Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 69
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January 30, 1957

Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 69

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Albia Shows Outstanding Industrial^TM 7 And Civic Growth During Past Year Reformed Church Continues Growth (By Adrtoeae Moaer) ALBIA, (Special)) -- Induetrial and civic expanaion la Albia baa outstanding within It montha. The year 1JM saw the establiab- meat of the town's largest industry, the Motoney-Weatem Corp.; a new 1100,000 building went into construction for the Hy-Vee store; March 1 for the FELLA. (Special)--Aa a part ef Monroe county .bean seed to dealers over Iowa,! PeU *' s ^«oiagly continuoue boapital addition to be built by ! Missouri and Illinois. Processing!^ «* new church edifice* thai _ " _ _ · i " ; _,:_.«_!_. .-.i_«..__i_ t__.^u* _* .4-t_._e m^wt Delia Vedova Broa. of Albia,\ is now starting on several vane- · f ties of seed oats. awarded the contract on a bid of $1*3,100. Admimatrator Charles B. Ken-;which started with a capacity of drick in his annual report this 8,000 bushels, has recent additions month described the auccesaful fi-1 of a mill annex and storage tank ,its completion during the year of j TW r n n n F nFVATOK ! 1956 was the Trinity Reform**) 5?_^?.. 0 !L? -^!?°^ church at 500 Franklin street. IU! nancial operation of the hospital j which increased the capacity to! during the past year. Old debts 30,000 bushels. Additional storage; ] The cost of thi* church build-j '*· including the preparation at I a new $90,000 municipal swimming! have been liquidated and patient; was constructed during 1956 on one; tne grounds, came to approximate- j pool was opened in June; a 1*0,000 j income ia steadily increasing. Cost of the Goode farms where the firm I l v 5161.000. The building, of i deep well waa added to the muai-i ef the hoapital addition will be met is now storing 150,000 bushels of \ modified contempory architecture, j cipal waterworks facilities; and! by the sale of bonds as authorized govemment-o\\-ned grain. Total features a sanctuary with seating i the waterworks facilities; and the]in a special election held last Jan- storage capacity has"reached 200,- capacity of 400, a balcony and; Monroe county hospital completed plans for an addition which will uary. Albia high School last November: 000 bushels choir loft that will hold another · __. _ , _ _ _ 150 Dersons a narthex. or Ofi* \ The elevator has been equipped · ^^ ^^ ^v***, m, *** UMM, M ^^ I more than triple its present 14-bed!purchased an additional 10 acres ^th machines of the latest type osed entrance - *** is separated] capacity. Agricultural development j of land adjoining its property on and has the longest and largest i*"" 11 the sanctuary by plate glass also flourished in Monroe county B avenue east. "Che land is being truck scales in this area with a?*5 d t ^ us can ^f "^f* 1 ?*_* TM*^ and many school improvement* were accomplished. TOE manufacturing plant . WBSTEKN waa estab- liahed here last March through the Albia Industrial Development corporation, organized In 1*50. By July the new factory was shipping a daily output of 400 aluminum all* weather doom, and had a payroll approaching 100 persons. Last an*"TM" the company completed plans for three new items to be manufactured at the Albia plant. John Lalli, general manager here, said this week that tooling has been completed for making a sliding door; samples are being shown over the nation and material ia on hand for production in the near future. Tooling ia also in pcogreaa for aluminum windows. The payroll, now about IS persons, ia expected to increase by 80 per cent by March 1, Lalli said. Production has also increased on the original all-weather door. Robert Stevenson, manager of the Hy-Vee store, said the new building will be ready for occupancy by spring Construction waa begun last September for the modem supermarket on Washington avenue one block west of the . ,,,,._ _,, _ ,, -- ^ _ . _ developed for an athletic field and capacity of 100 000 pounds 45 feet' ers cry-room", Sunday school ' ' ---- M*-».-- .»=-= -- *.