The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota on January 17, 1959 · Page 7
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The Austin Daily Herald from Austin, Minnesota · Page 7

Austin, Minnesota
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Saturday, January 17, 1959
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Utilities Employes Given Offer of 5% Pay Increase A £llt AAnl ***A****. Lif** .«__._ **^^ — ;-- -•-*- a _ • \ A SV, cent wage hikfe was offered Friday by the Utilities Board fn an amiable one-hour meeting with the Local 867 wage committee. Fred Miles, Local 867 business agent, said the members would consider the proposal at a special meeting TuesSay along with the er fringe benefits tentatively agreed on. Friday's meeting was in sharp contrast to a meeting Jan. 6 when frayed tempers caused a breakdown in negotiations with both sides curtly withdrawing all previous agreements. Consider 5 Per Cent Hike Employes will consider a five, per cent hike with an insurance plan proposed by Miles or a straight 5Vi per cent without the insurance plan which calls for a $2,000 paid-up life insurance instead of the present $1,000 term policy. The new insurance will cost 2.3 cents an hour per employe. Board members noted that the insurance proposal would be more expensive than the alternative half per cent wnge hike but said the insurance plan was of greater benefit to the employes. A five per cent hike would range from a nine-cent increase to 16 cents for the 80 employes. Accord on Differential Tentatively agreed upon was a hike in the shift differential from iiion to 10 cents for night and Sunday work. One agreement on stand by service previously made is still in negotiation because of a misunderstanding of terms between the board and committee. The conference however was still on a friendly basis in spite of the standby service dispute. Chairman Edmund Smith said it was the board's understanding that a man on standby service would get double time only when it was necessary for him to call in a helper. Under the previous arrangement, a man on standby was paid time and a half but once he called in to help in "trouble work' would be paid double time. | The committee indicated that itj was their understanding that a man • on standby service would be paid, double time if called out. The standby men receive 10 for being available for trouble calls. Still not agree on is checkoff for dues and pay each week ra- j ther than twice a month. Leo Fol-l ey, member of the wage com-j mittee, said the twice-a-month pay; practice should be changed and i said the employes felt very strong- • ly about this phase of the bar-, gaining. Miles said the city was; paid every two weeks rather than j twice a month as was the county. Just as Easy Weekly If any change was made it would be just as easy to pay weekly, William Dunlap, secre-j tnry, said. A great deal of book-' keeping revision would have to be i made and board member Ro-| bert Babcock- noted the new j?ayj practice would mean purchase of a $6,500 machine. The committee and the board agreed that if any change wasj made in the pay periods, it would; be on a weekly basis rather than twice a month. Chairman Edmund Smith rfhd board member Floyd Barton said t h e twice-a-month pay practice could cause some hardships and that a pay check every week would be helpful. They pointed out however it would take considerable time to bring about any change in the pay practice if agreed upon in later negotiations. 2 Water' Mains Break From Cold Along with a lot of discomfort, Thursday's spell brought two broken water mains to Austin which should be in full repair today, according to Harold Lamon, utilities superintendent. A main at East street and another on Sutton place were cracked by the frost, pushed lower in the ground in cold weather. The mains are about six feet from the surface. Crews used jackhammers in digging. VFW's Membership Gains All-Time Peak Membership in Olaf B. fiamm Post 1216-VFW hit a new record today with enrollment of Carl Miller as the 1,069th on the rolls. Bernard Rumsey, a neighbor of Dale ttamlo, the Post's quartermaster, was member No. 1,068 to tie the previous high mark. CASES SOLVED Three men picked up by Olmsted County authorities! 