Beatrice (Neb.) Daily Sun, Oct. 28, 1958
The contract to build the 100,000 bushel elevator on the old Wiebe Lumber Co. property has already been let, August Grell said last night. He stated that the contractor is Ted Morris, Grain Storage Construction Co., Council Bluffs, Ia. They have materials on order and are ready to go to work, he stated. The Beatrice Concrete Co. has a sub-contract for furnishing the concrete for the structure, which is to be built at an estimated cost of $250,000.
Editor’s note: There is a discrepancy in capacity of the elevator as recorded in the two articles. We believe the 340,000-bushel figure is more likely correct.
The Lincoln Star, Dec. 27, 1958
Beatrice, Neb. — Construction has begun here on a new 340,000 bushel capacity grain elevator by the Farmer’s Co-Op. Being built by the Grain Storage Construction Co. of Council Bluffs, Ia., the elevator will consist of 8 concrete bins, 120 feet high with a 40-foot high headhouse on top to house lifting machinery.
We thank our friend Susan Allen for unearthing this and other clippings.
Beatrice Daily Sun, Dec. 26, 1958
Well this explains who Grain Storage Construction of Council Bluffs is. I have pictures of their work at a few place around Nebraska and Iowa.
Tillotson Construction Co. slowed its pace in the late 1950s, so we figure that Ted Morris took all his experience across the Missouri River, from Omaha to Council Bluffs, and kept his hand in with Grain Storage Construction Co.
I run across the number discrepancy fairly frequently in the archives when I am looking for New Deal projects. It can be frustrating.
It keeps us on our toes!