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Britt News-Tribune, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1954, Britt, Iowa r s. VOLUME 60 SIems JULY 28, 1954 NUMBER 52 Soncrant Accepts Hamilton County Hospital Post Submits Resignation Here This Week Effective October 1 Gordon E. or of the Hancock County Memorial submitted his resignation to the board of trustees Monday His resignation came following his acceptance of a similar position at the 80-bed Hamilton County Hospital at Webster He will take over his new position about Oct. 1. Soncrant has been in Britt about two being administrator ing the important days of tion and organization of the new hospital in Hancock It opened under his supervision in July 1953. Expand 1954 Hancock County Junior Fair Bank Deposits Hit Record Total Footings Over Million On Records The seven banks operating in Hancock county had total footings in the sum of at the close of business on June 30, to published statements the past two This is believed to be an all time Total deposits listed in the ments of the seven banks were and the combined capital accounts of the seven institutions was 362.83. The First State Bank at Britt listed the largest footings with a total of followed closely by the Hancock County National at Garner with total footings in the sum of 608.34. Other banks operating in cock county whose totals were in- cluded in the totals are Farmers Bank and Trust Crystal Farmers State First National State Savings and Corwith State Gordon E. Soncrant Board Chairman Erwin Buck said he received letter Monday afternoon and that his resignation would be accepted at the next meeting of the board August 9. would like to have had Soncrant continue as said he is a capable man and we had to ex- that he would be moving on to a bigger The Hamilton County Hospital board contacted Buck about two weeks ago before interviewing Soncrant about the crant and the Hamilton board reached an agreement Saturday on his new A premature an- was made Thursday and Friday in the Webster City and other state The ment came as a surprise to his friends and others in the Britt Soncrant said that he has liked Britt and his work at the hospital but one of the factors in his move is an offer of about 25 percent in- crease in Soncrant was selected by the Hamilton County Hospital board over a long list of other Board officials said they were unanimous in their They had made an exhaustive check of other candidates located in all parts of the The Hancock County Relief Commission will hold its regular meeting at the courthouse in Garner on Monday August 2. Claims for assistance wril be and allowed or Start Work On Woden Project The Kenyon Construction Com- pany of Des Moines began to move equipment to Woden the past week and started on the contract for the stabilizing of four and a half miles of road from Woden north and west to the county lines of Kossuth and This project is to be completed by early September cording to County Engineer Charles K. The K. W. Craig Construction Company of has completed about two thirds of the construction work on the nine miles of blacktop being ed between Goodell and Kanawha according to County Engineer Daylight Theft At Service Station A daylight theft at Schrader's Standard Service netted a thief in cash sometime The money was m a large zipper purse in a small wall The safe was and some son familiar with the station dently slipped the purse out while the station attendants were busy the Hancock county sheriff's office Jack Schrader is proprietor at the between 12 The theft took place noon Monday and 6 p. m. as close as he could tell and it was not discovered until Tuesday Flower Show Set For Aug. 16 The annual flower sored by the Unity Class of the Congregational church will be held at the Britt high school on August 16. Mrs. E. E. chairman of the announced this This will be the third annual show sponsored by the An accredited judge has been ed to place the displays of table decorations and other Marilyn Hughes Sells Most Tags Carol who had charge of the a tag day in announced that Marilyn Hughes was the winner of the first place award having cured Herbert Plemel was entitled to second While having collected Vickie Ross won Nixa To Join Schoneman Co. Norb manager of the Fullerton Lumber Co. in has accept a position with man Bros. Lumber Co. at The Schoneman firm owns 11 lumber yards in South Dakota and The headquarters of the company is at Nixa will be general manager in charge of the yard at He will start on his new position August 15 and the family will move there about 1. The Co. in Britt out of business recently when the buildings and real estate were sold to Mullins Hybrid Service and Lumber Co. purchased the lumber and building materials in third prize with a total of The fourth award was merited by Dale Sundeen who turned in and fifth place went to James Er- Ickson with collections totaling Grateful thanks goes to these young without whom there could have been no tag Miss Friedow We are especially thankful to the public for their generosity and to the young people for giving up one of their Saturdays for this By the united efforts of all the Volunteers of America will be able to give much needed assistance to many more needy she con- ANNUAL PICNIC HELD The annual picnic of the bers of the Britt Fire Department and their families was held Sunday in Memorial Budget Hearing Monday