11101 " from gclling lo ° taUl " lave admitted burglaries in Mower County, Sheriff All Rows of ! ' llles leinartz said today. CONCENTRATION — Calmly and deliberately, Dan Gildner and Ben Sterling play their men in a chess game, in the concessions room, while the Austin JC cagers play a hot basketball game nearby. HERAU> SAT. JAN. 17, 1959 PAGE 7 Police Report Ticket in One of 2 Smashups Police today reported two collisions with one traffic ticket issued. Damage of $75 was done to the car of Donald A. Laugen, 803 Allegheney, and $15 damage to the car of Stanley A. Groh, 1704 Carroll Lane, in a collision at 3:22 p.m. Friday at Kenwood near Oakland. Laugen was tagged for following too close. A school bus driven by Paul H. Cooper, 800 N. Kenwood, es caped damage and a car driven by Sidney Q. Hanson, 2306 Hope, was damaged $40 in a collision at 8:20 a.m. Friday at Ellis and Slavin. The sheriff's office reported one collision near Pat's Roller Rink, Highway 218-N., causing $15 dam age to the parked car of Irene Bliss, 2306 Parkview Drive, and no damage to the car of Paul Underdahl, Austin. Police Get Wrong Address; In Dark About Complaint Not all complaints received by Austin police involve skullduggery or foul play. An irate woman called police at 9:26 p.m. Friday, complaining that three girls hurriedly left her just as she came in the front door. The woman said the girls left a late model car and that she was checking to see what was stolen. Police arrived at the address shortly after. A married couple answered the door and said the complaining woman doesn't live at the address anymore, having sold the house to the couple. The couple were asleep at the time of the alleged illegal entry and knew nothing of any disturbance. Spring Valley to Be Diamond in Jewel Box of Phone Co. SPRING VALLEY, Minn. — Spring Valley will be the Diamond in the telephone Jewel box. Plans to the changeover from three and four digit numbers to the five digit, two letter system for Spring Valley were announced this week by Henry Brand, Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. manager. And the exchange name and number will be Diamond 6. Telephone men will be checking dial plates and installing the lettuer • number combinations where needed. The changeover will be made with the issuance of the new directory in late summer. The Name - number exchange system is part of a nation - wide SAVE THE PRICE OF A SERVICE CALL CALL FOR APPOINTMENT Bring In Your Set TUBES TESTED FREE by a trained technician. Service till 9 P. M. Phones HE 3-3269 & HE 7-2116 It lh»p rtpairi of« nee- •ssoiy, wt'll lend you • TV ut (or horat UM frM Austin Electric Service, Inc. Hwy. 218 So. Dm«-ln ThtoUt program which permits direct dial ing of long distance calls (DDD) from some communities and direct dialing by operators from many more points. Income Tax Office Open Here Fridays to Assist in Filing Assistance in making out federa income tax will be available at the Income Tax Office at the Austin Post Office from 8 to ii p.m. eac! Friday through March 15. All types of forms necessary for tax filings are available on a table outside the office throughout tlu week. TO TALK !• AHM ISSUES ADAMS, Minn. — A discussion on the farm program and resolutions passed at the state convention will be held by the Adams • Marshall Farmers Union local Monday, at the Adams clubrooms. Sheriff Says 3 Admit Burglaries in County IT'S COLD OUTSIDE, BUT But flowers Sprout Under Glass By DAVE OWEN The north wind wns blowing and it wns below zero outside. . .but inside the groenhouse it WIM almost spring with flowers sprouting in a bright, fiO-plus degrees climate. For Inside the greenhouse, the florist mnnipulates Mother Nature's growing schedules so t h e plants are ready when the public expects, regm-dless of how long and cold the winter is. "What we have to do is create an artifical season," Robert Erwin of Kinsman's said. "We use electric light bulb? at night to lengthen the day for some plants and we keep others on the dry side (little watering) to keep Reinartz §aid Daveral Cotton, 22. Rochester, and Ken- leth Huisinga, 22, Minneapolis, have admitted burglariz- ng the McCormick Farm Implement store, Jan. 5, on Highway 218-N. The two