Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 73
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January 30, 1957

Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 73

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To Hold Open House At Form Building BZGOURNEY (Special) -- The Keokuk County Farm Bureau board of directors is scheduled to ·Met on Feb. 6, at which time the date of the open house for the aew building will be set, it ha* been announced. It is hoped the open house can be held by the middle of February. Hie office staff moved out of the old Farm Bureau quarters in downtown Sigourney into the newly-constructed office building, located across Highway 149 from the Keokuk county hospital, last Dec. 15. Finishing work in the basement rooms has been continuing throughout the past month, with the Farm Bureau women furnishing most of the kitchen equipment. Construction of the 32x60 building began last July 28, with Conner Bros, of Sigoumey ax the general contractors. Cost of the building was set at $34,799. The steel frame and brick structure has four private offices facing Highway 149. At the rear of the ground floor are two storerooms, one board meeting room and two rest rooms. Downstairs is a 32x40 meeting room, and adjacent to it is a 20- foot-square kitchen. Other facilities in the basement include two rest rooms and a heating plant. Members of the office staff are pang De Vries, fieldman; Miss " Phyllis K e r r, fieldman's secretary; H. O. Miller, insurance agency manager; Eugene Langford, KEOKUK COUNTY FAftil BUREAU'S new , office building, located next fo the Farm Service Co. building and across th* highway from the Keokuk county hospital in south has been occupied for only about · (Herald Photo) » Bellamy Phone Company Converts To Dial Exchange I (By IVA ROORDA) i their telephone bills speak of the ' KNOXVILLE, (Special) -- "How ! Pleasure they have in using the are subscriber* reacting to the dial n «* system." Molly Burns of De* vice-president. Earle D. Bellamy, father of th* present owners, was the owner of The Bellamy Knoxvflt* were one, with the late J. *. of the ers rf KnoxvUle Electllc Co. waa reorganised m £ollowing tjae ^^^ # j. g. _ _ ,, _ . . ^ , The Bellamy Telephone Co.«s co-version to dtol at a cert of half a million dollars was on- doubtedly *****'* most progressive venture of the past vemr - , 'Bellamy, with Mrs. J. S. Bellamy The two-story t-jjl^uis was re- 'a, president, her son Herbert aa modeled at the same time the vice-president, and Earle D. Bel- XOT * of converting to dial tele- jamy, another son, secretary and -nones was taking place. It is now ; treasurer. a modem building, with some of. On Jan. 1, 1926, the electric in- of terests of the Marion County Elec- .system?" is the most often asked question directed to the Bellamy Telephone Co. officials and personnel since the conversion to dial telephones took place last tall. And the answer given with a cheerful smile is, "People are finding the dial system pleasant to use and are quite well satisfied in the main. "Of course at first there were a few complaints and a feu troubles to straighten out, but ·** of ^ Cesl , s ^ U m , many customers coming in to pav 3em S finished. trie company were sold to the Iowa EARLE G. BELLAMY is presi-i Power and Light company of De* special insurance agent; and Miss dent and general manager, and his j Rosemary Weber, insurance office brother, James Bellamy, is secre-« assistant. i tary and treasurer. A sister, Mrs. 1 division manager in Bellamy re- ft* the manager of the tel- company, which was re- and named the Bellamy company. ODtOX, « longtime em- «« the company, i* wire AncU Maddy i* office man' Mrs. Cora Mick i* caah- Kina Carmack i* chief *nd Mrs. Florence Rirnc* chief operator. 