Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 25
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Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 25

Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 30, 1957
Page 25
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IwfBS Hew Ucatiot; ten firm moved into the formerly occupied by Dr. Sroboda who m o v e d to Omaha, Neb., where he has opened his dental offices and laboratory. The Pieto Shop is owned by Raymond Stitely and Cleo Perkins as business that new home during 196$ was the Photo Shop which moved one east to 20C High avenue Oskaloosa made progress toward quar- obtaining some new school build- E. ings last year. fK«t included in' Edition of; Oskaloosa Approved New Schools In Major '56 Community Project TM - --·· iM«fcM* Ml ttlf nm-uu*t _rV,A«.,,_. merely the of providing this an adequate public with school system. Eventual replacement awl enlargement of secondary school* wfll be needed if Oakaloosa continues to OOALOOSA MILT MfkAl* WtA. IM. I* HV « * grow and advance. School needs are closely bed *· with the industrial future of Os- kalooaa, for more factory payrolls and nior* But the finft Mf "The Mothers* Crafcade for Better the The new annual Oskaloosa of be Progress Herald. The was last! aa ever- ·aaJtrilT IN- a head te- hur* for school ewastructtoa plus ·eeattoa for the city ef hi a ·attea-wHto cost- eeogsfee eitize** who solve tie school program «·· by the recuiasseadi ' Dan H. Cooper of the sity of Iowa's college e* ,a*ter his study of ] schools a n d future i needs of ""· community, J1952. ! The complete report of »· 'was published is the Gal**** week together to tty arohlFus. 'Herald the day of release. annual Progress Edition. THE FKOGRAM is intended to! The building of William shop now has the most mod-' Desire for new school construe- relieve the overcrowded condi- college's new 1230000 ,,-- «rn photographic equipment, the tion had been growing m Oskaloo- tions in Oskaloosa schools and will eliminated the necessity of latest model Eastman automatic for several years. When plaster convert the present 8-4 grade j^ Q^ c^t a spectator printing machine, and a complete tell from a classroom ceiling at school-high school system into a Q new aemor high school new developing unit. .Webster school in third ward last 6-3-3 system with the high school ^^^ ^.33 a factor in public Enlarged quarters also permit- February, it triggered a move- to become a junior high. al O f the school program, ted the Photo Shop to add to its men t which became known as, It is difficult to tell how much lines. They handle all kinds of; photographic equipment and ·B the project whenever permits any progress toh* , school mulbpur- -- The addition to Jef- ·choot consists of a large room and a lobby to ha erected at the north end of' the building. A portion of the Of the existing scoool is ta he remodeled rsro a kitchen and ta of Laytons, I utilizing their share of the base- This is what Bshed in the tion program on th* hii.M n«» t«»if - i moved to the rear of McGregors'ment for two teaching studios and! approved the Mothers' ing, and the installation of furnishings and equipment. Three Establishments Invoked In Chain Business Moves Three High avenue west ja storage area. to. No plans have service estabbah-'.y* 4 as to the future ment by about 14 feet to the north j»t ^ H** 1 * avenue by taking m part of the basementjl«aytons and Linsley formerly utilized by Gambles. joualy located. _ operated announced of the store west where were previ- MeKey-Fansher of Oskaloosa awarded tae construction contract on this project with a low of O*.(H3. One tree has been from the sue for this ad- and excavations for foot- will he made early this owned and Gambles, uwneu onu upenuxzu «^^ aB ^ _ ^ by Wesley Glenn and Fritz Hem-, PfOmCCO COHST. CO* nchs, moved from a 20 by 120i foot store to a 40 by 120 foot build- HAM \fr00t WATI .