Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 76
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Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 76

Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 30, 1957
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* 42 Wed., Jan. 30, 1957 OSKALOOSA DAILY HfftALD Number Of Personnel Changes In Local Employment Offke T h e biggest change taking place in the Oskaloosa office of the Iowa State Employment Serv- f ice during 1955 was the change in personnel Robert L Liley, placement and itinerant interviewer, was transferred to Fort Madison and pror.crec: to manager of that office on May 1 Carl Mtlnemey, claims -nter- vie\ er transie'Trecl to the aaniui- i^trat \ - o'fice in June as a cia'Ris oep-'v. Jo 1 !-"! Straile began \\o'-«. w n the office as a place- nent mieniener on June 16, 1956, anc: Paul L McDonough and John Garner botn started woiX on June 29, 19G6 llr McDo^ough xs farm placement and itinerant mteropw- er \\aile llr. Gamer is claims in- On Sept 16 1956, Leonard E Shaw, who had been manager of the office since Jar 15, 1947, was promoted to state field supervisor and is nm\ working out of the Des office. Win F Kiotz, former manager of the Decorah office, was transferred to OsXaloosa as manager of the local oifice on Oct. 1. 1956. Caroldene Purdy stenographer and statistician, left on No\. 15. 1906, and moved to Albia Nancy Lee Sears began work on Dec. 1,' 1956, as stenographer and statistician, ' After all the changes during the 9 year the present staff is: Bette J- Dilley, counselor and test technician; Paul L. McDonough, farm placement and intinerant interviewer; John Garner, claims interviewer, Nancy Lee Sears, stenographer and statistician; and W m F Klotz, manager In audition to serving OsltcUoosa on a full tuns oasis tae office continues to give service to Manoa and Keokuk counties on a bi-weekly sthedule Mr McDoaough makes regular tnrs to Sigoumey and Knoxville to take applications for work and claims for the unemployment compensation and Veterans unemployment insurance. ADDITIONAL service was provided when McDorough started as farm placement interviewer. His primary responsibility is placing of farm workers on farm jobs Mr McDonough spends a g~»* deal of bis time in contacting farmers on the.r farm in an effort to familiarize them with the services of the office ard to assist them in solving their labor needs Jan. 1, 1957, marked the end of the first year in which employers in industrial or commercial establishments having four or more persons on their payroll for 15 weeks were liable for payment of tax for unemployment compensation. This change in law greatly increased the number of employers covered by unemployment compensation and was therefore a direct factor in the increase of claims for unemployment compensation this winter. Since the earliest date a clamant could draw benefits under tne revision was July 1, 1956 we have had only six months experience w.th the program whicn is not enough to determine the extent of additional coverage The jobs for youth program which was started in 1955 under the sponsorship of the junior chamber of commerce was continued during 1956 The Jaycees and employment office personnel again spent considerable time in contacting employers in an effort to solicit summer jobs for the youth of the community. THE JOB counseling and testing program remains an important part of the service Mrs Dilley is at present working oa the school ta the for tun program which to · program of .because of tht weather conditions i testing and counseling senior stu-1 during the year which caused a dents who will enter the labor market for the first time wbea they graduate in June and are undecided about their future work. '· The 35 businessmen m the area The tests given indicate their .who represent the employment interest** ana aptitudes and dur-j service by acting as volunter farm ing the counseling interview Mrs. j representatives accounted for M7 Dilley advises them for what they more farm placements. These are best suited and what jobs will representatives, working in close make best use of these interests J co-operation with the employment and aptitudes. The testing and service, serve without pay. By counseling program is not limitedj having a good knowledge of farm to high school students, but is j labor situations in their respective available for any applicant who) communities they are able to find has need for special consideration workers on short notice when it in job choice or adjustment. 'would not be possible for the of- Perions who usually have need 9 flee to do so and thus they save for this service are the youth en- the farmer and the office much tenng the labor market as was.tune «»"i travel. mentioned before, returning serv-1 A total of 1110 non-agricultural ice men who wish to change occu-ljobs was filled during the year. pations, and persons who must i Ninety-three of these jobs were change occupations because of' professional and clerical, 99 skilled some type of handicap. and semi-skilled, 907 unskilled, WITH THE ADDITION of a full time farm placement inter- 241 service, and 160 were for day work and casual labor. viewer to the staff emphasis was During the fiscal year ending placed on farm employment dur- j June 30. 