Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 58
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January 30, 1957

Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 58

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* 44 W«l., Jw. 10, 1957 OIKALOOSA DAILY HBAL0 IPALCO Increases Construction Budget \5% For '57 Ever - increasing demand* for i more electric and gas service is' prompting the Iowa Power A Light company to invest J 15,898,911 in new construction in the territory it now serves. According to Pearl Wilbur, manager of the Oskaloosa district, $396.200 of this amount will be Invested directly in projects designed to improve service in the local area. suburban areas. Greater capacity for both pres- Started under last year's budget, DUMNG 1*M MOKE t h a n ibut delayed due to a supplier's $375,000 was spent in the Oaka- Iowa Power and UfM now serve* an 5,600 square mttm M southwestern Iowa, i gas service to M,41t The company's total budget is provide for reinforcement of some one of their largest, topping last: of the existing 2,300-volt lines in year's budget by over 20 per cent. · sections where demands have in- More than one project is sched- - creased rapidly. ent and futile loads will b* pro-! strike, 1957 will see the comple- [ loosa area by the company. In | · vided and relieve other areas j tion of the $70,000 cubicle housing i eluded in the schedule was the U-.IT^ t**~L-~ fr where increased usage can be i for the new circuit breakers at the j improvement of service to res- nUICft^B^EI li»fc handled from existing facilities. Oakaloosa substation. j dents from Eleventh street and Started in 1959, this project will AT NEW SHABON a new 5,000 i T!sir » »»«"»« to Seventh^ aad on continue until all of the outlying j KV A substation will be built to! 001 ** 1 to customers on High ave- The McKey . ; areas are fed from these new step voltages down from 69 to 13 j nufc A *** governor station was local buUdin , ( lines. KV. This substation win feed into \ installed at High avenue west »nd; T» ALSO rXCMHWED is a sizable allocation in the budget which win Reports tey Year The four oil-circuit breakers at the existing rural farm lines in the · ·*"«* *» stabilize gas pressurej^ area and result in improved serv- *« *««** *»*" 50 customers. j other one ^^ year Fansber contractors, report had a good year i looking forward to ice to New Sharon, Montezuma,! In August, 1956 lower rates | Lee Fansher, owner aad Taintor and Barnes City. were effected for some single* j ager of the firm, has Of equal importance to all of family residential subscribers,' his 50th year in the conatmetkM Ipalco's 160,892 electric customers j based on a sliding sea!-; and re- i business. He joined the J. D. Meis the inclusion in the '57 budget j suiting in savings where large j Key company in 190* i tiled for the Oskaloosa area, each one designed service to ^iEWf inrlKES w» ·«· * w uiaLAuca* wiui uc« ^M^V*--TM*.-^ -- · --» ··»» t 9 0 -- ; - ^ . on 163 miles of the 69 KV trans- first will be completed in 1957,1 company's Council Bluffs' power executives, by increased use of; tendent of the company i mission line from Prairie City to-with new equipment providing j station. Actual construction is to 1 electricityfor air-conditioners and* employes about 20 men th* » _ _ -- . . _ * . . . . _, _ * - _ -i _ · _ - I * ^_:_^ z*~. -ma--- _* *.*_:_ :*«_ * firnatf* mftlffl* *nnll*nP££ STlu WR£ J ··*«···* *t y tW - ifliUJl 11C** ^·T.**'*Jr ^' y * ^ f " m»mm»^ . -- -- --· · ' -- -- ------ -- -- -- -- -- -- --· -- - - j -- * · the more modern automatic switching begin in May of this year, with «ther major aPPU-nces _and was, w ^ THE GARDEN ENGINEERING Service new 20 by 50 foot addition is pictured above with JoKn Heslinga. manager of the engineering department, sitting at his desk. The addition is . - -. .-. -*. -·- --. · Garden Engineering Company Addition Built During Year __ __ _________ ___ one large room wnicn contains · · · it F . __ *1.__.» · ·· Fella. This will increase capability of this line. When the for lines coming into the aub- j the "nit to be put into service by is completed on into : station. drafting tables, desks, and other furniture in Oskaloosa in the future this line i improvements will also be made addition to a 10 by 10 foot walk-in fire vault, win serve as an alternate route; on the company's buildings in Os(Herald Photo) { partmenL The firm serves as con- ing tables and other related e 1 suiting engineers for municipal!