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The Sioux City Sunday Journal, May 9, 1965 C 13 READ AND USE THE JOURNAL WANT ADS. The General SALUTES $u$an K Eisele FLOYD VAUXT FACJCWC CO. .v$ " - J ma if :t(i (? I 'in aly&j Buys Steer at Junior League Auction The exciting climax to the three-day Calico Flea Market sponsored by the Junior League of Sioux City was the purchase by H. A. Jacobsen, left, of a 1,000-pound steer donated by the Floyd Valley Packing Co. to the League's gigantic fund-raising event. Preceding the auction, the animal was kept in a huge truck outside the Municipal Audi-. torium. A. P. Idso, right, local auctioneer, contributed his services, selling a car, home freezer, television set, several portable record players, typewriters, several pieces of small farm equipment and many other items. Recall 100 Exciting Years at the Chicago Stockyards CHICAGO IB - The Chicago Union Stock Yards celebrates Its 100th anniversary this year. And there has never been a dull moment. The sounds of lowing cattle, bleating sheep and grunting hogs still excite livestock men. More than 1,100,000,000 meat- producing animals have passed through the yards since It opened for business Christmas day, 1865. The 350 acres of yards on Chicago's southwest side on Halsted Street began as a swampy meadow. Establishment of the yards was underwritten by the coming railroads and Chicago business tycoons. Civil War veterans were hired to dig ditches to drain the area and build fences and buildings. The new yard combined operations of several scattered yards and smoothed the pricing and grading of livestock. It became an organized livestock operation for the first time in Chicago's early stockyards history. The layout of chutes, pens and buildings has survived disease, fire, depression and the departure of packers. The major packers set up processing plants in smaller cities closer to the source of supply, peaceful labor climates and short-haul transportation. The Chicago fire in 1871 missed the stockyards, but a fire in 1912 destroyed a hotel which was replaced by the Stockyards Inn. A siege of foot-and-mouth disease in 1914 crippled the yards' operation for almost two years. A fire in 1934, started by a cigarette or match dropped into straw, burned out the Exchange Building, the re-built Stockyards Inn, the old International amphitheater and scores of pens and animals. The loss was $8 million and a score of men Injured. But the -following Monday the yards opened for business as usual as lumber and carpenters arrived for the rebuilding job. . The depression of the 1930s and the yards' worker strikes crimped the operation but failed to stop it. . A 100 years ago the yards started out as a booming success. Receipts in 1866 totaled 1,-565,000 head of livestock. The largest record year In receipts was 1924 when a total of 18,653,390 head of cattle, calves, hogs, sheep 1 Congratulations I FLOYD VALLEY PACKING On A Job Well Done! SIOUXLAND SAND and GRAVEL CO. Hiwiy 77 North Sioux City, ia. Dal. Phon. 2324351 and horses Jammed the pens. Shippers were sending ing range cattle to market by the tralnload. Horses were handled at the yards at the rate of 100,000 a year from 1890 through World War I. Today, livestock receipts remain about the same as 1950 when 1,779,945 head arrived. Last year, 1,647,391 were re-, ceived. ISU Alumni to Hear Talk by Dr. Andre Dr. Floyd Andre, dean of the college of agriculture at Iowa State University, Ames, will be the principal speaker at the CONGRATULATIONS To Our New Industry r R .7e!s I Infirm Instituted for the purpose of processing TOP QUALITY PRODUCTS We Are Proud to Have Been Chosen to Furnish and Install TOP QUALITY CARPET by Lees for the Executive Offices Si . . 0 m m mm m 7M - V rUfftlg 'Where the best . . . Always costs less!" 6th and Wesley Way Ph. 258-0575 Dr. Floyd Andre annual banquet of the Sioux- land Chapter, Iowa State Uni versity Alumni Association, Monday evening, May 17, at the Sioux City Boat Club.. Dinner at 7 o'clock will be preceded by a social hour beginning at 6 o'clock. Parents of ISU students and friends of the university also are invited to attend the annual banquet. Alumni in this area who have not received invitations to the dinner have been asked to get in touch with Richard A. Pecaut, 511 Sixth St., president of the association. Dr. Andre was appointed dean and director of agriculture at Iowa State University in 1949. He is a graduate of Iowa State University where he received his bachelor and master of science degrees and a doctor of philosophy degree. His experience in agriculture has covered a broad field. He spent nearly a year in the U. S. Forest Service, supervising control work in entomology, and for a time was assistant entomologist with the Iowa Extension Service. Before joining the faculty at ISU in 1949, he served with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and later was assistant dean In the University of Wisconsin college of agriculture. He is the author or co-author of some 20 scientific publications. SEOUL Korea's first commercial television station is open. Nature is a swift housekeeper. She brushes and wipes and shakes and washes, and lo, almost overnight little trace of winter's ravages are evident. Here in early May I look out on a countryside placid, green, soft and beguiling. The eternal changing of the seasons is to me one of God's greatest miracles. o HERE AT OUR Out of the Humdrum mission center in Blue Earth, we have many interesting visitors. They come from all walks of life, bringing in boxes of things to be given the needy, or picking them up to be delivered or used themselves. They have different philosophies and opinions on government, religion, human nature, modern methods of communication, industry and the like. Just to listen to them is for me an education. I wish I had the time to sit with them longer than I do, but while I am still working,- I have to sandwich them in between my notebook, the telephone and typewriter, or early in the morning or late at night. o I WOULD SAY that for the most part the folks who come here for things they need, are gracious, appreciative and in a way an inspiration to me. Of