broke a rear door window but did not gain entrance. Another man, Sam Bruno, 30, Minneapolis, has admitted -burglarizing Jahn's Implement Store, Racine, Jan. 2, making off with about :450 in merchandise. Included in the theft were a power saw, TV set and various tools, Reinartz said, and most of the merchandise will be recovered and returned. Bruno is a five - time loser, wit'i 'ive previous convictions, Reinartz said. He was on parole from Stillwater Prison at the time of the burglary, having been sentenced or third degree burglary. The men will be questioned fur- her on possible implication In other Mower County break-Ins. They are involved in several break-ins n Southern Minnesota. Symphony to Start Series of Rehearsals The Austin Symphony Orchestra will begin its second series of re- iearsals of the current season at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Room 131, Area Vocational School. All players are to be alerted to this schedule of rehearsals in prepara< tion for the next concert March 15 and the Young Peoples Concert March 16. Hans Schmettau, Mankato, for mer solo cellist with the Bremen Symphony Orchestra of Germany, las been engaged as guest artist for the March 15 concert, which will be on a Sunday afternoon. If there are any string players in the Austin area who wish to qualify for membership in the symphony, they are urged to contact John Madura, manager, 1005 E. Water, or Paul Heltne, conductor at HE 3-6715 or HE7-4185 im mediately. LeRoy Plans for Road Signs LE ROY, Minn. — Road signs, pointing roads to LeRoy, will be set out by the LeRoy Commercia Club. Signs will be placed at the Frank ford Town Hall road, on Highway 16 and at the junction of Highways 56 and 63. Officers elected were DeL one Wood, presient; Robert Brownlow, vice president; and B. E. Sours, secretary - treasurer. Douglas Hutchins is retiring president. BENEFIT DANCE SPRING VALLEY, Minn. March of Dimes will benefit fron the dance Tuesday at the Terp Ballroom, Austin, sponsored by the Frankford Grange. The public welcome. Deep in the middle of Kinsman's greenhouses are rows upon rows of Easter lilies, dies tall. They 11 about four in were planted in TB Control Is Threatened Lagging Christmas Seal sales are threatening the TB control Jrogram'in Minnesota, the state TB and Health Assn. pointed out n its report to the people. More funds are badly neednd to continue tuberculin testing and other health education activities. Responses thus far are disappoint- ng, falling below those of last year, states J. G. Neal, managing director of the Christmas Seal Assn., 614 Portland Ave., St. Paul. But it is still not too late to contribute to this program that safeguards you and your family from tuberculosis and that helps promote better health, lie reminds everyone. Every dollar paid for Christmas Seals is one more blow against the TB germ. Every dollar contributed helps finance the Christmas Seal association's year-round case finding programs, chest x-ray surveys, health education and research. If you have forgotten to mail in the money for your Christmas Seals, Mr. Neal urges you to dig out the envelope which you received in November, and send in the money to your local Christmas Seal committee today, "Each contribution is a link in the chain of public - spirited citizens determined to defeat TB," he said. Driver of Bus in Color Photo Gets Kidding Earl (Chick) Lewison, Adams school bus driver, sai'd today he guessed just about everyone saw the colored picture on page one of Friday's HERALD. "At least," he said, "I got a lot of calls kidding me because the outlines had me down as Earl Prescott." Two Prescott boys, Chuck and David, were in the picture, too, November and will !