBESTOS SIDING We have just received a shipment of new colors and styles of asbestos siding shingles. We welcome your inquiries and will be happy to show you our samples. Our applicators are experienced mechanics and you are assured a good job, both in materials and work. ,0f- (** primary sources—wheat, livestock and the Rock Island Railroad. Dther business is an outgrowth of these three "majors." Over 400,000 acres of rich, 30- inch topsoil is under cultivation in Sherman County alone. Half of valors \y_ere crammed to capacity, —along with the two larger firms j —by this year's bumper crop. Feeding cars to these elevators as well as the B. E. Bridges Co., a wholesale grocery serving stores within a 150-mile radius of Good- this lies in moisture - gathering land, is the third largest industry BECHER Beverage Co. \'\je wanted to own r seems that owning a Buick is something that a lot of folks dream about —plan for—and finally do. We say that because, so many times, they say so in words like those above. Those words make us happy, of course — happy to know we sell a car which means so much to those who own it. But they make us feel just a little bit sad as well—sad to realize all the years of fun such folks have been missing for no good reason at all. JTor the fact is this: If you can afford any new car, you can afford a Buick. You can afford the thrill of bossing around that big Fireball 8 Engine that purrs forth a mighty flow of power. You can afford the gas bills —as any owner of a 1952 Buick will tell you because that high-compression, valve- in-head marvel gets a lot of miles from a gallon of fuel. You can afford the extra luxury of a real million dollar ride-the silken smoothness of Dynaflow Drive* — the extra room and comfort and style that have put Buick popularity right up at the top of the list, next to the "low-priced three." po if you want to own a Buick—there's just one thing to do: Come in—pick the one of your choice- Power Steering now available on Super as tuell as Road-master—optional at extra cost. and let us show you how close the figure that goes on the bill of sale comes to what you'd pay elsewhere. As we've said before, your first car can be a Buick. Why not take the Big Step right away—today? ' Equipment, accessories, trim and models are subject to change without notice. *Standard on Road-roaster, optional at extra cost on other Series. Sure is true for'52 LEAVEL CO., INC. 5th and Oak Sis. Leavenworth, Kansas MRS. HEINCKER SERVICE Funeral service for Mrs. Elizabeth Heincker, 79, who died early Tuesday morning, was this afternoon at the Davis Funeral Church. The Rev. H. H. Poetter, pastor of the Salem Congregational Church conducted the service. Burial was in Mount Muncie Cemetery. Pall bearers were Al Schrey, Steve Klimack, Andrew Ownes, James Newsome, William Goodyear and John Bell. PAINT WHITE OR ALUMINUM 295 •i fial- Dutch or Master Painter Porch and Deck Enamel Linseed Oil ... Paint Thinner . Leavenworth Auto Supply Co. 745 Delaware Gal. $2.25 Gal. $1.39 Gal. The Revolutlnary Swirl-Clean Action CROSLEY DISH WASHER Individual unit or sink combination. Don't buy until you've seen this wonder-worker Dishwasher. Salman's T&C Store Across from Blackmail'* Phone 2688 1 got COnoco'S NEW 1-2-3 50,000 Miles No Wear Service! N ow is the time for all smart motorists to discover how Conoco's great new "50,000 Miles— No Wear" Service helps engines last longer; perform better, use less gasoline and ofl! This is exactly the same service that kept test cars new in Conoco's spectacular "50,000 Miles —No Wear" road test! In that famous 50,000-mile test, with 1,000- mile drains and proper filter service, test car engines showed no wear of any consequence: in fact, an average of less than one one^thousandth inch on cylinders and crankshafts. Gasoline mileage for the last 5,000 miles waa actually 99.77% as good as for the first 5,000. Now you can get this same 1-2-3 "50,000 Miles —No Wear" Service, at your Conoco Mileage Merchant's, todayl Here's the Famous "50,000 Miles-No Wear" Service* Your Conoco Mileage Merchant Will Drain Out Grit and Sludge, preferably while engine is hot! "Hot-oil" drains every 1,000 miles flush out grit, dirt, acid and contamination—leave your engine sparkling clean! ' He'll Recondition Air and Oil Filters! He'll clean filter elements, replace dirty cartridges, record mileage. Every time hood is lifted, he'll check mileage to be sure niters have been serviced at proper intervals. t7 He'll refill with great Conoco Super Motor Oil! Conoco Super is fortified with additives that curb dangerous accumulation of dirt and contamination —protect metal surfaces from corrosive combustion acids—fight rust—and OIL-PLATE against wear. C1952 CONTINENTAL OIL COMPANY PORTER OIL CO. CONOCO DISTRIBUTOR AND STATION Seventh and Delaware Str Phone 3245 Enjoy LIVING In Your Own Home Do your living NOW in your very own home. If you wish the comfort, the security, the ease of home ownership, come in and inquire about our HOME LOAN PLAN. We'll be glad to advise you without obligation. REAL ESTATE LOANS INSURED SAVINGS ACCOUNTS ' CITIZEN'S MUTUAL BUILDING & LOAN 312 So. 5th St. G - w - Hoins > c w ^ mmomi Sec . y

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