Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 26, 1964 · Page 14
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 14

Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, December 26, 1964
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14 DM. M, 19M , MaMti City, Vegetable crop variable «* Kennedys sell summers produce CLEAR LAKE—Winter work at the Sam Kennedy and Sons vegetable growing establishment keeps going, even though the temperature outside is below freezing. Now employes are busy sorting and grading the summer's crop of vegetables at the facilities on East Main. The work is done in a large warehouse and is largely mechanized, except for the actual sorting, which is done by hand on conveyor bells. The Kennedys have 10 full- time employes. During the summer they employ about 50 workers, mostly hand labor from Texas. Every year they employ a few less workers as mechanization and efficiency of crop handling is improved, said Jack Kennedy. Thl* yt*r th« family op«r«Hon had 500 acres of potatoes, 125 acres of onions, 2.50 acres of sugar beds and 180 acres of carrots. The potato crop was below normal as far as yield was concerned, but the price was good, said Jack. The Kennedys do not have any potatoes on hand now. The potato crop is mostly of Ihc red Norland variety. The warehouse is filled with onions and carrots. The warehouse temperature In the carrot room is kept at an average 32 degrees. Kennedy explained that blowers are necessary to keep the carrots cool, because they giv'e off a high amount of heat. Potatoes need to be kept warm, as they freeze much easier, while onions are halfway between the potatoes and carrots as far as heat content is concerned. Th* sugar b*«t yl«ld wa» • little below average this year. The Kennedys ship all their beets to the American Crystal Sugar Co., Mason City, by rail. "It was too dry for beets this year and we had some spring wind damage, resulting in a smaller crop," explained the youngest of the Kennedy brothers. The growers are the only ones in the Midwest to use the pallet system of handling produce. jWhen the vegetables are harvested in the field they go immediately into four-foot square and four-foot deep pallets. From time of harvesting, including hauling to the warehouse and storage up to the final grading, the vegetables remain in the pallets with a minimum of handling. Jack tables become ."pressure- shaped" when they are stored for long periods of time in huge piles. Also it is not possible to check on the quality of the vegetables in the piles and there Is a larger amount of damage from handling through the use of loading equipment. Though the initial cost of building the oak pallets is high, subsequent handling costs are down. The quality of the produce is preserved, because each filled only 3 1 A feet pallet is deep. TK» Kwywdyt art conitantiy working to improve the opera tion of the business and vegetable quality. They supply Iowa Stale University with research plots. Both brothers, Jim and Jack, and their father, Sam, who started the business at Clear Lake 61 years ago, have been accorded honors from various vegetable growing associations for their work and advancement in their line of work. The elder Kennedy has compiled a book of his life, "The SK Story," which is being distributed now. In the book he tells of his modest beginning in the vegetable business, starting with five acres, up to the present when the firm is known as the largest vegetable growing operation In the state. GRADING METHOD — Hand sorting onions as they pass along the conveyor belt are workers at Sam.. Kennedy and Sons produce warehouse in Clear Lake. They are (left to right) Ed Lincicum, Rose Cuellar and Gilberto Ibarra. Onions go from the sorting belt directly to the sacks. THIS YEAR'S CROP — Jack Kennedy holds tip several Kood-sized onions which c;ime from the fields of Sam Kennedy and Sons, vegetable growers, at Clear Lake. The hundreds of sackaful of onions-.are being stored in the warehouse until ready for shipment. The Kennedys jrrevv 325 acres of onions this year with a yield of 25,000 pounds of onions an acre. Students home from many colleges for Christmas CLEAR LAKH— Spending the holidays with their families in Clear Lake arc a number of college and university sludciUs. Drnni.s and David Farnan, students at Lorns College, Ou- biinuc, are spending the holidays wiiji I heir parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. .1, Fnrnnn. Terry Zunhlke, Harold Bostrom and Michael Nelson, students at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., are vacationing three wr.cks with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Zuchlke, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bostrom and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Nelson Jr. Jay Fangmin, • sophomon, and Mike Grandon, a senior al Loras College, are home for the holidays with their parents, Mr and Mrs, A. 1<. Kangman and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Grnndon Home, from Nnrthfield, Minn, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs M. W. Hughes, is Alan Hughes a .student ;it Cnrlcttm College. Holier! Arncsnn, a sophomor al Macaleslrr College, St. Paul is vacationing hvo weeks wit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M A. Arncson. Paula McEldoon, Judy Heifne and Karen Nyo, all juniors i Ma,nkalo, (Minn.) State Collcg are home for the holidays wit their parents, Mr. and Mr: Paul McEldoon, Mr. and Mr Clair Hcifner and Mr. and Mr Howard Nye. On vacation for three weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. 