-« -~« «n recreation area. long and 10 feet wide. Biding improv«nentwas made, Goode maiHiains a fl « t of in all Albia schools last summer and extensive renovation · trucks, increasing each season the i moving of grain and feed to and- . rooms, kitchen, dining hall, and all i other facilities for complete church activities. planned for the Lincoln junior high from f arms6and " __ The church congregation. Whose ",~in addi--P 33 * 0 * ** Rev - William C. DeJonf, ' tton to a portable corn shelter ser- has Increased its membership from OSKALOOSA BAM.Y HBUU» W«d.. Jan. 30, ltS7 M * The school this year. w £ SL/^'Sr ^i^r^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^p^ *?!-?*£* to J b *.^ ota ?*?? i elevator provideTcomplete serv- year. It was organized oa Oct. 22, 1953. assstf sa-jsss!~^.-sr rss-a; £TM'£HHEi£, "S^«^«««j£i2:^s^l^"^"-2ff-! _.x.»_xt . ^u.n.J ....mtvo. «* nnnri. S~3W.Uiiea W1UJ D*S ISJler Ul IDS . , ..L-..-^. ^ . ,, j, ., !;_ DEDICATION SERVICE for the new church crowd was Rev. R. J. Redeker. at that time pas- : markin g * Dragoon building of the Trinity Reformed church of Pella tor of f'ne Third Reformed church. Rev. William \ *****· Dedication was held Sunday morning. April 29. 1956. The C. De Jong is pastor of the new church. quest pastor pictured addressing the capacity Thia waa a gist from the chapters of the DAR. Mrs. Gebhardt had spent auaost all of her life in Knoxville aad waa the daughter of a pioneer physician in Knoxville, the late Dr. M. R. Cornell. i The Civic Pride campaign com- jmittee has placed two welcoming : signs to Knoxville -- one a half imile east of the city on Highway i92 and the other one mile west of · the city limits on Highway 92 and 00. The signs bear the words, i "Welcome to Knoxville, Birth-place of the Iowa Flag," accompanied by a picture of the Iowa .hag in color and a picture of a stalk of corn. THE KXOXVTULE Lodge No. 90 Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 'observed its 100th birthday anni- , versary in November, with 200 ·persons present for the program in the lodge hall. · A marker was placed along | Highway 14 north of Knoxville, | near the Blain school, by the iMary Marion chaoier of DAR, Trail in that exercises are planned for this spring. The Marion County Historical society observed its nrst birthday ' anniversary, and re-elected C. B. vide more water During a serious drouth period last j summer many farmers found it; -~* own brand name, manager ia Bill Sullivan."' ^ IOXBOE COUNTS" farm about $6^81 ImprOVC.!!^ square, which will provide a large necessary to sell their stock for; 011 ^ 6 m $es north of Albia also; lack of water Late summer rains. '· P^uced a state 4-H champion in j however, improved conditions be-' 1956 - Sh « » Florence Berry,] fore the fall harvest. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer The Goode Seed * Feed Co. in : Berr 5% who wa s Iowa's better- Albia typifies the soundness of the ] groomed 4-H girl for the year. community agriculture. Founded Bettis *** Ci:ass completed a about * years ago by John H. new §50,000 filling station for a No- Goode its total sales are now over 1 vember opening. It was built by a million dollars annually. i DeUa Vedova Bros, on the site of Its retaa outlet is in the Farm ^^ former station, one block west Block while the mill and elevator i of ^e square on Benton avenue are located on the main line of the j wi j h n « interruption in the business i menL Ed Burington railroad. Up Town Of Deep River (By Mrs. George Wolfe) DEEP RIVER, (Special)--Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Icenbice have built a modern five-room bungalow during the past year. It haa two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and bath, with full base- o id the work. A new filter and Cheer has been '. six .been added to the town's water tor tne | system at a cost of ?2 ,SQO. S* 001 " 1 ! A new kitchen has been added ment to be installed. It la finished in decorator colors which will be m feature in the finishing of the building. CON8IKlCnON wffl b e g i n corn supplies here. It also provides a seed cleaning plant for farmers to process thresher-run seed, and from this plant goes a large volume of soy- new porcelain-finish building. * ~ "~ COOQ today . BETTER tomorrow --* OSKALOOSA j schedules. A major amount of seed and! Charles Bettis has had 27 years free parking space. feed supplied to farmers and feed! Fifteen units of equipment tor i tn Q. ^ ·wide radius is handled' the new store have arrived, Stev-| ^^ . fe conjpany whicn intro-i enson said, of the all-new equip- SonTof thJS hybrid aeedi-- purchased for erection of the j t(j ---},£££ Q ^^"^ . ._,, Uew oorcelam-fin.sh bmldine. ^ ^^ flut ^ J orm ^ ^ as a kitchen has beea made into rest rooms. New floors were laid last year. Ef THJB Deep River school a 0.J . new partition has been built in the hall for Sic protection. A new wall, door and stack ovens in the lunch room add to its convenience. The school building has been equipped throughout with new modern desks and classroom chairs. On the playground new swings ihave been added. The basketball court his been hard-surfaced, and new baskets were put up. An. improvement also was made on the Jan. 3. About 35 persons were elude the band shell and steam | present, including some from tunnel being constructed at Vet-1 Montezuma. erans hospital, the bandshell to'. · 'cost an estimated $10,000 and the! NEW TEACHER AT PELLA tunnel $25,000; also resurfacing of I PELLA, (Special)--M;S= Carol concrete drives on the hospital! Mertz of Glenco, Mo., has been grounds, with about S15.0CQ to be I hired by the Pella board ot ejuca- spent on the surfacing eachj tion as vocational nornemnking rnonth. | teacher for the second semester. A rainmaker's group was organ-; The vacancy was created by the ized with 75 members and with resignation of Mrs. Dale Seebach, the official name, Marion County i the former Carol Peiper and form- Weather Improvement association, j er home economist for Po-.veshiek Its president is Tom Young. county. AX AWARD was presented to * Knoxville in July for citv traffic' NEW SHAROX CAFE OPENS safety performance. Knoxville was! NEW SHARON,(Special) -- A in the top 30 percent of the na-l large crowd attended the grand lion's cities in her population! opening of Jeanne's cafe, held bracket. ! Jan. 15 at its new location in the A memorial gateway to Grace-1 Bartlett building on South Main. \ anA cemetery was provided, with The cafe is equipped v.-ith ten D r F _ M Roberts contributing a tables and with 14 seats at the check to the city councU for 5950 counter. ^ i toward the project in memory of- jhis wife, the late Ellen Roberts. ' | Judy Kelley was the winnei of jthe Civic Bureau slogan contest. 'Her slogan for the the city, now i officially adopted, was "Knoxville : --Birthplace ot tin, Io\va Flag." i Mary Marion chapter, Daugh(By Mr*. Iva Boorda) jters of tae American Revolution,! A wide variety of business im- l presented an Iowa flag to the peo- provements, civic events andjP 1 * ° { Marion county in honor of achievements of various or?aniza-1 ^e flag's designer, the late Mnf. ttons were combined in the pic-! Dt »e Cornell Gebhardt. ture of Knoxville's progress for| THE FLAGPOLE for this flag ·ganization. Knoxville Sees Wide Variety Of Progress Signs 1956. Swas donated by C. S. Thomas. ALMA'S MAJOR expansion project on the industrial front for 1956 came when the Moloney-Western Corp., manufacturers of aluminum all-weather doors, moved into their permanent quarters in northwest Albia. (Herald Photo) i ; Softball field with the installation j ! of new lights. This waa done by j j the American Legion. i j LATE IN the fall the Methodist i church was repainted, also the j parsonage garage. Two of the j Sunday school room floors were j sanded and rennished, and the tables and chairs in the tots' department have been brightened with fresh paint. A Lions club was organized re- On the business front, the Hunter i Marion county superintendent of Oil Co., station, located at the i schools, and was dedicated in a corner of Roche and Marion I ceremony on the courthouse lawn ; streets, with Koy Better as general j on last Flag Day, June 14. i manager, was built; and a. new! A portrait of Mrs. Gebhardt was MOTORISTS approaching Knoxville either from the east or the west are greeted by a welcoming sign such M the on* a* pictured above--a newly undertaken project indicating tit* community's strong civic pride. (Photo by Helen Sutherland) Friendly, helpful service and a yard full of the best quality lumber and materials. That, in a few words, sums up Denbiirgers. need to drive oat of your way for building supplies. Whatever you need we hove. Stop her* time. No -- Bert ft a«r^ Lumber · Siding - Roofing · Cement - Fencing - Hardware F. B. 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