The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 23, 1965 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

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Tuesday, March 23, 1965
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Milwaukee, C & N.W. Vote In May On Merger - Both Serve County THE MILWAUKEE ROAD THE NORTH WESTERN NOT TO SCALE The boards of directors of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad Company and the Chicago and North Western Railway Company today approved the definitive terms of a consolidation agreement which will be submitted to stockholders of the two companies for approval at their respective annual meetings in May. The Milwaukee Road annual meeting is on May 11, and the North Western's is May 18. Both meetings will be held in Chicago. Both roads serve Algona, where the two lines cross. William J. Quinn, President of the Milwaukee Road, and Ben W. Heineman, chairman of the North Western, said the action by their boards of directors "brings the two railroads one step closer to- what many have for a number of years considered to be an ideal combination." "We are convinced," they said, "that there are no other two railroads in the nation which, In combination, could bring greater benefits to all Interested groups. It would be beneficial to the regions and communities served, to investors, employees, shippers and the general public which ultimately pays the cost of transportation. "Unification would provide unusual opportunities for consolidating and Improving the efficiency of yards, trackage, stations and other facilities In the mid- western area served by both carriers." they said. "The improvements and economies made possible by unification would be reflected in many ways. "More funds would be available for acquiring necessary new equipment, for pursuing an aggressive program of modernization, and for carrying out costly maintenance projects. Industries now served by the individual companies would benefit from the pooling and, consequently, the more efficient distribution of the large fleets of freight cars now maintained by each company." The two executives said such strengthening is "absolutely essential" If the lines of the two companies are to compete effectively with trucks and water carriers operating over government maintained highways and waterways. They also said such strengthening is "vital" If the two companies are to weather the adverse effects of any significant business downturn. "i'ne elimination of overlapping and duplicating facilities," they said, "could benefit many communities by releasing choice real estate for industrial development or for civic improvements. In the field of industrialist development, the unified company could carry on a much more comprehensive and energetic program of attracting new industry into the regions served than could either of the two roads individually." Under the terms of the agreement, the Milwaukee Road and the North Western would be consolidated to form a new Delaware corporation known as the Chicago, Milwaukee and North Western Transportation Company. Quinn and Heineman stated that the annual benefits from the consolidation would be substantial. As a unified company, the Chicago, Milwaukee and North Western Transportation Company would extend "coast to coast." The Milwaukee line extends from the midwest to the port of Seattle. The North Western, on the other hand, serves every major western terminal port on the St. Lawrence Seaway on the western shores of Lake Michigan and the southern shores of Lake Superior. The Milwaukee and the North Western are basically mid- western carriers, although the Milwaukee has a line which extends to the Pacific Northwest, while the North Western has a line that reaches to the base of the Rockies in Wyoming. As of December 31, 1964, the Milwaukee operated 10,534 miles of road and the North Western operated 10,416. If consolidated today, the unified company would operate the longest railroad in the country with, almost 21,000 miles ol road. Only the proposed Great Northern Pacific and Burlington Lines with more than 24,000 miles would be larger. In terms of revenues, however, the combined Milwaukee - North Western would rank In 8th place along Class 1 roads, primarily Because of considerable under utilization of productive capacity of the two railroads, each of which has substantial branch line mileage. Ottosen U.P.W. Held Annual Day Of Prayer United Presbyterian Women met Friday with Naomi Strutters hostess. Mrs. Earl Long gave the lesson. Naomi Struthers led the World Day of Prayer, which was also held that day. Members of the Presbyterian church are appreciative of the gift of a pulpit, three pulpit chairs and a hymn board from the Presbyterian church at Plover. This church has dissolved and the people are now attending the Presbyterian church at Pocahontas. Mrs. Selma Nelson has been staying at the home of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Himrod- at Humboldt. Mrs. Nelson has not been feeling well. Callers this week at the Dean Telford home to see the new baby, Steven^Jay, were Mr. and Mrs. W. G! Moench of Humboldt, Mrs. LeRoy Worby and children, Mrs. Alfred Schultz, Mrs. Ralph Jacobson, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jacobson and family, Mrs. Verne