^e ready for the Easter season. "It's tough on the flonst when Easter comes early, like it happens this year," Erwin said, "yet, it's tougher when Easter is late and close to Mother's Day loo." These are two of the florists "traditional days" when people think of flowers. Some of t h c plants, hydrangeas and cyclomen need a long term which starts almost a year ahead of the season. Started From Seed Many of the flowers, especially the garden flowers that are transplanted in the spring for home gardens, are started from seed and others are started from slips or cuttings, like geraniums flown in her from California. These slips are started in a bed of sand and when rooted, are transplanted to flats or pots and later moved again into a four-inch clay pot, the last shift. This transplanting is typical of the florists growing operation — shifting and moving the plants. "Some plants are started in a cold house, others in a 50 degree house and many in the 60 degree house," Erwin said. (When a greenhouse man reports temperature, he gives the night temperature. Daytime temperatures are of course higher.) Will Plant Tomato Seeds Flowers aren't the only thing the greenhouse grows in its artificial spring. Tomato plants will be seeded in the next few -weeks and by February, most of the garden vegetables will be plantsd for later transplantings to h o m gardens. "A lot of the flowers are trans planted for home gardens," Erwii said. "That's why the florist to day raises every plant from azelias and ageratum to Martha Washing tons." Besides the garden flowers, vege tables and plants which move into retail channels, Kinsman's and Austin Floral Shop raise flowers for cutting. Cut flowers are usec in bouquets, sprays and flora! pieces. Generally they grow pom poms, mums and carnations, some seasonally and Borne year around for the cuts. Turn on More Heal Kinsman is a wholesale - retai greenhouse and Austin Floral is retail shop. In his greenhouses and the gremlins tliat often haunt back of the store, Harold C. (Hap) .« ,. „ L newspaper offices made Prescott of Lewison. Lewison saw a silver lining in the mistaken identification because it gave him a chance to give the cause of safety another boost. Said Lewison: "Many motorists still speed up to pass school buses as the "Stop" bar is moved up to halt oncoming traffic. This Is had practice and I wish motorists would be more considerate." WI.VONA HONOR ROLL SPRING VALLEY, Minn. - Nadine Arnold, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lydon Arnold, was named to the Fall honor roll at Winona State College. A BED OF ROSES — Floral decorations are part of the florists business, winter and summer. Robert Hanson of Austin Floral completes this "bed of floral piece for a new mother. roses " THEY WILL BE READY — These Easter lillies will be tall and stately at Easter, and in full bloom. One lily jumped the season and bloomed this week at Kinsman's. Sfcrte Officer Coming Here for Attend Meeting VFW Membership Drive on Electronics Eugene Voss, junior vice commander of the Minnesota Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be i.n Methodist Cub Scouts Race Miniature Cars at Pack Meet A derby for miniature cars carv- j in second and third, and won a sited by fathers and sons was held verware set and a Cub Scout pen- by members of Cub Scout Pack'nant. 110, Methodist Church Friday eve-j Awards were presented Charles "ing. iGustafson, Douglas Luscombe, Ste- The cars less than eight inches Ive Braaten, Bret Crane, George in length and weighing less thanJFaas, Tom Ferguson, David Han- five ounces raced on a specially j 5en, Mike Heffron, Paul Johnson, built 30-foot ramp made by Clar- : Mark Jost, Tom Riley, Tom Ro- ence Luscombe. 'berts and Michael VanDenover. Ed- That's just another problem oi running a business on one set of seasons and while Mother NV.ure says "It's cold outside." Baumgart on Law Prorgam Police Juvenile Officer Robert Winner among the 50 partici-' mund Smock and Charles Brinerl Baumgart is one of three Juven- grows the same type o stock as Kinsman's for his owi store. Austin's other greenhouses, Rosenthal's and Dicken's, close down in the winter and purchase started plants from wholesale greenhouses. When that wind whistles between the peaks of the greenhouses, the furnace men turn on more heat because they have to maintain that temperature. Kinsman's has gas-oil burners on their boilers. When the city's gas usage exceeds the supply, Kinsman's is one of the firms taken off gas and then they must burn oil. Littlefield is more fortunate, he is on city steam piped Austin Saturday afternoon to climax "operation Snowball," state VFW membership drive. Austin Post 1216 is the largest in the state with 1,030 members, but St. Cjoud is running close. The Austin post also