Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 89
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Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 89

Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 30, 1957
Page 89
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\ OSKALOOSA DAM.Y IMtAU *L. Ja*. ft, 194* S * IPALCO power station at Tracy to be Iowa's largest The Iowa Power * Light Ce. r ' -- ^^ ' Is going ahead with plam torji^ u ,*«»,£ of the ooostrue- ..···...- --- - ~, - - '---^f^V^gig^^gigglffjS^ " a ^~"TM "T "~~ S^H *** ta- * t th * froot door ' 1 a-£s5^§5^ss"s ·* . .,. ,. reBatltt^J «! s££££52~ DS^» A ** : M men Urn OB the Des Moines nver, tea miles west of Oskaloosa. Contracts mill be let this year andj^^. work will begin in I960, accord- j ^f^_ the Oskaloosa district I *·*·**» inepianv goss into oper- · atioBt fat 1M3 a permanent crew Orders hare been placed b y ; wia ,,. employed at the plant. Ipalco with the manufacturers for' A^ a number of families win be the new boilers and generating seeking permanent quarters in equipment, with delivery expected j ^ nearby area. The annual pay- m 1962 j roU of these plant workers would The first unit of the station' amount to over a quarter million will be the largest in the state, j dollars a year. rated at 150.000 kilowatts. This] According to Ipalco engineers, promises to be one of the most. the plant will burn about 365,000 important industrial additions to. tont of f^ during the first year the area as the plant begins to' of operation. The boiler will be develop. I equipped to burn low btu Iowa This one unit alone will produce more than twice the power output of the entire Eddyville plant of the Iowa Southern Utilities--now the largest in the area. It will be larger than the comparatively new Ipalco plant at Council Bluffs whose two units can produce 137,000 kilowatts. It will produce over two-thirds of the amount of power now pro- i duced at Iowa Power's largest power station on Vandalia road southeast of Des Koines. Within the fat feasftfe to expect that the ·ew plant will produce as as 700,000 kilowatts--»r double the present capacity of tfce entire Ipalco generating fa~ eUittes of its two major steam station* fat Des Moteea awl Council Bluffs. This then would become the largest generating station in the state. £CONOMICALI*Y ths new Ipalco plant to be built near Tracy poses a promising outlook and coal which is mined in this area. the plant about l,eaa toa* of It jft plUUMei half sf this daily will arrive at the plant by track. This win add e» to the ftaM time enployneat of DCKIXG THE construction period there will be additional trucking needs to haul in the tons of brick, cement and piling xt **» years it needed for foundations and buildings to house the new generating unit. There will be site clearance work and many pieces of giant earth moving equipment will be employed to grade and prepare the land for the construction. If current plans develop, a canal and dam system wffl be built which will allow for the recircu- lation of cooling water through the plant, returning it to the river up stream so that it can a challenge Knoxvule to ths Oskaloosa- During the building phases in 1M1, 1962, and 1963, there wffl bs an average of at least 200 construction workers busy at the plant site. There wffl be no housing facilities available at this site, making it necessary for the surrounding area to provide firing quarters of some sort for these people. Put of the construction force, of course, Witt come fioui nearby but many wiU be brought from outside and will require housing and food facilities. During the erection of the boiler, a crew of approximately 60 specialized workers from the ^"·TTIT City area win be brought hi to work at ths plant, They wffl rely on the area for noosing «nd food. Many families win bring their trailers and adequate trailer court facilities must be provided -hers. IT 18 ESTIMATED that at be drawn again plant for cooling through purposes. the If this plan is adopted, the plant would require about 100,000 gallons of water per minute for cooling. la addition, several high capacity wells wffl be dug to draw water for use in the boilers which wffl require about 220 gallon* per minuto. ELECTRICALLY, the benefits to the ares will be a new line which wffl feed electricity directly into Oskalooaa, from the new plant. This wffl be in addition to the existing lines into the area and are to be supplemented by additional lines in the future as additional capacity is needed for new industry and the growing needs of individual users in the It has been estimated that new uses of electricity and expansion of present equipment wffl double the useage within the next ten NBSWANGER'S CAFE has entirely dlf- dition *o the ground floor facilities. Neiswan- ferent look inside following a $40,000 remodeling and renovation project last .year. The new balcony can serve about 100 customers in ad- «j*r's is now one of Iowa's