Waechter, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Telford and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zinnel. The WacoustaDo-R-Best Girls 4-H club met at the Ottosen school Saturday. Virginia Struthers was hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Bjarne Oppedahl of Ft. Dodge, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar dppedahl and Mr. and Mrs. Knut Oppedahl were Sunday dinner guests at the Richard Oppedahl home at Vermillion, So. Dak. They also visited Mrs. Bertha Oppedahl, who has spent the winter at the Richard Oppedahl home. Julie and John, twins of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Petersen had their tonsils re moved at Lutheran hospital, Ft. Dodge, Monday morning. Mr. and Mrs.MaynardKressin of Lone Rock became parents of an 8 lb., 13 oz. son at Algona March 13. Mr. Kressin works at the elevator here and now the family will soon move to the Starln farm. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Struthers of Wesley were Wednesday guests at the Albert Thorsen home. Other afternoon coffee guests were Mrs. Kate Jacobson, Mrs. Harvey Thorsen and Clara and Mrs. W. E. Hundertmark. Mrs. Hundertmark, who recuperated at the Thorsen home a few days following surgery, went to her home at West Bend Thursday. Nell WehrspannofEastMoline, 111. spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wehrspann. Edwin Speich took his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Antone Speich and their family all out to eat Sunday at Ft. Dodge in honor of their forty-third wedding anniversary. Not everyone could be present, but there were thirteen. In the afternoon they visited at the Paul Berninghaus home where they enjoyed lunch and an anniversary cake. The Speich children presented their parents with a beautiful mum plant. Mr. and Mrs. John Zastrow of Marshalltown were Wednesday overnight visitors at the Ray Pentico home. They all were supper guests at the Fred Niewald home at Emmetsburg. Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Metzger and family, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Laubenthal and family and Mr. and Mrs. Orval Fuchsen and family were Sunday breakfast guests at the Charles Schmidt home. Mr. and Mrs. Cletls Hundert- .mark and family were Sunday GAINED or LOST WEIGHT ? THEN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR COMPLETE ALTERATION SERVICE. MODERN DRY CLEANERS and TAILORS Phone 295-5277 Algona Don't make me laugh. You mean to say, I could have bought a big, luxurious Dodge Polara, and I would have gotten a 383 cu. in. V8, carpeting, foam seats, and all those other things at no extra cost? Who's laughing? At Polara's prices, why clown around with smaller cars? See your Dodge Dealer. See Polara-with a 121 inch wheelbase, weighing almost 4,000 pounds. Powered by a 383 cu. in. V8. At popular prices. DODOE DIVISION ^CHRYSLER l^y MOTORS CORPORATION '65 Badge Palara PERCIVAL MOTORS, Inc. - 800 South Phillips, Aigona, Iowa , WATCH "THE BOB HOPE SHOW," NBC-TV. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTING. , RLLBMS evening visitors at the Richard Howieson home at Clarion and at the LeRoy Tendall home at Belmond. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jacobson visited her sister, Mrs. Helen Malm at Palmer Sunday. Host Of Awards Made Pack 70 Cub Scout Units Cub Scout Pack 70 held Its regular meeting Tuesday evening, March 16, at the Bryant School Gym. Den 3 had the open- Ing number, Den 3 won the attendance nag. Den 2 presented a skit of Mexican Songs, and Den 5 had the exhibit. Awards were presented to the following Cub Scouts. Den 1 - Dennis McGuire Lion Badge - gold arrow. Mark McGuire - Wolf badge - gold arrow and 2 sliver arrows. Darrel Hammer - gold and silver arrow. Den 2 - Terry Buscher Denner Stripe, Dean Kern - Wolf badge - assistant Denner stripe. Allen Ulfers - Wolf badge. John Robinson - Wolf badge, Keven Owens - Sliver Arrow, Jim Welp Silver Arrow. Den 3 - Steven Schneider Denner Stripe, Mark Montag Assistant Denner Stripe, Joe Bernardo - assistant Denner Stripe. Den 5 - Erman Hansen - Service Star, Scott Dodds - activity patch - assistant denner, Gerald Bramley - Bob-cat Pin, Dennis Payne - lion Badge - gold and silver arrow, Warren Hauser perfect attendance bar and service star. After the regular meeting the Plnewood Derby was held. Winners were: Mark McGuire, Dennis McGuire, Jim Welo. John Upper De* Moln«i—5 Tuesday, March 23, 196$ Robinson, Steven Schneider, Barrel Stevens, Kevin Hensley and Scott uodds. Grand Prize winner of Pack 70 was Jim Welp, and runner up was John Robinson. NEW SEAMLESS ALL-ALUMINUM CAN (I) SEALS IN HAMM'S A FAMOUS FRESHNESS 12 OUNCES LIGHTWEIGHT FAST-CHILLING • IMJ III*.. Him* Brnlni e», iriiM* I. Jt POTTER DISTRIBUTING CO. Phone 295-3202 ALGONA (14-16-18-20) rr/ CORN • SOYBEAN L I IM I RESCHEDULED DUE TO BLIZZARD OF LAST WEEK or. 29 V. F. W. Hall - Algona 9 A.M. To 3:30 P.M. FREE LUNCH AT NOON SPONSORED BY: ALLIS-CHALMERS MANUFACTURING CO. DE KALB AGRICULTURAL ASS'N. FARMERS ELEVATOR SERVICE CO. AMCHEM PRODUCTS, INC. SHELL CHEMICAL CO. Co-Sponsored By: NO. CENTRAL PUBLIC SERVICE SECURITY STATE BANK ALGONA FLOUR & FEED JOE BRADLEY FIRESTONE LINDE IMPLEMENT CO. ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES \ DIAMOND'S

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