Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 70
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Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 70

Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 30, 1957
Page 70
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* fi Wed.. Jan. 30, 1957 OSMALOOSA DAILY HttALD PeNa Telephone System Soon To Include Otiey FELLA (Special) --Pella was one of the communities in the general area to have scored the outstanding achievement of conversion to dial telephones during the past year. As a climax to the many months cf preparation--installing the automatic switching equipment, re- bui'omg the rural lines and installing dial phones in the subscribers' homes--, tne cat over to the dial system was made at noon, Aug. 6, 1956. The Fowler Telephone Co., organized in 1899, had already achieved two earlier steps m the general conversion to dial phones in the area, having furnished the towns of Leighton and Pcoria with dial systems. Now the Fella area's dial telephone system is being expanded ( still further with the inclusion of i the OUey exchange. The work of installing the automatic switching ' equipment is now m progress at Otiey, and hopes are that the cut- over will be made early next summer. ' By the tame the Otiey exchange has become a part of the Fowler, Telephone Co., the entire system · will have a total of approximate- j ly 2500 subscribers, all of whom I can talk to each other without toll charge. ' The area represented Is popu-, lated predominantly by people of| Dutch descent. Thus, their com-' mon telephone system, it is felt,! further binds them together asj an integrated community of com- j mon interests. j Heading the company is W. H. I Fowler, 84, who as owner and; president since the company's founding 57 years ago, has wit-j TRIUMPHANT MOMENT came for W. H. Fowler, 83, head of the Fowler Telephone Co. for the 57 years of its existence, when he dialed m telephone call to one of his 2400 subscribers immediately following the cutover to the dial system at noon last Aug. 6. Looking on, from left, are H. L Lane, installation foreman; H. J. Hopkins, company manager, and three officials of the Kellogg Switchboard £ Supply Co., the firm which installed the dial equipment. (Herald Photo) nessed with pleasure the entire advancement of telephone communication from the earliest "hand- crank boxes" to the modern-day instruments. old on barn was Sept 25, Two New Barns Bnilt In Fremont Vicinity (By Mrs. MUlard Blancnard) FREMONT (Special) -- Two new barns were constructed in the Fremont vicinity during the past year. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Use have erected a barn, 28 by 48 feet with 14-foot sheds on two sides, making the overall dimensions 42 by 62 feet, at their farm northwest of Fremont. Their destroyed by fire 1954. ! The new barn has room for- seven milk cows, a feed room with two overhead grain bins, and a calf pen. In the center of the barn! the haymow extends to the ground j floor for convenience. j A 62x64 barn has been completed at the Mac Lee farm north! east of Fremont. Mr. Lee died ' shortly after completing the stnic- ' ture last fall. ' The barn has a cement floor and · grain bin, a room for i-H. calves, four stanchions, and an enclosure for sheltering 70 head of cattle. One-half of the barn is used for storing hay. -- » AID TO SCHOOLS KNOXVXLLK (Special)--Marion county schools received $134,940 84 in general state aid during tie 1955-56 term, or 93.385 per cent of the total claims of $146,64075. The county's schools also received $87,111.22 in supplemental aid and $25,547.84 in transportation aid. Dairy Plant b New Industry In Sigourncy SIGOURNCT (Special) -- Kg- ourney'a newest industry, lowa/a Dairyland Product!, Inc., baa enjoyed a flourishing business since it began operation* last May 1C, according: to Norman Richmann, owner and manager. This new industry is located in * newly-constructed brick building, 70 by 70 feet in dimensions, in the north part of Sigourney. It receives whole milk from approximately 200 f anna in the Keo- jtuk-Mahaaka county area and processes it into butter, cheese and other products. All of the indus-j try's manufactured output goes to' eastern markets. Five persona are employed in the plant, making a total staff of six with the manager included. The milk is brought to the plant by sue contract carriers who maintain established routes. Work Progessfag On Church's Educational Edifice At Knoxville i (By Mis. Ira Roorda) KNOXVILLE, (Special) -- An $80,000 religious educational build- mg is being constructed next to the First Christian church in i Knoxville, at the corner of Roche and Main streets. The building, two stories and a basement, is 80 by 33 feet, with a steel framework and walls of ce-; meat blocks. Rev. A. T. Browning, pastor, said he is hoping that the building will be completed in time to hold the dedication services in March. 