- . nier.t and files in addition to i suiting engineers 'ties. a iu · for bringing power into the Os- j kaloosa and provision, has been " kaloosa area. j made for normal improvements Another major project will be; and extensions of service as ex- conversion i pected during th« coming year. ; to 13,000 volts of the 2,300-volt = Two sections of new high pres- ' by lO^foot walk-in fire vault. | distribution system in the outlying' sure gas mains will be laid in the The Garden Construction com- j sections of the city, including Bea- 5 city to replace older facilities with " During the past year some of : iSflSon^tr^^l ^ ^ a ^ o ^ e d b y M e ^ U G a r - j c o n , University iark and'otheri smaller capacities. ! $250.000 sewage disposal plant at den, erected some 20 buUoingS A 20 by 50 foot addition onto' Chariton, and routine city work during 19^6 includingr a 6,000 the Garden Engineering Ser^ce . at Kno^e. Chariton, and Oska; square^t andean ^squar^ building across from the airport j °^ Jectg coming for the firm ! Webster and Marengo, respec- on highway 63 southeast of Os- incjude wa ter works at Rose Hill, lively. . kaloosa provided adequate space: De jta, and West Chester along Two local contracts whicn tne for the engineering department. j with a sewage disposal system at firm has for ^^j 13 ^ 1 e "Merrill Garden owns the engi- ; Kellogg. j foot "jfL f ^, t °Towa aeering firm while John Hesling i The addition is in the form of, the 60 by 100 foot Iowa temanager of the engineering de- i one large room and contains draft; machine shop addition. Dec. 1958. In order to make power from this new unit available to all of Ipalco's customers, funds are included for the completion of the last section of a high voltage transmission line--the second of its kind--linking the two major high pressure steam generating stations In Council Bluffs and Des j Koines. a result of comparative studies j Some of their bigger jobs dttr- - ing the past year included of anticipated future increases. IPALCO'S POLICY of backing i First Presbyterian church add*community development did not go j tion, the Ralph Krueger and acclaimed during 1956. The Amer- ' lean Institute of Management, after a study of the company, highly commended Ipalco for illustrating the "ability of an excellently managed public utility company to achieve both growth i have a contract to build a. multi and stability at a more rapid pace j purpose room at Jefferson school. sell Howard homes, and the Shop remodeling. At the present time, they an building the John Porter bora* and remodeling the Scholx bofld- IKS on north Market street Business Best Ever At Oskaloosa's B M Furniture Shop of their biggest projects, started j cation. Braaksma started learn- in 1956 and recently finished was! ing the craft at the age of 17, the building of an the kitchen cab-1 when he went to work m a furm- inets, bathroom vanitory and: ture factory in Grand Rapids, ; bookcases for a new home; and:Mich. j then refinishing the furniture for i Many business firms in Oskaloo- i the bedroom and dining room. j sa depend upon B M to keep in good con-1 their office furniture in repair, or ,,» had been a design special equipment. One of With much ma- their most unusual jobs was the and hand-pol- designing of a church pulpit, and t from the v/ood in an wardrobe. It is now in at the Methodist church in Shop, 804 south Market. ^ lerlor decorator. '' Be f, C ° n " *. ,,, xrnrk mainlv These two men find constant de- Matiix started the business herej Although the i^en work mainly for their specialized work- nine years ago; and in 1951 he with solid wataut. 4 J"V ^f J^ niansndp in wtxDds - whether it's was joined by Braaksma and the, veneers in making tne more mod- la custom-building or repair. One shop was moved to its present ^^J^P 6 0? rurnuije - "Business the last six baa been the best we've ever had '· That's the type of remark which wffl boost Oskaloosa, coming from THE HUB N1TE CLUB. LOCATED at 220 decorated tc provide 500 square feet of dance ; Rrst avenue west and owned and operated by space and accommodations fo seat 120. The Herman Green «r.d Lyal Fox, held its grand club also has complete opening Dec. 26. in the former* Just Rite cafe (Herald Photo) location, the building was remodeled and re- kitcnen facilities, The 1957 National Home 8,350. Plus Lot-Complete $ Lot Will Make Down Payment In Most Cases Homes - Real Estate · Farms - Businesses SEE US FIRST FOR THAT NEW HOME! If we don't have what you want -- We will build it for you. We represent the Hansen Construction Co. in this area and will build National, Modular and Teckbilt homes to your specifications. NAYLOR REAL ESTATE 208 High Avenue W. Phone OR 3-3024 ALL-AMERICA CITY GOOD Today, BETTER Tomorrow. . In 1956 we hod the contract for // 25 Blocks of Curb and Gutter to give Oskaloosa a BETTER Tomorrow! Prothero Has Low Bid At $93,144 for City Curb and Gutter Work As the lowest of four bidders, Prothero's figure was substantially less than the estimated cost of $97,954 for the project. Call us for all types of Earth Moving... ROAD BUILDING · EXCAVATING · GRADING We Culverts Bridges Other 1956 Projects..! Donated one day of work landscaping site for the new St. Mary's schooL All the landscaping, road work and curb and gutter at Happy Hollow addition for Brano Pierce, DIAL 3-6666 ED PROTHERO BEACON ROAD PROTHERO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY WE SELL Sand Gravel at our new plant located H miles southeast of Eddyville .lN.EWSPA.PERr NE WSP.APE.Rr

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