The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 7, 1956 · Page 24
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 7, 1956
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/liftoff $ •>'••* * ,i-iit :-r.*-.«y ii*v>->< n?v to llfir jef|f |i|p|ili«els|!:!|| fe^-^T §i "'$ |" $hl AlgOnd fplantf ^bne 06 six*);, 130,0005b^srlels from'dthecSip' gram, -wjijali iliA ! Jf*i'.M*Siif.; iJteeh:Pioneer s^etf cotA'processing f hieri s plahte to; fulfill Borders years has res> |Ylf>'../i' | |-^Mft4h6ldiri|^igli^flteii-t6SlS; l.rt^^^^^fMM f -land euttfffl^is&tlttoeis, isa "fft ^$$fet§d Jffljjlk J^nSK- i I'af & flUAbfef 61 olftetrtbdl iflm£ 'ofi thfc! Ufilted iStatla, Ste« GOT, 1st ge "'n< •Slari ^Full-Time; Algona Plant plants in the United States and Canada* was installed ' "" iio.OoMMslifels from' dtheJ t^ip' gram; .wWeh j'n. t the r , hieri silahtsj to; fulfill ' Orders 5^3 has resulted in 'the 'erVelforl shipped from here., _ of ;such addition? as a giant wtfe* . i ; civ.;; .; ;-, v r . T : -/AaV'*--" . .''-XV." VY'- ;ttlBdl-if|tnfe'' F in small ; street: by The Algona plSfit serves a ter- .itory consisting of the northern j,,-,• o—,. -. tier,of Iowa counties! from Kos- quarters,,,a»,ne.w.,. 1938. With six employ,^® .itory =Un1^f tKrthe^n h fe J f fmpd^^^^fv • Tdtfil deliveries of hybrid seed ; c»rri Jflflde'ffomfthe.Algona plant ,. a-, neWOw.e.igMng/'gdal&j suth west.' Minnesota' and South' and. other ^physical additions, iMf, Dakota. Of the 18 Pioneer corn plants, nine are in Iowa, three « e , ilv .ety in Illinois, thr^e in Indiana, and mented. one in Ontarioj Canada. Harvest Employment Large During harvest season last } factUriiig firm , has gr6\Vh to a polht ; ftiahy; times' iti; original §lie,;with; ah output that dwarfs its liifst :days.: l^tUch of Its wbrk **,- « ^ *A i ^«. ~Al.w" ^s^i-*.**a2 11— -.J-.t-i^^.- ^.^,.4^41^^: f^nvM Vnri- U Utll ICl'S. ,. tJL: I1UW ••. • W ClKltlim • SUtUUS •( •• •m»JVi ,*«•••» VH ••• Him ' i, ,^?H^o. v^°.:M.K-.-^^Jr P,:?^ »r ».¥^1 safficientt to *man - the •, operatidrt IheH.! Today, there are S4 full* timei e'm'pleyeeg, with Hedlund as rnanager. •.-•'; s '..'. Bushels Delivered > )[n recapplhg, the ; gr6wth:|Of^' t Su'p'eJ ; _ r , „_ . , . ^ u ,,,, s ,,«.r^ov -™— — Pipneer's^ Want, • here; Hra^^ itejfti in metal, and experts on friterestihg figure's concerhing last year were 420,000 bushels, as; year; the local plant employed a stated that in the 'areas,' ser^a,; second',decade, here, and'-^^is'. pre-, lathe arid 'drill, 'all' 6f thern Althe growth of the Pioneer Hi* cbnWasted with a similar figure large number of people to "help by the local-industry; an-inwbflW.'kBrttly.Supplying machine tools to gona residents, reproduce these -'---• - '•••--——•• •• • '-• — « bring in the corn." There were ing demand for, the ^cpmpaHW;;Ewide' segment; of Amerioan ; in' ' ' - - - 840 detasselers in all, with 50 .product by farthers has made'ne- 'd\istry; , The:,toojs manufactured V Vi : vX -!'-•• •>•.•:«. ''•'y.^^.,fe i tf^dl6rJr ! tn^il^^|ftP' :; »&&&$$&*'' ' ' ' " """ I1MI1 " 'ofiMlUftltedlStaWs S\W GOT* *i pofAlcliiS' V-' ' ?! ' ;' '-^'-' Approximate^ two yeflrs ago, the local plant was surftmoned:** Offer designs for irrigation;.P". jeets in Arizona. TWese designs were for p6ft-valvei and heaa gates for irrigation j ditches. * ana Liyingston^ool'sol^d the v ingilWn ; t ffb'ntvla'rgff•••• industrial „. ,.. v,. • ..,-,-.. ,--...,, ,i,v,, corrtpanMg, and Ihe e^aetinf desi* NoW* ptoducitt'g appfoklniately 'gj-f,' v^ofk - jg ' p6rfected,^.on. the drawing,;:bba'td of BUrt Harmes, pariftet Iri the'-flrm. Ekp^iHy-'on the staff thefii ."mock up'V the itejfri in metal, "and experts c*«M«A*<i-'fM r«*A«.lh •'••;•%*£ -•? 