The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 3, 1971 · Page 28
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 28

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Sunday, October 3, 1971
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Martinez Machine Expands Both Size and Services An enterprise that started in a 12 foot by 12 foot home basement has expanded to occupy its own 16,000 square foot building, as Martinez and Sons, Inc., finish occupying the former Supply Service building at. 1326 East A. Jim Martinvz Jim Martinez, Hutchinson ciiy commissioner and former mayor, stalled his machine shop business at his home when the defense industries with which he had been employed found business slacking off. Business increased and Martinez moved to a family garage,, then expanded to a shop on West 5th. And with the constant expansion the interest in, and training of, his sons became part of the Martinez enterprise. For a brief period, from December, 1969 to September, 1970, the Martinez machine shop operation was included as the Mohawk Machine Division of the Hutchinson Foundry and Steel Co., an association which was dissolved when the foundry was reorganized. Incorporated as Martinez and Sons Inc., the company rented part of the space in the Supply Service building and then demands for additional space led the company to purchase the entire building along with machine tools in the building owned by Hutchinson Foundry and Steel. Expand Facilities 'With the additional tools we have been able to expand our facilities for repair work on all types of machinery," said Julian Martinez, general manager of the company. | with expanding our job shop production type of work." He pointed out that the Martinez plant is one of I he few plants in the area able to do metalicizing of materials, and also that the firm stocks an inventory of cold rolled steel for its own use and for sale. Th:same is true of the firm's inventory of smithing coal. Edward Murliiwz Julian Martimr. 'We are particularly interested in this type of work along Along with the machinery repair work and metalici/.ing, Ju ian Martinez said the company would do tool and die manulac- turing and set-up, and welding. Family Enterprise With Julian Martinez, 1109 East 5lh, as general manager, the firm is a complete family enterprise. Jim Martinez, 408 West 7th, the founder, remains as president, Edward Martinez, 902 East 31st Terrace, a junior college counselor, is treasurer, and Mrs. Edward Martinez is secretary of the company. Associated Industries. State C of C Merger ON A SATURDAY afternoon Lloyd Winslow, 100 Crescent Blvd., uses Package mailing scale. New Self Service Postal Unit Hutch Post Office Improvement Among the advantages to But one of the big public im- Hutchinson postal employes of provements is the installation of the vast remodeling and addi- a Self Service Postal Unit TOPEKA - R. J. Fegan, Junction City, president of the Kansas State Chamber of Commerce, and Tom Aird, Salina, president of Associated Industries of Kansas, have announced the merger of Associated Industries as a semi-autonomous Industry Division into the organization structure of the Kansas State Chamber of Commerce. The n e w 1 y combined organization to emerge as an all - encompassing Kansas business and industry organization to be known as the Kansas Association of Commerce & Industry. The Industry Division will be one of five divisions of the newly constituted association. The other four being: Econ- mic Development and Transportation, Taxation and Education, Public Affairs and Business News Bill Sidlinger, Business Editor Hutchinson News Sunday, Oct. 3, 1971 Page 29 Survey Notes Ebb In Retail Stores NEW YORK of a continuing decline in the total number of U.S. retail outlets, which dropped 0.5 per cent to 1,689,200 units during the past year, discount department stores scored a 10.3 per cent growth and now equal the number of traditional department stores for the first tune. The figures, reported in a major study by Audits & Surveys Inc., a leading marketing re search firm, show a loss of slightly more than 9,000 retail outlets from last year's total of 1 ,698,300. The decline in the number of stores was almost 14,000 during the previous year. Store shrinkage, along with increasing population, is reflected in the store-to-people ratio which now stands at one store for every 121 persons, Audits & Surveys reported. Last year the ratio was 1 to 119, and five years ago there was one store for every 112 persons. Hardware stores suffered the largest casualties during the past 12 months with a 5 per cent decline, according to the study. Next were food outlets, down 2.7 per cent, and) furniture retailers, whose numbers were reduced 2.3 per cent. Apparel and drug stores each declined 1.9 per cent. Discount department stores led the gainers by a wide margin while traditional department stores registered a 2 per cent growth. There was also expansion in the number of outlets for sporting goods, which rose 4.3 per cent; jewelry, up 4.2 per cent; and household appliances, which gained 3.5 per cent. Solomon Dutka, president of Audits & Surveys, pointed out that general merchandise retailers and specialty shops showed the strongest increases in this