Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 88
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Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 88

Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 30, 1957
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* t Fri- JM. 29, OiKALOOIA DAH.Y HtftALt Work on Red Rock dam to begin soon Ik ^·k^ fe __^ h l^^_ b _^^^L_ B| ·v ^sf^irWKslD^s^is^isHsHY A ^^ MF ^B* W ^BP^^^^^^P^^P^^VOT V V Project to tack* formation tf Iowa's larfest My of water Actual construction on a $75,100,000 flood control and development project m Marion county, one on which the first thinking-. discussion, planning and study goes back to 1931, is scheduled to begin this spring. to tie irto the long earthern seg-1 flood, ments making up the main part ALSO to be created is a flood of the dam. ' control pool, or area, that would be completely inundated only at tunes of rare flooding of the ex- southwest earthen wing of the dam will be built first, then the concrete center section, then' tent experienced in 1947. It is 32 the northeast earthen wing. The; miles lung, extending from the river channel is to be relocated dam site all the way upstream to around the center portion during! D«s Moines, with maximum height its construction. ' of 780 feet above sea level and state and couaty 15,000,06* oa remodeling ai 1950. New of old 000,000, industrial excess of |7M,OM, mnA rensodetiag es* ·erring the sentod some improvemeata and puhHc woifc* «MM*». Fourteen conduits, each 9 by 5 with a maximum coverage of 65,feet, through the base of the con-j 500 acres, erete center section will handle The ^ m w being built primari- bndges well THE NEW dustnal picture the normal flow of the nver; and ' j y f or the purpose of flood con- the unusual reco ch 41 feet ' " Acre Ma the Pro- It is the federally-financed Red ' five tainter gates, each 41 feet ' t "ro!, as protection to the Des ductive Acres Manufacturing Co. Rock dam. 6,260 feet in length, to! wide and 45 feet high, will be used , Mo:nes nver valley from the dam moved here from site to the Mississippi river. the proposed forma- be built across the Des Koines j to control excess volume of water. river at the Howell site, located! Construction of the dam is ex-j However about four miles southwest of Pel- S pected to take six years, barring j Uon of ^ la, i a cut-off or reduction of appro- t j above ^ 3^ ^ i^ked up-', THE MAXIMUM height of the j priations as they are needed. ; on as a side benefit of wide sig- i dam is to be 110 feet above the) ACCORDING to present plans. ^1^^ lo M anon and surround- river bed, or 797 feet above sea a the dam across the nver will ^ coupes It is beheved that in leveL The height of the concrete i eventually form a conservation, ^^^ vears y^ ^y become a pool of approximately 6,300 acres leading" recreational spot in the in size, or larger than any body state wth ^^ fishmg an d spillway crest will be 736 feet above sea level, or 61 feet below tha top of the dam. The width at the top of the dam will be 30 feet --or 44 feet if it is decided to build a public road across its top. Then will be a concrete center section 241 feet long, and two concrete wings, each 171 feet long. of water now existing in the state j ncarb y camping for thousands of of laws. It will be seven miles long. IVx miles across at its widest point, and will be maintained at 720 feet above sea level, except on rare occasion when it must be lowered ahead of an oncoming people in prospect. IX ADDITION* to previous appropriations made by Congress for study purposes on the project. Congress last fall passed a public Keota m 1M». A brand new plant began making new steel truck bodies aad in three months had made such progress that a Bight shin had to be added. When tha Keota factory was closed and eoneoli with the Oskatoosa pleat, per- sonnell reached Tt Iowa Valve Co. ef Clow ft Soas, toe, of Chfeafo be in a position to buUd- of Don't Fuss . . . CALL US!! Wall Keep You In Hot Water WATER HEATERS We Soft, Service Install All Typas of Water Heaters H.S. WARWICK Plumbing an* Heating 407 Ind AY* W«rt OR 3-5S34 double production af valves when the three ings the mate phttkt equipped and put into operation. works bill over the President's i The additions are being _buflt oa veto, including $975,000 for ini-1 land purchased from tial construction and $110,175 for I l«»d railroad. Hie improvement final planning on the Red Rock! wUl H»«*B additional pay cheeks flood control project. i 'or Oskal Now recommended in President Eisenhower's' budget for the fiscal year beginning next July 1 is another S3.600.000 for further construction work on the Red Rock project- It is expected this will come up for Congressional action late this spring. Some of the work to be constructed by the U. S. Army District Engineers at Rock Island, HI., that leads up to actual construction of the dam has been outlined by army engineers as follows: "COXTEVFATIOX of planning and negotiation of relocation agreements involving relocations Continental Manufacturing Co., early In 1959 occupied the new two story addition built back of the main plant, oa south Market street, and is now stepping up production of dress and leisure trousers and jackets. A new branch plant was opened at Ottumwa during the year. The past year saw expansion of the new Mthssfcs Industries, Inc., plant to include the entire Geeriings building, just west of south Seventh street Clay Products Oft. has paring for capacity output of the new ivory matt face brick OB a year around basis. Meal Maou- of highways, railroads, utilities i factunng Co. business ia growing as the result of a new nationwide sales program. Other existing plants were moving ahead hi business and production. OSKAOOSA'S new S1.MQ.OM public school construction program was completed te ttM and the new senior high school waa and similar facilities; acquisition of lands necessary for the reservoir, including lands necessary for construction of the dam itself; construction of an access road to the