1956 a total of 1092 rag 1956. A total of 484 farm ^ claims for unemployment compen- jcbs was filled by the local office ^ satton was filled. These people and although this is less than the, claimed 380 weeks of benefit* s total for 1955, it is considered good i which amounted to $113,618-60. I Christine Suiter, I mother present. 86, the oldest' provements represents 35 per cent 5 of the entire road use tax fund, OFCTCEKS OF the auxiliary, or- apportionments being made on the Transportoti ·Wfll (CoBttne* «) «* -- » Eagles 1 Teen-Age Dances Increasing In Popularity te T ° X *** *" ^n^ V" 011 -'J£ ^re^v^^oLTp^'I inSae^ ^cenTtf £±r?\« mile, and grading of « mile.; im^r^f/roTecfTL sjon^r- ^UefSls " dent: *"' Ge °^ Y °TM s ' ««-!«** 15 ** cent *» ***·« « betwe* Bewick and Web-i «hm nf TV-JnaL dances Now fro- ***oois , tar ^, JIrs _ ^^ 5^^ treasur- market roads and eight per cent snip of Teenage oances. *ow go- APPROXTMATELY forty local - ^ Mrs ^,^3, Hamilton, chap-! for city street improvements. The delegates and visitors attended the lain, Mrs Grace Harper, con-! primary and farm - to - market j lovra Eagles convention m Des ductress: and trustees, Mrs Inez' funds are administered through' loosa and for US63 east of Oska- MAP SHOWS 1957 highway projects in line, grading and bridging of highways 146 and tha Oskaloosa area, including widening of 92 225, 163 and US63 by passes at Oskaloosa, and east to Keokuk county line, US63 six miles in widening of highways 85 through Montazuma. Wapello county south from Mahaska county (Herald Photo) ^ event, during and Wednesday night day night months -the than 3 week. By mid-January, in fact, the attendance had risen to 240. Under a self-governing system of con- instituted by Bum of the Eagles youth guidance committee, any high ldent . school or college student is wel- -er -- \^ drawin" Moules ' dun a Jun e, where Vern Mateer, Mrs. Sarah Hart and Mrs. the Iowa Highway commission loosa are included in the 1957 pro- TM.'no- DcoDlp each Wvmore was re-elected state trus- Helen Allgood. 'with allotments for street im- gram for grading and paving, a *^ - tee and Mrs George Young chos-, Auxiliary members contribute provements made directly to city. distance of two miles in aH. High' en state outside guard for the many hours per month to service i administrations. I *** * through Montezuma is to -'auxiliary | m the Eagles kitchen, from which j Ttie ^^ use tax is just what i be widened. Officers of the local aer.e, which is regularly served the Jaycce ^ name jmphes and comes from! "SBE OSKALOOSA chamber of S "th" now numbers 95 ° members, are: luncheons and the Shriners; and a variety of sources which include, commerce roads committee can vouth i w - J - Saunde rs, worthy president: | other civic groups. There are 218, g^goime tax, use tax on new ve- j claim a share of credit for the Courtney, past worthy pres-' members m the auxiliary this j uc j es registration fees and in- j continuing highway improvements | Floyd Adler, worthy vice-' year. ter-state motor carrier compensa-! in this vicinity as the result of a president; Herman Ferneau, wor- j · bon tax Wlt3l a small portion j number of yean of activity in the Harold Coleman,, UakaeL* ^pTAtlflfirV coming from sales tax on used! interests of a speed up of Iowa's I HMNUHd JWV1IUOIJ road matenals sold throughout the,highway modernization program. various counties. j Chairman T. J. Bray is also a di- Records show that within the rector of the Iowa State Good last decade, Mahaska county road' Roads association and was Over, worthy conductor; Harold Sellars, inside guard; Fay Farrell, outside guard; Ralph McCurdy, trustee. ! tax allocations have aggregated' ential in securing adoption of a Easrles hall as their own private on dance night, although ^-ay, trustee. · - - ... are welcomed at open r J ' ffntn Knan I lea lav om tjjjjg to jjjjjg ' HIGHLIGHT OF THE year for MUlll nOOU U5C lOA OSKALOOS VS LODGE marked the Ea S les Auxiliary was the only j iahaska county's share of the' more than two million dollars and single road, plan for Iowa after its 54th anmversarv Nov 11 with official Y1Slt m Iowa * thelr ^"ligoe state road use tax, ear-'have increased many fold in that some years of confusion caused 350 attending the dinner'and aft- t!Onal P resident ' ilra - Virginia marked for secondary road im- period of time with more and j by vaned highway proposals. ernoon program Arthur S. Enr-' Tt * rIliT of FoweU, Wyo. j proV ements, aggregated 5316,-' more vehicles going into opera- j -j^ Oskaloosa chamber of com- · On Apr! 11, more than 400 mem- 545 45 and represents the largest i bon and legislators stepping up j merce committee HM interested it' annual allotment ever received! the fees on all tax sources. igelf in county road development xnann of Milwaukee, Wis., editor! of the national Eagles' magazine, was the guest speaker. of the Eagles auxiliary the aerie attended a dinner honor- here. Throughout the year the Eagles m £ Sfr3 - Turner, with auxiliaries! Treasurer W. E Holmes said participate in community