Night The city council will hold its regular monthly meeting Monday July 2 and at that time will also have the hearing on the 1955 city Anyone wanting more information on the budget or ing objections should appear at that First State Of Britt Ups Capital Stock To Directors of the First State Bank of Britt this week announced that the capital stock of the bank will be increased to The increase conies following action at a stockholders meeting held July 13 at which time it was voted to increase the capital stock from Floyd executive vice-president said this The legal publication of the amendments of the articles of in- corporation of the bank is being printed in the this The amendment The capital stock of this corporation shall be and shall be di- vided into shares of each and shall be fuM paid The First State Bank was ed in 1927 with a capital stock of The deposits shown by the bank statement in January 1928 were The capital stock was increased to in 1938 and now a 100 percent stock dividend has been sued to the Deposits shown in the July 1954 statement The increase in capital shows the growth and progress of the First State Bank through the deposits have increased to a point where the stockholders ed it expedient to increase the cap- ital stock of the corporation as ther protection to Rummel The increase in capitalization is another added protection to de- among the several already present at the First State he pointed out and it enhances the ability of the local bank to con- to give outstanding banking service to the Hancock Women Place Second in Vote Contest Harry IFBF legislative has announced the ning counties in the 1954 Get Out The Vote Contest which is one of the major projects of the Farm Bureau Women's Group and ed up by Mrs. Frank Winnebago came out on top for district two with 37.6 percent ing out at the Hancock was second with 32.6, Floyd 32.6, chel 25.6, Franklin 25.8, Worth The expanding Hancock County Junior Fair has called for more space for This 160 by IS ft. pole and sheet metal building has been built on the west side of the Andrew Hampe of Britt handled the con- Working on the shed are Frank William Harold Philip Weiland and Paul It was completed last Install Memorial To Emit Nissen Woden School Tax Levy Down About 21 Mills At a recent meeting of the Board A memorial to Emil Britt who died following a car accident this was in- stalled at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital The memorial is in the form of a new lighted sign over the en- of the The sign is 18 ft. 4 in. long and has 10 in. plastic The red of Education of the Woden in front of a white School it was found to lower the millage levy for he coining school year mately twenty-one This means that the taxpayer will pay less than two-thirds as much for school purposes in 1954 as he did in 1953. The extremely high millage levy in 1933 was necessary because of extensive improvements and the purchase of a new bus. Ordinarily this would have been paid through a bond It was handled more economically by taxes than would have been possible had it been paid by issuing The only indebtedness that the School has at the present time is about which is the balance due on the bond issue floated five years This bond issue is able at the rate of per plus A hearing on the proposed The parents of Mrs Donald from Oskaloosa were I ing here 23.0, Wright 21.8, Butler 21.5, boldt 19.5, Kossuth 18 4 and Cerro Gordo 18.0. For the state as a whole 18 9 per cent of the eligible voters turned out for the 1954 This is a drop of 57 percent 1952. It appears more rural cast their ballots d in ban people as in all voting is rural counties was than in those counties large urban population budget will be held at the Woden high school Thursday August 12 at p. m. at which time taxpayers may appear and make if they so WILMA WINNER IN CONTEST Miss daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William of auditioned to enter the Venita Rich television talent con- test. Out of 300 people who en- tered the Miss Johnson was one of 20 to be chosen in the con- test. As the result she will sing Things Mean a at the Iowa Fair at Mason August 15 Miss Jams Bartik will be her accompanist seamless plastic background that contains four fluorescent The new sign was lighted for the first time Tuesday night and it does much to attract attention to the new hospital at A lighted sign at the hospital had been suggested and Emil sen was the first to make a con- to a fund for the He had given about be- fore his The Auxiliary of the hospital took over the fund ing his death and the Nissen ily continued to sponsor the They have agreed to make up the difference between the cost of the sign and the total in the The coil of the sign and lation will be about and Mrs. Frank Senneff of the Auxiliary said that there is about in the Anyone wishing to make a contribution can do so by ing the Auxiliary or the WILL RAIL IN AUGUST TO VISIT IN GERMANY Mr. and Mrs. Herbert who live five miles north of Britt will leave August 6 via train for New York where they plan to spend a day wtb Mr. and Mrs. Hans Eg- gert prior to boarding the ship M. S to go abroad to visit relatives in Germany three Mr. mother visited in America three years ago and was here fourteen It has been 31 since Mr. came to America and 26 years for Mrs. since their leaving This will be the first visit back to their homeland for both of them For