1400 lines can now be by the new equipment, capacities for MOO The Benamy Telephone office al- Melcher as the operator- I *iU serve PleasantviUe aad Lflwllia in the same manner they convert to dial phones I the current year and in i eobversion work was started ben the rural lines began _ metalhciied. The Strom- berf-CailBon dial system was in- ·tattcd by an eight-man crew from th* company of that name in New York. Direct lines have been in- *taH*d between Knoxvile and Os- kaktoaa (or long-distance. CVT-OVEB to the dial sya- pbone Co. from it* li*flBiHin. who did the bookkeeping, worted «t toe switchboard, and called at the bu* inea* house* coUecting Mlto for the company. The telephone *y»t«m of her time was a tar cry frooa the modem, up-to-date structure and dial system of net. fOSXALOOSA DAILY HBULD W*A. KM. M, IMF If « Mr*. Cheer i* Johnaon of What ·enrinf as Mcretary to the superintendent, awl Mr*. Ethel Manary, alao of What Cheer, a* Whot Cheer Has Big Achievement Record For 1956 (By Mrs. Bemiece McDonald) At the beginning of the school year Tri-County schools had an enrollment of 721, with a total of 1ST high school students and a total of 534 in the elementary grade*. K. J. Bannum is superintendent Of the Tn-County district WU- ttam CadweU has charge of the instrumental music in the four lia* of ···** · · · · · ^ · l » ·! -^··'ifcT'V f Ef (HU^ looking back over the past ·chools, Mrs. Leland Coulon Of 1956 one marv»l* at t» «·! mn«4n i_^t_.»»^_ :_ *». vo- - , _ --- ,,,,,, wuiUM ,, vu year of 1S56 one marvels at the leal music instructor in the four progress achieved in the What , schools. Mrs. Claude Miller teach- Cheer community-- m the building lea home economics at What Che*.r and remodeling of homes and busi- i and Thornburg, Mn. Vida Oswei- ness firms, churcnes, reorganixa- ! ler teaches commercial subjects at Uon of the school ssiem, and the' What Cheer, and Claude Miller ' teaches manual training in What Cheer and Thornburg. THE WHAT all-important election which took 1 place Nov. 15 and which approved a franchise for natural gas. The *=«, nuA * uoiun vote was 392 »n favor and 14 op-(Products Co., which is PO**d^ Cheer's predominant indus^j ^^^ THE WHAT CHEER high school · which employs the majority of \ which came into the newly re- J What Cheer's population, is con-1 organized district at the begin-' strutting a new kiln, with a ca- * CLAY What 9. m. hardware ttrm, ness firm in What Cheer, MM atructed a new ttxM foot with a red brick Croat to the front a* tt«e adjoining building, and with glass window and door. THE METHODIST ehunk htal its dedication service hut May · for the newly-remodeled the material of which tributed by Mrs. DeBa Greenville, Mis*, in m-iaory of her sister, the late Mr*. Jaaae* Crane of What Cheer. The work was done by Rev. Wilmer M. Doughty, pastor of the ehurea. Also last year, the What Cheat Baptist church was completely remodeled on both the exterior ana* the interior. A MEW MOBILE service eta» Cheer's predominant industry and tion ' toe***** » the center of What Cheer's business district, was constructed last fall by De* Moin« ·*· ^······' i M u*0fc**vit ai LIU? PtfiCin* " *********** "ft ·* **c"» "-'iTTji nziu A tiV" »vn/* *_ aw · · MB fKfwm C^^VZAl^Rfli ning of the 1956-57 school year and P*etty of from 85 to 90 tons of, b v Adam Walten of Sigoanwy. rtramf bnnan. .. C-..,»v TM»_ /-, , Ml« i JJj. £]}(} Mr*. Kali TUUdeV h*V*j completely remodeled their hone in a most picturesque deatgn. including a new double garage. It is located in the north part of What Cheer. A new home ha* been eonatrue- ted in the west part of What Cheer. This picturesque, modem home, owned by A. T. Staton ; William Riff el, What Cheer tractors, was constructed early last falL --, *«» vuo* mjm- -- South TVi-rVtun^y j tile. ,,_ __, made at 11 p. m. Satur- j Wgh, has progressed in the field j ** will replace a smaller one, to day. Nor. S, 1836. Mrs. Boyd Mor-' of education. ' make possible a greater produc- gan, supervisor of operators, was' Th« Tri-County school system,' Won output. Work was begun the la*t person to handle' local · which includes Gsbson, Thornburg. Oct. 15, and the tain was sched- caD* before the cutover. Mayor ] What