Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 95
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Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 95

Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 30, 1957
Page 95
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OfKALOOSA DAILY HERALD Frf., J« n . Jt. ItM f OSKALOOSA IETHEL CHRISTIAN Reformed church's beautiful new house of worship north of Oskaloosa is pictured above. The main part of the structure is 147 feet in length while Bethel Christian Reformed Church completed in 1959 the back width is 117 feet. Cost of tbe about $140,000. (Herald Photo) church was The congregation of the Bethel Christian Reformed church occupied their beautiful new house of worship during the past year with dedication services being held June 38 and 24. The new $140.000 church is located a mile north of Oskaloosa juet off highway 63.^ · Land for the church, which was organized about 9% years ago on July 14, 1950, was donated by Mr. end Mr«. C. Van Engelenhoven, Groundbreaking: ceremonies were held April 19, 1958 and the corner- atone waa laid June 18. 1958. The modernistic building fea- toies an impressive 26 foot tower and a 80 foot spire ascending 98 feet into the air from the huge loot at its peak. The spire is lighted by an automatic time A drive around the church connect* the parlrmg areas to the north and west of the bunding. They will accommodate 130 cars. THE BUILDING is constructed of brick of buff color and trimmed with redwood. The high S3 foot lighted crow is also an attractive feature of the modem building. Windows in tbe nave are of cathe- can be made through two aeta of double oak doors -- one at the west from the car port and the other under the tower and apire. Both entrances open into a vesti- bule to be used for coat racks and guest books. Prom the carport en-' trance, one may go to the nave or i on to the stage of the fellowship hall while the main vestibule under the tower leads to the nave, fellowship hall, kitchen, and educational units. ARCHITECTURE IN the nave causes one to center attention on huge neon lighted cross located in the chancel. The beauty of southern pine arches, the tectum ceiling, green asphalt tile, deep red carpeting, red oak pews, shadow block and oak paneling in the chancel provide a beautiful picture. Seating capacity of the nave is 460 and a folding wall may be opened to seat 380 more. TJg*»t*"g in the nave is ultra modern with a dozen fixtures hanging ten feet below the arches. Ten more lights are focused on the chancel and pulpit. A stage has been built across the west end of the fellowship hall which is located to the rear of the nave. The hall can be converted into three classrooms by the use of folding doors. Acoustical tfle covers the ceiling of fellowship ban, hallways, and vestibule, while vinyl toe coven the floor*- Large serving windows and counters win make serving convenient from, the modern kitchen. The educational unit consists of five large rooms with a library, toilet facilities, heating unit, and janitor room. The educational rooms will be used for society, Sunday school, and catechism groups and council zoom. Pastor of the Bethel Christian Reformed church is Rev. John Olthoff who has held the pulpit here since June 1996. Gift House Stamps opens merchandise trading center here Gift House Stamps, upper mid- west trading stamp firm, has opened a merchandise gift center in Oskaloosa at 307 south lint street. Manager of the local girt center is Tola Vail. It was opened for business last summer. On display at the center is a variety of merchandise, as listed in the Gift House catalog, and stamp savers win be able to select their gifts and receive them immediately. Thus, it is no longer necessary to have to obtain the gifts by mail or presenting the filled stamp saver books at a center in another city. Federal Discount Corporation moves to new quarters The Federal Discount corporation moved into new offices in Oskaloosa - last February when they occupied quarters at 121 north Market street. The toea company has been in ouaukess in Oskaloosa, 21 years during which time Martin Naakte- geboren baa managed the firm Mrs. Nasktgeboren has been office secretary for 14 years. Federal Discount, since chartered in 1921, Ha* grown to 62 offices in five states. Offices formerly were located on the second floor of the Livermore building at M4% First avenue east. Their aew quarters were formerly occupied by the Iowa State Employment Service. Federal Piseuuiit'a new offices were remodeled before occupancy. A new front waa installed along with new tOe floors, a towered acoustical tile ceiling, new lighting, and other unprorementa. To Serve You Better In 1960 Custom Hade Tarpaulins Truck and Automobile Upholstery Dinette Set* Recovered and Seat Covers Vinyl Fabrics and Upholstery Supplies Stocked For The Do-It-Yourself Enthusiasts Also Vinyl Leather Cleaner, Cement, Glues, Waterproofing* lob Garner, owner and Joe Goldman malting a new tarpaulin, lob Is sewing and Joe it setting gromets. All our tarps are sewn with a double needle lock stitch using dacron thread, te insure the best possible seams. » Edgetowne Canvas Highway 63 City Route ORchord 2-2361 PROGRESS for Us-- Your Bowling Pleasure AMF Automatic Pin Spotters A New "Face" for Our Office FEDERAL LAND BANK FARM LOANS For purchase of land, refinancing debts, fifing, new buildings and other general farm needs. Terms up to 35 years with privilege of paying any or all any day without penalty. No fees -- No commission Clark Taylor. Manager 117 N. Mkt. Brunswick Bowling Alleys Eight Modern Lanes for Tour Bowling Pleasure 1959 PROGRESS . . . · Completely Reconditioned Alleys · Doubled Spectator Seating · Seven Leagues with 78 Teams OPEN BOWLING Each Afternoon And 12 Noon Till Midnight On Saturdays and Sundays Fun for Everyone -Bring Your Friends and Join the Fastest Growing Sport - - Bowling Fun, Fitness ond Good Fellowship TIGER LANES BOWLING ALLEY Oil BRENNEMAN, Monogw SPAPFRI 'SPAPERJ

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