Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 77
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January 30, 1957

Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 77

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nittaa. Raaariaa w«ra-furnished by them for wakaa; and a mataljr buUetia pnbUahad. KAU.Y m December rational initiation of candidataa from Oa- Coffee Shop's Miden Private Dining boa Can Now Seat 120 OSKALOOSA DAILY HERALD Wed.. Jan. 30, I9f7 ity direct*. of th« local auch initiatk* ateoe lodge waa organized im Oakalooaa AS PART OF the overall improvement of Highway 163 from the Polk county line to Oskaloosa and US63 from Oskaloosa to the Wapello county line during 1956, this scene shows the laying of an entirely new concrete road along Bnice Hanna. Jr.. John Mooteh.; jtorage and the relocated stretch of tfce highway In w«st Herbert Sauter and Joe »·«-*- ---Black Oak township, between Pella and Oska- Sr. loosa. (Photo by Ervin Roerda) Mahaska Motorists Spend Over Two Million On New Cars, Trucks i I Jxr the first time in manv i jyaars Oskaloosa has a modern, I I private commercial dining room' *"* f that - will accommodate group- i reservations numbering up to 120.1 Managed by Mr. and Mrs. Vf.i G. Bandage, the Coffee Shop at! Downing Hotel has an up-to- ' attractive aew dining or room which can seat 60 peo- · It is a 20 by 2S foot space 1 which former: had been used for ··pens ccio the club room. There is a large folding door I separating tee two rooms, which Serving as chairmen of the i whan opened provides a singie- variou* committees are Kenneth j area dining roc-m for 120. Current officers of the ar* Frank Wilder, grand knight; John Paden. deputy grand knight: Rev. D. Cahalan. chaplain; C. V. Sullivan. Charles Bray. Roy O. 'Ellis. Harry Suiter. Bob Jones, trucks; Jiahasfca county motorists inves-j variance due to an increase in-$2»,»10.50; ($5,738.21) ted-more than two million dollars unit price in the intervening time-! July -- 87 cars; 14 on new motor vehicles in 1956 yet The cash outlay in 1950 totaled:$278,747.50; ($5,574.95) that represents some million less $3,092,705.00, second only to 1955. j Augus t _ yj cars; 17 trucka; than was laid out for the new; In 1948, the last previous y 63 *'$277.066.50; ($5,541.33) Shaffer, general; Harry Suiter, Jr., council activity; Darryl Denney. fraternal activity; Dick Wilkie, Catholic activity; Marion .Davy, membership insurance; Ed jO'Conner, youth activity; Charles Longer, publicity. and Last year's volume, Ughtest in ; for 635 autos and 224 trucks with | ,, ' October -- 61 cars; s irucjis. j nriftway Maitet fa ·· arranged into u-shape order tor banquets or dinners, or -eft individually for card parties will add attraction to tr.e roon:. The chairs are also in keepir.e with the color scheme--black, with this county since 148, reflects the sales tax then amounting to $37,-j "f 10 ^ ~ "^*f? : * ttucjls: i nwnwiBWW" ·· vw wjlite touchcs :n , he ^.^ sea:s atate-wide" trend. There was a 951.02. j $177.513.50; ($3,550.27) Extensive interior remodeling \ AJI new china and silver are in tightening of the purse string as Following are number of cars.j November -- 77 cars; 8 trucks;;was completed last year at the y^ drouth conditions plagued many; trucks, purchase cost and sales tax $218.238.50; ($4.3*4.77) j Thriftway market at 224 First; f^ ^te book for the two pri- - - - - - - - - December -- 80 cars; 15 trucks; avenue east. jvate dining rooms U already $272,743.00; ($5,454.86) BW tile flooring, in reo. green white has been installed, as well as new trim and woodwork. : Walla and ceilir.g are a soft white. ''· with fluorescer.; light ;ix:ures re- 1 cinsert into the ceiling Individual, four-capacity black THIS VIEW OF THE DOWNING Coffee formica top tabl«. which can be Shop at I 14 south First street is from the old dining room looking towards the new one- Work on the new dining area. 20 by 28 feet in size, included remodeling and redecorating. Together, the two fining rooms will seat about 120 customers and are used for luncheon clubs, wedding receptions, parties, etc. (Herald Photo) farmers and even those motorists:per month (tax in parenthesis): with cash reserves were in no hur- i itoc ry to trade in the old car. as they January -- Cars 47; trucks ·; took a longer look at the economic. $148,701.50; ($2,974.02) trend. j February -- 40 cars; 10 trucks; Many motorists, had purchased;$150,237.00; ($3,004.74) new ones in 1955, a year in which; March -- 59 cars; 10 trucks; j manufacturer's assembly lines: $187,810.00; (13,756.20) hummed and dealers did their big- '· April -- 49 cars; 12 trucks, $177,- gest business on record, the 1955; 549.00; ($3,550.98) models would do for another year] May -- 62 cars; » trucks; $167,- Knights rf Columbus Dedicate Kew Lodge Hall During 1956 Opening of a new lodge hall by avenue east. All of the walls have been repainted and the interior is decorated in pink, blue and yellow. Almost all of the food display i counters have been rearranged in · order to increase space devoted- j to certain departments and to im-j ! prove the display arrangements, j 1 The frozen foods section hasj j booked well into 1P57 n i* m now | ^ demand for club and civic fairs, family dinners, wedding r ceptions and other group events not only for Oskaloosans but for