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Billings Gazette (Newspaper) - August 14, 1956, Billings, Montana Warehouse Work Is Progressing Regional Offices Will Be Included Work on a new Gamble-Skog- mo, Inc., warehouse' at 2600 Bel- knap Ave, which will include feet of floor space and cost approximately in- cluding land and improvements, is proceeding rapidly, it was an- nounced Monday. E. R. Conry Construction Co. of Minneapolis is constructing the warehouse, and regional office, which wilt be of masonry and steel reinforcing construction. A. G. Roan of Billings, area man- ager, said Monday he hopes hip company can move into the new building by December 1. The present Gamble-Skogmo warehouse is at 2106 2nd Ave. N., where the company has operated on three floors plus basement since February 1939. The ware- house services 80 dealer stores in Montana and northern Wyo- ming in addition to branch or c o m p a n y-o w n e d-a n d-oper- aled stores in Billings, Bozeman, Glasgow, Hamilton, Havre, Hel- ena, Kajispell, Lewistown, Miles City, Missoula, Red Lodge, Sid- ney, and Sheridan, Thermopolis and Wyo. The Gamble-Skogmo ware- house will be the first building in the 94-acre Billings Industrial Park being developed by the Eire Land and Mercantile, Inc., which obtained the site in June The area, designed by Billings men as a model industrial subdi- vision, is northeast of the Great Western Sugar Co. factory and will be served by railroad track- age extended from the sugar factory. Fred W. Marble Jr., president, said the industrial park will provide facilities to bring new businesses to Billings in addition to giving present firms acreage to expand. Indus-' tries which would produce noise or odor will be excluded, and all firms in the site will be required to provide complete off-street parking fa- cilities, he said. "We are extremely pleased to have the Gamble-Skogmo ware- house as our first Marble Baid. He said the mod- ern, attractive building and land- scaped grounds exemplify the type of development desired in the site, which is a mile from downtown Billings. O. E, Lee Co. will handle sales for the industrial park. Gamble-Skogmo will have 5Vt acres for the 347x209-foot build- ing, including a front of 320 feet on Belknap Ave. The build- ing will face south, and the front will be faced with brick of light cream color trimmed with ma- roon and Kasota stone sills. Alu- minum will be utilized in 'the entrance and awning-type win- dows. The building, designed by Erwin Engler of Minneapolis, will have a complete fire sprin- kling system. Tha private railroad spur will accommodate four freight cars. Roan said it will receive four to eight cars a week. During 1955 the weekly average was five carloads or tons of mer- chandise received by railroad each week. Six of the .largest truck trailers will be able to load or unload at the west end of the building. The company has five tractor-type trucks and sev- en trailers which during 1955 traveled miles to haul tons of merchandise to stores. Sixty Billings residents will be employed in the warehouse and office, which will include approximately square feet. The office and lunchroom will be air-conditions and heated with a forced air system. C. J. Jewell is warehouse man- ager here for Gamble-Skogmo. Half Million Dollar Gamble-Skogmo Building, First in New Industrial Site I The Billings Ggitttt, Tuesdoy Morning, AugusH4, 1056 GOP PlatfornvBody Head ke Will Control Convention Gamble-Skogmo, Inc. hopes to move into this warehouse being constructed by a Minneapolis contractor'at 2600 Belknap Ave. by Dec. 1. hTe masonry and steel building will include feet of warehouse and modern office space and will cost approximately including improvements and paving for parking. It will be the first building en the 94-acre Billings Industrial Park development of the Eire Land and Mercantile, Inc. of Billings. The warehouse will be able to ac- commodate simultaneously four freight cars ami six trucks loading or unloading merchandise. The staff of 60 employes will bo the same as required now for the warehouse at 2106 2nd Ave. -N., where three