year's survey. "In sheer numbers," he added, "food stores accounted for more than 50 per cent of the 9,000 outlets lost." Some significant developments disclosed in the comprehensive study were: —Food stores continued a strong decline. —Apparel and shoe stores In the face, closed at a faster rate than in 1970. —Automotive outlets maintained a steady level. —Drive-in restaurants continued to expand, with little fluctuation in the number of bars and taverns. —Jewelry and sporting goods stores increased for the second successive year, while counts dropped on drug and liquor retailers. —Attrition continued among furniture and home furnishings dealers, except in household appliances. —Variety stores continued to diminish, in the face of expansion by all other general merchandise outlets. Sponsor Topeka Insurance School TOPEKA - The 13th annual insurance school sponsored by the Kansas Insurance Association and the University of Kansas Extension will be held Nov. 17, 18, and 19 at the Ramada Inn Downtown, Topeka. Don Hilton, Wichita, The Silvey Companies, dean of the school, said subjects to be taught include insurance principles, basic casualty, personal! lines, multi peril, introduction) to rating and policy writing and life insurance and related products for the multiple line agent. A comprehensive, advanced treatment of liability coverages has been added tins year. The school is open to anyone applying. However, a student may enroll for only one section of instruction. More than 275 agency and company personnel attended last year. Hilton said scholarships again will be awarded by the Kansas Insurance Association and the Kansas Association of Independent Insurance Agents to six students selected from the state's colleges and universities. Also cooperating in presenting the school are the Kansas Inspection Bureau, Kansas Insurance Dept., Kansas Chapter of the Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters and the Kansas Board for Vocational Education. Promotion, and Retail a n d Service. Fegan and Aird both stated that the main objective of the new organization is to provide unity of action and purpose in a totally effective organization for Kansas industry and commerce, and at the same time to meet the individual needs of all categories of the total business community. Fegan will continue as presi dent of the new association while Aird will serve as the elected head of the Industry Division board. State Chamber executive vice-president, Carl C. Nordstrom, will serve as executive vice president of KACI, while Jack A. Pearson, current AIK Executive vice president, will serve as the executive director of the Industry Division of KACI. Liaison Maintained It was also announced that liaison and affiliation will still be maintained with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and with the National Association of Manufacturers, as well as with the Local Chambers of Commerce throughout the state. Initial organizational changes are expected to be completed by Nov. 1. Associated Industries of Kansas was originally organized in 1916, for the basic purpose of representing manufacturers and processors. Its interests and policies have been implemented throughout the years specifical ly for the benefit of Kansas in dustry and for the overall good of Kansas. tion work at the local post office Is the increase in the amount of working space. For the public the advantages include more post office boxes lor those who desire to get their mail from a box, and a ramp on one entrance for the use of the handicapped. (SSPU) in the lobby for the use of patrons. "Primarily the SSPU is for patrons who want to mail packages and purchase stamps after the windows are closed," said Wilma Sollander, Hutchinson postmaster.. Rogg Builders Feature New Farm-Ranch Building A new pre-engineered farm and ranch building, the 50-foot- wide Quonsef Mark III, is now available in the area from Rogg Builders, Inc., 800 Grand, the firm's president, Roger Rogg, announced today. The 50 - foot - wide Quonset Design Artist At Lane Ltd. Mark 111 starts with a basic length of 48 feet which can be expanded in increments of 24 feet, (72 feet, 96 feet, 120 feet) according to Rogg. Both pitched and flat roof versions are available. 28,000 Bushels With the 72 - foot length, theiP ro ducts will be included in "But we find many persons will use the stamp machines, at least, even when window service is available." The SSPU is an almost complete postal unit. On one side is a scale to weigh packages complete with a chart designating various classes of package mail. Also posted is a map with postal zones clearly designated. After-Hour Procedure In sending an "aftcrhours" package, a patron can weigh the package, press a button for the class of mail he is sending, and the postage charge for the Pipeline Institute Set at Liber;)L LIBERAL - Two days of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and exhibits on under standing, operating and maintaining liquid, gas and pipeline Clean Air Clinic Set for Oct. 11 A Cleaner Air Clinic will be held for local auto mechanics at the Vocational Shop, 17 South Washington, at 7:30 p.m. Oct 11. The clinic is sponsored by Scheufler Supply Co., 15 South Washington. Closely examined will be the role