__. Brw^Sw ·^·" w»l ·» wl · ing. In their new location, the own- busi- ers laid a new Ule floor, installed establishments -- Gambles,! new fixtures, painted and redeeor- ! Oskaloosa and Beacon, is owned Laytons, and Linsley's Appliance a ted the building, remodeled their!and operated by Ed Prothero. be erected repair--moved to new quarters counters, and installed a new] During 1956, the firm's major 'west and another one -- Graver Saw'sign. Service--enlarged his quarters in' Gambles expanded the lines of! ter work in Oskaloosa. That job is a chain reaction deal last sum-' merchandise in all departments 1 all done with the exception of put-1 have been Prothero Construction company, located on highway 309 between Better Schools 73.8 per cent voters at a WEBSTER elementary Final plans have been and contracts let for a one'Story building which will contain class rooms, a multi room, shower rooms, reet rooma, small kitchen, principal's office and a room for special tion. Contracts for this building totaled 1209,445. The building ·EMKHt HIGH school building-made toward attaining largest unit of the building cogram is acquisition of a 30-acre it*, drilling of two test bonsgs to ·oil conditions, completion of a preliminary engineers' survey of the site and completion of aeries of planning meetings by agh school faculty members and a school-planning expert which in a 43-page report of . around the south and job was 25 blocks of curb and gut- j school building. sides of the present Webster Several trees' located on the aite removed and the gen- mer. First, have service department and Gambles moved from 201 office in the rear. High avenue west to the old Sears ] Laytons, now in their llth year £ Roebuck company farm store of business in Oskaloosa is owned at 210-212 High avenue west 'and operated by Sir. and Mrs. Following this, Layton's Music]Keith Layton. In their new quar-]sub-division, etc. operated an appliance service and'in their new location and are j season. ting on the seal coat this spnng. ,eral They had quite a few of other.tion the Iowa Valve addition, grading! the new Happy Hollow residential contractor, Sparks Oonetruc- company, will begin axeava- smaller jobs including grading for j tions for footings early this spring school multipurpose -- Actual construction work .has begun on a new addition store moved from 217 High ave-jters, they redecorated, repainted, Prothero employs eight regular« Grant school nue west to the former Gambles'and rej'uvenated the store fixtures, j full-time men and has up to 30 ' iSy j location and Harlan Linsley, who; They have more useable space'men working during the rush «j« nls addition, being erected at the east end of the present building, will contain a large multipurpose room, a small kitchen, rooms and a lobby. Garden which win co«t $51.- Bethel Boptist Church Completes Building Work church Now a 16 by 26 foot addition basement is being added east end and a 30 by 56 on the addition to the basement and building of| to the complete superstructure of the]' Bethel Baptist church at 212 | OT north I street is progressing satis- i foot superstructure is being erect- wmle factorily. j ed over the entire basement. j be utilized The original 30 by 40 foot base-) At the present time, the super- ment was buat for the church in'structure has been enclosed but COB_ ,struction company of Oskaloosa When completed the basement | has the general contract for erect- will be used for Sunday school ing this building. class rooms. Upstairs, the audi- measure 30 By 40 feet 16 by 26 feet will a pulpit, bapistry, 3949 and has been used for both Sunday school and worship services. Prior to that, the congregation held their services at t h e *"T." the siding has not been put on yet and there has been little finishing work on the interior done. All labor for the project is being donated by the men of the church. for and a study. Rev. Orland Contractors have excavated tor footings and the budding, service tunnels for poured cement foot Hutcninson, ings and laid some of the cemen .blocks which will form the walls who of the service tunnels. The has been pastor of the church,ice *t"«n«»i« wfll contain equipmen since 1954, said that the group has for use in the perimeter heattoj a membe*-ship of 26 and an aver- system to be installed in the build- company plans to have Sunday about 40. school attendance of ing. i The B.P. is the only feed that the cattle fed on 32 beef brickie cattle feed in this territory. bond Exclusive B.P. Dealers In Mahaska County MOORE GRAIN CO. Rose Hill, Iowa Phone ME 2-8262 recommendations from the faculty the architects. Site for th* new building is the south part of the Per-_r college arm which adjoins Oskaloosa on north. Ten acres of