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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 24

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Pellet Feed to Pig Motel to Hog Feeding Units By Arlo Jaeobson (Th« R«fliit»r'i C8mm«rei»l fdlter) STORM LAKE, IA. — 7,ane Bellcour started running a motel far pigs as a sideline to his pelleted feed business here and the pig motel in turn led to a sideline business of manufacturing prefabricated buildings and equipment for hogs. Rellcour is the owner of Iowa Pellets, Inc., a feed operation on an acreage two miles west of here along Iowa Highway 7. Snftn \CE5MOINE5J Manufacturing operations ar? currently spread out over a " irle area, with some assembly and painting work taking place :n the. yard around the pellet null Rut plans call for a manufacturing building to be erected this summer al the cast end of the office building. Bellcour had been operating a bagged feed dealership in Storm Lake before erecting the pellet, business in l%4. He. started the pig motel business in IDfifi with a couple of buildings that had facilities to finish 500 head of hogs each. The hogs go into the buildings al about 40 pounds and are fed out by Bellcour on a contract business. Finish 9.000 Hogs The pig motel business has flourished and Rellcour now has six buildings and facilities to feed out 3,000 hogs at a lime. The pig crop is rotated three times a year, giving Bellcour Iowa Business Personalities facilities to finish 9,000 head to a selling weight of about. 210 pounds. Bellcour has feeding contracts with live farmers, with one of them taking up two of the buildings. As » result of his success with this phase of the business, Bellcour started selling pie-fabricated farrowing houses to farmers. A lumber yard puts out the buildings in sections and they are assembled on the farm. The next step was Bellcour's rnlry into manufacturing /ane Brllcour jind "a </ow/ one so / untile one." sow feeding stalls. "I couldn't find a Rood one so I made "lie," he said. The stalls, of heavy iron pipe, come made up in sections. They are complete with a feeding trough that tilts for cleaning and back gales that can be lipped open by pulling a chain at the front. Bellcour has been making and selling these stalls for two years. At present, they am being fabricated in an old garage in Storm Lake and In the driveway of an idle Storm Lake elevator and painted at the pellet plant. The next step was making Home changes in an infra-red pig heater to suit his own purposes. Bellcour sells these but they are made for him by another firm. Mobile Farrowing House Latest product of Iowa Pellets is a mobile farrowing house. The complete tinifl are taken to the farm, jacked up and let down onto a temporary foundation. They are sold primarily to farm tenants who cannot finance a permanent building. The hog equipment and buildings are sold all over northwest Iowa and the feed stalls and pigs heaters have gone all over the hog belt. The heaters have gone as far as California. Sales are made directly through advertising — there are no dealers or distributors. The enterprise now ha* about 20 full-time employed, Including nix men who work as feed salesmen. Bernard Rosner is feed sales manager. Shipping of equipment is by various methods. A semi-load is sent if enough is sold in a given area. Other persons come to the plant here and pick up the equipment, Bellcour is a native of Detroit Lakes, Minn., and attended schools there. He was in the Air Corps from 1943 to 1947, going through flight training and serving as a flight engineer. To Storm Lake In 1959 After military service, he worked in stores in Kewanee, 111., and Detroit Lakes before coming to Storm Lake to open the feed bag business in 1999. Bellcour, a recent widower, has one daughter, Mrs. Joyce Walc/.ak, who lives in St. Paul, Minn. His wife was active in the business until her death earlier this year. His favorite outside activities are hunting and fishing. He went to Montana for elk hunting last year but had to settle for a deer. He plans to go bear hunting this year and also has a license to hunt mountain goats in Montana. Promoted by United Federal United Federal Savings and Loan Association announced the promotion of G. Francis (Robbie) Robinson to manager of Its Ottumwa office. Robinson, an Ottumwa native, has been assistant manager of the office since early spring and active in real estate and property management in the area for a number of years. Donald Cook, United Federal vice-president, cited the growth of United Federal in the 01- tumwa area since its merger with Ottumwa Federal Savings 1 and Loan last November. PROCTORHEADS NATIONALISTS low* vlc») VEHICLES GIVE 228,000 JOBS The manufacture, sale, servicing and commercial use of motor vehicles in Iowa accounts for 228.000 jobs, accord-, ing to a statistical report by the Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.. Detroit, Mich. The special study on the mo- : tnr vehicle industry in Iowa, issued last week, disclosed that, firms primarily engaged in manufacture, distribution and servicing operated 6,(100 different establishments' employing Annual payrolls of these' firms exceeded $150 