The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 3, 1971 · Page 49
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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 Marti ims Jim Martinez, Hutchinson city commissioner and former mayor, started 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, 196D to September, 1970, the Martinez machine shop op- sralion 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 en- lire 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. Julian. Mar tines "We are particularly interested in this type of work along with expanding our job shop production type of work." He pointed out that the Martinez plant is one of the 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 Ihe firm's inventory of smithing coal. Edward 4 Margin's Along with the machinery repair work and metalicizing, Julian Martinez said the company would do tool and die manufacturing 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. Business Briefs '7 Associated Industries, State C of C Merger 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 newly 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 - In the face 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 time. The figures, reported in a major study by Audits & Surveys Inc., a leading marketing research 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 j 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 tills 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 shoo stores closed at a faster rate than in 1970. —Automotive outlets maintained a steady level. —Drive-in restaurants c o n- Jnued to expand, with little 'luctuation in the number of jars 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 Sil- ! vey 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 this 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. Promotion, and Retail a n d Service. Fegan and Aird both staled 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 wall continue as president of the new association, while Aird will serve as the elected head of the Industry Division board. State Chamber executive vice-president, Cad 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 ol Manufacturers, as well as with the Local Chambers of Commerce throughout the state. Initial organizational changes are expected to be completec ay Nov. 1. Associated Industries of Kan sas was originally organized ir 1916, for the basic purpose of representing manufacturers and processors. Its interests and policies have been implemented throughout the years specifically for the benefit of Kansas industry and for the overall good of Kansas. Clean Air Clinic Among the advantages to iutchinson postal employes of he vast remodeling and addi- .ion work at the local post office s the increase in the amount of working space. For the public the advantages nclude more post office boxes or those who desire to get their mail from a box, and a ramp on ne entrance for the use of the lanclicapped. ON A SATURDAY afternoon Lloyd Winslow, 100 Crescent Blvd., uses Package mailing scale. New Self Service Postal Unit Hutch Post Office Improvement Nyberg Moves Office Don Nyberg, architect, has relocated his office at his residence, 3005 Cornell. He formerly had his office at 315 West 1st with Earl Bozeman, now director of planning and development 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 Named HIS President Dan Fast, 2401 North Adams, has been elected president and gem-nil manager of Hutchinson Ice Service Inc., 816 West 4th. Hutchinson Ice Service is a manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer of ice. Willson Attends School Rodney E. Wilson, 322 East 1st, has been awarded a certificate of achievement from the Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Co. for having completed the company's school in life insurance at the home office, Grcenboro, N.C. KPL Earns Report Oscar But one of the big public improvements is the installation of a Self Service Postal Unit (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 arc closed," said Wilma Sollandcr, Hutchinson postmaster.. Rogg Builders Feature New Farm-Ranch Building "But we find many persons will use the stamp machines, at east, even when window service s available." The SSPU is an almost compete postal unit. On one side is i scale to weigh packages compete with a chart designating various classes of package mail. Also posted is a map with postal voiles clearly designated. After-Hour Procedure In sending an "aftcrhours" rackage, a patron can weigh lie package, press a button for he class of mail he is sending, and the postage charge for the A new pre-engineered farm and ranch building, the 50-foot- wide Quonset Mark III, is now available in the area from Hogg Builders, Inc., 800 Grand, the firm's president, Roger Rogg, announced today. The 50 - foot - wide Quonset Set for Oct. 11 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 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 neec of a tune-up at any one time. Reduce Emissions The clinic will demonstrate how tune-ups help reduce un burned hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions. Special em phasis will be made on the ef fects of worn plugs, engine ad justments, and need for regu larly scheduled maintenance ii combating pollution. The Champion Spark Plu; Company will furnish the instructor and equipment for the Design Artist At Lane Ltd. Debby Deck, a native of Wiclir ita 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 illustra- ons for clothing stores in To- eka and Wichita. Miss Deck attended Wichita late University two years, ma- oring in business administra- :on and accounting. She transpired to Kansas State Univer- ity to major in design and fash- on illustration and graduated in 970. According to Dave Lane, agen- y president, the position Miss Deck fills has been created by he film's growth the past six nonths. "We just completed the best hird quarter in our agency's lislory," Lane reported. "We've jeen adding new accounts at a rapid rate and we're delighted o be able to obtain the services of someone as talented as Debby Deck." Savings and Loan Big Home Lenders o Savings and loan associations end more of their funds to wme buyers than do any other types of financial institution, 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 cenl for life insurance companies. Vlairk III starts with a basic ength of 48 feet which can be expanded in increments of 24 'eet, (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, new 50 - foot Quonset Mark III can house 28,000 bushels of grain, or be used to protect bill- farm machinery from the elements. The 14 - foot eave icight in the pitched roof version allows a new 24 - foot-side double slide door that increases access height to 15' 6%". 