The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 9, 1963 · Page 8
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 8

Ottawa, Kansas
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Saturday, March 9, 1963
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THE OTTAWA HERALD Saturday, March 9, 1963 GROWING WITH A GROWING CITY! Congratulations! To the firms and businesses responsible for the redevelopment of the East Second Street Area. See Us For All Your Bonking Needs MEMBER F.D.I.C. Since 1871 We are pleased to be associated with the redevelopment of East Second Street and urge you to stop in and see us and our new neighbors soon. Your Hometown Savings Center Conveniently located in Downtown Ottawa Ottawa Savings and Loan Association 109 E. 2nd St. CH 2-2804 We Like Our Convenient Location... and our New Office Suite on East Second Street. Stop In and See Us! OVER 140,000 KANSAS DRIVERS CAN'T BE WRONG! ance company. There must be a reason for this overwhelming preference. There Is. More coverage agenu d P° ssible Premium cost See your Farm Bureau Mutual Bob Robbins General Agent 121 E. 2nd CH 2-4122 Oar Welcome v and Congratulations To Our Neighbors rOW and New) i On East Second Street Your fine improvements have added a great deal to our City. First National Bank (Oldest Benk in Franklin County — Since 1870) Occupying Our Same Corner For 78 Years Martin Electrical Equipment Co. are proud to be a part of the growth of Second Street 117 East Second Wholesale: Electrical Contractors Supplies Wire and Fixtures Incandescent Bulbs Fluorescent Bulbs Wide Line of Electric Tools Phone CH 2-2705 OTTAWA APPLIANCE SERVICE CENTER We Repair... • All Makes of Small Appliances • Radios • Televisions 24-Hour Service TUBES Tested in Your Own HOME F-R-E-E No Service Charge You Only Pay for the Bad Tube "Prettied Up" On 2nd Street One dozen businesses along Second Street have made the street one of the "newest" in town with remodeling and new signs, many of which have been moved to Second Street from other locations in the business district. Farm Bureau Insurance, formerly located on South Main, moved into new offices on Second Street Jan. 8. The agency is directed by Bob Bobbins who has lived in Ottawa since Jan. 1, 1962. The Farm Bureau agency serves nearly 900 Farm.Bureau families in Franklin County. Mrs. Virginia Nordyke is office secretary, and Mrs. Marguerite Robbins serves as part-time secretary. Nitchers Floor Service has Street business that has moved to East Second, is owned by Harvey A. Martin who came to Ottawa in 1951. Martin is graduate of Kansas State University, Manhattan, and serves on the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce. Martin's Electric is a wholesale electrical supply firm. The company sells to contractors, but does not make installations. Nutcher's Floor Service has been established here for nine years and has occupied the present Second Street location for the past five years. The business, operated by Gail and Dorothy Nitcher, covers a large territory that has recently extended as far as Manhattan where the local firm was awarded a job. The Nitchers, with the help of seven employes, specialize in floor and waU coverings, counter tops, carpet installation, floor sanding and finishing, rug shampooing and a chair rental service. Ella's Beauty Salon, a new "face" on Second Street, is operated by Mrs. Cecil McArdle, assisted by Mrs. Da Huston. The salon has been serving Ottawa women for six years with complete beauty services. The Peoples National Bank was established in 1871 and today serves not only Ottawa and Franklin County residents, but also people in a large area outside the county. The bank enlarged its facilities several years ago by taking over the space in a building ajoin- ing to the north. The bank em- ployes 20 people. The First National Bank of Ottawa was completely remodeled in 1956 and 1957, adding more to the "shine" of Second Street. The bank has served this area from the same location for 78 years. First National offers a complete banking service and is conveniently located at the 2nd-Main corner. Ottawa Savings & Loan Association has served the community and area from Second Street for many years. The firm moved to its present location on the north side of the street in 1951 from a location directly across the street. Last August the company remodeled offices and doubled the office space. The association is operated by nine officers and em- ployes with F. E. Bennett, Sr., president. Lister Hardware and Plumbing recently completed a new front and also remodeled the firm's interior while adding office space which is occupied by other Second Street businesses. Mr. and Mrs. Willard Lister and their son, Richard, operate the business, offering a complete line of hardware, plus plumbing and sheet metal shop services. Walker Wallpaper & Paint Shop started in the back of a shoe shop on South Main and was later moved to the present Second Street location 25 years ago by Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Walker. Through the years the Walkers have added improvements to the shop, including the installation of a new color machine that tints paints. The Walkers conduct a drawing each month for a gallon of paint and have had people from 25 cities and towns register for the drawing. Hank's "Sinclair" Service has been under the ownership of Hank Gilroy on Second Street for four years. Hank has worked in the car business and has been a mechanic since 1938. The station employes three regular and two extra employes and offers complete car service. Gilroy invites motorists to have their cars "Hankerized" at his station. Minnick Motor Company has served this area for more than 30 years. The firm handles Buick, Pontiac and Cadillac cars and GMC trucks. The owners, Floyd and Jerome Minnick, switched from another brand of cars to the present line last October. The Minnicks employ 12 people and operate a Texaco service station along with the auto business. Ottawa Appliance Center & Blueprint is one of the most recent businesses to grace Second Street. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Long started the business in the present location last December. The firm deals in TV repair and repair of small appliances and blueprints. SURE SECOND STREET IS GROWING!! We are glad to be a part of it with BUICK CADILLAC PONTIAC GMC TRUCKS Minnick Motors. Inc 201 S. Hickory Phone CH 2-5600 We, Too, Are New On... East Second Street ... and we like it! If You Are Looking For... «w HORIXONS On CARPETING In Wools-Nylons-Acrilons & Blends from such famous makers as.. .Barwick - Loomweve - Downs • Hightstown - Firth - Monarch, etc. Sq. Yd. up Over 50 Qualities and 500 Color Choices $3.95 All Types Inlaids and Vinyl Floor Coverings. Nitcher Floor Service 115 E. 2nd CH 2-5673 Tune-Up Time For that personal touch, have your car "HANKERIZED" Check and Repair your Exhaust System Check and Repair your Brakes Check your tires Replace with Return that Shine, have it Simonizedi HANK'S \Sinclair} SERVIC E 2nd and Hickory Phone CH 2-2133 LIS HARDWARE Complete PLUMBING SERVICE Licensed Plumbers SPECIAL This Week Hand TOOLS 123 E. 2nd TER & PLUMBING Sump PUMPS Electric MOTORS Complete TIN SHOP With SKILLED TINNERS CH 2-2636 ELLA'S Beauty Salon New Location 134 So. Hickory (Ground Floor Location) Introductory Offer... COLD WAVE SPECIAL Reg. $15.00...Now $10.00 Reg. 12.50... Now 8.50 We Specialize in Permanent Waves and Hair Styling. Stop in and look over our newly remodeled and redecorated shop, and call us anytime for Complete Beauty Service. CH 2-4198 Ella McArdle, owner & operator Beverly Cole, operator Welcome! The Red Carpet Is Out... for our new East Second Street Neighbors. We are proud to have been a part of this progressive street for over 25 years. Serving the Public with Quality Merchandise. Lloyd and Maude WALKER'S Wallpaper & Point Shop 108 E. 2nd CH 2-4980

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