million, the 1 survey said. In addition, for'-, hire trucking employed 12.100' workers with an annual payroll. of $71 million. • ; The -special study showed; that, manufacturers of motor' vehicles, not including inde-j pendent suppliers, operate 33! plants'or offices in Iowa, employing 1.800 with an annual payroll of $14 million. | Iowa's 953 new car and truck ! dealers represent a total- investment of $83 million, employ 12,200 workers and pay $67 million in wages and salaries annually, the report said. , Some 177,000 workers, in-j eluding maintenance, shipping! and other trucking employes,,! are involved in the commercial use of motor trucks, the survey! HOME PLANNING COMMERCE 4-1 ARCHlTfX'TS HOMF, July 27, 196? Central Court: A Touch of Ancient Rome The ancient Romans had their shortcomings but housing wasn't one of them. They were far ahead of their time in residential construction and living comfort. One of their devices was the atrium, a central court that was the focal point of all activity in a Roman bouse. H was a niecca for gardening, games and social life. Unman Past This week the Associated Architects have borrowed a page from the Roman past. The Yarra, a Spanish-style house, reflects some of that Roman grandeur. It has an atrium that adds not only atmosphere and beauty but a different way of life — for the Twentieth Century, that is. This is a low-slung, sweeping model t h at has conveniences modern families demand. Among them are two fireplaces, a large living room, equally spacious family room, dining room, four, bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen with breakfast area and double-size garage. Atrium and Pool , there's Ih Spanish style plan has four hcdr roiins, two baths, two fireplaces. 1,326,000 automobiles and 370.000 commercial vehicles. Some 107.000 truck?, or better state privately owned, are used on farm?, the report said. i FREEMAN BUYS: GRAHAM SIGN pS- traffic proceeds smoothly in a circular pattern. The living room, which has one of the two fireplaces, has ample dimensions. U-Shaped A U-shaped arrangement of built-in appliances and cabinets Pool highlights the floor plan. Blueprints Available Complete blueprints, material list and specifications for The Yarra may be obtained for $12.90 for a set and $8.90 for each additional set. Available for $1.25 is "New Selected Custom Houses," a paperback hook containing 88 varied designs. Send check or money order, no currency, to: Department DRT, The Associated Newspapers, 1501 Broadway. New York, N.Y. 10036. (he o(hp| . Thfi fami , room , Rc , otheg dose|B a linen • convenient arrangement for entertaining guests. The other two bedrooms have back yard through sliding glass doors. ; Laundry Room I. The laundry room is off the ! garage and handy to the kitch- ! en. Nearby in the garage is a storage area. BEEF PACKERS CHOSE GOLDEN (I he R«flist*r's I own News Service) OAKLAND, JA. - Darrcll R. Golden, formerly regional production manager for the Green Giant Co. at Reaver Dam, Wis., has been named executive vice-president of American Beef Packers here. Frank R. West, board chairman and president of ABP, said Golden will be responsible for operations, product development and marketing. At Green Giant, Golden was responsible-for six of the company's plants in Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan. In recent months, he has been on temporary loan to Green Giant's corp o r a t e new venture team, where he headed the company's investigation of the meat packing industry. Golden was graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1949 with a degree in agricultural economics and joined Green Giant as Iowa division crop control manager the same year. He conducted a survey of international production possibilities in southern Africa in 1960-61. A native of Hornick, la., Golden attended high school at Holly Springs, and served in the Corps of Engineers in World War II. Easton Blvd., designers and manufacturers of displays for trade shows and conventions, has purchased the Graham Sign Co., 101 Sheridan ave. Harry L. Graham, in the sign SSSS, S Restaurant PERSONALITIES Manager Elected cation. D. S. (Buck) Freeman said the acquisition will add greater versatility to Freeman's existing facilities Freeman Demrating also handles complete arrangements for national conventions and sales meetings. In addition to Des Mome?, the firm ha~ offices at Omaha. Neb. I'mr. er. Colo., Houston, Dallas and Foil Worth, Tex. Pocahontas Bank Re-elects Officers Charles F. Simon, vice president of Eddie Webster's, Inc., Bloomington, Minn., will become the manager of the firm's new restaurant in West Des Mninrs. .Edward S. Webster, president and chairman of the board of the concern, said Simon will also supervise construction of the restaurant. Simon is a past president of the Minnesota Capital Slock Insurance association. Prior to joining Kddie Webster's, Simon' Uris vice president of the -a-— And Industry By Paul E. Wnodard has joined the firm of Ac-oust icon Woodard i C'o. A Roosevelt High graduate,] he had been in Wichita, Kan. ' District Agent l,<>l«oy Hill at-; tended the Lutheran Mutual Lifej Insurance Co. award convention al Vail, Colo., being! one of 