3QO; different,,typea of precision Factors Irt Growth•.; ; .$,$:* ^^< ~Mfa V > itsTtraide:,.injark r |s a ^!5v ; BA.^^!illlA^J^ rspfeed", |he Livingston Bred Seed Corn plant here over ibf 80,000 total bushels delivered .past years, and the constantly in- ,lh'1942.' Acreage planted for the •creasing output of the plant, were local-plant last year totaled 3,000 •revealed by Herb Hedlund, gen- .afires; in 1946 a -total of 2J370 era! manager of the Algonu Sci-es were planted. In the'case plant. The figures tell a remark- of last year r s (ieliveries to farnj J 3le "saga" of progress for this " " supervisors over-seeing the Afield deSsary expansion .here, and .tha^here ^by Livingst'dn, go to" many .. ,. _ work. In addition, 287 contract fact tha't the so;l bf.this;area;UsV'of•:the,.Qquntry's!largest/creamer : away as Peru, So, America. designsj and then in quantity the tools are produced for shipment to many_distant. points, as far ab Algeria industry. ers from the local plant, it was 1 necessary to draw more than New Airport Shows Big .'-;-'•••- , '" • . .' ' ' ' • ' . . ' "...',-• - '• ' - t • • . * - _ - ; I Business Increase, 1955 workers were employed. well-adapted to growing of^hlgfi-.jigs, .dairies, food a;id chemical The "team" of Livingston and ;The" growing, out-put of the est quality-hybrid corn. He* 1 also-.plants, and are used primarily to Harmes, With the former hand- Algona Pioneer plant has brought called attention to the ^adt, that erect and maintain 1 conveyed pip- liftg the sales end of the local into being a large expansion pro- the : Cooperation of Workersdjiiihg in lar^e,',plants..vPrdduc.etl 'firm's output, and the latter -^ —— the-area,, when it comes 'time .to ;here by,'expert machlnlStyai^heHsupervisiing design and produc- "bring in the harvest" has-beeri 'Livingston 'plant "at 1 tM north'** tion, has been a good one, and a nbtable factor in the growing 1 east edge of Algona are precision has resulted in great strides for Operation of the Algona 'plant'.'' ,L 'sawing vises!-expanding blocks,'|the 'company." Livingston Tool gates, which let. water ..•»„ ...- dftches, and port,valves, through which farmers admit water, from the ditch to their field. This project has"''grown'.' to,such proportions that Livihgs'ton is now..sHip," plying vaLvesiand gates.for U- Hgation ditches'in the Phoenix Ariz, area, and throughout the fhiperial Valley, which extends flito California, Warehousing ^nd sales of these essential tools are handled from Phoenix by Livingston representatives. ' • About 3,000 of these irrigation dnits are sOld each month,, including port valves measuring from 8 up to 36 inches in diameter. The Livingston product has been tested under fire m all ways, and has come up with fly- Above Phdlo zona Irrigation _..-.-. Livingston Port Va1y4| tailed. '. • ;,'.':;•,(• j;>:K:, 5 ; Ins- t .Algona's Municipal Airport en- 1 joyed one of its busiest years during 1955( and nobody knew it better than manager Stu Albright, who was kept hopping by the big rush. v . - i - i Albright;, personable young man who came here in April, 1953, is responsible as the man in charge of'a variety of duties at the local windsock center. ' A total of 16 planes regularly roosted on the field during the year, and'n.o less.than 27 persons were student pilots. Active students- are Harold'Van Allen, Dean Parrott, ArtSchweppe, R,F. Kain, Ervin :Gerber, Herb Hensley and ClairRbwe, Algona; Charles McMahon, Sexton; Robert Reibsa- men, Burdette Thomas and Norman Chambers, Corwith; Larry TOrgerson, Bode; ' Cliff Behrends, Dennis Priebe, Bernard Pettit, Dick Gross and Marvin Kueck, Lone Rock; Dick Chipman and Larry Nemmers, Ban;croft. There are eight others who at present are inactive. - While flying activity is heaviest during the summer months, traf-' fie, involving local planes and travelers, is not limited greatly except during the severe portion of the winter. .This period of inactivity gives-Stu : a chance to perform annual inspections and engine overhauls ori planes housed-here. The inspection process, which must be completed on each plane every 100 ' hours or 12 months, which'-,ever comes first., involves a g/eai'defll-'of dismantling 1 ^ of the plaries>:?"'