Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 54
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Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 54

Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 30, 1957
Page 54
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« 41 Wed.. Jan. 30, 1957 OSKALOOSA OAltY HEtALD Ideal Mfg. Co. Water Systems, ·iikers Couplers Find Ready Market IPrib ShMw Opw pffMCII IKft Mr. and Mr». who operate the Nick Bond itudio tat P«Ua, opened a branch pbotofrapb- ie studio in Oskiaocaa at 122ft High avenue west iact year. The new studio ha* a recep(k« room and a photography room. It it open from 9 a-m. to S p-ttL Monday through Saturday except Thursday. Pictures are taken any day of the week by appointment. The studio handles all types of photography including family and commercial. The Hammars havv been in the photography business for 25 years and operated in Des Moines prior to moving to nearly four years ago. iast THE ROLLERAMA. THE MEW roHw rink built in Baacon summer, is owned and op*r«t*d by Mr. «nd Mrs. Harry Peila j Gravitt. Located just west of the post office on Highway 309, j f f, e 40 by 108 foot maple hardwood floor is sHwated HI a 40 by 120 foot building. The rhk, wfckfc had H* fraud . October, ha, i refreshment it«d, k heated by gas, parking space, and has six speakers pUeed around the music and announcements. (Herald Photo) FIVE TON TRAVELING CRANE to handle steel installed in factory addition being built at rear of ideal Mfg. Co. plant. New building houses rear dock and is of steel and concrete block construction. (Herald Photo) A visiting- industrialist touring the Ideal Manufacturing- Co. plant In Oskaloosa remarked that he had never seen a factory making so many different items and dotag: such a thorough job of it. The variety of items made by Ideal is so extensive that changing national economy and cycles in. buying trends have little effect on operations at the local plant. The important factor is new and different items. Power - Saver Water Systems had their best 12 months since the Ideal moved to Oskaloosa in 1849, says Ray F. Smith, president. Both the twin cylinder and Single cylinder models have proven ·very effective in moving water long- distances from wells. Since drouth conditions have so ·eriously affected farming, the efficiency of water systems has become of utmost importance and water supply has become the most .vital concern of food producers in the midwestera and southwestern areas. The demand for water systems that win carry storage waters long distances for stock and crops j has Increased in recent years. j SEVERAL improvements have; been made on. the National Deluxe; Milker, including a new milk claw j which 'increases the efficiency of the unit and the simplicity of] cleaning. All the metal in the milk ·one is now stainless steeL Export still takes a large share of the Idea! production with the j Macleod Company and the Cana- i dian Tire Corporation of Canada · still the largest customers for the milkers. Trial machines have been sent to South America and Spain and one of the most promising new territories is Switzerland where a large firm is now making tests on National Deluxe Milkers. Distributors of the Ideal milker in America are the Gamble- Skogmo company which has several hundred stores scattered around the middlewest. i LAST SPRING'S giftware line included a complete assortment of hanging planters and a variety of colors approved by House and Garden magazine. The biggest volume item was a three-tier fernery used by department stores for special promotions. Stern's of New York advertised the fernery repeatedly and sold close to 8,000 units. The most popular Christmas items were a wall sleigh and reindeer card holder and a Christmas card tree, although varied gift ware items held strong holiday appeal. "Arrangements were made with several tnaH order houses to drop ship directly to their customers up until a few days before Christmas. The Oskaloosa postoffice set up a sorting station right In the factory to improve the service and keep the large influx of parcel post from interfering with the regular service. BOTH THE WEST COAST and east coast representatives of Sun Glo Studios, visited the Ideal factory to help in designing the new 1957 spring line. There is now a range of five ferneries, several new planters and decorative centerpieces. Ideal products will be shown this year not only in the regular gift- \vare shows "at Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, but at the smaller shows at Atlanta, Dallas, St Louis, Kansas City and Minneapolis. Wes George, Ideal sales manager, is planning on running the last three shows with factory personnel. IDEAL