engine adjustments can play in proper tune-up, reducing exhaust emissions. According to a study made by University of Michigan engineering students, a reduction in vehicle emissions by an average of 55 per cent at idle can often by achieved by tune-ups. Surveys by automotive concerns indicate that two out of three cars in the nation are in need of a tune-up at any one time. Reduce Emissions The clinic will demonstrate how tune-ups help reduce unburned hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions. Special emphasis will be made on the effects of worn plugs, engine adjustments, and need for regularly scheduled maintenance in combating pollution. The Champion Spark Plug Company will furnish the instructor and equipment for the clinic here. Champion is conducting nearly 1,000 of these clinics throughout t h e United States in the coming year, with about 50,000 technicians expected to attend. Debby Deck, a native of Wichita and graduate of Kansas State University, has joined the staff of Lane Ltd., advertising agency here as a layout and design artist. Prior to joining Lane Ltd., Miss Deck was employed as an artist in the advertising department of the Topeka Capital- Journal. In addition to working for the Topeka paper, she has done free lance fashion illustrations for clothing stores in Topeka and Wichita. Miss Deck attended Wichita State University two years, majoring in business administration and accounting. She transferred to Kansas State University to major in design and fashion illustration and graduated in 1970. According to Dave Lane, agency president, the position Miss Deck fills has been created by the fimi's growth the past six months. "We just completed the best third quarter in our agency's history," Lane reported. "We've been adding new accounts at a rapid rate and we're delighted to be able to obtain the services of someone as talented as Debby Deck." Savings and Loan Big Home Lenders Savings and loan associations lend more of their funds to home buyers than do any other types of financial iastitution, according to the United States Savings and Loan League. The League's 1971 Fact Book reports that in 1970, associations earmarked 94.8 per cent of their deposits to residential mortgages, compared with 70.3 per cent for mutual savings banks, 21.1 per cent for commercial banks and 20.5 per cent for life insurance companies. new 50 - foot Quonset Mark III can house 28,000 bushels of £rain, or be used to protect bulky farm machinery from the elements. The 14 - foot eave height in the pitched roof version allows a new 24 - foot-side double slide door that increases access height to 15' The factory - made components are designed to bolt and screw together at the job site for quick construction with ordinary hand tools. Price can include erection or the buyer may erect the building himself, said Rogg. Like the present 40 - foot-wide model, the wider Quonset is available with a wide range of accessories including various doors, window units, skylight and sidelight panels and roof ventilators. Quonset is a department of the Stran-Steel Corporation, the building systems subsidiary of National Steel Corporation, the nation's fourth largest steel producer. Retires at Lyons LYONS — Vernon E. Cain, foreman in Cities Service Gas Company's Lyons pipeline division, retires Oct. 1 after nearly 42 years of service with the natural gas pipeline company. Cain, who was born at Iola, Kans., was graduated from high school at Bartlesville, Okla., and joined Cities Service March 3, 1930. He worked as a meter inspector at Petrolia and Iola before his promotion to foreman in 1954 at Lyons. Mr. and Mrs. Cain plan to make their home in Bartlesville following retirement. Santa Fc Dividend The Board of Directors of Santa Fe Industries, Inc., has declared a quarterly dividend of forty cents (.40) per share. It is dividend No. 13 on the common capital stock of the company payable Dec. 1 to stockholders of record at the close of j business Nov. 5. the Pipeline Operation and Maintenance Institue at the National Guard Armory Oct. 16 and 17. Institute moderator will be D. D. Holcomb, regional manager for the Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Co., Liberal. Topics such as coal slurry and arctic pipelining, the use of radiography for weld inspection, and emergency repairs of pipelines will be discussed by the institute faculty comprised of 14 industry representatives. At least 14 companies will display exhibits. Seventh Year This institute, in its seventh year, is America's only national pipeline institute. Sponsoring the meeting are the University of Kansas Southwest Center, the Southwest Petroleum Industry, the State Board of Vocational Education, and the K.U. department of petroleum engineering. Members of the institute planning committee include: J. W. Patterson, Holcomb; Ralph Bail and B. J. Delap, both of Liberal; E. L. Koen and Joe Laird, both of Ulysses; Mayo Morrisiette, Hugoton; Clifton N. Francis and Keith A. Otti, both of Garden City. various- zones are designated on I he .scale. If he needs to buy postage for the package ho can purchase stamps from a stamp dispenser which provides 1 cent, 5 cent and 8 cent stamps, all of them stored in 3,000 stamp rolls at the back of the dispensing