142 agenl.s who qualified' for attendance because of pro-j during the last year. James A. Mullin, jr., assistant vice president of Home Federal Savings and Loan Association, has been elected president of the Des Moines chapter, Society of Real Estate Appraisers. Other officers elected were Harold E. Lenihan, vice presi- JAMI* A. (Tht Rftglsrtr'i lewi News Servtrt) POCAHONTAS, IA. - Officers of the Pocahontas State Bank were re-elected at the stockholders July meeting. W F. Rich, Fort Dodge, is noard chairman* John J. Gordon, president; Loren Oleson, cashier and security officer, and Veronica Lampe, assistant cashier. Directors include Ken- man of Remsen, Thomas A. Nixon, and Rich. MOTIVATION SEMINAR Joe Batten will present a seminar on "Tough-Minded Motivation" Tuesday at the National Motor Inn. Batten is the author of "Tough-Minded Management." The seminar is sponsored by Batten, Batten, Hudson & Swab, Inc. And the breakfast area is ap- 6 """ """'." shelves. least under part of the Yarra. proximately 13 feet square. Master JMitte -j.j, e No ^ bedroom enjoys i Dimensions are approximate- The other fireplace is in the The master bedroom has a proximity to the main bath — a ly 90 feet by 54 feet and there family room that has the at- \ private bath with dressing area comfortable dimensions and I are 2,780 square feet of living rium on one side and a patio on and vanity. There are two i one of them connects to the'area. AID CONTRACTS TO IOWA FIRMS I • Iowa manufacturers received I $1,769,260 worth of foreign orders financed by the Agency for International Development (4ID) during the last six months of 1968. The agency carries out the federal government's economic assistance program in less developed countries. There were 49 firms In 23 Iowa cities and towns that received the AlD-financed orders' according to the agency. AID also reported that two Iowa institutions, five individuals and one engineering firm held 12,845,907 in technical service program contracts under AID at the end of 1968. Tht University of Iowa, Iowa City, art I»wa State University, Amei, accounted for |8,IM,i7t «f th« technical service contracts total in effect on Dec. 31. 1 Terra Chemicals International, Inc., a Sioux City pro, ducer of anhydrous ammonia fertilizer, accounted for 41.4 per cent of the Iowa manufacturing total, with orders of $732.969. Other major 1 holders were • Winpower Manufacturing Co , Newton, with |1W,¥72 in orders and FMC Corp. Lutk Belt Spwd- '«r Division, Ctd«r Rapids,i with $121 ,9M to ordm i two for three cocktail lounges, and banquet facilities frr 300 guests, represents an investment in excess of $l million. Buyers Guide A^ded j To Sears Catalogue i Sears, Roeburk and Co.'s 1969 [fall catalogue includes a "Guide lor Informed Buying " The guide includes a discussion of materials used in consumer products in terms of performance, durability and practical ' use, tips on fabric care, information about motors, engines I and electronic equipment, and an explanation of product terms commonly found in consumer . advertising. I son O & U .Securities C< meed thai Arnold L. Erick-i Elected as directors: William las elected as secretary in D. Shane, the past president, Irving Redstone, 2212 Thirty-) second st., returned from a neck-' lie buying trip in* New York,: Sales Manager ' ' ' (The RcQlsler'i Iowa N«wi Service) : AMANA, IA. — Arnana Re- Construction Group fngeration, Inc., announced the Schedules Speaker a PP°'itment of Kevin Furlong as product sales manager, .Joe King of F. W. Dodge Hadarange microwave ovens. Corp. will be guest speaker at. Furlong, who joined Amana the dinner meeting of the Des in 1965, for the last three years Moines chapter, Women in ('on- has been regional sales man- struction, at S:I5 p.m. Monday ager in Iowa-Nebraska lerrito- at .the Hickman Motor l-odge. ry. Prior to this he had been The business session will in- \ special Amana sales represen- clude election of officers, elec-;tativ« on the West Coast. A tion of "WIC of the Year" «nd ] resident of Cedar Rapids, Fur"Boss of the Year." | long will headquarter at AmaJi». APPOINT BRUA IOWA MANAGER Philip R: Brua hasyfieeh appointed managing engineer for Iowa for the Portland Cement association, according to an a n n ouncement by Carl J. Chappell, Kansas City, Mo., the West Cent r a 1 regional manager of the association. The Iowa office is in the Savings and Loan Building here. Brua has been with Portland Cement since June, 1958, serving in the Minnesota-North Dakota office and the West Central regional office. He was regional paving engineer from January, 1967, to Jan. 1, 1969, when he was appointed regional adminislrativt engineer. Brua succeeds David I(. Com. ann, jr., who resigned to join the consulting firm of Shive. Hattery and Associates. A native of Fargo, N.D., Brua holds an engineering degree from North Dakota State University. He was a project and resident engineer with the North Dakota slate highway department and was a senior engineer with Sverdrup & Parcel Engineering Co., St. Louis, Mo., before joining Portland Cement. NAMERHOAOS TO HIGH POST Wilbur Rhoads has been named administrative vice- president of REACO, INC., which includes , (i u n Club S