tae land given to the Oskaloosa. school' district by Penn college and the remainder was purchased at a price of $16,250. North Third street inll be ex- ended about one block to reach be south edge of the site Architects for the school projects are George Russell, a 1939 fraduate of Oskaloosa high school ·rno now has an architect's office n Des Moines; Robert Savage and Stanley Ver Ploeg, partners in an architect office in Des Moines. ; XT HAS TAKEN XL meetings by school board members to get this ter in the building program. This total doe* not include some in- Formal meeting! of bers about Bchool problems. Present members board mem- construction of the school board are Mrs. Gwenn Fuller, Dr Kenneth Lemon, Walter Cubit, Art Garland and £. R. Carson. Carson was appointed by the board members last fan to replace the late Byron Ver Ploeg, long-time school board member who died in August. { No attempt was made to count number of conferences between. Joe Gettys, superintendent ofj schools, and the architects or Dr.; Steve Knezevich, school-planning ·' expert from State University o f j Iowa. No tabulation was made o f j innumerable conferences and committee meetings held by the nigh school faculty members in their part of the planning for the new high school. COMPLETION dates have been' tentatively set for all of the projects. It is hoped that all of the! elemental y phase of the construe-j aon program will be completed by- next fall It is hoped that the new. nigh school can be occupied j when school opens in the fall ofi 959. i Completion of the new senior nigh school building will give Os- -laloosa a junior high school ays- em. The present high school will oe remodeled into a junior high building, and all seventh and eighth graders of the city will eave their w a r d elementary schools to join the ninth graders in forming a junior high school. No auditorium will be built in 1 the new senior high school since 1 trie present high school auditorium considered large enough to fit tee community's present needs. A spectator gymnasium will not be! .ncluded in the plans since Penn, college's new $250,000 gymnasium -.11 be available for use by the- gh school. | CROWDING IX ALL of Oakaloo- sa's school buildings has been a oroblem the last few years. The -ew buildings will do much to al-, e-viate this problem. The new =-Tior high school is to be designed jo provide for 750 students. With -a seventh and eighth graders -o. T ed out of the elementary spools, all of these buildings will 'a,e more room for pupils m the '·'-st six grades. Tie year at 1956 saw the incep- ·_cn and a good beginning on progress toward a good school plant i Oskaloosa. The year of 1957 -a see the completion of the ele- ~-e--ary phase of the building pro- r-an plus completion of the plan- -."§· phase of the high school oil ding' and probably a beginning r titual construction, BY TAKING CAKE of OxValoo- -a's own education requirements ·ji s community « now m position u c tare an active part in school reorganization plans in Mahaska Adequate land has been acquired to accommodate any addi- - oral school building that wfll be -^ressitated by the extension of -he Oskaloosa school district un- cier any county school program. Tre-e will be room for additions to the new senior high school as well as 'and for new buildings that i"a be needed in the future. EstaDlishment of the school lurch program for Oskaloosa stu- cents in the cafeten* of the new lugr. school building wfll meet the Brands of rural families for such fac nuea and attract both grade scr.ool and high School students frotr the areas around Oakaloosa., . SCHOOL ACTHOBITffit frankly) 51 WEEKS of SAVINGS For You in 1957! Watch For Our Ad Every Thursday In The Herald DfFEND ON YOUR PHARMACIST for Professional Health Services ·E SURE YOU GET THE IEST Bring as your prescriptions for accurate compounding -- from the finest ingredients available. FORYOUR WHITMAN'S CHOCOLATES When you give Whitman's you pay supreme compliment of giving th* finest. BLAKESLEE DRUG STORE SOUTH SIDE OF SQUARE In Serving You Better STATE FARM INSURANCE Woomington. Illinois 117 South A Across From Iowa Power and Light See and Hear - On T.V. "Red" Barber's Corner Friday Nights - 9:45 Channel 13 Phone OR 3-4462 Oskaloosa SPAPLRl ,'SP4PFRf

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