Program With Inductees The Britt V. F. W. Post and its Auxiliary have been commended by the Iowa headquarters of tive Service for the program which they carry out in sending inductees to Following is a letter sent to Record Number Take Swimming Lessons Commander Kenneth Hoick the worthwhile Dear Commander I am informed that your Post and Auxiliary have for the past three years put on a going away party for Hancock county inductees prior to their departure for tion into the armed In ad- dition to lunch served by your Auxiliary to the their families and I am ed that each young man is pre- sented with cigarettes and candy This recognition has contri materially to the morale of the young men leaving for active military Your Post is to be commended for this I am is appreciated by all Too the selectees receive no recognition from the and their de- parture is except by their immediate families and close They enter service to keep America Please extend to the membership of your Post my genuine and cere appreciation for the service they have so generously and my hope that you will find it possible to continue that service so long as conditions make it necessary that we maintain our armed forces at substantially ent With all best wishes for con- success in your worthwhile endeavors and the accomplishment of your current program of I Very R. A LANCASTER Colonel AGC State Director Selective Clark Appears On Charge Clifford Clark was arrested July 21 on a charge of drunken by Britt marshal C. L. on the south edge of Clark appeared before Justice of the Peace L. M. Naser was bound over to the r term Ten Additions Will Make For Bigger Show Machinery and Commercial Exhibits Bigger Livestock Show Visitors at the Second Annual Hancock Co. Junior Fair August 9-10-11 will be amazed at the changes and growth that the has shown in one short Junior livestock raisers in the county will more than double some of the livestock entries and there have been other additions to the Hancock County Fair that tend to bring it up to the calibre of other county shows around In the livestock which is the big interest in the boys de- there has been a mendous increase since the fair has been established at a permanent In 1953 there were 287 head of beef beef and dairy This year fair di- rectors expect 240 baby 51 dairy animals and 14 purebred beef The increase in the hog show is even more Last year 26 litters were This year there is a possibility of 65 litter entries in the swine The sheep show will from 13 to 26 and there are the following entries in other de- 7, horses 13, 4. Also there are entries in the crops corn 6, soybeans 2, garden 1, and oats 2. With the increase in entries the fair board has had to find room for For sheep and 44 pens have been built in the drying nel of the old hemp The low ceiling in the tunnel was knocked out to give adequate space for 10 Improvements Here are the changes that will be noted in the 1954 No. 1. Increase in sheep and swine No. 2. A 160x18 ft. shed has been built on the outside of the for dairy and No. 3. The show ring has been No. 4. There will be a 40x100 ft. tent for commercial No. 5. There is space for have reserved No. 6. More special premiums will be offered to livestock No. 7. Space will be available poultry and electricity No. 8. A midway with rides has been Rides on the grounds will consist of pony j ferris merry-go-round and airplane No. 9. Expansion of the ng lot with a new area south of he No. 10. The first edition of a lancock County Fair book etc. The fair board has been ng a and Better and hey are showing a phenomenal growth in the event this Re- member August 9, 19, to lie Other Plans Elsie home economist nd Bob youth that a loud speaker system be set up for the ons and also at the livestock ring o that people can hear as well as ee what is going The Fair board has in its ture plans a covered show a building and another livestock Hospital Receives From Estate The contribution be- to the Hancock County of the district The bond Memorial Hospital in the will of B. was posted for LIST TIME FOR TESTS The dm are in r a. m. to 1 p m. No or p. m. Rural youngsters around Britt have hern in the has had and of them have been coming will be in I his Here he roaches Janelle Sara Tom and Linda in the proper are The fee for a instruction permit and school is fl 00 for a Way was received last week by 'the hoard of The the Hancock Memorial hospital the pum of TI for use in the construction of such hospital and if should be in excess of construction the trustees use the balance for Board Buck snid the use of funds has already been as specified in the The hot has brought a record number of Tonne people to I he Britt at the hich for lessons Instructor John Holmen coaches Cooper of Kanawha on a Others in the picture are Keith Waiter Cary David John Duer and David Britt Boy Scouts Win 36 Merit Badges At Largest Croup There in Scouts won their of at annual camp Hu id and Daniel Stan Ted Jim Tommy r Jerry KnV T- 1 1 l of TIVI i tV 5 f r O id -s re SJ PV1 3 G Buf f G Over 100 people from Kanawha are of the Here the Croup of swimmers match Holmen and Janelle cue a demonstration on swimmers from attendance on they pose for a picture have been in iv Here off the Parents at the pool and at the lion program will be held re on 71 the th I t nt Wednesday r. at Tom the The from July 24. JEWS PA PER I
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