showed the way in the membership drive •»recruiting 6G3 memberships to top the state in this department. Voss, a World War II veteran, will arrive in Austin at about 4:45 p.m. Saturday and will give a short speecli in the clubroom dining hall. Post Commander Clifford Salisbury urges all veterans and their wives and auxiliary members to come to the clubrooms and meet Voss. Austin Area Vocational School director Morton Carney and Camillus A. Raymond, electronics teacher, Friday attended an electronics conference at the vocational division of the State Department of I Education. The conference covered three areas of electronics training — equipment needed, student selection methods and curriculum. ' Electronic technician training is being provided at .the Austin school under provision of the National Defense Education Act. . • High school and post.high school students under 21 may attend tho area-technical' vocational school tuition free. EUGENE VOSS School Menus ROSE CHIiKK HIGH SCHOOL MONDAY — Escalloped potatoes ., , ,, - • -'--••] and wieners, lettuce salad, pick- through the downtown area a i d les peanut bulter and butter gand . doesn't have to worry like the flor- wiphP « rnnld» s mi iv wiches, cookies, milk. TUESDAY - Chicken noodle ist from another two who was in Kinsman's wanting to buy cuttings. -1 went away for a few days celer , stick slimi che b ,. ead and they turned off the gas on me."! blllter> apple crisp> milk . WEDNESDAY — Barbecue sandwiches, buttered green beans, carrot sticks and pickles, peaches, milk. THURSDAY — Potatoe, tomato and hamburger hot dish, cheese stinks, pickles, jelly sandwiches, cake, milk. FRIDAY — Tomato soup, crackers, egg salad sandwiches, buttered corn, apple fritters, milk. St. Ansgar Woman ilc officers who will address Min-J0n District Unit pants was Elaine Baker who was were in charge. awarded a Cub Scout billfold. Dale! Den four with Mrs. A. R. Coff- j nesota law enforcement officers ml Camerer and Danny Rhodes came! man, den mother, served coffee ! a ""-ee-day study of juvenile crime I Shop & Save at the R. & E. FOOD MARKET NOW OPEN SUNDAY 9 A. M. till 9 P. M. QUALITY MEATS AND GROCERIES Corner of Railway & Garfield Sirtetf • Lot* of Fr«t Ptrking ST. ANSGAR, Iowa - Miss Nel- starling Monday at the Center for ' " e Rlcrso11 . a member of the St. Continuation Study, University O f ' AnsKar W a-Tan-Ye club, has been Minnesota. Attending from Austin will be Detective Robert Nelson, Joseph Simmons, ssistant juvenile officer, and Mrs. Robert Distad, police- W0 nian ' named to the Dist. 4 activities committee, it v.-as announced at the St. Ansgar club's meeting Monday. In other business, Betty Deal. president, appointed Mrs. Agnes ., . ... , , Diederich, Mrs. Lila Dalluger and Nelson will show the film strip. Mfs . Dorothy Carlson to the nomi . stranger-Danger," produced by j lia ti n g committee. Austin police with funds provided! by the Austin Police Benefit Assn. Emphasis on interviewing the juvenile offender and ways in which police can help prevent juvenile StT ncy wi " be made at the > is one of a record «• : enrolled at Marquette University, Other juvenile officers address-: Milwaukee. iag the state wide meet will be Miss Wolf is a liberal arts maj- A. C. Anderson, Rochester, and or and one,of 176 Minnesotans at- Walter Scanlan, Hopkins. tending the Wisconsin school. fo \i, ire*. J« Coren Wolf Studies ! 0t Mdrquette U. " Now - A Complete Engine Check In a Matter of Minutes m DICK, MEL & JACK With New TV Type Engine Analyzer Automobile Engines Checked While You Wait See for yourself the condition of plugs, coil, distributor, wiring, timing, carburetor, starter, generator, regulator, battery, etc. without removing parts. All tests made with engine running. You can save gas, renew original engine perform* ance and cut down on repair bills if you stop trouble' before it starts. With this modern electronic test equipment we can tell you in minutes if any service Is required. Drive in today. HEVER tor GREATER mileage BETTEB performance, LONGER engine liff H & $ CARBURETOR & ELECTRIC SERVICE (Formerly Austin Curb. & Electric Service Dept.) 211 E. Maple - Austin - Ph. 8 q.m. to 5 *.«n. — S»t. 8 ?.»

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