. : ; • • ;.; , ; There- is tne .usual i task ; pf maintenance'on runway lights, mowing, snow removal and keep- ang up the entire grounds, all items which must be taken care of, besides running tests for private licenses (Stu has licensed more than 30 since arriving in Algona) and : flying a variety o» charter trips to all points. Stu also teaches aeronautics during an adult night school session nach Monday during the winter. The future points to even greater things for the airport. At present, a new hangar, which will house seven planes, is being erected. A new airways beacon, of the rotating variety, mounted on a tower, is to be installed soon. Another advancement, Unicom radio, which will offer weather and miscellaneous information to 'pilots, is also a probability. A Un- icom radio system would make Algonu a radio link between Sioux City and points east, and would insure safer travel conditions for all airborne traffic. The Civil Aeronautics Administration checks Algona's airport regularly, keeping a close tab on planes, traffic, etc. Mr and Mrs Albright have two children, Kathy, 9, and Lindy I-loyt, 19 months. Albright has been associated with flying since 1938, and served as un instructor for the army at Austin, Tex. during World 'War II. Mr Albright was born at Burt and raised in 2-Algono (la.) Upper Des Mblnes Tuesday, February'7, 1956 7955'S WORST FIRE &«;;*;•«.-; ;< ! i.'*i;*4w>'..*'- : 'i-- '-'•', j ------- z|^?«'-V.^!' !<l: ;5j!l-i y^ •:"••"- ^.-'-.V. '- W^ffiAiiA'^ — ;! -%tef"* J AlgonaJs worst fire ip 1955 destroyed pood's Super Vaju grocery e^andJi'inn's -Bakery ? th'e afternoon 'of Jan.' '-ai'ifBarrtag* totaled ' ' '$100,000 duWttg': the blaze, since 1950. A huge crowd lined the' streets as' firemen' battled the conflagration and brought it under control, saving buildings on each side of those destroyed. Hood and Finn made arrangements immediately for new quarters, with the result that both have fine new 'business places on State street. -.- - ... A Lot of Cement! How would you like to see bags of cement laid in a single line down U. S. Highway 169 — reaching from Algona to Humboldt? Just trucking that many bags .of cement down the highway and unloading it, would constitute a job of major proportions . . . about 24 miles of cement bags laid end to end. / Yet that is about the exact amount of cement consumed hers by tho new Ready-Mix concrete plant during the year 1955, in producing some 60,000 cubic yards of concrete for construction jobs in this area. This figure was released by Harold Cowan, owner of the plant, for publication in the Upper Des Moines "Report of Progress" edition. In producing this amount of concrete during the year, besides -cement the plant used approximately 15,000,000 cubic yards of sand and some 17,000,000 cubic yards of gravel. The finished concrete — 10,470 cubic yards of it —i- was.