the entire of southwest Iowa. Future plans include the addition of--a piano in the club room, and the changing of fixtures in that room to match those in the new dining room. In addition to the private dining rooms, the coffee shop's front rooni with stools and booths can seat 35. as does the regular public dining ioom. A section of the basement is now being used for storage. ^^_ BANK DIRECTORS, OFFICERS MONTEZUMA. (Special) Directors elected at the recent an nual meeting of the Peoples Savings bank at Montezuma were J. R. Hutchinscr.. M. L. Arendt, R. I* A-.c-i-.. E. W. MeX;-!!, J. J. Boatman. L- L. Arenut, Ed Vail and John Allison. At the board meeting which followed, J. R. Hutch- ·nson w?.s elected president; M. L. A: snd:. viej-p-esidc-nt; R. L. Arendr. cishier; Eve'yn Duinink, as-'stant cashier; and Hazel Saunders. bookkeeper. Oskaloosa Knights of Columbus|been greatly increased with sever-; of nrer W. E. Holmes disclose that*$145,225.50; ($2,904.51) motorists in this county last yearj July -- 60 cars; 9 trucks; $194.- actually invested $2,159,019.00 at;902.50; ($3,898.05) the dealer's level and on top of j August -- 62 cars; 9 trucks; that spent $43,180.38 in two percent;$207,577.50; ($4,151.55) state sales tax, plus registration September -- 45 cars; 4 trucka; fees before they could move the!$160,802.50; ($3,216.05) machines onto streets and hightj October -- 32 cars; 4 trucks; ?new ways. i $140,849.50; ($3,816.99) ' ) accomplishment during 'first full year of organization here. The clubrooms, over the Jami- j the store, was son building at First avenue eaatj wes t wall, and south First street, were for- added. The fresh fruits and vegetables department, which formerly was located on the east aide of placed along the That represents a lot of money! November -- 56 cars; 11 trucks; 10 trucks; o mally dedicated on Aug. 15. A C. sign was erected over the entrance on south First street light side. In 1955 there was $3,- $271,104.50; ($5,422.09) 29^513.50 invested with dealers ini 1** in November, and cooking facilities and a television added. ACTIVITIES FOR 1956 inclu- i ded the sponsoring of a corporate j communion and breakfast; pub- The meat department which also was located in the eastern portion of the store is now located along the back and a nine foot counter has been added. All new shelving has been to- stalled along with a new merchandise counter. Most of the remodeling work was | addition to $65,910.27 in sales taxi January -- 69 cars; 17 trucks;!lishing o^a_«Hgious series in^the | done in the later I»rtj* ^t 0 ^! and business in every month fell j $243,168.00; ($4,863.36) . - . - - - . - - ---- -- -- ^ *- -*-- -- ~- ahort of the corresponding 1956! February -- 90 cars; · trucks; month. I $266,368.50; ($5,327.37) The 1956 new vehicle investment! March -- 105 cars; t trucks; Involved 621 automobiles and 106! $317,794.50; ($6,355.89) trucks as compared to 1,054 cars and 148 trucks in 1955. Although 1955 was the biggest money volume year, the largest number of unite were sold in 1950 with the April -- 128 cars; 11 trucks; $384,759.00; ($7,695.18) May -- 94 cars; 16 trucks; $297,738.50; ($5,954.77) -- 87 cars; 15 trucks; local newspaper; donation of a! according to store manager Er- crucifix to the council; and organ- i nest Dilley. TLriftway also plans ! ization of a credit union. j to install air conditioning later this : Social events included ladies' night, the Halloween party, and a party for youth attending- religious instructions, as well as a hay ride for young people. The Knights of Columbus also organized a blood donors' group, year. A new parking lot back of the store was secured through a lease arrangement with Mrs. Byron Ver Moeg. The lot was graded and paved and is a valuable addition to the store facilities. 29 Years In The FARM IMPLEMENT BUSINESS IMTfRNATONAL HARVESTER For Progressive Farmers Using International Harvester Farm Equipment and Repairs IH Trucks and Service IH Parts Now On Display Our New 1957 Farmall Tractors Oskaloosa Implement Company TOUT IftTCfNGtlOMH HQrYffST JOE lEWSPAPEIlf PHONE 2-2453 113 NORTH I ST. MART 75 Years oi Service... The Oskaloosa Bus and Transfer Co. had tt» beginning 75 years ago when W. A. McNeil! formed an "Omnibus and Livery Lint" on Jan. I. 1882. It was the first livery company of record to serve the city. The O. B. T. was organized in 1921 as successor to the old firm. ^Thomas L. Sinneti purchased an interest in the company from Frank W. Cowan In 1940, after being associated with the business several years. For the past 17 years the business has been conducted by Mr. Sinnett. During that time it has been the aim of the O. B. T. to provide the finest service possible for a city that is "GOOD Today. BETTER Tomorrow." is our Specially... We never like to saa rnyone move out of Oskaloosa, but when you must move ·. · Dial 2-2141 FREE ESTIMATES . . . on moving household goods inter-state! We are Transfer Center and Headquarters for -General Expressways, Inc. Hawkeye Motor Western Transportation Co. Arledge Motor Freight Also - Contractors for M. St. L. Railroad DIAL 2-2141 F O R . . . Freight Delivery and Pick-Up Service tr Depend On Us · We Depend On You' O. B. T. Oskaloosa Bus and Transfer Company THOMAS L. SINNETT, Manager lEWSPAPERl

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