HAS put on the market ' two new ball and socket couplers, one regular weight and one heavy duty. These were designed by Tip Lamberson and have positive locking devices operated by one I hand. ! j A unique feature at these ! couplers is that all of the road. i shock is taken on the ban and j : the housing instead of on the lock- i ; ing devices. j | One of the world's largest manu- : j facturers of sport aad farm trail- ; : ers is now using tfo« new coupler · exclusively. ! Production schedules have been met during the past year aim plant personnel has continued at the 1955 high mark. Major plant improvement of 1956 has been the covering of the back dock with a concrete block i and steel building and the installation of a five ton traveling crane : to unload and handle steeL THIS LOW-BOY SEMI-TRACTOR and trailer the tracks have to be removed to stay under was added to the fleet of 17 trucks owned and the 72.000 pound limit on state highways, operated by the Angus Coal company of Oska- Hauling of different types of heavy equipment loosa This 22.000 pound unit is capable of is one of the various types ot work handled hauling the 50,000 pound D-9 caterpillar without by Angus. (Herald Photo) disassembling the fuel tank and seat although^ Another Banner Year Of Activity Reported By Angus Coal Co. The Angus C'-zl -err.par.y car up with another banner year 1956 as gross sales climbed to record S442.C-00 and the total payroll was also up to ?10S,SOO for both, labor and the hiring of trucks. The frcss -::-c-r~.= ir.ciiided revenue front c;.a".. :"?.rnt :r.cc~e, rock hauling. ec;;:r-rr.e.tt rental, road work, levee ~-crI-:. casement excavations. 'an.^?c5p:ng. c l e a r i n g land, other c;rt v.-erk. etc. Approximately 1C' basements were excavated d-jrir.g the past year. Road wcrk cropr-^ in the number of rr.:!es to just under nine miles but the cos' of the work was up to 560.0'!. AH road work was done ir. Pcweshiek county last year. Coal sales from the mine nn the Olivet road at the old Carbon Hill 'ing a levee on the Warner Vande jVoort farm and digging some i ditches preparatory to irrigating. :The farm is on the South Skunk '; river in Madison township. j The company cleared over a hundred acres of farmland during A 1956 including about 50 acres on n the old AJdrich farm three miles a west of Oskaloosa. Another low boy was purchased the company's total to Altogether, Angus has a ports that what would normally be a slack season for the fabric and upholstery business has turned into a steady influx of work. Each week the story is told in words and pictures of one of the 34 firms who cooperate in soon- three. fleet of 17 tracks of all types and offered. that after the feature on Edge- towne was carried, on Nov. 19, 1956 he had a surprising number of ir.cuiries as to the services sizes for all purposes. President and general manager of the Angus Coal company is Dean McKinney while Ted Sampson is the office manager. available has paid worthwhile dividends to an advertiser who is tipple five mile? northwest of taking advantage of the special Oskaloosa raised over 25 per cent back-page advertising in each to $207,000. " ; Monday's Daily Herald. One of the individual projects Bob Garner, who operates the taken on during 1S56 was build- · Edgetowne Canvas business, re- Edgetowne Canvas started just 17 months ago. with two rolls of fabric, a sewing machine and a table. Today it- is a well-stocked : shop on highway 63 south with ] six sewing machines, and a ; leather-stitcher. Garner has re- I crsntly bought a pick-up truck so ; that he can call for items so be I upholstered or repaired, ! During the summer months he I is kept busy doing tarpaulin and Telling the public about services awning work, which craft he Ho Slack Season This Winter At Oskaloosa's Edgetowne Canvas learned in the air force as a parachute and fabric technician. This winter it's upholstery work on all types of furniture--kitchen, dining or living' room--that is expanding the business at Edge- towne Canvas. for WORK or PLAY o o · NTINENTAL meets the demand for on the American scene of ever-changing styles! What's Ahead in '57 Ever watchful for changes in style and popularity of clothing, Continental continually changes its items of production to meet retailing demands throughout the United States and Canada. Our production for 1957 is geared to these style changes with several new garments now under production. The outlook is favorable and we hope to enjoy another record year in providing employment to the good people of Oskaloosa and Knoxville. OVER 200 EMPLOYEES-$850.000 ANNUAL PAYROLL NTINENTAL ANUFACTURING OSKALOOSA KNOXVILLE _,,,,,. NEWSPAPER!

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