Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 63
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Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 63

Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 30, 1957
Page 63
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SSM*. V DAILY VOL 70 NO. 128 107 YEARS Of NEWSPAPER SERVICE OSKALOOSA. IOWA-WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30. 1957 FOUNDED JULY 2, 1850 n::::; % .*·**·** ******* · »·»*»*» **· « ·***** »*«{ ***** ***** ******* »*»*· -···· ·***·»*» **** *»·****» 4M»* " ····· Ervlh Roorda) . . . Also modern communication, as found at Knoxville. (Helen Sutherland PhotoT" education, as embodied in Central 20* ANN!) Expansion at ISlFs power plant near Eddyville means added comforts of life in cities and on farms. (Herald Photo) · . . And industrial growth such as at What Cheer Clay Products Co. helps build a sound economy. (Herald Photo) Area Shows Changes for Better Living Upon looking- again to see what has happened by way of progress in the Herald Circulation area in a single year's time, one cannot help being- impressed with the impetuous, dynamic nature of our civilization. ^ The years pass by like the ticks of a clock, and during each 12-month span we see significant changes occurring in Oskaloosa's surrounding communities -- changes for the better in our very way of living, to the extent that it will never again be the same as before. The steady pouring of smoke from the three stacks of the Iowa Southern Utilities Co.,'s generating plant at Eddyville, pictured above, is a reminder of the ?2 million dollar expansion project underway there, made necessary by the average American's constant reaching for -- and acquiring -- a higher standard of living. WE ARE constantly harnessing electricity in more and more ways, and are demanding greater and greater quantities of this versatile form of power. More and more television sets, deep freezes, air conditioners, radio-controlled garage doors and no telling what next in adding to home comforts, combined with the constant musrooming of new industries and their insatiable hunger for electric power. -- that's one form of progress very evident throughout the Herald's circulation area. This same progress-minded section of a's populace is also striding forward at a steady pace toward the modernized dial- type telephone communication. Right on the heels of New Sharer.'^. Peoria's and Lynnville's conversions to dial phones in 1955, Pella. Sully, Leighton and Knoxville achieved this big change in 1056, and Montezuma joined her modernized neighbors just this month. The change, it appears, is inevitable for every last community in the entire area. THE IMPORTANCE of good education also is becoming more and more stamped upon the minds of our populace, and the results of this trend can be seen progressively year by year. Although the road toward school district reorganization, the goal of which is the acquirement of better education for the money spent, has its rou.gh spots, practical- iv every community 171 thi? area was touched in ?·"·"!e manner and degree by this form of Some of the ?urrour;«:n^ coniniunuies scor-jd considerable achievement in this respect during- the past year, v.-hile others are bi'iing their time, or movinjr caunously. yet -.veil a-.vare of the inexorable march of reformation in our educational system. Higher education, too. i? increasingly becoming adapted in our mir.'^s as a necessity rather than a luxury--as evidenced by tne current physical expansions of two colleges in the immediate area, Penn and Central. As a result of ever-growing enrollments, Central at Pella has just completed a 3200.000 library addition and has started work on a S375.000 dormitory and dining hall expansion project. OF ALL the ways in which people find to lead happier, more useful and more enriched lives, we note most of those wayt were adopted in good measure around the area during- the year just completed. The many new homes built constitute or.e vital source of increased happiness. la NEIGHBORS . . (Continued on Page 50) INDUSTRIAL EXPANSION i NEWSPAPER

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