Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 84
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January 30, 1957

Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 84

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* 70 Wed., Jan. 30, If §7 OSKALOOSA DAILY HOULft -- ^ ^ _ 0 Local City Administration Has Outstanding Record of that amount to bonded UMM. At the beginning corrected tft tte time streets are marked. Sanitary s e w e r distribution ·an*'new Ugh ·AotA. |ttelp«t*a «· «Kjr Commercial alley reconstruction pecUlly the street is a constant problem, as is park- another asphalt-mattinf The first jear of the adnunia- year, from north Eleventh street tration of Mayor Charles G. to the Spring Creek outfall sew Biowa has teen characterized by ef It wag f mance d tjorough $15. a methodical ^ elopment of pub- Q£ ^ obb Uon lie works, marked by tne comple- ° · tion of projects hanging fire for bonds. a number of \ears and coordina- Following th.s initial action, a tion of all city serv-ces m a single 1337-foot latera! was also m- prograir stalled in that area and under Records for 19jS a'e outstand- wntten by special assessment a* ing in res^e^t to t«" thoroughness a cost to piopert% owners of ap wiih w i-cn the ne s n a or and his proxiniatei $6,200 councs.mer nae sought to bring Fuither samtarj facilities wei uo to d-** ail m m.c'pal actions also autr*oi.zed by the decis.cn t under a staniaid p./-icy in coop- install the Ninth avenue east sar. era'.oa w th *he zwng commis- tary sewer, fof w " c h the co s.or tract was let n he !ast month t ONE OF TILE oroolcrau inheri '56 for $16853 Finaictd DV ger ted irwn t"e p»-ev ou» admimstra- era! obligation boitis, the 3697 tion was that" of the north Elev- foot project will D'ovide sanit entii b-re. t sew tr project Tnrough Uon faculties for approx ir-a'e! co"certni a c 11 o n a mam line 320 acres on tee edit, edge 01 Os san.tai'. s»vi»r was installed last kaloosa. Such additional facilities not elude south D. aouth I, mouth u, and another $70,000 issued, which work could improve the area ia the vicinity of Penn College, where expansion of the residential section i* expected because of the in* and it is predicted that the would be beneficial city will acquire at least one new parking area this year. Normal replacement can be an* All these problems--and more--face the present ·dmtafe* tratioa as it goes into 190(1. jjso help the ovcr . aU only improve service for Oska- soutn Eighth, north Third, north closed the year with a $182,000 oosa's fringe «irea residents, but Fourth, north Tent*, 'and south total--still substantially ^^^ C streets. Avenues mre east S«v- ^JJJL^^ oae-nfta percen enth. west Third, Trueblood, west Both the Oskaloosa Chamber of K ana vest B. Commerce and the Junior Cham- OSKALOOSA'S DOWNTOWN ber highly commended the mayor rdustij to locate neie Jt'ST AS DIPOKT4VT 'o "e-half blocks. Uncer tl'e re ·. ^% ^ e ng sutn work, the d. ·T aectioa was as 5 *^^^: :· owners, and Ihe m ^ ·id seal-coating *. ^\ e' al bor-d ssue Streets on wn-.h f« n A as slanec a:, \ e ···- -~ ; THE ADDITION OF FOUR UNITS TO the Claradon Motel on highway 92 at the west city limits of Oskaloosa brought the nurr-ber of uni*s to an even dozen. The 20 by 81 foot addition, pictured above, also included the living quarters fust back of the office. Two separate units, located in the building to the elfare and growth of »r° - T . f s'-reets weren't neglected either, and council for taking such ac\as the stieet wor- .r^*'-* c d At a cost of $55,000 approximate- tion on the sewer and street proj- ist vear Blocked o\ t=i"" - - h 40 blocks were re-surfaced with ects, claiming that the latter es- e^ m 1935 con'r_ r "s c. s f r sn asonalt matting seal-coat which pecially has "given our town the 956 for $93 144 85 wo- i " " ' J ? ' e - lne streets a smooth finish. NEW LOOK--all of which ties in id guttei woik co\erng 2j a-d This project was financed by with Community Attitude and the street construction bonds payable (promotion) campaign being car- ·rcrn general taxes. ned out in the city." Spending of such monies for EXPANSION* OF several Oska- ·-- *hese niucn-needed projects was j^gg industrial firms was alio b^ei on a thorough review of tne made possible through the coop".- otys bonded indebtedness. Oska- eration of the Zoning commission loosa has an assessed propertv ^^ council. -- eialuation of roughly $16.000000, changes in zoning from resi- authonty to carr' up to fne genual to industrial; condemning ~~ and ordering of vacating of property; and closing of alleys enabled both Iowa Valve company and Continental Manufacturing to expand. j Safety of Oskaloosa's pedestrians, as well as its motorists, re- ce!'-"e£ attention. Several new · through" streets were designated. Parking was restricted on a number of narrow streets; and additional "stop'' signs were installed. Sanitation was improved by better garbage and fly control, and the decision to enforce iegulafon of no parking of vehicles in the downtown area from 2 to 6 a~m. so that the streets cou'd be kept cleaner, of ~the~ addition, were also completely remodeled. The to- EQUIPMENT A.ND supp'v-wise Don Sherburne, is now about 190 feet. The Claradon was first opened in December. 