1 Indirect lighting win be used. SIGOURNEY gained fhis new industry, the year of 1956. Construction of *fce building Iowa's Dairyland Products. Inc., during the begun last March. (Herald ·hotpl The building will have offices and] can be divided into 12 rooms by the use of folding doors. There] will also be a chapel, which can" also be converted into a lounge. Contractors are Milo Woods and Son of Newton, while Wetherall and Harrison of Des Moines are the architects. block south of Main street and near the business district. It is a 26 by 32-foot house with an L on the front, « by 12 feet. It has four rooms, bath, full basement, and a garage extending to the east. The walls are of drywall construction. Mr. Coble is employed at the Morrell plant in Ottumwa. Methodist Church At Cedar Gains Addition CEDAR (Special)--The facilities of the Cedar Methodist church; ·_ · · · *» were expanded during the past! BflQltT CII dCeRfe year with the construction of an i _ T- ,,_ addition onto the south side of the 11|| KltOXVllle building. It consists of a 12xl4-foot Sunday school classroom on the main floor and a 14x18 basement room., homes *** £ * * - ,, , _ The interior of the addition was mte nl * ta Knoxvilles story completed a short time ago. Pastor of the church is Rev. Stanley Woeste. » New Homes Again (By Mrs. Iva Roorda)) KNOXVILLE, (Special) -- New 'are two- or three-bedroom hon ;The Galvins also have done · remodeling in older bouse*. ting them in* better condition. The apartment building, struction of which started Hat year from the Assembly aC Pad church building;, baa been fM*fea4 I during the paat year and ia ·**·*- cupied. C. L. Hansen of the TTtnaia Cam- struction Co. reports 12 new bOOM* completed and two other* tm ft* early stages of building -- «M Knoxville and one In Cobles Have New Home In Fremont FREMONT (Special) -- Mr. and Progress for the past year. Cecil R. Galvin of the Galvin Realty and Insurance reports they have built two new homes, one that was sold to M. Onstank of 110 South Henry street and the other to C. H. Martin of 206 South Park Lane. Mrs. Lavern Coble and daughter! The firm has four new homes of Agency moved during the lat-1 under construction in South Park ter part of May into their new j lane at present, all of which range home they built in Fremont, one j in price from $10,000 to (17,000 and G a r l a n d Ely, Charles Martin and Otis WUcvtt have new homes in the GhoiaoB addition in Knoxville. Two homes in the preen** at completion are in Fair 'addition and belong to Rickerd and Bob Qirigley. LOGS SHIPPED OVt \ WHAT CHEER, (Special) -'Five carloads of large log* were ; shipped out of What Cheer on the Northwestern railroad Jan. 13, 1 making a total of 33 carload* ! shipped out of this community 'since last August. The logs cut from the nver bottom Sigoumey and Oskaloosa. THIS STREET-WIDENING project on the west side of the courthouse square was begun late in 1956, following the completion of a similar project on the east side of the square. (Herald Photo] KESWICK gained this new office building as a mark of progress during the year of 1956. The 24x32 Hadite-block building serves as the office of the Farmers Lumber Co. Edgar Axmear is the manager. (Herald Photo) S*J ! DEEP RIVER'S chief note of progress for 1956 is t'nis newly- built five-room bungalow, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Icenbice. (Heraid Photo) REBUILDING a three-mile stretch of power line south of Delta was in process this winter. Necessitated by the constantly increasing demand for electricity, the new line is three-phase and carries 13,200 volts. It serves Rose Hill, Hedriek, Fremont end Martinsburg, and also ties in with a line from Ottumwa. (Herald Photo J. BOOSTING OSKALOOSA PROGRESS FOR 12 YEARS Activities Benefit Children ALL-AMERICA CITY GOOD TODAY CD ....BETTER TOMORROW "GOOD Today, BETTER Tomorrow" Pictured here are some of the civic activities that we worked on last year. We hope you agree that the results were well worth the effort. We had a lot of fun working on these community projects, and learned a lot as well. Since we are not a profit-making group, we spent every dime of the $7,000 we earned last year. And we spent it to help our local youth and community progress toward a "BETTER Tomorrow." ACTIVITIES IN 1956 BOY, LOOK AT SANTA CHRISTMAS PARTY You are invited to become a Jaycee . . . A cordial invitation is extended to all young men who wish to become members. We meet at the Eagles lodge on Wednesday noon and you are more than welcome to visit us at any tune. If you can't attend noon meetings, we have many evening- activities that may interest you. Our goal for this year is at least one member from every local business or firm. Dues are only S7 50, the same as last year. We think a Jaycee membership is a fine investment m time and money for any young man. And most bosses realize that it's a good idea to have their young men take an active parr in community affairs. H. HALLOWEEN PARTY I. INVITATION TO JOIN , JONES WINS STATE VICE-PRES. OUTSTANDING O. YOUNG FARMER VOICE OF Se SCRAP PAPER DRIVES T. TOWN COUNTRY DINNER vvsiwi* \sr i V. DEMOCRACY ' NEWSPAPER! ,'SP4PERf

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