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 bom at lola, Kahs., was graduated from high school at Bartlesville, Okla., and joined Cities Service March 3, 1930. He worked as a meter inspector at Petrol ia and lola before his promotion to foreman in 1954 at Lyons. Mr. and Mrs. Cain plan to make their home in Bartlesville following retirement. Pipeline Institute Set a I Li be rul LIBERAL — Two clays of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and exhibits on understanding, operating and maintaining liquid, gas and pipeline the will Pipeline be included in Operation and Maintenance Institue at the National Guard Ai-mory 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 radiogra- ihy for weld inspection, and mergency repairs of pipelines vill be discussed by the insti- ute faculty comprised of 14 in- lustry representatives. At least 4 companies will display cx- libits. Seventh Year This institute, in its seventh 'ear, is America's only national )ipeline institute. Sponsoring he meeting are the University if Kansas Southwest Center he Southwest Petroleum Industry, the State Board of Vocational Education, and the C.U. department of petroleum engineering. Members of the institute banning committee include: J V. Patterson, Holcomb; Ralph Ball and B. J. Delap, both of /iberal; E. L. Koen and Joe .laird, both of Ulysses; Mayo Morrisiette, Hugoton; Clifton Francis and Keith A. Otti )oth of Garden City. Santa Fe Dividend The Board of Directors ol Santa Fe Industries, Inc., has declared a quarterly dividend o forty cents (.40) per share. It is dividend No. 13 on the com mon capital stock of the com pany payable Dec. 1 to stock holders of record at the close o! business Nov. 5. clinic here. Champion is conducting nearly 1,000 of these clinics throughout the United States in the coming year, with about 50,000 technicians expected to attend. Fast, Courteous Service! • Tooling • Job Shop • Stamping • Smithing Coal ' Equipment Repair MARTINEZ & SONS, Inc. 1326 E. Ave. A Phone 663-1615 Emergency Night Work — 662-1984 or 663-3270 various zones are designated on Uie scale. If he needs to buy postage for Iho 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 postal patron forgot to bring jmy change for the machines, he can get a dollar bill changed in another machine at the SSPU.. In another dispensing machine lie postal patron can purchase ninimum fee insurance for his jackagc at a cost of 20 cents. I' lie needs envelopes or postcards lie can purchase these at the rate of 10 regular 8 cent itampsd envelopes for $1; 5 air mail envelopes for G5 cents; 01 10 postcards for GO cents. Also available from this ma chine are booklets containing a dozen 8 cent stamps and foui 1 cent stamps for $1 or he ma> purchase for Ills $1 a bookie containing eight 11 cent airmai itamps and six 2 cenit stamps. Serve All Needs "The way the SSPU is laid out, a person can serve almos all of their postal mailings with out a clerk," said Mrs. Solander "Of course we are happy 1x serve them through our windov service on the hours we ar< open, but this SSPU provides aa additional service for those whc can't get in when the postol'fio windows are open." She emphasised that it is ncc essary to carry an adequat amount of change to use th machines, or at least enough $ bills. "We haven't gotten to the place where we have machine that can distinguish between $ bills and bills of other denomi nations," 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." NEW YORK — The Kansas Power and Light Company has eon selected to receive the first place award in the 1971 Annual leporl survey sponsored by Financial World, the nation's oldest nisiness and financial weekly. KPL was recognized for having Issued the most informative stockholder nnnnnl report of the Public Utilities classification. The bronze Oscar-of-Industry trophy symbolic of this achieve- nent will be presented to William L. Perdue, FPL vice presl- lent, on Oct. 26, at the 27lih Annual Report Awards Banquet at Die New York Hilton Hotel. Among 5,000 Approximately 5,000 annual reports were reviewed in 91 clas- lificalions this year in the annual competition to promote the mprovcment 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 JUNIOR SUBORDINATED NOTES Memories that will long be cherished doservo to be preserved In Iho finest granllcs. Wo havo a largo variety of fine quality designs, larijo and small, In the very 1 finest . . . Monlello and Guardian Memorials of BARRE Granite. Serving Southwest Kansas Since 1924 Vprlnn F MCCARTY MEMORIALS A* Business Phone 665-5691 Home Phone Wolcott Bldg. Hutchinson, Kansas 665-8700 Your representatives are: Michael J. Eurton and Howard J. McCarty. • ISSUED FOR 5 YEARS...maturity date 60 months from dale of issue of note. • INTEREST AT RATE OF 9* payable quarterly on January 1, April 1 f July 1/ and October 1 of each year. • $500, OR ANY AMOUNT ABOVE...issued in multiples of $100 above $500, minimum denomination $500. FREE REMOVAL OF DEAD STOCK Call Collect- Hutchinson 665-6441 Cattle-Calves-Hogs over 200 Ibs. We have served you since 1929. Hutchinson Rendering Company • NO CHARGE to investors for 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. This announcement is nc/(/ier an offer to sell, nor a solicitation of an offer to buy lliese securities. The offer is made only by tho prospectus. Obtain a Prospectus from our REGISTERED SECURITIES REPRESENTATIVE (LICENSED BY THE STATE) IN CARE OF INTERSTATE SECURITIES COMPANY W, C. White Branch Manager 29 SOUTH MAIN 662-0263

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