The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 11, 1955 · Page 56
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 56

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 11, 1955
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New Burt Elevator Is One "Mass Of Concrete" Original But Elevator Facilities The buildings pictured above, and- familiar for years to Burt area residents arid farmers, show the original facilities of the Burt Co-Operative" Elevator Co. In addition to grain storage, these buildings house grinding equipment. The new monolithic concrete elevator structure arises lo Ihe 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. But From Top Of Elevator Took 11 Days And Nights Of Pouring Erection of a structure such as the new Burf elevator — a monolithic "single piece of concrete" —is a story in itself, with plenty •f "construction drama". Younglove Construction Co., of Sioux City, a specialist in the erection of such buildings, was general contractor for the elevator. The elevaior was started in early March of this year. After about a month of preliminary work and form construction, pouring of concrete began on April 19 at 1:00 p.m., and conlinued Without interruption for eleven days and nights. The concrete reached the top of the grain bin ianks 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 lop 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 stops until the entire structure is up. 2,200 cubic yards of concrete— or 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 set up on the grounds. If you point a camera at the town of Burt from the top of the grain bin tanks of the new elevator, this is the picture thai you will gel. A 'portion of the tank lop 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. 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 Burt elevator intend to show folks some real hospitality at the open house Friday. In addition lo throwing the new elevator open for inspection, there'll be favors for adults and children; free refreshments for all; free souvenir postcards for mailing lo other points. Special guides will be on hand to show and explain all details to visitors. Congratulations To The Burt Co-Operative Eleva- ior Co. on their completion of this fine new elevator. GRAHAM'S Standard Service We Urge You To See and Inspect The NEW BURT ELEVATOR Friday & Saturday Special 10% Off On All Poultry 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. Designers and Manufacturers of Mill and Elevator Machinery Established 1872 Enterprise, Kansas Special machinery, ordered in from all parts of the country, was installed' at various stages, with most of it put into the head house at the top of 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 explained 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 Elevaior "open house" Fridoy will be the appearance of Congressman James I. Dolliver, who will deliver the dedication speech for the new elevator at 2:30 P.M. A large attendance is expected to hear his speech. The elevaior 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 visiting the elevaior and wishing to take this trip up lo the lop 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. $1(5,0(10 Approximate Cost Of New Elevator With all equipment, cost of the new Burt Co-Operative Elevator Co. grain structure is expected to total approximately $165,000, making it one of the most up-to-date in the state as far as grain storage and grain handling methods are concerned. The massive building represents the filling of a need in the Burt area, and is the culmination of a long period of planning and work by officers and directors of the Burt Co-Op. Besides its grain and feed activities, the firm does a lumber and tuei business. J. L. Miller is general manager of the Burt Co-Op, wjth Geo. Becker manager of the lumber department. Miss Sehna Clitton is head book-keeper. Wm. Madsen, Jr., is second man in the grain department, with John Hassle acting as millman. Dale Lockwood is second man in the lumber department, and Hoger Chafee is driver. Officers of the Burt Co-Operative Elevaior Co., are F. L. Ryerson, president, Paul P. Weber, vice-president, Russell Patterson, secretary, Walter Campney, T. E. Lagerstrom, Dean Andrews and A. J. Diitmer, directors. "Can Store Iowa Corn On The Stalk 1 ' One wise-crack that made the rounds during conslruction of Ihe new elevaior was "Ihe ianks are being made lall enough so that if we ever have to store Iowa corn on the stalk, it cart be done". While it is not anticipated that such a demand will ever be made, it would still be possible to store a stalk of Iowa corn — even one measuring 119 feel in height! We Join With AH Others In The Burt Community To Say Congratulations To The Burt Elevator HARMS GROCERY Congratulations To The Folks at Ihe ,t 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 and the Community of Burt on their fine new elevator. It is the kind of construction in which we take great satisfaction, A good structure and a good community. Younglove Construction Co. Sioux City, Iowa

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