0. R. Sedars, is Jo Ann Sedars, a freshman at Stephens College, Columbia, Mo. Karen Krebs, a freshman at Mrs. Jorgen dies; Rites on Tuesday Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio s .spending (lio holidays will cr parents, the Kcv. nnd Mrs rthur Krehs. A junior at flit Urviveriify ol idiana, Hloominglon, Ind., Dav- Wick is vacalioninR with his nronls, Mr. nml Mrs. Ellis Ick. Vacationing 10 days with thcii arents, Dr. find Mrs. M. L nulson, lire Gordon, a senior I Oklahoma Stale University tillwaler, Oklii., and Eric, In ir college of iiptometry at Pa ific University, Forest Grove )re. Nancy Baum, a junior al the Jniversily of Colorado, Rouldcr s spending the holidays will icr parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tree iuum. News about Clear Lake Weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Murphy arc her irolhcrs, Harold Sykcs, Marshalltown, and B. W. Sykcs and Mrs. Sykcs, Chatham, 111. They all spent Christmas Day with a sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. M. K. (Athn) Crosby, Austin, Minn. For Sale: 1 pair boy's figur* skates, s i / e 12. FL 7-4019, (Adv.). Dr. and Mrs. V. Strode Hlndt nnd three children, Sioux City, spent Christmas and will remain 'or the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. A. Hinds. Piano tuning nnd repair. Glenn Erickson, HI. 2. FL 7 388(5.— (Adv.). Do Your Bit Club will bold a holiday dinner parly Tuesday al 12:30 p.m. at Halford's Cafe. Families will he guests. Lost—Blk. Lab. pup. Reward. John K. Mitchell. KL 7-3244.— (Adv.) XI Mu Sorority Chapter will not hold a regular meeting in sturdy white muslin sheets give great wear... save now! BANQUET SPEAKER — The Rev. Herman W. Dicrs, Wartburg College, Wavcrly, will be the guest speaker for the Youth Banquet nl the Zion Lutheran Church Tuesday at 6 p.m. The annual bamiucl is for young people in seventh through twelfth grades and college students and .sorvice- men home for the holidays. The S'Hiiov League scholarship winners will he announced and awards will he presented. "Peace on Earth" is Rotary talk CI.KAR LAKK •- The Hev. Thomas McAndrew, assistant pastor of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, gave, the Christmas message for Ihe Ilotary Club Thursday nmin at Hnlford's " we find peace fur ?ll mankind, wo must find peace in ovir own souls," he said. There is no peace like the peace of our own conscience. Thc spirit of love had its foundation in the birthday of Christ when God sent His only bcgollejj son as a symbol of God's love for man." CLEAR LAKE — Mrs. Andrew W. Jorgcn, 74, 910 3rd Avc. S., died al a Mason Cily hospital Christmas Eve after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ihe Ward Funeral Home here. The Rev. J.J. Buzynski of St. Patrick's Church will officiate. Rurial will be in Clear Lake Ccme.tcry. Friends may call al the Funeral Home from Sunday noon until time of services. Mrs. Jorgcn was the former Nicademus Joey Miller and was born in Austria May 27, 1890. She came to New York City in 1910 and in 1913 was married to Andrew Jorgen in Chicago. They later moved to Clear Lake. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dean (Teny) Daly, Clear, Lake; a son, Azinon T. Jorgcn,jlo.avc from the Navy al Athens, for material benefits, position, wealth nnd fame. If we apply the. Ten Commandments to our daily lives, we will find pence with the Son of God, for where llo reigns, peace reigns," were the words of the speaker in his Grenada Hills, Calif.; and three grandchildren. She wa« preceded in death by her husband in J»42 arid* son, Andrew, i December. The next meeting " Thc lnlp s P iril ot Christmas will be Jan. 11 at the home of;'. 8 of(cn overlooked in our quest Kllcn Lincicum at S p.m. Mrs. Warren Jacohson will ho co- hostess. Clear Lake calendar MONDAY Woman's Club b o w I i n R mossn « c of ' lpacc on « arlh leagues, Melodee Lanes, I p.m.! Copies of the autobiography IOOF Lodfio, IOOF Hall, S p.' of >SRm Kennedy were dis- m. Mributcd to all members by his I i son, James. The. elder Kennedy has recently completed the| work, "Thc SK! Story," in part aj narrative dealing with the development of the largest vegetable growing business in Iowa. E. B. Slillman announced next week's program as a talk by Robert Lcc, Esthervillc. 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