p o r t s w ear, Airline Textile Mfg. Co., Travel House and Dcs-Klecn. He started In 1956 as salesman with the^—.,, original com- ^^ * pany, Gun Club Sportswear. RHOADS When Airline Textile was established in 1959, Rhoads was named general manager of the two firms. At that time, with the two companies, President Bob Allen began a year-round plant operation in his own building instead of having his sportswear manufactured under contract by another firm. Airline Textile's first operation was junior flight bags, which continue to be one of the company's best sellers. Travel House, a mail order operation, was the third subsidiary to be formed, in the..sunv mer of 1965. Dex-Kleen a gun- wiper, was added in 1968. Rhoads lives at Indianola. Titus Metals Names Pries (Th« Register's Iowa News Service) WATERLOO, IA. - Arthur Pries, jr., has been appointed general manager of Titus Metals Division of Titus Manufacturing Corp., Waterloo, according to announcement by Robert W, Titus, company president. Pries has been with Titus Metals five ARTHUR years as an en- MIIS, JR. gineer and plant superinten- de" 4 . Titus Metals is a producer of aluminum extrusions. Prior to roming to - Titus. Pries was employed as a tool (.ngmeer at Illinois Precise Casting Co. at Franklin Park, HI. He lives at Cedar Falls. •ICHARB R. CEDAR RAPIDS, IA. Richard R. Proctor has been elected president and chief executive officer o f National Oats Co. James L. Cooper, the president since 1953, a n- nounced that he plans to retire in accor- 1 dance with the company's retirement plan after 40 years of service. Proctor has been executive vice president sinde 1964. He began his career in the accounting department of National Oats here in 1934. He became assistant traffic manager in 1935 and was transferred to grocery product sales in 1937 and to industrial sales in 1941. He was elected vice president and a director of the company in 1952 Born In Cedar Rapids, Proctor received hi* BA degree at the University of Iowa In 1934. He I* • director of the Cedar Rapid* Chamber of Commerce and Grain Inspection Service. Cooper became associated with the company on June 3, 1929, as a retail salesman. National Oats became a subsidiary of Liggett St Myers Inc. Sept. 39, 1967. Its headquarters and cereal products division are here. New Insurance Agency Formed Grand Opening for Duplicating Firm A grand opening of the Des Moines offices of Gestetner Corp. at 1301 Locust st., is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Gestetner Corp., international manufacturer of duplicating machines and supplies, opened its Des Moines branch office Apr. 15. The branch serves a 32-cnunty area of central Iowa. Headquarters of the United States branches is in Yonkers, N.Y. The international headquarters is located in London, England, William E. Mullen, 1250 Seventy-third st., is Des Moines branch office manager. | The formation of a new in- j surancc agency was announced jointly by Robert L. Jacobsen, vice-president of General Mortgage Corp., and Thomas C. Murray, president of Murray Agency, Inc. They will occupy new offices on the second floor in the Fleming building. The new agency will be known as General Insurance Agency, Inc., and is a result of a merger of the insurance department of General Mortgage Corp. and the Murray Agency, Inc. Jacobsen and Murray bring more than 35 years combined insurance experience to the new agency. Lansing Banker On Europe Tour (The Register's lows Nlws Strvici) , WAUKON, IA. - Mr. and | Mrs. Thomas Kerndt, repre- , senting Kerndt Brothers Savi ings Bank of Lansing are on a 21-day International Banking Seminar and tour of Europe. The seminar and tour will include visits to some major European banks and conferences with representatives of the European banking community. While in HolJand, the Kerndts will visit the manufacturing plant of Nijerk Buttons, Ltd., at Nijerk. This company is one of the suppliers of buttons for Lansing Co., Inc. of Lansing. WARREN TRAVEL MOVES Warren Travel Agency, Inc. has moved to 1202> Grand ave. from the Kresge Building where it has been located for the past twenty years. Soliday's Holidays is an affiliate of the agency. Architect* Exam Unit Elect* Healey Edward H. Healey, partner in the firm, Brown Healy Bock, Architects-Engineers, Cedar Rapids, was elected president of the Iowa Board of Architectural Examiners at the annual meeting last week Howard F. Bianco, Mason City architect, was elected vice president, and Gerald I. Criff- ith, Dei Moinw, spcretary- irM*urer. Board members, appointed for five year terms by th« governor, enmuie and license architects who wish to j practice in Iowa. AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Have you considered aerial photography as a potential approach to your advertising or promotion program? Dramatic aerial photography is a part of our business and we can provide you with quality color or black-and-white photos anywhere in Idwa. Let us help you formulate your plans. Call . . . REGISTER AN O TJUBIWE COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOURTH FLOOR • 715 LOCUST Cill 214-1221; AfUr $ P.M. - 215-3119 w 277-7411

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