dam site; construction of a field office and related utilities at the dam site; and awarding of a continuing contract for construction of the first stage of the dam site late in the spnng of 1960." The proj'ect received the "Red Rock" label because of a shift m the proposed site of the dam during the many years of study. First authorized in 1938 at the Howell location, the proposed dam site was shifted 12.7 miles upstream to a point near the Red Rock community in 1944, then was moved back to the present location in 1947 after engineers had a chance to study the effects of the 1944 and the 1947 floods. occupied hi the fan, the new junior high school occupied the tary schools found breathing room when seventh aad eighth graders were Shifted ta junior high. William Penn college BMVed forward, with increased enrollment, substantial gains te permanent endowment. BB expeBasd curriculum, campua improvements, establishment af the new Griffith fine arts .building, and definite steps were takes to secure North Central assodatii A. mtmr day dawneoTVhea Chi- EvangeUstic institute of TJMventty Park became Veanard MW Christian educa- ttoB objectives were set for the gains wet* te the fall OOMMEBCIAL improvements _attef 1§9» centered around atari ef complete remodeling of the tare story Iowa Truet * Sav- teev BaBk %»piMi»g; modernization aad enlargement of the Ward ·tare; remodeling of Neiawangf era cafe and providing a mex- floor; doubling the SUM of the Western Auto store; enlarging aad installation of new fixtures at the United Pood Market. Improvements at McGregor's furniture store, opening of the new Firm Fleet Store and Bud Lathrops new pastry shop, estab- bshment of a new Gift House stamp trading center, and many other projects. Bethel Christian R e f o r m e d church moved into a new $140,000 edifice, First Christian Reformed ehurca win occupy a new $200,000 building early in I960, First Christian church spent $100,000 te remodeling and enlarging the Gospel Tabernacle is n a $36,000 edition, of God spent $25,000 oa an addition, St. James Episcopal church remodeled the parish house. Bethel Baptist church completed its new church. THE HOMES section lists 61 new residenta built or started in IMA. with activity in widely scattered sections. Penn college's College Heights addition was opened, with one home built, another to start soon, and six lots already sold. "The building trade ia malting special efforts to meet the demand of new factory employees for homes. Prospects are for a record home construction year te 1060. Wfcox-Sarland has new second floor; other impfoveineflts Wilcox-Gariaed Furniture has completely refimhed their second floor during 1959. Along with the' refteishing of the floor, a new, maple gallery was added to in- rease the choice provided in their! are.. The front windows at Wilcox-i Garland were also given a new look during the past year as peg, board was installed to facilitate] decoration of the windows. ' _esides the addition of the. maple gallery, the local furniture' store baa added several new modem lines to their stock to keep] their store in touch wvth the latest j te furniture developments and to give, the community tops in furniture ^choices. A new carpet merchandiser was added, which'makes the display aad comparison of the many types of carpet offered at Wilcox-Garland easy. Sixty regular size car- pet samples are oa the rack, which features natural lighting. The carpet samples are easily removed from the rack so the cue-' tomer can inspect them on the floor. Still another improvement at Wilcox-GarJand is the addition of a drapery line. Draperies were added so the store can help their j customers with complete redeco-j rating needs including furniture, carpeting and other household' goods. MsVyWiyWry ·M^^^B B^F ^WB^W^^w* ^NFWt Erfckson coapmjf Early last year the Milky Way Dauy was sold by Clyde Loupee to the Anderson-Erickson Dairy company of Des Monies. AndersonErickson dairy products now distributed in this area are homogenized milk in quart and half gallon cartons and bot- ttea, eottaf* buttermilk, half as* ping and coffee rrsasi, Ti gart, and Tropicaoa orange juice. The company has of the Milky Way teOdtef for in the distribution and «·* of their products. AE ha* tained four delivery tracks te Oekaloosa area. Three ef tracks deliver te tha city the fourth serves outlying districts. In Modern Comfort If You Like Comfort - You'll Like The ... DOWNING Our Goal To Make Your Slay In Oskaloosa More Pleasant Convenience . . . Comfort . . . end the most modern of facilities, that's the trio of qualities that m«k«t tfc* Downing e very popular Hotel in this area. Plans for I960 call for refurnishing and renovating seme of the rooflw. Next time you ere iteying in Osk«loo»« try the Dawning ... you'll like it. DOWNING H O T E L East Side Square Ph. 3-3473 You'll With INSURANCE At "Your Friendly Local Agent" Charles G. Brown Serving This Area For the Past 8-Years witn -Home, Auto, Life Health Accident Insurance Plus - - - Many Unfamiliar Types of Coverage Such A«, Boats - Cameras - Sporting Goods, Etc. We Invite Your Counselling With Us For Complete Insurance Protection At a Savings Charles G. Brown INSURANCE 21* Higfc A«v. fast Did 3-4835 REAL ESTATE 1959 Stanley Hardware NOW - - Adams Jones Hardware It gives us great pleasure for the wonderful welcome the people of this area have shown us by patronizing our store. Our mosf important aim to be successful in busimsi is to give the utmost in quality and value at fair and reasonable prices, with complete satisfaction on each and every purchase. We believe this is a policy which has been maintained in this store since its founding in 1900. If you aren't a regular shopper at our store, we invite you te come in and get acquainted the next time you are in need ot hardware, houseware e, gifts. We carry one of the largest selections in the Oskaloosa area to enoo** from. ADAMS JONES HARDWARE 115 HIGH AVE. WEST OSKALOOSA. IOWA SPAPFRf "SPAPERJ

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