- delivered right to construction jobs and poured into the forms from drum-rotating Ready-Mix trucks. In releasing, these figures of production at the comparatively new Ready-Mix batching plant here CoWan said: "We know how much concrete we produced, but we can only estimate how much 'elbow grease' and sweat this saved, I'd say it saved about 38,000,000 pounds of plain, old-fashioned elbow grease." The Ready-Mix plant here, one of the most up-to-date of its kind in hte country, mixes concrete almost to "prescription" — for any type of job. The concrete is then delivered to the job in special trucks, on the date desired, and as fast as it can be tamped and troweled. Big Jump In Barn Fires Last Year Kossuth Mutual Insurance Assn. 10 $72,031,418.00. Il's good to have an insurance policy when the barn catches fire! Irvington Ideals Met Irvington—The January meet- inn of the Irvington Ideals 4-11 club was held at the home of Blondina Erpelding on Jan. 21 with 22 members and two lead- ers present. It was planned to have a Valentine parly on Feb. 14th for the Algona Dairy 4-H club. Wilnia Brown, Blondina Erpelding, Virginia Klein and Darlene Seller are on, the entertainment committee 'for this occasion. An illustrated talk was given b.y Darlene Seller and also by Mary Daley. Delores Klein gave a talk and demonstrations were eiven by Bonnie and Judy Froehlich and Virginia Simons. A hot, dry summer as we had In 1955—can have disappointing effects on crop yields, and it can also bring catastrophe to tinder- dry farm buildings. «It is then that a stricken fanner thanks his lucky stars that "he took out insurance" on his farm property. During the hot, dry summer of last year, and into the fall, Kns- sulh Mutual Insurance Co. «•;.'.-; called on to .settle a much larger number of farm fire losses than in a normal year. Fourteen big barns went up in flames, and there were five big Josses in which fire swept most of the farm buildings into ashes. As a result, Kossuth Mutual Insurance Assn. paid out $104,000.00 in loss claims, about $25.000 more than u.suaJ, according to Lola SeuffJiTujfl, secretary'of the firm. This-' fhcrease in plaiins settled was .due principally in (ires caused by spontaneous combustion, or of undetermined origin, but most likely caused by the dry summer wealr-cr. Volume of insurance handled by the firm increased $(i,067,3;M during 1955, bringing the amount, ot luial insurance in force at (** * Good Town Good People Good Community And we are happy to 1 serve them all with Ihe best TEXACO gas, oil and lube products! 'S TEXACO SERVICE "On North Edge of Algona" GENE MUUER, Lessee m Hifm of One of the in the United States OuKReport of Progris3!||. to the •' *3 ; ; Our total number' of S»M ployees increased [*^* 51 ' . persons : ja.j9^...'i^' sons in'*195$. i^i^u' •• 1-J --'~'*\ Our payroll for the year 1955 exceeded $220,000.00.v . Our sales in 1955 reached Sl.250,000.00 — an all-time record for our company. In 1955, we added a new addition to our main building — a 30 x 50 foot structure used for storage and expansion. In 1955, we added the reconditioning o f General Motors and Chrysler engines to the Ford line. , Our production has no,w. reached 675 engines per month, and 9.000 small parts such as fuel pumps, carburetors, etc., per Our company is pleased to join with other civic, industrial and business elements of the Algona community in presenting to our citizens a "Report of Progress" during the year just past. This we are happy to do, in a factual manner that fells of our own company's progress ... and we firmly belieVe that in sunVotal, al Ithat has happened in the Algona community reveals a fine record of progress, With others,, the management and employees of Universal Manufacturing 7 Co, join ,in saying: "Hera's to You- Algona" - and may we all go fprward soundly in the years to come. MANUFACTURING CO. f ort/; £ ng/ne Recondit loner 400 PIA0QNAI STREET . - •• -, .-'•••/'•' -y. i.--, '• .-,- , «.V- V ' * • -.'-:» •-.-.< IOVVA

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