floors and basement provide approxi- mately the same amount of floor photo Moving Toward Suez Aboard Giant Plane Europeans Showing But Little Interest in U.S. Conventions Waving British soldiers board a giant new Brittania plane Lat Hum airport in Hampshire, Eng- land, as a mass airlift of troops to Mediferranenn bases within striking range of the Suez Canal gels under way. The big plane, a 100-seat turbo prop craft, was being used for passenger flight for the first time. The Suez situation grew more difficult with Egypt's rejection of the British invitation to this week's London conference on the crisis. Unions Divide Their Support CHICAGO W Labor union By J. M. ROBERTS AP News Analyst Reports from Europe hnve it there isn't much interest over! there in the American political' conventions. In 1952 there was worry. Europe was about as satisfied with Ameri- can foreign policy as it ever is and, although Dwlglit Elsenhower was n popular figure there, no change was desired Since then Eisenhower has be- come one of the control figures n Europe's hopos for pence; American foreign policy has not changed; and Europe Is now sot- sficrt that Hie Republican nml democratic labels don't m c n n nnch to (hem. They are more able to take. In mosl Americans do too n (hose later stories of ruination told at Chicago Monday light, and the predictions of worse vhich will be made at San Fran- cisco next week when the possl- )ilily of a Democratic victory is :neiilionod. Europeans will never quite un- derstand the gyrations of Amcri- the Kennedy, vico president of United Mine Workers McDonald and Kennedy were working to expand support for Harrirnan in the big 74 vote Penn- sylvania delegation, where Gov. George M. Leader claimed over- whelming support for Stevenson. There was no attempt by the leaders divided loyalties Monday 15-mitlion member AFL-CIO to between leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomi- nation. But they kept an eye on the key Michigan delegation where Walter Reuther, United Auto Workers Union chief, weilds in- fluence. The Michigan contingent, with 44 convention votes, leaned to- ward Adlai Stevenson, whom Reulher was said to prefer. However, forces supporting Gov. Averell Harriman of New York were seeking to capture life favor of Michigan Gov. G. Mcnnen Wil- liams and Reuther. Williams, a favorite son candi- date for the Democrats' top nom- ination, has never expressed a for- mal preference as between Ste- venson and Harriman. At limes he has been critical of Steven- son's civil rights views. A number of union leaders at- tending the convention were sup- porting Harriman. These included David J. McDonald, Stcelworkers Union president, George M. Har rison, president of the Railway Clerks Brotherhood, and Thomas take sides officially between Ste- venson and Harriman, the latter favored by former President Tru- man. But leaders of individual un- ions were openly choosing be- tween the two. Harrison, chairman of the par ty's labor advisory committee, held a reception Sunday night for Harriman. It was well attended by union officials. Harrison ar ranged a similar reception Mon- day night for Stevenson. Gus Scholle, Michigan CIO Coun- cil chairman, said at a meeting of his state's group Sunday night that he felt 80 per cent of the Michigan delegates favor Steven- son. He said Gov. Williams holds Ihe key to the way the delegation will go. If Williams withdraws as a favorite son said, a nod candidate, Scholle from the governor could loss the slate delegation to Stevenson nearly 100 per cent. But if Williams should favor Harriman, Schoole added, the del egation would split fairly evenly between Harriman and Stevenson Never a BETTER CAR BETTER BUY! Would you believe it? You can own a big, new Pontiac loaded with luxury features with 124' wheel- base, rugged X-member frame plus the brawn and "go" of 227-h.p. at a budget-pleasing price! Pontiac prices start below 43 small-car models! See for yourself. nowl AUGUST IS THE TIME TO TRADE fS fUN TltAH greatut comfort and go on fun. SUMMBRJIME TSAVEUNG 7IMSI Amtrka't motf fcanomlcaf V-8 a of your trip coiM. JRADIHG TIMEt