The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 11, 1955 · Page 26
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 26

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 11, 1955
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New Burt Mass Of Concrete" Original Burt Elevator Facilities , ; ; • , .,'•••- . : ,-- / t The buildings pictured abojve, and familiar for years to B,urt area residents and farmers, show the original facilities of the Burt Co-Operative Elevator Co. In addition to grain storage, these build- ;ngs house grinding equipmeniJThe new monolithic concrete elevator structure arises to the rear'of these buildings. The-elevator structure shown on the left in the photograph will in the future be used as a feed-processing house. Burt From Top Of Elevator If? Ill >••-tiJV* : V^*«^«^*«^»W-.s; ? -<8B«rf 4-'.I'-.' J >,..•- ...r If you point a camera at the town of Burt from the top of ihe grain bin tanks of the new elevator, this is ihe picture that you will get. A portion of the tflnk top is shown in the foreground. This view ;s taken 119 feet from ground level. On a clear day, six other Kossuth towns can be plainly seen from this elevation. Took 11 Days And Nights Of Pouring Erection of a structure such as ihe new Burl elevator — a monolithic "single piece of concrete" —is a sjory in itself, with plenty of "construction "drama". Younglove Construction Co., of Sioux City, a specialist in ihe erection of such buildings, was general contractor for the elevator. The elevator was started in early Ma?ch of this year. Afier about a month of preliminary work and form construction, pouring of concrete began on April 19 at 1:00 p.m., and continued without interruption for eleven days and nights. The concrete reached the top of tKe grain bin tanks at 6:30 a.m. on April 30, The head house, which is bonded to the tanks themselves, started up on May 23 and the top was reached on May 26. >: " In a monolithic type concrete structure such as this is, there are no seams or joints, for the concrete pouring, once started, never stpps until the entire structure is up. 2,200 cubic yards of concrete-Tor 12,000 sacks of cement—went into : the elevator. As : the structure increased in height, men and forms went up with it, and mixed concrete was hoisted up from 'a special concrete batch plant s^i up on the grounds. Congratulations ! All the Folks in Burt Are Proud of This Splendid Achievement in Our Community. PETERS CORNER STORE LAPPE'S DX says: A Job Well-Done! To The Burt Co-Operative Elevator Company Free Favors For All At Elevator Open House Officers of the Burl elevator intend to show folks some real hospitality at the open house Friday, In addition to throwing ihe new elevator open for inspection, there'll be favors for adults and children; free refreshments for all; free souvenir postcards for mailing to other points. Special guides will be on hand to show and explain all details to visitors. Congratulations To The Burt Co-Operative Elevator Co. on their completion of this fine new elevator. GRAHAM'S Standard Service Urge You To See qnd Inspect The NEW BURT ELEVATOR Friday & Saturday Special 10% Off On All Po.g,itry Equipment and Sanitation Supplies BURT PRODUCE Mr. and Mrs. Glee Bullock Owners and Operators CONGRATULATIONS! Burt Cooperative Elevator We are proud to have our hoisting equipment in your new plant The I. B. Ehrsam & Sons Mfg. Co, Pesigners and Manufacturers of Mill and Elevator ^Machinery 1872 Enterprise, Kansas Special machinery, ordered to from all parts of the country, was installed at various stages, wljh most of it put into the head house at th6 top 6f the elevator. It is from this topmost point that grain, elevated from the ground, is distributed in Special pipes' to different parts and bins of the elevator. All equipment will be explain* e.d to visitors Who visit the new Burt elevator during the open house day Friday. Congressman Dolliver To Speak Friday A special feature of the Burt Co - Operative . Elevator "open house"' Fridoy will be the appearance of Congressman James I. Dolliver, who will deliver the dedication speech for the new elevator at 2i30 P.M." A large:'attendance, is expected to hear his speech. '' The elevator open house will continue all day Friday, with the appearance of the Burt High School Band scheduled, and a host of other features being offered to the general public. Trips to the head house of the elevator will be given through numbered tickets, and those'vis- iting the elevator and wishing to take this trip up to ihe top of ihe structure may ask for their ticket on arrival. PRATT DRUG BURT We extend our congratulations to the Burt Co-Operative Elevator Co., and hope you have a very successful Open House. $t(5,NO Approximate Cost Of New Elevator bUS1 J M L! Miller isi general manager of the Burt Co-Op. *!»? feo. Becker manager of* ihe lumber department. Miss Sehna Clifton is head book-keeper. Wm. Madsen, Jr., > s * e '° n * i™" 'Vale grain department, with John Hassie acting » "J I M««"- "•" Lockwood is second man in the lumber department, and Roger Chafee is driver. _ T Officers of the Burl Co-Operative Elevator Co., are f • L. Rverson orestdent, Paul P. Weber, vice-president, Russell Patter- Ton! secrX"! Walter Campney, T. E. Lagerstrom, Dean Andrews and A. J. Dilimer, directors. : "Can Store Iowa Corn On The Stalk" • One wise-crack that made the rounds during cbttslruelion of ihe new elevatof, was "the tanks are biiing 'made tail enough so that if >6 ever n|ve to store Ibwa corn on ihfe sfalkrit can be done", tyhile it Is not anticipated that such a demand will ever be made, it would still be possible Jo sWre a stalk of Iowa corn — even one measuring 119 feet in heightl We Join With All Others In The Burt Community To Say Congratulations To The Burt Elevator HARMS GROCERY Congratulations To The Folks at the , , Burt Elevator from CHUB MOORE Moore's Produce It's A Grand Achievement For The Burt Community! BURT HARDWARE CONGRATULATIONS! We heartily congratulate the Burt Co-op Elevator qnd the Community of Byrt on their fine new elevator. It is the kind of construction in which we take great satisfaction. A good structyre and a good community, t Younglove Construction Co. Sioux City, Iowa

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