machine. And, if the |M>stal patron forgot to bring any change for the machines, he can get a dollar bill changed in another machine at the SSPU. In another dis|> machine the postal patron can purchase minimum fee insurance for his package at ,i cost of 20 cents. II he needs envelopes or postcards he can purchase these at le rate of 10 regular 8 cent stamped envelopes for $1; 5 airmail envelo |X !s for 65 cents; or 10 postcards for 60 cents. Also available from this machine are booklets containing a dozen 8 cent stamps and four 1 cent stamps for $1 or he may purchase for his $1 a booklet | containing eight 11 cent airmail stamps and six 2 cent, stamps Serve All Needs The way the SSPU is laid out, a person can serve almost all of their postal mailings with out a clerk," said Mrs. Solandcr "Of course we are happy to serve them through our window service on the hours we are open, but this SSPU provides an additional service for those who can't get in when the postoffice windows are open." She emphasized that it is necessary to carry an adequate amount of change to use the machines, or at least enough $1 bills. "We haven't gotten to the place where we have machines that can distinguish between $1 bills and bills of other denominations," she said. Also ruled out, of course, are personal checks and money orders. "Even the window clerks take these only as a courtesy, since they have to make up, individually, any amount lost through bad checks," sair Mrs. Sollander. "And the machines just aren't that courteous." Business Briefs IS y berg Moves Office Don Nyberg, architect, has relocated his office at his residence, 3005 Cornell. He formerly had his office at 315 West 1st with Karl Bozeman, now director of planning and development at Fort Hays Stale College. Smith Wins Las Vegas Trip Lyle Smith, 3001 North Monroe, parts department manager for the Bcvan Motor Co., has been awarded an all-expense trip to Las Vegas for him and his wife. Smith won the trip through a nation-wide contest between parts department managers for the American Motor Company, with the winners determined on the basis of increase in parts sales. Fast ISamed HIS President Dan l-'asl, 2401 North Adams, has been elected president and general manager of Hutchinson Ice Service Inc., 816 West 4th. Hutchinson Ice Service is a manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer of ice. Willsoii Attends School Rodney K. Wilson, 322 tfasl 1st, has been awarded a certificate of achievement from the Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Co. lor having completed the company's school in life insurance at lie home office, Grecnboro, N.C. KPL Earns Report Oscar NEW YORK — The Kansas Power and Light Company has been selected to receive the first place award in the 1971 Annual Report survey sponsored by Financial World, the nation's oldest business and financial weekly. KPL was recognized for having Issued the most informative stockholder annnal report of the Public Utilities classification. The bronze Oscar-of-Industry trophy symbolic of this achievement will be presented to William L. Perdue, FPL vice president, on Oct. 26, at the 27th Annual Report Awards Banquet at the New York Hilton Hotel. Among 5,000 Approximately 5,000 annual reports were reviewed in 91 classifications this year in the annual competition to promote the improvement of sharcowner financial statements. In the Public Utilities classification Rochester Gas and Electric placed second and San Diego Gas and Electric was third. Earlier this year, the KPL Annual Report 1970 was* awarded first prize in its class in the International Reddy Kilowatt Competition among electric companies. ANNUAL INTEREST dusfbriies JUNIOR SUBORDINATED NOTES Memories that will long be cherished deservs to be preserved In tho finest granllcs. Wo have a large variety of flno quality designs, largo and small, in the very 1 finest . . . Montello and Guard, in Memorials of BARRE Granite. Serving Southwest Kansas Since 1924 MCCARTY MEMORIALS Business Phone 665-5691 Wolcott Bldg. Hutchinson, Kansas Your representatives are: Michael J. Eurton and Howard J. McCarty. Verlon E. Eurton Home Phone 665-8700 Fast, Courteous Service! * Tooling • Job Shop * Stamping * Smithing Coal * Equipment Repair MARTINEZ & SONS, Inc. 1.126 E. Ave. A Emergency Night Work • Phone 663 1615 662-1984 or 663-3270 • ISSUED FOR 5 YEARS. ..maturity date 60 months from date of issue of note. • INTEREST AT RATE OF 9* payable quarterly on January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 of each year. • $500, OR ANY AMOUNT ABOVE...issued in multiples of $100 above $500, minimum denomination $500. • NO CHARGE to investors for \f^" brokerage or commission fees. • OWNERSHIP TRANSFERABLE at any time without service charge. • NON-CALLABLE by ISC Industries Inc. for one year from date of issue; callable thereafter at 100% of principal amount, plus accrued interest. 7 /n's announcement is neither an otfer to sell, nor a solicitation of an olfer to buy these securities. Th&otteris made only by the prospectus. 4 IP REGISTERED SECURITIES REPRESENTATIVE (LICENSED BY THE STATE) IN CARE OF INTERSTATE SECURITIES COMPANY W. C. White Branch Manager 29 SOUTH MAIN 662-0263 - 1 9m \

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