1953. (Herald Photo) been in use since World War IL Added to the maintainance machines was a new power mower. The police department was furnished a 1956 Plymouth squad car; and 80 used parking meters were purchased. Oskaloosa's new 1956 ci*" ~d- ministraticn, tmrifr M-yor Charles G Brown, started the jear with the following councilmen- George Gibbons, D. W. Barr, C. L Walling, Rex M. Johnston, A. Van Hulzen. Dale Pace and Robert Watson. Upon the death of Councilman Gibbons in August, Chailes C. Whitaker was named councilman for first ward. WHAT'S AHE4D FOR 1957 . . . and the years to come? Street-wise there are very few- pending petitions for improvement- Old existing euros need to be repaired. Oskaloosa's sidewalk situation should come in for some south side. Awarding of the contract for the building to a local attention. firm was done at the last council meeting of the year in 1955. Many citizens have expressed (Herald Photo) A CITY MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE shed was erected for Oskaloosa on south D street last spring. Costing over $6.000 measures 60 by 90 feet in size and is a pole type building. It has a large sliding door on both ends and three doors on the ^^ _____^^ FOODS ARE BIG BUSINESS , the XJ.S Census terms "Miscella- are not elsewhere classified This coffee, popcorn, etc.--saw a 93 per \boat 12 per cent of total food neous Food Preparation." Within smaller grouping -- made up of cent increase in alue of shipments j House number signs are not business is accounted for by what · this group is the section: Foods ready-mix desserts, potaco cmps, in 1954, states Food Engineering, consistent, and could be system- hope that a standardized street- marker system will soon be underwritten, which would cost in the neighborhood, of $6.000. Connie Shop Changing Name; Adding Men's And Children's Shoes W'th the addition of men's and ch-iurens saoes to tne stock at the Connie Shop, 101 High avenue ea*t. the r.arae of the store will be cr.aiged to * Family Shoes " Clifr Dodson. owner, reoorts that tn» derrard for footwear for tre entire fanulv has prompted tie exoarsion The store will continue *o carrj the Connie and Jacqueline '.res in women s shoes; and acid \\ eatnerbird for children, and Forture snoes for men The Corn.e shop opened in Marcn of 1954 and Cliff Dodson bcu:rnt it last September. For the 12 pievioas xears Dodson had opera-ea a d^partn'ent store at Leon a"d Coij.don Larry Gordy will co n urue m the position of manager of the store Our Biggest Year une SHOES FOR MEN 1. NEW LINE OF SHOES 2. NEW SIGN IRECTED 3. NEW NAMES s now rsve s 7 es a-a K r*s 'o *-eTM -- ·»-- o« w ., To czd *o 4 ~ * a* 1 a-* v- **ss o -e e- -e c-~^:e cs - » 1 :p la - -- e oi OJT FAM1L SHOE 101 High Ave. E. Phone 3-6715 Dr. HustinQ Wl Begin Optometric Pracrke Next Week There b In Dr. Harold Hosting Dr. Haiold R Husting will take over the optonietnc piactice of Dr. Alfred A. Haimann next week. He will establish his office on the ground floor of the Lavermore building. Dr. Husting has been practicing optornetry and visuil training in Grmnell for the past few years under the name of Ferold Suecht- ing. Spelling and pronconTM:::*"*" difficulties ha\e lead to his application for change of name. He is a natne Ottuimvan and holds degrees ;~r. tT«. Los Angeles college of optorietry, Springfield college. Springfield, ifass, and Ne.v Yoik University The latter is a masters degree in education. Husting is a former company eommarder m the Navy and at present is a memoer of the state board of the American Cancer Society. He has served as county campaign cfiariran of the cancer society for the past seven years. Mrs. Husting is a native of Chicago. The couple has no children. VISUAL SCIENCE Like the medical field, optometry had * humble beginning. Today it Is considered * science so important in our lives that it Is worthy of university study. Ohio State. Indiana and California are among 12 offering doctors degrees in visual science after a 5 year course. They eye is to the brain what the mouth is to the stomach. Vision is largely a study of. brain function. Our daily seeing tasks and children's learning are dependent upon not only clear sight, but understanding what we see. These brain channels of understanding can b* altered with proper lenses and re-education of seeing patterns. Thus more women are becoming doctors of optometry in the interests of children's problems. If sick eyes are discovered we co-operate with the medical practitioners. Fortunately the latter insisted that we incorporate studies not only in anatomy but diseases of the eye for public protection. GOOD Today. BETTER Tomorrow Why Not Make One of Our Projects An Improvement in Appearance of Our Post Office. Harold Husting, Optometrist Street Level Livermor* BMg. FboM 3-7275 IN PAINTING AND DECORATING FOR A BETTER OSKALOOSA 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE HOME AND COMMERCIAL WORK Some of our 1956 projects ... ·Presbyterian Church Wing *Hera!d Co. Exterior ·R. S. Howard Home ·Ralph Krager Home ·YMCA Locker Rooms ·Chas. Schoiz Bldg. LET US GIVE YOU AN ESTIMATE ... WATSON 110 SOUTH H DIAL 3-7771

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