Your prtienf car It worffi fo ut no than H tver will be again. PONTIAC RECENTLY BROKE 54 NASCAR ENDURANCE AND SPEED'RECORDS AT RONNEVILLE, UTAH Pontiac MaclNTYRE MOTOR CO. 1st Ave. N. and Division St., Billings, Mont. deceive Reports on the slate onvenlion in Miles City were resented at the meeting ot the iclney Women ot the Moose. It also announced that the Vomen of the Moose drill team ilaccd .third in sliilc compelltior convention. Musica consisted of a piano musical skit by John t the umbers olo and Vatkins. can polilics, any more than Amer leans will understand those of, say France, tint one Bi'rlin pnpcr seems l< inve gotten sonic Idea. Trying U explain Hie political symbols oC tin donkey mid the elephant, it said: "They are not beasts ol prey After the political campaign they vill jointly ami peacefully pull tin nrls of the nation." And, it mltiht have added, whci he President of the United Slate enters a room In 1957, everybody vill stmul up, ns nlvvnys. Real Eslate Transfers c. J. Wllllnmt Co. lo Holiort J, mil MIMrcil J, Lot OA of nrormlfrt plnl. nl 9, 10, 11 rvurl Dover Bub- (llvlslon. Alex Tjelim Jr, nntl Loreno Ttohm ol Laurel to Leo 1. and Edna p. Uooilmnti of 21 nntl 22 In block fl, Morris Subdivision. llrAt flllni, Alnx lichen Jr. aiirt Lorenc llchin o: I.nurrl lo ChcsU-r A. nntl Ediin n. HlfUc ol 20 (cot of lot 5. lot I tuid north 20 feet ol lot 7, block X Morrli Subdivision. Ilm mint. O. J. anil Eltr.iliotll A. Tftscn lo Jacob and Irene I. 49, block 6 Lltlli Sulj.llvljlr.il third mini. SAN FRANCISCO _ The chairman of the Republican reso- utions committee pledged Mon- day that the GOP platform for the 1956 convention will be true to ho philosophy of President Eisen- hower. "This is an Elsenhower conven- Sen. Prescolt Bush (R- 2onn.) told a news conference. "And we will set forth the virtues and accomplishments of his ad- ministration in the platform and pledge continuation of that pol- icy. 'We will arnlt a platform pre- senting the Elsenhower record of peace, prosperity and progress and our pledges for Hie future- promises which will be kept, as we kept those we niado in 1952." Bush said lie had discussed the OOP platform with President Ei- senhower and wllh former Presi- dent Herbert Hoover. "Both expressed strikingly par- allel views concerning the desir- ability of n platform Hint Is brief, forthright and honest with the American Bush said. llo said he did not expect any "groat area of dispute" over the platform, not even with Southern delegates on the civil right Issue. Charging the Democrats with obstructing the Elsenhower civil rights program in Congress, Hush Ml division in the Republican party on that he added, i Republican National Chairman Leonard W. Hall, who watched the start of the Democratic con- vention on television, told news- men that he didn't care ivhrj the Democratic presidential nominee is. said are strong for civil rights legislation as proposed by the President lu his state of the union message." "1 personally feel we should mention that the Supremo Court Asked if he'd rather campaign against Adlai E. Gov. Averell Harriman York, Hall snorted, "I don't care who it is and that goes for Sen. Stuart Symington the choice of that convention." Hall said the GOP national 'com- mittee had received letters on Harold E. "dump Nixon" movement-hand that "80 to 85 per cent of, them speak favorably of an Eisenhower- Nixon ticket." Hall is openly working for Vice President Richard M. Nixon Mr. Elsenhower's running mate while Stassen is Gov. Christian A, Hcrler of Mas- sachusetts.' Helpful Motorist Guides 'Lost' Driver to Ticket PROVIDENCE, R. I. Iffl Mo- torist Philip L. Billings, 23, of Knsl Hartford, Conn., got Idst Sun- ilny. lie asked Kenneth R. Pelkey, 3-1, of Enficld, Conn., a in'bttfrist who was halted nt a traffic'light, decision on segregation is the for the road to East Hnrtford." law of the land and our plans to implement tlio Connecticut senator snid. "I don't think we will hnvo any "Follow said Pelkey. Bil- lings did. Both got arrested lot speeding, and were fined MOVING? 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