course we come into contact with chiselers and those persons who take advantage of offers of help. They operate everywhere. You get taken in by them now and then, just as I do. But you learn to pick out the chaff from the wheat. But lately we have been visited by persons who are bitter, disgcuntled, caustic, critical of every governmental agency or community effort to help the needy. They feel sinned against by God and man. Now I resent this. I have too much faith in my government and its strengths and weaknesses to want to listen to someone abuse it. So for my part those folks can keep on going. I'll devote my efforts to trying to share the material which comes here from folks who are generous, dedicated, willing to share their plenty with others less fortunate, and waste not my time on those unfortunate beings who think the world owes them a living. - LAST NIGHT I walked from a meeting up town to my car and from the riverlands west of town came the sound of frogs chanting. It was my first opportunity this spring to hear them. Those ventriloquists of the reedy places, carry in their baggy throats many tricks of sound. Now their voices seem to come from right under your feet, then again they sound as if they were miles away. If you listen carefully, too, the sounds rise and fall like a curtain. , I drove home feeling a great tenderness for my little muddy brothers. NOW FOR A WORD about sweat, of all things. Here is a biblical and beautiful in a sense, word, which went out of polite usage some years ago. why I don't know, except that we moderns like to use pretty words, all wrapped up and perfumed and deodorized. So we stopped sweating and started perspiring, but only delicately and discreetly. Now actually to sweat means to me something you produce by exertion, while to perspire is simply to perform an involuntary bodily act. But to get back to the noble word sweat. Suddenly you see it used frequently and honorably, since the big midwest floods. Those shovels and sandbags brought it back into popu- ft! '?) ? if ' Zf a.Td! , t it' A ' Vv hi' H 1 - ' h ii ie . , : H t fit V . : i v i ' V If -;w m $ 1 ' . 7 - A i- i f J I v ' A )' ' t - Journal Photo by Jonwnsen Examine Beef for Siouxland M. E. Anderson, left, and Leonard Hughes, trucks for shipment to Siouxland area whole-Floyd Valley Packing Co. sales manager, salers and retailers, examine beef halves ready for loading into Must Ration Penguin Eggs at $2.10 a Dozen PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (Jl South African gourmets are licking their lips. For the first time since 1959, fresh penguin eggs gathered from government - owned islands are going on sale. Between 4,000 and 5,000 dozen eggs are expected to be collected and sold at $2.10 a dozen. C. S. Bosman, superintendent of the islands, says: larity. I like to see the word being used again. After all, show me a finer, more classical example of English than the one, "By the sweat of thy brow." , Would Adopt Purple Martin as State Bird SPRINGFIELD, Hi. W-Leg-islators are storming and forming battle lines for a showdown on changing the Illinois official state bird from the cardinal to the purple martin. The House Waterways Committee has endorsed, 23-4, a bill to make the purple martin the new state bird. Rep. John Morris, D-Chad-wick, 111., the principal sponsor of the legislation, says there's nothing sacred about the cardinal. "Besides, the purple martin consumes insects." Morris contends that promo tion of the purple martin would stimulate a bird-house building firm In Griegsville, 111., which calls itself the "purple martin capital" of the nation. Rep. Charles Clabaugh, R-Champalgn, 111., objects. "It offends me that we should change the state bird on the basis of commercialism," he said. "Penguin eggs have for many, many years been much sought after for the gourmet's table. "They are usually boiled for 20 minutes before being eaten. They have a fishy tang." The eggs are gathered during the penguin "laying time" ending in June. 'The eggs must be picked up by buyers at our store in Cape Town," Bosman adds. "I am expecting about 7,000 applications. Unfortunately, according to our estimates, we will be able to satisfy only about 3,000 of the applicants." The limit is two dozen. IMMEDIATE DELIVERY Air Compressors Pumps Motors e Conveyor Door Sealers Dock Boards Dock Bumpers Pipe Shelving Lockers INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY & SERVICE 100 IOWA ST. A Complete Line at Reasonable Prices f sffT7Tl It Is with a Great Deal of Pleasure That We Welcome This New Enterprise BEST WISHES for SUCCESS to FLOYD VALLEY PACKING COMPANY from TOWNSEND ENGINEERING COMPANY Des Moines, Iowa Designers and Manufacturers of Meat Packing Equipment Big One Didn't Get Away the Third Time KINGMAN, Kan. W - Jim Mills of Hutchinson, Kan., had to catch a five - pound catfish three times before he landed it. Mills caught the fish on Kingman Lake but the line broke before he could pull it in. Mills, 78, grabbed the broken line with the fish on it and, pulled it in. As he held it up for his wife to see the fish flipped off and back into the lake. Mills jumped into the water, grabbed the fish with his bare hands and carried it well ashore for keeps. rv n.or vau.it (MM CO, i FLOYD VALLEY PACKING CO. A WELCOME NEW MEMBER TO SIOUX CITY INDUSTRY .' Best Wishe$ for a Prosperous Future COST3.X Chemical Company 135 UbtrR St. Phent 334-8100 W.uk.n, lllineli INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL CONSULTANTS FRANK NABITY, Consultant 2530 S. Cc.li. St. 276-242J Sioux City, lawi ftaffli MOONS CO M ' ' :?..-i , , jl i, hi 'I ,D I i ll I I H I: m Ai ira i MU'.ra.t.-.fcrtiJ - I 11 i ! fl lll:!B!lll!l r i L 'l H . I! i : Hi r i , fZH H ri-rUUUB fl.!. tL - I II U 1 f iilhllllllil'lllimmJUmiriiiimM mnimi iim m yEBSJMKTar "W- Master Securities Co. wishes to congratulate all of the officers, directors, management and shareholders of the Floyd Valley Packing Co. As a fellow Sioux City business concern, we are proud to welcome you to the business community. We are confident of your success. fB MASTER SECURITIES CO. 416 Commerce. Bldg. 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