Cheer and Keswick, has one uled to be ready for use by the Adolph Larson was the first per-1 board of education. Its members Ruddle of January. wn to place a long-distance can,are M. L. Soults of Thornburg, THE FAVORABLE GAS fraa- through the new system. Around'president; Dale Edmurdson of.chise election gives the Iowa MOO telephones in the Knoxville j Keswick, Eugene Merch of near Southern Utilities Co. a franchise, exchange were converted to dial, j Deep River, Norman Reed of What' or right, to erect, maintain and Some of Khoxvllle's pioneer citi-. Cheer, and Wilmer Walsh of Gib- operate a natural gas distribution -- recall Miss Amanda Elliott, | son, i system in What Cheer. The oipe- GISSON'S civic pride in Its sprightly ap- with the repainting of the front of McKay ance received a lift during the past year Williams' garage. (Herald Photo) pearance 47 Years of CHRISTIAN EDUCATION INTERDENOMINATIONAL ·· COEDUCATIONAL ·· INTERNATIONAL CEI Schedules Special £E / B^. Luncheon For Friday 4ffe«f at Chicago Evangelistic Institute celebrating its fifth anniversary a special luncheon at 12 noon Nov. 9. . The luncheon win be held conjunction with the semi-annual onal board meeting, m the dining haU'lj a on the University Park campus, d v de »art- £ *· C * Iis 6an Edn ' ta " ** ind professional men from Oskaloosa. ( Letter invitations have been mailed, but President H. K. of Chicago Evangelistic Institute FOUR YEAR BIBLE COLLEGE 54 years of Progress--helping to make Oskaloosa "GOOD Today, BETTER Tomorrow." "Oskdoosa's Oldest - and Finest" FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES THE FIGHTING FRATERNITY 115 FIRST AVE. WEST OSKALOOSA LODGE NO* 276 MAL i-9092 Eagles Provide Youth Center for Third Year From 150 to 200 "young adult*" attend tb* weekly parties for teenage joath lield from 8 *» 11:30 p.m. at the beautiful Eagles basement grffl room. For 25 cents, young people from Oskaloosa and many other towns in this area enjoy an evening of sociability, music and soft drinks. Again last year, graduating seniors of Oskaloosa high school held their all-night party, banquet and prom at the Eagles lodge. Eagles' youth committee has also presented each high school in the county scrolls of the Ten Commandments. The Eagles have one of Iowa's most beautiful lodge homes. Complete Facilities are Available for Any Occasion. Let the Eagles Auxiliary arrange your Banquet or Party . . . The banquet service OT P the Lady Eagles hat won a reputation for excellence that brought increased activity last year. Excellent food, prompt service and the finest facilities account for the growing popularity. FOR INFORMATION - DIAL 3-4665 MRS. FRED BREUKLANDER You are invited to become a member of this loyal fraternity* DUES ARE LOW... Dnes in the Eagles are only SI 6 a year, blttetton fee is $5.00. Minimum membership ·fe is 21 yews. Out of town twmbersMp* are welcomed. In addition to the advantage* of our fine lodge honv and the benefits of an active, year-round social an* entertainment program, members ret.« Insurance Benefits . . . $500 Funeral lenefits, if yo« ar« under age 55 wfc«* gram, memoers rev^"' · · » We invite your Inquiry about our Programs for Social Security, Youth, Child Welfare, Employment Stability, and Humanitarian Legislation Trustees Auxiliary Officers Officers W. J. Sannders, Pres, James Courtney, Past Pres. Floyd Adler, Vice Pres. Herman Ferneao, Chaplain Tommy AH good, Secy. Harry Coleman, Treas. Walter Cover, Conductor Harold Sellars, Inside Guard Fay FarreD, Outside Guard Vf.C. Lawrence ItcMullen Ralph MeCordy James Ceni tmmj Tommy Mrs. Fred Brealdander, Pres. Mrs. Mary Hale, Vice Pres. Mrs. Claire Davtson, Past Pres. Mrs. George Young, Secy. Mn. Bath Beadle, Treas. Mn. Wm. Hamflton, Chaplain M.r» Grace Harper, Conductress Mrs. Helen McMullen, Inside Gd. Mrs. Margaret Holden, Outside Gd. Mrs. Bertha Stewart, Trustee Mrs. Sarah Hart, Trustee Mr*. Helen AUgood, Trustee 1EWSP4PERS

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