most modern eating (Stitely Photo) just inside the front door. Wrought iron railings are in- i stalled on the stairs and at the front of the balcony. The balcony has mahogany and painted walls. THE OLO EAST side counters and backbar as well as the booths were replaced with modern equipment. The tables replaced the booths through the center of the floor and 10 double booths plus a larger party booth seating 12 persons were installed along the west wall. Counter tops and tables have j laminated plastic tops and the 12 | counter stools and all booths are : upholstered in gold color. Spot| lights are installed over each i table and stool for better cus- . tomer vision. I The back bar is constructed of i stainless steel and all food and J fountain equipment up front is ' entirely new. The main floor walls ' hare herringbone paneling. | The kitchen at the east rear is ' also modernized and new rest | rooms are m ceramic with j mil-rows along all walls. ! Other equipment installed in, eludes combination air condition- 1 ing and heating, a circular type I cashier's counter, hanging light I fixtures, infra-red serving window to keep food warm, charcoal i steak gn!l. and a modern bakery i department. After the remodeling program was completed. Xeiswangers held their grand opening in July. A $40,000 remodeling and renovation project during 1959 has converted Neiswanger's cafe at 112 First avenue east into one Of Iowa's most modern eating estab- years. With the planned expansion of the new plant near Tracy by Ipalco the area should never have concern about plentiful electric energy supplies. Taxwise, Ipalco's investment in equipment at the plant wffl add many thousands of dollars of taxable valuation. This wffl mean additional tax dollars to support county and city government, schools, road building and the like. The Iowa Power Light company already is the largest taxpayer in the two county area. " Decision to erect the new station near Oskaloosa comes after some years of conversations between Ipalco officials and representatives of the Oskaloosa community in the interest of early plant construction. XEW STORM SEWER ALBIA * Special) -- The Albia city council last spnng authorized th» purchase of 398 feet of 24-inch lishmenta. I with the stone rising 40 Inches storm sewer pjpe at a cost of ap- And early thU year another re-i from the sidewalk on the west P roxunat ely 53,300. to be installed Neiswangers Cafe remodeled and enlarged modeling program com- j side of the entry. pteted to increase balcony dining] Modem windows have been in- space and service facilities. i stalled with the area east of the The latter remodeling involved j en try completely glassed. The Hanging a 40 by 20-foot prev- front wes t O f the entry is con- iously unoccupied area, tamedi- structed at an angle ' near the inters«-tion of relocated Highway 31 and South Clinton street ately at the rear of the existing 80 by 20-foot dining room, into a private dining room. The added facilities include kitchen ~EW GRIXNELL SCHOOL GRINXELL (Special! -- The Gnnnell-Newburg school board The balcony dining room is a j last August let contracts for the major feature of the new res-' construction of a new elementary li«ht service laurant Md « v «» most of the .school and the addition to Davis *»· i*nr»r mam floor - Patro! » can reach the i school, after paring the price down ErL^=? ^r £%. r? srsrr^s ; srr- -^ moM M ~ * for service club piano. The kitchen and storage area. occupy a 10 by 10 foot space separating the main dining room from the 30 by 20-foot private dining room. A dumb waiter brings major food iteme from the first floor kitchen. THE CAFE ia operated in partnership by Raymond Stitely and deo Perkins. The remodeling work was done after Stitely purchased the building from the Graver C. Neiswanger estate. A new front was installed, constructed of aluminum and stone Progress in 1959 We Hove Expanded And Enlarged Our Store For Your Convenience OPEN THE YEAR AROUND We Carry A Complete Line of Toys And Games For All Ages TOY SHOPPE 121 SOUTH A with easy washing at PERKINS' DIME-A-TIME Laundromat OSKALOOSA S Only HOME OWNED LAUNDRY Open Around Hie Clock The Dime-A-Time is oho the only anthemed Lavndro- mar IN Oskaloosa and boosts the use of Westinghouse machines, which feature three full rinses, while competitors ·*- ·oJh/ have only en* rinse and sometimes two. Yet, with aN three rinses it takes only 30 minutes to wash a fiiH load. 20 WASHERS 11 DRYERS Harold and June Perkins DIME-A-TIME LAUNDROMAT 601 SOUTH FIRST Y E A R S As Your Authorized Gamble Dealer Our 1960 Progress Is Started. NOW 2 Stores To Serve You Better* OSKALOOSA and SIGOURNEY Complete Headquarters For Furniture - Appliances - Television - Hardware · Paint Floor Covering - Housewares - Tools · Sporting Goods Our Volume Means Lower Prices For You ·» * »· · *?'' The Friendly Store Wes Glenn Fritz Heinrichs .NFWSPAPFRf -IWSPAPFR!

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