projects. · represented from Des Moines, Ot- this amount exceeds the previous _ , . T, ^ __^ a. mgb appoltlonmcn t O f $298,422.12 During the summer they sponsored, Kenny VanderLinden two weeks at, Hawkeye Boys' State; and at| Christmastime entertained 500 kiddies at their annual Christmas party. tumwa, Davenport, and Tama as Again in 1956 the aniual Moth- Monthly apportionments to this and has proposed that county in 1956 include: January ; supervisors start action locating to $10,511.13; February $11,493.12; March $16,950.97; April $29,received in 1955 and the increase · 459.81; May $34^91^7; June $57,reflects the trend almost since 483.61; July $33,934.70; August er's~Day program vja held, with! the first distributions were made. : $21,591.96; September $24^90.77; Mrs Glair Davison i°med lodge Allotments among the 99 Iowa! October $18,92228; N o v e m b e r mother of the year; and Mrs. ' counties for secondary road im- [ $24,931.87; December $32,583.95. * 25 Years In The Same Location here Must Be A Reason! Yes. there mu^t be a reason for we are starting our 25th year in the same location. Our business, we believe, was built on service. In all these years we have offered to the motorist of Mahaska County Standard Red Crown and White Crown gasolines. Atlas tires. Quaker State and Standard oils and mary accessories to make your driving easier and more comfortable. Xext T.n e . . . glaa i oa dia. us a try" ... we know you'll be You expect more from MAYEK'S (In'AHDARD) and get it! ^9^^ Mayer's Standard Service Corner of A Ave. E. No. 2nd Street the replacement of the antiquated highway bridges across the Des Moines river in this county. Mohoskans Paid Another Record Tax Bill In '56 It should come as no surprise to Mahaska county property owners that they paid another all- time record high tax bill in 1956 with collections in the office of Treasurer W. E. 'Holmes soaring to 92,272,44045. This total surpasses the previous top receipts of $2,166,159.73 in 1955 and reflects a continuing annual upsurge in county taxation to meet growing cost of various county, town and school operations. Holmes said the 1956 collections not only include payments made on the established levy but also involves taxes derived from omitted moneys and credits uncovered during the year in a State Tax commission drive, moneys and credits on estates closed during the year and penalties paid on current tax obligations. THERE WAS a total of 524,030.65 which came into the coffers as unlevied taxes including S13,- 368.42 picked up through the Tax Commission research, §4,843.78 in penalties. Last year, however, marked the first time in which' 915.92; August $58.455.47; Septem- the State Tax Commission went her $776,510.89; October $65^»8.- out after omitted moneys and 53; November $48,002.71; Decem- credits. her $10,257.47. Not figuring these unlevied j Following are comparative moneys and credits items and pen- * monthly receipts in 1955: January 'allies, M?*"»sfcan« last year ac- $69,811.49; February $158,988.15; tually paid $2,248.409.80 or 98.85' March $915,238.73; April $47,344.- percent of the $2,274,516.65 levied 67; May $17,209.53; June $18,963.- for collection. 39; July $21,578.12; August *58»- In 1955 collections on the cur- 902.41; September $760,317.18; Oc- rent year's obligations of $2,178,- tober $52,991.65; November 690.22 amounted to 52,158,872.10. 081.90; December $13,73451. That represented 99.09 percent of * the levied amount. Help for taxpayers again came last year in the form of state CONVENTION ORGANIST Any mention of Oskaloosa ac- in 1956 must checks to offset homestead, mm-1 J^CQgmtaon of the fact that Bin tary and agricultural land tax McMains ^ Oskaloosa again waa credits. As usual the homestead official orgams t for both the na- check was the big one and amoun- tiorial republican and democratic ted to $226,039.17 with military conventions the former at San exemption help aggregating $14,- prancis^ a 951.77 and land credit amounting 0 Bm , g to $82,65203. In addition to the 1956 regular tax income another $33,983.13 was received in delinquent payments ^__ ,,..,._., ^. ,^^_ as compared to $45,303.74 received and mcident " ^ d B m . a o bservat on overdue obligations in 1955. ^^ of tne reactions to hi* | FOLLOWING WERE monthly musical interludes are interesting receipts in 1956 (includes unlev- and humorous. , ied moneys and credits and pen- » alties): January $91,408.57; Feb- An estimated 10,600 persons ruary $149,068.28; March $967,- perished- in fires in the United 240.22; April $48,528.94; May $19,- States during 1956. This was 875 j 198.70; June $14,554,75; July $23,- , fewer than in 1955. the latter at Chl- the ^52 conventions were such as to h , m ^ gecona appointments, repertuire nmst include spe- numDCrs {oe every occasion KEITHSBU relation to OSKALOOSA M * · OO/WO PLACES I WJCACO f PIOtIA KEITHSBUR6, ILL v n. touts · ·FASTEST rail-barge servic* ·ON MAIN LINE* of M. ST. L. 3 hours by rail to Oskaloosa · MODERN transfer facilities ·ALL BULK commodities can be moved ·CO-ORDINATED rail-barge service southbound The MINNEAPOLIS ST LOUIS RAILWAY Co. MINNEAPOLIS 4, MINNESOTA

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